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Outrageous! Tillerson State Dept. Dumps $700,000 into Hungarian Media to Defeat Conservative Leader Orban

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:02

This is outrageous.
Hungary’s Victor Orban is one of the few conservative Western leaders speaking about against open borders, globalism and George Soros.

Orban recently told an EU audience that George Soros and his allies are using mass immigration to destroy Europe’s “cultural and ethnic identity.”

Deep state operatives in the State Department despise Orban for his pro-democracy, anti-immigrant positions.

It was announced this week that the Tillerson State Department is spending over $700,000 to defeat Orban in Hungary.
This is outrageous!

Breitbart.com reported:

The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government.

The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticise the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.”

Breitbart London spoke to a State Department official who confirmed it supports what it calls “democracy and human rights programming” in many countries, and that its intentions in Hungary — a NATO ally — are to “support media outlets operating outside the capital … to produce fact-based reporting and increase their audience and economic sustainability”.

The State Department also echoed Kostelancik’s claim that too many Hungarian news outlets are sympathetic to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s popular conservative government — which has earned powerful enemies by opposing the European Union on mass migration, building a highly effective border wall, and exposing the network of European politicians deemed “reliable allies” by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.

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Someone Tell the Democrats that the Top Rated Tax Regimes in World have Low Tax Rates and Simple Tax Filing Procedures

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 13:41

Guest post by Joe Hoft

A couple years ago I wrote a post for Breitbart where I discussed Hong Kong’s top rated tax status. It is still rated one of the top tax regimes in the world because its tax rates are very low and it is simple to file in Hong Kong.

Please someone tell the Democrats and the #NeverTrumpers in Congress that the tax bill is good for America and Americans!

From my post where I discussed a chapter in my book “Falling Eagle – Rising Tigers” –

Hong Kong has a total corporate tax rate which is amongst the lowest in the world and is well known for its simple tax system. Hong Kong’s total tax rate on corporations is 23%, with numerous incentives for corporations to reduce their tax rates further. Out of more than 170 economies researched and included in the World Bank/PWC’s 2012 study of corporate and business taxes, the average total tax rate was 44.8% of profits. The total tax rate includes all taxes imposed on a business. Hong Kong is well below the global average at 23%. The US on the other hand, has a reported total tax rate of 131%, well above the world average and Hong Kong’s 23% rate. This study shows that the total taxes the US places on corporations (e.g. payroll, property, income, etc.) are 131% of the net income reported by these same entities.

In addition, Hong Kong tax system is administratively simple, while the US tax system is complex and costs individuals and companies millions, if not billions, every year in compliance. As tax systems become more complex, they become more costly for governments as well. The comparison between the administrative costs of the US IRS and Hong Kong’s IRD for collecting tax revenues is staggering. The US IRS employed 94,000 individuals and incurred US$12.3 billion in costs in 2011. The Hong Kong IRD employed 2,818 individuals in fiscal year 2011, which was the same number of employees as the prior four years in a row, and incurred HK$1.2 billion (US$156 million) in costs in 2011. The US has a population of 310 million and Hong Kong has a population of 7 million. Based on these numbers the cost per capita for collections of revenues in the US is US$40 and the costs in Hong Kong for tax revenue collections is US$22. The cost of collecting tax revenue in Hong Kong is half as much as the cost for tax revenue collections in the US on a per capita basis. Note that this calculation doesn’t include the additional costs incurred as a result of the more than 16,500 new IRS agents being hired for the implementation of Obamacare.

Hong Kong’s tax regime is still rated as one of the top rated tax regimes in the world.  The corporate rates are still very low.  Forbes mentioned in August of 2017 that if the US wanted to double the amount of corporate tax revenues, it would mirror the Hong Kong tax plan:

The U.S. tax code is famously overcomplicated; it has been estimated at 75,000 pages long. The original 1913 U.S. income tax code was about 400 pages. It grew to about 8,200 pages by the end of World War II, and 26,300 pages in 1984.

What is in these 75,000 pages? The answer is: nobody knows. Some people specialize in certain areas of the code that most professional tax experts do not know even exist.

However, I can summarize it for you. The first page has a set of tax rates. The following 75,000 pages say what income is exempt from those rates. Some of the more well-known exemptions include ones for hybrid vehicles, turning corn into gasoline, replacing home windows, adopting children, putting them in daycare, purchasing school supplies, going to college, investing in historic buildings, spending on research, and so on. Corporate tax exemptions can get much more complicated than this. Much more.

The Federal corporate tax rate today is 35%. Additional State tax rates can add nearly 10% more to this. Combined, it is one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world. However, the Federal government’s revenue from the corporate income tax is rather low, around 1.6% of GDP.

Let’s compare to Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s tax code is famously simple. It contains about 200 pages, and hasn’t changed much in fifty years. The top corporate rate is 16.5%. For a long time, it was one of the lowest rates in the world, although there are now several governments with a 10% rate. This 16.5% corporate tax rate produces revenue of about 5.6% of GDP. This very high number probably reflects Hong Kong’s status as a city-state and major financial center. It was 3.5% of GDP in 1990, with about the same tax rate. Nevertheless, the lesson is clear – you can get more tax revenue, as a percentage of GDP, with a low rate and simplified tax system, than a high rate and a massively overcomplicated tax system.

Hong Kong is doing things very well and very smart.  It regularly is rated as one of the top financial centers in the world and is often rated number 1.  Currently it is rated number 3 behind London and New York. Chinese come to Hong Kong to purchase goods since the taxes are so much cheaper than in China.

Someone needs to tell Democrat and #NeverTrumper politicians that if you are for America then you are for the current tax proposals in Congress.

Don’t expect to be reelected if you are not!

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Judge Roy Moore Weighs Legal Action Against Accusers As Allegations Fall Apart

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 05:46

It looks like the flimsy 38-year-old allegations against Judge Roy Moore are falling apart.

In fact it looks like EVERY SINGLE DETAIL in Gloria Allred’s accuser allegations against Roy Moore have been debunked.
Beverly Nelson was not telling the truth.

