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  • The Money versus the Kabukis Q1, Q2 2017

    by coldwarrior ( 87 Comments › )
    Filed under Economy, Open thread at May 17th, 2017 - 5:45 am

    WASHINGTON—U.S. industrial output rose sharply in April, the latest evidence that economic growth is picking up following a lackluster start to the year.

    Industrial production—a measure of output at factories, mines and utilities—jumped 1.0% from a month earlier, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. That was the largest gain in more than three years.

    The strong showing follows a string of upbeat April indicators, including the unemployment rate falling to its lowest level since 2007, solid consumer spending gains at online sellers, restaurants and other retailers, and existing-home sales climbing at their fastest pace in a decade. The broad-based growth across key sectors of the economy suggests healthy demand from consumers and businesses, reversing some gloomier readings from earlier in the year.

    “If you filter through the noise and look at the broader trend, things are starting to get a little better,” said Richard Moody, chief economist at Regions Financial Corp.

    Tuesday’s report from the Federal Reserve showed manufacturing output, the biggest component of industrial production, posted its strongest gain since early in 2014, pushing the Fed’s manufacturing index to a new postrecession high.

    and

    The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both climbed to fresh record highs on Tuesday despite the latest controversy over reports that President Trump shared classified information with Russia’s foreign minister.
    Even though Trump’s stumbles threaten to further delay the tax cuts investors are craving, CNNMoney’s Fear & Greed Index is firmly in greed mode. Caution seems to have disappeared as evidenced by the VIX volatility index, which is at 23-year lows.
    So, what gives?
    After all, stocks soared because of hopes over President Trump’s promises of tax reform and deregulation. So, why aren’t markets freaking out now that the administration is being bogged down by controversy, such as the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
    The mystery can be explained by the fact that corporate profits — a cornerstone for stock prices — have enjoyed a renaissance this year following a prolonged “earnings recession.” (—ummmm, no. that is like saying that the sky is blue because trees are green, see my comments)
    Profits from S&P 500 companies surged by 14.9% during the first quarter, the fastest rate since 2011, according to CFRA Research. That’s a far cry from the painful decline of nearly 7% experienced at the start of 2015, back when stock prices were doing little.

    From above: (—ummmm, no. that is like saying that the sky is blue because trees are green, see my comments)—. Let’s Continue: There are corporate profit BECAUSE of confidence and optimism in the whole population of America iand they are bringing MONEY into the said market. This is then like saying that the sky is blue because blue is scattered by air molecules more than other wavelengths. It comes down to this, Trump is doing what is good for American business. And, no one outside of the i95 word whore corridor cares about the latest act in this kabuki theater production of ‘Get Trump!’. Things are starting to go well in America because the market; (everyone who buys and sells anything) are confident that there is and will be growth BECAUSE of Trump’s America first policies and the Market does not see these actions and policies ending anytime soon or even later.

    an all of this is occuring WITHOUT QE.

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    1. coldwarrior
      1 | May 17, 2017 7:48 am

      and here is why the latest kabuki will have no legs:

      Gregg Jarrett
      By Gregg Jarrett Published May 16, 2017 Fox News

      His gun was cocked, he took aim and fired. But his weapon was empty.

      Three months ago, the then-FBI Director met with President Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey did what he always does –he wrote a memorandum to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely.

      Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo magically surfaces in an inflammatory New York Times report which alleges that Mr. Trump asked Comey to end the Michael Flynn investigation.

      Those who don’t know the first thing about the law immediately began hurling words like “obstruction of justice”, “high crimes and misdemeanors” and “impeachment“. Typically, these people don’t know what they don’t know.

      Here is what we do know.

      Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.

      So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.

      Obstruction requires what’s called “specific intent” to interfere with a criminal case. If Comey concluded, however, that Trump’s language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level of specific intent. Thus, no crime.

      There is no evidence Comey ever alerted officials at the Justice Department, as he is duty-bound to do. Surely if he had, that incriminating information would have made its way to the public either by an indictment or, more likely, an investigation that could hardly be kept confidential in the intervening months.

