My, how things have changed.

In the beginning, the states pretty much ruled themselves.  They were like their own separate, little, “countries.” 

But they were connected to each other, physically, economically, and ideologically.   

They recognized the value of banding together for protection internationally and the value of being able to deal with other countries as a single, united, entity.  

So, the states created The Constitution to spell out how this collection of states would function under a single federal government umbrella.

They had no idea how immense and all-encompassing and all-controlling that federal “umbrella” would become.   

Lenore T. Adkins, for the “ShareAmerica” website, writes, ‘“We do need a State Department. We do need a Department of Defense,’ says Karla Jones, director of international relations and federalism at the American Legislative Exchange Council, referring to the federal entities responsible for implementing the country’s foreign and defense policies.”

“The U.S. relies on a system called ‘federalism:’ Powers not granted to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people. It’s an important concept to understand because citizens encounter different levels of government daily, but in several ways.”

It’s also important to recognize that the federal government seems to be expanding its “powers,” and encroaching on states’ rights more and more all the time.

So, what does the federal government do?

Better said, what does the federal government do that we and the states have allowed it to do?

“Only the federal government can regulate interstate and foreign commerce, declare war and set taxing, spending and other national policies.”

But the federal government has accumulated power exponentially over the years.  Power that it was never intended to have.

Let’s take a look at our federal government and how grotesquely “obese” it has become.

Here is a list of the major departments that the federal government is broken into, along with their number of employees, their annual budgets, how many subsidiaries they have and some of the highlights of what they do: 

Department of State

Employees: 69,000

Budget: $52.404 billion

Includes 62 different offices and bureaus, including the Office of Global Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Civil Rights, the Office of Global Women’s Issues, and the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.   

Department of the Treasury

Employees: 86,049

Budget: $20 billion

Includes 17 different offices and bureaus, including the IRS and the federal mints. 

Department of Defense

Employees: 2.86 million     

Budget: $721.5 billion

Includes 23 different agencies and departments, including the Army, Navy and Air Force, and also the National Security Agency.

Department of Justice

Employees: 113,543

Budget: $29.9 billion

Includes 47 different offices and bureaus, including the Office of the Attorney General, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is also responsible for running the federal prison system.

Department of the Interior

Employees: 70,003

Budget: $20.7 billion

Includes 62 different offices and bureaus, including the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), the National Parks Service, the Office of Indian Affairs, and the Bureau of Land Management.  NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) technically falls under the Department of the Interior, although it is an independent agency of the U.S. Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and space research.

Department of Agriculture

Employees: 105,778

Budget: $155 billion

Includes 20 different offices and agencies, including the Farm Service Agency, the Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the United States Forest Service. 

Department of Commerce

Employees: 43,880

Budget: $9.67 billion

Includes 16 different bureaus and services, including the International Trade Administration, the Bureau of the Census, the Patent and Trademark Office, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Weather Service.

Department of Labor

Employees: 17,450

Budget: $12.1 billion

Includes 30 different offices and administrations, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, and Job Corps.

Department of Health and Human Services

Employees: 79,540

Budget: $1.286 trillion

Includes 22 different centers, offices and agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Employees: 8,416

Budget: $32.6 billion

Includes 11 different offices, including the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (HUD).

Department of Transportation

Employees: 58,622

Budget: $75.1 billion

Includes 11 different offices and administrations, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Department of Energy

Employees: 12,944

Budget: $27.9 billion

Includes 12 different offices, administrations and programs, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response program, and the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program.

Department of Education

Employees: 3,912

Budget: $68 billion

Includes 19 different offices, boards and councils, including the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, the National Assessment Governing Board, the Office of Federal Student Aid, and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Employees: 383,040

Budget: $180 billion

Includes 5 different administrations and offices, including the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the National Cemetery Administration, and the Veteran Employment Services Office.

Department of Homeland Security

Employees: 229,000

Budget: $51.672 billion

Includes 15 different agencies and offices, including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Secret Service. 

Then we spend over $8 billion dollars to fund and operate Congress and the Senate per year.  This is for 535 members of Congress and staff members of over 13,000.

We also spend over $7 billion to fund the federal Judiciary per year.  The federal judiciary has over 30,000 employees.

Lastly, we have expenses for The White House, The White House staff (377) and for The President and The Vice-President, which run around $100 million annually.

That’s a total of:

372 different agencies, offices, bureaus, programs and administrations…,

Representing 4,185,091 (that’s over 4 million) total employees and elected officials…,

At a total cost of $2.867 trillion (that $8,600 annually for every man, woman and child).  Now think about how many people don’t pay federal income tax.  That $8,600 goes up pretty quick for the rest of us.

Wow.  Those are some staggering numbers!

And that’s just to support our federal government’s operations. 

We’re not even talking about how much we pay to fund our state and local governments as well!

Remember, these are only the federal government’s costs of doing business.

This does not include the taxes collected and then redistributed back to the American people [and people here illegally] monetarily, or in some other form of value, like infrastructure, housing, etc.  

Please note:  In American public finance, discretionary spending is government spending implemented through an appropriations bill. This spending is an optional part of fiscal policy, in contrast to entitlement programs (non-discretionary) for which funding is mandatory and determined by the number of eligible recipients.

Please be aware that there were only three original departments created back in 1789, the State Department, the Treasury Department, and the War Department, which evolved into the Department of Defense.   

All of the other departments were created at much later dates.

The Department of the Interior was created in 1849, followed by the Department of Agriculture in 1862.

Next was the Department of Justice in 1870, followed by the Department of Labor in 1913.  

1913 was also the first year for federal income tax as we know it.  We’ll talk more about taxes later.

In 1937 the Department of commerce was created, followed by the Department of Health and Human Services in 1953.  

After this is when the federal government really started to balloon.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development was created in 1965.

The Department of Transportation was created in 1967.

Department of Energy in 1977.

Department of Education in 1979.

Department of Veteran’s Affairs in 1989.

And the Department of Homeland Security in 2002.    

I mentioned earlier we’d get to talking about taxes…, well, here we are.

