There were two big news stories told this week. One was the discovery of Mollie Tibbetts’ remains and subsequent arrest of an illegal alien suspected in her disappearance and murder, prompting many to bring up the urgent need of building a wall at the southern border with Mexico and the need to end DACA once and for all.
The other story, which I will be covering here (I wanted to mention the Tibbetts’ story because this happened at the same time as the trials and the MSM is either going to ignore this entirely or dismiss it as unimportant like the insensitive, heartless monsters they are) is the story of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen being found guilty on several different charges.
Cohen was found guilty of violating campaign finance laws by paying off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, seemingly at the request of Donald Trump, while Manafort was found guilty of 8 charges of lying to the FBI and hiding his income, among other things.
These two cases have given the MSM a lot to talk about and hyped up the idea of finally moving to impeach President Trump. But there’s one problem with that. Actually, there’s multiple problems.
First, let’s focus on Manafort. If the Left thinks they can impeach Trump over anything Manafort related, they will be disappointed. What Manafort did happened well before Trump even decided to run for office. Nothing within the Manafort case implies Trump had anything to do with it. The point of the Manafort case was to get Manafort to flip on Trump, by applying pressure on him. Clearly, that didn’t work. Most likely because Manafort doesn’t have anything on Trump to flip on.
However, that does bring us to Cohen and the problem with thinking he could do much more than Manafort.
Cohen did flip on Trump. If you go by the train of thought that Manafort didn’t flip because he had nothing to flip on, then one can easily say that Cohen did flip because he DOES have something on Trump.
Here’s the problem with that train of thought, which really translates to the bigger problem for the Left in believing this will mark the end of Trump: even Mueller didn’t think there would be anything substantial here.
Granted, he could have misjudged, but the reason he sent the Cohen case to the SDNY is because there likely was nothing there for Mueller to use and wanted a lower court to look into it.
Now, this does bring us to Cohen’s and his lawyer Lanny Davis’ claims. Davis, particularly, told the New York Post: “Mr. Cohen has knowledge on certain subjects that should be of interest to the special counsel and is more than happy to tell the special counsel all that he knows.”
“Not just about the obvious possibility of a conspiracy to collude and corrupt the American democracy system in the 2016 election, which the Trump Tower meeting was all about, but also knowledge about the computer crime of hacking and whether or not Mr. Trump knew ahead of time about the crime and even cheered it on.”
This is music to my ears. Why? Because if this were poker, Davis just showed his tell for a massive bluff.
Here’s the thing: if Cohen did really have information that interests the special counsel, he already would have given it. Cohen knew that his affiliation with Trump and the supposed campaign finance laws he was breaking were going to get him a guilty verdict. He could save himself some jail time by giving Mueller what he wanted.
My guess is he doesn’t have anything on Trump. He clearly is a snake, given he has clearly flipped. If he had anything on Trump, he would have already given it to Mueller and saved his own skin. He has now been convicted of a crime, something he easily could have avoided (or made the punishment far less severe) if any of the tapes or any information he had could actually hurt Donald Trump.
Now, there are other claims, such as Cohen saying that he was acting under the orders of Trump to pay off the women. Trump claims he did not know about the payments. It’s a “he said, she said” and Cohen has a record for being a shady and untrustworthy character. Given he has nothing on Trump, it’s likely he has nothing to prove that Trump ordered the payments of Daniels and McDougal. If he did, given just about everyone with a double-digit IQ could tell he would be found guilty, he would have given the information to Mueller ages ago.
Again, it comes back to what he had on Trump. He can claim Trump is Osama bin Laden for all it matters. If he doesn’t have the evidence to prove it, Mueller and the Left have nothing to destroy Trump with.
Lanny Davis screwed up majorly here. He inadvertently revealed his hand is crap.
Sun Tzu once famously said: “Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.”
Davis here is showing a lot of strength and bravado, promising that Cohen has info for the special counsel relating to collusion and even hacking of the elections, which is a narrative the Left dropped a long time ago.
It’s simply too good for the Left to be true. And in all likelihood, it isn’t.
So where does this realistically leave us? Well, with Manafort, Trump might pardon him. It will tick off the Left but not bring up any realistic theories of obstruction, given the Manafort case had nothing to do with the election. With Cohen, given what he has sought in his guilty plea and the claims his lawyer has been making, he will have to prove his claims. And when he can’t, there will be Hell to pay. So chances are good that everything he says from this moment onward will be a lie, because that is the only way they can even hope to hurt Trump (at least in poll numbers) and even that is not likely to work given that's what the Left has been trying to do for ages and failing miserably.
So, at the end of the day, the Cohen and Manafort trials (more specifically Cohen) leave us with a Democrat Party more actively seeking impeachment, bringing it to the forefront of the midterms, and an energized Trump base ready to bring in a red wave. Granted, this can also energize the Democrat base, so it will likely be a battle, but historically, Democrats have been winning when Republicans haven’t been voting. That doesn’t bode well for a Democrat Party that is doing everything they can to win the House and Senate. If Republicans turn out to vote, there is little hope for any blue wave and impeachment.
I know for a fact that I will go out to vote for the Republicans that I can in my state and will help Trump remain in the White House. Because as it stands, no matter what the special counsel wants to subpoena from Trump, he can’t prove any collusion and can’t get him impeached without Republicans voting for impeachment.
Why? Because no one who is sane (or at least unbiased) would consider paying off women as part of “campaign contributions.” In fact, Bradley Smith, former FEC chairman, has said in a WSJ editorial: "Not everything that might benefit a candidate is a campaign expense." In the editorial, he cites examples such as: paying a personal debt or buying a Rolex watch or a new suit... and even paying hush money... these payments are not campaign contributions, according to Mr. Smith.
Meanwhile, with these cases wrapped up, I’m sure the DOJ can now focus on the Uranium One deal and the illegality of the Steele dossier. I’m sure. (Sarcasm, in case that wasn’t clear).
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
As we enter the 2018 mid-term cycle, more and more talks about Democrats winning to impeach Trump will occur. They will certainly run on that. They’ve talked about impeaching him well before he even took office and will continue talking about it until he’s finished with his 2nd term as President.
But it seems as though at least one writer from one Mainstream Media source realizes the error in the Democrat Party’s ways. Jeet Heer (yes, that’s a real name), a Leftist writer for the website “New Republic”, wrote an article calling for Democrats to stop focusing on impeaching Trump and start focusing on just beating him at every chance they get.
The article is titled: “The Democrats’ Dangerous Obsession With Impeachment.”
Quite the powerful, Leftist-bashing title, especially coming from another Leftist.
The article begins with: “Amid a stream of revelations, arrests, and plea bargains from Robert Mueller’s investigation of Donald Trump campaign’s connections with Russia, liberals are becoming giddy at the prospect of impeaching the president.”
“Becoming”? They’ve been giddy at the prospect of impeaching him since before he took office! The Russia investigation is almost all they’ve talked about this past year. WHAT DO YOU THINK ITS INTENT IS?! It’s meant to lead to Trump’s impeachment. They want him locked up too, but they’d settle with impeachment, as long as they can also impeach Mike Pence.
But they aren’t just “beginning” to get giddy at the thought of succeeding. They’ve been dreaming about this almost since the election. I say almost because they’ve had to have time to grieve over the fact that their liar of a candidate, Crooked Hillary, was absolutely destroyed in the election.
The article then talks about how Vox’s founder, Ezra Klein, “argued last week that impeachment be normalized as a regular procedure in American democracy… [Ezra] wanted to redefine the rules for impeachment so they apply to Trump, a president who has demonstrated that he is manifestly unfit for office. ‘Impeachment is not a power we should take lightly,’ Klein wrote. ‘Nor is it one we should treat as too explosive to use. There will be presidents who are neither criminals nor mental incompetents but who are wrong for the role, who pose a danger to the country and the world… Being extremely bad at the job of president of the United States should be enough to get you fired.’”
After writing that he subjectively believes “it is true that Trump is ‘extremely bad at the job of president”, he recognizes that such a definition would be a bad idea because impeachment would then be used as a political weapon (or at least a more readily used one than it already is) and that the reasons for impeachment are entirely subjective (which defines every reason the Left currently has for impeaching him).
But let’s go with it for now. If being bad at being president should get you fired, why wasn’t Obama fired within his first 4 years? The Fast and Furious scandal, which even the National Review acknowledges as one of the Obama administration’s “earliest embarrassments”, put around 2000 weapons into the hands of criminals south of the border. One of which took the life of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
If allowing criminals outside the border to get weapons isn’t considered “being a bad president”, then what is? He willingly put border patrol agents’ lives in danger. And he’s not an idiot. He knew the consequences of such actions. He just didn’t care.
Like he didn’t care about the 4 Americans killed in Benghazi. That was as much Obama’s fault as it was Hillary’s. Reinforcements were requested but they were denied. There was no reason to deny reinforcements. They could’ve saved at least one if not all of the Americans in the embassy, but the victims were denied help. And then, an innocent man was arrested for allegedly putting up a video that supposedly insulted the Islamic barbarians enough to kill people. A video which never existed.
Long ago, I wrote an article titled “As Bad As Obama Was, Does He Deserve To Be Jailed?” In it, I delve further into the reasons he should go to jail. But really, you can easily say those were all reasons he should’ve been impeached. If we’re talking about impeaching a president because he’s bad, then why was Obama never even close to being impeached?
Regardless, we move on. The article then talks about how it’s virtually impossible for Trump to be impeached. “The practical problem is that for impeachment to be meaningful, Trump would not just have to be impeached by the House of Representatives (which requires a simple majority) but also removed by the Senate (requiring a two-thirds vote). It’s easy to imagine a scenario where the Democrats win the House of Representatives in 2018 and have the necessary votes for impeachment. But even in that best-case scenario, in which Democrats win every toss-up race for the Senate, they would still be well short of the votes they need in the Senate. Which means that kicking Trump out of the White House by necessity has to be a bipartisan effort with significant Republican buy-in.”
He fails to mention that the Vice President also would have to vote to impeach the POTUS.
Quoting Peter Beinart of The Atlantic, the article says: “the possibility of Republicans co-operating in removing Trump is dropping even as there’s more evidence [emerging] that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians.”
Well, two things about this: First, I’d like to ask: “what evidence?” Believe me, if there was any sort of solid evidence that points to Russian collusion, we’d be hearing about it. We’d definitely know it. So far, the only thing that even remotely comes close to being evidence is the Russian dossier. But that’s all fake as well. It comes close simply because it’s the basis for the entire investigation.
Trust me, it doesn’t take a year for the FBI to find a single piece of evidence of a crime (they usually investigate crimes, not people, but still). It doesn’t take the MSM a year of investigation to come up with nothing if there’s clear criminal activity.
I’ve been saying this for months now and will likely have to continue saying this until Trump’s 2nd term is over, but if there was any solid piece of evidence of collusion, we’d know about it by now. The MSM has been quick to deliver fake news about this. Could you imagine how quick they’d be to deliver real news about this if it were true? They’d be the only thing in this known universe to exceed the speed of light upon delivering such news.
But they haven’t. There’s nothing real about the investigation and the news the MSM reports.
Second, the possibility of Republicans co-operating in removing Trump is dropping not because they will “tolerate just about anything from Trump”, as the article writes. That’s the thing, they DON’T tolerate anything from Trump.
Over and over again, you hear people like John McCain, Mitt Romney, Lindsay Graham and other RINOs blatantly being AGAINST anything Trump does. What this guy is saying is entirely wrong and false. He continues by saying that “[The GOP] continue to stand with him despite his demented tweeting, the political support he’s given to Roy Moore, his repeated expressions of contempt for the justice system, and his cavalier threats to launch a nuclear war.”
That sentence is so insanely wrong I could probably write another article on that sentence alone. We’ve heard multiple times, from the very people listed above, that he should slow down or altogether stop tweeting. They want to shut him down. They don’t want him to be telling the truth to people through social media.
They’ve been adamantly against Roy Moore and Trump’s support of him. They’ve been less vocal about it in recent time because other news have filled the media’s time, such as the tax plan. But they still despise the judge.
“Repeated expressions of contempt for the justice system”? Are you kidding me? Take the Kate Steinle case. Look at the facts and then tell me the verdict wasn’t utter b.s. Who wouldn’t have contempt for such an “injustice” system?
“Cavalier threats to launch a nuclear war”? Why is pushing back against a lunatic dictator considered a threat to launch nuclear war? If a man with a gun threatens to kill you and your family and you point a gun to him to protect yourself and your family, how are you the aggressor in that circumstance? How are you the only one threatening to commit homicide? Kim Jong-un THREATENED US FIRST, YOU MASSIVE IMBECILE! Declaring that there’d be justified retaliation for nuclear action is not threatening nuclear war. THE INITIAL LAUNCH IS!
Regardless, he ends his article by saying the Democrats should look to simply defeat Trump at the ballot boxes instead of chasing a pipe dream. Which tells you just how desperate the Democrat Party truly is. You see, THEY CAN’T HOPE TO DO THAT! Yes, they’ll be looking to win in 2018 and 2020. That’s obvious. But their hopes can’t rest on that alone. They’re desperate to regain power in America. They want him out now. They aren’t very hopeful for 2018. Certainly not after this past year of significant elections going to Republicans.
There have been a lot of special elections over this past year. Some have happened in California, but that’s not newsworthy because it was expected that the Democrat candidate would win. But in others such as Georgia and Montana, the election was a bit more contested. The winner wasn’t going to be very obvious from the outset. Those are elections the Democrats hoped they would win, had a chance of winning but ultimately lost in.
Loss after loss tends to take its toll on the losers. They first thought Hillary would crush Trump or at the very least win, even if it was rather close. That didn’t happen. They then thought they’d crush the GOP candidates in these special elections that were actually significant and that, too, didn’t happen.