      Comey’s memo is being treated as a “smoking gun” only because the media and Democrats, likely prompted by Comey himself, are now peddling it that way.

      Comey will soon testify before Congress about this and other matters. His memo will likely be produced pursuant to a subpoena. The words and the context will matter.

      But by writing a memo, Comey has put himself in a box. If he now accuses the President of obstruction, he places himself in legal jeopardy for failing to promptly and properly report it. If he says it was merely an uncomfortable conversation, he clears the president of wrongdoing and sullies his own image as a guy who attempted to smear the man who fired him.

      Either way, James Comey comes out a loser. No matter. The media will hail him a hero.

      After all, he gave them a good story that was better than the truth.

      Gregg Jarrett is a Fox News Anchor and former defense attorney.


    2. RIX
      2 | May 17, 2017 8:04 am

      Good morning from Onalaska WI. Ya eh, up Nort eh.
      Let me see if I have this. Comey keeps mental notes of meetings, and then
      writes down his thoughts. He thenwrites a memo from his notes, some guy
      gets his hands on it and makes a deep throat phone call to the NYT?
      If the memo exists , when was it written? Or was this Comey recently recounting
      his version of events, you know after Trump water boarded him in fired him.
      And,”I hope” is nowhere near “do it”
      Also, Comey declined testifying in closed session . Convenient, in an open session
      he can hide behind “national security” when he does not want to answer. Comey is a snake,
      never take one in.


    3. coldwarrior
      3 | May 17, 2017 8:08 am

      https://www.newsmax.com/Finance/StreetTalk/Jamie-Dimon-JPMorgan-banks-Donald-Trump/2017/05/16/id/790453/

      just closed out a citibank card and moved the balance to a chase card. buycott.


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | May 17, 2017 8:11 am

      @ RIX:

      this isnt going to go anywhere.

      meanwhile, trump keeps rolling, from another blog:

      So…. A “news” person says a lie about PDJT, another “news” person repeats it saying “sources say”, a few others declare “this latest “news” is hurting Trump”………. libs are happy, are worried, PDJT moves forward and gets things done.
      Is that about where we are ?

      sums it up perfectly.


    5. coldwarrior
      6 | May 17, 2017 8:14 am

      RIX wrote:

      Comey declined testifying in closed session . Convenient, in an open session
      he can hide behind “national security” when he does not want to answer. Comey is a snake,
      never take one in.

      🙄

      kabuki theater.


    6. coldwarrior
      8 | May 17, 2017 8:19 am

      it is true that trump could use some better communications peeps.

      gingrich and huckabee.

      🙂


    7. RIX
      9 | May 17, 2017 8:25 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      This is an old Soviet style smear campaign . Loads of disinformation, and unfounded allegations being reported as fact. They’re now calling for impeachment based on exactly what?
      They same people had no curiosity about Fast and Furious , or Benghazi.
      People actually died because of Obama & Hillary.


    8. RIX
      10 | May 17, 2017 8:27 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      Comey declined testifying in closed session . Convenient, in an open session
      he can hide behind “national security” when he does not want to answer. Comey is a snake,
      never take one in.

      kabuki theater.

      It is, but it hurts the nation. The Trump haters work overtime to subvert him, and the world notices it and sees opportunities.


    9. eaglesoars
      11 | May 17, 2017 9:00 am

      Troll Level: Supreme Galactic Overloard

      Putin will gladly provide transcript of meeting

      Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Reuters reported that Putin quipped that Lavrov had not passed what he said were the non-existent secrets onto him either. Putin said Russia was ready to hand a transcript of Trump’s meeting with Lavrov over to U.S. lawmakers if that would help reassure them.

      “If the US administration deems it possible, we are ready to provide the Senate and Congress with the transcript of the conversation between Lavrov and Trump,” Putin said at a press conference, following a meeting with the Italian prime minister on Wednesday.


