HARRY REID – A CRIMINAL BY NO OTHER NAME – A VAIN ATTEMPT TO TAKE DOWN THE FREELY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

To protect Hillary “lock her up” Clinton in the run for the White House FAKE information given to pugnacious Senator, “Harry Black Eye” Reid was the meal ticket utilized to sabotage the Trump run for the Presidency of the United States.  JOHN BRENNAN! Yes Brennan, under the head of the CIA under Obama told Reid not to release it, but did he?

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) sends a letter to then-FBI Director Comey voicing concern over Russian interference in the election and asking Comey to open an FBI investigation.

 – The Washington Times – Saturday, May 12, 2018

Then-Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid released a letter in the heat of the 2016 election alleging Trump-Russia collusion even though the CIA director at the time urged him not to, according to a person familiar with their conversation.

Mr. Reid’s Aug. 27 letter to the FBI appears to mark the first time a Democrat officially accused President’ Trump’s campaign of colluding with the Russian government to hack his party’s computers.

The letter has come to represent for conservatives the “deep state” — Obama loyalists leaking unproven allegations to the press against Mr. Trump and his people to ruin the campaign, the transition and the White House.

“The evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount,” Mr. Reid wrote to FBI Director James B. Comey.

Mr. Reid wrote and leaked his letter after receiving a secret telephone briefing from then-CIA Director John Brennan.

The retired senator has portrayed the letter as having the blessing of Mr. Brennan, a fierce Trump critic who suggests the president is beholden to Russian President Vladimir Putin for fear of blackmail.

But now the Brennan side rebuts Mr. Reid’s contention that the then-CIA director was actively trying to leak damaging anti-Trump information during the election.

Nick Shapiro, former deputy chief of staff for Mr. Brennan as CIA director, told The Washington Times that his ex-boss considered the information sensitive. He expressly urged Mr. Reid to confine the information to private discussions with Mr. Comey.

That August, Mr. Brennan was briefing the so called “gang of eight” congressional leaders on Russian computer hacking and on suspicious that Trump people were involved.

Mr. Shapiro, now a Brennan adviser, provided this version of the Brennan-Reid phone call:

“Brennan used the same exact notes to brief Reid as he used with the other members of the Gang of Eight. In fact, most of the conversation was spent with Senator Reid telling Brennan what he had heard about Russians and the Trump campaign. Senator Reid informed Brennan that he was in the process of drafting a letter to Comey about his concerns. When Senator Reid asked Brennan whether he could reference this information in the letter to Comey, Brennan said ‘no,’ as the intelligence was being tightly controlled and he was worried that the letter would get out into the public. Brennan told him that Comey had been fully briefed on the intelligence and if he wanted to, it would be better to talk to him about it in a secure manner when he returned to D.C. instead of putting it in a letter.”

Mr. Reid, Nevada Democrat, wrote the letter anyway. And it was leaked to The New York Times and then migrated throughout the mainstream media.

It contained references to a Trump aide traveling to Moscow and allegedly meeting with two sanctioned Kremlin figures — an allegation contained in the Democratic Party-financed dossier written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele. The unnamed person is Carter Page, who has denied under oath he ever met the two people named by Mr. Steele.

The dossier at that point had not been published. The FBI possessed copies and had opened a counter-intelligence investigation into Russia meddling the previous month.

Mr. Reid’s version of his phone call from Mr. Brennan is contained in the best-selling book, “Russian Roulette,” which embraces the Trump-Russia conspiracy and promotes the Steele dossier.

The book says:

“Reid also had the impression that Brennan had an ulterior motive,” the authors said. “He concluded the CIA chief believed the public needed to know about the Russian operation, including the information about the possible links to the Trump campaign. When Reid later was asked if Brennan directly or indirectly had enlisted him to push information held by the intelligence community into the public realm, he told an interviewer, ‘Why do you think he called me?’

Mr. Shapiro, Mr. Brennan’s adviser, said that specific book excerpt is inaccurate. He also told The Times that rather than trying to sell Trump-Russia collusion during the campaign, the Obama White House and Mr. Brennan stayed silent.

The Washington Times submitted questions to Mr. Reid’s associates at a public policy institute in Nevada where he serves as co-chairman. The queries went unanswered.

Mr. Reid did not stop his drumbeat on Trump-Russia. After Mr. Steele leaked his dossier narrative to selected reporters in Washington, Yahoo News, whose Michael Isikoff co-authored “Russian Roulette,” wrote a story.

But The New York Times dampened the narrative with an Oct. 31 story headlined, “Investigating Donald Trump, FBISees No Clear Link to Russia.”

