Thursday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called into question the purpose of the Department of Justice naming Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. Dershowitz argued Mueller’s appointment would benefit Trump given that “collaborating with the Russians” to get elected wasn’t illegal and Mueller’s role would be to investigate illegalities. “[I] think he will be the beneficiary of the special prosecutor,” Dershowitz said. “A special prosecutor is supposed to investigate a crime and most of the things that have been leveled at the Trump administration are not criminal acts.
Comments: Others on the Anderson Cooper panel: Jeffrey Toobin and Carl Bernstein. Stacked deck, no?
I hope Mueller has a very stiff backbone because once the leaks come out that he is finding nothing in the Russian probe,the press will turn on him with a vengeance turning him into a vampire based on anonymous sources from his childhood.
I always liked Alan Dershowitz. Anyone who disliked him simply because he is liberal is mistaken.
He is a type of liberal who no longer exists. He would learn the facts, argue with logic, and always, always, always insist that the other side be allowed to speak.
His approach was simple. If he was right, or had a strong position, by all means let the other side speak all they want because Alan would then destroy them with counter-argument. Can´t have a problem with that, right?
Now, the left just screams and shouts out the other side, because they are wrong about everything. No surprise that we are mysteriously seeing Mr. Dershowitz on our side quite a bit lately, is it?
Don´t you worry, Mueller will make something up if he doesn´t find anything. Remember Scooter Libby? I want to know what Mueller´s ties are to the Clintons, to Comey, to the Bush machine. It sounds like Mueller facilitated Comey´s hijacking of the AG´s authority from Ashcroft. Due to their mutual admiration society, I do not trust Mueller one iota.
President Trump’s intensifying crackdown on transnational crime gang MS-13 is being met with fierce resistance by the Left. Understanding the leftist mind is an inexact science but the complaints seem to center around the idea that in the Trump era trying to eliminate an ethno-culturally non-diverse criminal organization is somehow racist, no matter how horrifying and brutal the group’s crimes against innocent Americans may be. The Left habitually sides with antisocial causes, putting partisanship over the interests of the American people. Left-wingers promote so-called sanctuary cities which are magnets for illegal aliens and the crime that accompanies them. They don’t care
Mainstream media reports poured in Thursday and Friday indicating that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has far outstripped the original parameters of his investigation and begun digging into President Donald Trump’s business dealings. CNN reported Thursday, that sources close to the investigation told them they are hopeful “the web of financial ties could offer a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader and murkier questions of collusion in the 2016 campaign.” After this striking admission, in effect acknowledging the weakness of the “Russian collusion” narrative more than year into the investigation and media hysteria, CNN goes on to report
There was a small hole in the kitchen floor that led to a secret crawl space. That image is burned into my memory. The space was maybe five feet long by five feet wide. The owner of the house said, “They used to fit six people inside there. When the Nazis would come.” His name was Tadeusz Skoczylas, and the house we were in had belonged to his family during World War II. It was a small brick house in the town of Ciepielów, Poland. It had a red roof that had seen better days. The front door was just a few
President Donald Trump should abandon his merit immigration reform and simply let employers import cheap workers to ensure profitability, the Wall Street Journal recommends. The newspaper’s Editorial Board declared August 4: Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia have introduced legislation that would eliminate the green-card preferences for parents, adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens, which in effect would reduce legal immigration by 40%. Foreigners could also apply for up to 140,000 green cards via a government admissions process that awards points based on education, language ability, age, educational attainment and job skills … [But] any
Congressman Steve King of Iowa has been serving in Congress since 2003. He knows a thing or two about a thing a two. Though popular with Iowa voters, King is not nearly so popular with his political colleagues in D.C. who do not support his habit of telling it like it is. Here is just such an example of that. Congressman King lays out far better than any media pundit has to date the rampant and wide spread corruption that surrounded the Obama White House and the Clinton Machine. That corruption is the real political story of our time –
The media spin machine is on the defensive thanks to a more aggressive tone coming from Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders lays out the real collusion that exists between the Clinton Machine and Russia – collusion which the media (and Congress) continues to ignore. Longtime Clinton operative and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager John Podesta explains it away as “old news.” The CNN host simply nods her head. They are hoping that will be enough for the multiple Clinton collusion facts to go away. IT WON’T. The alternative media – the truth seekers, will continue to educate others
