On Not Firing Mueller. We chronicle the Media's current obsession with Trump NOT having fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller. We are led to conclude that Democrats have long been hoping Trump would fire Mueller, and are very disappointed that it hasn't happened, and are thus presently propagandizing to make it seem as though Trump actually HAD fired Mueller. Why the wishcasting? We speculate. Perhaps a Mueller-firing would have been the only thing that could have legitimized this fraudulent, empty investigation. Perhaps the Left has even been gambling on a firing, and has long been attempting to goad Trump into making such a move -- but Trump never did take the bait. We sample related audio from CNN's Chris Cuomo and Mary Katharine Ham. Anthony Scaramucci says it's all an "irrelevant" distraction. NBC's Tom Brokaw agrees, calling it a "non-issue." Meanwhile, we share our deepening doubts about Rep. Trey Gowdy, and consider the mysterious recusal of FISA Court Judge Rudolph Contreras. Also, we relay breaking news that the House Intelligence Committee will hold a Monday vote on releasing the Nunes Memo. Time for some yodelling? Plus, our heartfelt tributes to Warren Miller -- filmmaker, skiing legend, and all-around noble personage. With Listener Calls & Music via Sturgill Simpson and Metallica. Sacred Song from Dwight Yoakam.
Hold Onto Your Hats. Beltway Update with Jennifer Kerns, national politcal commentator. Preview of Trump's upcoming State of the Union Address. Notes on the Nunes Memo controversy and DOJ attempts to shut it down. The Strzok-Page Affair, text messages lost and then found. How's that happen? Wire Tapping and Not Firing Mueller. Meanwhile, Backbone Host offers stirring monologue about Trump's Successful First Year in office. The formerly Lonesome Road. The conservative Heritage Foundation gives President Trump higher policy ratings than it once gave Ronald Reagan. Life has become more difficult for recalcitrant Never Trumpers, subsisting as they are in the shadows of Trump's accomplishments. The bitter Bill Kristol continues being buried alive. We salute colleague Dennis Prager for coming around. We analyze Schumer's "six ways from Sunday" comments about the Deep State, which no longer seem operative in the Trump Era. Plus, a long-suppressed photo emerges of a smiling Barack Obama with Louis Farrakhan. Dershowitz is not impressed. With Great Listener Calls & Music via R.E.M., Echo & The Bunnymen, the Rolling Stones, Cat Stevens and Gillian Welch.
Opening Monologue. The Walls Come Crumblin' Down around the Deep State. The highly-anticipated Nunes Memo approaches prime time. Rep. Matt Gaetz ups the rhetorical ante, describing a "criminal conspiracy" perpetuated by a "cabal" of individuals attempting to "discredit and undermine the duly elected President of the United States." Rep. Jim Jordan outlines how "the fix was in" with Comey's FBI protecting Hillary while actively working against Trump. Rep. Bob Goodlatte criticizes FBI Peter Strzok's disturbing pro-Hillary power grab on the 302's. Meanwhile, we ask, why are the DOJ, FBI and Rep. Adam Schiff attempting to block the release of the Nunes Memo? Why is the DOJ still witholding thousands of Strzok-Page text messages from Congress? Deep State Delay Tactics on vivid display. Rosenstein Nervous? And by the way, were Strzok & Page really having an affair? Paul Sperry, of the New York Post, predicts a "watershed moment in US history" coming soon. Plus, we consider suspected media strategies for handling the forthcoming Memo firestorm, courtesy of NBC's Chuck Todd. Expect Kitchen Sinks. Plus, the Plight of the Left, and Trump Dominates Davos. With Listener Calls & Music via John Mellencamp, Social Distortion, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Beatles.
Let the Sunshine In. We celebrate the arrival of sunlight into the formerly shadowy corners of American political life. Rep. Matt Gaetz describes the Mueller Investigation as "a lie built on a foundation of corruption." Dr. Sebastian Gorka says the Schumer Shutdown is a case of Democrats prioritizing "illegal immigrants" over Americans. OMB Director Mick Mulvaney says Sen. Schumer needs to "up his game." We review Trump's new advertisement for "The Wall" and first-year anniversary as President. CNN's panel of Democrats in Ohio say Trump's first year has been "fantastic." We mark the fifth anniversary of DNI James Clapper's perjury. Meanwhile, rather than apologize for his false accusations against Trump's mental acuity, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough goes full anti-science and attacks Trump's doctor -- Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson -- as a "political hack." Professor Niall Ferguson advises MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle to "chill." Flake Summons Stalin. Musical Tributes to the departed Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries, and Johnny Hallyday of France. With Listener Calls & Music via Astrid, the Fifth Dimension, Fleetwood Mac and Kesha. Sacred Song from Elvis Presley. Luke 8:16, Ephesians 5:11.
