An America “Whodunnit”

If I could give you all the answers, you’d be appalled, so I will just give you the barest essentials of the possible plotline of the ongoing media novel grounded in the last presidential election.

Writ large today, we have the family investigator in the Seth Rich murder – he was the democrat national committee data analyst speculated to have been a WikiLeaks source – asking “Where’s his computer?”  Apparently, he’s been told that BOTH the FBI AND the DC police have it.

Wait….Did I say F.B.I.?  As in you-know-who, just recently fired?


Yes, that’s right and Fox-5 out of DC is breaking the Seth Rich re-story.

In a way, this wraps into the Shawn Lucas case, too.  Remember him?  You’re not supposed to because he, too, could be cast as a problem for the democrat storyline.  In fact, the only Lucas we could find in Wikipedia was the Sean Lucas who played in the CFL.

But if you read archived pages around the web, you quickly find that Shawn Lucas was a process server who died right after serving a class action lawsuit on the DNC over the screwing of Bernie Sanders out of a fair chance to clinch the democrat nomination. (See video: )

What remains on the web alleges Lucas died of a mix of pharmacologicals although he wasn’t known to take drugs in the accounts we studied.

Hmmm…a potential WikiLeaks source and a Bernie class action lawsuit server – both dead ahead of the election – plenty of grist for the conspiracy theorists, no question.

In fact, if you go to this page (The Clinton Body Count), you will find 12 references to what?  The FBI.

The 10th reference on that page is the one that (if true) might lend some legitimacy to the claims of the Rich family investigator, a former homicide cop:

“Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family. 

Was it a real lead?  Who would have known…outside the FBI, that is.

Might this relate to present-day events, and if so how?

Begin by asking yourself “What would the FBI Director know about such high-level cases?”  If anything?  Peripheral murders to a presidential contest would, one assumes,  be attention-getting…

Then look at the box James Comey would have been in if he had even informed suspicions of untoward or violent acts.  How would a reasonable FBI chief (and father of 5) navigate through such a dangerous swamp?

Perhaps this context can help us to understand the seemingly contradictory actions of Comey on Clinton in the run-up to the election.

To me, it casts the whole democrat “Comey feeding frenzy” in a different light.

If democrats get their wish – and Comey does get up in a public “tell all” session and lays out ALL he knows and what he suspects –  there may be a lot more to tell than just vague Russian insinuations as  “why he got fired.”.

There could be a LOT more.

The Russia Frenzy, II

Meantime, the WaPo was claiming today that “highly classified” secrets were discussed by the president in recent meetings with the Russians.

And then, shortly later, when Trump said he discussed “facts” with the Russians, the Post ran a fine self-congratulatory piece.

For our readers (and those who read the links in our Monday explanation of Schwerpunkt) this is a mighty fine example of how a media Swarm War is prosecuted.

More realistically: Trump info sharing might justify the ends with Russia concerning ISIS, says ex-CIA official.

And if you like the tactical view, how about “Did Wash Post Publish Dubious Russia Story to Distract From Seth Rich Bombshell?

By noon, SMS-forwarding should ensure the whole country is misguided.

Speaking of the WaPo

We explained six months back, or so, how Amazon and the real estate developer-in-chief are headed for the mat over time.

The reason is simple:  Jeff Bezos is out to e-tail the world.  Trump, as a developer, has a vested interest in a continuation of the shopping mall and mixed retail/residential models, which Amazon (and by extension, the Washington Post) are “mouse murdering.”

Recode got this right, too last year when they wrote   “Donald Trump said Amazon and Jeff Bezos have a ‘huge antitrust problem.’ Now they may.”

So when  the Post goes Trumpling, we flip to the [other]  funny pages.

Housing Starts

Meanwhile, back in numerically-quantifiable land, the press release please?

Building Permits Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,229,000.  This is 2.5 percent (±1.1 percent) below the revised March rate of 1,260,000, but is 5.7 percent (±1.4 percent) above the April 2016 rate of 1,163,000.  Single-family authorizations in April were at a rate of 789,000; this is 4.5 percent (±0.8 percent) below the revised March figure of 826,000.  Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 403,000 in April.

