France’s Le Pen Meets Putin on Russian Visit, Seeks Friendship Not Cold War

Quick! Somebody do something about Marine Le Pen. She must be a Russian spy or something.

How can she sit there across the table from the new Hitler. Shocking! Disgusting!

Burn her at the stake like Joan of Arc.

express.co.uk

MARINE Le Pen has pledged to ditch what she calls “the Cold War politics of the west” as she reiterated her support for both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

he poll-storming Front National leader met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in her highest profile diplomatic visit since announcing her campaign for the French presidency.

And while meeting with the former Soviet strongman she committed to working with Russia and the US President to do away with the Cold War rivalries of the past.

She said: “I don’t see any good reason to engage in a Cold War in any form.

“Russia as well as the US is a great power.

“It’s very important for France to build up balanced relations with both of these countries.

“I think we could do that with Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.”

She went on to claim it was time to drop trade sanctions against Russia, which were introduced by the EU after Putin moved troops to annex the Ukrainian province of Crimea.

Ms Le Pen told RT: “The priority is to allow cooperation between Russia and France, not only in culture but also in business and strategic cooperation such as in the fight against ISIS and also in energy.

France shouldn’t put limits on itself when it comes to improving relations with Russia.

“First of all, we should lift the sanctions [against Russia] that actually have been forced upon us by the European Union.”

It comes after claims Putin may meddle in the French election following allegations he helped Donald Trump ascend to the White House.

Ms Le Pen added: “I hear all the time French president Hollande talking about it, but I have never seen any proof to these accusations.

“At the same time, I see that Hollande does not ask the US for explanations, although it turned out the CIA eavesdropped on some European leaders and the 2012 candidates for the French presidential elections.

“I think we should stop this policy of double standards – this is what creates a sense of injustice not only for Russian people, but for many nations worldwide.”

Wow! There’s somebody running for office who doesn’t want to have World War III with Russia.

Make her your new president, France.

Press fired up as Comey rejects Trump wiretap claim, offers no evidence on Russia probe

FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY APPEARING STONE FACED DURING CONGRESSIONAL HEARING.

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz offers an antidote to the MSM headlines designed to delegitimize President Donald Trump.

This post is a companion to today’s earlier post on Judge Andrew Napolitano and the post on Sputnik News’ deconstruction of FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before Congress yesterday about Russian spying.

Fox News

James Comey didn’t want to say much yesterday on Capitol Hill, but for President Trump’s opponents, he said enough.

House Republicans wanted to focus on illegal leaks of classified information, scoring some points on that issue.

And all this managed to overshadow the first day of Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, a reflection of the depth of this Washington obsession.

Eight words from the FBI director—“I have no information to support those tweets”—knocked down the most controversial claim of Trump’s presidency.

Comey also said a president has no power to order a wiretap, which dismisses the Trump charge that Barack Obama had set the alleged wiretap in motion.

By confirming that there is an FBI probe of contacts between Trump associates and Russia—which we already knew—Comey appeared to give ammunition to the president’s opponents. It wasn’t a “bombshell,” as some headlines had it, but it’s now official.

In other news that we already knew, Comey said the Russians wanted to damage Hillary Clinton and thereby help the Trump campaign. And Clinton people are upset that the Trump/Russia probe remained secret while Comey talked about reopening the Hillary email inquiry in late October.

But there is more to the story and the way it is being covered.

The Intelligence Committtee hearing was highly partisan, with Democrats asking Comey all kinds of questions, many based on news reports, that he insisted he could not answer. They were obviously trying to get it all on the public record and raise suspicions for the viewing audience.

As for the Republicans, they kept pressing, but didn’t get anywhere, for information on how Michael Flynn’s name was leaked over the contacts with Russia’s ambassador that led to his firing for not being truthful.

This dovetailed with some early-morning tweets from Trump, who said the Democrats “made up and pushed the Russia story” and “the real story that Congress, the FBI and all others should be looking into is the leaking of Classified information. Must find leaker now!”

So now the media have two related situations in which there is no evidence of wrongdoing.

The one making big headlines, more than two weeks after Trump’s allegations, is that the FBI has nothing to support the notion that Obama directed some kind of 2016 surveillance against Trump.

