Thursday, December 29, 2016

IS OBAMA JUST MAKING TROUBLE FOR THE NEW PRESIDENT WITH HIS LAME-DUCK MOVES AGAINST RUSSIA ???


President Elect Donald Trump pushes-back hard on Lame-duck President Obama’s threats of reprisals against Russia

 

Trump’s verbal barbs weren’t only directed at his current Democrat counterpart  ---  Trump says he doesn’t know what Republican Senator Lindsay Graham is talking about when mentioning targeted sanctions personally directed at Russia’s leader Vladimir Putin;  adding that he doesn’t talk to Graham

 

By making his threats against Russia, Lame-duck Obama might be leaving his successor with a more complex problem than is necessary  ---  Russia expresses its annoyance at Obama’s stance and promises to respond in kind to any U.S. actions


THE WASHINGTON POST REPORT 


According to a report in the Washington Post,  President-elect Donald Trump’s pushback against his lame-duck counterpart was more like a very hard ceremonial shove  ---   “President-elect Donald Trump distanced himself Wednesday night from the Obama administration’s plans to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election, telling reporters  ‘I think we ought to get on with our lives.’…  Trump, appearing at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., was asked what he thought about the Obama administration’s plans to sanction Russia for what U.S. intelligence officials say was state-sanctioned hacking of Democratic organizations, targeting of state election systems and meddling in the U.S. presidential election…. ‘I think we ought to get on with our lives,’ Trump said in response. ‘I think that computers have complicated lives very greatly. The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what’s going on. We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I'm not sure we have the kind the security we need.’…”. (See  “Trump on alleged election interference by Russia: ‘Get on with our lives’” by John Wagner, 12/28/16, Washington Post   [https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/28/trump-on-alleged-election-interference-by-russia-get-on-with-our-lives/?utm_term=.789d9f6402b4 ];  same as [http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-on-alleged-election-interference-by-russia-%E2%80%98get-on-with-our-lives%E2%80%99/ar-BBxFD8j?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp]).



Questioning also turned toward proposals raised by GOP hawks, Lindsay Graham and John McCain.   According to John Wagner’s reporting for the Washington Post,   “….Asked in particular about comments Wednesday by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) that sanctions should hit Russian leader Vladimir Putin “as an individual,” Trump demurred….  ‘I don’t know what he’s doing,’ Trump said of Graham. ‘I haven’t spoken to him. As you know, he ran against me.’…  Trump, whom critics have accused of being too cozy with Putin, was referring to Graham’s failed 2016 bid for the Republican presidential nomination….”



The WaPo article also made note of the following:   “….  During the election, several Democratic email accounts were hacked, including those of the Democratic National Committee and of John Podesta, the chairman of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign….  U.S. officials have pinned the blame on the Russian government -- a finding that Trump has repeatedly said he views skeptically….   administration officials are pushing Obama to respond before leaving office.” 



THE IBT REPORT


A report on the same story that appeared in the International Business Times made President Elect Trump’s remarks seem even tougher and more significant  (See  Trump On Russia Sanctions: President-Elect Urges US To ‘Get On With Our Lives’ Ahead Of Obama Administration’s Possible Restrictions”  by Seerat Chabba, 12/29/16,  IBT/National   [http://www.ibtimes.com/trump-russia-sanctions-president-elect-urges-us-get-our-lives-ahead-obama-2466778]).   According to the IBT report,  President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday showed no inclination toward sanctioning Russia, despite President Barack Obama’s push for the country to take steps against Russia over its alleged interference in the election that saw Trump emerge victorious…." 


The IBT report by Seerat Chabba also mentioned Russia’s response to Obama’s threats  ---  “….  Russia has said it will respond to any 'hostile steps' by the U.S., denying all allegations of attempting to influence the elections....  'If Washington really does take new hostile steps, they will be answered ... any action against Russian diplomatic missions in the US will immediately bounce back on US diplomats in Russia,' CNN quoted the official representative for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, as saying in a statement....  Zakharova added: 'Frankly, we are tired about the lies about Russian hackers — it’s misinformation by Obama administration aimed at providing an excuse for its own failure.'..."



