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Trump Impeachment Comments Land Rep. Justin Amash a ‘MAGA’ Primary Challenger

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:22

Republican Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower has announced that he will be mounting a primary challenge against Rep. Justin Amash over his comments about impeaching President Donald Trump.

Amash called for the impeachment of President Trump on Saturday, becoming the first GOP congressman or senator to do so.

On Monday, Lower announced that he will be sitting out the race for his third term in the state senate and will instead be running for the 3rd Congressional District seat that Amash has held since 2011.

Lower, who is staunchly pro-Trump, said that he had been planning to run for the seat eventually, but decided now is the right time after Amash’s tweets about impeaching the president.

“Congressman Justin Amash tweets yesterday calling for President Trump’s impeachment show how out of touch he is with the truth and how out of touch he is with people he represents,” Lower said, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press. “He must be replaced and I am going to do it.”

Last month Justin Amash expressed his openness to running against President Trump in 2020 as the Libertarian Party candidate.

Trump roasted the congressman on Twitter on Sunday, saying that he is a “a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy.”

“If he actually read the biased Mueller Report, ‘composed’ by 18 Angry Dems who hated Trump,” the tweets continued, “he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION…Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!”

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Nunes Likely Sending ‘Obstruction’ Criminal Referral Over Steele Meeting with State Department Official Kathleen Kavalec (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:10

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said on Sunday he will likely send an ‘obstruction’ criminal referral to the Justice Department over the meeting Christopher Steele had with a State Department official a week before the first FISA warrant was granted on Carter Page.

Nunes said during his appearance on Fox News that the notes and memos State Department Kathleen Kavalec took about her meeting with former British spy Christopher Steele just 11 days before the first FISA warrant were withheld from the House Intelligence Committee during its investigation that ended last year.

“It’s likely now, as we do our investigation as to why we didn’t get this information that we’ve just been discussing from the State Department two years ago when we should have received it, there could be another referral coming on obstructing a congressional investigation,” Nunes said.

Hillary Clinton and her campaign “plainly colluded” with the Russians to dig up dirt and spread false information about Trump, Nunes said.

WATCH:

A couple weeks ago award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon obtained memos from a high-ranking government official who met with former British spy Christopher Steele in October of 2016, who determined that Steele’s ‘dirt’ on Trump was inaccurate and likely leaked to the media.

Kavalec flagged this in memos and handwritten notes just 10 days before the first FISA warrant on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page was granted.

Multiple sources confirmed to John Solomon on Tuesday that Kavalec’s red flag on Steele was immediately sent to a senior FBI official.

The email from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec was sent to Special Agent Stephen Laycock, then the FBI’s section chief for Eurasian counterintelligence, 8 days before the first FISA warrant was granted on Carter Page.

These notes and memos were never given to the House Intelligence Committee during their Russia investigation.

Another mystery? Kathleen Kavalec had two exchanges with FBI officials about Christopher Steele about two weeks before her meeting with the former British spy but the names have been redacted.

The officials also declined to address another mystery that has caught congressional investigators’ attention: Kavalec had two exchanges with FBI officials about Steele approximately two weeks before her meeting. The email contacts on Sept. 29-30, 2016, have been redacted, except for a single phrase “Thank you Kathy.” Congressional investigators want to know if the earlier exchange resulted in Kavalec learning in advance of Steele’s work for the FBI, or was a further tipoff to the FBI of Steele’s intention to visit State, a department where he had offered pro bono information in the past.

The FBI knew the Steele dossier lacked any credibility yet they went ahead and used it to seek a FISA warrant anyway — and these documents showing the red flag on Steele were then hidden from Congressional investigators.

This is what real obstruction of justice looks like.

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VIDEO: US War Hero Sgt. Derrick Miller Released From Leavenworth Prison — Wonderful News!

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:56

For several years The Gateway Pundit has reported on the plight of Sgt. Derrick Miller who sits in prison for life in Leavenworth, Kansas.

In March we were pleased to announce that Sgt. Miller would soon be released from prison!

