‘Russian Collusion’ Provides Cover for a Treasonous FBI-CIA-DOJ Coup D’état

Why has the Democrat-media and their left been on the offensive#Resistance against Donald Trump ever since he won the Republican nomination, the presidency and ever since? Yes, it’s because they can’t accept the fact someone they didn’t authorize won the hearts and minds of Americans they failed to dissuade.

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The Black & Blonde Media Skim

A reoccuring narrative is an arrogant media who have near-total disregard for the health and welfare of the general public, especially those between them and a juicy story, no matter the ramifications to those they affect.

When the verdict of the Paul Manafort trial was looming, several news outlets including CNN, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, POLITICO, New York Times, NBC Universal, and the Associated Press sued to get the names and contact information of the jury members for traditional exploitation, totally disregarding the potential for harassment in the lives of those not willing to communicate with them.

Yeah, that’s how journalists operate. They claim they’re “reporting news,” but they’re really passing on orders to kill. It’s easy to understand why conservatives think this way. They themselves admit that right-wing media outlets don’t do a lot of reporting, and most are simply content to chest-pound on behalf of Donald Trump. So would they even recognize what journalism is?
The Village Voice, 8/20/18

For those who don’t have the proper frame of reference memory offers, here’s a reminder of when the names and contact information of journalists who disseminated the names and addresses of private citizens whined when the same was done to them.

Over the last couple of years, we’ve tried to warn campaigns when the uninspired, self-servers infiltrate and gain influential positions within political campaigns. Very little good happens, many previously-victorious candidates have been defeated and some of the missteps were a clear result of a lack of homework being done.

For example, Showtime’s Sacha Baron Cohen has been allowed to gain access to prominent Republicans to which we ask again, who’s running these campaigns, are miserably derelict in the simple art of vetting and making us all look like fucking idiots?

Despite the whining from people like John Brennan, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and others that there’s no monetary rewards for having secret security clearances, almost everyone in the DC area knows having one unlocks the door to high-paying jobs. It IS one of those dirty secrets the privileged want withheld from the American people because of the near-obscene compensation involved.

A security clearance reportedly yields a salary of up to 15 percent higher compared to the salaries of individuals without clearances for the same position.

Like John Brennan at MSNBC, James Clapper cashed in on his security clearance and now provides insights as a high-paid analyst for another major media outlet. Clapper had previously raked in over $200,000 in just six months advising defense contractors such as Booz Allen Hamilton. We know James Comey’s net worth in 2003 was $206,000, which skyrocketed when he raked in well over $10 million in the private sector before he returned to lead the FBI in 2013. Comey bagged $6.1 million in a single year at Lockheed Martin.
New York Post, 8/22/18

Should you publicly call them out on their clearance-aided means to financial gain, it drives some batshit crazy.

Shortly after that very public interaction on CNN, a message was clearly sent.

A conservative commentator who was lauded by President Trump this week as “wonderful” and who has argued that past sexual indiscretions should have no bearing on Trump’s presidency was fired from Arizona State University four years ago for making sexually explicit comments and gestures toward women, according to documents and a university official.
Washington Post, 8/22/18

Someone did some digging in an attempt to discredit someone who’s public acknowledgments were a threat to those who use their clearances for personal gain and we now know what happens to those who threaten their bank accounts.

Moving right along, the quality of journalism has deteriorated significantly in the last decade and it’s reflected almost daily.

Almost to the point of parody… but it’s not.

Despite narratives we’re being almost-constantly issued by Democrats and their media, you know things are starting to fall apart and maybe even circling back when Clinton fixer Lanny Davis reappears to do what he did best: spin.

Falling apart when even a live television audience doesn’t buy it.

Hollywood has always been known for those who pontificate to Americans about what they deem inappropriate behavior while knowing full well they do it as well.

Female sexual predators have been known to exist for decades, including teachers who prey on their much younger students, not to mention those who use their power of influence… just like men.

We’re getting things back up and running, thanks to a handful who recognize the value of our insights and have helped to keep us going. Again, your very much-appreciated donations help our self-funded website offer perspectives coming!

#FISAAbuseMemo: ‘Security Risk’ or DOJ/FBI/Dem Elite Comeuppance?

