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  • Oh, About That IG ‘Wrongfully’ Fired by Mike Pompeo; Turns out Dems May Want to Hold Their Fire

    05/19/2020 8:26:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies
    red state ^ | 5/19/2020 | elizabeth vaughn
    On Friday, it was reported that State Department Inspector General Steve Linick had been fired. Immediately, the left pounced calling it “an unlawful act of retaliation.” The story was that Linick was conducting an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for asking subordinates to run personal errands for him and his wife. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY) said, “I have learned that the Office of the Inspector General had opened an investigation into Secretary Pompeo. Mr. Linick’s firing amid such a probe strongly suggests that this is an unlawful act of retaliation.” House Democrats may want to hold their fire...
  • Merkel Pushes E.U. 'Global Government' Role: The World Needs More Europe.....

    06/18/2020 5:04:43 AM PDT · by caww · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/18/2020 | SIMON KENT
    Merkel outlined her objectives Thursday for Germany’s forthcoming 6-month presidency of the EU, saying a more Global role and Enhanced International Governance are a way forward. This is not the first time Merkel has touted an E.U. global role...Her simple solution remains: more E.U. in more places more often. The presidency of the Council of the European Union passes among member states on a rotating basis and lasts for a six-month period, with Germany taking the role from July 1 until the end of the year.
  • Top Democrats introduce bill to stop Trump's Germany withdrawal

    06/18/2020 8:42:43 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 18 2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    A pair of top Democrats has introduced a bill aimed at blocking President Trump’s plan to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from Germany. The bill, introduced by Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and House Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) in their respective chambers, would prohibit funding to implement a withdrawal in Europe unless several conditions are met. “The current U.S. troop presence in Germany is in the U.S. national security interest. Full stop,” Menendez said in a statement. “The administration has made no effort to explain how our country is stronger because of this...
  • Mike Pompeo blames Bob Menendez over IG firing controversy

    05/20/2020 10:18:03 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 20, 2020
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he didn’t retaliate against Steve Linick when he asked President Trump to fire him as State Department inspector general — and that New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is to blame for stoking controversy about the move. Pompeo accused Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, during a Wednesday press conference at the State Department. “This is all coming through the office of Senator Menendez,” Pompeo said. “I don’t get my ethics guidance from a man who was criminally prosecuted — case number 15-155, New Jersey federal district court. A man for...
  • Democrats launch investigation into 'unprecedented' firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

    05/16/2020 2:53:14 PM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    Democrats announced that they are beginning an investigation into President Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey made the announcement on Saturday, a day after Linick’s removal. The lawmakers requested all records about Linick’s firing from the White House, the State Department, and the State Department Office of Inspector General by next Friday.
  • Top GOP Senators Dismiss Bolton Allegation That Trump Sought Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

    01/27/2020 2:09:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/27/2020 | BY ZACHARY STIEBER
    Top Republican senators dismissed leaked details from former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book, saying the allegations were not new.“There’s nothing new here. It does seem to be an effort to sell books,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, told reporters in Washington on Monday.“The basic dynamic of the obligation of the House to take the time they have to put a case together doesn’t change. I don’t think it changes any fundamental information, nor does it change the basic case that the House has to put the case together,” added Sen. Roy...
  • Bob Menendez: You're Damn Right I'm Going to Take Your (Toy) AR-15 Away

    11/21/2019 1:26:39 PM PST · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21/2019 | Stephen Green
    You know what the problem is with toys these days? They're just too much fun. But don't you worry, because Senator Bob Menendez (D-Somehow Acquitted) is all over it. The New Jersey Democrat, along with fellow busybodies Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are "urging action" from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on the vital issue of toy guns that look cool. They demand that federal regulators "issue new, stricter controls on toy, imitation, air and BB guns" because the existing regulations allow for toy guns that don't look totally dorky. Except... they already do look totally dorky. As...
  • Vox Shock: Donald Trump Rejects State Department Advice on Migration

    11/08/2019 6:30:10 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    Breitbart - Politics ^ | 11-7-2019 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump spurned the advice of establishment diplomats as he fought to implement his campaign promises, according to a report by Vox. The November 7 article described the elected president’s decision to ignore the self-serving view of agency officials: Senior State Department officials and career diplomats repeatedly warned the Trump administration that taking away legal protections for [400,000 migrants] from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti would put national security, foreign relations, and the immigrants’ American-born children at risk, according to internal State Department documents. But Trump did it anyway — and concerns about the 2020 election appear to have...
  • How Baghdadi's Death Reveals Trump's Clever Syria Strategy

    10/28/2019 6:18:51 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 28 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | Oct 28, 2019 | Joseph Klein
    U.S. president outsmarts Putin -- leaves him with Syria headaches as U.S. withdraws. According to conventional thinking, President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northeast Syria opened the door to a resurgence of ISIS. “Make no mistake, President Trump ignores the national security threat posed by ISIS at our nation’s peril,” Senator Bob Menendez, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said last week. How foolish Senator Menendez and his fellow critics look now after President Trump announced on Sunday that a special operations raid, which he had approved and closely monitored, resulted in the cowardly death...
  • Pro-Life U.S. Diplomat Resigns After Deep State Attacks

    10/24/2019 8:13:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | October 24, 2019 | Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D.
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 24 (C-Fam) The State Department’s top official for UN affairs will retire next month after five decades of public service, beginning as a combat-decorated Marine, and including U.S. ambassador to the UN in Geneva. His departure comes after an internal campaign against him by career staffers, propelled by the left-wing media, Democrats in Congress, and the State Department’s inspector general. The campaign against assistant secretary of state Kevin Moley, and his senior advisor, Mari Stull, began shortly after he was called out of retirement to assume his responsibilities in April 2018. Emblematic of the poor state of...
  • New Jersey Senator Menendez Wants Beachgoers Protected From Flying Umbrellas

