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JUST IN: DOJ Releases Legal Opinion Backing Mnuchin’s Refusal to Release Trump’s Tax Returns

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 21:39

The Justice Department on Friday released a 33-page legal opinion backing Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s refusal to release the last six years of Trump’s tax returns.

“While the Executive Branch should accord due deference and respect to congressional requests, Treasury was not obliged to accept the Committee’s stated purpose without question, and based on all the facts and circumstances, we agreed that the Committee lacked a legitimate legislative purpose for its request,” Steven Engel, an assistant attorney general in DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel, said in the 33-page opinion, reported The Hill.

Last month, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) asking for Trump six years of President Trump’s personal and business tax returns.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin last month formally rejected House Democrats’ request for President Trump’s tax returns.

Mnuchin told House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal in a letter that his committee’s request for Trump’s tax returns “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.”

“Out of respect for the deadlines previously set by the Committee, and consistent with our commitment to a prompt response, I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee’s request,” Mnuchin said last month, citing legal guidance from the Department of Justice.

The Justice Department’s legal opinion backs Mnuchin which means the Democrats will get nothing and like it.

DEVELOPING… 

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Church BOMBING in Sweden. Anti-Christian Hate Crime?

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 21:03

Guest post by Peter Imanuelsen, more commonly known as Peter Sweden

Early Friday morning there was an explosion near the St. Afrem church in Swedish city Geneta. This is the second time the place has been bombed, the previous attack happened in September last year. No-one was arrested in connection with the previous attack.

The church is a Syrian Orthodox church. The building that was targeted is the party rooms owned by the church, and are located nearby the church itself.

“Because this is the second time it happens, it appears to be a motive against the church, but it is hard to know for sure” says Zakay Cicek, responsible for security at the church to Expressen.

“We are also glad that the explosion didn’t happen during worship” he adds.

The explosion caused material damage to the building, but thankfully no-one was injured in the attack.

There has been barely any reports of this bombing in international media, despite that this could potentially be a hate crime against Christians.

This is the sixth bombing in Sweden this week. Previously 25 people were injured after a massive bomb at apartments in Linköping. There has also been three bombings in Malmö, and one bombing in Gränby this week.

Featured image via Dagen

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McCabe: Start Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump “Immediately” (VIDEO)

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 20:21

Nervous, Andy?

Former Deputy Director of the FBI and coup plotter Andrew McCabe ran to fake news CNN and said impeachment proceedings against President Trump should begin “immediately.”

CNN hack Chris Cuomo asked McCabe on Thursday whether Mueller’s ‘obstruction episodes’ means Congress should begin an impeachment inquiry.

“Absolutely” McCabe responded and said the impeachment proceedings “could provide important, essential testimony to Congress that can only be done in the scope of an impeachment inquiry.”

Action should be taken “immediately” McCabe insisted.

Andrew McCabe previously testified that if not for the phony dossier, the FBI would have never sought a FISA warrant on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page.

McCabe actually signed the June 2017 Carter Page FISA renewal application yet he’s calling for President Trump to be impeached “immediately.”

Crooked McCabe was fired from the FBI in April of 2018 after the Inspector General released a scathing report on him revealing he ‘lacked candor’ several time, including under oath.

A grand jury was impaneled to investigate McCabe over a year and a half ago, yet he still has not been indicted!

WATCH:

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AWFUL: US Women’s Soccer Star and Outspoken Lib Megan Rapinoe Says Her Kneeling During Anthem Is a “F*ck You” to Trump

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:53


Photo Credit: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Radical leftist Megan Rapinoe started kneeling during the national anthem back in 2016. She said it was a protest against white supremacy and in support of black lives matter movement. She later said it was a protest against the treatment of gays in the US.

(She should try Iran!)

But today she says her protesting during the anthem is her f*** you to Trump and all of his racism.

Megan Rapinoe is a captain of the US women’s soccer team.


Rapinoe was outraged after the women’s league made players sit in the locker room during the anthem after her antics made headlines.

Rapinoe sat with Henry Bushnell for Yahoo Sports last month to trash the US and President Trump good and hard before leaving to France for the Women’s World Cup tournament.

Megan Rapinoe used to sing. With grace and gusto, on fields from Frankfurt to Florida to Montreal, eyelids occasionally fluttering. Her chest would rise and fall with the trumpets on the “Star Spangled Banner,” lyrics rolling off her tongue, patriotism oozing from her entire figure.

