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  • She accused a Texas state trooper of sexual assault. Then her lawyer apologized

    05/23/2018 3:00:55 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 5/23/18 | By Stephen English
    n allegation that a white Texas state trooper sexually assaulted a black woman last weekend in Waxahachie went viral on social media. But after the Department of Public Safety published the full body-cam video of the incident, Sherita Dixon-Cole's attorney, Lee Merritt, apologized online and said that the trooper in question had been "falsely accused."
  • 5 Big Questions the FBI Hasn’t Answered on Its Conduct During the 2016 Campaign

    05/23/2018 2:52:15 PM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    At least 19 House Republicans are sponsoring a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the conduct of the Justice Department and FBI during the 2016 election campaign. For a year now, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have investigated Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The resolution calls for a second special counsel to look at how the Justice Department handled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, how the Russia investigation regarding President Donald Trump began, and potential abuse of the...
  • Jeff Flake: Trump has 'debased' the presidency

    05/23/2018 2:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) took aim at President Trump on Wednesday, saying the president has "debased" the office with his "bottomless appetite for destruction and degradation." “Our presidency has been debased by a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division, and only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works" Flake said in a commencement address to Harvard Law School graduates, according to prewritten remarks. “Our Article I branch of government, the Congress (that's me), is utterly supine in the face of the moral vandalism that flows from the White House daily,” Flake continued. The Republican...
  • Video Shows Suspects In Man’s Robbery, Murder In Lauderhill [Illegal Aliens? MEDIA SILENT!]

    05/23/2018 2:41:44 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    See BS "News" Miami ^ | 5/23/18 | Joan Murray
    It has been nearly four months since her husband’s mysterious murder, but a grieving widow is working with Lauderhill Police to bring his killers to justice. “I made this trip here today because I wanted the opportunity to plea....
  • When Carter Page Met Stefan Halper

    05/23/2018 2:35:23 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 22 May 2018 | The Editorial Board
    ...Some questions follow: Who asked Mr. Halper to keep tabs on the Trump officials, and when and why? The answers go to the credibility of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s claim that it didn’t open an official counterintelligence probe into Trump-Russia collusion until July 31, 2016.... One mystery concerns Mr. Halper’s interaction with Trump aide Carter Page. The New York Times reported on Friday that Mr. Halper’s contact with Trump officials happened only after the July 31 launch of the probe. The story notes that Mr. Halper reached out to campaign adviser George Papadopoulos “late that summer” and then to...
  • ICE director supports Trump's 'animals' remark: 'MS-13 kills for sport'

    05/23/2018 2:21:18 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/18 | Aris Folley
    Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan on Wednesday backed up President Trump’s “animals” characterization of the MS-13 gang, calling Trump's controversial description “kind.” During the president’s roundtable discussion in New York addressing immigration loopholes, Homan praised Trump for his positions on border security and weighed in on the criticism Trump received last week. “I know you’ve been taking a hit on your comments about animals and MS-13, but I think you’re being kind. Animals kill for survival, MS-13 kills for sport,” Homan, who has been overseeing the deportation crackdown under the Trump administration, told the president.
  • Dancing surgeon accused of leaving patient brain-damaged

    05/23/2018 1:49:06 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 68 replies
    the sun (uk) ^ | May 23, 2018 | Guy Birchall
    A plastic surgeon who filmed herself singing and dancing around the operating table as she performed procedures was accused of leaving a patient with “catastrophic” brain damage. Dr. Windell Davis Boutte uploaded over 20 clips of herself prancing around next to patients while singing along to hip-hop tunes. She even sliced someone open for the camera as “Cut It” by O.T. Genasis blared out in the background. Icilma Cornelius suffered heart failure after being pushed into having a pre-wedding tummy tuck at Boutte’s clinic in Lilburn, Georgia, in February 2016, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The 55-year-old’s heart stopped eight hours...
  • 452 Caravan Migrants Broke Into U.S

    05/23/2018 1:46:14 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 31 replies
    one America News ^ | May 23, 2018 | ONA News
    The lion’s share of so-called ‘caravan migrants’ are said to have broken into the U.S. Homeland Security officials say up to 450 illegal aliens from the group have arrived in the U.S. Officials say at least 200 intruders will be released under the ‘catch-and-release’ program. Some 1,500 migrants traveled with the caravan from Central America through Mexico. 330 of them are said to have entered the U.S. through border checkpoints, while 122 illegals jumped the border. Officials said they can only press charges against several dozen of the illegals due to weak immigration laws. “Entering this country illegally is a...
  • The mess Rod Rosenstein made

    05/23/2018 1:32:02 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Steven G. Calabresi
    snip I’ve explained in previous writings why Robert Mueller’s appointment is unconstitutional under Chief Justice Rehnquist’s majority opinion in Morrison v. Olson. The basic problem is that Mueller is more powerful and famous than are any of the 96 U.S. attorneys, but unlike them he was never nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. In this investigation, Mueller is not acting like an assistant U.S. attorney who is an inferior officer. He is instead acting like a U.S. attorney, who is a principal officer and who must be nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. The...
  • Commentary: The Media’s Defense Of Obama Administration Spying Defies Logic

    05/23/2018 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 23, 2018 | by David Harsanyi
    It doesn’t matter what you think about Donald Trump — revelations that a major party’s administration was spying on another one deserve a seriousness that’s lacking in major media coverage. A recent piece by CNN’s Chris Cillizza encapsulates many of the absurd talking points adopted by an extraordinarily incurious media. And when I say incurious, I mean they’ve taken to actively dismissing evidence regarding a story that would be a huge deal in any other era. The persistent claim that Trump is abusing power for engaging in actions that are well within his purview is especially galling coming from people...
  • Trump claims 'you'll see it' when asked for proof of alleged 'spying' scandal

