That’s the conclusion of Breitbart’s Joel B. Pollack on the NYSlimes and the WaPo, who are piling on President Trump with almost daily criticism:
“In their effort to impugn Trump, the Times and the Post violate the most basic journalistic standards. Publishing parts of a document that you do not possess and cannot verify, and timing the release to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country), is not investigative journalism. It is political propaganda.”
And, Pollack might have added, their work is splashed across the front pages of innumerable Mediacrat newspapers across the country: Sheep who have always followed the NYSlimes and the Wapo, wagging their tails behind them.
“Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.
“….If Comey concluded, however, that Trump’s language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level of specific intent. Thus, no crime.”
On either side. As Breitbart says: “…Assuming, for the sake of argument, that the Comey memo is accurate, what Trump says — ‘I hope you can let this go … I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go … He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.’ — is never actually framed as a request at all. Yet the [NY] Times calls it a ‘request’ and an effort to interfere in the investigation.
Not that the Mediacrats or the anti-Trump pols will care to argue about it. They’ll very likely use it to try for the impeachment the networks already are pushing.
Unless Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer who sent 44,035 internal emails to Wikileaks, was a Russian or on their payroll.
Now we have a motive for his unsolved murder. The only remaining problem is finding whodunit. But the Trump-Russian circus should be over. Should be.
A genius. An absolute genius at tying the liberals up in knots, along with their fellow-travelers McCain and Graham.
“Trump was unafraid to do what five presidents were afraid to do with regard to J. Edgar Hoover shows an additional aspect of his character that, while problematic, probably plays well with a lot of the public…But finally, it ought to be noted for the historical record that Comey might well be considered the last casualty of the recklessness of the Clintons.
“Aside from the specific controversy of Hillary’s home-brew server, it was Bill Clinton’s dodgy meeting on the airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch last summer than compelled Comey to come forward with his extraordinary [July, 2016] press conference letting Hillary off the hook while explaining clearly that she is in fact a criminal.”
And that, alone, was a reason to fire him. But Obama wouldn’t do it.
Via Power Line Blog
The left is all hot and bothered over Atty Gen. Sessions whining about some judge on an island in the Pacific.
While the right is exercised over some twit art professor painting Trump’s severed head.
Of the two, I’d think the head would get the most ink/air, if not a Secret Service investigation. It it was Barry’s or the Hildafelon’s head we’d all know about it and never hear the end of it. But that’s not the way it works with the Mediacrats.
No, no. The little island in the Pacific takes the palm.
Now that the dust has settled from the Syria strike and the usual suspects have had their say—among them Rand Paul that Trump’s order was as unconstitutional as LBJ’s dragging us into Vietnam and war-monger John McCain just as pleased as punch—I have to say I was surprised and saddened.
First off I’ve never understood why chemical weapons are supposed to be more heinous than high explosive or automatic rifles and machine guns. But given that they are seen that way, Trump’s comment about children dying horribly from poisonous gas couldn’t have been more disingenuous.
Does he not know that there were families at that air base he bombed? Families of the techs who labored there and undoubtedly some with children? Why is blowing them up less horrible that what Assad allegedly did? And how does this further American First? As Paul said Syria didn’t attack us.
Regrettably, Trump seems to be headed down the path that Bush 2 and Obama took, in stirring up the hornets nest of the Middle East, and getting more American soldiers killed—for the sake of what? Realpolitik? What a shame.
UPDATE: The ZMan opines: “The United States has no interest in Syria. There are no good guys to back. There’s no ‘solution’ to what ails that part of the world, short of another flood. Syria is a mess because it is full of Syrians. The only sane policy is to make sure it remains full of Syrians. Let them kill each other there, not in Paris or Portland.” And hopes the Tumpet doesn’t get to like being President of the World. God help us.
This is old. But funny. And I missed it. So I’m making up for it now.
Via Mouth of the Brazos