“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."

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jeff Sessions is either incompetent or a Deep State Plant



  1. He must be a closet fag under threat of being outed.

  2. Jeff has no cajones to grab, Joe.

    1. Jeff has internal testicles, an evolutionary advance.

  3. From 1986 to 2000 Stefan Halper wrote a national security and foreign policy-focused weekly newspaper column, syndicated to 30 newspapers.

    Halper has worked as a senior foreign policy advisor to various think-tanks and research institutions, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies, The Center for the National Interest, where he is a Distinguished Fellow, and The Institute of World Politics where he is a Research Professor.

    He has served on the Advisory Board of Directors of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and contributed to various magazines, journals, newspapers and media outlets. These include: The National Interest, The Washington Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Spectator, the BBC, CNN, SKY NEWS, ABC, CBS, NBC, C-Span, and a range of radio outlets.

    Professor Halper is a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington, and the Travellers Club in London. He is a recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, the Justice Department’s Director’s Award and the Defense Department’s Superior Honor Award.

    In 2014 Halper met General Michael Flynn and expressed the following concern, “...was alarmed by the general’s apparent closeness with a Russian woman who was also in attendance.”

    In July of 2016 Halper met with Carter Page at a symposium held at Cambridge regarding the upcoming US election.

    In August 2016 Halper met with Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis, offering his services as a foreign-policy adviser.

    In September of 2016 George Papadopoulos was summoned to England by Halper, who was offering to pay him to discuss energy issues involving Turkey, Israel and Cyprus, which was his area of expertise.

    On November 3, 2016 five days before the US election Halper was interviewed by Sputnik News and said, "I believe Hillary Clinton would be best for US-UK relations and for relations with the European Union. Clinton is well-known, deeply experienced and predictable. US-UK relations will remain steady regardless of the winner although Clinton will be less disruptive over time."

    In December of 2016 former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove, Stefan Halper, a former policy adviser at the White House, and historian Peter Martland resigned from their positions at the Cambridge Intelligence Seminar (CIS), an academic forum on the Western spy world. Professor Halper said, "unacceptable Russian influence" was the reason for his sudden resignation. The resignations led to the Intelligence and Terrorism Studies journal being shut down. Veruscript, its publishers, dismissed the suggestion and said it is "a serious and wholly unfounded allegation" and went on to say,"The decision was made after a range of spurious and completely unfounded claims were made in UK media about a small sponsorship of under £2,000 of the Cambridge Intelligence Seminars solely to provide marketing funds."

  4. I wonder where the son of a bitch is hiding now?

    1. Everything about the "where is" on the man has been cleansed.

  5. Kenyatta's FBI walked into their own trap ... Trump was right all along ... All the smart well degreed skunks, the non-deplorables, their liberal apologists and enablers will really be plumbing the depths of their hypocrisy.

  6. Jeff Sessions ...
    The BEST PERSON that the President could find in all the USA to be Attorney General.

    Trump knows all the BEST PEOPLE.
    He told US so.

    Trump is President
    His no testosterone actions have consequences

    Get over it.

    Promises Made - Promises Broken

  7. Has China Succumbed To The Art Of The Deal?

    JAZZ SHAWPosted at 9:31 am on May 20, 2018

    How real is the deal? We may not know for a couple of weeks yet (if not longer) but recent talks between China and the United States have resulted in an initial announcement that Beijing will prioritize closing the trade gap with the U.S. by purchasing significantly greater amounts of goods. Included in the few details offered thus far is a plan to increase both agricultural and energy exports from America. While China’s Foreign Ministry disputed some of the target amounts, the rest of the announcement looks as if it may soon become a reality. (CNN)....

    Promises Made - Promises Being Kept


    USA Embassy Open For Business In Jerusalem

    Promise Made - Promise Kept

  8. D.C. insiders are whispering Magoo has now been fitted for his SuperMan Cape.

    You just watch, and wait.....

  9. H.A.L.P.E.R. Spells Game Up for Obama's Spies
    Clarice Feldman
    We now have an imaginary crime – collusion – with imaginary evidence and even imaginary defendants. More

    ....If it was for this work – and it suspiciously looks like it because the payments were made in July and September of 2016 when he was weaseling his way into the campaign – then we know we have the DNI, CIA, DOJ, FBI, Dept. of State and the Defense Department working for Hillary's election and to smear and create a basis for further spying on Trump and his campaign....

    Stefan Halper’s role in CIA efforts to influence 1980 presidential election revealed - 5/20/18
    Don’t take my word for it, just examine the record published in the New York Times in 1983. More

    MSM silence on Stefan Halper’s name ends - 5/20/18
    Fox News, The UK Daily Mail, Newsweek, and Mother Jones all are defying the warnings that revealing his name could be a crime, as the conspiracy unravels. More

  10. CONFIRMED: Stolen By Muzzies

    The muzzies got their five times a day prayer deal from the Zoroastrians, an aryan group.

    May 20, 2018
    The Origin of Islam's Daily Prayers
    By Amil Imani

    The muzzies steal a lot.

    Your prayer.

    Your wife.

    Your daughter.

    Your land.

    Your money.

    Your life.

  11. Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said it was a “mistake” to appoint a special counsel to investigate Russian election meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

    Dershowitz said, “I think it was a mistake to appoint a special counsel. They should have appointed a non-partisan independent commission, like 9/11, to find out how this election went wrong.”

    He added, “This is one of the worst in modern history, with the Russian attempts to influence, other attempts by Gulf countries to influence, the existence of FBI agents trying to desperately turn the election away from Trump. We should have had a massive investigation, and then we should change the laws to make it clear what you can do and what you can’t do. I don’t think this investigation has gotten us what we need to know, knowledge and information on how to prevent this in the future.”

    He also said Rosenstein should recuse himself as he is a witness.

    1. .


      Dershowitz has got rich by simply mentioning the same message to dozens of news show over and over and over and...

      The man's a one trick pony.

      Well, I have to admit he also follows it up with 'Now, I'm not Trump's lawyer but...'.

      I would think even the Trumpkins would get tired of hearing the same thing over and over and over.

      Evidently, not.


  12. The Rooskie have been trying to influence our elections since Lenin, even going so far as to run their own candidates here via the CPUSA.

    The CPUSA is hardly a political party that grew up right here in our own free native air from our own fertile political soil.

    We of course have done somewhat similar in many places.

    Get used to it, it is no big deal, everyone tries to influence everyone else.

    Just learn about it, and be woke.

    Then, vote Republican to keep your taxes down as much as possible.

  13. If you wish to virtue signal, and segregate one's self from all the "dicks", you can run yourself, or at least write one's self in, and make a fool of yourself, or, vote for that nitwit Jill Stein, and make a fool of yourself.

    1. I've known people like that.

      Good people, some of 'em.

      Always a source of humor and laughter.

      Generally speaking, they tend to cheer life up.

  14. The Seattle City Council is, of course, whacked out lefty nutz.

    They have a lefty Hindu Lady Mayor now.

    Amazon ought to just skeedaddle.

    Out of the State of Washington.

    What's wrong with West Virginia, or Mississippi ?

    Or Texas ?

  15. "He also said Rosenstein should recuse himself as he is a witness."

    Comey, Mueller, etc etc all have so many more conflicts than Jeff.

    ...but Jeff has no balls.

  16. Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal...

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week.

    The former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and Democratic candidate for president will be awarded Friday in Cambridge with the Radcliffe Medal, which the university says honors individuals whose life and work have had a "transformative impact on society."

    Organizers say Clinton was chosen because she's a "champion for human rights," a "skilled legislator" and "an advocate of American leadership" on the world stage.

    Former Secretary of State and 2001 Radcliffe Medalist Madeleine Albright will deliver a personal tribute to Clinton, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey will take part in a keynote conversation with her Friday.

    Previous medal recipients include Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole.


    1. .

