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April 23, 2018


JM Hanes


Let's not forget that three others were shot along with Steve Scalise, one of whom also required surgery. Who knows how many more would have been injured or killed, if Scalise hadn't been there with his protection detail. Unlike the shooter of Gabby Giffords, this was an avowed leftist out to kill Republicans.


A 12-Year-Old Stole His Mom’s Credit Card For Bali Trip, Checked Into Flight And Hotel By Himself

An Australian, given the fake name “Drew” to keep his identity private, skillfully maneuvered a solo vacation to Bali after getting into a fight with his parents, The Guardian reported Sunday. Drew managed to find an airline that allowed the 12-year-old to travel alone, tricked his grandma into giving him his passport, and booked the flight with his mom’s credit card.

Drew took his scooter, telling his parents he was going to school, but instead took it to the train station the Sydney airport. He then managed to skirt authorities where he flew to Perth and then Bali.

“They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I’m over 12 and that I’m in secondary school,” Drew told A Current Affair. “It was great because I wanted to go on an adventure.” The boy did document some of his flight by filming the clouds in the sky, according to “A Current Affair” for Nine News.

Upon arriving in Bali, he borrowed a Go Jek bike to get from the airport to the All Seasons Hotel, managed to check in by telling the staff he was waiting for his older sister. The school told his parents that he was missing March 8 and Indonesian police found him March 17, according to CNN. His mother Emma flew out to get her jet-setting son.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The Constitution can be amended to limit legal review...--

What does that mean?
Congress already has the power to severely limit the jurisdiction of all Federal courts except the SCOTUS's limited, constitutionally described original jurisdiction.

King David Hotel

Israel a terrorist state?

Oh noes...

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That kid is going to end up rich.
Or dead.

“Shocked, disgusted, there’s no emotion to feel what we felt when we found he left overseas,” she told A Current Affair. His mother added that he doesn’t like being told “no.”

Malaysia doesn't seem a terribly safe place for anyone lately if you are a Kim in law or a hams commander.


Congress already has the power to severely limit the jurisdiction of all Federal courts

Isn't the point that Congress fails to use that power, whereas an amendment could impose it?

Old Lurker

Clarice "And the report to the AG (I suppose rosenstein as his deputy) must be "confidential"

Which brings us to the real purpose of having 16 Clintonistas on his staff, right? Chances of one of them not leaking the juicy parts?


Like the ones who leaked hannitys real estate holdings to the guatdian:


Miss Marple the Deplorable

Trey Yingst
‏Verified account @TreyYingst
15m15 minutes ago

NEW: Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly says he will vote 'yes' for Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State


I skipped past most of that boilerplate, will judge wood sanction Mueller's staff rhetorical?

Benito Rocks!

In her ruling, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City, Kan., referred repeatedly to Kobach as acting “disingenuously.” She chastised him for failing to treat the voters affected by the ongoing court case the same as all other registered voters in accordance with a previous court order. “The term ‘register’ is not ambiguous, nor should there have been any question that these voters were to be treated just like any other registered voter,” Robinson said in her order. Instead of a fine in the contempt matter, Robinson ordered Kobach to pay attorneys fees for the plaintiffs in the case. “The Court is troubled by Defendant’s failure to take responsibility for violating this Court’s orders, and for failing to ensure compliance over an issue that he explicitly represented to the Court had been accomplished,” Robinson wrote.

Kobach is as much a recidivist offender as any serial criminal can be. He persists in misrepresenting himself to the court, ignoring court orders, and generally behaving in such a fashion that, were he a young black man with a penchant for robbing bodegas instead of a secretary of state with a pronounced contempt for all courts, he’d have been hauled off in irons long ago.

fdcol63  🇺🇸

"The other side has already started, Appalled. Surely you know that."

"The real blood flows when their fire is returned."

Exactly right. The Left has already started, through their front groups AntiFa, BLM, et al.

We see assassinations of cops pretty regularly now, the latest being the 2 officers in Trenton, FL - less than 2 hours from me.

We see it in the riots and violent protests every time something happens that they don't like.

We on the right are by and large peaceful, law-abiding people. We're employed and don't have the time to organize and protest like the Left.

But at some point, patience will run out ... and we'll recognize that the legal systems and processes that we've been counting on to effect peaceful change have been so corrupted and weaponized against us that we have no alternatives .... other than staying in the pot and continuing to be brought to boil and cooked.



I think the Courts have thrown out legislation that purported to limit their authority to review the Constitutionality of a statute.

