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Tucker Carlson: The real reason Obama intel officials don’t want you to know how they spied on Americans

On Tuesday, the Washington Post, our hometown newspaper here in the nation’s capital, published an op-ed by former FBI Director Jim Comey. In the piece, Comey explains that whatever surveillance the Obama Justice Department conducted on the 2016 Trump campaign was entirely justified and within bounds — nothing weird about it at all. Yes, American citizens were monitored electronically without their knowledge, but it wasn’t spying. Of course, it wasn’t “spying.” It was “investigating.” It was done for your own good. And if you don’t like it, you’re unpatriotic and possibly, mentally ill. That’s Comey’s position. What the op-ed did not contain was any evidence at all that what he said is true. Comey is a bitter partisan with a long history of shading the truth. But he suggests you’ve got to trust him anyway. It’s your duty to trust him. Okay, well, here’s another idea. We could see for ourselves exactly what happened in 2016. We could declassify all the relevant information and then make it public. That way, we wouldn’t have to take anyone’s word for what happened — Comey’s word, President Trump’s word, or anyone else’s word. The president has suggested doing just that. The left is outraged by the idea. “Trump has every reason to believe Barr will use his new powers to aid the President’s anti-deep state propaganda efforts,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes said to viewers. “Trump giving Barr unilateral authority over classification is just a huge deal in the world of Intelligence agencies. Barr will be able to override other agencies’ independent classification determinations. And the goal of all this here seems pretty clear. It’s basically to give Sean Hannity material for his television show. So the plan, as it appears now, is essentially a kind of purge of the ideologically suspect members of the intelligence apparatus.” It’s a purge, like Joseph Stalin! Unless we stop the release of this information, people will die! That’s what they’re telling you. Just another day of balanced news coverage on MSNBC. Keep in mind, as you watch and rewatch that clip, that Chris Hayes is not a flack for the CIA. He’s a member of the national press corps. But he isn’t arguing for openness — just the opposite. Hayes is using his position as a public advocate to argue against giving the public more information. These are not military secrets, by the way, or the names of U.S. agents working undercover overseas. The information in question is about how the FBI spied on Americans while investigating crimes that we now know did not occur. So what could possibly be the justification for keeping all of that secret? Really, the only justification would be to protect the intel agencies from embarrassment. That’s what they fear. And that’s exactly why the former director of the CIA, John Brennan, and so many others are anxious to preserve the veil of secrecy. “I think it’s critically important that the counterintelligence professionals continue to carry out their responsibilities and resist these unwarranted and very, very irresponsible efforts to try to undermine what they’re doing,” Brennan said on MSNBC. So John Brennan thinks it’s risky, unwarranted, “very irresponsible” to let American citizens know whether their law enforcement agencies abused their power. That kind of transparency is, again, irresponsible. What if we applied the same standards to John Brennan himself? You know that after leaving the White House, Brennan was allowed to keep his security clearance, and that clearance increased his value as an employee once he entered the private sector. It allowed him, among other things, access to classified information, which he could then selectively leak to his colleagues at MSNBC. So how does giving classified information to John Brennan help American national security? Well, it doesn’t. It helps only John Brennan. Keep in mind, this is a man who has accused his political enemies of treason, a death penalty offense. “This is nothing short of treasonous, because it is a betrayal of the nation,” he said of Trump last year. “He is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Treasonous is defined as a betrayal of trust, as well as aiding and abetting the enemy. And so that was the word that came to my mind.” That was for Trump’s “crime” of holding a press conference with Vladimir Putin last summer in Finland. He was talking with the Russian president. This is not stable behavior. John Brennan is exactly the sort of person who should not have a security clearance.

Agreed 100%!  Thanks to Tucker Carlson for that spot-on op/ed.  Having spent more than two decades in the intel community myself,  I wholeheartedly agree with Tucker’s assessment.  John Brennan is a self-righteous, partisan, agenda-driven hypocrite who has NO need to retain his clearance, and frankly is an embarrassment to the intel community.  For more of this article, click on the text above.