    07/29/2019 4:30:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    CBS PHILLY ^ | 29 JULY 2019 | AP
    MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s senior U.S. senator wants federal officials to take more aggressive action to protect beachgoers from wind-swept beach umbrellas. Bob Menendez held a news conference Monday in Manasquan to once again call on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to improve its regulations and develop an aggressive campaign to educate beachgoers on the dangers the umbrellas can pose if they’re not properly staked in the sand.
  • TPS for Venezuela? [Update]

    07/22/2019 4:29:43 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | 06 March 2019 | Dan Cadman
    Update as of July 22, 2019: The House is expected to vote on H.R. 549 soon. The bill is being sponsored by 29 Democrats and three Republicans....Two bills, one each in the House and Senate, have been introduced that would legislatively mandate a grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Venezuelans. They are, respectively, H.R. 549, introduced by Rep. Darren Soto (D-Fla.), and S. 636, introduced by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
  • C. Pelosi warns it's 'quite likely that some of our faves are implicated' in 'horrific' Epstein<tr>

    07/07/2019 11:26:50 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 07 2019 | Gregg Re
    Christine Pelosi warns it's 'quite likely that some of our faves are implicated' in 'horrific' Epstein case Christine Pelosi, a Democratic National Committee official and daughter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, warned conspicuously on Saturday evening that it is "quite likely that some of our faves are implicated" in the "horrific" sex-trafficking case against politically connected financier Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein is due in court following his sudden arrest Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations dating to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. He has been accused of paying underage girls for massages and sexually...
  • Dems pushing to ban the most highly regulated firearm accessory there is: Suppressors

    06/25/2019 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/25/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Some of the usuals anti-gun suspects in the Senate have proposed new legislation that would ban suppressors following a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., in which the perpetrator a handgun fitted with the device. But the problem is, this particular accessory is already one of the most regulated by the federal government. The Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act is being introduced by Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez (NJ), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Richard Blumenthal (CA) and Tim Kaine (VA), all of whom claim — wrongly — that suppressors are ‘silencers’ in the true sense of the word and that as...
  • Frustrated GOP senators want answers from Trump on Iran

    05/15/2019 7:39:35 PM PDT · by be-baw · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Frustrated Senate Republicans say the Trump administration has largely kept them in the dark about a possible military confrontation with Iran. What GOP lawmakers already know, however, has them on edge. Trump has deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, a Patriot missile defense battery and an Air Force bomber task force to the Middle East, while the State Department has ordered a partial evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. A few legislators have received briefings, but many can only guess at the extent of the threat and where a ramp up in combat forces may lead. “I don’t think...
  • Obama WH Tied Clinton Email Cover-Up [Weekly Update]

    05/11/2019 9:46:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 10, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    The Obama White House Tracked a FOIA Request for Clinton Emails Why Is Qatar Funding Texas A&M, a Public University? Holdover Obama Appointee Fires Journalists Over Soros Report The Obama White House Tracked a FOIA Request for Clinton Emails We now have further evidence that the Obama White was in on the lies about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email use. In late April we announced that E.W. (Bill) Priestap , assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, had admitted in writing and under oath that the agency found Clinton email records in the Obama White House, specifically, the...
  • Mississippi flag ordered out of park near Statue of Liberty [by NJ governor Murphy]

    04/26/2019 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 26, 2019 | Mike Catalini
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday ordered that the Mississippi flag, which carries a Confederate emblem, be replaced by the American flag at a state park that overlooks the Statue of Liberty. Murphy ordered the removal of Mississippi’s flag from a display of each state’s flag at Liberty State Park, a preserve of more than 1,200 acres in Jersey City that overlooks Ellis Island and Lady Liberty. Murphy is a first-term Democrat and a self-styled progressive who regularly cited the Emma Lazarus poem at the statue’s base that invites immigrants to America. New Jersey, he said, is rooted in...
  • Multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring smashed by Jersey City police, 11 arrested

    03/28/2019 4:06:47 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 28, 2019
    A highly organized multimillion-dollar shoplifting ring has been smashed after a 14-month investigation, Jersey City Police Department leaders announced a new conference Thursday afternoon. Deputy Police Chief Mark Miller said that 11 people were arrested, including two of the ring’s leaders, in the JCPD Special Investigations Unit’s Operation Bag and Boost. A dozen more have been charged but are not yet in custody. Police recovered $3 million in stolen goods -- all from chain-store pharmacies and a beauty supplies store -- and froze $4.5 million from two bank accounts, Miller said. Miller said the stolen items were placed on the...
  • Menendez announces bill to help struggling parents and cut child poverty

    03/26/2019 10:13:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | March 26, 2019
    Legislation aimed to help struggling families and cut child poverty by nearly 40 percent was announced by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez at a Union City press conference Monday. “The American Family Act is the kind of bold action we need to give more low-income children, and especially children of color, a fighting chance of making it into the middle class,” the senator said in the playground of Union City Day Care Center on 47th Street. “We pay both a heavy moral and economic price for leaving too many children behind,” Menendez said while standing in front of dozens of young...
  • Rubio, Menendez request probe into administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia

    03/16/2019 8:07:25 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/15/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN -
    Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Thursday called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Trump administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia amid reports that senior White House officials pushed for the sale of nuclear technology to Riyadh. "We request that GAO conduct an urgent review of [the Department of Energy's] interactions with Saudi Arabia regarding nuclear cooperation, how it has coordinated with or involved other relevant agencies, particularly the State Department, and the specific initiatives or proposals for nuclear cooperation that have been presented or discussed in those interactions," the senators wrote in a...