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Trump Approval Rating Holds Steady, Despite “Legal Investigations” and Fake News Stories

August 27, 2018

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The Washington Post “reports” that

Whether the president faces legal peril is not clear, but his presidency is at a precarious point. Recent polls suggest his repeated attacks on Mueller for leading a “witch hunt” have lost their effectiveness. And if the Democrats win a majority in at least one house of Congress in the midterm elections, now less than 10 weeks away, they would gain the power to investigate or even impeach.

“The whole reason he is freaking out is he can’t get rid of any of this,” said a longtime adviser to Trump, who, like others interviewed for this story, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House dynamics.

The president’s sense of betrayal came through last week when he derided cooperating witnesses as “flippers.” “Everything’s wonderful and then they get 10 years in jail and they – they flip on whoever the next highest one is, or as high as you can go,” he told Fox News. In contrast, he tweeted that his “brave” former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who was convicted last week of bank fraud and tax fraud, had “refused to ‘break.’ “

Trump has also focused his ire on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whom he has repeatedly and publicly attacked for his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. White House aides have explained to him that firing Sessions would not end the probe, but he remains livid, officials said, particularly after Sessions responded last week with a statement declaring that “the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”

The Trump Organization declined to comment for this story. The White House referred questions to Trump’s outside lawyers, who also declined to comment for this story.

And, with good reason.

This Fake News Story is nothing but wish-casting on the part of its writers.

Laura Ingraham’s Lifezette.com reports that

President Donald Trump’s approval rating remains almost unchanged following a week brimming with bad news for his former personal lawyer and former presidential campaign chairman, according to back-to-back NBC News/Wall Street Journal surveys released Sunday.

“We’ve had this enormous series of events, and these numbers don’t change very much,” said GOP pollster Bill McInturff, according to the WSJ.

McInturff and Democratic pollster Peter Hart worked on the two surveys in the days before and after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen struck a plea deal and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight of 18 counts.

“For the 2018 Democratic strategy, the Manafort and Cohen convictions represent a fool’s gold opportunity rather than a silver bullet solution,” Hart said, pointing to the upcoming midterm elections in November, according to the WSJ.

The first poll found that 46 percent of American voters approved of Trump’s presidential performance while 51 percent disapproved. The follow-up poll found that 44 percent of American voters approved while 52 percent disapproved.

News of Manafort’s convictions and Cohen’s plea deal broke August 21. The first poll of 900 U.S. voters was conducted from August 18-22 and the second survey of 600 voters took place between August 22-25.

Although mainstream media members and the president’s regular critics immediately pounced on the Cohen-Manafort news as proof that Trump was heading closer to impeachment proceedings and permeated the news cycle with their speculation, Trump’s popularity remained virtually unchanged.

As the late Jim Nabors would say as Gomer Pyle,

“Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!”

As I wrote on Saturday, average Americans can recognize a political railroading job when they see one.

The Democratic Party continues to overplay their hand, grossly overestimating their own intelligence while underestimating the intelligence of us Americans who live between the coasts in the Heartland of America.

You would have thought that they would have learned not to do that after their plans for a “Democratic Socialist Paradise” were obliterated on the night of November 8, 2016, when we “forgotten Americans” MADE them remember who we were.

But, no.

Modern American Liberals, especially the Far Left Democratic Party, view themselves as “The Smartest People in the Room”

You can’t tell them a thing. They already know it all.

They thought beyond a shadow of a doubt that if they came up with a cockamamie story about Trump colluding with the Russians to sabotage the 2016 Presidential Election in order to defeat their “chosen one”, Hillary Clinton, that the American People would buy it hook, line, and sinker. All they thought they had to do was get a Special Counsel appointed who had political ties to both Clinton and Obama and who would, in turn, appoint Democratic Donors as his “investigators”.

Then that Special Counsel would be given free rein to broaden the scope of his “investigation”, charging everyone who ever even knew Trump with questionable crimes in order to flip them so that they could get to their real target, President Donald J. Trump.

And so far, their plan has been sort of successful…except for one little problem: The Americans who elected Donald J. Trump are still supporting the President, making the Democrats look like fools and their “not-so-silent” coup attempt appear feckless and nothing but Political Shenanigans or as Trump himself describes it, “A WITCH HUNT”.

So, what’s next?

Next, the Special Counsel and his “17 Angry Democrats” will enlist their brethren in the Southern District of New York to go after Trump’s Organization and his family.

Because, as the Democratic Party proved at least of couple of times during the Obama Administration, if they can’t beat our candidates or our traditional Americans Faith and Vlaues,  they will use Liberals working in our Legal System to tear them down.

A strong, prosperous America and the safety and prosperity of average Americans do not matter to the self-righteous Power Brokers of the Far Left Democratic Party.

Regaining their power in Washington, D.C. does.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

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Manafort/Cohen/Mueller…It’s All Still Just About Hillary Losing

August 23, 2018

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The one thing that hasn’t changed here, the one thing that all of this is about is forcing Donald Trump out of office because the Democrats lost an election. There are no crimes that have occurred here that involve the president of the United States starting with Russian collusion, moving on to obstruction of justice, and even this stuff now with the porn star, Stormy Daniels, Kara McDougal, and the stuff with Paul Manafort, none of it, none of it is going to result in criminal charges against Donald Trump. None of is gonna result in high crimes and misdemeanors.What it’s all gonna lead to is the forthcoming blistering report from the special counsel, Robert Mueller, who remains blind to the actual crimes that have taken place in this entire sordid story. There is clearly now a double standard, a dual system of justice at the highest levels of our Department of Justice. You can see it in the way the DOJ and the FBI exonerated the Democrat presidential candidate when real crimes were taking place for years and years right under their noses, crimes they perhaps even participated in.

