Skip to comments.Washington Establishment Remains on Surreal Quest to Get Trump
Posted on 05/09/2019 12:26:21 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Greetings, my friends. The surreal nature of our lives today those of us who are engaged and enmeshed in politics. The surreal nature, the Twilight Zone nature of all this just continues.
Okay. So we got the Mueller report out. It finds no collusion. There never was any. Dont get me started on this. Im not only probably driving you crazy, Im driving myself crazy talking about this. There was no collusion. There was no investigation. All of this is a trumped up hoax.
And Mueller didnt find any because there wasnt any to find and he had to go hopscotching all around and writing this obstruction chapter of his report, by the way, this is one of the most the attempt that Mueller its not the attempt. The thing that he did in writing that obstruction section, section 2 of this report, essentially is a smear. It is a gigantic smear of the president under the guise of desperately trying to decide whether or not we could indict or whether or not we could proclaim that the president obstructed justice.
The setup continues. The word unfairness is just flashing in all caps right before my eyes. And then in the midst of all of this, here comes a so-called Republican senator on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr from North Carolina, who does not have the support of any other Republican on the committee, issuing a new subpoena or request for Donald Trump Jr. to come up and offer more testimony, after the case is closed.
Mitch McConnell, who runs the Senate, hes the Senate majority leader, a couple days ago said, The case is closed, and everybody is trying to figure out, what is Richard Burr doing? Its not hard to understand. The guy that runs that committee, even though hes in the minority, is Mark Warner, Mark Warner, the Democrat from Virginia, Im certain I dont know this, but, I mean, how else could this have happened?
There arent any Republicans that are supporting Burr in this. It has to be the Democrats on that committee. And I guarantee I cant guarantee you, but it seems to me that they think based on something theyve seen, read, or heard, that somebody there thinks that they can get Donald Trump Jr. on perjury or having lied.
I suspect what it is is an attempt to unnerve and unravel Trump himself, President Trump, by going at and targeting his kids. The belief that you go after Trumps family and thats when Trump starts pay attention to you. You can hit him with everything youve got and hell fire back at you, but you take out after his family, and youre gonna get his goat.
This is one of the things that may be propelling this. There is no earthly reason for this. And so now the question becomes, Whats Donald Trump Jr. gonna do about it? Is he gonna answer the subpoena? Is he gonna show up? Probably not. We can all only guess what is going to happen. Its like I say: Its surreal. This is over. There never was anything here. There never was a damn thing in this investigation. It has all been made up. It was all tied to the Steele dossier, which everybodys admitting now was paid for by the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton.
And in the midst of all of this, the Democrats are now claiming that the country is in the midst of a constitutional crisis because Jerry Nadler said that it is. Unlike the crisis at the border, which is a crisis, and unlike the crisis in the media, which is a crisis, the Drive-Bys are not calling this a manufactured crisis ginned up for political reasons. Oh, no, no. This is a real constitutional crisis. And why? Because the Trump administration has asserted executive privilege. It is going to refuse to allow their attorney general to break the law.
We have a constitutional crisis because the attorney general of the United States will not break the law. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Barr, the attorney general, in contempt party-line vote, of course because the attorney general will not break the law and give them the unredacted Mueller report. And the unredacted portions of the Mueller report are largely grand jury testimony, which may not be revealed. By federal statute, it may not be revealed.
In point of fact, the attorney general was under no legal requirement to even make this report public. The attorney general was under no legal requirement to share this with the United States Congress. Now, you might be saying, Rush, that cant possibly be true, because every one of these previous special counsel reports have been made public and we know about em. Thats true. But the regulations and the statutes attaching to this particular special counsel remember, this is special counsel, not independent counsel. Starr was an independent counsel. The whole arrangement was legally different back in the Starr days versus whats going on now with Mueller.
And Im telling you, Barr did not have to release this report. It is required, and it must be kept confidential. Now, the attorney general can make an exception if he wants, and he said that he would during his confirmation hearings. So hes following through on a commitment that he made, but hes not required to release it. Its not mandated by law that the attorney general release the report or make it available to Congress.
But he has done both. And yet they still are holding him in contempt. Contempt of Congress. There wasnt even a subpoena. His appearance was to be voluntary. You cant hold somebody in contempt who was gonna voluntary show up, who was not there under subpoena, not there under demand. And Barr decided he wasnt gonna go and the Democrats on the committee said they are not qualified to ask questions, and they wanted some of their staff lawyers to start doing the questions.
Barr said (paraphrased), To hell with this! If you people can ask the right questions youre the peoples representatives then Im not showing up. So now they vote out contempt citation all because Barr wont show. The contempt is not for that. The contempt is that he wont release them the full Mueller report with all of the redactions made available.
So now the Democrats are claiming that this is grounds for impeachment. And now this is where this gets really crazy because the Democrats are claiming this is grounds for impeachment while at the same time they are saying that Trump is trying to goad them into impeaching him. We had this yesterday.
Thats right, my friends, the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi who increasingly cannot be understood when she speaks. She is increasingly more and more incoherent. But she is out there. When you can wade through the incoherence, the Speaker of the House is claiming that Trump is trying to goad the Democrats into impeaching him, that they really dont want to do it, but that they may not be able to help themselves because Trump is out there trying to get them, trying to goad them, trying to trick them, trying to fool them into impeaching him while the Democrats are claiming that Barr refusing to break the law is now grounds for impeachment. Another way Trump is trying to goad them into impeaching him is by declaring and asserting executive privilege.
And, by the way, they say it is working. Little Pencil Neck, Adam Schiff, says that if Trump continues to stonewall Congress, Congress is gonna have to prosecute, which I assume means impeachment. But what has Trump stonewalled? Trump hasnt stonewalled anything. Donald Trump Jr. testified, what is it, 10 hours before the Senate Intelligence Committee? Maybe its even longer than that. The presidents lawyer, Don McGahn, testified for 30 hours. The White House turned over All of this is pointless to even point out because thats not what this is all about.
This is nothing more than the continued effort of a party thats got nothing using the willing accomplices they have in the media to manufacture a case that doesnt exist, that has no substance to it whatsoever, that Trump is stonewalling, that Trump is obstructing, that Trump is dishonest, that Trump colluded. They are hell-bent on making this work because they were so sure it was gonna work when the Mueller investigation began.
So for the record and despite the medias claims to the contrary, up until now, Trump has only invoked executive privilege for the full Mueller report. And guess what weve learned? Trump did that at the request of the attorney general. It turns out that Barr requested that Trump assert executive privilege. Its not even Trumps initiative.
Now, that may be splitting hairs, but the point is important because the Drive-Bys are trying to paint a picture of a slowly deteriorating Donald Trump losing his mind, becoming Captain Queeg there in the Oval Office, slowly and surely becoming insane, at his wits end, unable to keep up with all the news about all the losses and the tax returns and now his kids are being subpoenaed again and all this.
Theyre trying to paint this picture that Trump is holed up in the White House and hes not helping hes trying to circle the wagons and declaring executive privilege when the truth is, the attorney general asked him to.
Now, theres something else happening out there, folks, in addition to all that. We had this in a Morning Update a couple days ago. Theres a columnist for the New York Times called Thomas Friedman, Thomas Loopy Friedman. And Friedman is part of the Washington establishment that just cant accept Donald Trump as a human being. They cant accept him as a human being. They cant accept him as president. They just cant accept it. They cannot deal with it.
And so they have strategized, and they have plotted, and they have planed. They have tried everything they can think of since prior to the 2016 election to first deny the Trump the victory and then after he won to try to get him thrown out of office, and nothing has worked.
Now, theyve paralyzed the administration. Theyve done great damage public opinion-wise. But in terms of the objective of getting rid of Trump, they havent. And its very frustrating because they thought they would have able to do this by now. If this bunch of people really wants to get rid of a Washington politician, they can do it. They can do it any number of ways.
Theyve got a playbook that they can cite and go back to that shows them how to do it because theyve done it so often. And they literally have tried everything that has worked in the past. Theyve tried to create new weapons to get rid of Trump. Nothing has worked. They are at their wits end.
So Loopy Friedman had a column the other day advising Republicans what to do to help get rid of Donald Trump. To paraphrase his idea, Thomas Friedman suggested that the Republicans need to get together the Never Trump Republicans need to get together and find a Republican Never Trumper such as a Mitt Romney or a Ben Sasse to run for president in 2020. And not as a Republican because that means that person would lose in the primaries.
The objective is to get a third-party candidate on the ballot who is a mainstream so-called Never Trump Republican and primarily in the states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Minnesota, these Rust Belt states that Trump surprisingly won. But just get a Never Trumper on the ballot in as many states as possible to siphon votes away, Republican votes away from Trump, thereby ensuring the election of whoever the Democrats have nominated. Right now, the conventional wisdom is that its gonna be Biden.
So Thomas Friedman poses this idea in his New York Times column a couple days ago, and I am reliably informed that Never Trumpers throughout Washington are now actively engaged in trying to do this, in trying to make this happen, in trying to find somebody willing to run for president who does not want to win, just wants to get on the ballot and siphon enough votes away from Trump so that he cant win and ensure the Democrats will win the White House in 2020. Because to them, all that matters is getting rid of Donald Trump. Thats all they can see, thats all they care about, thats the only thing motivating them and animating them.
Now, how difficult do you think its gonna be for them to find somebody like a Romney or a Sasse to actually try to get on a ballot in a way that would harm Trump? I dont think theyre gonna have any trouble doing this. And I cant tell you how much damage these people are gonna end up doing to themselves and the Republican Party as a whole if they do this. And I think they have to know it. I think they dont care.
I think the degree, the level of hatred for Donald Trump and all of you who voted for him is so great that if they have to destroy the Republican Party, if thats what it takes to get rid of Donald Trump, they are gonna be more than willing to do it because their egos tell them theyll be able to put the Republican Party back together after all of this and it will be better and it will be stronger and it will be more moderate than ever before.
It will finally be a Republican Party where they can say theyve gotten rid of all of the conservatives because that is objective number two of the Never Trumper Republicans and the so-called mainstream Republicans, is to get rid of the conservative influences in the Republican Party.
So for them its a twofer, get rid of Trump and just anger conservative Republicans so much that they never, ever again vote Republican. That would be a dream come true for the Mitt Romneys and the Ben Sasses and all these Never Trumper intellectual magazine writers and publishers and you name it.
RUSH: I want to go to Palm Springs in California. This is Janet. And welcome. Great to have you here. Hi.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Hey, Rush, these Democrats know they cant touch Trump. They know Trump and Barr have this. And what they are doing is trying with their insanity to rile up their base, to split this country like its never been split before. And somebody needs to tell us, hold your powder dry. Whats coming down is not gonna be pretty, and theyre gonna you think these Democrats are asking
RUSH: Wait, wait, wuh wuh wuh wuh. Hold it a minute. I want to understand. Whose powder needs to be kept dry?
CALLER: We, the people who are awake, the people who understand that what Trump and Barr are doing is going to come down on the heads of these deep state people who have done what theyve done to this country, and their last hope is to make their base so nuts and so crazy and on so insane with their hatred for Trump. They know they cant touch Trump. Theyre going after their base. They want their base so furious at we who are awake that
RUSH: Wait a minute, now. Are you saying that theyre trying to incite their base to violence?
CALLER: Absolutely. Absolutely. Thats exactly whats going on. If you could hear the rhetoric out here
RUSH: Hey, hey, hey, now. Hey, now. I hear it. I read it. Im aware of how Looney Tunes and insane the Democrats are making their people. Its hard to separate the two, by the way, the Democrats and their base. But, no, I get it. Look. Im out of time. Im glad you got it said in the limited time. Great brevity.
RUSH: Donald Trump Jr. testified for over 20 hours, 25 hours, about a 25-minute meeting at Trump Tower, and now they want him to come back. Looks like harassment to me.
Rush mentioned a Never Trump 3rd party effort by either Sasse or Romney to deny Trump the election. He said it will destroy the Republican Party and that they dont care. Neither do I, and if Donald Trumps legacy is the destruction of Bush, Clinton and the Republican Party Ill consider that a roaring success.
I still feel that one of main reasons “they” hate Trump is that his election SHOWED how much the most important sector of the American citizen electorate proved how much they are FED UP WITH A CORRUPT, DO-NOTHING Washington politician club.
Trump proved that these voters want a dedicated, patriotic government and exposed the present cadre for what it is.
These politicians must blame someone, anyone, other than themselves for what they are....
How North Carolinians ever elected this Judas is beyond me; he has been like this for two years, Burr constantly and deferntially deferring to the odious Mark Warner like he is a nervous butler rather than the actual chairthing of the committee, bowing and scraping before Mueller and Comey instead of LEADING the committee, constantly carping about nonexistent collusion, and doing not a damned thing about the real scandal here that dwarfs Watergate, the attempt using taxpayer funds by the CIA and FBI to pick a Presidential candidate and screw their opposition with lies, deceit, planted magpies, and constant and defamatory falsehoods. The songbird Richard Burr has been noticeably silent on all of the latter, real scandal.
Watch what comes along behind.
It would be led out by the same fruit-cakes that destroyed the RP.
Under the Clinton’s there was talk of a religions awakening. It was my thought that the Clinton’s would exploit that and turn it into something the Devil would love.
The Deep State is alive and well in the R.P. We don’t know who they all are. They would rise up to screw over any new effort to oppose Leftist anarchy.
I remember early movements in the direction of awakening, such as the Promise Keepers.
Anyone familiar enough with scripture knows that that sort of exploitation of faith is to be expected. Take the talk of dear Mr. Butty.
But, wherever sin abounded, grace superabounded to believers. We could see a revival in the actual Christ, ranging from middling to extraordinary. Losing one's foundations has a way of prompting one to call out to the Builder. And if we have one, we shouldn't give the devil any airtime that belongs to God.
I tend to think the GOP will weather it and be remade. Never-Trump is the set of people who were expecting a GOP Savior President with a set of brilliant intellectual ideas. And Trump the past playboy and high roller and repeated bankruptcy case isn’t at all from that sort of background. Trump got a vision from God in the midst of his wallowing in the mud, and he went forward in that vision. This is going to dawn on more and more Never-Trumps.
Thanks for the thoughts.
Well they are intended to be bible thoughts, and inasmuch as they are, God deserves the thanks and celebration for them.
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