No More Free Money to Pakistan: President Trump Cuts Off $255 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan
".....“This could be the severest blow dealt to Islamabad by this administration if it indeed decided to withhold it,” said a leading US expert on Pakistan, who did not want to be identified. “There is more coming,” the expert added."
Not saying true or false but interesting.
Was FBI's McCabe a Russian Spy?, 1958
Please correct me if I'm wrong but I remember Graham to be not a fan of President Trump. I wonder if such opinion was swayed by the fake Russian dossier narrative?
LINDSEY GRAHAM: DOJ USED ANTI-TRUMP DOSSIER IN COURT
"I just saw Lindsey Graham on one of the Fox News talk shows. He told the host, Brian Kilmeade, that the infamous anti-Trump dossier was used in court by the Department of Justice. I take it Graham means that the dossier, or information it contains, was used by the DOJ in the FISA court to gain approval for surveillance of Team Trump.
We have suspected that this was the case. Now Graham apparently has seen evidence that confirms our suspicion.
Graham made his statement in the context of calling for a special counsel to investigate matters relating to the dossier, an issue that, he noted, falls outside the purview of Robert Mueller. Graham said that it has been very difficult to obtain information from the Justice Department, but that recently he discovered information that “bothers him a lot” and convinces him of the need for the dossier to be investigated by someone outside of the DOJ. ...."
Per usual trigger warning. Otherwise enjoy.
THE YEAR IN PICTURES: HAPPY COVFEFE EDITION
IRANIANS REVOLT. WHY NOW?
Plummeting temperatures could send the world into a 'mini ice age' in 2030 and could OVERRIDE global warming, claim mathematicians
Temperatures will start dropping in 2021, according to a mathematical model
This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the 'Maunder minimum'
This was previously known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715
Super-Strong Magnetic Sun & Earthquake Connection | S0 News Dec.28.2017 (vid)
Brilliant summary to short concise article.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING DATA ILLUSTRATE SUCCESS OF TRUMP’S POLICIES AND DEMOCRATS’ DIFFICULT ROAD
"....For the Democrats, 2018 will be a race against time. They think they can take the House, and then impeach President Trump. They may be right. But keeping the hysteria dialed up to 12 while distracting voters from the facts–a growing economy, higher wages, lower taxes, a pro-America foreign policy, a return to the rule of law–won’t be easy. It is never easy to run against reality."
Arborist did amazing work to keep it standing this long.
Historic Jackson Magnolia to be Removed from White House Grounds
Lots of facts and figures in the article plus link to full report.
"$1MM Per Minute In Salaries, $22BN Per Year In Vacation Pay" And Other Fun Facts About The Federal Workforce
Here is the full report from Open The Books:
The Coal Hard Truth (AF Branco)
New Trump Executive Order Targets Clinton-Linked Individuals, Lobbyists And Perhaps Uranium One
"The Trump Administration quietly issued an Executive Order (EO) last Thursday which allows for the freezing of US-housed assets belonging to foreign individuals or entities deemed "serious human rights abusers," along with government officials and executives of foreign corporations (current or former) found to have engaged in corruption - which includes the misappropriation of state assets, the expropriation of private assets for personal gain, and corruption related to government contracts or the extraction of natural resources.
Furthermore, anyone in the United States who aids or participates in said corruption or human rights abuses by foreign parties is subject to frozen assets - along with any U.S. corporation who employsforeigners deemed to have engaged in corruption on behalf of the company....."
Great commentary but not embedded due to sponsoring ad in video.
FBI’s Big 3 Trump Haters Going Down, 1954
The Obama-Hezbollah Conspiracy Could Shake The "Deep State" And Latin America
Plain logic using plain words. Language warning.
"They All Have AIDS" is a Nonsense Legacy Media Attack Line on Trump
HEZBOLLAH’S DRUG MULE
TRUMP “COLLUDES” WITH UKRAINE AGAINST RUSSIA
"....I guess the Kremlin has no information with which to blackmail President Trump, after all. And James Clapper — probably John Brennan’s closest competition for least intelligent man ever to lead an American intelligence agency — must be wrong in claiming that “Russia is handling President Trump as an asset.” ....
"....The sniper systems Trump approved for sale are needed to address a specific vulnerability of Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed separatists. A congressional aide told Lifhits:
As the conflict has ground down into trench warfare and small unit exchanges in the no-man’s land between the lines, the role of snipers has become increasingly important. ...."
Just keeps getting more interesting.
The Plot Thickens Virus Found Inside DNC Server Linked To Company Based In Pakistan
This may give some an approximation of what to expect. You decide.
How Will Tax Reform Affect You: Find Out With This Interactive Website
DOJ Opens Probe Into Bundy Prosecutors Who Hid Evidence
FBI Deputy Director McCabe "Retiring" After "Trump Insurance Policy" Debacle
Usual trigger warning. Otherwise some really good ones this week.