Mr. Reid was furious

Adam Jentleson, his deputy chief of staff, tweeted, “I’ll say it: NYT interviewed Reid for this story. He said things contrary to the story. NYT discarded the interview.”

“Maybe some want to know why the NYT seemed to cover for Comey’s FBI? Maybe even some at the NYT? Maybe not? I’m just asking questions,” Jentleson said. The New York Times would go on to become one of journalism’s chief proponents of Trump-Russia collusion.

The Washington Times has examined Mr. Steele’s series of collusion charges and found that none has been confirmed independently and publicly at this point. Special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate.

However, the FBI’s investigation remained a secret during the campaign. Despite public pressure, including public letters from then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on August 29 and October 30, 2016, the latter claiming that the FBI was concealing “explosive information about close ties and coordination between Trump and his top advisers, and the Russian government,” the FBI did not disclose its investigation until after the election. In fact, on October 31, 2016, The New York Times reported that FBI officials had not found evidence demonstrating links between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
David Kris is a founder of Culper Partners LLC. He previously served as assistant attorney general for national security, associate deputy attorney general, trial attorney at the Department of Justice, general counsel at Intellectual Ventures, and deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer at Time Warner. He is the author or co-author of several works on national security, including the treatise National Security Investigations and Prosecutions, and has taught at Georgetown University and the University of Washington.

The Carter Page FISAs are out via the Freedom of Information Act. Here are a few observations, relatively brief but still just a bit too long for Twitter.

First, a huge amount of information is redacted in these FISA applications, but they still represent a monumental disclosure to the public. The government considers FISA applications to be very sensitive—and their disclosure, even heavily redacted, may have long-term, programmatic consequences long after we’re finished with President Trump. The government seems to have accepted that FOIA applies to FISA. Without taking a position on the issue it made me recall this Lawfare post that argues to the contrary.

Second, for those who don’t remember, the controversy about these FISA applications first arose in February when House intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes released a memo claiming that the FBI misled the FISA Court about Christopher Steele, the former British secret agent who compiled the “dossier” on Trump-Russia ties and who was a source of information in the FISA applications on Page. The main complaint in the Nunes memo was that FBI whitewashed Steele—that the FISA applications did not “disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials.”

In response to the Nunes memo, the Democrats on the committee released their own memo. That memo quoted from parts of the FISA applications, including a footnote in which the FBI explained that Steele was hired to “conduct research regarding Candidate #1,” Donald Trump, and Trump’s “ties to Russia,” and that the man who hired him was “likely looking for information that could be used to discredit [Trump’s] campaign.”

Based on this back and forth between the HPSCI partisans, I wrote on Lawfare at the time that the FBI’s disclosures on Steele “amply satisfie[d] the requirements” for FISA applications, and that the central irony of the Nunes memo was that it “tried to deceive the American people in precisely the same way that it falsely accused the FBI of deceiving the FISA Court.” The Nunes memo accused the FBI of dishonesty in failing to disclose information about Steele, but in fact the Nunes memo itself was dishonest in failing to disclose what the FBI disclosed. I said then, and I still believe, that the “Nunes memo was dishonest. And if it is allowed to stand, we risk significant collateral damage to essential elements of our democracy.”

Now we have some additional information in the form of the redacted FISA applications themselves, and the Nunes memo looks even worse. In my earlier post, I observed that the FBI’s disclosures about Steele were contained in a footnote, but argued that this did not detract from their sufficiency: “As someone who has read and approved many FISA applications and dealt extensively with the FISA Court, I will anticipate and reject a claim that the disclosure was somehow insufficient because it appeared in a footnote; in my experience, the court reads the footnotes.” Now we can see that the footnote disclosing Steele’s possible bias takes up more than a full page in the applications, so there is literally no way the FISA Court could have missed it. The FBI gave the court enough information to evaluate Steele’s credibility.

There’s also more detail on the previous disclosure from the House intelligence committee Democrats’ memo on how Steele went to the press with the “dossier” when FBI Director James Comey sent his October 2016 letter to Congress disclosing the possible newfound importance of the Weiner laptop in the Clinton investigation. According to the FISA applications, Steele complained that Comey’s action could influence the election. But when Steele went to the press, it caused FBI to close him out as an informant—facts which are disclosed and cross-referenced in the footnote in bold text.

While I am sure people will try, my initial impression is that with all the redactions it is going to be very tough to figure out the full scope of information supporting the Court’s repeated finding of probable cause to believe that Carter Page was an agent of Russia. There is a mention of two Russians, one of whom pleaded guilty to being an unregistered agent of a foreign government and was sentenced to 30 months, but even that is disconnected from the redacted discussion that precedes it. Substantively, the government seems to have hewed as closely to the prior disclosures as it could in applying FOIA.

