“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."

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

You Dam Right


  1. Beware ! Government at all levels have a thousand sneaky shitty little ways to try and screw you....

    Good morning Mia,

    First, welcome to the world of municipal law! I hope you are enjoying the learning
    experience. I remember when I first started dabbling in it and there is a lot to
    take in. I still learn new things each time I attend a council meeting.

    My client just dropped off a letter from you regarding payment of
    a City of Moscow utility bill incurred by his tenant Adriana W., Account Number
    xxxxxx-000. While I understand the City of Moscow ordinances provide that property
    owners are responsible for the charges, regardless of their use, occupancy, or
    whether or not the owner agreed to it, Idaho law makes that ordinance unenforceable.

    I am attaching the case of the City of Grangeville v. Haskin, which is on point. In
    that case the City of Grangeville had a similar ordinance which provided the
    property owner was responsible for the charges. The Court found that if the record
    owner did not actually use the service or enter into an agreement to pay the bill
    with the City, the City could not require the property owner to pay it; regardless
    of the ordinance. My research has not revealed any reversal of this case.

    This has come up a couple of times in my representation of the City of Troy and City
    of Deary, both of which have similar ordinances as the City of Moscow. A couple
    years ago I had a conversation with Rod H. about the issue as well. His response
    was that they just let it go if a property owner pushes back. The reality is that
    the ordinance should be modified to be consistent with Idaho law. I think there is
    a reluctance to change the ordinance because most of the time the owner just pays
    since he/she is not familiar with the law.

    Based upon Idaho law, your recourse for payment of the city charges rests solely
    with Ms. W. as my clients have not agreed to pay the City for those charges. If I
    am mistaken and the City has an agreement with Mr. and Mrs. X to pay those
    charges, please send me that agreement so I can provide it to my clients.

    If you have questions or would like to dialog this matter further, I would be happy
    to do so. It is a matter that I have discussed with Gary in the past as well. Once
    you have had an opportunity to review the case and the matter further, I would
    appreciate confirmation from you regarding the City’s position of my clients’

    Thanks Mia!


    The Court found, reasonably enough, that absent some agreement with the City to the contrary, the tenant who gets the benefits of the water usage is responsible for the water bill.

    It all worked out exactly as my lawyer S. predicted. She said the City would send me a formal letter trying to stiff me and pick my pocket. And they did.

    I told my lawyer S. to tell the Assistant City Attorney, M., that I, being over 70 years of age and having had my pocket picked by the City with regularity over the decades, in many ways, am urging my lawyer to file a Class Action Fraud Suit with punaiive damages against the City.


    I am joking, I think. I might do so but S. would never take the case, at least,I don't think so at this time.


    Warning - your pocket is being picked right now by some government entity and you don't even know it.

    1. To make this from my point of view shocking matter even worse - my father, bless his memory, gave free with a deed of gift to the City the land upon which the providing well in question draws pure water for the benefit of all Moscow residents.

      It was the first deep well we ever had, drawing from the Grande Rhonde Aquifer, sucking melt water from the last ice age, 20,ooo years ago....and in all these years the water level of that deep well has not dropped at all....

      I am not bull shitting you.

      Dad should have put in that deed of gift a provision that if indeed the City hit a good water supply used for the benefit of the People of the City, dad, and his two sons and a daughter, should each have claim on, say, 3000 gallons of water each, for each month.

      After all, we gave 'em the land.

      But, papa wasn't that far seeing, or too good hearted perhaps.

    2. This well burps water into my field each time the pumps turn on, perhaps once every hour or so.

      I should capture that pure ice age water and bottle it....Bob's 20.000 Year Old Ice Age Pure Drinking Water.

      I could ask Quirk to do the advertising and marketing.

    3. You should make a home brew out of it. I bet it would be good. The main ingredient in beer is water. It's just flavored water, basically.

  2. Pastor says motion sensor camera snaps angel...

    'No doubt looking at supernatural'....DRUDGE

    Yup, it's an Angel for sure.

    Always lookin' out for YOU, as I do QUIRK.

    If that's not an Angel I'll eat my hat.

    1. Dante seen 'em, with regularity.

      This un looks to be right out of the Paradisio, as illustrated by: GUSTAVE DORE

      DANTE'S PURGATORY & PARADISE (1885) GUSTAVE DORE ... - eBay › Books › Antiquarian & Collectible
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    2. Locale: EAST JORDAN, Mich.

      Up in Quirk Country.

      Quirk, when he has been drinking, has often spoken to me of the Angels he has seen.

      I didn't really believe him, but am now reconsidering.

      Security Cameras don't drink.

    3. You don't think it's a moth on the lens?

  3. Allah acts !

    Muzzie in Gaza miraculously cured !!

    Praise Allah !!!

