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Kamala Harris protected pedophilles in the Catholic Church

District Attorney Kamala Harris possesses San Francisco Archdiocese files containing details of how the church dealt with pedophile priests that go back as far as 80 years. But Harris, the frontrunner in the June primary elections to become the Democratic candidate for California attorney general, has for five years rebuffed reporters' efforts to view those files, despite statements by former DA Terence Hallinan saying they should be released.

For the past six weeks, SF Weekly has asked Harris' office to comply with the request under the California Public Records Act. It has released nothing.

On April 21, just as controversy was heating up over the Vatican's role in the global sex abuse scandal, Harris' deputy, Paul Henderson, responded to my request by stating that Harris' investigative files were not subject to California's government transparency laws; her office essentially enjoys a blanket secrecy privilege.

I sent Henderson's arguments to California Newspaper Publishers Association legal counsel Jim Ewert. "That's flatly untrue," he said. The District Attorney's office "can release them if they want to. But they have decided not to."

I wrote to Harris' office citing Ewert's analysis. Harris' spokeswoman, Erica Derryck, changed course, saying they would retrieve and review the files to determine whether there were any I could view. Following half a dozen phone conversations and as many e-mail exchanges, Derryck said she would contact me on May 24, but I didn't hear from her. When I e-mailed and called her again, almost seven weeks after my initial request, she said she was still working on it. I have heard nothing more.

In lieu of releasing records, Harris' office ended up releasing a statement: "District Attorney Harris focuses her efforts on putting child molesters in prison. We're not interested in selling out our victims to look good in the paper. When this case was brought under Terence Hallinan, prosecutors took the utmost care to protect the identity and dignity of the victims. That was the right thing to do then and it's the right thing to do now."

This sort of statement drives abuse victims crazy. Joelle Casteix, western regional director of SNAP, was sexually abused as a child by a lay teacher at a Catholic school. She had to sue to obtain records pertaining to the incidents. She rejects Harris' rationale for keeping archdiocese abuse records secret. It's possible, even routine, to release records about pedophile priests while protecting the names of victims, Casteix explained.


https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-arellano-catholic-church-sex-abuse-california-20180912-story.html
 

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Now that Leftists are forced to admit that Jussie Smollett is a lying scumbag, there is another matter to look into.

Not long before the hoax attack on Jussie Smollett there was another incident involving the TV show, Empire. As CNN reported, white powder was sent to the set of the show.

A letter containing a white powder was sent to the Chicago set of “Empire” days before one of the show’s stars, Jussie Smollett, was allegedly attacked by two men on January 29.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CNN that the letter, received on January 22 at Cinespace Studios, where the show is filmed, prompted a response from the HAZMAT unit.

Guglielmi said authorities determined the powder to be aspirin, but declined to give details on the content of the letter.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the letter, he added.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Entertainment, which produces the series, declined to comment when reached by CNN.

I suspect if the FBI were serious about investigating this crime, we would have additional charges filed against Jussie Smollett.
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What this proves is Smollett organized this entire hoax in advance. Because why would anybody want to send Anthrax to the set of Empire? I don’t think too many Americans are concerned with a show about a black hip-hop mogul’s family.

https://theblacksphere.net/2019/02/will-police-investigate-smollett-for-white-powder-sent-to-empire-set/
 

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#MeToo: West Hollywood Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Faces Calls to Resign over Sexual Harassment Claims

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/02/17/metoo-west-hollywood-mayor-who-honored-stormy-daniels-faces-calls-to-resign-over-sexual-harassment-claims/

John Duran, the mayor of West Hollywood, California, is facing calls for his resignation over new allegations of sexual harassment.

Last year, Duran honored porn star Stormy Daniels (née Stephanie Clifford) with the key to the city and declared “Stormy Daniels Day” for her role in public criticism of President Donald Trump.

But as Breitbart News reported, Duran had faced sexual controversies of his own under his administration, with the city shelling out $500,000 in a settlement with a former mayoral aide on his behalf in 2016.

Now, new allegations have emerged, the Los Angeles Times reports (original links):

[A]mid new allegations of sexual harassment against Duran by members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, some West Hollywood residents and politicians are saying enough is enough and that times have changed. Three of the city’s five council members have called on Duran to resign, saying he has become a distraction.

Protesters are planning to converge on the City Council meeting Tuesday to call for Duran’s ouster and call for action in another scandal: the recent deaths of two gay black men in the West Hollywood apartment of Ed Buck, a white, wealthy Democratic donor and LGBTQ activist. For several years, Duran worked as an attorney for Buck.



Duran, 59, has refused to step down, describing himself as a proudly sensual gay man who lived through a sexual revolution colliding against a prudish #MeToo movement that’s too quick to judge. Bawdiness is just part of who he’s always been, Duran said, and he’s not going to change now.

“There’s a culture clash going on,” the mayor said. “If somebody expresses himself or herself sexually, that doesn’t make it harassment, per se.”

At the ceremony honoring Stormy Daniels, Breitbart News captured a local resident on video protesting against Mayor Duran, saying: “This is so ridiculous. It’s completely hypocritical. The mayor who is giving this to her has silenced people who have filed sexual harassment lawsuits against him.”
 

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Good lord, it just doesn't end!

Report: Widespread National Food Stamp Fraud Totals at Least $1 Billion, Could Be as High as $4.7 Billion

According to a new report produced by the Government and Accountability Office (GAO), at least $1 billion in food stamp benefits are "trafficked annually," meaning they are fraudulently used. The extent of the fraud is uncertain, the GAO warns, estimating the abuse of the program could be as high as $4.7 billion. About 20 million lower-income households receive benefits from the $64 billion Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, to buy food. But GAO found that instead of being used for food, many stores are defrauding the program by "selling" cash instead of food. "For example, a store might give a person $50 in exchange for $100 in benefits – then pocket the difference," GAO explains. The Food Nutrition Service (FNS) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture oversees SNAP and is responsible for authorizing and overseeing retailers. The fraud, known as "retailer trafficking,"costs taxpayers at least $1 billion. However, the real cost could be "anywhere from $960 million to $4.7 billion," the GAO adds.

The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank advocating reform, launched a "Stop the Scam initiative" to raise awareness of the widespread problem. "Welfare fraud is one of the biggest untold stories of the last decade, robbing resources from the truly needy and eroding public trust in the integrity of our welfare programs," Sam Adolphsen, vice president of executive affairs at FGA, said in a statement. "While the bad-actor food stamp retailers exposed in this GAO report are in part to blame, we must not lose sight of the accountability that falls upon the food stamp recipient willing to commit fraud and abuse the system." The FGA hopes to reduce fraud and abuse at the state level by uncovering discrepancies in each state’s eligibility systems by regularly reviewing their processes. "Too few states take these crimes seriously, and both states and the federal government can do more on this front," FGA maintains.

