Now Trump can go on the offensive

The Trump administration, fresh off of the vindication with the release on Thursday of  Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report that no Russian collusion nor obstruction of justice charges were warranted, can now get back to the business of government change.

While the radical Democrats in the House will continue to double down on their delusional aim of bringing impeachment charges against the president, it will however get no traction in the Senate.

But what else can Nancy Pelosi and Jerry Nadler do? They have no viable candidate for 2020, as the party careens further and further left with Bernie Sanders and the young bloods getting all the ink.

The administration has three blockbuster reports coming out, which could render the Democratic Party to the trash bin of history in the end.

  • First, would be the unredacted FISA warrant applications, which will show how the Obama administration used a partisan, Hillary Clinton campaign opposition research report to spy on American citizens.
  • Second, is the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on how the Justice Department led by Loretta Lynch perverted the rule of law to help the Clinton campaign during the election.
  • Lastly, is Federal prosecutor John Huber’s investigation into the Clinton campaign’s misuse of private computer servers housing classified files and then destroying them to cover up the crime.

Once these reports are released along with the indictments for leaking  classified intelligence information by ranking House members the Democratic Party may poll less than the Libertarian candidate or other third-parties. That’s how devastating these reports will be.

The timing on the release is key since the Trump White House wants to take back the House in 2020. It can’t be too soon as Americans have a short attention span when it comes to politics.

But it will come over the summer and it will be monumental.

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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.

How many federal grand juries of media leaks are going on?

We have known since just after Labor Day last year that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was being investigated for lying under oath and leaking to journalists.

We have not heard the determination of the secret panel whether they issued indictments to charge McCabe for the crimes. McCabe is accused with lying to investigators, the same charge brought against Lt. Gen Michael Flynn. While Flynn was charged McCabe has not despite DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz recommending such charges in his report.

Earlier this week we also learned that James Baker the former General Counsel for the FBI, is under federal investigation for unauthorized media disclosures. The Connecticut US Attorney John Durham has impaneled a grand jury to look into leaks coming from Baker’s office.

Two congressmen James Jordan (R-Ohio) and Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) released the letter sent to Durham concerning his Baker probe.

As previously reported here, the letter mentions two reporters—David Corn of Mother Jones and Franklin Foer, a writer for The Atlantic who worked for Slate during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Both reporters posted explosive stories on October 31, 2016 about Trump’s alleged ties to Russia. Corn’s article is mostly about the dossier and clearly sourced by Christopher Steele, but his piece also references Foer’s article alleging unusual activity between a Trump organization email server and Alpha Bank, the largest private bank in Russia.

The Alpha Bank connection was one more cog in the manufactured Trump-Russia collusion plot that could also be traced back to Fusion GPS chief Glenn Simpson, according to the article.

So with all these federal probes going on of press leaks accusing presidential candidate at the time Donald Trump of having ties to the Russians, what media leak probe do we not know about?

There seems to be one involving the NY Times White House reporter and CNN commentator Maggie Haberman. Where is that secret grand jury probe located?

Stay tuned.

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.

 

Rosenstein has more than nine lives

Rod Rosenstein appears to have more lives within the FBI than any toothless cat roaming the streets of New York.

The question is why?

Is he a white hat ally of the Trump Administration, who is being set up to lure out other Obama era black hats into the trap?

Or is he one of the cabal, who did offer to wear a wire to gather evidence for a 25th Amendment case against Trump’s ability to hold office? Rosenstein denies this charge against him.

Trump had frozen Rosenstein out recently only to have a meeting on Air Force One with him on Monday. As Assistant Attorney General handling the Russian Dossier probe, it appears his time is short as evidence piles up that the actual collusion was between the Obama DOJ/FBI and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

However Rosenstein was in the middle of all that and may have also signed off on a FISA application. He certainly knows all the players quite well including Former FBI Directors James Comey and Robert Mueller, who he assigned as a Special Council to probe the Trump Russia collusion case. Rosenstein also worked closely with Ex-AG Loretta Lynch and ex-AAG Sally Yates among others implicated in the 2016 Presidential election fraud.

So how does Rosenstein survive the purge? Or will he?

It is believed that the Presidential order to declassify the FISA warrant documents still sit on Rosenstein’s desk and has not made it up to the Director of National Intelligence’s office for approval. It is also reported that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been tasked with approving the FISA docs release that sits on Rosenstein’s desk. But we are still waiting on that.

Of course with the release of these documents it is believed Rosenstein will be forced to resign since there is self-incriminating evidence contained within implicating him directly into the 2016 Presidential election fraud.

We shall see, but I believe this cat has more than nine lives.