The WAH! Partytm’s (formerly known as the Democratic Party) mandate (Whining And Hypocrisy) was on full display this past week, especially at Tuesday’s address to Congress by President Trump. For instance –
- Not standing for the widow of a slain Navy SEAL.
- Booing during calls to put aside trivial politics
- Sitting stone-faced during statements that America needs to become great again
- Grumbling about the need to secure the borders for the security of the nation
Tuesday’s address was seen even by the Liberal MSM as the moment that Trump “…became President of the United States…” – [van Jones, CNN] But the attacks against President Trump and his administration have continued.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself (under pressure) from any investigations and cases concerning the 2016 election in reaction to the news release that he met with the Russian ambassador twice last year, but did not state this fact during his confirmation hearing. Considering that several Democratic Senators and Representatives met with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 election year, and that the Russian ambassador sat with the Democrats during Tuesday’s speech, seems to have no bearing upon calls for the AG’s resignation. In the spirit of disclosure, here is apartial list of Democratsthat met with the Russian ambassador last year:
- Senior Obama advisor John Holdren
- Senator Claire McCaskill
- Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
- Former Senator Mary Landrieu
- Senator Amy Klobuchar
- Senator Dianne Feinstein
- Senator Jack Reed
- Senator Bob Casey
- Senator Maria Cantwell
- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
- Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
The smell of hypocrisy runs strong with these Congresscritters…
Then there was the contingent of white-clad Congress women that stated that “they were honoring the suffragettes of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries while indicating their ongoing commitment to women’s rights issues.” The issues that these women of the WAH! Partytm include equal pay for women (something that the WAH! Partytm has been talking about for years) and “reproductive freedom” (aka abortion on demand). Considering that the Trump Administration is seriously considering withdrawing funding from the abortion provider Planned Parenthood, such a reaction is almost predictable. Also consider that many of these same people profess being of the Christian faith, and support abortion in all it’s horrific forms is not only the greatest hypocrisy, but blasphemous as well.
Of course, the opposition to the failing Obamacare repeal and replacement continues by the WAH! Partytm .
The WAH! Partytm is still upset that their “chosen one” lost the election, depriving them of the power to grow the government, and further take this country down the path of their ideal country of where equal outcomes equates to equal misery managed by an all-powerful, all omnipotent government with them in charge. Their reaction is best summed up by the following graphic:
The WAH! Partytm and the Republicans are in a war with each other, and it’s a vicious one. Anexcellent articleby Patricia McCarthy does a nice job of summing up the uncivil war between the two parties.
Folks, fasten your seat belts – it’s going to be a bumpy 8 years (yes, I’m predicting at this point in time that Trump will be reelected if he doesn’t self-destruct in the meantime).
Instead of moving back to where they’re from as past ex-presidents have done, or at least moving someplace else as the Clintons did, Barack Obama decided to stay in Washington D.C., “relocating” just a stone’s throw from Capital Hill.
The move raised more than a few eyebrows and caused a chorus of conservatives to theorize that the reason Obama is hanging around town is to sit at the head of a ‘shadow government‘ which would work to constantly impede Donald Trump, his agenda, and with any luck at all, find a way to get him removed from office.
From Allen B. West
Information is coming to light that this entire “Russia hacking the election” narrative and supposedly “clandestine meetings” between Attorney General Jeff Sessions and “the Russians” may all be one big set up.
The New York Times, not exactly known for its Republican partisanship, and others reported that, “In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across the government. Former American officials say they had two aims: to ensure that such meddling isn’t duplicated in future American or European elections, and to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators.”
It’s established that there’s nothing unusual about a sitting member of the Senate armed services committee (which Sessions was at the time) meeting with a foreign ambassador, yet Democrats are treating this particular meeting as if it were an act of high treason. We’ve now learned that the very meeting Democrats are using as a basis for demanding Sessions’ resignation was set up by the Obama administration in the first place!
Details on Jeff Sessions’ first meeting with the Russian ambassador in 2016 are beginning to surface. Turns out that Sessions spoke to the Russian ambassador on the invitation of the Obama Administration itself.
Fox News reports:
“The first came at a conference on “Global Partners in Diplomacy,” where Sessions was the keynote speaker. Sponsored by the U.S. State Department, The Heritage Foundation, and several other organizations, it was held in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.”
