"Tea Party Surges to Win Wars Waged by Democrat Lies… " www Aileen Milton, President of The Villages Tea Party ________________________
PRESS RELEASE EVANGELICAL LEADER BLASTS “AOC” FOR TRIVIALIZING THE MEMORY OF THE HOLOCAUST TO DEFEND ANTI-SEMITE ILHAN OMAR LAURIE CARDOZA-MOORE: “OCASIO-CORTEZ IS A DISGRACE TO LATINOS, A DISGRACE TO WOMEN AND A DISGRACE TO AMERICA”Nashville, TN (4/15/2019) -- Evangelical leader Laurie Cardoza-Moore has called out the ill-informed Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for trivializing the memory of the Holocaust by tweeting a statement by Pastor Martin Niemöller in defense of the anti-Semite and Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group collaborator, Ilhan Omar. The statement AOC quoted was written by Niemöller who lived under the Nazi regime and used his influence to defend the innocent victims of his government. In contrast, Ilhan Omar is a collaborator of the Muslim Brotherhood which historically supported the Nazis then, and is aggressively seeking the destruction of Israel and America now. Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet appeared on April 13th after President Trump tweeted a video of Omar belittling the 9/11 attacks at a Muslim Brotherhood (CAIR sponsored) terrorist fundraising event in which she described the worst terror attack on American soil as “some people, did something”. PJTN has added the names of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib to their Ilhan Omar petition calling for their removal from Congress in addition to Omar as they are now working in unison to achieve the same goals. The petition has already amassed tens of thousands of signatures. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) and host of the award-winning Christian television program Focus On Israel that reaches a global weekly audience of over 2 billion viewers worldwide stated: “If Ocasio-Cortez is going to quote someone from the Nazi-era to support Omar, she needs to quote a Nazi collaborator! Niemoller was against the Nazis and used his influence to mobilize the Germans against them,” Cardoza-Moore went on to say, “Are Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib an example of the growing number of uneducated graduates from U.S. schools? ‘God help us’! You just can’t make this stuff up! They have no clue about history! Or worse, are they actively engaged in a Goebbels-style media propaganda war in order to re-write history?” Cardoza-Moore went: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a traitor to her Sephardic Jewish ancestors and the memory of all of us from Hispania whose ancestors were tortured and murdered during the Spanish Inquisition. Her tweet equating the President’s criticism of Ilhan Omar with Nazi-era Jews facing extermination by the Third Reich is absolutely pathetic! Not only was her statement not befitting of a U.S. lawmaker, but it is also an embarrassment to our ancestors and shows her lack of education. She needs to stand down and Americans of Hispanic/Latino descent need to join me in calling her out!” Cardoza-Moore added: “The three uneducated Congresswomen that arose from the anti-Semitic, un-American, Women’s March are waging an unholy war in Congress to belittle the Holocaust, normalize anti-Semitism, mainstream anti-Americanism and whitewash Islamism. We the people, especially women of Hispanic-Latino descent, will not idly stand by as subversive forces openly work to destroy our country from within.” “The President has taken the first step by making his voice heard on the issue. Now it’s time for him to act to oust them from Congress. We are still awaiting an investigation by the Justice Department into Ilhan Omar’s fundraising activities for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA). Both Muslim Brotherhood front groups.” Cardoza-Moore concluded: “As a descendant of Sephardic Jewish immigrants, I refuse to stand by while these women perpetuate a climate of anti-Semitism. They do not speak for immigrants, for women or for the under-privileged. Ocasio-Cortez is a disgrace to Latinos, a disgrace to women and a disgrace to America. It’s time these three anti-Semitic uneducated women were marched out of Congress once and for all.” Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN), a 501c3 non-profit organization, was established to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel against the rise of global anti-Semitism. Utilizing powerful film and video presentations, a variety of grassroots rallies, events and speaking engagements to facilitate dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities in support of the State of Israel and against global genocidal anti-Semitism. In recent months the organization has led the struggle against BDS in America with a wave of state resolutions and has exposed textbooks used in U.S. schools that are indoctrinating our children with inaccurate historical information, bias and values that do not reflect our nation. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations is the show host of the award-winning Evangelical docu-style program Focus On Israel that reaches a weekly global audience of over 2 billion viewers in 200 nations through our 20 global media partners. Resource PJTN online: www.pjtn.org
Why North Texas CIOs need to keep a sharp eye on future Former Southern Co. CIO Becky Blalock will be giving the keynote address that looks at risk-taking at the Dallas CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards on Feb. 22. SUBMITTED PHOTO COMPANIES IN THIS ARTICLESouthern Co. Atlanta, GA $23BRevenue See full profile By Brian Womack – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal Feb 13, 2019, 8:48am ESTBecky Blalock has seen a lot in her more than 30 years of business experience, but she sees the job of chief information officer – a role she once held – as particularly challenging, even if some folks don’t. “There’s so much uncertainty that you’re having to deal with -- about the change that’s coming, and the future,” said Blalock, who had the CIO position at energy-provider Southern Co. (NYSE: SO). Blalock will be giving the keynote address that looks at risk-taking at the Dallas CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards on Feb. 22. The event recognizes executives in that role who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. CIOs need a sharp eye on the future as they continue to grapple with issues such as cybersecurity, data and digital transformation, she said. At the same time, they need to employ strong leadership skills as business strategists. “CIOs today have to be thinking 10 years down the road,” she said. “You’ve got to build the infrastructure now.” Blalock witnessed the challenges at Southern, a multibillion-dollar company where she’s spent much of her career. As she proved herself over the years, management would see more potential with her. She went to a leadership program at Harvard in the 1990s and was then named as assistant to the CEO. It was after that she would get the role of regional CIO. “I think I’m very flexible and adaptable,” she said. Indeed, after that position she would take on positions around much different parts of the company, including public relations along with community and economic development. To tackle new leadership positions, she was careful to listen to folks to help her understand exactly what needed to be done. That included talking to the executives she supports and the people who report to her, along with vendors. After a conversation with a person who had worked with her through different posts, she realized she didn’t have to be the subject-matter expert to be a good leader. “You don’t execute it yourself,” she said. “You figure out what needs to be done, and then you rally the troops to go make it happen. And if you’re so mired down in the details, micro-managing everything, it is never going to get done.” Her background as regional CIO would come back to help her when the top CIO job came open – and she beat out other candidates to get the role in 2002. Since leaving her post roughly nine years later, she’s stayed busy. She’s managing partner of Advisory Capital LLC, sits on boards, and has written a book called "Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage, and Career for Women in Charge." Lee Crump, group vice president and CIO of Atlanta-based pest-control company Rollins Inc., has known Blalock for about nine years. Crump said she possesses great expertise, emphasizing the importance of communicating and building good relationships. “She is especially good at helping IT leaders be better leaders -- and stressing the importance at the CIO level of good interpersonal and communication skills versus just good technical skills and knowledge,” Crump said in an emailed response to questions. When Blalock is judging folks in the industry, she wants to see CIOs who do more than “keep the lights on.” They need to be a leader in the community and the company. They also need to be able to grow talent under them. Women, in particular, face challenges in the field. “I think it’s very hard to be something you’ve never seen,” she said. “For the longest time, women didn’t see other women go into IT. As much progress as you think we’ve made, we haven’t.” ___________________________
Mueller, FBI criticized after sending huge team to arrest 66-year-old Roger Stone January 26, 2019 by Tony MatorImage: Video Screenshot The very public arrest of President Donald Trump’s former political adviser Roger Stone may have been calculated to put heat on the White House, but the flames are blowing back on special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year Russia collusion probe. Critics questioning why the FBI reportedly sent 29 heavily armed agents to raid the Fort Lauderdale home of a 66-year-old man charged with process crimes have noticed some troubling math — 29 is four more people than the government sent to raid Osama bin Laden in 2011. Troubling EscalationAs reporters’ cameras rolled, the predawn raid took a shockingly militaristic turn. An army of agents in combat gear and night-vision equipment drew rifles, swarmed the Stone family home and pounded on the door. “FBI! Open the door!” an agent shouted. “FBI, warrant!” Moments later, Stone appeared in sleepwear and glasses and peacefully gave himself up for arrest. Contrasted with the FBI’s dramatic show of force, the actual charges against Stone seemed anticlimactic — one count of obstruction, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering. CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman defended FBI’s “very effective” methods. “When the FBI wants to really make a splash, this is just the way they do it,” she said. However, Roger Stone’s attorney, Bruce Rogow, lambasted the raid as a “spectacle” and “completely unnecessary.” “Everyone knows where Roger Stone is,” Rogow said. “He’s not in hiding. Stone himself had harsh words for the Mueller investigation.”This morning at the crack of dawn, 29 agents arrived at my home with 17 vehicles with their lights flashing, when they could simply have contacted my attorneys and I would have been more than willing to surrender voluntarily,” Stone said. “They terrorized my wife, my dogs.” The president also criticized Mueller’s tactics, tweeting, “Border Coyotes, Drug Dealers and Human Traffickers are treated better.”
