Did President Trump Commit a Crime?

by Daveda Gruber:

Many of those who are watching or paying attention to the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump have formed some sort of opinion as to how all the research, time and money will come together and turn out in the end.

So far, we who have some intelligence have noticed the lack of first hand information given by witnesses. That seems to be clear.

The other thing we seemed to have noticed is repetition by the left, especially by Adam Schiff, D-Ca., the lead manager.

Unfortunately, the Democrats seemed to have carefully planned that the words or talking points that they wanted to be heard by the public, were heard at prime time hours.

The mainstream media do play a big role in putting information into people’s heads. People don’t have to understand what a TV is telling them, as long as they get the general drift of the information. If every time they look at the screen viewers are being told that President Trump did horrible things, they start to get brainwashed into thinking that he must have done something bad.

The charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, which are the charges that the House impeached Trump on in December have no fact and actually seem vague, to say the least.

There have been no impeachable offenses mentioned. There is no treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors to be found by sane and intelligent human beings.

I didn’t see criminal-like conduct being alleged except in outright lies made by Schiff. I did also see that there were at least four managers, who voted against military aid to Ukraine in the past, get themselves in a tizzy about Trump allegedly withholding military aid that was not, in fact, held back.

I saw managers show and read from the transcript of the now famous, Ukraine phone call but it was never referred to in its entirety ony select sections were read to the public at large out of context.

On Monday, we will start to hear the president’s defense team try to explain this whole mess. I started briefly on Saturday but TV rating are not good on Saturday afternoon and I’m relieved that the president’s team had that figured out.

After the defense finishes its response to the hours on end of testimony that truly has no actual substance, there will be voting.

The charges against the president will either be dismissed because of insufficient evidence or witnesses will be called.

It would take four Republican senators to join the Democratic minority voting  to seek witnesses. Republicans in general don’t want witnesses.

Honestly, if there is no case, you don’t call witnesses. But if there are witnesses, who would they be? Well that depends if the Democrats get their own way and after a hypothetical decision is reached to call witnesses, Democrats will want those who may help their case.

But then GOP leaders should want witnesses too, in that case, and if played right, this game of chess could abstractly be played to give better odds to one side over the other.

Which side will have the edge? We’ll all have to wait and see but from the short the Saturday preview, I did notice a professionalism from the right, mostly I noted Jay Sekulow’s demeanor as apposed to fair facts that were simply non-existent in the voices of Adman Schiff, Jerrold Nadler D-NY., et al.

This coming week should be interesting and possibly even gratifying. Let’s see how this chess game pays out.

I’m love to hear your opinions. You can always find me on Twitter.

@DavedaGruber

Just Stop Talking

As if the behavior of Progressives wasn’t ridiculous enough the titles to their articles are even worse.

“Sanders gains in poll as he pauses campaigning for Impeachment.”

I’ve read a lot of captions over the years but this one made me laugh.

In other words the Liberal voters like him more when he stops talking.

I have a strong feeling if fantasy rape Bernie dropped out of politics and took a lifetime vow of silence his polls would shoot to the moon.

Their next write up states “Tulsi Gabbard files 50 million dollar lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for Russian Asset claim.”

I know some Republicans and Independents think fondly of Gabbard as they believe she doesn’t always line up with the Liberals and also served in the military.

So did John Kerry, John McCain, and Buttigiggy.

Gabbard supports Bernie and believes in man made Climate Change.

Two strikes is enough.

Still the entire premise is hilarious.

Gabbard said Hillary is lying and slandered her and these lies cost her 50 million dollars?

So much for public service.

It appears Tulsi was eyeing the Obama plan.

Come in worth fifty bucks and leave worth millions.

Barack filled his own pockets and gave billions to Iran.

Of course the Biden family makes them both look like pikers.

Groping Joe has reportedly set himself and his son Hunter up with millions of American tax dollars, and even more from corrupt countries and criminal organizations, outside of the U. S. A.

Talk about a poorly named little boy.

Poacher would be a more appropriate forename as Joe’s son is better known as a dead beat dad, taking money for nothing, and sleeping with his deceased brother’s wife.