She was an American hero, and belted out a national anthem befitting of one. Whether she was preparing to win gold medals or World Cups, whether with dazzling foot skills or majestic crosses, she would cup her hand to a U.S. Soccer crest and join the chorus. And whether the year was 2011 or 2012 or 2015, she would pull at the heartstrings of millions. She’d ripple nets, then serenade viewers with “Born in the USA.” She was equal parts inspirational and flamboyant, her blonde hair jibing with an irresistible personality, her game exuding joy.

She was an American hero. And eight years after first earning the title, she very much still is. She even has a captain’s armband to prove it.

But nowadays, when the trumpets perk up, and when immense pride swells within the 10 women around her, Rapinoe doesn’t flinch. She stands and stares, lips pursed, cheekbones taut, hands clasped behind her back, face expressionless.

“I’ll probably never put my hand over my heart,” she says matter-of-factly. “I’ll probably never sing the national anthem again.”…

…She is at ease, however, in her role as USWNT co-captain. She is “a walking protest when it comes to the Trump administration,” she says, because of “everything I stand for.”

“I feel like it’s kind of defiance in and of itself to just be who I am and wear the jersey, and represent it,” she continues. “Because I’m as talented as I am, I get to be here, you don’t get to tell me if I can be here or not. So it’s kind of a good ‘F you’ to any sort of inequality or bad sentiments that the [Trump] administration might have towards people who don’t look exactly like him. Which, God help us if we all looked like him. Scary. Really scary. Ahh, disturbing.”

She laughs.

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As Ticket Requests Top 100K, Trump Campaign Announces All-Day ’45 Fest’ Tailgate Party at Orlando Campaign Kickoff Rally

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:43

The reelection campaign for President Trump announced an all-day ’45 Fest’ tailgate party will be held outside the Amway Center in Orlando on June 18 in conjunction with the 45th President’s campaign kickoff rally being held there that evening. Ticket requests for the 20,000 seat arena have topped 100,000, Trump told Fox & Friends in an interview Friday.

President Trump draws huge overflow crowds to his campaign rallies. This photo posted by Trump to Twitter on March 28, 2019, shows a sea of supporters outside his Grand Rapids, Michigan rally.

Trump will be joined at the rally by First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence.

Many Republican Party county groups from around Florida have organized buses to the rally, most of which sold out quickly.

Be a part of President Trump's Announcing his 2020 Campaign Kick-off in Orlando, FL on June 18, 2019. Go here to reserve your bus seat https://t.co/2I4sWAo5Fa. Hurry the buses are filling fast! THIS IS A HUUUUGE EVENT! pic.twitter.com/UE0OdPz4rU

— Sarasota GOP (@SRQRepublicans) June 6, 2019

The first Volusia Republican bus is sold out! Get tickets now for 2nd bus to President Trump's national campaign kickoff June 18 at Amway Center in Orlando.
$25 donation per person for the second bus while supplies last. Deadline is this Sunday June 12.https://t.co/ZMkr9x50wH

— Volusia Republicans (@RecvcOrg) June 5, 2019

The campaign is promising food trucks, live music and giant screen TVs to watch Trump’s speech. 45 Fest will start at 10 a.m. EDT, with the President not set to take the stage indoors until 8 p.m.

Text of the campaign press release:

New York, NY – Today, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. announced the inaugural “45 Fest” at the site of the Make America Great Again rally at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday, June 18, where President Trump will announce his second term presidential run along with First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence.

The campaign’s 45 Fest will take place beginning at 10:00 am EDT and will feature food trucks, live music courtesy of “The Guzzlers”, big screens to see President Trump’s speech, and more.

“The President’s historic announcement of his second term presidential run has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests and will draw an enormous crowd,” said Michael Glassner, Chief Operating Officer of Donald J, Trump for President, Inc. “That’s why we’ve organized our first 45 Fest outside the Amway Center. We’ll have delicious food, live music, big screens, and a great time for all of our guests. Inside and out, the excitement at this Trump rally will be something to remember as President Trump makes history.”

The Amway Center has posted a special page for the Trump rally with answers to key FAQs. Please read carefully if you plan to attend.

AMWAY CENTER FAQ PAGE.

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It’s Suddenly Hip on the Left to Abuse White Kids: Rapper Vic Mensa Puts White Kids in Cages Drinking Toilet Water in New Video

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 19:29

Rapper Vic Mensa released his latest video on Friday for his latest political anthem, “Camp America.”

In the video white kids are kept in cages and forced to drink toilet water.

This is supposed to represent ICE detention centers under President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

The practice of detaining illegal aliens in cages was used during the Obama years.

