Category Archives: 2016 Election

Michael Flynn cleared by FBI of illicit ties to Russia

This news is from January 2017, but I don’t remember seeing or hearing about this. Do you?

Grr . . . .

Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Flynn

On January 24, 2017, Joe Tacopino reports for the New York Post:

The FBI has reviewed intercepted phone calls between national security adviser Michael Flynn and the Russian ambassador to the US and has found no evidence of wrongdoing, it was revealed Monday.

The calls were made in late December and picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials. They did not reveal any illicit ties between Flynn and Russia, according to the Washington Post.

The review of the calls was part of a wider probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

See also:

~Eowyn

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Pedogate and the attempted assassination of Rep. Steve Scalise

On the morning of June 14, 2017, at 7:09 am at a practice of the Republican team for the Congressional Baseball Game in a public park (Eugene Simpson Stadium Park) in Alexandria, VA, about 10 miles from Washington, DC, a Bernie Sanders supporter named James T. Hodgkinson of Illinois opened fire with a rifle on the Republicans, shooting and wounding Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three other people. (Wikipedia)

As reported by Fox News, Sen. Jeff Flake and former combat surgeon Rep. Brad Wenstrup ran to assist Scalise after U.S. Capitol Police shot and killed Hodgkinson, 66, who had a violent history including arrests for battery, resisting arrest and drunken driving. Senator Rand Paul, also a witness, said he heard “as many as 50 shots”. Calling the scene “sort of a killing field,” Paul said, “We were like sitting ducks. Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre.”

Shot in the hip, Rep. Scalise was the only member of Congress to be hit. The other three who were wounded are:

  • Zack Barth, a congressional aide to Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas).
  • Tyson Foods director of government relations Matt Mika was shot multiple times and was in critical condition.
  • Special Agent Crystal Griner was shot in the leg. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala) used a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

Initially conscious after being shot, Scalise went into shock while being taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center in critical condition, where he underwent immediate surgery. MedStar is the same hospital to which Seth Rich — believed to the source of the damaging DNC emails published by WikiLeaks — was brought after being shot in a residential D.C. neighborhood early Sunday morning, July 10, 2016. Rich died in MedStar under suspicious conditions.

MedStar surgeon Dr. Jack Sava — said to have been Seth Rich’s surgeon as well — said Scalise had been hit by a single rifle bullet that “traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding”. Sava  said that when Scalise arrived at the hospital, “he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death,” but that after surgery by June 16, although still in critical condition, “We have controlled internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized”. On June 17, Scalise’s condition was upgraded to “serious” and he was responsive enough to talk with his family. He will required additional operations to manage abdominal and bone injuries.

Stephen Joseph Scalise, 51, is House Majority Whip and the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district, serving since 2008. Scalise endorsed President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, and has been a vocal backer of Trump’s travel ban. As chair of the House Republican Study Committee, he has spearheaded the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The buzz in the Alternative Media is that Scalise was targeted because of his strong stance against child predators and sex trafficking. Seven reasons are cited in support:

(1) Hodgkinson specifically targeted Republicans

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.), who left the baseball practice just before the shooting, told Fox News that as he was walking to his car, a man asked him if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About 3 minutes later, at around 7:09 a.m., the shooting began. DeSantis said James Hogkinson was the man who had approached him.

In fact, Hodgkinson had a “kill” list of names of conservative Republican Congressmen in his pocket at the time of the shooting. (Fox News)

(2) Rep. Scalise has spoken out on child sex predators

(3) Scalise is a co-sponsor of a bill to criminalize those who make, facilitate, use, or transmit “visual images” of child sex

Scalise is one of 6 co-sponsors of H.R. 1761: Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017, which amends title 18, United States Code, to criminalize the knowing consent of the visual depiction or live transmission of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and for other purposes, including the amendment of subsections (a) and (b) of Section 2251 of title 18, United States Code to read as follows:

“(a) Any person who, in a circumstance described in subsection (f), knowingly—

“(1) employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces a minor to engage in any sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct, or transmitting a live visual depiction of such conduct;

“(2) produces or causes to be produced a visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct where the production of such visual depiction involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct and such visual depiction is of such conduct;

“(3) transmits or causes to be transmitted a live visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct;

“(4) has a minor assist any other person to engage in any sexually explicit conduct during the commission of an offense set forth in paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection; or

“(5) transports any minor in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce with the intent that such minor be used in the production or live transmission of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in any sexually explicit conduct,

shall be punished as provided under subsection (e).