Here is the history of federal taxes:

In order to help pay for its war effort in the American Civil War, Congress imposed its first personal income tax in 1861.  It was part of the Revenue Act of 1861 (3% of all incomes over $800, rescinded in 1872). Congress also enacted the Revenue Act of 1862, which levied a 3% tax on incomes above $600, rising to 5% for incomes above $10,000. Rates were raised in 1864. This income tax was then repealed in 1872.

So, at this point, we’re back to no federal income taxes.

Forty-one years later, the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913, which states:

“The Congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

So, now the taxation gravy train was off and running!

Congress then enacted an income tax in October 1913 as part of the Revenue Act of 1913, levying a 1% tax on net personal incomes above $3,000, with a 6% surtax on incomes above $500,000.

By 1918, the top rate of the income tax was increased to 77% (on income over $1,000,000, equivalent of $16,717,815 in 2018 dollars to finance World War I. The average rate for the rich however, was 15%.

During World War II, Congress introduced payroll withholding and quarterly tax payments.

A comedic representation by Clifford K. Berryman of the debate to introduce a sales tax in the United States in 1933 and end the income tax.

I have personally argued my support of a a national sales tax (or a consumption tax) as opposed to a federal income tax. Please see my prior blogs on this subject.

At first, the income tax was incrementally expanded by Congress, and then inflation automatically raised most persons into tax brackets formerly reserved for the wealthy until income tax brackets were adjusted for inflation. Income tax now applies to almost two-thirds of the population. The lowest-earning workers, especially those with dependents, pay no income taxes as a group and actually get a small subsidy from the federal government because of child credits and the Earned Income Tax Credit.

While the government was originally funded via tariffs upon imported goods, tariffs now represent only a minor portion of federal revenues.

In the 1930s, the New Deal introduced Social Security to rectify the first three problems (retirement, injury-induced disability, or congenital disability). It introduced the FICA tax as the means to pay for Social Security.

In the 1960s, Medicare was introduced to rectify the fourth problem (health care for the elderly). The FICA tax was increased in order to pay for this expense.

The total federal budget for 2020 is $4.79 trillion, but we ALWAYS spend more than what we budget. That’s why our federal deficit is in the neighborhood of $26 trillion right now…, but that’s another blog for another day.

Remember I mentioned there are over 4 million total employees and elected officials employed by the federal government…, and more than half of these politicians and bureaucrats live in Washington DC and the surrounding areas of Maryland and northern Virginia.

These areas see a consistent voter registration rate of 90-95% democrat and only 5% republican.

When you hear the term “deep state,” this is what they’re referring to. 

A bureaucratic workforce that is loyal to the democrat party, regardless of who the American people choose to run the country.

The “deep state” is into self-preservation and expanding itself (bigger government).  That is why they have hitched their wagon to the democrat party, and why you can always expect the democrats to pretend to solve any issue by throwing more government, and more of our money, at it.     

“Here endeth the lesson,” as Sean Connery said, when he played a Gman in “The Untouchables.” 

That’s when being a Gman was still an honorable profession!

RIP Sean Connery.

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Calling all patriots!

It’s time to fight back against Google, Facebook and Twitter.

These applications have undoubtedly become unapologetic propaganda arms for the democrats.

They even stooped to trying to influence the election…, which they did.

But we don’t have to be bound to them.

Their disgusting behavior is not a fate we have to accept.

This is not OK.   

It’s time for people who value their freedom, along with their First Amendment rights, to ditch these anti-American, social media manipulators for some much better options.

I wonder what the reaction would be on Wall Street if each of these applications lost million users within a couple of months?

I’m not sure, but I’d sure like the chance to find out!  

I say let the liberals censor each other as much as they want.

Let them continue to propagate their lies to each other to their heart’s content.

But me, I’m checking out.

I’ve been put in “Facebook jail” and censored for the last time.

I refuse to let them and their armies of little Nazis impose their censorship, their “fact checking” and “community values” and “community standards” on my voice any longer.

We are dangerously close to the type of media control we see in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, etc., with our own “deep state” controlled media and the recent social media censorship. 

   

How many times have you wished there were conservative alternatives to these fascist organizations?

Well, the good news is there are!

Instead of Google, try using 4conservative.com or 4search.com.

And instead of Twitter or Facebook, try using Parler.com.

According to Chris Ciacciaof FOXBusiness, “In the wake of the presidential election, the social media app Parler topped Apple’s App Store for the first time over the weekend.”

“In an email to FOX Business, research firm Apptopia said downloads for the ‘non-biased, free speech’ platform topped 310,000 over the past week, with the peak starting on Nov. 6. In the week prior, the app had been downloaded just over 150,000 times.”

“Earlier this month, Parler CEO John Matze criticized what he described as Twitter and Facebook censorship surrounding the election, saying that the companies had ‘gone too far.”  He added that his app was ‘free of editorial bullies trying to tell you what to think.’”

The sooner we free ourselves from Google, Facebook and Twitter, the better we’ll feel, and the better off we’ll all be.

The next thing you know they’ll be recording our phone conversations and monitoring those for unacceptable speech.

Oh wait…, I forgot they already do record our conversations!

They just haven’t gotten to the point where we receive warnings in the mail or something about our unacceptable speech which they have detected!

Just wait…, it’s coming folks.

It’s coming.   

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Treasonous James Comey…, otherwise known as “Notorious TJC.”

Former FBI [Federal Bureau of Incompetence] Director James Comey testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday as part of the committee’s probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

James Comey isn’t “incompetent,” however…, he knew exactly what he was doing.

According to CBS News, “Comey, who was fired by President Trump in 2017, oversaw the investigation, called ‘Crossfire Hurricane,’ which was eventually taken over by special counsel Robert Mueller.”

Yes…, Mr. Mueller is very, very “special,” if you know what I mean.

In my opinion, “Crossfire Hurricane” would have been more aptly named “Excrement Storm.”

“A report by the inspector general for the Justice Department [Sometimes known as The Department of Injustice.] published in December found 17 ‘significant inaccuracies and omissions’ in the FBI’s handling of FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) applications to surveil Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.”

Oh…, only 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions?”

Well, just let me know if we get to 20 “significant inaccuracies and omissions,” because that’s my limit.

“The report also found, however, the FBI was justified in launching the investigation and showed no political bias.”

FOUND NO POLITICAL BIAS???!!!

Unbelievable.