      Thank God our elite educational establishment is still unscathed.


    2. What the hell is it, Woman's Awards Day ?


    3. .

      It's about time women were recognized.

      I began the trend by recognizing Me-Me.




    4. Other than the sciences - you can't fake science - Harvard University is really a 3rd world shit hole.

  17. The trade war that never was between China and the USA isn't. The Art of the Deal. Another Trump victory.

  18. Will The Iranian Mullars See Their 40th Anniversary

    Remember Neda !

    1. The Death of Neda

      Shot to death - gunned down in the street - by an illiterate asshole Basij on motorbike -

      Basij - Wikipedia
      The Basij are subordinate to and receive their orders from the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Supreme Leader of Iran, to whom they are known for their loyalty. They have a local organization in almost every city in Iran.

      Fuck The Mullahs

  19. The Donald had a wonderful reply to the quandary as to whether it is Yanney, or Laurel.

    "I hear covfefe" our President said.

    1. Quirk was asked whether he heard Yanney, or Laurel.

      "I hear Quirkster" our Quirk said.

  20. .

    Has China Succumbed To The Art Of The Deal?

    JAZZ SHAWPosted at 9:31 am on May 20, 2018

    How real is the deal? We may not know for a couple of weeks yet (if not longer) but recent talks between China and the United States have resulted in an initial announcement that Beijing will prioritize closing the trade gap with the U.S. by purchasing significantly greater amounts of goods. Included in the few details offered thus far is a plan to increase both agricultural and energy exports from America. While China’s Foreign Ministry disputed some of the target amounts, the rest of the announcement looks as if it may soon become a reality. (CNN)....

    Promises Made - Promises Being Kept

    What kind of warped hyperspace do you dudes live in?

    Trump slaps tariffs on China and demands 'China' cut the US deficit with China by $200 billion.

    China says there is no way in hell they plan to do it.

    Mnucin says they had a meeting and now the tariffs have been put on hold and China agrees to 'prioritize' efforts to cut the trade imbalance. No mention of numbers.

    The Trumpkins shout "Victory!". Promises made, Promises kept.



    1. .

      The trade war that never was between China and the USA isn't. The Art of the Deal. Another Trump victory.


    2. Included in the few details offered thus far is a plan to increase both agricultural and energy exports from America

      Wayne and I are already winning winning winning while you are merely whining whining whining, dreaming of the years of your youth spent in advertising in China.

      An activity which will never return to you as China now has plenty of ad men of its own, having developed something of a middle class.

    3. Quirk is so screwed.

  21. That fat ass school shooter targeted a girl because she had refused to go out with him.

    Killed her too.

    The fire fight with the cops lasted nearly half an hour.

    All owners of firearms should pass an exam and background check like concealed permit holders here have to do.

    This shooter did not have a rifle of any sort, he had a shotgun and a pistol.

    Another good idea is temporary weapons confiscation upon a report of instability.

    Harden the schools as well.

    It is a change in our national life.

    When I grew up everyone had weapons but I can't recall any shootings in schools anywhere in USA in those days.

  22. Stopping Mueller isn’t about one president or one party. It’s about all presidents and all parties.

    It’s about cleaning out and reforming the deep state so our intelligence operations are never again used against opposing campaigns without the firmest of evidence. It’s about letting people work for campaigns and administrations without needing legal defense funds.

    It’s about relying on our elections to decide our differences.

    Protect Us All

  23. Update:

    Just a few hours after President Trump "hereby demanded" that the DOJ investigate whether or not the "FBI/DOJ infiltrated or surveilled the Trump campaign for Political Purposes," Axios' Jonathan Swan reports that Justice has confirmed a probe has begun.

    DOJ Sarah Isgur Flores:

    "The Department has asked the Inspector General to expand the ongoing review of the FISA application process to include determining whether there was any impropriety or political motivation in how the FBI conducted its counterintelligence investigation of persons suspected of involvement with the Russian agents who interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

    As always, the Inspector General will consult with the appropriate U.S. Attorney if there is any evidence of potential criminal conduct."

