Tuesday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: White House requests Congress rescind $15 billion in spending (The Daily Signal)

Manhattan DA opens probe into NY AG Schneiderman, who just resigned over sexual abuse allegations (New York Post)

Trump expected to end waiver of sanctions on Iran, endangering nuclear deal (The Washington Post)

Trump didn’t hold back on slamming hanoi-Kerry for engaging in “shadow” diplomatic efforts to save Iran deal (The Washington Free Beacon)

Democrats dismayed by Trump’s push for conservative judges (Reuters)

First Super Tuesday of 2018 primaries — Trump looms large (The Federalist)

April sets gun sales record (The Washington Free Beacon)

Lt. Colonel Oliver North will be new president of the NRA (The Daily Wire)

Hypocrite gun-grabber Alyssa Milano protested the NRA while armed security protected her (Washington Examiner)

HUD Secretary Ben Carson sued for suspending liar-nObama-era fair-housing rule (The Washington Post)

Irony alert: Melania Trump launches campaign against cyberbullying (Business Insider)

95,745,000: Record number not in labor force as Boomers retire (CNS News)

Social Security beneficiaries top 62,000,000 for first time (CNS News)

Humor: Nation’s high school students encouraged to just wear large paper bags to prom to avoid offending any cultures (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: What Trump should do with the Iran deal (The Heritage Foundation)

Policy: How to make Putin pay a high price for his aggression (The Daily Signal) ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/55827

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Refresh on How DOJ and FBI “Small Group” Officials Intentionally Worked To Clear liar-Hillary Clinton

by sundance

{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ The Department of Justice Office of Inspector General review of DOJ and FBI conduct in the liar-Clinton investigation has been ongoing for over 17 months… That’s a long time for a single investigation, and with good reason. The scale of the misconduct is staggering. John Spiropoulos, a former TV news reporter at WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC, has created a series of video reports as a reminder on the background on the crime, the coverup and the corruption.   https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/05/06/refresh-on-how-doj-and-fbi-small-group-officials-intentionally-worked-to-clear-hillary-clinton/

VIDEO 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ikrxv89_2QQ

VIDEO 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TOgPhK7VUI

VIDEO 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW_GvYgWt1I

VIDEO 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DciAjkq6mhQ

VIDEO 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJwtaUAQupk

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Arrest hanoi-Kerry for Collusion With Islamic Terror States

by Daniel Greenfield

{ frontpagemag.com } ~ On January 19, 2017, hanoi-John Forbes Kerry left his job at the State Department… Addressing Foggy Bottomers in the C Street lobby, he ended his speech by declaring, “This is not an end. This is a beginning. It’s a new beginning.” That’s just what departing politicos usually say, but he meant it. Next January, a report appeared that hanoi-Kerry had met with a top negotiator for the PLO in London. The secret back-channel negotiator, Hussein Agha, was a close confidant of terrorist dictator Mahmoud Abbas, the racist PLO boss who around this same time had delivered a speech in which he cursed President Trump, shouting, “May your house be destroyed.” Agha was a frequent collaborator with Robert Malley, who allegedly ran scum-Soros and liar-nObama’s back channel to Hamas. liar-nObama fired Malley during the campaign, but once in office brought him back in a variety of roles including as a lead negotiator on the Iran Deal scam and the National Security Council’s point man for the Middle East. Malley now heads scum-Soros’ International Crisis Group and continues undermining America and defending the Iran Deal. hanoi-Kerry urged Agha to tell the PLO boss to “be strong”, “play for time” and “not yield to President Trump’s demands.”…hanoi-Kerry is acting like he did in Vietnam. Arrest him. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270102/arrest-kerry-collusion-islamic-terror-states-daniel-greenfield

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Giuliani Defends Trump From Extortionist Storm Drain Daniels

by rickwells.us

{ rickwells.us } ~ The woman who took her stage name from her physical feature that was most relevant to her “career,” Storm Drain Daniels… used to make her living by allowing anyone with the price of admission to watch her engage in sex acts on video with anyone else she was being paid to do so with. Then she realized she could parlay a relationship that may or may not have taken place with President Trump into some serious money by simply violating a legal agreement she had entered into and spreading salacious rumors, true or false, around the world, in service to his political enemies. It’s certainly no surprise that she has proven herself to be completely devoid of character. And it’s no surprise either that President Trump would not want to have his name or person associated with Storm Drain, as she’s a hooker of the most open door type imaginable, the kind of female that gives prostitutes a bad name… https://rickwells.us/giuliani-trump-storm-drain-daniels/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBI0Rr8h-qs

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‘Nobody Seems to Care’ That hanoi-Kerry is ‘Violating the Logan Act’

by Cameron Cawthorne

{ freebeacon.com } ~ President Donald Trump’s top personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said that “nobody seems to care”… that former Secretary of State hanoi-John Kerry is ‘violating the Logan Act’ by quietly trying to save the Iran nuclear deal. Giuliani appeared on ABC’s “This Week” where he was initially discussing Trump and what he knew about the $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, but then pivoted and talked about how nobody seemed to care about hanoi-Kerry violating the Logan Act, which prohibits American citizens from negotiating with foreign governments, including unauthorized members of Congress “Certainly before April 5, 2018, the president knew that Michael Cohen had made these payments because he in fact had reimbursed Michael Cohen for it,” Host George Stephanopoulos said… http://freebeacon.com/national-security/giuliani-nobody-seems-care-kerry-violating-logan-act/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=326bd91aea-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_06&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-326bd91aea-45611665

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAkI-jPEE4

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Trump Pushes Back against the Mueller Investigation

by Joe Scudder

{ eaglerising.com } ~ Led by their newest lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, the Trump team refuses to roll over for the Mueller Investigation… The Mueller Investigation is being met by a more combative Trump team. Rudy Giuliani is suggesting that Donald Trump will refuse to give testimony. There is every reason for Donald Trump to get more aggressive with Mueller. Donald trump needs to get “more aggressive” with his legal battle. He’s not only battling for himself, but he’s fighting for the country and all the people who voted for him. The Wall Street Journal reports, “Trump Team Takes a More Aggressive Stance on Mueller Probe.”… https://eaglerising.com/58109/trump-pushes-back-against-mueller-investigation/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj2H3jYGYPg

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Did Comey Learn His Monkey Trick from scum-Adam Schiff?

by Henry Scanlon

{ americanthinker.com } ~ How the heck do they do it, Comey and scum-Schiff? Each can deliver a string of half-truths, contradictions, outlandish obfuscations, distortions, misrepresentations, and even preposterously self-serving whoppers in a way – and here’s the monkey trick – that makes him seem, on balance, and taken as a whole…reasonable.

Anderson Cooper dinged Comey pretty hard, and then Brett Baier absolutely hammered him, but if you don’t know the underlying facts, the contradictory things previously said; if you don’t know the history of vicious predation; if you don’t realize that the narrative is rife with holes and implausibilities; in short, if you are not paying very close attention, it all comes off as a guy reading off the latest baseball statistics or offering a favorite recipe for shrimp and grits – what sounds remarkably like the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but which is fully, completely, shrewdly exsanguinated. There is no blood, no guts, no there. A recitative… It’s as if, rather than being a participant in the events under discussion, they are reviewing a movie, each a dispassionate critic passing aesthetic rather than moral judgment from the vantage point of a merely observing and therefore unaccountable audience member.

Weirdly, it seems to work: they come off as reasonable guys, giving reasonable answers in good faith and with innocent intention. Somehow, the fact that none of it hangs together and all of it is self-serving fails to register. As such, they get a pass.

Here’s the way Jonah Goldberg put it in a tweet:

I don’t think people appreciate scum-Adam Schaff’s [sic] incredible talent to sound above the fray, non partisan and more in sorrow than in anger, while being hyper partisan.

It’s odd, even a bit creepy. How could stuff that tendentious, that self-serving, that shaded, slanted, and purposefully obfuscatory, come off as so…not that?

It isn’t just rhetorical gymnastics and sleight-of-hand, although that’s part of it. “That’s not my understanding”; “That’s not my recollection”; and “That’s a fair point, but I don’t see it that way” are all useful dodges to get nettlesome accusations and implications to ricochet off into more comfortable pastures. But it’s actually something else: look closely, and you’ll see that the primary ingredient is – no ingredient. That is, no emotion. That is, no human emotion. That is, not reacting as you and I would if we were caught in a lie, an exaggeration, a deflection, or an obvious contradiction.

