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Timelines matter

For me, the most serious issue in the entire 2016 scorched earth SPIN information war remains the corruption of top official U.S. intelligence and FBI decision-making based on politicized, spun information being fed to them by partisan sources.   From following the 8 years of the Obama administration’s use and abuse of government information, from the IRS scandal weaponizing processes to target right-wing political groups to Clinton-connected lawyers feeding op dirt information into the DOJ, State Department, and FBI, there were many disturbing actions reeking of weaponizing government information for partisan purposes.

At the same time, negative Clinton campaign dirt on Trump was being fed into official Obama administration channels, the FBI, reportedly, had two open criminal investigation into the Clintons – one was Hillary’s email investigation and the other was multiple field office investigations into the Clinton Foundation on pay-to-play corruption.

At top levels of the Obama administration, it seems to me, they wanted to grasp at any wisps of dirt on Trump and build it into treasonous “Russian collusion” and at the same time, bury and dismiss real evidence of grossly negligent handling of highly classified information and Clinton Foundation corruption.  The seeming two separate standards of justice disturbs me.

James Comey, former FBI director, to this day remains sketchy on explaining what he knew about the Steele dossier’s provenance.  Likewise, his explanation of his decision making in recommending no charges in the Clinton email investigation, back in July 2016, makes no sense.  Later still, with the DOJ IG report’s findings regarding the email investigation, Comey’s answers about the FBI leaking, for which the IG found Andrew McCabe, lacked candor and found Comey’s version more credible, don’t sit right with me.

Those McCabe leaks to the media were unauthorized and designed to counter leaks about the FBI investigation of Clinton Foundation pay-to-play corruption.  McCabe leaking was initiated to silence leaks coming out of the FBI’s NY field office  Those field office leaks dealt with the tens of thousands of Hillary State Dept. emails the FBI found on the Weiner family laptop, while investigating the Anthony Weiner texting scandal.

Comey’s actions juxtaposed to his explanations smell of deceit.  He went along with the Clinton spin effort in July of 2016 to bury the email investigation and his clumsy effort of reopening that investigation and doing a quickie investigation of the Weiner laptop, was just an effort to quell the leaks coming out about the Clinton Foundation corruption and Weiner laptop.  That quickie Weiner laptop investigation was just cover dressing for him to bury both FBI criminal investigations of the Clintons, and hopefully secure his position and standing with whom he believed would be his next boss – Hillary Clinton.

When he was fired, Comey led the media SPIN charge, by leaking FBI memos of notes (some reportedly containing classified information) that he typed up on FBI equipment, after his private meetings with President Trump.  He sent these memos to a friend, who leaked them to the media.  Later, after negative press about these memos, Comey declared that the friend, Daniel Richman, a former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, was his attorney.  This move seemed to be an attempt to tie a pretty bow on a stinking heap of corrupt Comey leaking, which was designed to create a media SPIN furor over Comey’s firing and create political pressure for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Trump and his campaign on “Russian collusion”.

However, it seems to me, that in understanding our domestic spin war timeline, we need to go back to its beginnings in the 90s,  and keep referring to notes from then to now.  Of course there’s Team Clinton vs Team GOP ( vast, right-wing conspiracy in Hillary’s view), but in the 2008 election Team Obama emerged too and while Team Obama and Team Clinton unite on most efforts to thwart Team GOP, on some others Team Obama tries to distance itself from Team Clinton.

In early 2016, it seems to me some of Team Obama at the top were all-in for Team Clinton, while others were less enthused and at various points with these two ongoing FBI criminal investigations of the Clintons, at the very top, President Obama and his inner-circle were debating whether to throw the Clintons to the FBI hands of justice and have Vice President, Joe Biden, enter the race or help the Clinton machine bury the FBI investigations.

I believe Bill Clinton directly pressured President Obama in 2015 to make the email scandal go away.  I believe that by the summer of 2016 and the email scandal still lingering, Bill Clinton was livid and I believe that is why he took matters into his own hands and orchestrated the tarmac meeting with Loretta Lynch directly, to set in motion the “for appearances sake only” 4th of July weekend FBI interview of Hillary and the orchestrated Clinton machine spin to be the end of the email investigation.

