Believe it or not…

… I want the Democrat party to be healthy.  Hopefully it’s come across clearly to anyone who has read this blog over the years that I’m by no means a Republican and that’s not just because they’re a fundamentally corrupt party.  Not to the degree of corruption that currently engulfs the Democrat party, but corrupt nonetheless.  Socially speaking, I really don’t care what anyone does as long as they’re not hurting someone else.  I suppose “classical liberal” is the best label for me, although I dislike labels.

But my desire for a healthy Democrat party is less about what I believe and more about the good of the country.  Two voices aren’t enough but two is better than one.  There needs to be honest dialogue and honest conflict as long as that conflict is engaged with words.  That dialogue is difficult enough when the majority of both party members are either bought or leveraged by the same groups.  Even more difficult when there is a rot consuming the Democrats.  One major part of that rot is Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Despite her electoral failures, despite an FBI Director admitting that she engaged in multiple felonies (before letting her off due to lack of perceived “intent”), despite returning an entire country to the 3rd world (Libya), and despite many, many heinous crimes that are whispered about in D.C. but may never become part of the public consciousness, she is still a kingmaker.

I don’t think very highly of Kamala Harris.  Frankly, I’ve seen very little to support the legend of her amazing intellect.  When faced with a challenge, she tends to shy away rather than see it as an opportunity.  One such failure was very recent.  She’s also very willing to leverage the current social climate by feigning outrage at being interrupted during her grilling of Jeff Sessions.  Never mind the fact that it was her who wouldn’t allow anyone to finish their answer.  But despite my criticism, she is a new voice on the national scene which is usually a good thing and the DNC has high hopes for her.   I have little doubt that at least some in the “establishment” see her as the challenger to President Trump in 2020.

And despite the dark stain that Hillary Clinton has left on American politics, or perhaps because of it, Kamala Harris had to travel to the Hamptons this weekend and kiss the ring.

2020 Watch: Dems’ ‘Rising Star’ Sen. Kamala Harris Meeting With Hillary Clinton’s Inner Circle in The Hamptons

And a rising star is poisoned by the toxic Hillary Clinton.  Given Harris’ unabashed support for Clinton in the past, this is likely a willing poisoning.  Regardless, until Democrats and Progressives recognize that they will never have a healthy voice in American politics again until they clean up the DNC and fully insulate themselves from Hillary Clinton.  Donald Trump is not your problem.  The people running your party are your problem and one of two things will happen unless Democrats and Progressives force a cleanup of the DNC:

  1. The Democrat party will be reduced to a full time minority party for a generation.
  2. Worse, the Democrats manage to get a NeoLiberal (the only kind of politician you’ll see the DNC nominate) into the White House and the country continues on the road it was on before, a steady path to destruction.

Clean up your own house first.  Then worry about the one in D.C.

Straining credulity..

This story appeared on Thursday and it deserves some discussion:

Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show – Chicago Tribune

Initially, I didn’t post about this because I didn’t want to reflexively “go there”.  The trail of bodies behind the Clintons rivals that of any George R. R. Martin book.  Of course, that’s where my mind immediately went and it seemed silly to follow my impulses.  I figured this HAS to be a coincidence.  But now after digesting the article for a while and applying some critical thinking, I believe this death deserves some serious scrutiny.

Items that stand out:

-The police chief listed on the report regarding Smith’s death that the circumstances were “unusual”.  This is completely dismissed in every article I’ve seen and in fact, the articles go out of their way to imply that this is not unusual.  I’m inclined to believe the police chief who, you know, actually investigated the death at the scene.

-Peter Smith’s suicide note allegedly stated that he was killing himself due to a bad health report he just received at the Mayo clinic in Rochester (He was also in town to do research on Hillary’s emails).  He also stated that he was killing himself now because a “life insurance policy was about to run out”.  A whole bunch of issues here:

a) It’s exceedingly rare for a life insurance policy to pay out in the event of suicide.  Smith was a highly intelligent man, he MUST have known this.

b) Who would it pay out to?  There’s a reference to family in the updated version of the article, but no word on whether they’re alive.

c) What was he being treated for?  What illness caused him to go to the Mayo?  In the updated version of the article, there’s a vague reference to a possible heart condition but nothing aside from that.

d) He was ill enough to go through with suicide but was well enough to travel around the country, doing on the ground research?

-Smith told a worker at the hotel he was staying at that “tomorrow was his last day”.  This is being used as “evidence” that Smith planned to kill himself.  Wouldn’t it be far more logical to assume that he meant that he was checking out tomorrow?

-By Friday, the body had already been cremated.

There’s another very, very important item to consider.  This man was, by all accounts, extremely driven.  Up until the day of his alleged suicide, he was posting blog entries about the Trump Administration (he posted two the day of his “suicide”) and even had an interview with the Wall Street Journal that morning.  People don’t just kill themselves when they’re in the middle of a passion project.  They want to see it through to the end.

