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May 31 13:54

How a DemonRat Thinks

May 31 12:15

FBI Failed To Brief in Aug 2016 Then-Candidate Trump About Investigations Into His Staff

A mid-August 2016 counterintelligence briefing for the Trump campaign did not specifically warn officials about Russian outreach to the Trump team, nor did it warn that two campaign aides, Mike Flynn and George Papadopoulos, were already under FBI investigation, Fox News has learned.

The new details about the so-called “defensive briefing” have emerged from congressional letters, text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page, and sources familiar with the matter. Such briefings are designed to warn the candidate and his team about national security threats.

“There was a defensive briefing of candidate Trump on Aug. 17 of 2016,” Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “And I can tell you what he wasn’t told: He wasn’t warned about a Russia investigation that Peter Strzok had opened 18 days earlier.”

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.!

May 31 12:12

JOURNALIST KILLINGS, ARRESTS AND ASSAULTS CLIMB WORLDWIDE AS AUTHORITARIANISM SPREADS

SOURCE: ACTIVIST POST
By Randy Covington, University of South Carolina

Myanmar, nudged by the conscience of the world, recently released two Reuters journalists imprisoned for more than 500 days – good news in what otherwise has been a dismal period for media freedom.

The 2019 Press Freedom Index by Reporters Without Borders shows how hatred of journalists has degenerated into violence and created “an intense climate of fear” worldwide.

According to the Paris-based nonprofit, 12 reporters have been killed so far this year and 172 are in jail. In the last decade, according to the group, 702 journalists have been killed, including 63 last year.

“The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline, while authoritarian regimes continue to tighten their grip on the media,” the report states.

May 31 11:23

Benjamin Netanyahu: The fugitive Crime Minister

In a move considered surreal even two days ago, the Israeli Knesset – elected on April 9th – dissolved itself last night (Wednesday). Some new Members of Knesset didn’t even get to get to give their maiden speech.

The vote on dismissal came after a few political days which cannot be described as anything but lunatic.

May 31 11:03

Scott Adams: Bipartisanship, Charisma, Hallucinations and Brainwashing

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1134459777860268033

Will Mexico impose immigration controls because of new tariffs?
What happened to Chairman Kim’s former negotiating team?
Is it GOOD for future negotiations with President Trump?
Bubonic plague is staged to explode in Los Angeles
AG Barr doesn’t consider what happened as treason in a legal sense
GOOD brainwashing versus BAD brainwashing
A guy named “Steve” keeps getting in trouble for talk about “cultures”
Don Lemon & Kamau Bell’s interesting discussion on racism
AOC and Ted Cruz tweet agreement on a political topic
AOC crosses the aisle, has super charisma and raw talent
High school sport activities and emotional impact on the kids
CNN spinning their explanation of why they were wrong for years

May 31 10:10

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Sued Over State Cabinet Meeting In Jerusalem

An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Florida State Cabinet over a meeting being held in Jerusalem.

The Cabinet meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem was scheduled to be held on Wednesday afternoon.

The lawsuit said that the meeting violates the Florida state constitution and state open government laws which require Cabinet meetings be open and accessible to the public.

May 31 10:09

A historic Cabinet meeting for Gov. DeSantis and a warning to those who go against Israel

A long historic day took Gov. Ron DeSantis from the trade shows of Tel Aviv to an industrial park in the disputed Judean Hills of the West Bank to the cradle of Judaism and Christianity for a ceremonial meeting of the Florida Cabinet.

At every stop along the way he worked to further polish his bona fides as the most pro-Israel U.S. governor by pushing a conservative agenda that promotes open trade, condemns boycotts and criticism of Israel, and outlaws anti-Semitism in schools.

The day was a culmination of keeping campaign promises and seeing the work he started in Congress come to fruition, with Thursday’s denouement being a somber visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and the City of David and the Western Wall.

The ultimate coup would be a hoped-for meeting Thursday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in a tough battle to stay in power following recent elections that forced him to create a coalition government.

