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  • With Indictments of Russians, the Groundwork Is in Place to Criminally Charge Hillary

    02/21/2018 6:08:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2/20/18 | Erin Coates
    **SNIP** The first one is that they knew Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russia-Trump dossier, was a foreign citizen. According to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference on the indictments, the Russians “used stolen or fictitious American identities, fraudulent bank accounts and false identification documents” to hide their activities. The next potentially criminating thing is that the Clinton campaign “knew, and paid, Steele to influence an election.”
  • What is the FBI hiding in its war to protect Comey?

    02/21/2018 5:42:43 PM PST · by upchuck · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 21, 2018 | TOM FITTON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As the James Comey saga continues to unfold, the James Comey legend continues to unravel. The more we learn about his involvement in the deep state’s illicit targeting of President Trump, the more reason the American people have to question both his motives and his management as director of the FBI, the now-disgraced agency he headed before Trump fired him on May 9, 2017. Comey has left a trail of suspicious activities in his wake. Comey now looms large over a burgeoning constitutional crisis that could soon overshadow Watergate at its worst. To deepen the crisis even further, it now...
  • Peter Hitchens-News is what somebody, somewhere, wants suppressed

    02/21/2018 5:40:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Journalists On Truth ^ | 2/20/2018 | Jonny Ainslie
    .....A hallmark of your work is that you despise political violence; why is your prose so combative? I'm almost always in the position of challenging conventional wisdom. I have to start by getting up, by standing out from everyone else and saying: "I don't accept this". If you haven't got anything particularly new to say, if you're just one of what Bob Dylan memorably called the rat race choir, you can gargle on without ever having to do anything exceptional or make an impression-you're just there. And an awful lot of people in commentary journalism are repeating, what everyone else...
  • Sanders: Clinton should have spoken up about Russian bots during election (Cankles knew?)

    02/21/2018 5:30:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday suggested Hillary Clinton’s campaign should have done more to notify the public that Russians were attempting to sow division during the 2016 presidential campaign. In an interview with Vermont Public Radio, Sanders was asked why he did not warn his supporters leading up to the 2016 presidential election that Russian bots were attempting to sow division between him and Clinton by attacking Clinton on pro-Sanders social media forums. Sanders said a member of his team did speak with the Clinton campaign in September 2016 to warn them of "strange things happening" on social media,...
  • Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

    02/21/2018 5:04:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 2/21/18 | Ed O'Keefe
    Top Democrats are calling on Congress to give the FBI $300 million to fight potential foreign interference in this year's midterm elections, a request that comes just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest. The letter being sent Wednesday by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and top Democrats on the House and Senate appropriations committees calls on Republicans to provide the funding as part of "a robust and urgent response" to the Russian government's attempts to interfere in American elections. "Congress must respond immediately to attacks...
  • Deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles on school grounds in Fla. county, sheriff says

    02/21/2018 4:48:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 158 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/21/18 | JULIA JACOBO
    Broward County sheriff's deputies will now carry AR-15 rifles while on school campuses following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week, Sheriff Scott Israel announced today. The new policy was implemented Wednesday morning. In lieu of gun lockers, the only time deputies will not be "slinging a rifle" is when the firearm is locked in police vehicles, Israel said. The rifles will not be fully automatic and will only be handled by deputies who are "trained and qualified" to operate them, Israel said.
  • Did the Progressive 'Broward County Solution' Cost 17 Student Lives?

    02/21/2018 3:41:32 PM PST · by Sunnyvale67 · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-20-18 | Jack Cashill
    "We're not compromising school safety. We're really saving the lives of kids," boasted Michaelle Valbrun-Pope, executive director of Student Support Initiatives for Broward County Public Schools, in August 2017. Valbrun-Pope was referring to what an article by Jeffrey Benzing in Public Source calls the "Broward County Solution." As Benzing relates, Broward County used to lead the state of Florida in sending students to the state's juvenile justice system. County leaders responded with a perfectly progressive solution: "lower arrests by not making arrests." Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/did_the_progressive_broward_county_solution_cost_17_student_lives.html#ixzz57mkUVe3s Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Brit Hume Discusses Possible Push for Gun Control Legislation…

    02/21/2018 3:04:48 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 71 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 19, 2018 | Sundance
    If Nikolas Cruz had been arrested for his prior criminal behavior he would not have passed a background check for a firearm purchase. The issue was/is not the background check; the issue was/is the lack of a prior arrest. Hence, the Broward County school and law enforcement policy is ultimately what failed. I don’t say this lightly, but the lawyers have the easiest case for ‘wrongful death’ lawsuits in the history of this type of litigation. The county policy constructed by public officials (School Board and Superintendent), and the county law enforcement policy that was specifically and intentionally designed to...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • ICE arrests surging in N.J. under Trump. Here's why.

    02/21/2018 2:44:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | February 20, 2018
    New Jersey saw one of the nation's biggest surges in arrests by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents last year as the federal government cracked down on unauthorized immigrants during President Donald Trump's first year in office. There were 3,189 arrests in fiscal year 2017 in ICE's Newark region, which encompasses all of New Jersey, according to data released by the agency. That is a 42 percent increase compared to the previous year. New Jersey's increase was among the highest in the nation, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan demographic research group. Nationwide, ICE...
  • Lawsuits challenge Electoral College system in four U.S. states

    02/21/2018 2:40:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 70 replies
    Reuters MSN ^ | February 21, 2018
    A coalition that includes a Latino membership organization and a former Massachusetts governor filed lawsuits on Wednesday challenging how four U.S. states allocate their Electoral College votes in presidential elections. The lawsuits were filed in federal courts in Massachusetts and California, states that went for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016, and South Carolina and Texas, where a majority of votes went to Republican U.S. President Donald Trump. The lawsuits challenge the winner-take-all system used in those states to select electors who cast votes for president and vice president in the Electoral College after a presidential election. Forty-four other states...
  • Ann Coulter: Amazing New Breakthrough to Reduce Mass Shootings

