“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Coup: Trump Needs To Fire Mueller Today

  • The Establishment is out to destroy Trump
  • It will not end
  • Mueller has a blatant conflict of  Interest with his relationship with Comey
  • The Republicans will wilt and the Democrats know it
  • Your first loss is your best loss
Trump has no choice but to first  fire the  Mueller supporters in his administration and that should include all Obama holdovers. He needs to fire Mueller and take the heat.


  1. I don't recall seeing Robert Mueller's name on the ballot in November.

  2. There is a separation of powers between the three branches, two of the branches are elected.

    The third, the courts, are selected by the elected branches.

    The appointment of a special prosecutors is in direct conflict with separation of powers provided by the U.S. Constitution.

    Since the authority to hire a special prosecutor is given to a member of the President's subordinate chain of command, the attorney general or his assistant, the selection or firing of a special counsel is under presidential authority, not congress.

    Any cabinet member serves at the pleasure of the president.

    Fire Mueller and restart the process of staffing the cabinet.

  3. Trump did not get elected to play the Washington game. If we wanted that we had Jeb Bush.

    As to obstructing justice, twaddle. Hillary Clinton has and continues to obstruct justice. The legitimate president is Trump.
    The injustice are those trying to deny what he was elected to do.

    Trump should be Trump. Lead like he doesn't give a crap about the best election. If he plays their game, he loses.

  4. I just watched Mr. Warmbier completely trash the Obama admin and John Kerry for their inability to get their son out of NKOR.

    1. He says the Dennis Rodman trip was a ruse and had nothing to do with his sons release.

      He says Obama admin was afraid of upsetting NKOR and would not help. He says Tillerman was the key to the release.

    2. Obama discouraged them from putting ribbons on trees. Family never received any phone calls from Obama. What a pathetic piece of garbage.

  5. I don't blame Trump for being furious. The entire Washington and Media establishment is determined to harass and divert his attentions away from doing the job he was elected to do:

    US President Donald Trump attacked what he called a "phony story" on Thursday after a report that he is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice by the special counsel probing alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

    "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice," Mr Trump wrote on Twitter, later repeating his accusation that the probe is a "witch hunt."

    The Washington Post, citing unidentified officials, reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the Republican president for possible obstruction of justice.

  6. Why is not Mueller investigating who these "unofficial officials" are?

  7. :)

    Putin offers political asylum to Comey....DRUDGE


    1. (interfering in our political system again)

    2. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday offered to give political asylum to former FBI Director James Comey, poking at tensions between Comey and President Trump.

      “If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said at a press conference, according to Russian state media outlet TASS.

      Comey testified last week that Trump pressured him to "let go" of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Trump fired him. Comey acknowledged leaking his personal memos about his conversations with Trump to the media, which the White House has seized on to attack the former FBI head's credibility.

      Putin compared Comey's decision to leak details of conversations with Trump to the actions of Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency leaker who was granted asylum by Russia.

      “This is strange. How then is the director of the FBI any different from Snowden? He is not a head of the special services, but a human rights activist,” Putin said.....

  8. Putin needs to off asylum to Trump -

    Breitbart lists 15 examples of celebrity calls for violence. A few examples:

    1. Kathy Griffin 'Beheads' Trump in Graphic Photo

    2. Madonna – "I've thought a lot about blowing up the White House."

    3. Snoop Dogg "Shoots" Trump in the Head in Music Video

    4. Robert De Niro: "I'd Like to Punch Him in the Face"

    5. Joss Whedon: "I Want a Rhino to [F---] Paul Ryan to Death"

    6. Shakespeare in the Park Stabs 'Trump' to Death in Performance of 'Julius Caesar

    10. Rapper YG Threatens Trump with "[F---] Donald Trump" Song

    11. Marilyn Manson Kills 'Trump' in Music Video

    June 15, 2017
    A partial list of threats against GOP and Trump from Hollywood celebrities
    By Rick Moran

  9. 20 Liberal Calls For Violence Against Conservatives in Quotes

    John Hawkins |Posted: Jun 15, 2017 12:01 AM Share (6K)

    1. If totalitarianism comes to the USA it will come from the left not the right

  10. Palin should sue the NYT for its editorial blaming her for inciting the Gabby Giffords shooting; Update: “Sickening”; Update: NYT corrects; Update: Palin considers lawsuit

    ALLAHPUNDIT Jun 15, 2017 10:41 AM

  11. PAGLIA: Dem party 'nationwide orgy of rage and spite'....DRUDGE

    The Weekly Standard

    Camille Paglia: On Trump, Democrats, Transgenderism, and Islamist Terror
    In a wide-ranging interview Paglia talks about Donald Trump's successes, how Chuck Schumer emboldened the "resistance," why the left can't condemn Islamist terrorism, and "the cold biological truth that sex changes are impossible."

