Mrs. Pelosi wants to see Donald Trump in jail. She had hoped that the Mueller Report would fulfill her dreams. Well the Speaker may get her wish, or half of it. The Weissmann/Mueller Report may put people in jail, the Mueller Team, from Real Clear Investigations:

Now that Mueller has ended his probe finding no election collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, 10 witnesses and targets of his sprawling, $35 million investigation agreed to speak with RealClearInvestigations because they are no longer in legal jeopardy. They include several people who became household names during the two-year probe – including George Papadopoulos, Carter Page and Roger Stone – as well as lesser-known figures whose lives were also upended and finances imperiled when they came into Mueller’s crosshairs. Only three of the 10, Papadopoulos, Stone and a political consultant named Sam Patten, were charged with a crime. Patten received three years probation but no jail time for failing to register as a foreign agent; Papadopoulos served 12 days for lying to federal agents; and Stone awaits trial on false statements, witness-tampering and obstruction charges.

Their firsthand accounts pull back the curtain on the secret inner workings of the Mueller probe, revealing how the special counsel’s nearly two dozen prosecutors and 40 FBI agents used harshly aggressive tactics to pressure individuals to either cop to crimes or implicate others in felonies involving collusion.

Andrew Weissmann argued as of some of Trump’s staff or Trump himself discussed the idea of removing Fearless Leader from the investigation, that Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice.  Weissmann just never both to charge anybody.

For their part the Weissmann goons used storm trooper to arrest people for alleged white collar crimes, pressured witnesses to change their testimony and threatened to prosecute a suspect’s entire family.  Weissmann tired to top the scales of justice, which is what wanted to change trump with.

Thomas Lifson, in an article entitled “Joe Biden is too stupid to win the nomination“:

The purported frontrunner of the Democrats’ presidential field is certain to self-dest ruct before the Democratic National Convention votes on a nominee more than a year from now, because he loves to talk and is too stupid to avoid making fatal mistakes. Exactly a month ago, I predicted he would not get the party’s nod, and I stand by that. But secretly, I hope I am wrong, because he would fall apart when faced with Donald Trump.

Aside: Better be careful using words like “stupid”, Thomas. People might think you weren’t a “serious” commentator. That kind of thing sounds like something I would have said.

(/Snark)

The ‘inside baseball” snark which most of you won’t understand, aside, he’s quite correct…

The man is a walking gaffe machine. And that’s just for openers. It should be pointed out of course that being stupid has never been a limitation in the Democrat Party before. in fact, I’ve always considered it to be something of a requirement.

I’ve said this elsewhere but I don’t think I’ve said it here before, so here we go… the real tragedy is not the perception that Joe Biden is the Democrats best candidate. The real tragedy is that the perception is the correct one.

The “Why are we afraid of China” comments Thomas mentions, in light of his son’s involvement with China on a very large financial venture (along with “Lurch” Kerry, and in light of Dianne Feinstein’s involvement with China, should of themselves automatically disqualify any presidential candidate. But after all this is the Democrat Party we’re talking about.

Then there’s the matter of Biden’s plagiarism. And it’s not like this is the first time this has happened.. You know in all honesty, I don’t believe this guy’s had an original thought in his head in the last 50 years.

As Matt Margolis suggests, Barack Hussein Obama is without question the worst president in American history. Let’s also be honest enough to suggest that the job of the veep is to make the president look good. Mr. Biden was extraordinarily overqualified for that role.

As Lifson points out, assuming the Joe Biden wins the nomination …which at this point is a huge question mark… Donald Trump will rip him to shreds from the moment the gavel falls on the Dem convention… If, for no other reason than Biden represents returning to the unmitigated disaster that was the Obama Administration.

Somehow I don’t think that’s going to play well even with a lot of Democrats. Besides it’s a little difficult to so the Democrat agenda, and it’s candidates, as the party of young ideas, when your leading candidate is 76 years old, and would be as close as no matter to 80 by the time his theoretical term is over.

Biden faces challenges from within the party, as well of course…with every one of those challenges riding on the left side of that particular clown car… And after years of trying to out “woke” everybody else, not a single one of them will make it past the general. The reason as I have repeatedly suggested over the years is that the rank and file of both parties are far more conservative than the leadership of either party and certainly more so than anything that either party has coughed up since Reagan.

