Prison Chaplains Given Accommodation for OC Spray
Jan 12, 2018
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has now granted religious accommodation to prison chaplains at various federal correctional institutions who were being punished for not carrying oleoresin capsicum (OC) spray as a potential weapon against inmates to whom they are tasked to minister and counsel.
The religious accommodation was granted and previous punitive measures were revoked as a result of Liberty Counsel’s letter advising the BOP that the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 does not require chaplains to carry OC spray. Liberty Counsel also referenced Attorney General Sessions’ recent memo on religious liberty in the federal workplace.
One chaplain who had been banned from ministry to the inmates since Easter 2017 because of his principled stance was permitted to resume his ministry, just in time for a Christmas Eve service with at least 250 inmates in attendance.
Within the federal prison context, chaplains have had a long history of working unarmed because of their personal faith convictions and the pastoral nature of their role in ministering to inmates. Inmates must trust chaplains, and their presence prevents violence and assists inmates in returning to society as productive citizens.
However, after passage of the Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015 requiring general policy of OC spray carry by federal correctional officers, but not necessarily chaplains, the BOP began demanding that chaplains carry OC spray and take training to use it on inmates. BOP began to punish chaplains who requested relief from the new directive. For example, one chaplain was ordered off the premises of a correctional institution after he had requested a religious accommodation. Others were subjected to various forms of coercion, both overt and subtle. Between the Act’s passage and the retaliation against the chaplains, BOP first said the Act would not apply to chaplains; then the BOP granted religious accommodations; and later revoked the accommodations and retaliated against chaplains who stood firm, thus necessitating Liberty Counsel intervention.
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FBI caves to Congress, will fork over documents related to dubious anti-Trump dossier
By Dan Boylan - The Washington Times -
Thursday, January 4, 2018
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said his panel now has the access to documents and witnesses it needs from the FBI and Justice Department to pursue its inquiry into the role the notorious “Trump dossier” funded in part by the Hillary Clinton campaign played in sparking the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The California Republican said the panel could move ahead shortly after a closed-door meeting between GOP HouseSpeaker Paul Ryan, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray Wednesday evening broke a stalemate over the committee’s access to records surrounding the FBI’s handling of the suspect dossier, which claimed there were significant ties between the Kremlin and then-candidate Donald Trump and his aides.
The new agreement means the House panel will get “access to all the documents and witnesses we have requested,” Mr. Nunes said in statement, setting up a series of potentially high-drama hearings in the new year. Fox News said the deal requires the Justice Department to turn over many of the requested materials as early as Friday.
While special counsel Robert Mueller III is probing possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Mr. Nunes has spearheaded a separate line of inquiry into how the FBI first began probing the politically charged allegations, and what role the dossier of unverified opposition research played in that decision.
The standoff over access escalated last month when Mr. Nunes threatened to hold those agencies in contempt of Congress if they failed to turn over documents pertaining to Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants used to monitor Trump campaign officials Carter Page and, reportedly, campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
The California Republican had also demanded his committee have access to interview former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok, FBI general counsel James Baker, FBI lawyers Lisa Page and Sally Moyer, and the FBI’s congressional liaison, Greg Brower.
Several of those Mr. Nunes seeks to interview have connections to the funding and compilation of the 35-page dossier. Last year, Mr. Ohr met with its author, the former British spy Christopher Steele, in addition to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm which commissioned the at-times salacious document. Mr. Ohr’s wife also worked for Fusion GPS.
Mr. Nunes also seeks complete access to text messages Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page exchanged. Mr. Strzok, considered one of the FBI’s most experienced counterintelligence agents, had been serving as an investigator on Mr. Mueller’s investigation but was removed from the probe after anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton emails were discovered between him and Ms. Page.
Committee Democrats, led by ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff of California, have ratcheted up their criticism of Mr. Nunes’ inquiry, calling it “a partisan distraction” which is really intended to allow the probe to conclude as quickly as possible. They also argue ending the House probe could put new pressure on Mr. Mueller to conclude his probe as well.
Some House Republicans counter that their Democratic colleagues seek an “endless” investigation into anything related to Russia and Mr. Trump, in an effort to weaken the president politically.
Mr. Trump has repeatedly called the dossier a “Crooked Hillary pile of garbage” that the FBI has used to attack his administration and campaign. Recent months have seen the document come under increasing scrutiny after news broke that it was partially funded by the Democratic National Committee and Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.
NHS Orders Britain to Cancel 50,000 Surgeries as ‘Third World Conditions’ Devastate HospitalsPM Theresa May apologizes for 'frustrating' situation
BY: Katelyn Caralle
January 4, 2018 12:50 pm
The British government-run National Health Service on Tuesday ordered every hospital in England to cancel all non-urgent surgeries in order to free up staff and beds for emergency patients.
The NHS order will result in around 50,000 operations being postponed until at least February as overcrowded hospitals struggle to tend to everyone, the Telegraph reported. A spike in winter flu has forced frail patients to face 12-hour waits while some hospital corridors are running out of space.
British Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Thursday to the patients whose operations were canceled, calling the situation "frustrating."
"I know it's difficult, I know it's frustrating, I know it's disappointing for people and I apologize," May told Sky News during a visit to a hospital outside London.
The NHS order followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in "third world conditions," as more people flood hospitals in England with colder-than-usual winter weather bringing more cases of the flu and related issues, including respiratory illnesses.
One London-based doctor said that he was practicing "battlefield medicine" because conditions were so bad.
By Tuesday night, 12 different NHS trusts, or branches, said they had reached the maximum state of emergency, including two ambulance services covering almost nine million people.
The NHS, which delivers free health care for all citizens in England, accounts for a third of government spending on public services, Reuters noted.
Some American politicians, such as former presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.), have pushed for a single-payer health care system like Britain's, claiming that such a system would cost less and cover all citizens.
Washington Examiner managing editor Philip Klein wrote in an op-ed published Wednesday that as liberal Americans look towards a single-payer system, they need to realize the trade-offs involved, including long waits times and surgery postponements.