Account Deleted

"Appalled forgets about the beatings of Trump supporters...."

and the collusion of paid faculty members employed at public institutions rioting or participating in riot propaganda.

Cases in point: the scroungy "Latina" middle school teacher in Berkeley; the bike lock swinging California community college teacher at the Berkeley riot; and, drum roll please--

former Clinton Labor Secretary and Sawed Off Asshat, Little Bobbie Reich, tenured UC professor, who spoke to the Commie press on the record attributing the UC riot (during the Milo fracas) to "Breitbart. Yes, Breitbart was here."


The suntimes has fallen on hard times, since breeder stole it frok Conrad black and gave it to the asters.

Captain Hate

Some of these leakers need to go to jail for a long time, and not this token one day garbage by Nifong. Between no jail time and not being financially liable for obviously deliberate violations of the law while being a public employee, there are no disincentives for bad behavior. Meanwhile Manafort and Flynn are being bankrupted until the 4d chess mavens can convince me otherwise; and saying DJT will take care of them is not an acceptable response.


That's like change in the turnstile:


Is it fair ask those who say the shooting war has already started what will cause them to start shooting back?


Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly says he will vote 'yes' for Mike Pompeo

So that's at least 2 Dem votes (Heitkamp is another).


jimmyk also Manchin

Old Lurker

Tom R:

"MM, I love you, but that is the silliest observation you have made to date because a) the amount would not fund a gate,

$1.8 billion dollars will build more than just a gate.

Well, Tom.

First, it was $1.6B, not $1.8B. Second, it builds not a wall, rather it replaces and extends some existing "fencing". It is not allowed to be spent pouring concrete for The Wall.

But have fun thinking the "Wall" looking like those models we saw last month is underway there, buddy.

The only thing Trump got is the ability to spend some money down south as long as it is not on The Wall.


Senator Joe Manchin
After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State.
2 hours ago · Twitter

Eye Doctor

A proper investigation of the Uranium One deal would bring the whole house of cards down.


Doing his best romney impression:


Papa Doc

I thought that was called Urinal One..

Captain Hate

From narc's 1:24 link:

I tightened the right side of my body, calling on years of side planks and dumbbell rows. He was not going to get a hug without being a whole lot stronger than he looked. He wasn’t. I thwarted the hug….

That's what Patterico likes reading/hearing.

Eye Doctor

That what it will be called after the findings are in.


Well its difficult because the main record of transactions re the CEO of translogistics were destroyed.


Like I say, the missed out on the shat dramatic readings, the only way to do it justice.

Eye Doctor

Difficult? Barney fide could crack the case.

Eye Doctor

Barney fife



Who is AJ Strata? The name sure sounds familiar.


Dumbbell rows are more of a back and triceps exercise, no? Maybe Ahnold Comey meant dips.

fdcol63  🇺🇸


"Is it fair ask those who say the shooting war has already started what will cause them to start shooting back?"

I suspect this will be different for different people, but for me, it will be when I fear for the physical safety and freedom of my family.


Thank you Joe Manchun!

If Pompeo is not confirmed what keeps him from doing what he is doing now? Does he have the clearances as CIA director?

Boy that pisses me off. I can't think of anyone better for the job.


And homeland has gone full mensch, you never go full mensch.

Texas Liberty Gal

I'm predicting Rand Paul will change his mind and vote for Pompeo when the committee votes. I don't think the Kentucky voters would be pleased with a No vote.

This morning on F&F Sarah Sanders said Flotus is taking care of all the arrangements for the State Dinner instead of hiring someone else as is normally done. I know she'll do a bang up job. She has such great taste and is very talented.


Isn't the point that Congress fails to use that power, whereas an amendment could impose it?

Has an amendment ever passed without a congressional vote of approval?


For Daddy!

Trump Is Right: A ‘Pakistani Mystery Man’ Has Documents Wasserman Schultz Didn’t Want Prosecutors To See

And there still doesn’t appear to be a real investigation of this going on.

Via Daily Caller:

A key, if under-covered, aspect of the “Pakistani mystery man” story is that Imran Awan, the Pakistani-born IT aide of former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz, took a laptop with username RepDWS after he was banned from the House computer network for “unauthorized access to data,” and then left it in a phone booth with a letter to prosecutors.

On Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted: “Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails.”

Trump appears to have accurately identified a key issue with the “Pakistani mystery man” that comes straight from court documents.

