Here is a weekly summary of news that the legacy media and Democrats have obfuscated for partisan political reasons, and which need wider dissemination.
1. Let’s start off with an article that exposes the unvarnished fascism that is leftist-run legal academia these days, as explained by Jonathan Turley:
American journalist H.L. Mencken once observed, “Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.” Despite an unending respect for Mencken, this is an occasion in which I found him mistaken, after I violated the Eleventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not testify for Republicans.”
Worse yet, I am a recidivist sinner, after testifying as a constitutional expert in both the Clinton and Trump impeachment hearings. Like all mortal sins, the violation of the Eleventh Commandment comes with not just eternal but immediate damnation. What is most striking about this commandment is that it does not matter if your testimony is made in good faith. For example, under the Ninth Commandment, you are only guilty if you give false evidence against your neighbor. Under the Eleventh Commandment, it does not matter if your testimony is true or false. A law-fearing academic must not give any testimony for Republicans.
[H]eresy demands condemnation — whether or not it is based in reality. After all, this is all meant to get people not to seriously consider the flaws in the impeachment, including the proposed articles that ultimately were dropped. So, for any academic tempted to testify for Republicans in an impeachment proceeding, I can only caution that Romans 12:19 may say that “vengeance is mine … sayeth the Lord” —but judgment will be more immediate for anyone who strays from the chosen professorial path.
Read the rest here. Jonathan Turley may be the last honest liberal left in America.
I like these 2020 predictions by Kurt Schlichter; I daresay you will, too.
Trump Will Be Impeached…Yawn
The Economy Will Stay Strong, Disappointing Democrats
Virginia Will Declare War on Its Citizens
Replacing Justice Ginsburg
Trans Fascism Backlash
Foreign Policy Success
Democrats Will Lose the House
Trump Will Get Reelected
Read the rest here. I highly recommend reading the details associated with each item at the link.
3. Matt Gaetz says that Adam Schiff should be removed from his chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee.
“Schiff is not just a member of Congress, he’s a member of the Gang of 8. So there’s intelligence as an Armed Services Committee member that I cannot see, but I have to rely on Schiff and others in the Gang of 8 to correctly assess that intelligence and give us their accurate perceptions.”
“That is one of the reasons that I have filed legislation expressing the sense of the House that Schiff should be removed as the Intelligence Chairman so that we at least get clear eyes on the most important intelligence analysis that faces the country,” Gaetz concluded.
Read the rest here. Tip of the iceberg. He needs to face some serious legal consequences for his serial lying.
4. Finally, someone is saying what needs to be said about John Brennan!
A former FBI counter-terrorism agent contends John Brennan, the director of the CIA for Barack Obama, committed sedition and “I would argue treason.”
The charges come from John Guandolo, the founder of Understanding the Threat, an organization that trains and consults with federal, state and local leaders and agencies “to defeat the jihadi threat.”
In an interview with Jamie Glazov on the “Glazov Gang,” Guandolo said, “I think if you’re going to stand beside John Brennan like a number of people have and they’ve officially put their names on a list, your putting yourself in the enemy camp.”
He continued: “John Brennan what he’s guilty of is sedition, and I would argue treason. This isn’t something that happened in the last two years. He’s made an entire adult life time of this.”
“And then you look at the organizations he has supported,” Guandolo said. “Numerous Muslim Brotherhood jihadi organizations in the U.S. that he’s supported, and his behavior toward our system and toward the leadership, specifically the president of the United States.”
Read the rest here. There’s an even chance that he’ll be the first former CIA ever indicted for multiple felonies.
5. Populism has returned to American politics with a vengeance, courtesy of President Donald J. Trump.
The story of America’s evolving political topography is one of tectonic plates that slowly grind against one another until a break notably alters the landscape with seismic consequences — a sudden lurch long in development. The election of President Donald Trump cemented a realignment of the two political parties rooted in cultural and economic change years in the making. Although he has been the epicenter of all politics since his announcement of candidacy in 2015, Trump is the product of this realignment more than its cause, a fact that becomes clear as you travel the back roads to the places that made him the most unlikely president of our era.
The election of Trump glued populism to conservatism, an ideology long leavened by anti-establishment rhetoric but rooted in the inertial acquiescence to the status quo that comes with laissez-faire policies. In Trump, Republicans have embraced, or have been forced to embrace, a more muscular and activist approach on issues ranging from trade policy to nonstop legal warfare with liberal state governments like California’s. Gone is the consistency of federalism, replaced in conservatism’s pantheon with the base-motivating potency of perpetual confrontation.