Gowdy: Strzok Texts Show ‘A Level Of Bias You Rarely See’ [VIDEO]
12:43 PM 12/19/2017
South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Tuesday that FBI agent Peter Strzok’s anti-Trump text messages show an “unprecedented” level of bias “you rarely see” from FBI officials.
Gowdy, a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee, discussed Strzok’s text messages during an interview on Fox News.
In particular, he was asked about a cryptic message that Strzok sent in Aug. 2016 to FBI lawyer Lisa Page referring to an “insurance policy” that appears to refer to the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign.
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40,” reads the Aug. 15, 2016 text message. (RELATED: ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — Strzok Texts Show Agents Discussing ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump)
Strzok was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in July, just after the Justice Department’s inspector general discovered a trove of politically-charged texts between Strzok and Page.
“If they were coming up with a quote ‘insurance policy’ in case Donald Trump won, that is devastating,” Gowdy told Fox’s Bill Hemmer.
“What I hope is that insurance policy was not a counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.”
“This was a level of bias that you rarely see, frankly,” Gowdy added of Strzok.
The Andy referenced in Strzok’s text message is believed to be Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s deputy director. McCabe will be interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday afternoon.
Gowdy said that McCabe is of interest to the committee because he “cuts across every facet of every investigation in 2016…from Secretary Clinton’s email to the investigation into the Trump campaign.”
Republicans on the committee will likely press McCabe on the conversation referenced in Strzok’s text message as well as his involvement in the early stages of the collusion investigation.
As the FBI’s second-in-command, McCabe was likely directly involved in the investigation, which was opened in July 2016. And as the FBI’s No. 2 counterintelligence official, Strzok was picked to supervise that investigation. Several weeks earlier, Strzok was helping lead the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Strzok conducted the July 2, 2016 interview with Clinton.
Asked about Mueller’s investigation in light of the Strzok revelations, Gowdy offered limited praise.
“I am heartened by the fact that [Mueller] kicked Strzok off as soon as he learned. I just wish he’d have learned sooner,” Gowdy said.
“He’s in the middle of major investigations,” he said of Strzok, adding, “Thank God he’s gone, but I want to know how the hell he got there in the first place.”
In addition to the “insurance policy” text, Strzok disparaged Trump, calling him a “f***ing idiot” and wrote “F Trump.” He also offered some praise for Clinton, even while he was conducting the investigation into her emails.
In March 2016, Strzok told Page, his mistress, that he would likely vote for Clinton. He also predicted that she would defeat Trump in a landslide.
A STAIN ON AMERICA [WITH COMMENT
That is what President Trump called the Democratic Party media in a tweet today–a stain on America–and he is right.
It would be a full-time job to keep track of the Democratic Party media’s failed attacks on President Trump and his administration. I wrote about CNN’s latest fiasco here and here. Maybe someone, somewhere, is keeping count of the liberal media’s lies about Trump, but it would be a superhuman task to keep up.
The president’s comment was prompted in part by an absurd tweet by the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, who was fired by the Post some years ago for his participation in the surreptitious, left-wing JournoList. Weigel rejoined the Post after rehabilitating himself with MSNBC and Slate. I used to say that the Post is the most respectable voice of the Democratic Party, but I am not sure that compliment is still warranted.
Purporting to cover the president’s triumphant rally in Pensacola, Florida, Weigel published a picture of the arena that was partly empty–because it was taken hours before the event began. This tweet by President Trump shows Weigel’s misleading photo along with actual pictures of the event once it was underway. Weigel later admitted that the President was right:
These battles between President Trump and Democratic Party reporters are going on almost every day, and Trump is nearly always winning, because reporters from the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN, the Associated Press and so on are so crazed by Trump’s election that they can’t restrain themselves from lying.
But maybe that is too charitable. Maybe these reporters have been lying for a long time, and we finally have a Republican leader with enough guts to call them on it.
PAUL ADDS: President Trump says the Washington Post should fire Weigel. The Post says:
Dave Weigel relied on an inaccurate image in tweeting about President Trump’s rally in Pensacola. When others pointed out the mistake to Weigel, he quickly deleted the tweet. And when he was later addressed by the president on Twitter, he promptly apologized for it.
I agree that Weigel just made a mistake. He did not put up something he knew was false or misleading. Weigel is smart enough to realize he couldn’t get away that in this instance.
The question, though, is why did he make the mistake. I think it was because he’s engaged in partisan warfare against Trump — just like his paper — and was too eager to seize on something that cast Trump in a bad light.
That’s why the mainstream media’s mistakes almost invariably are ones that make Republicans and/or conservatives look bad. When was the last time you saw a correction by a MSM organ that was less favorable to a Republican or conservative than the erroneous item that required correction?
Bill Whittle - The Truth vs CNN
Union offices across nation are plagued by embezzlement, Detroit Free Press report says
Jan 7, 2018 8:54 pm
Embezzlement is a “plague” found in union offices across the nation, according to a new investigative report by the Detroit Free Press.
The Free Press uncovered the trend through documents from the U.S. Department of Labor. Documents revealed that over the past decade, millions of dollars were embezzled from hundreds of union offices nationwide. The money comes from employee dues collected to pay for the salaries of union staffers and other expenses.
In the last two years alone, more than 300 union locations experienced theft that led to criminal charges — sometimes involving more than one person. The story includes a long list detailing dozens of the crimes.
Individual cases compiled by the Office of Labor-Management Standards involve theft and fraud ranging from $1,051 to $6.5 million, the report said.
In one case, charges were filed on Jan. 9, 2017, against a former UAW president in New Jersey who allegedly worked with a health insurance broker to “steal $1 million from the union’s self-insured health plan and defraud Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of approximately $5.5 million,” the Free Press reported.
What type of employees were impacted?Unions allegedly involved in theft, according to the documents, represent employees across many different fields.
“nurses, aerospace engineers, firefighters, teachers, film and TV artists, air traffic controllers, musicians, bus inspectors, bakery workers, roofers, postal workers, machinists, ironworkers, steelworkers, dairy workers, plasterers, train operators, plumbers, stagehands, engineers, electricians, heat insulators, missile range workers and bricklayers.”
