‘There’s more people trying to get out than there are trying to get in,’ he says

Newsbusters – FEBRUARY 11, 2018

On Friday’s weekly roundup on the PBS Newshour, after analyst David Brooks said the Trump White House has a “perpetual unraveling” of staff, liberal analyst Mark Shields compared it to people trying to escape the Berlin Wall, where escapees were often killed by communist guards.

 “This White House is resembling nothing as much as East Berlin, in that there’s more people trying to get out than there are trying to get in.”

The subject was the resignation of White House staff secretary after two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse. Brooks took a shot at chief of staff John Kelly: “We have learned a couple things about Kelly.He had the earlier comment that some of the DACA people [“Dreamers”] were lazy. And then he — but the guy who allegedly beats his wife is honorable. I mean, that’s a contrast.” He added “there’s just always this thing of perpetual unraveling and the cycling through of staff at this White House.” 

It continued:

JUDY WOODRUFF: Do we hold — do we hold the president — yes, we hold the president accountable, Mark, but should — would it make a difference, let me ask it this way, if the president were to put different people in some of these positions?

MARK SHIELDS: Judy, increasingly, from my reporting and everything I learn, this White House is resembling nothing as much as East Berlin, in that there’s more people trying to get out than there are trying to get in.

And it’s not — they have not been able to, either based on their false sense of loyalty that one had to have been a total Trumpite from the begin, whatever, they have not been able to attract and hold a talented administrative staff. The one saving argument for John Kelly is that Rob Porter was the exception. He was able. He was the de factodeputy chief of staff that Kelly did not have. I think it’s fair to say that Kelly’s judgment has been seriously called into question here.

DAVID BROOKS: It’s about just being a gentleman. The MeToo movement, everything we have seen over the last six months, it’s, are men — do they know what it’s like to be a gentleman and just behave decently like a gentleman?

If you look through the history of our political leaders, Teddy Roosevelt, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, they were gentlemen. It’s not hard. And yet those once — you lose the social standards of how a man is supposed to behave, you have got a lot of bad stuff that comes out.

Do these people really think everyone forgets that Bill Clinton was accused of pants-dropping sexual harassment and even rape? Few might remember the PBS NewsHour quickly came out and criticized the media when the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke out.

These comments came at the end of the segment, ten minutes in:

Gohmert – Very Concerned Wray Won’t Fire McCabe, This Is How You Lose A Country

By Rick Wells

Rep Louie Gohmert is concerned about plotting at FBI and DOJ to overthrow President Trump, demanding a second special counsel and a purge of the criminal leadership. FBI Dir

Rep Louie Gohmert says that the corruption that has been uncovered at the FBI and DOJ is extremely serious, saying, “This is how you lose a country.”

In a Wednesday interview with Fox News’ Jon Scott, Gohmert is asked what he would like to know about those five months worth of missing text messages. He replies, “I just want the text messages, that’s very clear, and we are looking into potential obstruction here.”

Gohmert says, “This is an outrage. And I read today they are wanting to talk to the President. My advice, if I were the President’s attorney is, “These guys, this team is so prejudiced against you, and we know what they did to Flynn. They didn’t have much to go on so they bankrupt him with attorney’s fees costs and then threaten to go after his sons.”

He continues, “So the best thing you can do is not talk to these people.” He references Martha Stewart and Scooter Libby as examples of the abuse of justice by Justice Department thugs. “When they don’t have a case then they question you until they get you to say something inconsistent and then they prosecute you for false statements. So don’t talk to them.”   [[VIDEO BELOW]]

“This group needs to be barred, they need to be stopped, and we certainly need a second prosecutor. There is no way the current DOJ or the current leadership in the FBI, my gosh, if Wray won’t even fire McCabe, then there’s no way they can investigate themselves. The whole apple is solid but there are worms that have eaten there way all through the upper leadership. We need a housecleaning.”

Gohmert asks “Why would they be meeting off the agency area? Why would they have meetings away from the office? It says that they must have had something other than justice in mind, because if it was real justice they would have been meeting at the Department of Justice.”

He says, “This stinks to high heaven and this time Congress cannot drop the ball.” Gohmert points to their failures with Fast and Furious to enforce their contempt and prosecute Eric Holder when documents disappeared and with doing nothing to Koskinen [still on the job as IRS Commissioner] and Lois Lerner with the IRS targeting of Americans.  He says this is too serious to ignore.

He adds, “I’m very concerned about Wray. If he will not even fire McCabe, with all we know about McCabe.”

Wray also promised Senator Dianne Feinstein during his confirmation hearings his devotion to Robert Mueller and that he would oppose any attempt to “interfere” with his witch hunt. He vowed to report anything of that nature immediately to the California libtard. Wray had every appearance of agreeing to have removed himself from the executive branch and to have become a snitch and agent for the anti-Trump Democrats in the legislative branch in order to get approval for the position.