Tucker Carlson: Michael Cohen demolishes the Russia collusion conspiracy – Will anyone be fired for lies?

Michael Cohen spent a decade as Trump’s high-profile lobbyer, toady, defender and personal attorney. And then one day, he decided that he hated Donald Trump and became Donald Trump’s mortal enemy. A big change. How did that happen? Well, Cohen told Congress this week that he had a kind of a road to Damascus experience. He was personally and morally offended by what his boss said on two occasions. First, after the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, that was the summer of 2017 and later, when he watched Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland about a year later. Those two scandals, both of them fraudulent, entirely manufactured by the left and its servants in the media, changed Michael Cohen’s mind forever. Democrats must have been gratified to hear that. Michael Cohen is a sensitive, progressive now. He is tormented by climate change and his own toxic masculinity. He is basically a one-man crusade against privilege. He is a new man. That’s his story. Well, now comes a Daily Mail piece that puts a different gloss on it. It turns out, just weeks before the FBI raided his offices last summer, Michael Cohen was shopping a book proposal. In the manuscript, which the Daily Mail has, Cohen professes love and admiration for Donald Trump. In the book proposal, Cohen defends the president against claims that he is “crazy, dumb, paranoid, in over his head or a liar” — all claims that Cohen made this week before Congress. Keep in mind that Cohen wrote the book proposal well after Charlottesville and Helsinki, those scandals that just changed him as a man. It turns out that Michael Cohen is not a very reliable narrator. But too late, he is the narrator the Democrats have chosen, and they are stuck with him. They brought him to Capitol Hill on Wednesday in the hope, the expectation, that he would prove the Russia conspiracy true. He didn’t. Instead, he demolished that conspiracy. Nobody on the left wants to admit that, but we have the tape. Let’s start with the claim that Cohen held secret meetings with Russian agents in Prague in an effort to steal the 2016 election. On its face, it sounds nuts, but they have been telling you that for years. Even John Brennan has said it. Whatever his faults, he was literally the head of the CIA, the most powerful intelligence agency in the world, and he claimed to believe that. Oswald went to Mexico City, Cohen went to Prague … it’s the perfect conspiracy. Except that Michael Cohen has never been to Prague. He testified to that on Wednesday. And by the way, he had no incentive to lie about it. “Have you ever been to Prague?” Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C. asked. “I have never been to Prague,” Cohen responded. “Never have?” “I’ve never been to [the] Czech Republic.” “Never been to Prague” … but I kind of like the music. How frustrating it must have been for Rep. Adam Schiff to hear that. “Never been to Prague.” This was the part where Michael Cohen was supposed to admit swapping micro-film with Vladimir Putin in the sauna at the Prague Marriott. Instead, he looked kind of mystified and admitted he had never even been to the country. Michael Cohen is from Long Island. He pretty much stays there. Okay, let’s try this again. How about the claim that Vladimir Putin’s agents have video of Donald Trump cavorting with hookers, and that’s how they’ve managed to blackmail Trump into saying nice things about Russia. We’ve been hearing about that since the day BuzzFeed first claimed it. If there is a hooker tape out there, I think it’s fair to assume that Michael Cohen would know about it. He is that kind of guy, a hooker tape kind of guy. Now would probably be the time he would tell us all about it, but no. “Are you aware of anything that the president has done at home or abroad that may have subjected him to or may subject him to extortion or blackmail?” asked Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md, at Wednesday’s hearing. “I am not. No,” Cohen said. “Okay, are you aware of any videotapes that may be the subject of extortion or blackmail?” I’ve heard about these tapes for a