And thefts are happening in cities both large and small. Often, a union’s local bookkeeper, president or treasurer dips into funds, according to the report. Sometimes gambling is the culprit, other times the money is used to buy luxury items.
In the story, union leaders say they put safeguards into place to avoid embezzlement, but doing so is “nearly impossible.” When crimes happen, the credibility of unions is damaged, said Harley Shaiken, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley who specializes in labor and the global economy.
“Corruption undermines the very soul of unions,” he told the Free Press. “And it’s used effectively to damage unions politically.”
Why does this happen?Theft happens when people have access to the money and they feel entitled to it, Peter Henning, a former federal prosecutor who teaches law at Wayne State University, told the Free Press.
“Unions are not unique,” Henning said. “Another group hit hard by embezzlement are churches. You can’t train people to be ethical. It’s just access to money.”
“These people view themselves as overworked and underpaid,” Henning told the Free Press. “Well, I’ve just identified 80 percent of the country.”
Behold as California Shows Us How to Commit Cultural Suicide
January 2, 2018
As 2017 became 2018 on Monday, a new law took effect in California that will go a long way towards giving every illegal immigrant in the state immunity from deportation. This “sanctuary state” law actively prohibits law enforcement officials from asking people about their immigration status or cooperating in any way with federal immigration authorities. Even so, Gov. Jerry Brown has characterized the law as a compromise, seeing as how ICE will still be allowed to operate in the state and have access to local jails.
“These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day,” said Brown in an October statement.
Those in favor of our country taking the drastic, extreme, racist step of actually enforcing the law have harshly criticized California’s new legislation as an experiment in anarchy. At the time of the bill’s passage, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the administration hoped California voters would “push back on their governor’s irresponsible decision moving forward.” Acting ICE director Thomas Homan said the Democrats chose “to prioritize politics over public safety.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their protection the most.”
Much has been written about the moral rot of America, but the fact that Democrats have wrangled the high ground on this divisive issue is a sign that we have a more pressing problem. Call it the mental rot of America, or at least the mental rot of the left. How millions of Americans have been bamboozled into believing that it’s actually evil to send criminals back to their home countries is a question that will stupefy historians for generations to come.
With this law, California has taken a bizarre leap towards membership in the European Union, where our Western allies are eagerly sacrificing their culture and security on the altar of a badly misguided sense of universal obligation. We can take some small comfort in knowing that this law will not bring in thousands of Islamists, but would Brown have stayed his pen if he’d thought otherwise? Doubtful. The same liberal blindness is at work in both situations, the same weird idea that fat, white Westerners have no right to exercise any control over their borders. And if this relaxed view of sovereignty leads to the destruction of everything we built over the last 250 years? Well, it’s probably for the best.
Maybe that is, at last, the best explanation. The left has embedded in half the country a seething hate for our history, our culture, our traditions. We are perhaps the first country that has grown so collectively depressed about our success that it has driven us to suicide. It’s not actually blindness at work after all, because no grown adult could be so blind as to think open borders could lead to anything other than disaster. We are the individual who knows his reckless behavior will lead to self-destruction, a knowledge that does not act as a deterrent because he thinks he deserves nothing less.
As conservatives, we are the conjoined twin doomed to die right alongside him if we can’t figure out how to wrestle the gun away.
France Devolves Into Chaos on NYE with Mass Arrests in Islamic “No-Go” Zones
By Andrew West January 2, 2018
The European continent has been struggling with an unlikely problem over the course of the last few years, and 2018 isn’t looking to be any different.As Syrian President Bashar al Assad began a terror-laced power grab in his country’s civil war, his nefarious actions caused a mass exodus of effected citizens. These refugees found themselves scrambling out of Syria, with many landing in Europe, where the European Union declared that they would be welcomed with open arms at an unprecedented pace.
This unprecedented pace, however, was not due to al Assad’s horrific crimes, (which we in no way wish to downplay), but, rather, from the EU’s wildly inappropriate quotas that have been mandated among member nations, forcing these supposedly sovereign nations into a haphazard vetting process. Should these nations not meet the EU quota, they would find themselves on the receiving end of numerous financial penalties.
In turn, hasty and ineffective background checks were implemented in many of these nations in order to streamline the immigration process, thusly leading to ISIS’ recognition of the ease in which they could infiltrate Europe using faux refugees.
Now, after an influx of Islamic “ideals” and radical, terror-linked Muslims, Europe is completely under siege. We needn’t look any further than French New Year’s Eve celebrations to confirm the scope of this invasion.
“New Year’s Eve celebrations in France led to national outcry after footage of a female police officer being savagely attacked surfaced, among reports that over 1,000 cars were burned overnight and 510 arrests took place.
“The female police officer was attacked alongside her male inspector in the Paris suburb of Champigny-sur-Marne by a large mob in the early hours of Monday morning, with both individuals being hospitalised.
“In the footage widely shared to social media, a large group of African appearance males stand around cheering as a female police officer is kicked to the ground, taking several blows to the head. In other parts of social media footage shared by Front National member of parliament Gilbert Collard, men cheer as cars are rolled over.
“The news of the attack comes as the French government revealed the shocking extent of violence across the country on New Year’s Eve, despite some 140,000 members of the security forces being deployed to the streets to keep order. Some 1,031 cars were burnt out over the course of the night, up from 935 the year before, and arrests stood at 510, up from 456.”
Without a massive shift in EU culture, there is little hope that member nations will be able to survive this onslaught of criminal behavior.
Furthermore, there seems to be little effort underway for the international community to remedy Bashar al Assad’s heinous ways in Syria, leading to the reality that a great many of these “asylum seekers” will never find themselves in a position to go home.
Immigrant lied about age in major case over illegals’ right to abortion‘Jane Roe’ is 19, not 17, and not eligible for more lenient Unaccompanied Alien Children program
By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Updated: 10:04 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Obama Judge Orders Abortion for Two Illegal Mothers
Dec 19, 2017
Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan ordered the Trump administration on Monday to “promptly and without delay” allow two pregnant immigrant teens in U.S. custody to access abortion services.
