Hey, Could Bill Barr Really be Going After These Rats?

You know there’s nothing more comforting for someone who’s been burned before than the cynical pose.  You can sit back and make fun of all the suckers and mugs who really believe that the game isn’t fixed.  Well, as I declared just a week ago or so I don’t think Bill Barr intends to prosecute any of the Deep State Cabalists that attacked the Trump presidency, not even the low-level losers like Strzok and Page.  So much time has gone by that I concluded he was just marking time and running out the clock in order to appear to be investigating the offense but really just protecting the status quo.

But it’s a funny thing.  The small progress that has resulted in the charges against General Flynn being tossed out of court has stirred up a hornet’s nest of outrage from all corner of the Swamp.  Even the capo di tutti capi of the Swamp, Barry Obama resurfaced to complain that freeing an innocent man was an unheard-of innovation that never could have happened in his day.  And his minions rallied more than 2,000 of the swamp creatures to sign off on a letter condemning Barr for daring to recognize an illegal FBI prosecution of Flynn and urging the judge to refuse to dismiss the case.  And the media has been flooded with articles about the flurry of activity by the Justice Department:

  • Declassified Evidence Undercuts Clapper’s Testimony to Congress
  • Durham Moving “Full-Throttle”
  • Trump Implies Obama Link on Flynn, Labels Controversy “Obamagate”
  • Ex-DOJ, FBI Officials Call on Barr to Resign for Dropping Flynn Charges
  • Clinton Camp Knew About Plan to Have Steele Brief Media on Dossier
  • Search for Answers in FBI’s Mishandling of Flynn Case
  • 13 Unanswered Questions About Dismissal of Flynn Case
  • Why Did Obama Tell the FBI to Hide Its Activities?

Could I be wrong about Barr?  Is there still hope he’ll get something done?  I’ll have to admit that the prospect of seeing the Cabal languishing in some super-max prison is so exciting that it almost makes me faint but I fear disappointment so much that I would do anything rather than go off that cliff again.  Let’s look over the prospects.  It’s possible that Barr will allow for the investigation to free the wrongly accused and even expose the Obama minions who persecuted them to censure in a report that details the false prosecutions.  He could do that without actually indicting a single soul.  This would be a kind of “trial in the papers” exercise.  And if done during the election cycle it could have a good effect on President Trump’s numbers.  That’s sort of what I was saying last week.  This is the weakest of the positive outcomes Barr could be working toward.

The next higher outcome is the scapegoat.  That is where DOJ latches onto a stooge like Strzok and blames the whole mess on him.  He’s painted as a rogue agent who exceeded his authority and in an excess of zeal committed crimes that no one else recognized.  And Strzok will be allowed to cop a plea where he’ll get a slap on the wrist and the whole thing will be buried in some bureaucratic teachable moment exercise.  This is also a not unlikely outcome.  Strzok probably won’t even lose his pension and he can write a book about what a hero he was for zealously guarding the country against Russians.

Beyond this are the really unlikely outcomes.  Even the lesser cases involve the indictment of characters like McCabe, Comey, Clapper and Brennan.  These men all lied under oath.  There are documents attesting to their complicity in illegal activities.  Dragging all of this out in public would reveal to the public a partisan and disloyal intelligence community working against a duly elected President of the United States and routinely using tactics that would seem more at home in the soviet KGB.  This exercise would have the maximum effect on the public and would reinforce the opinion that the Democrats, the Deep State and the Media conspired to lie to the American public about the whole Russia-gate scam.  Potentially such an investigation and the indictments could go up as high as Obama.  There is no limit to just how much dirt could be unearthed if rats like Comey think they might be going to prison and needed to turn state’s evidence.

And this latter outcome is the one I find so unlikely at this point.  The damage to the FBI and the CIA would be massive.  After they see how corrupt these agencies are the public may be willing to see them weakened or even eliminated.  But somebody like Barr is almost a father figure to the Department of Justice.  Helping to chloroform the FBI might seem like murdering his own kids.  And for that reason, I don’t think he’ll ever unleash a full investigation that puts the blame where it really belongs, at the top.  At best he’ll target Strzok or possibly McCabe.  But no higher.

Let’s assume I’m right.  But if Barr really does decide to expose the crooked prosecution of President Trump’s men it will still be enough justification for a far-reaching purge of the Justice Department and the other intelligence agencies and that will be a very useful change for the next four years.

So where does this leave me?  Well, really back where we started from.  I still don’t know that Barr is going to do much of anything.  Could all the noise we’re hearing just be a bunch of nothing?  Yes.  For all I know this is just the smokescreen that is supposed to convince us that something will happen.  I still think that’s the likeliest outcome.

But I do have to admit that Barr’s lieutenants have unearthed a lot of evidence to show that all of the usual suspects did an awful lot of lying around the time of the incoming administration.  That alone is a valuable result.  It shows that the Russia-gate scam was just that and the Cabal knew it all along.  Surely that makes Barr a little more useful than I gave him credit for last week.  Bill Barr, I guess I underestimated you at least a little bit.  We’ll soon see just how much.

The Latest Turn in the Michael Flynn Case

Well, I guess I might as well put in my two cents on General Flynn’s case.  With the release of the latest withheld notes between the various FBI and DOJ actors in this tragedy it is now obvious to anyone but the willfully blind that this was a takedown without any crime to justify it.

Strzok, McCabe and Comey engineered the prosecution as part of their strategy of undermining faith in the Trump administration and crippling its effectiveness by removing a competent man.  This was part of the whole Russian collusion myth.  Now every man on the street can read the details of how they did it.  The only question is what will be done to punish those who perpetrated it?

Will these criminals be allowed to walk away scot free?  Between this and the Mueller investigation, three years of the Trump presidency was bombarded with false innuendo by the hostile media and the various partisan deep state actors who leaked the fake news to the press.  These unelected tyrants hijacked our country and held hostage the workings of our government.  Strzok, McCabe and Comey should pay a heavy price. They need to go to jail.

And there are other parties that had a direct hand in this conspiracy.  John Brennan and James Clapper are up to their elbows in this thing.  Letting them walk away unscathed would be a travesty of justice.  With respect to the echelons above them, I assume they’ve insulated themselves and only a confession by Comey, Brennan or Clapper could shed light on higher level culpability.  I’ll leave that for later consideration if we ever see justice reach as far as the mid-level criminals.

Strzok, McCabe and Comey should go to prison.  But will they?  Six months ago, I would have said yes.  But it’s six months later and nothing has happened.  Barr made a lot of noise about spying and the inappropriate actions taken by the FBI.  He appointed Durham in May 2019, a year ago, to look into all aspects of the Russian collusion scam.  And what has happened?  As far as I can tell, nothing.  My belief is that Barr and Durham are collecting evidence and waiting to see who wins the 2020 election.  If Trump wins maybe they’ll slap a few wrists and publish a report about how to stop such atrocious things from ever happening again.  If the Dems win, they’ll publish a report saying that everything was done by the book and the system works beautifully.

I had thought that I was as cynical as it was possible to be.  I was wrong.  I now believe that the deep state is basically immune to reform.  Barr is an insider.  He has done nothing and that is all he intends to do.  It will take an outsider who tears it down with a wrecking ball to make it change.  I only hope that when President Trump is re-elected that he appoints a new attorney general whose background is in the military and this man demolishes the alphabet bureaus from the top down and rebuilds them with honest men.  But that is probably a fantasy that will never be realized.

Understand, I would like nothing better than to be proven completely wrong about Barr’s intentions.  If I looked at the news tomorrow morning and it had a photo of Comey being frog-marched out of his house in his pajamas at 3 a.m. I would be the happiest man in the world.  Hearing that Peter Strzok was turning state’s evidence and had implicated his boss McCabe in treason would make me giddy with delight.  But with every passing day I think it’s more and more clear that President Trump is the only honest man in Washington.  And because he is, I guess that the only honorable treatment that General Flynn will experience in this whole travesty is a pardon from the President when everyone else fails to serve justice.

President Trump Kicks Jessie Liu to the Curb

More fallout from the Roger Stone set-up.

https://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/president-trump-starts-to-drain-the-swamp-yanks-liu/

Jessie Liu, as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, oversaw the prosecutors that railroaded Roger Stone.  She was up for a post in the Treasury Department but now, not so much.  Good.  Finally vindictiveness is being put to good use.

Now just do this one hundred thousand more times.

The Next Five Years

So, I’ve already assumed the President will be re-elected.  The freak show that the Democrats have assembled for candidates is unmistakably a sort of bad joke they are playing on their constituency.  Questions still need to be answered as to whether the Republicans can take back the House and what will be their majority in the Senate.  And of course, these will have an impact on how the President will govern.  With a majority in Congress he could enact legislation that would enshrine into law some of the things we want to see.  But even without the Senate it’s interesting to consider what the agenda will be.  Let me try.

  1. Most useful would be to redouble the efforts to seal off the southern border with Mexico with a physical wall. This is the reason the president was elected and maximum effort should be made to realize this goal.
  2. Much more effort needs to be made in deporting illegal aliens wherever they can be found.  This is especially true of all dangerous criminals.  To this end the Mexican drug gangs need to be disrupted and kicked out of the country as soon as possible.  And even non-violent immigrants cause financial harm to the country.  To this end the recent Supreme Court decision allowing the federal government to block green card access to any immigrants who are receiving government support benefits is a useful tool.  Those coming here to live off our government programs need to be stopped.
  3. The President needs to rein in the Silicon Valley thought police. Facebook, Twitter, PayPal, Amazon and most of the other internet gatekeepers need to be brought to heel or broken up.  These monopolists use their positions to disadvantage and silence the Right wherever and whenever they can.  This is a high priority for the President’s constituency.
  4. The President has got to get William Barr to drain the swamp. If he is unwilling to take on Comey and Brennan and Clapper then he should step aside and let someone else get it done.
  5. The President needs to move the swamp out of Washington D.C. and cut back its size well below current levels.  That would have the added benefit of possibly flipping Virginia back into the red state column.
  6. If the President gets a Republican Congress then he should request legislation to:
    • Further reward corporations for employing Americans and punish ones that move their operations overseas.
    • Rescind the Patriot Act
    • Lower the legal immigration quota to a fraction of its present value

