Category Archives: Corruption

Biden Family Swamp Home

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University of Chicago Professor Charles Lipson says Biden family corruption matters:

…But that doesn’t mean the scandals are irrelevant. They matter politically for several reasons, all of them bad for Joe Biden. They imply the following:

  • Biden is just another grifting politician who got rich in office;
  • Uncle Joe’s persona as average, lower-middle class guy is just a cover story;
  • His self-enrichment makes him the “Washington Swamp” incarnate, no different from all the other politicians turned lobbyists; and
  • The media is so crooked it won’t honestly tell the public about these problems, lest they vote the wrong way.

These issues are not a distraction from Trump’s central campaign themes. They are his campaign themes and have been since he came down that Trump Tower escalator in 2015 to announce his improbable candidacy.

What the Heck is Unmasking Anyway?

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What the heck is unmasking anyway?

Our government spies on foreigners all the time but not its own citizens –theoretically. So while eavesdropping on a Russian ambassador is ok, it’s not ok to spy on the guy at the other end of the call, if he’s an American citizen. So, in order to protect that guy, his information is “masked.” (Bokbluster was on this in 2017)

As it happens, the guy on the other end of Russian Ambassador Kislyak’s call was Trump’s incoming Trump National Security advisor Michael Flynn. And it turns out, dozens of members of the Obama administration, including Joe Biden, unmasked him.

President Trump Spikes Lt. Col. Vindman

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The Senate acquitted President Trump and he spiked the ball. And the first spikee was national security council staffer Lt. Col. Vindman.

However, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says Lt. Col. Vindman did the right thing when he outed The President’s “perfect” Ukraine phone call.

“He did exactly what we teach them to do from cradle to grave,” Kelly told the audience at the Mayo Performing Arts Center. “He went and told his boss what he just heard.”

Vindman National Security Council Staff

But junior staffer Rich Higgins sees it differently. He says the NSC was filled with Obama holdovers and Never Trumpers.

I was shocked to find that resistance seemed to be the NSC’s mission.

So he reported that to his boss. But with different results than Vindman.

Nobody called me a “whistleblower” or demanded an investigation. Congress didn’t invite me to testify.

Instead, they fired him.

Ballot Box Can’t be Trusted, Says Adam Schiff

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Adam Schiff made the case against democracy at the Senate impeachment trial last week.

The president’s misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won,” he said

A rigged election? In that case we have to impeach Trump before he wins again.

It takes a Village

Reminded me of the Vietnam quote, “It became necessary to destroy the village to save it.

House Judiciary Committee One, Barr None

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The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General Barr in contempt of Congress. Chairman Jerry Nadler demands that Barr turn over a complete unreacted copy of the Mueller report on collusion with Russia. But Nadler knows Barr can’t do that because the report contains grand jury testimony. And that’s illegal. Barr has made a minimally redacted version available to certain members of Congress. But so far no Democrats have bothered to take a look.