Debunking Russiagate

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I have made articles debunking the liberal position on dodd-frank, obamacare, and other issues but have always avoided an article for Russiagate. The entire thing just seemed so ridiculous that it would have been a waste of time debunking it. Yet here we are. The hilarious thing about this is the Democrats don’t really care one way or another if Russia interfered with the election or not. The emails that wikileaks provided have been proved to be true. The entire thing is being used to generate headlines and derail the Trump administration. The main concern for Team Trump is that the country at large cares more about what he accomplishes than what Russia did or did not do. It is only the elite Republicans who care about Russiagate and the more they focus on it the less get done.

Emails

If we are going to debunk something let us start from the beginning. Whenever Democrats bring up Russia they always point to Trump calling on Russia on live TV to find the missing emails of Hillary. As everyone knows when your colluding with a foreign power it is always better to do it on live tv. The funny thing about this is that Clinton’s emails were never hacked. She deleted them all before handing it to the FBI. All we know about this emails come from what the FBI have been able to recover. It is one thing to hack information that is already there. It is quite another to reconstitute things that have already been deleted.

The second set of emails comes from John Podesta. If you were to go by technicalities you can say he was hacked. In reality Podesta gave up his password willingly to a phishing scam. Let me repeat that again. Podesta gave up his password willingly. You do not need the KGB to run a phishing scam. I think I get 10 or so false notices from credit cards asking for my personal details every week. Any teenager can do this.

Lastly we have the DNC server. If there was any hacking done it is here. Unfortunately we will never know as the DNC refused to turn over their servers to the FBI. All the information we have comes from Crowdstrike which is on retainer for the DNC.

This is the lynchpin of the entire Russiagate narrative and we are not even sure it happened.

Financial Ties

Democrats are also insinuating that Trump is beholden to Russia because he owes them vast sums of money. To prove this they are using his relationship to Deutsche Bank and there have been reports that the bank has turned over information to the Mueller investigation. Please note we are not talking about a fly by night operation here exclusively created to give Trump Russian funds. We are talking about Deutsche Bank. One of the largest banks in the world, based in Germany I might add which liberals seem to love all of a sudden. If it was a treason to do business with Deutsche then you would have to jail Gates, Buffet, and all of your other faux liberal heroes.

The truth is like many Americans Trump overextended himself in the financial crisis. Unlike other major players he did not get a bail out. He took his bankruptcies and the hit to your credit that comes with it. Like many Americans he had to find a bank willing to do business with him to continue his company and repair his credit. Some people found secured cards to repair their credit, Trump found Deutsche Bank willing to do business with him. Like many Americans Trump was able to recover thru hard work.

Secret Meetings

The next point in their ridiculous narrative is Trump and maybe his team has been having secret meetings with Vladmir Putin supposedly to get instructions. Democrats may not be aware of these but email and other forms of communications exist. If Trump really needed to get instructions from Putin he could get it without meeting face to face. Second these meetings are absolutely normal.

Remember when Obama met the Russian President and told him to pass a message on to Vladimir? Something like tell Vladimir to wait till after the election? If that statement had not been caught by the hot mic would it have been recorded anywhere? Was any of the advisers or translators with Obama at the time have been close enough to hear it? Were you fine with that?

Meeting with foreign leaders in passing in parties organized by third parties, back channels, and off the record meetings are all part of diplomacy. In fact they are part of any high level discussions in business or in politics. Presidents have done this before Trump and will do so after  Trump. The left is only freaking out about it now as it is the easiest way to destabilize the Trump administration.

Non-Disclosure

The last thing Democrats will say is that if this was normal why would the Trump team hide it? What we need to remember is that these meetings are so mundane that no one thought to mention them. Take the most recent meeting with Putin for instance. Trump meets with Putin in a party set up by Merkel and all of a sudden the news was reporting that Trump was having all sorts of clandestine meetings with Putin.

Transition teams and even the campaign meet with 1000’s of people. Some of them will be important meetings but most of them will be forgettable. The truth can easily be uncovered. What are the things Trump has done since being elected? Do they help or hurt Russia?

Offering to sell missile defenses to Poland. Competing with Russia in Eastern Europe by supplying natural gas. Increasing the production of oil and gas which lowers the price world wide. Convincing NATO to increase its military spending closer to the 2% that they promised. Everything that Trump has done so far has been incredibly harmful towards Russia.

