Mini-mystery on what amounts to demotion for investigator on Mueller team

Cruz questions Mueller

In 2013 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned then-FBI chief Robert Mueller about the IRS investigation and other investigations. No bureaucrats were prosecuted for depriving Americans of their civil rights.
(via Sen. Ted Cruz on YouTube/snip)

Media have noted the departure of Peter Strzok from Robert Mueller’s well-staffed team investigating allegations about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The team was formed after President Donald Trump’s victory upended months of media projecting Democrats’ selectee Hillary Clinton would win.

This is a mini-mystery.

Strzok was also one of the investigators in the Hillary Clinton email scandal. He headed up the FBI’s counter-espionage section according to ABC News.  Continue reading

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No, we still don’t have the whole truth about Charlottesville

US flag

Photo of US flag from Library of Congress

In the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, all figurative guns turned on President Donald Trump when he made remarks about the violence shortly after it happened. So much is missing from reportage, it’s hard to know where to start.

For one thing, media have misled the public on Trump’s remarks.

For another, a leftist group and a newspaper catering to a leftist readership have published information that put Trump’s remarks in context. Continue reading

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While you were tweeting: N. Korea, tax hike, GOT, and more news buried

White House Highsmith

Photo of White House from Carol M. Highsmith’s America; US Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Div.

At present, public dialog is being controlled by extremist factions of different political persuasions, but real news actually broke this week.

Stories about the debt, North Korea, unemployment, and crime broke. And there was a big get for some Game of Thrones fans.

One good news story involves US debt not to be confused with our deficitContinue reading

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Ahead of 2018, Charlottesville a wakeup call for mayors

The latest clashes between extremist groups and other activists in Charlottesville should be a wakeup call for US mayors. Once campaigns for the nation’s 2018 midterms power up, protests are even more likely.

What happened in Charlottesville might have been prevented instead of resulting in the death of Heather Heyer. What went wrong?  Continue reading

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Bloomberg columnist suggests second look at Russia ‘hacking’ claims

Schultz trending

Schultz was trending on Twitter News Aug. 11. (Snip/Twitter)

A Bloomberg columnist is raising questions about ‘hacking’ claims, sourcing his information to a group named Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

The group has been right before and wrong before, but on the Russia ‘matter’ (to borrow a term from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch), they make sense.

Here’s why.  Continue reading

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Ten things: Media miss large boat when it comes to North Korea

N. Korea map

Map of N. Korea from CIA World Fact Book.

Despite hysterics on social media from select reporters at select outlets, many are missing the boat when it comes to North Korea.

Here are 10 things media and most of the public are missing. Continue reading

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Newspaper defense of Wasserman-Schultz falls flat, veers to death of Seth Rich

Imran Awan

Imran Awan is at the heart of a scandal involving the House IT sector. He was arrested July 24 and is facing federal charges. (Snip: Fox Business)

It didn’t surprise me to see the Florida newspaper Sun-Sentinel attempt to defend former DNC chair and current congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. Nothing surprises me when it come to politics.

Readers, however, deserve a complete account of Schultz’s decision to continue to keep a controversial staffer employed. The paper deserves a double thump on the head for attempting to tie questions about conspiracy theories about the death of young DNC staffer Seth Rich into the case of Imran Awan who is, the paper said, “a naturalized citizen from Pakistan.”  Continue reading

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