Loretta Lynch Isn’t Home Free

Quick quiz. What happened on June 27, 2016? Where did it happen, and why do we care?

What happened on June 27, 2016 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, as a meeting on the tarmac between former president Bill Clinton, and Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Why do we care? Because it was in the middle of a presidential campaign, where Clinton’s wife was getting hounded that she wasn’t a qualified candidate because of her scandals due to her breaking federal law and using a home-brew email server in her house.

Now, when all of this came about, we were told by Lynch that there was nothing to see here. Remember how all they did was talk about baseball and grandkids? They didn’t bring up Hillary at all, and certainly didn’t mention anything about the campaign, or how the Department of Justice or the FBI were going to rule on possibly indicting Hillary for a myriad of charges (most of which have been proven to have been true). Nope…nothing to see here folks…move along!

Well, not so fast. Apparently, the FBI is now re-opening that case against Lynch and Clinton. The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ…not to be confused with the much more snowflake friendly ACLU), has been suing various branches of government, and doing so successfully. They originally had sent a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) to the FBI asking to see documents that pertained to that meeting. They were told a year ago that no such documents existed. That was under James Comey. Today, there’s a new sheriff in town, and a new story to tell. Apparently now, the FBI says they MAY have some documents pertaining to the meeting, and they need to re-open the case against Lynch.

All of this as Lynch appears to be the fall guy in the whole Hillary mess. It hasn’t gone away, nor will it as long as these lawsuits remain unsettled. Now, don’t get me wrong…Hillary isn’t going to jail anytime soon, but others that were protecting her may just be headed that way. People like Cheryl Mills, and Huma Abedin, may be wearing stripes before this is all over. Lynch may join that group. If that’s the case, she would become only the second US Attorney General in memory to be sent to prison. John Mitchell spent 19 months in the slammer for his part in the Watergate cover-up back in the 1970’s under Richard Nixon. That’s not to say other AG’s haven’t been guilty…they just have skated. Lynch may not be so lucky. We’ll have to wait and see how that one pans out.

If Loretta Lynch gets sent up the river, expect Mills, Abedin, along with possibly Susan Rice and Samantha Powers to get a new set of duds to wear. It’s a ways up the road, but at least the FBI is looking into it, and hopefully Christopher Wray will prove to have a better handle on the job than Jim Comey did!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

So What About This Grand Jury Thing?

So Robert Mueller has impaneled a Grand Jury to be able to hear testimony behind closed doors in this Russian investigation. Is it a big deal? Is it something Donald Trump should be concerned with? I think the answer is “yes” and “yes”, but not for the reasons the Democrats are thinking.

The mere fact a Grand Jury was impaneled doesn’t bother me one iota. It’s a procedural thing that Mueller is using to be able to get people to testify but not in public. He’s keeping this investigation into Russian involvement in the Trump campaign close to the vest, as he should. And let’s be VERY clear here. IF Donald Trump did anything to collude with the Russians during his campaign, he should be thrown out of office…and I’d be leading the charge. So far, there isn’t one shred of evidence after over a year of looking into this that any of that has happened. But IF Mueller uncovers something, yup…the guy should be toast.

What is the big deal, and what Trump should be concerned about is the length of time that Mueller is probably going to cover. Let’s go back to Bill Clinton and look at the Ken Starr investigation into him just to prove my point. Back in the 1990’s, Starr was appointed as a special prosecutor to look into allegations of fraud and abuse of Bill Clinton. It ended up not leading to fraud and abuse. It ended up leading to a stained blue dress. What does that have to do with fraud and abuse? Absolutely nothing. And for that reason, that is why Clinton never would have been convicted in the Senate at his impeachment.

The same thing is happening today. Robert Mueller is looking into Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in the lead up to the election and Russian meddling in the election. But he could veer down the road of Trump’s ties to Russia BEFORE he ever decided to run for office. Was that all on the up and up? Remember…Trump used to own the Miss Universe pageant and that was held in Moscow one year, if I remember my beauty pageants correctly. Is THAT where Mueller is going? Is he going to find something else in any of Trump’s companies that had been done over the years that would be considered illegal? It’s tough to believe there are real estate developers in Manhattan that have been in business as long as Donald Trump has that haven’t been on the shady side of the law at least once. Is that where this is going to end up? And if so, what would the final consequence be?

Anytime you appoint a special prosecutor to anything, you are asking for a full on rectal examination the likes of which make a full IRS audit look like a trip to Disneyworld. And what makes matters worse for Trump is, if you fire the guy, as Nixon did in the Watergate heyday, you end up making yourself look guilty just because you fired him. No, this is a serious move, and Trump had better be extremely careful about what he says and what he does. Hopefully there is someone in the White House that has a better handle on it than Trump does!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Whole “Trump Scandal” Thing

It’s tough to try and be fair in an extremely partisan world…and that’s where I find myself. For instance, let’s take the Russian so-called “involvement in the presidential elections”. Now, most people in DC will tell you that Russia did indeed hack into some systems, but had nothing to do with the outcome of the election. Others will try and tell you that they colluded in some way or fashion with either Donald Jr. or possibly Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. The people making those observations have no proof and haven’t given any. In fact, since the Dems rolled out their new “The Better Deal” earlier this week, they pretty much have put the whole Russia thing to bed. So apparently, the Trump/Russia connection was only a scandal in the Democrats’ mind.

And while we are at that for a second, let’s go back to the 1960’s shall we? Didn’t the CIA get itself involved in several South American countries’ elections? Didn’t the CIA help overthrow several South American countries’ leaders and replace them with people we thought would be friendlier to the United States? Yeah…I thought so. So this whole thing of Russia interfering in other countries’ elections really isn’t anything new…we’ve been doing it for decades.

While we are talking about foreign influence with elections, let’s talk about the people pointing the fingers. That would be congress. And that most people in congress that take credit cards on their websites for donation purposes don’t have the simplest credit card security measures in place to insure that foreigners can’t make donations. 211 Democrats in congress fail to have the “Card Verification Value” (CVV) software attached to their credit card acceptance. By comparison, only 24 members of the GOP don’t have CVV on their websites. So, while we are talking about foreign influence…let’s point some fingers at the 211 folks that are screaming the loudest, shall we?

So, let’s move on to the latest scandal, shall we. Now we switch sides. Trump himself has accused the left of voter fraud, saying that he probably won the popular vote as well as the electoral vote, but voter fraud was heavily weighted in Clinton’s favor. Also, this isn’t true. While the non-partisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI) has been studying this, and yes, they’ve found cases of “double-voting” which constitutes as voter fraud, it apparently isn’t anywhere near the 1.3 million votes Trump would need to overtake Clinton popular vote lead. In fact, the GAI found a total of 8,471 cases of double-voting. Now, while that would have been enough to have tilted the 2000 Bush/Gore election one way or another, it wasn’t enough this time around.

I sincerely doubt that anything under the sun can be done to get rid of scandals in Washington, DC. There is too much money, too much power, too much influence at stake for things to be done the “right way”. Trump was quoted at the Boy Scout Jamboree as saying that DC wasn’t a swamp, but more like a sewer, and I think he’s probably right. It’s probably one of the most corrupt places on earth. How to change it? Simple. Everyone leaves, you disallow any lobbying of any sort, and you take money out of the campaign equation. You run for congress, you get so much airtime, yard signs, billboards, period. When it’s gone, it’s gone. And everybody gets the same amount regardless if they are incumbent or some shlub running on the “Kiss Your Dog” ticket. You limit their terms to two terms, so they can’t amass a power base, and you pay them their living expenses by making every one of them live in dorm-style housing while serving. They eat in cafeterias serving high school style food, and they aren’t allowed to go out to eat while serving. You want to make it so there isn’t corruption in DC? That would be the place to start!

Let’s stop talking about scandals that don’t exist, and even some that do, and get these idiots back to doing the job they were elected to do…and I’m talking about both sides of the aisle!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Sanders & Wife Facing Fraud Charges

Remember Jane Sanders? She’s the smiling wife of Bernie Sanders who stood by his side as the socialist turned Democrat wannabe tried to run for president against Hillary Clinton, who had already had the fix in on the nomination. Well, it appears that Jane isn’t smiling these days. She’s hoping she doesn’t go to jail.

Mrs. Sanders was the president of a little school called Burlington College back in the early 2010’s, and she applied for a bank loan of $10 million to purchase 33 acres of land so the college could expand. However, on the application, she over-stated the fundraising of the school, stating that they had raised $2.6 million in 2010, when in fact over a four year period between 2010 and 2014 they only raised a little more than $600,000. Oops. When you sign your name to something like that, it’s called fraud.

It was the fact that the school only raised $676,000 over four years that they went bankrupt in 2016… and Jane joined Bernie full time on the campaign trail with nothing better to do.

Well, both Bernie and Jane have now lawyered up, and are facing fraud charges. It’s kind of funny that both Democrats trying for the White House may end up (or at the very least SHOULD end up) in jail for fraud, isn’t it? And this gets to the heart of the matter.

