The Mother of All Leaks. Devin Nunes dodges a Deep State trap, stays steps ahead of rogue elements within DOJ. Describes possible violations of "an absolute red line" in spy rings around Trump. Meanwhile, POTUS makes formal demand for investigation into DOJ/FBI infiltration and surveillance of his campaign. Deputy AG Rosenstein pledges "appropriate action" towards that end. Is RR trapped? New details emerge about outed FBI Spy Stefan Halper, who appears to have been very well paid by the government for his efforts. Notably, Halper's early approaches to Carter Page have undermined Comey's stated timelines. Also, Nunes mentions possibility of "more informants" than just one. CIA John Brennan feels big heat, continues his self-unmasking project by quoting Cicero's speech on "treason from within." Preparing for the Pain? All The Way to GTMO. We offer kudos to the work of Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller and the indefatigable Conservative Treehouse. Plus, Johnny Cash's boyhood home joins the National Register of Historic Places. Debating Laurel v. Yanny. With Listener Calls & Music via the Beau Brummels, Ronnie James Dio, Imagine Dragons and Dua Lipa. The "Darth Vader Theme" from John Williams & London Symphony Orchestra. Sacred Song from Johnny Cash.
A Visit with Congressman Tom Tancredo on the "All Time Biggest Political Scandal." The damage the Deep State has done to America -- a dagger pointed at the heart of the republic. Describing the dangers of the attempted coup d'etat. Justice Must Prevail. But what if it doesn't? What then? Meanwhile, Democrats defend MS-13 and root for diplomatic failure with North Korea. Trump Derangement Syndrome and prospects for a Red Wave Election in November. The American Future, Revolution or Worse to Come? With Music via Paul McCartney, Engelbert Humperdinck, LeAnn Rimes and R.E.M.
Opening Monologue: Hang 'Em High. Deep State gets caught, finally admits to spying on Candidate Trump. James Clapper now spinning that's "a good thing." The Washington Post says the spying on Trump was done "to protect him." Cue the laugh tracks. We review MSM attempts to sanitize and justify the activities they long denied had ever taken place. We relay details about the FBI's Operation Crossfire Hurricane, courtesy of "Jumpin' Jack Flash." Devin Nunes eludes a devious DOJ trap, as Stefan Halper gets finally formally outed as an FBI informant. Robert Bauer resigns from Perkins Coie, the law firm of Hillary Clinton and the Steele Dossier. We listen to Joe diGenova's latest summary of Deep State culpability, in which he advises CIA John Brennan to get a "very, very good lawyer" forthwith. Plus, we present a trademark Clapper Flashback. Sorry, but you don't get to do this kind of stuff in America. Worse Than Watergate. How long will MSM connoisseurs swallow their shallow propaganda? With Listener Calls & Music via the Rolling Stones, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, SZA and the Foo Fighters.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn again joins Chuck & Julie -- aka The Conservative Underworld -- to cover latest Deep State unravelings. After a long year of denial, Clapper now flips to say "it's a good thing" the FBI spied on Trump. They got caught, so now their lame attempt to justify. MSM circles the wagons to conceal name of FBI informant. Why protect the Spy? Rosetta Stone? Sessions' man Huber prepares for criminal prosecution. Joe diGenova advises CIA John Brennan to find a good lawyer, and fast. Meanwhile, President Trump calls the whole spy operation against him the "all time biggest political scandal." And he would be right. Plus, our preview of Sunday's Backbone Radio program.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn joins Chuck & Julie to review latest Deep State developments. Codename: Crossfire Hurricane. FBI spying operation into Trump Campaign, now fully admitted in today's New York Times. Attempted sanitization. Comey, Clapper, Brennan running scared. Grassley on the move. Details emerge about Mueller's own Russian Oligarch. IG Report looming. Deep State Coup Unraveling. Gonna Be Hell To Pay.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn stops by Chuck & Julie to discuss latest Deep State revelations. FBI informant placed on Trump Campaign? We throw sunlight into the dark corners of this enormous, egregious political scandal. We cover Names, Dates & Places and distinguish Black Hats from White Hats. On the list: STEFAN HALPER, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Joseph "Maltese Falcon" Mifsud, Alexander Downer, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, John Brennan, James Comey, James Clapper, Susan Rice and Samantha Power. Five Eyes in Trouble? US-UK Special Relationship Blown? Seeking Rough Justice for the Six Ways from Sunday Crowd. It's time. But what happens next? [Dunn joins conversation at minute 12:00 in podcast.]
