JUST IN: Federal Court Agrees, Clinton’s Emails Under Scrutiny As Objections IGNORED
Posted by Georgette Walrath | Sep 29, 2017 | American Strength
People in the State Department have been trying to block Judicial Watch from obtaining Clinton’s emails related to the private server and Benghazi. A federal judge ruled yesterday that the redacted information must be turned over under the Freedom of Information Act.
A federal court has agreed to examine newly uncovered emails former Secretary of State Clinton sent and received via her private server. However, the new administration has adamantly tried to stop such a discovery.
In what many people are calling direct proof of Obama and Clinton holdovers in the State and Justice Departments, the objections issued by these departments seem to indicate that there is a definite push within both to thwart the will of the American people, or to discover the full extent of Hillary’s crimes.
Up until now, most of the nearly 15,000 emails found were heavily redacted. That means that information was blacked out despite the disclosure. Judicial Watch, a government watch dog group, was given a victory on Thursday when the federal judge rejected the State and Justice Department requests for secrecy.
Deep State personnel in both the State and Justice departments have much to answer for, according to the federal ruling.
Judicial watch has been filing lawsuits in order to uncover the extent of Hillary’s corrupt and illegal behavior while she occupied a prominent position in the Obama administration. Specifically, they have been asking under the Freedom of Information Act, to see both Benghazi related emails and those that pertain to conversations about her use of private iPads and iPhones during her stint as Secretary of State.
The potentially illicit use of such devices has largely been ignored by government officials, but the judge said that the newly recovered emails will be reviewed.
The court “also ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered.” Apparently, Tillerson’s department has had objections to such a move. Judicial watch said, “In taking these steps, the court rejected arguments by the Tillerson State Department and its lawyers at the Sessions Justice Department.”
The federal judge “ordered the State Department to file an affidavit addressing why it should not have to search new Clinton emails recovered.” The department has been stalling and unwilling to perform the investigation required by law.
These new emails will help shed light on Clinton’s behavior and activities.
“The court will review the blacked-out information so as to better ascertain whether the government misconduct exception would require the release of the full emails,” according to Judicial Watch.
“Generally speaking, the government misconduct exception prevents government agencies from withholding information that would shed light on government wrongdoing under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).”
Clinton’s activity as Secretary of State were highly incompetent and Judicial Watch is trying to prove, criminal.
Evidence indicates that Hillary was up to no good, all the time. She said that she used her private server at home to limit inconvenience. However, that should probably be added to the extensive list of lies she’s spewed over the past two years.
The case concerns some 14,900 emails that were discovered by the FBI, which Clinton had deleted or withheld from the State Department investigation. Among them are apparently some discussions about using the private server for communications.
According to the State Department, there are also Benghazi related emails among the documents recovered. Judicial Watch pursued a separate case concerning that activity last year. The department admitted that it had found documents that “satisfy” the Benghazi “search items” named in the lawsuit, and proposed to roll out releases before the election occurred.
Judical watch president Tom Fitton asked, “Does President Trump know his State and Justice Departments are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama?”
He added, “An extraordinary court ruling that could result in key answers about the Benghazi outrage is being opposed by the Trump administration. This may well be an example of the ‘deep state’ trying to get away with a cover up – if so then the Trump administration must put a stop to it.”
Fortunately, a federal judge agreed. The department tactics were rejected and the court agreed to “personally review, in camera, redacted material from emails discussing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of iPads and iPhones during her tenure at the State Department.”
“Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure email system and risky iPads and smartphones to conduct classified and sensitive government business,” Fitton said. “It is frankly outrageous that Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions allow their agencies to cover up for and defend Hillary Clinton’s scandalous and potentially criminal conduct.”
Most Americans agree. The people are tired of holdovers in both departments working against liberty and the policies citizens want enacted. Good job, Judicial Watch.
Sept 22, 2017
Federal judges illegally overturn presidential orders
A federal judge has once again countermanded an order directed by the president and about to be implemented by the U.S. Justice Department. This time U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber ruled only a week ago to block the Justice Department from requiring cities nationwide to cooperate with federal immigration prohibitions regarding “sanctuaries” for illegal aliens in order to be eligible to receive federal law-enforcement grants.
