Do you suffer from anxiety that an intruder may be hiding in your room?
You are not alone.
My neighbor’s 4-year-old has been learning Spanish since lockdown.
He still can't say "please" though, which I think is poor for four.
Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm
Calling for a more measured way to express opposition to police brutality, critics slammed demonstrators Thursday for recklessly looting businesses without forming a private equity firm first. “Look, we all have the right to protest, but that doesn’t mean you can just rush in and destroy any business without gathering a group of clandestine investors to purchase it at a severely reduced price and slowly bleed it to death,” said one commenter, echoing the sentiments of detractors nationwide who blasted the demonstrators for not hiring a consultant group to take stock of a struggling company’s assets before plundering.
“I understand that people are angry, but they shouldn’t just endanger businesses without even a thought to enriching themselves through leveraged buyouts and across-the-board terminations. It’s disgusting to put workers at risk by looting. You do it by chipping away at their health benefits and eventually laying them off. There’s a right way and wrong way to do this.”
Yesterday my husband thought he saw a cockroach in the kitchen. He sprayed everything down and cleaned thoroughly.
Today I’m putting a cockroach in the bathroom.
Due to the refraction of the light rays, shooting fish in a barrel isn't really so easy.
Not true for the second shot, though after the water has run out of the barrel because of the hole made by the first shot.
Shooting dead fish in a barrel really is easy. Stupid, but easy.
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Top 20 most scandalous facts about the Russia hoax
1) There Was No Collusion
There was never any collusion between Trump and Russia, and even those perpetuating this treasonous coup attempt knew that from the beginning.
Even the NY Times admitted early on that the evidence didn’t add up. Even the Washington Post eventually acknowledged that the left’s phony attempts to defend the conspiracy theory held no water. Even those who promoted the narrative most aggressively eventually admitted it is “likely false.”
And the FBI’s own internal documents prove the dossier was composed entirely of outright falsehoods, unverifiable gossip, or common knowledge background information that was already publicly available when the dossier was created.
2) There Was No Obstruction
President Trump exercising his absolute and unconditional authority under the Constitution to appoint, remove, or pardon any FBI Director for any reason cannot be legally construed as “obstruction of justice.” Especially since the official being fired in this case, FBI Director James Comey, was guilty of such egregious and well-documented corruption, dishonesty, and incompetence.
Additionally, even the Mueller Report acknowledged that FBI Director Comey’s abuses of power were impeding President Trump’s “ability to manage domestic and foreign affairs” (pg. 255), that Trump fired Comey knowing that his removal would prolong the investigation (pg. 4, 5), and that firing Comey was not “designed to cover up a conspiracy” of any kind (pg. 256).
Furthermore, the DOJ’s own stated position on this (and Comey’s) has always been that “the FBI Director is removable at the will of the President” and that “no statute purports to restrict” it. The president’s discretion on which investigations or prosecutions to allow under the Constitution is also unmistakably absolute.
The Mueller Report also acknowledged that President Trump’s actions were “facially lawful” (pg. 320), that he in no way “directed or aided [attorney Michael] Cohen’s false testimony” (pg. 316), and that he wasn’t “involved in an underlying crime” of any kind (pg. 321). Trump did everything out in the open (the opposite of how someone trying to commit obstruction acts), never asserted executive privilege, and freely offered up more than a million pages of documents.
3) It Was A Bought-And-Paid-For Hoax
Democrats literally purchased this phony election-year scandal. Concocted by a communist Obama subversive at the CIA, John Brennan, the plot was to peddle DNC-funded misinformation from Hillary’s campaign as legitimate intelligence and to hire a corrupt, Trump-hating British spy (Christopher Steele) to manufacture foreign evidence to make it look valid. Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson pleaded the 5th to avoid criminal prosecution for his involvement in this scam.
Intelligence officials were warned well in advance that Steele was a discredited fraud and knew his absurd claims could never be used in court (they fired him while falsely pretending not to base their entire ‘investigation’ on him). But the point was to sabotage Trump’s election and presidency, not to convict him, so legitimacy didn’t matter.
They were even caught colluding with Putin’s closest advisers to try and legitimize this hoax. And the more it fell apart, the more desperate and absurd their conspiracy theories became.