Both of the 17-year-olds are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). One teen, identified as Jane Roe, is about 10 weeks pregnant. The other, identified as Jane Poe, requested an abortion earlier this month after being told by her doctor that she is approaching 22 weeks.
If the government continues to block the teenagers’ access to abortion, Chutkan wrote, they “will both suffer irreparable injury in the form of, at a minimum, increased risk to their health, and perhaps the permanent inability to obtain a desired abortion to which they are legally entitled.”
Within an hour of the judge’s ruling, the administration had simultaneously asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and the Supreme Court to intervene. The individual cases are part of a broader lawsuit challenging the government’s new policy of discouraging, and even blocking, undocumented teens in custody from terminating pregnancies. Since March, the Trump administration has refused to “facilitate” abortions for unaccompanied minors taken into federal custody after crossing the border illegally. The government says the minors have the option of voluntarily returning to their home countries or could be released to sponsors in the United States who presumably could help them end their pregnancies.
Wife of demoted DOJ official worked for firm behind anti-Trump dossier
By James Rosen, Jake Gibson | Fox News
Deeper connections revealed between Fusion GPS, DOJ official
EXCLUSIVE: A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.
Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.
Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page.
Top DOJ official demoted after contact with dossier authors“The House Intelligence Committee,” Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in a statement on Monday, “is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr.”
Until Dec. 6, when Fox News began making inquiries about him, Bruce Ohr held two titles at DOJ. He was, and remains, director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force; but his other job was far more senior. Mr. Ohr held the rank of associate deputy attorney general, a post that gave him an office four doors down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The day before Fox News reported that Mr. Ohr held his secret meetings last year with the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, and with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, the Justice Department stripped Ohr of his deputy title and ousted him from his fourth floor office at the building that DOJ insiders call “Main Justice.”
The Department of Justice has provided no public explanation for Ohr’s demotion. Officials inside the Department have told Fox News his wearing of two hats was “unusual,” but also confirm Ohr had withheld his contacts with the Fusion GPS men from colleagues at the DOJ.
Bruce G. Ohr was demoted at the DOJ for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump 'dossier.' (AP)
Former FBI Director James Comey has described the dossier as a compendium of “salacious and unverified” allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump and his associates, including Page, a foreign policy adviser. The dossier was provided to the FBI in July 2016, shortly before then-candidate Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination. As Comey later testified, it was in that same month that the FBI began a counterintelligence probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
The disclosure by Fox News that Bruce Ohr met with Simpson and Steele last year expanded the reach of the dossier’s creators from the FBI into the top echelons of the Justice Department. Initial investigation suggested that Steele, a longtime FBI informant whose contacts with Mr. Ohr are said to date back a decade, might have played the central role in putting Simpson together with the associate deputy attorney general. Now, the revelation that Mrs. Ohr worked for Simpson calls that account into question.
A review of open source materials shows Mrs. Ohr was described as a Russia expert at the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank, when she worked there, briefly, a decade ago. The Center’s website said her project focused on the experiences of Russian farmers during Stalin’s collectivization program and following the invasion of Russia by Nazi forces in 1941. She has also reviewed a number of books about twentieth century Russia, including Reconstructing the State: Personal Networks and Elite Identity in Soviet Russia (2000), by Gerald Easter, a political scientist at Boston College, and Bertrand M. Patenaude’s The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 (2002).
Contacted by Fox News late Monday, DOJ officials declined to comment.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the intelligence committee, declined to comment on the original disclosure about Mr. Ohr’s secret meetings, and did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Mrs. Ohr.
While Nunes has issued numerous subpoenas to DOJ and FBI relating to the dossier, and has threatened contempt-of-Congress citations against Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray for what congressional Republicans have termed “stonewalling” by the two agencies, Schiff has mostly objected to the demands for documents and witnesses, casting the entire dossier probe as innately political. “I think there's a hope that if they can impeach Christopher Steele, and they can impeach the FBI and DOJ, maybe they can impeach the whole Russia investigation,” Schiff told MSNBC in September.
James Rosen joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1999 and is the network’s chief Washington correspondent.
Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.
Deep State Leakers Just Got The Worst News Of Their Lives
The Deep State has made no secret it wants Donald Trump gone.
Its operatives have fed the press illegal leaks to try and generate enough pressure from media created scandals to impeach Trump or force his resignation.
But Jeff Sessions just gave the Deep State leakers the worst news of their lives.
In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, the Attorney General revealed there are 27 ongoing leak investigations.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified Tuesday that the Justice Department has 27 open investigations into leaks.
“We had about nine open investigations of classified leaks in the last three years,” Sessions said. “We have 27 investigations open today. We intend to get to the bottom of these leaks. I think it…has reached epidemic proportions. It cannot be allowed to continue and we will do our best effort to ensure it does not continue.”
President Donald Trump has been enraged about the amount of national security leaks during his administration. These leaks have included transcripts of his phone calls with foreign leaders. A July Senate report found that there were at least 125 news articles based on classified information during Trump’s first 126 days in office
The president previously attacked Sessions in a July tweet for a perceived weakness when it comes to leak investigations. “Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers!” Trump tweeted.
Shortly thereafter, Sessions held a press conference with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats during which the attorney general declared, “this culture of leaking must stop.”
“For those out there who may be listening or watching these announcements understand this: if you improperly disclose classified information, we will find you,” DNI Coats said. “We will investigate you. We will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law, and you will not be happy with the result.”
Illegal leaks of classified information fed the Russia collusion narrative.
And they all started just after Trump took office.
In February, the Deep State used illegal leaks to create the appearance National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was susceptible to Russian blackmail over routine conversations with the Russian Ambassador during the transition.
As the incoming National Security Advisor, it was wholly appropriate for Flynn to have talks with an official who would be considered having a position on the level of his own.
But the illegal leaks of conversations that were caught up in surveillance of the Russian Ambassador forced Flynn to resign.