The judge accused AG Sessions of exceeded his authority by adding new conditions, unauthorized by Congress, to the requirements for obtaining these law-enforcement grants. The judge said the new conditions would improperly require cities to allow federal agents into their prisons and jails and require that cities give immigration agents at least 48 hours’ notice that they intend to release illegal immigrants from custody. And so Judge Leinenweber thought this was outrageous enough to warrant issuing a temporary injunction against the Justice Department.
Although temporary, the injunction will permit sufficient time for illegals to continue to commit violent crimes, and to threaten the peace and endanger innocent citizens. Worse still is that the U.S. Constitution does not permit any federal court or judge below the level of the U.S. Supreme Court to upset an order issued by the Chief Executive, the president of the United States.
There are many people in Washington and across the nation who mistakenly believe that a federal court--not on the same level of authority as the president, the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress—has the right to impose its will and block an edict issued at the highest level of our government.
In the federal court system’s present form, 94 district-level trial courts and 13 courts of appeals sit below the Supreme Court. And in sitting below the Supreme Court, they are lower or inferior courts without the power to challenge an order issued by the president or a law passed by Congress. Only the Supreme Court has that power.
Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution explains that in all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and Consuls, and those in which a state shall be a party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction." This mean that no lower court has the right to be first to try or render a decision in these cases; they are the exclusive province of the Supreme Court.
California in contempt of Constitutional law. A current case that clearly shows the abuse that is rampant and threatening this aspect of Constitutional law is unfolding in California, where that state’s attorney general is suing the Trump administration to prevent the southern border wall from being built between California and Mexico. California is hoping to find a liberal, activist federal judge to issue an injunction to stop the wall from being completed.
Such an attempt by the state of California is a grave violation of Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution that specifies in cases “in which a state shall be a party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction." This statement is brilliantly clear: no federal judge, no federal court below the level of the Supreme Court can take up such a case against the Trump administration because it involves a state and only the Supreme Court has jurisdiction to initiate a case in which a state is a party.
Although the involvement and influence of lower federal courts on presidential and congressional activities is not mentioned in the Constitution, it is also not enumerated as a right of these lower courts.
Some who oppose the broad application of the president’s powers might invoke Amendment X to the Constitution to argue that, although nothing in the Constitution specifically gives an inferior federal court authority to countermand an executive order, if something is not delegated to the United States, and not expressly prohibited to the states or to the people, it may be reserved to [or assumed by] the states or the people [or in theory by any government agency such as a federal court].
Such an argument would be extremely difficult to pursue and win, in that it would give any federal or even state court or judge the right to perniciously upset the functioning of the presidency to achieve some political objective. Besides this, Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution demands that the president “shall take care that the laws of the land are faithfully executed” meaning that the president decides the appropriate methods or orders for faithful execution of this duty.
Activist judges put politics above the interests of the American people. We must not allow rogue, activist, politically-motivated judges and even entire lower courts to determine how this nation is appropriately governed and protected. If we permit this to happen, as it is beginning to happen now, the established powers of the presidency, the Supreme Court and Congress will soon cease to exist…the purpose of our republic will be defeated…and the American people will be ravaged by chaos.
House Committee Votes to Stop Funding Terrorism
Nov 16, 2017
The House Committee of Foreign Affairs unanimously voted yesterday to proceed with the Taylor Force Act, which will defund the Palestinian Authority (PA) until they cease and denounce their “Pay to Slay” policy, which rewards terrorists and their families for acts against Israel and the United States. The Taylor Force Act will now advance to the Senate and House for a floor-wide vote.
Liberty Counsel and Christians in Defense of Israel have been instrumental in encouraging legislators to pass the Taylor Force Act. This legislation is named in memory of U.S. army veteran and Vanderbilt student, Taylor Force, who served in combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, only to be senselessly killed as a civilian by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel.