No Russia ConnectionThough Stone’s arrest comes as part of Mueller’s broader investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and Trump’s 2016 campaign, the specific charges are not related to collusion, but rather to process crimes allegedly committed during the investigation itself. Prosecutions of unrelated crimes have become a hallmark of Mueller’s investigation, netting convictions for high profile individuals such as former national security adviser Michael Flynn, but signifying that Mueller may be getting frustrated in his efforts to catch Trump. As for Stone, he maintains innocence and has vowed he will not be bullied by Mueller into turning against the president. “I will plead not guilty to these charges. I will defeat them in court,” Stone said. “There is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the president, nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on myself. I look forward to being fully and completely vindicated.” ____________________________
January 11, 2019 Hiding Evidence: The Continuing Cover-Up By Bryce Buchanan More information is supporting the theory that the current big Justice Department "investigations" are actually functioning as big cover-up operations. Robert Mueller's team is effectively hiding key evidence related to serious crimes committed by government officials. Mueller has nearly complete control over what the public or any investigator can see. He has control over what witnesses can talk about. This means that the Huber and Horowitz investigations exist to make you think something is being investigated when it is not. That is why Representatives Doug Collins, Mark Meadows, and Jim Jordan sent a letter to Huber, the U.S. attorney, this week that essentially exposes the fraud. The letter begins, "We write to request an update on the progress of your review of irregularities involved with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) actions during 2016 and 2017[.]" The letter then points to facts that indicate that there has been no real investigation. None of the many key witnesses has been interviewed. Huber refused to testify at a recent congressional hearing about the Clinton Foundation. The letter then asks for information in four areas where Huber cannot reply without further demonstrating that this is a fake investigation. There is also mounting evidence that hiding facts is common in deep state political crusades. A recent column by Marty Watters and Lee Cary exposes Mueller's long history of improperly hiding evidence. The column begins, "During his twelve-year reign as FBI Director, Robert Mueller not only protected his criminal friends by silencing those who could expose their bad acts, he projected his friends' crimes onto others." One example cited is the case of William Campbell, who infiltrated Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, for the FBI. Over a period of eight years, he documented the bribery and money-laundering involved in Russia's effort to get access to U.S. uranium assets. Massive donations were made to the Clinton Foundation, and absurdly high speaking fees were given to Bill Clinton by those who planned to profit from the deal. The reason you have not heard Campbell's story is that FBI director Mueller forbade him to go public. Attorney General Loretta Lynch threatened Campbell with jail if he told the truth. The truth was hidden, and the deal went through. You will remember the case of Valerie Plame, where a special counsel was empowered to find out who "outed" supposed covert agent Plame. It was known early in this politically motivated investigation that the chosen target, Dick Cheney's top aide, Scooter Libby, was not the person who had leaked Plames name. There were two earlier leakers whom Mueller's FBI knew about. But the special counsel did not want to let a good investigation go to waste, so he prolonged it for maximum political effect. Sound familiar? We know that the person who leaked Plame's name to Robert Novak was Richard Armitage. The Watters-Cary column added a new twist to the story by introducing an earlier leaker, who was hidden by Mueller. An FBI employee, Sibel Edmonds, did not like the extensive illegal surveillance she was witnessing. She wanted to expose the criminal actions of the FBI. Director Mueller intervened on two occasions to silence her. Some of the information from the surveillance related to Plame. Watters and Cary write: One of the "secrets" that Mueller did not want Edmonds to expose was that the FBI has a 2001 recording of Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman outing Plame's identity as a CIA employee to a Turkish diplomat. This was long before Richard Armitage claimed he "accidently" [sic] outed Plame to Robert Novak. Silencing Edmonds enabled Mueller to position his protégé, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, to eventually appoint their mutual, close friend, U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, as the Special Counsel tasked to discover who leaked Plame's identity as a CIA employee. Everyone with a need to know already knew the original leaker was Grossman. But the public didn't need to know, and so the spin-up to the lengthy Plamegate puppet show began. Scott Johnson of Powerline has three posts about "Mueller's Cone of Silence" that relate to Mueller attempting to hide evidence in his Russian troll case. In February of last year, Mueller indicted Russian social media actors (some of whom do not even exist) for some trivial actions not aimed at any particular candidate. The apparent purpose of the indictment was to feed the Trump-Russia collusion fable by creating news stories containing the word "Russia." Mueller surely had no expectation that the Russians would answer the charges, but Concord Management did just that. Concord's attorney has asked to see the evidence against its people. Mueller has essentially told the judge that the evidence is "sensitive," and he doesn't want to show it. Openly telling the defendant he can't see the evidence is one step more brazen than simply hiding the evidence. The Concord attorney responded this way in his motion to Judge Dabney Friedrich: In this first-of-its-kind prosecution of a make-believe crime, the Office of Special Counsel maintains that it can unilaterally – and for secret reasons disclosed only to the Court – categorize millions of pages of non-classified documents as "sensitive," and prohibit defense counsel from sharing this information with Defendant[.] It is interesting that Judge Friedrich is married to Matthew Friedrich, who is tied directly to Mueller in some well documented cases of hiding evidence from defendants. Sidney Powell's great book, Licensed to Lie, describes the extreme corruption of Mueller's prosecutors in the cases of Ted Stevens, Merrill Lynch, and Enron. Evidence was hidden in these cases on a grand scale. Later, after the damage was done, higher courts overturned verdicts and strongly rebuked the dishonest prosecutors. In 2014, Sidney Powell wrote a column about what Eric Holder had done to four of the corrupt and discredited prosecutors described in Powell's book. Holder did the same thing that our current "dirty cops" expected from President Hillary Clinton. Holder "honored, promoted and protected" them. Matthew Friedrich was one of the four, and Andrew Weissmann was another. Matthew Friedrich "personally told the jury facts that were directly refuted by [evidence he withheld][.] ... Mr. Friedrich rushed the indictment of Senator Stevens and micromanaged that corrupted prosecution, which cost the citizens of Alaska their senior Senator, changed the balance of power in the Senate, and facilitated the enactment of Obamacare. " Judge Friedrich is a Trump appointee. Her rulings so far indicate that she may be just as effective for Trump as Jeff Sessions was. Look at the big picture. Those in power regularly hide evidence of their crimes and get away with it. From Lois Lerner to Hillary Clinton to Strzok and Page, the dreaded "glitch" eats the most important evidence. From "Fast and Furious" to Benghazi to Comey's fake investigation of Hillary to Rosenstein's stonewalling to Mueller's "insurance policy" cover-up, hiding the facts is the primary goal. Joseph Stalin is quoted as saying, "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." It is also true that the actual evidence decides nothing. The people who control the evidence decide everything. Image: James Ledbetter via Flickr. More information is supporting the theory that the current big Justice Department "investigations" are actually functioning as big cover-up