Those crimes, because they involved the Democrat nominee, were exonerated. The Democrat nominee herself was exonerated. You go to the Trump campaign, the Republican, the opponent, where there aren’t any crimes, there wasn’t any collusion with Russia, there hasn’t been any obstruction of justice, and yet this is where the allegation of crimes is occurring? And it’s occurring with people who are peripheral to the original charge of all this — Russian collusion, stealing the election?

What is actually happening now is the losers of the election attempting to steal it back. And that’s what all of this yesterday means, it’s why it all happened, and it is what it continues to add up to. The people who lost the election simply can’t accept it and are doing everything they can to overturn that election result. – Rush Limbaugh, 8/22/18

Rush is exactly right.

Did you pay any attention to the Democratic Talking Points being spewed out on all of the cable News Channels yesterday?

The Democrats and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, were doing everything they possibly could to drive President Trump out of office, which, if you step back and look at it, as Rush says, is the same thing that they have been doing since before Trump was even inaugurated.

The Liberal Pundits are desperately attempting to compare what is going on to Watergate and are attempting to somehow, someway make whatever they are accusing Trump of doing into some sort of impeachable offense.

Where were these Paragons of Virtue when Hillary Clinton was sharing top secret e-mails on a private server while she was running a pay-for-play scheme out of the Clinton Foundation, selling access to foreign countries while she was Secretary of State under Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm)?

Why aren’t they investigating “Spygate” and the Clinton-funded FISA Dossier, including the involvement of Clintonistas Cody Shearer and Richard Blumenthal?

Regarding Watergate, the only tape recording going on was that of Michael Cohen’s and that was an abuse of Attorney-Client Privilege.

In this American’s opinion, everything that the Democrats, their Deep State Operatives, and Special Counsel Mueller and his “17 Angry Democrats” have accomplished by all of their efforts to bring down President Donald J. Trump is to cause me to support him that much more.

This all smells like the sort of dirty political “shenanigans” that Sam “Mooney” Giancana and the Chicago Branch of the Mafia used to use when they could not overtly “take out” a politician who would not “play along” with their wishes.

In case you did not know, “Mooney” and the “Boys” delivered Illinois for John F. Kennedy in the 1960 President Election, supposedly after Kennedy Supporter Frank Sinatra asked him to.

But, I digress.

As long as Mueller is allowed to operate outside of the scope of his original mission, he will continue to interfere in the Presidency of Donald J. Trump on behalf of “The Resistance”.

If the President does wait until after the Midterms to relieve Mueller and the “17 Angry Democrats” of their duties, they will not doubt be a part of a purging of the DOJ and FBI that, alluding back to the Mafia, will resemble the activities which went on during the Baptismal Ceremony in “The Godfather”…in a strictly political way, of course.

And that, in itself, would be very entertaining.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Manafort Found Guilty, Cohen Gets Plea Deal, and the Man That Americans Elected is STILL President

August 22, 2018

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Per FoxNews.com,

A federal jury in Virginia convicted former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on eight counts of bank and tax fraud, making him the first campaign associate of President Trump found guilty by a jury as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

But after four days of deliberations, the jury told Judge T.S. Ellis III on Tuesday afternoon that it could not come to a decision on ten other counts related to financial crimes. A mistrial was declared on those counts.

FoxNews.com also reports that

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, admitted Tuesday to violating federal campaign finance laws by arranging hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal “at the direction” of then-candidate Trump.

In entering the plea, Cohen did not specifically name the two women or even Trump, recounting instead that he worked with an “unnamed candidate.” But the amounts and the dates all lined up with the payments made to Daniels and McDougal.

In total, Cohen pleaded guilty to five counts of tax evasion, one count of making false statements to a financial institution, one count of willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an excessive campaign contribution.

Cohen could have received up to 65 years in prison if convicted of all charges. However, as part of his plea deal, Cohen agreed not to challenge any sentence between 46 and 63 months. The deal does not involve a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors.

So what does this all mean, gentle readers?

  1. A Former Campaign Manager of President Trump was found guilty of charges which did NOT involve the President.
  2. Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty of violating campaign finance charges by paying off a couple of gold-diggers.
  3. No Russian Collusion has been found or formally charged to any member of the Trump Campaign nor the President, himself.
  4. Donald J. Trump is still President of the United States of America.

As I sit here writing this post, a visual history unfolds before my eyes concerning how we got to the legal events of the day.

I am remembering the night of November 8, 2016…the scene of astonishment, disbelief, and unstoppable grief among Hillary Supporters…from those who had gathered to hear her presumed Victory Speech who were sent on their way by John Podesta to the panel of anchors and “Political Pundits” on MSNBC who were so dejected that they resembled an  extended version of the painting of the solemn farmer and his wife by Grant Wood, titled “American Gothic”.

The unstoppable grief of Modern American Liberals over the victory of Donald J. Trump that night led them to carry on a National Temper Tantrum highlighted by Fake News Stories, unsubstantiated rumors, and Machiavellian plans and schemes being carried out in the halls of our Nation’s Capitol.

Which brings me to the next images running through my head…scenes from the classic movie starring Jimmy Stewart, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”.