(b) Any parent, legal guardian, or person having custody or control of a minor who, in a circumstance described in subsection (f), knowingly permits such minor to engage in, or to assist any other person to engage in, sexually explicit conduct knowing that a visual depiction of such conduct will be produced or transmitted shall be punished as provided under subsection (e).”

HR 1761 was passed by the House of Representatives on May 25, 2017. The bill was received in the U.S. Senate on June 5, and referred to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

(4) New York Times tipped off the shooter on the Congressional baseball practice field

From a NYT article by Nicholas Fandos on April 12, 2017:

“When members of Congress practice in the early mornings in an Alexandrea, Va., public park for their Congressional Baseball Game, plainclothes United States Capital Police are sitting there in a black S.U.V.”

(5) President Trump knows

On June 14, the day of the shooting, President Trump and First Lady Melania made a surprise, unscheduled visit to Rep. Scalise at MedStar. They were accompanied by Trump’s personal physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson. (New York Daily News)

The Alt-Media say this is Trump’s way of ensuring Scalise’s survival by sending a message to Pedogate that he is watching them.

(6) Democrats sent pizzas to Scalise’s staff

By now, anyone acquainted with Pizzagate cannot help but associate pizza with peodphiles.

Given that, it is curious that on the day of the shooting, staffers for House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) were seen carrying several boxes of pizza to Scalise’s office. (The Hill)

(7) John Podesta wanted Rep. Scalise to resign

In 2015, John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign and a prime player in Pizzagate, was part of a signature drive in a petition to get Scalise to resign.

Here’s the email published by WikiLeaks:

So, do you think Congressman Scalise was targeted because of his stance on Pedogate? Sound off in our poll!

By the way, two days ago, AltMedia journalist Jack Posobiec tweeted that a source told him “the Podesta case is open,” implying that the FBI is investigating John Podesta.

Please pray that the evildoers be brought to justice.

~Eowyn

Cal State U. faculty Lars Maischak wants President Trump hanged and Republicans executed

More terrorism from the Left.

Lars Maischak is a lecturer (which means he’s a temporary hire, and not a “ladder” faculty on track toward tenure) in the History department at California State University, Fresno.

As reported by The Daily Caller, in a series of vicious tweets, Maischak compares Trump to Hitler and calls for the hanging of President Trump, the execution of two Republicans for every illegal immigrant who’s deported, and the banning of the Republican Party — all of which Maischak justifies as “saving democracy”. (Note: Maischak has since deleted his tweets and his Twitter account)

“To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and the higher, the better. #TheResistance #DeathToFascism.”

“Has anyone started soliciting money and design drafts for a monument honoring the Trump assassin, yet?”

“#TheResistance #ethniccleansing Justice = The execution of two Republicans for each deported immigrant.

“Mercy towards racists was always the fatal weakness of good Americans. 1865, 1965, they left too many of them alive.”

“#TheResistance A democracy must not be tolerant of those who want to abolish democracy. It must vigorously defend itself. Ban the @GOP.”

The blatantly biased Cory James — who archly calls Breitbart News “far-right” but neglects to characterize Maischak with any adjective, such as the fitting label “far left” — reports for Fresno’s ABC30 that after “far-right” Breitbart called attention to Maischak’s “hang Trump” tweet, Maischak said he does not condone violence and defended his tweet by claiming it had been taken out of context and doing a Bill Clinton on the meaning of the word “must”:

“At the moment, based on my conviction that a majority of Americans are committed to Democracy, it, therefore, follows that ‘Trump must hang…,’ with the word ‘must,’ expressing a logical necessity rather than a demand or wish.”

