Did not see this one coming. I think this makes 26 GOP House members not running for re-election now.
[Axios] South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy announced he was not running for re-election on Wednesday.
"I will not be filing for re-election to Congress nor seeking any other political or elected office; instead I will be returning to the justice system."
Damn, that sucks. He's good in Congress. I think that's right where we need him.
If he replaces Sessions is the only exception. The Deep State must have dirt on him. It's the only explanation for the crappy weak job he's done.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 ||
01/31/2018 14:49 Comments ||
The Deep State must have something on him
I dunno, Gowdy seems clean. I would think that the D.C. burn-out factor is high. He'd been at it a long time. Maybe he figured he was not accomplishing what he wanted or that he was away from his family too much. He seems like a more than capable guy when compared to other Congresscritters--some are bottom feeders who should have been gone long ago; he wasn't that sort. I got a long list of others who ought to go; he's not on my list.
1) Nothing says 'new, modern Democratic Party' like the runt of the Kennedy litter; 2) Yes, he was drooling, or he forgot to wipe the jizz off of his mouth.
[TheWrap] Many Democrats on Twitter praised Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Tuesday for a State of the Union response that was inclusive and impassioned. Republicans said he was literally drooling.
The response to the State of the Union is an unenviable job ‐ the speaker needs to follow the president, spelling out an agenda from the ultimate bully pulpit. Many on the left said Kennedy, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, did his ancestors proud by appealing to struggling Americans from all walks of life.
But look at the right side of his mouth, said Republicans. That’s spittle! The speech was a decent one for the first couple of minutes but quickly devolved into the usual litany of Democratic clichés and talking points.
He was pathetic. He sounded like something you'd hear in a high school speech class. He was obviously nervous, looked like he was breaking out in flop sweat. He did a lot of whining and had very few facts. The kid is still wet behind the ears and nowhere near ready for prime time.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
01/31/2018 10:07 Comments ||
Democrats fight back against rich people who don't get there via merit by using Joe Kennedy III?!?
Not much luster left from the Kennedy clan. Let's face it, the Dems are desperate. Between Hillary and Obama, the DNC got tapped out of money, leadership, direction and future candidates. Not all bad for the pubs if they choose to push prosecutions and try to restore the rule of law. C,mon Trump, your supporters were not B.S.-ing when they said "Lock her up."
h/t Hot Air
The White House received the famous memo compiled by the House Intelligence Committee alleging abuses in the use of the Trump dossier shortly after the House vote yesterday. They are now in their second day of reviewing the document.
...According to a breaking story in the Washington Post, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray paid a visit to the White House to try to prevent release of the memo
...Shortly before the House Intelligence Committee voted to make the document public, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein warned Kelly that the four-page memo prepared by House Republicans could jeopardize classified information and implored the president to reconsider his support for making it public, those people said. Rosenstein was joined in the meeting at the White House by FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.
...In response, Kelly told Rosenstein and Wray that the president was still inclined to release the memo but the White House would go through a review led by the National Security Council and the White House Counsel’s Office, a senior administration official said. That review is expected to take at least several days, a senior White House official said.
...Their argument is utter bullsh**. What they are doing is closing ranks to try to protect their bureaucracies from criticism. Good work if you can get it, but it would be a major shock if Trump, the reality TV maestro, allowed this kind of a a tease and anticipation to build and then acted like Geraldo Rivera investigating Al Capone’s Vault.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
01/31/2018 10:12 Comments ||
And they've been hiding behind this classified argument long enough. Baraq said they have evidence to prove Russians hacked the DNC server but he can't release it because it's classified. That's awfully convenient and it will not suffice in court. It's wearing thin for the FBI and Democrats too. Is it classified because they're trying to keep from going to jail? We need to have this thing out.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
01/31/2018 10:21 Comments ||
You gonna put your money under your mattress?
Dogecoin, baby, none of that noninflationary bitcoin for me...
You gonna put your money under your mattress?