    And if you don't believe you're a Bigot -

    May 15, 2018

    A miracle in Gaza! The man with the crutches suddenly started running

    By Ethel C. Fenig

    It seems as if the miracles of Israel are traveling to the murderous terrorists in Gaza. While the Muslims of Israel don't seem more upset than their usual whininess, the Muslims in Gaza are continuing their daily day of rage. All day, every day. The day that the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is opened.

    But look! Tear gas! Smoke from Muslims burning tires! And miraculously, the injured walk! They run! They discard their crutches! A miracle!

    But whoops...the smoke clears; the tear gas dissipates; the cameras are back on the poor victims. And suddenly, the runner needs his crutches again because the evil Israelis won't let him kill them!

    Yanki Farber captures (literally) the miraculous farce and the lies from Gaza.

    A miracle in Gaza. The man with the crutches suddenly started running

    Watch and be amazed at the lies from that Hamas-led, Iranian-subsidized terrorist enclave and the gullible media that believe them. That's not miraculous; that's stupidity in action.

    A miracle in Gaza. The man with the crutches suddenly started running

    — Yanki יענקי פרבר (@Farberyanki) May 14, 2018

  4. Spike goes seriously anti-Kayne....

    Spike Lee 'BLACKKKLANSMAN' rocks Cannes...
    10-Minute Standing Ovation...
    'Wanted The Hate To Be Verbalized'...
    Slams Trump as 'Motherf*cker'...
    Mass Walkouts For Lars Von Trier...
    'Gross. Pretentious Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic'....DRUDGE

    Spike Lee Slams Trump as ‘Motherf–ker’ After ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Cannes Premiere
    By Christopher Vourlias

    See Spike photo - lookin' very fancy and hi class revo....

  5. By the way, Happy Catastrophe Day, everyone !

    aka Nakba Day

    Truly a day to celebrate by all right thinking people.

  6. Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian near the Gaza-Israel border on Tuesday after thousands of Palestinians turned out for the funerals of dozens of protesters killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, local health officials said.


    In Gaza City, hundreds marched in the funeral of eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour, whose body was wrapped in a Palestinian flag.

    "Let her stay with me, It is too early for her to go," her mother cried, pressing the baby's body to her chest.


    In the British parliament, junior foreign office minister Alistair Burt said the United States needed to show more understanding about the causes of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Hamas' role in the violence must be investigated, he added.

  7. Kilauea volcano is really burping it out.

    Biggest Kilauea burp I recall.

    Doug, you ought to fly over there and take some photos, and give us a report.

    Stay upwind.


    Why self-loathing losers adopt left-wing politics.

    May 16, 2018

    In this new video, Paul Joseph Watson unveils The Truth About Virtue Signalling. Don't miss it!

  9. Excellent Breaking News !

    Pope Francis is thinking/hinting at turning in his Jesus Stick -

    Papal ferula - Wikipedia
    The papal ferula (from Latin ferula, "rod"), commonly referred to as the "Pope Staff" or "Jesus Stick" is the pastoral staff used in the Catholic Church by the pope.
    ‎History · ‎Early usage and dispute · ‎Re-adoption · ‎Modern usage

    1. NOT to be confused with the famous secular Q STICK, a device originated in the Detroit, Michigan, USA area for picking locks, now used world wide.

    2. Another correct Q prediction, April 3 Q: [Pope] will be having a terrible May. May 15 AP: Pope Francis Hints He May Retire.

      Popes don’t retire. This is much deeper than anyone is saying (except Q)

  10. Did you know jelly fish sting with the force (speed ?) of 5 million G's ?, the fastest speed in the animal kingdom.

    True, according to report from Fox News.

    1. This is faster even than the City of Moscow can pick your pocket with a phony water bill.

  11. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: NRA ‘Just Shy of a Terrorist Organization’

  12. Michael Avenatti Being Investigated By California State Bar

    The State Bar of California is investigating porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, Fox News has confirmed, after a complaint was filed regarding allegedly unpaid taxes.

    Fox News on Wednesday obtained an April 18-dated letter verifying the existence of the investigation—unrelated to his representation of Daniels.

    “The complaint against attorney Michael J. Avenatti has been reviewed and forwarded to the Enforcement Unit for further investigation and prosecution, if warranted,” said the letter from the state bar, written by Supervising Attorney Anand Kumar and reviewed by Fox News....

  13. Jumpin' Jack Young Flesh

    It's all right now, a sitting President can't be indicted, Muler has agreed.

    1. Jumpin' Jack Q Ass GasWed May 16, 06:25:00 PM EDT

      now now now now in fact it's a gas

    2. Jumpin' Jack Q Ass GasWed May 16, 06:32:00 PM EDT

      Do you see my slight dimple on ma young chin chin (Q) when ah sing alllooooo r i g h t nowoooo >>?


    Just what I've been telling you.

    You can't indict a sitting President.

    It must be that way, if you give it a thought.

    You can however impeach, convict and then indict.

    Is there any exception if the President walks out of the White House and shoots a visitor outside the fence, in the head, dead ?


