Avenatti’s at 14:59 on his claim to fame

Michael Avenatti wants us to presume his innocent on criminal domestic violence charges brought against him by a woman who claims to be “swollen and bruised” after a confrontation with him.

Avenatti allegedly told police “That she hit me first.” If true, then that speaks volumes on the character of the leftist media’s latest wonder boy.

The lawyer, who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels in her case to throw out a non-disclosure agreement between the actress and President Trump, has spent more time the last 6 months in TV studios than courtrooms.

MSNBC and CNN gave Avenatti a large platform to throw many accusations and disparate remarks against Trump that were not even part of the original civil suit.

What this ambulance chaser did during the Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearings  was so abusive that he and his “client” Julie Swetnick, according to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, are subject to the Department of Justice for a possible criminal investigation over allegations they made false statements to Congress.

So this dreg of society, who exploded on the scene only to now flame out like so many other roman candles making big splashes on the scene only to be relegated to the trash bin of history soon afterward.

His fame stopwatch is now at 14:59, according to Andy Warhol’s calculations.

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Trump’s White House has its own fast and furious program. Enjoy the show.

President Trump wasted little time after the midterms to preview what the next two years will bring to Washington.

In the most public forum — a White House press conference — the President ripped CNN’s correspondent Jim Acosta for brutish behavior towards his press staff.

An hour or so later, he fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointed Matt Whitaker as Acting AG as announced on Twitter.

“We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well,”

A few hours later Acosta’s White House press credentials were pulled for his press conference outbursts.

The Sessions firing created a Democratic firestorm on the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, since Whitaker is on record as saying there was a need to choke of Mueller’s funding since the wide-ranging probe is going nowhere.

It’s been a couple of years since we had “Fast and Furious” associated with the White House, but the next two years will be filled with spontaneous acts that will create screaming headlines and draconian reactions in the liberal press.

Take the Sessions firing. So many Democratic leaders and former Obama administration officials came out with “Constitutional crisis” and “crossing a red line” comments on the fate of the Mueller probe that it showed a talking points email blast must have went out to the rank and file to plaster all over Twitter and cable TV.

Let’s see what happens today to wipe out any and all reactions to yesterday’s news. I have a sense that the next two years will be exciting and spellbinding and will change the face of American politics forever.

Hey Jeff Zucker, AT&T calling

On Wednesday I wrote about Noah Oppenheim, the current NBC news chief, as the industry scuttlebutt about an explosive expose coming out centering around the Matt Lauer sexcapades.

Soon after the post, word began circulating about CNN’s news chief Jeff Zucker. Zucker you’ll recall ran NBC News until Comcast Communications bought NBC in 2010. He was replaced by Steve Burke after submitting his resignation.

Zucker announced last month that he was taking a 5-week leave to address a ten-year-old heart problem. Many in the news industry were shocked to hear that Zucker actually had a heart.

While Zucker has suffered with recurring colon cancer and the complications from having most of his bowls removed, there has never been much written about any heart problems.

So is this an elaborate ruse to allow Zucker an excuse to step away from flagging CNN ratings by new owners AT&T?

Has CEO Randall Stephenson told Zucker his anti-Trump newscasts are no longer welcome in a new CNN and he should take this medical excuse carrot or be outright fired?

I believe that is what is at play here. Could it be that mainstream news will have a very different look as the mid-term elections approach?

Some conspiracy theories are allowed to continue for the left

The banning of certain websites or writers and video producers by private companies is troubling to say the least. Especially when the media decides what is conspiracy theory and what is not.

While other media such as newspapers or radio or TV were not built on the model of allowing all voices equal opportunity to espouse their views, the new social media platforms were.

So now to say it’s our platform — built on technology paid for by the American taxpayer — and you have no place here, well that is constitutionally questionable.

Freedom of speech is not a gift to us by the government or some kid fronting a multi-billion dollar company, its is an inherent human right that the government cannot take away as the US Constitution states clearly.

The stifling of voices of any political bent by Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and the others is the silencing of all voices in the long-term. Reams of opinions from legal scholars over the last 240 years have upheld this theory.

To allow these companies to be final arbiter of this constitutional right because they attached huge server farms to an Internet that was developed and funded by Americans using the basic web protocols developed by academics decades ago is lunacy.