    8:00 AM, JUN 15, 2017 | By JONATHAN V. LAST

  12. June 15, 2017
    Comey's Game
    By Tadas Klimas

    It is very strange, but it seems almost everything in recent American political history translates out to the FBI not functioning as it should. While certainly this is because of a type of political correctness, it is proximately caused by the conscious or unconscious bias of its former director, James Comey, and his being in denial of that bias.

    The criminal investigation of Mrs. Clinton for violation of the espionage statute was sabotaged by Obama’s Justice Department. No subpoenas were issued. (The FBI cannot issue grand jury subpoenas; only the Justice Department can.) This is completely not normal; in such a case the FBI cannot work as it should.

    The non-issuance of subpoenas by the Justice Department cannot have merely happened, as if by some freak of nature. It is an execrable act that fairly can be said to constitute sabotage, and indeed if anything in recent months has constituted obstruction of justice, this is it. Largely, but not solely, because of this, the FBI’s investigation was a sham, unprecedentedly fake, truncated, and weird.

    Then-director Comey should have made this public and most certainly should have resigned in protest. Yet because Comey did not, the fact that the investigation was a sham, that it was obstructed, if not in a legal, then in a descriptive sense, and that it was, yes, a fake Potemkin village sort of investigation was not apparent to the American public. Comey used the aura of the FBI to give the opposite impression. Certainly the media could have pointed this out, but it did not. Comey must have known what his actively going along with the program would mean: a fraud upon the public. He even went along with the program, as it were, by calling it a “matter” and not a “criminal investigation,” as directed by Attorney General Lynch.

    Was he in active and conscious cahoots with those wishing to traduce our system? Let us be charitable and give him the benefit of the doubt. If not conspiratorially intentional, however, how to describe his actions? They were not lackadaisical. After all, if it had not been for Comey’s strenuous tergiversations during and after his infamous press conference outlining the case against Mrs. Clinton, even that truncated and malformed investigation would have resulted in her indictment and conviction.

    A review of other facts and actions of Mr. Comey can shed light upon his motivation.

    For instance, he purportedly and infamously wrote a memo to himself concerning his meeting with President Trump. It is clear that the president did not obstruct justice; Comey admitted to the same. But why was there no memo regarding Obama’s attorney general Lynch’s directive to Comey to call the espionage investigation of Mrs. Clinton a “matter” and not a criminal investigation? And no memo regarding the refusal of the DOJ to issue subpoenas? This evidences an immense asymmetry in his mindset.

    What of the IRS actively and concertedly targeting conservative groups? This is clearly illegal. (One of the impeachment counts against Nixon – Article 2 - was that he had attempted to use the IRS in a similar manner.) The object, let us remember, was to interfere in a presidential election. It is hard to conclude otherwise than that Mr. Comey’s FBI did not investigate this: the victims, it appears, were not even interviewed. In a world in which the FBI functions normally, this cannot occur.

    1. Consider further that President Trump repeatedly requested Comey to tell the public that he was not the subject of an investigation, inasmuch as that was the plain truth and inasmuch as he was being accused and treated as being under such investigation. Comey did not do so. (See his prepared testimony to the Senate, “March 30 phone call.”) Yet he did go along with Lynch in not making clear to the public that Mrs. Clinton was under a criminal investigation. And his explanation as to why he did not do so is both risible and frightening: it would have, in his words, created a “duty to correct” should there ever be an investigation; but it is also indicative of a person straining to justify the unjustifiable.

      There are many more such asymmetries in Mr. Comey’s performance and activities, but these will do. It is hard to do other than to draw the conclusion that he has great sympathy for the left, and an antipathy towards the right. This is untenable for an FBI agent, and completely beyond the pale for an FBI director. Which is why, of course, he is in denial.

      It all worked for a time. Mr. Comey’s fevered gavotte of faux-integrity, his energetic denials of his own bias (he should have resigned on multiple occasions) was indeed part of the shield behind which the shenanigans were engaged in. It certainly did concerning the IRS scandal. It worked fairly well, probably, because it was in accord with the wishes of Attorney General Lynch and tolerated, at best, if not encouraged, by President Obama.

      But now the jig is up.

      We need two things. One, we need to have an FBI which is non-politicized. Two, we need to perceive it as such. One more thing would be nice. It would be nice to be spared any further exposure to the wretched spectacle of Mr. Comey’s attempts at justification. Enough.

      The author is a former FBI agent, awarded the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement (NIMA).

  13. Quirk's favorite reading - Newsweek - endorses killing Republicans - or their kids -

    And Democrat politicians were downright restrained compared to some of their media allies. Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald wanted to see every Congressional Republican who voted for ObamaCare have a family member perish. "It should be their loved ones who die," he ranted.