U.S. Army National Guardsman Sgt. Derrick Miller,an American hero, from Hagerstown, Maryland, was convicted in July of 2011 for the pre-meditated murder of an Afghan man in 2010.

Sgt. Miller is father of two little girls. At the time of the shooting of the Afghan man, Sgt. Miller was assigned to a unit within the Connecticut National Guard and was attached to the 101st Airborne Division. Following his joining of the National Guard in 2006, Miller experienced three combat deployments and had been recently promoted.

Sgt. Miller was serving life in prison with the opportunity for parole in 2020.

Sgt. Miller shot and killed an Afghan civilian following the civilian attempting to grab Sgt. Miller’s weapon during a period of intense questioning. The Afghan civilian was a suspected insurgent who was walking through Sgt. Miller’s “platoon defensive perimeter observing their defensive positions”.

Following the shooting, Sgt. Miller’s unit was attacked horrifically on all sides and the Afghan National Army fighters that were assigned to stay with the platoon disappeared prior to the onset of the firefight. They hid behind a building.

Sgt. Miller was embroiled in a firefight the night he killed the Afghan man. The Afghan man was an insurgent and yet no one in the military wants to say this and directly confront the duplicitous Afghanis. The firefight was not instigated by American soldiers; the firefight was meant to kill American soldiers, and Afghan National Army fighters were nowhere to be found.

As far as the case goes, the witnesses opposing Sgt. Miller were suspicious on two accounts. The first witness was a soldier who originally backed up the claims made by Sgt. Miller regarding the event, but when threatened with being named as an accessory and “being placed on legal hold so he could not de-mobilize”, he changed his story. The other witness was an Afghan translator that was promised citizenship in the U.S. in exchange for testimony.

This man was brought to the U.S. in January of 2011 and lived on Fort Campbell in a hotel on the base at $630 per month with a van dedicated to his transportation wherever he wanted to go – all of this was on the taxpayer dime. Morality is void in this case, save for the morality of Sgt. Miller.

All of Sgt. Miller’s men returned home unharmed from their deployment.  
Sgt. Miller instead went to Leavenworth where he was serving a life sentence after being charged with pre-meditated murder on the battlefield.

Patriots gathered in Washington DC in September 2016 to protest for Sgt. Miller’s release.

It was at this time that Congressman Louie Gohmert and Congressman Brian Babin, both Texas Congressmen, became aware of Sgt. Miller’s incarceration.  From that point forward, they fought for Derrick’s release and we are beholden to them for all they did for this American Son.

For a reference to the moments quoted in this article, please visit Diana West’s 2011 piece on this exact topic here.

 

Then in March news broke that Sgt. Derrick Miller would be released from Leavenworth.

This was wonderful news for all the patriots who worked to free this American hero.

On Monday Sgt. Derrick Miller was released from Leavenworth Prison.

His mother was there to greet him!

United American Patriots was there to film it.

What wonderful news!

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BOOM! Eric Holder Body Slammed by Former Deputy Ind. Counsel Sol Wisenberg Over Attack on AG Barr

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:13

Sol Wisenberg, the former Deputy Independent Counsel under Ken Starr, fired off a late-Sunday night tweet that destroyed Obama Attorney General Eric Holder for attacking Attorney General William Barr as “not fit to lead the DOJ”.

Fox News contributor Solomon Wisenberg appears on cable, broadcast and radio to offer legal commentary.

Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder.

Wisenberg called out Holder’s corrupt behavior in office from his service in the Obama presidency, including the Fast and Furious gun running to Mexican cartels scandal, to his tenure as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration and his shepherding of the pardon for fugitive Marc Rich whose ex-wife Denise was a major Clinton donor (“Denise Rich had given more than $1 million[28] to Clinton’s political party (the Democratic Party), including more than $100,000 to the Senate campaign of the president’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and $450,000 to the Clinton Library foundation during Clinton’s time in office.[24] Wikipedia on the Marc Rich pardon)

Wisenberg nuked Holder, concluding by throwing his insult of Barr back in Holder’s face.

