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  • EPA Requests DOJ Investigate Foreign Funding of Environmental Groups

    10/27/2020 5:06:47 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2020 3:30 PM | Joe Schoffstall
    The Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Justice Department to investigate allegations that U.S. environmental groups have received covert funding from China and Russia. EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler made the request after Rep. Lance Gooden (R., Texas) alleged that left-wing environmental groups—including the Sea Change Foundation, Sunrise Movement, and Sierra Club—have functioned as conduits for "foreign influence, financial involvement, and election interference." Wheeler noted that it is not against the law for a nonprofit to take contributions from foreign entities but nonetheless asked the DOJ to look into whether the groups should register as foreign agents. "Given heightened concerns that...
  • Investigation Prompts Schools to Report $6.5 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Gifts and Contracts

    10/20/2020 5:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2020 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    Universities in the United States reported $6.5 billion in previously undisclosed gifts and contracts from foreign sources as a result of an investigation by the Department of Education. Federal law requires universities to disclose substantial foreign gifts and contracts to the Department of Education (DOE) twice a year. Many have for years failed to do so, while others have underreported. After the department opened an investigation into the matter in 2019, 60 schools that had never complied with the law disclosed $350 million in previously unreported foreign funds, according to a report (pdf) released by the DOE on Oct. 20....
  • Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers

    08/03/2020 11:57:50 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 31 replies
    Fox23 News ^ | August 3, 2020 - 12:55 PM | ZEKE MILLER
    WASHINGTON — (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federal-owned corporation for hiring foreign workers. Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor.
  • How Democrats Are Supporting Election Interference by Foreign Companies; Foreign companies who stand to lose if Trump wins are participating in an election interference boycott

    07/26/2020 8:42:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/26/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    If you have Dove soap or Axe deodorant in your bathroom, Lipton tea or Breyers in your kitchen, you're buying Unilever products. The huge British-Dutch multinational made $60 billion last year and is known for its leftist politics. But Unilever may have gone beyond virtue signaling to election interference. Unilever is one of the biggest foreign companies to join the Facebook boycott by leftist pressure groups. The boycott’s goal is to suppress conservative speech on social media, especially by President Trump, before a presidential election, by convincing advertisers to withhold ads from Facebook until it complies. While Facebook already censors...
  • Supreme Court Rules That Foreign Soros-Backed Operatives Do Not Have First Amendment Rights

    06/30/2020 8:57:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | Jun 29, 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    The ruling was against the Soros-backed Alliance for Open Society International. The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday making it clear that a major front of progressive billionaire oligarch George Soros does not have 1st Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution. In the case of Agency for International Development v. Alliance for Open Society International, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito, and John Roberts ruled against 1st Amendment right for the Soros front. Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented against the majority while Justice Elena Kagan did not take part in the...
  • DOE probe into colleges finds $6B in unreported funds from China, Russia

    05/22/2020 6:34:43 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    nypost ^ | May 22, 2020 | Bob Fredericks
    A probe by the Department of Education into colleges that accept foreign investments and donations has uncovered $6 billion in previously unreported foreign donations from US adversaries including China and Russia. House Republicans were monitoring the investigation into the schools to determine if they were violating Section 117 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which prohibits an “Institution of Higher Learning” from failing to properly report foreign gifts of $250,000 or more. In a letter from the department, general counsel Reed Rubinstein said that while some colleges recognized that foreign cash from US adversaries could pose a security risk,...
  • Pandemic Recovery: Putting America’s Workers First

    05/08/2020 2:01:44 PM PDT · by jroehl · 11 replies
    https://www.ustechworkers.com/ ^ | May 4, 2020 | KEVIN LYNN
    In the words of Lisa, a knowledge worker: “I have degrees in math and computer science from the late 80s. Ditto my husband. He’s a database administrator. We’ve both been in IT our entire careers and are sickened to see what’s happened with all of the outsourcing. We are sick of training our Indian replacements.” Another American wrote to us: “I’m a 47-year-old database developer. I’ve been replaced multiple times (that I’m aware of) by OPT workers, and I’ve seen my entire IT department at a major corporation replaced by Indian H-1Bs. I do ‘have skills.’ I’m highly regarded and...
  • IRS mistakenly sends stimulus checks to foreign workers