But it is worth noting that—and as the Democrats previously pointed out—the judges who signed off on these four FISA applications were all appointed by Republican presidents, including one George H.W. Bush appointee (Anne Conway), two George W. Bush appointees (Rosemary Collyer and Michael Mosman) and one Reagan appointee (Raymond Dearie). I know some of those judges, and they certainly are not the types to let partisan politics affect their legal judgments.

This illusion to the Republican appointed judges is in fact not telling the whole story because,  the FISA applications did not “disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior and FBI officials.”

TAKE THIS “CRYING CHUCK SCHUMER” – A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE WHO DOESN’T LEGISLATE FROM THE BENCH

Monday will be a day of infamy! President Trump will be the prime focus when he announces the new Supreme Court pick. Three are in the running, but there is a high probability that a woman (Judge Amy Coney Barrett) will be the one. Nothing would be better than having another woman joining the liberal triumvirate – a conservative one for a change. How about that in “your face” Crying Chuck?

As you recall Schumer’s old time pal, Harry “the pugilist” Reid, was the one who rolled out the “nuclear option.”

Sen. Harry Reid, remarks on Senate floor, Nov. 21, 2013

After years of threats and retreats by both parties, the Democratic Senate majority on Nov. 21, 2013, enacted a controversial rule change called the “nuclear option.”

The change eliminated the filibuster — a blockage of floor action, typically by the chamber’s minority party — for executive branch nominations as well as judicial appointments short of the Supreme Court. Under the new rule, the Senate only needs a 51-vote majority instead of a 60-vote supermajority to end a filibuster and move to a final vote on a nomination.

Schumer, in mid-2007, even suggested that because Democrats were “hoodwinked” by the confirmation testimony of Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, no more nominees should be confirmed for the balance of George W. Bush’s term, even though he had 18 months left. The point was that it was the end of a presidency:

“For the rest of this President’s term and if there is another Republican elected with the same selection criteria let me say this: We should reverse the presumption of confirmation. The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts; or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito. Given the track record of this President and the experience of obfuscation at the hearings, with respect to the Supreme Court, at least: I will recommend to my colleagues that we should not confirm a Supreme Court nominee EXCEPT in extraordinary circumstances.”

Bottom line: it’s pretty clear the debate in 2016 revolved around nominations made in a presidential election year. Democrats are simply spinning a false narrative.

HARRY REID SUFFERED HIS WORST DEFEAT – HE WILL BE KNOWN FOR WINNING THE BATTLES, BUT LOSING THE WAR

Those who followed the Bush administration’s recommendation of judges who needed Senate approval during Reid’s tenure in the Senate had little hope of them being confirmed. Harry saw to it. DOA!  Now that Trump has beaten back a $1.3 billion effort by the Clinton cabal,  a chance to alter the Supreme Court for decades to come has arrived. This does no sit well with Harry. Not offering Trump congratulations is one thing, but going after him like a pit bull is another.

The pugilistic Senate Democratic leader who is retiring this term issued a 473-word statement Friday railing against Trump’s election, saying it has “emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry” as the country is overcome by “tears” and “fear.”  

“White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear – especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America,” the retiring Nevada senator said.

Because of his own ignorance he brought defeat upon himself. There was no middle ground for this Senatorial tyrant who happily carried the water for the socialist masses. Now that fire of freedom burns, Reid’s message of hate and ignorance is an affront to the American people who voted for Mr. Trump.

STAINED DRESS – STAINED LAPTOP – TRUMP VIDEO A MUST SEE

Thank you Anthony Weiner for keeping the stained computer; who would of thought that a perv may have bailed out the Trump campaign.  Perhaps you are the Steve Bartman of 2016. We don’t know what is on your computer, but from initial reports it does appear that evidence of the seminal type may convince FBI Director Jim Comey to recommend indicting the Lying Clinton. Why else would he re-open the case at this late date? Don’t believe the hatchet man Reid who says that Comey may be in violation of the Hatch Act; this is just an act.

The irony here is perplexing. Back in July the Democrats were dancing in the streets after Comey failed to indict the lying Clinton. Their accolades were shouted from all over Capitol Hill for the world to see; our Girl was not guilty. Comey did the right thing, he was our guy. But turning back the clock there are those who thought he made a political decision. Hillary broke several laws , that is a fact. Comey used the excuse that she was careless and negligent, but not to the degree where it invited an indictment. Hello! You are a little bit pregnant but not pregnant yet.

