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  • This Man's Epic Ploy to Catch Package Thieves Red-Handed Is the Ultimate Act of Vigilante Justice

    12/19/2018 2:17:56 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 8 replies
    IJR ^ | 12-18-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Mark Rober was one of the 11 million Americans who fell victim to package theft, but unlike most victims, he had a plan for when the robbers tried to strike again. Rober was first alerted to the package thieves by his home security system. He knew a package had been listed as delivered, but it never arrived. He checked his home security footage and found that a couple had stolen it right off his front step. "If you've ever been in a situation like this, you just sort of feel violated," said Rober. When he brought the security footage to...
  • Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

    12/19/2018 1:14:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President Trump and senators who lobbied to advance the legislation before the end of the year. Senators voted 87-12 on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism with a handful of changes to sentencing laws and mandatory minimum prison sentences. Its passage is also a win for Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who took on criminal justice reform as one of his primary policy goals and who has lobbied individual senators to back the bill...
  • Russian couple at center of FBI raid in court

    12/18/2018 10:40:03 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 10 replies
    wraltv ^ | 12/18/18 | Amanda Lamb and Natalie Matthews
    Raleigh, N.C. — The couple at the center of an international money laundering and murder-for-hire case appeared in federal court again on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. Investigators say Tanya and Leonid Teyf profited off a $150 million kickback scheme involving a contract with the Russian military and used the proceeds to purchase their multimillion-dollar mansion. Since December 2010, the couple opened at least 70 financial accounts at four different banks, and wire transfers show money coming into the couple’s bank accounts from countries known to launder money, including Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Panama and Seychelles. Investigators said the Teyfs...
  • Letter to Judge Sullivan in Support of General Michael T. Flynn

    12/18/2018 9:26:46 PM PST · by bitt · 23 replies
    quodverum.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Robin Gritz
    Original letter sent to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan by former Special Supervisory Agent Robyn Gritz, who worked closely with General Flynn in counter-terrorism operations as more fully described in the letter, as well as an inside view into the character and tactics used by those in charge of his investigation, by someone who has come to know them well.
  • Pittsburgh’s new gun bans should be a non-starter

    12/18/2018 5:46:25 PM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Assuming the Mayor of Pittsburgh gets his way, tomorrow the City Council will vote on enacting several new gun bans, all of which face immediate questions in terms of their legality. The new laws include a ban on various types of “assault weapons” including rifles, handguns and shotguns. There are also bans on a variety of firearms accessories and the introduction of a new “red flag” law. As our friend Jeff Duntez points out, even if they didn’t face significant Second Amendment issues, most of these laws aren’t permitted under existing state law.
  • N.Y. Attorney General: Trump Foundation Functioned as Checkbook for Trump's Interests

    12/18/2018 5:39:25 PM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Susan Jones
    Under pressure from the courts and the New York attorney general, the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve under judicial supervision. Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced on Tuesday that the Foundation's remaining assets will be distributed to charities approved by her. And the lawsuit filed by the AG isn't over. According to Underwood's announcement, the lawsuit -- which seeks millions in restitution and penalties and a bar on President Trump and his three eldest children from serving on the boards of other New York charities -- remains ongoing.
  • Judge 'inclined' to let Colorado's latest cake case against Christian baker proceed

    12/18/2018 5:21:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — He won his six-year legal battle over his refusal to create a gay wedding cake, but Christian baker Jack Phillips is now facing what could be a lengthy courtroom sequel on the issue of transgender birthday cakes. Any hope of a speedy resolution was dashed Tuesday when a federal judge indicated he plans to reject the effort to dismiss the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s latest complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop involving a birthday cake for a gender transition. “I’m inclined to deny the motion to dismiss,” said senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. He also advised Mr....
  • NY St Sen apologizes after tweeting 'kill yourself' at user who called him out over parking placard

    12/18/2018 3:00:43 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-18-2018 | Chris Rodrigo
    A New York state senator apologized on Tuesday after telling a Twitter user who called him out over a parking placard to "kill yourself." “I sincerely apologize," Kevin Parker (D) wrote about his since-deleted tweet. “I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and [sic] should not be made light of.” I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of. — Senator Kevin Parker (@SenatorParker) December 18, 2018 Candice Giove, deputy communications director for the New York state Senate's Republican majority,...
  • Ex-Trump adviser Roger Stone admits to InfoWars lies, settles $100M suit

    12/18/2018 2:48:50 PM PST · by Coronal · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone has settled a $100 million lawsuit accusing him of publishing lies on the far-right InfoWars website. The Wall Street Journal reports exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui sued Stone in March, saying Stone accused him of being a “turncoat criminal” who violated U.S. election law. Stone now says his conduct was “irresponsible.” Guo has criticized high-level corruption in China and applied for asylum in the U.S. The settlement reached Monday identifies Chinese-American media tycoon Bruno Wu and a former Trump staffer as the sources of false information. The settlement allows Stone...
  • Judge Emmet Sullivan Delays Sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90 Days…

    12/18/2018 2:27:21 PM PST · by Bratch · 49 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | December 18, 2018 | sundance
    Without cameras in the courtroom we are constrained to understand the Flynn sentencing hearing today through the perspectives of others. The Daily Caller has an article [See Here] and a thread on the events [is Here] and a great video recap ob the events by Will Chamberlain [is HERE]. That said, there is much speculation and punditry delivered opinion on what took place; and how the hearing ended with Judge Emmet Sullivan delaying the sentencing of Michael Flynn for 90-days. While we await the transcript from the court, here’s my view. Last night, while contemplating the possible outcomes of the hearing, there...
  • Jonathan Turley: Judge surprises Flynn at sentencing hearing – Here's what to expect next

