Tag: Russia Collusion

27 Boxes


Have you heard that 27 boxes of “documents” were accidentally shipped to Mar-a-Lago that were supposed to remain at the National Archives? This is the first time I’ve heard about this — how about you, average Joe and Jane American citizen? Whoopsie-daisy! A boo-boo? A big boo-boo?  Trump shipped back 15 of the boxes but what about those last 12, and what was in the boxes he shipped back that is now concerning? This is confusing. We are hearing about classified this and declassified that, so what’s going on?

If there’s one thing I like, it’s old school. I like real books, real rock-and-roll, popsicles in summer, funny comedies that made me laugh before going to bed, and chalkboards. Remember chalkboards? I used to have to stay behind in grade school to clean the chalkboards with a big wet sponge. “Don’t forget to clean the chalk tray, and make sure there’s fresh chalk for tomorrow’s lesson.”

Well, Glenn Beck pulls out the same chalkboard and offers a lesson. He simplifies a curious but relevant timeline between the — whoopsie-daisy! — accidental shipment of documents from the National Archives, the events that took place after, and the raid on his home, Mar-a-Lago, while Trump was out of town. His former wife had sadly passed away and his family was in New York.

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Having completed reading the 53 transcripts recently released House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (which you can find here) as well as carefully reviewing many other relevant documents such as the IG and Mueller reports, I am sure you are not surprised to hear there is no evidence showing collusion or conspiracy between the Trump […]

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53 Transcripts: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose


On July 25, 2017 Jared Kushner testified at the House Intelligence Committee and his testimony is one of the recently released transcripts. Kushner was completely cooperative with the committee and stated several times his willingness to stay until all of the committee’s questions were answered. Finally, Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) told him:

“I appreciate your willingness to stay until my friends run out of questions. But I also have to let you know. That’s never going to happen. The longer you stay in here, the narrative will be how important and significant a witness you were, hence the fact that they kept you in here all day long”.

53 Transcripts: Flynn Flam


Catherine Herridge of CBS News has the full unredacted version of Susan Rice’s famous “by the book” memo, written to herself, on January 20, 2017, regarding the January 5, 2017, meeting involving President Obama, VP Biden, herself, Sally Yates, Comey, Clapper, and Brennan. The previously redacted paragraph reads:

Director Comey affirmed that he is proceeding “by the book” as it relates to law enforcement. From a national security perspective, Comey said he does have some concerns that incoming NSA Flynn is speaking frequently with Russian ambassador Kisylak. Comey said that could be an issue as it relates to sharing sensitive information. President Obama asked if Comey was saying the NSC should not pass sensitive information related to Russia to Flynn. Comey replied “potentially”. He added that he has no indication thus far that Flynn has passed classified information to Kisylak but he noted “the level of communication was unusual”.

53 Transcripts: How The Story Is Invented


I’ve now waded through 34 of the 53 transcripts. Still no evidence of collusion or conspiracy. For my prior post go here.

We’ve often talked at Ricochet about how the media and progressive echo chamber works and its power in the public imagination. Reading the transcripts provides yet another example. The interview of Evelyn Farkas (June 26, 2017) has already made news, at least in non-progressive circles (it appears to have been blacked out elsewhere). Ms. Farkas is a Democrat, a long-time national security policy person and a staff member of Senate Armed Service Committee and Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia during the Obama Administration, and is now running for Congress in New York. Like so many Obama refugees she became a commentator, in her case, on MSNBC. In March 2017, she made headlines by urging all her former colleagues to get out all the information they had, even if classified, on Russian election interference and implied she had evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign.