Good Wednesday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:
- The president has dinner with supporters
Yesterday’s election a complete repudiation of Trump
Just kidding. That’s the spin you are going to hear today and I just want to get you ready for what you will face out there in the political post-election jungle.
The most watched race in Ohio, a special election in OH-12, is really too close to call. Republican Troy Balderson has declared victory over Democrat Danny O’Conner with a slim lead of about 1700 votes. There are still provisional and absentee ballots to be counted.
Twitter will not ban Alex Jones/Infowars
I don’t know nothin’ about Alex Jones and Infowars. I don’t listen or watch or whatever one does to familiarize themselves with his operation. But Jones has been banished by the progressive tech cartel from various internet platforms as they continue their march to wipe out any group or person who does not parrot the progressive orthodoxy. Twitter is the lone holdout. I don’t think Jones should have been banned from anywhere — just don’t engage his content if you don’t like him, how about that? This censorship is scary because one day it’s Jones and the next day the progressives will go after another site or personality to deplatform. Here’s a little insight into where we are heading, courtesy of Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.):
Infowars is the tip of a giant iceberg of hate and lies that uses sites like Facebook and YouTube to tear our nation apart. These companies must do more than take down one website. The survival of our democracy depends on it.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 6, 2018
Just the tip of the iceberg.
These tech companies can’t have it both ways: either they are merely a platform or they are editing the content that appears on their platform. If they are picking and choosing, they are not merely a platform.
RUSSIA collusion roundup
Some interesting developments on the RED SCARE front. First, Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will get his hot little hands on a video deposition of former spy and FBI informant Christopher Steele. Steele has refused to talk to any congressional investigators looking into DOJ/FBI bad behavior when they conducted an “investigation” into the Trump campaign.
A lawyer for a Russian businessman suing BuzzFeed News over the infamous Steele dossier says he will provide the Senate with a video of a deposition that Christopher Steele, the document’s author, gave as part of the BuzzFeed lawsuit in June.
Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the judiciary panel, asked Val Gurvits, a lawyer for Boston Legal Group, to provide a transcript and video of a deposition that Steele gave in London on June 18 as part of a lawsuit against BuzzFeed in a July 25 letter.
Gurvits’s client, Aleksej Gubarev, is suing the media company for defamation for publishing the dossier. The 35-page document, which Steele wrote while working for the Clinton campaign and DNC, accuses Gubarev of being a Russian spy and using his web hosting companies of stealing information from the DNC’s computer systems.
Over at The Hill, John Solomon has the scoop on newly obtained documents concerning Bruce Ohr and his relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS. Go read the whole thing.
But a close review of these new documents shows just how closely Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, who reported to Obama-era Deputy AG Sally Yates, maintained contact with Fusion — and, in particular, its primary source, former British spy Christopher Steele — before, during and after the election.
Manafort trial: the saga continues
If you are interested in the Manafort trial, you must follow Techno Fog on Twitter, he is tweeting out the transcripts each day. Yesterday we learned that Rick Gates cheated on his wife and embezzled millions of dollars. He sounds like a great witness for the Mueller witch hunters!
Your daily WTF:
Your feel-good stories of the day:
Historical picture of the day:
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!