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  • Stunningly Rude and Disrespectful Conduct by CNN’s Jim Acosta…

    01/16/2018 9:27:10 PM PST · by bitt
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta has a history of rude journalistic behavior and disrespect that has never before been allowed in the White House. Today during an oval office meeting between President Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan the CNN journalist exhibited a level of disrespectful behavior that should lead to his White House press credentials being revoked permanently.
  • Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

    01/16/2018 9:25:27 PM PST · by keat
    The New York Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | ADAM GOLDMAN
    WASHINGTON — A former C.I.A. officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle United States spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. ... The counterintelligence investigation into how the Chinese managed to hunt down American agents was a source of friction between the C.I.A. and F.B.I. ... Mr. Lee had previously traveled to the United States in 2012 to live with his family in Virginia. It was during that trip that F.B.I. agents searched his luggage during hotel stays in Hawaii and Virginia and found two small books with handwritten notes that contained...
  • Christie pardons several mired in New Jersey’s strict gun laws

    01/16/2018 8:33:41 PM PST · by aimhigh · 4 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 01/15/2018 | Chris Eger
    Christie granted 26 orders for clemency, almost all pardons, bringing his eight-year total of such actions to just 55. Among those granted relief were media consultant Brian Aitken and Marine Sgt. Hisashi Pompey, men who had been arrested and found guilty of criminal weapon possession even though they had clear records and owned guns legally bought outside the state. NJ.com reported of the list of 26 granted clemency last week, at least seven others — Meghan Fellenbaum, Brandon Fregm, Brian Murphy, Adrian Rubio, Antonio Scott, Angel Cordero and Christopher O’Sullivan — were pardoned over unlawful possession of a weapon.
  • Tom Perez's Idea of Reforming The DNC

    01/16/2018 8:17:38 PM PST · by huckfillary · 3 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 16, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    Today, the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, admitted that reforming the Democratic Party was going to be far more difficult than he had imagined. I was so excited. I immediately and naively assumed that his idea of reforming the Democrat Party was purging the party of all the marxist kooks, hardcore violent leftists like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, anti-Free Speech college professors and administrators, disavowing the whole hateful “white privilege” mindset and condemning everyone who professes it on campuses and elsewhere, the Islamist lovers, while embracing free-market capitalism as the greatest wealth-producing machine in the history...
  • FALSE NEWS Trump at Risk for a Heart Attack With Dangerous Weight and Skyrocketing

    01/16/2018 8:03:35 PM PST · by dvan · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/16/2018 | Kate Sheridan
    These numbers put him at increased risk of heart disease or having a heart attack or stroke, according to joint guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association. However, Jackson said on Friday that Trump's heart health was also excellent. “He falls into a category that portends years of event-free living,” he said.
  • REPORT: DNC Disarray Continues As Chair Tom Perez, Deputy Chair Keith Ellison Battle It Out In trunc

    01/16/2018 7:59:11 PM PST · by bitt · 16 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/16/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Despite the Democratic National Committee’s best efforts, the Party apparatchik is still having trouble defining what it stands for in the Trump era. According to reports, DNC head Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison are deeply at odds, as Clinton and Sanders factions continue to pull the party in opposite directions. Despite the Democratic National Committee’s best efforts, the Party apparatchik is still having trouble defining what it stands for in the Trump era. According to reports, DNC head Tom Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison are deeply at odds, as Clinton and Sanders factions continue to pull the...
  • What if they shut down the government, ordering all non-essential personnel to...

    01/16/2018 7:55:43 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    What if they shut down the government, ordering all NON-ESSENTIAL personnel to stay home, and while they're out, President Trump orders their desks, phones and computers removed and the locks changed? Isn't that basically what we've been fighting for all these years? Drain the swamp, baby.
  • Nets Ignore New Bribery Indictment in Uranium One-Clinton Scandal

    01/16/2018 7:43:00 PM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    https://www.newsbusters.org ^ | January 15, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In an official statement on Friday, the Department of Justice announced the indictment of former Maryland executive Mark Lambert on “11 counts related to foreign bribery, fraud and money laundering scheme.” The indictment effectively tied Lambert to the Uranium One scandal because his alleged illicit activity involved JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), an arm of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation which now owns both TENEX and Uranium One. Despite the importance of the new indictment, the major three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) had been dead silent.
  • The System is Actively Working To Defend Itself… (sundance)

    01/16/2018 7:38:29 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    People often attempt to describe the larger umbrella of control with terms like “Deep State”, the “Administrative State”, the “Establishment”, the “industrial media”, and other descriptive word assemblies. The inherent goal is trying to describe various alignments and connections of institutional government with private sector social and financial interdependency. It is, in essence, what we generally describe as “The System”. People often attempt to describe the larger umbrella of control with terms like “Deep State”, the “Administrative State”, the “Establishment”, the “industrial media”, and other descriptive word assemblies. The inherent goal is trying to describe various alignments and connections of...
  • Pakistani Access Congressional Computers

    01/16/2018 7:32:56 PM PST · by hardspunned · 3 replies
    Daily Caller | Luke Rosiak
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6EYykewEtgvRVpvRGthaVVNeGIzVDRVaThISWpuc0JIVEln
  • “The Clinton Dossier”… (sundance)

