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Putin unveils new Russian nuclear missile, says it renders defenses ‘useless’

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Russia has a new array of nuclear-capable weapons including an intercontinental ballistic missile that renders defense systems “useless,” President Vladimir Putin announced Thursday.

The ICBM has a longer range than any other and can reach almost any target in the world, Putin said in his annual address to lawmakers and political elites.

Other new technologies he highlighted included supersonic missiles and drone submarines that he said cannot be stopped.

Putin’s marathon speech came 17 days before a presidential election in which he is seeking an unprecedented fourth term in power. It was accompanied by video footage showing some of the new weaponry in action as well as simulations on a giant screen.



Busted: Kellyanne Conway spent taxpayers money on private flights



Former Congressman Tom Price was forced out as Secretary of Health and Human Services last September for spending thousands of taxpayers dollars on charter flights, and has repaid about $60,000 of that cost – but Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway, who tagged along on ten flights with Price, has gotten a free ride.

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, wants to know why Conway has not been publicly chastised, repaid the cost of her travel, been fired or at least punished for doing the exact same thing that cost Price his job.


Papadopoulos told Mueller that Trump encouraged him to set up meeting with Putin



A new book by Yahoo News’ Michael Isikoff and Mother Jones’ David Corn being published today says that Donald Trump “personally encouraged” George Papadopoulos to arrange a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.1

If true, this stunning revelation contradicts the public views of what happened at an important meeting with Trump and his foreign policy team on March 31, 2016.

Papadopoulos — who Trump called a “coffee boy” — was actually a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. After pleading guilty to lying to the FBI he has become a key cooperating witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

This different view of what Papadopoulos told federal investigators before the election was reported in “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” by Isikoff and Corn.



Daily Mail just exposed the spy Trump tried to use to get to Russia



The layers of the onion are beginning to peel away in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the links between the Trump administration and the proven Russian interference in the president’s 2016 election.


In an exclusive report, the U.K.’s Daily Mail has learned new details about the meeting in the Seychelles between Trump envoy Erik Prince, the founder of the infamous Blackwater private militia and brother to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Kirill Dmitriev, a Russian financier and oligarch close to the Kremlin.

As you may remember, the meeting, which Prince initially described in sworn testimony before the House Intelligence Committee as a meaningless chance encounter, was set up by Mohamed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the de-facto joint ruler of the United Arab Emirates. According to The Daily Mail, the crown prince brought two previously undisclosed colleagues with him to the meeting.

One, Hamad al Mazroie, is the de facto head of the UAE intelligence service, in effect the country’s top spymaster. The other, Mohammed Dahlan, is a Palestinian adviser to bin Zayed who is fluent in Russian and considered his personal emissary to the Kremlin.

Prince did not mention either man in his congressional testimony.




Trump fires Rex Tillerson, and picks CIA Director as his replacement




Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State. He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service! Gina Haspel will become the new Director of the CIA, and the first woman so chosen. Congratulations to all!

According to the Washington Post, last Friday Trump asked Tillerson to step aside. Tillerson cut short his trip to Africa on Monday to return to Washington.

Pompeo will replace him at the State Department, and Gina Haspel—the CIA’S deputy director—will succeed him at the CIA, becoming the first woman to run the intelligence agency, if confirmed…

…Tillerson and Trump have had a tempestuous relationship throughout the president’s tenure, with published reports, denied by the secretary of State, that he had referred to Trump as a “moron.” The reports prompted Trump to challenge his secretary of State to an IQ test.

Trump thinks Tillerson is “too establishment” in his thinking, and reportedly felt it was important to make the change now, as he prepares for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, as well as upcoming trade negotiations.

[MY NOTE: Yeah, it always “makes sense” to change horses in mid stream.]


The revolving door at the Trump White House

“The best people” keep leaving.


Remember Sean Spicer, White House press secretary? He resigned after some testy encounters with the press. How about Hope Hicks, White House communications director? She resigned amid rising tensions in the administration. Then there’s “The Mooch”— otherwise known as Anthony Scaramucci. He was White House communications director for only 11 days before getting fired.

National Security Council staffer Rich Higgins? Booted. Staff secretary Rob PorterQuit after allegations of domestic abuse.Omarosa? Resigned to return to her roots on reality television. If it seems like there’s been a ton of turnover at the White House, there has been. In fact, Trump’s White House has seen more turnover in its first year than the past five administrations. Is this cause for concern?

High staff turnover at the White House isn’t necessarily unusual. Newly inaugurated presidents often fill some spots in their administration with campaign staff and later replace them with more seasoned picks. But the sheer number of people leaving the Trump administration is unusual. According to Kathryn Dunn Tenpas, a nonresident senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, the turnover at the Trump White House “is high, and it’s not just high, it’s off the charts.”

Tenpas compared turnover among the president’s most influential staff going back five administrations, “Since Reagan, the highest turnover rate during that first year was Ronald Reagan at 17 percent. [Trump’s] turnover rate during that first year was 34 percent. So he doubled the previous highest rate of turnover.” By comparison, the lowest rate of first-year turnover in a president’s first year was George W. Bush at 6 percent, while Obama had a turnover rate of 9 percent. So President Trump, with 34 percent, truly is extraordinarily high.

The 9 people Donald Trump might fire next

9. Betsy DeVos: The Education secretary has had a very rocky road. This weekend was the bumpiest bit yet as DeVos seemed totally out of her depth in an interview with “60 Minutes” Lesley Stahl. Trump hates negative headlines that he doesn’t cause. But, it seems like he has more urgent firing priorities than DeVos.
10. Jim Mattis: The “Mad Dog” is only on this list because of the aforementioned “suicide pact” with Tillerson and Kelly. That aside, he appears to be the Cabinet secretary who has clashed the least — or the least publicly — with Trump.



These are some of the key people either sacked by Donald Trump or who have resigned from the White House since Trump took office.
Chief strategist
Days in office: 211
Chief economic adviser
Days in office: 411
Communications director
Days in office: 88
National security adviser
Days in office: 25
White House adviser
Days in office: 218
Communications director
Days in office: 405
Deputy national security adviser
Days in office: 119
Director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison
Days in office: 366
Staff secretary
Days in office: 384
Deputy national security adviser
Days in office: 357
Chief of staff
Days in office: 190
Communications director
Days in office: 10
Director of Oval Office operations
Days in office: 243
Press secretary, communications director
Days in office: 183
Secretary of State
Days in office: 406
Deputy chief of staff
Days in office: 70




Kellyanne Conway in total shock after learning that her career is basicaly over


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Well, well, well, look who just entered the spotlight to pay the price for her bias TV appearances. At the front end of Trump’s presidency, Kellyanne Conway was a staple on TV, pushing the Trump agenda to the masses primarily via Fox News. After her many blunders, including “alternative facts” and Ivanka’s free commercial, the Trump administration thought better of it, and now only dispatches her during its most desperate times.

However, Conway could be on her way out the door. The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) just charged Conway with two violations of the Hatch Act, which prohibits government officials from endorsing and advocating against political candidates.

The OSC demands “appropriate disciplinary action” for Conway. According to the violations, Conway violated the Hatch Act during an appearance on Fox & Friends and again on CNN’s New Day.



Document Found That Proves Trump/Russia Activity During Campaign, Trump Signed The Document



As you are well aware at this point, Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen and Felix Sater were both working on a plan to build Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election, proving Trump was in fact in business dealings with Putin while running for president. If Trump had any amount of deniability left, ABC News blew that out the window with their report.

ABC reports that Trump signed a letter of intent to build Trump Tower in Moscow four months into his presidential campaign. This means he was the one who was orchestrating the entire thing, or that very least he knew about it. He can no longer claim Cohen and Sater were working on their own, especially since Cohen is the one who threw him under the bus. ABC News reports:

Four months into his campaign for president of the United States, Donald Trump signed a letter of intent to pursue a Trump Tower–style building development in Moscow, according to a statement from the Trump Organization’s then–chief counsel, Michael Cohen.

The involvement of then-candidate Trump in a proposed Russian skyscraper deal contradicts repeated statements Trump made during the campaign, including telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that his business had “no relationship to Russia whatsoever.”

The disclosure from Cohen, who has described himself as Trump’s personal lawyer, came as Cohen’s attorney gave congressional investigators scores of documents and emails from the campaign, including several pertaining to the Moscow development idea.

Cohen is now cooperating with investigators and he is handing over key details. Cohen is confirming that there were at least three separate conversations about this plan for Trump Tower. Cohen is Trump’s longtime attorney, but clearly attorney-client privilege didn’t help Trump with this one. Now, Cohen has his own attorney and it’s clear he’s trying to protect himself.

The New York Times is reporting that Cohen reached out to Putin through his spokesman to make this deal happen. As the key communicator, we can only image what other details and proof he has on Trump.



Jim Bakker: We ‘must obey Trump’ because he was chosen by God




Jim Bakker recently encouraged his audience to send thank you cards to Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and moving the U.S. embassy there1. (See video below)

[NOTE: DT has NOT and will NOT do any such thing. IF he does he WILL initiate WWIII in it’s full FIRE AND FURY.]

“I want everybody to write him a note and thank him for what he did,” Bakker said, claiming that the White House says that Trump loves getting praise from Christians. Bizzaro Santa Claus then said it was Christian Prayers that fuels Trump.

“It’s the power behind him, the prayers behind him,” Bakker said. “He’s wanting the prayers of the people. You know, people say, ‘Well, I don’t think he’s a godly man.’ Well, I’ll tell you what, he loves prayer, he loves God, he doesn’t want to murder any more babies in our country. Come on. Let’s give God a chance and God had him elected and the Bible says He puts up—God—and puts down the leaders. So we better obey our leaders and live under them in peace.”

[MY NOTE ON THIS: From one con man who committed fraud, lied, and adultery praising another guilty of the same, and we’re to accept and obey this because a heretic amd blasphemer tells us too. But…what does THE GOD OF THE BIBLE REALLY SAY?

Hosea 8:1-8 King James Version (KJV)

Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the Lord, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.

Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.

They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.

Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.


The Lord God NO more choose Trump than HE did Obama, or Clinton, or Nixon…

We the People chose these lewd, Liberal, wicked rulers.

And to see what The Lord God of The Bible WILL DO to us because of OUR choices see 


While Russia, N. Korea, China, Iran, Pakistan, and the Muslim/Marxist world at large plan and work toward OUR destruction OUR so-called leaders are aiding and abetting THEM!!

This use to be called: TREASON.

We can’t even get enough people to say it’s stupid!!!

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

Time To Take It Up a Notch- BAM!

Just Before I Blocked These Deluded, Demented, and Depraved LibNuts I Copied And Pasted Their Mindless, Dead-Wrong Blather HERE…With Loads-O-Refutation.


I will break this down piece-by-piece as we go….buckle-up, it’ll be a bumpy ride.

Senate Conservatives Fund

[ NOTE: Notice IMMEDIATELY the misnomer, these Marxist Moon-Bats claim to be Conservatives. Here’s their email they sent ME!!!]

Fellow Conservative: [NOTE: I AM a Biblical-Christian and Constitutional-Conservative. You are NOT. YOU support and protect a mindless, principle-less, moralless, LIFE-LONG NY Liberal. Hence I am NOT your “fellow Conservative” due to the aforementioned FACT that YOU are NOT Conservative.] 

I will make this short and get right to the point.

The Democrats hate our president and are motivated to defeat him and his agenda. [NOTE: So are ALL TRUE, REAL, CONSTITUTIONAL-CONSERVATIVES. YOU picked and backed a Liberal Loser…DEAL WITH IT!] If conservatives don’t rise up right now [NOTE: Conservatives HAVE ALREADY risen up- IN OPPOSITION OF THE NY Liberal, Donnie Trump.]  and begin a massive campaign to promote our candidates and turn out our voters in the midterms, we will lose in a wipeout that defeats many of our strongest conservatives heroes. [NOTE: 1. YOU should have thought about THAT BEFORE supporting a NY Liberal, 2) YOU are NOT “Conservative Heroes”- YOU ARE Spineless ZEROES!]

That’s why we are launching a campaign to raise $1 million in the month of March to support conservative candidates. [NOTE: YOU “think” (and I use the term think loosely with YOU) that DT is a Conservative…YOU are NOT “Conservative candidates”.]

Please help us by making a contribution to SCF and to any of our six endorsed U.S. Senate candidates.

We’re calling this our MILLION DOLLAR MARCH MADNESS [NOTE: Rip-off other’s ideas much?] challenge. It’s the biggest single fundraising drive we have ever undertaken and to many, it may look like madness. But we know it’s essential for conservatives [NOTE: YOU support DT, YOU do NOT know what Conservatism IS.] to achieve victory this year and we know we can reach this goal with your generous support.
Please help us defeat the liberals [NOTE: IF YOU wanted to “defeat the Liberals” YOU would NOT support and defend Trump, a LIFE-LONG NY LIBERAL.] who want to spend trillions of dollars we don’t have, flood our country with millions of illegal immigrants, control our health care decisions, take away our guns, [NOTE: Hello!!! Trump wants and IS doing all that too, you idiots! Trump is keeping and funding Obamacare, Welfare, Planned Parenthood, IS FOR over a year of tax-payer paid maternity, parental, and family leave; DT is FOR tariffs, FOR a $15.00 an hour minimum wage, OH, and wants to grab guns, THEN pursue due process!!! THAT IS NOT CONSERVATIVE!! NOR are YOU!!]  and force us to pay for abortions on demand [NOTE: DT SUPPORTS abortion. DT IS funding Obamacare AND Planned Parenthood! Crikey! YOU Marxist LOONS are 100% irrelevant!].

To reach our $1 million goal, we need …

  • 5,000 people to give $25
  • 2,500 people to give $50
  • 1,000 people to give $100
  • 500 people to give $250
  • 250 people to give $500
  • 150 people to give $1,000
  • 50 people to give $2,500, and
  • 25 people to give $5,000

Will you fill one of these spots? [NOTE: NO! And NO REAL Conservative will!]

Every dollar you donate will get us closer to our goal and if you make your donation to SCF automatically repeat each month, it will be counted eight times toward our goal.

There are eight months until the November elections and your monthly pledge in March will help us make our spending plans for the rest of the election cycle. [NOTE: YOU morons dug YOUR OWN GRAVE by YOUR defend-n-deflect support and protection of Trump…DO IT ON YOUR OWN YOU LIBERAL LOSERS!!!]

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Lastly, Trump said BOTH of the following on THE SAME DAY one year apart…some “anniversary”!!

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 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

What We Actually KNOW About Trump, Pt. 2

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There’s a lot of talk going on about Trump and his cabal of Putin-Pals, Hard-Core Liberals, White-Nationalists, Protectionists, and general morons, mooks, and Knuckle-Walking, Drool-Monkeys. A lot of rumor, speculation, and out of context guessing. 

THIS will NOT follow that pattern. Nope. What we WILL do is look at WHAT WE ACTUALLY KNOW ABOUT “TRUMP & GANG”, BEGINNING WITH Trumps ACTUAL voting record and who Trump REALLY supported financially…THIS IS REALITY, NOT RHETORIC:






























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1) any of that IS Conservative,

2) how YOU can be truly Conservative and support THAT.


Now, The New Stuff.

Republicans Gobsmacked by Trump’s Gun Control Comments

The president suggested gun confiscation could come before due process in a televised bipartisan meeting with members of Congress.  Republican senators disagreed.


Trump’s Sudden Love of Gun Control Isn’t That Sudden


Hello, March. I guess we know it’s coming in like a lion. Making the click-through worthwhile: a volcanic rant about the president’s statements at the White House meeting with lawmakers on gun violence and some cheerful economic news to balance it out.