Here’s one angle to the Robert Mueller investigation that was entirely predictable.Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now seeking documents from the White House on Michael Flynn and his personal arrangement to lobby for Turkey during the 2016 election. Specifically they are looking into the financial aspects and whether Flynn masked the lobbying payments made to him. Before getting to the crux of the issue, CTH must remind everyone that back in November of 2016 when we first discovered (During the Transition) the possibility that Flynn was under consideration for ODNI or National Security Adviser role – WE WARNED this was going
The American Center for Law and Justice filed a FOIA request for information surrounding the infamous 2016 Arizona “Tarmac Meeting” between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the ongoing Hillary Clinton investigation. The ACLJ has a summary of their initial review –SEE HERE– However, various internet researchers who have reviewed the initial 413 pages (pdf embed below) have discovered something very interesting. It appears Attorney General Loretta Lynch used an email alias in her communication to disguise her identity. Lynch’s alias appears to be “Elizabeth Carlisle“. (screen grab from page #163): (Snip)“Elizabeth” is actually the middle name of Loretta Lynch. Why
After spending 72 hours looking specifically at the motives of those pushing almost identical paragraphs including the catchphrases: “holdovers”, “purging loyalists“, “unfettered access” and “Caroline Glick“; it comes as no surprise to hear the administration perceives the anti-McMasters crowd as having “jumped the shark”… “reached too far”, and “exposed their agenda” etc. Ironically HR McMaster appears to be safer than ever in his position as National Security Adviser not specifically because of anything he has done, but as an actual outcome of the piranha approach taken by his detractors. The severity of his opposition’s group-think actually exposed the common denominator.
It´s Friday, August 4th, 2017. And that makes it Barack Obama´s 56th birthday. Not President Barack Obama´s 56th birthday. Unsurprisingly, as when Michelle Obama recently spoke at the ESPYs, Obama´s birthday has led the media to lose its collective mind. The internet is clogged with why stories clarifying "why we all miss President Obama" and why etc. GQ magazine sees today as an opportunity to explain why Obama is "one of the best presidents we´ve ever seen." Still, my gripe is not about Obama´s record, but rather about the reporting on his birthday. Because it reflects our unhealthy fealty towards former public officials. After all,
Bug zappers buzz in the West Wing while flies zip around. The yellow carpet is worn, and it can sometimes be difficult to work in parts of the White House because it fills with fumes when Marine One lands or takes off on the lawn of America’s most famous home. Some White House aides claim to have seen rodents, and say they’re used to having maintenance professionals moving around their work space to do work on the air conditioning system, which hasn’t been overhauled in more than 20 years. Fixing it is top of the agenda for a building-wide renovation
The rising tide of savage acid attacks that have been described as a “life sentence” for victims has taken on a global aspect after the Saudi Arabian embassy in London issued a stark warning to would-be travellers over the danger of being targeted in the British capital. Published via twitter underneath an Arabic-language hashtag reading “Important Warning”, the tweet warns Saudi citizens that there is an increasing number of “assaults” with acid and corrosive liquids in London, and that attacks have been reported close to popular tourist attractions. Warning against the actions of professional thieves using acid, the message also instructed Saudis
Fox News said it plans to investigate claims made by several current and former staffers that longtime host Eric Bolling sent lewd photos to at least three female coworkers — two at Fox Business and one at Fox News. “We were just informed of this late Friday afternoon via a Huff Post inquiry and plan to investigate the matter,” a Fox News spokeswoman told Philly.com Friday evening. According to the Huffington Post, which spoke to 14 sources in and out of the two networks, Bolling sent the unsolicited graphic messages several years ago, which included an image of a man’s genitalia.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama openly shared her disdain for life inside the White House. She even went so far as to demean it as a house “built by slaves” and that residing there was like “living in a cave.” Perhaps that has something to do with the fact the People’s House is now literally crumbling in disrepair as outlined today by the AP: Besides the replacement of the West Wing’s heating and cooling system, repairs are also to be made to the steps on the South Portico, the side of the White House facing the National Mall. Cosmetic upgrades, including interior
During an interview with the Arizona Republic, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) shot down the idea that building a big beautiful wall along the Mexican border will solve the issues of illegal immigration and the illegal drug trade. While the White House continues to push Congress to approve funding for the wall, McCain expressed skepticism that the Senate would jump on board the Trump administration’s vision, using a very famous wall as an example. “I’m not against a border wall, OK,” McCain noted. “But go to China and you’ll see a border wall there.” The Arizona lawmaker continued, “We need technology,
