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Jussie Smollett Returns to Film Empire After Arrest, Begs Cast and Crew to Believe His Hoax — Appeared to Have Been Crying

GatewayPundit - 5 hours 5 min ago

Disgraced actor Jussie Smollett returned to the Empire set following his arrest — and continued to lie to his castmates and beg them to believe his nonsensical tale.

The return to the set came as it was revealed that Smollett had texted one of his “attackers” saying “might need your help on the low. You around to meet up and talk face to face?”

When Smollett arrived at the studio to film scenes for Empire, TMZ reports that he told the cast and crew “I’m sorry I’ve put you all through this and not answered any calls. I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I would never do this to any of you, you are my family. I swear to God, I did not do this.”

“After that, he left the set. We’re told it was obvious Jussie had been crying a lot, so producers said he would have to come back later. He did, and we’re told he is currently shooting the scene,” TMZ reports.

According to a report from Variety, Fox is currently struggling with what to do about his character on Empire.

On Thursday, Fox, who had previously been standing by Smollett, issued a new statement saying that they are “evaluating the situation and we are considering our options.”

Chicago Police have said that they believe Smollett staged the attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the show — where he is making approximately $60,000 an episode.

The actor has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. He was released shortly after his arrest on $100,000 bail.

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Here We Go–> Another Hate Hoax? Trump-Hating Homeowner Claims MAGA Supporter Is Stalking Him, Egged His House… In Liberal San Francisco?

GatewayPundit - 5 hours 31 min ago

A San Francisco homeowner claims his house was egged and he is being stalked after he posted an “Impeach Trump” sign on his second floor balcony.


The homeowner claims a stalker left a MAGA sign on his front door.

Again, he lives in San Francisco a county that votes 90% Democrat.
His stalker must be a VERY BRAVE MAGA supporter.

The homeowner has wisely not notified the police with the story.

So the alleged Trump supporter is not upset about the needles and human feces on the street? — It’s the anti-Trump sign that set him off?
ABC-KGO reported:

In an exclusive interview, ABC7 News spoke with a San Francisco homeowner who said his home was vandalized and he believes it all started after he put out an “Impeach Trump” sign on his balcony.

The San Francisco resident prefers to remain anonymous but said, “I kind of feel like the eggs had gone too far and I felt violated at that point. My kids live with me and I thought what will he do next? He can throw a rock through my window.”

Let’s rewind to three months ago when the trouble began. First, the homeowner received a letter in the mail that said, “Best you remove that sign or face some consequences!”

The sign is located on his second-floor balcony and reads, “If you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention– Impeach Trump.”

“Then two weeks ago, I got a second handwritten note that was a little bit disturbing. It said, ‘MAGA– Trump and with an obscene gesture said F— U Libby’, and this one, it looked like someone had spent a lot of time on it. It was premeditated more so than the other ones,” said the homeowner.

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Kamala Harris Comments on Jussie Smollett After ‘Modern-Day Lynching’ Reaction to Fake MAGA Attack – Doesn’t Apologize

GatewayPundit - 6 hours 18 min ago

Democrat Senator Kamala Harris (CA) finally commented on Jussie Smollett after her ‘modern-day lynching’ knee-jerk reaction to the fake MAGA attack.

As expected, she did not apologize to the millions of Trump supporters for her disgusting allegation she made even though there was ZERO evidence to support it.

Kamala Harris posted her non-apology-statement to social media on Thursday evening stating she is “sad, frustrated, and disappointed.”

She’s only sad and frustrated it was a hoax…

“Like most of you, I’ve seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I’m sad, frustrated, and disappointed.

When anyone makes false claims to police, it not only diverts resources away from serious investigations but it makes it more difficult for other victims of crime to come forward.

At the same time, we must speak the truth: hate crimes are on the rise in America. Just last year, the FBI released statistics that revealed a 17 percent increase in the number of hate crimes in America,” she added. “Part of the tragedy of this situation is that it distracts from that truth, and has been seized by some who would like to dismiss and downplay the very real problems that we must address. We should not allow that.

I will always condemn racism and homophobia. We must always confront hate directly, and we must always seek justice. That is what I will keep fighting for.”

Like most of you, I've seen the reports about Jussie Smollett, and I'm sad, frustrated, and disappointed. pic.twitter.com/91OHOymShi

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 21, 2019

Shortly after the fake MAGA attack against Jussie Smollett was reported, Kamala Harris sprung into action and called the attack a modern-day lynching, referencing the noose that was around Smollett’s neck.

Kamala Harris tweeted, “.@JussieSmollett is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know. I’m praying for his quick recovery. This was an attempted modern day lynching. No one should have to fear for their life because of their sexuality or color of their skin. We must confront this hate.”

‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday morning after a Cook County grand jury indicted him on one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

Smollett’s claim he was ambushed on the streets of Chicago at 2 AM by white racist Trump supporters who beat him, poured bleach on him then put a noose around his neck while screaming, “this is MAGA country!” was all a lie.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett’s staged attack as “shameful” then ripped into the Democrat politicians, celebrities and fake news pundits who all pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax whilst attacking millions of “racist” Trump supporters — all without any evidence a crime actually occurred.

