Not only has Mueller’s witch hunt taken up an investigation of Trump’s personal and family business transactions—which Trump told the NYSlimes would be an unforgivable red line—but Mueller is being revealed as the main Democrat tool who stonewalled the IRS investigation for Obama back in 2013.
Hard to believe no one remembered that little IRS point from a mere four years ago, when they were all praising Mueller’s integrity and independence. But there it is. Mueller’s the former head of the FBI who neglected to interview any of the conservatives who said the IRS had targeted them. Any of them.
Now the question becomes can Trump actually fire Mueller? It looks like that may be harder than you might imagine. Because Sessions recused himself on matters Russia, Trump would have to get Rosenstein to do it. But if Rosenstein refused…
So Trump has a bad choice. Either allow Mueller to proceed to sift through his business practices with an eye towards some violation or other (hell, even reopen Trump’s divorce records) or risk all-out war with Congress and the sycophant snooze media. The media already willing to use fake news to embarrass/harass him.
Unless…he issued preemptive pardons for anyone caught up in the probe who was not specifically involved with Russia and the 2016 election. That might work.
UPDATE: Newt Gingrich says 99.81 percent of the political contributions from Mueller’s law firm went to HRC. Obviously making him special counsel was a setup.
“Much of recent global warming has been fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening, a study has found. The peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician looked at the global average temperature datasets (GAST) which are used by climate alarmists to argue that recent years have been ‘the hottest evah’ and that the warming of the last 120 years has been dramatic and unprecedented.
“What they found is that these readings are ‘totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.'”
Is being battered by the usual suspects—CNN, MSNBC, The Atlantic, etc.
So it’s nice to see praise from one university professor, in Chicago:
“In the best statement yet of his foreign policy, Trump showed a clear-eyed recognition of the threats from Russia and radical Islam, promised continued U.S. engagement in Europe, offered to support Poland against Moscow, and wrapped it all in a full-throated defense of Western civilization and its achievements.”
Trump: “We write symphonies.” Racist, muttered The Atlantic.
Via Real Clear Politics.
UPDATE: Kurt Schlichter weighs in: “The immigrants and refugees get it. Which way are they always headed? North, to the comparative paradise of the Western world, or south, to the hellscape of the Third World? That’s a gimme.”
Plastic, it seems, is rationed in Cuba. So there’s no toilet seats in even the high-cost restaurants. And, of course, there’s no toilet paper, just like there wasn’t in the former Soviet Union. What is it with Communism and toilet paper?
This revelation comes from “A Tale of Two Cubas,” by Ron Radosh, in the latest issue of The Weekly Standard, which I get in magazine form.
“We saw giant piles of garbage that had been rotting for days. Sadly we saw more than one elderly man or woman picking through the piles in the hope of finding something of value, perhaps some leftover food…You have to be ingenious to make do on $26 a month.”
The vaunted “free” medical care is only for the Communist elite and the tourists…the regular doctors and hospitals…are so short of medical supplies that even aspirin is rationed…[and they] are crowded and unsanitary…”
The pricey hotels and restaurants are owned by the Cuban military which President Trump is in the process of putting off limits to Americans, who may not do any business with the Cuban military, which Bronco Bama’s opening to Cuba had allowed.
Bureaucracy is bureaucracy. If you notice that your restaurant is a little small, Radosh reports, it’s because “The government dictates the number of seats allowed…it began at 12 and has been allowed to rise only to 50.”
Via The Weekly Standard & The Miami Herald.
Breitbart eviscerates the WaPo’s pretend Jefferson Iftar dinner at the White House in 1805.
“To claim that the very first president to authorize war against Muslims would have hosted a dinner to honor Islam is an absurdity of the first order.”
It’s an absurdity started by—who else?—Bronc0 Bama, the childhood Muslim his own self.
Bronco Bama’s little curtsy (better, I suppose, than a full bow) to the Castro regime is over. No more curtsies without reciprocity, thank you very much. Trump truth bombs, instead.
“For nearly six decades, the Cuban people have suffered under communist domination. To this day, Cuba is ruled by the same people who killed tens of thousands of their own citizens, who sought to spread their repressive and failed ideology throughout our hemisphere, and who once tried to host enemy nuclear weapons ninety miles from our shores. The Castro regime has shipped arms to North Korea, and fueled chaos in Venezuela. While imprisoning innocents, it has harbored cop killers, hijackers, and terrorists. It has supported human trafficking, forced labor, and exploitation all around the globe. This is the simple truth of the Castro regime. My administration will not hide from it, excuse it, or glamorize it. And we will never, ever be blind to it. We know what’s going on, and we remember what happened…
“The previous administration’s easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people. They only enrich the Cuban regime. The profits from investment and tourism flow directly to the [Cuban] military. The regime takes the money and owns the industry. The outcome of [the] last administration’s executive action has been only more repression, and a move to crush the peaceful, democratic movement.”
Keeps the embassy in Havana for future negotiations. Respects Cuban sovereignty. But that’s all until the Castros are willing to do quid pro quo. See why the globalist, free trade, open borders, EU-loving establishment want to bring Trump down?
(P.S. The Austin daily will now have to renege on its lottery prize of a free trip to Cuba. Heh.)
“Just days before Trump was due at a NATO summit. Obama was palling around with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (who ended up being Trump’s major foil on international affairs), and giving a speech to thousands of onlookers in Berlin…
“Just as Trump is getting serious on NATO and NAFTA, drawing ire from America’s northern neighbor, Obama shows up to demonstrate exactly where he stands on Trudeau: right next to him, holding hands, eating seafood.”
Bronco Bama is a creepy little mother. Probably our most corrupt president since Warren G. Harding, primarily because the Mediacrats looked the other way through eight long years.
Via Heat Street
UPDATE: Following Trump’s meeting at the White House with South Korean President Moon, guess who’s visiting Moon in Seoul? You guessed it.