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May 24 16:10

44 Things You Should Know About The Green New Deal

By Jon Miltimore

On Feb. 7, US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and US Sen. Ed Markey introduced legislation known as the Green New Deal. You’ve probably heard of it. It’s a big deal, to paraphrase Joe Biden.
The History of New Deals

Wikipedia, the Internet’s fountain of knowledge, describes the legislation as “a proposed stimulus package that aims to address climate change and economic inequality.” Okay. But what is that?

If the term “new deal” sounds familiar, it should. It’s a reference to FDR’s New Deal, which was itself a play off of Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal. (Politicians don’t win extra points for originality.)...

May 24 13:48

Trump Vindicated: Report Says Obama Government Wiretapped Trump Campaign

U.S. investigators wiretapped President Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a report by CNN that vindicates the president’s earlier claims, which were mocked as a conspiracy theory.

May 24 13:15

Schiff Claims Trump 'Conspiring' With Barr; Says Investigating Russiagate Origins "Un-American" 

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) says that President Trump and Attorney General William Barr are 'conspiring' to "weaponize law enforcement against their political enemies," calling the DOJ investigation into the origins of the Russia probe "un-American."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

THAT is complete, and utter, bovine excrement, and Schiff knows this.

May 24 12:57

'Ratfu*ker And Spy' Stefan Halper Sued By Cambridge Academic Smeared As Flynn's 'Honeypot' 

A Russian-born British academic is suing FBI informant Stefan Halper for dragging her name through the mud as part of a "conspiracy to undo the 2016 Presidential election and topple the President of the United States of America."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, this couldn't happen to a more deserving guy!!

May 24 12:45

'Ratfu*ker And Spy' Stefan Halper Sued By Cambridge Academic Smeared As Flynn's 'Honeypot' 

A Russian-born British academic is suing FBI informant Stefan Halper for dragging her name through the mud as part of a "conspiracy to undo the 2016 Presidential election and topple the President of the United States of America."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Hey, this couldn't happen to a more deserving guy!!

May 24 11:29

Scott Adams: Slaughtermeter Reset to Zero Due to Social Media Manipulation, Pelosi

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1131923144522919936

Slaughtermeter downgraded from 140% to 0%
Currently, no chance President Trump will win re-election
Currently…social media thumb on the scale, will prevent it
Zero visibility into algorithms, no explanations, no independent appeal
“Doctored” videos of Pelosi slurs removed as misleading
Enemy press then labels ALL Pelosi slur videos “doctored”
Why not show undoctored and doctored vids for comparison?
2 topics are undiscussible…I can’t even say the words
Some people undiscussible…I can’t even mention their names
Doing so, risks suspension, banning, demonetizing, censorship
Am I being Shadowbanned on Twitter?
I can’t tell, I can’t know, there’s no way to know
Social Media was caught off-guard by candidate Trump in 2016
His “Island of Misfit Toys” supporters are VERY effective

May 24 11:11

How is this not colluding with America’s enemies?

Imagine, for a moment, what the political reaction would be if a leading Republican senator met with an antagonistic foreign power, say Russia, in the midst of high-tension standoff between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin?

Such a scenario seems nearly ­inconceivable. Yet, it’s exactly the situation Sen. Dianne Feinstein created when hosting Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif for dinner a few weeks ago.

Politico reported on the meeting, noting that it was “a bit unusual” for a former chair of the Intelligence Committee and a member of the Senate minority to dine out with the acting foreign minister of an adversary of the United States. And by “unusual,” Politico meant completely unprecedented.

Actually, my imaginary set-up doesn’t really do the Feinstein dinner justice. Iran isn’t merely a rival of the United States — like, say, Russia — but a violent and active enemy.

May 24 11:09

Judge who upheld Trump subpoena donated to Dems on committee seeking the records

The New York federal judge who ruled on Wednesday that the Trump administration must comply with two subpoenas from the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees has donated in the past to a slew of big-name Democrats -- including two who currently sit on those committees, according to federal election filings.

