“New York Times” Vindicated!

Yes, the New York Times, which first published the fact that the Obama administration was wiretapping then-President-elect Donald Trump, has been proven right.

So Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Leon Panetta, Seth Meyers, Tom Cole (?), Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake and the other vicious sanctimonious liars and backbiters who have been calling on the President to apologize to his lying, treasonous, gun walking, ISIS abetting, video blaming, Iran funding predecessor can just go . . . sleep it off.

House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes revealed that the Trump transition team had been subjected to surveillance which according to the Los Angeles Times was

unrelated to an ongoing FBI counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump campaign aides coordinated with Russian intelligence agencies that sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential race, Nunes said.

“Details about U.S. persons involved in the incoming administration with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reports,” he said.

Under the law, identities of Americans whose communications are picked up by intelligence eavesdropping of foreign targets are supposed to be kept confidential unless the conversations relate to espionage. . .

So the Democrat illegalities are mounting up. We really need to clean house.

Jan 19 New York Times Reported Wiretaps of Trump

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The New York Times reported on January 19 of this year that the FBI, the NSA, and the CIA had “intercepted communications” by Donald Trump and his associates.

American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current and former senior American officials said.

Those anonymous “current and former senior American officials” are never identified by the Times, and their relationship to the possibly illegal surveillance of the Republican then-president-elect is never clarified. But we do know that the operations included wiretaps:

The F.B.I. is leading the investigations, aided by the National Security Agency, the CIA and the Treasury Department’s financial crimes unit. The investigators have accelerated their efforts in recent weeks but have found no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing, the officials said. One official said intelligence reports based on some of the wiretapped communications had been provided to the White House.

So to those who continue to insist that there is “no proof” of wiretapping  of Trump by the Obama Administration, perhaps the authors of the original piece –Michael S. Schmidt, Matthew Rosenberg, Adam Goldman, and Matt Apuzzo — will be able to provide the particulars.

 

Here’s What the New York Times Said in October

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The FBI, which was legally or illegally investigating Donald Trump in October, according to the NYT found no evidence of any collusion with Russia, nor even evidence of any Russian government attempts to see Donald Trump elected President. They did find that the Clinton campaign demanded that Donald Trump be investigated.

via Investigating Donald Trump, F.B.I. Sees No Clear Link to Russia – The New York Times

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Are you eating haddock this St. Patrick’s Day? Or catfish? Or maybe some bean enchiladas?

As this St Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday during Lent, most Irish Catholics are  facing a meatless evening meal despite the holiday.

But Bishop Gerald Barbarito of the Diocese of Palm Beach County has granted a special dispensation to Catholics in Palm Beach county and a few neighboring counties, so that the Irish may enjoy the traditional corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m sure mine won’t be the only family to raise a glass in His Excellency’s honor.

 

Best Country for Women

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US News and World Report’s annual Best Country rankings have just been released, and the winner for Best Country for Women is . . . Sweden. No that’s not a typo, but it may be some kind of sick joke. Or perhaps the voting was heaviest among “migrant” men, who put their own spin on the designation.

Sweden is the best country for women, at least according to the more than 9,000 women who filled out surveys for the 2017 Best Countries rankings. The rankings, formed in partnership with global marketing communications company Y&R’s brand strategy firm, BAV Consulting, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, aim to gauge global perceptions of the world’s biggest economies in terms of specific attributes associated with countries.

According to the report, the ranking was based on five criteria: that it cares about human rights, gender equality, income equality,  is safe and progressive.

One feels certain that those voting were not familiar with the recent report from Gatestone, which designated Sweden as the “rape capital of the West.” Since its parliament voted in 1975 to strive to make the country multi-cultural, Sweden has experienced a 1472% increase in the number of rapes. Sweden has the second-highest rape rate in the world, second only to Lesotho.

One of the latest victims of the Best Country for Women is Nathalie Hager.

Nathalie Hager, 29, was on her way home from a bus stop when a group of Arabic-speaking men suddenly attacked her outside a church. She managed to fight her way out of a gang rape but was left badly injured.
“They beat me black and blue and cut into one of my breasts, while shouting at me that I was a Swedish whore,” Nathalie told Fria Tider.

 . . . “They pushed me down on my stomach and dragged me by my hair up a paved hill and into an alley. I have no memories of them beating me, but my face is all blue and swollen. They also cut into one of my breasts with something that must have been a carpet knife or a razor blade, the wounds are long and narrow. I also have big black marks on my arms where they held me.” . . . Somehow I managed to get away, I guess I must have beat them and clawed my way free because my hands are blue and black and swollen. I also had blood under my nails, which has been sampled by the police.

But, hey, nothing’s perfect! And, new parents are both entitled to three months of paid maternity leave!

As for cultural enrichment,

In addition to speaking Arabic, the men used a few simple insulting expressions in Swedish during the attempted gang rape.

