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  • Manafort attorneys opt to skip defense, proceed to closing arguments

    08/14/2018 9:08:06 AM PDT · by Coronal · 104 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 14, 2018 | Katherine Faulders and Trish Turner
    Attorneys for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman who is on trial for financial crimes in federal district court Alexandria, Virginia, will not present a defense of their client, ABC News has learned. Government prosecutors from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office rested their case on Monday, so without a defense, the jury is expected to begin deliberations following closing arguments.
  • Trump cannot even commemorate Charlottesville correctly (race-baiting thrash)

    08/13/2018 2:16:29 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 12th 2018 | Jenifer Rubin
    On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, President Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil — or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base. Trump unleashed a furious backlash a year ago when he engaged in jaw-dropping moral equivalence, saying there were “very fine people, on both sides” (meaning both Nazi sympathizers and anti-Nazi protesters) and later claiming there was “blame on both sides.” Saturday, he gave the same wink to white grievance mongers, insisting on Twitter,...
  • Goodlatte's son says he’s 'embarrassed' his father’s 'grandstanding' got Strzok fired

    08/13/2018 11:25:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Bobby Goodlatte, the son of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said on Monday he is “embarrassed” that his father’s “political grandstanding” cost FBI agent Peter Strzok his job. Earlier Monday, it was announced that Strzok was fired on Friday after sending disparaging text messages about President Trump during the 2016 election. TWEET: "I’m deeply embarrassed that Peter Strzok’s career was ruined by my father’s political grandstanding. That committee hearing was a low point for Congress. Thank you for your service sir. You are a patriot." Strzok, a frequent target of GOP critics of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation,...
  • Live Feeds, Unite the Right II, ANTIFA Protests Washington DC 8/12/18

    08/12/2018 12:30:15 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 75 replies
    Various Youtube channels ^ | 8/12/18 | Various Live Feeds
    One year anniversary of the Chancellorsville events. Please post additional feeds if you find them. The linked thread at the article may go offline, if so scroll the thread for additional feeds.
  • Live coverage: White nationalists, counter-protesters rally in DC

    08/12/2018 1:32:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/18 | The Hill Staff
    Far-right protesters and counter-protesters have descended on Washington, D.C., on Sunday on the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. Earlier in the day on Sunday, hundreds of counter-protesters took part in demonstrations across the city as white nationalists prepared for their rally. Apparent smoke bombs set off at white nationalist rally Updated: 4:18 p.m. The Hill witnessed what appeared to be at least one smoke bomb go off at the beginning of the "Unite the Right 2." Someone appears to have set off a smoke bomb at the center of an anti-fascist protest. 'Unite the Rally...
  • Spike Lee: Lying, Money-Hungry Conservatives Will “Put Their Mother on the Corner for a Dollar”

    08/12/2018 6:57:50 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show today, Spike Lee, after castigating President Trump for failing to “condemn hate” in his remarks after Charlottesville last year, said: “They’ve been able to manufacture, or combine, money with hate . . . Just to see these guys get on television and lie, and lie and lie. These guys — let’s go Brooklyn right now — they’ll put their mother on the corner for a dollar.”Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Charlottesville: A Clash of Left vs. Left?

    08/12/2018 9:52:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    On August 12, 2017, a free speech rally arrived in Charlottesville to stop the removal of the statue commemorating Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Then a group of Neo-Nazis, white knights, alt-right trolls, white nationalists, and other white supremacists showed up. They wanted to protect the statue, albeit for different reasons. Then to counter-protest the white (not “Right”) supremacists, the violent left-wing Antifa hordes with their Black Bloc goons crashed the protest, and all hell broke loose. With protesters fighting to pulverize or protect the statue of a general who had headed one side of the American Civil War, another civil...
  • Far-Left March in Charlottesville Turns Anti-Police: ‘Cops and Klan Go Hand in Hand!

    08/12/2018 8:40:31 AM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/11/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    A march attended by Antifa to commemorate the anniversary of last summer’s Charlottesville rally devolved into an anti-police protest on Saturday night. Shortly before a pre-planned evening rally to mark the anniversary of a campus confrontation between torch-carrying white nationalists and counterprotesters, activists unfurled a banner that read, “Last year they came w/ torches. This year they come w/ badges.” “Why are you in riot gear? We don’t see no riot here,” Antifa members chanted Saturday evening. Footage of the march is circulating on social media.
  • Anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville angered by heightened police presence, riot gear

    08/11/2018 8:46:28 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/11/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Anti-racist protesters staging non-violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday said they were aggravated and perplexed by the heightened police presence that involved dozens of law enforcement officers in riot gear. The nearly 200 protesters were gathered to march against white supremacy almost one year after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville turned violent, resulting in the death of local resident, Heather Heyer. On Saturday, hundreds of police officers surrounded Charlottesville's downtown area throughout the day in order to preclude any violent outbursts, according to multiple reports. Though there were no white nationalist events scheduled, many feared a repeat of last...
  • TRUMP DENOUNCES ‘ALL TYPES OF RACISM AND ACTS OF VIOLENCE’ AHEAD OF ‘UNITE THE RIGHT’ RALLY

    08/11/2018 10:56:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 90 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:03 AM 08/11/2018 | Mike Brest | Contributor
    (Led by Obama ‘Occupy’ Agitator Jason Kessler) President Trump denounced all forms of racism and violence in a tweet Saturday morning, specifically mentioning the Charlottesville riots that occurred one year ago. The tweet comes ahead of a “Unite The Right” rally that is scheduled for this weekend in Washington, D.C. The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2018 “The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted...
  • Police mobilization ahead of Charlottesville anniversary alarms activists(BLM scared)