Housing Starts Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000.  This is 2.6 percent (±8.8 percent)* below the revised March estimate of 1,203,000, but is 0.7 percent (±7.0 percent)* above the April 2016 rate of 1,164,000.  Single-family housing starts in April were at a rate of 835,000; this is 0.4 percent (±8.6 percent)* above the revised March figure of 832,000. The April rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 328,000. 

Housing Completions Privately-owned housing completions in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,106,000.  This is 8.6 percent (±10.8 percent)* below the revised March estimate of 1,210,000, but is 15.1 percent (±12.2 percent) above the April 2016 rate of 961,000.  Single-family housing completions in April were at a rate of 784,000; this is 4.5 percent (±10.6 percent)* below the revised March rate of 821,000. The April rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 299,000.”

Photo op?

An hour before the opening the Dow was up 35.

Adventures of Kid Korea

Interesting story in the NY Times about how the NK’s may have crossed a US tripwire with their recent intermedia range missile test.

More interesting is the notion that they might have been behind the ransomware outbreak this past week, too.

Do remember where the ransomware source came from, right?


An America “Whodunnit” — 56 Comments

  1. Ha!…We have been reading your postings for some years now George. Seems like you got a real-live Sharia-Blue posting on your blog under the name of Jon… Amazing. Usually they spend their time down voting over on Reddit but I suppose some are branching out to other popular areas of the “inter-webs.” It’s kinda like trying to shake off a tick. Facts won’t matter, only feels for those types.

  2. George, you kicking me off this board is so Trump like. Fascist to be more exact. Remember when he yelled “Get them out of here” at anti Trumpers who were at his campaign stops? Hitler would have been proud. I really feel sorry for all of you for drinking the neural negating Kool-aid. By the way, the impeachment process has already started. By next Friday, it will be official and he will get his time to testify.

    • Remember when George said no more ad hominem garbage? You are like a guy that shows up at a Super Bowl party and insults the host, his guests, the snacks and drinks, and the game of football itself, and whines about the unfairness of it all when he is told to leave.

    • You mean the George Soros paid provacateurs? The paid rioters that were showing up at Trump rallies to punch, pepper spray, harass and attack the Trump supporters? Funny how you NEVER call out the attacking criminals on the left! Use your hitler BS on yourself when you look in the mirror. Be sure to paint a red moustache above that pouting fat lip you constantly wear. Go skunk off cause you STINK!

  3. While I love reading the comments I was thrilled when Jon shutup. Who passes out the talking points every morning….I swear they all say the same things. Not a unique or thoughtful idea in the bunch. Now that’s my idea of the walking dead

  4. A: An ex-cop says he knows a guy who talked to a guy – a stale, far-fetched Clinton Conspiracy reheated


    B: Trump jeopardizes lives of deep cover Mossad agents inside ISIS to try to impress his Russian handlers

    Which is more important?

    • C./ the Media – as McMaster said – is the one group that revealed the Mossad insider but the Obama soft coup supporters won’t be allowed to find out the truth. Trump said nothing per McMaster.

      No, this was some serious Obama choreographed made-up shit to feed the anti-white guy press of the ultra left NE

      Uh…C hands down

  5. Jon, it seems that the WaPow and NY Slimes is spending copious amounts of time on the election recount, Russian hacked election machines, Trumps personal Russian Connections, His family’s Russian connections, his associates Russian connections, his dog’s Russian connections etc. If they had spent only one tenth that amount of time on Obama’s College transcripts, or sealed birth certificate, or if they had spent one tenth the time on Hillarie’s uranium connection (read RUSSIAN) or for that matter Nancy Pelosie’s Russian contacts, I do believe we would have a whole different country today.
    That being said, Donald won the election, get over it. Also the usual reason some one demeans a person (the president in this case) or calls him names is because the individual as run out of intelligent well thought out and logical argument.
    George Ure, I thought you were going to weed out the name callers??

    • Get over it?/Hahahahahaha.