Naive and idealistic Jefferson Smith, leader of the Boy Rangers, is appointed on a lark by the spineless governor of his state. He is reunited with the state’s senior senator–presidential hopeful and childhood hero, Senator Joseph Paine. In Washington, however, Smith discovers many of the shortcomings of the political process as his earnest goal of a national boys’ camp leads to a conflict with the state political boss, Jim Taylor. Taylor first tries to corrupt Smith and then later attempts to destroy Smith through a scandal.         

I have been chronicling since President Trump’s Campaign started as to how he threatened to upset the Washingtonian Status Quo and how the Democratic Elite and the Vichy Republicans as well, viewed him as an “outsider” unfit to hold the highest office in the land.

Follow me, gentle readers

As I have chronicled time and time again, Muller’s team includes 17 lawyers  investigating for “corruption”, who are Democrats who are heavy donors to the DNC.

Therefore, they are hardly “objective”.

As I have written before, the frenzy which those who are still grieving Hillary’s loss have built themselves into as a group resembles the mentality of an old West Lynch Mob.

And that mob stretches from UC Berkeley to Capitol Hill.

They want a hanging, and by gum, there WILL be a “hanging”, even is it has to be past and present employees of President Trump’s, in order to teach him a “lesson” as to who is REALLY in charge of this country.

Being the minority Political Ideology in America has never stopped Modern American Liberals from trying to enforce their will upon the American people.

On November 8th, the Electoral College, put in place by our Founding Fathers, stopped them.

The Russia-Trump Collusion Fairy Tale and all of the subsequent legal “rabbit holes” are all a part of their attempt to change the results of the 2016 President Election and to circumvent our Constitution.

It is more than apparent that Mueller is a part of “The Resistance”.

And, all of us average Americans, living between the coasts, who put Trump in office are watching the biggest example of the “railroading” of a public official in our nation’s history.

Mr. President, it is past time to “Drain the Swamp”.

It’s time to FLUSH IT!

Until He Comes,

KJ

CNN Airs Cohen/Trump Audio Tape About McDougal

July 25, 2018

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“There’s no way the president’s going to be talking about setting up a corporation, and then using cash, unless you’re a complete idiot. And the president’s not an idiot.”

…“The point is the president wanted the transaction to be memorialized.” – Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani

CNN.com reports that

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model’s story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording of the conversation aired exclusively on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”

The recording offers the public a glimpse at the confidential discussions between Trump and Cohen, and it confirms the man who now occupies the Oval Office had contemporaneous knowledge of a proposal to buy the rights to the story of Karen McDougal, a woman who has alleged she had an extramarital affair with Trump about a decade ago.

Cohen told Trump about his plans to set up a company and finance the purchase of the rights from American Media, which publishes the National Enquirer.

“I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker.

Trump interrupts Cohen asking, “What financing?” according to the recording. When Cohen tells Trump, “We’ll have to pay.” Trump is heard saying “pay with cash” but the audio is muddled and it’s unclear whether he suggests paying with cash or not paying. Cohen says, “no, no” but it is not clear what is said next.

No payment was ever made from Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the President’s attorney, has said. Giuliani has previously acknowledged that the recorded discussion related to the buying the story rights.

The recording, which was provided to CNN by Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis, was made in September 2016.

“What is this about? This is about honesty versus false disparagement of Michael Cohen.

Why is Giuliani out falsely disparaging Michael Cohen — because they fear him,” Davis said on “Cuomo Prime Time.”

“What do they fear, Chris? Why am I representing him? They fear that he has the truth about Donald Trump. He will someday speak the truth about Donald Trump. The truth is that when Donald Trump said ‘cash,’ which Rudy Giuliani knows that only drug dealers and mobsters talk about cash, it was, you heard Michael Cohen … say what? ‘No, no, no, no.'”

Davis later added: “Ladies and gentlemen, if you voted for Donald Trump, listen to the tape and ask yourself: Is Donald Trump lying when he said he didn’t use the word ‘cash’ and accuses Michael Cohen of using the word ‘cash’? Cohen has been disparaged. Cohen has been insulted and called all sorts of things by people around Donald Trump.”

Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, refuted that the tape shows Trump was offering a cash payment.

“Whoever is telling Davis that cash in that conversation refers to green currency is lying to him,” Futerfas told CNN. “There’s no transaction done in green currency. It doesn’t happen. The whole deal never happened. If it was going to happen, it would be a payment to a large company that would obviously be accompanied by an agreement of sale. Those documents would be prepared by lawyers on both sides.”

Cash, in the conversation, was in reference to how a deal would be financed, Futerfas added.

“The word cash came up in the context of the distinction between financing, which is referenced, and no financing, which means a full payment, a total one-time payment.

That’s the context in which the word cash is used,” he said. “Anyone who knows anything about the company or how the President does business knows there is no green cash. Everything is documented. Every penny is documented.”

Court filings said federal prosecutors have obtained 12 audio recordings from the FBI raids on Cohen earlier this year. CNN previously reported that Trump’s lawyers waived attorney-client privilege on the President’s behalf regarding the recording involving him personally.

The discussion relates to whether Trump should buy the rights of the story from American Media, which paid McDougal $150,000 in August 2016 for her story about an alleged 10 month affair with Trump. The story was never published by AMI.

In addition to discussing the McDougal payment, Trump and Cohen are overheard running through a list of potential legal issues, including contesting a New York Times request to unseal divorce records from Trump’s first wife Ivana as well as more mundane matters such as polling numbers and Trump surrogate Pastor Mark Burns.