4) Obama’s Politicized FBI
Obama’s FBI lied to a federal judge, selectively edited and falsified documents, withheld crucial evidence, and illegally spied on Trump to frame him. These crimes were confirmed long ago by a federal judge, but “journalists” responded with a near-total media blackout.
The IG report found that FBI agent Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page acted as “biased” partisan activists taking “official action to impact a presidential candidate’s electoral process.” As Obama loosened the rules on sharing classified information, his agencies illegally unmasked officials and leaked their classified conversations with Russians to the press, deliberately compromising national defense to create the appearance of collusion.
The Obama administration laundered the fake dossier through official channels and reproduced it as legitimate intelligence to make it look real, while also leaking raw intelligence reports containing nothing but uncorroborated speculation and gossip to the press.
It staged fake, wildly misleading encounters between Trump aides and foreign spies overseas to manufacture the appearance of collusion and entrap them, and then illegally leaked that to the press as well, to justify launching the hoax. They did all of this while also illegally manipulating documents to falsely exonerate Hillary in a shockingly brazen crime spree that is approximately a thousand times worse than Watergate.
Some were counting on Hillary to win so she could cover up their prior misconduct on her behalf. But as Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s wife (who worked for Fusion GPS) put it when openly acknowledging her own attempts to frame and destroy Trump’s wife and children…most were committing these felonies simply “because [they] favored Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate.”
And when it all fell apart, they responded by illegally doctoring and burying the evidence, pretending that the outcome was inconclusive instead of complete vindication (zero evidence means exoneration in an ‘innocent till proven guilty’ system of law), and by dishonestly implying obstruction of justice without actually making the accusation.
5) The Actual Collusion Was From Democrats
Robert Mueller, who was nominated for U.S. attorney by Bill Clinton and supported for FBI Director by Barack Obama (and who had a long ‘history of illicitly targeting innocent people’), assembled a biased team of power–abusing “investigators” (13 Democrats and 0 Republicans) to frame and destroy Trump. It was composed entirely of partisan Democrat hacks who attended Hillary’s “victory” party, worked for Hillary, represented her in legal battles, and were on the record plotting to rig the election against Trump.
Granted, finding objective professionals to investigate political controversies can be difficult when almost every political donation made by DOJ employees is to Democrats. But Mueller went out of his way to select the most corrupt and lawless partisan extremists. One member of his team was even singled out in 2014 and condemned by a federal judge for “intentional, serious” misconduct.
Working closely with Mueller to destroy President Trump from every conceivable direction simultaneously and overthrow the election were:
⦁ Rep. Adam B. Schiff, whose role in this conspiracy was to back up whatever erroneous claims the FBI made against President Trump, even to the point of blatantly and deliberately lying about there being “direct evidence” of collusion.
⦁ Τhe U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, led by a Chuck Schumer loyalist whose incredibly partisan Democrat boss was fired by Trump, headed up the assault on Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen.
⦁ New York Attorney and vindictive partisan Democrat General Barbara D. Underwood (whose Hillary-advisor boss had to resign) was put in charge of destroying President Trump’s businesses and family.
⦁ New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, which is run by hysterically left-wing Trump Derangement Syndrome poster-child Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
⦁ Partisan Democrat and Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, who is tasked with destroying President Trump’s businesses in the D.C. area.
⦁ Clinton crony and discredited liar Lanny Davis, who advocated to overthrow President Trump based on the 25th Amendment (another scandalously criminal coup attempt that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein conspired to implement, and then lied about) and admitted to enabling the erroneous 2016 Russia-Trump Tower smear.
⦁ Sleazy, incompetent “creepy porn lawyer” Michael Avenatti.
⦁ The Constitution-trampling leftist ideologues at the ACLU, who frivolously sued Trump over 100 separate times just in his first 10 months in office.
⦁ Feinstein staffer Daniel Jones, who raised $50 million from wealthy donors to investigate Trump-Russia connections and hired the manufacturers of the fake dossier.
6) There Was Never Any Evidence
FBI Director Comey admitted there was no evidence when the investigation began (which means it was illegal to launch it in the first place), and that there was still no evidence again a year later when Mueller was appointed. Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed this as well. But Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein still vengefully retaliated against Comey’s firing (as did McCabe) by appointing long-time Comey friend Robert Mueller to start a completely fraudulent investigation based on literally nothing.
