https://taibbi.substack.com/p/russiagate-was-journalist-qano...The Mueller report reveals: three years of news coverage was insane conspiracy theorydid America’s entire “respectable” news media really spend 22-plus months humping a transparent conspiracy theory, praying out loud for a former FBI chief to save them from Donald Trump, like cultists awaiting passage to Heaven’s Gate on the Hale-Bopp Comet?An impeachment of Trump for obstructing an investigation into a non-existent crime — probably the first public scandal of his life in which he’s been genuinely innocent — would be the most 2019 America thing ever, although it seems unlikely. What’s more predictable is a parade of outraged media figures pointing to this section of the report and insisting Mueller’s portrait of Trump validates the last three years of insanity.April 18, 2019 shall be named "The Day of "The Great Disappointment” for those with the Trump Derangement Syndrome. Watching rage then spinning of the main street media has been quite entertaining.
The report clearly shows Trump obstructed justice and his team colluded with the Russians, resulted in dozens of criminal charges and recommended Trump be indicted after leaving office. And you think that's a victory for Trump?
Kunstler's take on the Mueller report:https://tinyurl.com/y45blkg4After two years of gaslighting the public while it blew smoke up America’s ass, the Jacobin news media enjoyed its final feeding frenzy with the release of the 400-page Mueller report. They expected 1000 pounds of raw filet mignon, but it turned out to be tofu fried in olestra. The ensuing fugue of hyperventilating hysteria was also duly expected The threats and raving continued all the livelong day and far into the peeper-filled night with CNN’s Chris Cuomo blustering “It’s time to rumble,” and the lugubrious hack David Gergen muttering soulfully, “This was not fake news,” and The Times’ Maggie Haberman fuming that the White House had played the “Nazi anthem” Edelweiss — very fake news, it turned out, since the tune was written for Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s 1959 Broadway show, The Sound of Music (and sung by the anti-Nazi hero Baron von Trapp). Meanwhile Rachel Maddow had the balls to confab in prime time with disgraced former FBI mandarin Andy McCabe, officially identified as a liar by his own colleagues at the agency. What a circus of perfidious freaky!Many criminal referrals have already been made on the likes of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr, and a big net has been cast to pull in the figures who have been hiding in the thickets lo these two-and-a-half-years of smoke and gaslight: Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, William Brennan, James Clapper, Nellie Ohr, Samantha Power, Bill Priestap, Jim Rybicki, James Baker, Mike Kortan, John Carlin, Mary McCord, Josh Campbell and more. Some of these are going to jail and some have already flipped. The fetchings should reach the Obama White House. Mr. Mueller himself, even in his majestic granitic silence, will be liable for failing to inform his boss, the Attorney General, that the predicate document for his witch hunt was known to be a fraud back in 2016, and was used anyway to spy on a presidential candidate.Kunstler at his finest! Such a wordsmith.
More Kunstler:https://tinyurl.com/y2e4zc4rAct One, the Mueller investigation, was a 22-month circle-jerk of prosecutorial misconduct and media malfeasance. Act Two will be the circular firing squad of former officials assassinating each other’s character to desperately avoid prosecution.In the meantime, there is the nation’s business which has been hopelessly burdened by an hallucinatory overlay of Wokester idiocy emanating from the campuses, so that even in the absence of the Mueller distraction every organized endeavor in this land from-sea-to-shining-sea is paralyzed by race-and-gender hustles. Next up: a national debate over reparations for slavery in the never-ending quest to monetize moral posturing. Won’t that be a mighty string of knots to untangle? Who qualifies, exactly? What about the indigenous people whose lands were overrun? And what about the Japanese interned in 1941? And what about women prevented from earning salaries all those lost decades of housewifery? And what about the brown people from many lands whose families did not come here until slavery was a long time gone? Do Silicon Valley engineers from India, and thoracic surgeons from the Philippines have to pay up for the sins of Whitey?That circus won’t stop until America gets whapped upside the head by economic reality and, really, who is paying attention to that? the opioid epidemic has been the only thing keeping the immiserated denizens of Flyover-land from resorting to violent insurrection.Much more at the link.
