Will this become the new norm? Jason takes on the recent increases in police getting harassed, when they're just trying to their job
As a great many of us know, this mighty nation in which we reside was on the verge of destruction (and STILL IS) when we revolted against the globalists, whose bought and paid for minions have been selling out "We the People" for the benefit of their masters, when we elected President Trump. We started down this road in 1917 when those minions (both elected and UNELECTED) steered us into needlessly becoming involved in WWI. Had we NOT done so it WOULD HAVE ended in an a MUTUALLY agreed treaty that might have spared us WWII. Such did not happen and in it's wake the ill fated "League of Nations" was founded and it's well intentioned folly lead to it's demise.
The Great Depression saw a massive increase in government agencies and with it massive corruption that would be the real beginnings of what may well be this nation's END unless we can hand those with the intention of oppressing us a massive defeat in the next election. Among those was the creation of the well intended "FBI", however, looking back it appears that it's first "Director" was in the pockets of organized crime that he not only refused to use that agency against, until "his hand was forced" by the televised testimony before the Kefauver Committee of various crime figures to include Joe Valachi left him no choice gut to suddenly "discover" what most of the nation had KNOWN for decades.
In the aftermath of WWII, numerous clandestine "Operations" were launched by the CIA, most of which were well intended but were of a such a despicable nature that the two NONGLOBALIST Presidents (Eisenhauer and JFK) were appalled by them. Here are a FEW of them for which the evidence exists
Which was part of what lead to the murder of JFK for his desire to destroy the CIA. By this time, the corruption was so entrenched that not only the CIA but the FBI and Secret Service were involved in the cover up. AND, it is ALSO the REAL REASON WHY the Mueller "investigation" targeted Roger Stone who was making too much TRUTH known about it. Truth that would reveal just HOW UNTRUSTWORTHY our "most trusted" agencies REALLY ARE!
But WHY would the Secret Service BE a part of this cover up you ask? There are TWO GOOD reasons, first on the day of the shooting the Secret Service men who COULD HAVE protected him were called WAY FROM their assigned posts, and secondly the head shot that killed him was? An accidental discharge from the ONLY other rifle KNOWN to have been IN Dealey plaza that day, an AR15 in the Secret Service "trail car"
Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of the presidential race. Mitt Romney has a new nickname for himself. The IG report on [JC] was released, it shows that [JC] violated the FBI policies, and he was in possession of classified information. Trap set, fell right into it. Next wave coming. Peace deal with Afghanistan has been prepared and is ready to implement. What we are witnessing is military planning at it's finest.
Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign has been dogged by gaffes -- but a new error could be his most damaging yet.
The controversy surrounds a moving military story -- which the former VP claimed to be the "God's truth" -- that Biden told at a campaign stop in New Hampshire earlier this month.
The only problem was that the story was not true, according to The Washington Post.
Biden's allegedly tall tale was an emotional account of his decision to travel to Afghanistan, despite concerns about visiting a war-torn area, in order to honor a Navy captain for retrieving the body of his dead comrade during battle.
BIDEN TELLS VOTERS 'DON'T VOTE FOR ME' IF THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT HIS AGE
According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” His story involved the captain dramatically telling Biden he didn't want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.
But after speaking with more than a dozen military and campaign sources, the Post determined the event "never happened" and that "almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect."
RECALLING MLK AND RFK DEATHS, BIDEN ASKS CAMPAIGN CROWD, WHAT IF OBAMA 'HAD BEEN ASSASSINATED' IN 2008?
"It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story," the Post's Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe wrote.
They added that Biden rattled off a slew of inaccurate facts in the span of just a few minutes.
"In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony," Viser and Jaffe wrote.
The Post reported that the crowd of 400 people in Hanover fell "silent" and the former vice president gave his "word as a Biden" that the story was true on Friday.
Biden's retelling was perhaps the most inaccurate version of the story he had told -- although it wasn't the only time he told it, according to the Post.
Biden's problems follow a long list of U.S. politicians facing accusations they fabricated military stories.
The Post famously fact-checked former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton after she claimed she landed in Bosnia under sniper fire. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, the party's 2004 nominee, similarly faced questions about his military service in Vietnam.
The former vice president's story, however, wasn't entirely wrong. Army Staff Sgt. Chad Workman reportedly received a medal from Biden after attempting to retrieve a dead soldier from a burning vehicle. Workman told a similar story about the two's interactions, "but with one added detail," The Post said.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI CALLS OUT OBAMA WHILE DEFENDING BIDEN: 'DID HE REALLY GOVERN'
"He recalled Biden meeting his gaze. Workman told the vice president that he didn’t want the medal. 'I know you don’t,' Biden replied softly," the Post reported.
Biden's war story was just the latest incident to cast doubt on the 2020 front runner's mental acuity as he ran for president of the United States.
While his campaign has dismissed his gaffes as part of a press "narrative," other observers have claimed that the number of verbal slip-ups is concerning.
