Encore of Revival: America, January 16, 2017

President-Elect Trump criticized the intelligence community for having fake reports and allowing those reports to leak. He conducted his own “leak” fishing expedition and plugged the leak—or “caught, fired, and fried” the leak. If he can find his leaks with no power of the pen, why can’t the “intelligence” people find their leaks? That must be Trump’s question, anyway. Of course he Tweeted against the agencies.

Is it wrong for a president-elect to criticize people he can soon fire? There is no way that this president-elect has criticized his soon-to-be subordinates as much as the soon-to-be ex-president will continue to criticize without end. Obama plans to stay in Washington, and it isn’t because he likes gazing at the Eisenhower Building.

When Brennan lectures, “It’s more than about Mr. Trump; it’s about the United States of America,” he’s talking about his future boss. That’s not right or wrong; that’s just not smart. Even Comey was smart enough not to go up against Obama. Maybe Brennan expects to be fired anyway.

A lot of people aren’t thinking about what will happen when the man they continue to criticize becomes president. They weren’t thinking about all the deals they made that weren’t going to last. Whether the trade deals were good or bad, Americans were never going to tolerate China and Mexico taking American jobs forever. Clinton’s and Bush’s and Obama’s trade deals weren’t going to last. But, people didn’t see that either. They didn’t see a lot of stuff that was coming. That’s somewhat of a unifying quality among the anti-Trumpists. It still is, apparently.

John Brennan: Trump’s ‘Nazi Germany’ tweet to US agencies was ‘outrageous’ | Guardian

Trump Team May Move West Wing Briefings to Expand Capacity | Bloomberg

Talk radio’s Laura Ingraham eyes Senate bid | WA Examiner

Investors Bolt Mexico as Peso Enters Free Fall | Wall St Journal

China’s yuan firms, market braces for Trump to take office | Daily Mail

What it means if Trump names China a currency manipulator | CNBC

Trump conducts his own sting operation to ensnare intelligence briefers | Daily Mail

Obama Refers To Himself 75 Times In Farewell Address | Daily Caller

Hours Before Trump’s Press Conference CNN And BuzzFeed Hit ‘Fake News’ Bottom | Daily Wire

4Chan Claims To Have Fabricated Anti-Trump Report As A Hoax | Zero Hedge

4chan Claims It Invented the Trump Golden Showers Story | Daily Beast