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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.

Serial hypocrite who wants to #DefundThePolice calls 911

Serial hypocrite Alyssa Milano is at it again.

The high priestess of woke has been a huge advocate of defunding the police. When a young neighborhood kid was shooting squirrels with an air gun she called 911 claiming an armed gunman was loose on her property.

Despite her anti-cop rhetoric, those selfless law enforcement officers sent at least seven Ventura County Sheriffs’ vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team to the scene.

Isn’t virtue signaling wonderful? Heap scorn on the very service she demands immediately defend her.

Imagine if the police let her literally sweat bullets by delaying their response to her call and ignoring her status as a Hollywood celebrity. Maybe then she would shift her woke Twitter feed from DEFUNDING to DEFENDING or even REFUNDING the police.

We list Alyssa Milano’s litany of hypocrisy here. She is a gift that keeps giving.

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.

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.

The Left attacks the peacenik

You have to hand it to the modern left. Before he was elected, Hillary Clinton said we needed to worry about his access to the nuclear codes. The media ran wild with the narrative. Unhinged psychiatrists wrote a book on the danger. We wrote about their lack of professionalism and breach of the Hippocratic oath.

Yet 4 years later Trump has brokered significant peace deals and is in danger of being the first president in four decades not to start a war. Even Obama attacked Libya.

Now the left is criticizing Trump’s nomination for a Nobel peace prize by a conservative Norwegian politician. He is far more deserving than Obama who basically was awarded one for basically nothing of note.

Why can’t we just accept that Trump has done some remarkable things on the foreign policy front. Israel/UAE (Bahrain to follow), crossing the DMZ in North Korea instead of looking from behind a bulletproof glass partition. Serbia is about to move its embassy to Jerusalem following Trump who finally did what multiple presidents put off.

A sensible nominee and most certainly a deserved winner and one which would restore the award’s status after giving it to Obama for basically being elected.

One doesn’t have to like Trump for his vulgarity and caustic tongue but he has gotten results.

Statistical skidmarks at Sturgis

Thousands of bikers rode through the streets for the opening day of the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle rally Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Sturgis, S.D. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)

There are lies, more lies and then there are statistics. When the COVID-19 autopsy is finally published we will know that had credible biopsies been conducted, such ineptitude would never have led to the disastrous outcomes and misinformation we have faced today. The media have been willing accomplices, taking a morbid fascination with daily reporting to help arrest falling ad revenues and relevance.

It is worth pondering the slew of dud predictions made to date by so many activist medical academic bodies across the globe. These forecasts have been the very opinions by which so many poor policies have been forged by local, state and national governments. Even worse, these healthcare hacks have faced absolutely no accountability for those wildly inaccurate advisories.

Australian senior medical experts told the government the country risked 5,000,000 infections and a best case scenario of 50,000 deaths. The actual figures are 26,465 and 781 respectively. Consequences? Zero.

It is hard not to think of the actions of these whackademics as akin to the climate science cult which has portended doom for the longest time. How timely that the Dr Tedros, of the completely discredited World Health Organization, said, “In particular, the Covid-19 pandemic has given new impetus to the need to accelerate efforts to respond to climate change.” To think if we had eradicated fossil fuels that the pandemic wouldn’t have been worse than a spot of hay fever?

Speaking of fossil fuels, it is a perfect segue into the carbon criminals who attended Sturgis, South Dakota (SD) last month.

A recent report published by the Institute of Labor Economics (ILE) – which to the best of our knowledge is not in the healthcare sector – suggests that the 10-day Sturgis motorcycle rally during August 2020 was a super-spreader event leading to 260,000 infections, or 19% of the nation’s total during that period.

Medical experts warned that SD would have 10,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals because the state refused to lock down but it never exceeded 100 at the peak. SD has some of the lowest rates in absolute and relative terms. Governor Kristi Noem made a point to allow residents to exercise common sense and keep operating. What a surprise it is now the best performing state in the US. No wonder the media hates its narrative busting success.

The mainstream media wasted no time to heap scorn on 480,000 irresponsible two-wheeled outlaws who have now apparently burdened the taxpayer with another $12.2bn in unnecessary health costs. Even if that number was accurate, we shudder to think of the $ trillions in economic damages caused by largely Democrat-controlled states and cities which have forced their minions into lockdown. Never mind that the political elites – who exert control over them – have brazenly violated many of the rules they issue dire warnings over. We wrote about that here.

Then these doomsayers wonder why events like Sturgis happen? Could it be that people are growing tired of the hypocrisy and see right through the “rules for thee, but not for me” double standards.