In recent days, Biden inaccurately stated the decade when Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated, said he preferred "truth over facts," and misidentified New Hampshire as Vermont while campaigning in the early primary state.
BIDEN ASSURES VOTERS HE'S 'NOT GOING NUTS' DURING CAMPAIGN STOP
The former vice president dismissed concerns about his age last weekend, telling voters not to support him if it was an issue.
"I say if they're concerned, don't vote for me," Biden said while speaking to reporters in Keene, N.H. When a reporter told Biden that voters he talked to were wondering if the former senator from Delaware had lost a step, Biden answered: "What do you think?"
Biden's brain surgeon has insisted that his patient was mentally healthy and had no brain damage.
“He is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago. I haven’t seen any change,” Dr. Neal Kassell said, according to Politico. Kassell previously treated Biden for brain aneurysms and has monitored him for brain damage since his surgeries.
The gaffes appeared to have raised enough concerns that allies of the former vice president reportedly suggested he scale back the number of events he did on the campaign trail. David Axelrod, a former adviser to former President Obama, blasted that advice, arguing on Thursday that he shouldn't be cloistered as a presidential candidate.
"This is bad advice. You can’t cloister the candidate and win," tweeted Axelrod, the chief strategist of Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns. "He either can cut it or he can’t, and the only way he can prove he can is to be an active and vigorous candidate. He’s running for president of the United States, for God’s sake!"
Here's my #walkaway story. I hope this rings a few bells. Share with a friend, and give it a thumbs-up if you like it. Thanks, Dave.
DONALDUS MAGNUSAUGUST 17, 2019
Welcome!Welcome to my website! I created this to be a one stop shop to find out all about the status of Trump’s border wall. The fake news refuses to cover this in any kind of meaningful way other than shallow 30 second clips or short articles. I was frustrated that nobody was covering this in a way to really understand exactly where the new wall was being built and where the existing wall was. The US-Mexico border is 2,000 miles long and I didn’t really understand exactly where the “wall” already was and where the new wall would be built. So with my interactive map you can see exactly where the wall is being built as well as current “wall”.
I will do my best to keep my map and website updated with the latest information including pictures and videos.
Fleccas Talks: END OF THE WORLD: Newark Residents are Fed Up With Crime and Corruption | CORY BOOKER CALLED OUT
This week I went to Newark, New Jersey to see what the residents had to say about the living conditions there. Lots of people were mad at the elected leadership. More people than I thought were hopeful that Trump could help shine a light on some of the issues the city faces. Scott Presley organized another successful clean up. Not many people liked Cory Booker...
China announces it seeks 'calm' end to trade war, as markets tank and currency hits 11-year flatline
China signaled on Monday it was now seeking a "calm" end to its ongoing trade war with the U.S., as Asian markets crumbled and China's currency plummeted to an 11-year low following the latest tariffs on $550 billion in Chinese goods announced last Friday by the Trump administration.
Trump said Monday that officials from China called U.S. officials and expressed interest to "get back to the table,” The Wall Street Journal reported. He called the discussions a “very positive development.”
“They want to make a deal. That’s a great thing,” he said.
News of the possible opening in negotiations came shortly after President Trump threatened to declare a national emergency that would result in American businesses freezing their relationships with China. Trump's tariff barrage on Friday was a response to China imposing its own retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods.
At the Group of Seven summit in France on Sunday, White House officials rejected suggestions the president was wavering and insisted that his only regret was not implementing even more tariffs on China. Trump wrote on Twitter that world leaders at the G-7 were "laughing" at all the inaccurate media coverage of the gathering.
In response, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He told a state-controlled newspaper on Monday that "China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict," Reuters first reported, citing a transcript of his remarks provided by the Chinese government. Liu is China's top trade negotiator.
A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Speaking at a technology conference in China, Liu added: “We believe that the escalation of the trade war is not beneficial for China, the United States, nor to the interests of the people of the world."
WHITE HOUSE: TRUMP'S 'SECOND THOUGHTS' ON CHINA TRADE WAR 'GREATLY MISINTERPRETED'
“We welcome enterprises from all over the world, including the United States, to invest and operate in China,” Liu said. “We will continue to create a good investment environment, protect intellectual property rights, promote the development of smart intelligent industries with our market open, resolutely oppose technological blockades and protectionism, and strive to protect the completeness of the supply chain.”
Asian shares tumbled early Monday, with Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 started plummeting as soon as trading began and stood at 20,234.87 in the morning session, down 2.3 percent. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped 1.5 percent to 6,427.20. South Korea's Kospi lost 1.7 percent to 1,916.14. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 3.3 percent to 25,309.37, while the Shanghai Composite was down 1.2 percent at 2,862.87.
The yuan also slipped to 7.1487 to the dollar, weeks after the Treasury Department formally designated China a currency manipulator. The Treasury Department said it will work with the International Monetary Fund to try to rectify the “unfair competitive advantage created by China’s latest actions.”