    10. eaglesoars
      12 | May 17, 2017 9:03 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      Obstruction requires what’s called “specific intent” to interfere with a criminal case. If Comey concluded, however, that Trump’s language was vague, ambiguous or elliptical, then he has no duty under the law to report it because it does not rise to the level of specific intent. Thus, no crime.

      and we all know that Comey gives so much weight to ‘intent’, whether it’s in the statute or not


    11. 13 | May 17, 2017 9:53 am

      @ eaglesoars:

      And frankly, “I hope you can…” is in no way shape or form “I want the investigation ended” or “So stop investigating them.”


    12. eaglesoars
      14 | May 17, 2017 9:58 am

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      I’m crushed for time so can’t watch, but there’s a ‘GOP Leadership’ (didn’t know there was such a thing) press conference coming up. We’ll probably lose count of the number of times these cucks throw Trump under the bus. Gotta go, later.


    13. RIX
      15 | May 17, 2017 9:59 am

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:

      And frankly, “I hope you can…” is in no way shape or form “I want the investigation ended” or “So stop investigating them.”

      No one can find intent. If Trump was trying to get cute with the language he would have used an intermediary.
      I believe that hope still means hope, which of course is not “do it.”


    14. RIX
      16 | May 17, 2017 10:17 am

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/boom-seth-rich-family-detective-drops-bombshell-hannity-video/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      I do not want to sound like a lib nut bag, like the loons now screeching about Trump.
      But this Seth Rich thing really needs to be looked at. The darnedest things happen to
      people that displease the Clintons. Just sayin.


    15. lobo91
      17 | May 17, 2017 10:22 am

      CNN Obsessed: 92 Percent Of Trump Coverage Negative, 96 Critics To 7 Supporters…

      There’s an understanding in the news business that any story — pro or con — about President Trump grabs eyeballs, but CNN has taken it to a new level.

      A new Media Research Center survey of a full day of CNN coverage found that 92 percent of the news time was spent on Trump stories.

      And the angle: CNN featured 96 critics and just seven supporters.

      MRC analysts reviewed a day of coverage on Friday, starting with the 4 a.m. Early Start and continuing through the 11 p.m. CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, a total of 20 hours of material.

      “After excluding commercials, teases and promos, our analysts found 13 hours, 27 minutes of actual news coverage, an average of just over 40 minutes per hour. Of that, a whopping 92 percent (12 hours, 19 minutes) was devoted to the Trump presidency, with a mere 68 minutes — a little more than three minutes per hour — devoted to all of the other news of the day,” said the report.


    16. lobo91
      18 | May 17, 2017 10:29 am

      Liberals Are An Inferno Of Flaming Crazy And We Should Pour Gasoline On The Fire

      Pity the Democrats, to the extent you can without bursting into hysterical laughter at their agony. America has thoroughly rejected them in every branch of the federal government plus out in the states, and on top of that they were utterly humiliated by the guy they all claimed was a complete moron. Which begs the question – what does that make the sanctimonious harpy he crushed in the Electoral College?

      They still haven’t realized what’s going on. Their ego-driven drive to dominate normal people and shape us into New Socialist Nongendered Beings has blinded them to the bitter reality.

      We think they, along with their minions in the media, in Hollywood, and on campus, suck.

      They are baffled at our refusal to acknowledge their moral, intellectual, and political superiority. It doesn’t just compute.

      Yeah, well compute this, geebos.

      You look nuts. I mean wacko, zonked out, “Hey, that goldfish is firing a mind control laser at my brain and making me break dance” nuts.

      But don’t stop. No, pump it up. You’re at “11,” and I say take it to “12.”

      This is great!

      All this insanity is going to help us normals retain power, from your gyno-hat marches to the fake hate crimes to your insistence that the Russians are responsible for everything from Hillary losing the election to the rarely-discussed but well-known liberal epidemic of ED.


    17. 19 | May 17, 2017 10:38 am

      @ RIX:

      Notice how the Comey memo reveal gave the evening news “cover” from having to report the allegations regarding the death of Seth Rich. There wasn’t a story even CLOSE to this magnitude.