What in the name of Donna Shalala does this have to do with the original accusation against the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, which Special Counsel Robert Mueller is supposed to be investigating?

The answer is nothing at all.

The reason being that THERE IS NO RUSSIAN COLLUSION. Never was and never will be.

However, gentle readers, what we do have is a lawyer about to be disbarred for breaking Attorney-Client Privilege.

Per legaldictionary.com,

In the law of evidence, a client’s privilege to refuse to disclose, and to prevent any other person from disclosing, confidential communications between the client and his or her attorney. Such privilege protects communications between attorney and client that are made for the purpose of furnishing or obtaining professional legal advice or assistance. That privilege that permits an attorney to refuse to testify as to communications from the client. It belongs to the client, not the attorney, and hence only the client may waive it. In federal courts, state law is applied with respect to such privilege.

This is a bond that attorneys are not allowed to break, even to save their own sorry as…err…self.

There is no doubt in my mind that Attorney Lanny Davis is advising his client, Michael Cohen, to break this sacred bond.

You may have seen Lanny Davis on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, or any other new channel he could get his mug on.

Just who is he?

Per heavy.com,

Lanny Davis, who worked as White House Special Counsel under Bill Clinton, is a staunch supporter of both Bill and Hillary Clinton. He attended Yale Law School with Hillary and says that he has been friendly with her and with Bill ever since.

Davis repeatedly defended Hillary Clinton when she came under attack for her email and server use during the 2016 presidential campaign.

And he went so far as to say that Clinton would have won the 2016 election — if it hadn’t been for James Comey and the timing of his investigation. Davis said that Comey’s letter to Congress, announcing that he was investigating Clinton’s emails, swung the election decisively in Trump’s favor.

Davis made the case in a book, “The Unmasking of the Presidency.” He argued that Comey’s letter came at the worst possible time for Hillary: just a few weeks before the election itself, so that she had no time to address the issues before Americans went to the polls

The plot sickens.

When the original raid on Trump Attorney Michael Cohen’s office in New York happened last August, Fox News reported that

…Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan, said Monday’s raid was conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan and was based at least partly on a referral from Mueller.

“The decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary,” Ryan said in a statement. “It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients.”

A source close to the White House also agreed with Trump’s take on the alleged bias of Mueller investigators, saying that “the hiring of all those Clinton people for Mueller’s team was not an accident. It was done to bring down the president.”

And now, a long-time friend and attorney of Bill and Hillary Clinton’s is representing President Trump’s Former Attorney and releasing audio tapes

Do you see a pattern here, gentle readers?

You have Washington Insiders, Deep State Operatives if you will, working to overturn the will of the American People, as expressed in the Presidential Election held on November 8, 2016.

You have a Special Counsel who served as a mule for Hillary Clinton during the scandal known as Uranium One, in which she, as Secretary of State, sold 20% of our uranium supply to the Russians.

And a Washington Insider, seated as the Attorney General of the United States of America, recusing himself from the whole thing.

Mr. President, if you and the First Lady are invited to go to the Ford Theatre before this whole plot plays out, please politely refuse.

I’m just sayin’.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

 

 

 

Bloodless Coup Continues as Libs Try to Involve Hannity

April 17, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

A federal judge on Monday denied a request from President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen to review the documents seized from the lawyer’s home and office last week before prosecutors see them, dealing a setback to Trump’s legal team. 
 
U.S. District Judge Kimbra Wood said that she had faith in the Justice Department’s so-called “taint team” to isolate materials protected by attorney-client privilege, but added that she would consider allowing a neutral third party requested by Cohen to weigh in.

Also Monday, attorneys confirmed that Fox News host Sean Hannity was the third individual who received Cohen’s legal help.

Cohen, who formerly worked at the Trump Organization, is under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal conduct and business dealings, including a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about a sexual encounter with the married Trump in 2006.

Wood told prosecutors to put all the seized documents into a searchable database to determine which should come under review. Prosecutors said they expected to let Wood know on Wednesday how long it will take them to share the materials with Cohen’s legal team. Cohen’s lawyers say they will then go through the materials and share relevant information with President Trump’s legal team.

Lawyers for Cohen and Trump had sought to be allowed to decide which items seized are protected by attorney-client privilege before prosecutors see them.

…”Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees,” Hannity said in a statement issued after his radio show. “I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective. I assumed those conversations were confidential, but to be absolutely clear they never involved any matter between me and a third party.”

Gentle readers, what we are now witnessing is a coup in progress.

Not a violent coup as happens in Third World Countries. Instead, we are watching a bloodless coup take place before our very eyes.

Just as America has born witness to since the reign of King Barack The First, Liberals are using our legal system to attempt to overturn the will of the American People.

No, this ol’ cracka is not losing his mind…just the power of the voting booth.

It all started when state after state voted not to allow Homosexual Marriage. American citizens did not do so out of meanness, but out of their belief that the term “marriage” was reserved for one man and one woman to join together in love.

Of course, Liberal Judges then got involved, a least one of them himself a homosexual, ruling against the American people, until the matter wound up in front of the Supreme Court and we all know how that turned out.

I wrote for months ahead of the 2016 Presidential Election as to how Trump was going to shake up the Status Quo which the elite on both sides of the Political Aisle held so dear because it made them a ton of loot.

After the miraculous wonderful night of November 8, 2016, I wrote about the ongoing National Temper Tantrum being thrown American Liberals, who simply could not accept that Hillary Clinton got beat fair and square in  accordance with the system of government which our Founding Fathers so brilliantly installed to prevent our country from being ransacked and ruined by mob rule.

