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On September 15, I participated in a panel on "Exposing the Deep State," hosted by Judicial Watch. Former Trump White House official Sebastian Gorka, the Washington Examiner's Todd Shepherd, JW's James Peterson, and I all delivered approximately 7-minute statements after which JW's lead investigator, Chris Farrell, moderated a discussion. My written statement is here.

Not sure how much "Deep State" we were able to expose in one hour, although one thing that opened up was a bright shaft of daylight between my own and Sebastian Gorka's approaches to the whole concept. To wit, Sebastian began his discussion seemingly negating the effort, "Exposing the...

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Below is my prepared text for the Judicial Watch panel, "Exposing the Deep State," September 15, 2017, which I participated in along with, from left to right, Todd Shepherd of the Washington Examiner, former White House official Sebastian Gorka, moderator and Judicial Watch chief investigator Chris Farrell, and Judicial Watch attorney James Peterson. 

This text is pretty close to the statement as delivered (and pretty close to the allotted seven minutes) and may be watched here.

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I find the "Deep State" a little hard to discuss because the term itself is amorphous. 

When I think of "Deep State" I think of unconstitutional powers exercised by numerous illegitimate branchlets of government way outside the “balance of powers.” 

By the way, there...

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Gates of Vienna has republished Fjordman's long and flowing answer to a series of questions posed by The Apricity as an "interview." I would call it an exceptional memoir of the counter-jihad by a superlative European commentator.

Originally, I planned to offer some excerpts below with a link to the complete version; however, I have ended up reposting most of the essay with my own subheads and emphases added. The complete version, plus endnotes, is here at GoV. 

Fjordman's discussion begins with biographical background, including the Norwegian writer's studies and work in the Middle East in his...

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President Trump and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres 

UPDATE: Listen to Frank Gaffney and me discuss the Trump UN speech here, including why it is that "America First" and "American Exceptionalism" are completely separate concepts. 

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If I had to pick a title, I might call President Trump's 2017 UN address, "Something for Everyone."

For example, Trump supporters heard the words "America first" and "sovereignty" and glowed. Trump haters heard the word "sovereignty" and "American interests above all else" and ignited. So consumed were many by their own respective basking and bonfires, they failed to realize that no matter how many times Trump dropped the word "sovereignty," it was sometimes in sentences like this: "We must reject threats to...

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Harry Truman in the Washington Post on December 22, 1963

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Yesterday, I participated in an interesting panel discussion about "Exposing the Deep State." It was hosted by Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch and you can watch it here.

Needless to say, one hour is not enough to expose the "Deep State" -- particularly doing so as an observer, no matter how interested, on the outside looking in. Without whistleblowers (defectors?) galore, us civilians will always be left groping.

We can and should, however, round up the clues to its beginnings, which are surely to be found in the exponential expansion of the federal government under FDR. In his four terms, FDR and then Truman, would preside over the massive expansion of a federal workforce that included hundreds if not thousands of Soviet agents, Communists and their supporters, working all over the government, from the White House to the KGB-honeycombed wartime agencies that would soon be reconstituted as the CIA. Some were identified and bounced. According to reliable defector testimony, however, only one ring out of four was unmasked. And there may well have been more than that.

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MEMRI has posted one mighty revealing clip, headlined: "Russian Ambassador in Lebanon Reminisces about the Days of the U.S.S.R.: We Cared about Human Rights More Than in Other Countries."

Right. To call this a "bald-faced lie" is to mince words. But that's not all we can extract from this display. 

The exchange opens as the Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, is discoursing in Arabic on "various  kinds of socialism," and the "different experiences" of "different socialist countries." Then, seamlessly, he, the Russian ambassador, introduces the subject of human rights.

Russian amb: Take, for example, the issue of human rights. In the USSR, we cared for human rights more than in many other countries.

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NB: I originally posted this in 2015. It still goes.