This is also referred to as the Progressive Trifecta or the Bill and Hillary playbook.

Not to be outdone Hillary, always known as one with tact, created her own headline with “Nobody likes Bernie”.

This is remarkable coming from the most hated politician in these United States.

Unlike Bernie, Biden isn’t sitting in the Senate gaining votes because his mouth is closed.

Due to having most of the attention to himself Joe in his infinite wisdom decided to fire off with his support of Criminal Foreign Nationals known as DACA by saying, “They’re more American than most Americans are because they have done well in school.”

Had a Republican said this it would be called speaking in code, taking shots at American students who happen to have black skin, yet because he is a Democrat he reportedly continues to get the support of the people he slandered and tried to scare with, “Y’all being put back in chains.”

Elizabeth Warren was blasted by the truth and an American father and then fell back on the Social Security ruse that too many Americans continue to believe.

The reality of Social Security is this.

When the ability of the United States to borrow trillions of dollars stops, so does Social Security.

Medicare does too, by the way.

Black face Ralph Northam declared a “State of Emergency” in Virginia and was then surrounded by reportedly thousands of Americans exercising their Constitutional Rights and practicing their Free Will.

As fast as they assembled they departed, leaving the situation better and cleaner with their arrival, showing the Liberals a very simple lesson.

Tens of thousands can move quickly in and out of any area at any time and unlike Liberals don’t leave feces, trash, and urine behind.

Finally the Progressives floated the title “Oust Trump or it’s not going to stop”.

Now, I’ve been very clear on the actions that will be taken if President Trump is removed but I thought it a better fit to use another title that was found in Newsweek a few months ago.

“Pastor warns if Trump is removed from office, guys that know how to fight will hunt down Democrats.”

Yep.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Three Male Krackers and one Female Kraken

Even with careful study and a discerning mind it is, at times, difficult to get a grip on the Liberal thought process as it feels as though I am watching a deformed, warped subspecies try to drink water with a fork.

Now we know it’s never going to happen but they continue forward dipping the prongs into the glass and stabbing themselves in the face all the while proclaiming that it isn’t working because President Trump keeps moving their hand or climate change has caused the water to evaporate before it has a chance to reach their ever flapping maws.

Ah the classic Liberal.

Wildly insecure, in constant need of validation, and low to no impulse control.

I’d compare them to a five-year-old child, but I was once five, and never scratched the surface of Progressive puerility.

Speaking of a five-year-old, Never Trumper and sadomasochistic author Stephen King described the idiotic mindset of the Liberal perfectly by stating, “I would never consider DIVERSITY in matters of art. Only quality. It seems to me that to do otherwise would be wrong.”

Well now look at Christine!

All full grown in his big boy hypocrisy pants!

Of course Progressives are lost here.

What did he say that was so bad Jason?

I can hear AMERICANS reading this right now laughing but in all earnestness how does one explain Liberal to a Liberal?

They somehow got lost on the birds and the bees and are now uncertain whether they should stand or squat in the lavatory.

(2) They think open borders will raise wages and lessen “climate change”.

(3) They’ve created fictional humans called Hispanics and Latinos.  Just for fun ask them to describe the difference. It’s hilarious. If you really want a good laugh ask them to describe an Asian-American and after they do ask them on which continent are Russia and India found.

(4) That smoking pot will cure all cancers and create better drivers while somehow making medical and vehicle insurance cheaper.

These people aren’t too cool for school, they’re too stupid to breathe or in Clinton context “I did not inhale” with that woman Miss Lewinsky.

Yes Slick Willie, we know what you did to that poor blue dress.

Talk about wild insecurity, constant need for validation, and NO IMPULSE CONTROL.

Insert the definition of “is” and a laugh track right here.

Diversity is another term for skin color bigotry and what Carrie up there is trying to say (It appears Heebie Jeebie Stevie has some issues with women) is that Art should be judged on its MERITS but other menial items like employment, promotions, surgery, academics, law enforcement, and the MILITARY should be a bigoted concept where preference is given to specific melanin deposits, regardless of merit, but ART well now ART must be judged through a lens of Progressive Affirmative Action Purity.

