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Wall Street Journal Calls for Mueller to Resign | Dec 05 2017

WSJ Demands “Too Conflicted” Mueller To Resign From Russia Probe

|| WSJ

“D.C. was set ablaze following reports that special counsel Robert Mueller was forced to fire FBI agent Peter Strzok from the Russia probe over anti-Trump text messages.

On Monday, the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed calling for Mueller to resign from the probe.

WSJ reports:

The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he’d sent anti- Trump texts to a mistress. As troubling, Mr. Mueller and the Justice Department kept this information from House investigators, despite Intelligence Committee subpoenas that would have exposed those texts. They also refused to answer questions about Mr. Strzok’s dismissal and refused to make him available for an interview. […]

The latest news supports our view that Mr. Mueller is too conflicted to investigate the FBI and should step down in favor of someone more credible. The investigation would surely continue, though perhaps with someone who doesn’t think his job includes protecting the FBI and Mr. Comey from answering questions about their role in the 2016 election.

Unlike the mainstream media, The Gateway Pundit has long believed the chief objective behind Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is to nullify the results of the 2016 presidential election. In fact, while both liberals and conservatives declared the ‘honorable,’ ‘highly respected,’ Mueller was the correct man to lead the Russia probe, this website expressed deep reservations about the special counsel’s character and history as a prosecutor.

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea, followed by a tweet sent out by President Trump’s lawyer John Dowd, appearing to imply the White House was aware of the former National Security Advisor lied to the FBI, has brought an odd, new focus to the mission behind Mueller’s probe. Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew C. McCarthy writes in the National Review that Mueller’s end game is now clear as day; impeach the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

“It is now an obstruction investigation,” McCarthy writes in reference to Mueller’s probe, “Which means that it’s an impeachment investigation.”

Assuming I am correct about Mueller’s theory, its fatal flaw as a vehicle for prosecution is the same as it has always been: As president, Trump had incontestable power to exercise prosecutorial discretion and to fire the FBI director. […] The FBI and the Justice Department are not a separate branch of government; they are subordinates of the president delegated to exercise his power, not their own. Even on Comey’s account, Trump did not order him to shut down the Flynn investigation, even though he could have. Trump could have ordered an end of the Russia counterintelligence investigation, but he did not.

Michael Flynn, former National Security Advisor to President Trump, pleaded guilty Friday to making false statements to the FBI about contacting Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the transition.”

….Continue reading more @ TGP

 

John Oliver Gets Into Heated Argument With Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Harassment Claims

|| The Hollywood Reporter

“At a ‘Wag the Dog’ 20th anniversary screening, the ‘Last Week Tonight’ host questioned the Oscar-winning actor about recent allegations of inappropriate behavior.

John Oliver got into a testy argument with Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations against the Oscar-winning actor at a film panel in New York on Monday night.

At a 20th anniversary panel and screening of the political film Wag the Dog, Oliver asked Hoffman about recent sexual harassment allegations made against him by Anna Graham Hunter, going back to when she was a 17-year-old production assistant on the 1985 TV film Death of a Salesman. According to The Washington Post‘s Steve Zeitchik, who tweeted about the back-and-forth as it happened and later posted a full story and video of what transpired, Hoffman “grew visibly uncomfortable.”

The Last Week Tonight host broached the subject approximately halfway through the hourlong prescreening discussion, according to Zeitchik’s story.

“This is something we’re going to have to talk about because … it’s hanging in the air,” Oliver said to Hoffman at the discussion, according to the Post.

“It’s hanging in the air?” Hoffman said. “From a few things you’ve read you’ve made an incredible assumption about me,” he noted, adding sarcastically, “You’ve made the case better than anyone else can. I’m guilty.”

Oliver seized in particular on Hoffman’s apology after The Hollywood Reporter revealed the allegations against the actor.

When contacted by THR, Hoffman said, “I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am.”

“It’s ‘not reflective of who I am’ — it’s that kind of response to this stuff that pisses me off,” Oliver said during the panel discussion, according to the Post. “It is reflective of who you were. If you’ve given no evidence to show it didn’t [happen] then there was a period of time for a while when you were a creeper around women. It feels like a cop-out to say, ‘It wasn’t me.’ Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?”

The rest of the discussion was dominated by Oliver, Hoffman and the subject of sexual harassment, with other panel participants and audience members trying to change the subject, the Post reports, claiming that Oliver himself even tried to move on and talk about the film but Hoffman returned to the harassment claims.

Hoffman said several times Monday night that he didn’t believe he’d done anything wrong, the Post reported. He said he didn’t recall meeting Graham Hunter and that whatever he said on set was simply how members of “a family” talked to one another, the Post says.

“I still don’t know who this woman is,” Hoffman said. “I never met her; if I met her it was in concert with other people.”

The actor said he felt blindsided because neither Oliver nor organizers told him the moderator would raise the subject, according to the Post.

At one point, Hoffman asked Oliver if he believed the reports about him and Oliver said, “Yes, because there’s no point in [an accuser] lying.”

“Well, there’s a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years,” Hoffman said.

“Oh Dustin,” Oliver said disapprovingly, putting his head in his hand.

Oliver said he considered not bringing up the contentious subject at what was intended to be a benign event but decided he had an obligation to do so, the Post reported.

“I can’t leave certain things unaddressed,” the host said. “The easy way is not to bring anything up. Unfortunately that leaves me at home later at night hating myself. ‘Why the … didn’t I say something? No one stands up to powerful men.'”

“Am I the powerful man?” Hoffman asked.

Hoffman later said to Oliver of the allegations against him, “You weren’t there,” and the Last Week Tonight host replied, “I’m happy [I wasn’t],” according to Zeitchik.”

….Continue reading more @ THR

Liberals Call for Maher to be fired from HBO | June 04, 2017

Bill Maher Apologizes As Liberal Calls For His Firing Grow

|| Daily Caller

“Comedian Bill Maher has apologized for calling himself a “house n***er” on his HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” But that apology many not be enough to quell the liberal voices calling for his ouster.

In a statement, Maher said, “I regret saying it and am very sorry.”

Many liberal groups have been calling for HBO to fire Maher over the comment.

ThinkProgress, the blog associated with the liberal activist group Center for American Progress, posted a piece Saturday entitled, “Bill Maher has been a public racist for a long time. Here are the receipts,” in which they list questionable racial jokes Maher has made over his career. The piece claimed Maher is “deeply Islamophobic.”

Maher has long been the subject of ire from the left because of his stance against radical Islam. On many other issues he is a down-the-line progressive, but he has continually been a critic of the political left for denying the reality of the threat from Islamic terrorists.

Liberal website the root also said that Maher “has to go.”

For its part, HBO released a statement condemning the joke and saying it would be edited out of rebroadcasts of the show. “Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless. We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show,” the statement read.”

…..Continue reading more @ Daily Caller

‘Hillary Won Fair and Square’ – Real Lies with Bill Maher | June 2016

HBO and John Oliver Need to Explain Why They were Working with Clinton Campaign Since 2015 | Oct 2016

Daily Caller Asks “Who’s Laughing Now?” As Liberal Losers Predict Trump Will Never Be President | Nov 12 2016

The Left Wing Echo Chamber Gets It So Wrong

– Daily Caller

“Despite the media laughing in his face for the past year, Donald Trump won the 2016 election.

TV’s finest have spent the past two and a half days walking back months of Trump ridicule, but like elephants, the Internet video wizards don’t forget.

Let’s review a few of their greatest hits.”

…..Continue reading @ DailyCaller

 

Chris Matthews Smacks Maddow With Reality Hammer…

– the Conservative Tree House

“Mr Tingles discusses the election result via UniParty immigration usurpation, Clinton and Trump. In essence, Mr. Tingles plays the role of the cow who licked Rachel Maddow on the forehead, leaving her cross-eyed….”