Vic Mensa is no mensa.

Of course, this racist abuse of children is COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE to the tech giants while at the same time they continue to ban conservative Christian content.
The video is still up.

The video is supposed to garner sympathy from Americans for the invasion of illegals at the US southern border.

Breitbart.com has the transcript.

“We’ll be living it up, not giving a fuck Splitting you up, then we put you in cuffs Then we shipping you off, yeah, you could get lost at Camp America,” Vic Mensa says as images show small children in orange jumpsuits being ordered around by guards in a detention facility.

“Take your clothes off baby, let me see what you got. We can have a good time if you’re legal or not,” the Chicago crooner and 93PUNX frontman says as a security guard ominously approaches a terrified little girl.

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Democratic Debate Line-Up Announced; One Front-Runner Gets Shafted

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:35

There are 23 candidates running for the Democratic presidential nominations, and 20 will face off over two nights of debates June 26-27 (three were eliminated because they didn’t poll at 1%).

Here’s the line-up:

Cory Booker, senator from New Jersey

Julián Castro, former housing secretary

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York

John Delaney, former representative from Maryland

Tulsi Gabbard, representative from Hawaii

Jay Inslee, governor of Washington

Amy Klobuchar, senator from Minnesota

Beto O’Rourke, former representative from Texas

Tim Ryan, representative from Ohio

Elizabeth Warren, senator from Massachusetts

Michael Bennet, senator from Colorado

Joseph R. Biden Jr., former vice president

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.

Kirsten Gillibrand, senator from New York

Kamala Harris, senator from California

John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado

Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont

Eric Swalwell, representative from California

Marianne Williamson, self-help author

Andrew Yang, former tech executive

That means two of the top three candidates in the polls will face off on Night 2 — Biden and Sanders. Harris, too, will be there, as will Buttigieg, also in the top tier.

Warren, meanwhile, is stuck with the also-rans.

The latest Quinnipiac poll stacks up this way — Biden 30, Sanders 19, Warren 15, Buttigieg 8, Harris 7, O’Rourke 3, Booker 1, Klobuchar 1, Bennet 0, Yang 1, Gillibrand 0, Inslee 0, Castro 0. All the rest have zero, as well.

So Warren, at 15, will face off with a candidate at 3 and another at 1.

The debates will be moderated by the NBC anchors Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd, the Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart, and the MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

 

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FEC Chair Who Scolded Trump For Saying He MIGHT Take Oppo Research From a Foreigner Used to Work For Deep State Law Firm Perkins Coie

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:29


FEC Chair Elaine Weintraub

Well isn’t this interesting.

On Thursday afternoon Ellen Weintrab, a DEMOCRAT Chair of the Federal Election Commission posted a statement online condemning President Trump for suggesting he may accept oppo research from a foreign government.

I would not have thought that I needed to say this. pic.twitter.com/T743CsXq79

— Ellen L Weintraub (@EllenLWeintraub) June 13, 2019

Democrat Weintraub was appointed by George W. Bush during a recess appointment.

One more fun fact about Weintraub — she worked for the DNC-Hillary Clinton-Deep State law firm Perkins Coie prior to being elected to FEC chair.

Per the FEC:

Commissioner Weintraub took office on December 9, 2002, after receiving a recess appointment; she was renominated and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on March 18, 2003. Commissioner Petersen was nominated and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate on June 24, 2008.

Prior to her appointment to the Commission, Ms. Weintraub was Of Counsel to Perkins Coie LLP and a member of its Political Law Group. Before joining Perkins Coie, Ms. Weintraub was Counsel to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for the U.S. House of Representatives (the House Ethics Committee). Ms. Weintraub received her B.A., cum laude, from Yale College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Is this why Weintraub said nothing when Hillary Clinton paid for a junk Russian dossier and hid the payments by funneling the money through her law firm PERKINS COIE, worked with Ukrainians to obtain dirt on Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and reportedly had foreign intelligence agencies spy on the Trump campaign?

In October of 2017, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) filed an FEC complaint alleging the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign committee violated campaign finance law because they failed to disclose the purpose and recipient of payments for the phony Steele dossier.

Is this also why the FEC is ignoring Hillary Clinton’s $84 million campaign finance scandal?

“One year and two months. That’s how long it’s been since a formal complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), alleging Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign orchestrated an $84 million campaign finance scandal — the largest in U.S. history,” said attorney Dan Backer in February of this year.

“Yet the FEC has done nothing to hold the Clinton campaign, dozens of Democratic officials, and hundreds of six-figure Democratic mega-donors accountable for breaking the law,” Backer added.