How Liberal of him!

Not to be outdone by Swastika Stephen the Democratic Presidential con-artists/candidates were back on the CNN stage although not much had changed.

How interesting it is that they so mightily struggle when not given the answers.

By the way Donna Brazile, I hope Seth Rich haunts every moment you have left on this Earth you miserable wretch.

Parenthetically, Bernie Sanders still believes that women fantasize about being raped simultaneously by three different men and the Liberal women still line up behind him and say please sir may I have another.

Like a Weinstein Progressive Casting Couch.

Elizabeth Warren continued to lie and has lied so many times she is starting to make Jussie Smollett look credible and yet the Progressives continue to line up behind a woman who makes Hillary Clinton appear stable.

Ol HRC might not be able to load herself into a van anymore, and there is no doubt she is one hateful shrew, but at least with Hillary her motives are clear and consistent.

ME! ME! ME!

For her own protection Elizabeth Warren shouldn’t be allowed to walk around without headgear and a bite stick, as she appears to be constantly having seizures, and she should never be alone with any type of fluid filled bottle without a nipple attached.

I fear she may drown.

If Epstein wasn’t safe . . . .

The current leader of the Presidential Diversity Party is a bigot from Delaware who called Barack Obama “clean” yet according to reports the “blacks in South Carolina” are his firewall against the Rapey Communist (Sanders) the Cherokee Communist (Warren) and the “Queer” Communist (Buttigiggy).

What’s crazy about that last sentence is it is all true and DOCUMENTED, unlike thirty percent of the Democratic Party.

The “blacks in South Carolina” have been told by the DNC that they have four choices.

Three male Krackers and one female Kraken.

Now that I think about it, put that aforementioned fork, in the Democratic Party.

They might not know it yet but one way or another . . . .

They are done.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

It’s Called California

A few days ago I was having a conversation with a friend. He’d just had one of his cars broken into and was struggling as to why it happened.

“They took twenty bucks and a pair of sunglasses. What’s the point?”

It’s called California.

The State with the best year round weather (Hawaii not included) beautiful forests, incredible mountains, serene deserts, and the Pacific Ocean, has become a dump.

Horrible roads, crushing taxes, trash, graffiti, human waste and a harmful school system has forsaken the gifts of nature.

I looked at my friend and said, “People say all the time that things are changing. They are wrong. Things have changed. The only question now is what are we going to do about it.”

Sadly in California, not much.

There is a reason for this.

California is now filled with other nationalities and groups.

The Golden State is filled with self-proclaimed Indians, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, Mexicans, Hispanics, Latinos, Africans, Liberals, Progressives, Democratic-Socialists, Communists, Sorenos, Nortenos, La Raza, MS-13, Iranians and Persians, homeless, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, and Queers.

California even has people who don’t know who they are, but know that they don’t know which is better than not knowing what they don’t know.

This is called the Bay Area Rumsfeld Effect, or in other words the idiot who tried to Marshall Plan Iraq, which Obama turned into ISIS, while funding Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah with pallets of cash.

Aloha Snackbar!

This, according to the media, is of course all President Trump’s fault.

I digress.

California will continue its slide into chaos because the one group that it must have is leaving in droves.

This group made up of free thinking Individuals is known as AMERICAN and they have had enough and are leaving the mess behind for greener pastures in Tennessee, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, etc.

According to reports so many AMERICANS have left, the largest populated State in the Nation will lose a seat in the House of Representatives, for the first time.

I have no doubt, if all the criminal foreign nationals were deported, California would lose more than one, and our hospitals, schools, jails, and prisons could stop having fifty-two different interpreters on call.

We might even be able to get through the DMV in an eight hour period or not be required to have “Real ID” otherwise known to Democrats as “voter suppression”.

Still, where are my manners.

How selfish of me to be discussing the plight of Cali when Climate Change is burning down half of Australia.

Oh wait, what’s that Russell Thornberg?

Two dozen down under were indicted for ARSON?

Yep, sounds like Climate Change to me.

Out here on the Left Coast we call that PG&E or the homeless burning toilet paper.

Speaking of the Left Coast the Golden Globes kicked off in So Cal.

Ricky Three Sheets to the Wind Gervais fired off with several minutes of hilarity.

It was funny to watch the Liberals sit there and take shot after shot about their idiocy, hypocrisy, and support for their “God” Harvey Weinstein.

Tom Hanks and crew sat fugly in their suits and dresses, having just stepped over needles and urine, fresh from arrival in their limos and jets, ready to consume more in three hours, than the entire country of Haiti, also known as CFC.

Clinton Foundation Corruption.

Liberals thought I was referring to Chlorofluorocarbons . . . oh who am I kidding.

They have no idea what I just said, or how to even pronounce it.

It’s kind of like Qasem Soleimani or in Liberal speak yes I’ll have a Salami Quesadilla.

Good ol Liberals, you’d think for once they’d approve of President Trump as they are looking for everyone but themselves to consume dramatically less.

That’s one Qasem who will forever be carbon neutral.

Let’s just call it Late-Term Abortion and get this party started.

We know Progressives love to drink wine while selling baby parts.

Why don’t we protect the babies and abort the Liberals.

We can start in California.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Will Pelosi Give Up Articles of Impeachment to Senate?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said that she’ll send impeachment articles to the Senate next week.

Pelosi, even though the impeachment of President Trump was, as far as Democrats were concerned, urgent and keeping Trump in office was a security risk to the U.S. could not have been anywhere near as urgent as they made it sound.

House Democrats voted on the articles of impeachment on December 18th. Pelosi has been holding onto them since.

After trying to get the Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell to agree with the way she wants the trial held, Pelosi must have come to terms with the fact that she doesn’t control the Senate nor its rules.

Pelosi wrote a letter to her colleagues explaining what they should expect next.

Pelosi wrote,  “I have asked Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring to the Floor next week a resolution to appoint managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate. I will be consulting with you at our Tuesday House Democratic Caucus meeting on how we proceed further.”

This past week some Democrats were making their frustrations heard over the speaker’s approach to the matter.

In any case, Pelosi is still pressing on about important new information on the Ukraine controversy which is at the heart of impeachment.

The memo reads, “I am very proud of the courage and patriotism exhibited by our House Democratic Caucus as we support and defend the Constitution.”

She added, “In an impeachment trial, every Senator takes an oath to ‘do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.’ Every Senator now faces a choice: to be loyal to the President or to the Constitution. No one is above the law, not even the President.”

Well, the Constitution hasn’t been brought up by Democrats with this much reference for as long as I can remember. When it becomes a focus of the Democrats to keep citing the Constitution, you can be sure they are using it as a talking point to stress that they are doing everything in a constitutional or legal manner.

Several Democrats lawmakers have voiced their opinions and are not pleased with this delay.

Some of those who were not happy with the delay are, Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Senator Angus King, D-Maine; Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; and Senator Chris Coons, D-Del.

Pelosi made an official announcement that supported her memo.

Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was early to jump on the delay tactic.

Grassley said in a statement of his own, “Speaker Pelosi threw the United States Congress into unnecessary chaos with this pointless delay. From the beginning, it’s been unclear what the goal of this hurry-up-and-wait tactic was or what the country stood to gain. We now know the answer was nothing.”

The Iowa senator went on to say, “We’ve had three weeks of uncertainty and confusion, causing even more division. Regardless, I will take my role as a juror seriously and review the evidence presented by both sides before making any determination.”

The next step for Pelosi will be to determine who will serve as House managers to prosecute the case against the president in the Senate trial.

The trial in the Senate may begin next week.

This whole facade will go on until Majority Leader of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., either calls for a vote or the whole case gets dismissed.

Soleimani Funeral Causes Deaths in Stampede

by Daveda Gruber:

According to reports in Iranian state media, as many as forty people have died and about two hundred have been insured during the Tuesday funeral procession for Iranian General Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a U.S. led airstrike.

The meshing of people that led to the deaths and injuries occurred in Kerman, in southeastern Iran, which is the hometown of the deceased Soleiman.

The numbers were not reported initially and are still uncertain but Pirhossein Koulivand, who is the head of Iran’s emergency medical services, gave the casualty toll in an interview with state TV. The death total can go up due to injuries that are being treated.