Let’s preface this by stating the obvious. Hillary Clinton was supposed to become President of the United States, appoint friendlies, and NONE of what we’ll soon be finding out was to have seen the light of day. What’s screwed all of this up was the election of Donald J. Trump and that became the impetus for what we now know as the #DeepState #resistance.

Not as much as opposition to Trump but the threat he represented because Democrats no longer were in control of concealing possible illegal activity by her supporters embedded in the federal government. We may find the “Russian collusion” accusation was nothing but a desperation hail-Mary to damage President Trump and keep possible illegal activity from the public forever.

On the eve of the release of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court “memo” on possible abuses against the Trump campaign, we’ve been told repeated by Democrats, their media, and high-ranking law enforcement officials that elements contained therein could be “damaging to national security” if revealed to the general public.

Not all agree.

President Trump plans to allow the release of a controversial memo detailing alleged surveillance abuses at the FBI, according to a senior administration official. The official said Trump will inform Congress of his decision “probably tomorrow,” adding the president did not have any national security objections to releasing it and would likely not request that any material be redacted.
The Hill, 2/1/18

We’ve all read about the mental gymnastics the Democrats are performing to keep this memorandum from public scrutiny, not to mention the objections from high-ranking FBI and DOJ officials. But if the president doesn’t deem its contents potentially damaging to national security, just who’s security could at risk when the public gets an opportunity to digest four pages?

The Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation has enormous power over we mere private citizens. They can decide to investigate us whenever they deem they have “probable cause”, and subsequently force any citizen to have to spend up to hundreds of dollars to keep ourselves out of prison. They can bash in doors, confiscate our personal property, potentially ruin anyone’s professional reputation, and force you to plea to a lesser charge should they really be after a bigger fish.

The problem now is some of these law enforcement elites are not ready to face the same music gleefully inflicted on the public. Many live in very nice homes in very nice neighborhoods (in and around the Washington, D.C. area), drive very nice personal cars, send their children to exclusive private schools and elite colleges, and are comfortable knowing they can rely on a generous pension when they decide to retire from public service and leapfrog into a safe think tank or university gig.

All of this could be at risk for some of these federal government lifers and to them, THAT is the “security risk”: THEIR personal security and freedom.

More than a thousand applications for electronic surveillance, all signed by the attorney general, are submitted each year, and the vast majority are approved.
ABC News, 3/4/17

Certain passports need be collected very soon.

We may just find out that officials and employees at the DOJ, FBI, the FISA Court, and maybe even Obama administration employees may have knowingly been engaged in very illegal activity to rig a presidential election, remove a duly-elected president (by any means necessary), and could be cornered into pleaing for lesser punishment to rat out the fat-and-happies much higher up.

How high? It could be in the memo, that’s why this could indeed be a “security risk” and that’s why for some people, it’s a really big deal.

2/2/18 UPDATE: The Memo….

2/3/18 UPDATE:
Nunes memo exposes abuse of power
Democrats melt down over Nunes memo and enter the Upside Down
Rep. Nunes: ‘Clear Evidence’ of Russia Collusion… by the Clinton Campaign and DNC
New Texts Show FBI Agents Discussed Ways To Avoid Federal Records Regulations
Alan Dershowitz: The Nunes FISA memo deserves more investigation. Time for a nonpartisan commission
Isikoff Stunned That His Carter Page Article Was Used To Justify Spy Warrant
Comey Unhinged — for Good Reason

The court that approved surveillance of a former campaign adviser to President Trump was aware that some of the information underpinning the warrant request was paid for by a political entity, although the application did not specifically name the Democratic National Committee or the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
Washington Post, 2/2/18

And whaddaya know, the FISA court judge in question was an Obama appointee. Surprise, surprise….

Judge Rudolph Contreras was responsible for issuing the FISA Warrant to wiretap former Trump Campaign Foreign Policy Adviser Carter Page, according to two sources familiar with the material that underlies the Memo published by the House Intelligence Committee on Friday.

Contreres was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) by Barack Obama in the midst of the 2016 election, being sworn-in on May 19, 2016. Judge Contreras also oversaw the case in which Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI. On December 7th Judge Contreras recused himself from the Michael Fynn Case.
Offended America, 2/3/18

The plot thickens.