      So Chaffetz has subpoenaed the memo. Subpoena ALL of them. And now Comey is refusing to testify in a “closed” session. Because in an open session, he can clam up and claim “classified” for his answer. Can’t do it in closed session.

      This whole business smells like week-old fish.


    18. 20 | May 17, 2017 11:00 am

      @ RIX:

      Also, let’s see that phrase “in context”. While on a jury, after the trial was over, the defense lawyer asked me before I left the courtroom why we convicted his client (you know, other than his asshat behavior in court and overwhelming evidence of his guilt). I told him that he read two lines of transcript page but neglected to either put the page into evidence or read what came before or after. The quote in context could have meant something entirely different.

      “There are 28 lines on a transcript page. You read 2 of them. There was no context. Or what the answer was in response to.”

      “Yes, but that’s specialized knowledge about transcript pages that YOU had working in the legal profession.”

      “Yes it is. But you’re the one who was using the evidence, and YOU’RE the one who kept me on this jury.”


    19. lobo91
      21 | May 17, 2017 11:01 am

      First Republican raises impeachment for Trump

      Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said reports that President Trump pressed ousted FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation would merit impeachment if true, becoming the first Republican lawmaker to broach the idea.

      The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing a memo written by Comey.

      Asked by The Hill if the details in the memo would merit impeachment if they’re true, Amash replied: “Yes.”

      “But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,” Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting.

      Asked by another reporter whether he trusted Comey’s word or Trump’s, Amash said: “I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.”


    20. 22 | May 17, 2017 11:10 am

      Meanwhile, Jerry Brown says the taxpayers of California, who are objecting to the gasoline tax raise of 12 cents and the hike in car registration fees are “freeloaders.”

      http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/05/17/jerry-brown-california-taxpayers-freeloaders/

      Okay, California GOP – this is going to be your ONE big chance to kick these asshats out next year. By then you have some issues to run on that people can understand.

      I guess Jerry forgot that the “poor” and the “illegals” also buy gasoline and register cars.


    21. lobo91
      23 | May 17, 2017 11:21 am

      New York Times’ ‘Conservative’ Columnist Calls for Trump to be Ousted

      Ross Douthat, one of the New York Times‘ “conservative” columnists, has published an op-ed calling for the Cabinet to remove President Donald Trump from office under the 25th Amendment on the grounds of mental incapacity.

      The title of the column is “The 25th Amendment Solution to Remove Trump.” Douthat acknowledges that Trump has not committed any “high crimes and misdemeanors” that might lead to impeachment. But he has another plan.

      Building on an earlier Times column by fellow in-house “conservative” David Brooks, Douthat calls Trump a “child” unfit for the office: “A child cannot be president. I love my children; they cannot have the nuclear codes.”

      Douthat’s proposal is not new. It has been a staple among the so-called “Resistance” since the early days of the Trump presidency. Democrats, unable to accept their loss in November, have been casting about for a way to depose the president. Section 4 of the Constitution’s 25th Amendment, they believe, provides an answer:

      Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

      There is one problem: proving that the president is “unable” to carry out his duties. Douthat attempts to fill the void with conjecture: “I do not believe that our president sufficiently understands the nature of the office that he holds,” he says. He cites the slew of recent controversies, such as the firing of James Comey and its aftermath, and claims that Trump’s senior appointees “regard their mission as equivalent to being stewards for a syphilitic emperor.”


    22. 25 | May 17, 2017 1:33 pm

      @ lobo91:

      It is astonishing how far the Democrats, the Liberals and the Media have been emboldened to go to destroy a Presidency when they don’t agree with the results of an election.

      You peasants should have voted for Hillary.
      We will make an example of you.