The Taylor Force Act will force the PA to face the consequences of its violence or end this abhorrent practice immediately. The PA currently gives over $300 million annually to terrorists and their families. However, since the U.S. provides over $700 million of direct and indirect aid to the Palestinians, American taxpayer dollars are providing the funds to reward terrorists who kill American and Israeli citizens. As soon as attackers are arrested, the PA provides canteen expenses, salary and health benefits. A government job upon release is guaranteed for those sentenced to five or more years. The families of “martyrs” also receive large payments for the loss of their family member.
If the bill is enacted, the PA would have to revoke any law, decree or document authorizing a compensation scheme for prisoners “that uses the sentence or period of incarceration to determine the level of compensation paid.” The secretary of state would also have to certify that the PA “has terminated payments for acts of terrorism against American and Israeli citizens after the attackers being fairly tried and who have been imprisoned for such acts of terrorism, including the family members of the convicted individuals.” The PA would also have to take “credible steps” against incitement to violence against Israelis and Americans.
One Sentence Instantly Struck Fear In Deep State Leakers Hearts
Deep State operatives thought they could escape scot-free for illegally leaking classified information to hurt Donald Trump.
They thought they were protected by virtue alone and by being the anonymous sources for so-called “mainstream” media outlets.
But one sentence struck fear in their hearts.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he was asked about the illegal leaks that have plagued the administration.
Any false sense of security Deep State leakers possessed was shattered by his answer.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said there are multiple investigations into government leaks that he said have been “extraordinarily damaging” to national security.
When asked by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) during an intelligence committee hearing if the Justice Department is going to prosecute leaks to the fullest extent of the law, Sessions confirmed that there are active investigations underway.
The attorney general said leaks are “already resulting in investigations, and I’m — I fear that some people may find that they wish they hadn’t leaked.”
“Some of these leaks, as you well know, are extraordinarily damaging to the United States security, and we have got to restore a regular order principle,” Sessions said. “We cannot have persons in our intelligence agencies … or in Congress leak sensitive matters.”
Illegal leaks have thrown the Trump administration off stride since before they even took office.
Leaks about intercepted communications between Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador appeared in the Washington Post weeks before the inauguration.
Flynn was never accused of wrongdoing in these leaks, but they created an air of suspicion.
He was eventually fired when his private statements to the Vice President did not line up with what was discussed on the calls regarding Russian sanctions.
But Flynn was smeared as a traitor on baseless speculation.
Similarly, illegal leaks about Jared Kushner’s meeting with the Russian Ambassador to set up a backchannel communication system also damaged the administration.
Kushner’s meeting was perfectly normal, but the explosive manner in which the story was framed led many to believe Kushner was a Russian spy committing treason.
Trump has also said on multiple occasions that the Russia story is fake news and the real scandal is the illegal leaks.
Evidence backs him up.
No proof of collusion between Trump officials and Russia exists.
And the only criminal conduct that has been alleged in the entire affair has been the illegal leaking of classified information.
For months, Trump supporters have been wondering when the administration was going to prosecute the leakers and tear the Deep State asunder.
Now that Sessions has revealed leak investigations are under way, it’s only a matter of time before Deep State leakers are brought to justice.
Brownback Nominated as Religious Liberty Ambassador
Jul 27, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump will nominate Gov. Samuel Dale Brownback of Kansas to be Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Department of State.
In the ambassadorship, Gov. Brownback will lead the Office of International Religious Freedom, which is under the umbrella of the State Department and charged with promoting religious freedom as a foreign policy objective. The Office of International Religious Freedom monitors religious persecution and discrimination worldwide, recommends and implements policies in respective regions or countries, and develops programs to promote religious freedom.
Mr. Brownback has been Governor of Kansas since 2011 and served as a U.S. Senator and a U.S. Representative in the House of Representatives from Kansas. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.
“I commend President Trump for nominating Gov. Sam Brownback as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Innocent people around the world are imprisoned, tortured, and persecuted for their faith. Christians and religious minorities are suffering more persecution than at any time in history. Gov. Brownback has proven that he will fight for religious freedom and will do an excellent job defending this sacred freedom around the world,” said Staver.
Liberty Counsel is an international nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics.
