The Entrapment Operation. Is the stricken Deep State quietly begging for mercy from President Trump? If so, will Trump be offering any? The murky "origin" stories for the FBI Counterintelligence Investigation keep on evolving. First it was Carter Page, then it was George Papadopoulos, and now it appears to be something else altogether. All of this as the DOJ flatly refuses to reveal "Paragraph One" of the originating document. Was the entire Russian Bad Guys meme manufactured by Team Obama to legitimize their spying? We keep digging on Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese Fulcrum. Russian spy, or actually British? London Bridges Falling Down. Downer backtracks. Joe diGenova slams Gowdy for sanitizing SpyGate, Judge Jeanine Pirro piles on, and Dan Bongino summarizes the whole entrapment "set up" scam. Meanwhile, we review the now "unstoppable" American economy, and we psychoanalyze the insufferable vanities of Barack Obama, as the former president belatedly asks: "What if we were wrong?" With Listener Calls & Music via Imagine Dragons, Sia, They Might Be Giants and Gene Kelly. Vignettes on Elvis Presley. Sacred Song from The Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
Rep. Trey Gowdy unmasks his inner Deep State self. Defends the FBI's SpyGate activities. But why? We hypothesize that the Republican Party Establishment does not want to uncover the real truth about SpyGate, as we suspect both political parties -- a.k.a. The Beltway Uniparty -- have their fingerprints all over the spying operation run against Candidate Trump. Any ultimate accountability herein will thus have a broad and alarming distribution. We listen to Devin Nunes' morning interview with Maria Bartiromo, in which he responds to the Gowdy sellout. We parse the language to isolate the apparent kernel of disagreement between Nunes & Gowdy. On the one hand, Gowdy blindly trusts DOJ's assertion that the IC was spying on the bad guy Russians, and was not at all spying on Trump. On the other hand, Nunes contends DOJ actually was spying on the Trump Campaign, and not really upon the Russians. Critical discrepancies to be sorted out soon enough, as another IG Horowitz report waits in the wings. Meanwhile, we consider the $17 Million budget for Mueller so far, a relevant quote from Orwell, and a tantalizing text message from the FBI's Peter Strzok: "The White House is running this." Running what exactly? Backbone Host offers a clean retrospective on the fundamentals of SpyGate. (Note: A little in-studio power outage shortened this hour's live broadcast by about 10 minutes.) With Listener Calls & Music via Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Dwight Yoakam, Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam.
Opening Monologue. Criminal Deep State playing uninterrupted defense, scrambling to keep its stories straight, losing all traces of momentum. But for a few minor exceptions. One, Rudy Giuliani has taken the bait from Stephanopoulos by answering a ridiculous Sunday Show question about President Trump's "power to pardon himself." Another unforced error from Rudy, promptly blasted through the MSM echo chamber. Two, Rep. Trey Gowdy has unmasked his True Swamp Self and sidled up with the Clapper & Comey versions of SpyGate. Clapper claims Trump "should be happy" about the FBI spying on his campaign, and Gowdy now seems to agree. That said, we review the additional Jenga sticks pulled out from under the Mueller Investigation this week. Close to collapse? Byron York offers new perspectives on Flynn, and we begin our look at the shady Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese Falcon. Meanwhile, North Korea signs on for "The Art of The Nuclear Deal" and the MSM isn't happy about it. Also, a dancing FBI man allegedly drops his firearm in a Denver nightclub, picks it up and accidentally shoots someone. Not good. Plus, our conversation with Jeff Hunt of the Centennial Institute about next week's Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Hunt announces that the vicious leftist Samantha Bee has been denied press credentials for the conference, and for very good reasons. With Listener Calls & Music via Sigrid of Norway, Maroon 5, SZA, Calvin Harris, the Partridge Family and Daft Punk.
Backbone Radio's Matt Dunn visits with Chuck & Julie on Friday Afternoon. SpyGate Updates and Sunday Show previews. North Korea prepares for The Art of The Nuclear Deal. Trey Gowdy unmasks his inner Deep State self. The Papadopoulos Ploy gets thinner. Comey's FBI timelines take another big hit. Notes on Halper, Downer and Mifsud -- the Maltese Phantom. London Bridges Falling Down?
Tour De Force Monologues on SpyGate. Matt Dunn of Backbone Radio fills in for Chuck & Julie on Decoration Day. Dissecting the Criminal Deep State, with particular attention to the odious James Clapper and the historically "close bond" between CIA John Brennan & Barack Obama. We marvel at MSNBC Joy Reid's bitter clinging to the collapsed Russian Collusion Narrative. We reconsider Judge Napolitano's Paul Revere Moment -- The British Are Spying on Trump. The London Angle, and also Rome. Plus, a review of Norwegian patriot Jan Baalsrud's epic WWII survival story as depicted in the new film The 12th Man. With Listener Calls & Music via The Partridge Family, SZA, Calvin Harris, Amici Forever and Ralph Stanley. Walking Up This Hill On Decoration Day.