As the Morally Elite purge purportedly sinful symbols and statuary -- surely prepatory for the upcoming main "live" event (please don't say I didn't warn you) -- I suggest they widen their scope of destruction.

Having moved on from the purge of the Confederate battle flag -- that was soooo easy -- the Morally Elite have turned their sights to the more concretely monumental problems of statuary, schools, streets, etc., that commemorate, for example, the heroic life of Robert E. Lee.

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To be sure, the flag and Lee stuff is so much skirmishing. The main assault on our Founding Fathers and their crummy Constitution lies just ahead.

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The Fabian Society crest: a wolf in sheep's clothing

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Interestingly enough, in the Twelth Report of the Fact-Finding Subcommittee on Un-American Activities of the California Senate, there is among the many Communists, Communist groups and front groups under discussion a case study of the John Birch Society, the group founded in the late 1950s by Robert Welch in opposition to Communism.

The John Birch Society of Robert Welch mainly survives in popular imagination for its having been "purged" by William F. Buckley from "mainstream" conservatism. This "purge" not only had the effect of shunting Robert Welch to the sidelines of conservative debate, it also cast out to the margins a wide if not Deplorable swath of Americans who embraced the tradition of "America First"-style...

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It's a funny thing not to get a local paper. But I don't. Canceled the Washington Post again a few days ago with pledges not to succomb to that next *daily delivery deal of the century.* The last straw this time was a compound idolatry- and race- baiting frame by which to demonize tens of millions of Americans with forbears in the Confederacy masquerading as a news report: "White Virginians Feel Pressure over Lee Worship." Who needs such toxicity inside the home?

Only a small stack of Posts remains (bar-b-que kindling, crosswords for my mother) but I still found one last gem.

It was in the travel section. No, not in "How to stay safe if terror strikes while you're abroad" or "Dubai: Shopping the city's bustling gold, spice and textile marketplace." It appeared buried deep in the column inches of  "Sprinting through Beijing" by Debra Bruno. 

"A visit...

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Judging by the thumbnails, Seven Days in May (1964) is an anti-anti-Communist message movie about a military takeover of the US government thwarted by liberals. Half a century later, the spectre of military coup seems to be more than a fictional conceit given that a troika of real-life generals -- Kelly, McMaster, Mattis -- appear to be running an anti-MAGA White House with a team of insurbordinate civilian cabinet secretaries. In 2010, I wrote "Hail to the Junta?" over the Pentagon's reported refusal to provide the president with a military plan to exit Afghanistan. What we are watching unfold today is far more all-encompassing....

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From biblical flood to disaster movie, nothing in human experience/imagination prepares us for .

 

Looking for an upbeat way to start another week of disappointment and devolution? Watch this 2014 report on a protest in Tahitit against mosque-building and sharia -- i.e., Islam. Even if you don't speak French, the confident comaraderie of the protestors is noticeable.

Three years later, I can't tell whether they prevailed. Hope so. Tahiti sounds like a nice escape hatch.        

I look forward to speaking with Audrey Russo every month. In this most recent conversation, we spend about 30 minutes drilling down on comings and goings -- returning to Afghanistan, Steve Bannon's departure -- and what they all means.

Listen, download and share here. 



Desk Drawer 4 is here.

Got an email the other night from a pal.

It was slugged: "Dear God in heaven, they're doing a re-enactment of the American Betrayal attacks."

Oh no, not again ...

Turns out "they" are merely David Horowitz, who, some oldtimers will recall, led a disinformation campaign against American Betrayal from his Frontpage website. It began publicly with a "take-down" called "McCarthy on Steroids" by Ron Radosh in August of 2013, which appeared in the same week as a five-part–series based on American Betrayal ran at Breitbart News. The Horowitz-led disinformation campaign ended continues to this day.

That first payload of disinformation was originally debunked at Breitbart News in three parts,...

