This is a weekly summary of news that the legacy media and Democrats have obfuscated for partisan political reasons.
1. Let’s start off with yet another indication that the Trumpian counterattack is underway:
The Trump reelection campaign is widening its response to what it says are “falsely” reported stories about the Russia collusion investigation, filing suit Tuesday against The Washington Post.
The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign, which “seeks to hold the news organization accountable for intentionally publishing false statements” against Trump’s 2016 campaign.
The suit comes six days after the campaign filed a similar suit over an opinion story in The New York Times.
Read the rest here. The best way to effect change in the legacy media is to hit them where it hurts – in their pocketbooks.
2. Lawsuits are in the air; here’s another one!
Rep. Devin Nunes filed a lawsuit for $250 million in damages against the Washington Post and intelligence reporter Shane Harris, alleging that a story from the paper related to a classified House Intelligence Committee briefing on Russian interference amounted to defamation.
“This action arises out of a WaPo hit piece that was manufactured out of whole cloth,” the California Republican’s 23-page Monday complaint said. “Billionaire Jeff Bezos purchased WaPo in 2013 for the purpose of using WaPo’s mighty pen to influence Federal elections.”
It continued, “Bezos’ WaPo heavily promoted the Russian ‘collusion’ hoax between 2017 and 2019, in spite of the fact that there was no evidence that any member of the Trump campaign colluded with any ‘Russian’ to influence the 2016 Presidential Election. This is 2020. As this case illustrates, Bezos and his printing press remain desperate to defame the President of the United States and his allies in Congress. This defamation must end.”
Read the rest here. Definitely past time for some real accountability for the legacy media.
3. Victor Davis Hanson outlines why Barack Obama should have been impeached, but wasn’t.
I don’t know quite what “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” mean in the context of impeachment. But if they now exist as legitimate impeachable offenses, then we should have called for Obama’s impeachment when he refused congressional subpoenas in the Fast and Furious mess, subverted the treaty-making prerogative of the U.S. Senate with the Iran deal, and simply nullified federal immigration law with executive-order amnesties and laxities in a manner that on over 20 prior occasions he had warned supporters that to do so would have been illegal and monarchical.
[Then there was] our former president’s outrageous quid pro quo deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, when he was caught in a web of pre-election deceit and finagling, this time on a hot mic in Seoul. Even from inadvertent snippets, it was clear Obama was outlining how he would consider being flexible on missile defense in Europe (and later he was so elastic that he canceled the needed project) if “Vladimir” would just give him some space before his reelection bid. And Vladimir did just that by putting off his invasions of Crimea and Ukraine until after Obama was safely reelected.
What is little noticed about Obama quid pro quo is that he and Putin actually went through with it—and to the clear detriment of Eastern Europe, Crimea, Ukraine, and U.S. security. Remember, the hot mic was an inadvertent public reminder, an encapsulation of what had likely been spoken earlier in private and at length.
[W]as it an impeachable offense to monitor the communications of journalists like the Associated Press reporters and Fox News’s James Rosen? Why did Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan lie twice under oath to Congress and why did James Clapper, his director of national intelligence, also perjure himself? Weren’t those greater offenses than the campaign contribution violation of Dinesh D’Souza’s that sent him to jail?
Obama was not impeached not because he did not do things that are now defined as impeachable, but because his opposition in the House did not do what Democrats later most willingly did: attempt a coup to remove a president without cause.
Read the rest here. The contrast between what Obama did and what the Democrat House impeached President Trump for couldn’t be greater.
4. Some excellent news here!
The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would hear a GOP-led effort against Obamacare, with opening arguments likely slated for the fall after the justices initially decided against fast-tracking a ruling.
Obamacare came under threat in December when the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 vote that the individual mandate, which required Americans to buy health insurance under threat of fine, was unconstitutional.
Read the rest here. Time to get rid of Obamacare once and for all.
5. And even more lawsuits! Nicholas Sandmann will never need to work a day in his life.
Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann, who was accused of disrespecting a Native American man during last year’s March for Life, has announced that he is suing five additional media outlets, including the New York Times, CBS, and ABC for their role in publishing false information about him.
Read the rest here. The media need to pay bigly for their slander and defamation.
6. The Senate is FINALLY investigating Crossfire Hurricane.
The Senate Judiciary Committee had its first deposition Tuesday as part of a probe into the FBI’s improper surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, committee chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters.
Graham said he did not not remember who was deposed Tuesday. But the South Carolina Republican had asked Attorney General William Barr for permission to interview 17 Justice Department and FBI employees who were discussed in a Justice Department inspector general (IG) report about the bureau’s surveillance of Page.
Read the rest here. It’s about time Lindsey Graham put his words into actions.
7. The President keeps working for all Americans.
President Trump is calling for House Democrats to propose a one-year payroll tax cut, as he looks to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on the U.S. economy.
“The Democrats in the House should propose a very simple one year Payroll Tax cut,” Trump tweeted late Monday. “Great for the middle class, great for the USA!”
Read the rest here. The Democrats will oppose this just as they oppose every policy proposal by the President.
