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PLOT THICKENS: Rubio Campaign To Blame for Carson Drop-Out Rumors

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On his radio program today, Rush Limbaugh dropped a bombshell report that the rumors of Ben Carson dropping out on Monday were actively encouraged by the Rubio campaign.

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CNN reported that Dr. Carson was on his way back to Florida after the Iowa Caucuses. Staffers working for the Cruz campaign reportedly heard the story and began telling caucus-goers Monday night that Dr. Carson planned on dropping out of the race, allegedly attempting to swing voters for Cruz.

According to Limbaugh, however, there are reports that the Rubio campaign is just as much to blame for spreading these rumors, trying to convince Carson supporters vote for Rubio.

So why is the Cruz camp being attacked from all sides while Rubio is ignored?

Because “Cruz is the frontrunner!” Limbaugh says. “They don’t think they can go after him on issues.”

RUSH: Ted Cruz has apologized for spreading the rumor that Ben Carson’s dropping out, actually apologized to Dr. Carson.

Ted Cruz apologized for his campaign statements made on the day of the Iowa caucus, implying that Carson was dropping out of the race.  “Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game. What the team then should have done was send around the follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out. That was a mistake from our end, and for that I apologize to Dr. Carson.”

This is an even more direct apology than what I reported to you yesterday.  But it doesn’t look like it’s enough to satisfy Dr. Carson.  During an appearance on the Fox Business Network’s After the Bell Dr. Carson responded to Cruz’s apology.  He said: “As Christians, of course we accept people’s apologies. We also have to ask ourselves is this acceptable to us, the American people, or should there be some accountability? There should be some consequences for things. You don’t just say ‘oh, okay, sorry… okay let’s move on.’ The damage was done to me, it wasn’t done to them.”

So I don’t know, what’s he saying?  That Cruz ought to fire some people?  Dr. Carson wants heads to roll.  I guess my idea didn’t get any traction.  Cruz should offer Dr. Carson a couple delegates.  I’m shocked.  I’m shocked.  I thought that would have been a great, Great Compromise here.  I mean, whoever does that before?  I mean just give a couple delegates, “Sorry, Dr. Carson, I did that.” Of course, I can see the problem.  If you offer a couple delegates and Dr. Carson, “No, I want all five.”  Then you’ve got a negotiation. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I understand that.

But look at the magnanimity of offering a couple of delegates as a peace offering.  I mean, it’s not like offering $24 for Manhattan, but nevertheless it’s a deal.  Well, I know it’s why it probably isn’t gonna happen, he’s gonna need those delegates toward the end.  You never know.

And then there’s this from Breitbart: “Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson alleged that there is a ‘culture’ within fellow candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign that led some of his supporters to falsely claim Carson had dropped out during the Iowa caucus on Tuesday’s O’Reilly Factor.”  By the way, I was mentioned on The O’Reilly Factor last night, too, and we have that coming up.

We had a caller yesterday.  We’ve had a lot of callers here calling about Fox News lately.  We had one yesterday, and the caller said, “They’re not conservative anymore. They’re not conservative like I remember ’em. All they do is just criticize conservatives.”  And I sought to explain why that happens.  And the O’Reilly Factor aired that and of course promptly disagreed and brought in guests who disagreed, and then unknowingly made my point.  So we will share that with you as the program unfolds.

But Carson was on The O’Reilly Factor, said he’d talked to Cruz, “And he says that he didn’t know anything about what the campaign did,” meaning that’s what Cruz told Carson, and Carson says, “I have to accept at his word that he didn’t know, because he said if he had known, he would have not agreed with such a thing,” meaning tweet out that Carson was leaving the campaign.

Now, Carson later said: “A culture exists within the Cruz camp that would allow people to take advantage of a situation like this in a very dishonest way. Isn’t this the same thing that we see with the Obama administration, the IRS scandal? No responsibility. Let’s see, what, in fact, the Cruz campaign will do about those individuals who inappropriately disseminated this information, knowing that the caucus were not over.”

Here comes Sarah Palin, endorser of Donald Trump, on Facebook.  “Dirty Politics: Witnessing Firsthand[.] It’s Always Heartbreaking, Never Surprising.”  She writes, “Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that ‘millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth.’ Which is why it’s so curious — and saddens us — this lack of accountability with the lies of Cruz’s own campaign.