"The gloves are coming off on both sides and as such yuan depreciation is an obvious cushion against US tariffs," Mitul Kotecha, an economist at Toronto-Dominion Bank, told Bloomberg News.
There are several reasons why China's central bank would want to allow the yuan to drop, including to help struggling local exporters who want their products to be less expensive for international purchasers. People’s Bank of China Governor Yi Gang, however, has insisted China does not "engage in competitive devaluation."
On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that if "China would agree to a fair and balanced relationship, we would sign that deal in a second."
Stephen Innes, managing partner at Valour Markets in Singapore, compared the difficulty of assessing the volatile market situation to reading tea leaves.
"Nobody understands where the president is coming from," he said, adding that the best thing Trump can do for market stability is to "keep quiet."
"The problem that we're faced right now is that we are making a lot of assumptions ahead of the economic realities."
The market is now dominated by fears of a portending U.S. recession, although the American economy is actually holding up, and much of the U.S. economy is made up of consumption, Innes said. If interest rates come down, he added, consumer spending is likely to go up, working as a buffer for the economy.
"What the market's really waiting for is for them to drop interest rates," Innes said. "Right now, we are still sitting on that uncertainty."
Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said on Sunday that Democrats should not criticize Trump for taking on China over trade as they have complained for years about Beijing’s policies but done nothing. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y, for example, has urged Trump to fight China aggressively.
“Every Democrat and every Republican of note has said China cheats,” Graham said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” “The Democrats for years have been claiming that China should be stood up to, now
Trump is and we’ve just got to accept the pain that comes with standing up to China.”
U.S. markets have also taken something of a beating. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent the S&P 500 to its fourth straight weekly loss.
The tumbling began after Trump responded angrily on Twitter following China's announcement of new tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods. In one of his tweets he "hereby ordered" U.S. companies with operations in China to consider moving them to other countries — including the U.S.
PUZDER: HERE'S HOW TRUMP'S FULL-COURT PRESS ON CHINA IS WORKING
Trump also said he'd respond directly to the tariffs — and after the market closed he delivered, announcing that the U.S. would increase existing tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods to 30 percent from 25 percent, and that new tariffs on another $300 billion of imports would be 15 percent instead of 10 percent.
Zhu Huani of Mizuho Bank in Singapore said what he called Trump's "tariff tantrum" was setting off "the sense that tariffs could continue to rise," with the "the unpredictability of timing and extent of these trade actions risk accentuating the paralysis of business decisions and big-ticket business spending.""Starting on October 1st, the 250 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, currently being taxed at 25 percent, will be taxed at 30 percent," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Additionally, the remaining 300 BILLION DOLLARS of goods and products from China, that was being taxed from September 1st at 10 percent, will now be taxed at 15 percent. Thank you for your attention to this matter!".
"No matter which way you cut the cake, it is nearly impossible to construct a bullish, or even neutral scenario for equity markets today," said Jeffrey Halley, senior market analyst at Oanda.
Trump also said Friday morning that he was "ordering" UPS, Federal Express and Amazon to block any deliveries from China of the powerful opioid drug fentanyl. The stocks of all three companies fell as traders tried to assess the possible implications.
The president has also raged against Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell for his continued refusal to cut interest rates, at one point saying: "My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powel (sic) or [China's] Chairman Xi [Jinping]?"
That outburst came after Powell, speaking to central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., gave vague assurances that the Fed "will act as appropriate" to sustain the nation's economic expansion. While the phrasing was widely seen as meaning interest rate cuts, he offered no hint of whether or how many reductions might be coming the rest of the year.
Some analysts, however, are confident the Federal Reserve will lower interest rates this year.
A quarter-point rate cut reduction in September is considered all but certain.
President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Announce MASSIVE Trade Deal President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a trade deal on agriculture, industrial tariffs and digital trade. President Trump said part of the agreement would call for Japan to purchase excess corn produced by U.S. farmers. The announcement came at the G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France
I called Sing out for being a fraud a few weeks back on our site and now the truth, or most of the truth is out. We may never know the real damage caused by HIS actions to the many people that befriended HIM and the money that HE scammed from good honest folks.
While we at the Korner pity HIM, and the supposed mental illness HE has, it still doesn't excuse the fact that Sing (fake persona) does know the difference between right and wrong.
We wanted to protect our friends and visitors from further harm so this is why we called HIM out. We did some investigative work and HE was caught in a web of lies and deceit. There were many that helped find the proof of HIS true identity and of those that told their stories of being fooled into giving HIM money from his fake mishaps and sob stories.
You can process this anyway you wish, but it needed to be stopped. Hopefully he gets the help he needs and can seek forgiveness from those he hurt, but we may never know.
You will have to judge on whether you believe HIM or if this is still a continuation of the scam. At least you are now aware of Him and that He has many different disqus persona's that you need to watch for.
