RUSH: “Investigating Donald Trump, FBI Sees No Clear Link to Russia.” It’s on page 21, but it’s there. “Investigating Donald Trump, FBI Sees No Clear Link to Russia,” to the KGB. The New York Times reports it independently as well. On the front page of the New York Times, do you know what the headline is? I’m gonna read to you this headline verbatim: “Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method to Avoid Paying Taxes.” So the front page of the New York Times above the fold is a story that Trump legally used the tax code in paying his taxes back in 1992. “Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious…” What do you mean “legally dubious”?
Why is it dubious? If it’s legal, what do you mean dubious? It wasn’t a “loophole.” If it’s a law, it’s a law. There aren’t any loopholes in the tax code. What they are trying to tell you a loophole is that you have people that write the tax law, which is the House Ways and Means Committee and other committees in the House. They write the tax law, and then what they want you to think a loophole is that some rich guy somewhere has had a battery of lawyers go through the tax code and find ways to beat the law and illegally not pay taxes that they should be paying.
And they call those “loopholes,” as though people who write the tax laws enable illegal activity.
Well, folks, that’s not what a loophole is. There are no loopholes! You use the tax law as it’s written, and if it results in you not paying any taxes, there hasn’t been any loophole, and there’s nothing dubious. You’re following the law. Legally means follow the law. Donald Trump used a lawful method to avoid paying taxes, but they throw the word “dubious” in there. That’s not much, folks. That’s not much. That’s not a headline: “Donald Trump Breaks Law in Avoiding Paying Taxes.” That’s not what the headline says. Now, some low-information people on the Upper West Side, they might interpret it that way, but it’s not what it says.
RUSH: New York Post: “Hillary Already Planning Her Giant Victory Celebration — Law enforcement officials and the FDNY have been told to prepare for a barge-launched pyrotechnic display off Manhattan’s Javits Center, where Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine will join their supporters for the Nov. 8 vote count, sources said.
“The FDNY memo ordering its Marine 1 company to provide stand-by protection for the fireworks show was sent out Friday — the same day FBI Director James Comey alerted Congress that agents would check to see if the new emails contained any classified information. … A retired firefighter said the FDNY’ s ‘rank and file is outraged they are being forced to do political work. This will make it seem like the firefighters endorsed Hillary,’ the source said. The only fire-related union to back a candidate is the Fire Marshals Benevolent Association, which endorsed Trump.”
Okay, so Hillary already planning her victory celebration in New York on a barge with fireworks at 9:30 next Tuesday night. That’s the kind of stuff — I mean, look, you can go ahead and plan it, but to report it, that’s the kind of stuff that comes back and bites you. Can I give you an analogy of this? I forget the year, but it’s early 2000s, and in fact it might have been Tom Brady’s first year as quarterback of the Patriots after Drew Bledsoe got hurt.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots are playing in the championship game in Pittsburgh. And there’s only one week this year celebrating the championship games and the Super Bowl, not the traditional two weeks. I may have the teams — I think the Patriots were told by their coach, Bill Belichick, that the Steelers already think they’ve won the game. They’re already making hotel revelation plans and ticket plans for their families at the Super Bowl.
They’re not even concerned about the game. They’ve already won the game in their minds, Belichick told the Patriots. They’ve already won the game, you guys are just incidental. They’re already planning for their families and their friends to go to the parties, to get hotel revelations, tickets to the game, and that fired up the Patriots players, and they skunked the Steelers in the championship game that year.
Now, the fact of the matter is both teams were doing that, with only one week, both teams in the championship game are making plans for getting their families to the site of the Super Bowl, but Belichick, psychologically, told his team that the Steelers were doing it to such a degree that they weren’t even worried about the game, and it fired ’em pick up. It made ’em think that they were underdogs and forgotten and a road team to begin with. And any time something like that happens elsewhere, I always remember that.
So here we’ve got the news that Hillary is already planning with Tim Kaine, their fireworks celebration next Tuesday night on a barge off the Javits center. They’ve already won this. Now, look, both campaigns are making victory night celebration plans. That’s not the point. The point is you don’t go out there and start bragging about it before its happened. There’s nothing good that can come of this. Only bad can happen from this, karma-wise, any other wise, and Hillary’s out there doing it.
RUSH: In another story, U.K. Daily Mail: “Hillary Clinton Staffers Knew FIVE YEARS AGO That [Anthony] Weiner Was Talking to Underage Girl,” that he was sexting, “But Did Nothing About It — Hillary Clinton’s staffers knew as early as 2011 that Anthony Weiner had been messaging an underage girl, but they did nothing about it, according to WikiLeaks emails published Monday.