The GAO published five recommendations for FNS to follow in order to crack down on SNAP fraud. They include FNS adding retailer trafficking estimates in future reports, which it has not done. Likewise, FNS should readdress the factors it uses to identify stores for possible investigation, and evaluate the "accuracy of its assumption of the percentage of SNAP benefits that are trafficked by different types of stores," the GAO states. Although FNS assigns a risk level to each store when it applies to participate in SNAP, it is not currently using this information to target its reauthorization activities to stores of greatest risk. "FNS currently reauthorizes all stores on the same 5-year cycle, regardless of risk, although its policy states that it will reauthorize certain high-risk stores annually," GAO states. FNS officials said they planned to reauthorize a sample of high-risk stores each year but they never did. Officials also stated that they did not document an analysis of the benefits and costs of this practice, "which would be consistent with leading fraud risk management practices," GAO states. As a result, FNS does not have any practices in place to detect early oversight of stores to prevent fraud. Finally, GAO recommended that FNS should "determine the appropriate scope and time frames for reauthorizing high-risk stores," increase penalties for retail traffickers, and establish performance measures for its trafficking prevention activities. The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 gave the USDA the authority to strengthen penalties for retailers that commit fraud, but as of November 2018, FNS had not done so. "By failing to take timely action to strengthen penalties, FNS has not taken full advantage of an important tool for deterring trafficking," GAO states. When the GAO confirms what actions FNS has taken in response to its recommendations, it plans to provide updated information to the public, the agency states. It states that the FNS generally agreed with its findings. The USDA/FNS did not respond to requests to comment for this story.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/report-widespread-national-food-stamp-fraud-totals-at-least-1-billion-could-be-as-high-as-4-7-billion/
 

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Now that Leftists are forced to admit that Jussie Smollett is a lying scumbag, there is another matter to look into.

Not long before the hoax attack on Jussie Smollett there was another incident involving the TV show, Empire. As CNN reported, white powder was sent to the set of the show.

A letter containing a white powder was sent to the Chicago set of “Empire” days before one of the show’s stars, Jussie Smollett, was allegedly attacked by two men on January 29.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told CNN that the letter, received on January 22 at Cinespace Studios, where the show is filmed, prompted a response from the HAZMAT unit.

Guglielmi said authorities determined the powder to be aspirin, but declined to give details on the content of the letter.

The FBI is leading the investigation into the letter, he added.

A spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Entertainment, which produces the series, declined to comment when reached by CNN.

I suspect if the FBI were serious about investigating this crime, we would have additional charges filed against Jussie Smollett.
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What this proves is Smollett organized this entire hoax in advance. Because why would anybody want to send Anthrax to the set of Empire? I don’t think too many Americans are concerned with a show about a black hip-hop mogul’s family.

https://theblacksphere.net/2019/02/will-police-investigate-smollett-for-white-powder-sent-to-empire-set/

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The FBI is still actively investigating the threat letter addressed to Jussie Smollett and mailed to the Fox studios in Chicago.
The feds have been “assisting” Chicago police in the alleged attack case as local detectives continue to take the lead.

twitter.com/RobElgasABC7/status/1097143124994994176
twitter.com/JammieWF/status/1097218100662013955
 

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NEW STUDY EXPOSES HOW 21st CENTURY CAPITALISTS GAME THE US TAX SYSTEM.

A new study finds that the increase in income inequality has more to do with a different group of earners (not necessarily idle millionaires): America's “working rich," according to a report co-authored by Princeton University.

Entrepreneurs and highly skilled professionals operating businesses prevail among the top 0.01%. These "working rich," which include lawyers, physicians, financial professionals, auto dealers, and beverage distributors, receive most of their income from human capital, the study reveals.

“We set out to understand what has been driving top incomes in recent years, and that upended some previous findings about the rich,” says co-author Owen Zidar, assistant professor of economics at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, in a release. “People are earning a lot of dollars through private businesses, and that’s important evidence that should influence the debate around taxing millionaires.'”

Zidar co-authored the report with Matthew Smith of the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Danny Yagan of the University of California, Berkeley; and Eric Zwick of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

The team examined more than 11 million firms between 2001 and 2014, before the 2017 Tax Reform was passed, and found the vast majority of the top income comes from “pass-through” businesses wherein profits and losses are passed through the operators themselves. Essentially, the top .01% are not paying corporate and dividend taxes around 50 to 55%, but instead pay 11.6% or less.

The new findings provide valuable insight into the secret world of entrepreneurs whose human capital income is critical for understanding top incomes. Researchers specify the need for a more harmonized business tax system, more highly skilled professionals, and the need to modernize the educational system to produce more innovators and entrepreneurs.

Researchers explained the evolution of the top .01%: Reagan-era tax reforms increased tax liabilities for businesses and reduced them for individuals. While this has been great for small firms over the last three decades, it made the concept of the pass-through business more appealing for large business owners to game the system.

The report said the 2017 tax reform decreased taxes on qualifying pass-throughs. “It’s unclear which businesses qualify as a pass-through for the new deduction, as it’s been done in an ad hoc way. So, architecture and engineering firms receive the new 20% rate, while other service firms and consultancies do not,” explains Zidar. “It’s complicated in terms of who is eligible, but it’s now among the biggest tax breaks in the tax code.”

Zidar said the median number of owners for pass-through companies is generally two people, and these individuals are earning their peak income in their 50s. He pointed out that these high incomes are not based on “idle ownership of financial assets.” For about 9/10 of these businesses, the owners are incredibly active in daily operations. As an example, most income is derived from providing a service, but can also be generated through personal networking, reputation and recruitment abilities of entrepreneurs.

“It’s common to wonder whether business owners grew the pie, or simply extracted more money from workers,” says Zidar. “It looks like both are important, but growing the pie may be more significant.”

Researchers wanted to understand whether the owners were operating their businesses, so they examined what happens when an owner dies or retires. In many cases, profits collapsed by more than 80%.

Zidar also said these findings exemplify what is often overlooked in discussions of income inequality. There is an entire class of wealthy Americans who are gaming the tax system, by the way money flows through in human capital income.

These finds are a wake-up call for the need to reform the business tax system, the urgent need for more skilled workers and the need for better educational opportunities to empower the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs,

“We show that if you look and decompose this income, a lot of it comes from these pass-through businesses, and that activity more closely resembles labor than the idle rich,” concludes Zidar. “Our results suggest that educating the country’s next generation of innovators may be more important than tax incentives.”