And as the false collusion narrative increasingly fell apart, Mueller escalated his targeting of Trump associates rather than re-examining his premise (like a professional, objective law enforcement official following the evidence would do), and vindictively targeted anyone close to him with unprecedented Constitution-shredding abuses of power, under the guise of prosecuting completely unrelated and often fabricated “process crimes.”
7) Roger Stone Railroaded For Jaywalking
After coordinating with CNN (which CNN tried to lie about) to be there for a fully militarized SWAT team raid on this elderly man in his pajamas with automatic weapons on live TV (which CNN dishonestly tried to spin as the FBI having politely ‘knocked on the door’…despite CNN itself having already admitted that it was a highly unusual show of brute force never used on white collar ‘criminals’), all the FBI had to charge him with was obscure financial crimes related to his own private business practices from years before.
Mueller also tried to terrorize journalist Jerome Corsi into a false confession (even targeting and frightening his stepson) to weaponize it against Stone. Mueller’s indictment of Stone actually proved even further that there was zero collusion with Russia (from anyone other than Democrats). His conviction by an openly biased jury for made-up “process crimes” got him a harsher sentence than what is given to child pornographers, rapists, and murderers.
8) Michael Cohen Railroaded For Jaywalking
Even the Washington Post admitted he was blatantly falsely accused by the fake DNC-funded dossier. So he was sentenced to three years in prison for something completely unrelated that isn’t even a crime, which occurred long before Trump was even a candidate.
9) Carter Page Falsely Targeted With Gestapo Tactics
Even the FBI admitted its spying on this Trump administration official was completely illegal from the beginning. They intentionally misrepresented the discredited dossier as “verified” and erroneously smeared him as a Russian spy to obtain an invalid warrant and spy on Trump’s campaign. The FBI continued trying to frame him for long after it was clear the collusion narrative was a deliberately staged fraud. This criminal abuse of power was so egregious that the FISA court banned those who requested the illegal wiretaps from ever filing another request.
10) Michael Flynn Railroaded for Jaywalking
The FBI illegally leaked classified conversations between Flynn and Russian officials to create the appearance of collusion. They framed him even after having already acknowledged that he did nothing wrong and officially clearing him of any wrongdoing. They are on the record devising ways to “get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired.”
They hid critical evidence that proved his innocence, blackmailed him by threatening to destroy his family, and invented a phony violation of an obscure 1799 law called the Logan Act (which we now have proof didn’t even happen), to falsely railroad him to prison. Discredited Mueller hack Peter “insurance policy” Strzok, who was demoted over his humiliating misconduct and openly unprofessional partisanship, oversaw this travesty of justice.
It was so clear to all involved that what they were doing was both illegal and immoral that Obama ordered National Security Adviser Susan Rice to write herself memos repeatedly insisting that she had told everyone to conduct themselves “by the book” in case they were ever investigated.
And even when the DOJ dropped its case, the corrupt Clinton-appointed hack who helped frame Flynn in the first place contradicted his own rulings to pretend away the proof, committed an unprecedented abuse of power to continue dragging out this obscenely unjust lawlessness, and had to be ordered by an appeals court judge to stop stalling and rule on the motion to dismiss the case.
11) Obama Was The Ringleader
These crimes, as well as everything the FBI did to falsely exonerate Hillary, all happened with Obama’s direct knowledge and supervision, on his orders. This should surprise no one considering the ACORN president’s long history of politicizing and weaponizing government for partisan gain. It also happened with FBI Director Comey and Deputy FBI Director McCabe bragging about working around Trump’s White House legal counsel and misinforming and manipulating Flynn out of his right to an attorney.
The collapse of the Flynn case exposed critical evidence proving that the entire Russia collusion hoax was a staged, treasonous fraud from the beginning. Much like Democrats using the DOJ to steal the Senate in 2008 (by withholding exculpatory evidence from Senator Ted Stevens and lying to the jury), and them stealing Roy Moore’s Alabama Senate seat by fabricating scandalous misinformation against him (they also orchestrated fake Russian ‘bots’ to look like they were helping him), this was about silencing their opponents with phony power-grabbing scams.
