Trump's Successful First Year & the Existential War for the Soul of America. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Craig Silverman Show. In spite of the Media, President Trump ends his first year matching Obama's first-year approvals. Newt Gingrich looks forward to a golden 2018 as he enthuses over the Tax Cut bill and a growing economy. Never Trumpers eating their words, but still angry. Democrats & Media create "tyrant" and "dictator" disctractions as Deep State crumbles. John McCain's fingerprints on the Trump Dossier. Blacks and Hispanics doing well in the Trump Economy, threatening the fragile Obama Coalition. Orrin Hatch over Mitt Romney in Utah. The Best Movies of 2017: Dunkirk, John Wick 2. Auld Lang Syne. With Listener Calls & Music via Bing Crosby, the Steve Miller Band, the Lonesome Travelers & Dwight Yoakam.
Devin Nunes on the Warpath. Wants answers, grows tired of DOJ & FBI stonewalling. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Craig Silverman Show. We chronicle a devastating interview with CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan, who says "Trump is right" to criticize the FBI. Callan blasts the "bias" of the FBI's top brass and decries the obvious corruption of the disgraced and soon-to-retire Andy McCabe. Pension? Rep. Ron DeSantis talks about holding the DOJ in "Contempt of Congress" and Democratic Rep. Jim Himes inadvertently describes the 'nothingburger' of the Mueller Investigation. Meanwhile, the Left vents spleen at President Trump for "defying" the will of America's bureaucrats, and CNN obsesses over the "white truck" blocking their cameras at a Trump golf course. Plus, Ringo Starr gets "knighted" by Queen Elizabeth. With Listener Calls -- one of which compares your host favorably with Rush Limbaugh. Music via Dean Martin, RJD2, Louane de Francais, The Beatles and Ringo Starr.
Requiem for the Deep State. Confutatis, Maledictis. Matt Dunn guest hosts the Craig Silverman Show. Exposing the failed Deep State attempt to take down Trump. They took a big gamble -- and lost bigly. A "very disturbed" Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for new Special Consel to investigate DOJ's handling of the Trump Dossier, which he indicates was used to justify FISA warrants for spying on Trump. Notes on the FBI's corrupt Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Andy McCabe and James Baker. Has Mueller's real job been to cover it all up? Lacrimosa. Meanwhile, the struggling NFL cancels their Sunday Night Football game, and we marvel at the Trump Economy 2017. We debate which composer's rendition of Mozart's Requiem is the superior. Plus, stepping on Lego's post-Christmas. With Listener Calls & Music via Eric Church, 'Til Tuesday and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The Emergence of "Intel-Gate." We dig deeper into the intelligence operation run against then candidate and now President Trump, who says this week "it's a shame what's happened with the FBI" as he pledges to "rebuild" the fallen organization. Congressmen Jordan and Gaetz announce plans to subpoena Andrew "Andy" McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr and Nellie Ohr. How many in this cast shall soon plead the Fifth? Will "Andy" McCabe even show up this time around? Rep. Trey Gowdy says he'll be "surprised" if the checkered partisan McCabe is still an FBI employee by next week. Also, we review Mueller's email grab, the worst media defenses of the smoking gun Strzok "insurance policy" text, and offer more details about Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who we learn was treated poorly under the Obama Administration. Stepping back a little, we consider the generalized hysteria of the Left and review attorney Lisa Bloom's planned "paydays" for women willing to accuse Trump of misconduct. Plus, our commentary on what Victor Davis Hanson calls the "larger existential war for the soul of America." Trump the only roadblock to the decades-long progressive revolution? With Listener Calls & Music via Marty Robbins, Buck Owens, Shirley & Company, the Beach Boys, Luciano Pavarotti and Helene Fischer. Sacred Christmas Song from Dwight Yoakam.
Should our corrupt Deep Staters go to jail? We sample the commentary of many who think so, including Newt Gingrich, Lou Dobbs and Judge Jeanine Pirro. Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom says the FBI's Peter Strzok "belongs in Leavenworth." Columnist Charles Hurt describes the "most sinister and corrupt Deep State anyone could ever have imagined." Tom Fitton, of Judicial Watch, compares today's FBI to the KGB. Responding to such sentiments, CNN's Jake Tapper excoriates such "incredibly extremist rhetoric" and strains to defend Mueller & Strzok against recent revelations. For good measure, CNN propagandist Brian Stelter piles on with trademark tut-tutting. Meanwhile, presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway describes the FBI's "insurance policy" as evidence of how "the fix was in" against Trump from the beginning. Plus, we commemorate the 244th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party and offer our vignettes on this week's Swedish Christmas celebration at IKEA. With Listener Calls & Music via the Standells, the Stone Temple Pilots, Dwight Yoakam and Erasure. Also, the Swedish "Sankta Lucia" of Elever Fran Adolf Fredriks Musikskola.
Opening Monologue. Deep State Sunlight and the Gathering Storm. Long-simmering issues in polarized American politics now coming to a head. We analyze the text messages of disgraced Team Mueller member & FBI super-agent Peter Strzok, which include an ominous missive about an anti-Trump "insurance policy." Thanks to Inspector General Michael Horowitz, we now have "smoking gun" evidence of FBI corruption. Jesse Watters says we may "have a coup on our hands in America." Meanwhile, we puzzle over the HAM Radio license recently obtained by Nellie Ohr -- employee of the nefarious Fusion GPS and wife of ranking AG official Bruce Ohr. Whoa Nellie! Does the FBI's Andrew McCabe have a sudden Ohr problem? Plus, we suggest there may be more than meets the eye to the apparent inertness of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Has there been a "sting" on leakers like Rep. Adam Schiff? Plus, our review of this week's Lady Gaga concert in Denver. With Listener Calls & Music via The 5th Dimension, Dwight Yoakam, America, the Pretenders and Lady Gaga.
Mueller Investigation Stonewalls Congress. We review disturbing new revelations about Team Mueller, which have been arriving by the bushel. Has a more partisan cast of anti-Trump characters ever been assembled? We review the disconcerting backgrounds of Peter Strzok, Andrew Weissmann, Jeannie Rhee and Bruce Ohr. What's the story with the 10,000 text messages of Strzok? When will the DOJ hand them over? Meanwhile, we listen to Rep. Jim Jordan's scorching interrogation of FBI Director Christopher Wray, whose bland responses offer scant reassurance. What is the FBI hiding in relation to Strzok, the FISA Courts and the Trump Dossier? Should President Trump order a clearing of the air, as Andrew McCarthy suggests? Also, we consider the lonely heroism of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, who claims to have found evidence of abuse in U.S. government surveillance. Plus, we ask questions about the role of Michael Horowitz, Inspector General of the DOJ. What is Horowitz up to? Why is he making the Deep State nervous? With Listener Calls & Music via Marty Robbins, Helene Fischer, the Steve Miller Band and Luciano Pavarotti. Sacred Christmas Song from Dwight Yoakam.
A Visit with Jennifer Kerns, columnist for the Washington Examiner. As Roy Moore heads into election day, we consider the latest news from Alabama. Moore leads in the polls and has been formally endorsed by President Trump. Incredibly, Gloria Allred's accuser has now admitted to tampering with the "yearbook" -- thereby crushing the credibility of anti-Moore forces. Meanwhile, the Mueller Investigation takes on water with startling new revelations about its hyper-partisan team members. Plus, we listen to excerpts from Trump's high-energy rally in Pensacola, Florida, and offer a professional opinion on the "Denturegate" controversy. As ever, the Trump Economy keeps growing apace, showing markedly improved prospects for blacks and hispanics. Existential threat to the Democrats' fragile Obama Coalition? Possible explanation for the muted media response to Trump's civil rights speech in Mississippi? Also, Dershowitz challenges Tribe to a debate. With Listener Calls & Music via Train, Dick Dale and His Del-Tones, Natalie Imbruglia and Weezer.
Opening Monologue. Awarding the "Fake News Trophy" becomes a challenge this week, with contenders galore across the media landscape. CNN botches another bombshell on Russian Collusion, then allows its lies to linger, and then supplies a predictably unapologetic "correction." We sample the lame excuses for error offered by CNN's Brian Stelter and hapless Neoconservative David Frum. Meanwhile, President Trump announces plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, converting the longstanding rhetoric of Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama into reality. Why so controversial? Plus, we consider the resignation of Senator Al Franken and the string of coincidences that led to his downfall. A case of unfortunate timing? The Establishment was aiming at Roy Moore, but hit Franken instead. After decades of shilling for the predations of the Clintons, can Democrats now claim the moral high ground? They're sure gonna try. Also, we note the absence of "kneeling" before yesterday's Army-Navy football game. With Listener Calls & Music via America, the Cranberries, Janis Martin, Erasure and Rosie Flores.
Vicious Circle Now Complete. A San Francisco jury renders "not guilty" verdict against the illegal alien who killed Kate Steinle. We review the responses of the Steinle family and examine the Sanctuary City policies that are putting Californians at risk. Why are many on the Left proud of this verdict? Time to build "Kate's Wall," we say. Meanwhile, President Trump scorches NBC's Joe Scarborough with a tweet about an "unsolved mystery" that took place in Florida "years ago." We look into the mysterious death of a Scarborough intern back in 2001, and ask why Scarborough resigned from Congress shortly thereafter. Responding to the devastatingly timed presidential tweet, a shaken Scarborough claims Trump has "dementia." Also, we look deeper into the FBI's Peter Strzok, the Trump-hating FBI agent dismissed from Team Mueller. What was the pro-Hillary Strzok's role in investigating Hillary's emails? And what was Strzok's involvement with British spy Christopher Steele, of the infamous Trump Dossier? Looking bad for Mueller here, and the FBI as well. Plus, the Senate passes the GOP Tax Cuts bill, Roy Moore appears headed for victory in Alabama, and we offer a vignette from philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. With Listener Calls & Music via The Primitives, The Beatles and Camper Van Beethoven. Sacred Song from Johnny Cash.