operations. Robert Mueller's team is effectively hiding key evidence related to serious crimes committed by government officials. Mueller has nearly complete control over what the public or any investigator can see. He has control over what witnesses can talk about. This means that the Huber and Horowitz investigations exist to make you think something is being investigated when it is not. That is why Representatives Doug Collins, Mark Meadows, and Jim Jordan sent a letter to Huber, the U.S. attorney, this week that essentially exposes the fraud. The letter begins, "We write to request an update on the progress of your review of irregularities involved with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) actions during 2016 and 2017[.]" The letter then points to facts that indicate that there has been no real investigation. None of the many key witnesses has been interviewed. Huber refused to testify at a recent congressional hearing about the Clinton Foundation. The letter then asks for information in four areas where Huber cannot reply without further demonstrating that this is a fake investigation. There is also mounting evidence that hiding facts is common in deep state political crusades. A recent column by Marty Watters and Lee Cary exposes Mueller's long history of improperly hiding evidence. The column begins, "During his twelve-year reign as FBI Director, Robert Mueller not only protected his criminal friends by silencing those who could expose their bad acts, he projected his friends' crimes onto others." One example cited is the case of William Campbell, who infiltrated Russia's State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rosatom, for the FBI. Over a period of eight years, he documented the bribery and money-laundering involved in Russia's effort to get access to U.S. uranium assets. Massive donations were made to the Clinton Foundation, and absurdly high speaking fees were given to Bill Clinton by those who planned to profit from the deal. The reason you have not heard Campbell's story is that FBI director Mueller forbade him to go public. Attorney General Loretta Lynch threatened Campbell with jail if he told the truth. The truth was hidden, and the deal went through. You will remember the case of Valerie Plame, where a special counsel was empowered to find out who "outed" supposed covert agent Plame. It was known early in this politically motivated investigation that the chosen target, Dick Cheney's top aide, Scooter Libby, was not the person who had leaked Plames name. There were two earlier leakers whom Mueller's FBI knew about. But the special counsel did not want to let a good investigation go to waste, so he prolonged it for maximum political effect. Sound familiar? We know that the person who leaked Plame's name to Robert Novak was Richard Armitage. The Watters-Cary column added a new twist to the story by introducing an earlier leaker, who was hidden by Mueller. An FBI employee, Sibel Edmonds, did not like the extensive illegal surveillance she was witnessing. She wanted to expose the criminal actions of the FBI. Director Mueller intervened on two occasions to silence her. Some of the information from the surveillance related to Plame. Watters and Cary write: One of the "secrets" that Mueller did not want Edmonds to expose was that the FBI has a 2001 recording of Under Secretary of State Marc Grossman outing Plame's identity as a CIA employee to a Turkish diplomat. This was long before Richard Armitage claimed he "accidently" [sic] outed Plame to Robert Novak. Silencing Edmonds enabled Mueller to position his protégé, Deputy Attorney General James Comey, to eventually appoint their mutual, close friend, U.S Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, as the Special Counsel tasked to discover who leaked Plame's identity as a CIA employee. Everyone with a need to know already knew the original leaker was Grossman. But the public didn't need to know, and so the spin-up to the lengthy Plamegate puppet show began. Scott Johnson of Powerline has three posts about "Mueller's Cone of Silence" that relate to Mueller attempting to hide evidence in his Russian troll case. In February of last year, Mueller indicted Russian social media actors (some of whom do not even exist) for some trivial actions not aimed at any particular candidate. The apparent purpose of the indictment was to feed the Trump-Russia collusion fable by creating news stories containing the word "Russia." Mueller surely had no expectation that the Russians would answer the charges, but Concord Management did just that. Concord's attorney has asked to see the evidence against its people. Mueller has essentially told the judge that the evidence is "sensitive," and he doesn't want to show it. Openly telling the defendant he can't see the evidence is one step more brazen than simply hiding the evidence. The Concord attorney responded this way in his motion to Judge Dabney Friedrich: In this first-of-its-kind prosecution of a make-believe crime, the Office of Special Counsel maintains that it can unilaterally – and for secret reasons disclosed only to the Court – categorize millions of pages of non-classified documents as "sensitive," and prohibit defense counsel from sharing this information with Defendant[.] It is interesting that Judge Friedrich is married to Matthew Friedrich, who is tied directly to Mueller in some well documented cases of hiding evidence from defendants. Sidney Powell's great book, Licensed to Lie, describes the extreme corruption of Mueller's prosecutors in the cases of Ted Stevens, Merrill Lynch, and Enron. Evidence was hidden in these cases on a grand scale. Later, after the damage was done, higher courts overturned verdicts and strongly rebuked the dishonest prosecutors. In 2014, Sidney Powell wrote a column about what Eric Holder had done to four of the corrupt and discredited prosecutors described in Powell's book. Holder did the same thing that our current "dirty cops" expected from President Hillary Clinton. Holder "honored, promoted and protected" them. Matthew Friedrich was one of the four, and Andrew Weissmann was another. Matthew Friedrich "personally told the jury facts that were directly refuted by [evidence he withheld][.] ... Mr. Friedrich rushed the indictment of Senator Stevens and micromanaged that corrupted prosecution, which cost the citizens of Alaska their senior Senator, changed the balance of power in the Senate, and facilitated the enactment of Obamacare. " Judge Friedrich is a Trump appointee. Her rulings so far indicate that she may be just as effective for Trump as Jeff Sessions was. Look at the big picture. Those in power regularly hide evidence of their crimes and get away with it. From Lois Lerner to Hillary Clinton to Strzok and Page, the dreaded "glitch" eats the most important evidence. From "Fast and Furious" to Benghazi to Comey's fake investigation of Hillary to Rosenstein's stonewalling to Mueller's "insurance policy" cover-up, hiding the facts is the primary goal. Joseph Stalin is quoted as saying, "The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." It is also true that the actual evidence decides nothing. The people who control the evidence decide everything. Image: James Ledbetter via Flickr. ___________________________
CNN SUCKS ... look to the left side of Acosta
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Sept 29th Demand apology from Government Officials who use this description for Concerned American Citizens
Definition of a Tea bagger .. To tea bag is a slang term for the sexual act of a man placing his scrotum in the mouth of a willing sexual partner for pleasure or onto the face or head of another person. The name of the practice, when it is done in a repeated in-and-out motion, is derived from its passing resemblance to the dipping of a tea bag into a cup of hot water as a method of brewingtea. As a form of non-penetrative sex, it can be done for its own enjoyment or as foreplay. _________________________
Poland Stands Up to EU Globalists Backed By Soros Mar 4, 2019By Jose Nino Poland is in the globalists’ crosshairs. The George Soros-funded Stefan Batory Foundation has urged Brussels bureaucrats to ramp up their efforts to shove globalism down Poland’s throat. The Stefan Batory Foundation was founded by Soros in 1988 with the aim of transitioning Communist Poland into an “open society.” The foundation released paper that praised the EU Commission’s efforts to impose its will over Poland under the guise of promoting “the rule of law”. The EU’s campaign to undermine Poland’s sovereignty persists despite the growing backlash from Poles.
