How many Obama cronies will fail the Barr?

Attorney General William Barr dropped a bombshell in front of a Senate panel Wednesday saying he believes the Trump campaign was spied upon during the 2016 presidential election.

Readers of Gray’s Economy are probably saying it’s about time, since I have written this story a number of times.

“I think spying did occur.” Barr testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, adding that “Spying on a political campaign is a big deal.”

On Tuesday before a House panel Barr hinted at the spying accusation. He stated he set up a team to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

On Wednesday, Barr walked back his remarks about setting up a team for an investigation of the FBI and appeared to be looking only at the ex-Director James Comey’s office and his staff.

“This is not launching an investigation of the FBI,” he stressed. “Frankly, to the extent there were issues at the FBI, I do not view it as a problem of the FBI. I think it was probably a failure of the group of leaders — the upper echelons of the FBI. I think the FBI is an outstanding organization and I am very pleased Director Chris Wray is there.”

Barr’s testimony on spying is a prelude to the release of Justice Department watchdog Michael Horowitz’s report on FISA court abuses coming in a few weeks.

However a word search on New York Times web site at 7am Thursday morning shows no  Barr story on the homepage detailing his testimony. I find that very interesting news judgement.

The Attorney General — under oath in front of the Senate committee — states that a presidential campaign was spied upon by the outgoing administration and there is no mention of it on the nytimes.com homepage.

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Creepy Joe’s victim list grows

The known list of women harassed by Creepy Joe Biden just got a little longer.

Three more women came out Wednesday to tell their stories of how Biden acted inappropriately toward them. One woman worked at the White House while Biden was  Vice President.

The three women are Sofie Karasek, Vail Kohnert-Yount and Ally Coll. Each one told the Washington Post stories of unwanted interactions with Biden similar to those of four other women who went public earlier this week.

Many of these women met with Creepy Joe’s attention at functions that dealt with sexual harassment. After recounting a damaging experience, these women were then subject to Biden’s inappropriate actions. It almost feels like a he is a predator.

Case in point, Karasek appeared onstage at the 2016 Oscars with Lady Gaga in a performance against sexual assault. Then-Vice President Biden introduced the act.

After the performance Karasek met with Biden and shared a story about a sexual assault victim who committed suicide, according to the report. Biden responded by holding her hands and placing his forehead on hers.

Another woman told of her experience while working at the White House as an intern.

Kohnert-Yount  spoke of her encounter with Biden as she was walking out of the basement of the West Wing.

The Veep walked over to shake her hand, she told the told the Washington Post. “He then put his hand on the back of my head and pressed his forehead to my forehead while he talked to me,” she said.

“I was so shocked that it was hard to focus on what he was saying,” Kohnert-Yount added.

The seventh victim Ally Coll, relayed her 2008 experience where Biden held her “for a beat too long” at a reception she was helping to set up.

“There’s been a lack of understanding about the way that power can turn something that might seem innocuous into something that can make somebody feel uncomfortable,” Coll, a former Democratic staffer who now works at a non-profit group that fights sexual harassment, told the newspaper.

These new revelations came after Biden vowed in a Twitter video Wednesday to be more mindful of his unwanted touching of women and children.

“Social norms have begun to change, they’ve shifted and the boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset,” Biden said in the two-minute clip. “I get it,” he said.


Four women and President give Biden hands-on treatment

The alt left appears to be in a civil law over ex-Veep Joe Biden’s creepy behavior.

Two more accounts by women accosted by Biden appear in a New York Times article published Tuesday night.

Caitlyn Caruso, who was 19 at the time,  told paper that Biden Put his hand on her thigh and hugged her “just a little bit too long” at an event about sexual harassment at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

Caruso added that the unwarranted touching by Biden was very uncomfortable since she  just shared her story of sexual assault at the event.

“It doesn’t even really cross your mind that such a person would dare perpetuate harm like that,” she told the reporter. “These are supposed to be people you can trust.”

Another accusation in the Times came from  D. J. Hill, a 59-year-old writer. She had an uncomfortable encounter with Biden in 2012 at a 2012 campaign event in Minneapolis.

Hill alleges Biden put his hands on her shoulders and began dropping them down her back, she told the newspaper. Hill’s husband — like some other spouses or fathers — had to intervene and interrupted the groping with a joke.

“Only he knows his intent,” Hill told the reporter.

These reports come after two other women made similar accusations over the weekend.

President Trump speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual spring dinner had these choice words to say about Biden’s current situation.

“I was going to call him, I don’t know him well,” Trump told the crowd at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual spring dinner. “I was going to say ‘Welcome to the world Joe, you having a good time?’”

