WATCH: Trump’s Lawyer Joe diGenova Exposes the FBI, NSA, CIA, DOJ’s Plot to Frame Trump & Cover Hillary

This is a FASCINATING interview, and it is a “must watch” for everyone concerned with the corruption (at the highest levels) of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and DOJ that occurred during the Obama administration.

It’s a fairly long interview – 31 minutes in total – but it is definitely worth your time!

If the name Joe DiGenova seems familiar, but you’re not sure why, it’s because he was recently named by President Trump to be added to his Russia probe legal team.  Joe DiGenova’s wife (Victoria Toensing) was also going to join the Russia probe legal team.  But just a few days later, they were removed from the Russia probe legal team due to potential conflicts of interest.  They will, however, remain as outside counsel, to assist President Trump on other matters.

The MSM would have you disregard them as a dingbat conspiracy nuts, but Joe diGenova and wife Victoria Toensing are heavy-hitters, who have a long history inside the Washington DC swap.  Their law firm, diGenova & Toensing, LLP, has a long list of impressive clients.  And, when you have a long list of important clients, there are bound to be potential conflicts of interest.  As a Fox News article states,

diGenova and Toensing, together, were appointed by the House of Representatives in 1997 as special counsel to investigate the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The two also were retained to investigate former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the Democrat’s political surveillance controversy, also known as Troopergate.

Toensing served as deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division of the Justice Department under the Reagan administration, and as an assistant U.S. attorney in Detroit. Toensing was chief counsel for then-Sen. Barry Goldwater, who sat as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

There have been concerns of a potential conflict of interest with diGenova and Toensing representing the president in Mueller’s investigation, after Toensing’s representation of former key witnesses in the probe.

Recently, Toensing represented Mark Corallo, an ex-spokesman to former Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz, in his interview with the special counsel’s team. Toensing also represented Sam Clovis, a 2016 Trump campaign associate who supervised George Papadopoulos, in Clovis’ Mueller interview. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the FBI as part of the special counsel’s probe. Toensing also represented Erik Prince, a former informal adviser to Trump, who allegedly attended a meeting in January 2017 with a Russian investor in Seychelles, that Mueller reportedly is investigating.

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Victoria Toensing has also been a “regular” on Hannity in recent months, as she represented the informant (Douglas Campbell) who recently testified against the Clintons in the Uranium One case.  Interestingly, he wasn’t allowed to testify for YEARS, because the Obama DOJ had forced him to sign a non-disclosure agreement about his knowledge.  As an article by Sara A. Carter states,

Victoria Toensing is the attorney for William Douglas Campbell, the FBI informant who is providing Congress with troves of documentation he gathered, saved and turned over to the FBI during the nearly six years he worked as an undercover FBI asset when he was a contractor in Russia’s nuclear and energy field.

Campbell, who had also worked with the CIA during his long overseas career, was interviewed earlier this month by three congressional committees and provided a written statement on his work as an informant and his reason for coming forward with the information, as previously reported. Campbell’s statement alleged that Moscow routed millions of dollars through a Washington D.C. based lobbying firm, which was “expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”

The point that I’m trying to make, is that this husband-wife team of lawyers KNOW what they are talking about, despite all the MSM claims to the contrary.  So get in your comfy seat, sit back, and LISTEN to what Joe diGenova has to say about all the corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, NSA, CIA, and DOJ.

Also, keep in mind that Joe diGenova (and wife Victoria Toensing) are currently helping President Trump as outside counsel.  (Thank the Lord!)  Enjoy the video!

Texts show coordination with Obama WH, CIA, DOJ, FBI in early Russia probe

This is a super complicated story…. with lots and lots of interconnected dots.  Before we get into all the nitty gritty details, let’s watch a video first!   Jesse Watters does a really good job breaking it all down, on The Five, around the 2:25 mark:

As difficult as it is to wrap your head around all of the facts, what’s REALLY scary is that we probably don’t even know the half of it yet!

BUT, since we can’t have our minds exploding on us just yet, let’s try to get all the details that we know so far, nailed down.  As a Fox News article explains,

Newly uncovered text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page suggest a possible coordination between high-ranking officials at the Obama White House, CIA, FBI, Justice Department and former Senate Democratic leadership in the early stages of the investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to GOP congressional investigators on Wednesday.

The investigators say the information provided to Fox News “strongly” suggests coordination between former President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, then-Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, and CIA Director John Brennan — which they say would “contradict” the Obama administration’s public stance about its hand in the process.

Page texted Strzok on Aug. 2, 2016, saying: “Make sure you can lawfully protect what you sign. Just thinking about congress, foia, etc. You probably know better than me.”

A text message from Strzok to Page on Aug. 3 described former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as being concerned with “information control” related to the initial investigation into the Trump campaign. According to a report from the New York Times, Brennan was sent to Capitol Hill around the same time to brief members of Congress on the possibility of election interference.

Days later, on Aug. 8, 2016, Strzok texted Page: “Internal joint cyber cd intel piece for D, scenesetter for McDonough brief, Trainor [head of FBI cyber division] directed all cyber info be pulled. I’d let Bill and Jim hammer it out first, though it would be best for D to have it before the Wed WH session.”

In the texts, “D” referred to FBI Director James Comey, and and “McDonough” referred to Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, the GOP investigators said.

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FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page texted about a briefing given to former Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, seen here.  (Reuters)

“We are not making conclusions. What we are saying is that the timeline is concerning enough to warrant the appointment of an independent investigator to look at whether or not the Obama White House was involved [in the Trump-Russia investigation],” a GOP congressional source told Fox News.

An FBI spokesman did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

The congressional investigators pointed out to Fox News that the CIA and FBI are supposed to be “independent agencies,” and noted that “coordination between political actors at the White House and investigators would be inappropriate,” raising questions about the level of involvement of Obama White House officials.

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Former CIA Director John Brennan, seen here, briefed then-Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., two days before the Democratic leader wrote a letter to Comey.  (AP, File)

But weeks later, on August 25, 2016, Brennan went to Capitol Hill to brief Harry Reid — and it was unclear whether FBI officials attended the briefing, a congressional source told Fox News.

Two days after the briefing, Reid penned a letter to Comey requesting an investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“The evidence of a direct connection between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign continues to mount and has led Michael Morrell, the former Acting Central Intelligence Director, to call Trump an ‘unwitting agent’ of Russia and the Kremlin,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, wrote. “The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free and fair elections represents one of the gravest threats to our democracy since the Cold War and it is critical for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use every resource available to investigate this matter thoroughly and in a timely fashion.”

Reid cited reports in his letter, noting “methods” Russia was using to influence the Trump campaign and “manipulate it as a vehicle for advancing the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Reid added that “recent staff changes within the Trump campaign have made clear that the Trump campaign has employed a number of individuals with significant and disturbing ties to Russia and the Kremlin,” urging Comey to make the investigation “public.”

The New York Times first reported on Reid’s letter to Comey on Aug. 29, 2016.

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Former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, seen here, penned a letter in August 2016 to former FBI Director James Comey requesting an investigation into potential collusion with Trump campaign associates and Russia.  (AP)

The following day, Aug. 30, 2016, Strzok texted Page: “Here we go,” sending a link to the Times report titled, “Harry Reid Cites Evidence of Russian Tampering in U.S. Vote and seeks FBI inquiry.”

Page replied: “D [Comey] said at am brief that Reid called him and told him he would be sending a letter.”

Congressional investigators suggested that the Reid letter possibly provided “cover” for the fact that the FBI and Justice Department had already begun investigating the Trump campaign in mid-July on what they called “questionable ethical and legal grounds.”

“The ‘here we go’ text between Strzok and Page indicates the FBI/ DOJ knew the letter from Reid was coming,” a congressional source told Fox News. “This created the inference they knew it would create public calls for an investigation into Russian interference — covering them.”

The source told Fox News on Wednesday that investigators were neither “passing judgement” nor “claiming a smoking gun,” but suggested that the timeline was “incredibly concerning.”

“At some point, the amount of concerning information becomes enough for a special counsel to look into it.”

And there it is.  That last sentence hits the nail on the head.  However, since AG Jeff Sessions isn’t appointing a Special Counsel just yet (see my previous blog about that) we have to believe that there is SO MUCH “concerning information” that there WILL be a Special Counsel appointed down the road…. and hopefully it’s a very short road!

One thing is clear, though… the Deep State is going to do EVERYTHING in its power to stop the investigation.  We’ve got the CIA, FBI, DOJ, Obama WH, and former Senate majority leader all in collusion with each other, to take down President Trump.

Trump has already removed some top people in the FBI… but there are tons of Obama holdovers in every single agency.  When you think about it, it’s downright scary!

If there was ever a time to keep diligently praying for our Country, and for President Trump, it’s NOW!

 

BREAKING: No 2nd Special Counsel… for now. Huber named as outside Federal Prosecutor looking into FBI/DOJ abuse.

Earlier today, the news broke that AG Jeff Sessions had finally named the Federal Prosecutor that he had alluded to last week, who has been quietly looking into multiple issues (Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, FBI wrongdoing, etc.) for quite some time.  According to a Fox News article,

In a letter directed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Sessions revealed that he asked U.S. Attorney John Huber to lead the evaluation into issues raised by the committees in recent months.

“I write in response to recent letters requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel to review certain prosecutorial and investigative determinations made by the Department of Justice in 2016 and 2017. I take the concerns you raise seriously,” Sessions wrote, noting how important it was that the American people and Congress had “confidence” in the Justice Department.

Sessions referenced a November 2017 letter sent by Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, first reported by Fox News, directing senior federal prosecutors to evaluate “certain issues” requested by congressional Republicans, involving the sale of Uranium One and alleged unlawful dealings related to the Clinton Foundation.

On Nov. 13, 2017, Boyd wrote: “These senior prosecutors will report directly to the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General [Rod Rosenstein], as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel.”

Sessions revealed Thursday in the letter to top Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress that Huber was the senior federal prosecutor leading that effort.

“Mr. Huber is conducting his work from outside the Washington D.C. area and in cooperation with the Inspector General,” Sessions said, noting that Huber’s review would “include a full, complete, and objective evaluation of these matters in a manner that is consistent with the law and facts.”

Huber is a federal prosecutor, twice confirmed, unanimously, by the Senate as U.S. attorney for the District of Utah in 2015 and again in 2017. Huber previously served in leadership roles within the U.S. Attorney’s Office as national security section chief and executive assistant U.S. attorney.

“I receive regular updates from Mr. Huber and upon the conclusion of his review, will receive his recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit the appointment of a Special Counsel,” Sessions said.

Huber ultimately would be the prosecutor to decide whether issues raised by Republicans in Congress warrant the appointment of a second special counsel, Sessions said.

The attorney general cited U.S. Code, noting that the appointment of a special counsel was “reserved for use in only the most ‘extraordinary circumstances,'” and that any special counsel must be “selected from outside the United States Government.”

“To justify such an appointment, the Attorney General would need to conclude that ‘the public interest would be served by removing a large degree of responsibility for the matter from the Department of Justice,” the letter read.

Sessions added, “The Department has successfully investigated and prosecuted many high-profile resource-intensive matters since the regulations were promulgated in 1999, but the regulations’ standard has been found to be satisfied on only two occasions,” and said it was “more common” to appoint “accountable prosecutors” to conduct investigations within the department.

On March 6, Gowdy, R-S.C., and Goodlatte, R-Va., penned a joint letter to Sessions demanding the appointment of a special counsel to investigate “conflicts of interest” and decisions “made and not made” by current and former Justice Department officials in 2016 and 2017, noting that “the public interest requires” the action.

The letter cited potential Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses, which Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced Wednesday would be investigated by his team. 

“The Office of Inspector General will initiate a review that will examine the Justice Department’s and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compliance with legal requirements, and with applicable DOJ and FBI policies and procedures, in applications filed with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) relating to a certain U.S. person,” the Horowitz statement obtained by Fox News read. “As part of this examination, the OIG also will review information that was known to the DOJ and the FBI at the time the applications were filed from or about an alleged FBI confidential source.”

Sessions told lawmakers in his Thursday letter that he understood the Justice Department was “not above criticism,” and noted that if anyone “falls short” of the “highest level of integrity, ethics and professionalism,” he would act.

“I will fulfill my responsibility to take necessary action to protect the integrity of our work,” Sessions wrote, thanking the lawmakers for their “leadership” on the matters, and stating that he would  make their letters available to both Huber and Horowitz.

OK, so… NO second special counsel… for now, at least.  That’s a pretty big bummer, if you ask me… but there just might be some super special political jujitsu going on here, too.

Let’s think about this for a moment.  If AG Jeff Sessions WERE to announce a second special counsel right now, the Left would go completely insane (or at least more insane than they already are) and would probably claim that Sessions (and President Trump) are trying to jail their political opponents, while never taking into consideration the CRIMES that had been committed.

HOWEVER, if U.S. Attorney Huber and I.G. Horowitz investigate everything, and THEY conclude that there are indeed serious crimes that have been committed, but that they couldn’t complete their investigation because they could only interview people that are still working in the agencies (and can’t compel anyone who no longer works in the agencies to talk to them) then AG Sessions HAS to appoint a 2nd Special Counsel at that point, and there’s no real argument that the Left can say about it, either.

You have to admit, that’s kind of brilliant!  It takes ALL of the political heat off of President Trump, and off of AG Sessions too… so long as he sticks to the recommendations after Huber/Horowitz’s investigation.  He is following the letter of the Law – and letting the facts lead the investigation(s) forward.  The rationale for the appointment of a 2nd Special Counsel would be AIRTIGHT.

The problem with all of this, however, is TIME.  These investigations take a tremendous amount of time… and we don’t have any time to waste, either!!  If we are super duper lucky, Huber and Horowitz will have some recommendations in a few months, forcing Sessions to appoint a 2nd Special Counsel right before the Midterms. Granted, it’s doubtful, but AG Sessions DID say that Huber has been working on all of this for quite some time… so hopefully he already has a pretty good head start at this point.

If we keep following that hopeful timeline, then maybe – just maybe – the 2nd Special Counsel will wrap up right before the 2020 election.  Again, that’s doubtful… but it’s possible!  Wouldn’t that be glorious to see Democrat after Democrat to to JAIL at the same time that they are trying to campaign for whoever their Presidential Democrat candidate is??  I’m already laughing just thinking about it!!!

Stay tuned!  It’s going to be an interesting year!  #MAGA!  🙂

 

David Hogg targets Laura Ingraham, and her advertisers

David Hogg, the crisis actor who admitted on tape that he wasn’t even AT Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the shootings (you can read more about that in my previous blog) is now targeting Fox News host Laura Ingraham, apparently over one single tweet.

It all started when David Hogg tweeted about his troubles getting accepted to colleges that he applied to. To repeat, HE put it out on Twitter for the world to see, that he was having difficulties getting into colleges.

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Then, Laura Ingram put out a tweet of her own about the subject, and cited an article by The Daily Wire who published a story about it:

In the true fashion of Millennials who can’t accept any responsibility for their own actions, he lashed out at Laura Ingraham, and decided to go after her advertisers:

Super mature, right?? It’s the exact tactic that he used when he targeted the NRA, which backfired spectacularly.  But since his little feelings were hurt, and since he didn’t learn his lesson, he’s at it again.

Laura Ingraham is just the latest Fox News host to endure this kind of malicious attack on their advertisers.  Hannity has been bombarded by this nonsense for YEARS, and Tucker Carlson has recently been through similar battles.

It seems that the party of love and acceptance and tolerance, just CAN’T tolerate (or accept, or love) opinions that are different from their own.  They will use violence and threats to silence people, no matter if it is a conservative speaker at a college University, or a highly rated TV show.

Personally, I am going to contact all of her advertisers to show SUPPORT for Laura Ingraham!  And after the little nuisance makers move on to their next shiny object of outrage, I think I’m going to contact Laura’s advertisers AGAIN, to let them know how much I appreciate them sticking with her!

#MAGA!

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UPDATE:  As of this moment (7pm EST 3/29/18) 4 of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers have bailed, due to the pressure from the loony lefties.

They are:  Trip Advisor, Nestle, Wayfair, and Nutrish

SAD!!! 😦

 

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson replaces Shulkin for VA Secretary

For weeks now, it has been rumored that David Shulkin was going to be replaced soon, mostly due to the reports of his lavish spending habits.  As a Fox News article states,

Rumors had been swirling for weeks about Shulkin’s future amid investigations into alleged spending abuses and reports of internal dissension at the VA. In February, the VA’s internal watchdog found that Shulkin had improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and his then-chief of staff had doctored emails to justify his wife traveling to Europe with him at taxpayer expense. Shulkin agreed to reimburse the government more than $4,000 in that case.

Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., a Marine combat veteran who called for Shulkin to resign after the February watchdog report, said in a statement on Wednesday that Shulkin had done “nothing to clean up the culture of bureaucratic incompetence that has defined the leadership at the VA.”

In true Trump style, he announced that Shulkin was officially out, and to be replaced by Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, with Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD to be Acting Secretary:

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If you ask me, this is AWESOME news!!!  The Veterans Administration is a SWAMP, and needs to be completely overhauled.  While Sec. Shulkin seemed like he was trying to get the VA back on track… he WAS the under secretary during all of the VA scandals during the Obama administration, after all!  More bureaucracy is NOT what the VA needs.  The VA needs actual CARE and actual ATTENTION, and Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson could easily bring that to the agency, in spades.

You may remember seeing Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson during a White House Press Briefing, around 2 months ago, as he described in GREAT detail the results of President Trump’s physical.  President Trump had told him to answer every single question that the MSM had… and he did.  Here are some of those highlights:

Meanwhile, the MSM is losing its collective mind.   According to the MSM, you can’t run an agency unless you are a swamp dwelling bureaucrat, adept at running an agency into the ground.  As an example, here is the Politico Headline: ‘My first reaction was OMG’: Trump’s VA pick is new to all this.

While Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson may be new to running a huge agency, guess who ELSE was new to running a swamp-filled bureaucracy??  President Donald J. Trump!  And he’s done a REMARKABLE job so far, hasn’t he? 🙂

As a side note, I would like to thank President Trump for not appointing Pete Hegseth. Don’t get me wrong… he would be a WONDERFUL pick for the VA, but I would miss him way too much in the mornings, on Fox and Friends! 🙂

 

BOMBSHELL: David Hogg wasn’t at school during the mass shooting (Video)

David Hogg is the “face” of the #MarchForOurLives event, and the #NeverAgain movement.  And while he goes around blaming the NRA for something they had no part in, and blaming Marco Rubio for something he had no part in, and blaming Congress for something that the FBI (and local police) dropped the ball on, he is still the hero of the left.  Even his attempts to channel Hitler in his attire and movements, have been adored by the gun-grabbing lefties.

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However, for weeks now, rumors have been circling around Twitter (and other social media platforms) that David Hogg isn’t a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at all… but rather a crisis actor taking full advantage of the horrible and tragic mass shooting event.

The rumors have been non-stop, despite how Twitter and Facebook seem to magically delete posts that question Hogg’s age or identity.  Yearbook photos from Redondo Shores high school in California surfaced, and it appears he graduated from there in 2015.

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We have also learned in recent weeks that his father used to work for the FBI, and that his mother is a producer at CNN… which explain why CNN is his favorite network to go on, and how that sham of a Town Hall was thrown together so quickly, with David Hogg at the forefront of it all.

We have also learned that the #MarchForOurLives event, wasn’t a grassroots movement at all, but rather a well funded event put on by George Soros, Planned Parenthood, and many other Democratic donors… including Valerie Jarrett.

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BUT… let’s get back to the horrible events of the mass shooting, and read what David Hogg said immediately after it happened, shall we?  David Hogg was interviewed for a Time Magazine article, and is quoted as saying that he was there at the school:

David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, knows what gunshots sound like: His father worked in law enforcement, and taught him about weapons and how to handle them. So when Hogg heard a “pop” while sitting in an AP environmental science class around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, he told his teacher it sounded strangely like a gunshot. But there had been a fire drill that very morning and talk of a “Code Red” exercise to prepare for an active shooter. This must just be a surprise drill, he reasoned.

And then the fire alarm sounded. Dutifully acting on it, Hogg and other students tried to exit the building. A janitor—Hogg doesn’t know his name but calls him an angel—knew where the shots were coming from and sent the students back. Then a culinary arts teacher, Ashley Kurth, pulled Hogg and others inside, locked the door, and made them hide in a closet. Checking Twitter and Instagram, Hogg—who’s an editor at the school’s TV station—found the news that the shooting was real and ongoing.

The shots continued for what felt like an eternity. Hogg considered the possibility that he would not live to see the end of the day.

“While I was in there, I thought, ‘What impact have I had? What will my story be if I die here?’” Hogg told TIME in the hours following the ordeal. “And the only thing I could think of was, pull out my camera and try telling others. As a student journalist, as an aspiring journalist, that’s all I could think: Get other people’s stories on tape. If we all die, the camera survives, and that’s how we get the message out there, about how we want change to be brought about.”

OK – so that seems credible, right?  I mean, who on earth would use the words “what will my story be if I die here” unless he was THERE, right?  So…. all of that conspiracy stuff about yearbook photos and CNN producer mothers is just nonsense…. right?  Well, not so much.

The truth accidentally slipped out, while filming a CBS documentary entitled “39 days.”  While the documentary has not aired yet, an excerpt posted online by CBS News shows us everything we need to know:  David Hogg wasn’t even there.

You can hear David Hogg admit – in his own words – that he wasn’t at school on the day of the mass shooting (around the 4:30 mark of the video.)

“On the day of the shooting, I got my camera and got on my bike and rode as fast as I could three miles from my house to the school to get as much video and to get as many interviews as I could because I knew that this could not be another mass shooting.”

David Hogg ALSO admitted that he didn’t really know any of the students at that High School, either:

“I didn’t know most of these people at a very personal level, but I wanted to make their voices heard and that’s what I’m really trying to do.”

Sooooo… that’s not good.  Even people who didn’t want to listen to any of the conspiracy stories, have no choice but to scratch their heads now, because the two completely different accounts of what happened, are from David Hogg’s own mouth.  There’s no way for them both to be true.  At least one of the accounts, is a lie (if not both.)

Perhaps he should take a day off from doing interviews at CNN, and learn from one of the best liars out there:

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The Message that SHOULD have been at the #MarchForOurLives rallies, but wasn’t.

This weekend was non-stop coverage of the #MarchForOurLives rallies, with the main rally in Washington DC, and other rallies all over the country.  It was chock full of celebrities and students, and a few survivors too.

It SHOULD have been about how to better protect the students, and how to eliminate gun-free zones so that they aren’t such soft targets.  It SHOULD have been about the killer(s) and how to spot (and treat) mental illness before a shooting happens.

If nothing else, every single family member who lost a loved one, SHOULD have been given a voice, and allowed to speak at the #MarchForOurLives rallies!  After all, that’s what the rallies should have been ALL about, right?  Not so much.

Meet Andrew Pollack and his son Hunter.  Andrew’s daughter (and Hunter’s sister,) Meadow, was murdered in Parkland.  Hunter was disinvited to speak at the #MarchForOurLives rally in DC.  He prepared a beautiful speech about securing our schools, but was not allowed to speak at the event.  He made a video instead, of the prepared speech that he WANTED to give:

That was one beautiful, well-written, speech!  It’s painful to me, that they have to grieve the loss of their daughter/sister completely alone, because they aren’t chiming in on the MSM narrative to blame the NRA for something that the NRA had absolutely nothing to do with.  But for the Pollack family, that is their reality.

Here is another video made by the Daily Caller, with Andrew Pollack and also Parkland survivor Kyle Kashuv, aptly named “A Message From Parkland You Won’t See in the Mainstream Media”

In the interest of the deceased (and survivors) of the school shootings, I won’t talk too much more about the disgraceful tactics used at the rallies this weekend.  Many of attendees were children, and have been systematically brainwashed by their liberal teachers.

Since today is Palm Sunday, it seems fitting to end with words that Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

(However, for the adults and organizations that knew EXACTLY what they were doing when planning these rallies, they’ve got a lot of explaining to do, when their day comes to meet their Maker, won’t they?)

OPINION: An Omnibus is not a Budget bill!! Get your butt back on the Trump Train, and #MAGA!

The last 48 hours (or longer) has been a trying time for most die-hard Trump supporters, no doubt.  When we all started learning drip by drip what was in the pork-filled Omnibus, it was as if our stomachs were suddenly filled with lead.  Then our hopes peaked when President Trump signaled that he might Veto the Omnibus…. only to have our hopes dashed when he announced at a Press Conference yesterday that he had already signed it, mostly for the Military funds.

While most of us understood WHY he felt he had to sign that monstrosity of a bill, we were saddened that our Government was STILL this dysfunctional.  After all, we have a Republican House, a (barely) Republican Senate, and a Republican President!  It was a lot of hard work to make all of that happen, and we had a lot of high hopes that things could change… and we NEED things to change, before the Democrats have a chance to destroy America again, right??

For a brief moment, things seemed slightly hopeless.  Many people jumped off of the Trump Train and publicly announced their wishy washy backboned decision on various social media outlets.  True die-hard Trump supporters (like myself) stayed firm and never swayed, but it was admittedly tough with all of the negative posts coming from literally everywhere.

That is… until a comment hidden deep under a post in TheConservativeTreehouse.com went VIRAL… and then everyone started to feel MUCH better again!

It turns out that Americans had been slowly conditioned to think of Omnibus bills as budget bills, mostly because for 8 long years Obama NEVER passed a budget, and these Omnibus spending bills became the “norm.”  But Omnibus bills are NOT Budget bills! They are not Constitutionally-protected like Budget bills, either!  The post from Gunny explains it all, and is copied word for word:

Gunny says:
March 23, 2018 at 7:42 am
I seriously do not understand why individuals do not read the entire thread or disregard it.

Wheatietoo and I spent hours yesterday providing links, researching the laws, the 1974 law and statutes…. Do you know why the Omnibus is not going to get any notice…Here it is..

It’s not an official ‘Federal Budget’. It’s an Omnibus bill…not a Budget…He outsmarted them again…Congress basically screwed themselves by not passing a Budget…

Per the Constitution…the President must adhere to a Budget set forth by Congress and direct the expenditures as provided therein.

This is another one of those big Porkulus Bills, like they gave Obama for 8 years. This is not a Budget..

An Omnibus Spending Bill may have some ‘instructions’ as to how the money will be spent…but Obama ignored them.
He spent the money, or didn’t spend it, however he wanted to.
And Congress didn’t do a thing about it! Because they couldn’t..

I think our President observed how this happened, year after year.
He is bound to realize that those ‘appropriations’ for different things in these Omnibus bills…are merely ‘suggestions’.

So like Obama, Pres Trump can spend this money on whatever he wants to.
Or…not spend it.

Planned Parenthood?
What if our President decided to tell the Treas Dept to ‘slow-walk’ that money to Planned Parenthood…until the Senate gets off their ass and confirms his appointees?

Sanctuary Cities?
What if our President decided to ‘slow-walk’ that money too…until those Sanctuary Cities assist ICE in rounding up criminal illegal aliens?

Splodey heads? From the Dems and the Enemedia?
Why yes.
There would be a colorful display of splodey heads.

But what could they do about it.
Hah.

Our President could just say…’What! Congress should’ve passed a Budget.’

done finished…research was done…and it is so very humorous actually….our VSG..just said just give me money for the military and the wall…put anything else you want in it…and those goofballs did.

In this case, as per above….he doesn’t have to spend a dime….because it is not a budget…and even if it was…researched….he could still spend as he please…
Congress appropriates….up to the President to spend it…or not….as he pleases..

If anyone disagrees, I can go back and get the links and evidence, but if you just read yesterdays political thread…Wheatietoo and I laid it all out for all…Wheatietoo did most of the work and put together the consolidated update as per above….

Again, that is why Obama never had a Budget in his Presidency…Congress did continual Omibus’s and he just took the money….for 8 years…and no one seems to know where it went…

FEEL BETTER YET??  (I know I sure do!)  Furthermore, Gunny is absolutely correct.  Trump can (and should) pick and choose which items to fully fund!!  It CAN be done!!

And, just to add some more warm fuzzies to your day, let’s factor in exactly WHO President Trump is, and how strong his backbone is too.  If there was EVER a President to stand up to these pork-filled Omnibus disasters, and call them out for what they are, it’s President Trump.  The WORLD knows that there has never been a President like Trump before… and it’s time that Congress knows it too!

As the MSM media slowly figures out that President Trump isn’t funding Planned Parenthood as they expected, the pressure will mount, BIGLY.  As AG Jeff Sessions keeps pursuing the law suits against Sanctuary Cities (instead of fully funding them, per the Omnibus) things are going to get very tense!  WE HAVE TO STAY STRONG, AND SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP!!!

So get your butts back on the Trump Train, already!!  We have LOTS of work to do, if we want to keep the House and Senate after the Midterms!  (And we MUST keep the House and Senate!  We HAVE to!)  It’s time to #DrainTheSwamp and vote in REAL Conservatives, to help carry out President Trump’s agenda!

After all, President Trump needs a full eight years to fix the disastrous situation we were in after Obama.  He’s done a remarkable job so far, given all of the opposition, hasn’t he?  Just think where we could be, after 8 fantastic years of President Trump’s leadership!!!

Don’t lose the faith… #MAGA instead! 🙂

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Meet the Marine Corps’ new mascot: Recruit Chesty XV

With all of the stressful stuff in the news lately, and since it’s National Puppy Day today, I thought we’d lighten things up a bit, and introduce you to a fun energetic 10 week old Marine, Chesty XV.  Chesty XV is an English bulldog, with big shoes to fill!  As a Fox News article states,

No one will be barking instructions in Chesty XV’s face just yet, though, as Marine spokeswoman Capt. Colleen McFadden confirmed. The pup is set to shadow Chesty XIV until he is ready to participate in official Marine ceremonies independently, on or about July 6 this year.

“He will remain as ‘recruit’ until he gets promoted before he officially takes over as the Marine Corps mascot next year,” McFadden told Marine Corps Times of the pup’s March 19 arrival. “He is a great puppy and new recruit. The Barracks was very excited to welcome him aboard today.”

“Recruit Chesty XIV is a symbol. He’s symbolic,” GySgt. Aaron Calderon, drill master at the Marine Barracks Washington, says in the video. “Even though he’s only 10 weeks old, he’s still that little devil dog that is inside of us all. Symbolically, as a recruit, we come out of recruit training as little devil dogs, and this is us.”

Both the mascot and mascot-elect are named after the legendary five-time Navy Cross recipient Lt. Gen. Chesty Puller, the Marine Corps Times reports. Chesty XIV has been in service since 2013 and is set to retire before next year’s parade season. When he does, he’ll pass on his duties of drill ceremony and parade participation with the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon to Chesty XIV.

Chesty XV-instagramCpl. Chesty XIV stands over Chesty XV wearing a Campaign Cover at Marine Barracks Washington, March 19, 2018. Chesty the XIV has served for five years and awaits Chesty the XV to complete training to take his place.  (Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Taryn Escott/released)

His official recruitment video is below.  (The best part, is at the 1:42 mark, where Chesty XV is asked to comment on his career, and he LITERALLY eats the microphone!)  🙂

I can almost smell the puppy breath from here… can’t you?  Semper Fi, little devil dog… Semper Fi  🙂

Trump signs Omnibus, insists on line item veto for all future Government spending bills (Full Video)

President Trump signed the 1.3 Trillion Omnibus spending bill, primarily to properly fund the Military.  However, he lambasted Congress for all of the “pork” added to the bill. One of the most important points for Congress to take away from today, is what President Trump said about line item veto power: It needs to be in ALL future spending bills.

President Trump was clearly ticked off about the situation, which mirrors how most Americans feel.  The hashtag #VetoTheOmnibus was trending at a rapid pace, for the last 24 hours, and President Trump even hinted on Twitter that he might veto the bill.  But in the end, the Military funding outweighed the other concerns.

“My highest duty is to keep America safe,” stated President Trump.

“As a matter of National Security I’ve signed this omnibus budget bill. There are a lot of things that I’m unhappy about in this bill. There are a lot of things that we shouldn’t have had in this bill.”

“I say to Congress I will never sign another bill like this again. I’m not going to do it again. Nobody read it. It’s only hours old. Some people don’t even know what’s in it.”

President Trump continued, “I’m calling on Congress to give me a line item veto for all government spending bills.”

The full video is below.

John Dowd resigns as Trump’s personal lawyer in Russia probe

One of President Trump’s personal lawyers, John Dowd, resigned today.   As a Fox News article writes,

John Dowd resigned Thursday as President Trump’s lead outside counsel in the Russia probe amid an internal dispute with other attorneys on the legal team, Fox News has learned.

Dowd has been at odds with the other attorneys over the possibility of Trump doing an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, sources said. He has recently voiced strong opposition to Trump doing an interview, they said.