      As I have said before, if any other person had been Elected President outside the two horrible choices we had in Hillary and Trump, none of this would matter. On the flip side, if Hillary had won, the pressure from the right would have been equally as contentious, maybe worse. All would have been deserved as it is with Trump.

      If Rubio, Jeb or Kasich been elected, the dynamics would have been totally different. All three are gentlemen, articulate, and diplomatic. All three have the respect of both sides of the media and they of them.

      It is the foul smelling fishhead at the head of the buffet that invited the guests to feast in his disease laden meal. He deserves everything he is getting right now. He started this with the name calling during the campaign. Lying Ted, Little Marco, no energy Jeb, lying Hillary. He set the table, now the rest of the world is eating off of it and they don’t like the taste of it one bit. Then he doubles down and can’t get over the fact that he won and has to overstate his crowds and make up stuff that illegal people were the difference in his 3 million person general election. Then he doubles down again, still unable to get over the fact that he won and calls the media fake. Along the way, he gets careless, says things he shouldn’t have and loses focus because his ego is his kryptonite. No folks, the name caller is Trump. The pot stirring is all Trump. The mistakes being made are all Trump. I am a Republican. He has ruined the reputation of the party I have been a part of since Inwasnold enough to vote. My generation hates idiots like him. And believe me, it does not get any worse than this fool. Go back to your cave and write some pictographs on your cave wall and dream off evolving with the rest of us. When your done, I will join you when we celebrate a President with a brain.

      • The Housebrace in Georgia just got interesting a is a lesson in Trump supporting demographics, of which I am a part of. The Reublican choice, Karen Handel wants nothing to do with Trump. This is a wealthy, educated republican/swing district (Trump only won by less than 2 percentage points). Karen has been campaigning and not once during this recent surge has she mentioned the name Trump. Her Supporters despise Trumps lack of intellect and absence of grace. He is the opposite of the southern charm this district is known for. This is how I feel. This is how my generation feels. This is how every educated human feels. Wake up folks. We are being led by a slow learning court jester. Embrace the impeachment and let’s move on.

      • Never thought I’d have a reader dumb enough to advocate impeachment.

        You may get yourself banned yet, Jon.

        Pray tell…what’s Trumps impeachable offense? Whjat law has he broken?
        Comey reports to him and he can tell his reports to suck eggs if he wants.

        So name the crime?

      • You missed a tiny point Jon.

        He won.

        And the FBI Dir isn’t even a footnote in the Const.

        Where are the Comey dinner notes on OBama? His meetings with Loretta? Hil?

  6. It’s all just mafia infighting as an unqualified son got himself in charge because the previous head expired, and now the others smell blood in the water.

    What else would you call an organization that has such a pervasive lack of integrity? It certainly isn’t a business, it would have failed eons ago. There is $1.5 trillion annually of new money at stake here (national debt plus trade deficit), so it’s a big game. Unfortunately these people control your lives and the currency you use to meet your basic needs. When they come by and shake you down for a little more (Obamacare?) you just hang your head and reach for the cash drawer. They do nothing unless there is something in it for them. Absolutely nothing.

    • Agreed; mafia style shakedown going on. Watch the feeding trough. Going to a health sharing ministry is ONE way to avoid the shakedown called Obama-non-care. PEOPLE, wake up, you do NOT have to have those high premium and high deductible ‘insurance scam plans.’ WAKE UP! Why do you think the economy is slowing down…think about it! At least $1,000 dollars a month is coming out of many people’s pockets! It is a discriminatory mafia style shakedown, rated for AGE, INCOME, and ADDRESS. Go find a doctor who takes cash and doesn’t want your Social Security Number. 30% of our GDP is tied up in Healthcare! Ya’ll are not getting health care, you are getting insurance and that is not the same thing!

  7. If Comey ends up bringing down Trump, which seems likely given his recent memos, look for a majority of new families worldwide and in America naming their first born Comey, boy or girl.

    • Hmmm…Haven’t noticed an uptick in Barack namings, or Obama, so how the f do you figure?