    05/02/2020 5:09:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/01/20 | Ian Kullgren
    Thousands of foreign workers, many living overseas, are receiving stimulus checks designated for U.S. residents due to an unforeseen glitch that funneled taxpayer dollars to other countries, according to tax consultants and the recipients themselves. College-age workers who spent time in the U.S. in the last two years - some of whom returned home long before the coronavirus pandemic - have been surprised to find $1,200 checks deposited into their bank accounts. And with no clear guidance on how to return it, they’re holding onto the money or racing to spend it before the Internal Revenue Service realizes the mistake....
  • Executive Order on Establishing the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector

    04/04/2020 10:01:00 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 20 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 4/4/20 | President Donald J Trump
    By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  The security, integrity, and availability of United States telecommunications networks are vital to United States national security and law enforcement interests.Sec. 2.  Definitions.  For purposes of this order:(a)  “License” means any license, certificate of public interest, or other authorization issued or granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after referral of an application by the FCC to the Committee established by subsection...
  • Source: Alexander Vindman’s Brother, Yevgeny, Clears Publications by NSC Officials

    01/27/2020 6:00:05 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 26 Jan 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK and KRISTINA WONG
    A source close to the Trump administration informs Breitbart News that Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, a senior ethics lawyer for the National Security Council (NSC), is in charge of reviewing all publications by current and former NSC officials. The official added that Yevgeny Vindman could have seen former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s draft manuscript after it was submitted for prepublication review at the end of December. The review is a standard process that allows the NSC to review book manuscripts, op-eds, or any other material for any classified material to be eliminated before publication.
  • Booker: ‘I Do Not Have Great Confidence’ in Trump’s Foreign Policy

    01/03/2020 6:02:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/02/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday’s “CNN Tonight,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) discussed the strike that killed Qassem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force and said that President Trump lacks a broader strategy and he doesn’t “have great confidence” in Trump’s foreign policy. Booker began by cautioning that the story is developing and we still don’t have all the facts. He also noted that Soleimani has killed Americans and destabilized the Middle East.
  • Borrowing Money to Fund Foreign Aid

    12/09/2019 11:51:40 AM PST · by pgyanke · 20 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/9/2019 | pgyanke
    For how many years have we asked, "How can our country be so deeply in debt and continue to borrow money to fund foreign aid?!" Although we've long suspected the answer, it's now finally coming to light... our politicians approve foreign aid for countries that will send a portion back to private coffers. They are laundering our tax dollars to themselves through foreign hands. Biden is the most obvious in the current scenario. The OANN report shows he wasn't alone by a long shot... it's both parties... it's business as usual.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Accuses NYTimes of misquoting her yesterday

    12/06/2019 4:16:22 PM PST · by CruiseMates · 12 replies
    eurointegration ^ | 12-5-2019 | Olena Zerkal
    Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Integration, Olena Zerkal, said that the American New York Times quoted her interview as a significant detachment from the context, resulting in active media speculation that hurt Ukraine and the US. The Mirror has published an open letter to newspaper editor asking for a revised version of the interview and the letter itself. However, the New York Times does not want to correct the text and adheres to the author's version. "During the interview, I made it very clear that at the end of July we did not know why the process...
  • Mueller witness bragged about access to Clintons secured with foreign cash, says Justice Department

