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  • Donald Trump: ‘All Credibility Is Gone’ in Russia Investigation

    08/15/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump questioned the validity of the ongoing Russia investigation on Wednesday after some of the agents who began the process were fired. “The Rigged Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on as the ‘originators and founders’ of this scam continue to be fired and demoted for their corrupt and illegal activity,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All credibility is gone from this terrible Hoax, and much more will be lost as it proceeds.” Trump cited former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker, who said that the firing of agent Peter Strzok was a “step in the right direction.” “The action...
  • Brennan, the Spooks, and Russian Collusion

    08/15/2018 11:55:59 AM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2018 | Ishmael Jones
    The FBI is being held accountable for its role in spy operations against the Trump campaign. John Brennan’s CIA should be held accountable as well. An editorial by Holman Jenkins in the Wall Street Journal on June 29, 2018 recommends an investigation of the CIA’s involvement in the 2016 election, and I agree. The WSJ’s Kimberley Strassel has commented on CIA involvement as well, as did Rudy Giuliani on August 13th. If press reports are accurate, American spy operations targeted the Trump campaign by luring Trump associates such as George Papadopoulos to meetings in Britain. There are two key factors...
  • Hillary Clinton backs kid who knelt during Pledge of Allegiance: 'Keep up the good work' [BARF]

    08/15/2018 11:49:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Hillary Clinton offered another endorsement on Wednesday -- to an 11-year-old student who made headlines for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Clinton tweeted in response to a NowThis report on Mariana Taylor, a Maryland sixth-grader who refused to stand for her classroom’s recitation of the pledge, instead adopting the form of protest used by NFL players. “It takes courage to exercise your right to protest injustice, especially when you’re 11! Keep up the good work Mariana,” Clinton tweeted.
  • This Cake Baker Won At The Supreme Court. Now The State Is Trying To Get Revenge

    08/15/2018 11:45:47 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Bre Payton
    Colorado is trying to compel the same baker who just won a Supreme Court case into baking a second cake that violates his religious beliefs. Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Jack Phillips, who won a Supreme Court case in June, is once again being harangued by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for refusing to bake a cake with a pro-LGBTQ message. Alliance Defending Freedom filed a federal lawsuit late Tuesday night against the commission on his behalf, over the state’s second attempt to compel him to bake a cake with a message that violates his religious beliefs. Two months ago, the Supreme Court...
  • How Bruce Ohr Could Implicate High-Ranking Obama Officials In Spygate

    08/15/2018 11:19:42 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 15, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    Reporting on Bruce Ohr suggests DOJ and FBI employees operated outside the chain of command and concealed evidence from congressional oversight committees. Investigative reporter John Solomon broke news last week of texts and emails between former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and Trump dossier author Christopher Steele regarding the Russia investigation, and revealed the content of notes Ohr took during a December meeting with Steele’s boss at Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson. Solomon’s reporting confirmed the FBI used Ohr to continue gathering information from Steele, even after the former British spy was terminated as a source by the bureau because...
  • Is South Africa's land reform an election gimmick?

    08/15/2018 11:00:30 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | 08/11/18 | Milton Nkosi
    Another person who gave testimony said: "We are going to take the land, even if it means we're going back to the dark ages. This country must be African. We are African." A man wearing a T-shirt of the right-wing Freedom Front Plus party said that his Afrikaner people had been farming in the Western Cape for the past 300 years. "When my forefathers came, they found no-one but the Khoi and the San. My people got what they have in this country not by theft, not by genocide, but by fair means." Some land owners threatened war to defend...
  • JAILBREAK LEGISLATION IS BACK AND WORSE THAN EVER

    08/15/2018 10:06:41 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Powerline ^ | August 15,2018 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    But now, congressional Republicans seem ready to do what congressional Republicans often do best — capitulate to the left. The bill would substantially reduce prison time on the front end by slashing mandatory minimum sentences for serious federal drug trafficking crimes. It would also substantially reduce prison time on the back end by awarding significant time credits without providing incentives for any new changes in behavior. What would this mean in practice? It would mean that drug felons sentenced to what currently is a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence (reserved for repeat offenders trafficking in the largest amounts) could be back...
  • A Haunting in Ferguson(lil' mikey brown)

    08/15/2018 7:28:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/15/2018 | Tim Birdnow
    Four years ago, the trendy city of Ferguson, Mo. -- an up-and-coming gentrifying community in north St. Louis county -- went up in flames after a very large black man assaulted a police officer, grabbed for his gun, and was shot to death. George Soros-linked groups spent $33 million dollars shipping rioters into the community to loot and pillage. A grand jury was convened to assess whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged with a crime in the killing, and this after a DoJ investigation found no substantial evidence to charge Wilson. The grand jury announced they were not going...
  • FLASHBACK: That Time Omarosa Was Fired from the Clinton White House

    08/15/2018 6:56:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | August 13, 2018
    FLASHBACK: That Time Omarosa Was Fired from the Clinton White House Omarosa Manigault Newman is no stranger to failing in The White House. She became well known by television viewers of NBC’s hit show “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump. Now, after being let go for personal issues, she’s using that closeness to President Trump to make millions by calling her former boss a racist and a liar. She made the situation worse by illegally recording herself insecure parts of the White House. (RELATED: Omarosa Could be in Legal Trouble Over Secret White House Recordings). But this isn’t Omarosa’s first series...
  • Arizona father accused of killing man who tried to enter teen daughter's restroom stall

