The real scandal is a pile under the rug that is becoming hard to ignore

Schiffting to Phase 2 of Collusion (WSJ via Outline). Kimberley A. Strassel – “There’s been no more reliable regurgitator of fantastical Trump-Russia collusion theories than Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff.

“when the House Intelligence Committee chairman sits down to describe a “new phase” of the Trump investigation, pay attention. These are the fever swamps into which we will descend after Robert Mueller’s probe.

Mr. Schiff has now dictated to Mr. Ignatius a whole new collusion theory. Forget Carter Page, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos—whoever. The real Trump-Russia canoodling rests in “Trump’s finances.” The future president was “doing business with Russia” and “seeking Kremlin help.”

So, no apologies. No acknowledgment that Mr. Schiff & Co. for years have pushed fake stories that accused innocent men and women of being Russian agents. No relieved hope that the country might finally put this behind us. Just a smooth transition—using Russia as a hook—into Mr. Trump’s finances. Mueller who?

What’s mind-boggling is that reporters would continue to take Mr. Schiff seriously, given his extraordinary record of incorrect and misleading pronouncements.

At the start of all the Russia craziness, Mr. Schiff had a choice: maintain the bipartisan integrity of his committee by working with Republicans to find honest answers, or take on the role of resident conspiracy theorist. He chose his path. The rest of us should know better than to follow him.

Real Scandal Of Trump Term Starts To Unravel. Conrad Black – 

“The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating press that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.

The authors, accomplices, and dupes of this attempted overthrow of constitutional government are now well along in reciting their misconduct without embarrassment or remorse …

Large sections of the press colluded with the Democratic campaign and produced the doctrine that anything was justifiable, no matter how dishonest, to destroy the incoming president’s reputation and damage him in public opinion polls to legitimize attempts to remove him from office.

The disgrace of their misconduct is profound and shocking.

Bernie blows his big chance to explain socialism in Venezuela. Monica Showalter – “Bernie Sanders, 77, who’s been defending socialist Venezuela for years, and who’d now like to be our president, has some explaining to do.” The real value of this article is that Showalter does some explaining. Find out what happened to get a better understanding of what socialism really is and why it wreaks havoc on societies.

ISIS bride’s father sues Trump administration to restore terrorist’s passport. Ed Morrissey – this is another Obama mess being remodeled by media interior decorating to make it seem to fit the desired narrative.

Über-IPCC chairman Will Happer may need good bodyguards. Luboš Motl – “Trump has ignored the Paris treaty and similar things but I have felt uneasy because he left the underlying cause of such irrational campaigns, the politicization of science, untouched. … Some good news may change it.

Changing Reality With Words. Victor Davis Hanson – “Suddenly, blizzards, deluges and subzero temperatures meant that typically unpredictable weather was “haywire” because of affluent Westernized lifestyles.” … “Beware of euphemisms. Radical changes in vocabulary are usually admissions that reality is unwelcome or indefensible.

White nationalist arrested on weapons charges. neo – “It all comes down to an old question: how much risk are we willing to accept in order to retain our liberty? We don’t want to be prosecuting thoughtcrime—at least, most of us on the right don’t.” It’s beginning to look like fantasizing in your personal, private diary can be fruit for prosecution if it fits political narrative fantasies. To see the spin rationalizing thoughtcrimes, see WaPo.

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