"Tea Party Surges to Win Wars Waged by Democrat Lies… " www Aileen Milton, President of The Villages Tea Party ________________________
DOJ To Resume Capital Punishment, AG Barr Immediately Schedules Five Executions REUTERS/Leah Millis CHUCK ROSS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER July 25, 201910:24 AM ETAttorney General William Barr said Thursday the Justice Department will resume executions of federal prisoners after a nearly 20 years lapse, and immediately scheduled executions for five federal death row inmates convicted of murdering children and the elderly, while promising more to come. According to a Justice Department announcement, Barr directed Hugh Hurwitz, the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons, to adopt the revision to the Federal Execution Protocol, a maneuver that “[clears] the way for the federal government to resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse, and bringing justice to victims of the most horrific crimes.” Barr also directed Hurwitz to schedule executions for five death-row inmates at a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, in December 2019 and January 2020. According to the Bureau of Prisons, no federal executions occurred in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Three executions were carried out in the 2000s, including the June 11, 2001 lethal injection of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. Louis Jones Jr. was the last federal prisoner executed. A veteran of the first Gulf War, Jones was convicted for the 1995 murder of Army private Tracie McBride. He was executed on March 18, 2003. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, there are currently 62 federal death-row inmates. One of those is Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston on June 17, 2015. He was sentenced to death on Jan. 10, 2017. “Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” said Barr, who was confirmed attorney general on Feb. 14. TOP ARTICLES1/5READ MOREE. JEAN CARROLL USES MUELLER HEARING TO TAKE FRESH DIG AT TRUMPPresident Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr arrive together at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on May 22, 2019. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “Under Administrations of both parties, the Department of Justice has sought the death penalty against the worst criminals, including these five murderers, each of whom was convicted by a jury of his peers after a full and fair proceeding. The Justice Department upholds the rule of law—and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.” (RELATED: The Supreme Court’s Conservative Majority Looks Very Friendly To Capital Punishment) The new protocol calls on BOP to use the lethal injection drug pentobarbital to carry out the executions, replacing a three-drug procedure that was previously used. Barr’s predecessor, Jeff Sessions, started the process of reviewing federal death sentence policies earlier on in the Trump administration. A Justice Department official told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the agency — and not the White House — made the decision to restart executions. According to the official, Barr “carefully selected cases that involved heinous crimes against vulnerable victims, and where the lengthy appeals process had been exhausted.” The Justice Department identified the five inmates scheduled for execution:
Daniel Lewis Lee, a member of a white supremacist group, murdered a family of three, including an eight-year-old girl. After robbing and shooting the victims with a stun gun, Lee covered their heads with plastic bags, sealed the bags with duct tape, weighed down each victim with rocks, and threw the family of three into the Illinois bayou. On May 4, 1999, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas found Lee guilty of numerous offenses, including three counts of murder in aid of racketeering, and he was sentenced to death. Lee’s execution is scheduled to occur on Dec. 9, 2019.
Lezmond Mitchell stabbed to death a 63-year-old grandmother and forced her nine-year-old granddaughter to sit beside her lifeless body for a 30 to 40-mile drive. Mitchell then slit the girl’s throat twice, crushed her head with 20-pound rocks, and severed and buried both victims’ heads and hands. On May 8, 2003, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona found Mitchell guilty of numerous offenses, including first degree murder, felony murder, and carjacking resulting in murder, and he was sentenced to death. Mitchell’s execution is scheduled to occur on Dec. 11, 2019.
Wesley Ira Purkey violently raped and murdered a 16-year-old girl, and then dismembered, burned, and dumped the young girl’s body in a septic pond. He also was convicted in state court for using a claw hammer to bludgeon to death an 80-year-old woman who suffered from polio and walked with a cane. On Nov. 5, 2003, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri found Purkey guilty of kidnapping a child resulting in the child’s death, and he was sentenced to death. Purkey’s execution is scheduled to occur on Dec. 13, 2019.
Alfred Bourgeois physically and emotionally tortured, sexually molested, and then beat to death his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. On March 16, 2004, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas found Bourgeois guilty of multiple offenses, including murder, and he was sentenced to death. Bourgeois’ execution is scheduled to occur on Jan. 13, 2020.
Dustin Lee Honken shot and killed five people—two men who planned to testify against him and a single, working mother and her ten-year-old and six-year-old daughters. On Oct. 14, 2004, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa found Honken guilty of numerous offenses, including five counts of murder during the course of a continuing criminal enterprise, and he was sentenced to death. Honken’s execution is scheduled to occur on Jan. 15, 2020.