“Comey repeatedly told the committee he had been unaware of major problems with each of four applications the FBI submitted in 2016 to 2017 to eavesdrop on Page.”

I just have a quick question for you Mr. Comey.

WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE GOING ON THAT WAS SOOO IMPORTANT THAT AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SPYING ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T DESERVE YOUR COMPLETE AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION??????!!!!!!

“He said he had been overly confident that the surveillance process was working as it should. He noted that Page accounted for just ‘a slice’ of the investigation but that he wouldn’t have signed off on the surveillance had he known of the problems.”

AGAIN…, WHAT ELSE DID YOU HAVE GOING ON THAT WAS SOOO IMPORTANT THAT AN INVESTIGATION INVOLVING SPYING ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DIDN’T DESERVE YOUR COMPLETE AND UNDIVIDED ATTENTION??????!!!!!!

I’m just saying…, wouldn’t you think everything you did in this case would be double checked, then triple checked, with every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed?

“Comey also acknowledged ‘concerning’ and ‘embarrassing’ problems in the handling of surveillance applications.”

HELL YES THESE WERE “CONCERNING AND EMBARRASSING PROBLEMS!”

And that’s putting it mildly.

‘“In the main, it was done by the book, it was appropriate and it was essential that it be done,’ Comey said.”

“Done by the book?”

Can we see this “book,” Mr. Comey?

And what “book” exactly are you referring to…, “A traitor’s guide to undermining a president?”

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Thank you, Captain Obvious!

Yes…, Captain Obvious, aka FBI Director Christopher Wray, stated, while appearing at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing, that “Antifa is a real thing.”

Reeeeeally?!

You don’t say?!

Thank you, thank you, for this brilliant insight Captain Obvious!

Can you possibly share anything else the FBI has learned?

That the earth is round?

That Chicago is a dangerous place?

That you ought to be fired, just like your fellow deep state partners in crime, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Strzok?

That everyone in the prior Obama administration, including former President Obama himself, are guilty of treason?

Please, tell us something we don’t know, Captain Obvious!

Please tell us something we don’t know!

Acording to By Ronn Blitzer of Fox News, “Wray’s words were in response to Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., who claimed prominent Democrats have called Antifa a ‘fantasy.’”

Ha! “A fantasy?!”

More like a nightmare, I’d say.

“In July, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., had dismissed the idea of Antifa violence in Portland as ‘a myth that’s being spread only in Washington, D.C.’”

These democrats are all such pathetic liars.

And they love to try and talk you out of believing what your eyes are actually seeing.

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Who’s paying to destroy America?

Lara Logan, of Fox News, says, and I also believe, that, “Paid professional anarchists are turning peaceful protests into riots.”

She believes these anti-America elements and agitators are hijacking protesters and groups, who are supposedly functioning in the name of social justice, and using them instead to carry out their Marxist agendas.

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They are going by the same playbook, and using the same tactics, that our government agencies and groups employ when trying to cause unrest and regime change in other foreign countries, according to Logan, who has discussed this with those very people.

The term “color revolution” is the term that has been used, in the last couple of years, to describe these techniques that are used to overthrow a government.

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Logan also points to graffiti she has seen recently, “ACAB,” which she has also seen in other countries.  “ACAB” stands for “all cops are bastards.”  And they mean “all cops.”  White cops, Black cops, Hispanic cops, Asian cops…, all cops, regardless of race.

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It’s not about racial injustice for these Marxists…, it’s about creating anarchy in our country and destroying America.

These riots are not just protesters venting their frustration.

Again…, these riots are being instigated by paid professionals.

The real question we should be asking is, “Who’s paying?”

Who’s paying for this destruction of America?

The really sad part about this is I believe the answer is already known.

How could “we” not at this point?

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And if “we” know, why aren’t “we” holding these people accountable?

Is it for the same reason “we” don’t seem to hold any of these upper level democrats/liberals, and deep state vermin, accountable for their actions?

I guess that tells us that the democrat’s/liberal’s side, and the anti-America agitator’s side, and the people financing this anti-America activity side, ARE ONE IN THE SAME SIDE!

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IT’S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO STAND UP AND PICK A SIDE IN THIS FIGHT!

EITHER YOU WANT TO SEE AMERICA SURVIVE AS A BEACON OF FREEDOM IN THIS WORLD, OR YOU DON’T.

EITHER YOU WANT A GOVERNMENT “BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE,” OR YOU WANT TO END UP LIVING UNDER AN OPPRESSIVE COMMUNIST REGIME.  (NOTE: THERE ISN’T ANY OTHER KIND OF COMMUNIST REGIME.)

The words of Abraham Lincoln, to honor the soldiers that sacrificed their lives in order “that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth,” were spoken at Gettysburg, but these words apply as well to the countless soldiers that died for the cause of democracy in the following 150 years.

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EITHER YOU WANT TO SEE AMERICA, AS WE KNOW IT, PERISH FROM THE EARTH, OR YOU DON’T.

PICK A SIDE.

THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND HERE.

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“Listen, do you want to know a secret?”

The Beatles (and MrEricksonRules) asked these questions (sung along to the Beatles’ song by the same name):

“Listen, do you want to know a secret?”

“Do you promise not to tell?”

“Whoa-oh-oh, closer”

“Let me whisper in your ear”

“Say the words you long to hear”

Whoa-oh-oh, TREASON!

These deep state dems are all guilty!

They’re all guiltier than hell,

Whoa-oh-oh, TREASON!

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Kind of catchy, isn’t it?

We hear about things being TOP SECRET and CLASSIFIED all of the time.

But who are these people with the power to withhold information from We The People, The Congress, The Senate, and even The President?

If we have learned anything over the last three plus years, it’s that these deep state bureaucrats are way too political, have way too much power, and feel they are above the law.

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None of these people were elected…, and it seems that none of them feel accountable to anyone except the democrat hierarchy.

In this latest case, we have Senator Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, requesting that an email from Susan Rice (Obama’s National security Advisor and former US Ambassador to The United Nations) be fully declassified.

I’m actually surprised the email in question wasn’t already deleted or had somehow disappeared, ala the Hillary Clinton emails.

