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  • Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

    11/15/2019 5:09:23 PM PST · by mdittmar · 28 replies
    ap ^ | 11/15/2019 | LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”Unwilling to stay silent during Yovanovitch’s testimony, Trump focused even greater national attention on the House hearing by becoming a participant. He tweeted fresh criticism of her, saying that things “turned bad” everywhere she served before he fired her — a comment that quickly was displayed on a video screen in the hearing room. Rather than distract from the career diplomat’s...
  • Lying to Congress –Yovanovitch Was Prepped by Obama Admin About Issues With Hunter Biden and Burisma

    11/15/2019 4:31:43 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 18 replies
    conservative treehouse ^ | 11/15/2019 | sundance
    Representative Elise Stefanik brought to light interesting information today surrounding how the Obama administration was concerned about issues surrounding Vice-President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and his connection to a corrupt Ukraine company Burisma. This revelation directly contradicted the Yovanovitch opening statement. During questioning Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch admitted the Obama White House spent time briefing her on how to respond to congress if questions about Hunter Biden and Burisma were raised. This testimony highlights the concerns by the Obama administration about a clear issue with the Biden family and corrupt Ukraine interests.
  • Trump grants pardons to two service members in war-crimes cases

    11/15/2019 4:29:49 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 15 2019 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump on Friday granted pardons to two U.S. service members in cases involving allegations of war crimes. SNIP “The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement. “For more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country.” “These actions are in keeping with this long history. As the President has stated, ‘when our soldiers have to fight for our country,...
  • Trump grants clemency to 2 Army officers accused of war crimes,

    11/15/2019 4:26:15 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/15/19 | Melissa Leon, Lucas Tomlinson
    President Trump has granted clemency to two Army officers accused or convicted of war crimes and restored Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher to the rank of chief petty officer after he was docked a pay grade after being convicted of posing for a photo with a dead Islamic State (ISIS) fighter, the White House announced Friday.> Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance could be released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as soon as Friday evening, six years after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Maj. Matt Golsteyn, a former Green Beret, will have the murder charge against him dropped.
  • Prince Andrew interview: I let the side down by staying with Jeffrey Epstein

    11/15/2019 3:50:40 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 15 2019 | Emily Maitlis
    Prince Andrew has been facing questions for several months over his ties to Epstein, a 66-year-old American financier who took his own life while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. In 2010, the prince was photographed walking with Epstein in New York's Central Park - two years after Epstein's first conviction for soliciting a minor for prostitution. Footage published by the Mail on Sunday showed the prince in Epstein's Manhattan mansion around the same time. Addressing his decision to stay with Epstein following the American's first conviction, Prince Andrew said: "That's the bit that… as it were, I kick myself for...
  • Powell Prods Congress

    11/15/2019 3:35:23 PM PST · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    American Action Forum ^ | 11-15-19 | Dougas Eakin
    Although you might not have noticed — something else seems to have been going on — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell spent Wednesday and Thursday testifying before Congress. In the end, he delivered a very simple and effective message: The Fed is successfully doing its job; maybe Congress should consider doing its job. As for the first, Powell reviewed the facts on the ground. Gross domestic product grew at an annualized rate of 1.9 percent in the 3rd quarter, disappointingly down a bit from 2018. The household sector remains strong, buoyed by a very solid labor market — 3.6 percent...

    11/15/2019 3:30:17 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 15 replies
    The American Report ^ | September 27, 2019 | Mary Fanning and Alan Jones
    Complete title: THE REAL WHISTLEBLOWER STORY: DENNIS MONTGOMERY, THE HAMMER, THE HARD DRIVES, THE WIRETAPPING OF TRUMP, AND THE PROSECUTION OF GENERAL FLYNN By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | September 27, 2019 This is somewhat dated, however, it ties into what was used against President Trump and especially General Flynn. I thought it deserved another post if it had been posted before. The assault on President Trump by a partisan CIA operative and whistleblower who was placed in the White House to spy on the President is unparalleled in American history. While obstructionists roll out their latest hoax, the...
  • CNN obtains Holmes opening statement

    11/15/2019 3:19:47 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 100 replies
    Manu Raju @mkraju I obtained a copy of David Holmes' opening statement, saying that he heard Trump telling Gordon Sondland: "So, he's gonna do the investigation?" Sondland tells Trump: "He's gonna do it" and that Zelensky will do "anything you ask for."
  • Live: AG Barr speaks at the Federalist Society's National Lawyers Convention

    11/15/2019 3:13:07 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/15/2019 | AG Barr
    U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr delivers the Barbara K Olson Lecture at the Federalist Society's 2019 National Lawyers Convention. This takes place amid the second day of the public impeachment proceedings.
  • Vanity Post: Louisiana Gubernatorial Run-Off Tomorrow

    11/15/2019 2:37:29 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 27 replies
    Everyone knows the much-anticipated Louisiana gubernatorial run-off is tomorrow. Trump visited yesterday. Here are the most recent polls I've seen: Mason-Dixon - 11/12/19 Edwards (D) - 48% Rispone (R) - 46% ******* JMC Analytics - 11/15/19 Rispone (R) - 46% Edwards (D) - 45% Are they other polls out there? What, if anything, are Freepers hearing about this race? Anyone wanna weight in on thoughts, predictions, etc, for tomorrow?
  • NBC signs Mueller 'pitbull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst

    11/15/2019 2:34:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 15 2019 | Joe Concha
    Andrew Weissmann, a former member of Robert Mueller's Special Counsel that investigated Russia interference in the 2016 election, has signed with NBC and MSNBC as a legal analyst, The Hill confirmed with the networks on Friday. Weissmann, who was dubbed a "pitbull" in a New York Times 2015 profile for his time in the Justice Department regarding tough tactics in prosecuting cases, made his debut on Wednesday when publicly televised impeachment proceedings kicked off. "The key thing that the Democrats have to think about is, where are you going to be at the end? What is it that you’re going...
  • Dan Bongino Interviews President Trump

    11/15/2019 2:26:00 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The Dan Bongino Show ^ | 11/15/19 | Dan Bongino
    The interview starts at 4:50  
  • State Rep. Poncho Nevárez bonds out of jail after cameras catch him dropping cocaine at airport (TX)

    11/15/2019 2:11:50 PM PST · by bgill · 11 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 14, 2019 | Steffi Lee
    State Rep. Poncho Nevárez, D-Eagle Pass, has bonded out of jail after he was caught on surveillance footage in early September dropping a white envelope with cocaine inside. The arrest warrant signed by a Travis County magistrate was issued Thursday. It states Nevárez faces a charge of Possession of Substance in Penalty Group 1, which is a third-degree felony and punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Bond amount was set at $10,000. Nevárez confirmed over text he turned himself in Thursday night in Maverick County. According to an affidavit for a search warrant to collect Nevárez’s DNA, filed...
  • AOC, Sanders hatch $180 billion plan to guarantee housing for everyone (one mansion limit)

    11/15/2019 2:11:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/14/19 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Bernard Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday are introducing legislation that calls for a guaranteed right to housing and would put up to $180 billion over 10 years toward retrofitting and cutting carbon emissions in federal public housing. The legislation would amend federal law to say it’s the policy of the U.S. to use federal funds and the credit of the country “to guarantee the right to housing for every individual” - an expansive view of government reach reflected in their “Green New Deal” to combat climate change. The bill provides money for solar panels and renewable energy...
  • Record closes for all three indices to end the week (Dow-Jones 28,004)

    11/15/2019 1:21:23 PM PST · by Ken H · 37 replies
    Forex Live ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Greg Michalowski
    The Dow above 28000 for the first time ever. Indices close at record all time high levels. The major indices are closing at records. The Dow hits 28,000 for the 1st time ever and looks like my close above that level as well. The S&P index and NASDAQ index are also trading at record levels and closed at the highs. It is hard to get any better than that.
  • Flashback: Obama Fired All Bush Appointed Ambassadors In 2008

    11/15/2019 1:20:57 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2019 | Shelby Talcott
    The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday about President Donald Trump firing her amid an alleged “smear campaign,” but firing ambassadors appointed by former presidents is commonplace. Former President Barack Obama fired all ambassadors appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2008, The Washington Post previously reported. Yovanovitch testified Friday that the Trump administration, including the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, “kneecapped” her. She said State Department leaders did not support her after being recalled in May. “Political ambassadors sometimes are permitted to stay on briefly during a new administration, but the sweeping nature of the...
  • BSA Troop 4640 made entirely of girls

    11/15/2019 1:11:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 67 replies
    abc ^ | November 5, 2019
    A group of girls in Pearland, Texas, are blazing new trails as the members of Scouts BSA Troop 4640. Troop 4640 performs the same tasks as any group of scouts. They camp, earn merit badges and even participate in axe throwing. But this troop is unique because it consists of only girls. "I wanted to join Scouts BSA because my brother has been in scouting for a very long time and I've always loved the things he's done," said Brenna Tate, a 13-year-old member of Troop 4640. "I've always just wanted to go camping and, in general, learn about the...
  • Black N.J. leaders want to explore reparations over slavery in the state

    11/15/2019 1:11:44 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | November 15, 2019 | Brent Johnson and Tennyson Donnie Coleman
    A group of black state lawmakers are calling for New Jersey to examine its historic role in slavery and possibly pay reparations to its black residents. Leaders of the state’s Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday introduced a bill that would establish the New Jersey Reparations Task Force. If approved, the panel would research the history of slavery in the Garden State, any racial discrimination and disparity that stemmed from it, and how the state could help make up for it.
  • 2014: Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State [The Deep State Hiding in Plain Sight]

    11/15/2019 10:13:11 AM PST · by Swarthy Greek Immigrant · 41 replies ^ | February 21, 2014 | Mike Lofgren
    The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street. All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council. Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the...
  • A Chinese Navy with 10 Aircraft Carriers? It Could Happen.

    11/15/2019 11:53:18 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 54 replies
    The National Interest via yahoo ^ | November 13, 2019 | Richard D. Fisher Jr. ,
    In his reaction to the December 6 Chinese Global Times article quoting experts saying China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) may require five or six aircraft carriers, David Axe wrote an article asking, “Could Beijing really pull it off?” The short answer is that Beijing is just getting started.