 


Monday, December 19, 2016

Electors meet today to pick next President


Last minute efforts to stop “election” of Donald Trump as POTUS all likely to fail  


According to a report this morning in Newsmax,   “…  you thought Election Day was in November….   Electors are set to gather in every state on Monday to formally elect Donald Trump president even as anti-Trump forces try one last time to deny him the White House….   Protests are planned for state capitals, but they are unlikely to persuade the Electoral College to dump Trump. An Associated Press survey of electors found very little appetite to vote for alternative candidates…   Republican electors say they have been deluged with emails, phone calls and letters urging them not to support Trump. Many of the emails are part of coordinated campaigns….”   (See  Electoral College Meets Amid Effort to Deny Trump Presidency” by Staff Writer, 12/19/16, Newsmax/ Home   [http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Electoral-College/2016/12/19/id/764594/]).   


That Newsmax article went on to state,  along with many anecdotal examples,  that   “….   Some Democrats have argued that the Electoral College is undemocratic because it gives more weight to less populated states. That is how Hillary Clinton, who got more than 2.6 million more votes nationwide, lost the election to Trump. Some have also tried to dissuade Trump voters by arguing that he is unsuited to the job. Others cite the CIA's assessment that Russia engaged in computer hacking to sway the election in favor of the Republican….   But despite the national group therapy session being conducted by some Democrats, only one Republican elector told the AP that he will not vote for Trump….”


NOTHING IN U.S. CONSTITUTION OR FEDERAL LAW


Newsmax says that there is no constitutional provision or federal law which requires any elector to cast his/her vote for the candidate who carried their state in the November election.   However,  there are some  >>>states<<<  that do require their electors to vote for the winning candidate,  some by either by operation of state law  ---  and others by signed pledges.   Nonetheless, no elector in the Electoral College has ever been prosecuted for failing to vote as pledged, according to the National Archives.   The Newsmax article says that   “….   Those laws are rarely tested. More than 99 percent of electors through U.S. history have voted for the candidate who won their state….”


CONGRESS STILL MUST MEET TO  CERTIFY RESULT OF ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTE


The Newsmax piece, cited above, also noted that a “joint session of Congress” will convene on January 6th 2017 to certify the results of the Electoral College vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding as president of the Senate.


After the result of the Electoral College vote is certified by the Congress, the winner   more than likely Donald Trump — will be sworn in on January  20th.

Friday, December 9, 2016

UH OH !!!  ---  Georgia’s Secretary of State says there’s evidence of HACKING of his state’s election computers


Georgia officially notified Homeland Security about the unauthorized attempted breach of its elections computer systems  ---  Homeland Security says it will investigate and then respond to the inquiry directly to the State of Georgia


HERE’S THE RUB:  ---  the Georgia Attorney General says the post-election attempted hack of his state’s election computers looks like  >>>  IT WAS DONE BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY  <<< 


Georgia now wants confirmation and an explanation about the apparent unauthorized intrusion into its computer systems by the Federal Agency

 


According to a recent report that appears in Newsmax,   The state of Georgia on Thursday accused the U.S. Homeland Security Department of apparently trying to hack its election systems….  In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp said a computer traced back to the federal agency in Washington tried unsuccessfully to penetrate the state office's firewall one week after the presidential election. The letter speculated that what it described as "a large unblocked scan event" might have been a security test….  It sought details, including whether the agency did in fact conduct the unauthorized scan, who authorized it and whether other states might have been similarly probed. Kemp cited the federal law against knowingly accessing a computer without authorization or exceeding authorized access, which is a felony….”  (See  “Georgia Accuses US of Trying to Hack Its Election Systems”  from AP feed, 12/8/16,  Newmax/Home/ Newsfront   [http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Election-Hacking/2016/12/08/id/763017/]).


The Newsmax article went on to quote the Georgia Secretary of State as follows:   “….   ‘At no time has my office agreed to or permitted DHS to conduct penetration testing or security scans of our network,’ Kemp wrote. ‘Moreover, your department has not contacted my office since this unsuccessful incident to alert us of any security event that would require testing or scanning of our network.’…   Kemp said this was ‘especially odd and concerning’ given that he is a member of the U.S. Election Infrastructure Cybersecurity Working Group run by the federal agency….”


Newsmax printed this response from Homeland Security:   “….  Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell said the department got Kemp's letter and is ‘looking into the matter.’…’DHS takes the trust of our public and private sector partners seriously, and we will respond to Secretary Kemp directly,’ McConnell said….”


GEORGIA ONE OF TWO STATES THAT DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN U.S. DEPARTMANT OF HOMELAND SECURITY’S PRE-ELECTION ANTI-HACKING PROGRAM AND TESTS

The Newsmax piece also noted that forty-eight states accepted offers from the Homeland Security Department to scan their networks AHEAD of the presidential elections. Reportedly those scans searched for vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. The U.S. agency also described how states could patch their networks to make it more difficult for hackers to penetrate them.   Interestingly, Georgia was one of the two states that DID NOT ACCEPT the pre-election offer from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Campaign to join Jill Stein's recount efforts --- Trump says it's all a scam


"SHE'S ALIVE -- HILLARY CHALLENGES ELECTION RESULTS" ---  DRUDGE REPORT HEADLINE


ACCORDING TO AP & BREITBART NEWS  STORIES: TRUMP SLAMS RECOUNT EFFORTS AS JUST "A SCAM" BY STEIN TO RAISE $$$$  &  SAYS ELECTION IS OVER, BUT DEFEATED AND DEMORALIZED DEMS ARE JOINING THE POINTLESS RECOUNT EFFORT


THE BREITBART NEWS  ACCOUNT

According to an article on the Breitbart News blog,   "Hillary Clinton’s campaign will participate in Jill Stein’s recount effort in Wisconsin, said campaign counsel Marc Elias Saturday — even though he noted her aides have seen no evidence that the election that gave Donald Trump the White House was unfair....  'We intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,' Elias said, adding that the campaign will do the same in Michigan and Pennsylvania if the Green Party candidate pursues recounts there, as she has promised....   (See "Trump Mocks Jill Stein, ‘Defeated, Demoralized Dems’ for ‘Ridiculous’ Recount ‘Scam’  "   by Breitbart Staff Writer, 11/26/16, Breitbart News/ Big Government  [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/11/26/trump-mocks-jill-stein-defeated-demoralized-democrats-ridiculous-recount-scam/]).

The Breitbart report quoted President-Elect Trump as follows:   "Trump, who made no public comment when Stein filed her recount petition on Friday, released a statement within hours of Elias’s announcement....  'This is a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded,' Trump fumed, calling the recount effort 'ridiculous.'...   'This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than 1 percent of the vote overall and wasn’t even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money,’ the president-elect added.... "  Also in the Breitbart piece was a copy of a Trump tweet that said the following:  "...  The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems..."

THE AP ACCOUNT

The AP reported on this story as follows:   "President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday condemned a growing push to force recounts in three states pivotal to his Nov. 8 victory, confronting the Green Party-backed effort for the first time even as he worked to address key Cabinet vacancies....  The New York billionaire, who charged the election was 'rigged' on a daily basis before his victory, called the developing recount effort 'a scam' in a statement released by his transition team....   Trump had been ignoring Green Party nominee Jill Stein's fight to revisit vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Wisconsin officials announced late Friday they are moving forward with the first presidential recount in state history....  'The people have spoken and the election is over,'  Trump declared Saturday. He added, 'We must accept this result and then look to the future.'..."   (See "TRUMP SLAMS RECOUNT PUSH AS 'A SCAM,' SAYS ELECTION IS OVER" by Steve Peoples, 11/26/16, Associated Press   [http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-11-26-16-59-12]).

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

An impersonator with a very little voice that gets smaller and smaller

Impersonator Barbara Burke's political insights were so deluded and her efforts were so ineffectual in 2016 that she now needs to again borrow our independent Brooklyn GOP thunder and usurp Galewyn Massey's good name to cover for the complete fiasco for her side in the election that just passed.

All the Hillarybots are shri-i-i-i-i-inki-i-i-i-ing, just like the rest of their beloved Democratic Party --- Barbara Burke is no exception.

It's sad, so sad.......

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2016  Democrat Presidential Candidate Says  >>>  “White Voters” Showed in the 2016 General Election that They Believed the Democrat Party Didn’t Like White People


"WHITES" VOTED FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE DONALD TRUMP BECAUSE   ---  “THEY DON’T THINK DEMOCRATS LIKE THEM”  ---  JIM WEBB [FORMER DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FROM VIRGINIA & 2016 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT] 


According to Webb,  with Trump’s winning campaign, we can now discuss how and why white people chose to vote  in an age of political correctness where previously you couldn’t even say the words  --  “White Working People”



According to a report in Newsmax,   “Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb said Tuesday that whites voted for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump because ‘they don’t think Democrats like them.’…   ‘The base of the Democratic Party used to be working people, regardless of race, ethnic, or ethnic identity sexual orientation, et cetera,’  Webb, who ran for president in the Democratic Party primaries last year, said on Fox News' ‘The Tucker Carlson Show.’…   ‘Over time and I think particularly over the last 8 years, the Democratic Party has moved into interest group politics and in many cases, white working people have become the whipping post. I think what you saw in this election here is white working people in these rural areas seeing that someone actually was articulating the fact that they had become disenfranchised and they gravitated toward Trump in my view.’…"   (See  “Jim Webb: White Voters 'Don't Think Democrats Like Them'” by Solange Reyner, 11/15/16,  Newsmax/ Politics   [http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/jim-webb-democrats-white-voters/2016/11/15/id/759092/]).