“Additional executions will be scheduled at a later date,” the DOJ said. ___________________________
How Believing in Socialism Can Make You MiserableA philosophy of resentment only holds people back. Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Brittany Hunter Dan Sanchez CultureSocialismPsychologyResentmentLudwig von MisesLiveblogging LiberalismJordan B. PetersonOn my (Brittany's) college campus, the largest and most active club was the “Revolutionary Student Union,” also known as the school’s resident Marxists. Even then, I passionately disagreed with socialism. But one thing that struck me was how these students were not only wrong but seemed deeply unhappy. They always walked into class scowling and were always grousing, not just about the evils of capitalism, but about intractable frustrations and perceived injustices in their personal and academic lives. I often wondered if there was a connection between the dysfunction in their lives and their socialist ideology. To these young revolutionaries, every frustration in their lives was someone else’s fault. If they weren’t getting the grades they felt they deserved, some bourgeois professor was to blame. If they didn’t have job prospects that matched their high regard for their own intellects, it must be the capitalist system holding them back. Their tendency was to scapegoat “class enemies,” not only for societal ills but for their own personal problems as well. By shifting the blame to others, they relieved themselves of responsibility for their own problems. They wasted their time and energy complaining, wallowing in self-pity, and seeking redress, instead of taking ownership of their lives and fixing up their affairs. As a result, their frustrations only compounded. This attitude also robbed them of one of the great pleasures in life: experiencing empathetic joy in the happiness of others. According to their zero-sum Marxist mindset, the prosperity of others came at the expense of their own prospects. So they resented anyone more successful than themselves. And they became so preoccupied with dragging other people down that they had little energy left over for lifting themselves up. If my student comrades ever did manage to impose socialism on the country, it would cause deep and widespread misery. And yet plenty of misery in their own lives was already being generated by the mere idea of socialism residing only in their minds. The Psychological Roots of SocialismYet, in spite of this, and in spite of all the economic logic and evidence that shows that classical liberalism and capitalism enriches and frees the whole of society, while socialism enslaves and impoverishes it, these young socialists would still cling rigidly to their ideology. Why? According to Ludwig von Mises, it is not simply a matter of economic illiteracy and intellectual error in general. Rather, it is a psychological matter. He even went so far as to argue that the roots of socialism lie in neurosis. “…the root of the opposition to liberalism cannot be reached by resort to the method of reason. This opposition does not stem from the reason, but from a pathological mental attitude—from resentment and from a neurasthenic condition that one might call a Fourier complex, after the French socialist of that name” The socialist frame of mind can be summed up in one word: resentment. As Mises wrote: “Resentment is at work when one so hates somebody for his more favorable circumstances that one is prepared to bear heavy losses if only the hated one might also come to harm. Many of those who attack capitalism know very well that their situation under any other economic system will be less favorable. Nevertheless, with full knowledge of this fact, they advocate a reform, e.g., socialism, because they hope that the rich, whom they envy, will also suffer under it.” Psychologist Jordan B. Peterson also characterizes socialism as both driven by resentment and fostering resentment. In a panel, he said of Marxism: “There is the dark side of it, which means everyone who has more than you got it by stealing it from you. And that really appeals to the Cain-like element of the human spirit. Everyone who has more than me got it in a manner that was corrupt and that justifies not only my envy but my actions to level the field so to speak, and to look virtuous while doing it. There is a tremendous philosophy of resentment that I think is driven now by a very pathological anti-human ethos.” Those who have lost themselves in a downward spiral of resentment would rather fail than succeed if it meant that their class enemies would suffer along with them. The phrase “misery loves company” is particularly applicable to the socialist mindset. As Mises explained, people often cling to resentment and scapegoating because it offers consolation, however fleeting: “In the case of social failure, which alone concerns us here, the consolation consists in the belief that one’s inability to attain the lofty goals to which one has aspired is not to be ascribed to one’s own inadequacy, but to the defectiveness of the social order. The malcontent expects from the overthrow of the latter the success that the existing system has withheld from him.” It is for this reason that Mises says, “…for modern man, socialism has become an elixir against earthly adversity.” And this compulsive, unhealthy attitude is what closes the class warrior’s mind and makes it impervious to new ideas. As Mises wrote, socialism often amounts