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  • The Press Abets a Coverup

    08/18/2018 12:00:36 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    The two biggest shoes are yet to drop in the 2016 investigations. We still don’t know the origins and back story of the intercepted Russian intelligence document that was pivotal in James Comey’s unprecedented, ill-advised and possibly decisive (according to numerous Democratic and independent election analysts) interventions in the presidential race. Depending on what report you credit, the information was false, it was planted by the Russians, or it accurately indicated an illegal conspiracy to obstruct justice by the Clinton campaign and Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch. If it was a Russian fabrication, then Mr. Comey was spoofed by the...
  • Judge halts full DACA restart

    08/18/2018 11:52:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 18, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal judge who had ordered the government to restart the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty in full backed off his decision Friday and said the government does not, after all, have to begin accepting brand new applications. Judge John D. Bates acknowledged the legal mess that’s arisen around DACA and said he didn’t want to make it worse, so he issued a partial stay of his own ruling. That means that while illegal immigrant “Dreamers” who already have had DACA protections can apply for renewals, no brand new applicants can apply to start the process. Judge Bates also delayed part...
  • White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

    08/18/2018 11:34:26 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 10 replies
    New Yack Times ^ | 8/18/2018 | By Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman
    WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have learned of otherwise, according to a dozen current and former White House officials and others briefed on the matter. In at least three voluntary interviews with investigators that totaled 30 hours over the past nine months, Mr. McGahn described the president’s furor toward the Russia investigation and the ways in which he urged Mr. McGahn to respond...
  • REVOKING SECURITY CLEARANCE: THE EASY WAY OUT

    08/18/2018 11:21:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    WND ^ | August 18,2018 | LARRY KLAYMAN
    Really, admiral! Apparently, you conveniently forgot to mention that Brennan voted for a communist for president, is rumored to have converted to Islam and reportedly had a prayer rug in his CIA office. Good fit for a CIA director, don’t you think? To make matters much worse, not just Edward Snowden but an NSA/CIA/FBI contractor whistleblower client I once represented revealed to a number of so-called government authorities that Brennan, along with James Clapper, were the primary persons who authorized and then carried out mass surveillance by the CIA and NSA, also with FBI involvement, against hundreds of millions of...
  • Police release body camera footage of Denver mayor's son's expletive-laden outburst at cop

    08/18/2018 11:03:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    | Fox News ^ | August 17,2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    The full body camera footage of a traffic stop in March that showed the son of the Denver mayor threatening a cop’s job and cursing at him has been released. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 22-year-old son, Jordan, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, FOX 31 reports. A bodycam video of the encounter showed Hancock's immediate anger toward Officer Paul McClendon. He told the cop to pick up the pace and write him a speeding ticket, though the officer warned it wouldn’t be quick because Jordan didn’t have...
  • Weekly Update: Five More Classified Emails on Clinton’s Unsecure System

    08/18/2018 10:39:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Five More Classified Emails on Clinton’s Unsecure System Another Body Blow to Mueller’s Credibility ISIS Militant Released after FBI Intervention Surfaces in A Jail Five More Classified Emails on Clinton’s Unsecure System Do you think we’ve heard the end of Hillary Clinton’s email escapades? Don’t count on it. More than three years ago, on May 6, 2015, we sued the State Department (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687)) after it failed to respond to our FOIA request seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as...
  • Demise of print newspapers may have far-reaching consequences for communities and the nation

    08/18/2018 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 18, 2018 | Richard Benedetto
    For those of us who still love getting our news from newspapers, those inky, crinkly, thin sheets of wood pulp you hold in your hands and read, these indeed are sad times. Print newspapers, thanks in large part to the meteoric rise of smartphones and online and social media, are in serious decline. [Snip] Many media analysts believe it won’t be long before print newspapers disappear. If it happens, they in large part will be devoured by a voracious horde of online and social media, many of which have little respect for the notion that the first function of news...
  • SHELLPOINT REPRESENTATIVE ADMITS UNDER OATH THAT MERS IS NOT THE BENEFICIARY OF A DOT

    08/18/2018 9:26:18 AM PDT · by RideForever · 34 replies
    Foreclosure Defense Nationwide ^ | July 26, 2018 | Jeff Barnes, Esq., www.ForeclosureDefenseNationwide.com
    Today, during a deposition of the designated representative of the Bank of New York as Trustee for a Countrywide CWMBS securitization, the representative (who is an attorney and employee of the servicer Shellpoint) admitted under oath that MERS is not the true beneficiary of a Deed of Trust (DOT) despite claiming to do so, as the Beneficiary is the lender and MERS is not and was never the lender. The representative also admitted that the Substitution of Trustee filed by a law Firm and signed by Shellpoint (as a dba of New Penn Financial) contained a false statement that the...
  • A Saudi War-Crime in Yemen? Analysing the Dahyan Bombing

    08/18/2018 8:29:08 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Cruickshank
    At just after 8:20 in the morning on the 9th of August, a bomb dropped from a Saudi-led Coalition plane struck a busy market area in the center of Dahyan, in Saada Governorate, Yemen. The bomb impacted close to the middle of the main road through the town, causing massive civilians casualties. Tragically, most of these casualties came from a single bus carrying students aged as young as 6 on a religious field trip. Local health officials put the final death toll at 54, including 44 children. The death toll is backed up by significant amounts of video evidence showing...
  • The Constitutional Right to a Security Clearance

    08/18/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 31 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Thursday evening I kept my regular date with "Tucker Carlson Tonight", talking about, of course, the removal of John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan, a man psychologically unfit to be either CIA director or "former CIA director", is now the darling of the left - the people's spook, on whose behalf Senator Blumenthal is arguing that America's founders had cannily foreseen the need for a security clearance. Click here to watch: Incidentally, that New York Times column by Brennan bears the headline "President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash". The only evidence the ex-Director of Central Intelligence adduces to...
  • Abuse survivor calls for Cardinal Wuerl's resignation: 'He's criminally responsible'