The other, which has gotten little traction in the press, is that the FBI has found no evidence of improper collusion between the president or his associates and Moscow.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer made this argument to me in a “Media Buzz” interview, saying the press is pushing a “false narrative” by not equally emphasizing the lack of evidence in the Russia probe. Of course, the White House press secretary wanted to focus on the Russian part of the equation while deferring to the intelligence panels on the wiretap claims that his boss has been unable to substantiate.

Now critics can say that the reason there is no evidence of collusion between Trump World and the Putin government is that Comey remains tight-lipped about an ongoing investigation. But in this leaky environment, it’s hard to imagine that damaging material, if it existed, wouldn’t have made its way into the press.

Based on Comey’s testimony, this thing could drag on for months. But the media should apply the same standards to both questions: Make no damaging assumptions unless there is proof.

And then there was this, in mid-afternoon: Gorsuch delivered his opening statement to a Senate committee, which was carried by Fox, while CNN and MSNBC stuck with the Comey hearing. Two big stories, no question, but hard to imagine that the opening day for a Supreme Court nominee wasn’t the day’s headline grabber.

Sputnik News has Mined Yesterday’s Congressional Hearings on “Russian Spying” for the Most Insane Statements and It’s an Eye Opener

FILE PHOTO, FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY.

Russia’s Sputnik News found an even dozen insane moments during FBI director James Comey’s testimony before Congress yesterday.

Forget the mainstream media’s kosher approved narrative bashing President Trump. Sputnik reveals some very surreal moments in an out-of-control process that the MSM is ignoring.

This excerpt from the article covers points 2, 3, 5, and 6.

Excerpt from Sputnik News

2. The FBI admits that there is an active investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible links to Russia, despite the fact that it was the Podesta group that was actively lobbying on behalf of Russian entities, and that the Clinton campaign was openly collecting contributions from wealthy Russian donors, such as Roman Abramovich’s wife Darya Zhukova.

“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” FBI Director James Comey told the hearing. “As with any counterintelligence investigation, this will also include an assessment of whether any crimes were committed.”

3. Both Comey and National Security Agency Director Admiral Michael Rogers admit that Russia did not influence voting process in the US, shortly after Comey confirmed that there is still an active investigation.

You would think that would be the end of the investigation? Nope!

5. Neither Comey nor Rogers could confirm Trump’s claim that his New York City tower was wiretapped during his presidential campaign.

Rogers added that it would be illegal for the NSA to ask the British GCHQ to wiretap any US citizen. Despite this claim, we learned from the Snowden revelations that GCHQ was actively wiretapping US citizens and handing it over to the American agency. Not only do they practice this, they boast about it when they supply the US with valuable intelligence information.

In 2013, the Guardian published GCHQ documents that showed that British intelligence had supplied “unique contributions” to the US during an investigation of the American citizen responsible for an attempted car bomb attack in Times Square, New York City, in 2010.

6. Schiff falsely accused Trump’s former advisor Roger Stone of having inside knowledge of upcoming Clinton revelations, despite the fact that WikiLeaks were actively and publicly promoting the upcoming leaks.

“In the weeks that follow, Stone shows a remarkable prescience: ‘I have total confidence that @wikileaks and my hero Julian Assange will educate the American people soon. #Lockherup. ‘Payload coming,’ he predicts, and two days later, it does,” Schiff said. “Wikileaks releases its first batch of Podesta emails. The release of John Podesta’s emails would then continue on a daily basis up to election day.”

WikiLeaks had been very publicly promoting an upcoming dump for some time prior to Stone’s tweet.

Meanwhile, in what seems to be a “screw you” gesture to Comey and company, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is going to Russia according to this Reuters report.

“Donald Trump’s Administration is making a grave error that will shake the confidence of America’s most important alliance and feed the concern that this Administration simply too cozy with (Russian President) Vladimir Putin,” Engel said in a written statement.

“I cannot fathom why the Administration would pursue this course except to signal a change in American foreign policy that draws our country away from western democracy’s most important institutions and aligns the United States more closely with the autocratic regime in the Kremlin,” he added.

A former U.S. official echoed the view.

“It feeds this narrative that somehow the Trump administration is playing footsie with Russia,” said the former U.S. official on condition of anonymity.

