A method to the Mar-a-Lago break-in madness & UPDATE

August 28, 2022

Contrived raid of Trump’s home was not conducted in a vacuum

U.S. District Judge Aileen Mercedes Cannon, nominated by President Trump to the Southern District of Florida in 2020, has announced her “preliminary intent” to appoint a special master to review documents taken by the FBI during an unauthorized Aug. 8, raid of President Trump’s Florida home. Former First Lady Melania Trump’s personal closet was also ransacked. The family was not in residence at the time of the forced entry.

Trump and his legal team have filed a motion seeking an independent review of the records seized by the FBI during its invasion of Mar-a-Lago, saying the decision to search his private residence just months before the 2022 midterm elections “involved political calculations aimed at diminishing the leading voice in the Republican Party, President Trump.”

That’s known as an undeniable truism.

On Saturday afternoon Judge Cannon wrote in a filing that the decision was made upon the review of Trump’s submissions and “the exceptional circumstances presented,” adding, “Pursuant to Rule 53(b) (1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Court’s inherent authority, and without prejudice to the parties’ objections, the Court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case.”

A hearing is set for Sept.1, at 1:00 p.m. in West Palm Beach, Florida. Judge Cannon also ordered the Justice Department to file a response by Aug. 30, and provide, “under seal,” a “more detailed Receipt for Property specifying all property seized pursuant to the search warrant executed on August 8, 2022.”

The OBiden administration authorized the tyrannical break-in in response to what it claimed to be “a violation of federal laws: 18 USC 793 — gathering, transmitting or losing defense information; 18 USC 2071 — concealment, removal or mutilation; and 18 USC 1519 — destruction, alteration or falsification of records in federal investigations.” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland must be working overtime to come up with these contrivances to politically hobble former President Trump, since the allegation of “gathering, transmitting or losing defense information” fall under the Espionage Act.

The fact that President Trump and his legal experts dispute the classification, stating they believe the information and records have been declassified, is inconsequential. 

For pertinent background concerning this effort to permanently marginalize former President Trump, read, “What Released Affidavit Reveals About FBI’s Mar-a-Lago Raid,” at The Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal. Zack Smith and John G. Malcolm’s legal credentials add heft to this excellent report.

UPDATE:

This morning August 29, 2022 Fox News reports, FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago: 5 things the redacted affidavit reveals.


Revolting back story to judge authorizing raid on Trump’s home

August 11, 2022

Partisan Reinhart should have recused himself.

Bruce Reinhart, the U.S. Magistrate Judge who signed the warrant authorizing the reprehensible FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home, is far from a neutral party in these contemptible proceedings. He was not, however, appointed to his post by President Trump, as is being reported.

Although Reinhart was sworn in as United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida on March 14, 2018, while Trump was president, Trump had no oversight in his appointment. Unlike U.S. district judges, who are nominated by the president and confirmed by the United States Senate for lifetime tenure, magistrate judges are appointed by a majority vote of the federal district judges of a particular district and serve limited terms. Reinhart is tenth in the line of seniority and the only magistrate on this list lacking a link.

Hardly a disinterested citizen, political partisan Reinhart donated thousands of dollars to former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and his victory fund in 2008. He also donated to political opponents of Donald Trump during the 2016 election, including $500 to Jeb Bush.

In one of Reinhart’s online posts, he praised former congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis by quoting Robert Reich who said, “Donald Trump doesn’t have the moral stature to kiss John Lewis’s feet.”

Reinhart also betrayed his disdain for Trump by revealing that he tried to ‘ignore’ the then president elect’s tweets.

President Trump’s statement can be read here.

Bruce Reinhart defended Lois Lerner who deleted two years of emails during the IRS scandal that resulted in her resignation. Lerner, an IRS honcho, purposely targeted conservative groups challenging their applications for tax exempt status.


Christian Lamar exemplifies downside of endorsing unknown candidates

July 14, 2022

Before announcing his candidacy as a Republican, Lamar was registered as a PND: “Party Not Designated”

Regular readers of Seeing Red AZ are keenly aware the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper doesn’t rank high on our integrity scale. This headlined article, “Candidate for Arizona House of Representatives was convicted of striking ex-fiancé,” is an exception. Since it’s identified as for subscribers, the link might not open. A few sentences excerpted directly from the report provide the thrust of the coverage:

“Christian Lamar, 37, is one of four Republicans seeking the nomination for the House in Legislative District 2. He was convicted of assault against his then-fiancé in Phoenix in 2015. Both were intoxicated.

The next month the Phoenix Municipal Court convicted him, stating that “the defendant intentionally or knowingly caused physical injury to another, a Class 1 misdemeanor” in violation of the law.

He was fined; served one day in jail with four days suspended and was ordered to serve 11 months of probation. He also had to undergo counseling, enroll in a screening program and was barred from having any contact, invited or not, with the victim, nor “harm, threaten or harass” his ex-fiancé.” 

Not chastised enough, Lamar couldn’t control himself.

