Monday, December 18, 2017
Swamp Creatures Are on the Move Against America, while President Trump Supports the Police
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS THE SWAMP -- DID YOU SAY SWAMP??? The Swamp is so deep and so wide that President Trump encounters it at his every step. And nobody seems to be helping him to drain it, but we knew it would be a one-man job, didn't we. • • • ATTENTION -- SWAMP CREATURES ON THE MOVE. • ERIC HOLDER. On Saturday the Independent Journal Review mentioned that "the Russia probe has a lot of Republicans upset following the leak of anti-Trump texts from FBI agent Peter Strzok." You bet -- it isn't exactly fair-play to allow the President to be "investigated" by a man who called him an “idiot.” And, even it Strzok was removed from the investigation in July, it is hard not to feel that Robert Mueller has breached trust by choosing a team of overwhelmingly anti-Trump politically Progressive FBI employees. • And, who is telling the GOP how to act??? None other than Obama Attonry General Eric Holder -- that's right, the only AG ever held in contempt of Congress, the only AG who ever sold guns to MExican drug cartels -- that AG. With good reason, the controversy surrounding Strzok led to calls for Mueller to step down. The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board wrote : "All of this reinforces our doubts about Mr. Mueller’s ability to conduct a fair and credible probe of the FBI’s considerable part in the Russia-Trump drama. Mr. Mueller ran the bureau for 12 years and is fast friends with Mr. Comey, whose firing by Mr. Trump triggered his appointment as special counsel. The reluctance to cooperate with a congressional inquiry compounds doubts related to this clear conflict of interest." Eric Holder would have done well to be quiet, but he had to raise his head out of the Swamp to tweet : "Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned:any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated.These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party." IJR reported that when Benghazi survivor and former Army Ranger Kris Paronto saw Holder's tweet, he couldn't let it go unchallenged and fired back : "Weren’t you the only Attorney General in U.S. history to be held in contempt of Congress?? And you don’t speak for me or the vast majority of the American people you POS!! Get back in your hole rat." Seems that shut down Swamp Creature Eric Holder because we haven't heard from him since. • LISA BLOOM. Then there is WND's report last Friday of one woman being offered $750,000 after she accused President Trump of inappropriate sexual behavior. The lawyer for the woman is Lisa Bloom -- the Swamp-bred daughter of Gloria Allred, the Swamp Creature lawyer whose latest trick was to allow a client to go public with a Roy Moore yearbook autograph that the client later said she had forged the bigger part of. Bloom seems to be atthe center, according to WND, of reports that some of Trump’s accusers were “compensated.” WND quoted TheHill, that it said had reviewed relevant documents and interviewed some of the principals. TheHill reported that Lisa Bloom, a “well-known women’s rights lawyer,” sought “to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual allegations against Donald Trump.” All this happened during the 2016 presidential race, according to TheHIll. TheHill report said Bloom’s efforts “included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000.” TheHill report says that the women’s accounts were backed by “contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by TheHill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort,” the report said. Apaprently, Bloom herself even admitted to TheHill that she engaged in “discussions” about donations for women who did make, or had considered making, claims against Trump : "Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represent,” she affirmed. Bloom insisted to TheHill that her goal was to help the women relocate or arrange security, not “to pressure the women to come forward.” TheHill also reported that Bloom said she had no contact with Hillary Clinton or her campaign, but she “declined to address any contacts with super PACs that supported the Democratic presidential nominee.” TheHill described one scenario : "One Bloom client who received financial help from Bloom was New York City makeup artist Jill Harth. The former beauty contestant manager filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997 and then withdrew it under pressure. The news media discovered the litigation during the election, and Harth’s name became public in the summer of 2016. She asked Bloom to represent her in the fall after hearing Trump describe her allegations against him as false, and became a vocal critic of Trump. 'I consider myself lucky to have had Lisa Bloom by my side after my old lawsuit resurfaced. She advised me with great competence and compassion,' Harth told TheHill. Harth said she did not originally ask Bloom for money, even though her cosmetics business suffered from the notoriety of the campaign stories about her. But later, Bloom arranged a small payment from the licensing of some photos to the news media, and then set up a GoFundMe.com account to raise money for Harth in October 2016. ‘Jill put herself out there, facing off with Donald Trump. Let’s show her some love,’ the online fundraising appeal set up by Bloom’s husband declared. The effort raised a little over $2,300. Bloom then arranged for a donor to make a larger contribution to help Harth pay off the mortgage on her Queens apartment in New York City. The amount was under $30,000, according to a source directly familiar with Harth’s situation. Public records show Harth’s mortgage was recorded as extinguished on December 19, 