“It was only dirty words. ‘Swedish whore’ or ‘Swedish slut’ and ‘c*nt’. No full sentences. In my impression, they spoke no Swedish except these words, so I assume they were asylum seekers.”(emphasis added)

But the professionalism and compassion of the police made all the difference:

According to Nathalie, the police have not been in contact with her since she reported the assault on Tuesday evening. She herself has tried to contact them, having discovered more injuries and having realized that some details of her recollection had been inaccurate. But nobody has called back.

“They dismissed me and said nobody could help me right now. I have to wait for an officer to be appointed for the case, they said. Now I can’t get hold of anyone and nobody seems to want to help. I spent a long time on the phone with the police and was connected to different people. None of them showed any interest or took notes when I named persons, including my friend at the bus station who saw the men and most likely would be able to provide accurate descriptions of them.”

 

Chucky’s Hatchet Job a Red Herring?

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That bitch Schumer seems a little confused.

The Senate Minority Leader appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press on Sunday to discuss President Trump’s statement that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower prior to the November election.

Schumer claimed that Obama had “flatly denied” having done so, which does not constitute evidence, of course, and even left-wing sources agree that the man calling himself Barack Obama is a notorious liar.

Addressing Chuck Todd, Schumer said:

“And either way, Chuck, the president’s in trouble. If he falsely spread this kind of misinformation, that is so wrong . . . 

On the other hand, if it’s true, it’s even worse for the president. Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff, have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent.”

Federal judges are appointed, not elected, or “independently elected.” And the President or his staff “have probable cause to have broken the law OR to have interacted with a foreign agent”? For someone who maintains that nothing happened because Barack Obama said so, Chuck Schumer seems to know a lot of detail about why the-wiretap-that-never-was was approved by a federal judge, and specifically a FISA judge.

And Schumer seems to believe that if Barack Obama wanted to surveil Trump Tower he would do so according to legal guidelines. It certainly wouldn’t have taken much for Obama to  persuade former Attorney General Loretta Lynch to provide legal cover for anything he wanted to do.

She is, after all, the same AG who met with the husband of Hillary Clinton, then the subject of an investigation into her use of a private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State.

Lynch met with Bill “Kiss it” Clinton on the tarmac of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on June 27, 2016. And what did they discuss? To hear Lynch tell it, grandkids – which she doesn’t have, and golf – which she doesn’t play.

At about the same time, the Obama administration filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) “to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers.” That request was denied.

One week later, FBI Director James Comey explained in detail the abundant evidence of malfeasance on the part of the Sec’y of State, but concluded that “no reasonable prosecutor” would bring a case against her.

By October 2016 the Obama administration had submitted a new FISA request with a pared-down scope, which was okayed.

The targets of FISA investigations are classified, as they are supposed to be “agents of foreign powers.”   In this case, the Obama administration was able to surveil a Republican presidential candidate, and presumably convey what useful information was gathered to the Democrat candidate. So it’s handy that Obama had a pseudonym that he used when he contacted Hillary Clinton on her private email server.

So bring on the investigations. But be prepared for literal heads to roll once Hillary and Obama are shown to have colluded to destroy President Trump and  steal the election. Hillary’s past particularly is littered with the corpses of those who displeased her.

Soooooeeeeey! Looks Like Another Pig Loose On Capitol Hill

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Louisiana Democrat Rep. Cedric Richmond just couldn’t control himself at the Washington Press Club Foundation Dinner on Wednesday.

During his speech to Republican Senator Tim Scott, the new Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus had this little joke to impart:

“You even mentioned Kellyanne and that picture on that sofa. . . I really want to know what was going on there because she really looked kind of familiar in that position there, but don’t answer.”

The Member later offered this “clarification” of his comment to the Daily Caller:

“Since some people have interpreted my joke to mean something that it didn’t I think it is important to clarify what I meant. Last night was night of levity. Where I grew up saying that someone is looking or acting ‘familiar’ simply means that they are behaving too comfortably.”

“I decided to use that joke due to the large social media backlash over her inappropriate posture considering there were more than 60 HBCU [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] Presidents in the room.” 

See? He wasn’t trying to be smutty. He just meant that Conway wasn’t showing the proper deference to the gentlemen present.

Is that better? You know, being not just a Male Supremacist Pig (or Misogynist, as the Democrats have it if the man in question is a Republican) but also a Racist? And if that’s all he meant, why would he say “but don’t answer” ?

And I’m sure Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest will be along any minute now to condemn the misogynist and declare that we’re all gonna march our familiar butts to the next Town Hall meeting and tell those Republicans . . . um, uh, nevermind.

Here’s the photo that had the Member all hot and bothered:

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Offensive, huh?

Here’s another woman being “familiar” in the White House:

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office with Rumana Ahmed and National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes in 2015. (Pete Souza/White House)

Well I do declare, I believe that young woman is wearing dungarees in the White House! No respect!

Luckily, Rumana Ahmed was also wearing her demi-shroud, so everyone was afraid to say a word about it because Muslim privilege.

But Richmond’s comments do put me in mind of another famous photo. This one of our former president:

Why, whatever is he doing? That posture sure looks familiar to Barack, dud’nit?