Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Tangos For Trump

One year ago, the worst terror attack in Belgium’s history occurred at the Zaventum airport in Brussels.  At least 31 people were killed by simultaneous attacks at the airport and the subway systems.

While the Belgians were in the midst of scraping the blood off the walls of their airport, people were still dying.  Others had not yet been found amidst the rubble.

The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer pressed on with his trip to Cuba to watch an exposition game between the Tampa Rays and the Cuban National Team where he was videotaped doing the wave with Raul Castro and danced the tango at a state dinner in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  No Fred Astaire, it was as cringe-worthy as watching Geraldo Rivera on Dancing With The Stars.

Then-candidate Trump tweeted, “The president looks and sounds so ridiculous making his speech in Cuba, especially in the shadows of Brussels.”

Obama was roundly criticized for his stupendous insensitivity and lack of common decency.  He shrugged it off at a press conference with Argentinean President Mauricio Macri saying, “It is important for us to not respond with fear.  A lot of it is also going to be to say you do not have power over us.  We are strong.  Our values are right.”
Macri will meet with President Trump at the White House around 11 AM. Later in the day he is scheduled to hold meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and with House Speaker Paul Ryan before attending an event with the US Chamber of Commerce.

According to Bloomberg, Macri will try to “rekindle a relationship that goes back three decades, but which hit the rocks before the US election” when he openly backed Hillary Clinton.

The report continues, “Macri will be looking to put that diplomatic indiscretion behind him as he attempts to leverage his past relationship with Trump to help open up access for Argentine products in the US market, even as the US leader threatens to re-write the NAFTA agreement with Mexico. As relations between the US and other Latin American countries are put on hold, Macri is in a unique position use the friendship with Trump to Argentina’s advantage.”

UPDATE:  President Trump and the leaders of Mexico and Canada agreed Wednesday to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the White House said Wednesday night. 

"It is my privilege to bring NAFTA up to date through renegotiation," Trump said in a statement. "It is an honor to deal with both President Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Trudeau, and I believe that the end result will make all three countries stronger and better."

The White House added that Trump "agreed not to terminate NAFTA at this time" and that all three leaders "agreed to proceed swiftly, according to their required internal procedures, to enable the renegotiation" of the trade deal to "the benefit of all three countries." 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Squeal Team 6 Goes Full Boar

Sheikh Anwar al-Assi, the Ubaid tribe’s chieftain told The Times of London a herd of wild boars overran an ISIS position about 50 miles southwest of Kirkuk, Iraq. 

Three fighters from ISIS were near a Peshmerga checkpoint in al-Rashad when some rampaging feral boars killed them.  Some refugees in the area saw the partially devoured bodies on the edge of a farm.

Three days before the boars attacked al-Assi said ISIS militants massacred 25 people fleeing to Kirkuk from ISIS-held Hawija on the road from Mosul to Baghdad.

Weighing over 600 lbs. and equipped with razor-sharp tusks, a group of wild boars will encircle an unsuspecting victim and attack from the rear.  It’s not a pretty sight, just ask Mason Verger from the Ridley Scott flick Hannibal.

Say it with me now:  Allahu Ham Hockbar!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey Shakespeare, You’re Mentally Lazy

Democrats still haven’t figured out why they keep losing elections.  When the Party leadership decided to make Tom Perez its chairman it signaled just how ruthless their politics are.

Whatever happened to that “When they go low, we go high” theme?  Perez’s sustained routine of profanity is calculated to motivate the base and bring the Party back into power.  I didn’t think there was anyone crazier than Debbie Wasserman Schultz?  Silly me.

While on a contrived “Unity Tour” in Las Vegas, Perez pointed out there was a child in the audience but kept right on swearing.


A feeble brain uses profanity to express itself forcibly.  When you’ve lost CNN…

Mean Tweets: The Jug-Earred F***’s “Next Job” Edition

Who’s Your Favorite X-Men?

…apparently picking Caitlyn Jenner would be inappropriate.

Via The Hollywood Reporter—Conservative street artist Sabo has appropriated Stephen King’s story It to portray Caitlyn Jenner as the evil clown.  His posters and fake advertisements showed up Sunday in Los Angeles around the Fox News Bureau and Fox Studios in time for Tucker Carlson’s interview of Jenner.