You and I would get indignant and defensive, even if we tried to hide it. Our voices could rise a pitch. Our body language would reveal our discomfort; we might even squirm a tad. So, too, if things were going the other way, if we were making an accusation, pointing out a wrongdoing; if we were attempting to imply malfeasance, mendacity, or criminality on someone else’s part, we might appear, at the very least, chagrined if not aggressive. “J’accuse!” There would be some hint of humanity in our behavior, some revelation of our inner shock or contempt or indignation, our humanity.

But watch Comey and scum-Schiff. Nothing. Emotional flatline. Only well saddled and judiciously inserted regret, a kind of ruefulness that their high-throned fealty to truth-telling requires them to reveal things that, yes, others would no doubt find upsetting, even shocking, but they, Spock-like, merely report. “I never could have imagined saying this, but…” is a phrase designed to mask one’s feeling about the behavior itself while crafting theatrics of disappointment that one has unfairly, but who’s complaining? been put in the position of having to reveal it.

But since they, themselves, have no dog in the fight, only the obligation of duty, their posture, demeanor, voice intonation, and anodyne rhetoric accurately reflects the neutrality of their purely public-service motivations. This allows them to employ – which they both do constantly – the incredibly weaselly technique of invoking their access to privileged, classified information to imply without actually saying it that they have seen the goods on their opponent, things you can’t see but they can, or have, but then, at the same time, due to their vaunted commitment to honorable behavior, “I can’t talk about that.” As in: “Yes, I know whether Joe Blow is a wife-beating, drug-addicted child predator – but I can neither confirm nor deny it.” Guess how Joe Blow is faring in that little exchange!

It’s a trick. It works, and it’s a lot harder to do than they make it look. If you can convince people you are not involved in what you are saying, merely a messenger whose internal ethical rudder compels fealty to truth-telling with disregard for the consequences those truths might engender, your words will tend to be taken at face value, rather than as a calculated attempt to implement a particular strategy such as exonerating yourself or incriminating an opponent. That’s the irony: it’s all about emotion, or the lack of it, rather than substance. If you can say it in way where you can convince people you don’t care about the implications, or, at least, you don’t care to manipulate those implications, you come off as righteous.

It’s unclear how the two of them got so good at it, but they certainly are. As Comey’s day in the spotlight approached, did he take note of scum-Schiff’s technique, on display incessantly as scum-Schiff eagerly galumphed from one friendly camera-op to another?

If Comey did, the chances are he’s starting a chain. There will be others, because it works, and people are taking note. Watch for it. We may be witnessing the ascendancy of the robo-politician, and the only way to derail it might be a degree of determination to hold their feet to the fire that most of the mainstream media have no desire to do, even if they had the ability, which, these days, they don’t. Gee, thanks, Columbia Journalism School!

All of this recalls, somehow, and maybe incongruously, the day in 1958 when Yankees manager Casey Stengel was summoned to give testimony in Congress. The issue was whether baseball should be allowed to keep its monopoly status, but no matter. Stengel was considered by many to be a crackpot and by many others to be a crackpot genius. He was asked one question. One. He proceeded to give an early clinic on how to appear cooperative and sound sincere while serving up a completely incomprehensible word salad designed to avoid even a scintilla of actual responsiveness or accountability. It was a meandering, soaring masterpiece of rhetorical acrobatics. Every time he began to teeter on the high-wire, threatening to fall and crash to earth, he somehow regained his balance and instead surged forward with increased momentum. This went on until, finally, he arrived at not so much a conclusion as a random stop in mid-sentence, nevertheless, apparently, done. The room sat in stunned silence, utterly incapable of figuring out what to do with all this. Finally, the chairman regained enough presence of mind to ask the next witness, Mickey Mantle, if he had anything to add. The Mick leaned into the microphone and said what was perhaps the only thing that could possibly be called for. “My views are just about the same as Casey’s.”

Believe me: Casey and The Mick have absolutely nothing on scum-Adam and James.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/05/did_comey_learn_his_monkey_trick_from_adam_schiff.html 

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