    23. eaglesoars
      26 | May 17, 2017 1:48 pm

      Did I just hear what I think I just heard? I’m working, so mentally I’m popping in and out to what’s going on around me. But I THINK I heard Rush just say that earlier this week judge Napolitano said Scalia told him he thought the Obama admin was surveiling him(Scalia)


    24. 27 | May 17, 2017 1:48 pm

      Dear Dumbocrats:

      Be careful what you wish for. REPUBLICANS have demanded ALL of Comey’s memos, including those related to meetings during the Obama administration and of the investigation into Hillary’s Email server.

      Wonder if that “leaker” at the Bureau is crapping in his pants right about now.

      http://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2017/05/17/popcorn-republicans-finally-demand-comeys-memos-on-obama-and-the-clinton-email-investigation/


    25. eaglesoars
      28 | May 17, 2017 2:08 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      and they’ll show up in the same delivery with all the Benghazi stuff they’re still waiting for

      The problem Congress has is they have no muscle to back them up. Lois Lerner and Koskinen are not in jail and never will be. They can demand anything they want, it is ultimately meaningless.


    26. 29 | May 17, 2017 2:12 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Lois Lerner should be in jail.
      Hillary Clinton should be in jail.
      Eric Holder should be in jail.
      Loretta Lynch should be in jail.
      James Comey should be in jail.

      But TRUMP’s the problem?


    27. eaglesoars
      30 | May 17, 2017 2:20 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      But TRUMP’s the problem?

      Yes. Because he wants to put all those people in jail.

      In case you missed what Gowdy said the other day:

      “Jim Comey had access to additional information that I am convinced left him with no other choice but to make the decision he made in July,” Gowdy said.

      McCallum asked if he was implying that Comey was pressured into clearing Clinton of all wrongdoing.

      “No…he wanted to safeguard the integrity of the investigation, the integrity of the process, and I probably ought to just leave it right there,” Gowdy replied.

      “Trust me when I tell you this, Martha — I know what it was and I have been a critic of James Comey in the past. But he made the only decision he could have made with respect to appropriating that decision away from the Department of Justice and making the decision himself.”

      “I only take away from that that you are suggesting that there were more entanglements between the Clintons and perhaps the Justice Department than everyone understands,” McCallum guessed.

      “You’re very perceptive,” Gowdy confirmed.

      Comey covered for Lynch/Clinton and Gowdy is saying he had no choice? Oh, ok. This is the same Gowdy who spents months on Benghazi and when all was said and done he said “Here, you can read this really nice report”.


    28. 31 | May 17, 2017 2:30 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      Wonder if that “leaker” at the Bureau is crapping in his pants right about now.

      Nope, the Marxist Deep State officials are far to arrogant and stupid to understand what just happened.


    29. 32 | May 17, 2017 2:44 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Told you Gowdy was a worthless GOP Establishment Elite Uniparty hack.


    30. eaglesoars
      33 | May 17, 2017 2:45 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      silly me, thinking the investigation would go to a body that had the powers to do something about anything


    31. 34 | May 17, 2017 3:09 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      This is interesting. Federal law requires anyone who believes an individual is trying to obstruct and influence an investigation to report it AT ONCE (and for the life of me I cannot find the specific part of the US Code). Failure to do so is a violation of the statute in and of itself. So, if Comey BELIEVED Trump was trying to influence or impede his investigation back in February, then he had a duty to report it to Sally Yates, acting head of Justice (who we KNOW would not have handled it with discretion). He didn’t.

      I think when it all comes down to it, Comey is going to be in some serious hot water. People say “he’s a lawyer and he’s just making sure his ass is covered.”

      To which I always love to remind them that half the Watergate defendants hauled before the Committee were lawyers. Now they’re EX-lawyers.


    32. eaglesoars
      35 | May 17, 2017 3:12 pm

      And I suspect we here are not far behind

      Robert Spencer was literally poisoned after a speech in Iceland.

      Ritalin mixed w/MDMA

      And that was AFTER their media went after him with every prog talking point they could vomit up.

      busy, later.


    33. eaglesoars
      36 | May 17, 2017 3:14 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      (and for the life of me I cannot find the specific part of the US Code).

      yeah, I saw it yesterday, it’s part of the U.S. Code 18 something that keeps popping up.

