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  2. JOHN SOLOMON: IG Report Lays Out “Incontrovertible Evidence” Obama FBI Misled FISA Court According to award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, the DOJ Inspector General’s report into Spygate lays out “incontrovertible evidence” that Obama’s FBI misled the FISA court with false information and omissions. The IG report is expected to be released Monday at 1 PM ET, however sources have told John Solomon that the lies and omissions were so egregious that Attorney General Bill Barr may actually withdraw the FBI’s application for the FISA warrants on Carter Page that began in October of 2016.
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  4. Awesome! Doug Collins Gets Democrat Counsel to Admit Joe Biden Carried Out ‘Quid Pro Quo’ with Ukrainian Government
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  6. Republican Counsel Stephen Castor Destroys Democrats’ Arguments for Impeachment 7,873 Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Joel B. Pollak 9 Dec 20191,086 5:35 Stephen Castor, Republican counsel for the House Intelligence Committee, laid out his party’s case against the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the House Judiciary Committee on Monday. Castor was responding to the opening presentation by Democrat counsel Daniel Goldman, much of which reprised Democrats’ 300-page report, which Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released last Tuesday. (Schiff himself did not appear Monday.) Castor’s defense consisted of several key points. First, as regards Democrats’ claim that Trump abused his power: There was no direct evidence of any “quid pro quo” exchanging a meeting, or U.S. aid, for investigations — just “hearsay, presumption, and speculations.” The best direct evidence is the transcript of the July 25th call itself, which all the witnesses agreed was substantially accurate. There was “no pressure or conditionality … no indication of bribery, extortion, or other illegal conduct.” The call never referred to the 2020 election, and never discussed the pending U.S. aid. Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelensky had since confirmed several times that he felt no pressure, and there had been no “quid pro quo.” Questions about former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son, Hunter — who was a well-paid board member of the corrupt Ukrainian gas company, Burisma — were legitimate and shared by anti-corruption activists in Ukraine itself. Likewise, questions about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 elections were legitimate. “Election interference is not binary,” Castor said. Just because Russia interfered in a more “systemic” way, “does not mean that some Ukrainian officials … did not work to oppose President Trump’s candidacy.” President Trump had a long-standing skepticism of Ukraine, particularly relating to corruption, and even U.S. diplomats admitted that Zelensky was something of an unknown quantity. The president also had a skepticism about U.S. foreign aid in general, and the Ukraine was no exception. President Trump discussed White House visits with President Zelensky several times without any preconditions. While U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said there had been a “quid pro quo,” his testimony was unclear: he was only referring to a White House meeting, and he had no direct knowledge of any preconditions, but “merely presumed” them. In contrast, Ambassador Kurt Volker, with direct and certain knowledge, testified that there had been no “quid pro quo” for anything. Sondland spoke directly to President Trump, who told him he wanted “nothing” from Ukraine and that there had been “no quid pro quo.” Sondland’s testimony was conflicting on several points, such as whether investigations had been raised during a July 10 meeting among Trump administration officials, or whether the meeting ended abruptly. Sondland acknowledged that “no one on the planet” had told him that security aid to Ukraine depended on investigations; he was merely “presuming” that there was a link. Other witnesses had “no first-hand knowledge” of presidential decisions or their reasons, such as a decision not to send Vice President Mike Pence to Zelensky’s inauguration, where there had been scheduling problems. Aid to Ukraine had been withheld before, sometimes for clear reasons and sometimes without explanation, and Ambassador Volker said the delay had not been serious. Witnesses agreed that President Trump’s decision to arm Ukraine with Javelin anti-Trump missiles had been a significant improvement over his predecessor’s policy. “It was President Trump, and not President Obama, who provided Ukraine with lethal defensive weapons.” Office of Management and Budget official Mark Sandy testified that the only reason ever given for the recent hold on Ukraine aid was that Trump wanted other countries to contribute more. President Trump “vehemently denied” to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Aug. 31 that there was any link between U.S. aid and investigations, and hinted he was going to allow the aid to go through. The Ukrainian government did not know about the hold on aid until it was reported by Politico in an article Aug. 28, even if some Ukrainians in Washington may have suspected it. The Ukrainians never raised it before then. The president has an “absolute right” to recall any ambassador, and it could not possibly have been an abuse of power for him to recall Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. He replaced her with Bill Taylor, who was hardly deferential to Trump’s policies. Ambassador Volker testified that the Ukrainians understood that Rudy Giuliani was not an agent of President Trump in a diplomatic sense, but a “conduit” who could “change his mind” about the country. Second, as regards the claim about obstruction of Congress: The process adopted by Democrats departed significantly from the precedents in the impeachment inquiries of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, which ensured the president due process rights. Democrats denied Republican witnesses and voted down or tabled Republican subpoenas. They also directed witnesses not to ask some questions from Republicans. Morton A. Klein is National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA). A National Jewish weekly named him one of the top five Jewish leaders in America and one of the top Jew activists of the last century. Follow him on @mortonaklein7 and ZOA.org. Dr. Daniel Mandel is Director of the ZOA’ s Center for Middle East Policy and author of H.V. Evatt & the Establisment of Israel (Routledge, London, 2004).
