What the hell happened to Steve Bannon?

Steven Bannon, formerly of Breitbart.com and again formerly of Breitbart.com, has gone from bomb-throwing conservative to a guy who just makes me say “what the hell, dude?”

This all stems, of course, from the new book by author Michael Wolff entitled “Fire and Fury” which was released on January 5th. In the book Steve Bannon was interviewed and quoted a number of times. Let me make this clear up front, however, as I’d care to disavow two things I’ve heard mentioned from other folks on a number of social platforms.

  1. This book was not written by Steve Bannon and ghosted by Wolff;
  2. It is not about Bannon himself but about Trump’s past year in the White House.

That said, Steve Bannon is quoted widely on its pages. But let’s back up a bit. Vanity Fair published a December 21st article about Bannon:

“I HAVE POWER”: IS STEVE BANNON RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT?

by Gabriel Sherman

On a whirlwind tour around the globe, Trump’s former aide and alter ego reveals what really went down in the White House, his unfettered thoughts on Javanka, his complicated relationship with his erstwhile boss—and his own political ambitions.

Bannon’s core message—a clueless, corrupt ruling class (many of whom, of course, reside in blue states) has sold out American workers to a hegemonic China, and it’s up to a vanguard to take our country back before the world tips toward cataclysm—is the same, whether he’s speaking to Alabamian Roy Moore voters or Chinese dissidents. But he adjusts his vocabulary to fit his audience—here in Tokyo, he was in full prophetic mode.

On the whole I don’t overall disagree but would expand much past China. And I would include politicos on both sides of the aisle working at disassembling way too many working class or middle class individuals. Even more disappointing when done by what I term Republican EstabliHacks.

When he left the White House in August, Bannon said, “the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.” In private, Bannon told people he was disillusioned with Trump’s shambolic governing style. Trump, in turn, sees Bannon as a self-promoter. “The president views Steve as just a guy who works for him,” a White House official said.

While the two men harbor contempt for each other that can ignite into rage, they can’t quit each other, either. Since Bannon left the West Wing, he’s had five phone calls with Trump, most initiated by the president, according to the White House official. “The few conversations Steve and the president have had since he was fired this summer have primarily been opportunities for Steve to beg for his job back,” said the White House official. A Bannon spokesperson countered, “anyone around Steve since he left the White House can see he is very happy now out of the White House!”

Ah, the prototypical love/hate relationship. Then there was this.

In October, Bannon called an adviser and said he would consider running for president if Trump doesn’t run for re-election in 2020. Which Bannon has told people is a realistic possibility. In private conversations since leaving the White House, Bannon said Trump only has a 30 percent chance of serving out his term, whether he’s impeached or removed by the Cabinet invoking the 25th amendment. That prospect seemed to become more likely in early December when special counsel Robert Mueller secured a plea deal from former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Bannon has also remarked on the toll the office has taken on Trump, telling advisers his former boss has “lost a step.” “He’s like an 11-year-old child,” Bannon joked to a friend in November.

“He’s like an 11-year old child.” A Bannon quote. You’ll excuse me whilst I re-examine my confidence in Steve Bannon.

A prominent Republican described Bannon’s crusade as a vanity exercise doomed to fail. “I think there was a lot of rage when he was in the White House,” the Republican said. “Steve had to subsume his ego to Donald, who Steve thinks is dumb and crazy. With Steve, it’s not about building new things—it’s about destroying the old. I’m not sure he knows what he wants.”

One aside to Stevie: a few days’ growth of beard looks good on a young guy. On a guy in his 60s with jowl wattles it looks like homelessness. Hence my beard. And green military coats went out in the 70s. I wore one, for shite’s sake, because I perceived myself as cool. And it was inexpensive. Back then.

Over the weekend of May 6 and 7, Bannon was in Washington when Kushner, Ivanka, and Stephen Miller accompanied Trump to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the decision to fire Comey was finalized. The White House announced Comey’s dismissal on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 9. Bannon was furious when he found out. “It’s the dumbest political decision in modern political history, bar none. A self-inflicted wound of massive proportions,” he later said. “Especially in light of recent news, for the country, the president’s best decision was firing James Comey. His second best decision was firing Steve Bannon, bar none,” a White House official said.

And that is where Bannon and I immediately parted. Most ricky-tick.

