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Far worse than Watergate

What Obama and his political Choom Gang did is far worse than Watergate

– The Washington Times – Sunday, May 20, 2018

At the end of all the scandal and drama, all of the breathlessly reported lies and false accusations, at the end of all the money wasted on some zany kabuki swamp dance choreographed to the thrumming of giant bullfrogs and yipping of excited coyotes — at the end of all of this — it comes down to precisely what we said it was a year and a half ago.

The Obama administration — with or without the knowledge and direction of President Obama himself — perverted one of the most powerful, clandestine spying operations in the world and used it at the very height of a presidential campaign to spy on political opponents, punish them and, ultimately, silence them through extortion.

If this was orchestrated without the express knowledge of Mr. Obama, then it reveals just how blatantly he instructed by example the weaponizing of the entire federal government to carry out his low, dishonest and unjust ideology. By any means necessary, one might say. Only instead of being driving by visions of justice, these people were driven by visions of undying power.

 If this conspiracy was carried out at the express direction of Mr. Obama or other high officials in his administration, then they belong in jail. From unmasking of political opponents, to leaking their names to the press, to killing legitimate investigations, to launching politically motivated witch hunts, a racket of this scale could not have been carried out without some major juice and cover at the top levels of the Department of Justice, FBI and the White House.

The rogue henchmen carrying out the dirty work, as always, presented as perfect, decent and most honest little Boy Scouts like former FBI Director James B. Comey.

Most of the FBI today must be horrified by the degree to which Mr. Comey and his goon squad handed over the entire mission of the FBI to political hacks inside the Obama administration. Still, there were far too many inside the bureau willing to junk their oath in the name of some kind of higher “justice.” Which is just another way of saying “selling their soul for partisan gain.”

 What the Obama administration did to infiltrate the Trump campaign, spy on political opponents and then launch a wicked vendetta against them is worse than anything J. Edgar Hoover ever did — at least that we know about.

It is worse than any of the domestic abuses by the CIA during the Cold War.

It is worse even than what the federal government did to undermine civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr.

As bad and corrupt as it is to harass innocent citizens under any circumstances, it is so much worse to weaponize the government to pursue and punish and eliminate domestic political opponents. That is the sort of thing that destroys a Republic.

And yes, it is even much worse than Watergate. At the end of the day, Watergate was a bungled break-in by low-level political hacks. And then it was about the political cover-up and how high it went.

What happened under Mr. Obama is the stuff of Third-World dictators.

When Donald Trump was running for president, establishment Republicans and Democrats alike ran around thumping their chests feigning outrage that Mr. Trump would not be capable of respecting the Constitution.

At that time, the Obama administration was spying on Mr. Trump and his campaign and carrying out the most extensive and brazen undercover espionage-war campaign against political opponents that we have ever seen.

All the while nary a peep from these same smarmy swamp creatures as Mr. Obama rolled the constitution into joints so he and his political Choom Gang could smoke bales of weed.

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An honest Democrat, savages deep state, Mueller probe

An honest Democrat, savages deep state, Mueller probe

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Today’s read of the day comes from a Democrat who has broken with the corruptocrats that are leading his party to ruin.

Mark Penn was Bill Clinton’s pollster and adviser during his presidency, including during his impeachment. He is also a passionate critic of the deep state’s attempts to unseat or at minimum delegitimize Donald Trump as president.  His latest column for the Hill, Penn lays out with passion the stakes for all Americans.

Here is a sample:

The “deep state” is in a deep state of desperation. With little time left before the Justice Department inspector general’s report becomes public, and with special counsel Robert Mueller having failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of trying, they know a reckoning is coming.

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The Latest Whopper — The FBI Was Actually Trying to ‘Protect Trump’

It’s now to the point that Mueller’s team is investigating anyone in Trump’s circle who ever ate a bowl of borscht or drank a sip of Russian vodka. At a time when this couldn’t get any more ridiculous, look no further than the Washington Post for a version of “can you top this?”

A few days ago, the WaPo published an opinion piece entitled, “The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him.”

Sure, they did. I can’t wait to read from the WaPo how Iran wants nukes to “protect” Israel or that that sanctuary cities are for the “protection” of legal, law-abiding residents of those cities.

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If FBI had Spy on Trump “It’s Over”

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Andrew McCarthy: FBI spied on Trump

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Roger Stone reacts to reports FBI spied

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Media Ignore Mueller Admitting He Can’t Indict Trump

ABC/NBC Ignore Mueller Team Admitting He Can’t Indict Trump, CBS 29 Seconds

The anti-Trump Resistance appeared to have been dealt a crippling blow Wednesday evening when news broke that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team couldn’t indict President Trump. The revelation came from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, who said the special counsel admitted to him that investigators would be following decades-old DOJ guidelines that say a sitting president cannot be indicted. This Washington-shaking news went largely unreported by the network evening broadcasts. In contrast, they spent over nine minutes on pointless pop culture news.