Rush Limbaugh Goes Off on ‘Whining, Cowardly’ Comey, ‘Pathological’ CNN

It was billed as a must-see, long awaited testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. If you listened to the media, this would be another beginning of the end of the Trump Administration, and if anything it showed how petty Democrats are, dishonest the media is, and how much of a pussy Comey came off as.

Rush Limbaugh put the day’s events in proper perspective.

We’ve been told by one of OUR anonymous sources that Comey, despite his measured performances, is not a very nice man who may have put his foot in his mouth one too many times. An honest media may have thrown up their Trump-Russian-collusion hands less than an hour into his testimony but are doubling down despite the president being publicly cleared in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a national television audience. But we have a dishonest media and Democrat Party that now will be officially running on empty.

Tonight, President Trump must be smiling.

Condolences to Robert Mueller, Special ‘Trump-Russia-Meddling’ Counsel

Just what we’re ya thinkin’?

We’ve been hearing, since the announcement of former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s appointment as “special counsel” to investigate the whole Trump-colluded-with-Russia-to-steal-the-election-from-Hillary thing, how fair and nonpartisan and level-headed he is.

Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to handle the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, took the reins as FBI director a week before the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. That day would influence his entire 12-year run leading the agency.

Mueller oversaw arguably the most significant changes the century-old FBI had ever gone through, and he received praise from lawmakers in both parties on Wednesday for his commitment to justice.
NPR, 5/18/17

“Praise” for now.

We all remember who unanimous the “praise” was for former FBI Director James Comey from Democrats and media alike when we concluded Hillary Clinton did a lot of bad things, but since she didn’t mean to do it, wasn’t going to be held as accountable as anyone else doing the exact same thing would have been.

We also remember how the same Democrats and media unloaded on Comey when we announced there were classified documents on Anthony Weiner’s laptop, thus blaming him for Hillary’s presidential election loss to Donald Trump.

The media is sending a lot of mixed signals, not even 24 hours since the Mueller announcement.

New York Times: Robert Mueller, New Special Counsel, Is Known for Independence
Washington Post: Twice Robert Mueller threatened to resign from the FBI. Twice he decided not to.
The New Yorker: Robert Mueller: A Most Welcome Special Counsel
The Nation: 4 Reasons Why Robert Mueller Is an Ideal Special Counsel
The Guardian (UK): Impeachment seemed impossible a few days ago. Not anymore
CBS News: The powers and limits of Robert Mueller’s new job as special counsel
BBC: ‘Robert Mueller is the exact opposite of a show horse’
Shareblue: Beginning of the end: DOJ closes in on Trump team for selling us out to Russia

The media, thus the Democrats, don’t yet know if they should be praising Mueller or getting ready to destroy his life, but we all know they have a dossier or two on the ready. It all depends on what he finds.

If Robert Mueller finds concrete evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign; evidence that can be proven swung the presidency away from Hillary, his investigation will be hailed as fair, nonpartisan, and verification for what the Democrat left has been saying since November 9, 2016. All that will be left is the clarion call for Dems to take the House in 2018 so impeachment proceedings can be immediately initiated.

Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources
The people who described the contacts to Reuters said they had seen no evidence of wrongdoing or collusion between the campaign and Russia in the communications reviewed so far. But the disclosure could increase the pressure on Trump and his aides to provide the FBI and Congress with a full account of interactions with Russian officials and others with links to the Kremlin during and immediately after the 2016 election.
Reuters, 5/18/17, paragraph 6

If Robert Mueller can’t find any concrete evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, we’ll be told how much taxpayer money was wasted in a clear partisan, continued cover-up and Mueller will under a very painful media colonoscopy. His name, good at present, will be dragged through the mud by the very so-called journalists, “officials”, “former officials”, “sources”, etc. who’ll have accumulating anonymous dirt thrown on him to sully any verdict officially clearing Trump.

Maybe Mueller is at that couldn’t-give-a-shit point in his life as he clearly must know what he’s walking into.

The media will lead a massive Democrat assault if he also finds bad things the Hillary campaign, the Democrat National Committee, and even the Obama administration may have done in the process. Then it will get really ugly.

As we believe there’s not much to the Trump-Russia-collusion accusation, we’re offering our condolences to Mr. Mueller and his family. He may just end up being the latest reason why the well-meaning will want nothing to do with serving our country on the government level.

