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April 05, 2017

The Morning Report 4/5/17

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Good morning, kids. As the Susan Rice unmasking scandal continues to unfold - and isn't that really the story of Barack Obama 2009-2016? - I want to reiterate a back and forth with commenters from yesterday, and I think it's crucial. If (and it's still a big if) there is actual evidence that can be corroborated and presented before a judge, what would the ramifications be of prosecuting Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Evelyn Farkas and perhaps Barack Obama himself? The nation is a red nether hair's breadth away from tearing itself apart, if it has not done so already. PDT would be well justified in throwing the book at them. But it would no doubt be spun as political persecution/repression and a pretext for the Left to escalate an already tepid civil war. But our nation cannot heal itself and survive if its leaders are seen to be free to commit high crimes and misdemeanors. And that statement reveals my feelings on the matter. Sadly, I fear that DC will go on protecting its own, despite what has happened. But, the "X" factor of Donald Trump still looms large. Along with the links from around the world, across the nation and up your street, I want to note the passing yesterday of legendary Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose 1961 masterpiece "Babi Yar" not only revealed the horrific magnitude of the Nazi mass murders in the wake of Barbarossa, but held a mirror up to the Russian people and revealed their own anti-semitism as well as the abject tyranny of the old Soviet Union. RIP. Have a better one and remain blessed.


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