12) Paul Manafort Railroaded For Jaywalking
Mueller interrogated Manafort more than a dozen times, and after still finding nothing to prop up the left’s fake Russia-Trump conspiracy theory (which is unsurprising considering Manafort’s entire career revolved around hurting Russia rather than helping it), he manufactured frivolous irrelevancies to charge him with regarding his own private business dealings from long before. Never mind the fact that the FBI was repeatedly warned that the evidence being used to destroy him was a debunked fraud.
He literally used outright torture (23 hours per day of solitary confinement—an extreme short-term measure reserved for the most violent and dangerous criminals) to coerce a false confession out of Manafort, in open defiance of the 8th Amendment, just as they did to Maria Butina (the claustrophobic Russian who ‘confessed’ after being repeatedly tortured in this way).
The FBI then interrogated him nine more times trying to brow-beat him into saying something that would hurt President Trump. Meanwhile, the rabidly partisan and vindictive tyrants at the New York attorney general’s office simultaneously filed charges against Manafort not because they were in any way warranted under the law, but merely to ensure he ended up in prison even if pardoned.
13) Lives Destroyed, Rampant FBI Crimes Still Ignored
All of these individuals and more were relentlessly smeared, framed, persecuted, and bankrupted by the Democrat lynch mob and their FBI accomplices on incredibly flimsy or even fabricated evidence to harm Trump. Meanwhile, those FBI and DOJ officials who committed even the most egregious crimes and abuses of power in trying to frame Trump remain completely untouched by the legal system to this day.
Even those officials who were caught doctoring and destroying evidence were not charged. Even those who rigged the investigation into Hillary’s emails, even those who were repeatedly caught blatantly lying at every turn, even those who violated bribery and fraud statutes and openly admitted to committing major felonies…none were ever prosecuted.
When FBI Director Comey was fired for lying to President Trump about being under investigation and for withholding critical information to help frame him (as well as for lying about the law and usurping the Attorney General in falsely exonerating Hillary), he illegally stole, leaked, and later destroyed even more unauthorized government documents to hurt Trump. He faces zero consequences to this day.
Lisa Page, the former Clinton intern, and Democrat donor and activist (the one who describes Republican voters as ‘retarded,’ ‘the crazies,’ and ‘ignorant hillbillies’ who ‘smell.’) entrusted to impartially investigate Hillary and Trump, who was then caught red-handed colluding with her married boyfriend to frame Trump and falsely exonerate Hillary…even she was never indicted.
This was despite admitting under oath that there was never a single shred of evidence of collusion to begin with. For more on the FBI’s unhinged culture of corruption, see the FBI analyst who was sentenced to prison for illegally hacking a political enemy to protect Mueller.
14) Brazen Hypocrisy
Much like how Democrats were caught on video bragging about blackmailing Ukraine before falsely accusing President Trump of doing the same thing and impeaching him for what only they actually did (thereby imposing yet another glaringly ludicrous double–standard)…Hillary and other Democrats have been repeatedly caught colluding with Russia at America’s expense for personal gain while staging the Russia collusion hoax against Trump.
This is even beyond the colluding they did with Russia to erroneously frame Trump. They were even repeatedly caught illegally selling U.S. foreign policy to the highest bidder through the Clinton Foundation. And despite all of this well-documented back-stabbing disloyalty and treason, they all face zero consequences.
15) Jaw-Dropping Conflicts Of Interest
As with Loretta Lynch, who should have recused herself from the Hillary email investigation due to her close personal and professional relationship with Hillary’s husband, Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe had no business being involved in these investigations because Hillary Clinton had funneled major financial contributions to his wife’s state senate campaign. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein also had unacceptable conflicts of interest, which he was even confronted about by his own co-conspirators.
Likewise, Mueller had multiple disqualifying conflicts of interest that made it illegal to even appoint him in the first place. He was close friends with a key witness (FBI Director Comey), he was deeply connected to nearly every FBI official involved in the case (which regulations insist trigger the appointment of someone ‘outside’ the DOJ), and was a witness in his own investigation, which regulations explicitly forbid. He also had been turned down for FBI Director by the target of the investigation, and also had a previous business dispute with that target (Trump had earlier refused to refund an expensive golf membership Mueller no longer wanted).