 

Pandoras Box

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Democrats have opened Pandoras box with their Russia narrative. Earlier republicans would have already fallen all over themselves in apology. They would have prostrated themselves at the altar of biased fake media in the hopes that they would be spared the wrath of CNN and MSNBC. We are not the previous generation of Republicans are we? If they hit us we hit back twice as hard. If CNN and MSNBC throw their hat in the ring for the Democrats then we marginalize them and diminish their power. The Democrats want to investigate Russia collusion so we should oblige them and investigate Russian collusion. The Trump administration has already started on this by requesting investigations on who funds certain environmentalist groups. That is not enough. We have to expand this to others. As Hillary Clinton would say after the last week in Haiti “Let the bodies hit the floor”

Environmentalists

As mentioned the Trump administration is looking into this already. The Russian economy is based on oil and natural gas. The higher the price for these goods the better the Russian economy does. Certain environmental groups are exerting effort to prevent the US from using fracking and other efforts to produce natural gas. If they are successful this means that there would be a lower available supply of natural gas and the US would not be able to compete with Russia in the Visegrad markets. Pushing the price of gas higher makes the Russian economy stronger and allows them to bully the Eastern European countries.

We have to look at environmentalists who push for this and see if they are funded by Russia.

Iran

The Iran deal gave billions of dollars to Iran and eased sanctions on Iran in exchange they agreed to some inspections they may or may not comply with in the future. This deal has been very beneficial for Iran while it has not been for the US. The primary ally of Russia in the middle east is Iran. Anything that benefits Iran benefits them as well.

We must take a look at the people who supported the Iran deal and check for funding from Russia.

Military

As everyone knows the US and its NATO allies bordering Russia rely on the US military remaining strong in order to combat the Russian threat. Democrats are mainly against any increase in military spending. We have to check and see if any of them are funded by Russia and are working for a weaker US military.

These 3 scenarios are just the start. Illegal immigration advocates could be setting up a situation like the refugee crisis in Europe to weaken America using Russian funds. The Paris treaty gets funds from developed countries like the US and hands it to “developing” countries like Russia. This is an instance where Russia could directly be receiving funds from the US. We have to investigate the people who support that deal for Russian funding.

The Democrats want Russian hysteria. We should give them Russian hysteria.

 

Obama Wiretapped Trump: Step by Step

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With new information coming from the Don Jr emails we now have a clearer picture of how Obama used his loyalists in the FBI to wiretap and conduct surveillance on the Trump campaign. Let us go step by step to see exactly how this was set up. It is actually quite brilliant.

The Bait

In essence Obama needed something to give the FBI an excuse to wiretap the Trump campaign. Enter Natalia. The Russian lawyer that Don Jr met who had information that was supposed to be “straight from the Kremlin”. Please note that this loyal agent of mother Russia who has been entrusted with its deepest, darkest secrets regarding the misdeeds of Hillary Clinton in Russia had anti – Trump rants in her facebook page. Wait a minute? I thought the Russians loved Trump and wanted him to win? Why would their chosen agent post messages like this? Why would their agent be against Trump? I thought Russia was dying for him to win. It is also strange that the attorney general, who met with Bill Clinton during the investigation and requested that specific terminology be used to describe the investigation, gave an exception for this russian spy to get in the country.

This would never hold up in open court but the Obama administration never expected it to get that far. They were arranging things for Clinton to win after all. All that mattered is that it gave the FBI justification to request for a FISA warrant. Please note that the Russian narrative is only a bonus. The Obama administration expected to be successful in fixing the election. The primary reason for the trap is the justification for the FISA warrant. The Russia thing only became useful when they lost.

The Trap

As mentioned earlier the evidence would never hold up in open court but the FISA court is not an open one. It is a secret court which acts as a rubber stamp to give intelligence agencies a veneer of accountability when conducting surveillance on American citizens. It has only declined 11 out of the 35000 requests it has received. Despite this Obama had to file 2 requests and have them rejected before they shopped around for a friendly judge to give them authorization to spy on the Trump campaign.

The Spoils

Once you have the authorization to spy on the opposing campaign all that is left is to analyze and disseminate the information. To facilitate this two things have to be achieved. First the information should be as easy as possible to understand and second as many people as possible should be able to see the information as possible. The Obama administration achieved this by changing the rules to allow as many people as possible would have the opportunity to see and leak the documents and by having Susan Rice request to unmask the documents.

Three simple steps and you can use the FBI to wiretap your political opponents. Step 1: Have one of your friendly operatives in another government meet with the opposing campaign. Step 2: Have that agent present no useful information but use the meeting to trigger a FISA request. Step 3: Have you administration leak the results both to the press and your parties campaign.

At least Nixon had the decency to use criminals.

 

 

 

The Truth about the Nothingburger

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The Democrats are tilting at the Russian windmill once again. It is no coincidence that this happens after a highly successful g20 summit and the fall of Mosul. Russia will always be brought out to distract the public when the President accomplishes great things.

There are two facets to the Russia story that are being used to suggest collusion. First is the staff involved in the Trump campaign had some connection with Russia and other governments, like Turkey and Ukraine for example, in the past and second for whatever reason Trump campaign officials would meet with various officials connected to Russia.

