♫ Louie Louie ♫ (Redux)

Sorry, but I have to redux again tonight, for I am just not up to digging around for a song and related trivia tonight.  I last played this one in August 2018, two years ago, and I found that most people preferred the Kingsmen version.


Tonight’s song, Louie Louie, has a bit of an interesting history.  It was recorded in 1963 by The Kingsmen, and in the same year by Paul Revere and the Raiders.  After the release of the song by The Kingsmen in May 1963, the governor of Indiana, Matthew Welsh, banned the song.  Yes, you heard me right … he banned it!  Why?  He found the lyrics to be ‘pornographic’.

Matthew Welsh

Matthew Welsh

In response, the FBI did an investigation, culminating in a 118-page report that essentially concluded that …

“The recording was hurriedly produced and the technique was poor but the record definitely was not obscene.”

Since both versions are just over 2 minutes and since I wasn’t sure which one you would like best, I include both here … pick one or listen to both …

The Kingsmen:

Paul Revere and the Raiders:

Louie Louie
The Kingsmen

Louie Louie, oh no, you take me where ya gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, take me where ya gotta go

A fine little girl, she waits for me
Me catch the ship across the sea
Me sailed the ship all alone
Me never think I’ll make it home

Louie Louie, oh no no no, me gotta go, oh no
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go

Three nights and days I sailed the sea
Me think of girl constantly
On the ship, I dream she there
I smell the rose in her hair

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
Okay, let’s give it to ’em right now

Me see

Me see Jamaica, the moon above
It won’t be long me see me love
Me take her in my arms and then
I tell her I’ll never leave again

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
I said me gotta go now
Let’s hustle on out of here
Let’s go

Songwriters: Richard Berry
Louie Louie lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

He Who Would Be King

It must be galling to Donald Trump that he has to sit tight on the things he has planned.  He is one who filters neither his speech nor his actions.  If he thinks it at any given moment, it free-falls from either his mouth or his thumbs on Twitter.  If he wants to say it, he says it.  If he wants to do it, he does it.  Rarely in his life has he seen any lasting consequences for his speech or actions, so why stop now?  But now he is being strongly cautioned by his top advisors, lawyers, and the GOP that to act now would almost certainly doom the Republican Party on November 6th, and likely bring about the ultimate end of the Reign of Trump.  Democracy hangs in the balance, and if he wishes to defeat it, he must bide his time.

What are those plans he is being forced to sit on?  All the steps that would lead to ending the Mueller investigation, the last remaining impediment to his autocracy.  Plain and simple.  Listen to what he had to say on Fox and Friends this morning when asked if he is planning to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“I’m not doing anything — I want to get the elections over with, we’ll see what happens. I’m very disappointed that we go through this witch hunt, this ridiculous witch hunt… there’s no collusion. There is no collusion. There’s no collusion. There is collusion with Hillary Clinton and the Russians, but there’s no collusion with the Republicans, and there’s certainly no collusion with Donald Trump. And everyone knows it, and they ought to get it over with and save a lot of money, and a lot of time.”

‘Everyone’ knows it?  Who, exactly, constitutes ‘everyone’?

More of what he’s been saying all along?  Sure, but … remember a couple of weeks ago when he had summoned Rod Rosenstein to the White House, everyone was certain he was about to fire him, then … nothing?  My best guess is that he had every intention of firing him that day, but people with functioning minds strongly warned against it so close to the mid-term elections.  The stakes are high next month for the GOP and they are not about to let Trump blow it if they can help it.

We already have enough evidence pointing to the Russians having intervened on behalf of Donald Trump in the 2016 elections.  Where there is smoke, there’s bound to be a fire.  Robert Mueller’s team is under the gun to make certain they can prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that what they report is true, for their report will no doubt be subject to the highest scrutiny, held under the strongest magnifying glass and picked apart many times over.  The ‘I’s must be dotted and the ‘T’s must be crossed.  That takes time.  Trump’s goal is to make certain they don’t have that time.