I've posted the link that brought everything to a head and also HIS confession below. You will have to do a little digging (as the thread is long and a bit jumbled) to see the evidence that was brought forward to make HIM admit to the scams.
A Message From Singaling For Everyone. (The Truth).
SingaLing ✒ 🎸 🎤📢 🎹
@Singflatly 9 hours agoHello to everyone. I am posting this message to clear the air. I am not going to get into a heated battle with people who have made up their minds about me. I am only here to tell the truth and explain where I am coming from and give the God's honest truth.
First of all. It is absolutely true that Tom help me. As did TG and a couple of other Disqus friends. He did. I asked for his help when my pc died and over the course of several month he helped me many times as well. He said at one point it was putting a strain our our friendship and that worried me and that was the last time he sent help. We had known each other for years and he reached out to me several times well before he helped me because he had questions about God and becoming a Christian. We spoke for months about that and ultimately Tom accepted the Lord Jesus. He is in Heaven now and I will always be very grateful to God for saving him. I live on a tiny disability because of many issues I have. I have several mental health issues and have since my early childhood. I suffer from Schizophrenia, Depression, Anxiety and Dissociation. Dissociation used to be referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder. I was diagnosed twice by the leading doctor in that field in Canada, as well as a Christian psychologist. I have a personality disorder that helps me cope with both childhood and adult trauma. I will not get into the trauma itself, except to say that I wouldn't wish any of it on my worst enemy. I am also a very devout Christian. God saved me out a horrible childhood and my faith is the most important thing in my life. However, my issues are overwhelming and it's a daily struggle for me. I love God and I love people. I will do anything and pray for anyone to share my faith. I shared my faith with Tom over many months after he requested to speak with me about my faith. Tom did help me a whole lot. I now realise it had put a strain on our friendship, but he barely mentioned that to me. In hindsight I realize that I should have been more thoughtful about what he'd said. Although it did concern me, we spoke several times afterwards and I thought we were ok. I was helped by other people on Disqus as well. I live alone and have virtually no contact with family. I do understand the confusion and anger, however, many things being said about me are inaccurate. I am not a person who has conned anyone. I have not committed any criminal act. Not once when I was helped did I think to myself I was using anyone or taking advantage of anyone. I simply needed the help and asked. I will also admit that I used poor judgement and should have thought more carefully about asking friends online for help knowing that I have mental health issues that they would not understand. While I always speak from the heart and care about everyone on online, I suffer from Dissociation and that makes things complicated. I am most certainly a devout Christian, but I sometimes use bad judgement and with my complex mental health issues I admit that misunderstandings can occur. I am not what has been said. I am not a con man and I have not intended for one single moment to take advantage of anyone. I also am aware that some things posted are wholly inaccurate and I am being said to be guilty of criminal activities and it's not true. I am simply a person who loves God and people and I have been thoughtless in that it didn't really sink in that I might be perceived as someone who is taking advantage of people. I have been on Disqus for many years and I only in the last couple of years asked for help financially. As for my novel go fund me link, yes, I absolutely am writing a Christian fiction novel and the link is to raise money for formatting, editing and cover costs. I am thankful to all who sent a donation and the money is meant for the book itself.
One final thing I want to say, and this is hard for me as a Christian and as someone who has fought my whole life to cope, but even with the grace of God it's sometimes necessary to defend yourself in the best way you can growing up. That for me means protecting myself through my dissociation. It is formally known as Multiple Personality Disorder. Without it I would have never survived. As Singaling I have posted for years and you all have known me as her. She is a very real part of me, but in truth I was born male. I suffer from MPD and although it's a complex issue, it's something that is very real to me and she is a part of my life and a part of me. I am thankful to God that I have made it this far, however, I now worry whether I will get through this ordeal. I have been very stressed and depressed since this all unraveled and now I am scared and feel like things are only going to get much worse. But that is my problem to deal with. I love you all and I always pray for you all every day. I wish you all well and the total grace of God Almighty and I pray you all understand that every word I have posted in this message is the truth. I have learned a hard lesson and feel terrible that my attempt at sharing my faith and being a part of this online community has caused so much hurt and confusion due to the fact that I have no one offline to reley on and help me and I thought asking friends on the net was ok. I wanted nothing more than to share my faith and be kind to everyone. But I understand that people feel I was misleading them. It never occured to me to simply come out and explain my Dissociation at the begining and let people know that.
Take care. :)
God bless you all. Love Singaling. :)
If you could travel back in time and meet any historical person, who would you pick? You can give a reason or just list their names.
Behind the scenes, some major events were set in motion last autumn that could soon change the tenor in Washington, at least as it relates to the debunked Russia collusion narrative that distracted America for nearly three years.
It was in September 2018 that President Trump told my Hill.TV colleague Buck Sexton and me that he would order the release of all classified documents showing what the FBI, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other U.S. intelligence agencies may have done wrong in the Russia probe.
About the same time, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, under then-Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), voted unanimously to send 53 nonpublic transcripts of witnesses in its Russia review to the director of national intelligence (DNI) for declassification. The transcripts were officially delivered in November.