Now the Democratic Party and willing dupes on the Republican Side of the Political Aisle have become so grief-stricken, that they have determined to remove a sitting President by any means necessary, including using the courts to “overrule” the results of that fateful night in November, when a Citizen Statesman defeated a Professional Politician who was running for the Presidency of the United States simply because “it was her turn”.

In fact, they are so desperate to somehow force a “do-over” of the 2016 Presidential Election that now they are staking their hopes on a Porn Actress and are attempting to smear Fox News’ Sean Hannity out of spite.

Yesterday, I wrote that there was going to be a backlash by voters against the Democrats this November in the Mid-Term Elections.

As I watch the Deep State Operatives, the Democratic Party, the Vichy Republicans, and the Main Stream Media keep flinging poo at us like Chimps throwing it at spectators in a zoo, I pray that our country lasts until November.

It is very evident that those whom I listed above learned nothing at all on the night of November 8, 2016.

NEVER underestimate the resolve of average Americans.

This nation’s freedom was won and has been guarded and maintained by those whom you look down upon, “Smartest People in the Room”.

Average Americans knew that they were not electing a “Saint’.

Just a man who thought like they did and who loved their country like they did.

And, that salient fact made him an easy choice over whom you offered for the job.

No matter how hard you guys try to force him out of office “for our own good”, Americans will continue to stand by him.

Because the 8 years that Americans suffered through before him made Americans cherish their freedom even more.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

Trump’s Lawyers Ask Judge to Block Feds From Reviewing Cohen “Privileged Communications”

April 16, 2018

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TheHill.com reports that

Lawyers for President Trump wrote a federal judge on Sunday asking her to halt federal prosecutors from reviewing documents seized in Michael Cohen’s office and home, arguing that the Department of Justice cannot fairly evaluate the materials.

A trio of lawyers for the president wrote to Judge Kimba Wood in the Southern District of New York to request Trump and Cohen be allowed to identify privileged communications prior to a fuller review.

Trump’s lawyers – Joanna Hendon, Christopher Dysard and Reed Keefe – wrote that potentially privileged information was seized during the raid. They argue that Trump should be able to review those documents before a taint team made up of federal agents and prosecutors to ensure his right to attorney-client privilege.

“The President, the public, and the government have a vital interest in ensuring the integrity of the privilege review process, and the taint team procedure is plainly inadequate to the task,” the lawyers wrote, according to a copy of the letter published by Talking Points Memo. “There is, as well, cause for concern that a taint team could not evaluate Mr. Cohen’s files (and, in particular, those relating to the president) fairly,” they continued, arguing that prosecutors would be disinclined to see certain communications as privileged.

Trump has criticized his own Justice Department on multiple occasions, focusing on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and special counsel Robert Mueller in particular.

Cohen, who has worked as Trump’s lawyer for years, had his office and hotel room raided last week. He is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations.

Federal agents reportedly seized bank records, communications between Cohen and Trump, and documents related to related to payments to two women who alleged they had an affair with the president more than a decade ago.

Prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrants for the raid “in part” based on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, which prompted President Trump to launch a series of attacks on Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

So, would someone, anyone, please tell this ol’ cracka what in the name of Dow Jones and all his little averages does a “Get Lost!” Payment made to a gold-digging you-know-what by a private citizen’s lawyer have to do with any sort of covert or nefarious actions taken by Trump or his Campaign Staff long after that payment was made?

And, what the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks does an “affair” which has yet to be proven have to do with a fairly elected United States President’s ability to do his job?

As I have written before, this entire Stormy Daniels kerfluffle is the height of irony.

Those who wish to dispose of President Trump through impeachment or any means necessary expect America to make some sort of noble heroine out of a woman who for years has made a living on her back.

This is the same bunch who thought that Hillary would win in a landslide.

Per Breitbart.com,

Despite weeks and weeks of media hype about porn star Stormy Daniels, not only has President Trump’s job approval rating jumped in the latest Quinnipiac poll, but only 23 percent of Americans believe the alleged affair is an important issue. A massive majority of 73 percent say it is not.
Even 51 percent of Democrats agree it is not an important issue, along with 79 percent of Independents. Moreover, there is also no notable gender gap on the question.

In worse news for the media, although Trump denies the affair, by a margin of 58 – 14 percent they do not believe him but they still do not care.

By a margin of 59 – 24 percent, people also believe Trump knew about the $130,000 payoff to silence Daniels (Trump denies being told about it). But by a margin of 59 – 38  percent, they say Trump’s possible knowledge of the payoff is not an important issue — this includes 63 percent of Independents. And again there is no notable gender gap on the question.

Quinnipiac sums up the Stormy findings this way, “Yes he did it. No we don’t care. A big yawn from voters on Stormy Daniels, President Trump and the payoff.”

I will take Breitbart’s analysis a step further.

This poll means that not only do the overwhelming majority of Americans not care, they do not buy what the Democrats and their Vanguard, the Main Stream Media, are selling.

You want to know why, gentle readers?

The old adage remains true:

Americans vote with their pocketbooks.

“It’s the Economy, stupid!”

Taxes have been cut. Americans are seeing more of their hard-eared money on their paychecks. And, more Americans are actually receiving paychecks.

So, go ahead Deep State Operatives.

Try to somehow link a two-bit …err…woman of ill repute, a private citizen’s lawyer (Trump WAS a private citizen at the time), and a Russia Collusion Case based on a discredited Dossier compiled by people of questionable character.

