I’m Not Making This Up, You Know

Mexico has been unable or unwilling (or some of each) to enforce its own immigration laws at its southern border, and one result has been a spike in the influx of illegal immigration passing through to the U. S. Donald Trump threatened to use his authority to apply a tariff on Mexican goods unless Mexico began acting responsibly with regard to illegal migration.

At the last minute, Mexico gave Trump what he wanted, and Trump has placed the tariff proposal on hold.

Of course, the senator’s actual prediction was more along the lines of the President caving in to Congressional pressure after Mexico failed to agree to acceptable terms.

Some New Yorkers are better deal makers than others.

Scorched Earth

RealClearInvestigations has a long post up titled ‘Scorched Earth’: Mueller’s Targets Speak Out. Witnesses and targets of the Special Counsel’s investigation agreed to speak with RealClearInvestigations because they are no longer in legal jeopardy. One was Art Moore, an editor for WND dot com. Moore describes being interview by a pair of FBI agents—

“They were clearly on a fishing expedition,” Moore said, recounting the incident to RealClearInvestigations publicly for the first time.

“They seemed desperate to find something to hang onto the narrative” of Russian collusion, he said.

The RCI piece presents details from interviews with Moore, Jerome Corsi, Jason Fishbein, Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Sam Patten, Michale Ledeen, and Joseph Schmitz. These witnesses find it beyond ironic that some Democrats are now complaining that Mueller didn’t do enough to find incriminating evidence against Trump. They’ve spoken out because they want the public to understand the toll Mueller’s probe has taken on their lives.

It’s a long post. Read the whole thing.