Deep State leakers have also pushed misleading accounts of Trump’s conversations with foreign leaders in order to embarrass the President.
Conservatives have been demanding for months that the Department of Justice pick up the pace of leak investigations.
And now it appears that is happening and some Deep State operatives are about to wish they never leaked to the media.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.
Feds Raid 20 Immigrant ‘Birth Hotels’ in Los Angeles – This’ll Blow Your Mind
Did you know that this was a thing? This is quite the shocker…
Who knew that there was a booming ‘maternity tourism’ business in the United States?
It looks as though there are a number of women coming from China to give birth in the U.S. just to have their children born as American citizens.
These children are what called ‘anchor babies’.
Clash has recently covered the growing problem of Anchor Babies:
OMG: ‘Anchor Baby’ Population Eclipses American Birth Rate
In an unprecedented federal sting operation, the feds raided 20 ‘birth hotels’ in 3 California counties. The targets of the sting weren’t the women coming into the United States, but the masterminds of the scheme that make hundreds of thousands of dollars from this scam aimed at Chinese foreigners seeking the benefits of American citizenship for their progeny.
Some of the women pay as much as $100,000 to get into one of the luxury ‘birth hotels’.
Southern California apartment complexes that doubled as “maternity hotels” for Chinese women who want made-in-America babies were raided early Tuesday, capping an unprecedented federal sting operation, officials said.
NBC News was on the scene as Homeland Security agents swept into The Carlyle, a luxury property in Irvine, California, which housed pregnant women and new moms who allegedly forked over $40,000 to $80,000 to give birth in the United States.
Claude Arnold, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations for Los Angeles said, ‘It’s not necessarily illegal to come here to have the baby, but if you lie about your reasons for coming here, that’s visa fraud.’
There are several hundred ‘birth hotels’ to choose from on Chinese listing sites.
None of the women were arrested; they are being treated as material witnesses, and paramedics were on hand in case any of them went into labor during the sweep.
Instead, the investigation was aimed at ringleaders who pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars tax-free to help Chinese nationals obtain visas and then pamper them until they delivered in an American hospital at a discount, court papers show.
The women were counseled on how to hide their pregnancy during travel, what lies to tell to obtain a tourist visa, and to avoid suspicious immigration officials at the Los Angeles airport, instead, they should fly in through Hawaii, Las Vegas, or Korea.
All told, the feds raided 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, targeting three competing birth tourism schemes, officials said. The suspected operators have not been charged but are being questioned.
The organizers who allegedly ran the Carlyle site, Chao Chen and Dong Li, used a website to drum up business, touting the benefits of a child with U.S. citizenship: 13 years of free education, low-cost college financial aid, less pollution, and a path for the entire family to emigrate when the child becomes an adult.
The women would be pampered by the handlers until their delivery date, and would get reduced rates at local hospitals.
The women’s handlers provided transportation for doctor visits and trips to restaurants and shops, the court papers say. An agent tailing one of the suspects followed them to Target and Babies R Us.
They were funneled to several Orange County hospitals to deliver, but they didn’t pay full price — approximately $25,000 — for medical services, officials said. Instead, they got reduced rates for the indigent, ranging from nothing to $4,000,the court papers say.
That translated into big losses for the hospitals. More than 400 babies linked to the scheme were born at just one facility in a two-year period, investigators said.
The investigators discovered that the parents of one baby born in April 2014 who paid the hospital just $4,000 were spending money at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel, Rolex and Louis Vuitton, using an account with almost a quarter of a million dollars in it.
Seems like quite the scheme, eh?
Well, these folks weren’t done with just that.
The scam operators at the Carlyle added even more immigration fraud to the pile.
Li didn’t file a U.S. tax return and Chen didn’t declare hundreds of thousands of dollars in proceeds, the affidavit says. In addition, Chen and his wife, Jie Zhu committed marriage fraud, pretending to be divorced so they could get “green-card” marriages in the U.S., the feds charged.
Efforts to reach Chen, Zhu and Li by phone were unsuccessful. It was not clear if they have retained legal counsel.
But it wasn’t just what was going on at the Carlyle, there were other raids, too.
In addition to the operation at the Carlyle, the feds zeroed in on two other alleged schemes.
Wen Rui Deng, Li Yan Lang and Wen Shan Sun were accused of charging women $10,000 to $25,000 to put them up at the Pheasant Ridge apartments in Rowland Heights, where the “one dragon service” included baby nurses, the court papers say.
A company called USA Happy Baby, run by Michael Wei Yueh Liu and Jing Dong, set up at The Reserves apartments in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities charged.
Source: NBC News
The women were keen to have their ‘anchor babies’ born here because they knew that that would allow a ‘pathway to citizenship’ for them due to ‘chain migration’, not to mention the educational benefits that their kids would have.
Our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of fixing.
There are so many that are abusing the non-merit-based system that was put into place in 1965.
We need it fixed once and for all.
I know just the man with the balls to do it — our badass President Trump.
Does your grandpa go off on paltry politicians, whether they be Democrats or Republicans? Does he get misty eyed when he talks about God and Country and America’s future? And have you ever heard him scream, ‘Awww … Hell no!’ when Rosie O’Donnell starts yapping on television? If you answered yes to one, or all of the above, then your gramps will love Doug Giles’ latest book, My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass.
Don’t be fooled by the title — this ain’t just for Grandpa.
The Snowflake Generation — and the rest of America — needs a good ol’ dose of ‘Grandpa wisdom’.
Especially if that Grandpa is Doug Giles.
You’ll love My Grandpa Is A Patriotic Badass just as much as Grandpa will.
Ladies, tell everyone that you don’t like the emasculated, metro-sexual ‘feminists’ — you’d rather have a President with balls:
And gents, let everyone know that you want your President to be just as much of a man as you are:
Donald J. Trump is our 45th President. Why? Because Americans from all races and classes are sick of whining Republicans and corrupt Democrats. Finally, we have a President who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks even if it is not popular with the press. Trump is not a typical politician. Trump can’t be bought. He will back up what he says with action, no matter the cost. Finally. A president with balls!