Now, nearly a year later, neither release has happened.
To put that into perspective, it took just a couple of months in 2004 to declassify the final report on the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks after a presidential commission finished its work, which contained some of the nation’s most secretive intelligence revelations.
But the long wait for transparency may soon end.
The foot-dragging inside the intelligence community (IC) that occurred under now-departed DNI Dan Coats and his deputy, Sue Gordon, could halt abruptly. That’s particularly true if Trump appoints a new IC sheriff, such as former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), the current ambassador to the Netherlands, or longtime national security expert Fred Fleitz.
Likewise, the president has an opportunity to speed up and organize the release of declassified information by simply creating an Office of Transparency and Accountability inside his own White House, run by a staffer empowered at the level of a formal assistant to the president. That would prevent intelligence agencies from continuing their game of public keep-away.
Nunes, who helped to unravel the Russia collusion farce, has identified five buckets of information he’d like to see released. One of those buckets, the FBI's interview reports on Bruce Ohr’s cooperation, was released last week—not through a Trump declassification order but, rather, through litigation brought by Judicial Watch, and with heavy redactions.
My reporting, including interviews with four dozen U.S. officials over the last several months, actually identifies a much larger collection of documents – about a dozen all together – that, when declassified, would show more completely how a routine counterintelligence probe was hijacked to turn the most awesome spy powers in America against a presidential nominee in what was essentially a political dirty trick orchestrated by Democrats.
Here are the documents that have the greatest chance of rocking Washington, if declassified:
1.) Christopher Steele’s confidential human source reports at the FBI. These documents, known in bureau parlance as 1023 reports, show exactly what transpired each time Steele and his FBI handlers met in the summer and fall of 2016 to discuss his anti-Trump dossier. The big reveal, my sources say, could be the first evidence that the FBI shared sensitive information with Steele, such as the existence of the classified Crossfire Hurricane operation targeting the Trump campaign. It would be a huge discovery if the FBI fed Trump-Russia intel to Steele in the midst of an election, especially when his ultimate opposition-research client was Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The FBI has released only one or two of these reports under FOIA lawsuits and they were 100 percent redacted. The American public deserves better.
2.) The 53 House Intel interviews. House Intelligence interviewed many key players in the Russia probe and asked the DNI to declassify those interviews nearly a year ago, after sending the transcripts for review last November. There are several big reveals, I’m told, including the first evidence that a lawyer tied to the Democratic National Committee had Russia-related contacts at the CIA.
3.) The Stefan Halper documents. It has been widely reported that European-based American academic Stefan Halper and a young assistant, Azra Turk, worked as FBI sources. We know for sure that one or both had contact with targeted Trump aides like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos at the end of the election. My sources tell me there may be other documents showing Halper continued working his way to the top of Trump's transition and administration, eventually reaching senior advisers like Peter Navarro inside the White House in summer 2017. These documents would show what intelligence agencies worked with Halper, who directed his activity, how much he was paid and how long his contacts with Trump officials were directed by the U.S. government’s Russia probe.
4.) The October 2016 FBI email chain. This is a key document identified by Rep. Nunes and his investigators. My sources say it will show exactly what concerns the FBI knew about and discussed with DOJ about using Steele’s dossier and other evidence to support a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant targeting the Trump campaign in October 2016. If those concerns weren’t shared with FISA judges who approved the warrant, there could be major repercussions.
5.) Page/Papadopoulos exculpatory statements. Another of Nunes’ five buckets, these documents purport to show what the two Trump aides were recorded telling undercover assets or captured in intercepts insisting on their innocence. Papadopoulos told me he told an FBI undercover source in September 2016 that the Trump campaign was not trying to obtain hacked Clinton documents from Russia and considered doing so to be treason. If he made that statement with the FBI monitoring, and it was not disclosed to the FISA court, it could be another case of FBI or DOJ misconduct.
6.) The 'Gang of Eight' briefing materials. These were a series of classified briefings and briefing books the FBI and DOJ provided key leaders in Congress in the summer of 2018 that identify shortcomings in the Russia collusion narrative. Of all the documents congressional leaders were shown, this is most frequently cited to me in private as having changed the minds of lawmakers who weren’t initially convinced of FISA abuses or FBI irregularities.
7.) The Steele spreadsheet. I wrote recently that the FBI kept a spreadsheet on the accuracy and reliability of every claim in the Steele dossier. According to my sources, it showed as much as 90 percent of the claims could not be corroborated, were debunked or turned out to be open-source internet rumors. Given Steele’s own effort to leak intel in his dossier to the media before Election Day, the public deserves to see the FBI’s final analysis of his credibility. A document I reviewed recently showed the FBI described Steele’s information as only “minimally corroborated” and the bureau’s confidence in him as “medium.”
