From Darkness to Light. Devin Nunes says America will be "shocked" to see the unredacted contents of the FBI's Carter Page FISA Application. Rep. Nunes renews his calls for declassification from President Trump, while pointing out that time is running out before the November elections. If Democrats take the House, the Deep State skates. Plain and simple. Meanwhile, a public spat erupts between Trump and A.G. Sulzberger of the New York Times. We speculate on its connection with the Cohen Tapes. Was the NYT's Maggie Haberman secretly recorded by Cohen? And is Rudy Giuliani now sitting on the recording? If so, another Bigly Backfire for the MSM. Also, Facebook and Twitter hit a rough patch in their efforts to censor conservatives, stocks plunging as they encounter new obstacles to their Blue Wave strategies. Rep. Jim Jordan makes his move for Speaker, and former ICE Acting Director Tom Homan says the Trump Administration has been top notch on "border security and public safety." Plus, our vignettes on playing Iron Maiden Pinball up in Lyons. We listen to Vice President Mike Pence demand the release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from house arrest in Izmir, Turkey. Is Erdogan paying attention? With Listener Calls & Music via Louane, Lady Gaga, R.E.M. and Iron Maiden. Sacred Song "I Saw The Light" from Hank Williams, Sr.
The Rat Michael Cohen. Trump's former attorney gets squeezed by a Deep State frantic for leverage. Clintonista Lanny Davis shows up on the scene. So, has Cohen flipped? Kinda looks like it, but we suspect yet another MSM nothingburger afoot -- and high potential for backfire. To wit, Rudy Giuliani drops a curious bombshell during his savvy Sunday Show interviews, regarding Cohen's surreptitious recordings of several "reporters," including CNN's Chris Cuomo. Might the New York Times also be involved? Could that explain Trump's recent meeting with NYT Publisher A.G. Sulzberger? We suspect the MSM is none too happy to learn of these particular Cohen Tapes, and that Giuliani has them. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he does not trust Cohen in the least, and litigator Andrew Stoltmann states Cohen's credibility is now reduced to "OJ" Simpson levels. Meanwhile, incredibly, Trump approvals edge higher even after last week's epic media meltdown, and we review the dwindling prospects of Never Trump Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska. Maybe Sasse doesn't run again? Also, an alienated former Democrat calls in to describe her process of "walking away" from her old party. Also, Neil Diamond sings "Sweet Caroline" for firefighters on the Lake Christine Fire near Basalt. With Listener Calls & Music via Guns N' Roses, Neil Diamond and Wynn Stewart.
Opening Monologue. The Magical MAGA Economy hits 4.1% Growth. Up Where We Belong. Good news for Americans, bad news for Democrats running for office in 2018. "We're back," says an emotional, newly employed steelworker in Illinois. We listen to VP Mike Pence respond to the good economic news, and sample an MSM Montage of Leftist Deniers who claimed none of this could happen. Meanwhile, President Trump scores victories over the EU and China in the Trade Wars, and we observe the Trade Deficit dropping by $52 billion in the second quarter. Also, Rep. Jim Jordan runs for Speaker, Rod Rosenstein survives an impeachment threat, and Team Mueller announces its investigation of Trump's Tweets. So we need a Special Counsel for that? Plus, in another positive gesture, North Korea returns the remains of American soldiers fallen long ago. More concrete results for Trump's leadership on foreign policy. In our concluding segment, we interview activist Jan Cook about the "Walk Away" movement now spreading across Colorado. Democrats leaving their party? With Listener Calls & Music via The Beatles, Joe Cocker, SZA and Crystal Gayle.
The Dead Pigeon of Russian Collusion. In the aftermath of the Helsinki Summit, Conrad Black believes President Trump will "win this round with the Deep State" in spite of its efforts to "maintain the fraud of collusion." But can the bipartisan shadow government successfully push things off past November? We offer our "Tale of Two Republican Senators." While Lindsey Graham describes the Steele Dossier as a piece of "garbage" and says the spying on Team Trump was certainly NOT justified, we listen to Liddle Marco Rubio claim altogether otherwise. Why the difference of opinion? We suggest the underlying reasons may point to uncomfortable truths about the Republican Establishment. Relatedly, we ponder WHY the Carter Page FISA Application was released, all of a sudden, seemingly out of the blue. Cryptic speculations. Meanwhile, the disgraced James Comey comes out of the closet as a Democrat just in time for the socialist takeover. Great timing, as usual. We listen to Maria Bartiromo assess Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the future of the Democratic Party. Also, we definitively answer the question as to why the Unhinged Left hates Donald Trump so darned much. With Listener Calls & Music via Sigrid and Dwight Yoakam. Sacred Song from George Jones.