Naturally journalists went into overdrive saying that SD had the highest spike in the rate of coronavirus cases in the nation after Sturgis. That was partly true. Note that is the “growth rate”, not the “absolute” number.

What many statisticians fail to account for is the law of incredibly low numbers to begin with in SD.

Note the relatively unchanged trajectory of deaths from COVID-19 (below), which the CDC admits is directly responsible for only 6% of the total. 94% are caused by co-morbidities.

Neighbouring Iowa and North Dakota were also pointed to as states which were affected by these renegades. Death rates have not moved much, if at all.

The divergent trends of coronavirus cases and deaths is an increasingly global phenomenon. Lockdown or no lockdown, better approaches to hygiene and more precautions taken by age groups more susceptible to the virus are no doubt a factor.

Yet governments are still ignoring hard evidence and blindly following inept medical advice in order to hold onto these new found powers so they can preach how virtuous they are to save a handful of lives but destroy 1,000s upon 1,000s of livelihoods. It is shameless and we hope voters punish them at the ballot box.

In closing, these two charts on SD more accurately reflect the media and medical activists. Infections marking the level of amplified hysteria and death rates depicting the lack of trust we should place in these institutions.

San Francisco’s eye watering Public Sector Salaries

Forbes has compiled an interesting update on the public sector in San Francisco. The city is currently running a $1.5bn deficit. 44,526 public sector employees cost the city over $5bn pa. 18,759 of these employees take home $150,000 or more.

Of note, San Francisco is ranked 67 out of 75 large cities in America for its fiscal position with a “D” rating according to Data-Z

Looking through the books, some truck drivers took home over $262,000; city painters made over $270,000; firefighters earned $316,000+; and plumbing supervisors took home $348,291 in 2019. One deputy sheriff hit a total pay day of $574,595 in 2019 – including $315,896 in overtime. Such pay also includes pension and health care.

SF Mayor London Breed earns $452,000.

Police Chief William Scott earned $434,613. Four assistant chiefs (police and management) received between $346,528 and $445,539. Then, there were 195 employees with pay and perks exceeding $300,000 each. Sheriff Paul Miyamoto made $357,570.

Fire Dept Chief Jeanine Nicholson earns $442,722. Her predecessor retired on $311,560 annually.

Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru took home $380,120.

Homeless Services & Supportive Housing Director Jeff Kosinsky earned $238,182 last year despite a rise in homeless numbers.

Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu made $302,145.

Unfunded liabilities for pension and healthcare stands at $8.1bn or $9,000 per resident. The city’s financial report was released 268 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered untimely according to the 180 day standard.

One can understand the frustration of the population in lockdown when those public officials supposed to look after them are collecting monster pay checks.

“Rules for thee, but not for me!” Democrat hypocrisy in 2020

Dan Bongino compiles a solid list of Democrat leaders neck deep double standards. They believe the public is there to serve them, not the other way around.

Nasty Nancy Antoinette ad pointing out utter hypocrisy

Rules for thee, not for me. Video here.

As the presidential campaign gathers mud, the double standards argument is a cracker.

Kim Jong un would blush

It seems that gaslighting knows no bounds. Some Victorians want to pay homage to Victorian Premier Dan Andrews with virtual claps despite his utter failure in handling lockdown. The virtual claps forum reads:

Send Dan Andrews, Brett Sutton & team, and healthcare workers virtual claps for their continued hard work in getting the daily case numbers down. Thank you all! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. Please only use emojis/gif/image when you post comments here: https://www.facebook.com/2220925904795063/posts/2784157431805238/

Please remember to share this event with friends.

Updates (including current growth factor) will be provided on a regular basis. Let’s keep doing the right thing to bring down the growth factor.

Kim Jong Un would blush at such a show from his loyal peasants.

Never mind Dan Andrews and team presided over the most incompetent handling of the pandemic by any state government by far.

Where the facts reveal the Andrews’ team are the last people that should be in charge of anything. 26% of the nation’s population and over 88% of the total death toll from coronavirus.

Where Victoria Police arrested and handcuffed a pregnant women who could face jail time of up to 15 years for incitement.

Where BLM protests took place with next to no enforcement of the lockdown laws. The three organizers were given fines but nothing more. Double standards.

Where private security guards – put in charge of quarantine hotels – slept with the people they were ordered to professionally look after. The same guards that were given a quick course in diversity instead of training in dealing with coronavirus.

Perhaps these brainwashed Victorians who want to make empty gestures on social media may think differently when they discover that the Andrews’ government will deliver what socialism always does – shared misery.