The good people get destroyed while the bad, more times than not, get away with it.

James Comey’s History of Looking the Other Way on Clinton Wrongdoing

Many Americans were stunned when then-FBI Director James Comey came before the nation and said that Former Secretary of State and Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton didn’t mean to break the law when she stored classified information on a private server; an offense that would put most people behind bars.

Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.

To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences. To the contrary, those individuals are often subject to security or administrative sanctions. But that is not what we are deciding now.

As a result, although the Department of Justice makes final decisions on matters like this, we are expressing to Justice our view that no charges are appropriate in this case.
James Comey statement, 7/5/16

She didn’t mean it. But this is not the first time James Comey let a Clinton off the hook.

Comey signed on as deputy special counsel to the Senate Whitewater Committee. In 1996, after months of work, Comey came to some damning conclusions: Hillary Clinton was personally involved in mishandling documents and had ordered others to block investigators as they pursued their case. Worse, her behavior fit into a pattern of concealment: she and her husband had tried to hide their roles in two other matters under investigation by law enforcement. Taken together, the interference by White House officials, which included destruction of documents, amounted to “far more than just aggressive lawyering or political naiveté,” Comey and his fellow investigators concluded. It constituted “a highly improper pattern of deliberate misconduct.”
Time, 3/31/16

While BleachBit didn’t exist as well as the guts of what we now consider the Internet back in the late 90’s, we had destruction of evidence and lying and no conviction. It would appear James Comey adopted what would be a line of consistency when it came to an investigation he was involved in concerning a Clinton.

Comey parlayed the Whitewater job into top posts in Virginia and New York, returning to Manhattan in 2002 to be the top federal prosecutor there. One of his first cases as a line attorney in the same office 15 years earlier had been the successful prosecution of Marc Rich, a wealthy international financier, for tax evasion. But on his last day as President in 2001, Bill Clinton pardoned Rich. “I was stunned,” Comey later told Congress. As top U.S. prosecutor in New York in 2002, appointed by George W. Bush, Comey inherited the criminal probe into the Rich pardon and 175 others Clinton had made at the 11th hour.

Despite evidence that several pardon recipients, including Rich, had connections to donations to Bill Clinton’s presidential library and Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, Comey found no criminal wrongdoing. He was careful not to let the investigation be used for political purposes by either party. When pressed for details in one case, he said, “I can’t really go into it because it was an investigation that didn’t result in charges. That may be a frustrating answer, but that’s the one I’m compelled to give.”
Time, 3/31/16

Again, while the American people could clearly smell the rat, there was one person with the trap that didn’t.

And his name was James Comey, but wait: there’s more!

Under US charity law, the non-profit, which was founded by the former president in 2001 as the the William J Clinton Foundation, is not required to disclose the identity of its donors.

However, in late 2008, amid concern over potential conflicts of interest for Hillary Clinton, who was on course to become President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, the foundation launched a public database of its donors along with a rough estimate of the sums they have given.

It reveals seven foundation benefactors linked to HSBC bank accounts in Geneva, who have donated, in total, as much as $81m.
The Guardian (UK), 2/10/15

The Clintons were raking in the cash and guess who was at the Swiss HSBC bank in 2015…?

Former US Deputy Attorney General joins HSBC Board
James Brien Comey, Jr. (52), former United States Deputy Attorney General, has been appointed a Director of HSBC Holdings plc with effect from 4 March 2013. He will be an independent non-executive Director and a member of the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee.
HSBC Press Release, 1/30/13

James Comey was at HSBC until September of 2013 when he became the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and we all know his story since then.

Career government officials will readily pat themselves on the back and demand WE recognize their integrity but anyone can be corrupted and civil servants in our federal government somehow always seem to end up well fed and not hurting for the rent once they either retire, resign or are forced out.

Back when Obama nominated Comey for the job in 2013, the former prosecutor reported his net worth in Senate documents during the confirmation process. His net worth came in at $11 million, a figure that likely rose almost immediately considering he was due a $3 million profit-sharing payout from his former employer, the hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, should he be confirmed to the post, CNN reported at the time. He worked as the firm’s general counsel from 2010 through early 2013 and earned some $6 million in compensation his final full year with the company, according to Open Secrets.
Newsweek, 5/9/17

One can only imagine what a President Hillary could have gotten away with having a longtime-friendly FBI director and a Clinton Foundation run by Bill, legally cleared and unfettered.