8.) The Steele interview. It has been reported, and confirmed, that the DOJ's inspector general (IG) interviewed the former British intelligence operative for as long as 16 hours about his contacts with the FBI while working with Clinton’s opposition research firm, Fusion GPS. It is clear from documents already forced into the public view by lawsuits that Steele admitted in the fall of 2016 that he was desperate to defeat Trump, had a political deadline to make his dirt public, was working for the DNC/Clinton campaign and was leaking to the news media. If he told that to the FBI and it wasn’t disclosed to the FISA court, there could be serious repercussions.
9.) The redacted sections of the third FISA renewal application. This was the last of four FISA warrants targeting the Trump campaign; it was renewed in June 2017 after special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe had started, and signed by then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. It is the one FISA application that House Republicans have repeatedly asked to be released, and I’m told the big reveal in the currently redacted sections of the application is that it contained both misleading information and evidence of intrusive tactics used by the U.S. government to infiltrate Trump’s orbit.
10.) Records of allies’ assistance. Multiple sources have said a handful of U.S. allies overseas – possibly Great Britain, Australia and Italy – were asked to assist FBI efforts to check on Trump connections to Russia. Members of Congress have searched recently for some key contact documents with British intelligence. My sources say these documents might help explain Attorney General Bill Barr’s recent comments that “the use of foreign intelligence capabilities and counterintelligence capabilities against an American political campaign, to me, is unprecedented and it's a serious red line that's been crossed.”
John Solomon is an award-winning investigative journalist whose work over the years has exposed U.S. and FBI intelligence failures before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal scientists’ misuse of foster children and veterans in drug experiments, and numerous cases of political corruption. He is an investigative columnist and executive vice president for video at The Hill. Follow him on Twitter @jsolomonReports.
TC tweeted out that the NYT does not report real news anymore, Trump says NYT will be out of business. LG says when the truth comes out it is going to be horrific. The push is now on for voter id, JW is exposing voter fraud and bringing it out into the public eye. Trump tweeted that G manipulated the election for HRC. Future proves past, the push is on, the patriots are using distraction, 4d chess moves to prepare for the dump, time is everything.
President Trump lashed out anew Monday at aide-turned-nemesis Anthony Scaramucciafter the former White House communications director threatened to cobble together a coalition of former Cabinet officials to speak out against the president as part of an apparent bid to find an alternative Republican nominee in 2020.
Accelerating a remarkable conversion from short-lived White House insider to brash detractor, Scaramucci said in an interview Monday morning that he wants to find a "viable alternative" and is assembling a "team" of like-minded people toward that end.
SCARAMUCCI ESCALATES WAR OF WORDS WITH TRUMP
“I’ve got to get some of these former Cabinet officials in unity to speak up about it. They know it’s a crisis,” he said, predicting such a coalition would go public by the fall.
Trump, presumably watching the CNN interview, called the “Mooch” an "unstable 'nut job,'" before mocking him over his notoriously brief stint at the White House.
“I barely knew him until his 11 days of gross incompetence-made a fool of himself, bad on TV. Abused staff,” he said, while taking some personal shots at Scaramucci’s marriage (he and wife Deidre Ball are back together, after calling off a divorce announced in 2017).
“He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!” Trump tweeted.
The insults are in keeping with an ever-escalating feud between the two men, after Scaramucci publicly turned on the president in recent weeks – calling him a “jacka--” who may drop out of the 2020 race, predicting a “reset” in the GOP and reportedly chatting with “Never Trump” pundit Bill Kristol about trying to find a replacement on top of the ticket.
“You know that the situation is unstable. You know that the president is off his rocker,” he told CNN on Monday, while denying any personal interest in launching such a candidacy.
It’s unclear whether his apparent discussions with former Cabinet officials will materialize into a coalition – and whether such a coalition would make any difference in the GOP presidential primary process, where so far only former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld has announced a challenge.
But while Trump overwhelmingly dominates GOP primary polling and continues to enjoy support from Republican Party leadership and top officials, hypothetical polling in a general election shows Trump trailing.
The latest Fox News Poll showed him trailing all the top Democratic candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden by 12 points.
Scaramucci cited the polling and warnings about a recession in suggesting Monday that Trump could be vulnerable.
Trump on Sunday, though, brushed off the economic concerns, telling reporters: "I don't think we're having a recession. … We're doing tremendously well. Our consumers are rich. I gave a tremendous tax cut and they're loaded up with money."
[JB] and other [DS] actors are now worried because they see the writing on the wall, Trump will win the 2020 elections and they have no blocks. More and more facts are pouring out, this is get the people up to speed on what has been going on and allowing them to connect the dots. The OIG investigation is wrapping up and it is almost time for the hammer to fall. New evidence shows that Mifsud was not Russian operative but worked with the C_A. The wall is being built and LG wants the people to see it all.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is adamant about revealing what went on behind the scenes of the Russia investigation and is looking forward to the American people learning about what happened.
Graham pointed to three investigations of the investigators that are taking place: one by his committee; one by Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General Bill Barr to conduct a probe; and one by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz.