    05/23/2018 12:44:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | May 23, 2018 | By JUSTIN FISHEL, KENDALL KARSON MARIAM KHAN
    ... In recent days the president, in tandem with his allies in conservative media, has launched a full frontal attack on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. But the president has provided no evidence to support his allegations. This latest unproven claim of a spy scandal now joins of list of other bold allegations by the president that so far have not proven true, including his claim that President Barack Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped, that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, and that President Obama was...
  • Woman who shot Wichita abortion doctor, bombed clinics in 1990s released from prison

    05/23/2018 12:30:29 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 05/22/18 | Judy L. Thomas
    The Oregon woman who shot and wounded a Wichita abortion doctor 25 years ago and firebombed several clinics in three states has been released from federal prison, causing concern among clinic operators who worry her release could spark a new wave of attacks. Rachelle "Shelley" Shannon, whose actions triggered a federal investigation into the possible existence of a nationwide conspiracy of anti-abortion terrorists intent on shutting down abortion clinics, left the Waseca Federal Correctional Facility in Minnesota on Monday and was being transported by bus to Portland, where she will be staying in a halfway house, according to her...
  • How the Clinton-Emails Investigation Intertwined with the Russia Probe

    05/23/2018 11:57:35 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 23 May 2018 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    snip If the thousands of text messages between Ms. Page and Agent Strzok are clear on anything, they are clear on the thinking of the bureau’s top brass. In its Trump antipathy, the media-Democrat complex has admonished us to ignore the Strzok-Page texts.... That’s the wrong way to look at it. Regardless of their politics (which, the texts show, are not as left-wing as some conservative-media hyperbole claims), these FBI officials are a window into how the Obama administration regarded the two investigations in which Strzok and Page were central players: Mid Year Exam and Trump-Russia — the latter eventually...
  • FBI repeatedly overstated encryption threat figures to Congress, public

    05/23/2018 11:52:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22 at 7:11 PM | Devlin Barrett
    The FBI has repeatedly provided grossly inflated statistics to Congress and the public about the extent of problems posed by encrypted cellphones, claiming investigators were locked out of nearly 7,800 devices connected to crimes last year when the correct number was much smaller, probably between 1,000 and 2,000, The Washington Post has learned. Over a period of seven months, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray cited the inflated figure as the most compelling evidence for the need to address what the FBI calls “Going Dark” — the spread of encrypted software that can block investigators’ access to digital data even with...
  • Trump lawyer 'paid by Ukraine' to arrange White House talks

    05/23/2018 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 23 May 2018 | Paul Wood
    Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) to fix talks between the Ukrainian president and President Trump, according to sources in Kiev close to those involved. The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine's leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Mr Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law. Mr Cohen denies the allegation. The meeting at the White House was last June. Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country's anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort....
  • Howie Carr: FBI ‘protection’ of Trump in 2016 is a laugh

    05/23/2018 11:33:06 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-23-18 | Howie Carr
    Talk about ungrateful — for some reason President Trump doesn’t appreciate how the FBI tried to help him out in 2016 by inserting a spy, I mean informant, into his campaign. As the Washington Post headline explained this charitable deed: “The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him.” Of course they did. The crooked G-men are there to protect you, Mr. President. I should know, because they’ve been “protecting” me, off and on, since 1975. And they’re such good people — the feds prefer to remain anonymous. They want no credit for...
  • Bodycam video reveals woman lied about being raped by cop who pulled her over for DUI [tr]

    05/23/2018 11:26:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    A woman in Texas made a startling claim earlier this week accusing a state trooper of raping her during a DWI arrest, but a newly released body camera footage has exposed her claims as lies and prompted her high-profile lawyer to issue a public apology. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement on Tuesday that just after 1.30am on Sunday, Texas highway Patrol Trooper Daniel Hubbard saw a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu traveling south on Interstate 35 in Ellis County and pulled the vehicle over for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, Hubbard arrested the driver, identified...
  • James Clapper’s new book – let that sink in – makes claims against Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

    05/23/2018 11:10:20 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/23/2018 | Julia Cohen
    James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence for former President Obama, claims in his new book Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign a statement condemning foreign interference in elections. In his book, “Facts and Fears, Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence,” Clapper claims the two Republican leaders did not want to sign anything that would hurt their party’s nominee. Clapper was “disappointed, but not surprised,” he also wrote. Ryan and McConell have not responded to the claims. During his appearance on “The View,” Clapper insisted the FBI was not spying on President Donald...
  • ‘Obama White House is Running This’ Between FBI Prompts Grassley to Seek Unredacted Messages

    05/23/2018 11:02:26 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 23, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: ‘Obama White House is Running This’ Exchange Between FBI Lovebirds Prompts Grassley to Seek Unredacted Strzok-Page Text Messages On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to the DOJ seeking the removal of remaining redactions on Strzok-Page text messages. Grassley gave the Justice Department until June 6th to hand over the requested documents to the Committee.
  • Porno lawyer Michael Avenatti slapped with $10-million fine for running out on his tab

    05/23/2018 10:38:41 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    Michael Avenatti, the revolting left-wing lawyer who has been the darling of cable news with more than 100 appearances, garnering $175 million's worth of free publicity, got slapped with a $10-million fine from some judge fed up with his failure to pay his bills. Avenatti, whose stated mission is some grandiose quest to expose the supposed awfulness of President Trump, promised and promised to make payments to the IRS and fellow lawyers in his other business dealings – and then ran out on his tab. Had enough? The Los Angeles Times has an excellent rundown about this guy: A law...