Evil men always have to get in the last word. And that’s just what the man so many have been lauding as an American hero for the past week, Senator John McCain, just did.
This time The Gateway Pundit is reporting that McCain took one last swipe at President Trump and us by taking part in a documentary, along with his close friend Hillary Clinton, which pushes the Russian collusion conspiracy against the president.
Here is more on this breaking development via The Daily Beast:
“Active Measures, a new documentary from director Jack Bryan, would be timely even without the presence of John McCain. And yet the senator, who died of brain cancer less than a week before this film’s August 31st release, adds an additional dose of relevance and urgency to its central thesis: that President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are far more intertwined than you know.
“The fact that there was an attack on the fundamental—the absolute fundamental—a free and fair election, should alarm all of us,” McCain says in the exclusive clip below. He’s referring to the reports from August of 2016 that Russian hackers were targeting voter registration databases in states like Arizona.
“This really spooked officials in the White House,” Michael Isikoff, the chief investigative correspondent at Yahoo News, adds. “And that’s the moment, I think, that the enormity of the Russian influence campaign really started to hit home.”
“Along with McCain, the documentary is populated with talking heads like Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and others who express concern over both what happened during the 2016 election and what could take place in future elections.
“But it is the many connections between Donald Trump and Russia that dominate the bulk of the film. As the first frame explains, “active measures” is a Soviet term for the “actions of political warfare conducted by the Russian security services to influence the course of world events.” Just as New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait recently made the case that Trump may have been a Russian “asset” since 1987, director Jack Bryan spends nearly two hours arguing that Russia had been cultivating Trump years before he became a realistic presidential candidate.
“The Russians have a particular type of mark who they go after,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) says early in the film. “They go after someone who has business resources, perhaps some shady morals so they are amenable to bribery. Or perhaps they’re in a difficult financial situation or has either political connections or aspirations.” After a dramatic pause, he adds, “I’ve just described Donald Trump.”
“From there, Bryan lays out multiple connections between the Trump Organization and Putin allies, most of which have been reported widely over the past few years. But it is striking to see them all in one place like this. By the time the documentary gets to the 2016 election, Russia’s interest in Trump and the degree to which Trump owed his business success to Russia has been made abundantly clear. Through it all, McCain is there, adding insight and context to that complex relationship.
“In 2004 when Putin tried to rig an election in Ukraine, John McCain stood with the Ukrainian people. In 2016 when Putin tried to do the same thing in America, he was one of the few voices in his party who refused to remain silent,” Bryan added. “He and Hillary Clinton were Vladimir Putin’s greatest adversaries in the United States, and without their voices, it would be impossible to understand how and why our country arrived at this point.”
“In contrast to Trump’s “sycophantic” commentary about Putin, McCain can be seen in the film decrying the Russian leader as “an individual who poses a threat to the world” and “has no moral standards that I’ve been able to detect.” His interview presumably came before Trump’s joint press conference with Putin in Helsinki, which McCain memorably described as “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory.”
“The film also implies that Trump’s most damning attack on McCain came right out of Putin’s mouth. Before Trump infamously declared, “I like people that weren’t captured,” Putin noted, “Mr. McCain was taken prisoner in Vietnam and was put not just in jail but in a pit. He sat there for several years. Anyone would go nuts after that.”
“The fact that Trump “despised” McCain (and vice versa) has been well documented, but McCain’s role as enemy number one in the Russian propaganda machine became more widely apparent after his death.
“As New York Times Moscow correspondent Andrew Higgins reported this week, Russian state television has referred to McCain as “the chief symbol of Russophobia” in its coverage of his passing. Higgins quoted the man behind the “Russians for Donald Trump” Facebook page, who lamented that other hawkish senators like Lindsey Graham won’t be able to fill McCain’s shoes. “None of them is as charismatic as John McCain,” Alexander Domrin said. “It will be hard to find somebody who can replace him as the main Russophobe.”
“McCain seems particularly disturbed in the documentary by the Trump campaign’s successful effort to remove from the Republican Party platform a provision condemning Russia’s annexation of Ukraine.
“I think that’s part of this whole scandal that needs to be resolved,” McCain implores. “Why would the Republican Party remove a provision that would help people who have been invaded and slaughtered defend themselves?” He smiles slyly, gives a slight roll of his eyes and adds, “Interesting.”
“The film ends with a stark warning from McCain, Clinton, and others about the near certainty that Russia will continue to interfere with American elections this year, in 2020 and beyond. Taking one last shot at Trump for failing to take his own “active measures” against Russia for attacking American democracy, McCain says, “As long as people can do things without penalty, they’re going to continue to do them.”
Is this last betrayal from Senator McCain really a surprise at this point?
The man was neither a principled conservative nor a disciplined candidate. He was never a smart and thoughtful leader in my opinion. He was an undisciplined politician who turned being a traitor to his own party into an art form not many in history have been able to pull off without severe repercussions. McCain made a political career out of making people feel sorry for him because he was a POW, something which many others have been but never accepted preferential treatment because of it.
