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  • Arizona’s Trent Franks [R-AZ] Expected to Resign [ed]

    12/07/2017 2:38:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7, 2017 | Staff
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.”
  • Former McCain aide Steve Schmidt: Trump's 'impairment is chilling'

    12/07/2017 2:37:38 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Joe Concha
    Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) former presidential campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, said early Thursday that President Trump was "clearly slurring his words" during an announcement that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, adding that "the impairment is chilling."
  • Mueller’s probe doesn't end with a bang, but with a whimper

    12/07/2017 2:25:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/2017 | NED RYUN
    In his poem, "Hollow Men," T.S. Eliot writes, "This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang, but with a whimper." The words could just as well have been written about independent prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion and interference in the 2016 presidential election and potential obstruction of justice. While Mueller, his team and the mainstream media don’t seem to quite understand just yet, the investigation is essentially over. To date, Mueller has shown no evidence of Russian collusion in the campaigns of either Donald Trump or Hillary Rodham Clinton, but has gained indictments of...
  • Pro-Doug Jones Super PAC Using Voter Intimidation Tactics — Ad Claims ‘Your Vote Is Public Record’

    12/07/2017 2:21:47 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/12/17
    Embedded video, taken off of You Tube Highway 31, a Birmingham-based pro-Doug Jones super PAC is using what could be perceived as voter intimidation tactics against Roy Moore by suggesting the votes cast in a December 12 special election are “public record.” Beginning last week, some Alabamians were posting on social media about encountering online pre-roll video advertising making such a claim. Comments
  • Franken exit could be game-changer for control of Senate

    12/07/2017 2:19:29 PM PST · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NBC ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | JONATHAN ALLEN
    WASHINGTON — Republicans may have just gotten another layer of armor to defend their Senate majority. Sen. Al Franken's seat wasn't supposed to be up again until 2020. But his announcement Thursday that he was resigning amid allegations of sexual misconduct sets up a 2018 special election in Minnesota. And Republicans, who hold a 52-48 majority, are now on the hunt for a top-tier candidate in a politically competitive state where President Donald Trump lost by less than 2 percentage points last year. The unexpected opportunity could be a "total game-changer in terms of control of the Senate," said Republican...
  • GOP senator joins calls for ethics probe if Moore wins Senate election

    12/07/2017 2:15:34 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/7/17 | Avery Anapol
    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said Thursday that if Roy Moore is elected to the Senate next week, there should be an ethics investigation into the sexual assault and misconduct allegations against him. Tillis said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM" Twitter morning show that he thinks an investigation should take place before the chamber moves to expel Moore or take other action.
  • John Lewis won't attend civil rights museum opening due to Trump presence

    12/07/2017 2:00:49 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 7,2017 | By Brett Samuels
    Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced Thursday he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday because President Trump will be there. “President Trump’s attendance and his hurtful policies are an insult to the people portrayed in this civil rights museum," Lewis said in a joint statement with Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.). Lewis and Thompson cited Trump’s past comments about women, immigrants and NFL players who have protested during the national anthem before games, saying his remarks "disrespect the efforts" of civil rights leaders. Lewis had previously said he was reconsidering whether to attend after the White...
  • From A Legal Perspective, Mueller’s Investigation is Dead. Here’s Why

    12/07/2017 1:56:25 PM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/07/2017 | Nick James
    Like a headless turkey running around in circles, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s anti-Trump investigation is dead, even if he does not yet realize it. While his investigation stumbles onward, with life support provided by the biased media, from a legal perspective the viability of any criminal case that Mueller could possibly bring has been effectively gutted thanks to the news (suppressed for months by Mueller’s team) that the FBI’s “key agent” in both the Russia investigation and the Clinton email probe was an ardent Hillary supporter with an anti-Trump bias.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan Grill .... Peter Strzok: Did He Use Steele Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant?

    12/07/2017 1:54:25 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 105 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 12/07/2017 | Tim Hains
    Rep. Jim Jordan asks FBI director Christopher Wray whether Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who was fired by the Mueller investigation for sending "anti-Trump text messages," was involved with getting a warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Jordan posits that Strzok was the agent who used the Steele dossier to obtain a warrant from a FISA court to spy on members of the Trump campaign --snip-- "And if this happened, if you have the FBI working with the Democrats' campaign, to take opposition research, dress it all up and turning it into an intelligence document to take...
  • Another Bombshell You Won’t Hear About in the Drive-By Media

    12/07/2017 1:51:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This morning there was testimony. The new FBI director, Christopher Wray, was grilled by the House, what, Intelligence Committee, House Judiciary Committee? I’m sure which committee it was. But Christopher Wray is the FBI director appointed by Trump, and he was being grilled by the Democrats today, and even some of the Republicans. Now, this guy is Trump’s head of the FBI. Christopher Wray was appointed by Trump after Comey was fired. And as I’m watching this — look, I know he’s the head of the FBI, and therefore he is the go-to guy now. But grilling this guy...
  • The Ex-Congressman (Harold Ford) Fired By Morgan Stanley...Is Threatening To Sue