      Can a sitting president be indicted? The Constitution doesn't give a definitive answer

      POSTED MAY 31, 2017, 7:07 AM CDT

      The U.S. Supreme Court has never decided whether a president may be criminally prosecuted while in office, and the U.S. Constitution doesn’t give a direct answer.

      But the prevailing view is that a president can’t be indicted while in office, the New York Times reports. Presidents can be prosecuted, however, after they leave office or after impeachment, according to conventional wisdom.

      The issue is being debated anew amid reports that President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Some have questioned whether the alleged request amounted to obstruction of justice.

      Article 1, Section 3 of the Constitution, doesn’t directly address the issue of prosecution in office. It reads: “Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and punishment, according to law.”

      Yale University law professor Akhil Reed Amar agrees with most scholars that a sitting president can’t be criminally prosecuted. He says the Constitution designates Congress as the court that tries sitting presidents.

      “If you’re going to undo a national election, the body that does that should have a national mandate,” Amar told the New York Times “Even a federal prosecution would follow only from an indictment from a grand jury sitting in one locality.”

      In a 1997 law review article, Amar argues that states can’t use their power to derail the functioning of the United States by prosecuting sitting presidents. And a federal prosecution would raise separation of powers problems, putting the executive branch at the mercy of the judiciary, he argued. Vox noted the article.

      Taking the other side is Hofstra University law professor Eric Freedman, who wrote a 1999 law review article that argued sitting presidents have no constitutional immunity from criminal prosecution.

      He argues that federal judges can be indicted, even though they are removed by impeachment. And, he says, giving sitting presidents immunity is inconsistent with the history, structure and philosophy of the U.S. government.

    2. The inability to indict a sitting president has been the position of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department since the Nixon administration and reaffirmed in the Clinton administration, but it has never been tested in court.

  15. 'Oldest living person ever at 128' says longevity is 'punishment'...

    1. "Tired" Koku Istambulova says she hasn't enjoyed a single happy day in her life...

    2. Wouldn't go that far.

      Quite a few pre Quirk days were worth living.

    3. :)

      Poor Koku.

      I wonder if she could have been Quirk's birth maid ?

      But she says even in her youngest years she had never been happy....

      As for myself, I feel my life only began when I first met Quirk.

      I've been looking out for him ever since.

      Now I know the meaning of futility.

    4. Also never again, and hopeless.

    5. The unkindest cut of all.

    6. Let's ask Quirk to identify what's all wrong with these lyrics -

  16. Trump SHOULD NOT ever agree to have a sit down interview with Mueller.

    Trump SHOULD state that his offer to answer written questions will always remain on the table.

    That is sufficient.

  17. Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that he won't indict a sitting president, according to Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's lawyers.

    "They (the special counsel) acknowledge the fact that they can't indict us," Giuliani told NBC News on Wednesday, indicating that the information had been conveyed to Trump's lawyers. "They know they don't have that power.


    On Wednesday, Giuliani also called on Mueller ahead of the one-year mark of the investigation on Thursday to "get it over with."

    The special counsel had no comment on Giuliani's comments.

  18. Our Holy FBI:

  19. Those who think a president can be indicted have cited a 1997 Supreme Court ruling that held that a lawsuit against Mr. Clinton could proceed while he was in office, notwithstanding the burdens that it imposed upon him. They have also pointed to the 25th Amendment, which allows a president who is disabled from performing his duties be temporarily replaced by the vice president.


    As for the possibility of listing Mr. Trump as an unindicted co-conspirator in court documents, Justice Department rules strongly discourage identifying people as uncharged wrongdoers “in the absence of some significant justification.” The rules, listed in the United States attorneys’ manual, do not explain what would make it necessary, but require higher-level approval to do so.

    Because of those legal and those historical precedents, then, many legal analysts have assumed that even if Mr. Mueller uncovered sufficient evidence to indict Mr. Trump, he — with Mr. Rosenstein, who oversees his decisions — would most likely seek to refer the matter to Congress rather than seeking the president’s indictment, at least while he remains in office.

  20. Mueller's impartial probe:

  21. Lawmakers have been informed that a draft of the IG Report has been finished.

    It will be released soon.

    Excitement !

  22. Last week we discovered that Mueller was way ahead of us on the huge payments made to Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen for access to the president. We don't yet know what he's found out from cooperating witnesses, including Michael Flynn and Carter Page, that might point directly at the president.


    None of these threads signals Trump's removal from office. A conviction in the Senate, no matter what happens in the midterm, would require a good number of Republicans to turn against the president, which seems remote absent a smoking gun that proves grave criminal conduct.


    The "wrap it up" crowd is indulging in wishful thinking. The first anniversary of the Mueller investigation is unlikely to be the last.

    Still in Peril

  23. Must watch:

    This feller is from another world. Really from another world:


  24. "You know what's changing our strategy? Their lack of responsiveness," Giuliani added. "We've written five letters to them, two while I've been there and three before.

    They haven't responded to any of them. They don't want to respond to any of them."