According to Edmund DeMarche and Brooke Singman of Fox News, “On January 20, the last day of the Obama administration, outgoing National Security Adviser Susan Rice sat down to write her final memo.”

According to an anonymous source, Susan Rice starts of her memo by saying, “I have always loved you, Barack…”

Ha!

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Anyway…, let’s get back to the matter of declassifying her entire email.

“Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., asked the Trump administration to declassify the entire email that President Obama’s former national security Susan Rice sent herself just before her boss was about to leave office, a report said.”

“Politico reported Monday that it viewed Johnson’s letter, which requested that Rice’s entire email that touched on the January 5, 2017, meeting be released. He said the email summarized the meeting where Obama and his top officials discussed the Michael Flynn case. Flynn was President Trump’s first national security adviser.”

“Earlier this month, Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department dismissed the case against Flynn, who was seen as the key prosecution witness from Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign.”

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“[President] Trump has been trying to go on the offensive after a string of developments he says bolstered his claim that the Russian collusion investigation conducted was nothing more than a political witch hunt.”

And President Trump shouldn’t even have to go on any “offensive.”  It has now been shown that none of the people who testified regarding “Russian collusion” testified to any ties between President Trump or anyone in his campaign or administration to Russia.

It absolutely was just a hoax and a witch hunt.

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But it was more…, I don’t think there is any reason to downplay the actions of these scumbags.

It was a coordinated coup and treason.

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‘“This was all Obama; this was all Biden,’ he told ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ in an exclusive interview Sunday. ‘These people were corrupt. The whole thing was corrupt and we caught them.’”

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“The White House meeting on Jan. 5, 2017 has been the source of speculation.”

“The roster in attendance included [President] Obama, Vice President Biden, Rice, then-FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, then-CIA Director John Brennan and then-Director of National Intelligence James Capper and they talked about the Flynn investigation.”

Man!  If that isn’t a motley crew, then I don’t know what is!

“Obama asked Yates and Comey to ‘stay behind,’ and said he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversation with Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador, about sanctions, an exhibit in the DOJ’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case said.”

Do you see the level of conspiracy here?

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Do you see the level of hypocrisy here?

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President Trump is vilified if he even overtly makes a public suggestion regarding what his attorney general should do.  And here we see the directors of all of these agencies in cahoots with each other and being directed by then President Obama.

Just a bunch of corrupt puppets and an even more corrupt puppet master.

Amazing.

But President Trump is impeached over some perfectly valid call with the president of The Ukraine?

Again…, amazing.

“Biden was recently asked about the meeting after the Trump administration released the Obama-era officials behind the Flynn’s ‘unmasking.’  Biden told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he was ‘aware that there was, that they’d asked for, an investigation. But that’s all I know about it.’”

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“Rice and other Obama officials have insisted that they did nothing wrong and that ‘unmasking’ is routine.”

Oh, really?

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You mean they didn’t just give themselves up walk themselves into a federal prison?

That’s odd.

And, yes…, we know now that “unmasking” was routine for Obummer and his seven dwarves…, but it shouldn’t be “routine” for anybody.

“Routinely” unmasking US citizens, and especially political rivals, is definitely an abuse of this power.

“Johnson has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration and its role in the Flynn fallout. He recently told Fox News that he has long felt that there ‘has been a concerted effort to sabotage’ the Trump White House.”

Ya think?

“Johnson wrote the letter to Barr and pointed out that that most of Rice’s email was already declassified, but a portion remains a mystery.”

A mystery?

Who is determining that this portion of her email remain inaccessible and a “mystery?”

What is it that the deep staters are so worried about in her email?

Who are they trying to protect?

It sure isn’t President Trump or anyone in his administration, I can assure you of that!

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If you’re a MrEricksonRules follower, you already know I’m not a fan of Susan Rice, to put it very mildly.

Check out my blog from October 25, 2019, “The Obama puppet, Susan (weasel fried) Rice, is back in the news!” to see how I really feel about Ms. Rice.

https://mrericksonrules.com/2019/10/25/the-obama-puppet-susan-weasel-fried-rice-is-back-in-the-news/

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The FBI and DOJ “chickens” are coming home to roost.

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Yes folks…, we’ve all heard of a chicken coop.  What we have here is a chicken coup!

A “coup d’état” that is!

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I have written many blogs dealing with “the swamp” and “the deep state…,” but the extent of this unholy cabal, as I am coming to understand it, is far worse than I could have ever imagined.

More concerning is the fact that “the deep state” isn’t all that deep, or hidden.  It turns out “the deep state” is really those bureaucrats, and it’s the majority of them, aligned with the democrat party.  That’s all.

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The FBI is full of these treasonous rats.

So is the DOJ.

So is the whole, federal, bureaucratic mess.

It’s absolutely disgusting.

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The process of “draining the swamp” is no small task.

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We witnessed a long parade of “swamp rats” trotted out during the fraudulent impeachment circus.

People often wonder how the German people capitulated to the horrible whims of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

Well, here you go.

First you have to assemble a group of like-minded people to help you carry out your plans and help to steer the corrupt “ship of state.”

These directors make and enforce “the rules.”  Their followers are “the tools” and the rest are “the fools.”

For the Nazi Party it was people like Heinrich Himmler (SS Commander), Hermann Göring (Hitler’s righthand man and chosen successor), Joseph Goebbels (News media propaganda Minister), Martin Bormann (Hitler’s Chief of Staff), and the list goes on.

For today’s Democrat Party, those people would equate to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, James Comey, James Brennan, James Clapper, Eric Holder, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Christopher Wray, Rod Rosenstein, Peter Strzok, et al.

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If you don’t go along with their way of thinking, you are attacked by the media and labeled a traitor, a racist, a sexist, an idiot, etc.

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You may then be harassed by an arm of “their government” and potentially framed, ruined financially by “their government,” and even possibly imprisoned, ala exactly what has happened to General Flynn, along with many others in the democrats’ attempt to take down President Trump.

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According to Charles Creitz of Fox News, “Sean Hannity opened Wednesday’s edition of [his nightly show] ‘Hannity’ by declaring that former National Security Adviser [General] Michael Flynn was ‘unfairly and unjustly targeted by deep state bureaucrats’ after a bombshell [collection] of documents was unsealed in the case.”