James Comey doesn’t seem to be the kind of person one would want in honest government because the well-connected shouldn’t have a different standard of allowed behavior compared to the rest of the American people. If your last name was Clinton, James Comey appears to have been the best friend one could have and it’s clear President Trump decided to push Comey off the train and that was long overdue.

#FakeNews: The Media’s Comey Investigation ‘Resources’ Recitation

If the media is as independent as they demand we believe, why is it they all tend to repeat the same word and/or narrative regardless if it’s accurate or not.

Today’s word is “resources”.

NY Times: Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry
CNN: Sources: James Comey sought more resources for Russia investigation
Politico: Sources: Comey told lawmakers he wanted more resources for Russia probe
Washington Post: Furor over Comey firing grows with news that he sought resources for Russia investigation before his dismissal
The Hill: Comey sought more resources for Russia probe before firing: reports
ABC News: Comey asked for more money, staffing for Russia investigation days before firing
Reuters: Comey had pushed for more resources for Russia probe before being fired by Trump: source
Voice of America: Congressional Officials: Comey Sought More Resources for Russia Probe Before Firing
NBC News: Comey Had Asked for More Money for FBI’s Russia Investigation

Of course, the names of the “congressional officials”, the “sources”, or “source” being not named is a red herring. Just take the media’s word for it and even though the Department of Justice denies that more “resources” were requested and Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the Senate Intelligence Committee that they don’t need additional resources to carry out the media’s Russia-stole-the-election-from-Hillary perpetual bludgeon, the “resources” repetition continues.

Hillary Clinton would be the 45th president today had it not been for the Russians working behind the scenes to get Donald Trump elected. President Trump is trying to squeeze off the “resources” needed by investigators to chop down the investigation into Russian meddling of our sacred; an investigation that’s been going on for many months with no evidence to prove anything. Yes, we got it.

However, there is one sticky inconvenience when it comes to the power of the president to fire an FBI director without consulting and acquiring the approval of the House, Senate, or the media.

It’s called, “the law”.

It is sometimes assumed that the President can oust an FBI director only “for cause” – that is, for some misconduct in office. But, as a Congressional Research Service study of the director’s office pointed out two years ago, “there are no statutory conditions on the President’s authority to remove the FBI director.”
Constitution Daily, 8/31/16

We’re again supposed to take the word (“resources”) of a media that consistently violates journalistic ethics on the public sharing of sentiments from anonymous sources whose information can’t be verified, but as long as the media’s desired narrative is served, that’s all that we need to know.

The Same Dems Who Demanded Comey Firing, Now Whine About… His Firing

It all started with Hillary’s illegal server and an investigation was launched prior to her presidential campaign announcement. Later, when FBI Director James Comey stated during a press conference she was reckless in her handling of classified materials but refused to indict her, Democrats sung his praise in unison. But in days before the election when he revealed that classified documents were found on Hillary-accessory Huma Abedin’s husband Anthony Weiner’s laptop mere days before the election, Democrats wanted Comey’s head on a platter.

Mother Jones: Fuck You, James Comey
Washington Post: James Comey is damaging our democracy
Occupy Democrats: Calls For FBI Director James Comey To Resign Spread Across The U.S.
Western Journalism: Obama Expected To Fire FBI Director Once The Election Is Over
Daily Mail: Senior adviser Jarrett has convinced President Obama to FIRE FBI director Comey after election
Newsweek: FBI Director James Comey Is Unfit for Public Service
HuffPo: Dozens Of Former Federal Prosecutors Sign Open Letter Criticizing James Comey
PoliticusUSA: Call On President Obama to Terminate F.B.I. Director Comey on November 9
The Hill: Time to fire FBI Director James Comey
The Nation: James Comey’s Actions Place Him in the Worst Traditions of J. Edgar Hoover
Daily Kos: Why does James Comey still have a job?
Bloomberg: Schumer Says He Lost Confidence in FBI’s Comey Over E-Mail Probe

Now that President Trump has fired Comey, the same Democrats see this as a cover-up on their Russia-stole-the-election whine that’s backed up by zero evidence after months of investigation.