So nobody among the jackass party with their hat in the ring currently is going to make it past the general… It’s just not going to happen. Not without some sort of cooked up scandal, which is precisely why the Jerry Nadler’s of the world are making so much noise.

Or, at least they were. Looks from here like they’re starting to back off of the constant drumbeat of impeachment. They recognize it’s not going to happen and in any event as I suggested earlier it’s not playing well among the electorate.

I take it as a sign of thee desperation among the Democrats the Joe Biden appears to be their best hope for attaining the White House in 2020.

Lifson is probably right. Biden will not win the nomination.

Eric Florack on June 6th, 2019

This trip to London and France on the 75th anniversary of D-Day has resulted in the one thing that the Democrats fear the most. What is that thing that they fear the most? President Trump appearing, well, presidential. Calling out, strengthening, reinforcing our relationships with old allies. In other words, being the diplomat. And most of all,doing precisely the opposite of what Obama told us he was about, which was and still is, diminishing America’s role in the world.

The beauty of this is that it wasn’t President Trump who was talking about America’s greatness and importance in the world. It was the English and the French.

The Democrats don’t dare to respond to all of this, but trust me, it’s driving them around the bend.

Eric Florack on June 5th, 2019

I’m going over some of the recordings, of speeches and pressers during this trip. There are several occasions where Trump has made specific reference to the special relationship between the UK and the US.

I’ve also been going over some recordings of Obama in the same situation. The striking difference is that Obama never mentioned the special relationship between the US and the UK… Not once.

Perhaps there was in fact a message involved with sending Winston Churchill’s bust out of the oval office, after all.

And yet, our media praises Obama for his diplomatic abilities, and calls Donald Trump “undiplomatic”. So disconnected from reality is the Press on this that it makes one wonder if they are reporting on completely different events.

Another thing: For all of her utter uselessness in terms of Brexit, give Theresa May credit for one thing… she alone made comments giving Donald Trump credit for bringing additional dollars, funding he demanded, for NATO. Remember, gang, those demands were mocked by the left at the time.

Eric Florack on June 4th, 2019

This whole thing hasn’t turned out the way that the left would have liked.

It should be noted that while the leftist Press those in the UK and here in the US are telling us, protesters. Jeremy Corbyn claimed they were going to have 250,000 protesters in London. They didn’t end up with a quarter of that. (Apparently, taking cues from the million Man March…)

It should also be noted that’s the Brexit Party, (by definition, a UK echo in terms of nationalism and populism…) just got through winning an election in the UK by wide margin.

(Yes…Unexpectedly, as usual)

It should also be noted that by any honest measure l Trump did an excellent job in representing these United States to the people of great Britain… And for that matter the world.

As a bonus, let’s consider that Trump is only the third s US president the Queen has officially received, since she ascended to the throne. Only two other U.S. presidents have made state visits to Britain in her 67 years on the throne… George W. Bush in 2003 and Barack Obama in 2011.

(The visit of Obama is important to this discussion, given that the usual suspects were telling us that Obama being received by Her Majesty meant that he had her high approval. Funny how they don’t seem to think so in this case.)

Remember, she invited him. That’s a rare occurrence. Don’t think for a moment she’s not sending a message. The Queen is not politically isolated, nor is she an idiot. She knows very well that the naysayers on the left, loud as they always tend to be, are an extreme minority.

The bottom line is, that the left both here in the States and in the UK end up looking like childish brats. My take is that this also will be remembered at the next election our respective countries.

I can’t imagine that that message, along with the sheer numbers of pro Trump protesters in London, will create a very bleak mood amongst Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters, for his chances of attaining number 10.

The Broward County school resource officer, Scot Peterson, who did absolutely nothing while a gun man murdered seventeen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been fired and arrested, from Buzzfeed:

The Broward County Sheriff’s deputy who waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a shooter opened fire, killing 17 people last year, has been arrested on child neglect charges relating to the mass shooting.

Scot Peterson was fired and charged Tuesday with 11 criminal charges, including child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury, in connection to what the Broward State Attorney’s Office described as his “lack of response” to the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting.

