PJMedia’s Roger L. Simon says it best.
“To take any of this seriously as a search for truth is absurd. It’s more like a blood sport, the modern equivalent of gladiatorial combat. Trump baiting. And Trump, as the bear, lashes out. He has reason to.
“As everyone knows, cooks cook, plumbers fix the plumbing, and prosecutors prosecute. It’s what they do, part of their personality structure. Especially if the prey is big, and they don’t bring in at least one or two significant players, they feel as if they haven’t done their job. So they work and work until they do — nab someone for something. Trump knows this. The media know this. We all know it.
“And bad as it may be for Trump, it’s going to be even worse for We the People.
When the two major newspapers in the country are piling on, with almost daily anti-Trump stories, abetted by at least two major networks and a significant number of both political parties in Congress, Trump can’t escape for long.
“…Donald Trump declared war on the establishment, and the establishment is making war on Trump,” writes John Hinderaker of PowerLineBlog.
This Comey revenge story just may do it. Time will tell. A few months time. Until the end of the summer, anyway. Impeachment is coming from the House. Whether the Senate will/can convict is another story.
UPDATE: This DOJ appointment of a special counsel to oversee the Trump/Russia circus may hold the onrushing tide back for a while. Note that it’s not a special “prosecutor,” which isn’t likely to assuage the Dems/Reps for long.
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“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.
FBI Director Comey has once again proclaimed a non-existent “intent standard” as his reason for letting the Hildafelon and her amanuensis Abedin slide over their email scandal. Protecting the powerful, more like.
“Last night, President Trump tweeted this: ‘FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!'”
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch: “Why is it he said that he needed to prove intent, when in fact all they really needed was gross negligence, which was proven beyond the shadow of a reasonable doubt, and he probably had the intent there anyway?”
So why is Trump letting Comey stay director of the FBI? Is he waiting until the phony Russia scandal blows over, so the firing won’t look like a coverup? Hopefully.
Because unless Clinton gets the full grand jury probe of her mischief, Famous But Incompetent is going to be forever tainted—just like Bronco’s DOJ already is. And Trump himself will be tainted as well.
Was watching Trump at the NRA meet on my iPhone when he derided Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas,” something he did throughout the nominating campaign last year. I got a good laugh out of it.
Now the lying Mediacrats at NBC want you to believe Trump was taking an unprincipled, unfair and unAmerican jab at her Native American ancestry. When it’s really a totally fair swipe at her fake native American ancestry.
“AP: Can you tell me a little bit about how that came about?
“TRUMP: No, just — you know, I asked the [Egyptian] government to let her out. …[Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American charity worker, jailed for three years]…
“TRUMP: You know Obama worked on it for three years, got zippo, zero.”
Trump, the master salesman, asked for the sale. He just asked. He did “the big ask” from The Art of The Deal. He got it.
P.J. O’Roark in the new issue of the Weekly Standard:
“The elites fail and don’t suffer any consequences from their failures. As it is with elite carelessness about refugees, so it is with elite carelessness about immigration. To elites immigration means nannies, household staff, and fun new ethnic restaurants. Elites don’t see any similarity between Trump’s border wall and the gated communities where they live.”
They will, eventually, when the wall is up and the steady flow of cheap, unskilled labor is choked at last.