My first questions would be why were these documents sealed and who sealed them in the first place?

Who had access to them?

Who had access to them, and undoubtedly knew they exonerated General Flynn, and did nothing?

Who had access to them, and undoubtedly knew they exonerated General Flynn. while unmasking the FBI and the DOJ as renegade and treasonous’ “deep state” entities, and did nothing?

“The Justice Department turned over the documents just this week, even though a February 2018 standing order in the case from United States District Court for the District of Columbia Emmet Sullivan required the government to turn over any exculpatory materials in its possession that pertained to Flynn. Fox News is told even more exculpatory documents are forthcoming, as Attorney General Bill Barr continues to oversee the DOJ’s investigation into the handling of the Flynn case,” according to Gregg Re.

What was the DOJ and William Barr waiting for? That standing order to turn over documents dates back over two years ago!

Two years ago!

I would expect this type of indifference regarding the law from the Clintons…, but The Department of Justice?!

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That’s why the jury is still currently out on Attorney General William and his underlings.

We’ll see about him and his quite shortly, and what their true colors are.

Our current FBI Director Christopher Wray is another story, however.

There can be no doubt that Christopher Wray has played a part in the effort to cover-up all of the FBI’s treasonous activities…, thus making him a treasonous co-conspirator in all of this.

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‘“Corrupt agents from Jim Comey’s FBI were discussing strategies on how to set General Flynn up on what we call a perjury trap,’ Hannity said, later adding, ‘truth be told, it was an ambush. It was an illegal, abuse of power, corrupt ambush.’”

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‘“According to one handwritten note, an unnamed agent asked, “Well, what is our goal here? … Is it truth, admission or to get him to lie?” To get him to lie, is that our goal? So we can prosecute him or get him fired? Is that the FBI’s role?’ the host continued.”

Gregg Re of Fox News reports that, “The handwritten notes — written by the FBI’s former head of counterintelligence Bill Priestap after a meeting with then-FBI Director James Comey and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Fox News is told — further suggested that agents planned in the alternative to get Flynn ‘to admit to breaking the Logan Act’ when he spoke to then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition period.”

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“The handwritten notes are devastating evidence of an effort to disregard all standing protocols and rules, Sidney Powell said.”

“Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley called the document’s implications ‘chilling.’”

Charles Creitz continues, ‘“Ultimately that perjury trap was not a success,’ Hannity went on. ‘Agents saw no indication at all that the national security adviser was lying. They didn’t believe he was lying. They said they didn’t believe he was lying.’”

“Nevertheless, the host claimed, then-FBI Director James Comey tried to ‘exploit the chaos’ inside the then-transitioning Trump White House team to get to Flynn, which Hannity added was something Comey would never do to Barack Obama or George W. Bush.”

“Hannity went on to claim that Comey, thus emboldened, ‘turned the screws’ on Flynn by threatening to lock him up and then threatening to prosecute his son, Michael Flynn, Jr.”

‘“They were hell-bent on punishing anyone and everyone inside the Trump administration,’ he said.”

Former President Barack Obama’s name rarely surfaces in all of these discussions about treason and crimes at the highest levels, but his name should be raised and he should be held accountable as well.

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Gregg Re reminds us that, “Former President Obama personally had warned the Trump administration against hiring Flynn, and made clear he was ‘not a fan,’ according to multiple officials. Obama fired Flynn as head of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014.”

So, President Obama told President Trump he wasn’t “a fan” of General Flynn, huh?

No wonder why President Trump brought Flynn on board!

“One of Flynn’s interviewing agents was Peter Strzok, who has since been fired from the bureau after his anti-Trump text messages [with Lisa Page] came to light.”

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“Flynn has sought to withdraw his guilty plea and has been seeking exoneration, saying the FBI engaged in ‘egregious misconduct.’ Flynn, who has said more recently that he did not lie to the FBI, pleaded guilty in late 2017 as mounting legal fees pushed him to sell his home.”

“Flynn has since obtained new counsel — and his old attorneys, it emerged this week, then failed to turn over thousands of documents to his new lawyer, Sidney Powell. Powell has maintained that Flynn’s old lawyers at Covington & Burling had conflicts of interest and were otherwise ineffective, including by not focusing on Strzok’s evident bias.”

Flynn’s “old attorneys,” Covington and Burling LLP, were obviously wolves in sheep’s clothing, as far as Flynn’s defense was concerned.  With “friends” like that, who needs enemies?  Covington and Burling LLP were undoubtedly deep state “tools” in this case, and they should be disbarred, honestly.

Sara Carter also brought to light that, “Last week, another batch of documents withheld by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on Flynn was turned over to his defense that allegedly reveals that the retired three-star general did not commit any crimes, as suggested by Department of Justice prosecutors.”

Well, there’s NO doubt that Mueller and his team are another collection of “tools.”

‘“It’s just absolutely appalling what these agents, and then special counsel operatives, did to General Flynn,’ Powell told Fox News’ ‘Hannity’ on Wednesday night. ‘It’s abuse of their authority at every turn.’”

“[Andrew] McCabe, who has admitted to lying to FBI investigators in a leak investigation, was fired for multiple violations of the FBI’s ethics code.”

“He has not faced any criminal charges.”

Next time you’re interviewed by the FBI, try lying to them and sees what happens to you.

“The Flynn revelations come as the Justice Department separately has revealed that the FBI’s investigation into former Trump aide Carter Page was riddled with fatal errors — and even featured an ex-FBI attorney deliberately doctoring an email from the CIA to make it seem as though Page’s Russian contacts were nefarious.”

“In fact, Carter Page was an informant to the CIA about those contacts — a key detail the FBI omitted when it told the surveillance court about Page’s overseas trips.”

“For his part, after years of legal setbacks and sustained attacks on his patriotism, Flynn took a moment to savor the day’s news on social media. He tweeted a video late Wednesday showing a slow pan to a waving American flag, with no audio but the wind.”

In case you’re not really too familiar with General Flynn…, here’s a little bit about him.

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Michael Flynn was born December 24, 1958, on Christmas Eve!  He is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General (3 star general) who was briefly the National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump.