Koulivand said, “Unfortunately as a result of the stampede, some of our compatriots have been injured and some have been killed during the funeral processions.”

Videos posted online showed people lying lifeless on a road while others were shouting and trying to help them.

Here is a video from BBC News:

This isn’t the first time that chaos irrupted during a funeral possession in Iran. In 1989 the funeral procession in Tehran of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. In that incident the remains of the deceased half naked body tumbled out of an open coffin and the scene was captured on live state television. Mourners were seen blocking the path of a truck carrying the deceased leader of the Iranian revolution. His burial shroud was torn off and his body was knocked to the ground.

The body was airlifted by military helicopter and the TV broadcast cut short. The remains were then rewrapped in traditional Muslim burial attire and then placed in a metal casket for burial.
Soleiman was killed on Thursday at Baghdad International Airport. He was the leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force.

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis who was the deputy commander of Iran-backed militias known as the Popular Mobilization Forces and five other people were also killed in the U.S. airstrike.

On Monday, the death of Soleimani led to a procession in Tehran which drew over one million people in the Iranian capital. The funeral procession continued into Iran’s holy city of Qom. Another huge crowd turned out for that.

Soleimani’s remains and those of the others killed in the airstrike were brought to a central square in Kerman where the stamped occurred where he was set to be buried Tuesday. Those plans have now been delayed.

The leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Hossein Salami, spoke in Kerman and threatened to “set ablaze” places supported by the United States over the killing of Soleimani. The crowd of supporters chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel!”

Iran has promised retaliation to American interests for the death of Soleimani.

The chants of death, in themselves, would seem to be a promise of retaliation of sorts, but then again, Iranian extreme Muslims have been chanting threats of death for as long as I can remember.
Only time will tell what is yet to come. I can you, my readers, that Soleimani and his cohorts were very evil men and had the blood of Americans on their hands.

Sometimes the killing of those who are so evil is the only way to stop them from continuing their reign of terror that would continue to take innocent lives of Americans, our allies and even their own people.

Threats to Attack White House Made by Iranian MP

by Daveda Gruber:

It has been reported that Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi has threatened to attack the White House.

This statement comes after a message from President Trump that promised severe consequences if Iran escalates hostile actions with the U.S.

The message from Trump comes through tweets from the president.

A question from Abutorabi about how the Islamic nation should react to the death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani sparked the response.

According to the Independent Abutorabi said “We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.”

Abutorabi called Soleimani’s death during an American airstrike  “a declaration of war,” and that a swift, strong response was necessary.

Abutorabi said, “When someone declares war, do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head.”

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “harsh retaliation is waiting for the criminals whose filthy hands spilled his blood,” while speaking after the death of Soleimani.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a promise to “take revenge for this heinous crime.”

On Sunday Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that Soleimani’s death puts the entire region at the beginning of a “completely new phase.”

At a rally in southern Beirut, Nasrallah reportedly called the killing of Soleimani a “clear, blatant crime” that will transform the Middle East.

The Independent’s international correspondent, Borzou Daragahi, doubted the likelihood of an attack on U.S. soil. He allegedly said that Abutorabi was known for inflammatory language and that Iran does not necessarily have the military capabilities of striking the U.S. with missiles.

I certainly don’t believe that Iran has the capabilities of striking American soil at this time.

Had former President Barack Obama been able to continue in the manner in which he was operating, for example, sending cargo planes filled with cash, then Iran would have accomplished their mission to destroy America and Israel.

Trump has just put a big damper on those plans.

John Roberts: The Boy Who Wants to be King

2020 has now arrived and for the Liberals (Communists) it appears their diatribe will continue.

Same insanity different year.

Ever a supporter of oppression, Yahoo was off and running with a story published by the New York Times, attempting to explain the thoughts and virtues of one Chief Justice John Roberts regarding the “Impeachment”.

Roberts was given to us by the “Decider in Chief” also known as George “Nucaler” Bush.

The same George W. Bush who allowed the criminality of Bill Clinton (see Fannie and Freddie) to not only go unpunished but continue until the American Banking system had to be “bailed out” by the Federal Reserve’s funny money and of course Warren Obama Supporter Buffett (see Wells Fargo, Bank of America).