“You: swore falsely under oath in Fast & Furious and dared not name a Special Counsel; failed to name a Special Counsel in the IRS targeting scandal; failed to prosecute key players in the mortgage meltdown; aided and abetted the Marc Rich pardon. You sir, were unfit to lead DOJ.”

Holder’s attack on Barr that brought the response from Wisenberg:

“AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons. He is protecting the President. He does not stand up for the good people he leads. He is not fit to lead DOJ.”

You: swore falsely under oath in Fast & Furious and dared not name a Special Counsel; failed to name a Special Counsel in the IRS targeting scandal; failed to prosecute key players in the mortgage meltdown; aided and abetted the Marc Rich pardon. You sir, were unfit to lead DOJ. https://t.co/fWGPz1rYXH

— Solomon L. Wisenberg (@WisenbergSol) May 20, 2019

AG Barr has deliberately misrepresented the Mueller report. He has started examinations of the conduct of Intell/FBI personnel without a predicate-for political reasons. He is protecting the President. He does not stand up for the good people he leads. He is not fit to lead DOJ.

— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) May 18, 2019

TGP report on Holder’s attack on Barr at this link.

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President Trump Takes Aim at the Military Industrial Complex: ‘They Never Want to Leave, They Always Want to Fight’

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:59

President Donald Trump took aim at the military industrial complex in an interview with Fox News, saying that while he wants to bring troops home, “they never want to leave, they always want to fight.”

The president was discussing Iran and how he prefers to solve tensions economically, but is up against people that would send “thousands of soldiers” into Syria if it was up to them.

Hilton had asked the president if he could “reassure people you’re not looking for some kind of conflict in Iran?” His response was far different than his tough tweet about Iran on Sunday.

If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

“Well, I’m the one that talks about these wars that are 19 years (long), and people are just there. And don’t kid yourself, you do have a military industrial complex. They do like war,” Trump said in his interview with Fox News’s Steve Hilton.

“You know, In Syria with the caliphate, so I wipe out 100% of the caliphate that doesn’t mean you’re not going to have these crazy people going around, blowing up stores and blowing up things, these are seriously ill people…But I wiped out 100 percent of the caliphate,” Trump continued. “I said, I want to bring our troops back home — the place went crazy. They want to keep– you have people here in Washington, they never want to leave. I said, you know what I’ll do, I’ll leave a couple hundred soldiers behind, but if it was up to them they’d bring thousands of soldiers in.”

Trump added, “someday people will explain it, but you do have a group, and they call it the military-industrial complex.”

“They never want to leave, they always want to fight. No. I don’t want to fight, but you do have situations like Iran. You can’t let them have nuclear weapons. You just can’t let that happen,” Trump said.

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VIDEO: Nigel Farage Latest Right-Wing Figure Hit With Milkshake by Lunatic Leftist

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:40

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while on the election trail in Newcastle on Monday.

Independent European Parliament candidate Tommy Robinson and Ukip candidate Carl Benjamin have also both been assaulted with milkshakes.

The assaults have become a viral “protest” meme against right-wing figures, cheered on by the liberal media.

Nigel Farage is attacked with milkshake while on a walkabout in Newcastle. pic.twitter.com/rUNHSzUFB0

— Robin Davies (@RobinReports) May 20, 2019

Now the left are throwing milkshakes over Nigel Farage.
The same people who cry if you use the 'wrong pronouns' think it's acceptable to assault those they disagree with.
What makes this worse is the media have endorsed this violence. pic.twitter.com/juGr338FEC

— Mark Collett (@MarkACollett) May 20, 2019

Nigel Farage has been hit by a milkshake in Newscastle today pic.twitter.com/XofYwtIrtn

— Lucy Brown (@lucyfrown) May 20, 2019

Farage tweeted about the incident saying that “some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.”

Sadly some remainers have become radicalised, to the extent that normal campaigning is becoming impossible.

For a civilised democracy to work you need the losers consent, politicians not accepting the referendum result have led us to this.

— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 20, 2019

According to The Sun, Labour supporter Paul Crowther, 32, from Throckley, Newcastle, claimed to be behind the attack – saying he didn’t regret his actions. He was arrested following the assault.

 “I was quite looking forward to (the milkshake), but I think it went on a better purpose,” Crowther told the media while handcuffed. “It’s a right of protest against people like him.”

Prior to the attack, Crowther posted a picture of the milkshake on Twitter, with the caption: “I’d got my milkshake and coincidentally there’s a Brexit Party march.”

In a follow up tweet, he wrote, “I f***ing did it, it was Farage, I can’t believe I did it.”

I fucking did it, it was Farage, I can’t believe I did it.

— The Mad Brewer (@themadbrewery) May 20, 2019

Earlier this month, Robinson had milkshakes thrown at him twice in two days while out campaigning. Last week, two activists targeted Benjamin with the same tactic.

An attack on Farage was promoted by Burger King on Twitter over the weekend. After McDonald’s in the area of Farage’s visit to Scotland stopped selling milkshakes while he was there at the request of police, the rival burger chain posted that they will continue selling them and urged their followers to “have fun” with them. The company’s social media account ‘liked’ multiple tweets referring to them as Antifa and thanking them for promoting the attacks.

“Dear people of Scotland. We’re selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun. Love BK #justsaying,” the Burger King UK account tweeted.

 

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Breaking: Evidence Shows Obama’s Top “FBI Executives” Knew Steele Dossier Was a Fraud Before They Signed Multiple FISA Apps to Spy on President Trump

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 14:25

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Per a review of information related to the fake Trump – Russia sham, it is now clear that the top Executives in Obama’s FBI all knew that there were multiple copies of the Steele dossier and yet they signed multiple FISA warrant applications to spy on President Trump anyways.

Per a review of prior posts and information released to the “Spygate” scandal, it is now clear that the FBI knew the Steele dossier was a fraud and yet they used it to not only obtain a FISA warrant to spy on President Trump, they also used this dirty information multiple times to obtain additional warrants.  It’s highly probable that this information was never shared with the FISA Court of course.  According to a report from the Hill released in July 2018 –

Now, memos the FBI is turning over to Congress show the bureau possessed at least three versions of the dossier and its mostly unverified allegations of collusion.

Each arrived from a different messenger: McCain, Mother Jones reporter David Corn, Fusion GPS founder (and Steele boss) Glenn Simpson.

That revelation is in an email that disgraced FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok wrote to FBI executives around the time BuzzFeed published a version of the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.

“Our internal system is blocking the site,” Strzok wrote of the document posted on BuzzFeed. “I have the PDF via iPhone but it’s 25.6MB. Comparing now. The set is only identical to what McCain had. (it has differences from what was given to us by Corn and Simpson.)”

The significance of Strzok’s email is obvious to investigators who reviewed it in recent days. The FBI is supposed to be immune to manipulation by circular information flows, especially with sensitive investigations such as evaluating whether a foreign power tampered with an American election.

Remember also that the FBI was warned that the Steele dossier was fraudulent by the State Department’s Kathleen Kavalec after she met with Christopher Steele.  Taken together this information shows that not only did the FBI apply for the initial FISA application knowing the dossier was a fraud created by a Trump hater from the UK, but the “Executives” at the FBI filed for additional applications all knowing the dossier was a fake with numerous versions in the public square.

Top Obama FBI Executives (likely including Comey, McCabe, Baker, Strzok and Page, to name a few) all knew the Steele dossier was a sham and yet they used it to file multiple applications for warrants to spy on the Trump administration.

Hat tip D. Manny

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Figures. Facebook Allowed Anti-Semitic Al-Jazeera Video That Claimed the Holocaust was a Hoax

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 03:33

On Friday Al-Jazeera’s AJ+ Arabic channel posted a shocking anti-Semitic video which called into question the “truth of the Holocaust.”

The actress in the video Muna Hawwa argues that Israel was the biggest winner from the Holocaust. Hawwa also claims that the number of Jewish Holocaust victims remains “one of the most prominent historical debates to this day.”

The video is packed full of anti-Semitic attacks.

