Alan Dershowitz: “What’s the Crime?”

Alan Dershowitz who is no fan of Trump, comes out with a unique legal view on the fake Russian story and why it is so. He presents a historical background for his view with Tucker Carlson last night. A good one.

Tucker Carlson Tonight – Alan Dershowitz – 5/19/17 Special Counsel

Rush on Budget fiasco: ‘Why is anybody voting Republican, if this is what happens when we win

Where to even start on the budget. I was going to focus on the Coup de grâce:

Paul Ryan Expands H-2B Blue-Collar Outsourcing Program for 2017
Breitbart:

The H-2B language was hidden deep in the draft 2017 supplemental budget — which is to face House and Senate votes this week — and it surprised opponents of the legislation. In December 2016, Ryan had agreed to trim the program when the partial 2017 budget deal was announced just one month after blue-collar voters backed Donald Trump’s campaign promise of a low-immigration, high-wage national economic policy.

But this clip of Rush Limbaugh doing his thing wraps up the whole fiasco.

Hot Air:

…What if his main concern is popularity, in the form of averting any shutdowns for which he might be blamed, instead of major policy gains?

But the dirty little secret is that there isn’t any evidence that anywhere in Washington is there any aspect of the Trump agenda on display. It doesn’t seem to be that in the House of Representatives that there is a desire to implement any of the Trump agenda. It doesn’t seem in the Senate that there is a desire to implement any of the Trump agenda. It does seem in the House that there is a lot of energy devoted to stopping a Trump agenda. Ditto in the Senate…

This budget is a direct slap in the face. This budget is a stop sign. And it’s throwing down the gauntlet. “You may be elected president, but you’re not getting anything. Nothing’s gonna happen here.” And if Donald Trump cannot rely on the members of his own party — are you really telling me we can’t get a replace and repeal Obamacare bill after all this time? And I don’t mean since Trump won the election; I’m talking about since it was passed seven years ago, six, whatever it is now…

I’m telling you, folks, the will isn’t there. The establishment, whatever you want to call this bunch of people, the ruling class, the establishment, the donors, whatever you want to call ’em, they’re not just gonna roll over and let Trump implement those things that he campaigned on just because he won the office, just because he won the presidency. And he’s going to have to overcome this if he’s going to be successful. And the way he’s going to have overcome it, he’s going to have to have his own staff, legislative staff in the White House that writes this legislation and muscles its way through…

I have to think he knows better than I do, better than anybody else does, ’cause he’s living it. I don’t know what his expectations were. I can believe that he expected the Republicans were gonna be deliriously happy at his victory and deliriously happy to work with him, and I fully think that he expected the Republicans to be on his team and that they would be working together to get a whole lot of this stuff done to fix and repair America and stop this descending trend that our country is in.

It’s almost as if he’s been stabbed in the back. If only there was some way the executive could block a terrible bill from becoming law. Any ideas?

Limbaugh SLAMS Budget: NO Reason To Keep Electing Republicans

Muslim comedian who called Trump ‘White Isis’ entertainer for WH Correspondent’s Dinner

Once again Trump showed his street smarts when he decided to forgo the WH Correspondent’s Dinner. It is reported that the WH staff is not attending as well. In the past a relatively good-hearted roast, it was sure to be an unpleasant event for the President. This goes to prove the disdain the Press has for the office.

The White House Correspondents’ Association announced on Tuesday that comedian Hasan Minhaj will perform at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Jeff Mason, president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, was thrilled that Minhaj was picked to perform at the dinner.

“I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” Mason said. “Hasan’s smarts, big heart, and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media.”

Minhaj has been vocal about his opposition to Trump. Back in 2015, Minhaj called Trump “White ISIS” in response to Trump’s proposed Muslim ban.

“One-third of a political party in America is backing a racist maniac,” Minhaj said. “This place is scary right now. And that’s why Trump said we can’t have any Muslims in the U.S., until we figure out what the hell is going on.”

