War has been declared!! With President Trump as the “overseer” — on the Republican’s side — in cahoots with Tulare, CA’s gift to the world — the supposedly Honorable Congressman Nunes, representin’ California’s 23rd, in the conservative, central part of the state, who will continue to be Trump’s front-line spear carrier — yep, that’s the same guy that was caught “red“-handed in that earlier, somewhat criminal, “unmaskin’ affair”!! Remember he got info from the White House and went directly to that “secret place” where all national secrets are kept — and discovered that Susan Rice — from Obama’s inner-circle — had released secret docs — or somethin’ like that. And returned to the White House with his “explosive ifno”!! Nunes was found to be a dishonest and a willin’ perpetrator and promulgator of false information — and directly in cahoots with the White House. At that time, early in the Trump presidency, he had recused himself from the House Intellience Committee’s leadership — re: the “investigation-of-the-2016-Russian-interference” in the 2016 United States presidential race! (What a mouth-ful!!). [aside: To your blogger, it sure seems strange that he’s back and is the leader of the pack — with all the Republicans followin’ his lead, in releasin’ THE MEMO!! I thought that after the unmaskin’ affair he was “side-lined“!! It would seem to me that he should not be involved — yet, he and his staff, plus (that ever-involved representative, who will not stand for re-election) South Carolina’s Trey Gowdy!! Along with Nunes — in my book — they are two specimens of a lower caliber type of human bein’!!
[aside: Dear blog-reader, if you are not aware of, or familiar with, the Christopher Steele-dossier — I would urge you to “google it” — and just scan and investigate its background and substance — the why, when, how and wherefore — of its existence. And in so doin’, check out the reputation and veracity of its author and the U.S. folks he worked for — in preparin’ the dossier. It is the essence or seed of Nunes’ “THE MEMO” — and one should always remember that the dossier’s original creation was generated by a Republican candidate/opponent of Trump’s — for the Republican presidential nomination. The seed or root of its creation was not from a liberal democrat — but from a red-blooded Republican. In addition, it is my understandin’ that before he made contact, the FBI had already been alerted to the Russian involvement in our election — by the Aussies!! (Good ole Papadopoulos!!) Steele’s initial contact with the FBI was to inform them that a crime was in progress (and his FBI contact was with someone he had been involved with before).]
But, back to THE MEMO — the key subject involved is Carter Page, an early unpaid volunteer on Trump’s staff (or he thought he was) — and he looks and acts like a real-life characterization of Dopey from Disney’s Snow White movie — the one with the seven dwarfs!! I have come to think of his “persona” as an act — and he sure is good at it!! I don’t believe anybody can be as stupid and bumbly as he looks and acts — he has given an anti-U.S. speech at a Russian university. He just can’t be as dumb as he looks! But, in 2013, he was identified by the FBI, and he was apprised of the fact, that he was involved with two Russian spies (who were later kicked out of the country). This 2013 involvement with those bad Russian hombres, and Carter Page’s more recent visits to Russia, includin’ his university (anti-U.S.) speech, were enough for the FBI to want to surveil him — particularly when he showed up, in early 2016 as an apparent member of the Trump team!! Therefore, the FISA requests came about — in THE MEMO; and the Republicans emphasize that the later requests were generated, at least in part, by information from the Steele dossier — which is what I believe is the crux of THE MEMO!!
Whoa!!,(“ole guy”, who rambles)! Stop, stop, stop, whoa!, hold-your-horses!! Quit tryin’ to be correct — tryin’ to read every detail of THE MEMO and tryin’ to pick it apart. You readers can “google” or “bing” or “whatever”– and read THE MEMO text — and figure out why it exists! Involved are Devin Nunes and his staff (he’s the House Republican Intelligence Committee chairman), Trey Gowdy, (the ever, vocal commitee member — on the far right), Carter Page (subject of the FISA’s, and known past conspirator with Russian spies), all of the other Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee (where only one defection would have solved the problem by avoidin’ THE MEMO‘s release!), and finally, the entire White House staff up to and includin’ POTUS!! These folks make up the RED team!
