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Friday, January 05, 2018

How the Russian dossier may lead to locking her up

Reading the transcript from the debate more than a year later, I realize it was America's Margaret Dumont-Groucho Marx moment.

Hillary: "It's just a good thing that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country."

Trump: "Because you'd be in jail."



But it was serious business.

Deadly serious.

The Obama administration had allowed Hillary as secretary of State to ignore the emoluments clause of the Constitution as she accepted millions in bribes from foreign governments through her fake charity.

And the Obama administration failed to prosecute her for her many national security lapses -- instead helping her dispose of any incriminating evidence.

But after the election, President Trump could do nothing to finally bring justice to the most corrupt woman in the history of American politics.

Jailing a political opponent makes Americans queasy. It is unprecedented, no matter how warranted it may be.

However, the Russian dossier has given President Trump moral authority now to go after Hillary and her henchmen and handmaidens.

Many Americans now view the Mueller investigation as a witch hunt in which the special counsel loaded up his team with Hillary supporters.

The indictment of Paul Manafort for things unrelated to the Russian dossier was classic federal prosecution. The real target is Trump's family, so you indict people who will then cop a plea to testify against the target.

Manafort is not playing that.

He sued Mueller contending that Mueller has no authority to indict him for anything not related to the Russian dossier.

Manafort's move is classic Roy Cohn -- Trump's original lawyer back in the 1970s -- in which you challenge the federal government's authority.

Mueller is playing defense. He is not used to that. This could put him in jeopardy because he may not know how to prepare for such a battle.

Manafort also is setting the stage for a pardon, the argument being the charge was unrelated to the investigation.

The Russian dossier -- once hailed by Democrats -- may be their downfall.

From Paul Sperry:
Democrats have been quoting from the infamous anti-Trump “Steele dossier” as if it were gospel, but now that Hillary Clinton has been revealed as its paymaster and a Hillary-friendly FBI is under investigation for possibly launching the Trump-Russia “collusion” probe under its false pretenses, they are suddenly in full retreat from it.
Their credibility is in tatters along with the discredited document.
Rep. Adam Schiff, who’s led the Democrats’ “collusion” inquisition as vice chair of the House Intelligence Committee, fully embraced the dossier from the moment the panel kicked off a public hearing in March with then-FBI Director James Comey. The California Dem eagerly read into the record its unfounded criminal accusations against Trump campaign advisers.
Since then, Schiff has dramatically changed his tune to one of caution and even regret: “I certainly would have liked to know who paid for it earlier.”
The dossier came from Russian government officials. That is the only collusion with the Russians.

Perry, a columnist for the New York Post, ended his column:
Its shameless Democratic promoters got everyone lathered up over a false conspiracy theory, and now they’re realizing they overreached and are running for the exits, revising history, recasting narratives, covering their keisters.
They led the nation on a wild goose chase, and now they fear the reckoning.
Which is where Hillary comes in.

Having duped the nation with this partisan investigation, the Democratic Party has given the Trump administration moral authority to investigate the Democrats, who tried to turn opposition research by Fusion GPS into a James Bond novel with Trump as Goldfinger.

Congress is following the money.

From the Daily Caller:
A federal judge has ruled against Fusion GPS in the Trump dossier firm’s quest to block the release of its bank records to the House Intelligence Committee.
Judge Richard Leon shot down all four of Fusion’s arguments against the release of 70 records of transactions involving some of its clients as well as journalists and researchers it has paid since Sept. 2015.
Fusion sued its bank, TD Bank, in October, to prevent it from complying with a subpoena issued by the House Intelligence Committee, which has been looking into Fusion’s role in putting together the dossier.
Which led to this today from Bloomberg:
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley asked the Justice Department Friday to investigate whether the author of a salacious dossier on Donald Trump made false statements to federal investigators.
Grassley and fellow Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina took the unusual step of asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate the report’s author, former British spy Christopher Steele.
“As I would with any credible evidence of a crime unearthed in the course of our investigations, I feel obliged to pass that information along to the Justice Department for appropriate review,” Grassley said. “Maybe there is some innocent explanation for the inconsistencies we have seen, but it seems unlikely. In any event, it’s up to the Justice Department to figure that out.”
Graham said that he wants a special counsel to review how Steele conducted himself in distributing information contained in the dossier and how the Justice Department used it. The senators’ concerns in this case center around Steele’s answers about the distribution of details from the dossier.
"The rule of law depends on the government and all who work on its behalf playing by the rules themselves. I hope the Department of Justice will carefully review our letter and take appropriate action,” Graham said.
The hunter becomes the hunted.

And the Justice Department is getting off the dime on Hillary.

