SPECIAL EDITION. Matt Dunn joins Chuck Bonniwell & Julie Hayden to discuss today's thunderous news on SPYGATE. AG William Barr tells Congress he believes there was in fact "spying" on Trump. Further, Barr says he's now investigating the 'origins' of all this spying, which apparently involved multiple intelligence agencies. Also, Barr reveals he is puzzled as to why the Obama DOJ/FBI failed to offer Trump a defensive briefing. Beltway slowly beginning to "grasp the magnitude" of these statements, now realizing they're on the cusp of catastrophe. Very Bad Day for Deep State. Great Day for USA. [Host Dunn enters at Minute 27:00]
Democrats Race to 2020 Oblivion. Unelectable nonentities already squaring off in the surprisingly harsh Democratic Primary. Has the weirdly "affectionate" Joe Biden been knocked out before even announcing? Weak MSM test-driving their "cover up" narratives against AG Barr's handling of the Mueller Report. The irresponsible Adam "Pencilneck" Schiff can't let go of Russia, offers no apologies and claims no regrets for having raised false hopes within his own party. Meanwhile, we consider President Trump's wisely renewed focus on the 'origins' of SpyGate. How did the failed attempted coup get started in the first place? We examine the evolving Svetlana Lokhova story, the Russian academic from Cambridge now speaking out on Fox News. Falsely accused in 2017 of having had an affair with General Michael Flynn in 2014. Another entrapment exercise from spook Stefan Halper? Why was David Ignatius of the Washington Post involved? What does CIA Brennan know? Speaking of Brennan, we consider the commentary of former CIA man John Kiriakou, who says his former boss was "in over his head intellectually" as CIA director. Just not a very bright guy. Plus, we review DNI James Clapper's recent book, with its cynical exploitation of Trump's obvious joke about Russia hacking Hillary's emails. We are amused by Clapper's habit of blaming his own "tired" appearance on Donald Trump. Also, CNN's Christiane Amanpour reveals her curious antipathy towards free speech in America. Additional vignettes on fatherhood, piano recitals and the enduring omnipresence of Disney's wonderful Frozen franchise. Elsa, Anna, Hans and Olaf -- on ice. Constant companions. With Listener Calls & Music via Johnny Cash, Def Leppard, Idina Menzel and Jean Theodore Latour. Sacred Song from Dwight Yoakam. It Is Well With My Soul.
The Devin Nunes Criminal Referrals. Eight of them. Launching this week. Our commentary and analysis of the full morning conversation between Devin Nunes and Maria Bartiromo, detailing the nature of the referrals and the "unbelievable end" of the Russian Hoax. Nunes speaks highly of AG William Barr, believing America now has "a real Attorney General" to properly manage his referrals. The categories of criminality include conspiracy, leaking and lying to Congress -- and could involve up to "two dozen people." Is CIA Brennan on the list? Might not be sleeping so well. With millions of informed Americans clamoring for SpyGate accountability, we suggest this Deep State scandal is far too large to be swept under the rug. If such were to happen, through additional bureaucratic subterfuge, the rule of law in America might never fully recover. Thankfully, the heroic work of Nunes provides genuine cause for hope. So much depends upon AG Barr. We'll find out soon enough if he's man or mouse. Justice itself hangs in the balance. With Listener Calls & Music via Dwight Yoakam, Olivia Newton-John and Ornella Vanoni.
Opening Monologues. The Excruciating MSM Holding Pattern. Downbeat Democrats pinned between the desolate Mueller Summary and the pending release of the fuller Mueller Report. At the moment, they have nothing to go on. Thus they watch helplessly as they lose control of The Narrative and further brace themselves for Devin Nunes' upcoming criminal referrals. Meanwhile, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announces her departure from the Department of Homeland Security. President Trump, planning a "tougher direction" on border security, asked today for Nielsen's resignation. We sample Trump's commentary on border issues from his Friday speech in Las Vegas, after having visited the wall near Calexico, California. Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, describes progress and plans for the construction of 450 miles of new border wall by December 2020. We outline Trump's sterling maneuver to install 750 more border agents at ports of entry, a mechanism for snarling border traffic at the direct expense of Mexico. De facto border closure? The Great Avocado Crisis. Plus, we review nice new numbers from the growing MAGA Economy as Trump hits 51% approvals. Lowest unemployment in 50 years and continued solid wage growth for the Middle Class. Also, media scrambles to defend the "oddly affectionate" Joe Biden, whose potential presidential campaign is already on the rocks. In addition, our updates on the improving health of Mick Jagger, successful surgery in New York City. American Rock 'n Roll. The Rubberband Man. Tumbling Dice. With Listener Calls & Music via Kid Rock, The Spinners and the Rolling Stones.
SPECIAL EDITION. Matt Dunn joins Chuck Bonniwell on the Chuck & Julie Show to preview the George Papadopoulos appearance on 710KNUS. The man at the epicenter of SpyGate. Detailing the entrapment operation run against Papadopoulos by Team Obama spooks. Joseph Mifsud, Alexander Downer, Stefan Halper. Deep State Stunts and prospects for accountability. Debating the character of AG Barr and the utility of Devin Nunes' forthcoming criminal referrals. With Listener Calls.