Lawyers for Pakistani-born Imran Awan currently have a copy of the contents of a laptop with the username RepDWS

Wasserman Schultz wanted to block prosecutors from seeing what was on it

Imran’s lawyers have attempted to set up a situation where it is up to Imran whether prosecutors can see the laptop, claiming “attorney client privilege”

Other analysts say the laptop should be fair game for review

More: http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/22/trump-pakistani-mystery-man-documents-debbie-wasserman-schultz/


Just starting catch-up on the tail end of the last thread.

I take it Iggy and others are not engaged in Royaling this morning.


You can tell who has become a swamp denizen like general mcmaster, and who is a threat like prince salman, by the coverage.

Manna is for good Israelis

Let the assholes duke it out but leave US out ..



fdcol 63:

That's a perfectly reasonable answer.


Has an amendment ever passed without a congressional vote of approval?

No, which is the point about an Article V convention.

1932 House Republicans

Isolationism isn't just for Rumpublicans anymore

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki


I think the Courts have thrown out legislation that purported to limit their authority to review the Constitutionality of a statute.--

If the courts are already violating the constitution when congress exercises a power it is explicitly given in the constitution then what would stop the courts from violating a new version of that same power?

Article 1 Section 8/Article 3 Sections 1 and 2.

As a matter of law congress could eliminate all inferior federal courts and limit the SCOTUS to only those controversies involving ambassadors and other foreign jerks and cases in which at least one party is a state.
And the Executive branch if it followed the law would use Federal marshals to apply melvins to every black robed punk that refused to vacate his ornate chambers where he or she schtups the court reporters.


Article V convention


It’s not the Constitution that is the problem; it’s postmodernism undermining the meaning of words.

Article V won’t fix that. Holding people accountable for defining what they say is a good start.


Holding people accountable for defining what they say

... and then laughing at them when they can’t.

Texas Liberty Gal

This is a nice write up about Melania's role in planning the State Dinner. My snark detector did not go off.



Is anyone else here as tired of seeing the word "bombshell" 3-4 times/day in news stories that subsequently are quickly forgotten (whether they should be or not)? The latest:



Stark raving bonkers, or just a day ending in y:



James Comey as Walter Mitty

Comey writes as if his meetings with Big D were acts of courage, requiring extraordinary bravery, advanced tactical planning, and incredibly effective communications. His self-reverence throughout the 15 pages is astounding.

In his memo describing his first meeting with “PE” (President-Elect) Trump in Trump Tower on Jan. 6, 2017, Comey writes that PE “began by telling me that I had one heck of a year but that I had conducted myself honorably and had a great reputation.” After some small talk, Comey must have switched into James Bond mode, a la Walter Mitty, because he wrote:

“I then executed the session exactly as I had planned.”

Holy cow! What a hero! Alone in Trump Tower, mano-a-mano with the actual PE, Comey courageously told Big D the “Russians allegedly had tapes involving him and prostitutes” in 2013 at the Moscow Ritz Carlton.

Switching into his formidable Nostradamus mode, and perhaps using the Vulcan mind-meld technique, Comey then read the PE’s mind.

“…He said he’s the kind of guy who didn’t need to ‘go there’ and laughed (which I understood to be communicating that he didn’t need to pay for sex).”

Comey writes further about his telepathic powers: “He said ‘2013’ to himself, as if trying to remember that period of time, but didn’t add anything.”

Comey ends this first memo by saying the PE “said more nice things about me and how he looks forward to working with me.” Well, who wouldn’t?

More at the link.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I tightened the right side of my body, calling on years of side planks and dumbbell rows. He was not going to get a hug without being a whole lot stronger than he looked. He wasn’t. I thwarted the hug….--

I thought that was more of that over the top parody of Nutjob's book from last week.

Stupid zen thought for the day; Can a dumbbell row itself?


Thanks for that update, Jane.

The Editor of the Daily Caller was on the money yesterday when he said to Maria Bartiromo that Trump's tweets on this were "giving the Republican's a push" saying to them "Figure this out." Once again it is a crime that the Daily Caller didn't win the Pulitzer.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Probably should have been "can a dumbbell row himself".


fdcol63 put it exactly correct.

What is appearing is FRUSTRATION that has been held back and now is spilling out as there *MIGHT* be JUSTICE instead of JUST-US for those of McCabe's ilk. We have waited, patiently, for good to triumph over evil and even the slightest hint of it merely whets the appetite for more.

My father wanted PUBLIC FLOGGINGS for those who think they are above or outside the law. He preferred a "cat o' nine tails", it should be horrific and a reminder for evil what will come.