The foundation is now calling Brussels to double down on Poland, claiming that the fight for “judicial independence” was a vital ingredient for protecting “human rights” across the EU. The Soros-backed NGO argues that the “battle for the rule of law in Poland… is effectively a battle for the survival of the EU.” For years, the Stefan Batory Foundation has worked to “prepare Polish society for refugees”, to “form positive attitudes towards” third world migration, and train thousands of professionals and officials to combat “prejudice” in addition to “hateful online comments”. Poland’s conservative Law and Justice Party (PIS) has led the charge in opposing EU moves to violate member nations’ sovereignty. PIS’s pro-national sovereignty platform has produced great results electorally, as it became the first party in the post-Communist era to win enough seats without needing a coalition in the 2015 elections. The PIS vowed to reverse the previous government’s pro-EU, pro-globalist agenda of resettling migrants into the country. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Stíjjártó teamed up in a press conference where they reaffirmed their support for a pro-sovereignty Europe. They called out the EU political establishment for its attempts to ram open borders down EU member nations’ throats. Poland has every reason to question EU migration policy. It has already turned into a social disaster for countries like France and the UK, with France recently joining the UK in embracing Big Brother to combat new crime waves. Poland is an oasis of reason in a desert of political irrationality. For a nation to secure its liberties, it must have the right to be able to secure its borders. __________________________
Its entrance was found under a manhole cover
CITY OF FONTANA POLICE DEPARTMENT
California police find gang's underground 'shooting range'
7 hours ago
Police in California have shared details and images of an underground shooting range they discovered at the home of a known gang member.The City of Fontana Police Department said they found several weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition inside the area. A manhole cover served as entrance to the cave. Police said they arrested suspects at the scene, but did not say who they were. Images of the unusual discovery were shared by the department on Facebook. "Friendly message to anyone who wants to engage in illegal activity and be a member of a gang: We will never give up on keeping our community safe and free of violence," they said in the post. "We are the champions at Hide and Seek and no manhole will help you," they added. Image copyrightCITY OF FONTANA POLICE DEPARTMENT Image captionPolice carried out the raid in San Bernardino County on Thursday nightThe post has had almost 2,000 likes and hundreds of comments since it was shared on Friday. At the end of their social media post, they quipped that would-be criminals and gang members should divert the energy spent building elaborate caves into becoming "a productive member of society" instead. "You will thank us later for this advice," they concluded the post. ___________________________
MS-13 Gang Member Arrested in Brutal NYC Subway Murder Feb 5, 2019 By Richard Moorhead A 26-year old MS-13 gang member was arrested in New York City Monday after brutal footage of a murder on the city’s subway system surfaced over the weekend. NYPD Detective Dermot Shea confirmed the shocking murder was motivated by a feud between MS-13- a international criminal gang rooted in Central American nations such as Honduras and San Salvador- and another criminal organization known as the “18th Street gang.” The victim of the murder, 20-year old Abel Mosso, was seen on video being mobbed on a subway platform by a group of men, in a fight that apparently started on board the train. The struggle ended when a man brandished a pistol and fired several shots, killing Mosso. The incident took place at the 90th Street-Elmhurst Station subway stop in the borough of Queens.
The suspect in custody has been identified as Ramiro ““Caramalo” Gutierrez. Gutierrez is already under state indictment for his previous role in a conspiracy to commit murder, having been freed from the state jail system on bail. MS-13 has a reputation for extremely brutal and sadistic violent acts rarely matched by other criminal organizations. Even some of the prominent Mexican drug cartels try to distance themselves from the group, unwilling to associate with them. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies indicated that the gang aims to boost its membership through recruitment of illegal immigrants to the United States. A sizable contingent of MS-13 violent crime convicts in the United States entered the country as unaccompanied minors during the presidency of Barack Obama. __________________________
Hans Spakovsky: Michael Cohen’s credibility is ‘absolutely zero’ January 18, 2019a katz / Shutterstock Critics of President Donald Trump are rejoicing after his former longtime fixer Michael Cohen testified that Trump forced his hand to commit perjury before Congress. It’s the latest revelation in the Cohen case which liberals say will bring down Trump’s presidency. One problem? Cohen has “absolutely zero” credibility, writes one pundit. Hans Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, argues that Cohen has already damaged his credibility as a witness against the president between lying to the IRS and Congress and a life of remorseless white collar crime. Now, the Democrats are offering him a chance at redemption — if he helps them take down Trump. Pundits: Is Cohen a credible witness?Trump critics rejoiced when Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Moscow that Cohen said he discussed with Trump during the campaign. The drumbeats on the networks picked up in December when Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail for tax evasion, perjury, and campaign finance violations, in which he has implied that the president directed him to make hush money payments to women with whom he allegedly had affairs. With a new anonymously-sourced Buzzfeed report that Cohen lied to Congress about the Moscow project at Trump’s direction, Trump enemies are feeling more confident than ever. But the legal liabilities supposedly mounting against Trump hinge in large part on Cohen’s word, and what is Cohen’s word worth? Spakovsky, a lawyer who has worked on federal elections, says “absolutely zero.” Cohen has lied repeatedly throughout his life of white collar crime, but the Democrats have embraced him to take down the president, he writes. Spakovsky cites extensively from sentencing memos submitted by U.S. attorney Robert Khuzami, who describes Cohen as engaging in a “pattern of deception” that involved “extensive, deliberate, and serious criminal conduct.” Khuzami summarizes Cohen’s character with this flattering description: “Cohen’s consciousness of wrongdoing is fleeting … his remorse is minimal, and … his instinct to blame others is strong.”