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As cultural revolutionaries in and out of government take a sledgehammer to our living core -- our history, ancestry, memory and imagination -- we see quickly there is no end to their rapacious will to destroy Us, the People. Last week, it was Robert E. Lee in a park; this week, it's Christopher Columbus in a circle. Soon, it will be George Washington as a capital. There is no end in sight to this American Cultural Revolution, not while its leading edge of hysteria is still building.

Across the pond, jealous cultural revolutionaries are considering some cleansing of their own by possibly removing the statue (above) of one of Britain's greatest heroes, Lord Nelson, from London's Trafalgar Square -- named for the epic sea Battle of Trafalgar, which Nelson won, and where he perished. 

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There is no finer United States Marine officer than Major Fred C. Galvin (ret.), a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars -- including hard-won battles against the failed senior command leadership at Bati Kot and Sangin. Thus, I can think of no better man to ask for a reaction to President Trump's announcement last night to send more troops to Afghanistan.

So I did.

Here is what Maj. Galvin wrote.

Hello Diana,

Thank you for asking. 

President Trump broke his promise to the American people and military personnel in the worst way.

Every buck Private...

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Tonight, President Trump is expected to announce a new and supposedly improved American military committment to The Islamic Quagmire Republic of Afghanistan.

There is no such thing.

I will reserve further comment until after the president's announcement. Meanwhile, this possible turning point seems like an apt moment to reflect on Candidate Trump's "America First"
foreign policy in the form of an address I gave last summer on the subject, which was recently published by the Journal of Strategy and Politics.

Here it is: America First: 1940-2016.pdf



I confess to some puzzlement over the framework of Dinesh D'Souza's new book, which I recently picked up. It's called The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left. 

Whither the Communist roots of the American Left? Seemingly gone in a Sieg Heil, along with FDR's admiration for (and manipulation by) "Uncle Joe" Stalin and the rest, although I will have to wait and see how it all comes out.

D'Souza sets out to "turn the tables on the Democratic Left and show that they -- not Trump --are the real fascists. They are the ones who use Nazi bullying and intimidation tactics and subscribe to a full-blown fascist ideology."  

But who are the "real fascists" anyway? Nazism,...

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Circa's Sara Carter dusted off a February 20, 2017 Washington Times story and re-launched it on Twitter.

Headline: "Ex-Obama national security adviser to McMaster: Get rid of Bannon-led group"

The story doesn't resonate anew so much as throb violently.  

Back in February, the Wash Times reported:

Former Obama national security adviser Susan E. Rice on Monday urged her new counterpart in the Trump White House, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, to get rid of a national security wing led by presidential strategist Stephen Bannon.

“Hope you will be able to choose your team, have direct reporting and daily access to POTUS, and can eliminate Strategic Initiatives Group,” Ms. Rice wrote in a congratulatory note to Lt. Gen....

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Now at The Daily Caller 

Americans don't like being played for a sucker or patronized as Little People, so here's something else they won't like: being expected to believe without evidence that the Russians "attacked" our presidential election by "hacking" the DNC server -- and, the story doesn't go but this is what happened, exposing the sickening corruption of Clinton-Democratic machine. This Big Lie still-in-the- making has many fathers, mothers and caregivers, too: 1) the Democrats, to delegitimize Donald Trump's victory, paralyze his presidency, and sanctify Hillary Clinton's loss, thereby turning her into the patron saint of the New Cold and/or Hot War with Russia and even canceling our her and her husband's lifetimes of "collusion" with Beijing and Moscow dictators; 2) Democrat media (to do the same thing); and 3) Republicans, who can't wait to get back to Democrat/media business as usual, damn the Deplorables who won them their seats along with 31 states for Donald Trump.

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With thanks to Gates of Vienna, Vlad Tepes, and Ava Lon for the translation.

I have been watching the case of Sebastien Jallamion for about long as Baron Bodissey, who, thankfully, has written the following introduction to the video. I am out of words.