After an hour of oral arguments, Barack Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos ruled the subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and Capital One have "a legitimate legislative purpose," and that Trump was unlikely to prevail in a lawsuit to quash the requests. Judges have the option to recuse themselves if there is an appearance of bias.

May 24 11:08

SCHIFF CALLS BARR INVESTIGATION INTO ORIGINS OF RUSSIA PROBE ‘UN-AMERICAN’

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff called Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe “un-American” in a Thursday night tweet.

“While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies,” Schiff wrote. “The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.”

May 24 11:07

Cory Booker proposes creating special White House office to promote abortion

As the numerous Democrats vying for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination compete to stake out the most pro-abortion position possible, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey has pledged to create a White House office exclusively dedicated to protecting so-called abortion “rights.”

Booker laid out a comprehensive pro-abortion plan Wednesday in a Medium post pledging to hold a pro-Roe v. Wade litmus test for judicial nominees, support codifying a “right” to abortion in federal legislation, repeal the Hyde Amendment restricting taxpayer funding of abortion, and reverse numerous pro-life executive actions taken by President Donald Trump. But the most unique element of his plan was the creation of a “White House Office of Reproductive Freedom.”

May 24 11:06

Nadler: Mueller ‘Wants to Testify in Private’

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) stated that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to testify privately, but is willing to make a public opening statement and have the transcript of his testimony released to the public.

Nadler said, “I think I can say, at this point, that he wants to testify in private.”

Nadler added, “He wants to — he’s willing to make an opening statement, but he wants to testify in private.”

Nadler further stated that a transcript of Mueller’s testimony would be publicly released.

May 24 11:05

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies

President Donald Trump on Thursday granted Attorney General William Barr new powers to review and potentially release classified information related to the origins of the Russia investigation, a move aimed at accelerating Barr’s inquiry into whether U.S. officials improperly surveilled Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Trump directed the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Barr’s probe. The directive marked an escalation in Trump’s efforts to “investigate the investigators,” as he continues to try to undermine the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe amid mounting Democratic calls for impeachment proceedings.

May 24 10:49

First Batch of Declassification to Include ‘Bucket 5’ – FBI Docs Exonerating Papadopoulos and Carter Page

President Trump on Thursday evening announced that at the recommendation of Attorney General Bill Barr, he has directed the Intel Community to quickly and fully cooperate with Barr’s investigation into surveillance activities.

President Trump ordered declassification of the intelligence related to the spying on his presidential campaign in 2016.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This why the timing on Telly yesterday, featuring the Puddling Pel (as in the Nancy) who went ballistic, accusing Trump of a cover-up, and wanting for Congress to impeach him, only to be later exonerated in the Senate.

As these revelations drip-drip-drip into the American consciousness, Americans will realize who the real criminals were in Russiagate.

Now, having said that, there are many things President Trump has done, with which I have not agreed, such as withdrawing the US from the P5+1 deal with Iran; and I am hoping that the guy doesn't have this country on a path to nuclear armageddon with either Russia or China; but that being said, I firmly believe that this information will give my brother and sister Americans, a taste of the excrement sandwich the Demonocrats have been attempting to force down our collective throats, and decide that they no longer deserve the honor of representing the people of this country.

May 24 10:46

Women & unborn kids victimized as Dems and Reps weaponize abortion

It’s a recipe for social disaster. Democrats push for late-term abortions as Republicans move to ban abortions, even in cases of rape and incest. The victims of this political circus are women and unborn babies.

Rekindled interest in abortion legislation is a clear reminder that the 2020 presidential elections are bearing down on the United States like a veritable tornado, with all of the expected fallout and damage.

On one side of the ramparts we have liberals, fervent believers in the idea that nobody – least of all members of the hirsute patriarchal tribe – should have the right to tell women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. That argument is defensible, but only up to a point.

