Word Choice

American Greatness“I’m so grateful not only that she’s my role model, but that she’s my mom,” Chelsea told Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning. “My kids are going to grow up in a world, I believe, that’s immeasurably better because of her gutsiness.”

"Immeasurably" is a good word choice. Hillary Clinton's presence has improved the world in ways that cannot be measured. It's hard to measure things that don't exist, or are vanishingly small.

Sun Apr 05 02:57:29 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Did Ilhan Omar marry her brother?

The Daily Mail has found a source from all the way across the Atlantic. Funny how no US media could find one.

Sun Apr 05 01:57:29 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

SCOTUS will review New York gun law

New York's laws forbid carry except to a very limited number of places without a (much harder to get) carry permit. There's a case challenging those laws before the Supreme Court this term. New York got the jitters and tried to moot the case. Supreme Court says no, they will hear the case. This seems likely to result in a win for us, increasing Constitutional scrutiny of carry restrictions by the states.

Sat Apr 04 02:23:11 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Another readily-available treatment for the Chinese virus

Ivermectin seems to work in the lab. It is already FDA approved and cheap. If this pans out, along with the promising chloroquine, then we should be able to stop panicking and get back to normal soon.

Sat Apr 04 01:23:11 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

What's it like to be targeted by the Deep State?

40 hours of hell and threats to charge her with lying... while not allowing her to access her own notes and messages to refresh her recollection about them.

Read the whole thing.

Fri Apr 03 02:56:30 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Looking into Crowdstrike

American GreatnessSo, to summarize, at the same time Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS to dig up Russia-related dirt on Donald Trump, it hired CrowdStrike to investigate the hack of the DNC email systems. CrowdStrike, also at the same time, was working with the Obama Justice Department as the agency began investigating Trump campaign aides for suspected “collusion” with the Kremlin.

If you haven't been following why, exactly, Trump and Barr investigating Crowdstrike is such a big deal, this is a good way to catch up. And if that describes you, ask yourself whether the media sources you trust to keep you informed have actually been doing that.

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Fri Apr 03 01:56:30 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Schumer wants the IRS to investigate the NRA

Thu Apr 02 02:00:32 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

About that political violence...

Thu Apr 02 01:00:32 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

DOJ admits to two invalid FISAs

They are the latter two of those targeting Carter Page and (by extension) the Trump campaign. One of those was applied for by the Mueller Special Counsel. It's likely the cause of this admission is the Kevin Clinesmith faked emails.

The first two FISAs on Carter Page are still being looked into.

This should, logically, mean everything they found based on that information is fruit of the poisoned tree and inadmissible. But it's not clear they found anything from that warrant that was useful in criminal court. It was political intelligence they were after. If Mueller used it even just to generate leads to look into things (like the Cohen situation), that could rapidly run into problems. But we just don't know what role -- including an intermediate role without being directly submitted to a court -- the information collected from those wiretaps played in later prosecutions. DOJ will be looking into that.

There's potentially a lot of fallout here since it imperils the entire existence of the Mueller special counsel investigation, if that was predicated on anything found in the wiretaps.

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Wed Apr 01 02:57:04 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Stefan Halper's handler was feeding info to Washington Post

Remember how the FBI "fired" Steele for talking to reporters, before using Bruce Ohr as a cutout to involve him again? Turns out, FBI informant and possible CIA operative Stefan Halper was also feeding information to reporters .

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Wed Apr 01 01:57:04 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

IG Horowitz releases scathing review of FISA process

First, I will point out that this is not the Page FISA that has gotten so much attention. It is a supplemental report from the IG on all the OTHER FISAs out there that were not controversial or in the public eye.

Sara CarterDepartment of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released scathing findings Tuesday on his agency’s review of numerous FBI applications for warrants in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court saying ‘we do not have confidence that the FBI has executed its Woods Procedures.’

“for all 25 FISA applications with Woods Files that we have reviewed to date, we identified facts stated in the FISA application that were: (a) not supported by any documentation in the Woods File, (b) not clearly corroborated by the supporting documentation in the Woods File, or (c) inconsistent with the supporting documentation in the Woods File. While our review of these issues and follow-up with case agents is still ongoing—and we have not made materiality judgments for these or other errors or concerns we identified—at this time we have identified an average of about 20 issues per application reviewed, with a high of approximately 65 issues in one application and less than 5 issues in another application."

