Crisis

FBI: Fraudulent Buyers of Insurance

How the Left loves to say Obama’s presidency was scandal-less. We’ve always thought scandalous.

If the FBI’s actions surrounding the investigation of Trump before the 2016 election was as squeaky clean and by the book as made out, why did a swathe of agents take out ‘liability insurance‘ two weeks before Trump took office?

The Federalist notes from federal court filings that with respect to ‘Operation Crossfire Hurricane‘:

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents tasked by fired former Director James Comey to take down Donald Trump during and after the 2016 election were so concerned about the agency’s potentially illegal behavior that they purchased liability insurance to protect themselves less than two weeks before Trump was inaugurated president, previously hidden FBI text messages show. The explosive new communications and internal FBI notes were disclosed in federal court filings today from Sidney Powell, the attorney who heads Michael Flynn’s legal defense team.

“[W]e all went and purchased professional liability insurance,” one agent texted on Jan. 10, 2017, the same day CNN leaked details that then-President-elect Trump had been briefed by Comey about the bogus Christopher Steele dossier.

Holy crap,” an agent responded. “All the analysts too?”

“Yep,” the first agent said. “All the folks at the Agency as well.”

“[C]an I ask who are the most likely litigators?” an agent responded. “[A]s far as potentially suing y’all[?]”

“[H]aha, who knows….I think [t]he concern when we got it was that there was a big leak at DOJ and the NYT among others was going to do a piece,” the first agent said.

“I’m tellying [sic] man, if this thing ever gets FOIA’d, there are going to be some tough questions asked,” one agent wrote. “[A]nd a great deal of those will be related to Brian having a scope way outside the boundaries of logic[.]”

“We have some loose ends to tie up, and we all need to meet to discuss what to do with each case (he said shut down Razor),” one agent texted, referring to Crossfire Razor, the FBI’s internal code name for the investigation of Flynn.

“[S]o glad they’re closing Razor,” an agent responded.

“[D]oing all this election research – I think some of these guys want a [C]linton presidency,” one agent wrote on Aug. 11, shortly after the FBI opened the Crossfire Hurricane investigation against Trump.

Nothing to see here.

Sinister.

It was only a few weeks ago when we had news that many staffers working for Mueller mysteriously forgot their iPhone passwords and wiped all the data.

Florida AG refers Bloomberg to FBI after he pledges to pay fines of felons to allow them to vote

Whoops.

It seems failed Democrat presidential nominee Michael Bloomberg is in hot water after pledging to pay the fines of 32,000 felons in Florida so that they can vote in the election. By law felons who have outstanding court fines or fees cannot vote. 

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody referred Bloomberg to the FBI to request a criminal investigation. 

The AG’s letter to the FBI included this passage from the Florida Dept of State, Division of Elections:

Even other innocuous offering of an incentive simply to vote could run afoul of section 104.045 or section 104.061, or both, depending upon the circumstances involved. That is, incentives could be offered to a voter in a way that would be designed to directly or indirectly cause the voter or a larger group of voters to vote in a particular manner. In such a case, the person giving the incentive could be guilty of violating section 104.061, Florida Statutes, which makes it illegal to “directly or indirectly give or promise anything of value to another in casting his or her vote.

To the Democrats, the ends justify the means. Never mind the law. Because in their view, if they can get the orange man out of the way, then all will be forgiven.

Victorians are expected to buy this crap?

What a farce. These are the responses given by senior officials in the Victoria government when questioned over who was responsible for ordering private security guards which led to the hotel quarantine outbreak fiasco.

These are the very people who expect Victorians to put trust in their ability to execute.

Selective memories aka lies.

No doubt when Premier Dan Andrews testifies at this enquiry, he’ll have forgotten too.

Any other state premier would be forced to resign over this debacle. Watch a willing media skip over this blithering incompetence and praise Dan Andrews for bringing forward the timeline to reopen the economy from lockdown because of his stewardship which he will end reneging on.

Let’s not forget the omnibus the premier is trying to ram through parliament which will allow unqualified public servants to arrest and detain Victorian residents indefinitely on the grounds of suspicion alone. No facts. Just a hunch they think one could be up to no good.

Fisher-Price launches “My First Peaceful Protest” playset

Satire site, The Babylon Bee took a dig at Antifa/BLM protestors with this:

“EAST AURORA, NY—The toy geniuses at Fisher-Price have announced a brand new toy made just for leftist parents and their kids: the My First Peaceful Protest playset. The kid-size clubhouse will come with several varieties of spray paint so kids can tag the tiny building with their own empowering slogans. It will also be made out of cardboard, allowing the cute little tikes to burn the whole thing down if their demands are not met.

Here at Fisher-Price, we are steadfastly committed to social justice,” said toy designer Camden Flufferton. “We need to teach our kids what democracy looks like, and there’s no better example of democracy in action than violent vandalism and arson. We hope this new playset will serve as an inspiration for parents wanting to teach their kids how to threaten citizens with violence whenever their demands are not met.”

The set will also come with toy televisions, cell phones, jewelry, and clothing, allowing kids to simulate looting before they torch the entire set. The set will be available in stores for $399 because of capitalism.

Experts are questioning the wisdom of this move by Fisher-Price, mainly because people in the target market don’t typically have any kids. “We know we’ll probably only sell, like, 3 of these,” said Flufferton, “but selling them isn’t the point. We just need you to know we’re on the right side of history.”