    “The goprs in congress didn’t just send out a tweet wishing for me to face my own death. They actually voted to do it. If people don’t give a damn about the consequences of what they do, they should face those consequences,” Eichenwald wrote in a statement.

    The Left’s incitement to violence leads to terrorism.
    June 15, 2017 Daniel Greenfield

    1. Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek looks at things in an older manner - the sins of the fathers/mothers adhere to the kids - even though the kids don't have even a clue about the topic under discussion, much less having ever taken any action in regard to it.

      Newsweek Is Trash 'Journalism'

    2. I hereby formally urge Quirk to cancel his subscription to Newsweek.

    3. Or demand that it be removed from Ye Olde Mafia Barber Shoppe, Detroit, Michigan, which may be where he reads it.

      Or at least demand it be put in the 'Adults Only, Violent Pornography' Section.


  14. Retired Sen. John Danforth, the only other person to act as a special counsel under the same authority as Mueller, told The Daily Beast in May that preventing leaks was a top priority when he investigated the Waco raid. He said everyone who worked on his probe signed a pledge not to leak, and when one person did, that person was fired.

    “You can’t have an investigation that is dribbled out there in bits and pieces and suspicions and all of that,” he told The Daily Beast, adding he didn’t want to specifically criticize Mueller’s investigation since he doesn’t know the source of the leaks.

    No leaks,” he added. “It is really important to an investigation. It’s the only fair way to do it. It’s not like a sports game where the score changes every inning, every minute.
    You’re trying to get a total, complete picture of the facts after you gather all the facts, and not give a play-by-play. It’s really unfair to give a play-by-play, and it’s misleading.”

    Ed Dowd, Danforth’s deputy on the Waco investigation and a former U.S. attorney, told The Daily Beast leaks about investigations can generate distrust among investigators.

    “When you’re doing an investigation like this, leaks are so destructive to the people under investigation and the morale of the investigators,” he said. “Once you start having leaks, it’s hard to trust the people that are investigating, your fellow investigators.
    So I think that’s really, really important and I’m sure Bob Mueller feels the same way.

    “Obviously you can’t control what other people outside your investigation are going to say and do,” he added.


    1. "So I think that’s really, really important and I’m sure Bob Mueller feels the same way."

      I'm sure he doesn't.

    2. This investigation started with a leak from Comey to the Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman, now in hiding....

      Columbia law professor who was asked by pal James Comey to leak memo about Donald Trump goes into hiding
      Comey testified on Wednesday that he'd asked a friend to leak his Trump memo
      That friend was later confirmed to be Columbia professor Daniel Richman
      Richman has vanished from his Brooklyn home and is seemingly avoiding press
      The pair worked together when Richman was a federal prosecutor in Manhattan
      They also worked at Columbia together in 2013, and are close friends

      By James Wilkinson For
      PUBLISHED: 20:42 EDT, 8 June 2017 | UPDATED: 21:32 EDT, 8 June 2017

      Read more:

      Whole thing is 100% FARCE, and Hillary is guilty as hell and still as free as a bird.

  15. ....Anyway, there’s no way Mueller’s special counsel probe survives the summer, despite the sage counsel of Trump’s inner circle. The “nuclear explosion” is coming.....

    Report: Mueller’s Team Looking At Possible Money Laundering Of Russian Payoffs By Trump Associates
    ALLAHPUNDIT Posted at 3:41 pm on June 15, 2017

    Think Manafort.

  16. Can You Obstruct a Fraud?

    — Andrew C. McCarthy

    What the president appears to have objected to, and to have sought help refuting, was what he saw as the fraudulent claim — subtly advanced by Comey and perhaps others in the intelligence community — that he personally had colluded with Russia in connection with the election, and that he was a criminal suspect.

    That is not obstruction of an investigation.

    It is objection to a narrative — a narrative that the intelligence agencies knew was false yet refused to correct, no matter how much it was, and is, damaging Trump’s capacity to govern.

    1. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump

      They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice

    2. What's wrong, Ash ?

      What are you pouting about now ?

    3. Is the Canadian Government taking your junk food away ?

      As fat potato ass as you look to be it might be a good idea -

      June 15, 2017
      Canada Goes Full Maoist
      By Daren Jonescu

      "Health Canada considers sweeping ban on junk food ads aimed at children and teens." So reads the headline at CBC News. And with that matter-of-fact announcement -- just a normal day's political news in the true north weak and socialist -- a nation quietly declares itself lost to freedom forever. D-Day memories of the brave Canadians at Juno Beach washed away in a tide of authoritarian progressivism. Freedom traded for paternalistic social engineering in the name of protecting children from over-salted cheese.

      "Most of the foods that are marketed to kids are these ones that are high in fat, high in sugar, high in sodium, so that's what we're looking at," said Hasan Hutchinson, director general at Health Canada, who is overseeing the consultations.

