Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream had me back on Thursday April 11, 2019. I was joined by Buck Sexton to discuss the delay in getting the Mueller Report and the alleged “spying” of the Trump campaign.
Buck was sure worked up and doesn’t like getting called out for his fake outrage, it really sets him off and he loses control. Watch!
Just before my KGO 810 radio show started Friday morning, President Trump released THE MEMO, aka The Nunes Memo.
I had a few minutes to read the memo (take a look HERE for the full document) and provide my thoughts as I went on air at 10:05am Pacific Time, Friday, February 2, 2018.
Take a listen as I ripped this as a partisan hack, that has logical errors and is silly to publish without rebuttal or underlying facts.
And here is the transcript (done by a piece of software and not error corrected) from my show on my initial read of The Nunes Memo:
“Oh yeah the memo it’s out and I couldn’t possibly disagree more with things I’ve already heard people say let me just let me start by that same if it is out this is the House intelligence committee this is their interpretation of foreign intelligence surveillance act abuses at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of investigation
First off not one of my law school professors would look at this and say yeah this is a really well thought out argument no I’m not kidding you not one of them so to a I guess to a layperson you can read this and if you are a Republican you’re gonna lose your mind dear God the Deomcrats hate the President and there was a bad person Christopher Steele and somebody a nap. I insisted that war who hated present job this is all partisan attack I’m present up even though I’m sorry excuse me the FBI’s announcement for the election that they were reopening the mill investigation Hillary Clinton that very well change the outcome of the election saw this all day was because I hate Pres.
Ok me to start with if you’re voting that’s I responding if art releases if you’re a partisan Republican that’s I respond if your partisan Democrat you look it is a good this whole thing is bunk and there’s nothing here so that that let me to start by saying that actually that was my second say my starting statement was no law school professor my would say look at this and would’ve said doubt yet is a great argument is not this is not a legal document. Clearly was not written by attorneys and if it was it was written by attorneys who no longer abide by any rules of filing a motion in court this is not a court document this is something written to President Trump and the American people by the Republicans on the US House intelligence committee exclusive this I’m I maintain my argument.
This is a partisan document written by Republicans approved by Republicans to claim that the FBI is out to get Pres. Trump because it’s populated by Democrats this if this was an initial filing of a motion in a court well whatever name you judge it that way but here’s what happens when you file a motion court the other side files an answer did you know that?
So what happened is the House intelligence committee hasn’t released the Democrats answer the Democrats wrote an answer to this that’s what the whole is what I argued on FOX Business the other day with Trish Regan. which was written if you releases then you have to release the other side’s counterargument and if you can present this to the public now or you have evidence that you have to present to support your case.
None of that is there this is literally filing the motion when you file a motion in court it exclusively argues your side and it argues it in kind of the most extreme way you can make all the possible arguments even if there barely legally recognizable and there’s almost no evidence to support it. You throw it all in there in the initial motion that’s what this document is suit I mean I I have to do my job which is to pick this apart and where the logic fails the logic fails deeply in certain key parts of this.
First off I want to point out paragraph and what’s with marked as five so they have bullet points and numbered lists that they go through here our findings indicate that as describe below material relevant information was omitted number five gets the last is the very last paragraph of the memo the Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellows from campaign advisor George Papadopoulos there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Paige Papadopoulos Papadopoulos information trigger the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation late July 2016 so what that openly states and is absolutely ignored by the Republicans on the committee is Papadopoulos was already under investigation before the FISA application against page would that not by the fact of large FBI is already investigating Papadopoulos for a Russia connection.
Let me say that again the FBI was already investigating George Papadopoulos Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos when the FISA applications were first filed against page what if that’s the case the entire argument fails because the argument is this is a partisan move exclusively done all of this intelligence was done based on a false dossier from Christopher Steele in Fusion GPS. Well the whole argument fails on that point alone because they already are investigating George Papadopoulos from campaign advisor therefore the basis for investigating Carter Page is irrelevant because we’re already investigating Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos for a Russia connection it was already going on.
So you know this this Debbie this is absolutely incredible to me this is incredible to me furthermore let’s talk about steel because there’s another factual weird inconsistency in this document only backup in number one. The dossier compiled by Christopher steel steel dossier on behalf of the Democratic national committee and Hillary Clinton campaign against forgetting who started the dossier was actually the Washington Free Beacon a conservative publication they’re the ones who started it the DNC picked it up and ran with it after Trump looked like he was going to win the primaries. That’s when the freebie can stop paying for this and Hillary Clinton camping form an essential part of the Carter page 5’s application still was a longtime FBI source hang on a second let’s stop there because everybody wants to attack Christopher Steele.
Who is Christopher Steele? Christopher Steele was an MI-6 Russia expert Rimmer MI six is the British spy agency Britain is our closest ally MI six is a very tight intelligence agency he was their Russia expert he was their Russia expert and where was he based? Moscow. The FBI had relied on numerous documents that Christopher Steele had produced previously. Ex-Cambridge union president XMI six Moscow field agent X hit head of MI sixes Russia desk X advisor to British special forces on capture or kill ops in Afghanistan.