Cal State Fresno’s president, Dr. Joseph Castro, lamely defends Maischak in a tweet and a statement:

“Fresno State understands the deep concerns that have been shared as a result of personal comments made by Professor Lars Maischak, who is a lecturer in the History Department at Fresno State. In response to these concerns, we have conducted a preliminary review to ensure that it is clear that the statements made by him were as a private citizen, not as a representative of Fresno State. Professor Maischak’s personal views and commentary, with its inclusion of violent and threatening language, is obviously inconsistent with the core values of our University.

Our primary concern is for the safety of our students and with providing a conducive learning environment. We acknowledge that our faculty have an obligation to establish and maintain ethical and professional conduct, inside and outside of the classroom.

While Fresno State is committed to state and federal constitutional rights of free speech, the content of statements by Dr. Maischak warrants further review and consideration. The review of these and any other statements will be conducted in the context of rights of free expression, but also for potential direct threats of violence that may violate the law.

The University is taking this matter seriously and handling it in accordance with applicable law and policy, as well as our traditions of academic freedom and the requirements of the faculty collective bargaining unit agreement. The University will fully cooperate with any investigations conducted by Federal officials.”

– Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro

Reportedly, Maischak has been put on paid leave. As you can see by going here, Maischak is still listed as a History lecturer at Cal State Fresno.

Here’s contact info. for you to register your objection and call for the firing of Maischak. This man has no business teaching America’s youth:

Lars Maischak

Email: lmaischak@csufresno.edu
If that doesn’t work, try this: lmaischak@yahoo.com
Phone: (410) 366-7458

Dr. Joseph Castro, President

Office of the President
5200 N. Barton Ave., M/S ML48
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone: 559.278.2324
Feedback page: http://www.fresnostate.edu/president/feedback/feedback-form.html

Lars Maischak is not only a terrorist, he’s also an utter failure as an academic, being 48 years old and just a temp lecturer. There are 48-year-old academics who are tenured full professors.

Report Lars Maischak to the Secret Service:

See also “The Left are trying to start a civil war“.

H/t Henry Makow and FOTM‘s TPR

Patrick Buchanan: Civil war and the deep-state coup of President Trump

Are We Nearing Civil War?

By Patrick J. Buchanan – June 13, 2017

President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.

We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.

Thus far, it is a nonviolent struggle, though street clashes between pro- and anti-Trump forces are increasingly marked by fistfights and brawls. Police are having difficulty keeping people apart. A few have been arrested carrying concealed weapons.

That the objective of this city is to bring Trump down via a deep state-media coup is no secret. Few deny it.

Last week, fired Director of the FBI James Comey, a successor to J. Edgar Hoover, admitted under oath that he used a cutout to leak to The New York Times an Oval Office conversation with the president.

Goal: have the Times story trigger the appointment of a special prosecutor to bring down the president.

Comey wanted a special prosecutor to target Trump, despite his knowledge, from his own FBI investigation, that Trump was innocent of the pervasive charge that he colluded with the Kremlin in the hacking of the DNC.

Comey’s deceit was designed to enlist the police powers of the state to bring down his president. And it worked. For the special counsel named, with broad powers to pursue Trump, is Comey’s friend and predecessor at the FBI, Robert Mueller.

As Newt Gingrich said Sunday: “Look at who Mueller’s starting to hire. … (T)hese are people that … look to me like they’re … setting up to go after Trump … including people, by the way, who have been reprimanded for hiding from the defense information into major cases. …

“This is going to be a witch hunt.”

Another example. According to Daily Kos, Trump planned a swift lifting of sanctions on Russia after inauguration and a summit meeting with Vladimir Putin to prevent a second Cold War.

The State Department was tasked with working out the details.

Instead, says Daniel Fried, the coordinator for sanctions policy, he received “panicky” calls of “Please, my God, can you stop this?”

Operatives at State, disloyal to the president and hostile to the Russia policy on which he had been elected, collaborated with elements in Congress to sabotage any detente. They succeeded.