Comey decided to place his future in the hands of Team Clinton and he went along with Lynch’s corrupting the process, by refusing to recuse herself after the tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton, while abdicating her prosecutorial duties to Comey.  Nothing Comey said at that July press conference made sense – especially the part about how Hillary showed no intent to break the law.  He waxed on about “intent”.

Timelines matter to me, when trying to understand events.  Personal connections along those timelines help create a clearer picture, at least in my mind of the story.  James Comey plays clueless on what he knows about the provenance of the Steele dossier.  He also plays clueless on the provenance of the Clinton private server.

Bill Clinton had that server set up in their home in the summer of 2008, after Hillary suspended her 2008 campaign.

At the moment the Attorney General is putting together a team to look at the provenance of the Trump-Russia investigation.

I haven’t sorted out the Mueller report findings in my head yet and am still reading it and mulling over the information.

Andrew McCarthy can be relied on to give fact-based analysis of legal matters and he wrote another must-read piece, The FBI’s Trump-Russia Investigation Was Formally Opened on False Pretenses, at National Review today.

A line in McCarthy’s excellent piece stuck out at me, because it prodded something that’s been missing in the provenance of the Clinton email investigation too and it explains that “intent” issue James Comey says was absent.

I tweeted this tweet thread this morning:

Interesting: “Downer has a history with the Clintons that includes arranging a $25 million donation to the Clinton Foundation in 2006, when he was Australia’s foreign minister and then-senator Hillary Clinton was the favorite to become U.S. president in 2008.”

Here’s an interesting Clinton Foundation fact too, from the FBI Notes released in September of 2016. Justin Cooper, Bill Clinton’s aide/IT guy, told the FBI Bill Clinton’s personal email server was set up around June 2008.

10:07 AM – 6 May 2019

(Sorry the link didn’t copy – https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-documents-in-hillary-clinton-e-mail-investigation)

Bill Clinton was having a personal Clinton Foundation server installed in their home, as Hillary suspended her presidential campaign. She left the race over $22 million in debt.

She couldn’t do political fundraising as Sec of State. She merged her State Dept business with the Clinton Foundation business on the family personal email server. 🤨

Never fear, Hillary always finds a way to “power through it” 🧘‍♀️:

Timelines matter, they really do.

 

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My Twitter/Stitching Multitasking

Today, President Trump took to Twitter retweeting some far-right loon, who was banned from facebook, tweeting out a message for Kim Jong Un and praising Putin. The Kim Jong Un tweet rightfully evoked outrage and is disgraceful coming from a U.S. president:

Anything in this very interesting world is possible, but I believe that Kim Jong Un fully realizes the great economic potential of North Korea, & will do nothing to interfere or end it. He also knows that I am with him & does not want to break his promise to me. Deal will happen!

Quite a Saturday morning for a president who should be studying serious US policy issues and actions.  Instead, he was on Twitter trying to be the center of the news cycle and generating negative reactions from the mainstream media and Left.  He never learns and he never actually bothers to focus on anything other than promoting himself on social media and TV.

With President Trump, it’s always about his “popularity” and promoting his reality TV show presidency.  Seriously, he brags about how many “followers” he has on Twitter and perhaps, in the future, looking back on this time in our history,  Trump’s ascent to the highest office in the land will serve as a cautionary tale on the dangers of social media and Reality TV fame.

For the record, my Twitter following was at 51 this morning, so I’m destined to be unpopular and a voice in the wilderness on social media… which suits me fine.  Likewise, this blog is my lost in woods place where I just sit and write my observations.  I thank everyone, who stops by. Comments, even critical ones, are welcome (no profanity and name-calling, please).

After tweeting too much myself last night and this morning about the Clinton corruption, I decided it’s time to actually sit down and read through more of the Mueller report and take notes, like I did when reading through all of the released FBI Notes in 2016 on the Clinton email investigation.

