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Excerpt from: The Naked Communist - Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom by: W. Clean Skousen
...The war between freedom and slavery is not just a fight to be waged by Congressmen, the President, soldiers and diplomats. Fighting Communism, Socialism, and the subversion of constitutional government is everybody's job. And working for the expansion of freedom is everybody's job. It is a basic American principle that each individual knows better than anyone else what he can do to help once he has become informed. No citizens will have to go far from his own home to find a faltering battle line which needs his aid. Communist influences are gnawing away everywhere and thousands of confused citizens often aid and abet them by operating in a vacuum of their own ignorance. The task is therefore to become informed and then move out for action! ...
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Ten Things You Should Know About Socialism
Published on Jul 22, 2019
Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 17 July 2019. Mises University is the world's leading instructional program in the Austrian school of economics. Mises.org/MU19
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Democrats’ true anti-gun agenda now openly admitted: Gunpoint confiscation of all your guns, or you will be shot or arrested
Monday, September 16, 2019 by: JD Heyes
(Natural News) If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the Democratic debates, you know that the candidates are doing all they can to out-Marxist each other.
Giveaways ranging from a thousand dollars a month in free money to Medicare for All to free college and even healthcare for illegal aliens, Democrats are spending tens of trillions of dollars of taxpayer money for programs no one country on the planet can afford, even the most wealthy of them — the United States.
But below the radar most of the Democrats running to unseat President Donald Trumpnext year are also eyeing the further destruction of one of our most basic civil and constitutional rights: The right to keep and bear arms for self-defense and protection against an overzealous tyrannical government.
As noted by gun-rights expert Alan Gottlieb writing at AmmoLand, you may have heard that back-bench 2020 Democratic presidential contender Robert “Beto” O’Rourke declared last week at the latest debate, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!”
That comment was “brutally revealing,” Gottlieb, head of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBC), in that it really lays bare what all Democrats want to do: Confiscate our guns because that’s the only way they can impose their tyrannical style of government.
What was also revealing, Gottlieb noted, “was the reaction from the audience” — Democratic voters, to be sure. They, too, have no problem with an American political party blatantly disregarding a core constitutional right in pursuit of their agenda (though one tends to wonder what these same voters will think when Democrats —if they ever get the chance — start limiting rights that matter to them like speech, expression, privacy, and due process).
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Democrats prove daily they hate the Constitution“His intent to confiscate privately-owned firearms got the biggest cheer of the evening. Even more alarming was the fact that not one of his colleagues on stage made an effort to disagree. That should concern every gun owner in the country,” Gottlieb said of O’Rourke.
“Second Amendment activists have been ridiculed by Democrats and the gun prohibition lobby for years,” he added. “Their condescending assurances that ‘nobody is going to take your guns’ just went out the window, thanks to O’Rourke, who even said the same thing last year while campaigning for the U.S. Senate.”
He’s referring to an interview O’Rourke did with a local radio station while he was running to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The then-U.S. Rep. O’Rourke made it clear that nobody wants to take anyone’s guns, specifically and including AR-15s and AK-47 style firearms.
Interestingly, Gottlieb noted, O’Rourke’s moment of candor has brought his flagging campaign more attention than anything else he’s tried, and understandably so: The same Left-wing “mainstream media” that jumps to the defense of the First Amendment at every turn just as vehemently attacks and slanders the Second Amendment. (Related: Of course! Bernie, O’Rourke blame El Paso shooting on ‘racist’ POTUS Trump.)
“From this moment on, when Democrats talk about ‘gun reform or ‘gun safety,’ the whole country will know they’re not just talking about gun control they’re talking about taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens who have committed no crime,” Gottlieb said.
Every other Democrat who’s running for the 2020 nomination has called for banning semi-automatic military look-alike rifles, even though only a fraction of a percentage of them are ever used in a crime (that’s according to the FBI, by the way).
So yes, Gottlieb is spot-on when he says that all Democrats really want to confiscate your firearms. It would start with the ARs and AKs, but would quickly spread to handguns (and all other firearms) because those, by far, kill more Americans annually (though not as many as automobiles or prescription drugs).
Dead Bodies FOUND – Bernie Sanders Panicking…
July 11, 2019
Dead bodies have been discovered, and Bernie Sanders is panicking. The U.S. senator and presidential candidate has no idea what to do. Is his campaign for the White House about to go up in flames?
Sanders, who has been vocal in his support of Venezuelan dictator Nicholas Maduro, will be forced to respond to a new report from the United Nations detailing the atrocities committed by his regime. Thousands have been murdered in cold blood.
Specifically, Maduro’s special forces have reportedly carried out “extrajudicial executions by security forces in the context of security operations conducted in poor neighbourhoods,” which is ironic, considering Sanders’ claims to support the poor.
The report continued in shocking detail, documenting over 5,000 murders by government forces during political upheaval in the country. There were even instances in which they “manipulated the crime scene and evidence.”
“They would plant arms and drugs and fire their weapons against the walls or in the air to suggest a confrontation and to show the victim had ‘resisted authority,'” read the report. Is that what Sanders means by ‘peace’ and ‘love’?
In stark contrast, President Trump has vocally called out Maduro. He has even recognized Maduro’s opponent as the rightful president of Venezuela. “I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela,” he said back in January.
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown says Kamala Harris, other 2020 Dems ‘not ready for prime time’
JULY 1, 2019 BY BEN MARQUIS
The first Democratic presidential primary debates were held in Miami last week, and while a few of the candidates had a moment here and there to shine, none of them really distinguished themselves from the pack as the clear and undisputed front-runner, much less as a real threat to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
That seemed to be the general takeaway of Willie Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco and speaker of the California Assembly, who even had a tough assessment of the electoral chances of his former protégé and love interest, California Sen. Kamala Harris.
Waiting for a contenderIn his most recent column for the San Francisco Chronicle, Brown wrote: “The first Democratic debates proved one thing: We still don’t have a candidate who can beat Donald Trump.
“California Sen. Kamala Harris got all the attention for playing prosecutor in chief, but her case against former Vice President Joe Biden boiled down in some ways to a ringing call for forced school busing,” he continued, referencing the key point in the debate when Harris challenged Biden on positions held nearly 50 years ago.
“It won’t be too hard for Trump to knock that one out of the park in 2020,” Brown added.
Weak fieldBrown had a few things to say about some of the other candidates as well and wrote that Biden “did himself zero favors by telling Harris that he opposed only busing that was ordered by the federal government. It was a weird endorsement of states’ rights and local jurisdictions’ right to segregate schools. That’s the best argument he could marshal against busing little kids miles across town?”
He referred to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as “Rip Van Bernie, looking and sounding as if it were still 2016,” and, in reference to the admitted troubles South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is having in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana following a police-involved shooting of a black man, Brown wrote: “OK, so do better as mayor before you try to be president.”
Brown was a bit less critical of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, but noted that Warren was untested by the “lineup of pygmies” she faced on the first night of the debate and suggested that Booker’s policy answers failed to make much of an impact.
In the end, Brown concluded, “Trump must have enjoyed every moment and every answer, because he now knows he’s looking at a bunch of potential rivals who are still not ready for prime time.”
Honest critiqueBrown’s view of the Democratic field of candidates appears to be largely unchanged since February when he wrote following President Trump’s State of the Union address that “so far I’ve yet to see a Democrat who can beat him.”
To be sure, Brown — like many other liberal Democrats — want nothing more than to see Donald Trump defeated at the polls in 2020.
But what he and many others have realized is that, at least as of now, there really is nobody on the Democratic bench that appears capable of doing so, and that has them growing increasingly concerned.
'SATAN'S SECRET WEAPON' IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
Top Catholic leader taking bold stand against 1 candidate
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When perennial Democrat presidential hopeful and self-described Catholic Joe Biden announced his latest flip-flop, this time a move to require taxpayer funding for abortions, the Washington Post opinion column said he “reeks of insincerity.”
Penny Nance, of Concerned Women for America, pointed out that he had “abandoned his conscience.”
Addressing Biden’s decision to announce he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment, which disallows tax money for abortions and is credited with perhaps saving more than two million children, she speculated, “My question for the new Joe Biden is this: Is it really worth it? As the Bible asks: ‘For what shall it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and lose his soul?'”
But American Life League President Judie Brown didn’t use soft words like “reeks” and “abandons.”
She went directly to the issue at hand.
“Biden is Satan’s secret weapon,” she announced Tuesday. “With Biden’s surrender to dishonesty, he has certainly earned this dubious position.”
She explained that Biden never has been “pro-life” anyway, but he did “at one time,” favor the Hyde Amendment.
“That is code for ‘I had to look as rabidly pro-abortion as my advisors told me I needed to be,'” she said.
Brown quoted editorialist Alexandra DeSanctis’ comments about Biden: “For decades, he has billed himself as a pro-life Democrat, taking the line that, as a Catholic, he is ‘personally opposed’ to abortion. Along with former New York governor Mario Cuomo and former Massachusetts senator Ted Kennedy, Biden pioneered the notion that prudent politicians don’t force their religious views on others, and thus that it would be wrong for him to insist on prohibiting abortion, even if his religion dictates that the procedure is morally wrong.”
“Enter, Satan!” wrote Brown. “Biden’s Catholicism is a sham. His position on abortion is a lie and always has been. While he and the other politicians mentioned by DeSanctis claimed to be Catholic, all of them defied Catholic teaching by never admitting the core truth about abortion – that every abortion kills an individual member of the human family.
“Along with his fellow betrayers of Christ, Biden has heard corrective words here and there over the years from Catholic bishops, but of late there has been silence. Isn’t that exactly how the devil works? Biden has center stage and his alleged reversal on abortion has created the biggest stir. With attention from every media outlet from Fox to CNN, the explanations given by his campaign are the same, and they always involve two things: his Catholic identity and his convictions.”
Brown explained that a spokeswoman for Biden said the former vice president “looked at the crisis that we’re facing on choice in this country, and he made that decision.”
“And there you have it. If we are to believe what is being parroted in his defense, we understand that it’s all about ‘choice’ now – never about the baby. And clearly what Biden believes is what is most convenient for the moment in which he is opining,” Brown said.
“This is how the devil works—sowing confusion and falsehood that is propagated far and wide by his foot-soldiers,” Brown explained. “Saint John Paul II reminded us of this when he wrote in the Gospel of Life about the wiles of the devil: ‘Through his envy death entered the world (cf. Wis 2:24). He who is ‘a murderer from the beginning,’ is also ‘a liar and the father of lies’ (Jn 8:44). By deceiving man he leads him to projects of sin and death, making them appear as goals and fruits of life. ‘”
She explained Biden is pursuing a worldly goal, and is setting aside the differences between good and evil.
“In the process of doing this, he is sending a clear message that his Catholicism means nothing and is but a mere word in his biographical data,” she said.
“As we ponder the media’s infatuation with all things false and deceptive, including Biden’s deceit, we remember these words of St. John Paul II as well: ‘The moral conscience, both individual and social, is today subjected, also as a result of the penetrating influence of the media, to an extremely serious and mortal danger: that of confusion between good and evil, precisely in relation to the fundamental right to life. . . . When conscience, this bright lamp of the soul (cf. Mt 6:22-23), calls ‘evil good and good evil’ (Is 5:20), it is already on the path to the most alarming corruption and the darkest moral blindness,'” she said.
The league is the nation’s oldest, grassroots, Catholic pro-life group. Brown has served three terms on the Pontifical Academy for Life, being appointed by two different popes.
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Self-Preservation Is The Only Reason Democrats Could Object To Declassifying Spygate Docs
It is difficult to comprehend why any member of Congress would object to the president’s decision to disclose the truth behind one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history.
By Elad Hakim
MAY 28, 2019
On Thursday, President Trump gave Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016. Immediately some congressional Democrats blasted Trump’s decision and began to politicize the move.
It is difficult to comprehend why any member of Congress would object to the president’s decision to disclose the truth behind one of the biggest scandals in U.S. history. To the contrary, all members should welcome this information with open arms and should refrain from politicizing the president’s decision.
Shortly after Trump authorized Barr to declassify the documents, California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff criticized the move. According to The Daily Caller, Schiff stated, “While Trump stonewalls the public from learning the truth about his obstruction of justice, Trump and Barr conspire to weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. The coverup has entered a new and dangerous phase. This is un-American.”
Schiff’s comments are perplexing. On the one hand, Schiff and his fellow members of Congress should welcome this information so as to discover the truth, deliver justice to the real perpetrators, and to slowly bring closure to a country that desperately needs it.
After all, the American public was fed a false Russia-collusion narrative for years. The investigation into this false narrative was very costly and further polarized our country. Moreover, the narrative ruined numerous people’s lives and compromised the credibility of some of the nation’s most sacred and respected institutions, including the FBI and CIA. Therefore, from a “what is best for the country” perspective, all members of Congress (who are elected by, and serve, the people) should welcome this information.
Based on the troubling information that has been disclosed to date, the pending inspector general report, the ongoing U.S. attorney’s investigation, Barr’sinvestigations, and the utter failure of the Mueller report to establish collusion or obstruction, Schiff and other Democrats are understandably nervous about what the American public will learn once the declassified material is released. Therefore, from a political standpoint, Democrats know that the release of this information could create big problems for Democrats come 2020. This is especially true among moderates and independents, who are not hard core “anti-Trumpers.”
Unfortunately, there is a clear disconnect between Democrats’ political aspirations and what is best for the country. Otherwise, why would any member of Congress object to learning the truth behind what really happened?
For example, who ordered the surveillance on the Trump campaign? Why? What steps were taken to put this surveillance in motion and who was involved? What was the basis for this surveillance and how was it obtained? The answers to these questions are vital to establish closure for the American public and to deliver justice to the people who were involved in any wrongdoing, regardless of their political affiliation.
It is inconceivable that any member of Congress would turn down the opportunity to learn the truth behind one of the largest political scandals in U.S. history. As White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement, “Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”
All members of Congress should welcome this information with open arms, including Schiff. It is an opportunity to get to the bottom of a scandal, the likes of which this country has never seen. If Congress is so concerned with transparency and oversight, the release of this information could provide a treasure trove of new information. The concern among some could lie, not in the act of releasing the documents, per se, but in what the documents will ultimately reveal.
Contrary to Schiff’s characterization, there is nothing “un-American” about exposing a possible, and likely, coup to remove a duly elected president from office. There is nothing “un-American” about exposing one or more people who allegedly and improperly spied on the Trump campaign. To the contrary, it would be irresponsible not to disclose this information.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein caught dining with Iranian foreign minister
May 24, 2019 by Jerry McCormickIt would appear as though Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has been going behind the administration’s back. She’s done even pretending that she even cares about the Iran state-sanctioned violations of human rights anymore.
Feinstein, apparently unbeknownst to the State Department, sat down with Iran foreign minister Javad Zarif on Thursday.
Lying AgainEarlier this week, social media was blowing up with a picture of Senator Feinstein’s phone with an open screen. It was of importance because according to the picture, the contact information for Zarif was on the phone.
Everyone was curious why she would be interacting with him personally, and now we know. Feinstein was apparently setting up her dinner date with the foreign minister.
The senator’s office stated the dinner had been set up “in consultation with the State Department.” But that’s not what the State Department is saying.
According to the State Department, it never asked her to open any discussions with Zarif.
Tensions RisingTo say Feinstein’s choice of dinner partners is odd would be a massive understatement.
We are merely days removed from Zarif taunting and threatening the United States.
Furthermore, why would Feinstein even be interested in this right now? She is the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which had nothing at all to do with foreign affairs.
The only other committee she serves on that would be remotely associated with Iran is Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, but it would be a stretch at best to say this would give her reason to sit down one-on-one with an Iranian diplomat.
It’s incredibly disturbing that Senator Feinstein is publically breaking bread with officials of a country so antithetical to everything the US stands for.
Feinstein needs to publicly explain exactly what her objective was in participating in this dinner because it was clearly done without the proper authority.
Kamala Harris on Track for Worst Interview of 2020 Cycle
Does socialism work?
A classroom experiment
Most intelligent people realise that socialism could never work. Here is why, in the simplest fashion
We wonder what Stalin would have to say to these five simple lessons?
Daniel J. Mitchell
On 17 November 2011 14:20
An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama’s socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich; a great equalizer.
The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama’s plan”. All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A (substituting grades for dollars – something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy.
As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little.
The second test average was a D! No one was happy.
When the third test rolled around, the average was an F.
As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else.
To their great surprise, all failed and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that.
There are five morals to this story:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
I’ll make one final point. There are five morals to the story, but there are dozens of nations giving us real-world examples every day.
Sort of makes you wonder why some people still believe this nonsense?
Daniel J. Mitchell is a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, the free-market, Washington D.C. think tank. His articles are cross-posted on his blog, by agreement
CORRUPTION Alert On Head Democrat
One leading Democrat could be facing serious trouble now that a conservative watchdog group is exposing actions that the lawmaker may have abused their power.
Congressman Elijah Cummings is under the spotlight for possible using his position as chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to benefit his wife Maya Rockeymoore.
Rockeymoore dubiously operates a non-profit called Center for Global Policy Solutions as well as a for-profit consulting agency called Global Policy Solutions, LLC.
Records show that Global Policy Solutions received substantial financial backing from Google, J.P Morgan and Prudential. Which is curious as all three had dealing with the House Committee while Cummings was serving.
There is speculation that this is the reason Rockeymoore was also able to obtain 5.2 million for her non-profit and an additional $5.5 million that went to her for-profit from the Johnson & Johnson charity, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
However in 2017 that partnership dried up and almost immediately as a result Cummings became a vocal opponent of Johnson & Johnson.
Which is why the conservative National Legal and Policy Center requested the financial records of Rockeymoore’s non-profit. By law the organization is required to supply the information, yet it refused.
Which means the non-profit will answer to the IRS, now that National Legal and Policy Center has filed a complaint.
According to Tom Anderson, National Legal and Policy Center’s Government Integrity Project director, Rockeymoore’s refusal is a “serious problem.”
“When a powerful chairman of a committee of the House of Representatives has a wife that is bringing in money from entities with interests before his Committee and she is not providing the transparency mandated by the IRS, there’s a serious problem. The potential for corruption in this situation is simply off the charts and can’t be understated. We hope Chairman Cummings works with his wife to end the stonewalling and provide the public with what’s legally mandated all charities provide,” Anderson shared.
Cummings should be swiftly investigated for his actions, as he has called for of President Trump in relation to Trump’s financial records.
Muslim Activist Calls Out ‘Disgrace’ Ilhan Omar in Brutal Op-EdMuslim Activist Has Brutal Words For Ilhan Omar
BY BENJAMIN ARIE
PUBLISHED APRIL 16, 2019 AT 12:34AM
If you listen to the left, the only people who are criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar are racists and anti-Muslim bigots. Some liberal figures have rushed to defend the Somali-born congresswoman from Minnesota, pointing fingers even as Omar continues to make questionable remarks.
But if the Muslim lawmaker is only under fire because of her background, it’s hard to explain Qanta Ahmed. This week, Ahmed penned a thoughtful Op-Ed piece for Fox News which broke the liberal narrative by calling out Omar as a fellow Muslim woman herself.
“Ilhan Omar is a disgrace to Islam and doesn’t represent my Muslim religion,” Ahmed — a medical doctor and foreign relations activist — wrote in her piece.
“Omar continues to be an embarrassment and a disgrace for me and other American Muslims with her outrageous, ignorant, anti-Semitic and now anti-American comments,” she ranted.
Ahmed was referencing a string of seemingly ignorant and stereotypical statements made by the Minnesota liberal. The most recent gaffe involved Omar referring to the Muslim attackers behind 9/11 as “some people (who) did something.”
The respected activist called out her fellow Muslim not only for her ignorance, but also for her appalling attempt to downplay the September 11 terrorist attack and link to radical Islam.
“Omar’s grotesque trivialization of a national tragedy amounts to an explicit denial of 9/11 — a desecration of all the lives erased that awful day,” Ahmed blasted. “This denial is inexplicable unless she has strong and covert Islamist sympathies.”
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She said that trivialization was particularly insulting to her as a medical doctor, who continues to see the real-world impact of that Islamic terrorist attack on the people of New York.
“I see the burden of Sept. 11 on a regular basis, treating brave and selfless first responders who still suffer from complex sleep disorders — including post-traumatic stress — that I specialize in treating,” Ahmed explained.
“In her dismissal of Sept. 11, Omar callously erased the deep suffering of every survivor and family I attend, and everyone else still impacted by the terrorist attacks,” she added.
She went on to point out that people like Omar seem to be using their Islamic backgrounds to gain victimhood points, but that this narrative falls apart.
“The greatest obscenity in the lie that Omar pedals is that she — along with millions of other Muslims in America — is somehow victimized,” Ahmed wrote. “Do not believe this.”
There are two big points here. The first, of course, is that Qanta Ahmed is right. It’s shocking for any American — regardless of their religion — to downplay or sugarcoat what happened on September 11, but even more alarming when it’s a U.S. elected official doing it.
And that’s the second, perhaps larger point: The left has veered so far from the mainstream that one of their celebrated voices is now flirting dangerously close to terrorism denial. The fact that we’re at that point — and that so many liberals refuse to call out Omar — is incredible.
That’s before even discussing the bigoted references and stereotypes parroted by Omar in the past. Where were the voices of American liberals then? In the case of Nancy Pelosi, they were making bizarre excuses about how one of their own party members doesn’t know what her words mean.
It shouldn’t just be one brave Op-Ed piece by a successful and thoughtful Muslim American. It should be a chorus of voices of all backgrounds agreeing that the truth matters, and being honest about the reality of 9/11 is the least we as a nation can do.
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Congressman Seth Moulton is Running for President, He Supports Infanticide and Abortions Up to Birth
STEVEN ERTELT APR 22, 2019 | 9:11AM WASHINGTON, DC
Today, pro-abortion Massachusetts congressman Seth Moulton joined the crowded group of Democratic Party 2020 hopefuls, saying he is running for president in 2020 against President Donald Trump, who has governed pro-life.
“I’m here to tell you and to tell America that I’m running for president of the United States,” Moulton told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Monday.
During his campaign, Moulton said he plans to “talk about patriotism, about security, about service. These are issues Democrats too long have ceded to Republicans.”
Here’s more from ABC News:
Moulton, a former Marine and an outspoken critic of his own party, was elected to the House in 2013 and has served three terms.
At 40, he’s the second-youngest candidate, three years older than Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, whom Moulton has described as a friend and fellow veteran. He’s also the third candidate who represents Massachusetts, joining fellow Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Gov. Bill Weld, the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump ahead of the primaries.
The former Marine routinely expresses support for abortion.
Not only does Moulton have a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record like the other Democrat presidential candidates, he also sponsored a radical pro-abortion bill that would have legalized abortions for basically any reason up to birth.
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The so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” was introduced in Congress in 2017, with dozens of Democrat sponsors, including likely presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kristen Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders.
Nicknamed the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” by pro-life groups, the bill would have invalidated nearly all state and federal abortion regulations, including waiting periods, informed consent requirements, bans on late-term abortions and sex-selection abortions and more.
The congressman has also failed to speak out against Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats blocking a request by Republicans to vote on a similar bill to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions. He has failed to sign a Discharge Petition allowing a vote on the bill on the House floor — that puts him on record supporting their decision to allow infanticide to continue unprosecuted.
Kamala Harris, Cory Booker skip out on Senate duties to campaign
April 18, 2019 by Jerry McCormick
There is a question that has been looming for decades and needs to be answered … how can a presidential candidate who is already in office be expected to fulfill their duties while running for another office?
Apparently, not very well. 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), along with fellow candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) have pretty much quit even trying.
Both Harris and Booker have skipped out on a full fifth of the Senate votes since announcing their 2020 presidential campaigns, according to the AP.
Leading the PackCampaigning for president is a full-time job, which is why many Americans believe elected officials should resign their current position before running for another.
Amazingly, there are only a half dozen states in the entire country with resign-to-run laws on the books, with Texas probably being the most stringent.
Both Harris and Booker have missed a total of 16 votes each (out of 77) since announcing their candidacy for president.
Bernie Sanders is next up, having missed seven votes so far.
Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar have each missed three, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren has missed only one Senate vote.
A missed vote here and there is understandable, but to be missing 10%, as is the case for Sanders, or 20%, as is the case for Booker and Harris, is simply inexcusable.
The people of California and New Jersey did not elect these individuals to run for president… they voted for them to represent them in Congress.
Not Doing Their JobsThis has long been a problem in presidential races and it is something that needs to be addressed and fixed ASAP.
The single most important aspect of the senators’ jobs is to be present for voting.
While Harris has been rather silent on the topic, Booker was very upfront after announcing his campaign. He flat-out said his top priority from that point forward was going to be campaigning across the country for president.
So, for the next two years, Californians and the residents of New Jersey will only be getting partial representation in Senate votes. That really doesn’t seem fair.
Ocasio-Cortez slammed as 'financially illiterate' at Sharpton event over Amazon, faces calls to be ousted from office
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at the annual National Action Network conventionRaw video: Freshman member of the House of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivers remarks at the National Action Network convention in New York.
Hours before Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for an “agenda of reparations” at an Al Sharpton-sponsored event in New York on Friday, she was slammed as “financially illiterate” at the same conference for killing the Amazon deal with the state.
Ocasio-Cortez spoke to the crowd at the National Action Network, saying her Green New Deal will consider reparations to black Americans for slavery in addition to the radical overhaul of the economy in a bid to combat climate change.
OCASIO-CORTEZ CALLS FOR ‘AGENDA OF REPARATIONS’ AS 2020 DEMS GET ON BOARD
But at the same conference, hours before Ocasio-Cortez’s speech, an investor ripped those who opposed the Amazon deal with the state that would have generated billions in tax revenue and 25,000 jobs.
“The people campaigning against the Amazon campus are financially illiterate,” said Tracy Maitland, president and chief investment officer of Advent Capital Management during a panel discussion the Black Economic Agenda, according to the New York Post.
He later told the newspaper that he blames the 29-year-old Democratic Socialist for spreading misinformation and helping to kill the agreement with Amazon that would have benefited people in her home state.
AOC MOCKED FOR ‘ACCENT’ AT SHARPTON EVENT; COMPARED TO HILLARY CLINTON
“This was a disgrace. I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon. She doesn’t know what she doesn’t know. That’s scary. We have to make sure she’s better educated or vote her out of office,” he said, noting that Ocasio-Cortez implied the state was giving a blank $3 billion check rather than tax credits based on the number of jobs created.
Bill Thompson, the chairman of the City University of New York, also said during the panel that jobs were “snatched away” from mostly Latino and black students at the university.
“We were at the table talking to Amazon on how students could get jobs. … Those opportunities were snatched away,” Thompson was quoted as saying.
“Those students look like us. … We’re talking thousands of high-paying jobs. It was a disappointment from a CUNY perspective.”
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @LukasMikelionis.
Pelosi admits Congress won’t be able to override Trump’s border wall veto
March 22, 2019
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Pelosi staked her career on resisting President Donald Trump, especially his immigration agenda. But she’s ended any pretense of being able to stop Trump’s border wall plan.
The House Speaker has been on a losing streak, admitting Wednesday that she has no chance of overriding President Trump’s veto of the Congressional resolution to undo the national emergency declaration. She’s going for it anyway just to “make a point.”
This isn’t Pelosi’s only recent concession. After months of Democrats building anticipation for impeachment, Pelosi said that it would be a “waste of time” to seek Trump’s ouster last week.
Pelosi on a losing streakPelosi has had a difficult month. The Speaker was battered with accusations that she was losing control of her party after she failed to resolutely condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over comments that many denounced as anti-Semitic.
Then came Pelosi’s sudden admission to the Washington Post last week that she has no intentions of pursuing impeachment against Trump. The speaker doubled down this week, saying it would be a “waste of time” to pursue an impeachment crusade without hard proof of wrongdoing.
Then, this Wednesday, came Pelosi’s admission that overriding Trump’s national emergency veto, issued last Friday — the first of his presidency — is “not the point.” Pelosi will hold a -- purely symbolic — override vote on March 26.
“Whether we can succeed with the number of votes is not the point,” Pelosi said during a press conference in Manhattan. “We are establishing the intent of Congress. The President has decided to be in defiance of the Constitution, to deface it, with his actions.”
Trump issued the veto after 12 Republicans defected and voted with Democrats to pass a resolution blocking his February national emergency declaration to fund the wall. An override will certainly fail as it would require a two-thirds vote in both chambers, and Republicans hold the Senate.
Virtue signaling Pelosi Is Pelosi just feeling fatigued, or is this her new threshold of success: “Setting an example?” Lacking any substantive victories, it looks like Pelosi is settling for token resistance.
“Establishing the intent of Congress will help us in the court of law and in the court of public opinion,” the speaker said.
Pelosi’s vote might be toothless, but the Speaker held up the protest vote as a victory all its own. In the era of Trump, Mueller, impeachment and the like, when legislative victories prove elusive and gridlock freezes up Washington, purely ritual victories can go a long way. It looks like Pelosi is cashing in on a protest vote to shore up some political currency.
She can hardly be faulted for doing so, particularly as the Democrats’ impeachment narrative appears headed for a total collapse. Pelosi has decided that giving up on impeachment is the smartest plan as many Democrats are losing hope that Robert Mueller’s report will deliver proof of collusion. Mueller finally released his report Friday to Attorney General William Barr.
Pelosi is even striking a somewhat more conciliatory tone these days, telling reporters Wednesday she wants to find “common ground” with Trump on infrastructure and lowing prescription drug costs.
While the speaker has given up on impeachment, and is seemingly interested in legislating more and obstructing less, it looks like she nevertheless intends to keep up a token resistance against Trump to keep the Democratic base fired up. However, there’s a difference between virtue signaling and winning.
BOMBSHELL: Ocasio-Cortez & Chief of Staff Could Be Facing Jail Time (Details)Here we go…
March 6, 2019By John Salvatore
Democrat Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) could be in very, very big trouble, along with her chief of staff.
Will the media care?
That’s the big question.
Here’s the report, via Daily Caller:
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group, according to corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. If the Federal Election Commission (FEC) finds that the New York Democrat’s campaign operated in affiliation with the PAC, which had raised more than $1.8 million before her June 2018 primary, it would open them up to “massive reporting violations, probably at least some illegal contribution violations exceeding the lawful limits,” former FEC commissioner Brad Smith said.
Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the FEC that she and Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, controlled the PAC while it was simultaneously supporting her primary campaign, and former FEC commissioners say the arrangement could lead to multiple campaign finance violations. The group backed 12 Democrats during the 2018 midterms, but Ocasio-Cortez was the only one of those to win her general election.
“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” former Republican FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
And fellow former FEC commissioner Brad Smith told TheDCNF that if “a complaint were filed, I would think it would trigger a serious investigation.” He also noted that such a probe could potentially result in jail time for Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff, Chakrabarti.
Kamala Harris’ ancestry traced back to slave owners
March 5, 2019 by Jerry McCormick
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Sen. Kamala Harris’ closet just got opened up and skeletons are piling out.
In an op-ed, Harris’ own father revealed details of the family’s ancestry, including that the family once owned slaves in Jamaica.
ReparationsA little more than a week ago, Kamala Harris sent citizens into a tizzy by saying she supported paying reparations for slavery.
Within minutes of her statements, the internet blew up with citizens being concerned about their tax dollars being used to pay for something that had nothing at all do with them or their family.
This country is full of second and third generation Americans that did not even live here during the time that slavery was legal.
Senator Harris, however, is not so removed.
Family HistoryHer shocking family history was revealed in an op-ed in a Jamaican publication by her own father, Donald J. Harris.
The elder Harris was born and raised in Jamaica and is now a professor of economics at Stanford University.
He traces the family roots back to the noted Hamilton Brown “who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown’s Town.”
PJ Media dug up a contemporary account of Brown’s treatment of his slaves as observed by a visitor — it is truly horrifying.
Making ReparationsPaying reparations for slavery is an unfair and ill-advised idea.
But if Harris is going to support it, perhaps she should start by addressing the history of her own family?
Harassment, retaliation settlements paid by California DOJ topped $1M on Kamala Harris’ watch
MARCH 3, 2019 BY BEN MARQUIS
Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris is generally considered a frontrunner for her party’s presidential nomination in 2020, but her campaign toward that goal has had a somewhat rocky start.
Her path to the nomination just became a bit rougher, too, with the recent disclosure that the California Department of Justice — which Harris ran as state attorney general prior to being elected senator — paid out more than a million dollars in settlements for sexual harassment, misconduct and workplace retaliation that allegedly occurred while she was in charge.
Sexual harassment and workplace retaliationThe New York Post reported that the information was disclosed this past week via a Public Records Act request filed with the state by the Los Angeles Times.
The several instances of alleged sexual harassment and misconduct, not to mention alleged workplace retaliation against those who complained, occurred between 2011 and 2017.
Those allegations range from mere comments to inappropriate touching, among other things, as well as reported punishment and retaliation against some of those who came forward and spoke out against such behavior.
Massive settlements by the departmentWhile more than $1 million was reportedly paid out in various settlements — in which the department denied the underlying allegations which resulted in the settlements — the largest by far was a payout of $649,500 in 2013 to a California DOJ special agent named James Rodriguez.
Rodriguez claimed to have reported sexual harassment against him to his superiors, only to find that as the result of his claims, he was passed over for job promotions and faced other forms of retaliation.
Another large payout, this one in the sum of $400,000, was given to an unnamed woman who alleged that an administrator under Harris — Larry Wallace — had sexually harassed her and demeaned her based solely upon her gender. She put forward as an example of Wallace’s behavior the claim that he would often order her to crawl under his desk to fix or change the paper in his printer.
Harris respondsIn response to the disclosure of the settlements, Harris denied through a spokesman having ever heard of the complaints of harassment or retribution that took place while she was in charge — they were ostensibly handled by mid-level administrators beneath her — though she seemingly took responsibility for what had happened in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times.
In the statement, Harris said, “As the chief executive of a department of nearly 5,000 employees, the buck stopped with me. No one should face harassment or intimidation in the workplace, and victims of sexual misconduct should be listened to, believed and protected.” She added that “no office is immune to misconduct, and there is much more work to do to ensure all are protected.”
Considering the fact that Harris is a big supporter of the #MeToo movement, the disclosure of sexual harassment and misconduct in her department while she was attorney general would seemingly do damage to her credibility with its proponents.
Of course, given the hypocritical double standards of the left, it remains to be seen if the Democrat base will hold her responsible for these revelations or allow her to sidestep accountability for what occurred under her watch.
Who’s Behind the Green New Deal? Big Money Backs Ocasio-Cortez Socialist Dream Project
19 Feb 2019
The Green New Deal blueprint introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded professional progressive groups and known leftist agitators.Some of the organizations helping to promote the Green New Deal have ties to financing from billionaire George Soros and trace their roots to such radical groups as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.
Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez posted an 11-page Google document in the form of a nonbinding legislative resolution that has become the most authoritative version of the Green New Deal, a broad outline for the current conception of the socialist-style plan.
Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution, introduced along with Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), has already been endorsed by more than 45 Democratic representatives. The deal received high-profile endorsements from Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders.
The Green New Deal seeks, as the New Yorker recently put it, “nothing less than a total overhaul of our national infrastructure.”
The utopian deal demands 100 percent of all buildings in the U.S. convert to clean energy, calls for the removal of all greenhouse gases from the entire atmosphere, and includes such non-“green” clauses as a federal jobs guarantee while protecting the right of all workers to organize and unionize.
It also pledges “affordable, safe and adequate housing” for “all people of the United States.”
The wealth-spreading deal aims to “virtually eliminate poverty in the United States and to make prosperity, wealth and economic security available to everyone participating in the transformation.”
Radical groups, Soros ties
The Green New Deal was crafted by Ocasio-Cortez along with three groups — the Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats and a group calling itself New Consensus.
The New Yorker reported:
The document was written over a single December weekend by the staff of the freshman representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three like-minded progressive groups, none of which existed two years ago: the Sunrise Movement, a grassroots climate organization; the Justice Democrats, which recruits and supports progressive candidates; and an upstart policy shop called the New Consensus.
Besides helping to write the deal text, the Sunrise Movement has been the central progressive organization lobbying the Democratic Party to implement the Green New Deal.
Sunrise markets itself as an “army of young people” seeking to “make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and wellbeing of all people.”
Sunrise co-founder Varshini Prakash described his organization’s expansive goals for 2020: “We, along with our partners, are going to be attempting to build the largest youth political force this country has ever seen.” Markey invited Prakash to be his guest at President Trump’s State of the Union address two weeks ago.
Sunrise was in part inspired by the activism of Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and the radical immigration group United We Dream.
Sunrise took the national spotlight last month when Ocasio-Cortez joined some two-hundred of the movement’s protesters to temporarily occupy Nancy Pelosi’s office to peddle the Green New Deal. Sunrise engaged in that direct action campaign alongside Justice Democrats.
In December, Sunrise said that it raised less than one million dollars, mostly from foundations and grassroots donors. It is not known how much Sunrise has since raised.
Inside Philanthropy reported on donations to Sunrise from the Rockefeller Family Fund:
The group raised just under $1 million in 2018 between its 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) entities, and received early support from a set of core funders that have since stuck with it. Wallace Global Fund, which was instrumental in the fossil fuel divestment campaign, funds Sunrise, as do the Rockefeller Family Fund (one of the smaller foundations associated with the oil family), and the Winslow Foundation, run by Wren Winslow Wirth, who is married to former politician Tim Wirth. Institutional funders made up about 55 percent of its 2018 budget, with 35 percent coming from individual donors, and the rest from nonprofit partners.
To promote the deal, Sunrise sponsored an activist campaign called “Operation Green New Deal Blitz.” Co-sponsors with Sunrise include 350.org, Organic Consumers Association, People’s Action, CPD Action and Justice Democrats.
CPD Action is led by Ana Maria Archila, one of the two women who infamously confrontedArizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator prior to the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Archila was a guest of Ocasio-Cortez for Trump’s State of the Union.
Archila serves as co-executive director at the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and maintains the same position as the group’s activist arm, the Center for Popular Democracy Action.
CPD, which is advocating the Green New Deal, is heavily financed by billionaire George Soros. In October 2014, literature that was part of a CPD event listed Soros’s Open Society Foundations as one of CPD’s “three biggest funders.” The Foundations provided the CPD with $130,000 in 2014 and $1,164,500 in 2015, tax documents show. In 2016, Soros’s Open Society Policy Center provided $705,000 to the Center for Popular Democracy’s Action Fund.
CPD is highly involved in anti-Trump activism. In May 2017, CNN reported that the Center for Popular Democracy Action fund unveiled an “$80 million effort to coordinate the work of dozens of smaller progressive groups from around the country” as part of what the news network characterized as the anti-Trump “resistance” movement.
People’s Action, another Sunrise partner pushing the Green New Deal, is a merger of a group that previously went by the name of National People’s Action. National People’s Action was also funded by Soros to the tune of $1.2 million and reportedly helped to train protesters for the Occupy Movement, which was also close to Soros funding. The Washington Times previously reported that Soros donated to People’s Action itself.
350.org, which is aiding Sunrise in pushing the Green New Deal, has disclosed a donation from the Tides Foundation. Tides, in turn, has been financed by Soros and has been a donor partner of Soros’s Open Society Foundations.
Also forming the backbone of advocacy for the Green New Deal are the Sierra Club and Greenpeace. Sierra has received funding from Soros’s Open Society Foundations. Greenpeace has been funded by the Soros-financed Tides Foundation. Tides also funds the Sierra Club.
The Green New Deal, meanwhile, is viewed in progressive activist circles as taking the mantle from something called the Leap Manifesto, a so-called clean energy plan co-authored by radical activist and author Naomi Klein.
Leap was initiated by the Tides-funded 350.org as well as Black Lives Matter-Toronto. Leaked documents from Soros’s Open Society Foundations previously disclosed donations to Black Lives Matter.
‘Democratic socialist party-within-a-party’
On its website, meanwhile, Sunrise advertises its partnership with Justice Democrats, with the two groups working together with Ocasio-Cortez to craft the Green New Deal.
Justice Democrats backed the Congressional campaign of Ocasio-Cortez when she was largely unknown and the two are closely linked. According to reports, it was Justice Democrats that originally recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run in the first place.
Waleed Shahid, Justice Democrats’ communications director, reportedly worked on Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign prior to joining the group. Justice Democrats was co-founded by Saikat Chakrabarti, who serves as Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff.
Justice Democrats does not hide its socialist ideology, with Shahid telling Vox.com the organization seeks to nudge the Democratic Party toward democratic socialism:
Shahid describes it as a “social democratic or democratic socialist party-within-a-party,” arguing that the vicissitudes of the US party system force people like him to share a party with people like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer who, in a European-style proportional system, would simply inhabit different political blocs. The point, however, is not to displace the Democrats but to change them.
Justice Democrats is looking to push far-left candidates in largely uncompetitive local races, and it plans to use support for the Green New Deal as a bellwether for possible Democratic primary challenges from the far-left.
“We’re going to recruit Democratic primary challengers for House races in 2020 who will fight with us,” stated Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats. “And we’ll keep putting pressure on Democrats in Congress and those running for President in 2020 to support the Green New Deal.”
One Justice Democrats founder was Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks. He resigned from the group after old blog posts surfaced that were out of step with Justice Democrats’ ideology, with some of the posts appearing to be sexist.
Uygur’s The Young Turks is a member of The Media Consortium, a network of far-left media organizations that is reportedly funded by Soros.
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Recently released FBI documents from decades ago have found the family of Nancy Pelosi might have had deep ties to organized crime. One America's Kristian Rouz examines the reports.
Kamala Harris reveals herself as an anti-Christian BIGOT who hates God and anyone who recognizes the existence of God
By JD Heyes
She’s one of many who is expected to join a crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates, but in terms of distinguishing herself from the others, Sen. Kamala Harris of California hasn’t done much yet.
Except to prove that she’s an anti-Christian bigot, though before all is said and done, she won’t be the only one because the party of the donkey has a long history now of hating on Christians.
During a recent confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Harris is a member, attorney Brian Buescher of Nebraska, whom POTUS Donald Trump nominated to the federal bench in his state, faced a litany of questions tainted with Catholic bias from Harris and another Christian bigot, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii).
As reported by the Washington Times, Harris and Hirono repeatedly questioned Buescher’s membership in a Catholic male organization, the Knights of Columbus, a 137-year-old fraternal organization that serves as a charity as well, leading to allegations of “religious profiling.”
“The Knights of Columbus has taken a number of extreme positions,” Hirono said during Buescher’s hearing last month, noting that the organization — like all Catholics — is opposed to same-sex marriage. “If confirmed, do you intend to end your membership with this organization to avoid any bias?”
Mind you, Catholics believe that support for same-sex marriage is ‘extreme,’ so that label is subject to interpretation by the accuser.
Meanwhile, Harris asked Buescher — who became a KofC member 25 years ago as a teenager, “Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman’s right to choose when you joined the organization?” referring to abortion and using the Democrat talking point “woman’s right to choose.” (Related: Condoleeza Rice smacks race-baiter Kamala Harris at Kavanaugh hearing: ‘He will be outstanding.’)
Catholics and other pro-life supporters would finish that phrase thusly: “Women’s right to choose …to kill her unborn baby.”
Will Harris represent all Americans as president or just those who share her views?Buescher said he planned to abide by the Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges regarding his affiliations with outside organizations. He also said that his participation in the KofC has largely focused on “charitable and community events in local Catholic parishes,” the Times reported.
“I do not recall if I was aware whether the Knights of Columbus had taken a position on the abortion issue when I joined at the age of 18,” he told Harris.
The U.S. Constitution, by the way, forbids the application of “religious tests” for any candidate for public office. Article IV, Sect. 3 states: “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
That’s pretty clear, which is why the Senate affirmed without dissent a resolution from Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) affirming the Constitution’s religious test prohibition.
The line of questioning, understandably, drew criticism from Catholics and other religious freedom advocates who accused them of violating the Constitution with their “litmus test.”
“Sens. Harris and Hirono are playing a game: They are engaged in selective religious profiling and sexism,” said Catholic League President Bill Donohue.
“This isn’t just about the Knights of Columbus or Catholics,” said Penny Nance, president of Concerned Women for America, “this is an ongoing attack from the extreme Left of the Democratic Party to silence people of faith and run them out of engaging in public service based on their religious beliefs.
“It is pure and simple religious bigotry,” she added, the Times reported.
If Harris were to win her party’s nomination, she should be reminded about her questioning of Buescher over his KofC connection during the debates and asked if she planned on representing all Americans as president or just those who share her far-Left political, cultural, and social views.
EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Evidence Shows Kamala Harris Covered Up Illegal Wiretaps
Jan 23, 2019
By Patrick Howley
Democratic California senator Kamala Harris covered up a wide-ranging surveillance scheme in which a single Riverside County judge ordered hundreds of wiretaps snaring millions of phone calls and thousands of unsuspecting people across the country, according to whistleblower case evidence obtained by Big League Politics.New evidence shows how then-California attorney general Kamala Harris’ office defied precedent to conceal and obscure the details of this illegal operation, including by “locking” a mandatory annual report on intercepted communications from public disclosure and allegedly changing the numbering system on the official report to make it impossible to identify each wiretap coming out of Riverside County. Many of these wiretaps were never explained and never resulted in action, and targets are still unnamed.
Kamala Harris served as California attorney general from 2011 to 2017, when she took her Senate seat.
Riverside County Superior Court judge Helios Hernandez, appointed by Democrat governor Gray Davis, ordered 624 wiretaps in 2014, almost five times more than any other American judge, and 44,000 people and over 2 million conversations were tapped. Hernandez even got 17 wiretap applications in one day. Some of Hernandez’s wiretaps have been found to be illegal by prosecutors, leading to the dropping of some cases and the surrender of assets seized by the feds. A federal judge said legal standards “could not have been met” with regard to the Riverside County wiretaps. Approximately 18 percent of the more than 4 million conversations wiretapped in the state of California in 2016 were incriminating.
The wiretapping scheme coincided with a period of massive revenue gains for the state of California from civil asset forfeitures overseen by Kamala Harris’ office. In 2014, Riverside County collected more than $3 million in civil asset forfeitures.
Stephanie J. Lacambra, criminal defense staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is representing a retired California Highway Patrol officer who was targeted with a wiretap, and who still has no idea why.
“It looked like the FBI and DEA were shopping because they could get this one judge in Riverside County” to sign off on wiretap orders, Lacambra told Big League Politics, referring to Riverside County judge Helios Hernandez.
Lacambra that the “specter of impropriety” led to numerous of these cases being dropped nationwide. “It looked like there was not justification for the sheer number of wiretaps coming out of this county.”
Lacambra said that her client’s wiretap “occurred during the time in which this spike in wiretaps was happening in 2015.”
“The problem lies in that the district attorney’s office that had the responsibility of issuing notice to individuals who were targets failed to notify those targets,” Lacambra told Big League Politics, noting that people were completely unaware that they were being wiretapped.
Video Exposes True Dangerous Agenda of Many Politicians in America
January 7, 2019
This is a C-Span video from 1989 exposing the true agenda of many US-based Muslim organizations. As Muslim Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib begins her tenure as a US Congressman, Americans should be worried. Tlaib is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood organization that has called for cultural jihad to make America Muslim. Her candidacy is not about helping America, but about making America Muslim. And there are many American Muslims today joining American politics. Beware. No, they are not all a problem, but the problem exists with many of them.
Islamophobia is NOT a phobia. Non-Muslims have every reason to be afraid of jihadi, sharia, intolerant and violent Islam. It is important to clarify that not every Muslim believes in the Islamic belief of turning the whole world into a Muslim caliphate where non-Muslims are treated as second-class citizens and allowed to be controlled by the Muslim authorities, but hundreds of millions of Muslims do believe in that. Therefore people have every reason to be afraid of Islam and those that religiously follow jihadi, sharia Islam.
The SpeakerSharifa Alkhateeb, of the North American Council for Muslim Women, was an American Muslim educator. In this video, she shares the ultimate goal of Muslim education in America which is to make all of America Muslim. She says it straight out: “The long range process of making America Muslim -ALL of America Muslim…and being very calculated about it”
Radical Muslim Elements Accepted by the Democratic Elite
Hillary Clinton speech:
“I want to thank everyone who has worked on bringing this event together. We have had a wonderful turnout in the past. We had more people this time, so we are actually occupying two rooms here in the Old Executive Office Building. *Sharifa Alkhateeb* of the North American Council for Muslim Women has been largely responsible for working with the White House staff in bringing us here. As many of you may know, Sharifa was the chair of the Muslim Caucus in Beijing in 1995. *And she is also a great friend to me* and to my staff for many, many occasions when we call upon her for advice and counsel. And I am pleased that once again she could be so helpful, both on her own behalf and on behalf of the Council in helping us out here.”
Why did nobody mention that Beto O’Rourke’s wife is a billionaire heiress?
Bloomberg once estimated the wealth of Beto’s father-in-law at $20 billion. But obviously that’s not worth mentioning when you profile him
29 October 2018
Young Beto O’Rourke casts himself as the ‘anti-Trump’. But his father-in-law, it turns out, is a billionaire property developer with a contentious relationship with non-white residents — not unlike the President. Beto’s more the proto-Jared Kushner.The New York Times today revealed the highly interesting news that friend-of-the-little-guy Beto married well. Very well. His wife is not only the daughter of William D. Sanders, aka the Warren Buffet of real estate, Cockburn can reveal she is the onlydaughter. Sanders’s portfolio is valued at about $20 billion.
Nothing wrong with that, of course, but something is amiss when an endless stream of laudatory profiles fails to mention it. ‘Stop the Press Before It Profiles Beto O’Rourke Again,’ came the muffled cry of Politico’s Jack Shafer a couple of weeks ago, from beneath a deluge of glowing cuttings about the Texas congressman. Having a profile of the boyishly handsome skateboarder standing against Sen. Ted Cruz is as key an ingredient to a left-leaning media site as an Instagram page or a round of cuts when your staff try to unionise.
A Yahoo profile of O’Rourke described how he ‘married Amy Sanders, a charter school administrator,’ and served on the City Council ‘championing downtown redevelopment.’ But the reporter didn’t bother to look into who Sanders’s father was.
Neither did this Guardian piece.
Or this Washington Post one.
Nor this one in Vanity Fair.
TIME magazine were agog as the congressman cooed, ‘I just want to be as raw and direct and real as I can — and it seems to be working.’
