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  • Joe Digenova: Rosenstein’s Press Conference|Judge Sullivan|Improper Conduct in General Flynn Case

    02/18/2018 8:05:30 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Youtube -Audio ^ | Published on Feb 17, 2018 | Reasonable Insanity
    So what is next for the Special Prosecutorr? Joe comments on that and the FBI 302 and what happened there.
  • Donald Trump: FBI Missed Florida Shooter Because of Wasting Time on Russia Investigation

    02/18/2018 7:38:27 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump expressed disappointment that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooter, despite being informed about his dangerous behavior. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he wrote. “This is not acceptable.” Trump argued that the FBI was wasting too much time investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion,” he wrote. “Get back to the basics...
  • CNN: Trump blames everyone but Russia

    02/18/2018 6:23:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 29 replies
    President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts. None, however, offered answers. Here in South Florida, the weekend air was filled with raw emotion in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. Local television broadcasts featured searing calls to action and demonstrations from students and parents alike. Trump, inside his estate and restrained from golfing for two straight days for fear of bad optics, was seemingly following along - and unleashed on Twitter. Just 40 miles north of Parkland, the President blasted the FBI for missing...
  • Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the indictments

    02/18/2018 5:08:07 PM PST · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 18 2018 | Adam Taylor
    "The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections."
  • Feds Sue Arizona Over Rushed Absentee Voting

    02/18/2018 4:39:52 PM PST · by Revel · 10 replies
    Courthousenews ^ | MATTHEW RENDA
    (CN) – The federal government sued Arizona on Wednesday, claiming the state failed to give absentee voters enough time to consider the finalized and official ballot ahead of a Democratic special primary election. The Justice Department’s civil rights division sued Arizona and its Secretary of State Michele Reagan, claiming when it changed the roster of candidates for a congressional special election set for Feb. 27, it needed to give absentee voters 45 days to consider the finalized ballot. “The inability of the state to transmit the final absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters receiving a Democratic Party ballot by the 45th...
  • 13 Russians and 63 million Trump voters indicted

    02/18/2018 4:19:15 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 25 replies
    http://thepeoplescube.com/ ^ | 2/18/2018 | Kommissar Chernobylski
    Mueller charges 13 Russian nationals, formerly known as Trump fans, and 63 million Americans, for meddling in US elections by voting for the wrong candidate. Mr. Mueller added that up to 63 million Americans who disparaged Hillary Clinton by voting wrongly can expect a fate the same as the Russians, er, white males, and will get deported back to Moscow where they belong. Mr. Mueller did not rule out capital punishment. The assembled reporters wearing Hillary 08 lapel pins rose in unison, stamped their feet and cheered, as MSNBC's Chris Matthews vibrated in the front row as he was having...
  • Russiagate or INTELGATE?

    02/18/2018 4:07:30 PM PST · by Simon Foxx · 19 replies
    The Nation ^ | 02/07/2018 | Stephen F Cohen
    ....In short, if these reports and Brennan’s own testimony are to be believed, he, not the FBI, was the instigator and godfather of Russiagate. Certainly, his subsequent frequent and vociferous public retelling of the Russiagate allegations against Trump suggest that he played a (and probably the) instigating role. And, it seems, a role in the Steele dossier as well....
  • John Podesta: Donald Trump is the 'first draft dodger' in the information war against Russia

    02/18/2018 3:54:28 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Kyle Feldscher
    John Podesta: Donald Trump is the 'first draft dodger' in the information war against Russia
  • Lockheed Martin Accuses Air Force Of Making A Data Grab

    02/18/2018 3:46:20 PM PST · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/16/2018 | Loren Thompson
    Lockheed Martin did something unusual this week. The world's biggest defense contractor lodged a protest with the Government Accountability Office over the conduct of an Air Force helicopter competition many months before a winner was due to be selected. Contractors usually wait until an award is announced to mount protests. They rightly fear that if they complain while a competition is in progress, they will reduce their prospects of winning. But Lockheed thought the Air Force's behavior in this case raised such fundamental questions that it couldn't just go along to get along. Very few observers understand what is going...
  • Sanders: Trump not speaking out against Russia 'is a horror show'

    02/18/2018 2:55:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday blasted President Trump for not taking action to protect the U.S. from Russian meddling in future elections, saying "that we don’t have a president speaking out on this issue is a horror show." His comments follow an indictment released Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller outlining multiple actors who played a role in extensive Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. "We have got to bring Democrats and Republicans together despite the president to go forward to protect the integrity of American democracy,” Sanders said on NBC's “Meet The Press.”
  • The Battle Within The Department of Justice: Black Hats -v- White Hats…

    02/18/2018 2:53:27 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 2/18/18 | sundance
    This outline is mostly a repost because it hits on the central framework of an obvious dynamic being missed by almost everyone within the larger discussion.....
  • ICE arrests more than 200 in weeklong immigration sweeps across Southern California

    02/17/2018 6:18:09 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Chou
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 212 people and served notices to businesses in the Los Angeles area, in a five-day operation that ended Thursday, the federal agency said. Of those arrested, 195 have criminal convictions, were issued final orders of removal but did not leave the country, or re-entered illegally after being removed, ICE officials said.
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (2/18/18 to 2/25/18)

    02/18/2018 2:23:18 PM PST · by DollyCali · 83 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 18 February 2018 | DollyCali
    Florida HeartbreakPresidential visit! Black History Celebration at White House (2-14-18) Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome. Mr President – Keep the truth coming Keep on Tweeting
  • Jill Stein Downplays Russian Meddling: Media and DNC Interfered in 2016 Election Too

    02/18/2018 2:12:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18, 2018 | Josh Feldman
    Days after the Russian indictments were handed down, Jill Stein appeared on MSNBC today to downplay Russian interference by pointing to American interference in the election. She told Alex Witt the idea there was this big Russian attempt to back her campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton is absurd, saying, “This doesn’t pass the laugh test.” She continued on to say there was “other kinds of interference,” like all the airtime the media gave Trump in 2016: “Yes, there was Russian interference, but remember, there was very compelling interference going on by way of media, by way of the DNC––did the...
  • Future of the Alamo front and center in Land Commissioner race

    02/18/2018 1:22:52 PM PST · by bgill · 51 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 17, 2018 | Phil Prazan
    Texans go to the polls for primary elections on March 6, the same date is also the 182nd anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. Normally, they would not be connected but this year they are in one of the hottest primary races in Texas. Incumbent Land Commissioner George P. Bush is fighting off a blast from the past. His predecessor, Jerry Patterson, wants his job back in part because of a needed but controversial revamp of the historical site. Specifically, whether to move the cenotaph – the gravestone of the Alamo defenders...Bush and his campaign team didn’t grant us...
  • Students at West Texas school district feel safe with staff who carry concealed weapons

    02/18/2018 1:18:23 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 35 replies
    www.newschannel10.com ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Kristy Gerlett
    West Texas school district allows concealed carry on campus CLAUDE, TX (KFDA) - Claude Independent School District has several staff members that carry concealed weapons on school grounds. A sign in front of Claude ISD campuses shows that the district has multiple staff members who carry concealed weapons. Parents who have children at the school say they feel very safe and comfortable knowing their staff are armed and ready to protect them if they have to. "It makes me feel really, really safe that we have staff on hand if anything happened," said mother of a Claude ISD student...
  • A million dollars a minute

    02/18/2018 11:26:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2018 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks you’re crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. So you spend it wildly. Then you realize that the money wasn’t yours and you owe it back. Now imagine that this happens every minute of every day for the next three years. At the end of the three years, you owe back...
  • From rival to wingman, Ted Cruz boasts of chumminess with Trump as he stumps for re-election

    02/18/2018 11:05:23 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 70 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-18-18 | Dallas Morning News
    SUGAR LAND — One thing Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t doing as he seeks a second term is running away from the president. Despite a checkered history, the Texan boasts about his access and influence on matters ranging from taxes to the Paris Climate Accord. “I spent a lot of time urging President Trump to pull out of that deal,” he recounted. “I spent 45 minutes on Air Force One saying, `Mr. President, this is killing jobs and it’s bad for our economy.'” The day after Trump announced his decision, Cruz continued, “he calls me on my cellphone. He says, 'Well,...
  • Trump breaks with McMaster: Election results 'were not impacted or changed by the Russians'

    02/18/2018 10:21:01 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 50 replies
    thehill ^ | 02/17/18 | BROOKE SEIPEL AND BRANDON CARTER
    President Trump broke with his national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Saturday after McMaster said that indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation show “incontrovertible” evidence of Russia's election meddling. "General McMaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the Russians and that the only Collusion was between Russia and Crooked H, the DNC and the Dems. Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" Trump tweeted. Trump's comments come after McMaster, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, said “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible”...
  • Ohio Court Gives Custody of Transgender Teen To Grandparents

    02/18/2018 10:11:07 AM PST · by Bob434 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri February 16, 2018 | Jen Christensen
    A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.