I have been reading about Soviet propaganda since 1980, when I first became interested in this topic.  I had developed an interest in all things Russian in high school, having the luck to have a high school German teacher, who was a retired Army translator. He convinced the school administration to add Russian to our school’s foreign language offerings.  I studied German for 4 years and Russian for two years, but  have no knack for foreign languages.  Spending my adult life around the Army and being a frequent Army post library patron, I often happened upon Soviet-themed books.  My education is piecemeal at best and I am not an expert on anything, but I do know how to bake some pretty good cookies, lol.

Volume I of the Mueller report is filled with fascinating bits of information, but every time I see a redacted box labeled “Investigative Technique”, I experience a sense of disappointment, like I am deprived of the most fascinating aspect of this investigation.  Although, truth be told, I am totally clueless on technology and most of the cyber lingo, so probably wouldn’t understand most of those details anyway.

Took a photo of this report sitting it on my kids’ old rocking chair, where I have other books stacked.  The book, Legionary, which shows in the photo above the 9/11 Commission Report is one of my favorites – a sort of tongue -in-cheek “unofficial” Roman Soldier’s manual, filled with an amazing array of trivia and historical tidbits.  Page 6 has the Roman phrase, “conscribe te militem in legionibus. pervagare orbem terrarum. inveni terras externas. cognosce miros peregrinos. eviscera eos.”  (hope I copied that correctly)  The translation is, “Join the legions, see the world, travel to foreign parts, meet interesting and exotic people, and disembowel them.  I laughed out loud when I read that and it brought home to me that there is nothing new in the world  As a young soldier in 1980, I saw a poster that had a similar sentiment that is typical soldiers’ dark humor.  When I read this line, well, I was hooked.

Another odd habit of mine started in my early teens when, in a stack of hand-me-down paperbacks from my oldest sister, I acquired a beat-up copy of the Warren Commission Report. At this point in my life, after decades of pouring through “government reports”, I face new reports with dread, not eagerness to learn some fascinating tidbits.  Reading through the Mueller report is going to take me some time, as I have only read a few pages at a time and am still in Volume I.

This much I have gleaned Trump and his son, Don Jr. are not merely innocent victims of the Clinton smear campaign (which was real).  They were active players, embracing the Clinton spin and smear techniques, while trying to build their own smear merchant network of connections and media friends.  Trump operated the same sort of sleazy gutter politics as the Clintons.  He was massively under resourced compared to the deep-pockets of big donors the Clintons have, but he benefited from the Clintons’ own sleazy primary strategy (here and here) to get their media friends to promote the most extreme GOP candidates, in hopes of being able to employ Bill Clinton’s famous triangulation strategy.  Trump received billions of dollars in free media during the GOP primary, which elevated his profile and created the myth that Trump was  a “winner”.

However, the Mueller report, even in Volume I, which the media and Dems, pushing fevered impeachment dreams, skipped over in their rush to push obstruction of justice, indicates that Don Jr. was openly encouraging contacts with Wikileaks.  He was not a victim.  Wikileaks direct messaged Don. Jr. (page 60) and Don Jr. avidly direct messaged Wikileaks back seeking dirt on Hillary.  I stick to my original assessment since 2015 – Trump and Hillary are the same corrupt, mendacious, ruthless animal.  They will say or do anything to acquire prestige and power.  Neither is morally fit to be president.

I regret tweeting so much last night and this morning, but at least my time on Twitter wasn’t a total waste.  I started another plastic canvas needlepoint tissue box cover and managed to get one side done (photo at the top) and started the 2nd side.  I stitched as I followed Twitter.   This pattern is called In-the-Pink Zinnias, from an old plastic canvas leaflet:

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Gloomy spin forecast ahead…

Friendly warning: This post is another warning about our scorched earth spin information war. In light of the Mueller report, not saving America from the spin war, I just felt like repeating my warning.

The endless semantical musical chairs word game has frustrated me about American presidential politics since the advent of sophisticated spin operations began in the 90s.  This same word game still frustrates me today.  Perhaps my frustration stems from a childhood spent struggling not to stutter, struggling to spit out words, but most of  all, devoting hours  upon hours, reading the dictionary.  I practiced trying to learn how to pronounce words and I practiced trying to remember what words mean.  Of course, many words have multiple meanings, but with the spin word games, most of the effort is to redefine the truth, using slippery language to manipulate people into believing bold-faced lies.

Spin is mostly bold-faced lies, deliberately used to dupe the American people. 

That’s the truth.

Sure, we all know politicians aren’t noted for their candor and truthfulness, but spin operations are mass media driven efforts to drive and control public opinion in America.   Mass media serves as the battlefield for the cultural war in America.  It’s doubtful that most politicians and the media, who serve as the foot soldiers battling forth in the spin war, even really realize they are fighting in an information war to control public opinion in America.  The entire spin war runs counter to American free speech principles and assures corruption of all who engage in it.  When you begin to go along with using “spin” to win, you’ve bought into deliberately manipulating Americans, deliberately spreading carefully crafted political messaging and deliberately working to confuse the meaning of words (mass media propaganda brainwashing operations). You’ve bought into deliberately spreading lies.

If you embrace spin information warfare, you are embracing a march toward authoritarianism.

Winning the spin war is to control public opinion in America via sophisticated control of mass media messaging (winning the spin cycles).

The Left has owned the spin cycles in America since the 90s.

The Right relied on Fox News, talk radio, online forums and formats, but the Left controlled all of the mainstream media avenues in America.

I feel like a broken record repeating this, but American liberty depends on Americans, especially our leaders, understanding the dangers posed to American liberty by this endless spin information war.  America is not only politically divided, but due to the effects of non-stop, scorched earth spin information warfare blazing across American media 24/7, it’s becoming more and more difficult to keep track of the spin, keep track of the corrections, keep track of which parts of reports were true, which parts were debunked and frankly, the amounts of spin starts destroying our ability to figure out the truth.

If you watch MSNBC and CNN, you live in one hermetically sealed spin bubble.  If you watch FOX, you live in a different hermetically sealed spin bubble.  Much of what is reported, as objective news, inside either spin bubble is obviously biased, but the real insidiousness of spin comes with the pundits in these bubbles, who tirelessly spew out carefully crafted spin messaging, to herd and corral their viewers into remaining loyal, rabid partisans.

Before Trump, the Left was winning the larger cultural war, and had owned the spin war for decades, afterall, they have dibs of being referred to as “the mainstream media”, while Fox news was dismissed as “Faux news” and talk radio was cast as the home of “dangerous, right-wing militia types, who should be regulated by the government”.

Trump broke through the Left’s control of the spin in America and he did it by learning how to emulate the Clinton spin messaging tactics.  He doesn’t have as sophisticated of a spin messaging strategy as Bill Clinton and his spin gurus, but Trump operates as a spin guerilla.  He mastered rapid spin attacks that disrupt the Left’s carefully crafted spin attacks and his guerilla spin attacks often win the spin cycle (OODA loops).

Trump followers are just like Clinton followers and Obama followers.  They buy into the spin of the leader.  They repeat the leader’s spin.  They become emotionally invested in the leader’s spin messaging.  Trump just like the Clintons and Obama relies on spin messaging to keep his following.  They are all dedicated to deliberately lying to the American people to advance, first themselves, and second their political agenda.

None of them has any respect and reverence for speaking the truth.

None of them will save America from the reckoning that will come at the end of our scorched earth spin war.

All three camps – Trump, the Clintons and Obama were engaged in corrupt activities to win the spin in 2016

That’s the truth.

All three camps, with their media spin operators, are still engaged in corrupt spin messaging operations to cover-up their corrupt activities to win the spin in 2016.

That’s the truth, too.

With American partisans entrenched in spin operations, it’s paramount for America’s leaders to recognize that SPIN info war is more of a threat to America than any one political leader or political party.  Spin information war leaves America wide open to hostile foreign information warfare attacks.  We have no means to protect ourselves from insidious foreign mass media efforts to fuel divides in America, when our American media is engaged running domestic partisan spin war operations.

At the end of a scorched earth spin information war, America will be a totally balkanized country, easily defeated by hostile foreign organized sophisticated information warfare operations, and we could fall sway to abandoning large chunks of our liberty, out of mass panics incited by spin operations (both domestic or hostile foreign ops).

Stopping this scorched earth spin information war, that is tearing the soul of America apart, remains vital to American liberty and to America’s future as a constitutional republic.