to a defense mechanism against an inferiority complex: “The neurotic clings to his ‘saving lie,’ and when he must make the choice of renouncing either it or logic, he prefers to sacrifice logic. For life would be unbearable for him without the consolation that he finds in the idea of socialism. It tells him that not he himself, but the world, is at fault for having caused his failure; and this conviction raises his depressed self-confidence and liberates him from a tormenting feeling of inferiority.” Only You Can Change Your CircumstancesLuckily, this kind of neurosis can be cured, but it requires effort on the part of the individual. As Mises wrote: “One cannot send every person suffering from a Fourier complex to the doctor for psychoanalytic treatment; the number of those afflicted with it is far too great. No other remedy is possible in this case than the treatment of the illness by the patient himself.” And the starting point for conducting such self-therapy is for each individual to come to grips with the fact that resentment, envy, and scapegoating only brings oneself frustration, stagnation, and needless suffering. We are all responsible for improving our own lives, difficult and time-consuming as that quest may be. Renowned psychology professor Jordan B. Peterson has built his career and renown largely on helping individuals leave behind resentment and self-pity and take responsibility for their own lives. He argues that, far better than political agitation and contention, that offering that kind of help is the best way to help ideologues grow out of the neurotic tendencies that cause them to cleave to socialism and other toxic creeds. In a Q&A session, he counseled saying to such people: “...look, we would like it so much if you could thrive as an individual. Drop your cult-like affiliation. Step out of the shadows, the demonic shadows of your ideological possession, and step forward as a fully-developed person into the light.” The antidote to both socialism and debilitating resentment is individual reflection and action. If one makes an effort to look within and better themselves, then they will find that that resentment will begin to disappear, self-efficacy will grow, and their lives will improve. And dropping socialism will be a wonderful side-effect. __________________________
Sheriff's office loses accreditation after Parkland shooting The agency's handling of last year's Parkland shooting and a 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport were cited as reasons Today at 11:52 AM Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida's largest sheriff's office has lost its law enforcement accreditation after criticism over its handling of fatal shootings at a high school and airport. The Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation voted 13-0 last week not to renew the Broward Sheriff's Office's accreditation. Commission members include law enforcement and other local officials from across Florida. A Broward County Sheriff's Office vehicle is parked outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)They cited the agency's handling of last year's Parkland shooting and a 2017 shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport as reasons for the decision. Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a prepared statement that it's disheartening for the agency's 5,400 employees to lose their accreditation for the previous administration's mistakes. BSO's former sheriff, Scott Israel, was suspended by the governor earlier this year. "Since recently taking command, I have worked on improving BSO and repairing the effects of bad leadership and negligence by focusing on training and community relations," Tony said. "I will continue working hard to ensure that all Broward residents feel safe and that our agency's reputation and honor are restored." CFA Executive Director Lori Mizell says 166 agencies have the voluntary certification. An agency can keep operating without accreditation. Mizell says having accreditation means an agency meets more than 250 professional standards. Meanwhile, Israel is running for his old job. He filed paperwork Monday stating his intention to run in the August 2020 Democratic primary. Israel is fighting the suspension before the Florida Senate and had previously committed to running for the seat regardless of whether he was reinstated. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has accused Israel of incompetence and neglect of duty for failing to properly train his deputies for an active shooter situation. Israel's lawyer says DeSantis' decision to suspend the sheriff was politically motivated. ___________________________
Far-right parties form new group in European Parliament A group of 73 lawmakers from far-right groups across Europe wants to devolve power back to EU member states, curb immigration and stop the spread of Islam. Italy's League and France's National Rally are at its head. The newly formed Identity and Democracy (ID) group has 73 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in the 751-seat assembly ahead of its new session in July. Replacing the Europe of Nations and Freedom group, which had 36 seats in the previous parliament, the new ID group includes:
The 29 MEPs of the UK Brexit Party and Spain's new Vox party have not signed up to join the ID group. Vox preferred to join the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). Nigel Farage's Brexit Party has not yet made an alliance.
