Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Danchenko Skates, Biden Taps Oil Reserves for Midterm Boost, Tulsi Endorses Lake

In the greatest non-surprise of the year, a Washington D.C. area jury, in a town that's about 95% Democrat, decided that it's OK for a Russian national to lie to the FBI, if FBI really wants to hear the lies support the surveillance of their political opponents. Jerry Dunleavy at WaEx, Igor Danchenko trial: Anti-Trump dossier source found not guilty in Russia investigation trial. The Peacock crows Analyst who provided Trump-Russia dossier information is acquitted of lying to FBI "Analyst Igor Danchenko's acquittal is another blow to special counsel John Durham’s probe into the origins of the FBI's investigation of allegations of ties between former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia." Ace, Danchenko Walks: Leftwing Alexandria, Virginia Jury Once Again Acquits a Guilty-as-Sin Russiagate Figure

Alexandria, Virginia is bluer than an incel's balls. It's a suburb for well-to-do DC liberals.

Of course they acquitted Danchenko, just as a DC jury acquitted Hillary Clinton's lawyer Michael Sussman who lied when he brought a Russiagate allegation to the FBI, the one about the Russian bank Alfa secretly communicating with Trump's servers (it was always a lie), and then lied about representing the Hillary Clinton campaign. He lied and said he was just a Concerned Citizen Acting Independently for the Public Weal.

Sundance at CTH,  Igor Danchenko Found Not Guilty on all Four Counts of Lying to the FBI

Igor Danchenko was a well-known fabricator of (dis)information long before the FBI made the purposeful decision to enlist him in their Trump targeting efforts. Specifically because Danchenko had no moral compass to the truth he was particularly useful for the FBI effort. This was the big problem for John Durham in prosecuting Danchenko for material lies the FBI knew from the outset were false.

How does the same DOJ who used the lies for their political purposes, then prosecute the liar for the false information? That was always the structural flaw in any case brought by Durham. As a result, the trial was not so much about the lying Danchenko as it was about the lying FBI and their use of Danchenko.

I really don't see that as an obstacle to a just decision. Sure, Danchenko lied to the FBI, and the FBI knew they were lies, either from the start or almost immediately, but the FBI desperately needed those lies to help maintain the surveillance of the Trump campaign and administration. Therefore the lies were material in that they enabled the continued actions against Trump. It doesn't mean Danchenko is off the hook, it means the FBI is complicit. The problem, as I see it, is that all trials of a national political nature are conducted in the shadows of the Washington monument, where the jury pool is inherently stacked in such a way that Democrats can almost literally get away with murder, while Republicans can be convicted of non-crimes. We see this in the Jan. 6 trials as well. Honestly, I don't know why Kevin Clinesmith pled guilty instead of taking his chances with a DC jury. Until we deal with this issue, it is pretty clear that for nations issues we have a deeply flawed system of justice. But don't worry, John Durham is going to write a report that absolutely excoriates the Clinton camp and the FBI! At RCP, FNC's David Spunt reports Special Counsel Durham Will Still Publish A Report After Three Years, Two Not-Guilty Verdicts.

In a transparent attempt to staunch the bleeding of support for the midterms, YaHoo! reports White House to Tap Oil Reserve Again Amid High Fuel Prices. Breitbart reports Joe Biden to Announce Release of 10-15 Million More Barrels from Emergency Oil Reserves Before Midterm Elections. Ace, With Recession Increasingly Obvious, and Midterms About to Be Lost, Biden Prepares to Blame the Economy on... The Republican CongressCurtis Houck@CurtisHouck "Doocy to KJP: "You just said [inflation's] his #1 economic priority. We've heard the President say inflation is his top domestic priority, but now he's saying, come next year, his first bill would be abortion-related. So, is his #1 domestic priority abortion or is it inflation?" At Red State, 'Bonchie' calls Joe Biden's Big Abortion Speech  a Festival of Senility and Bad Politics. At Da Caller, a report that  the Biden Admin Pressured El Paso To Not Declare Emergency Over Migrant Surge, quid pro Joe. Ace rolls over and notes Creepy Joe Creeps On Another Teen. Althouse catches WaPoo shilling for Biden "While Trump’s Twitter feed provided near-hourly windows into the presidential id, Biden’s comments are projected to the public less often, but just as revealingly, through the donor gatherings..."  "But it's always so transparent that its trying to help Biden, like here. It's presumed that "Biden's mind" is a place of substance, into which we are honored to peer. And his speech is not a muddled mess, but a clear representation of what's in that mind. We have "a window" as he "muses aloud.""

Stacy McCain says of Pelosi, Denial Is Not a Strategy “I dismiss that,” Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday on MSNBC, when Andrea Mitchell asked about polls showing “rising inflation concerns along with crime, giving . . . new momentum to Republicans.” Fine, just wait there for the oncoming train. Nick Arama at Red State hopes Americans Might Just Vote Every Dem out After Nancy Pelosi's Latest RemarksTom Elliott@tomselliott "@SpeakerPelosi: "I don't agree" w/ polls showing Americans care about soaring crime & inflation." Breitbart, Women, Independents Break Big for Republicans 21 Days Before Election. Capt. Ed at Haut Hair,  Whodathunkit: GOP generic-ballot rating jumps to 8-month high just before Election Day -- unexpectedly.  At RCP, Kornacki: 44% Of Voters Care Most About Inflation And The Economy, Nothing Else Cracks 10%. Chris Queen at PJ Media, Which Age Group is Most Likely to Vote GOP in 2022? Gen-Xers, of Course! Jordan Boyd at Da Fed warns Democrats Are Desperate To Distract From The Real Issues Plaguing Voters As Nov. 8 Nears, 'bortion! Ace starts his Election News Round Up 1 with "GOP jumps out to biggest lead in RCP average in 8 months, just in time for election." Politico, cited at MSN worries that Future Democratic stars at risk of getting wiped out in the midterms. What a shame if we didn't have the squad to kick around!