Kate Steinle Killer Sentenced to Time Served
by JOEL B. POLLAK
5 Jan 2018
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a.k.a. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the illegal alien, five-time deportee, and seven-time convicted felon who killed 32-year-old American Kate Steinle in July 2015, was sentenced to time served on Friday after being convicted in November of possession of a firearm by a felon.Zarate was acquitted of the murder and assault charges he faced, in what critics called an example of jury nullification in the politically-charged case.
Zarate was sentenced to three years in state prison, but “will be on parole for 48 months and will remain in custody to face federal charges,” according to Fox News. Those federal charges include weapons and immigration offenses.
The Steinle case electrified national debate about illegal aliens and “sanctuary cities,” especially as Zarate admitted that he had sought to live in San Francisco because he would be safer from law enforcement. Donald Trump, who had launched his campaign for president just a few weeks before, took up the Steinle case among several others in which Americans had been killed by illegal aliens.
Some left-wing activists greeted the Steinle verdict by declaring her killing an “accident,” and accused Trump of “scapegoating immigrants.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at the time:
When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public’s safety at risk. San Francisco’s decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle. While the State of California sought a murder charge for the man who caused Ms. Steinle’s death—a man who would not have been on the streets of San Francisco if the city simply honored an ICE detainer—the people ultimately convicted him of felon in possession of a firearm. The Department of Justice will continue to ensure that all jurisdictions place the safety and security of their communities above the convenience of criminal aliens. I urge the leaders of the nation’s communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named to Forward’s 50 “most influential” Jews in 2017. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.
Bold Priest Ask Mr. Pope, ‘Why Condemn Capitalism, But Not Communism?’ Buy That Priest A Beer!
This Cuban-American priest isn’t buying Pope Francis’ crap about Capitalism.
He may wear a collar, but this priest is no unthinking drone. When the Pope is wrong, Father Cutié is gonna call him on it.
In a big way.
Prominent Cuban-American priest, Father Alberto Cutié, questions Pope Francis’ apparently warm attitude towards the Castro dictatorship during his visit to Cuba this week, asking in a Miami Herald column, “Why do you so strongly condemn capitalism … but we never see an equally strong condemnation of atheist communism?”
Writing for the Spanish-language El Nuevo Herald, Father Cutié–a former television and radio host, who left the Catholic priesthood for the Episcopal Church to start a family in 2009–notes that while he is no longer in the Church, he feels a kinship to Pope Francis from being “part of the same labor of the Lord, with the same desire to see the Kingdom of God present ‘on earth as it is in Heaven.’” He presents his bafflement with the Pope’s visit to Cuba, in which he made only passing mentions to the rampant political oppression on the island, as three questions:
Why do you and other religion leaders condemn capitalism so strongly, and offer us a list of all the disasters that result from it on earth, but we never see an equally strong condemnation of atheist communism, which continues to cause the world so much harm? This inequality when the time comes to condemn appears unjust. […]
Read more: Breitbart
And really, the bro’s got a helluva point.
And that’s without even getting into the worldwide death toll of Communism, not just in wars, but in killing their own civilians.
Ladies, tell everyone that you don’t like the emasculated, metro-sexual ‘feminists’ — you’d rather have a President with balls:
And gents, let everyone know that you want your President to be just as much of a man as you are:
Donald J. Trump is our 45th President. Why? Because Americans from all races and classes are sick of whining Republicans and corrupt Democrats. Finally, we have a President who isn’t afraid to say what he thinks even if it is not popular with the press. Trump is not a typical politician. Trump can’t be bought. He will back up what he says with action, no matter the cost. Finally. A president with balls!
Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought donor cash for two Trump accusers
BY JOHN SOLOMON AND ALISON SPANN - 12/15/17 11:00 AM EST
A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trumpduring the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.
California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.
The women’s accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort.
Bloom, who has assisted dozens of women in prominent harassment cases and also defended film executive Harvey Weinstein earlier this year, represented four women considering making accusations against Trump last year. Two went public, and two declined.In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election.
“Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” said Bloom, whose clients have also included accusers of Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly.
Bloom said her goal in securing money was not to pressure the women to come forward, but rather to help them relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe during the waning days of a vitriolic election. She declined to identify any of the donors.
And while she noted she represented sexual harassment victims for free or at reduced rates, she also acknowledged a standard part of her contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33 percent if she sold their stories to media outlets.
“Our standard pro bono agreement for legal services provides that if a media entity offers to compensate a client for sharing his or her story we receive a percentage of those fees. This rarely happens. But, on occasion, a case generates media interest and sometimes (not always) a client may receive an appearance fee,” she said.
“As a private law firm we have significant payroll, rent, taxes, insurance and other expenses every week, so an arrangement where we might receive some compensation to defray our costs seems reasonable to us and is agreed to by our clients,” Bloom added.
Bloom told The Hill she had no contact with Clinton or her campaign, but declined to address any contacts with super PACs that supported the Democratic presidential nominee.
Josh Schwerin, the communications director for Priorities USA Action, the largest pro-Clinton super PAC, told The Hill that the group had no relationship with Bloom and had no discussions with her about supporting Trump accusers.
One Bloom client who received financial help from Bloom was New York City makeup artist Jill Harth.
The former beauty contestant manager filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997 and then withdrew it under pressure. The news media discovered the litigation during the election, and Harth’s name became public in the summer of 2016. She asked Bloom to represent her in the fall after hearing Trump describe her allegations against him as false, and became a vocal critic of Trump.
“I consider myself lucky to have had Lisa Bloom by my side after my old lawsuit resurfaced. She advised me with great competence and compassion,” Harth told The Hill.
Harth said she did not originally ask Bloom for money, even though her cosmetics business suffered from the notoriety of the campaign stories about her.
But later, Bloom arranged a small payment from the licensing of some photos to the news media, and then set up a GoFundMe.com account to raise money for Harth in October 2016. “Jill put herself out there, facing off with Donald Trump. Let’s show her some love,” the online fundraising appeal set up by Bloom’s husband declared.