Another item.  Read the article and then contrast this with Chris Cornell’s recent death.  Within two days, we knew everything about Chris’ suicide.  We know almost nothing here.

Perhaps this really is a suicide.  Perhaps the impression the article is trying to give to the reader winds up being the correct one.  But so far, this doesn’t pass the smell test.  There are a number of inconsistencies and holes that make no sense.

And only one day later, this happens:  Haitian official who was set to testify next Tuesday before the Haitian government on Clinton Foundation corruption commits suicide.

Klaus Eberwein, a former Haitian government official, was found dead Tuesday in a South Dade motel room in what the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office is ruling a suicide.

“He shot himself in the head,” said Veronica Lamar, Miami-Dade medical examiner records supervisor. She listed his time of death at 12:19 p.m.

“It’s really shocking,” said Muncheez’s owner Gilbert Bailly. “We grew up together; he was like family.”

Bailly said he last spoke to Eberwein, 50, two weeks ago and he was in good spirits. They were working on opening a Muncheez restaurant in Sunrise, he said.

During and after his government tenure, Eberwein faced allegations of fraud and corruption on how the agency he headed administered funds. Among the issues was FAES’ oversight of shoddy construction of several schools built after Haiti’s devastating Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake.

Eberwein was scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Haitian Senate’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, the head of the commission, Sen. Evalière Beauplan confirmed. The commission is investigating the management of PetroCaribe funds, the money Haiti receives from Venezuela’s discounted oil program.

I’m really not sure what else to say about this.  No pithy or smart ass remarks.  This is just horrifying if it is what it looks like.

 

Two steps forward, one step back. And an illuminating moment.

Democrats fail to block Trump border wall in defense bill – Washington Examiner

House Democrats tried but failed Friday to block spending on President Trump’s proposed border wall under the annual defense bill.

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., pressed for a House floor vote that would have added a prohibition on any Pentagon spending to build the wall. She did so at the end of debate on the National Defense Authorization Act, and her move was a protest against the House GOP decision to strip language out of that bill that would have prevented the NDAA from authorizing work on the border wall.

“The only way this body can guarantee that Trump cannot use Department of Defense funds to construct the border wall is to put that prohibition in the bill explicitly,” Grisham said on the floor.

But Republicans thwarted the move, and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, received a standing ovation for his opposition speech that said the House needs to quickly approve the fiscal 2018 defense authorization bill. The NDAA was passed by the chamber moments later, in a vote that saw most Democrats support it.

Lots to parse here.

Two steps forward: Democrats failing to block funding for The Wall in the defense bill.

Step back:  The Unconstitutional NDAA passes again.

Illuminating moment: The renewal of the NDAA had bi-partisan support.

It’s not Democrats vs. Republicans, it’s the Establishment/Deep State puppets VS.  Americans.  The establishment Dems and Republicans always work together when they think nobody is looking or that the public doesn’t understand the bill in question.  Every time.

Sebastian Gorka…

..is a fucking badass.  Seb is a member of the national security advisory staff and I’m guessing his IQ is somewhere between 500-1000.  Crazy smart, cool under pressure and ruthless when presented with a little CIA puppet like Anderson Cooper:

Bonus points:  He mentions the Ukraine’s actual meddling in our election on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

And the cards are finally laid out on the table..

All the Russian/Trump hysteria serves two purposes.  One is obvious, the removal of an independent President who is aligned in direct opposition to the Deep State.  But reason #2 is that the Deep State really, really….really wants a war with Russia to continue the debt/warfare economic model and little Deep State minions like John McCain and top Clinton ally, Paul Begala can’t wait for the bullets to start flying:

It Begins… Top Hillary Ally Says Trump Should Consider Bombing Russia – Gateway Pundit

Paul Begala: We should be debating how many sanctions we should place on Russia, or whether we should blow up the KGB or GRU. We should be retaliating massively.

This is what the maniac puppets in Congress want in order to please their masters.  It’s why Barack Obama spent over half of his last term quietly antagonizing Russia at every turn.

It all falls apart…

Co-Founder Of Trump-Russia Dossier Firm Cancels Testimony While Lynch Claims Ignorance – ZeroHedge

The ongoing efforts to bring down Donald Trump are unraveling at an accelerating pace…

After it was revealed that Rob Goldstone – the man who arranged the now infamous Trump Jr. “setup” with a shady Russian attorney, is associated with Fusion GPS – the firm behind the largely discredited 35 page Trump-Russia dossier, the co-founder of Fusion GPS abruptly canceled his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week to testify in the ongoing probe into Russian influence in the 2016 election, according to Politico.

The committee announced Wednesday that Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS was scheduled to voluntarily appear on July 19.