      Oh, wait, a surge in William Jefferson namings, but maybe those were….oh forget it, you wouldn’t understand

    • Comey will become a lay communion for the fbi,nothing more

  8. And, one more thing. John Cornyn and Trey Gowdy have taken their names out of consideration for the FBI job. There are two reasons. One, it is political suicide to be associated with anything with Trump signature. Two, the state of the GOP is so bad now, the party would risk losing a vacated seat in the Senate or House in a replacement election respectively. Such is the state of politics under Donald “I have Somehow misplaced my brain” Trump.

    Don’t worry folks, the soap opera gets even juicer in the upcoming weeks. The intelligence community is now off limits for Trump. Mainly because you are required to have intelligence to get the privilege to hear it. On his upcoming “Sooo great” road trip, he will be relegated to a figurehead (ache). “Just shake hands Mr. President and keep you mouth shut and we will get through this”

    • Jon, if we were to remove the ad hominem statements, the unsupported assertions, and leftwing biased sources from your comments, all that left is the “sound and the fury”.

      • All that is left is SLIME; Jon SLIMES this comment board constantly. I have yet to learn one thing from Jon, oh, wait a second…yes, I have learned that he is a ‘repeater’ for the new world order, a troll, an example of the fine tuning of brainwashing exemplified by BS, attacks, insults, and not one example of real critical thinking skills. I think he needs to go back to work for obama and overthehill or is it georgiesorosa?

  9. It’s clear that republicans have gone from the party of opposition to the party of enabling, apologist and absolution. Even to the point of not caring that a foreign power was mucking around in our election. It’s more important to republicans to cover up and enable than it is to stop foreign meddling in our elections.

    I KNOW how republicans would be reacting if Obama was still in the White House!

    • This is the first time we’ve had an ex president leading a soft coup with embeds, too if I recall. Other presidents just left town, did a book deal and played golf…

      • And Trump does not play golf???? Hahhaahaha. Trump leading a soft coup? He couldn’t lead a pack of wild dogs to an open buffet.

  10. I feel much safer knowing that Putin received Trump’s gift in the Oval Office. What did Trump get in return?

    • You didn’t hear the McMaster presser with the jackals. I did.
      Trump didn’t give a “gift” – But seriously? >>>you’ve been left-sucked by the SMS crew at soft coup hq

      • I first though you wrote, left-sucked by the SMS screw at soft screw hq!!!

        Same difference, right? MOST of the news is made up BS by the MSM, then they argue the made up points, and repeat them until they have a brainwashed mass of snivvling gullible gutless wonders running around causing havoc over made up BS. This is just another one of the made up messes.

  11. The neural device in your brain has now taken over your sanity George. It is now to the point where I think you need to find that device and have it removed, so we can have the sensible George back.

    Seth Rich’s family members are not happy about the conspiracy theory of their son. In a response to this latest screwball story, which is just another in a growing series of deflections due to Trumps incompetence said:

    “We have seen no evidence. We have been approached with no emails and only learned about this when contacted by the press. Even if tomorrow, an email was found, it is not a high enough bar of evidence to prove any interactions as emails can be altered and we’ve seen that those interested in pushing conspiracies will stop at nothing to do so. We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence…”

    This is a family that lost their son and would love any evidence to bring justice to their sons death. This insane story is not one of them. Shame on you George for not seeing the truth right in front of your eyes.

    The truth is that Trump is dangerous. Read the entire WAPO and NYT stories. It is a piece of journalistic genius. They are stepping up their game George. Their integrity has been challenged by the Dunce in chief and they are out to prove with out a doubt that not only do they matter, but they are NOT going to compromise that integrity with a story that does not check out. Reddit, a source you mentioned haha, not so much.

    The Bombastic Boob in Chief’s boastful ego and lack of knowledge, shared classified information that could very well cost an operative his life. He revealed a location. The Entire intelligence community had to scramble yesterday to fix this. They don’t go to these lengths if nothing was wrong. But long term, the intelligence community will never share information with this brainless boob again. So, then, what is he good for? This will all come to a head soon. Either he will quit, or the GOP, weary from spending more time cleaning up after his series of everyday messes, will take action and impeach him. He is a threat to this nation. A bigger threat than NK, Russia and ISIS all put together.

