Category Archives: 2016 presidential campaign

By The Book

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Susan Rice didn’t let the door hit her on the way out of the White House. Instead she sent herself an email.

It was time stamped 12:15 pm January 21 –  the day of President Trump’s inauguration. And her self-message recapped a January 5 meeting President Obama held with top staffers.

By the Book

In that meeting Obama instructed his staff on the transfer of information to the new administration. Or the non-transfer of information as National Review’s Andrew McCarthy suspects.

At any rate, Susan Rice let the record show that President Obama insisted it be done “by the book.”

Comey’s Response

comet's responseThe Devin Nunes memo released last Friday described an FBI application to the FISA court. The FBI was seeking permission to spy on Carter Page, a low level Trump advisor with Russian contacts. The application included the infamous Christoper Steele Trump dossier.

That would be the same dossier that former FBI Director Comey said contained “salacious and unverified” information. Not only that, the Clinton campaign funded the thing and possibly contributed information to it.

Comey’s Response

Comey’s response when he read the memo – That’s it?

Adam Schiff Leaks

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Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has prepared a four page memo. The memo is a summary of thousands of pages of information the FBI refused to turn over to the committee until  it was threatened with contempt of Congress. The committee is responsible for oversight of the FBI.

Nunes says the public has a right know about the information in the memo. But the FBI is fighting its release.

The summary is said to reveal the quality of evidence the Justice Department presented to a FISA court. The FISA court has the power to authorize spying on Americans, including members of the Trump 2016 presidential campaign.

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Adam Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the committee. He says Nunes is trying to distract from Special Counsel Mueller’s Russian collusion investigation by releasing classified information. And he now claims Nunes altered information in the memo.

Trey Gowdy says the memo will be an embarrassment to Schiff.

Until now Schiff  has shown little interest in obtaining information about FBI efforts to spy on Americans. Except when it suites his purposes.

Then he leaked the information.

No Lie FBI

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The F.B.I. can lie to you, but don’t try lying to it.

Stable Genius Cleans Stable

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Morning Joe counsels that President Trump is demented. And Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee agrees. She warned that “the president’s mental health might lead to the extinction of the human species.”

At the very least, Michael Wolff cautioned that “something is grievously amiss.”

Nurse Ratched was unavailable for comment.

Nevertheless, the president reassured everyone -“I’m a very stable genius.”