The truth is this: Trump’s keeping Comey was a serious mistake. I suspect this was because he was providing Comey an actual chance. Mark one into the “Political Naivete Column” for Trump. But when Comey proved himself a legal dolt in 2016 with his Hillary Speech, I was done. Trump finally did the right thing regarding Comey. However, Trump should have fired Comey about ten seconds following his inauguration.

Bannon believed the Russia collusion case was meritless, but he blamed Kushner for taking meetings during the campaign that gave the appearance the Trump team sought Putin’s help. “He’s taking meetings with Russians to get additional stuff. This tells you everything about Jared,” Bannon told me. “They were looking for the picture of Hillary Clinton taking the bag of cash from Putin. That’s his maturity level.”

Hold that thought.

As the White House sinks deeper into scandal, along with Roy Moore’s crushing defeat, it’s hard not to see Trump and Bannon as survivors huddled together on a shrinking spit of dry land. Meanwhile, with 2018 looming, even Bannon recognizes the Democrats’ growing strength. “The reason the Democrats did so well in Virginia is because they’re angry. Anger gets people to do things. I admire that,” he said.

During one conversation this fall, Bannon seemed to accept that his campaign might not succeed. But he said people are mistaken if they equate losing elections with failure. “I’m not a political operative,” he said, “I’m a revolutionary.”

Okay. When you over-value yourself. Then there was the release of the book to which I’m referencing with this post.

“Fire and Fury” by Wolff provides all the fodder necessary for the continued Leftist drumbeat of “25th Amendment” and “Impeach 45” — it thusly goes on and on.

Jeff Dunetz says:

What I didn’t know until much later in the 2016 campaign was that Mr. Bannon could be ruthless towards people with whom he disagrees. That ruthlessness continued when he entered the White House and now that he’s left the administration, Bannon’s rage is directed toward the man he helped to elect.

Donald John Trump.

What “rage”? Well, how about some quotes attributed to Bannon pulled from the book “Fire and Fury” itself?

He is particularly scathing about a June 2016 meeting involving Trump’s son Donald Jr, son-in-law Jared Kushner, then campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at Trump Tower in New York. A trusted intermediary had promised documents that would “incriminate” rival Hillary Clinton but instead of alerting the FBI to a potential assault on American democracy by a foreign power, Trump Jr replied in an email: “I love it.”

The meeting was revealed by the New York Times in July last year, prompting Trump Jr to say no consequential material was produced. Soon after, Wolff writes, Bannon remarked mockingly: “The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Bannon went on, Wolff writes, to say that if any such meeting had to take place, it should have been set up “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire, with your lawyers who meet with these people”. Any information, he said, could then be “dump[ed] … down to Breitbart or something like that, or maybe some other more legitimate publication”.

But wait, there’s more. From TheGuardian.com:

Trump Tower meeting with Russians ‘treasonous’, Bannon says in explosive book

by David Smith

Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has described the Trump Tower meeting between the president’s son and a group of Russians during the 2016 election campaign as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”, according to an explosive new book seen by the Guardian.

Bannon, speaking to author Michael Wolff, warned that the investigation into alleged collusion with the Kremlin will focus on money laundering and predicted: “They’re going to crack Don Junior like an egg on national TV.”

Yes, we all know that Trump removed Bannon from the White House in August of last year. A war between Bannon and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly? Perhaps. But the book and the quotes smell like nothing more than a high and hearty “fuck you” to Bannon’s former employer. Well said and well played. Until perhaps you come to regret it. Is Bannon Brutus? Is he Dr Strangelove? Is he Jesus incarnate? Is he Colonel Kurtz? It varies on whom you ask.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, reportedly based on more than 200 interviews with the president, his inner circle and players in and around the administration, is one of the most eagerly awaited political books of the year. In it, Wolff lifts the lid on a White House lurching from crisis to crisis amid internecine warfare, with even some of Trump’s closest allies expressing contempt for him.

And like it or not, Steven Bannon rolled perfectly into the hands of author Michael Wolff. Whose agenda at least temporarily coincided with that of Bannon’s.

Let’s just cut to the chase for a moment. Here’s what I think happened: Bannon both vented and got played royally. Bannon was angry and ready to spew — which he did. You’ll note that at no time since has he walked any of the comments back with anything remotely resembling vehemence. I can only conclude he can’t argue their veracity.

People have emotions. I get it. They’re not gods; they’re human.