The AfD's co-leader Jörg Meuthen said at the press launch on Thursday in Brussels that the ID group's aims were to prevent the European Union from taking more powers from member states and to block any further harmonization and what he called "the undermining of the nation-state." However, Meuthen denied the group wanted to destroy the EU: "There are people who say we want to destroy the EU, I want to contradict this." He said the EU needed to be "limited and reformed." Fifth-largest grouping France's Marine Le Pen and Italy's Matteo Salvini, who head the largest parties making up the new ID grouping, had engaged in international talks with other far-right parties ahead of the European elections in an attempt to make it the third-largest group in the assembly. In total, 10% of MEPs elected in the May elections represent far-right parties. But they failed to resolve differences on policies with a number of their far-right colleagues, and ID has become only the fifth-largest grouping in the assembly, coming in just behind the Greens. The ID group will be led by Italian Marco Zanni of Salvini's League party. He denied the failure to attract all the far-right parties was a defeat. "We were unable to create a united group for a number of reasons with the Brexit Party," he said at the ID launch. "It's not a defeat, it's an open relationship. We are open if they want to cooperate." One of the main differences among the far-right groups in Europe appears to be their attitude towards Russia. Salvini's League and Le Pen's National Rally enjoy close ties to Moscow while Scandinavian and Baltic parties see Russia as more of a threat. __________________________
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
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. _________________________
Sometimes it is the quiet, elusive ones who come back to haunt you. And for ex-special prosecutor Robert Mueller, one of those might be a Russian billionaire named Oleg Deripaska. The oligarch who once controlled Russia’s largest aluminum empire has been an international man of intrigue in the now-completed and disproven Trump collusion investigation. Deripaska was a disaffected former business client of Donald Trump’s fallen campaign chairman Paul Manafort. He also was a legal research client of Trump-hating, Clinton-aiding British spy Christopher Steele. In his spare time, he was an occasional friendly cooperator with the FBI and its fired deputy director, Andrew McCabe. And, at the height of the Russia collusion hysteria, Deripaska was sanctioned by the Trump administration to financially punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for his meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. With the Russia case, in which he had so many connections, now completed, Deripaska is breaking his silence. And what he has to say could impact Mueller’s July 17 testimony before Congress. In a wide-ranging interview with me, Deripaska confirmed a story told to me more than a year ago by law enforcement sources: He was indeed interviewed by FBI agents in September 2016 during the early Russia probe, and he told them he strongly doubted the bureau’s theory that the Trump campaign, through Manafort, was colluding with Moscow to hijack the 2016 election. “I told them straightforward, ‘Look, I am not a friend with him [Manafort]. Apparently not, because I started a court case [against him] six or nine months before … . But since I’m Russian I would be very surprised that anyone from Russia would try to approach him for any reason, and wouldn’t come and ask me my opinion,' ” he said, recounting exactly what he says he told the FBI agents that day. “I told them straightforward, I just don’t believe that he would represent any Russian interest. And knowing what he’s doing on Ukraine for the last, what, seven or eight years.” OK, so why should you care if a Russian denied Trump campaign collusion with Russia during the election? First, Deripaska wasn’t just any Russian. He was closely aligned with Putin and had been helpful to the FBI as far back as 2009. So he had earned some trust with the agents. Most importantly, Deripaska’s interview with the FBI reportedly was never provided by Team Mueller to Manafort’s lawyers, even though it was potential proof of innocence, according to Manafort defense lawyer Kevin Downing. Manafort, initially investigated for collusion, was convicted on tax and lobbying violations unrelated to the Russia case. That omission opens a possible door for appeal for what is known as a Brady violation, for hiding exculpatory information from a defendant. “Recent revelations by The Hill prove that the Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) claim that they had a legitimate basis to include Paul Manafort in an investigation of potential collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government is false,” Downing told me. “The failure to disclose this information to Manafort, the courts, or the public reaffirms that the OSC did not have a legitimate basis to investigate Manafort, and may prove that the OSC had no legitimate basis to investigate potential collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and the Russian government.” Deripaska’s second relevance to Mueller’s congressional hearings has to do with a series of events that first gained him trust inside the FBI. Deripaska confirmed a story I reported last year from FBI sources that he spent more than $20 million of his own money between 2009 and 2011 on a private rescue operation to free Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent captured in Iran in 2007 while on a CIA mission. Deripaska confirmed he paid for the operation at the request of the FBI, which was then under Mueller’s direction. And he added that McCabe, then a rising FBI supervisor who was a former colleague of Levinson and later became a key figure in the Russia collusion probe, was one of those who asked him to help. “I was approached, you know, by someone that he is under a lot of scrutiny now — McCabe,” Deripaska said. “He also said that it was important enough for all of them [FBI officials]. And I kind of trusted them.” Deripaska said his privately funded rescue team came very close to a deal with the Iranian captors to secure Levinson’s release but he was told by his FBI handlers that the deal ran into difficulties at Hillary Clinton’s State Department and was scuttled. “I heard that some Russian ‘hand,’ or whatever you call people who are expert on the Russians at the State Department, [said], ‘We just don’t want to owe anything to this guy,’ ” Deripaska told me, adding that he never expected any U.S. favors for his personal efforts to free Levinson. Asked if he thought the former FBI agent is alive, some dozen years later, Deripaska