We’ve posted previously about Sébastien Jallamion, a French policeman who was drummed out of the force for an anti-ISIS post on Facebook that was considered “hate speech”.

After he was cashiered, Mr. Jallamion was attacked by several “youths” and beaten very badly. Later he was prosecuted for his “crime”. Then, when his attackers were finally taken to court, they walked free after receiving the lightest possible slap on the wrist.

After his first prosecution, the judge refused to impose jail time. However, the prosecution appealed the leniency of the lower court, and the appeals court eventually imposed...

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Now at The Daily Caller.

Want to blow through the poisonous miasma of Russian Collusion to find out what was really going in American political system in the last year or two or twenty? Whatever you do, don't ask Congress to investigate -- not even to ask a few lame questions in five-minute increments. What's the point? Congress is the most expensive dog-and-pony-show on earth. Sure, We, the Taxpayers, pay through the nose for these guys and gals to go to "work" every day: by my calculation (535 X $174,000), Capitol Hill costs Americans at least $93,090,000 annually just for the privilege of being "represented." But the only thing all that power and money coursing through those snaking hallways buys for us is power and money coursing through those...

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I love this lady, whom Dr. Susan Berry has highlighted at Breitbart.

Spread the word: #PullTeenVogue



Now at The Daily Caller

Just for a moment, imagine that the Time cover features a different face: not that of the handsome young Donald Trump Jr., but the old one of Bill Clinton, whose every depravity has left him with a withered mask. 

The headlines on my imaginary Clinton cover are the same: "Red Handed. The Russia Scandal Hits Home." My highlighted prompts -- the white-bolded words -- are quite different.

Instead of "Hillary info," "I love it," and "obviously very high level," my cover highlights include:  

$500,000 speech .... Uranium One ... $148 million ... Clinton Foundation ... Rosatom chairman to Putin: “Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves.”

My highlighted prompts, of course, stand for a dense...

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After some time off the grid, I've begun to come up to speed on the reax to President Trump's Western civ speech, which burns with an intensity mismatched with those few airy gusts of pro-West rhetoric Trump delivered in Warsaw last week. For example, that man of letters, Jonathan Capehart, declared himself "triggered" by Trump's having noting that "We," the Western world, "write symphonies." The lovely Amanda Marcotte (she who described abortion as akin to removing a cavity and babies as time-sucking monsters) trashed Trump's address as "alt-rigth" and "white nationalist rhetoric." I am sure they would all say the same of the Constitution.

Not that Trump's Warsaw speech is in that class, of course. It is a noteworthy fact,...

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Clapper lied, Obama spied, Holder let it ride.

Sensenbrenner said all the rights things -- and then it all sank into the Swamp. 

As usual.

 



Now at The Daily Caller 

If there's one thing that 31,065 deadly Islamic terror attacks since 9/11 teach us, it's that there is no way to foster a fact-based discussion of Islam in the halls of Western power.

That's right -- I said fact-based discussion of Islam. After 15-plus years since our Twin Towers burned and collapsed, I am still not talking about "Islamofascism," "Islamism," "Islamist extremism," or any other figleaf-word made up by blushing Westerners to cover up the embarassingly appalling facts about Islam: its defining laws which can be as revolting as they are repressive; its history of violent conquest and "radical" religious...

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Some 12 to 14 million German-speaking civilians, mainly women and children, were forcibly relocated by the Allies following WWII.   

From the e-mailbag, fascinating insights on that point where world and personal history converge from Caroline Beckenhaupt, a longtime reader and dear friend. During WWII, Caroline's father served in the British RAF and flew bombing raids over German cities as a rear gunner (Caroline thinks) until his Lancaster was shot down over Essen. He spent two years as a POW in a German camp. Her email concerns her mother's family.

Dear Diana,



Through your wonderful book American Betrayal,...