Although McCain did prove his will could not be easily broken while he was at the Hanoi Hilton, unfortunately, his political career is a different story. One where he talked about supporting conservative principles until it was time to do so. In fact the man had severe disdain for anything conservative and he made it extremely clear when he called the Tea Party Patriots a bunch of “Hobbits” or when he called his fellow senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul “Whacko Birds,” but he has defended his dear friend Barack Hussein Obama and an establishment which although was starting to see the writing on the wall, never dreamed there would be a President Donald Trump just around the corner.
Sadly, not many conservatives understand what is going through the heads of Republicans in Arizona when it comes to electing senators. One thing conservatives can relish though is the fact that the last president McCain got to see in the White House was President Trump, who is everything he claimed to be but never had the intent, or the spine to become.
Sanders Hit Back HARD At Feinstein Over Kavanaugh – ‘Now It’s Clear Why She Did Nothing For Months’
The Brett Kavanaugh mess drags on and on and on. There is no credible proof in my opinion that anything he’s accused of is valid. And frankly, we should just move on with the nomination process. If we leave it up to the Democrats, they will balk, stall and obstruct until after the midterm elections and further still if given the chance.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hit back hard at Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) earlier this week for her statements concerning sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Now clear why top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee did nothing with allegation for months or even ask Judge Kavanaugh about it,” Sanders tweeted. “Senator Feinstein just said ‘I can’t say everything’s truthful.'”
Ouch and perfectly put. Feinstein is covering her political behind here while trying to smear Kavanaugh in a last-ditch attempt to keep him from becoming a Supreme Court Justice. Feinstein told reporters on Capitol Hill that she couldn’t say that everything in Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh was “truthful.” That’s pretty damning and says it all right there.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted something very similar: “Could this explain why Feinstein held it for 2 months and when she realized he would otherwise be confirmed she threw a political Hail Mary? As the father of girls and boys this overt politicization is both very disturbing and alarming,” he wrote.
Feinstein is all of a sudden pushing these charges against Kavanaugh. She tried to clarify her comments to CNN by saying, “Based on what I know at this stage, she [Ford] is credible.” Really? I highly doubt that because the woman’s story keeps changing.
She can’t recall the year it happened, where it happened, when it happened, who hosted the party, who was there, who brought her or who took her home. See a pattern here? Do you call that credible?
Feinstein also tweeted that she considered Ford to be “sincere” and “believable.” Give me a freaking break. This desperate move is so transparent even a liberal can see it. This smacks of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas all over again.
“During every step of this process, I’ve found every single piece of information from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford eminently credible, sincere and believable. She knew this would have a huge effect on her life and she was incredibly brave to come forward,” Feinstein said.
Now clear why top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee did nothing with allegation for months or even ask Judge Kavanaugh about it: Senator Feinstein just said “I can’t say everything’s truthful.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 18, 2018
From The Hill:
“Ford says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, groped her and attempted to remove her clothes at a party in the early 1980s.
“Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.
“Feinstein was the first to bring Ford’s accusations to the national stage when she announced one week before Kavanaugh’s scheduled confirmation hearing that she was bringing an accusation against him to the FBI.
“Feinstein has said that she has had Ford’s accusations since July, a point with which Republicans have taken great issue.
“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped into Democrats on Monday for not bringing the issue forward until “the eleventh hour.”
“Republicans have scheduled a hearing for Ford’s allegations next Monday and have delayed the vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which they were expected to win.
“It is unclear what will come of Monday’s hearing, given that Ford’s lawyer has said she will not testify until an FBI investigation has been completed.”
During every step of this process, I’ve found every single piece of information from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford eminently credible, sincere and believable. She knew this would have a huge effect on her life and she was incredibly brave to come forward.
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) September 18, 2018
President Trump is now weighing into this muck even further and doubling down on his support for Kavanaugh: “I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!”
I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2018
A very astute point and one that Ford is going to have to answer. If she does not testify, Kavanaugh will almost certainly be confirmed. If she does testify, she’s going to have to prove her allegations.
Trump also tweeted: “The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW. Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?” Again, a very good point, however, the left will claim that many women don’t report sexual assault. I’m not buying that nonsense this time around.
Currently, Ford is making demands of Congress before testifying, including saying that Monday is a deal breaker as she cannot be ready by then. She’s had more than enough time to prep. Bring on the hearing.
“These issues include: the procedures for the hearing, including how many rounds of questioning, the scope of the examination and whether the Committee will subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford has said was in the room when the alleged incident took place; whether the Committee will agree that Kavanaugh not be present during Ford’s testimony; and what the committee will do to provide for safety.
“She said she “registered strong objection” to having the committee bring in outside counsel to question Ford.