Quite a gloomy prediction, here, but never fear, everyone in America can fight against spin info war – just stop buying into the politicians and media spin messaging efforts, start thinking for yourself and look for the truth.  Sure, for some partisans, who have become mind-numbed spin robots repeating their side’s spin for many years, the spin detox might take a bit longer… almost like leaving a cult, but for most Americans, it shouldn’t be that hard to break free of the spin.

Start thinking for yourself, instead of relying on other people to think for you.

Be a rebel against spin…

Have a good day, lol.

 

 

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“Reading the report” seems like sound advice

Well, in 24 hours from now the Mueller report will have been released and rapidly dissected by partisans (especially those in the media charading as objective journalists), it will have been churned over on TV news for many hours, it will have been read and dissected in hastily prepared written pieces and of course, on Twitter it will have been spun continuously for almost an entire day.  In the Twitter universe, that’s enough time for several complete spin cycles to launch, peak, be upended by a competing spin narrative, so who knows what the smart takes will be by this time in the wee hours of Friday morning.

Where would American politics be without the Twitter political forum to spin the news for us…

How people view Trump/Russian collusion probably rests on, not just partisanship, but on what parts of the past two years worth of spin people believe. In fact, many anti-Trump people, especially those who follow the anti-Trump media and believe it, will walk away believing Trump got away with being a Russian agent, no matter what facts the Mueller report finds.

On the Left, many anti-Trumpers have bought into the mountains of anti-Trump spin, which were rapidly spun by the mainstream media, before going down in flames within 24-48 hours, as the stories fell apart.  Many people ran with the pants on fire initial reporting and never paid attention to the debunking of those stories.

On the Right, many of the MAGA Trump followers believe all of the Trump and Fox News spin, which casts Trump as the perennial victim of dastardly Leftists.  These people ignore facts, whenever they get in the way of Trump as the victim spin and they conveniently disregard all the disturbing Trump behavior, like the petty name-calling, the impulsive policy shifts that leave his own staff scrambling to figure out what he meant, his fawning over the world’s despots and his  relentless lying.

My prediction is that not much will change in this entrenched domestic spin information war.  Each side will pick and choose bits and pieces to bolster their spin narrative and each side will disregard any parts in the report that don’t bolster their beliefs about Trump/Russian collusion.

I won’t be watching TV news, or be on Twitter or blogging tomorrow… but I might start reading the report, well maybe.  I am busy working on my cross-stitch lately.

Finished the Russian dolls piece – cute.  Sorry for the crooked picture, but I really am terrible at taking photos and even worse at trying to edit them (psst, I put in a corrected photo, because I noticed in rotating the photo thing, I had flipped the sides of the photo – the little Cossack is on the left, not the right):

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Finished stitching another one of those small, tedious Spring kits:

I also have a bunch of Christmas clearance cross-stitch kits too, so I started a Christmas bunny kit the other day.  Still have some back-stitching to do to finish it.  I hate stitching on the 18 count Aida cloth that comes in these kits, because even with my magnifying lamp and my glasses, it’s a struggle for me to count the squares:

I also started stitching another small kit that I bought last summer when my husband was in the hospital.  I took a trip to a Joann’s store to get a break from the hospital… and bought two more cross-stitch kits.

I love bunnies, btw… So, I have two more of these bunny Christmas kits with different bunny pictures…

And I have this Liberty Bell project too, but that one’s a struggle trying to work on with all the interruptions here, when my husband needs help getting to the bathroom, needs his meals, etc.  These small projects are easy to pick up and stitch a bit, throughout the day.

Yes, it’s probably better to plan for small doses of news today and plan on “reading the actual report”.   Most of the media blathering on won’t read the report, but they will be touted as having the smart takes on it.

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Another lamentation about our Spin Information War

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This post is just another lament about our endless spin information war, that’s tearing America apart.  There’s nothing new in this post, but it’s what’s on my mind this morning.

Living in a culture where the information we receive is controlled by mass media generated spin information warriors, waging full-throated media battles over words, truly decimates critical thinking skills.   It also totally corrupts the people who engage in this spin war.