    The Deputy Attorney General issued the following statement:

    “If anyone did infiltrate or surveil participants in a presidential campaign for inappropriate purposes, we need to know about it and take appropriate action.”

    The liberal media is in full panic, meltdown mode, exclaiming that Trump has "interfered" with the investigation...

    Zero Hedge

  24. How dare President Trump demand that his own Department of Justice do something he wants done !

    Who does he think he is, the President of the United States, or something ?!

  25. If you think Washington, D.C. is overwhelmed with lobbyists, try the European Union.

    There, they don't even have to register as lobbyists, though some 8,000 have informally done so.

  26. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced in March that he would explore controversial applications to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, along with the department's relationship with a former British intelligence officer who provided information cited for those requests.

    That review will assess whether the FBI and the Justice Department complied with the law and their own policies in requesting and carrying out the surveillance. Horowitz also said that he would examine other matters that might arise from his work.

    It is possible that Horowitz's review might have led him to look at the FBI's use of the confidential source, who had contact with Page, in the Russia investigation. The Justice Department's response to the president's tweet indicated that, no matter the case, Horowitz's investigation could now broaden.

  27. Stefan Halper’s role in CIA efforts to influence 1980 presidential election revealed - 5/20/18

    Don’t take my word for it, just examine the record published in the New York Times in 1983. More

  28. Gold State Coach - Wikipedia
    The Gold State Coach is an enclosed, eight horse-drawn carriage used by the British Royal Family. Commissioned in 1760, it was built in the London workshops ...

    Pics of Gold State Coach

    Last used by Queen Elizabeth II when she was crowned Queen on 2 June 1953 when she was 25 years of age.

    I want one of those.

    Lizzy 2 said it was a rough ride, and she didn't like it.

  29. After year of investigation, Trump can rightly claim some vindication


    Trump suggests Justice Department is trying to frame him

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    It was called “Crossfire Hurricane,” the FBI counterintelligence operation that targeted Trump figures as part of the investigation into possible campaign ties to Russia. It was a poignant choice of a Rolling Stones song, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” that describes a man “born in a crossfire hurricane” who “howled at the morning driving rain.”

    It could be an apt description of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. After a year of media denials of his claims of surveillance targeting his campaign, Trump can legitimately claim some vindication. Indeed, with his rising poll numbers, the president must feel, in the words of the song, like “it's all right now, in fact, it’s a gas.”

    The New York Times this week disclosed that the FBI made a conscious effort to use secret counterintelligence powers to investigate Trump officials and may have had a confidential informant who was used in connection with key Trump figures long before the November 2016 election. (Officials stated anonymously that this was a longstanding source who worked with both the FBI and CIA for years.)

    In early 2017, President Trump was widely ridiculed for alleging that the Obama administration placed his campaign under surveillance. The response from experts on CNN and other sites was open mockery. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper came forward to assure the media that he could categorically deny the allegation and stated, “There was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president, the president-elect at the time, or as a candidate, or against his campaign.” The range of media analysis seemed to run from whether Trump was a clinical paranoid or a delusional demagogue.

    We now know there was, indeed, surveillance ordered repeatedly on Trump campaign figures before and after the election. Rather than acknowledge the troubling implications of an administration investigating the opposing party’s leading candidate for president, the media shifted to saying that there was ample reason to order the surveillance.

    That remains to be seen but much of the coverage brushes over the fact that no charges were brought against the principal target, Carter Page, or that the secret warrants for surveillance were based in part on a dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a fact known but not fully disclosed by the FBI to the secret FISA court. The documented Russian interference, thus far, has been largely a Russian operation out of St. Petersburg that special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has said was carried out without the knowledge of Trump campaign officials.

    1. Now the plot has thickened even further with the added disclosure of not just national security letters to gather documents related to Trump figures but also at least one confidential informant who met with campaign figures like Page and George Papadopoulos to gather information. In response to the New York Times report, Trump declared that the FBI planted “at least one” spy in his campaign to frame him. Trump counsel Rudy Giuliani ratcheted up the rhetoric and said, if the story is true, that former FBI Director James Comey should be prosecuted.

