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  • California Dem Ted Lieu say he would 'love to regulate' speech

    12/13/2018 11:43:59 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 7 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/13/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution. Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing, where he dismissed the allegations that the tech giant amplifies negative stories about Republican lawmakers, saying “if you want positive search results, do positive things." CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his performance but asked whether other Democrats should have used the committee...
  • Judge rejects embattled school deputy's claim he had no duty to confront Parkland gunman

    12/13/2018 11:06:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | December 13, 2018
    A judge has rejected a deputy's claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning found after a hearing Wednesday that ex-deputy Scot Peterson did have a duty to protect those inside the school where 17 people died and 17 were wounded on Feb. 14. Video and other evidence shows Peterson, the only armed officer at the school, remained outside while shots rang out. The negligence lawsuit was filed by Andrew Pollack, whose daughter...
  • 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go' (trunc)

    12/13/2018 10:46:11 AM PST · by Sergio · 14 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 12/13/18 | Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: 'If you go to another country, you must abide by its culture. If not, don't go': Egypt's president decries migrants heading to Europe and refusing to integrate instead of fixing their own countries. Egypt's President has told his people they should not expect the West to 'open their doors' to migrants who refuse to integrate. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that 'every country has the right to protect its people and their interests.' Speaking at a World Youth Forum in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, the country's leader told guests they had to 'completely abide by the laws, customs, traditions and culture'...
  • Trump confides to friends he's concerned about impeachment [fake news]

    12/13/2018 10:44:14 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Carol E. Lee (D), Kristen Welker (D) and Nicolle Wallace (D)
    WASHINGTON - Despite President Donald Trump's public declaration that he isn't concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump's fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, the sources said, and his allies believe maintaining the support of establishment Republicans he bucked to win election is now critical to saving his presidency. The president has been on a days-long tirade, sources tell NBC News, lashing out at his...
  • Pelosi says House Democrats will begin process to obtain Trump tax returns

    12/13/2018 10:36:52 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 88 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 13, 2018 | by Ginger Gibson
    WASHINGTON - Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump’s tax returns - a move likely to prompt outrage from the White House - when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January. The House Ways and Means Committee will “take the first steps,” said Pelosi, who has the backing of her members to become the next speaker of the House in January. “There is popular demand for the Congress to request the president’s tax returns,” she said, speaking to reporters. “I’m sure the White House will resist, so the question is where do...
  • Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

    12/13/2018 10:21:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Fired former FBI Director James Comey is at it again. Last week, Comey testified before members of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a single appearance, Comey, on 245 separate occasions, while under oath, stonewalled questions with "I don't know," "I don't remember" or "I don't recall," according to a congressional interrogator, Rep. Jim Jordan. (R-Ohio). If any private citizen tried Comey's gambit with federal IRS auditors or FBI investigators, he would likely be indicted for perjury or obstruction. Why did Comey, the nation's former top-ranking federal investigator, avoid telling "the whole truth...
  • Laura Ingraham: Immigration truths the Democrats deny

    12/13/2018 10:16:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2018 | Laura Ingraham
    Congressmen and senators are supposed to be fighting for the American people, their constituents. But when Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pounced on the president at the Oval Office on Tuesday for whom exactly were they fighting? Both the Senate and the House oath of offices are nearly identical. They begin like this: "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same." At this point, are we even sure that Chuck and Nancy took...
  • The DOJ Inspector General Found 19,000 'Lost' Strzok and Page Texts

    12/13/2018 9:51:34 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 12/13/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    "In view of the content of many of the text messages between Strzok and Page, the OIG also asked the Special Counsel's Office to provide the OIG the DOJ issues iPhones that had been assigned to Strzok and Page during their respective assignments to the SCO." After a number of steps by the OIG, "was the recovery of thousands of text messages within the period of the missing text messages, December 15, 2016 through May 17, 2017, as well as hundreds of other text messages outside the gap period that had not been produced by the FBI due to technical...
  • That Oval Office sit-down? Pelosi and Schumer got skunked.

    12/13/2018 9:18:46 AM PST · by bitt · 18 replies
    american thinker ^ | 12/13/2018 | patricia mccarthy
    There are thousands of families in the U.S. who have lost children and family members to illegal aliens in a variety of horrific ways. In that sure-to-go-down-in-history Oval Office confab, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer effectively let us know that they don't care about us or our losses. They need Democrat voters; that is their abiding goal. The theatrics in the Oval Office on Tuesday morning were just that: great theater. Trump always steps ahead of his opponents, and he set up Schumer and Pelosi. He began his discussion with the press in the room. Pelosi came in spouting "transparency"...
  • The Flynn Entrapment

    12/13/2018 9:10:05 AM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/12/2018 | board
    A court filing shows the ugly tactics employed by James Comey’s FBI. Of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s many targets, the most tragic may be former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The former three-star general pleaded guilty last year to a single count of lying to the FBI about conversations he had with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Now we learn from Mr. Flynn’s court filing to the sentencing judge that senior bureau officials acted in a way to set him up for the fall. Not a rich man after decades in uniform, Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty to avoid bankruptcy and...
  • Russian operative Maria Butina pleads guilty to conspiracy