long time. I’ve had many people contact me over the years. I have no reason to believe that that tape exists. Oh damn, he did it again, straying from the script. Instead of confirming the Russia conspiracy that dominated and controlled American politics for more than two years, Michael Cohen just refuted it. What kind of witness is this guy anyway? This is getting very frustrating. Where do we get to the part where he blows the Russia case wide open and they lead Big Orange away in handcuffs and Hillary can be the president? Well, here is an idea, let’s just ask him directly. Did the Trump campaign collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election? Michael Cohen would know. He was there. By the way, it’s almost a rhetorical question. Democrats have long been absolutely certain that it happened. “I think there is plenty of evidence of collusion or conspiracy in plain sight,” Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has said. “We saw cold, hard evidence of the Trump campaign, and indeed the Trump family, eagerly intending to collude, possibly, with Russia,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said. “Plenty of evidence.” “Cold, hard evidence.” Well, if anyone can provide that kind of evidence, it would be Michael Cohen. After all, he was Donald Trump’s — is that really his name? No, it’s Donnell Troponovich. He was Donnell Troponovich’s personal attorney during the years that Troponovich was accepting suitcases full of rubles in exchange for subverting American democracy. So what is the answer, Mr. Cohen? “Based on what you know, would Mr. Trump or did he lie about colluding and coordinating with the Russians at any point during the campaign?” asked Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. “So, as I stated in my testimony, I wouldn’t use the word ‘colluding,'” Cohen replied. “Was there something odd about the back and forth praise with President Putin? Yes. But I’m not really sure that I can answer that question in terms of collusion.” The balloon just deflated. Talk about a let-down. No meeting in Prague. No blackmail. No collusion. No Russia conspiracy at all. It was all a hoax. It was a much less interesting Loch Ness monster. You’ve got to be feeling a little silly right now if you ever believed any of this. But wait. We’ve got one last idea. There is still a way Michael Cohen could send Donald Trump to prison even without Russia. What if Cohen could confirm that Trump once told him to lie to Congress? That would be obstruction of justice, at the very least. It would certainly be a crime. BuzzFeed ran a story alleging that happened. Yes, BuzzFeed is a cat blog run by unhappy people in Brooklyn. But who knows? Maybe there is something there. Certainly, cable news was convinced they had the latest bombshell from the cat blog –our last hope to end this infernal presidency and return to the happy status quo of 2010. Our hopes are on you, Michael Cohen. Did it actually happen? The reveal, please? “You lied to those congressional committees, is that correct?” Greg Steube, R-Fla., asked Cohen at Wednesday’s hearing. “Previously?” Cohen asked. “Correct.” “Yes, sir.” “You stated that Trump never directed you to lie to Congress. Is that correct?” “That’s correct.” No. Four for four. Michael Cohen strikes out. Game, set, match. The Trump presidency continues. The other team looks despondent. You can hear weeping from the press box. But wait, before we head to the parking lot and drive home, one final piece of business: What about all of the lies you just heard, not from Cohen, but from the others? Blackmail. Collusion. Russia, Russia, Russia! Are any of the liars who told those lies going to be punished for lying? Is anybody going to lose a job? Or a reputation? Or a contributor contract? Maybe just what happened to Carter Page? That might be enough. Is there any penalty for being relentlessly and recklessly dishonest for two solid years? For intentionally misleading the public in the service of a political agenda and a political party? The Democratic Party? Is a single person even going to concede what just happened, much less apologize for it? Of course not. It’s Washington. They will all be promoted tomorrow. You watch.

