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  • The Great Unmasking

    05/27/2018 9:07:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    american thinker ^ | 5/27/2018 | clarice feldman
    I'm not talking about the unmasking of persons caught up in the Obama administration's illegal surveillance of everyone connected with Trump and his campaign. For that, there's been more than sufficient evidence. If you need more while we wait for the OIG reports, here are some excellent summaries: Sharyl Attkisson's timeline of the events and Mark Steyn's review: As I think most persons paying attention now realize, the investigation into foreign interference with the 2016 election was created as a cover for domestic interference with the 2016 election. ... Brennan and Clapper and Comey and McCabe. They took tools designed...
  • GOP congressman says he’s leaving Congress because ‘all I do is answer questions about Donald Trump’

    05/27/2018 8:51:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Luis Sanchez
    Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) said that he is leaving Congress in part because all he is ever asked about is President Trump, according to CNN. "No matter what I say or do, I feel all I do is answer questions about Donald Trump rather than health insurance or tax policy," Costello told CNN. Costello announced in March that he would not run for reelection, blaming the partisan political environment, including the actions of Trump. "I feel, increasingly, that if you're a member of Congress, they assume that you're not good," Costello told CNN. "They assume that you're not telling the...
  • Obama’s spying scandal is starting to look a lot like Watergate

    05/27/2018 8:18:26 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 5/27/2018 | MIchael Barone
    “F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to Spy, as Trump Claims,” read the headline on a lengthy New York Times story May 18. “The Justice Department used a suspected informant to probe whether Trump campaign aides were making improper contacts with Russia in 2016,” read a story in the May 21 edition of The Wall Street Journal. So much for those who dismissed charges of Obama administration infiltration of Donald Trump’s campaign as paranoid fantasy. Defenders of the Obama intelligence and law enforcement apparat have had to fall back on the argument that this infiltration was...
  • Clapper: FBI's Trump informant was "most benign form of information gathering" {Clapper Lying Again}

    05/27/2018 6:23:05 PM PDT · by drpix · 53 replies ^ | 5/27/18 | Emily Tillett
    Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper says the use of human sources is "the most benign form of information gathering" amid President Trump's persistent outcry over the FBI's use of an informant during its investigation into connections between Russians and members of the Trump campaign... ...Clapper told "Face the Nation" that as DNI during the Obama administration, he would not have known about any FBI informant or their decision to use a human source.
  • House immigration fight could boost vulnerable Republicans

    05/27/2018 6:11:50 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar - 05/27/18 | Ben Kamisar - 05/27/18
    Vulnerable House Republicans are hoping a high-stakes clash with GOP leadership over immigration reform can help them in tough races that could determine the House majority. Many of the 23 Republican signers of the discharge petition are facing some of the toughest races on the ballot this November. Meanwhile, securing protections for the so-called “Dreamers” — a key part of the immigration reform push — polls well among the moderates and independents who could cast pivotal votes in these tight elections. That creates an incentive for vulnerable Republicans backing the protections to buck leadership by forcing a vote. “Their constituents...
  • “SpyGate”, The Inspector General, and the Expanded FISA Investigation

    05/27/2018 5:01:35 PM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    With much of the media, and indeed the President himself, fueling the ongoing headline discussion over the ramifications of the Obama administration setting up “surveillance”, “informants”, counterintelligence operations and “agent provocateurs” against their political opposition, ie. “SpyGate”, it is perhaps time for some mental sorbet. Relating to the overall issue, on March 28th, 2018, the DOJ Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz formerly announced an additional investigation of how the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in matters relating to the FISA Title-1 application filed against U.S. person Carter...
  • *LIVE THREAD* National Memorial Day Concert

    05/27/2018 4:59:07 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 8 replies
    05/27/2018 | Me
    Starting now on the east coast and televised on many PBS stations....a must watch. I attended this concert in 1998 with my then girlfriend, now wife, and it was a life changing event. Have a box of kleenex handy.
  • A President Clinton would have made things much worse

    05/27/2018 4:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 26, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My experience is that the exercise leads to greater appreciation of the president we have, warts and all. Start with Clinton herself. She has spent the last 18 months in a perpetual snit. “No, I’m not over it,” she confessed while turning Yale’s commencement into a self-pity party. Anyone who has dealt with her knows the “I’m a victim” shtick didn’t start with November of 2016, and would not have ended if she won. She’s been a blamer...
  • CNN's April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring

    05/27/2018 3:51:27 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 May 2018 | Robert Gearty
    CNN contributor April Ryan is being criticized for alerting her 336,000 Twitter followers to a story in The Root that asks if the Trump administration is involved in child sex-trafficking. Among those condemning Ryan for the tweet is first lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman. “If you’re a journalist w many followers & a @CNNPolitics it ok to retweet any headline you want, regardless of if it’s true?” Stephanie Grisham asked on Twitter. “Remember: 'The core purpose of a journalist is to research, document, write, & present the news in an honest, ethical, & unbiased way.'”
  • Trump compliments North Korea’s ‘brilliant potential’ after canceling meeting

