Good Monday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- President Trump has lunch with the Vice President
- The president participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria
- President Trump participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 2423, the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act
- The president participates in a signing ceremony for H.R. 724, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act
Navy Sec is fired
SecDef Mark Esper fired the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer over his handling of the case of a Navy Seal who posed for a picture with a dead terrorist. Really? This is what our military justice system is doing, going after our soldiers for things like posing for a picture with a terrorist?
“Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement Sunday.
The military brass sure seems hell-bent on going after our soldiers for some stupid things, especially Gallagher. The president needs to shut this down. If we have soldiers raping and killing women and children or burning down villages of civilians by all means, go after them. Taking a picture with a dead terrorist? LOLGF.
Controversy continued to swirl around whether or not the Navy would strip Gallagher of his Trident pin, ousting him from the prestigious SEALs after he was demoted from chief petty officer to a 1st class petty officer following his conviction in July. President Trump this month restored Gallagher’s rank and ordered that the Navy halt its internal review of Gallagher’s actions from 2017 that resulted in a high-profile war crimes case, for which he was found not guilty of the murder of an Islamic State fighter in Iraq.
Apparently, Spencer made a secret deal that would let Gallagher keep his Trident and rank by fixing “the results of the board usually comprised of the defendant’s peers.” Trump wasn’t interested in this deal and said “No, we’re done.” Why did the NavySec keep pushing after the Commander-in-Chief already handled it? Who does this guy think he is? In any case, Esper was not told of Spencer’s deal and so he gave Spencer the axe. Can we please stop prosecuting our troops for this crap?
Trump has nominated Adm. Ken Braithwaite for the new Secretary of the Navy.
“War crimes” Navy secretary Richard Spencer forced out after Donald Trump’s objection over handling of Navy SEAL war crimes case
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Out After Beef With Trump Over Eddie Gallagher
Media kick in to overdrive to resuscitate failed ImpeachmentTV performance
After ImpeachmentTV flopped, the media pounced into action on Friday and over the weekend to spew HOT VOMIT PROPAGANDA all over the news cycle. I try not to watch the news on the weekend or look at/engage on social media but it was hard to avoid their efforts because the damage control was so obvious.
After CNN reported some hearsay that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) met with former Ukrainian prosecutor Victor Shokin in Vienna last year, the Democrats want to open an ethics investigation. “Quite likely, without question,” House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash) said when asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid whether Nunes (R-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee’s top Republican could be investigated. Good grief they keep trying to get Nunes sidelined from their impeachment process, very strange. They must feel threatend by Nunes which makes no sense because I repeatedly am told by these clowns that they have an iron clad case to impeach Trump. You can read Nunes response to these allegations and his intention to sue the garbage tabloids that reported the hearsay at Breitbart.
“These demonstrably false and scandalous stories published by the Daily Beast and CNN are the perfect example of defamation and reckless disregard for the truth,” Nunes told Breitbart News late Friday night. “Some political operative offered these fake stories to at least five different media outlets before finding someone irresponsible enough to publish them. I look forward to prosecuting these cases, including the media outlets, as well as the sources of their fake stories, to the fullest extent of the law. I intend to hold the Daily Beast and CNN accountable for their actions. They will find themselves in court soon after Thanksgiving.”
The source of the allegations is Lev Parnas a former Giuliani associate who has been indicted on campaign finance violations. CNBC reported that Parnas, via his attorney, will say, among other things, “that aides to the ranking member planned to meet with two Ukrainian prosecutors in an effort to obtain evidence to aid Trump’s reelection bid, but abandoned the efforts once they realized that Schiff’s staff would be alerted to the trip.”
The Hill wants you to know that “Parnas’s planned testimony, if accurate, would implicate Nunes’s staff in the president and Giuliani’s efforts to push Ukrainian officials to open politically charged investigations into Biden, a top contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination.”
Moving along, The WaPo tabloid heard from some punk anonymous source that:
A confidential White House review of President Trump’s decision to place a hold on military aid to Ukraine has turned up hundreds of documents that reveal extensive efforts to generate an after-the-fact justification for the decision and a debate over whether the delay was legal, according to three people familiar with the records.
I guess it’s not so confidential.
One person briefed on the records examination said White House lawyers are expressing concern that the review has turned up some unflattering exchanges and facts that could at a minimum embarrass the president. It’s unclear whether the Mulvaney discussions or other records pose any legal problems for Trump in the impeachment inquiry, but some fear they could pose political problems if revealed publicly.
This means these emails will become public. 100%. Anything that could “pose political problems” for Trump will become public. It’s just a matter of time since there are no consequences for these resistance bureaucrats leaking information. The question is: is anyone paying attention to this anymore? It’s basically Thanksgiving now, people are planning their holiday getting ready for cooking, shopping and football so only the hardest core partisans are following the corporate media closely. We’ll see if any of these stories impact the support for impeachment.
LULZ Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson Says He Would ‘Like To Know More’ About The Steele Dossier
Legal experts say U.S. court ruling on White House counsel could encourage witnesses to talk in impeachment probe
Rudy Giuliani says his safe is stuffed with ‘files’ on the Bidens
Devin Nunes doubles down on promise to take CNN and Daily Beast to court: ‘It should be fun’
Adam Schiff claims case against Trump is ‘ironclad’ but won’t say if he’ll be impeached
Looks suspicious. Adam Schiff doesn’t plan to testify in a Senate trial
‘I Was Teaching a Lot of Misconceptions.’ The Way American Kids Are Learning About the ‘First Thanksgiving’ Is Changing
In Hong Kong elections, big defeat for elites pressures Beijing to rethink approach
Pro-democracy candidates surge, pro-Beijing candidates suffer amid record turnout in Hong Kong elections
Michael Bloomberg officially enters 2020 Democratic presidential primary race
So business as usual. Bloomberg News will not investigate Michael Bloomberg or Democratic rivals
Bloomberg Spends More Ad Money Than Any Candidate Ever In Preparation For 2020 Bid
Lindsey Graham blocked Armenia genocide bill at request of White House
Baltimore Museum of Art will only buy women’s art in 2020
More than 1,000 patients may have been exposed to HIV and other viruses after error in sanitizing procedure
Texas teacher faces backlash for telling student to ‘speak English’
This lady had an affair with a staffer. Katie Hill says right-wing attacks were ‘dehumanizing’: ‘You’re not seen as a person anymore’
42 charged after protests disrupt Harvard-Yale football game
Andrew Yang Refuses To Appear On MSNBC Until The Network Apologizes To Him
More Than 50 Coal Companies Have Been Wiped Out Since Trump’s 2016 Victory
DHS Deputy Says ‘About 60,000’ Migrants Have Been Sent Back Under Remain In Mexico Program
Most Brits think Prince Andrew should talk to FBI about Epstein: poll
Miracle boy tossed off Mall of America balcony is now ‘walking perfectly’
Tennessee students stage walkout in support of teacher placed on leave over N-word assignment
LVMH reportedly nearing a deal to acquire iconic New York jeweler Tiffany & Co.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from the hospital and doing well, according to spokeswoman
Border agents seize 154 pounds of bologna at Texas crossing
As internet restored, online Iran protest videos show chaos
Not a Single Team Has Called Colin Kaepernick Since Workout
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!