Yesterday, during Congressional testimony attorney general, Bill Barr, uttered the word “spying”, referring to the, well, spying, on the Trump campaign, that took place in 2016, during the midst of a presidential race.  Barr stated a team is investigating, to determine if the surveillance of the Trump campaign was predicated on sound intelligence and established policies.

A “mainstream” (liberal) media and Dem politician outrage spin cycle erupted over Barr’s use of the word spying.  Along with the demands that Barr recant, the mainstream media, along with many Dem. politicians, began a media character assassination effort to destroy Barr.  They are out to destroy Barr’s personal credibility and preemptively discredit any negative findings that may emerge.

The Dems and mainstream media engage in these orchestrated character assassination efforts, to personally destroy anyone, whom they deem a heretic, based on something that person said that challenges their control of the media spin or the political threat they feel that person represents.

It wasn’t enough to express disagreement with Barr’s use of the word spying, instead the Dems and mainstream media launched an all-out smear effort to discredit Barr, so that whatever facts that might emerge from this investigation of spying on the Trump campaign will be rejected by the mainstream media and denounced as a partisan witch hunt… again.

Trump borrowed the Clinton spin information warfare tactics, except he does not rely on political operatives to hone his spin messaging and to disseminate it to the media for amplification.  Trump crafts his own spin messaging and engages with the mainstream media and Dem spinners directly, with his one-man show ad hominem attacks on Twitter or impromptu press skirmishes.

Despite its lack of sophistication, Trump’s spin word games do corrupt people, just as much as the Dems’ carefully crafted deceptive word games do.

All sense of decency and proportionality in reactions fly out the window in spin information warfare, where grossly misleading and downright dishonest information control the information battlefield (our American media platforms).

Spin is a ruthless mass media information warfare strategy.  That is the truth.

Spin corrupts, not only our politics, with the incendiary word battles 24/7, it corrupts everyone who participates in it.

The mainstream media and Dems want to destroy Barr’s credibility, to preemptively neutralize any negative findings the team investigating the spying on the Trump campaign may uncover.

Stepping back from the legalisms, here’s the reality check on spin and those who embrace using spin information warfare – spin corrupts everyone.

Spin distorts perceptions, it deliberately shades the truth in deceptive language and calculated word games.

Spin radicalizes people into hostile partisan camps.

Spin is designed to divide our country into seething enemy camps.

While Trump’s spin tactics lack the verbal sophistication of the Dem’s  and media’s carefully crafted messaging, it does serve to often hijack the spin cycle and dominate the spin battlefield.  Who can control the spin is all that “winning” is in America politics.

Spin information warfare is antithetical to American free speech principles.

The more spin messaging you listen to, the more it clouds rational thinking.  By design, spin messaging is meant to incite people, to push people to buy into rushed, prepackaged spin judgments and most ominous, it repetitively repeats politically packaged slogans and rhetoric (mass media brainwashing).

All of those who engage in waging spin information warfare and,  even those who listen to it, become corrupted.

Spin corrupts people and it clouds rational thinking. 

Spin information warfare incites people to become reactionary thinkers and to make rushed judgments.

That is the truth.

Spin information warfare sows the seeds of American division and partisan hatred.

That is the truth.

I’ve said all of this so many times, but I felt like saying it again this morning.  I’ll be spending some time today on stitching away on the cute Russian dolls cross-stitch piece.

It’s a waste of time even writing about spin information war, when our political class, both left and right, and our media  refuse to even recognize they are participating in a dangerous form of mass media information war, designed to tear America apart.

We are sowing the seeds of our own destruction.

#StopTheSpinInformationWar

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Trumpers grasp fevered spin dreams, again

The Trump-spinners went into overdrive last night based on this news bit:

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a team to investigate how the Russia investigation and other counterintelligence probes began, a U.S. official told CBS News. Barr said in a Congressional hearing Tuesday that he is “reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016.”

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/william-barr-has-team-reviewing-how-investigation-started-official-says/

The DOJ also has an ongoing investigation into 2016 happenings and there’s still the ongoing DOJ-appointed Huber investigation looking into the FBI’s conduct investigating the Trump campaign during 2016.  The Mueller report should have covered all of the Dems claims of Trump campaign corruption in 2016.

