RUSH: Do you know that none, none of the three networks, nightly newscasts even touched on the Donna Brazile DNC story? They did not even mention it. ABC, CBS, NBC didn’t mention it. Likewise, this overwhelmingly great economic news is being barely touched on by the Drive-By Media. And when it is reported, they’re downplaying it. As though it’s a ho-hummer and a no-big-dealer. And it has never been more obvious that everything is backfiring on these people.
By the way, folks, I have to be honest with you about something. I mean, I always am, but I kind of feel a little frustrated here. I get up and I do show prep today, I’m watching all these people on the cable news networks just going gaga off the fact that Democrats rigged the primary for Crooked Hillary. I mean, well, she rigged it. How long, Snerdley, have we been telling people this happened? Since at least the primary. We knew this was rigged, Bernie Sanders during the primaries, and it had nothing to do with the way the delegates were being apportioned after each primary.
We knew the DNC computers were hacked, and we knew the DNC, Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz would not let the FBI look at them. We knew that this outfit CrowdStrike was hired, and then we had the monkey business going on with Fusion GPS. And for over a year we have been stating — and not even as though it’s big news anymore. It’s factual that the Democrat primary was rigged by Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz and Hillary Clinton. If you want some other evidence, do you remember all the debates?
You don’t, do you? There were some debates. Do you remember when they were televised? Saturday night televised Democrat candidate debates. And you had Martin O’Malley who was in there as a placeholder, was never gonna go anywhere. Jim Webb, it took him about two weeks to realize he’s not even a Democrat anymore. And he gets out of there. And it’s just Bernie Sanders and Hillary. But nobody’s watching these debates ’cause Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz has ’em scheduled at a time when television viewing is way, way down.
So, anyway, it’s a mixture of emotions to watch these people react like it’s shocking news even though you have been privy to this news for a year. Now, I realize — this is a teachable moment, though, folks. I realize that during most of this past year, I didn’t have hard, factual evidence like the Donna Brazile book confirming it. I was using intelligence guided by experience, combined with my knowledge of the Clintons and my knowledge and awareness of how the Democrat Party acts and behaves and my knowledge of Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz.
It was patently obvious to anybody with any skill or powers of observation that that whole Democrat primary was rigged, and we could tell you why. It was rigged because Hillary had been shafted by Obama in 2008. This was her turn, and she had made sure. She got her own babe in there running the committee, and she gonna make sure that whatever challengers popped up like Obama did, that they weren’t gonna go anywhere because the rules were written to basically confirm her or anoint her. It was patently obvious.
So today, I’m watching Fox and they have a highlight or a video take from Jake Tapper yesterday, who was interviewing Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren. And he just asked her point-blank, “So you think the Democrat primary was rigged?” And she paused for a brief second and said, “Yes” and stared at the camera like, “oh, my gosh, what did I just admit?” She was scared. She was frightened. And then her facial expression changed to defiant.
Meanwhile, Jake Tapper’s face, I mean, I thought I was looking at Kevin Spacey for a second there, his face got so sad and so long.
RUSH: The president is livid in a series of tweets expressing his frustration that he doesn’t really run the Justice Department, and he doesn’t understand why, because he thinks there’s some obvious things they should be investigating and he doesn’t know if they are. He thinks they should be, and he thinks he ought to be able to tell ’em to.
But he can’t because the swamp says presidents can’t run the DOJ like that even though the DOJ is part of the executive branch. The president is saying (summarized), “With Donna Brazile’s revelations that Crooked Hillary rigged the primary and cheated Crazy Bernie — who I would have preferred to run against even though I would have still won. But I think Crazy Bernie got shafted. Hillary cheated, took over the DNC. Where’s the investigation of that? Where’s the investigation of her emails? Where’s the investigation of Podesta? Where’s the investigation of Uranium One?
“What is the Justice Department doing? They’re looking into a dossier that was fake and phony that I had nothing to do with, and they’re wasting all this time and all this money,” and he knows what they’re doing. They’re trying to build a case to try to impeach him, and he’s wondering if the DOJ is looking at obvious criminal activity on the left. Now, the reaction to this is predictably partisan. On the left, you have a bunch of swamp figures saying, “This is unseemly! No president should be trying to corrupt and compromise the Justice Department this way by publicly tweeting what he thinks they ought to be doing.”