    08/15/2018 6:45:47 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 87 replies
    ABC13 ^ | 08/15/18
    A Phoenix father is charged with murder for allegedly killing a man who was trying to get into his daughter's bathroom stall. Melvin Harris' fiancée, Diana Jackson, says he and his 16-year-old daughter stopped at a convenience store so she could use the restroom. Harris said a man, later identified as Leon Armstrong, tried to get inside the stall with the teen. They alerted store management and security. But Jackson believes Harris felt not enough was done about it. Harris told the security guard to 'take care of the situation, or he would do it himself.' As they were driving...
  • The FBI Says There's Going to be a Huge Bank Heist in the Coming Days

    08/15/2018 6:09:00 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 14 Aug 2018 | allie Detrick
    The FBI just warned banks that their customers’ accounts could be targeted by a worldwide ATM hacking scheme. The attack, known as an “ATM cash-out” or “unlimited operation,” is expected in the coming days, and will likely take place on a weekend or after banks have closed, according to information obtained by the FBI. Hackers will steal data by gaining access to bank systems or payment card processors. They’ll then alter bank data relating to fraud controls, maximum withdrawal limits, and even the amount of money in each account. Then, using the stolen information, they could withdraw large sums of...
  • Shocking photo shows Genoa bridge 'crumbling'..amid fears it was built with MAFIA [tr]

    08/15/2018 5:53:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sara Malm, Chris Pleasance, and Nic White
    A photograph taken of the bridge in Genoa, Italy, which collapsed yesterday, killing at least 39 people shows the dilapidated state of the overpass just weeks before the tragedy. The photo, allegedly taken not long before yesterday's accident, appears to show cables hanging from the sides of the Morandi bridge. Questions are now being raised as to whether or not the Italian Mafia may have been involved during the bridge's construction more than 50 years ago.
  • At least 5 shot inside Philadelphia-area Walmart, suspect in custody, investigators say

    08/15/2018 5:27:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A shooting at a Walmart north of Philadelphia wounded at least five people including a customer Tuesday evening before the shooter apparently escaped from the store -- and crashed a getaway car into a police SUV, reports said. Police took the 30-year-old suspect, who has not been named publicly, into custody after workers at the Walmart in Cheltenham Township identified him, Fox 29 News Philadelphia reported. A woman was also reportedly apprehended. The incident initially erupted as a disagreement at the register, during which a man took a firearm from a woman and opened fire, police told the outlet. A...
  • People: "Omarosa’s Long History of Being Fired" (flashback to 2004 and her Clinton-Gore WH jobs)

    08/15/2018 5:17:09 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    People ^ | April 08, 2004 01:00 PM | PEOPLE STAFF
    Donald Trump wasn’t the first person to fire Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, the combative “Apprentice” contestant who makes a heralded return to the NBC reality show on Thursday, the next-to-last episode of the ratings hit. According to the new issue of PEOPLE, the former political appointee — who spoke glowingly of her White House days — was banished from four jobs in two years with the Clinton administration. At her last one, “she was asked to leave as quickly as possible, she was so disruptive,” says Cheryl Shavers, the former Under Secretary for Technology at the Commerce Department, where Omarosa worked several...
  • Thirty men charged with sexually abusing girls in West Yorkshire

    08/15/2018 4:48:51 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/15/18 | Helen Pidd
    Thirty men have been charged with raping and trafficking five girls in West Yorkshire. The allegations against the defendants are non-recent sexual offences dating back to between 2005 and 2012. They relate to five women who say they were abused as children in the Huddersfield area between the ages of 12 and 18. One woman, 38-year-old Fehreen Rafiq from Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.
  • Maxine's Birthday Wish: Waters Says She Wants Trump 'Removed From Office'

    08/15/2018 2:27:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/18
    California Rep. Maxine Waters turns 80 years old on Wednesday, and told a cable news host she wants President Trump removed from office for her birthday. An MSNBC host wished Waters a "happy birthday" and the Democrat responded by saying that she wanted Trump to go. "My biggest birthday wish would be that we're able to get a leader of this country who represents us -- who has the respect of all of our allies," Waters said.
  • Next steps in West Virginia Supreme Court impeachments

    08/14/2018 9:09:33 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 11 replies
    WTRF.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Staff
    With three West Virginia Supreme Court Justices headed to a Senate impeachment trial, 7News spoke to West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld about what's next. Senator Weld (R-Brooke) said he, the Senate Judiciary Chairman, Senate President and staff attorneys from both sides have been spending time over the last few weeks putting together rules for the trial.
  • 'Most hypocritical institution': Duterte blasts Church anew

    08/14/2018 7:47:14 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | 08/15/2018 | Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News
    President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday lashed out against the Catholic Church again, breaking his promise of not making anti-Church statements. In a speech in Malacañang, Duterte explained his own concept of what God is, as opposed to the belief of Catholics. “It’s only one God, God the Father. He’s not even the father. He's God, period,” he said. The President then asked if there was a bishop in the audience, before threatening to “kick his ass.” “Is there any bishop here? I want to kick your ass, and the priest,” Duterte asked, eliciting laughter from the audience composed of businessmen...
  • Nebraska becomes the first state to use fentanyl in an execution

    08/14/2018 5:37:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/18 | Mark Berman
    Authorities in Nebraska on Tuesday morning used the powerful opioid fentanyl to carry out a death sentence, an unprecedented move that came as the state — which just three years ago briefly abolished capital punishment — completed a remarkable reversal and resumed executions for the first time in nearly a generation. Nebraska experienced a series of firsts Tuesday morning: the state’s first execution in 21 years, its first lethal injection and the country’s first death sentence carried out with fentanyl, which has helped drive the opioid epidemic. The execution was even more unusual considering the state’s very recent history, which...
  • Hackensack submarine USS Ling apparently flooded intentionally, memorial plaques stolen

    Vandals climbed aboard the USS Ling, a World War II-era submarine, and set to work.