House Republicans Boycott Intel Hearing

by Daveda Gruber:

On Wednesday Republicans decided to finally not stand for Democrat biased agendas and they have boycotted a public hearing.

In a powerful move of rebellion Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee accused Chairman Adam Schiff of ignoring Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse.

A Justice Department inspector general report disclosed substantial misconduct of FISA applications brought about the boycotting by the GOP of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Strategic Technologies and Advance Research or STAR, as it is referred to, to refuse to attend the hearing.

Republicans did not attend and called it a “publicity” event.

It appears that Representatives Devin Nunes, R-Calif., ranking member of the committee and Chris Stewart, R-Utah, the ranking member of the subcommittee joined their Republican colleagues in collectively standing up to Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for not holding hearings on the FISA abuse.

Republicans claim that under Schiff’s chairmanship the House Intelligence Committee has strayed far from its mandate of overseeing the Intelligence Community.

They are saying that there have been months where there has been inadequate oversight and that numerous critical issues pertinent to the Committee’s jurisdiction were ignored.

DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz issued his FISA report on December 9th which identified seventeen serious shortcomings related to the conduct of the surveillance of former Trump campaign foreign policy aide Carter Page.

Republicans have argued that the committee is exclusively in the position to consider the serious legal and policy questions that arose from Horowitz’s report.

There is a letter, written by Nunes and Stewart stating their demands and was signed by Republican Representatives Michael Conaway, Michael Turner, Brad Wenstrup, Rick Crawford, Elise Stefanik, Will Hurd, and John Ratcliffe.

Until the committee gives priority to the important issues in the Horowitz report, Republican Members feel that they cannot support distractions from core responsibilities.

Horowitz had confirmed in his report that the FBI’s FISA applications to monitor Page heavily relied on the unverified Trump dossier and news reports rooted in dossier author Christopher Steele’s unverified research.

Still, under Schiff’s chairmanship these issues and errors have not been investigated although Schiff had acknowledged the misconduct at the time and stressed that bureau leadership was moving to implement the IG’s recommendations.

It has become evident that Democratic lawmakers are more interested in staying on their own agenda of investigating President Trump and his associates rather than dealing with more prevalent issues.

Laws have been broken by people in high positions in the FBI and DOJ and Democrats with Schiff at the helm are simply ignoring it.

I can always be reached on Twitter to discuss political views.

@DavedaGruber

California Bill to Ban Stays at Trump Hotels

by Daveda Gruber:

California lawmakers, in the eyes of many, do not appear to be doing very well on lawmaking. A new bill that is being proposed will not disappoint those who think that the laws being created are not very good ones.

Democratic state Assemblyman Evan Low introduced a bill that would prohibit state agencies from spending taxpayer’s money at any hotel that is owned by President Trump or his family.

Low has given a statement which declares that employees of any state agency, the legislature, the judicial council and the University of California and California State University systems could not spend money at any Trump owned hotel while traveling for work.

Low’s statement said, “Public officials, at any level, should not profit off the constituents that they were elected to serve and represent. No branch of government is above the Constitution, and this legislation will ensure that California taxpayers are not further exploited by Donald Trump’s violations of the emoluments clause.”

The bill refers to President Trump as the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and does not mention the president by name but Trump happens to be the only president in American history who owns hotels.

The bill reads, “This bill would prohibit a state agency, as defined, from paying, reimbursing an employee, providing a per diem allowance, or contracting for the cost of lodging, procuring a good or service, or any other expense at a lodging establishment where the owner, as specified, is the President of the United States.”

State employees are allotted $90 per night for hotel stays and quite honestly, Trump hotels and resorts exceed that amount. Of course, if lawmakers wish to spend more of their own money, they could stay at a Trump hotel.

Only one state worker, since 2016, has booked a stay at a Trump hotel.

Other states, other than California, have lawmakers who have stayed in Trump resorts. Forty-seven state officials that include twenty Republican governors made sixty-four visits to Trump owned properties since Trump took office. At least ninety members of Congress visited Trump properties one hundred and eighty-eight times since January of 2017.

