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  • REPORT: WHITE HOUSE TRYING TO SNEAK LGBT ACTIVIST THROUGH COMMITTEE

    12/21/2017 8:44:21 AM PST · by HKMk23 · 63 replies
    POWERLINE ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    It’s obvious what’s going on. Team Trump has nominated a leading LGBT activist whose views are antithetical to those of most social conservatives and is trying to smuggle her across the finish line before the Christmas recess — and, above all, before members of Trump’s base catch on.
  • Rep. Jim Jordan says the FBI plotted to keep Donald Trump from becoming president

    12/19/2017 6:17:49 PM PST · by Innovative · 69 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2017 | Sabrina Eaton
    Now, Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan claims the FBI was actually plotting to prevent Trump from becoming president. He told Fox News the House Judiciary Committee is preparing to subpoena several FBI and Justice Department officials he believes may have been attempting to discredit Trump. "I think they were putting together a plan to keep Donald Trump from becoming the next president of the United States," Jordan said in a televised interview. Jordan said the committee is preparing subpoenas for Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who had ties to an opposition research firm that produced a controversial research dossier...
  • Obstruction of Justice was Coming from Inside the FBI

    12/06/2017 9:42:30 AM PST · by detective · 28 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 6, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    There's always conflicting recollections of facts,” FBI Director Comey said. It was a year ago and Comey was explaining why Hillary’s close aide, Cheryl Mills, not only received an immunity agreement in exchange for turning over her laptop, but a pass on lying to the FBI. The FBI Director claimed that Mills had to receive immunity because the laptop might be protected by attorney-client privilege. Mills, like Hillary Clinton, had worked as a lawyer. But they were both government officials working for the State Department. Hillary wasn’t Mills’ client. The government was. 
  • TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WEIGHING PLANS FOR PRIVATE SPIES TO COUNTER “DEEP STATE” ENEMIES

    12/05/2017 1:26:53 PM PST · by shove_it · 73 replies
    TheIntercepy ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald...
  • Sean Hannity And Steve Bannon Fear Deep State Will Arrest Them For Supporting President Trump

    12/05/2017 1:50:41 PM PST · by drewh · 71 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | December 5, 2017 10:33 am | By Jared Holt |
    Fox News personality and radio host Sean Hannity told former White House strategist and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon that he thought that both of them “may end up in jail” for defending President Trump against a supposed “deep state” impeachment efforts. Last night Bannon hosted a special edition of “Breitbart News Tonight.” Hannity joined Bannon and Fox News political analyst Pat Goodell. It wasn’t long before the panel began to speculate about a secret plan orchestrated by “deep state” officials to remove Trump from the White House. “I think they’re coming after Trump because they understand they have to destroy...
  • Weekly Update: Deep State Russia Meddling Cover-Up

    12/02/2017 9:52:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 2, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling Obama Vacations, Campaigning Cost Taxpayers New Total Over $114 Million New FBI Records Show FBI Leadership’s Conflicts of Interest on Clinton Email Investigation We Sue Office of Director of National Intelligence over Failure to Produce Legally Mandated Report on Russia’s Election Meddling We’re a year into the Trump Administration, and we’re still trying to get a grip on why the agencies that report to him continue to slow walk the release of information the public rightfully should have. The latest...
  • The President tweets about the Deep State

    11/29/2017 5:19:14 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 37 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/29/2017 | DJT
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Following Following @realDonaldTrump More The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations(?) against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump. Big stuff. Deep State. Give this information NOW! @FoxNews 5:03 PM - 29 Nov 2017
  • CFPB deputy director sues Trump to block Mulvaney as interim leader

    11/26/2017 7:40:08 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/2017 | Sylvan Lane
    Replay Mute Loaded: 0%Progress: 0% -0:00 Share Fullscreen The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Sunday night sued President Trump in order to block Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney from taking over as acting director of the agency. Leandra English, who was tapped by former Director Richard Cordray to be the acting director, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against Trump and Mulvaney, whom the president nominated to be CFPB's interim leader. The office of the CFPB’s head council is expected to challenge her suit,...
  • 2017: ICE agents rebel, say Trump ‘betrayed’ them by retaining Obama’s people

    11/15/2017 11:32:43 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 14, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    The country’s immigration enforcement officers launched a website Tuesday demanding that President Trump do more to clean up their agency, saying he has left the Obama team in place and it’s stymying his goal of enforcing laws on the books. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement supervisors in Philadelphia banned officers from wearing bulletproof vests during an operation in the dangerous “badlands” section in the city’s north for fear of offending the immigrant community. Meanwhile, officers in one Utah city are required to give city officials seven days’ heads-up before arresting anyone — and by the time they go to make...
  • Why Trump Must Fire Obama Holdover Cordray

    09/28/2017 12:53:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 27, 2017 | John Berlau
    In the private sector and during his short time as president, Donald J. Trump has never been shy about firing subordinates. Yet some powerful Obama holdovers seem to have a puzzling staying power. The recent decision of the Justice Department not to prosecute Lois Lerner for her alleged role in the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative non-profits brought criticism and also highlighted the fact that Obama’s appointee John Koskinen is still at the IRS’s helm. Even more frustrating is that Trump has yet to fire Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray, despite Cordray’s actions that go directly against...
  • GAO Report: 78 Obama Political Appointees 'Burrowed In' to Career Positions