    Giuliani said he doesn't see why Mueller needs to question the president at all.

    "He's got everything," he said. "Look, our position has changed a little bit in that we've gone through all of the documents now.

    They lay out a complete picture of what happened. If you don't want to accept reality, then we're walking into never-never land."

    1. Do Not Do A Sit Down Interview With Mr. Horror Show

      Answering questions in writing is all right.

    2. Answering none is better.

      Amnesia strikes deep.

  25. "The same reason they can’t indict him, they can’t issue a subpoena to him," Giuliani told Ingraham Wednesday night. "Remember, [former President Bill] Clinton opposed a subpoena and then he voluntarily complied.

    He didn't give up presidential prerogative, and then his administration wrote a memo saying they can't do that."

    Giuliani has also noted the handover of 1.2 million documents to the Mueller team as evidence of cooperation.

  26. How Kiluea works.

    (In less than 2 minutes!)


    1. Good video, thanks.

      I remember the Kiluea Eruption of '55 !

    2. Here's another good 'un:

    3. Think of 'em izlands as one of yous hot body pimples explodin' !

      Get on you scuba gear swim down to the bottom of the ocean and follows the old pimples all the way to Siberia, yup, you can. They goes east for a ways then turns north to colder climes.

      This all happened a long time ago.

    4. If yous sniff sulfur you know sometines up or acomin' up.

      Then don't go to the rim of halemuckomucko.

      If you should see the scribble on rock Mark Twain was here that's cause Mark Twain was there.

  27. Tillerson: Globalist Troll

    1. Apparently has no problem with FBI Lies.

    2. Why worry about the rain falling ?

      Or the wind blowing ?

      FBI lying is as natural as that.

      Let me ask you this.....would YOU bet your freedom, even life, on the results coming from the FBI Crime Lab ????

    3. I'd have a lot more faith in my Pay To: FBI check, with For: Bribery at the bottom.

  28. Giuliani: Comey Should Be Under Investigation – We Won’t Sit Down for Mueller Interview Unless Comey Sits Down for Interview (VIDEO)


    1. .

      Comey and Mueller have no conflicts.


    2. Neither to Peter and Lisa, the Lovebirds, nor Rosenstein, Clapper, Crapper, and Moe, Curly and Brennan and Andrew McCabe etal.

      No conflicts anywheres.

      Straight arrows all.

  29. Dr. Jessica Johnson, lecturer in geophysics at the University of East Anglia in the UK, told Fox News that the worst-case scenario is for "more of the same" in the volcano's lower East Rift Zone."There is the potential for more fissures to open and for the lava to become more voluminous and fast flowing, destroy more homes and infrastructure, even the geothermal power plant," she explained, via email.

    The geophysicist also acknowledged the possibility of large explosions if falling rocks trap steam rising from Kilauea. "These explosions could project ballistics up to 2 m [6.6 feet] across as far as a kilometre [0.6 miles].


    Johnson notes, however, that Kilauea's summit is inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and not in a residential area, "If this [major explosion] happened, nobody's lives would be in danger as long as people listen to the authorities and respect the evacuation areas," she said.

  30. Fuck off, you fucking ape -

    This is what I think of you-oo-oo! Grumpy gorilla flips zoo visitor the finger

  31. May 17, 2018

    Tucker Carlson springs a racism trap on a progressive rising star

    By Thomas Lifson

    David D. Burstein is one of the young rising stars of progressivism, as a glance at his personal website reveals. Praise from the likes of Howard Dean, Judy Woodruff of PBS, and David Gergen reveal him to be an anointed one, predicting that Millennials will bring a glorious new era in his book Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping Our World.

    But last night, Burstein took on Tucker Carlson, defending a program at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, that offers credit for a program that focuses on what it alleges are traits of "dominant white culture" that include "superficiality" and "extreme exportation of labor and resources for profit." My impression is that he had never encountered someone willing to press him to go beyond his talking points.

    Carlson went for the jugular and kept pressing Burstein, who defended these negative generalizations about white people, if he was willing to make a negative generalization about any other demographic group in America. Apparently realizing he was trapped because of the utter taboo on P.C. white males criticizing nonwhites in any way, but admitting that only whites can be negatively stereotyped would discredit him and the program he was defending, Burstein emitted word clouds of rhetoric.

    Carlson's great virtue as an interviewer is his ability to remain polite, even cheery, yet insistent that the question be addressed. And to make the point that a refusal to answer is an answer itself.

    The rush transcript from Grabien is embedded below, but this is one segment that can be savored and is worth seven minutes of your time:..............

    Lengthy Transcript AND Video

    1. Millennial Conservative Candace Owens Ignites Snowflake Meltdown Nationwide
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      Democrats are right to be nervous about Candace Owens, who is driving a stake through the heart of Democratic messaging. More

  32. I think Quirk must have left for The Royal Wedding.

    Quirk are you already in England or still in transit ?