General Flynn’s military career included a key role in shaping U.S. counter-terrorism strategy and dismantling insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He served as the 18th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, serving from July 2012 until his retirement from the military in August 2014. He became a senior advisor to Trump during his presidential campaign and served as the National Security Advisor from January 23 to February 13, 2017.

General Flynn was preceded as the National Security Advisor by the ever “swampy” Susan “I never met a lie too big to tell” Rice.

Flynn resigned after information surfaced that he had [allegedly] misled the FBI and Vice President Mike Pence about the nature and content of his communications with Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant in military intelligence in 1981. His military assignments included multiple tours at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with the 82nd Airborne Division and Joint Special Operations Command. He also served with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, and the Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

Flynn served as the director of intelligence at the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom) and the Iraq War (Operation Iraqi Freedom).

General Flynn was asked in February 2016 to serve as an adviser to the Trump campaign.

As one of the keynote speakers during the first night of the 2016 Republican National Convention, Flynn gave what the Los Angeles Times described as a “fiery” speech, in which he stated: “We are tired of Obama’s empty speeches and his misguided rhetoric. This has caused the world to have no respect for America’s word, nor does it fear our might.” He accused Obama of enabling the Islamic State at the time.  Flynn went on to criticize political correctness and joined the crowd in a chant of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”

During the speech, Flynn launched a blistering attack on Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton. He led the crowd in chants of “Lock her up!”  He called for Clinton to withdraw from the race, saying that “if I did a tenth of what she did, I’d be in jail today.” He repeated in subsequent interviews that she should be “locked up.”

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The Washington Post has predictably come to “the swamp’s” defense and declared, “No, Michael Flynn wasn’t ‘set up,’” in an opinion piece by Randall D. Eliason.

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And who is Randall Eliason?

According to his bio at American University, in Washington D.C., where he is currently an adjunct professor, Eliason spent over 20 years as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a Chief of that section, for the District of Columbia.

Interestingly enough, Eliason is the recipient of numerous awards and commendations from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Hmmm.

He is also a frequent media commentator on PBS, NBC, NPR, CNN and MSNBC.

Can anyone say “liberal propaganda, fake news?”

Basically, Eliason can be classified as “a tool.”

So, what’s the bottom line here?

The bottom line here is that the Obama administration, the FBI and the DOJ took the law into their own hands in an attempt to break General Flynn as a part of their effort to undo the 2016 election and Donald Trump’s presidency.

Like I said before…, the absolute bottom line here is treason against The United States of America and the American people…, and if nobody goes to jail for any of this, then “the deep state” are really the ones running the show, and our country is in serious trouble.

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Dumb, dumber, dumbest!

I’m sorry, Leslie Marshall, for Fox News, but I’m referring to an opinion piece you recently wrote, titled, “Leslie Marshall: Hillary Clinton endorsement of Biden is bad news for Trump – Democrats uniting to defeat him.”

First, a little bit about Ms. Marshall.  Per Fox News, “Leslie Marshall joined Fox News Channel as a contributor in 2009; providing analysis on both political and social issues from a liberal point of view. A nationally syndicated talk host, whose program, ‘The Leslie Marshall Show’ can be heard on radio, stream, ‘Tune In,’ ‘The Progressive Voices Radio Network,’ and ‘The Armed Forces Radio Network.’”

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The Armed Forces Radio Network? Talk about liberal propaganda fed to a captive audience.  I guess someone should be looking into the selected programming for our Armed Forces, and at least ensure that conservative voices get equal time.

“The swamp” [the deep state] never sleeps.

Anyway…, back to our confused and/or propagandistic Ms. Marshall.

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(Marshall shown here with Sean Hannity to her left and Michelle Malkin to her right.)

According to Leslie Marshall, “Hillary Clinton’s endorsement Tuesday of former Vice President Joe Biden in the November presidential election is just the latest sign of Democratic unity that will be needed to send President Trump into political retirement.”

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Wow!

Hillary Clinton endorsing Creepy Joe Biden is an absolute journalistic bombshell, Ms. Marshall!

NO KIDDING!

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WHO ELSE WAS HILLARY GOING TO ENDORSE…, OPRAH?  MICKEY MOUSE?  PRINCE HARRY?  ALEC BALDWIN?  WHOOPI GOLDBERG?

I mean, c’mon…, this isn’t news at all.

DUMB.

Marshall continues by saying, “Biden has also picked up the endorsements of many other prominent Democrats, including candidates who ran against him for the presidential nomination this year, former President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, and even Rep Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez of New York – one of the most progressive members of Congress.”

OH REEEEALLY?!

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You actually mean to tell me that, “Biden has also picked up the endorsements of many other prominent Democrats?”

AMAZING!

AGAIN, WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT?!

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She continues, “The endorsement of Biden by Clinton – a former first lady, senator and secretary of state – may not get Biden many additional votes, but it’s likely to help him raise the millions of dollars he needs to defeat Trump.”

Actually, Ms. Marshall, the endorsement of Creepy Joe by Hillary will probably end up costing him votes, and rich democrats were going to pour money into Biden’s campaign regardless of Hillary’s endorsement.

Stating the obvious and now stating inaccuracies are not good traits for a journalist to project.

“Trump’s continuing insulting attacks against Clinton – including regularly referring to her as “Crooked Hillary” and falsely accusing her of wrongdoing – are strong motivators to her to work for the defeat of a president she clearly views as unfit for the nation’s highest office.”

“FALSELY ACCUSING HER OF WRONGDOING?!”

Excuse me…, please give me a minute while I catch my breath.

DUMBER.

LOCK HER UP!

LOCK HER UP!

LOCK HER UP!

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“Additionally, Clinton and Biden worked well together in President Obama’s administration and hold similar policy positions that differ dramatically from Trump’s. The sober and fact-based leadership styles of the two Democrats are far more similar to each other than to the erratic and unpredictable shoot-from-the-hip style favored by Trump.”

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Yes…, Biden’s and Clinton’s anti-America, pro new world order, Pro-Russia and Pro-China positions differ dramatically from President Trump’s positions.

“It’s a safe bet that with or without the Clinton endorsement, Biden could count on strong support from Democratic voters in November.”

Are you kidding right now with this comment, Ms. Marshall?

“Biden could count on strong support from Democratic voters in November?”

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YA THINK?!!!