And GQ were content to focus on other members of his family. ‘O’Rourke ascended the stage with his daughter, Molly, riding piggyback. She and her mom, Amy, also dressed in a Diablito uniform, stood by O’Rourke as he presented Daniel with a cake and led a chorus of “Happy Birthday.”’ Cute stuff — but we’d rather hear about their property magnate grandfather if it’s all the same.
We could go on. Even the paper who broke the scoop couldn’t be bothered to do any digging when they went on the trail with Beto in February. A New York Timesreporter watched O’Rourke speak to a crowd in El Paso. He ‘appealed to their anger at Washington. The “system is rigged,” he said, adding, “I can tell you that access is purchased, that votes are bought and paid for, that outcomes are determined before you have a chance to call your member of Congress or senator.”’
Worrying stuff indeed, Beto.
Per today’s Times, ‘Over the next two years, Mr. O’Rourke would defend the plan before angry barrio residents and vote to advance it. At other times, he would abstain. Business owners who opposed the plan accused Mr O’Rourke of a conflict, citing the involvement of his father-in-law, the billionaire developer William D. Sanders.’
Soros Group Behind It All – This Is Chilling
December 12, 2018
As the media continues to escalate its frenzied coverage of the Mueller investigation and the Michael Cohen trial, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that they don’t have any evidence of real crimes on the part of Donald Trump.
What they do have is a hazy cloud of rumors, allegations, unrelated crimes, and loosely linked associates. And while the media is complicit in spreading the rumors, many political observers suspect that the public narrative is being shaped by special interest groups and deep state actors.
They may have a point. The Daily Caller reports:
Days after Donald Trump’s inauguration, a nonprofit organization opened up shop in Washington, D.C., to continue a private investigation into the president’s possible ties to Russia.
Only a few details of the group, the Democracy Integrity Project, have trickled out over the nearly two years since its founding.
The organization’s founder, a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer named Daniel J. Jones, hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele as part of the initiative, he told the FBI in March 2017. And it has been revealed that billionaire financier George Soros has given at least $1 million to the group and is considering giving more.
But The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained Demand Integrity Project’s articles of incorporation showing that a white collar defense attorney who has worked with Fusion GPS in the past and a former State Department official were also on the group’s board of directors.
Surprise, surprise, George Soros is involved.
Soros’ Central European University forced out of Hungary
December 4, 2018
by Jerry McCormick
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The government of Hungary just dealt another blow to liberal billionaire and philanthropist George Soros.
The Soros-founded Central European University (CEU) announced that it was being forced to leave Hungary under an “arbitrary eviction.”
The Long BattleViktor Orbán, the nationalist prime minister of Hungary, has been targeting Soros-connected institutions for some time now.
Orbán started by trying to ban non-governmental organization (NGOs).
In fact, there was specific legislation put in place, known as the “Stop Soros” bill to address this very issue.
Several stipulations were put on CEU to make it more difficult for the University to operate in Hungary.
The university said it had met all of these stipulations, but the Hungarian government apparently does not agree.
Rector Michael Ignatieff, who serves as the president of CEU, was extremely upset when told he had to pack up and leave the country.
Ignatieff stated, “CEU has been forced out. This is unprecedented.”
“A U.S. institution has been driven out of a country that is a NATO ally. A European institution has been ousted from a member state of the EU,” he added.
He went on to call the move a “violation of academic freedom.”
Soros money at workFor decades, Soros, a Hungarian-American, has been accused of trying to create chaos and civil upheaval to promote his leftist agenda around the globe.
In many of these instances, this is happening in countries where Soros has no interest or has no immediate ties.
A recent example of this was Soros enlisting celebrities to promote the legalization of abortion in Ireland.
His efforts worked, as 68 percent of the people voted in favor of repealing Ireland’s 8thAmendment, which had outlawed abortion.
Orbán has never tried to hide his dislike of Soros and what he believes to be his ultimate goal.
The Hungarian prime minister once stated, “[The Soros network’s] aim is to build a Europe of mixed population and to condemn the Hungarian government for opposing their view on migration.”
Earlier this year, Orbán’s government succeeded in pressuring Soros’ Open Society Foundation to leave Hungary for Berlin.
July 29, 2018
The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My 8 Decades
By Frank Hawkins
America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life. Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism and open borders. The president of the United States is threatened with impeachment because the other side doesn’t like him. The once reasonably unbiased American media has evolved into a hysterical left wing mob. How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime? Who are the main culprits? Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans of the last 80 years.
10) Mark Felt – Deputy director of the FBI, aka “Deep Throat” during the Watergate scandal. This was the first public instance of a senior FBI officially directly interfering in America’s political affairs. Forerunner of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe.
9) Bill Ayers– Represents the deep and ongoing leftist ideological damage to our education system. An unrepentant American terrorist who evaded punishment, he devoted his career to radicalizing American education and pushing leftist causes. Ghost wrote Obama’s book, “Dreams of My Father.”
8) Teddy Kennedy – Most folks remember Teddy as the guy who left Mary Joe Kopechne to die in his car at Chappaquiddick. The real damage came after he avoided punishment for her death and became a major Democrat force in the US Senate, pushing through transformative liberal policies in health care and education. The real damage was the 1965 Hart-Cellar immigration bill he pushed hard for that changed the quota system to increase the flow of third world people without skills into the US and essentially ended large-scale immigration from Europe.
7) Walter Cronkite – Cronkite was a much beloved network anchor who began the politicalization of America’s news media with his infamous broadcast from Vietnam that described the Tet Offensive as a major victory for the Communists and significantly turned the gullible American public against the Vietnam War. In fact, the Tet offensive was a military disaster for the NVA and Viet Cong, later admitted by North Vietnamese military leaders. Decades later Cronkite admitted he got the story wrong. But it was too late. The damage was done.
6) Bill and Hillary Clinton--It’s difficult to separate Team Clinton. Bill’s presidency was largely benign as he was a relative fiscal conservative who rode the remaining benefits of the Reagan era. But his sexual exploits badly stained the Oval Office and negatively affected America’s perception of the presidency. In exchange for financial support, he facilitated the transfer of sensitive military technology to the Chinese. Hillary, a Saul Alinsky acolyte, is one of the most vicious politicians of my lifetime, covering up Bill’s sexual assaults by harassing and insulting the exploited women and peddling influence around the globe in exchange for funds for the corrupt Clinton Foundation. She signed off on the sale of 20% of the US uranium reserve to the Russians after Bill received a $500,000 speaking fee in Moscow and the foundation (which supported the Clinton’s regal lifestyle) received hundreds of millions of dollars from those who benefited from the deal. Between them, they killed any honor that might have existed in the dark halls of DC.
5) Valerie Jarrett - The Rasputin of the Obama administration. A Red Diaper baby, her father, maternal grandfather and father-in-law (Vernon Jarrett who was a close friend and ally of Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis) were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government. She has been in Obama’s ear for his entire political career pushing a strong anti-American, Islamist, anti-Israeli, socialist/communist, cling-to-power agenda.
4) Jimmy Carter - Carter ignited modern day radical Islam by abandoning the Shah and paving the way for Ayatollah Khomeini to take power in Tehran. Iran subsequently became the main state sponsor and promoter of international Islamic terrorism. When Islamists took over our embassy in Tehran, Carter was too weak to effectively respond thus strengthening the rule of the radical Islamic mullahs.
3) Lyndon Johnson – Johnson turned the Vietnam conflict into a major war for America. It could have ended early if he had listened to the generals instead of automaker Robert McNamara. The ultimate result was: 1) 58,000 American military deaths and collaterally tens of thousands of American lives damaged; and 2) a war that badly divided America and created left wing groups that evaded the draft and eventually gained control of our education system. Even worse, his so-called War on Poverty led to the destruction of American black families with a significant escalation of welfare and policies designed to keep poor families dependent on the government (and voting Democrat) for their well-being. He deliberately created a racial holocaust that is still burning today. A strong case could be made for putting him at the top of this list.
2) Barack Hussein Obama - Obama set up America for a final defeat and stealth conversion from a free market society to socialism/communism. As we get deeper into the Trump presidency, we learn more each day about how Obama politicized and compromised key government agencies, most prominently the FBI, the CIA and the IRS, thus thoroughly shaking the public’s confidence in the federal government to be fair and unbiased in its activities. He significantly set back race and other relations between Americans by stoking black grievances and pushing radical identity politics. Obama’s open support for the Iranian mullahs and his apologetic “lead from behind” foreign policy seriously weakened America abroad. His blatant attempt to interfere in Israel’s election trying to unseat Netanyahu is one of the most shameful things ever done by an American president.
1) John Kerry – Some readers will likely say Kerry does not deserve to be number one on this list. I have him here because I regard him as the most despicable American who ever lived. After his three faked Purple Hearts during his cowardly service in Vietnam, he was able to leave the US Navy early. As a reserve naval officer and in clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he traveled to Paris and met privately with the NVA and the Viet Cong. He returned to the United States parroting the Soviet party line about the war and testified before Congress comparing American soldiers to the hordes of Genghis Khan. It was a clear case of treason, giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. We got a second bite of the bitter Kerry apple when as Obama’s secretary of state, he fell into bed with the Iranian (“Death to America”) mullahs giving them the ultimate green light to develop nuclear weapons along with billions of dollars that further supported their terrorist activities. Only the heroic Swift Vets saved us from a Manchurian Candidate Kerry presidency. Ultimately we got Obama.
Dishonorable Mentions! (Just missed the list)
John Brennan –Obama’s CIA director who once voted for Communist Gus Hall for president. A key member of the Deep State who severely politicized the CIA. Called President Trump treasonous for meeting with the president of Russia.
Jane Fonda – movie actress who made the infamous trip to Vietnam during the war in support of the Communists. She represents hard left Hollywood that has done so much damage to our culture.
Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin – Both revered entertainers helped usher in the prevailing drug culture. Joplin personally suffered the consequences. Karma’s a bitch.
Robert Johnson /BET – Helped popularize ho’s, bitches and pimps while making millions on great hits such as “Jigga my Nigga”, “Big Pimpin’”, “Niggas in Paris” and “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.” Many scholars within the African American community maintain that BET perpetuates and justifies racism by adopting the stereotypes held about African Americans, affecting the psyche of young viewers through the bombardment of negative images of African Americans. Who can disagree?
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr./The New York Times – Once the gold standard of American journalism, the paper always had a liberal tilt and occasionally made bad mistakes. As the years have gone along, the paper has slid further and further left and today is virtually the primary propaganda arm of the increasingly radical Democrat Party. Still retains influence in Washington and New York.
George Soros – Jewish former Nazi collaborator in his native Hungary who as a self-made billionaire has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into left wing groups and causes. The damage he has caused is difficult to measure, but it’s certainly large. He has funded much of the effort to kill the Trump presidency.
Frank Marshall Davis - Anti-white, black Bolshevik, card-carrying Soviet agent. Probable birth father and admitted primary mentor of young Barak Hussein Obama.
Frank Hawkins is a former US Army intelligence officer, Associated Press foreign correspondent, international businessman, senior newspaper company executive, founder and owner of several marketing companies and published novelist. He is currently retired in North Carolina. email@example.com
Editor's note: the original version of this piece misspelled the names of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, and also implied that Hendrix was a drug addict, which the coroner's autopsy after his death clearly stated was not the case. AT regrets these errors.
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Coward Dem Who Threatened Rand Paul’s Kids Doesn’t Want His Identity Exposed – Make Him Famous!
By The Conservative Jew on July 3, 2018
A Berkeley, California man was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of threatening a federal official last week.
But what’s really odd about this whole story is that reports are saying that he doesn’t seem to want people to know his identity after he allegedly wrote to a member of Congress he would “gut you like a hog” and k**l the member’s family.
Nathanial Blaine Luffman, who is a former Kentucky resident according to his social media page, was arrested on June 27 and is now in the process of being taken to the state of Oregon in order to face a single charge of retaliating against a federal official by way of threats. This is an offense which carries a maximum term of 10 years in federal prison.
“The Democrat who was recently arrested for threatening to k**l Sen. Rand Paul and his family with an ax was a Barack Obama fan and used the hashtag #Obamaforlife in some of his threats.
Police arrested Democrat Nathanial Blaine Luffman. Paul said that the suspect had left threats threatening to chop up his family with an ax. Officials say Luffman left the messages at Paul’s Kentucky offices.
According to Mercury News, Luffman is from Berkeley, California, but also lived in Kentucky in the past.
Luffman also made threats against another official, threatening him as well.
Nathanial Blaine Luffman — a former Kentucky resident, according to his Facebook page — was arrested June 27 and is being taken to Oregon to face a single charge of retaliating against a federal official by way of threats. It carries a maximum term of 10 years in prison.
While Luffman’s alleged victim is not named in court records describing the threats, U.S. Capitol Police describe him as an Oregon elected official with an office at a federal building in Portland. The court records also say the suspect has been associated with “other known threatening communications to members of Congress.”
Sen. Paul thanked the Capitol Police for their efforts to keep him safe.
Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to k**l my family and me.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) July 2, 2018
But the paper discovered that the suspect also posted tweets using the hashtag #ObamaForLife and repeatedly came to the support of Democratic candidates.
Per Gateway Pundit:
In a post on his Facebook page on June 28, Luffman wrote that “today’s theme is #Trouble #DoubleTrouble I mean #BidenBlaine like 2020 Election #BornToRun it’s our theme song. You probably don’t understand I had to be the #Senator of Kentucky. It’s not about money or White House but my #Pride the idea somebody else sitting in that Senate Seat other than me #Unacceptable I just could not handle the idea too many #Hens to be had,” with a bunch of chicken emojis.
He frequently live streamed from UC Berkeley, which he claimed is a sovereign nation “independent & free from any and all over sight by any nation or people’s.”
Police say that Luffman also sent threats to other politicians, but those officials have not been publicly identified.
These days, incidents like this can’t just be waved off as harmless cranks just sending threats they won’t follow up on. After all, just last year, a hardcore Democrat loaded up his g**s and took them to a baseball field and began s******g at Republican members of Congress with the hopes of k*****g as many as he could.
Sadly, when Bernie Sanders volunteer James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Virginia baseball park, many were injured. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R, LA) was so badly shot up that he has permanent injuries.
In fact, Sen. Paul himself was on the baseball field that day and he was also attacked by his crazed Democratic neighbor, who cracked six of the Senator’s ribs and leaving in danger of d***h. It took him months to recover.”
Although Luffman’s alleged victim is not actually named in the complaint, Capitol Police described him as an Oregon elected official with an office at a federal building in Portland.
Court records also say the suspect has been associated with “other known threatening communications to members of Congress” before. Luffman allegedly wrote emails and sent voicemails to the official. His email told the victim he’d “gut you like a hog” and leave “your kids bowels splayed out across floor blood spattered on the door as you lay d**d,” officials said. Luffman is also allegedly said to have left a voicemail threatening to “hack to pieces” the official and his daughters used the hashtag #ObamaForLife and claimed that the official was involved in a plot to assassinate ex-President Barack Obama in Kentucky.
Shortly after Luffman’s arrest was entered into the federal court system. Kentucky’s junior Republican senator, Senator Rand Paul, tweeted, “Thank you to the US Capitol Police for their arrest of the man who recently threatened to k**l my family and me.”
Wow, and the left is busy trying to paint us on the right as being violent haters.
A Democratic state legislator in Pennsylvania “welcomed” Vice President Mike Pence to Philadelphia on Tuesday with a middle-finger salute.
Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) posted a Facebook photo Tuesday of himself giving the middle finger to protest the vice president’s trip to the city for a Republican Governors Association fundraising event.
“OFFICIAL WELCOME: @MikePenceVP let me be the first to officially welcome you to the City of Brotherly Love and to my District!” Sims’ social media posts on Facebook and Twitter read. “We’re a City of soaring diversity. We believe in the power of all people: Black, Brown, Queer, Trans, Atheist, & Immigrant. So … get bent, then get out!”
The 39-year-old Democrat is the first openly gay legislator in the Pennsylvania state house, and took the opportunity to use the obscene gesture as a way to appeal to his base of supporters.
Some of his supporters cheered the brazen gesture while other supporters warned him that his conduct in the photo is “unprofessional.”
“This is a worthy fight and I am so grateful to see someone in office expressing some actual anger at this monstrosity of a dictatorship,” one left-wing supporter wrote.
“I’m a supporter but posing for this picture is unprofessional and makes you seem crude. You can take Pence down more effectively by challenging his words and actions. You’ll be judged more harshly than he is,” another supporter wrote.
But opponents also flooded the comment section of his picture, deriding the state lawmaker’s actions as “disrespectful” and “childish,”
“Disrespectful … we need to get back to being classy in disagreements … happy you don’t represent me,” one Facebook user wrote.
“This is exactly why Trump got elected! So unprofessional and childish for a supposedly elected official!” another user chimed in.
Although the posts have received plenty of backlash, Sims had not deleted them as of Thursday afternoon. His posts have gained a massive following on social media, getting more than 39,000 likes on Facebook and nearly 6,000 retweets.
Intern who cursed at Trump is identified, was suspended but not fired
By Chad Pergram | Fox News
Woman Yells Expletive at Trump Entourage at CapitolThe Congressional intern who hollered “Mr. President, f--- you!” across the Capitol Rotunda last week during a presidential visit has been identified.
Sources tell Fox News the woman in question is 21-year-old Caitlin Marriott, who is interning in the office of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H.
Fox News is told she has not been terminated and will continue to work there through August.
The intern works for Sen. Maggie Hassan, pictured here. (Hassan via Facebook)
Congressional authorities were finally able to identifiy Marriott and speak with her to determine if she posed a threat to the president, sources said. She raced from where she heckled Trump, forcing U.S. Capitol Police to put out a “be on the lookout” over their radios.
After deciding Marriott didn’t pose a threat to President Trump, authorities decided there was no other action they could take. However, Fox News was told that Marriott will be confined to her duties in Hassan’s office on the third floor of the Hart Senate office building and earned a week-long suspension.
Before Trump’s visit to the Capitol last Tuesday, a gaggle of interns gathered on the Senate side of the Capitol Rotunda behind a line of Capitol Police officers and Secret Service agents. When the president arrived, Marriott shouted the epithet as Trump walked into the office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Fox News is told that Marriott's decision to hector President Trump was “impulsive.” The interns were bantering back and forth about potentially shouting something at the president, and fellow interns “egged on” Marriott and others to do something.
“We are aware of the situation and have taken disciplinary action, including a one-week suspension and revoking her Congressional intern ID badge (thereby restricting her access to the Capitol), in response to her breach of office policies regarding respectful and appropriate conduct. We also facilitated contact with Capitol Police,” Hassan's spokesman, Aaron Jacobs, said.
WATCH: Democrat Under Investigation For Appearing To Break Law While Destroying AR-15 In Virtue-Signaling Stunt
March 9, 2018
A Democratic congressional candidate is reportedly being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after she appeared to break the law while destroying an AR-15 in a virtue signaling stunt following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Democrat Karen Mallard, a teacher who has spent 30 years in the classroom, is running for Virginia's 2nd Congressional District against Republican Congressman Scott Taylor.
Following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Mallard decided to destroy an AR-15 that she claims her husband purchased a while back, saying in dramatic fashion, "I told him, I wanted this gun out of my house!"
Mallard proceeded to try to destroy the rifle by cutting most of the barrel off with a saw, which did not destroy the rifle, rather, she created a short-barreled rifle, which is a National Firearms Act (NFA) regulated item. Thousands of people have commented on the video on her Facebook page, mocking her and pointing out that she may have broken the law with her actions. ABC 13 News reports:
Master Police Officer Tonya Pierce, spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Police Department, confirmed that the rifle was in the department's possession. Pierce told 13News Now the ATF was looking into the situation.
Texas Democrat refuses to resign from state senate after felony convictions – gets salary and pension
March 2, 2018
Flint Weiss / CCL
Democrats have continued to search for criminal activity in President Donald Trump’s administration to no avail — but if they want to find corruption and criminal activity, they ought to look at members of their own party.
Texas State Sen. Carlos Uresti, a Democrat, was convicted of money laundering and securities fraud in February, but is stubbornly insisting on staying in office.
The CrimeSen. Uresti was convicted on Feb. 22 of 11 federal counts of money laundering, and wire and securities fraud, Fox News reported. According to prosecutors, the senator and his co-defendant lied to investors to convince them to give them money for a fracking company that went bankrupt in 2015.
Uresti has another court date in May that deals with bribery charges. He is also facing charges for sexual harassment and assault; a reporter told The Daily Beast that Sen. Uresti groped her and “put his tongue down my throat.”
Another woman, Jenn Cervella, said that he ogled her and made her uncomfortable.
“We were being introduced and when we shook hands, he spun me around and said something like, ‘Damn, girl — you’re trouble,’” she said.
Meanwhile, the senator is free as he awaits sentencing for the fraud charges. He could face up to 20 years in prison.
He Still Gets PaidRepublican Lt. Gov Dan Patrick has stripped Uresti of all of his assignments, but while Democrat and Republican senators have called on Uresti to resign, he has resisted calls to do so.
Because he is not resigning, Uresti will stilll receive his pension, which can grow to as high as $140,000 per year — much more than the $7,200 salary that Texas state senators earn while in office.
And every month that Sen. Uresti stays in office that pension grows, and despite his felony convictions he does not have to sacrifice his pension.
The Texas Tribune reported:
The size of a government pension is determined by a legislator’s years served. Since Uresti has served nearly 21 years in the Legislature — combined with potential additions for his four years of active service as a U.S. Marine and other optional service credits — his pension could already be as large as $89,000 per year.
Felons are ineligible to serve in the Texas Legislature, but Uresti can keep his seat while he appeals. If he serves until the end of his current term in January 2021 his pension could grow by more than $9,000.
And that money won’t go away even if Uresti is finally convicted.
A law passed last year renders certain felons ineligible to receive government pensions. But that law isn’t retroactive, meaning it doesn’t apply to crimes committed before June 2017, according to Mary Jane Wardlow, spokeswoman for the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
Hopefully, the Texas legislature will figure out a way to keep this criminal from receiving the benefits of his position. He doesn’t deserve to be paid after what he’s done.
Watchdog group says Huma Abedin’s emails contain smoking gun – time to investigate
January 1, 2018
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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that it is time to launch a new, “serious investigation,” into the former secretary of state’s aide after the discovery of more classified emails on the laptop of her estranged, and disgraced, husband, former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Years of persistence paid offIt could be the beginning of real legal jeopardy for Abedin. Lifezette reported:
The emails were made public Friday in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Judicial Watch filed in March 2015. The 2,800 emails were among thousands found by the FBI that spurred the bureau to reopen its investigation in October 2016 and raise new questions about the Clinton team’s mishandling of classified information on the private server.
Fitton called it “a major victory.”
“That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law,” he said, adding, “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents. It will be in keeping with our past experience that Abedin’s emails on Weiner’s laptop will include classified and other sensitive materials.”
Weiner is currently serving a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Abedin has since filed for divorce.
The emails discovered on Weiner’s laptop were heavily redacted and contained sensitive information about Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, United Arab Emirates officials and the Palestine Liberation Organization. It also discussed her boss, Hillary Clinton, and her lust for politics, even as Clinton served as secretary of state.
A spokesman for the State Department said that it “carefully reviews the content of records requested through FOIA to determine whether any information is sensitive or classified” and admitted that the emails found on Weiner’s laptop contained “classified information that has been redacted.”
The Chicago Tribune reported:
The FBI found thousands of emails exchanged between Clinton and Abedin while searching Weiner’s laptop as part of a criminal investigation into his sexting with a high school student. The discovery led then-FBI Director James Comey to announce in late October 2016, as Clinton’s run for the White House was in its final stage, that he was reopening the probe of her use of a private computer server.
Then two days before Election Day, the FBI declared there was nothing new in the emails. Clinton has called Comey’s intervention “the determining factor” in her defeat.
Abedin and her boss were able to skate by during the administration of former President Obama, but it won’t be that simple with President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the helm.
And it could mean that someone associated with the Clintons will finally be held accountable.
Now wouldn’t that be a refreshing change?
Sexual Harassment Scandals May Drive Democrats Out Of Power In CALIFORNIA
A solid "blue state" may be less solid than previously thought.
December 26, 2017
If there's any state in the union that is most assuredly "blue," it's California. Outside of a single Republican governor — Arnold Schwarzenegger — and a handful of state and federal legislators in northern and far southern counties, Democrats hold nearly every elected office in the state.
But according to Politico, a burgeoning sexual harassment scandal is roiling the state's Democratic ranks and a series of "scandal-induced resignations" thought to be coming in 2018 are threatening the Democrats' stranglehold on power.
"We’re in unchartered territory here,” Garry South, a veteran Democratic strategist told the political news outlet. “This whole issue has hit a critical mass in a very short time. I’ve never seen anything like it before — and I don’t know where it ends.”
South and others claim that Democrats have suffered from a severe decline in public trust. The Hollywood leftists who have bankrolled Democratic candidates at both the state and federal level are now under scrutiny, as Harvey Weinstein, perhaps chief among the entertainment industry's political powerhouses, is facing dozens of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape allegations — and, quite possibly, an indictment.
The major Democratic players who represent some of California's biggest urban areas can't escape the tarnish. Even Rep. Nancy Pelosi isn't immune, the article claims, because she stalled Rep. John Conyers's resignation, calling Conyers an "American icon" and pleading with him to remain in office, even as more women came forward to accuse Conyers of bizarre — and often sexual — behavior.
The California Assembly is itself embroiled in its own sex scandal. Dozens of women signed a petition to demand accountability from Democratic legislators they claim have sexually harassed aides and staff. They even have their own movement: #WeSaidEnough.
The Assembly plans to hold hours of hearings dedicated to sexual harassment within its ranks when it reconvenes in January, and the State Senate has hired two separate law firms, Politico reports, to handle what leadership believes will be a wave of claims. Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra, is leading a group of progressive feminists attacking California state Democrats from the left, accusing them of covering up for abusers in their ranks while labeling themselves great protectors of women's rights.
Democrats have yet to see electoral fallout from D.C. and Hollywood scandals, but Politico seems convinced that, at least in California, certain seats are likely to remain vacant or even flip to Republican if state-based scandals make national headlines. Californians prefer Democrats, that's not in doubt, but they may want a change of pace from their regular representation.
At the very least, Politico says, sources close to governor Jerry Brown are concerned his leftist agenda may have stalled indefinitely. With resignations coming weekly and a state legislature pre-occupied with sniffing out harassers in their midst, there will be far fewer environmental regulations and tax hikes passed in the next year.
That, at least, should be good news.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Fake Consumer Bureau is Just a Slush Fund for Far Left Causes By Warner Todd Huston December 7, 2017
The little known Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was in the news last week when President Donald Trump sent a new man into the agency to run it his way. We all should be hopeful that Trump’s man will help shut this massive fraud down instead of continuing along with its left-wing agenda. But, in the meantime, we all must understand that the CFPB is nothing but a tax-funded slush fund for left-wing causes and to fill the pockets of Barack Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s pals.
Extremist Senator Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren created the bureau supposedly to advocate for American consumers and to stop all those mean ol’ businesses from ripping people off. But a closer look at the bureau shows that it is nothing but a tax dollar-supported slush fund for far left-wing causes.
At the end of November, President Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney to head the CFPB after the former head, Obama-appointed Richard Cordray, resigned to run as a Democrat for governor in Ohio.
The liberals of Warren’s CFPB, though, sued to try and stop Trump from replacing Cordray. They idiotically insisted that presidents don’t have any right to replace the head of the CFPB. A court agreed… that their idea was idiotic… and allowed Mulvaney to take his place at the head of the bureau.
Of course, the liberals fear that Mulvaney will begin undercutting the bureau and reverse its liberal direction and we should hope their fear is well founded.
But with all this scrutiny of the CFPB, the New York Post’s Paul Sperry recently wrote an article revealing that the CFPB is a fake agency that just funnels tax dollars to left-wing causes and doesn’t do a thing to help “protect” the American consumer.
In his “December 2 article, Sperry revealed many of the fake policies that prove to be only left-wing causes that Warren’s fake agency has supported since it was created in 2010 during the Obama era.
Sperry noted, for instance, that Warren’s fake agency gave millions to a group that made advertisements for Hillary Clinton. In June of this year, the CFPB gave the Obama-Hillary ad company a $14.7 million contract for “agency media and resource communication.” The CFPB also gave $16 million to create marketing materials to push the left-wing causes of student loans and mortgages.
Fortunately, as soon as Mulvaney got in, he froze all new hiring and the issuance of regulations by the agency so he could review the work being done there.
“It is a completely unaccountable agency, and I think that’s wrong,” Mulvaney said last week. “If the law allowed this place not to exist, I’d sit down with the president to try to make the case that other agencies can do this job well if not more effectively.”
They say CFPB is a Democrat shop with an anti-business agenda that goes well beyond protecting consumers and includes closing the “wealth gap” and administering “economic justice,” as Cordray has been fond of saying. It hires almost exclusively Democrats and “rejects Republican job applicants,” according to former CFPB enforcement attorney Ronald Rubin. Federal election data show 100 percent of political donations made by CFPB employees during the 2016 election were given to Democratic candidates.
Sperry went on to lay out some of the sham causes the CFPB has wasted our tax dollars on:
It’s just another corrupt Obama/Warren scam to force the American taxpayer to fund un-American liberal causes.Let’s hope Mulvaney and President Trump shut the thing down.
There’s a little-known fund that goes to victims of sexual harassment on the Hill.
You pay for it.
The fund that settles sexual harassment cases in the legislative branch is unlimited and funded by taxpayers.
Updated by Jane Coaston
Nov 21, 2017, 1:10pm EST
On Monday night, BuzzFeed broke the story that Michigan Rep. John Conyers paid a former staffer thousands of dollars in a settlement in 2015 after sexually harassing her and other women in his office and then firing her for refusing his advances.
He likely isn’t the only member of Congress to settle a harassment case. Since 1997, Congress has paid at least $15 million to settle complaints about sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act under the umbrella of the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) of 1995.
The payments made to Rep. Conyers’s alleged victim came out of his taxpayer-funded office budget. Generally, though, these payments aren’t made by members of Congress or their offices. They’re made by a special section of the Department of the Treasury established under Section 415 of the CAA — and ultimately by the American taxpayer.
The process by which victims of sexual harassment on the Hill seek justice is long and arduous — it takes up to three months before a formal complaint can be filed. If a settlement is reached, it’s kept secret. The source of the money in the fund is excluded from the standard appropriations budget made public by Congress each year. There’s no process by which voters — or potential employees — can find out who the harassers in office are, what they’ve been accused of, or if they’ve settled with victims before.
The fund used to settle violations of the CAA is perhaps just one of the several pockets of money throughout the government used to handle judgments made against government employees. As harassment accusations topple prominent men in media, comedy, and Hollywood, it’s come under more scrutiny.
Victims of sexual harassment on Capitol Hill are protected by law. But payments made by harassers are protected too. The Settlement and Awards Fund comes from an effort to hold Congress accountable for the federal laws that all other employers have to follow.
But as prominent men in other fields have faced snowballing accusations of sexual harassment, it’s instead shielded members of Congress from publicity.
In 1995, Congress passed the CAA, an effort to apply 12 federal laws to the legislative branch, including the Americans With Disabilities Act; the Fair Labor Standards Act, which requires that employers pay at least the minimum wage; and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, color, or gender — including sexual harassment.
“Congress has notoriously exempted itself from accountability measures,” said Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, an organization focused on promoting transparency in government, in an email. “It's no wonder the public has such a low approval of Congress given that they exempt themselves from workplace laws that they apply to the rest of society. It is long overdue for Congress to live by the standards of conduct they appropriately demand from others.”
The 1995 law also established “an account of the Office in the Treasury on the United States for the payment of awards and settlements” — a fund paid for by taxes to pay settlements.
The payouts have varied widely, from just under $40,000 in 1997 to more than $4 million in 2007 to just under $1 million in 2017. The fund is virtually unlimited. The act calls for however much is necessary to pay awards and settlements, and a spokesperson for the Congressional Office of Compliance told me that money is only added to the fund when it is needed for a payment.
The exact source of the money is still a question: The spokesperson told me that money for the fund is not included in the yearly legislative branch appropriations budgets.
The Settlement and Awards Fund isn’t the only fund made up of unlimited taxpayer money to solve the government’s legal problems. If you sue the United States government, your settlement will be paid by the same fund used to pay the Iranian government $1.3 billion in interest, part of an effort to end a financial dispute between the two countries and hasten the return of five Americans being held in Tehran (including Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian.)
This fund is called the Judgment Fund, established by the Automatic Payment of Judgments Act of 1956 to be “a permanent appropriation for the payment of certain types of judgments and settlements obtained against the United States.”
If the US government is found liable in court, the Judgment Fund pays if another source of money isn’t available. Over the past 50 years, those provisions have been altered to include “administrative claim awards,” settlements made by agencies that didn’t require a lawsuit. It’s not clear if the Judgment Fund has ever paid out a harassment case, but Congress has been sued at least once over workplace discrimination laws.
The Office of Compliance’s mediation process for victims of harassment is long, complicated — and discouragingWomen working on the Hill, from senators to staffers, have been subject to sexual harassment for decades — even during hearings. And there’s no human resources department in Congress. Instead, the same law that created the settlement fund also created the Office of Compliance to administer it.
If members of legislative branch staff — from Senate office staffers to employees of the Congressional Budget Office — experience sexual harassment at work, they must go to the office within 180 days of the incident to find a solution.
The compliance office then initiates a four-step process: a 30-day counseling period, a mediation effort, an administrative hearing or civil action (a lawsuit), and an appeals process.
But according to Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), who has proposed a bill to change how Congress handles harassment, the current process puts the employee making a complaint at greater risk than the person who has harassed them.
Victims can’t even make a formal complaint for sexual harassment (or any other violation of the CAA) until three months have passed, including a 30-day period after enduring a mediation process with their harasser.
Even if victims get through the process and receive a settlement, that money comes not from their harasser’s office but from the Settlement and Awards Fund. Furthermore, no office is required to make those payments public, meaning that legislative staffers — including members of Congress — may have sexually harassed their colleagues and employees on the Hill, and done so with the knowledge that settlements to victims would stay secret.
The House Statement of Disbursements and the Senate’s expenditure reports list gas station receipts, but they don’t list payments to victims of sexual harassment — payments provided for by taxpayers.
And thousands of employees that make up the offices of legislators on the Hill can’t even take advantage of the protections that do exist. Interns who work (often for free) on the Hill every summer aren’t protected by the CAA, despite efforts by some Democrats to pass explicit protections for interns back in 2015.
Overall, a spokesperson for Speier told me, “It’s very clear [that] when the original bill that put this process in place was passed in 1995, it was done to protect the institution, not the most vulnerable.”
There’s still a lot we don’t know about the money used to pay victims of sexual harassmentAccording to the Office of Compliance, nearly $1 million has been paid in settlements for violations of the CAA in 2017.
But contrary to recent media reports, there’s no breakdown of which payments for CAA violations were for which offense, or even from which office.
Settlement payments are approved by the chair and ranking member of the House Administration Committee, but they are under no obligation to tell anyone else about those payments, and more importantly, which office was responsible for them. An aide to House Administration Committee Chair Rep. Gregg Harper told CNN he had received no requests for settlement approvals since becoming chair on December 2 of last year.
In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment against political figures like Sen. Al Franken and Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, Speier and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed the Member and Employee Training and Oversight on (ME TOO) Congress Act, an effort to reduce sexual harassment in Congress through trainings, increased transparency, and changes to the complaint process.
If the ME TOO Act becomes law, it will require the Office of Compliance to identify the members of Congress whose offices settled harassment suits. In addition, if a member of Congress settles a claim as a harasser, they will have to pay back the Treasury for the amount of the award or settlement made to their victim.
The bill also has some Republican support. Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama, a former practicing labor attorney, told reporters on Monday that the Compliance Office should have the power to subpoena and investigate accusations of CAA violations, including sexual harassment.
A spokesperson for the Congress member told me that Byrne “was surprised to learn about the differences between how harassment claims are handled in Congress and in the private sector. He strongly believes Congress should have to play by the same rules as every other American. He is working with colleagues, including Congresswomen Jackie Speier and Barbara Comstock, to make bipartisan reforms to the outdated process.”
But for now, victims of sexual harassment on the Hill are locked into a lengthy and uncomfortable process to seek justice. And if they make it to a settlement, their harassers aren’t the ones paying it — in effect, they are.
Soros and his ‘226 EU friends’ thrust into spotlight by Farage – so who are they?
Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 22:28 Edited time: 18 Nov, 2017 19:38
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Picking up the anti-Soros torch from Hungarian leader Viktor Orban, UK politician Nigel Farage is seeking to investigate fellow EU MEPs who support the controversial vision of the wealthy financier. But are Orban and Farage’s fears valid?UK politician Nigel Farage, the prominent face of Brexit, is now concerned about Europe’s destiny. Addressing the EU Parliament this week, Farage provided some thoughtful ideas as to the source of the claims that Russia had somehow manipulated the Brexit vote, as well as the Trump election.
“Just last week, the electoral commission, in the UK, launched an investigation to find out whether the ‘Leave’ campaign took offshore money or Russian money,” Farage said.
"This came about as a result of questions asked in the House of Commons by one Ben Bradshaw, somebody linked to an organization called Open Society.”
But Farage, who seems to take great delight in agitating his fellow MPs, was just warming up. He went on to provide yet another example of an EU parliamentarian working on behalf of George Soros, this time against Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, who has accused the financier of seeking to create “a Europe of mixed population.”
“We even had last week Mr. [Guy] Verhofstadt lobbying on behalf of Mr. Soros at the Conference of Presidents in a battle that is going on with Viktor Orban, the prime minister of Hungary,” Farage said, pointing directly at Verhofstadt as he spoke.
“I wonder,” Farage continued, “when we are talking about ‘political collusion,’ I wonder if we are looking in the wrong place.”
Nigel Farage calls on EU to investigate George Soros funding, collusionFarage described Soros’s influence in Strasbourg and Brussels as “truly extraordinary.” And that influence looks set to increase dramatically now that Soros has donated the bulk of his wealth - $18 billion - into his Open Society pet project, which campaigns for open borders and supranational structures such as the European Union.
Farage concluded his short, fiery monologue with a weighty statement: “I fear we could be looking at the biggest level of international, political collusion in history.”
On the surface, there seems to be some legitimacy to Farage’s claim. According to public sources, Open Society European Policy Institute (OSEPI), the EU policy arm of Open Society Foundations, met with members of the European Commission on 44 separate occasions in 2016. And now that the organization has just been energized with $18 billion, it would seem apparent that that influence is set to increase.
Moreover, the Soros organizations published a pamphlet providing details on a list of 226 reliable “friends” who serve in the European Parliament. Farage said he would call on the parliament to set up a special committee to investigate the issue.
Who are Soros’ 226 EU ‘friends’?In a 177-page pamphlet published by Open Society, entitled “Reliable Allies in the European Parliament (2014-2019),” 226 EU MEPs are listed and labeled according to their political orientation and views.
According to the pamphlet, “The presence of an MEP in this mapping indicates that they are likely to support Open Society’s work. Considering there are 751 members of the European Parliament, “reliable allies” of George Soros hold at least one-third of seats."
How George Soros’ people enlisted me as a ‘foot-soldier in the fight against Putin’So what sort of qualifications does an MEP need to be included among Open Society’s “reliable allies?” A quick preview of the candidate’s description field provides some good indication as to what Soros expects from his allies, including a political philosophy that includes support of the LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or intersex) movement, open borders and an anti-Russia stance.
Among the 226 chosen, there is one Yana Toom, an MEP from Estonia, who comes in for a bit of criticism despite her inclusion. “Refused supporting the European Parliament’s first resolution on the Ukraine-Russia conflict in July 2014, and may be pro-Russia to an unknown extent (and, in that case, not necessarily an Open Society).”
For anyone who questions whether Open Society works directly against Russian interests, that single line should dispel all doubts. Moreover, it provides some background as to why Russia in 2015 banned Open Society from operating on its territory due to the threat it posed to the country’s “constitutional order.”
Another MEP on the list, Monica Macovei of Romania, serves as something like the golden mean for star-studded Soros status.
“Resolutely progressive; unquestionable ally of Open Society values; does not hesitate to go against her group’s instructions; however, can sometimes be described as a loose cannon with her own, uncompromising set of priorities.”
When reading such an assessment, one might get the mistaken impression that the European Parliament is designed to serve the will of George Soros and his highly controversial agenda, as opposed to the will of the European peoples.
What does Soros want?To say that George Soros, who was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, has an influence on the global scene, would be the understatement of the century. His excessive wealth allows him to finance a veritable army of organizations, many serving at cross purposes.
‘Stop Operation Soros’ movement begins in MacedoniaIndeed, Soros, 87, has been connected to movements and civil disturbances as diverse as distanced as Black Lives Matter movement in the US, to the Maidan uprising in Ukraine.
And nowhere has Soros’s influence been more felt than in the ongoing European debate over migrants.
It looks like the European refugee crisis, which has been blamed on the Syrian civil war, would not occur in its current intensity without the direct assistance of the Open Society Foundation.
Thanks to the advocacy work of the Migration Policy Institute and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), both Soros-sponsored organizations, the mass resettlement of Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa into Europe became the norm.
In fact, it appeared that the so-called “Merkel Plan” – the deal struck by the EU and Turkey – was the brainchild of the European Stability Initiative, “in addition to the largesse of George Soros’ foundations,” F. William Engdahl wrote in the Near Eastern Outlook.
Considering that the massive influx of Muslim migrants threatens to change the face of “Christian Europe” forever, and without any vote on the matter by the people of Europe, perhaps it is time to see exactly what kind of direct influence George Soros and his Open Society Foundation are having on European parliamentarians. After all, these are not the play toys of any one individual, but the representatives of an entire state.
Robert Bridge, for RT
GOP Lawyer Has Final Answers As Seth Rich Murder Takes Drastic Turn, Heads To Court
Posted by Sam Di Gangi | Nov 15, 2017 | Liberal Corruption
Jack Burkman (pictured) feels that Brazile knows more than she has said.
Just what happened to Seth Rich and by whose hands has been a topic of debate for quite some time. We know that Rich was talking to Wikileaks and haggling about payment in order to spill what he knew. We know that he is somehow tied into the DNC lies and the fake news masterpiece known as the Russian dossier, but not much more is known.
Jack Burkman, a G.O.P. attorney who has become an expert on the Seth Rich case “has filed a new lawsuit against Donna Brazile, alleging” that she knows why the Democrat Party staffer was killed, the Conservative Tribune reports. Could this be true? After reading her book, many feel that it is more than possible. If it is, this case has just taken a drastic turn.
Newsweek reminds us that “Rich was shot and killed in July of 2016 while he walked home at night” in D.C. and was called a botched robbery. However, nothing was stolen from him.
Burkman has filed a “number of lawsuits” in an effort to get past the obfuscation of the left who are working hard to cover up his murder. WND confirms that the most recent one “a federal lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee for the release of the hacked DNC server they claim will reveal key information in solving the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich.”
If the DNC was innocent, they would have long ago turned the item over. As it stands, only a fool could believe what they say as they clutch the server in both hands and hide with it. That is not how an innocent person or organization acts.
The suit has been amended to include Donna Brazile, former DNC head. “I felt some responsibility for Seth Rich’s death. I didn’t bring him into the DNC, but I helped keep him there working on voting rights. With all I knew now about the Russians’ hacking, I could not help but wonder if they had played some part in his unsolved murder,” Brazile told the Daily Caller.
Will we ever found out who killed Seth Rich (pictured in the center)?
“Besides that, racial tensions were high that summer and I worried that he was murdered for being white on the wrong side of town. (My friend) Elaine expressed her doubts about that, and I heard her. The FBI said that they did not see any Russian fingerprints there,” she added.
For one thing, doesn’t the left say that reverse racism never happens and that black never kill whites for their skin tone, only the other way around? Secondly, we know that Brazile asked Clinton to donate some of the leftover money from the campaign to a fund for “to find Rich’s killer.” So, clearly, the two were close in some way.
“I knew the campaign had over $3 million set aside in a legal fund. Could she help me get this lawsuit started? And don’t forget the murder of Seth Rich, I told her. Did she want to contribute to Seth’s reward fund? We still hadn’t found the person responsible for the tragic murder of this bright young DNC staffer,” the former head says in her book.
The fact that Brazile wrote, “You’re right, she said. We’re going to get to that. But she really had to go. She had made the call and checked it off her list, and I accepted after we said our goodbyes that I might never hear from her again” sends shivers down Clinton’s spine because it may appear in court.
Does Donna Brazile know if Rich was killed because he was exposing how Bernie was cheated?
The lawsuit also attempts to get the money back to supporters of Senator Bernie Sander (I-VT) who the DNC cheated, and by proxy, cheated all of those who gave so much as one red cent to his campaign. The lawsuit seeks “financial compensation for Sanders’ supporters who contributed to the Vermont senator’s campaign by donating to the DNC.”
“In this case, we will finally, after a year and a half, get these servers. That, among other pieces of evidence, is probably the single most important piece of evidence in this case,” said Burkman who is tireless for the truth. “That will shed light on the entire Seth Rich mystery — we will know whether he was the leaker, we will know whether the Russians were involved, we will know whether WikiLeaks was involved.”
Hopefully, the servers are still intact and the truth will get out. After all, the DNC are the crafters of so many lies that it stands to reason that if Seth Rich was going to topple their house of cards with the facts, they would kill and not even blink.
Brazile Breaks Silence, Reveals Disgusting Details About DNC As Obama, Hillary Guilty
Posted by Georgette Walrath |
Nov 3, 2017
Donna Brazile wrote an article released yesterday on Politico. In it, she outlined the massive financial corruption of the democratic national committee, Obama, and the Clinton campaign. Oddly, she did not discuss her very direct involvement in providing then-candidate Clinton with questions to the debate. Apparently, that “secret” cheating doesn’t violate “everything that I stood for, all that I valued as a woman and as a public servant.”
Of course, her revelations have rocked the party. She is about to release a book detailing how the unethical activity of Hillary Clinton and her campaign was made possible by Wasserman-Schultz and former president Obama. Brazile cited “proof” contained on a financial agreement she discovered during her interim position as DNC Chair.
According to her, an agreement between two separate campaign funds and the DNC bought out the organization and made it Clinton’s whipping boy. Even Elizabeth Warren weighed in on Brazile’s announcement.
Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters was given millions of dollars that was supposed to be allocated to the winner of the primary elections.
“We’ve got to hold this party accountable,” Warren said. “When Tom Perez was elected to chair of the DNC, the very first conversation I had with him was to say, ‘You’ve got to put together a Democratic Party in which everybody can have confidence that the party is working for Democrats rather than Democrats working for the party.’”
“This is a test for Tom Perez,” she continued. “And either he’s going to succeed by bringing Bernie Sanders and Bernie Sanders’s representatives into the process, and they’re going to say it’s fair, it works, we all believe it, or he’s going to fail.”
Damage control is on overtime as the party scrambles to retain the Bernie supporters alienated by Clinton’s shenanigans.
Brazile has always been close to the Obama’s and Clinton’s. Her new “revelations” seem contrived as damage control.
Brazile wrote that she “followed the money” to find the corruption within the party and called it a “cancer,” but not terminal. Apparently, Obama left the DNC $24 million in debt after the 2012 campaign. The White House was taking it’s time paying it off.
According to Brazile, Wasserman-Schultz didn’t do her job fundraising for the party and just allowed the Clinton Headquarters in Brooklyn to manage the funds. She wrote, “Officials from Hillary’s campaign had taken a look at the DNC’s books. Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign—and had been paying that off very slowly.”
“Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. Hillary for America (the campaign) and the Hillary Victory Fund (its joint fundraising vehicle with the DNC) had taken care of 80 percent of the remaining debt in 2016, about $10 million, and had placed the party on an allowance.”
Many liberals believe that by admitting the rigged primary, Bernie supporters will be brought back into the brainwashed fold.
None of the DNC officers knew about this exchange of funds, so she says. But again, this is the same woman who denied giving Clinton the debate questions. She finally admitted in March that she cheated, but many wonder if Hillary had pulled off her scam on America and been elected if any of this would be confessed.
Brazile continued to make Wasserman-Shultz the scapegoat. Perhaps the democrats realize that their party is a stench and they are trying to place blame on a few who’ve already been exposed.
When the DNC emails were leaked, or hacked, every single democrat blasted the leaks and the media outright told Americans that the information shouldn’t be viewed because it was gained unlawfully. No outrage about the Clinton hijacking of the party, no righteous condemnation about their own racism, in short, none of the openness that Brazile is showing now.
Everyone actually downplayed the contents of the emails. That sort of coordinated suppression of the actual tactics that characterize the DNC is nothing new, so Brazile must be looking to make some money here. However, the fact remains that the Clinton campaign “had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearinghouse.” And, it needs $2-$4 million each month.
Individual contributions to a campaign are set at maximum $2,700. However, the people who had maxed out their campaign contribution could write another $353,400 to the Victory Fund, which was basically Hillary’s. It was supposed to be used by the party’s nominee, but Clinton had already assumed control before the voting even began.
Brazile wrote, “The money would be deposited in the states first, and transferred to the DNC shortly after that. Money in the battleground states usually stayed in that state, but all the other states funneled that money directly to the DNC, which quickly transferred the money to Brooklyn.”
She says that she asked Gary Gensler, “the victory fund was supposed to be for whoever was the nominee, and the state party races. You’re telling me that Hillary has been controlling it since before she got the nomination?”
She added, “’That was the deal that Robby struck with Debbie,’ he explained, referring to campaign manager Robby Mook. ‘It was to sustain the DNC. We sent the party nearly $20 million from September until the convention, and more to prepare for the election.’”
However, the states kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million that was amassed for the fund. The “money-laundering” scheme is something that Clinton knows all about. When the DNC was questioned about it, the typical outrage and snubs followed.
Essentially, Brazile outlined the facts that everyone already knew, but no liberal in the media or politics would admit. Many believe that the admission is calculated to help revive the struggling image the party of slavery has garnered over the past 8 years.
Breaking! The NFL Players Association Caught Funneling Money to George Soros
By Onan Coca
October 6, 2017
This shouldn’t be all that surprising but some interesting informaiton has been uncovered by several media outlets today – the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the Ford Foundation, the Kellog Foundation, the Services Employees International Union (SEIU), and various other organizations have been discovered funneling money to George Soros and other far-left fundraisers.
While the information shouldn’t be shocking as many of these groups have already been known to lean left, it does paint a picture of corporate America hell-bent on seeing our Republic transformed into a socialist oligarchy, run by massively wealthy oligarchs like Soros.
