Comey’s testimony will never be recalled by anyone

Ex-FBI chief James Comey was supposed to give testimony before a House panel at Friday’s closed-door session. Unfortunately he gave nothing but 245 “I don’t recall.” “I can’t remembers.”

Comey last week was in court in an attempt to get this testimony in open House session, which would have limited the time panel members could ask questions and also curtail being questioned on classified matters.

So a compromise was struck that a transcript would be released soon after the testimony concluded. This document will be worthless since Comey could not recall the answers to most questions and if he did remember he was advised by a Justice Department lawyer not to answer the question on advice of counsel.

Most of the questions not being answered generally concerned the Hillary Clinton email probe, surveillance warrants and the anti-Trump dossier, according to Republican House panel member Darrell Issa from California.

“One of the disappointments of this deposition so far has been the amount of times in which the FBI believes that Congress doesn’t have a right to know,” Issa said.

President Trump tweeted:

It is being reported that Leakin’ James Comey was told by Department of Justice attorneys not to answer the most important questions. Total bias and corruption at the highest levels of previous Administration. Force him to answer the questions under oath!

“The Department of Justice is going to have to agree to allow him to come back and answer a great many questions that currently he is not answering,” Issa said.

The next step on all these House probes is to get them moved over to the Senate before Congress breaks for Christmas and the House comes under Democratic control on Jan. 3rd.

The incoming Democratic House leadership has already said they will end all these probes into the FISA warrants and DOJ and FBI transgressions.

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Busy week: Huawei arrest, funeral dread and Whitaker’s relief appearance

There is so much going on this week I feel its appropriate to do what’s called a notes column on multiple news events.

The liberal left media is screaming about Trump’s DOJ requesting Canadian authorities to arrest China’s Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou for the company’s violating Iran sanctions by trading with the country.

Why is this not Trump doing what is right against a firm that has been linked to spying on US citizens and stealing technology from American tech firms without paying royalties for the use.

No the media are saying Trump is trying to ignite further trade wars with China, which is taking down the stock market. If Trump did nothing it would then be China collusion.

Can’t win


Did you see some of the video of George H W Bush’s funeral on Wednesday?

There is a clip of Hillary Clinton opening up her program and an envelope falls out of it. She opens it and two seconds later puts it back in the envelope. Former President Jimmy Carter sitting next to her looks into his booklet to see if he has an envelope, which he did not, and asks his wife Rosalynn and she shakes her head no.

Then there is a clip of George W Bush’s wife Laura looking at a similar envelope given to her by her husband as her face grows dark. She shows her brother-in-law Jeb and his face goes from a slight smile to that of dread as his shoulders fall into his body.

Not sure what these notes said, but I’m sure it was not condolences.But we can assume the note was very short, due to the quickness of the readers reactions.

These were targeted messages to Hillary Clinton and Bush II, which was allowed to be inserted into their programs by their Secret Service detail.


The White House leaked Thursday that President Trump is considering nominating William Barr to be the next Attorney General.

Suggesting that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker’s tenure will be similar to Anthony Scaramucci’s role as White House Director of Communications for 10 days to blow it up and get some troublesome staff to leave.

Whitaker will do the needed declassification of the FISA documents perhaps and then turn the office over to Barr who served as AG under Bush II.

It’s funny, I wasn’t aware that the president was a baseball fan, but he uses some staff as specialty relief pitchers, who come in to face one batter (or problem) and then leave the game.

Connecting the dots on global arrests

The global arrests of seemingly disparate individuals and international probes of banking corporations have been adding up over the last two weeks to show a more common thread.

Deutsche Bank and Danske Bank have been at the center of these financial probes with investigators seizing hordes of documents.

A global money laundering operation appears to be investigators’ focus. Illegal dealing with Iran and Russia outfits — despite sanctions existing to bar the banks from doing business with these rogue actors — is the initial reason for these probes.

Now it appears the individuals on the other side of the dealings are very well-known American and European billionaires working at the urging of once powerful political leaders from the EU and US.

We will have to wait until Dec. 13 for US Attorney John Huber’s congressional update of his Clinton Foundation investigation. His testimony was pushed back due to the funeral of ex-president George HW Bush.

