The story dominating yesterdays news was a story from Woodward (you know, they guy who got a deathbed confession from a well guarded and comatose former CIA director Bob Casey that he knew about Iran-contra), that, after Jan.6 JCSC General Mark Milley contacted his Chinese peers and told them that if a presumably insane Donald Trump ordered a nuclear strike on China, he would give them a heads up. Lots of reports. 'Bonchie' at Red State, HUGE: Mark Milley Pledged to the Chinese to Commit Treason in Order to Undermine Donald Trump and The Gaslighting Begins After Mark Milley's Treasonous Actions Are Revealed. And do you know who else was behind it? From John Sexton at Hot Hair, The conversation Gen. Milley and Speaker Pelosi had about Trump launching a nuclear strike: 'You know he's crazy' (Update) Tristan Justice at Da Fed, Treason?: Gen. Milley Undermined Trump White House With Secret Calls, Promising To Alert China Of Potential U.S. Attacks. Ace, Coup: Milley Secretly Took Control of the Military, Despite Not Being Elected to Any Office; Totalitarian Press Cheers. Twitchy, ‘If true, this is legit treason’: New book reports that Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley secretly coordinated with Chinese counterpart to undermine Donald Trump John Hinderacker at Power Line, Gen. Milley: A Traitor, Or Not?
If this account is true, Milley’s conduct, while perhaps not rising to the constitutional level of treason, is about the worst of which any military man could be accused. It would certainly require termination, and there likely is a provision of the federal code under which criminal charges could be brought.
Via Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.14.21 (Evening Edition), , the Weasel Zippers, Trump On Milley: It’s Treason If True… "No sir. It’s a military coup. Which is actually worse." and This Ain’t Hell, After 1/6, Did General Milley Commit Treason Or Prepare For A Coup? and The Federalist: Treason?.
Sundance at CTH, is all over it, with CNN and WaPo Write Devastating Articles Outlining General Mark Milley as Leader of Military Coup Against President Trump President Trump Responds to Report of Mark Milley Warning China in the Event Trump Decided to Attack, This Really Happened
If this is true GEN Milley must resign. He usurped civilian authority, broke Chain of Command, and violated the sacrosanct principle of civilian control over the military. It’s an extremely dangerous precedent. You can’t simply walk away from that. #dotherightthingintherightway https://t.co/izsMMCFPrz— Alexander S. Vindman (@AVindman) September 14, 2021
The Lieutenant Col. who broke chain-of-command and usurped his authority is complaining about the Joint Chief’s Chairman breaking chain-of-command and usurping his authority. . . . Yeah, you really can’t make this up folks.
"... in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification 'of an attack.'... The good news is that the story is Fake News.... Remember, I was the one who took out 100% of the ISIS Caliphate. Milley said it couldn’t be done! For the record, I never even thought of attacking China—and China knows that...."
Also, "Milley, for his part, took what the authors describe as a deferential approach to Biden on Afghanistan, in contrast to his earlier efforts to constrain Trump." and "So intent was Pence on being Trump’s loyal second-in-command — and potential successor — that he asked confidants if there were ways he could accede to Trump’s demands and avoid certifying..."
Thomas Lifson at Am Think wonders Can we believe Bob Woodward’s story about General Milley?, but Jack Posobiec thinks we can, BREAKING: Several Pentagon officers present in Milley’s secret meeting are willing to testify against him under oath, per WH official
Jordan Davidson at Da Fed, Sen. Rubio Demands Biden Fire Gen. Milley Over Secret Calls With Communist China. Firing squad, perhaps?