If Appalled thinks anyone here would divulge exactly how things would start, must have missed the following memos:

3. Shoot, Shovel, Shutup ;)



i like click bait that has a warning label.


True, but with few exceptions, Tibetan sloths are more active, don't know if there are sloths in Tibet, ...

Another Bob

Appalled, nice that your only point seems to be to put the more conservative types in a corner. No meaningful comment of the actual violence being done by the left, including the de-platforming being done under threat of violence, that is avoided only because conservative voices back down or get disinvited?

Violence from the left - AOK. As soon as the right starts threatening the same tactics they’re the civil-warmongering nutcases. Do I understand you correctly?


Breaking News Feed @pzf

BREAKING NEWS: The Waffle House shooter is in police custody.


What kind of an airline lets a 12 year old galavant across the world without a guatdian?

Eye Doctor

That's on Sessions


Only aljazeera publicists like mohyeldin are sane:


David, Deplorable Russian Internet Dreamer Bot

Regarding little brothers and sisters:

My grandson was five when his baby brother was born. They explained to him that Mommy was going to the hospital and when she came back, she would have a new baby brother for him. She came back from the delivery in the morning three days after the birth and, of course, her time was almost totally taken up caring for the newborn. My five-year old grandson, who was an only child up to that point, obviously was bothered by the competition for attention from Mommy and Daddy. Finally, that evening, he told his Mommy very seriously, "Can we take him back to the hospital now?"



I am guessing this does not count.

Close though


Another Bob:

I was happy to see some Anti-fa types thrown in jail down here in Newnan, Georgia for violating Georgia's anti-mask statute. Violence needs to be prosecuted, and free speech defended.

The reason I asked the question is the increasingly casual belief that we're heading towards something that looks like left on right civil war. This could be fatalism about violence is going to be directed at them, and, well they are ready for that. It also could be something more aggressive. I was curious what it really was.

Interestingly, it seems that the violence against the right has come down a notch since last Spring/Summer, when there was the shooting up of Republican house members, then Rand Paul, and then the invasion of anti-fa into Charlottesville, that was not well handled there.



I hope these people are facing good GOP candidates in the fall.


I'm proud of that 12 year old. Most kids today are never more than twenty feet away from an adult minder at all times. He got free, at least for a little bit.


Who starts the shooting first CLOWN BOY??.

Steve Scalise??


Van of Peace attack in Toronto....

Old Lurker

Jimmy "Is anyone else here as tired of seeing the word "bombshell" 3-4 times/day in news stories"

Hell, I'd be happy if they could just dial down the weather reports a few notches, Jimmy.

Since I swore off Bret and the News Hour and for sure I will never watch the Network News, I confess to having seen some of the local news lately.

The first thing I noticed is that ALL the guys wear clothes that are spray painted on and their pants are too short; since even those who might be straight speak as if they are not, I'm thinking their pants are too tight. The second thing I noticed is the gals who were hot babes back in the 70s are still there but wow, they are not babes now. Third, every lady who might be a babe, wears the same exact dress which looks like a wrap around thingy giving the impression it could be unwrapped from one side or the other. Just sayin.

Finally, some consultant came through town and taught every on air person to "emote" with words, tone, and hand gestures as if they are all in 7th Grade Theater Class.

Now, I don't need any of those shows because I have JOM. My only problem with that is in the evening I use my iPad and KillFile does not work on it. So I am always struck by how many creeps play with us during the day when I don't realize they are here.



You might appreciate this article by Angelo Codevilla from a year ago in the Claremont Review of Books. I think he nails it. He's the first person I can remember to term it a cold civil war.


Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Your basic question is ahistorical, Appalled.

There is never some precise dividing line, nor tidy set of rules that signal when a revolution begins. Some relatively random act or concatenation of them sets off a spark, often one expected by almost no one and before you know it, comfortably appalled moderates are being asked, occasionally at the point of a gun, which side of the fence they are on left and right.


Good point in this tweet from the previous thread:

"I think it would be quite surprising to the voters of Kentucky to see Rand Paul vote for John Kerry as Secretary of State and yet against Mike Pompeo,"

Principled Rand needs to yank his head out of his arse.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

Jamal Jackson, 49, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It was unclear if Jackson, who is also a convicted felon, had an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Mele and his wife were eating dinner with their 5-year-old daughter Wednesday at Aloha Steakhouse in the seaside city of Ventura. The girl was sitting on her father's lap when prosecutors say Jackson walked up and stabbed Mele in the neck.

