The Brew: Trump Wants to Help Lower the Heat

By Al Perrotta Published on August 16, 2022

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s Brew is boiling over. Plus a new Stream poll!

Trump Contacts DOJ, Offering to Help ‘Lower the Heat’

Former President Trump told Fox News Monday he has reached out to the Department of Justice offering whatever he can to “help the country” in the wake of the outrage over the raid of his home. Trump says we are in a “dangerous time,” and the “temperature has to be brought down.”

“The country is in a very dangerous position,” he said. “There is tremendous anger, like I’ve never seen before, over all of the scams, and this new one — years of scams and witch hunts, and now this.”

“There has never been a time like this where law enforcement has been used to break into the house of a former president of the United States, and there is tremendous anger in the country — at a level that has never been seen before, other than during very perilous times.”

“If there is anything we can do to help, I, and my people, would certainly be willing to do that.”

The DOJ has not responded.

Perhaps Trump can hold/host a prayer vigil for the nation from Mar-a-Lago. If only he knew faith leaders who could help him with that.

 

President Donald J. Trump participates in a prayer with African American Leaders and Pastor Paula White Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Scott Adams has framed the situation beautifully.

Stopping the Former President From Leaving the Country?

Trump also revealed Monday that the FBI took three of his passports in what he calls an “assault on a political opponent.” Are you surprised?

The DOJ also rejected requests to release the underlying affidavits behind the warrants, saying it would impede their “criminal investigation.” What’s the problem? Why do you want to know what the Feds told the judge? It’s not like this same FBI and DOJ lied to judges before to secure warrants to go after Trump in 2016.

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Ask Peter Strzok, the FBI counter-terrorism honcho who made sure Hillary walked and Trump was spied on, who could “smell” the Trump voters at Walmart, who assured his lover Lisa Page that the “insurance policy” they’d worked out in Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s office in 2016 would keep Trump from the presidency. That “we won’t allow” Trump to become president.

He told MSNBC viewers to “Trust what the FBI is doing.”

Stream Twitter Poll Results

We took a poll last week asking, “Which day do you think will ultimately have a bigger impact on America?” January 6 (Capitol Riot) or August 8 (Mar-a-Lago Raid).

How did you respond? 91% said August 8. Just 9% said the Capitol Riot.

We’ve got a hot new poll for you on our Facebook page.

Should the FBI be …

  1. Abolished, then replaced. (Start anew.)
  2. Overhauled and reformed.
  3. Nothing’s wrong with the FBI that a little more oversight and accountability can’t fix.

Go share your vote and thoughts!

Headlines Make Your Head Twist:

“Six Days Later, President Biden Still Has Not Received a Briefing on FBI’s Raid on Trump.”

But don’t worry. The White House Easter Bunny is fully up to speed.

Biden’s hanging out on a secluded South Carolina island in the $20 million mansion of one of his donors. Remember the grief Trump would get when he’d just take a few hours to play golf at one of his own courses?

I know, we’re just being snarky. We don’t begrudge the president taking a vacation. All those trips to Delaware can wear out a guy.

“Monkeypox May Get a New Name to Curb Stigma”

Has anyone heard any monkeys complain? Curious George leading a celebrity protest campaign?

“CBS Pushes Study That Blames Climate Change For Rising Childhood Obesity Rates”

“The temperature’s up a quarter of a degree, Mommy. Can I have a Big Mac?”

The study published in the journal Temperature holds that hotter temperatures have made kids “more inactive and more obese.” Really? It has nothing to do with junk food and smart phones and video games and kids not being able to run around the neighborhood without Child Protective Services being called?

Joe Biden’s ‘Not Running’ Says Dem Congresswoman When She Thought She Was Off-the-Record

Joe Biden won’t be running. At least that’s what Rep. Carolyn Maloney told the New York Times during a conversation with its Editorial Board. When asked if Biden should run again, Maloney said “off the record, he’s not running.” Maloney was informed the conversation was on the record. Suddenly it was, “Uh, he shouldn’t run again.”

Don’t Look Now, but It Seems the 2024 Campaign is Underway

Already with the Trump parades?

Along The Stream

Stream contributor and former airline pilot Nolan Lewallen returns with a 30,000-foot view of our current political crisis in “How Should WeChristians Respond to the ‘Banana Republic’ Aggression at Mar-a-Lago?

And, in case you missed it, here’s yesterday’s Second Serving of the Brew.

 

Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at GETTR, Gab, Parler, and now at TRUTH Social.

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