It is not the first time that California has put restrictions on travel by state employees.

There are other states that are restricted from state employee travel. Attorney General Xavier Becerra in 2017 added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee, which were already on the list. The states which are restricted because of claims that those states have laws that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

I don’t know how you, my readers, project yourselves when traveling or just going about your daily routines, but I don’t wear a sign on myself that says that I am a straight woman.

I’ll assume most gay people do not wear signs that show their sexual preference so why is this law needed?

I assume some states are not crazy about gay rights parades but then I don’t believe that those parades are actually appropriate for children to see.

In my opinion, what is done behind closed doors between two consenting adults, is their own business.

I can always be reached on Twitter to discuss your political views.

@DavedaGruber

You Get a Delegate and You Get a Delegate!

The Kick Off to this week was found on Super Bowl Sunday as one of the San Francisco 49ers decided to proclaim, before the game started, that he wouldn’t be going to the White House.

You are correct Richard Sherman.

The Chiefs will go instead.

No Elizabeth Warren, you are not invited.

President Trump sent congratulations to Kansas, and many who cannot read a map, or read in general, jumped all over Social Media to proclaim his choice of State to be incorrect.

For the record Kansas City is the third largest city in KANSAS but don’t let the facts get in the way of Progressive piggishness.

The halftime show was billed as Latino and Hispanic women of strength.

I’d ask which one, Latino or Hispanic, but by the time the gyrating and humping was over one of the women of strength had become a Columbian and then an Arab because of the way she used her tongue.

I’m sure Ahab was thrilled.

I guess the other one didn’t have any new moves so she remained Jenny from the Flock.

You cannot make this stuff up!

The collective absurdity of the Democrat-Liberal-Progressive is monstrous and apparently without end. I read a comment on a post recently that stated “If you are still voting Democrat you are either stupid beyond hope or horribly evil.”

Yes and yes.

Between coin flips and a broken app the only thing left for the Democrats in Iowa was for everyone to take a victory lap, proclaim they all shocked the world, and head to New Hampshire.

Punchy participation trophies for all.

It appears Common Core math has struck again.

As this was happening Mini Mike instructed his paid propagandists at Bloomberg News to write more garbage about President Trump and then proceeded to purchase many millions more of television and radio ads.

Bloomberg and Tom Steyer.

Billionaires spending hundreds of millions trying to be as tall as The Donald.

Someone get those two a booster seat and a sippy cup.

Throw Putin in there and it appears Little Man Complex is a real thing.

I’m sure Obama would do nicely in this group due to his “flexibility”.

The State Of The Union became front and center but before it was given, everyone from the Press outlets, except CNN, was invited in for an off the record briefing.

The White House didn’t want to say it but that move had to be made to guarantee Hillary didn’t see it first.

During the SOTU the collective IQ of 24 known as Democratic Congresswomen broke out in cultural misappropriation wearing all white while trying to understand President Trump’s usage of facts, history, and polysyllabic verbiage.

The only thing missing was their hoods.

Even with the Pelosi Paper Tantrum and the I’m Taking My Toys And Going Home Bartender, the classic Progressive moment came when the Governor of Michigan stood up and stated that the roads in her State were so bad they needed a child to fill the potholes.

She said this with PRIDE.

This behavior supported and brought to you Chipotle, Nike, and Kunta Kinte Kaepernick where you are one burrito or a pair of shoes away from projectile vomiting, child labor, and/or the Coronavirus.

Finally, the Senate finished with their melodrama and got down to business.

Everyone including VoMit Delecto Romney voted as expected and the latest shot in the dark by the Liberals was cast aside like Ilhan Omar’s husband when her brother became available.

Oh Jason you cannot say that!

I just did.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Vindication: Two for the Price of One?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday a man who stirred up some controversy during the impeachment hearings by the House of Representatives was fired by the National Security Council and escorted off of the White House grounds.

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was on detail to the National Security Council from the Department of Defense may go back there.

