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  • Judicial Watch: FBI Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House

    04/23/2019 2:13:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 23, 2019 | Press Room
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a senior FBI official admitted, in writing and under oath, that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the Executive Office of the President. The FBI also admitted nearly 49,000 Clinton server emails were reviewed as result of a search warrant for her material on the laptop of Anthony Weiner. E.W. (Bill) Priestap, assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, made the disclosure to Judicial Watch as part of court-ordered discovery into the Clinton email issue. U.S District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ordered Obama administration senior State...
  • DOJ inspector general confirms yearlong investigation into FISA abuse is still active

    03/22/2019 10:52:47 PM PDT · by KTM rider · 39 replies
    washington examiner ^ | March 21, 2019 09:45 PM | Jerry Dunleavy
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirmed Thursday his office is still investigating possible abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by the DOJ and FBI in their investigation into President Trump and associates of his 2016 campaignskipThe Trump-Russia investigation launched by the DOJ and the FBI would carry on into the special counsel investigation, which to this day is looking at Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Steele was being paid for his research by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was funded in part by the Clinton...
  • Weaponized Self-Pity, Part I: Divorce

    03/13/2019 8:55:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | March 12, 2019 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    Recently, I noticed my friend Leila Miller repeating online that she does not insist that people remain living with an abusive spouse. My inclination was to say, “Stop! You don’t need to say it again!” Around the same time, I noticed that I was about to repeat myself on a seemingly unrelated topic. I started thinking, “What exactly is going on here?” My answer: We are dealing with weaponized self-pity, not a good-faith question. Miller is the author of Primal Loss: The Now-Adult Children of Divorce Speak. She gives voice to the adult children whose lives were disrupted by their...
  • Clergy sex abuse has cost Catholic Church $3 billion in settlements

    03/13/2019 12:23:01 PM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Clergy sex abuse of children has rocked the Catholic Church not only in terms of trust and reputation, but also financially, to the tune of more than $3 billion, according to National Public Radio. The multibillion-dollar expense has gone to settlements in response to lawsuits filed by people abused by clergy, reports NPR. Nearly 20 Catholic dioceses and religious orders have filed for bankruptcy because of the scandals. An attorney whose firm represented abuse victims said that the money the church has paid because of the crisis is part of justice for those who suffered, though it hardly compensates for...
  • Ex-N.J. priest accused of sex abuse found shot to death in Nevada home

    A former New Jersey priest who had been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors was found dead in his Nevada home, and police are treating it as a homicide. The body of John Capparelli was found Saturday morning by police conducting a welfare check at his home in Henderson, about 15 miles south of Las Vegas. The Clark County Coroner's Office said Capparelli, 70, died from a single gunshot wound to the neck. His body was found in the kitchen, a spokesperson said. Police said they did not have a suspect at this time. Capparelli's name appeared on a list...
  • Shining a light on the Neverland of child sex abuse

    03/10/2019 2:47:05 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | March 9, 2019 | Editorial Board
    It is both harrowing and infinitely sad to see "Leaving Neverland" and "Surviving R. Kelly,"  two cable television documentaries about the crime of child sexual abuse, its perpetrators and victims. R. Kelly currently sits in a Chicago jail cell for failure to pay child support, while at the same time, years of allegations about his sexual abuse of underage girls, have finally caught up with him. The R&B star says he is unfairly accused and that his career has been ruined by the allegations. "Leaving Neverland" aired last week, profiling two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them when...
  • Church files on paedophile priests 'destroyed', cardinal admits

    02/24/2019 6:46:44 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 42 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 23 February 19 | news@thelocal.it @thelocalitaly
    A top Catholic cardinal admitted on Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others. "Files that could have documented the terrible deeds and named those responsible were destroyed, or not even created," German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said in a speech to a landmark Vatican summit on tackling paedophilia in the clergy. "Instead of the perpetrators, the victims were regulated and silence imposed on them. The stipulated procedures and processes for the prosecution of offences were deliberately not complied with, but instead cancelled...
  • Kerala rape case: Sis. Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sex abuse rampant in Church

    02/23/2019 6:22:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Firstpost ^ | February 21, 2019 | T K Devasia
    Full title: Kerala rape case: Sister Lucy, who protested against accused bishop, says sexual abuse is rampant in Church Religious women, priests and laymen who supported a nun after she filed a police complaint of rape against Jalandhar ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal, are being systematically targeted by the Catholic Church in Kerala. Nuns, who form the most vulnerable community in the Church, are facing most of this oppression. While five nuns who took to streets demanding the arrest of the bishop are being put under pressure and threatened, another nun who was an important witness in the case was harassed and tortured...
  • Confronting Government’s Revenue Addiction

    02/22/2019 4:01:08 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2019 | George Parry
    The law of civil forfeiture allows police and prosecutors to seize and keep cash, cars, homes, businesses and property of all kinds without ever criminally charging or convicting the owners. As originally conceived, it was to be a deterrent by which law enforcement would transfer the ill-gotten gains of crime to the public treasury. But, as so often happens with governmental power, it has transmuted over the years into a semi-criminal operation in and of itself. In 2014, Chris Sourovelis’ son was arrested for selling $40 worth of drugs. Three weeks later, the Philadelphia police forcibly evicted the entire Sourovelis...
  • 20 years, 700 victims: Southern Baptist sexual abuse spreads as leaders resist reforms