    • Except the family spokesman is a democrat pr guy?
      Brad Bauman is a political consultant working for Democratic candidates for office and progressive causes.
      Yep, sure he’s objective…and are any current stories citing RECENT family or recycling the old cover-up. Well, the weasel wording doesn’t seem clear yet.

      Meantime, the McMaster presser today outed the WaPo as a distraction to try and burying the further data coming out.

      I swear Jon, if you were a reporter working for me, I’d fire your ass and send you back to dot connecting school.

      While you roll in the swill and toss out names at the CiC as a bombastic boob, wanna bet what his assessment of your demo axe grinding would be?>

      Ain’t no story on McMaster, just the freakin Obama soft coup which is coordinating leaks which Comey was (likely coerced) into not following up on.

      • How dare you say that politics is part of the family’ decision to call this story fake. A family member was killed and whether they be liberal, conservative communist or whatever, it doesn’t matter at that point. They want their sons killer brought to justice. Politics has nothing to do with it. I would like to see what the parents think of a statement like yours. You have really shown your colors here George.

        This type of story by some random local TV station is typical of a hustlers style. The Three Card Monte effect.

        And if I worked for you, I don’t doubt that you would fire me, to protect yourself from looking like a fool because of what I know and what you “think”.

        The story of the classified leak is so muddled. Trump in his infinite stupidity was bragging about how “great our intelligence is” “It’s sooo Great” , “They know everything”

        So, in his braggadocio way, he spilled some beans, because he is an idiot and I am sure the Russians were heaping praise on him, which makes him as stable as warm jelly. Tell Trump how great he is and you will get anything you want.

        The Turkish President was almost embarrassingly praise worthy today, and did you see Trumps face? From bored to happy. The Turks engaged in a manipulative style, I am sure so many world leaders are hoping to line up and try on the BOOB In CHIEF. ( All caps for emphasis George, in case it didn’t register)

      • You tell ’em George! When your piece gets passionate responses like Jon’s you know you’re on the right track! Drain that damn swamp!

      • If Jon is going too keep insulting you and your readers and trying to hijack your blog, you should at least be charging him for the advertising.

    • What struck me as most compelling is how White House staffers are alleged to have immediately notified the CIA and NSA that Trump spilled the beans – internal memos and minutes of the meeting were rewritten to protect the info that Trump disclosed. Everyone was forced to scramble to cover up for Trump’s disclosure.

      Pompeo is supposed to give a debriefing tonight so I’m sure we’ll find out more.

      • HBe can discloser whatever he wants…jeez boyz, he’s the CiC

    • I’m getting weary of reading these insulting and worthless rants. As a policy, I read every word on this site to the best of my ability and available time.

      President Trump, as part of his authority as Commander-in-Chief, has an absolute right to share information as he sees fit, classified or otherwise. He can declassify at will, with or without being explicit about it. ALL executive branch agencies are subordinate to him. Period.

      • If Rubio, Kasich or even Jeb were POTUS, not one person would care about yesterday’s miscue.

        But putting power in the hands of a bombastic, caustic with the double bonus of being a half witted egomaniac, brings different consequences. Not in anyone’s lifetime have we experienced a man so unfit to be in any branch of government than now.

      • No, Jon, not in the lifetime of this blog, which is longer than all Presidencies, have we experienced YOUR bombastic, caustic, with the double bonus of YOU being a half witted egomaniac, trying to bring different consequences to this blog. Not in anyone’s lifetime have we experienced a man so unfit to COMMENT about the President or anyone in any branch of government than now. We get it, you are a recycled slave troll.