The Newsmax article closed with the following quote about white voters by the former Democrat Virginia Senator:   “….  ‘They don't align themselves with the Democratic Party because they don't think Democrats like them. And I think what we're seeing right now, finally, is the ability to discuss this issue in an age of political correctness where you can't even say the word white working people without having someone blanch,’ said Webb.”

Monday, November 14, 2016

FLASH UPDATE: THE " 'BIG LIE' ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON IN THE AFTER-MATH OF THE 2016 ELECTION --- THAT SHE WON SOMETHING CALLED 'THE POPULAR VOTE' " EDITION

FIRST:  THERE IS NO NATIONAL "POPULAR VOTE" IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS  ---  NO SUCH VOTE IS REFERRED TO IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION 


SECOND:  THERE IS NO LAWFUL METHOD TO  >>> CERTIFY<<<  ANYTHING THAT MIGHT OTHERWISE EXIST BY SOME SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTION OF ADDING UP THE STATES' POPULAR VOTE TOTALS --  OR SOME RUNNING TALLY REFERRED TO AS THE NATIONAL "POPULAR VOTE" BY SOME NATIONAL MEDIA POOL IN A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION


THIRD: HILLARY CLINTON'S PURPORTED SHARE OF ANY SO-CALLED POPULAR VOTE HAS ALMOST CERTAINLY BEEN INFLATED BY THE VOTES OF BETWEEN THREE AND FIVE MILLION UNLAWFUL VOTERS  ---  INCLUDING THE UNLAWFUL VOTES OF OVER TWO MILLION LEGAL AND ILLEGAL ALIENS


SO, IF THERE WERE A WAY OF CALCULATING AND CERTIFYING THE TOTAL OF LEGAL VOTES RECEIVED BY THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES, DOUBTLESS, DONALD TRUMP WOULD PROBABALY HAVE WON THAT VERSION OF A NATIONAL "POPULAR VOTE" BY TWO-AND-A-HALF TO THREE AND-A-HALF MILLION LAWFUL VOTES



I don't think any of that is really controversial or subject to any legitimate dispute, so I'll just leave it at that.....

Friday, November 11, 2016

FLASH UPDATE: THE "THINGS ARE SOLIDIFYING FOR A TRUMP PRESIDENCY --- BUT IT'S STILL TO EARLY TO CALL" EDITION


MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA, ARE REFERRING TO DONALD TRUMP AS "THE PRESIDENT-ELECT"  ---  AND  ---  TRUMP'S MAIN OPPONENT, HILLARY CLINTON HAS CONCEDED THE 2016 ELECTION


MY HIDDEN PRINCIPAL HAS BEEN PUSHING ME TO ANNOUNCE THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN ELECTED TO BE THE 45TH POTUS BY VIRTUE OF HIS WINNING IN ENOUGH STATES THAT HE WILL HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL MAJORITY OF THE CONSTITUTIONALLY NECESSARY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS


NONETHELESS,  THE "DECISION DESK" HERE AT GALEWYN MASSEY'S "BROOKLYN INDEPENDENT GOP FOUNTAINHEAD" STILL SEES THE  END OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN AS "TO EARLY TO CALL" ---  HOWEVER,  THIS BLOG WILL CONCEDE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THE >>> PRESUMPTIVE <<<  PRESIDENT-ELECT



In spite of intense pressure on me to make a final call in the 2016 Presidential Election by my wealthy friend and financial backer, who lives in a rather large mansion with very little furniture overlooking the New Jersey shorefront;  I'd rather be overly-correct than needlessly fast..... 

After all, I still remember the Bush-Gore fiasco in 2000 that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court..... 

They say that "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings..."  ---   and though Hillary has spoken, I ain't heard her or Linda  Ronstadt singing nothin' so far (Yes, like Donald Trump,  I do occasionally denigrate some women and/or, occasionally, the afflicted).


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Cutting through all the spin about the polls --- Trump is close, but Hillary is still ahead.....

Trump has some "MO..." ---  But Hillary is still in her groove ---  AND ---   HRC has the easier and wider path to an Electoral College victory


Several states are now called "toss-ups" and or "near toss-ups"  ---  BUT ---  Trump has to win almost all of them to win the big enchilada, and Hillary only needs a few 


In two days, Trump has lost about half a point in the RCP Average of polls (.5%) --- and ---  the RCP average now stands at Clinton - 45.0%  & Trump 42.7%, with Johnson - 4.8% & Stein - 2.1% ....  (and 5.4% ???)


The prospective electoral vote count based on RCP's state by state polling averages shows Hillary Clinton with 216 likely electoral votes; Trump with 164 electors headed toward his column; and 158 electors being chosen in what are called the "toss-up" states.....




My nationwide information is from this RCP site: [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton_vs_johnson_vs_stein-5952.html#!].

My electoral vote count  info is from this RCP site: [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/2016_elections_electoral_college_map.html].

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FLASH UPDATE:  THE  “MAYBE,  COMEY AND THE FBI DECIDED TO FIRE BACK WITH SOME MORE STUFF ABOUT THE CLINTONS”  EDITION


EVERYBODY SAYS THAT IT IS  “ODD TIMING”  THAT THE FBI RELEASED THE CLINTON-RICH PARDON PAPERS YESTERDAY  ---  MAYBE THERE WAS NOTHING ODD ABOUT THE TIMING AT ALL  ---  MAYBE IT WAS JUST SOME J.EDGAR HOOVER OLD-STYLE FBI HARDBALL

 

PEOPLE SAID THAT HILLARY AND HER FOLKS MIGHT HAVE MADE A BIG MISTAKE GOING BACK AT FBI DIRECTOR COMEY  --  DIRECTLY  ---  THE WAY SHE AND THEY DID  ---  MAYBE THIS WAS COMEY & CO’S WAY OF SAYING  ---  “DON’T DO THAT AGAIN” 


NOW, THE CLINTON FOLKS >>> HAVE TO RESPOND <<< TO THE LATEST FBI “HIT” AS WELL  ---  AND WHINE SOME MORE THAT THE FBI IS PICKING ON THEM


BUT POLITICS AIN'T BEANBAG  ---  AND IF THE FBI IS BACK INTO POLITICS AGAIN, LIKE BEFORE WATERGATE ---  IT'LL BE MORE LIKE GOOD OLD-FASHIONED COUNTRY HARDBALL


Here’s the NPR take on the story:   Just one week from Election Day, the FBI has made a somewhat puzzling release of information related to a controversial pardon Bill Clinton made on his last day in office almost 16 years ago….   On Tuesday, the law enforcement agency released documents related to the former president's pardon of Marc Rich, a former hedge-fund manager who had been indicted on multiple counts of tax evasion, wire fraud and racketeering….   Hillary Clinton's campaign immediately questioned the release, which came from an FBI Twitter account that had been dormant for more than a year up until this past Sunday. The new documents come just days after FBI Director James Comey announced last week that the agency was reviewing new emails possibly related to the former secretary of state's private server. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon called it an "odd" decision….” (SeeMore Surprises: FBI Releases Files On Bill Clinton's Pardon Of Marc Rich” by Jessica Taylor, 11/1/16, NPR/ Politics [http://www.npr.org/2016/11/01/500297580/more-surprises-fbi-releases-files-on-bill-clintons-pardon-of-marc-rich]).

You might like this vintage of the Clintons’ and their supporters latest whine a little better ---  The surprise tweet from a little-used FBI account came about 1 p.m. Tuesday, announcing that the agency had published on its website 129 pages of internal documents related to a years-old investigation into former president Bill Clinton's pardon of a fugitive Democratic donor….  The seemingly random reminder of one of the darkest chapters of the Clinton presidency a week before the election drew an immediate rebuke from Hillary Clinton's campaign - with its spokesman tweeting that the FBI's move was "odd" and asking whether the agency planned to publish unflattering records about Republican candidate Donald Trump….   "Will FBI be posting docs on Trump's housing discrimination in '70s?" asked Brian Fallon….   For the second time in five days, the FBI had moved exactly to the place the nation's chief law enforcement agency usually strives to avoid: smack in the middle of partisan fighting over a national election, just days before the vote….”  (See  “After release of Bill Clinton archive, FBI finds itself caught in a partisan fray” Tom Hamburger & Sari Horwitz, 11/1/16,  Chicago Tribune/ Tribune News Service  [http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-fbi-archive-bill-clinton-20161101-story.html]).