Amid Mueller’s probe, Trump has assembled his own outside team of lawyers, including Dowd, Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow. Earlier this week, Trump added former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova to his legal team and, according to sources, is expected to make more additions.

Last weekend, Dowd released a statement calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to end the Russia probe.

“I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe’s boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier,” Dowd said in a statement to Fox News.

But Trump’s legal team pushed back against the notion the president would move to fire Mueller.

“In response to media speculation and related questions being posed to the administration, the White House yet again confirms that the president is not considering or discussing the firing of the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller,” Trump attorney Ty Cobb said Sunday.

Inside the White House, Trump is separately advised by White House counsel Don McGahn.

This is at least the second major reshuffling of Trump’s legal team in the last year. Dowd had taken over the lead lawyer role last summer from New York attorney Marc Kasowitz, who has long been by Trump’s side.

In my opinion, GOOD RIDDANCE!!!  President Trump doesn’t need any more personal lawyers who add fuel to the MSM’s fire, and it was Dowd’s statement about Mueller’s investigation that prompted the FRENZY from everyone debating whether or not President Trump would fire Mueller.  That’s the kind of useless drama that President Trump (and the entire country, for that matter) can do without.

What President Trump needs is about 5 more lawyers like Jay Sekulow.  (Personally, I would LOVE to see Jay Sekulow become the next AG, but that’s for another blog.) 🙂

#MAGA

 

California Cities/Counties opting out of CA State Sanctuary Law

We have heard in recent weeks about a little city in California, Los Alamitos, that was voting to defy the California State’s Sanctuary Law.  A few days ago, they were successful and voted 4-1 to opt out of what they deem to be an unconstitutional law!

Now, more towns (and possibly counties) are looking to do the same thing!  (There just may be hope for California, yet!)  As a Fox News article states,

More towns and cities in California are exploring options to follow Los Alamitos in rejecting the state’s sanctuary law.

Members of the Los Alamitos Council voted Monday to opt out of a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents.

“Tiny Los Alamitos has kicked open the door,” state Assemblyman Travis Allen told the Orange County Register, “and now other cities across California are looking to get on board and stand up against the illegal sanctuary state.”

The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year and in effect since Jan. 1, includes prohibiting state and local police agencies from informing federal authorities in cases when illegal immigrants facing deportation are released from detention.

Los Alamitos’ adopted ordinance claims the new state law “may be in direct conflict with federal laws and the Constitution.”

The council, therefore, said it “finds that it is impossible to honor our oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States,” if it does not opt out.

The council’s move inspired officials in Orange County and the cities of Aliso Viejo and Buena Park to consider adopting similar measures against California’s sanctuary law.

Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel said in a statement Tuesday that she plans to present a similar ordinance to the Board of Supervisors.

“I thank the City of Los Alamitos for standing up for its citizens and rejecting the so-called ‘sanctuary’ legislation passed in Sacramento, and I urge the County of Orange and all of our cities to do the same,” Steel said in the release.

Aliso Viejo Mayor Dave Harrington said his council will discuss similar action next month.

“It is a great thing what they did,” Harrington told the Orange County Register. “I think they were spot-on, that we take the oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States.”

Buena Park Councilwoman Beth Swift said she will follow the lead as well and will request a discussion on the measure at the next council meeting.

Huntington Beach had been considering opting out of the state’s sanctuary law even before Los Alamitos’ decision, Assemblyman Allen told the publication.

Below is a video of the mayor of Los Alamitos, Troy Edgar, discussing it on Fox Business.  (He also discusses the recent re-arrest of illegal immigrants that had previously escaped ICE arrests, due to the Mayor of Oakland, CA’s televised warning.)

Of course, this kind of defiance won’t go unpunished by the uber-liberal Lefties in Sacramento.  As the same Fox News article continues,

The attempts to rebel California’s sanctuary law will no doubt pit state and local lawmakers against each other.

California’s Senate leader, Kevin de León, who authored the controversial sanctuary law and is aiming for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat, said the law doesn’t violate the Constitution and those councils opting out of it are risking to be sued.

The Los Alamitos Council’s “symbolic vote in favor of President Trump’s racist immigration enforcement policies is disappointing,” de León told the Ventura County Star.

“Local governments that attempt to break state law will saddle their residents with unnecessary and expensive litigation costs.”

I find it BEYOND rich that California State Senate leader, Kevin de León, thinks that he can bully these cities/counties/communities into NOT standing up for their own legal American citizens!  After all, if these known criminal illegal immigrants were to commit another crime in their community, after failing to contact ICE and deport them, the local community would be held liable, not Sacramento!

But then again, upholding the law isn’t exactly Kevin de León’s strong suit.  After all, he has admitted – on tape – that half of his family is not only here illegally, but also have illegal Social Security cards, and other forms of illegal identification.  Don’t believe me?  Watch for yourself:

Regardless of Kevin de León’s tactics to bully these small communities into NOT defying Sanctuary Law, let’s hope MORE cities follow Los Alamitos’ example!  There are a whole lot of red-blooded Americans who are really upset, and want their State back!  Maybe, just maybe, they will succeed! (fingers crossed)

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President Trump holds Roundtable discussion about Sanctuary Cities (full video)

The Trump administration continues to be the most transparent administration ever, by holding roundtable discussions, and allowing the public to VIEW the discussions!

This time, it was a roundtable about Sanctuary Cities.  The topic is at the forefront, as AG Jeff Sessions recently announced a lawsuit against the State of California for their Sanctuary City policies.  (You can read our blog about that, HERE.)

In case you don’t have time to view the entire roundtable discussion, here are excerpts from a Fox News article about it:

President Donald Trump on Tuesday tore into Democrats who back so-called “sanctuary cities,” saying at a White House roundtable on the subject that their priority is to protect criminals, not law-abiding Americans.

“Democrats’ priority is to protect criminals, not to do what is right for our country,” Trump said at the law enforcement roundtable.

He accused Democrats of blocking Republican efforts to end “catch-and-release” and other measures sanctuary cities use in refusing to cooperate with immigration enforcement officers.

During the event, Trump was one of a number of participants to praise Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Department of Justice’s work in securing the border and pushing to enforce federal immigration law. Sessions announced this month that Justice is suing the state of California over sanctuary policies that hinder federal immigration authorities.

“Jeff, I will say the level of strength of the Justice Department on this issue and on other border issues has been fantastic, so we appreciate it very much,” Trump said.

Trump has repeatedly lambasted Sessions on a number of issues, particularly over his decision to recuse himself from investigations relating to the Trump campaign and Russian meddling. Trump has said he would not have hired Sessions if he knew what he was going to do.

But Sessions and Trump are on the same page when it comes to immigration and border enforcement, and both men have repeatedly used tough language on the topic of sanctuary cities.

Sessions returned the praise, saying Trump had led on the issue “from Day 1” and describing sanctuary policies as a “knife in the heart” in the relations between state and federal officials.

“They are irrational, they make no sense, they are radical really at their fundamental basis,” he said of such policies. “It’s a radical policy that they are executing.”

“At bottom these policies of these sanctuary jurisdictions call for open borders; it is an affront to the fundamental federal immigration law in America,” he said.

Democrats have claimed that such policies prevent the splitting up of families and encourage those in the country illegally, but otherwise following the law, to work with authorities to stop criminals.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has accused the Trump administration of terrorizing “innocent immigrant families” with “unjust and cruel” raids in California. She also took aim at the lawsuit from the DOJ.

“The people of California will not be bowed by the Trump administration’s brazen aggression and intimidation tactics,” Pelosi said. “Californians will continue to proudly keep our doors open to the immigrants who make America more American. We will fight this sham lawsuit and will fight all cowardly attacks on our immigrant communities.”

But at Tuesday’s roundtable, there was little diversity of opinion on the subject, with well-known pro-immigration enforcement voices slamming liberal enforcement policies.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., described sanctuary jurisdictions as “outlaw cities” while Rep. Martha McSally , R-Ariz., warned that if California continued its policies, “we might need to build a wall between California and Arizona as well.”

The full video of the roundtable discussion on Sanctuary Cities is below. Enjoy! 🙂

Maryland school resource officer hero has stared down a gun to save lives before

As it turns out, the “good guy with a gun” (in today’s case, the school resource officer) that saved the day at the Maryland school shooting earlier today, has been a hero before!!

Our hero, Deputy Blaine Gaskill, working as a school resource officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday, is credited with stopping the active shooter on the school campus.  (St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.)  Dep. Blaine Gaskill (pictured left) saved many lives today.  While 2 students were injured, the only death was that of the gunman himself.

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As a Fox News article states,

The school resource officer who engaged with an active shooter at a Maryland high school on Tuesday has been recognized for his “exemplary judgment” before.

Blaine Gaskill, a St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office deputy with SWAT training who had been positioned at Great Mills High School since the beginning of the school year, immediately responded after being alerted of the shooting, officials said.

“[Gaskill] pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter,” Sheriff Tim Cameron said Tuesday, adding the deputy did everything he was supposed to do during an active shooter situation.

Gaskill contained the situation within one minute of the initial shot being fired, officials said. It’s unclear if his round hit the shooter.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Gaskill is a “capable … tough guy” who “took the right kind of action.”

“I think while it’s still tragic, [Gaskill] may have saved other people’s lives,” Hogan said.

Gaskill’s interaction on Monday with the deceased gunman, 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, wasn’t the first time he came face-to-face with a firearm.

In July 2016, Gaskill was responding to a complaint at a Great Mills home when a man — identified as Pekka Robert Heinonen, 59 — pointed a gun at him, according to Maryland newspaper The Enterprise.

Heinonen was “standing on the porch, pointing a gun at me,” Gaskill wrote in a probable cause statement. “I ordered the defendant to drop the gun, at which point … his wife walked between us. The defendant refused to comply with my demands, … [until his wife] convinced him to drop the gun.”

Gaskill, Sheriff Cameron said at the time, “used exemplary judgment” in the situation, in which “realistic, relevant and constant training obviously paid off.”

The deputy has been with the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office for six years, after having previously served four years as a correctional officer.

You probably won’t hear much about this story on the MSM.  They don’t like the “good guy with a gun kills the bad guy with a gun” story, because it completely defeats their narrative.  Besides… all CNN is talking about is Stormy Daniels…. gotta have your priorities, right?? 😉

 

Austin, TX bomber DEAD after detonating bomb inside a car

Overnight, authorities moved in on the serial bomber that has terrorized the Austin, TX area for the last 18 days.  According to a Fox News article,

The suspected serial bomber who killed two people and terrorized Austin, Texas, for three harrowing weeks was killed in a dramatic confrontation with police overnight Wednesday, according to authorities.

The suspect, identified by police early Wednesday as a 24-year old male, was killed near the motel he was traced to by authorities using surveillance footage from a Federal Express drop-off store and cell phone triangulation technology, according to The Austin American-Statesman.

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The man died after fleeing the motel in a car, with police hot on his tail. He drove into a ditch, sparking the fatal confrontation.

“We wanted this to come to a peaceful resolution tonight,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. “However, we were not afforded that opportunity when he started to drive away.”

Police said the man detonated two package bombs as police closed in, firing at him. It was not immediately clear whether he died from the bombs or shots fired by police. One officer was knocked back by the blasts, but none were seriously hurt.

The incident appears to have brought to an end a terrifying sequence that began March 2, when Anthony Steven House, 39, was killed when a package he discovered on his porch in northeast Austin exploded.

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THANK GOODNESS!!!

The Austin, TX area has been in a state of frenzy for the last 24-36 hours.  Not only was there an explosion at a FedEx facility, but there was talk of another unexploded package too.  Our last blog about the bombings will catch you up on all of that.

Then, late last night, there was a press conference about the latest developments on the Austin, TX bombings, due to another bombing at a Goodwill store located at Brodie Lane/W. Slaughter Lane. There were conflicting accounts, as the ATC-EMS (Austin-Travis County EMS) immediately stated that the incendiary device was related to all of the other recent bombings.

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But then, the ATF came out with their own tweets, stating that it was NOT related to the other bombings.

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(and then while we were all trying to figure out what the heck was going on, there were reports of a vehicle on fire at the same area!)  Total chaos!

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THANK GOODNESS that this whole situation appears to be at an end!  Given all of the erratic behavior of the bomber, and all of the mayhem, this could have been a disastrous event instead of a contained explosion that led to suicide by the bomber.

While we do not know yet if there are additional bombs waiting to be detonated, we DO know that the person behind the bombings, is DEAD!!!  (Phew!)

 

 

New Bombing in SW Austin, TX; at least 1 hurt

This is a developing story, as this is the 6th (or 7th) bombing in the last 18 days, in the Austin, TX area.  (The discrepancy in the number of bombings, is due to a package reported earlier this afternoon, that may (or may not be) connected.)

The tweet from ATCEMS (Austin-Travis County EMS) is as follows:

police tweet

According to a breaking Fox News Article,

At least one man was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said — just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed two people over the past month.

Tuesday night’s explosion unfolded on Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county’s EMS tweeted.

The victim, in his 30s, suffered injuries that were “potentially serious, not expected to be life threatening,” investigators said. Paramedics rushed the man to a hospital.

At least five other explosions have rocked the Austin and San Antonio areas.

Earlier Tuesday, a package exploded on a conveyor belt at a FedEx shipping center in Schertz, northeast of San Antonio, injuring a worker. Also Tuesday, the FBI said a suspicious package reported at a FedEx distribution center near the Austin airport “contained an explosive device.”

This is a developing story.  More to come…

For a more detailed timeline on the previous bombings, please read our earlier blog about it.

UPDATE:

At 9:06 EST tonight, ATF Headquarters (ATF HQ) just tweeted that this recent bomb was an incendiary device, and may not be related to the other bombings:

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Austin, TX in panic as 5th bombing occurs, and another suspicious package is investigated – Here is the timeline so far

For the last 18 days, the city of Austin Texas (and surrounding communities) have been in a panic mode, as the bombings (via exploding packages) continue.

As a Fox News article states,

The first explosion unfolded on March 2, killing 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House after a “device” exploded on the front porch of his Austin home. The blast was investigated initially as a suspicious death, and later as a homicide.

Ten days later, a similar incident was reported just 12 miles from House’s home. A 17-year-old, identified as Draylen Mason, was killed and his mother was injured after a package exploded inside their home.

Hours after the second explosion occurred, police reported a third blast, confirming that at least one elderly woman was injured.

The night of March 18, around 8:30 p.m., a fourth explosion — possibly triggered by a trip wire — occurred. Two men in their 20s suffered non-life threatening injuries in the blast, including one who had nails in his leg, according to KVUE-TV.

“If this explosion was the result of a bomb using trip wire technology, that is showing a different level of skill above that we were already concerned that this suspect or suspects may possess,” Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on March 19.

Another device exploded early March 20 at a FedEx ground distribution facility in Schertz, Texas, injuring one person.

Schertz Police Lt. Manny Casas told Fox San Antonio a medium-sized package, which was heading to Austin, was on the conveyor belt when it exploded. A female employee was treated for a “possible sound injury” and was released.

All of the explosions are believed to be linked, according to investigators, and officials said they were not ruling out any possible motives.

In today’s roundtable about Sanctuary Cities, Rep. Michael McCaul brought up the issue, and thanked President Trump for all of the Federal Agents that he has sent to the Austin area, to help catch the bomber that is terrorizing the community that McCaul represents.

There has also been a 6th suspected package, flagged this afternoon, however there is very little known about it at this time.  Here is the latest Press Conference, from earlier today:

In the meanwhile, WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE??? Seriously, WHERE is the outrage? Where are the protests?? Where are the walk-outs? Where is the wall-to-wall coverage???

Given the fact that everyone killed and/or injured so far, are either Black or Hispanic, you would THINK that the MSM would be in full outrage mode… right?? Not so much. Even though the targets so far are minorities, it doesn’t fit their narrative. Bombs are already illegal, and there are no guns involved, either… so there’s no anti-NRA agenda, or gun-grabbing agenda, to push. SAD!!!

Trump unveils plan to fight the Opioid Crisis

Yesterday, while visiting New Hampshire, President Trump spoke about the opioid crisis, and his plans to help solve the situation that is devastating many communities.

Per a Reuters article about the speech,

He said the United States must “get tough” on opioids. “And that toughness includes the death penalty,” he said. Neither Trump nor the White House gave further details as to when it would be appropriate to seek the death penalty.

Trump said that he was working with Congress to find $6 billion in new funding for 2018 and 2019 to fight the opioid crisis. The plan will also seek to cut opioid prescriptions by a third over three years by changing federal programs, he said.

