As a highly-trained, uber-intelligent blogger, the biggest drawback to taking a day off is the chance you can miss a story. Sweet fancy Moses, did I miss the story of the decade. So, here’s the story, two days late, courtesy of AOSHQ.
A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is “explosive,” stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.
[A senior] government official said that after reading the document “some of these people should no longer be in the government.”
But the government official, who viewed the document said “it will be tough for a lot of people to see this and especially the media, which has been attempting to deemphasize the dossier. It’s going to punch a hole in their collusion narrative.”
I want to be excited about this, but the pessimist in me believes this is a nothingburger, and no one will be held accountable.
That said, if this memo is as damning as people are saying it is, there is a chance – a small chance – some Washington bureaucrats may actually see prison time. Do you realize how rare that is? It’s like finding a cyclops married to a unicorn who farts rainbows.
President Trump’s physician gave the leftist media a case of teh sadz yesterday when he informed them the president is in very good health – both physically and mentally.
The Physician to the President Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson said during Tuesday’s White House press briefing that President Donald Trump requested, then aced, a cognitive ability exam.
Reporters have suggested for months that Trump is mentally unstable, and NBC’s Hallie Jackson was quick to ask about the president’s mental health during the briefing.
“I had absolutely no concerns about his cognitive ability or his — you know, neurological function,” Jackson asserted. “I was not going to do a cognitive exam. I had no intention of doing one. The reason we did the cognitive assessment is plain and simple because the president asked me to do it.”
Naturally, CNN’s most prominent whiny bitch Jim Acosta accused Rear Admiral Jackson of lying about the president’s exam, because bitches gonna bitch.
The latest uproar over our Sexist, Intolerant, Xenophobic, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Racist, Bigoted president revolves around his “alleged” claim America should not accept immigrants from “shithole countries.”
President Donald Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House, a Democratic aide briefed on the meeting said.
Trump’s comments were first reported by The Washington Post, which said the group of nations referred to also included El Salvador.
The comments came as senators huddled in the Oval Office with the president to discuss a path forward on an immigration deal. Trump questioned why the United States would want people from nations such as Haiti while he was being briefed on changes to the visa lottery system.
According to the aide, when the group discussed immigration from Africa, Trump asked why America would want immigrants from “all these shithole countries” and that the U.S. should have more people coming in from places like Norway.
The best response to this ridiculous non-story came from Jim Treacher on Twitter:
Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, the president was quoted accurately. So what? Does anyone believe America would be better off taking immigrants from Somalia, Iraq, or Kazakhstan instead of Finland, Tunisia, or India? Because I sure don’t.
I also don’t think this is the blockbuster story the leftist media believes it is. There ARE shithole countries on this planet, and everyone agrees which ones are on the shit list. Stop your pearl clutching and get a life.
A Russian historian is fighting a state-forced mental health commitment, claiming the committal and other charges were levied because he has been publicizing the crimes of Russian dictator Josef Stalin.
A Russian historian whose exposure of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s crimes angered state officials is due to begin enforced psychiatric testing this week amid fears he will be falsely declared insane, his lawyer said.
Yuri Dmitriev, 61, is on trial in northwest Russia on charges brought by state prosecutors of involving his adopted daughter in child pornography, of illegally possessing “the main elements of” a firearm, and depravity involving a minor.
Some of Russia’s leading cultural figures say Dmitriev was framed because his focus on Stalin’s crimes – he found a mass grave with up to 9,000 bodies dating from the Soviet dictator’s Great Terror in the 1930s – jars with the latter-day Kremlin narrative that Russia must not be ashamed of its past.
The narrative has taken on added importance ahead of a March presidential election which polls show Vladimir Putin, who uses his country’s World War Two victory when Stalin was in charge to bolster national pride, is on track to win.
Putin, a murderous dictator in his own right, has claimed there is an “excessive demonization of Stalin” in the world.
As a history buff, it appalls me that so many people are fairly ignorant of Stalin’s atrocities. The man was responsible for 40-62 million deaths, making Adolf Hitler look like a f**king piker. And, unlike Hitler, Stalin mostly murdered his own people, making him the world’s second worst mass murderer; second only to Mao Zedong.
The fact Mr. Dmitriev is being state-committed and framed for these crimes tells you everything you need to know about Vladimir Putin and modern Russia. Sadly, little has changed since 1917.
Say what you want about President Trump; the man is an expert at trolling the left.
President Donald Trump on Saturday called himself a “very stable genius” and “really smart” after a new book said White House advisers have had concerns that Mr. Trump wasn’t fit for the presidency.
In a flurry of tweets Saturday morning, Mr. Trump also accused Democrats of raising questions about his mental stability to attack his presidency.