Why is Ellen Weintraub still at the FEC?? She’s ignoring obvious crimes committed by Hillary Clinton and the DNC yet warned President Trump over a hypothetical scenario.

Read attorney Dan Backer’s entire report about Hillary Clinton’s money laundering scam and the formal complaint he filed with the FEC here.

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Oregon Church Hosting Antifa Summer Camp for Children

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 18:04

A Portland area church is hosting a social justice summer camp to indoctrinate children into Antifa.

The camp, called Budding Roses, features a masked child in their flyer.

According to their Facebook page, “Budding Roses is a volunteer collective of educators, students and activists who provide free social justice summer camps and year-round workshops for Portland-area youth in 4th-8th grade.”

“In our work we strive to be a resource for both the campers, their families, and the broader community.  With funding from the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, an online fundraising campaign, and in-kind donations of space, supplies, and services we were able to offer two hot meals a day, school supplies, and a back-to-school haircut for youth last summer. In addition to this we hope that with the skills, ideas and support found at Budding Roses, each camper is empowered to make a lasting positive change in their community,” their page explains.

https://www.facebook.com/BuddingRosesPDX/photos/a.210168782849480/476170539582635/?type=3&theater

The camp is free and is aimed at children who are entering 4th-8th grades. In addition to being funded by the Black Rose Anarchist Federation, a fundraiser for the children’s camp featured bands such as “DIY Sluts” and “None But Equals.”

PJ Media, who first reported on the existence of the camp, wrote that “the first thing that struck me, before anything else, was the mask-clad, fist-raising elementary school kids in the illustration. Teaching incoming 4th-8th-graders how to riot, become members of antifa, and join a communist revolution seems a bit much—even for Portland, Oregon. Notice the star on the mask and the raised fist. Classic imagery from the USSR, China, and other violent Marxist revolutions in the 20th century.”

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Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House (Cuz, You Know, Losers Don’t Get Invited)

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 17:37

Long before the Golden State Warriors played in Game 6 on Thursday night, the team’s top stars announced they wouldn’t be accepting an invitation to the White House if they won the championship.

Well, now they don’t have a problem. The Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors 114-110.

Back in 2017, President Trump slapped Steph Curry after the basketball player said he doesn’t “want to go” to the White House if his team won the title. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted.

Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017

Curry said then that “we don’t stand for what our president has said, and the things he hasn’t said at the right time.” He cited former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem, for trying to “inspire some change for what we tolerate in this country.”

The Warriors visited the White House in 2015, when Barack Obama was president. And while they skipped a visit in 2017, after they won the 2018 NBA title, they met privately with Obama.

Curry also met with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on the trip.

Steph and Nancy pic.twitter.com/TplYpDMeCg

— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) January 25, 2019

But now, Curry and the whole team won’t have to decline an invite. Losers don’t get invited to the White House.

Instead, there’s already talk of Raptors potential trip.

“Will the Raptors Visit the White House?” a headline in Sports Illustrated asked.

Title-winning teams are typically invited to the White House to celebrate winning a major championship in their respective leagues. But do Canadian teams visit Washington, D.C., after a win and will the Raptors make the trip after winning the 2019 NBA Finals? There’s a precedent to do so.

The last time a Canada-based team from one of the four major pro sports leagues won a championship was 1993 – with both the MLB’s Toronto Blue Jays and the NHL’s Montreal Canadians winning in their respective sports. Neither team visited the White House. Toronto F.C. won the MLS Cup in 2017 but did not visit the White House.

We’re guessing  the easy-going Canadians would jump at the chance to visit the White House and meet the president of the United States.

And you’d think Americans would, too — regardless of their politics.

 

 

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Julian Assange’s Extradition Trial Won’t Take Place Until Next Year — Publisher Says He Never Cracked Any Passwords

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:50

The extradition trial for imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not begin until February of next year.

Assange appeared in a London court through a video link on Friday.

Judge Emma Arbuthnot decided that Assange, a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, will face a five day trial beginning on February 25 to determine if he will be extradited to the United States, where he would face charges under the controversial Espionage Act. If he is convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for the award-winning publications.

Assange, of course, will still get a trial — despite what mountains of fake news are claiming. Many outlets have now implied that a decision to send him to the US was already made, based on a procedural signature acknowledging receipt of the extradition request by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Obviously, this decision still lies with the courts and their reporting is false.