Out of the big three network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC), only the CBS Evening News had the insight to think it was worth reporting. Yet, they only gave Mueller’s alleged statement 29 seconds at the tail end of yet another Stormy Daniels related report. As for Spanish-language networks, only Univision mentioned it with a scant 16 seconds. Telemundo said nothing.

On CBS, they conceded it was “some good news for the President” as correspondent Paula Reid explained:

Well, that’s significant because there is currently an opinion at the Justice Department that says you cannot criminally indict a sitting president. And Giuliani says that Mueller has told him that he will abide by that opinion, and Mueller’s boss, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, has publicly said he will also abide by that opinion.

Instead of dedicating serious amounts of time to a story that undoubtedly had the potential to turn the Russia investigation upside down, the big three networks spent a combined nine minutes and 12 seconds squawking about the Royal Wedding and the social media debate over the Yanny/Laurel soundbite (for the record, this author heard Laurel).

Combined, the three networks gushed over the wedding and related gossip for a total of five minutes and 15 seconds. Surprisingly, the sensational folks at ABC actually refrained from weighing in on the Yanny/Laurel debate, thus leaving CBS and NBC to bicker about it for three minutes and 57 seconds.

Meanwhile, Fox News Channel’s Special Report elevated their program by kicking off their broadcast with the “political blockbuster” news. “This obviously has implications for the Russia collusion probe and may come as a seismic disappointment to some of President Trump’s critics,” anchor Bret Baier announced.

Adding key details CBS had omitted, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reported that “Giuliani says that Mueller doesn’t really have any choice, he has to follow the findings of a 1999 Clinton era DOJ memo.” “Now, that’s not to say that Mueller still couldn’t find some evidence of wrongdoing that Congress can act on, but the President’s legal team doesn’t appear concerned,” he added.

In addition to the Stormy Daniels-related news, the networks were hyping clips of eyebrow-raising comments Giuliani had made earlier this month. This contrast shows they prefer his statements when they bring controversy but not when they bring good news for President Trump. And it’s embarrassing to think they would fawn for a Royal Wedding, as they have been, given the fact our country was founded by those who threw off the bridle of the British royals.

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Rudy Giuliani On Laura Ingraham Angle

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Good Guy saves the day

Good Guy with Gun Intervenes, Shoots Alleged Gunman on High School Campus

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A good guy with a gun intervened Wednesday morning and shot an alleged gunman at Illinois’s Dixon High School.

WRAL reports that the alleged gunman was spotted on school property around 8 am. He was confronted by an armed resource officer  and Dixon city manager Danny Langloss said the alleged gunman fired at the officer. The officer returned fire, striking the alleged gunman.

The alleged gunman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was placed under arrest.

The identity of the suspect has not been revealed but SaukValley.com reports that he is a uy with gun“19-year-old former student.”

Langross summarized the morning, saying, “We’re lucky the officer was there. His brave actions saved a lot of lives.”

On March 20, 2018, Breitbart News reported that an armed resource officer shot at an armed attacker at Maryland’s Great Mills High School. The attacker was able to kill one person, but could have killed numerous others apart from the intervention of a good guy with a gun.

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All the Schemers Know Each Other.

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Illegal Immigration Does Increase Violent Crime

Yes, NPR: Illegal Immigration Does Increase Violent Crime

ICE-Immigration-AgentsAs members of an alien caravan beat their fists at the gates, the experts provide the rationalization for inviting them in.

John Burnett wrote last week for National Public Radio, “four academic studies show that illegal immigration does not increase the prevalence of violent crime or drug and alcohol problems.” But Burnett curated studies that conflate much and misinform plenty.

My favorite among the four is Alex Nowrasteh’s Cato Institute study, because you could tell Burnett pulled it from the top of a pile he kept on hand for just such occasions, to convince Americans that the decay they’re witnessing in their communities is actually “cultural enrichment.”

The Cato study selectively sources data from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS), and it notes that what we’re reading is the “[a]uthor’s analysis” of that data. In other words, Nowrasteh presents data in a way that suits his ends. Data analysts, like those in Cato’s salon, have an interest in producing specific results. Or as one data analyst says, “they know the results the analysis should find.”

Nowrasteh’s study claims that among 952 total homicides, “native-born Americans were convicted of 885 homicides,” while “illegal immigrants were convicted of just 51 homicides.” Setting aside the fact that those 51 killings — like all crimes committed by illegal aliens — were completely avoidable, a few other questions come to mind.

First, how many of those “native-born” convicted killers were anchor babies? That is, how many of those convicted killers have parents who entered the country illegally? How many arrived through chain immigration?

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DHS Shuts Big Loophole

DHS Shuts Big Loophole to Deter Illegal-Immigrant Students, Workers

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Federal officials are closing a little-known loophole in immigration law which allows millions of foreigners to dodge penalties for overstaying their student or seasonal-work visas.

