Mexico Paying For Wall After All — Joel Pollack on Breitbart points out that President Trump can start building the wall now and can burn through $4.5 billion before even touching the $3.6 billion from his contested national emergency declaration.
Pollack says the money available now includes $600 million from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund (Mexican drug lords), $2.5 billion from the Department of Defense to support counterdrug activities, and the $1.4 billion from the just approved budget. Only the money in the budget has restrictions, Pollack says.
Roger Stone Robert Mueller Questions — Trump confidant Roger Stone was arrested in a pre-dawn raid today (Jan. 25) happily video-tapped by a tipped-off CNN.
Gabe Hoffman of An Open Secret notes involved were about 12 heavily armed FBI agents in black tactical gear. He points out that Stone is a 66 year old man without a history of violence who was being sought for white collar process crimes.
It’s a good question. There are a lot of good questions. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who ordered the raid on Stone, is supposedly Trump’s enemy. Mueller’s best friend is supposedly Bill Barr. Trump picked Barr to be attorney general to replace Jeff Sessions. What’s up with that?
And why did Sessions unnecessarily recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel’s investigation in the first place giving the job to Rod Rosenstein?
Virtue Signalers Arabian Hypocrisy — Mohammed bin Salman, who is Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, has been solidly implicated in the Oct. 2 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and President Trump is turning a blind eye.
Trump points out that it is America first and that the Iranian mullahs — Arabia’s mortal enemy — are the real threat. He also says the Arabian oil production is nice.
As expected, the famously inconsistent virtue signalers are outraged.
“I think that’s one of the most amoral statements any president of the United States has ever uttered,” said Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA).
Richard North Patterson on Yahoo calls President Trump an accessory to Khahoggi’s murder.
So where were these people when Obama was propping up the oppressive mullahs? They were defending him. They defended Obama on Cuba, and on Venezuela and on Libya. They defended him on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Do we even have to mention Hillary and Benghazi and how they protected her?
Hey have you heard of Meng Hongwei? Of course not. He is a Chinese politician who was president of Interpol until Oct. 7. He was forced to resign by Chinese authorities and then disappeared. It has been revealed he is in custody in the PRC. His wife is upset about.
Nobody else seems to be.
The virtue-signalers, though, are upset about President Trump’s hardline with the Chinese.
MAGAnificent Speech By President Trump –President Trump has just finished a magnificent speech. Democrats shamefully sat on their hands even when it was pointed out that Black and Hispanic unemployment was the lowest in history and the stock market was setting records.
They even sat on their hands looking sour when the President said In God we Trust.
President Trump made all who loved this country proud. He painted a picture of hope and it was a realistic picture.
He promised massive cuts in prescription drug prices and a bold new infrastructure program.
Some conservatives might give him grief on his immigration plan as he said he would give amnesty and eventual citizenship to 1.8 million illegals brought here as children –if they should exhibit good moral character and stay employed over a 12-year process.
The grief is unwarranted.
President Trump is not wavering on the wall, is going after illegals who commit crime, is ending the lottery system and will stop chain migration.
Afghan Ambassador Calls Trump Admin Thoughtful — Independent Journal Review reports on a Q&A that Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, who is Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United States, had with Gold Star wives and members of the military community at his residence.
“The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent,” Mohib said. “Trump continually asked ‘How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?’ in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.