The publisher is currently serving a 50 week sentence in the maximum security HMP Belmarsh for skipping bail in the UK and taking asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy. He has been in the hospital ward of the prison since May 16. Photos published by the Gateway Pundit revealed extreme weight loss since this reporter last visited him at the embassy in March.

According to BBC journalist Joshua Rozenberg, who was present at the hearing, Assange currently has no access to a computer so they have to send him court documents through the mail.

Assange’s lawyers say he is “resident in health care” at Belmarsh prison. He has no access to a computer and court documents have to be sent to him by post.

— Joshua Rozenberg (@JoshuaRozenberg) June 14, 2019

Ben Brandon, a lawyer representing the United States, was running through the charges against Assange when the imprisoned publisher interrupted and said that he “didn’t break any password whatsoever.”

Last month the UN issued a scathing report in which Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture said that Assange has been exposed to psychological torture and warned that the award-winning publisher could face the death penalty if he is extradited to the United States. The report came after Melzer visited Assange along with two medical experts who specialize in examining potential torture victims on May 9.

“I am particularly alarmed at the recent announcement by the US Department of Justice of 17 new charges against Mr. Assange under the Espionage Act, which currently carry up to 175 years in prison. This may well result in a life sentence without parole, or possibly even the death penalty, if further charges were to be added in the future,” Melzer continued.

Melzer also wrote that “there has been a relentless and unrestrained campaign of public mobbing, intimidation and defamation against Mr. Assange, not only in the United States, but also in the United Kingdom, Sweden and, more recently, Ecuador.”

“In the course of the past nine years, Mr. Assange has been exposed to persistent, progressively severe abuse ranging from systematic judicial persecution and arbitrary confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy, to his oppressive isolation, harassment and surveillance inside the embassy, and from deliberate collective ridicule, insults and humiliation, to open instigation of violence and even repeated calls for his assassination.”

Melzer and the medical experts concluded that Assange has been the victim of psychological torture.

“In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic States ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time and with so little regard for human dignity and the rule of law,” Melzer said. “The collective persecution of Julian Assange must end here and now!”

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AOC Retweets Post Saying Trump Is Running ‘Concentration Camp System’ At U.S. Border

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:41

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democratic socialist, on Friday retweeted a post on Twitter that said President Trump is running a “concentration camp system” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

” ‘We have what I would call a concentration camp system… a mass detention of civilians without trial.’ 24 people *that we know of* have died under ICE under Trump so far, plus 6 children in other agencies since September,” wrote Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, who said in her Twitter profile that she has “Bylines NYT, WaPo, Time, The Atlantic etc.”

“We have what I would call a concentration camp system… a mass detention of civilians without trial.”
24 people *that we know of* have died under ICE under Trump so far, plus 6 children in other agencies since September.

THREAD. Important. 1/xhttps://t.co/YXiDOkx68A

— Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg (@TheRaDR) June 14, 2019

The tweet cites a piece in Esquire headlined, “An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That’s Exactly What the U.S. Is Running at the Border,” written by Jack Holmes. The sub-headline says, “Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz.”

Holmes then cites Andrea Pitzer, author of One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps, who says, “We have what I would call a concentration camp system… and the definition of that in my book is, mass detention of civilians without trial.”

Then the piece cites Waitman Wade Beorn, a Holocaust and genocide studies historian and a lecturer at the University of Virginia. “Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz. Concentration camps in general have always been designed—at the most basic level—to separate one group of people from another group. Usually, because the majority group, or the creators of the camp, deem the people they’re putting in it to be dangerous or undesirable in some way.”

And then the piece says “So far, 24 people have died in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the Trump administration, while six children have died in the care of other agencies since September.”

Let’s slow down a bit.

Dachau concentration camp “was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in 1933, intended to hold political prisoners,” Wikipedia says. “Opened by Heinrich Himmler, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. … Prisoners lived in constant fear of brutal treatment and terror detention including standing cells, floggings, the so-called tree or pole hanging, and standing at attention for extremely long periods. There were 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands that are undocumented.”

Then there’s Auschwitz. “Of the estimated 1.3 million people sent to Auschwitz, at least 1.1 million died, around 90 percent of them Jews,” says its Wikipedia page. “Approximately one in six Jews killed in the Holocaust died at the camp. Others deported to Auschwitz included 150,000 non-Jewish Poles, 23,000 Roma, 15,000 Soviet prisoners of war, 400 Jehovah’s Witnesses, tens of thousands of others of diverse nationalities, and an unknown number of gay men. Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died because of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.”

There’s no comparison. Enough said.