…..Continue reading @ the Conservative Treehouse

HBO and John Oliver Need to Explain Why They were Working with Clinton Campaign Since 2015 | Oct 2016

HBO and John Oliver Need to Explain Why They were Working with Clinton Campaign Since 2015 | Oct 2016

Hacked Emails Tie HBO’s John Oliver Directly To Clinton Foundation

– Daily Caller

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Hacked emails obtained by transparency group DC Leaks show that the Clinton Foundation reached out to HBO’s John Oliver about cooperating on an unknown, joint project during the spring of 2015.

In the email in question, Greg Propper, co-president of social activist group Propper-Daley and longtime Clinton Foundation partner, wrote to Clinton ally Capricia Marshall and Sarah Henning, a top Clinton Foundation official, that “we’ve made contact with John Olivier [sic].”

“His team is working on it,” Propper wrote in reference to the unknown project. “Hope to have an answer tomorrow. xo.”

Oliver joined HBO as the host of “Last Week Tonight” in 2014.

According to Infowars, Oliver began growing increasingly hostile to Donald Trump after the eventual Republican nominee began picking up steam in the primary.

He devoted an entire episode to attacking Donald Trump on February 29, 2016, and though the “Donald Drumpf” episode would go on to being his least watched episode of the season, the segment has become HBO’s all-time, highest viewed piece of online content.”

– Hopefully now that Oliver has shown collusion with the Hillary Clinton Campaign, he will now address why. /CJ

…..Continue reading @ Daily Caller

 

 

More proof the press is all in for Hillary Clinton

– Personaliberty.com

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“Newly unearthed emails from Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s handlers provide further proof of how the former top diplomat plays members of the media to cover for her scandals.

According to emails uncovered by a Republican National Committee lawsuit reveal that Clinton’s State Department flunkies coordinated with the White House to keep reporters from asking tough questions about the former first lady’s emails.

Just two days after Clinton held her first press conference to address her email scandal in May of last year, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki got an email from the White House asking how to best shield Clinton replacement John Kerry from quizzed about the emails.

“Think we can get this done so [Kerry] is not asked about email,” Jennifer Palmieri, then the White House’s communications director, wrote ahead of Kerry’s appearance on Face the Nation.

Psaki wrote back that State was doing its best to kill the CBS interview.

“And we are going to hold on any other TV options just given the swirl of crap out there,” she added.

Other emails from Clinton State Department employees show that Clinton’s people were also working with Last Week Tonight host John Oliver to portray Clinton as a better presidential choice than Republican Donald Trump.

Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson reported:

The hacked email, which was unearthed by the DC Leaks outfit, suggests some level of collusion between the Clintons, HBO and the British television host.

As presenter of the popular HBO show Last Week Tonight, Oliver has made a name for himself with a series of anti-Donald Trump monologues, including one that made global headlines when he revealed that the Trump family name was once changed from the ancestral name “Drumpf”.

The email was sent on February 19, 2015 by Greg Propper, an advisor to The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Its recipients included Sarah Henning, Director of Programs at the Clinton Foundation, and Capricia Marshal, who served as served as chief of protocol from 2009 to 2013 under Secretary Clinton at the State Department.

The email, which was sent to Henning’s ‘clintonfoundation.org’ address, is entitled, “We’ve made contact with John Olivier” and the body of the email reads, “And his team is working on it. Hope to have an answer tomorrow.”

It’s worth noting that following the correspondence, Oliver delivered multiple negative monologues about Trump with virtually no criticism of Clinton’s scandal-ridden political career.”