Now who is going to break the news to David Hogg?  A good guy with a gun only works when the guy with a gun is in fact good guy.

Eric Florack on June 4th, 2019

It occurs to me that one way of stopping Disney from playing its abortion games, is to pass a heartbeat bill in Florida.

I mean, do you suppose they’d ever shut down Disney World?

That rumbling sound you’re hearing is Walt Disney spinning in his grave like a top.

Eric Florack on June 3rd, 2019

Matt Margolis the other day:

A new poll from CNN is bad news for Obama and the Democratic Party. With the Mueller report complete and the Russian collusion narrative collapsed, Americans seem ready to move on.

“The American public increasingly feels that Democrats in Congress are going too far in investigating the President,” CNN reports. “44% say Democrats are doing too much on that score, up from 38% saying so in March. That shift stems largely from independents, 46% of whom now say congressional Democrats are going too far.” And that was before Democrats wasted a whole day moaning and groaning about Attorney General William Barr’s memo about the Mueller report, which Robert Mueller told Barr was accurate.

But the most interesting part of the is that “69% think Congress ought to investigate the origins of the Justice Department’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including 76% of Democrats, 69% of independents and 62% of Republicans.” In other words, an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the Obama Justice Department’s actions in 2016 should be investigated.

That’s interesting on its face, and encouraging as well. It’s obvious that the American voting public feels that the Democrats have already overstepped their boundaries.

For so they have, and frankly it appears as though the vast majority of Americans want to see repercussions against those who have started this scam. Obama, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Peter Strzok and his erstwhile lover, John Brennan and so on.

However, it goes farther than that. Perhaps the most important short-term point to be made here, is that continuing down the road the Democrats seem hell-bent on, is not going to do them any favors at the voting booth.

For that matter, it’s not going to do any favors at the voting booth for the never- Trump crowd like Justin Amash, either.

I have reason to believe that there is not a blessed one of them that’s smart enough to take the hint.

Remember I mentioned George McGovern yesterday? This poll data meshes precisely with those predictions.

davidl on June 3rd, 2019

I am not of fan of Fearless Leader b/k/a Robert Mueller, III,   It was Russia’s aim to disrupt our elections in 2016, and beyond.  It was Fearless Leader’s assignment to investigate Russian  interference.   Yet despite an counterintelligence operation using fictional material bought and paid for my Mrs. Clinton’s election campaign,  Fearless Leader found none.   A peak at Fearless Leader’s less than distinguished career, from Clarice Feldman, American Thinker:

He kept four innocent men in jail for years (one for 35 years) to protect the vicious criminal Whitey Bulger, who had at times been an FBI informant.

[…]

He bungled the anthrax case (along with James Comey) so that one man — whom it is far from certain was responsible — killed himself and a clearly innocent man, Steven Hatfill, underwent incredible harassment and career destruction based on the flimsiest of evidence and the government (that is the taxpayers) again was forced to pay him millions in recompense.
Under his watch at the FBI, that agency and the Department of Justice’s criminal division framed Senator Ted Stevens and failed to stop the Boston bombing even though the Russians had warned them of the perpetrators in advance.

From Daniel John Sobieski, American Thinker:

By refusing to go after the real colluders with Russia who committed real crimes, it is Robert Mueller who was obstructing justice.

So rather than prosecute the Russian collaborators, Fearless Leader aided and abetted them.

Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2019

The Democrat Party has given into this sorry leftism before. And they got their backsides handed them..

1972. It’s pretty hard to look at that piece of history and not understand that this is precisely the level of defeat that the Democrats are headed for in 2020.

Consider the spectacle of the 1972 cycle.. Interestingly, the Democrat Party had 15 candidates for consideration for the Democrat party nomination. They have even more in this cycle, of course.

George McGovern

It is little remembered at this point but in that 72 cycle, George McGovern had as a prominent part of his platform a guaranteed minimum income. Along, of course, with the rest of the touchstones of the far left today. the far left of the party was running things back in those days as well, and McGovern ended up winning the nomination.

The result in the general, was a laughable 17 electoral votes of the available 538, (one delegate in Virginia went for a third party candidate that nobody even knew) with 37.5% of the popular vote and only one state … the leftist enclave of Massachusetts… carried.