From Fox News:
The Justice Department has launched a new investigation into allegations the Clinton Foundation used "pay to play" politics while Hillary Clinton was U.S. secretary of state, Fox News has confirmed.
A source familiar with the investigation told Fox News late Thursday the investigation is being led by the U.S. Attorney’s office and the FBI in Little Rock, Ark.
Fox News also has learned investigators are looking into whether the Clinton Foundation violated tax law. Accusers of "pay to play" have claimed the foundation promised favors in exchange for donations or pledges of cash or gifts.
The Hill, which broke the story Thursday evening, added that FBI agents have taken the lead in the investigation and have interviewed at least one witness in the last month.
None of this would have been possible had the Democratic Party not tried to tie President Trump's hands with a fake investigation by a pack of swamp critters with Ivy League degrees and impeccable credentials.

"You'd be in jail"?

Try, you'll be in jail.

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23 comments:

  1. Actually, they are calling the FBI/DOJ's bluff. What they told the Congressional committees is different from what Mr. Steele has said. Someone is lying. I wonder who? - Elric

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  2. The Clintons have had the indictable nature smoke in the past. Putting her in orange is unlikely. I like Elric's question.

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  3. Never going to happen, though perhaps a few minions will plea bargain for a suspended sentence.

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  4. Answer: Napoleon, Hitler, Mueller.

    Question: Name three people who were foolish enough to believe a dossier on Russia that told them they could win.

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    1. Shades of Karnak the Magnificent. May a diseased Yak soil Hillary Clinton's chardonnay.

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  5. The Clinton's are a murderous bunch...."Arkancide", right? But, I can't see her being prosecuted. She knows way too much....and will betray everyone. So, a explainable death is in order. A fatal blood clot.... something. And, fairly quickly. What happens when it gets out about Haitian pedophilia....and much, much worse? You see, there's reason to believe the talk about Satanic rituals. Does that seem to be far fetched? Knowing of her craven ambition....there doesn't seem to be a limit.

    Personally, I believe her days are numbered. Treason is the least of her crimes. A filthy Russian dossier.....child's play.

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  6. What is that line? "The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceeding fine."

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  7. We're tired of the referee not seeing that the bad-guy tag team has both wrestlers in the ring pounding on one good guy wrestler, while the other good guy is being restrained by the ref.

    This audience has been seeing the ref's blindness for too long and we're tired of it.

    Lock her up.

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    1. She'll slip and fall in the shower.....with a little help. Live by the sword....there's zero chance of any prison time for Clinton.

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    2. The democrats call those kinds of accidents "getting Vince Fostered."

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  8. My feeling is that Trump, understanding this matter thoroughly, chose to, instead of shutting it down, give them enough rope to hang themselves. It looks now like the gallows could be as high as Everest.

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    1. My thought, too -- and possibly a promise to "consider a pardon, if Hillary is tried and convicted of gross negligence, considering her health..." (consider is not a promise to do it).

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  9. Camille Paglia initially despised Trump when he ran. Somewhere around the Spring of 2016 she wrote a column and apologized to him once she realized where he was coming from.

    She pointed out that candidate Trump reminded her so much of the Marx Brothers, thumbing their noses at the establishment. She got it! She also began to refer to the new age media feminists and female comics as "Yentas". Ms.Paglia was raised in a mixed Italian-Jewish neighborhood and learned the term which was used to refer to nosy women sitting in the beauty parlor and/or playing cards, gossiping about people that they had no first hand knowledge of.

    In his later years, Grucho said that the amazing thing about Margaret Dumont was that she never understood the jokes, which made her reactions priceless - so they hired her constantly. Unlike Hillary, she was lovable and not dangerous.

    - Ken

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  10. Manafort’s lawsuit will be as effective as the Fire and Fury cease and desist order. Good luck

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  11. I kept asking myself why the left was so strident about the Mueller investigation when it seemed like we were learning tons more about the dirt the democrats were dealing than anything remotely close to collusion, or anything else, on President Trump's part. Their persistence on dredging all this crap up is so stupid it sounds like something the Republicans would typically do to shoot themselves in the foot.

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  12. if hillary does not go down
    trump will not be re-elected

    as simple as that

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  13. My thoughts on this are even more dire than Anonymous': If Hillary does not go down, Trump and his family will be completely destroyed!

    This is do or die, and I don't believe for one minute that Trump is going to just give up and let them come back and get him or his family.

    Case in point: Look how hard he has hit back at Wolff and Bannon.

    Laura

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    1. I agree, Laura. When you have a tiger by the tail, the most dangerous thing you can do is let go.

      President Trump is going to ride that tiger, he's not going to let go!

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  14. Who's represent Fusion GPS?
    Same or different from Clinton lawyer firm?

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  15. Hey now, wait a minute. Margaret Dumont was a good actress and she worked hard at being a good foil for the Marx Brothers. Prided herself on it, in fact.
    Hillary Clinton, on her best day, might aspire to shine Margaret Dumont's shoes.

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