He then compared Trump’s campaign to how ISIS came to power.

“I have a second theory, and I think this is where the evidence points: Donald Trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere. He’s self-financed, recruits through social media, attracts his followers with a radical ideology to take over the world, and is actively trying to promote a war between Islam and the West,” Minhaj told “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah.

“Oh my god, Hasan,” Noah realized. “He’s white ISIS.”

“Donald Trump is white ISIS,” Minhaj agreed. “WISIS.”

More at Free Beacon

Fake news is working, Trump’s poll numbers dropping

 

While many of us may just be turning off the tube because we can’t stand the fake news, with much of it laughable, it apparently is taking its toll on the Donald. I turned on Morning Joe at 6 for a bit of an adrenaline rush, and I got one. Non stop on the polls. The worse polls since the beginning of time apparently. But we would be foolish to disregard the fact that diGenova, well-known attorney who represents whistle blowers, warned us back in February that a Coup was underway. The Left is determined to undermine him.Trump needs a win. While his executive orders have been swell, congress needs to get its act together and give him a bill he can sign. Disregard this at our peril.

Poll: Trump more unpopular than Obama ever was

CBS News14 hours ago
Overall, voters give Trump a 35 percent job approval rating, with 57 … Even among his base, his numbers continue to slip; only 39 percent of …
Has Trump hit rock bottom yet?
BlogWashington Post (blog)15 hours ago
Here from TPM

……But the most interesting data in the latest batch of polls comes from the McClatchy/Marist poll. In this poll, released on the 31st, Trump has an approval number at 38%, down from 41% in February, broadly in line with other polls. Lee Miringoff, who runs the Marist poll, discusses the various details of the poll here. Really every number is dismal. But this, I think, is the most significant. From the Marist write-up …

There has been a profound shift in public opinion about whether or not President Trump is fulfilling campaign promises. 57% of Americans either strongly agree, 18%, or agree, 39%, that Trump is making good on the promises he made on the campaign trail. This is down from 71% in February. Regardless of party, fewer voters think he is keeping his word. Of note, 83% of Trump’s Republican base, down from 96% previously, believe Trump is fulfilling campaign promises.“President Trump needs a major legislative win to get on track,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “No doubt the GOP in Congress will be closely watching the president’s standing among Republican voters.”

Those are steep drops and this is the big danger for Trump – likely a much greater danger, in the short term at least, than the scandal investigations most politicos are focusing on. Trump’s inability to repeal Obamacare is, I suspect, most of what is showing up in this drop. He simply failed to do something that, at least in numerical congressional majority terms, should have been simple. That made him look weak and ineffectual – frankly, silly. That and not corruption or ties with Russia is what will eventually sink Trump with his base.

More TPM

McCain Wants Select Committee Because Nunes Doesn’t Blame Russia, Let Trump Know

Rick Wells does a great piece on our Rino McCain’s reaction to the great reveal yesterday by Nunes and the snooping on Trump. More interesting, I caught McCain’s wandering over to Greta to do his hit. Apparently Nunes made the fatal error of not blaming Russia. Sadly, its a crazy news day, so not getting the attention all of this deserves. Here is part of the post:

Senator John McCain wants to present his anti-Trump case and sound like a reasonable statesman, so he goes into the friendly confines of MSNBC. He’ll be free to attack Rep Nunes, President Trump and the process there, they all work for the same people.

In the full interview, McCain questioned Nunes’ use of words of “incidental” collection, claiming to not know what that meant, in a most phony and obvious manner. He says, “I don’t know what incidental could actually mean unless we’re talking about… unless they were monitoring the conversations of some foreign entity, i.e. Russian, that the other names might have come up.” McCain can’t imagine us monitoring anyone other than the Russians. For him, all Russia all the time and “War with Russia or bust.”