    09/27/2017 6:42:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 27 Sep 2017 | Solange Reyner
    Seven of former President Barack Obama’s political appointees moved into career-service government jobs, a practice known as “burrowing in,” without obtaining the proper approval from the Office of Personnel Management, The Washington Times reported Wednesday. During a six-year period, 78 of Obama’s political appointees “burrowed” into career government jobs, per the same Government Accountability Office report. Of the seven who didn’t obtain the proper authorization, four were later denied their positions by OPM and three left their jobs. Congressional Republicans in November warned the departing administration against “burrowing in” more appointees after government auditors found that 17 Obama political appointees...
  • 78 Obama appointees ‘burrowed’ into career jobs, watchdog finds

    09/27/2017 2:57:19 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-27-17 | Dave Boyer
    A government watchdog found that 78 political appointees of President Barack Obama managed to “burrow” into career government jobs over a six-year period. A Government Accountability Office report obtained by The Washington Times Wednesday shows that seven of Mr. Obama’s political appointees switched to career jobs without obtaining necessary approval from the Office of Personnel Management. Of those, four were later denied the jobs by OPM and three left their posts. Congressional Republicans warned Mr. Obama last year against moving political appointees into career positions, and President Trump has stated frequently that he believes some employees in the federal workforce...
  • Report: IRS Now Sharing Info with Mueller Russia Investigation

    09/26/2017 6:35:05 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/26/17 | Charles Fain Lehman
    The Internal Revenue Service has begun to share information on key Trump campaign officials with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The sharing comes after months of stand-off between the two entities, CNN reports. That clash was prompted by concerns about how far-reaching and broad Mueller's requests to the IRS were. But, one source told CNN, the IRS's criminal division is now sharing information with Mueller's investigation. A number of Trump campaign staff have been the focus of the records requests, most notably former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The information...
  • Acting DEA head Rosenberg announces resignation

    09/26/2017 4:36:39 PM PDT · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 9/26/2017 | Staff
    Chuck Rosenberg, the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, emailed staffers Tuesday announcing he is resigning from the post. Rosenberg’s reason for leaving the agency was not reported, but it comes two months after he emailed DEA employees to reject comments President Donald Trump made about police use of force on suspects. Unnamed law enforcement officials told The New York Times on Tuesday that Rosenberg felt Trump had little respect for the law. Before becoming acting administrator of the DEA in May 2015 during the Obama administration, Rosenberg served as chief of staff for FBI Director James Comey.
  • NYT: Liberal Officials Flee Trump Administration Due To Conservative Agenda

    09/12/2017 10:59:55 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:31 PM 09/12/2017 1 3 | Jack Crowe Political Reporter
    A number of Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers appointed by previous administrations have resigned to avoid dismantling the liberal agenda pursued under former President Barack Obama, according to The New York Times.“Yet the new direction has also met some resistance among rank-and-file civil servants. Within the Justice Department, several long-serving lawyers have decided to retire or quit rather than help carry out the new policies,” people briefed on the departures told TheNYTimes.“Some of these lawyers also faced the unpalatable task of undoing their work defending Obama-era regulations, such as those on birth control and transgender rights. Rather than help roll...
  • DOJ subpoenas Christian pastor's views on Islam

    09/02/2017 1:46:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 1 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In a sweeping defeat for Obama-era holdovers at the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal court has tossed out a case in which the department had subpoenaed a Christian pastor’s views on Islam. The Islamic Center of Culpeper, Virginia, had already won a favorable settlement in its Obama-aided case against the city, which agreed to provide a permit for the mosque to pump sewage from a site where it wants to build a mosque, even though state environmental officials had said the site was not suitable for a septic system. But that wasn’t enough for the lawyers who staff the...
  • McMaster and the Deep State: Protecting Obama Agendas in a Trump Administration

    08/19/2017 5:07:37 PM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    The Tribune Papers ^ | August 18, 2017 | Mike Scruggs
    Twenty-five centuries ago, Chinese General Sun Tzu summarized an important principle of war: Knowing your enemy is essential to both avoiding defeat and achieving victory. Knowing the ideology of those who want to destroy you is absolutely essential to internal security, sound foreign policy, and military preparedness. Freedom, peace, and prosperity depend upon accurate knowledge, right interpretation, and right actions.The greatest threat to the United States and its Western allies today is the prevalent establishment Big Lie that Islam is a religion of peace and tolerance that poses no danger to millions of lives, spiritual and intellectual truth, and freedom...
  • Six Months Later, EPA Employees Are Still ‘Crying at Their Desks’ Because of Trump

    08/18/2017 5:35:43 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 47 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/16/2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Six months after President Donald Trump's inauguration, employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are still "crying at their desks." The latest edition of Rolling Stone, which features Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on the cover with the question, "Why can't he be our president?" goes after EPA administrator Scott Pruitt for alleged "crimes against nature." The article features quotes from fearful EPA employees, who are still distraught over President Trump's victory. "It's been six months, and people are still crying at their desks," one EPA staffer said. Rolling Stone‘s contributing editor Jeff Goodell labels Pruitt a "God-fearing Christian," who is...
  • State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians

    07/25/2017 2:55:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2017 | Susan Crabtree
    Full title: State Department lawyers removing references to ISIS 'genocide' against Christians, other religious minorities The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies. Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support. These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama Holdovers Still In Dozens Of Key National Security Council Jobs

    08/15/2017 8:32:28 AM PDT · by be-baw · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 14, 2017 | Richard Pollock and Ethan Barton
    Several Obama holdovers who led initiatives at odds with President Donald Trump’s foreign policy remain on the staff of National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. About 40 of the National Security Council’s (NSC) 250 officials — nearly one in six — are Obama administration holdovers, according to TheDCNF’s analysis. The holdovers include NSC directors for Korea, China, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Eastern Europe, Israel-Palestine, South America, North Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. Holdovers also advise on weapons of mass destruction, counterterrorism, non-proliferation, arms control, defense policy, immigration, and homeland preparedness. It’s been common practice...