Well, you swamp creatures had better understand something real fast. This is why Trump’s president. This is why Trump was elected. He simply is reflecting the thinking of millions of Americans. “What is going on?” All of these allegations that Trump colluded with Russia and there isn’t any evidence. Yet now we know — Donna Brazile has admitted — that Hillary Clinton took over the Democrat Party the rig the Democrat Party primaries a year before the Democrat primaries had determined the nominee. She did it with the aid of Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz.
She took over the fund-raising operation and basically co-opted most of the money for her campaign and gave little, if any, back to the actual Democrat National Committee. And since she controlled it, she put them on a budget limiting the amount of money they could spend for other party causes. She turned every Democrat operation to her benefit. The Democratic National Committee, because she took it over, actually became a de facto Clinton organization. On top of that, you’ve got the Podesta emails. You’ve got the Democratic National Committee computer and the networks, the hacking that went on.
Uranium One! The Podestas and whatever they might have been into. Trump is exactly right: “Where are the investigations?” Now, there might be. I mean, Mueller might be swerving in that direction. Nobody knows. Not very many people think that he will. Most people think that Mueller is there to protect and cover up whatever went on on the Democrat side because, remember: Nobody thought Hillary was gonna lose. None of these people thought Hillary Clinton had a chance of losing. None of them thought Trump had a ghost’s chance in hell of winning.
Now that Trump did, and now that Trump runs the DOJ — and that’s why he’s tweeting his frustration here — they have to move fast to try to make sure whatever went on doesn’t get revealed. But Donna Brazile has kind of blown that one sky-high with her book. Donna Brazile is admitting that Hillary Clinton took over while she writes that she had nothing to do with it and she was terribly disturbed by it. So while she’s throwing Hillary overboard — and, by the way, there’s another point here, folks.
Do you remember, those of you who have been here a long time…? I have been amazed and have stated so since the middle of the Clinton terms how there has never been a single act of disloyalty among anybody in the Clinton orbit. There has never been a tell-all book. There has never been a traitor go on TV and describe what really was going on the Clinton White House. We’ve had a couple Secret Service agents and FBI agents try, but they have been mocked and laughed at by the Drive-By Media and their reports basically went nowhere.
The point is with practically every other administration, malcontents within it always go public with the dirty laundry, and nobody has. Nobody. Since the Clintons took office in 1993, there has not been a single act of what you would call disloyalty — until yesterday. Until this week when Donna Brazile allowed The Politico to publish a chapter of her upcoming book that blows the lid on the operation the Clintons mounted to take over the Democrat National Committee to secure for Hillary the nomination and to rig it against Crazy Bernie.
And she’s not just stopping as that. She’s raising questions about maybe money laundering the Clintons engaged in in terms of running the Democrat National Committee fundraising operation. There’s yet another Brazile revelation that the Drive-Bys are ignoring entirely, and that is her claim that Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz did not tell the Democrat National Committee leadership about the hacking of the emails and the Democrat National Committee computers until two months after it happened, which is astonishing!
She runs the Democrat National Committee; their computer network gets hacked. She refuses to let the FBI forensically examine them, instead hires an out of the named CrowdStrike which we now know is related to and does similar things to Fusion GPS (or at least they’re in the same orb), and that New York law firm, Perkins Coie. Now we learn she didn’t tell board members and other officers of the Democrat National Committee for two months that the hack had taken place! I mean, it’s mind-boggling. Instead, she put Marc Elias and Perkins Coie in charge of everything, and Marc Elias and Perkins hired CrowdStrike.
Marc Elias is the guy who has admitted lying for a full year about the Trump dossier! He was lying for a full year over the fact that Hillary and Perkins Coie paid for it. So Brazile has let go with another bombshell today, that the law firm that bought and paid for (with Clinton and Democrat National Committee money) the Trump dossier, also was hired to deal with the hack of the Democrat National Committee networks. Donors were not told; officers of the Democrat National Committee were not told. I mean, it was…
Everything was being done in the dark to keep other power players in the Democrat National Committee out of the loop. They didn’t go to the FBI, as any sane person would have done under the circumstances. If you’re the Democrat National Committee and your computer networks get hacked and you’ve got Hillary Clinton running the show — Hillary Clinton has taken over the party — if you’re Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz, you know this. You know that Hillary has taken care over. You know you’ve got a rigged primary going on against Bernie Sanders.