THE WEEK IN PICTURES: HAPPY TAX CUT EDITION
The Legacy Media Hates that Trump Has Helped the Lower and Middle Classes
Brilliant caricature of Pelosi.
Show Me The Money (A F Branco)
Note in last sentence "Uncle Sam is no longer helping carry." I'm not an accountant but lowering the allowable interest and tax deduction to $10,000 the tax bill is making the wealthy to rich pay more federal taxes because they can't write it off. Hence gnashing of teeth that the world's coming to an end.
Republicans Bet The Farm
"....And the Democratic Party has also been put into a tight box.
As Democrats have denounced the tax bill for exploding the debt by $1.5 trillion, how do they propose to pay for all the free stuff, including free tuition and infrastructure, that they will have on offer?
There are only two options: borrowing and growing the national debt themselves or raising taxes, as Mondale promised to do.
Another problem for Democrats is the new $10,000 limit on the tax deduction for state and local income and property taxes.
In blue states like Oregon, Minnesota, New Jersey, Vermont, Hawaii, the top state income tax rate is 8 to 10 percent. In Jerry Brown’s California and Andrew Cuomo’s New York, it hits 13 percent — before adding property taxes on homes and condos in Manhattan and second homes out on Long Island.
Virtually eliminating state and local tax deductions is going to cause some of the rich to consider relocating to low-tax or no-tax red states in the Sun Belt like Florida. And it is going to put pressure on blue state pols to cease adding to the state and local tax burdens that Uncle Sam is no longer helping to carry....."
Apple sued after it admits to slowing down older iPhones
"Apple is being sued after it admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer.
On Wednesday, the U.S. technology giant said that it has algorithms in place to help keep an iPhone running at optimal performance if there is an older battery inside that can't keep up with the required power. The aim is to stop unexpected shutdowns of older iPhones and keep them running to the best possible standard.
However, Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas brought a class action lawsuit in California — where they are residents — against Apple, an official filing revealed Thursday. ..."
Oops almost forgot - trigger warning.
Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years” (vid)
House IT Aides Ran Car Dealership With Markings Of A Nefarious Money Laundering Operation
Source: Daily Caller
"....While Imran and Abid Awan ran their car dealership in Falls Church, Va. in the early part of the decade, Drug Enforcement Agency officials a few miles away in Chantilly were learning that the Iranian-linked terrorist group frequently deployed used car dealerships in the US to launder money and fund terrorism, according to an explosive new Politico expose.
The money that disappeared between the Awans’ dealership, some $7 million in congressional pay, the equipment suspected of disappearing from Congress under their watch, and their other side businesses — all while they displayed few signs of wealth and frequently haggled in court over small amounts of money — raise questions about whether the Awans might have been laundering money or sending it to a third party.
“Based on the modest way Awan was living, it is my opinion that he was sending most of his money to a group or criminal organization that could very well be connected with the Pakistani government,” said Wayne Black, a private investigator who served as law enforcement group supervisor in Janet Reno’s Miami public corruption unit. “My instincts tell me Awan was probably operating a foreign intelligence gathering operation on US soil.” ..."
THOSE GREEDY, CHURLISH CAPITALISTS ARE FOILING DEMOCRATS AGAIN
"....Leftists are probably gnashing their teeth at the disparity between how corporations behaved under Obama and under Trump. What could possibly explain this obvious unfairness?
It’s called incentives or, more broadly, economic reality."
United States Sanctions Human Rights Abusers and Corrupt Actors Across the Globe
Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption
I pray for a day we have peace but until that day it's wonderful that such a busy President is taking and has taken times to be with the troops to show his sincere appreciation and support for them.
Trump Left On An Unannounced Trip. He Didn’t Take Questions, But His Destination Speaks Volumes [PHOTOS]
Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed
Language warning. As usual a good take on things.
European Union Whines about US Tax Reform, Declares it "Illegal" (Globalism 101)
Ex-FBI Assistant Director: Patriots Within The FBI Will Soon Step Forward And Expose The "Cabal"
"Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom spoke to FBN's Stewart Varney to discuss recent bombshells concerning the FBI, whose top brass has been conducting a highly politicized witch-hunt of President Trump on behalf of the anti-Trump establishment, while protecting then-candidate Hillary Clinton from criminal charges related to her email investigation, Clinton Foundation involvement in pay-for-play schemes, including a farcical probe of the Uranium One scandal. ...."
Rosie O'Donnell Offers GOP Senators $2 Million To Vote Against Tax Bill, Angry Backlash Follows
"........ although considering the FBI's ideological bias these days, the result may be the FBI's twitter account retweeting Rosie the next time the comedian decides to jokingly break the law."
Why Wall Street Is Furious At The Trump Tax Plan
"Back in October 2016, the "millionaire, billionaire, private jet owners" of America's elitist, liberal mega-cities (A.K.A. New York and San Francisco) celebrated the tax hikes that a Hillary Clinton presidency would have undoubtedly jammed down their throats proclaiming them to be a 'patriotic duty'. Unfortunately, now that Trump has given them exactly what they apparently wanted...an amazing opportunity to 'spread their wealth around"...they're suddenly feeling a lot less patriotic.