That’s where his loyalties lie. His relationship with Mueller and Comey goes way back to the Bush administration; it’s not something he was forced into.

Schumer: Border Wall Now Off Table ‘Because That Was Part of a Package’ Offered to Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) answers reporters’ questions on Capitol Hill on Jan. 23, 2018. (Rex Features via AP Images)

By Bridget Johnson

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said his offer to fund the border wall in White House talks with President Trump last Friday is now off the table “because that was part of a package” to avert a shutdown that is no longer in play.

“It was the first thing the president and I talked about, was finishing it by, as he said, Tuesday night. Three days. And the thought was that we could come to an agreement that afternoon, the president would announce his support, and then the Senate and House would get it done and it would be on the president’s desk,” Schumer told reporters today on Capitol Hill. “He didn’t do that. So we’re going to have to start on a new basis, and the wall offer is off the table.”

On Monday, Trump tweeted after the Senate voted to end the shutdown, “Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown. Now I want a big win for everyone, including Republicans, Democrats and DACA, but especially for our Great Military and Border Security. Should be able to get there. See you at the negotiating table!”

Schumer said Dems “advanced the ball for the DREAMers; we’re proud of the role we played.”

“If they’re proud of the role of thwarting DREAMers, most Americans would disagree with that,” he added.

At Senate Republicans’ media availability, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said of his promise to let a DACA fix come to the floor that there will be “a fair and open process that will give a variety of different points of view an opportunity to express themselves.”

“And I think as all of you know who cover the Senate, whoever gets 60 votes wins. That’s the way you have an open process in the Senate. That’s the way we will deal with that issue, provided that the government is still open. And that’s the understanding I had with my moderates,” McConnell said.

Asked one reporter: “What do you say to those DREAMers who are worried that you won’t keep your word and bring a bill to the floor? A lot could go wrong between now and then.”

“I intend to keep my word,” McConnell replied.

At the White House, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked if the administration intended on deporting DREAMers starting March 5, the deadline for a congressional deal to save the program.

“That’s what we’re working on doing with the House and the Senate. And we’re going to come up with something that gets us to a place where we end chain migration,” Sanders replied. “That is one of the priorities that we have laid out from the administration.”


Trump’s agenda continues moving forward, to the chagrin of the deep state

 | Infowars.com – DECEMBER 19, 2017

A op-ed columnist for The New York Times praised the numerous organizations coordinating the nationwide “resistance” to President Trump, arguing Trump has “done more to spur progressive political organizing than Bernie Sanders, George Soros and Saul Alinsky combined.”

Michelle Goldberg, a leftist columnist for The New York Times, gleefully recounted a series of “victories” earned by the nationwide resistance to President Trump, beginning with the citizens “coordinated by groups like Indivisible, MoveOn and the Working Families Party” who “flooded congressional town halls to demand that their representatives save the Affordable Care Act.”

Despite repeated efforts by conservative Republicans in both houses of Congress, measures repealing Obamacare repeatedly failed in the Senate in the face of unanimous opposition by Democrats along with a handful of Republicans.

The closer than expected special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district to succeed Tom Price, who had resigned to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, was fueled by “the energy of the district’s previously apolitical suburban women” galvanized by their “disgust for Trump.”

Despite raising more than $23 million, Democrat Jon Ossoff was defeated by Republican Karen Handel in a loss deemed“demoralizing” by The New York Times, with Democrats “left to wonder if the intense anti-Trump passion visible in protests, marches, money and new volunteers isn’t just some theatrical, symbolic, abstract thing.”

According to Goldberg, the intense anti-Trump passion is not theatrical or abstract, as “Democrats have triumphed all over the country, as Trump’s approval rating keeps sinking.”

The so-called “progressive” (read Socialist) Working Families Party “endorsed 1,036 candidates in 2017” while “almost two-thirds of them won.”

“Inasmuch as Trump is able to force his agenda on an unwilling nation, it’s because of a breakdown in democracy that renders many members of Congress heedless of their own constituents,” she declared.

Goldberg’s suggestion does not hold weight when matched against a breakdown of the 2016 election result by Congressional district. If each Congressional district was represented by a person from the same party as the presidential candidate who won the district, Republicans would hold a majority of seats with 230, while Democrats would still be in the minority with 205 seats.

Despite the efforts of leftist organizations, their allies in the mainstream media, and the deep state to stop Trump’s agenda, he has continued to make progress, much to their chagrin.

“But while Trump has given his followers the liberal tears they crave, that victory contains the seeds of its own reversal. Trump has done more to spur progressive political organizing than Bernie Sanders, George Soros and Saul Alinsky combined,” Goldberg concluded. “The president once warned that if he fell, he’d take the entire Republican Party down with him. Thanks to the Resistance, he might still have the chance.”