“This publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly did not deserve,” Mr. Johnson said, adding, “To make things worse, the accusations within this phony attack received national attention for weeks. Celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor.”

President Trump lashed out at Jussie Smollett and defended his millions of MAGA supporters Thursday morning.

.@JussieSmollett – what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2019

Kamala Harris is a shameless leftist hack who won’t even show one ounce of responsibility for her egregious ‘modern-day lynching’ comment.

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Tim Newark: Lessons from British Marxists to America—BEWARE!

GatewayPundit - 6 hours 32 min ago

Guest post by Tim Newark, UK political commentator

With the return of one-time Trotskyist Militant member Derek Hatton, the UK Labour Party under its current leader, Jeremy Corbyn is flaunting its hard-left credentials and alienating millions of more moderate voters.

It’s bad enough to lose eight MPs over relentless bullying by its own hard-line activists, but for Labour to choose in the same week to allow Mr Hatton (a Trotskyite) back into the party—33 years after he was expelled for his radical behaviour—it is most certainly sticking two-fingers up at all decent, moderate Labour voters.

It is car-crash politics at its most unforgiving and reveals how out of touch the Labour party leadership is with normal voters.

The ruling National Executive Committee (NEC), overtaken by Corbynistas, could not have chosen a figure more emblematic of the dark days of Labour in the 1980s when a shift to the far left made it unelectable and allowed Margaret Thatcher to trounce the unreformed socialists in three election victories.

And it’s not as though the 71-year-old Hatton has mellowed in his old age.

The very reason he is keen to be back in the Labour party now is because of Jeremy Corbyn’s old-style socialism.

No fan of Tony Blair’s successful reform of Labour, it is precisely the victory of the Momentum bullyboys and girls that has attracted him back to his old party.

“In all my time I have never witnessed such passion, such energy and such powerful socialist leadership,” he said last year. “Many people, myself included, probably never thought we would witness an unswerving socialist like Jeremy Corbyn at the helm.”

“I was brought up believing the Labour Party was the political arm of the trade union movement,” he declared in the Liverpool Echo, “and however hard Blair tried to change that, it is, and always has been, the case.”

Well, he must be very happy now as once more it is union barons like Len McCluskey that help direct policy within Corbyn’s hard core socialist party.

Let’s not forget that Corbyn’s reluctance to back a second referendum and tacitly support Brexit, backed by McClusky, is because both believe that once they are out of the EU there will be no authority that can stop them turning the UK into a socialist haven with massive re-nationalisation and where trade unions rule the roost.

It’s worth reminding ourselves of exactly why Labour leader Neil Kinnock chose to expel Hatton from his party three decades ago.

Back in 1983, Hatton was deputy leader of Liverpool City Council and a member of Militant, a Trotskyist organisation that had infiltrated the mainstream Labour party.

Liverpool council refused to increase rates and then set an illegal “deficit budget” in which Hatton and his Militant supporters spent £30 million more than the council had, claiming it was merely taking back grants “stolen” by the Thatcher government.

It caused great concern and suffering for Liverpudlians employed by the council and Kinnock homed in on that in a now famous speech at a Labour conference in 1985.

“I’ll tell you what happens with impossible promises…” said Kinnock of Hatton’s regime. “You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council—a Labour council—hiring taxis to scuttle round a city handing out redundancy notices to its own workers.”

It was the defining image of left-wing chaotic extremism that did for Hatton and helped put Labour on the road to more moderated policies.

Then as now, the ridiculous antics of the hard-left alienated a lot of mature, patriotic working class voters who believed that it was the Conservatives who, despite the socialist rhetoric, offered a better prospect for Britain and its working people.

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a truly populist politician in that she understood that center-left voters could be attracted to a Conservative party that reached out beyond its traditional privileged backers to offer real opportunity to working people to better themselves by buying their own council houses and reforming out of control militant trade unionism.

With Corbyn’s Labour cracking up in 1980s-style, more than ever the UK needs a Tory leader with a popular touch who can unite the country behind a patriotic, positive vision of a Brexit Britain that helps everyone willing to work hard enough –whatever their background.

If the Tories can have the sense to elect a truly populist leader in the best sense then the threat of a Marxist realm under Corbyn will be banished forever—and we might just have a resurgent Derek Hatton to thank for that.

There’s nothing like having a pantomime villain from the past reminding us where we need to be heading for a safe, prosperous future.

American should beware its own burgeoning Marxist socilaists.

*This is an edited extract from an article originally published in the UK Daily Express

 

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Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren Joins Kamala Harris – Backs Reparations for African Americans

GatewayPundit - 6 hours 58 min ago

Elizabeth Warren is the first Democratic presidential candidate to push for reparations for black Americans.

Warren made headlines last year for lying about her own heritage for decades.
Warren told employers she was Native American to lift her career.

DNA testing revealed she was only 1/1024th Indian, less than the average white American.

Now Liawatha wants reparations for black Americans.

So does Kamala Harris.

The Week reported

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Thursday she supports reparations for black Americans affected by slavery, The New York Times reports.