And Alabama voters are paying attention.
Roy Moore now leads ultra-liberal Doug Jones by at least 6 points in several polls this week.
And President Trump gave him the nod on Tuesday on the way to Mar-a-Lago.

And now this…

Judge Roy Moore told reporters this week he is considering pressing charges against one or more of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct 38 years ago.

NBC News reported:

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is considering legal action against one or more of the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, he said Tuesday night.

Moore, the Republican nominee to replace U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Senate in a Dec. 12 special election, has strongly denied all accusations that he inappropriately approached or accosted woman, some of them who were underage at the time of the alleged incidents.

Asked about some of his accusers in an interview Tuesday night with controversial conservative radio talk show host Scott Beason on Alabama Cable Network, Moore repeated: “I don’t know them. I’ve never spoken to them, and certainly I didn’t do anything to them.”

Moore has previously threatened to sue The Washington Post, which first reported the allegations against him, and Alabama Media Group, which publishes The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times and the Press-Register of Mobile.

Roy Moore’s wife Kayla hinted earlier that the Moores may also press charges against the far left Washington Post.

Judge Moore's wife, Kayla, informed me today they used the word "defamation" in their statement for a reason — they intend to pursue legal action against the Washington Post.

— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) November 9, 2017

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Church of Sweden Sets New Gender Neutral Rules: God Will No Longer Be Called “He” or “Lord”

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 03:10


Archbishop Antje Jackelén. Photo Magnus Aronson.

The Church of Sweden set new rules regarding language to make the church more inclusive. The Church is urging clergy to use gender-neutral language and refrain from terms like “Lord” and “him.”

Last year Swedish lesbian bishop Eva Brune proposed removing crosses and Christian symbols from her church to make it more inclusive.

Breitbart.com reported:

The Church of Sweden has voted to adopt a controversial new handbook which says masculine references to God, such as “He” and “Lord” should be scrapped so as to be more “inclusive”.

Despite heavy criticism from organisations including Royal Swedish Academy, on Thursday the church approved the new handbook with a large majority.

The Church Handbook — which was last updated in 1986 — sets out how services, baptisms, weddings and funerals should be conducted, in language, liturgy, theology and music, and is therefore central to the church’s activities.

According to local media, many priests have objected to directions in the new handbook regarding language, which have been added with the goal of making the church “more inclusive”.

This includes instructing clergy to refer to God in a gender-neutral fashion, without “unnecessarily” using the male pronoun “He”, or terms like “Lord”.

Swedish church gets new gender handbook instructing bishops to not call God for "him" or "Lord"

This madness is getting out of hand.

Now it is triggering for SJWs to say Jesus is Lord because it's not "gender neutral" 😒https://t.co/mQkTTNtm3h pic.twitter.com/8bVy0er4FG

— PeterSweden (@PeterSweden7) November 23, 2017

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Mother, Air Force Vet JAILED OVER HANDGUN In New York – Sent to Riker’s Island

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 02:13

Deanna Jo Robinson, from her days in the Air Force, where she spent 5 years in active duty.

Deanna Jo Robinson was on her way from Texas to bring her two children to New York so they could spend some time with their father. Having served in the Iraq war with the Air Force, Robinson had military clearances and has an active, valid Texas LTC. She kept her defensive handgun in the glovebox of her car. Her mistake was traveling to New York.

She was subsequently arrested, apparently by the NYPD in the Bronx, on November 11th, under the charge of “265.03 FC (CRIM POSS WEAPON-2ND DEGREE C Felony)” for daring to want to protect herself and her children from violent thugs. She has been booked into Riker’s Island at the Rose M. Singer Center, alongside murderers and armed robbers. Her friends are now asking for help to get her out.

A Funded Justice page, started by James Gressett, reads:

“Deanna Jo, loving mother of two adorable boys, Veteran, Activist and friend in liberty, was arrested in NYC on Nov 11 while traveling from Texas, when her self-defense handgun was discovered in her vehicle. Please help us free her from Rikers.

Two beautiful little boys are wondering where their mother is after the family of three traveled across the country from Texas to NYC so the children could spend time with their estranged father. Deanna Jo is a responsible mother and a veteran with military clearances and a Texas License to Carry. Concerned primarily with her children’s safety and posing no threat to any other person, Deanna Jo arrived at her destination, where her estranged husband took the children into his house then contacted police, who found her self-defense handgun in her vehicle. No mother should be forced to leave behind her best means of self defense, yet the City of New York sends a clear message: “We do not care about your Constitutional rights or your personal safety, and the only people who have guns here are criminals.” Now Deanna Jo sits in a cage at Rikers Island, stripped of her rights and incarcerated, and her children are missing her dearly. She needs to return to them so they can be with their mother. The city has basically told her that her life and the lives of her children are meaningless and that her right to protect them is trivial.
We are a group of friends who want to see Deanna Jo reunited with her children as soon as possible.
This fund is to help us do that, plus assist with the legal battle to come.”

Deanna Jo Robinson’s booking information.

They are trying to raise $25,000 for legal fees, which likely includes paying for bail, which currently stands at $7,499. Her next court date is December 4th. As of this writing, they are already up to $3750 after one day. Go HERE to donate to her fund.

This isn’t Robinson’s first experience being a target of the authorities.

In 2015, she was the subject of a very public battle with “child protection services”, where police officers and deputies in her home area of Hunt County, just outside of Dallas, stormed her home to take her children. Hunt County deputy Josh Robinson (no relation) can be seen on video beating her while she was handcuffed and pinned in a corner, as she cried out that she was pregnant.

In that case, Robinson was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing, and in fact, the “child protection services” officials later admitted that there was no writ or warrant for her.

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YouTube and Google Crap on America With Petty and Hateful Thanksgiving Day Video

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 01:34

YouTube, owned by Google (Alphabet) took a giant dump on America this Thanksgiving Day, posting to Twitter a year-old Teen Vogue video of six teenage Native American girls angrily toppling a Thanksgiving dinner table. The YouTube tweet links to a Teen Vogue video posted to YouTube entitled, “Native American Girls Describe the REAL History Behind Thanksgiving”.

