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  • Pres. Trump's Speech to UN 72nd General Assembly - full text - Sept 19 2017

    09/19/2017 11:28:31 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 45 replies ^ | Sept 19 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    September 19, 2017 The full text of President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly can be found here: The full video of President Donald J. Trump’s speech to the United Nations 72nd General Assembly can be found here:
  • Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested on charges of leaking top secret information to report

    10/09/2019 11:10:16 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 49 replies ^ | 109/19 | Dan Mangan
    Defense Intelligence Agency worker arrested on charges of leaking top secret information to reporters An employee of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on federal charges that he leaked classified information, including details of a foreign country’s weapons systems, to two reporters in 2018 and this year.The worker, Henry Kyle Frese, 30, held top-secret clearance at the DIA.The Justice Department said that it appears that Frese and one of the reporters “were involved in a romantic relationship for some or all of that period of time” in which Frese allegedly leaked the information. A counter-terrorism analyst for the U.S....
  • Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins

    09/30/2019 1:48:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 115 replies
    NYT ^ | 09/30/19 | Mark Mazzetti and Katie Benner
    The discussion was another instance of the president using American diplomacy for potential personal gain. President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House restricted access to the call’s transcript to a small group of the president’s aides, one of the officials said, an unusual decision that is similar to the handling of a July call with the Ukrainian president that...
  • Graham calls out NY Times report saying Trump 'pressed' Aussie PM

    09/30/2019 11:14:41 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 30 2019 | Victor Garcia
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized a report by the New York Times that claimed President Trump "pressed" the prime minister of Australia for information to discredit the probe conducted by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, calling it an "effort" to shut down Attorney General William Barr's investigation. "This New York Times article about Barr talking to Australia is the beginning of an effort to shut down Barr's investigation to find out how this whole thing started," Graham said on "Hannity" Monday. A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that Barr asked Trump to make introductions to foreign countries...
  • Andrew P. Bakaj, the Whistleblower’s Lawyer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    09/28/2019 10:54:34 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies
    HEAVY ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Emily Bicks
    Andrew P. Bakaj is the lawyer representing the whistleblower who came forward with information about President Donald Trump and his conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about an investigation into 2020 democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The whistleblower’s intel, which has now been turned over to Congress confidentially, pushed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump on September 24, 2019. Lead counsel on this high-profile case is the 36-year-old Bakaj, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, who now works as the founding & managing partner of Compass Rose Legal...
  • Italy's prime minister announces resignation

    08/20/2019 7:59:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 35 replies
    sky | 9/20/2019 | sky news
    Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced he will resign after his populist government lost the support of a key coalition member. Mr Conte accused Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League party, of trying to ruin the ruling coalition for personal and political gain, risking financial instability for Italy.
  • US House panel taps defunct startup for Facebook files

    10/03/2019 7:21:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 10/03/19 | Staff
    A U.S. congressional committee has requested a trove of internal Facebook documents that the company’s critics say will demonstrate how the social media giant unfairly leveraged its market dominance to crush or absorb competitors. The request by the House Judiciary Committee comes amid a flurry of new antitrust investigations of technology giants, including ones by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. At issue here is a cache of internal Facebook documents unearthed in a case brought by Six4Three, a defunct startup whose founders have waged a bitter four-year legal battle with the social network. In a nine-page Sept....
  • Here’s What Happened When Reid Hoffman and Other Tech Bigwigs Went to the Vatican to Talk Morality

    10/02/2019 6:28:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/26/19 | Eric J. Lyman
    Ask Internet entrepreneur and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Reid Hoffman how he decides which companies to invest in, and he’ll tell you he has a simple litmus test to determine whether to give the idea a closer look. “I want to invest in companies that play to one or more of the seven deadly sins,” Hoffman said. For those a bit rusty, those sins would be: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Hoffman, best known as co-founder of LinkedIn, says the business-professional networking-platform most embodies the deadly sin of greed. “In the end, LinkedIn is helping someone earn...
  • Adam Schiff ‘Could Have Been More Clear’ About Contact with ‘Whistleblower’

    10/02/2019 6:30:06 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/02/2019 | Joel Pollak
    An official with the House Intelligence Committee was forced to clarify Chairman Adam Schiff’s remarks on Sep. 17 that “[w]e have not spoken directly with the whistleblower” in light of evidence the committee had done so.
  • Schiff Staffer Made August Visit for Think Tank Backed by Hunter Biden’s Old Employer

    09/30/2019 1:56:27 PM PDT · by Sons of Union Vets · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept. 30, 2019 | Aaron Klein
    A staffer for Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence took a trip to Ukraine last month sponsored and organized by the Atlantic Council think tank. The Atlantic Council is funded by and routinely works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. The Schiff staffer, Thomas Eager, is also currently one of 19 fellows at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship, a bipartisan program that says it “educates congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region.” Eager’s trip to Ukraine last month was...
  • Hillary Clinton Mocks Americans From Abroad – Poses For Picture at Art Exhibit Displaying emails

    09/11/2019 7:04:11 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 72 replies
    GP ^ | 09/11/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Hillary Clinton visited an art exhibit in Venice, Italy this week which displayed 60,000 pages of her ’emails’ she sent over her private server. The artist, Kenneth Goldsmith, printed up 60,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails that somehow managed to survive her BleachBit spree and called the exhibit, “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails.” “Donald Trump said, ‘Where are her emails? Lock her up!’ And I said, ‘You know what? Here they are, and there’s really nothing to them.’ It’s kind of an anti-monument,” Goldsmith told artnet News. “Trump literally made a mountain out of a molehill.” Hillary mocked Americans and...
  • Attorney General Bill Barr Visits Italy on “Official Business”?