Warren said in an interview with the Times that “we must confront the dark history of slavery and government-sanctioned discrimination in this country that has had many consequences, including undermining the ability of black families to build wealth in America for generations.” She also said that “we need systemic, structural changes to address that.”

Warren did not provide any specifics about what her plan would be, but the Times notes that this is significant given that it’s a policy previous Democratic presidential candidates chose not to support. For instance, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who recently announced his 2020 bid, was not in favor of reparations in 2016, saying at the time that it would not pass Congress and would be “very divisive.” For that matter, neither was former President Barack Obama or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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FIRST VIDEO — JUSSIE SMOLLETT PERP WALK from Cook County Court After Posting Bail (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:38

Jussie Smollett perp walk.

Actor and hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett posted bond Thursday afternoon after he turned himself in on Thursday morning.

Thursday afternoon, a judge set a $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett just hours after the ‘Empire’ actor was arrested for filing a false police report.

Smollett’s lawyer asked the Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. to release Jussie on his own recognizance, but the judge said that would be inappropriate, reported KTIV.

Smollett must post only $10,000 and the judge said if noose is true, it ‘conjures up greatest evil in this country.’

Breaking: #JussieSmolett $100k bond. Must post $10k. Judge says if noose is true ‘conjures up greatest evil in this country’

— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) February 21, 2019

Jussie Smollet’s bond proffer pic.twitter.com/CmPhnjWYNR

— Sam Charles (@samjcharles) February 21, 2019

This is chump change for Jussie Smollett because he reportedly makes $65,000 per episode on ‘Empire’ with an average of 18 episodes per season.

Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday morning after a Cook County grand jury indicted him on one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

Jussie left the court with his family and supporters on Thursday.
The actor did not speak to reporters.

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The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t – Obama’s Paper Records Will Be Digitized With ZERO Archivists on Site

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:32

Barack Hussein Obama’s ‘Presidential Library’ is anything but a library.

The eyesore of a building, which hasn’t broken ground yet, will be a “working center for citizenship,” set to be built on the south side of Chicago and will include a 235-foot-high “museum tower,” a two-story event space, an athletic center, a recording studio, a winter garden, even a sledding hill, reported the New York Times.

The Obama center will also reportedly cost $500 million and the one major difference between his center and other ex-presidents? It’s not actually a presidential library.

There will be NONE of Obama’s official presidential records on site — rather, the Obama Foundation will pay to have roughly 30 million pages of unclassified records digitized.

There will also be no archivists on site to help professional researchers and historians.

Via The New York Times:

And the entire complex, including the museum chronicling Mr. Obama’s presidency, will be run by the foundation, a private nonprofit entity, rather than by the National Archives and Records Administration, the federal agency that administers the libraries and museums for all presidents going back to Herbert Hoover.

The plan was revealed, with little fanfare, in May 2017. Few details of the digitization were made public until Tuesday, when the foundation and the archives unexpectedly released a legal agreement outlining procedures for creating what is being billed as “first digital archives for the first digital president,” which they say will democratize access.

But as awareness of the plan has spread, some historians see a threat to future scholarship on the Obama administration — and to the presidential library system itself.

More broadly, there’s concern that the creation of a privately run presidential museum undermines the ideal of nonpartisan public history.

Critics slammed Barack Obama for his lack of transparency.

“They are creating a fog and confusing the public and the broader historical community about what this thing actually is,” Bob Clark, a former director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, said in an interview.

“Everybody is still calling it a presidential library, but it’s not,” said Mr. Clark, who published a highly critical article about the Obama decision in the journal The Public Historian. “It’s a museum and a headquarters for a foundation that is funding the National Archives’ goal of digitizing all its documents.”

Everything about Barack Obama is secretive and sealed. We still haven’t seen any of his school records. What is he hiding?

Another important thing to note is that Barack Obama is already hiding scandalous information at his ‘Obama library.’

The Gateway Pundit previously reported that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed Judicial Watch by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” were removed and in government possession.

The documents were moved to the Obama Library and under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.

Barack Hussein Obama was and always will be a huge fraud — we still haven’t even begun to scratch the surface on all of his corruption and scandals since the media made sure to cover for him.

What other scandalous records is Barack Obama hiding in his ‘presidential library’?

Obama's presidential library will not be a library at all; but rather a privately-funded museum and "center for citizenship." His papers will instead be digitized and there will be no archivists on site to help professional researchers and historians. https://t.co/fNtUaPhZBV

— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) February 21, 2019

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Legendary ratio! GQ’s getting HAMMERED over this tweet about Jussie Smollett (and it’s aging worse by the hour)

Twitchy - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 23:04

By now you know that Jussie Smollett is out on bail after having been arrested and charged for faking a hate crime (as well as having been accused of mailing himself a threatening letter). Among the outlets that were all over the story and accepted Smollett’s original claims as fact was GQ Magazine, which tweeted about their story this way on January 29th:

The racist, homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett is far-right America's endgame https://t.co/BwleQpSsXt pic.twitter.com/1WiIIsGL7k

— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) January 29, 2019

That thing’s getting ratioed in epic fashion. As of right now, these are the only updates to the story:

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Wow. “Operating with the then-set of facts” is a nice touch.