According to Wolff in his book, about Bannon:

“You realise where this is going,” he (Bannon) is quoted as saying. “This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”

Last month it was reported that federal prosecutors had subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the German financial institution that has lent hundreds of millions of dollars to the Kushner property empire. Bannon continues: “It goes through Deutsche Bank and all the Kushner shit. The Kushner shit is greasy. They’re going to go right through that. They’re going to roll those two guys up and say play me or trade me.”

Not really what I’d call “supporting your guy.”

Those quotes and the furor surrounding the book caused President Trump to issue this official response:

Statement from the President of the United States

Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.

The American Media Maggots, of course, took the Wolff ball and ran.

The American Media Maggots of all stripes confirm: President Trump is just a dolt. It’s a wonder he can walk vertically on two legs for more than a few minutes.

Under a bit of a microscope, Steve Bannon began to rethink his position. Brian Stelter — he of the 2014 Lincoln MKX grille, said:

Steve Bannon said (according to Axios):

  • Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around.”
  • “My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama.”
  • “President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus. I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to stand in the breech for this president’s efforts to make America great again.”
  • “My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of ‘the evil empire’ and to making films about Reagan’s war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in selling uranium to them.”
  • “My comments were aimed at Paul Manafort, a seasoned campaign professional with experience and knowledge of how the Russians operate. He should have known they are duplicitous, cunning and not our friends. To reiterate, those comments were not aimed at Don Jr.”
  • “I regret that my delay in responding to the inaccurate reporting regarding Don Jr has diverted attention from the president’s historical accomplishments in the first year of his presidency.”
  • “Everything I have to say about the ridiculous nature of the Russian ‘collusion’ investigation I said on my 60 Minutes interview. There was no collusion and the investigation is a witch hunt.”

Let’s be honest. The Trump – Bannon alliance is done. Trump doesn’t forgive and forget and neither does Bannon. Both have massive egos. The problem is that one was in a larger position of power. Bannon forgot that concept.

Then Trump did something inconceivable. He proved he’s not a dolt for an hour, live, on national television. He allowed cameras into a bipartisan meeting on immigration on Tuesday.

Of course, according to the American Media Maggots, he saved up for the past ten years to portray his seeming competence.

Let me be plain. I liked the DC “bull in a china shop” attitude of both Trump and Bannon. But when they fail to serve me I turn like an abject fickle, capricious and mercurial Elder American Taxpayer. I have seniority. And I demand response. Not next month or next year or a decade from now. Screw that. I want change ASAP and I don’t care who gets hurt in the process.

Bannon is gone. He made his bed. He had conscious choices to make. He made them. He’s dead to me. And likely to Trump as well. Yeah yeah yeah. Bannon “did this and he did that.”

But — as my bosses always evaluated me: “but what have you done for us lately?”

You had choices, Bannon.

You made them.

BZ

 

BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon Radio Show, Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

Thursday night in the Saloon:

  • No guests tonight; it’s just ol’ BZ
  • It’s finally raining in Sacratomato, the veritable belly of the beast;
  • Huge parasites found infesting the body of the NK solider who crossed the DMZ;
  • Articles of impeachment were introduced against President Trump on Wednesday;
  • UK Minister blames housing shortage on “mortgage free” Baby Boomers/elderly;
  • Baltimore PD Detective Sean Suiter is killed, shot in the head by an as-of-yet unarrested suspect;
  • Baltimore’s crime rate is skyrocketing just as is Chicago’s;
  • This is due in large part to The Ferguson Effect where law enforcement officers are constantly told they “over-police,” so they are reacting to those demands;
  • Shepard Smith on Fox News lies nakedly about the Clinton/Uranium One story;
  • Joe Biden says First Baptist Church hero Willeford shouldn’t have been armed;
  • USSS said Joe Biden was just like Weinstein in terms of fondling and sexism;
  • Millennials want Socialism more than Communism;
  • 100 years of Communism = 100 million dead;
  • “We are only one generation away from losing our freedoms.” — Ronald Reagan

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BZ’s Berserk Bobcat Saloon, Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Featuring Right thinking from a left brain, doing the job the American Media Maggots won’t, embracing ubiquitous, sagacious perspicacity and broadcasting behind enemy lines in Occupied Fornicalia from the veritable Belly of the Beast, the Bill Mill in Sacramento, Fornicalia, I continue to proffer my thanks to the SHR Media Network for allowing me to utilize their studio and hijack their air twice weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays, thanks to my shameless contract, as well as appear on the Sack Heads Radio Show each Wednesday evening.