Excellent!!  That was taken from Tucker Carlson’s monologue yesterday..     🙂

Major advertisers reject Tucker Carlson boycott

Several major firms are resisting calls from director Judd Apatow and other Twitter liberals to boycott Tucker Carlson’s TV show because he opposes illegal immigration. Pacific Life, Indeed.com, IHOP and several other companies did pull their ads from the Fox News Channel show “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” but the resisters include such major firms as Farmer’s Insurance, Mitsubishi and John Deere. In a statement to the Daily Beast, Farmers Insurance said it “invests in advertising across a broad range of networks and programs that reflect the diversity of opinions and viewpoints found across the nation.” When Farmers advertisers on political shows, the company explained, it “should not be construed to be an endorsement of any kind as to a show’s content or the individuals appearing on the show.” The Japanese auto and ship giant concurred, telling the Beast that “our advertising media spend is determined based on demographics and psychographics, not politics.” A spokesman for German pharmaceutical giant Bayer told the Hollywood Reporter that major companies cannot reach audiences via boycotting political points of view. “Opinions or views expressed by the network’s news programs or their hosts are solely those of the network, and do not necessarily reflect those of Bayer. Given the wide diversity of media today and wide range of public opinion on any given issue, it would be an impossible task to find a major television or radio network whose entire programming schedule appeals to all audiences,” Bayer wrote. The fracas began last week, when Mr. Carlson denounced illegal immigration, saying it “makes our own country poorer, and dirtier, and more divided” and that liberals support it as “a form of atonement” for the sins of previous U.S. leaders. Over the weekend, Mr. Apatow took to Twitter to troll companies who advertise on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” demanding to know why they bought advertising time. But Fox News is standing by its host and attacking the social-justice warriors as enemies of free political debate. “It is a shame that left-wing advocacy groups, under the guise of being supposed ‘media watchdogs’ weaponize social media against companies in an effort to stifle free speech. We continue to stand by and work with our advertisers through these unfortunate and unnecessary distractions,” a Fox News Channel spokesperson said. According to The Associated Press, most of the companies that have pulled their ads are placing elsewhere on Fox News, meaning the network is under no broad pressure. But many are refusing the social-justice-warrior demands. A spokesperson for John Deere curtly told the Hollywood Reporter that “John Deere is an advertiser on the Fox Network. Our ads appear on various shows on the network.” And MyPillow, the biggest advertiser for Mr. Carlson’s show, said in a statement Tuesday that it has no plans to leave. “I make all of my advertising decisions based on what is best for MyPillow, my customers and my employees,” CEO Mike Lindell told the Associated Press in a statement Tuesday.

Kudos to these advertisers who didn’t cave to the mob mentality of the pc police and speech Nazis like Judd Apatow.

Tucker Carlson: Accepting election outcomes you don’t like is something only Republicans are required to do

It’s been more than a week since the last votes were cast in the 2018 midterms, that was last Tueday. but still several key races remain unresolved. In the state of Florida, a recount is ongoing, and we’ll have more on that in a moment. It’s a pretty weird story. But perhaps strangest of all is what’s happening in Georgia. The race for Georgia governor was tight for months, you probably followed it, but it finished in the end pretty much exactly where the polls predicted it would finish: The Republican Brian Kemp defeated Democrat Stacy Abrams by about one and a half percentage points. In a big state, that is an awful lot of votes. For reasons she hasn’t really explained though, Stacey Abrams has refused to accept those results. Her allies are now claiming the election was stolen. Here’s what some of them are saying: OHIO SEN. SHERROD BROWN (D): If Stacy Abrams doesn’t win in Georgia, they stole it. It’s clear. It’s clear. NEW JERSEY SEN. CORY BOOKER (D): Stacey Abrams’s election is being stolen from her, using what I think are insidious measures to disenfranchise certain groups of people HILLARY CLINTON: I know Stacey well, she was one of my really strong surrogates in the campaign. If she’d had a fair election, she already would have won. Election fraud! That’s what they’re saying. — By the way, is there anyone more fraudulent than Cory Booker? Think about that. But back to election fraud. It’s a serious charge. And it’s telling that nobody making that charge has provided any evidence that it actually happened. No detail at all. Most remarkable of all though is that Hillary Clinton is one of the voices in this chorus. We keep track and we remember Hillary’s view just two years ago. Here’s what she thought of losing candidates who claim the election is rigged in October 2016: “That’s horrifying! You know, every time Donald thinks things are not going in his direction, he claims, whatever it is, it’s rigged against him. … That is not the way our democracy works. We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. … He is denigrating, he’s talking down our democracy. And I, for one, am appalled.” She’s appalled. You got to accept the outcomes you don’t like. But it turns out that accepting outcomes you don’t like is something only Republicans are required to do. Richard Nixon had an entire presidential election stolen from him by JFK in 1960. Liberals applauded when Nixon chose not to contest that election. But Democrats do not apply the same standard to themselves. When Democrats lose, there is always a reason, a reason that has nothing to do with alienating voters or getting fewer votes. It’s Putin rigged the machines. The Macedonians hacked Facebook. Roger Stone sent unapproved tweets, or the perennial favorite, you’re racist, all of you who didn’t vote for us, you’re racist, you’re immoral bigots. And, of course, that’s what we’re hearing once again now. By the way, it’s a lie. America is not a racist country. It’s a kind and decent country. But the left hopes that by calling you enough names they’ll bully you into giving them more power. They always try that and sometimes it works. It might work this time. The question is what’s the cost to the country?