What happens if Trump has his way, if the mid-term elections result in an ongoing republican majority in both the House and the Senate, if he fires first Sessions, then Rosenstein?  Trump does not have the legal authority to fire Rosenstein directly, although he thumbs his nose at the limits of his legal authority, and in many cases gets by with it.  Solicitor General Noel Francisco is next in the line of succession if Rosenstein were gone, and he would then have oversight of the investigation.

Trump could legally pursue a number of options from telling Francisco to stop Mueller from pursuing any avenue of inquiry that involves Trump’s financial records or other sensitive topics, or he could order him to fire Mueller and either allow the investigation to continue with a replacement (or without a special counsel at all) or shut it down entirely.  In the past 21 months, Trump has neatly skirted the law more than once, has taken the stance that he, as president, is above the law, that it simply does not apply to him, and, because of a consenting majority in Congress, has pretty much had a free reign.

The Mueller investigation is not a witch hunt, is not a hoax, and is very much a legitimate investigation that is expected to produce eye-opening results that should lead to some changes in our government.  If it is shut down, or Mueller’s hands tied tightly as the FBI’s were in the sham of a Kavanaugh investigation, then folks … we are in trouble.  Today we still have a voice … we can vote the sycophants who have given Trump free rein out of Congress in less than four weeks. We can work to convince others to vote to remove that boot-licking republican majority from Congress so that Congress can once again become what it was intended:  an oversight on the power of the executive branch.  I predict that if we fail in this mission, we may not have another chance in our lifetimes.  Many will argue that the Constitution will protect our freedoms, but I believe that the strength of the Constitution has already been chipped away and eroded by the current administration and it is only a matter of time before it is burned.

The moral of this long-winded story:  VOTE!!!King trump

The Kavanaugh Circus

The Kavanaugh confirmation process has dominated the headlines for a couple of weeks now, and that is precisely why it has not dominated this blog.  I prefer to look behind the scenes, to find the news that is hidden by the smoke and mirrors of whatever is front-and-center.  But today I am compelled to address a couple of things pertaining to this three-ring-circus, for it has turned into a nightmare for most of us.  Kavanaugh must not be confirmed.  He has shown that he has neither the temperament nor the integrity to sit on the bench of any court, let alone the highest court in the land, the Supreme Court.  But this post is not about Kavanaugh, his dishonesty, or his childish temper tantrums.  This is about two of the three rings of this circus …


The Measure of a Man

Senator Jeff Flake earned high marks for calling for an FBI investigation into the subject of Kavanaugh’s possible abuse of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and another woman, Debbie Ramirez. He stated that, while he had voted for the Kavanaugh nomination to be moved to the Senate floor for a confirmation vote, he would not vote unless there was an investigation.  For this, he received many kudos.  My own thoughts were that if he truly felt the Kavanaugh nomination was in doubt, he should not have voted to move it into the full senate, but he did, and therefore I offered no pats on the back, no ‘Attaboy’.

My thoughts were confirmed last night in a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley, where Flake and democratic Senator Chris Coons told about the discussion(s) that led to Flake’s request for an FBI investigation.  Pelley asked perhaps the most important question in the 13-minute interview:

Pelley:  Senator Flake, you’ve announced that you’re not running for re-election, and I wonder … could you have done this if you were running?

Flake:  No, not a chance …

Pelley:  Not a chance? Because politics has become too sharp?  Too partisan?

Flake:  Yeah, there’s no value to reaching across the aisle.  There’s no currency for that anymore, and there’s no incentive.

There’s no incentive, no value, to doing the right thing for the nation, for the people who voted him into office and whose hard-earned tax dollars pay his salary.  Take a few minutes to think about that one, folks, because your own representatives in Congress feel the same.  In fact, Flake is one of the better ones, and that speaks volumes.

So, now that you’ve processed that, do you still want to high-five Mr. Flake?  Still want to praise him as a man who followed his conscience?


FOUL!!!

Once Senators Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski said they could not vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court without an FBI investigation, it left Trump with no real choice but to order said investigation.  So, on Friday afternoon, he did just that.  BUT …

The investigation he ordered is extremely limited in both scope and timing, to the point that it is likely to be a sham of an investigation.  First, Trump gave the FBI only until next Friday to complete the investigation.  Then, the White House counsel’s office under Don McGahn gave the FBI a list of witnesses they are permitted to interview.  FBI investigators caution that such a limited scope may make it difficult to pursue additional leads.