Hell of an editor's note here pic.twitter.com/WWS1z7qpAm

— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) February 21, 2019

In light of the week’s news, that tweet and story are aging worse by the second:

This aged well. https://t.co/xH26uZSs7w

— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) February 21, 2019

oh still not deleted, that's cool bro. https://t.co/RrL39Rok9s

— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) February 21, 2019

Their endgame is to have you all beclown yourselves?

Pretty devious tbh. https://t.co/vn2lYyOuTc

— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) February 21, 2019

Maybe delete your account if this is the best you can do https://t.co/BSPwEnNFS4

— Middle Class Anon (@MidClassRepub) February 21, 2019

Dat ratio though…. https://t.co/tx6nNHoXkU

— Onamerre (@Onamerre) February 18, 2019

It is indeed impressive.

Or not.

Will you be retracting this? Or nah? https://t.co/fKexkRUL9k

— RBe (@RBPundit) February 21, 2019

Dude, I cancelled a GIFT subscription to GQ…

— Arthur Boreman Once Held His Breath for 30 Seconds (@ArthurBoreman) February 21, 2019

Kneejerk media reactions to Smollett’s original accusations have left a whole lot of self-beclownings in their wake.

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‘This is crazy’! Is Elizabeth Warren ‘trying to hand Trump the 2020 election’ with this policy endorsement?

Twitchy - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:59

Elizabeth Warren’s getting desperate, you guys. How desperate? This desperate:

NEWS: Elizabeth Warren backs reparations for black Americans for slavery and discrimination. She follows Kamala Harris’s recent endorsement of idea. ⁦@AsteadWesley⁩ notes in his scoop that Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Prez Obama do not support. https://t.co/hc92BM0zXl

— Patrick Healy (@patrickhealynyt) February 21, 2019

More from the New York Times:

Ms. Warren also said she supported reparations for black Americans impacted by slavery — a policy that experts say could cost several trillion dollars, and one that Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and many top Democrats have not supported.

The Warren campaign declined to give further details on that backing, but it came amid her calls for the federal government to provide special home-buying assistance to residents of communities that were adversely affected by “redlining,” the discriminatory practice of denying mortgages, usually in poor and nonwhite areas. She also announced a sweeping universal child-care proposal that could strongly benefit minority communities that often have limited early childhood services.

The morally driven policy goals of Ms. Harris and Ms. Warren reflect a broader shift in the importance of race and identity issues in the Democratic Party, according to several scholars and political leaders who focus on the intersection of race and politics. While Democrats have long cast themselves as more inclusive than the Republican Party, grass-roots organizers and many liberal voters of all races are now pushing elected officials to go further on policies of racial equality, regardless of any political calculations.

Yeah … Elizabeth Warren’s policy goals don’t seem so much driven by morals as they do driven by desperation and greed.

Mmmm…that's good pandering.

— Bob Loblaw (@mrgregshields) February 21, 2019

Pandering at its finest

— gabe (@gabester310) February 21, 2019

She can pander with the best of ’em. Her whole “Native American” schtick backfired so she’s shamelessly attempting to court another minority voting bloc. Unfortunately for her, this move is likely to work out as well as her other ones.

Maybe this particular Senator should have started with Native Americans. https://t.co/99o4IzotW4

— Isaiah Leslie (@Isaiah_Leslie) February 21, 2019

I consider myself pretty progressive, but this is crazy, who pays, white people? Hispanics? People who's ancestors owned slaves? Should we be like north Korea and punish the son for sins of the father, or in this case the father of the father of the father. Bad 4 2020 election

— unfortunate tree (@wtfiamme) February 21, 2019

But far be it from us to stand in the way of Elizabeth Warren setting herself up for another epic nosedive.

The Dem 2020 platform is “Give People All The Things!” https://t.co/FcPYktwVGl

— Some chick named Heather (@hboulware) February 21, 2019

How much is the entire Democrat agenda going to cost? Holy cow.

— FVB (@fvbirder) February 21, 2019

Unelectable position. Come on. pic.twitter.com/yvShMzG56z

— Joseph Hall (@westcovinajoe) February 21, 2019

How to lose moderates and disaffected Republicans.

— Yakima Canutt (@jvalrules) February 21, 2019

So, Trump for a second term?

— I'M the man who this did not happen to (@OohMyNose) February 21, 2019

Are they trying to hand Trump the 2020 election?

— Michael Taylor (@MikeLeeTaylor) February 21, 2019

And Dems wonder why they lose to Trump

— John Gilbert (@john_gils) February 21, 2019

This just keeps getting better and better.

Seriously, Dems, all you have to do to win is not be crazy. We're even telling you straight out. Because we know you can't do it.

— James Markus (@JamesMarkusWrit) February 21, 2019

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“Troll level: Schadenfreudelicious” Trump/Pence Web Site Has The Most Deplorable 404 Page In Internet History

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:46

President Trump’s 404 error page on his website is a big middle finger to Hillary Clinton.