The New York Crimes reported that Roberts wrote, “We should reflect on our duty to judge without fear or favor, deciding each matter with humility, integrity and dispatch, as the new year begins, and we turn to the tasks before us, we should each resolve to do our best to maintain the public’s trust that we are faithfully discharging our solemn obligation to equal justice under the law.”

This would be hilarious if it wasn’t so egocentric, riddled with sophomoric platitudes, and hypocritical to say the least.

Where was all this “reflection” during the Obama years?

Where was this concern with “discharging” their “solemn obligation to equal justice under the law” or  “maintaining the public’s trust” in-regards-to FISA in general, the corruption found in the Clinton Foundation, and the stalking of a United States Presidential Candidate?

Roberts the Ridiculous condescendingly continued on in reference to We the People by stating in a “concerned” posit “We have come to take democracy for granted, and civic education has fallen by the wayside.”

Diseased homeless camps, urine, feces, and crack in the streets, and daily human trafficking through our “border” and he’s concerned about the “wayside”.

The man who manipulated the wording of the Unaffordable Care Act to satisfy his own central nervous system (greed or fear) and lied to the citizenry while forcing Americans to pay for healthcare for tens of millions of criminal foreign nationals under the penalty of IMPRISONMENT and/or financial ruin is lecturing us on civics while using Democracy as his pillar.

For the love of all that is holy these United States are NOT a Democracy!

George W. Bush . . . the gift that keeps on giving.

Still, let us use this as a teaching moment for all to see.

This is what happens when we allow weak, stupid humans to make decisions for the rest of us.

In a Democracy John Roberts would be non-existent as courts, laws, and “justice” have no role.

Democracy under Socratic Theory is simple.

Majority over Minority otherwise known as Mob Rule.

The most important concept drilled into the Constitution is the concept of the Individual.

Of Free Will.

That the Individual, unchained of oppressive forces, could and would prosper by applying the yearning to be free, to their own goals and dreams (Adam Smith).

John Roberts believes he and he alone is the soul of America and this unelected ignoramus reigns supreme over four Communists, three Americans, and a crying calendar making connoisseur who apologized for things he apparently never did.

All heil the Monarch John Roberts who believes his power so great he can intimidate the President of the United States with veiled threats aimed at a trial where he carries little sway, and that Nancy Pelosi, will not begin.

The Times, attempting to put lipstick on this Judicial orifice wrote, “Roberts began his report, as is his custom, with a bit of history, recalling a riot at which John Jay, an author of the Federalist Papers and later the first chief justice, was struck in the head by a rock “thrown by a rioter motivated by a rumor.”

The lies and corruption upheld by this “Chief Justice” aren’t “rumors” or “motivated” innuendo.

They are the breakdown of our society, our nation, and our way of life.

I will add a thought as a bit of solace for the “concerned” John Boy who wants to be King.

We aren’t rioters and I say this with the peace of a prepared citizenry.

If your cranium is touched by anything it won’t be a rock, but have no fear Chief Justice, as we aren’t interested in you or your Progressive brethren’s empty head(s).

Your necks will be just fine.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

President Trump: Soleimani Should have been Killed Years Ago

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday President Trump made it clear that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was hated and feared in his own country and should have been taken out many years ago.

Trump was slinging back at people who have criticized him over the airstrike in Bagdad, Iraq that killed Soleimani, who was the top military general.

Here’s Trump tweet that told us about the death of Soleimani:

The tweets from the president came after the Pentagon confirmed that Soleimani, who was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members was dead.

Also, other military officials at Baghdad International Airport were killed during the airstrike.

The State Department went on to say that Soleimani, who was considered the most powerful men in Iran, was guilty of the wounding of thousands more Americans and coalition members.

A designated terror group since 2007, the elite intelligence wing called Quds Force, was led by Soleimani for many years.

Quds Force is estimated to have 20,000 members and it considered Soleimani was referred to as its shadow commander or spymaster.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to take revenge for what he called a heinous crime carried out by the U.S. Rouhani said, as well, that Iran would “raise the flag” of Soleimani “in defense of the country’s territorial integrity and the fight against terrorism and extremism in the region.”