….Continue reading @ Personaliberty.com

One has to wonder if Bill Maher had similar emails, discussions and ‘projects’ with the Clinton Campaign?  /CJ

‘Hillary Won Fair and Square’ – Real Lies with Bill Maher | June 2016

 

 Clinton Email Leak: Hillary Campaign ‘Worked With’ Bloomberg Reporter On Anti-Sanders Story

– Daily Caller

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“Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign collaborated with Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein to create an anti-Bernie Sanders story prior to the Nevada caucus.In the vast trove of Clinton emails leaked Thursday by the organization DCLeaks, there is an email exchange between Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Emily Ruiz, head of the campaign’s Nevada operation. In the exchange, Ruiz and Mook discuss rumors that Sanders volunteers were posing as Clinton operatives and engaging in irritating behavior like knocking on voters’ doors at 11 pm.

Then, Mook reveals that the campaign is working with Epstein on a piece bashing Sanders staff for underhanded tactics.”

….More @ Daily Caller

Society at the Seams | May 2016

South American Misery is Good Sport for John Oliver on HBO

– Youtube

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– Last weekend the comedian John Oliver went on a long rant about the dire situation in Venezuela, which in his world safe in NYC, must seem quite hilarious.

Sadly people are dying and truly suffering. Oliver went on to blame the societal meltdown of the socialist nation on the falling price of oil, curiously failing to mention the other major issues you will see below. Unfortunately Mr. Oliver blocks youtube playback on other sites, so you’ll have to see it there.

Unfortunately, the socialist situation there is a bit more complex than John Oliver will allow, a “country you think about so little….” Really John?

See the video here @ HBO

 

 

Meanwhile Bernie Sanders Goes to the Happiest Place on Earth

– Youtube

– For the record:

“Disneyland has a larger cumulative attendance than any other theme park in the world, with over 650 million guests since it opened. In 2013, the park hosted approximately 16.2 million guests, making it the third most visited park in the world that calendar year.[2][3] According to a March 2005 Disney Company report, 65,700 jobs are supported by the Disneyland Resort, including about 20,000 direct Disney employees and 3,800 third-party employees (independent contractors or their employees.”

…continue reading @ wikipedia.org

 

Our Story – Venezuela’s Secret & 21st Century Socialism

– Youtube

– A detailed and heartrending statement on behalf of the students of Venezuela suffering under the Chavez imposed socialism of the past 17 years.

None of this was even alluded to by John Olivers’ odd piece, and while Bernie talks about Danish socialism as a model for the United States, he never seems to mention Venezuela, nor its students who are fighting the socialist regime.

See the whole video here @ Youtube

 

Man Hurls Fire at Albuquerque Police During Anti-Trump Rally

– Youtube

 

American students play at socialist ‘revolution’ in Albuquerque

– Youtube

 

 

 

 

It’s No Joke: Venezuela Cracks Down On Comedians

– NPR

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Venezuelan comedian Laureano Marquez performs a stand-up routine at a theater in Caracas last year. Marquez says the government is now cracking down on comedians who make jokes about the government and the country’s economic problems.
Photo credit: Christian Veron/Reuters/Landov

“Laureano Marquez was performing a benefit at his old high school in the Venezuelan city of Maracay. The comedian dwelled on the absurdities of life in this oil-rich nation, where gas is cheaper than water but it’s hard to find milk, toilet paper and many other everyday goods.

In the supermarket, Marquez said, desperate customers will steal scarce items right out of your shopping cart.

“In Venezuela, you get robbed of stuff that isn’t even yours yet,” he said to a round of laughs.

Turning serious, Marquez tells the crowd that the socialist revolution, launched 16 years ago by the late Hugo Chavez, is collapsing under the weight of bad policies and corrupt public officials.

That message doesn’t sit well with Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro. Besides jailing opposition leaders and cracking down on protesters, the Maduro government is now going after comics.

Marquez says that three of his recent shows were canceled after all three clubs that booked him were suddenly closed down for alleged tax evasion. He’s also been shut out of government-run theaters and hotels.”

…continue reading @ NPR