This is the largest tech company in the world.

This is what they are promoting.

YouTube’s statement promoting the video, “”Thanksgiving” is a loaded word. These girls explain what it means to Indigenous people.”

"Thanksgiving" is a loaded word.

These girls explain what it means to Indigenous people. https://t.co/zqMw96hLJy pic.twitter.com/sL4oIuqoBe

— YouTube (@YouTube) November 23, 2017

The Indian girls in the video claim that Thanksgiving was actually a dinner held to celebrating each time an entire Indian village was slaughtered by European settlers, who called it Thanksgiving.

They then go on to attack Abraham Lincoln. Then the girls talk about what they are thankful for (Identity politics in action).

The video ends with the girls saying, “Happy Thanksgiving, America.” Then they stand in unison and turn over the table set with a bountiful Thanksgiving meal.

The credits for the video name the participants: Laurel Cotton, Daunnette Reyome, Evannah Moniz-Reyome, Kiera Thompson, Wacantkiya Mani Win Eagle and Wanbli Waunsila Win Eagle.

Teen Vogue wrote about the video in a post last November. Turns out it was also a fashion shoot.

…Here, the girls school us on the REAL history behind Thanksgiving — detailing the genocide of Native American people by the European settlers and American colonists. They also touch on the “Dakota 38” — what’s now known as the largest mass execution in US history, where 38 Dakota men were put to death by Abraham Lincoln.

At the end, the girls all say what they’re thankful for. The resounding theme? That they’re still here — and thriving.

From Left to Right: Topshop hoodie, $45. topshop.com. Phlemuns vest, $325. phlemuns.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim skirt, $450. 31philliplim.com. Tibi dress, $450. tibi.com. 3.1 Phillip Lim jacket, $750. 31philliplim.com. Simon Miller sweatshirt, $195, and pants, $195. simonmillerusa.com. HPC Trading Co. tee, $120. heronpreston.com. Joseph cardi, $4,795. joseph-fashion.com. Talent’s own jeans. REDValentino sweater, $495. RedValentino Boutiques. Edun jacket, $790. Similar styles at yoox.com. AG jeans, $235. agjeans.com. A.L.C. dress, $645. barneys.com. A.L.C. jacket, $595. nordstrom.com.”

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Top DC Lawyer: Democrat Conyers Would Meet Me in His Underwear… in His Capitol Hill Office

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 01:26


Melanie Sloan and Rep. John Conyers

Creepy Democrat John Conyers met attorney Melanie Sloan in his underwear in his office… on Capitol Hill.

The Hill reported:

A high-profile ethics lawyer based in Washington, D.C., says Rep. John Conyers Jr. summoned her to his office where the Michigan Democrat was in his underwear during her time as minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee.

Melanie Sloan, who formerly headed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and worked for Conyers from 1995 to 1998, told The Washington Post on Wednesday that Conyers asked her to come to his Rayburn Building office at one point, where she found him in his underwear.

“I was pretty taken aback to see my boss half-dressed,” she said. “I turned on my heel and I left.”

Sloan added that Conyers’ behavior toward her was inappropriate and abusive, but she told the Post that she didn’t believe she was sexually harassed by him.

“There was nothing I could do to stop it,” Sloan told the Post. “Not going to leadership, not going to my boss, not going to a women’s group, not going to a reporter. I was dismissed and told I must be mentally unstable.”

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Former NYPD Officer Shuts Down Las Vegas Sheriff’s Latest Claim About Mandalay Bay Massacre

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:56

It’s been nearly two months since the Las Vegas shooting and we still don’t have answers to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, gunman Stephen Paddock fired in excess of 1,100 rounds the night of the shooting

Las Vegas Review Journal reports:

The new total includes about 200 rounds fired from Paddock’s Mandalay Bay corner suite and into the hallway of the 32nd floor late Oct. 1, injuring hotel security guard Jesus Campos.

Lombardo was aware of the previously unreported total because the Metropolitan Police Department’s forensics lab is working in conjunction with the FBI to process all ballistics evidence from the mass shooting, which left 58 concertgoers dead and more than 500 injured.

Investigators have not determined why Paddock stopped shooting. Lombardo said they found about 4,000 more rounds of unused ammunition in the gunman’s suite.

John Cardillo, a former NYPD officer, isn’t buying the new claim.

“1100 rounds in 9 minutes, even with a bump-fire stock, from one shooter seems implausible. That’s 2 rounds/second not accounting for reloading, or any kind of malfunction. Tough to believe.”

1100 rounds in 9 minutes, even with a bump-fire stock, from one shooter seems implausible.

That’s 2 rounds/second not accounting for reloading, or any kind of malfunction.

Tough to believe.#LasVegas https://t.co/9JI1dffPdv

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 23, 2017

The new claim raises more questions about the competency of Sheriff Joe Lombardo.

Asked if he will run for re-election, Lombardo gave a resounding yes.

Amid the anger and confusion brought upon by an ever-changing timeline by the Las Vegas Police Department and FBI, MGM Resorts International has hired an elite crisis management firm. The move comes on the same day Sheriff Joe Lombardo claims there is little difference between police and Casino timelines.

MGM Resorts International has said otherwise — twice. Now, MGM is “debunking,” another claim. Fed up with the continuously shifting timeline, The Gateway Pundit previously reported via the Las Vegas Review-Journal that MGM Resorts International hired an elite crisis management firm.

This week, rumors began swirling that hundreds of people were preparing to sue MGM. Maybe then the American people will learn more? In the meantime, researchers are studying Paddock’s brain for additional clues.

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Cat Lady Mailed Bomb to Texas Governor Abbot – That Didn’t Explode Because He Opened Wrong End of Box (VIDEO)

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:27

A Texas woman was arrested after sending explosives to Republican Governor Greg Abbot, Barack Obama and the commissioner of the Social Security administration.

Governor Abbot opened the package from the wrong end or it would have exploded!

Detectives match cat hair in the box to the woman’s cat in Brookshire.
KHOU reported, via Cernovich:

A woman in the Brookshire area is accused of sending explosives to three government leaders in 2016.

According to the six-count indictment, 46-year-old Julia Poff mailed explosives to Governor Greg Abbott, President Barack Obama and Commissioner of the Social Security Administration Carolyn Colvin on Oct. 12, 2016.

Other court documents say Gov. Abbott opened the package, but it failed to explode because he didn’t open it right. If opened correctly, documents say “it could’ve caused severe burns and death.”

She was allegedly upset with Gov. Abbott for not receiving support from her ex-husband.

Federal investigators say they were able to connect Poff to the packages using pieces of the shipping labels, and also matched cat hair found in the box mailed to President Obama with her cat.

Poff has been charged with Injurious Articles as Nonmailable and Transportation of Explosives with the Intent to Kill and Injure for the crimes against the government officials.

More from Reuters:

The packages sent to Obama, the Social Security Administration and Abbott contained pyrotechnic powder, and investigators found a large amount of fireworks at Poff’s home in Brookshire, west of Houston.

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Sean Hannity Gives Behind-The-Scenes Look at Cooking His Thanksgiving Turkey (VIDEO)

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:42

On Thursday, Fox News host Sean Hannity wished his over three-million Twitter followers a Happy Thanksgiving. 

“To all my Deplorable friends, I am extremely thankful to each and every one of you for just being who you are, Great Americans! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!”, tweeted Hannity.

To all my Deplorable friends, I am extremely thankful to each and every one of you for just being who you are, Great Americans! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 23, 2017

Hours later, the ratings juggernaut tweeted a series of behind-the-scenes video clips of him cooking his Thanksgiving turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving. Thx Masterbuilt! pic.twitter.com/OgBbnALdzA

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 23, 2017

HANNITY: “See this? This is 14.5 lbs turkey. It will be done in one hour. Now, I’m going to show you how fun this is, and it tastes better than any turkey you’ve ever had. And by the way, to Laura Ingraham who said I’d never do this myself, pay very close attention. As I know begin the process, You’ve got to do it very slowly, and you drop it in — peanut oil is in there — in one hour from now it will be paradise.”

53 Minutes later!! pic.twitter.com/RICfn4h92r

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 23, 2017

“After just 53 minutes, here is our 14.5 lbs Butterball turkey  — Butterball turkey frier. How many of you slaved over a hot stove for hours and hours? And this turkey is the juiciest turkey you’d ever have in your life!”, added Hannity.

53 Minutes later!! pic.twitter.com/RICfn4h92r

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 23, 2017

While taking an electric carver to his Turkey, Hannity explained, “Look how juicy this is, now, if you look here, look how juicy it is. So juicy — it melts in your mouth.”

Happy Thanksgiving!! pic.twitter.com/hIRADGyzy2

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving, Sean. Thank-you for fighting for the truth.

 

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‘Why Are You Always Lying?’: John McCain Called Out For ‘Absurd’ Explanation About Why His Boot Was On Different Foot

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 22:11

On November 6th, POLITICO reported Senator John McCain received treatment at Walter Reed Medical Center after injuring his Achilles tendon.

“Senator McCain was treated at Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend for a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon, as well as for other normal and non-life-threatening side effects of cancer therapy. Senator McCain has returned to work in the Senate and will be wearing a walking boot until his injured tendon is fully healed,” the Senator’s office said in a statement.

“I can’t tell you how much I hate wearing this boot!,” tweeted McCain showing off his boot on right foot.

I can't tell you how much I hate wearing this boot! https://t.co/W6zClDRpFb pic.twitter.com/x3mDC4n11H

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 6, 2017

On Wednesday, McCain tweet a photo of himself with his wife Cindy, saying “Mother, father & puppy of the bride in beautiful Cornville  yesterday!”

Mother, father & puppy of the bride in beautiful Cornville #Arizona yesterday! pic.twitter.com/sd3rsye1OV

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 22, 2017

Zerohedge contributor ZeroPointNow point out something peculiar about McCain’s boot. The Senator is wearing it on his right foot on the 6th and on the left on the 22nd.

“Looks like @SenJohnMcCain forgot which Achilles tendon tore two weeks after he walked out in a boot on Nov 6th,” tweeted ZeroPointNow.

Looks like @SenJohnMcCain forgot which Achilles tendon tore two weeks after he walked out in a boot on Nov 6th. pic.twitter.com/z5si5J40Bq

— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow) November 22, 2017

Now this…

“Thank you for your support & best wishes. My left leg was doing extra work to compensate for the boot, so I’m giving it a break. I still hate wearing this boot, but it won’t slow us down from frying 7 turkeys today!”, tweeted McCain.

The Hill reports:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday clarified that his walking boot is on his right foot, adding that he switched it to his left to “give it a break.”

McCain caused confusion when he posted a photo from his daughter Meghan’s wedding in which his walking boot was on his left foot. He had previously been seen wearing it on his right foot after he suffered a minor tear in his right Achilles tendon. Some Twitter users noticed that he was wearing the boot on his other foot and began raising questions about McCain’s injury.

Thank you for your support & best wishes. My left leg was doing extra work to compensate for the boot, so I'm giving it a break. I still hate wearing this boot, but it won't slow us down from frying 7 turkeys today!

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) November 23, 2017

Twitter users were not having McCain’s excuse.

That doesn’t even make sense, but consider the source.

— Auntie Mame (@YourAuntieMame) November 23, 2017

Wearing a boot is exhausting. But how in the world does switching it help?! Put the burden on the actual injured/just healed leg b/c the other got tired?! Absurd!!

— Cynthia Lovely (@CSLovely) November 23, 2017

A whole day to come up with the worst excuse ever. It's confirmed, he is a Democrat.

— jp marat (@JPMarat77) November 23, 2017

https://twitter.com/ObiWanStreisand/status/933746417901998080

https://twitter.com/Hornetssuperfan/status/933794443035111424

pic.twitter.com/TilcyRkMrU

— DianeOmite (@DianeRosemond) November 23, 2017

Being a Fraud just comes Naturally to you eh? Songbird.

— Deplorable Stuosky (@windu79488931) November 23, 2017

Whatever! You know none of us believe that shit. Stick your head in the sand, John.

— Sherwood57 (@sherwood57) November 23, 2017

https://twitter.com/N4LRB4me/status/933768364077568001

Right…………………..

— Billie Dene (@BillieDene) November 23, 2017

pic.twitter.com/SE5om3K5ay

— StanleyKubrickFan (@JimKubrick) November 23, 2017

Fkn liar.

— patriotickris10 (@Kristen61555019) November 23, 2017

You shame Arizona John. And you shame our nation.

— ★USA★ TRUMP Sheila (@SCloudcroft) November 23, 2017

Bruh… pic.twitter.com/E53K1k6gsP

— Hillary got chucked in a van like a side of beef (@saggyeyedsoros) November 23, 2017

Your explanation is to cause more strain to your healing torn tendon foot? You do realize how ridiculous you sound right?

— Johnny (@spaghetti137) November 23, 2017

It's a wonderful life!
Leg seems well rested from here Old Man Potter. #justSaying
Lay off poor George and the good folks of Bedford Falls. pic.twitter.com/l4tqPU1FB0

— Tom G Stark (@TomStark913) November 23, 2017

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LEAK: Gen. Michael Flynn Splits With Trump’s Lawyers — Is He Being Squeezed to Negotiate With Mueller?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:36

Attorneys for retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn have cut ties with President Trump’s legal team, raising questions if the former national security adviser is ‘cooperating with prosecutors or negotiating a deal’ with Robert Mueller in the Special Counsel’s Russia collusion investigation. To date, no concrete evidence has emerged linking Trump officials to Russia with the purpose of colluding.

After earlier reports saying Mueller has enough evidence to charge Flynn, one must ask the question if the Special Counsel is squeezing the former national security adviser to negotiate?

New York Times claims:

Mr. Flynn’s lawyers had been sharing information with Mr. Trump’s lawyers about the investigation by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, who is examining whether anyone around Mr. Trump was involved in Russian efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

That agreement has been terminated, the four people said. Defense lawyers frequently share information during investigations, but they must stop when doing so would pose a conflict of interest. It is unethical for lawyers to work together when one client is cooperating with prosecutors and another is still under investigation.

The notification alone does not prove that Mr. Flynn is cooperating with Mr. Mueller. Some lawyers withdraw from information-sharing arrangements as soon as they begin negotiating with prosecutors. And such negotiations sometimes fall apart.

Still, the notification led Mr. Trump’s lawyers to believe that Mr. Flynn — who, along with his son, is seen as having significant criminal exposure — has, at the least, begun discussions with Mr. Mueller about cooperating.

Earlier this month, the Office of Special Counsel leaked details of its investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

According to NBC News, Team Mueller possesses sufficient evidence to charge retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn.

NBC News reports:

Federal investigators have gathered enough evidence to bring charges in their investigation of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser and his son as part of the probe into Russia’s intervention in the 2016 election, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

[…]The investigators are speaking to multiple witnesses in coming days to gain more information surrounding Flynn’s lobbying work, including whether he laundered money or lied to federal agents about his overseas contacts, according to three sources familiar with the investigation.

Mueller’s team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S. to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said.

According to recent reports, former CIA Chief James Woolsey briefed law enforcement agents working with the Special Counsel on matters relating to General Michael Flynn’s plan to ‘remove a Turkish cleric,’ from the U.S.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Special Counsel Robert Mueller called on the Trump administration to hand over documents in relation to retired Lt. Gen Michael T. Flynn. Mueller is demanded the documents in order to investigate potential secret payments to Flynn by the Turkish government.

Secret memos reveal that former Nat Sec Advisor, Michael Flynn became a nuisance to the FBI when he intervened in an agent’s discrimination case years before the Russia probe. 

Prior to the FBI launching a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser, General Flynn became a nuisance to the bureau leadership by “intervening on behalf of a decorated counter-terrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination”.

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Like Father Like Daughter=> Malia Moonbeam Obama Gets Her Smoke On (VIDEO)

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 21:04

Malia Obama is just like her daddy.

She loves to smoke…we aren’t sure what she’s exactly smoking, but she likes to show off her rebellion.

Many argue Malia Obama is in college and this is just what college kids do. Really? Is that what people said when the Bush twins were constantly in the tabloids for partying while they were in college?

Barstool News posted a video from what appears to be a Snapchat of Malia Obama smoking…something we aren’t exactly sure. Caption reads, “Malia Obama rippin O’s like a bawss.”

Malia Obama rippin O’s like bawss @BarstoolNewsN pic.twitter.com/c9fIXnsjMh

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) November 23, 2017

The internet responded…

She’s definitely got her mothers masculinity features

— Ryan Padgett (@honeypadger) November 23, 2017

Just like her daddy–smoke and (bathroom) mirrors.

— Robert Kanellas (@RKanellas) November 23, 2017

Sins of the father…

— Bookworm Pages (@TheWormKnows) November 23, 2017

Manly looking just like her dad, I mean mom ….

— Philip Lefebvre (@CFtrashtalkNat) November 23, 2017

Just like her dad…

— CJ1980 (@BadaBingU) November 23, 2017

Chip off the old block

— Rumsfield’s the name (@Umbagog69) November 23, 2017

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Rumblings: Was Mrs. Claus in Macy’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade a Man?

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:23

Trans-Claus?
She looks a little more manly than I remember.

Too much reindeer meat?

Reader Laura sent this in: I was making clam dip, when I stopped to watch the end of the Macy’s parade, and I think Mrs. Claus was a man! What do you think? I don’t really care, but it’s kind of funny. She reminds me of the great guy in my favorite movie, The Bird Cage.

Here’s another shot.
Santa left her home this year.

So what do you think?

Here’s video of Mrs. Claus from this morning.

#ChristmasShopping is #done. All gifts found with a story that fits my conscience. #PutYour$WhereYourValuesAre #ethicalchristmas #fairtrade #environmentaljustice @Villages @UncommonGoods @SanukFootwear @Kuhl_USA @GIPHY https://t.co/T7I9kVHtOc

— Laura Hann (@LSHHann) November 22, 2017

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NFL Ratings Are a Train Wreck — And There’s No End in Sight

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 20:09

The NFL continues to struggle as players from around the league are kneeling during the National Anthem. How bad is it? The NFL’s ratings are a train wreck — and there’s no end in sight. 

Breitbart News reports:

Ratings for the National Football League have gotten worse as Week 11 passes in the rear-view, with the league losing one million viewers over the numbers from 2016 as protests during the national anthem continue.

Some analysts felt the ratings slump showed signs of slowing over week 9 and 10, but the downward trend picked back up for Week 11. With a loss of 6.3 percent compared to last week’s loss of 5.7 percent the loss of viewers deepened, the New York Post reported.

The 6.3 percent dip reflects a viewership of 14.9 million viewers, which is down a million from the 15.9 earned in Week 11 last year.

[…]

With TV ratings off nearly 20 percent for the season over all, the networks have reportedly lost up to $500 million in ad revenue. The ratings slide is reflected in the sparse attendance at the stadiums, too, with Week 11 photos showing that there are still empty seats galore.

Not only is the NFL suffering from poor ratings, but game attendance is down, as well.

Week 11 games had empty seats galore at stadiums across the league.

The Kansas City Chiefs played the New York Giants and there were many empty seats visible.

“Wow. I have never seen this many empty seats here before. John Mara must be thrilled. #GiantsPride,” tweeted Giants fan Kevin McCleerey. 

Wow. I have never seen this many empty seats here before. John Mara must be thrilled. #GiantsPride. pic.twitter.com/G7Nw7g9Hlq

— Kevin McCleerey (@KevinMcCleerey) November 19, 2017

The Giants’ official Twitter account tweeted warm up footage with many seats still empty.

“Kickoff is just minutes away! WATCH  Pregame Warmups presented by @Visa,” tweeted the New York Giants.

Lots of empty seats at NRG as they are about to toss the coin pic.twitter.com/PJvF07byVl

— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) November 19, 2017

AZ Sports Central reporter Kent Somers noted “Lots of empty seats,” were visible at the Arizona Cardinals vs Houston Texans game at NRG just as the coin was set to be tossed.

“Lots of empty seats at NRG as they are about to toss the coin,” tweeted Somers.

“you can really tell the orange is indeed oranger with all these empty seats,” joked ESPN Cleveland reporter Jordan Zirm.

you can really tell the orange is indeed oranger with all these empty seats pic.twitter.com/hgcDG2bUwJ

— Jordan Zirm (@clevezirm) November 19, 2017

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the Dolphins in Miami and Hard Rock Stadium had a ton of empty seats.

Originally scheduled for Week 1 #NFL RT @bprowell: @[me] Dolphins packing em in!! pic.twitter.com/0Z7DaMHkX2

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) November 19, 2017

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Illegal Aliens Block Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (VIDEO)

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:56

Four protesters, including illegal alien adults with temporary DACA protection against deportation, briefly blocked the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Thursday morning. Police quickly removed the four red-shirt wearing protesters right after they sat down in the middle of the street. The protesters were detained but not arrested. Supporters on the sidewalk chanted, “Undocumented and unafraid!” in protest of President Donald Trump reversing the unconstitutional DACA program for illegal aliens who entered the U.S. as children enacted by former President Barack Obama after Congress refused to grant them amnesty.

The protest was organized by the pro-amnesty for illegal aliens group the Seed Project, which posted photos and statements about the protest.

A Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marching band, dressed in black and holding a banner, is blocked by illegal alien protesters.

Why did Dreamers interrupt the #MacysParade? "I am doing this to bring dignity to our undocumented community, without fear. I want to bring awareness that while some families are together, others are being torn apart." #OurDream pic.twitter.com/ntqFveYold

— The Seed Project (@seedproj) November 23, 2017

"I want to see a change, all the million have permanent protection. The only way for me to see that is by taking action." – Barbara Hernandez, disrupting #MacysParade to fight for #OurDream pic.twitter.com/iUTBJ5lYBW

— The Seed Project (@seedproj) November 23, 2017

Video of the protest:

Video posted by @CosechaMovement of #DACA recipients and allies disrupting #MacysThanksgvingDayParade this morning in NYC. #OurDream pic.twitter.com/PBEkvut8oB

— Latino Rebels (@latinorebels) November 23, 2017

Toward the end of the video as the protesters are being led away by police, supporters can be heard chanting in Spanish about ‘revolution.’

The Seed Project posted propaganda graphics about the protesters:

We are your classmates, your coworkers, and your neighbors. We are the backbones of our schools, workplaces, and communities. And right now, we need your help. https://t.co/SYSPOYdKVZ pic.twitter.com/E5U2yMSywk

— The Seed Project (@seedproj) November 23, 2017

"I can't chose between my self interest and the wellbeing of my parents: it's impossible to negate that our struggles are braided into resilience that our ancestors have had for centuries." #OurDream pic.twitter.com/Ety1f0OvC9

— The Seed Project (@seedproj) November 23, 2017

"I am doing this to bring dignity to our undocumented community, without fear. I want to bring awareness that while some families are together, others are being torn apart." #MacysParade #OurDream pic.twitter.com/PQmBfklbOM

— The Seed Project (@seedproj) November 23, 2017

A press release was issued about the protest.

Undocumented Youth and Allies Disrupt New York City’s Macy’s Day Parade while Calling for Permanent Protection for all Young Undocumented Immigrants in the Country

With their lives in limbo and with congressional inaction, undocumented youth take part in civil disobedience to call on community to take fight to their districts and to Capitol Hill.

