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Susan Rice postpones her testimony in front of the Congress tomorrow over her role in the ‘unmasking’ scandal

July 17, 2017

  One of the aspects of the Russia hacking scandal which has been ignored by the mainstream media is the “unmasking” scandal which has surrounded Susan Rice. Susan Rice was supposed to testify tomorrow in front of the Congress about her role in the “unmasking” scandal but according to this story she has backed out. Here is more:

Susan Rice is no longer expected to visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a meeting with the House committee probing allegations she “unmasked” President Trump associates in Russian meddling probes. 

Rice had been expected to face tough questions on her role in the matter while serving as then-President Barack Obama’s national security adviser. Trump alleges Rice may have committed a crime by asking government analysts to disclose the names of his associates documented in intelligence reports.

Fox News was initially told Rice would be giving closed-door testimony Tuesday before the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

But that session has apparently been postponed. 

  This is quite interesting coming on the heals of the news that Susan Rice’s documents related to the “unmasking” scandal have been moved to the Obama Presidential Library where they cannot be seen by the public for five years.

  That was convenient, wasn’t it? It certainly looks like she has something to hide and today’s news adds fuel to that fire. FOX News contributor and attorney Gregg Jarrett appeared with Lou Dobbs and he speculated she has delayed her testimony because she has lawyered up because she is in serious legal trouble and could face indictment. Here is more: 

Jarrett says Rice’s latest moves suggest she has lawyers involved and that she is in “very serious legal trouble.”

Jarrett also told Lou that there will be indictments of Obama officials in the unmasking scandal.

Gregg Jarrett: This tells me that lawyers have gotten involved. Lawyers probably told her to clam up… Because she’s in legal jeopardy… At least one crime was committed here and likely many more.… I would imagine that once they determine who did it (unmasked) here they’re going to be indicted. Now is it going to be a member of the administration, it would have to be because they’re the only ones who had access, top administration officials, to the intelligence that actually does the collection.

  I still hold firm to my belief that Democrats may rue the day they pushed this McCarthyite Russian collusion conspiracy theory.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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Border Patrol union head says there has been a ‘miraculous’ drop in illegal immigration

July 17, 2017

  While Donald Trump has not been able, and most likely will not be able, to build the wall there has been a remarkable drop in illegal immigration since Donald Trump became President. So much so that the President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, has called in “miraculous” in an interview with C-Span.

  You can watch the interview with C-Span here but I have decided to use the transcript from The Daily Caller. Here is what he had to say:

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Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare replacement bill kickbacks

July 17, 2017

  We all remember how upset the establishment Republicans were during the Obamacare debate when Harry Reid was “bribing” politicians in order to get them to vote in favor of the legislation. Most Republican voters were also upset about kickbacks such as the “Cornhusker Kickback” and all the others. But while the Republicans in Washington DC were upset back then they seem to have taken a liking to kickbacks now that they are in power.

  According to this story Mitch McConnell is now taking a page out of Harry Reid’s playbook because “this is how things get done.” Here is some of the kickbacks Mitch McConnell and the establishment Republicans are offering moderate Republicans in order to obtain their votes:

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Democrat Adam Schiff admits it was not appropriate for the Clinton campaign to conspire with Ukraine during the election

July 16, 2017

  With all of the media frenzy surrounding the possibility that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia it would be nice if the mainstream media was as concerned about the fact that, as Politico reported back in January, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee did in fact collude with Ukraine during the election and it actually did impact the Trump campaign.

  In my opinion ignoring the one story while feverishly covering the other story is proof that most of the coverage is politically motivated. If the mainstream media was truly interested in protecting the integrity of the democratic process they would be equally concerned about both stories.

  Earlier today ABC finally showed some interest in the Clinton/Ukraine collusion scandal when the network asked Democratic Representative Adam Schiff if it was acceptable for the Democrats to accept help from Ukraine and he admitted it would not be appropriate. He went on to say it would be problematic. The tense he uses is interesting because he seems to be speaking hypothetically when there is proof this actually happened.

  Here is the video of the exchange:

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Sunday, July 16th open thread: ‘Gone Daddy Gone’

July 16, 2017

  open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, July 16th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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  Last night we saw Echo and the Bunnymen and the Violent Femmes perform live in Boston at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and it was a great show. This is the first time any of us have been to that venue and it is a great place to see a show. Here are the Violent Femmes performing Gone Daddy Gone live from Philadelphia last week. 

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Jeff Sessions to challenge Hawaii judge’s decision that Donald Trump is enforcing the travel ban too narrowly after the Supreme Court decision

July 14, 2017

  On June 26th the Supreme Court decided to hear the challenge to Donald Trump’s travel ban during the next session and decided to let parts of the ban move forward while the case is pending.

  A few days ago a Federal judge in Hawaii decided that the Trump administration misinterpreted the decision and was implementing the ban in too narrow a way so he decided to open it up a little bit. Here is more:

a federal judge’s decision to allow grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and other relatives of people in the U.S. to circumvent the Trump administration’s travel ban policy.

The order, issued Thursday evening local time in Honolulu by Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, deals a temporary blow to one of the president’s signature initiatives. It also prohibits the administration from blocking refugees with a commitment from a resettlement agency in the U.S., a move that could revive the flow of refugee admissions this year.

  This certainly sounds like a Federal judge creating policy instead of interpreting law, in fact I would say this is a classic example. Jeff Sessions, in announcing his decision to appeal this to the Supreme Court, agrees: 

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Clinton ally Paul Begala says Donald Trump should be debating bombing Russia

July 13, 2017

  It has been entertaining, although at some times frustrating, to see the leftist McCarthyites melt down after the improbable loss of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election but Hillary Clinton ally Paul Begala has taken it to a new level by claiming Donald Trump should be considering bombing Russia. Here is the clip:

  So, because his candidate lost he is now advocating the possibility of attacking a foreign nation and he claims Donald Trump’s supporters should be on board because his victory is now tainted. Apparently the justification for an act of war have been dramatically reduced because his candidate lost. I remember when, not all that long ago, the Democratic party was the anti-war party but I guess that has changed.

  I still see faded “war is not the answer” bumper stickers on leftist’s cars but now a top ally of Hillary Clinton is seemingly condoning an act of war against a world superpower simply because Hillary Clinton lost an unlosable election, my how times (and standards) have changed…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium