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Rosenstein Refuses to Answer Because of “Classified Information”…Classified Why?

June 29, 2018

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We are sick and tired of the DOJ giving Congress the runaround. As a separate branch of government, we have a right to get information. – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH)

CNSNews.com reports that

In response to two specific questions–did the Department of Justice or the FBI spy on the Trump campaign, and did anyone in the Obama administration direct confidential informants to make contact with the campaign–Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday he was “not permitted to discuss any classified information.”

“Let me ask you this,” Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) asked Rosenstein.

“What did the DOJ or FBI do in terms of collecting information, spying or surveillance on the Trump campaign, be it via (FBI informant) Stefan Halper, or anybody else working on behalf of the agencies?” DeSantis asked Rosenstein.

“As you know, Congressman, I’m not permitted to discuss any classified information in an open setting, but I can assure you, we’re working with oversight committees and we’re producing all relevant evidence to allow them to answer this question,” Rosenstein replied.

DeSantis again: “Let me ask you this then: Did the Obama administration, anybody in the administration, direct anybody — Halper or anybody else — to make contact with anyone associated with the Trump campaign?

“As I said Congressman, I appreciate, obviously, the — I understand your interest, but I’m not permitted to discuss classified information,” Rosenstein said again.

“Well, we want the documents, and I know we’re in a back and forth on that,” DeSantis said. “But the American people need to know, were the counterintelligence powers of the Obama administration unleashed against Trump’s campaign — if that was done, was it done inappropriate?”

Strzok text message: ‘We’ll stop it’

One of the most incriminating text messages sent by FBI agent Peter Strzok to his lover Lisa Page was not made public until the Justice Department’s inspector general released his report on June 14.

But Rosenstein told the committee, “I want to assure you and the American people, we’re not withholding anything embarrassing.”

The FBI did not find the message, but the inspector general did, Rep. DeSantis noted.

“And so we’re asking you to produce stuff, and obviously we’re expecting a good faith effort,” DeSantis told Rosenstein. “You guys didn’t find it, and maybe someone else deleted it or something happened before you guys, but he was able to find it, you didn’t. So it was very disappointing to see that text message there.”

The text message was a response to FBI attorney Lisa Page, who wanted reassurance that Trump would never become president. Strzok replied, “No. No, he’s not. We’ll stop it.”

What “classified information”?

Classified because of what?

That it incriminates and illuminates the Deep State Democratic Operatives in the DOJ and FBI even further as regards their sanctioned operation to keep Donald J. Trump from becoming president?

At this point we can only speculate, because, as I have previously written, the DOJ and the FBI are purposefully dragging their feet in releasing the documents which the House of Representatives has requested.

Call me paranoid, but Dep. Director Rosenstein’s smugness in answering the tough questions thrown at him yesterday seemed to be the reaction of a professional bureaucrat, not someone interested in “Truth, Justice, and the American Way” to borrow a phrase from the opening of the “Superman” Television Series which I used to watch with my Daddy at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

But, I digress…

I wonder what sort of incriminating revelations are hiding in the documents which they have not handed over, yet?

Evidence about Hillary Clinton’s E-mailGate and FoundationGate?

Hillary’s BFF Huma Abedin passing classified information to her relatives in the Muslim Brotherhood?

Information about the whole FISA Dossier Fiasco?

Conversations between the DOJ and FBI Hierarchy and the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, about the surveillance activities involving the Trump Campaign?

Smoochy-smoochy e-mails between Strzok and Page?

A picture of J. Edgar Hoover in a dress?

Just kidding. (Try to un-see that.)

As Trey Gowdy boldly said yesterday, it is time for the DOJ and FBI to produce the documents and time for Mueller to end his dog and pony show designed for no other purpose than to bring down the President of the United States of American and to overturn the will of the American People.

Think about this: A Deputy Director of the FBI basically told members of the House of Representatives that he did not know diddly-squat about the activities of those under him.

If you believe that, you might be interested in attending the new Maxine Waters School of Grace and Charm.

This country is indeed being purposefully divided by those behind all of these distractions designed to disrupt the presidency of Donald J. Trump.

It is time to call a halt to them and to get on with the business of Making America Great Again.

Until He Comes,

KJ

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Trump Wants Strzok Hearing Shown Live – Why That is a Great Idea

June 26, 2018

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They are frustrated and angry. You put it all together with the fact that everything they believe in fails and is failing and has failed, and they are beside themselves. They are never happy to begin with, and this is just piling more shocking disappointment and rage on top of itself. Barack Obama politicized and weaponized the government while in office. He tried to fix the election in 2016. He tried to choose his successor. Bernie Sanders and Trump were the victims, and they both — well, Trump especially — not only survived and triumphed, but has illustrated the attempts made by the Obama administration.He’s exposed the fraud everywhere on the left. – Rush Limbaugh, 6/25/18

FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump blasted FBI agent Peter Strzok on Monday night, arguing that the hearing for the agent known for his anti-Trump text messages should be “shown to the public on live television.” 
 