You now know how the top .01% game the tax system.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-07/new-study-exposes-how-capitalists-twenty-first-century-game-us-tax-system
 

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'Jack of all trades' Netanyahu quits as foreign minister, retains 3 other posts

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tapped an ally to lead the foreign ministry after a petition to the High Court argued it was impossible for him to juggle posts of PM, health, defense and foreign minister at once.

With less than two months left before the Israeli general election, Netanyahu relinquished his duties as the country's foreign minister, which he assumed in 2015, after a petition filed by the Movement for Quality Government, a non-government organization, to the High Court questioned his ability to handle the responsibility arising from his numerous ministerial posts.

The petition was launched back in December, when Netanyahu, who has been serving as the Israeli Prime Minister since 2009, still held four ministerial portfolios in addition to being the head of state.

https://www.rt.com/news/451693-netanyahu-foreign-minister-resigns/
 

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Anonymous 02/17/19 (Sun) 19:20:04aa4f16 (8) No.5232824>>5232865 >>5232900 >>5233016 >>5233024 >>5233026 >>5233069 >>5233134

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Jussie Smollett case to go to grand jury as it's alleged Empire star 'REHEARSED hoax attack with two Nigerian brothers who he paid $3,500 to assault him with bleach and a noose'
Law enforcement sources familiar with the Jussie Smollett attack investigation told TMZ that a grand jury will hear the case next week
Chicago police have said Smollett may have orchestrated an assault on himself
Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, who are cooperating with investigators, reportedly told detectives that they did a practice run days before
Smollett furiously denied hoax claims saying 'nothing is further from the truth'
The actor issued a statement Saturday night through his lawyers, who now say one of the suspects was Smollett's personal trainer for a music video
'It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity', they say
Attorneys say Smollett 'has now been further victimized by claims'
Both men, Nigerian brothers, are friends of Smollett and said to be anti-Trump
The brothers were reportedly paid $3,500 and were promised additional $500
Smollett said last month that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack
Initial reports said two noose-wielding men yelled 'this is MAGA country'
Police say new evidence emerged in interrogations that requires investigation
However, Smollett is not officially considered a suspect, CPD said
He recently hired high-powered defense lawyer Michael Monico
A grand jury is slated to hear the Jussie Smollett case next week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation into the Empire actor's alleged hoax attack.

Chicago police insiders told TMZ that authorities are keeping a close eye on two Nigerian brothers, who were arrested and questioned about the attack before being released on Friday, to make sure that Smollett doesn't try to contact them.
Investigators have said they believe Smollett may have paid Empire extras Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo $3,500 to assault him in an orchestrated, rehearsed attack on January 29.
Sources say Smollett initially agreed to sign complaints against his assailants, but declined to do so once he heard that Abel and Ola were the men in custody because he knew them and felt bad for them.
Reports of a possible grand jury emerged hours after the Chicago Police Department said Smollett was not yet being considered an official suspect, despite insider claims to the contrary.

'We have some information that needs to be corroborated and verified with the Empire cast member before we can answer this question,' CPD said in a statement to TMZ.
'After new developments, we've reached out to his attorney and requested additional time to interview him.'
Smollett has furiously denied claims that he orchestrated the assault and said 'nothing could be further from the truth'.
Abel and Ola reportedly told detectives that the 2am attack was supposed to happen earlier and that they did a practice run beforehand, according to CBS Chicago.

( Jussies plane was delayed 5 hours that night, so that is why they said it was planned for earlier)

Sources said one of the brothers put a rope around Smollett's neck and poured bleach over him while the other wore a red hat and yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him.
The brothers, who reportedly had a relationship with Smollett and were extras on Empire, told authorities they had bought the items used in the attack at the actor's direction.
Smollett had told police that on January 29, two assailants tied a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him while yelling 'Empire f**t' and 'Empire n***' at him.

That narrative, however, is now under serious scrutiny by investigators, who reportedly have evidence that Smollett directed his 'attackers' to buy the rope used in the 'assault' at a local hardware store.

Documents prove two Nigerian brothers, who work as extras on the highly rated Fox drama, bought the rope which was found around Smollett’s neck at Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in Chicago.
Sources said that the brothers used Smollett's money when they made the purchase on the weekend of January 25.
They also bought two red plain hats that they wore during the alleged attack, according to sources close to the investigation.
Police believe that the red hats were purchased at a local beauty supply store in the Uptown section of Chicago.
We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,' Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said.
'We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6714489/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-allegedly-REHEARSED-hoax-attack-two-Nigerian-brothers.html
 

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Border Agent Destroys CNN Reporter With FACTS

 

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Anonymous 02/17/19 (Sun) 19:20:04aa4f16 (8) No.5232824>>5232865 >>5232900 >>5233016 >>5233024 >>5233026 >>5233069 >>5233134

File (hide): 98ff2e04b7fdfec⋯.png (568.44 KB, 841x835, 841:835, Jussie case goes to grand ….png) (h) (u)

Jussie Smollett case to go to grand jury as it's alleged Empire star 'REHEARSED hoax attack with two Nigerian brothers who he paid $3,500 to assault him with bleach and a noose'
Law enforcement sources familiar with the Jussie Smollett attack investigation told TMZ that a grand jury will hear the case next week
Chicago police have said Smollett may have orchestrated an assault on himself
Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo, who are cooperating with investigators, reportedly told detectives that they did a practice run days before
Smollett furiously denied hoax claims saying 'nothing is further from the truth'
The actor issued a statement Saturday night through his lawyers, who now say one of the suspects was Smollett's personal trainer for a music video
'It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie’s complicity', they say
Attorneys say Smollett 'has now been further victimized by claims'
Both men, Nigerian brothers, are friends of Smollett and said to be anti-Trump
The brothers were reportedly paid $3,500 and were promised additional $500
Smollett said last month that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack
Initial reports said two noose-wielding men yelled 'this is MAGA country'
Police say new evidence emerged in interrogations that requires investigation
However, Smollett is not officially considered a suspect, CPD said
He recently hired high-powered defense lawyer Michael Monico
A grand jury is slated to hear the Jussie Smollett case next week, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation into the Empire actor's alleged hoax attack.

Chicago police insiders told TMZ that authorities are keeping a close eye on two Nigerian brothers, who were arrested and questioned about the attack before being released on Friday, to make sure that Smollett doesn't try to contact them.
Investigators have said they believe Smollett may have paid Empire extras Abimbola 'Abel' and Olabinjo 'Ola' Osundairo $3,500 to assault him in an orchestrated, rehearsed attack on January 29.
Sources say Smollett initially agreed to sign complaints against his assailants, but declined to do so once he heard that Abel and Ola were the men in custody because he knew them and felt bad for them.
Reports of a possible grand jury emerged hours after the Chicago Police Department said Smollett was not yet being considered an official suspect, despite insider claims to the contrary.