A Time For Vengeance. The Mandate for Deep State Scalps per the Biggest Political Scandal in American History. President Trump is now questioning the origins of SpyGate, wondering how the "phony and fraudulent investigation" actually began. We sense the implicit determination herein, and are expecting important lessons to be learned for "future generations." Reporter John Solomon is ready to go to the top, asking "what did Barack Obama know" about his administration's seditious conspiracy scheme against Trump. Judge Jeanine Pirro wants answers, and wants to see people behind bars. We review the supremely devious "frame" tactics of the Six Ways From Sunday crowd. But let's not overlook their paper trails -- and let's remember how incompetent these people are. We're getting perilously close to CIA John Brennan, who now says he's received "bad information" in the Mueller Denouement. Might Devin Nunes have a criminal referral ready to go on Brennan? Meanwhile, British Spy Christopher Steele literally runs away from reporters this week in the UK. Hey, we've got a runner! Plus, we sample President Trump's statements about closing the border and cutting off aid to Central America. Also, Lucy Flores, a young Democrat politician from Nevada, offers a vivid narrative on the incredible creepiness of Joe Biden. Woah -- can Biden survive this one? Coda: Quite possibly Earth's finest composition. Brandy. With Listener Calls & Music via Looking Glass, Todd Rundgren, the Alexandrov Ensemble and The Beatles. Sacred Song from the Stanley Brothers. Precious Memories.
Our Conversation with Michael Anton, former advisor to President Trump and author of the excellent new book After The Flight 93 Election: The Vote that Saved America and What We Still Have to Lose. Anton discusses his tenure in the Trump White House and outlines the high stakes for 2020. Noting the "fraud" of the two-year Mueller Investigation and the Team Obama "frame operation on Donald Trump," Anton urges ardent pursuit of accountability for felonious government operatives. If they get away with it, we've "crossed a dangerous threshold" from which there's no return. Is the conservative movement ready to go on offense? [Anton Interview ranges from 15:00 to 41:00 in this hour's Podcast.] Meanwhile, Host Dunn carries on with a monologue on the increasingly impressive "character" of President Trump. How remarkable that Trump has had the fortitude to withstand the ferocity of the Beltway Establishment, and even find a way to thrive against the odds. Disciplined Trump has waited out the unjust Mueller provocations, the whole Deep State scam attacking his own children. And now that AG Barr has showed up -- it is Trump's Turn. Get Ready. We describe Team Mueller's failed strategy to convert their nothing-burger into an actual something, and how the savvy Trump never took their bait. Also, we outline our predictions for spinnable "negative kernels" in the full Mueller Report, and the empty MSM bonanza that will ensue. Plus, amusing audio from Robert Smith's encounter with a giddy reporter upon his band The Cure's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Host relays his personal encounter with Robert Smith from some years ago. With Listener Calls & Music via Echo & The Bunnymen, Nicki French and The Cure. Just Like Heaven.
Opening Monologues. The Mueller Aftermath. MSM Deniers doubling down, still not apologizing for their epic whiff on Russian Collusion. We marvel over a week of obdurate commentary from CNN, after two solid years of Rick-Rolling their viewers. Total incoherence from Tapper, Cuomo, Stelter and Cupp -- bitter clingers all? Never Gonna Give You Up. But will their audience go along for the ride? We predict CNN boss Jeff Zucker unlikely to survive the Mueller Goose Egg, as we commend the sweet condescension offered by OMB Mick Mulvaney to their defensive charade. Meanwhile, President Trump is advised by an earnest Establishment to move on and let go of the Mueller vindication. Should he? No way, we say it's time for some serious SpyGate accountability. All the way, in fact, as Devin Nunes readies his criminal referrals. Plus, we sketch the travails of Creepy Joe Biden in the already brutal Democratic Primary, and we review Trump's plans to "close the border" with Mexico. Also, the Rolling Stones postpone their tour due to Mick Jagger health concerns. Bummer. Coda: The pouncing, seizing, gloating, flouting & spiking the ball playbook. Hot Pants! With Listener Calls & Music via Rick Astley, James Brown, Buck Owens and the Rolling Stones.
SPECIAL EDITION. Backbone Radio host Matt Dunn joins 710KNUS colleague Craig Silverman to review the Mueller Denouement. Time now for Trump to move on? Or maybe time for Trump to clean house first? Good fun and sharp banter on this Hour Two of The Craig Silverman Show.
Trump Vindication Day. The Mueller Investigation goes out with a whimper. The Deep State Coup is Over. And now it's Trump's Turn. Let The Reckoning Begin. Declassification and IG Horowitz Report Soon. We sample President Trump's airport declaration of "complete and total exoneration" and description of "an illegal takedown that failed." Preparing for the slingshot north in the polls. The heroic Devin Nunes reviews "the unraveling of the biggest political scandal in American history." Why Rod Rosenstein stuck around, backing up AG Barr. We outline the utter humiliation of MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, and flashback to laughable accusations of "treason" emanating from FBI McCabe, DNI Clapper and CIA Brennan. Clapper admits the White House is now spiking the ball in the end zone "with some justification," while Brennan seems to have gone mute. Comey's Lawfare crowd hides behind their "complexity" shield. We compare Russiagate with Iraq's WMD's. Some of the same people, same networks and same geographies involved in both hoaxes. McCain and Frum -- London, Rome and Prague. Leftist Matt Taibbi sketches "the death blow" to the reputation of the American media, who just handed Trump "the mother of campaign issues headed into 2020." Joe diGenova & Victoria Toensing review where we go from here. Time now for the RINO's to fight. On Top of the World. Wipe Out. Bringing It Home. With Listener Calls & Music via The Surfaris, Muse, Shonen Knife, the Alexandrov Ensemble, The Smiths and Jim Reeves. Sacred Song from George Jones.