2016. The report said Harth maintained that the payments didn’t affect her allegations." WND stated that TheHill reported the documents it reviewed also revealed Bloom’s “strong dislike” for Trump, and in one communication she referred to him as a “sick predator.” The report also said some of the women were unhappy with Bloom’s attitude. In an exchange,accroding to WND, one woman who considered making allegations about Trump, and was facing a deadline, sounded off : "What does time have to do with this? Time to bury Trump??? You want my story to bury Trump for what? Personal gain? See that’s why I have trust issues!!” In this case, TheHill reported, she said Trump had “ended the advance” when she asked him to stop and was considering making claims to support her friend, Harth. “The woman said Bloom initially offered a $10,000 donation to the woman’s favorite church, an account backed up by text messages the two exchanged,” TheHill said, adding that particular case also involved discussions about demands for escalating numbers, at one point reaching $2 million, which Bloom described as a nonstarter. The woman explained she was trying to draw out Bloom and see how high the offer, which ended up maxing out in the low six figures, might go. TheHill said Bloom explained donor money never was meant “to entice” women to make claims. IJR reported that Bloom had issued a statement to TheHill claiming the payments were intended for the women's security in case they felt “unsafe during the waning days of a vitriolic campaign” : "Your questions seem to imply that we were trying to use the prospect of donor funds to entice women to come forward against their will. Nothing can be further from the truth. Some clients asked for small photo licensing fees while others wanted more to protect their security....our standard pro bono agreement for legal services provides that if a media entity offers to compensate a client for sharing his or her story we receive a percentage of those fees. This rarely happens. But, on occasion, a case generates media interest and sometimes (not always) a client may receive an appearance fee. As a private law firm we have significant payroll, rent, taxes, insurance and other expenses every week, so an arrangement where we might receive some compensation to defray our costs seems reasonable to us and is agreed to by our clients." TheHill reported that the Democratic donors, whom Bloom would not name, gave the money directly to her in order to be disbursed to potential accusers. Bloom's statement continued : "As I'm sure you can appreciate, as an attorney I am bound by confidentiality laws and therefore cannot answer some of your questions..." Bloom, for a short time, represented Hollywood powerbroker Harvey Weinstein. One of Weinstein’s first accusers, actress Rose McGowan, said Bloom offered her $6 million to say Weinstein “had changed.” Bloom later left the Weinstein camp. BEWARE -- Swamp Creature at work to destroy President Trump with bought-and-paid-for allegations of inapropriate conduct. • THE ALABAMA SUPREME COURT. In an Order tht many are calling a "cover-up," the Alabama state Supreme Court granted local election officials permission not to preserve electronic ballot records less than 24 hours before polls opened in last Tuesday's special senatorial election in Alabama -- records that could form the basis of a recount. The Alabama state Supreme Court’s ruling overturned an injunction issued by a lower court in Montgomery, the state capital, which had ordered election officials across the state to preserve digital images of the ballots cast in the Senate race between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill appealed the lower court’s injunction to the state supreme court at 4:38 PM on Monday afternoon and the justices came back with their ruling at 5:18 PM -- a half-hour for a critically important decision. Priscilla Duncan, representing the plaintiffs trying to preserve the electronic voting records, said : “It’s just unbelievable that they examined the pleadings and got eight judges to concur in half an hour on a Monday afternoon.” Duncan expressed her concern that the voting machines could be compromised, “whether intentionally or through error,” indicating that tests around the country have demonstrated sizable discrepancies : “We have reason to believe those machines can be compromised. Whether intentionally or through error, there can be some false results, and there have been some tests around the country where there have been some rather sizeable discrepancies....People think that when they mark the ballots and they go into the machine that that’s what counted. But it’s not, the paper ballot is not what’s counted. That ballot is scanned and they destroy [the ballots] after the election...If there’s ever an election challenge you need to have what was actually counted.” Under Alabama law, only electronic records of votes can be counted in a recount. That brings us the the question whether there are Swamp Creatures at work in Alabama -- because of a suspicious statement caught on camera on election night last Tuesday. A young man was caught on camera appearing to reveal that supporters of Democrat Doug Jones “came from different parts of the country” to vote for him. The video clip was captured by Fox10 News after it was confirmed that Jones had defeated Republican Roy Moore. Asked, “Why are you excited to see this victory?,” the man responds, “Because we came here all the way from different parts of the country as part of our fellowship and all of us pitched in to vote and canvas together and we got our boy elected!” It is unclear whether the man is referring to people being transported in to campaign for Jones or to actually vote for him, which would be illegal. Roy Moore is