  7. EXASPERATED: ‘Journalists’ Fear Democrats Have Blown Impeachment
  8. ‘It Would Be Unconstitutional for Trump to be Impeached on Current Record – an Utter Abuse of Congress!’ – Democrat Harvard Attorney Alan Dershowitz
  9. TREASON Fingered by Jones-man Clown Show: Stomach-Stapled Stalinist Jerrold Nadler Allows Democrat ‘Impeachment’ Witnesses to Question Other Witnesses WEIRD: Why Did Stomach-Stapled Stalinist Jerrold Nadler Fail To Swear In Two Democrat ‘Impeachment’ Witnesses Today? Democrats’ Sham Impeachment Interrupted by Infowars’ Owen Shroyer: ‘Jerry Nadler and the Democrat Party are Committing Treason Against This Country!’ [VIDEO]
  10. CIRCUS is missing a celebrity clown Is he off sulking somewhere? Bug-Eyed Burbank Bolshevik Adam Schiff Refuses To Show Up At Impeachment Hearing; Republicans Hang Sign Saying ‘Were’s Adam?’ Louie Gohmert Goes OFF: Nadler Slams Gavel in Anger as He Loses Control of Democrats’ Impeachment Circus
  11. President Trump: IG Spygate Report Shows ‘Attempted Overthrow’ of Presidency IG Spygate Report: FBI Doctored Evidence To Falsely Paint Carter Page As Russian Spy
  12. DEEP Bias Democrat Counsels Barry Berke, Daniel Goldman Donated Thousands to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama Barry Berke and Daniel Goldman, the lawyers for Democrats in Monday’s impeachment hearing at the House Judiciary Committee, have donated thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats over several elections, federal records show. Berke, the Democrats’ counsel on the Judiciary Committee, gave a maximum contribution of $2,700 to Hillary Clinton in 2015, during the Democratic presidential primary, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. He later donated thousands of additional dollars to her campaign. Berke also maxed out to Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 elections. Berke was also a frequent donor to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), ActBlue, and several Democratic candidates for both houses of Congress. Goldman, the Democrats’ counsel on the House Intelligence Committee, has likewise donated to a variety of Democratic candidates. He apparently maxed out to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election, and to President Obama in 2008, maxing out again to Obama in the 2012 general election. The issue came up during the hearing, when Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-TX) objected to the fact that Berke, a witness, was allowed to question a fellow witness, Republican counsel Stephen Castor. Gohmert asked, sardonically, how much money one would have to donate to enjoy Berke’s privileges. Later, after Goldman brought up the fact that U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland had donated $1 million to President Donald Trump’s inauguration committee, in an apparent effort to cast aspersions on Trump, Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) countered that both Goldman and Berke had been donors to the Democrats.
  13. IG Conclusion disputed …U.S. Attorney Durham Suggests More to Come… …‘We Do Not Agree’ with Inspector General Conclusion U.S. Attorney John Durham said Monday that the Department of Justice did not agree with the Inspector General report into the investigation of President Donald Trump’s political campaign. “Based on the evidence collected to date, and while our investigation is ongoing, last month we advised the Inspector General that we do not agree with some of the report’s conclusions as to predication and how the FBI case was opened,” Durham said in a statement sent to reporters after the release of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report. The Horowitz report found that there were “serious performance failures by the supervisory and non-supervisory agents” including 17 significant errors in the FISA applications to surveil Carter Page, but said there was no evidence of “intentional misconduct.” Durham, who continues to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation, said that his investigation would be more robust, including details of actions of people outside the Justice Department. “Our investigation has included developing information from other persons and entities, both in the U.S. and outside of the U.S.,” he wrote. Attorney General Bill Barr also stated his skepticism of the Horowitz report conclusion in a statement, noting that FBI officials launched the investigation was based on the “thinnest of suspicions” that were “insufficient to justify the steps taken.”