“A prominent anti-Trump ‘resistance’ organization” and several other leftist groups receive direct donations from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).
2ndVote has found the NFLPA provides financial support to the Center for Community Change Action, which according to the Washington Free Beacon, “has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections.” 2ndVote’s research team found the NFL Players Association is identified as an organization that donates in support of the center’s work in the latest available annual report.
The Center for Community Change (CCC) funded the “Families Fight Back” campaign which mobilized Latinos against the Trump campaign for President, they also support United We Dream which advocates for “Sanctuary Campuses” in direct opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to enforce our immigration laws. The CCC also donates annually to Planned Parenthood, meaning that the NFLPA is literally paying to kill children. Google is also partnering with Planned Parenthood and will soon be hosting an awards ceremony for the abortion giant, where another liberal billionaire, Tom Steyer, will be honored for his efforts to see more people killed through environmental regulations.
2ndVote has uncovered the NFLPA has financially supported at least two more left-wing, anti-Trump activist groups. Two of the union’s last three tax filings (2013, 2015) show donations to Working America, a Steyer-supported organization that used Craigslist in Cleveland, Ohio to apparently recruit paid activists to protest the 2016 GOP convention. The NFLPA’s 2014tax filing shows a donation to Jobs With Justice, another organization backed by Soros that actively opposesthe president’s tax cuts.
As the Washington Free Beacon reports the NFLPA is linked to various other groups as major donors to far-left causes:
The Center for Community Change’s largest contribution was $3,000,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which was initially created by Will Kellogg, the food manufacturer and founder of Kellogg Company. The Ford Foundation, which was first created by the founders of the Ford Motor Company, added a $2,350,000 donation. The Open Society Foundation, a foundation run by liberal billionaire mega-donor George Soros, gave $1,750,000 to the Center for Community Change.
Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which gave $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which donated $505,100 (Note: Fidelity itself did not donate, this figure reflects private individuals who used the company as a charitable vehicle for their own donations.); and the National Immigration Law Center, which gave $316,000.
The Center for Community Change Action, the “social welfare” (c)(4) arm of the group, additionally relies on a handful of donors for almost all of its funding, according to its documents that do not include the privacy redactions.
The point is this, there are many large corporations donating significant amounts of money to far-left anti-American causes and they’re getting that money from us, their customers.
Do we really want to be the funding source for men like George Soros, and genocidal groups like Planned Parenthood? If you don’t want your hard-earned dollars working to push our nation over a leftist cliff, then you may want to make sure that your avoiding spending money with corporations like Kellog’s, Ford, the NFL, and the like. Every dollar spent with them is another dollar that goes straight into the coffers of these far-left fascists who are hell-bent on running and ruining our future.
The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal
by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
October 21, 2017 4:00 AM @ANDREWCMCCARTHY
Not only the Clintons are implicated in a uranium deal with the Russians that compromised national-security interests.
Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.
The Facebook-ad buy, which started in June 2015 — before Donald Trump entered the race — was more left-wing agitprop (ads pushing hysteria on racism, immigration, guns, etc.) than electioneering. The Clintons’ own long-time political strategist Mark Penn estimates that just $6,500 went to actual electioneering. (You read that right: 65 hundred dollars.) By contrast, the staggering $500,000 payday from a Kremlin-tied Russian bank for a single speech was part of a multi-million-dollar influence-peddling scheme to enrich the former president and his wife, then–secretary of state Hillary Clinton. At the time, Russia was plotting — successfully — to secure U.S. government approval for its acquisition of Uranium One, and with it, tens of billions of dollars in U.S. uranium reserves.
Here’s the kicker: The Uranium One scandal is not only, or even principally, a Clinton scandal. It is an Obama-administration scandal.
The Clintons were just doing what the Clintons do: cashing in on their “public service.” The Obama administration, with Secretary Clinton at the forefront but hardly alone, was knowingly compromising American national-security interests. The administration green-lighted the transfer of control over one-fifth of American uranium-mining capacity to Russia, a hostile regime — and specifically to Russia’s state-controlled nuclear-energy conglomerate, Rosatom. Worse, at the time the administration approved the transfer, it knew that Rosatom’s American subsidiary was engaged in a lucrative racketeering enterprise that had already committed felony extortion, fraud, and money-laundering offenses.
The Obama administration also knew that congressional Republicans were trying to stop the transfer. Consequently, the Justice Department concealed what it knew. DOJ allowed the racketeering enterprise to continue compromising the American uranium industry rather than commencing a prosecution that would have scotched the transfer. Prosecutors waited four years before quietly pleading the case out for a song, in violation of Justice Department charging guidelines. Meanwhile, the administration stonewalled Congress, reportedly threatening an informant who wanted to go public.
To understand what happened here, we need to go back to the beginning.
The first-tier military arsenal of Putin’s Russia belies its status as a third-rate economic power. For well over a decade, the regime has thus sought to develop and exploit its capacity as a nuclear-energy producer. Naïvely viewing Russia as a “strategic partner” rather than a malevolent competitor, the Bush administration made a nuclear-cooperation agreement with the Kremlin in May 2008. That blunder, however, was tabled before Congress could consider it. That is because Russia, being Russia, invaded Georgia.
In 2009, notwithstanding this aggression (which continues to this day with Russia’s occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia), President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton signaled the new administration’s determination to “reset” relations with Moscow. In this reset, renewed cooperation and commerce in nuclear energy would be central.
There had been such cooperation and commerce since the Soviet Union imploded. In 1992, the administration of President George H. W. Bush agreed with the nascent Russian federation that U.S. nuclear providers would be permitted to purchase uranium from Russia’s disassembled nuclear warheads (after it had been down-blended from its highly enriched weapons-grade level). The Russian commercial agent responsible for the sale and transportation of this uranium to the U.S. is the Kremlin-controlled company “Tenex” (formally, JSC Techsnabexport). Tenex is a subsidiary of Rosatom.
Tenex (and by extension, Rosatom) have an American arm called “Tenam USA.” Tenam is based in Bethesda, Md. Around the time President Obama came to power, the Russian official in charge of Tenam was Vadim Mikerin.
The Obama administration reportedly issued a visa for Mikerin in 2010, but a racketeering investigation led by the FBI determined that he was already operating here in 2009.
The Racketeering Scheme
As Tenam’s general director, Mikerin was responsible for arranging and managing Rosatom/Tenex’s contracts with American uranium purchasers. This gave him tremendous leverage over the U.S. companies. With the assistance of several confederates, Mikerin used this leverage to extort and defraud the U.S. contractors into paying inflated prices for uranium.
They then laundered the proceeds through shell companies and secret bank accounts in Latvia, Cyprus, Switzerland, and the Seychelle Islands — though sometimes transactions were handled in cash, with the skim divided into envelopes stuffed with thousands of dollars in cash.
The inflated payments served two purposes: They enriched Kremlin-connected energy officials in the U.S. and in Russia to the tune of millions of dollars; and they compromised the American companies that paid the bribes, rendering players in U.S. nuclear energy — a sector critical to national security — vulnerable to blackmail by Moscow. But Mikerin had a problem. To further the Kremlin’s push for nuclear-energy expansion, he had been seeking to retain a lobbyist — from whom he planned to extort kickbacks, just as he did with the U.S. energy companies. With the help of an associate connected to Russian organized-crime groups, Mikerin found his lobbyist. The man’s name has not been disclosed, but we know he is now represented by Victoria Toensing, a well-respected Washington lawyer, formerly a federal prosecutor and counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee.
When Mikerin solicited him in 2009, the lobbyist was uncomfortable, worried that the proposal would land him on the wrong side of the law. So he contacted the FBI and revealed what he knew. From then on, the Bureau and Justice Department permitted him to participate in the Russian racketeering scheme as a “confidential source” — and he is thus known as “CS-1” in affidavits the government, years later, presented to federal court in order to obtain search and arrest warrants.
At the time this unidentified man became an informant, the FBI was led by director Robert Mueller, who is now the special counsel investigating whether Trump colluded with Russia. The investigation was centered in Maryland (Tenam’s home base). There, the U.S. attorney was Obama appointee Rod Rosenstein — now President Trump’s deputy attorney general, and the man who appointed Mueller as special counsel to investigate Trump.
Because of CS-1, the FBI was able to understand and monitor the racketeering enterprise almost from the start. By mid-May 2010, it could already prove the scheme and three separate extortionate payments Mikerin had squeezed out of the informant. Equally important: According to reporting by John Solomon and Alison Spann in the Hill, the informant learned through conversations with Mikerin and others that Russian nuclear officials were trying to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.
Uranium One, Russia, and the Clintons
There is no doubt that this extraordinarily gainful ingratiation took place. I outlined some of it a year ago in suggesting that the Justice Department should be investigating the Clinton Foundation, and its exploitation of Hillary Clinton’s influence as secretary of state, as a potential racketeering case.
In 2005, former President Clinton helped his Canadian billionaire friend and benefactor, Frank Giustra, obtain coveted uranium-mining rights from Kazakhstan’s dictator. The Kazakh deal enabled Giustra’s company (Ur-Asia Energy) to merge into Uranium One (a South African company), a $3.5 billion windfall. Giustra and his partners thereafter contributed tens of millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. Besides the valuable Kazakh reserves, Uranium One also controlled about a fifth of the uranium stock in the United States.
Alas, Putin, the neighborhood bully, also wanted the Kazakh uranium. He leaned on Kazakhstan’s dictator, who promptly arrested the official responsible for selling the uranium-mining rights to Giustra’s company. This put Uranium One’s stake in jeopardy of being seized by the Kazakh government.
As Uranium One’s stock plunged, its panicked executives turned to the State Department, where their friend Hillary Clinton was now in charge. State sprung into action, convening emergency meetings with the Kazakh regime. A few days later, it was announced that the crisis was resolved (translation: the shakedown was complete). Russia’s energy giant, Rosatom, would purchase 17 percent of Uranium One, and the Kazakh threat would disappear — and with it, the threat to the value of the Clinton donors’ holdings.
For Putin, though, that was just a start. He didn’t want a minority stake in Uranium One, he wanted control of the uranium. For that, Rosatom would need a controlling interest in Uranium One. That would be a tall order — not because of the Kazakh mining rights but because acquisition of Uranium One’s American reserves required U.S. government approval.
Uranium is foundational to nuclear power and thus to American national security. As the New York Times explained in a report on the disturbing interplay between the Clinton Foundation and the transfer of American uranium assets to Russia, the United States gets a fifth of its electrical power from nuclear energy, but only produces a fifth of the uranium it needs. Consequently, a foreign entity would not be able to acquire rights to American uranium without the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
CFIUS is composed of the leaders of 14 U.S. government agencies involved in national security and commerce. In 2010, these included not only Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who had cultivated a reputation as a hawk opposed to such foreign purchases, but Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Justice Department (and its lead agency, the FBI) were conducting the investigation of Rosatom’s ongoing U.S. racketeering, extortion, and money-laundering scheme.
In March 2010, to push the Obama “reset” agenda, Secretary Clinton traveled to Russia, where she met with Putin and Dimitri Medvedev, who was then keeping the president’s chair warm for Putin. Soon after, it emerged that Renaissance Capital, a regime-tied Russian bank, had offered Bill Clinton $500,000 to make a single speech — far more than the former president’s usual haul in what would become one of his biggest paydays ever. Renaissance was an aggressive promoter of Rosatom. The Clinton speech took place in Moscow in June. The exorbitant speech fee, it is worth noting, is a pittance compared with the $145 million Newsweek reports was donated to the Clinton Foundation by sources linked to the Uranium One deal.
The month before the speech, the Hill reports, Bill Clinton told his wife’s State Department that he wanted to meet while in Russia with Arkady Dvorkovich, who, in addition to being a top Medvedev aide, was also a key Rosatom board member. It is not known whether the State Department gave clearance for the meeting; the question appears to have become moot since the former U.S. president met directly with Putin and Medvedev. You’ll be comforted, I’m sure, to learn that aides to the Clintons, those pillars of integrity, assure us that the topics of Rosatom and Uranium One never came up.
Keeping Congress in the Dark
Meanwhile, congressional opposition to Russia’s potential acquisition of American uranium resources began to stir. As Peter Schweizer noted in his essential book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, four senior House members steeped in national-security issues — Peter King (R., N.Y.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.), Spencer Bachus (R., Ala.), and Howard McKeon (R. Calif.) — voiced grave concerns, pointing out that Rosatom had helped Iran, America’s sworn enemy, build its Bushehr nuclear reactor. The members concluded that “the take-over of essential US nuclear resources by a government-owned Russian agency . . . would not advance the national security interests of the United States.” Republican senator John Barrasso objected to Kremlin control of uranium assets in his state of Wyoming, warning of Russia’s “disturbing record of supporting nuclear programs in countries that are openly hostile to the United States, specifically Iran and Venezuela.” The House began moving a bill “expressing disfavor of the Congress” regarding Obama’s revival of the nuclear-cooperation agreement Bush had abandoned.
Clearly, in this atmosphere, disclosure of the racketeering enterprise that Rosatom’s American subsidiary was, at that very moment, carrying out would have been the death knell of the asset transfer to Russia. It would also likely have ended the “reset” initiative in which Obama and Clinton were deeply invested — an agenda that contemplated Kremlin-friendly deals on nuclear-arms control and accommodation of the nuclear program of Russia’s ally, Iran. That was not going to be allowed to happen. It appears that no disclosure of Russia’s racketeering and strong-arming was made to CFIUS or to Congress — not by Secretary Clinton, not by Attorney General Holder, and certainly not by President Obama. In October 2010, CFIUS gave its blessing to Rosatom’s acquisition of Uranium One.
A Sweetheart Plea Helps the Case Disappear
Even though the FBI had an informant collecting damning information, and had a prosecutable case against Mikerin by early 2010, the extortion racket against American energy companies was permitted to continue into the summer of 2014. It was only then that, finally, Mikerin and his confederates were arrested.
Why then? This is not rocket science. In March 2014, Russia annexed Crimea. Putin also began massing forces on the Ukrainian border, coordinating and conducting attacks, ultimately taking control of territory. Clearly, the pie-in-the-sky Obama reset was dead. Furthermore, the prosecution of Mikerin’s racketeering scheme had been so delayed that the Justice Department risked losing the ability to charge the 2009 felonies because of the five-year statute of limitations on most federal crimes.
Still, a lid needed to be kept on the case. It would have made for an epic Obama administration scandal, and a body blow to Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes, if in the midst of Russia’s 2014 aggression, public attention had been drawn to the failure, four years earlier, to prosecute a national-security case in order to protect Russia’s takeover of U.S. nuclear assets.
The Obama administration needed to make this case go away — without a public trial if at all possible.
Think about this: The investigation of Russian racketeering in the American energy sector was the kind of spectacular success over which the FBI and Justice Department typically do a bells-n-whistles victory lap — the big self-congratulatory press conference followed by the media-intensive prosecutions . . . and, of course, more press conferences.
Here . . . crickets.
As the Hill reports, the Justice Department and FBI had little to say when Mikerin and his co-conspirators were arrested. They quietly negotiated guilty pleas that were announced with no fanfare just before Labor Day. It was arranged that Mikerin would be sentenced just before Christmas. All under the radar.
How desperate was the Obama Justice Department to plead the case out? Here, Rosenstein and Holder will have some explaining to do.
Mikerin was arrested on a complaint describing a racketeering scheme that stretched back to 2004 and included extortion, fraud, and money laundering. Yet he was permitted to plead guilty to a single count of money-laundering conspiracy.
Except it was not really money-laundering conspiracy.
Under federal law, that crime (at section 1956 of the penal code) carries a penalty of up to 20 years’ imprisonment — not only for conspiracy but for each act of money laundering. But Mikerin was not made to plead guilty to this charge. He was permitted to plead guilty to an offense charged under the catch-all federal conspiracy provision (section 371) that criminalizes agreements to commit any crime against the United States. Section 371 prescribes a sentence of zero to five years’ imprisonment.
The Justice Department instructs prosecutors that when Congress has given a federal offense its own conspiracy provision with a heightened punishment (as it has for money laundering, racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other serious crimes), they may not charge a section 371 conspiracy. Section 371 is for less serious conspiracy cases. Using it for money laundering — which caps the sentence way below Congress’s intent for that behavior — subverts federal law and signals to the court that the prosecutor does not regard the offense as major.
Yet, that is exactly what Rosenstein’s office did, in a plea agreement his prosecutors co-signed with attorneys from the Justice Department’s Fraud Section. (See in the Hill’s report, the third document embedded at the bottom, titled “Mikerin Plea Deal.”) No RICO, no extortion, no fraud — and the plea agreement is careful not to mention any of the extortions in 2009 and 2010, before CFIUS approved Rosatom’s acquisition of U.S. uranium stock. Mikerin just had to plead guilty to a nominal “money laundering” conspiracy charge. This insulated him from a real money-laundering sentence. Thus, he got a term of just four years’ incarceration for a major national-security crime — which, of course, is why he took the plea deal and waived his right to appeal, sparing the Obama administration a full public airing of the facts.
Interestingly, as the plea agreement shows, the Obama DOJ’s Fraud Section was then run by Andrew Weissmann, who is now one of the top prosecutors in Robert Mueller’s ongoing special-counsel investigation of suspected Trump collusion with Russia.
There was still one other problem to tamp down. That was the informant — the lobbyist who alerted the FBI to the Russian racketeering enterprise back in 2009. He wanted to talk.
Specifically, as his attorney, Ms. Toensing, explains, the informant wanted to tell Congress what he knows — about what the FBI and the Justice Department could already have proved in 2010 when CFIUS signed off on Russia’s acquisition of American nuclear material, and about what he’d learned of Russian efforts to curry favor with Bill and Hillary Clinton. But he was not allowed to talk.
It turns out, the lawyer explains, that the FBI had induced him to sign a non-disclosure agreement. The Justice Department warned him that it was enforceable — even against disclosures to Congress. (Because, you know, the FBI is opposed to all leaks and disclosures of confidential investigative information . . . except those initiated by the FBI, of course.) In addition, when the informant was primed to file a federal civil lawsuit to recover his own losses from the scheme, he claims that the Justice Department threatened him with prosecution, warning that a lawsuit would violate the non-disclosure agreement. The Hill reports that it has obtained emails from a civil lawyer retained by the witness, which describe pressure exerted by the Justice Department to silence the informant.
What a coincidence: That was in 2016, the stretch run of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. This stinks.
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Report: Former UN Ambassador Attempted To Unmask More Than 260 Americans
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9:41 AM 09/21/2017
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power tried to reveal the identity of more than 260 Americans in 2016, according to a Fox News report published Wednesday.
The ex-public official allegedly averaged more than one unmasking request for each formal working day, even continuing her spree towards the final days of the Obama administration.
The House Intelligence Committee’s unmasking probe named Power as a person of interest, along with former Obama national security advisers Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes, as well as former CIA Director John Brennan. Congressional investigators suspect that at least one of them may have tried to obtain the identities of Trump associates through intelligence reports.
The people of interest are all expected to testify before Congress in October, Fox News reports, but likely in classified sessions.
NSA Director Mike Rogers said earlier in March that 20 people at the NSA, along with a few officials at the FBI, the CIA and the U.S. Department of Justice, have the ability to “unmask” Americans whose communications are entangled with the communications of a foreigner.
In a letter to Dan Coats, the director of the office of national intelligence, California Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican, wrote that investigators within the House Intelligence Committee “learned that one official, whose position had no apparent intelligence-related function, made hundreds of unmasking requests during the final year of the Obama Administration.” He did not specify, however, who the particular person is and what their proper jurisdiction and responsibility was due to their position.
Power’s lawyer, David Pressman, has said that “Ambassador Power was also a member of the National Security Council responsible for advising the President on the full-range of threats confronting the United States,” according to Fox News. But he denied any wrongdoing for his client, stating that “any insinuation that Ambassador Power was involved in leaking classified information is absolutely false.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: New Calls For Criminal Investigation Of Obama Aides In ‘Unmasking’ Scandal)
Nunes also contended that senior Obama administration officials, “offered remarkably few individualized justifications” for the unmasking requests, and added that some “were followed by anonymous leaks of those names to the media.”
Judge Issues Court Order After Federal Government Refuses To Release Hillary Info
Posted by Allison Hillman | Sep 1, 2017 | American Strength
Judge Boasberg just issued a wakeup call for Hillary Clinton, it isn’t over.
Earlier this week, we reported on the stunning decision of the FBI to refuse a Freedom of Information Act request to release records on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal. Their reason was baffling, they stated that there was not enough public interest in the case to outweigh the privacy concerns. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg has issued a ruling that reverses the FBI’s decision.
Lawyer Ty Clevenger had been the one to request the information originally. He was shocked when he received the letter from the FBI stating;
“You have not sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosure outweighs personal privacy interests of the subject. It is incumbent upon the requester to provide documentation regarding the public’s interest in the operations and activities of the government before records can be processed pursuant to the FOIA.”
Judicial Watch and the Cause of Action Institute had also been pushing for the release of these documents. The judged stated that “After reviewing the document in camera, the court concludes that it largely rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy.”
Sadly, besides overturning the decision by the FBI, it also overrules objections by some of President Trump’s administration that the release would violate the grand jury secrecy rules. President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton thinks the president should be concerned with that fact;
“President Trump ought to be outraged his appointees are protecting Hillary Clinton. The State Department should initiate action with the Justice Department — and both agencies should finally take the necessary steps to recover all the government emails Hillary Clinton unlawfully removed.”
It will be interesting to watch what the FBI does with this order from Judge Boasberg. They may challenge it or we may see the eventual release of the records without more of a fight. It was exposed yesterday that former FBI Director James Comey had decided not to charge Clinton with a crime before the investigation was even finished.
This ruling by Judge Boasberg lends a little balance to an organization that has been severely biased for a long time.
One Democrat Is In Hot Water For Threatening To Kill Trump
Democrats have lost their minds.
Liberals are destroying monuments and committing vandalism in response to Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville.
But one Democrat found herself in hot water after taking it to the next level and threatening to kill Trump.
Missouri Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal wrote on her Facebook page that she hoped “Trump was assassinated.”
The New York Post reports:
“A MISSOURI LAWMAKER ACKNOWLEDGED THURSDAY THAT SHE POSTED AND LATER DELETED A COMMENT ON FACEBOOK ABOUT HOPING FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S ASSASSINATION, SAYING SHE WAS FRUSTRATED WITH THE PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE TO THE WHITE SUPREMACIST RALLY AND VIOLENCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA.
DEMOCRATIC SEN. MARIA CHAPPELLE-NADAL SAID SHE WAS WRONG FOR WRITING THE POST AND DIDN’T MEAN WHAT SHE SAID, BUT SHE REFUSED CALLS TO RESIGN. SHE SAID SHE WROTE “I HOPE TRUMP IS ASSASSINATED!” IN RESPONSE TO A POST THAT SUGGESTED VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WOULD TRY TO HAVE TRUMP REMOVED FROM OFFICE.
“WHAT I WROTE DOWN ON MY PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE, WAS IT WRONG? ABSOLUTELY,” SHE TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. “BUT I AM GOING TO CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT THE ANGER AND THE FRUSTRATION THAT LED TO THAT.”
Her unhinged ranting about killing the President was another example of Democrats calling for violence.
She apologized and quickly deleted her post, but her overheated rhetoric comes at a time when the rise of the violent alt-left is a major story in America.
Just weeks ago a supporter of Bernie Sanders attempted to assassinate Republican members of Congress as they practiced for a baseball game.
Her comments were quickly condemned by Democrats across Missouri, including Senator Claire McCaskill and the State Democrat Party chair who both said she should resign.
The Kansas City Star reports:
HER FACEBOOK COMMENT, WHICH WAS FIRST REPORTED BY A CONSERVATIVE RADIO HOST IN ST. LOUIS, WAS CONDEMNED BY SENATE MINORITY LEADER GINA WALSH, A ST. LOUIS COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
“PROMOTING, SUPPORTING OR SUGGESTING VIOLENCE AGAINST ANYONE, ESPECIALLY OUR ELECTED LEADERS, IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE,” WALSH SAID IN A STATEMENT. “THERE IS TOO MUCH RANCOR AND HATE IN TODAY’S POLITICAL DISCOURSE, AND SEN. CHAPPELLE-NADAL SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HERSELF FOR ADDING HER VOICE TO THIS TOXIC ENVIRONMENT.”
MCCASKILL, A DEMOCRAT, RELEASED A STATEMENT ON CHAPPELLE-NADAL’S COMMENT: “I CONDEMN IT. IT’S OUTRAGEOUS. AND SHE SHOULD RESIGN.”
STEPHEN WEBBER, CHAIRMAN OF THE MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AGREED THAT CHAPPELLE-NADAL SHOULD RESIGN.
“STATE SEN. CHAPPELLE-NADAL’S COMMENTS ARE INDEFENSIBLE,” WEBBER SAID. “ALL SIDES NEED TO AGREE THAT THERE IS NO ROOM FOR SUGGESTIONS OF POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN AMERICA — AND THE MISSOURI DEMOCRATIC PARTY WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT TOLERATE CALLS FOR THE ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT. I BELIEVE SHE SHOULD RESIGN.”
MISSOURI AUDITOR NICOLE GALLOWAY, A COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, TWEETED THAT CHAPPELLE-NADAL’S “WORDS AND SENTIMENTS ARE ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE. VIOLENT RHETORIC HAS NO PLACE IN OUR POLITICAL DISCOURSE.”
The media was furious because Trump pointed out there was violence on both sides in Charlottesville where Anti-fa and Black Lives Matter clashed with white supremacists.
What they were really mad about was Trump ending the left’s free pass on violence.
The quick reaction to Chappelle-Nadal’s comments is one example of the changing political environment.
Democrats are used to being able to getting away with saying anything they want to about Republicans.
But that day is over.
Horrendous Notes Leak, Showing Obama White House Lied On Hillary Scandal
Posted by Georgette Walrath | Aug 4, 2017 | Liberal Corruption
Obama knew all along about the illegal behavior of Hillary Clinton and the emails that exposed her corruption.
Although this doesn’t come as a big surprise to conservatives who get labeled conspiracy theorists by alt-leftist deceivers, handwritten notes now prove that the Obama administration and the former president lied about their knowledge of the Clinton email crimes.
New information shows that the White House was included in deliberations over the release of the Clinton emails as early as the spring of 2015. The handwritten notes are the direct accounts of FBI agents, but the newest one specifically refers to “Counsel,” which is the earliest confirmation of Obama’s involvement.
Hillary’s illegal server activity was a hot potato for the Obama administration. Liberal democrats tried to distance the president from the Clinton scandal before the story even broke. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group dedicated to exposing federal corruption, instigated the initial release of the handwritten notes.
The group filed a federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ), asking for the FBI interview summaries (302s) and all the emails surrounding Hillary Clinton’s criminal behavior as Secretary of State.
Although he told reporters that he learned about the emails when they were released, that was another lie.
On March 7, 2015 then president Obama told reporters that he learned about the email scandal like everyone else, from the news. “The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” he stated. However, he knew about it beforehand. He lied.
An email sent from Cheryl Mills that day proves that John Podesta knew of the imminent exposure. “We need to clean this up. He has emails from her — they do not say state.gov,” she wrote.
Two other serious instances of corruption and criminal activity are confirmed by the notes. State Department Clinton crony Patrick Kennedy (the number three guy) actually tried to convince an FBI agent to reclassify the emails.
While knowing otherwise, Kennedy attempted to have a federal agent illegally tamper with evidence, in order to protect Clinton. Democrats do not think like normal people. They are either too stupid to recognize illegal conduct, or think that they are above the law. Typically, they rely on an arrogant belief in the ignorance of their voters.
Like all liberals when they’re caught, Kennedy denied the charge.
Clinton and Obama cooked up all sorts of evil plots and schemes, this is just proof of one.
Other notes surrendered by the FBI demonstrated the State Department’s total disregard for the law. There were supposed to be 14 boxes of email evidence sent, but only 12 were delivered. No one knows what happened to that evidence, it’s probably been burned or placed on a plane that mysteriously blew up.
It often seems like the more evidence that piles up against democrat criminals like Hillary, Loretta Lynch, and James Comey, the less that anything actually happens. These people are walking free and many of those deep state players are still manipulating the system.
President Trump is besieged on every side and thwarted by republicans who Americans specifically voted in to support him. Perhaps the democrat plan is to overwhelm citizens with so much crime that there’s no logical place to start.
Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are liars. This time they happened to be caught.
Fortunately, there are still a few honest individuals in congress. Recently, uncorrupted representatives requested that another special counsel be assigned to investigate the prodigious amount of evidence that has been discovered. The democrat conduct amounts to nothing less than treason.
Instead of dancing to the tune of manipulators who think they still control America, why isn’t anyone actually filing criminal charges?
Fortunately, Judicial Watch is actively working to uncover the truth. The latest 302 proves clearly that Obama and his administration brazenly lied to the American people. As a matter of fact, Obama spent his time lying to the country. At least Joe Wilson had the courage to call him on it.
Both Obama and Clinton are serial liars. Not one word from their mouths can be trusted. The FBI notes clearly states, “Pat Kennedy (early May ’15) calls interagency MTG (meeting) re: scheduled release by JAN ’16, asking quick turnarounds – WH Counsel, CIA, etc…OSD, DNI, NSC and (redacted).”
Most of the information sent to Judicial watch has been redacted, but at least some was allowed to filter through. This shows that all the major agencies, including the White House were ready to take up arms and build a wall of protection around Clinton, ignoring and becoming complicit in her criminal behavior.
As more evidence is uncovered, it cannot be allowed to be ignored. The dastardly politicians who plan America’s destruction must be made accountable for their base and deceitful behavior
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ AND THE PAKISTANI IT SCAMMERS
July 31, 2017 by Andrew C. McCarthy
In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mysterious Pakistani IT guy, is not about bank fraud.
Yet bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, just as he was trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar. That is the same route taken by Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters she yanked out of school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash.
By then, the proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan they’d gotten from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire from Capitol Hill. He pulled it off — hilariously, if infuriatingly — by pretending to be his wife in a phone call with the credit union. Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (“funeral arrangements”) wouldn’t fly, “Mrs.” Awan promptly repurposed: Now “she” was “buying property.” Asking no more questions, the credit union wired the money . . . to Pakistan.
As you let all that sink in, consider this: Awan and his family cabal of fraudsters had access for years to the e-mails and other electronic files of members of the House’s Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. It turns out they were accessing members’ computers without their knowledge, transferring files to remote servers, and stealing computer equipment — including hard drives that Awan & Co. smashed to bits of bytes before making tracks.
They were fired in February. All except Awan, that is. He continued in the employ of Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat, former DNC chairwoman, and Clinton crony. She kept him in place at the United States Congress right up until he was nabbed at the airport on Monday.
This is not about bank fraud. The Awan family swindles are plentiful, but they are just window-dressing. This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security.
At the time of his arrest, the 37-year-old Imran Awan had been working for Democrats as an information technologist for 13 years. He started out with Representative Gregory Meeks (D., N.Y.) in 2004. The next year, he landed on the staff of Wasserman Schultz, who had just been elected to the House.
Congressional-staff salaries are modest, in the $40,000 range. For some reason, Awan was paid about four times as much. He also managed to get his wife, Alvi, on the House payroll . . . then his brother, Abid Awan . . . then Abid’s wife, Natalia Sova. The youngest of the clan, Awan’s brother Jamal, came on board in 2014 — the then-20-year-old commanding an annual salary of $160,000.
A few of these arrangements appear to have been sinecures: While some Awans were rarely seen around the office, we now know they were engaged in extensive financial shenanigans away from the Capitol. Nevertheless, the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak, who has been all over this story, reports that, for their IT “work,” the Pakistani family has reeled in $4 million from U.S. taxpayers since 2009.
That’s just the “legit” dough. The family business evidently dabbles in procurement fraud, too. The Capitol Police and FBI are exploring widespread double-billing for computers, other communication devices, and related equipment.
Why were they paid so much for doing so little? Intriguing as it is, that’s a side issue. A more pressing question is: Why were they given access to highly sensitive government information? Ordinarily, that requires a security clearance, awarded only after a background check that peruses ties to foreign countries, associations with unsavory characters, and vulnerability to blackmail.
These characters could not possibly have qualified. Never mind access; it’s hard to fathom how they retained their jobs. The Daily Caller has also discoveredthat the family, which controlled several properties, was involved in various suspicious mortgage transfers. Abid Awan, while working “full-time” in Congress, ran a curious auto-retail business called “Cars International A” (yes, CIA), through which he was accused of stealing money and merchandise. In 2012, he discharged debts in bankruptcy (while scheming to keep his real-estate holdings). Congressional Democrats hired Abid despite his drunk-driving conviction a month before he started at the House, and they retained him despite his public-drunkenness arrest a month after. Beyond that, he and Imran both committed sundry vehicular offenses. In civil lawsuits, they are accused of life-insurance fraud.
Congressional Democrats hired Abid despite his drunk-driving conviction a month before he started at the House, and they retained him despite his public-drunkenness arrest a month after.
Democrats now say that any access to sensitive information was “unauthorized.” But how hard could it have been to get “unauthorized” access when House Intelligence Committee Dems wanted their staffers to have unbounded access? In 2016, they wrote a letter to an appropriations subcommittee seeking funding so their staffers could obtain “Top Secret — Sensitive Compartmented Information” clearances. TS/SCI is the highest-level security classification. Awan family members were working for a number of the letter’s signatories.
Democratic members, of course, would not make such a request without coordination with leadership. Did I mention that the ranking member on the appropriations subcommittee to whom the letter was addressed was Debbie Wasserman Schultz?
Why has the investigation taken so long? Why so little enforcement action until this week? Why, most of all, were Wasserman Schultz and her fellow Democrats so indulgent of the Awans?
The probe began in late 2016. In short order, the Awans clearly knew they were hot numbers. They started arranging the fraudulent credit-union loan in December, and the $283,000 wire transfer occurred on January 18. In early February, House security services informed representatives that the Awans were suspects in a criminal investigation. At some point, investigators found stolen equipment stashed in the Rayburn House Office Building, including a laptop that appears to belong to Wasserman Schultz and that Imran was using. Although the Awans were banned from the Capitol computer network, not only did Wasserman Schultz keep Imran on staff for several additional months, but Meeks retained Alvi until February 28 — five days before she skedaddled to Lahore.
Strange thing about that: On March 5, the FBI (along with the Capitol Police) got to Dulles Airport in time to stop Alvi before she embarked. It was discovered that she was carrying $12,400 in cash. As I pointed out this week, it is a felony to export more than $10,000 in currency from the U.S. without filing a currency transportation report. It seems certain that Alvi did not file one: In connection with her husband’s arrest this week, the FBI submitted to the court a complaint affidavit that describes Alvi’s flight but makes no mention of a currency transportation report. Yet far from making an arrest, agents permitted her to board the plane and leave the country, notwithstanding their stated belief that she has no intention of returning.
Many congressional staffers are convinced that they’d long ago have been in handcuffs if they pulled what the Awans are suspected of. Nevertheless, no arrests were made when the scandal became public in February. For months, Imran has been strolling around the Capitol. In the interim, Wasserman Schultz has been battling investigators: demanding the return of her laptop, invoking a constitutional privilege (under the speech-and-debate clause) to impede agents from searching it, and threatening the Capitol Police with “consequences” if they don’t relent. Only last week, according to Fox News, did she finally signal willingness to drop objections to a scan of the laptop by federal investigators. Her stridency in obstructing the investigation has been jarring.
As evidence has mounted, the scores of Democrats for whom the Awans worked have expressed no alarm. Instead, we’ve heard slanderous suspicions that the investigation is a product of — all together now — “Islamophobia.” But Samina Gilani, the Awan brothers’ stepmother, begs to differ. Gilani complained to Virginia police that the Awans secretly bugged her home and then used the recordings to blackmail her. She averred in court documents that she was pressured to surrender cash she had stored in Pakistan. Imran claimed to be “very powerful” — so powerful he could order her family members kidnapped.
We don’t know if these allegations are true, but they are disturbing. The Awans have had the opportunity to acquire communications and other information that could prove embarrassing, or worse, especially for the pols who hired them. Did the swindling staffers compromise members of Congress? Does blackmail explain why were they able to go unscathed for so long?
And as for that sensitive information, did the Awans send American secrets, along with those hundreds of thousands of American dollars, to Pakistan?
This is no run-of-the-mill bank-fraud case.
— Andrew C. McCarthy is a senior fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor of National Review.
Elizabeth Warren vowed to end for-profit prisons – but she was once heavily invested in them: Report
SEPT 29, 2019 BY BEN MARQUIS
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a top contender among the 2020 Democratic candidates, has called for an end to the practice of for-profit prisons run by private companies.
But a new report reveals that as recently as six years ago, Warren was heavily invested in a retirement fund that owned significant shares in two of the top private prison companies in America and worldwide.
Warren’s promiseIn a post to Medium in June, Warren decried for-profit prisons and vowed to end the “exploitation” of inmates, families, and taxpayers by banning private detention facilities, prohibiting contractors from charging fees for “essential services,” and increasing oversight and transparency requirements.
“There should be no place in America for profiting off putting more people behind bars or in detention,” Warren wrote. “That’s why I will shut down the use of federal private detention facilities by ending all contracts that the Bureau of Prisons, [Immigration and Customs Enforcement], and the U.S. Marshals Service have with private detention providers.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports that, during her Sept. 16 rally in New York City, Warren addressed the issue again. “No one should make a profit locking people up, and no one should have a financial incentive to lobby Congress to lock up even more people,” she said.
The truthBut the Free Beacon, citing data from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, showed that Warren herself had personally profited from private prisons by way of her $50,000 retirement investments.
Up until 2013, Warren had been invested in the Vanguard Target Retirement 2025 fund, run by the Vanguard Group investment management firm, which held hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shares in top private prison companies.
Vanguard was the top shareholder, with 12 million shares, in the Corrections Corporation of America — now known as CoreCivic — and among the top shareholders of GEO Group, two of the top private prison companies.
The Free Beacon noted that CCA/CoreCivic owns and operates at least 50 correctional or detention facilities with nearly 90,000 total beds in 20 different states and the District of Columbia. GEO Group owned upwards of 66 prison facilities worldwide in 2013, and a portion of which were ICE detention facilities for illegal aliens awaiting court hearings and deportation.
At the time, those shares were estimated in value at $456 million for CCA and $216 million for GEO Group, and any increase in share value would have been included in Warren’s presumably growing investment portfolio.
No comment – of courseUnsurprisingly, Warren’s campaign declined to respond to a request for comment from the Free Beacon in light of this revelation that Warren had previously been invested in something that she now decries and has vowed to end.
It remains to be seen if this bit of information will prove damaging to Warren’s 2020 campaign. But in all likelihood, her supporters won’t be deterred by her latest act of blatant hypocrisy.
Omar Asked If She Married Her Brother; Her Response Says It All
Posted July 22, 2019
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was asked last week about allegations that she supposedly married her brother, and her response says it all.
The Star Tribune, a left-leaning paper in Omar's state of Minnesota, reports that the Democratic lawmaker has allegedly refused to answer their questions about the accusations that she committed marriage fraud.
Her response to the very serious allegations has been total silence.
Minnesota Star-Tribune editor Kevin Diaz told PolitiFact in an interview on Thursday that Omar has not responded to multiple inquires from his office about the allegations that she married a male relative, possibly her brother, and whether she and Ahmed Hirsi, her current husband, filed joint tax returns while Omar was married to another man, Ahmed Elmi.
“Our public records searches determined that in at least one period after she married Elmi, all three (Omar, Elmi and Hirsi) used the same address in Minnesota. It raises questions about the nature of the relationship if she is living with both the person she’s married to and her eventual husband,” Diaz said.
“What’s really made it hard is that she’s been unwilling to address any of these questions. That has fueled the controversy. We quoted her at length to say that these were mere accusations, that they were unfair, and that she shouldn’t have to address them. Be that as may, there was an undisputed instance of her filing her taxes improperly. And if you’re in Congress, you should explain that to your constituents,” he continued.
" We’ve asked her these questions, and also asked her to make her father available. We’ve tried to reach Elmi. We’ve tried to reach her sisters. Her family could put this (the question of Elmi’s relationship to Omar) to rest easily. No one will talk to us. I wish we could send a reporter to Mogadishu (Somalia) but we don’t have the bandwidth,” the editor added.
President Donald Trump gave fuel to the allegations surrounding Omar’s marriage last week.
While speaking to reporters outside of the White House, the president was asked about his recent feud with Omar and the other members of "The Squad" -- Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib.
Trump replied: "There's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. … I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that."
President Donald Trump on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): “There's a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. … I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that”
There have been several reports in the media questioning Omar's marital history and whether she actually did marry her brother.
The Star Tribune published a bombshell piece stating that "new investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married a man — possibly her own brother — to skirt immigration laws."
"Sent a list of questions and a request to talk to her siblings and father, Omar declined to do so," the Tribune added. "Omar declined to make her tax and immigration records available for this report. ... Omar’s relatives could also clear the air, but they have remained silent about her marriage ... She declined to make her family available for this story."
The Washington Examiner also published a report last month offering more information on the alleged marriage to her brother and how she may have even fraudulently filed tax returns in 2014 and 2015.
Dozens of official documents suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was living with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, throughout her entire legal marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, contradicting the story she tells to explain her multiple marriages.
Elmi is the man that critics allege is her brother, as noted by the Star Tribune.
"Omar has denied the allegations in the past, dismissing them as 'baseless rumors' first raised in an online Somali politics forum and championed by conservative bloggers during her 2016 campaign for the Minnesota House," the Tribune reported. "But she said little then or since about Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the former husband who swept into her life in 2009 before a 2011 separation.
"The questions surfaced again this month in a state probe of campaign finance violations showing that Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was still legally married to but separated from Elmi," the Tribune added. "Although she has legally corrected the discrepancy, she has declined to say anything about how or why it happened. The new documents also detail the Omar campaign’s efforts to keep the story of her marriage to Elmi out of the press, arguing that detailed coverage would legitimize the accusations and invade her privacy."Omar refuses to answer questions about the matter or provide any documents that could clear up the controversy.
And the fact that Trump is now talking about it could lead to more information coming out.
Warren says she'll push to end Israel's 'occupation'
by Mike Brest
| July 09, 2019 11:05 AM
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2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren told activists Monday that she would push to end the Israeli government's "occupation" of the West Bank and Gaza.
The left-wing Jewish group IfNotNow posted a video on Twitter of two of its members approaching Warren for a photo at a campaign event in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
One of the activists, identified in the closed captions as "Becca," said, "Hi we're American Jews. We really love the way you're fighting corruption. We'd really love it if you also pushed the Israeli government to end occupation."
"Yes. Yes. I'm so there," Warren responded, and then ushered them into position for a photo.
"In the past, Warren has regularly spoken of Israel as a strong ally in a tough neighborhood and has appeared at AIPAC events and used right-wing talking points," IfNotNow said in a statement about Warren's campaign promise. "But as her career has gone on, her views on the issue have grown to be farther in line with her progressive values: She was one of the 60 Democrats to boycott [Prime Minister] Netanyahu’s speech in Congress, she supported the Iran Deal, spoke out against the Embassy move, and opposes efforts to criminalize the BDS movement.”
The organization, which is dedicated to "end[ing] American Jewish support for the occupation," posted a photo last month of activists and fellow 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders. The caption said that IfNotNow activists "just asked @BernieSanders if he’s also an anti-Occupation Jew and looks like the answer is YES!"
IfNotNow recently became a tax-exempt organization which allows them to engage in political activities. Their goal is to put pressure on the Democratic presidential candidates to pressure the Israeli government.
“Mini AOC” Forced To Delete Twitter Account After Death Threats
By Elaine Williams
July 3, 2019
The adorable 8-year-old girl named Ava who made funny videos as Mini AOC had to delete her Twitter account after receiving death threats and harassment from Left-wingers.
Salvatore Schachter, Ava’s stepfather, made an announcement on Twitter stating that Ava would not continue to create any more content because “the Left’s harassment and death threats have gone too far.”
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For our safety and for our child's safety, we deleted all Mini AOC accounts.
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Kamala Harris walks back debate answer on abolishing private health insurance
JUNE 29, 2019 BY BEN MARQUIS
Democratic 2020 candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris was widely declared to be the winner of Thursday night’s debate, and while she certainly had a moment or two to shine, she also committed a major blunder that needed to be walked back the next day.
Harris raised her hand in the affirmative to a question about whether she would eliminate private health insurance, only to claim the next day that she misheard the question, in the lastest in a series of significant flip-flops on major issues.
On second thought…During the debate, NBC moderator Lester Holt asked, “Many people watching at home have health insurance through their employer. Who here would abolish their private health insurance in favor of a government-run plan?” Harris, as well as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, raised their hands in agreement.
But the very next morning, in an appearance on CBS, Harris said she misunderstood the question and thought it pertained only to her own private insurance, which she was willing to give up herself, maintaining that everybody else would be able to keep their private health insurance under her version of Medicare for All.
This actually was not the first time Harris flip-flopped on this particular issue, implying during a January CNN town hall that her plan would eliminate private health insurance, only to later walk that back and claim in subsequent interviews.
Ambivalence on ICEThough that may be the most recent flip-flop by Harris, it is not the only big reversal she has made in this campaign season from positions she has held in years past.
Harris has come out strongly against in the past year against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, comparing agents to the KKK and supporting the idea that local authorities should refuse to cooperate with ICE or turn over illegal aliens to the agency’s custody.
But when Harris served as San Francisco’s district attorney in 2008, she supported a policy that forced local law enforcement to cooperate and hand over to ICE any illegal aliens suspected of criminal activity, even if they were minors.
Growing list of reversalsHarris recently came out in favor of decriminalizing marijuana, but again as district attorney, she fought against legalization efforts in California and scoffed at the idea of decriminalized recreational marijuana usage as recently as 2014.
Similarly, Harris has issued strong calls this year for more criminal justice reform, but as the former attorney general of California, she was responsible for the “mass incarceration” of “black and brown Americans” that she now rails against.
Likewise, while Harris now portrays herself as a friend fighting hard on behalf of the LGBT community, she as attorney general stood against efforts to provide gender reassignment surgery to transgender inmates in California prisons.
The bottom line is that, like most other politicians — though arguably much more cynically — Harris has shifted positions on numerous issues, depending upon the prevailing political winds and the latest poll numbers, and that is simply unacceptable to a great many Americans.
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib poses for photo with fundraiser known for sharing anti-Semitic conspiracies: Report
June 13, 2019 by Ben Marquis
Considering all the controversy over the last several months surrounding allegedly anti-Semitic commentary uttered by Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN) and Rashida Tlaib (MI), you’d think these freshman congresswomen would go out of their way to avoid being seen as furthering their anti-Semitic tendencies.
But that hasn’t been the case. According to a report from The Daily Caller, Tlaib has continued to pose for photos with a prominent Democrat fundraiser who is known for spreading anti-Semitic conspiracies.
Tlaib has reportedly attended events and posed for pictures with a Palestinian-American businessman named Maher Abdel-qader, even after the Daily Caller exposed him in January for pushing incredibly hateful anti-Semitic propaganda.
A hateful historyAbdel-qader, who was a prominent fundraiser and key figure in Tlaib’s victorious campaign in 2018, has quite the history of pushing of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and stereotypical tropes about Jews.
In January, The Daily Caller had revealed how Abdel-qader had shared a video on social media that described Jews as “satanic” and not really Jewish at all.
The clip also alleged that the Jewish claim to the holy land of Israel was entirely made up and that Jews secretly control the entirety of the media, and it even questioned the existence of the Holocaust, during which roughly 6 million Jews were killed.
Abdel-qader publicly apologized and deleted that video, only to once again resume posting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and tropes on social media once the uproar died down.
In recent posts, Abdel-qader has asserted that the “Zionist lobby” has purchased the “blind loyalty” of U.S. politicians. He claimed in a prior post that the U.S. had given up its “sovereignty” to Israel.
Anti-Semitism sightingsMeanwhile, there are pictures from April and May of this year that show Abdel-qader was attending political events and posing together for pictures with Tlaib, despite the controversy over his openly asserted anti-Semitism.
Neither Abdel-qader or Tlaib responded to requests for comment by The Daily Caller on this issue.
And it’s not just Tlaib; there are also pictures from February of Abdel-qader and Rep. Omar posing together at an event.
More recently, photos emerged in June from an Arabic media outlet that showed Abdel-qader posing for pictures with the 2020 campaign manager for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Faiz Shakir — which should raise some questions for the self-declared democratic socialist who wants to be president.
What gives, Dems?
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Best-selling author Peter Schweizer examines the ways Joe Biden's son Hunter benefitted financially through deals that mirrored his father's travels and actions as Vice President
Joe Biden’s son secretly marries after leaving his brother’s widow
June 13, 2019 by Jerry McCormick
The Biden family closet is just full of dirty little secrets — some more shocking than others, but always guaranteed to entertain.
The most recent one is the brand-new revelation that Joe Biden’s son Hunter shacked up with his other son’s widow, then left her to marry South African-native, Melissa Cohen.
The Biden SecretsThe death of Beau Biden is a tragic story that should never be made light of. Hunter Biden, however, is a completely different story.
As respectable as Beau was, Hunter seems to be more than happy to even out the scales with his degenerate actions.
There have been numerous high-profile incidents with drugs and alcohol throughout his life. Hunter’s problems, along with the death of Beau, were believed to be the reason patriarch of the family, Joe Biden, did not run for president in 2016.
Hunter continues to cause problems for his father, though — and stories like this will not do the Biden image much good.
Quickie WeddingHunter Biden was married to Kathleen Biden for 17 years. Their marriage fell apart and the two divorced in April 2017.
After Beau died, Hunter and Hallie (Beau’s widow) began to find solace in each other’s company. That friendship soon turned to romance, but it did not last very long.
Hunter’s addiction problems soon turned the relationship sour, and the two separated the next April. Somehow, Joe Biden managed to sweep his son’s scandalous relationship and the break-up under the rug.
But before long, rumors started to surface that Hunter Biden was seeing Melissa Cohen.
The romance moved rather quickly, as Hunter and Melissa were married in Los Angeles on May 16. The couple was apparently married at a “quickie” wedding chapel, so it was not exactly front-page news.
Now, Hunter is back in the news for brokering an incredibly shady deal with the Chinese to the tune of $1.5 billion.
Surely there will be a lot more coming out about that, especially since Joe Biden waited until after the deal was struck to criticize the Chinese as a direct threat and competitor to the United States.