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"I believe the Horowitz report will be ugly and damning," Graham told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures." That report has been anticipated for months, but it has faced delays in recent months.
"Every time you turn around you find something new," Graham explained. "Mr. Horowitz is doing a very in-depth dive" into the FBI's use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to acquire a warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Graham predicted that the report will finally come out in the coming weeks.
Another man linked to the early stages of the investigation -- former Trump campaign member George Papadopoulos -- is eager to tell his side of the story after serving a brief sentence for providing a false statement to investigators. Papadopoulos is said to have brought about the investigation by revealing to an Australian diplomat (who later alerted U.S. officials) that he had information that Russia had damaging information about Hillary Clinton. This was after he heard about this from Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud.
Graham said that once Horowitz's IG report comes out, he would like Papadopoulos to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Graham believes that, based on interview transcripts, Papadopolous was "clearly" not working with Russians.
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The more information that gets declassified, the better, according to Graham.
"I want to declassify as much as possible … I don’t want people to believe what I said, I want them to read for themselves how bad it was," he declared. Graham claimed that the FBI relied on the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele when they applied for the FISA warrant, despite Steele being "an unreliable informant" who hated President Trump.
"I want it all out, I want people to see how off the rails this investigation got, and I want people to be held accountable, and I am patient," he said. "I'm not in a hurry to do it, I want to do it right."
Graham also expressed a desire to find out just who was ultimately responsible for the Russia investigation, saying he is "curious about the role the CIA played here." He also questioned whether it went all the way to the top.
"Who knew about this in the White House?" he wondered. "Was President Obama briefed ... I'd like to know that."
Graham's lengthy interview touched on several other high-profile subject matters. He discussed recent polling that showed several Democratic presidential candidates beating President Trump in a general election.
"Well, I'm not buying it," Graham said, predicting that unless Trump has a significant blunder in Afghanistan, "the president is going to clean their clock on the stage."
Graham also criticized Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for their recent hostility toward Israel, after the Jewish state barred them from visiting due to their support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at economically crippling Israel.
"It's been bipartisan up to now about Israel," Graham said, pointing out how Israel's enemies are enemies of the U.S. as well.
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"Those who want to destroy Israel want to destroy us. Name one radical Islamic group that wants to destroy the State Israel that doesn't want to destroy America," he challenged, referring to Iran, ISIS and al Qaeda.
"The policies coming out of the Democratic Party toward Israel are dangerous," he warned. "Tlaib and Omar openly calling for an economic boycott of the State of Israel which will destroy the State of Israel.
Graham said that the extreme positions of Democrats will lead to a Trump victory in 2020.
"The bottom line here is they are radical when it comes to Israel, they're radical on the economy, they're weak when it comes to fighting terrorism," he said. "Donald Trump is going to win this election because he's been a damn good president and what they are trying to do is make America a socialist country, and that's not going to work."
Earlier in the interview, Graham discussed another controversial idea endorsed by some Democrats: court packing. Several 2020 hopefuls have suggested expanding the Supreme Court's roster.
Last week, a ground of Democratic Senators filed a brief that accused the Supreme Court of being "not well," and instructed the court to "heal" itself before they face calls for restructuring. Graham was having none of it.
"When you hear expanding the court, that’s code for liberals packing the court. Over my dead body, it's not going to happen.
News That Will Make You Smile: Orioles’ Chris Davis repays 9-year-old Red Sox fan who helped snap record hitless streak
Henry Frasca woke up Saturday as a 9-year-old Boston Red Sox fan excited to go to the ballpark, but found himself roaming Fenway Park’s left-field grass that afternoon with an Orioles cap on his head and an oversized Orioles T-shirt draped over him.
He handled the rigorous angles the historic park’s Green Monster provides. He raced around greeting different players. He caught a fly ball to cheers from the onlooking fans. All because Orioles first baseman Chris Davis wanted to thank him for helping provide a bright spot in what had been an infamously bad season.
Henry is a Red Sox diehard, yes, but he’s also a baseball fan in general, his father, Gabriel, made sure to note as he watched Henry chase down the Orioles’ batting practice drives.
“He’s reading MLB.com before I’m out of bed every morning,” Gabriel Frasca said. “The only thing he doesn’t have a device time limit for is [the MLB At Bat app]. That’d be like taking away oxygen.”
So Henry was well aware of Davis’ season-opening slump, the one that saw him go 33 at-bats without a hit as, paired with a hitless drought to end 2018, he set major league records for consecutive at-bats and plate appearances without a hit.
Gabriel grew up a Red Sox fan and passed that love to Henry. They had tickets to the second game of the Orioles’ mid-April visit to Fenway Park, and Henry had an idea: He wanted to write Davis a letter to encourage him during the hitless streak. Gabriel noted that with the game several days away, there was plenty of time for him to get a hit.
“No, lefties are pitching the next two days,” Henry pointed out. “He’ll be on the bench.”