    12/13/2018 8:58:05 AM PST · by Coronal · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Elisha Fieldstadt and Charlie Gile
    Russian operative Maria Butina, who is accused of infiltrating politically powerful U.S. organizations, including the National Rifle Association, in an effort to push Moscow's agenda, pleaded guilty Thursday to a conspiracy count. Butina has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors and pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C., courtroom to one count of conspiracy to violate the law governing foreign agents operating in the United States. The felony carries a five-year prison term, but the estimated sentencing guideline range is from zero to six months in prison. Butina was arrested in July and has been held without bail and could face...
  • Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices

    12/13/2018 8:33:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Department of Justice OIG ^ | 12-12-18 | Department of Justice OIG
    Report of Investigation: Recovery of Text Messages From Certain FBI Mobile Devices
  • A Russian robot called ‘Boris’ hailed as hi-tech on state TV has been unmasked as a man in a suit

    12/13/2018 8:15:30 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | Thursday December 13th 2018 | Florence Snead
    Russia-24 praised 'Boris' for its dancing skills only for it to emerge the android was actually a man in a costume... A robot hailed in Russia as the latest in cutting-edge technology has been unmasked – as a man in a suit. The android – known as Boris – had been lauded on the state-owned broadcaster Russia-24 as a technological breakthrough with the ability to walk, talk and dance. But photos later revealed there had been a person inside all along. Questions over authenticity The revelation came after a number of unconvinced Russian journalists began to question the robot’s authenticity....
  • Trump Asks: Why Did Cohen Plead Guilty To Non-Crimes?

    12/13/2018 8:13:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trump’s not the only one asking this question, although he has the most self-interest in asking it. “I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law,” Trump started in laying out his case on Twitter, and then argued that not all the acts to which Cohen pled guilty should have been crimes in the first place. Trump took aim at his biggest legal liability so far — the payoffs that kept his former paramours from talking publicly about his infidelities. How could those possibly be campaign-finance violations, especially in a criminal context? I never directed Michael Cohen to...
  • Lawmakers will be personally liable for sexual harassment claims under a deal reached in Congress

    12/13/2018 8:04:22 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 12/12/2018 | sarah d. wire
    Members of Congress will have to pay out of their own pockets to settle sexual and other harassment claims made against them under compromise policies that lawmakers announced Wednesday. Currently taxpayers cover the cost of settling harassment claims made against elected officials. The new policy, a bipartisan response in the #MeToo era after nearly seven months of negotiations between the House and Senate, could get a Senate vote by the end of the week, said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Blunt said he had spoken with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Ryan told him that he would bring the...
  • Michael Cohen Pled Guilty to Something That Is Not a Crime; Campaign-finance law has been twisted

    12/13/2018 7:30:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2018 | Bradley A. Smith
    Donald Trump’s wayward counsel, Michael Cohen, was sentenced today as part of a plea bargain with the government. As part of that settlement, Cohen has admitted to criminal violations of federal campaign-finance law and has implicated President Trump in those violations. The press is ablaze with headlines trumpeting the president’s possible involvement in two felony campaign-finance violations. The source of these violations are Mr. Cohen’s arranging — allegedly at Trump’s direction — hush-money payments to women alleging long-ago affairs with the 2016 presidential candidate. The Federal Election Campaign Act holds that an “expenditure” is any “purchase, payment, loan, advance, deposit...
  • Judge in Flynn case demands more documents before passing senternce

    12/13/2018 7:24:30 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec. 13, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, who is due to sentence General Michael Flynn next Tuesday, has thrown a wild card on the table, raising the possibility that a miscarriage of justice may finally be called out and the guilty plea coerced by Team Mueller thrown out.
  • Incoming NY State AG admits her plan to find a crime by Trump or ‘anyone in his orbit’

    12/13/2018 7:20:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Another Democrat has revealed her totalitarian impulse under the malign influence of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Letitia James, who will take office as attorney general of the State of New York, has just admitted to the friendly folks at NBC News that she is channeling Lavrenty Beria, Stalin’s notorious secret police head, who famously said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” Letitia James compaigning in 2013 (Photo credit: croppped from "I think within the first 100 days this bill will be passed," she said, adding, "It is a priority because I have concerns with respect to...
  • Federal Judge Sides With Christian Groups Over Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    12/13/2018 7:10:02 AM PST · by fwdude · 5 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 12, 2018 | Alicia F. Luke
    Judge Philip Brimmer, a George W. Bush appointee on the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, issued an order that permanently blocks the federal government from forcing the plaintiffs to cover sterilization drugs or contraception drugs devices, procedures, and related education and counseling in their health care plans.
  • UH-OH: Federal judge wants to see infamous FBI 302s on Michael Flynn BEFORE he is sentenced

    12/13/2018 6:46:15 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 28 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/13/18 | USA Features
    Discovery: The federal judge overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s case against President Donald Trump’s short-lived national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may have just blown a massive hole in the Deep State’s attempts to railroad an honest man who has served his country well for decades. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Emmitt Sullivan demanded to see the FBI’s 302s — interview summaries — of agents’ ambush interview with Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017, just a few days after POTUS Trump was inaugurated. According to Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton: “Big: Judge Sullivan, who is overseeing General Flynn’s case, demands to see...