For the Record: Democrats Called For Last 4 GOP Presidents To be Impeached
Trump Presidency Takedown Effort Is Underway
May 24, 2017 by ROGER ARONOFF
Following President Donald Trump’s generally well-received speech in Saudi Arabia to an audience that included the heads of 55 Muslim-majority countries, the concern on the part of many in the media was whether or not this would relieve some of the pressure he is under back home. Bob Schieffer of CBS News acknowledged on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Trump sounded “presidential” during his speech. But even that was challenged by substitute host John Berman, who questioned whether Schieffer might somehow be “normalizing” President Trump.
Schieffer responded that that wasn’t his intention, but that he was just doing what a reporter does: “I’m not trying to normalize him in any way. I’m trying to do what reporters do…report and try to emphasize what I think was important here.”
But the specter of scandal was also present. Schieffer argued that Trump’s situation back home shared striking parallels with Watergate, during which then-President Richard Nixon was forced to resign from office. Part of that parallel was last week’s appointment of a special counsel, former FBI director Robert Mueller, to oversee the investigation within the Justice Department, coupled with the fact that Trump had recently fired FBI Director James Comey. The latter invited the comparison to Nixon’s firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Charles Blow of The New York Times senses “blood in the water,” and writes about what he sees as Trump’s “authoritarian desire for absolute control.”
The irony of the appointment of the special counsel is that the last time one was appointed, it was by then-deputy attorney general James Comey, the recently fired director of the FBI. He appointed his pal, Patrick Fitzgerald, who already knew the answer to the underlying impetus for the investigation. In that case, Fitzgerald knew that the person who leaked the name of Valerie Plame to Robert Novak was Richard Armitage. But Armitage was never prosecuted. Instead, they went after Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff Scooter Libby for trumped up perjury charges. That, I believe, was a travesty of justice. Libby should never have been prosecuted, nor found guilty.
Mueller already knows that, after nearly a year of investigations, no evidence has emerged of collusion between Trump, or his associates, and people connected to the Russian government. Were there meetings and conversations? Yes. But collusion to influence the outcome of the presidential election? Not according to former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, who has stated publicly that he has seen no such evidence. That is the same James Clapper who said he was speaking for the entire intelligence community when he concluded in a report released in January that the Russians had meddled in the election with the express purpose of helping to elect Trump as president.
Did Russia meddle in our election? Perhaps. But what exactly does that mean? They’ve been doing it for decades. Did President Obama meddle in Britain’s election on Brexit? Did he intervene in Israel’s election against the sitting prime minister? Yes, absolutely. So where was the special counsel for that?
As in the Libby case, we now move on to trying to catch someone in a perjury trap, or obstruction of justice. But having a special counsel appointed is the scalp that the left was looking for. This can keep a cloud over the Trump administration for its entire run. It certainly fuels the left’s obsession to continue to bring up impeachment and Watergate on a constant basis. In contrast, some argue that this is the best thing that could have happened to Trump, since it takes the investigation out of the headlines—but it is already being treated as a full-fledged scandal.
Back in January, after it was revealed that the FBI had picked up intercepts of conversations between the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, then-national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump, The Washington Post reported that the FBI had “not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government.”
Why not look into Hillary Clinton’s substantial business and financial ties to the Russians? We’ve done that, with the heavy lifting performed by Peter Schweizer, the author of Clinton Cash. The Clintons profited through high-price speeches and donations, as even The New York Times acknowledged, that came from the principals of the Canadian company Uranium One to the tune of more than $100 million dollars to their foundations, while Hillary’s State Department office was signing off on effectively giving Russia 20 percent of American uranium reserves. Clinton campaign manager John Podesta sat on the board of Joule Unlimited, which received $35 million in investments from Russia. And then there’s Skolkovo, Russia’s version of Silicon Valley. Again, money to the Clinton foundations from both Russian and American companies favored for the project. And the payoff? Hillary received nearly three million more votes than Trump. But she fell short on the votes that counted—the electoral votes.
And why wouldn’t the Russians want Hillary as president? The Obama/Hillary administration brought Russia back to power in the Middle East, handed Iraq to Iran, and freed a hundred plus billion dollars to Russian ally Iran in an unsigned disaster of a non-deal. Plus, all of her emails for four years as secretary of state sat unprotected on an unsecured, home-brew server, for anyone to hack. So where is the special counsel to look into that? When is a Republican-led Senate or House committee going to look into that collusion?
Following his firing by Trump, Comey had notes emerge in the pages of The New York Times claiming that Trump said something to him that the media have interpreted as obstruction of justice, based on the words Comey reportedly wrote down: “I hope you can let this go. He’s a good guy.” As recently as early this month, Comey said under oath before a Senate committee that he’d never been told to stop an investigation for a political reason, saying it “would be a very big deal. It’s not happened in my experience.” That was before he was fired.
Besides, as former federal prosecutor Andy McCarthy points out, based on the Obama precedent, in which he weighed in on an active FBI investigation into Hillary’s mishandling of classified material, Trump would certainly be off the hook.
Initially, Rod Rosenstein composed a memo which justified Comey’s firing based, in part, on his mishandling of the Hillary Clinton investigation into her use of a private email server. But Trump fueled the outrage towards him when he told NBC that he had decided to fire Comey anyway. “What I did is, I was going to fire Comey, my decision,” Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation. He made a recommendation. He’s highly respected…But regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.”
The injustice here, and the double standard, is that there was never a media frenzy like this during the Obama years, nor a special counsel appointed or even contemplated. Republicans wither and crumble in the face of media pressure, and the indignation of leftist Democrats and media types who were unconcerned about Obama’s scandalsand abuses of executive power.