Vindman’s attorney, David Pressman stated, “There is no question in the mind of any American why this man’s job is over, why this country now has one less soldier serving it at the White House. LTC Vindman was asked to leave for telling the truth. His honor, his commitment to right, frightened the powerful.”

It has been reported that Vindman’s twin brother Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman has also left the National Security Council. Yevgeny Vindman had been assigned to the office that vetted publications such as books, such as former national security adviser John Bolton’s book.

Vindman has maintained that he was not involved in the vetting of the Bolton manuscript.

When questioned about the Friday reports President Trump told reporters that he was “not happy with him. You think I’m supposed to be happy with him? I’m not.

Trump added that a decision would be made soon.

There were reports that the White House was juggling their options to dismiss Vindman from the NSC in an effort to downsize its foreign policy bureaucracy and the action had no bearing with retaliation.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, “We welcome back all of our service members wherever they served to any assignment they’re given. As I said, we protect all of our persons, servicemembers from retribution or anything like that. We have already addressed that in policy and other means.”

We all know what Vindman testified to during the House impeachment hearings. His twin brother was in the room listening in support of his brother.

My own thoughts are that if the Vindman brothers were in Russia, they may have been sent to Siberia.

I believe that explains my views of the twins.

I can always be reached on Twitter to discuss your political views.

@DavedaGruber

Federal Appeals Court has Good News for Trump

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday over two hundred Democratic congressional lawmakers got some bad news but on the other hand, it was great news for President Trump.

A Federal appeals court ruled unanimously that the lawmakers do not have a standing to sue the president for allegedly violating the Emoluments Clause over foreign payments to his businesses.

In its ruling, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said, “Because we conclude that the Members lack standing, we reverse the district court and remand with instructions to dismiss their complaint.”

The ruling went on to say. “The [House] Members can, and likely will, continue to use their weighty voices to make their case to the American people, their colleagues in the Congress and the President himself, all of whom are free to engage that argument as they see fit. But we will not –indeed we cannot – participate in this debate.”

Added to the document was “the Constitution permits the Judiciary to speak only in the context of an Article III case or controversy and this lawsuit presents neither.”

The Emoluments Clause is appears in Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution and states that “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title of any kind whatsoever, from any King, Prince, or foreign state.”

It appears that the two hundred Democrats were certain that Trump had broken the law when they filed the complaint.

Trump was on his way to North Carolina for an event when he held the papers that showed that he won the case. He was outside the White House going to board Marine One.

He stopped to chat with reporters and told them, “It was a total win.”

I can always be reached on Twitter to discuss political views.

@DavedaGruber

Rand Paul Reads Question Blocked by Roberts in Senate

by Daveda Gruber:

Last week I wrote an article that showed that Senator Rand Paul R-Ky., tried to submit a question to Chief Justice John Roberts during the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump in the Senate.

Roberts rejected the question and it was disallowed.

The question was tweeted by Paul after it was blocked by Roberts.

On Tuesday, after describing his question and the fact that it was blocked by Roberts, Paul announced that he would read his question on the Senate floor.

Paul said, “Now during the proceedings, I asked a question that was disallowed. And I’m going to ask that question again this morning, because the Constitution does protect debate and does protect the asking of questions. I think they made a big mistake not allowing my question. My question did not talk about anybody who is a whistleblower. My question did not accuse anybody of being a whistleblower.”

Paul is known as a leaning Libertarian type of Republican and he’s also known to be well versed in the Constitution.

He went on to say, “And you say, well we should protect the whistleblower, and the whistleblower deserves anonymity. The law does not preserve anonymity. His boss is not supposed to say anything about him, he’s not supposed to be fired. I’m for that.”

The reasoning behind Paul naming the two name was that of concern of a plot to take down President Trump.

Paul continued, “My point is, is by having such protection, such overzealous protection, we don’t get to the root of the matter of how this started. Cause this could happen again.”

Here is Rand Paul telling the Senate his question:

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@DavedaGruber

Chess Not Checkers

Recently someone said to me that they were born in the wrong century.

I just smiled and told them there has never been a better time to be alive.

The combination of technology and the growth of the animal known as Human has allowed for incredible discoveries and inventions.