Joe Biden veers left on abortion with promise to support federal funding
May 22, 2019
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For years, Joe Biden prided himself on his moderate abortion stance. Now, the former vice president is playing catch-up to the pro-choice extremists in his party.
The 2020 candidate has promised to abolish the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion, if he becomes president, National Review‘s John McCormack reported.
Biden reverses courseBiden told an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) activist this month that the Hyde Amendment “can’t stay.” A video of the exchange was shared by the ACLU on May 8, but the clip didn’t receive much attention until it was noted by Washington Post writer David Weigel.
ACLU✔@ACLUOur volunteer Nina asked Joe Biden whether, as president, he would lift the Hyde amendment, which bans federal insurance coverage of abortion.
He said yes. #RightsForAll
The 76-year-old’s new stance is the next step of a reversal decades in the making. Biden, who is Catholic, started out his Senate career in the 1970s as a pro-life Democrat who thought Roe v. Wade went “too far.”
Biden eventually shifted to a middle-of-the-road position that he maintained for decades. Writing to a constituent in 1994, Biden upheld the Hyde Amendment and touted his moderate stance.
“I will continue to abide by the same principle that has guided me throughout my 21 years in the Senate: those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them,” Biden wrote. “As you may know, I have consistently—on no fewer than 50 occasions—voted against federal funding of abortions.”
In a 2007 book called Promises to Keep, Biden touted: “I’ve stuck to my middle-of-the-road position on abortion for more than 30 years… I still vote against partial birth abortion and federal funding.”
Caving inBiden has been in politics for decades, and with that experience comes a long voting record. The Democrat has come under fire by the extreme left for his too-moderate stances on issues like climate change, as well as his long, complicated voting record on criminal justice and other matters. Even before launching his campaign, Biden was apologizing for his role in the drug war.
Weeks before launching his campaign, Biden’s spokesman would not say whether he still opposed federal funding for abortions. But after years of upholding a moderate position on abortion, Biden may finally be cavingto the radical left on the issue.
Kristen Day, the executive director of Democrats for Life, told National Review that Biden is risking the support of pro-life Democrats by aligning himself with the fringe left.
“Biden is making a critical error flip-flopping on his position on the Hyde Amendment,” Day said. “Among the current top-tier candidates, there is not a single one who is considering pro-life Democratic voters. Vice President Biden could have filled that void with a more moderate position. Instead, he is catering to the vocal minority who is pushing an abortion extremist agenda that will not resonate with general election voters.”
A sharp turnBiden has been criticized by the Catholic Church for his acceptance of abortion, which the Church holds to be a profound sin. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput took aim at Biden in a 2016 column, and in 2008, suggested that Biden was using a cop-out to justify his support for abortion, “that Catholics can’t ‘impose’ their religiously based views on the rest of the country.”
The Democrats have pushed far to the left on abortion this year, with on-demand late-term abortion gradually becoming the new standard. In February, Senate Democrats blocked the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would require doctors to save the lives of babies who survive abortions.
Meanwhile, Vermont’s governor is now slated to sign one of the most liberal abortion bills in the country into law, which would allow abortion at any time for any reason. Vermont is also pushing a state constitutional amendment to protect the practice.
Judge Orders Antifa Communist Yvette Felarca to Pay Judicial Watch Legal Fees for Her Totally Frivolous Lawsuit
Published: 5/21/2019 4:58:42 PM
You may remember Yvette Felarca, the middle school teacher who is also the leader of an Antifa Communist group in California.
She made a bizarre appearance on Tucker Carlson’s show in 2017 after helping far left protesters shut down a Milo Yiannopoulos speech at UC Berkeley.
Felarca was arrested in September 2017 for battery and resisting arrest. She was arrested in July 2017 for inciting a riot.
A California judge announced this week ordered Yvette Felarca to pay Judicial Watch $22,000 in legal fees for her totally frivolous lawsuit against the conservative investigative group.
Judicial Watch reported:
Judicial Watch announced that a U.S. District Judge in California awarded Judicial Watch $22,000 in legal fees in a case filed by an Antifa organizer in an effort to block Judicial Watch from obtaining information about her activities.
Yvette Felarca, a middle school teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), and two co-plaintiffs were ordered to pay Judicial Watch $22,000 in attorney’s fees and $4,000 in litigation costs. Felarca had sued the BUSD in federal court to keep the school district from fulfilling its legal obligation to provide Judicial Watch with records of their communications mentioning: Felarca, Antifa, and/or BAMN. Judicial Watch also asked for Felarca’s personnel file.
Felarca is a prominent figure in By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), a group founded by the Marxist Revolutionary Workers League that protests conservative speaking engagements. In 2016, Felarca and two of her allies were arrested and charged with several crimes, including felony assault, for inciting a riot in Sacramento. Earlier this year, Felarca was ordered to stand trial for assault.
U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria, Northern District of California, who had previously ruled that Felarca’s lawsuit was “entirely frivolous,” wrote in his ruling awarding legal fees to Judicial Watch that Felarca and her co-plaintiffs’ First Amendment claims were “premised on the obviously baseless assumption” that the First Amendment condemns the speech of some while condoning the ideological missions of others.
Judge Chhabria added that “The plaintiffs also mischaracterized the documents under review” and that the plaintiffs “failed to grapple with the role Ms. Felarca played in making herself a topic of public discourse through her physical conduct at public rallies and her voluntary appearance on Fox News.”
Meghan McCain clashes with Whoopi Goldberg over allowing felons like Boston Marathon bomber to vote
April 25, 2019
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Whoopi Goldberg clashed with “The View” co-host Meghan McCain over a proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to allow terrorists like the Boston Marathon bomber the right to vote.
Goldberg agreed that felons, even sex offenders and terrorists like Dhzokar Tsarnaev, should be allowed to vote if and when freed from prison. Horrified that Goldberg would even entertain such an idea, McCain nearly lost it as she tried to convince Goldberg to quit defending Sanders’ proposal. “He killed people!” a shocked McCain announced.
Voting rights for “terrible people”The exchange came after Sanders said Monday that “the right to vote is inherent to our democracy” at a CNN town hall. “Yes, even for terrible people, because once you start chipping away and you say, ‘That guy committed a terrible crime, not gonna let him vote. Well, that person did that. Not gonna let that person vote,’ you’re running down a slippery slope,” he said. The comments were widely criticized.
Fellow presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) initially said she was open to the idea, but then backtracked a day later.
McCain brought up Sanders’ proposal to her co-hosts Tuesday, saying it was “disgraceful.” “For Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris to go on TV and say that the Boston terrorist deserves any rights in this country after killing three people and injuring 264 in 2013, I think is disgraceful,” McCain said. “Does anyone think a terrorist should have a right to vote?”
Whoopi Goldberg supports votes for felonsNone of the other panels members said that they supported Sanders’ proposals to let felons vote from prison, but Goldberg argued that felons should have their rights restored when they’ve served their sentence, prompting a shocked reaction from McCain.
“Here’s what I’m going to say: If they let this terrorist out because he served his time, he gets his, if he’s an American citizen as…why is your mouth open like that?”
“Because, Whoopi, he killed people,” McCain said.
“Yes, lots of people do this,” Goldberg replied. “Our Constitution says, if you have done your time, you have, we hope, been reformed, been changed. If they let him out, that means they feel his time is up and he gets to be an American citizen again.”
Goldberg said that Tsarnaev should not and would likely never leave prison and that the Constitution should be interpreted as enfranchising all released inmates. “If they let this man out, they are saying ‘he has been reformed, we have fixed him — rehabilitated him,'” Goldberg added. Watch below:
Co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman backed Goldberg. Hostin argued that denying ex-convicts voting rights “disproportionately” affects people of color, while Behar argued that voting rights have to be granted and revoked categorically rather than “picking and choosing.”
Behar also noted that Sanders’ proposal is a gift to his opponents. “It’ll be used in a campaign ad against him because it doesn’t sound good,” Behar said.
Some viewers reacted by standing up for Goldberg, saying that McCain misrepresented her position.”Whoopie was not agreeing that violent felons should get the right to vote while in jail or that they should be let out ever. She was just saying that IF a violent felon is set loose in society, their right to vote should be reinstated. Meghan was too hysterical to hear her,” one said.
Rehabbing terrorists?But even taking Goldberg’s position in good faith doesn’t make it less absurd. Is “rehabilitation” for convicted terrorists really part of the national debate now?
Some have questioned why liberals support voting rights for ex-convicts but not gun rights, leaving some to conclude that the movement to enfranchise felons is just another power grab by the Democrats.
Why Democrats Support Open Borders?
ONE BIG REASON.
They Supported the Abortion of 60 million American Babies
How many Illegals & Refugees does it TAKE to replace these Lives? (And gain voters)
How to get away with killing 60 Million Americans?
Well, Democrats Lie to young woman and call it Choice and Lie Again and tell them there are No Consequences for their actions.
Will Forced Abortions become part of America's Future? Happens in other parts of the world.
The Truth - Abortion is a life and death decision with long lifetime and generations of consequences.
Go see the Movie "Unplanned"
Wake up America - Save lives & freedom - Stop Abortions
Green New Deal fails Senate test vote as dozens of Democrats vote 'present'
By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
Senate majority forces vote on 'Green New Deal' climate change proposalMitch McConnell says he was giving presidential candidates in the chamber a chance to support a campaign trail staple; Peter Doocy reports from Capitol Hill.
The Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fell at the first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to begin debate on the non-binding resolution, with 42 Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting "present."
No senator voted to begin debate on the legislation, while 57 lawmakers voted against breaking the filibuster. Democratic Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona joined 53 Republicans in voting "no." Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who caucuses with the Democrats, also voted "no."
The vote had been teed up by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in a bid to make Democratic senators -- including several 2020 presidential candidates -- go on the record about the measure. McConnell had called the proposal "a radical, top-down, socialist makeover of the entire U.S. economy."
The Green New Deal calls for the U.S. to shift away from fossil fuels such as oil and coal and replace them with renewable sources such as wind and solar power. It calls for virtual elimination by 2030 of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming. Republicans have railed against the proposal, saying it would devastate the economy and trigger massive tax increases.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, called the Green New Deal "ridiculous" and displayed pictures of dinosaurs, cartoon characters and babies on the Senate floor. He said he was treating the plan "with the seriousness it deserves."
Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, called McConnell's move a "sham vote" that aimed to draw attention away from a real debate on the consequences of climate change. In addition to Sanders, Sens. Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York -- all candidates for the Democratic nomination who have endorsed the Green New Deal -- voted "present" Tuesday.
"Today's #GreenNewDeal vote is a partisan stunt to side-step needed debate on climate action, and give Republicans cover to put oil lobby checks over our kids," Gillibrand tweeted earlier Tuesday, adding " ... I don't play ball with bad-faith farces."
"Climate change is an existential threat, and confronting it requires bold action," Harris said in a statement following the vote. " ... Political stunts won’t get us anywhere. Combatting this crisis first requires the Republican majority to stop denying science and finally admit that climate change is real and humans are the dominant cause. Then we can get serious about taking action to tackle the climate crisis at the scale of the problem."
"[McConnell's] stunt is backfiring and it’s becoming clearer and clearer to the American people that the Republican Party is way behind the times on clean energy and that Democrats are the party willing to take action," said Schumer, D-N.Y., who asked, "... What's the Republican Party proposal? Is it more coal?"
However, Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper said Tuesday that he opposes the Green New Deal. The former Colorado governor said the proposal sets "unachievable goals" and shuns the private sector.
In explaining his "no" vote, Manchin said in a statement: "This climate problem is a massive one and we must act, but aspirational documents will not solve this crisis –real solutions focused on innovation will ... The truth is even if we zero out our country’s use of fossil fuels tomorrow, we must face the facts that other nations have invested in and will continue to use fossil fuels to develop their economies for decades to come. We cannot successfully address our climate challenge by eliminating sources of energy that countries are committed to using."
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Democrats were being hypocritical by refusing to vote for their own plan. "I've never seen a bill sponsored by a dozen people who don't want to vote on it," he said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the Green New Deal's main sponsor in the House, tweeted following the vote that she had encouraged Senate Democrats to vote "present" on the resolution.
"McConnell tried to rush the #GreenNewDeal straight to the floor without a hearing," she wrote. "The real question we should be asking: Why does the Senate GOP refuse to hold any major hearings on climate change?"
At a news conference earlier Tuesday, McConnell said he believed climate change was real and at least partially caused by humans, but said the real question facing lawmakers was, "How do you address it?"
"The way to do this, consistent with American values and American capitalism, is through technology and innovation," McConnell said. " ... Not to shut down your economy, throw people out of work, make people reconstruct their homes, get out of their cars, you get the whole drift here. This is nonsense, and if you’re going to sign on to nonsense, you ought to have to vote for nonsense."
By "basically outlawing the only sources of energy that working-class and middle-class families can actually afford," the Green New Deal would "kill off entire domestic industries" and eliminate millions of jobs, McConnell said. The plan could lead to a spike in household electric bills of over $300 a month, he said.
Fox News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kamala Harris skirts the truth on 2012 settlement for American homeowners: Report
March 13, 2019
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Kamala Harris isn’t being truthful about the mortgage crisis settlement she helped negotiate, according to a report by The Intercept.
The Democrat candidate has long touted a $25 billion settlement she helped “win” for homeowners in 2012 as proof that she’s a warrior for the middle class — but the deal she helped negotiate delivered next to nothing for victims while failing to hold the banks accountable.
Indeed, while Harris describes the deal as a success, it failed to help many foreclosure victims actually keep their homes.
Harris misrepresents mortgage settlementHarris has long touted her role in negotiating the 2012 nationwide settlement with Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, and Ally Bank when she was California attorney general as a major success. Harris and 49 other state attorneys general worked out the deal, with the Obama administration leading the charge.
“We went after the five biggest banks in the United States. We won $20 billion together,” Harris told supporters in her campaign kick-off speech in Oakland.
Harris pulled California out of the negotiations in 2011 when the deal was for just $20 billion and the banks were asking to be released from legal liabilities, a deal she called inadequate at the time. But the final deal wasn’t much better.
Harris has overstated the relief the deal actually delivered for the millions victimized by predatory lenders. Her state of California got the biggest piece of the $25 billion pie — nearly $20 billion — but the settlement didn’t help victims keep their homes, and what homeowners received in hard cash was, in proportion to the harm they suffered, a pittance.
The settlement included $20 billion in mortgage relief that did not actually help most victims keep their homes. Half of that $20 billion came in the form of short sales, in which homes are sold at less than the outstanding mortgage. This practice is better for homeowners than foreclosure in terms of their credit standing, but nevertheless involves loss of the home.
Another $9.2 billion came in the form of principal forgiveness on first and second mortgages, with more than half going toward second mortgages. But banks hardly paid a price, as most of those second loans were delinquent. And while loan forgiveness might have provided some relief, the settlement granted fewer than 33,000 Californians — and 83,000 Americans across the country — forgiveness on their primary mortgages.
In terms of hard cash, the settlement included $1.5 billion in checks to victims averaging a dismal $1,480, and $3.5 billion to states, money which was never directed to go to homeowners. Then-California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) ended up using most of the state’s $410 million portion of that money for budgetary expenses, and it has never been restored to the relief fund for victims of foreclosure, despite a lawsuit.
Letting big banks off the hookWhile misrepresenting what the deal actually delivered for victims, Harris has similarly played up the penalty for the banks. The 50-state task force of which Harris was a part has been faulted for not failing to hold the banks accountable for criminal foreclosure fraud, and Harris played a role in this oversight.
The banks that illegally foreclosed on millions of homes never faced serious penalties. A mortgage fraud “strike force” that Harris formed went after scam artists looking to benefit from the crisis with “foreclosure rescue” schemes, but did not prosecute the banks that created the crisis.
Harris’ office also declined to prosecute Steve Mnuchin’s bank OneWest despite evidence of “widespread misconduct;” Mnuchin violated state foreclosure laws. Harris said that she “followed the facts and the evidence… We pursued it just like any other case. We go and we take a case wherever the facts lead us.”
Financially, the banks paid a meager price, since they were mostly writing off delinquent loans or else “banks could modify loans they serviced on behalf of investors, who took the actual hit. This means that banks paid much of their fine with other people’s money,” according to the Intercept.
Far from punishing the banks and helping homeowners, Harris’ settlement let predatory lenders off the hook for criminal misconduct while doing little to help victims. And while that’s not her fault alone, she is responsible for misrepresenting what she actually “won” for homeowners in her state and across the country.
Exclusive: Leading Jewish Groups Demand Anti-Semitic Omar Be Removed From Foreign Affairs Committee
Jewish groups slam Omar's anti-Semitic language, ties to groups advocating terrorism
BY: Adam Kredo
March 4, 2019 4:59 am
A group of leading Jewish organizations petitioned the House of Representative's top Democrats on Monday, demanding that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) be removed from her position on the powerful Foreign Affairs Committee in light of her numerous anti-Semitic remarks and ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Jewish people, according to a copy of a letter exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Omar, who has been singled out multiple times in her short career on Congress due to several anti-Semitic comments, continued to double down on her belief that pro-Israel members of Congress are more loyal to Israel than America on Sunday.
In yet another tweet alleging that those who support Israel are not loyal to America—an age old anti-Semitic canard that has earned Omar rebukes from Democrats and Republicans—Omar made clear she will not support the historic U.S.-Israel as a member of Congress.
Omar's continued use of anti-Semitic smears has now led a group of leading Jewish organizations to take action. They sent a letter early Monday to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Elliot Engel asking them to immediately strip Omar of her seat on the committee, which plays a key role in supporting the U.S-Israel military alliance.
"In light of Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent anti-Semitic tweets, statements, and address before Islamic Relief USA on Saturday, February 23rd, we, the undersigned organizations, request that you immediately remove her as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee," the groups wrote.
The organizations praised both Pelosi and Engel for being swift in their earlier denunciations of Omar's smears against Jews and Israel advocacy groups.
"We hope you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the high moral standards of your office by removing Rep. Omar, a woman who has repeatedly exhibited strong biases against the State of Israel and the Jewish people, from this critically important and sensitive committee," the letter states.
The groups are also concerned about Omar's decision to appear before Islamic Relief USA, a group with ties to organizations that advocate terrorism against Israel.
"Rep. Omar's presence as a keynote speaker to raise funds for Islamic Relief USA, whose parent organization and chapters have documented ties to terrorist organizations, demonstrates that she has learned next to nothing over the last few weeks when she was reprimanded by your office and by other Democrats for posting ugly, anti-Semitic attacks on Jews and their organizations," the letter states.
Omar's decision to address Islamic Relief "reflects poor judgment and shows she is unfit to sit on one of the most important committees in the United States Congress," the letter states.
Sarah Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth, a pro-Israel organization that spearheaded the letter, told the Free Beacon that Omar's "use of classic anti-Semitic tropes and stereotypes has touched a nerve" across the American Jewish community.
Other signatories include Alpha Epsilon Pi, the nation's top Jewish fraternity on college campuses, Americans for a Safe Israel, the Center for Security Policy, the Jewish Policy Center, the Committee for Israel, and the National Council of Young Israel, among others.
The Jewish groups do not buy Omar's apology for a recent tweet alleging pro-Israel members of Congress take their marching orders from the Jewish state.
"Even after her ‘apology' for her anti-Semitism, she went on to speak at a forum together with well-known anti-Semites who have known ties to terrorist organizations and those who seek harm to the Jewish people and the destruction of the State of Israel," they write.
"We need to ensure that anti-Semitism has no place within the venerable House Foreign Affairs Committee," the letter states. "We therefore respectfully request that Congresswoman Omar be removed, immediately, from the sensitive work of the House Foreign Affairs Committee."
Christian leader circulates petition calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s resignation
February 24, 2019
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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has made a name for herself over the last several weeks — and not in a good way.
After the freshman congresswoman made comments that many have called anti-Semitic, the leader of a Christian group that supports Jews has started a petition calling for Omar’s immediate resignation.
“Ilhan Omar is waging an unholy war against the Jewish people from Congress,” said Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of the group that launched the campaign, Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN). “She should not be representing Americans.”
Fighting BackAccording to Cardoza-Moore, PJTN seeks to “educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish people against the rise of anti-Semitism.” To that end, she is asking for signatures on a petition demanding the resignation of Omar, who, according to Cardoza-Moore, “recently made some anti-Semitic statements and has communicated her support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”
Earlier this month, Omar faced backlash from both sides of the political aisle after she invoked an offensive Jewish stereotype to explain lawmakers’ ongoing support for Israel. She tweeted:
It’s all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
At the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Omar issued an apology following her tweet in which she acknowledged that anti-Semitism “is real” and added that she has enlisted the help of “Jewish allies and colleagues” to educate her “on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes.”
“My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” Omar said. But she went on to reaffirm “the problematic role” of pro-Israel lobbyists in American politics, including by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a bipartisan Jewish lobbying organization that seeks a close relationship between Israel and the U.S.
Moreover, Omar said throughout her campaign that she felt the BDS movement — which “works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians” — was “counteractive.” But the representative’s campaign told a website called Muslim Girl after the election that Omar “believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized.”
Prospective Dem candidate Amy Klobuchar's treatment of staff led to rebuke from Harry Reid: report
Amy Klobuchar allegedly mistreated staffers, sees difficulty getting team for 2020 run: report Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is expected to launch her 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday, but is facing an early crisis over a wave of accusations that she has mistreated staff -- with her conduct reportedly getting so bad that then-Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told her to change her behavior.
Klobuchar is expected to announce her 2020 run in Minneapolis on Sunday. But that announcement was overshadowed this week when HuffPost reported this week that Klobuchar has such a bad reputation over her treatment of staff that a number of potential staffers have withdrawn from consideration to manage her campaign because of it.
The left-wing outlet reported that staffers described Klobuchar as “habitually demeaning and prone to bursts of cruelty,” although others said that while working for Klobuchar was challenging, it was also rewarding. Some pushed back and questioned whether those making the accusations “were falling for sexist stereotypes about female leaders with high standards.”
Klobuchar’s team issued a lengthy statement saying she is “proud” of her staff.
"Senator Klobuchar loves her staff — they are the reason she has gotten to where she is today. She has many staff who have been with her for years — including her Chief of Staff and her State Director, who have worked for her for 5 and 7 years respectively, as well as her political advisor Justin Buoen, who has worked for her for 14 years — and many who have gone on to do amazing things, from working in the Obama Administration (over 20 of them) to running for office to even serving as the Agriculture Commissioner for Minnesota," a campaign spokesperson told HuffPost. "She is proud of them and the work they have done for Minnesota."
But since the outlet published its first story, more stories of alleged mistreatment emerged. Former staffers said that Klobuchar’s wrath left employees in tears, and that one was accidentally hit with a flying binder, according to BuzzFeed News.
“I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” said one former staffer.
While BuzzFeed also received some positive stories from former staffers (one said Klobuchar threw her a baby shower and cooked a meal for her friends and family), it noted she has one of the highest turnover rates of staff in the Senate.
VideoKlobuchar would reportedly blow up about anything from minor grammar mistakes, the use of the word “community” in press releases, or failing to charge her iPad.
On Friday evening, HuffPost published a story filled with new allegations, including that she required staff to perform personal duties such as washing dishes. Such a demand would be in violation of the Senate’s rules and federal law against personal use of the office, it said.
The outlet cites a 2012 campaign memo that includes demands such as “only speak when spoken to at events” and telling staffers that while waiting for her in a dressing area or bedroom they should pick up her dirty laundry and place it in a basket. The memo included the following passage:
“Especially while in the car during a busy day: if she is EXTREMELY upset about something, let her rant through it, DON’T interupt [sic] her unless ABSOLUTELY necessary and be careful when trying to calm her down...Often she just needs to talk things out in the open and is not interested in other people’s opinions -- this is something that you will become used to and adjust to -- its just a note for the first time this happens.”
The allegations of mistreatment were reportedly well known to other senators as well. HuffPost reported that Reid spoke to Klobuchar in 2015 about her mistreatment of staff. A Reid spokesman told the outlet that he didn’t remember if he had such a discussion, and instead described her as “one of the most brilliant, hard-working members of the Senate.
According to HuffPost, a former aide to then-Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said that a terrified Klobuchar staffer came up to them to explain Klobuchar’s lateness to an event: “I’m supposed to tell you...Senator Klobuchar is late today because I am bad at my job.”
If Klobuchar announces a candidacy, she will likely enter a crowded field that already includes Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. On Friday, she teased the announcement again, releasing a video in which she said she would be making it on Boom Island.
"As in boom, drop the mic," she quipped.
EVIDENCE: Rashida Tlaib ‘Lied’ About Residency To Run For Office, Registered To Vote At False Address
Jan 30, 2019By Patrick Howley
Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib registered to vote from a false address, and represented a state House district that she did not actually live in, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics.
Tlaib’s own father even said that Tlaib “lied” about her address in order to run for office.
Here is what the evidence, presented below, proves:
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The petition states: “She lied about living in Detroit using her fathers house address .. she never lived there .. she lived in Dearborn ., her father has verified this .. you must live in the district you are running in to represent .. We demand a full investigation and recount of every vote that she supposedly received..”
It turns out, the petition, started by a Change.org user named Mrs. American Citizen, is correct.
Tlaib’s father made a series of comments to Charlie LeDuff of The Detroit News on March 13, 2010, in an article that has been deleted by The Detroit News but preserved by us:
“Now Tlaib’s father is piping in. He said his daughter misrepresented her residency when she signed an election affidavit in 2008 with the Wayne County Clerk claiming she was a citizen of Detroit.
According to that affidavit, Tlaib claimed she lived at (redacted) in Detroit. That house is owned in part by her father, Harbi Elabed, and he now says she did not live there and he was only recently made aware that she had claimed so. “She lied,” said Elabed, 61, an immigrant from Jerusalem and father of 14 who prides himself on Old World values of parental fealty. “She lied big-time to get elected. I never teach her that way. I teach her the right way. It’s my house. She didn’t live there. She lived in Dearborn in her house with her husband and boy.”
Dearborn is not a part of the 12th House District that Tlaib was elected to represent…
Asked why he was tattling on his daughter, Harbi Elabed said it was a growing litany of transgressions that his daughter committed upon him — culminating in a dispute about care of his aged mother, who suffers from dementia. According to Harbi, his daughter sided against him and in favor of his nephew in a battle of custody, a complete breach of family values, he said.”
Detroit News passage from 2010 ends
Now let’s take a look at each of Rashida Tlaib’s real or stated residences over the years (all addresses are redacted from this report).
Rashida Tlaib Moved Into Detroit Apartment To Announce Her Congressional Campaign As A ‘Longtime Resident of Detroit”
Rashida Tlaib’s swanky downtown Detroit apartment was first reported on February 5, 2018, one day before she announced her candidacy for Congress, according to Verizon Wireless records.
Tlaib announced her campaign on Tuesday February 6, 2018. Her announcement was carried by the Arab Daily News. In that article, Rashida’s bio hilariously switches from writing about Tlaib in the third person to declaring “I” at the beginning of the final sentence, revealing that Rashida Tlaib was writing the bio herself. The article identifies Tlaib as “a longtime resident of Detroit.”
The Arab News reported: “Former Michigan Legislator Rashida Tlaib announced this week that she is running for Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. Michigan’s Democratic Primary election is on August 7, 2018. Rashida Tlaib is a longtime resident of Detroit and the child of Palestinian immigrants. Rashida is a former Michigan State Representative where she served three terms and was appointed as the democratic vice chairwoman of the Appropriation Committee. Rashida made history by becoming the first female Muslim elected to the Michigan Legislature, and only second in the country…
“Rashida has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Role Model Award from Alternatives for Girls, After School Champion national award, CAIR Michigan’s Empowering Muslims Award, Clean Water Action’s Clean Water Hero award, recognized as one of Crain’s Detroit Business Women to Watch and featured in PBS’ Makers Documentary on Women in Politics. I am included in Family Circle magazine’s 20 Most Influential Moms of 2016, and was included in New York Magazine’s list of Democratic leaders as the “next Obama.”
She bought a house in Detroit in 2016 for less than six figures
Rashida Tlaib bought a house in Detroit on May 10, 2016 for $90,600.
This address begins appearing in records in October 2016. The address was deemed to have a “Determined Absentee Owner” during this time period.
She Actually Lived In A House In Suburban Dearborn from 2004 to 2016
Fayez Tlaib and Rashida Tlaib, husband and wife, bought the house on February 26, 2004.
In 2004, Rashida interned for state rep. Steve Tobocman, and joined his staff in 2007.
Rashida Tlaib was elected in the 12th district — southwest Detroit — in 2008, replacing Tobocman.
She got 14,176 votes (more than 90 percent) of the vote in the district.
But Rashida Tlaib, resident of the nearby suburbs of Detroit, actually lived in the 15th district (“Dearborn, excluding northeast tip”) where Gino Polidori got more than 77 percent of the vote, winning his third term.
Tlaib fraudulently won the primary in the district in August 2008.
In 2013 she tried to run for state senate in district that includes part of Dearborn, where she actually lived, but she lost the race and her state legislative career ended.
Rashida and Fayez sold the house as a couple to Fayez, now unmarried, on December 20, 2016.
They as a couple sold the house to him on December 20, 2016, he was listed as an unmarried man
“Owner Occupied” was the official credit rating on that address in Dearborn.
She Fraudulently Claimed Her Father’s House As Her Own Residence To Register To Vote And Get Her Driver’s License in Detroit Instead of Dearborn, where she lived
An official in the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s “Office of Metropolitian Impact” purchased this house, built in 1923, from Rashida Tlaib on July 7, 2017 for $59,000.
This is the address that Rashida Tlaib used when she registered to vote on March 5, 2008.
She used that address on July 24, 2013 for an official issuance.
Kaminske Living Trust sold it to her and Fayez on April 27, 2009 in separate purchases of $31,000 each.
On May 2, 2016, Rashida Tlaib sold it to Fayez Tlaib for an undetermined amount.
Guess what a 2016 report labelled this property at the time Rashida sold it: “Determined Absentee Owner.”
Meaning, Rashida Tlaib was not living there.
Angry Dems Take Attacks on Pelosi to New Level: ‘Get in the Damn Room’ with Trump, ‘Give Him the Money!’
BY MALACHI BAILEY
JANUARY 23, 2019 AT 1:36PM
Share Tweet Email PrintSome Democrats are starting to get tired of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s vendetta against President Donald Trump as the partial government shutdown drags on.
The shutdown hinges on the left’s unwillingness to comply with Trump’s demand for funding for a border wall.
Initially, Democrats were happy to rally behind Pelosi’s stance against Trump, but some of the party’s representatives are now showing signs of fatigue.
Newly-elected Michigan Democrat, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, suggested that Pelosi should come to a deal with Trump, according to MLive.
Slotkin said that party leaders should just “get in the damn room” with Trump to negotiate a compromise.
But that’s easier said than done for someone like Pelosi, who seems to have a personal vendetta against Trump.
Last week, Pelosi infamously asked Trump to reschedule or cancel the annual State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29.
The Democrat leader cited “security” concerns as her reason, but it’s obvious even to liberals that she was just trying to make a jab at Trump.
However, Pelosi received pushback from some Democrats for her unnecessary attack.
Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told Fox News on Tuesday that he would be open to Trump delivering the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress.
Hoyer had also contradicted Pelosi on statements about the border wall last week.
“Look, I don’t think this is an issue of morality, it’s an issue of does it work,” Hoyer told Fox News in contradiction to Pelosi’s claim that the border wall is immoral.
Hoyer also admitted that the border wall works “in some places.”
Another Democrat is even going as far as explicitly calling on fellow lawmakers to build the wall.
“Give Trump the money,” Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson told KFGO’s “News & Views” on Tuesday.
“I’d give him the whole thing … and put strings on it so you make sure he puts the wall where it needs to be. Why are we fighting over this? We’re going to build that wall anyway, at some time,” Peterson added.
While Peterson is more moderate than some of his Democratic peers, it won’t be long until more Democrats ask Pelosi to give in.
Clearly, Pelosi is being unreasonable — and even Democrats are catching on.
Pelosi’s 2015 trip to Europe with husband, lawmakers cost nearly $200k
JANUARY 22, 2019 BY BEN MARQUIS
When President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s overseas trip last week, it brought renewed attention to Pelosi’s previous expensive travels — and one report uncovered a bombshell: In 2015, Pelosi led a group of Democratic lawmakers on a delegation to Italy and Ukraine, traveling in a U.S. Air Force-owned private luxury jet and running up a total bill to taxpayers of a whopping $184,587.81.
On Saturday, watchdog group Judicial Watch released documents detailing the 2015 trip, which they obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits.
Vacation in EuropeSeveral Democratic members of Congress accompanied Pelosi on the trip, which was scheduled from July 30 to Aug. 6, 2015.
But there was extra room for family members, too. According to the itinerary, Pelosi was also joined by her husband, Paul Pelosi.
The spouses of several other Democrat lawmakers were also in attendance.
Additionally, the delegation wasn’t solely a work-related excursion overseas. The itinerary revealed that they enjoyed sight-seeing in Italy — including tours of the Vatican alongside meetings with Italian dignitaries — and fine dining, including at an upscale restaurant where a five-course meal for one person runs upwards of $190.
Furthermore, an email revealed that Pelosi’s team made an unusual and specific request for a certain flight crew for the Air Force jet. One unidentified Air Force official wrote to another on July 9, 2015: “You’re going to love this…CODEL Pelosi is requesting the crew they had on this earlier attached trip. Apparently, they were very pleased with their service. I already told the escort chances were slim.”
High RollersThe Daily Caller pointed out that the Pelosi delegation’s week-long 2015 trip to Europe cost taxpayers nearly $200,000 — roughly the same amount as a four-year education at Harvard University.
By way of comparison, Judicial Watch also revealed the costs of a Republican delegation to East Asia in August 2015. Led by Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, the trip utilized commercial air travel and per diems for participants, which only cost taxpayers around $26,000.
Judicial Watch has been attempting to keep Pelosi honest by tracking her excessive travel costs since 2009.
In 2016, the Tom Fitton-led group released a statement that read in part:
Beginning in 2009, after the media failed to follow up on concerns raised about Nancy Pelosi’s use of luxury Air Force jets to travel between her congressional district and DC, Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information act requests exposed her abuse of this travel perk. Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period — $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.
Another ExcursionWhen Pelosi earlier this month pulled her political stunt and suggested canceling the president’s upcoming State of the Union address, she cited security concerns and costs during the ongoing government shutdown.
When Trump responded the next day by canceling Pelosi’s planned trip to Afghanistan and other nearby countries, he too cited costs incurred during the shutdown, and suggested Pelosi should instead remain in town to negotiate — or fly commercial — rather than jetting off around the world on the taxpayer’s dime.
Given Pelosi’s history of taking extravagant, taxpayer-funded trips, she has no room to talk about costs or security requirements above the norm — particularly during the shutdown which she is prolonging by her unwillingness to negotiate. Trump was absolutely right in his decision to ground her.
Pelosi reportedly spotted leaving D.C. after overseas trip was cancelled
January 19, 2019
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Even after President Donald Trump canceled military support for her overseas travel plans, citing the ongoing shutdown, it looks like Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is still leaving town.
Citing security concerns, Pelosi reportedly postponed and then canceled a civilian flight to several overseas locations earlier this week. However, the House majority leader was spotted toting her carry-on baggage at Reagan International Airport Friday evening, making it clear that she would be abandoning White House negotiations during the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
Jet-setting DemocratMSNBC’s Garrett Haake was one of the first to spot the House speaker at the airport. She appeared to be accompanied by her staff and security detail.
Later, Fox News’s Peter Doocy reported that Pelosi “appears” to be leaving.
Pelosi was scheduled to lead a congressional delegation to Brussels and Afghanistan. During the stop in Europe, which a Pelosi spokesman said was required “for pilot rest,” the delegation was expected to meet with NATO commanders and U.S. allies “to affirm the United States’ ironclad commitment to the NATO alliance.”
Trump has been an outspoken critic of the NATO alliance, and has blasted European leaders for failing to commit a fair share of resource towards the coalition’s common defense capabilities. Many of these Eurocrats have snubbed the U.S. president in the past, and Pelosi may have wanted to use the opportunity of her visit to further undermine Trump’s attempts to get European nations to fund their own defense.
Next, the Pelosi delegation intended to visit Afghanistan, where Trump recently ordered the withdrawal of about 7,000 U.S. troops, or half of the current garrison. “The purpose of the trip was to express appreciation & thanks to our men & women in uniform for their service & dedication, & to obtain critical national security & intelligence briefings from those on the front lines,” wrote Drew Hammill, the House speaker’s communications director.
Pelosi bails on talksJust hours before Pelosi was due to depart on an Air Force flight for Brussels, Trump canceled the trip, noting that “if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative.” As commander-in-chief, Trump oversees all military aircraft and has the authority to cancel or approve congressional itineraries.
Initially, it was widely reported that the White House canceled Pelosi’s trip as an act of revenge for the House majority leader’s request that Trump cancel his State of the Union address. However, there was no evidence to support this charge, and the president told Pelosi that it would be “better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the Strong Border Security movement to end the Shutdown.”
Currently, more than 800,000 federal government workers have been furloughed while Democrats and Republicans grapple over a requested $5 billion in discretionary spending for parts of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed legislation on Wednesday guaranteeing that the unpaid workers will receive retroactive pay once the shutdown is over.
Get to workBut the shutdown cannot end if Pelosi and other House Democrats are off globe-trotting on a mission to discredit the president’s foreign policy agenda.
When the military air transport was denied to her on Thursday, Pelosi first postponed and then canceled her delegation, arguing that White House leaks made the security situation in Afghanistan too perilous to continue. “We weren’t going to go because we had a report from Afghanistan that the president outing our trip had made the scene on the ground much more dangerous because it’s just a signal to the bad actors that we’re coming. You never give advance notice of going into a battle area. You just never do,” Pelosi said.
However, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders strongly deniedthat allegation, arguing, “It’s unbecoming of the speaker to make that type of accusation.”
Another unnamed White House official dismissed the idea that the administration endangered the delegation. “When the speaker of the House and about 20 others from Capitol Hill decide to book their own commercial flights to Afghanistan, the world is going to find out,” the official said. “The idea we would leak anything that would put the safety and security of any American at risk is a flat-out lie.”
Trump is expected to make a “major announcement” sometime Saturday afternoon. Some observers have speculated that the president plans to make Democrats an offer on the border wall, hoping to revive the stalled talks.
21 Ways the Devil Is Using the Democratic Party to Destroy America
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., poses with most of the House Democratic women. (REUTERS/Leah Millis)"Be sober and watchful, because your adversary the devil walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Pet. 5:8).
I lived in the D.C. area for 24 years, worked directly across from the White House and taught the Bible weekly to 2000 young people 10 minutes away.
Positioned in the heart of the capital, we prayed for the government each meeting (1 Tim. 2:1-4), convinced of our call to "... stand against the schemes of the devil. For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places" (Eph. 6:11b-12).
On our watch, we witnessed the exposure and removal of a president and vice president for the first time in U.S. history.
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The time has come to acknowledge spiritual realities: the devil is using the Democratic Party to try to destroy America. If we don't awaken, our children will soon awaken in a nation unrecognizable to us today.
Thanking the Devil
Actor Christian Bale, a Democrat activist and stepson of feminist Gloria Steinem, recently gave thanks to Satan for helping him win his Golden Globe award for his role in Vice, destroying the reputation of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
In C.S. Lewis' classic Screwtape Letters, novice demon Wormwood likewise thanked his Satanic life coach for teaching him how to deceive unsuspecting humans.
His diabolical advice: "... the safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts ..."
While there is no perfect party or politician, God-fearing Americans are asking if the time has come to say "sayonara" to the Democratic Party as it morphs into a European secularist and socialistic entity.
It has become increasingly leftist and anti-capitalist in its pursuit of "social justice" and "income equality." It's not the fringe or a few factions who believe they must aggressively remove "outdated" policies and "unenlightened" politicians hindering those they deem as the "disadvantaged."
They believe man is not sinful but basically good, and by wealth distribution, freedom from repressive religion and by "progressive" education, we'll enjoy utopia. They dismiss the wisdom of Nobel laureate Frederick Hayek, author of The Fatal Conceit, "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to man how little they really know about what they imagine they can design."
Recall the sincere but misguided socialist experiment of Governor William Bradford with the Pilgrims in pooling their harvest together but discovering there were slackers trying to live off the labors of others. He quickly exposed their laziness and apportioned each a plot of land to work and reap the fruit of his individual labor. This rescued them and incentivized them, resulting in productivity and success.
Exposing Dangerous Delusion
The Democratic Party's socialistic economic initiatives are taking root, especially among Millennials. They're woefully uneducated on its tenets and the devastation it has brought hundreds of millions in history. They're seduced by lofty yet unrealistic promises and lured by charismatic politicians often going unchallenged by the sympathetic anti-Trump media.
A current example is their "Green New Deal":
Our already $22 trillion debt would quickly explode from this delusional scheme, devastating millions, collapse our economy and result in rioting like in Venezuela.
Do you know that in his Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx said the "progressive income tax" imposed by the governing elite was a "despotic inroad on the rights of property" requiring the Communist revolution?
Are you ready for the government to confiscate your savings and property upon death instead of you bequeathing them to your family?
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the availability of total healthcare—primary, specialty, pediatric, OB-GYN, geriatric and mental—for all 9.5 million residents including 300,000 illegal immigrants, 600,000 uninsured and anyone with pre-existing conditions. Simply call a 311 number. He proposes the government assume authority over everyone's property; universal free pre-K childcare and marijuana legalization.
Additionally, Governor Cuomo and Hillary Clinton propose the "Reproductive Health Act" be enacted immediately to codify abortion guaranteed up until birth.
Presidential hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are both avowed socialists. California Senator Kamala Harris is announcing her candidacy, having gained notoriety for arrogant behavior at the Kavanaugh hearing, along with forcefully assaulting a judicial nominee simply because he's a member of the 2-million strong,136-year-old Catholic "Knights of Columbus."
Once Marginal, Now Mainstream
My parents were Democrats, and I grew up as a boy having a positive view of Presidents Truman and Kennedy. I was shocked and saddened when I later discovered the history of the Democratic Party as the party of slavery, secession and segregation. As I've watched the ascent of extremism, socialism and godless secularism in its ranks, I'm alarmed with millions of patriotic Americans at the trajectory of its politicians, policies and platform—attractive on the surface but dangerous in their outworking.
House Speaker Pelosi stated in USA Today (Jan. 3, 2019) the top two "generational challenges of our time are reducing income disparity and combating the climate crises." While we should all strive to be good stewards of the environment, we must be discerning not to succumb to hysteria based not on scientific empirical evidence but from Al Gore's theories and disproven myths catapulting him to multimillionaire status.
21 Areas Reveal Democratic Party Positions
1. Radical redistribution of wealth.
2. Aggressive climate-change initiatives.
3. Complete takeover of health care by federal government plus inclusion of all illegal immigrants.
4. Open immigration policy with full acceptance of all children and relatives; no border "walls", entrance requirements, e-verify or penalties for those refusing deportation; disregarding the rule of law and full support for "sanctuary cities"; neglecting national security and allowing George Soros-funded anarchy to "crash" our immigration system.
5. Government control over corporate profits.
6. Progressive taxes on the upper middle class and above.
7. Legalization of recreational marijuana.
8. Implementation of comprehensive LGBTQ agenda—including indoctrination of children in schools, transgender initiatives, gender reassignment surgery and removal of any "sexual discrimination" in the workplace and schools, disregarding conscience objections.
9. Taxpayer abortion on demand until birth, with full funding of Planned Parenthood.
10. Major defense spending cuts with money redistributed to entitlements.
11. Comprehensive gun control.
12. Liberal, not originalist, judges on the Supreme Court and federal courts.
13. Alignment and support for radical feminist agenda and marches.
14. Increased censorship of "hateful" conservative thought on social media.
15. Liberalized voting standards to include fraudulent practices and everyone the Party deems as "disenfranchised".
16. Partnership with Palestinians.
17. Alignment with United Nations and European Union transnationalism initiatives promoting "One World" globalism rather than nationalism with international cooperation.
18. Euthanasia/physician-assisted suicide.
19. Taxpayer-funded childcare and college tuition.
20. Elimination of the Electoral College.
21. Reestablishing of Iranian "nuclear deal" alongside increased protection for Islamic "rights" in America and abroad at the expense of Israel's safety.
Warning and Wake-Up Call
Without a desperately needed spiritual awakening, America is on a dangerous slope. Millions must recognize how the enemy is using the Democratic Party with its seductive, totally unrealistic, godless vision for America. It is totally foreign to that of our Founding Fathers and 242-year heritage.
The brutal reality is that the Democratic Party is not the one of even a generation ago. It has become radicalized; hostile to biblical values and religious freedoms; disrespectful to individuals and institutions; unashamed in using profanities and employing intimidation in the media and public square; increasingly irrational, lawless, dishonest, hypocritical, corrupt, and mean-spirited (remember the Brett Kavanaugh hearing?); and finally, flippant in dismissing "due process" and our two foundational societal pillars of the sanctity of human life alongside the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman.
Here's the deal: As we've watched the difficult-to-believe destruction of the 108-year-old Boy Scouts of America because the organization capitulated to forces the Democratic Party championed, let us consecrate ourselves at this defining time to intercession, gospel proclamation, "salt and light" activism and courageous, uncompromising obedience to God.
Extraordinary circumstances require extraordinary measures. "Therefore, 'Come out from among them and be separate,' says the Lord. 'Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty'" (2 Cor. 6:17-18).
The devil is a defeated foe and no matter how destructive his influence is at this critical time, remember, "The earth belongs to the Lord, and its fullness, the world, and those who dwell in it" (Ps. 24:1).
May God bless the United States of America as we pray and communicate that we must return to Him and His ways, upon which our nation was founded and as a result, is the most blessed and prosperous nation on earth.
Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy advisor with Liberty Counsel. His new, innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). Hear his weekly podcast here.
A Major Sex Scandal Just Destroyed A Top Democrat Presidential Contender
The 2020 race is underway.
And one top Democrat thought their performance in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings was their ticket to the White House.
But now this major sex scandal just put their career on the rocks.
California Senator Kamala Harris is expected to be one of the leading Democrat contenders for the 2020 nomination.
As a black woman, she is the dream candidate for a party hung up on identity politics and racial and gender grievances.
Harris believed her aggressive posture in the Brett Kavanaugh hearings was a star performance and would elevate her above what could be as many as 30 other candidates.
However, Harris has a big problem on her hands.
It turns out she had an accused sexual harasser operating right under her nose.
Larry Wallace worked as the director of the Division of Law Enforcement under Harris when she was California’s, Attorney General.
In 2016, Danielle Hartley filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Wallace.
It was settled in 2017 when Harris had moved onto the Senate and had installed Wallace as one of her top advisors.
Hartley’s lawsuit described a period of time where Wallace allegedly harassed her, including asking her to replace office equipment so he could watch her bend over.
“This included Wallace placing his printer underneath his desk on the floor and ordering Hartley to put paper in [his] printer or replace the ink on a daily basis,” Hartley’s lawsuit alleged. “Hartley requested that the printer be moved to another location so she would not have to bend down on her knees under the desk in her dresses and skirts, but Wallace refused.”
Harris claimed that as soon as she was made aware of the lawsuit and settlement that she demanded and accepted Wallace’s resignation.
“We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,” Lily Adams, a spokesperson for Harris, said in a statement. “This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator and she accepted it.”
Harris tried to position herself as a champion of the MeToo movement.
But it turned out she had an alleged harasser working right under her nose for years.
In the upcoming Democrat presidential primary, candidates will be judged not only on their policy records but for their commitment to “social justice.”
Democrat primary voters will examine every aspect of their lives under a microscope to weed out any “problematic” candidates.
Harris employing Wallace for years while he allegedly harassed a female co-worker is a strike against her.
And her opponents are sure to use it against her too.
With so many candidates in the race, lower profile candidates will be searching around for targets like Harris to punch up at.
Leveling blistering criticism at Harris for keeping an alleged harasser on staff could give less-known candidates much needed media oxygen and relevance in the race.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.
Billionaire Tom Steyer uses violent language in call to ‘crush’ GOP politicians
December 12, 2018
by Jerry McCormick
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One of the names from the private sector, Tom Steyer, that may toss his hat into the presidential election had some curious words to say about conservatives and Republicans in office.
While giving a speech on climate change in front of a bunch of his elitist Ivy League friends, Steyer announced, “The time for politeness is over.”
As for anyone who might get in the way of the liberal efforts on climate change, he went on to use phrases like “kick their ass” and “crush these people,” which have many concerned that his tone and verbiage could create more animosity and attacks against conservatives.
Another Presidential HopefulSteyer is a man with deep pockets and a liberal ideology.
That being the case, he thinks everything he believes is right. Anyone not on the same page is wrong.
This particular speech was given at 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Poland.
No CompromiseThe one steady message throughout Steyer’s speech was that compromise on climate change is not an option.
He believes conservatives are incapable of compromise.
Rather than try to find some common ground that everyone can agree on, he would rather go to war, so to speak.
This violent theme seems to be becoming more common in the Democrat party these days.
High-profile liberals get everyone riled up, then step to the side to watch the fallout of their words.
Then, when something violent does happen, they pretend they never said anything or say someone was taking their words out of context.
While it is unclear at this point if Steyer is actually going to take a run at the White House, his recent actions seem to point in that direction.
He is making more and more appearances and speeches, apparently trying to perfect his rhetoric before he gets on the big stage.
His candidacy, however, if it happens, would present Democrats with quite a conundrum.
How do you get behind a private sector businessman as your candidate when you were so critical of Donald Trump, who fit the same profile?
California Dem Party Chairman Accused of Assault, Sexual Harassment
By Jack Davis
November 26, 2018 at 6:03pm
The chairman of California’s Democratic Party is being accused of sexual harassment and assault, according to new reports.
According to The Washington Post, Daraka Larimore-Hall, the state party’s vice chairman, has called for the removal of chairman Eric Bauman after hearing allegations from employees that they were sexually harassed and sexually assaulted by Bauman.
Larimore-Hall said he “initiated the formal process of calling for Bauman to be ousted.”
The accusers are “brave souls (who) have come forward, they have been joined by others with similar stories and experience,” said Larimore-Hall, who called the accusations “credible, corroborated and utterly heart-breaking.”
Bauman, the first openly gay chairman of California’s Democrats, issued a statement in response to the Post story, the Sacramento Bee reported.
“I take seriously any allegation brought forward by anyone who believes they have been caused pain,” Bauman said. “To that end, a prompt, thorough and independent investigation of the allegations has been undertaken by a respected outside investigator, ensuring these individuals making the charges are treated with respect and free from any concerns of retaliation.”
