“As retired FBI special agent Thomas Baker wrote on these pages last month (“The FBI’s Shocking Disrespect for Congress,” May 11), the FBI has damaged its credibility by flouting subpoenas and slow-rolling or hiding information. This behavior is why Congress must continue to pry out the truth.”
Deputy AG Ron Rosenputz’s recent threat to subpoena congressional staff is a good place to start. Fire the SOB, Mr. President, then order all documents released immediately.
Via The Wall Street Journal
UPDATE: One of the curious things the IG report found was the extent of leaks to the snooze media by literally scores of FBI personnel. In a curious reversal of the old norm of reporters being wined and dined: “FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work by reporters, and were the guests of journalists at nonpublic social events…”
My comment on this WSJ piece walking back the media’s hysterical reactions to Trump’s tweets:
“Trump’s tweets are golden. As genuine as the man. Previous presidents have, after their multiple campaign promises, most of them to henceforth be forgotten, disappeared behind spokesfolk and telepromptered speeches. Trump is different. Hooray for the difference.”
sixteen twenty people liked it.
UPDATE: Read Townhall columnist Rachel Alexander’s “The Genius of Trump’s Tweets.”
The Wall Street Journal’s latest poll (in conjunction with the fake news leader NBC) showing Trump’s popularity underwater at just 38 percent is highly suspect. But they have a nice summary of all the things they hope he will be able to do, if he can work with Congress, as Barry Hussein could not.
“The new President will also have to reform a government that too few Americans trust, not least because of its indiscriminate intrusion into ever more of American life. This means fixing public services that people can see, such as an Internal Revenue Service that answers taxpayer questions, a veterans service that doesn’t kill veterans, and health insurance with more choices and lower premiums.”
But mainly they want and I expect most Americans who voted for Trump want a healthier, growing economy that brings more prosperity to more of us instead of just the Wall Street elite who kept Hussein rolling in the campaign dough and likewise took up what slack the Saudis didn’t provide the Hag of Benghazi.
“The White House should scrub every policy choice, first and foremost, against its impact on growth. Mr. Obama put his social and political preoccupations above growth, and the country and his Presidency suffered for it. The opening for Mr. Trump is that by removing Mr. Obama’s barriers to growth, he can unleash the business investment that has been so weak in this expansion.”
Do it, Donald. Keep the midnight Tweets, if you must, but get to work and Make America Great Again. Since you like to work more than you like to play golf, that shouldn’t be too hard for you. Show us what a man of action looks like.
I had to laugh when Trump told the Chinese Reds to keep the drone they stole. James Hays, a commenter at WSJ, has it just right:
“Knowing the underwater drone was of small value as a prize, Mr Trump’s response to the Chinese seemed just right. And unexpected. No groveling, no negotiating, no public saber-rattling.
“China seemed to want to appear magnanimous in its offer to return the drone. Rather than accept the Chinese offer, Mr Trump turned it down and told them to keep it. I would wager the Chinese didn’t see that one coming.
“Welcome to the Revolution, Mr Xi.”
Really have enjoyed the release of the DNC emails, which, among other things show how PC unsurprisingly is a joke at PC headquarters. But a really big laugh is the Bag Lady’s blaming the Russians for the heist of the Dirtycrats soiled laundry.
Whether Putin’s minions did it or not we can bet there’s going to be an October surprise to end them all—either more DNC crapola or some of the Hildabeast’s high security stuff from her basement servers. That would be especially rich.
As Bart Cormier comments at WSJ: “It will be a matter of timing, but soon it’s likely we will learn of a trudge of incriminating emails that possibly underscore her disregard for protecting national sensitive and classified data, but also drops a bomb on the Clinton Foundation budding scandal. Only the mentally warped and blind will support her then.”
Or the perpetually uninformed, of which there are many millions, and the welfare queens and kings who could care less from whom the check comes as long as it comes.
UPDATE: Then Trump hits the hilarity apogee by running with the idea in his own merciless way: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” Because, as one wag at The Atlantic put it: “Holding Hillary accountable is a job Americans won’t do.”
Some days, the commenters at WSJ just hit the mark. As this one from Kenneth Gimbel, which by mid-morning had drawn 23 “likes”which qualified it for the editorial page’s coveted Thumbs Up.
“The Bag Lady is no Tammy Wynette [i.e. standing by her man when he was accused of womanizing]. Ms. Wynette was a real woman, an independent and successful woman and a great talent[.] Ms. Clinton is a greedy, mendacious, power hungry carpet bagger who rose to prominence on the coattails of her white trash husband.”
It is to laugh. So true, so true. Just have to hope she doesn’r become President Bag Lady. But, these days, in the sour Obama Age, when DNC corruption gets a news media pass and the Dem electorate [judging by the party’s platform] is mostly interested in the freebies [free college, free heath care] the feds are too broke to pay for, you never know.