    01/16/2018 7:25:49 PM PST · by bitt · 6 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 1/16/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Time, further questioning, and a host of inherent contradictions will eventually bring more sunlight upon the authorship of “The Dossier”. Additionally, how it was used by the DOJ/FBI in gaining FISA-702 query and upstream data surveillance approvals, what the media calls “FISA Warrants”, is soon to reach sunlight. It’s unavoidable. In addition to the absurd claims debunked within the dossier, a significantly under-discussed aspect is the actual authorship. Fusion GPS claims Christopher Steele wrote the memos which were assembled into the “Clinton Dossier”. However, there are numerous mistakes within the documents which no intelligence expert would ever make; including the...
  • Former CIA officer arrested for keeping classified information

    01/16/2018 7:21:01 PM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/16/2018 | melissa quinn
    The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it had arrested former CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zhen Cheng Li, 53, after he arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Sign up for Daily on Defense Email Address SUBMIT Recommended for You Trey Gowdy resigns as House Ethics Committee member Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slams Trump after false ballistic missile warning: 'He's not taking this threat seriously' Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen fights off suggestions that Trump is a racist JK Rowling tweets chicken emoji at Trump for decision to cancel London trip The...
  • ARMED FEDERAL AGENTS ENTER WAREHOUSE IN PUERTO RICO TO SEIZE HOARDED ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT

    01/16/2018 7:15:29 PM PST · by Enterprise · 31 replies
    https://theintercept.com ^ | January 10 2018 | Kate Aronoff
    ON SATURDAY, A day after becoming aware of a massive store of rebuilding materials being held by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, the U.S. federal government — the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, along with their security detail — entered a Palo Seco warehouse owned by the public utility to claim and distribute the equipment, according to a spokesperson for the Corps. Rumors of a tense standoff had been circulating on the island, but the encounter was confirmed to The Intercept in a statement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Asked if the...
  • Byron York: Yes, Congress has seen Trump-Russia secret court surveillance documents. Now what?

    01/16/2018 7:05:16 PM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/16/2018 | byron york
    One of the most contentious issues surrounding the Trump dossier is the question of whether the FBI used unverified material from the dossier — a Clinton campaign opposition research product — to apply for permission to spy on Americans. Investigators from both House and Senate have long wanted to see any FISA applications (that is, spying requests filed with the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court) that dealt with the Trump-Russia affair. Now, they have seen them. Sources on both Capitol Hill and in the executive branch have confirmed that representatives of four committees — the House Intelligence Committee, Senate...
  • 'Damn … I missed': incredible story when the Queen was nearly shot in New Zealand in 1981.

    01/16/2018 6:16:24 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 18 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 1-13-2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    The Queen had just stepped out of a Rolls-Royce to greet 3,500 well wishers when a distinctive crack rang out across the grassy reserve. According to former Dunedin police det sgt Tom Lewis (no relation to the shooter), police immediately attempted to disguise the seriousness of the threat, telling the British press the noise was a council sign falling over. Later, under further questioning from reporters, they said someone had been letting off firecrackers nearby. According to Tom Lewis, the then prime minister Robert Muldoon feared if word got out about how close the teenager had come to killing the...
  • Homeland Security pursues charges against leaders of sanctuary cities

    01/16/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by smileyface · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts. “The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.
  • President Nobama

    01/16/2018 5:04:05 PM PST · by randita · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/16/18 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy. Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton...
  • Media Narrative Destroyed: Doctor Says Trump is in Excellent Health and Fit to Serve

    01/16/2018 5:01:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    During the White House press briefing Tuesday afternoon, Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson reported on the details of President Trump's recent physical, which was conducted last week at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington D.C. "His health is excellent right now," Jackson said. "He's fit for duty for the remainder of this term and another term if he is elected." "All clinical data indicates that the President is currently very healthy, and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency," he continued. "The purpose of the exam was to provide the public with an update of...
  • 'We risk our lives for €1.5k a month': French prisons on edge over radicalized inmates

    01/16/2018 4:43:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 January 2018 15:26 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Assaults by inmates linked to Islamic extremism prompted a second day of strikes by prison guards across France on Tuesday, casting a spotlight on the challenges of handling radicalized prisoners. The attacks come as French officials test a range of preventive measures after a string of jihadist attacks over the past two years that have left more than 240 people dead. Some of those responsible were involved in Islamist networks in jail. They include Cherif Kouachi, one of the gunmen who attacked satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, and his friend Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four at a Jewish...
  • Aussie Complaints Headed to FBI on Clinton Foundation’s Dealings Down Under

    01/16/2018 4:39:15 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    lifezette ^ | 1/16/2018 | Mark Tapscott
    Retired Australian police detective Michael Smith has accumulated startling evidence of millions of dollars mishandled. An Australian investigative journalist who is a retired police detective said Tuesday he has been asked to provide the FBI with details about multiple allegations of mishandling millions of dollars contributed to the Clinton Foundation by the Aussie government. “I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers,” Michael Smith told LifeZette.