Addiction to opioids – mainly prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl – is a growing U.S. problem, especially in rural areas. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 42,000 people died from opioid overdoses in 2016.

For Trump, the New Hampshire visit returned him to a state that gave him a key Republican primary election win when he was a political newcomer in 2016. Back then, he promised to tackle the opioid crisis, which is severe in the New England state.

Trump said he wanted to give first responders access to life-saving drugs that can reverse overdoses. He said the nasal spray Narcan, which can block opioid effects in overdoses, would be provided free to U.S. schools.

He introduced Mike Kelly, an executive at Adapt Pharma, which makes Narcan, at the event. “We’ve provided, free-of-charge, four boxes to all colleges and universities in the United States. Two boxes free for every high school in the United States, as well as educational awareness,” Kelly said.

Trump also said his plan would crack down on international and domestic illicit drug supply chains. Part of that would include requiring electronic data for 90 percent of international mail shipments with goods, he said.

He said the United States would “engage with China and expand cooperation with Mexico to reduce supplies of heroin, other illicit opioids, and precursor chemicals.”

The Justice Department will target negligent physicians and pharmacies, he said, adding that he was considering litigation against drug companies implicated in the opioid crisis.

“We will continue to aggressively prosecute drug traffickers and we will use federal law to seek the death penalty wherever appropriate,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. The death penalty is allowed in 31 states.

There has been a LOT of push back about the possibility of the death penalty for drug dealers… but I, for one, fully support it!  After all, with drugs like heroin and fentanyl, the end result for the user is all too often an unplanned death penalty, via overdose.  And one single drug dealer can create thousands and thousands of deaths.  The punishment must match the crime.

You can watch the full speech below.  Enjoy!! 🙂

 

Schweizer’s “Secret Empires” outlines Biden and Kerry children’s Billion dollar involvement with Chinese government.

Peter Schweizer, Author of “Clinton Cash” is out with another bombshell book, “Secret Empires,” in which he details the corruption by foreign countries through some of our politicians children, to avoid certain laws.

Schweizer appeared on Hannity, to summarize some of the intricate and shady details laid out in the new book:

 

In a New York Post article, penned by Schweizer himself, he states,

“My frustration,” writes Peter Schweizer in his new book, “Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends,” “is not that the solid reporting on Trump has been too tough, but that the reporting on the Obama administration has been way too soft or in some cases nonexistent.”  The author of the 2016 sensation “Clinton Cash” says Trump and his children didn’t invent the blurring of government and business, and details a number of ethical violations on both sides of the political aisle. One example: the little-noticed private equity firm run by the sons of Democrats Joe Biden and John Kerry, as detailed in this exclusive first excerpt.

Hunter Biden, Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, had gone through a series of jobs since graduating from Yale Law School in 1996, including the hedge-fund business.

By the summer of 2009, the 39-year-old Hunter joined forces with the son of another powerful figure in American politics, Chris Heinz. Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania had tragically died in a 1991 airplane crash when Chris was 18. Chris, his brothers, and his mother inherited a large chunk of the family’s vast ketchup fortune, including a network of investment funds and a Pennsylvania estate, among other properties. In May 1995, his mother, Teresa, married Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts. That same year, Chris graduated from Yale, and then went on to get his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joining them in the Rosemont venture was Devon Archer, a longtime Heinz and Kerry friend.

The three friends established a series of related LLCs. The trunk of the tree was Rosemont Capital, the alternative investment fund of the Heinz Family Office.

The small fund grew quickly. According to an email revealed as part of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation, Rosemont described themselves as “a $2.4 billion private equity firm co-owned by Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz,” with Devon Archer as “Managing Partner.”

The partners attached several branches to the Rosemont Capital trunk, including Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners, and Rosemont Realty.

Of the various deals in which these Rosemont entities were involved, one of the largest and most troubling concerns was Rosemont Seneca Partners.

Over the next seven years, as both Joe Biden and John Kerry negotiated sensitive and high-stakes deals with foreign governments, Rosemont entities secured a series of exclusive deals often with those same foreign governments.

Some of the deals they secured may remain hidden. These Rosemont entities are, after all, within a private equity firm and as such are not required to report or disclose their financial dealings publicly.

Some of their transactions are nevertheless traceable by investigating world capital markets. A troubling pattern emerges from this research, showing how profitable deals were struck with foreign governments on the heels of crucial diplomatic missions carried out by their powerful fathers. Often those foreign entities gained favorable policy actions from the United States government just as the sons were securing favorable financial deals from those same entities.

Nowhere is that more true than in their commercial dealings with Chinese government-backed enterprises.

Rosemont Seneca joined forces in doing business in China with another politically connected consultancy called the Thornton Group. The Massachusetts-based firm is headed by James Bulger, the nephew of the notorious mob hitman James “Whitey” Bulger.

James Bulger’s father, Whitey’s younger brother, Billy Bulger, serves on the board of directors of the Thornton Group. He was the longtime leader of the Massachusetts state Senate and, with their long overlap by state and by party, a political ally of Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.

Less than a year after opening Rosemont Seneca’s doors, Hunter Biden and Devon Archer were in China, having secured access at the highest levels. Thornton Group’s account of the meeting on their Chinese-language website was telling: Chinese executives “extended their warm welcome” to the “Thornton Group, with its US partner Rosemont Seneca chairman Hunter Biden (second son of the now Vice President Joe Biden).”

The purpose of the meetings was to “explore the possibility of commercial cooperation and opportunity.” Curiously, details about the meeting do not appear on their English-language website.

Also, according to the Thornton Group, the three Americans met with the largest and most powerful government fund leaders in China — even though Rosemont was both new and small.

The timing of this meeting was also curious. It occurred just hours before Hunter Biden’s father, the vice president, met with Chinese President Hu in Washington as part of the Nuclear Security Summit.

There was a second known meeting with many of the same Chinese financial titans in Taiwan in May 2011. For a small firm like Rosemont Seneca with no track record, it was an impressive level of access to China’s largest financial players. And it was just two weeks after Joe Biden had opened up the US-China strategic dialogue with Chinese officials in Washington.

On one of the first days of December 2013, Hunter Biden was jetting across the Pacific Ocean aboard Air Force Two with his father and daughter Finnegan. The vice president was heading to Asia on an extended official trip. Tensions in the region were on the rise.

The American delegation was visiting Japan, China, and South Korea. But it was the visit to China that had the most potential to generate conflict and controversy. The Obama administration had instituted the “Asia Pivot” in its international strategy, shifting attention away from Europe and toward Asia, where China was flexing its muscles.

For Hunter Biden, the trip coincided with a major deal that Rosemont Seneca was striking with the state-owned Bank of China. From his perspective, the timing couldn’t have been better.

Vice President Biden, Hunter Biden and Finnegan arrived to a red carpet and a delegation of Chinese officials. Greeted by Chinese children carrying flowers, the delegation was then whisked to a meeting with Vice President Li Yuanchao and talks with President Xi Jinping.

Hunter and Finnegan Biden joined the vice president for tea with US Ambassador Gary Locke at the Liu Xian Guan Teahouse in the Dongcheng District in Beijing. Where Hunter Biden spent the rest of his time on the trip remains largely a mystery. There are actually more reports of his daughter Finnegan’s activities than his.

What was not reported was the deal that Hunter was securing. Rosemont Seneca Partners had been negotiating an exclusive deal with Chinese officials, which they signed approximately 10 days after Hunter visited China with his father. The most powerful financial institution in China, the government’s Bank of China, was setting up a joint venture with Rosemont Seneca.

The Bank of China is an enormously powerful financial institution. But the Bank of China is very different from the Bank of America. The Bank of China is government-owned, which means that its role as a bank blurs into its role as a tool of the government. The Bank of China provides capital for “China’s economic statecraft,” as scholar James Reilly puts it. Bank loans and deals often occur within the context of a government goal.

Rosemont Seneca and the Bank of China created a $1 billion investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST (BHR), a name that reflected who was involved. Bohai (or Bo Hai), the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea, was a reference to the Chinese stake in the company. The “RS” referred to Rosemont Seneca. The “T” was Thornton.

The fund enjoyed an unusual and special status in China. BHR touted its “unique Sino-US shareholding structure” and “the global resources and network” that allowed it to secure investment “opportunities.” Funds were backed by the Chinese government.

In short, the Chinese government was literally funding a business that it co-owned along with the sons of two of America’s most powerful decision makers.

The partnership between American princelings and the Chinese government was just a beginning. The actual investment deals that this partnership made were even more problematic. Many of them would have serious national security implications for the United States.

In 2015, BHR joined forces with the automotive subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned military aviation contractor Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) to buy American “dual-use” parts manufacturer Henniges.

AVIC is a major military contractor in China. It operates “under the direct control of the State Council” and produces a wide array of fighter and bomber aircraft, transports, and drones — primarily designed to compete with the United States.

The company also has a long history of stealing Western technology and applying it to military systems. The year before BHR joined with AVIC, the Wall Street Journal reported that the aviation company had stolen technologies related to the US F-35 stealth fighter and incorporated them in their own stealth fighter, the J-31. AVIC has also been accused of stealing US drone systems and using them to produce their own.

In September 2015, when AVIC bought 51 percent of American precision-parts manufacturer Henniges, the other 49 percent was purchased by the Biden-and-Kerry-linked BHR.

Henniges is recognized as a world leader in anti-vibration technologies in the automotive industry and for its precise, state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities. Anti-vibration technologies are considered “dual-use” because they can have a military application, according to both the State Department and Department of Commerce.

The technology is also on the restricted Commerce Control List used by the federal government to limit the exports of certain technologies. For that reason, the Henniges deal would require the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which reviews sensitive business transactions that may have a national security implication.

According to BHR internal documents, the Henniges deal included “arduous and often-times challenging negotiations.” The CFIUS review in 2015 included representatives from numerous government agencies including John Kerry’s State Department.

The deal was approved in 2015.

Peter Schweizer’s new book, “Secret Empires” is scheduled to go on sale March 20, 2018 – that’s TODAY!!

I sincerely hope that if a 2nd Special Counsel is appointed, that Kerry and Biden be questioned about their children’s dealings with the Chinese government.  This type of corruption HAS to stop!!

 

Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Was on Payroll of Joe Biden, Rahm Emanuel

With ALL of the headlines by CNN and MSNBC and most (if not all) of the MSM about Stormy Daniels and President Trump spewing nonstop hysteria, it’s well past time that we take a look at the motivations behind all of the nonsense.

We’ve all seen how Stormy Daniels seems to be motivated purely by money and fame, and seems to relish in the fact that she’s in the headlines non-stop.  We don’t need to ask if she has any credibility or morals… after all, she is a porn star.  But what about her lawyer?  So far, everything that we know about the Stormy Daniels “story” is THROUGH her lawyer… so what is HIS motivation??

Well, it seems his motivation is purely politically motivated.  According to True Pundit,

Porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenetti it turns out, worked for Joe Biden and Rahm Emanuel, two Obama pals.

Small world.

Especially when you’re trying to railroad and smear the President of the United States in return for cash and fame.

In fact Avenetti worked on the political campaigns of over 150 Democrats, including national campaigns; When he wasn’t busy suing Donald Trump and The Apprentice producer Mark Barnett for alleged intellectual property infractions.

Could Avenetti have an anti-Trump grudge? Do the math.

Per the lawyer’s biography:

“While in college and later in law school, Michael worked at a political opposition research and media firm run by Rahm Emanuel (who later became White House Chief of Staff and is presently the Mayor of Chicago). During his time there, Michael worked on over 150 campaigns in 42 states, including multiple gubernatorial and congressional campaigns (i.e. Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate Campaign).”

There’s certainly a thin line between porn star and an ambulance-chasing lawyer.

YUCK!  Just… yuck!!!  Her lawyer is as slimy as SHE is!  Suddenly, I am reminded of a joke my Dad told me a very very long time ago:

What’s the difference between a catfish and a lawyer?

One’s a slimy scum-sucking bottom-dwelling scavenger, the other is just a fish.

I hope that the 60 minutes interview with Stormy Daniels (set to air March 25th) ASKS these type of questions about motivation… but I doubt it.  I sincerely doubt it.

Goodlatte: House GOP will subpoena FBI for missing Hillary Clinton documents

House Judiciary Committee chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) was on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo yesterday.  According to the write-up by Fox Business,

If the FBI does not turn over more than one million missing documents related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, House Judiciary Committee chair Bob Goodlatte plans to subpoena the federal spy agency.

“We need to have those documents,” Rep. Goodlatte (R-Va.) told Maria Bartiromo Sunday on “Sunday Morning Futures.” “The department and the bureau have been slow, very slow, in getting them to us.”

Over the course of the last year, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has been reviewing the FBI and DOJ’s actions related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, which haunted her during the 2016 presidential election. Horowitz suggested the report will be made available to lawmakers in April. Horowitz’s team has interviewed dozens of people and reviewed about 1.2 million records during the investigation, but said the classified information involved has slowed the process. So far, Congress has only seen a “tiny percentage” of the texts and documents – 3,000 of 1.2 million that were procured, he said.

“And that’s regrettable, because while the work of the inspector general is important, and we’re looking forward to seeing his report, his responsibility and the Congress’ responsibilities in conducting oversight over the nation’s most important, premier law enforcement is also important,” Goodlatte said.

The review is intended to determine whether the Justice Department’s Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik “improperly disclosed non-public information to the Clinton campaign,” and therefore should have been recused from the original investigation. Kadzik previously worked as an attorney for Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

The investigation already has made waves in Washington, D.C.: Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe on Friday night, reportedly because Horowitz had determined that McCabe was not forthcoming in regard to the handling of the FBI’s probe into Clinton’s email usage, leaked information to the media and had ties to the Democratic Party.

McCabe denied the accusations, and warned in a lengthy statement that it was politically motivated because he corroborated former FBI Director James Comey’s claims that Trump tried to pressure him into ending the Russia probe.

“Those are very serious concerns, and they tie into the overall concern about how the FBI handled investigations into the elections last year,” Goodlatte said. “The steps are appropriate.”

The inspector general’s review also uncovered anti-Trump texts sent by FBI official Peter Strzok, who called Trump an “idiot” and wrote that they “can’t take the risk” of a Trump victory.

Although the FBI removed Strzok, a member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, Strzok was, at one point, instrumental. He interviewed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and during the presidential campaign, interviewed several Hillary Clinton staffers — including Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills — about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

The full video of the interview is below.   The part where they start discussing the missing documents, is around the 2:15 mark.  Enjoy! 🙂

 

Some authorities wanted Nikolas Cruz committed in 2016, but was never acted upon

A startling twist in the Nikolas Cruz school shooting was revealed over the weekend.  According to an article by the Associated Press,

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month’s Florida school massacre that they decided he should be forcibly committed.

But the recommendation was never acted upon.

A commitment under the law would have made it more difficult if not impossible for Nikolas Cruz to obtain a gun legally.

Cruz is accused of the shooting rampage that killed 14 students and three school employees at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. In addition, 17 people were wounded.

But more than a year earlier, documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a sheriff’s deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation.

The documents, which are part of Cruz’s criminal case in the shooting, show that he had written the word “kill” in a notebook, told a classmate that he wanted to buy a gun and use it, and had cut his arm supposedly in anger because he had broken up with a girlfriend. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up. Calls had even been made to the FBI about the possibility of Cruz using a gun at school.

The documents were provided by a psychological assessment service initiated by Cruz’s mother called Henderson Behavioral Health. The documents show a high school resource officer who was also a sheriff’s deputy and two school counselors recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be committed for mental evaluation under Florida’s Baker Act. That law allows for involuntary commitment for mental health examination for at least three days.

Such an involuntary commitment would also have been a high obstacle if not a complete barrier to legally obtaining a firearm, such as the AR-15 rifle used in the Stoneman Douglas massacre on Feb. 14, authorities say.

There is no evidence Cruz was ever committed. Coincidentally, the school resource officer who recommended that Cruz be “Baker Acted” was Scot Peterson — the same Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy who resigned amid accusations he failed to respond to the shooting by staying outside the building where the killings occurred.

David S. Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor, said that an involuntary commitment would have been a huge red flag had Cruz attempted to buy a firearm legally.

“If he had lied, hopefully the verification of the form would have pulled up the commitment paperwork,” Weinstein said.

The documents do not say why Cruz was not committed under the Baker Act or whether he may not have qualified for other reasons. The law allows a law enforcement officer such as Peterson to initiate commitment under the Baker Act.