“The conference was an educational program for ambassadors invited by the Obama State Department to observe the convention. The Obama State Department handled all of the coordination with ambassadors and their staff, of which there were about 100 at the conference.”
“Apparently, after Sessions finished speaking, a small group of ambassadors—including the Russian ambassador—approached the senator as he left the stage and thanked him for his remarks. That’s the first “meeting.” And it’s hardly an occasion—much less a venue—in when a conspiracy to “interfere” with the November election could be hatched.”
Read Full Story At Allen B. West
Mike Pence demands AP apologize for publishing, refusing to take down story showing his wife’s email address
Mar 4, 2017 By
Vice President Mike Pence is demanding the Associated Press apologize for publishing and then refusing to take down a story with the email address of Karen Pence.
“When we requested they take it down, they refused. The @AP owes my wife an apology,” Pence tweeted Saturday, along with a copy of a letter to the news outlet from Mark Paoletta, counsel to the vice president.
In a Friday story, the Associated Press published Pence’s active private email address to millions of its readers. In turn, Paoletta said, Mrs. Pence was subjected to “vitriolic and malicious emails and raised serious security concerns.”
Radio host Mark Levin used his Thursday evening show tooutline the known steps taken by President Barack Obama’s administration in its last months to undermine Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and, later, his new administration.
Levin called Obama’s effort “police state” tactics, and suggested that Obama’s actions, rather than conspiracy theories about alleged Russian interference in the presidential election to help Trump, should be the target of congressional investigation.
Drawing on sources including the New York Times and the Washington Post, Levin described the case against Obama so far, based on what is already publicly known. The following is an expanded version of that case, including events that Levin did not mention specifically but are important to the overall timeline.
1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.
2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.
3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.
4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.
5. January 2017: Buzzfeed/CNN dossier. Buzzfeed releases, and CNN reports, a supposed intelligence “dossier” compiled by a foreign former spy. It purports to show continuous contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, and says that the Russians have compromising information about Trump. None of the allegations can be verified and some are proven false. Several media outlets claim that they had been aware of the dossier for months and that it had been circulating in Washington.
6. January: Obama expands NSA sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.
7. January: Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties. Other news outlets also report the exisentence of “a multiagency working group to coordinate investigations across the government,” though it is unclear how they found out, since the investigations would have been secret and involved classified information.
8. February: Mike Flynn scandal. Reports emerge that the FBI intercepted a conversation in 2016 between future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — then a private citizen — and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The intercept supposedly was part of routine spying on the ambassador, not monitoring of the Trump campaign. The FBI transcripts reportedly show the two discussing Obama’s newly-imposed sanctions on Russia, though Flynn earlier denied discussing them. Sally Yates, whom Trump would later fire as acting Attorney General for insubordination, is involved in the investigation. In the end, Flynn resigns over having misled Vice President Mike Pence (perhaps inadvertently) about the content of the conversation.
9. February: Times claims extensive Russian contacts. The New York Times cites “four current and former American officials” in reporting that the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials. The Trump campaign denies the claims — and the Times admits that there is “no evidence” of coordination between the campaign and the Russians. The White House and some congressional Republicans begin to raise questions about illegal intelligence leaks.
10. March: the Washington Post targets Jeff Sessions. The Washington Postreports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact twice with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — once at a Heritage Foundation event and once at a meeting in Sessions’s Senate office. The Post suggests that the two meetings contradict Sessions’s testimony at his confirmation hearings that he had no contacts with the Russians, though in context (not presented by the Post) it was clear he meant in his capacity as a campaign surrogate, and that he was responding to claims in the “dossier” of ongoing contacts. The New York Times, in covering the story, adds that the Obama White House “rushed to preserve” intelligence related to alleged Russian links with the Trump campaign. By “preserve” it really means “disseminate”: officials spread evidence throughout other government agencies “to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” and perhaps the media as well.
In summary: the Obama administration sought, and eventually obtained, authorization to eavesdrop on the Trump campaign; continued monitoring the Trump team even when no evidence of wrongdoing was found; then relaxed the NSA rules to allow evidence to be shared widely within the government, virtually ensuring that the information, including the conversations of private citizens, would be leaked to the media.
Levin called the effort a “silent coup” by the Obama administration and demanded that it be investigated.
In addition, Levin castigated Republicans in Congress for focusing their attention on Trump and Attorney General Sessions rather than Obama.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named one of the “most influential” people in news media in 2016. His new book, How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.