“Cruz’s campaign chairman, US Representative Steve King, is lying, and good for Dr. Ben Carson for calling this out. King, who’s previously asked for and received my endorsement, time and resources to support his own election, is still lying about my altruistic support of Mr. Trump, and he’s refused to provide any evidence to the contrary. And, this US congressman actually lied to his own constituents on behalf of Cruz, regarding a good man, Dr. Carson.

“He told voters Carson was dropping out of the presidential race immediately before the Iowa caucus, causing a relative uproar inside the process, so the word would spread and he could rack up more votes for his candidate, Cruz. That’s a dirty trick. Dr. Carson deserved better. The voters deserved better! Where is the accountability for these political actions? Very sad; typical Washington tactics. THIS is why ‘the status quo has got to go.'” That’s Sarah Palin climbing in, dumping on Cruz and Steve King and the campaign for the dire mistreatment of Dr. Carson.

And over here: “Uh Oh, Was Marco Rubio Guilty in the Ben Carson Dropout Rumor?”

I’ll tell you what this says after this.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH:  Just got an e-mail here during the break.  “Dear Rush:  I’m missing something here in this outrage.  I’m missing something in this outrage directed at Cruz.  Trump, Palin, Carson all sound whiny to me.  What in the world do they think they’re doing?  What business are they in, here?”  Folks, maybe that describes some of you, the (crying) aspect of this.  What it means, is Cruz is the front-runner.  And this is apparently the only way they can go after him.  I guess they don’t think they can go after him on issues.

I guess they don’t see any other way to go at him. You know they’re gonna go after the front-runner.  I mean, it’s part of the race. It’s the name of the game here.  Now, it does matter, I think, what you go after the front-runner on.  You do run the risk of sounding — I don’t know — whiny.  I don’t know what it is, but you gotta realize what business you’re in here.  But if there were a way to solidly attack Cruz on issues or substance, I think they would do that, too, and so far it’s just about whatever his campaign did with Dr. Carson.

Now, I ran across a website today, first time.  It’s named PolitiStick, P-o-l-i-t-i-s-t-i-c-k.  And the write here is Jennifer Burke.  The headline: “Uh-Oh, Was Marco Rubio Guilty in the Ben Carson Dropout Rumor?”  It begins this way:  “Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been the subject of brutal attacks all day by the Dr. Ben Carson campaign…  Prior to the beginning of the Iowa Caucus, CNN reporter Chris Moody tweeted that Dr. Carson was leaving the campaign trail to return to Florida for some R&R.

“He then said that Carson would be in Washington, DC for the National Prayer Breakfast, the event that put the renowned retired pediatric neurosurgeon on the political map in 2013…  The Cruz campaign is accused of intentionally using dirty tricks against Carson during the Iowa Caucus. Dr. Carson finished the night with just over 9% of the vote. Ted Cruz won the Iowa Caucus with 27.6% …  Carson accuses Cruz of intentionally trying to undermine his campaign due to the actions of a grassroots leader involved with his campaign. …

“The one thing not being mentioned is the CNN report which stemmed from an unclear statement sent out by the Carson campaign.”   This woman, Jennifer Burke, is actually saying (summarized): You know, you want to get to the bottom of this, what started it all?  The Cruz camp didn’t start it.  There was a tweet out there.  And her area of focus is the Carson campaign backed up by CNN.  Here’s the Chris Moody tweet.  This is exactly what CNN tweeted out at 5:43 p.m. on February 1st.  This is before the caucus even started.

Chris Moody of CNN tweets: “‘Carson won’t go to New Hampshire or South Carolina but instead will head home to Florida for some R&R.  He’ll be in DC Thursday for the National Prayer Breakfast.’ The doctor’s campaign later clarified that Dr. Carson was not dropping out of the race, but merely returning to Florida to get a change of clothes. FOX News’ Dana Perino said earlier on Tuesday that such a decision by a presidential candidate at this state of the game is unheard of.  Still, Cruz handled the accusation with class issuing an apology …

“That entire apology is being framed as an admission of wrongdoing by Cruz himself… What has not been said much throughout the day is that Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign worked actively to spread the message that Carson was leaving the presidential race. These actions were reported on Twitter by Conrad Close who, according to his Twitter profile, is the managing editor of Outset Magazine. Another interesting little tidbit about [Conrad] Close, that he shouts from the rooftops with his Twitter profile picture, is that he is Team Rubio with the statement below his picture, ‘I’m voting for Marco Rubio.'”