This was the night of BZ’s triumphal return, after having spent two weeks in a shadowbanned limbo called “lack of SHR studio internet connection.” However, after having made amends with all the electronic and molecular gods both great and small, paying dear tribute wherever necessary, the digital domains have acquiesced to our ministrations and palaver, allowing us unfettered access to the interwebs once more. Heavy sigh. The dues and prices are indeed prodigious.

Tonight in the Saloon:

  • Kelly is the bartendress and it’s great to be back in the Saloon;
  • Thanks to Dan Butcher for his massive assistance during our internet shortage;
  • Happy Stories and Good Times;
  • CNN FAKE NEWS: Koi Gate and Auto Gate whereupon CNN lies their arses off in order to sabotage President Donald John Trump;
  • Virginia keeps its governor Leftist though in a shockingly-small victory;
  • Ex-felon and child porn-advocate Nathan Larson runs for VA state house seat;
  • The GOP fails to understand how actual Conservatives can save them;
  • A civil war coming to North Korea? Why is Kim Jong Un so quiet?
  • Facts and hatred: how Leftists now skewer “thoughts and prayers”;
  • How Christians are ridiculed, belittled and cast aside by Leftists/Dems/ AMM;
  • Nancy Pelosi remains addled;
  • More to come; please listen, watch, and partake of the chat room.

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Brazile admits: Hillary rigged the Dem campaign against Sanders

You want to find collusion?

You want to find corruption?

Donna Brazile, former DNC chair, comes clean. And it ain’t grand for the Demorats.

From Politico.com:

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

by Donna Brazile

When I was asked to run the Democratic Party after the Russians hacked our emails, I stumbled onto a shocking truth about the Clinton campaign.

And what would that be, Donna?

Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.

I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie.

Anyone’s Spidey Sense tingling right about now? Anyone thinking of that Santayana quote?

By September 7, the day I called Bernie, I had found my proof and it broke my heart. 

Brazile held her mud during the campaign through gritted teeth. She did so because, well, she and Hillary are women. But once the dam breaks on the powerful — witness Harvey Weinstein — and the first person takes the hit or spills the beans, then the gates open and those once holding back for fear of the powerful no longer fear the powerful. There is vulnerability.

And oh yes, Hillary’s people were lying to the DNC.

The Saturday morning after the convention in July, I called Gary Gensler, the chief financial officer of Hillary’s campaign. He wasted no words. He told me the Democratic Party was broke and $2 million in debt.

“What?” I screamed. “I am an officer of the party and they’ve been telling us everything is fine and they were raising money with no problems.”

You can imagine that Bernie Sanders and his people weren’t terribly pleased though it did tend to validate their beliefs all along.

Things changed when Brazile found this, the crux of the biscuit.

When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.

Meaning: the fix for Hillary was in black-and-white.

The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.

I had been wondering why it was that I couldn’t write a press release without passing it by Brooklyn. Well, here was the answer.

In a word, rigged. Rigged for Hillary Clinton against Bernie Sanders.

Braile, of course, is no saint. She’d cheated for one of Hillary Clinton’s presidential debates. From the WashingtonExaminer.com:

Donna Brazile finally admits she shared debate questions with Clinton campaign

by Eddie Scarry

Veteran Democratic operative Donna Brazile finally admitted that she used her former position as a CNN commentator to relay questions ahead of debates to Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary.

For months, Brazile has avoided confirming that hacked emails from the campaign showed her forwarding the questions, which were asked at separate debates. But in a new essay for Time magazine looking back on the hackings, she said it was true.

This, by the way, resulted in CNN dropping Donna Brazile as a commentator like a yak drops a hot rock.

I dunno. Anyone starting to identify a trend or a pattern here?

Even more shocking, Brazile considered kicking Hillary to the curb altogether following a September 11th incident involving Clinton. From PBS.org:

Brazile says she considered replacing Clinton with Biden

WASHINGTON — The former head of the Democratic National Committee says she considered replacing Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential nominee with then-Vice President Joe Biden.

Brazile writes that she considered initiating Clinton’s removal after she collapsed while leaving a 9/11 memorial service in New York City. Clinton later acknowledged she was suffering from pneumonia.

But Brazile says the larger issue was that her campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure.”