    12/05/2019 12:11:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/05/19 | Luppe B. Luppen, Michael Isikoff
    An emissary for two wealthy Arab princes boasted to unnamed officials of a Middle Eastern government about his direct access to Hillary and Bill Clinton while funneling more than $3.5 million in illegal campaign contributions to the former secretary of state’s 2016 presidential campaign and Democratic fundraising committees, according to a federal indictment announced by the Justice Department this week. “Wonderful meeting with Big Lady. … Can’t wait to tell you all about it,” George Nader allegedly wrote to an official of one of the foreign governments he advises in the Middle East after attending a political fundraiser with Hillary...
  • Ex-Ukraine ambassador speaks of ouster after ‘false claims,’ denies being ‘disloyal’ to Trump

    10/11/2019 5:37:39 PM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 11 replies
    FOX News ^ | Oct 10 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers behind closed doors Friday that she was recalled earlier this year after “unfounded and false claims” against her, as well as continued pressure from President Trump on the State Department to remove her -- as she denied being “disloyal” to the president. “Although I understand that I served at the pleasure of the President, I was nevertheless incredulous that the U.S. government chose to remove an ambassador based, as best as I can tell, on unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives,” she said in a scathing...
  • 'Black ledger' and naked photos: Democrats pressured foreign countries for dirt on Trump

    09/30/2019 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 29, 2019 | By Rowan Scarborough
    Democrats and their operatives sought foreign help for anti-Trump dirt on a number of occasions during the 2016 election and afterward, including the infamous Kremlin-sourced dossier and Rep. Adam B. Schiff’s attempt to obtain from Russians supposed photos of a naked Donald Trump. Democrats also reached out to Ukraine to collect political smut on President Trump and his aides. Republicans believe the Ukrainian intervention, which is now under Justice Department investigation, included the creation of a bogus “black ledger” whose disclosure felled former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Three Democratic senators pressured the Ukrainian government last year to help special...
  • Engel wants staffers to warn foreign governments about spending at Trump’s hotels

    08/16/2019 3:34:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 8/13/19 | Katherine Tully-McManus
    A new directive this week from House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot L. Engel instructs staffers to warn foreign governments that spending at Trump-owned properties could violate the Constitution’s emoluments clause. The memo, released Monday, issues guidelines for staff engaging with foreign governments. The directive signed by the New York Democrat is aimed specifically at the committee’s majority staff. Republican staffers were not given the same instructions. “When meeting with officials from a foreign government, please inform them that by providing any form of payment or benefit to a Trump-owned property their government is facilitating the president’s apparent violation of the...
  • Missouri Walmart threat suspect ID'd by police, mug shot released [Update--increasing strangeness.]

    08/09/2019 3:22:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2019 | Paulina Dedaj
    Police in Missouri identified the armed suspect that entered a Springfield Walmart on Thursday as 20-year-old Dmitriy Nickolayvich Andreychenko,...charge of making a terroristic threat in the first degree...intent was "to cause chaos."...According to a Facebook page that appeared to be Andreychenko’s, he is originally from Portland, Oregon but lives with his wife in Springfield. He studied EMS/EMT at Ozarks Technical Community College.
  • AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling (Mexico? New York?)

    06/19/2019 4:50:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 6/19/19 | ERIC TUCKER, EMILY SWANSON
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds Democrats far more likely to express the highest level of concern, but Democrats and Republicans alike have at least some concerns about interference. Overall, half of Americans say they're extremely or very concerned about foreign interference in the form of altered election results or voting...
  • We started tracking former President, Barrack Obama’s movements over 4 months ago and frankly, I

    06/14/2019 9:59:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 67 replies
    thebeltwayreport ^ | 6/7/2019 | Jack Crane
    We started tracking former President, Barrack Obama’s movements over 4 months ago and frankly, I am a bit worried with what we found. Most Americans have not had the time nor inclination to make a deep dive into how many federal agencies and employees were involved in the attempted coup of Donald Trump. Even fewer have considered the ramifications of what such a widespread, inter-agency operation may mean to their own constitutional protections. They should care because our Republic has been gravely imperiled by these deep state actors. If they can get away with this level of corruption with the...