Yesterday I wrote that Trump had goaded democrats and Pelosi into doing what he wanted, i.e. ban foreign foreign opposition research. He has repeatedly said that what happened to him should never happen to another President. But there’s more and the left still doesn’t get it and I need to spell it out even more clearly.
Trump has baited the left into making all kinds of caustic remarks and they have swallowed the lure.
Analysis of this Trump clip consumed most of the hour with O’Donnell interviewing several guests, including MSNBC contributor Jennifer Rubin, who went on an angry tirade against the President: “You have to ask a more fundamental question which is, how can anyone in their right mind and good conscience support putting this guy in office for another four years…” Another ‘fundamental question’: how does MSNBC retain viewership when it insults over half the U.S. population who voted for Trump?
Rubin continued: “He is a mess. He has betrayed his country. He will do it again. If he’s reelected can you imagine what he’s going to do, then? It’s really catastrophic.” The only one Trump has been betraying is the liberal media that he has rightfully labeled “fake news”.
Here’s what the DNC media spent its time on yesterday
Not that anyone should really care, but Andrew MCCabe, the disgraced former FBI agent who is wholly owned by the DNC and the Clinton Foundation, said Trump impeachment proceedings should begin immediately.
ABC’s cheap trick Ana Navarro called Trump’s words “treasonous.”
Even Judge Nap has been sucked in.
Asked by Fox’s Shepard Smith if Trump had any “wiggle room” when it came to listening to a foreign entity offering information on a political opponent, Napolitano said no.
“There’s no wiggle room with respect to dirt, with respect to opposition research because the Federal Election Commission has already decided in other cases that that is a thing of value,” he said, adding that it “comes from a statute which prohibits receipt of money or a thing of value from a foreign national. Whether the person is working for a foreign government or not.”
Serial unmasker Susan Rice said Trump’s not playing on the US team.
Rice said, “This is extremely serious. The stark reality, the sad truth is that we have a president in the United States whose not playing on America’s team. He is invited yet again foreign interference in our presidential elections. He said that and finally admitted, in fact, that he sees nothing wrong with collusion, which is in fact what happens when you accept information from a foreign entity. And he said he would do it again. He sees no problem with a president of the United States being beholden to a foreign power, even a foreign hostile power as inevitably one would be if you accepted information and support from a foreign government. They have their claws into you, and they can manipulate you.”
Joe Biden called taking foreign oppo research “dead wrong.”
Then FEC Chairperson Ellen Weintraub dropped the hammer (I am not sure if this was wittingly or not)
Federal Elections Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub appeared to rebuke President Trump after he said he would be willing listen to foreign governments promising information on his political opponents.
Weintraub issued a statement Thursday night attempting to clarify federal law relating to political campaigns and foreign influence.
“I would not have thought that I needed to say this,” she said in a tweet with her statement.
“Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for anyone to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election,” Weintraub said.
“Anyone who solicits or accepts foreign assistance risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation,” she continued. “Any campaign that receives an offer of a prohibited donation from a foreign source should report that offer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”
Remember all these words. They’re going to be used again and all of the above may be called as witnesses. Against Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Their hatred of Trump has made them clueless and careless and Trump was counting on that. They did not let him (or me) down.
Here is the key point:
- It is illegal for anyone to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election
Christopher Steele is a foreign national. He solicited and obtained Russian disinformation which was then paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC and spread throughout the government because obama changed the rules. The Steele dossier was very valuable to democrats in the 2016 election and then even afterward.
Donald Trump was not talking about himself. He was talking about Obama, Clinton and the DNC. He let the left make an iron clad case for charging Clinton and the DNC with felonies. Remember, Obama’s OFA paid Fusion GPS nearly a million dollars beginning in April 2016, shortly after Josef Mifsud began poisoning the well. And while we’re at it, Adam Schiff may be similarly charged. He solicited nude pictures of Donald Trump and never told the FBI about it. No word on whether he still wants them.
Felony. Treasonous. Not on America’s team. Dead wrong.
There’s a lot for Barr and Durham to unpack here but Trump has set the left up like bowling pins. All Barr and Durham need do now is knock them down.