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Democrats Have Lost Their Monopoly on the News Cycle
Rush ^ | October 25, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 10/25/2019 4:47:45 PM PDT by Kaslin

RUSH: What do you mean, they’ve lost the monopoly of the news cycle? Folks, it’s all over the news that there is now a criminal investigation of the investigation into Trump! That’s all over the news cycle now. It’s everywhere. The New York Times, the Washington Post. And they’re doing CYA stuff on it.

What’s the first thing CNN did? They went and got one of the conspirators, they went and got Andy McCabe to come out, and Andy McCabe told the Papadopoulos lie. I’m telling you, this is gonna be warp speed now because they think they have lost the news cycle with this indictment talk. You know, indictments? That’s what a grand jury means. Criminal investigation, we’re not at that stage in this impeachment yet. This impeachment business stuff is still an illusion. They’re still trying to create an illusion. This is real over here.

This is a criminal investigation of what happened to Donald Trump, not a criminal investigation of Donald Trump. This is a criminal investigation of Brennan, of Comey, of Clapper, of Stefan Halper, of MI5 and MI6. Many people in the FBI, James Baker at the FBI, the Ohrs.

Folks, I’m gonna tell you something else. We’re just getting warmed up. Next week — you know, I’ve cited the work of a man named Lee Smith to you throughout the past two and a half years as I have sought to tell you the truth about this investigation and about the FBI’s attempt to plant spies, embed spies in the Trump campaign. I got up and dug out the details of what actually happened with the Papadopoulos story. We’ve interviewed Papadopoulos for The Limbaugh Letter. He’s told his story on those pages.

And Lee Smith does some of the best work. And I’m gonna tell you who everybody really owes in all this is Devin Nunes. Devin Nunes, who ran the Schiff committee before Schiff ran it when the Democrats won election in 2016, Devin Nunes ran the intel committee. Devin Nunes is who uncovered 90% of this. It was Devin Nunes who fed what he had uncovered to media that was interested. If Devin Nunes had not uncovered what he’s uncovered about this, we wouldn’t know half or more of what we know.

Well, Lee Smith has a book that is going to hit next week. Now, I have, because I’m a powerful, influential member of the media, I have a copy. But there’s an embargo on it. But I’m just gonna tell you, I’ll give you one little hint. There’s gonna be some miniature bombshells about the Steele dossier in the Lee Smith book.

When this stuff pops — and I fully expect the mainstream media’s gonna ignore this, they’re gonna try to lump Lee Smith in with all these other people on the right that they think are cuckoo and cockeyed and so forth. But the bottom line of all this is they now, if they don’t realize it yet, they are still thinking about the possibility of losing the monopoly of the news cycle.

Impeachment, that dwarfed everything else, right? Impeachment talk, impeachment inquiry, whatever these fool witnesses were supposedly saying, whatever leaks that Schiff provided to the Times and the Washington Post, that was the news cycle. Not today. An official criminal investigation. They know what that means. It means grand jury. Grand jury’s the way you get indictments. That means indictments are coming. And we don’t have to wait for the indictments. You know, it can be leaked. We can play this game too.

Once indictments start getting leaked, then you’re gonna really see the rats surface and start scurrying for cover. I think when this all blew apart on them — and this is something I’ve said, I’m being repetitive, but I must say it — I think they thought that the final blow in getting Trump was gonna be this whistleblower reporting on the phone call that Trump had with the president of Ukraine. Do not doubt me on this. I think that was their slam dunk.

I think that was their 2019 October Surprise. Even though there’s not an election, this was to be it because they never thought or calculated Trump would ever release the transcript, so they would be able to say that Trump said anything. They put it in the words of the whistleblower, who has anonymity! So the whistleblower gets to say whatever he wants about what Trump said to the president.

And Schiff went out and gave it away by claiming that the whistleblower told him that Trump had demanded the president of Ukraine dig up dirt, make up dirt, said this eight or nine times. Trump releases the transcript and it blows the entire whistleblower plan sky-high. It just preempted it.

They never thought Trump would do it. They thought he would protect the presidency. They thought he would rely on separation of powers, executive privilege, and not endanger, by setting a precedent, that future precedents would reveal and release the contents of private phone calls. The problem is that Trump can’t sit by and let people lie about what was on the phone call. So he released the transcript. Blows the whistleblower out of the water every other whistleblower.

We don’t even hear about the whistleblower now. The Democrats are saying, “Well, we may not even need whistleblower.” That’s not what it is. The whistleblower is worthless. The whistleblower has been exposed as knowing nothing. The whistleblower admittedly secondhand, didn’t hear the phone call.

They were gonna lie through their teeth like McCabe is lying about Papadopoulos. Like Brennan and Clapper and Comey are lying about everything they’ve done here. They were gonna lie about what this whistleblower said. This was gonna be it. This was where they were gonna get Trump and his supporters split apart.

This was where they were going to show that Trump does collude with foreign governments. This was it. They may not have been able to prove it in Russia, they’re saying, but we’re gonna get him in Ukraine. We’re gonna prove that Trump was asking Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden just like he did get help from Putin! This was gonna be the narrative. Schiff met with the whistleblower, we now know, spearheaded and shepherded the whistleblower through the process. Then it blows up when Trump reveals the transcript.

I thought they thought they’d have a slam dunk, a narrative with a direct, nonstop route to impeachment. Now that’s all blown. They’ve lost the magic of impeachment. The whistleblower’s gone away. Now there is a criminal investigation that has been officially set up with a grand jury. We have Barr and Durham back from Italy where they have returned with some BlackBerry’s that contain communications details of some of the principals here.

So this is what I mean by having lost the monopoly of the news cycle. You can boil it down by saying that this — this is kind of like when Barr admitted in testimony or acknowledged in testimony before another House committee that, yeah, I think the Trump campaign was spied on. Remember how that was a bombshell? Remember how they went nuts? Because that switched it. That took us from being on defense, moved this over to offense. This is what has happened today.

So that’s all I mean by losing the monopoly of the news cycle. They can’t hide or prevent this element of Barr’s investigation from now being part of the news cycle.

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1 posted on 10/25/2019 4:47:46 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Just the table of contents indicates a story that could be one of the greatest movies that will never be made...


2 posted on 10/25/2019 4:56:08 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Kaslin

God Bless and protect Devin Nunes. He is a true patriot.

3 posted on 10/25/2019 5:03:11 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Will the last responsible person leaving California, please turn out the lights.)
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To: Mama_Bear; Jim Robinson; jkphoto; JustAmy

Read this! Devin Nunes is the MAN!!! But then we already knew that.

4 posted on 10/25/2019 5:05:41 PM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (Will the last responsible person leaving California, please turn out the lights.)
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To: Kaslin

Always top material from Rush! Good read!

As to the headline, well... they only own 90% of the news cycle now...

5 posted on 10/25/2019 5:06:24 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Kaslin

Now is the time to go on offense and keep them on their heels.

6 posted on 10/25/2019 5:06:49 PM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Kaslin

Barr was previously AG during Bush I. As a former prosecutor, he presumably won’t convene a grand jury unless he’s somewhat confident of obtaining an indictment. Nobody knows how anything beyond the indictments will play out, but I expect these people are about to have their lives disrupted for an entire year and perhaps beyond that, if Trump wins in 2020. I’ll raise a glass when I read about these people being indicted.

7 posted on 10/25/2019 5:12:32 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: Kaslin

Some people think it’s all meaningless, because no jury within a 100 miles of DC will convict anyone of doing anything against Trump.

But that’s not the point.

There’s a saying: “You might beat the rap, but you won’t beat the ride”. Meaning that just the process of defending yourself against criminal charges is a big punishment. Just ask General Flynn.

Once the indictments happen, then there will be a whole bunch of low-level swamp creatures who will have to retain lawyers, and face perjury charges if they fail to tell all they know on the witness stand. It will go on, and on, and on into 2020.

8 posted on 10/25/2019 5:17:19 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Well the deep state has the anonymous book coming out next week...

9 posted on 10/25/2019 5:18:11 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Anonymous Trump official who wrote New York Times op-ed has a book coming out

10 posted on 10/25/2019 5:21:56 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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Hot dog. I don’t know if I can wait for the paperback.

11 posted on 10/25/2019 5:29:05 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: PapaBear3625
“You might beat the rap, but you won’t beat the ride”
Which is what they've been trying to do to POTUS - now the tables are turning. And the hysterics are off the hook to try and stop him.

12 posted on 10/25/2019 5:36:34 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: All; archy; DuncanWaring; Travis McGee; Absolutely Nobama; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; ...
In 2016 the links like those you published above had some real strength, some power. All solid Right wing 'alternate media'. They could be re-tweeted, they could be used on Facebook. They were the seeds for re-targeting the narrative, and we used them very effectively, the Right that is, in 2016 and it's a big part of how Trump won.

But their power has been greatly diminished by the Social Media Censorship that has been put in place. It's great for educating ourselves. but we're still stuck in our ghetto.

The MSM is still "mainstream". Total unique viewers for the three network news casts is about 23 million people. By contrast Fox's best rated shows Hannity and Tucker get about 3 million viewers.

And you wonder: How come Grandma has never heard of Fusion GPS? Or only knows the Narrative that the Trump admin is corrupt and a lot of people have been jailed by that special investigator - but doesn't know what "spygate" means?

As I've been saying for several years now indictments and only indictments of current or former high ranking or famous people will have any impact in changing the narrative and opening it up to the real story of Obama and his team's wrongdoing.

Sessions, Barr, Durham, Trump, Horowitz, Huber and Jessie K. Liu. None have delivered up a single scalp, right up to this moment.

And that's a damn shame. Because if you consume media from the and of the above alternate Right-leaning outlets, or a couple dozen others like them, they you already know who should be in shackles standing trial, and it ain't Rudy Guilliani.

None of our virtuous, straight-and-narrow future (we hope) heroes have delivered anything yet.

Nada. Zilch. Zero Indictments (Much less the 78,000 sealed but soon-to-be-opened ones that the good folks over on the Endless Thread and their 17th Letter Prophet have been promising for two years now).

We can get more and more excited about it's coming soon - but damn, it's still not here.

Meanwhile the impeachment process, crooked as it is, is moving forward and will surely grind to the desired conclusion of impeaching Trump soon, which will further diminish any indictments that do come down as "tit for tat" "retribution" or "butt covering". Damn! That just infuriates me.

I sure hope the A team (Team Trump) gets in gear and gets some points on the board soon.

When I'm down I like to listen to some blues, and to paraphrase one of the great Jimi Hendrix's songs: "at least I still got my guitar Free Republic" .

Sometimes that's just gotta be enough. Another Friday and it has to be, but I sure hope that soon (One more time with feeling; NOVEMBER) I can replace "when" with Finally!.

Please excuse the slightly off-topic post CWII listees.
Cheers All. Enjoy the weekend.

13 posted on 10/25/2019 5:39:21 PM PDT by Jack Black ("If you believe in things that you don't understand then you suffer" - "Superstition",Stevie Wonder)
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Wow, 330 pages. Now that’s a book!

14 posted on 10/25/2019 5:39:32 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: PapaBear3625
then there will be a whole bunch of low-level swamp creatures who will have to retain lawyers

As a carry on effect they'll have less spare cash available for political donations. A virtuous circle. Momentum works both ways.

15 posted on 10/25/2019 5:42:02 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: PapaBear3625

a grand jury can indict a ham sandwich.

16 posted on 10/25/2019 5:47:13 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: Kaslin

God bless and protect PTrump and all those loyal to him. Cover him and his with Your Hand. Bind the evil against him and smash it to bits tonight.

In Jesus’ Name


17 posted on 10/25/2019 5:48:10 PM PDT by combat_boots (TGod bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust! Hi)
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To: PapaBear3625

“The process is the punishment”

And the government and press have gone a step beyond that, where innuendo is sufficient to trigger “the process.”

Used to great effect against Kavanaugh too.

18 posted on 10/25/2019 5:53:03 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Kaslin

For those that don’t pay attention..MSFT has been awarded a 10 billion dollar contract instead of Amazon. Waiting to see if Dems say it is revenge for WashingtonPost.

19 posted on 10/25/2019 6:02:29 PM PDT by RummyChick ("Pills, money .. this city is wicked. Your best friend will kill you here." Smoove about Baltimore)
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To: Jack Black

20 posted on 10/25/2019 6:09:28 PM PDT by Chode
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