Exactly..  Well said, Tucker.  Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET).

Tucker Carlson: Independent counsels are a handy way to settle political scores

CBS News reported Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller may soon issue new indictments. It’s not clear who will be charged, but there are indications of it. Some suggest that political consultant Roger Stone may be on the list. Another possible target is a man called Jerome Corsi, a 72-year-old author and Harvard-trained political scientist, who is an associate of Stone’s. Of course, he has said he expects charges soon. What for? Well, apparently for perjury. Corsi says he was manipulated into making false statements to Mueller’s lawyers. And if that’s true, well, obviously, it’s not good. But let’s put this into some perspective. False statements are everywhere in Washington. That’s what the city specializes in. And not small statements about small things. Barack Obama told you your premiums would go down and you could keep your doctor. James Clapper told Congress that the NSA was not spying on you. Clapper said that under oath. It was an outright lie. He was never charged. So the obvious lesson is, as long as you’re powerful and your lie is big enough, you are never, ever charged in Washington. No one is. You can wreck an entire health system, you can take an entire country to war under false pretenses. You can kill American citizens with drone strikes. And you can lie about all of it. Nobody will ever think, for a moment, about prosecuting you. But give the finger to the establishment? Mock the people in power? That is dangerous and they’ll get you for that. — Jerome Corsi is learning that lesson the hard way, just as Mike Flynn learned it, just as George Papadopoulos learned it. All three – and others – have been bankrupted and destroyed by Robert Mueller for doing something that virtually everyone does in Washington every day with impunity – lying. So what was the point of all this? Why are we destroying all these people? What’s the justification for it? It was supposed to be about Russia! Remember? There were foreign spies afoot, there were dark forces sent by Vladimir Putin to destroy our democracy here in America. That’s what they told us again and again on cable news. That’s how we were sold on the Mueller investigation in the first place. Well, two years later we learn it was all fake. There’s no evidence that any of that was real. No plot has ever been uncovered. All we’ve really learned is that independent counsels are a handy way to settle political scores and that a lot of people on the left don’t really believe in the tenets of Western justice. One of the resident geniuses on MSNBC on Tuesday explained the new legal standard for guilt in this country. “When Mueller indicted those Russian military intelligence officers, there was a very big hint in the indictment that there was an American deeply involved,” said former U.S. Atttorney Chuck Rosenberg. “It talked about an American playing a role in that Russian interference scheme.” MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace laughed and responded with this comment: “I remember the keystroke intelligence and remember thinking anyone emailing with Russians – you’re going to be in trouble!” Emailing with Russians. That’s all it takes now to destroy a life. It’s been enough to destroy Carter Page’s life. Remember Carter Page? Page graduated at the top of his class from the Naval Academy and served this country for five years as an intelligence officer. Then he made a fateful mistake. He backed the wrong presidential campaign. Page soon found himself accused of being a Russian spy. There was never any evidence that he actually was a Russian spy. Page was never charged with spying. He was never charged with anything. It didn’t matter. The ghouls on cable news kept up the drumbeat: Carter Page, Russia! Carter Page, Russia! Before long, Carter Page’s life was over, his reputation gone. Who would hire him now? Nobody. Ever. But the ghouls don’t care. They’re on to the next victim. So is Mueller. Maybe it’ll be Jerome Corsi this time, facing a criminal perjury count. Maybe someday it will be you. They’ll make up some official-sounding charge, but don’t fool yourself. What they’re really punishing is disobedience.