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
~~ Thomas Jefferson
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Congress Tightens Sanctions Against Iran and Hizballah
Oct 26, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act and the Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, both of which address the dangerous aggression of Iran and the terrorist organization, Hizballah.
Today the House passed 423-2 the Iran Ballistic Missiles and International Sanctions Enforcement Act, known as H.R. 1698, which expands sanctions against Iran's illicit ballistic missile program and its aggressive behavior in the region. The bill states: “the President shall impose sanctions against: (1) Iranian government agencies involved in ballistic missile development; (2) foreign entities that supply material for, or otherwise facilitate or finance, such efforts; (3) foreign persons or foreign government agencies that import, export, or re-export prohibited arms or related material to or from Iran; and (4) foreign persons or entities that transfer goods or technologies contributing to Iran's ability to acquire or develop ballistic missiles, including launch technology, and destabilizing numbers and types of advanced conventional weapons.”
The Hizballah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017, known as H.R. 3329, was passed yesterday in the House by an overwhelming voice vote. H.R. 3329 cuts off the flow of resources to the Lebanese-based terrorist organization and its affiliates, and targets foreign governments, individuals and companies that support them. H.R. 3329 strengthens and expands the scope of economic and financial sanctions by previous legislation imposed on Hizballah, the Shi'a Islamic political party and militant group. This bill is significant in light of Hizballah’s global reach to areas in the Western Hemisphere where it is involved in organized crime such as drug trade, trafficking of exotic animals and black-market sales of precious metals and gems to finance its terror activities and its fighting in support of the Assad regime in Syria. In addition, H.R. 3329 requires that Congress receive information on Hizballah’s illicit activities, which legislators could use to better fund the resources necessary to counter the terrorist group.
Part 1 - America Under Seige
They've fought to stop the inauguration
They're fighting to destroy our nation
While 700,000 protesters are converging on Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day—in addition to anti-Trump rallies planned in dozens of cities across the country—the political groups behind the protests remain shrouded in mystery. As Fox News Channel first reported, Civil War 2017 uncovers an extensive network of neo-Marxist operatives coordinating highly disruptive and potentially violent protests from coast to coast.
Working with Dangerous Documentaries, director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of researchers and undercover operatives to probe the roots of the anti-Trump movement, highlighting the ultimate goals and ulterior motives. Mr. Loudon, a regular contributor to Glenn Beck’s online programming, is the foremost expert on the left-wing organizers of mass protests.
The war against terror begins at the Kremlin.
With President Trump executing missile strikes in Syria and radical Islamic terrorism being as big a threat as it ever has been, we need to understand how these oppressive regimes and extremist ideologies got started and empowered. Working with Dangerous Documentaries, director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of researchers who have uncovered the history of the Soviet Union's meddling in Middle Eastern politics, creating a new enemy for the United States, and learned that Russia's continuing alliance with Islamists is forwarding a radical domestic threat in America today.
"Soviet Islam" is the second episode in the five-part “America Under Siege” documentary web-series releasing over the course of 2017. Each episode profiles the influence of radical Marxists on various segments of American society.
Have you ever wonder what Senators are writing books and how do they find the time?
These books, written by senators who serve in the 115th Congress (2017-2018), range from public policy to fiction to history.
Friends, Japanese and Tennesseans: A Model of U.S.-Japan Cooperation. New York: Harper and Row, 1986.
Going to War in Sailboats: Why Nuclear Power Beats Windmills for America's Green Energy Future. 2010.
Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book. Nashville: Rutledge Hill Press, 1998.
Six Months Off: An American Family's Australian Adventure. New York: William Morrow, 1988.
Steps Along the Way: A Governor's Scrapbook. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.
The Tennesseans: A People and Their Land. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1981.
We Know What to Do: A Political Maverick Talks with America. New York: William Morrow, 1995.
Jobs without People: The Coming Crisis for Missouri's Workforce: Final Report of the Governor's Council on Literacy. Jefferson City, MO: Governor's Advisory Council on Literacy, October 1989.
United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good. New York: Ballantine, 2016.
Congress from the Inside: Observations from the Majority and the Minority, 3rd ed. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2004.
Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed. New York: New Press, 2004.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
Susan M. Collins
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America. New York: Broadside Books, 2015.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. New York: Twelve, 2017.
I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! Affirmations by Stuart Smalley. New York: Dell Publishing, 1992.
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right. New York: Dutton, 2003.
Oh, the Things I Know! A Guide to Success, or, Failing That, Happiness. New York: Dutton, 2002.
Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations. New York: Delacorte Press, 1996.
The Truth (With Jokes). New York: Dutton, 2005.
Why Not Me? The Inside Story of the Making and Unmaking of the Franken Presidency. New York: Dell Publishing, 2000.
Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. New York: Ballantine Books, 2014.
My Story. Washington, D.C.: Paid for by Lindsey Graham, 2015.
Smart on Crime. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2009.
Orrin G. Hatch
An American, a Mormon, and a Christian: What I Believe. Cedar Fort, Inc./C F I Distribution , 2012.
The Equal Rights Amendment: Myths and Realities. Savant Press, 1983.
Higher Laws: Understanding the Doctrines of Christ. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Co., 1995.
Square Peg: Confessions of a Citizen Senator. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future. Washington, D.C.: WND Books, 2012.
Angus S. King, Jr.
Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America. Camden, ME: Down East, 2011.
The Senator Next Door: A Memoir from the Heartland. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Uncovering the Dome. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press, 1982.
The Freedom Agenda: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment Is Necessary to Restore Constitutional Government. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2011.
Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document. New York: Sentinel, 2015.
Why John Roberts Was Wrong about Healthcare: A Conservative Critique of The Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling. Ebook: Threshold Editions, 2013.
Written Out of History: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government. New York: Sentinel, 2017.
Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember. New York: Random House, 2005.
Faith of My Fathers. New York: Random House, 1999.
Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. New York: Twelve Books, 2007.
Thirteen Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2014.
Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life. New York: Random House, 2004.
Worth the Fighting For: A Memoir. New York: Random House, 2002.
Plenty Ladylike. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015.
The Long Game: A Memoir. New York: Sentinel, 2016.
Edward J. Markey
Nuclear Peril: The Politics of Proliferation. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company, 1982.
Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes. New York: New American Library, 2009.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
Mission: An American Congressman's Voyage to Space. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1998.
Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans Are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds. New York: Center Street, 2012.
Our Presidents and Their Prayers: Proclamations of Faith by America's Leaders. New York: Center Street, 2015.
Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America. New York: Center Street, 2015.
The Tea Party Goes to Washington. New York: Center Street, 2011.
Wisdom's Paradise: The Forgotten Shakers of Union Village. Wilmington, OH: Orange Frazer Press, 2004.
100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, 2006.
American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. New York: Sentinel, 2015.
An American Son: A Memoir. New York: Sentinel, 2012.
Bernard Sanders (Bernie)
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2016.
Outsider in the House. New York: Verso, 1997.
Outsider in the White House. New York: Verso, 2015.
The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class. New York: Nation Books, 2011.
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Charles E. Schumer
Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Books, 2007.
Nine and Counting: The Women of the Senate. New York: Perennial, 2001.
The Road to Prosperity: How to Grow Our Economy and Revive the American Dream. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2009.
All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan. New York: Free Press, 2005.
As We Forgive Our Debtors: Bankruptcy and Consumer Credit in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Bankruptcy and Revised Article 9: Statutory Supplement. New York: Aspen Law and Business, 2001-2002.
Business Bankruptcy. Washington, DC: Federal Judicial Center, 1993.
Chapter 11: Reorganizing American Businesses: Essentials. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2008.
Comprehensive Commercial Law: Statutory Supplement. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2003.
A Fighting Chance. New York: Metropolitan, Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
The Fragile Middle Class: Americans in Debt. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2000.
The Law of Debtors and Creditors: Text, Cases, and Problems. New York: Aspen Publishers, various editions.
Secured Credit: A Systems Approach . New York: Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, various editions.
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2017.
The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are Going Broke. New York: Basic Books, 2004.
Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy. New York: The New Press, 2017.
On Virtues: Quotations and Insight to Live a Full, Honorable, and Truly American Life. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2012.
Full Definition of socialism
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods