No Obstruction! No Collusion! Exonerated!

Closing Thought–26Apr19

We have heard this mantra from Trump since the Mueller Report was released and the Trump crony AG Barr went before the nation and started the mantra.

A report from FOX News paints a different picture than the pitiful narrative the president is trying to make a fact…..

Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano argued Thursday that special counsel Robert Mueller‘s report contains “at least a half-dozen” instances of President Trump committing obstruction of justice. 

“Mueller laid out at least a half-dozen crimes of obstruction committed by Trump,” Napolitano writes in a Fox News op-ed, before listing off the various examples that he considers to be obstruction of justice.

Napolitano, among other things, argues that Trump obstructed justice by ordering former White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Mueller, and to then lie to the media about the request. McGahn ultimately refused to follow through on Trump’s order, according to Mueller’s report.

https://thehill.com/homenews/media/440663-fox-news-legal-analyst-mueller-report-shows-trump-obstructed-justice-at-least

Let me emphasize that Napolitano is a legal analyst for FOX News

I think that answers any question anyone may have about the report.

Yep! Biden’s In!

The MSM is just plain giddy with the news that Biden will run in 2020. They are making it a battle for the DNC…..they are making the centrists candidates the candidates of choice…..the voter is noot driving this right now….it is the media that is pushing the candidates….Biden, Pete and Beto…..women are not that important to them right now.

The MSM wants the Dems to shoot their own in this election…..

Joe Biden is finally, officially getting into the race. If you want to get a sense of how threatened other presidential aspirants feel about this, consider their own decisions. Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton joined the race this week, just a couple of weeks after his House colleagues Eric Swalwell (California) and Tim Ryan (Ohio) did the same. Beto O’Rourke, Jay Inslee, and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper entered in March, joining Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Cory Booker. Michael Bennet, Bill de Blasio, Steve Bullock, and Stacey Abrams are still weighing their options, so let’s safely say at least two out of four of them will go for it.

The story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary so far has been the historic size of the field, which will end up in the mid-20s before all is said and done. And the size of the field is, in large part, a reflection of how Democratic politicians view Joe Biden: as a paper tiger, whose fall will make the nomination anyone’s for the taking.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/04/joe-biden-2020-democrats.html

DO NOT let the media pick your candidate!

This is an interactive look at most of the candidates…….please use it to pick your favorite…….

The Iowa caucuses are less than a year away, which means those planning to join what promises to be a crowded field of 2020 presidential candidates are beginning to formally announce their candidacies.

The field has grown to 20 Democrats with former Vice President Joe Biden’s announcement on Thursday morning, and others could still join the field. 

And there is still a chance of a third-party challenge from former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

Here’s a breakdown of the people who have officially announced their candidacies so far.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2019/03/23/election-2020-who-candidates-president/3210287002/

This election like ALL elections is very important…….do you want more of the same or do you prefer another approach to government?

Learn the issues …..learn the candidates……do some goddamn reading!

Learn Stuff!

When Is It Terrorism?

Let me ask…..if the FBI arrested a guy named Ali with lots of weapons and a manifesto to kill politicians and media personalities would and should he be charged with terrorism?

If your answer is yes then I say rightly so…….

Then why was this d/bag not a terorist?

A federal magistrate has agreed to the pre-trial release of a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of being a domestic terrorist, the AP reports. US Magistrate Judge Paul Day noted on Thursday that 50-year-old Christopher Hasson hasn’t been charged with any terrorism related offenses. Hasson was arrested Feb. 15 and is awaiting trial on firearms and drug charges. Prosecutors say he created a hit list of prominent Democrats, two Supreme Court justices, network TV journalists, and social media company executives. Day says he still has “grave concerns” about Hasson based on information prosecutors have presented. The magistrate says Hasson is “going to have to have a whole lot of supervision.” Day planned to order home confinement and electronic monitoring for Hasson. It’s not clear where Hasson will be confined or when he’ll be released. (Hasson reportedly once wrote that he was “dreaming of a way to kill every last person on earth.”)

Why is this person not sent to Gitmo and held with the rest of the terrorists that wanted to do harm to this country?

Once again a domestic terrorist gets the “benefit of the doubt”……somehting not many others get to claim……

Does that mean a white dude that wants to kill our political leaders and media personalities is not a terrorist….but a guy named Ali with the same intentions is a terrorists.

Can we call this situation an example of “white privilege”?

It Is Not Regime Change

Is this post about Venezuela? Nope it is Iran that is in process of a plan for regime change.

When the United States considered labeling the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization in 2017, then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security advisor H.R. McMaster were still with the Trump White House. In their places now are Iran hawks Mike Pompeo and John Bolton. The White House’s national security team is, therefore, more heavily in favor of taking a more aggressive stance toward the Islamic republic. With the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, no influential voices remain to back a moderate course of action. Neither the Pentagon nor the CIA support applying the terrorism label to the IRGC, but their sway is less than it once was. There is now a higher probability that the United States will follow through with the designation. If the State Department does indeed label the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization, it would mark the first time in U.S. history that it would have singled out a branch of a foreign military for such treatment.

On the question of targeting Iranian allies, the United States could designate several Iran-trained militias operating as part of Iraq’s security architecture as terrorist groups under one of several laws. But the consequences of doing so could be high. Although those designations could fall short of provoking Iran to target U.S. personnel in the region, such a decision would stoke anti-U.S. sentiment in Iraq, where these groups have become more entrenched in recent years, and could inspire Iranian-backed popular mobilization units or other groups to lash out at U.S. military, diplomatic and economic targets in Iraq. It would also strengthen the push from Iran-allied politicians in the Iraqi parliament to amend or revoke Iraq’s agreement with the United States to maintain troops in the country. Enforcing such a designation would create a complex problem of monitoring compliance for U.S. and other Western companies given that many of the Iranian-backed militias also have political wings. Earlier this month, the United States designated the Iranian-trained Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba militia in Iraq a terrorist group in what could mark the initial phase of this strategy.

https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/03/27/the_key_to_countering_iran_114288.html

Sanctions are designed to force a solution out of Iran……a solution that could lead to a shooting conflict…….

Diplomacy is out of the question with the Trumpites……these war hawks will not be happy until the bullets fly……

Can Trump hold back these rebel rousers?

Speaking on Wednesday at The Asia Society, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says that he does not believe that President Trump wants a war in Iran, citing Trump’s promise “not to waste another $7 trillion” in the Middle East.

That said, Zarif said he believes that Trump aims to ‘bring us to our knees to talk,” while contrasting him with John Bolton and his “B team” who are angling for “regime change at the very least” in Iran.

Zarif linked Bolton to the Saudi crown prince, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Abu Dhabi crown prince, saying they are all looking for a pretext to convince Trump to take “crazy and adventurous” actions.

Zarif said this didn’t amount to a crisis yet, but that it was making the situation very dangerous, and that accidents could have unforeseen consequences for both sides.

(antiwar.com)

Bolton has wanted a war with Iran for 25 years…..and now he has a president’s ear….a president that is for all purposes ignorant on the situation…….

Who will win this tug of war?