The truth is both campaigns were very corrupt and that’s the fact none of the partisans want to face.  The FBI had two criminal investigations of the Clintons in 2016.  The email scandal has always been cast as “Hillary’s homebrew server”, but the truth is Hillary never set up a homebrew server in her home.  Bill Clinton had that private server set up in their home, as his Clinton Foundation server.

The server scandal focused on Hillary failing to turn over State Department emails and keeping them on the private server in their home.  Why she decided to meld  all of her State Department emails onto their private Clinton Foundation server has never been answered.

All of her so-called private emails of yoga schedules and wedding plans glossed over the fact that there had to be Bill Clinton foundation emails on that server, because that’s why HE had that private server set up in their home.  Once Hillary was Secretary of State, she and Huma Abedin had private emails accounts on that server.  Huma Abedin was involved in orchestrating a server upgrade and Huma recommended the Clinton campaign IT guy, Pagliano, to work with Bill Clinton’s IT guy, Cooper, to  set-up an upgraded server.

All of these server details matter, because in the fall of 2016 , news came to light that several FBI field offices were investigating the Clinton Foundation for pay-to-play corruption.  Details of what they were looking at matter too, because if it was the foundation’s foreign big money donations and Hillary was ensconced running the State Department, wouldn’t it be interesting to know if there was private foundation email correspondence back and forth between Abedin and Hillary with Bill Clinton or other Clinton Foundation peeps, capitalizing on the State Department info?  Kind of a cozy relationship the Clintons’ set-up there with that personal foundation server in their home…

And the real question remains, why on earth wasn’t the FBI looking into that server in connection with the Clinton Foundation criminal investigations?  

Yoga schedules, indeed…

While it’s good that the new AG, Bill Barr, is looking into all of this, my prediction is no one in the Clinton campaign or Obama administration will ever be held accountable for 2016 corruption.  I believe the corruption went all the way to the top – to President Obama, based on a Lisa Page text with her lover, Peter Strzok, where she mentioned that the POTUS wanted to be kept updated about the Trump investigations.  The Bill Clinton-orchestrated meeting with Loretta Lynch, leads me to wonder if she had direct communications with President Obama about how to deal with the media fall-out about that meeting.  The top people in the Obama administration weren’t acting independently.

The President Obama corruption is why nothing came of the Hillary email investigation.  The released FBI notes of Huma Abedin’s FBI interview in 2016, indicate that the FBI had a classified President Obama email, which he sent using a private google email account with an alias, to Hillary at her unsecured private server email address…  Top Obama officials, including President Obama, were very careless at handling classified information, not just Hillary.  And that is why nothing was ever going to happen to Hillary.

The same is true for this investigation into the FBI handling of the 2016 investigations into the Trump campaign.   Comey and McCabe weren’t acting alone in these machinations to investigate the Trump campaign.  You can be sure Loretta Lynch and top DOJ officials were part of all of these decisions and actions and you can be sure that President Obama was being kept abreast of every move.

I always think back to this odd August 2015 photo of Bill Clinton and President Obama golfing at Martha’s Vineyard, where Bill Clinton, Obama and old Clinton-fixer, Vernon Jordan, were hitting the links.  The email scandal broke in March 2015 and by August 2015, the story was sucking oxygen out of Hillary’s presidential run.  Bill Clinton wanted that investigation buried and I am sure he dealt with that, one-on-one with President Obama.  By the summer of 2016, and that email investigation still being a weight dragging down Hillary’s campaign, Bill Clinton must have been livid.  And all throughout this media spin storm about Hillary’s emails before the Dem convention, there was Joe Biden in the background, dithering on about whether he was going to enter the race to unite the party.  At the top of the Democratic Party (Obama-level), there had to be a lot of calculations and discussions going on about these FBI criminal investigations of the Clintons and how to deal with the Clintons.

Fox News spinners may be bellowing on about FBI, Clinton and Obama corruption in 2016, but these Trump spin-fever dreams, that someone will be held accountable for the 2016 corruption, will end up being only wishful thinking, I suspect.   Hillary isn’t the only one above the law in America.  The 2016 Dem corruption reaches to two former presidents, Obama and Clinton, whom the American media complex will move heaven and earth to run 24/7 spin damage control operations.