continuing to refuse to concede the election, commenting, “In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots. This has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.” Senate candidate Roy Moore is still refusing to concede the Alabama Senate election despite US President Donald Trump calling on him to admit defeat. Moore has sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his “election integrity fund" in order to pay for a recount. If Moore reduces Jones’ lead to within 0.5% after the 20,719 military ballots have been counted, this will trigger an automatic recount which will will be paid for by the state government. Moore lost in the original count by 20,000 votes. Are there Swamp Creatures lurking in Alabama?? • WILL SPEAKER PAUL RYAN RESIGN FROM CONGRESS? LAte last week the media was swimming in articles about Paul Ryan having indicated that this will be his final term as Speaker of the House. Politico claims : “Ryan has made it known to some of his closest confidants that this will be his final term as Speaker. He consults a small crew of family, friends and staff for career advice, and is always cautious not to telegraph his political maneuvers. But the expectation of his impending departure has escaped the hushed confines of Ryan’s inner circle and permeated the upper-most echelons of the GOP." Speaker Ryan never endorsed or supported Trump during the 2016 campaign. He said after the election that he has experienced a “better-than-expected relationship with President Donald Trump.” It is hard to categorize Ryan -- he works assiduously for tax refor, and budget control and he seems ot manage the House GOP well, but it is never clear that he either supports or even wants President Trump to succeed with his agenda. Paul Ryan is a Swamp Creature, but perhaps a smaller one who has not been able to decide who he agrees with -- President Trump whose conservative agenda ought to rally Ryan or the #NeverTrump Swamp that want to save their positions and prerogatives at the expense of the Americans they were elected to serve. • • • DEAR READERS, President Trump never told us that it would be easy to drain the Swamp or clean up Washington so that it returns to doing the People's Business instead of their own. But, Trump is making progress outside the confines of the mainstream media's focus of the Russian collusion probe and Mueller's "sacred" position allegedly beyond Trump's reach. The tax bill, the budget, chopping away at Obamacare, tightening the borders with visible results of rediced illegal entries into the US, halting visas for certain terrorist-laden countries unless the applicants can be "severely vetted," recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, spelling out the US position in the UN, strengthening the military and letting it win its battle with ISIS, backing down China on North Korea while rallying US allies Japan and South Korea -- all these have been accomplished without much help from anyone outside the Trump administration. And, we can be sure President Trump will continue to chip away at the Progressive positions foisted on the US by the Obama ProgDems. • But, to end on a happy note, on Friday President Trump addressed the graduating class at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. The last President to do so was Dwight D. Eisenhower, so the occasion was very special. President Trump wanted police officers to know he has their backs 100 percent. And he did not mince words about his support. Trump said : “We as a country must do a better job showing our police officers the respect and gratitude that you have earned, so when you return home to your local precincts, I want you to deliver a message to your fellow officers. The President of the United States has your back 100 percent. I will fight for you, and I will never ever let you down, ever. Now, more than ever, we must support the men and women in blue. In the last two years, America has seen a tragic rise in violent crime. In 2015 and 2016, we witnessed the steepest two-year consecutive increase in murders and nearly half a century. When you look at what is going on in Chicago, what the hell is going on in Chicago? What the hell is happening there? For the second year in a row, a person was shot in Chicago every three hours. You don't think these people in this room can stop that? They would stop that. Just north of our nation’s capital, in Baltimore, someone was murdered nearly every day of this year. Police departments are overstretched, they’re underfunded, and they are totally underappreciated, except by me. Instead of holding up our police as the role models and mentors they are, they have been subjected to malicious attacks on their character, their integrity. This anti-police sentiment is wrong and it is dangerous and we will not stand for it. Most concerning of all, we have seen an alarming increase in violent assaults hurried out against our police officers. Last year, an officer was assaulted in America on average, every 10 minutes. In 2016, more than 140 officers lost their lives serving in the line of duty....These deaths fill our hearts with pain and with grief. Every drop of blood spilled from our men and women in blue is a wound inflicted on our nation, and when a brother or sister in uniform is hurt, on that day, all of America bleeds blue. I want to send a message today to those who threaten violence against our police. We will protect those who protect us, and we believe criminals who kill police officers should get the death penalty.” • That really says it all. The Swamp lives, and it detests President Trump and his openly America and Americans First policies. But, as long as we support the President, he cannot fail. President Trump will Drain the Swamp and Make America Great Again.