Other red flags have also surfaced, including calls to the FBI about Cruz’s potential to become a school shooter and numerous visits by county law enforcement officials to his home – both before his mother died in November and after, when he lived briefly with a family friend in Palm Beach County.

Again, very little was done.

It’s not clear from the documents who the recommendation was forwarded to or why it was not followed up.

This is a STARTLING revelation for many reasons… but most importantly because of the connections to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.  THEY WERE AWARE, and did nothing.  Worse than that, they blamed the NRA for the entire event at the CNN town hall.

I also find it VERY interesting that this information wasn’t brought forward until AFTER the nationwide school “Walk Out”, where millions of school children marched to put pressure on legislators to change gun laws, and also to badmouth the NRA.

Everyone who has an IQ over 50 knows that the NRA had nothing to do with the school massacre… yet activists, and pundits, and Democratic leaders are still pushing this false narrative ad nauseum, and the MSM is all too happy to keep pushing the false narrative as well.

The TRUE facts, are that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office failed to act, on every single level.  Not only did they know that Nicholas Cruz should have been committed (making it impossible for him to purchase a gun,) but they also failed to enter the school to stop the shooter, issued a “stand down order” to prevent officers from going in the school, and also kept EMT’s from entering the school as well.

The more we know about this situation, the more corrupt and inept the Broward County Sheriff’s Office becomes.  SAD!

FBI #2 Andrew McCabe FIRED! Here are the Statements from AG Sessions, McCabe, and President Trump

Late last night, AG Jeff Sessions made the determination to follow through on the OPR’s recommendation to fire Andrew McCabe. Here is the statement from AG Jeff Sessions:

Andrew McCabe issued his statement, minutes later:

What comes across the most, in my opinion, is that he was OBVIOUSLY very partisan, and biased in his views. Instead of taking responsibility for his actions (the actions that led to the OPR’s recommendation of firing him,) he instead blamed the Trump administration.  For the record, the OPR is an independent office within the FBI itself, not the Trump administration.  Someone as high up as McCabe should know that, right?

Also, given the lengthy response of McCabe, and given that the statement was issued within minutes of AG Jeff Sessions’ statement, it seems it was prepared WELL ahead of time.  Perhaps it was written to rebut and challenge the upcoming IG Horowitz report, and repurposed for the event of his firing?  Hmmm….

Meanwhile, President Trump tweeted out his statement a few hours later:

I completely concur, Mr President!  It IS a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI, and a GREAT DAY for Democracy as well!  Well Said!! 🙂 #MAGA

Newly released texts show Strzok/Page conspired to create “cover” to talk to FISC judge – DOJ/FBI tried to cover it up!

There is a LOT to unpack in this story… so much, that you could probably fill a movie with all of it.  And there is still MUCH more that we will (hopefully) find out, as the dots keep getting connected.

Before we jump to the complicated web of corruption, let’s view the cast of characters, and what we know about them so far:

Peter Strzok – One of the Heads of Espionage at the FBI.  Also main interviewer with Gen. Michael Flynn, and attended meeting with Andrew McCabe (#2 at the FBI) about “back up plan” in case Trump won the election.  (Was also interviewer in Hillary Clinton email investigation.)

Lisa Page – Lawyer at the FBI, and was having an affair with Strzok. Also attended the Andrew McCabe meeting about backup plan.

Rudolph Contreras – FISC (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) judge appointed by Obama, who was set to oversee the Gen. Michael Flynn hearing, until he recused himself a week after Gen. Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI.  Also, he is reported to be the FISC judge that issued a warrant to spy on Carter Page (and therefore the Trump Campaign.)

Now we get to the “good stuff.”

In an explosive article by Mollie Hemingway at the Federalist, we discover that Strzok had a personal relationship with this FISA judge, and Strzok/Page were trying to create “cover” to talk to him, by setting up an intimate dinner party.  As the article states,

Newly discovered text messages obtained by The Federalist reveal two key federal law enforcement officials conspired to meet with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) judge who presided over the federal case against Michael Flynn. The judge, Rudolph Contreras, was recused from handling the case just days after accepting the guilty plea of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser who was charged with making false statements to federal investigators.

The text messages about Contreras between controversial Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) lawyer Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, the senior FBI counterintelligence official who was kicked off Robert Mueller’s special counsel team, were deliberately hidden from Congress, multiple congressional investigators told The Federalist. In the messages, Page and Strzok, who are rumored to have been engaged in an illicit romantic affair, discussed Strzok’s personal friendship with Contreras and how to leverage that relationship in ongoing counterintelligence matters.

“Rudy is on the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court]!” Page excitedly texted Strzok on July 25, 2016. “Did you know that? Just appointed two months ago.”

“I did,” Strzok responded. “I need to get together with him.”

“[He] said he’d gotten on a month or two ago at a graduation party we were both at.”

Contreras was appointed to the top surveillance court on May 19, 2016, federal records show.

The pair even schemed about how to set up a cocktail or dinner party just so Contreras, Strzok, and Page could speak without arousing suspicion that they were colluding. Strzok expressed concern that a one-on-one meeting between the two men might require Contreras’ recusal from matters in which Strzok was involved.

“[REDACTED] suggested a social setting with others would probably be better than a one on one meeting,” Strzok told Page. “I’m sorry, I’m just going to have to invite you to that cocktail party.”

“Have to come up with some other work people cover for action,” Strzok added.

“Why more?” Page responded. “Six is a perfectly fine dinner party.”

It is not known whether the proposed party happened as planned.

While working as one of the top counterintelligence officials at the FBI, Strzok reportedly took part in the FBI’s interview of Flynn on January 24. Flynn later pleaded guilty to one charge of providing false information to federal investigators. Strzok later left the FBI to join Mueller’s special counsel team, which obtained the indictment of Flynn.

Flynn’s guilty plea was accepted in federal court by Contreras on December 1, 2017. The New York Times reported the next day that Strzok, who left the FBI to work for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, had been removed from the case by Mueller due to inappropriate text messages between Strzok and another federal official, now believed to be DOJ attorney Lisa Page. On December 5, 2017, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray demanding text messages from Strzok as well as any notes he took regarding his interviews with Flynn. Contreras was recused from the Flynn case on December 7, 2017, and the case was reassigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, according to federal court documents.

Neither Contreras nor federal judiciary officials have publicly indicated the reason for Contreras’ removal from the case. Contreras’ office declined to comment on inquiries asking about his relationship with Strzok, or why he was not recused from the Flynn case until after he had accepted Flynn’s guilty plea.

The pre-existing relationship between Strzok and Contreras and Contreras’ mysterious recusal from the Flynn case, forced or otherwise, raise serious questions about whether Flynn’s case, among others, was properly conducted.

The text messages that show Page and Strzok conspiring to meet with Contreras were originally hidden from Congress. In records provided by DOJ to Congress, the exchanges referencing Contreras, and plans to meet with him under the guise of a cocktail party, were completely redacted by federal law enforcement officials. The exchanges obtained by The Federalistinclude information that was never turned over to Congress.

Congressional investigators told The Federalist that only 3,162 of the more than 1.2 million documents retained by the DOJ Inspector General (IG) have been turned over to the committees specifically tasked with oversight of the Department of Justice and FBI.

Ongoing DOJ obstruction of congressional oversight has only increased the calls for a special counsel to investigate criminal leaks, federal surveillance abuses, and other alleged improprieties within the agencies. On Thursday, Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to name a special prosecutor to work independently with the IG to investigate the law enforcement agencies.

“They cannot be counted on to investigate themselves,” Grassley said in an interview. “If you do something wrong, you don’t have the fox guard the chicken house.”

Sessions has not yet publicly said how he plans to tackle the problems in his department.

So… what we have discovered, is that Strzok/Page came up with a plan to arrange a dinner party (as a cover story,) so that they could hob-nob with an acquaintance of Strzok’s, who just happens to be a FISC judge… and then the FBI and DOJ made repeated attempts to hide this information from Congress and investigators.

It SEEMS that the pair of lovers were “judge shopping” to help ensure the plan (concocted in Andy McCabe’s office,) could be carried out all the way to the end, without obstruction.

For DAYS now, we have been hearing about the calls for a 2nd special counsel, to investigate the investigators.  AG Jeff Sessions has seemingly held off his decision on that, until after IG David Horowitz issues his final report…. but with this new revelation involving a FISC judge, it is PAINFULLY obvious that we need a 2nd special counsel – and we need it NOW!!!

So AG Jeff Sessions, please wake up from your nap and DO YOUR JOB!  Otherwise, you are proving to the American people that you are part of this corrupt swamp too.  (And I, along with millions of Americans that have been in your corner for a very long time, will be very, very disappointed.)

Marc Short calls out Sen. Schumer for Unprecedented Obstruction

Marc Short, Director of Legislative Affairs, blasted Senator Schumer at the start of today’s daily WH press briefing.

He went into great detail about how positions are filled, and the long and arduous process that they go through. (Undergo thorough FBI background check, then coordinate with the Office of Government Ethics, then they meet with Senate staff on both sides of the aisle, then there is a Senate Committee hearing where the Committee then votes to get the nominee out of committee and on to the full Senate floor.)

Marc then noted that the process typically ends with the entire senate holding a floor vote on the nominee, for full confirmation.

However, Sen. Schumer has not been following typical procedure, and has been INSISTING on holding cloture votes before they can go to the Senate Floor for a final vote. Cloture votes are unusual, because they can be filibustered for 30 hours.

Marc Short stated,

“At this point in the last 4 administrations combined… the last 4 administrations… the Senate had conducted a total of 17 Senate cloture votes, combined.  Cloture vote essentially being a filibuster on a nominee.  Today, the Senate has had 79 cloture votes, in the first 14 months of our administration.”

“17 in the last 4 administrations, compared to 79 in our administration.  That is roughly 5 times the number of cloture votes at this point in our administration, compared to the last 4 administrations combined.

“Senator Schumer is essentially weaponizing a Senate procedure, and demanding cloture votes on nominees that even he eventually supports.”

“At this rate, it would take 11 1/2 years to confirm all of our nominees.”

You can watch the entire WH Press Briefing below: (fast forward to the 7:00 min mark to hear Marc Short’s comments)

It is interesting to note, that all of the major networks (including Fox News) broke away from coverage of Marc Short’s remarks, and decided to talk about other things for a while… until Sarah Sanders came back to the podium.  I had to turn the channel to OANN (One America News Network) to be able to see Marc Short taking questions from the reporters.

Luckily, this video shows the ENTIRE briefing… but if you were watching any channel on your TV, other than OANN, you missed a lot of what Marc Short had to say.  SAD!

House Dems reject Bill to give patients “right to try” experimental drugs

The “right to try” experimental drugs has been a BIG hope for many people suffering with fatal illnesses, who have run out of conventional treatments to try.   The FDA takes a ridiculous period of time to approve new experimental drugs… drugs that just might save someone’s life.  It is for these reasons that a Bill was put on the floor of the House earlier this week, in an attempt to fast-track it, to help bring relief to thousands (if not millions) of suffering Americans.

But… the Dems blocked it.  It needed a 2/3 vote, and it fell short of that.  As a New York Times article states,

The bill was considered under special fast-track procedures that required a two-thirds majority for passage, and it fell short. When the roll was called, 259 House members supported the bill, and 140 opposed it.

Most of the opposition came from Democrats, who said the bill gave false hope to patients and could actually endanger people dying of incurable diseases, because it would undermine protections provided by the Food and Drug Administration.

“By defeating this bill tonight, we protected patients and supported F.D.A.’s continued role in approving experimental treatments that may help save a patient’s life,” said Representative Frank Pallone Jr. of New Jersey, the senior Democrat on the Energy and Commerce Committee. “This bill should have never been on the House floor in the first place since it was only introduced today.”

I beg to differ, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.  That bill should have not only been on the floor of the House, it should have been passed to TRY to help your fellow Americans!  Relying on the FDA to pass ANYTHING in a timely manner is beyond ludicrous.

The Republicans had a different take on it, of course, because Republicans understand that the Government shouldn’t stand in the way of someone trying to save their own life, or the life of their loved ones.

“Our bill will give some relief to terminally ill patients who have no further options left to extend their lives,” said Representative Andy Biggs, a freshman Republican from Arizona, where a state right-to-try measure won 78 percent of the vote in a 2014 referendum. “All Americans have the right and freedom to try to save their lives.”

As the Daily Wire article states,

President Trump has pushed the idea. In his State of the Union address in January, he said, “People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure. I want to give them a chance right here at home. It’s time for Congress to give these wonderful, incredible Americans the right to try.”

I sure hope that House speaker Rep. Paul Ryan listens to President Trump, and brings the Bill back to the floor of the House… and SOON!  The Americans who are suffering from terminal illnesses don’t have time to wait…. and neither do their loved ones.

 

 

Obama DOJ had FBI delete 500,000 fugitives from Background Check Database

A very interesting BOMBSHELL was revealed during a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, about law enforcement’s faulty response to Parkland, Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz.

It seems that one of Sen. Diane Feinstein’s researchers came across a nice little nugget of information…. something they thought they could get the Trump administration in trouble over…  and it backfired.  BIGLY.

It turns out that During Obama’s second term 500,000 criminals (meaning, people who can’t buy guns) were removed from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (so now they CAN buy guns) all because they may have crossed state lines, and may (or may not be) fugitives?  Seriously???

As a Daily Wire article quotes from the Senate hearing,

“It’s my understanding that under federal law fugitives cannot legally purchase or possess guns,” Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) began. “We’ve heard from local law enforcement that the Justice Department has issued a memo that forced the FBI NICS background check database to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants because it was uncertain whether those fugitives had fled across state lines.”

“Mr. Bowdich, can you describe why this determination was made by the Justice Department?” Feinstein asked.

“That was a decision that was made under the previous administration,” Bowdich replied. “It was the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel that reviewed the law and believed that it needed to be interpreted so that if someone was a fugitive in a state, there had to be indications that they had crossed state lines.”

You can watch this spectacle of insane logic below:

So… this is a big deal, folks.  You’ve got 500,000 criminals who may have been “on the run” from the law, who all of sudden can buy all the guns they want…. and this went undetected for YEARS.  It is logical to assume that they now have an arsenal that would rival any Bruce Willis movie.  And what, pray tell, do you think would happen when law enforcement comes knocking at their door?  You think they will hand it all over nicely??  Not so much.

You almost HAVE to wonder if this had ANYTHING to do with the Fast and Fusion scandal, too…. especially since that whole fiasco centered around known criminals buying guns from a store in Phoenix, AZ, to (supposedly) track were the guns wound up.  I have always wondered how that was even possible, since they were known criminals to begin with.  Did the Obama DOJ clear their records (claiming they might be fugitives) to clear the path for the Fast and Furious operation???

I hope we find out the truth soon… because my brain hurts from even getting CLOSE to that kind of a mental rabbit hole!  Apologies in advance, if your brain hurts now too! 😉

Islamic-inspired attacks of children that you didn’t hear about from MSM

With all of the emphasis lately on keeping the children safe from violence, you would think that ANY attacks on children would be front page news, right??  Not so much, if it doesn’t fit the MSM’s narrative and/or agenda.

In a recent Fox News article, we learned that a 17 year old boy went to a 13th birthday party sleepover, and killed 1 child and brutally stabbed several others.  We also learned that this 17 year old murderer,  Corey Johnson, watched Jihadi videos the night previous to the stabbings, and read the Quran for “courage.”

A Florida teenager — who had previously been investigated for “alleged violent tendencies” — watched jihadist videos and read the Koran “to give him courage” before stabbing a 13-year-old boy to death and seriously injuring two others at a birthday sleepover Monday, cops said.

Corey Johnson, 17, was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder after police said he confessed to the assault at the 13th birthday sleepover party at a BallenIsles Country Club home, the Palm Beach Post reported.

Jupiter Police, Palm Beach County School District police and the FBI previously received “intelligence gathering” on Johnson that prompted an investigation into his “alleged violent tendencies,” the Palm Beach Post reported.

Johnson reportedly told police he woke up at 4 a.m. Monday at Kyle Bancroft’s home and had an urge to kill Kyle’s mother, Elaine Simon; Kyle’s brother, 13-year-old Dane Bancroft; and Dane’s friend, 13-year-old Jovanni Sierra. The three victims were each asleep at the time, the Post reported.

“In his statement, Johnson advised he stabbed the victims because of his Muslim faith,” the affidavit stated.

Johnson and Kyle Bancroft allegedly watched violent jihadist videos the night before the 17-year-old carried out the deadly stabbing. Using a knife he brought to the home, Johnson stabbed Sierra multiple times before slitting his throat.

