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Fake stories, real leaks…

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Read this  slowly and carefully.   Assuming the Conservative Treehouse is correct,  and I have no reason to think otherwise,  we now possibly know who at least one of the leakers is.   I was paying attention a while back when when Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates said they were forming a counterintelligence unit to identify the leakers.

House Intelligence Committee Minority Chairman Adam Schiff apparently wasn’t listening,  since he may have been the one caught leaking through his apparatchik colleagues at CNN.  It’s pretty much a classic intel move.  You would think that,  as a member of the Gang of Eight,  Rep. Schiff would have been aware of it and would have recognized it.    The Go8 has oversight of every U.S. covert intelligence operation around the world,  and oversee the NSA,  CIA,  FBI,  DNI,  and every single intelligence unit and operation.

The worms are beginning to turn,  but  not many are  noticing yet,  even amongst the supposedly  smart media…..

 

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Written by timeforthorns

December 10, 2017 at 3:52 pm

What wimps!

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So out of all the current and former female members of Congress only Mary Bono,  a Republican,  had the stones and the sense to confront the man harassing her?   And you sheeple expect your female Congress critters to fight for you when they won’t even  fight for  themselves except to secure a permanent feeding place at the government trough?

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November 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

The Comey show…

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…threw some dirt on President Trump in some respects,  but showed Democrats and MSM to be liars.    More importantly,  the former FBI director’s true colors were on full display, and they weren’t very pretty,  despite his efforts to play the victim card.   Read Michael Goodwin’s excellent  commentary here.

I have long regarded Jim Comey with suspicion,  along with a number of intel bosses,  but I can’t say that being proven right,  repeatedly,  gives me any great pleasure.   How can I be expected to take seriously a man who indicted Hillary Clinton in public and then declined to charge her,  and was so unaware of the federal code that he could not find any law that Hillary broke when I could find a dozen without a law degree?   Comey willingly turned himself into a political hack and apparently thought his possession of secrets and the fear their potential  disclosure engendered made him as secure as J. Edgar Hoover.

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

June 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

Jim Bunning, R.I.P.

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Hall of Fame pitcher and former Senator Jim Bunning  died this  week,  after suffering a stroke last fall.   He was as blunt and tenacious in Congress as he had been on the athletic field,  but I expect he was always prouder of his perfect games in baseball than of his service in Congress.

 

 

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May 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

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Mike Lee lets loose…

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Sen. Mike Lee posts a video rant against  Congress here.   It is an epic twelve-mionute rant against the way funding has been done,  and he’s absolutely right.

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October 1, 2016 at 10:08 am

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Comey before Congress…

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I was going to write about FBI Director Comey’s testimony before Congress,  but Chris White has encapsulated it  nicely here.   I didn’t watch all of it,  but I was flabbergasted to learn that Hillary wasn’t under oath when  the FBI interviewed her,  and that he didn’t want to use the gross negligence statute because DOJ thought it might be unconstitutional.   It isn’t job to determine constitutionality.  I’m afraid I nearly spilled my coffee when he was trying to wiggle out of saying that Hillary did anything “wrong.”  All I could think of was her adulterous husband saying it depended on what the meaning of “is” is.   His disinterest in whether she committed perjury was striking.  And he basically said she was not sophisticated enough to understand the markings on classified material.

Director Comey failed to clarify anything,  but he did prove to me he failed to do his job.

 

 

 

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July 7, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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Rep. Fattah expelled…

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For only the sixth time in its history,  Congress has expelled  a member, Pennsylvania representative Chaka Fattah,  who was just convicted on multiple counts of racketeering and fraud.    Fattah didn’t want to resign until the day before his sentencing hearing,  which didn’t sit well with House leadership.   As a point of interest,  all six people expelled have been Democrats,  which is in keeping with the character of their presidential candidate.

 

 

 

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June 24, 2016 at 11:55 pm

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