    02/16/2019 9:05:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    houstonchronicle.com ^ | Feb. 10, 2019 | Robert Downen, Lise Olsen, and John Tedesco
    Thirty-five years later, Debbie Vasquez's voice trembled as she described her trauma to a group of Southern Baptist leaders. She was 14, she said, when she was first molested by her pastor in Sanger, a tiny prairie town an hour north of Dallas. It was the first of many assaults that Vasquez said destroyed her teenage years and, at 18, left her pregnant by the Southern Baptist pastor, a married man more than a dozen years older. In June 2008, she paid her way to Indianapolis, where she and others asked leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention and its 47,000...
  • Pope acknowledges priests, bishops have sexually abused nuns

    02/05/2019 12:12:45 PM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Nicole Winfield
    Pope Francis has for the first time publicly acknowledged the scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns and says he is committed to doing more to fight the problem. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Francis noted that Pope Benedict XVI had taken action against a France-based order after some of its religious sisters had been reduced to "sexual slavery" at the hands of the priest who founded the order and other priests. "Should we do something more? Yes. Is there the will? Yes. But it's a path that we have already begun," Francis said while returning home from the United...
  • Sidney Powell -Mueller's 'poster boy (Andrew Weissmann) for prosecutorial misconduct'

    01/28/2019 1:59:22 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 36 replies
    mikehuckabee.com ^ | 28 January 2019 | Mike Hukabee
    Video, only (12 minutes) Sidney Powell (author of License to Lie) on Robert Mueller's 'poster boy (Andrew Weissmann) for prosecutorial misconduct'
  • FISA shocker: DOJ official warned Steele dossier was connected to Clinton, might be biased

    01/16/2019 6:10:22 PM PST · by bitt · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/16/2019 | john Solomon
    When the annals of mistakes and abuses in the FBI’s Russia investigation are finally written, Bruce Ohr almost certainly will be the No. 1 witness, according to my sources. The then-No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier, explicitly cautioning that the British intelligence operative’s work was opposition research connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased. Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later...
  • Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

    01/06/2019 8:05:27 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/news ^ | 1/4/2/19 | Justin Huggler
    A German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The real scandal is that the Catholic church hasn’t distinguished itself from the rest of society.” A study commissioned by the German Bishops Conference and published last year found that more than 3,600 children were sexually abused by Catholic clergy in Germany between 1946 and...
  • Here Are 2 Ways Trump Can Help Americans Move From Food Stamps to Work

    12/20/2018 12:16:36 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jamie Bryan Hall
    President Donald Trump has an opportunity to do what Congress should be doing, but isn’t: Help Americans who are on food stamps transition to work.The farm bill—which reauthorizes the foods stamp program for five years—would have been a prime opportunity for Congress to enhance work requirements. Under current law, certain work-capable adults must work 20 or more hours per week, participate in a supervised job search or training, or volunteer in their communities in order to receive food stamps.Most food stamp recipients are exempt from these requirements. These include people over 50 years old, the disabled, and minor children and...
  • More than 500 priests accused of sexual abuse not yet publicly identified by Catholic Church,

    12/20/2018 9:02:00 AM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/20/2018 | Elvia Malagon
    A scathing report from Attorney General Lisa Madigan finds the number of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse against children in Illinois is much higher than previously acknowledged. The report said accusations have been leveled against 690 priests, while Catholic officials have publicly identified only 185 clergy with credible allegations against them.
  • Jesuits name priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children, including in D.C. area

    12/17/2018 11:49:46 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/17/2018 | Julie Zauzmer
    The Maryland Province Jesuits, a Catholic religious order with priests serving throughout the Washington area and across eight states, released a list Monday of priests in the order who have been credibly accused of abusing children since the 1950s. The list includes five living Jesuits, three who left the order, and five who have died. “We are deeply sorry for the harm we have caused to victims and their families. We also apologize for participating in the harm that abuse has done to our Church, a Church that we love and that preaches God’s care for all, especially the most...
  • Feds knew man had child porn, but couldn't make a case. 4 years later, he molested a toddler.

    12/14/2018 3:15:55 AM PST · by csvset · 16 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 13 Dec 2018 | Scott Daugherty
    Four years before a Portsmouth man molested a toddler on camera to gain special access to child pornography websites, the FBI was hot on his trail, according to court documents. In 2012, agents had downloaded “numerous” photos from Dashawn Webster's IP address, a federal prosecutor explained. But then the 17-year-old moved to New Jersey before a Norfolk-based agent could interview him, “and there was no resolution to the matter,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Yusi wrote. Webster, now 23, was sentenced Thursday to more than 24 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. It is unclear exactly what happened with...
  • California Democratic lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty: report

    12/12/2018 2:16:16 AM PST · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    https://www.foxnews.com ^ | Dec 11 2018 | Amy Lieu
    Democratic California state lawmaker Joaquin Arambula was arrested Monday on suspicion of misdemeanor child cruelty, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. The arrest came after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School discovered an injury on a child who came into an office Monday afternoon, Dyer said. He did not describe the injury or Arambula's relationship to the child. He was cited for willful cruelty to a child. The Fresno Bee reported that police spoke to the alleged victim prior to the arrest. Fred Vanderhoof, the Fresno County Republican Party chairman, in a press release called on the California Democrat Party...
  • NBA dancers reveal decades-long culture of 'brainwashing,' unfair pay and eating disorders

    12/10/2018 1:09:15 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 10, 2018 | Abby Haglage
    Of all the things that Lauren Herington remembers about her year as an NBA dancer, it’s the broom closet that rattles her most. “My coach would make me sit in there before games and think about if I was doing everything to be able to lose weight,” Lauren, a dancer for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2013 to 2014, recalls for Yahoo Lifestyle. “You know, basically like a child in time-out.” When her coach thought she looked “questionable” weight-wise, Lauren says, she’d instruct the dancer to put on her spandex uniform in order to perform a “jiggle test” in front of...