That dog wouldn’t hunt even if you waved a stained blue dress in front of it.

The majority of Americans will laugh at you and count their extra money.

And, all the Democrats will see out of it will be a backlash at the polls this November in the Mid-Term Elections.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

Senate Reps Want Trump to Keep Mueller…What Will He Do?

April 11, 2018

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Evidently, the Senate’s Republican Leadership disagrees with Former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino.

According to ChicagoTribune.com,

Senate Republican leaders sharply warned President Donald Trump not to fire Robert Mueller III on Tuesday – but they once again stopped short of embracing legislation to protect the special counsel. Their reluctance to take more forceful action came as Democratic leaders voiced new urgency to shield Mueller a day after Trump said he had been encouraged by some to dismiss the special counsel. At least one rank-and-file Republican endorsed moving forward soon with a bill to protect him.

But Senate GOP leaders were not budging from their position against taking preventive action, underscoring the downside they have long seen in being too confrontational against the leader of their party. Even at moments of great uncertainty about what Trump will do next, congressional Republican leaders have opted not to further agitate him.

“I haven’t seen clear indication yet that we needed to pass something to keep him from being removed, because I don’t think that’s going to happen,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. McConnell did not elaborate on why he believed that.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, his top deputy, said he also didn’t believe Mueller would be removed. Asked why, he replied, “I think the consequences of doing so are some that not even the president can anticipate. And I think it would be a mistake.”

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, issued Trump a sharper warning. He said on Fox Business Network it would be “suicide for the president to want, to talk about firing Mueller.” Grassley said the less the president said about it, “the better off he would be, the stronger his presidency would be.”

Grassley has refused to consider a pair of bills released last year to protect the special counsel before they were merged into one. A combined bill that a bipartisan group of senators have been working on would institute a 10-day delay before any order from a top Justice Department official to fire a special counsel could take effect, according to a congressional aide with knowledge of the legislation.

The ousted special counsel would have those 10 days to appeal the decision to a three-judge panel before their termination is complete. The bill would also require all staff and documents be preserved during that window.

Why shouldn’t the President of the United States of America fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his “investigative” cadre of Democratic Donors?

Well, as per usual, the Godfather of Conservative Talk Radio, Rush Limbaugh, has an opinion on that…

The worst thing Trump could do is start firing people. That’s what he’s being goaded into doing. Many of you think that’s what Trump should do. Many of you think this is the just and proper thing. But this is more than just and proper right now. This is about survival. And Trump and his people and by extension those of you who voted for Trump are up against people who aren’t playing by any rules. There’s no reason you should, either, then. There aren’t any rules governing what’s happening here. They’re violating rules. The first rule violated was the appointment of Mueller! He should never have been appointed, and when he was, he wasn’t given a specific crime to pursue, unlimited budget, no boundaries on where he could go. By the way, that’s the interesting thing here. On this whole raid of Trump’s lawyer’s office, Mueller didn’t do this. Very wisely.

What Mueller did was refer this to the U.S. attorney’s office for the famous now SDNY, Southern District of New York Manhattan. That is the mother court. In the DOJ the Southern District of Manhattan is the court. The district for Washington is number two. This is the court.

So Mueller refers what they think they found with Cohen. By the way, let’s review what they think they have with Cohen. The charge here bank fraud campaign contribution, Washington Post, the FBI was looking for evidence of bank fraud and illegal campaign contributions. That’s what all of this, according to the Washington Post, is about, and their headline: “Michael Cohen is in Serious Legal Jeopardy.”

The bank fraud is supposed to be the $130,000 loan that Cohen took out to pay the porn star, Stormy Daniels, whom Trump had a meeting with, whatever happened at it, one time 12 years ago. I didn’t know it was against the law to take out a loan to pay somebody for a nondisclosure agreement, but they’re saying that it was an illegal campaign contribution.

Cohen’s payment, illegal campaign contribution. The reason is he was paying her to shut up a couple of weeks before the election. And that we’re told is the equivalent of a campaign contribution, and it’s way in excess of the individual limit. Can you imagine the unreported contributions in the Clinton years alone? You want to talk about illegal campaign donations, Hillary Clinton was selling her presidency all over the world via the Clinton Crime Family Foundation which shut down after she lost.

There was no more reason to keep it open because there was no more reason to give the Clintons any money! And it was never once looked at.

But, that’s different. It’s always different when Democrats do it.

Besides, quite frankly, the GOP Elite do not care if President Trump gets impeached or not.

Hillary would not be successor, not matter how long the Liberal National Temper Tantrum lasts.

Vice-President Mike Pence would become President, which the Republican Establishment would not mind at all.

You see, gentle readers, they way the feel about the matter is that good ol’ Mike Pence is a Professional Politician, just like they are.

Therefore, they feel like he would be “easier” to get along with”, i.e. more malleable.

The problem with their assumption is the fact that Mike Pence is a very good man, who relies on his Christian Faith to guide him.

Meanwhile, their intended prey, President Donald J. Trump, had dinner last night with Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, the renowned Alan Dershowitz, who said Tuesday that the raid on Michael Cohen’s office was unconstitutional.

“Remember who comprises the firewall and taint teams [the investigate teams dealing with the raid]. It’s ‘other FBI agents, prosecutors and government officials who have no right under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, even to see private or confidential materials, regardless whether it is ever used against a defendant.”