    09/29/2019 5:00:48 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 65 replies ^ | 9/28/19 | sundance
    First, the context… On Thursday night Carl Bernstein said: William Barr is preparing to deliver “evidence of a deep state conspiracy.” Bernstein’s statement followed on the heels of Chairman Jerry Nadler proclaiming: “The President dragged the Attorney General into this mess,” [Nadler wrote on Twitter after the transcript was released]. “At a minimum, AG Barr must recuse himself until we get to the bottom of this matter.” Then on Friday during an interview on MSNBC Morning Joe, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said AG William Barr had “gone rogue” in his efforts to protect President Trump. Amid the newly visible sense...
  • Donald Trump, enemy of the globalists

    09/28/2019 4:51:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, September 27, 2019 | heryl K. Chumley
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: President Donald Trump, in a closed-door event in New York City, some of which was captured on video by Bloomberg, told attendees — mostly U.S. diplomats — that he couldn’t understand why “people are afraid” to call out the far-leftist visions of the far-leftist factions who are using deceptive far-left messages to tear down hist administration and, along the way, by logical extension, the whole limited government structure of the American government. Well, heck, that’s an easy answer. Here’s why: Because nobody wants to be put through the same ringer that Trump’s being put through. Right? Either that, or...
  • Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge

    09/27/2019 1:49:05 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 176 replies
    the federalist ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 | Sean Davis
    The intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings, raising questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting. The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed...
  • Michael Flynn’s Former Partner Acquitted On All Counts By Judge In Eastern Virginia Court

    09/24/2019 6:45:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies ^ | September 24, 2019 | Sara Cartger
    In a stunning move, a judge in the Eastern District of Virginia overturned the conviction of ex-business partner of former National Security Advisor Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Bijan Rafiekian, Tuesday who was charged earlier this year with undisclosed lobbying that prosecutors claimed was to ensure the extradition of a Muslim cleric living in the United States back to his homeland of Turkey. Judge Anthony Trenga, who oversaw the case, stated in his 39 page acquittal decision that the evidence presented to the jury was insufficient to prove any type of conspiracy and based mainly on hearsay. He noted in...
  • Republicans and Democrats clash during rare FISA hearing on Capitol Hill

    09/20/2019 3:15:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 21 replies ^ | 9/20/19 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Republicans and Democrats clashed during a rare congressional hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act as the reauthorization deadline for key surveillance powers looms. The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday focused on a number of powers granted to the Justice Department, the FBI, and the National Security Agency under the USA Freedom Act in 2015 that are set to expire in December, hearing from witnesses from the DOJ, the FBI, and the NSA. Republicans and Democrats generally seemed in agreement about the importance of empowering the agencies to monitor lone wolf terrorists and to conduct roving wiretaps on potential terrorists...
  • Trump: Reports Of Alleged Improper Conversation With Foreign Leader Are 'Ridiculous'

    09/20/2019 1:16:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | September 20, 201911:57 AM ET | Brian Naylor
    Updated at 2:11 p.m. ET President Trump blamed "a political hack job" for reports that a whistleblower has charged he had an improper conversation with a foreign leader. The Washington Post on Friday reported that the conversation in question involves Ukraine. Trump dismissed the reporting as a "ridiculous story" and said he did not know the identity of the whistleblower, "but I hear it's a partisan person." Trump said it was a "totally appropriate conversation. It was actually a beautiful conversation," although he did not specify with whom. Asked if he mentioned former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe...
  • Charlie Crist endorses Biden

    09/19/2019 5:41:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2019 05:40 PM | Zachary Halaschak |
    Former Florida governor and Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy for president. Crist, who was a Republican while serving as governor from 2007 to 2011, said that Biden has the ability to appeal to “independent and disaffected Republicans” needed to win Florida in a race against President Trump, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Joe Biden’s record of getting things done speaks for itself,” Crist said in a Thursday statement. “He has always put the American people above party lines and will continue to as President.” “We need a president whose objective at the end...
  • Authorities urge women who may be linked to fetal remains found at abortion doctor's home to come...

    09/19/2019 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | SEPT. 19, 2019 | Vandana Rambaran | Fox News
    FULL TITLE: Authorities urge women who may be linked to fetal remains found at abortion doctor's home to come forward Authorities are urging women who may have had an abortion performed on them by an Indiana doctor who kept more than 2,000 fetal remains at his Illinois home to come forward if they feel that they could have a link to the remains. Will County Sherrif Mike Kelley said Thursday that the 2,246 fetal remains would be turned over to the Indiana Attorney General's Office for further investigation. "What we're looking for is to work with Indiana authorities to find...
  • Political Donor Ed Buck Arrested After Third Man Overdoses at His House

    09/18/2019 8:46:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 33 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 09-18-19 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Ed Buck, a donor to the Democrats, was arrested late Sept. 17 after a third man overdosed at his home in California. Buck, 65, was charged with operating a drug house, battery causing serious injury, and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who suffered a drug overdose last week, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said Buck injected the victim with meth at his apartment in West Hollywood on Sept. 11. The man overdosed but survived.