  33. Transcripts Show Trump Tower Meeting Dumb But Legal

    Jonathan Turley, The Hill

  34. OOoooopps -


    Says to GOP opponent: 'You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!'
    May 17, 2018 Leo Hohmann

    Michigan's first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt.

    One of Quirk's lovely local loving muzzies.

    Wake Up America

    Wake Up Quirk

    1. End Moslem Immigration To USA Now !!

    2. This local muzzie murderous bitch at least let The Truth slip out, once.

    3. TURD-O NEWS

      While supporting Islamic supremacists and putting Canadians at risk of jihad attacks.
      May 17, 2018

  35. An attempt to get some actual facts into Q's noggin, and some prejudices out -

    Middle East
    The reality is much messier than the partisan echo chambers would have you believe

    By Yair Rosenberg
    May 16, 2018 • 9:30 PM

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  36. Q Anon, aka Q The Shameless, has gone begging for Bitcoin contributions -

    Latest Qanon Posts 5-17-18 : A Rigged System - YouTube
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    Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA chief despite scrutiny of her role in ...
    20 mins ago - The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director after several Democrats were persuaded to support her despite ...

    1. Breaking: Senate Confirms Gina Haspel, 54/45
      #Breaking Senate confirms Haspel as CIA Dir, 54-45. 2 GOP noes: Paul/Flake. 6 Dem yeas: Donnelly, Manchin, Nelson, Shaheen, Warner & Heitkamp. Severa of them face tough races this fall. McCain opposed Haspel but was absent.


    Reports are now coming in that O'bozo had at least 4 spies spooking the Trump campaign.

    1. 3rd world shit.

      More will come out.

      Was Jill Stein in on the plotting ?

      Hillary was the Queen of the matter.

    2. He's no longer Prez, he could be indicted.


  38. Deep State FBI Started Spying on Mike Flynn for $45,000 Russian Speech — But NOT on Bill Clinton for $500,000 Russian Speech

  39. Go to the profile of Niklas Donges
    Niklas Donges
    SAP Machine Learning Foundation Working Student CODE University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
    Feb 22

    The Random Forest Algorithm

    Random Forest is a flexible, easy to use machine learning algorithm that produces, even without hyper-parameter tuning, a great result most of the time. It is also one of the most used algorithms, because it’s simplicity and the fact that it can be used for both classification and regression tasks. In this post, you are going to learn, how the random forest algorithm works and several other important things about it.

    Table of Contents:
    How it works
    Real Life Analogy
    Feature Importance
    Difference between Decision Trees and Random Forests
    Important Hyperparameters (predictive power, speed)
    Advantages and Disadvantages
    Use Cases

    How it works:
    Random Forest is a supervised learning algorithm. Like you can already see from it’s name, it creates a forest and makes it somehow random. The „forest“ it builds, is an ensemble of Decision Trees, most of the time trained with the “bagging” method. The general idea of the bagging method is that a combination of learning models increases the overall result.

    To say it in simple words: Random forest builds multiple decision trees and merges them together to get a more accurate and stable prediction.

    One big advantage of random forest is, that it can be used for both classification and regression problems, which form the majority of current machine learning systems. I will talk about random forest in classification, since classification is sometimes considered the building block of machine learning. Below you can see how a random forest would look like with two trees:....

    I buy and sell Bitcoin and other cyber currencies using my Random Forest Algorithm machine.

    So far I have lost value every time.

    I am going back to something I know, to real estate.

    'Buy from the old, sell to the young'

  40. That damn intelligent fool, John Bolton, mouthed off about using the Libyan Model for denuclearizing North Korea.

    This forced The Donald to do a lot of verbal somersaults to calm things down.

    Spinning a Crossfire Hurricane: The Times on the FBI’s Trump Investigation
    May 17, 2018 12:22 PM

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a rally at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, September 20, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

    The paper buries more than one lede.

    If you’re a fading Baby Boomer, you’re faintly amused that the FBI code-named its Trump-Russia investigation “Crossfire Hurricane.” It’s an homage to the Rolling Stones golden oldie “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” — which, come to think of it, might just be a perfect handle for John Brennan, the former Obama CIA director whose specter hovers over each critical juncture of the case.

    The young’uns may not believe it, but back before it was known as “classic rock,” you couldn’t just play your crossfire hurricane on Spotify. You had to spin it. Fittingly, that is exactly what the New York Times has done in Wednesday’s blockbuster report on the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.

    The quick take on the 4,100-word opus is that the Gray Lady “buried the lede.” Fair enough: You have to dig pretty deep to find that the FBI ran “at least one government informant” against the Trump campaign — and to note that the Times learned this because “current and former officials” leaked to reporters the same classified information about which, just days ago, the Justice Department shrieked “Extortion!” when Congress asked about it.

    But that’s not even the most important of the buried ledes. What the Times story makes explicit, with studious understatement, is that the Obama administration used its counterintelligence powers to investigate the opposition party’s presidential campaign.