May 24 10:11

Trump gives AG Barr authority to declassify documents related to 2016 campaign surveillance

President Trump on Thursday night issued a memo giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

Trump also ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Barr. The memo read: "The heads of elements of the intelligence community... and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review."

"Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Get out the popcorn, folks, THIS is going to be some executive-strength, grand unfolding to watch as the facts emerge!!!!

May 24 10:10

Trump Orders FBI, CIA To "Fully Cooperate" With Barr; Grants "Full And Complete Authority To Declassify"

President Trump on Thursday announced that he has directed the US intelligence community to "quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General's investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election," adding that Attorney General William Barr has been given "complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation.

May 24 10:10

Barack Obama has 'delayed his book release until the 2020 election because he wants to outsell Michelle' and 'brags that he isn't using a ghostwriter like his wife'

Barack Obama is keen to outdo the success of his wife's 2018 book with his forthcoming release from Penguin Random House.

Publishers hoped to get the former US President's memoir out this year but it's reported the so far unnamed book will be held back until 2020 when the presidential election buzz is at its height.

The Atlantic reported that Obama is feeling especially competitive after Michelle's Becoming memoir was the biggest of last year and could become the best-selling autobiography ever after shifting 10 million copies.

Anonymous sources who claim to have spoken to Obama about his memoir in the works told the publication 'he'll occasionally point out in conversation that he's writing this book himself, while Michelle used a ghostwriter'.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks like the Obama marriage is under severe strain!

May 24 09:48

Senate Republicans Banned Earmarks — Permanently

Senate Republicans adopted a permanent ban on earmarks Thursday, signaling to Democrats the oft-criticized practice won’t be tolerated so long as Republicans control the chamber.

Republicans passed the permanent ban at the urging of Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who argued the GOP’s current policy, continually reinstating a two-year ban that has existed since 2011, was insufficient. The new policy, adopted with a 28-12 vote, effectively falls on both chambers of Congress, as any earmarked bills arising in the House of Representative would die in the Senate.

“The last thing taxpayers need is for the same politicians who racked up a $22 trillion national debt to go on an earmark binge,” Sasse said in a statement. “It’s pretty simple: Earmarks are a crummy way to govern and they have no business in Congress. Backroom deals, kickbacks, and earmarks feed a culture of constant incumbency and that’s poisonous to healthy self-government.”

May 24 09:09

POLITICS OF OIL: CITGO BOND HOLDERS FACING A GUAIDO HAIRCUT

Reuters reports that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has hired Cleary Gottlieb, a Washington law firm skilled in debt negotiations, to help him on the path he hopes will bring him to power.

May 24 06:51

BEVERLY HILLS VOTES TO BAN TOBACCO SALES, BUT EXEMPTS SCHWARZENEGGER’S FAVORITE CIGAR CLUB

Beverly Hills has long been anything but a smoker’s paradise. The city was the first in California to ban smoking inside restaurants and most public places, back in 1987, and added outdoor venues to the list in 2007. Now it is poised to enact what officials say is the most stringent tobacco ban in the country, eliminating the sale of virtually all recreational nicotine products — with one very Beverly Hills exception.

May 24 06:34

75% OF FTC OFFICIALS WORKED FOR CORPORATIONS IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE REGULATING

A new report reveals that two-thirds of Federal Trade Commission officials, tasked with everything from bleach labeling to enforcing net neutrality, either worked for corporations before entering the agency or soon after the end of their term over the past two decades.

May 23 20:09

Death Of Press Freedoms? Julian Assange Charged Under The Espionage Act On 17 Counts

By Aaron Kesel

WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange has been charged under The Espionage Act on 17 new counts in a superseding indictment for his role in obtaining and publishing classified military and diplomatic documents prior to his extradition hearing on May 30th, Reuters reported.

The charges carry a shocking sentence of 175 years in prison if found guilty by the secret Espionage court — a horrendous statement to send to journalists and truth tellers.