Ultimately, the DNC head says she thought of Clinton and all the women in the country who were so excited about her and decided she “could not do this to them.”

The NewYorkPost.com also wrote:

Did Hillary’s rigging at the DNC push Biden out of the race?

by John Podhoretz

The stunning revelation by longtime operative Donna Brazile that the Hillary Clinton campaign secretly took control — literal control — of the Democratic National Committee a year before Hillary became the party’s nominee is the talk of American politics.

As it should be.

Consider, then, that a formal agreement signed by the DNC and the Clinton campaign was executed in August 2015, two months before Biden made his decision.

There was another person out there — then-Vice President Joe Biden. Though grieving over the tragic loss of his son Beau, Biden was still seriously considering a late entry into the race. Indeed, it would not be until October that Biden would declare himself out of contention.

Over the previous six years, Democrats had lost 60-plus House seats, nine Senate seats, 14 governorships and 1,000 state and local offices. Russians didn’t do that. Democrats did — with the help of a surging Republican Party that found itself after election night in its strongest electoral position across the country since 1928.

Even Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, was displeased with the news about Hillary Clinton. Insert your finest Dr Smith voice here: “Oh the pain!”

For God’s sake, the fix was in against anyone but Hillary Clinton since 2015. Oh, by the way; Warren is the person the DNC is eyeballing for 2020. I say: “please oh please.”

The Demorats in disarray? From the DailyBeast.com:

Democrats Determined to Wage Civil War Forever

by Gideon Resnick and Sam Stein

Donna Brazile lit another match. But, really, the flame hasn’t gone out since Trump won.

During the final week of the most important election of the calendar year, the Democratic Party finds itself in a familiar place: subsumed by internal divisions and sniping.

Some DNC members argued that it behooved the party to come to grips with its past—even in full public view—before moving forward; that it took particular courage for Brazile, who infamously passed Clinton a debate question, to help validate Democrats’ complaints with the DNC.

Others outside the DNC were furious with Brazile, calling the essay a selfish attempt to sell books at a time when the party’s fundraising is flagging and its attention should be on the upcoming, critical races. “She’s playing into Trump’s hands,” one Clinton campaign vet said. Brazile declined to comment until her book was formally released.

Clinton allies, meanwhile, insist that they did more to help the DNC than to harm it. The joint fundraising agreements were made available to her and Sanders (which DNC Chairman Tom Perez noted in a letter to DNC members on Friday.). And though Clinton was afforded a large degree of operational control over the committee (which former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver told The Washington Post they did not have), she also helped it get out of debt, even as she reportedly pillaged a huge amount of the money that had been ostensibly donated to help state parties.

Note to Conservatives: just when you think the Demorats are infinitely more cohesive than you could imagine, they are less cohesive than you could imagine. Go team.

But where are the American Media Maggots in the whole affair? From TheHill.com:

Network newscasts don’t mention Brazile Clinton-DNC revelations

by Joe Concha

The broadcast evening newscasts on three major networks on Thursday didn’t mention bombshell revelations by former Democratic National Committee interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

Brazile has written in a new book that she discovered evidence that she said showed Hillary Clinton’s campaign “rigged” the Democratic presidential primary.

“ABC’s World News Tonight,” “NBC Nightly News” and “CBS Evening News” all didn’t report the allegations by Brazile on Thursday evening despite it receiving considerable coverage on cable news and in print and online media. Brazile was also trending as one of Twitter’s top topics on Thursday.

Despite the Brazile blackout, the ABC, NBC and CBS evening newscasts all featured reports on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the recent indictments of Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Richard Gates.

The so-called Big Three evening newscasts draw more than 20 million viewers combined on a nightly basis.

Nah. No media bias in American newsrooms, eh wot?

Is there possible criminality involved? From FoxNews.com:

Gregg Jarrett: Hillary Clinton’s scheme in ‘rigging’ the nomination may have been criminal

by Gregg Jarrett

Hillary Clinton has spent a year crying about how the presidency was stolen from her. Turns out, she stole the Democratic nomination from Bernie Sanders.

The critical question now is whether she committed crimes in her theft of the nomination. 

There appears to be little doubt that Clinton rigged the election process. It was so unconscionable and unprincipled, that Brazile’s discovery of the incriminating document left her in tears. So she says.

It gets better. As I am wont to say: “but wait, there’s more.”