So, now, everyone is wondering exactly what President Trump is going to do about this abuse of power by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Deep State-riddled FBI.

Hopefully, he will come up with a strategy which will effectively squash this coup by the Democrats.

Because if they get their way and somehow remove Trump from office, thereby negating the votes of average Americans in 30 states in America’s Heartland, it will threaten to split America apart at the seams.

Which, just like the Marxists in other countries before them, is probably exactly what those who are carrying out and supporting this Deep State Coup want.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

 

 

FBI Raids Trump’s Attorney’s Office…Are We in the Middle of a Coup?

April 10, 2018

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On the evening of April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and Confederate sympathizer, assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.

…He and his co-conspirators believed the simultaneous assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William H. Seward–the president and two of his possible successors–would throw the U.S. government into disarray.

The Lincolns arrived late for the comedy, but the president was reportedly in a fine mood and laughed heartily during the production. Lincoln occupied a private box above the stage with his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, a young army officer named Henry Rathbone and Rathbone’s fiancé, Clara Harris, the daughter of New York Senator Ira Harris.

At 10:15, Booth slipped into the box and fired his .44-caliber single-shot derringer pistol into the back of Lincoln’s head. After stabbing Rathbone, who immediately rushed at him, in the shoulder, Booth leapt onto the stage and shouted, “Sic semper tyrannis!” (“Thus ever to tyrants!”–the Virginia state motto). – USHistory.com

While no assassination attempt has been tried against our current President, Donald J. Trump, I believe that America is witnessing a full-blown coup in progress.

FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump reacted angrily Monday to news that federal agents had raided the office and home of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen — calling the action “disgraceful” and describing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as “an attack on our country.”

Before a White House meeting with top military advisers, Trump took several minutes to blast the raid and the Mueller probe.

“It’s a disgraceful situation. It’s a total witch hunt,” said Trump, who claimed that he had “given over a million pages in documents to the special counsel. They continue to just go forward … and I have this witch hunt constantly going on for over 12 months now. Actually it’s much more than that. You could say right after I won the [2016 Republican] nomination it started.”

Trump also accused Mueller’s investigators of being “the most biased group of people [with] the biggest conflicts of interest” and said Attorney General Jeff Sessions “made a terrible mistake for the country” when he recused himself from overseeing the Russia investigation last year.

A source close to the White House told Fox News’ John Roberts that the raid showed that the Mueller investigation “is out of control” and was a “demonstration of bad faith” on the part of the special counsel.

“What in the name of God is Mueller doing?” the source told Roberts. “He wants to take down the President.”

Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan, said Monday’s raid was conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan and was based at least partly on a referral from Mueller.

“The decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary,” Ryan said in a statement. “It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients.”

A source close to the White House also agreed with Trump’s take on the alleged bias of Mueller investigators, saying that “the hiring of all those Clinton people for Mueller’s team was not an accident. It was done to bring down the president.”

Gentle readers, do you get the feeling that you are smack dab in the middle of a conspiracy at the higher levels of our government, designed to circumvent both the Constitution and the right of American Citizens to choose our President?

For a year now, we have been hearing how Special Counsel Mueller’s integrity is above reproach. I do not personally know the man, so I have no first-hand knowledge of whether it is or not.

However, is it just me…or does it appear to be a gross Conflict of Interest for the Special Counsel and several members of his staff, who are conducting an exhaustive, no boundaries investigation searching for possible malfeasance of the part of a sitting Republican President and his staff, to have been members of a Law Firm with a very long and lucrative history of heavy donations to the Democratic Party?

Say what? You didn’t know that 16 members of the Mueller Investigate Team are Democrat Party Donors and that Mueller and others worked for the huge, prestigious law firm of WilmerHale?

Well…

Pull up your socks and listen to this…

If you look at the Total Percentage of Political Contributions made by this Law Firm that Robert Mueller and several of his “investigators” worked for, you will notice that over the last 28 years, Wilmer Hale has donated approximately 8.5 million dollars to individual political candidates with 66% of those funds going to Democrats and only 31% going to Republicans.

Now. let’s get down to the number crunching….

Just for fun, let’s look at WilmerHale’s political donations for the 2016 Election Cycle. They gave $1,484,082 in total contributions. 76% of that total went to Democrats, including I am sure, a sizable chunk to the Presidential Campaign of Hillary Clinton. Only 21% of their Political Donations for the year of 2016 went to Republican Candidates.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was a partner at Hale and Dorr LLP, an affiliate of WilmerHale, from 1993-1995. In 1994, that Law Firm gave a Total of $64,525 in Political Donations to Individual Candidates. $40,550 went to Democrats. $23,975 went to Republicans. The percentages broke down to 63% and 37%, respectively.

Robert Mueller was hired at WilmerHale in March of 2014 and stayed there until he was appointed Special Counsel in May of 2017.

That means that he was a contributor through his Law Firm to two Election Cycles, the 2014 Midterm Elections and the 2016 Presidential Election.

Additionally, Mueller’s involvement in the Uranium One Democratic Collusion with Russia places him in another position of possible Conflict of Interest. Even if he is the man of integrity that all of the Washington Establishment claims him to be, the activities of the FBI Before, during, and after the Uranium One Deal and during the past ten months have been less than exemplary, to say the least.

Mueller’s history with the FBI, the WilmerHale Law Firm, and as a Washington Democratic Establishment Insider makes his motives suspicious to say the least.

The Interim Federal Attorney for the Southern District of New York, whom Mueller got to facilitate yesterday’s raid on the offices of Trump’s attorney, is Geoffrey Berman, who was appointed by AG Jeff Sessions last January.