'We have some information that needs to be corroborated and verified with the Empire cast member before we can answer this question,' CPD said in a statement to TMZ.
'After new developments, we've reached out to his attorney and requested additional time to interview him.'
Smollett has furiously denied claims that he orchestrated the assault and said 'nothing could be further from the truth'.
Abel and Ola reportedly told detectives that the 2am attack was supposed to happen earlier and that they did a practice run beforehand, according to CBS Chicago.

( Jussies plane was delayed 5 hours that night, so that is why they said it was planned for earlier)

Sources said one of the brothers put a rope around Smollett's neck and poured bleach over him while the other wore a red hat and yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him.
The brothers, who reportedly had a relationship with Smollett and were extras on Empire, told authorities they had bought the items used in the attack at the actor's direction.
Smollett had told police that on January 29, two assailants tied a rope around his neck and poured an unknown chemical substance on him while yelling 'Empire f**t' and 'Empire n***' at him.

That narrative, however, is now under serious scrutiny by investigators, who reportedly have evidence that Smollett directed his 'attackers' to buy the rope used in the 'assault' at a local hardware store.

Documents prove two Nigerian brothers, who work as extras on the highly rated Fox drama, bought the rope which was found around Smollett’s neck at Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in Chicago.
Sources said that the brothers used Smollett's money when they made the purchase on the weekend of January 25.
They also bought two red plain hats that they wore during the alleged attack, according to sources close to the investigation.
Police believe that the red hats were purchased at a local beauty supply store in the Uptown section of Chicago.
We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation,' Chicago Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said.
'We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6714489/Empire-star-Jussie-Smollett-allegedly-REHEARSED-hoax-attack-two-Nigerian-brothers.html
So, if this is all true why the fuck did the cops release them?
 

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Trump accuses Rosenstein, McCabe of pursuing ‘illegal and treasonous’ plot against presidency


President Trump on Monday accused Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of pursuing an “illegal and treasonous” plot against him, after McCabe detailed private DOJ discussions about secretly recording and potentially ousting the president.

The alleged discussions have been a subject of fierce debate – and conflicting accounts – for months. But McCabe revived the issue during promotional interviews for his forthcoming book, telling CBS News' "60 Minutes" that Rosenstein was “absolutely serious” when he suggested recording Trump in the
tumultuous days following James Comey's firing as FBI director.

Trump seethed on Twitter over the comments, calling McCabe a liar before lashing out at top DOJ and FBI officials, including ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for what he described as a “deranged” plan.

“He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught … There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!” he tweeted.

“Insurance policy” is a reference to texts between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page discussing such a policy, without elaborating – the text was widely suspected of referring to aspects of the Russia collusion probe.

While Trump fumed at McCabe, the former FBI deputy director claimed he "never actually considered taking [Rosenstein] up on the offer." He said he did discuss the matter with the FBI's then-general counsel, James A. Baker. Last fall, as reported by Fox News, Baker told lawmakers during a closed-door deposition that McCabe and Page came to Baker "contemporaneously" and told him details of the meeting where Rosenstein made the comments. Baker told congressional investigators he took the word of McCabe and Page "seriously."

McCabe told CBS News that "I think the general counsel had a heart attack" when he told him of Rosenstein's plan.

"And when he got up off the floor, he said, 'I, I, that's a bridge too far. We're not there yet,'" McCabe added. Days later, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the bureau's investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Rosenstein repeatedly has denied he "pursued or authorized recording the president" and also has denied McCabe's suggestion that the deputy attorney general had broached the idea of invoking the Constitution's 25th Amendment, which allows Cabinet members to seek the removal of a president if they conclude that he or she is mentally unfit. The Justice Department echoed both denials in a statement released last week, saying Rosenstein "was not in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment."

Yet McCabe said in the interview, "Rod raised the [25th Amendment] issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other Cabinet officials might support such an effort.” He added that he believed Rosenstein was "counting votes or possible votes" to remove Trump from office.

Fox News reported Sunday that Baker, in his testimony to Congress, provided even more details about the alleged 25th Amendment discussions – saying two Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he – this was what was related to me – that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” Baker testified.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-accuses-rosenstein-mccabe-of-pursuing-illegal-and-treasonous-plot-against-presidency
 

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Trump accuses Rosenstein, McCabe of pursuing ‘illegal and treasonous’ plot against presidency

President Trump on Monday accused Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of pursuing an “illegal and treasonous” plot against him, after McCabe detailed private DOJ discussions about secretly recording and potentially ousting the president.

The alleged discussions have been a subject of fierce debate – and conflicting accounts – for months. But McCabe revived the issue during promotional interviews for his forthcoming book, telling CBS News' "60 Minutes" that Rosenstein was “absolutely serious” when he suggested recording Trump in the
tumultuous days following James Comey's firing as FBI director.

Trump seethed on Twitter over the comments, calling McCabe a liar before lashing out at top DOJ and FBI officials, including ousted Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for what he described as a “deranged” plan.

“He and Rod Rosenstein, who was hired by Jeff Sessions (another beauty), look like they were planning a very illegal act, and got caught … There is a lot of explaining to do to the millions of people who had just elected a president who they really like and who has done a great job for them with the Military, Vets, Economy and so much more. This was the illegal and treasonous ‘insurance policy’ in full action!” he tweeted.

“Insurance policy” is a reference to texts between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page discussing such a policy, without elaborating – the text was widely suspected of referring to aspects of the Russia collusion probe.

While Trump fumed at McCabe, the former FBI deputy director claimed he "never actually considered taking [Rosenstein] up on the offer." He said he did discuss the matter with the FBI's then-general counsel, James A. Baker. Last fall, as reported by Fox News, Baker told lawmakers during a closed-door deposition that McCabe and Page came to Baker "contemporaneously" and told him details of the meeting where Rosenstein made the comments. Baker told congressional investigators he took the word of McCabe and Page "seriously."

McCabe told CBS News that "I think the general counsel had a heart attack" when he told him of Rosenstein's plan.

"And when he got up off the floor, he said, 'I, I, that's a bridge too far. We're not there yet,'" McCabe added. Days later, Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee the bureau's investigation into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Rosenstein repeatedly has denied he "pursued or authorized recording the president" and also has denied McCabe's suggestion that the deputy attorney general had broached the idea of invoking the Constitution's 25th Amendment, which allows Cabinet members to seek the removal of a president if they conclude that he or she is mentally unfit. The Justice Department echoed both denials in a statement released last week, saying Rosenstein "was not in a position to consider invoking the 25th Amendment."