For at Least a Day, Trump Suddenly Decides He Loves Gun Control

My memories of the NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky., in May 2016 were mostly happy ones, and not merely because it was held in Bourbon Wonderland. But I do remember sitting with Charlie Cooke in a mix of mild surprise and bemusement as the organization enthusiastically endorsed Donald Trump, earlier than it had ever endorsed a presidential candidate before…

…But Donald Trump, a Manhattan real-estate mogul who had traveled with his own personal security for years, had never really been a “gun guy.” He says he has a concealed carry permit (hard to get in New York state). In his 2000 book, The America We Deserve, he wrote, “I generally oppose gun control, but I support the ban on assault weapons and I also support a slightly longer waiting period to purchase a gun.”

The NRA traditionally declined to endorse candidates that supported policies like that, and the group rarely was credulous about conveniently timed changes in position. An endorsement that touted Trump as a longtime defender of the Second Amendment just wouldn’t be accurate. NRA officials Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox did the best they could, speaking extensively about the menace that Hillary Clinton represented, and then touting Trump as . . . well, not Hillary…

Even in his remarks accepting the endorsement, Trump made comments that suggested he found owning a lot of guns . . . kind of worrisome. “My sons are members,” Trump declared. “They have so many rifles, so many guns, that even I get concerned. I say, ‘That’s a lot!’” The crowd greeted that admission with what can best be described as polite silence…

…But Wednesday we learned that the Trump White House . . . might not be all that different from the Clinton White House on guns after all. During a meeting with Vice President Pence and senior senators . . .

  • Trump endorsed the Assault Weapons Ban.
  • Trump endorsed background checks for private sales at gun shows.
  • Trump endorsed raising the age to purchase firearms to 21. [ME: NO other president has advocated that, NOT Carter, NOT Clinton, NOT even Obama.]
  • Trump declared the top priority of the NRA since Trump’s election, concealed-carry reciprocity, “will never pass.” (This bill would ensure that if you have a valid concealed-carry permit in your home state, you are allowed to carry a concealed weapon in any state.)
  • Trump contended members of Congress were “petrified of the NRA” and that he was not. “They have great power over you people. They have less power over me.” [ME: Yeah, because you’re a lying, Liberal DEMOCRAT In the Republican Party.]

Finally, Trump contradicted his own vice president’s assurances about due process and basically contended that the government should seize firearms from people it deems dangerous and go back and get legal justification later…

…This is the sort of comment that might have started armed standoffs with law enforcement had it been uttered by President Obama. Had a Democratic president proposed this — literally grabbing guns without legal cause! — the fury from the NRA would have been hotter than a thousand suns going supernova.

The organization’s issued statement yesterday was . . . milder.

“While today’s meeting made for great TV, the gun control policies discussed would make bad policy that wouldn’t keep our children safer,” said Jennifer Baker, a spokeswoman for the NRA’s lobbying arm. “We are going to continue to work to pass policies that might actually prevent another horrific tragedy.”

Keep in mind, Trump made clear at this meeting he simply doesn’t know much about the topic of gun laws at all

I’d argue that Trump’s epic flip-flop is a demonstration of why conservatives are fools to turn over the power of government to any candidate who hasn’t been fighting the good fight for a long time, and who can’t demonstrate a grasp of key policy details. “Outsider” is turning into a euphemism for “a candidate who can’t be bothered to do his homework.”…Every time Trump gives a rambling, contradictory, vague answer on some important topic, his defenders jump up and insist, “Oh, he doesn’t get bogged down in the weeds, and that doesn’t really matter because his instincts are sound.” No, they’re not! Someone with sound instincts on the Second Amendment doesn’t go out and say the things that Trump said Wednesday…

At what point are the president’s supporters willing to hold him accountable for his own statements and actions? Even if you believe there’s some sinister Iago whispering in his ear, at what point will you stop excusing him for listening to Iago?

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Pssst, R.I.N.O.s ARE Liberals…j/s…


Isn’t this like “execute the accused first, we’ll determine later if they actually committed the crime”… ?



Person: I voted for Trump ‘cause he’s gonna drain the swamp and crush McConnell and Ryan!

Same person: I’m not worried about Trump’s Second Amendment comments ‘cause Ryan and McConnell won’t let anything bad pass.


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(THREAD) In America, if you know an employee who you have the power to fire or punish is a witness in a pending criminal investigation—and you angrily berate them for giving truthful testimony in a mid-probe interview with the intent to change their future testimony—it’s a CRIME.

1/ Earlier today, the White House used the New York Times to spread disinformation about Hope Hicks’ resignation. The cover story was that it had “nothing to do” with her questioning by Congress and that her decision to leave had been made “months” earlier. Then CNN said “weeks.”

2/ Now CNN is reporting that Hicks made the decision to resign after she was berated by President Trump for her *truthful* testimony—under penalty of prosecution—before Congress. She testified—*truthfully*—that on occasion she had told “white lies” to protect Trump’s interests.

3/ “How could you be so *stupid*?” Trump is reported to have said to her—apparently with such force and a desire to confront that, per CNN, it was the proximate (if admittedly not the only) cause of her resigning her position. If true, this puts Trump in *new legal jeopardy*.

4/ In context, there is simply no reasonable possibility that Trump was berating Hicks for (in his view) *lying*. You wouldn’t say “How could you be so *stupid*?” if what you were doing was complaining that someone had maliciously made up a lie about—well—*lying to protect you*.

5/ No—what Trump was doing was berating a subordinate who he knew was a witness in a pending criminal investigation (an investigation in which he is a target) for *telling the truth* about having had to lie for him on occasion. This is a textbook case of felony witness tampering

6/ Trump’s intent is established by his knowledge that Hicks was a potential witness against him; that her truthful testimony hurt him; his tone and words in speaking to Hicks; by the obvious—powerful—effect their force and anger had on her; and by bare common sense as to motive.

7/ It’s further established by it being a modus operandi for Trump to contact witnesses in the case against him and express whatever his feelings were/are about their cooperation/non-cooperation in an investigation in which he was/is a target. Like telling Flynn to “stay strong.”

8/ I’ve worked witness tampering cases. I never represented a poor person who wouldn’t be charged with Witness Tampering on these facts—in large part because of the position of power Trump wields with respect to Hicks and his words/tone in speaking to her of *truthful* testimony.

9/ Remember: Trump has been *instructed* by an *army of top criminal defense attorneys* to *never* have *any* conversation with *any* witness in the pending federal criminal investigation now targeting him. He *literally shouldn’t have opened his mouth* to Hicks on this topic.

10/ In this context, expect Mueller to now speak to Hicks a second time, as she now becomes a witness in a new Obstruction and/or Witness Tampering investigation (“intimidation” sub-clause). I said long ago that if Trump didn’t restrain himself he’d dig a deeper hole—and he has.


CNN: Trump ‘berated’ Hicks after House Intel testimony


NOTE/ To be clear, the reason we know—and Trump knew—he was berating Hicks for truthful rather than false testimony is it would have been a statement against Hicks’ own self-interest (a category of testimony recognized in law) for Hicks to claim to be a liar when she was/is not.

Hopefully, Hope’ll come clean with Mueller, flip on the Trumps and get her life back. Her attraction to malignantly narcissistic misogynists led her down the road to potential criminality: Lewandowski, Porter and worst of all, Trump. She’s young and deserves a break.

Seth AbramsonVerified account


Attorney. Professor  (journalism, legal advocacy). Analysis ,, others. More: . Views mine.




Publishers already contacting Hicks about book deal: report

Publishers already contacting Hicks about book deal: report


Book publishers have already begun contacting White House communications director Hope Hicks to obtain the rights to her memoir upon her exit from the Trump administration, the British tabloid Daily Mail reported Thursday.

The 29-year-old longtime Trump aide could be expected to make up to $10 million from an advance to a book deal and is actively being contacted by movie and TV producers as well, the Mail reported.

“Next to Ivanka and Melania, Hope is the woman closest to the president,” one publishing executive told the Mail. “[She] knows all the secrets, all the foibles, all the quirks.”

One White House insider also told the website that Hicks reportedly kept a “detailed diary” of her interactions and time in the White House, a resource that could be a major asset if she plans to write a memoir.




Extremely concerning! 😲 asset needs a lesson in what “due process” is! He was for it a couple weeks ago…



Doesn’t ever wonder why the things Trump claims are end up being true?





My latest for the . “We kissed conservatism goodbye when we let Trump lead the GOP”

When you let a closet Democrat like Trump lead the GOP, this is what you get

He can’t defend traditional, conservative Republican positions when he doesn’t know what they are.

By,  Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant and a Daily Beast columnist.

In a White House meeting Wednesday, President Hillary Clinton expressed a willingness to ban assault weapons, tweaked Republicans for being afraid of the National Rifle Association and mused aloud about bypassing due process to seize firearms.

My bad. That was President Trump.

Wednesday’s Cabinet Room gun control roundtable left gun-rights advocates, NRA members and rank-and-file conservatives (the few of us left, anyway) aghast that Trump not only isn’t who he claimed to be on the campaign trail — we already knew he holds almost no firm political convictions — but that what passes for a Republican policy proposal in his administration is up for grabs and that his most loyal followers don’t really seem to care. The whole thing prompted normally Trumpist Breitbart News to run a “Trump The Gun Grabber” headline, but that hand-wringing is too little, too late, and unlikely to further cool Trump’s lukewarm approval ratings. Trump’s underwater overall but still enjoying robust support among “Republicans.”…

…As a longtime GOP consultant, I’ve always had a half-joking, half-serious rule about political candidates and elected officials: They can be tough, smart, decent or talented, but of those traits, they realistically only get to choose two. Trump, entirely sui generis in our politics, is a successful politician embodying none of those. He’s poorly briefed, malleable, crass and dishonest, and all he cares about is how he comes across in the press. Which makes it damn-near impossible for any self-respecting conservative to understand him, anticipate his positions or trust him on policy….

In every legislative fight, the president is a weak ally and an unreliable narrator. Except for tax cuts — the easiest thing in the world to sell (who doesn’t want a bigger paycheck?) — he can’t sell what he doesn’t understand, and that’s a lot.

Over the course of his life and career, from guns, to health care, to abortion, to the Iraq War, to whether the federal government’s monthly employment numbers are “phony,” Trump hasn’t been even close to the get-it-done, never-back-down, super negotiator of his own daydreams. As near as I can tell, his deepest convictions are that the best steak is an overcooked one and that there’s nothing that doesn’t look better with his name, in all-caps, appended to it.

He’s a gun-grabber today. Give him a day or two, and he might think about grabbing something else.

“We kissed conservatism goodbye when we let Trump lead the GOP”


There ya have it…sooner or later this is all going to blow up like a M-80 in a crap filled toilet…

We REAL Conservatives warned-

You #TrumpTrolls ignored/rejected everything as “fake news”…let me repeat: WHAT YOU CALL “FAKE NEWS” IS DAILY BEING PROVEN TRUE!


 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

Quick Hits: The PRO-2nd Amendment Edition

Political Cartoons by Steve Kelley

Liberal Logic, such as it is, on display.

Humor will be used, but this will also be a rather comprehensive and hard-hitting, PRO-2nd Amendment article…buckle-up buttercup….it’s fixin’ to be a bumpy ride if you’re any kind of Liberal.


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By definition Conservatives are NOT criminals, especially NOT murderers. Conservatives by definition ARE law-abiding, strong Constitutionalists, very pro-family, pro-morals, and pro-Life.

It sickens me when the media, even some (so-called) “Conservatives” blame violence, terrorist attacks, and even war on “right-wingers”, “Right-wing extremists”, “Far Right”…when in FACT you examine the lives, views, beliefs, politics, and values of the perp they are IN FACT Liberal, usually Democrat. Historical note: It was the DEMOCRATS in the south that were PRO-SLAVERY and fired the 1st shot of the Civil War.

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Let me say that EVERY city and state with strict anti-gun/anti-2nd Amendment “laws” also HAS the highest CRIME RATES, especially VIOLENT CRIMES. Why?? Um, because CRIMINALS do NOT obey laws, THAT is the definition of CRIMINAL, aka LAW BREAKER. Duh!

Here are but a few of the facts pundits, politicians, and journalists continually fail to get right:

On automatic vs. semi-automatic firearms: 

An automatic weapon continuously fires rounds as long as the trigger is pressed and there is ammunition. Automatic weapons are already highly regulated and only legal to possess after obtaining approval from the ATF.

Semi-automatic weapons are more freely available and fire one round with each trigger-pull. Most modern guns are semi-automatic.

The “AR” in “AR-15” stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it, not for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” AR-15s are semi-automatic, and they use a common ammo type (.223). Rifles contribute far less to gun deaths annually than handguns.

The term “gun show loophole” is misleading and should be taken out of the media’s vernacular: 

What is frequently referred to as a “loophole” is, in fact, a private, intrastate sale. That sale can take place at a gun show, garage sale, or moving sale, and there is almost zero crime associated with such sales. However, any Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer at a gun show who conducts a sale of a firearm must complete a background check at the gun show just as if he or she were selling the firearm in an ordinary storefront.

The NRA:

The NRA is not powerful because of its money; it is powerful because it is supported by millions of Americans and promotes an agenda that even millions more support.

According to the NRA, the organization has 5 million members.

Elected officials do not change their Second Amendment views or sell their votes because of the NRA; Conor Lamb is a Democrat running for office who does not support new gun control laws — because his district does not support gun control laws.

And pro-gun Republicans do not only hold such views because of the NRA; their beliefs are so strong that even after Republicans were shot at last summer while practicing for a baseball game, their opinions on gun control did not change. “We all want to do what’s right. We just have different philosophical viewpoints,” said Texas Representative Joe Barton — who was present at the shooting of the Republican baseball practice, as was his 11-year-son, who hid under a car during it.

The NRA did not “help fund” the training of the Douglas mass shooter. The NRA donated funds to the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program — whose members used the JROTC Kevlar sheets to shield students from gunfire and held the door open to let other students escape.

Bad reporting on guns should stop. 

When politicians and members of the media repeatedly get such basic facts wrong in one direction or fail to acknowledge the realities of gun control, it is difficult for gun advocates to believe that they don’t have an agenda.

Every news organization should employ, or at least consult, a gun expert, such as Stephen Gutowski at the Washington Free Beacon or Lois Beckett at the Guardian, in an honest attempt to reduce the spread of such misinformation and to restore credibility. Gutowski even developed and maintained a Google doc as a firearms resource for reporters to use.

Such behavior by those with significant platforms will improve the discourse around guns and will help to bring America closer to civil discussions on how to reduce mass shootings, which is the standard goal shared by all.



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America’s Founding Fathers would be screaming AGAINST The Marxist agenda to DISARM legal, law-abiding citizens, AND screaming for the swift imprisonment, and/or execution of CRIMINALS! A gun has NEVER hurt or killed anyone…EVER. People with evil intent DO THAT!


Trump’s Push for Gun Control Leaves GOP ‘Flummoxed’

Meanwhile, ‘giddy’ Democrats aren’t sure he’ll follow through


NEWSER) – In a televised meeting with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday, President Trump appeared to embrace gun control, with little concern for how the NRA might feel about it. Trump urged lawmakers, whom he accused of being too afraid of the gun lobby group, to revive a bipartisan bill crafted in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey; it failed to move forward thanks to a largely Republican filibuster at the time. Trump called for a number of measures widely opposed by Republicans and the NRA, including expanding background checks, allowing law enforcement to seize guns from people with mental illness, and increasing the minimum age to buy a rifle from 18 to 21. The New York Times reports that Democrats at the meeting seemed “giddy,” while Republicans were “stone-faced.” CNN calls the Republicans “flummoxed.”