    That is, there was no criminal predicate to justify an investigation of any Trump-campaign official. So, the FBI did not open a criminal investigation. Instead, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation and hoped that evidence of crimes committed by Trump officials would emerge. But it is an abuse of power to use counterintelligence powers, including spying and electronic surveillance, to conduct what is actually a criminal investigation.

    The Times barely mentions the word counterintelligence in its saga. That’s not an accident. The paper is crafting the media-Democrat narrative. Here is how things are to be spun: The FBI was very public about the Clinton-emails investigation, even making disclosures about it on the eve of the election. Yet it kept the Trump-Russia investigation tightly under wraps, despite intelligence showing that the Kremlin was sabotaging the election for Trump’s benefit. This effectively destroyed Clinton’s candidacy and handed the presidency to Trump.

    It’s a gas, gas, gas!

    It’s also bunk. Just because the two FBI cases are both referred to as “investigations” does not make them the same kind of thing.

    The Clinton case was a criminal investigation that was predicated on a mountain of incriminating evidence. Mrs. Clinton does have one legitimate beef against the FBI: Then-director James Comey went public with some (but by no means all) of the proof against her. It is not proper for law-enforcement officials to publicize evidence from a criminal investigation unless formal charges are brought.

    In the scheme of things, though, this was a minor infraction. The scandal here is that Mrs. Clinton was not charged. She likes to blame Comey for her defeat; but she had a chance to win only because the Obama Justice Department and the FBI tanked the case against her — in exactly the manner President Obama encouraged them to do in public commentary.

    1. By contast, the Trump case is a counterintelligence investigation. Unlike criminal cases, counterintelligence matters are classified. If agents had made public disclosures about them, they would have been committing crimes and violating solemn agreements with foreign intelligence services — agreements without which those services would not share information that U.S. national-security officials need in order to protect our country.

      In the scheme of things, though, the problem is not that the FBI honored its confidentiality obligations in the Trump case while violating them in the Clinton case. The scandal is that the FBI, lacking the incriminating evidence needed to justify opening a criminal investigation of the Trump campaign, decided to open a counterintelligence investigation. With the blessing of the Obama White House, they took the powers that enable our government to spy on foreign adversaries and used them to spy on Americans — Americans who just happened to be their political adversaries.

      The Times averts its eyes from this point — although if a Republican administration tried this sort of thing on a Democratic candidate, it would be the only point.

      Like the Justice Department and the FBI, the paper is banking on Russia to muddy the waters. Obviously, Russia was trying to meddle in the election, mainly through cyber-espionage — hacking. There would, then, have been nothing inappropriate about the FBI’s opening up a counterintelligence investigation against Russia. Indeed, it would have been irresponsible not to do so. That’s what counterintelligence powers are for.

      But opening up a counterintelligence investigation against Russia is not the same thing as opening up a counterintelligence investigation against the Trump campaign.

      The media-Democrat complex has tried from the start to conflate these two things. That explains the desperation to convince the public that Putin wanted Trump to win. It explains the stress on contacts, no matter how slight, between Trump campaign figures and Russians. They are trying to fill a gaping void they hope you don’t notice: Even if Putin did want Trump to win, and even if Trump-campaign advisers did have contacts with Kremlin-tied figures, there is no evidence of participation by the Trump campaign in Russia’s espionage.

      At the height of the 2016 presidential race, the FBI collaborated with the CIA to probe an American political campaign.

      That is the proof that would have been needed to justify investigating Americans. Under federal law, to establish that an American is acting as an agent of a foreign power, the government must show that the American is purposefully engaging in clandestine activities on behalf of a foreign power, and that it is probable that these activities violate federal criminal law. (See FISA, Title 50, U.S. Code, Section 1801(b)(2), further explained in the last six paragraphs of my Dec. 17 column.)

      But of course, if the FBI had had that kind of evidence, they would not have had to open a counterintelligence investigation. They would not have had to use the Clinton campaign’s opposition research — the Steele dossier — to get FISA-court warrants. They would instead have opened a criminal investigation, just as they did on Clinton when there was evidence that she committed felonies.

      To the contrary, the bureau opened a counterintelligence investigation in the absence of any (a) incriminating evidence, or (b) evidence implicating the Trump campaign in Russian espionage. At the height of the 2016 presidential race, the FBI collaborated with the CIA to probe an American political campaign. They used foreign-intelligence surveillance and informants.

      That’s your crossfire hurricane.