answered: “I don’t think so.” He pointed out that if Levinson had been alive, he likely would have come home in 2016, after the Obama administration struck a nuclear deal with Iran. Deripaska said he is continuing to investigate what really happened at State with Levinson, as he tries to fight the sanctions levied against him in 2018. His company, Rusal, has been removed from the sanctions list. Deripaska’s tale has the potential to raise questions about a conflict of interest, since Mueller’s FBI first received a gift in the form of the privately funded rescue mission before Mueller, as special prosecutor, investigated Deripaska’s ties to key figures in the Russia case. And Deripaska’s complicated tale goes on: His legal team in 2012 hired Steele, the former British MI6 agent, to do some research for a lawsuit involving a business rival that Deripaska was fighting in London: “It was a research project to support what was the case against me in London. But my understanding is that the lawyers trusted him for some reason, and he was for quite a time on retainer.” Deripaska was unaware, though, that Steele also was working for the FBI on, among other things, a special program to recruit Russian oligarchs to provide intelligence on Putin and Russian organized crime. He told me that Steele invited him to a September 2015 meeting with some Justice Department officials, under the guise that they might be able to help with the Russian’s long-running battle with State to get visas to visit the U.S. He said the offer to help with his visa problem was a “pretext” to recruit him. “They actually never talk, you know, about the [visa] problem. They start talking about anything else. They ask, ‘Do you have anything? Give me names. Cases, whatever,’ ” Deripaska recalled. He said he later was shocked to learn that Steele eventually went to work for the Clinton campaign through Fusion GPS, and the FBI, and spread allegations of the now-disproven Russia-Trump collusion. Deripaska’s willingness to do an American interview at this moment undoubtedly has a motive. It’s likely rooted in an American charm offensive, as he sues not only to reverse the sanctions that Trump imposed on him but to challenge the State Department’s 15-year effort to keep him from getting normal visas. He recently won a lawsuit and forced State to produce the so-called evidence it used to justify denying him a visa for years and imposing the sanctions. It was a thinly sourced file, he said, mostly of old newspaper articles with no real secret intelligence. So I asked him about the most common allegation levied by his detractors at State — that, earlier in his life while consolidating power in the aluminum industry, he had ties to Russian mobsters and may have killed or encouraged killing critics. He quickly responded, noting that the file released by the courts offered no such direct proof: “There is no evidence. What is there to dispute? Do you believe that I could kill someone 25 years ago and there will be no victims, no corpses, no names?” Throughout the interview, it was clear Deripaska chose his words in English carefully. But there was one word he offered only twice — once in response to the Steele dossier’s allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, and the other time to respond to the allegations used to sanction him. “Balderdash,” he insisted. Now it’s time for Team Mueller to answer the same questions. John Solomon is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work over the years has exposed U.S. and FBI intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal scientists’ misuse of foster children and veterans in drug experiments, and numerous cases of political corruption. He serves as an investigative columnist and executive vice president for video at The Hill. Follow him on Twitter @jsolomonReports. __________________________
Rumors are swirling that the recent firings of top Italian spies were related to Obama and a plot to set up candidate and President Trump in a Hillary email scandal.Earlier this month Italian Prime Minister Conteasked for the resignations of fourtop intelligence officials after his call with President Donald Trump. And now another Internet Sleuth has uncovered some shocking news related to the recent removal of these top Italian intelligence ministers from their positions as top spies in the government. The story begins in January 2017 when Computer World wrote about alleged crimes committed by Italian Giulio Occhionero: The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy. The siblings have been planting the Pyramid Eye remote access Trojan on computers using a spear-phishing technique over several years, according to the arrest order. They attacked at least 18,000 high-profile targets, including former Prime Ministers Matteo Renzi and Mario Monti, President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi, as well as employees and heads of various ministries including Internal Affairs, Treasury, Finance and Education. But Giulio Occhionero claimed that he and his sister, Francesca Maria, were set up. A piece reported by Frederico Punzi, writing in The Atlantico, notes their denials and more: Occhionero complained to the Prosecutor of the Republic of Perugia and wrote to the U.S. Congress and the FBI. In fact, there are a number of contradictions and suspicious circumstances in the case. Occhionero provided the letter that he claims he sent US Congress and the FBI:
Occhionero claims and it’s reported that: Members of Italian intelligence were approached by Hillary Clinton, the Obama Administration, and the Deep State in order to frame Trump by PLANTING EVIDENCE on American servers to force Trump to step down from office. In other words, members of Italian intelligence found a target in Occhionero, a Republican-sympathizer who had two servers for his company, Westland Securities, located in America. One was in Washington State, and the other in West Virginia. The plan was for Italian Intelligence to hack into these servers, plant classified emails from Hillary’s servers inside these servers on American soil, and then alert the FBI. The FBI would then raid these locations, “discover” these e-mails, investigate, link these servers to Trump… And then force Trump to resign. Occhionero believes that Obama and the former leader of Italy, Mat 00:18 / 00:19TOP ARTICLES2/5NADLER: IT’S REPUBLICANS’ FAULT THAT MUELLER WILL ONLY TESTIFY IN PRIVATE, YOU KNOW teo Renzi, worked together on this plan and he provides reports of their meetings in Italy before the 2016 election and in early 2017.Occhionero’s twitter account has numerous tweets related to this subject, including the fact that Robert Mueller from the Mueller report awarded one of the top spies in Italy the FBI Medal of Honor.