At the blink of an eye we can communicate with others around the country, nay, the world.

Information can be deciphered, corrected if need be, and it usually needs to be, and shared at a moments notice.

Electricity, the Internet, the eventual reality of Space Travel.

Truly amazing things yet we sit here today in the greatest country in the history of Man being dictated to by a bunch of soulless clowns who struggle to maintain sobriety on a daily basis.

We are being told that laws are selective, borders don’t matter, genders are fluid depending upon how much tofu one had in a twenty-four hour period, inanimate objects commit assaults, and that sanctuary must be provided to Mexicans, Russians, Chinese, Indians, Pakistanis, etc., but Americans have to suck it up and live on the streets.

The parasites telling us these things are known as Representatives and Senators and they think we are Pawns in their struggle to become Kings and Queens.

We are not.

We are not the Pawns, the Rooks, the Knights, or the Bishops.

We certainly aren’t Kings and Queens.

We are the BOARD.

We are the ones that afford the movement of the pieces, in which direction they are allowed, and ultimately who gets to play.

We decide when the game starts and when it is completed, and as I say this, I want to be clear.

If now, or in the future, the Senate is able to collect 67 votes and removes our piece, one President Donald J. Trump, we will come and clear the board.

We won’t be coming to march, talk, or clean up the trash.

We will be coming to TAKE THE TRASH OUT!

In one word.

Checkmate.

So call or don’t call your little witnesses, you little Pawns, in our game.

None of these people matter, to those of us, who do.

There is a saying I very much enjoy.

Aim small miss small.

I will say this much to you putrid chicken pecking pissants in Congress.

You won’t have to worry about our aim as you’ll be experiencing the whites of our eyes.

Up close and personal, and the rage that will rain down on you, will be more than you can bear.

So continue to lie, cheat, steal, and ignore us.

That pounding you hear coming from the floorboards isn’t Poe, your imagination, or your conscience, as we know you don’t possess one.

That pounding you hear is America coming to cleanse her Jeffersonian soul.

The Patriots have given enough.

67 votes and it’ll be the Tyrants turn.

There is a trial happening right now.

Yours.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Where’s Docs of 18th House Impeachment Inquiry Witness?

by Daveda Gruber:

It appears that we understand that the House had witnesses during the impeachment hearings. Lead manager Adam Schiff D-Ca., has brought up the seventeen witnesses quite a few times.

As a matter of fact, along with Schiff, other managers have brought up these seventeen witness who were interviewed during the House’s secret depositions.

Why is the eighteenth witness never brought up? Michael Atkinson, who is the intelligence community’s inspector general, has firsthand knowledge of the origins of the whistleblower complaint that led to the impeachment.

The members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence interviewed Atkinson under oath. Unfortunately, they are not allowed to give any information on that deposition.

Republicans wanted that information to be heard in the Senate trail but it was denied to them.

The information in the testimony was heard by Representative John Ratcliffe, R-Tx., and the transcript of the questioning is 179 pages long and Republicans demanded that it be put into evidence.

That did not happen. The idea was rejected by Schiff It is alleged that the briefing with Atkinson was not conducted with the other two committees involved in the impeachment investigation, which are the Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform committees, and for that reason it did not qualify as a deposition.

You can see why Schiff got the nickname “Shifty Schiff” as he was the one who did the questioning and deciding which committee heard or did not hear testimony.

Ratcliff calls the “Q and A” period a deposition or a transcribed interview. Whatever it is described as, I’d like to see it and so would the American people.

The information allegedly holds information that could exonerate President Trump of the crimes the House determined would impeach the president.

During one of the breaks in the trial, Senator Joni Ernst, R-Ia., said House Democrats should have submitted the transcript.

Ernst said, “We should be allowed to take a look at that, but again they have stated numerous times in their brief they had overwhelming evidence, it would be so clear to everyone, and I haven’t seen that yet.”

I believe more people should be aware of this witness and the Democrats’ need to hide what he said and that they felt so strongly not to divulge it because it was not going to help their case.