The video was up on Facebook for the weekend until Al-jazeera took the video down.
It was not removed by Facebook.

Meanwhile, Facebook continues to ban conservatives and conservative content on a weekly basis.

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Lightweight Mayor Pete Says Situation in Iran was “Engineered” by Trump Administration (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:53

Alfred E. Neuman is a typical leftist dope.
Far left Mayor Pete Buttigeig held a town hall tonight with anti-Trumper Chris Wallace on FOX News.

During their discussion Mayor Pete told the FOX News audience that the situation in Iran was “engineered” by President Trump.

Buttigieg said the situation in Iran was engineered by John Bolton.
It’s always America’s fault with these people.

For the record, the ayatollahs have been threatening America since their revolution in 1979.

Via Ryan Saavedra:

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says that the situation in Iran was "engineered" by the Trump administration pic.twitter.com/viiuVjxlhG

— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 19, 2019

Related… BUTTIGIEG CALLS FOR SLAVERY REPARATIONS, GREEN NEW DEAL, ABOLISHING ELECTORAL COLLEGE

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Breaking: Google Suspends Partial Business with China’s Huawei after Trump Blacklist

GatewayPundit - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:14

Google suspended some business with China’s Huawei following President Trump’s blacklist of the company.

Huawei is not pleased with President Trump’s decision.

Washington's actions against #Huawei will only serve to weaken competition, slow down #5G innovation and prevent U.S. consumers and businesses from accessing the world’s most advanced communications technology. #HuaweiFacts

— Huawei Facts (@HuaweiFacts) May 17, 2019

Engadget reported:

Huawei was already facing serious trouble following the Trump administration’s de facto ban, but it might get considerably worse. Reuters sources claim Google has suspended transactions with Huawei that require transferring proprietary hardware and software, hobbling much of its smartphone business outside of China. It “immediately” loses access to future OS updates beyond the Android Open Source Project, according to the insider, and upcoming phones would have to go without official apps like the Google Play Store and Gmail.

The company is still “internally” discussing which services are going away, the source said. Google would cut off all tech support and collaboration for Android and services, however.

We’ve asked Google for comment. If accurate, though, the suspension would represent a serious blow to Huawei’s mobile efforts. Although this shouldn’t dent the company’s Chinese business much (it can’t use Google apps in the country), it depends on access to Google apps to remain competitive with devices like the P30 Pro.

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Al-Jazeera Airs Disgusting Anti-Semitic Video: Israel Was Biggest Winner from the Holocaust; Suggests Hitler Supported Zionism (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:57

Aljazeera Arabic, an online media platform run by the Qatari Al-Jazeera Network, posted a video on May 18, 2019 about “the story of the Holocaust” on Twitter and Facebook.

The actress in the video Muna Hawwa argues that Israel was the biggest winner from the Holocaust. Hawwa also claims that the number of Jewish Holocaust victims remains “one of the most prominent historical debates to this day.”

The video is packed full of anti-Semitic tropes.
It’s as if it was written by a modern day Democrat representative.

Here is the transcript from the ad via MEMRI:

Muna Hawwa: The narrative that six million Jews were killed by the Nazi movement was adopted by the Zionist movement, and it is being reiterated every year on the so-called “Holocaust Memorial Day.” Let us tell you about the story of the Holocaust.

[…]

More than nine million Jews lived in Europe before World War II, most of them in the countries that would later be taken over by the Nazis. After the Holocaust, the Zionist movement claimed that 2 out of every 3 Jews were killed.

[…]

The Nazis targeted anyone they considered to be “human surplus” – either because they were “racially inferior,” or because they were not accepted politically. This means that the Jews were not the only victims of that era. The Nazis targeted the Romani, the Slavic nations, and some Arabs, as well as other groups like communists, socialists, trade unions, homosexuals, and the handicapped.