This decision weighed on Comey to the extent that he lost all credibility at FBI headquarters. Did Loretta Lynch get to him like Slick Willie got to her? We know what $Bill said, “hey Loretta, my wife is running for President, she will be your boss; it is incumbent upon you to tell Comey to layoff, if you know what I mean.” So it was said and it was done.

Moving forward though there were unseen events lurking in the behind the scenes. Another Perv was being investigated by the FBI. Anthony Weiner, the disgraced husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary’s top cat. Weiner was caught again with his pants down, allegedly sexting to a 15 year old. Coming to Trump’s rescue was none other than Comey’s FBI. The gumshoes did their job well, combing through all of Weiner’s devices – and low and behold what pops up causes a stir. They find Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton’s emails on Weiner’s computer. Red flags go up; Comey is notified – all hell breaks loose.

A suddenly called news conference this past Friday, Comey indicates that “it ain’t over till it’s over.” The Clinton case is reopened. Democrats are furious, Harry Reid goes ballistic, but on the other hand the Republicans are now the ones dancing in the streets. The once holier than though Democrats call Comey a disgrace, having the nerve to announce these revelations eleven days before the election. Republicans are clinging their champagne glasses, toasting each other as if Hillary takes the fall one more time.

What we do know is that Huma has not joined the campaign tour at this point. Secondly, we know that there must be some really convincing evidence for Comey make the decision to reopen the case. Did Huma lie when she told the FBI that all of her devices were turned over to them? The Mother of all questions a hypothetical at that,  can Hillary be indicted before she takes office?

CLICK HERE FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT SPEECH BY DONALD J. TRUMP. In it he lays out the cabal by the Clintons and their ilk to violate the Constitution, taking away our Freedoms and turning our country into another gulag archipelago. The press, the media are all in cahoots with the Clintons.

Click here for the Clinton campaign hiring thugs to disrupt Trump rallies.

HARRY REID FALLS ON FACE – NO FOOLING

News coming from Nevada report that Harry Reid was on the receiving end of an elastic band that let lose from a piece of exercise equipment he was using, resulting in broken ribs and facial lacerations which included broken bones. Just can’t wait for this lawsuit. The trial bar accident chasers will hop on this one quicker than a progressive tax hike. As a courtesy to a fellow human being we wish him well, Godspeed and a speedy recovery.

HARRY REID DECKED BY AN OVERHAND RIGHT

Harry Reid, the one time amateur pugilist, was sent to the canvas last Tuesday, going down hard suffering a knockout in the twelfth round. Any student of boxing knows that winning on the card through eleven is incentive enough for the challenger to look for that one punch; the one to take out an opponent when least expected. Harry Reid was on the receiving end of one Tuesday night; an overhand right followed by another and another and another. “Down goes Reid, down goes Reid” bludgeoned by “we the people”  was the call to describe the massacre.

The next day Reid sat with Obama and the to be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Boehner. Reid looked straight ahead, still dazed from the beating he took the previous night. It is not gentlemanly to stomp on an opponent when he is down, but what goes around comes around. We expect the Republicans to open a full frontal attack against the once impenetrable defense of the Obama front line. Now a fraction of what it once was, some Democrats will have to break bread with the Republicans.

First on the list will be the Keystone XL pipeline. Our memory is not short, Obama did everything in his power to prevent a vote on it. Many Democrats and union boys are for it, but Obama gave them the pipe. Now is the time to turn this around and give Obama the pipe. And so on, the Affordable Care Act, a misnomer if you ever had one, will be next on the list, peeling away the bureaucratic regulatory agency it generated is a must. Coal regulations demanded by the EPA are to go up in smoke. And don’t forget the big fight to come, the budget. Soon, programs will not be funded, pet projects to evaporate and we hope that the largess of Big Government be stopped in its tracks. The beast must be starved.

One thing in passing. We sure did not want to be in Harry Reid’s corner on Tuesday night, he took a good whoop’n. 

WE SENT POTUS A MESSAGE YESTERDAY – DEMOCRAT BLOOD FLOWED IN THE STREETS

The message sent to POTUS was simple; give us what we want or we will make your life miserable for two more years. The American people have spoken; loud and clear they are telling you that business as “Harry Reid usual” is off the table. The Republicans have an agenda, you may not like it, but America is telling you to take a deep breath and suck it in.

By the way Mr. President, your Man Reid is responsible for seven or eight of your puppet Senators going down in flames. In fact, the good citizens of Illinois, we firmly believe that not all Illini are gang bangers, voted in a Republican governor. Just wondering if you got that message.