Somewhere in the basement of Congress allegedly lies possible exoneration documentation of a duly elected president but Schiff and his cohorts have them well hidden.

Every American should be disgusted over this cherry picking of witness and documents that get brought into evidence. I don’t feel badly at all that more witnesses were denied by a Senate vote.

Karma can be a bitch!

I can always be reached on Twitter. Please reach out to discuss your views with me but never tell me how or what to write. Thank you.

@DavedaGruber

Sen. Paul Blocked by Justice Roberts

by Daveda Gruber:

Holding the gavel in the Senate impeachment trial is Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts and he just made a move that blocked a question from Senator Rand Paul R-Ky., that would have revealed the whistleblower.

The impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump started its journey with a whistleblower filing a complaint.

Roberts had allegedly initially sought to block even general questions of the intelligence community whistleblower but then Republicans threatened a vote rebuking Roberts on the record.

Roberts then allegedly backed down and decided to disallow mentioning the whistleblower’s name but not other information.

It is alleged that Paul’s voice raised and his displeasure was noted by reporters and Senators.

Paul said, “If I have to fight for recognition, I will.”

Paul may have not been satisfied with this. He did try to force the matter during the question and answer session that began on Thursday afternoon.

On Thursday afternoon, early into the proceedings, Roberts refused to read the first question presented in writing by Senator Paul.

Paul tweeted out this:

Under the Constitution Roberts presides over the impeachment trial. His authority is not defined. Democrats may even attempt a motion that would give Roberts the unprecedented power to approve or reject witnesses.

Whistleblowers are protected under federal law from retaliation in the workplace but does not ensure their anonymity.

Mark Zaid, the attorney for the whistleblower, in 2017 stated that a “coup” had started against the president from within the administration, and that CNN’s coverage would play a “key role” in the effort.

Years before the Ukraine call in question in this impeachment trial, Zaid has openly solicited intelligence to help him get rid of Trump.

Zaid has acknowledged that the whistleblower had contact with a prominent Democratic presidential contender. There have been reports that alleged that he had served closely with former Vice President Joe Biden when he was in office.

I’m still watching this circus and it’s getting more and more disturbing. How many clowns can there be in D.C.? Too many, I believe.

I can always be reached on Twitter. Please reach out to discuss your views with me but never tell me how or what to write. Thank you.

@DavedaGruber

Nadler Will Not be at the Entire Senate Trial

by Daveda Gruber:

It appears the Representative Jerrold Nadler, D-NY., has personal issues that come before a Senate trial.

Nadler has chosen to be with his wife Joyce Miller, in New York and did not travel back to Capitol Hill.

Nadler is the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and is one of the managers who were placed into the impeachment trial in the Senate by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, but he chose to stay and support his wife who is suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Miller was diagnosed with the disease in December. Nadler has also missed a day of preparation of the articles of impeachment on Dec. 17, 2019  for what was called a family emergency.

Nadler said, “On Monday, I will be in New York with her to meet with doctors, determine a path forward, and begin her treatment. I am sorry to miss some of the Senate impeachment trial, which is of critical importance to our democracy.

He went on to say, “I plan to return to Washington late Monday and appreciate the support of my colleagues and staff as I take this time to be with my wife and begin the long fight against her cancer. She has undergone surgery and is taking further steps to address the spread of the cancer.”

Pancreatic cancer can move through the body quickly and in some cases is considered to be fatal. Miller was diagnosed with the disease in December.

Nadler and Miller were married in December of 1976 while the couple were students. Nadler had just been elected to the New York State Assembly and Miller has held positions on several New York City and New York state government boards. She has also taught at Columbia University in Manhattan.

I am not one to judge others but I can tell you that if a member of my family had been diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease, I’d stay by their side.

I’m sure that most people hope that Nadler can spend some quality time with his wife during this difficult period.

I guess Nadler will let his wife face the bulk of this treatment for this horrible form of cancer mostly on her own.

Nadler is due back in Washington late Monday.

I can always be reached on Twitter. Please reach out to discuss your views with me but never tell me how or what to write. Thank you.

@DavedaGruber