8. A boomerang on a Soros-backed attorney in Missouri is in process:
Kimberly Gardner made history in 2016, roaring to an election victory as St. Louis city’s first African-American chief prosecutor on a campaign funded heavily by the liberal mega-donor George Soros. Four years later, she finds herself under investigation and her chief investigator already indicted for a prosecution gone bad, one that forced Missouri’s Republican governor to resign in what some now believe may have been a political attack.
Gardner, a Democrat and the city’s circuit attorney, was forced in 2018 to withdraw her indictment accusing Gov. Eric Greitens of felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a picture of his scantily clad girlfriend and threatening to release it if she talked about their affair. Gardner’s office dropped the charge after admitting she did not have proof of the photo or its transmission.
Investigators now allege the Greitens prosecution, which forced the governor to resign less than two years into his tenure, was built on lies that included perjury and hiding exculpatory evidence that would have helped demonstrate Greitens’ innocence, court documents show.
Read the rest here. Winning on all fronts now!
9. Kurt Schlichter opines on the continuing disintegration of the Democrat Party.
So, now the Democrats are choosing between a pair of doddering crustaceans. The Crusty Commie Curmudgeon and the Crusty Comedy Relief both did well enough Tuesday to keep going. Big Chief Warren, whose actual people call corn “corn” and not “maize,” may still go on because she’s an insufferable monster whose transcendent yearning to nag us into schoolmarm’d submission knows no bounds, plus because the establishment wants her in the race siphoning Chablis socialist votes away from her Marx brother. But the Hapless Halfling dropped out, a half-billion bucks lighter, and he’s not just returning to his burrow. He’ll want to remain a Dem player – he’ll keep spending like an NFL superstar in the Champagne Room at the Peppermint Pasty gentleman’s club after getting his signing bonus paid in singles, and the Lil’ Loser hopes to make it rain until he drowns Donald Trump in a sea of greenbacks.
But the battle is really for the shriveled heart of the Democrat Party, and no one better represents the yin and the yang of that dying collection of power-hungry elitists and grasping greedos than the doddering socialist Sanders and that Biden guy who should by all rights be chasing that damn know-it-all squirrel around the park.
Read the rest here. The rest is pretty hilarious, too!
10. Republican voter enthusiasm is even higher than it was in 2016.
Voting enthusiasm among Republicans is at a record high, significantly over 2016, when Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, and even higher than for Democrats, according to a new survey out Friday.
Gallup said that the GOP’s 64% enthusiasm at this stage of the election is higher than “any election since Gallup first measured this in 2000.”
Significantly, it breaks the recent pattern of the party not in the White House having higher voter enthusiasm in a reelection year. Currently, 58% of Democratic voters are enthusiastic, a 6-point gap with the GOP.
Read the rest here:
11. Finally, the February jobs report was great, and the December and January jobs reports were revised up, too!
U.S. hiring topped expectations in February, as the labor market added 273,000 jobs, before the wide-spreading coronavirus began to affect the economy.
Unemployment ticked down slightly to 3.5 percent, returning to a half-century low, the Labor Department said Friday. Average hourly earnings rose by 9 cents over the past year to $28.52
The payroll number surged past the estimate of 175,000 from economists surveyed by Refinitiv, who also saw the unemployment rate holding steady from January’s 3.6 percent.
The report contained more good news for the labor market: Employment gains for the previous two months were both revised higher by a combined total of 85,000. December moved up from 147,000 to 184,000, while January went up from 225,000 to 273,000. That means the average job creation over the past three months is a robust 243,000.
Read the rest here. Meanwhile, the Democrat-media complex are doing everything they can to talk the economy down in service of their political objectives.
Here are this week’s “honorable mention” articles:
- Why Biden’s South Carolina Victory Increases the Odds of a Brokered Convention [Exactly what the Democrat Establishment wants so that they can pick their own candidate]
- Federal Judge Orders Hillary Clinton Deposition Over Private Emails; ‘Still More to Learn’ [Damn straight there’s still “more to learn”!]
- Republicans plot blue-state invasion in November [A Red tsunami is building….]
- Chris Matthews survived #MeToo, until he angered Bernie Bros and Warren fans [It’s what happens when cultural Marxists rule the roost.]
- Biden, Bloomberg ‘both wrong’ about Trump cutting CDC, NIH funding, AP fact check says [Democrats lie – and politicize – everything. Period.]
- Progressive Big Lies [That’s what Marxists do – lie about the past to shape the future according to their Marxist delusions.]
- James Comey Endorses Joe Biden, Who Rejects It [Even Biden understands that Comey is damaged goods and likely headed for jail.]
- No apologies from Denver city council member who endorsed spreading coronavirus at Trump rallies [This is the evil that exists in the Left these days, personified.]
- JOE BIDEN IS A NASTY PIECE OF WORK [And then some, as we’re going to find out in all the negative ads if he does in fact get the nomination.]
Great polls for President Trump, economy still rolling despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Democrats in chaos (down to two white septuagenarians), Obama should have been impeached, Hillary to be deposed in person under oath, Nick Sandmann is going to be a zillionaire, a Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare, the Trump campaign and Devin Nunes are suing major media separately, and Biden rejects James Comey’s endorsement. It’s all good, and it’s still early March. Stay tuned for more!