“The Department of Justice wants to imprison Assange for crimes allegedly committed outside of the United States. This extraterritorial application of US law is explicit throughout the indictment… thereby classifying any territory in the world as subject to US law,” WikiLeaks wrote in a statement, adding...

May 23 17:48

Farage on course to thrash Tories as Euro Election polls close - and Boris could be heading to No10, Mail poll reveals

The Survation poll for the Daily Mail shows Mr Farage’s Brexit Party well ahead in the European elections on 31 per cent, trailed by Labour on 23, the Conservatives on 14 and the Lib Dems on 12.

Nearly seven out of ten Tory voters said the reason they did not intend to vote for Mrs May yesterday was because of her failure to deliver Brexit. Calls for her to step down were backed by 57 per cent of Conservatives with 25 per cent against.

May 23 14:29

Pelosi Says She ‘Prays’ for the President, Urges Family to Stage Intervention

Nancy Pelosi continued to take personal shots at Donald Trump’s mental state, saying his recent “temper tantrum” has led her to “pray for the President.”

It is the latest escalation in the war of words between the House Speaker and the White House.

On Wednesday, the President walked into a scheduled meeting with Democrat leaders on infrastructure, blasted them over conducting “phony investigations,” and promptly walked out.

The fiery one-sided exchange was apparently in response to Pelosi’s allegations that Trump was engaged in a “cover-up.”

Pelosi opined that Trump’s reaction was that of an unwell man.

May 23 12:16

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told her Democratic colleagues that President Trump "wants to be impeached" in order to be vindicated by the Senate, according to ABC News. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told her Democratic colleagues that President Trump "wants to be impeached" in order to be vindicated by the Senate, according to ABC News.

Pelosi made the suggestion during a Thursday morning meeting according to two Democratic aides, who said that Pelosi also called Trump's actions "villainous."

The aide said that Pelosi was implying that she will stick to her current plan to keep investigating the president and his administration without jumping to impeachment, but Pelosi didn’t explicitly say that in her remarks. -ABC News

Pelosi's comments come one day after she and President Trump traded barbs after a contentious White House meeting in which Trump effectively said that Democrats' efforts to continue investigating him were getting in the way of bipartisan negotiations over infrastructure spending.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Pel strikes again; but this time, I think it is "misdirection", to keep attention focused on Trump, rather than on the Demoncratic antics which brought the country to Russia-gate in the first place.

May 23 11:37

We’ve Hit a New Low in Campaign Hit Pieces

Recent efforts to sandbag Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are crude repeats of behaviors that helped elect Trump in 2016.

Last week, the Daily Beast ran this headline: “Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists”

That was followed by the sub headline: “The Hawaii congresswoman is quickly becoming the top candidate for Democrats who think the Russian leader is misunderstood.”

The Gabbard campaign has received 75,000 individual donations. This crazy Beast article is based on (maybe) three of them.

The three names are professor Stephen Cohen, activist Sharon Tennison and someone using the name “Goofy Grapes,” who may or may not have once worked for comedian Lee Camp, currently employed by Russia Today.

Last week, the Daily Beast ran this headline: “Tulsi Gabbard’s Campaign Is Being Boosted by Putin Apologists”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

OF the folks out there running, who have declared, because my favorite, right now, would be Tulsi Gabbard. She is a pro-peace Vet who has seen military action; a woman; and someone with Samoan ancestry, so she understands the value of putting military programs under the proverbial microscope, to see if they are really necessary.

But it is her pro-peace stance, which will get her marginalized; the major corporations, along with our Merchant of Death in Chief, love wars, because wars bring profits to the warmongers, and the bankers.

May 23 11:36

NYT Confirms Hunter Biden Bank of China Deal, Leaves Out Key Details

A Tuesday New York Times article confirms revelations in Peter Schweizer’s bestselling book Secret Empires regarding the $1.5 billion deal Hunter Biden’s private equity firm secured from the state-owned Bank of China while his father was vice president; however, the Times omits key details that call into question statements made by Biden’s associates about the foreign financial deals engulfing his father’s 2020 presidential campaign in scandal.