All of a sudden, your computer network is hacked. No wonder you don’t want anybody to find out because you don’t want anybody to know what you’ve done! No wonder you don’t tell the FBI. No wonder you don’t let the FBI examine your network or your computers because you don’t want them finding out how the entire primary process has been rigged against Bernie Sanders. So you hire your partners in crime — Perkins Coie and Marc Elias and CrowdStrike — to do a so-called forensic analysis and report the results.
Well, one of the guys involved in examining the computer hack admits that he lied for a year about who paid for and wrote the Trump dossier. So this guy was put in charge of revealing what happened to the networks and the computers at the Democrat National Committee. Trump’s point is: Why isn’t somebody looking into this? You might say, “Well, but, Rush, you know, party politics. The courts have always pretty much stood aside. The courts have already…
“You know, they’ve backed away here, and they let the parties pretty much run on their own because of the First Amendment and free speech and so forth.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. But we’ve got money laundering here! I’ll guarantee you, do the old flip-it routine and have all this be part of a Republican electoral process and primary, and I guarantee you everybody and their uncle would be demanding that every Republican on earth be investigated, be subpoenaed. “For the sake of our democracy, we must get to the bottom of what happened.”
The swamp does not want any of this exposed, and yet here comes Donna Brazile — and now Fauxcahontas. Fauxcahontas, on CNN, is acknowledging she thinks the primaries were rigged.
We got a bunch of people now abandoning the Clintons, folks. For all of these years, not a single traitor, not a single expose of what went on in the Clinton White House from inside. And now all of a sudden — do you think the fact that Hillary won’t go away and that she’s still positioning herself as the nation’s number one victim and she won’t go away, she continues to try to be the face and the pantsuit of the Democrat Party, and a lot of people wish she’d get out of the way. They can’t move forward as long as she’s clogging up the drain so that all the refuse can be sent packing? It may be a factor.
Trump tweeted today: “Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.”
What more could you ask for from a single tweet? (laughing) Just amazing. And of course all these people are shuddering, the vapors, “This is so bad. The president shouldn’t be doing this. Oh, no, the president, he’s corrupting the DOJ. Oh, my God, this is horrible, this is such a bad precedent.” Corrupting the DOJ. Really? When the Obamas have had their hands in it and the Clintons have had their hands in it.
Anyway, the Drive-By Media is now reacting to the news in Donna Brazile’s book that the primaries were rigged in strange ways. Quick example. Sound bite number 1. This is the Today show today. Savannah Guthrie is speaking to F. Chuck Todd of the Today Show. She said, “Can we talk about Donna Brazile? I don’t want to make it inside baseball, but Donna Brazile is a long-time Democrat Party official. She was acting chair of the DNC for a time in 2016, and she wrote an extraordinary –”
She parties with Donna Brazile. She’s talking about Donna Brazile like she’s some foreigner, some alien. These people are best friends, folks. But she’s got a position, “Yeah, she wrote an extraordinary piece. She basically says the Hillary campaign exercised undue, inappropriate influence,” blah, blah, blah. “Do I have that ride, F. Chuck, have I got this pretty much right? And if so, what’s the significance, Chuck?”
TODD: On one hand, it was Captain Obvious, okay? She was the party insider; he wasn’t even a member of the Democratic Party. Of course the DNC had a finger on the scale, and of course Bernie Sanders knew they always had a finger on the scale for Hillary Clinton. You just had to look at the debate schedule. That said, what Donna Brazile said, to say that was it essentially rigged in her favor, that can’t be unrung.
RUSH: What do you mean? Chuck, you just got through saying so yourself. Everybody knew the primary was rigged for Hillary. Isn’t that what it means? Everybody knew they had a finger on the scale for Hillary. What the hell does that mean? A finger on the scale? If you guys suspected it, if you guys knew the Democrat Party primary, your party in the media, if you knew that your primary was rigged, why didn’t you say anything? And now why is it so bad that that bell can’t be unrung?
RUSH: Gregg Jarrett at Fox News. This is on Hannity last night. Question: “Hillary Clinton stole a primary. She stole the Democrat National Committee. She stole the fundraising for the Democrat National Committee and appropriated it herself. She funneled money into a law firm both controlling the DNC and her money to pay for a phony dossier. And now she admits it. Are these crimes?”