      "That would then cut out all of the things like, of course, your regular soda, most cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, ice cream, most cheeses because they are high in fat, they're high in salt," he said.

      Health Canada would also target foods such as sugar-sweetened yogurt, frozen waffles, fruit juice, granola bars and potato chips.

      When Canada elected Justin Trudeau, the foppish son of the foppish Maoist Pierre, I warned that what little was left of Canada as a representative democracy was on the verge of being swept into the ash heap of history by a wave of kneejerk neo-Marxist populism -- imagine Barack Obama without any constitutional limits. Many of my fellow Canadians -- collectively the most self-righteous "nicest people" in the world -- accused me of overreacting....

    4. "aimed at children and teens": Target Group Ash

      Yup, Ash can't have his sugar colas, cookies, and M&M's any longer.

      It is an acceptable reason to pout.

  17. Watching the Congressional Baseball Game.

    Damn thieving Democrats would steal home plate if they could get away with it.

  18. Joe Blow fires Mr. Cumy.

    Mr. Cumy sues Joe Blow for wrongful termination.

    Mr. Cumy's best friend, the Honorable Judge MoFo picks a group of Joe Blow's enemies as attorneys in the case...

    The beat goes on.

    Ash comments:

    "pout pout"

    Deep insight.

    Profound ethical argument.

  19. London disaster would not have happened without "Improvements" of cladding the high rise with flammable insulation.

    The multiple levels of incompetence and corruption are astounding.

    But all too common, just not usually this dramatic.

    1. This guy surpasses anyone I've ever heard in the USA.

      (Speaking about why retrofit did not include sprinklers.)

    2. But, but, of the three choices of cladding, they saves 2 pounds a lb. by choosing the 1 of the 3 that was flammable.

      They were looking out for the interests of the English taxpayers.


    4. Incredible Corruption.

      ...and then we learn this:

      "‘There were so many refugees in that tower, I think the majority were refugees and migrants’, my friend said, distraught. ‘As Syrians we are used to dying. But we never thought we would be dying in London’."

  20. During the four-hour live televised Q&A session, Putin also repeated his denial of allegations by American intelligence agencies that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 US election.


    On a conciliatory note, Putin added that Russia still hopes for normalisation of ties with the US, saying: “We don’t see America as our enemy.”

    He said Moscow and Washington could co-operate to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and pool efforts to tackle the North Korean nuclear and missile problem.

  21. 'RAPE' LT NOT GUILTY Royal Navy lieutenant cleared of raping female sailor after she performed naked lapdance for him, rubbed her breasts in his face and licked his penis through his underwear

    Accuser said she only performed the dances to stop officer from pestering her.

  22. I've never watched a baseball game as transparent as this one.

    The Democrats have obviously 'gotten to' the Umpire, and the base judges.

    This really stinks.

    Can't they leave that crap on Capitol Hill just for three hours ?

    1. 7-2 Dems right now, with a damn Democrat on 3rd.

    2. I've never seen so many walks, and stolen bases in my life.

      Both teams suck.

      They're all dicks.

    3. This was pretty cool, though:

      "One of the Capitol Police officers injured in Wednesday’s shooting has thrown out the first pitch at the congressional baseball game — to thunderous applause.

      David Bailey walked to the pitcher’s mound on crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball. Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr.

      Bailey gave a good-natured shrug as the stadium applauded.

      Bailey is a member of Congressman Steve Scalise’s protective detail. He sustained a relatively minor injury Wednesday morning as he and other officers engaged with a gunman who shot up a practice of the GOP baseball team."

    4. Dems win 11 - 2 in an obviously bribed and colluded game.

      The money is passing hands in the refs locker room as I type.

    5. Double the usual money was raised for various charities this year though so that was a good thing.

      Overall Win/Loss

      Dems - 40 wins
      Pubs - 39 wins

  23. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wants former FBI Director James Comey to return to Capitol Hill to testify before her panel — and says Democrats are willing to back a subpoena for Comey if he refuses.


    And she writes that the committee needs to “address the refusal of multiple government witnesses to answer questions posed by senators in the Intelligence and Appropriations Committees.” She specifically cites Sessions’ testimony from earlier this week, when he declined to answer questions about his conversations with Trump.


    The Case for Obstruction Charges

  25. In a day-long tweet storm, President Trump on Thursday criticized reports that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice in connection with the firing of FBI Director James Comey, denouncing it as another "witch hunt" that is unfairly targeting him.


    Trump, who has denied any kind of collusion with Russia, appeared to be a responding to a Washington Post report that special prosecutor Robert Mueller "is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said."


    News that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice comes amid reports that Trump has discussed whether to remove the special counsel. White House officials said the president is not considering such a step.