May 31 10:08

Complete coverage of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' trip to Israel

DeSantis' Israel trip concludes after blitz of partnerships and politics

DeSantis to meet with embattled Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu

May 31 09:59

Marcus Ball thinks you’re thick

Marcus Ball is in the news today. He’s the bloke who has crowdfunded a legal action against Boris Johnson, alleging the Vote Leave leader committed misconduct in public office when he said during the referendum that the UK gave £350million a week to the EU.

We won’t get into the £350million debate again. Let’s just say that all politicians spin, voters know this, and we’re still waiting on George Osborne to apologise for his mad claim that Brexit would cost us all £4,300 a piece.

What’s more worrying here is that well-funded individuals – Ball used some of the cash he raised to pay for a plush London flat, professional headshots and ‘self-defence classes’ – are being allowed to haul politicians they disagree with before the courts.

May 31 09:27

Ex-CIA Officer: Trump In "Historic Battle" With "Treasonous" Deep State

Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what is going on in Washington D.C. with the “treason” against Trump is unlike anything we have ever faced as a nation.

Shipp explains, “This is an historic battle between the President of the United States and what I call the ‘Shadow Government.’

"Some call this the ‘Deep State,’ and that includes the CIA, the FBI and the NSA. President Trump is the first President to stand up against this Shadow Government. They have been spying on Trump since he was a presidential candidate. So, this is huge, it’s historic and nothing like this has ever occurred in any western government...

May 31 09:10

FLASHBACK: Freedom Fries And American Political Insanity

May 31 08:58

Tom Fitton: Mueller Should Testify Before Congress and Answer for Ethics Issues

May 31 08:57

Tom Fitton on FreedomTalks: Deep State Will Target ANYONE They Can over Anti-Trump Coup

May 30 14:35

Bitter Hillary Goes off on President Trump During College Commencement

Hillary Clinton assailed President Trump during a commencement speech at Hunter College, referencing the Mueller press conference, asserting the nation is “witnessing an assault on the rule of law,” fantasizing about the title of “Madame President,” and comparing today’s political climate to some Americans’ support of Nazi Germany.

Why any of these comments would be considered solid material for a graduating class about to enter the real world is anybody’s guess. Why they’d listen to a two-time presidential failure – also anybody’s guess.

Rather than motivate, a clearly bitter Hillary addressed Mueller’s statements and complained about the administration failing to take “even the most basic steps to protect our voting systems.”

May 30 13:20

CNN’s Jim Acosta Admits to ‘Showboating,’ Says Neutrality Doesn’t Work in ‘Age of Trump’

CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta admits that he is “showboating” and “grandstanding” with his style of journalism and also believes “neutrality for the sake of neutrality” doesn’t work in the “age of Trump.”

In excerpts published by The Guardian of his new book, Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, Acosta writes that his aggressive treatment of President Donald Trump and administration officials “bothers some people” and fesses up that he is guilty of “showboating” and even “grandstanding.”

May 30 11:48

Mueller Puts Democrats In Tough Spot After Wednesday Speech

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Wednesday remarks have put new pressure on House Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump - an option that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly warned would be a trap going into the 2020 election due to the fact that the GOP-held Senate would "vindicate" Trump even if the House impeached.

May 30 11:40

Brexit BOMBSHELL: Shock graph shows how Farage would have had general election LANDSLIDE

THE BREXIT Party’s triumphant win the European Election, if adjusted, would have given Nigel Farage a landslide victory in a general election, a shock study has sensationally revealed.

May 30 11:07

Scott Adams: Mueller, Impeachment, Trump, and my Amazing Prediction

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1134097181198102528

USS McCain did NOT cover its name when the President visited
Rep. Steve keeps saying some cultures are better than others
WHY did Mueller use language that enflamed anti-Trump bias?
How WEAK were the “10 incidents” in the Mueller report?
Mueller report says it “APPEARS” Russia interfered with election?
Both parties agree…impeachment process re-elects Trump
So why are Dems all calling for impeachment?
Joe Biden, the sacrificial candidate
UK’s May stepping down, was she aware of coup against Trump?