Well said, Tucker.  Nothing really you can add to that.  Tucker Carlson currently serves as the host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Tucker Carlson Tonight (weekdays 8PM/ET).      🙂

Protesters Send Message to Tucker Carlson outside His Home: ‘We Know Where You Sleep at Night’

A group of protesters congregated outside what they claimed was Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night to chant threatening messages. Smash Racism D.C., a self-described “anti-fascist” group, posted a video of their members screaming obscenities at Carlson’s house and blaming his “policies” for the deaths of thousands of people. “Tucker Carlson, we will fight!” the protesters chanted. “We know where you sleep at night!” In the first video posted to Twitter, one protester can be seen ringing Carlson’s doorbell before running away. “Racist scumbag, leave town!” One tweet posted a few minutes after 7p.m. — less than an hour before the beginning of “Tucker Carson Tonight” — accuses the host of hiding because he didn’t answer his door. One of the group’s tweets, which included Carlson’s address, was removed by Twitter soon after it was posted. This particular group of left-wing agitators has previously targeted a number of prominent Republicans for public harassment, including most recently Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who was chased out of restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C., along with his wife in late September. The group also harassed Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, forcing her to leave a restaurant in June, as a group of men berated her for her role in implementing the administration’s zero-tolerance immigration-enforcement policy. Carlson described coping with public harassment during a recent appearance on National Review’s The Jamie Weinstein Show. “I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at,” Carlson said. “I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream,‘F*** you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal.” Update 11/6/2018 10:03a.m.: Twitter suspended the “Smash Racism” account late Wednesday evening. Carlson told Fox News that one protester cracked his oak front door with his body weight and another was recorded by a security camera mentioning a “pipe bomb.” The Fox News personality also revealed that his wife was home at the time of the incident and locked herself in their pantry before calling police.

Glad she did!  Hopefully, the police will be able to identify these losers, arrest them, and charge them appropriately.  What a bunch of morons!  Tucker has no “policies.”  He’s a tv personality, and author of a book.  He’s not a politician.  This sorta thing is nothing short of domestic terrorism, and should be handled as such.  For more on this story, click on the text above.

Student Claims CNN Rewrote Town Hall Question, Told Him to ‘Stick to the Script’

A Florida student claims that CNN rewrote his question for the network’s Wednesday night town hall debate on gun violence. Colton Haab, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were shot and killed last week, says he did not attend the event when he realized it would be a “total waste of [his] time.” CNN denies that it scripted questions for any of the participants at the town hall, which was attended by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch. On “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday, Haab said he was contacted several days ago by a CNN producer who asked him to write a speech to deliver at the event, in addition to questions to ask. He said after some back and forth, he was eventually provided with a question that was not his own words. “They had taken what I had wrote and what I had briefed on and talked about, and they actually wrote the question for me,” Haab said, agreeing with Carlson that it seemed “dishonest.” He said that’s why he decided not to attend the town hall. “Originally, I had thought that it was going to be more of my own question and my own say. And then it turned out to be more of just a script,” Haab said. “And [the producer] had actually said that over the phone, that I needed to stick to the script.” When Carlson asked if he believes other students’ town hall questions were reworded, Haab said “absolutely.” “Honestly, it was very shocking to me, because we just went through such a horrific tragedy,” Haab said. “For them to take that and make such a big newscast over what they want to hear, it was very upsetting to me.”

I can imagine!  For more on this story, click on the text above.