Davis was out of the lineup for the April 12 series opener with Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez on the mound. He lined out as pinch-hitter to end the game, extending his record skids to 54 at-bats and 62 plate appearances.
On the way to Fenway Park the next day, Henry realized he hadn’t written the letter and quickly pieced together what he wanted to say. The family planned to arrive in time for batting practice so they could give Davis the letter then, but they arrived later than they hoped.
“Security said, ‘You can’t come down,’ and he wouldn’t take no for an answer,” Gabriel said. “Literally, five times, the guy said no, and Henry said, ‘I have to give Chris Davis the letter.’ ”
Eventually, Orioles field coordinator Tim Cossins overheard Henry’s efforts and said he’d get the note to Davis. Gabriel could see the sincerity and seriousness with which Cossins accepted the paper.
After reading it himself, Cossins passed Henry’s letter along to Davis.
“I’m a diehard Red Sox and baseball fan,” Henry wrote. “I’m 9 years old.
“I want to tell you two things. How many hits you get has nothing to do with how good a person you are.
You weren’t a better person when you were hitting more home runs. You aren’t a worse person now.
“Secondly, you’re incredible. Don’t forget. You hit 50 home runs in a season. You’re really good. You’ve got to believe in yourself, and I’m going to believe in you. There’ll be one Red Sox fan rooting for you.
“Your friend, Henry.”
“When I started reading it, I got a little choked up,” Davis said, sitting in the Orioles’ dugout with Henry beside him. “I just thought, ‘You know what? Today’s the day.’ ”
With two outs and the bases loaded in the first inning, Davis lined a two-run single into right for his first hit of the year.
“As Chris reached first and the dugout erupted, I’m kind of catching my throat,” Gabriel said. “Henry said, ‘I have mixed feelings. I’ve just helped the other team score two runs against my team.’ I said, ‘You have no idea if he got the note.’ And he said, ‘No, he got it, he got it.’ ”
Davis did have it, right in his back pocket. He joked he needed to put it in a couple of plastic bags to avoid sweating through it.
He got two more hits in the Orioles’ 9-5 victory.
“I don’t remember how many hits I had that day,” Davis said, practically begging Henry to cut him off.
“Three,” the young baseball whiz chimed in. “A single and two doubles.”
“That’s right,” Davis said. “Four RBIs, and we won.”
That last bit is the only part of the letter’s impact that Henry regrets.
“They won by four runs,” he said. “I might’ve cost us the game.”
“Hey, it’s all right,” Davis said. “I needed one.
“It was a good luck charm.”
That seemed to settle Henry, whose regret could return depending on how the season’s final month and a half shakes out.
“As long as we don’t lose the division or the wild card by one game, I’m fine with it,” Henry said.
The three-hit day sparked Davis to a strong month in an up-and-down season. He keeps Henry’s letter in his Bible, a reminder that there’s more that defines him than his batting average.
“Just talking about how it didn’t really matter who I was on the field, but what kind of person I was,” Davis said. “That’s really what touched me. Kind of made me step back and take a look at the bigger picture. Just knowing that he was keen enough to pick that up and bold enough to say something about it, it meant a lot to me.
“He’s definitely a lot sharper than I was when I was 9 years old. He’s probably sharper than I am right now.”
Regardless of Boston’s final place in the standings, the rest of this baseball season likely won’t have too many other days that live up to Henry’s Saturday. He got high-fives and handshakes from the Orioles. He did numerous interviews with Davis. Gabriel hardly stopped snapping photos.
When Gabriel reached out to the Orioles to ask whether Davis had actually gotten the letter, their public relations staff came back to say they had been hoping to find Henry. The Orioles’ visit to Fenway Park this weekend is their first since that April trip, and they worked to make sure Henry could meet Davis and his teammates.
“I’m losing my mind,” Gabriel said. “I’m barely holding it together. This would be my dream. This is his dream. The only thing better than your dream is your kid’s.”
Henry even got to go inside the Green Monster and sign his name.
“That was an experience that very few people get to do,” he said. “Even though there are, like, thousands of signatures in there. It’s also been around for 107 years. It would make sense that a lot of people have signed it.”
His favorite part of the day, though, was shagging fly balls and getting to hang out with Davis and the other players.
“I saw that catch,” Davis told him.
“I only made one catch,” Henry said humbly.
“But you got almost a standing ovation,” Davis reminded him. “Crowd went nuts.”
“The people down the line in left field did,” Henry said, staring off toward the first base side. “But not everyone else.”
Davis chuckled, then said he most enjoyed watching moments like that catch, seeing the joy Henry had roaming around left field at Fenway Park.
“It kind of reminded me what it was like to go to the field when I was younger, to go to see games and how excited I got just to be around big league baseball,” Davis said. “It was fun, that’s for sure. I’ll never forget it.”
As for Henry?
“Neither will I,” he said. “This has been one of the best days of my life, easily.”
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