On Wednesday Sabrina Meng, CFO and daughter of the founder of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, was arrested in Vancouver at the urging of the US Justice Department. The feds allege Huawei was dealing with Iran violating the sanctions.

That’s the initial charges, but it probably goes much deeper.

We also have Saudi leader Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s troubles appear to be wrapped up in this global financial upheaval. Whether he gave the order to kill Jamal Khashoggi as the initial charges have been made, will probably never be prosecuted and if charged will not be prosecuted.

Look at the fear and loathing in the stock market. The Dow plunges 800 points on Tuesday and appears to be looking at shedding another 500 points on Thursday’s open.

I am not buying the China tariff war as the culprit for this sell off. It appears that large selling by institutional investors, which cater to moneyed individuals. There appears to be a great need to be liquid at this time. The economic numbers being put out by the feds do not warrant a fear or panic in the market.

With great change, comes some pain and we may be at the beginning of something huge about to break.

Michael Flynn will be the hero very soon

This Flynn is far more of a hero than the Hollywood actor ever was.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended Tuesday that the former Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn should be given a minimum to none prison sentence for lying to FBI agents about meeting with Russian ambassador before Trump took office.

“Given the defendant’s substantial assistance and other considerations…a sentence at the low end of the guideline range — including a sentence that does not impose a term of incarceration — is appropriate and warranted,” Mueller wrote in the filing to the court on Flynn’s sentencing.

The most interesting aspect of the brief was that Flynn has been helping the Justice Department on both the special counsel probe and a separate criminal investigation, with much of that section of the filing was heavily redacted in the court papers.

The criminal investigation more than likely was his dealings with US Attorney John Huber’s wider probe into the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One and global money laundering operations. Flynn could also be talking with DOJ’s Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Flynn was the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency for almost two years during President Obama’s second term. He was not on board with Obama trying to justify to the American people that the Muslim Brotherhood was not evil. Flynn knew better and said as much.

So while the Obama White House could not fire him over his remarks they replaced Flynn at the DIA and named him United States National Security Advisor.

A position he served for a little over one month before he was let go from the White House. This was the reason — even before Trump took the oath of office the DOJ and FBI went after Flynn. He knew exactly where all the bodies were buried in the Obama White House.

It was pointed out to me that once Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, he was released from any non-disclosure agreements he had taken during his two tenures during the Obama presidency.

That’s where Flynn’s cooperation was most valuable to Huber’s criminal investigation.

A true swashbuckling hero.

TrumpTV may be more a reality after Hannity’s Clinton Foundation show switch

Fox News Channel changed plans late yesterday on a reportedly blockbuster breaking news topic for Sean Hannity’s show to rerun a 2004 interview with George HW Bush.

Hannity was supposed to have guests including a whistleblower on the Clinton Foundation named Dennis Cain, who had the FBI raid his house on Nov. 19 despite already handing over copies of the documents to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz and House and Senate Intelligence committees.

The exact reason for the raid is unknown now, but speculation ranges from the FBI wanting to secure the original documents to Clinton sympathizers within the Department of Justice needing to get hold of the documents to determine how damning it is.

Senate Judiciary chair Charles Grassley sent a letter on Nov. 30 and revealed Monday to FBI Director Christopher Wray requesting answers as to why a recognized and cooperating whistleblower had FBI agents combing through his Maryland home for 6 hours after Cain told them he was cooperating on the investigation and then gave them the original documents of the copies he gave to congressional oversight members and Horowitz.

So into this fray, Hannity scheduled Cain, his lawyer Michael Socarras and another guest to speak about the potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.

Horowitz was originally scheduled to testify on Wednesday to a House oversight committee chaired by Rep. Robert Goodlatte, but that hearing was postponed due to the federal holiday marking the death of the elder Bush.

The show had quite a buildup after it appeared President Trump sent this tweet out Monday night:

This could be the event that sparks TrumpTV. The former Fox News executive Bill Shine currently has the role of deputy chief of staff for communications and could be tapped to turn the URL TrumpTV into a government-run news program.

Trump tweeted this on Nov.26 after chastising CNN coverage:

Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!

At this time it is not known what caused the last-minute change to Hannity’s programming and whether it will air Tuesday night.