Well in any event 2015 brings in a new year. The only question remains – will you change your spots?  As far as we know which is not as much as you, it is apparent that your spots will not change, alacrity on your part is a rare commodity; we expect that you will continue  the blame game – class warfare campaign for two more years. But this seems to be out of character with past changes of the guard, even Bill Clinton saw the light and changed welfare as “we know it.”

Again, from our vantage point the American people have spoken, the message is “no more welfare, food stamps, Obamacare, free housing and to top it off, your pet peeve, allowing illegals, mostly all criminals from invading our borders. These are only starters, but as they say in baseball, the table has been set. Now it is your time Mr. President to eat.

One more thing, “politics is a blood sport and yesterday your flock spilled a whole lot; in so doing your agenda has been mortally wounded; lick your wounds Barry,  Harry Reid’s hands and mouth have been bound shut, his help is no longer available.

 

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In the days ahead Obama is expected to unleash a fire storm of criticism when he gives carte blanche green cards to 11 million illegals. This is an outright  declaration of war. From Obama’s perspective, if the illegals were able to vote this year, his water carriers would not have gone down to defeat. As to the election results Obama said that many voters (illegal) sat out the election because they were not engaged. Therefore, Obama has decided to listen to the ‘no voter’ and put them in a position to elect a Democrat President in 2016.

JONI ERNEST REAPING BRALEY’S CORN IN IOWA

Michelle Obama campaigned for wanna be Senator(sic)Bruce Bailey in Iowa, but that slip of her tongue was a sign of things to come.  Braley not Bailey was supposed to be a sure fire winner.  Joni Ernst has gone to the Democrat killing fields and repeated the corn that Braley has failed to harvest.

Braley, under tremendous pressure to hold the seat once occupied by none other than the flaming liberal Tom Harkin. However, getting the people into his silo is a challenge. Braley characterized Senator Chuck Grassley as an Iowa farmer. This did not sit well with the Hawkeyes.

Harry Reid said, “think of what that would mean for our country if Braley loses, we lose the Senate.”  Yes Harry, a defeat is hard to take, but Tuesday night it will be your turn to be humbled while you find the words to congratulate the new Republican Senate Majority Leader.

HARRY REID’S JOKE IS ON HIM – WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS DOES NOT STAY IN VEGAS

Harry Reid, you know the fellow, Senator Pugilist, willing to duke it out any time and with anybody especially Republicans. His corner man is President Obama. Funny thing though about Reid, for him “what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas.”  Reid thought he cracked a joke while addressing a mostly Asian crowd, but it was ill timed highly insensitive. What he thought was a joke, came back and hit him like a Las Vegas debt collector. In the end the Joke was Reid.  Keep it up Harry we take pleasure watching you fall on your sword.

The Nevada Democrat ribbed the crowd at a event by the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce about Asians not being “smarter than anybody else” and so many of them having the name “Wong.”

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OBAMA’S 40% – WHO ARE THEY?

President Obama’s ratings have sunk to 40% and are heading south faster than an imploding Russian satellite. Keep in mind that the President was highly recommended by the American people, once in 2008 and again in 2012. However, on his way to transforming America he found many road blocks on the proverbial path to messiahville. Of course this has been the case with all presidents, but Obama became discouraged; not in his DNA to compromise Obama has resorted to executive edict, dictating by fiat punctuated by a multitude of lies while trying to make hay with out a bailer.

His point man, Harry Reid, no more a road block than his lackey counter part Nancy Pelosi are the water boys and girls of Obama’s transformation team. Compromise is not in fashion, but obstructionism is; Harry Reid has failed to allow bipartisan legislation to be advanced.  Over the past, almost six years, nothing of any magnitude has been accomplished. In fact a law suit brought by the Republicans question Obama’s disobeying the laws as written; “faithfully execute” as Obama promised. From immigration, IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare, the tabloids and lame stream media have spilled gallons of ink covering Obama’s many transgressions.

With all of that being said we question how POTUS still has a 40% (doing a good job) rating. Looking behind the scenes though gives us a clear picture of who the 40% are. And we are not shocked by this. Click here for the poll results. As illustrated below – 40% are of the Democrat ideology, this is what we expected all along.

Strong Democrat ………………………………………… 20
Not very strong Democrat ……………………………. 11
Independent/lean Democrat…………………………. 9
Strictly Independent ……………………………………. 16
Independent/lean Republican ………………………. 15
Not very strong Republican ………………………….. 10
Strong Republican ……………………………………… 12
Other (VOL) ………………………………………………. 4
Not sure ………………………………………………….. 3