DUMBEST.

“Many independents and even some Republicans want to see Trump defeated. For example, former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona told The Washington Post he will not be voting for Trump and hinted at supporting Biden.”

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All I have to say to this comment is, these “independents” need to climb down off of their fence and pick a side.  Either you’re pro-America (Republican/conservative) or anti-America (Democrat/liberal).  It’s a pretty straight forward choice.

And yes…, RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Jeff Flake and Mitt Romney will probably not be voting for President Trump.

Again…, is there any news here?

Marshall continues by informing us that, “Biden needs money for ads on TV, the web, radio, print publications and direct mail. TV ads are expensive and particularly crucial now that many people are homebound and watching more TV than usual due to shelter-in-place orders imposed to combat the coronavirus pandemic.”

So, you’re saying that Creepy Joe needs money to run ads on TV and radio?

And that these ads are expensive?

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Who exactly subscribes to your opinion newsletter, Ms. Marshall…, people that have recently come out of decades-long comas?  People who have been living off the grid since World War II?  Mindless democrats?

I guess I’m going to have to go with mindless democrats.

She concludes her remarks by saying, “A lot of surprises can happen between now and November.”

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Thank you for that bit of wisdom, Ms. Marshall.

And, “I don’t know if Joe Biden will be our next president, but if I were a Trump supporter I’d be very nervous about the prospect.”

To this I would say, right back at ya Ms. Marshall…, right back at ya.

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I don’t normally berate articles that I refer to in my blogs, but this piece truly stands out.

I would venture to say that the article by Leslie Marshall, here, could have been written by any naïve and/or confused high school newspaper reporter…, with all due respect to naïve and/or confused high school newspaper reporters.

Do they have newspapers in middle school?

WINNING!

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The White House is “smoking out the rats!”

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According to Tyler Olson of Fox News, “The Trump administration has been working with allies to assemble lists of officials [unelected bureaucrats] it considers ‘disloyal’ to the president and come up with potential replacements, according to an Axios report.”

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The only thing I have to say about this is…,

“IT’S ABOUT FRIGGIN’ TIME!!!!!

DRAIN THE SWAMP!

DRAIN THE SWAMP!

“The report, based on anonymous sources [Are there any other kind of sources when dealing with the fake news?!], alleges that the memos have circulated in the White House, produced by individuals including a GOP Senate staffer and a group of conservative activists named ‘Groundswell,’ which is led by Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.”

You go, Ginni Thomas!

And “alleges?”

As if The White House or this conservative group is guilty of anything.

“Anonymous sources” is fake news code words for “our embedded deep state, swampy, anti-Trump, “Benedict Arnolds.”

The exact same people President Trump wants to “reassign.”

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“On Fox News’ ‘Outnumbered Overtime’ with Harris Faulkner, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway defended [President] Trump’s right to hire and fire as he wishes and emphasized that the president is the person who sets executive branch policy.”

‘“We should not have people in government who are undermining the president’s agenda. The president got elected because his ideas prevailed,’ Conway said, when asked about the report. ‘If you want your views to become policy, you need to put your name on the ballot and become president of the United States.’”

Amen to that, sister!

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“According to Axios, Thomas at one point handed one of the memos produced by Groundswell directly to President Trump, which included the names of several conservatives loyal to Trump which the group recommended that he hire for various positions, including former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke for a senior role in the Department of Homeland Security.”

OMG!!!  She actually handed it to the President?! How dare she!

And who was the person who witnessed this and passed the information on to Axios?

PRECISELY ONE OF THE DISLOYAL DEEP STATERS THE WHITE HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!  THAT’S WHO!

How can any organization operate effectively with a bunch people intent on making that organization fail operating from within that organization?

These swampy bureaucrats seem to think they have some sort of right to whatever position they have.

These people are not elected.

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And again…, like Kellyanne Conway stated, President Trump has the right to hire and fire as he wishes and he is the person who sets executive branch policy.

“This development comes on the heels of news, also reported by Axios, that the new head of the Office of Presidential Personnel, Johnny McEntee, asked White House aides to identify members of the government who might be anti-Trump.”

Again…, so what?

In many other countries these people would be lined-up and shot or jailed.

In President Trump’s case, he just wants these rats reassigned or let go so he can work without their constant interference and undermining.

Not too much to ask for I don’t think.

Do these people think President Obama was loading up his staff with people that were opposed to him or his policies?

Do these people expect us to believe that anyone opposed to President Obama or his policies wasn’t shown the door pretty quickly?

I wouldn’t even hold it against President Obama.  It’s something I would expect.

“One memo that Axios reports on specifically involves the former nominee to be Treasury Department undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes Jessie Liu. The memo spelled out why Liu was not sufficiently pro-Trump at her previous post as U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.”

“Reasons included Liu not pursuing criminal referrals that came from the Senate Judiciary Committee on the heels of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, asking for jail time for ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, not indicting former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and more.”

“Trump later withdrew Liu’s nomination to the Treasury Department post.”

Again…, so what?  And good. These nominations are entirely his, President Trump’s, prerogative.

“There were other memos like the Liu memo that made it to Trump’s desk, according to Axios, including one that named several State Department officers.”

Again…, who was the person who witnessed this and passed the information on to Axios?

ONE OF THE DISLOYAL DEEP STATE WEASELS THE WHITE HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT!!!

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If I was President Trump, I’d leave some particularly juicy [but specifically] fake memos laying around, monitored by a video camera, just to see what got leaked and by whom.

Hey…, that’s how I roll.

“The Trump administration has taken action against other figures that might be perceived as disloyal to Trump, such as recalling U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland from his post earlier this month and removing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council. Both actions, against officials who testified to the House of Representatives in its impeachment inquiry into Trump, came in the immediate wake of the Senate’s acquittal of Trump on both impeachment articles passed by the House.”

HIP, HIP, HOORAY!

HIP, HIP, HOORAY!

Get ‘em outta there!

The move regarding Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman particularly warmed my heart.

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WINNING…, WHILE DRAINING THE SWAMP!

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For “The Deep State,” an apology seems to be a “get out of jail free card!” 

Yes…, for “The Deep State,” democrats and liberals in general, a disingenuous apology seems to be a “get out of jail free card!”