The Italian spy network had a close relationship with Joseph Mifsud, the individual who set up Trump Campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos in Rome and London. Mifsud is well known as related to the Italian spy agencies and yet Mueller labeled Mifsud a ‘Russian’ in the Mueller report. It’s also suspected that former FBI Agent Bill Priestap may have identified connections with Italy which are redacted in his testimony to Congress:
It looks like the Italians have a lot of information that may be of interest to AG Barr and his investigation into the Deep State. Numerous individuals in Italy are suspected of having knowledge of an attempt by former President Obama to utilize the Italian Intel network to set up President Trump leading to his removal from office. It is highly probable that former President Obama and his Deep State FBI worked with foreign countries like Italy to assist in the removal of President Trump from office. Unfortunately for Obama, his coup even with this assistance failed.
Vogue dubbed Mueller, a 74-year-old lawyer, “America’s newest crush”. “He can evoke shades of HumphreyBogart and has mastered a nearly Zoolander-esque gaze,” the style mag raved. A lesbian folk band wrote a love song to Mueller, crooning, “I see you on TV / I see you in my dreams”. Spike Lee wore a t-shirt that screamed, “GOD PROTECT ROBERT MUELLER”. Chelsea Handler tweeted, “I’m starting to have a real crush on Mueller.” Stephen Colbert compared him to Batman. A California artist claimed that looking at a picture of Mueller reassured him that everything would be okay. And then it all ended with a whimper as a confused former FBI director repeatedly asked Republicans and Democrats to repeat their questions, appeared not to know what was in his report, and seemed to have trouble with basic details about it. The Trump-killer was just an elderly Washington D.C. apparatchik who couldn’t handle the rigors of testifying and who had clearly allowed his supposed subordinates to handle the details of what had been misleadingly described as the Mueller investigation. The reason Robert Mueller never wanted to testify and why he needed counsel wasn’t integrity. He just couldn’t handle it. The political operatives who created a campaign to undermine confidence in the 2016 election, needed that too. They wanted someone to give their partisan campaign the professional look of a 74-year-old model willing to put his name on the investigation and be photographed wearing his costume to work. The Mueller investigation was never about Mueller. The Washington D.C. insider was just a useful front man for a team of Obama and Clinton supporters, most notably disgraced figure Andrew Weissmann, whose ugly tactics were all over the circus. Media profiles noted how little Mueller said. They invariably attributed this to professionalism. Occam’s Razor offers us a simpler answer. Mueller didn’t say anything because he had naught to say. Mueller’s job was to be strong, silent type. The media could and did read anything into his silence. And millions of lefties heard in that deafening silence, potency, professionalism and confidence. Now that Mueller was forced to speak, we now know that what I wrote back in March was the truth. ___________________________
3 Years After Brexit Vote, Dire Warnings for UK Economy Have Proved Wrong Anthony B. Kim /@AKFREEDOM/Bradley Devlin / June 21, 2019 A successful, timely Brexit would not only ensure a truly sovereign and global Britain, but would also provide a tremendous incentive for a U.S.-U.K. free trade agreement, which would advance economic freedom on both sides of the Atlantic. (Photo: Getty Images) COMMENTARY BY Anthony B. Kim@AKFREEDOM Anthony B. Kim researches international economic issues at The Heritage Foundation, with a strong focus on economic freedom. Kim is the research manager of the Index of Economic Freedom, the flagship product of the Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. Read his research. Bradley Devlin Bradley Devlin is a member of the Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation. Pollsters had heart palpitations in June 2016 as the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union. A dismayed media spouted speculative hysteria about the British economy that spread faster than a fire at a match factory. Three years after the June 23, 2016, referendum, however, the establishment in Westminster remains incapable of admitting it was wrong. The reality is that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit has had little obvious effect on the British economy. Despite doomsday predictions, the British economy since the Brexit vote has not lived down to Brexit opponents’ expectations and has managed to outperform and outrank the other large economies of the European Union. The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. The good news is there is a solution.Find out more >> According to The Heritage Foundation’s 2019 Index of Economic Freedom, the United Kingdom has the world’s seventh-freest economy and scored more than 10 points higher than the regional average. Three economies that have been integral to the European Common Market since its inception, Germany, France, and Italy, by contrast, ranked 24th, 71th, and 80th, respectively. The United Kingdom’s economy grew at an annualized rate of 1.4% in the first quarter of 2019. At first blush, that number isn’t particularly impressive, but it quickly becomes commendable when compared with economic performances across the English Channel and parroted economic forecasts. France grew 0.9% and Germany grew 0.6% in the first quarter, while Italy registered no growth at all. The entire eurozone grew at only 1.1%. Despite predictions of gross domestic product losses of up to or greater than 5%, the British economy has grown every quarter since the referendum. Unemployment is below 4%, the lowest it’s been since the early 1970s, according to the Office for National Statistics. The unemployment rate in Britain is half the eurozone rate (7.8%), and less than half of Italy’s and France’s at 10.2% and 8.8% unemployment, respectively. Some 800,000 new jobs have been added since the referendum despite the U.K. Treasury’s predictions of job losses of up to 500,000 after the people voted “leave.” The U.K. took the top spot in a recent survey performed by EY, a global consulting firm, of investment trends, edging out the United States due to a 6% increase in foreign direct investment in 2017. Britain boasts an 18% market share in foreign direct investment to Europe. According to the survey, foreign direct investment has created more than 50,000 jobs in the U.K.