      INTENT. It’s all about INTENT. Comey is obligated to report it only if he believes there is INTENT to obstruct.

      Just ask him.


    34. 37 | May 17, 2017 3:18 pm

      Oh, lest we forget. “Chelsea” Manning is a free freakazoid today, having served only seven years of a 35-year-sentence and tax-payer funded gender reassignment surgery. The same left that is horrified at Trump’s talking with the Russian minister about laptop bombs is just ecstatic and all SQUEE over Chelsea eating pizza.

      I have only only thing to say, “Chelsea” — I recommend find yourself a nice blue city – and STAY there. In RED America, you’re still a traitor.

      http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/17/traitor-and-genetic-male-bradley-manning-freed-from-prison/


    35. 38 | May 17, 2017 3:19 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I keep thinking Hatch Act, but that’s only working for candidates or influencing elections, if I recall correctly.


    36. 39 | May 17, 2017 3:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Chubbmeister over at the Swamp will probably say he DESERVED it for smearing Islam, just like he said Pam Geller was responsible for Garland TX two years ago and didn’t give a crap that the woman had a Fatwa on her.


    37. 40 | May 17, 2017 3:40 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      BTW – I just followed you on Twitter…..I think…..


    38. eaglesoars
      41 | May 17, 2017 4:06 pm

      Sheriff Dave gets the call.

      The Trump administration tapped Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke to serve as the acting assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for partnership and engagement.


    39. 43 | May 17, 2017 5:08 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Yup, saw that and followed back.


    40. 44 | May 17, 2017 5:09 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:
      @ eaglesoars:

      18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361


    41. 45 | May 17, 2017 5:16 pm

      In case anyone is interested in the pertinent language (thank you, DG!)

      18 USC 4:

      Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

      28 USC 1361

      The district courts shall have original jurisdiction of any action in the nature of mandamus to compel an officer or employee of the United States or any agency thereof to perform a duty owed to the plaintiff.

      Yeah, Comey, you got some ‘splainin’ to do.
      After all, everyone is screeching “igorance of the law is no excuse” at Trump today.


    42. coldwarrior
      46 | May 17, 2017 6:04 pm

      had some don julio 1942 at dinner today…

      oh my!


    43. coldwarrior
      47 | May 17, 2017 6:09 pm

      brought home some casa noble anejo for later….


    44. 48 | May 17, 2017 6:49 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      had some don julio 1942 at dinner today…

      oh my!

      How decadent of you.


    45. lobo91
      49 | May 17, 2017 7:02 pm

      DOJ will hand Russia investigation over to special counsel

      The Dept. of Justice confirmed it will appoint Robert Mueller, a former FBI director and James Comey’s immediate predecessor, to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.


    46. 50 | May 17, 2017 7:06 pm

      If ever there was a rumor that I pray turns out to be true, this has got to be it.

      May 13, 2017

      US Federal Prison Ordered By Trump To Prepare For 23 “High Security Political Defendants”

      By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

      An intriguing Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the unprecedented “grouping/converging” of US Marshals Service-Eastern District of Pennsylvania (USMS-EDP) agents in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. this past week was due to President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) “informing/notifying” the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to prepare for at least 23 “high security political defendants” being placed in the Federal Detention Center (FDC) located in Philadelphia—one of whom the SVR believes will be Hillary Clinton. [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]


    47. 51 | May 17, 2017 7:07 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I see the words “Special Counsel.”
      I am not sure if that’s analogous to “Special Prosecutor”


    48. coldwarrior
      52 | May 17, 2017 7:08 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      coldwarrior wrote:

      had some don julio 1942 at dinner today…

      oh my!

      How decadent of you.

      our mexican bartender friend sends his regards!

      he is now papa…4 month old sweetie at home.


    49. eaglesoars
      53 | May 17, 2017 7:22 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      If ever there was a rumor that I pray turns out to be true, this has got to be it.

      um, how many people are in Gitmo?

      legal question: can Comey now refuse to testify to Congress now that there’s a special counsel?


