Judicial Watch Investigates

Judicial Watch is one of my favorite organizations. The have turned the use of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests into an art form. They are a non-biased group that is simply demanding transparency in government–from both parties.

Yesterday One America News Network posted an article about the latest FOIA request from Judicial Watch.

The article reports:

Conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the FBI in an effort to pierce the veil of the resources used in the $25 million probe.

Specifically, the organization is looking to obtain all communications and payments made to the author of the anti-Trump dossier — Christopher Steele.

The former British intelligence officer was funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee in order to compile his 35 page document.

Judicial Watch is now trying to determine the FBI’s involvement.

It’s already known that the FBI made 11 payments to Steele, but the details behind those payments were heavily redacted.

Conservatives suspect rogue actors at the bureau were looking to reverse the results of the 2016 election, which is something Attorney General William Barr said he’s looking into.

I don’t think they were rogue actors–I think the operation began very high up in the FBI, but we will have to wait to see if that is where the trail leads.

This Is What Media Desperation Looks Like

This post is not a joke–it comes from the NBC website. The story I am about to tell was posted at NBC today.

I am posting this as screen shots because I hope and want to believe that someone at NBC with a brain will see it later today and take it down.

nbcnewstrump1nbcnewstrumpnbcnewstrump2The article goes on to complain about various other places where the press feels slighted. This is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. First of all, the major media was not unbiased during the campaign. Instead of being neutral, they chose the wrong horse. Why should they be trusted or rewarded? Second of all, since when is taking your family out to dinner a press affair? Remember, this is the same press that saw no problem with a private server that was immune from Freedom Of Information Requests (FOIA). I fear that we are going to have four years of press nitpicking!

If You Don’t Like The Results–Hide The Study

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Scott Johnson at Power Line published an article yesterday about some research done after the ‘driving while black’ controversy of the 1990’s. It seems there was some research done a few years ago that proved that ‘driving while black’ did not make someone more likely to be stopped–but exceeding the speed limit did!

The article reports:

According to the study commissioned by the New Jersey Attorney General (and leaked to The New York Times), blacks make up 16 percent of the drivers on the turnpike, and 25 percent of the speeders in the 65-mph zones, where profiling complaints are most common.

They speed twice as much as whites, and speed at reckless levels even more. Yet blacks are stopped less than their speeding behavior would predict — 23 percent of all stops.

The devastation wrought by this study to the anti-police agenda is catastrophic. It turns out that the police stop blacks more for speeding because they speed more. Race has nothing to do with it….

The article goes on the chronicle the request that this study and the follow-up studies be released. Please follow the link to Power LIne to read the entire story. Meanwhile, don’t hold your breath waiting for the study to be released.

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