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Durham Probe News a Good 
Sign for Accountability
Harold Hutchison  
Republican and Democrat Leadership Hold
Press Conferences Following
“Impeachment Inquiry” Vote
by sundance
{ } ~ House republican and democrat leadership both held press conferences today immediately after the successful passage of the House Impeachment Inquiry Resolution.
Bill Barr STRIKES – 
scumbag-Adam Schiff Is Shellshocked
by Martin Walsh
{  } ~ While House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag-Adam Schiff has been doing everything in his power to undermine the investigation of the origins of the Russia probe... Attorney General William Barr is touting the integrity of U.S. Attorney John Durham and his now-criminal inquiry. Barr struck and shattered scumbag-Schiff’s narrative that this is a partisan investigation this week, noting that two Democrat attorneys general have entrusted federal prosecutor Durham with investigations before, according to National Review. When Barr announced the Durham investigation had shifted into a criminal inquiry and that corrupt scumbag/liar-nObama-era officials could be held accountable, it caused a wave of panic throughout the Democratic Party. scumbag-Schiff immediately jumped on all of the liberal cable news programs to tell anyone who would listen that he would not accept the outcome of this investigation because it is nothing more than the Justice Department being weaponized by Trump. Durham is leading investigation into potential illegal actions with the scumbag/liar-nObama administration surveilling Trump’s team and the Russia witch hunt. Before he was selected, Barr noted how Durham was widely respected and has built a reputation for putting politics aside and getting to the bottom of any case, no matter where it led him. “He’s a 35-year veteran of the department, great reputation for non-partisanship. He was selected by two Democratic attorney generals to do sensitive investigations for them,” Barr said of the U.S. attorney.
Despite this, Democrats are doing everything in their power to spread a bogus narrative about it. House Judiciary Democrats recently sent a letter to Barr demanding he recuse himself from anything related to impeachment. The “other” shoe is about to drop on Democrats and you can smell fear in D.C., make no mistake about that. scumbag-Schiff can try to mislead the American people all he wants, but that’s doing going to stop Barr and Durham from doing their job. There have been several major developments in recent weeks regarding the investigation into potential illegal actions with the scumbag/liar-nObama administration surveilling Trump’s team and the Russia witch hunt. Earlier this week, it was reported that a former FBI general counsel James Baker is working with Barr and assisting in his probe. Baker is important to this whole investigation because he was the one who initially leaked the information that led to the probe against then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn...
The American Bar Association 
Destroys its Own Credibility
by Daniel Greenfield
{ } ~ Democrats would have people believe that the ABA's ratings are non-partisan and that putting forward judicial nominees whom they deem to be not qualified is a violation of political norms... But it's the ABA's partisan witch hunts that are violating political norms. The ABA's rating is now as meaningless as the other 'expert' institutions manipulated by lefties. The attacks on Lawrence VanDyke are damning evidence, not as the ABA claims, of his disqualification, but of the ABA's partisan destruction of its own credibility. Lawrence VanDyke was the subject of a scathing letter from the American Bar Association, sent to committee leadership Tuesday night, which alleged that people they interviewed expressed this concern, and that VanDyke himself "would not say affirmatively that he would be fair to any litigant before him, notably members of the LGBTQ community."  "I did not say that," VanDyke told Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., tears welling up in his eyes. "No, I did not say that. I do not believe that. It is a fundamental belief of mine that all people are created in the image of God. They should all be treated with dignity and respect, senator," he added, sobbing. VanDyke also said that he was not given a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations during his ABA interview. He said when he was confronted with the concerns about his views, he began to answer but was told they were running out of time. That interview was conducted by Marcia Davenport, the lead evaluator. Hawley noted that Davenport once contributed to the campaign of a judicial candidate who was running against VanDyke.  "I find that absolutely unbelievable," Hawley said, stating it "probably explains the totally ad hominem nature of this disgraceful letter." "Mr. VanDyke’s accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-to-day practice including procedural rules," it said, explaining why despite his professional and academic experience, they gave him a "Not Qualified" rating. "There was a theme that the nominee lacks humility, has an 'entitlement'  temperament, does not have an open mind, and does not always have a commitment to being candid and truthful." This isn't an assessment, it's a set of personal attacks.
Latest Impeachment Witness Contradicts 
Vindman’s Claim That Key Details Were 
Left Out of Ukraine Call Transcript