JARRETT: A lot of crimes. This would appear to be an elaborate, clever scheme by Hillary Clinton. The DNC was broke, so Hillary bails them out with $20 million, but in exchange she gets the DNC to sign an agreement that she gets control over their finances —
JARRETT: — their strategy, their support. So then they go out on these joint fundraisers during the campaign and they raise up to a hundred million dollars, and here’s the other deception. The states take their share but immediately kick it back to the DNC, which kicks their share and the states’ share back to Hillary Clinton for her use. That could be a violation of three laws: campaign contribution limits, the finance reporting laws, and it looks to me like money laundering.
RUSH: Right. I think that’s a pretty down-to-earth description of what happened. Let me run through it here again briefly. The Democrat National Committee was broke. This was two years before the 2016 election and Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz is setting up shop and running the place. Hillary Clinton had $20 million because the Clintons have gazillions of dollars squirreled away in who knows whatever accounts. So she retired the Democrat National Committee debt.
In exchange, the DNC, which is Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz, signed an agreement that Hillary got to control the DNC finances going forward. Now, there’s fundraising that takes place after this, and there was the Hillary Victory Fund, which is the joint fund for the candidate and the party. And then there’s Hillary’s own campaign finance fund where she gets to keep everything. And the limits that you can donate to those two different funds are different. And it looks like they ended up commingling the money. And most of it ended up with Hillary.
She spent over a hundred million dollars at some point, and she still lost to Trump.
But the point is, the states are out raising money too. They raised that hundred million dollars. They take their share of the hundred million in the joint fundraising effort and they immediately kicked it back to the DNC. That was the deal that Hillary’d struck in order to bail them out. The DNC, after getting the states’ money, kicked a bunch of it back to Hillary. So these accounts are acting as pass-throughs and temporary deposit accounts. But most of it’s ending up back under Hillary Clinton’s control.
So you got campaign contribution limit violations, finance reporting laws, ’cause we wouldn’t know any of this if it weren’t for Brazile’s book, and perhaps money laundering. This is classic. This is why people hate politics. This is what people think is going on. People think it’s dirty, they think it’s cheating, they think small fry people have no way of competing against things like this, and they’re exactly right.
RUSH: So Chuck Todd says everybody knew about Hillary and the DNC, and everybody knew about Harvey. Even the Democrat Party in Hollywood. Everybody knew about Kevin Spacey. Everybody knew about Mark Halperin. Everybody knew, but the Drive-Bys did not report it. Imagine that.
RUSH: I want to go back to one more thing about the DNC computer system and the network hack. Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz — now, this is also from Donna Brazile’s book. Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz did not tell the DNC leadership council about the hack until the Washington Post reported it.
Now, I’m not sure of the time frame here, but I think a couple of months went by between the time the DNC people learned their system was hacked and Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz told the Democrat Leadership Council. Now, that’s astonishing. Two months, the hack happens, for two months she stays silent and would have stayed silent except the Washington Post reported it, which is also astonishing. It’s astonishing that the Washington Post would undermine Debbie “Blabbermouth’s” efforts to keep the hack quiet.
Now, this tells me as a learned, involved person, that Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz did not want this to come out until the Russian hack narrative was established. Their computer system gets hacked, she stays silent for two months. And I think they didn’t want this news to hit before they had begun to lay the groundwork for the whole Russians hacking-the-election meme had been established and leaked to the media so that it would take on the authority of the printed word. Even though the claim was entirely based on CrowdStrike, because CrowdStrike is who she told. CrowdStrike did the forensic analysis.
We’re told that the FBI, Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security director, and I think Comey too, I think they testified to Congress under oath that the FBI had offered to help the DNC with the hack right from the beginning. But Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz says that’s a lie and that they never offered any help.
Now, come on. None of this makes any sense. Okay. So the Democrat National Committee gets hacked, Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz doesn’t tell anybody about it. Then the Washington Post reports it, and then Jeh Johnson and the FB offer to assist instead of walking in there and demanding those computers?
None of this rings right. Comey and Jeh Johnson are reading the Washington Post one day and they see the story: DNC computers hacked two months ago. So Comey calls, “Hey, you know, I’m from the FBI and I’m here to help. Do you want us to take a look?”
“No, no, no, we got it covered.”
“Okay. Okay. Fine. Just thought we’d offer to help. We’ll go back to nailing Trump.”
