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  • White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies

    02/15/2017 7:04:33 PM PST · by springwater13 · 73 replies
    President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that contradicts the president’s worldview. The possible role for Stephen A. Feinberg, a co-founder of Cerberus Capital Management, has met fierce resistance among intelligence officials already on edge because of the criticism the intelligence community has received from Mr. Trump during the campaign and since he became president. On Wednesday, Mr. Trump blamed leaks from the intelligence community for...
  • Ignore the leftist hype: The Blackwater pardons were the right thing to do

    12/25/2020 8:22:43 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 12/25/2020am | Andrea Wilburg
    On December 22, President Trump issued 15 pardons. Among those pardoned were Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard. If the names are unfamiliar, you might recognize them collectively as the Blackwater private contractors. In September 2007, these former veterans ended up in a shootout in Nisour Square, Baghdad, that left 17 Iraqis dead and 20 wounded. Slatten got life in prison; the other men each got 30 years. The left would like to see them continue to rot in jail, but President Trump made the right decision to let them go. I have to admit that, for...
  • Family members of Iraqis killed by Blackwater contractors condemn pardons

    12/23/2020 11:59:04 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 23 December 2020 | Guy Davies andBader Katy
    When news broke that Mohammed Kinani's son’s killers, Blackwater private military contractors hired by the U.S. government in Baghdad, were pardoned Wednesday by President Trump, Kinani said it was like losing his 9-year-old boy all over again. "I don't know what I did to Blackwater,” Kinani told ABC News. "Did I know Blackwater before? No. Why did this happen to me?" President Donald Trump pardoned four private military contractors who were found guilty for murdering 17 Iraqi citizens, including two children, in an attack that also left over 20 injured. The decision was praised by the contractors' lawyers but has...
  • Trump pardons Blackwater contractors jailed for massacre of Iraq civilians

    12/22/2020 7:43:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    President Donald Trump has pardoned four Blackwater security guards who were given lengthy prison sentences for killing 14 civilians in Baghdad in 2007, a massacre that caused international uproar over the use of private contractors in war zones. The four – Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Nicholas Slatten – were part of an armoured convoy that opened fire indiscriminately with machine-guns and grenade launchers on a crowd of unarmed people in the Iraqi capital. Known as the Nisour Square massacre, the slaughter was seen as a low point in the conflict in Iraq. In 2014, Slough, Liberty and...
  • LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds Victory Rally LIVE in Valdosta, GA Scheduled for 12/5/20, 3:00 PM (STOP THE STEAL)

    12/05/2020 11:05:50 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 927 replies
    RSBN on yahoo ^ | 5 Dec, 2020 | Right Side Broadcasting Network
    Right Side Broadcasting Network interviews and event speakers starts at 3 p.m. Trump is supposed to be on at about 7 p.m. Any FReepers at the rally should check in here!
  • Black Water Doobie Brothers

    07/04/2020 10:21:11 PM PDT · by Zirondelle76 · 18 replies
    The Doobie Brothers play Black Water in isolation- still sound great after 40 years! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZLY2ht9iBM
  • The Doobie Brothers - Black Water (Live in Isolation)

    05/09/2020 3:40:00 AM PDT · by beejaa · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 28, 2020 | Doobies Official
    The Doobie Brothers come together virtually to perform 1974’s “Black Water” Directed by Rob Arthur
  • Blackwater

    02/18/2020 7:17:25 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | Long time ago | Doobie Brothers
    When you need some mellowing...
  • Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack dies

    03/13/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 45 replies
    Lake County News ^ | 3/13/2012
    LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A much-loved musician who for years was part of the famed rock act the Doobie Brothers has died. Michael Hossack died Monday at his home in Dubois, Wyo., according to friends and family. He was 65 years old. Hossack had battled cancer and finally succumbed to the disease with family by his side. Known to friends as “Big Mike,” Hossack had local connections, having lived for many years in Lake County, where his children attended school. Hossack was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on Oct. 17, 1946, and began playing the drums at age 12, according...
  • Doobie Brothers Drummer Keith Knudsen Dies

    02/08/2005 6:30:08 PM PST · by missyme · 111 replies · 3,449+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Feb 8th, 2005
    Keith Knudsen, a drummer for the Doobie Brothers since 1974, died of pneumonia Tuesday. He was 56. Knudsen, who lived in Sonoma County's wine country, had been hospitalized for more than a month. He died at Kentfield Rehabilitation Hospital at about 12:30 p.m., according to the band's longtime manager Bruce Cohn. "I just saw him Sunday, just before the Super Bowl," Cohn said. "He was in good spirits. He was weak, but he was OK." Knudsen, who said he began drumming in eighth grade, joined the classic rock band in 1974 after he met Cohn, who told him the Doobies...
  • Investigation Prompts Schools to Report $6.5 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Gifts and Contracts

    10/20/2020 5:10:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2020 | IVAN PENTCHOUKOV
    Universities in the United States reported $6.5 billion in previously undisclosed gifts and contracts from foreign sources as a result of an investigation by the Department of Education. Federal law requires universities to disclose substantial foreign gifts and contracts to the Department of Education (DOE) twice a year. Many have for years failed to do so, while others have underreported. After the department opened an investigation into the matter in 2019, 60 schools that had never complied with the law disclosed $350 million in previously unreported foreign funds, according to a report (pdf) released by the DOE on Oct. 20....
  • Erik Prince Recruits Ex-Spies to Help Infiltrate Liberal Groups