Of course, as we've noted numerous times, while most people across the country and across the income spectrum will benefit from the Republican tax reform package, the folks who stand to lose are those living in high-tax states with expensive real estate as their SALT, mortgage interest and property tax deductions will suddenly be capped. And, as Bloomberg points out today, that has a lot of Wall Street Traders in New York drowning their sorrows in expensive vodka and considering a move to Florida. ...."
"...Of course, as we pointed out recently (see: Here's An Interactive Map Of Which Housing Markets Get Hit The Most By The GOP Tax Bill), tax reform will likely be a double-whammy for wealthy bankers in New York and tech titans in San Francisco as their fancy McMansions may also take a pricing hit....."
Illinois Lost 1 Resident Every 4.3 Minutes In 2017, Dropped To 6th Most Populous State
TAX REFORM IS ALREADY WORKING
"...... I think this is what Trump calls winning. And Democrats are going to look foolish with their doom and gloom rhetoric and unanimous opposition."
Born to be Wild (Senior Citizen's Version) (vid)
The RussiaGate Witch-Hunt: Stockman Names Names In The Deep State's "Insurance Policy"
Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog,
There was a sinister plot to meddle in the 2016 election, after all. But it was not orchestrated from the Kremlin; it was an entirely homegrown affair conducted from the inner sanctums---the White House, DOJ, the Hoover Building and Langley----of the Imperial City.
Likewise, the perpetrators didn't speak Russian or write in the Cyrillic script. In fact, they were lifetime beltway insiders occupying the highest positions of power in the US government.
Here are the names and rank of the principal conspirators: John Brennan, CIA director; Susan Rice, National Security Advisor; Samantha Power, UN Ambassador; James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; James Comey, FBI director; Andrew McCabe, Deputy FBI director; Sally Yates, deputy Attorney General, Bruce Ohr, associate deputy AG; Peter Strzok, deputy assistant director of FBI counterintelligence; Lisa Page, FBI lawyer; and countless other lessor and greater poobahs of Washington power, including President Obama himself.
To a person, the participants in this illicit cabal shared the core trait that made Obama such a blight on the nation's well-being. To wit, he never held an honest job outside the halls of government in his entire adult life; and as a careerist agent of the state and practitioner of its purported goods works, he exuded a sanctimonious disdain for everyday citizens who make their living along the capitalist highways and by-ways of America.
The above cast of election-meddlers, of course, comes from the same mold. If Wikipedia is roughly correct, just these 10 named perpetrators have punched in about 300 years of post-graduate employment---and 260 of those years (87%) were on government payrolls or government contractor jobs. ...."
"....So the question recurs as to why did the conspirators resort to the outlandish and even cartoonish disinformation contained in the Steele dossier?
The answer to that question cuts to the quick of the entire RussiaGate hoax. To wit, that's all they had!"
Wonder who the donor(s) is?
Trump Accuser Who Took Mortgage Payoff, Tried To Get Job As Trump's Makeup Artist
"A New York makeup artist who accused Donald Trump of groping her in the 1990's - and whose mortgage was paid off by a donor arranged by Gloria Allred daughter Lisa Bloom, repeatedly solicited then-candidate Trump to become his campaign makeup artist so she could pitch her new line of men's cosmetics, according to The Hill's John Solomon. The story has to be true, because one couldn't make it up if one tried.
In an October 1, 2015 email - Trump accuser Jill Harth emailed the President's New York Company headquarters, writing:
“Hi Donald, you are doing a tremendous job of shaking things up in the United States. I am definitely on Team Trump as so many others are.” ......
".......In another email, Harth attempted to meet with Trump in person, offering to be a campaign surrogate who would tell Trump voters how the future president "helped me with my self-confidence and all positive things about how he is with women." ........"
".....This latest bombshell comes on the heels of a report by Solomon and Alison Spann in The Hill over Trump accusers who were offered or taken money or other forms of compensation by attorney Lisa Bloom in connection with allegations of sexual misconduct - most of which coincidentally cropped up weeks before the 2016 election.
Harth, in particular, took a mortgage payoff and allowed Bloom to set up a GoFundMe account in her name. As ZeroHedge reported Saturday: ..."
Antifa-Linked Group Bragged About “Railline Disruptions” Last Week – Were They Behind Today’s Amtrak Crash?
"...Mike Cernovich and John Cardillo, who first shed light of this post from earlier this year, were able to capture screenshots and archive the webpage before the prominent Antifa group could delete their self-incriminating confession:
Because this has to do with ongoing litigation comments closed. You decide.
Scheme To Pay Off Trump Accusers Emerges, One Woman Was Offered $750,000
"California woman's rights Attorney Lisa Bloom operated behind a scheme to compensate Trump accusers and potential accusers using money from donors and tabloid media outlets during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, in an effort which intensified as the election neared, report John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill.
Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill. -The Hill
The various accounts of Bloom's scheme were detailed in documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, and come on the heels of Bill O'Reilly's claim that there is a secret tape of a women who was offered $200,000 to file sexual harassment charges against Trump. It is unknown whether or not O'Reilly's claim is related to Bloom's activities.
Lisa Bloom with mother Gloria Allred
Bloom, the daughter of activist Attorney Gloria Allred who initially defended Harvey Weinstein against sexual assault allegations earlier this year and was publicly shamed by anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin, represented four women considering launching allegations against Trump last year. Two of the women went public, while the other two declined.
Bloom says that the goal of her accusation mill was to simply raise funds to help women "relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe during the waning days of a vitriolic election." With a commission to Bloom as high as 33 percent, if she was able to sell their stories to media outlets. ..."
Remember the fable about the little boy who cried wolf, but when the wolf was real no one believed him? Sounds like they need to ascertain facts first then take a chill-pill.
ON THE LEFT, IT IS ALL HYSTERIA, ALL THE TIME
We all need a laugh today. All the usual trigger warnings.
THE WEEK IN PICTURES: THE LAST WOKE FORCE RETURNS EDITION
Great thought provoking to the point interview about trend of current accusations.
Net Neutrality for ISPs Dead as Net Censorship via Big Social Media Continues Unabated (vid)
FBI Edits To Clinton Exoneration Go Far Beyond What Was Previously Known; Comey, McCabe, Strzok Implicated
"....The letter reveals specific edits made by senior FBI agents when Deputy Director Andrew McCabe exchanged drafts of Comey's statement with senior FBI officials, including Peter Strzok, Strzok's direct supervisor, E.W. "Bill" Priestap, Jonathan Moffa, and an unnamed employee from the Office of General Counsel (identified by Newsweek as DOJ Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson) - in what was a coordinated conspiracy among top FBI brass to decriminalize Clinton's conduct by changing legal terms and phrases, omitting key information, and minimizing the role of the Intelligence Community in the email investigation. Doing so virtually assured that then-candidate Hillary Clinton would not be prosecuted.
Also mentioned in the letter are the immunity agreements granted by the FBI in June 2016 to top Obama advisor Cheryl Mills and aide Heather Samuelson - who helped decide which Clinton emails were destroyed before turning over the remaining 30,000 records to the State Department. Of note, the FBI agreed to destroy evidence on devices owned by Mills and Samuelson which were turned over in the investigation. ...."
"...We are increasingly faced with the fact that the FBI's top ranks have been filled with political ideologues who helped Hillary Clinton while pursuing the Russian influence narrative against Trump (perhaps as the "insurance" Strzok spoke of). Meanwhile, "hands off" recused Attorney General Jeff Sessions and assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein don't seem very excited to explore the issues with a second Special Counsel. As such, we are now almost entirely reliant on the various Committees of congress to pursue justice in this matter. Perhaps when their investigations have concluded, President Trump will feel he has the political and legal ammunition to truly clean house at the nation's swampiest agencies."
Conspiracy theory is now fact with photos of US weapons.
Obama and Hillary were holding-it-when-it-broke, weapons were supplied to ISIS under their watch.
Maybe candidate Trump was right after all when he said Obama and Hillary invented ISIS.
Also how might this tie into Benghazi?
Weapons Went From The CIA To ISIS In Less Than Two Months, New Study Reveals
"....And yet now once again "conspiracy theory" has been confirmed as "conspiracy fact": Conflict Armament Research's new report out this week is the result of a three-year ground investigation which compiled findings from 40,000 military items recovered from ISIS between the years 2014 and 2017. Its conclusions are scientific, exhaustive, and irrefutable. ...."
"....Thus General Flynn in the summer of 2015, speaking as recently retired military intelligence officer, warned in no uncertain terms that US-supplied weapons in Syria were going to ISIS, al-Qaeda, and other jihadists. This was so well known at the time that it could be openly stated by a retired high ranking official an a major international program. Flynn also said something similar to both Seymour Hersh and the New York Times in 2015. ....."
Good analysis. Language warning.
Alabama Fallout: Beta Republicans, Whiners, Weak DNC, Big Cash (vid)
Always a well thought out discussion of ideas. Light language warning.
12.13 - Storm Update & Q/Roy Moore Sting!/Indictment Unsealed?/"Asteroid"=ET CRAFT
Top Nuclear Official Agrees With Senator Who Says Obama Admin "Misled" On Uranium One Deal
".....The New York Times covered the Uranium One story in 2015, detailing donations which poured into the Clinton Foundation from individuals associated with the deal - which was later found to be upwards of $140 million. Meanwhile, a series of follow-up reports from The Hill have filled in the gaps with several bombshells, including:
As he prepared to collect a $500,000 payday in Moscow in 2010, Bill Clinton sought clearance from the State Department to meet with a key board director of the Russian nuclear energy firm Rosatom — which at the time needed the Obama administration’s approval for a controversial uranium deal, government records show.