Staff

There is one thing that we have to remember about the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton was the establishment candidate and was very effective in rallying the establishment of both sides against President Trump. The Koch brothers did not give a single cent to the Trump campaign and the Bushes who controlled most of the political operatives of the were openly stating that they would vote for Clinton. There were even some stories circulating that anyone who worked for the Trump campaign would have been blackballed in Republican circles after they lost.

For better or for worse the regular Republican operatives were not available to the Trump campaign. It ultimately turned out for the better as the rag-tag team was able to deliver results the Koch and Bush vetted operatives were not able to. The 2016 elections saw major 8 and 9 point swings towards the GOP in Wisconsin and Michigan. There was even a historic 15 point swing in Iowa. Results like that come from experience and since the people involved in the Trump campaign were those in disfavor with Koch and Bush they could not get this in the US. They had to get it elsewhere and some of those places were in Europe. Only the most privileged people would not understand relocating where the jobs are.

Any insurgent campaign would go thru these pains as the establishment would link arms against them. When the media condemn the Trump campaign for their staff they are condemning all insurgents who dare run against the political class.

Russia

Let us start with the latest media meltdown, Donald Trump Jr. It seems some person said she was connected to the Russian government and said she had some damaging information on Hillary Clintons activity in Russia. Before we proceed let me just point out how hilarious it is that no one is stating that maybe Hillary did not have any covert activity with the Russian government and the lady who sent the email was bluffing. Everybody just knows that she has these ties.

In any campaign when somebody says they have damaging information about your opponent you take a look at that information. If it turns out to be nothing then you have wasted some time and move on. The Clinton campaign had a disgraced M16 agent in Steele researching pee tapes on Trump with his contacts in the Russian government and other governments friendly to Hillary doing everything they could to prevent Trump from being elected. The Pope, who has stated he considers the insistence of Trump on border control and prevention of illegal immigration to be dangerous, even worked to divide the Christian community from Trump by questioning his faith. Every campaign will pursue every scrap of information and lead they have. They did this before the Trump campaign and will continue doing this after the Trump campaign.

It should not come as a surprise that the officials in the Trump team meets with people from Russia or other countries. Since most of them were exiled by the Kochs and Bushes they developed their experience and contacts in other countries. Some of these contacts may reach out with information from time to time just like contacts from the US.

If Trump used regular Republican operatives he would not have these problems. If he did that then we wouldn’t have voted for him.

Trump is Russia’s Worst Nightmare

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With the Trump-Russia narrative dying a well deserved death it is time to acknowledge reality. Despite rhetoric that is friendly to Russia, mainly because Trump is attempting to use Russia as a counterbalance to China which he views as the real threat, the policies Trump implements are actually very harmful to Russia. There really is no comparison to the previous administration where Russia and its allies were allowed to get away with murder.

Energy

The Russian economy is dependent on oil and natural gas. If the prices for these are high then Russia does better and if its low then they do worse. By encouraging American companies to drill for oil and produce natural gas President Trump increases the supply of these products in the market. The more supply of something the lower its price weakening the Russian economy.

Middle East

There are two main factions in the Middle East. The Sunni camp headed by Saudi Arabia and the Shia camp headed by Iran. Since there are always fewer Shia states than Sunni states the Sunni states that want to replace Saudi Arabia or break away from their group tend to side with the Shia as well. Historically the Sunni bloc has sided with the US while the Shia block has sided with Russia.

President Trump has given the Saudis leeway to use any and all methods to go after Iran which is why we are seeing the diplomatic situation in Qatar. Qatar and Iran share the worlds largest natural gas field which the Iranian economy is dependent upon. The Saudis and the other Sunni nations in the region have blockaded them in an effort to end that relationship crippling Iran’s economy and invalidating Russia’s principal ally in the region.

Please note that with the Iran deal Obama actually strengthened Iran and by extension Russia in the region.

NATO

Most left leaning analysts would insist that Trump has weakened Europe and Nato against Russia. These analysts refuse to acknowledge one thing that most American citizens, whether Democrats or Republicans, know. The US does not have the willpower to fight another war. Make no mistake it has the technical capability to do so. The fact is 15 years of unending war in the Middle East have driven war exhaustion so high that the public will not support any future wars. Even if we pull out from the Middle East completely tomorrow it would still take some time for public sentiment to recover.

This is not lost on Putin and other world leaders. This is why he was confident he would face no military retaliation when he went after Crimea. By forcing the European countries to rearm themselves President Trump is creating a Europe which can defend itself against Russian aggression even without US support. Even with the example of Crimea Europe refuses to prepare for this and have to be forced to do so. A strong Europe is the best deterrent against Russia.

The Trump-Russia narrative is not only fake news it does not make logical sense as Trump is weakening Russia with every move.