      The record does not currently support such a criminal conspiracy. However, if Trump and his counsel can be accused of overplaying the known facts, the media can be equally accused of ignoring the implications of the known facts. It should be a serious concern that the Obama administration used secret counterintelligence powers to target officials in the campaign of the opposing party. That is a practice we have widely criticized in other countries from Turkey to Russia to Iran.

      Worse yet, the New York Times wrote that the decision was made to use the secret FISA court and counterintelligence personnel to conceal the operation for political purposes. According to the report, FBI officials consciously decided not to seek conventional criminal warrants or pursue a criminal investigation because it might be discovered and raised by Trump during the campaign. Thus, as Trump campaigned against the “deep state,” FBI officials hid their investigation deeper inside the state. FISA was not designed as a convenient alternative for the FBI and the Justice Department to avoid political costs or scrutiny.

      The added problem with using a counterintelligence operation is that it is easier to launch and conceal than a criminal investigation. While there is a “probable cause” requirement under FISA, it is not the same as the one contained in the Fourth Amendment. Virtually every FISA application ever filed by the Justice Department has been granted, with a couple of exceptions. The FISA investigation was based on loose claims of foreign influence and a little cognizable evidence of actual crimes.

      For his part, Page continues to maintain that he accepted standard contracts to work with the Russians, as have hundreds of people in Washington. Clearly, the FBI should investigate any serious criminal conduct linked to Trump figures or the campaign. However, the publicly released FISA material describes interactions with Russians that could have applied easily to myriad other “Beltway bandits” who regularly cash in on foreign contracts, including leading figures of both parties. The still unresolved question is why these particular allegations of foreign contacts merited the extraordinary decision to target an opposing party’s campaign or campaign figures before a major election.

    2. I have been highly critical of Trump’s attacks on the media. However, that does not mean his objections are wholly unfounded, and this seems one such example. There may have been legitimate reasons to investigate Russian influence before the election. Yet, very serious concerns are raised by the targeting of an opposing party in the midst of a heated election. These concerns will be magnified by the use of a confidential source to elicit information from Trump campaign associates, though officials deny that the FBI actually had an informant inside the campaign.

      Just as it is too early to support allegations of a conspiracy to frame Trump, it is too early to dismiss allegations of bias against Trump. As shown by many of the emails and later criminal referrals and disciplinary actions at the FBI, an open hostility to Trump existed among some bureau figures. Moreover, the extensive unmasking of Trump figures and false statements from FBI officials cannot be dismissed as irrelevant.

      As a nation committed to the rule of law, we need a full and transparent investigation of these allegations. All of the allegations. That includes both the investigation of special counsel Mueller and the investigation of these latest allegations involving the FBI. For many Trump supporters, this new information deepens suspicions of the role of the “deep state.” If we ever hope to come out of these poisonous times as a unified nation, the public must be allowed to see the full record on both sides.

      Until then, many Americans across the country will continue to believe that, like “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Trump was greeted after his election by being “crowned with a spike” right through his head.

      Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University. You can follow him on Twitter @JonathanTurley.

  30. The president’s lawyers also have sought to use recent revelations about the alleged informant’s contacts with Trump campaign aides as a bargaining chip as they negotiate with Mr. Mueller’s team over the conditions of a possible interview with Mr. Trump.

    Rudy Giuliani, one of the president’s lawyers, on Sunday said the special counsel about a month earlier had conveyed to him “as a possibility” that the investigation into whether the president obstructed justice could be wrapped up by Sept. 1 if Mr. Trump agreed to sit for an interview. Asked whether he believed the probe would end by that timeline, Mr. Giuliani said: “We hope.”

    The president’s legal team previously has offered a number of end points they expected for the Mueller probe. Last year, Mr. Trump’s lawyers repeatedly said they expected the probe to close by the end of 2017.