“It would have been a win-win for Moscow,” said Tom Malinowski of State, who boasted last week of his role in blocking a rapprochement with Russia. State employees sabotaged one of the principal policies for which Americans had voted, and they substituted their own.

Note: Tom Malinowski, 51, was Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor from 2014 to January 20, 2017.


Not in memory have there been so many leaks to injure a president from within his own government, and not just political leaks, but leaks of confidential, classified and secret documents. The leaks are coming out of the supposedly secure investigative and intelligence agencies of the U.S. government.

The media, the beneficiaries of these leaks, are giving cover to those breaking the law. The real criminal “collusion” in Washington is between Big Media and the deep state, colluding to destroy a president they detest and to sink the policies they oppose.

Yet another example is the unfolding “unmasking” scandal.

While all the evidence is not yet in, it appears an abnormal number of conversations between Trump associates and Russians were intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies.

On orders higher up, the conversations were transcribed, and, contrary to law, the names of Trump associates unmasked.

Then those transcripts, with names revealed, were spread to all 16 agencies of the intel community at the direction of Susan Rice, and with the possible knowledge of Barack Obama, assuring some would be leaked after Trump became president.

The leak of Gen. Michael Flynn’s conversation with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, after Obama imposed sanctions on Russia for the hacking of the DNC, may have been a product of the unmasking operation. The media hit on Flynn cost him the National Security Council post.

Trump has had many accomplishments since his election. Yet his enemies in the media and their deep state allies have often made a purgatory of his presidency.

What he and his White House need to understand is that this is not going to end, that this is a fight to the finish, that his enemies will not relent until they see him impeached or resigning in disgrace.

To prevail, Trump will have to campaign across this country and wage guerrilla war in this capital, using the legal and political weapons at his disposal to ferret out the enemies within his own government.

Not only is this battle essential, if Trump hopes to realize his agenda, it is winnable. For the people sense that the Beltway elites are cynically engaged in preserving their own privileges, positions and power.

If the president cannot rewrite Obamacare or achieve tax reform, he should not go around the country in 2018 wailing about Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. They are not the real adversaries. They are but interchangeable parts.

He should campaign against the real enemies of America First by promising to purge the deep state and flog its media collaborators.

Time to burn down the Bastille.

See also “The Left are trying to start a civil war“.

Pray for President Trump.

Pray for America.

~Eowyn

Of course: Hillary Clinton compares herself to Wonder Woman

At some Hollyweird event where the seals applauded and cheered.

DCG

TV Producers Discuss Ripple Effects of “Traumatic” Trump Election

GIF-Giraffe-eating-Popcorn

Gonna be a loooooooong four years for libtards.

From Hollywood Reporter:  It was only fitting that the Television in a Trumped Up America panel Friday at the ATX Festival started out with a reading of the President’s latest tweet, centered on former FBI director James Comey’s testimony Thursday.

TV writer-producers including Liz Tigelaar (Casual), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), Paul Garnes (Queen Sugar), Michael Rauch (Royal Pains), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and Beau Willimon (House of Cards), gathered to dive deep into the impact of the presidential election, and specifically Donald Trump’s rise from Celebrity Apprentice host to the 45th President of the United States (as if Trump didn’t absolutely nothing else in his life).

Looking back on Nov. 8th, Plec recalled the ” absolute horror and depression” felt in her writers’ room the day after, while Tigelaar remembered that “we didn’t know whether to cancel the room, we didn’t know whether to keep working” at Hulu’s Casual, which was early into breaking its third season.

It ultimately found it’s [sic] way into the scripts. “We all had this call to action,” she said. “We were at this point of still being able to decide our season arcs and it definitely impacted our younger character, Laura’s story, on the show. We decided with her we were going to go a more political route. … We were able to create this different backdrop for her story that I don’t think would have occurred to us to do.”

On Underground, Garnes discussed how the election inspired co-creator Misha Green’s writing of one of the final episodes of the WGN America’s second season, despite the fact that it centered on Harriet Tubman and took place more than a century ago. “The election influenced Misha’s tone in that monologue. It ended with this amazing call to action almost directed to the audience: ‘Are you a citizen or a soldier?‘” he said.