“I look forward to putting these allegations behind us and moving forward as unified Democrats,” he added.
Larrimore-Hall, however, said that he has spoken with individuals who say they were harassed.
“I believe the victims. Their stories illustrate a clear and escalating pattern of Chairman Bauman’s horrific and dehumanizing behavior,” Larimore-Hall wrote in a statement.
“This is unacceptable for a political organization dedicated to feminism, human rights and just working conditions. Our activists and voters look to us as a force for social change, and we must embody the values we fight for in society,” he wrote.
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The women’s caucus of the California Democrats did not pick a side in a statement it released on its Facebook page.
“The California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus believes that each and all of us — especially elected party leaders — must create a culture of dignity and respect and use our powers to fight harassment, discrimination, bullying, and abuse,” the statement said. “We support victims coming forward with a path to justice, due process, and transparency so that our party can do the hard work of building a culture of respect and equity for all.”
However, Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna said it was time for Bauman to go.
“The allegations of sexual assault that @DarakaKenric is filing against @EricBauman are shocking. CalDems should replace him with @mldauber who is one of the nation’s foremost scholars on sexual harassment & led the Persky recall campaign. We need a bold feminist to lead for 2020,” Khanna tweeted.
Brandon Straka - "I am kicking off the #WalkAway campaign by releasing my video about why I am walking away from liberalism and the Democratic Party."
This Murder Turned Bill Clinton’s Political World Upside Down
Bill Clinton and his allies are no strangers to scandal.
But this time they could not escape the fallout.
That’s because this murder turned one Bill Clinton ally’s world upside down.
Bill Clinton Ally Ends His Political CareerRahm Emanuel was one of Bill Clinton’s top allies and had served in his administration.
Emanuel later won a seat in Congress representing a Chicago area district.
He also worked in Barack Obama’s White House as Chief of Staff.
Emanuel topped off his career by winning two terms to serve as Mayor of Chicago.
However, his career is over.
And it’s all because of one murder.
Emanuel Calls It QuitsEmanuel stunned pundits by saying he would not seek a third term as mayor.
“As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, I’ve decided not to seek re-election,” he said. “This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime.”
“For the last seven and a half years I’ve given my all every day and left everything on the field. This commitment has required significant sacrifice all around. … We have more to do and from now until then, we will do everything in our power to get it done and walk out the door hopefully leaving Chicago and Chicagoans in a better place,” he finished.
He was expected to seek re-election.
But he saw that his path to victory was closed.
Emanuel’s Decision Changed By One MurderIn 2015, a police officer allegedly murdered 15-year-old Laquan McDonald.
A jury found the officer not guilty.
But that did not quiet the critics.
Critics blamed Emanuel for withholding the dash cam video that had recorded the shooting.
The city did not make it public until after Emanuel’s election in 2015.
Because the shooting had happened at the height of the racist Black Lives Matter movement, critics believe Emanuel buried the tape because it would have cost him the election.
Emanuel’s recent polling showed he had crashed.
He spoke with both Obama and Clinton before deciding not to run for re-election.
What This Means for the FuturePundits claimed Emanuel was a moderate.
In 2006, Emanuel found Democrats willing to run for Congress who could lie to voters about being pro-life and pro-gun.
These Democrats voted with Nancy Pelosi but talked conservative at home.
That’s why the press called Emanuel the force behind the Democrats 2006 sweep into power.
But now Democrat voters want 100 percent left-wingers.
The far-left will win up to eight new seats on the city council.
They push for new taxes, welfare programs, and union benefits.
Democrats tossed aside any attempt to pretend to be moderate.
The Democrat Party of Bill Clinton is dead.
The lunatic left dominates the party.
This could impact 2020.
Democrat voters across the country could hand the nomination to a fringe candidate.
This tide has already washed away Rahm Emanuel’s career.
And Democrats commitment to identity politics could sink the party again in 2020.
We will keep you up to date on any new details in this story.
Daughter of Lifelong Democrat City Elections Chief Charged in Massive Fraud Scandal
BY EVIE FORDHAM
JULY 13, 2018 AT 2:36PM
A longtime Philadelphia city employee was sentenced to nearly seven years in federal prison on Thursday for siphoning over $2 million from the public mental health clinic she ran.
Renee Tartaglione, 63, was convicted of 53 counts of conspiracy, fraud, theft and tax crimes on June 23, 2017.
She is the daughter of former Philadelphia city elections chief Marge Tartaglione, according to NBC 10.
Her sister is long-serving Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Christine Tartaglione.
Tartaglione drained money from the nonprofit Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic by charging excessive rent after moving the organization to buildings she owned.
She and other employees, including members of the politically connected Acosta family, also accepted exorbitant checks for work they did not do, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tartaglione used the money for home renovations, a speedboat and even $14,000 worth of curtains and blinds between 2007 and 2012, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tartaglione’s husband, Carlos Matos, helped her run the mental health clinic.
Matos, who is currently a Philadelphia ward leader, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for bribery in 2007, but he has not been indicted for any charges related to the clinic.
The clinic case brought down two members of the Acosta family.
Former Philadelphia ward leader Sandy Acosta and her daughter, former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Leslie Acosta, became government witnesses against Tartaglione.
Leslie Acosta was sentenced to seven months in prison earlier in July, and Sandy Acosta will be sentenced later in the summer, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Acostas said they turned over the money from the checks they cashed to Tartaglione while she was president of the clinic, reported the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Tartaglione will have to pay more than $4.7 million in financial penalties for her crimes.
Fake News: A Week On The Media’s Yellow Brick Road
Jun 24, 2018
Read More Articles by Marilyn M Barnewall8:53 AM – Jun 23, 2018 From Sarah Huckabee Sanders to All of Us:
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
The telephone number for the Red Hen Restaurant (and it is definitely red) is 540-464-4401. Their email address was firstname.lastname@example.org but they have closed it down for now. It is located at 11 E. Washington St | Lexington, VA24450. What the owner of the Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, did to Sarah was so exemplary of typical liberal respect for divergent views and compassion… I may be going to DC. Maybe I’ll call from a pay phone and make a reservation.
They are doing their best to tear us apart. In many ways, they are succeeding. Mostly they appear to be losing more ground than they are gaining.
From the long ago day of the original plan to establish a socialist world government, the same tactic has worked and is used over and over again: Divide the population into racial, religious, economic, political, social, and income groups. Then divide those groups into more opposing groups by identifying division within the already divided.
They know that united we stand and divided we fall and they win. Many of the tactics they use to divide us are found in the news they create and sell to the very people who are their targets: Us. For example:
This Week’s “News”
“Wah, Wah,” the two-year old infant cried – according to Time Magazine, Joe Scarborough at MSNBC and 90 percent of the other pretend journalists who, in the great liberal tradition of accusing the other guy of what they are doing, called President Trump a Nazi, a child abuser, a child trafficker, and a variety of other utterly noxious insults and lies.
The child was portrayed to the public by the media as having been separated from its mother… a story designed to tear at the heart strings of women. It was totally fabricated; a lie.
Another story said an infant was ripped from the arms of its nursing mother (also a lie). It’s amazing Time didn’t put the picture of a large breast with a baby’s mouth open and seeking to suckle on its cover. Of course, Donald Trump would be laughing somewhere in the background.
Time Magazine can be reached at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, 10020-1393 or Time Customer Service, P.O. Box 62120, Tampa, FL 33662-2120. For MSNBC contacts: Mr. John Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, MSNBC, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052.
Most thinking people are sick of the lies and that it is day-by-day lowering the size of the Democrats’ expected big, blue wave in November elections. I think even the non-thinking are sick of it , too. The mentally unstable? Not yet.
But the two-year old crying infant, Yanella, cried for reasons other than those portrayed by the media… the same media that doesn’t understand why the public doesn’t trust it. We don’t trust it because it is untrustworthy. It makes up stories that suit its political ideologies rather than writing actual news.
The Time Magazine cover shows the two-year old female infant standing – looking helpless but curious – in front of the tall President Trump. Time chose a red-backed cover (suggesting confrontation).
Time admits it got the story wrong but believes its lying cover is justified because it brought attention to illegal alien children being separated from their illegal alien parents (all of whom have violated American laws and are deserving of far more sympathy than American children living in poverty). What Time is saying is that it is okay to lie to you if it gets your attention. Remember that.
The two-year old – Yanella – is a migrant from Honduras and her father says his daughter was never separated from her mother after being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol. Though she has become the face of the “separating children from family” anti-Trump news coverage, the two-year old was, according to her father, never separated from her mother.
Instead, he says, his daughter and her mother are together in U.S. custody at “a family residential center in Texas.” The mother was deported for illegal entry into the U.S. in 2013 – a repeat offender – and the father, Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, told the UK Daily Mail that his wife, Sandra, took their daughter on the dangerous journey after paying a coyote $6,000 to escort them. Sandra says she has always wanted to experience “the American dream” and hoped to find a good job in the States… not a valid reason to be granted asylum (and if she can afford to pay a coyote $6,000, she can afford to go home).
All of the people who read a newspaper, listen to television news or read magazines had to tolerate media lies about this noxious nonsense for an entire week so liberals could satisfy their huge egos by trying to make Donald Trump look bad. I don’t know how long it’s going to take them to figure out it’s not Donald Trump who looks bad.
Trying to find equally noxious stories about former President Barrack Hussein Obama yields little media input – even though they wouldn’t have to lie about abuses.
A recently-settled lawsuit against the government was filed by an illegal Mexican alien “John Doe.” Obama, the media’s hero, actually presided over an administration that did far worse than anything they imagined and presented as news about President Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart, the lawsuit charges that Obama’s administration abused migrant youths as young as 14 who were tied up, left naked in solitary confinement, and were denied health treatment while being held at a juvenile detention center in Virginia in 2015 and 2016.
The interesting thing about lies is they always come back and bit you in the butt. It used to be that by the time truth got out of bed, lies had already traveled the world. Today’s technology has changed that. The Democrats and the Democrat-owned media haven’t figured that out yet.
Click on the lawsuit link above and read it. The lawsuit was settled in January.
Another “News” Story From Last Week:
Pee-tah as in Fonda. Talk about a nothing burger with no fries. If we ever needed more evidence of the Satanic grip on Hollywood, he provided it. Anyone who can imagine the things he said is sick… actually, evil. The evidence link includes the response of conservative actor James Woods who provides Fonda’s actual Tweets.
Pee-tah (has he made a movie since Easy Rider?) said that President Donald Trump’s 12-year old son, Barron, should be kidnapped and locked in a cage with pedophiles.
He thinks Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen should beaten and raped in public. He called for Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ children to be taken from her.
Pee-tah believes Customs agents (ICE), Border Patrol members and their children should be stalked and harassed and suggests hacking government computers to get ICE agent home addresses so “they” can surround them in protest. He wants to find out what schools their children go to and surround the schools in protest. Obviously, this is not about children… it’s about Pee-tah’s dreams of pedophilia, rape, kidnapping, hacking – all suggestive of power need dreams.
I thank God for Melania Trump’s cool head and her call to the Secret Service. In most jurisdictions it is against the law to threaten a minor and criminal charges should be filed. Fonda will say he only suggested Barron be kidnapped and locked in a cage with pedophiles but the fact that he had thoughts of what should be done to the boy after he was kidnapped implies a plan rather than a suggestion.
The FBI will probably have trouble with that concept… they cannot determine the difference between bias and a plan.
The media calls it “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” I call it “Fear of Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Those who have been getting away with their totally amoral, malignant lifestyles and who are public figures imposing their sick thoughts on the rest of us are terrified of Donald Trump. They should be. I wish I could give you an address for this maniac but it’s unavailable. Maybe one of those old Hollywood maps sold to tourists?
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Another “News” Story:
Poor Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson couldn’t even eat a taco in privacy. Allison Hrabar, a Department of Justice employee (the DOJ, you heard me right) verbally attacked the Homeland Security Secretary as she tried to grab a bite to eat at a Washington, D.C. Mexican food restaurant. Sheer irony… Mexican food.
Allison Hrabar is employed by the Department of Justice as a paralegal. If Attorney General Jeff Sessions allows this maniac to continue working for the DOJ it will squelch any doubts anyone has as to his qualification to serve as Attorney General because the mob that attacked Secretary Nielsen and her husband at that restaurant were filled with rage and appeared unable to control themselves. The U.S. Department of Justice address is 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001. The DOJ telephone number is (202) 514-2000. It’s always a good idea to be polite – unless you were raised by the Hrabar family.
Hrabar’s Twitter address is @allisongeroi. I tell you that not to encourage you to contact her (in fact I think you should ignore her). I merely want to point out that the word “geroi” (at the end of her address) means “hero” in Russian. It suggests Hrabar may go beyond socialist to communist in her beliefs.
I wonder if being a socialist is required to be employed by the DOJ?
Ms. Hrabar is evidently part of a group called Democratic Socialists of America and several members of the group shouted obscenities at Nielsen and her husband while the couple sat quietly at a table. The couple left without dinner to avoid further incident.
Feeling good about her inane behavior, Hrabar went on Twitter to share her excitement about the confrontation. When contacted by The Washington Examiner on Wednesday, Hrabar defended her attack against Nielsen saying she was exercising her First Amendment rights.
Maybe that’s the way they do things in her home town of Tucson… or at Swarthmore College which charges $50,822 a year to graduate mental midgets like this one. This is a good example of a child who was allowed to grow but not mature. There is a difference in being raised and just being allowed to “grow.”
Finally We Have Christopher Wray “News”:
The much heralded Inspector General’s 548 page report finally made its way to Congress and close behind was an appearance by FBI Director (since August 2, 2017) Christopher Wray. The link provides his opening statement to Congress.
It was a disappointing Q&A session with James Comey’s replacement. Wray can be reached at FBI Headquarters, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20535-0001. The Bureau’s telephone number is (202) 324-3000.
Wray was born in New York City and graduated from Yale University in 1989 and got his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992. Wray worked alongside James Comey and former FBI director Robert Mueller at the Justice Department during his time with the FBI.
Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2003 as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Criminal Division. Thus, it is only logical to wonder if he is also a member of Yale’s Skull and Bones. According to the Bible Believers list of members, he is not… but it is known that Skull and Boners support one another.
Here are two links to Congressman Trey Gowdy (first link, second link) questioning the Inspector General about his investigation which basically said a lot of policy violations occurred but there was no solid evidence of bias. (Talk about the blind leading the blind.)
Christopher Wray grabbed onto the Inspector General’s opinion that there was no solid evidence of FBI bias like it was a lifeline. Here is Congressman Jim Jordan interviewing FBI Director Wray… who perceives he has a small problem at the FBI which can be solved with sensitivity training. Wray’s performance exemplifies why the FBI is incompetent to investigate its self.
The FBI’s problems are far from small and they are far from over. Indeed, they are just beginning.
The chaos is largely created for the specific reason of dividing Americans from one another – it’s easier for them to exert power over numerous small groups than one large group. Rather than let them divide us, laugh at it and let it unite us. That people can behave so stupidly is either a reflection of their lack of intelligence, their insanity, or their treasonous treachery.
We need to beware, but we also need to unify against the evil of the monsters that create chaos for the purpose of dividing us.
© 2018 Marilyn M. Barnewall – All Rights Reserved
Judge: Wasserman Schultz Election Tainted By Illegal Ballot Destruction
Scandal follows former DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz wherever she goes. It turns out that her involvement in “rigging” the Democratic primaries for her girl, Hillary Clinton, may not have been her only act of wrongdoing in the 2016 election season.
Wasserman Schultz herself had an election to win that year, and she even had to overcome a primary challenge from Tim Canova. Though she won that election handily, Canova was convinced that there was something fishy about the results. Last year, he filed to see the paper ballots from the election. Election officials did not comply. Later, Elections Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would be happy to meet his demands; he would just have to fork over a measly $72,000 to pay for the production of the requested records.
Canova sued…and at some time after his lawsuit was filed, Snipes took the extraordinary step of actually destroying the very ballots he was requesting.
This is what we learned from a Florida Circuit Court hearing this week, where Judge Raag Singhal condemned Snipes and her office of violating the law by destroying ballots. Singhal said that the law requires that ballots be kept for a period no shorter than 22 months; Snipes destroyed them in just 12. Singhal said that Snipes was further in error because of the lawsuit requesting the ballots. Once that suit was filed, he said, only a court order should have allowed for the destruction of the ballots.
Snipes, the Judge said, “has not presented any evidence refuting that the public records sought were destroyed while this case was pending before the court.”
Instead of presenting that evidence, Snipes relied on an excuse – she didn’t intentionally destroy the ballots; they were simply in boxes marked incorrectly. Those boxes were put out with the trash by mistake.
The judge said it didn’t really matter one way or the other.
“Defendant’s lack of intent to destroy evidence while this case was pending is irrelevant,” he concluded.
As for Canova, whose lawsuit triggered the destruction of the ballots, he thinks there’s one clear path forward as it pertains to Snipes’ job.
“I think dismissal is an appropriate remedy,” Canova said.
He is challenging Wasserman Schultz as an independent candidate this year. Win or lose, we predict he’ll at least have a better shot at a fair election.
Journalists shower Hillary Clinton with campaign cashFar fewer making contributions to Donald Trump, analysis shows
By Dave LevinthalMichael Beckel
12:00 pm, October 17, 2016 Updated: 2:17 pm, October 18, 2016
New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, a newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner, spent the Republican National Convention pen-pricking presidential nominee Donald Trump as a misogynist shyster running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign.”
What Nussbaum didn’t disclose in her dispatches: she contributed $250 to Democrat Hillary Clinton in April.
On the nation’s left coast, Les Waldron, an Emmy Award-winning assignment editor at television station KFMB, the CBS affiliate in San Diego, swung right in July, shooting $28 to Trump.
And Carole Simpson, a former ABC “World News Tonight” anchor who in 1992 became the first African-American woman to moderate a presidential debate, is not moderate about her personal politics: the current Emerson College distinguished journalist-in-residence and regular TV news guest has givenClinton $2,800.
Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed.
But during this decidedly unconventional election season, during which “the media” has itself become a prominent storyline, several hundred news professionals have aligned themselves with Clinton or Trump by personally donating money to one or the other.
In all, people identified in federal campaign finance filings as journalists, reporters, news editors or television news anchors — as well as other donors known to be working in journalism — have combined to give more than $396,000 to the presidential campaigns of Clinton and Trump, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis.
Nearly all of that money — more than 96 percent — has benefited Clinton: About 430 people who work in journalism have, through August, combined to give about $382,000 to the Democratic nominee, the Center for Public Integrity’s analysis indicates.
About 50 identifiable journalists have combined to give about $14,000 to Trump. (Talk radio ideologues, paid TV pundits and the like — think former Trump campaign manager-turned-CNN commentator Corey Lewandowski — are not included in the tally.)
Generally, the law obligates federal candidates only to disclose the names of people making contributions of more than $200 during a single election cycle, along with their addresses and employer and occupation. That means it’s likely that many more journalists have given the Clinton or Trump campaigns cash, but in amounts too small to trigger reporting requirements.
Together, these journalist-donors work for news organizations great and small, from The New York Times to sleepy, small-town dailies. While many of them don’t primarily edit or report on political news, some do...(Read More...)
Nashville mayor who had affair with bodyguard resigns after pleading guilty to criminal theft
She lost her job as mayor of Nashville, had her rising reputation damaged by a messy two-year affair with her bodyguard and pleaded guilty to theft. But at least Megan Barry has a really good mug shot.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry resigned from her post after admitting to a 2-year-long affair with her bodyguard. She pleaded guilty to misappropriating city funds. (Metro Nashville Police Department)
The telegenic former chief executive of country music’s hometown was booked Tuesday before she pleaded guilty to misappropriating more than $10,000 in city funds to carry on her scandalous affair with Robert Forrest, who supervised the mayor’s security detail. Barry, 54, announced her resignation soon after.
"While my time as your mayor concludes today, my unwavering love and sincere affection for this wonderful city and its great people shall never come to an end," an emotional Barry said as she resigned.
She concluded: “God bless this wonderful city. I love you Nashville.”
Earlier Tuesday, Barry agreed to reimburse the city $11,000 in restitution, and serve three years of probation after pleading guilty to criminal theft.
"Thank you judge," she said after entering the plea in a Nashville courtroom. "I appreciate you."
In an unusual move, District Attorney Glenn Funk handled the case personally, the Tennessean reported. He said that “had this case gone to trial, witnesses are available who would testify that in March 2016 and January 2018 Megan Barry caused over $10G but less than $60G in Metro Nashville city funds to be expended unlawfully on Mr. Robert Forrest.”
Barry was seen a rising star among Democrats until her admission of the affair with Forrest derailed her first term in office. She became mayor in September 2015.
In a separate court proceeding Tuesday, Forrest also pleaded guilty to criminal theft in connection with the affair.
He agreed to pay $45,000 restitution to the city, the Tennessean reported. He was also ordered to served three years probation.
NUDE PHOTOS FOUND ON PHONE OF NASHVILLE MAYOR'S EX-LOVER, INVESTIGATORS SAY
Barry's departure elevated Vice Mayor David Briley to the job and he was sworn in on Tuesday. Briley, a Democrat like his predecessor, promised transparency and said he would work to earn back the public's trust.
Barry admitted to the affair Jan. 31. At the time she vowed to remain in office.
“I know that God will forgive me but Nashville doesn’t have to,” she said then.
Megan Barry admitted to having an extramarital affair with the former head of her security detail, Sgt. Robert Forrest, left, when she was mayor of Nashville. (Fox 17)
With her resignation on Tuesday, Barry is the first mayor in Nashville to leave office before the end of their term in nearly a century.
The revelation of the affair led to an internal investigation, which found probable cause that a nude photo and partially nude photo of a woman found on Forrest's work cellphone were taken while he was working and the two were engaging in their relationship while he was on duty.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation did not identify the woman in the photos and Barry has said that if the photos are of her, they were taken without her knowledge or permission.
Metro Nashville Police records show Forrest's overtime more than doubled in the budget year after Barry was elected in September 2015. Barry said the affair began in spring 2016, an affidavit said.
Barry has not said when the affair ended, only that it's over. Her husband, a college professor, has tweeted in support of her since the scandal broke.
Mug shot for former Nashville cop Robert Forrest. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
Forrest, who had spent more than 31 years with Metro Nashville Police and supervised the mayor's security detail over three administrations, has retired. His wife is divorcing him.
LAW FIRM SELECTED TO INVESTIGATE NASHVILLE MAYOR'S USE OF PUBLIC MONEY DURING AFFAIR
A special committee of Nashville city council members was also probing Barry and Forrest's travel and overtime expenses.
In addition, a group of local activists has filed an ethics complaint against Barry. They claim that her relationship with Forrest compromised her in making decisions related to law enforcement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Nancy Pelosi Heckled At Town Hall While Criticizing Tax Reform: “How Much Are You Worth Nancy?”
Democrat Leader Arrested in FBI Sting
By Onan Coca January 30, 2018
Hallandale Beach, Florida Mayor Joy Cooper, a Democrat, has been arrested in an FBI sting operation that saw her rack up some pretty serious charges.The mayor faces charges of money laundering, official misconduct, and exceeding limits on campaign contributions. Each of the charges is a 3rd-degree felony, she’s also been charged with soliciting contributions in a government building, which is a first-degree misdemeanor.
From ABC 10:
According to the Broward County state attorney’s office, FBI agents posing as developers and business owners met with Cooper and former attorney and lobbyist Alan Koslow, who pleaded guilty to a federal money-laundering conspiracy charge in a case with the FBI that was part of their “Red Chip” sting operation to target political corruption in South Florida.
Investigator Kate Abrahamsen wrote in the arrest affidavit that Cooper solicited campaign contributions from Koslow that exceeded the legal limit, accepted money that she believed were the proceeds of unlawful activity and falsified campaign treasury reports in September and October of 2012.
Abrahmsen reported Koslow was unaware that the wealthy California land developers seeking political favor for commercial land projects were really undercover FBI agents. He reportedly also set up meetings with Cooper at her home, at the Flash Back Diner, at the Diplomat and handed her 20 checks “from a bunch of Russian names” at a Hallandale Chamber of Commerce event.
In the wake of her arrest, Governor Rick Scott (R-FL) has stepped in and suspended the Mayor, meaning she will not be able to perform any of her public duties until the suspension is over.
“Joy Cooper is prohibited from performing any official act, duty or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; and from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension,” the Governor wrote in his executive order.
Another day, another Democrat hung out to dry for their corruption.
This kind of thing seems to happen a lot… to Democrats.
Report: Huma Abedin may stay married to Weiner… to stay out of prison
January 11, 2018
Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, and convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner, withdrew their divorce suit this week. Some lawyers believe the decision was driven by ulterior motives.
By remaining married, Abedin and Weiner can invoke the spousal privilege to avoid testifying against each other.
Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s aide and protege, came under renewed scrutiny late last year for mishandling classified information.
A recently released trove of State Department emails revealed that the top Clinton aide forwarded sensitive information including passwords to her government laptop. Abedin also sent mail to her Yahoo account at a time when Yahoo was compromised by a series of hacks.
Aide and AbedinIdentical statements from their lawyers on Wednesday cited their desire to protect their 6-year old child by settling outside of court. But there could be another reason, PageSix reports:
But family law expert Michael Stutman said they’d still have to file a divorce settlement in court for it to be legally binding.
Stutman, a prominent Manhattan divorce lawyer who’s not involved in the case, speculated that Weiner and Abedin might want to stay married to invoke spousal immunity.
The PageSix report continues:
Two more leading divorce lawyers agreed that spousal immunity may have been the reason for withdrawing the case.
“He easily could be called in by a grand jury to testify against her, so by dropping the lawsuit, he can exercise the marital privilege,” matrimonial lawyer Suzanne Bracker told The Post.
“When you’re married to someone, you cannot be compelled to testify against them.”
A third attorney, Bonnie Rabin, said the “spousal privilege issue is out there considering the investigations.”
Abedin filed for divorce hours after Weiner pleaded guilty in May to sexting with a minor. Weiner is serving a nearly two-year sentence in a Massachusetts jail.
A political marriagePresident Trump tweeted last week, calling for the Justice Department to investigate Abedin for compromising classified information.
The State Department late last year released thousands of emails found on Weiner’s laptop.
Several of those emails were heavily redacted by the State Department before their release, speaking to the sensitivity of their contents.
The Daily Caller reported that at least one of those emails contained passwords to Abedin’s government laptop.
Abedin seems to be doing a-ok for now, despite allegedly lying to the FBI. The Justice Department recently re-opened the investigation into Clinton’s emails.
Given the history of corruption surrounding the Clintons and their confidants, this news isn’t surprising. To some politicians, marriage is little more than an expedient.
BOMBSHELL Drops About Comey
That’s an assessment from Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, who wrote a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday demanding answers about the handling of memos that Comey wrote following his conversations with President Trump.
Grassley also pointed to past reporting that Comey gave four memos of his conversations with Trump to a friend, Columbia law professor Daniel Richman.
“If it’s true that Professor Richman had four of the seven memos, then in light of the fact that four of the seven memos the Committee reviewed are classified, it would appear that at least one memo the former FBI director gave Professor Richman contained classified information,” Grassley writes.
Source: Daily Caller
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Nancy Pelosi’s super PAC keeps money from child sex trafficking website
December 18, 2017
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With sexual misconduct scandals burning through Washington, one would think members of Congress would be walking on eggshells to avoid being caught up in the mess. But new information about former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) shows that she’s profiting, at least politically, from something arguably even worse.
Documents revealed on Sunday show that Nancy Pelosi’s SuperPAC received massive donations from a website dealing in child sex trafficking – and it’s refusing to return the money.
Pelosi Profits from Child VictimsIn 2016, Kamala Harris, then-attorney general of California, broughtfelony charges against the owners of Backpage.com, a classified ad clearinghouse similar to Craigslist. Its owners were under fire for allowing ads for sex trafficking and prostitution — including that of children — in their “adult services” section.
The result of a bipartisan Senate investigation was an acknowledgmentthat Backpage “knowingly sold ads to pimps who coerced minors into prostitution,” and site was subsequently forced to remove its “adult services” section. But that didn’t stop the rest of the site from remaining a “hub” for the sex trade.
The Washington Times reports that police in Detroit arrested two men who were using the site to run an underage prostitution ring last week, and a Chicago man was arrested in June after using Backpage to sell a 16-year-old girl, who was later killed by a “client.”
Allowing these crimes have proven very profitable for the site’s owners, however. According to the charges against the two owners and two additional shareholders, Backpage makes $2.5 million per month in California alone — and the site’s owners use that money to back big-time Dem politicians.
It seems that the Democrats aren’t concerned about where that money comes from, however. One of the men who runs Backpage, James Larkin, sent $10,000 to Nancy Pelosi’s SuperPAC, House Majority PAC, in October 2016, and the group says it doesn’t plan to return the money.
Little ResponseThe PAC’s executive director, Charlie Kelly, told the Times that they couldn’t return the money: it’s already been spent.
“The contribution from James Larkin was received and spent during the 2016 election cycle. The allegations against Larkin are reprehensible, and [House Majority PAC] will not accept any future contributions from Larkin or his associates at Backpage.com,” Kelley said.
Further, Pelosi’s aide claims that the congresswoman “had no role in [Larkin’s] contribution” and “did not solicit this donation.”
Still, Pelosi has also made no comment about whether she will ask her SuperPAC to return the money — which it unarguably should do.
Pelosi Isn’t the Only OneThough Harris brought charges against Backpage’s owners, she herself was the recipient of the profits from child trafficking during her recent run for Senate. According to the Times, the site’s owners and their wives have contributed approximately $100,000 to specific Democrat candidates, and another $95,000 to the Democratic party itself since 2010.
Arizona and New Mexico’s Democratic Party organizations also received money from Backpage – but they also say the money has been spent.
Arizona Republican Party spokesperson Torunn Sinclair has said that this excuse is “absurd and disgusting.”
“They obviously have the cash to return this dirty money,” she told the Times. “They just don’t want to return it.”
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Former Florida Democratic Congresswoman sentenced for ‘sham charity’ tax fraud
December 4, 2017
A long-serving Democratic congresswoman is going to jail over charity fraud.
Former Florida congresswoman Corrine Brown was sentenced on Monday to five years in federal prison for a wire, mail, and tax fraud scheme that netted tens of thousands of dollars from a fake charity.
Brown duped charityBrown was convicted in May of stealing money from a fake charity, One Door for Education. The charity purported to help poor children get scholarships, but a majority of the money went right into the pockets of Brown and her co-conspirators.
Federal prosecutors were able to turn two key conspirators against Brown with a plea deal. Brown and her accomplices used the money to fund lavish parties and trips, according to prosecutors.
Brown claimed that she knew nothing about how the money was being handled, and blamed former chief of staff Elias “Ronnie” Simmons for the theft. Brown is also accused of lying on her tax returns.
Simmons testified against Brown alongside charity president Carla Wiley, who both pleaded guilty after receiving federal indictments for misusing the charity money. Simmons got 48 months in prison, and Wiley got 21 months.
“This is a sad day for everyone,” said U.S. District Judge Timothy Corrigan. “I was impressed with all the outpouring of support for you, and I think it’s a tribute to all the work you’ve done over the years. That’s what makes this all the more tragic.”
The 71-year old Democrat served in Congress for 25 years. She was convicted in May on 18 of 22 counts.
A not so subtle schemeBrown and Simmons were issued a subpoena in January 2016 allegingthat they used the charity for personal expenses. Of the more than $800,000 raised by the charity, they’d given only two $1,200 scholarships.
Simmons testified to the jury that he was told to deposit money from the charity to Brown’s personal account dozens of times, according to the Associated Press.
Corrigan called the sentencing “tragic”, citing Brown’s “admirable record of service” for community work over the years. But he was unyielding to pleas from Brown’s defense that the punishment be reduced, calling her actions “shameless.”
“This was a crime born out of entitlement and greed committed to ensure a lifestyle that was beyond their means,” he said during Monday’s sentencing hearing, according to the Times-Union.
The disgraceful crime buried the career of an ambitious congresswoman. When Brown was elected to the House in 1993, she was one of only three African-Americans from Florida to be elected to Congress since Reconstruction.
The scandal cost Brown her 2016 primary race. Brown was also given three years of probation.
Breaking: Informant Testimony Reveals Obama-Era Payments, Mueller Uranium Hand-Off
Posted by Mark Megahan | Nov 21, 2017 | Breaking News
Hillary Clinton and Robert Mueller were so close to the Uranium One scheme, if you pointed a Geiger counter at either one of them, it would squeal right off the scale. We knew already that Hillary is caught in the middle of a quid-pro-quo to sell uranium interests to Russia in exchange for $145 million dollars. The latest bombshell revelation is that then-FBI Director, Robert Mueller not only knew about Hillary’s Russian collusion, he muled some fissile material to Moscow for her as a favor.
Proving that the mainstream media actively conspires to prevent the public from learning the truth, a blatant smear campaign has been launched in the press against the FBI’s no longer confidential informant. Just one of the things they don’t want you to know is how involved FBI Director Mueller was. He currently is the witch smeller tasked with establishing, one way or another, Russian “collusion” with President Trump and his campaign.
One of the things William Douglas Campbell is supposed to testify about is that in September of 2009, Director Mueller “personally” delivered “a 10-gram sample of highly-enriched uranium to the Russian government.” This little courier job was ordered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton herself and confirmed by a Wikileaks Twitter post referring to a State Department cable in May of this year.
Last night, The Hill published a story after reviewing actual evidence William Douglas Campbell plans to present as part of his upcoming testimony before two Congressional House subcommittees. According to their investigators, the evidence conflicts with “several media reports as well as statements by Justice officials.”
Officials at the Department of Justice have made statements to the press alleging that what Campbell has to say will be limited at best because he worked for a subsidiary, Tenex, not the larger firm. It turned out that he still managed to come up with quite a collection of evidence.
Director Mueller “personally” delivered “a 10-gram sample to the Russian government.
Enough to clearly show that the FBI had plenty of documentation that “Rosatom officials were engaged in criminality well before the Obama administration approved Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One.” The FBI documented $2.1 million in bribes Mikerin collected and then disbursed through “offshore shell companies in Cyprus, Latvia and Switzerland” that “ultimately benefited entities connected to Vladimir Putin.”
According to Yahoo News, Campbell “was considered so unreliable that prosecutors dropped him as a witness in an unrelated case involving Russian uranium sales,” citing unnamed sources in the Justice Department. Not so unreliable they couldn’t pay him though. The Justice Department wrote him a checkfor $51,000 as they closed out the last of the related bribery convictions in January of 2016.
Campbell’s attorney, Victoria Toensing, says “This is a smear job.” The real reason his testimony wasn’t used against Vadim Mikerin was “the Obama administration didn’t want to bring a big extortion case against Russia” that would feature Campbell’s testimony undermining the Uranium One sale. Instead, she asserts, “they covered it up.”
Hillary used her position on the Senate Armed Services Committee to threaten “to withhold aid.”
If any of Campbell’s evidence had seen the light of day, the sale of Uranium One would never have been approved. It would have been clear grounds for disqualification by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Mr. Campbell “helped the FBI record the first criminal activity by Rosatom officials inside its Tenex arm in November 2009, nearly an entire year before CFIUS approved Rosatom’s purchase of Uranium One.”
It all started on September 6, 2005, when ex-President Bubba Clinton hooked up with a buddy from his Arkansas days, Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra. Along with an assistant to federal fugitive Marc Rich, who Clinton later pardoned on his last day of office, they met in Almaty, Kazakhstan. They were supposedly there to “help HIV/AIDS patients gain access to certain drug therapies,” except Kazakhstan didn’t have an HIV/AIDS problem. What they did have was $5 trillion in resources, including uranium.
Giustra used the opportunity to meet with Kazakhstan officials to work out mining deals with his company, UrAsia Energy Ltd. “The Giustra-Clinton Sustainable Growth Initiative” was born.
The very next day, Hillary used her position as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to threaten “to withhold aid to Kazakhstan unless and until the UrAsia mining deal went forward.”
Giustra gave a little token of his appreciation to the Clinton Foundation.
The day after that, “UrAsia Energy Ltd was awarded Kazakhstan mining rights from Kazatomprom, the atomic energy agency for Kazakhstan” and “suddenly became the world’s largest uranium mining producer.” A short while later after the dust settled, Giustra gave a little token of his appreciation to the Clinton Foundation. $31.3 million dollars.
Robert Mueller came on the scene in August of 2006 when he opened an investigation into corruption and uranium smuggling involving the former Soviet Republics.
A few months later, in February of 2007, Kazatomprom’s boss, Mukhtar Dzhkishev, showed up on Bill Clinton’s Chappaqua doorstep to talk about a new deal with Giustra. Coincidentally, later that same month, Giustra sold his UrAsia Energy Ltd to Uranium One, but in some fancy footwork involving a “reverse merger,” he kept 60 percent controlling interest.
Soon after, Giustra and associates announced, “a recurring commitment to donate $100 million and half of future profits to the Clinton Foundation.” The arrangement paid off with an estimated $145 million in direct contributions to the Clintons.
On June 9, 2009, Kazatomprom Director Dzhkishev, was arrested by the Kazakhstan government on Uranium One corruption charges. Allegedly prompted by Vlad Putin’s desire to snatch the uranium out from under Kazakhstan’s dictator.
Because the move threatened the Uranium One sale to Rosatom, Hillary used her position as head of the State Department to once again threaten to withhold financial aid to Kazakhstan. Not surprisingly, they backed down and the deal went through. Three months later, Muller was muling uranium to Moscow as Hillary’s personal courier.
Investigation Into Obama-Era College President Exposes Massive Cover-Up
Posted by Austin Lewis | Nov 20, 2017 | Liberal Corruption
Janet Napolitano served as the head of the Department of Homeland Security under Barack Obama. Her tenure as President of the University of California system has been marked by scandal and outcry.Janet Napolitano is not a new name in the political world. She first came to prominence when she represented the since-discredited Anita Hill in her claims of sexual harassment against US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. In 1993, Bill Clinton appointed her as district attorney for the District of Arizona. In 2002, she became the Governor of Arizona, a position she left when the Obama White House tapped her for the leadership of the Department of Homeland Security.
After a number of scandals as head of the Department of Homeland Security, Napolitano resigned and was approved by the University of California Board of Regents to become the new president of the University of California school system. Since taking this position in 2013, the scandals have continued; she caused student strikes with a tuition hike, secretly installed network monitoring hardware on school computers, and is now at the center of a series of scandals including a secret 175 million dollar slush fund.
Much like her tenure at UC, Napolitano’s time as head of the Department of Homeland Security was riddled with scandal.
A state audit of the University of California and its 28 billion dollars in finances and assets revealed that Janet Napolitano had a secret fund of 175 million dollars, which she used to pay bonuses and retirement benefits for a small number of university administrators, payment far exceeding what other similar administrators received. Further, the fund was used to give out inappropriately exorbitant perks for employment, including $350-per-night hotel rooms, tickets to films and theater events, and publicly funded limousine rides.
Most maddening of all, this discovery came on the heels of a vote by the University of California, where a tuition hike of 2.5 percent was approved. This second tuition hike in Napolitano’s tenure as President of the UC system caused yet more protests from students in the UC system.
UC Santa Cruz as viewed from above. Initially, UC Santa Cruz complied with the state auditor, but under abuse from Napolitano, rescinded and redacted surveys before resubmitting them to the state auditor.
Just as disturbing, however, is the evidence that Janet Napolitano was manipulating the surveys sent out by the state auditor. These surveys were meant to be handed directly back to the state auditor. Napolitano instructed her chief of staff and deputy chief, Seth Grossman and Bernie Jones respectively, to instruct the schools to hand their survey responses into her office for review, after which they would allegedly be given to the auditor. Janet Napolitano made statements that it was not the time for the school system to “air their dirty laundry”.
Three of UC’s campuses edited out negative comments before handing the surveys off to Napolitano’s office, with another five actively removing negative comments and avoiding ranking Napolitano’s performance as president as “poor”.
To their credit, UC Santa Cruz attempted to follow the instructions of the state auditor, sending in their surveys without editing. Napolitano made a ‘furious’ phone call to UC Santa Cruz’s chancellor, demanding they retract their surveys, and the chancellor complied, submitting a second survey that changed many ‘poor’ ratings to ‘fair’ and ‘good’.
For their parts in the scandal, Grossman and Jones, both of whom acted on the orders of Napolitano, have since resigned. Napolitano, on the other hand, refuses to resign her position, even though she has abused the trust of the people of California and the students in the University of California system. Making matters worse, the Board of Regents have declined to remove her from the office she holds.
Spokeswoman Dianne Klein has delivered Napolitano’s message that she is taking responsibility for the scandal, but so far that ‘responsibility’ has not lead to actions to correct it, or to punish those responsible (such as Napolitano herself).
There is no word that the secret 175 million dollar slush fund will be dissolved, nor that Napolitano has learned anything about being a better steward of the money of California’s students and residents. Adding insult to injury, Napolitano’s office will receive a budget increase of 127.5 million dollars this year.
Seth Grossman, center, with the Chancellor of UCLA. Seth Grossman resigned amid the scandal concerning the hidden 175 million dollar fund and the manipulation of surveys from the schools.
For decades, UC was free for all California residents to attend. In recent years, tuition hikes have been repeatedly suggested as a way to raise more funds, and they have passed at least two hikes since Napolitano became the president. It is apparent that Napolitano is not taking appropriate care of the system, especially when she runs a 175 million dollar secret fund that is used to play favorites and enjoy expensive perks.
UC provides its chancellors and its president with mansions that they inhabit for free, along with six-figure incomes. For that kind of money and benefits package, they deserve to have honest leadership, not leadership that plays favorites and abuses their power of the purse. And the students deserve to have a President who is not constantly involved in sleazy scandals and avoiding responsibility for her poor leadership.
Russian Lawyer From Trump Tower Meeting Met With DNC Dossier Firm The Same Day
by: Guy Benson
Regular readers are aware that Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS has cropped up several times in my work over recent weeks, as the country seeks answers on Moscow's interference in the 2016 election (over which federal authorities may soon file charges against six Russian officialsresponsible for the DNC hack, the investigation of which was...strange, and possibly tainted by none other than Fusion GPS). Recall that the firm in question hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele who compiled a controversial, unverified, and at least partially discredited anti-Trump dossier that purportedly relied on information from high-level Russian sources (and whom the FBI continued to payuntil that highly questionable decision was publicly reported).
We learned last month that the Clinton campaign and DNC contributed funds for the file, destroying previous denials. Fusion GPS also represented the Russian government's interests on projects they say were unrelated to election meddling, though the periods of their involvement with Steele's dossier and with the Russian government overlapped. Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberly Strassel has also written compellingly about Congressional Democrats' efforts to shield Fusion GPS from scrutiny. All of which is a prelude to this new reporting from Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge:
The co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm behind the unverified Trump dossier, met with a Russian lawyer before and after a key meeting she had last year with Trump’s son, Fox News has learned. The contacts shed new light on how closely tied the firm was to Russian interests, at a time when it was financing research to discredit then-candidate Donald Trump. The opposition research firm has faced renewed scrutiny after litigation revealed that the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for that research. Congressional Republicans have since questioned whether that politically financed research contributed to the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – making Fusion’s 2016 contacts with Russian interests all the more relevant. The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya occurred during a critical period. At that time, Fox News has learned that bank records show Fusion GPS was paid by a law firm for work on behalf of a Kremlin-linked oligarch while paying a former British spy Christopher Steele to dig up dirt on Trump through his Russian contacts.
But hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fusion co-founder and ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson was with Veselnitskaya in a Manhattan federal courtroom, a confidential source told Fox News. Court records reviewed by Fox News, email correspondence and published reports corroborate the pair’s presence together. The source told Fox News they also were together after the Trump Tower meeting...NBC News first reported that Veselnitskaya and Simpson were both at a hearing centered around another Fusion client, Russian oligarch Denis Katsyv. His company, Prevezon Holdings, was sanctioned against doing business in the U.S. for its alleged role in laundering more than $230 million...Fusion’s Simpson is believed to have been working with Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin, a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer turned Russian-American lobbyist, to overturn [unrelated] sanctions. Akhmetshin also attended the June 9 Trump Tower meeting, along with about a half-dozen others including Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, publicist Rob Goldstone, Natalia's Russian translator Anatoli Samochornov and Ike Kaveladze from a Russian-American real estate agency.
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Google and George Soros: A Match Made in Globalist Valhalla
By Andrew West October 28, 2017
The news coming out of Silicon Valley in this day and age is terrifying enough on its own, but adding George Soros to the mix? That’s just cruel.Soros is the A1, ground zero, God Emperor of the globalism movement: A shady cabal of global elitists who would like nothing more than a handful of elected leaders to control the entirety of world government. While this sounds absolutely impossible on its face, the best example of what theses globalists are trying to achieve is already in place in Europe with the EU.
The EU, or European Union, is a governmental body that supersedes the sovereignty of individual European nations by consolidating power and currency into a single leadership group. Now, folks like Soros and other liberal billionaires, can skip the greasing of national palms and go straight to lubing up multinationalpoliticians to get whatever it is that they want – normally more consolidation of wealth via natural resources.
Outsides of the European Union, however, globalists have been using fear to conquer nations who would otherwise scoff at the proposition of relinquishing sovereignty. This can be achieved through the exploitation of massive, planetary fears such as “global warming” or terrorism. And the most effective way to spread those fears is through the control of the mainstream media.
In today’s uncertain world, the most valid way to control the media is by determining what is “fake news”, (the term du jour for opposition journalism), and what is “reliable”. To do so, you need non-partisan, impartial fact checkers, and it just so happens that George Soros is wealthy enough to have a hand in that game as well.
“Google is partnering with the International Fact-Checking Network, an organization run by the George Soros-funded Poynter Institute.
“Engadget reports that Google will be working with the Soros-funded Poynter Institute and the International Fact-Checking Network as the tech giant ramps up efforts to prevent the spread of misinformation and ‘fake news.’ The IFCN runs an annual fact-checking conference, funds fellowships, and trains fact-checkers. The group is also responsible for a number of guidelines and code of principles accepted by a wide range of media companies worldwide.
“Google’s partnership with the IFCN has three main aims: increasing the number of fact-checkers reviewing information, expanding the IFCN’s current code of principles in new regions, and offering free fact-checking tools to Google users to verify the information that they find on Google’s search engine.
“In order to increase the number of fact-checkers reviewing information on Google’s platform, the company plans to fund new fact-checking organizations, organize workshops around the world, and provide coaching to potential fact-checkers. Google discussed this plan, saying, ‘Ultimately, these partners can help make sure that the content on Google Search and Google News has been accurately fact-checked.’”
Of course this begs the question: Who will check the fact checkers?
There is no end in sight for the revolving door of truth and deception so long as globalist forces such as Soros continue to meddle in the public’s perception of political reality. Now, with Google falling under the grotesque grip of the aging globalist Soros, is there any truth left for us to gather around?
Illegal Aliens Crash Nancy Pelosi’s DACA Press Conference: ‘All of Us or None of Us!’
Pelosi DACA protest (Screen shot / Andrés Brender / Periscope)
by JOEL B. POLLAK18 Sep 2017
A group of illegal aliens calling themselves the “Immigration Liberation Movement” crashed a press conference by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday, warning the Democratic Party not to “sell [us] out.”The group shouted down Rep. Pelosi, who struggled to maintain control of the meeting, and unfurled a large banner calling for all illegal aliens to be legalized.
Others held up signs, including: “Fight 4 All 11 Million,” referring to the estimated total of all illegal aliens in the U.S.
In the “mic check” call-and-response style popularized by the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011, the activists declared:
We remember all too well how for eight years the Democrats laid siege to our communities, raiding and deporting nearly three million people, of our family members and loved ones. Where was your resistance then? Ms. Pelosi, did you think we would forget? We send a clear message to our fellow undocumented youth and community: We are the resistance to Trump! Not the Democrats!
The activists also chanted “Brown power!” In a show of “intersectionality” — solidarity among left-wing groups — they also chanted “Trans lives matter!” and other slogans, while Pelosi stood silently behind the throng.
“You met with Trump, and you call that resistance?” they shouted in unison....(Read More...)
George Soros’ Secret War Manual To Nix Trump
Aug 20, 2017 Read More Articles by Rev. Austin Miles
Erasing history is the goal of George Soros. A country that does not know its history has lost part of its soul, which weakens it. Censoring speech, banning books along with current commentaries including some on Social Media, as well as hiding all reminders of the strength of the U.S. are all essential weapons to push America into Soros’ New World Order. Reminders of America’s strength are shown by statues, photos, and written records, which are all presently under attack.
Statues of historic leaders that have stood for over a hundred years are at this moment being pulled down and pulverized. Kelleigh Nelson, founder of the news-site: Exposing Modern Mugwumps, used this phrase, “Monumental Stupidity” when reflecting on the madness of bulldozing statues of leaders: “Excellent description.
Even simply being white is now under attack. Stanford University has just introduced a new course, Abolishing Whiteness, which is built upon the systematic privileges afforded to whites in Western Society. How’s that again? Yes this is STANFORD University where students pay a small fortune to gain their wisdom. And this is an example!
Below is a quote I just found while browsing some books. It is incredible how accurately it explains life and our future. Read this carefully:
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists, except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
And whose quote is this? George Orwell in his book, “1984,”
This book was published on June 8, 1949, 60 years ago. Orwell was dying in a tuberculosis sanitarium when he wrote it. At that time, three men were figuring out how to divide the world, Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt.
The original ideology behind this impulse may be communist or fascist, or nationalist or corporate or institutional, but the methods by which it proceeds are in each case the same: the stamping out of the capacity for individual thought and freedom, not merely by physical force but by a complete denial of privacy and by the control of all information, even to the extent of policing the language in which thoughts are expressed. Yes, this is Stalinistic.
The world Communist leader, George Soros has funded a 49 page secret war manual for destroying the Trump Administration and regaining Democrat-COMMUNIST control of Congress. This in itself lays the groundwork for Treason and Sedition charges to be filed against Soros. DO IT!
Bishop E.W. Jackson in an article wrote: “President Trump is being attacked by a hostile liberal media, undermined by a Deep State full of Obama/Clinton holdovers and betrayed by some GOP “Never-Trumpers” who will never accept him as president.
Matt Staver of Liberty Counsel wrote in his newsletter: “The battle lines are drawn, and the future of the country is at stake. David Brock of Media Matters, a George Soros-funded leftist “think tank,” has issued a 49-page secret war manual for destroying the Trump Administration and regaining Democratic control of Congress.”
