Mike Morrell factoid from the closing:
[Breitbart] Morell charged the dossier "doesn’t take you anywhere, I don’t think."
"I had two questions when I first read it. One was, how did Chris talk to these sources? I have subsequently learned that he used intermediaries."
And then I asked myself, why did these guys provide this information, what was their motivation? And I subsequently learned that he paid them. That the intermediaries paid the sources and the intermediaries got the money from Chris. And that kind of worries me a little bit because if you’re paying somebody, particularly former FSB [Russian intelligence] officers, they are going to tell you truth and innuendo and rumor, and they’re going to call you up and say, "Hey, let’s have another meeting, I have more information for you," because they want to get paid some more.
I think you’ve got to take all that into consideration when you consider the dossier. My emphaisis added.
[TruthRevolt] In a Fox & Friends appearance on Wednesday, Eric Trump shut down the accusations that his father is a racist in the most concise way possible.
"My father sees one color: green," said the second-eldest son of President Trump.
"That's all he cares about. He cares about the economy, right? He does not see race. He's the least racist person I have ever met in my entire life. It's total nonsense."
Trump is upset that his father will never be credited for reviving a sluggish economy, especially within the black community:
"And you know what? At the same time they're saying that, they'll never report that African-American unemployment is the lowest it has ever been; the lowest it's ever been in this country. They won't give him any credit for that. And by the way, he campaigned on that."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the black unemployment rate at under 7 percent for the first time since they began tracking in the early 70's.
"But then they'll go out and call him racist," added Trump. "It's very sad. It's a race to the bottom. They stoop very, very low. And the reason they do that is they don't have their own message."
Trump went on to say that the Democrats have no platform and no clue what the American people want, whereas his dad tapped into a side of the U.S. largely ignored by the Left. And the money quote..
"The reason he won the election is he had a message that actually resonated with the people of this country and he's, quite frankly, delivered on it," Trump said. "And I think it really scares them." And that is why the donks will do ANYTHINK to discredit and remove him from office, including risking a civil war. They know that if minorities wake up and start paying attention to facts instead of "RACISM!!!", the donks are finished as a party.
[PoliZette] An Australian investigative journalist who is a retired police detective said Tuesday he has been asked to provide the FBI with details about multiple allegations of mishandling millions of dollars contributed to the Clinton Foundation by the Aussie government.
"I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers," Michael Smith told LifeZette.
At the center of Smith’s complaints are former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and multiple Australian government officials, including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, that government’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Downer hit U.S. headlines recently when he was reported to have told the FBI of a May 2016 conversation he had with George Papadopoulos, then a campaign aide to President Donald Trump. Downer told U.S. law enforcement officials that Papadopoulos told him Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton.
The New York Times claimed in its Dec. 30, 2017, story that the information Downer gave the FBI was a major factor in the bureau’s decision to investigate allegations of collusion between Russian interests and the Trump campaign. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI last year.
The materials Smith is giving the FBI focus on a 2006 memorandum of understanding between the Australian government and the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton HIV/AIDs Initiative (CHAI). Smith claims the foundation received a "$25M financial advantage dishonestly obtained by deception" as a result of actions by Bill Clinton and Downer, who was then Australia’s minister of foreign affairs.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.