Simon, apparently hearing Sierra moaning in pain, began walking upstairs around 6 a.m. when Johnson allegedly lunged at her. Police say he stabbed her at least a dozen times before she fell down the stairs. Dane was stabbed 32 times while attempting to help his mother, according to the Palm Beach Post.

“He’s a hero,” the boy’s father said during a phone interview with the Post. “He saved his mom.”

Sierra was pronounced dead at the scene. Simon and Dane were taken to the hospital, where Simon remains in good condition as of Tuesday.

HORRIBLE, right??  To think that an innocent 13 year old child’s’ birthday sleepover could turn into a bloody nightmare, all because a teenager watched Jihadi videos and read the Quran is SHOCKING!  It’s appalling!! Why didn’t we hear about this all day long on all of the major news channels??

My guess is because it didn’t hit all of the necessary trigger points for the MSM to report it…. and they certainly can’t report on anything that would put a negative light on the Muslim faith, either.  Also, it didn’t have anything to do with guns, or a school.

But HANG ON – there was a recent ISIS inspired event AT A SCHOOL in Utah that you didn’t hear about either!  NBC News did put an article online, but the widespread TV coverage never happened.   As the NBC article states,

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A teenage student at a southern Utah high school has been charged with bringing a homemade bomb to the school that was discovered in a backpack emitting smoke and prompted an evacuation, police said Tuesday.

The boy was arrested Monday night after Pine View High School in the city of St. George was evacuated for two hours that afternoon while the FBI and a bomb squad investigated. Police declined to identify the arrested teen or give his age.

Authorities said additional charges also are pending against the teen as a suspect in the raising of the Islamic State group’s flag on a pole at another Utah high school last month just after the Florida mass school shooting that was followed by numerous other threats to schools around the U.S.

No one was hurt, no damage was reported and the school reopened Tuesday morning for classes. Police did not describe the homemade bomb in detail but said it “had the potential to cause significant injury or death.”

“Based on our investigation we can confirm this was a failed attempt to detonate a homemade explosive at the school. It was also determined that the male had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization,” police said.

Police in the city of Hurricane about a half-hour drive from St. George said Tuesday the teen who was arrested is also suspected of raising an Islamic State group flag in February at Hurricane High School. That happened on Feb. 15, a day after a mass shooting at a school in Florida. Authorities initially thought the graffiti and flag at the school were pranks.

“I think it is a shock to all of us that something like this has happened in one of our schools,” he said.

In the case at Hurricane High School, the U.S. flag was found on the ground and slashed with a flag with Arabic letters waving from the flagpole.

In case anyone is interested, the graffiti on the high school read, “ISIS IS COMING” – in big giant red letters.

What is shocking to me, is how YOUNG these Islamic-inspired attackers are.  We have been led to believe, that most Islamic attackers were adults.  Misguided adults, but still adults.  That certainly didn’t fit the profile of the Boston bombers, but in that instance even the younger Tsarnaev brother was 19 years old.  Not exactly all grown up, but still an adult.

This new trend of younger Islamic-inspired attacks against children, while being children themselves, is REALLY troubling.  Young minds are very impressionable, and quite easily swayed… but to warp those young minds into carrying out attacks and/or killings – is absolutely horrific.  I sincerely hope it is not a trend that continues.

Pressure on Dems to condemn anti-Semitic Louis Farrakhan increases, with proposed House Resolution in Congress

Rep. Rokita (R-IN) continues to be a rockstar in Congress. He is the same Congressman that I wrote a blog about recently, when he introduced the CRUMBS Act.

Rep. Rokita is now introducing a resolution in the House of Representatives, to put pressure on Democrats to denounce Farrakhan.  According to a Fox News article,

Republican Congressman Todd Rokita is calling on the House of Representatives to condemn anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, putting pressure on several House Democrats who have had ties to him.

Rokita, of Indiana, introduced a resolution Tuesday condemning Farrakhan for “promoting ideas that create animosity and anger” toward Jewish Americans and the Jewish religion, and condemning “all manifestations of expressions of racism, anti-Semitism, and ethnic or religious intolerance.”

Rokita’s resolution comes just weeks after Farrakhan gave a speech saying “White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”

“There is no place in our civil discourse for this clear anti-Semitism and hate for another group of human beings,” Rokita said in a statement. “I urge my House colleagues to join me in condemning Louis Farrakhan’s hateful and anti-Semitic attacks, while also reaffirming our nation’s commitment to our Jewish neighbors and our greatest ally, the nation of Israel.”

Farrakhan’s past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a “very great man,” blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people “deserve to die.”

Rokita’s resolution is similar to one passed in 1994—when Democrats controlled the House. The resolution condemned a leader of the Nation of Islam, and passed with support from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

There has not yet been a vote scheduled on the resolution, but Rokita’s office told Fox News that there has been interest from some Democrats to co-sponsor the measure once it is introduced. Rokita’s office is hoping for bipartisan support.

I wrote a blog recently about Farrakhan, where I listed the 7 House Democrats who have ties to Farrakhan… but now the list has grown to 8 House Democrats. The RJC (Republican Jewish Coalition) is still calling for them all to resign from Congress. The 8 House Democrats are:

  • Maxine Waters (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA) – recently denounced Farrakhan
  • Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY) – recently denounced Farrakhan
  • Al Green (D-TX)
  • James Clyburn (D-SC)

I sincerely hope that Rep. Rokita’s Bill can help force the issue. NO ONE should have ties to Farrakhan, let alone any member of Congress. He is a vile preacher of hate. Here is a video of Farrakhan’s “greatest hits”, to refresh your memory on WHY this man should be denounced in all forms:

As a reminder, every single Democrat listed above, CAN (and should) be voted out of office in the midterms this year.   That’s really all that needs to be said about that! 😉 #MAGA

BOMBSHELL: Obama Campaign Hired Fusion GPS To Investigate Romney in 2012

The Daily Caller came out with a BOMBSHELL of an article today, which would normally be rocking the news cycle… if it wasn’t for Rex Tillerson being fired, and Trump visiting wall prototypes in CA, and the PA Dist #18 vote wasn’t going on.  In other words,  it’s another typical day where the news comes at you like a firehose.  But THIS story is something that the MSM will try it’s best to bury, at all costs.

It turns out that the firm that is responsible for the fake dossier, that was used to spy against the Trump campaign… the same firm that the Hillary campaign and the DNC paid to make up all that garbage… is the VERY SAME FIRM that Obama used to investigate Mitt Romney prior to the 2012 campaign!  According to the Daily Caller article,

  • A new book claims former President Barack Obama hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Romney
  • Obama used law firm Perkins Coie to hide payment to Fusion GPS
  • The Clinton campaign would later do the same thing to investigate Trump

The Barack Obama presidential campaign hired Fusion GPS in 2012 to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a book released on Tuesday.

The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm, Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to pay Fusion for its investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.

That contract led to the creation of the infamous Steele dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele.

“In 2012, Fusion GPS was hired to do opposition research on Mitt Romney for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign,” reads “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and Donald Trump’s Election.”

The book is written by Michael Isikoff and David Corn, two veteran reporters who met during the 2016 campaign with Steele and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. (RELATED: New Book Raises Questions About Steele Dossier Source)

“As had become standard practice in the shadowy world of ‘oppo’ research, the Obama campaign’s payments to Fusion GPS were never publicly disclosed; the money paid to the investigative firm was reported on campaign disclosure reports as legal bills to the campaign’s law firm, Perkins Coie,” the book reads.

The Obama for America committee paid Perkins Coie around $3 million during the 2012 election cycle, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, A vast majority of the payments were earmarked for “Legal Services.”

It is not clear how the law firm paid Fusion GPS for its research on Romney, a former Massachusetts governor.

Perkins Coie received more than $12 million from the Clinton campaign and DNC during the 2016 election cycle. Fusion GPS was paid just over $1 million for its research on Trump. The oppo firm paid Steele just under $178,000 for his work on the dossier.

WOW… right?  I don’t know about you, but I have a TON of questions that I wish could be answered right now… such as:

  1. Was there also a fake trap set up, to falsely implicate Romney, in case he won the 2012 election?
  2. Was it Obama’s idea to funnel money through Perkins Coie law firm, or was that a neat trick that Hillary showed him when she was Secretary of State?
  3. Was it Hillary’s idea to make up the fake dossier, or Obama’s?  (Remember, he had as much to lose as she did… he spent a very long time corrupting the DOJ and FBI and State Dept, and his entire legacy was built on Executive Orders.)
  4. Where is the REST of all that money that was given to the Perkins Coie law firm?  Surely it can’t all be legal bills… and for what they paid Fusion GPS (and later in Hillary’s case, also Christopher Steele) there’s a LOT of money left over, if you do the math! Where did THAT go to???  What ELSE was the law firm up to?
  5. Why is it even remotely legal to use a LAW FIRM to launder money??

Hopefully we’ll find out more answers soon, before curiosity kills us all.  Perhaps there will be more revelations to come forward from the book, in a drip drip drip fashion.  (That would be fun, huh?)

Get out your popcorn folks!  It’s going to be a FUN year!! #MAGA

Rearranging the Dominos – Tillerson out, Pompeo replaces Tillerson, Gina Haspel to be first female CIA director

Today, as many of us were still slowly waking up and drinking our morning coffee, the news cycle was propelled into hyperspeed by one single tweet by our awesome President:

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Wow… just WOW!!!  This is awesome news!!!

Mike Pompeo is nothing short of a huge spoonful of awesome-sauce!  We will now have a Secretary of State that will go toe-to-toe on the Iran deal, will put CAIR (and the Muslim Brotherhood) in their place, will stand up for Israel at every turn, and will be an AWESOME addition to the upcoming North Korea talks!!!

Everybody else seems pretty happy about the news too:

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At the end of the day, the ONLY opinion that matters, is President Trump’s opinion.  Here’s a short video clip of his impromptu response, while about to board Marine Force One, on his way to California to view the border wall prototypes:

President Trump wished Rex Tillerson well (which is very nice of him,) and is very excited about having Mike Pompeo as our new Secretary of State, and ALSO spoke very highly of Gina Haspel, the newly nominated CIA director!

So… who exactly IS Gina Haspel, the soon-to-be CIA Director?  Well, it turns out she’s a spoonful of awesome-sauce too.  A recent Fox News article breaks down 5 key things that everyone should know about the career spymaster, Gina Haspel:

Here are 5 things to know about Trump’s pick for CIA director.

She has been with the CIA for more than 30 years

Haspel joined the CIA in 1985. She is a career spymaster with “extensive overseas experience,” serving as station chief — a government official in charge of a post in a foreign country — during most of her assignments, the CIA wrote in post online.

After decades of service, Haspel was sworn in as the CIA’s deputy director on Feb. 7, 2017, becoming the first woman to hold the position.

She ran the CIA’s first overseas detention site

Haspel reportedly ran the CIA’s first overseas detention site in Thailand, where imprisoned militants were repeatedly waterboarded and endured various other forms of torture, The New York Times reported in February 2017.

Like Pompeo, Trump says torture works and pledged his support for CIA-run “black site” prisons outside the U.S.

Haspel briefly ran a secret CIA prison where accused terrorists Abu Zubayadah and Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri were waterboarded in 2002, according to former U.S. intelligence officials.

She is well respected by former intelligence officials

Veteran intelligence officials praised Trump’s decision to name Haspel deputy director in February 2017, including former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

“It speaks well of him for picking a seasoned veteran of the agency who is widely and deeply respected by the workforce as well as those outside the agency,” Clapper said at the time. “She has also been a strong proponent for integration, not only within CIA, but across the intelligence community.”

She has held several top positions in Washington

In Washington, Haspel has held several top senior leadership positions, including deputy director of the National Clandestine Service and deputy director of the National Clandestine Service for Foreign Intelligence and Covert Action.

She has won a handful of prestigious awards

Haspel has received several prestigious awards, including the George H. W. Bush Award for excellence in counterterrorism, the Donovan Award, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Presidential Rank Award, which recognizes individuals for “exceptional performance over an extended period of time,” according to the CIA.

So there you have it.  I don’t know about YOU, but I certainly feel much better now that I know all of that about her!   Although… I can easily envision critics lining up to go after her on the waterboarding issue, though.  Hopefully that won’t affect her confirmation.  After all, we need a CIA director who treats terrorists like TERRORISTS, and doesn’t try to get information by handing out lollipops to our enemies. 😉

It’s hard keeping up with all of the moving dominos and 4D Chess… but having a wonderful President, who insists on promoting strength while surrounding himself with super intelligent people, makes it a WHOLE lot easier, doesn’t it? 🙂  #MAGA!!

Big Bird DeBlasio apparently WANTS another school shooting, removes officers from all schools.

Big Bird DeBlasio is the epitome of Liberalism gone amuck… but this time he has gone too far.   In an era of increased concern for students safety (and general well-being) most schools across the country are beefing up their security.  Some are arming their teachers.  But Big Bird DeBlasio, in utter defiance of common sense, has removed all NYPD officers from schools.

Instead of having trained officers equipped with firepower to thwart any potential shooter, he has replaced the NYPD officers with unarmed “school safety agents.”  That’s right…. New York City schools are now going to be protected with the equivalent of mall cops.  As a New York Post article cites,

The last NYPD cops assigned full-time to New York City public schools are being moved out — despite nationwide calls for heightened security in the wake of last month’s Florida shootings.

As the nation mourned the 17 victims of the school massacre at Parkland, Fla., the NYPD was removing Sgt. Raul Espinet from his post at Francis Lewis HS in Fresh Meadows, Queens — where he had worked for more than a dozen years. Parents, teachers and students are livid over the beloved cop’s departure.

“My colleagues think it’s outrageous — and really stupid,” teacher Arthur Goldstein said. “We’re not enthusiastic about arming teachers, but we liked having a cop around.”

Espinet’s position was eliminated because cops in Mayor de Blasio’s new community policing units will visit schools while patrolling the neighborhood, according to the NYPD. School safety agents are stationed at all schools, but are not armed.

The once-common practice of putting an armed cop in schools waned in the 1990s. All were gradually eliminated, but Francis Lewis, one of the biggest high schools, slipped by. Bayside and Benjamin Cardozo high schools also recently lost their full-time NYPD officers, according to parents.

Espinet is one of the last — if not the last — school cop to go.

“I’m not aware of any other school with a full-time police officer assigned to it,” said Lt. John Grimpel, an NYPD spokesman.

Parents at the overcrowded Queens school, crammed with more than 4,400 students, are protesting the change.

“The community officer is in no way an acceptable replacement,” says a PTA petition launched last week.

The PTA is demanding that the NYPD and city Department of Education bring back an armed cop to Francis Lewis. It has collected more than 1,000 signatures in just two days, according to co-president Linda Lovett.

“It’s ridiculous,” Lovett said. “All over the country they are telling you ‘arm the teachers, get an officer in your school.’ New York City had a designated officer and they are actually cutting the program . . . they are making us less secure.

In New York, Staten Island City Councilmen Steven Matteo and Joe Borelli, and Borough President James Oddo, have asked de Blasio for armed officers in all of the city’s 1,700 schools — something the mayor has long argued would cost too much.

Matteo reiterated his plea in light of Espinet’s reassignment.

“I hope the NYPD and the administration listens to parents and students in the Fresh Meadows community and allows this officer to stay where he has obviously had such a positive impact,” he said. “Sadly, we live in a world where horrific attacks on our children have become a regular occurrence, but fortunately we also have the greatest police department in the world to protect us.”

So WHY would New York City Mayor “Big Bird” DeBlasio remove ALL armed policemen from NYC schools???  Seriously… why??  It was bad enough to have ONLY ONE armed policeman hanging around schools… but to remove even that one single officer makes NO sense…. UNLESS you actually want a tragedy to happen.

Perhaps Big Bird DeBlasio is so beholden to the Democrats’ latest craze to blame the NRA for all things gun-related, and to ban all of the guns they possibly can, that he is actually helping to stage the next school tragedy.  It’s absolutely HORRIFIC to think about, but when Liberalism has completely corrupted your brain, logic gets replaced by ideology all too often.  Sad, but true.

Let’s hope that the PTA’s petition can make some headway, and force some change.  I can’t even imagine being a parent, and having my children in a crowded NYC public school, where their only protection is the equivalent of a mall cop.   It’s unthinkable to me.  Using human beings as pawns to further your ideological agenda is pathetic on its own merits… but to use CHILDREN?  That’s downright criminal…. and if (and/or when) a tragedy happens at one of these schools… I sincerely hope that Mayor DeBlasio is held criminally liable.