I think that everybody might be missing the real story here  ---  THE FBI DOESN’T LIKE THE CLINTONS AND THEY DON’T WANT TO HAVE TO WORK UNDER ANOTHER PRESIDENT  CLINTON  ---  AND THEY ARE WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO STOP THEM/HER IN THEIR/HER TRACKS. (Frankly, I didn’t think that an internal government coup against Hillary would start until AFTER the election.) 

Wait and see if there's something formal coming from the FBI about a criminal investigation into >>> The Clinton Foundation and/or The Clinton Global Initiative.  ---  Oh ! Oh !  This might be good too >>> something formal about Deputy Director Andrew McCabe >>> being taken OFF of the Hillary Clinton E-mails investigation..... (Some Republican Chairmen had been asking why he is still on the case.)

Monday, October 31, 2016

With sagging polls and lagging enthusiasm, Hillary's Campaign is attacking Comey and the FBI investigation of her E-mails more than her opponent Trump

The Clinton Campaign, most senior Democrats, and their allies in the mainstream media have turned their strongest attacks on FBI Director James Comey  ---  and the very FBI investigation that they so-often quoted as exonerating Hillary Clinton for months up to now


That all shows you what is really terrifying Hillary and the Democrats between now and election day ---  and what they are trying hardest to turn around, right now  


For the pro-Hillary crowd, it's suddenly issue number one ---  as everybody begins the last week of the 2016 presidential campaign


The latest brouhaha caused by Comey's ripping-off of whatever clot had formed on Hillary's scabrous E-mails scandal is now four days old and still counting


HRC'S CAMPAIGN IS NOW WORKING VERY HARD TO SHOW THAT THE FBI & COMEY APPLIED A "DOUBLE STANDARD"



According to today's reporting in the Boston Globe, "The Hillary Clinton campaign Monday escalated its efforts to discredit FBI Director James Comey’s disclosure of a revived e-mail investigation, accusing him of applying a double standard for refusing to publicly discuss investigations of Russian meddling in the presidential election....   Comey has come under intense fire for his unusual disclosure to Congress Friday about the discovery of e-mails that the FBI planned to review, a statement that departed from Department of Justice policies to avoid investigative pronouncements shortly before elections....   The Department of Justice sent a letter to Congress Monday saying it would work with the FBI to “expeditiously’’ conduct a review. But it was uncertain that the law enforcement officials would conclude the revived probe of thousands of e-mails before the Nov. 8 election, and the cloud of innuendo created by Comey appeared likely to hang over Clinton’s bid throughout the final week of the campaign....   With polls showing a tightening race amid a damaging controversy, Clinton and her campaign officials rolled out fresh tactics Monday....   ‘'There is no case here,' Clinton said of the FBI review Monday, while campaigning in Ohio at Kent State University. She said the FBI 'jumped into an election with no evidence of any wrongdoing.'..."  (See  "Clinton campaign escalates effort to discredit FBI probe" by Victoria McGrane, 11/1/16, The Boston Globe/ Politics 
[https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2016/10/31/hillary-clinton-campaign-escalates-effort-discredit-fbi-mail-probe-disclosure/lWpuLtHMMK34i02fdfusEP/story.html]).

The Boston  Globe article by Victoria McGrane went on to state that ---  "....  Clinton’s campaign officials sought to turn the tables more aggressively on Comey, seizing on a report by CNBC. The cable TV channel cited an anonymous source Monday contending that sometime before Oct. 7 Comey had privately argued against US government agencies’ publicly fingering Russia for hacking efforts aimed at meddling in the election. Comey had reportedly argued that it was too close to Election Day to raise the accusation...."

Saturday, October 29, 2016

In case you missed it, yesterday FBI Director James Comey BLEW-UP Hillary Clinton's Campaign --- and all the kings horses and all the kings men are trying to put it together again


The Obama Administration,  Hillary Clinton’s Campaign and the Mainstream Media are in a melt-down  ---   They are trying to move heaven and earth and UN-RING the FBI Director’s clanging bell of a letter supplementing his prior testimony about the investigation of Hillary Clinton's E-mails


HOW BIG IS IT  ???   WELL,  COMEY DEFIED HIGHER-UPS IN THE DOJ TO PUT IT OUT THERE  ---  AND  ---  FOR THEIR PART, THE DOJ AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW THAT THE U.S. ATTRONEY GENERAL, THE DOJ  AND THE FBI DIRECTOR WERE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE ABOUT ALL OF THIS AND/OR POSSIBLY ANY OF THIS


Even Watergate Carl Bernstein says this has to be  “…a real BOMBSHELL” for Comey to bring it up now, 11 days before the 2016 election for president



On  Friday,  October 28, 2016,  with only 11 days until Election Day, the news broke that FBI Director James Comey had sent a letter to congressional leaders and relevant committee chairmen that in the course of investigating “an unrelated case,” the FBI found new emails that “appear to be pertinent” to the FBI’s case on then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unsecured private email server. As a result, the FBI is reopening its investigation of Hillary…..   HMMMM !!!