As I expected, Grabbem Newsome has beat the recall election, awash in mail-in ballots of dubious origin. As Allahpundit whines 10 p.m. ET: Polls are closed in California's gubernatorial recall race, KPIX California Recall: Polls Show Newsom Winning But Experts Say Wait Until Votes Are Counted. AP calls it, California Gov. Gavin Newsom beats back GOP-led recall as CA Recall Voter Says She and Other Republicans Showed Up at Polling Place, Were Told They Already Voted (Western Journal), Dan Chaitin at WaEx reports Frustrated LA voters given provisional ballots after equipment glitch in recall election. Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.14.21 (Afternoon Edition) Paul Mirengoff at Power Line suspects A new form of voter fraud in California? A story I heard on Fox said election officials loaded the last elections voting information into the system "by mistake", resulting in many people being told incorrectly that they had already voted. To fuck up is human, but with a computer, you can magnify human error exponentially.
At Breitbart, Gavin Newsom: A Vote for Larry Elder is a Vote Against ‘Diversity’ and ‘Racial Justice’,. because there aren't enough smug white men in office; Politico has Biden warning, Keep Newsom in office ‘or you’ll get Donald Trump’. They should be so lucky.
A group of Democratic senators led by Joe Manchin has hashed out a “compromise” voting rights bill that moderates hope will attract at least some GOP support.
While the new version of the “For the People Act” has dropped several of the more objectionable elements, it has kept many more, including the ability of Congress to override several state laws dealing with ballot integrity. This is a non-starter for all Republicans in the Senate.
Manchin had urged the inclusion of a national voter ID standard that was eliminated when the final draft of the bill was completed. In short, this “compromise” legislation does nothing for voting integrity and swells federal power to interfere in local election processes and procedures.
From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.14.21 (Evening Edition) Don Surber explains Why Democrats don't care about 2022. Power now promises power forever. Damon Linker at The Week whines that The Republican lies about election fraud are a ticking time bomb. Trust us, or else!
In regard to social media censorship, Chris Pandolfo at Da Blaze informs us Facebook keeps a secret list of VIPs who are allowed to break the rules without consequences, and President Trump didn't make the list.
Paul Bedard at WaEx Half agree: Jan. 6 suspects are 'political prisoners', including many Democrats, who know they are and approve. TNP, Half of America Says Jan 6 Protesters are ‘Persecuted, Political Prisoners'. "New Rasmussen data reveals a dark underbelly to the Biden regime." At Vodka Pundits PJ Media Insanity Wrap, Half of Americans Call Jan. 6 Suspects 'Political Prisoners'. From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 09.14.21 (Evening Edition), The Geller Report reports Capital Police Covering Up 14,000 Hours Of 1/6 Video. I wonder why?
Fox, Capitol Police bracing for 'Justice for J6' rally in support of Jan. 6 alleged rioters while the AP whines Capitol rally seeks to rewrite Jan. 6 by exalting rioters and Politico thinks GOP's Jan. 6 problem returns to its doorstep. I hope nobody shows but the embedded FBI agents and their stoolies.
On GWB speech obliquely slamming "GOP extremists', Scott McKay at Am Spec specs The Disgracefulness of George W. Bush, "We got nothing out of Bush’s eight years in office,' while Lane Scott at Am Great writes of The ‘Foul Spirit’ of George W. Bush and America’s Ruling Class.
What kind of a person stands on the very spot where heroic, valiant Americans perished in a tragic last-ditch effort to save a symbol of their ruling class—either the Capitol or the White House, no one knows for certain—and dares to offer criticism of the American people? What kind of cretin could possibly stir himself to lecture the public while standing on the very spot where common, average, everyday people sacrificed themselves to save members of the elite?
Senators from both political parties on Tuesday criticized an abortion rights demonstration outside the home of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh a night prior.
A group of about 50 people gathered at his residence in the D.C. suburbs to protest the Supreme Court’s recent decision not to block a Texas law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and called for Kavanaugh’s resignation.
Speaking at the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) called the protests “another blatant attempt to intimidate the judiciary” and anyone who “disagrees with the radical agenda.”
He was joined in his denunciation by Democratic senators Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) and Patrick Leahy (Vt.), who said those unhappy with the court’s action should express themselves at the ballot box or outside the courthouse.
The should shoot those protesters if they trespass, just like Ashli Babbit.