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TGIF – November 30,2018

November 30, 2018

Mueller probe fatigue

The question of the week is when will the Mueller probe going to be over.

The simplest answer?

When he has successfully completed his assignment, which appears to have been to get rid of Donald Trump as President.

Since running Trump down with a truck after he upset the Clinton applecart was somewhat too obvious even for his enemies, the “collusion” investigation became the next best thing.

Now we have Michael Cohen who conveniently remembered  (purportedly after 70 hours of  “interviews”) yesterday that he lied to Congress.

Americans are beyond tired of the Mueller probe.  Even the most casual observers now feel that this is a partisan crime-hunting exercise.

Wouldn’t you love to hear a defense attorney question Cohen on the stand?  “Mr. Cohen, you have repeatedly confessed to lying, in exchange for sentencing leniency.  Why should we believe you now?”

Shades of Perry Mason.

Flake carries out threat.

Jeff Flake, or as some people call him, Senator Turncoat, carried out his threat to block 18  Senate judicial confirmation votes until his “Cover Mueller’s ass” bill was brought to a vote.

Perhaps McConnell should just put all the confirmation votes on hold until January, and go ahead with the other pressing things until Flake is gone. It isn’t as though Congress has nothing else to do in its remaining 10 or 11 days in session.

The truth about 19th century immigration.

The current gnashing of teeth over the caravan almost always includes someone whining about the “immigrants” having to present themselves at ports of entry to claim asylum.

Imagine how they’d screech if they could only go to one place to apply for entrance.

However, that’s exactly how it was during the late 19th and early 20th century.

History.com offers this tidbit:

“After an arduous sea voyage, immigrants arriving at Ellis Island were tagged with information from their ship’s registry; they then waited on long lines for medical and legal inspections to determine if they were fit for entry into the United States.” (Underline emphasis added.)

That’s right, they had to report to Ellis Island to get in, and furthermore, if they were ill, they were denied entry. In other words, they were screened.

They didn’t get to just walk in. Horrors!

Of course we admitted far fewer people then. From its inception in 1892 to its closure in 1954, Ellis Island is reported to have admitted some 2.3 million people, about as many as are legally admitted in 2.5 years now.

The left hopes you don’t know things like this, but the history of the past informs the vision of the future.

 

From → op-ed

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