      NOW WATCH: ‘Rand Paul Wants Answers On The CIA Possibly Spying On Donald Trump’

  42. I KNEW that the damned commie bitch Jill Stein was a major player in all of this --

    Report: IG Has Found Possible Violations Of Law In FBI/DOJ Handling Of Clinton Investigation

    JOHN SEXTONPosted at 6:41 pm on May 17, 2018

    For the moment, this is just coming from one former reporter so I’d call this unconfirmed but intriguing. Paul Sperry is the former D.C. bureau chief for Investor’s Business Daily. He is also the author of a recent piece for Real Clear Investigations which stated that John Brennan selected Peter Strzok to help write the January 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) and that Brennan had been dishonest about using the Steele Dossier in shaping the ICA. Today, Sperry published a couple of fairly explosive claims on Twitter which apparently come from the forthcoming DOJ Inspector General’s report:

    Paul Sperry
    BREAKING: IG Horowitz has found "reasonable grounds" for believing there has been a violation of federal criminal law in the FBI/DOJ's handling of the Clinton investigation/s and has referred his findings of potential criminal misconduct to Huber for possible criminal prosecution

    10:18 AM - May 17, 2018
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    Report: IG has found possible violations of law in FBI/DOJ handling of Clinton investigation

    The Huber mentioned above is U.S. Attorney John W. Huber. Back in March, there was some pressure on AG Jeff Sessions to appoint a second special counsel to look into some decisions around the 2016 election. Sessions declined to appoint a new special counsel but announced that Huber would evaluate “certain issues” and that he would do so “in cooperation with the Inspector General.” So based on what we do know, i.e. Huber is working with IG Horowitz and the Horowitz report is expected soon, something like this could be breaking about now.

    Sperry didn’t stop there. He also posted this:

    Paul Sperry
    BREAKING: Comey/Yates targeted Gen. Flynn in C.I. investigation a yr BEFORE he communicated w Russian ambassador in Dec 2016 as a transition official--and the trigger was Flynn sitting at same table w Putin at Dec 2015 Moscow event, even tho Green Party's Jill Stein also at table …

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    Again, this seems pretty specific but....


  43. Judicial Watch Finds New Classified Emails, Others Confirm Collusion Between State Department and Clinton Foundation

    Katie Pavlich Katie Pavlich |Posted: Apr 25, 2018 3:30 PM

    ....“It is shameful that Hillary Clinton attempted to delete or hide classified information and that Obama appointees James Comey and Lorretta Lynch refused to prosecute her,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said about the finding. “It is clear that the Clintons were using the State Department to run an extensive influence peddling scheme. Americans should be concerned that while untold resources are devoted to the abusive Mueller special counsel investigation of President Trump, this Justice Department seems uninterested in prosecuting the Clintons.”

    You can read more about the findings here.....

  44. DiGenova says criminal referrals have been passed on from IG Horowitz to Huber.

    Source: Fox News: Tucker Carlson



    1. Who is John Huber, the Utah US attorney investigating claims of FBI ...
      Mar 29, 2018 - Utah US attorney John Huber was revealed Thursday as the person Attorney General Jeff Sessions tasked with looking into Republican claims ...

    2. John Brennan will be before a grand jury shortly.

    3. Report: IG Horowitz Found “Reasonable Grounds” For Criminal Prosecution and Referred to U.S. Attorney John Huber…

      Posted on May 17, 2018 by sundance

      Real Clear Investigations journalist Paul Sperry has noted that Inspector General Michael Horowitz found “reasonable grounds” for criminal prosecution and referred his findings to U.S. Attorney John Huber for possible criminal prosecution.

      (Tweet Link)

      Hopefully, this does not come as a surprise to CTH readers. Remember, the IG draft report has just been sent to the principals for review. Generally speaking IG draft reviews take around two weeks. The final IG report is on target for release by the end of May.

      While the terms “reasonable grounds” and “criminal prosecution” gain additional emphasis against the draft submission, months ago it was transparently obvious OIG Michael Horowitz discovered criminal conduct and submitted his request. AG Jeff Sessions informed everyone of U.S. Attorney John Huber in March.

      If IG Horowitz did not discover reasonable evidence of criminal conduct there would not be a U.S. Attorney (Huber) paralleling his investigation since late last year. U.S. Attorney John Huber was assigned to assist Horowitz at least eight months ago. It wasn’t until March of this year when AG Jeff Sessions, quietly made the acknowledgement.

      The evidence of a U.S. Attorney working with Horowitz was initially evidenced when it became obvious that Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, James Baker and Bruce Ohr were cooperating with the investigation. Each of these individuals is clearly outlined as engaging in conduct that exposed them to legal risk. The IG cannot coordinate terms of cooperation surrounding unlawful conduct. That was the first indication a U.S. attorney was assisting. That indication was more than six months ago.

      “They are sat down, told to not do anything, say anything or discuss anything UNTIL they get an attorney. At which time, the attorney is handed a letter from the investigating unit. That letter says in essence, this is how screwed you are. If you want to be less screwed you will sign this letter of cooperation and assist us. When we don’t need you, you sit there. When we do we will call you and you will provide what we need. Any deviation from this agreement lands you in jail for the full term.” (Link to Prior)

      The fact that U.S. Attorney John Huber exists is evidence in-and-of-itself that criminal conduct was discovered by IG Horowitz. It should not come as a surprise to hear news today about this. Clearly U.S. Attorney John Huber has been reviewing evidence and conducting his own investigation for more than six months.