The Federal Election Commission must immediately launch an investigation. So, too, must the Department of Justice and the FBI. It appears that Clinton may well have violated several laws which could constitute serious crimes. 

First, federal law sets strict limits on campaign contributions.  Financial records must now be subpoenaed to determine whether these laws were broken. Given Clinton’s past record of shady transactions such as the Whitewater land deal and her sale of cattle futures, there is a strong chance that a document trail will lead investigators to multiple violations of the Federal Election Campaign Act. 

Second, if Brazile’s account of Clinton’s artifice is true, it is likely that campaign finance reporting laws were broken under the same Act. Hiding campaign money through false or misleading campaign reports is illegal. In egregious cases it is a crime, not just a civil penalty.    

Finally, the funneling of campaign funds from one source to another smacks of money laundering. Any transaction that seeks to conceal or disguise proceeds of illegal activity constitutes money laundering. So, if it can be shown that Clinton violated campaign contribution limits or reporting requirements, then the channeling of the proceeds from one source to another would be the “laundering” of it.

Let’s let Tucker Carlson fade out with a Bernie Sanders representative, shall we?

Woo-hoo. Cheating Demorat women. Represent.

BZ

P.S.

Like a good cat in a fresh cat box, the Demorats are pawing the sand over their shite, glancing around to see who’s actually paying attention.

Whilst the American Media Maggots, trust me, are whistling past the graveyard.

 

The media throws camshafts following Trump’s rally in Phoenix

We know the American Media Maggots — my appellation for Fake News, which I coined before FN — are as unbiased and fair as the American Nazi Party. Which means, well, no they’re not quite so much.

As you can see above, not quite so equanimous. Ahem.

The most recent glorious kerfuffle which resulted in much AMM dander occurred when President Trump sideslipped into Phoenix for a rally and, well, the audience kind of took the ball and ran with it.

Perhaps one teensy-weensy factoid tidbit that most folks overlooked. It was 107-degrees in Phoenix and still the event was packed. Hundreds were lined up outside.

Well. Yes. I’m sorry. CNN does in fact primarily suck. Facts in evidence, your honor.

Whilst present President Trump dared to speak the obvious about one particular Arizona senator. And his impact upon “repeal and replace.” Damn him.

PHOENIX — President Trump taunted Sen. John McCain on his home turf Tuesday, repeatedly telling a boisterous rally that they were just one vote away from repealing Obamacare.

“We were one vote away. Think of it —seven years. one vote away from repeal,” said Mr. Trump, holding up his index finger.

Mr. Trump never mentioned by name Mr. McCain, the Arizona Republican who cast the deciding no vote in a 49-51 vote that killed the repeal-and-replace bill. But the hometown crowd knew exactly who the president was talking about.

Not like that was important or anything.

“One vote away,” said Mr. Trump, again raising his index finger. “I will not mention any names. Very presidential, isn’t it?”

“And nobody wants me to talk about your other senator who is weak on borders, weak on crime. So I won’t’ talk about him,” said Mr. Trump. “Nobody wants me to talk about him. Nobody knows who the hell he is. So now — I haven’t mentioned any names — so now everybody is happy.”

Here is the Washington Post’s biased and edited version of the rally with some salient points apparently mistakenly included. Because sometimes what the American Media Maggots consider a loss is truly a win.

Then former Barack Hussein Obama lapdog DNI/Apologist/Liar James Clapper weighed in on the Trump rally. A few salient points: 1) Who cares what he thinks, and 2) Why is he even consulted? Oh yeah. That’s right. Because he has the perfect slanted view for CNN. Buttressing Memes 101.

Stop. Oh wait. This is the same James Clapper who lied to Congress about American surveillance.

Therefore Mr Clapper has massive gravitas on the Left, yes? He is one of the first “go-to” guys on the Left? Of course he is. Water carrier. Agendist. Biased. Execrable.

CNN bleeds all over itself like a freshly-used tampon laid over a cracked old ceramic sink in a decrepit Bakersfield gas station bathroom. With no air conditioning.

“They’re yelling and supporting in a way I’ve never seen.”

Right. Just like Antifa. You cock-gargling maggot. Are you a swallower or a spitter? Declare now or ever shall your decision follow. Do you pitch or do you catch? For whose team do you play?

That of course shouldn’t mean a thing to you. Those terms you bandy about are more than in vogue.

Schadenfreude.

I simply cannot wait.

BZ