“He also filed a civil rights lawsuit against the officer on duty that night, the Phoenix Police Department, the city of Phoenix and others, claiming his civil rights were violated by the arrest. He sought $7 million in damages, though the case was dismissed by a federal judge. In yet another lawsuit, he claimed his 5th and 14th Amendment rights were violated. Lamar alleged “the investigation was maliciously turned against him due to his race and gender.”

These current candidates generously gave Lamar their endorsement, which, at this point, are still on his campaign website…where he prioritizes his “donate” page. The question is, how much longer will they remain?


Repeating a lie doesn’t make it true

July 5, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court did not outlaw abortions. The justices, in a 5-4 decision, voted to send the matter back to the states, for their own legislatures to individually decide. Fifty states will not all walk in lockstep. Democrats, however, fearing a massive loss in the midterm elections in a backlash vote to Biden’s irresponsible actions and onerous inflation that is having an excruciating effect on Americans, are using abortion to bolster their candidates. Protesting crowds of leftists are easily activated. They come equipped with signs, slogans and super-size quantities of rage. It’s become a career for hordes of them. The issue is of less consequence than the ability to amass, harass and engage in destruction.

Imagine campaigning on dead babies.

“The Constitution does not mention abortion. Further, there is no such built-in right in the Constitution as part of the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment guarantees certain rights not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution, but any such right must be well rooted in the nation’s history and customs. It is time to give the Constitution its priority, and return the issue to elected officials,” jointly wrote the affirming justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.

In fact, the justices said that although various rights can be found in the American Constitution that are not explicitly written, the right to abortion is not one of them, because it was not “deeply rooted” in American existence when the Constitution was written in the 18th century.

“The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion. The authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” states the majority opinion.

We should all rejoice in those rational words.

They logically counter the latest outrageous trend being embraced by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, and the radical ACLU — using the issue to fund raise — which contend that bisexual, transgender, non-binary men can become pregnant and need abortions.

We are living in a world where absurdities and deceit have replaced medical facts and rational thinking.


Why Mark Finchem deserves your vote for AZ Secretary of State

June 29, 2022

Today we take our readers directly to Gateway Pundit to read a timely report by Jordan Conradson, titled: “State Rep. Mark Finchem Calls On The Attorney General’s Office To Investigate Democrat Adrian “Fast and Furious” Fontes And Others Involved In The June 24th AZ Riot & Insurrection.”

Read Mark Finchem’s recent statement regarding the US Supreme Court’s decision to return Roe v. Wade to the states, which includes his news release.

Arizona does not have a lieutenant governor. Our line of ascension is the secretary of state. Who better in this important position than constitutional conservative State Rep. Mark Finchem?


SCOTUS decision monumental win for Second Amendment

June 24, 2022

Trump’s legacy: Seating three conservative justices on US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that placed strict restrictions on carrying concealed firearms in public for self defense, finding its requirement that applicants seeking a license to carry a concealed handgun demonstrate a “proper cause” to do so in public is unconstitutional.

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision upholding New York’s 108-year-old law limiting who can obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. Opponents of the measure warned that a ruling from the high court invalidating the restrictions could threaten gun limitations in several states and lead to more firearms on city streets.

Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the majority opinion, writing that New York’s “proper-cause requirement” prevented law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) addresses the victory, calling it “the most significant Second Amendment ruling in more than a decade.” Jason Ouimet, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president discuss the ruling and the role the NRA has played to bring about these triumphs on behalf of law abiding citizens.  If you’re not already a member, JOIN! The NRA has been reliable stalwart in protecting our rights.


Intimidation of US Supreme Court Justices OKed by 27 congressional dems

June 15, 2022

In the wake of death threats to Justice Kavanaugh and his family, the U.S. House followed the Senate in passing in passing S. 4160 Tuesday. It amends title 40, United States Code, to grant the Supreme Court of the United States security-related authorities equivalent to the legislative and executive branches.

Although the bill is a rational step in view of the current harassment of justices — picketing in their front yards and blocking their streets with cars, making egress and ingress for individual justices and their neighbors impossible — the bill was not signed onto by 27 members of Congress, significant for all being democrats.

Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-OH; Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-NY; Rep. Cori Bush, D-MO; Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-TX; Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.; Rep. Chuy Garcia, D-Ill.; Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-TX; Rep. Joshua Gottheimer, D-NJ; Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ; Rep. Steven Horsford, D-NV; Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-WA;. Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-MI; Rep. Barbara Lee, D-CA; Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-NJ; Rep. Marie Newman, D-IL; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY; Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ; Rep. Donald Payne, D-NJ; Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO;. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Ma; Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-NJ; Rep. Albio Sires, D-NJ; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-MI; Rep. Norma Torres, D-CA; Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-NY; Rep. Maxine Waters, D-CA; and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-NJ.

The lone Arizona congressional dissenting vote was Raul Grijalva, notable for his far leftwing skew, showing up for work drunk and paying a resigning staffer nearly $50,000 of taxpayer funds in an effort to keep her mouth shut about his chronic impairment.