The suburbs may be where control of government will be decided, but the 2020 election will not be the end of the coalition Trump mobilized in 2016 or the resistance that formed in response. Why? Because the individualization of our cultural economy and the self-sorting of our communities will keep fueling distrust of establishment institutions and keep roiling our political and consumer behaviors. Establishment politicians, CEOs and journalists all ignore the dynamism of this great revolt at their own peril.
Read the rest here: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-great-revolt-enters-a-new-phase-how-the-populist-uprising-of-2016-will-reverberate-in-2020/ May the Trumpian momentum continue through 2020 and beyond!
6. Demographics is destiny.
Census Bureau estimates released Monday reportedly showed the country’s slowest population growth rate in a century, as demographic shifts to the south bring impending changes to the House of Representatives.
“While natural increase is the biggest contributor to the U.S. population increase, it has been slowing over the last five years,” Sandra Johnson, Census Bureau demographer, said in the release. “Natural increase, or when the number of births is greater than the number of deaths, dropped below 1 million in 2019 for the first time in decades.”
Monday’s estimates, which are close approximations of changes to state populations for the last year which ended July 1, project a seat shuffle in the House of Representatives, with Texas and six other states poised to gain seats, while California, New York, and six other states look set to lose representatives.
Read the rest here. And then there are all of the illegal aliens (time for a national voter ID, too).
7. Here is why Shifty Schiff doesn’t want the Ukraine hoax whistleblower under oath.
During hearings, Schiff cracked his gavel repeatedly to silence questions from Republicans about the whistleblower. Truth is, Schiff was protecting himself. Even now, if the whistleblower talks, details of Schiff’s role in launching the complaint may come out.
What is already known is that on July 26, one day after Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, Schiff hired Sean Misko to join his staff. Shortly after that hire, Schiff’s staff met with Ciaramella, a friend and co-worker of Misko’s in the intelligence community. Schiff’s staff gave Ciaramella “guidance” on how to make a complaint. A cozy arrangement. The emails will likely divulge more.
Schiff concealed these dealings until the New York Times caught him in the lie. Schiff also withheld from House investigators documents detailing how his staff aided the whistleblower.
The whistleblower filed his complaint with intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson on Aug. 12, also concealing that he had met with Schiff’s staff. When the complaint became public in September, Schiff feigned surprise.
Even worse, Schiff obscured how the whistleblower complaint ever saw the light of day. The big question is why Atkinson deemed the complaint “credible” enough to be reported to Congress — the trigger required for Schiff to launch an impeachment investigation.
Read the rest here. Judgment day is coming for the fake whistleblower – and also Adam Schiff.
8. The Russians were meddling in the UK’s recent elections – on behalf of Labour and Jeremy Corbyn!
Before the UK election, Hillary Clinton took her book tour to the UK, where she joined the chorus of false claims accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative party of being Russian stooges. Christopher Steele, the British operative hired by her campaign to smear Trump as a Russian asset, had already paved the way with yet another report accusing Johnson of being cultivated by the Russians.
The media began falsely claiming that the Tories were covering up this damning report.
“I find it inexplicable that your government will not release a government report about Russian influence. Inexplicable and shameful,” Hillary Clinton huffed to the BBC. “Every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens.”
The BBC did not bother to inform its viewers that Hillary had been paying one of the report’s sources.
The Steele 2.0 report was obsessed with Russian influence on the Brexit referendum and the previous election. But then the Russians actually shaped Labour’s entire election strategy in this election.
And they used the media to do it. And it wasn’t Johnson and the Tories the Russians were trying to help, but Corbyn and Labour.
A Twitter account using the same name as the Reddit account had even tagged Corbyn in a link to the materials from the Russian disinformation campaign. When Labour refused to state how they received the documents, the media just shrugged.
The repeated refusals of Labour figures associated with Corbyn to explain the source of the documents was as good as an admission that they had not obtained them from legitimate sources.
In the UK, Russian election interference had been meant to aid Momentum’s Labour Party takeover. Meanwhile in the US, after the collapse of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and his clique of socialists has a real shot at taking over the Democrat Party. Whom did the leaked emails help in the 2016 election? It wasn’t Trump. Voters didn’t care about internal Democrat dirty laundry in the national election.
But Bernie and his people used the fallout to gain influence in the DNC. He now polls at number two.
The internal Democrat conflict between Clintonites and Sandernistas, different factions of the Left, was used to frame Trump and Republicans when the real beneficiaries were Bernie Sanders, Keith Ellison, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, her squad and the rest of the Corbynized inner circle of Berniestan.