[…]

Along with others, the Jews faced a policy of systematic persecution, which culminated in the “Final Solution,” or annihilation. Their books were burned, they were fired from their jobs, their property was confiscated, and they were torn from their homes, in order to live in the secluded ghetto neighborhoods. They were forced to wear a special badge on their clothes. They were sent to detention centers, and they were worked to death in forced labor. The victims of the Nazis – who were following Hitler’s orders – exceeded 20 million people. The Jews were part of them. So why is there a focus only on them? The Jewish groups had financial resources, media institutions, research centers, and academic voices that managed to put a special spotlight on the Jewish victims of the Nazis. Nevertheless, the number of victims of the Holocaust remains one of the most prominent historical debates to this day. People are divided between those who deny the annihilation, others who think that the outcome was exaggerated, and others yet who accuse the Zionist movement of blowing it out of proportion in the service of the plan to establish what would later be known as the “State of Israel.” Let us take a pause here. How did Israel benefit from the Holocaust? In the first months following the Nazis’ rise to power, an agreement was signed between Nazi Germany and the Jewish Agency, the purpose of which was to make it easy for the Jews to immigrate to Palestine, in exchange for surrendering their property to Germany.

[…]

This agreement, along with other documents, made some people believe that Hitler supported Zionism. Former Mayor of London [Ken Livingstone] publicly declared this belief, and he was suspended from the Labour Party because of this. The persecution and the suffering – the much-regurgitated narrative of the Holocaust sorrows – paved the way for the Jewish immigration to Palestine.

[…] [Germany] is still paying huge reparations for what happened in World War II to a state that did not even exist at the time of the annihilation. Greece, the Serbs, Yugoslavia, and the Romani people have all suffered, but the Germany reparations to those victims cannot be compared to the payments to Israel, which, in turn, devoured the reparations of all the Jewish victims of Nazism. The Holocaust never stops to be a tragic event. Several countries denounce it as a crime. Dozens of institutions sponsor large museums in various capitals in the world commemorating the tragedy of the Jews. This provoked great interest in this incident, even though similar crimes, no less heinous, are still being perpetrated against other peoples. The annihilation of any people because of their race, sex, or religion, is an unacceptable thing that deserves to be strongly denounced. Denouncing the Holocaust is a moral obligation, but Israel is the biggest winner from the Holocaust, and it uses the same Nazi justifications as a launching pad for the racial cleansing and annihilation of the Palestinians. The main ideology behind the “State of Israel” is based on religious, national, and geographic concepts that suckled from the Nazi spirit and its main notions. So how can a Palestinian denounce a crime that has become the flip side of his own tragedy?

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Bill Shorten spent end of campaign drinking while 'Trump-like' Scott Morrison campaigned

Daily Mail - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:39
Mr Shorten spent the last day before the election drinking beer in a Melbourne pub with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, while Mr Morrison took a whirlwind tour across three states.

A-list on the guest list: Anne Hathaway and Pippa Middleton lead the glamour at royal reception

Daily Mail - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:34
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Lady Gabriella tied the knot in a lavish royal wedding yesterday with a star-studded reception at a plush London venue - adding yet more glamour to the day's events.

Congressman Justin Amash: Mueller Report shows Trump met “threshold for impeachment”

Hot Air - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:31

Michigan Congressman Justin Amash decided to go there when discussing the Mueller Report by suggesting President Donald Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. The libertarian Republican laid out his case on Twitter yesterday in a series of well thought out tweets.

His main argument has nothing to do with Russia – there was no collusion after all – but on the President’s conduct towards Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Amash sees Trump’s attempts to exert influence over the probe as untenable – and does not care if the President’s advisers sought to keep him from making moves to remove Mueller. Amash’s belief appears to be focused on the idea Trump violated the public trust by telling Corey Lewandowski and Reince Priebus to get former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. The same could be said about Trump’s belief the AG’s Office should take the investigation from Mueller. It’s still up for debate, however, and no consensus will probably ever be reached.

The more interesting part of Amash’s declaration is the “why.” He isn’t the kind of person to say something without actually meaning it, yet, Amash is a politician so there’s obviously an angle. It’s doubtful he’s looking to become a Democrat due to his love of free markets and his stance government is best when it’s weakened and restrained. Democrats do not believe this – although one could successfully argue Republicans don’t either.

