Here are some interesting headlines from this morning:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is feeling the pressure from President Donald Trump to get FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire deputy director Andrew McCabe, but Wray is threatening to resign if McCabe is ousted from the bureau.
I see this as an opportunity for Trump to score a double. In the corporate world that Trump comes from anyone who threatens the boss that he may resign if a certain action is taken is usually greeted with a sharp, “Resignation accepted.”
Seven Ways Comey’s FBI Helped Hillary Go Scot-Free on Email Crimes — Former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova sees ‘brazen plot’ to aid Clinton and frame Trump on fake Russia collusion.
Former FBI Director James Comey and other key senior bureau executives violated at least seven basic rules for credible investigations in 2016 to ensure former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would escape prosecution for using a private email server and address to conduct official diplomatic business. That’s according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.
“What this is about is to exonerate Hillary Clinton of a clear violation of the law with regard to the way she handled classified information with her private server. Absolutely a crime, absolutely a felony,” diGenova said in an interview with Ginny Thomas of the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“It’s about finding out why, as the inspector general at the Department of Justice (DOJ) is doing, [former FBI Director James] Comey and the senior DOJ officials conducted a fake criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton,” diGenova continued.
DiGenova delineated to Thomas the seven conventions the officials violated, in how they “followed none of the rules, gave her every break in the book, immunized all kinds of people, allowed the destruction of evidence, no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrants.”
“That’s not an investigation, it’s a Potemkin village — it’s a farce, and everybody knew it was a farce.”
Here is the list, from the story above: DiGenova delineated to Thomas the seven conventions the officials violated, in how they:
- “followed none of the rules,
- gave her every break in the book,
- immunized all kinds of people,
- allowed the destruction of evidence,
- no grand jury,
- no subpoenas,
- no search warrants.”
With public polling showing middling support, at best, for the minority’s strategy, Republicans’ confidence in their position went sky high: No vote on legislation to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program until Democrats provided the votes to end the government shutdown.
These key developments, plus Trump keeping an unusually low profile, ran counter the Democrats’ expectations for how the shutdown would unfold. It provided Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., with latitude to maneuver and contributed to his outflanking Schumer in a test of political will.
“It’s the stupidest damn thing I’ve ever seen,” a Democratic operative in Washington with ties to Senate leadership said on condition of anonymity. “This is what happens when the caucus gets ginned up and ready to go into battle without thinking through the repercussions.”
“Republicans’ confidence in their position went sky high…” Well, I’ll be. The Republicans finally get a backbone and decide to fight back against the bullies and what happens? They win! Will they remember this in the future or will they revert to willing whipping boys for the bully Democrats? We’ll see, I hope they have gained some courage from this. I wouldn’t bet much money on it though.
Trump had a lot to do with this and he didn’t actually do very much. The Democrats and the media will continue to underestimate him, I predict. (Why not, it’s the safest prediction anyone could make.)
As long as they continue to underestimate him, the more they will loose. Keep it up, fools!