    50. lobo91
      54 | May 17, 2017 7:33 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      I see the words “Special Counsel.”
      I am not sure if that’s analogous to “Special Prosecutor”

      It is


    51. lobo91
      55 | May 17, 2017 7:35 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      legal question: can Comey now refuse to testify to Congress now that there’s a special counsel?

      He could anyway. If he’s testifying under oath, anything he says can be used against him, regardless of the venue.


    52. 56 | May 17, 2017 7:40 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      If ever there was a rumor that I pray turns out to be true, this has got to be it.

      um, how many people are in Gitmo?

      legal question: can Comey now refuse to testify to Congress now that there’s a special counsel?

      Refuse, no, constantly plead the 5th, yes.


    53. eaglesoars
      57 | May 17, 2017 7:41 pm

      @ lobo91:

      yeah, but taking the fifth gives a whole different color to whatever it is he would have to say. I’m just thinking Comey could say something like “well, instead of muddying the waters, I’ll just stay in the Special Counsel box”. No self-incremination implied.


    54. eaglesoars
      58 | May 17, 2017 7:46 pm

      People are having heart failure over at Zip’s. I think this is a good thing. Everybody gets to shut up now and knock it off with the ‘end of democracy’ bullshit. And the treasonous media gets to go get leaks from Mueller’s people and get in real trouble.

      As for Mueller – straight shooter, blah blah. Heard the same thing about Comey.


    55. 59 | May 17, 2017 7:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Well, there are still active investigations being done by both the House and Senate I believe. I thought the Special Counsel was only there to oversee the FBI’s investigation now that Comey has departed.


    56. eaglesoars
      60 | May 17, 2017 7:57 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      Congress investigations haven’t been called off but Mueller has first dibs on everything. They get leftovers. There won’t be any.


    57. 61 | May 17, 2017 8:06 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      Well, well, they got the special counsel they wanted.
      Hmmm….can’t they also “expand” his investigation once ensconced? To maybe look into COMEY mishandling of investigations?


    58. lobo91
      62 | May 17, 2017 8:18 pm

      House Democrat Introduces Trump Special Counsel Act

      Sheila Jackson lee to the rescue…


    59. 63 | May 17, 2017 8:21 pm

      @ lobo91:

      Must have gotten tired of Maxie-pad getting all the attention.


    60. RIX
      64 | May 17, 2017 8:25 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ RIX:

      Notice how the Comey memo reveal gave the evening news “cover” from having to report the allegations regarding the death of Seth Rich. There wasn’t a story even CLOSE to this magnitude.

      So Chaffetz has subpoenaed the memo. Subpoena ALL of them. And now Comey is refusing to testify in a “closed” session. Because in an open session, he can clam up and claim “classified” for his answer. Can’t do it in closed session.

      This whole business smells like week-old fish.

      In. my opinion, and this may sound like tin foil hat time, but this is an attempt at Coup d’ Etat.
      They want to overturn an election and the intellectual heroine isMaxine Waters?


    61. RIX
      65 | May 17, 2017 8:39 pm

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05/governor-moonbeamjerry-brown-calls-california-taxpayers-freeloaders/
      @ Gateway Pundit
      Jerry Brown calls California taxpayers objecting to new taxes “free Loaders”
      And the fault is Donald Trump! you knew that. right?


    62. coldwarrior
      66 | May 17, 2017 8:42 pm

      RIX wrote:

      In. my opinion, and this may sound like tin foil hat time, but this is an attempt at Coup d’ Etat.

      trillions of dollars are at stake


    63. Aussie Infidel
      67 | May 17, 2017 8:46 pm

      Haven’t heard of this lady before, but she seems pretty much on the money with what she is saying.

      http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/james-comey-and-the-stinking-fish-factor?f=must_reads


    64. coldwarrior
      68 | May 17, 2017 8:56 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      i ordered this to make for my wife.

      it had better be good.