For four of the FISA applications, they could not review the Woods file verification because it could not be found or did not exist.

He has basically found substantial flaws in every single application he reviewed. The FBI has demonstrated that this entire process cannot be trusted... that the FBI itself cannot be trusted.

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Tue Mar 31 12:31:51 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Fake News

CNN contributor publishes completely made up conversation as fact. He admitted it four hours later.

For bonus points, he was criticizing Fox News in the made up conversation.

Tue Mar 31 02:09:28 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

More info from Mifsud's cell phones

Their SIM numbers are British, suggesting links to British intel rather than Russian.

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Tue Mar 31 01:09:28 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Coronavirus and Hydroxychloroquine

The good news is the FDA has approved the use of two forms of chloroquin for treating the coronavirus. The bad news is when: for "hospitalized" patients. This may be better than nothing, but the best ways to use the drug appears to be as early as possible after the infection is identified. Apparently the drug, or combination (some studies recommend use combined with another drug), stops replication of the virus but does not kill existing virus. Taking it after the patient is already dying is much less helpful than starting before the virus has taken over.

Mon Mar 30 02:15:18 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FISC court finding rebukes FBI officials

Just The NewsBut in a little-noted passage in a recent order, U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg, the new chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, took direct aim at the excuses and blame-shifting of these senior Obama administration FBI and DOJ officials.

In just 21 words, Boasberg provided the first judicial declaration the FBI had misled the court, not just committed process errors. "There is thus little doubt that the government breached its duty of candor to the Court with respect to those applications," Boasberg wrote...

"The frequency and seriousness of these errors in a case that, given its sensitive nature, had an unusually high level of review at both DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have called into question the reliability of the information proffered in other FBI applications," Boasberg wrote.

"The errors the OIG pointed out cannot be solved through procedures alone," he wrote. "DOJ and the FBI, including all personnel involved in the FISA process, must fully understand and embrace the heightened duties of probity and transparency that apply in ex parte proceedings."

Strong words. But just words.

If there are no prosecutions, it will happen. Again, and again, and again.

And no, this was not the first time it happened. Remember the 2012 IRS scandal?

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Mon Mar 30 01:15:18 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Confirmed: Huber investigation of Clinton Foundation compromised

Judicial WatchOn May 16, 2017, U.S. Attorney John Huber wrote to Rosenstein: “Rod, We’re proud of you.” Later that year, Huber was chosen by then-Attorney General Sessions to head up the Clinton Foundation investigation.

(On May 17, 2017, Robert Mueller was appointed by Rosenstein as special counsel.)

This neatly explains why Huber found nothing and wasn't even looking very hard. Lots of additional moral support for "Rod" from Obama and his team.

Sun Mar 29 02:18:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Schumer threatens to impeach Trump again...

There is a coordinated plan here to prevent Trump accomplishing anything by keeping the Senate tied up with impeachments instead of judicial nominations and treaties. They are simply trying to keep him threatened and under investigation to hamstring policy initiatives... particularly his own investigations into their illegal conduct.

Sun Mar 29 01:18:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Two credible accusations of sexual assault by Biden

Two women have accused Biden of behavior that is arguably criminal. Others have reported things like swimming naked with female Secret Service agents around on duty. And of course there are lots of creepy hair-sniffing photos.

I don't have any idea if these accusations are true or not, but the accusers are not anonymous.

Sat Mar 28 02:56:21 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Dem Policy on Coronavirus

The Dems in power seem to be going a little bit nuts. Recently, the Governor of Nevada bans use of chloroquine on coronavirus, saying he wants to reserve it for use on those patients normally prescribed it. And maybe also stop people from taking fish tank cleaner because one molecule has the same name.

If the treatment works on coronavirus, banning prescriptions will be seen as a deadly mistake. If it doesn't, patients who have other conditions treated by the drug will be thankful. How many people are in the latter category compared to the number of people who will get coronavirus?

I don't see this as a political winner for anyone smart enough not to eat fish tank cleaner.

Then, the Mayor of LA threatens to shut down water and power for businesses that continue to operate against his shutdown order.

So, in other words, if they defy his stay-at-home quarantine order, he will make it impossible for them to run their business. Someone isn't thinking clearly. Any idea how long that will take to undo once the economy opens again?