Trump also suggested a ban on assault weapons should be discussed, and he said that he recently told NRA leaders, “It’s time. We’re going to stop this nonsense.” He also brought up ideas opposed by Democrats, such as ending gun-free zones around schools and arming teachers, though he acknowledged the idea was controversial and may not pass. His words at the meeting led to swift pushback from Republicans (“We’re not ditching any constitutional protections simply because the last person the president talked to today doesn’t like them,” said Republican Sen. Ben Sasse) and the NRA (the group’s spokesperson went on Fox News to decry a statement Trump made—”take the guns first, go through due process second”—about disarming people with mental illness). Democrats, meanwhile, may have been giddy (Sen. Dianne Feinstein “literally jumped for joy“), but also expressed skepticism that Trump would follow through.

The “humor” to get from this:

  1. The G.O.P. are “stone-faced flummoxed”. WHAT?!! What did they EXPECT from a Life-Long NY Liberal, whose propensity to LIE almost supersedes Satan’s!! DT has LONG called for, supported, and funded Ant-2nd Amendment/Anti-Gun laws! To be shocked proves to ALL paying attention that YOU either were NOT paying attention, OR YOU “thought” his recent verbiage was REAL CHANGE, just like on abortion, OR YOU are too stupid and gullible, aka DANGEROUS to BE in ANY office above that of “Chief Pooper Scooper”!!
  2. The DNC is “giddy, yet skeptical”. Well, at least the Dems are paying some attention. They seem to notice a pattern of bald-faced lying, fraud, and pandering with Trump. BUT the Dems seem to KNOW that even though Trump is back-stabbing blow-hard, that at Trump’s core beats a heart of HARD-LEFT SOCIALIST LIBERAL…so the Dems hold to the hope that DT will act swiftly while he is still in his “guns bad” mood.
  3. And lastly, the NRA (with Russia-Putin $$$ and help) did a LOT to make DT seem less reprehensible to Conservatives. They coached, babied, and covered for Trump. Got him elected. And have hoped to contain and control DT. BUT that is akin to diving into piranha infested waters with 30 paper-cuts…you will NOT survive.

The really “funny” part is that all three groups believed DIFFERENT LIES…each hoping that they could/can control and contain Trump to their own end. Only to find it being as futile as nailing Jello to a wall.

Truth be told, THIS IS a sad and scary indictment against the U.S. as a whole. How, WHY did we let ourselves as a nation drift so FAR FROM our Constitutional moorings that WE elect the likes of FDR, LBJ, NIXON, CARTER, CLINTON, OBAMA, AND NOW TRUMP. THIS says a LOT that is BAD about America.

WE NO LONGER as a nation know good from bad, right from wrong, Liberty from Tyranny. For way too long too many have settled for an increasing comfort in the government’s welfare state, rather than to take responsibility and be accountable for their own livelihood, Life, and Liberty.

UNLESS we make a 180 degree change in course SOON we will NOT even exist in 3-5 years, 7 tops.



Has any conservative org been more aggressively supportive of Trump than the NRA? Yet today he:

-Seemed open to assault weapons ban;

Scorned concealed-carry reciprocity;

Mocked Republicans for being afraid of the NRA;

-Advocated seizure of weapons without due process.



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Aaaaand protect kids with what then?!! Spit-wads? “No-Gun Zone” signage? Being sent to the Principal’s Office?!! CRIMINALS DO NOT OBEY LAWS- SO YOU ARE GUARANTEEING MORE INNOCENT LIVES KILLED!!

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The ONLY God-given right codified into CONSTITUTIONAL LAW above the right to bear arms was FREE speech, FREEDOM of Religion, FREEDOM of the Press, and FREEDOM TO PETITION AND PROTEST. And that, and ALL OTHER RIGHTS, ARE PROTECTED BY THE 2nd Amendment! The 2nd Amendment was NOT given for hunting. But rather FOR PROTECTION, against criminals, tyranny, and any threat foreign OR DOMESTIC.

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God-given, inalienable Rights are NON-negotiable, can NOT be repealed, and any so-called “law” passed against them is 100% UNJUST, UN-CONSTITUTIONAL and does NOT need to be obeyed…PERIOD.


 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.

Quick Hits, Pt. 2: Extreme Vetting…ONLY The BEST People…

We will never create enough laws to control evil… Evil does not obey laws…


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All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far

That we know of.


The full list of known indictments and plea deals in Mueller’s probe

1) George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty in October to making false statements to the FBI.

2) Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December to making false statements to the FBI.

3) Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair, was indicted in October in Washington, DC on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, false statements, and failure to disclose foreign assets — all related to his work for Ukrainian politicians before he joined the Trump campaign. He’s pleaded not guilty on all counts. Then, this Thursday, Mueller filed a new case against him in Virginia, with tax, financial, and bank fraud charges.

4) Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and Manafort’s longtime junior business partner, was similarly indicted on conspiracy, money laundering, and false statements charges in Washington, and then new tax and financial charges this Thursday in Virginia. He’s pleaded not guilty, for now.

5-20) 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies were indicted on conspiracy charges, with some also being accused of identity theft. The charges related to a Russian propaganda effort designed to interfere with the 2016 campaign. The companies involved are the Internet Research Agency, often described as a “Russian troll farm,” and two other companies that helped finance it. The Russian nationals indicted include 12 of the agency’s employees and its alleged financier, Yevgeny Prigozhin.

21) Richard Pinedo: This California man pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge in connection with the Russian indictments, and has agreed to cooperate with Mueller.

22) Alex van der Zwaan: This London lawyer pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his contacts with Rick Gates and another unnamed person based in Ukraine.

Two ex-Trump advisers lied to the FBI about their contacts with Russians

…both Papadopoulos and Flynn both now admit that they lied to the FBI about their contacts with people connected to the Russian government. (Papadopoulos’s contacts took place before the election, and Flynn’s after it.)

Papadopoulos: Back in April 2016, Papadopoulos got a tip from a foreign professor he understood to have Russian government connections that the Russians had “dirt” on Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.” He then proceeded to have extensive contacts with the professor and a Russian woman, during which he tried to plan a Trump campaign trip to Russia.

But when the FBI interviewed Papadopoulos about all this in January 2017, he repeatedly lied about what happened, he now admits. So he was arrested in July, and later agreed to plead guilty to a false statements charge and start cooperating with Mueller’s probe.

Flynn: In December 2016, during the transition, Flynn spoke to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about sanctions that President Barack Obama had just placed on Russia, and about a planned United Nations Security Council vote condemning Israeli settlements.

But when FBI agents interviewed him about all this in January 2017, Flynn lied to them about what his talks with Kislyak entailed, he now admits. In December 2017, Flynn pleaded guilty to a false statements charge and began cooperating with Mueller’s investigation.

Both Papadopoulos and Flynn may now be providing Mueller’s team with information that could incriminate others in Trump’s orbit. But we haven’t seen the fruits of their cooperation just yet.

An associate of Gates’s also pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI

Finally, the probe into Manafort and Gates’s Ukrainian work has ensnared one other person so far: Alex van der Zwaan.

Van der Zwaan was a lawyer for the London office of the New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. The son-in-law of a Russian oligarch, he worked with Manafort and Gates on behalf of Ukraine’s government in 2012, to write a report defending the government’s prosecution of a former prime minister.

In November 2017, Mueller’s investigators interviewed van der Zwaan about his Ukrainian work. But according to the charging document, van der Zwaan:

  • Lied about when his last communications with Gates and another unnamed person took place
  • Lied about deleting and not providing relevant emails to the special counsel’s team

We don’t yet know what, exactly, van der Zwaan was trying to cover up here. But on February 20, 2018, he pleaded guilty to a false statements charge.


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Exclusive: Reince Priebus opens up about about the chaos in the Trump White House: “Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50.” 


Months after his chaotic resignation as chief of staff, and with his successor on the hot seat, Priebus comes clean about everything: the inauguration crowd-size fiasco, the decision to fire Comey, the Mooch, the tweets, how he helped save Jeff Sessions’s job, and his mercurial former boss. “I still love the guy,” he says.

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…Priebus’s account of his tenure as Trump’s chief confirms the portrayal of a White House in disarray, riven by conflict. “Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50,” Priebus said as we sat down. Being White House chief had been even more arduous than it looked from the outside. 

Priebus cannot say he wasn’t warned. Just a month before the inauguration, he had been invited to lunch by Barack Obama’s outgoing chief of staff, Denis McDonough.  McDonough was joined by 10 chiefs, Republicans and Democrats, in his West Wing office. And as they gathered around a long table, none doubted the enormity of the challenge facing Priebus. “We wanted to help Reince in any way we could,” said Jack Watson, who served President Jimmy Carter. “But I don’t think there was a chief in the room that thought he was going to be able to do the job, given Trump as his president.” Most of the former chiefs believed Trump was intellectually and temperamentally unfit for office—and few thought Priebus could rein him in or tell him hard truths. “We were thinking, God bless him. Godspeed. Good luck,” said Watson. “But he doesn’t have a prayer.”

…Dining alone with Priebus a few weeks earlier, Bush’s chief Josh Bolten had been alarmed: Priebus seemed to regard himself as Trump’s babysitter and had given little thought to governing. “I could tell that he was nervous about leaving Trump alone and was kind of candid about ‘If I’m not there, Lord knows what happens,’” Bolten recalled. In his view, Priebus seemed “neither focused on organizing his White House staff nor in control of his own life. He was just responding to the fire of the day.”

The inept start of the Trump presidency—with the flagrant lying about crowd sizes—confirmed the ex-chiefs’ worst fears. “It told me that Reince wasn’t in control,” observed Jack Watson. “It told me Reince had no power to say to the president, ‘Mr. President, we can’t do that! We are going to get killed if we do that.’ ” George W. Bush’s first chief, Andrew Card, watched with a sinking feeling: “I said to myself, ‘They don’t know what they’re doing. They have no process. And they don’t have discipline. You must taste your words before you spit them out!’”


Mueller Just Uncovered Over 50 Checks Made Out To Trump’s Russian Contacts



The Trump-Russia-NRA Connection: Here’s What You Need to Know

Did the Kremlin funnel payments to help Trump’s campaign through the National Rifle Association?


Did a shadowy Russian banker close to Vladimir Putin illegally give money to the National Rifle Association to support the presidential campaign of Donald Trump? That’s the subject of an active FBI investigation, according to an explosive report by McClatchy.

Here’s what you need to know:

Unprecedented Trump Support
The National Rifle Association spent tens of millions of dollars backing Trump’s presidential bid in 2016. The NRA endorsedTrump in May 2016. And the NRA disclosed it spent at least $30 million on Trump’s behalf and attacking Hillary Clinton. That level of support is unprecedented – more than twice what the NRA disclosed it spent on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential run…

…President Trump is clearly indebted: “You came through for me, and I am going to come through for you,” Trump promised the NRA at its 2017 convention. “I will never, ever let you down.”

…It is illegal, however, for foreign money to be used to influence U.S. elections. According to McClatchy, the heart of the FBI investigation is whether the NRA became a conduit for Russian cash, linked to the Kremlin, that bolstered Trump.

The Banker and “Godfather”
The key figure in the NRA/Russia investigation, McClatchy reports, is Alexander Torshin. Torshin is a longtime Putin ally who previously served as a top Russian senator. He is now a deputy governor of Russia’s central bank, where his purview includes cracking down on the outflow of dirty money.

That’s ironic, because Torshin has been linked to money laundering. Bloomberg reported on the conclusions of a 2013 investigation by Spanish authorities, writing that “Alexander Torshin instructed members of the Moscow-based Taganskaya crime syndicate how to launder ill-gotten gains through banks and properties in Spain.”

NRA Connections
Torshin helped establish a Russian gun group called Right to Bear Arms, whose president calls Torshin “a great gun lover.” Torshin is also a life member of the NRA – and forged ties to its leadership after attending the NRA’s national convention in 2013. McClatchy reports that, in 2015, Toshin hosted “a high-level NRA delegation” during a week-long Moscow trip ” that included meetings with influential Russian government and business figures.” An attendee describes a debauched week: “They were killing us with vodka and the best Russian food,” he told McClatchy. “The trip exceeded my expectations by logarithmic levels.”

Trump Connections
At the May 2016 NRA convention in Louisville, Kentucky, where Donald Trump accepted the group’s endorsement, Torshin shared a table at dinner with the candidate’s son Donald Jr. According to Bloomberg, Torshin claimed to also have met now-president Trump at the convention, and that: “He keeps photos of the event on his computer tablet.”

[NOTE: To see full article go HERE .



A former Trump staffer told me tonite that w/ news that Mueller has been able to flip Rick Gates, in addition to Mike Flynn & George Papadopoulos, “there’s nobody more nervous than Trump” right now. He added Trump’s “always been paranoid” but his paranoia has reached new heights.


Rick Gates, Trump Campaign Aide, to Plead Guilty in Mueller Inquiry and Cooperate






There you have it.

Trump “only gets the BEST people…uses EXTREME VETTING…” Right…and I’m the blinkin’ Queen of England!

  -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.





Things NOT To Do To Solve These 4 Problems

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Though humor will be employed in this lesson, this will still be a serious look at four of the “Hot Button” issues that are presently making the (same, tired) rounds again. Liberals, whether Dem or R.I.N.O., always trot out their repeatedly debunked straw-man arguments, engage in circular “thinking”; and then when they are, once again, confronted with such things as logic, reality, facts, truth, evidence, and expert testimony, they begin their (tired, weak) campaign of name-calling, cursing, and general demagoguery, ( which is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side, a manipulative approach — often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians — that appeals to the worst nature of people, can you say #TrumpTrolls ).

Let us commence shall we.

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Things NOT to do to Fight Crime.