It’s possible Amash is going to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president. One would urge him caution because he’s likely to have more influence in the House as one of the lone voices for liberty. Amash’s voice may be considered “lightweight” by the President but he cast multiple votes in favor of the tax cuts and supported First Step Act. Former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen doesn’t believe Amash is going to run as a Libertarian. Reason’s Nick Gillespie believes otherwise writing there’s now a compelling reason for Amash to be the Libertarian nominee. It would have to depend on Amash’s ability to reach but staying in Congress seems better than not.

The best guess is Amash is trying to teach the American people – and remind Congress and the president – of the importance of following the Constitution.

“Our system of checks and balances relies on each branch’s jealously guarding its powers and upholding its duties under our Constitution,” Amash tweeted. “When loyalty to a political party or to an individual trumps loyalty to the Constitution, the Rule of Law—the foundation of liberty—crumbles.”

It’s here where Amash makes his most salient point – which is sadly being buried or glossed over in the coverage of his comments.

Amash appears to believe there has been a failure in both major political parties to follow the Constitution because politicians have allowed numerous holders of the presidency to grasp power it shouldn’t. He’s echoing comments, to a certain extent, made by St. George Tucker in 1803 during his analysis of The Constitution.

“The limitations which the constitution has provided to the powers of the president, seem not to be sufficient to restrain this department within its proper bounds, or to preserve it from acquiring and exerting more than a due share of influence,” Tucker noted in View of the Constitution of the United States. “To this cause it may be attributed, that in addition to the very extensive powers, influence, and patronage which the constitution gives to the president of the United States, congress have, from time to time, with a liberal hand, conferred others still more extensive; many of them discretionary, and not infrequently questionable, as to their constitutionality.

“These circumstances but too well justify the remark, that if a single executive do not exhibit all the features of monarchy at first, like the infant Hercules, it requires only time to mature its strength, to evince the extent of its powers. Crescit occulto velut arbor avo.”

The ‘tree’ Tucker is referring to in Latin is no longer growing in secret. The executive gobbles up power on a daily basis due to the failure of Congress – and the executive – to not guard it as a wizard would some artifact of power. Part of it is because the government is full of humans who are fallible to whatever whim suits their fancy.

Both parties need to take a close look at their beliefs and whether they actually understand and believe in the Constitution. Yes, it would mean – should Amash’s words be taken to the fullest extent – the threat of impeachment would become more of a sword of Damocles. Perhaps this is the best effect to rein in an executive which has for more than two centuries run amok.

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Romney declines to endorse Trump in 2020

Daily Mail - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:31
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, who was one of Donald Trump's harshest critics in the 2016 campaign, declined to endorse the president for re-election next year. 

Katyusha Rocket Lands Near US Embassy in Central Baghdad

GatewayPundit - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 22:31

A Katyusha rocket was fired off into Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone on Sunday.

The blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night.

#Update: Just in – Alleged released Picture of a Katyusha rocket that landed in an abandoned building belonging from a security company in #Baghdad’s Green Zone, where the #US embassy is very close by in #Iraq. pic.twitter.com/wV9PpL40hB

— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁‏ (@sotiridi) May 19, 2019

Last week the US State Department ordered non-emergency personnel to leave their Iraq posts.

The Jerusalem Post reported:

A rocket was fired in Iraqi capital Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and foreign embassies, but caused no casualties, the Iraqi military said on Sunday.

A blast was heard in central Baghdad on Sunday night, Reuters witnesses said and two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast.

#BREAKING
Reports:
-US Embassy in Baghdad is under attack
-Explosion heard in Baghdad's Green Zone
-Heavy mortar fire reported in downtown Baghdad
-Warning sirens in the vicinity of the US Embassy in the Green Zone
-Reuters, quoting diplomats: blast heard near the Green Zone pic.twitter.com/jlEZlsAmMZ

— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) May 19, 2019

The post Katyusha Rocket Lands Near US Embassy in Central Baghdad appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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Carlo Muñoz / Washington Times:
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