The DiGenova Interview. We conduct a segmental interpretation of former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova's phenomenal Saturday conversation with the Daily Caller. Key details on the attempted Deep State Coup against President Trump. Addressing the fundamentals of the "FISA Abuse" scandal presently engulfing the FBI and DOJ. Outlining the mechanism for "Intelligence Laundering" via outside contractors. Possibly Fusion GPS and Crowdstrike? DiGenova considers the Russian Narrative a "complete fabrication" designed by Democrats to "dirty up" Trump. He describes James Comey as a blackmailer and a "political assassin." With helpful vignettes on the key names involved herein -- Andy McCabe, Bill Priestap, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Sally Yates, Loretta Lynch and John Carlin. Plus, per surveillance abuse, we ask with a song: How Long Has This Been Going On? With Listener Calls & Music via Ace, Cheap Trick, P!nk, Jethro Tull and The Beatles.
Opening Monologue. Release The Memo. Release the Kraken. We chronicle the latest developments in the "biggest political scandal of our lifetimes." House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has issued a four-page classified "Memo" outlining surveillance abuse and corruption within the DOJ and FBI. House Republicans are clamoring for its public release, revealing their "shock" and "alarm" and generalized exopthalmia. We listen to Democrat Adam Schiff describe his attempts to block the release, while blaming "Russian Bots" for the controversy -- as the Mainstream Media stays silent. We sound notes of caution against "overreach" from conservative commentators, such as Dan Bongino, and review the process for the memo's ultimate release. We sample high-octane audio from Rep. Mark Meadows and Rep. Matt Gaetz. Meanwhile, the FBI now claims to have mysteriously "lost" a trove of text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Plus, our quick review of the Schumer Shutdown distraction and Trump's "incredible genes." Hat tips to the Conservative Treehouse. With Listener Calls & Music via R.E.M., Louane, Bob Dylan, Ray Price, Pearl Jam, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jamey Johnson.
Hot on the trail of the Deep State. The grim Glenn Simpson backtracks on key Fusion GPS testimony. Why did Sen. Dianne Feinstein release the transcripts? Rep. Ron DeSantis describes them as "devastating" to supporters of the Dossier. Meanwhile, Sara Carter of Fox News floats a new trial balloon: Was Hillary Clinton "duped" by the Dossier? Will Hillary soon claim to be the 'victim' of her own Dossier? Good grief. Could the American people possibly buy that one? Sidney Powell explains the work of Inspector General Michael Horowitz -- investigating the investigators. We consider the heroism of NSA Director Michael Rogers, whistle-blower on the Obama Administration's illicit spying on Team Trump. Notes on the SCIF, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. Plus, a flashback to Devin Nunes' March 2017 press conference which got the balls rolling. Coda: How long has all this surveillance been going on? How far will the Establishment go to preserve their power? With Listener Calls & Music via U2, Thomas Rhett and Reba McEntire.
Preparations for Big Week Ahead. Are the Uranium One, RussiaGate and Trump Dossier angles beginning to overlap? DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz unloads ahead of schedule. First indictment lands in bribery case involving Uranium One and Hillary Clinton. Mark Lambert indicted on 11 counts. We review the background of Alexander Downer, the Australian diplomat with ties to George Papadopoulos, the Clinton Foundation and the sale of Australian uranium to Russia. Meanwhile, musician DJ Moby claims agents from the CIA approached him to help spread the word on Trump colluding with Russia. Seriously? More details emerge on the tentacles of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Sting operation run against Trump? Setup job on infamous Veselnitskaya meeting? We sample commentary from Dan Bongino and speculate as to why the Deep State wants Trump out of office -- and fast. Hello Walls. With Listener Calls & Music via Moby, R.E.M., Bobby Darin, Faron Young, Waylon Jennings and The Beatles.
Opening Monologue. Setting the table on explosive "Deep State" developments. Media distractions intensify, perhaps by correlation. Immigration debate stalls over purported Trump comments about Third World countries. Growing MAGA Trump Economy jeopardizing Democrats' Obama Coalition. Twitter shadow-bans conservatives. Meanwhile, Trump's physician reports the President is "in excellent health." With Listener Calls & Music via The Beatles, Social Distortion and Justin Bieber.
The Deep State Update. Moving forward with what could be evolving into the biggest political scandal in modern American history. We discuss significant recent actions of Admiral Mike Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency. Did Rogers blow the whistle on a planned Deep State Coup? We note that Rogers visited President-Elect Trump in Trump Tower on November 17, 2016 -- without telling his boss DNI James Clapper. The very next day, Trump moved his Transition Team to Bedminster, New Jersey. Soon thereafter, did a flustered Clapper attempt to get Rogers fired? We review Rogers' 2016 request for a "compliance review" of suspicious FISA surveillance. Are the pieces coming together? Advise Read: The Conservative Treehouse. Meanwhile, Nunes gets the full trove, Fusion GPS is ordered to reveal its bank records, and British spy Steele finds himself under criminal investigation. We sample the commentary of Congressman Jim Jordan and Catherine Herridge of Fox News. Plus, we review Europe's "funeral pyre" brought about by its open borders, globalist elites. With Listener Calls & Music via the Black Eyed Peas, Elvis Presley, Patricia Kaas, the Foo Fighters, The Beatles and Reba McEntire.