During the 2016 US election, Simpson’s firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele to produce the 35 page dossier, accusing then-candidate Donald Trump of all sorts of salacious dealings with Russians. When Steele couldn’t verify it’s claims, the FBI refused to pay him $50,000 for the report – which didn’t stop John McCain from hand-delivering it to former FBI director James Comey, or the Obama Administration from using it to start spying on Trump associate Carter Page.

That’s two attempts to take down President Trump involving Fusion GPS.

Attorney General, Jeff Sessions:  This timid bullshit needs to end.  These motherfuckers need to start being charged with crimes because if you don’t manage to sack up and do your fucking job, this is the kind of shit that’s going to go on for the next three years.  There must be a price to pay for lying and committing treason.  Get the fuck off of your ass, Jeff.

REALATED: Fusion GPS Founder – Behind Phony Trump Dossier – Cancels Testimony Before Congress Next Week – Gateway Pundit

And on a related note, isn’t there supposed to be, you know, consequences for refusing to testify to a Congressional Committee when summoned?  The Republicans in Congress never seem to be willing to use that leverage once Trump took office.  How has Loretta Lynch not been summoned to testify for multiple reasons?  It’s almost as if *gasp* the Republicans in Congress are on the same side as the Democrats.

 

A big story…

I’m going to try to keep it as short as I can.  But it’s big, complicated, insidious and crucially important that as many people as possible understand it.

Donald Trump Jr. has enormous exposure on Twitter.  He has millions of followers but his tweets extend far beyond just those followers.  Twitter uses a metric that tracks the number of people that are seeing your tweet, whether as a follower or as a retweet by one of your followers as well as interactions such as liking the tweet and commenting on the tweet.  It would not surprise me if by that measure, Donald Trump Jr. is the biggest, most influential user on Twitter.  He’s also a fierce advocate of his father.  So of course, he must be destroyed.

It’s fascinating to watch the bigotry of the Left in this country.  Right now we’re in an environment where a cloud of suspicion hangs over every Russian.  All of them exist to destroy our pretend democracy and every single one of them has ties to the Kremlin.  Imagine if we substituted…. well, literally any other group with Russians.  Could you imagine the outcry if we exchanged Russians for Jews in this hysteria meme?  But I digress.

It was brought to light that Donald Trump Jr. had a meeting with a Russian attorney who had promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton.  Apparently it is now a crime to do opposition research.  Seriously.  Do the people frothing at the mouth over this meeting actually believe that every single major campaign in this country doesn’t involve representatives from the candidate meeting with people who might have damaging information about their opponent?  Do these people genuinely believe that it’s somehow illegal to do opposition research?  I’m rarely surprised by the ability of Democrats in this country to froth at the mouth over whatever the FNM tells them to, but this strains credulity even for me.  Is a hard-hitting, 10 part investigative story on how Donald Trump is making your shoes fit too tight that far off?

But after a couple days of hysteria surrounding the meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and the Russian attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, things got much more interesting.

It turns out, she was in the United States under very unusual circumstances:   Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team – The Hill

Perhaps “extraordinary circumstances” is a better choice of words.   But let’s back up just a bit.  Back in 2012, a law was passed called the Magnitsky Act which applied sanctions to Russia for alleged human rights violations.  This has severely impacted several businesses in Russia and Russia has lobbied the U.S. Government hard to repeal it.   Five days before Vaselnitskaya was meeting with Donald Trump Jr., she was sitting in the front row of a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia policy.  How did she get there?  Well, despite not having a Visa, Loretta Lynch, Barack Obama’s Attorney General made the extraordinarily rare move of granting Vaselnitskaya a motion called “immigration parole”.  I cannot over-emphasize the rarity of this process.  It is almost never used except in the most unusual of circumstances.

Vaselnitskaya was here in the U.S. to lobby anyone and everyone she could in the Federal Government to repeal the Magnitsky act.   This was a KGB operation that was attempting to weaken support for the Magnitsky act so that hundreds of millions of dollars of Russian money would be unfrozen.  The question then is:  Why was she allowed in by Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch when they obviously knew why this Vaselnitskaya was here?  ZeroHedge is asking the exact same question:  Why was Russian Lawyer granted a special visa to enter America?

Well, here’s what happened folks:

Eight days after meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Vaselnitskaya was meeting with members of the Obama Administration.  She was even spotted at a “Never Trump” Rally.  And it was right at this time that Barack Obama went to the FISA court to surveil the Trump Campaign in Trump Tower so that he and the Clintons could know everything that was going on with their campaign.

And what rationale was used to obtain the warrant?  My guess is that it went something like:  “A member of Trump’s inner circle just met with a KGB agent under very suspicious circumstances just a few days ago in Trump Tower.”

Boom.

And this is why after two days of non-stop coverage of the name “Natalia Vaselnitskaya”, that name has now disappeared from Google’s news aggregator.  If this story starts being investigated, it blows up in the faces of Hillary Clinton, Loretta Lynch and Barack Fucking Obama.

Next post will address that motherfucking traitor, John McCain and his role in all of this.