Spakovsky recapitulates the evidence of Cohen’s untrustworthy character, from lying to the IRS, Congress and financial institutions to secretly recording Trump when he was his client. This is also the lawyer who once said that he would “take a bullet” for Trump, which turned out to be a lie. Blame gameTrump has attacked Cohen’s credibility and has claimed that Cohen is trying to save his hide by testifying falsely against him. Meanwhile, Cohen gave up to 70 hours of testimony to Mueller confessing to his own crimes and accusing Trump of criminal conduct. The president’s opponents are convinced he’s a crook, but they have come to embrace Cohen and take his testimony at face value because they think it will take down the president, Spakovsky writes. When Cohen sits down to testify again before Congress in February, Democrats will accept his word as truth despite the fact that Cohen has already been convicted of lying to Congress, on top of a long rap sheet of white collar crimes throughout a life of glib deception. Spakovsky suggests that Cohen wants to flip the blame on Trump for the botched Moscow deal and his other misdeeds, and the Democrats will give Cohen a pass and make him into a pawn to attack Trump. “Now that the House Oversight Committee is run by Democrats, Cohen has every incentive to shift the blame for this potentially embarrassing deal to President Trump. He probably has little fear that Democrats would want to see him prosecuted for misrepresenting what happened – as long as it advances their narrative that Donald Trump is guilty of something.” The writer also argues that Cohen’s hush payments do not constitute campaign finance violations but that Democrats will ask him about the payments to implicate Trump. Even in arranging those payments, the sentencing memo says, Cohen “used sophisticated tactics to conceal his misconduct.”
Buzzfeed reportSince falling out with his lawyer, Trump has done everything possible to besmirch — or perhaps merely accurately describe — Cohen as a bad lawyer and a “rat.” The public feud between Trump and Cohen has created a dramatic scenario in which two former friends and business partners who were allegedly involved in a life of wheeling and dealing have become the primary witnesses in a case that some say could lead to impeachment. A piece in the Spectator claims that Trump adopted his father Fred’s practice of meeting with business partners face-to-face, one-on-one, with no paper trail. If that’s true, then the implications of the Buzzfeed story may hinge on Cohen’s credibility. The report claims that Cohen told special counsel Robert Mueller that he lied to Congress after the election on Trump’s behalf to hide his involvement in the project. The report cites unnamed law enforcement officials who said that Mueller learned of the allegedly suborned perjury through “multiple witnesses” in the Trump Organization and internal documents and texts, and claims that Cohen “confirmed” the reports. But if Trump didn’t write those documents himself, then they record Cohen’s version of events, or possibly somebody else’s. The Spectator notes another reason to question Cohen’s credibility. The BuzzFeed report comes as Cohen admitted to paying a company to rig online polls in favor of Trump at Trump’s direction in 2015. Cohen charged Trump $50,000 for “tech services” during the campaign, but he may have overcharged his client; according to the Wall Street Journal, he only paid $12,000 or $13,000 in cash to a tech firm for the deal. In the wake of his sentencing, Cohen said that Trump’s “dirty deeds”led him to “choose darkness.” Democrats are apparently convinced that he has already returned to the “light” and will tell nothing but the whole truth, despite lying to Congress already and a long record of consummate deception. __________________________
From Sacramento Bee: Davis police Officer Natalie Corona died as the result of a chilling, resolute ambush by a city resident on a bicycle who rode up to an accident scene she was investigating Thursday night, then opened fire with a hail of bullets from a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Chief Darren Pytel described an inexplicable attack that began just before 7 p.m. near 5th and D streets as Corona responded to a minor three-car collision. As she stood talking to one of the motorists, the gunman glided up on a bicycle, stopping in the shadows on a sidewalk, then walked toward the 22-year-old rookie police officer and began firing. “The suspect basically just opened up firing, shot her once and she went down to the ground, and he ended up shooting her multiple times,” Pytel said at a news conference Friday night at police headquarters. “At that point, he unloaded a magazine, reloaded and started shooting in another direction.”
Another young female office, Chateri Payne of the Shreveport PD, was also killed in cold blood:
From New York Post: On Wednesday night in Shreveport, Louisiana, Officer Chateri Payne, who’d just graduated from the police academy Nov. 16, was shot and killed while she was leaving her home in uniform en route to her night tour. Various NYPD Twitter accounts, including that of NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill, tweeted about both of the deaths.
Shreveport Police Chief Ben Raymond: “Every life is precious and the taking of any human life is unacceptable, but when a servant who has taken an oath and committed their life to protecting others is violently taken from us, we all collectively feel the pain of that loss.” “It has been said when a police officer is killed, it’s not an agency that loses an officer, it’s an entire nation. Those words solemnly read true today.” Rest in peace. ___________________________
Then-Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., addresses a tea party rally March 16, 2010, near the Taft Memorial in Washington, D.C. Pence, now vice president, was an early supporter of the decade-old movement. (Photo: Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images)
It was Tax Day 2009 when citizens gathered in 850 cities across the nation for tea party rallies protesting the recent $700 billion federal bailouts of banks and automakers, an $800 billion economic stimulus package, and, more broadly, government deficits and debt. On April 15 this year, Tea Party Patriots, one of the largest tea party groups, will sponsor “Stop Socialism, Choose Freedom” rallies across the country. On the movement’s 10th anniversary, the phrase “tea party” is seldom used, but organizers there at the beginning say the spirit and principles continue—even as the country continues to face mounting fiscal challenges. One reason tea partiers aren’t “outside protesters” today is that many of the citizens who never before had been involved in politics rose to prominence in the Republican Party. The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. The good news is there is a solution.Find out more >> “Tea party activists are not meeting outside the party system any longer,” Brendan Steinhauser, a former FreedomWorks staffer who was the lead organizer for the Taxpayer March on Washington on Sept. 12, 2009, told The Daily Signal. “They are now precinct chairs, county chairs, or state chairs of the Republican Party.” The modern tea party movement largely is credited to an on-air rant by CNBC commentator Rick Santelli, who on Feb. 9, 2009, called for Americans to have a “tea party” protest. Santelli’s comments went viral and about 35,000 people in 50 cities attended the first-ever tea party rallies on Feb. 27, 2009. Back then, Karen Jaroch was a mother and engineer in Tampa who hadn’t been involved in politics before. “I was a stay-at-home mom at the time and was afraid of losing my country,” Jaroch, now a regional coordinator in Florida for Heritage Action for America, told The Daily Signal. “Citizens didn’t see politicians in either party representing them, but just rubber-stamping bailouts and stimulus.” The Heritage Foundation gave its Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to the tea party movement in 2010. The leading conservative think tank makes the award annually to citizens who uphold American principles and embody the virtues of the Founding Fathers. Was the Tea Party Successful? Steinhauser, now a political strategist in Austin, Texas, called it a “complicated answer” to say whether the tea party movement has been a long-term success. “On one hand, we have a $22 trillion debt that Congress and the [Trump] administration are not talking about,” Steinhauser said. On the other, he said, the movement elected many constitutional conservatives to Congress who have had