May 23 11:35

Spygate: Obama Admin Cut Situation Room’s Video Feed During Meetings on Russia Investigation

In an interview with Fox News that aired Friday, Barr commented that the intelligence community’s early handling of the Russia investigation may raise questions. He noted it was first handled at a “very senior level” and then by a “small group.”

Barr stated:

The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc, small group — and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved. I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened. The fact of the matter is, Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities.

May 23 11:30

Republicans push BDS bill to paint Dems as anti-Semites, and party leadership falls for the trap

Mast is attempting to bring to a vote H.R.336, the companion bill to S.1, sponsored by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and passed by the Senate in February by a 77-23 vote. The bill, which authorizes military aid for Israel and Jordan and imposes additional sanctions on the Assad regime in Syria, also contains the controversial Combating BDS Act, a measure which failed to pass during the two previous congressional sessions.

The Combating BDS Act encourages states and local governments to pass laws prohibiting government contacts with anyone who does not sign a McCarthyite loyalty oath pledging not to boycott for Palestinian rights. Judges in Texas, Arizona, and Kansas have ruled these laws to be violations of the First Amendment and the American Civil Liberties Union called the bill “unconstitutional”.

May 23 11:18

Scott Adams: Biden, Infrastructure Theater, Word-Thinking, Shadowbanning

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1131560677942878209

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels…back in the news again
Political season is upon us, and some odd traffic coincidences
We’re left to guess why traffic patterns suddenly altered
The fact we can’t tell why…portends regulation
Lack of social media algorithm transparency…
…IS the end of our Republic
Not necessarily a coordinated conspiracy, but same result
Joe Biden has no legislative accomplishments
A career in politics, and NO accomplishments to show?
VP candidate traditionally boring, watered-down version of POTUS
Biden was more boring than President Obama
Now Biden has to select his own VP, that’s even more boring
CNN and MSNBC producing stories out of colorful words
CNN reports Pelosi says she’s getting under POTUS skin
Social media wasn’t able to obtain their desired result in 2016

May 23 10:05

To Impeach or Not to Impeach.

The revelation last weekend by Michigan Republican Congressman Justin Amash that he believes the Mueller Report accuses President Donald Trump of impeachable offenses has ignited firestorms in both major political parties on Capitol Hill. Amash’s argument is simple and essentially unassailable, though his fellow congressional Republicans don’t want to hear it and Democrats don’t know what to do with it.

May 23 10:03

Nevada Poised To Become 15th State To Sidestep Traditional Electoral College Outcome

President Hillary Clinton?

That might have been the result of the 2016 presidential election — if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact were in effect.

With a state Senate vote Tuesday, Nevada is close to becoming the latest state to drop the traditional practice of awarding all its electors to the presidential candidate who won the state. Instead, Nevada would award its six electors to whomever receives the most votes across the entire country.

May 23 09:52

Planned Parenthood donating $38 MILLION to 2020 Democrat candidates

Seems there are millions of dollars just laying around, folks, made "available" for Planned Parenthood to give away to anyone who supports executing live birth babies on the day they’re born. That’s strange. How did that come to be? Even Republicans, via paid taxes, are involuntarily funding population control by the extreme Left. Now the slush fund from this infanticide "movement" will be used to help Demoncrat-Socialist-Communists win more offices and others keep the ones they shouldn’t even have now.

Great. Murder babies in the womb, in the third trimester, and even on the day they’re born (the day they survive abortion), then use taxpayer money to fund more insane INFANTICIDE laws across America. What a plan. Planned Parenthood is planned genocide. They want black babies and Jewish babies removed from this planet before they ever take a breath. This is no conspiracy theory. They’ve been caught on video paying cash for baby parts. Keep reading.

May 23 09:48

Hundreds of Jews Protest Anti-Semitism: ‘Omar Must Go!’