There are other constraints as well.  Investigators plan to meet with Mark Judge, a high school classmate and friend of Kavanaugh’s whom Ford named as a witness and participant to her alleged assault. But the FBI cannot ask the supermarket that employed Judge for records verifying when he was employed there.  The FBI will also not be able to examine why Kavanaugh’s account of his drinking at Yale University differs from those of some former classmates, who have said he was known as a heavy drinker.

And while the investigators will be looking into the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, the bureau is not to be permitted to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, who has accused Kavanaugh of engaging in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in the 1980s.

All of these limitations and constraints amount to tying the hands of the FBI, and make it less likely that the truth will be discovered in less than a week.  However, Trump claims that the FBI has “free reign” …

“They’re going to do whatever they have to do. Whatever it is they do, they’ll be doing — things that we never even thought of. And hopefully at the conclusion everything will be fine.”

Such an eloquent speaker, eh?  And such a smart man, saying, “Whatever it is they do …”

At this point, there is nothing left to be done, it would seem, but wait and see.  We must hope that the FBI agents in charge are wise enough and dedicated enough to dig deeply and work quickly.  Then we must hope that there is no monkey business, that the results are clear and not swept under the rug.  Bets, anyone?


Kavanaugh

NOT the man I want on the bench

As I have said to a few friends, if Kavanaugh is confirmed and takes his seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, we might as well hang coloured streamers, balloons, paint clown faces on the Supreme Court Building and sell peanuts in the entrance hall, for it will have lost its dignity and turned into a circus where partisanship reigns and justice is not to be found.

♫ Louie Louie ♫

Tonight’s song, Louie Louie, has a bit of an interesting history.  It was recorded in 1963 by The Kingsmen, and in the same year by Paul Revere and the Raiders.  After the release of the song by The Kingsmen in May 1963, the governor of Indiana, Matthew Welsh, banned the song.  Yes, you heard me right … he banned it!  Why?  He found the lyrics to be ‘pornographic’.

Matthew Welsh

Matthew Welsh

In response, the FBI did an investigation, culminating in a 118-page report that essentially concluded that …

“The recording was hurriedly produced and the technique was poor but the record definitely was not obscene.”

Since both versions are just over 2 minutes and since I wasn’t sure which one you would like best, I include both here … pick one or listen to both …

The Kingsmen:

Paul Revere and the Raiders:

Louie Louie
The Kingsmen

Louie Louie, oh no, you take me where ya gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, take me where ya gotta go

A fine little girl, she waits for me
Me catch the ship across the sea
Me sailed the ship all alone
Me never think I’ll make it home

Louie Louie, oh no no no, me gotta go, oh no
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go

Three nights and days I sailed the sea
Me think of girl constantly
On the ship, I dream she there
I smell the rose in her hair

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
Okay, let’s give it to ’em right now

Me see

Me see Jamaica, the moon above
It won’t be long me see me love
Me take her in my arms and then
I tell her I’ll never leave again

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
I said me gotta go now
Let’s hustle on out of here
Let’s go

Songwriters: Richard Berry
Louie Louie lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Red Flags and Alarm Bells

One day when my son and daughter, somewhere around 5-6 years of age, were out playing with friends, my son Michael came flying into the house ahead of the pack, pointing behind himself and breathlessly saying, “whatever they say I did, I didn’t do it!”  Needless to say, that threw up red flags and set off warning bells, knowing my son as I did, and it wasn’t long before I had eyewitness confirmation of his shenanigans.

 

When the president of a democratic nation and his staff are under investigation for possible collusion in a scheme by a foreign nation to steal an election, and that president suddenly fires the chief investigator, I am seeing those same red flags and hearing the same warning bells.  But this time, instead of a childish prank that left a little girl’s dolly without a head, the stakes are much higher.  The stakes here are those of honesty and integrity, but more … the stakes are the very freedoms that make this a democratic republic.