Yet McCabe said in the interview, "Rod raised the [25th Amendment] issue and discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other Cabinet officials might support such an effort.” He added that he believed Rosenstein was "counting votes or possible votes" to remove Trump from office.

Fox News reported Sunday that Baker, in his testimony to Congress, provided even more details about the alleged 25th Amendment discussions – saying two Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

“I was being told by some combination of Andy McCabe and Lisa Page, that, in a conversation with the Deputy Attorney General, he had stated that he – this was what was related to me – that he had at least two members of the president’s Cabinet who were ready to support, I guess you would call it, an action under the 25th Amendment,” Baker testified.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-accuses-rosenstein-mccabe-of-pursuing-illegal-and-treasonous-plot-against-presidency
Conspiracy to commit treason.....what's holding up the arrests? No really....what's holding things up now?

Is it that fucking plan again???
 

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Twitter Censoring Conservatives is Worse Than it Appears

Big tech censoring conservatives have become a regular occurrence. Sometimes the victims are only temporarily banned, other times they are permanently banned and unable to return. Twitter seems to be the worst lately, always in the news for banning some prominent conservative. Many people shrug it off, claiming Twitter has become a hotbed of leftism, not worth their time.

But can it really be dismissed that lightly? Twitter offers something that Facebook and the other tech giants don’t quite have — an easy, free way to become famous and communicate with other famous people. Anyone can build up followers for free by following others who then follow you back. It is possible to accumulate hundreds of thousands of followers this way. Once well known, the odds increase that famous people will retweet you and interact with you. Twitter has made fame — and influence — easily available to the common man.

https://townhall.com/columnists/rachelalexander/2019/02/18/twitter-censoring-conservatives-is-worse-than-it-appears-n2541627
 

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JUST IN: Several states joining California lawsuit against Trump's emergency declaration

New Mexico
Oregon
Minnesota
New Jersey
Hawaii
Connecticut

Gee I wonder why….

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430454-several-states-to-join-california-lawsuit-against-trumps-national
 

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POTUS Tweets In The Hill

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/430446-trump-accuses-disgraced-mccabe-rosenstein-of-committing-illegal-and
 

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Amy Klobuchar shoots herself in the foot with comments on the Aurora shooting

Only a week after launching her presidential campaign decrying global warming during a snowstorm in Minneapolis, the woman who wants to claim the mantle of a "moderate" Democrat has beclowned herself with a nonsensical statement. Even worse, as a veteran prosecutor — county attorney (D.A.) in the most populous county in Minnesota, responsible for all criminal prosecution — she missed a point squarely within her area of purported professional competence.

The Hill posted a video to Twitter of her campaigning in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (friendly territory not too far from the Minnesota border), claiming that the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois shows that "It is time to put sensible gun control legislation in place."

Sen. Amy Klobuchar responds to Aurora, IL shooting: "It is time to put sensible gun legislation in place."

Sen. Klobuchar, who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is speaking to voters in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. pic.twitter.com/hMEvQjdCaj
— The Hill (@thehill) February 16, 2019


One problem: the shooter in Aurora was already prohibited by existing laws from having a firearm. The problem was that existing laws weren't enforced.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/02/amy_klobuchar_shoots_herself_in_the_foot_with_comments_on_the_aurora_shooting.html
 

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Assad: Erdogan Is A Muslim Brotherhood Fanatic, And A U.S Pawn

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “Muslim Brotherhood” fanatic and considers him “a small-time U.S. tool.”

The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a speech during his meeting with heads of local councils from all provinces on Monday, said that “Turkey’s President Erdogan , is a Muslim Brotherhood fanatic and a small-time U.S. tool.”

“Erdogan is trying to appear as a mover and shaker, he sometimes angers, sometimes revolts and threatens, and recently began to run out of patience, this is a big problem in fact.”

Turkey has been working to further its own strategic interests, delicately balancing between the U.S and Russian power bases. Its own role in the Syrian war has been nefarious, and has vacillated on any number of strategic positions, confusing analysts and experts around the world and across the political spectrum.

President Assad, however, is clear about Erdogan’s aim regarding the ‘safe zones’, even if Turkey’s role has otherwise been nuanced.

https://www.fort-russ.com/2019/02/assad-erdogan-is-a-muslim-brotherhood-fanatic-and-a-u-s-pawn/
 

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Rally outside ICE’s Atlanta office to protest President Trump’s state of emergency

Demonstrators plan to rally outside Atlanta’s office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as part of a national call to action on Monday at noon, to protest President Donald Trump’s state of emergency.

Trump declared a state of emergency Friday to help get the $8 billion in total funding he sought to build the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. That move came after the deal Congress struck earlier in the week to avoid another government shutdown called for only $1.375 billion, far less than the $5.7 billion he asked Congress for.

The Atlanta rally is organized by Georgia Alliance for Social Justice and partnering organizations: CAIR Georgia, Project South, GLAHR, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, J Street, Indivisible Georgia Coalition, ACLU of Georgia, Refuse Fascism Atl, Necessary Trouble Indivisible, The Immigration Education Project, Community Estrella, Racial Justice Action Center, Women Watch Afrika, Black Alliance for Just Immigration and Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists. Representatives from these groups will speak at the rally.
“We are convening a coalition of concerned organizations to protest this administration’s unjust and likely illegal emergency declaration,” Janel Green, executive director of Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, said in a news release. “We will protest Trump’s racist immigration policies and the entire concept of the alleged need for billions of dollars to build a wall. We presently have a dozen partners for this action that will center on the voices of our immigrant communities, and the necessity for Georgia’s elected officials in the U.S. Senate to stand up against the dangerous policies of this administration and reject this harmful action.”

The ICE office is located at 180 Ted Turner Drive SW in downtown Atlanta.

For more information on the event, visit https://actionnetwork.org/events/trump-is-a-national-emergency.

https://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/northside_sandy_springs/news/rally-outside-ice-s-atlanta-office-to-protest-president-trump/article_6bda2502-3388-11e9-b538-2fc64d2e99ad.html
 

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Liberals are literally crying in their soy because another of their hoaxes has bit the dust. This writer is wringing their hands not because Smollett lied, but because that lie was exposed. The left want so bad for all the atrocities they have accused conservatives to be true, when in fact it is they who are perpetrating the atrocities in order to manufacture what they want conservatives to be guilty of. Talk about twisted thinking. This person hired two blacks to attack him, a black man and gay to boot, and reported the attackers were white. How is that not racist? If it had been a white doing this same deed, heaven help us all.

