"When we survey our lives
we soon observe that
almost the whole of our actions
are bound up with
the existence of other human beings."
some time ago...an outfit called Liberty Guard (the founder and chairman, Congressman Bob Barr, retired), produced a pamphlet titled, "Hillary Rodham Clinton: A History of Scandal, Corruption and Cronyism" and the very first thing, was this:
the full story can be found at New York Times, circa 2015, HERE."1)NEW YORK TIMES: ...Canadian uranium billionaire Frank Giustra and Bill Clinton flew to Kazakhstan together. Giustra then landed a huge uranium mining deal. Giustra donated $31 million and pledged another $100 million to the Clinton Foundation. In 2010 a Russian company wanted to buy Uranium One, which had taken over Giustra's company. The new Chairman of Uranium One, Ian Teller, secretly donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation, which failed to report this money. In June of 2010, Bill Clinton was paid $500,000 to deliver a speech in Moscow. In October of 2010, the U.S. State Department under Hillary Clinton approved the sale of Uranium One to the Russian company. The $135 million in donations the Clinton Foundation received from investors in Uranium One were never disclosed, violating Hillary's signed deal with the Obama administration. Uranium is the essential element needed to make nuclear weapons. Thanks to Hillary, Russia now controls 20% of U.S. uranium."
Now, to the controversy, beginning with the letter to James Comey, former FBI Director:
Dear Director Comey:
I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately.
While I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the Bureau.
It is essential that we find new leadership for the FBI that restores public trust and confidence in its vital law enforcement mission.
I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.
Donald J. Trump.
The democrats are treating this as a constitutional crisis, when in fact, the president just got rid of the riff-raff...an act that is fully under the law as president of the United States; and further, an act that actually followed through with the wishes of the democrats, dating back to July 5th, at least. (And thank you, Mark Alexander for this post, @The Patriot Post, a place where true intelligence meets the day to day news with a courageous, authentic, patriotic, spirit and great insight --- with honors!)
The president stated in the letter, that there were three times when the former director, Comey, told Trump that he was NOT under investigation.
Now someone who should be investigated -- for canoodling with the Russians....and ....um....like, sending confidential top security emails via a personal email account AND using a personal unprotected server for her confidential State Department correspondence -- the very illegal server that even President Obama, himself, knew all about...and of course, there is the horror of developing an entire lie to cover up the Benghazi misstep at the State Department, after ignoring requests to beef up the security, which as we all know now, ended with the tragedy of losing four Americans.....hello? --- might just be Hillary, for Edgar J. Hoover's freaking sake.
As the president said --
"It is essential that we find
new leadership for the FBI
that restores public trust
in its vital law enforcement mission."
The thing is, what the people expect of the FBI, and really all entities designed to protect and defend the Rule of Law -- is an unbiased , law abiding, non-political, experienced body, that is being led by an unbiased, law abiding, non-political, experienced leader.
Comey became a liability the moment he began to step up to the mic, the second he said too much in the public arena, the instant he began to overstep his authority with the way he played with the truth and lies, and things known and unknown.
Trump could not fire Comey in July
-- he wasn't the president.
Trump could not fire Comey in November
-- he was merely the president-elect.
Trump could not fire Comey on day one
-- for he just didn't have all the information yet.
Trump waited to have the key information, in order to make the key judgement necessary, from the man who would become Comey's direct boss -- which only happened two weeks ago -- Rod Rosenstein. See HERE. Hey, and even if it was not Rod's idea to begin with -- as rumors seem to say -- the president is the president, this is his call to make any way you want to shake it.
[You better click that link to Rod's recommendations; it says it all. And it is very complete. Don't even waste your time getting the account correct from CNN and Anderson Cooper; that is truly fake news.]
But clearly, it's like Trump was damned if he did and damned if he didn't; but nobody can deny that Trump waited to have all the information, and that's a good thing. While The Left predicted his administration would be going nuclear at every turn, the truth is, his directives have been nothing but measured. So, what, that's not attractive now just because it's Trump doing the doling out? Seriously?
And another thing! RUSSIA DID NOT EFFECT THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION.
Hillary was, and continues to be, the worst possible candidate for the democratic party -- possibly ever. How many times do we have to go over this? It says nothing, to say she got the popular vote -- concentrated mostly from two states, California and New York. Why bother talk about it anymore; this is old news with fake news of Russian interference playing with the whole truth and nothing but the un-truth. Hillary is really good at masterminding a story to cover a story to cover up something that is just gawd awful. [The Liberty Guard pamphlet listed, like, fifty of em]
And really, if we were to spend any matter of time on this matter, the Podesta discovery -- apparently leaked by wikileaks and the Russians...was pretty damaging all on its own. The Donna Brazile controversy, the leaking of questions to the Clinton camp, dealt a series of serious self-inflicted blows....and you can just read this for all the dirty details.
But let's be real -- all these conversations and sneaky situations actually happened; it's not like the leaked emails were totally made up -- these were actual emails between the upper echelon of the Clinton campaign. Is that the Russian's fault? And just where, oh where, is the "needy latino" uproar, once that comment came to see the light of day?
There is a fascinating piece offered from Hillsdale College, it's monthly publication, Imprimis, which highlights a talk from Herbert Meyer in the February issue. It may not have anything to do with Comey's firing, but it has everything to do with the timing and the gathering of intelligence, and what happens when we add experience and insight.
With a little luck, key judgement comes after asking the right questions; it becomes the proper response only after the gathering of information combines with experience and insight and ultimately paves the way to making a decision that changes everything. This Comey firing is a perfect example.
In the same way, a case could be made that the American people gathered intelligence all on their own throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, in spite of, both candidates having their fair share of issues and controversy. The bottom line is that Trump came out the winner and is the president of the United States.
This is key judgement; the reason this is key judgement is because the United States of America is still a republic-- the intelligence and insight of the masses came together and made Trump the victor. End of story.
We will know how serious this president is about the Rule of Law once we see his pick...
and it goes without saying, this will be a chance for Trump's "intelligence and insight" to properly meet and make good on his intentions, on behalf of the American people.
In the meantime, this is not a good day for America, for it illuminates just how wide and deep personal and political bias frames the news of the day -- mainstream media, and much of the cable news networks, are coming unhinged, being completely out of touch with where most Americans truly stand on Comey's Bureau worthiness, and all but ignoring what the democrats as a whole were saying about Comey...that is, up until May 9th.
Rod Rosenstein made quite clear a set of recommendations to the president; the president took that intelligence to heart and mind, adding a wellspring of his past experiences and insight -- a culmination of years of working with people from all over the globe -- to shape his final decision.
My final recommendations: Let's move on. Given that all critical/favorable eyes will be upon whoever the next FBI Director may be, let's get on with it! Let's start over! [And may that person also have the back bone to investigate Hillary all over again, starting with the Clinton Foundation, then scaling the open borders of Benghazi, and finally delving into the deep space storage and transmission of confidential intelligence, amid an illegal private server, adding up to innumerable felonious acts while Secretary of State.]
Make it a Good Day, G