      😆


    65. RIX
      69 | May 17, 2017 9:05 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      In. my opinion, and this may sound like tin foil hat time, but this is an attempt at Coup d’ Etat.

      trillions of dollars are at stake

      As usual follow the cash.


    66. eaglesoars
      70 | May 17, 2017 9:16 pm

      did anybody watch Tucker? He had some woman on, Dem operative, who kept saying Trump lied. Tucker never challenged that statement. Am I missing something? What lie?

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      can’t they also “expand” his investigation once ensconced? To maybe look into COMEY mishandling of investigations?

      legal carte blanche.


    67. eaglesoars
      71 | May 17, 2017 9:19 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      but she seems pretty much on the money with what she is saying.

      she missed the part where Comey’s brother, Peter, works for the firm that does the Clinton Foundations taxes/financials


    68. Aussie Infidel
      73 | May 17, 2017 11:04 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      But the denizens of I-95 – ville otherwise known as the SWAMP. are all either having it off with each other, cheating on one another, up to their necks in corrupt shenanigans, or planning to be engaged in these types of things in the near future.

      Everyone who inhabits the SWAMP is worried about being spotlighted for things that everyone in the SWAMP is guilty of. The SWAMP exists because it’s valuable to be corrupt in a place where because everyone else is as guilty as sin, then NOBODY gets outed and sent to jail.

      The system is in balance.

      Corrupt, corrupting and evil but in balance. Nobody squeals because everyone is equally culpable.

      🙂


    69. AZfederalist
      74 | May 17, 2017 11:12 pm

      @ doriangrey:

      That’s pretty cool. “The electron microscope in my shop …”


    70. AZfederalist
      75 | May 17, 2017 11:12 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Corrupt, corrupting and evil but in balance. Nobody squeals because everyone is equally culpable.

      Well, that’s a cheery thought.


    71. eaglesoars
    72. eaglesoars
      77 | May 17, 2017 11:20 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Nobody squeals because everyone is equally culpable.

      or they’re Seth Rich


    73. eaglesoars
    74. eaglesoars
      79 | May 17, 2017 11:47 pm

      Former Bush AG On Comey’s 2007 Brush With Scandal: ‘Jim’s Loyalty Was More To Chuck Schumer’

      ‘Patechinois’ posted this at Zip’s w/a hat tip to buzz

      This isn’t the first time James Comey placed himself at the center of a partisan attempt to oust a top Republican. He did the same thing in 2007.

      In fact, the current episode is not the first time Comey and his associates plotted to oust a sitting Republican official through highly orchestrated political theater and carefully crafted narratives in which Comey is the courageous hero bravely fighting to preserve the rule of law. To understand how Comey came to be FBI director in the first place, and how he operates in the political arena, it is important to review the last scandal in which Comey had a front-row seat: the 2007 U.S. attorney firings and the fight over the 2004 reauthorization of Stellar Wind, a mass National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance program designed to mitigate terrorist threats in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

      And he tried to take out Gonzales in the process.


    75. eaglesoars
      80 | May 17, 2017 11:51 pm

      I’m out, nite


    76. Aussie Infidel
      81 | May 18, 2017 12:24 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      Nobody squeals because everyone is equally culpable.

      or they’re Seth Rich

      Former SWAMY dwellers all know that they can’t outrun a bullet.

      That’s why most SWAMP dwellers stay up to their necks in fetid water

      🙂


    77. Aussie Infidel
      82 | May 18, 2017 12:57 am

      The SWAMP is indeed broad and deep.

      http://thefederalist.com/2017/05/17/former-attorney-general-on-comeys-integrity-jims-loyalty-was-more-to-chuck-schumer/

      The political ‘elites’ are a threat to the welfare of the people.


    78. coldwarrior
      83 | May 18, 2017 1:58 am

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      tar


    79. coldwarrior
      84 | May 18, 2017 2:47 am

      a whistle at calo..


    80. coldwarrior
      85 | May 18, 2017 2:55 am

      night yinz


    81. coldwarrior
      86 | May 18, 2017 3:33 am

      tru then

      tru now


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