Schumer Scandal, Sessions Update, Rush Warns, Pence's Email
Senate Democrat Leader Chuck Schumer must resign. Evidence has recently surfaced that the powerful New York Democrat once shared a donut with a Russian -- and not just any Russian, but Vladimir Putin himself!
Now on to more serious matters. . .
The Sessions "Scandal" - In yesterday's report, I debunked the left's latest smear campaign against the Trump Administration and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Here's a brief update on the "Sessions scandal."
For much of the day, the media were hyperventilating about the "private meeting" that then-Senator Sessions had in his Senate office with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
At a press conference yesterday, Sessions noted that multiple aides also attended that meeting, including "two retired Army colonels on his staff." All told there are at least three witnesses to what was discussed.
That doesn't exactly sound like the kind of meeting where a senator might be plotting with the Russians to subvert our elections. But it has happened before.
Senator Ted Kennedy, a hero of the left, openly courted Soviet intervention in the 1984 election hoping to defeat Ronald Reagan.
How do two meetings between a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Russian ambassador rise to a level of scandal greater than the Iranian nuclear deal?
Barack Obama conducted secret negotiations with the Iranian regime, which killed American troops. When Obama's nuclear deal was reached, much of it was kept secret from Congress.
Obama unleashed the Russian and Chinese ambassadors to lobby Congress in support of this secret deal with our enemy, which also got plane loads of cash in the process.
Between Kennedy's cavorting with communists and Obama's appeasement of the ayatollah, I think it is pretty clear which party has done more to deliberately undermine America.
Rush Warns - The Daily Caller notes that Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak visited the Obama White House at least 22 times. What was he discussing then and why don't Democrats and the media care about those contacts?
Is it possible that the Russians were working with the Obama White House to frame Donald Trump? Given how the Iranian nuclear deal was handled, how Obama was constantly appeasing our enemies like Cuba and how eager he was to show Putin his "flexibility," who knows?!
But the media will never ask those questions.
Rush Limbaugh noted that the media have already established the narrative that Russia got Trump elected, so Democrat contacts with the Russians don't matter. It's only Republican contacts, i.e. Jeff Sessions, that must be thoroughly investigated and it is only Republicans, i.e. Michael Flynn, who must punished.
Rush warned that unless Republicans figure out a way to flip the script and go on the attack, the media and Democrat Party will continue to exploit the "fake news" of Russia's meddling in the elections as a battering ram to take down Donald Trump and the Republican Party.
It's really not hard for Republicans to get control of this story. For example, why don't they start asking questions about why Obama had secret wiretaps on the Trump campaign in the first place?
Oh, you didn't know about that? More on Monday.
Pence's Email - The left is accusing Vice President Mike Pence of gross hypocrisy today. Evidently, Pence used a private email account when he was governor of Indiana. Of course, Pence was also very critical of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during last year's campaign.
The comparison is beyond absurd.
The governor of Indiana does not deal with the nation's national security secrets. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton did. That was the issue.
Moreover, Hillary had told State Department employees not to use private email accounts, and she even fired an ambassador for doing so.
Another "So-Called Judge" - Last month, President Trump took a lot of flak for referring to a federal judge as a "so-called judge." Well, another "so-called judge" is making news today.
On January 27th, Diddier Pacheco Salazar appeared in Judge Monica Herranz's courtroom in Multnomah County, Oregon, facing DUI charges. Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were waiting outside the courtroom to detain Salazar, but they became suspicious when he never came out.
Now Judge Herranz is under investigation for allowing Salazar to escape through her private entrance. ICE agents reportedly decided not to press criminal charges against Judge Herranz, who may still face administrative sanctions.
I think it was a mistake to let this "so-called judge" off the hook so easily. If she wants to be an advocate for illegal immigrants and open borders, fine. But she should take her robe off and give up her gavel.
Poll Position - President Trump hit it out of the park during his address before Congress Tuesday night.
According to Rasmussen's daily tracking poll, the president's approval rating on the day of the speech was 50% approve and 50% disapprove. His numbers now are 53% approve and 47% disapprove.
What that tells me is that the president can still move public opinion in spite of the left's non-stop attempts to smear him.
Gary Bauer is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families
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