{ } ~ A senior White House official who listened to President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky testified Thursday in a closed-door impeachment hearing... that the White House did not omit any key details of the conversation from the publicly-released transcript. The official, Tim Morrison, also told House lawmakers he did not think Trump discussed anything illegal on the call. “I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed,” Morrison said in remarks to Congress. Morrison’s testimony contradicts that of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert, who testified on Tuesday that he believes the White House omitted from the transcript Trump’s claim that recordings of vice president loose lips liar-Joe Biden existed that implicated him in corrupt dealings. During a July 25 phone call with Zelensky, Trump asked the Ukrainian president to help the U.S. investigate allegations that loose lips liar-Biden used his position as vice president to help Ukrainian natural-gas company Burisma Holdings avoid a corruption probe soon after his son, Hunter Biden, was appointed to its board of directors. That phone conversation has become the crux of House Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry against Trump. Vindman added that he was concerned enough by Trump’s call with Ukraine that he reported it to one of his superiors. “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the U.S. government’s support of Ukraine,” Vindman said, according to his prepared testimony. “I realized that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the loose lips liar-Bidens and Burisma, it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play which would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the bipartisan support it has thus far maintained.”...   
The Supreme Court Should Kill DACA
{ } ~ President scumbag/liar-nObama created an illegal policy for the executive branch to follow. President Trump decided to stop that policy. And in a bizarre case the Supreme Court will be hearing November 12... activist groups are suing to force the executive branch to keep  acting illegally. At the heart of the case is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, through which scumbag/liar-nObama made legal status and work authorization available to more than a million illegal-immigrant “Dreamers” who arrived in this country as minors. Trump decided to end the program and was, unsurprisingly, promptly sued. If the year were 2016 and the lawsuit were about whether the Court itself should strike down DACA — instead of whether it should stop the executive from ending it — you could at least have a sliver of a debate. Federal immigration laws do grant the executive branch broad enforcement discretion, and the executive branch has used deferred action, albeit on a much narrower basis, to avoid deporting sensitive groups in the past. However, even in that hypothetical case, the program would not have much of a chance before a conservative Court. A similar program for the illegal-immigrant parents of citizen children (“DAPA”) was enjoined in court and never implemented, and the  appeals-court ruling against the program spelled out an argument that would obviously apply to DACA as well.  The appeals court pointed out that, as vague as U.S. immigration laws can be, they lay out an elaborate process for granting legal status to immigrants. In lieu of that system, the scumbag/liar-nObama administration’s interpretation of the law would allow the executive “to grant lawful presence and work authorization to any illegal alien in the United States — an untenable position in light of the law’s intricate system of immigration classifications and employment eligibility.” The court also stressed that “previous deferred-action programs are not analogous to DAPA.” They were typically used to help people from a specific country in the wake of a disaster, or to help immigrants move from one legal status to another...
Second Democrat Staffer Sentenced 
for Role in Doxing Republicans
{ } ~ A second aide to Democrat senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) has been sentenced for her role in assisting a former staffer to break into the senator’s office... to hack computers and obtain the names and personal information of Republican politicians. The aide, Samantha DeForest-Davis, is the second Hassan staffer to be sentenced in the burglary-and-doxing case.Her collaborator, Jackson Cosko, pleaded guilty to five federal offenses in June after hacking Senate computers to obtain similar information on Republicans, an act he said was spurred by anger at the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. He was sentenced to four years in prison. DeForest-Davis has been sentenced to a suspended sentence of 180 days in prison, together with 200 hours of community service and two years of supervised probation. According to a Justice Department spokesperson, DeForest-Davis has also been ordered to “stay away from Hassan’s office to include current and former staff, and to not use Tor or anonymized computer applications.” Court House News reported that the sentence showed “leniency” from the federal judge who imposed it. DeForest-Davis initially lied to the police, telling them that she knew nothing about Cosko’s actions...   
Durham Probe News a Good Sign for Accountability
Harold Hutchison:  The news that the probe led by federal prosecutor John Durham into the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe of alleged ties between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia has become a criminal investigation is one that Patriots should welcome. This shift, reportedly prompted by the upcoming report from the Justice Department’s inspector general, means we may finally see some accountability for Spygate in the wake of the Mueller Report.