Plec said the election influenced her outlook on feminist issues, and even caused her to break up a central romance on one of her series because the male character had beaten up the female character. “We all decided on that day, those two can’t be together anymore and we killed the love story that day,” she said of the script, which came in the day after the election. “That’s a really weird feeling to know that narratively you’ve been going down this path but your conscious can’t advocate that kind of violence and lean into that.”

That push towards more feminist-friendly storytelling was also felt by Tigelaar in terms of the projects she’s looking to develop. “What I’ve been attracted to lately is about women who are refusing to play the game and put themselves in a box,” she said.

Willimon, now working on the Hulu space drama The First, said the impact of the election reaches far beyond just political storylines. “We’re hyper-aware,” he said. “There are political implications to every story choice you make.”

While Trump’s presidency, and the many issues that have stemmed from his time in office thus far, has greatly impacted television writing, the producers discussed the difficulty in finding a way to stay informed with the news cycle while also getting work done. “There’s a lot of stress-eating involved,” Grillo-Marxuach said. “More than anything else, the torrent of news and information is more about the stuff you do to mitigate your stress.”

Willimon, who returned to the political roots from his earlier days in the immediate aftermath of the election, admitted it was tough to return to TV writing. “For the first couple months after the election, it was really hard to focus on anything else it felt as thought [sic] the whole country had been slapped across the face by a two-by-four,” he said. “It’s become a negotiation to balance one’s time between what you’re able to do as an artist creatively in terms of holding a mirror up to society reflecting.”

“That’s a new reality for people that want to be involved. It’s been an interesting balance to strike,” he continued. “But the resistance is strong. We’re seeing that everyday and I maintain hope.”

Willimon’s new series is set 15-20 years in the future, which has made him contemplate the long-term impact of the Trump presidency. “You have to speculate and imagine what the world will look like 20 years from now on, prior to November 8, 2016, what the world looked like was a lot different,” he said. “Whether you support Trump or not… it’s still a traumatic event for the country one way or another in terms of the schism and the divisiveness and the polarization and we will be contending with those consequences and ripple effects for decades to come.”

DCG

James Comey: ‘I’ve had a lot of conversations with humans’

Yesterday, during his appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, former FBI Director James Comey was grilled by a very confusing-sounding Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on what McCain called Comey’s “double standard” — in the FBI ending its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private unsecure email server vs. the agency’s ongoing investigation of Donald Trump’s connections, if any, with Russia.

Beginning at the 6:04 mark of the video clip above, McCain and Comey had a rather incoherent exchange:

McCain: “Then when the President said to you you talked about the April 11th phone call and he said, ‘Because I’ve been very loyal to you, very loyal, we had that thing, you know.’ Did that arouse your curiosity as to what ‘that thing’ was?”

Comey: “Yes.”

McCain: “Why didn’t you ask him.”

Comey: “It didn’t seem to me to be important for the conversation we were having to understand it. I took it to some, um, effort to, to, erh, communicate to me that there is a relationship between us, where I’ve been good to you, you should be good to me.”

McCain: “Yea, but I think it would intensely arouse my curiosity if the President of the United States said we had that thing, you know. I’d like to know what the hell that thing is, particularly if I’m the director of the FBI.”

Comey: “Yeah, I get that, senator. Honestly, I’ll tell you what, this is speculation, but what I concluded at the time is in his [Trump’s] memory, he was searching back to our encounter at the dinner and was preparing himself to say ‘I offer loyalty to you, you promise loyalty to me,’ and all of a sudden, his memory showed him that did not happen, and I think he pulled up short. That’s just a guess. But I, I’ve had a lot of conversations with humans over the years.

Now why would Comey say that?

“I’ve had a lot of conversations with humans over the years” implies that Comey also had conversations with non-humans.

Like this?

A reptilian Secret Service agent at the 2012 AIPAC conference

Or McCain? LOL

I took the above 2 screenshots from a video of an interview McCain did with Larry King some time during the Obama administration.

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H/t FOTM‘s bongiornoc

~Eowyn