Collapse of the Elite Worldview. Donald Trump humiliated the American Political Establishment -- by merely winning -- and they'll never forgive him for it. A sophisticated Ruling Class might try to learn and grow from the experience, or even attempt a more profound connection with reality. A whole new weltanschauung, per se. But alas, these individuals are not very sophisticated, and thus have determined to scapegoat their victorious opponent and punish America itself for allowing their defeat. That said, they cannot be allowed to destroy the country. So how to deal with present circumstances? Should the "hyper-combative" Trump make efforts to "de-escalate" -- as Conrad Black now suggests? Cut deals? Or is this more of a moment for rough "Donkey Kong" justice? Meanwhile, white hat American hero Admiral Mike Rogers retires from the NSA, now cleared for testimony. We decode David Brooks' discussion of his precious "norms," as the Establishment grudgingly "thinks the unthinkable" about Trump's successes. John Kerry sneaks around to salvage his Iran Deal, and we take another look at recused FISA Judge Rudolph Contreras. The "specific individual" of Nunes' interest? Plus, the Left continues its self-unmasking as a giddy Michael Moore celebrates the 200th Birthday of Karl Marx. We help Comrade Moore celebrate by playing the "National Anthem of the USSR." With Listener Calls & Music via Trace Adkins, Daft Punk, Julian Casablancas, Louane and the Alexandrov Ensemble. Sacred Song from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash.
"C'Mon Man!" Federal Judge T.S. Ellis accuses Team Mueller of lying and seeking "unfettered power" in its refusal to reveal its "scope memo." We explore the mystical, non-verbal, sub rosa "interactions" underlying the Mueller Witch Hunt. Could Mueller's Title-1 surveillance be rooted in the original Carter Page FISA Court fraud? Why is the unelected Rod Rosenstein claiming he's being "extorted" by his lawful congressional overseers? What are Rosenstein's Big Secrets? Meanwhile, Comey gets tangled in yet another contradiction, this time persuant to the case of Michael Flynn. We predict Flynn will soon be getting his house back -- and then some. The irrespressible President Trump responds to the "Witch Hunt" by declaring: "We're all fighting battles, but I love to fight these battles." A natural-born fighter, the exact right attitude towards the current injustice. Also, as Devin Nunes makes a move on "contempt" for Jeff Sessions, we puzzle over the AG's taciturn behavior. Running out of patience? Plus, vignettes on T.S. Eliot, Richard Wagner and The Big Lebowski. Heads Up on a new "Red Flag gun confiscation bill" passed by the Colorado House. With Listener Calls & Music via Pistol Pete, Wilson Pickett, the Hollies, ELO and the Rolling Stones.
Opening Monologue. Justice phase for Deep State. Tension builds, uncertainty lingers. Thunder, Feel the Thunder. Team Mueller meets sharp resistance from two separate Judges. McCain plans his funeral, still unable to transcend petty politics. Democrats now doubting Blue Wave Hypothesis, shying away from impeachment talk. Michael Avenatti is the new Schiff, another unwholesome face on the Left. John Kerry flaunts Logan Act with shadow diplomacy. Meanwhile, Trump popularity heads due north and Rudy Giuliani enters the scene. More great economic numbers. Astonishing progress in North Korea. Kanye West continues his MAGA tour, as black male support for Trump doubles in one week. Nunes threatens Sessions with "contempt." Inspector General Horowitz next report due May 18th, by happenstance 38th anniversary of Mount St. Helens volcano eruption. With Listener Calls & Music via Imagine Dragons, Eric Church, Emiliana Torrini and Louane.
James Clapper and "Finding #44." Did Deep State Clapper find a way to get himself paid for leaking to CNN? A new House Intel Report from Devin Nunes suggests the possibility, by revealing Clapper's "inconsistent testimony" to Congress regarding his leaking of the Steele Dossier to CNN. Yes -- prior to his becoming a paid CNN Contributor. Combine these revelations with Comey's descriptions of Clapper seeking a "news hook" for the Dossier, and it doesn't look good for the former Director of National Intelligence. Time to prosecute? Meanwhile, a volitile John Brennan threatens Trump again on Twitter, former CIA man Phil Mudd throws his pen across the CNN studios, and we conclude Strzok & Page weren't really having "an affair" after all. Former FBI man James Kallstrom says Comey has "lost his mind" and blasts the intelligence community's "cabal, a fifth column, a conspiracy" to overthrow the 2016 election. Also, with Korean leaders declaring an end to hostilities, Lindsey Graham nominates Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, and the full-house crowd at Trump's Michigan Rally chants "Nobel! Nobel!" during the President's speech. Plus, we discuss bullying, cord-cutting, the fate of Amanda Carpenter's Blacklist and our update on the dwindling financial prospects of Never Trumpism, from the examples of Kevin Williamson and Michael Gerson. With Listener Calls & Music via Dwight Yoakam, K.D. Lang, Johnny Cash, Billy Joe Shaver and Julio Iglesias.