  14. IG REPORT confirms major FBI Wrongdoing Wrongdoing little targeted in weak conclusion of the Report. Grist for Durham's investigation? Barr: ’Clear That FBI Launched Intrusive Investigation’ READ : IG Report Out… The Justice Department’s inspector general (IG) report states the FBI possessed an “authorized purpose” to investigate the 2016 Trump campaign, but says the bureau committed a series of wrongdoings in its handling of the operation. The over 400-page report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz criticizes the FBI for “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the bureau’s applications to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, stating agents “failed to meet the basic obligation” to make sure their applications were accurate. “We do not speculate whether the correction of any particular misstatement or omissions, or some combination thereof, would have resulted in a different outcome,” the report said. “Nevertheless, the department’s decision-makers and the court should have been given complete and accurate information so that they could meaningfully evaluate probable cause before authorizing the surveillance of a US person associated with a presidential campaign.” It specified 17 inaccuracies involving three applications filed under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which may have inflated the bureau’s justification for surveillance against Page, the report said. Despite the errors, the report concluded the FBI did not act improperly in its activities. Inspector General Report Vindicates Republican Concerns About FISA Abuse… Kristina Wong 343 …NBC’s Williams: FBI ‘Screwed Up at Every Level’…
  15. I was not brave enough to follow my own advice to long Cable. Nevertheless I have sterling deposits.
  16. Dollar getting real close to falling out of the channel. All hell might be breaking loose imminently. I wonder if the FOMC will knock this out? EUR rate and UK election also this week.
  17. Didn’t myself but still happy with what I held, rocking up again.
  18. mSparks

    CLIMATE HOAX?

    AGW, Global Warming. Probably all BS. This has been a topic that pops up over and over again, it basically went away for a decade, mostly because everyone who was actually paying attention at the time realised they were really being lied to. A long, long thread on one of the sites I used to frequent (now sadly passed away) I documented my efforts to recreate the science behind the “Man Made Global Warming” claims (before the hadley CRU debacle), and how I went through the phases of skeptic, to “huh maybe they are right” to, “omg this is all BS”. A recent push to claim “AGW is a real thing” inspired this post, everything I post is available to people who want to try it for themselves, I will assist anyone who wishes to do so. I’m not a climatologist, no one is funding this, it was a pet (Christmas) project, that went a bit to far. (although that will need me to update it to use the new, incredibly undecipherable temperature dataset, since the NOAA changed the file format from highly undecipherable format they were using when I made the graphs below, and for that you will have to pay me) An anonymous poster on one of the comments sections really summed up my current feeling, I recreate that comment here in full, because it is really an excellent summary of my current feelings on the matter: I would add to that, that from the numbers I have seen, taking the assumption man is adding heat to the earth as true – this may very well be keeping us from entering another ice age – NO THANKS!!! I’ll start my part with one of the most compelling graphs (the only one here not made by me) I ran into during those discussions that really hit a home run: That is a graph, made by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, from 2006, that documents the sea level over the last few hundred thousand years, light yellow on the zoomed in lower graph are the ice ages. My questions to AGW proponents Why were sea levels 10 meters higher than they are now if this is the hottest we have ever been? We are [hopefully still] coming out of an ice age, why are you in such a hurry to send us back into one? ___ How did I get here? Well, back in 2007/2008 everyone around me was in an AGW frenzy, governments were slapping huge taxes on energy consumption, every week was some new story, that I personally had a very hard time believing in (NASA releasing pictures comparing like winter 1997 with summer 2007 getting posted by her majesties Big Black Cock media (BBC) really got my BS meter screaming), and saying “I’m not sure I believe it” was heresy, there’s zero debate they said. So I broke the “AGW problem” into three steps. The earth is getting warmer We are causing the earth to get warmer The earth getting warmer is a problem that can and should be fixed. ->Can’t have three without one and two. Well, I’ve a ton of data science under my belt, I don’t need to take anyones word for it that the earth is getting warmer, I can go to the data and see for myself. At the same time I was developing a load of financial analysis tools (made good money on the financial crash thanks to them, so in that sense you can say this research paid dividends, even though the graphs