    08/11/2018 3:03:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 08/11/2018 | staff
    Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred and bloodshed that shocked the nation last summer. --SNIP-- Lisa Woolfork, a University of Virginia professor and Black Lives Matter Charlottesville organizer, said police are mounting a "huge, overwhelming show of force to compensate for last year's inaction." "Last year, I was afraid of the Nazis. This year, I'm afraid of the police," Woolfork said. "This is not making anyone that I know feel safe."
  • FATHER OF NEW MEXICO ISLAMIST COMPOUND LEADER IS LINDA SARSOUR'S 'MENTOR' ( Siraj Wahhaj )

    08/11/2018 10:05:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Leo Hohmann
    Training camp for child terrorists has chilling connection to top Democratic Party operative. Siraj Ibn Wahhaj Jr., 40, of Clayton County, Georgia, was arrested along with his two sisters and two other adults last Friday in New Mexico on charges of felony child abuse ... But there is more to this story that is not appearing in the nightly news accounts we've all been following. Nobody is talking about Wahhaj's well-connected father, Siraj Wahhaj Sr., a radical Brooklyn imam who is the spiritual adviser to Democratic Socialist and Bernie Sanders supporter Linda Sarsour. The elder Wahhaj also has ties to...
  • FERC issues stop work order on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

    08/11/2018 8:52:51 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 14 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | August 10 2018 | WV MetroNews Staff
    WASHINGTON — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a stop work order on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, ordering Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC and Dominion Energy Transmission Inc. to provide an interim right-of-way and work area stabilization plan. The order halts construction of the $5.5 billion project, which includes 600 miles of buried pipeline from West Virginia into eastern North Carolina. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an order on Aug. 6 vacating a right-of-way permit from the National Park Service and the Incidental Take Statement issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “Commission staff cannot...
  • Virginia Law States City Cannot Ban Firearms During State of Emergency

    08/11/2018 7:16:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    nbc29.com ^ | 8/9/2018 | Moriah Davis
    "About five or six years ago, some folks in the Virginia legislature got a law passed that says you can't ban firearms when you're in a state of emergency and that's what the problem is right now,” Snook said. “So if you want to blame someone, blame the Virginia legislature."
  • Trump says he condemns 'all types of racism' ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

    08/11/2018 7:19:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/11/18 | Avery Anapol and Tal Axelrod
    President Trump on Saturday tweeted that he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence" ahead of the one-year anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va. Trump has been under intense pressure to condemn last year's violence and speak out against white supremacists organizing an anniversary rally set to take place on Sunday. "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," he tweeted. "We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!" The president faced significant criticism over...
  • Who are the white nationalists?(Charlottesville)

    08/11/2018 7:24:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 131 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/10/2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    So the white nationalists are coming back to Charlottesville, and once again we’re going to hear the standard media narrative that these bigots are “on the right.” Leave aside that Jason Kessler, the organizer of the original Charlottesville rally, was an Obama activist and an Occupy Wall Street guy. Never mind that Richard Spencer, the poster boy of white supremacy, reveals in a detailed interview in my new movie that he’s a progressive who supports nationalized health care and expanded centralized state, and whose favorite presidents are all Democrats. We need to probe deeper to understand who these white nationalists...
  • ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own .. Tired of FBI Stalling

    08/09/2018 5:47:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 72 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 9, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    ANOTHER SCREW UP: New Mexico Police Entered Terror Compound On Their Own After Being Tired of FBI Stalling. ( Full title ). ... New Mexico police entered a dangerous Islamist terrorist camp in New Mexico this month after they grew tired of FBI stalling. .... The FBI refused to act. Instead the FBI told a neighbor to wear a hidden camera and risk his life by approaching an armed Islamist extremist compound. This lack of urgency by the FBI forced the local police action. ... Siraj ibn Wahhaj is the son of a Brooklyn imam who was named as a...
  • Manafort trial Judge TS Ellis taunts and torments Mueller team: 'Tears in your eyes'

    08/08/2018 7:47:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 8, 2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Anne Ball, Peter Doocy, Jake Gibson and Alex Pappas
    Ellis had rebuked Andres for not looking at him while he was talking. "Look at me! Don’t look down," Ellis said. When Andres said he was looking at a document, Ellis said "that’s B.S." And on Wednesday, Ellis chastised Andres again for how he speaks to him. At one point, Andres responded with a simple "yea." "Be careful about that, this is not an informal proceeding," Ellis warned.
  • State of Emergency Declared for Charlottesville

    08/08/2018 5:57:27 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 41 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/8/18 | Ramsey Touchberry
    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Wednesday for Charlottesville, Virginia, in preparation for the one-year anniversary of last year’s deadly white nationalist Unite the Right rally that left three dead and dozens injured. The state of emergency will last from Wednesday through the rally's anniversary Sunday. Northam said because of anniversary events, rallies, and protests planned in Charlottesville and in nearby Washington, D.C., he ordered a state of emergency to "prepare and coordinate our response to ensure the protection of residents’ lives, property, and Constitutional rights.”
  • Manafort prosecutors, Judge Ellis engage in 10-minute courtroom spat

    08/08/2018 9:58:07 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/7/2018 | Serafin Gómez and Matt Richardson
    LEXANDRIA, Va. – After jurors were dismissed Monday in the Paul Manafort trial Monday, the federal judge overseeing the case and prosecutors trying the former Trump campaign chairman got into an extended verbal debate -- lasting about 10 minutes -- over the merits of the prosecution, the length of the case and even the eye contact of prosecutor Greg Andres. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III specifically pushed Andres on why the prosecution was moving slowly with Rick Gates – the former Manafort business partner who testified on Monday – and specifically to describe the link between wealthy Ukrainian politicos...