The Sanders and Corbyn campaign share the same stable of activists. If the Russians were helping Corbyn, it’s a good bet that they were helping the socialist who honeymooned in the USSR.
Read the rest here. And note that Bernie just claimed a big money haul in the 4th quarter, topping all Democrat candidates. Where do you suppose the money came from in the context of Greenfield’s excellent article?
9. Finally, it is proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that Andrew McCabe lied to FBI agents in 2017, just as independent media have been saying for over two years now.
Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe apologized for lying to agents who spent weeks investigating the source of a leak to the Wall Street Journal that actually came from him, new documents reveal.
Shortly before the 2016 election, The Journal reported that an FBI investigation was underway involving then-candidate Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
McCabe in May 2017 denied that he was the source of the leak — but later fessed up, angering bureau investigators who had been spinning their wheels trying to identify the source of the leak.
Read the rest here. Yet this guy is still walking around free as a bird. Where’s the justice? When is CNN going to fire him?
10. Democrats are trying to spin the attack on the US embassy in Baghdad as “Trump’s Bengazi.” Not so fast, says a veteran of the Benghazi attack.
Former Benghazi GRS team member John Tiegen was baffled by the notion that the violent protest that erupted at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq would be branded as “President Trump’s Benghazi,” saying that the comparison is “not even close.”
“To sit there and say it was just like Benghazi? There was no ambassador there and there was no consulate [and], technically, no personnel at all because they all got evacuated prior to the protesters getting there and that’s the big difference between this administration and the last administration.
“At least this one took a stance before it actually was coming,” said Tiegen, a Marine veteran who was working as a security contractor protecting the CIA annex in Benghazi when it was attacked in 2012.
Read the rest here. Democrats are flat-out despicable these days.
11. Finally, 2020 literally started off with a bang, as the details of the previous item are becoming known. IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Suleimani was blown to pieces at Baghdad Int’l Airport in a preemptive strike ordered by President Trump.
On Trump’s order, U.S. forces on Thursday launched an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani and an aide after they arrived at Baghdad’s airport. Iran vowed to retaliate. The State Department urged American citizens to leave Iraq.
Later, Trump tweeted that Soleimani was “directly and indirectly responsible for the death of millions of people,” and that the military leader “should have been taken out many years ago!”
The Pentagon said he had been actively planning attack on U.S. diplomats and service members in Iraq and elsewhere throughout the region.
Read the rest here. Meanwhile, elected Democrats were hoping for a debacle at the US embassy in Baghdad for which to blame President Trump, but it didn’t work out like they planned.
Here are this week’s “honorable mention” articles:
- The Teens: Decade of Trump [This is NOT what the political class wanted. Thank God for President Trump!]
- Trump’s ‘Failures’ [The inimitable Victor Davis Hanson explains that the failures ascribed to President Trump by the Left are in reality successes.]
- 2019 Was the Year That Democrats Went Off the Rails [And may they stay off the rails through November 2020!]
- Iran’s Supreme Leader Attacks Trump on Twitter after US President’s Furious New Year Tirade [Khamanei is going to experience some Trumpenfreude in 2020.]
- Hunter Biden fires back after PI claims secret bank records ‘verify’ $156M counterfeiting scheme [The walls are closing in on the Bidens.]
- Obama Was the Most Anti-Semitic President in History, So Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers at Trump [Truth that has been hidden in order to protect Obama’s vaunted “legacy.”]
- The End of the Soft-Power Delusion [More shredding of Obama’s “legacy.”]
- How does the Washington Post know that Alexander Vindman didn’t coordinate with the Ukraine whistleblower? [The WaPo’s sources certainly know they coordinated! And Vindman is certainly no hero.]
- Rudy Giuliani says he is willing to testify at Trump impeachment trial [There will be major fireworks if/when Giuliani testifies before the Senate.]
Yet another great week of news, with the trends continuing favorably across the board: economy, jobs, optimism, and strong leadership in the White House. Will Nancy Pelosi continue to sit on the Democrats’ weak articles of impeachment, or will she send them to the Senate? I wonder when US Attorney John Durham will make his first indictments? I also would like to see complete declassification of the FISA warrant applications (less sources and methods information). What evidence of Ukraine-Democrat corruption does Rudy Giuliani have in hand? Will the Bidens and the fake Ukraine whistleblower be invited to testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Operations Committee? Lots of good possibilities percolating! Stay tuned.