The effort raised a little over $2,300.
Bloom then arranged for a donor to make a larger contribution to help Harth pay off the mortgage on her Queens apartment in New York City. The amount was under $30,000, according to a source directly familiar with Harth’s situation. Public records show Harth’s mortgage was recorded as extinguished on Dec. 19, 2016.
Harth said the payments did not affect the merits of her allegations. She alleges that during a January 1993 meeting at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the future president pushed her up against a wall and groped her, trying to get his hands up her dress.
“Nothing that you’ve said to me about my mortgage or the Go Fund Me that was created to help me out financially affects the facts or the veracity of my 1997 federal complaint against Donald J. Trump for sexual harassment and assault,” she told The Hill.
“Having to retell my experiences of Donald Trump's harassment is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.”
Trump has steadfastly denied assaulting or harassing women, even after a videotape surfaced in September 2016 in which he can be heard boasting that famous men like him can grab women by the genitalia without consequence. Trump has dismissed the tape as "locker room talk."
Harth is currently writing a memoir about her whole experience, but without Bloom’s help.
Bloom acknowledged arranging financial help for Harth, who she said had lost income because of the publicity surrounding her allegations.
“She endured a tidal wave of hate for it. It was very painful for her. And as a New York City makeup artist, Jill lost jobs after she came out publicly against Donald Trump. I believed that people wanted to donate to help her, so we set up the GoFundMe account,” she told The Hill.
The Hill does not identify the names of victims of sexual assault or harassment unless they go public on their own, like Harth.
But one woman who did not go public with allegations agreed to share her documents and talk to The Hill about her interactions with Bloom if The Hill honored its commitment to maintain her anonymity.
Both that woman and Harth, who were friends, stressed that Bloom never asked them to make any statements or allegations except what they believed to be true.
Their texts and emails indicate Bloom held a strong dislike of Trump though. Bloom is the daughter of Gloria Allred, another prominent attorney who is representing a number of women who have made accusations of sexual misconduct against Trump.
In an email to the unnamed woman, Bloom said that her story was “further evidence of what a sick predator this man is,” referring to Trump.
Documents also show Bloom’s efforts to get alleged victims of sexual assault or harassment to come out against Trump intensified as Election Day 2016 approached.When Harth, for instance, informed Bloom she had just made a Facebook post urging other women to come forward about Trump in October 2016, the lawyer texted back: “Wow Jill that would be amazing. 27 days until the election.”
And when a potential client abruptly backed out of a pre-election news conference in which she was supposed to allege she was sexually assaulted at age 13, Bloom turned her attention to another woman.
That woman, Harth’s friend, went back and forth for weeks with Bloom in 2016 about going public with an allegation of an unsolicited advance by Trump on the 1990s beauty contest circuit.
“Give us a clear sense of what you need and we will see if it we can get it,” Bloom texted the woman a week before Election Day.
“I’m scared Lisa. I can’t relocate. I don’t like taking other people’s money,” the woman wrote to Bloom.
“Ok let’s not do this then,” Bloom responded. “We are just about out of time anyway.”
The woman then texted back demanding to know why there was a deadline. “What does time have to do with this? Time to bury Trump??? You want my story to bury trump for what? Personal gain? See that 's why I have trust issues!!”
The woman told The Hill in an interview that Bloom initially approached her in early October through Harth. She said she considered coming forward with her account of an unsolicited advance by Trump solely to support her friend Harth, and not because she had any consternation with Trump, who ended the advance when she asked him to stop, she said.
The woman said Bloom initially offered a $10,000 donation to the woman’s favorite church, an account backed up by text messages the two exchanged.
“Please keep the donation offer confidential except to your pastor,” Bloom wrote the woman on Oct. 14, 2016.
When Bloom found out the woman was still a supporter of Trump and associated with lawyers, friends and associates of the future president, she texted a request that jarred the woman.
“When you have a chance I suggest you delete the August 2015 Facebook post about supporting Trump,” Bloom texted. “Otherwise the reporter will ask you how you could support him after what he did to you. Your call but it will make your life easier.”
The woman declined. “I hate to say it, but i still rather have trump in office than hillary,” the woman texted back. Bloom answered, “Ok I respect that. Then don’t change anything.”
Eventually the two decided the woman’s continued support of Trump was a benefit to her narrative if she went public with her accusations, the messages show. “I love your point about being a Trump supporter too,” Bloom texted on Oct. 14, 2016.
The text messages show the woman made escalating requests for more money.
By early November, the woman said, Bloom’s offers of money from donors had grown to $50,000 to be paid personally to her, and then even higher.
“Another donor has reached out to me offering relocation/security for any woman coming forward. I’m trying to reach him,” Bloom texted the woman on Nov. 3, 2016. Later she added, “Call me I have good news.”
The woman responded that she wasn’t impressed with the new offer of $100,000 given that she had a young daughter. “Hey after thinking about all this, I need more than $100,000.00. College money would be nice” for her daughter. “Plus relocation fees, as we discussed.”
The figured jumped to $200,000 in a series of phone calls with Bloom that week, according to the woman. The support was promised to be tax-free and also included changing her identity and relocating, according to documents and interviews.
Bloom told The Hill that the woman asked for money as high as $2 million in the conversations, an amount that was a nonstarter, but the lawyer confirmed she tried to arrange donations to the woman in the low six figures.
“She asked to be compensated, citing concerns for her safety and security and over time, increased her request for financial compensation to $2 million, which we told her was a non-starter,” Bloom told The Hill. “We did relay her security concerns to donors, but none were willing to offer more than a number in the low six figures, which they felt was more appropriate to address her security and relocation expenses.”
The woman said that when she initially talked to Bloom she simply wanted to support Harth and had no interest in being portrayed as an accuser or receiving money. But when Bloom’s mention of potential compensation became more frequent, the woman said she tried to draw out the lawyer to see how high the offer might reach and who might be behind the money.
Just a few days before the election, the woman indicated she was ready to go public with her story, then landed in the hospital and fell out of contact with Bloom.