  1. “Have LOTS of “NO Gun Zones”. “ I use to be a thief, vandal, arsonist, and involved in many B&E’s…I, NOR ANY CRIMINAL, would EVER knowingly confront an armed person or and armed household. Criminals fear/respect one: thing violent, deadly force. AND NO criminal would EVER be deterred by a “NO Gun” sign! Contrariwise, a place, building, zone, or as in the case of Fort Hood, a MILITARY BASE, that is a NO GUN ZONE is a TARGET FOR CRIME! 
  2. “Have/pass laws that grant more rights and protections to criminals than to their victims.” To do so only emboldens the criminal/one contemplating a crime to ACTUALLY commit a crime because even if they go to court, they may get off with a slap on the wrist. And IF perchance they go to prison it usually is on a lighter charge and lighter sentence, and most view prison as “school”, a place to think and plan on how to commit crime and get away with, OR plot their revenge on the ones who sent them there.  Instead, make trial dates quicker, ONLY ONE appeal, after that DO THE MOST TIME POSSIBLE. And make prisons/jails PRISONS/jails again. NO more country clubs that the “bad widdle criminal” can’t leave! FORGET “rehabilitation”! That’s what churches, counselors, families, and charities/ministries are for. Prison is for PUNISHMENT- make it the worst possible. 
  3. “Ban Guns, or at least the “scary” ones, like AR15’s”.  THE 2ND AMENDMENT IS BOTH THE ONLY GUN LAW WE NEED, AND THE ONLY ONE THAT IS CONSTITUTIONAL. First, Criminals do NOT obey laws, not even the 1,700″+” anti-gun/anti-2nd Amendment laws we ALREADY have on the books. PLEASE, Libs, consider THIS: It is already ILLEGAL to: steal, rape, commit arson, assault, and murder. Those with criminal intent do NOT care about laws, and certainly do NOT care about your Liberal anti-gun “laws”. ALL laws that make it hard(er) for legal, law-abiding, peaceful citizens to get, have and carry a gun are on their face un-Constitutional, an act of TYRANNY, and 100% COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE. NO gun or ammo registration! NO bans on clips, ammo, stocks, or semi or fully automatic. WHY? Two reasons: Because legal, law-abiding, peaceful citizens do NOT and will NOT commit crimes, and Because CRIMINALS do NOT obey laws…that’s what makes them a criminal, being a law breaker. The ONLY things/laws that are Constitutional regarding gun laws would possibly be 1) background check (have a national-data base to see if someone is a druggie, insane, felon, or VERY ill-tempered and violent history), 2) Gun safety/handling class. Make them thorough, but quick.
  4. “Leave ALL crime fighting and self-defense to Law Enforcement.” Real Life Scenarios: An intruder breaks into your home…an intruder approaches you in an alley with a knife or gun, or club….you’re cornered by someone threatening assault or rape… DO YOU: call 9-11 (arrival time for LE is 20-30 minutes or MORE, a bullet is pretty dad burn QUICK)? wet yourself and stammer hoping they’ll leave you alone (actual Liberal advice)? get out your “rape whistle” (real thing) and toot on it? IF you chose ANY of the three things other than YOUR OWN SELF-DEFENSE…your dead.
  5. “Moralise every shooting as an opportunity to get on your soap-box and extoll life, children, and denounce ALL gun owners.” 99.99% of the time the same Liberals making the emotional plea to ban ALL guns are also the SAME Liberals with whom abortion is just fine and dandy. Emotions do NOT solve problems NOR save lives. I thank GOD for emotions, love them. BUT what IS needed, and what WORKS are practical, common-sense applications of logical, well thought out answers. Libs are good at cursing the darkness. Solution though? LIGHT A CANDLE OF REASON AND LOGIC AND DO WHAT IS PRACTICAL TO FIGHT CRIME, LIKE ACTUALLY PUNISH CRIMINALS AND NOT AN INANIMATE OBJECT.


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Let me close this part with this:

  1. A gun has NEVER killed anyone.
  2. A gun has NEVER injured anyone.
  3. A PERSON using a gun HAS killed and injured many countless millions of people through out history.
  4. NOT all killing is murder, (times of war, self defense).
  5. Since it is a PERSON using the gun that commits the crime punish the person: arrest, try, upon conviction lock up or execute the PERSON. QUICKLY.
  6. Allow ONLY ONE appeal. MUST be within 3 months of original conviction.
  7. AFTER 2nd conviction either LOCK UP, OR EXECUTE- that day.
  8. Dead people do NOT commit crimes- NOR do inanimate objects.
  9. Punish CRIMINALS- NOT inanimate objects.


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Things NOT To Do To Solve Our Economic Woes.

  1. “Tax your way to prosperity, keep raising taxes until prosperity abound via a robust economy, with everyone paying their “fair share”. ” Businesses can NOT hire more people, give them raises, benefits and retirement… IF Government keeps taking more and more $$$ via taxation. Here’s the REAL break down on taxation: The Top 1% pay 33.89% of ALL taxes. The Top 5% pay 53.25% of ALL Taxes. The Top 10% pay 64.89% of ALL taxes. The Top 25% pay 82.90% of ALL taxes. The Top 50% pay 96.03% of ALL taxes. That was in 2003, SOURCE . BUT by October of 2017, just 5 months ago, The Top 20% paid 95% of ALL Taxes!! SOURCESOURCE .
  2. “SPEND our way out of debt. The Government keep “investing” OUR tax $$$ in public and private sector jobs/businesses, keep them solvent, and voila! They’ll “gain traction”, take off and the economy will be booming, and jobs created.” TRY to do THAT as a private citizen, or a family, or private business. SPEND, and spend, and spend, and spend…and one morning you just wake up and “BOOM!!” you are “somehow” out of debt. THIS NEVER works in reality. It CAN’T work.
  3. “The Government needs to get involved, to regulate and manage the economy and make sure the “Fat Cats” at the top don’t shaft the little guy and make money.” UGH!! 1] Name ONE business that government does BETTER THAN the private sector/free market. 2] Name ONE time that government meddled in the private sector/free market where it A) Created jobs? B) Lowered costs? C) Made a REAL profit? When government began getting involved in, aka MEDDLING WITH, health-care, insurance, and drug manufactures (Pharmacy) costs went UP, efficiency went DOWN, coverage EVAPORATED, premiums and co-pays went UP, and the waiting and referring TOOK LONGER. Government took over the passenger train business, WHY? Because from 1917-1070 the government was so regulating, micro-managing, taxing, and penalising the privately owned railroad businesses that THEY KEPT GOING BANKRUPT! So in 1970 Congress took over passenger rail service.What happened when government took over a formerly PRIVATE SECTOR/FREE MARKET BUSINESS THAT WAS DOING VERY WELL BEFORE GOVERNMENT?? Amtrak has NEVER made a profit, has ALWAYS operated in the RED, and has mediocre/poor service, LOSING OVER A BILLION $$$ A YEAR!! SOURCE . What other businesses have suffered or disappeared because of meddling government? Nuclear power plants. Coal (which IS clean and generates electricity). Oil and Gas drilling and production. And countless TENS OF THOUSANDS of Pop-n-Mom businesses.
  4. Lastly on this: Name ONE POOR person that ever created ONE job? ever hired so much as ONE person and paid them a wage they could live on? Name ONE POOR person who ever made capitol improvements to their business? I’ll wait…oh, and while waiting inform those with COMMON-SENSE that the POOR do NOT do those things, it’s the “eViL rICh” that create jobs, hire people, giver raises/benefits/retirement packages, and make capitol improvements that the business better, more efficient, and more profitable FOR ALL.  


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Things NOT To Do To Achieve And Insure National Security.

(The logic here will be similar to that used for anti-gun laws, only at a National level).

  1. “America needs to be the world leader and disarm first. If we set the example then other nations like Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, Pakistan, et al will disarm as well.” Senator Diane Feinstein has ACTUALLY said that if “legal, law-abiding, people would lay down their arms that the CRIMINAL would too”!!! Just as that is soooo NOT true for individuals it is NOT true for nations, WHY? Sit down for this: Because nations are made up by and ran by…wait for it…INDIVIDUALS. We MUST ask the questions: A) What makes a CRIMINAL a CRIMINAL? Many factors come in to play- upbringing, background, mental, emotional, and spiritual disposition among them- BUT it boils down to this: A CRIMINAL IS a person, persons, or Nation(via it’s leaders) that does NOT have any regard for law, and IS determined to BREAK the law…whatever it may be. B) What actually DOES deter a CRIMINAL and/or a BULLY, whether a person, group or nation? Words do NOT work. Criminals and bullies are NOT swayed, appeased, NOR stopped by MERE WORDS, that includes promises, bargaining, negotiating, or empty threats that the Criminal/Bully KNOWS you WILL NOT back up WITH ACTION. The ONLY thing that stops a criminal or bully IS FORCE.
  2. “America should NOT be the world leader. The solution for global peace is for a coalition of many nations working together to have peace and security around the world.” BUT…NOT so fast. The overwhelming MAJORITY of U.N. member nations are either socialist, dictatorships, Islamist, Communist, or some other form of authoriantarianism, SOURCEAs such this MAJORITY does NOT like, support, NOR in any way promote: Liberty, free/open elections, Capitalism/Free Markets, honesty in negotiations or treaties; NOR do they promote a free and secure Israel (actually MOST blame and denounce Israel, and want Israel diminished, even DESTROYED), NOR do they want a strong and free America (they often and openly advocate for a Globalist control of America, and One World Government/Governance…BY THEM!) . Does ANY real, serious, and honest U.S. Patriot-Citizen honestly think that such a rabble would have OUR “best interests” in mind?? People who IN their own nations want and HAVE some form and some degree of GOVERNMENT CONTROL are NOT our friends! They are OUR ENEMIES AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH! Notice how we/America SHOULD be the leader in becoming WEAK (disarmament), but should NOT be the leader in Liberty, Freedom, and true Constitutional governance. This by design- NOT an accident or “by-product” of the U.N.’s goal. WE/America SHOULD always advocate for LIBERTY, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, FREE/OPEN ELECTIONS, AND CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE WHEREVER A FREE PEOPLE CHOOSE IT.

Conclusion: To our many enemies, some feigning to be allies, we/America MUST BE strong, INDEPENDENT, Free, and moral/just. We MUST NOT BE weak, dependent upon others, especially the vast majority that WANT TO WEAKEN/DESTROY US, controlled, and degenerate/unjust.



Things NOT To Do Promote And Secure Life, Marriage, And Family.

  1. “Have legal and ‘safe’ abortions for any reason and any point during, or even shortly AFTER the birth of THE CHILD.” FIRST) America’s Founding Fathers codified the God-given RIGHT TO AND OF LIFE INTO CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: SOURCE . SOURCE . SOURCE . And let’s STOP the utter rubbish of “when does life begin?” or “when does it become human?” That IS Marxist GARBAGE and NO WHERE found among the thinking of America’s Founders, NOR of ANY rational, sane people! SECOND) Life as been defined by scientists/doctors BEGINS AT CONCEPTION . THIRD) And, of course, it IS HUMAN LIFE!! What banal, insipid, blathering drivel to say otherwise. Two humans have sex and CONCEIVE A HUMAN BABY, NOT an ape, chimp, dog, cow, skunk, BUT IT IS HUMAN LIFE, a human baby/child. FOURTHLY) “safe abortions”?!! HOW is it safe to THE HUMAN BABY to burn, chop, crush, or poison the child so it DIES?!! Remember: Words mean things. They are ALREADY CLEARLY DEFINED. It’s called a DICTIONARY. To cut to the chase, abortion is murder. Period.
  2. “Marriage is between any two or more consenting people, whether of same-sex or opposite, regardless of age. To define sex/gender is sexist and bigoted.” Um, NO, it is NOT “sexist or bigoted” to use DEFINITIONS for words that date back in every civilization to ADAM AND EVE. Yes, in most of these same civilizations one WILL also find sodomy, incest, adultery, fornication, pedophilia, bigamy/polygamy, bestiality, necrophilia, and other depravity. BUT those are ALWAYS evidences of moral decay, depravity and corruption, AND were soon followed by tyranny, slavery, and destruction, see ancient Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, ancient Syria, the Hittites, the Hivites, the Philistines, Persia, ancient Greece, Rome, Nazi Germany, modern Europe, and now, America. EVERY society and civilization that strays from the Traditional definition and view of Marriage goes into depravity and slavery/destruction. EVERY. Again, words mean things.
  3. “Family can any number/group of people who consent to live together, whether related by birth, adoption, “marriage”, or just living together.” NO. Again: Words mean things. Family is ALREADY LONG DEFINED as: Husband/father+Wife/mother+their children (birth or legal adoption)= FAMILY. It is IMPOSSIBLE for ONE person to have children. It is IMPOSSIBLE for two people of the SAME sex to have children. It is IMPOSSIBLE for a person and an animal or plant to have children. Hence, those are NOT families. Those have traditionally, and historically been called: fornication, adultery, incest, rape, sodomy, pedophilia, bestiality, and depravity.

You may ask, “WHY include the discussion of Life, Marriage, and Family in the discussion of such ‘more important and vital issues like gun control, the economy, and National Security?”

Here’s WHY:

  1. Our Enemies think it’s IMPORTANT/VITAL to attack them, SOURCE . 19 of the 45 stated Marxist goals to weaken and take-over America are either direct or indirect attacks on Life, Marriage, and Family. A strong, independent, resolute America is a road-block that the entire world can not hurdle, so they MUST weaken us, they have a plan, THEY ARE SUCCEEDING.
  2. Weaken the Foundational Building Block of society=Weaken the Society. Meaning, the inability to resist ever encroaching Liberalism/Marxism; the inability to adequately protect ourselves, and eventually NOT be able to protect ourselves; the inability to protect and maintain Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness/Property.
  3. Let the above two happen and WE/America is NO LONGER free and Sovereign.

As for me, I am NOT willing to surrender LIFE, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness/Property to ANYONE ANYWHERE, ANY TIME- PERIOD. EVER.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.


Conservatism: 101 Revisited. Truth Matters.

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Links to provide a foundation and support:






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My site is filled with a plethora of evidence, facts, quotes to support and bolster any Conservative p.o.v. , IF you need or want more there is Google, just type in “Conservative view on…” or “Constitutional view on…”


I’ve already provided the foundation, so I wont do so again here. What I’ll do is look at several hot-topic issues from a Constitutional, Conservative, and Christian p.o.v., let us commence-


  1. A gun has NEVER killed anyone.
  2. A gun has NEVER injured anyone.
  3. A PERSON using a gun HAS killed and injured many countless millions of people through out history.
  4. NOT all killing is murder, (times of war, self defense).
  5. Since it is a PERSON using the gun that commits the crime punish the person: arrest, try, upon conviction lock up or execute the PERSON. QUICKLY.
  6. Allow ONLY ONE appeal. MUST be within 3 months of original conviction.
  7. AFTER 2nd conviction either LOCK UP, OR EXECUTE- that day.
  8. Dead people do NOT commit crimes- NOR do inanimate objects.
  9. Punish CRIMINALS- NOT inanimate objects.


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  2. No can TRULY twist words UNLESS allowed to do so.
  3. Hold EVERYONE ACCOUNTABLE for what they say.
  4. Do NOT let anyone say ANYTHING and when called on it try to “weasel out” by saying “they meant” thus-and-so, or that “everyone has their own opinion/view”. IF the question is marriage, marriage has for thousands of years ALREADY BEEN DEFINED: 1man+1woman=marriage. What Liberals, Progressives, Communists, and the depraved say does NOT alter FACTS. SOURCE
  5. Rioting, looting, raping, and pillaging are NOT “protests”- they are CRIMES. Arrest and lock up ALL who do so.
  6. Speech and the press ARE strongly and clearly protected. VERY LITTLE is prohibited at all. You can NOT cry out in a crowded area “FIRE!” IF there is NO fire. You can NOT walk through an airport talking about your bomb. BUT if a vile, wretched Liberal says it is “ok” to MURDER the unborn, most defenseless, then as wicked and wrong as that is they are protected to say it. Just as a KKK or Nazi is protected to say that all that not like them are 2nd-rate…BUT…  
  7. Free speech does NOT mean that anyone HAS to listen. The stupid and the evil can say what they want. But NO ONE HAS TO LISTEN.
  8. ALL religion is protected. Even cults and false religions. BUT NOT everything that says it’s a religion IS a religion. Signs to look for: is there a LAW that MUST be observed by EVERYONE, whether they believe or not? does that LAW empower arrest, torture, rape, and murder against “violators” of the LAW even if they don’t believe in said “religion”? does this “religion” with its LAW empower and promote certain people while it restricts, confines and even punishes other people, even those who do NOT share that “religion”? if the so-called “religion” says it’s LAW is superior to, and should replace The Constitution, thereby promoting sedition, insurrection, and rebellion, is THAT protected as a “religion”? IF those criteria exist then THAT is NOT religion it IS a totalitarian world-view akin to Communism and Nazism, and is NOT protected as a religion.


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  1. The Leaders and “Movers-and-Shakers” in the Global Warming Movement are Socialists/Marxists. More: SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE . DIRECT QUOTE: Economic Systems: The alarmists keep telling us their concern about global warming is all about man’s stewardship of the environment. But we know that’s not true. A United Nations official has now confirmed this.