May 30 10:55

Fitton: Judicial Watch Uncovers FBI Knew of Hillary’s Abuses

The FBI knows a lot more about Hillary Clinton than it is willing to let us know.
Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice seeking draft copies of FBI charts containing information on potential “statutory violations” committed by Hillary Clinton in the former secretary of state’s use of a non-secure, non-government email server to conduct government business.

Judicial Watch is also suing for draft copies of talking points prepared by the FBI for its officials to use following then-Director James Comey’s July 2016 press conference, during which he recommended against prosecuting Clinton for mishandling classified information.

May 30 10:54

2020 Democrats Renew Impeachment Frenzy After Robert Mueller Speaks

Several Democrat presidential candidates on Wednesday took to social media to call on Congress to begin impeachment proceeding against President Donald Trump following special counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) declared Mueller’s statement “makes clear” that his report is an “impeachment referral” for Congress to act upon. “They should,” she declared.

May 30 10:49

Exclusive – Steve Hilton: Joe Biden ‘Has Taken Billions of Dollars in Bribes from the Chinese Government’

Former Vice President Joe Biden took “billions of dollars in bribes from the Chinese government,” Steve Hilton, host of Fox News Channel’s The Next Revolution, told hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak during an interview on Breitbart News Tonight on Tuesday.

On April 28, Hilton laid out details of financial dealings between Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s second son, and foreign governments, companies, and oligarchs.

The Biden family’s financial ties to the Chinese state will become a central election issue if the former vice president secures the Democrats’ presidential nomination for 2020, predicted Hilton.

May 30 10:44

The Swamp Fights Back

May 30 10:39

Tom Fitton: Robert Mueller needs to be investigated

May 30 10:33

Byron York: As Barr mulls declassification, a familiar tune from critics

In February 2018, the House Intelligence Committee released the so-called Nunes memo. In four pages, the document, from the committee's then-chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, revealed much of what the public knows today about the FBI's reliance on the Steele dossier in pursuing since-discredited allegations that the Trump campaign and Russia conspired to fix the 2016 election. Specifically, it revealed that the FBI included unverified material from the dossier in applications to a secret spy court to win a warrant to wiretap Trump foreign policy volunteer adviser Carter Page.

All that was classified. To release it, the committee appealed to President Trump, who made a declassification order. That is the only way Americans know about the Page warrant. From that knowledge came later revelations about the FBI's use of confidential informants and undercover agents to get information on Trump campaign figures.

May 30 10:32

‘Spying’: Comey Doth Protest Too Much

“We didn’t ‘spy’ on anyone’s campaign,” writes former FBI director James Comey in a recent Washington Post op-ed.

“We asked a federal judge for permission to surveil” former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but that’s not “spying.”

Before that (unmentioned in the op-ed), we infiltrated an informant into the campaign to gather information on its operations, but that’s not “spying.”

What a strange allergic reaction from Comey, and others associated with US intelligence and counterintelligence operations, to US Attorney General William Barr’s simple statement before the US Senate: “Spying on a campaign is a big deal … I think spying did occur. The question is whether it was adequately predicated.”

Comey insists that the spying was indeed “adequately predicated,” and that for some reason this makes it not spying.

It was spying.

May 30 10:31

Flimsy Justifications to Restrict Your Freedom

By Donald J. Boudreaux

Human experience is filled with common practices that are inadvisable. And because governments, unlike individuals, are in the business of compulsion rather than persuasion, we should be especially reluctant to jump from the observation that some government practice is widespread to the conclusion that the benefits of that practice exceed its costs...

May 30 10:30

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel despite illegality complaint

Gov. Ron DeSantis and the independently elected Florida Cabinet met in Israel on Wednesday, waving away complaints that the session violated open-government laws because it was held outside the state. They presented a proclamation of support for Israel and heard from Israelis on several issues important to Florida.

