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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club number 173 it’s the Trump Love edition of the podcast with your ever so charming hosts, Todd Feinburg radio guy and Mike Stopa nanophysicist!

Today our topics are (1) What gives with Mueller already? What gives with the media blowing up every last gasp of hope that they will finally find the smoking gun to *bring him down*??? Enough already. And (2) IF (IF, IF, IF, IF) kim gives up his nukes, will Sweden allow him into the country to collect his Nobel Peace Prize and, more importantly, what drug will be strong enough for the GOP foreign policy elite #NeverTrumpers?

The Swamp Strikes Back

 

Disgraced FBI chief James Comey’s tortured explanation of his bizarre official conduct before and after the 2016 election aptly reflects the murky atmosphere in The Swamp, where Comey has long resided.

In his televised interview by Clinton Democrat George Stephanopoulos Sunday night to promote his new book, Comey, the Beltway Nostradamus, sanctimoniously declared President Trump to be “morally unfit” for the office he holds.

Technology Advances, Justice Retreats

 

The speed at which information is available is difficult to comprehend. Like magic, an e-mail, text, or breaking news appears on our devices in a second or two.

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore noted in 1965 that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits doubled each year. “Moore’s Law” has since been broadened beyond semiconductors to encompass accelerating breakthroughs in digital electronics, memory capacity, sensors, A.I., and other technological fields.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are cautiously optimistic that Republicans may soon pass a tax cut and while the proposal is not perfect, it moves in the right direction on a number of fronts.  They also react to Disney becoming an even more mammoth presence in entertainment with the news it is paying over $52 billion to buy most assets of Fox.  And they discuss the latest hit to the credibility of the Russia investigation, as a recently fired Mueller deputy referred to pursuing an “insurance policy” just in case Trump won the election.

Mueller Russia Probe – Part 1 Dismisses Top FBI Agent

 

First, a refresher timeline:

  • 4/9/2016: Strzok interview Clinton employee Cheryl Mills
  • 7/2/2016: Strzok and DOJ attorney David Laufman interview Clinton herself
  • 7/5/2016: James Comey issues public statement closing the Clinton e-mail investigation.
  • 1/24/2017: Gen. Michael Flynn, National Security Advisor, interviewed by the FBI.
  • 3/2/2017: Atty General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the Russia probe.
  • 5/8/2017: FBI summons Donald Trump, Jr. and Eric Trump to FBI’s New York headquarters for a meeting with cybersecurity & CIA representatives to inform them of supposed attempted overseas cyberattack on the Trump Organization.
  • 5/9/2017: James Comey fired from FBI Director position, citing Rosenstein memo re: Comey’s handling of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, etc.
  • 5/16/2017: James Comey, through a private citizen/friend, leaked memo of notes he’d taken as FBI Director to the New York Times, alleging Trump in an Oval Office meeting in Feb. 2017 asked Comey to end FBI investigation into dismissed NSA advisor Gen Michael Flynn. “I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey.
  • 5/17/2017: Deputy AG Rosenstein names Mueller Special Counsel for Russia investigation

UPDATE 1: 

The European Cut – A Real Conspiracy

 

I have uncovered evidence of a vast left-wing conspiracy designed to emasculate conservative men: The European Cut Men’s Suit.

I know everyone’s talking about the Paul Manafort indictment filed Monday morning. WaPo and NYT and every other mainstream media outlet hyperventilated about it in pieces prepared over the weekend after Robert “Ferris” Mueller or his minions leaked on Friday to CNN. I read the breathless MSM pieces, then I read the actual 31-page indictment.

WSJ: James Comey and Robert Mueller Imperil the Rule of Law

 

There is an excellent analysis in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal illustrating in a chillingly frightening way how the enormously conflicted Comey and Mueller are endangering the American Rule of Law. The author compares it to the insane chase after Scooter Libby in the Valerie Plame case, when the actual blameworthy person had been identified months before the investigation was even opened.

Likewise, there is a frantic search by Mueller and his pack of Obama-Clinton sycophants to find something, anything, on President Trump, considering every business dealing he ever had or any friend of his ever had, or anything any member of his family ever did. Not to mention Comey’s probably-criminal usurpation of the proper role of the Lynch “Justice” Department in declaring, with no legal authority to do so, Madame Secretary’s “innocence” in the e-mail scandal. The author shows a clear pattern of favoring Democrat targets over Republicans.

Gestapo in America? “It Couldn’t Happen Here!”

 

But it did.

I really do need help here as, for the life of me, I simply cannot see the difference between the early morning raid of Mueller’s enforcers in which the picked the lock (let that sink in for a moment) at Paul Manafort’s home, then stood over the “suspect” and his wife holding guns on them (am I overstating the similarity of scenes straight out of the late ’30s?) in bed, as more fuily described in an excellent piece by Andrew C. McCarthy in the National Review this morning:

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I think that it’s time to acknowledge that the Russia (it wasn’t really a hack but maybe there was influence on election which isn’t actually illegal unless there was corruption which no one has found but we are still looking) investigation needs to return to normal operation instead of the special counsel. I like the […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America welcome West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s decision to flip to the Republican Party, giving the GOP control of the governor’s office in 35 states.  They also wade through the implications of Special Counsel Robert Mueller creating a grand jury for his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.  And they unload on former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz for her shameful efforts to protect herself and her former IT staffer from a criminal investigation by alleging anti-Muslim bias by the FBI.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for June 13, 2017 – it’s the Those Damned Old People edition of the show. We set out clearly and distinctly, at the top of the show, to delineate clearly our topics. and then we just talk about James Comey and the failing battle against the deep state.

We do, after all, talk about TrumpCare. Question number one in that context is: does the folderol of the Russian collusion theater actually make a difference on the progress — or lack thereof — of Trump’s legislative agenda? Seems like Paul Ryan thinks that even if the White House burns down the folks on Capitol Hill, they will continue moving forward (though no doubt at their glacial pace). To wit, it looks like, all of a sudden, certain liberal outlets (e.g., Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo) are getting frantic that Obamacare is actually about to be repealed and replaced. I have no idea if this is the good repeal and replace, the dreaded Obamacare-lite repeal and replace, or something in between. But I am not particular. Any repeal and replace will make me happy — just a question of degree.

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Prometheus Americus Watching Trump, a political neophyte, exhorting the forgotten with stolen memories from a golden age, unschooled in the Machiavellian DC art of dissembling, tweeting all night while the failing world sleeps, taking on all comers foreign and domestic with no hesitation, an angry reptile now caged by the God of establishment, tail swirling […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to the news that the Justice Department named a special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign and the choice of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead it.  They discuss reports that Michael Flynn told the Trump transition team that he was under federal investigation before becoming national security adviser but was hired anyway.  They tear apart the idea from New York Times columnist Ross Douthat that Mike Pence and the Trump cabinet need to invoke the 25th amendment and begin removing Trump from office.  And they note the passing and mixed legacy of media and politics titan Roger Ailes.

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A Glaring Conflict Mueller – a long legacy as an FBI man. Friendly and popular with everyone in the Bureau and DOJ. Colleague, friend, cheerleader, and mentor to his protege, James Comey. Is now in charge of investigating matters that directly involve decisions and conceivably illegal behavior by DOJ, FBI, and James Comey – institutions […]

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