    02/21/2018 2:32:50 PM PST · by davikkm · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | ANN COULTER
    As fun as it is to ridicule the FBI for devoting massive resources to chasing down Hillary Clinton’s oppo research while blowing off repeated, specific warnings about school shooter Nikolas Cruz, we’ve put a lot on the agency’s plate. We’re hauling in nearly 2 million manifestly unvetted Third World immigrants every year, leading to a slew of FBI “Watch Lists” with a million names apiece. In 2015, Director James Comey said that there were ISIS investigations in all 50 states — even Idaho and Alaska! And that’s just one terrorist organization. Maybe the FBI brass would still be a bunch...
  • Tearful Lindsey Vonn MISSES OUT on gold in the final downhill of her amazing Olympic career

    02/21/2018 1:12:28 PM PST · by Red Badger · 143 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:33 EST, 21 February 2018 | By Valerie Edwards & Shekhar Bhatia In Pyeongchang
    US ski racer Lindsey Vonn fell short of gold in final downhill of her Olympic career The 33-year-old took bronze behind Sofia Goggia of Italy who took the gold Vonn's bronze medal makes her the oldest female medalist in Alpine skiing She was the 2010 winner, but missed the 2014 Games because of a knee injury In an interview with DailyMail.com, Vonn hit back at the cruel internet trolls who have targeted her after she claimed her bronze medal She faced taunts and abuse after she said Donald Trump did not represent her American ski racer Lindsey Vonn became emotional...
  • District Will Suspend Kids Who Leave Class To Protest Florida Shooting –....

    02/21/2018 12:58:23 PM PST · by yoe · 30 replies
    CBSDFW ^ | Feburary 21, 2018 | Staff
    ...‘We Are Here For An Education And Not A Political Protest’ “We are here for an education and not a political protest.” That’s is the message from Needville ISD Superintendent Curtis Rhodes Tuesday in response to a call by political groups for students to walk out of class to protest gun issues in the wake of the Florida school shooting. In a post on Facebook, Rhodes said, “A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally. A disruption will not be tolerated.”[snip]Addressing the planned possible protests directly Rhodes said, “There is a ‘movement’ attempting to stage...
  • Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public

    02/21/2018 12:43:15 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/2018 | Julia Nista
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public For Fear Of Label As ‘Taking Sides’ Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on MSNBC Monday morning that although the Obama administration knew of Russian hacking as early as summer of 2016, the administration did nothing initially out of concern for being labeled as “taking sides.”
  • Nolte: 13 Things the Media Don’t Want You to Know About Mueller’s 13 Indictments

    02/21/2018 12:22:21 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | John Nolte
    Last week, the leak machine that is special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian citizens, and our disgraced media disgraced themselves even further by comparing these alleged crimes to Pearl Harbor. The truth, of course, is the exact opposite. Basically, these indictments reveal to us all kinds of inconvenient truths the corrupt media are hiding from the public, and below are 13 of them.
  • Prediction: Sessions will find FBI lied about Steele credibility to spy on Trump

    02/21/2018 12:06:30 PM PST · by detective · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 21, 2018 | Allan J. Favish
    On February 18, 2018, United States attorney general Jeff Sessions stated that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will investigate whether the process used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to obtain warrants under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) regarding allegations involving Russia and the Donald Trump presidential campaign was proper. The most notorious part of this process involved FISA Court surveillance and search warrants on part-time Trump campaign informal adviser Carter Page. The warrants were based on a dossier written by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.
  • Attorney For FBI Informant Presses DOJ For Leak Investigation

    02/21/2018 11:50:50 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Sara Carter.com ^ | February 21, 2018 | Sara Carter
    The lawyer representing a former FBI informant demanded Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions open an investigation into unauthorized and falsified leaks to the media by “anonymous federal officials.” The informant’s lawyer said the leakers disparaged her client in an effort to silence him from providing testimony to Congress regarding his role in exposing Russia’s long-term strategy to dominate the global uranium market and how Moscow achieved its goal in 2010 of obtaining roughly 20 percent of the U.S. uranium mining industry, according to a letter delivered to the DOJ.
  • The trouble with tariffs

    02/21/2018 11:47:25 AM PST · by TBP · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 19, 2018 | Ed Feulner
    The stronger economy we’re enjoying now is no accident. Lower taxes, more jobs and fewer regulations are creating a much-needed boost. So why do we still have one foot on the brake? I’m referring to trade. Protectionist measures act as a drag on our progress. Indeed, they threaten to undo much of it. Consider the tariffs and quotas that the Trump administration recently slapped on imports of solar cells and modules, large residential washers, and washer parts. The price? As researcher Tori Whiting notes in a Daily Signal article, we get fewer jobs (roughly 23,000 American jobs this year, according...
  • NTSB releases preliminary report on Virginia train crash involving Congress members

    02/21/2018 11:35:17 AM PST · by csvset · 66 replies
    WTKR ^ | 21 Feb 2018 | Staff
    CROZET, Va. – A train carrying dozens of Republican members of Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, to their legislative retreat in West Virginia hit a truck on January 31, 2017 leaving one person dead. Wednesday the National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary investigation into the crash. They said around 11:15 a.m., a 2018 Freightliner truck equipped with a McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing refuse body was traveling southbound on Lanetown Road in Albemarle County near Crozet, Virginia. The refuse truck, operated by Time Disposal LLC, had a 30-year-old driver and two passengers as it drove towards a highway–railroad grade...