    At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.

    “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said. MORE: SOURCE , SOURCE : DIRECT QUOTE- To avoid the worst effects of climate change, decisive action needs to be taken now, but there is no sign of this happening due to the rivalries between the main industrial powers. It falls on the shoulders of the international workers’ movement to implement a programme that can tackle climate change – replacing capitalism with a democratic socialist system.

  2. There is NO “Global Warming”. Planet has been cooling for 20 yearsSOURCE . DIRECT QUOTE: Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

    Ever since December temperatures in the Arctic have consistently been lower than minus 20 C. In April the extent of Arctic sea ice was back to where it was in April 13 years ago. Furthermore, whereas in 2008 most of the ice was extremely thin, this year most has been at least two metres thick. The Greenland ice cap last winter increased in volume faster than at any time for years.

    As for those record temperatures brought in 2016 by an exceptionally strong El Niño, the satellites now show that in recent months global temperatures have plummeted by more that 0.6 degrees: just as happened 17 years ago after a similarly strong El Niño had also made 1998 the “hottest year on record”.

    This means the global temperature trend has now shown no further warming for 19 years. But the BBC won’t be telling us any of this. And we are still stuck with that insanely damaging Climate Change Act, which in this election will scarcely get a mention.

Research shows a natural cooling cycle that occurs every 230 years began in 2014 and will send temperatures plummeting even further by 2019.

Scientists are also expecting a “huge reduction” in solar activity for 33 years between 2020 and 2053 that will cause thermometers to crash.

Both cycles suggest Earth is entering a global cooling cycle that could have devastating consequences for global economy, human life and society as we know it.

If predictions of the world-wide big freeze come true, the plot to 2004 film The Day After Tomorrow would not be far from reality during winter. …

David Dilley, CEO of Global Weather Oscillations, told Daily Star Online global warming and cooling cycles are determined by the gravitational forces of the Earth, moon and sun.

Each cycle lasts around 120,000 years, with sub-cycles of around 230 years.

He said: “We have had five warming cycles since about 900AD, each followed by a dramatic cooling cycle.

“The last global warming cycle ended in 1790 and the year 2020 is 230 following this – thus I have been talking about rapid cooling beginning in 2019.”

He said the oncoming cooling will send temperatures plummeting to lows last seen in the 1940s – when the mercury bottomed out at -21C during winter in the UK.

He said: “Cooling from 2019 into about 2020 to 2021 will bring world temperatures back to where they were in the 1940s through the 1960s.

3. The “data” that was USED/misused to “prove” Global Warming/Climate-change is based on false, heavily doctored, “data”. SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE .

4. There is NO “97% consensus” among scientists on global warming. This in itself is a myth, aka a LIE. SOURCE ,  SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE .

5. OVER 30,000 Scientists utterly REJECT Global Warming. SOURCE . SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE .

In Conservatism TRUTH MATTERS MOST. All else is subject to TRUTH. What can we conclude about “Global Warming/Climate Change” based upon the facts, i.e. THE TRUTH?

  1. It is NOT a science. NO consensus is science. It either IS OR IS NOT. Period.
  2. There is NO “97%” consensus” to begin with anyway.
  3. The “data” used to “prove” global warming/climate change IS BOGUS, DOCTORED, AKA FALSE.
  4. The founders, leaders, and movers-n-shakers in The Green Movement are SOCIALISTS.
  5. Their aim is NOT to “save the world” BUT TO CONTROL THE WORLD.
  6. Lastly, we are NOT “running out of oil or gas”. SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE , SOURCE , AND LASTLY, SOURCE .
  7. Lastly, CO2, Methane, and other “emissions” ARE NATURAL GASES. ALL of human and animal activity COMBINED ONLY contribute 4% of “carbon emissions”. There is NO way that HUMAN activity is “the cause” of global warming/climate change. REAL Scientists say it IS NATURAL weather/climate patterns, with the warming caused by, sit down for this…THE SUN’S ACTIVITY. What are we to do “combat global warming”? Extinguish the sun?!!!!

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  2. Meaning DEREGULATE completely.
  4. ABOLISHObama-Care, welfare, The IRS, The Federal Reserve, WIC, food stamps, The EPA, both NEA’s, Planned Parenthood, and ALL Cabinet, Bureau, and Agencies NOT mentioned NOR provided FOR IN The Constitution.
  5. ABOLISH: the death/inheritance tax, capital gains tax, windfall profits tax, THE INCOME TAX, Corporate Income Tax, payroll tax, marriage penalty tax…

THAT will free up the economy and create jobs.

THAT IS Constitutional-Conservatism in a nut-shell.

-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.


NUNESBURGER: The Tale of Nothing to See Here

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A little over a year ago there was still some expectation among many (some even who were lukewarm in their attitude about Trump) that it may be rocky, BUT we’d see at the least some steady-but-shaky improvement in the morale, economy, jobs, morals (why, I do NOT know), military, and in our standing around the world.

Let me be the first to say:


What were you nimcowpoops thinking?!!

We’re talking about a man who has 4-5 bankruptcies, double-digit FAILED businesses, 4 FAILED marriages, MULTIPLE/SERIAL Adulterer, sexual assaulter, pedophile, con, fraud, and LIFE-LONG LIAR AND NY LIBERAL!!!


#TrumpTards make a diseased Yak, high on peyote seem intelligent!!! And the so-called “Wait-N-Seers”/”Fence-Riders”…have ya seen enough?!!

How much more of America, and her Constitution and Liberties are YOU willing to see OBLITERATED by DT before you say “Enough!!”??

Let’s start with THIS:

Devin Nunes illustrates just how outrageously inappropriate it is for a Trump transition team member to chair a Congressional committee with jurisdiction relevant to investigations of that team. It causes a breakdown in the separation of powers and jeopardizes national security.


I don’t expect the blathering Drool-Monkeys that make up the gaggle of the “#TrumpTurd Elite” to understand the import of this. Between all of them COMBINED you might get a room temperature IQ… But C’MON, you folks supposedly on the fence…don’t YOU see and hear how bad it is, and is ONLY, DAILY GETTING WORSE?!!

Let’s look at the ACTUAL timeline of what exactly started the investigation into DT-Putin, and how it progressed.

  1. The investigation into the Trump-Putin ties began NOT because of the Steele dossier, NOR because of the MYTHICAL “deep state” being against Trump. The FBI agents under question from Comey down, were as anti HRC as the were (supposedly) anti DT. The investigation  into Trump’s criminal and treasonous ties with Putin-Russia began because George Papadopoulos, who became Trump campaign foreign policy adviser in early March 2016, was tossing back some brewskis, and in  May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton. 

    About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign.

    Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American counterparts, according to four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role. SOURCE  SOURCE  SOURCE

  2. The investigation of Carter Page’s ties to Russia, Putin, and The Kremlin goes back to 2013. Yes, that Carter Page. The rather eccentric former Trump campaign adviser, infamous for his extremely pro-Russia views and strange media appearances, has unexpectedly turned out to be the centerpiece of the GOP’s effort to discredit the Russia investigation.The FBI, they say, had good reason to suspect Page beyond the dossier. (Indeed, Page drew investigative scrutiny for his contacts with Russian intelligence in 2013, long before the Trump campaign was a glimmer in anyone’s eye.) SOURCE  Page, who has made his living as an energy consultanthas been open about his ties to Russia and Russians. Last week Time magazine reported that Page had described himself as a Kremlin adviser, and he subsequently made public the 2013 letter in which he made the comment.

    “Over the past half year, I have had the privilege to serve as an informal adviser to the staff of the Kremlin in preparation for their presidency of the G-20 Summit next month, where energy issues will be a prominent point on the agenda,” the letter said.

    Page says that is nothing to be ashamed of. SOURCE    THIS all begs the question: WHY did Trump pick Page to be HIS campaign ADVISER then???

  3.  November 9, 2013, (WHO else was in Russia besides Carter Page in 2013?)

    Donald Trump and family members attend the 2013 Miss Universe competition in Moscow. The pageant, owned by Trump at the time, was sponsored by Aras Agalarov, a Russian real estate developer. Following the pageant, Trump signed a deal with Agalarov to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, though the deal was stalled at some point during Trump’s campaign for president.

  4. April 2014

    The Obama White House moves to fire Michael Flynn from his post as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency over his brusque management style.

  5.  June 16, 2015

    Trump launches his campaign for president.

  6.  December 10, 2015

    Michael Flynn takes a paid trip to Russia to appear at a gala for the Russian media outlet RT. Flynn dined at a table with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  7. January 2016

    Carter Page shows up at Corey Lewandowski’s office to begin volunteer work for the Trump campaign. That month, attends an initial meeting as a volunteer with an unpaid informal committee: the “initial foreign policy committee.”

  8. Early March 2016

    George Papadopoulos, an international energy and oil consultant who was living in London at the time, learned he would be a foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign.

  9. March 6, 2016

    George Papadopoulos spoke with a Trump campaign official identified in court records as just “Campaign Supervisor” and says that he learned that a principal foreign policy focus of the Trump campaign was an improved U.S. relationship with Russia.

  10. March 14, 2016

    Traveling in Italy, George Papadopoulos met an individual who was a professor based in London. Later identified in federal court records as “The Professor,” the man initially seemed uninterested in Papadopoulos. However, after Papadopoulos informed the Professor he had joined the Trump campaign, the Professor appeared to take great interest, court documents said. Papadopoulos was interested in the Professor because he claimed to have substantial connections with Russian government officials, which Papadopoulos thought could increase his importance as a policy adviser to the Trump campaign.

  11. March 17, 2016

    The campaign’s senior policy advisor, Stephen Miller, announces on Fox News that U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., will choose Trump’s foreign policy team.

  12. March 19, 2016

    Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s email is hacked.

  13. March 21, 2016

    In a meeting with The Washington Post editorial board, Trump provides a list of five foreign policy advisers: Walid Phares, Carter Page, Joe Schmitz, ret. Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg and George Papadopoulos. “George Papadopoulos, he’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy,” Trump said.

  14.  March 24, 2016

    Trump adviser Papadopoulos met with “The Professor” in London, according to federal court records about his guilty plea. The Professor brought with him a woman — identified in court records as the “Female Russian National” — who was introduced as a relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin with connections to senior Russian government officials. Papadopoulos emailed a person identified in court records as “Campaign Supervisor” and several members of the campaign’s foreign policy team: “Just finished a very productive lunch with a good friend of minewho introduced me to both Putin’s niece and the Russian Ambassador in London — who also acts as the Deputy Foreign Minister,” according to court records. Papadopoulos added: “The topic of the lunch was to arrange a meeting between us and the Russian leadership to discuss U.S.-Russia ties under President Trump. They are keen to host us in a ‘neutral’ city, or directly in Moscow. They said the leadership, including Putin, is ready to meet with us and Mr. Trump should there be interest. Waiting for everyone’s thoughts on moving forward with this very important issue.” The person identified in court records only as “Campaign Supervisor” responded that he would “work it through the campaign,” but that no commitments should be made at that point. The Campaign Supervisor added: “Great work,” according to the court records.

  15.  March 28, 2016

    Trump campaign hires Paul Manafort, a longtime domestic and international political consultant, to oversee delegate operations for campaign.

  16.  Late March 2016

    Carter Page is among a group of people on the Trump campaign’s national security advisory committee, who received an email from George Papadopoulos concerning a professor, according to Page’s 2017 testimony to Congressional investigators.

  17. March 31, 2016

    George Papadopoulos attended a “national security meeting” in Washington with then-candidate Trump, Jeff Sessions and other foreign policy advisers for the campaign. When Papadopoulos introduced himself, he said he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin. After this trip to Washington, court documents show Papadopoulos worked with the Professor and the Female Russian National to arrange a meeting between the campaign and the Russian government, and took steps to advise the Trump campaign of his progress.

  18. Early April 2016

    George Papadopoulos sent multiple emails to other members of the campaign’s foreign policy team regarding his contacts with “the Russians” and his “outreach to Russia.”

  19. April 10, 2016

    George Papadopoulos emailed the Female Russian National, according to court records citing documents obtained by federal investigators, re-introducing himself and noting that “[w]e met with [“Professor”] in London. The reason for my message is because [“Professor”] sent an email that you tried contacting me.” Papadopoulos added: “It would be a pleasure to meet again. If not, we should have a call and discuss some things.” He ended the email with his mobile number and asking the woman’s mobile number.

  20. April 11, 2016

    The person identified in court records as a “Female Russian National” responded to Papadopoulos’ April 10 email, saying she was “now back in St. Petersburg” but “would be very pleased to support your initiatives between our two countries and of course I would be very pleased to meet you again.” Papadopoulos responded, copying The Professor, saying: “I think a good step would be for me to meet with the Russian Ambassador in London sometime this month.” Papadopoulos said he would “like to discuss with him, or anyone else you recommend, about a potential foreign policy trip to Russia.” The court records go on to say that the Professor responded to Papadopoulos later that same day: “This is already been agreed. I am flying to Moscow on the 18th for a Valdai meeting, plus other meetings at the Duma.” The Female Russian National responded that she had “already alerted my personal links to our conversation and your request…As mentioned we are all very excited by the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially announced.”

  21. April 12, 2016

    Papadopoulos receives an email from a person identified in court records as “Russian MFA Connection” – referencing the Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The emailer said: “I have already alerted my personal links to our conversation and your request. The Embassy in London is very much aware of this. As mentioned we are all very excited about the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially announced.”

    April 18, 2016

    The man identified in federal court records as the “Professor” emailed Papadopoulos, saying that he had a “long conversation in Moscow with my dear friend [“Russian MFA Connection”] …about a possible meeting between the two of you. [“Russian MFA Connection”] is ready to meet with you in London (or USA or Moscow). I am putting the two of you in touch to discuss when and where this potential meeting can actually take place.” The court records say that the Russian MFA Connection was copied on the email. Papadopoulos responded by offering to “try and come to Moscow” and setting up a Skype call with the Russian MFA Connection for 3:00 p.m. Moscow time.” Over the next several weeks, the court records describe that Papadopoulos and the Russian MFA Connection had multiple conversations over Skype and email about setting “the groundwork” for a “potential” meeting between the campaign and Russian government officials.

    April 22, 2016

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Connection sent Papadopoulos an email thanking him “for an extensive talk” and proposing “to meet in London or in Moscow.” Papadopoulos replied by suggesting that “we set one up here in London with the Ambassador as well to discuss a process moving forward.”

    April 25, 2016

    George Papadopoulos emailed a senior policy adviser for the campaign: The Russian government has an open invitation by Putin for Mr. Trump to meet him when he is ready. The advantage of being in London is that these governments tend to speak a bit more openly in ‘neutral’ cities.”

    April 26, 2016

    Papadopoulos met the man identified in court records as the “Professor” for breakfast at a London hotel. During this meeting, the Professor told Papadopoulos that he had just returned from a trip to Moscow where he had met with high-level Russian government officials. The Professor told Papadopoulos that on that trip he learned that the Russians had obtained “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. The Professor told Papadopoulos, according to Papadopoulos’ later description to the FBI, that “they [the Russians] have dirt on her”; that “the Russians had emails of Clinton”; and that “they have thousands of emails.” George Papadopoulos continued to correspond with Trump campaign officials, and continued to communicate with the Professor and the Russian MFA Connection, in an effort to arrange a meeting between the campaign and the Russian government.

