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  • Trump's Shutdown Trap

    01/15/2019 8:52:14 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 33 replies
    Has Trump suckered the Democrats and deep state into a trap
  • Pompeo: Idea that Trump is national security threat ‘absolutely ludicrous’

    01/13/2019 2:27:57 AM PST · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Fox news ^ | Adam Shaw
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said that the idea that President Trump was a threat to national security was “absolutely ludicrous” after the New York Times reported that the FBI launched an investigation into whether Trump posed such a threat. “I’m not going to comment on New York Times stories but I’ll certainly say this: The notion that President Trump is a threat to American national security is absolutely ludicrous,” Pompeo said on CBS’ "Face the Nation” in an interview to be aired Sunday....{snip} The timing of the investigation raises questions as both Comey and FBI lawyer Lisa...
  • Sarah Sanders and CNN's Acosta trade barbs over border visit

    01/10/2019 3:12:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | Januarry 10, 2019 | Brett Samuels
    Tweets and video at link. Sarah Huckabee Sanders and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta sparred on social media on Thursday after the White House press secretary thanked Acosta for bolstering the Trump administration's argument for a border wall. Acosta posted images from the border near McAllen, Texas, of a steel-slat barrier, chain-link fence and razor-wire, and reported there was "no sign of the national emergency that the president's been talking about." His tweet came as President Trump visited the area to drum up support for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border amid an ongoing government shutdown. "When I went with...
  • Nancy Pelosi calls Trump walkout 'a set-up'

    01/10/2019 9:10:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused President Trump Thursday of a set-up in their meeting a day earlier, when the president walked out after she told him she’ll never allow him funding for his border wall. Mrs. Pelosi also questioned the president’s motives, saying he’s negotiating from a position of weakness. “I don’t even know if the president wants the wall. He wants a debate on the wall,” she said. The California Democrat has said she would allow a single dollar to go to the wall if it ended the shutdown but has said the president’s current $5.7 billion request is...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump's Address to the Nation 9:00pm EST

    01/08/2019 3:56:09 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 902 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | Jan 8, 2019 | Eddie01
    The real time fake fact checking chyron and Nancy and Chucks rebuttal should be a hoot. Go Trump!!!
  • Border crisis intensifies amid shutdown standoff, fueling Trump’s wall demands

    01/08/2019 4:50:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08 JAN 2019 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump is expected to use Tuesday evening’s Oval Office address to tout statistics showing a dramatic influx of families, drugs and criminals crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, as he makes the case that the situation is a humanitarian and national security crisis necessitating an effective physical barrier. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, in briefings with lawmakers, has cited administration figures showing 161,000 family units crossed the border in fiscal 2018, a stunning 50 percent increase from the year before. She has also said 60,000 unaccompanied children crossed the border last year, a 25 percent increase. “More children and families are...
  • Exclusive – Ann Coulter: Trump Must Declare Wall ‘Compassionate Solution’ to Border Crisis

    01/08/2019 4:53:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jan 2019 | John Binder
    Ahead of his Oval Office address on the southern border crisis, New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says President Donald Trump must make the case to the American people that the border wall is the “compassionate solution” to stopping wage-crushing illegal immigration. During an exclusive interview on SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Tonight, Coulter said Trump must make the humanitarian case for ending illegal immigration straight to the American people, noting that amnesty for illegal aliens must immediately be ruled out. Coulter said: I would also go to all of the working class that are in...
  • Lawyers: President Trump Can Cite a National Emergency to Build the Wall

    01/08/2019 4:38:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jan 2019 | Neil Munro
    The White House can use unspent funds to build a wall if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency and fends off various lawsuits, say lawyers cited in media reports. The New York Times reported: The Trump administration could point to two laws and say they allow officials to proceed with building a border wall without first obtaining explicit authorization and appropriations from Congress, according to Elizabeth Goitein, who oversaw the Brennan Center’s study and is a co-director of its Liberty and National Security Program. One of the laws permits the secretary of the Army to halt Army civil works...
  • Yes, Trump has authority to declare national emergency for border wall

    01/08/2019 9:26:28 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2019 | Jonathan Turley
    Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story once marveled, “How easily men satisfy themselves that the Constitution is exactly what they wish it to be.” If Story returned to life today, he would find these to be familiar times, as politicians and pundits have decided that the Constitution bars an action by President Trump, even when they reached the diametrically opposite conclusion on similar actions that were taken by President Obama. In the latest “constitutional crisis” declared on Capitol Hill, Democrats are adamant that they will not fund the signature pledge of Trump to build a border wall. In response, Trump has...
  • Trump address to Nation Tues

    01/07/2019 10:50:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 176 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan. 7, 2018 | Donald Trum[
    I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
  • Trump to travel to Southern border Thursday, Sarah Sanders says

    01/07/2019 9:35:43 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2019 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday in a bid to highlight border security, as he presses Democrats for wall funding amid the protracted standoff that triggered a partial government shutdown now stretching into its 17th day. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted the president’s travel plans on Monday. “President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will be announced soon,” Sanders tweeted. The president’s visit will come on what will likely be the 20th day of the...
  • Huawei and National Security: Can you Trust Your Telecom Infrastructure with this Company?