There is no way truth stands a chance against the power of their media spin forces.

 

 

 

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In search of Dem Spin trail of breadcrumbs

Jot this tweet down under tantalizing speculation, as we await more information on the bizarre dropping of all charges against the actor, Jussie Smollett, who was accused of faking being the victim of a hate crime:

None of this is normal—even for Crook County where I was an Assistant State’s Attorney. Educated guess: this hoax implicated someone very important who had pull with the State’s Attorney, and who very badly did not want to be implicated.

Media reports mention Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff as contacting the Cook County State’s Attorney:

“Chicago’s police union has demanded an investigation into Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx her text messages with Jussie Smollett’s family friends.

Before recusing herself from the case in mid-February, Foxx exchanged texts with Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, a close friend of the Smollett family.

Tchen, 63, sent a text to Foxx three days after Smollett, an actor on television’s “Empire,” claimed he was the victim of a hate crime, saying that she wanted to set up a phone call to discuss the case.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/police-union-wants-investigation-into-prosecutor-who-exchanged-texts-with-former-michelle-obama-chief-of-staff-on-jussie-smollett-case

In dropping the case,  Smollett’s public service was cited as justification, so it’s interesting that Chicago political heavy hitter, Jesse Jackson, came to bat for Smollett:

“Jussie Smollettlogged a total of 18 hours of community service over 2 days — with Jesse Jackson‘s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition — and that was enough to satisfy prosecutors in Chicago.

Honchos at Rainbow PUSH — a civil and human rights organization — tell us, Jussie volunteered for the first time Saturday, putting in 8 hours from 10 AM  to 6 PM. He just completed another 10 hours on Monday.

We’re told Jussie’s “service” included stuffing membership envelopes, working in the group’s bookstore to sell merchandise … and critiquing its Saturday broadcast. We’re told he helped them with camera angles, and also worked with the music director on a plan to build the choir.”

https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/26/jussie-smollett-community-service-rainbow-push-jesse-jackson-charges-dropped/

A key fact in the initial reporting was Smollett’s allegation of being attacked centered on his attackers being MAGA hat-wearing thugs, which turned this story into another massive media anti-Trump spin effort.  Don’t know about this case implicating “someone very important” specifically, but obviously Smollett has connections to some pretty powerful Chicago political players… with a former Obama aide and Jesse Jackson going to bat for Smollett.

This situation should go in the “stay tuned” file, for sure, as we try to track down the trail of breadcrumbs left by Dem spin operatives and fixers …

Some Added Thoughts:

This Smollett, dare I use the term, “narrative” smells so much like other Dem SPIN narratives meant to smear Trump and his supporters, that one wonder if Smollett wrote this script alone or if he was collaborating with some  professional Dem SPIN writers?

Here’s a Feb 18, 2019, CBS report:

“Sources said the brothers are now cooperating with police.

Smollett has said two men attacked him while he was walking home around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29. He claimed they yelled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him, poured a chemical on him and put a rope around his neck.

Sources told CBS 2 News that Smollett paid the two men $3,500 to stage the attack in Streeterville. The brothers, seen on surveillance video near the scene of the alleged attack, told investigators Smollett directed them to buy the rope used in the incident, and paid for the purchase at Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in Ravenswood days before the incident.

The brothers, who were questioned by police last week before being released, were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return.

They left for Nigeria later in the day on Jan. 29, after the attack.

Sources said one of the brothers held the rope and poured bleach while the other wore a plain red hat and yelled slurs at Smollett.

The sources say the red hat was bought at an Uptown beauty supply store and that the attack was supposed to happen before Jan. 29. The brothers told detectives the three men rehearsed the attack days prior to it happening.

All three men rehearsed their plan just days before everything played out.”

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/02/18/jussie-smollett-case-investigation-alleged-attack-brothers-released/

There was a rehearsal, professional actor, stage props purchased days before the attack, which makes one wonder if Smollett wrote this script alone or if he had assistance?  Was Smollett the sole creator of this MAGA SPIN hoax or was he just the actor recruited to play the lead role?

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