I am about to put here never made it out of the little bubble we were discussing them in) I’ll skip the various revisions I went through, and just go straight to the end. First, I downloaded the temperature global station readings dating back to 1877. Next, I used a delauney tool to interpolate the temperatures between the stations, this has the benefit of minimising the rising temperatures from urbanisation, but in the end I don’t think I used this – too hard to get an average…. What I did instead was put all the stations into small “bins” by latitude, this gave me, for each month, the “average” temperature of a sliver of a latitude, (ring around the earth), this worked well and produces the (highly detailed) graph: Here the vertical axis is latitude -> from -90 to 90 and the horizontal axis is month, one pixel wide for a month, one pixel high for 1 degree of latitude. red is hot, blue is cold, and green is no stations in the bin. Notice how there is a lot of missing data at the poles early on, the temperatures at the poles have simply never been recorded, more on this later. There is to much missing data there to really do much with, but we can make some assumptions to fill in the gaps. By treating each month as a single data set, we can fit a curve to the data to estimate the temperatures we dont have. That looks like this: vertical axis is tenths of a degree (i.e. 100=10 degrees Celsius), horizontal axis is latitude This gives us a near perfect dataset to work with. This is the same format as the raw data, with one addition, the spots around the middle are the estimate of the sun azimuth (the latitude the sun is highest in the sky, the point on the curve where rate of change equals zero) This then went through various stages that basically agreed with much of the “earth is getting warmer” hypothesis (the “huh maybe they are right” phase), until I got to that sun azimuth in more detail. The northern hemisphere has more land than the southern hemisphere. Therefore when the sun is shining down on the northern hemisphere, global temperatures are hotter. So after much effort to improve the results, I finally ended up with this graph That is the change in latitude of the azimuth in the sun “predicted” by everything you just saw….. i.e. the sun moved from -4 degrees south in 1877, to 1.5 degrees north in 2008. Now, there are many ways to interpret this graph, maybe the earth really is wobbling, and that wobble is changing average temperatures, maybe the lack of temperature readings at the poles is biasing the results (my preferred explanation), but the conclusion is clear to me at this point, the errors we have here are to big to measure tenths of a degree or even a degree change over 200 years, and any trend is never going to be statistically significant. And this is “the best data there is”, there are other data sources but they are even more unreliable and unproven than this. So yeah, there is debate, Hadley CRU manipulating the data to hide the medieval warm period was a real thing, and scientists chasing grant money from the oil companies invested in alternative energy, and governments wanting more reasons to tax the hell out of everything we do have almost certainly corrupted this field to the point where the truth is indiscernible from the BS. Since then, Australia had some fun, introducing, then abandoning carbon taxes, and all the corruption that went with them, and China ignored it all and catapulted itself to be the new world leader in everything. WELL DONE.
  19. BREAK THIS GUY's PEN CIL (neck) ... Or Feed him to Raptors Dim him to eternal Drakness Adam Schiff says he'll wait to vote on impeaching Trump until Judiciary makes final ruling ... FEED SHIFFY... to these guys... Jurassic World 2015 - Raptor Feeding Scene Shiffy could be lowered into a Pen like the Bull Jurassic Park 1993 - Raptor Feeding Scene
  20. Lindsey Graham: Adam Schiff is doing a lot of damage to our country / 2 / Shiffy needs his pen cil broken Rep. Nunes taking legal action after Schiff released private phone records
  21. END IT, LIZ . YOU'RE HISTORY Fauxcahontas So Sorry for Lying About Native American Heritage
  22. Utter Nonsense (How would thee biased fools know what Trump's intentions & motives are?) …House Judiciary Committee Report: President Can Be Impeached for ‘Motives’ Without Breaking Law… …Moderate Democrats Frustrated, Anxious, as Leadership Barrels Towards Impeachment
  23. Collins: ‘Only’ Bipartisan Vote Will Be Against Impeachment
  24. Leftist to Black Conservative Student: ‘You’re Going to End Up F*cking Dead’
  25. Joe Biden Contradicts Top Adviser, Claims Was Never Warned About Burisma Joe Biden is claiming staffers never warned that his youngest son’s role with Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas conglomerate, posed a conflict of interest — contradicting one of his top advisers.
  26. drbubb

    CLIMATE HOAX?

    Host Steve Harvey Unleashes Epic Eye Roll at Scripted Question to Miss Universe Contestant About ‘Climate Change’
  27. I am furious with these scum-ocrat slime bags Here’s Chuck Todd Setting Up Democrats For Their Next Anti-Trump Talking Point, Fake Narrative — Questioning the Validity of the 2020 Election
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