The prior 1997 rules did not start counting the length of a person’s overstay until a federal enforcement agency first formally recognized that the person had not gone home on time.

The new rules clearly say the overstay clock will start when a foreign student’s course is complete, or when a foreign employee’s seasonal work-permit expires.

The new policy is important because it shows foreigners the penalty they will get for breaking the overstay rules — and it provides a clear mechanism for immigration officials to prove the penalty is proper.

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Green Beret on waterboarding

Green Beret who waterboarded self explains why it works on terrorist ‘cowards,’ and why it’s not torture

 Green Beret Tim Kennedy believes the effectiveness of waterboarding depended completely on who was on the board.

The former UFC fighter who created a viral uproar when he declared that “waterboarding is not torture” explained exclusively to The Daily Caller why the technique breaks terrorists but not trained special forces operators.

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“The point of doing it was trying to force a conversation,” he said. “And trying to bring awareness to something that I’m really familiar with — we’ve been at war for 17 years and I’ve been in the special forces for 15 years. And the conversation has been, unfortunately, perceived as negative.”

 In a show of support for President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, Kennedy posted a demo of himself being waterboarded to prove the controversial interrogation technique is just very uncomfortable and not the “torture” some are claiming. The nomination of Haspel, a 33-year veteran of the CIA, is being opposed by Democratic lawmakers – and Sen. John McCain – because of her role in the CIA’s methods following the 9/11 attacks.

“I’m against torture. I’m also against terrorism. I think what no one understands is that the reason that waterboarding was effective was because of who we were waterboarding,” Kennedy told The Daily Caller.

“If you waterboard me, if you strapped me down, and you poured or electrocuted me — you could do anything to me — I am so in control because I am not a horrible human,” the special forces veteran of 15 years said. “I know what I’m doing, and I believe in what I’m doing.”

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Kennedy’s video has been viewed over 3 million times and created an online debate which he sees as polarizing given the lack of understanding about the method and its goal.

“These people are cowards. They’re bullies,” he said of terrorists.  “They only prey upon the innocent. They only prey upon the weak. And when they lose control, they lose everything. They lose their ability to cognitively think. They lose control of what they’re supposed to be talking about and what they’re not supposed to be talking about.”

 The Special Forces Sniper and Army Ranger added that “the hardest part is trying to convince somebody that totally disagrees with me on what waterboarding is, about the person that’s sitting on that board.”

“And there’s a huge difference between me and them,” Kennedy explained. “You could waterboard me for days — for years — and I would still be cracking jokes about how bad Rachel Maddow is.”

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Donald Trump Calls for Death Penalty

At Police Week Speech, Donald Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Criminals Who Kill Police Officers

 

President Donald Trump spoke at the Annual Peace Officers Memorial Service on Tuesday and called for the death penalty for criminals who killed police officers.

“We must end the attacks on our police and we must end them right now,” Trump said. “We believe criminals who kill our police should get the death penalty. Bring it forth.”

Trump spoke at the ceremony which memorialized 199 slain members of law enforcement, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC as part of National Police Week.

He specifically recognized the family of slain New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia, calling them up to the podium to give them hugs and shake their hands.

Familia was shot and killed in July 2017, specifically targeted for wearing the police uniform in New York City by a man who had anti-police rants on Facebook.

Her partner, Officer Vincent Maher, gave Trump a challenge coin from his precinct and offered a tribute to his slain partner.

Maher said that despite getting injured, she volunteered to return to patrol one of the roughest areas of New York City.

“She may have been lost that night but she saved a lot of lives in return, because of her memory and everything that transpired after the fact,” he said.

Trump hugged Familia’s 90-year-old mother Adrianna Valoy.

“You’re representing something very important,” Trump said, praising the family. “She loved the department.”

He acknowledged that it was a painful day for families who lost loved ones but urged them to know the love that the nation had for them.

“We will never forget our heroes ever,” Trump said.

He shared a personal message to young children who lost their parents.

“I want you to know that your moms and dads were among the bravest Americans to ever live. When danger came, when darkness fell, when destruction loomed they did not flinch, they were not afraid, they did not falter,” Trump said.

Trump recalled the stories of Officer Charles Hartfield who was killed while he responded to the Las Vegas shooting at a country concert in October.

“He gave his life so that so many others could live,” Trump said.

Trump also paid tribute to Rogelio Martinez, a border patrol agent who was killed in Texas in November 2017. He called for more tough action against criminal gangs and drug dealers.

“We don’t want it any longer, we’ve had it. Enough is enough,” Trump said.

He explained that his administration had their own version of a “catch and release” program for illegal immigrants.

“It’s called we catch them and we release them in the country they came from,” Trump said as the audience applauded. “We’re getting them out or we’re putting them in prison.”

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