A February 2017 article in Psychology Today describes “7 Steps to Becoming a Dictator”  :

  1. Expand your power base through nepotism and corruption.
  2. Instigate a monopoly on the use of force to curb public protest.
  3. Curry favour by providing public goods efficiently and generously.
  4. Get rid of your political enemies.
  5. Create and defeat a common enemy.
  6. Accumulate power by manipulating the hearts and minds of your citizens.
  7. Create an ideology to justify an exalted position.

I think we would all agree that Trump has placed a check mark by #1 from the day he took office.  Last night, I believe he added the final tick to #4 as well:

yatesOn 30 January, he fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to uphold his controversial executive order to ban all travelers from Muslim countries.  At the time, Ms. Yates was key to the investigation into Trump’s aides and their potential connections to Russia — she was collecting intelligence on the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and which members of the Trump team he had been in contact with.

preet bhararaOn 11 March, he fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara who refused to tender his resignation when Trump requested the resignations of all U.S. Attorneys.  At the time, Bharara was investigating Trump’s HHS Secretary Tom Price for his financial investments, and was also investigating corrupt Russian businessmen and officials (and a witness for the case was pushed or fell from a window the day before he was set to testify in another court case).

comeyOn 09 May, he fired FBI Director James Comey, allegedly for mishandling of the case pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s emails.  Comey was leading the FBI investigation into ties between Trump, his staff, and the Russian government.  Comey had requested funding to expand the investigation only days before, indicating the possibility that there was more involvement than initially believed.  And there is proof that Trump spoke of firing Comey weeks before, and had tasked Attorney General Jeff Sessions with finding a reason to do so.

So yes, I think we can safely also check item #4 off the list. As regards #2, bills have been sponsored by republicans in at least 18 states so far this year that would criminalize some acts of protest and increase penalties for unlawful demonstrations. Stanford University Professor Doug McAdam likened these new proposals to proposals and legislation in the 1950s and 1960s that sought to curtail participation in the civil rights movement.

Item #3, ‘Curry favour by providing public goods efficiently and generously’, is unlikely, given the era of greed we are seeing in both the executive and legislative branches of government.  Instead, Trump has made elaborate promises, such as creating millions of new jobs in the coal and auto industries, promises that cannot possibly be kept.

Which brings us to the fifth item on the list, create and defeat a common enemy.  This may well be the most common action performed by all potential dictators.  Think Putin and the ‘military coup’ last year.  Consider how Hitler convinced the people that the Jews were the threat.  And Trump’s common enemy?  As of right now, it appears to be immigrants, the media, North Korea, Daesh (ISIL), and I have undoubtedly missed a few.

As for the last two items, I think it is fair to say that he successfully ‘manipulated the hearts and minds’ of his followers during the long, tiresome campaign last year.  He will have problems, however, with the rest of us, especially as he continues to make decisions like the one he made last night.  And as for an ideology, well … suffice it to say that Trump has no ideology, or rather if he has one today, it will change by tomorrow.  However, he has Steve Bannon and others to craft an ideology for him, write it down and have him recite it at appropriate times.

Many may disagree, but there is no doubt in my mind that Trump intends to do whatever he feels he must in order to silence those who put his position of power in jeopardy.  We already know that the leaders Trump most admires are those like Putin, Erdogan, and even Kim Jong-un, those who rule from positions of nearly un-challenged power.  How can we not, then, believe that Trump aspires to be like them?

The saving grace for our nation is that legislators on both sides of the partisan aisle are disturbed by the termination of James Comey, and I believe … I hope … will pursue the investigation Comey had started by assigning an independent prosecutor to complete the investigation and to ensure that the public is informed of the findings.  Anything less at this point is completely unacceptable and we will NOT allow this investigation to be swept under the rug, as was suggested by deputy White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, when she said last night that it is time to “move on”.  I think not. This time, we will heed those red flags and alarm bells!