THE LETTER TO CONGRESS  ---  SUPPLEMENTING HIS PRIOR CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

Here's the letter FBI Director James Comey sent to certain congressional leaders concerning the various matters discussed therein:

“[Direct Addrssee Chairmen Senators and Members of Congress]….

Dear Messrs Chairmen:

In previous congressional testimony, l referred to the fact that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had completed its investigation of former Secretary Clinton’s personal email server. Due to recent developments, I am writing to supplement my previous testimony.

In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation.

Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.

Sincerely yours,
James B. Comey
Director


[CC recipient ranking Senators and Members of Congress]….”


FBI DIRECTOR COMEY’S OTHER LETTER TO HIS FBI AGENTS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES

Here’s something else that FBI Director Comey sent out inside the FBI:

“To all:

This morning I sent a letter to Congress in connection with the Secretary Clinton email investigation. Yesterday, the investigative team briefed me on their recommendation with respect to seeking access to emails that have recently been found in an unrelated case. Because those emails appear to be pertinent to our investigation, I agreed that we should take appropriate steps to obtain and review them.

Of course, we don’t ordinarily tell Congress about ongoing investigations, but here I feel an obligation to do so given that I testified repeatedly in recent months that our investigation was completed. I also think it would be misleading to the American people were we not to supplement the record.  At the same time, however, given that we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails, I don’t want to create a misleading impression. In trying to strike that balance, in a brief letter and in the middle of an election season, there is significant risk of being misunderstood, but I wanted you to hear directly from me about it.

Jim Comey”

ONE OF THE MAIN WATERGATE JOURNALISTS, CARL BERNSTEIN HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THE COMEY BROUHAHA

“Well, there’s no question that the e-mails have always been the greatest threat to [Hillary Clinton’s] candidacy for president, that her conduct in regard to the e-mails is really indefensible and  --  the one thing  --  actually that could really perhaps affect this election.

We don’t know what this [Comey letter to Congressional Leaders] means yet except that it’s a real bombshell. And it is unthinkable that the Director of the FBI would take this action lightly . . . unless it was something requiring serious investigation  --  I want to add here that in the last, oh, 36, 48 hours, there has been an undercurrent of kind of speculative discussion among some national security people that something might surface in the next few days about e-mails  --  [I]t’s very possible that some members of congress very quickly are going to get an idea of what these e-mails are, and what this is all about, and for whatever purpose put some information out there.”


THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND DOJ

Pretty much, they all say that they told FBI Director Comey not to press the button to blow-up Hillary Clinton's campaign.....  But, that he did it anyway and that's a bad thing to do....


Friday, October 28, 2016

THE NYS GOP APPEARS TO JOIN IN MARTY GOLDEN’S ATTEMPT TO LAUNCH ANOTHER RUMP BOOKLYN GOP CONVENTION


THE FOLKS SCHEDULING A “KINGS COUNTY REPUBLICAN  CONVENTION” FOR NOVEMBER 4th ARE VIOLATING LOCAL AND STATE GOP RULES,  ---  AND  ---  A NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT ORDER


 There are at least some reports (news media and from some of my individual sources inside the undisputed duly-elected Kings County Republican Party Organization)  indicating that there is some kind of unlawful conspiracy between Brooklyn GOP State Senator Marty Golden, his handpicked gunzel to be Brooklyn GOP County Leader, lawyer Theodore Ghorra, the Staten Island GOP Chairman John Antoniello and NYS Republican Chairman Edward Cox to schedule another one of Marty Golden’s  rump-style Republican conventions.  Right off the bat, calling this gathering to order as a Kings County Convention is in violation of the Brooklyn Republican County rules, the New York State Republican Party Rules (sorry folks, even as recently amended) and the current binding order of New York State Supreme Court Justice Edgar Walker.   The main and most open act of that unlawful conspiracy,  another of Marty Golden' swag Brooklyn GOP conventions, appears to be scheduled for November 4th  (See e.g.,  Brooklyn GOP Day Of Reorganizational Reckoning Is At Hand”   by  Staff Writer, 10/26/16,  Kings County Politics (Blog)/ Brooklyn Politics  [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/brooklyn-gop-reorganizational-meeting-set-nov-4/]).