Prosecutor Richard Simon said customers and a restaurant employee followed Jackson out of the restaurant, even though he still had the knife. They kept track of him until Ventura police arrived and arrested him.

Mele was taken to a hospital and died Thursday after being taken off life support.

"It's horrible," Simon said. "You don't think you're going to be killed when you go out to dinner at a nice restaurant with your family and you didn't do anything."

Simon said the two men had not interacted before the attack.

... Common Sense Knife Control ???
Was the knife registered ? Serial numbers ?



But there is a precise point in time when an Iggy will take up arms. It may be when the government declares marshal law. It may be when the lunatics raid your countryside or California decides to secede. It may also be when Donald Trump loses the next election, and you don't like it.

You imagine this is the end we are coming to. Do you imagine what specifically will cause it?

Thomas Collins

Mueller is not taking the collusion angle seriously. I don't think Mueller is even taking the obstruction of justice angle seriously. Since, per Harvey Silverglate, even normal Joes like me commit at least three federal crimes per day, Mueller or the Southern District of NY federales can no doubt find a Trump business dealing crime to charge Trump or a family member with. The problem is finding one so egregious that it won't be seen as pretext and facilitating a civil war that won't be very civil.

The more this goes on, the more I am convinced this will result in a Mexican standoff with no indictment of Trump or family members, and no indictment of Rice, Comey, McCabe et al. I am more convinced than ever that even the Strzok/Page type critters will escape indictment.

My hope is not for indictments of deep staters, but a cleaning of the stables.

In any event, for those who disagree, I repeat my July 1, 2020 bet proposal.


The FULL COMMIE attacks,kills maims and shits all over the place, only to blame the victims.
You see, if the victims had gone along with THE FULL COMMIE, none of this would have happened.
Appalled is as dumb as dirt. If the shooting of Scalise isn't a start.....WHAT WILL BE.


Naturally they don't want to disrupt their "supply chain":

AP Central U.S.
‏Verified account @APCentralRegion

Planned Parenthood sues to block law that will require annual inspections of abortion clinics.


Dr Gosnell, to the bloody red house phone!!!!

Who will start the war Clown boy??


I do not know what the debate is about. Historically the left has always promoted civil war--this is generally how they come to power.

All of this hysteria they are whipping up now is not new, it is just new to the USA, or rather, the level and that openness about it is new.

We should not relish the prospect, however, as these things are prolonged bloody affairs, and their would be much interference from our foreign enemies. Remember that the real Leftist insiders, not the carde on the barricades, are prepared, or at least think they are prepared, for civil war. The left so often wins these confrontation because the "right" is not organized at all as some sort of political entity. This is particularly true in America where "The Right" really refers to anyone that is ot a leftist or anyone that is outside of the Democrat's Nomenklatura or constituency.

Of course the Dems are trying to push confrontation, and some elements within are surely pushing for a civil war.

They question is: will it all work here in the USA.

Thomas Collins

What will cause it, Appalled, is a continuing attempt to take down the Trump Administration by use of federal criminal statutes and deep state leaks. I suspect Goldsmith's article has already been linked here, and I have overlooked it, but I'll link to it anyway. Those supporting the effort to delegitimize Trump are really playing with fire.



TC: or maybe outrageous voter/election fraud this Nov.

Remember, the Democrats do not care what happens to the country. They absolutely hate us.

fdcol63  🇺🇸

Despite my ledge dwelling and pessimism, I hope all the 4D chess stuff works.

Because the next Civil War, if it occurs, won't be a genteel affair, with convenient bi-lateral boundaries, like back in the 1860s.

It'll be a truly horrific, bloody conflagration that will make Franco's Spanish Civil War and Yugoslavia's Balkan Blender look like summer breaks at the beach.

It'll be more like a James Wesley, Rawles nightmare.

Except for the UN involvement. They have no heavy transport capability to move anything into the US, without US support.


Hey, did you guy's hear that Princess Kate had another baby today?



fd: all they have to do is lob a few nukes.

Jim Eagle

The good, the bad, and the ugly. Weather, that is, for the next 3 months. No global warming until June.


So, 18 of the most experienced GOP politicians couldn't take down Trump in the primary, with all of his baggage, and neither could the Queen of the Dems with all of her and husbands financings but Brad Thor, The Chinless Wonder and the Mayor of Sanctuary City USA (LA) think they can?

Trump has no reason to not to continue to be Trump!

fdcol63  🇺🇸


"fd: all they have to do is lob a few nukes."

I'm hoping MAD is still a deterrent for this scenario.

fdcol63  🇺🇸

Stop italics! Sorry.