Q is so right. By not reacting in violence to the violence done unto us serves to increase their violence and attacks and exposes their true colors and intentions to the world. It actually makes them crazier not to get a rise out of us. Just as POTUS stands and weathers the storm, so too must we. However, the crazy left shouldn’t get too comfortable with this arrangement. Our time will come and when it does it will be the right time, the right place, and justice will be swift and unmerciful.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/17/i-doubted-jussie-smollett-it-breaks-my-heart-that-i-might-be-right/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.783180e14c97
 

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Ebay Founder Pierre Omidyar is Funding a Global Media Information War

A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets would be disbursed. It was a striking event that signaled both the crisis of legitimacy faced by mainstream media and the desperate measures that are being proposed to answer it.

Jesse Brown, a Canadian journalist who participated in the meeting, complained that the first thing he noticed about it “was that one major public ‘stakeholder’ wasn’t represented: the public.” Inside what amounted to a smoke filled room that was off limits to most Canadian citizens, Ben Scott — a former Obama administration official who also served in Hillary Clinton’s State Department — presided over the discussions. Today, as the director of policy and advocacy for the Omidyar Network, Scott works for one of the most quietly influential billionaires in helping to shape the media landscape and define the craft of journalism itself.

His boss is Pierre Omidyar, the ebay founder best known for his sponsorship of The Intercept, a flashy progressive publication that possesses the classified documents exfiltrated by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Unlike rival Silicon Valley billionaires Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, and Eric Schmidt, Omidyar has mostly managed to keep his influential role in media below the radar. And while he directs his fortune into many of the same politically strategic NGOs and media outlets that George Soros does in hotspots around the globe, he has never been subjected to the public scrutiny and often ugly attacks that dog Soros. And yet Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN and liberal interventionist guru, has explicitly praised Omidyar as someone who is following in the footsteps of Soros

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/71118/ebay-founder-pierre-omidyar-is-funding-a-global-media-information.html
 

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Former CIA Officer Exposes Clinton Charity Fraud As Biggest Scandal In US History

Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says the reason for all the crime and treason at the FBI and DOJ all boils down to one thing – the Clinton's so-called “charity.”

Shipp explains, “Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate. She was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business."

"The shocking thing about that is all the former directors of the CIA that have come out to support her, from Clapper to Brennan to Morell to Robert Gates supporting her being elected, knew about this criminal syndicate. Comey was protecting it. Lynch was protecting it. Weissmann was protecting it. And that is the big why. What’s she got on these people? Are they financial ties? They had to be aware of this, especially the counter-intelligence units. We know it was hacked into by foreign intelligence services because it was just hanging out there. Hillary Clinton was running a secret server outside the Department of State for the purposes of laundering money through the criminal Clinton Foundation.”

Are the crimes and treason of the Clinton Foundation the anvil that is about to drop? Shipp says,

“It’s not just an anvil, I think it is a mountain and the nexus of everything. This “Clinton Global Initiative” (CGI) is worldwide, and it’s been out there for a couple of decades. It has now intertwined former Directors of the CIA and FBI. George Soros is a part of it. It’s connected to all kinds of global financial institutions…

It is at least a $100 billion…

All these people protecting and defending Hillary Clinton and knowing about her criminal syndicate, this goes into the so-called 'Deep State' of our government, and it is connected, involved and intertwined in the global criminal crime syndicate called the Clinton Foundation. This is probably going to be the biggest scandal in U.S. history–once it’s busted. I think they are quietly working on it now, and I think they have been for the last year. It is so huge the arrests and indictments could cause a Constitutional crisis with some people being removed. Maybe that’s why they are moving slowly. It all comes back down to the Clinton Foundation and the criminal syndicate.”

https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/71110/former-cia-officer-exposes-clinton-charity-fraud-as-biggest-scandal-in-us.html
 

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How One of America’s Premier Data Monarchs is Funding a Global Information War and Shaping the Media Landscape

Through his purchase of influence over the daily flow of information to American media consumers, a dizzying array of connections to the national security state, and a media empire that shields him from critical scrutiny, Pierre Omidyar has become one of the world’s most politically sophisticated data monarchs.

A select group of national news “stakeholders” gathered at an undisclosed location for what was described as a “semi-secret” workshop somewhere in Canada on January 26. The meeting had been convened to determine how and to whom a “news industry bailout” of $645 million in Canadian government subsidies to private and supposedly independent media outlets would be disbursed. It was a striking event that signaled both the crisis of legitimacy faced by mainstream media and the desperate measures that are being proposed to answer it.

Jesse Brown, a Canadian journalist who participated in the meeting, complained that the first thing he noticed about it “was that one major public ‘stakeholder’ wasn’t represented: the public.” Inside what amounted to a smoke filled room that was off limits to most Canadian citizens, Ben Scott — a former Obama administration official who also served in Hillary Clinton’s State Department — presided over the discussions. Today, as the director of policy and advocacy for the Omidyar Network, Scott works for one of the most quietly influential billionaires in helping to shape the media landscape and define the craft of journalism itself.

His boss is Pierre Omidyar, the ebay founder best known for his sponsorship of The Intercept, a flashy progressive publication that possesses the classified documents exfiltrated by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Unlike rival Silicon Valley billionaires Peter Thiel, Jeff Bezos, and Eric Schmidt, Omidyar has mostly managed to keep his influential role in media below the radar. And while he directs his fortune into many of the same politically strategic NGOs and media outlets that George Soros does in hotspots around the globe, he has never been subjected to the public scrutiny and often ugly attacks that dog Soros. And yet Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the UN and liberal interventionist guru, has explicitly praised Omidyar as someone who is following in the footsteps of Soros.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/ebay-founder-pierre-omidyar-is-funding-a-global-media-information-war/255199/
 

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Jussie Smollett case shows media villainizing Trump and his supporters, without proof — again

If the way the Jussie Smollett fiasco was handled by national media is any indication, due process is becoming a foreign concept in a profession in which one is increasingly considered guilty until proven innocent.
You've likely heard the story by now. African-American actor Smollett says he was attacked at 2 a.m. in sub-zero weather on a street in Chicago. The alleged attackers yelled "This is MAGA country!" while pouring bleach on Smollett and attempting to tie a rope around his neck.
This fantastic story deserved scrutiny from the start. Despite the obvious question of why anyone would attempt such a thing during a polar vortex, the story begs a few basic journalistic questions as well: Why didn't any of the ubiquitous cameras around Chicago capture any of this attack on video? Why couldn't anyone corroborate this story?
No matter. National media outlets ran with the desired narrative: Smollett was absolutely attacked by supporters of President Trump. Full stop.

But one very important word was missing from the screaming headlines and from the content itself: "Alleged."
Because, without that very keyword, the attack and its context is presented to the reader or viewer as undisputed reality. Given the questions around the story and complete lack of evidence, the story deserved to be characterized as alleged until a foundation of facts could be gathered.