If they continue to lose in significant elections, they are right to be worried about 2018. Despite all of their b.s. polls about Trump’s popularity, he’s stronger now than he was when he first ran or even won the presidency. I know that there are certain once “Never Trumpers” such as Mark Levin who have changed their tone about Trump since he took office. He’s proven that he’s a conservative man who is working hard every day to Make America Great Again.
And the more the Left attacks Trump, the more his supporters embrace him. More than that, more and more people JOIN him.
He’s grown stronger while the Democrats have grown weaker. That’s why they’re banking so much on impeachment. It’s their best chance of defeating Trump – which, given what the article of the New Republic tells us, is a rather pathetic chance in and of itself.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Author: Freddie Drake.
Short answer: NO. Like I’ve said in my previous article, Trump is simply too clean and innocent to be found guilty of anything the Left alleges. And that’s because that’s all the Left has: ALLEGATIONS. They have spent half a year investigating a Russian hack or Trump’s collusion with Russia and haven’t found any evidence of either. The Left is conducting investigations simply on what the media ‘reports’. None of what they say is legitimate. That’s the reason we often call them the “Fake News Media”. They report on fake news. They don’t report on facts, they report their own narratives. That’s not journalism, that’s PROPAGANDA!
Trump recently took to twitter to voice his opinion on the ‘Russian hack’ allegations. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”, followed by another tweet saying: “With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & the Obama Administration, there was never a special counsel appointed!” On a side note, USA Today wrote an article on these tweets, saying “It was unclear what ‘illegal acts’ Trump was referring to…” Aw, c’mon! We all know what illegal acts he’s referring to. ALL OF THEM! From Benghazi to the e-mails to the IRS investigation of conservative organizations to Fast & Furious!
But back to my point, the president is clearly annoyed by the fact that a special counsel was appointed based on complete false accusations of hacking and colluding. But the Left will go to any extent necessary to get Trump out of the White House, with Pence following if they succeed. The problem for the Left is: it’s an IMPOSSIBLE task. Trump is innocent of everything the Left alleges he’s done. To repeat myself: IT’S BEEN HALF A YEAR since the investigation officially began (though, I’m certain Obama ordered an investigation on Trump since the race began) and not a single piece of evidence has surfaced. Not even close.
Now, just because the Left can’t come up with any solid evidence of anything doesn’t mean they will give up the pursuit to destroy themsel-… er, I mean, impeach the president. The Left are masters at character assassination. They’ve recently done it to Bill O’Reilly, whom they’ve been trying to get for decades. They even tried it with Sean Hannity with the exact same sexual harassment allegations, but that one fell flat. They’ve been trying forever to do that to Rush Limbaugh, and they’re certainly trying to do it to Trump now.
The Left didn’t care all too much about what Trump said or did before the race began. For decades, he’s simply been someone people should aspire to be: a successful business man. He was even friends with many Democrats, but that all changed when he announced his candidacy for president as a Republican. It all changed when he showed himself to be the Donald Trump that would end up running the country. Granted, at first, they thought he was a joke. That he would implode within the year, if not within the first few months. But once the Left came to the realization that he’s a legitimate threat to Obama’s legacy and their agenda, they went full-on ballistic.
Trump was only someone to destroy when he was clearly in the way of the Leftist agenda. But to their dismay, there was nothing they could do to stop him. Their candidate was extremely flawed, someone who had a better chance at winning in 2008 than now. They’ve had 8 years of utopia for the Washington establishment and its friends, but a growing concern of a coming dystopia for the rest of the country. And their opponent was someone everyone knew, and thus, many trusted. It wasn’t until the last three weeks of the election that the Left got truly desperate and paid women to make false sexual harassment charges against Trump, which ended up backfiring, expectedly, considering the many atrocities against women that Hillary’s husband had committed.
The Left not only had 6 months of FBI investigation into Trump to find evidence of foul play, or shady business transactions, or of a cheating character in Trump. They had about HALF A CENTURY of Trump being in the world’s eye to find some sort of lethal character flaw that would turn off his supporters. Business deals that may have looked shady, scandalous even. But the best thing they found was Trump having a ‘locker-room talk’ with someone during an interview.
Trump is one of the cleanest business executives and friend of politicians I’ve ever seen. There aren’t any question marks in Trump’s business life, only in his presidential life, and that’s only because the Left creates those question marks without solid, or even logical evidence.
I know for a fact that Trump won’t be impeached, because there’s nothing for anyone to find that would be impeachment-worthy. Not only that, I don’t believe God would allow the man he anointed to be in the White House to be kicked out. Like I said in the previous article: God set things up this way for a reason. He set Trump’s life as it has gone for a reason, and that reason may just be to save this country from falling into the hands of the devil, at least for as long as Trump is president.
Just remember this. It’s something that helped me cope with the 2012 election results: No matter who’s president, Jesus is King.
“And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘King of kings, and Lord of lords.’”
Author: Freddie M.
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