So we;re not just talking about some pathetic hack who hates Trump and just says I hate Trump there for me to make a ring up this guy deeply connected in Russia. As a spy who was doing this. Now whether I don’t I can’t confirm whether or not this dossier is full of garbage or not because I don’t have the dossier and neither do you.
So, if I continue on so they just immediately taken then they say Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign by the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS. So, was he paid by the DNC and the Clinton campaign was he paid by Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS and the DNC and clean Kevin so this is a factual obfuscation. How did the money get distributed?
That is actually very important as did the DNC pay fusion GPS through Perkins Coie for information if so they can pay steel they paid fusion GPS today know that steel was connected to this. Yes or no? These are facts that matter this thing is unbelievable to me this is why that we have to have the Democrats memo and present front by declassify and assess whether the top-secret thing that blacked out the stamp declassified to the present has the authority to do that absolutely present from his right to do this so that any menus as well Trojan from Kant is of course you can do this.
Absolutely this is within the purview of the President of The United States of America to declassify this and releases the public he has that right where is the Democrats memo and where is the evidence to support anything that is alleged here are my goodness unbelievable by the way ever get lambing and parenting know enough about the memo William Moore will get more on memo and a little bit but I want to get it really serious parenting topic because what do you prioritize?
Big Brother is real and it is happening now in apparent contradiction to the spirit of the fourth amendment. They are searching everything. And the judicial branch thinks it’s legal while Congress continues to pass laws allowing this, which the presidents continue to sign.
And Marissa Mayer, how does she still have defenders? Yahoo continued to nosedive under her “leadership,” the emails were hacked on her watch, and she allegedly allowed the NSA to spy on everyone with nary an attempt to protect the users who trusted her company.
I had a great time with an appearance on The Rick Amato Show Friday, May 8, 2015. We discussed the UK Elections, more people renting wealth gap widens, NSA surveillance violates the Patriot Act, journalists prevented from UN PEN event, people giving up US citizenship, off-duty officer bites man’s groin. Let me know your comments below!
KBYR AM 700, Anchorage, Alaska invited me on the Glen Biegel show again this morning. He and I have been discussing a variety of technology topics and today we covered the latest news from Apple, competition in the marketplace, and the low-down on the NSA and spying. Click the link below to listen to the 11 minute interview.
The Patriot Act has allowed our government to spy on us in ways that are utterly unprecedented.
SOPA forces private businesses like Internet service providers (ISP) to become extensions of law enforcement agencies. The music and movies industries lobbied the government for this act in light of dwindling revenues due to pirating. The problem is that this bypasses due process and allows the shutdown of websites based upon discretion of industry instead of law enforcement.
CISPA takes the Patriot Act combined with SOPA in a whole new direction by forcing private business to share information about individuals like internet usage or web sites visited. Without due process, CISPA then allows any and all government agencies to have access to that information.
What these laws mean is that the government is deciding they no longer need to follow procedures and rights laid out in the Constitution.
You may be saying to yourself that this doesn’t affect you — you don’t break the law, and the end justifies the means if it results in stopping crooks and terrorists.
The Constitution had these procedures and rights built in by our Founding Fathers to protect us from the abuses of government they escaped in Europe. Government interference begins small and incrementally becomes repressive and oppressive.
Tyrannical use of government powers litter human history. Hundreds of millions of people throughout history have died at the hands of government actions. Just in the 20th century alone roughly 100 million people lost their lives due to government oppression, genocide, opposition purges, attempts at control, and more.
There are examples of tyranny all across the world today in China, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, and more. Oh wait, it isn’t just autocratic regimes either, Google is sharing information that our beloved western democracies are behaving like police states as well.
Every single time you use a Google product like their search engine or gmail, they track you, and you gave them permission. I’ve written about their potentially onerous privacy policies before. Consider that the next time you sit down in front of your computer or open the flap on your iPad.
With all this data gathered about you, governments are deeply interested, and Google is now sharing some of what governments request. Google has what they call the Transparency Report to let all of us know what governments are doing to suppress information of a political nature and shutdown sites, videos, links and more. Google released their fifth and latestupdate just the other day.
From the latest update announcement regarding the United States: The number of content removal requests we received increased by 103% compared to the previous reporting period.
Not only is our government attempting to pass unnecessary legislation that impedes on First and Fourth Amendment rights, they are attempting to expand government powers into areas that should greatly alarm us all. With passing of these laws we have further crept from a free republic into a police state.
Be aware when using modern communications. The government and its minions really are watching you. Let your Representative and Senators know how you feel. Tell them to vote against CISPA, SOPA, and any Patriot Act extensions that violate our Constitutional rights. Think about this topic in the elections this fall.