I cannot recall a time in my life when the Dems were so bankrupt. Morally, ethically, physically, financially, they just seem to be leaderless, rudderless, floating adrift with no direction, no message, no morals. And that worries me a great deal. Democrats out of power, as we have seen in the past six months, are utterly out of control. They make wild accusations, they say and do almost anything to get back in power, and it doesn’t have anything to do with the truth as we are witnessing with all of the false accusations about “Russia and Trump”. The longer they are out of power, the more desperate they become to do anything, say anything, be anybody that will get them elected, and get them back to where they feel they have a natural right to be.

Now, I will state emphatically that is not ALL Democrats. I know quite a few that believe in the principles of the left, are fervent about it, but wouldn’t cross the line. And I really believe that MOST Dems are like that, just as most Republicans are like that. But the ones leading the party aren’t. They are the crazies that do the off-the-wall stuff like Hillary has done, or that Jane Sanders has done, or that this idiot that’s running the DNC now is doing. They just go crazy…I mean, listen to what Chuck Schumer says about the Republican effort to replace and repeal Obamacare. He and Nancy Pelosi are beside themselves, yet they won’t admit to anybody that Obamacare is bankrupt and is taking the country with it. Why not? Because it would hurt their chances of getting back in power. That is their religion, and that is the only thing that matters to them.

No, Jane and Bernie Sanders may be in trouble, but they will kick and scream loud and long enough, and pay a fine in the end without going to jail. It is after all, the Democrat way, isn’t it?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Sessions Deflates Dems’ Balloon

I know the Democrats were hoping that when Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this week that they would find some smoking gun somewhere. Either it would be in his involvement with talking to some Russian diplomat, or that the firing of former FBI Director, James Comey would come up and an obstruction of justice charged would flash in their faces…something…ANYTHING to get Donald J. Trump out of the White House.

It didn’t happen.

What did happen basically was a dressing down from the former senator. He basically told the Democrats on the committee that he was appalled at their behavior of accusing him of wrong doing after he has had a stellar career in public service, and was totally unscathed until he took over as AG. He went on to say that basically this crap has to stop. And you know, Jeff Sessions is right.

Yes, Sessions was the first guy to get on Donald Trump’s bandwagon over a year ago…and yes, Jeff Sessions is a smart guy. And yes, you may think because of his relationship to Trump that there was some behind the scenes deals that a neophyte politician would stumble into. The Democrats are missing one thing though. Donald Trump is not a stupid man. He’s actually quite intelligent, getting an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, which I would hazard a guess, gives him a greater education than most of us have ever had (unless you can boast that you went to Harvard???).

Sessions’ testimony did one thing. It popped the Dems’ balloon. They have nowhere to legitimately go in investigating Trump at this point. Oh, I know they are going to try. They aren’t going to stop just because of this. But they haven’t produced a single shred of evidence that Trump or anybody in his campaign has done anything wrong. You’d figure that the FBI investigating this mess for over a year would have come up with something…with ANYTHING by now. Hell, they came up with much, much more in the Hillary Clinton email server scandal long before this, and they let her slide!

Democrats need to get over this crap about being so damn partisan. Yeah, they say that the GOP did it to Obama, I hear that, but not to the extent that they are doing it. And that is the modus operandi of the Dems…always take everything too far. They never know when to stop. Look at their programs. They expand and expand them until they bankrupt the country. Nothing is ever enough with them. And this is the same way.

The only thing to do at this point is bury this entire investigation on both sides. Did Russia involve themselves somehow in the election? Probably. But guess what? The United States doesn’t have the cleanest hands in the world when it comes to interfering in other countries elections either. And that being the case, shut the damn door, get back to doing what you should be doing, which is repealing Obamacare once and for all, re-writing the tax code so nobody needs a CPA to file income taxes, and build the damn wall on the southern border to fix the immigration problem. Until then, you folks in DC are NOT doing the people’s business. And that’s what we are paying you to do.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

So Who Should REALLY Be Heading To Jail?

Let me try and be apolitical for a moment. Okay…stop laughing. I said I would TRY. Let’s look at what we know for a minute, what the actual facts are, and let’s decide whether or not certain people should actually be thrown in jail for their actions.

First off, let’s talk about the elephant in the room, Donald Trump. The word from the Democrats is that he either colluded with the Russians on the election, throwing it to himself with the Russians’ help, or that at the very least, he obstructed justice when he told James Comey to “he hoped this thing with Michael Flynn was over. He’s been treated so badly”. Well, “hoping” the thing with Flynn is over isn’t telling the FBI to stop investigating…by Comey’s own admission. And Trump never told the FBI to stop investigating Flynn. And Trump never told the FBI to stop investing the Russia alleged interference either. He was relieved (as we all probably would be) to find out he wasn’t the target of any investigation, but that if his “satellites”, his minions like Paul Manafort were involved, then go after them. There still today hasn’t been a shred of evidence shown to have included the president in this whole sordid affair.

OK, so we can at least for the moment list Trump as having made some bad decisions, but nothing illegal.

Moving on. Let’s talk about Hillary Clinton. She has lied to Congress during her testimony. She has broken federal laws by using a home-brew server (which is more than Colin Powell ever did…he used a private email service…not his own server). And she consistently has tried to cover up the fact that what she did was illegal. How about Hillary in orange? Well, I doubt it would ever happen because the left would go bananas, even though they really want her to disappear and leave the national stage altogether after two humiliating losses. But should she be in jail? Well, if you or I did what she did, would WE be in jail? The answer is yes. She should be in jail. Even James Comey has said in his testimony Thursday yesterday (which had nothing to do with why he was there in the first place), that Hillary WAS in fact breaking the law. She should be in jail.

Finally, let’s look at the new player that came up at Thursday’s hearing…Loretta Lynch. The former Attorney General made headlines without ever saying a word (and I doubt she wanted to be mentioned at all) when Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he felt that what she did when she met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix was certainly influential and political in nature if not downright illegal and was a major point in his deciding to make his public statements on Hillary’s case. Now, I’m not saying Comey was right in saying what he said when he said it (either time), but I will say it that Loretta Lynch was a blooming idiot for even considering meeting with the husband of a presidential candidate under investigation! And Lynch compounded the problem by telling Comey not to refer to it as an investigation, but as something less…to downplay it in order to help Hillary out when she was out on the campaign trail telling the world she wasn’t under investigation, that it was a “security review”. It was no security review. That in and of itself obstructed justice more than what Donald Trump did and said with James Comey.

End result? Two members of the Obama administration, Clinton and Lynch should be in orange. Trump? He made some terrible decisions, granted, but no one can prove that he has done anything illegal.

Now, can we PLEASE get back to work in Washington and get rid of Obamacare? My COBRA expires in less than a year!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

MAJOR BOMBSHELL AT COMEY HEARING!

Yes, there was a major bombshell at the Comey Hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday. Former FBI Director James Comey put a record number of Senators asleep with what has been called one of the biggest wastes of television airtime since coverage of the Obama presidency.

No fewer than six Senators took catnaps during the testimony on Thursday, as the droning went on and on for two and a half hours. It was supposed to go longer, but the networks all called Capitol Hill and told the Senators’ offices that they had to pull the plug…the snoring was getting too loud.

Actually, there were a few things that came out of the Comey testimony. First of all, Donald Trump, while not the smoothest cat to hold sway in the White House, “cleared the room” a couple of times to talk to Comey about the Flynn debacle, and to ask if he was under investigation for anything to do with Russia. Comey had told him three times that he wasn’t under investigation, but some of his staff were. Trump didn’t seem to mind about that.

Even Hardball’s Chris Matthews said plain and simple that the collusion that Democrats wanted between Donald Trump and the Russians, in his words, “came apart”. It wasn’t there. So while maybe Russia did hack into a few election systems, the President of the United States wasn’t involved, and there continues to be no shred of evidence to the contrary. Game over for the Dems.

Comey did drop two bombs on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The first was that HE was the one that actually leaked stories to the New York Times by giving the stories to a friend of his, a law professor from New York. And then he topped it, when asked about former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch and her tarmac visit with Bill Clinton during the campaign, Comey admitted to the Senators that yes, Lynch had indeed interfered with the election, probably in ways the Russians couldn’t have imagined when she met with Bill Clinton. And of course, that gave the Republicans more ammunition than the Dems could ever have extracted from Comey.

The overall deal is this. Comey had a bad day. Trump had a good day going until his attorney came out (Trump actually stayed silent), and all but called Comey a liar for his testimony. That kind of spun some bad mojo into the president’s mood…and it should of. He should have left well enough alone, but we are learning that is NOT the way Donald Trump works. Overall, Democrats can’t do a damn thing on trying to impeach Trump for obstruction of justice because he was rather careful with the words he used when talking to Comey. And Comey made some rather stupid moves as well…telling newly appointed AG Jeff Sessions that he didn’t want to be left alone with Trump, and then having to admit to the panel yesterday that he took several calls from Trump. He was at a loss when asked what the difference was between being in a room alone with the president, and talking to him alone in a room on the phone.

Overall, it was a snooze fest. Nothing will happen to Loretta Lynch (though it probably should). Nothing will happen to Donald Trump. And frankly, nothing will happen to Mike Flynn. Basically, everyone involved in anything Comey testified with yesterday will skate free and clear in this thing. Which is a good thing. Maybe we can forget all this name-calling nonsense and these guys and gals can actually do what we hired them to do…repeal Obamacare, fix the immigration problem, and reform the tax code. We can only wish!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!