    03/07/2020 10:32:52 AM PST · by bitt · 52 replies
    nytimes ^ | 3/7/2020 | Mark Mazzetti and Adam Goldman
    WASHINGTON — Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda, according to interviews and documents. One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly...
  • Child predator George Nader visited White House at least 13 times to meet with Steve Bannon

    08/27/2019 8:03:38 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug. 27, 2019
    Convicted child sex offender George Nader visited the White House at least 13 times to meet with President Trump’s then-chief strategist Steve Bannon, records indicate, raising questions about possible gaps in security and judgment. Nader first visited Bannon in the White House in February 2017. His dozen subsequent visits stretched through August, when Bannon was fired after seven months on the job. It's unclear if Nader visited the White House after Bannon left. The Lebanese American businessman, a past consultant for military contractor Blackwater, was known for his links to Saudi and Emirati leaders and secured a $100,000 speaking fee...
  • California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case

    12/03/2019 5:02:19 PM PST · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 12/3/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, December 3, 2019 California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions, and related offenses, during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Director in Charge Timothy R. Slater of the FBI’s Washington Field Office made the announcement.A federal...
  • Key Mueller witness, major Clinton and Trump donor charged with funneling $3.5 million in illegal contributions in 2016 U.S. elections

    12/03/2019 5:46:59 PM PST · by John W · 31 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | December 3, 2019 | Spencer S. Hsu
    A key witness in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election has been indicted with seven others on charges of conspiring to funnel more than $3 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions for that year’s elections, the Justice Department announced. George Nader, an adviser to the United Arab Emirates who acted as an intermediary for members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign seeking to forge contacts in the Middle East, was charged with conspiring to make conduit campaign contributions and related offenses in a 53-count indictment unsealed Tuesday in Washington, prosecutors said.
  • Mitt Romney adviser sits on Burisma board of directors

    09/26/2019 6:26:48 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sep 26 2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Well, this is certainly an odd coincidence! In fact, when you dig in, you find an amazing series of coincidences. If you believe in coincidences when the CIA is involved, that is. Mitt Romney’s national security advisor in his 2012 campaign -- a career CIA spook who rose to its top levels -- sits on the board of directors of Burisma, the Ukrainian gas company that formerly paid Hunter Biden $50k a month despite his complete lack of credentials or qualifications. And it also an odd coincidence that Mitt has as CNN puts it “been a lone Republican voice expressing...
  • Robert Mueller exploited cellphone GPS to track Trump associates

    06/10/2019 6:35:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 6/8/2019 | rowan scarborough
    Robert Mueller says he was able to pinpoint security company executive Erik Prince’s precise location for several hours in January 2017 by matching his mobile phone signal to a cell site near Trump Tower in New York City. The special counsel’s report discloses the use of this investigative technique, by which police determine a suspect’s location via a cellphone’s GPS signal. The Prince narrative is one instance in unredacted sections of the report in which Mr. Mueller’s team explicitly discloses cellphone tracking. It raises the question of whether the FBI applied the process to other investigative subjects — a phone’s...
  • After Long Delay, Key Witness in Mueller Probe Arrested on Child Porn Charges

    06/04/2019 11:37:17 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 6/3/2019 | Debra Heine
    A Lebanese-American businessman and key “witness” in the special counsel’s investigation of Russian election interference was arrested and charged Monday with transporting a dozen images of child pornography and bestiality. George Nader, 60, was arrested Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia. Nader was involved in several key meetings at the center of the special counsel’s Trump/Russia investigation and his name shows up more than 100 times in the Mueller report. Throughout the investigation, Nader was represented by Kathryn Ruemmler, Obama’s long-term White House Counsel/fixer. The...
  • Schiff: We’re Referring Blackwater Founder, Erik Prince To DoJ For Perjury

    04/30/2019 12:38:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/30/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Let the games begin! House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) told the Washington Post’s Robert Costa that he will make a criminal referral to the Department of Justice against Erik Prince for perjury. At issue is Prince’s testimony to his committee that a meeting in the Seychelles with a Russian financier was unplanned, while Prince’s testimony to special-counsel investigators suggest it was planned: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that his panel would make a criminal referral to the Justice Department regarding potential false testimony by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of the private military...
  • Trump's Choice

    12/28/2016 4:35:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2016 | John Stossel
    America's socialists -- I mean, progressives, are enraged that President-elect Trump chose Betsy DeVos to be his secretary of education. "Not a good appointment," yelled Al Sharpton. A "proponent of a for-profit institution! She does not believe in the public school system!" complained CNN's Bakari Sellers. Wait. Is your for-profit local supermarket less "public" than your kid's school? No! For-profit institutions serve the public and usually do it better than governments do. Let's stop calling government schools "public." Call them what they are: "government-run" schools. Anyway, the charter schools DeVos supports are public. They're just not controlled by the usual...