The gall of Gallego … CNN hires FBI quitter … majority believes Obama administration improperly surveilled Trump team … and a positive outlook for the 2018 midterms

Here are my observations for the day.

MORE EMBARRASSMENT FOR ARIZONA – There’s Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake and now its Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Democrat, who represents Arizona’s 7th Congressional District. Gallego tweeted that DACA “Dreamers are some of the hardest workers I know,” and suggested that President Trump could “stand to learn something from them.” How ludicrous.

“CNN HIRES COMEY FANBOY TO ‘DEFEND’ FBI,” wrote James Mirengoff in The Power Line, reporting on how the anti-Trump network had hired the FBI “quitter,” Josh Campbell. (See my post of February 4, 2018, FBI agent quits.)

COMEY FANBOY Josh Campbell hired by CNN. (CNN screen grab)

I am doubling down on my criticism of the New York Times giving Campbell space to publish an op-ed about his reasons for deserting the FBI with this criticism of CNN, who obviously hired Campbell because he is a supporter of former FBI Director James Comey and an anti-Trumper. Campbell referred to Comey as a “giant of a man with an even bigger heart.”

James Gagliano, a retired 25-year FBI supervisory special agent, was struck by the oddity of Campbell, a 10-year GS-13 employee, who has spent most of his time in headquarters, being considered by CNN as qualified to comment on crime, justice and national security issues.

And how’s this for integrity. Campbell appeared on CNN, the day the Times published his op-ed, and failed to disclose that he was about to go on the CNN payroll.

DESPITE THE EFFORTS OF THE ANTI-TRUMP MEDIA to prevent the truth from seeing the light of day, an IBD/TIPP poll reveals that Americans are tuning out the so-called mainstream media in search of getting the truth.

When asked “How closely are you following the role of the FBI and DOJ involvement in the 2016 presidential election?” 72 percent responded very closely and 33 percent somewhat closely. In addition, 55 percent said it was “likely” that the Obama administration improperly surveilled the Trump campaign.

A JUST RELEASED RASMUSSEN POLL shows that a full 50 percent of Americans “believe it’s at least somewhat likely senior federal law enforcement officials broke the law in an effort to prevent Donald Trump from winning the presidency.” Rasmussen believes we now live in a country where 58 percent of Americans either believe our own FBI meddled in a presidential election more than a hostile foreign government, or are not sure the FBI did not.

THERE’S A LOT OF CHATTER about the mid-term elections coming up in November with the usual ominous predictions of how the party in power loses seats, but pollster Scott Rasmussen gives the Republican Party hope. He recalls the 2010 midterm, with all of the negatives around the passing of ObamaCare proving to be a drag on the Democrats and wins for the GOP. In contrast, considering the up-coming 2016 midterm, Rasmussen believes that the tax cut represents a positive for Republican candidates this year.

“Republicans undoubtedly face difficult midterm elections this year,” says Rasmussen, “but the tax cut legislation may enable them to minimize their losses. It might even be enough for the GOP to retain control of Congress.”


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