The lawyer repeatedly texted one of the woman’s friends on Nov. 4, 2016, but the friend declined to put the woman on the phone, instead sending a picture of the client in a hospital bed.
Bloom persisted, writing in a series of texts to the friend that she needed to talk to her hospitalized client because it could have “a significant impact on her life” and a “big impact on her daughter” if she did not proceed with her public statement as she had planned.
“She is in no condition for visitors,” the friend texted Bloom back.
“If you care about her you need to leave her be until she is feeling better,” the friend added in another text.
Bloom hopped on a plane from California to come see the woman on the East Coast, according to the text messages and interviews.
The next day, the woman finally reconnected with Bloom and informed her she would not move forward with making her allegations public. Bloom reacted in a string of text messages after getting the news.
“I am confused because you sent me so many nice texts Wednesday night after my other client wasted so much of my time and canceled the press conference,” Bloom texted on Nov. 5, 2016. “That meant a lot to me. Thursday you said you wanted to do this if you could be protected/relocated. I begged you not to jerk me around after what I had just gone through.”
A little later, she added another text. “You have treated me very poorly. I have treated you with great respect as much as humanly possible. I have not made a dime off your case and I have devoted a great deal of time. It doesn’t matter. I could have done so much for you. But you can’t stick to your word even when you swear you will.”
After the woman was released from the hospital, she agreed to meet Bloom at a hotel on Nov. 6, just two days before Trump unexpectedly defeated Clinton.
The woman told The Hill in an interview that at the hotel encounter, Bloom increased the offer of donations to $750,000 but still she declined to take the money.
The woman texted Bloom that day saying she didn’t mean to let her lawyer down.
“You didn’t let me down,” Bloom texted back. “You came and spoke to me and made the decision that’s right for you. That’s all I wanted.”
Bloom confirmed to The Hill that she flew to Virginia to meet with the woman after she had changed her mind several times about whether to go public with her accusations against Trump.
“We invited her to meet with us at the hotel restaurant and she accepted. Ultimately, after another heartfelt discussion, she decided that she did not want to come forward, and we respected her decision,” Bloom told The Hill.
Bloom said the donor money was never intended “to entice women to come forward against their will.”
“Nothing can be further from the truth. Some clients asked for small photo licensing fees while others wanted more to protect their security,” she said.
Bloom declined to identify the name of any donors who would have provided money for women making accusations against Trump.
Harth and the woman who decided not to go public said they never were given any names of donors.
But Bloom told the woman who declined to come forward that she had reached out to political action committees supporting Clinton’s campaign.
“It’s my understanding that there is some Clinton Super Pack [sic] that could help out if we did move forward,” the woman wrote Bloom on Oct. 11, 2016. “If we help the Clinton campaign they in turn could help or compensate us?”
Bloom wrote back, “Let’s please do a call. I have already reached out to Clinton Super PACs and they are not paying. I can get you paid for some interviews however.”
The woman who ultimately declined to come forward with Bloom told The Hill that she stayed silent for an entire year afterward because she did not want to call attention to her family.
She said she supported Trump in 2016, and that he she held no resentment about the early 1990s advance because Trump stopped it as soon as she asked him.
She said she remains friends with many people associated with the president to this day, including one of his best personal friends and a lawyer who works for one of the firms representing Trump.
The woman said, however, no one associated with the Trump White House or the president forced her to come forward or made any offers to induce her to talk to The Hill. She said she agreed to do so only after she became disgusted to learn this past October that Bloom had agreed to work in defense of Weinstein.
“I couldn’t understand how she could say she was for people like me and then represent someone like him. And then all the money stuff I knew about. I just became frustrated,” she said.
Bloom dropped her representation of Weinstein as the accusations piled up against him, telling Buzzfeed that it had been a “colossal mistake.”
Nearly from the beginning, Bloom made clear to the woman she would have to pay her law firm a commission on any fees the attorney arranged from media outlets willing to pay for the woman’s story, according to a copy of a contract as well as a text message sent to the woman.
“Outlets with which I have good relationships that may pay for your first on camera interview, revealing your name and face: Inside Edition, Dr. Phil, LawNewz.com,” Bloom texted the woman just weeks before Election Day. “My best estimate of what I could get for you would be $10-15,000 (less our 1/3 attorney fee)."
“If you are interested I would recommend Inside Edition or Dr. Phil as they are much bigger. Dr. Phil is doing a show on Trump accusers next Tuesday in LA and would fly you here and put you up in a nice hotel, and pay for your meals as well, with your daughter if you like,” Bloom’s text added. “Media moves very quickly so you need to decide and then once confirmed, you need to stick to it.”
Representatives of "Inside Edition" and "Dr. Phil" said they did not pay any Trump accusers for appearances last year.
Bloom’s firm sent the woman a “media-related services” contract to represent her for “speaking out against Donald Trump” that laid out business terms for selling a story in the most direct terms.
“You will compensate the Firm thirty-three percent (33%) of the total fee that you collect, whether the media deal or licensing fees is for print, Internet, radio, television, film or any other medium,” Bloom’s proposed contract, dated Oct. 10, 2016, read. The woman said she signed the contract.
When Bloom found out in early November that the woman and the friend had discussions with CBS News about doing an interview on their own, the lawyer texted back: “CBS does not pay for stories.”
A little later Bloom sent another text suggesting the arrangements she was making could be impacted by the unauthorized media contacts. “You and your friends should not be shopping the story it will come back to bite you,” Bloom texted. “And this whole thing we have worked so hard to make happen will go away.”
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Catherine Austin Fitts-They're Trying to Centralize Control
Published on May 9, 2017
Financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts says the elite are trying to shrink the pie to centralize control. It doesn't have to be that way. There are lots of ways to grow the pie, and one way is with new technology.
Fitts thinks President Trump “has done a much better job than I expected considering he has no government experience.”
The fraud in the budgets, according to Fitts, has got to stop. . . . More than $11 trillion has disappeared from the federal budgets, and it’s all documented on Solari.com.
Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing during the Bush (41) Administration and Publisher of The Solari Report.
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