New York, NY – Immigrant youth from across the country converged in New York City on Thanksgiving Day to participate in a civil disobedience action and pledge their commitment to winning permanent protection for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the Country. Four DACA recipients and allies were removed from the parade, blocking traffic by the Macy’s Day Parade.

On September 5th, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was repealed by President Donald Trump in one of the cruelest attacks on the immigrant community. Starting on March, 5th 2018, 800,000 undocumented youth will begin to lose protection from deportation and their right to work. After years of commitment and sacrifice to gain their education, support and start their families, and become key contributors to their communities politicians are standing by while they will broken apart from their families, livelihood, and community.

“The White House & establishment politicians are responsible for this decision. They are negotiating away the power and dignity of our immigrant community. The community is being pitted against each other — children against parents” said Catalina Santiago, one of the Undocumented Youth who was arrested at the Macy’s Day Parade. “Their aim is to make undocumented youth bargaining chips for driving our parents and our community deeper into the shadows”

“Undocumented youth are refusing to put our destiny in the hands of establishment politicians. We are choosing to fight for the dignity of our entire immigrant community, and that begins with us. We are your classmates, your coworkers, and your neighbors” said Hector-Jario Martinez, one of the Undocumented Youth who was arrested at the Macy’s Day Parade. “We are not just the future of this country, but we are also the present workers that it depends on. We are millions of young undocumented students and workers who are the backbones of our schools, industries, and communities. We are calling on our community members to stand up and fight for our right to work and live in this country.”

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Did Al Franken Brag About Kissing, Grabbing Kathy Lee Gifford’s Butt? (VIDEO)

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 17:11

Senator Al Franken is in a world of trouble. The Democrat lawmaker is being accused by two more women of inappropriate touching. Four women in total have accused Franken of sexual misconduct. 

Huffington Post reports:

The first woman, who spoke to HuffPost on condition of anonymity because she’s worried she’ll be harassed online for making the allegation, said Franken groped her when they posed for a photo after a June 25, 2007, event hosted by the Minnesota Women’s Political Caucus in Minneapolis.

[…]

The second woman told HuffPost that Franken cupped her butt with his hand at a 2008 Democratic fundraiser in Minneapolis, then suggested the two visit the bathroom together. She spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear that the allegation could affect her position at work.

“My immediate reaction was disgust,” the second woman said. “But my secondary reaction was disappointment. I was excited to be there and to meet him. And so to have that happen really deflated me. It felt like: ‘Is this really the person who is going to be in a position of power to represent our community?’”

In a statement to the Huffington Post, Franken denied the allegations.

“It’s difficult to respond to anonymous accusers, and I don’t remember those campaign events,” said Franken.

Amid Franken’s groping scandal, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld recently recounted footage of Franken on the Howard Stern Show in 1999, where the then-comedian is accused of kissing, grabbing Kathy Lee Gifford’s butt.

Transcript via Grabien News:

STERN: “He evidently, is legendary. And he did admit that he was very large. Are you large as well?

FRANKEN: “I really don’t know in comparison to other guys because I never really…”

STERN: “That’s a lie. You don’t look at other guys? Let me see yours.”

FRANKEN: “I have a medical condition and I wasn’t allowed to go in the shower but… “

STERN: “What kind of medical condition would prohibit you…[overtalk]

FRANKEN: “I don’t want to go into it. But I recently saw a porno movie, and I noticed how small the other guy’s penis is.”

STERN: “Are you serious you couldn’t get into the shower because of a medical condition [overtalk]

DELL-ABATE: “You know I was talking to Al earlier and he was telling me and I was asking him if he did Kathie and Regis and he’s actually told me he co-hosted with Kathie.”

STERN: “Oh my God, that had to be quite the experience.”

DELL-ABATE: “He said he kissed her and grabbed her ass.”

STERN: “Is she one of the biggest phonies on the planet? Seriously, how do you stomach.. you’re a satirist. Be honest. She is such a phony. How do you stomach that?”

FRANKEN: “Well, I… don’t know that. I wouldn’t say that she’s such a phony.

STERN: “Are you afraid to say that?”

FRANKEN: “No, I’m not afraid.”

STERN: “Are you afraid, you won’t will never be asked.”

A caller named “Big Black” phoned into the show, claiming the National Enquirer reported Franken was not allowed back on Kathy Lee’s show because he made her feel unconformable.

Later on in the segment, Franken attempts to walk back grabbing Kathie Lee’s behind.

Transcript via Grabien News:

STERN: “Big Black, you’re on the air.”

BIG BLACK [caller]: “ …. what happened was, Mike Walker did a story about six months ago, he said Al was going to Kathie Lee’s show — she did get mad — she said, never have Al back on — she got mad that he grabbed her ass and everything — “

STERN: “Did you grab Kathie Lee’s ass?”

FRANKEN: “She grabbed my ass, I think he reported that and he was wrong…”

STERN: “And so she’s not mad at you.”

FRANKEN: “No.”

BIG BLACK [caller]: “After the show. It was a funny show.”

STERN: “Oh, after the show.”

FRANKEN: “You saw the show?”

BIG BLACK [caller]: “I saw it.”

STERN: “And you liked it.”

BIG BLACK [caller]: “Yeah. But I thought she was mad though. Because she wasn’t really handling the humor very well.”

STERN: “When you grabbed Kathie Lee’s ass, did your finger find a good spot? I had to word it that way, I’m sorry.”

FRANKEN: “I did not.”

BIG BLACK [caller]: “She was very uncomfortable in that show though.”

STERN: “You did not find a sweet spot. You didn’t grab her ass.”
[grunting. overtalk. laughing]

FRANKEN: “I certainly did not touch her in any way to arouse her or gratify her.”

BIG BLACK [caller]: “You should get Mike Walker on the phone because he — “

STERN: “Oh, whatever. I got Al here, I’ll take his word for it. Please — ”

QUIVERS: “Well, Al has already questioned the reliability — “

FRANKEN: “ The veracity — “

STERN: “The veracity of the story. Well, this has been fascinating.”

FRANKEN: “Yeah.”