But the most important thing President Trump’s administration can do is advocate for the re-litigation of all the unconstitutional affirmative action laws and judicial decisions that we have been afflicted with for the last fifty years.  The Solicitor General has as his responsibility to push forward to the Supreme Court’s attention, cases that revolve around unconstitutional conditions.  In my view, nothing could be more unconstitutional than the inequality at the heart of the various racial and sexual preference legislations that have been imposed on the country in the name of equality.  The last time these programs were litigated in front of the Supreme Court it was admitted that these were unconstitutional laws but the Court stated that the remedy they were meant to provide had not yet been achieved.  Well, considering how much time has now passed it seems high time another review takes place.  Hopefully once President Trump replaces Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we’ll be safe from John Roberts meddling with constitutional issues on the basis of his delicate feelings.

So, that’s quite an ambitious agenda.  If even half of these things are accomplished it would be a revelation for our side to see.  The important thing to remember is that an agenda is a checklist and needs to be hammered away at until it’s finished.  If politicians are shown to shy away from providing effective support for a goal but instead provide excuses for why it can’t be done then you know it’s time to find a better representative for your agenda.  The Bushes were the classic case of politicians who gave lip service to being conservatives but failed to support a single conservative goal.  This needs to be remembered after President Trump’s second term ends.  We’ll have to ask ourselves whether Mike Pence is up to the job he’ll be called on to perform.  A fearless and effective leader has now been shown to be the key to getting stuff done.

I’ll send this list into the President.  I know he’s busy right now but hopefully he’ll have some time after the State of the Union Address to chat with an important and influential thought leader such as myself.  I’ll let you know what he has to say when he calls me back.

Why the U.S. Security Establishment Can’t Stand Trump by Steve Cortes

Real Clear Politics has an excellent article that lays out how and why the Security Agencies have attempted to prevent President Trump from wresting control of the United States from their control.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/01/25/why_the_us_security_establishment_cant_stand_trump.html

He lays out the steps methodically and clearly.  Reading just how treasonous these swamp dwellers are I fervently hope that President Trump succeeds in sends all of the ringleaders to prison for several decades.  They truly are despicable.

FISA Court Veteran Opines on the IG ‘s Report

Francey Hakes, a former assistant U.S. attorney weighs in on the seriousness and the likelihood that abuse of power was involved in the FISA warrants used against the Trump campaign figures.  She has experience with the process having herself appeared before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court during her career, presenting applications for counterterrorism and counterespionage warrants on a special detail to the Department of Justice Office of Intelligence Policy and Review.

Take a look.

Sara Carter Claims that Horowitz’s Report is Coming Out Before Thanksgiving

Not only that but it will recommend indictments including of James Comey.  And it includes exculpatory evidence that was withheld from Carter Page.

https://saraacarter.com/horowitz-report-will-be-damning-criminal-referrals-likely/

Well, if she’s right I only have to wait at most two weeks to drown in an ocean of schadenfreude.  She better be right or I’ll report her to the BBB (Better Blogging Bureau).

Read the article.  She has quotes of insiders who speculate how something like this will undercut Schiff and Pelosi in their use of Deep State informants as supposedly non-partisan witnesses.

 

 

DiGenova and Toensing Claim the IG’s Report Will be Explosive

Lou Dobbs interiews former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova and former Deputy Attorney General Victoria Toensing and they tell him that the IG’s report will reveal that high ranking DOJ figures submitted FISA applications that were based on information that they knew to be false.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/11/07/digenova_fisa_report_will_ruin_careers_people_are_going_to_be_indicted.html

Of course we’ve been waiting for this for years so it’s getting hard to believe it will ever appear but it’s interesting to hear insiders saying it.

 

 

Fox News Speculates on Durham Criminal Probe

I’ve linked to a Fox News post that quotes an “insider” as saying that Durham would not be switching to a criminal investigation if he did not already have targets that will definitely be indicted on criminal charges.  And he said that there must already be some cooperating witnesses to ensure that these indictment will be certain.

The implication is that this “insider” is former or current Justice Department personnel who speaks from experience.  Sounds reasonable.  Read it and see what you think.  Apparently some of the coup have already been contacted that they will be interviewed.  Brennan was one of those.

Schiff and Nadler are outraged that the Justice Department isn’t restricted to only Republican targets.   This is my favorite quote:

“The Department of Justice under AG Barr has lost its independence and become a vehicle for President Trump’s political revenge,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said in a joint statement after learning Durham’s probe had become a criminal inquiry. “If the Department of Justice may be used as a tool of political retribution or to help the President with a political narrative for the next election, the rule of law will suffer new and irreparable damage.”

Oh, the irony.