SNIP…

He says, “It’s a bizarre situation, and what I think, the reason why I’m calling for this select committee or a special committee, is I think that this back and forth and what the American people have found out so far that no longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone. And I don’t say that lightly.” Sure he does, just as he lightly said last week that his fellow Senator Rand Paul was working for Vladimir Putin or as he criticized Michelle Bachman and five other members of Congress viciously for daring to question Huma Abedin’s terrorist ties. He does whatever his globalist masters tell him to do and it’s always done lightly.

He’s as phony as they come, in Chuck Schumer’s and Adam Schiff’s league – and working on the same anti-American team.

More Rick Wells

Paul Ryan on tape: ‘will never defend Donald Trump, not now, not in the future’

Paul Ryan is Donald Trump’s wolf in sheep’s clothes. Ryan thinks he will outlast Trump.Thats what happens in the swamp.They have been there for years. He should remember his buddy Rep. Cantor who was cocky enough not to even stop by his district on election day and was primaried out. This tape tells us all we need to know about Ryan. When asked about it, he admits it was his statement and it was ‘old history’

NewsMax reports House Speaker Paul Ryan is identified as the man in an October 2016 audio recording telling others he would never defend Donald Trump again.

Breitbart News said it obtained the tape recording of the man it says is Ryan talking by phone to fellow Republicans in the House. The recording was made Oct. 10, right after the controversial Access Hollywood tape of then-candidate Trump was leaked, according to the website.

“His comments are not anywhere in keeping with our party’s principles and values,” the man identified as Ryan can be heard saying.

“There are basically two things that I want to make really clear, as for myself as your Speaker. I am not going to defend Donald Trump — not now, not in the future. And I’m not going to be campaigning with him over the next 30 days.”

Breitbart reported the call was intended for just House Republicans, but it was unclear how many took part in the call.

On the tape, a woman can be heard opening the call, but it is unclear who she is.

More here

Hat Tip goes to Last Tradition which is a great blog… stop by if you haven’t had a chance

Trump’s odds of being turned down for a FISA wire tap 0.02 percent

It seems like only yesterday that we learned that there was such a thing as a FISA court. A secret court that is not so secret anymore. We learn that AG Lynch signed off on every single one of the FISA requests during her tenure. Better yet, we learn that it is simply a rubber stamp for the nefarious activities of our government. The fact that one has about as much chance of being struck by lightning than being turned down as a candidate for investigation tells us what rare company Trump is in. And the first request to the court was turned down apparently. Here we go:

Only two in over 10,000 applications were turned down by the FISA Court.

According to ABC News:

More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved. From 2009 to 2015, for example, more than 10,700 applications for electronic surveillance were submitted, and only one was denied in its entirety, according to annual reports sent to Congress. Another one was denied in part, and 17 were withdrawn by the government.

According to ABC, all applications to the FISA Court were signed off on by the Attorney General and therefore if any applications were processed in the past year, they were signed off on by Loretta Lynch.  This means that Lynch signed off on any requests for wire tapping President Donald Trump during the Presidential race.

This is disheartening knowing that she released a video over the weekend calling for the need for more marching, blood and death on the streets.  This also means that she chose not to investigate the Clinton Foundation for illegal activities but rather signed an application to wire tap President Trump.

Finally, another very disturbing fact about the wire tapping request of President Trump is that the FISA Court turned down President Obama’s Administration’s first request to wire tap President Trump that was evidently signed off on by Attorney General Lynch.  With only two applications denied out of 10,700 from 2009 through015, the fact that the Obama Administration’s application was denied by the FISA Court is very disturbing.  The odds of this happening are 0.02%.

Every single judge on the FISA Court as of today was appointed during Obama’s Presidency!

Five of the current eleven judges on the court are scheduled to be on the court for President Trump’s entire first term with six of the judges’ terms expiring before January 2021.  Seven of the judges are scheduled into the year 2020.

H/T and more: Gateway Pundit

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