 

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US Army War College Bows to Terror-Tied CAIR – Drops Speech by Terror Expert After CAIR Cites ‘Anti-Muslim Racism’

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:35

The US Army War College bowed to terror-tied CAIR and disinvited an expert on Islam from giving a speech after CAIR branded him an ‘Islamophobe.’

Ray Ibrahim, an expert on Islamic terrorism and the history of Islam was scheduled to speak on June 19 and his speech was titled, “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West.”

The Philadelphia chapter of CAIR [Council on American Islamic Relations] protested and wrote a letter to the college superintendent Army Maj. Gen. John S. Kem, and provost James G. Breckenridge demanding they cancel the speech.

“It creates anti-Muslim racism. It is a narrow opinion. The very fact that he is going to speak to officers, men and women, who will potentially serve in Muslim countries…We also do not believe that there is any benefit to the U.S. in promulgating the inaccurate thesis that Islam is our enemy, as this stereotype only alienates millions of Muslim-Americans,” the terror front group said in its May 28 letter.

CAIR launched a smear campaign and actually called Ray Ibrahim, who is Egyptian, a “white nationalist.” Islam isn’t even a race, so there’s that.

The Washington Time reported:

The War College initially informed Mr. Ibrahim that the lecture could proceed despite the opposition. But after CAIR organized a publicity campaign alleging Mr. Ibrahim was a white nationalist, the college buckled to the group’s pressure.

Mr. Ibrahim, an Egyptian by ethnicity, vehemently denied he is a racist. “They are playing the race card,” he said.

After the Army announced it was postponing the speech, Jacob Bender, CAIR-Philadelphia executive director, issued a statement urging full cancellation. “A postponement is not enough — the college should reject hate,” he said.

Robert Martin, a spokesman for the Army War College, said Mr. Ibrahim’s speech was postponed so the Army education unit can “pair Mr. Ibrahim’s military history insights in close proximity with another historical perspective, at a time when [the Army War College] curriculum has addressed historical analysis of influences on conflict.” He did not respond when asked about the pressure from CAIR.

Mr. Ibrahim said the speech was canceled and the college’s claim of a postponement is not correct.

His 352-page book covers nearly 14 centuries in great detail, and CAIR provided no documentation for any research shortcomings in its campaign against him. “The history I present in ‘Sword and Scimitar’ is ironclad, verifiable and beyond well documented, with about a thousand endnotes, it is heavily based on primary sources, many of which are Muslim, and from eyewitnesses,” Mr. Ibrahim said.

So there you have it. CAIR, an undindicted co-conspirator of the largest terror funding case in US history is calling the shots and dictating to the US Army War College what they can and cannot discuss.

Had enough yet, America?

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MUELLER’S GOING DOWN: One of General Flynn’s New Attorneys Wrote the Book on Prosecutorial Ethics and Misconduct

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 16:11

Earlier this week it was widely reported that General Mike Flynn has hired well-known defense attorney Sidney Powell to represent him after abruptly firing his lawyers last week.

In a recent interview with The Epoch Times Sidney Powell blasted the appalling two-tiered judicial system in the United States today where General Michael Flynn can get set up and prosecuted by deep state operatives while Peter Strzok can leak and lie and get off scot free.

In December 2018 Powell accused the Mueller team of destroying evidence and obstructing justice in the Flynn case.

But General Flynn also hired several more attorneys besides Sidney Powell.

The team consists of new members — Jesse Binnall, Philip John Harvey & W. William Hodes, along with Sidney Powell — to represent him in his ongoing case.

These attorneys have entered notices of appearance in the EDVA case against Flynn’s former business partner where Flynn is expected to testify.

JUST IN: Michael Flynn's new legal team is more than Sidney Powell. Several more attorneys — Jesse Binnall, Philip John Harvey & W. William Hodes — have entered notices of appearance in the EDVA case against Flynn's former business partner where Flynn is expected to testify. pic.twitter.com/hoeEkM6roO

— Darren Samuelsohn (@dsamuelsohn) June 13, 2019

W. William Hodes is the author of “Law and Lawyering” a nationally recognized treatise on legal ethics that is updated annually. Hodes was a member of the Advisory Council to the American Bar Association’s Ethics 2000 Commission.

This should keep Robert Mueller and his far left “pitbull” Andrew Weissmann up at night.

The boomerang is coming folks.
Bill Barr and the DOJ have a lot of work to do if they want to regain the American public’s trust in the judicial system.

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President Trump: It ‘May Be Criminal’ That Pelosi Is Allowing Drug Dealers and Gang Members into Our Country (VIDEO)

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:46

President Trump joined FOX and Friends on Friday morning to kick off his 73rd birthday.