—19,000 more than Germany and more than double that of France. Britain deserves to (and should) become a more dynamic and global hub because trade and investment aren’t solely about market openness—although that remains crucial. It’s also about the rule of law, regulatory efficiency, and government size, areas where Britain performs much better than its regional competitors. Absent its European Union regulatory shackles, the U.K. will unquestionably be an attractive trading partner for many countries around the world. A successful, timely Brexit would not only ensure a truly sovereign and global Britain, but would also provide a tremendous incentive for a U.S.-U.K. free trade agreement, which would advance economic freedom on both sides of the Atlantic. It also would further enhance the special relationship between two of the world’s largest and freest economies. As Kim Holmes, executive vice president of The Heritage Foundation, penned in a recent commentary: In the nineteenth century, free trade was liberal Britain’s great cause. Today, it should command the support of liberals and conservatives alike in both countries. A British-American free-trade agreement offers the finest opportunity for reinvigorating the global free-trade agenda. It is an opportunity we must seize. The time to act is now. ____________________
California City Officials Fight To Keep Chick-Fil-A From Doing Business "What they think of is anti-LGBTQ" PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images ByPAUL BOIS @PAULBOIS39 June 6, 2019 Another city has taken up the torch in the Left's ongoing quest to hound fast-food giant Chick-fil-A. Daily Wire TV Play Video "A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A restaurant from opening up in Redwood City," reports CBS Local news. "The McDonald’s restaurant on Whipple could soon be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain’s 13th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area." San Mateo County supervisor David Canepa told reporters he is seeking to prevent the restaurant from obtaining an "architectural permit" due to its founder, Dan Cathy, previously expressing support for traditional marriage and for donating funds to pro-marriage groups. "This would not go before the city council — because it’s an existing use, it would just be administerial for the planning commission," Canepa said. "When people think of the Chick-fil-A logo — what they think of is anti-LGBTQ." Canepa hopes the community pressure will be strong enough to persuade Chick-fil-A away from doing business. "What we are trying to do is to make sure Chick-fil-A — if they want to do business here — that there is a lot of pressure here and that they should do the right thing and withdraw their application," he said. Craig Wiesner of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission supports Canepa in his quest to stop Chick-fil-A from opening in the city. Ironically, he told reporters in the very same sentence that city government should not prevent companies from conducting business while simultaneously calling on the community to prevent Chick-fil-A from conducting business. "I don’t think that we should necessarily be regulating what businesses can open in Redwood City, but I do think that as a community, we can stand up and say we don’t want this particular business which has taken a very open stand against LGBTQ people and spent millions of dollars against us at the heart of our county," Wiesner told reporters. The CBS report noted that Chick-fil-A's in the Bay Area have faced scores of protests in recent years. Advocates have even suggested that a future restaurant outside Mineta San Jose International Airport should be forced to hang rainbow flags in solidarity with LGBTQ pride. A Chick-fil-A spokesman told the outlet in a statement: "We are committed to earning the respect and business of all our customers, and one day hope to serve guests in Redwood City." The hate toward the chicken sandwich empire began in 2012 when company founder Dan Cathy expressed support for traditional one-man/one-woman marriage, prompting boycotts across the country from LGBTQ activists. "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,'" Cathy said at the time. "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about." Discrimination against Chick-fil-A has reached unprecedented levels in recent months, with universities and airports seeking to ban the fast-food chain from doing business due to the founder's biblical worldview on human sexuality. In 2019 alone, the chain has been banned from two major airports — San Antonio and Buffalo — and several universities. Most recently, a dean at Rider University resigned from his post when the school banned the fast food restaurant on campus. To prevent further discrimination, the Texas House recently passed a "Save Chick-fil-A" bill to prevent the San Antonio Airport and other venues in the state from banning the restaurant. As noted by The Daily Wire, however, the chicken giant just continues to thrive, becoming the third biggest fast-food chain in the United States with $10.2 billion in sales.