We’ve written about Raul Grijalva on numerous occasions. For a reminder, read this 2010 report titled, “The real Raul Grijalva: At war with Arizona citizens.”

Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Texas held primaries yesterday. A spectacular flip occurred in Texas. Republican Mayra Flores won a special election in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, flipping a House seat after Rep. Filemon Vela, who held the seat for nearly 10 years, resigned in March. Flores had 51% of the vote to democrat candidate Dan Sanchez’ 43% when the AP called the race last night.


Desperate dems seek to upend SCOTUS as diversion from their own failures

May 10, 2022

Biden’s handlers downplay, divert from economic crisis as midterm elections loom

The ginned up mobs threatening U.S. Supreme Court justices at their private residences and their venerated workplace are not serendipitous. Chief Justice John Roberts issued this press release explaining the driving force behind the unprecedented harassment. It is the result of a leaked draft document written by Justice Samuel Alito — his own opinion on Roe v. Wade, which has no independent legal standing — has been intentionally blown out of proportion to divert attention from the myriad actual failures of the Biden administration.

Established by the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court was created with the passage of the Judiciary Act of 1789. The respected institution is the foundation of our democracy.

Suddenly, it has become a political football being kicked around by democrats desperate to divert attention from the worst economy in decades. Americans are besieged by shortages of basics such as food, housing, gas, and even vanishing baby formula — accompanying continually soaring prices, leaving Americans stunned, irate and alarmed.

Democrats facing the midterm elections are rightfully fearful of sweeping losses as the economy and now the stock market is in an epic fail. On Monday, gold dropped $27. This morning Barron’s Financial News runs this lethal headline, “The S&P 500 Has Gotten Crushed. It Could Drop Another 14%.”

According to the deep thinkers in the democrat party, the best way to skirt the problems that plague them is to employ the classic magic sleight of hand trickery of “Look here, not there,” deflection as they attempt to blame all of their failures on Republicans. The desperate scheme is not gaining traction among Americans who are unable to escape the daily reality of Bidenflation. The facts of President Trump’s Unprecedented Economic Boom stand in stark contrast.


U.S. Supreme Court under fire by conservative-hating dems

May 7, 2022

The brilliance of Victor Davis Hanson shines with his recent commentary titled, “Losing the People? Then Change the Rules.”

He focuses on the political left’s desire to facilitate its agenda by increasing the size of the U.S. Supreme Court, turning historical precedent on its ear in order to upend the Republican majority, the last three of whom — Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — were nominated by President Donald Trump, a sure-fire rankler to the left.

The fact that the most recent Supreme Court appointee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was a Biden administration pick is of no consequence. They want total control as a previous democrat Pres. Franklin Roosevelt tried and failed to grab by a court-packing scheme in 1937.*

Historical information on the court from its inception through the present, including pictures and bios (linked under the names of the justices) can be seen here.

* History.com


Greater agenda behind leaked Supreme Court document

May 5, 2022

Much speculation has surrounded the recent news of what has been called the Roe v. Wade leaker, a person — likely a law clerk — with a left-wing agenda, who calculatingly made public a draft copy of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion that has resulted in wild protests across the United States.

This is less about abortion than it is about diverting attention from the dismal Biden presidency marked by unparallel inflation and a calamitous illegal invasion to which the dems turn a blind eye, viewing those who disregard our national border as a bolstered democrat voting bloc.

Democrats have been despondent over Biden’s plunging poll numbers. His weakness on the economy, energy, the violent crime surge, foreign policy, the border crisis, COVID-19 mandates and referring to parents who protest Critical Race Theory and transgenderism being taught to their children as “domestic terrorists,” none of which carry majority support.

This diversion scheme is intended to ward off what increasingly appear to be major losses in the upcoming elections. Real Clear Politics aggregated polling numbers are the worst ever, with 62.8% of Americans stating the country is headed in the wrong direction. Only 29.4% of respondents said we are heading in the right direction.

Now the focus has shiftily shifted to the issue of abortion with rioting mobs assembling across the breadth of the nation, declaring the right to murder pre-born human babies at any time before birth is a justifiable right. The left preposterously calls it “health care.”

This intentionally constructed mob-related frenzy threatening the justice’s safety resulted in a “non-scalable” security fence being erected around the Supreme Court building as the Department of Justice and the FBI are in pursuit of the leaker who put this calamity in motion to provoke the radical base to fend off a likely dem disaster in the November midterm elections.

Read this explanatory May 3, 2022 press release from the office of Chief Justice John Roberts.

The purposeful leak is consistent with the leftist assault on the Supreme Court that has increasingly intensified. Democrats have been enraged ever since former presidents George W. Bush and especially Donald Trump’s appointees solidified a conservative majority. Bush appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito. Donald Trump appointed Justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to the nine-member Court.

Unlike Biden, neither of them announced that only applicants of a particular gender and ethnicity need apply.