    12/07/2017 1:38:54 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-7-2017 | Mohammed Hadi and Reuters
    Harold Ford, Jr. a former U.S. Democratic lawmaker turned investment banker, threatened to sue Morgan Stanley after he was fired from the bank for inappropriate conduct. A spokeswoman told Reuters on Thursday that Ford had been fired, saying that he was let go for "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies." The news of Ford's departure was first reported by the Huffington Post, which cited interviews with an unnamed woman who claimed Ford harassed her on a night several years ago. Ford issued a statement to multiple media outlets that denies any allegations and threatens legal...
  • Obama Warns Trump Will Lead America to Genocide Like Hitler, Media Yawn

    12/07/2017 1:38:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 6, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    In a friendly interview with CBS News financial analyst Mellody Hobson, President Obama suggested we could have an American genocide akin to what happened in Nazi Germany with Donald Trump as President. The former president was speaking to the Economic Club of Chicago when he made the caustic remark, in comments captured by Crain’s Chicago Business political columnist Greg Hinz. According to Hinz, Obama warned Trump’s “nativism” and distrust of the press would cause our “democracy to fall apart quickly.” Obama then made the connection between Trump and Hitler, warning “60 million people died,” when the world got “complacent.” Take that,...
  • The Latest: Palestinians say they won't meet with Pence

    12/07/2017 1:33:38 PM PST · by Hadean · 52 replies
    MSN ^ | Dec. 7, 2017
    A senior Palestinian official says the Palestinians will not meet with Vice President Mike Pence during his upcoming visit to the region because of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The official, Jibril Rajoub, said Thursday "we will not receive him in the Palestinian territories." Rajoub also calls for Arab officials not to meet with Pence. Pence is expected to visit the region later this month. He is set to travel to Israel and to the West Bank city of Bethlehem. It was not clear what Rajoub's remarks meant for the West Bank portion of Pence's trip. Trump's...
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • Nunes to issue subpoena for demoted DOJ official connected to anti-Trump Dossier

    12/07/2017 1:15:58 PM PST · by SSS Two · 27 replies
    SaraACarter.com ^ | 12/07/2017 | Sara A. Carter
    “The Committee will issue a subpoena to Bruce Ohr for information on this matter,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA.House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday, the committee is issuing a subpoena to a top ranking DOJ official that had been demoted recently for meeting with the former British spy and the owner of a security firm behind the salacious anti- Trump dossier, this reporter has learned. On Thursday, Rep. Nunes, a California Republican, said in a statement, “pursuant to the House Intelligence Committee’s prior subpoenas and information requests, the Department of Justice should have provided the...
  • How the FBI Criminalized Trump’s Transition

    12/07/2017 1:10:42 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    The Observer ^ | 12/07/17 | Thomas Farnan
    What do you call a system of government that cannot tolerate a transition of power without corrupt machinations by those unwilling to cede control? Banana Republic is a term that comes to mind. The Special Counsel was appointed to determine whether Russia colluded with Trump to steal the election. Michael Flynn was indicted for a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador on December 28, 2016, seven weeks after the election.
  • Trump signs National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day proclamation

    12/07/2017 1:09:22 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/7/2017 | Blair Guild
    As six Pearl Harbor veterans stood by his side, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation from the White House Thursday recognizing December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. One of the survivors of the surpise attack, Michael Ganitch, who was also wearing a bright Hawaiian shirt for the occasion, broke out into song with "Remember Pearl Harbor" during the president's remarks. "What can I say? Wow that was good -- he's a very shy person too," Mr. Trump joked as Ganitch finished the song. The president praised each of the six veterans as heroes, thanking them for their service...
  • Dem strategist: LOTS more [Congress] sex predators are about to be EXPOSED [tr] [ed]

    12/07/2017 1:02:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 7, 2017 | Sarad D.
    According to Democratic strategist Michael Trujillo, the dam is about to burst wide open. Well, wider: Michael Trujillo @mikehtrujillo SOURCES: @CNN and @washingtonpost working on exposing 20-30 congressional members 4 sexual harassment. #DC
  • EU Suing Conservative Countries Refusing Orders to Accept Third World Migrants

    12/07/2017 1:01:09 PM PST · by davikkm · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    The EU is to sue Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic over their refusal to take in third world migrants, the European Commission announced on Thursday. They will be referred to the European Court of Justice for “non-compliance with their legal obligations on relocation”, the commission said in a statement, referring to the three countries’ staunch refusal to take part in an EU scheme forcing migrants on unwilling nations. Passed at the height of the migrant crisis in 2015, the controversial rule dictates that asylum seekers who illegally breach Europe’s borders be “fairly” redistributed across the bloc through a quota...
  • What Will a Few More Years of Muslim Immigration Do to Europe?

    12/07/2017 1:00:07 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    On December 3, 2017, members of the Trump administration, including Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., and secretary of state Rex Tillerson announced that United States would no longer take part in the Global Compact on migration. That compact, the non-binding New York Declaration for Refugees and Migration, signed on September 19, 2016 by 193 states, purported to commit them to a unified framework – a safe, orderly, and regular organization of all aspects of international migration. Secretary Tillerson explained, a day before a global conference on the issue was to open on December 4 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico,...