STERN: “Really, your career has been unbelievable and now we’ve learned everything about you.”

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BANNON: ‘One Thing Has Forever Broken the Democrat Party’

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:31

The Democrat Party is in shambles after losing over one-thousand seats around the country under former President Obama. President Trump’s stunning victory last November made the Democrat Party’s situation even more precarious. Yet, according to former Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon, both events are recoverable — what’s not — is the degree to which identity politics has infected the Party. 

Breibert News reports:

Stephen K. Bannon believes that the Democratic Party’s obsession with identity politics will ultimately backfire against them. In fact, he believes this has broken the party to such a degree that it will never recover.

[…]

Bannon, with the whiteboard in his office and his eagerness to check off Trump campaign promises as accomplished, took the brunt of the blame for the administration moving too quickly. But he says the uproar had its upside: It helped create “the resistance” that Bannon believes thoroughly delegitimizes the Democratic Party with average voters it needs to win elections. He claimed he knew the outrage was coming, and that the Left had fallen into a trap. “The Left bit on it, and created the resistance, and it blew up, and now it’s part of the political movement,” Bannon said. “It’s what’s broken the Democratic Party.”

“Bannon’s belief that the Democratic Party’s addiction to divisive identity politics may succeed in stirring up much noise on the fringes, but that this very tactic will work against them among the very same minority groups they are using to cause an uprising,” writes Bannon: Always the Rebel author Keith Koffler.

How enshrined is identity politics in the Democrat Party? The latest example is a secretive Democrat donor and activist conference set to be held in California. The conference is a place for progressives to meet and share goals and discuss issues of common interest. A copy of the conference agenda was leaked to the Washington Free Beacon who reported on it today. Pelosi will headline the event along with George Soros.

As The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft’s makes clear, the weekend agenda are centered around two things.

— Democrats want to spread their far left California values of open borders, Socialism and identity politics across the US

— And white men are no longer valued or welcome in today’s Democrat Party.

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Report: Anti-Trump Saudi Prince Alwaleed Hung Upside Down and Beaten by Interrogators in Saudi Arabia

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 16:16

“Dopey” Prince Alaweed Was Warned — Now He Sits In Prison

In December 2015 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US after the San Bernardino attacks.

Donald Trump hit the “dopey prince” back twice as hard.

Trump was right.

In October Prince Alwaleed was arrested in a corruption sweep.

And now Prince Alwaleed is being tortured.

The billionaire prince was reportedly hung upside down and beaten by interrogators.
The Daily Mail reported:

Detained members of Saudi elite have been hung by their feet and beaten by interrogates, source says.

Among those hung upside down are Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor worth at least $7 billion who is being held at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5108651/American-mercenaries-torturing-Saudi-princes.html#ixzz4zGvIlAMS
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Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier this month are being strung up by their feet and beaten by American private security contractors, a source in the country tells DailyMail.com.

The group of the country’s most powerful figures were arrested in a crackdown ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman three weeks ago as he ordered the detention of at least 11 fellow princes and hundreds of businessmen and government officials over claims of corruption.

Just last month, the Crown Prince vowed to restore ‘moderate, open Islam’ in the kingdom and relaxed a number of its ultra-conservative rules, including lifting a ban on women driving.
DailyMail.com can disclose that the arrests have been followed by ‘interrogations’ which a source said were being carried out by ‘American mercenaries’ brought in to work for the 32-year-old crown prince, who is now the kingdom’s most powerful figure.

‘They are beating them, torturing them, slapping them, insulting them. They want to break them down,’ the source told DailyMail.com.

‘Blackwater’ has been named by DailyMail.com’s source as the firm involved, and the claim of its presence in Saudi Arabia has also been made on Arabic social media, and by Lebanon’s president.

Read the rest here.

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Is The Dam About To Break? Attorney Hints At ‘Allegations’ Against ‘Many Members’ Of Congress

Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:55

Are various members of the House and Senate about to be embroiled in sex scandals of their own? According to Arnold E. Reed, an attorney for Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the damn may be about to break when it comes to future allegations. 

Daily Caller reports:

The attorney for Democratic Michigan Rep. John Conyers, who is accused of continuously sexually harassing his female staffers, defended Conyers by indicating that there are allegations against “many members” of the House and Senate.

Conyers’ attorney, Arnold E. Reed, released a statement defending the Michigan Democrat and pushing back against the “disturbing allegations.” The bizarre statement was written in all-CAPS and referred to both Reed and Conyers in the third person.

“Reed acknowledged that while these allegations are serious, they are simply allegations,” the statement said. “If people were required to resign over allegations, a lot of people would be out of work in this country including many members of the House, Senate and even the president.”

Below is Arnold E. Reed’s letter in full.

Amid some calls to resign over sex harassment allegations, Congressman John Conyers’ Attorney Arnold E. Reed of Southfield says: “That is not giong to happen.” pic.twitter.com/LAqzUm1j4K

— Tyler Clifford (@_TylerTheTyler_) November 23, 2017

As one Senate staffer admitted to the Daily Caller, “Things have gotten dark around here,” in light of the Franken allegations. “Everyone is walking on eggshells, asking who’s next?”

According to Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, claims against the Democrat lawmaker are the “very tip of the congressional iceberg.

“Democratic Sen. Al Franken is the very tip of the congressional iceberg. Many more stories are coming and we wouldn’t be surprised if they end several careers. A Republican source told me he’s gotten calls from well-known D.C. reporters who are gathering stories about sleazy members,” says Swan.

The “next wave,” is coming, Swan adds.

In a new report by CNN, over 50 current and former lawmakers, aides and staff say they have personally experienced sexual harassment on Capitol Hill.

As The Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila reported, prominent Democrats are calling for Al Franken to resign after model and radio host Leeann Tweeden came forward accusing the Senator of sexual assault.

It was revealed Monday evening that one Congressman who settled a harassment suit in 2015 was Democrat Rep John Conyers. According to affidavits, Conyers used taxpayer money to fly women into D.C. to meet with him in hotel rooms.

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