And to call the provocateurs conspiracy theorists is just a quick way to get most American to look the other way and not give a notice to this constitutional infringement.

Surely a test case will come out of this action taken by Silicon Valley that will probably land in the Supreme Court’s lap in 2020 — perhaps just prior to the next presidential election.

Until then, can someone please tell me how the Trump colluded with the Russians is not a conspiracy theory perpetuated by CNN, MSNBC and the left?

Why have all these Justice Department and FBI executives been fired?

  1. James Comey – FBI Director – FIRED
  2. Jim Rybicki – Chief of Staff (JC) – FIRED
  3. Andrew McCabe – Deputy Director – FIRED
  4. James Baker – Office of General Counsel – FIRED
  5. Bill Priestap – Head of Counterintelligence (Strzok’s boss) – COOPERATING WITNESS
  6. Lisa Page – Special Counsel – FIRED
  7. Peter Strzok – Lead Investigator/Deputy Asst Director of Counterintelligence – ESCORTED OUT OF BUILDING

I cite this memo from the US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE on the FISA warrant issue against Trump staffer Carter Page.

The Steele dossier formed an essential part of a FISA application targeting Carter Page. Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe confirmed that no surveillance warrant would have been sought from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) without the Steele dossier information.
• FBI and DOJ obtained from the FISC an initial warrant, and three FISA renewals.
  • Then-FBI Director James Comey signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one.
  • Then-Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Sally Yates, then-Acting DAG Dana Boente, and DAG Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more FISA applications on behalf of DOJ.
  • Steele was paid over $160,000 by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary for America (Clinton campaign) for his dossier. Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.
  • While the FISA application relied on Steele’s past record of credible reporting on other unrelated matters, it ignored or concealed his anti- Trump financial and ideological motivations.
  • Before and after Steele was terminated as a source, he maintained contact with DOJ via then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr. In September 2016, Steele told Ohr, he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” Ohr later relayed this evidence of Steele’s bias to FBI, where it was recorded in official files, but not included in any of the FISA applications.
  • None of the FISA applications mention that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the dossier information.
  • According to the head of the FBI’s counterintelligence division, Assistant Director Bill
    Priestap, corroboration of the Steele dossier was in its “infancy” at the time of the initial Page FISA application. In early January 2017, Director Comey briefed President-elect Trump on a summary of the Steele dossier, a document he later described as “salacious and unverified.”
  • The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide
    information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News —and several other outlets —in September 2016 at the direction of FusionGPS.
  • Perkins Coie, the law firm that hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the DNC and Clinton campaign, was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts, and hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS.
  • Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS.
  • The Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellow Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, but there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Page and Papadopoulos.

So here you have the Permanent House panel saying the Trump collusion story is a product of the Clinton campaign pushed by partisan DOJ and FBI officials to undermine the Trump campaign. Yet, the left still bangs the table that this story is true.

Don’t see anyone banning their content however. And yet it truly was a conspiracy to bring down a sitting president.

Go figure.

White House's daily surprise

President Trump took his message to the airways Thursday to lambaste the left-wing news operations, such as CNN.

Each day from this administration the media witnesses a what can only be called “never before seen from the White House” moment.

Whether this is a benefit for the country is up to the observer. Certainly if you are from the middle of the country you have no problem with the theatrics.

As I wrote before the election, Trump’s support lives more than two hours drive time from the coasts of America. And if you look at the election maps this is true.

However, the media on the two coasts, New York and the news media and Hollywood and its TV shows and films, have the voice to act as the loyal opposition.

If you look at the ratings of these cable news shows, then you can see how marginalized their agenda is playing in middle America. With CNN and MSNBC having less than 800K and 700K viewers respectively during the day, according to the latest numbers, so their reach is very limited.

HGTV has more eyeballs during the day than these two news outlets. The last piece of evidence is Fox being number 1 in the ratings with 1.8M last week.

I would suggest to the Trump team to forget about these news outlets by not putting administration members on their shows and let them stand at the White House gate jumping up and down trying to get a view of what is going on.

Saturday is a case in point. the President will be at a Melbourne, Florida rally, which is listed as an election campaign stop. Trump registered last month for his 2020 run for president.

By doing this the campaign can limit who can cover the event. It’s not an official event, it is by invitation only, so White House reporters do not automatically get credentials.

Again another event that has never happen before this early in a presidential term.