Why are normal Republicans so afraid to learn something from this man?

LOL I've never seen this before. The 404 page on Trump's website leads to this:

h/t @SentinelVI https://t.co/SjNeVoWDRu pic.twitter.com/cuR4VNK9Wd

— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) February 20, 2019

Instapundit’s Stephen Green adds:

Troll level: Schadenfreudelicious.

NATIONWIDE POLL: Does Trump Have Your Vote In 2020?

Cross-posted at Bright Start News

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Illegal immigrant who fired on deputy had four different ICE detainers, criminal history (graphic video)

Twitchy - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 22:35

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office has posted to YouTube a deputy’s bodycam video of the fatal shooting of Javier Hernandez Morales, an illegal immigrant with four ICE detainers who opened fire on a sheriff’s deputy who had approached his car.

Here’s the video (warning: graphic):

The Napa Valley Register reports:

[Deputy Riley Jarecki] knocks on the front, driver’s side window.

“Roll it down,” Jarecki said.

Hernandez Morales hesitates, murmurs something to himself, and rolls down the window. In Spanish, Hernandez Morales asks, “What’s up?”

He points a gun at her and fires at least once. Jarecki radios that shots have been fired as the car’s rear lights flash. The ignition turns over and Jarecki, who appears to have retreated to the passenger side of the vehicle, fires numerous rounds toward the driver’s seat.

ABC 7 reports that Morales, a Mexican national, had a criminal history including weapons violations, a DUI, and an assault on a peace officer. He was also wanted by ICE.

ICE confirms deceased suspect in Napa shooting, Javier Hernandez-Morales was a Mexican national. He had been previously removed three times prior to 2011," says ICE, which issued 4 separate detainers. #abc7now #napa

— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 21, 2019

ICE issued #Napa County 4 different detainers for Napa shooting suspect Javier Hernandez-Morales in 2014, 2015 & 2016. Says none were honored. Suspect released. Morales fired on a Napa deputy Sunday night. She killed suspect as seen in video released yesterday . #abc7now #ICE

— Wayne Freedman (@WayneFreedman) February 21, 2019

Of course the ICE detainers weren’t honored; California is officially a sanctuary state, signed into law by former Gov. Jerry Brown.

And people like @aoc want to #AbolishIcehttps://t.co/2KlZnkIGRt

— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 21, 2019

Let’s see how many Democrat presidential candidates run on a platform of abolishing ICE — the Democratic Socialists are all for it, as well as abolishing prisons and borders.

Related:

ICYMI ==> Bluff status: CALLED! These Dems' 'abolish ICE' bill just backfired BIG TIME https://t.co/yyQSgdFFKe

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 13, 2018

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Corrupt Obama Judge Amy Berman Jackson Imposes Total Gag Order on Roger Stone Over Instagram Post

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:52

Longtime Trump advisor Roger Stone appeared before corrupt Obama-appointed Judge Amy Berman Jackson Thursday after she summoned him to court over an Instagram post.

Roger Stone pleaded for his freedom Thursday and said on the witness stand, ‘I am kicking myself over my own stupidity.’

Thursday, the judge imposed a total gag order on Roger Stone — the judge previously only limited Stone’s gag order.

“I’m not giving you another chance,” the judge said, adding, “I have serious doubts about whether you have learned any lesson at all.”

Judge Amy Berman Jackson then ruled, “The defendant may not speak publicly about the case. Period. He may not comment about the case indirectly.”

Amy Berman Jackson said she would jail Roger Stone until his trial if he defies her total gag order.

“Violation of this order will be a basis for revoking your bond and detaining you pending trial,” she scolded. “This is not baseball. There will not be a third chance.”

Roger Stone is still allowed to fund raise and maintain he is innocent, however.

-REWIND-

On Tuesday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Roger Stone to appear in court this week to explain his since-deleted Instagram post where he slammed the judge assigned to his case.

Roger Stone shared an image of Judge Amy Berman Jackson with a neo-pagan symbol in the background — and the media immediately erupted and claimed Roger Stone was “sending a message” to the judge by placing “crosshairs” behind her head. (screenshot below)

“Through legal trickery Deep State hitman Robert Mueller has guaranteed that my upcoming show trial is before Judge Amy Berman Jackson, an Obama appointed Judge who dismissed the Benghazi charges again Hillary Clinton and incarcerated Paul Manafort prior to his conviction for any crime,” Stone wrote in the caption.

Roger Stone later “humbly” apologized for sharing the image on his Instagram page.

“A photo of Judge Jackson posted on my Instagram has been misinterpreted. This was a random photo taken from the Internet. Any inference that this was meant to somehow disrespect the Court is categorically false. What some say are crosshairs are in fact the logo of the organization that originally posted it something called corruption central. They use the logo in many photos.” Stone said in a statement to ABC News.

Roger Stone was exercising his First Amendment rights by criticizing Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Instagram, but Trump supporters don’t have Constitutional rights in our two-tiered justice system.