Uh Oh, Uncle Joe! Your Role In Spygate Just Got Declassified! (Tea Party PAC) – Now that President Trump dealt a declassification deathblow to the deep state, we’re seeing just how incredibly high in the ranks corruption in our government spread when they didn’t get the president they wanted in 2016. According to a bit of information neatly tucked away in a 7,700-word Washington Post article from back in 2017, former Vice President Joe Biden was reportedly one of the few Obama admin officials who attended secretive meetings during the early stages of Spygate. The Obama-era intelligence community’s deeply compartmentalized initial operations eventually involved the debunked, dead-and-buried Steele Dossier and lead to the ridiculous Mueller witch hunt. Because the president simply refuses to be bullied and pushed around by a bunch of crooks, Attorney General William Barr was tasked with appointing a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russian collusion conspiracy theory. When they dig deep enough, and it won’t take long, they’ll find Creepy Uncle Joe participating in these backroom meetings. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited to see these folks finally get what’s coming to them. Just last week, Barr noted that the intelligence community’s Russia investigation is itself deeply concerning, having been handled at a “very senior level” by a “small group.” In an interview on Fox News, Barr stated: The thing that’s interesting about this is that this was handled at a very senior level of these departments. It wasn’t handled in the ordinary way that investigations or counterintelligence activities are conducted. It was sort of an ad hoc, small group — and most of these people are no longer with the FBI or the CIA or the other agencies involved. I think there’s a misconception out there that we know a lot about what happened. The fact of the matter is, Bob Mueller did not look at the government’s activities. The ridiculously lengthy 2017 Washington Post article especially noted the closed circle of members of Obama’s administration who oversaw the initial efforts of the investigation—a circle that was widened just enough to include Biden. According to the Post, CIA Director John Brennan convened a “secret task force at CIA headquarters composed of several dozen analysts and officers from the CIA, the NSA and the FBI” back in the summer of 2016. The unit was apparently so secretive, it functioned as a “sealed compartment” hidden even from the rest of the U.S. intelligence community and each of its members were made to sign non-disclosure forms. The unit reported to officials at the very top, the Post then reported: They worked exclusively for two groups of “customers,” officials said. The first was Obama and fewer than 14 senior officials in government. The second was a team of operations specialists at the CIA, NSA and FBI who took direction from the task force on where to aim their subsequent efforts to collect more intelligence on Russia. It wasn’t until later that Creepy Joe and others were allowed into the circle. At first, the only Obama admin officials with access to the unit’s intelligence was very limited, including CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and then-FBI Director James Comey, each of whose aides were even barred from attending initial meetings. Meeting gendas sent to Cabinet secretaries, including John F. Kerry at the State Department and Ashton B. Carter at the Pentagon, arrived in envelopes that staff and subordinates were not allowed to open. Sometimes agendas were withheld altogether until participants in the meetings had taken their seats in the White House Situation Room. Add in the fact that a video feed that typically allows senior aides outside the room to see that a meeting is taking place was cut off during the meetings, and this whole thing starts to stink. The Post reports: The blacked-out screens were seen as an ominous sign among lower-level White House officials who were largely kept in the dark about the Russia deliberations even as they were tasked with generating options for retaliation against Moscow. It is not yet known what went on in those meetings or just how many Biden participated in. What we do know is that the meetings progressed during the period that the phony Steele dossier was reported to the FBI. The dossier was later cited as evidence in the successful FISA application (and its two renewals, since a FISA warrant must be renewed every 90 days) signed by Comey to obtain warrants to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. According to Breitbart, Comey, Brennan and Clapper have been the subjects of a recent dispute over which top Obama administration officials advocated for the infamous dossier to be used as evidence in the Russian collusion investigation. The dossier was, as we know, produced by the Clinton-controlled Fusion GPS firm and paid for its effort by the Clinton campaign and the DNC. At the time, Biden defended the Obama administration’s handling of the Russia probe against accusations that the admin shouldn’t have waited until after the election to make the charges public. “I’m sure I’m leaving stuff out,” Biden said last January in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations. “The bottom line was it was tricky as hell. It’s easy to say now, well maybe we should have said more. But I’ll ask you a rhetorical question — can you imagine if the President of the United States called a press conference in October … and said, ‘Tell you what, the Russians are trying to interfere with our elections and we have to do something about it.’ What do you think would have happened?” Trump, however, called Obama’s lack of force out for what it is in a brilliant tweet: The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win … and did not want to ‘rock the boat.’ He didn’t ‘choke,’ he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good. Even if a single scrap of the collusion accusations were true, not a bit of this witch hunt would ever have happened if the deep state crooks had gotten the president they were hoping for. Now that Biden is leading the latest polls against his fellow 2020 Dems, this information is going to be crucial. __________________________