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted this:

Soleimani’s deputy commander since 1997, Brigadier General Esmail Ghaani, will take over for the now deceased Soleimani.

Iranian state media reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also warned “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the U.S.

The State Department on Friday issued a security alert that urged all U.S. citizens to “depart Iraq immediately” due to heightened tensions in the region.

The alert said, “Due to Iranian-backed militia attacks at the U.S. Embassy compound, all consular operations are suspended. U.S. citizens should not approach the Embassy.”

In addition, the agency shared phone numbers people concerned about U.S. citizens and other loved ones in Iraq could call toll free for information.

On Friday Trump tweeted this:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday said that the strike was carried out to prevent an “imminent attack” by forces directed by Soleimani.

He added that the strike was carried out to prevent an “imminent attack” by forces directed by Soleimani.

On Friday Pompeo was on “Fox & Friends” and said, “I think the Iranian leadership understands President Trump will take action. . . . We made very clear that these responses would be swift and decisive. We have now demonstrated that. I hope the Iranian leadership will see that and see American resolve and that their decision will be to de-escalate and take actions consistent with what normal nations do.”

Who would want to go to Iran? Not me. Would any of you book a flight to Iran? I didn’t think so!

Does the First Amendment Protect Peter Strzok?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Monday, in Washington D.C. federal district court former FBI agent Peter Strzok argued in a court filing that his anti-Trump messages were protected under the First Amendment.

Strzok is suing the U.S. government and wants to be reinstated in his position with the FBI even though his messages were sent on FBI issued phones. Strzok was involved in high ranking positions in both probes into Hillary Clinton and then citizen Donald Trump.

In his response brief, Strzok claimed, “Firing an employee for the content of his or her non-public communications is unconstitutional, irrespective of any balancing of interests.”

Strzok’s brief also referred to President Trump’s “unpresidential tweets.” In addition, Strzok also argued that his texts should be considered private speech. He disputed that he should not be held to the tougher legal standard under the famous 1968 Supreme Court case Pickering v. Board of Education that applies to public statements by government employees.

At one time, Strzok was the FBI’s head of counterintelligence.

The brief went on to say that he was entitled to “develop a full factual record through discovery. It also pointed out that it would be premature to dismiss the case at this early stage.

It was also pointed out that the DOJ’s position would “leave thousands of career federal government employees without protections from discipline over the content of their political speech.”

The filing by Strzok was in response to the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss his complaint for reinstatement in November.

The court had been told that Strzok had admitted to conducting FBI business on his personal iMessage account.

The material was said to be secure even though Strozk’s wife had gained access to his phone. The wife also found evidence on the phone that Strzok was having an extra marital affair with Lisa Page.

Page had been an FBI lawyer and was also involved in the Clinton and Russia probes.

It is alleged that Strzok had engaged in a “dereliction of supervisory responsibility” by failing to investigate the potentially classified Clinton emails which had showed up on an unsecured laptop which belonged to Anthony Weiner at the time that the 2016 elections were approaching.

Page is also suing the FBI and DOJ in claims that there was a breach of the Federal Privacy Act. Page said she suffered numerous damages because of the disclosure, including a “permanent loss of earning capacity due to reputational damage” and “the cost of therapy to cope with unwanted national media exposure and harassment” which happened by way of tweets and statements by Trump.

Besides this, Page’s complaint also sought reimbursement for “the cost of childcare during and transportation to multiple investigative reviews and appearances before Congress,” the “cost of paying a data-privacy service to protect her personal information,” and of course, attorney’s fees that were incurred.

I tend to disagree with some of the accusations made by Strzok and claims for financial reimbursement made by Page.

But, then again, these claims are up to the court to decide. I do not have a say in these matters.

I am, however, sick and tired of government expenditures that I don’t agree with. These people, in my opinion, broke a sacred vow to this country. That promise was to abide by the Constitution of the United States.

The very fact that people in high positions in government affiliated agencies were not held to a higher standard of unbiased procedures is appalling.