On Monday, hundreds of Jews held a rally in Times Square in New York City to protest Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism, where they shouted in unison, “Omar must go!”

The Jerusalem Post reported, “Following the highly-publicized allegations of the Minnesotan congresswoman’s antisemitism and her statement downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York native and activist Joe Diamond organized a rally and billboard launch calling for her removal.”

May 23 09:48

Ocasio-Cortez SLAMS Republicans, Says GOP Pitting ‘Jew’ Against ‘Muslim’

On Monday night, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Republicans are responsible for pitting “Jew” against “Muslim” and “citizen” against “immigrant.” She made her remarks at a special congressional Muslim dinner.

“AOC” spoke after controversial Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib made remarks. Ocasio-Cortez said she believes all prayer went in the same direction, “up,” and that Republicans “fear” the “fellowship” she and others of like mind might have with Muslims.

May 23 09:20

Coulter: U.S. Isn’t Becoming Europe. We’re Becoming Rome

Can we have a quick reality check and acknowledge that what is happening to America is a million times worse than what’s happening in Europe and is of much greater consequence?

May 22 15:32

May's EU deal vote BLOCKED - Leadsom resignation causes Parliamentary CHAOS

THERESA MAY is facing fresh chaos tonight after Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom dramatically resigned from the Government over Brexit.

...

Brexiteer Mrs Leadsom said in a letter to Mrs May: “I cannot fulfil my duty as Leader of the House tomorrow, to announce a Bill with new elements that I fundamentally oppose.”

Mrs Leadsom’s resignation means there is no Commons Leader to introduce the Business Statement to MPs.

May 22 14:19

GALLUP POLL: 43 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK SOCIALISM IS GOOD

Forty-three percent of Americans think socialism would be a good thing for the United States, while a slim majority — 51 percent — of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll released on May 20 think it would be a bad thing. The figures contrast markedly with a Roper/Fortune survey taken in 1942, in which 25 percent of those polled described socialism as a good thing, 40 percent as a bad thing, and 34 percent did not have an opinion.

May 22 14:18

MOSSAD AND THE RISE OF THE VC-SPY ALLIANCE

The growth of intelligence agencies in the 21st century has been powered by the development of new technologies, created by start-ups, which are powered by intelligence agencies. This unvirtuous circle of money and espionage is a new and daunting challenge for civil liberties and human rights groups.

May 22 12:44

Inside 'Middle Class Joe's' fundraising sweep: Democratic frontrunner Biden is hitting up millionaires for campaign cash at private club events stocked with langoustine, caviar and live jazz

In a campaign where Internet fundraising has vaulted lesser-known candidates to prominence, Vice President Joe Biden has been hauling in campaign cash both online and at sleek fundraising events featuring fine dining, exclusive locales, and music.

The former vice president has stressed his middle class roots and upbringing in hardscrabble Scranton, but has been relying on an old-fashioned network of wealthy donors to amass a fundraising advantage to match his poling lead over Democrats.

One recent event in Los Angeles took him to the Exclusive Jonathan Club, which features 'luxurious accommodations' and 'incredible views,' according to its website.

May 22 12:42

Christopher Steele's nugget of fool's gold was easily disproven — but FBI didn't blink an eye

Of all the wild tales that Christopher Steele spun about Russia-Trump collusion during a visit to the State Department shortly before the 2016 election, only one was deemed worth forwarding to his FBI handlers.

Long hidden, the now-disclosed email speaks volumes about both the quality of Steele’s so-called intelligence gathering and the FBI’s willingness to vet an informant who was openly biased against Donald Trump, paid by Trump’s Democratic opponent, and motivated by an Election Day deadline.

Multiple sources confirm to me that the attachment that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kathleen Kavalec sent to then-FBI section chief Stephen Laycock on Oct. 13, 2016, was a summary from Steele’s company alleging Trump and Russia might be communicating through a computer server at Russia’s Alfa Bank.

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