Activist judiciary folds to the mob – Jake Gardner pays a heavy price

We shouldn’t be too surprised at the content Tucker Carlson discussed tonight over The Left’s reaction to the death of RBG and the plans to prevent constitutional process to replace her.

We have written about activist judiciaries across America. Half way through Carlson’s monologue, the tragedy of Jake Gardner – from 8m 40s -should sicken every sane individual. We urge you to watch the reasons why.

Trump has option to appoint his own interim SCOTUS judge if Senate fails to confirm.

The Constitution allows for Trump to pick his own SCOTUS judge should the Senate fail to confirm his pick.

According to The Constitution, it also gives the Chief Executive the opportunity to fill a vacancy on the Court temporarily, bypassing the Senate initially, if a nominee languishes in the Senate without final action.

According to Article II, when the Senate has gone into recess and the vacancy a president seeks to fill remains, such an appointment requires no action at all by the Senate, but the appointee can only serve until the end of the following Senate session.  The president (if still in office) can then try again during a new Senate session, by making a new nomination, and that must be reviewed by the Senate.

Imagine the fireworks if Trump makes a recess appointment.

Most reliable indicator of fear surrounding COVID-19 is not what you think

Our trip to the Aldi supermarket in the affluent suburb of Mosman in Sydney, Australia last Saturday revealed one immutable truth. That even the elderly have absolutely no concerns about social distancing when fighting over limited supplies of Lacura face creams that were on the ‘special buys’ list. We think this is probably the most accurate indicator of “fear” surrounding COVID-19 – absolutely none. We’ve seen more crowded Japanese subway carriages at peak hour.

Forget hand sanitiser, masks and respecting social distance. Just push, jostle, elbow, bustle and fight to the death to lay one’s hands on a $19 moisturizer. It felt like toilet paper rationing all over again.

Forgive the preamble.

We have analysed the latest COVID-19 deaths as a percentage of state populations across America and Australia to get a feel for the reality and check whether media hysteria is unfounded.

New York State was the worst of all, representing 3x the national average. 10 of the top 17 states with rates above the national average were Democrat controlled (blue columns).

In aggregate, c.121,000 have died under Democrat-controlled states and 78,400 under Republican-controlled states (red columns) as at Sept 21, 2020 according to CDC data.

We also note that Victoria, a state in Australia, has a death rate that still remains extremely low on a relative basis (despite being 10x the rest of the country combined) yet has some of the harshest lockdown laws.

Comparing Victoria to US states that imposed no lockdowns at all, the numbers don’t justify a draconian curfew. Utah has a population about half that of Victoria and a death toll from COVID at 50% of Victoria, despite no lockdown imposed at all. One could make a case for population density but why does NSW have 1/10th the death toll with similar demographics and a relatively open economy?

Note that all US states that had no lockdown had death tolls at least half the national average. Every single one is Republican-controlled.

In America, 99.94% of the country has no succumbed to coronavirus. In Victoria, 99.99% of the state population hasn’t died from it. In Australia 99.997% of citizens have managed to survive.

The data is self explanatory. US deaths are at 1/3rd the levels at the peak but the media can’t stray from the narrative that the risks of a new wave are around the corner. No. The virus remains contagious but not that virulent. Someone mentioned an election soon…

We shall be updating more data in coming days. Suffice to say, economies should be reopened and special attention paid to protecting more vulnerable members of society (who clearly weren’t at Aldi Mosman).

Only 110 days late, Nancy

Only 110 days late in condemning the obvious Speaker Pelosi. It wasn’t so long ago that she proclaimed “people will do what they do!” when referring to the violence and destruction.

We thought Joe Biden being 80 days late was bad enough.

If the Democrats didn’t have double standards they’d have no standards at all.

Kamala Harris sponsored fund bails out man charged with sexually assaulting 8-yo

As the media were too preoccupied praising Kamala Harris for making ‘Timberland boots cool again” – after they lambasted Melania Trump for wearing them several years ago – journalists overlooked the fact that the Minnesota Freedom Fund she openly endorsed bailed out Timothy Wayne Columbus.

He faces up to 30 years in prison for allegedly sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in 2015. He was released from a Minneapolis jail in early July on $75,000 bail, according to jail records.

In August, MFF paid $350,000 in cash to release twice-convicted rapist Christopher Boswell from jail. Boswell currently faces charges of kidnapping and sexual assault as well.

The fund bailed out Lionel Timms from jail in late July on a third-degree felony assault charge for allegedly assaulting a person on a bus. Timms was arrested again while out on bail for allegedly assaulting a bar manager, who was left with a traumatic brain injury.

MFF Interim Executive Director Greg Lewin released a statement in response to Timms’ second offence saying his arrest while out on bail was a “failure of the criminal justice system.

Deshaun Jermain Boyd was released from jail on $70,000 bail in July after being charged with 1st-degree aggravated robbery. He stomped on the head of a man with a cane and robbed him.

Do we need to go any further to show up a system where a potential president proudly paints criminals as victims?

Principle ahead of expediency over COVID-19

What a refreshing article to read. When a man was pressured by bureaucrats to pull his head in over exposing their hypocrisy, he chose to resign in order to protect his free speech as opposed to caving to expediency.

Well worth the time. Mr Sabhlok’s words confirm much of what we have thought re the lack of accountability or leadership shown by the Andrews’ government in Victoria.