Collusion in the White House

The word for it is ‘collusion’.  When the White House Chief of Staff contacts the Assistant Director of the FBI and asks him to comment in a specific manner about an ongoing investigation into possibly illegal activities by White House officials, that is collusion.  It is illegal, improper, unacceptable behaviour by a government official.

priebus

Reince Priebus

After a 14 February story ran in the New York Times stating that the investigation into the Russian hacking of the DNC last year had turned up conversations between Trump’s campaign aides and Russian officials, Reince Priebus contacted FBI Assistant Director Andrew McCabe, and asked him to de-bunk the Times story.  Allegedly, McCabe told Priebus that the story was inaccurate, at which point Priebus requested that McCabe announce that conclusion publicly.  McCabe later, presumably after speaking with his boss, FBI Director James Comey, contacted Priebus and told him that he could not make a public statement at this time, but that Priebus could cite “senior intelligence officials” as saying there was “nothing to” the Times story.

mccabe

Andrew McCabe

The intelligence community, including the FBI, obviously believes, and has stated, that there is something to the story, else they would not be investigating it.  Congress has launched its own investigation, thus they obviously believe there is something to the story.  Neither Priebus nor McCabe had any right to have that conversation, and both should be terminated.  Priebus took his show on the road on Sunday, when during an interview with Meet the Press, he said that the “top levels of the intelligence community” assured him the Times story was “not only inaccurate” but “grossly overstated” and “wrong.”

If White House officials, including Trump, Bannon, Conway, Spicer and Priebus spent half as much time doing actual work, doing what we, their employers, need them to be doing as they spend worrying about what people are saying about them, then people might not have as much to criticize.  As best I can tell, the entire past month has been a cluster of ‘he said, she said’, the press is the enemy, the Democrats are our enemies, the public is rude to us, and ranting over every perceived slight.

Trump only made matters worse this morning when he tweeted “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security ‘leakers’ that have permeated our government for a long time. They can’t even find the leakers within the FBI itself. Classified information is being given to media that could have a devastating effect on U.S. FIND NOW.” 

A 2009 memo from then-Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department is to advise the White House on pending criminal or civil investigations “only when it is important for the performance of the president’s duties and appropriate from a law enforcement perspective.” When communication has to occur, the memo said, it should involve only the highest-level officials from the White House and the Justice Department.

The FBI is but one of 17 intelligence agencies in the U.S., all of whom have a role in this investigation.  One would think Director James Comey would have learned a lesson after his ‘October Surprise’ that cost Hillary Clinton her lead, and likely the election.  But apparently, commenting on ongoing investigations is the new normal for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and unfortunately, it casts a shadow on their credibility.

WITCH HUNT!!!!!!!!

witch-4The first witch hunt in what would become the United States, began in March 1662, in Hartford Connecticut, with the sudden and unexplained death of 8-year-old Elizabeth Kelly. Little Elizabeth had been fine just days before when she returned home with a neighbor, Goodwife Ayres. The next night she became ill, and the parents later claimed that she woke up screaming “Father! Father! Help me, help me! Goodwife Ayres is upon me. She chokes me. She kneels on my belly. She will break my bowels. She pinches me. She will make me black and blue.” After Elizabeth’s death, accusations of bewitchment flew, and fingers were pointed at numerous townspeople. Hysteria gripped Hartford.  This particular witch hunt would end in 1665, after seven trials, many accusations, and four executions.  Thus began the American tradition of witch hunts. Later, of course, came the infamous Salem witch trials, between February 1692 and May 1693, that would end with the executions of some 20 people.  But that is another story for another day …

witch-3As is the case with most time-honoured traditions, the witch hunt has evolved and changed, though not necessarily for the better.  We are now, in the year 2016, in the midst of yet another massive witch hunt.  Though this particular “witch” has been proven innocent of all charges more than once, there are those who still call for blood.  This particular witch hunt is more a product of the current political environment than it is of any actual crime.  The accused?  Hillary Clinton, of course.  The accusation?  That her use of a private email server during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State was somehow criminal and that she somehow operated with the intention of committing fraud or a breech of national security.  The accusers?  The “townspeople” of the Republican Party.  The victims?  The taxpayers of the United States.

The facts of the matter:

  • When Clinton got to the Department, she opted to use her personal email account as a matter of convenience. It enabled her to reach people quickly and keep in regular touch with her family and friends more easily given her travel schedule.
  • The laws, regulations, and State Department policy in place during her tenure permitted her to use a non-government email for work. Clinton’s practices complied with laws and regulations,
  • Clinton only used her account for unclassified email. No information in Clinton’s emails was marked classified at the time she sent or received them. Classified information was handled by a separate, closed email system used by the State Department
  • Clinton used only one email account during her tenure at State.
  • Clinton provided all emails that were even potentially work-related—including emails about using a fax machine or asking for iced tea during a meeting—erring on the side of over-inclusion, as confirmed by the Department and National Archives.
  • There is no evidence there was ever a breach in security of the server.

 

Given the above indisputable facts, there is no “scandal”, no “email-gate”, no reason for the politicos and the citizens to be up in arms, to be chasing a “witch” with boiling oil and clubs.  So, why ….?  Because, dear friends, we are only a few months away from a general election in which we will select a new President of the United States.  And because the Republican Party has no viable candidate who can even conceivably win that election based on his own merit.  Therefore, they find it necessary to create a distraction, a diversion to make it appear that the other candidate must be disqualified.

witch-trump

Make no mistake, the Republican Party is not proud of their presumptive nominee.  They are even ashamed to call him their own, as evidenced by the fact that many prominent republicans are finding excuses to stay away from the upcoming nominating convention, and the party has been scurrying to try to find speakers.  So, if you have a candidate who cannot possibly win based on merit, what do you do?  You do everything you can to make the opponent look even worse, to make her appear to have thrown in her lot with witches and warlocks and even the devil himself!  It is what is known as the “last best hope”, or “grasping at straws”.  But guess who is paying a high price for these antics?  Yes, We The People are paying.  Some $30 million, by some estimates.

witch-header-3After a lengthy investigation (read costly) FBI director James Comey announced that there was absolutely no evidence of criminal intent by Ms. Clinton regarding the use of a private email server.  He stated that the FBI would recommend that no charges be filed against Ms. Clinton in regards to her use of a private email server.  Had there been even the slightest shred of evidence to support further investigation or charges being filed, Mr. Comey, a Republican, would have jumped at the opportunity.  That in itself is perhaps the best evidence that there is no scandal, was no criminal intent.  At the same time, Mr. Comey seemed unable to resist giving his opinion of Ms. Clinton by saying she was extremely careless, showed poor judgment (which she herself said long ago) and so on and so forth, ad nauseam. It is that opinion, clearly done with purpose and ‘malice aforethought’, that has prompted Republicans far and wide to call for additional investigations, again at taxpayer expense.  The results of any such investigations will be the same as the FBI investigation, will not result in charges against Ms. Clinton, and will be nothing more than GOP games to try to keep the non-scandal alive and in the public eye until November 8th.  There is no doubt that, were it not an election year, or were Hillary Clinton not running for president, this matter would have already faded into oblivion.  Thus it is nothing more, nothing less, than a witch hunt.

As a result of the FBI investigation, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the AG’s office will not file charges against Clinton, which subsequently led to a feeding frenzy among the GOP.  This morning, Republican lawmakers grilled the Attorney General at great length, asking for details, asking endless and repetitious questions.  To her credit, Ms. Lynch stood firm in her refusal to provide details, stating that it would be inappropriate for her to disclose information about confidential briefings, as is her right and also her responsibility.

gowdy-nothingIt is all over.  There can be further investigations, however there will be no new and shocking results.  The fact is that there is no scandal, there was neither criminal intent nor negligence, and it is a trumped-up (pun fully intended) witch hunt intended to distract the American voting public.  Don’t fall for it, folks.

 

I leave you with one final thought.  The odds are slim-to-none, but what if the Republicans were to actually succeed in getting the Department of Justice to file charges against Clinton?  And what if those charges rendered her to be disqualified from the race for president?  What would happen?  What would happen, my friends, is that Bernie Sanders would in all likelihood become the Democratic nominee, and Bernie Sanders would win against Donald Trump by a landslide!  I find it quite humorous to think about … in all this, I doubt that the Republicans actually want Clinton disqualified, I think they merely want to keep this non-scandal alive and well until after election day!