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Great news for Trump? Guess who’s reportedly meeting with Dem candidates to talk about the 2020 election

Twitchy - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 21:29

There are many Democrats who hope that Hillary Clinton decides to make yet another run for the White House, but in the meantime, she’s reportedly offering her advice to some Dem 2020 hopefuls on the side:

Hillary Clinton continues to meet w/ 2020 Dems.

She met with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about 2020 in early February at her home in DC, a source tells CNN.

Clinton has also talked w Harris, Booker, Hickenlooper, Warren & Garcetti.

— Dan Merica (@merica) February 21, 2019

Hillary Clinton held meetings in early February with former Vice President Joe Biden and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to talk about the 2020 presidential election – Our story: https://t.co/tE7MCIMWHn

— Dan Merica (@merica) February 21, 2019

Will “don’t forget Wisconsin” be near the top of the advice list?

What…………for? She going to tell them to do the opposite of what she did?

— Hellion 2172 (@hellion2172) February 21, 2019

“Definitely don’t go to a swing state and promise to put a lot of people there out of work” should also be among her helpful tips to Dems.

They're getting advice from Hillary so they know what not to do during this election. https://t.co/Qzah3vBtgN

— BT (@back_ttys) February 21, 2019

It's sweet of Biden and Klobuchar to make Hillary feel like she's still important.

— BT (@back_ttys) February 21, 2019

When is she meeting with @BernieSanders? https://t.co/79RdHUnBtw

— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) February 21, 2019

LOL.

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BREAKING: IRS Analyst John Fry Charged With Leaking Michael Cohen’s Bank Records to Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:58


CPL Avenatti, Michael Cohen

An analyst with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was charged for leaking Michael Cohen’s bank records to creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti and The New Yorker.

CNN reported that he analyst was charged by the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California with unauthorized disclosure of a suspicious activity report, or SAR. Banks file SARs on any transactions that could be illegal.

Via NBC News:

John Fry, has been charged with leaking Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) belonging to Michael Cohen to attorney Michael Avenatti and a reporter for the New Yorker.

The complaint says that Fry admitted to disclosing the confidential records when confronted by agents.

Fry, according to the complaint, works as an investigative analyst for the IRS’s law enforcement arm, the Criminal Investigation Division.

Documents say he accessed databases and conducted specific searches.

Fry, according to the complaint, works as an investigative analyst for the IRS's law enforcement arm, the Criminal Investigation Division.

Documents say he accessed databases and conducted specific searches.

— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) February 21, 2019

Last week it was reported that the Department of Justice was investigating the leak of Michael Cohen’s confidential bank records.

REWIND-

On April 9, 2018 FBI agents raided the office of one of Trump’s personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Michael Cohen was President Trump’s personal attorney at the time.

The Mueller mob took all of his records and emails.

One month later — Cohen’s financial documents were leaked to the porn star Stormy Daniels’s shady attorney Michael Avenatti.

Michael Cohen made a “hush payment” to porn star Stormy Daniels through Essential Consultants LLC, a shell company that Mr. Cohen created — A lawyer representing Cohen insisted his bank records were illegally obtained.

Michael Avenatti refused to divulge his source of the bank records but he suggested Cohen’s bank transactions were in a SAR, or ‘suspicious activity report.’

A bank will file a SAR with the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network if certain transactions raise red flags. It is illegal for a bank to disclose the contents or identity of a SAR.

The Treasury Department’s inspector general previously launched an investigation into how Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti obtained confidential banking records concerning a company controlled by Michael Cohen — that investigation is still ongoing.

Shortly after Michael Avenatti posted Michael Cohen’s bank records online last May, a “law enforcement official” admitted to The New Yorker to leaking Cohen’s bank records.

According to the official who leaked the report, these sars were absent from the database maintained by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or fincen. The official, who has spent a career in law enforcement, told me, “I have never seen something pulled off the system. . . . That system is a safeguard for the bank. It’s a stockpile of information. When something’s not there that should be, I immediately became concerned.” The official added, “That’s why I came forward.”

The name of the leaker was withheld from the public until he was charged Thursday.

This is a breaking story…please refresh page for updates.

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JUST IN: Judge Sets $100,000 Bond For Jussie Smollett – Must Post Only $10,000

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:39

Thursday afternoon, a judge set a $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett just hours after the ‘Empire’ actor was arrested for filing a false police report.

Smollett’s lawyer asked the Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. to release Jussie on his own recognizance, but the judge said that would be inappropriate, reported KTIV.

Smollett must post only $10,000 and the judge said if noose is true, it ‘conjures up greatest evil in this country.’

Breaking: #JussieSmolett $100k bond. Must post $10k. Judge says if noose is true ‘conjures up greatest evil in this country’

— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) February 21, 2019

Jussie Smollet’s bond proffer pic.twitter.com/CmPhnjWYNR

— Sam Charles (@samjcharles) February 21, 2019

This is chump change for Jussie Smollett because he reportedly makes $65,000 per episode on ‘Empire’ with an average of 18 episodes per season.

Jussie Smollett was arrested Thursday morning after a Cook County grand jury indicted him on one felony count of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

Chicago Police held a press conference Thursday morning on the Jussie Smollett hate hoax after the actor’s arrest.

The Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said he’s “offended and angry” over Jussie Smollett’s hate hoax crime while he delivered an emotional press conference.

Mr. Johnson blasted Smollett’s staged attack as “shameful” then ripped into the Democrat politicians, celebrities and fake news pundits who all pushed the Jussie Smollett hoax whilst attacking millions of “racist” Trump supporters — all without any evidence a crime actually occurred.

It was all a hoax and The Gateway Pundit proudly called it a hate hoax on day one!

Chicago Police admitted Smollett sent himself the racist, homophobic letter to the “Empire” studio.

Jussie Smollett’s bruises and scratches were self-inflicted.

It was also revealed that he wrote the brothers a check to help him stage the fake MAGA attack. Genius!

Democrat politicians, celebrities and fake news pundits all pushed the Jussie Smollett hate hoax yet they ignore the violent assaults, harassment and tech deplatforming of Trump supporters on a daily basis.

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Snowflake Alert: Anti-Trump Protesters Say Snow Plow Driver Targeted Them and Drenched Them with Slush — Call Police (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:21

Anti-Trump protesters in Massachusetts claim a snow plow driver targeted them and drenched them with slush.

After the driver went by the first time he came back and doused them again.

The protesters ran to police to report the driver.

ABC Online reported:

Police in Massachusetts are trying to determine whether a snow plow driver targeted a group of demonstrators protesting against President Trump.

The group said they were holding up signs complaining about the president when a plow veered across the road in Falmouth.

They say it drove through slush and ice and splashed them. Then, demonstrators say the plow came back a second time and did it again.

Police tracked down the plow driver, identified as 31-year-old John Pimental.

Pimental is charged with disorderly conduct and assault.

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Ex-FBI Lawyer James Baker Originally Believed Hillary Clinton Should be Charged For Mishandling Classified Information

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 20:00


James Baker

Former FBI lawyer James Baker said in his testimony to Congress in October that he originally believed Hillary Clinton should have been charged for mishandling classified information.

James Baker gave two testimonies to Congress in October in an unclassified setting and his transcripts still have not been made public.

Mr. Baker, who is currently under criminal investigation for his leaks to the media, told Congressman John Ratcliffe that Hillary’s mishandling of classified information was “alarming and appalling” and believed her use of a private server was enough to secure an indictment so prosecutors could charge her for violations under the Espionage Act.

James Baker believed Hillary Clinton should have been charged all the way up until then-FBI Director James Comey usurped the DOJ and publicly announced Clinton would not be charged.

Mr. Baker said he changed his mind after arguing with top FBI brass, including James Comey — Comey, however, had already drafted his exoneration letter with the help of Peter Strzok, who changed the language from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless.”

Investigative reporter Sara Carter obtained the exchange between Rep. Ratcliffe (R-TX) and James Baker:

“As the FBI general counsel, you originally believed it was appropriate, it was appropriate to charge Hillary Clinton with violation of the law for mishandling classified information,” asked Ratcliffe, who is with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Baker answered. He described reviewing a classified “binder” containing material related to Clinton’s investigation that contained sensitive and highly classified emails she was transmitting over her semi-secured server.

“My original belief after, well, after having conducted the investigation and towards the end of it, then sitting down and reading a binder of her materials,” said Baker.

“I thought that it was alarming, appalling, whatever words I said,” he said. “And argued with others about why they thought she shouldn’t be charged.”

The lawmakers and committee investigators then questioned Baker as to what legal standard he based his original opinion on.

“Well, it was the statutes that we were considering at the time,” said Baker. “It was the nature and scope of the classified information that, to me, initially, when I looked at it, I thought these folks should know that this stuff is classified, that it was alarming what they were talking about, especially some of the most highly classified stuff.”

According to Sara Carter, James Baker also told Inspector General Michael Horowitz that Hillary Clinton should have been charged:

“You told the Inspector Gen. that the conduct of Hillary Clinton and her associates was appalling with respect to the handling of classified information, right,” Ratcliffe asks Baker.

“I believe that’s correct,” Baker answers.

Stunningly, Ratcliffe asks Baker if he still believes Clinton’s mishandling of the classified information is appalling.

Baker answers with one powerful word “yes.”

James Baker said he was eventually convinced by Comey and other Hillary sycophants in the FBI that they couldn’t prove Hillary Clinton’s intentions in mishandling classified information.

So there you have it, the top FBI lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should have been charged but the FBI was so pro-Hillary that they spent months arguing her case for her to save her from being indicted and thrown in prison.

The question is, will newly-confirmed Attorney General Bill Barr finally pursue justice and put Hillary Clinton behind bars where she belongs? Doubtful.

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VIDEO: Massachusetts Woman Charged With Assault and Battery For Hitting MAGA Hat Off Stranger’s Head

GatewayPundit - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:48

A Massachusetts woman has been charged with assault and battery after hitting a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat off of a stranger’s head at a Mexican restaurant.

When asked why she did it, 41-year-old Rosaine Santos said that the man was a “motherf-cker” for supporting President Donald Trump.