“The hearing of Peter Strzok and the other hating frauds at the FBI & DOJ should be shown to the public on live television, not a closed-door hearing that nobody will see,” the president tweeted. “We should expose these people for what they are – there should be total transparency!”

Trump’s comments came just days before Strzok is set to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Strzok apparently was willing to go before Congress, but the committee issued the order for the June 27 appearance because he wouldn’t confirm a specific date to appear, Fox News has learned.

Strzok was involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation before he was removed following the revelation of several anti-Trump text messages with his bureau colleague and lover, Lisa Page.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s report on the Clinton email investigation, released earlier this month, said Page texted Strzok in August 2016, prior to then-candidate Donald Trump’s election night win, saying “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”

“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” Strzok responded.

Earlier Monday night, Trump also criticized Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner following reports that Warner, while allegedly drinking alcohol at a retreat on Martha’s Vineyard, joked to donors that he might reveal sensitive information known only to him and Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

“If you get me one more glass of wine, I’ll tell you stuff only Bob Mueller and I know. If you think you’ve seen wild stuff so far, buckle up. It’s going to be a wild couple of months,” he reportedly said jokingly.

“Why is Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), perhaps in a near drunken state, claiming he has information that only he and Bob Mueller, the leader of the 13 Angry Democrats on a Witch Hunt, knows,” Trump questioned. “Isn’t this highly illegal. Is it being investigated?”

Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was at a dinner for more than 100 guests as part of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s (DSCC) annual Majority Trust retreat, Politico reported.

The is precedence for President Trump’s suggestion.

On April 22, 1954, television history was made as….

Broadcast “gavel to gavel” on the ABC and DuMont networks from 22 April to 17 June 1954, the Army-McCarthy hearings were the first nationally televised congressional inquiry and a landmark in the emergent nexus between television and American politics. Though the Kefauver Crime Committee hearings of March 1951 can claim priority as a congressional TV show, and subsequent political spectacles (the Watergate hearings, The Iran Contra hearings, The Thomas-Hill hearings) would rivet the attention of later generations of televiewers, the Army-McCarthy hearings remain the genre prototype for sheer theatricality and narrative unity.

…Throughout the thirty-six days of hearings, 188 hours of broadcast time were given over to telecasts originating from the Senate Caucus Room. The network “feed” came courtesy of the facilities of ABC’s Washington, D.C. affiliate, WMAL-TV. 

Of course, nowadays, the cable news networks, especially Fox News, carry Congressional Hearings live on a fairly regular basis.

However, what Trump is suggesting is wall-to-wall coverage of the weasel Strzok’s testimony, in order to educate average Americans as to just how corrupt the Hierarchy at the DOJ and FBI were and to some extent, still are.

From FoundationGate to SpyGate to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his gang of “13 angry Democrats” investigating Trump and his campaign staff for something that never happened, this whole bizarre Three Ring Circus of Political Shenanigans reeks so badly of Democrat Corruption that the smell has wafted to all 50 states.

A smell so horrible that it must be of a psychogenic nature because it has turned the Democrats into non-thinking violent zombies who seem to have forgotten how our system of government works.

Yes, gentle readers, the Democrats ARE smelling what they are shoveling. And, they’re buying it hook, line, and sinker.

Since sunlight is still the best disinfectant, I wholeheartedly agree with President Trump.  These hearings featuring Strzok, Rosenstein, and all of the rest of the Professional Bureaucrats who have worked behind the scenes to usurp to right of Americans to choose our president and then, to allow that president to fulfill his Campaign Promises, need wall-to-wall coverage on several channels, so that average Americans can watch the cockroaches being exposed as the “kitchen light” gets turned on.

Average Americans have not been buying the hatred and misery which the Democrats have been selling for sometime now.

Current Political Polls show a Red WAVE coming in the Mid-Term Elections, instead on the Blue Wave that the Demo and their Vanguard, the Main Stream Media have been erroneously predicting.

It’s time for the Democrats to put up or shut up or that hole that they continue to dig for themselves will have a tombstone at one end of it saying,

Here lies the Democratic Party…Consumed By Their Own Hatred.”

Until He Comes,

KJ

Bypassing the Constitution: Internet Control Accomplished. On To Gun Control.

February 26, 2015

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I tweeted that, yesterday afternoon,  still hot over Obama gaining control over the World Wide Web.