In the faux ads appearing on bus benches for the upcoming movie, Jenner is seen peeking out of a sewer drain, where the clown from It dwells, trying to lure unsuspecting children into his lair. “Tonight on Tucker Carlson: IT,” reads the text. “Based on a novel reality.”

Fox News did not respond to The Hollywood Reporter’s request for comment.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

When I meet a man I ask myself, "Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?"





Saturday, April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day From The Hermit Nation (They Really Know How To Celebrate)


The bright lights of Seoul, South Korea (left) as seen from the Hubble telescope stand in stark contrast to the darkness of North Korea. Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, is the small dot in the center. China is to the far right.

Friday, April 21, 2017

About That ”Super-Mighty” Boast From The Norks

Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper for North Korea’s ruling Worker’s Party wrote, “In the case of our super-mighty pre-emptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only US imperialists’ invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas, but the US mainland and reduce them to ashes.”

Some are taking the blustery boasts seriously.  Chickens throughout the tiny hermit kingdom are crossing the road to get away from the tubby tyrant’s long-range missiles.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chelsea Trying to Broaden Her Base?

New In The O’Reilly Series Of Books: Killing Bill

On Tuesday, the day before the Intertoobs blew up over the firing of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News, protesters were demanding the cable news network pull the plug on him.  According to NBC News, the protesters were handing out fliers with O’Reilly’s likeness and the warning “Danger”.  They hung movie theater-sized posters throughout New York City and asked passersby, “Have you been sexually harassed by Bill?”
Fox waited until Wednesday to announce it was parting ways despite rumblings for weeks.  In its statement 21st Century Fox said, “After a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the Company and Bill O’Reilly have agreed that Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the Fox News Channel.”
The attorney for the oustered star of The O’Reilly Factor, Mark Kasowitz said of the decision, “[O’Reilly] is being subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist America.”
Kasowitz is being a bit of a fabulist calling the roiling scandal unprecedented.  The cover-up, as they say, is worse than the scandal.
O’Reilly is clearly not a darling of the Left and he doesn’t give the Right any warm fuzzies either.  The consensus seems to be he is very domineering and difficult to work with based on his well-documented tantrums such as the leaked video from ABC’s Inside Edition.
His release from Fox isn’t the first time he’s been fired.  He had a brief stop for an internship at WPLG Channel 10, an ABC-affiliated television station located in Miami.
O'Reilly's most memorably bloody shows have mostly involved liberal targets. And his twin Moby Dicks, the interviews he'd most love and knows he'll never get, are both liberals: Jesse Jackson (O'Reilly has devoted 56 shows, at last count, to probing the finances of Jackson's nonprofit foundation) and Hillary Clinton (for years, a doormat emblazoned with her face sat in front of his office). 
O'Reilly will even admit to lying in bed at night fantasizing about Clinton—about interviewing her, that is. In his dream, he asks half a dozen pointed questions about Whitewater and the suicide of Clinton White House attorney Vince Foster. The seething Clinton finally breaks her silence with a command to her Secret Service escort: "You can shoot him now, boys." 
"That would be great television,” says a wistful O'Reilly, presumably referring to an interview and not the shooting part. "That would be an Event. Jesse Jackson, too. But neither one of them is ever going to happen."
I never much cared for the guy except when he verbally annihilated squishes like Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera.  Those moments I will miss.

Up Your Game

Hair wields its own measure of power.  This little tin pot dictator executes his top officials for the slightest misstep.  The lesson here is if the guy with the chubby lesbian haircut enters the room everybody should say, “Looking good, Un.”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

George Soros and Hollywood Liberals Want a Receipt

Jon Ossoff failed to win a 50% plus one majority in last night's Georgia 6th District special election. Nine million dollars from outside the district (as opposed to $1,000 raised locally) wasn't enough to buy the Democrats an election. There'll be a one on one runoff in June.

Victory Starved Anti-Trump Hollywood Braintrust Hardest Hit By Georgia Special Election Results

He misrepresented his national security credentials for months, was caught "making shit up" about Nate Silver in a fundraising email and despite the extensive Democratic support, Jon Ossoff finished with 48.1% in a special election where he needed to garner 50% plus 1 to win.
The pencil-necked carpetbagger must now face off against Republican Karen Handel, former Georgia Secretary of State, in a June 20th runoff.

Democrats were convinced a win for Ossoff would be a catalyst for their victory starved party in the 2018 midterm elections, though Republicans would still have a roughly 44-seat majority in the House and a four-seat advantage in the Senate.

Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who at one time lamented Muslims have become “the new young black men” and admitted that he “really wanted” the San Bernardino terrorists to be white so as not to bring more scrutiny toward Muslims, cut a radio ad for Ossoff imploring, "Stop Donald Trump, a man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism.  Remember what happened the last time people stayed home. We got stuck with Trump. We have to channel the great vengeance and furious anger we have for this administration into votes at the ballot box. Do your friends and family a favor. Hell, do yourself a favor and vote on April 18, and make sure to vote for the Democratic Party."

Former spokesman for Hillary tweeted:
Here comes the Boomity!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lying His Ossoff

Mr. Miyagi Call Your Office

I saw a Tweet this morning that tickled my funny bone.  Chris Cillizza, CNN’s Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large captured a video of an interview featuring CNN’s New Day host Chris Cuomo and Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District candidate Jon Ossoff (D) and posted it to Twitter.

Ossoff is embroiled in a battle to wrest away the seat vacated by Rep. Tom Price, a Republican, who was tapped to become President Trump’s Health and Human Services Secretary.

The “jungle primary” includes 11 Republicans and 4 Democrats.  If no candidate tops 50%, the top two finishers will advance to a June 20th runoff.

Ossoff is the liberal darling that Democrats are pinning their hopes on to “make Trump furious”.  He has raised an unfathomable $8.3 million for his race with 95% of his funding coming from outside the state of Georgia, but guess what…he can’t even vote for himself because he lives outside the district for which he is running.

When I saw the video it reminded me of The Karate Kid, the 1984 flick which made the quote “Wax On, Wax Off” wildly popular back in the day.  In it you will see two campaign signs affixed to railing over Ossoff’s shoulders.  A gust of wind catches one of them.  The chyron CNN plastered across the screen reads:  Political Barometer?

It’s on a loop. First the sign is up; then it’s down. Up. Down.  Wax off. Wax on.  Ossoff.  Osson.
A wave of outside groups have descended to target the guy who played with light sabres in his dorm room.  His polling has vacillated between 39 and 45%.  He currently stands at 42.8% according to Real Clear Politics.  No public polling has put him above 47%.

If a well-funded Democrat like Ossoff can’t break 40 percent in an open race against a fractured Republican field, it would be a signal that Trump’s job approval won’t be transferred to Congress easily in the 2018 midterms and that would shatter the dreams of Hollywood and the swamp dwellers of the Beltway.

Polls close at 7:00 PM ET.  CNN will breathlessly present a map of Georgia with demographics and exit polls and drone endlessly on about how this election is a referendum on Trump.  Can’t wait to see Wolf Blitzer hang his furry head in despair.

Spicey Poetry

During Monday’s White House Easter Egg Roll, several senior White House aides joined in on the holiday fun.  Among them was White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer who read to a group of children on the South Lawn.

After the media had finished snapping photos of Spicey reading “How to Catch the Easter Bunny” by Australian children’s writer Adam Wallace, he quickly switched books and entertained the crowd with some spicey poetry to mock the new book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign in bookstores today.
“Shattered” creates a picture of a shockingly inept campaign hobbled by hubris and unforced errors, and haunted by a sense of self-pity and doom, summed up in one Clinton aide’s mantra throughout the campaign: ‘We’re not allowed to have nice things.’”
One lefty blog I read astonishingly declared, “Donald Trump is now looking like he is at risk of turning out to be one of the worst presidents in our history. Hillary Clinton, with her poor judgment and the blind support of many Democrats who ignore her mistakes and corruption, very well could have done even more harm to the country.”

NOTE FROM OUR ATTORNEY:  Mr. Spicer did not have a copy of the Jonathan Allen and Arnie Parnes book.  Who the hell would?

Monday, April 17, 2017

Effective Up To Distances Of 20 Feet

Everybody knows by now North Korea’s provocative missile launch around dawn on Easter Sunday was a colossal failure having exploded 4.5 seconds after liftoff humiliating the tubby tyrant Kim Jong Un.

The DPRK has yet to admit the launch was a dud.  What made Jong’s Nodong go wrong?  Was it manufacturing problems and military incompetence?  Or did the US Cyber Command zap it out of the sky?

North Korea’s military commanders are as nervous as virgins at a prison rodeo.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself.




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Wishing You A Very Happy Easter

Salvation was bought to us by Jesus' nail-pierced hands.  He destroyed His enemies by dying for them.  If the cross were the end of the story we would have no hope.

Easter brings us hope.  May it linger in our hearts forever.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sumbahdee Say Chockerat Cake?

Saturday was a super big day for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  State-run television broadcast the hermit nation’s military might during a parade celebrating the birth of the nation’s founder Kim Il Sung.

It was an impressive array of papier-mâché and polystyrene missiles perched on flatbed trucks.  There were even older technology Russian T34 tanks clattering down Kim Il Sung Square.  I hope someone called The Antiques Roadshow.

At one point, goose-stepping soldiers chanted in the direction of Dear Leader “We will die for you.”  It was a rogue’s gallery of starving, indoctrinated slaves.
The braggadocio of North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol was especially entertaining on the eve of the Day of the Sun festivities.  “North Korea will go to war if the US rashly attempts to carry out a military provocation.”  Han added that the sixth nuclear test was a decision to be made by the North Korean leadership and if the leadership decided a test was necessary it would carry it out at a time and place of its choosing.  Ooooh.  Scary dude.

At 5:21 PM ET North Korea launched a missile near Sinpo.  It blew up almost immediately according to US Pacific Command.

I’m sure, like an overweight version of Pee Wee Herman, Dear Leader will say, “I meant to do that!” 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pudgy Nork Despot Shouldn’t Pre-Pay For Any Magazine Subscriptions

The USS Carl Vinson Strike Group 1 has finally arrived off the coast of the Korean Peninsula according to the Japan Times.

An editorial in the North Korean state-run propaganda rag Pyongyang News blustered:
“Shortly ago, the US Air Force based in Japan conducted the first air-refueling to the latest stealth fighter F-35B. The US should not harbor a foolish daydream that it can stifle the DPRK.  That will lead it to doom.”
And today the mouthpiece newspaper boastfully declared:
The army and people of the DPRK are staging an all-out struggle for building a sci-tech power, economic power and highly-civilized nation despite all sorts of sanctions and war drills of the imperialists. 
Neither nuclear threat nor economic sanctions can hold in check the dynamic advance of the army and people of the DPRK who have turned out in their efforts to build an invincible socialist power under the banner of independence and Songun. 
We urge the new US administration to see the strategic position of the DPRK as a nuclear power, face up to the trend of the times and behave with prudence and self-restraint and make a courageous decision to make a switchover in the approach towards the DPRK after drawing a due lesson from the failed DPRK policy of the Obama administration.
The Special Warfare Development Group, best known as SEAL Team 6, is carrying out drills in South Korea.  This is the team responsible for terminating with extreme prejudice al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2011 as part of Operation Neptune Spear.

The 33-year-old pot-bellied dictator with daddy issues thought the report in the Japan Times meant trained seals were in South Korea and was emboldened enough to proclaim, “The U.S. imperialists, engrossed in the hostile policy toward the DPRK century after century, should be mindful that the time of nightmare is coming nearer when they will meet the most disastrous, final doom on the US mainland.”

Nope.  Those are highly trained, lethal Navy SEALS, you nimrod.

With today’s announcement that Air Force Special Operations Command unleashed hell in the form of a 21,000-pound MOAB bomb in Afghanistan packing a mile-wide blast area in all directions must have made the “crazy fat kid” plotz his black pantsuit and no doubt cast a pall on Saturday’s Day of the Sun celebration. 

Talk about pissing in somebody’s cornflakes.

Laughably Stupid WaPo “Journalist” Awarded Prestigious Kim Jong-Un Prize For Contributions To Journalism

The cascading outbreak of hoof and mouth disease continues apace; this time from a ham-fisted fool at The Washington Post.

Daniel W. Drezner and his “hard-working staff” do not like Attorney General Jeff Sessions.  No sir, not one bit.  Their reasons:  he was the first senator to endorse Donald Trump, he dismissed divergent views as “soulless globalism” and he’s bringing back the war on drugs.

Clinging fervently to his reflexive outrage, Drezner merely glanced at a Tweet from Josh Dawsey, a Politico White House reporter, who truncated a line from Sessions’ speech to the US Border Patrol while visiting the US-Mexico border in Nogales, AZ.
The useful idiot jumped to conclusions assuming use of the word “filth” was intended to describe illegal immigrants so he intemperately fired off this Tweet:
Here’s the problem for Drezner.  He skimmed The Wall Street Journal piece containing the Attorney General’s prepared remarks.  Sessions deviated from those remarks saying instead:
“Along this border, transnational gangs like MS-13 and international cartels flood our country with drugs and leave death and violence in their wake. And it is here that criminal aliens and the coyotes and the document-forgers seek to overthrow our system of lawful immigration.” 
“Let’s stop here for a moment. When we talk about MS-13 and the cartels, what do we mean? We mean international criminal organizations that turn cities and suburbs into war-zones, that rape and kill innocent citizens and who profit by smuggling poison and other human beings across our borders. Depravity and violence are their calling cards, including brutal machete attacks and beheadings.” 
“It is here, on this sliver of land, on this border, where we first take our stand.”
Using the excuse he had to rush off to a meeting with students and colleagues, he did not carefully read the speech and jumped to his own conclusions.  Something he regretted after the Tweet had already gone viral.  He was astoundingly wrong and, to his credit, later apologized. 
After TPM’s Josh Marshall tweeted, “Sessions’ speechwriter goes full Stormfront in border speech” and Daily Kos’ Gabe Ortiz tweeted, “’We take our stand against this filth.’ Sessions speech goes full-on white nationalist,” Geraldo Rivera AKA Jerry Rivers appeared on Fox News Outnumbered yesterday repeating the false charge:
"I don't mind the tough talk, because it's deterred people trying the Southern border, and that's a good thing because it's so dangerous for them. To stabilize the border is a good thing. But I'm absolutely deeply hurt and offended by the tone of this language. This attorney general by using words like 'filth' to describe the undocumented immigrants coming across the Southern border, it smacks of a racist tint to me that I find repulsive." 
I said all that to say this:  There are some people out there who believe a movie about a tornado full of sharks is true.  Is it any wonder Americans distrust the media? 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Gorsuch Confirmed 54-45, Chuck Schumer Hardest Hit



Gorsuch confirmed...this is not exactly breaking news, is it? In fact, he's getting sworn in today at the White House. But, I saw this over at Polination, and the numbers struck me.
A) “Joe Donnelly (IN), Heidi Heitcamp (ND) and Joe Manchin (WV)”
Q) Name three Democrats up for reelection, in states that voted heavily for Trump.
Fifty-one would have been a bare majority. Gorsuch passed with three to spare. Three Democrats voted to confirm...Hmm. A bandwagon, perhaps??

One of the dirty little secrets of politics, is the ability of Congress Critters to cast a vote in such a manner so as to bamboozle, to use our former president's favorite word, one's constituents in order to deceive them, as you fleece them of their votes. First, is there any one among us who believes that if the vote were say, forty nine to forty nine that any of these three would have cast a deciding vote to put a conservative on the Supreme Court and risk the wrath of their party to do so? I don't think so.

Each party in the Senate and House have a Majority and Minority "Whip". The whip is responsible for counting votes and making sure that the party faithful follow the party line, or face the consequences. With just one exception, that is, hot button issues in an election year. We've seen this in the past.

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

If I can’t have it all, can I at least have some of yours?




Sunday, April 9, 2017

Kevin Harvick Wins First NASCAR Pole Award

Kevin Harvick with unidentified object

I don't spend a lot of time on the sports page. MLB lost me with the strikes. The NFL went SJW and left me behind, so I usually don't give the sports section more than a cursory glance. But something caught my eye yesterday: A NASCAR driver proudly holding a rifle.

This had possibilities!

But I checked several stories, mostly All Pablum, which never got around to telling us exactly what he'd won. Tupperware? A doorstop?? A year's supply of tofu burgers???

Just an educated guess on my part, but it looks a little like a lever action carbine. (Gun, to the uninitiated). Can't tell the caliber, but it looks like it might be tricked out a bit with some badges, maybe some special engraving. Would have been nice to acknowledge the gunmaker with at least a mention of his name. With the myriad of sponsors' logos on his jacket, NASCAR does not seem averse to capitalism.