President Trump bragged about winning a recent lawsuit on the wall brought by Nancy Pelosi.
And then Trump questioned her criminal conduct.

President Trump: “We just won a lawsuit on the wall. We won a lawsuit on the wall. Brought by Nancy Pelosi. This one was brought by Nancy Pelosi, maybe that’s criminal that she’s allowing the drug dealers and gang members into our country. Maybe that’s criminal when you talk about it.

Trump also promised 400 miles of border wall before the 2020 election.

Via FOX and Friends:

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The Fall of Fake News: Quiet Shake-Up at MSNBC After Station Hemorrhages Viewers Following Mueller Debacle

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 04:52

Reports are surfacing about a quiet shake-up of personnel at MSNBC after the cable news station lost more than 30% of their audience after the Mueller debacle.

One source familiar told Mediaite the changes came amidst mounting complaints from NBC News chief Andy Lack about a dip in MSNBC’s ratings following the end of the Mueller investigation. In May, ratings for the network in the advertiser coveted 25-54 demo were down 32% year over year.

Apparently MNSBC doesn’t think their financial woes are newsworthy given that they didn’t run any breathless stories about their own failings.

News of MSNBC’s collapse can’t come as a surprise to insiders who undoubtedly are fully aware that their audience no longer trusts them.

MSNBC viewers were asked: How much do you agree that MSNBC regularly reports made up or fake news about Donald Trump and his administration?

The responses were devastating! While 35% or respondents agree that MSNBC pushes Fake News, only 24% disagreed. That’s a ratings death sentence!

What do you expect from a channel that boasts disgraced liar, Brian Williams, and race pimp, Al Sharpton?

MAJOR SHAKEUP AT MSNBC – Ratings crater after Mueller Report Debacle! https://t.co/NvpHPImGhf

— Bright Start News (@BRIGHTstrt) June 13, 2019

 

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Body of 7-Year-Old Migrant Girl Believed to Be From India Found in Arizona Desert Near Mexico Border

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 02:55

Customs and Border Patrol issued a press release Thursday about finding the body of a 7-year-old girl in the Arizona desert. The girl was part of a five person group of women and children believed to be from from India who were dropped off by smugglers at a remote area along the Mexico border with Arizona.

Red dot at top of red line on CBP map shows where the girl’s body was found about one mile north of the border.

Text of the press release:

Search Continues After Young Girl Found Deceased West of Lukeville

TUCSON, Ariz. – A deceased child, believed to be a seven-year-old citizen of India, was discovered 17 miles west of Lukeville by U.S. Border Patrol yesterday morning.

The girl had reportedly been traveling with four others dropped near the international boundary by human smugglers who ordered the group to cross in the dangerous and austere location.

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents learned this information after encountering two adult women from India, who explained how they had come to the United States, and that three others, a woman and two children, had become separated from them hours earlier.

Agents took the two women into custody and began searching the area north of the international border in remote terrain, seven miles west of Quitobaquito Springs, for the missing persons. Within hours, they discovered the little girl’s remains, which were recovered by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

Aircraft and helicopters from National Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations were called out to expand the search, while additional agents from Border Patrol Search Trauma and Rescue Unit, the Ajo Border Patrol Station, and personnel from the Bureau of Land Management combed the area on foot.

Late last night, U.S. Border Patrol agents located footprints indicating the remaining two members of the group crossed back into Mexico. CBP and Mexican authorities continue to search the area for any associated persons. At this time, no additional members of the group have been located on either side of the border.

One mile south of the where the girl’s body was found, Mexico’s Highway 2 runs parallel to the border, a few hundred yards south of the international boundary. On the U.S. side of the border, this remote area is a rugged desert wilderness with few backcountry roads and little to no resources.

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in the area yesterday was approximately 108 degrees.

“Our sympathies are with this little girl and her family,” said Tucson Chief Patrol Agent Roy Villareal. “This is a senseless death driven by cartels who are profiting from putting lives at risk.”

U.S. Border Patrol encourages those in distress to dial 911, or activate a rescue beacon. Individuals can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol and remain anonymous by calling 1-877-872-7435 toll free. Reporting illicit activity could result in saving someone’s life.

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ARE YOU KIDDING? WHAT ABOUT HILLARY??? DEMOCRAT FEC Chair Releases Statement Criticizing Trump for Suggesting He MIGHT Take Oppo Research from a Foreigner

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:45

In a Wednesday ABC News interview President Trump suggested he’d take information from a foreign government on a political rival.
And he added that he may contact the FBI about it, “I think I’d do both.”