Arkady Dvorkovich, a top aide to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and one of the highest-ranking government officials to serve on Rosatom’s board of supervisors, was listed on a May 14, 2010, email as one of 15 Russians the former president wanted to meet during a late June 2010 trip, the documents show.
“In the context of a possible trip to Russia at the end of June, WJC is being asked to see the business/government folks below. Would State have concerns about WJC seeing any of these folks,” Clinton Foundation foreign policy adviser Amitabh Desai wrote the State Department on May 14, 2010, using the former president’s initials and forwarding the list of names to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s team. -The Hill ....."
Trump Attorney Goes Scorched Earth – Calls For Separate Special Counsel to Investigate Corrupt Ties Between DOJ, FBI and Fusion GPS
"......Jay Sekulow stressed that he is not calling for a Special Counsel to investigate Mueller, however; leave it to fake news MSNBC’s Ari Melber to get his quote incorrect. ...."
We should all be happy we have such arrogance in power to protect us from who we choose to vote for. NOT!!!
STRZOK ON PROSPECT OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY: “WE CAN’T TAKE THAT RISK”
"....Strzok did, indeed, operate at many levels. In a sense he is the Zelig of the “Deep State,” popping up everywhere there was high stakes action, including the Hillary email probe, the fateful Michael Flynn interview and, of course, Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Nothing impresses a mistress (it’s said that Page was Strzok’s) like helping her heroine and protecting against her bete noire. Hillary Clinton seems to have been Page’s heroine. ....."
MEMO TO SUPREME COURT: GRANT CERT IN THE WEYERHAEUSER CASE!
".......The facts of the Weyerhaeuser case are almost impossible to believe if you haven’t been following the federal government’s regulatory overreach. The Fish and Wildlife Service has designated an area in Louisiana (“Unit 1”) consisting of 1,544 acres as “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog even though not a single dusky gopher frog lives in Unit 1. Not only that, it is not possible for a dusky gopher frog to live in Unit 1!
As of 1965, there were only 100 dusky gopher frogs known to exist in the wild, none in Louisiana. ......"
"Trump Should Go <-> Himself" - Texts Leak From FBI Agents On Russia Probe, Hillary Emails Investigation
By the time the dust settles there may be a lot more people realizing they didn't think it through. However many of us did instead of following the herd.
Ex-Spy Chief Admits Role In 'Deep State' Intelligence War On Trump
"An ex-spy chief who spoke out publicly against Trump while inspiring other career intelligence figures to follow suit has admitted his leading role in the intelligence community waging political war against the president, describing his actions as something he didn't "fully think through". In a surprisingly frank interview, the CIA's Michael Morell - who was longtime Deputy Director and former Acting Director of the nation's most powerful intelligence agency - said that it wasn't a great idea to leak against and bash a new president....."
I've read several members of congress had strong reservations about the Uranium One deal, but looks as if they may have been misled, steamrolled or both.
Congress Expands Uranium One Probe After Senator Claims Obama Admin Misled Him Over Yellowcake Exports
"Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) is turning up the heat on the Uranium One investigation, demanding documents from both the Energy Department and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in a Monday letter to both entities. Barrasso wants to find out if he was intentionally misled by the Obama administration about Uranium One being able to export yellowcake uranium out of the United States after the company was acquired by Russia.
Prior to the approval of the sale [of Uranium One], I wrote to then-President Barack Obama registering my strong concerns regarding Russian control over American uranium production facilities and Russia's ability to ship U.S. uranium overseas. I also requested immediate notification should ARMZ file for a license to export U.S. uranium. Based on information that has recently come to light, I now believe the response I received, and the process by which I received it, were both misleading.
On March 21, 2011, former NRC Chairman Greg Jaczko responded to my letter on behalf of then-President Obama stating:
‘At this time, neither Uranium One Inc. nor ARMZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One, Inc. or
ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use in reactor fuel’
The NRC staff made a similar statement in their recommendation to approve the transfer control of Uranium One to ARMZ, stating:
"before the licensee may export uranium to a foreign country, they must first comply with the NRC's regulations and seek a specific license for such purpose."
Recent reporting by The Hill uncovered that Uranium One was able to export uranium without obtaining a specific export license. Beginning in 2012, Uranium One exported U.S. uranium by ‘piggy-backing’ as a supplier on an export license held by the shipping company, RSB Logistic Services Inc.
Indeed, as The Hill 's John Solomon and Alison Spann reported last month - when congress reviewed the Uranium One deal back in 2010, assurances that US uranium would not leave the country was a key sticking point. As such, repeated assurances were provided that such exports would never occur. ...."
His videos are always full of current info. Your choice to agree or disagree. Slight language warning.
12.12 - Q/Schiff/FBI/Fusion GPS/MSM: "Spacecraft passing Earth?!"