So what have we got today amongst the Democrats? You have Joe Biden and his touchy-feely politics, plus 20 other candidates (give or take) that are so far to the left, both individually and collectively that they make Joe Biden look like Gerry Ford, by comparison. It’s as I’ve said elsewhere, the tragedy here is not the perception that Biden is the Democrat Party’s best candidate, but that the perception is an accurate one.

It’s as I’ve said elsewhere nobody that makes it through this primary on the Democrats side is going to be accepted by the General electorate.

Now, let’s add to this the results of the IG report which is due out shortly, stand the constant drumbeat of additional information about Democrat Party corruption which amounts to what is most likely the largest scandal ever to hit these United States… and the only logical conclusion that one can draw is that the Democrats are facing a blowout so large that will make the McGovern loss in 72 seem like a victory by comparison.

Eric Florack on June 2nd, 2019

Sebastian Gorka is somebody that you should be paying attention to.

Eric Florack on May 31st, 2019

Chicken Little needs to work on his sales technique:

It’s true that 2019 has seen a spike in tornadoes, but mostly because 2018 was the first year recorded without a single violent tornado in the United States. Tornadoes killed 10 Americans in 2018, the fewest since we started keeping track of these things in 1875, only four years after the nefarious combustion engine was invented

Read the whole thing at The Federalist

Eric Florack on May 31st, 2019

I’ve seen several reports this morning of a purge going on in North Korea involving the diplomats who are involved with the failed Kim/Trump summit.

While the American Press is quite willing to lay these executions at the feet of Donald Trump, I’m not so certain.

For example, the BBC…. (hardly a collection of right-wing thinkers there):

But there is a reason we treat reports about North Korean officials being executed with extreme caution. The claims are incredibly difficult to verify and they are very often wrong.

Both the South Korean media and the government in Seoul have reported on purges in the past – only for the “executed” officials to turn up a few weeks later looking alive and well next to the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

On this occasion, a single anonymous source has told a newspaper in Seoul that Kim Hyok-chol, the former North Korean envoy to the US and a key figure in talks ahead of the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Hanoi, was executed at an airport in Pyongyang.

According to reports I’m seeing in the European Press today, one of the people executed was the senior representative to Spain, as well as being part of the summit between Kim and Donald Trump.

That’s important, given the small matter of a break-in at the Korean embassy in Madrid, for which the Spanish are saying there is every indication it was an inside job.

The little gargoyle

Certainly, executions are fairly standard fare for any socialist regime. and Kim and his predecessors have done this in the past with some degree of regularity.

So, it seems a little premature and probably out of bounds to claim that this had anything to do with Donald Trump.

If there is a bright spot in all of this, it is that so little gargoyle believes … and I think correctly …that revolution from inside the country… Meaning the ousting of Kim… is still a possibility.

Eric Florack on May 30th, 2019

Bloomburg, the other day:

Beijing is gearing up to use its dominance of rare earths to hit back in its deepening trade war with Washington.

The threat to weaponize strategic materials ratchets up the tension between the world’s two biggest economies before an expected meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump at the G-20 meeting next month. It shows how China is weighing its options after the U.S. blacklisted Huawei Technologies Co., cutting off the supply of American components it needs to make its smartphones and networking gear.

Actually, I wouldn’t worry overmuch. China just made a fool out of itself, even if some “mainstream” leftist media isn’t covering it.

The Verge

Last week, many publications covered the news that a Japanese team of scientists had found a huge trove of rare earth elements off the coast of the country’s Minamitori Island. Some 16 million tons were estimated to be lurking in the deep-sea mud, enough to meet global demand on a “semi-infinite basis,” said the researchers.

This news was presented as having great geopolitical significance. China currently produces more than 90 percent of the world’s supply of rare earth materials (the exact figure tends to fluctuate year-by-year), and in the event of a conflict, said reports, it could jack up prices for the West and its allies, or even shut them out altogether. In this eventuality, the Minamitori hoard would be a lifeline. “It is important to secure our own source of resources, given how China controls the prices,” Professor Yutaro Takaya Waseda, who led the Japanese research team, told The Wall Street Journal.

Now, the president just got back from a trip to where? Oh, yeah. Japan.