      The process was outlined by Jonathan Turley WATCH (March 2018): Video

      We will again be calling Magoo Mr. Sessions and soon too.

    4. The evidence of a U.S. Attorney working with Horowitz was initially evidenced when it became obvious that Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, James Baker and Bruce Ohr were cooperating with the investigation.


    Better not to go to school than go to a classroom like this.

    1. 2thegates • 3 days ago

      The school where I taught was slowly degenerating into the inmates taking over the asylum. I retired a little early because I couldn't deal with the jerks who were entering my classroom any more. Whether you are black, white, or brown, if you are essentially raised as a feral child without any serious parental direction, this is the behavior that results.

      The "students" who are entering the school system are becoming increasingly violent and hostile toward their teachers. Many of them have qualified for special education services so they are almost impossible to remove from your classroom. They are there to socialize, use the WiFi, eat, and keep their parents out of trouble for enabling their truancy.

      The Obama policies of keeping "kids" out of the "prison pipeline" has taken hold across the country with discipline policies that are an absolute joke. Increasingly you will see fewer and fewer highly qualified teachers coming into the profession and the inner city schools will be scraping the bottom of the barrel to find warm bodies to "teach" their pupils.

      Many teachers who are now in the profession in districts like this are deciding to find another way to make a living and are leaving the profession far short of retirement. Having the summers off simply isn't worth sleepless nights and going to work with a knot in your stomach every day.

    2. Comments are priceless.

      Mr. 2 Dot would denigrate the "racists," truth be damned.

  46. Q keeps emphasizing that the reality is that we are in a global war between Good and Evil. People who view this in terms of party, race, country or religion are buying into a divisive illusion. I agree. I also know that PAST behavior is not a reliable predictor of which side a person or country is on in this current battle. Anyone who understands the pure EVIL we are facing will welcome ANYONE who wants to help us defeat that evil. Let bygones be bygones. What matters is that NOW we are brothers in arms fighting a common enemy.

  47. Doug, it's really amazing how many people around the nation, nay, around the entire world, are beginning to q into Q.

    Everyday I see more and more of it.

    Q is becoming a culture icon for all of us.

    1. The EB isn't big enough for Q.

    2. Nor is our solar system.

      The battleground is galactic, at least.

      Perhaps much much beyond even that....

      How fortunate we are to have Q the Leader of Our Pack !

    3. It may be time for us to begin to consider storming the TV stations, to take over and control the narrative.....

      .....all need to fight The Evil all one can, each in his/her individual way.

      Together, we cannot be beaten !

    4. I call on you, Doug, to storm and take and control Hula TV.

    5. Most of the traditional news media seems to have played an active role in this effort against Trump. Given the effort to overthrow POTUS and undermine the legitimacy of our basic institutions, I think there is certainly room to consider extraordinary measures. The people/organizations involved in the coup are hostile and should be treated in an appropriate manner. To be sure, we do not have channels of communicating the nature of the crisis to the public – particularly with hostile media outlets propagandizing the general population. Let’s face it – the traditional news media despises most of the population and actively works against the domestic and international interests of the Republic. So POTUS needs to find a way forward that helps to resolve the problem (hostile news media) without undermining our commitment to expressive rights. The reckoning is near and we should all remember Trump’s declaration that the news media is the enemy of the American people. He was not kidding and we should expect appropriate actions in the near term. MAGA!

    6. The news media is the enemy of the American people !!!!

    7. Why are you WASTING time and energy WORRYING about President Trumps ability to pick the proper person for any position? Especially one as important as head of the CIA? All you have is surface skaters info and spin. He has EVERYTHING plus knowlege of his battle plan and the ability to size people up thats legendary. If you’re truly concerned than turn you’re worries over to God. Pray for POTUS. Pray for Gina. Pray for all the patriots willing to lay down their lives to defeat the EVIL determined to destroy us all.

    8. For my part, I have determined to offer my life if necessary in defense of Shannon Bream:

      Shannon Bream - Wikipedia
      Shannon Bream (born Shannon DePuy, c. 1970/1971) is an American journalist for the Fox News Channel. In 2017, Bream became the host of the prime time ...
      Occupation‎: ‎Television news anchor, ‎reporter‎, ... Education‎: ‎Liberty University‎; ‎Florida State Uni...
      Employer‎: ‎Fox Entertainment Group Spouse(s)‎: ‎Sheldon Bream
      ‎Biography · ‎Career

      so that truthful political reporting does not vanish from the surface of our Earth.

      I have emailed Shannon and offered myself as her bodyguard.

      I will guard her body.

      If she wishes to have me do so.

    9. I am also going to begin praying for Gina.

      We must defeat THE EVIL.

    10. Don't forget:

      Brennan is a muzzie !

    11. He was a commie, now a muzzie.

      That is the depth of EVIL we are dealing with....

    12. As for me, I refuse to melt down in the confrontation with it !