Many people think that Trump will be gone soon, somehow, whether through impeachment or resignation. HBO’s Bill Maher made a bet last week on his show that Trump will be out of office by the end of the year. The climate of hate created by the left, including the media, clearly exceeds anything we’ve seen before towards any other president, and that is saying a lot.
Pence Betrays Trump,Commits Perjury and Joins the Deep State
May 24, 2017 by Dave Hodges
Mike Pence, as predicted on The Common Sense Show, has betrayed the President. The shocking story is contained in the following video.
Trump Strikes Back-The War Is On
May 24, 2017 by Dave Hodges
I have previously and correctly asserted that President Trump has lost control of his foreign policy. The state of affairs with regard to what is happening with North Korea, Syria, the Russian border with Eastern Europe and of course, Iran, are a testament to the belief. Can there be any question that that Deep State is in charge of major foreign policy initiatives?
The war between Deep State and the Trump administration just got heated.
Trump Strikes Back
Trump has taken a very big step in reclaiming control of the foreign policy powers he lost in the early days of his administration. His tour of the Middle East will prove to be a crowning jewel in his accomplishments. This tour also puts him in conflict with the Deep State that wants America to lose the next war. Remember, Deagel has predicted that America will suffer a 90% decline in population by 2024.
Trump has just started a nine-day, five country tour starting with Saudi Arabia. The Saudi mission is designed to solidify a 110 billion dollar arms agreement between the two nations. In exchange, the Saudi Arabian government is promising to curtail the forces inside of their country that contributes to ISIS.
What is most notable about this agreement with Saudi Arabia is that it forms a buffer to Russian military power in the Middle East Heretofore, it has only been Israel that has been a deterrent to Russian imperialism in the Middle East. This is a brilliant move by Trump and his team. It is also a good first step to get Middle East leaders to take responsibility for ISIS.
At the end of the day, Trump may not be able to take control of the N. Korea or Syrian situation, but he is very much taking control in the Middle East in a manner that will have ripple effects back to these two hot spots.
Trump has successfully answered the Deep State attacks in the media. Let the war begin.
I watched the President’s arrival in Saudi Arabia. What I was most struck by was the fact that the Saudi’s pulled out all the stops and displayed respect for Trump in a manner that never did Obama. What was most striking to me occurred on a social/cultural level. Both Trump’s wife and daughter were warmly greeted with American style handshakes. The two women were uncovered in the traditional Muslim sense. This is unprecedented and it shows a willingness that the Saudi’s want to reach a news level of understanding. with America.
The real test will come on Sunday when Trump addresses 65 Muslim leaders about Muslim’s responsibility toward the world community. The world should be awaiting this speech with eager anticipation as it could potentially change the tone of American-Middle East relations for a very long time.
One lasting effect of this visit to Saudi Arabia by President Trump is that Saudi Arabia is being elevated in importance over Iran and this is fundamentally why the Saudi’s are showing so much respect to Trump for whom they awarded their highest medal to.
Meanwhile Back At Home
The exhaust fumes had not even dissipated and the Deep State had surfaced four more allegations in an obvious attempt to damage the President’s credibility with Middle Eastern leaders.
Every more disturbing is the fact that Vice-President Pence’s true colors are surfacing. I said it when he was selected for the VP spot. Pence is a globalist and a selfish opportunist. This fact is now being born out as he has started a PAC in order that he may run for President in 2020. The name of the PAC is the Great America Committee.
This should not be surprising as Pence should have already publicly defended his boss in the media. When Pence went to Trump over Flynn’s lying to him, Trump did fire Flynn. Why isn’t Pence holding a press conference and stating as such. This would contradict the lies being told by Comey with regard to the obstruction of justice allegation.
Pence is Trump’s Achilles heel as is Kushner.
I have said it and I am going to say it again, Trump needs to purge his cabinet. He needs to administer lie-detector tests to determine who is talking to the NYT and WAPO, if anybody. If he finds a leaker, they need to prosecuted.
Further Trump needs a bold decisive move against someone prominent in the Deep State. The arrest and guilty plea of Anthony Weiner is the first step in getting him to turn state’s evidence against Clinton over the infamous emails. More to come here, I hope Weiner and Abedin have lots of bodyguards that cannot be bought off.
Guest post by Ryan at American Lookout:
While the lying mainstream makes it seem that Democrats are onto something with impeachment talk of President Trump, they fail to show that Democrats have called for the impeachment of GOP presidents in ‘81, ’83, ’84, ’91, ’04, ‘05, and ‘07.
Investors Business Daily reported:
The fact that some Democrats are already calling for the impeachment of President Trump is hardly news. What is news is the fact that even some ardent liberals are worried that reflexively jumping on the impeachment bandwagon is folly.
According to a list compiled by CNN, 27 Democrats have so far come out in favor of impeaching Trump. What they don’t provide is context. For 36 years, Democrats have routinely called for impeaching Republican presidents at the drop of a hat.
Here is a sampling:
On May 1, 1981, thousands of protesters marched in Washington to denounce President Reagan’s economic and social policies. The event was billed as ”Days of Resistance to Roll Back Reaganism.” (Sound familiar?) At the event, at least two speakers called for impeaching Reagan.
”Our purpose is to turn this country around,” one said. ”Getting rid of Reagan is the first step.”
In early 1983, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., said Reagan should be impeached “for incompetence.” Later that year, he called for impeaching Reagan over his military action in Grenada.
Jesse Jackson wanted Reagan impeached in 1984 for mining Nicaragua’s harbors. Texas Rep. Henry Gonzalez and six other Democrats introduced a resolution to impeach Reagan in 1987 over the Iran-Contra affair…
Read the rest here.
Democratic politicians know that President Trump is being very effective at implementing his campaign promises and they will do whatever is necessary to stop him. They do not care about America!
Hannity: The Russia collusion narrative is crumbling
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