According to the  “Kings County Politics” report, cited above  ---  Fireworks between Brooklyn’s fractured Republican Party members will be flying hotter than the fourth of July come Friday, Nov. 4….   That’s the day New York State Republican Party Chair Edward F. Cox set for the Kings County Republican Party Committee organizational meeting to elect officers including a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer….  Cox also ordered Richmond County Republican Chair John Antoniello, to preside over the meeting….   Cox set the meeting on the order and decision of Kings County Supreme Court Judge Edgar G. Walker, who ruled for a do over of the September 30, 2015 Brooklyn GOP reorganizational convention to elect a county chair and members of its Executive Committee….”

My sources have indicated to me that there are some real problems with some of what that report says.   Even though Golden, Ghorra, Cox and Antoniello might be trying to set up a meeting,  it is not being conducted pursuant to either the Brooklyn or State Republican Party rules.   More important, it appears to be in complete violation of an order issued by the Supreme Court Justice with jurisdiction over the disputed Brooklyn Republican Convention(s), Edgar Walker, JSC.  

Thus, not only is Ed Cox’s attempt to take over the Brooklyn process an ultra vires act in the performance of his duties as the New York State Republican Chairman, it is in apparent violation of an existing NYS Supreme Court Order governing all the matters at hand,  including things like who is supposed to be conducting the upcoming Brooklyn GOP convention.

The November 4th gathering of some elected members of the GOP County Committee AND OTHERS at the Baron DeKalb K of C Hall will probably only attract the Marty Golden faction of the Brooklyn GOP and Golden's allied officious interlopers. ---  Everybody else that I spoke to, who are now undisputed elected members of the Kings County Republican Committee, indicated that they will most likely treat the Golden-Cox-Antoniello meeting as a nullity and take any business purportedly conducted there back to Justice Walker in due course.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

FLASH NEWS EVENT:  THE ”TRUMP MANIFESTO FOR A NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION” EDITION


COUCHED AS A PLAN FOR HIS FIRST 100 DAYS IN OFFICE  ---   DONALD TRUMP UNVEILS HIS PLAN FOR A NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION  ---  PREPARED TO TAKE ON THE ENTRENCHED REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHEMENT ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE WASHINGTON,  D.C.  “SWAMP,”  THE SAME PLAN WOULD BE AN EXCELLENT PLATFORM TO MAKE THE OLD GOP INTO A NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY


TRUMP SHOWS THAT HE IS READY TO LEAD BOTH THE NATION AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY  ---  WHETHER HE WINS THE 2016 ELECTION OR NOT 


According to the  Newsmax report on Donald Trump’s Gettysburg speech  ---  GOP nominee Donald Trump Saturday outlined an ambitious plan for his first 100 days in office, saying on the first day alone he has several steps he plans to take to end Washington's corruption….  ‘One thing we all know is that we will never solve our problems by relying on the same politicians who created these problems in the first place,’ Trump said to a supportive, cheering audience in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  ‘Hillary Clinton is not running against me, she's running against change. And she's running against all of the American people and all of the American voters.’…  It's time to for Americans to ‘dream big’ once again, said Trump, outlining in what he called a ‘contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter,’  that begins with  ‘bringing honesty, accountability and change to Washington, D.C.’…  The first six measures, Trump said, will be  ‘immediately’  pursued on his first day of his first term in office to  ‘clean up the corruption and special interests collusion in Washington.’   "   (See “The first six measures, Trump said, will be "immediately" pursued on his first day of his first term in office to "clean up the corruption and special interests collusion in Washington"  by Sandy Fitzgerald, 10/22/16,  Newsmax/ Breaking News [http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Trump-Plan-First-Days/2016/10/22/id/754831/]).

Finally Newsmax noted that  ---  “Trump outlined his plans after opening the speech by railing against what he calls a ‘rigged’ election system, and by demanding how rival Hillary Clinton should be allowed to run for office, given her activities in connection with her use of a secret email server while secretary of State.”

A NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION & A NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY 

That is a much too narrow view of what Donald Trump’s Gettysburg speech was all about.   It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see that Donald Trump is throwing down against the entrenched establishment  ---  both in the short run and long term.

Taking the longer view,  one can easily perceive today’s speech  as Donald Trump’s  MANIFESTO  for a SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION,  whether or not he wins on election day.   Part of that revolution would be Trump’s take-over of the Republican Party and  a complete purge of all establishment types from the GOP leadership, who would be expected to resist Trump’s reforms.