His tweet at 6:29 p.m. on February 1st, before the caucus had begun: “‘Rubio campaign pushing the narrative hard that Carson is dropping out’ Obviously looking to pick up votes from Carson.'” That’s a tweet from a guy named Conrad Close, who identifies… He’s a young guy; he identifies himself as a Rubio supporter and is the managing editor of something called Outset Magazine.  “Conservative journalist and communications guy fighting to make a difference for God and country,” is how he describes himself in his Twitter profile, “managing editor Outset, occasionally tries to save the world.”

He lives in Georgia, and he tweeted out at 6:29: “Rubio campaign pushing the narrative hard that Carson is dropping out. Obviously looking to pick up votes from Carson.”  And that’s gone.  They pulled that down, but the screenshot was grabbed of it in time.  And there’s more.  So the plot thickens here, ladies and gentlemen.  But it’s still politics.  It’s not Romper Room.  But that’s… You know, we live in a country where many Millennials think it is Romper Room, folks.  That’s a problem with our education system, and that’s another story.

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It’s Happening! Trump Just Beat Kim Jong-Un To The Punch, Makes Him Pay BRUTAL Price On His Soil

Fat boy never saw This coming!

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Many Americans have been waiting to see just how the imminent conflict with North Korea would start. We know it’s coming and we know that the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un is itching to strike. The question is, who will strike first.

The U.S. obviously isn’t looking to start a war that wouldn’t happen on its own, however, the threats issued by Jong-un give more than just an impression of his intentions toward our country.

Since the President isn’t one to back down from a fight, he has made it clear to North Korea that any action will be met with an even more painful reaction on our part. That being said, we as a country don’t feel the need to give too many warnings before dealing with a problem. Diplomatically speaking, the President did go out of his way to make sure that our allies in the area were aware of his intentions.

South Korea has aided the United States and our forces in many ways, not the least of which is housing our local military installations, and sharing intel. Most recently they’ve teamed up with the U.S. military to figure out what kind of precision strike might deal with the problem of North Korea once and for all. The people of North Korea seem to be more like prisoners, so the problem is almost entirely the dictator and his family.

Because of that, the United States and South Korean forces have been working on a strategy for cutting the head off the beast and taking out Kim Jong-un. It was all just a plan until recently. Infowars reports that the “decapitation team” is deployed and ready to strike in North Korea:

A U.S. Special Forces “decapitation” team is on board a nuclear-powered submarine just off the coast of North Korea.

“Buried in a Yonhap report about a joint US-South Korean Navy war drill is the revelation that, ‘A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out ‘decapitation’ operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group.’

Speculation is rife that the deployment could be what President Trump was referring to when he mentioned ‘the calm before the storm’ in front of confused reporters two weeks ago.”

By “decapitation team,” they seem to be referring to a whole group of assassins. As far as anyone knows, you only really need an assassin, but when you’re dealing with a high-value target, I suppose it doesn’t hurt to have a spare or two around.

Even though it’s certainly not the responsibility of the President to inform the world about the movements of the military before they happen, many wonder if this could be what the President was hinting about after meeting with Pentagon officials just days ago.

The entire mission, however, has been underway for months as the threat from North Korea has grown. There were reports that South Korea might be training their own elite force strictly for the purpose of taking out Jong-un.

“Back in June, it was reported that the U.S. and South Korea were training their special forces to track down and assassinate Kim Jong-un in the event of war as part of a joint operation.

North Korea has warned that it could respond to the training exercise with another ballistic missile launch to coincide with the Chinese 19th Party Congress on October 18.

Part of the wargame revolves around practicing the evacuation of noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies.”

As with most of the threats emanating from those who wish to be our enemies, this didn’t sit well with South Korea, China or the United States.

“Assets mobilized for the joint drill include the U.S. 7th Fleet’s aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) and two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers – the USS Stethem (DDG-63) and the USS Mustin (DDG-89).

North Korea intensified its bellicose rhetoric against the United States on Sunday night, accusing Trump of being a ‘war merchant and strangler of peace.’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Trump has instructed him to continue with diplomatic efforts, although Tillerson ominously added that this would be prolonged only ‘until the first bomb drops’.”