 

James Clapper, former DNI Chief, is a LEAKER!

James Clapper has had a difficult time telling the truth in recent years, but now it is alleged that he’s a leaker, too.   In a fascinating article by Sara A. Carter, she states,

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper allegedly leaked information to CNN early last year regarding the classified briefings given to then President-Elect Donald Trump and President Barrack Obama on the salacious dossier claiming the Russians had compromising information on the president-elect, according to government sources, who noted the evidence of the leak was collected during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation.

Clapper, who was one of four senior Obama administration officials to attend the briefing with the presidents, also stated his “profound dismay at the leaks” in an official statement issued in January, 2017 and warned that the leaks were “extremely corrosive and damaging” to national security, according to his press release.

Texas Republican Mike Conaway, R-Texas, announced Monday in a press release, that the committee found no evidence of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. The Republican members released only a portion of the committee’s findings in the late afternoon. The full report will undergo a review  to ensure that it does not reveal or damage national security before its public release, congressional sources added. The committee interviewed its final witness former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last week and had accessed all documents related to its probe, a congressional source told this reporter.

But according to government sources Clapper, who is not mentioned in the report released Monday, had spoken to CNN at roughly the same time Jake Tapper broke the first story regarding the briefings conducted by senior intelligence officials with Trump and Obama on the dossier. Tapper’s story, which published in January 2017, created a snowball effect of allegations in the media that Trump’s campaign had allegedly colluded with the Russians in the 2016 election and that Russia had compromising material on Trump, sources with knowledge of the investigation concluded.

Clapper was one of four senior Obama administration officials to brief Obama and Trump on the dossier in December 2016. FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan and National Security Administration Director Mike Rogers were also present at the December briefings.

Clapper nor Tapper could be immediately reached for comment.

Wow.  Just…. WOW!  The former Director of National Intelligence, was the leaker that PUT the unverified Dossier (paid for by the DNC and Hillary Campaign) in the headlines!

While all of our brains were scrambling to let it all sink in, Nick Short was quick to post some good summaries on Twitter earlier, to help simplify the matter:

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So there you have it, folks.  We already knew that Clapper was a lying jerk.  (We all recall him lying to Congress about whether or not the government was spying on American citizens… and his answer was “Not wittingly” – WHICH WAS A LIE.)  And now he’s a leaker, who then used the leaked info (that he himself leaked) to create dischord in the newly appointed Trump administration Intel agencies.  Despicable doesn’t even cut it.  More like… deplorable. 😉

So what’s next for James Clapper?  Well… I would think that CNN would cancel his contract, since his credibility is shot now.  (But it’s CNN, so who knows.  They don’t really care about credibility, anyways.)

We also know that Jeff Sessions has recently stated that he has started numerous probes to aggressively go after leakers.  A New York Post article, from Feb 18, 2018 states,

After Trump announced last year that the “real story” is not Russia but “illegal leaks,” Sessions has launched 27 investigations — up from three prior to him taking office, the attorney general told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on “Sunday Morning Futures.”

“We’re going after this aggressively,” said Sessions, who has managed to hold onto his job despite Trump’s disgust with his Russia recusal that made way for special counsel Robert Mueller. “I am directing it personally.”

We don’t know if Clapper (or Brennan, or Comey) are the focus of any of the 27 current investigations.  For all we know, it may be 30 investigations after these new revelations. 🙂

It’s going to be interesting to watch how these former Intelligence directors try to spin their stories (and the narrative) to keep their butts out of jail.  I sincerely doubt that Clapper and Brennan and Comey thought up all of this by themselves, though.  All reasonable logical roads, lead to Obama.

Get out your popcorn, folks!  It’s going to be a FUN year!  🙂

Spit in the damn cup, Fauxcahontas. Do it. Do it NOW.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), otherwise known as Pocahontas or Fauxcahontas, is still lying about her (supposed) Native American heritage.  We did a blog post about it earlier, but it bears repeating AGAIN, because of the interview that she did on Fox News Sunday yesterday.

Before we get into the video interview, let’s look at some issues that have been brewing lately regarding her (supposed) Native American Heritage, shall we? 🙂

In our last blog post about Sen. Warren, we introduced you to Shiva Ayyadurai, who is running against Sen. Warren in the 2018 election.  He is a REAL Indian, not a fake one… and he sent Sen. Warren a DNA test kit for her birthday.  She returned it to him, and would not take the test.

Many jabs at her (supposed) American Indian heritage ensued…. from Twitter, Facebook, pundits, and anchors alike.   It has stuck to her like glue.  In fact, the official campaign slogan of her upcoming Senate election rival, Shiva Ayyadurai, is, “Only a real Indian can defeat the fake Indian.”

Then very recently, on March 6th, 2018, the Berkshire Eagle (a publication from Pittsfield, MA that had previously endorsed Sen. Warren in 2012) called for Sen. Warren to do a DNA test to settle the matter.  According to the Berkshire Eagle article,

The same technology that can match a perpetrator to a crime with virtually 100 percent certainty could settle the question of her heritage for all time.

There are now so many commercial DNA heritage-tracking labs in business that they advertise on television. The going rate for one of the most popular tests is $99. All the senator needs to do is spit into a tube, wait a few weeks and get her answer. No matter if the test came up negative or positive, it would constitute a plus for Warren and her political hopes.

So we call upon our senior senator to screw up her courage and take the spit test. If she already has but is keeping the results under wraps, we urge her to be forthcoming with them. She has nothing to lose but her Achilles’ heel.

Holy smokes. If a newspaper in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s own state is calling for her to do a DNA test… you would think she would WANT to put the matter to rest, right??

Which brings us to her Fox News Sunday interview yesterday.  When asked about her (supposed) Native American heritage, she dodged and weaved and told us about her parents’ love story instead.  It. Was. Ridiculous.  It was SO ridiculous, I almost felt sorry for her.  (Almost, being the key operative word.)

She also managed to tell another blatant lie, while telling the whole convoluted love story of her parents.  She claimed that while raising her and her brothers, her parents suffered through the Great Depression.  Ummm…. No.  Sen. Elizabeth Warren was born in 1949.  The Great Depression ended in 1939, a full ten years earlier.  Either she is banking on the fact that her supporters aren’t exactly the type to care about facts, OR she just can’t stop lying.  I am betting it’s a lot of both.

If you would like to see the entire interview (where she is asked about North Korea, etc.) please click HERE.  The portion of the interview where she dodges the question about her (supposed) Native American heritage, is below:

Absolutely RIDICULOUS, right??  The question posed to her wasn’t about her parents’ love story, nor about when her father fell in love with her mother, nor about their hardships.  The question wasn’t about what profession her brothers took up, either.  The question WAS about her (supposed) Native American heritage, for heaven’s sake!

So please, Fauxcahontas… spit in the damn cup, already.  Do it.  DO IT NOW.  Enough is enough.

Kristian Saucier, former U.S. Navy sailor, pardoned by President Trump!

Today, President Trump did something that should have been done a long time ago by Obama…. he pardoned Kristian Saucier, the former U.S. Navy sailor, who took photos in a nuclear submarine.  YAY!  🙂

As a Fox News article states,

Saucier recently received a letter from the Department of Justice saying it was taking a new look at his request for a pardon. Although he was released from jail last year, he remained under house arrest.

Trump had denounced the government’s handling of Saucier’s case, calling it a political move and saying it contrasted with the velvet-gloved response to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mismanagement of classified information through a private server.

“The president has pardoned Kristian Saucier, a Navy submariner,” Sanders said in a press briefing Friday afternoon. “Mr. Saucier was 22 years old at the time of his offenses and has served out his 12-months sentence. He has been recognized by his fellow service members for his dedication, skill and patriotic spirit.”

“While serving, he regularly mentored younger sailors and served as an instructor for new recruits. The sentencing judge found that Mr. Saucier’s offense stands in contrast to his commendable military service. The president is appreciative of Mr. Saucier’s service to the country.”

Saucier was in disbelief when he learned Friday that Trump had granted him a pardon, his wife, Sadie, told Fox News.

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“It hasn’t set in, honestly,” she said. “I called him at work and told him, and all he could say was ‘What? What?’ I said: ‘Honey, we’re normal now. We can have a normal life, be a normal family.’ He doesn’t have to wear an ankle bracelet anymore.”

Saucier’s attorney praised Trump for doing what, in his words, the Obama administration had neglected to do.

“We’re so excited,” Ronald Daigle, the attorney, told Fox News. “This is going to change his life. He’ll be able to find employment, he’ll be able to carry on with his life. We can’t believe it.”
“We are so grateful for our president for this,” Daigle said. “We’ve been passed over by the previous administration, and this president took the time to look into this matter and made the right decision, in our view.”

Saucier, who served as a machinist’s mate aboard the USS Alexandria from 2007 to 2012, used his cellphone to photograph parts of the submarine’s nuclear propulsion system while it was docked at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Conn.

Saucier, who has a 2-year-old daughter, began his sentence in October 2016 at the Federal Medical Center at Fort Devens, Mass. He was released a year later, though he was placed under house arrest.

He was convicted of unauthorized retention of national defense information, which is a felony, and received an “other-than-honorable” discharge from the Navy. He faced a possible 10 years in jail, his lawyers said.

THIS IS AWESOME NEWS!!!  I don’t know about you, but I have been hoping for this moment, for a long time!  Trump talked about it often on the campaign trail, and then he tweeted about it in January, too:

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Shortly after President Trump’s tweet, Fox News had Kristian Saucier on “The Story”, where he pleaded his case:

And now, he’s PARDONED!!!  Yippee!!!  (Do we have an awesome President, or what??)  🙂

So, does this mean that everyone that has mishandled classified information, is off the hook?  HECK NO!!  But at least the scales of justice aren’t completely lopsided now.  If Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton aren’t in jail for mishandling HUGE and VAST amounts of classified information, then a Navy sailor who took a photo of a submarine he was proud to help build, shouldn’t be in jail either.  That’s just common sense!

Thank GOD for giving us President Trump!  Just think, we have 7 more years of this kind of awesomeness!!  Can you handle all of the winning??  (Yes… yes you can!)  🙂

RJC wants all 7 Congressional allies of Louis Farrakhan to resign

Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader, has ties to at least 7 House Democrats… and they are completely unapologetic about it, too.

Louis Farrakhan isn’t just any Islamic leader… he is a vile anti-Semite that promotes violence and bigotry with every sermon. He has called Jews “Satanic” and has also said that all white people “deserve to die.”  In a recent speech in Chicago, he said “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down.”

The 7 Congressional allies, all Democrats (and also all members of the Congressional Black Caucus) that have ties to Louis Farrakhan, are:

  • Maxine Waters (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  • Al Green (D-TX)

ALL have attended meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress.  The calls are growing louder for these Democratic leaders (and also Women’s March founders with ties, as well) to denounce Louis Farrakhan, or step down.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) has called on all seven House Democrats to resign.

In a Daily Caller article, RJC executive director Matt Brooks states,

“There can be no question about how abhorrent it is for these Democrats to be connected to Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan is first and foremost a preacher of hate. He preaches about Jewish ‘control’ over the government and media and has claimed to have ‘pulled a cover off of that Satanic Jew,’ saying ‘your time is up, your world is through.’ And those were just the comments from last week.”

“Anti-Semitism is unacceptable. Farrakhan is the moral equivalent of a leader of the KKK. If it was discovered that members of Congress had met with the leader of the KKK, they would need to resign. In this case, for meeting with, and embracing, Louis Farrakhan, nothing short of resignation is acceptable from these seven Democrats,” Brooks said.

The left-wing Women’s March organization has faced a similar backlash over their leaders’ ties to Farrakhan and public defense of him.

Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory, and Women’s March co-president, Carmen Perez, are also under fire for their ties to Farrakhan.  (More about that HERE.)

In a Fox News article about all of this, they posted a video about WHO is Louis Farrakhan and why he’s a problem for Democrats.  You can watch the video below:

The article continues,

“Here’s the problem: Farrakhan does have an audience and still has widespread popularity among his devoted followers,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, wrote in a blog published on Thursday. “Because of Farrakhan’s reach and influence and his broad name recognition and something like celebrity status, some public officials, politicians and hip-hop entertainers are still willing to meet with him, still willing to have their pictures taken with him.

“They seemingly have a blind spot when it comes to his anti-Semitism,” he added.

President Obama was recently criticized when a photograph of him with Farrakhan, taken before his 2008 election, surfaced. The photographer said he buried the picture on orders from tthe Congressional Black Caucus, which believed it would hurt Obama’s election chances.

Farrakhan has long expressed controversial views about Jews and whites, and has spoken of black separatism. In an interview featured on the Final Call website, which is run by the Nation of Islam, Farrakhan said, “This is the time in history for the separation of black people in America, indigenous people, from the whites of that nation.”

Rep. Keith Ellison, deputy director of the Democratic National Committee, has said that at one time he saw the Nation of Islam as an organization that did positive things, like “promote African-American self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and community economic development.” Ellison, a Minnesota Democrat, has said he had erroneously dismissed concerns that Farrakhan was anti-Semitic, and said he never shared the “hateful views” of “Jews, gays or any other group.”

Ellison recently came under fire after The Wall Street Journal reported he had attended a 2013 meeting with Muslim leaders where Farrakhan was present. Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, said he did not know who would be at the meeting, and said his decision to attend “was not an endorsement of the political views of other attendees.”

On Tuesday, Ellison spokesman Karthik Ganapathy told Fox News that the lawmaker “has repeatedly disavowed anti-Semitism and bigotry, since his first campaign for Congress in 2006.”

Rep. Danny Davis, a Democrat from Illinois, said in an interview with The Daily Caller on Sunday that Farrakhan is an “outstanding human being,” and that he sees the minister on a regular basis.

Davis’ office later released a statement denouncing anti-Semitism as being “antithetical to everything I believe and everything that I work for on a daily basis.”

Apart from Ellison, others either have said they do not share Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic views but have stopped short of denouncing the Nation of Islam leader. Some have remained silent altogether.

In a statement to Fox News, the ADL said, “We are deeply disappointed with Congressman Davis statements about Farrakhan, an avowed anti-Semite who leads a group that traffics in hate not just towards Jews but also the LGBTQ community.”

“It is unfortunate that the congressman apparently can’t muster up the courage to denounce Farrakhan’s blatant anti-Semitism and instead chose to praise him instead. Hate should not be difficult to denounce. Once again we’re calling on the congressman to denounce anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.”

Calls and emails to the Nation of Islam, the Congressional Black Caucus and Mallory received no response.

HANG ON…. don’t stop reading yet!  I know your brain hurts, but hold on!

Before you go, there’s one very important point that needs to be made here:  THE MIDTERMS ARE COMING UP SOON!  Each one of these House Representatives CAN (and should) be voted out of office, if they do not step down voluntarily.

Again, the 7 Congressional Black Caucus members, with ties to Louis Farrakhan, are:

  • Maxine Waters (D-CA)
  • Barbara Lee (D-CA)
  • Danny Davis (D-IL)
  • Andre Carson (D-IN)
  • Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  • Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
  • Al Green (D-TX)

Happy Voting!! 🙂

Obama-era Operation Fast and Furious documents to be released, Gets fresh new look (video)

On Wednesday (March 7, 2018) the Justice Department said that it will turn over documents withheld by former AG Eric Holder, regarding the Fast and Furious scandal that happened during the Obama administration.

To refresh everyone’s memory, the Fast and Furious scandal was a deadly blunder from the get-go.  It was an ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) operation that allowed known criminals to buy guns in the Phoenix, AZ area, that they were supposed to track as they were filtered down to Mexico.  But they didn’t track them.  Over 1,400 of the 2,000 guns purchased by the known criminals went missing.  That’s a 70% failure rate, folks.

Operation Fast and Furious was thrown into the spotlight, when former Marine and Border Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by an illegal immigrant, using one of the weapons that ATF was supposedly tracking as part of the Fast and Furious operation.  The cartel member suspected of killing Brian Terry wasn’t apprehended, until 2017.

The Attorney General at the time, Eric Holder, refused to hand over ANY documents to Congress.  In fact, he was the first Attorney General in the HISTORY OF CONGRESS to be held in contempt of Congress, for failing to provide any information whatsoever to Congress.

As a Fox News article states,  “The Justice Department entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The settlement agreement was filed in federal court in Washington D.C., and ends six years of litigation arising out of the previous administration’s refusal to produce records requested by the committee.”