16) Night-And-Day Double-Standard
The FBI blindly took Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s word for it when they were caught secretly meeting on a tarmac five days before his wife was to be questioned by the FBI. They violated every rule and ethical boundary to falsely exonerate Hillary before even interviewing her.
They also bent over backward to help all five of Hillary’s co-conspirators, even though they were repeatedly caught committing perjury…even giving them all blanket immunity in exchange for nothing and helping them destroy evidence critical to ongoing DOJ and Congressional investigations. This in-your-face lawlessness absolutely shocked veteran legal community leaders, who described it as deeply “alarming” and “appalling.”
The FBI refused to put Hillary under oath, to challenge any of her excuses, or to question her 39 separate attempts to claim ignorance. Despite the overwhelming evidence that she had committed enough felonies to spend the rest of her life in prison, they refused to even levy a single charge against her. You know, because the FBI has to be careful about looking like it is trying to rig elections.
Yet then it responded to completely unsubstantiated and ludicrous conspiracy theories against Trump by recklessly violating every rule and ethical boundary to treat it as gospel and immediately weaponize all of it.
17) The Most Appalling Media Misconduct In Modern History
The news media, some of which were straight-up paid by Democrats to spread the fake Russia collusion narrative, decided to believe the dossier at any cost and utterly discredited themselves with relentless scandal-mongering hysteria, constantly insisting that “the walls are closing in” on “Manchurian candidate” Trump, only to eventually be humiliated by the facts.
More than 90% of their coverage was overtly hostile and antagonistic toward President Trump. They have repeatedly been caught intentionally lying to prop up and protect this hoax (see exhaustive compilations here, here, and here). CNN even banned its own fellow Democrats for reaching different conclusions…even as their own staff were caught admitting that CNN knew the Russia hoax was a manufactured fraud from the beginning.
They all knew it was a massive, outrageous lie. They simply didn’t care. And the more the hoax unraveled, the more unmistakable their bias and hypocrisy became.
18) An Utterly Sabotaged Presidency
This manufactured scandal directly hijacked and derailed Trump’s entire presidency. For example, Special Counsel Robert Mueller admitted that he knew there was no collusion within the first few months of the investigation, but waited more than a year to announce this conclusion. This sleazy tactic helped Democrats take back the House in 2018, thereby enabling the impeachment hoax…which severely distracted the nation during the first few critical months of COVID-19.
19) Studies Show No Impact
Studies confirm that Russia’s wildly exaggerated attempt to interfere in Election 2016 to help Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump (and Hillary…CIA Director John Brennan suppressed intelligence showing Russia wanted her to win more than anyone) had zero impact. Russian hackers targeted both parties. The goal was to divide the country, which useful Democrat idiots helped them accomplish.
20) They Framed Trump While Lying To Protect Hillary
This hoax was launched by the same people who simultaneously conspired to falsely exonerate Hillary “Bleachbit and Hammers” Clinton. Despite being briefed and signing multiple legal documents in advance acknowledging that it would be a felony to utilize a non-government computer for classified emails, Hillary used a private server registered under a someone else’s identity to conduct all her official business as Secretary of State.
This deliberate violation of multiple federal laws, including the Federal Records Act and the Espionage Act, resulted in 30 separate security incidents and thousands of classified and top secret documents being exposed to Chinese and Russian hackers. It immeasurably compromised national security.
FBI Director James Comey even acknowledged that Hillary committed more than a hundred separate felonies during his announcement that she would face zero consequences for all of it. And this was after Comey had to be dragged kicking and screaming into pretending to seriously investigate her numerous already proven crimes.
She should have been charged with violating these laws, as well as with conspiracy (since she plotted with others to commit these crimes), perjury (for repeatedly changing her story as facts continuously proved her to be lying), theft of government property, and obstruction of justice for knowingly destroying evidence under subpoena.
But as Lisa Page admitted when she texted that Attorney General Loretta Lynch “knows no charges will be brought” (which she sent before Hillary was ever even interviewed), the fix was in. Any other person would spend the rest of their life in prison.
Full article: https://arminius605642903.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/top-20-most-scandalous-facts-about-the-russia-hoax/
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