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.

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2018 is done and we are still waiting on the ‘glorious’ revolution

As the closing hours of  2018 tick off, it’s time to take a moment to assess the year that was.

It was promised to be glorious eight times in various drops. It was going to be quite notable. It failed on both measures although the goalposts were moved many, many times.

While there have been some wins, the Senate majority increase. Some ugly wins such as the Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court. Some wins appear to be hollow, like President Trump’s decision to declassify the FISA courts documents.

However we still have Rod Rosenstein at the Justice Department. Trump has replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Acting AG Matt Whitaker, but still no movement on the release of the burning documents.

We also see Special Counsel Robert Mueller entering his third calendar year without any charges being brought against President Trump or his campaign for colluding with the Russians on the 2016 presidential election.

2018 left without any further information from any authorities concerning the whereabouts and contents of Hillary Clinton’s  private email server(s) or the Clinton Foundation’s lack of transparency and involvement in financing the Fusion/GPS Russian collusion report.

In another example of moving the goalposts, we are told the Executive Order, which goes into effect on Jan.1, 2019, will allow for greater leeway for federal prosecutors to bring charges under military tribunal rule of law.

Well we don’t have to wait very long to see how this plays out.

Will 2019 be glorious? I don’t need the bar to be that high. I just want it to be proactive.

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.

President’s trump card is FISA declassification

Last night’s breaking news post of the President using the declassification of the FISA documents as a “trump card” against any backlash from the Democrats came as a disappointment.

Trump told The New York Post in an exclusive interview that it was his insurance policy for his family and staff should Democrats attack his daughter Ivanka or son-in-law Jared especially.

The President also told The Post it might be better to hold off the news until the 2020 campaign begins. “I think that would help my campaign. If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are.”

“It’s much more powerful if I do it then,” Trump said, “because if we had done it already, it would already be yesterday’s news,” Trump continued.

Trump could be using this opportunity to alert the New York City left know he has the goods on them and will use it when the time is right for the biggest impact.

I guess the biggest take away we can assume from these latest comments is that the FISA evidence will not come out as a result of the Mueller investigation.

Is Mueller’s footdragging a good thing for Trump Administration?

So we are almost two weeks after the midterm elections and Special Counsel Robert Mueller has still not released any of his findings into the alleged Russian Collusion.

It was understood that Mueller’s team had kept a quiet period in the 60 days leading up to the midterm elections per Justice Department protocols so as to not interfere with elections. That said, we are 18 months into this probe and all we really have is pleas from people for crimes committed prior to Trump announcing his presidential candidacy.

Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker — a vocal critic of Mueller prior to be named to the post — has now said the probe will continue as he now oversees Mueller’s probe from Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Why would you name Whitaker, who in the past has said he would choke off funding the special counsel probe, and then have him flip after being read in to where the probe was headed.

Let’s recall Mueller was named special counsel after a Democratic oppositional research paper written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele was used in the FISA secret court to get warrants to spy on American citizens — including a sitting President.

So what happens if Mueller comes back with no indictments against the administration for collusion, but cites Democratic collusion to pervert the FISA court and the Constitution?

As an aside, is this the reason General Michael Flynn cannot be sentenced for his guilty plea to a single felony count of “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI? Because his statement will turn out to be true?

What would that do to this country? Is this the reason for the foot-dragging on the part of Mueller? Is he seeing how former colleagues in the FBI and Justice Department broke the law in order to get Hillary Clinton elected?

Can this even be considered for announcement? A stronger Republican-controlled Senate will take these matters up in the next Congress, since they would have the obligation to investigate such matters — not the House.

I would think 18-months would be enough time to get to the bottom of the investigation on Trump campaign officials and their alleged dealings with Russian operators. But if the case flipped so now you had to probe Democrats and their involvement in creating the narrative originally investigated, well that could take a lot longer I suppose.