It calls for impeachment of the President, a de facto coup d’état. Ultimately, this is not merely an attack on Donald J. Trump. It is an assault on the presidency, the Constitution and the people who voted for change. Fair-minded people, whether they be Democrats or Republicans, are shocked by the complicity of the mainstream media in trying to overthrow the President.
It’s time for Americans to be heard again in congressional offices, town hall meetings, rallies and on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. The message is simple. To the President: We stand with you. Demand that George Soros be charged and prosecuted for Treason and Sedition. All the elements are there for that case.
Notice how George Soros deceptively names his non-profit 501(c)3 hit teams to suggest they are patriotic: For example one particularly active one is Democracy Alliance which was formed specifically to undermine the Trump agenda as well as America itself.
A full-on trench warfare against Trump from Day One.
Immediately after the election of Donald Trump, Soros and his wealthy cronies in the Democracy Alliance (DA) vowed to relentlessly fight the President and his agenda.
According to Politico, Soros and other liberal leaders — including Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Pocahontas Warren, and Keith Ellison–a Muslim, met to “plan trench warfare against Trump from Day One.” They want to make all the decisions regarding our lives.
Plus … as reported on the Democracy Alliance website, President Gara LaMarche mercilessly derided the President’s agenda at a recent summit:
“We now have a President, with the most extreme anti-government Cabinet in generations, determined to advance this agenda at the federal level and undermine democratic norms from freedom of the press to the independence of the judiciary.
These assaults on democratic processes and systems hurt working families, endanger our environment and public health, erode faith and trust in government, delegitimize democratic institutions, and undermine the capacity of government at all levels to deliver basic services. We have much to resist.”
That far-left rhetoric is echoed by the mainstream media. As a result, President Trump faces and confronts these distortions daily as he attempts to fulfill his “Make America Great Again” promises.
We must join the President and stand against leftist ideologies, like those espoused by George Soros’ leftist groups!
The new Civil War has started. With the riots, destruction and chaos on the streets, is Martial Law far behind? How about Citizen Militias? One thing for sure, it is way past time to arrest and charge George Soros with Treason and Sedition.
Meanwhile, be of good cheer. Hillary Clinton announced that she is going to be a Methodist Pastor. This may cause pulpit palpitations since ‘ye shall NOT know the truth and the lie will not set ye free but it will be a high profile church and should attract quite a crowd.
ANALYZING TODAY’S NEWS FOR TOMORROW’S HISTORY
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Wednesday, 02 August 2017
Mueller’s Role in Delivering Uranium to Russians Raises Questions
Written by Steve Byas
The latest release late last week by Julian Assange at WikiLeaks of a 2009 State Department cable to the Russians raises fresh questions about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller (shown), the man named to investigate any possible “collusions” between the presidential campaign of Donald Trump and the Russians.
In 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directed FBI Director Mueller to deliver a sample of Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Russia. The uranium had reportedly been stolen. It seems particularly odd, considering that the FBI is not under the supervision of the State Department, and that the FBI director would personally make the transfer.
Assange released the controversial cable on May 17, the same day that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller as an “independent” counsel to investigate any supposed Trump-Russian ties.
Trump has expressed legitimate concerns about the personnel that Mueller has hired to conduct his work. They are practically all partisan Democrats, with seven staffers having contributed large sums of money to either Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, or the Democratic National Committee. None donated any money to Trump, or to any other Republican presidential candidate in the last campaign.
Adding to that concern is the question as to what exactly was Mueller’s role in the deal between Russia and Uranium One, the company that Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, supported at the same time she was secretary of state. Hillary Clinton, in her role as secretary of state, voted to allow the Russian State Atomic Nuclear Energy Agency control of about 20 percent of all uranium holdings in the United States.
As revealed by WikiLeaks, Secretary of State Clinton sent a cable to John Beryle, who was U.S. Ambassador to Russia; the U.S. Ambassador to the Georgia Embassy; and U.S. ambassador to the Russian Embassy, on August 17, 2009. The cable read in part, “Action Request: Embassy Moscow is requested to alert at the highest appropriate level the Russian Federation that FBI Director Mueller plans to deliver the HEU sample once he arrives in Moscow on September 21.”
Shepard Ambellas, editor-in-chief of Intellihub.com, said in June 2017 that the classified cable indicated that the delivery of the 10-gram sample of HEU to Russian law enforcement sources occurred during a secret “plane-side” meeting on the tarmac. (This brings up memories of Bill Clinton’s tarmac meeting in Arizona with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, where they said they just discussed their grandchildren.)
Not surprisingly, supporters of the Clintons, such as the Huffington Post, interpreted the cable in the most favorable light for Hillary and Bill Clinton. “The text and tweet released by WikiLeaks more than suggests Mueller is guilty of a serious crime, passing on nuclear material to the USA’s superpower rival. But,” the Post added, “the section it omitted from the tweet changes the entire context of Mueller’s actions.”
The portion the Post contended was not mentioned, but relevant, read, “Over two years ago Russia requested a ten-gram sample of highly enriched uranium (HEU) seized in early 2006 in Georgia [the Russian territory, not the American state] during a nuclear smuggling sting operation … In response to the Russian request, the Georgian Government authorized the United States to share a sample of the material with the Russians for forensic analysis.”
The Post then laments, “WikiLeaks used to be a force for good in the world, playing a major role in revealing the inner workings of Guantanamo Bay and exposing events like the killing of journalists by U.S. forces in Iraq.” In other words, as long as WikiLeaks was producing negative material on a Republican president, it was a “force for good in the world.” Now that it is raising questions about the man investigating a different Republican president, not so much.
Actually, the fact that WikiLeaks appears to be nonpartisan in its activities should give it more credibility --- more so than the Huffington Post, well-known for its pro-Clinton bias.
In his highly-praised book Clinton Cash, Peter Schweizer discusses the famous “Russian Reset” initiated by Hillary Clinton when she took over the State Department. Relations between the U.S. and the Russians had degenerated during the last couple of years of the Bush administration, and Hillary publicly said she intended to reverse the worsened relations, complete with a “reset button.”
For their part, the Russians appeared pleased with her selection as secretary of state. Schweizer noted, “An important side note to the Russian reset was how it involved a collection of foreign investors who had poured vast sums of money into the Clinton Foundation and who continued to sponsor lucrative speeches for Bill. These investors stood to gain enormously from the decisions Hillary made as secretary of state.”
Schweizer explained why the Hillary “reset” was so important in the uranium deals. The Bush administration had pulled out of a uranium deal with the Russians after Russian forces went into Georgia in 2008, but the Obama administration (with Hillary taking the lead) reopened the negotiations. A deal was reached in 2010, and as Schweizer wrote, “Several multimillion-dollar Clinton Foundation donors were at the center of the deal.” In fact, “The Clinton Foundation also failed to disclose major contributions from entities controlled by those involved in the Uranium One deal. Thus, beginning in 2009, the company’s chairman, [Ian] Telfer, quietly started funneling what would become $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation through a Canadian entity he controlled.”
While the revelation of a secret meeting involving Robert Mueller in the delivery of uranium to the Russians, by itself, does not prove anything of a criminal or unethical nature, it does raise questions that merit an investigation. After all, when Mueller was FBI director under the Obama administration, he was trusted enough by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to carry out this mission. If it was a diplomatic mission, why was the FBI director involved? And if it was a law enforcement mission, why was Clinton involved?
And is Mueller sufficiently objective to conduct an impartial investigation of a Republican president?
These are questions that the mainstream media should pursue, but will not.
Dem Senator Marches Into His Final Fate As Overnight Vote Calls For Subpoenas
Posted by Georgette Walrath | Aug 4, 2017 | Liberal Corruption
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is facing federal charges for corruption and bribery. The Senate approved a resolution that will allow subpoenaed senators and staff members to testify in the upcoming trial.
In the never ending fantasy of Trump collusion with Russia, it’s easy for alt-left reporters to ignore the real news about government corruption. Although this usually means that the alphabet news companies are covering up for Clinton, Obama, and other Soros neophytes, in this case, they’re disregarding the implications that New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez’s upcoming trial will have on the balance of congressional power.
The U.S. Senate has bilaterally passed a resolution that authorizes Senators and staff members to participate in Menendez’s September criminal proceeding. Essentially, anyone who works in that capacity can be subpoenaed by either the prosecution or the defense to testify in the case. The late night resolution also ensures that Senate legal representation is provided for witnesses.
The official go-ahead to testify is a fairly standard practice. Unfortunately, democrat corruption, bribery, and theft is also a standard practice. The Menendez trial has a unique distinction because he has actually being caught and is facing prosecution. He’s been fighting the inevitable for more than two years.
Achieving the lofty Senate position in 2006, Menendez was serving as the Chair of the Committee on Foreign Relations when a federal indictment in 2015 caused him to step down.
In his latest attempt to avoid prosecution and punishment for his crimes, Menendez’s plea to the Supreme Court was rejected before it was even heard.
Majority Leader McConnell introduced the resolution last night, backed by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, but the measure doesn’t list the persons who’ve been ordered to testify.
McConnell inserted a statement in the congressional record that explained, “This resolution would authorize Senate individuals called to appear to testify and produce documents in this case and related proceedings, except concerning matters for which a privilege is asserted.”
“It would also authorize the Senate Legal Counsel to represent individuals called to testify at trial as fact witnesses regarding their performance of official Senate responsibilities,” he said.
Menendez, who has adamantly denied the charges, is facing 14 counts of bribery and corruption. In March, the Supreme Court dismissed his dubious pretrial challenge without bothering to hear it.
Menendez is accused of accepting almost $1 million from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor and major democrat donor. He allegedly gave funds to Menendez in exchange for visas and help with a Medicare investigation.
Menendez took money from a major democrat donor but did not disclose the information.
Melgen needed all the help he could get from the New jersey senator. The doctor was convicted in April on more than 60 counts of fraud against the government agency. Melgen faces up to 20 years in prison for bilking taxpayers of over $20 million, which for the 62-year-old doctor could be a life sentence.
Melgen allegedly transferred funds and paid for expensive trips for the New Jersey lawmaker. Prosecutors say that the trips were used to help get visas for Melgen’s Russian mistresses. The Florida-based ophthalmologist also sent campaign “donations” to Menendez for his intervention with Medicare officials who were investigating his practice.
Melgen is named as a co-defendant with Menendez in the federal bribery charges, but before he’s sentenced next week, he could have a major impact on Menendez. If federal prosecutors offer him a deal to become a witness, he may be inclined to take it, which would nail the lid on the coffin of Menendez’s political career and freedom.
The Florida eye doctor paid for Menendez to help avert investigations into his Medicare fraud. He was convicted of the charges and many conservatives think that he’ll testify against Menendez in exchange for a reduced sentence.
Moreover, if Menendez is removed from office, Governor Chris Christie would be in the rare position of appointing a replacement senator. If that happened, there’s a chance that republicans could strengthen their 52-48 lead in the senate, at least temporarily.
The proceedings are set to begin on September 6, despite Menendez’s numerous appeals and attempts to prevent it. The Senator is sticking by his flat denials. When his longtime friend was convicted, he continued to look out only for himself, “That case has nothing to do with my case,” Menendez told reporters after the Melgen verdict. “It was about the procedures and practices of his office,” he added.
So, along with allegedly engaging in corrupt bribery while a representative of the United States, Menendez is also a selfish, fair-weather friend.
Despite the upcoming trial and the possibility of Senators and staff members testifying against him, Menendez continues to raise reelection funds. He currently has more than $2.7 million according to the FEC. However, a recent New jersey poll showed that only 31 percent of voters think that he should keep his Senate seat.
Hopefully, the trial will remove at least one unethical, immoral politician from Washington. Now that the Senate has given the green light for testimony, it will be interesting to see what the September hearing will disclose.
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Day 278.1 Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
Awan Brothers Conspiracy Not Just Imran
Day 278.2. Hillary's Leakers Hackers and Henchmen
Debbie Schultz’ Brother Leading Investigation Into Hack, Seth Rich
If the former DNC head's brother (pictured left) is not called to recuse himself from this case, there is no justice in America. POSTED BY: SAM DI GANGI 27 JULY 2017
Teddy Stick had only hours ago pieced together all of the facts surrounding Seth Rich, Jullian Assange, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), former DNC head Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and the fact that her IT guy (Awan) had access to passwords and questionable ties to the Middle East.
Already, things have gotten worse.
To begin with, Roger Stone has posted on Twitter that “Clinton co-conspirator Debra Wasserman Schulz brother is the Federal prosecutor in the Seth Rich case.” Imagine the outrage if President Donald Trump appointed his son as the prosecutor into the Russian probe to put this into perspective for all snowflakes.
Even those who supported Trump and have since day one would be livid! Is there no oversight for Democrats and will those who support their party tolerate any injustice so long as it hurts the president?
Likewise, Truth Leaks Media on their Twitter page wrote, “Hard to believe Steve Wasserman is trying the Imran Awan case. No kidding.” They also in bold letters show that “The Assistant U.S. Attorney Overseeing The Awan Family Investigation Is The Brother Of [sic]Wasserman Schultz!”
In the news today is Trump’s statement about his intentions on stopping the acceptance of transgendered people into the Armed Forces. Regardless of where one stands on that sensitive issue, should it be leading the headlines today?
A man named Seth Rich was MURDERED! It was likely done by the DNC or by those connected to it. There are surely people who at least knew/know about it, and America wants answers.
What kinds of answers are going to be coming to us in any fair manner if the person under investigation has her brother as the prosecutor?
Lastly, where is the always “cheated and victimized” left? After all, they crowed the loudest when then Governor Jeb Bush was the leader of Florida at the time when that state was contested on the run against global alarmist Al Gore. His brother was George W. Bush and liberals were blind with fury.
Will Schultz be allowed to have her brother as a persecutor in a case involving her? So far, it appears to be so.
Now it is perfectly “OK” because Schultz has a “D” by her name?
These people cheated Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), too, so it is not as if Democrats have not suffered under her every bit as much as Trump and the Republicans have.
If we can’t agree on that, then America is far more divided than anyone feared.
Don’t Allow Maxine Waters’ Impeachment Crap to Stick
by Lloyd Marcus • July 20, 2017
For our 40th wedding anniversary, Mary and I have been experiencing the grandeur and majestic beauty of God’s creation in Alaska. Did you know bald eagles are brown for 5 or 6 years before their head turns white? I was surprised by Alaska’s bountiful foliage and multicolored flowers. From towering glaciers to skies, mountains and seas painted in gorgeous blues by God, we saw numerous breathtaking beautiful scenes. In 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward purchased our 49th state for only $7.2 million. It was a Trump-of-a-great-deal. Critics called the deal “Seward’s folly.”
In our cabin, I was jolted back to ugly reality by MSNBC, one of the three available TV news channels. Folks, I continue to be amazed by the level of hate that MSNBC has for Trump and their commitment to removing him from office.
Further blowing my beauty of Alaska high was a press conference in which despicable human being Maxine Waters announced democrats’ plan to impeach Trump for criminal activities. There is not a shred of evidence supporting Waters’ accusations. Watching Maxine Waters stand at the podium lying through her teeth about all of Trump’s supposed crimes was disgusting. Waters and her democrat minions are horrible enemies of the American people and must never be voted back into power again.
Trump has been totally awesome; fulfilling campaign promises and moving the ball forward towards making America great again. In only six months, Trump has dramatically chipped away much of Obama’s mountain of regulatory overreaches http://nws.mx/2vbT3Rr ; created jobs http://bit.ly/2k5thrN; opted us out of an anti-American climate deal http://cnb.cx/2qHbSZh and restored power back to states and We the People. http://bit.ly/2ux7UIh
Democrats/Leftists are out of their minds with rage, desperate to stop Trump’s swift and steady dismantling of Obama’s legacy of government tyranny.
This is why the democrats and fake news media tag team continue the relentless promotion of their absurd lie that Trump used Russia to steal the election. 1. It is impossible for Russia to tamper with our vote counting. 2. Fake news media either under-reported Hillary’s multiple crimes and breaches of national security or told us they were no big deal. Fake news media thought it had successfully protected Hillary and duped voters, confident she would win in a landslide.
Hillary lost because she was a cold calculating tired old hippie wicked witch Leftist who said it was okay to abort a baby moments before birth. Thank God, this vile woman is not seated in that powerful chair in our Oval Office.
Maxine Waters’ and her minions demanding that Trump be impeached is equivalent to throwing crap against the wall, hoping it will stick. For the Leftists’ impeachment scheme to work, they must destroy Trump’s popularity. Fake news media’s strategy is to flood the airways with empty accusations of criminal activity. They throw character assassination grenades at Trump 24/7. Fake news media bombards us with reports of supposed nationwide protests. Fake news media manipulate polls to create the illusion that Trump’s appeal is sinking. http://bit.ly/2vvYIky Fake news media is doing everything in its power to sell their lie that Americans regret voting for Trump.
A standard practice of democrats and fake news media is to brand anyone who dares oppose their extreme socialist/progressive agenda a racist, stupid, corrupt or crazy. Leftists claim Trump is obviously crazy and must be impeached. So, because Trump is functioning like a savvy businessman rather that an impotent Republican, Leftists say he must be crazy. Sadly, we cannot count on wimpy Republicans to have our president’s back.
My fellow patriotic Americans, We the People are Trump’s firewall; the only thing blocking Waters’ and her minion’s impeachment crap from sticking. The good news is Waters and her homeys are clueless regarding our rock-solid connection with Trump and why he won our votes in an electoral landslide.
Leftists laughed, mocked and underestimated Ronald Reagan. Fortunately, they are repeating their mistake with Trump as he continues to kick their butts under their upturned noses.
During Trump’s run for the WH, I recorded a parody of the O’Jays’ “Love Train” titled, “Trump Train”. http://bit.ly/2nILInB Folks, it is extremely crucial that we who elected our president stay firmly seated aboard the Trump Train.
Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
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Democrats sink to new low in favorability polls
The Rising Movement Against Soros
Posted Jun 16, 2017
by Martin Armstrong
In Hungary, NGOs (non-governmental organizations) will have to be registered in court and their foreign donors will be disclosed. The Hungarian Parliament adopted what many are calling the most controversial laws of recent years. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, advocated the so-called NGO Law that obligates non-governmental organizations with more than 24,000 euros per year from outside the country to declare their most important foreign donors annually and to declare themselves as “an organization benefiting from foreign financing”. If they do not comply with this obligation, they will be closed in Hungary. The so called blueprint for the law comes from Russia, where foreign-funded institutions are branded as “enemy agents”. NGOs in Hungary have to register themselves from now on, and on their website they will be able to use the term “foreign-funded organization”.
There are a lot of people up in arms over this. But there is a serious problem of organization such as that of George Soros trying to fund revolutions and government subversion movements. There have been foreign fundings of civil unrest in the United States against Trump. Obama funded activists in Canada to overthrow the conservatives. Clinton help Tony Blair and the Labour Party beat John Major, and we certainly cannot forget all the screaming about Russian interference in the 2016 election that defeated Hillary.
The EU Commission and the United Nations have both strongly criticized the bill. They actually say it is designed against Orban’s intimate enemies, namely the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros. The foundations of Soros claim to support numerous human rights organizations and environmental protection groups in Hungary, but it also funds anti-government movements. Orban had just said recently that Soros “and his agencies” were an opaque component in the public life of Hungary. It was Soros supporting more refugees moving into Hungary.
The EU had complained that the “NGO Transparency Act” was far beyond the goal of securing financial transparency. This would also limit the legitimate political activities of groups that are exposed to a constant, hostile campaign by the Orban government. The government made some concessions to Brussels whereas donations under €1700 would no longer need to be reported separately. The rule is that all “groups financed abroad” will not be eligible for state funding in Hungary.
We are seeing these laws in other places as well. Trump has banned American politicians from lobbying for foreign government for up to five years after leaving office. Human rights groups and activists in Egypt are accusing the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for effecting a law that regulates the work of non-governmental organizations. Clearly, there is a huge difference between helping people and creating political unrest. The Egyptian measure restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms of up to five years for non-compliance. The law also gives the government power over deciding who can establish an NGO and for what purpose. Similar laws were installed in Russia as well.
After all the yelling by the Democrats in the USA that Putin interfered in the US election, NGOs are clearly something that is a grey area, which has been exploited for political purposes using the cover of humanity.
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Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top information technology (IT) aide was arrested Monday attempting to board a flight to Pakistan after wiring $283,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union to that country.
He attempted to leave the country hours after The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group revealed that he is the target of an FBI investigation, and the FBI apprehended him at the airport.
Credit union officials permitted the wire to go through, and his wife has already fled the country to Pakistan, after police confronted her at the airport and found $12,000 in cash hidden in her suitcase but did not stop her from boarding, court documents show.
“On January 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm, an international wire transfer request form was submitted [at the Congressional Federal Credit Union] at the Longworth House Office Building in the District of Columbia, in the amount of $283,000.00, to two individuals in Faisalabad, Pakistan,” according to an affidavit obtained by TheDCNF.
Imran Awan, a Pakistani-born IT aide, had access to all emails and files of dozens of members of Congress, as well as the password to the iPad that Wasserman Schultz used for Democratic National Committee business before she resigned as its head in July 2016.
In March, his wife Hina Alvi, who also was on the House payroll, withdrew her children from school and left the country, the affidavit says. The Capitol Police confronted her at the airport but could not stop her. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducted a search of Alvi’s bags immediately prior to her boarding the plane and located a total of $12,400.00 in U.S. cash inside. Alvi was permitted to board the flight to Qatar and she and her daughters have not returned to the United States,” the affidavit says. “Alvi had numerous pieces of luggage with her, including cardboard boxes… Your affiant does not believe that Alvi has any intention to return to the United States.”
Soon after Imran began working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, four of his relatives appeared on the payroll of other Democrats at inflated salaries, but Democratic staffers said they were rarely seen at work. They collected $4 million in taxpayer salaries since 2009.
House authorities told members in February that Imran and his relatives were suspects in a criminal investigation into theft and IT abuses, and they were banned from the Capitol network.
Wasserman Schultz has refused to fire Imran, despite being a known criminal suspect in a cybersecurity probe for months, and has blocked Capitol Police from searching a laptop they confiscated because it was tied to him.
TheDCNF reported Sunday night that the FBI had joined the investigation and seized smashed hard drives from Imran’s home. The next day, the FBI apprehended him at Dulles Airport after noticing that he had purchased a ticket to Pakistan, via Qutar.
The affidavit says he was charged with bank fraud involving fraudulently taking out mortgages, which was one of several financial schemes TheDCNF has detailed. It appears to be a placeholder for future charges, spurred because of the attempt to leave the country, and does not mention his work for Congress, which is the investigation’s primary focus.
As TheDCNF has reported, the Awans own numerous rental properties that often have multiple mortgages taken out on them, and they have told renters they want payments in untraceable ways. The charging documents say Imran’s wife Hina Alvi, who also made $165,000 working for House Democrats, took out a second mortgage against a house from the Congressional Federal Credit Union by falsely claiming it was her “principal residence” and that she will “occupy” the property, and also fraudulently reported no rental income on her taxes.
A renter told the FBI “they paid approximately $2,000 per month for rent and that the rent check was written to Suriaya Begum. Based on information and belief, I know that Begum is Alvia’s mother,” an FBI agent wrote.
The agent also said Imran appears to have applied for the loan in his wife’s name.
Democratic members of Congress, including Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York, have suggested that police had framed the Pakistani-born brothers out of Islamophobia. Yet his own stepmother, a devout Muslim, filed court documents accusing him of using high-tech devices to wiretap her and extorting her (see p. 23 of court documents in that case). A dozen people who have dealt with Imran painted a picture in interviews with TheDCNF of a charming, “cunning” extrovert who bragged about his power among Democratic officials and who seemed to have an unquenchable thirst for cash.
The affidavit also paints him as an overly confident con artist, saying he listed his House phone number when initiating the wire transfer, and pretended to be a woman — his wife — on the phone when a Congressional Federal Credit Union questioned the transfer. “The person answering the call, who was a male, pretended that he was Alvi. On the call, the [bank] representative asked the man to verify the address of where the wire was being sent and the purpose of the outgoing wire,” the document says.
Imran claimed the $300,000 was for “funeral arrangements.”
“The CFCU representative then stated that ‘funeral arrangements’ may not be an acceptable reason for the wire. The male speaking to the representative then responded that he would look online for an acceptable reason for the wire. After a long pause, the male said that the reason for the wire was ‘buying property.’ The representative accepted that reason and initiated the wire transfer to Pakistan.”
Fox News was first to report the arrest. TheDCNF has done 20 stories on the brothers since February — linked below — including reporting that Imran’s wife had fled.
Bill Miller, spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, told TheDCNF that Awan “was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count of bank fraud, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1344. He pled not guilty and was released pursuant to a high-intensity supervision program. The conditions of release are that he receive a GPS monitor, he abide by a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and that he not leave a 50-mile radius of his residence in Virginia. Awan was also ordered to turn over all of his passports.”
Wasserman Schultz’s spokesman, David Damron, did not immediately return a request for comment.
See if your member of Congress is on the chart below. The Awan brothers could read all emails sent and received by these members, as well as all files on their staffers’ computers.
"Democrats Without Double Standards Have NO Standards At All"
The New Diversity in Congress.
Several months ago, the 116th Congress was sworn in, and all day long, the media was fawning over the remarkable diversity of the new Democrat members. It was a day of firsts, we were told repeatedly. While the new Democrat majority offers many members of note, we want to highlight a few firsts who are examples of the diversity that was sworn in then.
Here are our Top Most Diverse House Freshmen:
#1. Ilhan Omar
The first person who married her brother to commit immigration fraud ever to be elected to Congress. Omar is also the first open supporter of female genital mutilation to ever be elected to Congress. Such amazing diversity!
#2. Rashida Tlaib
One of the first Muslim Brotherhood-linked and anti-Semitic candidates to be elected to Congress. She also claims to be a Palestinian not American. Wonders never cease. Also has potty mouth using the term "mother f***er" for the president.
#3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Where do we even begin? Let's just say she is the first person elected to Congress who lied about being from the Bronx, and thus, made up her life story. She's also an overt Marxist, in case you forgot.
#4. Abigail Spanberger
The first substitute teacher from an Islamist school (nicknamed Terror High) ever to be elected to Congress.
#5. Donna Shalala
Rep. Shalala was HHS Secretary from 1993 to 2001 under Bill Clinton and worked from 2015 to 2017 at the Clinton Foundation, and in 2016 she admitted in an interview that some significant Clinton Foundation donors received courtesy appointments in the Clinton State Department. To top it off, apparently she can't let go of politics: at 78, she's the oldest female House freshman in history.
#6. Krysten Sinema
The first bi-sexual atheist to be sworn into Congress. She refused to take the oath of office on the Holy Bible.
These are just a few examples of the firsts that the media has been celebrating, those who apparently show an open disdain and animosity for America as we've known it for over 200 years.
And they all represent the Democratic Party!
“A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It's called Prison."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
For Democrats Factionalism is leading to Fracturing
July 11, 2019
by Dr. Rich SwierAccording to Merriam-Webster a faction is defined as, “a party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking.”
The Democratic Party has embraced the notion that they must be the party of factions such as: blacks, Hispanics, gays, Muslims, Socialists, Communists, unions, etc. This is called intersectionality or,
the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups.
Democrats are the party of factions that self-identify as victims.
These factions then use their victimhood to attack perceived enemies. Hence, if you are not a person of color you are automatically a racist. If you aren’t gay you are automatically homophobic (in fear of being gay). If you aren’t a Muslim then you are Islamophobic, a fear of Muslims. Muslims also hold a fear called Fitna الفتنة of anyone who causes unease or discourse within the Muslim community (ummah) whether they are Muslims or non-Muslims.
What happens when a faction turns on another faction?This creating a coalition of factions works for a while but at some point the coalition begins to fracture and cause internal turmoil. Because each faction is, by definition, “self-serving” this often leads to one faction turning on another when it feels it is being “marginalized.”
The most recent example is the ongoing feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). In a New York Post column by Joe Tacopino reported:
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Washington Post.
“But the persistent singling out — it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful — the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
Earlier in the week, Pelosi mocked her and freshman progressive colleagues Reps. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley for their Twitter-based influence. [Emphasis added]
During the second Democratic presidential primary debate Senator Kamala Harris attacked Joe Biden’s record on race. Harris is a “woman of color” while Biden is white. Watch:
This is just the beginning. We are seeing Muslim parents concerned about the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools which promotes “gender identity.” Watch:
Throw the mega Democratic donor, and close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jeffery Epstein scandal on the fire, the DOJ IG report on FISA abuse and the DOJ investigation into the Obama administration and Clinton campaign’s investments in the fake dossier this will be a very interesting presidential primary season.
CONCLUSIONThe 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential debates will turn into mud slinging contests. Factions will turn on factions. This will fracture the Democratic party’s voters.
Eric Swalwell Humiliated, Will Regret Posting Anti-Gun Poll for the Rest of His Life
BY JOSH MANNING
PUBLISHED JULY 2, 2019
US Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) decided polling his followers on gun control would be a good idea.
Hours later, he realized it was actually not a good idea.
In fact, it was a terrible idea to set up a bunk poll, use pitifully leading questions, and cast his opposition as more or less child-haters. And he paid the price.
Swalwell’s poll asked his followers if they support a program to buy back ‘every weapon of war in America.’
Now there are plenty of reasons that is ridiculous in and of itself.
First, weapon buybacks don’t work. Second, there aren’t weapons of war on America’s streets (no person in his right mind would go into battle with an AR-15 over the highly regulated M4 or M16). Third, the ‘weapons of war’ in the hands of law-abiding civilians have only been acquired after extensive government paperwork, background checks, and signatures from chief law enforcement officers in those citizens’ jurisdictions.
Those reasons, however, are not what make the poll ridiculous. What makes it ridiculous is that Swalwell, like the rest of his Democrat buddies, actually thinks that Americans support his wildly unconstitutional interpretation of the Second Amendment.
Put it down big, plain, and straight, Rep. Swalwell. Americans do not support your unconstitutional views. In fact, they oppose them.
And Swalwell’s poll confirmed just that. Hours and 102,000 responses later, his poll showed 71% of respondents disagreed with him.
Not only did those respondents disagree, but they disagreed enough to be willing to pick his ridiculously worded option ‘No [we don’t support buy backs]. We love Guns > Kids.’
Rep. Eric Swalwell✔@RepSwalwellAssault weapons have become the firearm of choice in too many mass shootings. We don’t have to live this way — those guns only belong on battlefields. Do you support a ban AND buy-back of every weapon of war in America?
21%Yes!Australia already has
79%No. We love Guns > Kids
119,342 votes•Final results
Swalwell made the two big mistakes that almost every leftist politician in America makes. First, he thought that the American public was with him, but they weren’t. Second, he thought he could shame people into responding the way he wanted.
The American people, however, are not basically leftist and they’re not amenable to being guilted. They’re basically conservative, even when they get tricked by leftist, swampy politicians, and they prefer freedom to fear of guilt or shame.
Additionally, it’s like Swalwell thought the pro-gun crowd who saw his poll would go down without a fight. He apparently didn’t consider that they might fight back and hijack his poll.
Doesn’t that remind you of the much bigger miscalculation gun-grabbers make? They always think law-abiding, gun-owning Americans will be willing to surrender their weapons once a simple law or executive order passes, and that that surrender will come without a fight.
If he thinks the way these gun owners fought him on his own dinky little poll is bad, he can’t imagine what would happen if the left got enough control to actually try to confiscate weapons.
That… that will be a fight for the ages. And those defending their constitutional rights will not give up.
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Published on May 14, 2019
Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is defending Rashida Tlaib's controversial remarks on the Holocaust. Hoyer is accusing the president and Republicans of taking her comments out of context, and has claimed they owe her an apology. Meanwhile, reformist Imam Tawhidiis i is speaking out against Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar. One America's Jack Posobiec has more from Washington.
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Published on Mar 27, 2019
Prosecutor who dropped Smollett charges Given $400K from George Soros
We’re now learning that the prosecutor who dropped all charges against actor Jussie Smollett received a massive donation from leftist billionaire George Soros. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more.
Ilhan Omar: ‘Ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country’
May 25, 2019 by Robert Ayers
Most conservatives already know that Democrats like Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Hillary Clinton have no tolerance for the Americans who don’t blindly accept their leftist agendas.
But this week, Omar exposed her real opinion of America with her own words. “Ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country,” she said on Tuesday, while talking about refugee resettlement policies.
So if you agree with her political views, great. But if you don’t? Omar is so certain that her views are right that she believes the only reason people disagree with her is their “ignorance.”
Omar blasts RepublicansThe freshman representative’s comments came on Tuesday during an appearance on The Nation’s “Next Left” podcast. There she discussed immigration, claiming that Americans have been misled by Republican leaders about aspects of the resettlement process.
“T]he Republicans are really good at misinformation and sort of really reorganizing facts to sort of paint a picture that really eventually is not rooted in fact,” she told host John Nicols.
Accordingly, she went on to educate people about the so-called facts.
“And I remember I wrote this tweet and I said, you know, I wish that you would take the time to at least educate yourself about how the resettlement program works,” she continued. “There are agencies that run the resettlement program. This is, this is a process that’s run through them. If you end that contract, it’s not that refugees are not going to be resettled, it’s that the state just doesn’t get informed. And so the only leverage you have is that you are part of this contract and you can be part of the negotiations on how many people get resettled in your state.”
Ignorant AmericansFrom there, Omar went on to imply that Republicans simply take advantage of ignorant Americans.
“And so it is not that they might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division,” she said.
“And ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of, of this country,” she added.
Omar said that she considers it part of her job to teach people and to point out their ignorance. “And as someone who was raised by educators,” she continued, “I really like to inform people about things that they might be ignorant to, willingly or unwillingly.”
The Pot and the KettleOmar’s comments are not a little ironic considering her own ignorance on several issues, one being her use of anti-Semitic tropes (which she defended by claiming ignorance), another, her recent statement that American “bullying” is to blame for the crisis in Venezuela, and the list goes on.
But over and above all this is the congresswoman’s ignorance of her own arrogance. Her “educators” appear to have missed that one.
Leaked John Kerry audio: White House wanted ISIS to rise in Syria
South Front reports:
On Wednesday, Wikileaks released new evidence of US President-elect Donald Trump’s assertion that Barack Obama was the founder of ISIS – a leaked audio of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting with members of the Syrian opposition at the Dutch Mission of the UN on September 22. The audio also is an evidence of the fact that mainstream media colluded with the Obama’s administration in order to push the narrative for regime change in Syria, hiding the truth about arming and funding ISIS by the US, as it exposed a 35 minute conversation that was omitted by CNN.
Kerry admits that the primary goal of the Obama’s administration in Syria was regime change and the removal of Syrian President Bahar al-Assad, as well as that Washington didn’t calculate that Assad would turn to Russia for help.
In order to achieve this goal, the White House allowed the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group to rise. The Obama’s administration hoped that growing power of the IS in Syria would force Assad to search for a diplomatic solution on US terms, forcing him to cede power. In its turn, in order to achieve these two goals, Washington intentionally armed members of the terrorist group and even attacked a Syrian government military convoy, trying to stop a strategic attack on the IS, killing 80 Syrian soldiers.
“And we know that this was growing, we were watching, we saw that DAESH [the IS] was growing in strength, and we thought Assad was threatened,” Kerry said during the meeting.
“(We) thought, however,” he continued to say, “We could probably manage that Assad might then negotiate, but instead of negotiating he got Putin to support him.”
“I lost the argument for use of force in Syria,” Kerry concluded.
According to Wikileaks, “the audio gives a glimpse into what goes on outside official meetings. Note that it represents the US narrative and not necessarily the entire true narrative.”
Earlier the audio was published by the New York Timesand CNN, however, the both outlets chose only some its part, reporting on certain aspects, and omitted the most damning comments made by Kerry. In fact, they tried to hide the statements that would allow public to understand what has actually taken place in Syria.
The full audio has never been published by the New York Times; the outlet released only selected snippets.
REVEALED: Democrat Rashida Tlaib’s Father Confirms She ‘Lied Big-Time to Get Elected’
The Democrat way…
May 4, 2019
By John Salvatore
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI) has made waves just as big as fellow freshman Democrats Ilhan Omar (MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY). All three have come under fire for saying silly things since their victories last November.
Now, in a resurfaced article from 2010, Tlaib’s own father admits that Rashida “lied big-time to get elected” as a state representative.
Latest: POTUS Pushes for Free Speech Protections After Online Culling of Conservative Views
In a March 11, 2010 newspaper article in The Detroit News, Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) father accused her of lying “big-time to get elected” by falsifying her address on an election affidavit.
Tlaib’s father, Harbi Elabed, made the accusations against Tlaib, who at the time was a freshman state-level representative from the 12th District in Detroit’s Southwest side. The newspaper article was scrubbed from the internet when The Detroit News migrated to a new website but was available in a subscription-based digital archive...
Crazy Democrat Party Showing True Colors
There is no hiding the outrageous open borders and baby killing policies of the now far left Democrat party. Journalist Alex Newman says, “The crazy is now coming out of the closet. That’s why they want the open borders. They know they have lost the American people. They are now coming out of the closet with this kookiness. They kill babies, they praise a communist cop killer. . . . We knew this was the Democrat party. We knew that the elites held these crazy views, but the public at large didn’t. Now, they are revealing their true colors. . . . Democrats have now become a threat to the survival of our republic as a free republic. They have become a threat to the survival of our Constitution and our liberties. . . . It’s win or lose right now. That is the situation they are in. If they don’t succeed this time around, I think they realize too many people are going to wake up, and they are going to be in major trouble. So, they are just going for it all the way right now--full stop. It really is a fight to the finish, and I think they are hoping with voter fraud, illegal immigration and brain washing of the kids, they can still pull this off. . . . The reality is people are waking up in huge numbers, and they can’t contain it anymore, even with censorship of the internet. . . . People are hungry for the truth, and people know they have been lied to.” Join Greg hunter as he goes One-on-One with Alex Newman, International Correspondent for The New American Magazine.
‘Black Hawk Down’ mission veterans hit back at Ilhan Omar’s criticisms
Nate Madden · April 26, 2019
Kerem Yucel | AFP via Getty Images
Veterans of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu are hitting back at 2017 criticisms that surfaced earlier this week from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., which appeared to attack their role in the conflict.
As reported by Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel, a 2017 tweet from Somali-American Omar reads “he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day!” in response to a story commemorating the loss of 19 U.S. service members during the two-day operation. She added the hashtag “#NotTodaySatan.”
“In helping her tribe, we had to eliminate those who were bad,” former U.S. Delta Force operator Kyle Lamb told the Washington Examiner in reponse to Omar’s criticisms. “She should be thankful we were there to help her people.”
United States forces were in Somalia as part of United Nations peacekeeping efforts in 1993 when they were attacked by Somali militiamen. The original mission was to ensure that food aid sent to the struggling country would not be hijacked before it reached the people it was supposed to feed.
18 U.S. personnel died in the main battle, and one was later killed by a mortar round. Two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters were shot down in the firefight, leading to the title of the 1999 book and 2001 major motion picture that immortalized the efforts of elite fighters in Task Force Ranger during the battle.
“I really am offended, truly offended, by her comment and her thought that thousands were killed by us,” retired Army Ranger Colonel Danny McKnight told the outlet. “Not true. Not true at all.”
A 1997 story at the Philadelphia Inquirer estimates that around 500 Somalis diedthroughout the course of the battle.
McKnight also explained to the Washington Examiner that the Battle of Mogadishu wasn’t just a single fight, contrary to what was implied in Omar’s tweet. In reality, there were multiple confrontations between U.S. and Somali forces.
“We had six fights before we ever got to number seven, which is the one known as ‘Black Hawk Down,'” he said. “I think [Omar’s] idea was that there was really one that just took place.”
Omar’s comments were unearthed by the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). The full story can be found here.
“As a nation, we and our political leadership should be proud of what we did there,” pilot Mike Durant, who was beaten and captured after his Black Hawk was downed in the fighting, told IPT. “We put our most precious resource on the line to help starving people. In return, my friends’ remains and those of my comrades were dragged through the streets.”
“I do not hold all Somalis accountable for the actions of a few,” Durant added, “but I certainly take issue with the remarks of Congresswoman Omar.”
Johnny is a Conservative
A teacher asked her class how many of them were Bernie Sanders fans.
Not really knowing what a Bernie Sanders fan is, but wanting to be
liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for
The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different...again.
Little Johnny said, 'Because I'm not a Bernie Sanders fan.'
The teacher asked, 'Why aren't you a Bernie Sanders fan?'
Johnny said, 'Because I'm a Conservative.'
The teacher asked him why he's a Conservative.
Little Johnny answered, 'Well, my Mom's a Conservative and my Dad's a
Conservative, so I'm a Conservative.'
Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked, 'If your Mom was a Moron
and your Dad was an idiot, what would that make you?'
Little Johnny replied, 'A Bernie Sanders fan.
ILHAN OMAR BRACES FOR RESULTS OF CAMPAIGN-FINANCE PROBE
Accused of spending political money on divorce lawyer, travel
Published: 5 hours ago
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota (Official portrait)
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., marched into Congress demanding the House change its rules so she could dress as she wanted and later made anti-Semitic comments that prompted a resolution.
Now she’s facing an investigation into complaints she spent campaign funds on her divorce lawyer as well as personal travel.
Sinclair Broadcasting Group reported the results of the investigation will be announced as early as next month.
“The complaints were filed last year, while Omar cruised to election to the House of Representatives, by a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Steve Drazkowski. In referring Omar to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia,” the report said.
“Drazkowski’s filing of the two complaints followed an earlier episode in which Omar repaid $2,500 for honoraria she received for speeches at colleges that receive state funding, a violation of ethics rules for Minnesota lawmakers.”
Drazkowski told Sinclair he saw a pattern of Omar not following the law, the report said.
“She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it,” he said.
It is the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board that conducted the investigation, Sinclair said. As a practice, it does not confirm or deny investigations.
Nolte: Reuters Reporter Covered Up Damaging Beto Info During Texas Senate Race
17 Mar 2019
Reuters reporter admits he offered to hide damaging information about Beto O’Rourke during the Democrat’s tight Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).On Friday morning, Reuters journalist Joseph Menn broke the news that, as a teen, O’Rourke, who is now a freshly-minted 2020 presidential candidate, was part of a secret hacking group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow.
Since publication, Reuters has also been forced to admit their reporter, who was on leave at the time, knew all about O’Rourke’s hacker past during the 2018 Texas Senate race but offered not to reveal it until after the race:
Reuters Drops Bombshell Beto Story, Makes Shock Admission Why They Held onto Story for over a YearAfter more than a year of reporting, Menn persuaded O’Rourke to talk on the record. In an interview in late 2017, O’Rourke acknowledged that he was a member of the group, on the understanding that the information would not be made public until after his Senate race against Ted Cruz in November 2018.…
“While I was looking into the Cult of the Dead Cow, I found out that they had a member who was sitting in Congress. I didn’t know which one. But I knew that they had a member of Congress.
“And then I figured out which one it was. And the members of the group wouldn’t talk to me about who it was. They wouldn’t confirm that it was this person unless I promised that I wouldn’t write about it until after the November election. That’s because the member of Congress had decided to run for Senate. Beto O’Rourke is who it was.
“I met Beto O’Rourke. I said ‘I’m writing a book about Cult of the Dead Cow, I think it’s really interesting. I know you were in this group. This book is going to publish after November and your Senate race is over. And he said, ‘OK.’
The key sentence there is: “And then I figured out which one it was.”
So, even before he made a deal with O’Rourke to cover up his criminal past (stealing credit card numbers, etc.), Menn knew it was O’Rourke he was looking for. And all throughout the consequential Texas Senate campaign, Menn chose to hide that information from voters.
In other words, it was not as though Menn fingered O’Rourke after he agreed to hold off on publishing. It was not as though Menn had to make this agreement in order to be informed of O’Rourke’s participation in the group. Under those circumstances, Menn choosing to hide this information would still be a questionable journalistic decision when you consider the bigger moral world of a political race that might have decided which party held the U.S. Senate, but you can excuse Menn keeping his word to a source.
By Menn’s own telling, though, we know that is not what happened; we know he “figured out which one it was” before he “promised [not to] write about it until after the November election.”
Menn’s currently digging an even deeper hole for himself on Twitter.
“No one in [D.C.] would talk about O’Rourke until I promised not to publish before the 2018 election. That was OK: I wanted the full story for my book, which spans decades, rather than 1 scoop ahead of a state vote,” Menn tweeted.
Oh, okay, let’s hide this information because … book.
Can’t you just feel The Journalism?
Menn also admits the embargo was his idea. Even though he already knew of O’Rourke’s criminal past, it was this so-called “journalist” who suggested the story not be published until after the election.
“To be clear, I offered @BetoORourke an embargo because it was for a book I was on leave to write, not for my day job, and because no one else who knew would confirm the facts before the election.”
Menn, however, also claims “I did not have the story before the November election because no one would talk.” But he knew it was O’Rourke before he made the deal, before he interviewed the O’Rourke, and all during the Texas Senate race, so I’m not sure what that even means.
Maybe it means he didn’t have the story nailed down, but publishing stories that are not nailed down has become a résumé enhancer during the Trump era. Besides, there are other ways to nail down a story that do not involve colluding with a politician to hide the truth from the public.
It is also worth noting that in his Friday story, Menn and Reuters go out of their way to gloss over the criminality O’Rourke was involved in. It is treated as an adventure, a Kool Kids vs. The Man growth experience, even as they stole intellectual property and “other peoples’ phone-company credit card numbers and five-digit calling codes to place free calls.”
My guess is that those stolen credit cards did not all belong to America’s Bernie Madoffs; that a lot of innocent people got screwed, including their credit scores.
To be clear, my only complaint here is media bias. We all know The Fake Hispanic’s criminality would have led the story if he were a Republican. Personally, I don’t care what a 46-year-old man did as a teenager. Heaven knows I made enough mistakes of my own at that age. But, while he admits he is “not proud” of his hacker past, Mr. Perpetual Journey of Self-Exploration, naturally, still explained to Reuters: “There’s just this profound value in being able to be apart from the system and look at it critically and have fun while you’re doing it… I think of the Cult of the Dead Cow as a great example of that.”
To the surprise of no one, CNN’s Brian Stelter, who has spent a full week bashing Fox News for not reporting on the same Stormy Daniels story a bunch of other outlets also could not nail down before the 2016 presidential election, is defending Menn’s cover-up:
Yessireee, Democrats sure got it good…
DID ILHAN OMAR MARRY HER BROTHER?
Records blocked but circumstantial evidence keeps claim alive
Published: 3 hours ago
Freshman U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has become known to many Americans for her anti-Semitic remarks, but when she ran for a state legislative seat in 2016 and Congress last year, she was confronted with charges that she had committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother.
Omar vehemently denies the claim, and her suppression of records has hindered any official verification. Nevertheless, investigations by conservative media outlets PJ Media and Alpha News have uncovered evidence that even the Associated Press has found compelling.
One week after Omar became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature, an anonymous post appeared on a Somali community discussion site claiming the man to whom she was married at the time, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, was her brother.
In a 2013 Instragram post, Ilhan Omar refers to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi as an uncle to her children.
The Powerline blog followed up, asking whether Omar was married to two men, Elmi and Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her three children.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis examined Omar’s marital records, which showed she had been legally married to Elmi since 2009 but never been legally married to Hirsi.
The paper concluded, however, there was no evidence that Elmi is Omar’s brother.
The rumors, nevertheless, persisted, and during her 2018 election campaign for Congress, Republicans in her 5th District launched a website presenting evidence.
The Minnesota Republicans said they had turned over documents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minnesota “implicating Ilhan Omar in multiple state and federal felonies, including tax fraud, immigration fraud, healthcare fraud and FAFSA fraud.”
In August 2016, Omar’s campaign issued a “response from Omar” statement on her website:
In 2002, when I was 19 years old, Ahmed Hirsi (whose name before he received citizenship was Ahmed Aden), the father of my children and love of my life, and I, applied for a marriage license, but we never finalized the application and thus were never legally married. In 2008, we decided to end our relationship in our faith tradition after reaching an impasse in our life together.
I entered into a relationship with a British citizen, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, and married him legally in 2009. Our relationship ended in 2011 and we divorced in our faith tradition. After that, he moved home to England. I have yet to legally divorce Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, but am in the process of doing so. Insinuations that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi is my brother are absurd and offensive.
Since 2011, I am happy to say that I have reconciled with Ahmed Hirsi, we have married in our faith tradition and are raising our family together. Like all families, we have had our ups and downs but we are proud to have come through it together.
In October 2018, the Associated Press asked Omar for immigration records and birth certificates. She refused to provide the immigration records and claimed birth certificates were lost during the Somali civil war.
Curiously, she also refused to provide AP with a list of her siblings. A Freedom of Information Act request for immigration records was returned to AP, explaining Omar or Elmi would need to authorize the release.
Omar told AP for the October 2018 article: “We choose not to further the narrative of those who oppose us.”
Omar was a child when her family fled Somalia amid civil war in 1991. She spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya and immigrated to the United States as a refugee in 1995. She became a citizen in 2000 at age 17.
The Obama administration did not investigate the claims, according to an Aug. 22, 2016, letter to her attorney at the time, AP reported. Asked if the Trump administration was investigating, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said it’s against Justice Department policy to publicly confirm or deny the existence of an investigation.
Elmi: I don’t recall being married
Reporting by PJ Media’s David Steinberg and Alpha News has uncovered evidence supporting the claim that Elmi is Omar’s brother.
PJ Media presented records showing Omar still lived with Hirsi throughout her marriage to Elmi.
And, PJ Media reported, official schools records support the claim Omar married her brother.
Further, PJ Media’s Steinberg presented strong evidence Omar committed perjury when she filed for divorce from Elmi in 2017.
In a sworn document, she claimed she had had no contact with him since 2011. However, photos posted on Instagram show Omar in London in 2014 with a man who appeared to be Elmi.
A 2014 Instagram post apparently shows Ilhan Omar with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in London.
After posting the photos, Alpha News reported in August 2016 it had received several emails from a man identifying himself as Ahmed Nur Said Elmi who demanded the news site remove the photos.
Elmi confirmed he is in the photos but insisted “no way am I affiliated with anyone in your articles.”
Strangely, he continued: “Nor do I recall being married to anyone. At least, from what I remember.”
In another report, Alpha News pointed to Instagram posts showing Omar and Elmi communicating via social media until October 2013. In some of the social media posts, Elmi refers to Omar’s two girls as his nieces, and Omar says in one he is the “best uncle.”