    05/27/2018 2:11:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    President Trump on Sunday praised North Korea’s “brilliant potential” just days after pulling out of his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Trump tweeted that the White House pre-advance team had arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the summit in the event that it does happen. “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself,” he tweeted. “I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on...
  • Personnel Missing in Korea

    05/27/2018 2:01:49 PM PDT · by euram · 7 replies
    Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency ^ | 5-27-18 | Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency
    Personnel Missing - Korea (PMKOR) (Reported for ALL Unaccounted For)
  • Maryland police officer's death ignites a racial firestorm

    05/27/2018 1:48:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    MSN ^ | May 27, 2018 | Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun
    It's hard to think of a more volatile mix: Four young black males from Baltimore City, accused in the death of a white female police officer in Baltimore County. Authorities say three of the teenagers were breaking into homes when the fourth ran the officer over in a stolen Jeep. Predictably enough, social media, call-in radio and other forums blew up. A sampling from the Baltimore County Police & Fire Facebook page: "I was hoping they'd kill him during apprehension. What a waste of life. He's currently breathing air some decent person could be breathing." "I personally am tired of...
  • Budget battle brews as Trump threatens another shutdown [oh noes]

    05/27/2018 1:45:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2018 1:09 PM | Andrew Taylor
    President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, Democrats and Republicans now agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret. But Capitol Hill’s dysfunction...
  • Merkel: The US pushes us closer to China

    05/26/2018 5:08:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Hot ^ | May 26, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel still isn’t showing any signs of warming up to the Trump administration, seemingly running her own European version of the #RESIST movement. She’s not on the same page in terms of military spending by her country, trade deficits or America dropping out of the Iran deal. And what’s the practical upshot of all this in her mind? Perhaps instead of the United States, China would be better to have a special relationship with. Or at least that seemed to be the message coming out of her trip to Beijing this week. (Reuters, emphasis added) China welcomes...
  • GOP Rep Meadows: ‘No Question’ a ‘Spy’ Was Collecting Info on Trump Campaign

    05/27/2018 11:33:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) said there was “no question” a “spy” who was “collecting information” during the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Meadows said, “There is no question that there was a spy that was collecting information, and the definition of that: somebody who does something in secret without the knowledge of another person.”
  • More than 60 Dem lawmakers demand ethics investigation into Trump's relationship with China

    05/27/2018 11:00:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Mary Tyler March
    More than 60 Democratic representatives are demanding an ethics investigation into President Trump's ties to China, following the president's recent push to rescue Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) posted a letter to David Apol, acting head of the federal government's ethics office, to Twitter on Sunday, stating that the request was prompted by Trump "advocating" for ZTE just days after the Chinese government gave one of the president's business endeavors a $500 million loan. In the letter, lawmakers say the business dealing between the Trump Organization and China may have violated U.S. laws forbidding public officials from...
  • Emotion shouldn't serve as the basis for immigration law

    05/27/2018 10:56:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/18 | Brian Lonergan
    SNIP This agenda was on display at a recent congressional hearing, where Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) grilled DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the zero tolerance policy. After accusing President Trump of ordering Nielsen to “separate parents from children when they cross into the United States as a way to deter illegal immigration,” Harris demanded that Nielsen explain the purportedly mean-spirited policy. SNIP American citizens who commit crimes are not given such leniency, nor should they receive it. When former NFL quarterback Michael Vick served a 23-month sentence in prison on dogfighting charges, he was separated from his two young daughters...
  • HERE Is the Complete List of Mueller’s Team of 13 Angry Democrats: What the Conspiracy Media Tells

    05/27/2018 9:52:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 34 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/7/2018 | Jim Hoft
    President Trump this morning mocked crooked cop Robert Mueller and his band of angry Democrats in their failed attempt to steal and election. However, CNN promotes the Mueller team in an undated and interactive post online. Their description of 18 team members would lead the casual observer to believe that this is an experienced team full of competent individuals. What CNN does not share is that the investigation is unconstitutional for many reasons with one of the reasons being that the team is the most conflicted group of investigators and attorneys ever assembled for any investigation in US history. Below...
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 55 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • Rubio Defends FBI on Trump Probe — They Were Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Individuals

    05/27/2018 9:08:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 159 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) defended the FBI’s action during the 2016 presidential campaign of Donald Trump by saying they were investigating individuals with suspicious histories connected to Russia. Rubio said, “As far as what I have seen to date, it appears that there was an investigation not of the campaign but of certain individuals who have a history that we should be suspicious of that predate the presidential campaign of 2015, 2016.” He continued, “When individuals like that are in the orbit of a major political campaign in America, the FBI, who is in charge...