Clinton’s Homosexual Campaign Manager Admits Trump was Wiretapped (Video)

Here’s the whole interview with slick talker Robby Mook, Hillary’s campaign manager. MUH RUSSIANS! MUH RUSSIANS! MUH RUSSIANS!

Who knows if this guy is telling the truth or if he even knows anything.

Pat Buchanan: The Conspiracy to Break Trump

Most of us conspiracy realists already knew that a plot has long been in place to derail the Trump train, both before and since the election.

There are so many threads in the plot that it’s not possible to keep track of all them in one short, readable post. It would take a book and a complicated flow chart to tally it all up.

The respected, well-known Patrick J. Buchanan offers a summary of part of the plot here.

Unz.com

At Mar-a-Lago this weekend President Donald Trump was filled “with fury” says The Washington Post, “mad — steaming, raging, mad.”

Early Saturday the fuming president exploded with this tweet: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

The president has reason to be enraged. For what is afoot is a loose but broad conspiracy to break and bring him down, abort his populist agenda, and overturn the results of the 2016 election.

At its heart is the “deep state” — agents of the intel community, their media collaborators, and their amen corner in a Democratic party whose control of our permanent government is all but total.

At the heart of the case against Trump is what appears to be a Big Lie.

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Breaking: President Trump Asks Congress to Investigate Obama Wiretaps

Obama must be deported to his Kenyan homeland after he serves his prison sentence.

Fox News

The White House on Sunday called for congressional investigations into its claims the Obama administration meddled in the 2016 election cycle in an attempt to gather information on then-Republican nominee Donald Trump.

“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said in the statement.

“President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

The statement follows an explosive allegation Saturday by Trump that former President Barack Obama ordered phones wiretapped at Trump Tower and also states that nobody in the administration “will comment further until such oversight is conducted.”

Trump’s wiretap allegations, in a series of tweets Saturday, and the ensuing White House statement are the latest developments in the ongoing story about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential race — particularly Russian President Vladimir Putin trying to influence the election for Trump over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn submitted his resignation over the matter, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from any Justice Department probe, following revelations he spoke during the campaign to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism,” Trump wrote in one tweet Saturday.

“Is it legal for a sitting president to be ‘wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he said in another tweet.

Trump also tweeted that a “good lawyer could make a great case of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to election!”

“How low has President Obama gone to tap (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” the president continued.

Obama on Saturday denied President Trump’s accusation that Obama had Trump Tower phones tapped in the weeks before the November 2016 election.

“Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false,” said Kevin Lewis, a spokesman for the former president.

Trump made the claim in a series of early Saturday morning tweets that included the suggestion that the alleged wiretapping was tantamount to “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate.”

However, he could be referencing a Breitbart article posted Friday that claimed the administration made two Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) requests in 2016 to monitor Trump communications and a computer server in Trump Tower, related to possible links with Russian banks.

No evidence was found.

and-the-plot-thickens

Reactions haven’t really started yet on the leftist Twitter sewer, but I suspect that Obama’s Sunday brunch has been ruined.

Trump resumes Twitter attacks on Obama over Russia

USA Today

President Trump resumed his Twitter attack on Barack Obama on Sunday, this time questioning his predecessor’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Who was it that secretly said to Russian President, “Tell Vladimir that after the election I’ll have more flexibility?” Trump said a day after he accused Obama — without evidence — of wiretapping him during last year’s presidential election.

Obama, who denied authorizing wiretaps on anybody and would be prevented by law from doing so in any case, did make the “flexibility” comment during a discussion with then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev ahead of the 2012 election. It came in connection with talks over a proposed missile defense system.

The attacks on Obama come amid investigations of any contacts between Trump, his associates and Russians who may have been involved in efforts to influence last year’s presidential election.

In addition to the crack at Obama, Trump criticized the investigation into the hacking of Democratic National Committee officials involved in the 2016 election. “Is it true the DNC would not allow the FBI access to check server or other equipment after learning it was hacked?” Trump said. “Can that be possible?”

During his Saturday tweet storm, Trump said of the previous president: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said the last administration had a “cardinal rule” that “no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice.”

As a result, Wilson said, “neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”