Unfortunately,  that was just the beginning.

The Washington Examiner reports that

It’s starting.

As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this month revealed that it is proposing to put the ban on 5.56 mm ammo on a fast track, immediately driving up the price of the bullets and prompting retailers, including the huge outdoors company Cabela’s, to urge sportsmen to urge Congress to stop the president.

Wednesday night, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, stepped in with a critical letter to the bureau demanding it explain the surprise and abrupt bullet ban. The letter is shown below.

The National Rifle Association, which is working with Goodlatte to gather co-signers, told Secrets that 30 House members have already co-signed the letter and Goodlatte and the NRA are hoping to get a total of 100 fast.

“The Obama administration was unable to ban America’s most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it’s trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA-ILA, the group’s policy and lobby shop. “The NRA and our tens of millions of supporters across the country will fight to stop President Obama’s latest attack on our Second Amendment freedoms.”

At issue is so-called “armor-piercing” ammunition, an exemption for those bullets mostly used for sport by AR-15 owners, and the recent popularity of pistol-style ARs that use the ammo.

The inexpensive 5.56 M885 ammo, commonly called green tips, have been exempt for years, as have higher-caliber ammunition that also easily pierces the type of soft armor worn by police, because it’s mostly used by target shooters, not criminals. The agency proposes to reclassify it as armor-piercing and not exempt.

But now BATFE says that since the bullets can be used in semi-automatic handguns they pose a threat to police and must be banned from production, sale and use. But, as Goodlatte noted, the agency offered no proof. Federal agencies will still be allowed to buy the ammo.

“This round is amongst the most commonly used in the most popular rifle design in America, the AR-15. Millions upon millions of M855 rounds have been sold and used in the U.S., yet ATF has not even alleged — much less offered evidence — that even one such round has ever been fired from a handgun at a police officer,” said Goodlatte’s letter.

Even some police don’t buy the administration’s claim. “Criminals aren’t going to go out and buy a $1,000 AR pistol,” Brent Ball, owner of 417 Guns in Springfield, Mo., and a 17-year veteran police officer told the Springfield News-Leader. “As a police officer I’m not worried about AR pistols because you can see them. It’s the small gun in a guy’s hand you can’t see that kills you.”

Many see the bullet ban as an assault on the AR-15 and Obama’s back-door bid to end production and sale.

“We are concerned,” said Justin Anderson with Hyatt Gun Shop in Charlotte, N.C., one of the nation’s top sellers of AR-15 style rifles. “Frankly, we’re always concerned when the government uses back-door methods to impose quasi-gun control.”

Groups like the National Shooting Sports Foundation suggest that under BATFE’s new rule, other calibers like popular deer hunting .308 bullets could be banned because they also are used in AR platforms, some of which can be turned into pistol-style guns. “This will have a detrimental effect on hunting nationwide,” said the group.

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. – Vladimir Lenin

The laws in this country are written in Congress. That would be the Senate and the House. The president does not write laws. The president does not make law.

Well, he’s not supposed to.

Judges are not supposed to make laws. Judges are not supposed to create laws. That’s only supposed to happen in Congress. When Congress refuses to vote for a law, then it’s dead.

What the president is admitting here is that he can’t legally enact the gun laws that he and his minions would prefer.

So he is just going to do it unilaterally with Executive Orders.

Now, I’m not lying to you when I tell you that is not what Executive Orders permit. It’s not why they were created; it’s not what they’re for. Executive Orders do not grant dictatorial power to presidents. They do not grant the power to the president to violate existing law. Executive Orders do not grant the power to the president to write new law. The president and his team will be in violation of the Constitution if they do this. Now, there are certain things that can be done with Executive Orders, but they can’t write new law. But if nobody stops them, what’s the point?

They can get away with it.

There’s always a way to get away with it.

Obama is trying to achieve his Marxist dream of taking away guns from law-abiding citizens through the issuing of Executive Orders.

However, this is not Russia, during the Bolshevik Revolution. This is America, where we have a System of Checks and Balances.

Please urge your Senator and Representative to put all the pressure they can on their Democratic colleagues to stop the president from turning us into an unarmed citizenry, vulnerable to enemies, foreign and domestic….and political, too.

Obama’s actions, as I have written before, remind me of a spoiled child who, when told “NO!” by his parents, launches into a screeching, whining temper tantrum.

Just like an unruly child, it’s time for Obama to be disciplined…by turning him into a lame duck for the remainder of his presidency.

Obama is not a leader. He is a petulant, pedantic Graduate Assistant, playing at being a tenured professor.

Americans…it’s time to ring the dismissal bell on this class.

Until He comes,

KJ.