Berman was the co-managing shareholder of the New Jersey office of the law firm of Greenberg Traurig when he was appointed.

Per OpenSecrets.org, Greenburg Traurig has donated $291,498 to Democrats and $138,739 to Republicans so far in the 2018 Election Cycle.

Do you see a pattern here, gentle readers?

You have Washington Insiders, Deep State Operatives if you will, working to overturn the will of the American People, as expressed in the Presidential Election held on November 8, 2016.

And a Washington Insider, seated as the Attorney General of the United States of America, recusing himself from the whole thing.

Mr. President, if you and the First Lady are invited to go to the theatre before this whole plot plays out, please politely refuse.

I’m just sayin’.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Stormy Daniels Could Have to Pay Trump Millions of Dollars If Case is Moved to Federal Court

March 17, 2018

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President Donald J. Trump must be feeling Presidential Campaign deja vu…

…because he is having to deal with another “Manufactured Bimbo Eruption”.

However, he may not have to endure this distraction from his Presidential Duties much longer.

Yesterday, CNN.com reported that

The lawyer representing the adult film star Stormy Daniels alleges that some of the accusations she’s making against President Donald Trump occurred while Trump was in office.

“Is there anything in the litany of accusations — you would call them facts — that surround this case that happened while Donald Trump was President?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, during an interview Friday.

“Yes,” Avenatti replied.

When asked by Tapper if he could elaborate, Avenatti gave a simple “no.”

Avenatti had claimed earlier Friday in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo that Daniels was “physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump.”

He declined to provide further details about who made the threat during that interview, including whether or not it was Trump or someone associated with him.

CNN had reached out to Larry Rosen, a lawyer representing Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, and Jill Martin, a Trump Organization lawyer who has been involved in legal matters related to the Daniels allegations. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said during Friday’s White House press briefing that she has “no knowledge of that situation” and referred reporters to Trump’s personal attorneys.

Avenatti reiterated to Tapper Friday that the public will have more details from Daniels’ upcoming interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which is slated to air later this month.

“I think that when the American people hear from my client who will provide details — very specific details related to this threat — they will conclude, as I have, that this was not a random threat by some wing nut … out of the blue,” he told Tapper.

Evidently, The President and his attorney have had enough of these shenanigans because last night the Associated Press reported that

Donald Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, wants a lawsuit brought by porn actress Stormy Daniels moved to federal court, and claims the woman could owe $20 million in damages for violating a non-disclosure agreement.

The Friday court filing seeks to move Daniels’ case from a state-level court to federal court in Los Angeles.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is seeking to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement. She has offered to return the $130,000 she was paid.

The filing accuses Clifford of violating the agreement more than 20 times.

A separate filing says Trump would join a request to have the case heard by an arbitrator.

Clifford’s lawyer says it’s an attempt to have the matter decided in private arbitration, “thus hiding the truth from the public.”

Or perhaps, Mr. Avenatti, the President and Mr. Cohen know exactly who is paying your salary.

It has been quite obvious for a while now, that there is a reason that Ms. Daniels/Richards or whatever she is calling herself today, is back to bother Donald J. Trump…and that reason is money…and lots of it.

Just take a look at her lawyer.

Michael Avenatti is a high-profile American attorney, commentator, and entrepreneur who is based in Los Angeles. You can routinely see him on television and in the print medium as a professional pundit on a bunch of issues. He’s considered one of the foremost trial lawyers in America with victories across the country.

According to the biographical page on his website, he has been responsible as lead counsel for over 1 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements, including many which were well in excess of 10 million dollars.

Also according to his own biographical page on his website, during college and Law School. he worked at a political opposition research and media firm, which was run by Chicago Mayor, Clinton confidant, and former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. While with Emmanuel’s research and media firm, Avenatti worked on over 150 campaigns and 42 States, including multiple gubernatorial and Congressional campaigns, such as Joe Biden’s US Senate campaign.

3 years after graduating from Law School, he joined Greene, Broillet, & Wheeler, a Los Angeles boutique litigation firm. While he was there, he was spearheaded a successful idea theft lawsuit which involved, drumroll please, the reality show “The Apprentice”and its producer, Mark Burnett, as well as Donald Trump.

As an aside, it you look at contributions made in Santa Monica, CA, where Greene, Broillet, and Wheeler are located, to local Democratic Candidates, you will find several donations from lawyers with that firm.

But, I digress.

One of my colleagues at spartareport.com called this situation “sad”…and, it truly is.

It is bad enough for this young lady to breach the confidentiality agreement for which she was well compensated for. However, for her lawyer to go on CNN and try to claim that the President of the United States of America is somehow involved with a “woman of ill repute” whom his lawyer paid to leave him alone so many years ago, is beyond the pale.

That is…until you realize who is actually paying for Mr. Avenatti’s services.

It most certainly isn’t Ms. Daniels paying for Avenatti’s services.

Evidently, she is used to having other men pay for hers.

Just as it was in the case of all of the “young ladies” which Gloria Allred paraded in front of every camera that she could find during the 2016 Presidential Campaign, the reason for the reappearance of Stormy Daniels could not be more apparent…or revolting.

I thought Chicago Backroom Political Strategy left Democratic Party Politics when Obama did.

Evidently, they are still practicing it…and failing miserably.

And, as my fellow writer at spartareport.com would say,

That is just SAD.

Until He Comes,

KJ