Get FISA out to change the narrative

Some people subscribe to the theory it is better to say “I’m sorry” than “may I”.

I say this as news broke overnight that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation will proceed, according to a person familiar with the meeting.

The meeting between Graham and Whitaker comes as a some senators are pushing legislation to protect Mueller’s job since Whitaker has criticized in the past the sprawl of Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

I believe the Trump administration should take this under advisement and deploy the maxim I cited up top.

Would it not shake the world up if the administration released the original unredacted FISA warrants showing how the Democrats worked with the intelligence agencies both here and abroad to frame Trump and associates with Russian collusion.

It does not need to be an official release, but rather an informed leak followed up by an official announcement stating that while most of the story is quite true and we have documents that support it, the administration does not condone leaks and we demand ….

It changes the narrative and puts Democrats back on the defensive immediately. It also puts the Obama White House squarely in the midst of this scandal.

I’m not sorry to say this, but Mr. President, I say go for it.

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What exactly is going on in Broward County, Florida?

What is it about Broward County, Florida that brings this suburban Miami area into the news so often.

Reviewing a list of nationally known terror events from 9-11 through the present voting fraud allegations suggests that the county is a breeding ground for perception-changing events.

  • Nicolas Cruz: The Parkland high school shooter.
  • Cesar Sayoc: The recent mail bomber
  • Jose Padilla: Indicted on charges of conspiring to commit terrorist acts with a dirty bomb in support of al-Qaida.
  • Raees Alam Qazi and Sheheryar Alam Qazi: Brothers convicted of planning to launch an attack on New York City in support of al-Qaida.
  • Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi: 9-11 suicide hijackers had flight training in Broward County.
  • James Gonzalo Medina: Confessed to planning to bomb a Broward County synagogue during Passover in 2016.

Now the county is the hotbed for alleged voter fraud with Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes in the middle of a disastrous midterm handling of ballots.

Broward County has had two prominent leaders during most of the time cited above with the list of events. Democratic House member Debbie Wasserman Schultz and County Sheriff Scott Israel.

Wasserman Schultz was also the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 and was forced to resign after emails showed she rigged the Democratic nominating for Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

Israel early this year overwhelmingly lost a no-confidence vote set up by the county’s deputies over his handling of the Parkland high school shooting. A billboard was put up by the deputies saying: “There is no confidence in Sheriff Israel”. The deputies have also petitioned Governor Rick Scott to replace Israel.

I just find that the concentration of perception changing events that have national ramifications from 9-11 through mass shooters and bombers all coming out of this south Florida county just to the north of Miami.

The stench that emanates out of this Democratic controlled county should be the subject of a Department of Justice probe from top to bottom to get a better understanding of what is actually going on down in Fort Lauderdale.

 

 

 

 

Divided government doesn’t have to be divisive

Welcome to 2018 AM — after midterms.

The House of Representatives goes to Democratic control, but by a smaller majority than is usually accomplished by the party not in the White House in the midterm election.

The Republicans, however, gained further control of the Senate, which is where many of the ongoing investigations that began in the House of the intelligence agencies will move to in January.

Given that the blue wave was somewhat muted, The Dems should think about bringing in some fresh blood in its leadership roles. Moderates, who will be around in the next 10 years and ran on something more than being anti-Trump. If not, and the plan is to be obstructionist, then we could easily see a reversal in two years.

If the Dem leadership pursues impeachment hearings against President Trump and or Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh, which will go nowhere since the Republicans control the Senate, then it will be a long, unfruitful two years of gridlock.

Something that the country will endure, but it will not improve the economy or anyone’s lives. The markets like divided government since very little regulation comes out of it, but people’s lives suffer, since little in the way of benefits come to light either.

So we move on and see what can be finished with this session of Congress and more importantly, what Special Counsel Robert Mueller has to say about the 2016 presidential election.

Mocking wounded warrior is SNL’s idea of political satire

I don’t know what drives liberal mind to sit around the writers’ table at Saturday Night Live and came up with the sketch featuring Pete Davidson this weekend mocking a wounded warrior.

To mock Dan Crenshaw a Navy SEAL veteran, who lost an eye in combat and did two more tours after that, and is now running for Congress as a Republican in Texas seems desperate and depraved. Continue reading

Hatch Act confirms the silence

As I wrote last night “The Team” behind the information drops under the pseudonym QAnon appear to be confirmed to come from inside the White House.

In the first drop in over three weeks the poster rallies the troops with a get out the vote message followed by two PDF documents explaining how the Hatch Act curtails executive branch staff from participating in a federal election. I wrote about this some weeks ago in explaining the silence.

Below are the germane parts from the PDF files cited in the post of the Hatch Act from the Office of Special Counsel, which polices these activities.

The Hatch Act generally applies to employees
working in the executive branch of the federal
government. The purpose of the Act is to maintain
a federal workforce that is free from partisan
political influence or coercion.
A COVERED EMPLOYEE:
May not
use any e-mail account or social
media to distribute, send, or forward content
that solicits political contributions.
Understanding How the Hatch Act Applies to You
May not
engage in political activity — i.e., activity
directed at the success or failure of a political party,
candidate for partisan political office, or partisan
political group — while the employee is on duty, in
any federal room or building, while wearing a
uniform or official insignia, or using any federally
owned or leased vehicle.
The Hatch Act lists the number of intelligence operators — both military and civilian — who operate out of the White House and are employed by the executive branch.
  • Election Assistance Commission
  • Federal Election Commission
  • Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • National Security Agency
  • National Security Council
  • National Security Division (DOJ)
  • Criminal Division (DOJ)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Secret Service
  • Office of Criminal Investigation (IRS)
  • Office of Investigative Programs (Customs)
  • Office of Law Enforcement (ATF)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
  • Career members of the Senior Executive Service
  • Administrative law judges, administrative appeals
  • judges, and contract appeals board members.

While we have seen many “proofs” over the last year as to QAnon’s proximity to the Oval Office, I believe this post draws the closest link to the Administration.

My first question is: Did Robert Mueller’s staff — who also works out of the Office of Special Counsel — advise and consent on the silence leading up to the midterms?

Surely, the Hatch Act has kept his staff from releasing information, since this independent agency is also subjected to Hatch Act restrictions.

My second and more important question is: Why was the Obama executive branch not prosecuted under the Hatch Act for all its meddling in the 2016 presidential election for all the leaking of bogus stories to further their Russian collusion narrative?

Perhaps more will come on Nov. 11.