The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate | Ray McGovern and William Binney | consortiumnews.com

The Gaping Holes of Russia-gate

Between Russia-gate and President Trump’s potential impeachment, Washington is blending the thrill of McCarthyism and the excitement of Watergate, as ex-U.S. intelligence officials Ray McGovern and William Binney explain.

By Ray McGovern and William Binney

Official Washington got to relive the excitement of Watergate in a “gotcha” moment after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. There were fond recollections of how righteous the major newspapers felt when condemning President Nixon over his “Saturday Night Massacre” firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox.

Former FBI Director James Comey

But the overriding question from “this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia” — as President Trump calls it — is whether there is any there there. The President labeled it a “made-up story” and, by all appearances from what is known at this time, he is mostly correct.

A few days before Comey’s firing, the FBI Director reportedly had asked for still more resources to hunt the Russian bear for supposedly “interfering” with last year’s election to hurt Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump. And so the firing allowed the Watergate-recalling news outlets to trot out the old trope that “the cover-up is worse than the crime.”

But can that argument bear close scrutiny, or is it the “phony narrative” that Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas claims it to be? Cornyn quipped that, if impeding the investigation was Trump’s aim, “This strikes me as a lousy way to do it. All it does is heighten the attention given to the issue.”

Truth is, President Trump had ample reason to be fed up with Comey, in part for his lack of enthusiasm toward investigating actual, provable crimes related to “Russia-gate” — like the flood of sensitive national security leaks, such as the highly sensitive intercepted communications used to precipitate the demise of Trump aide Michael Flynn.

full article: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/05/20/the-gaping-holes-of-russia-gate/

Are They Really Out to Get Trump?; Sometimes paranoia is justified | Philip Giraldi | Global Research

LM: Whether you like or agree with Trump or not, he has been duly elected by the people of these United States. So far and this has been for quite some time now, the people of these United States have heard nothing but allegations from unnamed sources from most of the former mainstream media.

After all this time, nothing has been substantiated. Where is the evidence of wrongdoing?

If this can be done to Trump, it can be done to any elect of the people.

How long can this continue before the people of these United States see this for what it really is and choose to rectify it?

Are They Really Out to Get Trump?

Sometimes paranoia is justified

Todd Rundgren: Don’t come to my concerts unless you voted for Hillary. ;-)

LM: Everyone’s entitled to his or her own opinion. Todd’s tunes were always a little too Pop for my tastes. But it seems he’s collaborating with some A-list players on his new album. Maybe it’ll be good. I’ll pass. There are so many other better players without the baggage.

full article: http://variety.com/2017/music/news/todd-rundgren-collaborations-album-trent-reznor-trump-interview-1202425953/

Todd says he concerned about racism. Where’s he been for the last eight years? I wonder if killing brown people in the Medieval East [sic] qualifies …

As for his choice of candidates; you must make up your own mind.  Here she is now….

As for Todd’s music. Here’s one of the heady, thought provoking songs from his past…

Why are they backing the Clown? | FBI Director Comey was board member of HSBC – Clinton Foundation & Drug Cartel ‘bank of choice’ | 21st Century Wire

LM: Why would the former mainstream media, now known as the marxstream media, as well as many Pols, defend a man like this? hmmm

21st Century Wire says

Much has been made recently about the FBI and the Department of Justice letting off favored presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for admittedly mishandling classified information and using her own private email servers to do state business during her time as US Secretary of State. FBI Director James Comey was manning the key choke-point in the decision to not hold Clinton accountable for what so many before her have received convictions for. What many are not aware of is the political and organizational links between Hillary Clinton and James Comey behind the curtain of international high finance

An argument can be made that FBI Director James Comey has multiple conflicts of interest when it comes to interfacing with the great and the good, and the Clintons in particular. Based on the evidence available to hand – one could easily flag-up Comey’s relationships and past and present involvement with questionable banks, and the Clintons – as a type of conflict of interest (albeit indirect), if not an accessory to  institutional corruption, where Comey’s role as a top-level ‘fixer’ is self evident – fixing outcomes for those members of an elite international club of high finance and organized crime. Could this be the case? Let’s investigate…

full article: http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/13/fbi-director-comey-board-member-of-clinton-foundation-connected-bank-hsbc/

But she hasn’t got a bone through her nose… | Let’s make Liars afraid again! Part III | redux

LM: On one hand, we non-Native Americans might find Senator Warren’s lying entertaining.

But what if you are Native American? Maybe not so much…

Senator Warren used her self described Native American ancestry to gain admission to Harvard University. How is she any different to the people she constantly critiques?

Is Elizabeth Warren Native American or What?  | The Atlantic

by Garance Franke-Ruta

one of these people is not a Native American

Elizabeth Warren is not a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Elizabeth Warren is not enrolled in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

And Elizabeth Warren is not one of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee.

Nor could she become one, even if she wanted to.

Despite a nearly three week flap over her claim of “being Native American,” the progressive consumer advocate has been unable to point to evidence of Native heritage except for a unsubstantiated thirdhand report that she might be 1/32 Cherokee. Even if it could be proven, it wouldn’t qualify her to be a member of a tribe: Contrary to assertions in outlets from The New York Times to Mother Jones that having 1/32 Cherokee ancestry is “sufficient for tribal citizenship,” “Indian enough” for “the Cherokee Nation,” and “not a deal-breaker,” Warren would not be eligible to become a member of any of the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes based on the evidence so far surfaced by independent genealogists about her ancestry.

full article: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/is-elizabeth-warren-native-american-or-what/257415/

Let Them Eat Macron! | THe EMPeRoR OF HORSe $HiT Obama Officially Endorses Emmanuel Macron

THe EMPeRoR OF HORSe $HiT

More of William’s work: http://www.zerohedge.com/blogs/williambanzai7

full article: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-04/barack-obama-officially-endorses-emmanuel-macron