You have the noive to insinuate that stuff is MONEY? At least the local real estate taxing authority accepted it today for my most recent rent payment tax bill.
[PowerLine]...Ms. Daniels issued her "Official Statement" on tabloid claims that she had an affair with Donald Trump more than a decade ago:
To Whom It May Concern:
Over the past few weeks I have been asked countless times to comment on reports of an alleged sexual relationship I had with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago.
The fact of the matter is that each party to this alleged affair denied its existence in 2006, 2011, 2016, 2017 and now again in 2018. I am not denying this affair because I was paid "hush money" as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened.
[THEAMERICANMIRROR] Luis Gutierrez, the illegal alien-loving congressman from Illinois, appeared to be triggered during President Trump’s soaring rhetoric during the State of the Union address and fled the House chamber.
Trump praised the Capitol building, calling it a monument to the American people.
As applause broke out, so did chants of "USA! USA! USA!"
Gutierrez left his seat as several Democrats patted him on the arm as he retreated to a safe space. video at link. Run pendejo!
A supposed "citizen" who clearly hates the United States? He must be in a really safe district full of the same mentality. Trump should send in a battalion of ICE agents. The lamentations of the women MFM would be glorious.
[ConservativeTreehouse] Well, well, well... Snap. This is an interesting development, potentially quite explosive, and, perhaps, stunningly affirmational.
According to Catherine Herridge, after Chairman Nunes personally took FBI Director Christopher Wray to view the "Intel Memo" on Sunday night, and prior to the House Intel Committee vote to release the memo Monday evening, FBI Director Christopher Wray sent a Main Justice official and a "counterintelligence official" to view the content.
According to her report, those officials: "could not point to any factual inaccuracies."
Catherine Herridge ‐ Two senior FBI officials have now reviewed a controversial Republican staff memo alleging abuses of government surveillance programs during the 2016 presidential campaign, a source familiar with the matter told Fox News ‐ adding that the officials "could not point to any factual inaccuracies."
The two officials ‐ one from the bureau’s counterintelligence division and the other from the legal division ‐ followed up after an initial review of the memo during a rare Sunday trip to Capitol Hill by FBI Director Christopher Wray.
The House Intelligence Committee voted late Monday along party lines to release the memo, prompting a backlash from Democratic lawmakers. Top Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff called it a "very sad day." President Trump has five working days to review the contents but is widely expected not to block its release.
After the contentious committee vote Monday night, the source confirmed that House staffers physically took the memo over to the White House for the president.
Now, there is no explanation as to the sub-department origin of the Main Justice official, or whether that person was from the DOJ National Security Division. However, on the other side of the Justice Department, the official is identified as ’counterintelligence’.
Understanding the sensitivity of the matter (no pun intended), Director Wray likely sent a top official from Main Justice, and likely the top official within the FBI Counterintelligence division. The top official within FBI counterintelligence is still the same official present during the 2016/2017 "Trump Operation". That top counterintelligence official is Bill Priestap.
If Director Wray sent FBI Director of Counterintelligence Bill Priestap to the House SCIF to review the content, and Bill Priestap said he "could not point to any factual inaccuracies", then it is virtually certain that Priestap is cooperating (ie. flipped). Continues.
Either Wray sent Priestap over to check the memo or he sent him over to "read and then come back and explain yourself." I suppose the "explain yourself" part flipped Priestap.
Flipping Priestap would be good news as he is privy to a lot of dirty administration laundry as those FISA warrants and other tidbits had to cross his desk in process.
Yep, if Priestap is truly on board with the investigation...and we don't know completely what kind of dirt Horowitz has unearthed...then all of these anti-Trump warriors left over from the prior administration will find themselves in deep doodoo.
I wonder if Zero is making reservations for a long vacation to a tropical paradise with no extradition?
Reads like Priestap flipped. I wonder who the attorney was from the legal dept.? Strzok worked under Priestap; he had to know what was going on. The back and forth messages between Strzok and his sweetie, Page would indicate Priestap knew.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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