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Judicial Watch -- not the media, not our elected representatives (any of them) -- has learned that the NSC records believed to be related to "unmasking" political opponents as conducted by Obama NSC director Susan Rice have been sent to the "Obama Presidential Library," and are thus sealed until January 2022.

In other words, the Obama/Rice domestic spying records have been safely stashed away for the duration, beyond the reach of a FOIA lawsuit.

Here is where things get extremely interesting, however.  As JW's Tom Fitton (video below) explained on Fox & Friends, (1) the president, (2) the Congress and (3) the special counsel ALL have the powers to retrieve these records.

So, who calls the ol' Obama Library Bluff? Anyone? 







Watch...

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The "elite"-driven suicide of the West in two sentences. 



Multithanks for the big shout-out from the good ol' Soros-funded folks at Right Wing Watch, a Project of People for the American Way. What caught their attention this time was last week's special three-segment-interview with Frank Gaffney on Secure Freedom Radio during which Frank and I drill down on the rotten center of the "Russia" "hacking" story -- the key fact that the FBI never examined the DNC servers or John Podesta's computer devices. That means the entire Russia/DNC/hacking firestorm was ignited on the say-so of a (recently discredited) DNC contractor. That suits the anti-Trump Swamp fine, including...

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Now at The Daily Caller

About those Comey hearings.

Not one US senator asked former FBI Director James Comey to account for the sinister fact that the source of the explosive determination that "Russia hacked the DNC" computer system is a DNC contractor, not the FBI.

Not one US Senator asked why Comey's FBI deferred to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's DNC when the DNC refused to permit FBI forensics specialists to examine the DNC computer system; or why the FBI was never able to examine John Podesta's personal devices, either. Not one member of the Senate Intelligence Committe inquired as to why the DNC servers have not, after all of this time, ever been re-examined by the FBI; or whether it is just possible that this same DNC contractor putting forward...

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Friend of mine sent me a link this morning to a UK Express interview with Brian Cox, who stars in a new movie about Winston Churchill. The headline was like something right out of American Betrayal: 

Churchill did NOT want D-Day ‘His plan would have ended WW2 6 months EARLIER'   However, when I clicked on the Express link, I got this:



Gone.

Fortunately, the story was cached, so I took a series of screen shots to reconstruct it below. 

Cox discusses Churchill famed "soft underbelly" strategy to press Nazi Germany...

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Pvt. Elliot West, 102nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, Gen. Omar Bradley’s 2nd Army, circa 1944

Today is the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the 1944 invasion of Normandy, a.k.a. the long-discussed "second front" -- although, as tallied by a letter appearing in the New York Times in 1943, this "second front" should really have counted as the ninth front.

Why we persist in calling Normandy the "second front" is a long story all about what we would today call "Russian influence." It is laid out in American Betrayal, my book closely examining such "Russian influence." The book digs into the historical record to seek a better understanding of what American government officials,...

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Some call it reframing; others put a coat of paint on it and call it a new car. Basically, it is the process by which a deception is perpetrated simply by saying thus is so and pointing to the shiny surface as proof.

This is once again happening with the egregious David Horowitz. Several years ago, I had the unexpected misfortune of having to experience the true nature of David Horowitz due to his spearheading a disinformation campaign against me and my 2013 book American Betrayal. This campaign of lies would end up including nearly two dozen pieces by a cabal of writers, the first of which I rebutted, perhaps ironically, at Breitbart News. (Other rebuttals, too,...

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Watched a couple of minutes of the "#MarchForTruth"  in New York City, one of a series of "nationwide rallies demanding action on possible Russia collusion," as the organizers put it. It seems to be drawing the kind of people who used to deny "Russia collusion" to the death, even if its name was Alger Hiss.

But some things never change: they're still pushing the rest of the "commie" program -- the glories of state-run health care, the shame of white privilege, the evils of Donald Trump ... who, by pulling out of the Paris Accords, has emerged as the biggest threat to that same communist/Marxist/progressive/globalist/Alinskyite/socialist program since Ronald Reagan. Not that we discuss such things in such terms.  