AP: ‘Possibility of a connection’
The left-leaning, fact-check site Snopes examined the claim that Omar married her brother and concluded it was “unverified.”
“We found no public records or credible sources contradicting Omar’s account of her past, nor any substantive evidence corroborating claims that Elmi is her brother or that their marriage was otherwise fraudulent,” Snopes said. “In addition, some of the claims offered in support of the rumor don’t seem to add up.”
However, the Associated Press noted the discrepancies in the claims of the Elmi who affirmed to Alpha News he was the man in the 2014 Instagram photos but didn’t know Omar.
AP said there were “several coincidences that suggest the possibility of a connection between Omar and the man who claimed he doesn’t know her.”
Among them, is that Elmi’s LinkedIn account said he went to North Dakota State University.
University records show both Elmi and Omar attended the school from August 2010 through May of 2012. Elmi’s LinkedIn account lists art as a major, which corresponds with university records.
AP then spotlighted the inconsistencies in Elmi’s claims:
The man who spoke with Alpha News gave the website a different birthdate and year of attendance. The university had no record of anyone with the name and birthdate given to Alpha News, and it had no record of anyone with his name attending school in 2005, the year he provided to Alpha News.
In addition, his Instagram account contains pictures of Minneapolis scenes that are dated in 2012; Elmi, Omar’s ex-husband, lived in Minneapolis in 2012, according to court records that show he was evicted from an apartment that year.
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Dolly Parton 'did not approve' Elizabeth Warren's campaign's use of '9 to 5'
Dolly Parton 'did not approve' Elizabeth Warren's use of hit song for 2020 campaignAccording to Dolly Parton's manager, the singer never gave Senator Elizabeth Warren permission to use her hit song '9 to 5' at a town hall rally in New York City. Parton, who is notorious for keeping both her music and herself out of politics, doesn't ever allow her songs to be involved with any political campaigns, regardless of party affiliation. Warren's campaign declined to comment on Parton's manager's response in regards to using the song.
When Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced her presidential run, she did so underscored by Dolly Parton’s working-class anthem “9 to 5.” The song seemed to sum up the spirit of a candidacy built on giving workers a fairer shake.
The only problem is that the artist didn’t give her permission to use the hit.
Parton’s manager, Danny Nozell, revealed that not only did Warren use the song without permission, but that the singer doesn't ever allow her songs to be involved with any political campaigns.
“We did not approve the request, and we do not approve requests like this of (a) political nature,” Nozell told The Associated Press.
Nozell, CEO of CTK Management, did not respond to a question about whether Parton's team might register any formal complaint about Warren's use of the song, which she played during a Friday town hall meeting in New York City.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., acknowledges cheers as she takes the stage during an event to formally launch her presidential campaign in Lawrence, Mass. (AP)
Parton is notorious for keeping both her music and herself out of politics. Following an appearance at the 2017 Emmys alongside “9 to 5” co-stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, the two bashed President Trump live on stage. Parton lightened the mood, saying: "Well, I know about support," the country legend said pointing at her chest.
"I don't voice my political opinions," she told Fox News at the time. "I just get out there and entertain. To me, that's what I do. I don't condemn them."
She elaborated in a recent interview with The Guardian saying:
“I’ve got as many Republican friends as I’ve got Democrat friends and I just don’t like voicing my opinion on things. I’ve seen things before, like the Dixie Chicks. You can ruin a career for speaking out,” she said. “I respect my audience too much for that, I respect myself too much for that. Of course I have my own opinions, but that don’t mean I got to throw them out there because you’re going to piss off half the people.”
If Parton escalates the matter, there's no shortage of precedent: The late Tom Petty reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., over the use of his song "American Girl" in her 2011 campaign, and former President George W. Bush got a similar letter from Petty over his choice of the singer's "I Won't Back Down" during the 2000 campaign.
President Trump has faced his own rejection from popular artists after taking office, most recently from Rihanna. She tweeted in November that "not for much longer" would her music be permitted to play at Trump rallies, and soon after her representatives reportedly sent their own cease-and-desist request.
The Warren campaign declined to comment on Nozell's response regarding its use of "9 to 5."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alexandria Ocasio Cortex has made a "list" of moderate Democrats who voted with Republicans on a bill. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez will bring the Democratic party down with her.
Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel blasts Ilhan Omar for use of ‘vile anti-Semitic slur’
March 3, 2019
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Democrat Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has once again sparked controversy and outrage after making overtly anti-Semitic remarks in a public setting.
Just as before, Omar has been called out for her public disparagement of Jewish people, but this time, she was also taken to task by a fellow Democrat who happens to not only be Jewish, but who is also the chairman of one of the committees to which Omar has been assigned.
The anti-Semitic trope of dual loyaltyNew York Magazine got the ball rolling by highlighting what Omar said while speaking with leftist supporters at a small event in Washington, during which she called into the question the loyalty of American Jews to the U.S.
“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar said.
That remark is arguably worse than her previous anti-Semitic remarks, as was noted by liberal writer Jonathan Chait. “Accusing Jews of ‘allegiance to a foreign country’ is a historically classic way of delegitimizing their participation in the political system,” wrote Chait.
“To believe in a strong American alliance with Israel (or Canada, or the United Kingdom, or any other country) is not the same thing as giving one’s allegiance to that country,” he added. “Omar is directly invoking the hoary myth of dual loyalty, in which the Americanness of Jews is inherently suspect, and their political participation must be contingent upon proving their patriotism.”
Chait compared this latest anti-Semitic trope from Omar with those she has uttered before, and found it to be the worst she has said thus far. After noting how she had apologized for the prior offensive statements, he concluded: “Whatever presumption of good faith she deserved last time should be gone now.”
Called out by her own committee chairmanThat notion put forward by Chait — that Omar has used up any good faith offered to her previously — seemed to be shared by the Jewish-American chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on which she sits, Democrat New York Rep. Eliot Engel.
In an official statement released on the committee website, Engel said: “I welcome debate in Congress based on the merits of policy, but it’s unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the U.S.-Israel relationship. We all take the same oath.”
“Worse, Representative Omar’s comments leveled that charge by invoking a vile anti-Semitic slur. This episode is especially disappointing following so closely on another instance of Ms. Omar seeming to invoke an anti-Semitic stereotype,” Engel continued. “Her comments were outrageous and deeply hurtful, and I ask that she retract them, apologize, and commit to making her case on policy issues without resorting to attacks that have no place in the Foreign Affairs Committee or the House of Representatives,” Engel added.
Will retribution be forthcoming?This is the second time within a month that Omar has been publicly chastised by Democrat leadership. Earlier this year, Omar faced outcry over several since-deleted tweets from the young congresswoman that not-so-subtly implied that pro-Israel Jewish lobbying firm AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) consistently used wealth to buy favor and influence with U.S. politicians.
It remains to be seen if Omar will apologize yet again for her offensive anti-Semitic remarks that questioned the loyalty of American Jews or those who support the nation of Israel.
It also remains to be seen if the congresswoman will face any sort of tangible retribution for her repeated offenses, such as being censured by fellow representatives, stripped of her assignment to the powerful foreign affairs committee, or even expelled from Congress entirely. Engel was absolutely correct to say that there is no place there for Omar’s brand of hateful rhetoric.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez offers high praise for British Labour leader with history of anti-Semitism
FEBRUARY 4, 2019 BY BEN MARQUIS
New York’s self-declared democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a tendency to pal around with public figures who openly espouse anti-Semitic views, including the organizers of the leftist Women’s March and fellow Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan...(Read More...)
Chuck Schumer’s top aide forced to resign over ‘inappropriate’ behavior
February 3, 2019Pete Labrozzi / CCL
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s communications director was quietly forced to resign after the midterm elections over accusations of “inappropriate encounters” with other members of Schumer’s staff.
Schumer aide forced outAccording to a Schumer representative, House resigned shortly after the elections in November. “Upon learning that he had inappropriate encounters within the office and that it was making some staff uncomfortable, he was asked to leave,” a spokesman told Fox News this week.
Exactly what is meant by “inappropriate encounters” remains unclear. The alleged behavior that led to House’s resignation has not been disclosed, and no legal charges have been filed.
But the Huffington Post, which broke the story on Friday citing insider sources, reported that the encounters were “sexual.” Based on House’s public statement, the forced resignation seems to have been warranted.
House’s apologyAfter the HuffPo story broke, House issued a formal apology for his behavior. “I absolutely loved my time working in the Senate and it was the honor of my life. I deeply regret the mistakes I made on the number of occasions when I had too much to drink, and I apologize to anyone who was affected by my behavior,” he said in a statement on Friday.
“I have always respected all of my colleagues and I was horrified to learn that I made anyone feel uncomfortable. In the past three months, I’ve stopped drinking and I’ve committed to making myself a better colleague and person,” he added.
House served as Schumer’s communication’s director for the past six years. Prior to that, he did similar work for Democratic Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) during his 2008 presidential campaign, and former Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH), during his Senate campaign.
Dead weightHouse is just the latest top aide of a high-ranking Democrat to be ousted.
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who recently announced her 2020 presidential bid, lost one of her senior advisers in December. According to reports, Larry Wallace resigned after The Sacramento Bee began inquiring about a $400,000 harassment lawsuit filed against him in 2016 during his stint at the California Department of Justice.
According to reports which surfaced last summer, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) quietly fired her longtime driver several years ago after the individual came to be suspected of being a Chinese spy.
In late 2017, Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) was accused of keeping her chief-of-staff on payroll even after several female staffers accused him of harassing behavior. He eventually resigned after media outlets picked up the story.
Former Mayor Admits to Having Affair With Kamala Harris, Boosting Her Career
How will Democrats react to this? Will they blow it off or…yeah, they’ll blow it off.
January 26, 2019
By John Salvatore
California Senator Kamala Harris (D) is running for president in 2020. In the past, she has been accused of not taking care of a problem involving sexual harassment while serving as attorney general of the Golden State.
Also, she recently asked a Catholic judge to rescind his Knights of Columbus membership.
Now, Harris has another problem…
From Free Beacon:
Former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown broke his silence on his relationship with Democratic senator Kamala Harris on Saturday, admitting in his weekly column that he used his powerful post to boost her young career when they dated.
Brown, who was openly in an extramarital relationship with Harris when he was speaker of the California State Assembly and running for mayor, had avoided commenting on his relationship with Harris since she announced her run for president a week ago. Harris has also managed to avoid addressing the role Brown played in the early stages of her political career.
Brown goes on to address the fact that he appointed Harris, who was just a few years out of law school and working at the Alameda County district attorney’s office, to two well-paid posts on California state commissions and later helped her in her first election.
Brown notes, “Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”
Will Democrats find this issue to be a problem for Kamala?
It’s not okay to be Christian in Donald Trump’s America. Just ask Harris and Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii.
From Daily Caller:
Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California submitted written questions in December to Brian Buescher, an Omaha lawyer nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, proposing that he resign his affiliation with the knights, which they call an “all male society” that “has taken a number of extreme positions” on social questions.
Harris’s father is Jamaican and her mother is Indian.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews basically wants to know if she’s black enough.
Matthews: “Is she seen as African American? Is she seen as African American?”
Imagine if a Republican commentator said this.
Kamala is one of the top ethics violators of 2018.
From Daily Wire:
According to a nonpartisan watchdog group, two Democratic senators were the “top ethics violators of 2018” because they solicited donations by trumpeting their antagonism to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation during the hearings to confirm him. Those two senators were — drum roll — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
Get Off The Bus Nancy
List: 30 Democrats From 38 Member Hispanic Caucus Are On Tropical Retreat In Puerto Rico As Shutdown Continues
JANUARY 14, 2019 10:40 AM
President Trump is working around the clock during the government shutdown trying to negotiate with Pelosi and Schumer to secure border wall funding.
The Democrats however, are partying at a beach resort in Puerto Rico on day 22 of the government shutdown.
This is the longest government shutdown in US history because Pelosi and Schumer refuse to compromise on a border wall — a wall they were in favor of only a few years back.
The Democrats don’t care about the 800,000 federal workers who are currently not receiving a paycheck.
Democrat Senator Bob Menendez was spotted hanging out with a bikini-clad “colleague” on the beach in Puerto Rico three weeks into the shutdown without a care in the world.
The Hispanic Caucus of liberal Democrats is holding their retreat at a posh tropical resort while American government workers are suffering.
Fox News producer David McAlpine tweeted:
The event is taking place in a seaside resort where rooms go for $429 a night. Food is being provided.
30 of the Congressional members made the trip.
Here is a list of the 38 Hispanic Caucus members — All Democrats:
Chair: Joaquín Castro (TX-20) (D) 1st Vice Chair Ruben Gallego (AZ-7) (D)
2nd Vice Chair Nanette Barragán (CA-44) (D)
Whip Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) (D)
Freshman Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16) (D)
Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03) (D)
Jim Costa (CA-16) (D)
Salud Carbajal (CA-24) (D)
Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) (D)
Grace Napolitano (CA-32) (D)
Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) (D)
Norma Torres (CA-35) (D)
Raul Ruiz (CA-36) (D)
Linda Sánchez (CA-38) (D)
Gil Cisneros (CA-39) (D)
Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) (D)
Lou Correa (CA-46) (D)
Mike Levin (CA-49) (D)
Juan Vargas (CA-51) (D)
Darren Soto (FL-9) (D)
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26) (D)
Michael San Nicolas (Guam-At large)
Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) (D)
Lori Trahan (MA-3) (D)
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada) (D)
Albio Sires (NJ-8) (D)
Senator Bob Menéndez (New Jersey) (D)
Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2) (D)
Ben Ray Luján (NM-3) (D)
Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) (D)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) (D)
José Serrano (NY-15) (D)
Northern Mariana Islands:
Gregorio Sablan (MP-At large) (D)
Vicente González (TX-15) (D)
Henry Cuellar (TX-28) (D)
Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) (D)
Filemon Vela, Jr. (TX-34) (D)
FBI Corruption Probe Indicts a Top Tallahassee Democrat
BY: Paul Crookston
December 12, 2018 1:38 pm
A federal investigation into top circles of Tallahassee politics has led to the indictment and arrest of one of Florida's most prominent Democrats.
Tallahassee City Commissioner and former Mayor Scott Mddox, who used to be the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, was indicted on Tuesday by a federal grand jury on public corruption charges, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. Paige Carter-Smith, executive director of the Downtown Improvement Authority Executive, was also charged in the 44-count indictment as part of the City Hall probe, according to federal court documents.
It’s unclear whether the FBI’s probe into Tallahassee city politics is coming to a close or just getting started.
Maddox was arrested Wednesday morning by FBI agents and Carter-Smith was scheduled to surrender to the FBI the same morning, according to court documents. They are scheduled to first appear before a judge this afternoon.
Maddox denied the charges back in February, and Carter-Smith’s lawyer said she will be cleared.
With Maddox indicted, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, Florida’s junior senator-elect, could suspend him from office. If he did so, Tallahassee city commissioners could appoint someone to fill his place on their five-person commission, and if they don't within 20 days, the governor would then have the option to do so.
This comes more than a year after the grand jury subpoenaed the city for Maddox’s communications with aides, including Carter-Smith.
The Democrat has reported extensively on the corruption probe’s look at Maddox’s alleged pay-to-play scheme, which involved a public relations firm he started and companies such as Uber Technologies:
In February, the Democrat obtained federal court documents showing Maddox and Carter-Smith were central figures in its public corruption probe. A search warrant affidavit for Maddox’s personal emails and texts said the two engaged in a pay-to-play scheme involving their firm, Governance, Inc., and city vendors. The affidavit was sealed by a federal magistrate judge but later inadvertently posted on a federal court website.
The FBI alleged that Maddox sold Governance, a firm he started in 1999 when he was mayor, to Carter-Smith sometime between 2010 and 2012. But he continued to secretly control the company and profit from it, the documents said. Over a roughly five-year span, Governance made nearly $400,000 in payments to Maddox or Maddox and his wife and nearly $200,000 more to his family members.
The affidavit said Maddox took official actions to benefit a "ride share delivery service" that appeared to be Uber Technologies but was identified only as "Company One." It also referred to a "waste services provider" that appeared to be Waste Pro USA but was identified only as "Company Three."
While Tallahassee’s city commission was revising regulations on vehicles for hire, Uber hired Carter-Smith to be on its lobbying and consulting team, although she never registered as a lobbyist. When an ordinance with provisions favorable to Uber came up later on, Maddox voted in favor of it.
The trash vendor Waste Pro paid Governance more than $170,000, according to court documents, and it is cooperating with investigators.
Maddox’s indictment is not a surprise to many following the corruption scandal. He has been photographed with undercover FBI agents and was even recorded telling one of them to pay $20,000 per month to Governance.
"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely. His sly whispers rustling through all the alleys heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men.” Cicero, speech to the Roman Senate
We are NOT describing DONALD TRUMP, but THE AMERICAN NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY HATING GLOBALIST, NWO TRAITORS INFESTING THE DEEP STATE!
Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell discusses FBI official Lisa Page’s testimony on Capitol Hill and how the DOJ withheld text messages from Congress.
Nancy Pelosi Defends Violent MS-13 Gang
Fact-Check Scorns ‘Girl From the Bronx’ Socialist Icon, Actually Grew Up in 8th Wealthiest County
BY BENJAMIN ARIE
JUNE 30, 2018 AT 1:04PM
Bernie Sanders is so 2016. The left has found a new socialist darling: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Latina from New York, who pulled off an upset victory in the Democrat primary against incumbent Joe Crowley, has a lot of things going for her … at least if you don’t mind backing disastrous economic policies.
She looks good on television. She checks several “diversity” boxes at once. And, not unlike a once-obscure candidate named Barack H. Obama, she’s working overtime to sell the public on an underdog story about growing up in low-class America.
Obama expertly swept his time studying overseas and living in idyllic Hawaii under the rug, and instead presented himself as a product of inner city Chicago. It wasn’t all a lie, but neither was it entirely the truth.
It seems Ocasio-Cortez is taking a page from the same playbook, with the Bronx replacing Obama’s Chicago. She’s trying hard to tout her scrappy upbringing and “woman of the people” image, with one glaring problem: She didn’t grow up so blue collar after all....(Read More...)
SOROS STEAMS THAT TRUMP’S “REVOLUTION IN WORLD AFFAIRS” IS SUCCEEDING
June 22, 2018 by Tyler Durden
Soros is lamenting that his desired world order is under threat because of Trump.
Expressing frustration that “everything that could go wrong has gone wrong”, the billionaire financier of countless Color Revolutions all across the world told the Washington Post that he was “living in [his] own bubble” because he failed to foresee Trump’s meteoric rise. Fearful that Trump “is willing to destroy the world”, as he put it, he vowed to “redouble [his] efforts” in pouring millions of dollars into opposing everything that the President stands for all across the world.
While the Hungarian-American might come off as full of doom and gloom in his interview, he actually has a reason to feel that way because Trump has single-handedly presided over the dismantlement of the Liberal-Globalist world order that Soros has worked for decades to build, destroying the old paradigm of Trans-Atlantic relations in a simple spree of tweets and presiding over the return of Christian morals, ethics, and values in American society, ideas that are absolutely anathema to the atheist billionaire.
From Soros’ perspective, Trump is indeed destroying the world, albeit not in the apocalyptic sense like he’s implying but in the ideological one of pioneering a completely new world order than the one that the President inherited.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama congratulates U.S. President Donald Trump after he took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC Obama, who can be regarded as Soros’ surrogate in the White House, worked towards building a world where the US bows before the authority of the UN on many (but crucially, not all) key issues such as climate change and sustainable development agendas, heralding in a new multilateralism that would have moved International Relations closer to a so-called “one world government”, albeit one that would still be largely under indirect American influence.
Concurrent with this, the Obama-Soros vision was to have the media attack all of their opponents as “racist, fascist, white supremacists” for daring to think that the future might be different, but then all of a sudden Trump came along and committed to undoing their legacy.
The world that Trump wants to build is one of unrestricted American unilateralism in “Leading from the Front” while unabashedly pioneering a return to unipolarity, righting what he truly believes to have been the many historic wrongs that Obama, Soros, and all the others before him committed in voluntarily handicapping American power through lopsided trade deals and various other unfair commitments.
All told, this global recalibration can rightly be described as a “Revolution in World Affairs” because of the “new thinking” involved in guiding America’s policies from here on out.
Source: Zero Hedge
Soros is lamenting that his desired world order is under threat because of Trump.
Expressing frustration that “everything that could go wrong has gone wrong”, the billionaire financier of countless Color Revolutions all across the world told the Washington Post that he was “living in [his] own bubble” because he failed to foresee Trump’s meteoric rise. Fearful that Trump “is willing to destroy the world”, as he put it, he vowed to “redouble [his] efforts” in pouring millions of dollars into opposing everything that the President stands for all across the world.
While the Hungarian-American might come off as full of doom and gloom in his interview, he actually has a reason to feel that way because Trump has single-handedly presided over the dismantlement of the Liberal-Globalist world order that Soros has worked for decades to build, destroying the old paradigm of Trans-Atlantic relations in a simple spree of tweets and presiding over the return of Christian morals, ethics, and values in American society, ideas that are absolutely anathema to the atheist billionaire.
From Soros’ perspective, Trump is indeed destroying the world, albeit not in the apocalyptic sense like he’s implying but in the ideological one of pioneering a completely new world order than the one that the President inherited.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama congratulates U.S. President Donald Trump after he took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DCObama, who can be regarded as Soros’ surrogate in the White House, worked towards building a world where the US bows before the authority of the UN on many (but crucially, not all) key issues such as climate change and sustainable development agendas, heralding in a new multilateralism that would have moved International Relations closer to a so-called “one world government”, albeit one that would still be largely under indirect American influence.
Concurrent with this, the Obama-Soros vision was to have the media attack all of their opponents as “racist, fascist, white supremacists” for daring to think that the future might be different, but then all of a sudden Trump came along and committed to undoing their legacy.
The world that Trump wants to build is one of unrestricted American unilateralism in “Leading from the Front” while unabashedly pioneering a return to unipolarity, righting what he truly believes to have been the many historic wrongs that Obama, Soros, and all the others before him committed in voluntarily handicapping American power through lopsided trade deals and various other unfair commitments.
All told, this global recalibration can rightly be described as a “Revolution in World Affairs” because of the “new thinking” involved in guiding America’s policies from here on out.
Source: Zero Hedge
Florida Democrat Arrested For Threatening to Murder Republican Congressman’s Children
Jun 25, 2018
A Florida man was arrested on Tuesday after he reportedly threatened to kill Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL) and his three minor children. Police say Laurence Key of Stuart, Florida, called Congressman Mast’s DC office out of anger regarding President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, and told the office intern, “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.”
Along with making death threats against the Congressman and his children, documents filed in the US District Court reveal that Key placed 478 phone calls to Mast’s office.
According to the Federal Complaint that was filed, while being questioned by an FBI investigator, Key said, “Mast should be separated from his kids” for supporting Trump’s immigration policy.
The complaint also notes that on Monday, Key placed calls to Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson.
A quick look at Key’s social media reveals that he is a registered Democrat who is very politically active in Florida. Key is a regular volunteer for the Democratic Party of Martin County and has also volunteered with Planned Parenthood.
However, this isn’t the first time a Democrat has used violence to lash out against Republicans. One year ago, James Hodgkinson, a left-wing activist and Bernie Sanders supporter brought a gun to the Congressional Baseball Game practice and shot Congressman Steve Scalise, seriously injuring him.
On Wednesday, actor and Democrat Peter Fonda reacted to President Trump’s immigration policy by tweeting that he’d like to see Barron Trump ripped from the First Lady’s arms and thrown in a cage with pedophiles.
Key has been charged with communication of a threat to kidnap or injure a person. Congressman Mast has one daughter and two sons, all of who are under 10 years old.
Congressman Mast’s office declined to comment, emphasizing that the matter is still an active investigation.
Democratic Rep. Esty says she won't seek re-election after abuse claims against ex-staffer
By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News
Elizabeth Esty will not seek reelection amid harassment caseRep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., announced Monday that she would not seek re-election this November amid accusations that she failed to protect her female staffers from a former chief of staff accused of harassment and abuse.
In statement posted on Facebook, Esty said: "I have determined that it is in the best interest of my constituents and my family to end my time in Congress at the end of this year and not seek re-election."
Esty had come under pressure to resign after reports by the Connecticut Post and The Washington Post revealed that Esty allowed her then-chief of staff, Tony Baker, to remain on the job in May 2016 despite knowledge of allegations that he physically harmed and threatened to "kill" another staffer.
"Too many women have been harmed by harassment in the workplace," Esty wrote. "In the terrible situation in my office, I could have and should have done better. To the survivor, I want to express my strongest apology for letting you down."
National Republican Congressional Committee spokesman Matt Gorman said Esty's announcement marked "a sad day for Connecticut's 5th district.
"Elizabeth Esty's coverup over her staffer's domestic violence scandal was as reprehensible as it was morally bankrupt," Gorman said. "The NRCC is ready to win this competitive seat this fall. Democrats won't be able to distance themselves from the stain Esty left on their brand."
Esty has represented the district since 2013. A Republican was last elected to the seat in 2004. The district includes Newtown, where the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre occurred. Esty has been a vocal advocate for stronger gun laws but has been mostly unable to pass any new federal legislation since the December 2012 shooting. She recently attended President Donald Trump's White House meeting on guns and other issues following the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.
Connecticut Democrats praised Esty's decision not to seek re-election.
"The truth is, too many facts about how this incident was handled fall short of appropriate standards for responsible and responsive leadership," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who had not publicly called for Esty to resign.
"Congresswoman Esty made a difficult decision, but the right one for her and the constituents of her District," Rep. Rosa DeLauro said in a statement.
Earlier Monday, Esty asked the House Ethics Committee to determine whether she did anything wrong in handling Baker's firing.
In her letter to committee members, Esty said she learned through a third party in 2016 about possible misconduct by Baker involving a former staffer, who worked in her office from January 2013 to March 2015. Esty has said she fired Baker three months later after receiving an internal investigation report that revealed improper behavior by Baker that affected multiple female staffers.
However, news reports last week revealed that Baker received a $5,000 taxpayer-funded severance payment from Esty, as well as a recommendation that landed him a job at the pro-gun control group Sandy Hook Promise. Staffers said Esty repaid the federal government last week with her personal funds.
Before news of the controversy broke, Esty had issued press releases calling for tougher harassment protections for congressional staffers and was among those demanding that then-U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., resign amid allegations of misconduct.
A spokesman for Baker, the former chief of staff, told the Connecticut Post and The Washington Post that he denies some of the allegations. A phone number listed for a Tony Baker in Columbus, Ohio, where the spokesman said the former chief of staff was living, was disconnected.
An aide to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told Fox News that Esty informed Pelosi of her decision to not seek re-election in a phone conversation Monday. Earlier, Pelosi commended Esty's former employee Anna Kain for coming forward and telling her story, but stopped short of calling on the congresswoman to resign.
"As Congresswoman Esty has acknowledged, her actions did not protect Ms. Kain and should have," Pelosi said in a written statement. "Congresswoman Esty has now appropriately requested an expedited review by the Ethics Committee."
Fox News' Mike Emanuel and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Documents: FBI Carefully Planned Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Trip, Tried To Cover It Up
Mar 18, 2018
President Bill Clinton, Facebook
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) under director James Comey carefully plotted logistics and security for President Bill Clinton’s meeting on an airplane tarmac with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the 2016 campaign.
The FBI then attempted to cover up the tarmac meeting by targeting a Bureau whistleblower. The FBI worked with its offices around the country to execute the plan.
Breaking Judicial Watch emails (READ THEM HERE) show an FBI plot to cover up Bill Clinton’s meeting with Lynch, which Lynch claimed was just about golf and grandchildren.
“Judicial Watch states The new FBI documents show FBI officials were concerned about a leak that Bill Clinton delayed his aircraft taking off in order to “maneuver” a meeting with the attorney general. The resulting story in the Observer is seemingly confirmed and causes a flurry of emails about the source of the article. FBI official(s) write “we need to find that guy” and that the Phoenix FBI office was contacted “in an attempt to stem any further damage.” Another FBI official, working on AG Lynch’s security detail, suggests instituting non-disclosure agreements. The names of the emails authors are redacted. There are no documents showing concern about the meeting itself,” Judicial Watch stated.
“The FBI originally informed Judicial Watch they could not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting,” the nonprofit group added.
A knowledgeable FBI insider tells Big League Politics that it was bizarre and completely revealing that different security units, including apparent city police departments, were contacted about security detail for the trip before it happened:
“The email (dated Sunday July 03, 2016 2:06pm), list recipients who are redacted but they didn’t redact the general locations of the email. The locations are (SECD) which is Security Detail but the others are more interesting (LV) Las Vegas, (NY) New York, (HO) Houston, (CG) Chicago, and (WF) Washington Field. That leads to only, two possibilities. One, additional SWAT teams were supplementing the Phoenix trip. That would be a lot of man power for such a routine trip. Why so much? Two, there were different legs of that trip or previous trips that were of concern!”
The insider is also concerned about the level of access ABC News had to the Justice Department, with the news agency acting as a kind of warning system for DOJ officials that a scandal was breaking out:
“First, the email (dated June 28th, 2016 1:14pm), which is from Mike Levine to several DOJ emails. How does Mike Levine of ABC News have such direct lines of communication with so many DOJ big wigs. I can understand him having a source’s phone number at the DOJ but it’s like he’s a DOJ employee sending out an all agency heads up.”
Big League Politics reported that an audiotape exists of the President’s conversation with Loretta Lynch on the plane, but the National Security Agency (NSA) refuses to release it.
BOMBSHELL: Female Democrat Behind #MeToo Under Investigation For Sexually Assaulting Men"
She looked at me for a second and said, 'I've set a goal for myself to f*** you.'"
February 8, 2018 A female California Democratic lawmaker who played a prominent role in launching the #MeToo movement is currently under a #MeToo investigation herself for allegedly sexually harassing and groping two men, a former staffer and a prominent lobbyist. In its bombshell report on the investigation, Politico notes that the high-profile lawmaker's alleged hypocrisy "threatens to seriously damage the nationwide movement that has been credited with bringing the issue of sexual harassment into the open."
California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, who was featured on the cover of Time magazine's "Silence Breakers" to honor her role as one of the first lawmakers to speak out against sexual harassment, is, as Politico describes her, "a powerful Democratic lawmaker" who serves as chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and "one of Sacramento’s leading voices on the #MeToo issue." She was one of hundreds of women from her area who signed a letter declaring "#WeSaidEnough" in protestation of sexual harassment and has claimed to have personally been a victim of harassment.
However, Garcia is also herself currently under investigation after two men accused her of sexual misconduct. Daniel Fierro of Cerritos, a former staffer to Assemblyman Ian Calderon, told Politico that in 2014, when he was 25, Garcia groped him after an Assembly softball game:
He said she cornered him alone after the annual Assembly softball game in Sacramento as he attempted to clean up the dugout. Fierro, who said Garcia appeared inebriated, said she began stroking his back, then squeezed his buttocks and attempted to touch his crotch before he extricated himself and quickly left.
And Fierro isn't the only man leveling charges at Garcia. A man Politico describes as a "prominent Sacramento lobbyist," who spoke on the condition of anonymity, has also come forward to accuse Garcia of groping him in May 2017:
The lobbyist, who represents a major industry association, said that Garcia appeared to have been drinking heavily at a fundraiser hosted by Governor Jerry Brown for state Senator Josh Newman at the de Veres bar in Sacramento. He said he was heading out the door in part to avoid the assemblywoman — who had been increasingly “flirtatious” and had called him on a few occasions before for late night drinks which he repeatedly declined.
“She came back and was whispering real close and I could smell the booze and see she was pretty far gone,’’ he said. “She looked at me for a second and said, “I’ve set a goal for myself to fuck you.”
At that point, Garcia “stepped in front of me and reaches out and is grabbing for my crotch,’’ he said. That was “the line in the sand,” according to the lobbyist, and he stopped her. “I was four inches from her, eyeball to eyeball -- and I said, ‘That ain’t gonna happen.’”
Garcia issued a statement Thursday in response to the reports of the investigation into her alleged sexual misconduct.
"Every complaint about sexual harassment should be taken seriously and I will participate fully in any investigation that takes place," she said in the statement. "The details of these claims have never been brought to my attention until today. I can confirm that I did attend the 2014 legislative softball game with a number of members and my staff. I can also say I have zero recollection of engaging in inappropriate behavior and such behavior is inconsistent with my values."
One of Garcia's spokeswomen clarified afterward that the assemblywoman had in fact been aware of the report to the Assembly Rules committee, but wasn't aware of the "details" of the complaints against her.
Read the full report here.
Dem’s DACA Beans Spilled: Amnesty Key To Liberal Election Schemes
By Andrew West January 11, 2018
For ages, the liberal left has been employing one dastardly tactic after another in order to maintain some relevance in an increasingly conservative American landscape.You see, the left’s progressive ideologies cannot, by nature, be proven effective until they are enacted – a proposition that much of America is uncomfortable with due to the content of the characters who openly advocate for such change. The risk versus reward is skewed heavily, almost undeniably to the risk end of the spectrum, making a a wholesale maneuvering of all of America’s eggs into the left’s basket is just plain foolish.
That is why the left has such a hard time with elections; they simply cannot win over large swaths of American voters due to their bizarre, idealistic ramblings.
Instead of attempting to convince the vastness of America that they are correct, the left chooses instead to divide the nation into tiny, manageable sections of voters in horrifically bigoted ways. They will fight for the feminist vote by adjusting the democratic party’s appearance to be more women-friendly. Then, after they’ve secured these votes, they do the same with the LGBTQ community. Then, once they have that demographic in their pocket, they’ll split them as well by putting a profound emphasis on the transgender community that falls within the larger bounds of the LGBTQ group, in hopes of dividing and conquering these American demographics separately.
Never mind the fact that the transgender community’s goals run completely perpendicular to the already-in-the-bag feminists. The left just wants the votes.
One of the largest voter groups that the left attempted to tackle in recent decades have been illegal immigrants. Seeing that this demographic may be too large on their own, the democrats have narrowed this year’s emphasis down to DACA recipients – a vile and cold tactic that has now been officially exposed.
“A leaked memo from the left-wing organization, the Center for American Progress Action Fund, admits that passing an amnesty for the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is ‘a critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.’
“According to the memo sent to Democrats, which is co-authored by former Hillary Clinton official Jennifer Palmieri, the Democratic Party is relying on a DACA amnesty deal — that President Trump seems more open to now than ever before — in order to ensure future wins in Congressional and presidential elections.
“The memo states:
“Democrats are urged in the memo to not support any 2018 spending bills this month that does not include a DACA amnesty where illegal aliens are given a pathway to U.S. citizenship, saying later that it will ‘jeopardize’ elections for Democrats.”
While much of the free press has been attempting to expose this liberal cultural warfare for years, the idea is just now trickling into the mainstream.
Worse still is the fact that these neo-segregationists are now radicalizing as President Trump continues to awaken the nation’s conservative giant.
And they called us “deplorable”. Give me a break.
Report: Barack Obama being asked to return his Nobel Peace Prize after allegations of aiding Islamic terrorists
December 20, 2017
Ben Ferenchak / CCL
Israeli politicians have called for Barack Obama to forfeit his Nobel Peace Prize. The outrage follows a Sunday report by Politico that the former president blocked criminal investigations into operatives of Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Lebanese terror group, to pave the way for the Iran deal.
The report claims that the Obama administration obstructed a Drug Enforcement Administration task force in its efforts to prosecute suspected drug and weapons traffickers linked to the terror group.
There can be no doubt that Trump understands America’s priorities better than Obama did.
Calls to forfeit Nobel Peace PrizeA chorus of anger erupted among Israeli politicians after the Politico story broke.
“Obama must return his Nobel Peace Prize,” if the Politico story is correct, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said.
“Israel warned repeatedly that there can be no connection between the nuclear deal and anti-terror activity, certainly against Hezbollah… We also warned of this specifically, because of the proven link between Hezbollah and Iran.”
Former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren said, “It was clear that the government was willing to do anything to reach an agreement, including ignoring Iranian terror that took the lives of hundreds of Americans and Israelis and hundreds of thousands of Syrians.”
“Up until the Obama Administration, every American President fought terrorism uncompromisingly… I am convinced that the Trump administration will not turn from that tradition, and that the outrageous and mistaken policy that was revealed this week will not be repeated,” Regional Cooperation Minister Tazchi Hanegbi said.
Communications Minister Ayoob Kara put it in plain terms when he said, “Does anyone still doubt why Obama was bad for Israel and how Trump is better for us?”
Indeed, it looks like the Obama administration was involved in more underhanded dealings than previously thought.
Project CassandraThe bombshell report by Politico details how Obama administration officials obstructed a DEA task force, Project Cassandra, in its efforts to prosecute Hezbollah operatives involved in global drug and weapons trafficking operations as well as money laundering. According to the report, Obama’s reluctance to prosecute directly led to the group amassing huge profits and expanding to the point that it became a global terror force.
The Iran-backed terror group ran a global crime syndicate that totaled $1 billion annually from drugs and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.
It’s like something out of a crime thriller movie.
Obama-era Justice and Treasury department officials delayed, hindered, and blocked requests from Project Cassandra leaders to charge major Hezbollah operatives involved in the crime syndicate. According to the report, the red tape got worse the closer the Obama administration got to securing the Iran deal.
“When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests,” according to the report.
Cassandra ran for eight years out of a top secret DEA office in Chantilly, Virginia, where officials amassed evidence of a global criminal network, tracing a conspiracy to Hezbollah and their state sponsor, Iran. They discovered cocaine shipments running from Latin America to the Middle East and Europe and “multi-ton loads of cocaine” entering the U.S. from Venezuela and Mexico.
The Justice Department refused to charge a Hezbollah-linked Lebanese bank that allegedly laundered billions in drug profits. The State Department rejected requests to lure major players to countries where they could be arrested.
The Obama administration also refused to apply pressure to extradite Ali Fayad, a Putin-linked Lebanese arms dealer who ran guns to Bashar Al-Assad and a suspected top Hezbollah operative who was arrested in the Czech Republic in 2014. Another suspected operative who goes by the nickname “the Ghost”, a man who is believed to be one of the world’s biggest cocaine traffickers, was also let off the hook despite being under sealed U.S. indictment for years.
“The administration also rejected repeated efforts by Project Cassandra members to charge Hezbollah’s military wing as an ongoing criminal enterprise under a federal Mafia-style racketeering statute,” the report said.
Cassandra officials further allege that the administration refused to label Hezbollah a “significant transnational criminal organization” and “blocked other strategic initiatives that would have given the task force additional legal tools, money and manpower to fight it.”
Deliberate obstructionProject Cassandra officials were transferred to other assignments after the deal went through in January of 2016. David Asher, a former Defense Department finance analyst who worked on Project Cassandra, said the obstruction was deliberate: a “policy decision.”
“This was a policy decision, it was a systematic decision,” said Asher, according to Politico. “They serially ripped apart this entire effort that was very well supported and resourced, and it was done from the top down.”
Katherine Bauer, an Obama-era Treasury Department official, said in a written congressional testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs that “under the Obama administration … these [Hezbollah-related] investigations were tamped down for fear of rocking the boat with Iran and jeopardizing the nuclear deal.”
Hezbollah was founded in Lebanon in the 1980s to counter Israeli invasion and occupation. The Islamist group has a political arm that holds seats in Lebanon’s parliament.
Republicans call for investigationA Republican lawmaker on Monday called for a House investigation into the matter. Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) sent a letter to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy calling for a probe into the disturbing revelations. Pittenger told Fox News:
These revelations are shocking and infuriating. While American soldiers were bravely fighting ISIS terrorists, with some paying the ultimate price, the Obama administration reportedly was protecting Hezbollah terrorists who were funding themselves by trafficking illegal drugs.
No wonder President Obama couldn’t bring himself to call them ‘Radical Islamist Terrorists.’
Obama administration officials have tried to downplay the significance of the reporting, but this will certainly become difficult as the story develops further.
Demoted DOJ Official’s Wife Obtained Unusual License When She Went To Work At Fusion GPS
by J.E. Dyer | Dec 12, 2017 | Crime/Corruption
The latest story to break about the bias Mueller probe is that Nellie H. Ohr, the wife of recently demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS in the summer and fall of 2016. Actually there is a bit more, why did she get a radio operator’s license as she began working for the company that created the bogus dossier?
I’m thinking this can’t be a coincidence.
Fox’s James Rosen summarizes:
[I]nvestigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.
Nellie Ohr has indeed written on Russia-related subjects, although what I can find indicates more of a historical than a current-events focus for her work. She seems to have had an emphasis on the Soviet era and its immediate aftermath. As Fox indicates, she was a history instructor at Vassar for some number of years.
For me, the most interesting aspect of her biography is that she has worked as a translator. Given her baccalaureate degree in Russian literature, her language facility is presumably in Russian. Online sources indicate she did research in Russia in the late 1980s, which, again, would indicate a Russian facility.
(Screen cap, author, Dec 2017)We don’t know how her spoken Russian is, but if it’s functional, she looks like an ideal hire for what Fusion GPS needed in 2016: plugged directly into the DOJ, and with a language facility in Russian. Emphasis probably on the former.
It’s of more than passing interest that apparently, after that stint with Fusion, she was working for Accenture, the management services giant, through October 2017. According to Daily Caller, she was in the cybersecurity consulting branch, and gave a talk on a noteworthy topic that month:
She was employed at Accenture Security, the cybersecurity consulting firm, as recently as October.
On Oct. 3 she gave a presentation at the 2017 Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center summit on the topic: “Ties Between Government Intelligence Services and Cyber Criminals – Closer Than You Think?”
A description of the event reads:
The past year has seen cyberthreat actors arrested, indicted or identified in intelligence reports by US and European governments that many experts believe point to potential ties between government intelligence services and cybercrime actors. In this session learn about the drivers and mechanisms between state and criminal cooperation through a case study that will explore how seemingly ordinary cybercrime can be combined with strategic espionage.
Nellie Ohr doesn’t seem to have prior cybersecurity expertise in her professional profile. But Accenture has a number of revolving doors with federal agencies, think tanks, and consulting firms in the D.C. area, and donates money to politicians right and left.
The company may be best remembered by the public as the one that stepped in — without a competitive bidding process — to rescue the collapsing Obamacare website.
But Accenture also partnered with the Obama administration to address the global refugee crisis, mainly by importing refugees on work visas to work jobs in the United States.
All of that has the usual feel to it, and doesn’t seem to have much to do with the history and politics of Russia, per se.
But Ms. Ohr also obtained a particular type of license in May 2016 — a heavily freighted month in the Fusion GPS-dossier timeline — apparently just before, or just as, she went to work for Fusion. She acquired from the FCC an amateur radio operator’s license. The licensing document indicates that it’s the first one she had obtained.
The date of the license is 23 May 2016. Maybe it’s just a coincidence that she got her first amateur radio operator’s license just at that particular time. Perhaps her interest in amateur radio reached its zenith in the late spring in 2016, and she finally decided to do something about it.
As the screen caps illustrate, her classification is Technician Group D (novice), and is eligible to use radio service “HA – Amateur,” described here.
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(Screen cap, author, Dec 2017)For reference, according to sources in the UK cited by news outlets like the Independent, Christopher Steele’s contract with Fusion GPS started in May 2016.
Sources familiar with Mr Steele’s work said his for Fusion GPS started in May 2016 and stopped with the election.
And, of course, as the timeline I compiled in October indicates (link above), the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC hired Fusion GPS, through the law firm Perkins Coie, in April 2016.
It may be significant as well that the cyber intrusion on the DNC email system was detected on 29 April 2016 (see the timeline). We need not get fanciful, or ahead of ourselves, but one can obviously think of more than one reason why the use of amateur radio for communications with certain parties might have seemed like a good idea at that point, to at least some of the people involved.
It’s worth looking into. Let me put it more strongly: only a fool would fail to look into it.
Democratic Senator in Hot Water Over Massive Travel Expenses
By Andrew West November 27, 2017
The Washington establishment of the D.C swamp continues to rake the American taxpayer over the coals this week after stunning accusations have surfaced.For far too long, the fat cats on Capitol Hill have been exploiting their positions of power in order to milk the American people for all that they are worth. Their salaries are exorbitant, they are exempt from government-mandated Obamacare, and they have been bowing down to the special interest overlords of Big Industry for decades. Now that Donald Trump is in office, we will hopefully be able to smoke out many of these bottom-feeding varmints for good.
Next on the list of D.C. deplorables is democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, who has apparently been running a travel racket at the expense of We The People.
“Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) took action earlier this year to make her family’s private plane untrackable by the public, according to documents obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration.
“McCaskill garnered much criticism ahead of her last reelection campaign over her use of a private jet at taxpayer expense, causing her to demand her husband ‘sell the damn plane.’ But they bought a new, more expensive plane shortly after she won that election. Now, as she gears up for her next election fight, they have taken action to limit scrutiny of the plane’s use.
“The company hired by McCaskill to operate the plane, a 2009 Pilatus PC-12/47E, wrote to the FAA earlier this year in April to ask that tracking information on the plane be blocked from the public, according to email records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through a Freedom of Information Act request.
“Representatives for McCaskill did not respond to multiple inquiries into the reason for the request and whether it had to do with her upcoming election.
“The Washington Free Beacon reported in October that McCaskill had spent nearly $21,000 to use her private plane on the campaign trail in just three months. McCaskill was also spotted using her private plane in August for travel between town halls she held in Missouri, which are events held by her official Senate office.
“McCaskill also failed to respond to request for comment on those trips.”
The invincible attitude of these Washington D.C. crooks has been a focus of the Trump administration and of the President himself for quite some time, and McCaskill will certainly be unable to avoid the onslaught of criticism that this move brings.
While the rest of the nation is fixated on the perverse and salacious actions of Al Franken, John Conyers, and other democratic deviants, we cannot be distracted long…there is still plenty of swamp to be drained yet.
RESISTANCE ROYALTY: PELOSI, SOROS HEADLINE LEFT’S BIGGEST DARK MONEY CONFERENCE
Private memo gives inside look at Democracy Alliance’s latest secret donor meeting
Washington Free Beacon - NOVEMBER 18, 2017
CARLSBAD, Calif.—A secretive three-day conference where big money liberal donors are plotting the next steps of the “resistance” will be headlined by Friday speeches by billionaire George Soros and Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to internal documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Democracy Alliance, a donor club of deep-pocketed liberal donors that each pledge to direct hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to approved left-wing groups, descended on California’s posh La Costa Resort on Wednesday morning for its fall donor summit. The group continued its tradition of secrecy, promising all members and guests of the summit their participation would “remain confidential.”
The first page of the conference agenda, which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon and can be viewed in its entirety below, lays out “participation guidelines,” explaining that the Democracy Alliance is a “safe place” for donors and activists to meet. Guests are instructed not to share members’ names with the press and not to post to any social media sites, to contact Democracy Alliance if “the media or a blogger” contacts them, and to “refrain from leaving sensitive materials out where others may find them.”
This latter directive was ignored.
The agenda for the meeting, titled “Beyond #Resistance: Reclaiming our Progressive Future,” lays out three full days of events culminating in a Friday night dinner headlined by Pelosi.
BREAKING: Senior Dem Resigns For Sexual Misconduct, Its Getting Ugly
November 18, 2017
Cases of sexual misconduct are coming out as more victims come forward to tell their tales. The latest person to get caught up in this type of disturbing crime just so happens to be a senior member of the Democrat party.
CBS News reports that the Florida Democratic Party chairman resigned as of Friday due to allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior. Stephen Bittel decided to step down when four Democrat candidates for governor all claimed that he should step aside. As a result, the party sent out a tweet with a statement from Bittel attached. Bittel held his position since January of this year.
The statement deflected away from the allegations that Bittel was behaving inappropriately. Instead, he seemed to focus his attention on the accomplishments of the Democrats in Florida.
“When my personal situation becomes distracting to our core mission of electing Democrats and making Florida better, it is time for me to step aside,” Bittel stated in his statement.
He continued, “I am proud of what we have built as a party and the wins we have had for Florida families, but I apologize for all who have felt uncomfortable during my tenure at the Democratic Party.”
Bittel then closed out the statement by saying, “I am working with our leadership to set the date for our party to elect my successor.” It is unknown who could take his place at this time.
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, former US Rep. Gwen Graham, and businessman Chris King all called for Bittel to step down when Politico broke the story of his misconduct.
The claims came from women who worked close to Bittel. They said that he would make faces at them, comment on their appearance — including their breasts — and would do other things that made them uncomfortable. Reports also state that he had a breast-shaped stress ball on his desk at work.
None of the women said that he touched them or assaulted them in any way. He did, however, make the environment uncomfortable for the women who worked with him by sexually harassing them.
“No one should have to work in an uncomfortable environment. Bittel’s behavior and atmosphere he has created is unacceptable,” Graham said in a statement, leading up to Bittel’s resignation.
Graham explained that she called Bittel personally and asked him to resign following the allegations. The concern there appeared to be partially for the women who were left feeling like they were sexually harassed at work, and partially for the “well-being” of the Democrat party’s image in Florida. The realization that this unacceptable behavior called for swift action, and in that regard, they succeeded.
Bittel is just one of many prominent men to get called out for sexual harassment in the past couple of months. After world-famous Hollywood Democrat Harvey Weinstein was exposed, more women started coming out to tell their tales. We expect that there will be more cases like Bittel’s flooding to the forefront as more women come forward.
BREAKING: Seth Rich Hush Money?
1 month ago
During the 2016 Presidential Election, the biggest story became how Russia “hacked” the election. The “17 intelligence agencies” that Hillary Rodham Clinton cited all relied on word from a contracted company, Crowdstrike.
Crowdstrike is a technology company that specializes in cyber-security. Not only is there conflict of interest with Crowdstrike receiving payments, campaign data shows some incredible correlations with the payments that were made.
All payments cited below are part of the Federal Election Committee data of campaign spending on the www.fec.gov website.
The first payments made were preemptive measures on May 5th, 2016 when the DNC was looking to figure out where the breach of security was. Payments made on May 5th, 2016 of $7,650.00 and $1,462.50 were likely paid for Crowdstrike to install their Falcon software, a stellar technology security suite that would identify any internal or external security breach.
The final email on Wikileaks from the DNC is dated May 25th, 2016. Crowdstrike would have had complete knowledge of the party that ripped the emails from the server.
The next payment that was made to Crowdstrike occurred on July 11th, 2016 for the amount of $98,849.84. The relationship to this date happens to be the day after DNC Data Director of New Voter Registration Seth Rich was murdered.
