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  • AUDIO: Congressional Intern Screams ‘F*** You!’ at President Trump at Capitol

    06/20/2018 7:21:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 06/19/2018 | by Kristinn Taylor
    A female Congressional intern screamed, “Mr. President, f*** you!”, as President Donald Trump walked through the Capitol to a meeting with House Republicans on immigration. Video that captured the profane protest was captured by Fox News’ Chad Pergram, “Congressional aide or intern yells “Mr President, f*%k you!” from across the Capitol Rotunda as he walks to the Speaker’s office before mtg with House GOPers on immigration. Gets attention of USCP/Secret Service”…”The woman who heckled the President most likely had to either be an intern or aide. Someone with a hard Congressional pass allowing access to the Rotunda area after hours....
  • Protesters harass, chase DHS secretary from dinner at Mexican restaurant: WATCH at link.

    06/19/2018 7:27:09 PM PDT · by caww · 149 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/19/2018 | Christian Dato
    <p>Activists with the D.C. chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner Tuesday evening and appeared to chase her from the building.</p> <p>According to a Facebook Live video posted to DSA's Facebook page, protesters surrounded Nielsen's corner table at MXDC Cocina Mexicana, located just a few blocks from the White House.</p>
  • DC voters approve $15 min wage hike, end of tipping exception...

    06/19/2018 7:40:53 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/19/2018 | Sean Higgins
    D.C. voters backed Initiative 77 Tuesday, raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, up from the current level of $12.50, and phasing out the $3.33 an hour minimum wage for tipped workers. With just under 90 percent of the precincts reporting in at press time, the margin was 55-44 percent. The effort had been 'championed by organized labor and liberal groups'... but opposed by the restaurant industry as well as city government leaders. D.C. previously allowed tipped workers to be paid $3.33 an hour but required employers to make up the difference if that plus tips...
  • Erik Prince: I ‘Cooperated’ With Mueller

    06/19/2018 6:59:18 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 19 June 2018 | Betsy Woodruff
    Erik Prince, the founder of private security company Blackwater, has found himself embroiled in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia. Those revelations raise questions about his relationship to the Trump administration—questions...
  • Not a Surprise: DC Has Highest Concentration of Psychopaths in the United States

    06/18/2018 12:40:51 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 49 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/17/18 | Timothy Meads
    It is often said that Washington, DC is filled with a bunch of nerds dominated by psychopaths. Others say that politics is simply Hollywood for ugly people. These are usually said in a joking manner and often uttered after coming back from a young professional happy hour here in the swamp. Perhaps the most soulless congregation of folks ever assembled can be found at those kind of events. A report conducted by Ryan Murphy at Southern Methodist University found that Connecticut contained the most psychopaths per capita followed quickly by California. New Jersey and New York followed next. But our...
  • Nunes Shakes Up DC: We’re ‘Getting Close’ to Impeaching Rosenstein

    06/17/2018 6:53:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 95 replies
    The Western Journal - Conservative Tribune ^ | JUNE 17, 2018 AT 1:17PM | Chuck Ross
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday that “there will be hell to pay” — including impeachment for top Justice Department officials — if the agency fails this week to give Congress documents about an FBI informant used to spy on the Trump campaign. “We can’t force the resignation, but we can hold in contempt, we can pass resolutions, we can impeach. I think we’re getting close to there,” Nunes said of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Nunes has battled Rosenstein for months over other documents related...
  • IG: McCabe Used Strzok’s Mistress To Bypass Chain Of Command To Monitor Clinton Probe

    06/17/2018 9:29:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 06/17/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe used Peter Strzok’s mistress, Lisa Page, to get information on the FBI probe into investigation of Clinton’s private server. McCabe used Page to “circumvented the official chain of command”. Other bureau officials took issue with the decision. Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tasked the mistress of lead agent Peter Strzok to stay appraised of the probe into Hillary Clinton’s private server — a decision that other bureau officials took issue with at the time, according to the Department of Justice Inspector General’s bombshell report. McCabe was supposed to be insulated from the probe by two...
  • White House Says Trump Backs Immigration Bills [trunc]