    April 27, 2016

    Papadopoulos emailed a person identified in court records as a Trump senior policy adviser: “Have some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.” Papadopoulos also emailed another person identified in court records as “high-ranking” campaign official “to discuss Russia’s interest in hosting Mr. Trump. Have been receiving a lot of calls over the last month about Putin wanting to host him and the team when the time is right.”

    April 29, 2016

    Papadopoulos wrote in an email to the Russian MFA Connection:I am now in the process of seeing if we will come to Russia. Do you recommend I get in touch with a minister or embassy person in Washington or London to begin organizing the trip?” The Russian MFA Connection replied: “I think it would be better to discuss this question with [The Professor].” Papadopoulos responded: “Ok. I called him.”

    April 30, 2016

    Papadopoulos thanked the Professor for his “critical help” in arranging a meeting between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. “It’s history making if it happens,” he said, according to court records.

    May 4, 2016

    The Russian identified in court records as a Ministry of Foreign Affairs Connection sent an email to Papadopoulos and the Professor, saying: “I have just talked to my colleagues from the MFA. The[y] are open for cooperation. One of the options is to make a meeting for you at the North America Desk, if you are in Moscow.” Papadopoulos responded that he was “[g]lad the MFA is interested.” Papadopoulos forwarded the Russian’s email to the High-Ranking Campaign Official, adding: “What do you think? Is this something we want to move forward with?”

    May 5, 2016

    George Papadopoulos had a phone call with the Campaign Supervisor, and then forwarded the May 4 email from the Russian ministry of foreign affairs to him, adding to the top: “Russia updates.”

    May 8, 2016

    The person identified in federal court records as “Russian MFA Connection” emailed Papadopoulos and “The Professor” about putting Papadopoulos in touch with the ministry’s “head of US desk.” In subsequent weeks, the Russian foreign ministry connection set up Skype calls with Papadopoulos and discussed, among other things, the fact that “Russian MFA Connection” reported “good reaction from the US desk at MFA.”

    May 13, 2016

    “The Professor” emailed Papadopoulos with “an update” of what they had discussed in their “recent conversations,” according to federal court records. The Professor said: “We will continue to liaise through you with the Russian counterparts in terms of what is needed for a high level meeting of Mr. Trump with the Russian Federation.”

    May 14, 2016

    Papadopoulos emailed the person identified in court records as “High-Ranking Campaign Official” and said the “Russian government ha[s] also relayed to me that they are interested in hosting Mr. Trump.”

    May 19, 2016

    Michael Flynn describes himself as an informal advisor to Trump in Al Jazeera English interview.

    May 21, 2016

    George Papadopoulos emailed an unnamed Trump campaign official, with the subject line “Request from Russia to meet Mr. Trump,” according to federal court records. The email included the May 4 message that Papadopoulos received from the Russian ministry of foreign affairs connection and added: “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and have been reaching out to me to discuss.” The campaign official forwarded that email to another Trump campaign official (without including Papadopoulos), saying: “Let[‘]s discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal.

    May 26, 2016

    Trump’s primary victories give him enough delegates to be deemed the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

    June 1, 2016

    George Papadopoulos emails the person identified in court records as “High-Ranking Campaign Official” asking about Russia. The High-Ranking Campaign Official referred him to another person identified in court records only as “Campaign Supervisor” because “[h]e is running point.” Papadopoulos then emailed the Campaign Supervisor, with the subject line “Re: Messages from Russia.” “I have the Russian MFA asking me if Mr. Trump is interested in visiting Russia at some point. Wanted to pass this info along to you for you to decide what’s best to do with it and what message I should send (or to ignore).” Federal court records related to his guilty plea say that from mid-June through mid-August 2016, Papadopoulos pursued an “off the record” meeting between one or more campaign representatives and “members of President Putin’s office and the MFA.”

    June 3, 2016

    Donald Trump Jr. receives an email from entertainment publicist Rob Goldstone saying that Trump’s business associate in Russia, an oligarch named Aras Agalrov, was contacted by someone he identified as the crown prosecutor of Russia, who wanted to provide the Trump campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Goldstone said the information “would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.Goldstone, in emails later released by Donald Trump Jr., continued: “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trumphelped along by Aras and Ermin.” Minutes later, Trump Jr. responded: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”

    June 6, 2016

    The publicist Goldstone emails Trump Jr. asking him when he is available to speak over the phone “about this Hillary info.”

  22. June 7, 2016

    The final primaries of the 2016 election season take place. The Russian oligarch family’s publicist, Rob Goldstone, emails Trump Jr. again asking him to meet with “a Russian government attorney.” Trump Jr. responds, agreeing to the meeting and stating he would most likely bring Donald Trump’s son-in-law and now-adviser Jared Kushner and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Separately, in a speech that day, Trump promotes a “major speech” to reveal damaging information about Clinton “probably” June 13.

    June 9, 2016

    Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya meets with Trump Jr., Kushner and Manafort in Trump Jr.’s office at Trump Tower in New York.

  23. June 13, 2016

    Trump acknowledges that he had promised a major speech about Clinton, but instead said he would discuss her failings in depth another time. “This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of radical Islamic terrorism, she would be,” Trump said. “There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss these important issues at a later time, and I will deliver that speech soon.”

    June 15, 2016

    Democratic National Committee opposition research files are released by a hacker called Guccifer 2.0. The release of the files is allegedly tied to Russian hackers.

    June 19, 2016

    After several email and Skype exchanges with the Russian ministry of foreign affairs connection, the foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos emailed the Trump team member described in court records as “High-Ranking Campaign Official,” with the subject line “New message from Russia.” “The Russian ministry of foreign affairs messaged and said that if Mr. Trump is unable to make it to Russia, if a campaign rep (me or someone else) can make it for meetings? I am willing to make the trip off the record if it’s in the interest of Mr. Trump and the campaign to meet specific people.”

    June 21, 2016

    Corey Lewandowski departs as Trump’s campaign manager. Paul Manafort, who had been leading the wrangling of delegates for Trump during the primaries, replaces Lewandowski.

  24. June 22, 2016

    WikiLeaks releases private emails from DNC officials in the days leading up to the Democratic National Convention. Some emails show DNC staffers favoring Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

    June 27, 2016

    Trump says he doubts Russian involvement in the DNC hack. But he invites them to hack emails Clinton had deleted for her official account when she was Secretary of State. “I will tell you this, Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

    Late June 2016

    Some members of the Trump campaign national security advisory committee meet at the Capitol Hill Club, a meeting organized by Sessions that also included Keith Kellogg and George Papadopoulos. At the end, Page said he mentioned his Moscow trip to Sessions.

    Early July 2016

    Carter Page mentioned in an email to Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks and J.D. Gordon that he received an invitation to speak at the New Economic School. Page’s email states “Please let me know if you have any reservations or thoughts on how you’d prefer me to focus these remarks.”

    July 8, 2016

    Carter Page gives commencement speech at New Economic School in Moscow Page says he met Arkadiy Dvorkovich, a senior Russian government official. Page “greeted him briefly as he was walking off the stage” after his speech. Page communicates back to the campaign about his trip, including an email to campaign colleagues Tera Dahl and J.D. Gordon:  “On a related front, I’ll send you guys a readout soon regarding some incredible insights and outreach I’ve received from a few Russian legislators and senior members of the Presidential administration here.”

    July 14, 2016

    George Papadopoulos emailed the Russian foreign ministry connection and proposed “a meeting for August or September in the UK (London) with me and my national chairman, and maybe one other foreign policy adviser and you, members of President Putin’s office and the MFA to hold a day of consultations and to meet one another. It has been approved from our side,” according to federal court records associated with his guilty plea.

    July 15, 2016

    George Papadopoulos sent a private Facebook message to a Facebook account identified with Russian ministry of foreign affairs connection, stating: “We can chat on this, this weekend if you can’t tonight,” according to court records. The Russian connection messaged back, via Facebook, a “thumbs up.”

    July 18-21, 2016

    While attending events coinciding with the Republican convention in Cleveland, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak spoke with then-Senator Jeff Sessions, who was chairman of the Trump campaign’s national security advisory committee, along with committee member Carter Page and J.D. Gordon, who managed the committee as the campaign’s director of national security.

    July 19, 2016

    Trump officially becomes the GOP presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention.

    July 18, 2016

    At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Michael Flynn leads chants of “Lock Her Up!” aimed at Hillary Clinton during speech endorsing Trump. “You know why we’re saying that? We’re saying that because if I, a guy who knows this business, if I did a tenth of what (Clinton) did I would be in jail today.”

  25. July 21, 2016

    George Papadopoulos sent another private Facebook message to Russian ministry of foreign affairs connection, according to court records. “How are things?” he asked the Russian, adding, “Keep an eye on the speech tonight. Should be good” Trump gives his speech accepting the Republican nomination that night.

    July 22, 2016

    On the Friday before the Democratic National Convention began, WikiLeaks released emails dating from January 2015 to May 2016 believed to have been stolen from the DNC by the Russian government or its agents. Papadopoulos messaged Russian ministry of foreign affairs connection on Facebook to ask whether the connection knew a particular individual with extensive ties to Russian-based businesses and persons. Papadopoulos asked Russian MFA Connection “[i]f you know any background on him that is noteworthy before I see him, kindly send my way.” In the following weeks, Papadopoulos continued further communications regarding a potential “off the record” meeting with Russian officials.

    August 14, 2016

    The New York Times publishes a story raising questions about Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s work in the Ukraine, detailing handwritten ledgers showing “$12.7 million in undisclosed cash payments designated for Mr. Manafort from Mr. Yanukovych’s pro-Russian political party from 2007 to 2012, according to Ukraine’s newly formed National Anti-Corruption Bureau.”

    August 15, 2016

    Following several weeks of communications regarding a potential “off the record” meeting with Russian officials, federal court records say that the Trump Campaign Supervisor told George Papadopoulos that “I would encourage you” and another foreign policy adviser to the campaign to “make the trip, if it is feasible.” The trip did not take place.

    August 17, 2016

    Trump receives his first intelligence briefing as the Republican nominee for president. Michael Flynn is in attendance.

    August 19, 2016

    Paul Manafort resigns from the Trump campaign.

    August 21, 2016

    Trump’s friend and informal adviser Roger Stone tweets: “Trust me, it will soon the Podesta’s time in the barrel.”

    September 21, 2016

    Donald Trump Jr. responds to a Twitter direct message from WikiLeaks about an anti-Trump site. “Off the record I don’t know who that is but I’ll ask around. Thanks,” Trump Jr. wrote, according to copies of the private messages that Trump Jr. later released himself via Twitter.

    September 23, 2016

    Yahoo News reports that U.S. intelligence officials were investigating whether Carter Page met privately with Russian officials while visiting Moscow in July.

  26. September 26, 2016

    Trump, in his first debate with Clinton, continues to express skepticism about Russian involvement. “I mean it could be Russia, but it could also be China. It could also be lots of other people. It could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?” That same day, Carter Page says he is taking a leave of absence from the Trump campaign.

    September 30, 2016

    The Russian news agency Interfax publishes an interview with the Trump foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos in which he expresses critical views toward U.S. sanctions against Russia. The next day, according to federal court records, George Papadopoulos sent the person identified in federal court records only as “The Professor” a private Facebook message with a link to the article.

    October 3, 2016

    In response to a WikiLeaks message on Twitter suggesting he “push” a story about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump Jr. writes two messages: “Already did that earlier today. It’s amazing what she can get away with,” followed by “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?”

    October 7, 2016

    In a joint statement, U.S. intelligence agencies express confidence the Russian government has attempted to interfere in the election: “The U.S. Intelligence Community (USIC) is confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations.” That same day, Wikileaks begins publishing Clinton campaign aide John Podesta’s emails, which had been hacked in March 2016. 

    October 12, 2016

    WikiLeaks messages Donald Trump Jr. with a suggestion that Donald Trump tweets a link to Fifteen minutes later, Donald Trump tweets: “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!” Two days later, Trump Jr. tweets the link WikiLeaks provided to him: “For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here:”

  27. October 21, 2016

    WikiLeaks messages Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter “btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4″ at 8:31 a.m. At 8:38 a.m., WikiLeaks publicly tweets out a link to the Podesta emails.

    November 8, 2016

    Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States, defeating Hillary Clinton.

    November 17, 2016

    President-Elect Trump names Michael Flynn his national security adviser.

    December 9, 2016

    President Obama orders a review of foreign attempts to tamper with U.S. elections. Trump dismisses the CIA’s finding that the Russians sought to sway the election in his favor. “These are the same people that said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.” [NOTE: HE DID.}

    December 12, 2016

    Republican leaders announce that congressional committees will investigate the CIA findings.

    December 16, 2016

    President Obama says the Russian government, at the “highest levels,” initiated the hacks of emails, not voting machines. He vows to retaliate. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr announces plans to “continue its review of the intelligence surrounding” Russian influence in U.S. elections

    December 22, 2016

    A person identified in federal court records as a “very senior member of the Presidential Transition Team” directed Michael Flynn to contact government officials from foreign countries, including Russia, to determine their positions on a United Nations Security Council resolution about Israeli settlements that was set for a vote the next day. Flynn called the Russian ambassador, told him the incoming president opposed the resolution, and he asked the Russian ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat the resolution, according to the documents about Flynn’s subsequent guilty plea entered Dec. 1, 2017, to charges he lied to the FBI about those discussions. The Russian ambassador informed Flynn the following day that his country would oppose the resolution.

  28. December 28, 2016

    President Obama signs an executive order announcing sanctions against Russia, including expelling 35 diplomats and the closing of Russian compounds in Maryland and New York that had been suspected of spying. Trump insists the issue should be put to bed, but agrees to meet with intelligence officials for a briefing. “It’s time for our country to move on to bigger and better things,” Trump says. Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak contacts Michael Flynn, the incoming administration’s National Security Adviser, according to court records related to Flynn’s Dec. 1, 2017, guilty plea to federal charges including lying to the FBI about those discussions.

    December 29, 2016

    Michael Flynn called someone identified in court records only as “a senior official of the Presidential Transition Team” at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach with other members of the presidential transition team. Flynn asked “what, if anything, to communicate to the Russian ambassador about the U.S. sanctions,” according to the court records. Immediately after that phone call, Flynn called the Russian ambassador and asked him not to “escalate the situation” in response to the sactions, according to the court records.

    December 30, 2016

    Russia’s Putin announces his country will not retaliate, a message that the ambassador also relayed to Flynn, according to Flynn’s guilty plea in the federal case against him. Trump later praises Putin in a tweet.

    January 2017

    Jared Kushner, Trump’s son in law and a leader on the campaign, accepts a job as a White House adviser. He is cleared to take it on Jan. 21. As part of security clearance, he is required to report meetings with foreign officials such as the one he’d had with the Russian lawyer, Veselnitskaya, in Donald Trump Jr.’s office at Trump Tower.

    January 6, 2017

    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence releases its report “Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections.” Then FBI Director James Comey said that he met with the president-elect that same day at Trump Tower in New York, a meeting that Comey would later testify was tense and made him so uncomfortable that he immediately created a written record of it.

    January 10, 2017

    BuzzFeed publishes a document prepared by Christopher Steele, a former British spy who compiled a dossier on Donald Trump and his alleged ties to the Russian government. The dossier alleges that Russian operatives obtained potentially compromising personal and financial information about Trump. Moscow has denied having any “compromising materials” on Trump, who dismissed the reports. [NOTE: This is much AFTER the investigation had ALREADY started. Steele Dossier was NOT the “trigger” to the investigation.]