The new Bruce Willis trailer for the remake of the 1974 flick, Death Wish, has been released and people are outraged over the violent vigilantism and rampant gun use. The ultra dark and hyper-violent tone of the trailer has Willis´ character Paul Kersey, whose family is shattered when his wife killed and his daughter viciously raped and paralyzed after a home burglary. He takes his revenge to the streets with an enormous arsenal of weapons. Movie critics and social media users commented on the tone deaf film. ´Pretty sure the NRA just found their next ad,´ wrote one Twitter user. ´Death Wish shouldn´t
For a variety of personal and professional reasons, I did an epic amount of travel in the last year, across thousands of miles and several states, and there was one cultural constant: Everywhere I went were lots of people with tattoos. And it’s not just that people have tattoos, it’s the tattoos they have. At one point, I found myself in Breckenridge, gawking at the majestic Rocky Mountain scenery—imagine the “Sound of Music,” only swap Julie Andrews singing with a middle-aged dad yelling at the kids to stop complaining about the long drive. The view of the mountain valley was promptly
VATICAN CITY — Two close associates of Pope Francis have accused American Catholic ultraconservatives of making an alliance of “hate” with evangelical Christians to back President Trump, further alienating a group already out of the Vatican’s good graces. The authors, writing in a Vatican-vetted journal, singled out Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, as a “supporter of an apocalyptic geopolitics” that has stymied action against climate change and exploited fears of migrants and Muslims with calls for “walls and purifying deportations.” The article warns that conservative American Catholics have strayed dangerously into the deepening political polarization in the United States. The
Sen. John McCain wants to revive his preferred method of immigration reform when he returns to Congress after being treated for brain cancer. Before leaving Washington for more treatment, McCain, R-Ariz., told The Arizona Republic that he spoke with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., about tackling immigration reform. (Snip) "Immigration reform is one of the issues I´d like to see resolved," McCain told the Arizona Republic in an interview published Thursday. "I´ve got to talk to him (Schumer) about when would be the best time. I think there are all kinds of deals to be made out there. I really
On Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated that after President Donald Trump is impeached, Vice President Mike Pence won’t be a better president than Trump and should be impeached as well. One of the show’s hosts, Joy Behar asked, “Do you think Pence will be better than Trump if he were impeached? ” Waters answered, “No. And when we finish with Trump, we have to go and get Putin. He’s next.” Behar then asked Waters if she meant Putin or Pence, and Waters clarified that she meant Pence.
President Trump broke an obscure yet tried-and-true rule on Friday - don´t comment on the monthly jobs report within the hour of its release. This is the second time in recent months the Trump administration has violated the federal rule barring all executive branch employees, including the president, from making public comments on leading economic indicators before the hour deadline is reached. The long-standing federal rule issued in 1985 says that the executive branch must wait for an hour - 9:30 a.m. in the case of the jobs report and most other major economic indicators. But Trump took to Twitter
This week the Washington Post committed the greatest national security breech in the history of our country, and hardly anyone is talking about it. The Post printed transcripts of private telephone conversations between our President and the leaders of Mexico and Australia. The press is focused on the embarrassment the transcripts may have caused our President. Has the press gone mad? Do they not understand the consequences of what the Post has done? Are they so involved in their petty gossip that they don’t realize the Post has just endangered the ability of our President to communicate frankly and in
NORFOLK - A retired attorney in Virginia Beach is so incensed that Republicans couldn´t repeal the Affordable Care Act he´s suing to get political donations back, accusing the GOP of fraud and racketeering. Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars in campaign funds while knowing they weren´t going to be able to overturn the ACA, also known as Obamacare. The GOP "has been engaged in a pattern of Racketeering which involves massive fraud perpetrated on Republican voters and contributors as well
Two Republican senators who voted against the "skinny" healthcare repeal last week said they were concerned the bill cut funding for Planned Parenthood, and that they were working in the best interest of their states. "The issue of family planning services, cancer screenings, [and] women care probably does resonate with us more than it does with our male colleagues, and to me it was so unfair to single out one Medicaid provider and say to women in particular, ‘You can´t choose which health care provider you want to go to,´" said Maine Sen. Susan Collins, who appeared on CNN with Sen.