Rosaine Santos was charged with assault and battery after hitting a MAGA hat off a man’s head at a Mexican Restaurant in Falmouth. When police asked why she did it, she allegedly said he was a “motherf*cker” for supporting @realDonaldTrump. @NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/8gqbALJk49

— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) February 21, 2019

According to the police report, as the woman was assaulting the victim she kept demanding that he should not be allowed to eat in a Mexican restaurant.

The victim, Bryton Turner, posted two videos of the incident on Facebook.  He wrote that he wasn’t going to press charges — but then she assaulted him again in front of four police officers.

“This is the problem – ignorant people like this. I’m just trying to sit here and eat a nice meal,” Turner says in one of the videos as Santos is assaulting him.

“I asked Rosaine why she was behaving badly in the manner and she stated that Bryton was a (expletive) for supporting Trump. She also stated that he shouldn’t be allowed in a Mexican restaurant with that hat,” the report filed by Falmouth Police Officer Newton Cardoso states.

Perry Russom from NBC10 in Boston reported that “police say Santos smelled of alcohol. Her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Her speech was slurred. ‘She continued to raise her voice and yell profanities.’”

Police said that they had to carry Santos from the restaurant, Casa Vallarta, to the cruiser — and she refused to get out when they arrived at the police station. Russom reports that “when she got out, she fell to the ground and officers had to remove her high heels so she could walk.”

During her booking, Santos kept yelling profanities at police and flipped off an officer.

On Tuesday afternoon, a Turning Point USA activist was attacked by a deranged leftist at UC Berkeley.

Earlier this week, conservative activist Scott Presler reported that he was hit with projectiles and had gay slurs shouted at him while out holding a pro-Trump sign and advocating for the president’s policies.

The same morning, a woman locked her Twitter account after posting a video of herself harassing an elderly man in a thrift store over his Make America Great Again hat.

On Saturday, a couple had a gun pulled on them while shopping at Sam’s Club because they were wearing MAGA hats.

None of these incidents have received mainstream media coverage.

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FROM WOKE TO BROKE: Watch Barack Obama’s reaction to Zion Williamson’s exploding Nike shoe

Twitchy - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 19:19

During the first few seconds of last night matchup between Duke and North Carolina, Blue Devil star Freshman Zion Williamson sprained his knee after his Nike shoe exploded:

Zion’s Nike shoe rip in slo-mo pic.twitter.com/UYQuoDMxq5

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 21, 2019

Thankfully it doesn’t look like the injury was too serious, but that was the probable first pick in the NBA draft going because his Nike shoe failed:

What a bad look for Nike having their shoe explode off Zion Williamson’s foot in the highest profile game of the year on the highest profile player in college basketball in a long time

— Adam Apicella (@MrAdamAp) February 21, 2019

On national TV, no less:

That the shoe blew out on National TV. That the shoe blew out for Duke-UNC. That the shoe blew out on Zion Williamson. Awful look for Nike.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February 21, 2019

From woke to broke:

This is Zion’s shoe. Completely in half. Not good @Nike pic.twitter.com/6lRh1XJwOT

— #PrayForZion Barstool Blue Devils (@BarstoolBDevils) February 21, 2019

Former President Barack Obama was at the game and instantly became a meme when he was caught on camera mouthing, “his shoe broke”:

“His shoe broke.” pic.twitter.com/FAtpaF5uAt

— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) February 21, 2019

Obama wished Williamson a speedy recovery:

Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019

Nike is now in damage control mode and promising an investigation:

Nike promises to investigate why Duke star Zion Williamson's shoe fell apart resulting in injury. https://t.co/MSjNmdivZd pic.twitter.com/MdZhoO2NMg

— ABC News (@ABC) February 21, 2019

And the stock price is taking a hit from the news:

A look at Nike's stock losing over $1B in value overnight after Duke Basketball star Zion Williamson's shoe broke. pic.twitter.com/yyUhuFTkV1

— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) February 21, 2019

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‘AMEN’! Charlie Daniels drops a truth nuke about Cory, Kamala (and other 2020 Dems) after Smollett story implosion

Twitchy - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 18:57

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker were among Dem 2020 hopefuls who had tweets about Jussie Smollett that did NOT age well, and Charlie Daniels has spotted a presidential deal-breaker:

Hey Cory, Kamala and all the rest of You presidential candidates with the hair trigger judgement
“Modern day Lynching”?
And you expect us to let you get your hand close to the nuclear codes?

— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 21, 2019

Yet another reason not to vote for them!

Well said… Another reason why we should not allow them close to the White House https://t.co/XaPogNJlQn

— Robert Lutz (@lutz1_rc) February 21, 2019

Great point? https://t.co/pb74u4blYW

— Kim Priestap (@kimpriestap) February 21, 2019

AMEN BROTHER!! https://t.co/iYaCLfvgsK

— Hal Mapes (@halsm3) February 21, 2019

Tweet of the day! ….and it's early! https://t.co/U2WyQhirFT

— @truckgirl65 (@truckgirl65) February 21, 2019

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Related:

Puh-leeze! Count Kirsten Gillibrand among Dems who now want to ‘find out the facts’ before commenting about Jussie Smollett

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