  29. January 11, 2017

    Trump says in a news conference that while Russia was most likely behind the DNC election-year hack, “we also get hacked by other countries and other people.”

    January 12, 2017

    The Washington Post first reports that Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Kislyak had secretly spoken on Dec. 29. [NOTE: The “not-so-fake” news.]

    January 13, 2017

    Trump press aide Sean Spicer acknowledges one call between Flynn and Kislyak, but he says it was for “logistical information.” [NOTE: Right…sure…]

    January 15, 2017

    On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Vice President-Elect Pence appears discusses the calls between Flynn and the Russian ambassador, saying it was “strictly coincidental that they had a conversation.” [NOTE: Right…sure…]

    January 19, 2017

    The New York Times reports that the FBI is leading an interagency task force probing ties between Russia and three close Trump associates: Paul Manafort, Carter Page and Roger Stone.

    January 20, 2017

    Trump takes the oath of office, becoming the 45th President of the United States.

    January 22, 2017

    Michael Flynn is sworn in as national security adviser, a position that does not require Senate confirmation.

    January 24, 2017

    Michael Flynn denies to FBI agents in an interview that he discussed U.S. sanctions with Russia before Trump took office, a statement he has since contradicted in a guilty plea to federal charges brought by the special counsel that he lied to the FBI in that interview.

    January 26, 2017

    Acting Attorney General Sally Yates informs the White House counsel that Flynn lied about the nature of his calls with Kislyak and is vulnerable to blackmail. Trump would later fire Yates in the midst of the controversy over his travel ban.

    January 27, 2017

    Then FBI Director James Comey has testified he had a private dinner with President Trump at the White House. Comey’s written testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee months later described how the president told him at that dinner, “I need loyalty. I expect loyalty.” Comey said of the exchange: “I didn’t move, speak or change my facial expression in any way during the awkward silence that followed.”

    February 13, 2017

    White House adviser Kellyanne Conway tells MSNBC that Trump has “full confidence” in Flynn. Hours later, Flynn resigns, saying he had “inadvertently briefed the Vice President-Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador.” [NOTE: Or what is better known as, and more accurately called: LIED.]

    February 14, 2017

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says Trump asked Flynn to resign because of an “erosion of trust.” That same day is when James Comey, then director of the FBI, has since testified that President Trump met with him privately and pressed him to drop the investigation of Flynn. “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go,” Comey quoted the president as saying. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee during testimony months later that he was “so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in.”

    February 15, 2017

    The New York Times reports that telephone records and intercepted calls show that “members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.” [NOTE: Did you see THAT? “In The YEAR BEFORE the election”. This was NOT precipitated by the Steele Dossier, NOR by The NunesBurger memo.]

    March 2017

    Carter Page “was in a lobby near Lincoln Center in the upper west side of Manhattan” and FBI agents “just walked up to me,” according to his testimony to Congressional investigators. Page said this is when the FBI “first approached” him.

    March 16, 2017

    Documents released by U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee, show Michael Flynn received $33,750 from Russia’s state-owned television network for a 2015 speech he made in Moscow.

    March 20, 2017

    During a public hearing with the House Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey publicly acknowledged that the bureau is investigating whether there was collusion between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Additionally, Comey dismissed Trump’s claims that Trump was wiretapped by the Obama administration.

    30. May 9, 2017

    President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey.

    May 10, 2017

    Trump met with top Russian diplomats in the White House, during which he reportedly revealed classified information. According to a later New York Times report, the president also told them that day, “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job. I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.”

    May 11, 2017

    In an interview with NBC News, Trump called out Comey publicly: “Look he’s a showboat, he’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil. You know that, I know that. Everybody knows that. You take a look at the FBI a year ago, it was in virtual turmoil – less than a year ago. It hasn’t recovered from that.” He also said that the Russia investigation was indeed on his mind when firing Comey. Trump told NBC’s Lester Holt that he said to himself, in making the decision to fire the FBI director: “You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story. It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won.”

    May 16, 2017

    News breaks that Trump had asked Comey to close the investigation into Michael Flynn, the resigned national security adviser back in February. Comey kept detailed memos of his conversations with Trump, including of a dinner in which the president reportedly said, “I hope you can let this go.”

    May 17, 2017

    The Justice Department taps former FBI director Robert Mueller as special counsel to lead an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Sources tell the New York Times that Trump’s team knew Flynn was under investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the presidential campaign.

    May 22, 2017

    Flynn tells the Senate Intelligence Committee he will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in declining to provide the committee documents related to its investigation into collusion between associates of Trump’s campaign and the Russian government.

    June 7, 2017

    Former FBI director James Comey says President Trump privately requested his loyalty and later urged him to drop the investigation into Flynn in written testimony released ahead of Comey’s public questioning by the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    July 6, 2016

    Carter Page testified that he met with Andrey Baranov, head of investor relations at Rosneft, while in Russia. They watch the Portugal versus Wales soccer match at the Europa cup.

    July 8, 2017

    The New York Times first reveals the previously undisclosed meeting between Trump Jr., Kushner, Manafort and Veselnitskaya. The Times reported that Trump Jr. told them in a statement the meeting was “primarily about an adoption program. The statement did not address whether the presidential campaign was discussed.” [NOTE: Once again the so-called “fake news” gets it RIGHT and gets it FIRST. And “adoption” my eye!! LIAR!]

    31. July 9, 2017

    The New York Times reports the presidential campaign was a topic of the meeting between Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer. The article cited five sources who stated Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting on the premise that damaging information on Hillary Clinton would be provided. Following the article, Trump Jr. confirmed he agreed to the meeting because of the information on Clinton, though the information provided was not useful and the meeting was actually about adoption: “It became clear to me that this was the true agenda all along and that the claims of potentially helpful information were a pretext for the meeting,” Trump Jr. stated.

    July 10, 2017

    The Washington Post reports the meeting between Trump Jr. and the Russian lawyer was arranged at the request Emin Agalrov by Goldstone. Later that evening, the New York Times reports Goldstone presented the meeting in an email to Trump Jr. promising information on Clinton. According to the article, Trump Jr. did not indicate he believed Veselnitskaya was connected to the Russian governmentsomething she has denied.

    July 11, 2017

    After several days of increasingly revealing statements, Donald Trump Jr. posts screenshots of the emails between him and Goldstone on Twitter. He also includes a statement saying he believed the meeting would be about “Political Opposition Research” and originally wanted to have the meeting over the phone.  “To put this in context,” Trump Jr. stated, “this occurred before the current Russian fever was in vogue.” [NOTE: But as is seen by this time-line Trump Jr. IS LYING…AGAIN.]

    July 12, 2017

    President Trump, aboard Air Force One, tells reporters, “Don is — as many of you know Don — he’s a good boy. He’s a good kid. And he had a meeting, nothing happened with the meeting.” The president said, “I only heard about it two or three days ago,” but his understanding was the meeting was arranged to discuss some opposition research and nothing came of it. “Honestly, in a world of politics, most people are going to take that meeting,” Trump said.

    July 13, 2017

    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said he wants Trump Jr. to testify before the committee and would be willing to issue a subpoena to compel his testimony if necessary.

    32. July 14, 2017

    NBC News reported that a Russian-American lobbyist who is a veteran of the Russian military also attended the Trump Tower meeting involving the Russian lawyer, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort. The lobbyist, Rinat Akhmetshin, confirmed to The Washington Post that he had been in the room, and said he had been invited to the meeting by Veselnitskaya.

    August 4, 2017

    The New York Times reports Mueller asked the White House for documents related to Michael Flynn. The Times reported investigators questioned witnesses as to whether the Turkish government made secret payments to Flynn during the 2016 campaign.

    August 5, 2017

    Russia’s former ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, denies he discussed secrets or sanctions with Flynn. The comments were made during an interview on Russian television.

    November 10, 2017

    The Wall Street Journal reports Mueller is investigating Flynn and his son Michael Flynn Jr.’s attempts to forcibly remove a Muslim cleric from the United States. The Journal said the two were involved in a plan to deliver Fethullah Gulen to the Turkish government, which views Gulen as an enemy.​

    November 23, 2017

    News breaks that Flynn’s lawyers told President Trump’s legal team they can no longer share information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A Trump administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, described the move as routine and that it would not affect the president.

    December 1, 2017

    Special counsel Robert Mueller charged Flynn with lying about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Flynn pleaded guilty. The court filing, which was made public Dec. 1, states Flynn “did willfully and knowingly make materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to FBI agents during a Jan. 24 interview.

    Contributing: Steve Reilly, John Kelly, Brad Heath, Kevin Johnson, Gregory Korte and David Jackson.



So, what have we learned from all this?

We’ve learned thusly:

  1. The investigation into Trump-Putin did NOT begin, was NOT “triggered” by Steele Dossier.
  2. The investigation into Trump-Putin did NOT begin, was NOT “triggered” by the “NunesBurger Memo”.

WHY would DT be so attracted to Putin-Russia?


Now, #TrumpTards will NOT be swayed by anything, NOT even an invasion by Russia led by Putin himself, with Little, Lying, Liberal Donnie Trump at his side.

BUT…you so-called fence-setters/wait-n-seers…GET OVER IT ALREADY!!

America’s very SURVIVAL is at stake!!

-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.


#TrumpTurds And The Klingon Cloaking Devise. Part 2.

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The above is applicable to every President since William McKinley (1897-1901) with the exception of Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan. Hoover, FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, Clinton, Obama, and, YES, Trump are the most egregious examples of LibTardism run amok.


Intro to Part 2.

Apparently there is some type of advanced technology that prohibits Trump supporters from seeing and hearing “inconvenient things”, like:

  • REALITY and

Apparently this devise is Klingon in origin and/or nature, as in the Klingon Cloaking devise.

Most folks when they read, see, hear, and study the facts and evidence come to logical conclusions.

NOT so with Trump and his navel gazing supporters. 

Put on a pot of coffee…below is a detailed look at the facts and the law, and the possible conclusion of following the law. Part 2 will present “H-N-S”, Headlines And Snippets. This is done so as to look at a larger segment of evidence.

ICYMI here is Part ONE.

Shall we commence? We’ll begin with the longest one and proceed…


Stressing out about the day’s news? This may help. A shortie on the doings at the FBI. 1/

Earlier today, it was announced that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was leaving effective immediately. With Trump’s endless criticism of McCabe, it’s pretty natural that the collective reaction was shock and fear… as if Trump had won here somehow. 2/

In reality, McCabe was poised to leave in two months anyway. He reaches full retirement in March-ish. His departure in and of itself isn’t shocking. The timing seemed sudden and sharp though of course. 3/

The key thing is looking at who Chris Wray appoints to replaces him. Now, as background, Trump thought Wray was going to be a loyalist because Wray had been involved in helping Chris Christie during Bridgegate. Wray ain’t a dirty bird though. 4/

Wray is ex-Department of Justice. He worked under Jim Comey. He won the highest award for service in DOJ. He’s a Justice Department veteran. He ain’t a Trump sleazeball hanger-on. 5/

As FBI Director he has now pushed aside two people Trump was critical of… James Baker and Andrew McCabe. In normal times, those moves would raise an eyebrow. New bosses bring in their people. In these abnormal times, they raise plenty of eyebrows. 6/

…but while people worry Wray may be less than a good guy, his actions thus far are incredibly comforting. After he pushed James Baker aside he appointed someone SURE to rankle Trump. The U.S. Attorney closest to Mueller’s investigation. Dana Boente. 7/

Today, immediately after apparently nudging McCabe out the door, Wray announced his replacement… …and the guy he picked is in many ways Trump’s worst nightmare. David Bowditch. An FBI career man. A mini-Mueller. 8/

Bowditch isn’t JUST an FBI veteran, he has the kind of pedigree Republicans would usually experience the kind of erection you have to call your urologist over. He was a police officer. He joined the FBI and was a sniper on SWAT teams. He was on the Joint Terrorism Task Force 9/

He fought gangs and was instrumental in a history-making gang prosecution. The guy is a caricature of the kind of “Law and Order” background Trump alleges he cares about. In a word: he’s unimpeachable. 10/

Andrew McCabe had become a distraction and Trump had found some storylines that were effectively muddying the waters. Chris Wray just did exactly what he did with James Baker’s role. He not only robbed Trump of his ammo, he returned fire with a Howitzer. 11/

Wray just screwed Trump so d*mn hard, it’s gonna leave a mark… and Trump is too dumb to even realize he just got game-set-matched by an appointee who ain’t having any of it. Wray just stole Trump’s talking points AND turned up the heat on him. 12/

Even better, Bowditch’s elevation entirely earns the trust of the rank and file FBI. They have now seen twice that Wray is on their side not Trump’s. Comey was their homey but now it’s Wray all the way. 13/

The most delicious little morsel in this pie to the face is this though… Chris Wray just sent a 90-decibel message right into Trump’s earhole: “Come after whoever you want. There are a million more behind ’em. There is no stopping the FBI.” So good. So d*mn good. <end>

p.s. Bowditch is so perfect an appointee, I’m LOLing

Wray just took Trump’s rhetoric and shoved it down his throat by appointing someone who it would be absurd to criticize The guy is a mini-Mueller. Wray replaced McCabe with someone even worse for Trump.

David Bowdich Named Assistant Director in Charge of FBI Los Angeles


I could post article after article about Bowditch. Just Google the guy. He is comically perfect as the face of law enforcement. Trump is going to lose his mind when he realizes his win was actually a loss



Fmr. Member of Congress, Bull Moose Republican, STOP Act Author. Chair of Dusty Face Enterprises.



So if you’re our FBI tonight, the Republicans plan to investigate you.

If you’re Russia, you get a pass.


Next up is another Twitter Patriot, [True] Conservative, and good friend, Lisa Marie’s response to the recent rash of irrational #TrumpTrolls. Lisa takes what THEY ACTUALLY POSTED, condenses into ONE tweet, what follows is comedic silence from the blathering idiot, aka #TrumpTurd.


Let’s recap your comments today.

You do not care that Trump conned you.

You do not know what conservatism is.

You like spreading conspiracy theories.

You are a tribalist binary thinker.

You are on your 2nd Account (TOS violations thumped the first one.)



The 425 People, Places and Things Donald
Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List


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To recap: Trump asked Comey for loyalty;

asked him to drop the Flynn probe; fired Comey;

pressured Sessions not to recuse;

pressured Sessions to fire McCabe;

pressured Coats, Rogers, Pompeo &multiple congressmen to say he wasn’t under FBI investigation;

and tried to fire Mueller.


Yet another solid Twitter Patriot writes:


Never. Trust. This. President.

5 things Trump’s attempted firing of Robert Mueller teaches us

Reminder: The Guy who speaks openly about grabbing women by their Pussies while a tape rolls believes the Feds shouldn’t protect America with wiretaps against shady corrupt businessmen working with a Hostile Foreign Nation.

Let Trump formally leak the so called Memo. He’s his own worst enemy. Desperate moves from a failing man.

It’s hard to play a fair game when one side cheats and then changes the rules while the other side acts with Honour and Integrity

Lets use the proper term .. They conspired with a foreign adversary. His low thinking base really believe this memo written by Nunes and Gowdy with no corroborating evidence is proof.

Yet with 4 indictments, 2 guilty pleas, our law enforcement agencies. 😑

The GOP is engaged in an effort to discredit the FBI. This is what dictators do, so they can get absolute power, without checks and balances. If you are OK with this, you don’t love true America.

Just because someone gets away with something over and over doesn’t make it legal! Trump has repeatedly Obstructed Justice!! Each time it is Criminal!