Can we once again call Democrats and their media on their tired old traits of ignorant, vindictive, shortsighted, emotionally irrational, political hypocrisy?

Mediaite: Oops! Stephen Colbert Chides Audience After They Applaud Comey Firing

Yes, we can!

Bottom line: the FBI Director was put in the worst possible position by the many deliberate, reckless, illegal (and possibly treasonous) actions of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Had he informed the people of the basis of his investigation before the election, he’d be accused of influencing in favor of Donald J. Trump. Had he remained silent until after the election and then revealed the contents of his investigation should Hillary have won, he’d be accused of withholding information that prevented the people from making an informed, possibly election-swinging decision. Granted, Comey handled it questionably, but leaving everything to Barack Obama and Loretta “tarmac” Lynch would have been problematic as well.

So, while the media screams “Saturday night massacre” in unison and now portray James Comey a victim of a “Nixonian” conspiracy, remember who set all of this intrigue in motion in the first place: Hillary Clinton and her cheerleading media, NOT Donald Trump.

FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, Anonymous Leakers Off The Hook (for now)

After five-plus hours in front of the House Select Intelligence Committee, FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers basically confirmed Russian president Vladimir Putin didn’t like Hillary Clinton (like he’s special), they knew of no wiretapping of the Trump Tower (which doesn’t mean it didn’t happen), and after five months there was still no proof of an effect of Russian “meddling” in our 2016 presidential election.

What we do know is that alphabet agencies leaked classified information about an American citizen under possibly illegal surveillance to the many media entities which published the name of that citizen and the FBI director acknowledged that persons committed a felony, but trust him that an investigation that he can’t talk about is happening, although he can’t confirm it.

Of course, we’ll be assured our investigation and intelligence agencies are not politicized, but money talks.

Employees of the Department of Justice, which investigated Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of State, gave Clinton 97 percent of their donations. Trump received $8,756 from DOJ employees compared with $286,797 for Clinton. From IRS employees, Clinton received 94 percent of donations.
The Hill, 10/26/16

Leaks meant to disrupt the Trump agenda from government employees who’ve chosen a political side instead of doing their job.

Nah, nothing to see here.

Despite Laying Low, McCain’s Fingerprints All Over Trump Smear

If this past presidential election has taught us anything, the egos of the political elite are more important than the future of the American people.

The Independent has learned that US Senator John McCain spoke to Sir Andrew Wood, who served in Moscow as the UK’s head of mission for five years, about claims that the US President-elect was susceptible to blackmail over alleged sexual activity and that his team had colluded with Moscow during the presidential election campaign.

The meeting took place at an international security conference in Halifax, Canada, last November, after Mr Trump’s victory. Mr McCain, the chair of the Senate armed forces committee, was so concerned by what he had heard that he personally met James Comey, the director of the FBI, after returning from the Canadian conference, and passed on the information. It formed part of a report about Russian interference in the US presidential election process which was presented to Barack Obama and Mr Trump by the intelligence agencies last week.
The Independent (UK), 1/12/17

So immediately after the election, Senator John McCain took a little trip north to Halifax and kinda’ sided with those not happy about the election of Donald Trump.

So much for the protocol of not bad-mouthing our nation outside of our borders.

Some Republican legislators attending seemed to support Trump, yet simultaneously raise opposition to some of his specific policy ideas.

“I believe there’s every opportunity for us to work together,” said Sen. John McCain, the chairperson of the armed services committee, during an interview with one of the moderators. Yet, he also differed with the president-elect’s campaign positions on everything from reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement to cosying up with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Syria.
 The Star (CA), 11/19/16

Not that we’re wandering into the weeds, but the Halifax International Security Forum is yet another Washington, D.C. nonprofit (“Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy”) that holds their annual conference in another country….

and their sources of funding are apparently nobody’s damn business.

While John McCain was not the only United States politician participating, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to ask why he was on foreign soil without a whole lot of disclosure to the American taxpayers who probably footed some of his travel expenses, spoke out against the Republican President-Elect, and just happened to meet up with a foreign agent who gave him political dirt that he ended up handing over to the FBI Director.

This is not as simple as McCain wants us to believe, but like most things on Capitol Hill, it’s all coming out in drips.