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At least in their eyes, the eyes of their “Deep State” comrades, and the eyes of their propagandistic fake news media conspirators.

An apology, of course, is only begrudgingly performed when the evidence against the “swamp rat” in question is SO overwhelming that the preferred strategy of lying, denying and pleading ignorance cannot be employed.

Republicans, conservatives, and all the rest of the law-abiding peons, however, are expected to operate under the laws as they were written, and receive punishment accordingly.

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Case in point…, an article by Ronn Blitzer of Fox News, titled, “DOJ recommends maximum sentence for former GOP Representative.”

You will NEVER see or hear the words “DOJ recommends maximum sentence” before any liberal bureaucrat’s name or any liberal politician’s name.

In this case, ‘“The Government believes that a sentence at the top end of the Guidelines range is necessary in order to satisfy the objectives of Title 18 United States Code, Section 3553(a), and in particular to promote respect for the law, to provide just punishment for the offense, and to achieve general deterrence,’ prosecutors with the Southern District of New York said in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Vernon S. Broderick.”

So in other words, they’re saying that there are cases where you don’t need to “promote respect for the law,” “provide just punishment,” and “achieve general deterrence?”

It seems like that’s what they’re saying.

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And in fact, we’ve seen many cases where our “justice” system IS NOT promoting respect for the law, IS NOT providing just punishment, and IS NOT achieving general deterrence…, especially where liberal bureaucrats and liberal politicians are concerned.

Do the names Lois Lerner, Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Rod Rosenstein, James Clapper, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey ring a bell?

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Another such case is the case of Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a former top Treasury Department official.

When someone is using three last names, that’s a good tip-off that we are dealing with someone who is extra pathetically liberal.

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According to Gregg Re of Fox News, “A former top Treasury Department official pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports associated with members of the Trump campaign, following her dramatic arrest in October 2018 as she toted a flash drive full of sensitive documents.”

“Natalie Edwards, 41, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods set sentencing for June 9. Although the conspiracy charge carried a potential penalty of up to five years in prison, Edwards signed a plea deal with prosecutors that recommended a potential prison sentence of zero to six months.”

A plea deal you say?

What exactly is she pleaing?

She doesn’t seem to have much leverage here.

She must be pleaing that her special liberal privilege be recognized.

“Edwards was a senior adviser at Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, also known as FinCEN. Prosecutors said her crime began in October 2017 and continued for a year, with Edwards sending a BuzzFeed News reporter numerous Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”).

Oh…, she was a senior adviser at Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network!

Beautiful!

She should be held to an even higher standard here then.

“As law enforcement swooped in, she was carrying a government-issued USB flash drive containing not only thousands of SARs, but also ‘highly sensitive material relating to Russia, Iran, and the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,’ prosecutors said.”

Am I just stupid or does this seem like a pretty serious crime?

‘“I am sorry for what I have done and I apologize to you, your honor, and the court,’ Edwards said.”

THERE IT IS!

She played her “get out of jail free card” apology!

Also notice she’s apologizing to the judge and the court and not to the victims of her crime, her department, or the American people.

“Her arrest came on the heels of other high-profile, leak-related prosecutions under the Trump administration, which had pledged to go on the offensive against leakers whom the president has called ‘traitors and cowards.’”

Exactly, Mr. President.  I would classify her as a coward and a traitor as well.

Traitors should not receive bogus plea deals.

In another case, we have the F.B.I. (Director, Christopher Wray) apologizing to the Court for “botching surveillance of a Trump adviser,” and “pledging to fix their [the F.B.I.’s] procedures.”

According to Charlie Savage of The New York Times, “The F.B.I. acknowledged serious errors and omissions in the facts it put forward for wiretap applications targeting a former Trump campaign adviser.”

“[The] F.B.I. told a secretive court on Friday that it was increasing training and oversight for officials who work on national security wiretap applications in response to problems uncovered by a scathing inspector general report last month about botched surveillance targeting a former Trump campaign adviser.”

“A secretive court?”

What exactly is a “secretive court?”

I’m guessing “secretive” means “rigged” in this instance.

‘“The F.B.I. has the utmost respect for this court and deeply regrets the errors and omission identified by’ the inspector general, wrote the F.B.I. director, Christopher A. Wray, in a statement included with the filing. He called the conduct described by the report “unacceptable and unrepresentative of the F.B.I. as an institution.’”

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I’m sure you are very appreciative of this liberal leaning court, rigged in your favor, Mr. Wray…, and Oh…, THERE IT IS…, he played their “get out of jail free card” apology!

Excuse me Mr. Wray…, but you are so full of sh#t I can smell you a million miles away.

Believe me my friends…, these “Deep Staters” have no respect for their employer, the American people, and they think we are all idiots who will continue to keep falling for this crap.

Well…, it’s a new day Mr. Wray.

Our eyes are wide open now, and we recognize you people for what you are…, enemies of our country, and enemies of “We The People.”

“Under FISA — a law for surveillance aimed at monitoring suspected spies and terrorists, as opposed to ordinary criminals — the government must convince a judge that an American is probably an agent of a foreign power. Because the FISA court hears only from the government, and what it says is never shown to defense lawyers, the Justice Department says it has a duty to be candid and tell judges every relevant fact in its possession.”

Oh, sure, why wouldn’t we believe that would happen?!

“But the Justice Department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, uncovered that the F.B.I. had cherry-picked and misstated evidence about the Trump adviser, Carter Page, when seeking permission to wiretap him in October 2016 and in 2017 renewal applications.”

In all there were 17 “serious errors and omissions in the facts” regarding the FISA warrant applications.

17!!!

That, Mr. Wray, raises the bar here from extreme incompetence to a treasonous disregard and manipulation of the law.

We are all painfully aware of our two-tiered justice system…, us being on the lower tier.

Apologies are not going to suffice here.

Our last hope of seeing any justice served, at least for a while, is U.S. Attorney John Durham and his investigation into all of this FISA stuff.

His report should be submitted to Attorney General Barr before this summer.., hopefully along with his recommendation of criminal charges for more than a few of these treasonous individuals.

I’ll be very disappointed if we just continue to see more of the same…, more apologies and more “get out of jail free cards.”

I’ll keep you posted.

 

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