Matt Dunn of Backbone Radio guest hosts for Chuck & Julie on Memorial Day. Conversations on Border Security and the Second Amendment. Jon Favreau, speechwriter for Obama, makes very embarrassing Twitter error on Trump immigration policy. Favreau quickly deletes -- but does not apologize. Meanwhile, Harvard poll data suggests a majority of Americans think it's fair to refer to MS-13 gang members as "animals." Also, vignettes on skiing with small children this weekend at Arapahoe Basin, as the "Chicken Dance Polka" happens once again. Plus, we observe the Presidential Proclamation for Memorial Day and honor the National Moment of Remembrance. With Listener Calls & Music via Dwight Yoakam, De Electronica, the Yardbirds and the U.S. Army Ceremonial Band.
Matt Dunn of Backbone Radio enters "The Conservative Underworld" of Chuck & Julie on Memorial Day. Opening Monologues on American Sovereignty. Good news abounds in the Trump Era. Defending and supporting the American Middle and Working Classes -- the necessary antidote to globalist predation. Anticipating Red Wave Election in 2018, reviewing Democratic leadership vacuum. What does the Left stand for today? NFL bans kneeling, but still fumbles the broader issue. Plus, lighthearted hilarity regarding "The World's Tallest Waffle Stack" erected this weekend by Spencer McCullough in a Denver backyard. Judgment pending from Guinness World Records. With Listener Calls & Ukelele Waffle Music via Parry Gripp. Bumper Music from the Zac Brown Band and Clare Dunn.
President Trump welcomes Joshua Holt, an American jailed in Venezuela, to the White House. Senator Orrin Hatch effuses over Trump's effectiveness at bringing Americans home, with Mr. Holt being the 17th recently released from imprisonment abroad. We hope Pastor Andrew Brunson will soon be next. Meanwhile, our "SpyGate" narrative continues with additional stammering from former DNI James Clapper on Face the Nation. Amusingly, Clapper claims "an aversion" to the use of the word "spy" to describe the "benign" information gathering techniques deployed against the Trump Campaign. We dissect these specious predicates, one by one, while commending the ghastly Clapper for becoming an ideal spokesperson for the Criminal Deep State. We listen to Congressman Mark Meadows' sharp responses and consider the plight of Carter Page, who now claims FBI surveillance has ruined his life. Conrad Black describes the ongoing collapse of the collusion narrative as part of "the greatest scandal in American history." Commentator Mark Steyn outlines the early plot by Clapper and Brennan to "scuttle" the Trump candidacy. Regarding Trump's searing remarks on "SpyGate," a dismissive James Comey says they're all just "made up" -- although he doesn't quite sound so certain anymore. With Listener Calls & Music via Lady Gaga, Sigrid, the Glitch Mob and the London Symphony Orchestra. Memorial Day Tributes from Toby Keith and Amici Forever.
Tinker, Tailor, Clapper, Halper, SPYGATE. We examine the "Criminal Deep State" and the "transatlantic plot to stop Trump." Was Judge Andrew Napolitano channeling Paul Revere when he warned last year that British Intelligence officials had spied on Candidate Trump? We explore potentially sinister UK connections to the Russian Collusion narrative. Why did so many American Intelligence Community operatives travel to London in 2016? The list includes Strzok, Priestap, McCabe, Gaeta, Schrage and Brennan. In addition, we marvel at the strange and total disappearance of UK players like Steele, Mifsud, Goldstone and Stefan Halper. Where'd they all go? Speaking of Halper, the recently outed spy, we review his history of connections to the CIA and speculate on who may have recruited Halper to keep such close tabs on Trump campaign officials. Could it have been the panicky, histrionic John O. Brennan? Regarding Obama's former CIA Director, we review a 2014 New York Times story describing the nearly unprecedented "close bond" between Brennan and Obama. Is the Criminal Deep State now busily protecting the former president? Plus, our reflections on Roman Yellowcake, a tweetstorm from Paul Sperry of the New York Post, the "Weasel Way" of James Clapper, and holding out hope for Sessions and Huber. With Listener Calls & Music via the Yardbirds, Ricky Nelson, Joe Walsh, Margaret Murray, Jamey Johnson, George Strait and the Alexandrov Ensemble.
Opening Monologue. Nuclear Summit with North Korea is back ON, only days after President Trump had called it off. In spite of considerable MSM crowing over the cancellation, Kim Jong Un quickly crawled back to the table, again pledging full denuclearization. Hardest Hit -- Democrats. Meanwhile, the NFL bans "kneeling" on the field, handing off another ineluctable victory to culture-warrior Trump. Incredibly, Republicans have pulled ahead in "generic" polling data, leading to speculation of a Red Wave Election in 2018. Dems and MSM feeling faint? Also, the UK government goes rogue, arrests Tommy Robinson, anti-immigration activist and founder of the English Defence League. Pondering pernicious UK involvement in the American election, we begin to ask what's gotten into the British Ruling Class of late. King George moments ahead? A Mexican-American caller offers praise for Trump and speculation on the upcoming election in Mexico. Handcuffs for Harvey Weinstein, trouble for Morgan Freeman. Plus, vignettes on Polka, Lawrence Welk and the Vogeltjesdans -- a.k.a. The Chicken Dance -- along with the last family skiing weekend of the season at Arapahoe Basin. Apres Ski with The Big Onions. With Listener Calls & Memorial Day Music from the Zac Brown Band. Great new country singles from Dwight Yoakam and Clare Dunn.