“Now that Russian collusion, after one year of intense study, has proven to be a total hoax on the American public, the Democrats and their lapdogs, the Fake News Mainstream Media, are taking out the old Ronald Reagan playbook and screaming mental stability and intelligence,” Mr. Trump said. “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.”
“I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star to President of the United States (on my first try),” the president continued. “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”
“On my first try…” Nothing makes me laugh more than a shot across Hillary Clinton’s ample bow.
A fire erupted in Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York Wednesday afternoon. There were no reports of injuries.
The fire that broke out at the Clinton’s around 2:50 p.m. afternoon was extinguished around 3:15 p.m.
The Clintons bought their first home in Chappaqua — a hamlet in the Westchester County town of New Castle, N.Y. — in 1999 for $1.7 million. They bought a three-bedroom property next door in 2016.
Aerial images appeared to show fire department activity at a second, smaller house on the property at the rear of the main house.
Fire officials believe the cause of the blaze was either Mrs. Clinton burning incriminating documents, or Bill was caught “polling the electorate” – in this case, a twenty-something lingerie model.
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch – one of the squishiest of the current Washington RINOs – is retiring in 2018. Thank Christ.
Utah GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch announced on Tuesday that he will not run for re-election in 2018 and will leave the Senate at the end of his current term, after 42 years in his seat.
This is the dictionary definition of what’s wrong with Congress. We need term limits. Unfortunately, there is something even more upsetting than the lack of term limits: Hatch’s alleged successor…
Hatch’s retirement kicks off an open race for a reliably Republican Senate seat, and one worry for Trump is that one of his biggest GOP critics could replace the Utah senator: Mitt Romney, whose name has been at the top of the list for the GOP nomination for months.
The failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor has deep familial and political ties in Utah owing to his Mormon faith and his successful management of the once-troubled 2002 Winter Olympics. His family maintains a residence in the state, and Romney hosts an annual political gathering in Utah popular with the GOP establishment.
Great, so we lose a senator with a pathetic 27% Liberty Score at Conservative Review, and possibly gain a senator who implemented Romneycare in MA, lost to Obama, and spent the last few years cuddling RINOs like McCain, Graham, and McConnell.
Traitorous, senile bastard John McCain has been served a subpoena from the House Intelligence Committee.
The summons was sent regarding the debunked Russian dossier, and McCain’s involvement in it.
McCain, recovering in Arizona from treatments for cancer, has long refused to detail his actions regarding the dossier. For his part, Kramer was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee on Dec. 19. The new subpoena stems from statements Kramer made in that interview.
In the session, Kramer told House investigators that he knew the identities of the Russian sources for the allegations in Steele’s dossier. But when investigators pressed Kramer to reveal those names, he declined to do so.
Now, he is under subpoena. The subpoena, issued Wednesday afternoon, directs Kramer to appear again before House investigators on Jan. 11. (H/T – AOSHQ)
I fully expect McCain to gleefully ignore the subpoena. I also expect the committee will allow McCain to get away with it because of McCain’s “illness.”
Well, well, well. It seems the #WarOnWomen has always been waged by the Democrats, and specifically, their god-king Barack Hussein Obama.
The Justice Department scolded the Obama administration on Wednesday following a report on how sexual harassment of all kinds was improperly handled at the department for years.
The Washington Post reported that the DOJ’s inspector general had found “systemic” problems with how complaints were addressed, with offending officials often being let off the hook or even rewarded. The article cited investigative reports on a lawyer who allegedly groped two female attorneys and a top U.S. Marshals official who had sex with “approximately” nine women in his office.
Though fresh complaints have been filed recently, the IG said some of the worst alleged offenses happened several years ago in the department’s Civil Division.
Ian Prior, a spokesman in the Trump Justice Department, would not comment in detail about the allegations but described the problems as largely occurring during the prior administration.
One of the local talk radio hosts yesterday offered a great point: Why would the president fire Mueller when the only information coming out of the investigation has been damning to Democrats?
On Christmas Day, the Associated Press had literally nothing better to do than to slam President Trump. In fairness, the AP was whining about our nation’s most important functions: state dinners.
President Donald Trump couldn’t stop talking about the red carpets, military parades and fancy dinners that were lavished upon him during state visits on his recent tour of Asia. “Magnificent,” he declared at one point on the trip.
But Trump has yet to reciprocate, making him the first president in almost a century to close his first year in office without welcoming a visiting counterpart to the U.S. with similar trappings.
NO STATE DINNERS? OH MY GOD, WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!
President Trump is already a multimillionaire, so state dinners and all their pageantry probably bore him. Besides, lavish state dinners and celebrity gatherings – at taxpayer expense – were Obama’s forte. Trump has been dealing with more pressing issues this year; like cleaning up Obama’s mess.