So its curious how the alt left aligns itself on the issue, since the MeToo movement came out of the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood scandal and was all about empowering women to fight back. Do the Democrats have the back of the women making the alleged charges and take into evidence the hundreds of other official White House swearing-in photos?

It appears for now that’s its politics as usual.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Politico, “I don’t think it’s disqualifying. [But] he has to understand in the world that we’re in now that people’s space is important to them, and what’s important is how they receive it and not necessarily how you intended it,” she said.

The Biden campaign also issued statements from ywo dozen women including, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), TV talker Meghan McCain and actress Alyssa Milano, stating his character was above-board, vouching for his actions and intentions.

Where will this go, hard to say since Biden has not said he is running for the nomination just yet, but as I wrote Tuesday this may be the tip of the iceberg. The Senate is scheduled to open hearings on the Ukraine’s involvement in the 2016 election and Biden and his son Hunter appear to be neck-deep in that.

Creepy Joe Biden’s Ukrainian problem keeps him on sidelines

 

 

 

 

 

A second ex-Veep Joe Biden accuser came forward on Monday to claim she was a victim of inappropriate touching.

Amy Lappos a former congressional aide to Rep. Jim Hines (D-CT) told the Hartford Courant:

“He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth.”

The Creepy Uncle Joe narrative made front page news across the country as I wrote on Monday morning an accuser came forth over the weekend. A former Democratic legislator from Nevada, Lucy Flores of inappropriate touching on the neck and smelling of her hair.

A Biden representative had this to say of the charges:

“These smears and forgeries have existed in the dark recesses of the internet for a while,” he said. “And to this day, right wing trolls and others continue to exploit them for their own gain.”

Blaming Dark Web trolls of posting unretouched — aka no Photoshop — images of this man’s unbridled passion to touch and fondle women and girls in this day seems about as misplaced as Creepy Joe’s actions.

However that seems to be the least of Biden’s troubles.

Biden and his son Hunter, John Solomon writes in The Hill, have a Ukrainian problem that may be coming to light in an upcoming Senate investigation into the Asian county’s dealing with Democrats and the 2016 presidential election.

Hunter Biden — as has been widely reported sat on the board of directors of a Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings. Hunter Biden’s firm, Rosemont Seneca Partners received regular payments of more than $166,000 a month — from Burisma from spring 2014 through fall 2015, Solomon writes.

According to Joe Biden’s own words, he pressured the Ukrainian government that he would withhold $1 billion in aid and loan guarantees if Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko if he didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

Now why would a US Vice President care about a Ukrainian government prosecutor?

Well Shokin, at the time, had a broad investigation ongoing looking into international payments being made by Burisma as part of that wider-ranging probe.

Not surprising, Shokin was fired and as Solomon states, Joe Biden bragged about this to a Council on Foreign Relations event without ever mentioning, of course, that his son was wrapped up in the matter.

So Biden as the consummate dealmaker, may use the “Creepy” label as a reason to step back from running for president, but I’m sure — if that is the case — that neither he nor his son Hunter’s actions in the Ukraine will come up in the Senate probe.

President Trump’s victory lap

President Trump went on Sean Hannity’s Fox show Wednesday night to take his victory lap after being vindicated by the Robert Mueller’s report.

Trump hammered home a number of times that “These treasonous acts against a president can never happen again.” Although he never called it an attempted coup, this is what will come out in the future.

The President says he will release the unredacted FISA applications and all the associated documents that were used to get a warrant to spy on American citizens working on the Trump presidential campaign.

As I have written earlier this week, the full extent of the FISA release will be curtailed due to the explosive information contained within the documents. The limited release will probably come much closer to the 2020 election to take back the House under Republican control. As the drops say, “FISA brings down the house.”

Trump also had some choice words for his most vocal critics from the Alt Left. On ex-CIA chief John Brennan, the president said:

“I think Brennan’s a sick person, I really do,” Trump said. “I believe there’s something wrong with him, for him to come out of the CIA and act that way was so disrespectful to the country and to the CIA. He was not considered good at what he did. He was never a respected guy.”

On Californian Congressman Adam Schiff, the president had this to say:

 “Schiff is a bad guy, he knew he was lying — he’s not a dummy. For a year and a half he would just leak and call up CNN and others. You know, I watch him, so sanctimonious … He knew it was a lie, and he’d get in the back room with his friends in the Democrat Party, and they would laugh like hell. In one way, you could say it’s a crime what he did — he was making statements he knew were false. He’s a disgrace to our country.”

The president also added that Schiff should be impeached and thrown out of the House for his actions on the Intelligence committee.

So now President Trump will move on to getting back to his agenda and putting pieces together for his 2020 campaign without the looming collusion narrative hanging over his head.