      • George – would you please disallow this Jon guy’s posts when he goes off on these partisan rants? It would be good for the site. It appears he’s a political troll that consistently posts only comments aimed at shaking up your readers and generating some kind of twisted and emotionally-ridden responses. But I think it goes deeper…

        Essentially it makes your comments section lose most of its’ intelligent discussion. If we want to read a political wing nut’s writing we can easily go to many other sites and crawl through the comments section – I guess that should read mostly co-opted comment sections these days. Sometimes I suspect that sites that have overwhelming comment section wars may encourage that squabble in order to occasionally get a post that goes viral, and hence more visitors, but I know you’re NOT in that camp.

        It seems these days it’s important to some people to ensure that comment sections conform to their narrative by hijacking threads and forcing the narrative toward what they want discussed only, and how they want to see it framed. It also seems that if they can’t move the focus to their issue or thought pattern, they call in swarms of like-minded commenters that astro-turf the comment section with enough similar comments so as to make it seem that the majority of readers agree with their vision. Your site’s comment section seems to be occasionally targeted by Jon and his cohorts/handlers’ agenda. It’s not an elegant attempt by him, but it does get some readers in an uproar, and based upon what’s been happening around the country for the last 5 or so months, that may be his purpose. Or put another way, anarchy in the streets, reflected in news stories, and reinforced within the comments sections of those stories. I suspect this is part of a plan to maintain some kind of “resistance” that plays out on the streets and in front of cameras whenever possible and is reflected within everything (even touching into the corners of comment sections of every site they can get to freely).

        In short, it’s possible that you’re being used.

      • Just some guy, thank you. We are losing a valuable resource, this comment blog. It used to be filled with amazing insights, tips, tales, great historical family stories, facts, survival sharing, great minds sharing info from around the country and world, and up-to-date information, and now it is the Jon hit man attack wack a troll reality show.

  12. “Trump, as a developer, has a vested interest in a continuation of the shopping mall and mixed retail/residential models….” I thought he was supposed to leave all that behind, put it in a blind trust or whatever, leave all the workings of that to his relatives or trusted business partners, with whom he would not converse about their activities as not to appear or eve be favoring all that in any way. I thought he was supposed to have the bigger, far more complex interests of the USA as his top priorities. It was obvious to me well before the election that he would be unable to turn away from his business interests and making more money for himself and his friends (see, for example, who is paying for his weekend trips [+$3 million each?] and his wife’s stay in New York [+56 million so far?]). I’m surprised that anyone still thinks he ever was serious about even trying to put aside anything that he sees will boost his own ego and fortunes. Sad.

  13. New Flash: The President of the U.S. is the Commander-in-Chief and Chief diplomat. He can unilaterally declassify information or decide to share it with other nations, as Truman did when he shared Manhattan Project nuke specifics with Stalin at Potsdam. Once the president decides to share, there is no ‘leak’ of classified information. It is a ‘sharing’ to further U.S. national interests in accordance with Article II of the U.S. Constitution. This story was nothing more than a WaPo reporter pushing out a hit piece on the President, trying to strengthen the tenuous, alleged ties of his campaign to various Russian election influences. In this growing and ominous ideological war between the defeated and demoralized Obamanistas/Clintonistas and Trump. Citizens beware – our nation is at war with itself.

    • My husband laps up anything anti-trump but every time I look past main stream media (MSM) headlines I have found there is not only definately two sides to the story but that over time the Prez comes out looking remarkably legally clean. Mistakes are made but this is no different than any other administration. No one can function properly under a microscope in a hostile (got ya) work environment. This is not good for the country.

      Bottom line is that laws and trust are being broken, progress hindered and negative emotions stirred. As far as I can see the MSM have a lot to answer for legally and morally.

      • Exactly! All this made up MANIA by the MANIASTREAMPRESSTITUTES! Remind us again how many corporations own 99% of the American news organizations (tv, print, radio, hollyweird, movies, etc.?). IF this isn’t a concerted effort to bring down an administration, I don’t know what is! Oh, surprise, same statistics in the UK and EU, those conglomerate push the agenda, create it, sustain it, milk it, stir it, fire it up, release it over and over in droves, and hardly EVER correct lies, fabrications, misunderstandings, illegal leaks, etc., all drummed up by the corrupt core!