The Democrats and their liberal media were outraged and accused the president of criminal intent and treason.

These same Democrat operatives in Washington DC and in the mainstream news said nothing when Hillary Clinton paid for a junk Russian dossier, worked with Ukrainians to obtain dirt on Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort and reportedly had foreign intelligence agencies spy on the Trump campaign.


Democrat Ellen Weintraub

On Thursday afternoon Ellen Weintrab, a DEMOCRAT Chair of the Federal Election Commission posted a statement online condemning President Trump for suggesting he may accept oppo research from a foreign government.

Democrat Weintraub was appointed by George W. Bush during a recess appointment.

So where was Weintraub during the 2016 election?
These deep state hacks are so utterly transparent and horribly dishonest.

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House Minority Leader McCarthy Fires Back at Pelosi and Schiff: Hillary Clinton Paid $6 Million to Foreign Entity For Phony Dossier (VIDEO)

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:35


Kevin McCarthy

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) fired back at Speaker Pelosi and Pencil Neck Schiff on Thursday during a press conference over their selective outrage over Trump’s comments about getting dirt from a foreign country.

The media exploded over President Trump’s interview with liberal George Stephanopoulos from ABC News.  Trump told George during their interview that if he was given opposition research from another country he might use it and might tell the FBI.

But these same media sycophants are silent over the fact that Crooked Hillary Clinton paid a foreigner, former British spy Christopher Steele, millions of dollars for a phony dossier which was used to smear Donald Trump and obtain spy warrants on his advisor Carter Page during the 2016 election.

It’s okay when Crooked Hillary does it, but Trump speaking in the hypothetical is grounds for impeachment.

Congressman McCarthy stunned liberal reporters on Thursday when he fired back at Pelosi and Schiff and pointed out that it was Crooked Hillary who actually paid a foreigner for dirt during the 2016 election.

“What I am appalled about is what has happened in our election. I watched in the last campaign the Democrat presidential campaign spend $6 million to a foreign entity to travel the world to try to find something when they could not find it, they made false accusations, salacious accusations at that,” McCarthy said. “Drove this country into a special counsel lasting more than 22 months. Using this false information, sending it to the FBI that went and got a FISA court. Then to spy upon Americans and took us through something we should never have to live again.

“I did not hear the Speaker be appalled at that. Or to have a chair of the House Intel Committee [Schiff] think that he’s knowingly speaking on a phone to a foreign entity, to supply some other false allegations. And what action did he take? Those are the things I’m appalled about that actually did happen,” he said.

A liberal reporter tried to defend Crooked Hillary Clinton and McCarthy shot back at her and reminded her once again that it was HILLARY CLINTON and the DNC who paid a foreigner millions of dollars for dirt on her political opponent.

WATCH:

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“It Was a Mistake” – Lindsey Graham Slams Trump for Saying He’d Take Dirt from Foreigners on Political Opponents — Said Nothing When John McCain Did

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 00:57

Senator Lindsey Graham slammed President Trump on Thursday after the president told ABC News he’d take information from a foreign government on a political rival.
Graham said it was “it was a mistake” to take dirt on political rivals from a foreigner.

Lindsey Graham then added, “I don’t want to send a signal to encourage this.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham says "it's a mistake" for President Trump to say he would be willing to accept dirt on political rivals from foreign governments.

"I don't want to send a signal to encourage this." https://t.co/n1mQaFaD98 pic.twitter.com/qDvDrcCjcq

— CNN (@CNN) June 13, 2019

But Lindsey Graham said NOTHING when his close friend John McCain and his longtime staffer David Kramer pushed the fake Trump – Russia dossier to the FBI and also to over a dozen left-wing journalists.

In December we reported that John McCain and his associate David Kramer pushed the fake Russia dossier to the FBI and Buzzfeed News.  The Daily Caller reported:

A longtime associate of late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain provided a copy of the infamous Steele dossier to BuzzFeed News, according to an explosive court filing released Wednesday.

David Kramer, a former State Department official who was an executive at the McCain Institute, provided BuzzFeed News reporter Ken Bensinger with a copy of the dossier Dec. 29, 2016, according to a filing submitted Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro.

And in March additional court filings were released that revealed Kramer provided the fake dossier to multiple individuals in the media.

Here is John McCain with “SourceD/Source E” of the junk Steele Dossier.

McCain with "Source D/Source E" of Steele dossier … pic.twitter.com/dQ528SVzeA

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) May 28, 2019

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