    06/15/2018 3:32:29 PM PDT · by Fightin Whitey · 127 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 15, 2018 | Seung Kim Min
    The White House said Friday that President Trump supports House legislation that closely tracks his priorities on border security and limiting legal immigration, walking back comments he made on national television rejecting the GOP bill. The reversal came after hours of confusion on Capitol Hill, where Trump’s words roiled an already fragile internal debate between conservative and moderate House Republicans who have been trying to find an immigration compromise after months of false starts. “The president fully supports both the Goodlatte bill and the House leadership bill,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said, referring to legislation drafted by House Judiciary...
  • FBI Agent Who Questioned Hillary for Email Probe Called Her ‘the President’—4 Months Before Election

    06/15/2018 1:15:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 119 replies
    www.cnsnews.com/ ^ | June 15, 2018 | 12:12 PM EDT | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    <p>Later, on election day, in an instant message exchange with another FBI agent who had also worked on the Clinton investigation, this FBI agent declared: “screw you trump.”</p> <p>The other agent said in the same instant-message exchange: “You should know…that I’m…with her.”</p>
  • More toll lanes from Baltimore to Richmond? Business leaders push them to ease traffic jams

    06/14/2018 9:12:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    WTOP ^ | May 16, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — A group of powerful business leaders is calling for more toll lanes on highways from Richmond, Virginia, to Baltimore.The first focus of the Greater Washington Partnership’s toll lane push is expected to be on Maryland’s plans for toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and up part of Interstate 270, with lobbying from the CEOs of some of the largest companies in Maryland, Virginia and the District to get the rules in Maryland to match those on Virginia’s Interstate 495 Express Lanes.Virginia’s lanes are free with a minimum of three people in the car and an E-ZPass Flex, while...
  • Meet the Other Amorous FBI Staffers Who Texted About the Clinton Email Investigation

    06/14/2018 7:47:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.weeklystandard. ^ | 06/14/2018 | Eric Felten
    Parsing the Inspector General’s report. Criticism of James Comey is nothing new—it’s one of the few things that both Republicans and Democrats can agree on. Which made the headline takeaway of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report—that Comey deviated from FBI norms—something less than a surprise. But the Comey story isn’t even close to being the most interesting or instructive finding by the IG. Perhaps the most shocking information in the IG’s report is the revelation that Lisa Page and Peter Strzok were not the only amorous agents with a habit of texting. There were also “Agent 1” and...
  • Good Cop: Trump Bad Cop: Sessions

    06/14/2018 6:38:34 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 73 replies
    Vanity ^ | June 14, 2018 | self
    I called the Mark Levin show. The call screener politely said, "What's on your mind? I was upset that Mark was calling the tickets to sporting events and shows "gifts" which were given to the leakers. IMHO, they were bribes. The screener said that unless Sessions or Trump enables a special prosecutor, and there is an indictment and conviction, there is no crime, so it is a gift. Then I presented my theory that Trump is the classic good cop, and Sessions is giving him cover for doing nothing by being the bad cop. We are being played. The screener...
  • Inspector general refers five FBI employees for investigation over 'hostile' political messages

    06/14/2018 1:34:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | 06/14/2018 | By Brooke Singman
    The Justice Department inspector general referred five FBI employees for investigation into whether their politically-charged and “hostile” text messages and instant messages violated FBI code, according to the damning inspector general report released Thursday. The report, titled “A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election,” revealed that the messages “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation. MYE, or ‘Midyear Exam,’ was the code word used in the FBI to refer to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. “Some of these text...
  • Seth Rich’s Brother, Obama Lawyers Refuse to Authorize Wikileaks to Release Truth about DNC Server