Media History repeats 12-11-17 (Ramirez)
Obama Allies Funnel $4M to Dark Money PAC to Fund Attacks Against Ala. Judge Moore
Podcast 44 - The Democrat Lie About Roy Moore
Language warning. Points made between unproven allegations and substantive proof.
CNN Runs Out of Legitimate Roy Moore Fodder and Publishes a Smear Piece
Always great commentary but the usual language warning.
The Democrats Realize they Can't Impeach Trump so They're Begging Him to Resign
Good video, well stated.
OVER 9K SEALED INDICTMENTS PUSHING SENATE RESIGNATIONS EXPOSING LYING MEDIA
Hilarious as usual. Trigger warning.
THE WEEK IN PICTURES: “THE CONVERSATION” EDITION
WHY WON’T CNN REVEAL ITS SOURCES?
"....Identifying CNN’s sources would make it blindingly obvious to all that CNN was merely carrying water for the Democratic Party. CNN intends to continue doing exactly the same thing in the future–reporting uncorroborated “news stories” it is fed by Democrats on Capitol Hill–so by keeping its sources secret, the network is protecting itself, not the sources."
There are multiple live links in the body of this short commentary which I've excerpted.
WHAT HAPPENED IN WISCONSIN
"On Wednesday, a Wisconsin judge unsealed an 88-page report on the state Department of Justice’s (WIDoJ) investigation into a leak of sealed evidence from the politically motivated “John Doe” investigation of Gov. Scott Walker, his supporters, and various conservative groups related to his recall election campaign. The 88-page report is posted here. ...."
".....The wrongdoing now detailed in the WIDoJ report is of the deeply fascist variety that exceeds my poor powers of disparagement. Suffice it to say that it combines the instruments of tyranny — physical torture omitted — in the service of the suppression of conservatives. The story is shocking almost beyond belief. One might ask where the outrage is, but at this point we should probably ask if anyone is paying attention."
NYT: Emails ‘Undercut’ Trump-Russia Collusion
"The New York Times wrote Friday that Russian government attempts to connect with Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks undercut the theory that the Kremlin had deep ties with the Trump campaign.
“The Russian emails to Ms. Hicks occurred six months after the F.B.I. had begun investigating possible connections between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia,” the Times reported about Russian operatives’ emails to Hicks during the presidential transition.
“In some ways, the Russian outreach to Ms. Hicks undercuts the idea that the Russian government had established deep ties to the Trump campaign before the election. If it had, Russian officials might have found a better entrèe to the White House than unprompted emails to Ms. Hicks.” .....
WaPo Reporter Tweets Picture Of Empty Trump Speech, Gets Called Out By Trump And Retracts
Democrat Settled Sexual Harassment Case With $220k Of Taxpayer Dollars
"American taxpayers shelled out $220,000 to settle sexual harassment accusations against Democratic Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings, a new report reveals.
The Office of Compliance approved the settlement in 2014 after Winsome Packer, a former congressional staffer on a commission chaired by Hastings, accused the Democratic congressman of making sexual advances, touching her and threatening her job, documents obtained by Roll Call reveal.
Packer told Roll Call that she was “blackballed” after the incident.
“As an immigrant who came here with all these ideals, it is like someone just removed all the foundations that I stood on in this country for all these years,” she said. Packer was born in Jamaica, according to Roll Call....."
Enron 2.0? ECB, Global Banks On The Hook For $21 Billion In Steinhoff Implosion
Mueller's 'Right Hand Man' Represented Hillary Clinton IT Staffer Who Installed Her Illegal Server
"A senior attorney on special counsel Robert Mueller’s legal team has even more connections to the Clinton campaign than previously thought; attending Hillary’s election night soiree in New York City along with other senior aides, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Andrew Weissmann, described by the New York Times as Mueller’s “pit-bull,” allegedly attended the Clinton Campaign’s supposed victory party last November.
“Mr. Weissmann also attended Hillary Clinton’s election-night party at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, according to people familiar with his attendance,” writes the Journal.
Earlier this week, government watchdog agency Judicial Watch released an email exchange between the attorney and acting Attorney General Sally Yates, praising her decision to rebuke President Trump’s initial travel ban....."
Another episode in so much winning for the American people.
Deep State Drained: Top DOJ Official "Demoted" After Working With Fusion GPS To Push Trump Disinformation-Dossier
Another day, another startling revelation about operatives within the federal government who have specifically worked against the elected president, this one coming in the form of a top official at the Department of Justice being demoted after numerous “contacts” with the opposition research firm that was paid by the Clinton machine to dig up dirt on Donald Trump.
According to an exclusive Fox News report, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at the DOJ before his demotion Wednesday morning which included associate deputy attorney general as well as director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. As associate deputy attorney general his office was “four doors” down from his boss and allowed Ohr to be directly involved in the Trump-Russia investigation.
Ohr not only met with one of the founders of Fusion GPS shortly after the election, he also met disinformation operative Christopher Steele DURING the 2016 campaign.
That’s right, yet another top government official has been exposed as directly working with anti-Trump operatives in a failed attempt at stopping him from getting elected in the first place. ...."
Oh my goodness!
Mueller's 'Right Hand Man' Represented Hillary Clinton IT Staffer Who Installed Her Illegal Server
"In a trend which should surprise exactly nobody, another member of the Mueller team has been found to have deep ties to Trump's opponents.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has obtained documents which reveal Aaron Zebley, considered to be Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "right hand man," defended Hillary Clinton IT staffer Justin Cooper - a Bill Clinton aide that installed the "private, illegal" server in the Clintons' Chappaqua home described by Politico as "jerry-rigged."
Zebley, a former WilmerHale partner who defended Cooper in 2015 in front of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, was specifically called out by in a letter to Cooper for stonewalling the investigation, and his "complete refusal to engage the committee in a discussion about how to further assuage your concerns."
Carlson points out that Zebley's history as an attorney linked to Hillary Clinton is a compromised position.
Take that in for a minute. A lawyer who played a defense role in the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton is now playing an offensive role in the federal investigation into President Trump. -Tucker Carlson
Officials Announce First DoD-Wide Audit, Call for Budget Certainty
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 2017 — The Defense Department is starting the first agencywide financial audit in its history, Pentagon officials announced today. ..."
Obama Appointed Judge Mysteriously Recuses Himself From Michael Flynn Case
From A Legal Perspective, Mueller’s Investigation is Dead. Here’s Why
NICK JAMES, Attorney
"......Under federal law, a prosecutor is required “to disclose exculpatory and impeachment information to criminal defendants and to seek a just result in every case.” Specifically, pursuant to Giglio v. United States, prosecutors are obligated to provide defendants with impeachment evidence, which includes, according to the DOJ’s guidelines, evidence of a witness’s biases, “[a]nimosity toward defendant,” or “[a]nimosity toward a group of which the defendant is a member or with which the defendant is affiliated.” ....."
CFPB Reportedly Funneled Billions Into "Secret Democrat Slush Fund", Consultant Claims
"A consultant who worked with the highly politicized Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) claims the organization funneled a large portion of over $5 billion in collected penalties to "community organizers aligned with Democrats" as part of a giant slush fund, the Post reports.
[The CFPB] Funneled a large portion of the more than $5 billion in penalties collected from defendants to community organizers aligned with Democrats — “a slush fund by another name,” said a consultant who worked with CFPB on its Civil Penalty Fund and requested anonymity.
Created six years ago as the brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren and slipped into the Dodd Frank bill before it was passed by Congressional Democrats, the CFPB became one of the most powerful agencies in D.C., with the ability to exercise enormous power over the U.S. economy while its budget remained unencumbered by congressional oversight. As one Hill writer put it:
The problem is that this agency and its director were set up to be free from the control of the Congress. Congress’s fundamental obligation to oversee and fund such bureaus or agencies is short-circuited when it comes to the CFPB. In structuring it in the manner written by now-Sen. Warren (D-Mass.), the law abrogated the idea of a government by the people, for the people and of the people.
Instead, it established an autocratic and unaccountable power center for people of Warren’s ideological persuasion — those who view our market economy as an enemy that must be managed by a chosen few. The creation of the CFPB as a rogue agency with a dictatorial leader is one of the most significant acts of malfeasance perpetrated on the American constitutional system since the Sedition Acts of 1798.
The reins of the CFPB were handed over to Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney last week following the resignation of Director Richard Cordray, but not before Deputy Director Leandra English's unsuccessful attempt to block Mulvaney's appointment in a complaint filed against Trump and Mulvaley in a DC court. ....."
BUSTED: Elizabeth Warren’s CFPB Used Secret “Slush Fund” To Funnel Billions Into Left-Wing Causes
"Was the real reason behind Senator Elizabeth Warren’s outrage over Mick Mulvaney’s appointment as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) about her own political survival?
The New York Post’s Paul Sperry reports that the CFPB is engaged in a wide-variety of corruption.
Everything from amassing secret ledgers to using penalties to ‘launder,’ funds into left-wing causes. Of course, because the CFPB operates independently of the U.S. Government, a full audit of the agency’s balance sheet have never been done. This sad reality may very well change under Mulvaney’s leadership. ......"
I Believe Franken’s Accusers Because He Groped Me, Too
Bias on parade. Copy of the email is available in this article.
"Astonishing And Disturbing" Email Exposes Mueller Deputy As Anti-Trumper
"The rumblings that Special Counsel Mueller's Russia investigation is perilously compromised by political bias are about to grow a whole lot louder.
Just a couple of days after it was revealed that FBI veteran, Peter Strzok, was removed from Mueller's team due to the discovery of anti-Trump text messages exchanged with a colleague (whom he happened to be having an extra-marital affair with), and hours after the WSJ editorial board called for Mueller to step down for being "too conflicted", Judicial Watch has released emails obtained via FOIA that reveal another agent and a Mueller deputy, Andrew Weissmann, praising former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates' efforts to defy a direct order from President Trump on the enforcement of his travel ban executive order.