One of the rally speakers was House of Cards writer Beau Willimon (picture above)....

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Fanatical globalists in happier days ...

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The meaning is clear, even if the terminology is often opaque: To leave the Paris Accord on "climate change" is to turn off a giant spigot of American wealth redistribution, which is to strike a blow at bad old-fashioned international communism -- or, in its 21st century guise, postmodern global governance by fanatical elites. Bully for President Trump for bucking these postmodern slavedrivers of collectivism.

Not that every Paris Accorder speaks in riddles. Take the "world renowned climate economist" Ottmar Edenhofer. Assuming his Wikipedia page is a reasonably accurate CV, Edenhofer's career includes being a professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the Technical University of Berlin;deputy director and chief economist of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; director of the Mercator Research...

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No one needed high-tech surveillance, a FISA court or illegal "unmasking" to pick up that infamous exchange between Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 presidential campaign, when Obama was videotaped telling Medvedev he would have more "flexibility" on missile defense after his "last election."

“I understand,” Medvedev told the U.S. president. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

What is truly rich is the Washington Post news report's spin:

The exchange provided a rare glimpse of a world leader speaking frankly about the political realities he faces at home." 

Now, imagine if it had been Jared talking to Russian Ambassador...

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I remember a famous exchange Milosevic had with his judge. It was 2002, and, still, the closest Western consciousness came to beheading lay somewhere between the history of the French Revolution two centuries ago, and the absurdity of Lewis Carroll's Red Queen.

Milosevic was trying to show what jihad looked like, which, in his war, was a beheaded Serbian soldier.

MILOSEVIC: These are crimes from the 26th of March, 1992, in Sijekovac.

The units (Mujahedin) crossed the Sava River and slaughtered the Serbs. Please put the big picture on the overhead projector.

That's it. That's what they did. That's what the Mujahedin did, the ones we saw yesterday. And we saw Izetbegovic (leader of the Bosnian Moslems) reviewing them yesterday.  

What's the matter? Is it not on the screens?

JUDGE MAY: It's on the screen. Do you want the next photograph shown?

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The late Sydney Schanberg on "McCain and the POW Cover-Up" here.

From American Betrayal, on leaving thousands of US GIs and British soldiers to USSR here.



Russia aside ...

The New York Times today is breaking news about actual, honest-to-goodness "Islamofascism": a $20 billion "cornerstone investment" by the largest Saudi sovereign wealth fund in the "Blackstone infrastructure fund," an "investment vehicle" overseen by "private equity titan" Stephen A. Schwarzman, which "dovetails with a $1 trillion infrastructure initiative the Trump administration has promised, to be fueled by government partnerships with the private sector."

Classic private-public economic fascism + infusions of Islamic cash = "Islamofascism."

For all non-titans out there, Schwarzman is the head of the Blackstone Group, where, conveniently, Mohammed bin Salman, "crown prince" of Saudi Arabia (i.e., dictator-in-waiting) and his Public Investment Fund are already a "major client." Schwarzman also "leads an elite committee of business executives...

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... Rep. Martin Dies (D-TX) gavelled the House Un-American Activities Committee to order for the first time.

Boy, could America use a Martin Dies today.



Andrew C. McCarthy lays out three clear measures the Trump administration and Congress must take in order to expose Russian collusion for what it is, not what Democrats and the media want it to be:

He writes:

Merely calling Democrats out on this farce is not going to end it. Thanks to President Trump’s unruliness, it is working too well. So, I have three suggestions.

First, the Justice Department should appoint a special counsel to investigate the potential abuse of government surveillance powers for the purposes of political spying and leaks to the media. The investigation should scrutinize all unmasking of Americans to determine whether it conformed to court-ordered restrictions. The president should...