Tulsi Gabbard
In what I consider a surprise development, the AZ Sun reports Kari Lake Receives Endorsement from Ex-Democrat Tulsi Gabbard. “For too long establishment leaders from both parties have sought to enrich themselves, play games, and build up their power while ignoring and even enabling the suffering of millions of hard-working Americans. Kari Lake is a leader who puts people first, is fighting for border security, energy independence, public safety, and other policies that actually make life better and more affordable for the American people,” Gabbard said. 
Kari Lake

At PM, Tulsi Gabbard endorses Kari Lake for Arizona Governor, "Lake, Gabbard said, "isn't afraid to call out the warmongering elitist cabal of permanent Washington and the Military Industrial Complex, and their propagandists in the mainstream media." Matt Margolis at PJ Media, Tulsi Gabbard to Campaign for MAGA Firebrand Kari Lake. Also at PJ, Stephen Kruiser claims Kari Lake May Be the Greatest Thing to Happen to Republicans This Year. "Kari Lake has been a bright ray of sunshine here in this already sunny state. In the short period of time that she’s been the nominee she’s proven that, should she win, she’ll be an asset not only for Arizona but for the national GOP as well."

At the Free Bacon, Warnock Denies His Church Evicts Tenants. Three Eviction Notices Were Filed Last Week. "Building has filed more than a dozen eviction notices during pandemic." Jazz Shaw at Haut Hair, Warnock: "Our church doesn't evict people." Here are three more eviction notices

From one brain-damaged man to another, David Strom at Haut Hair reports Biden thinks Fetterman "impressive, capable" after stroke. John Sexton at Haut Hair notes an "inconsistency", CNN: Fetterman claimed he's always been pro-fracking. Did he forget saying otherwise? The Free Bacon, Fetterman Flip-Flops on Fracking, Now Says He’s ‘Always Supported’ It "'I don’t support fracking, at all, and I never have,' Fetterman said in 2018." Maybe that part of his brain isn't working yet, or maybe he's just another lying politician. 

'Becca Downs at Town Hall thinks that J.D. Vance's Epic Response on January 6 Is What Most Voters Are Thinking

"But look, the January 6 thing, here's the biggest problem I have with it. What happened on January 6 was bad. I don't like violence anywhere, I certainly don't like it at the United States Capitol, but the media obsession and Tim Ryan's obsession with this issue while people can't afford the cost of groceries, where his policies have made it impossible for people to support their families, where we have a massive border security problem, where we know where Big Tech companies were actively being involved in the 2020 election in a way that hid Hunter Biden and Joe Biden's corruption," he listed as examples.

Citizen's Freep,  Mike Lee vs. Evan McMuffin.. Booed by debate audience… "Evan McMullin gets booed after calling @SenMikeLee a traitor to the Constitution. LEE: "You know that's not true. You sir, owe me an apology."" At Haut Hair, Beege Wellborn claims Charlie Crist's running mate is a REAL peach...pit. KT, also at Haut Hair thinks  Inquiring minds want to know - Can O'Dea win Colorado in a sleeper state contest surprise? "It’s possible that Republican candidate Joe O’Dea just might beat Democrat incumbent Senator Michael Bennet and flip the U.S. Senate" and Republican Governor Stitt falls behind in recent poll of Oklahoma voters... Is his time up?. At the Colorado Sun, Democrats lead fundraising in Colorado’s major congressional contests as 2022 election hits home stretch, "Dark-money nonprofit fuels $3 million TV ad campaign against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe O’Dea." It's only bad when Republicans do it. 

David Strom at Haut Hair VIP reports FBI knew about Chinese infiltration of US election systems and buried it. Hearing their master's voice. At the Free Bacon, Jim Crow on Steroids: Georgia Turnout Hits Record High After Democrats, Woke Corporations Blasted State’s ‘Voter Suppression’ Law, "Stacey Abrams: 'We know that increased turnout has nothing to do with suppression.'" WaEx editorializes, Democrats' voter suppression myth exposed again as Georgians set a turnout record. At JTN, After Supreme Court ruling, GOP sues Pennsylvania over counting of undated mail-in ballots. "Undated ballots "should not be counted," plaintiffs claim." Read the damn directions!

At the Daily Fetch, Disgraced FBI Official Peter Strzok: ‘9/11 Is NOTHING Compared To January 6’. Insty responds "And the fact that the FBI and the rest of the government if they are not only on the same sort of war footing that they were on in the weeks and months and years after 9/11, shame on everyone!”

At ET, Whistleblowers Reveal FBI Has ‘Voluminous Evidence’ of Possible Hunter Biden Criminal Conduct: Senator. At JTN, Grassley requests FBI records in relation to Hunter Biden's relationship with China, "Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, is requests documents from FBI in connection to the Biden family's dealings with China." Insty, chuckles MULTIPLE HARD DRIVES CRASH IN 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . .

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