The Republican governor then signed a bill that prohibits anti-Semitism in Florida's public schools and universities. The new law defines anti-Semitism as including "drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis," ''blaming Israel for all interreligious or political tensions," or "requiring behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation."

May 30 10:11

The True Cost of Israel: U.S. support goes far beyond the official numbers

…In 1992, the AIPAC President bragged how he “got almost a billion dollars in other goodies [for Israel] that people don’t even know about.” In 2012, Israel’s former commander-in-chief said that between 2009 and 2012 American taxpayers had paid for more of his country’s defense budget than had Israeli taxpayers….

May 30 09:45

The Hidden Side of the Mueller Report

The Mueller Report is done, and from the digest made public, its conclusion of no collusion to “fix” the last election by the Russian or “other” foreign governments does not surprise me. I agree with this conclusion. These foreign governments would, presumably, include Israel. However, in the case of Israel, I believe this may be a question of semantics.

There is, I believe, considerable evidence that non-governmental forces acting on behalf of Israel succeeded in placing an individual in charge of the U.S. who is currently redirecting the power and financial resources of the nation to almost entirely serve the interests of a foreign power. (And that entity is not Russia!)

May 30 09:16

O’Rourke Proposes ‘Most Sweeping Rewrite Of US Immigration Law In A Generation’

Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke revealed an extensive policy proposal on Wednesday that would overhaul the U.S. immigration system.

“We just announced a plan that would implement the most sweeping rewrite of U.S. immigration law in a generation and overcome years of inaction to finally advance a new vision of immigration that fully reflects our country’s values,” O’Rourke announced.

The proposal consists of three key pillars, starting with the use of executive authority to reform the asylum system, overturn President Donald Trump’s travel bans and reunite separated families.

O’Rourke would then use his position as president to urge Congress to enact legislation promoting immigration and naturalization.

May 30 09:15

Pelosi Brings Up Melania When Criticizing Trump’s Merit-Based Immigration Plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invoked First Lady Melania Trump when attacking the White House’s latest immigration proposal, suggesting the president was a hypocrite for wanting a merit-based immigration system.

“When the president says merit – turn it upside down. It means make America white again, have people leave, just go back and we’ll just let in people we like,” Pelosi said Wednesday while speaking at Commonwealth Club of California.

“I don’t know merit counted for when his wife’s family came into the country. I don’t know. Maybe it did. God bless them if it did. But he calls that chain migration, which he wants to get rid of — family unification, instead call it merit,” the California Democrat added. The comment was in clear reference to Melania’s parents, who became U.S. citizens after she sponsored them.

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I don't know about you, but I find Melania to be quite impressive!

May 30 09:11

Conflict of Interest: Mueller wanted to be FBI Director, I said no - Trump

President Donald Trump has lashed out at recently retired Special Counsel Robert Mueller, accusing the ‘Russiagate’ investigator of a conflict of interest, after Trump turned him down for a job at the head of the FBI.

“Robert Mueller came to the Oval Office (along with other potential candidates) seeking to be named the Director of the FBI,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “He had already been in that position for 12 years, I told him NO. The next day he was named Special Counsel - A total Conflict of Interest. NICE!”

May 30 08:46

Detention of Gaspard Glanz is a Sign of France’s Increasingly Authoritarian Treatment of Journalists

By Global Voices

On 20 April 2019, video journalist Gaspard Glanz was arrested while filming a demonstration in Paris’ Place de la République. Gaspard runs the photo news agency, Taranis News, which covers social movements in France.

After his arrest, Glanz was placed in custody for “insulting a representative of law enforcement” and “participating in a group in order to provoke acts of violence and destruction.” Glanz was assigned an “S card,” indicating that he is considered to be a serious threat to national security, and may be subject to increased surveillance. He was also banned from entering Paris to cover subsequent Yellow Vest demonstrations, a measure that could leave him unable to do his work and earn a living...