“John Podesta – now chair of Clinton’s presidential campaign — and Neera Tanden, another adviser, were forwarded news of an investigation into Weiner’s online contact with a 17-year-old Delaware high school student by Jennifer Palmieri, the current campaign communications director, in June 2011,” and they did nothing about it. Huma’s boyfriend… I don’t know how long they been married. Huma’s boyfriend or husband, whatever, was sexting with a 17-year-old, the Hillary campaign knew it at the time he was married to Huma, “who is now at the center of fresh FBI investigation,” buh, buh, buh, buh.
“The email detailed lurid claims of private messages to an underage girl being investigated by police — and was met with the response ‘oof’ by Podesta,” meaning they didn’t do anything about it.
RUSH: A piece by A.B. Stoddard, formerly of TheHill.com, now at Real Clear Politics: “Clinton Owns It All,” meaning all of this is her fault. Don’t try to blame it on Comey or anybody else.
RUSH: Do you remember George Lakoff (rhymes with)? His divorced wife, a 74-year-old woman named Robin has a piece in TIME Magazine: “Hillary Clinton’s Emailgate Is an Attack on All Women,” and I get blamed in this. I’m gonna share this with you exin half hour. It’s a riot. It’s hilarious, and I think it shows the depths to which they’ve sunk to try to explain things.
RUSH: I mentioned Robin Lakoff, the divorced wife of George Lakoff (rhymes with), who was a linguistics specialist for the Democrats, gave them the words they should use. This babe has weighed in an article in TIME magazine on how Hillary ought to go about dealing with her opposition. She’s a professor of linguistics at California Berkeley, the author of Language and Woman’s Place. And she said: “It’s not about emails; it’s about public communication by a woman.”
“The people are demanding Clinton act like moral exemplars, thundering from the pulpit like Jonathan Edwards or Cotton Mather. But Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and their many conservative friends are not remotely Clinton’s moral superiors. They are simply bullies, using gender discrimination to give a veneer of plausibility to their accusations.”
So we oppose Hillary ’cause she’s out of place. She’s a woman and she needs to be in the kitchen and barefoot and pregnant — envision that if you can — that’s what this woman says. She’s a loon. She’s 74 years old. She’s George Lakoff’s divorced wife, and she’s obviously touched. That Hillary is in trouble because she speaks bitch. (interruption) Speaks bitch? Well, what that means is that misogynists don’t like a woman who speaks her mind, a nag, and that’s what Hillary is, and she’s a gotta be shut up for that reason. It’s totally sexism.
Hillary’s not in trouble for anything she did breaking the law, emails or whatever. It’s a bunch of bullies who don’t want Hillary to have power because she’s a woman. That’s what this babe thinks and she’s advising the Hillary campaign on how to deal with this. I hope they listen to her.
RUSH: The FBI has pulled the hard drive out of that laptop. They’ve pulled the hard drive from the Huma and Anthony Weiner hard drive, for the purpose of examining Huma’s work emails. There are Huma Abedin work emails on that laptop, after she had told everybody she had turned over everything. So that’s the red flag here. So they have pulled the hard drive. That is one thing.
RUSH: Obama was on a TV show called… You Wouldn’t Want to See Me Full Frontal by Samantha Bee? Isn’t that the name of the show? You Wouldn’t Want to See Me Full Frontal by Samantha Bee? (interruption) Oh, “Full Frontal”? Yeah, but it must be You Wouldn’t Want to See Me Full Frontal by Samantha Bee? Anyway, Obama was on that show. You know what he said? If Hillary is elected, people are gonna learn and describe her as “moody.” Now, why in the world…? That’s not an endorsement.
So what he’s actually saying is that if she wins they’re gonna describe her as constantly on her period. That’s what he’s saying. Meaning (impression): “Just like they were telling me I wasn’t born here, they wouldn’t let the birther thing go, they’re gonna talk Hillary constantly whining and moaning and being moody,” meaning she’s on her… Okay, fine. It’s still not an endorsement. I mean, of all things when you’re on You Wouldn’t Want to See Me Full Frontal by Samantha Bee why wouldn’t you say, “Oh, yes, Hillary’s going to be great! When Hillary’s elected, she’s gonna just continue sticking it to ’em like I have, instead of saying, ‘Nah, people are gonna call her moody.'”