Several cities, and even some states, have tried to shut down gun stores, running afoul of the 2nd Amendment right when people might need a firearm to protect themselves because the police won't.

Sat Mar 28 01:56:21 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Twitter makes it's censorship plans for the election clear

They should not be making the decisions about what opinions are allowed. And that's all that this is. Silencing their political opponents.

I'm not sure I agree that COVID-19 is a "hoax". I do think the panic is overblown and may been a narrative engineering exercise designed to wreck the economy before the election. We won't likely find out whether the panic was justified or not until years in the future, if ever...

But I am absolutely for damn sure that Twitter shouldn't be deciding whether or not you can express that idea.

Yes, it's their platform, and they have the technical and legal power to do that.

It's the moral authority they lack.

Fri Mar 27 02:52:03 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

FBI's culture of corruption

Real Clear InvestigationsThe Department of Justice OIG does not keep complete public records on the number of prosecutions that result from its investigations. But the office does keep track of certain cases – those involving wrongdoing by senior DoJ managers and officials that Justice declines to prosecute.

In 2019 the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s office issued 27 such reports of alleged wrongdoing by senior Justice Department officials and employees that went unprosecuted – everything from nepotism in hiring, to making false claims on mortgage documents, to “lack of candor” with federal investigators, to sexual assault. RealClearInvestigations reviewed the OIG’s summaries of its investigations and found that in at least a dozen of those cases the inspector general determined that the wrongdoing was serious enough to be criminal. Even so, the Department of Justice declined to bring criminal charges. The sticky-fingered FBI attorney was one of the more strictly treated – she had to agree to 125 hours of community service to avoid prosecution.

The FBI doesn't seem to bother prosecuting the criminals within their own ranks. Does this really surprise anyone?

Fri Mar 27 01:52:03 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Virginia legislation to give illegal immigrants drivers' licenses

Just like California and New York, and many other states, the moment the left gains control of all the levers of power, they move to open the electoral system to massive voter fraud. To vote, all you need is a driver's license and a current registration. When you apply for the driver's license, they ask you if you want to register to vote.

Thu Mar 26 02:59:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

Election fraud

American ThinkerIn essence, security protections in software (operated on voting machines throughout the country) had been purposely disabled or ‘un-activated’; penetration of the machines was possible via online access methods widely understood among reasonably sophisticated IT people; and mismatches in time-stamped dataflows suggest votes were changed.

To repeat, the enabling of access by which all of this manipulation is possible, appears to the investigators -- and apparently would appear to anyone with a reasonable amount of relevant IT knowledge -- to have been purposeful.

I believe 2018 was a test run. Between "vote harvesting" on an unprecedented scale, possible voting machine hacks, voting by hordes of illegal aliens, and previously-barred felons in some states, the Democrats pulled out all the stops to win by fraud what they could not win in a fair election. And it worked. They won the House.

In 2020, with Trump as the target and continued investigations into their corruption and abuses of power on the table, they will go all out to bring Trump down. The impeachment frenzy itself is evidence of that.

I've been concerned about the security of voting machines for some time. It now appears we have solid evidence that some were compromised.

Thu Mar 26 01:59:25 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

A tragic loss among the gunblogging community

SayUncle's wife passed away. Sad news, and the whole family has my sympathy.

Wed Mar 25 22:59:59 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

So Joe Biden just threatened Lindsey Graham...

BreitbartFormer Vice President Joe Biden threatened Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for launching an investigation into his activities with Ukraine while in the Obama White House, stating the Republican will “regret” the move his “whole life.”

On Thursday, Graham sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documents to aid in determining whether Biden pushed for the firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin to squash a sweeping probe into Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy giant where his son, Hunter Biden, served as a board member. The younger Biden was compensated generously, making up to $83,000 a month for several years while on the Burisma’s board.

“Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life,” Biden told CNN host Don Lemon in a Friday interview in South Carolina. “I say Lindsey, I just — I’m just embarrassed by what you’re doing, for you. I mean, my Lord.”

So, Joe... if anything happens to Graham, you know you put yourself at the top of the suspect list, right?

That said, I'll believe Graham has launched an investigation when he starts calling witnesses. Until then, this is just a drama school exercise.

Wed Mar 25 02:46:29 CDT 2020 by TriggerFinger. Comments [Tweet]

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