 Must be an AP thing?

A Palm Sunday Wish For You

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Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song,
Praising my Savior all the day long.

Perfect submission, perfect delight,
Visions of rapture now burst on my sight;
Angels, descending, bring from above
Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.

Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest,
Watching and waiting, looking above,
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love.

May the spirit of this Palm Sundaythe wonders of this holy season, and the beauty of springtime fill your heart with joy and your life with love. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Chuck Schumer’s Failure Is Now Complete

You lose. You get nothing.  Good day, sir!

Giving Us Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch Is Way Better Than Getting Beat Up By “Workout Bands” Isn’t It Harry?

UPDATE:  Welcome readers of iOTWReport.  We thank the kind folks at iOTWReport for linking to this post. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Think Of Trump’s Airstrikes On Syria As 59 Really Bad-Ass Tweets

“Those weren’t pallets of cash flying into Syria.  Those were beautiful, beautiful tomahawk cruise missiles.  I like my enemy airbases like I like my steaks.  Burnt to a goddamn crisp.  I can tell you that.”

NOTE FROM OUR ATTORNEY:  This is not an actual quote from Putin’s puppet.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Which Alinksyite Scumbags CONSPIRED With Democrats To File An Ethics Complaint Against Devin Nunes?


Early Thursday morning, Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Devin Nunes issued a statement (his statement is shown on the above graphic) saying he was stepping aside as chairman due to an investigation being launched by the House Ethics Committee.

The probe into Russian “meddling” in the 2016 presidential election will be taken over by Reps. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Tom Rooney (R-FL).


Rep. Mike Conaway, a Republican, will take Nunes's position as chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as the Ethics Committee begins its probe.

Chairwoman and Ranking Mamber, Susan Brooks (R-IN), released the following statement:
The Committee is aware of public allegations that Representative Devin Nunes may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information, in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.  The Committee, pursuant to Committee Rule 18(a), is investigating and gathering more information regarding these allegations.  
The Committee has determined to investigate these allegations in order to fulfill its institutional obligation, under House Rule X, clause 11(g)(4), to investigate certain allegations of unauthorized disclosures of classified information, and to determine if there has been any violation of the Code of Official Conduct under House Rule XXIII, clause 13.  The Committee notes that the mere fact that it is investigating these allegations, and publicly disclosing its review, does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred, or reflect any judgment on behalf of the Committee.  
In order to comply with Committee Rule 7 regarding confidentiality, out of fairness to all respondents, and to assure the integrity of its work, the Committee will refrain from making further public statements on this matter pending completion of its initial review.
The 18a investigation, as it’s known, has subpoena power and may also look into what Nunes told Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump when he briefed them following his March 22 press conference.

During that press conference Nunes said, “I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored. It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing.”

Democrats became apoplectic and alleged Nunes was acting like a presidential pawn.  One truly unhinged lefty website went so far as to say, “Nunes openly mishandled classified information in an attempt to shield President Trump from an investigation into his potentially treasonous collusion with agents of a hostile foreign power to subvert our democratic system, yet we hear not a peep from those on the right.”

A hometown newspaper for Rep. Conaway may have given us a clue into at least one Democrat responsible for filing this ridiculous complaint with the Ethics Committee.

The Texas Tribune notes, “Nunes' tenure during the investigation was deeply troubled. Most committee Democrats, including US Rep. Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, called on him to step down from that role after a series of unorthodox meetings and communications with White House officials.”

McClatchy DC revealed the names of the Alinskyite scumbags who filed the complaint:
The liberal group MoveOn.org Civic Action previously filed a federal ethics complaint on March 28 with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Nunes. In his statement Thursday, Nunes did not specify which of what he called “several leftwing activist groups” he was responding to. 
Nunes also acted a day after two groups, Democracy 21 and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics alleging that Nunes had improperly made public confidential information.
Democrats may have just outfoxed themselves.  Their nightmare scenario came to pass when Susan Rice admitted to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that she DID unmask names and now they’ve got a ravenous tiger in Trey Gowdy taking up the gauntlet of getting to the truth.  You can almost hear them pissing their pants.

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