 “The Department of Justice under my watch is committed to transparency and the rule of law,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Wednesday. “This settlement agreement is an important step to make sure that the public finally receives all the facts related to Operation Fast and Furious.”

“For over six years, the House Oversight Committee has fought for additional documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Today, the Committee finally reached a conditional settlement with the Department of Justice,” Amanda Gonzalez, spokeswoman for the House Oversight Committee, said in a statement to Fox News. “The Committee seeks all relevant facts so we can learn from the mistakes made by the Justice Department. We have a responsibility to uncover why they worked so hard to hide this information from the Committee, the family of [slain border patrol agent] Brian Terry, and the American people.”

The Trump administration’s decision came just one day after Terry’s brother urged President Trump to “reopen the books” and get to the bottom of the scandal.

“We need to find out the truth, exactly what happened, how it happened, why it happened,” Kent Terry said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “We need Mr. Trump, President Trump, to unseal the documents, reverse executive privilege so that we know what happened, and that we can hold the people accountable that are responsible.”

Terry, who met Trump on the campaign trail, said the president was “very apologetic for the actions that the previous administration did.”

“He was very sincere about getting answers,” Terry said. “He said it was shameful and that I think Mr. Sessions should step up and re-open the case, re-investigate it and hold those accountable.”

Here is Rep. Issa (R-CA) discussing this new development:

 

There will be MUCH MORE to report on this, as the documents are released.  We need to find out WHY this happened, and WHO made the obscenely reckless decision to give guns to known criminals.

Until then, we can only wait (and hope, and pray) that justice finally comes for the Terry family.  If nothing else, they deserve answers… and they deserve justice too.
(If you would like to contribute to the Brian Terry Foundation, click HERE.)
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Little Rocket Man Blinks, Trump keeps playing 4D Chess

Kim Jong-Un (a.k.a. Little Rocket Man) will apparently meet with President Trump, according to the South Korean national security advisor, Chung Eui-Yong

In an announcement held outside the White House tonight, the South Korean national security advisor stated, “I told President Trump that in our meeting, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said he’s committed to denuclearization. He pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests.”

Chung also stated, “President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong-Un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.”

The full video is below:

SO, Little Rocket Man will meet President Trump (the chess master himself) by May this year. Who would have thunk it.  It seems like it was just yesterday when the MSM was running around with their hair on fire, screaming that Trump was going to lead the entire world into nuclear war…. yet here we are, folks!  There has never been a sitting U.S. President to ACTUALLY meet the North Korean leader face to face before.  This. Is. Historic.

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Now, let’s not be naive about this upcoming meeting.  This is a standard “stall” tactic by the North Korean regime, and we’ve seen this movie before.  But this time, the movie has a new director: TRUMP.  This movie also has new special effects producer too: Secretary of Defense, “Mad Dog” Mattis.  Those two things can NOT be underestimated.

According to a Fox News article,  Senior officials at the Pentagon said Thursday night that plans for President Trump to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un in May are “good news” that could mark a “potential breakthrough.”

Military leaders have said Kim’s invitation was the result of Trump’s “maximum pressure campaign.”

“On North Korea, he has moved the needle more than any President before him. The proof will be in the pudding. But this is a breakthrough. It’s significant,” one defense official said.

SO… should we give President Trump the Nobel Peace Prize NOW, before the meeting even happens??  I mean, they gave Obama the Nobel Peace Prize before he even did anything in the Middle East, right??   And Obama left the Middle East in tatters, with ISIS in control of much of it, remember??

Surely we can do better than the Nobel Peace Prize, when it comes to President Trump!  Hey, I’ve got an idea…  How about we let him build his big beautiful WALL, and engrave the word TRUMP in it?  I bet that would make him happy!

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Yes…. that’s better!  That’s MUCH better!!  #MAGA 🙂

Jeff Sessions comes out of hiding (finally) and brings down the HAMMER on California (Full Videos)

After months and months (and months) of hearing absolutely nothing from AG Jeff Sessions, he finally emerged yesterday to lay down the hammer on California.  It’s about TIME, right?

California has been pushing its “world without borders” agenda for years now, and many of their major cities (if not all of them) have been sanctuary cities for a long time.  That sounds nice, to illegal aliens… but it’s not so nice to the American citizens of California.   In fact, it’s deadly.  Just ask Kate Steinle.

But Governor Jerry Brown doesn’t care about what’s good for the citizens of his state.  Last year, the State of California passed a bill making the ENTIRE STATE and sanctuary for illegal immigrants. It became effective January 1st, 2018.  Not all Californians were happy about it, though… and spent some serious money making (and placing) the best practical joke ever:

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As the Trump Administration took office, and began it’s surge to remove MS-13 from our communities, California ramped up it’s efforts to block ICE agents at every turn.  The most notable and outlandish event in recent days, was when the Democratic Mayor of Oakland, CA went on TV, and warned everyone that ICE agents were coming.

As a Fox News article states,

Acting ICE Director Tom Homan said on “Fox & Friends” that Schaaf’s warning meant that there are roughly 800 illegal immigrants they were unable to locate.

“What she did is no better than a gang lookout yelling ‘police’ when a police cruiser comes in the neighborhood, except she did it to a whole community. This is beyond the pale,” he said.

This seemed to be the spark that finally lit the fire under Jeff Sessions.  Yesterday, Jeff Sessions sprung to action, and slapped a lawsuit against the State of California.  As noted in another Fox News article,

Federal officials are seeking an injunction to immediately block enforcement of the three California laws, each enacted within the past year.

One of those laws offers additional worker protections against federal immigration enforcement actions. Senior Justice Department officials have said it’s prevented companies from voluntarily cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Employers are mandated under the law to demand ICE agents present a warrant or subpoena before entering certain areas of the premises, or when accessing some employee records.

Some companies have complained they’ve felt torn between trying to comply with seemingly contradictory state and federal statutes, since penalties for non-compliance can be steep from both entities.

Another state law dubbed known by critics as the “sanctuary state” bill protects immigrants without legal residency by limiting state and municipal cooperation with the feds, including what information can be shared about illegal-immigrant inmates.

A third law gives state officials the power to monitor and inspect immigrant detention facilities either run directly by, or contracted through, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The Justice Department has said it’s confident the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause gives it broad authority to supersede state laws that it says interfere with its immigration enforcement obligations.

You can watch AG Jeff Sessions announcing the lawsuit below:

As outlined in the same Fox News article, AG Jeff Sessions is also going after the Mayor of Oakland, CA, for interfering with ICE agents:

The Justice Department is also reviewing Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s decision to warn of an immigration sweep in advance, which ICE said allowed hundreds of immigrants to escape detention.

Governor Jerry Brown wasted no time responding to AG Jeff Sessions’ lawsuit.  He held a press conference, along with California State AG Xavier Becerra, and spewed their ridiculous narratives, as expected.   You can watch the full presser below:

I find it humorous that Jerry Brown has such an attitude with an AG telling California what to do, when it LITERALLY has former AG Eric Holder on retainer.  (Don’t believe me? Here’s the article about it.)  What is ALSO interesting to note, is that the Obama Administration actually paved the way for this recent lawsuit against California, as they did something very similar to the State of Arizona.  According to a New York Times article,

One of the weapons Mr. Sessions is counting on is a 2012 Supreme Court ruling siding with the Obama administration, which had sued Arizona for violating federal immigration laws.

“The state may not pursue policies that undermine federal law,” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote for the majority.

There will be LOTS more to report on this lawsuit against the State of California as it moves through the courts.

SO, to summarize a lot of back and forth stuff about yesterday’s events, I will refer you to my tweet about it:    🙂

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President Trump makes good on another campaign promise; Signs steel & aluminum tariffs (video)

President Trump is the complete opposite of most politicians and/or Presidents, in that he is actually making sure he KEEPS his campaign promises, and follows through on them!    It’s driving the MSM and swamp monsters absolutely bonkers… but the American people LOVE IT!

As we discussed in a previous blog, outlining the ties of the steel and aluminum tariffs to the NAFTA negotiations (days before the MSM figured it out, I might add,) President Trump decided to add special carve outs to the steel and aluminum tariffs to Mexico and Canada, depending on how NAFTA negotiations are going.  There is also great flexibility written in, to adjust the tariffs depending on our relationships with certain countries. (i.e. If you’re not always trying to kill us, or steal from us, you might catch a break.  Otherwise, not so much.)

You can watch the entire announcement here:

The stock market reacted favorably to the announcement from President Trump, much to the MSM’s dismay.   The DOW was in the red (for the day) before President Trump’s announcement… and as he spoke, and explained the tariffs in greater detail (and why we need them) the stock market ticked up.  And then you heard from some of the steel workers and aluminum workers, as they shared their personal stories.  The stock market again ticked up.  The DOW closed at +93.85 for the day, at 24,895.21.  Not exactly the doom and gloom that everyone was predicting.

The RINO’s are still whining and making a general fuss, however.  A total of 107 House Republicans sent a letter to President Trump, asking him not to impose the tariffs.  You can read more about that HERE.   To read the letter sent to President Trump, along with all 107 names and signatures of the RINO whiners, click HERE.  It is important to note that House Majority Speaker Paul Ryan did NOT sign the letter.  There may be hope for him after all. 😉

#FreeTheInternet has started!!

A movement has officially started on Twitter, called #FreeTheInternet….and it’s already gaining enormous traction!

The movement is an attempt to place pressure on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google, etc., to stop censoring conservative voices, and to stop shutting down accounts for no apparent reason….other than being conservative.

The problem has been going on for years.  It’s no secret that Twitter, Facebook, Google, and YouTube are super liberal.  Just think back to 2016, in the months leading up to the election.  Twitter and Facebook both changed their algorithms to keep any negative news about Hillary Clinton from being seen in your feed… and if you googled Hillary Clinton, your choices were about her fabulous pantsuits or hairstyle, not about her latest scandal-of-the-day.  Everyone knew it was happening… but back then, these social media platforms were still making a vague attempt to hide their bias.

Then things changed.  A few weeks ago, in late February, Mueller indicted 13 Russians for interference in the election.  Suddenly, there was a newfound enthusiasm to eliminate any Russian “bots” from all platforms.  Quite honestly, if that’s all they did, there wouldn’t be huge backlash.  But that’s NOT what they did.

In the early morning hours of Feb. 21st, while most everyone was sleeping, Twitter purged thousands and thousands of conservative accounts, under the guise of being suspicious Russian bots.  People woke up to either having their account taken down, or losing thousands of followers overnight.  Here are a few snapshots:

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(and here’s the video, in case you wanted to watch it…)

Many Trump-loving patriots worked diligently to gain new trump-loving followers, almost at a frenzied pace.  I personally joined in the frenzy.  I got myself on 2 Trump Trains, and also Trump Force One.  (These are huge follower lists for Trump supporters.)  We banded together, and forged ahead… as most hard-working conservatives tend to do.

All seemed to quiet down a little bit, until Facebook started in on the conservative take-downs.  Yesterday, Facebook took down the Christian satire site, The Babylon Bee, because they did a satire piece on CNN, claiming they spin their news in an industrial sized washing machine.  After a MAJOR backlash, Facebook finally put it back up, without any significant apology.  The Federalist wrote a story about it, citing:

Hours later, Adam Ford, who runs The Babylon Bee, got a notification warning him that the post had been flagged as so-called “fake news” by Snopes, and that if it happened again, the Bee’s Facebook page could face de-monetization and its posts would suffer a reduced reach.

Not only did Facebook threaten to punish the Bee, the social network has also been warning its users who click on the obviously satirical post that it is, in fact, satire.

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(The fact that Facebook is relying on Snopes to fact-check, is too ironic for words, but let’s move on…)

YouTube has also been quashing down videos at record speed as well… especially if you said anything negative about David Hogg, the crisis-actor who was going on CNN and MSNBC ad nauseam to somehow blame the NRA for the latest Florida school shooting. (I could go on and on and on about that whiny attention seeker… but I’ll save that for another blog post.)  The Red Elephants, Inc. did a pretty good job in an article about this, if you’d like to read more.

Finally, after learning a few days ago that President Trump’s twitter account was severely damaged as a result of Twitter’s tinkering, things became crystal clear.  It was reported that his twitter interactions had been reduced by 45%!  That’s not just a little bit of tinkering… that’s 45% for heaven’s sake!!

Conservatives had reached a tipping point.  Enough was enough.  SOMETHING has to be done about these liberal social media platforms quashing conservative viewpoints…. and something has to happen FAST so that our voices aren’t silenced for the 2018 Midterms, or even the 2020 election!

Thus, #FreeTheInternet was born.  The movement is hoping that somehow, someway, the Government can pass some sort of law to force these social media platforms to allow free speech from liberals AND conservatives, without fear of losing their account if a precious snowflake gets their feelings hurt… or worse, fear of losing their account whenever these social media platforms feel like pretending that all conservatives are Russian bots!

Let’s get #FreeTheInternet MOVING, shall we?  Contact your Senators and Representatives.  Let them know that these social media giants have messed with our right to free speech, for too long!!!

#FreeTheInternet

Confused about the Trade War? Think NAFTA, and it all makes sense.

Yesterday, Trump announced that he is considering substantial tariffs to help the steel and aluminum industry in the USA.  While the final details are expected to be discussed next week, the proposed tariffs are 25% for steel, and 10% for aluminum.

Watch President Trump discussing the proposed tariffs:

It didn’t take more than a few nanoseconds for everyone to freak out… not only the expected MSM anchors and pundits, but some of his ardent supporters freaked out as well.

According to MSM and all of the pundits, we will all go broke buying things now, because of these proposed tariffs.  The talking points on various things kept escalating as the hours ticked on in the day.  For instance, using a new car as the example, the talking points went from a car being much more expensive, to a car being completely unaffordable and out of reach for most Americans.  It was almost as if every anchor and pundit kept trying to out-do the previous anchor/pundit,  to create the most panic possible.

Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President, and Director of the WH Trade Council, explains it quite differently than all of the pundits, who seem to be running around with their hair on fire.  Watch Peter Navarro below, on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo:

If you watched the video, you would have come away with a few very important points:

  1. Cost of a 6-pack of beer (or anything else produced in aluminum cans) = + $0.01
  2. Cost of a new car = + $45.00

These are obviously not completely obscene additional costs, to the average consumer.  And while it’s true that every penny counts, it is certainly a worthwhile expense to save our dying (and critically important) steel and aluminum industries…. especially if the end game is to have a self-sustaining country.

Another important point in the video was a breakdown on the largest exporters of aluminum (i.e. who we import our aluminum from, right now.)  Did you catch it??  Canada was the largest exporter, by FAR, at 43.2%.  That’s interesting, isn’t it?

So now let’s look at the Steel exports (or rather, who we buy our steel from.) Take a look at the numbers from the US Census, for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.  The first numbers on the list are North America (Mexico and Canada) and what looks like 8.8 Million, is really 8.8 BILLION (the chart stipulates the values are per in 1,000 dollar amounts) – which is a number toppled only by the entirety of European countries.

SO, let’s all sit back and look at the chess board for a moment, shall we?  We know that renegotiating NAFTA is a high priority issue for President Trump, and we also have been hearing rumors that the renegotiations have not been going all that well… mostly because the 2 other countries involved in NAFTA (Canada & Mexico) don’t want things to change.  They have been living high on the hog for a very long time, thanks to NAFTA.

With renegotiations at a stalemate for NAFTA, and with Mexico upset with companies leaving Mexico to return to the US, and with Justin Trudeau making a FOOL of himself in India and other countries right now… NOW is the time to shake things up and create leverage for the renegotiations of NAFTA.

In my opinion, this also creates a position of strength for the renegotiations of trade with all of the OTHER countries that have a huge trade deficit with the USA.  They won’t want tariffs imposed on them either (even though they have had tariffs on USA products for a very long time.)

In my opinion, things will get really tricky with China, when it comes to the trade deficit.  Not only do we still need China’s help with “Little Rocket Man” in North Korea, but tariffs on Chinese products WILL have a big impact on Americans.  We don’t want that.  However, with tariffs slapped on other countries, China will be more apt to discuss changes to the trade deficit with China… so the long-term goal has a chance this way.

Feeling better yet about the whole tariff situation now?  I sure hope so!  Things will certainly be more tense next week, as the details are ironed out…. but please remember that President Trump is usually at least 5 chess moves ahead, all while his chess board is chock full of much more complicated issues than our own chess boards!  I don’t know how he does it… I really don’t!

So please stop worrying, and please stop listening to all the pundits running around with their hair on fire. If paying a penny more for aluminum canned products has you upset, get products in glass bottles instead – it’s better for you anyways!!  🙂