Here are my observations on the news of the day.
MUELLER WILL PROTECT THE FBI – Well-known attorney Alan Dershowitz, appearing on Fox News Channel Tuesday, recalled a confrontation he and a colleague had with Special Counsel Robert Mueller when Mueller was director of the FBI. Dershowitz said he wanted to talk to Mueller about prosecutorial misconduct practiced within the agency, to which Mueller said, “that’s a non-starter.”
That story tells me he will protect the FBI at all cost; that there is no hope that former FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be charged in Mueller’s investigation, despite the open knowledge of their activities.
Comey is perhaps best known for his mishandling of the case against Hillary Clinton, blatantly taking the role of attorney general in determining no changes would be brought against her. Even though it was a high-profile case, he didn’t participate in the questioning of Clinton. He admitted leaking information through a close friend. And most recently, it was learned that he had drafted a statement of exoneration of Clinton before revealing his findings.
While McCabe was overseeing the e-mail investigation of Hillary Clinton, his wife accepted $700,000 in campaign contributions from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a long-time supporter of the Clinton’s, evidence of a conflict of interest.
My belief that the FBI is a “rogue” agency goes beyond Mueller, Comey and McCabe. And at lower levels, it follows that there must be deep state members of the former Obama administration.
MORE ANTI-TRUMP NOISE from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY). Speaking on the floor of the Senate, the pompous Schumer, his glasses perched on the end of his nose, dramatically appealed to Republicans to advise President Trump not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Yesterday, Democrats warned against Trump pardons for those indicted by Mueller.
Holy cow! The left has really lost it.
CONSERVATIVE SEAN HANNITY, in the Fox News Channel’s 9 p.m. slot, was the most watched cable show in October with 3.2 million viewers, beating out Rachel Maddow, who holds down that slot on MSNBC with 2.5 viewers. Fox’s Tucker Carlson Tonight show, which is the lead-in to Hannity’s show, bettered Maddow with 2.82 viewers.
TEXAS U. S. REP JEB HENSERLING, who represents Dallas, has announced his plan to retire at the end of this term. He said his decision was not influenced by the political climate in the GOP, where the media has been reporting party friction over the Trump presidency. “Quite the opposite,” he said, “I’m rather enjoying it.” He chairs the powerful Financial Services Committee.
DESPERATE DEMOCRATS, utilizing the Latino Victory Fund, produced a despicable campaign commercial in support of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam’s race for governor of Virginia against the Republican candidate Ed Gillespie. Gillespie has criticized Northam for his weakness in confronting M-13 gang members in Virginia.
The Latino fund commercial depicts a white man driving a black pickup truck with a Confederate flag flying from the rear bumper, chasing down minority children. As I write this, Northam has refused to denounce it.
The commercial is being compared to the infamous NAACP ad against George W. Bush in 2000 connecting him to the lynching of James Byrd, a black man who was brutally murdered and dragged behind a pickup truck in Texas.
TRUMP HASN’T FORGOTTEN BEGHAZI, where terrorists killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American foreign service representatives on September 11, 2012. The president authorized the capture of suspect Mustafa al-Imam in Libya and his transfer to Washington, where he will be charged in federal court.
The attack on our diplomatic compound, and the failure of the U.S. to mount a response, resulted in heavy criticism aimed at the Obama administration and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. You will recall that Susan Rice was dispatched to the Sunday news shows to declare the attack was the result of a video disparaging of Muslims.
Just as Clinton was able to evade indictment for mishandling classified e-mails with a weak charge that she was “extremely careless,” the Accountability Review Board (ARB) on Benghazi referred to a “lack of proactive leadership and management ability” on the part of “senior officials,” but didn’t mention Clinton by name.
It is important to note that Clinton was not interviewed by the ARB on Benghazi and not interviewed by FBI Director James Comey in the e-mail scandal.