The FBI offered, and the DNC was allowed to tell the FBI to pound sand? I guess. They hired their own security guys at CrowdStrike. We know that Debbie “Blabbermouth” Schultz has lied about a number of things, including her Pakistani IT guy. I mentioned earlier that Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, appeared on CNN with Jake Tapper. Trump tweeted again — this is such a great tweet. He tweeted this out at 6:55 this morning. “Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.”
Well, here is Fauxcahontas last night with Jake Tapper. He says, “We learned today from Donna Brazile that the Clinton campaign, in her view, did rig the presidential nominating process by entering into an agreement to control day-to-day operations at the DNC. The Clinton campaign controlling the party staffing, strategy, finances, communications, and that agreement was entered into in Augusts of 2015. That’s a year before Hillary defeated Bernie Sanders. This must shock you.”
WARREN: This is a test for Tom Perez. And either he’s gonna succeed by bringing Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders representatives into this process and they’re gonna say it’s fair, it works, we all believe it, or he’s gonna fail. And I very much hope he succeeds. I hope for Democrats everywhere, I hope for Bernie and for all of Bernie’s supporters they’re gonna succeed.
TAPPER: Very quickly, Senator, do you agree with the notion that it was rigged?
RUSH: There it is. She stared at that camera, she was defiant. Jake Tapper was crestfallen. I mean, what do you say when Hillary Jr. admits that the whole process was rigged? I mean, you can’t treat her like a Republican and call her a name or anything or start laughing at her. You have to sit there and accept it.
But did I not tell you, did I tell you that Tom Perez was gonna be the fall guy? Did I not tell you? And what did she just say? This is a test for Tom Perez. Why is this a test for Tom Perez? Tom Perez had nothing to do with this! Tom Perez is the poor sap that got hired to run this place after Hillary had done all what she did. Why is it up to him? Well, she said either he’s gonna succeed by bringing Bernie Sanders and Bernie’s representatives into this process — what process? And that process, it better be fair. What process? What in the world can Perez do now, Fauxcahontas? No, no. I’m serious. I’m not being rhetorical.
What can he do to fix this? He had nothing to do with it. “Well, Mr. Limbaugh, going forward he could assure everyone the DNC is now being run on the up and up.” He can’t do that. That would tantamount admit that Brazile’s right. “Well, it’s up to him, Mr. Limbaugh, he must ensure that the Democrat National Committee and the future primary elections are fair.” Why is it up to him? The problem is gone! Hillary Clinton’s out of it. She’s the one that rigged everything. Why’s it up to Perez? And I’ll tell you why it’s up to Perez, ’cause these people need a fall guy. These people need somebody walking the plank to exemplify or to create the image for TV that somebody is paying the price for this.
Now, here’s Jeff Weaver. Jeff Weaver is a former campaign manager, Bernie campaign manager, and he was on Newsroom yesterday with Brooke Baldwin. And they’re talking about Brazile’s book and the truth that she uncovered about Hillary taking over the DNC. Question: “You gave your blood, you gave your sweat, you gave your tears to the campaign. And I’m, frankly, surprised you’re not angrier about this.”
Wait a minute. Don’t hit the sound bite yet. What blood did this guy give? Well, I mean, I take these people literally. I’m the mayor of Realville. What blood did Jeff Weaver give to the campaign? Did he cut himself on a pane of glass breaking into somebody’s headquarters? What happened? Anyway, her question, “Why are you not more angry about this? You guys were cheated. The nomination was stolen from you. Why are you not mad?”
WEAVER: Oh, I’m angry, Brooke, there’s no doubt I’m angry. But look. Ultimately at the end of the day you have to love the country more — The behavior the DNC engaged in was egregious, undemocratic, and it can’t be allowed to happen again. But look. We cannot leave this country in the clutches of an administration that is not only incompetent but that is targeting working families, people of color, LGBT community, women, and other marginalized communities. But let me tell this to the elites who today still control much of the Democratic Party apparatus. If you do not open up the party, if you do not allow people in —
RUSH: Stop the tape. Stop the tape. Stop the tape. Do you hear what the message is? We don’t care. We don’t care what Hillary did. ‘Cause the real enemy is in the White House. And that’s what we gotta stay focused on. We gotta stay focused on Trump. We have gotta make sure we protect working families, people of color, LGBTWTF communities, women. That is the difference between Republicans and Democrats. They never lose sight of who their real enemy is. Never do they do that. It’s incredible.