a major impact. Steinhauser focused on Utah and Pennsylvania, where Mike Lee and Pat Toomey replaced two GOP establishment incumbents, Robert Bennett and Arlen Specter, in the U.S. Senate. Thanks to the tea party movement, he noted, Marco Rubio is a GOP senator from Florida instead of Charlie Crist (now a Democratic House member). Ted Cruz and Rand Paul beat establishment Republican picks for the Senate in Texas and Kentucky, respectively. Steinhauser also recalled that an Indiana congressman named Mike Pence spoke at several tea party rallies. Pence today is vice president after being elected Indiana governor. “I would have loved entitlement reform, a flat tax, and a balanced budget amendment,” Steinhauser said. “But, we’ve seen success and had so many judges approved because of conservatives elected to the Senate.” Today, Tea Party Patriots’ focus continues to be “personal freedom, economic freedom, and a debt-free future,” said the group’s co-founder and national coordinator, Jenny Beth Martin. “We have not solved the national debt, but we have engaged Americans across the country, [and] trained people to run for office, to help others get elected, and how to hold them accountable when they are elected,” Martin told The Daily Signal. “It is the legacy of the tea party movement that more people elected to Congress now understand and champion constitutional principles.” Tea party members of Congress definitely left a lasting impact beyond the watershed 2010 election, said Jason Pye, who was a local organizer for an early rally in Atlanta on Feb. 27, 2009. The three biggest successes for the tea party movement, Pye said, have been winning 63 House seats to retake the majority in 2010; winning passage of the Budget Control Act that led to more than $1 trillion in savings; and, because it stemmed from a Republican majority achieved with tea party backing, passing the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Before the tea party movement, you could maybe count on two hands the number of die-hard fiscal conservatives in the House. Now there are 40 to 60,” Pye, now vice president of legislative affairs for FreedomWorks, told The Daily Signal. “In the House and Senate, the spirit is still very much there, but Republicans in leadership have at times disenchanted many that were associated with the tea party.” IRS Targeting Scandal Both Pye and Steinhauser contend the tea party movement began to wane when outside groups tried to attach advocacy for traditional values, immigration, and the Second Amendment to what began as a movement focused on fiscal responsibility, lower taxes, and limited government. The tea party also was at the eye of the storm because of a major scandal during President Barack Obama’s term. The Obama administration’s Internal Revenue Service targeted and delayed the applications of numerous local tea party groups that filed for nonprofit status. To investigate the matter, the Justice Department appointed a Democratic donor, who found no legal wrongdoing by IRS officials. However, the IRS settled a national class action lawsuit with tea party groups for $3.5 million. Jaroch co-founded a tea party group that helped defeat a local sales tax. During the 2012 election cycle, the organization looked at obtaining nonprofit status, until it had to answer a massive number of questions from the Internal Revenue Service. “The IRS attacked people in the process of trying to become a nonprofit,” Jaroch said. “The vast intimidation campaign, I think, is why Obama was able to win a second term. It stifled a movement. Also, the Republicans never fully embraced the tea party.” Trump and the Tea Party Many tea party activists initially were leery of Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primaries of 2016, but since his election they have supported Trump’s governing. “He has tried to keep his campaign promises,” Martin said of Trump. “While he doesn’t talk about the debt, he is growing the economy. That will make it easier to pay down the debt. The national debt will also be easier to pay down if you stem the flow of illegal immigrants.” Trump doesn’t get a perfect score in the context of what the tea party wanted from the early days, Pye said. “Trump deserves a lot of credit for rolling back regulations and cutting taxes, but, for spending and tariffs, the administration deserves a lot of criticism,” he told The Daily Signal. For tea partiers, there is “a lot of gray” regarding Trump, Steinhauser said. “Full disclosure, I would have loved to see Ted Cruz become president, because that would have meant a full tea party takeover,” he said. “On the other hand, Trump is an outsider, a business guy there to disrupt the establishment. We give him credit when he aligns with us and will be critical when he doesn’t.” __________________________
“If it bleeds, it leads” is, say critics, the morbid media standard. But it’s more accurate to say that if the right person bleeds, it leads. A good example would be the horrible massacres at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques by China-loving, anti-capitalist, self-described “eco-fascist” Brenton Harrison Tarrant and the massacres that Time forgot (along with the rest of the media). Actually, the latter, recent incidents in Nigeria in which Muslim Fulani militants murdered a total of 23 Christians, are just part of a large category of massacres ignored by the mainstream media. But it’s not fair to say the media couldn’t care less about them. They care very much about ignoring them. Because these incidents involve the wrong people killing and the right people killed. Were I inclined to score cheap political points, I’d take a leaf from the leftists’ book and say that the mainstream media just “don’t care when black people are killed.” Yet while this appears largely true, it’s mainly because they don’t seem to really care about anyone being killed (hence their support for pre, and now even post-natal infanticide). To be clear, it does make sense that the Christchurch shooting would receive more coverage than a Nigerian massacre. New Zealand is part of the West and the Anglosphere, as are we, and that the nation is strikingly peaceful with an extremely low murder rate makes the carnage stand out; in contrast, violence is rife in Africa. But a massacre isn’t the issue. As Chroniclesreported Friday, according “to ‘Open Doors,’ at least 4,305 Christians known by name were murdered by Muslims because of their faith in 2018.” Yet “known by name” may be the key words. According to the Baptist Press, approximately 6,000 Christians were murdered last year alone (as of August 6) in Nigeria “by jihadist Fulani herdsmen aided by resurging Boko Haram terrorists.” Moreover, according to figures from organizations Christian Solidarity Worldwide and Christian Association of Nigeria, “the Fulani jihadists have destroyed more than 500 churches in the Middle Belt’s Benue State alone since 2011, and internally displaced about 800,000 people in the state, with 180,000 of them living in camps and others living with relatives or as squatters,” the site also reports. Here are just a few examples, provided by Open Doors: On February 17, 2018 Boko Haram militants attacked a Christian farming village in Borno State. The attack, in which 106 people were killed, specifically targeted male residents of the Christian community. On April 24, 2018, militant Fulani herdsmen attacked a Catholic church in Benue State during a morning service, killing two priests and 17 parishioners. After the “shooting rampage,” the attackers reportedly “descended on the community and razed over 60 houses, farmland, food barns, after carting away what the people had in their barns.” On June 23, 2018, 120 Christians were killed by Fulani militants in Plateau State, as they returned from attending a funeral. Going beyond Africa, Chronicles presents a list of 10 terrorist acts in France, then tallies the victim numbers and writes, “That makes 261 dead and many more injured, in attacks by Muslims on non-Muslims, in less than four years, in only one country, France (pop. 66 million). With 66 dead a year on average, Frenchmen are exactly ten times more likely to be murdered by a Muslim than a Muslim being killed by a non-Muslim terrorist anywhere in the Western world.” Furthermore, “Aid to the Church in Need, in its latest ‘Religious Freedom Report,’ warned that 300 million Christians, overwhelmingly in the majority-Muslim countries, were subjected to violence, making it ‘the most persecuted religion in the world,’” the site also tells us. In contrast, “Terrorist attacks against Muslims in the Western world are