    12/31/2018 10:04:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    Huawei is a massive Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and consumer electronics company. Some basics facts about the company include: It employs over 170,000 people, It is currently the largest telecommunication manufacturer in the world, It was started in 1987 by an engineer formerly in the People's Liberation Army (PLA), It invests heavily in R&D, and Its name can be translated to mean "China is able." Huawei has been in the news lately because Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer and daughter of the company's founder, was arrested on December 1 in Vancouver as she was switching planes. Canada did this...
  • Is porous southern border a national security risk to the United States?

    12/28/2018 7:44:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 28, 2018 - 5:29 | Hannity Special
    Analysis from Steve Rogers, former member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and retired CIA senior intelligence officer Daniel Hoffman.
  • Donald Trump can fund the border wall without congressional approval

    12/24/2018 10:31:40 AM PST · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    USAT | December 24, 2018 | Brett M. Decker and James Renne
  • Susan Rice: Trump doing more to undermine national security than any foreign adversary

    12/23/2018 2:11:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Former national security adviser Susan Rice has penned a highly critical op-ed tearing into President Trump over foreign policy. The piece, “The Threat in the White House,” was published Sunday in The New York Times and details what she calls “dangerous dysfunction” in the Trump administration. In the op-ed, Rice wrote that the U.S.’s national security decisionmaking process is “more broken” than at any time since 1947, when the National Security Act become law.
  • President Trump: "We Need the Wall"

    12/22/2018 11:08:20 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 22 replies
    White Hpuse YouTube site ^ | Dec. 20 , 2018 | President Donald Trump
    President Trump: "We Need the Wall"
  • 'Disturbing' new tactics: Mexican cartels use ultralight aircraft to smuggle illegals into U.S.

    12/19/2018 6:15:42 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | By Stephen Dinan
    Border Patrol agents tracked an ultralight aircraft as it crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and made it 30 miles into the country early Tuesday morning — and when they got to the landing spot, they found two Chinese men who had been smuggled in by the aircraft. The ultralight had escaped, lifting back off and returning to Mexico, but agents say they did manage to nab a Mexican man waiting in a vehicle near the landing zone in southern California, apparently ready to pick up the Chinese men and deliver them to their destination. Experts said they had seen ultralights, small...
  • Why Democrats really fear Trump's wall

    12/15/2018 10:45:49 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Jennifer Harper
    Why should the U.S. build a better wall on the southern border? House Majority Whip Steve Scalise offered a clear and candid rationale during a Fox News appearance this week, telling host Mark Levin that 10 known terrorists are captured each day trying to breach the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protections also informed Congress that 3,029 people were apprehended in one day this month — deeming the occurrence a crisis. Meanwhile, 21 percent of all potential migrants — an astonishing 158 million people — would like to come live in America if they could, according to a Gallup analysis,...
  • 'Deep fakes' most sinister threat yet to U.S. elections, devastating to democracy

    12/02/2018 4:48:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 2, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. leaders say Vladimir Putin used a familiar cyber playbook to “muck around” in the midterm elections last month, but intelligence officials and key lawmakers believe a much more sinister, potentially devastating threat lies just down the road — one that represents an attack on reality itself. Policy insiders and senators of both parties believe the Russian president or other actors hostile to the U.S. will rely on “deep fakes” to throw the 2020 presidential election cycle into chaos, taking their campaign to influence American voters and destabilize society to a new level. The eerie process, which...
  • We are former attorneys general. We salute Jeff Sessions.

    11/10/2018 6:43:59 AM PST · by lyby · 187 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 7, 2018 | William P. Barr , Edwin Meese III and Michael B. Mukasey
    Sessions set four goals for his tenure: to reduce the rates of murder, violent crime generally, opioid prescription fraud and drug overdose deaths. He achieved all four... just as impressive has been the refocusing of the department’s efforts under Sessions’s leadership to protect the liberties of Americans.