Leaks at the DOJ point to Assange’s indictment

Uh oh! Somebody’s in trouble over at the Justice Department for inadvertently revealing that DOJ is planning to indict Julian Assange, the traitorous mastermind behind Wikileaks.
Assange could be a lynchpin for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or other foreign interference in our election.
As CNBC explains:

“Assange is a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia because of the role his anti-secrecy organization played in disseminating damaging information about Hillary Clinton.”

It’s not actually clear what the Justice Department is planning to charge Assange with, but so far, the U.S. hasn’t managed to extradite him (he’s currently holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London).

Is Trump planning to fire Pence?

Turnover in the Trump administration has hit unprecedented levels compared to previous presidential administrations. The President is notorious for placing high value on loyalty and has a track record of doling out swift and harsh punishment for disloyalty. (Usually in the form of a firing and a barrage on Twitter!)
Now we have to wonder: is VP Mike Pence next?
Pence was always a bit of an odd choice for Trump’s running mate. While he brings conservative credibility, rumors are that the two don’t get along on a personal level. (Remember the stories about how Pence won’t even eat a meal alone with a woman other than his wife?! His idea of family values seem pretty different than President Trump’s.)
Still, Pence seems to have done a masterful job of representing and placating Trump, cleaning up messes and staying out of the President’s crosshairs.

But it looks like even Pence isn’t above Trump’s loyalty test.

A new New York Times story suggests that behind the scenes, Trump is repeatedly asking multiple advisors about whether Pence is loyal and if he should replace him on the 2020 ticket.
While Pence is usually quite careful not to directly undermine the President, there is some daylight between the two. Pence has been more forceful in standing up to human rights abuses abroad, including in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, where he said:

“Violence against journalists across the globe is a threat to freedom of the press & human rights. The free world deserves answers.”

Pence has continually called for press freedom, even in the midst of the Trump administration fracas with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta and other attacks on the media.
And don’t forget the speculation that Pence himself could’ve been behind the anonymous op-ed from a senior White House official!
Wouldn’t that be a dramatic development, Pence getting booted from the 2020 ticket?! Or maybe he’ll even try to challenge the president for his job.

DOJ poised to indict Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Uh oh! Somebody’s in trouble over at the Justice Department for inadvertently revealing that DOJ is planning to indict Julian Assange, the traitorous mastermind behind Wikileaks.
Assange could be a lynchpin for Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or other foreign interference in our election.
As CNBC explains:

“Assange is a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia because of the role his anti-secrecy organization played in disseminating damaging information about Hillary Clinton.”

It’s not actually clear what the Justice Department is planning to charge Assange with, but so far, the U.S. hasn’t managed to extradite him (he’s currently holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London).

Saddling our grandchildren with unbearable levels of debt

We have an out-of-control deficit and neither party on Capitol Hill is doing anything to solve the crisis. In fact, they’re both making it worse!

Following upticks in federal spending and 1.5 trillion in tax cuts, the federal government posted a record deficit of $100.5 billion in October and continues on track to a deficit soaring past the $1 trillion mark.

Will someone please wake up and realize we are saddling our grandchildren with mountains of debt and start exercising some common sense and restraint?!

Disgusting: Facebook contracts firm to spread anti-Semitism

Maybe you’ve already seen the news coming out of a huge New York Times investigationof how Facebook worked internally to deal with the crisis of Russian influence on its network.

But did you catch this part of the report?

While Mr. Zuckerberg has conducted a public apology tour in the last year, Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros.

Say what you will of George Soros. We definitely will. But it’s irresponsible of Facebook to stir up neo-Nazi sentiment against Soros and others for its own purposes.
Someone sent Soros a pipe bomb not two weeks ago, which happened days after 11 people were murdered in a synagogue.

Facebook should be more mindful and frankly do better.

Flake demands vote on bill to protect Mueller investigation

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake drew a line with Mitch McConnell: No new judges.

Flake, who announced his retirement months ago, is using the threat to push McConnell on allowing a vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of the president’s connection to Russia. Flake asked for unanimous consent to pass a bill with Chris Coons, a Democrat senator from Delaware, but McConnell killed it immediately.

McConnell wants to push through dozens of judicial nominations before the new Congress takes over in January, so the threat could have real force behind it.

On the other hand, Jeff Flake is Jeff Flake.

If you’ve been living under a rock, the question at issue is whether Congress has a responsibility to protect Mueller’s investigation. The president has said multiple times there was NO COLLUSION with Russia.

But if that’s the case, why is the President so worried about the Mueller investigation and trying to shut him down. I say let him do his job and finally prove there’s nothing there. We all live in this great country — I don’t think anyone should be above the rule of law.

Jeff Bezos hates the heartland

When Amazon finally made a decision on the location for its HQ2, actually splitting its second headquarters between Arlington, VA and Long Island City, New York, the company put all of its cards on the table.

Lawmakers and Democratic governors in those two states bent over backwards to accommodate the corporate giant, promising tax giveaways and incentives, beating out over 200 other North American cities that were vying to be selected by Amazon.

Isn’t it convenient that Jeff Bezos, owner of the lamestream media mainstay Washington Post and one of biggest leftist billionaires in the tech industry, completely overlooked vibrant regions in America’s heartland?

Instead of putting HQ2 in Birmingham, Alabama or outside Atlanta, Georgia or in Dallas, Texas, Bezos opted for super-liberal coastal cities on the Eastern seaboard.

Another day, another coastal elite screwing over the heart and soul of this country.

Fox News boycotts Twitter over Tucker Carlson fracas

Tucker Carlson, Fox News journalist, was recently victimized by an angry mob of radical leftist activists.

Now, Fox News is boycotting Twitter for their inexcusable delay in taking down a tweet that provided Carlson’s home address. As we’ve written about in the past, the Silicon Valley-controlled social media platforms have a troubling tendency to either silence conservative voices or refuse to come to our aid.

It’s time for social media platforms to take more responsibility for protecting journalists and public figures, especially ones on the right who are already under attack from the leftist sites trying to silence their voices.

Avenatti has 0% support for 2020 presidential run

Michael Avenatti needs no introduction at this point. And while he’s hustling all over the U.S. going on the attack against Trump and dodging debt collectors, he’s attracted zero support for his 2020 presidential bid. We are not even being hyperbolic. 0%.

According to a a Morning Consult poll:

Left-wing attorney Michael Avenatti is the choice of zero Democrats as their 2020 presidential nominee.

Hahaha!

Trump taps megadonor’s wife for Medal of Freedom

Is this really who deserves the Medal of Freedom?
Should wives really be awarded with the Medal of Freedom?

And the Medal of Freedom goes to… Sheldon Adelson’s wife?

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is granted to those who have made “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

The other 2018 recipients are Sen. Orrin Hatch, former football player and retired Minnesota Supreme Court justice Alan Page, Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, and—the posthumous contingent—Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth, and Antonin Scalia.

What is Miriam Adelson’s main qualification? It appears to be that she is married to casino magnate and major GOP donor Sheldon Adelson.

As Politico reports:

The Adelsons in recent months have emerged as the Republican Party’s biggest financial backers, contributing more than $113 million to GOP causes during the 2018 election cycle. Among those donations, the couple gave $25 million in July to the Senate Leadership Fund, $2 million in September to ESAFund, $3 million in July and September to the Republican Governors Association, and roughly $40 million between May and September to the Congressional Leadership Fund.

The White House described Miriam Adelson as a “philanthropist” in its biography of her. We’re sure she’s a nice lady, but are we really granting Medals of Freedom to wives now?