<<The report clearly shows Trump obstructed justice and his team colluded with the Russians, resulted in dozens of criminal charges and recommended Trump be indicted after leaving office. And you think that's a victory for Trump?>>Of course your claims are baloney. But keep it up. Your continued blind hatred is a definite asset for Republicans in the 2020 election.Seattle Pioneer
The report clearly shows Trump obstructed justice and his team colluded with the Russians, resulted in dozens of criminal charges and recommended Trump be indicted after leaving office. And you think that's a victory for Trump?Once the predicate of beginning the Russiagate investigation is investigated. Oh YES!http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/the-conspiracy-against-trump/The media has scarcely reported how Michael Horowitz, the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ), has been looking into the activities of the principal promoters of the Russiagate fraud. Horowitz, whose report is expected in about a month, has already revealed that he intends to make criminal referrals as a result of his investigation. While the report will only cover malfeasance in the Department of Justice, which includes the FBI, the names of intelligence officers involved will no doubt also surface. It is expected that there will be charges leading to many prosecutions and one can hope for jail time for those individuals who corruptly betrayed their oath to the United States Constitution to pursue a political vendetta.The first phase of the illegal investigation of the Trump associates involved initiating wiretaps without any probable cause. This eventually involved six government intelligence and law enforcement agencies* that formed a de facto task force headed by the CIA’s Director John Brennan.Brennan was the key to the operation because the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court refused to approve several requests by the FBI to initiate taps on Trump associates and Trump Tower as there was no probable cause to do so but the British and other European intelligence services were legally able to intercept communications linked to American sources. Brennan was able to use his connections with those foreign intelligence agencies, primarily the British GCHQ, to make it look like the concerns about Trump were coming from friendly and allied countries and therefore had to be responded to as part of routine intelligence sharing.In other words, to make the wiretaps appear to be legitimate, GCHQ and others were quietly and off-the-record approached by Brennan and associates over their fears of what a Trump presidency might mean. A conspiracy & violations of the law will be found out. It will involve the Democratic party going back to the Obama administration utilizing the Department of Justice & intelligence agencies.Also the Mueller report indication of Russian interference within the US since 2014. Just why did the Obama administration ignore & do little about it?*https://truepundit.com/exclusive-six-u-s-agencies-conspired-...
<<In other words, to make the wiretaps appear to be legitimate, GCHQ and others were quietly and off-the-record approached by Brennan and associates over their fears of what a Trump presidency might mean. A conspiracy & violations of the law will be found out. It will involve the Democratic party going back to the Obama administration utilizing the Department of Justice & intelligence agencies.Also the Mueller report indication of Russian interference within the US since 2014. Just why did the Obama administration ignore & do little about it?>>Oh dear! This sounds WORSE than Watergate!You say this was done under Obama? Oh, surely not!Seattle Pioneer
A conspiracy & violations of the law will be found out.It's already been found out, and Trump did it.
The partisan participant enablers are all over the lame street news as ex-spurts. Clappur, breadman, et. al.
https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/26/isikoff-skepticism-steele...The investigative reporter who broke the first news story based on information from Christopher Steele now says that he and others in the media should have had “more skepticism” about the former British spy’s infamous dossier.“It’s been surprising to me the degree to which some people have wanted to maintain that the dossier was checking out when, as far as I can tell, it hasn’t,” he added.Isikoff is best known in the Russia saga for his Sept. 23, 2016 article about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.It was later revealed that the report was based on information from Steele, who met with Isikoff and a small handful of reporters in Washington, D.C., in September 2016. Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that hired Steele on behalf of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, arranged Steele’s meetings with journalists.Isikoff said in the interview with Vanity Fair, published Thursday, that the dossier was based on second- and third-hand information.“We knew that Steele compiled it, but that Steele did not hear these allegations himself. Somebody else heard them from others and then passed them along. That’s third-hand stuff, which is not usually the kind you want for publishing,” Isikoff said.
They expected 1000 pounds of raw filet mignon, but it turned out to be tofu fried in olestra.Now that's funny. That's interesting writing.
>>They expected 1000 pounds of raw filet mignon, but it turned out to be tofu fried in olestra.<< Now that's funny. That's interesting writing. - theBaron----------------Coulda used a few exclamation points!
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