May 29 15:31

Dershowitz: Shame on Robert Mueller for exceeding his role

"Until today, I have defended Mueller against the accusations that he is a partisan. I did not believe that he personally favored either the Democrats or the Republicans, or had a point of view on whether President Trump should be impeached. But I have now changed my mind. By putting his thumb, indeed his elbow, on the scale of justice in favor of impeachment based on obstruction of justice, Mueller has revealed his partisan bias. He also has distorted the critical role of a prosecutor in our justice system."

May 29 12:58

Florida governor, Cabinet sued over plans to meet in Israel

An open-government watchdog group and several news outlets sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday in an effort to stop them from holding a Cabinet meeting while on a trade mission in Israel.

The lawsuit argues that the meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, violates the state's constitution and open-government laws, which require that Cabinet sessions be open to the public. Florida residents who don't happen to be in Israel won't be able to attend, and the meeting's planned location, at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, has generated security concerns that will further restrict access.

May 29 12:11

'Fake Dossier'-Creator Steele Refuses To Cooperate With AG Barr's Probe

Having been practically a recluse since since the 'fake dossier' alleging links between Donald Trump and Russia that he produced was published by BuzzFeed in January 2017, Christophe Steele has reportedly refused to cooperate with AG Barr's probes.

Reuters reports that, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, Steele, a former Russia expert for the British spy agency MI6, will not answer questions from prosecutor John Durham, named by Barr to examine the origins of the investigations into Trump and his campaign team.

However, buried deep in Reuters story is the same source claiming that Steele might cooperate with a parallel inquiry by the Justice Department’s Inspector General into how U.S. law enforcement agencies handled pre-election investigations into both Trump and Clinton.

May 29 11:54

Biden Slammed for ‘Creepy’ Interaction With Girl at Rally

Joe Biden just doesn’t seem to get the simple concept that he needs to keep his hands to himself. Whether or not he is making innocent or friendly gestures, if you’ve been accused of violating the personal space of several women, just stop touching everybody.

It’s really that simple.

At a campaign rally on Tuesday, the former vice president seemed to abandon that simple strategy and was caught in an exchange with a 10-year-old girl that even leftists described as ‘awkward’ and ‘creepy.’

The New York Times reported on the moment in which the girl asked Biden about the polarized state of the nation to which he responded at length with his thoughts.

Biden then added, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking,” before, as the Times reports, he “put his hands on her shoulders.”

Even that report noted Biden’s history of making women uncomfortable before relaying that this particular “moment was received with laughter.”

May 29 11:41

Scott Adams: How to Win on Social Media for 2020

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1133735101156564992

Start your day feeling good…your whole day just seems to go great
Middle East is better situated for peace possibilities then ever before
President Trump and Chairman Kim having fun at Joe Biden’s expense
The Netflix of online education, a free market system for classes
Online education CAN become good enough to replace regular classes
Anti-Abortion states and the financial impact
Candace Owens is making something obvious to African-Americans
What to do about social media determining who wins in 2020
WaPo has conflated crime and black people…that’s just wrong

May 29 11:28

Adam Schiff encourages intelligence leaders to consider 'the example of Secretary Mattis' and resign

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff predicts two top officials will resist President Trump's move to declassify intelligence related to the Russia investigation.

Should pressure from Trump become too great, Schiff suggested this pair of intelligence leaders — CIA Director Gina Haspel and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats — follow the example of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and resign.

“If it gets to a point they are asked to do things that are unlawful or jeopardize the men and women that work within the I.C., they should speak out,” the California Democrat told the New York Times, “and, if necessary, follow the example of Secretary Mattis.”

May 29 10:51

In New Op-Ed, Leaking Comey Claims FBI Didn’t Engage in Treason, Coup

In a new Washington Post op-ed, disgraced former FBI Director James Comey slammed President Trump’s “dumb lies” for claiming that he and other members of the FBI committed “treason” during the bureau’s Russia investigation.

“There was no corruption. There was no treason. There was no attempted coup. Those are lies, and dumb lies at that. There were just good people trying to figure out what was true, under unprecedented circumstances,” Comey wrote.

Last week, during an impromptu press conference, President Trump was asked who in the FBI he believed to have committed treason.

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