extremely rare,” Chronicleswrites, adding perspective. “This morning’s carnage in two mosques in New Zealand, with the death toll currently at 50, is the first major event of its kind since the Quebec City mosque shooting — over two years ago — which killed six persons.” In fact, a “Christian living in a majority Muslim country is 143 times more likely to be killed by a Muslim for being a Christian than a Muslim is…to be killed by a non-Muslim in a Western country for being what he is,” Chronicles further informs. Given this, someone naïve might think the Christchurch shootings receive disproportionate attention because they’re a man-bites-dog story. But the reality is that the media want people to believe it’s a dog-bites-man story — and that rabid right-wing dogs are everywhere. The media have not only been portraying the 28-year-old Tarrant, an Australian national, as a “white supremacist” (which he appears to be) but also as being of a kind with “President Trump, his supporters, and conservatives in general,” as The New American’s C. Mitchell Shaw wrote Friday. This is more journalistic malpractice. Tarrant, who is in custody, penned a 2,644-word manifesto in which he quite literately detailed his passions, which included impugning conservatism, capitalism, and Trump’s leadership and policy-making; and expressing affection for China’s despotic regime. Explaining his ideological evolution, he wrote, “When I was young I was a communist, then an anarchist and finally a libertarian before coming to be an eco-fascist.” But don’t bother the media with the facts. In fact, Chronicles writes that the Christchurch affair’s consequences are predictable (all quotations are Chronicles’): • Pseudo-elites the Western world over, in and out of media, will characterize terrorism as a conservative, Christian, white phenomenon stoked by “racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and all other traits of the deplorables; and yes, it will be Trump’s fault to boot.” • Islamic activists embedded in the West, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, “and its fellow-conspirators elsewhere, will clamor for ever more stringent laws criminalizing ‘Islamophobia,’ effectively defined as any form of meaningful debate of Islam, its scriptural message, historical practice, and current ambitions.” • “Such demands will be promptly translated into legislative proposals by the jihadophile liberal class which will proclaim zero tolerance of ‘Islamophobia’ as defined by CAIR et al. And, of course, they will demand additional Soviet/Nazi style gun laws.” Ironically, this is precisely what Tarrant wants. He wrote in his manifesto that he perpetrated his act with firearms precisely because of the “affect it would have on social discourse, the extra media coverage they would provide and the affect it could have on the politics of United states [sic] and thereby the political situation of the world.” He knew the media would beat the anti-Second Amendment drum; he aimed to catalyze a removal of gun rights, which, he believed, would evoke a strong reaction from the Right — and this, he hoped, would spark a civil war. So given how pseudo-elites have long been complicit in aiding jihadism via media-malpractice acts of omission and commission, one could ask: Is there any terrorist whose bidding they won’t do? Photo of mourner at funeral for slain Christians in Minya, Egypt, Nov. 3, 2018: AP Images __________________________
LAUREN SOUTHERN HOLDS ‘CRISIS MEETING’ ON MASS MIGRATION AT EU PARLIAMENT Breaking News February 01 Earlier this week, journalist, political activist, and documentary filmmaker Lauren Southern was invited to the European Parliament in Brussels UK MEP Janice Atkinson to hold a ‘crisis meeting’ on the continued mass migration catastrophe in Europe. About 40 individuals were present while Southern gave the presentation. During the meeting, Southern showed a collection of European officials and journalists a video of an interview she carried out with a group of Moroccan human traffickers, along with a transcript of a CEO of a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose main task is to transport North African and Middle Eastern migrants to the European continent by boat. The CEO of this NGO has since been imprisoned for colluding with illegal human traffickers. The interviews shown at EU Parliament on Thursday were taken from Southern’s most recent documentary film project Borderless. The film investigates issues related to the ongoing mass migration of mostly military-aged men from North Africa, who must cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach the land of milk and honey – Europe. During her address, Southern stated, “The European Union has been the ivory tower from which delusional policies have been forced on the European people. Borderless is a documentary which uncovers the impact of such policies, and the culpability of those who create them.” Southern added, “From the unnecessary drowning of refugees to the regret of migrants mis-sold a European dream, and the exponential rise in sexual assault, homicide, and terrorism; it is time to lay these crimes at the doorstep of their collapsing kingdom.” The organizer and host of the event, British MEP Janice Atkinson, described Southern’s new documentary as, “an all-important and timely reminder that we’re not in control of our borders, who comes here and that taxpayer-funded NGOs are human traffickers aided by the liberal left.” Last year, Lauren Southern prompted outrage after she revealed that Advocates Abroad, a pro-migrant NGO in Europe, had been teaching migrants how to lie during their interviews with immigration officials to help them have a better chance at being accepted as ‘asylum seekers.’ In an interview conducted by an undercover journalist, the NGO’s CEO Ariel Ricker stated, “We teach them… how to keep their private trauma private because all this acting is a shield. I tell them this is acting, all of this is acting, it’s all acting as though this is theatre.” During the interview, Ricker went on to say, “So for them to get through they must act their part in the theatre, and that is the refugee in trauma because these [The European Asylum Support Office] officers are so fucking stupid, all they know is written on the paper.” Lauren Southern has been making waves since last year, when she was detained by UK Border Forces in Calais while trying to enter into the UK. She was refused entry under Schedule 8 of the Terrorism Act because of a political experiment she and others conducted in the city of Luton where they handed out leaflets which read, “Allah is Gay, Allah is Trans, Allah is Intersex.” British authorities contended that Southern’s presence inside of the UK was ‘against the public good.’ Southern’s new documentary Borderless is expected to be released soon.
AG nominee William Barr pledges to preserve independence of DOJ amid Mueller probe January 16, 2019Image Source: Screenshot The confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s attorney general nomination are underway, and on Tuesday William Barr assured the Senate Judiciary Committee that he would preserve the Justice Department’s independence if he is appointed to serve as the nation’s chief lawyer. Barr, who will obtain oversight of the special counsel’s Russia collusion probe if confirmed, testified that he would not follow the president’s orders if he were asked to shut down the special counsel or fire its top prosecutor “without good cause.” Senate interrogation “I will not be bullied into doing anything that I think is wrong — by anybody, whether it be editorial boards or Congress or the president,” Barr told the committee. “I’m going to do what I think is right.” Barr previously served as U.S. attorney general during the George H.W. Bush administration. However, the practical experience he gained during these years wasn’t enough to assure Democrats that he is the best man for the job. For the president’s liberal critics, Barr raised questions about his impartiality when he dared to criticize the special counsel’s investigation in an unsolicited June memo to the Justice Department. The former attorney general was concerned that Special Counsel Robert Mueller “fatally misconceived” the theory that Trump could have obstructed justice when he fired FBI Director James Comey in 2017. Barr contended that presidents cannot be held criminally culpable for exercising their constitutional authority. He also took exception with the overwhelmingly Democratic makeup of the special counsel team, arguing that Mueller’s prosecution team should have been more politically “balanced.”
