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August 11, 2022

The Morning Report — 8/11/22


Good morning, kids. Thursday and the fallout over the in-your-face Gestapo raid on Mar-a-Lago continues to rain down on our heads. The question is does it portend "justice rolling down like water" to paraphrase MLK jr. or radioactive debris? This raid, and no doubt the show trial that will follow that will include a smoking gun even more laughable than the pee tape and Russian collusion, will turn President Trump into a martyr. If you read between the lines of the reaction from the media propaganda mills, they know it. Even before this revolting episode, polls indicated that a clear majority of Americans did not give a shit about the J6 committee hearings and, more crucially, believe that at the very least the 2020 election was seriously compromised. And those results cut across party lines. So, with an economy crash-diving towards depression, a wide-open border, an out of control national crime wave and societal collapse looming, they pull this cunning stunt? Bravo.

We are all waiting to see the next steps establishment Washington takes following the raid at Mar-a-Lago. As details emerge, the reason for the intrusive spectacle becomes less clear. It has undoubtedly divided Americans along partisan lines. However, the obvious political persecution of the former president is drawing some new lines. People notice when you put that kind of banana republic nonsense on top of a horrible economy.

According to a new poll from Convention of States and Trafalgar Group, the majority of Independents, 53.9%, believe Trump’s political enemies are behind the FBI Raid. They join 76.7% of Republicans who hold the same view. The two groups are also aligned on enthusiasm to vote based on the FBI raid. The spectacle increased the motivation to vote for 83.3% of Republicans and 71.7% of Independents.

Nearly three-quarters of Trump-Deranged Democrats believe the raid was the impartial justice system at work. The raid did not create as much enthusiasm to vote among Democrats, with only 55.2% saying it made a difference.

And then there's this little nugget:

Senior U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials are blaming FBI Director Christopher Wray for the recent raid of former President Donald Trump’s home in an apparent attempt to take pressure off U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

After Trump confirmed the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago on Monday, many Republican politicians called on both Wray and Garland to explain the justification for the raid. . .

. . . However, one senior DOJ official told Newsweek that the final decision to green-light the raid on Mar-a-Lago rested with FBI Director Wray.

“I know it’s hard for people to believe, but this was a matter for the U.S. Attorney and the FBI,” the source told Newsweek.

“It really is a case of the Bureau misreading the impact,” the source added. . .

. . . Another senior DOJ official told Newsweek that the Mar-a-Lago raid was a “spectacular backfire” because the FBI reportedly planned the raid while Trump was not in Florida in an effort to avoid any media circus. . .

. . . With Republicans rallying around the former president after news of the raid broke, it appears the FBI got the exact opposite of what they wanted.

So, the Wray and Garland factions are pointing the finger at each other, instead of declaring with confidence that they have the goods on "the greatest threat to our precious democracy in history" (*vomits). Funny but I don't seem to recall the FBI and DOJ going after Clinton underboss Sandy Berger, now roasting somewhere in the Infernal Reaches, for waltzing into the National Archives, shoving classified documents in his urine-bedewed, skid-marked BVDs and then leaving unchallenged and unmolested. And those documents, unlike what his boss Hillary manufactured out of whole cloth in 2016 to try and take down Trump, did indeed implicate her husband in his ineptness that paved the way for the 9/11 attacks, among other things.

Berger got a slap on the wrist and the propagandists dutifully swept the affair under the rug. What did Trump get? Into the Wayback Machine with the estimable Lloyd Billingsley we go:

“Mr. Berger made repeated trips to the National Archives to refresh his memory about the Clinton national security team’s work to foil a bin Laden plot,” the obituary explained. “He was caught smuggling out a handful of sensitive documents, destroying some at his office, and lying about possessing them.” 

The Post is not curious about what these classified documents contained. For his part, Berger “continued to advise political leaders, including Hillary Clinton,” who also had a thing about classified material.   

The former first lady and secretary of state kept reams of sensitive data on her unsecured home-brew server. When some 30,000 emails sparked interest, she bleached the server clean and smashed up phones and other devices. Clinton’s actions violated several statutes, but the FBI never conducted a surprise raid.

The most galling thing about all of this is that those who are going after Trump and in reality anyone who opposes the destruction of America is that it is they who are the arch criminals, thieves, child-rapist perverts and power-mad tyrants who now sit in judgement of a man, flawed though he may be (as we all are) is probably among the least corrupt individuals to ever hold public office. Think about it; Donald Trump spent the past 40-50 years in a business where he no doubt had to deal with both organized crime as well as one of the most corrupt political machines in the nation (and both were tied at the hip) and yet after all the audits, investigations and anal exams by legions of Federal, state and local apparatchiks yielded absolutely NOTHING.

Oh, they'll manufacture evidence to create some sort of process crime that they hope will keep him from running in '24. Yes, there is reason to believe the FBI used the raid as a pretext to retrieve sensitive documents that implicated them in both the Russiagate fraud as well as the J-6 phony insurrection/entrapment sting. Or merely as a photo-op to taint his image. Meh, I think that ship sailed a long time ago. After everything we have been through, Trump remains "Teflon Don." Forgetting the elections for a moment, we are at an inflection point and Donald Trump is, whether he realizes it or not, the leader of a movement and of a people. I believe that the enemy has got him . . . exactly where he wants them. And that is a very dangerous place.

Whatever moves they may make against him now, after this fiasco, will only make more and more people angrier at them. If he can control his actions and statements — and that's a big "if" because sometimes it's an Achilles heel — he'll be unstoppable. I don't necessarily mean that insofar as him being a candidate, or even him personally, either. Again, there is a perfect storm of events approaching that has to potential to really alter the course of history. Whether it's in a positive way or not remains to be seen.


  • Christopher Rufo: "Left-wing activists have smuggled radical gender theory into more than 4,000 schools."
    Soldiers for the Gender Revolution
  • Lloyd Billingsley: "In looking at the capers of the Clintons’ cronies, if Americans believed the rule of law is at stake, it would be hard to blame them."
    Dems ’n’ Docs
  • "The British writer foresaw a few things that weren’t on Orwell’s radar."
    C.S. Lewis’ Fantasy is Our Reality

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