From there, things got even more questionable when Smollett initially refused to hand his phone over to police. This was key, because Smollett said he immediately called his manager, Brandon Moore, right after the attack. For his part, Moore also would not allow his phone to be turned over.
Smollett eventually did supply the Chicago Police Department his phone records, but they for whatever reason were heavily redacted.

But the stories portraying Smollett as the victim and portraying Trump supporters as the racist villains went mostly unabated on the national level. That wasn't the case among most local news outlets in Chicago, which covered the story with the caution and scrutiny it deserved.
National politicians, including those running for president, also blew through the due process stop sign.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and 2020 presidential candidate, on Jan. 29: “The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching. I’m glad he’s safe."

Booker on Feb. 17: “Well, the information is still coming out, and I’m going to withhold until all the information comes out."

Another presidential hopeful, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), also pitched the story as a "modern-day lynching."

"Jussie Smollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery," Harris tweeted. "No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate," she added.
Harris has not commented on jumping to this conclusion since. And why would she when the questions aren't being asked?

The characters change but the story remains the same: If Trump or a Trump supporter is involved in an incident, guilt is assumed. Due process be damned.

https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/430468-jussie-smollett-case-shows-media-villainizing-trump-and-his-supporters
 

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Trump accuses Rosenstein, McCabe of pursuing ‘illegal and treasonous’ plot against presidency

President Trump on Monday accused Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe of pursuing an “illegal and treasonous” plot against him, after McCabe detailed private DOJ discussions about secretly recording and potentially ousting the president.
He's right. They tried to subvert and overthrow the will of the People.
....and still are trying.
 

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Texas border agents keep catching rapists, child molesters, and gang members, but Democrats don’t care


On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector of Texas apprehended a Guatemalan illegally crossing into the U.S. He had a prior conviction in New Jersey for sexually assaulting a child.

That same day, agents said they caught a Salvadoran who turned out to be a member of the violent MS-13 gang. The next day, they caught another Guatemalan who was also with MS-13.

These are the sweet angels whom Democrats have shown absolutely no interest in stopping from flooding into the U.S.

We know that by “border security,” they mean free healthcare and babysitting. We’re never, ever supposed to acknowledge the steady, unabated stream of rapists, gangs, and drug smugglers making their way into the country from Central America.

Otherwise, this wouldn’t be the first time you’re hearing about:

— the apprehension Tuesday of a Honduran man revealed to be a member of the 18th Street gang;

— the 1,300 total aliens apprehended that same day, the highest number taken into custody in a single day in the Rio Grande Valley sector;

— the apprehension last week of a Salvadoran man with a previous child rape conviction in Washington state;

— the apprehension last week of a Mexican man with a previous conviction in Georgia for child molestation;

— the apprehension last week of a Honduran man with a record in North Carolina showing a conviction for "Indecent Liberties with Child”;

— and the apprehension last week of another Honduran male with a Florida record that identified him as a member of the violent MS-13 gang.

Note that this was the catch in just one specific part of the 2,000-mile-long border against Mexico. There’s no way of knowing who slipped by unnoticed while up to a dozen agents were busy offering hospitality to a Guatemalan mother and her seven children, all of whom were immediately granted legal protection because they claimed asylum. That’s literally a scene I saw with my own eyes when I toured the Rio Grande Valley sector in January.

This is what’s pouring into the U.S. as Democrats in Congress refuse to take any meaningful step toward securing the border, which, as any border agent will tell you, requires more border walls.

President Trump just had to declare a national emergency in order to cobble up money to build more border barrier. Then Democrats will do what they always do, tie it up in court.

At what point are we allowed to conclude that they really don't care about border security?

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/texas-border-agents-keep-catching-rapists-child-molesters-and-gang-members-but-democrats-dont-care?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true
 

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At the Chilton Ranch in Arizona, thousands of illegals march into the United States uninterrupted because there is no border wall, nor a border patrol, to stop them.

This is video a Texas rancher took of organized, uniformed in camouflage troops of men coming over his property from Mexico. They looked like trained military and have AK 47s. They appear to be smuggling large amounts of drugs. Possibly working for the Cartel. From late 2018.
 

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The Green New Deal blueprint introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded professional progressive groups and known leftist agitators.

The Green New Deal was crafted by Ocasio-Cortez along with three groups — the Sunrise Movement, Justice Democrats and a group calling itself New Consensus.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/whos-behind-the-green-new-deal-big-money-backs-ocasio-cortez-socialist-dream-project/
 

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It’s time for a NATIONAL EMERGENCY conversation about fake news media constantly spreading “hate crime” hoaxes like the phony Jussie Smollett “lynching”

How many more completely made-up tales about Trump supporters harassing, assaulting, and lynching Native American activists, Leftist female professors, and gay black actors is it going to take before American patriots finally declare a national emergency conversation about the relentless spread of fake news, and how it’s only furthering the wedge of division in our nation?

The latest fake news hoax perpetrated by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett proves, once again, that the “resistance” is willing to say or do pretty much anything to trash Trump supporters and stir the pot of anti-white racism. Even though many gays, blacks, and women support President Donald Trump, the fake news media continues to hammer the idea that Trump supporters are just pointy hat-wearing members of the Ku Klux Klan – and, sadly, many brainless Leftists believe such drivel, even after it’s been proven false again and again.

In the case of the Jussie Smollett hoax, CNN and many other fake news outlets ran with the ridiculous narrative that Smollett was attacked and “lynched” by white, MAGA hat-wearing racists in the streets of deep-blue Chicago, who shouted at him that “this is MAGA country.” With no evidence whatsoever to back his story, which contained many contradictory details, Smollett was quickly painted as a victim of “racism,” as the mainstream media declared him to be some kind of hero.

“Is it too much to ask CNN to bring an ounce of critical evidence to claims – especially on highly socially divisive topics such as a heinous hate crime – instead of closing their eyes and parroting whatever is the story line du jour merely because of politically convenient narratives?” commented Zero Hedge in an article about the hoax.

“How many embarrassing retractions, walk-backs, corrections, and deleted articles will it take?”

For more stories about the endless stream of anti-Trump fake news coming from the mainstream media, be sure to check out Faked.news and Corruption.news.