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It's not reporting, it's suppressing.

Take today's headline "news" from CNN:

"A Texas congressman just said something deeply irresponsible about Seth Rich" 

Yes, that's a headline. No doubt it was crafted by a snowflake who got a start telling on kids back in kindergarten.

And never mind that the congressman, Blake Farenthold (R-TX), didn't mention Seth Rich and was very clearly trying to make a completely separate and extremely crucial point.  

Thus, CNN had its work cut out for it -- suppression, not reporting -- as indicated in the subhead about the cable network's hero-supressors:

"Lawmaker confronted over debunked story" 

Since his 'n' her suppressors John Berman and Poppy Harlow (real name?) were so good at their craft, CNN...

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Former DCIA Brennan, he who voted Communist in 1976, has been testifying about "Russian influence" in the House today.

At about 31:00 here, Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) starts to build his question, mentioning the "Russian playbook," how Russians try to build relationships, especially with influential Americans, and how that's one of the things the CIA is looking out for.

Wenstrup continued: "So I'm just trying to understand process here a little bit, what sets up a red flag, what type of conversation do you hear that says, hmm, maybe we need to take a little bit further look into this, or refer it on. 

Wenstrup then harkened back to the previous election when a hot mic picked up That Exchange between President Obama and President Medvedev. The congressman related the two famous lines. 

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Now at The Daily Caller

I really, really do not want to waste a lot of time on Donald Trump's Saudi Arabian visit; however, for the record, which is still important, it was a nightmare.

The images could not have been more ghastly.

The substance could not have been more repulsive.

The nation-to-nation exchange could not have been more shameful: Yet another American president, a decade and a half after 9/11, lying to himself and the entire world to declare that Islam is wonderful, it's just extremism that's a mortal threat, in exchange for hundreds of millions of Saudi petrodollars in arms deals. The $100 million pledged by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to "empower women entrepreneurs" through a World Bank "initiative" (slush fund?) Ivanka Trump is associated with was particularly ugly. It turned the president's daughter into a pitchwoman for these very nations whose Islamic laws and culture recognize women as chattel. How they must have rolled on the tent floor after the pathetic American delegation was en route to Israel, a nation Saudi Arabia does not recognize.         

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CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED:

June 14, 2016: The Washington Post reports "Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee." On what did the paper base this claim? The Post cites "committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach." 

These "security experts" are with CrowdStrike, a private cyber security firm hired and paid by the DNC.

While reading the following chronology, it is important to bear in mind that the FBI has never examined the DNC computer network because the DNC prohibited the FBI from doing so. Also, that the FBI, under former Director Comey, not to mention former President Obama and the "Intelligence Community," thought this was perfectly ok.

Another point:...

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Now at The Daily Caller

Flipping back the pages of my proverbial notepad I find a fair amount about Robert Mueller and his Bush-to-Obama tenure at the FBI.

Despite the rose petals bestrewing his path back to DC as special counsel, it was not a pretty thing. Summing up -- as Patrick Poole began here in 2012, as former FBI special agent John Guandolo does here --  Mueller's FBI tenure should be remembered in large part for having been one long "Muslim outreach" to combat so-called Islamophobia, one long purge of Islamo-realism; and literally so, as when Mueller's FBI purged lecturers and training materials for their supposed offensiveness to Muslims...

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To Gotcha or Not to Gotcha, that is never the question for the Washington Post -- or, for that matter, those "current and former U.S. officials" hiding in anonymity to leak what they allege are specifics of an Oval Office meeting between President Trump and the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.

On second thought, I must qualify: To Gotcha-Trump or Not to Gotcha-Trump is never the Post's question. This is not across-the-board journalism, it's information warfare. If that were not the case, to take a few examples, Post readers might well have have been treated to some of these headlines:  

"Obama reveals secret intelligence to Iranians"

Or, going back a few years:

"Clinton reveals secret intelligence to Chinese"

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