Barr told the judiciary committee that he has sent similar memos in the past, including a letter which cautioned the Justice Department against prosecuting Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez in a corruption trial. However, this failed to console Senate Democrats, who maintain an active interest in portraying the special counsel as exceptionally vulnerable to the whims of a vengeful and unruly president. Refusing to take the baitTuesday’s hearing quickly turned to concerns regarding the special counsel. “So, the current regulations on the books right now prevent the attorney general from firing, without cause, the special counsel,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) reminded Barr. “They require misconduct, dereliction of duty, incapacity, conflict. Will you follow that standard?” he asked. “Of course,” responded Barr. Next, Coons asked the nominee how he would respond if he were asked to “rescind or change” the special counsel’s orders. Barr answered, “I think those special counsel regulations should stay in place for the duration of this investigation, and we can do a postmortem then. But I have no reason to think they’re not working.” Next, Coons provided Barr with a history lesson, explaining how Attorney General Elliot Richardson refused to follow President Richard Nixon’s orders to fire the special counsel charged with investigating the Watergate scandal — an analogy frequently cited by Democrats seeking to provoke fears that Trump would do the same. Barr answered that he would “not carry out that instruction.” Manufactured crisisSen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who is now the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has called Democratic efforts to protect the special counsel a “manufactured problem.” Although Trump has repeatedly referred to Mueller’s probe as a “witch hunt” and a “hoax,” he has just as often pledged to keep the special counsel intact. “I’ve been reading about it from you people. You say, ‘Oh, I’m going to dismiss him.’ No, I’m not dismissing anybody,” he said in August 2017. He echoed that promise in December 2017, just after Mueller succeeded in surreptitiously obtaining thousands of emails from the Trump transition team. In August 2018, he reassured reporters once again that he had no intention to interfere with the Russia investigation. “I’ll stay out,” he said. Yet, Democrats continue to sow disorder by creating the illusion that the only consideration keeping Trump from dumping the special counsel is Democrat Party supervision. Since the summer of 2017, Congress has tried on multiple occasions to pass legislation that will protect the special counsel from being unduly terminated.
While the Senate continued to negotiate over the latest version of that bill, the first day of the Barr confirmation hearing followed the same predictable script. Fortunately, the seasoned Washington prosecutor refused to take the bait. ___________________________
Report: George Soros is funding Clinton-linked group set to challenge Trump border wall January 13, 2019 by Ben Marquis Photo via Video Screenshot Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and leftist billionaire George Soros have long shared the same progressive vision for the United States — but now, evidence has emerged linking the two in the left’s fight against President Donald Trump. A new report alleges that Demand Justice, a leftist advocacy group founded by Clinton campaign alumni that is now soliciting donors to #Resist President Donald Trump’s proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, is funded in part by Soros and his Open Society Foundations. Clinton campaign alumni fight the wallDemand Justice first rose to prominence in 2017, when its members vehemently opposed then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was later confirmed. The group has now shifted its focus to the southern border to oppose what they call the president’s “racist, unnecessary wall,” and have launched a fundraising push to support the inevitable legal challenges that the proposed border barrier will face. Clinton’s Onward Together group is involved in that fundraising push as well — which isn’t all that surprising, given the number of Clinton’s associates from the 2016 campaign who are now operating Demand Justice. The formation of Demand Justice was first suggested by Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and was founded by Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon. Its digital team is led by the campaign’s digital organizer, Gabrielle McCaffrey, and the group also boasts as a top member Paige Herwig, who previously served as an aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and counselor to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Herwig was also heavily involved in managing the Justice Department’s public relations disaster that was the infamous Phoenix airport tarmac meeting in 2016 between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton remained under investigation, a meeting that occurred just days before it was announced that Mrs. Clinton would not face charges over her private email server scandal. Soros’ Open Society FoundationsThough the Demand Justice organization is structured in such a way as to avoid having to disclose donor information, it was revealed by the Associated Press that the group had been “fiscally sponsored” by a “tax-exempt social welfare organization” known as the Sixteen Thirty Fund. A subsequent report by The Daily Caller discovered that the Sixteen Thirty Fund was itself a recipient of at least $2.2 million from Soros’ Open Society Policy Center. Indeed, the Sixteen Thirty Fund organization describes itself as a “fiscal sponsorship vehicle for donors to direct capital toward social welfare projects that include advocacy, lobbying, and some political and electoral activities.” In other words, they serve as a conduit for wealthy progressives like Soros to provide funding to progressive activist groups. Fiscal support of leftist advocacyAnd there is yet another link drawing Clinton and Soros together through the Demand Justice group: Demand Justice is a featured part of the progressive advocacy umbrella group known as Democracy Alliance, a sort of catch-all for leftist causes that brings leftist donors into contact with leftist advocacy groups. Demand Justice’s founder Fallon was recently a featured speaker at a Democracy Alliance conference, where he participated in a panel discussion moderated by a member of Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Sara Knight.
It has become clear that many prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, are financially supported by George Soros, whose only goal is to take Trump down. This should have us all very concerned.
The wife of the former Interpol chief being held in China on corruption charges has applied for asylum in France, her spokesperson has said.
Grace Meng was put under police protection in the central French city of Lyon soon after her husband Hongwei's disappearance amid concerns she may be kidnapped, her lawyer Emmanuel Marsigny told the Reuters news agency. The radio station France Info cited her as saying that strangers have followed her, received suspicious phone calls, and had her car license plates photographed by mysterious people. Read more:Jailed Chinese activist Huang Qi in 'immediate' danger: rights groups
Watch video02:17China: Human rights lawyer Wang on trial for subversionDesperate plea "I need the French government to protect, to assist and help my children and me," she told France Info. "I am afraid I may be kidnapped." Meng Hongwei, the first Chinese boss of Lyon-based international law enforcement agency, disappeared in September after traveling back to his native China. France opened an inquiry, and Beijing said he was under investigation for bribery. He's not been heard of since a WhatsApp message to his wife on Sept. 25 saying "wait for my call," and then a knife emoji signifying danger. Interpol said they received a short message from Meng, a former Chinese vice-minister for public security, saying he was resigning. Men Hongwei was as elected as Interpol's chief in November 2016, becoming the first Chinese head of the agency He was replaced as the head of the organization by South Korea's Kim Jong-yang. Read more:Is China threatening Hong Kong’s freedoms? Suspicious incidents French newspaper Liberation cited Grace Meng as saying she had been visited by two Chinese businessmen, one of whom she knew. The pair asked for investment advice from the economist and invited her to travel with them by private jet to the Czech Republic. In late October, she was asked by the Chinese consulate in Lyon to visit them in person to collect a letter from her husband. She refused, insisting that they pass the letter to French police, or that French police be allowed to go with her to the consulate.
Watch video01:58Interpol chief’s arrest in China leaves many puzzledChina, meanwhile, says it offered to facilitate a call between Meng and his wife, and that it protects the legitimate rights of all citizens, no matter what situation they find themselves in. Read more:German student David Missal expelled from China after making human rights film China's public security bureau has linked Meng's detention to a broader initiative to "completely remove the pernicious influence" of Zhou Yongkang, a former security czar was sentenced to life in prison in 2015 for bribery, abuse of power and leaking state secrets. French authorities declined to comment on the asylum request. It is unclear where Meng is being held. mm/rc (AFP, Reuters) __________________________