    08/18/2018 5:01:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WTTG ^ | 8/18/18 | Cori Coffen
    Two days after Cardinal Donald Wuerl sat down exclusively with FOX 5, others are coming forward to refute the Archbishop of Washington’s claims that he did everything he could to protect victims within the Catholic Church.A growing number of people are also calling for Wuerl’s resignation, including David Lorenz, the Maryland director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP.Lorenz tells FOX 5 he had direct and one-on-one interactions with Cardinal Wuerl, who was not receptive to Lorenz’s requests on handling victims in the church.“I wanted him to develop a support group that survivors could come...
  • Jerry Brown’s clemency: 18 convicted murderers serving life without parole will go free

    08/17/2018 9:39:10 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 52 replies
    SFgate | August 17, 2018 | Pete Fimrite
    Eighteen people serving life without the possibility of parole sentences for murder in California will be set free after Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to commute their sentences. The 18 are among 31 prisoners granted clemency and 36 ex-convicts pardoned by the governor on Friday. ***. Those who won commutations included Kimberly LaBore, who has served 20 years for participating in the slayings of two men in Santa Cruz while she was high on methamphetamines. Among those who had their life-without-parole sentences commuted were Virgil Eugene Holt, who gunned down his supervisor at an Alameda County fast food restaurant in 1989...
  • 12 ex-intel officials slam Trump for 'ill-considered and unprecedented' action against Brennan

    08/17/2018 8:08:52 PM PDT · by kevao · 136 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Twelve former senior intelligence officials issued a statement late Thursday criticizing President Trump’s “ill-considered and unprecedented” decision to strip former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.
  • HUD Hits Facebook With Administrative Complaint, Alleging Housing Discrimination

    08/17/2018 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM | By Ian Lopez |
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hit Facebook Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the social media company’s advertising tools enable those managing property to discriminate in housing. Filed on Aug. 14, HUD’s administrative complaint alleges that both the social media company’s ad targeting tools and user classification enable the limitation of ad audiences on characteristics “outright prohibited” by the Federal Housing Administration, said the government’s formal statement of interest. Among the grounds on which Facebook is alleged to have allowed discrimination are “sex, religion, familial status, and natural origin, and pretexts for protected characteristics.”
  • Alleged Santa Cruz MS-13 members charged with racketeering, murder

    08/17/2018 6:21:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    KION ^ | August 17, 2018
    A dozen alleged members of an MS-13 gang in Santa Cruz have been accused in a revised indictment by a federal grand jury in San Jose of charges including murder, drug trafficking and racketeering.
  • Mark Warner to Introduce Amendment to Block Trump From “Arbitrarily Revoking Security Clearances”

    08/17/2018 6:13:58 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 77 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 17, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Original Title: Corrupt Democrat Senator Mark Warner to Introduce Amendment to Block Trump From “Arbitrarily Revoking Security Clearances” ....Snip.... The fake news media and Democrats said President Trump revoking Brennan’s security clearance is an effort to suppress freedom of speech–having a security clearance is a privilege, not a right, but that didn’t stop the left from spreading propaganda. On Friday, Vice Chair of the corrupt Senate Intel Committee, Mark Warner (D-VA) said he will be introducing an amendment next week to block Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” reported FOX News Congress reporter Chad Pergram.
  • Judge denies motion to quash Twin Peaks indictment (Waco)

    08/17/2018 5:31:30 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 8/17/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A McLennan County judge on Friday denied a motion from Twin Peaks defendant Marcus Pilkington to quash the May rioting indictment against him on procedural grounds. Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court, who conducted a hearing July 27, issued his ruling in a brief order Friday, saying only that the motion is denied. Pilkington, 40, a Bandido from Mexia, was among 155 bikers initially indicted on engaging in organized criminal activity charges in the May 2015 shootout that left nine bikers dead and 20 injured. Prosecutors sought re-indictments May 9 against 24 bikers on new charges, including...
  • Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

    08/17/2018 3:54:09 PM PDT · by Mariner · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17th, 2018 | Dan Levine, Joseph Menn
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect’s voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the issue of whether companies can be compelled to alter their products to enable surveillance. The previously unreported case in a federal court in California is proceeding under seal, so no filings are publicly available, but the three people told Reuters that Facebook is contesting the U.S. Department of Justice’s demand. The judge in the...
  • Newspapers Throw Tantrum; Trump Responds

    08/17/2018 2:46:48 PM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 August 2018 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    More than 300 newspapers joined the Big Cry in publishing self-righteous editorials to justify their ideological disposition and take yet another shot at The Donald: Trump is Bad. We are not “Enemies of The People.” But after the foot-stomping tantrum, nothing much happened. Americans woke up Friday to the same great country — and the same awful media — as they did Thursday. Globe Leads the Charge The leader of the gang was The Boston Globe, the liberal media’s Mrs. Grundy, which opened with what logicians call the straw man: arguing against a point no one made: A central pillar...
  • Benghazi Hero Destroys 'Kool-Aid Drinker' John Brennan

    08/17/2018 12:59:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Army Ranger, Benghazi hero and survivor Kris "Tonto" Paranto took to Twitter this week to slam former CIA director John Brennan after President Trump pulled his security clearance. My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punished us for not going along with the Benghazi cover-up story in order to protect you, @HillaryClinton ‘s & @BarackObama ‘s failures. You put your politics before us. https://t.co/qWFWujKthL— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) August 16, 2018 ..Or caught lying to congress OR caught spying on Pres. candidates OR caught using their positions to influence US elections...