It’s irresponsible and criminal for Trump to interfere with an Ongoing Federal Investigation. Every time he says “nothing was found” he is interfering with an ongoing investigation. Criminal!


Next up is a good friend and Twitter Patriot, CJF:

With all due respect, was an Exec. Order & Trump promised to “rescind it on day 1”.  He didn’t.

Under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 Trump could have had DHS start construction of on Day 1 using DHS’s discretionary funds: He didn’t.

No “deal” is needed.


This next one is from someone who usually goes to bat FOR Trump, Joe Walsh:

He fired FBI Dir Comey.

He tried to fire Asst FBI Dir McCabe.

He wanted to fire Att Gen Sessions.

He ordered the firing of Special Counsel Mueller.

I could go on.

For a guy who says he didn’t do anything wrong, why does he try to fire everyone who’s investigating him?


And, lastly, NOT because I ran out of stuff, but because there will be more in this series forthcoming, so I’ll close with THIS…this LIE should infuriate EVERY LAST SINGLE #TrumpoTard left…

Trump Says He Is Open to a Path to Citizenship for ‘Dreamers’

“But…but…build the wall…deport illegals…deport Muslims…But….”

-Average #TrumpTroll.

Yeah, YOU’VE been LIED to…

We warned.

You Deflected-N-Defended.

Now it’s too late…the horse is out of the barn…

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.


#TrumpTurds And The Klingon Cloaking Devise. Pt. 1

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Apparently there is some type of advanced technology that prohibits Trump supporters from seeing and hearing “inconvenient things”, like:

  • REALITY and

Apparently this devise is Klingon in origin and/or nature, as in the Klingon Cloaking devise.

Most folks when they read, see, hear, and study the facts and evidence come to logical conclusions.

NOT so with Trump and his navel gazing supporters. 

Put on a pot of coffee…below is a detailed look at the facts and the law, and the possible conclusion of following the law. It is long, BUT it dissects and details a goodly portion of what IS necessary to evict the fraud and con, Trump…

(THREAD) Last June, I and some others said Mueller had a “prima facie” case on Trump for Obstruction—that is, a case that’s evidently correct unless proven otherwise. Today, that’s the consensus. But Obstruction is more confusing than some realize. Here’s a thread on why that is.

2/ On June 8, a day after I wrote about bringing an Obstruction case against Trump under one of the several means to do so—18 U.S.C. § 1512(b)—the New York Times posted a helpful note on the various subsections of the Federal Code that prohibit obstructing an official proceeding.

3/ 18 U.S.C. § 1503 prohibits “corruptly endeavoring to influence any officer of any court in the discharge of his duty.” This is the most direct way to charge someone, and carries a maximum penalty of 10 years.


4/ You will often hear people say that Obstruction is a “specific intent crime.” “Specific intent” means that you intended your actions to achieve a specific result and desired that that specific result be achieved.

5/ “Specific intent crimes” require that a prosecutor show “specific intent,” considered the highest level of intent a prosecutor can have to prove in a case. Usually we see the words “intentionally” or “purposefully” in a statute when we’re looking at a “specific intent crime.”

6/ Working our way down from the highest level of intent, we next come to “general intent”—usually indicated in statutes by the word “knowingly.” To “knowingly” do something is to appreciate the nature of your actions without necessarily intending them to cause a specific result.

7/ So if you stand in a crowd windmilling your arms and hit someone in the nose, “specific intent” means you intended to injure someone (whether or not that particular victim) by windmilling your arms; “general intent” simply means you were aware you were windmilling your arms.

8/ Other levels of intent include “recklessly” doing something and “negligently” doing something (I’m putting aside the complication of so-called “involuntary” statutes, crimes subject to a “duress” defense, and a “diminished capacity” to form intent caused by drugs or alcohol).

9/ So when people call Obstruction a specific-intent crime, which they do, they are saying the alleged obstructor has to have acted with the “specific intent” that their actions obstruct the administration of justice—whether or not (this is key) justice ended up being obstructed.

10/ But one thing you’ll notice is that when people write articles about a possible Obstruction charge against Trump in the Trump-Russia case, they almost never say which statute they’re referring to. So go back for a moment and look at 18 U.S. Code § 1503:

11/ The language there—”corruptly endeavoring to influence any officer of any court in the discharge of his duty.”

1512(b)(3) says “corruptly attempts to persuade another person with intent to prevent communication to a judge relating to possible commission of a federal offense.”

12/ Meanwhile, 18 U.S. Code § 1505—the third federal criminal statute mentioned by the Times—prohibits “corruptly attempting to influence the proper administration of the law under which any pending proceeding is being had before any department or agency of the United States.”

13/ The upshot is this: lawyers who write about Trump being charged with Obstruction always focus on the word “corruptly”—because that’s a constant in all the statutes potentially in play—but never name a statute, because there are other elements that differ between the statutes.

14/ Here’s how confusing it all is: because we don’t know what evidence Mueller will rely upon, and because we don’t even know all the evidence he has, and because we technically don’t even know which statute he’ll focus on, many disagree on where we are:

3 potential problems for an obstruction of justice case against Trump

Why some experts think Mueller would need a lot more to make a case.

15/ I’ll say this: the Dershowitz argument—that a president can’t break the law when exercising his constitutional authority—is false. No one else says this or believes it. A president can exercise his constitutional authority in every way BUT corruptly—this is a legal certainty.

16/ A basic principle of constitutional and statutory interpretation is this—a court will *never* interpret the U.S. Constitution or a statute in any way that renders it nonsensical. The Constitution would be nonsensical if it explicitly authorized the president to commit crimes.

17/ What this means is that Trump CAN fire James Comey because he doesn’t like his fashion sense—Comey is in the Executive Branch of government, and Trump runs the Executive Branch. But Trump CANNOT fire Comey if his intention is to obstruct the proper administration of justice.

18/ 1503—”corruptly endeavor to influence an officer of the court in his duty” 1505—”corruptly attempt to influence administration of the law in pending proceeding” 1512—”corruptly attempt to persuade a person with intent to prevent communication to a judge commission of a crime”

19/ You can see that 1512 is the highest bar in some respects—it says “persuade,” not “influence,” which is more specific; it says “with intent to prevent communication,” whereas the other two don’t require that intent or aim—but on the other hand it does seem to fit these facts.

20/ Some falsely say there was no “official proceeding” pending at the time Trump had his conversations with Comey. But in fact, even if the FBI had brought no charges against anyone yet, and had no grand jury, it was still before the FISA court seeking (and receiving) warrants.

21/ It doesn’t matter if Trump knew or didn’t know that the FBI was already before a court on its broader investigation into Trump-Russia ties. And it shouldn’t matter that Comey hadn’t been before a court yet—we don’t think—on Flynn, as Flynn was part of a broader investigation.

22/ Moreover, there’s a chance—though we don’t know this—that the FBI may have been before a court at some point in its surveillance of Kislyak, or as part of the unmasking of Flynn which came as a result of the counter-intelligence capture of Kislyak’s telephonic communications.

23/ Generally speaking, FBI agents aren’t officers of the court (that refers to judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, or attorneys for a civil party). That’s why 1505 is what we’re looking at—unless Comey is seen as a “witness” (because he’s an FBI agent, not a DOJ prosecutor).

24/ For this reason, 18 U.S. Code § 1515 suddenly becomes important—because it offers us the *definition* of “corruptly” as it is used in 1505. Here’s the definition: “acting with an improper purpose…by…concealing information.” So what would the concealed information be here?

25/ Well, the “improper purpose” Trump would have for trying to convince FBI Director Comey to drop the Flynn case and stop investigating his (Trump’s) ties to Russia is pretty clear: protecting himself from prosecution—and thus, presumably, concealing they had committed a crime.

26/ So here are the major problems I have with the Obstruction analyses I’ve seen so far: (a) They don’t specify statute.

(b) They don’t acknowledge that statutes differ.

(c) They don’t acknowledge some are harder to prove than others.

(d) They don’t clarify the issue of intent.

27/ Under 1505, the only “specific intent” Trump would have to have would be (a) the aim of influencing a pending case, (b) to protect himself from prosecution—which, as I said last June, we already have from just *two pieces of evidence* that are more or less incontrovertible.

28/ PIECE OF EVIDENCE 1: Comey says, contemporaneously memorialized, and told others Trump at a minimum tried to “influence” him on whether to charge Flynn.

PIECE OF EVIDENCE 2: Trump told NBC he fired Comey because “this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story.”

29/ The first piece of evidence is inarguably an effort to “influence” Comey’s pending Flynn investigation; the second piece of evidence shows Trump’s awareness that *he himself* was caught up in the Russia probe and was therefore in possible legal jeopardy from its continuation.

30/ So on those facts *alone* Mueller would have proof of an “attempt to influence” and an “improper purpose” for attempting to influence. This is not to mention Trump telling the Russians that firing Comey “took pressure off him”—*more* proof of Trump’s clearly improper purpose.

31/ And it goes without saying we have *much* more evidence of the “attempt to influence” (trying to get Sessions to recuse himself, pressuring Congress to drop its probes) and “improper purpose” (asking Comey to pledge loyalty to *him* rather than the Constitution or U.S. laws).

32/ If the case were under 1503 (assuming Comey were somehow treated as an “officer of the court”) it’d be just as easy: all you’d need is “endeavoring to influence for an improper purpose.” Under 1512? An improper purpose for trying to keep Comey from bringing Flynn into court.

With all this in mind, I turn to Renato’s article today in POLITICO:

It’s Now Likely Mueller Thinks Trump Obstructed Justice

Thursday’s bombshell news points toward one conclusion: The special counsel has the goods on the president.


33/ Renato believed and wrote on June 8—as did I—that an average person would almost certainly be charged with Obstruction on these facts. Unlike Renato, I didn’t and don’t think a federal prosecutor has right or authority to treat a president differently from an average citizen.

34/ Federal prosecutors are political beings—they’re influenced by politics and sometimes end up running for political office. So they’re sometimes wrongly swayed by the political implications of their decisions. But there’s zero support in the law or Constitution for doing this.

35/ From Day One on this feed, I’ve analyzed the Trump-Russia case under the (correct) presumption all citizens are equal under U.S. law—including presidents. While the Constitution gives POTUS special authority, as we’ve noted that authority does NOT extend to committing crimes.

36/ So I, and you, and EVERYONE should dismiss any part of any legal analysis that says a president gets more leash to commit a crime without being prosecuted than the average citizen does—that’s a political calculation that benefits the rich and powerful and has no basis in law.

37/ Here’s the second paragraph of Renato’s piece in POLITICO:

38/ The word “prudent” here means “political”—Renato is, quite understandably, speaking of a prosecutor who wants to keep his or her job and (moreover) possibly advance in their legal career or make the jump into politics. But let’s be clear—such an analysis isn’t based in *law*.

39/ In Renato’s defense, he cites the Dershowitz Defense as a basis for thinking Trump might get more leeway in firing Comey. But that defense is a binary (either right or wrong). If being POTUS doesn’t permit you to commit crimes, POTUS is no different from a citizen under 1505.

40/ Any jury looking at Obstruction for Trump would bifurcate the issues: 1) Can a POTUS commit crimes if he’s exercising constitutional authority? 2) If not—and the answer is indeed “no”—did Trump violate 1505 under the same standard as would be applied to the average citizen?

41/ Where I think Renato *does* have a point is in implying that referring an indictment against a president is *in the first instance* a political issue—as a sitting president can’t be indicted (he must be impeached first). So a prosecutor might well *have* to consider politics.

42/ But Mueller isn’t a prosecutor—at least as to Trump—he’s an investigator.His decision will be on whether Trump violated the law. Likewise, Rosenstein (DOJ) is simply charged with deciding whether Trump violated the law.

It’s CONGRESS that will make political calculations.

43/ So the “prudent” prosecutor Renato describes (a) wouldn’t be Mueller, who must simply look at the law and refer to DOJ, and (b) isn’t Rosenstein at DOJ, because *he* wouldn’t be the prosecutor of Trump in the first instance (i.e., at an impeachment). Thus, Renato errs, here.

44/ So I go back to my point that there’s no “prudent prosecutor” at the FBI or DOJ who must—or even can—take politics into account here, and that that sort of “prudence” (if it arose) would just be a Special Counsel or DOJ lawyer making a political calculation *for themselves*.

45/ I think Renato also errs in equating “impeding” and “influencing” the administration of justice. He admits both words can apply to 1505, but the moment he moves to the question of intent he opts for the *higher* standard—”impede.” This is where—I fear—politics is creeping in.

46/ Unless he or she is making a political calculation inapplicable to an average citizen, no prosecutor opts for a higher mental state in a case than they’re required to prove. “Intent to influence” and “intent to impede” are both “specific intent”—the latter is harder to prove.

47/ Consider: “intent to impede” might require a prosecutor to show that Trump wanted to *shut down the entire Trump-Russia probe permanently*. “Intent to influence” is proven the *moment* Trump knowingly inserts himself into the issue at *all*—even if it’s entirely haplessly.

48/ So when Renato says of Trump’s comments to NBC, “Trump followed them up by indicating he thought the investigation was bogus—his defense to obstruction could be he genuinely believed the Russia investigation was meritless.”

No! It couldn’t be. Not under “intent to influence.”

49/ So what I see some federal prosecutors doing here is—with the best intentions—arrogating to themselves the “political calculations” that are *Congress’ to make*, and thereby making the Obstruction case against Trump *much* harder to make out than it actually is under the law.

50/ It’s literally *no defense whatsoever* under 18 U.S. Code § 1505 to say “I thought the investigation of me was stupid!”Imagine for a moment if citizens charged with obstructing investigations into them could say, “Well, I thought it was bullsh*t, so why can’t I obstruct it?”

51/ Renato even says Trump could defend himself by saying he “didn’t understand the consequences of firing Comey.”

No—he couldn’t.

As long as he understood he was talking to the federal agent working on Flynn’s case and hoped to “influence” that person as to that case, it’s over.

52/ What I think Renato does a great job of is showing how Mueller can make his Obstruction case against Trump *as strong as possible*—but that is *entirely* separate from the question of whether Mueller had a “prima facie” Obstruction case on Trump in June 2017. He did. He does.

53/ Here’s why this matters:

(1) Trump wants to fire Mueller.

(2) If Mueller refers Obstruction, he comes unfireable.

(3) If Mueller artificially raises the bar for Obstruction, he might never refer it.

(4) If he delays referring it, he’ll be fired before he can.

See the issue?

54/ We always wonder why the rich and powerful get away with things the rest of us couldn’t. What this thread has been about is breaking down the Obstruction case against Trump to show that how we’re discussing it perfectly explains why the rich and powerful get better treatment.

55/ *This* is why—not to be salacious, or to get more widely read, or to get ahead of a story—I said last June Trump was guilty of Obstruction. As a former public defender—not a federal prosecutor with a “political” mind—I proudly look *only* at the law, *not* at the defendant.

PS/ A smart reader notes Mueller could choose to test the “you can’t indict a sitting POTUS” presumption by indicting Trump *now* and going all the way to SCOTUS to *test* the Dershowitz Defense. If he wins, he declaws Trump allies dramatically at subsequent impeachment hearings.

NOTE/ I like and respect Renato. In noting federal prosecutors have to be political beings to avoid being fired, I’m not impugning anyone’s character—the reality is the reality, and no individual federal prosecutor could change it. But that culture has dangerous implications now.

Part 2. will also present evidence and facts that “somehow” eludes the detection of #TrumpTards.

The egregious problem of the “ostrich with it’s head in the sand” approach here and now is that, well, America, The Constitution, and LIBERTY are at stake.

 -Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.