Everyone on our side of the pond would rather this conflict end without any more loss of life than necessary, however, it seems as if the powers that be in North Korea are bound and determined to not let that happen.

While the United States is fervently looking for a way to not kill mass amounts of North Koreans who are more or less enslaved by their government, we’re not willing to let ourselves be targeted in the process.

If there was any doubt on the part of North Korea before whether or not the United States would retaliate to his threats, this is proof positive that while some might speak softly, we mostly just carry a big stick.

[H/T: Infowars]

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Desperate Kaepernick Just Used Everything He Had To Take Trump Down – Now He’s REALLY In Trouble

Wow..he really embarrassed himself this time!

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Cop-hating third-string quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed and he’s still scamming Americans. He spent all summer with his Muslim girlfriend and outspoken radio host Nessa Diab pushing his fake sob story about the NFL being a “racist organization” for not hiring him, where even enlisted the assistance of the NAACP to push the ridiculous narrative.

Despite leading the 49-ers to a historic season franchise loss last year, Kaepernick still wants to blame his unemployment on the NFL rather than facing the harsh reality that no one wants him because he’s simply a crappy football player. Over the weekend, Kaepernick lawyered up and filed a grievance against the NFL and President Trump, claiming that there’s a massive “conspiracy” between the 32 NFL teams and Trump to keep him off the field. But just 12 hours after filing the paperwork to blame others for his woes, Kaepernick just got hit with even more embarrassing news that’s sending his peanut gallery of whining fans into a collective meltdown this week.

The Daily Wire reported:

Former 49ers second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick lawyered up over the weekend, and has now filed a grievance claiming all 32 NFL teams conspired to keep him off the field.

Kaepernick, and his attorney — celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos — say that all 32 team owners conspired together to deny him a spot in professional football, even though Kaepernick walked away from a one-year option on his contract with the 49ers, and hasn’t been an asset to any football team since 2013.

NFL owners, the complaint says, “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.” Kaepernick contends that it’s a “statistical impossibility” that he has not, so far, obtained gainful employment as a professional football player.

In his complaint, Kapernick also went straight after President Trump, alleging that the President is in on this conspiracy to keep him out of the NFL. Via Daily Wire:

“The complaint also alleges that President Donald Trump, the “executive branch of the United States government” is at the heart of the collective agreement; Kaepernick claims that he’s been out of work in “response to coercion and calculated coordination from the Executive Branch of the United States government.”

According to the Federalist Papers, Kaepernick’s latest tantrum will not be going anywhere, as his ridiculous claims completely lack any sort of evidence whatsoever. The Federalist Papers reported:

Colin Kaeperneck’s latest accusations against NFL owners of collusion do not meet the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement’s conditions for burden or proof.

“Collusion occurs when two or more teams, or the league and at least one team,” Sports Illustrated explained in March, “join to deprive a player of a contractually earned right. Such a right is normally found in the collective bargaining agreement signed by a league and its players’ association. For example, the right of a free-agent player to negotiate a contract with a team cannot be impaired by a conspiracy of teams to deny that a player a chance to sign.”

According to the CBA, the fact that NFL teams have declined to offer Kaepernick a contract does not prove collusion. Furthermore, a free agent’s “playing skills” do not represent evidence for collusion.

ESPN says that Kaepernick’s grievance is vague and unconvincing, blaming President Donald Trump for coercing NFL owners into withholding offers. ESPN reports:

The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, which governs such disputes, makes clear that the failure to sign a player is not in itself enough to prove collusion. Instead, it must be combined with evidence that teams entered into an agreement, express or implied, to bar the player’s employment.

Here’s the relevant wording of the CBA’s “burden of proof” for collusion:

“The failure by a club or clubs to negotiate, to submit offer sheets, or to sign contracts with restricted free agents or transition players, or to negotiate, make offers, or sign contracts for the playing services of such players or unrestricted free agents, shall not, by itself or in combination only with evidence about the playing skills of the player(s) not receiving any such offer or contract, satisfy the burden of proof set forth …”

[…] But his grievance, filed by attorney Mark Geragos, does not provide any specific evidence of an agreement to collude. It vaguely references NFL general managers who have cited “directives from NFL owners to not let Kaepernick so much as practice with an NFL team.” It also accuses owners of submitting to the demands of President Donald Trump, whom it terms “an organizing force” in squashing what has become a weekly protest among at least some NFL players.

