A case of two ideologies and the hypocrisy that drives voters mad…
Unless you’ve been comatose for the last 10 months, you’ve probably heard about Retired General Michael Flynn ‘s run in with the FBI. But, to put this in perspective let me recap…. The General failed to disclose the full nature of a phone call made to a Russian ambassador while acting as Trump’s White House Security Adviser. He said it was a mere oversight. ( That raised the question among dems, “disclose what?” That is now the big question and to what extent was he acting on Trump’s orders? )
That led our newly elected president Trump to meet with then FBI Director Comey. Trump allegedly told Comey in a private meeting, he hoped he would go easy on Flynn because he’s really a good guy. Not an unreasonable thing to say really. Trump’s a political novice and he’s not good at parsing his words like the rest of DC.
Dir. Comey, who does not care for Trump, felt he was being coerced towards an outcome favorable to the Trump administration. Dems would later call this a blatant attempt to obstruct justice! They alleged, Trump was colluding with the Russians to win election, and so it went. Dem’s were livid and openly called for Trump’s removal from office! (So far so good? I’m getting to my main point, so please bear with me a bet longer)
The counter charge from Trump soon emerged. The President said that key elements within the FBI were
been doing more than investigating matters of security. They were acting as opposition research operatives for the Clinton campaign, this included wire tapping his phones, funneling classified information to the Clinton campaign and more. Trump alleged the current investigation was tainted because of biased operators within the FBI seeking a specific outcome, to undermine his presidency.
Now enters a new chapter in this developing story. The Independent Counsel investigating this affair, Robert Mueller, seems to be focusing on whether Trump committed a criminal violation when he “hoped” the FBI would go easy on Flynn. That’s it, that’s the sum of their case. The democrat party leaders are more than satisfied that he did it and daily they remind us of what a dastardly deed has been done to democracy!
Their case can be summed up thusly, “If Trump exercises his power — even his lawful power — with a corrupt motive of interfering with an investigation, that’s obstruction,” Lisa Kern Griffin, an expert on criminal law at Duke University, “The attempt is sufficient, and it seems to be a matter of public record already.”
There seems to be a lot of hair splitting and wild assumptions going on here to get to Trump. But, contrast that situation to the one where the Dept. of Justice is investigating obstruction by Sanctuary Cities and States. They (cities and states) have passed laws and made many public declarations to obstruct the enforcement of immigration laws!
These defiant powers have threatened to fire police officers who assist in any way with the deportation of illegal aliens. Most recently California passed a law to fine and potentially arrest business owners who cooperate with federal law enforcement regarding illegal aliens in their employ.
The legal merits are yet to be determined for either Trump’s investigation or federal immigration law verses sactuary city laws. However, our mainstream media seems obsessed with only one story. Of course this would be the ultra-thin Trump obstruction allegation which seems to be on verge of being declared a non-starter.
Amazingly, the media is virtually side-stepping this great sanctuary story which by all accounts is of historic proportions and threatens the stability of the country. It affects virtually every American today and likely for generations to come. Whatever Trump intimated to Comey pales by comparison.
In 1861 we fought a war over states rights and here we go again and they media isn’t even paying attention? Cities and a few states writing their own laws in defiance of federal law and this is somehow a non-starter for our news media? We are a country of laws and if we are not…then what?
I would expect partisan politics to have it’s usual influence on the democrats, but not to the extent that they are derelict in their elected obligations to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States! How can they so easily dismiss their solemn, sworn duty when there is such a clear case of obstruction and on full public view? Is it because of their obsessive desire to unseat the duly elected Donald Trump? Does that have them so narrowly focused that they can’t see the most significant story of the decade?
I believe that even without this red herring investigation aimed at Trump, the democrats in Washington would have little interest in protecting our nation’s border and it would follow that they have little interest in prosecuting sanctuary cities, counties and states. But, why, what’s their motive?
It’s obvious that they do not care about illegal aliens displacing American citizens in jobs or the enormous costs to our system. These characters know that illegal, unchecked immigration has always had a direct impact on crime and society no matter where it occurs, be it in the United States or any sovereign nation.
We’ve had random cases where it has been highly suspect that elections were compromised. We know this mass immigration does threaten our traditional values… those that founded our country. New citizens ought to understand those values and appreciate them like we do, because that shared idealism is the glue that holds this country together. Therefore, our national unity (security) is weakened when we allow millions of illegal aliens to create a new sub-culture with their values, language and customs at the forefront with little regard or appreciation for the sacrifices that provide our freedom and economic prosperity.
These are people who did not come here to be part of the great melting pot, because they are not assimilating. They are economic opportunists. They do not respect our traditions and values, instead they want us to change our values to make them more amenable with theirs. But, and here’s the clincher, the illegals serve partisan interests of the democrats. Too often, they are told how to vote and they do, whether they are allowed by law or not. Too many low information, ethically challenged, greedy voters…. vote democrat and it’s getting so much worse.
The bottom line on this story of national relevance is, the Democrats are seeking bigger government by any means necessary. This means more wealth redistribution, higher taxes, more laws – less freedom, more socialism, more centralized power and generally winning elections on many levels through partisan populism, even if its illegal populism. It appears to me that it is of little concern for the consequences, if they happen to tread upon the Constitution or place our national security at risk as long as their socialist agenda emerges victorious or our old established democratic principles.
“Now enters a new chapter in this developing story. The Independent Counsel investigating this affair, Robert Mueller, seems to be focusing on whether Trump committed a criminal violation when he “hoped” the FBI would go easy on Flynn. That’s it, that’s the sum of their case.”