The final payment to date is August 3rd, 2016. This coincides with another murder in the District of Columbia. Shawn Lucas, who died on August 2nd of last year, was the DNC Process Server and close friend of Seth Rich. The payment on August 3rd included two checks, one for $113,645.77 and the other for $4,275.00.
We find it highly coincidental that both of these payments came within 24 hours of two high profile murders in Washington D.C., which both have connection to the DNC.
The initial and final payment was referring to Technology Consulting and Technology Infrastructure Maintenance, linked here. It does not include the licensing of the software under the description of Data Services Subscription.
Soros Transfers $18 BILLION To His Open Society Foundations
1:03 PM 10/17/2017
Left-wing financier George Soros has transferred $18 billion to the Open Society Foundations, the network of non-profits Soros uses to advance his left-wing ideology both in the United States and around the world.
The massive transfer, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, is roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Afghanistan, according to World Bank data. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, suggested that the transfer is a way for the 87-year-old Soros to avoid the estate tax — also known as the death tax — which penalizes large inheritances.
Play VideoInside Philanthropy reported last year that Soros, who has saidthat he considers himself to be “some kind of god,” began laying the groundwork for the foundation to continue his mission after he dies. (RELATED: Leaked Emails Show Clinton Campaign Coordinating With Soros Organization)
Hacked OSF documents published last summer shed light on the way in which Soros has used his foundation to advance progressive, open-borders policies both domestically and abroad.
The foundation has channeled significant funding to Europe, for example, to defeat populist candidates who clash with Soros’ open borders worldview. Soros has also used OSF to secretly funnel money to foreign government officials, funneling the money through a German think tank in order to skirt foreign laws against doing so. The foundation has also successfully influenced global migration policies, according to one internal OSF memo, which said Europe’s refugee crisis last year provided “new opportunities” for the organization to exert its influence.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27: President Bill Clinton and George Soros speak during the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting at Sheraton Times Square on September 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic via Getty)
In the U.S., OSF has provided funding for the Black Lives Matter movement and open borders activists. The foundation has also provided funding to anti-Trump “resistance” groups, funded opposition research on critics of radical Islam and attempted to influence Supreme Court rulings.
Soros’ foundation is now the second-largest philanthropic organization in the U.S., according to the WSJ’s report, behind only the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Southern Poverty Law Center’s Full Frontal Attack On Law-Abiding Americans
Aug 30, 2017 Read More Articles by Bradlee Dean
“The Southern Poverty Law Center is attempting to change your reality into the reality that they want you to believe in.” (Isaiah 5:20)
Finally. The Washington Timesreports a conservative Christian media group has slapped the Southern Poverty Law Center with a defamation lawsuit after being listed alongside neo-Nazis and white supremacists on its “hate map.”
For the record, The Southern Poverty Law Center has The Sons of Liberty on their site listed in “General Hate.” We are consulting with our attorneys at this time to consider taking the same action or adjoining ourselves to this lawsuit.
First and foremost America, I am not here in anyway attempting to change the Laws (The Mosiac Institution-Common Law -Constitutional Republic, Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution) nor am I attempting to change your values. I am here to enforce and to reaffirm your laws and your values. In doing so, this requires an expose on un-American groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center who are attempting to use the law against the law (Psalm 94:20) while aiding and abetting enemies both without and within which is defined as treason.
Second, the Southern Poverty Law Center is simply pointing at the groups and ministries that are effective in pulling off the mask of the SPLC (Revelation 12:17; John 15:22).
They are even going so far as to push a hate agenda against the police which only exhibits there hatred for American Law (2 Thessalonians 2:8-10).
International criminal and financier of Southern Poverty Law Center George Soros also financially backs over 200 other anti-American groups
Soros is responsible for stating:
“Destroying America will be the culmination of my life’s work.”
The SPLC has already incriminated themselves, like that of George Soros, time and time again with statements such as this.
“Sometimes the press will describe us as monitoring hate crimes and so on…I want to say plainly that our aim in life is to destroy these groups, to completely destroy them.” —Mark Potok, director of intelligence at Southern Poverty Law Center.
Yet, for some reason or another, the media keeps pushing the narrative that these are the people to listen to when it comes to pointing out the haters while a new poll recently came out that 94% of Americans do not believe the media.
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The lying media, along with anti-American groups such as Southern Poverty Law Center (Founder Morris Dees defended the KKK concerning their crimes against people of color), are simply attempting to indoctrinate Americans to believe that the law-abiding citizen is the hater when in fact the opposite is true!
Remember that all crime is motivated by hate, which means those who are hating are the ones that are violating laws (1 John 3:4). And how does one know if someone is hating? Look to the Laws of our Republic.
“For by the law is the knowledge of sin” (Crime against God’s moral Law Exodus 20) (Romans 3:20).
Also remember, that law is there to liberate those who obey the law (John 8:36; 2 Corinthians 3:17).
“The end of the law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” —John Locke
And what you will see here is that the Southern Poverty Law Center is promoting and attempting to advance crime by labeling those who speak out against their crimes to be labeled as the haters (Revelation 12:10).
For example, on The Southern Poverty Law Center’s website they have on their hate list those who are “Anti-LGBT.”
Yet, in all 50 States of our union, our laws condemn sodomy. Which, of course, is found in Scripture with over 30 different references.
The SPLC is attempting to advocate what American law clearly condemns.
Furthermore, SPLC’s site is set as a “hit list” for those who believe their propaganda.
Remember twenty-eight year old Floyd Lee Corkins II, the man who attempted to murder members of the Family Research Council in Washington, D. C. back in August of 2012? He pleaded guilty to three out of ten charges, including committing an act of terrorism. He didn’t plead guilty to a “hate crime.”
However, according to an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation following the shooting, Corkins wanted to kill as many people as possible, then smear their faces with Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, and kill the guard. He had also taken substantial steps in the preceding week to carry out other crimes. His use of the sandwiches was to “make a statement against the people who work in that building … and with their stance against gay rights and Chick-fil-A.”
His Statement of Offense also read, “He committed the shooting for political reasons. He had identified the FRC as an anti-gay organization on the Southern Poverty Law Center Website.”
“Consistent with his statement to the FBI,” the Statement of Offense continued, “a subsequent search of Corkins’ family computer revealed that on the afternoon of Sunday, August 12, Corkins used the computer to visit the Southern Poverty Law Center’s website, as well as the websites for the FRC and the second organization on his handwritten list.”
Corkins acknowledged as part of his plea agreement that he had taken a number of steps to plan the shooting. He bought the pistol the week before and practiced firing it. He also visited the headquarters of the Family Research Council, and he purchased the Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches the day before the shooting. The plea agreement said Corkins was filmed picking out the gun by a French television crew doing a piece on the ease with which firearms can be purchased in the United States.
Corkins also acknowledged that he considered making a bomb but didn’t have the patience to do it. In his pants pocket, police found a handwritten list of groups that also oppose gay marriage. Lawyers did not include the list of organizations in the plea agreement.
Corkins pleaded guilty to three charges: interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed and act of terrorism while armed, a charge based on the shooting being intended to intimidate anyone who is associated with or supports the Family Research Council and other organizations that oppose gay marriage. (This has never been in the history of the world).
SPLC’s hate list map also calls out “Anti-Muslim”!
Apparently, they forgot what the media has been pushing on the American people for the last 16 years now concerning September 11, 2001. Who was flying those planes?
Look at some of these headlines.
Muslim who Stabbed Cop at Michigan’s Flint Airport: As “Soldier of Allah,” My “Sole Purpose” Was to Kill Cops
First Somali-Muslim Police Officer in Minnesota Murders Unarmed Blonde Yoga Instructor
And since the ill-advised and ignorant like to make repeated reference to Wikipedia, let me point the finger to them when they actually blurt out the truth in their confusion.
Take a look at their list of Islamist terrorist attacks.
If Americans would simply look to the law, it will clearly expose the organizations like the SPLC for what they are and what it is that they are attempting to establish.
Treason: Article 3, Section 3 of the US Constitution
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
What Americans are dealing with today is what I have been warning about for 22 years now while diverting Americans from the sowing fields (Luke 7:35).
“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.” -Russian Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin
How about 12 years of indoctrination!
This organization, along with many others (Snopes, Facebook, Google, Amazon etc…) and the establishment media, is working hand in glove to win over public opinion to change law to policy which works against “We the people!” (Isaiah 5:20)
“Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion can change the government, practically just so much.” –Abraham Lincoln
Nothing could be further from the truth, we are a constitutional Republic, ruled by law and not of men.
John Adams, the second President of the United States, said that we are a “Government of Laws, and not of men.”
“No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God. –Willam Blackstone (The Torah)
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WATCH: Texas Democrat Issues Insane Statement, Claims Houston Is 50′ BELOW
Posted by Danny Abarno | Sep 1, 2017 | Liberal Corruption
Democrat Shelia Jackson foolishly claims Houston is 50 ft below sea level
Democrats continue to reveal their true intelligence levels almost everyday since Trump announced his campaign to become President. In the wake of the devastating hurricane that has ravaged Southeastern Texas, Democrats have begun to show their stupidity levels like never before. Democrat and Congressional Black Caucus member Shelia Jackson (D-TX) claimed that the city she represents and lives in, Houston, is 50 feet below sea level.
Not only is this absurd and ridiculous claim untrue, it reveals that Jackson has little to no idea about the city she lives in. This woman is supposed to represent citizens of the United States in ways that best serve their interests and yet she does not know that the city of Houston is actually above sea level? Can she really believe that any city ever could possibly flourish and survive by being 50 feet below sea level? These kinds of statements are truly shocking as the left continues to reveal that they actually have no idea what they are doing other than trying to claw at any money and power they can get to.
Members of the Cajun Navy came all the way from Louisiana to use their time, money, and equipment to help those in need of rescuing
The behavior of Democrats after the election, and especially during a time of crisis like Hurricane Harvey, has been divisive, dangerous, and overall childish. They have done nothing constructive for the country as they are legitimately trying to say our election was a sham and obstruct literally everything the President does.
Never in American history has there been such an attempt to discredit and ruin our election process as the Democrats are doing now. They have used every excuse and attacked from every angle since Trump began his long and difficult road to the White House all because they are soon to be revealed for what they truly are, monstrous power hungry tyrants.
Everyday American heroes have stepped up to help others during the crisis caused by Hurricane Harvey. This image shows a civilian “vehicle” pulling out a National Guard Truck
Democrats like Jackson are not in short supply as many of her colleagues make the same nonsensical arguments constantly. Whether it is Nanci Pelosi calling Trump the wrong name, she called him Bush several times, or Debbie Wasserman-Schultz complaining that investigations into her employees are racist, these Democrats will say some truly ridiculous things. Thankfully, Jackson saved enough time in her interview to use the race card and somehow claim that Harvey was racist and the neighborhoods hit hardest were African-American communities.
The Democrats will do anything they can possibly do to either gain votes or attention. In Houston, Democrats and those on the left used the crisis to exploit climate change narratives, attack the President and his wife, resist Republican support by not evacuating Houston in time, and even now claiming the hurricane was racist.
The Democrats truly could not care about the thousands of people’s homes destroyed as their continual push to attack Republicans and conservatives has been unrelenting in the past year. Some Democrats even went so far as to claim that people in Texas deserved this kind of calamity for voting for Trump, truly despicable.
True Americans do not look at the color of skin or the letter next to one’s political ideology. They help each other when the time is needed, Democrats have only used this opportunity to further cause divide.
Shelia Jackson’s comments continue to show what kinds of people are Democrat politicians. They are clueless sellouts who will do nothing but complain and complain about Republicans and conservatives until their demands are either met or settled. They have become a party of desperation and Anti-Americanism as their continual message of resist and obstruct has made it clear that they do not want to see America prosper under a different kind of leadership. Their entire claim that Trump stole the election is based off of lie after lie as all the DNC emails did was show more Americans who the Democrats really are; liars and cheaters.
I would like to take this time to commemorate all of the unsung heroes that sacrificed their time and energy to help their fellow Americans. This includes those who went out of their way to either rescue people, comfort those who lost everything, or even the ones who pushed cars through knee-high water.
These true Americans did not care about the color of skin nor the person they voted for because they just wanted to help. These people have been physically attacked over the city as calls for help have left several rescuers in peril as the “rescues” turned out to be ambushes. Democrats and criminals are using Hurricane Harvey in the same way as both sets of people are trying to use the crisis to further their goals of getting money and power.
Who's Behind Civil War in America?Larry Grathwohl’s daughter Lindsay is a free speech activist who has been attacked by the "anti-fascist" activists. She has to wear a football helmet for self-protection. "They were throwing rocks and bricks." Her father was an FBI informant in the communist terrorist Weather Underground.
BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Outed As Her Father’s Confederate Secret Goes Public
Posted by Anthony Cesario | Aug 23, 2017
Just recently, it was revealed that Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) father, who served as the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, supported Confederate monuments (pictured above).
Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is a well-known opponent of Confederate monuments. Just recently, however, it was revealed that her father, who served as the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, actually supported Confederate monuments.
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Democrats believe they will sweep into power.
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Charlottesville Democrat Resigns As His Racist Messages LEAK
Posted by Georgette Walrath |
Aug 15, 2017
Wes Bellamy, the Vice-mayor of Charlottesville, VA, High School Teacher, and member of the Education Board has resigned because of his racist, sexist tweets. He was also instrumental in orchestrating the mob who wanted to remove the statue on Saturday.
After the violence in Charlottesville this weekend, many people are wondering about the society of the town, and why it is so divided. Perhaps the people have been taking their cues from their elected and appointed leaders. The Vice-Mayor and Board of Education member in the Virginia town has just resigned following the discovery of his disgustingly racist comments and posts on social media.
Although there is ample evidence that the riots and injury that took place on Saturday were the result of a premeditated plan of leftist agitators, there’s no denying the fact that Wes Bellamy, a 30-year-old high school computer science teacher and politician is a racist. His twitter feed is chock full of violent hate.
Bellamy was appointed to the Board of Education in March by Governor Terry McAuliffe, but the state leader was “horrified” by what was discovered last week.
Bellamy’s hate-filled rhetoric has helped fuel the division in Charlottesville, and now it’s been discovered that he frequently tweeted racist messages.
His vicious hate speech was uncovered by a local blogger. Jason Kessler unearthed the entries found on Bellamy’s twitter feed, accurately labeling the vice-mayor a racist. He criticized Bellamy’s adamant attempts to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee and called him on his efforts to “attack” the history of the United States.
“In lieu of making headlines for planning Charlottesville highway development, infrastructure and water conservation like other members of city council, it seems that Bellamy has dedicated himself almost exclusively to his Afrocentric racial agenda,” Kessler wrote.
Bellamy’s account has been made private, but Kessler posted images that he’d collected, which demonstrate the anger and hate of the vice-mayor. Using that information, the newspaper for the University of Virginia followed up in the investigation. They found even more evidence.
Bellamy wrote that white women “smell like future assault charges n deli meat.” He also used derogatory remarks about women in positions of power and homosexuals.
Bellamy was placed on administrative leave from the Albemarle High School, where he was a staff member. Albemarle County School Board Chairwoman Kate Acuff explained last week that he would remain on leave pending an investigation into the tweets from 2009 to 2014.
“Many of these postings contain extremely vulgar and offensive language that directly contradicts the values of our school division,” Acuff said. “The School Board rejects these statements in their entirety.”
So essentially, while he was in charge of teens in Charlottesville, he was making horridly racist comments about his opinions and views. Who knows how many kids he infected with his bigotry and hate.
A sample of one of many offensive messages Bellamy tweeted.
In October 2011, Bellamy retweeted an offensive portrayal of having sex with a sleeping woman and the comment said that “if she moan it aint rape.” Bellamy added the response, “Word.” In another conversation, he retweeted a message in January 2012 that included a gay slur.
Earlier that year, he retweeted “this weekend I’ll be on a whitegirl diet.” He shared the message and added “a rape charge waiting to happen.” In yet another racist comment, he said that white women “smell like future assault charges n deli meat.”
He also related white women to the “devil” and made fun of them wearing sundresses. His other misogynist remarks included this particularly offensive post, “I’m all for equal opportunity..but a Female Principal with a school full of female teachers is fkn a sure fire way to fk up our lil boys smh.”
Vice-mayor Bellamy also tweeted his approval of having sex with an unconscious women, agreeing with the comment that if “they moan” it isn’t rape.
Virginia Flaggers, a liberal group intent on creating revisionist history and removing the monument to Robert E. Lee, was quick to distance themselves from Bellamy. The group urged members to contact the City Council and “demand he be removed from office” in a Facebook post this weekend.
Bellamy has denied accusations that he is racist. However, if a white city representative, vice-mayor, and someone trusted with the education of students had made similar remarks, the outcry for a hate crime conviction would echo through the nation.
Bellamy retains his position as vice-mayor of the town. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said that “in a time when we so urgently need unity, tolerance, and love” such communications “have done real harm to our community.”
“I believe Mr. Bellamy must seriously consider how and whether, in his present role as vice mayor and as a city councilor, he can best serve the common good of Charlottesville,” Signer added.
With a racist man like this in charge of educating high school students, it’s really no wonder that the violence in Charlottesville came to a head last weekend. Such role models poison America’s youth.
This type of racial hatred present in city officials and high school teachers in Charlottesville helps shed some light on the division of the town. Given his disgusting opinions, hopefully Bellamy will never hold such positions of respect again.
As a democrat though, it probably won’t happen. The Washington Post never once mentioned the fact that Bellamy held the vice-mayor position. With astonishingly unconcerned hypocrisy, Bellamy is still calling on Trump to condemn “racists.” Perhaps he might consider condemning his own racism first, instead of excusing his comments on the basis of age.
Self-deluded, self-important people like Bellamy don’t see their own hate, and because he stands for the party of slavery and injustice, Bellamy will most likely receive a free pass.
Methinks Joe Manchin doth protest too much.
Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is a popular politician in West Virginia. He is often seen as a man who votes “independently” and thinks of his constituents before his party.
Actually, this is kind of a “thing” in West Virginia. The voters there pride themselves on voting not for politicians from a certain party, but on politicians who will “do” for West Virginia.
Sadly, it’s all a bunch of hooey. It’s based on false perceptions and good politicking from certain candidates.
Manchin has this down to a science.
Yes, he’s among the most “conservative” Democrats in the Senate, but that’s not saying much. His voting record is actually most similar to Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT). See, Manchin just happens to vote “better” on a few key issues, like guns, and he gets to pretend he’s as bipartisan as they come. But the reality is he’s just like most any other Senate Democrat.
Which is why when West Virginia’s Charleston Gazette-Mail asked their Senator about his Republican opponent explaining that Manchin will do whatever he needs to just to be reelected, Manchin reacted with such vigor and vitriol.
West Virginia’s Attorney General, and Republican candidate to unseat Senator Manchin, Patrick Morrisey, recently argued that Manchin should quit his post in the Democrat Party leadership because it simply proved that he cared more about the Democrat Party than he did West Virginia.
When asked if Morrisey’s request and related messaging attempting to tie him in with Democratic leadership affected his decision to not sign the letter, Manchin said he doesn’t care about the attacks and they don’t affect policy decisions.
“I don’t give a s–t, you understand? I just don’t give a s–t,” he said. “Don’t care if I get elected, don’t care if I get defeated, how about that. If they think because I’m up for election, that I can be wrangled into voting for s–t that I don’t like and can’t explain, they’re all crazy.”
“I’m not scared of an election, let’s put it that way. Elections do not bother me or scare me. I’m going to continue to do the same thing I’ve always done, extremely independent.”
Manchin continued, saying signing the letter could force him into a position where modest changes could not be made to potential legislation in exchange for signing on Republican senators’ votes.
“I want to be able to reach out to my friends on the other side and say, ‘Guys, you like anything here, can we do something different, any changes, what would make you comfortable to sign on?’” he said.
The hypocrisy from Manchin is thick. On the one hand he pretends to vote with West Virginia always at the forefront of his mind. Yet, he is part of the leadership in his party… a party that wants to strip voters of their 2nd Amendment rights, something that is highly valued in West Virginia. He’s a leader in the party that went to war against Coal, but coal is West Virginia’s most important industry. He’s a leader in the party that hates Christianity, yet he lives in a state that is overwhelmingly positive about the Christian faith. He’s a leader in the party that has been attacking, undermining, and slandering our President, a President that West Virginia voters overwhelmingly support.
The simple truth is that Joe Manchin isn’t for West Virginia. Joe Manchin is all about himself, his political power, and his party.
West Virginia voters should do themselves a favor and send him into retirement in 2018.
JULY 26, 2017 FAR LEFT WATCH STAFF
Far left militia training manual includes sections on “kidnapping”, “executions”, “terrorism”
Right wing radio personality, Dana Loesch and The National Rifle Association recently came under fire for launching a “controversial” ad. There was an immediate backlash from numerous left leaning publications claiming that the video was a call to violence. Interestingly enough, the recent spike in political violence has come overwhelmingly from the left. Even more concerning is the growth of far left organizations openly advocating for “armed struggle”, especially considering the recent targeted shooting of Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others by a deranged left wing activist.
One of the largest and fastest growing organizations that fits this description is Redneck Revolt, a self described “above ground militant formation” founded in June of 2016 that claims to have 30+ vetted branches nationwide.
Redneck Revolt’s organizing principles mirror much of what you would see on any other far left organizing platform. They begin with their very reasonable, very easy to support, opposition to “white supremacy”. They then dive into class theory, anti-capitalist, and anti-wealth rhetoric that could have been copied directly from The Communist Manifesto. And finally, they wrap up with open calls for “militant resistance” and “revolution”.
Since their inception, Redneck Revolt has been very busy recruiting at gun shows and community events, advocating for class war, contributing to the far left anarchist website It’s Going Down, and conducting armed anti-Trump demonstrations.
But what’s most alarming are the resources they provide on their website. They promote several PDFs that endorse “armed struggle” and even offer a 36 page “Mini-Manual Of The Urban Guerrilla” (bottom right of resource page) which pictures left-wing militants using RPGs and outlines tactics for guerrilla warfare including sections on “sabotage”, “kidnapping”, “executions”, “armed propaganda”, and “terrorism”.
That’s right. A far left militia claiming to have 30+ vetted branches is providing training materials for violent guerrilla warfare and all of this information is publicly available on their own website. Not surprisingly, the same left-leaning publications that were outraged by the NRA ad I mentioned earlier have not reported on this publicly available information. In fact, some of these publications have even championed the growth of the far left militia movement. In June, Mother Jones published an article praising Redneck Revolt and other left-wing militants. In July, The Guardian published an article with similar sentiments.
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Democrat Schultz Enters Spotlight As Her IT Team Tries To Escape Country
Posted by Danny Abarno | Jul 26, 2017 | Breaking News
The DNC continues to show its true colors as controversies continue to unfold.
It was in the evening on 7/25 when stories began to break about the arrest of former Debbie Wasserman-Schultz IT aide Imran Awan. He and his family have been in the spotlight lately as more and more questions seems to arise about this man’s relationship with the DNC. Imran was officially arrested for a few counts of bank fraud as he applied for a $165,000 loan to buy a rental home he already owned.
However, there is a multitude of information about Imran and his family that should be concerning to every American. It is believed that Imran was at the center of a massive Pakistani/Muslim Brotherhood spy ring involving the DNC allowing operatives to take refuge in the country under the name of Awan. The reason for the DNC allowing the “Awans” to live in the United States, on huge salaries no doubt, was in order to spy on their enemies in Congress, the Republicans.
Imran Awan’s connections to the DNC are startling given his foreign citizenship background.
The Awan’s were staffed by the Democrats as IT administrators and thus had access to sit on meetings, review Congressional laptops, secret clearance access, as well as access to military personnel files and laptops. Democrats then made the Awans IT administrators so they would have even more access to subcommittees that the Democrats did not out right control and could then spy on their opponents. This is extremely troubling as these unvetted foreign nationals were given access to top personnel and files all so the Democrats could cheat.
The Awans were basically the DNC’s own intelligence community as they were able to collect whatever information about the United States they wanted, all while the Democrats were able to track, spy, or even steal information from Republicans.
The Democrats gave the Awans top secret access to the Democrats House Servers, meaning they would have network access to upcoming military actions and raids. Foreign nationals were funneled into the country to hack and spy while they gained top secret access to upcoming military actions, this sounds like it is out of a Tom Clancey book but unfortunately it is not.
The Awans were overpaid for their work as it was reported that each of them makes around $160,000 a year. However, they were on multiple staffs for Democratic Congressmen as well as originally starting for Wasserman-Schultz. The peak of what they were paid is hard to describe but reports from their job performance have them listed as unresponsive, lazy, and out right rude.
They would be scheduled to help someone with their laptop, that is their official job by the way, but would never show up or help those who needed it. Why would a group of Pakistani IT administrators be so grossly overpaid while failing to do their work for so many members of the DNC?
A handy list of 30 DNC Elected Representatives who paid the Awans hundreds of thousands of dollars for years of “work.”
The plot continues to thicken as reports of missing important meetings, scheduled appointments, and using a computer that was transferring data off-site had many actual staffers worried about their co-workers. There was then a massive data breach where Congress’ files were compromised as well as DNC/RNC emails becoming vulnerable. This is when many of the Awans fled back to Pakistan as it was believed that they achieved their goal.
Imran stayed for unknown reasons and even though he was banned from Capitol grounds he was seen wandering around the complex. It was around that same time that the Capitol Police found a laptop hidden away in an abandoned office. However, according to DC law, the authorities have been unable to actually examine the computer. The Police chief of DC was even threatened by Wasserman-Schultz to hand the laptop back over or face consequences, an act of blatant guilt should not go unpunished as well as threatening an officer of the law.
Imran then quickly scurried out of his house and rented to a military family. The marine who moved in was doing some maintenance when he discovered a trove of smashed hard drives, laptops, routers, and a lot of brand new expensive toner ink. His identity is to remain hidden so as to protect both he and his wife’s military careers but he did immediately call the proper authorities who seized all of the evidence. Before the authorities could get there though, Imran tried to force his way into the house with threats of a lawsuit for theft but the marine held firm and did not give him access to the house.
The former IT aide of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Imran Awan, has been arrested and put on house arrest. The DNC continues to plummet downward.
Imran Awan has since been arrested by the FBI trying to flee the country to Qatar at Dulles Airport on 7/24, after a $300,000 transfer to Pakistan. He was brought in for charges of bank fraud as mentioned earlier in the article but in what must have been the quickest federal processing facility in the United States, he was released around 10:00 pm on 7/25. He was given a strict curfew as well as a gps monitoring device that tracks his movements.
He has a court date scheduled less than a month away on 8/21 but it would probably be a miracle if he made it to court without the sudden need to commit suicide with two shots to the back of his head. The big facts here are foreign nationals had their visas expedited through the system and were given top secret security access to House servers and personnel, both extremely hard to get for foreign nationals, let alone Pakistani citizens. The only person who could have given them top secret access with the wave of a hand was then Head of the Congressional Intelligence Committee, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
As a final note, it should please every American to know that Imran’s attorney stated that they are only going after him because he is Muslim. Not the multitude of suspicious activity as well as long connections to terrorists and deep state officials, but the fact that he is Muslim. A pathetic excuse to bog down the mainstream media with talking points about Muslim prosecution.
FBI SEIZED SMASHED HARD DRIVES FROM WASSERMAN SCHULTZ IT AIDE’S HOME
July 24, 2017 by Luke Rosiak
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation.
Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, an individual whom FBI investigators interviewed in the case told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.
An additional source in Congress with direct knowledge of the case, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and three of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.
Capitol Police have also seized computer equipment tied to the Florida lawmaker.
Awan’s younger brothers, Abid and Jamal, his wife, Hina Alvi, and Rao Abbas, Imran’s best friend, are also under investigation. There have been no arrests in the case.
There is also evidence of financial schemes that extend beyond the Capitol Police’s purview and may expand to Pakistan, where Imran spends significant portions of the year.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said in March that the Capitol Police are “getting the kind of technical assistance they need to do that. This is under an active criminal investigation, their capabilities are pretty strong but, they’re also able to go and get the kind of help they need from other sources.”
The brothers’ stepmother independently filed court documents in Virginia accusing the brothers of wiretapping and extorting her.
Soon after Imran began working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005, his two brothers and two of their wives — plus Abbas and another friend — began appearing as IT staffers on the payrolls of other House Democrats. Collectively, the Awan group has been paid $4 million since 2009.
Fellow IT staffers TheDCNF interviewed said the Awans were often absent from weekly meetings and email exchanges. One of the fellow staffers said some of the computers the Awans managed were being used to transfer data to an off-site server.
Shortly after the criminal probe was revealed in February, Imran abruptly moved out of his longtime home on Hawkshead Drive in Lorton, Va., and listed it for rent on a website that connects landlords with military families.
One of the new tenants — a Marine Corps veteran married to a female Navy Officer — said he found “wireless routers, hard drives that look like they tried to destroy, laptops, [and] a lot of brand new expensive toner.”
The tenants called the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and, not long after, FBI agents arrived together with the Capitol Police to interview them and confiscate the equipment. The Marine spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns for his wife’s naval career, saying she doesn’t want to be associated with a national security incident.
“It was in the garage. They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” the Marine said. “It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”
Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC chief in July 2016 after the committee’s IT system was hacked. She has since refused to fire Imran despite learning that he is a target of a criminal investigation.
The Marine said Imran wanted the hard drives back so desperately that he threatened to sue the renter for stealing them.
“It was unbelievable. I don’t know where they get off thinking they’re going to sue us for items we have no obligation to hold onto,” he said.
Imran came to the house for the items “three to four times,” but the Marine wouldn’t let him enter.
“Their lawyer contacted us today via email and said we owed $350 in late charges and the items he left in the house,” the Marine said.
The Marine heard about the House investigation on the radio, and by that time, he had noticed other bizarre signs of desperation from his landlord.
“When we first moved in, a mailman came with certified mail from the House of Representatives. We were trying to be nice and signed for it. They lost their shit, saying ‘why did you sign for it, this is illegal!’ It was certified from the [Chief Administrative Officer of the House],” he said.
“The postman came a second time with a certified letter and I called Imran on the spot, asking ‘what do you want me to do.’ He said ‘just send him away, I’m homeless.’ They refused to forward their mail.”
Imran’s brother Abid has also been evasive about his location, failing to provide an accurate address for delivery of court materials in a lawsuit in which he is accused of defrauding the brothers’ stepmother. Imran’s wife, Hina, has traveled to Pakistan since the probe was revealed, according to neighbors.
Wasserman Schultz has demanded return of a laptop seized by the Capitol Police because it was purportedly used by Imran and was found hidden in a vacant office. The Florida Democrat used a Capitol Police budget hearing to threaten “consequences” for them if the laptop wasn’t returned.
On Thursday it was reported that police have not examined its contents because of the invocation of the Constitution’s “Speech and Debate clause,” and after months of refusal, her lawyer is now “negotiating” access to the data on yet-to-be-determined terms.
Members have been unusually mum about the apparent cybersecurity breach, especially given the pattern of cyberattacks on other government and political institutions.
The Marine expressed disgust with the muted reaction, saying “I served in the Marine Corps for 14 years; if I downloaded files to an offsite server, I’m going to prison for a lot of years.”
He implied he’s a Democrat but said when it comes to national security “political ideology doesn’t matter.”
He believes “there’s no way they could get this far without help” from some of the Democratic members of Congress for whom the brothers worked. Other Democrats have ignored a major security breach because it could look like a “black eye” in that they failed to vet the Pakistanis, he said.
“He’s dangerous. This is a crime syndicate that has successfully infiltrated Congress,” he said.
“If Donald Trump and the Republicans had hired foreign nationals to be their top IT guys and somehow their congressional files had been compromised, this would have been all over the news,” he continued.
A Bureau spokesman said the “FBI does not have anything to provide on this and I will still have to refer you to [Capitol Police] for any public comment.”
Source: Daily Caller
Mueller 's Team - America something seriously wrong in DC - All Democrats And Donors to Clinton & Obama - America TaxPayers will be footing the BILL for this Witch Hunt & Lynch Mob...
NEBRASKA DEM. OFFICIAL ON SCALISE: ‘I’M GLAD HE GOT SHOT … I WISH HE WAS F*CKING DEAD’
June 23, 2017 by Tyler O'Neil
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the newly elected House GOP whip, joined at right by Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., meets with reporters at the Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Nebraska Democratic Party fired an official on Thursday after his remarks about last week’s shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) went public. The staffer was recorded saying he was glad Scalise got shot and wished the congressman had died.
“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to f*cking kick people off f*cking health care. I’m f*cking glad he got shot,” Phil Montag, volunteer co-chairman of the Democratic Party’s technology committee, said during a private meeting, Fox 42 reported. “I’m not going to f*cking say that in public.”
The comments came in a meeting with the Democratic Party’s Black Caucus chairwoman, Chelsey Gentry-Tipton, and a friend of hers, Destin Madison, the Associated Press reported. Montag later added, “I wish he was f*cking dead.”
Madison told Montag on the tape that he had secretly recorded the conversation and planned to publicize them...(Read More...)
For Democrats free speech has morphed into hate speech. Hate speech has morphed into violence and mayhem in the streets and on college campuses across America. Hate speech then morphed into action. Action became a politically motivated mass shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia with five wounded and the shooter dead. Among those critically wounded was Steve Scalise, the Republican majority whip of the House of Representatives. Hodgkinson’s targets: Republicans, their families, children and supporters.All of this carried out by armed Democrat James T. Hodgkinson who specifically targeted unarmed Republicans, their families, children and supporters.
The narrative from Democrats is two fold. Deny this act of pure hate was politically motivated. Point to anything other than the individual who carried out this crime against humanity, i.e. focus on the gun. The proper responses to what James T. Hodgkinson, with malice and forethought, did are blame the shooter for the shooting, the terrorist for terrorism.
Democrats are relentlessly yelling “fire” in a crowed political theater. The predictable result is assassination for political purposes.
BREAKING: Dems Secret Meeting EXPOSED – Media Cover-Up CONFIRMED
The Democrats are dedicated to completely demonizing Russia. In their eyes, Russia is the evil power that broke international law in order to help get Trump elected president. However, not too long ago, Democrats were very happy to work with Russia.
Back in 2015, 30 Senate Democrats met secretly with Russian and Chinese officials in order to hash out Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and quell concerns about it. The meeting apparently took place near Capitol Hill, and involved the Russian ambassador, via Daily Wire.
Such a meeting is far more tantalizing (in terms of backroom deals) than anything Attorney General Jeff Sessions or Jared Kushner have been accused of doing.
Put simply, the Democrats are the pot calling the kettle black.
Their background machinations wound up producing the disastrous Iran nuclear deal, which not only gave the terrorist regime millions of dollars, but also dropped charges, and did prisoner swaps involving Iranian arms dealers and criminals, via Politico.
Oh, by the way — Obama loyalist are still keeping some unclassified documents regarding the Iran deal secret, via Weekly Standard.
In 2015, Barack Obama (and other Democrats) willingly endangered American security by signing away millions of dollars to a government that gave up nothing in return. This same government is also responsible for thousands of American deaths, whether through their own special forces, or through their proxies, like Hezbollah.
Compare this with the accusation that Trump’s administration worked secretly with Russia. Even the wildest conspiracy theories say the sole aim of working with Russia would be to put an end to the Syrian Civil War.
Team Obama laid the groundwork for a civil war in the Middle East, between Tehran and Riyadh.
Team Trump may have laid the groundwork for peace in Syria.
There’s a big difference between these two, and this is exactly why we elected Donald Trump last year.
The most annoying aspect of the undying Trump-Russia conspiracy theory is its adaptability. When no evidence surfaced that proved direct collusion, Democrats moved on to accusing President Trump of obstructing the completely bogus investigation (which he has the power to terminate).
Democrats have gone on record to threaten President Trump with impeachment proceedings if he fires Robert Mueller, the special counsel charged with investigating Russian “interference,” via Breitbart.
The Democrats got their way for eight years, thanks to a compliant media. This wound up creating the Iran deal.
Now, the Democrats are a vocal minority, and they’re trying to bully the majority into submission. We cannot let that happen.
Democrat Maxine Waters Has Shown Up To Only 10% Of Congressional Meetings For 35 YEARS
POSTED BY: SAM DI GANGI
7 JUNE 2017
Maxine Waters (D-CA) is one of the most unpleasant people to ever hold be a public servant. She is always, angry, something that she wears as a badge of honor. She has pushed the lie about President Trump having Russian connections and has even had to admit that no facts exists to condemn the White House for.
Now the demented Democrat is looking even more foolish since an observant Reddit user known as 1tch has taken the time to gather the facts together showing that “Over Her 35 Years In Congress Maxine Waters Has Missed 90% Of Congressional Meetings.”
Known in some circles as “the Poverty Pimp,” Waters has been peddling race baiting, socialist agenda’s, and a hatred for President that borders is obsessive, she has accomplished very little in her career.
Even today, she finds herself above impeachment and was so terribly rude to one of her own constituents that watching the video of it is cringe worthy, to say the least.
On top of that, she seems to imply that as a woman of color, she can not be thrown out of office.
While the word “color” may have been been “Congress” since she mumbles more than speaks, it is clear that race over substance matters is the Waters credo.
Then again, when one attends only 10% of the meetings that are expected of them, there is not much other than skin color for her to drivel on about. She has not real record to run on, only that she is a minority.
Thankfully, even other minorities are running against her and some of them have gathered outside her million dollar estate to show her their displeasure with her service.
Still, America was well aware that Waters is nothing but a loud but unproductive member of the swamp, we just never knew how little time she spent there.
Come to think of it, considering her views, it may, in fact, be better if she spent even less time there!
Sources: Teddy Stick – 1tch
MAXINE WATERS JUST GOT HER ASS HANDED TO HER WITH SHOCKING NEWS OF WHERE SHE INVESTS HER PAYCHECK!!!
Published on May 16, 2017Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Cristina Laila for the Gateway Pundit reports, Lifetime leaching politician, Maxine Waters (D-CA) calls for President Trump to be impeached on a regular basis for his supposed ties to Russia. It turns out that Maxine Waters has plenty of her own money invested in Russia.
Three High Profile Attorneys Found Dead In Wasserman Schultz Florida District In 2 Weeks - June 15, 2017
Three high profile attorneys have been found dead in Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida district in the last two weeks, prompting the plaintiff in the massive DNC fraud lawsuit being held in Florida to request protection from the court for the plaintiffs, their witnesses and their families.
While the DNC fraud lawsuit has been hit with a mainstream media blackout, the case continues to unravel the corruption at the heart of the Democratic National Committee, and with the discovery phase still to come, the skeletons in the DNC’s closet have never been closer to receiving a disinfecting dose of sunlight.
Jared Beck, attorney for the plaintiffs in the DNC fraud lawsuit taking place in Miami, uploaded a video Tuesday in which he thanked supporters for offering their “concerns, prayers and support” in the wake of recent disturbing murders.
“After much consideration and deliberation we have decided it is time to bring these concerns to the court’s attention. Today we filed a motion to judge William Zloch, to issue an order providing for the protection of the plaintiffs and their families, as well as all potential witnesses in the DNC fraud lawsuit.”
“In support of this motion we have cited the following events: the untimely death of our process server,Shawn Lucas; the unsolved murder of DNC employee, Seth Rich. We believe Mr Rich might have been a potential witness in this case. We have also cited the recent untimely death of federal prosecutor Beranton Whisenant in South Florida. Also recent bizarre and disturbing conduct, including threats, that has been directed at plaintiffs, their counsel, and employees. And we have also cited an offer to provide security by the Oathkeepers, and its president Stuart Rose.“
The motion published on the Beck’s website JamPAC included the declaration of a plaintiff in the suit, describing allegations that her laptop had been tampered with, allegedly by an individual who had illegally entered her home.
The huge class-action fraud lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee keeps getting weirder and it now involves the Capitol Police.
Today’s announcement comes after the Becks had reported receiving a creepy anonymous phone call from somebody using a voice changer. After a Google search the Becks found the caller ID number matched that of former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Aventura office.
According to attorney Elizabeth Lee Beck: “At 4:54 p.m. today [June 1], an individual called our law office from ‘305-936-5724.’” That number is the contact phone number for Wasserman Schultz’s Aventura office in Florida.
“My secretary stated that it sounded like the caller was using a voice changer, because the voice sounded robotic and genderless — along the lines of the voice changers used when television show interviews are kept anonymous,” Beck continued. “The caller concluded with ‘Okey dokey,’ after my secretary gave the caller public information about the case. After the call ended, a simple Google search of the phone number ‘305-936-5724′ shows that it is the phone number for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Aventura office … What just occurred is highly irregular and we will be filing the instant e-mail with the court forthwith.“
Senator ‘Pocahontas’ Warren Called Out By Cherokee Indians Who Demand An Explanation
POSTED BY: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN
22 MAY 2017
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been the subject of a heated controversy about her heritage. She claims to be Native American, but hasn’t shown any proof on the matter, despite repeated calls for it.
It has led President Donald Trump to nickname her “Pocahontas,” and he has also asked for proof on the matter.
He wasn’t the only one. Recently, V.A. Shiva, who is an Indian-born entrepreneur, as well as a scientist, challenged the Senator to a DNA test.
It’s downright impossible to fake a DNA test, unless the results are botched, which means it would be a great way to tell if the Senator has been lying this whole time.
Shiva posted on Twitter a short video, only about 20 seconds, challenging the Massachusetts Senator to a challenge that he invented just this. He calls it the “Real Indian vs. Fake Indian challenge.”
The video has him holding a “23andMe” DNA testing kit. The process is simple; they need to collect someone’s saliva, and after a few short days, they are emailed the results. That’s all it takes to discover someone’s true heritage.
The subject of Senator Warren’s Indian claim has been ongoing for years, ever since her 2012 Senate race. Shiva also put up another Twitter video, but this was filled with other real Indians slamming the Senator for her claims.
One of the first speakers, Dale French, brings up several points.
“Elizabeth Warren, being someone that has a professorship should have some type of ethics. How can you trust a person like that? If they’re willing to lie about themselves and where they’re from and who they are, you know? My name is Dale French, I was born and raised here on the Cherokee Indian reservation, and I just don’t approve of that…”
It will be interesting to see if Senator Warren takes the challenge. The ball is in her court now. So what is she going to do?
Sources: The Gateway Pundit – Twitter
VIDEO: Maxine Waters Gets BRUTAL Dose Of Justice At Her $4.5 MILLION House
If it weren’t for double standards, the Left would have no standards at all. People are finally starting to wake up and realize that they are being played like a fiddle.
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters is facing justice in the most BRUTAL fashion at ONE of her mansions. According to KABC, protesters are lining up at her home, and they all seem to be Latinos and members of the black community — there is even a mariachi band! They are all there for one reason; they want Waters to leave her position.
Waters has spent a lot of time preaching that WE need to impeach President Trump. She has made claims all across the liberal talking points board. If we were playing Liberal Talking Points Bingo, we would have won vertically, diagonally, and horizontally twice.
When she isn’t foaming at the mouth at the idea of getting Trump out of office, she spends her time talking about how people need to help the poor. Meanwhile, Waters has made no significant contributions to the poor, racial minorities, she swears need her help. It is strange — almost as if it is one big show.
Featured in the crowd of protesters is Omar Navarro. He ran up against Waters in 2016 and is planning for a 2018 victory. He is one of many that are flat-out sick of her hypocrisy.
“Hashtag Impeach Maxine.’ See, Maxine is talking about impeaching President Donald Trump and yet, she doesn’t ask herself, what about her? What about her not doing her job for 35 years?” asked Navarro.
Navarro has a valid point. When is Waters going to start doing her job? It has been 35 years. You would think that at this point SOME progress would have been made if she was trying, but she isn’t. She is like every other money-grubbing liberal out there.
Her only goal is furthering her agenda and making more money. It is a sad state of affairs we are currently in. We are divided because the Left lost the primary focus of being in the government, making life better and fairer for the AMERICAN PEOPLE!
Waters is not new to scandals. She is currently soaking in hot water due to her claims about the Trump-Russia connection, when SHE has $2.8 million tied up in RUSSIA RIGHT NOW! On top of that, she also has a retirement fund in a Russian bank account. It is odd that she would make this claim when her closet is so full of skeletons that the door is bowing.
We hope that Waters gets the point. NO ONE wants her representing the people in California, or any other state, for that matter. She is a career government official and has proven time and time again that she doesn’t care about the people she is supposed to represent.
Maxine Waters has humiliated us ever since she entered Congress. Do you think she should be removed? Let America know!
Maxine Waters Gives Up The False Facade Following Trial, Turns Complete 180 In Confession
POSTED BY: SAM DI GANGI
22 MAY 2017
Ignore that crashing sound.
It is just the hopes of President Donald Trump’s impeachment falling apart as Democrats and “Never Trumpers” bang their heads onto their desks and weep. While all of America have known for months that the Trump/Russia connection was a lie crafted by sore losers, now even Trump’s most vocal critic, Maxine Waters (D-CA) has been forced to admit it!
The Daily Caller is reporting today that “she has yet to see evidence of collusion between Trumpworld and the Russian government.” While a guest on MSNBC’s, Morning Joe, she rambled on with her fake news about how Russia worked with Trump “in developing a strategy about how they could ensure that Hillary Clinton was not elected” before confessing on herself.
Prior to doing so, she talked also about what she “believed,” not what was factual. When read carefully, this is clear:”I am talking about strategies that were developed, working with the Trump campaign. I really do believe that much of what you saw coming out of Trump’s mouth was a play from Putin’s playbook.” (bold added by author)
Even the lefties at the Huffington Post were forced to push her, however. Huffington Post editor Sam Stein asked the always angry Waters, ”
HP editor Sam Stein asked the always angry Waters, “But just to be clear, there has been no actual evidence yet?”
“No, it has not been,” Waters confessed, proving that her own agenda has blurred the facts at hand.
She continued to show how rather than unity, she seeks division when her side loses. She said, “No it has not. And I want you to know every time I’ve talked about impeachment I’ve said we’ve got to connect the dots, we’ve got to get the facts, we’ve got to do the investigation. That is what leads to impeachment, and I’ve also said that Trump will lead us right there.”
Russia played no role in America rejecting Hillary Clinton.
Trump himself was not scared to address what the spiteful Waters confessed by stating,”There was no collusion, and everybody — even my enemies have said, there is no collusion.”
That sums it up for many things concerning Trump and the Democrats, does it not, in these Divided States of America? The lefts vindictiveness will undermine the whole country if voters do not cast to the curb those causing it in 2018.
Sources: The Daily Caller
Former DNC Chair Brazile Warned Private Investigator In Seth Rich Case
POSTED BY: MATTHEW BERNSTEIN 24 MAY 2017
Last summer, a Democratic National Committee worker by the name of Seth Rich was murdered. It was heartbreaking to see someone so young brutally taken. At least that is what the media wants people to think.
There are several stories that claim that Rich was the person that leaked the DNC emails to WikiLeaks, ultimately showing collusion between the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC itself.
According to WND.com, former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile called police and Rich’s family wanting to know why an investigator was “snooping” into Rich’s untimely death.
Homicide detective Rod Wheeler said, “The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile. Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?
A spokesperson for the Rich family has come out and criticized Wheeler, because he wouldn’t rule out that Rich was the WikiLeaks source. Brazile for her part sent out a tweet slamming any possibility that Rich was the leaker.
“Seth Rich was a hard worker and proud to be an American. This desire to scar Seth’s legacy to his country and party is shameful.”
If that is what she said, then why is Brazile demanding to know why investigators are “snooping” into Rich’s case? What do you have to hide?
This story isn’t going to go away anytime soon, considering that Fox News’s Sean Hannity reported on the story as well.
Making this even more troublesome is what Wheeler told Hannity. “There were some problems that Seth was having on his job at the DNC right before he was killed. And the person that called the father after I called the police to get information (Brazile), that’s the person that Seth was having problems with at the DNC. So connect the dots, here; it’s starting to all come together.”
Rich saw the corruption of the Democrats and wanted to have it released, despite liberal outlets denying it. His murder WILL be avenged.
Bernie Sanders & Wife Now Under FBI Investigation
POSTED BY: SAM DI GANGI
23 JUNE 2017
Where there is smoke, there is fire. Is that not what we keep hearing from Democrats, progressives, and even left-leaning Independents like Senator Bernie Sander (I-VT)? Now that he and his wife Jane are under investigation by the F.B.I. over bank loans, DC is certainly seeing the billows and puffs in the air.
The pair had said prior that they committed no fraud in getting bank loans “for the now defunct Burlington College,” the Daily Wire reports today. The Senate office of Mr. Sanders also chimed in, calling the accusation “nonsense.”
The truth is coming out and it looks bad for Jane Sanders.
Most laughable is that the mad scientist looking Senator from Vermont blames a Trump campaign manager for the rumor. So, besides using the “blame Trump” excuse, Sanders wants the world to believe HIM about HIS college problems, but he wants us to condemn the President for Trump University failing (as if he wanted it to happen).
The lawyer that Sanders and his wife are blaming, Brady Toensing, did nothing other than seeking an investigation in a letter to the U.S Attorney for Vermont. He did not create the story, he merely desired to see it looked into.
A friend of Sanders as well as his top advisor Jeff Weaver said that the Senator is lawyering up. They even have Jane Sanders getting legal council from Larry Robbins, the man who represented Lewis “Scooter” Libby.
The “Request for an Investigation into Apparent Federal Bank Fraud” is a four-page letter sent by Toensing saying that Jane Sanders “orchestrated” the buying of 33 acres along “Lake Champlain in Burlington to expand the school.” Her husband served there as Mayor, we are told.
Mrs. Sanders stands accused of lying “and inflated nearly $2 million she said donors had pledged to repay” in order to make sure that she obtained the $10 million dollar loan.
The letter alleges that she “successfully and intentionally engaged in a fraudulent scheme to actively conceal and misrepresent material facts from a federal financial institution,” and requested an investigation into banking fraud.
Worse still, a second letter claims that the Bern himself put pressure on the bank to make sure that his wife got approved. The F.B.I. wants to know if he helped his wife get one of those loans, which is the point of the investigation.
Burlington College past president Carol Moore conveyed to Vermont Public Radio, “I was contacted and spoke with an FBI agent numerous times last spring, again last summer, recently, maybe a month ago.”
She also told Politico that any accusation that condemns Mr. or Mrs. Sanders on this matter is “ridiculous,” as well as “false.”
While that may be the case, perhaps Sanders is wishing that he has not been so hard on Trump University’s failing grade now that the shoe is on the other foot.
Sources: The Daily Wire