As we noted back then, Mueller’s report was notable for what wasn’t there: Proof of collusion with Russia. This was after the FBI’s counterintelligence powers had been turned on the presidential campaign of the party not in power. It would have been one thing had the Mueller probe or the FBI discovered smoking-gun evidence of wrongdoing, but that was not the case. Mueller came up empty on the most salacious and serious charges.

With that failure, America had to deal with the fact that under the administration of Barack scumbag/liar-nObama, the FBI was essentially spying on Americans who did not share scumbag/liar-nObama’s political views. Americans deserve answers as to why that spying occurred. What was the evidence that led to the FBI deciding that surveillance of the Trump campaign was warranted? These become more important given allegations centering on the case of former DIA Director Michael Flynn, President Trump’s first national security advisor — with Lisa Page and Peter Strzok in the thick of this case.

This wasn’t an isolated incident, either. Before, during, and after the 2016 election, there also were other cases of questionable, if not abusive, uses of governmental power against opponents of the Left: There was the IRS targeting of the Tea Party, the John Doe investigations in Wisconsin, efforts to turn RICO on opponents of Democrats’ environmental policies, scumbag-Andrew Cuomo’s abuses against the NRA, and Joaquin Castro doxed Trump donors in his district. If twice is a coincidence, six times is a definite pattern of behavior.

Incidentally, many leftists will cite Georgia gubernatorial loser worthless-Stacey Abrams as the victim of a nefarious abuse of power at the hands of now-Gov. Brian Kemp, albeit without any evidence of wrongdoing. When it comes to scumba-Cuomo, who openly declared that his intention was to take out the primary political opposition to his anti-Second Amendment agenda, they have no criticism at all. Imagine if a Republican governor were to execute a similar strategy against Planned Parenthood — can anyone seriously say that the same people who either ignore or justify the actions of Castro, scumbag-Cuomo, and liar-Lois Lerner would feel the same about that governor? They would not only demand an end to any such effort, they would demand accountability, as well they should.

The First Amendment is very clear — Americans have the right to speak out. They have the right to peaceably assemble. They have the right to petition for the redress of grievances. Freedom of the press is protected. But the First Amendment becomes a dead letter if politicians can exploit the power of government to retaliate against people who do nothing more than speak out on an issue. When the power of the government is turned on political opponents of the government, the American people at a minimum deserve an explanation as to why that happened. That explanation should either include irrefutable evidence of extremely serious wrongdoing, or it should detail just exactly who screwed up, and what went wrong, as well as what will be done to ensure similar screw-ups don’t happen again.

The problem is that going back a number of years, cases of questionable or flat-out abusive actions by government under Democrats have not seen that sort of accountability. liar-Lerner, who ran the IRS targeting of the Tea Party, retired with a six-figure pension. Those behind the John Doe investigations saw no repercussions, either. scumbag-Cuomo and Castro continue in office. Spygate has seen some firings, but Americans need to see stronger steps to ensure that the misuse of power is deterred.

We at The Patriot Post have said it before, but it must be said again: America can survive honest mistakes in the exercise of governmental power, but it cannot survive double standards. Accountability for Spygate is desperately needed to ensure that a double standard is not entrenched.   ~The Patriot Post  

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