There will be no civil war. Everyone who allowed an illegal alien to occupy the Oval Office for 8 years does not have the will or the backbone to stand up to shit.

If there is a notion of civil unrest the military knows who signs their paychecks. Don't expect a majority of service members to do the "honorable" thing.


There will be no civil war. Everyone who allowed an illegal alien to occupy the Oval Office for 8 years does not have the will or the backbone to stand up to shit.

If there is a notion of civil unrest the military knows who signs their paychecks. Don't expect a majority of service members to do the "honorable" thing.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--You imagine this is the end we are coming to. Do you imagine what specifically will cause it?--

Did you read anything I wrote?
I don't really know what will kick it off or even what point is too far for me. It is a fluid situation without precise definitions.
But like porn, you'll know it when you see it.





I don't see Trump being impeached over Russia at this point. The infamous deep state gave it all they got in the first half of 2017, and came up just a little bit short. The quality of our elites is shown by their inability to come up with a crime that Trump was actually guilty of.

If Trump goes down, it will be something to do with Cohen -- and I just don't see an administration collapsing over the likes of Stormy Daniels or the Playboy centerfold. If there is something else related to the businesses -- we'll see. But nobody has got anything as fare as I can tell.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

-- Everyone who allowed an illegal alien to occupy the Oval Office for 8 years does not have the will or the backbone to stand up to shit.--

Not accurate, logical or sensible.


This is how the left is reporting the Nunes disclosure. I actually saw that segment and it was nothing like what is described. we really have our work cut out for us.

Judge Napolitano Rips Nunes, Wrecks Stuart Varney's Claims Of 'Deep State Conspiracy'

< House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' recent demands to see all the intelligence that spurred on Russian investigations from the Intelligence community, a Fox News senior analyst tells Varney & Company, this may result in the intelligence community not being candid with Congress any longer.

Host Stuart Varney approached Chairman Nunes as if he is a credible source of information.

In reality, he's consistently embarrassed himself and the House Intelligence Committee by acting as a proxy defense attorney for the Trump campaign, which includes creating phony stories and releasing cherry-picked intelligence reports.

Varney played video of Nunes saying "there was no intelligence" that caused the Russia investigations and then asked Judge Napolitano what it means.

Napolitano said, "It is very dangerous for politicians, office holders who happen to have national security clearances -- which he has and very few members of Congress do because he's chair of the House Intel committee - to look at raw intelligence and then cherry pick it and summarize it for political purposes."

(Varney was not happy.)

He continued, "It is very dangerous. Expect Adam Schiff to do the same thing and come up with a different conclusion."

Varney was still clinging tight to his blanket and exclaimed, "But wait a second!" He whined that if there is no real intelligence for Russia, Russia, Russia, then it was "a deep state conspiracy."

That's his usual fallback position dealing with the FBI and Robert Mueller.

Napolitano explained that the raw intelligence is only about 10% of what the FBI does, the other 90% is investigating crimes.

He told Fox business host that anytime Congress would try to get involved in their investigations they would be shut down because it was an ongoing case.

"They would tell that Congress to take a hike." And a federal judge would quash it.

"Because interrupting with, interfering and exposing the contents of an active investigation tips off the defendant, scares away witnesses and frustrates the investigation. It just isn't done."

In other words, Nunes continues to act like a Trump lackey and not the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Varney says, "Good on you, Devin Nunes."

Judge Nap, "This will result in intelligence agencies not being candid with Congress if they believe that raw intelligence will be exposed, cherry-picked and used for political purposes."

That's what's been happening since Nunes got involved.

Varney claimed that it's really great if this ends the Russia investigation, but Judge Napolitano shut him up quickly.

"Why do you keep repeating yourself." They laughed because he made a good point. "It sounds the way you want it to sound," he said.

Good little conspiracy boy.

After the Fox Business host said he found the whole investigation into Russia bogus, Judge Napolitano shut him up quickly and forced him to move on to another topic.

Napolitano said, "What about the 13 Russian persons and entities indicted for interfering with the campaign who were sanctioned by the President of the United States with financial sanctions? He obviously agreed with the indictment."

Varney replied, "I've got to move on."

Napolitano called him out: "The advantages of being the anchor." >

video: http://media.crooksandliars.com/2018/04/38903.mp4_high.mp4


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The Toronto rented van that was driven by a "wide-eyed" "angry" man identified by a witness as a "middle-eastern" man who intentionally ran over pedestrians on the sidewalk plowing through people "with a stroller flying through the air."



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