“A senior Republican Senate staffer told CNN that following the call Thursday night, the GOP has two “non-starters” for her demands. The first is subpoenaing Judge or other witnesses. The staffer said that the Senate does not take subpoena requests from witnesses. The second “non-starter” is Ford’s demand that Kavanaugh testify first. Ford should testify first to give Kavanaugh the opportunity to respond, the source said.”
Kavanaugh has a right to face his accuser and he has a right to have legal counsel present. This whole thing is simply obstructionism and should not be allowed. #ConfirmKavanaughNow
Keith Ellison Accuser Posts Doctor’s Note PROOF; Media SILENT
DNC Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) is no stranger to controversy. He is an uber-liberal that has found himself in political hot water more than once. But one thing that the Democrats are very good at is closing ranks. Even if they have to sacrifice one of their own to do it. After all, Ellison is now running for Attorney General in Minnesota.
While Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being smeared and splashed all over the media, there is another far more credible #MeToo moment playing out in front of us and it is in the Democratic Party. Keith Ellison is being accused of assault and abuse and the Dems aren’t listening to or believing the woman leveling the charges even though she has records to back up her claims.
There is no foggy memory or bleary facts in this scenario. Karen Monahan has no trouble at all being very specific over the alleged abuse from Keith Ellison. Monahan, an environmental activist, and Ellison’s former girlfriend has claimed Ellison emotionally abused her and, at least once, physically abused her.
The Democrats are not standing by her at all either. They actually are turning on this woman. It’s breathtaking hypocrisy at play and it is being almost entirely ignored by the media.
From The Hill:
“I’ve been smeared, threatened, isolated from my own party,” Monahan tweeted. “I provided medical records from 2017, stating on two different Dr. Visits, I told them about the abuse and who did it. My therapist released records stating I have been dealing [with] and healing from the abuse.”
“Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple texts between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more,” she wrote. “As I said before, I knew I wouldn’t be believed.”
“She wrote that coming forward was a “huge piece of my healing.” Monahan in the tweets tagged the Democratic National Committee and the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party.”
This is a woman who told her physician about the abuse in 2012. She even produced the doctor’s report as evidence and brought it forth as proof just to show consistency in her prior accounts of the situation. Crickets from the media.
From The Daily Caller:
“She states that she was in a very stressful environment for years, emotional and physical abuse by a partner with whom she is now separated,” reads the November 2017 report, a picture of which Monahan posted on Twitter.
“She did not have any physical injuries that required an examination in the past. She identifies the individual she was involved with as Congressman Ellison, and she is worried about retribution if she identifies him publicly,” the report states.
“Monahan’s son Austin Aslim Monahan first aired the allegations against Ellison on Aug. 11 and claimed to have seen evidence of Ellison’s abuse.
“I was using my moms computer trying to download something and I clicked on a file, I found over 100 text and twitters messages and video almost 2 min long that showed Keith Ellison dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a ‘f*cking b*tch’ and telling her to get the f*ck out of his house,” he wrote in a viral Facebook post.
“Monahan’s son added:
“Sitting all this time, watching what our mom went through and not being able to say or do anything was hard as hell. None of you know the hell our family has gone through. I don’t think half of you would even care. We watched her so-called political friends stand by say or do nothing. People had an idea what happened and never reached out to my mom. The same people who are posting about social justice are ready to smear my mom, protect a person who abused her and broke the law.”
“Monahan has yet to produce the alleged video, which Ellison has said doesn’t exist.”
UPDATE: This is a record of a 911 call from May 16, 2005. The caller reported she was assaulted by Keith Ellison. pic.twitter.com/Z080dzS702
— Jeff Kolb (@jpkolb) August 13, 2018
Unlike the woman accusing Kavanaugh, this sounds very credible and specific. This also isn’t the first time that Ellison has been accused of abuse. Back in 2005, Amy Alexader, who was another girlfriend of Ellison’s, alleged abuse by Ellison. There was also a 911 report backing that up.
The DNC, of course, said in August that they were “reviewing” the allegations. In other words, they did nothing and buried it, hoping it would all blow over. The Democratic Party has continued to stand by Ellison in his position and in his run for Attorney General. They simply cannot afford to lose him on their roster. They are that desperate. Ellison continues to deny all charges.
Monahan has said that she is willing to cooperate with any investigation. “I told the investigator I would be happy to talk with @keithellison [with] them in the room. They asked Keith if he would be willing [and] he declined any meeting [with] me,” Monahan said. I’m not surprised by that in the least and I’m sure Ellison has the DNC attorney on speed-dial these days just in case.
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) September 17, 2018
Instead of this unfounded witch hunt against Kavanaugh, I think that Ellison’s clear record of alleged abuse should be front and center. Fight fire with fire. If Kavanaugh can be baselessly disparaged by the left at the eleventh hour of his confirmation, then fire both barrels at Ellison who certainly has the appearance of guilt here. What’s good for the political goose is good for the political gander.
— Karen Monahan (@KarenMonahan01) September 18, 2018
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