    12/18/2018 1:52:26 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 18, 2018 | Jonathan Turley
    One could well understand if President Trump’s fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was a tad confused. [snip] Sullivan’s harsh attack on Flynn was a surprise. It left Flynn in the position of someone being hit by a train – when the train was miles off its track. [snip] Sullivan also asked prosecutor Brad Van Grack: "Hypothetically could he have been charged with treason?" [snip] Significantly, none of what Flynn and Kislyak discussed had anything to do with alleged Russian collusion. [snip] Yet the judge cited Flynn’s lobbying on behalf of Turkey as an aggravating factor he was considering in...
  • Former FBI SA outs Mueller and McCabe over their “unethical” tactics used against Michael Flynn

    12/18/2018 1:13:59 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/18/18 | USA Features
    Corrupt: A federal court is scheduled to sentence former national security advisor and three-star Army general Michael Flynn after he pleaded guilty to ‘lying’ to FBI agents regarding a conversation he had with Russia’s ambassador to the United States in the weeks leading up to POTUS Donald Trump’s January 2017 inauguration. But ahead of Tuesday’s sentencing, it has become patently obvious that Flynn was targeted by a Deep State dead set on taking down a duly elected president that the Washington establishment has never “approved of.” That’s not just an opinion being offered by partisan supporters of the president. A...
  • US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

    12/18/2018 12:20:46 PM PST · by detective · 114 replies
    AP ^ | 12/18/2018 | MARK STEVENSON
    The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico. The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate. The plan was announced in a joint U.S.-Mexican statement released by the State Department and read aloud by Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Marcelo Ebrard in the Mexican capital. “In sum I think this is good news, very good...
  • James Comey: The Biggest Scandals and Controversies in His Career

    12/18/2018 12:07:52 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Grabien ^ | Tom Elliott
    At the DoJ, Comey relentlessly pursued a banker for financial charges; when he couldn't find any criminality, he charged him with obstruction of justice "because of a single ambiguous email" (a conviction later overturned) Let’s begin with the case of one Frank Quattrone, a banker who Comey pursued relentlessly on banking related charges without fruition. But while he couldn’t find any wrong-doing on criminal conduct, he went after him for supposed “obstruction of justice” because of a single ambiguous email. Sound familiar? Before he was indicted, Comey made false statements about Quattrone and his intent. The first trial ended in...
  • Comey: The FBI’s Garbage Reputation Is Everybody’s Fault But Mine

    12/18/2018 12:00:03 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 18, 2018 | Bre Payton
    After testifying before Congress Monday afternoon, former FBI director James Comey said Donald Trump and Fox News were to blame for damaging the FBI’s reputation, not him. When Fox News’s Catherine Herridge asked Comey if he had anything to do with the FBI’s plummeting reputation, the former FBI director said “no.” “The FBI’s reputation has taken a big hit, because the president of the United States, with his acolytes, has lied about it constantly,” he said. “And in the face of those lies, a whole lot of good people who watch your network believe that nonsense. That’s a tragedy. That...
  • Today's Chaos Over Flynn Sentencing Is Result Of FBI Entrapment

    12/18/2018 11:35:27 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 61 replies
    The Revolutionary Act ^ | 12/18/18 | by Julio Gonzalez, M.D., J.D., and Rod Thomson
    Every once in a while, you come across a set of circumstances that brings you great sadness about our country’s state of affairs. (Yes, it may be happening more frequently.) The events surrounding the prosecution of General Michael Flynn and his treatment by the FBI and Special Counselor Robert Mueller is such a situation — and the reason that Judge Emmet Sullivan has been having a difficult time with the plea and sentencing that was scheduled for today and has now been delayed. By now, most of you are aware of the circumstances of clear entrapment behind the charges against...
  • Chris Matthews: Trump Jr., Ivanka 'stand as the next dominoes to fall'

    12/18/2018 11:53:13 AM PST · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/18/2018 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Monday that Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump could be "the next dominoes to fall" in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation. "The president's children stand right in the line of Mueller's investigative progress," Matthews said on "Hardball." "They stand as the next dominoes to fall." "Therein lies the problem, where earlier Mueller subjects have given [President] Trump up, these two lack the option to do that. They can hardly testify against their father," he continued. "If the prosecutor will not be stopped and the kids will not fall to him, we see the president's...
  • BREAKING: Judge Sullivan DELAYS the sentencing of Gen. Michael Flynn

    12/18/2018 9:59:29 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 162 replies
    twitter ^ | 12/18/2018 | Steven Portnoy
    The judge was giving all the signs that he was going to sentence Flynn to prison time. Gave him a chance to postpone to maximize his cooperation.
  • Judge Sullivan Lectures... Michael Flynn During Sentencing: “Arguably, You Sold Your Country Out”

    12/18/2018 9:19:05 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 245 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Judge Sullivan told Flynn: “You were an unregistered agent of a foreign country while serving as the National Security Adviser to the President! “Arguably, this undermines everything this flag over here stands for! Arguably, you sold your country out!” Good Lord! And Hillary walks free!
  • Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer .. Terror Attack in France Is a Fresh Reminder of Why We Need the Wall

    12/18/2018 10:00:34 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Minnesota Sun ^ | December 14, 2018 | Lt. Col Tony Shaffer
    The terrorist attack on a French Christmas market should serve as a wakeup call to America. The stakes are too high for Congress to keep playing political games with border security. We need to build the wall. Americans awoke Wednesday to yet another awful reminder that we still live in a world beset with radical Islamic terrorism. In the night, the crack of gunfire and the all-too-familiar cry of “Allahu Akbar” rang out in a French Christmas market. At least four people who came out to enjoy Strasbourg’s famous Advent traditions are dead. As President Trump so astutely noted in...