Saturday Night Bombshell. Revelations from the surprise DOJ release of a Carter Page FISA Application. Although heavily redacted, the 412 pages are heavy duty material. Confirmed: Hillary Clinton bought and paid for Title-1 FISA surveillance of the Trump Campaign during the 2016 election. The Obama FBI relied almost exclusively upon the phony and unverified Steele Dossier in its FISA request, and witheld critical information from FISC judges on the Dossier's partisan political provenance. Moreover, Meddling British Spy Christopher Steele was the sole source of "media reports" that were used to amplify the FISA application. Woods Procedures flaunted in the extreme. Total Vindication for Rep. Devin Nunes. We listen to Andrew McCarthy of National Review explode over the new information. We sample CNN's preposterous defense of the indefensible. Meanwhile, Drudge keeps dropping the ball, now focused intently on Hillary's strange smock. Also, new Gallup polling data reveals the American People really do not care about Russian Collusion. Stunning disconnect with the MSM. Plus, Professor Angelo Codevilla gives an "A+" grade to the Trump-Putin press conference in Helsinki. We describe the MSM's presentation of a false dilemma between trusting Putin or the "Six Ways From Sunday" crowd. With Listener Calls & Music via Gillian Welch, Anne Murray and George Strait.
Opening Monologue. Delusional MSM Pitches Another Fit. American Political Establishment seems to want an immediate global thermonuclear confrontation with Russia -- wants it right now, and will apparently accept nothing less. CNN's Brian Stelter, in the grip of some kind of mania, accuses President Trump of being under the "control" of Vladimir Putin. CIA John Brennan yells 'treason.' All because Trump has engaged in diplomatic dialogue? Do these people really believe the things they say? We address the psychology of delusion, pondering the emotional distortions that arise when incremental delusions are added upon a foundation of delusion. Meanwhile, we begin our review of the Saturday Night Bombshell, a.k.a. the DOJ's release of the Carter Page FISA Application. At long last, we approach the actual origins of SpyGate. But why are some still defending the Leftist Police State? Also, radical socialists appear to be taking over the Democratic Party, and a caller outlines the "Q-Anon" phenomenon. Plus, we celebrate Colorado's summer high country around Holy Cross City. Hiking and camping, life is good above timberline in the Rocky Mountains. With Listener Calls & Music via Era Istrefi, Pure Prairie League, Vince Gill, Doc Watson and Paul McCartney.
The Drumbeat to Declassify. Is it time for President Trump to put an end to the farce and simply declassify documents related to FISA applications, Woods Procedures, 302s and 1023s? The Wall Street Journal thinks so, as does Kimberly Strassel and NRO's Andrew McCarthy. We listen to Rep. Devin Nunes repeat his calls for declassification and describe his next moves investigating the State Department. The Conservative Treehouse boils the threads of our current political theatre down to "the abuse of the intelligence apparatus for political power." The fons et origo. But what are the obstacles to declassification? Would Mueller immediately charge obstruction? If so, should Trump care? Meanwhile, Lisa Page appears to have become a forthcoming and cooperative witness, earning praise from Reps. Mark Meadows and John Ratcliffe. Why did Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein fail to notify Page of her need to testify? Should an untrustworthy Rosenstein be impeached? We might be getting there. Plus, according to Newt Gingrich and market analyst Mohamed El Arian, America is poised to Win the Trade War. A MAGA boon to America's Middle Class, a positive rebalancing of our economy. The Sound of Two Hands Clapping. With Listener Calls & Music via Fitz & The Tantrums and Bob Dylan. Sacred Song from Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss.
Gohmert Goes Gangsta in response to Strzok's Smirking Stonewalls. Callers salute Rep. Louie Gohmert for playing hardball, much against the grain of the house-trained GOP Establishment. Democrats run epic interference for Strzok during the circus 10-hour hearing, in tandem with FBI attorneys eagerly thwarting attempts at transparency. We observe the non-coincidental convenience of Mueller's "ongoing investigation" as their excuse for opacity. We sample responses to the Strzok Debacle from Rep. John Ratcliffe, Ann Coulter and the WSJ's Kimberly Strassel. Meanwhile, additional thoughts on NATO and America's historic role in subsidizing the Welfare States of Europe. Changes long overdue. Also, a curiously uneventful week for SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh. Smooth sailing? Plus, we celebrate National Ice Cream Day with David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen. With Listener Calls & Music via Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Frank Sinatra, Cowboy Junkies, Van Halen and Air Supply.
Opening Monologue. Creepy Psycho Smirking testimony from FBI Peter Strzok, quintessence of Deep State Physiognomy. In the aftermath, Goose Egg Mueller offers another nothingburger distraction indictment of Ghost Russians. Notes on President Trump's "solid gold" trip to Europe. Applies appropriate pressure on Germany regarding Merkel's natural gas "Putin Pipeline." Tells NATO it needs to pay up -- free ride is over. Then piles on British PM Theresa May for her "soft Brexit" miscalculation. Meanwhile, Air Force One lands today in Finland. Trump readies for Helsinki summit with Vladimir Putin. MSM vents McCarthyite outrage. We review Sen. Rand Paul's stance against NATO's push towards the borders of Russia. For fun, we listen to some Finnish music and review the work of Finnish film director Aki Kaurismaki. Also, our SCOTUS update on the prospects of nominee Brett Kavanaugh. So far so good, with the hostile Sen. Chuck Schumer failing to gain traction. Plus, our commentary on the FIFA World Cup, as France defeats Croatia. We contrast Soccer Hysterics with Baseball Stoicism. And yes, we're glad England lost again. With Listener Calls & Music via Blur, Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi, Eric Church, Garbage, Esa Pulliainen and Matti Johannes Koivuu.