"I am so proud. And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects."
Trump Wins Enormously on Travel Ban as Supreme Court Allows President to Defend Sovereignty (vid)
Matt Lauer Might Lose His $9.2 Million New Zealand Ranch
"Former "Today" show host Matt Lauer had used his $25 million annual salary to secure quite a few plush homes over the years. But his firing from NBC amid reports of "inappropriate sexual behavior" could cost him a sheep and cattle farm along Lake Hawea in New Zealand.
Lauer and his wife had purchased the lease from the government this February, but his alleged misconduct may violate New Zealand’s behavior clause. According to the Overseas Investment Office, New Zealand requires all foreign investors to be “of good character,” and a government agency is now reviewing the agreement. ....."
"Gnomes Of Zurich" In Panic As Saudi Corruption Crackdown Sparks Flood Of Money Laundering Inquiries
Dismissed FBI Agent Is One Who Changed Hillary Email Scandal Language From "Grossly Negligent" To "Extremely Careless"
"....Alas, as it turns out, Strzok, who was blatantly exposed as a political hack by his own reckless text messages, also had a leading role in the Hillary email investigation. And wouldn't you know it, as CNN has apparently just discovered, Strzok not only held a leading role in that investigation but potentially single-handedly saved Hillary from prosecution by making the now-infamous change in Comey's final statement to describe her email abuses as "extremely careless" rather than the original language of "grossly negligent." .....
This brilliance from the same person that said about Obamacare "we have to pass it to see what's in it". How does she manage to get dressed and feed herself?
Most of all does anyone seriously listen to her anymore?
Pelosi: GOP tax proposal 'the worst bill in the history' of Congress
Kudos to Steven Hayward for coming up with so many good (don't click link if easily offended) ones every week!
My favorite - Hillary 2020 Tanned, Rested and Ready
THE WEEK IN PICTURES: GROPEPOCALYPSE EDITION
US quits UN global compact on migration, says it'll set its own policy
ABC News Suspends Brian Ross After Fake Bombshell Story
By: Peter Hasson
Source: Daily Caller
"ABC News has suspended anchor Brian Ross after having to correct what initially seemed to be a bombshell story on President Trump and former national security adviser Michael Flynn that sent markets tumbling.
The veteran newsman has a long history of erroneous reports.
“We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process,” the network said in a statement. “As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online.”
Ross, citing a single anonymous source, falsely reported that Flynn was prepared to testify that Trump ordered him to make contacts with the Russians during the campaign. ABC News later corrected the report, saying the still-unnamed source had “clarified” that Trump’s order took place after the election, during his administration’s transition phase into power. ....."
Who's going to get the "Fake News" award of the year?
ABC Makes "Epic Mistake", Retracts Bombshell Flynn Story
"Having caused chaos in financial markets briefly, set the liberal media on fire with 'I told you so's, and sparked a renewed round of #ImpeachTrump demands, ABC News issued a 'clarification' to their bombshell Flynn report that not only negates the entire story but provides President Trump with another round of ammunition to fire against the 'fake news' media.
Critically, ABC News reports, correcting their earlier report, that Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that Donald Trump directed him to contact the Russians as president-elect, not as a candidate.
Here is the full 'clarification'
During a live Special Report, ABC News reported that a confidant of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said Flynn was prepared to testify that then-candidate Donald Trump instructed him to contact Russian officials during the campaign.
That source later clarified that during the campaign, Trump assigned Flynn and a small circle of other senior advisers to find ways to repair relations with Russia and other hot spots.
It was shortly after the election, that President-elect Trump directed Flynn to contact Russian officials on topics that included working jointly against ISIS.
So to clarify - just as President Trump had stated, there was no contact with Russians during his time as a candidate but in fact it was in transition as he attempted to mend broken bridges with another world super-power in his role as president-elect - this in no way a criminal act at all. In fact, reaching out to foreign governments during transitions is standard procedure.
CNN is embarrassed... "
I hope more young adults who are fiscal conservatives run for office and win.
We only have to look at Venezuela as an example of 'don't do it that way'.
Millennial Hopes To Become Ohio’s Youngest Rep On Trumpist Platform
“I come from the middle class, and I believe that the middle class elected Donald Trump to president,” she told TheDC in a phone interview. “The people in Washington that are there now have not looked out for the best interests of the middle class and lower income Americans. They have absolutely fought for the elite in this country, and as somebody who waited tables for 15 years, when I met President Donald Trump as a candidate, and he took the time to listen to me and discuss issues with me and realize I had a valuable story to tell as a young legislator I knew he wasn’t your average politician.”
Dow Hits 24,000 as Growth Continues, also Trump Tax Plan Passes Senate
FBI Agent Who Supervised Trump-Russia Probe Reportedly Sent Anti-Trump Text Messages
San Francisco guilty verdict 12-01-17 (Ramirez)
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