    06/14/2018 12:34:45 PM PDT · by detective · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 14, 2018 | Alicia Powe
    Shortened title. Full title: Attorney Warns: Seth Rich’s Brother, Obama Admin Lawyers Refuses to Authorize Wikileaks to Release Truth about ‘Hacked’ DNC Server Former President Obama’s White House Counsel, representing the brother of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich, are refusing to authorize Wikileaks to release information that would reveal the truth about how the whistle blower organization obtained troves of DNC and Clinton campaign emails during the 2016 election, an attorney who’s been subpoenaed by Rich’s legal team warns. Aaron Rich, the brother of Seth Rich, filed a lawsuit in April in US District Court in the District of Columbia,...
  • FBI agent texted ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president(tr)

    06/14/2018 9:10:18 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 127 replies
    BREAKING: Newly disclosed text among FBI officials says ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president. The message is included in a forthcoming Justice Department inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation.
  • ‘Viva Le Resistance’: Mueller Team Attorney Sent Anti-Trump Texts

    06/14/2018 12:14:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 06/14/2018 | Chuck Ross
    An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel’s Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.” The attorney’s comments are revealed in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Thursday. The lawyer is not identified, but he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into Russian election interference. He was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation soon after it began in May 2017 and left in late February of this year after some of his private messages...
  • Ann Coulter: Meanwhile, 10 Miles From The White House...

    06/14/2018 10:45:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/14/2018 | Ann Coulter
    Now that Trump has solved Northeast Asia's problems, maybe he can get to a problem in our country -- in fact, within 10 miles of the White House. For some reason, The Washington Post recently ran an article on something important -- the MS-13 gang presence at a public school on the outskirts of our nation's capital, William Wirt Middle School in Prince George's County, Maryland. The media's usual approach to the diversity being inflicted on us is: Don't report this! It's better if no one knows. Maybe the left has decided it's too late to do anything about the...
  • Brain-Eating Amoeba Found In Louisiana Water System

    06/14/2018 8:57:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | June 13, 2018 at 11:09 am | Staff
    HOUMA, LA (CBS Local) – A potentially deadly brain-eating amoeba has been found again in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Independent testing returned positive results for Naegleria fowleri, which causes fatal brain swelling and tissue destruction, in the community of Pointe-aux-Chenes, according to WWL-TV, as well as The Courier. The Details: A brain-eating amoeba has been detected in the Louisiana water system It is the third time since 2015 that the potentially deadly organism has been found in the state The amoeba can cause brain swelling and seizures according to the CDC The Terrebonne Consolidated Waterworks District issued the notification Sunday and...
  • Mueller Appears to Have Screwed Up by ‘Accidentally’ Exposing Names in Manafort Case

    06/14/2018 8:52:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    lawandcrime.com ^ | 5:17 pm, June 13th, 2018 | by Matt Naham & Ronn Blitzer
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have been aggressively pursuing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, even tacking on new charges of obstruction of justice due to alleged attempted witness tampering. Although Mueller has been tight-lipped about evidence and witness identification up to this point, his team appears to have screwed up by outing journalists who “produced messages to the FBI” about Manafort’s alleged “coaching up” on lobbying practices. Manafort was indicted in D.C. back in October 2017 for alleged financial fraud and violating lobbying disclosure laws. There’s also a case against him in the Eastern District of Virginia...
  • Connecticut unions brace for Supreme Court decision with protests, membership changes

    06/13/2018 10:46:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Yankee Institute ^ | Jun 13, 2018 | Marc E. Fitch
    With a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Janus v. AFCSME case expected any day, Connecticut’s public sector unions are trying to convince members not to opt-out of membership if the Supreme Court decides in favor of Mark Janus. The Connecticut State Employees Association and the American Federation of Teachers informed their members of a Freedom of Information request for union members’ contact information that originated out of Illinois. Leaders say this information could be used for an opt-out campaign in the wake of a positive Janus decision. ... A decision in favor of Janus would essentially make Connecticut a...