Conservative personality Mark Dice shares hilarious video montage of fake news outlets parroting Jussie Smollett hoax

As is now abundantly clear, Smollett was not randomly attacked by white, MAGA hat-wearing racists, but rather by two black Nigerians that he appears to have hired as part of the staged hoax. But the mainstream media is nowhere to be found in correcting the record – and is actually doubling down, in many cases, on this utterly ridiculous fake news story.

http://patriotrising.com/its-time-for-a-national-emergency-conversation-about-fake-news-media-constantly-spreading-hate-crime-hoaxes-like-the-phony-jussie-smollett-lynching/
 

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ICE Issues New Guidance on Petitions for Child Brides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced new rules Friday to scrutinize petitions to bring in underage spouses to the U.S., after data showed thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides had been approved.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it was updating guidance to adjudicators that stresses marriages involving minors warrant special attention. They must ensure the marriage was lawful where it was celebrated, and is legal in the state where they will live, and that it is bona fide and the minor consented freely to it.

The Associated Press last month obtained data showing there were more than 5,000 cases of adults petitioning on behalf of minors and nearly 3,000 examples of minors seeking to bring in older spouses or fiancées.

The approval of the petitions is the first of a two-step visa process, and USCIS had already said it has taken steps to better flag and vet the petitions.

They are legal. The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements for the person making the request or for that person’s spouse or fiancée. By contrast, to bring in a parent from overseas, a petitioner has to be at least 21 years old.

And in weighing petitions, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the marriage is legal in the spouse or fiancée’s home country and then whether the marriage would be legal in the state where the petitioner lives.

Marriage between adults and minors is not uncommon in the U.S., and most states allow children to marry with some restrictions.

But the data raise questions about whether the immigration system may be enabling forced marriage and about how U.S. laws may be compounding the problem despite efforts to limit child and forced marriage.

The USCIS changes will not stop child marriage — age limits must be set by Congress, and states — but officials hope it will help detect instances where a spouse is in the marriage against her will.

“USCIS is taking action to the maximum extent permitted under current immigration law to highlight special considerations in the adjudication of marriage-based immigrant petitions involving a minor,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “While these are steps in the right direction, ultimately it is up to Congress to bring more certainty and legal clarity to this process for both petitioners and USCIS officers.”

There is a two-step process for obtaining U.S. immigration visas and green cards. Petitions are first considered by USCIS. If granted, they must be approved by the State Department. Overall, there were 3.5 million petitions received from budget years 2007 through 2017.

Over that period, there were 5,556 approvals for those seeking to bring minor spouses or fiancées, and 2,926 approvals by minors seeking to bring in older spouses, according to the data. Additionally, there were 204 for minors by minors. Petitions can be filed by U.S. citizens or permanent residents. In nearly all the cases, the girls were the younger person in relationship.

Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson said he was pleased to see the guidance.

“Despite this improvement, Congress still needs to act to close this loophole — I look forward to continue working with my colleagues on legislation to do just that,” the Wisconsin Republican said.

https://www.courthousenews.com/ice-issues-new-guidance-on-petitions-for-child-brides/
 

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It’s time for a NATIONAL EMERGENCY conversation about fake news media constantly spreading “hate crime” hoaxes like the phony Jussie Smollett “lynching”

How many more completely made-up tales about Trump supporters harassing, assaulting, and lynching Native American activists, Leftist female professors, and gay black actors is it going to take before American patriots finally declare a national emergency conversation about the relentless spread of fake news, and how it’s only furthering the wedge of division in our nation?

The latest fake news hoax perpetrated by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett proves, once again, that the “resistance” is willing to say or do pretty much anything to trash Trump supporters and stir the pot of anti-white racism. Even though many gays, blacks, and women support President Donald Trump, the fake news media continues to hammer the idea that Trump supporters are just pointy hat-wearing members of the Ku Klux Klan – and, sadly, many brainless Leftists believe such drivel, even after it’s been proven false again and again.

In the case of the Jussie Smollett hoax, CNN and many other fake news outlets ran with the ridiculous narrative that Smollett was attacked and “lynched” by white, MAGA hat-wearing racists in the streets of deep-blue Chicago, who shouted at him that “this is MAGA country.” With no evidence whatsoever to back his story, which contained many contradictory details, Smollett was quickly painted as a victim of “racism,” as the mainstream media declared him to be some kind of hero.

“Is it too much to ask CNN to bring an ounce of critical evidence to claims – especially on highly socially divisive topics such as a heinous hate crime – instead of closing their eyes and parroting whatever is the story line du jour merely because of politically convenient narratives?” commented Zero Hedge in an article about the hoax.

“How many embarrassing retractions, walk-backs, corrections, and deleted articles will it take?”

For more stories about the endless stream of anti-Trump fake news coming from the mainstream media, be sure to check out Faked.news and Corruption.news.

Conservative personality Mark Dice shares hilarious video montage of fake news outlets parroting Jussie Smollett hoax

As is now abundantly clear, Smollett was not randomly attacked by white, MAGA hat-wearing racists, but rather by two black Nigerians that he appears to have hired as part of the staged hoax. But the mainstream media is nowhere to be found in correcting the record – and is actually doubling down, in many cases, on this utterly ridiculous fake news story.

http://patriotrising.com/its-time-for-a-national-emergency-conversation-about-fake-news-media-constantly-spreading-hate-crime-hoaxes-like-the-phony-jussie-smollett-lynching/
More talk, no action.
 

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U.S. Taxpayers Fund Border Walls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Lebanon

American taxpayers are continuing to fund border security measures and border walls in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Lebanon with President Trump’s signing of a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spending bill.

While the United States-Mexico border received only $1.3 billion for construction of a border wall at the overwhelmed southern border with soaring illegal immigration, foreign countries are getting help from American taxpayers to secure their borders.

The Republican-Democrat spending bill signed by Trump last week provides Pakistan with at least $15 million in U.S. taxpayer money for “border security programs” as well as funding for “cross border stabilization” between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

in total, the spending bill provides about $6 billion in American taxpayer money to finance foreign militaries, some of which can be used by Lebanon to “strengthen border security and combat terrorism.”


The spending bill provides about $112.5 million in U.S. taxpayer money for economic support for Egypt, including $10 million for scholarships for Egyptian students. Egypt’s military receives about $1.3 billion in the spending bill, some of which can be for border security programs.

https://chimpplanet.blogspot.com/2019/02/us-taxpayers-fund-border-walls-in.html
 

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Breaking Walls going up

San Diego Secondary Border Wall Construction Has Begun -

https://breaking911.com/san-diego-secondary-border-wall-construction-has-begun/
 

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Says the guy who wont take 30 seconds to sign a petition.
That doesn't make me a bad person, does it.....

"It’s time for a NATIONAL EMERGENCY conversation"

Do you really think another conversation with the leftists will produce anything positive?
 

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Breaking Walls going up

San Diego Secondary Border Wall Construction Has Begun -

https://breaking911.com/san-diego-secondary-border-wall-construction-has-begun/
I hope they don't forget the observation towers every 200 feet complete with twin 50 cal machine guns!