And on the BLUE‘s side: the Statue of Liberty (aka Lady Liberty), James Comey (former FBI Director and a true patriot), Rod Rosenstein, deputy Head of the Justice Dept (the DOJ), who is Trump’s Republican appointee to the job — and is Mueller’s boss; Andrew McCabe (just retired/forced out by Trump — was Assistant FBI Director, and whose Democratic wife had received $$$ from Hillary in a state-wide race); Christopher Wray (current FBI Director — the Trump-appointed replacement for Comey); Adam Schiff (Representative re: California’s 28th re: L.A. County, and head Dem on the House Intel Committee); none other than Christopher Steele — who may be the true hero in this whole mish-o’-gosh!!! (Maybe, just maybe, this British former spy has been riskin’ his life for what he did — forget the “maybe” — Steele has truly risked his life!! — everyone knows how the Russians can get even or administer “get-even” pills to their enemies — check out the death of Alexander Litvenko (lethal plutonium 210 induces acute radiation syndrome — death!!) — and finally (back-to-the-good guys), a true American patriot — Senator John McCain who (just overheard him on TV) has just pronounced that THE MEMO is doin’ Putin’s job for him!! [aside: I could add lots of names of so many current true American heroes to this list — the ones on the side of “right” — not the political “right”, mind you (there are both “lefties” and “righties” in the political sense), one very good person, bein’ the former actin’ Attorney General Sally Yates — who, as early as a week into the Trump administration, warned the White House lawyer Don McGahn — about the then-National-Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s “crimes”!! When it comes to the FBI and the DOJ — there are no lefties nor righties — they are citizen- heroes of the United States and God bless ’em!!
What THE MEMO will ultimately prove is that Devin Nunes and his staff are basically traitors in many respects — people within our own government — who are makin’ it easier for a foreign government to meddle and distort and disrupt the inner workin’s of the government of the United States of America — our own dearly beloved country!! There is no doubt (in this blogger’s mind) that the Russians were involved in our recent presidential election. (I do believe that every reader will agree to that.) They did everything possible to assist in electin’ Donald Trump as POTUS.! — period, exclamation point.! As much as it seemed a fantasy and that it couldn’t happen — the Ruskies were successful. So, O.K. — Trump is now president!! You and I have to live with that! But, if there were illegal shenanigans durin’ the elections — such as, “collusion” by any of the Trump folks (Carter Page, Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, etc., etc., and possibly includin’ some of Trump’s inner circle.) — then every true citizen of the United States should want the guilty parties identified — and ultimately punished!!
After the inauguration, the lies, the tweets — and the challenges of “fake news” — are some of the other shenanigans that are goin’ on right in front of our noses!! Then, the firin’ of FBI Director James Comey — and the installation of Mueller to ferret out the bad hombres!! That Comey firin’ was certainly an “obstruction” of justice. And recall — the June ’16 emails and meetin’ with all those Russians — while Trump, Jr. salivated over the idea, and attended by Kushner and Manafort (that was collusion!). It was the manner in which Trump himself, later, tried to cover up that meeting — remember, it was all about “adoptions”!! Bullsh*t!! That’s a down-right lie and it’s “obstruction of justice”. Then just in the last day or so — the news that beautiful and talented Hope Hicks — Trump’s communication chief (or somethin’ like that) made a slip. It has been exposed that she stated that the email Trump sent (re: “adoptions) would “never see the light of day“!! I can only presume that is destruction of — whoops!!, I mean; “obstruction of justice”!! I think I have done enough damage for today!! I’ll let the TV folks and the rest of the world deal with THE MEMO!! I hope that the Dems on the Intel Committee will release their version, maybe even illegally — sorta like the Ellsberg Papers about the Viet Nam War — which were illegally released to the press!! [aside: The wife and I saw “The Post” last week — that’s how the ole guy remembered the story about the law-breakin’ (hero) Daniel Ellsberg!!)
It’s Friday! — it’s February 2nd ’18! — and it’s Ground Hog Day!! Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow this mornin’ — that means six more weeks of winter. But, who cares, ’cause on Sunday — when my wunnerful Patriots stomp on the Philly Eagles — it’ll be played in the relatively new Minneapolis, MN — U.S. Bank Stadium — and it’s enclosed. So, who cares what that silly ground hog thinks or predicts!! The two pro football teams will play the final game of the season in a warm and comfortable place, on a dry field with a controlled and moderate temperature — and that will help the somewhat old, and possibly mildly arthritic New England (40-year-ole) q-b — Tom Brady!! So, I’ll end this with a “GO Patriots!! Beat those damn Eagles!! On this comin’ Sunday afternoon!! ‘n that’s finally — ‘nuf ……….