No, not quite. The supposition is that the firing of Comey, the public bullying of Sessions, and one or two lesser idiocies (not any “hoping”) might constitute obstruction of justice. And we have no idea whether Mueller has come to that conclusion or not, so settle down. There is no need, as yet, to damage your own integrity and credibility by misstating the facts of the matter just yet.
I have a thought for you to ponder. What is the difference between the chief law enforcement officer of the land using his power to obstruct justice, that is, to protect his own self from investigation and possible conviction … and … lesser powers behaving likewise to protect people other than themselves from economic and even physical harm?
Motivation matters, and can even get you off the hypocrisy hook, in extreme circumstances, such as we are in these days. Moral integrity matters, and on that score, your tubby little cubbie stuffed with fluff of a President has not a paw to stand on.
Oh, Libby??? Here’s another chapter of a developing story . . . .
Can’t wait for the rest of the memo to be released . . . . .
Tick tock, tick tock….
Watching closely with my leg on ice, lol.
The FISA warrants were obtained illegally. Some frightened junior FBI Special Agent was ordered to lie to a judge to get the warrants. As a former Special Agent myself, I have been in that position, but I had the courage to tell the lawyer that I am the one swearing that the information in this affidavit is true, and I would not lie or pass on the lawyer’s untrue allegations. Flynn was a fool to plead guilty to anything, but certainly no more “suspects” in Mueller’s case should do that. Any halfway good defense attorney could beat the case in court or get it overturned on appeal. The legal term is “fruit of the poisoned tree,” meaning that if the judge was lied to or fooled into approving a warrant based on a false affidavit, every piece of evidence that follows is poisoned and will get thrown out.
Words are not deeds, Libby!
Motivation matters only as it relates to an criminal act.
Show me the crime!!!!
“Moral integrity matters”
Where the he77 have you been all throughout the Obama presidency!!!?
The list of illegal and immoral acts is quite extensive…the corrupt officials that protected the guilty are part of the whole sordid game that continues to undermine the rule of law and destroy the faith and confidence of the people.
Hillary Clinton avoided being found guilty of committing a federal crime only because she was said by the investigators to have not “intended” to break a law in which intent is of no consequence. She was purposely let off the hook! Intent does not matter when it comes to mishandling sensitive documents.
The same band of clowns protecting her then are attempting to misuse the law to take Trump out. They will fail.
Well said, Tina!
And Andrew McCarthy does it again!
I laughed when I heard Trump had increased the number of DACA/Dreamers from 800k to 1.8 million. Trump is a sly old fox stealing future Hispanic voters from the democrat’s hen house.
Democrats led by Obama had two years from 2009-2011 with a 60 vote Senate control and did nothing but cram ObamaCare down the nation’s throat. Schumer just took the wall funding off of the table knowing full well Trump has said no wall no deal.
Watch, Trump will own the Hispanics and their support and the democrats will be exposed for using them for their votes with no intention of ever helping them to become citizens.
Well, if you want to amuse yourselves with the fairy tales that Gateway Pundit tells you … who am I to spoil you fun.
However, if White House Counsel, Donald McGahn, is required by Mueller to answer under oath to a little incident back in June … The Donald is in the soup.
And on the subject of hypocrisy, did you hear about the Family Research Council saying flat out that they’ll tolerate The Donald’s Stormy Sleaze if they get the legislation they want. Now, my favorite bit of this unwholesome situation is where The Trump Campaign illegally paid Stormy to keep quiet about an escapade that’s been in print, in all it’s gruesome detail, for six years. And I am confident that it is the truth, because, not even on a button of peyote, could you make this stuff up … “three hours of Shark Attach” !!! … not in a million years.
I was wondering where you’d been. Figured with all of the bad news you were hanging your head in shame and too embarrassed that the corrupt party you worship is being exposed for it’s unlawful acts.
What the New York Times, for God’s sake of all biased reporting rags, says took place last June was attributed to third party removed hearsay. LOL! You do know that hearsay is not admissible in court, right? Well, it wouldn’t be by any honorable judge. But, since the disgraced Obama attorney generals have no honor, one was held in contempt of congress and the other will probably end up in a federal prison for her unlawful acts and lies, the people will soon know the truth and which president and his administration broke the law.
In case you didn’t know, congress has oversight powers over the executive branch. It’s called check and balance to prevent imperialistic presidents and administrations, like Obama’s. Hell, even liberal law professor Jonathan Truley warned the nation about Obama. Even Alan Dershowitz has been speaking out against Obama. You do know a lie by omission is a lie, right?
Dershowitz: I Wouldn’t Have Campaigned for Obama If I Knew About Farrakhan Pic:
Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz said he would not have campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he knew about the future president’s photo op with Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a “virulent anti-Semite and anti-American,” Dershowitz said on “Fox & Friends.”
The information coming out next week is supposed to only be 10% of the corruption that will be coming. Don’t forget there’s an FBI informant with documents, a judge lifted his order of silence, who is exposing Hillary, Obama, etc. for their part in the Uranium One deal.
Oops forgot the link.
Libby you just don’t seem capable of grasping the depths to which your party has lowered the legal, moral, and ethical bar for our political leaders!
You haven’t cared for fifty years. Who cares that you “care” now!
Strange … I don’t think I can recall a single sex scandal involving the last President? And I don’t think that any of the O-man’s appointees were forced to resign for bald-assed ethical transgressions?
Seems to me that Ryan, McConnell, and YOU are willing to overlook quite a bit of dementia, depravity, and plain-old-fashioned greed in order to stay in power.