Nice try, Kaepernick. Looks like it’s back to the drawing board in to find an accusation that will stick. As of now, it looks like Kaepernick’s position of playing left couch-seat cushion for the rest of the season will be a permanent one.

 

 

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BREAKING: FBI Just Confirmed Comey Is GUILTY After Damning Admission He Made About Hillary

This is Major!

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For the past couple years, the American people have wanted the truth about Hillary Clinton and the emails she deleted on her private server.

Clinton has claimed for quite some time that these emails were not relevant even though the evidence proved differently.

So, the case of Hillary Clinton’s emails began to fade away, but then at the last minute the investigation was opened, and the American people believed that justice would finally be served.

Former FBI Director James Comey took the case pledging to get to the bottom of these emails and if Hillary Clinton broke any laws. However, shortly after the investigation commenced, it all ended with Comey declaring that he could find no wrongdoing regarding Hillary Clinton and the deleted emails.

A year later, documents were released showing that Comey had already decided that Clinton was innocent before even concluding the email investigation.

And now, the FBI confirmed this is exactly what happened. 

The records show that back on May 2, 2016, James Comey sent an email to Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, chief of staff and senior counselor James Rybicki, and general counsel James Baker. In the subject line of this particular email read “midyear exam,” and even though the email has been deemed unclassified, the majority of this communication has been redacted.

What the entire email says is anyone’s guess, but it cannot be right considering that James Comey found Hillary Clinton innocent before completing the investigation into these deleted emails.

Here is more from Newsweek:

In documents it released on Monday, the FBI confirmed that former FBI Director James Comey drafted a statement about the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation months before interviewing Clinton.

On Monday, the bureau also released a response to the May 2 email. Rybicki sent the response, dated May 16, 2016, to several colleagues: Peter Strzok, Jonathan Moffa, Baker, Trisha Anderson and E.W. Priestap. He copied McCabe and David Bowdich, the associate deputy director. In the email, which is marked “unclassified,” Rybicki wrote, “Please send me any comments on this statement so we may roll into a master doc for discussion with the Director at a future date. Thanks, Jim.”

The FBI titled the release “Drafts of Director Comey’s July 5, 2016, Statement Regarding Email Server Investigation.” That title refers to a press conference Comey held in which he said the bureau had completed its investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email system and that it would not be recommending that the Department of Justice pursue charges, though Clinton had been “careless.” The bureau interviewed Clinton on July 2, 2016.

The release confirms information that Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of that committee, disclosed in a letter to new FBI Director Christopher Wray in August. The senators wrote that they had learned from interview transcripts released by the Office of the Special Counsel that Comey had drafted the statement in advance. (That office is separate from the efforts of Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.) The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing Comey’s conduct as director and President Donald Trump’s firing him in May.

FBI and Justice Department analysts are divided on whether Comey violated rules or broke with tradition by drafting the statement prior to interviewing Clinton and other witnesses. “To me, this is so far out of bounds it’s not even in the stadium,” Chris Swecker, who retired from the FBI in 2006 as assistant director for the criminal investigative division and acting executive assistant director for law enforcement services, previously told Newsweek. “That is just not how things operate…. It’s built in our DNA not to prejudge investigations, particularly from the top.”

Ron Hosko, who served as an assistant director at the bureau under Comey until 2014, has told Newsweek that drafting statements is not unusual, but only if the drafts remain internal and avoid coming to conclusions. “When you have a significant case that is in the public domain and certainly in the public’s interest, in the public’s eye, I think that it could be expected that both the FBI and the prosecutors that they’re working with are beginning to draft a statement of facts that could be used later, as the case is developing,” he said. “I think the content of the statement is going to be important. Did it purport to essentially acquit her actions way prematurely, or was it simply a running statement of what they knew?”

But Matthew Miller, a former spokesperson for the Justice Department, tweeted in September, “The decision is never ‘made’ until the end, even when there’s a 99% chance it is only going to go one way.”

It appears that Former FBI Director James Comey needs to be brought in and questioned by the acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for this email. There is no reason that Comey should have made any early judgments about the Hillary Clinton case before concluding a thorough investigation.

However, this is the Clintons, and they have a long history of committing criminal deeds without any consequences. Hopefully, that will change soon and justice will finally be served once and for all.

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