Thursday, September 21, 2017

VA Secretary “RE-FIRES” person he fired in April


At Hot Air by  JAZZ SHAW

More than a month ago we talked about the problems that VA Secretary David Shulkin was having in attempting to fire delinquent D.C. medical center Director Brian Hawkins. The soon-to-be ex-employee was in charge of a center where unsanitary conditions were placing the lives of veterans under his care at risk.

On top of that, sensitive VA documents had been sent to his private email server (wait… am I the only person on the planet without a private server?) along with various other irregularities.

After being placed in an administrative position during an investigation, Shulkin moved to implement new policies put in place by the President and fired Hawkins. That didn’t last long because, as a member of the Senior Executive Service....


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WaPo: Defiant Outsider Roy Moore Aims for ‘New Level of Disruption in the U.S. Senate’ Against the Swamp Status Quo








It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me



 At The Hill by Sheryl Attkission


Many in the media are diving deeply into minutiae in order to discredit any notion that President Trump might have been onto something in March when he fired off a series of tweets claiming President Obama had “tapped” “wires” in Trump Tower just before the election.

According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed “wiretap” the former head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials — or Trump himself — communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too.

But we’re missing the bigger story.

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Globalism: The existential enemy of sovereignty security and prosperity


At Independent Sentinel by Linda Goudsmit

President Trump’s 9.19.17 speech at the UN was powerfully clear – the three foundational missions of the United Nations are the three foundational missions of the United States and every member nation: to protect their sovereignty, preserve their security, and promote their prosperity.

Sovereignty security and prosperity are the three pillars that support world peace. The United Nation’s stated mission relies on the nationalism of cooperating sovereign nation states to preserve security, promote prosperity, and make the world a safer place. Here is the problem.

Globalism is antithetical to nationalism. President Trump is surrounded by globalist advisors and the United Nations has become an advocate of globalism.

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Justice Department Fights Back Against Media Bias




At Lifezette by Jim Stinson

The Justice Department is fighting back against the predominantly liberal mainstream media, after a rash of misleading fact-checks and claims about crime and President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

Justice Department officials fired a big warning shot on Sunday, when Ian Prior, the department’s principal deputy director of public affairs, upbraided The Washington Post for a September 1 fact-checking article on claims made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The Justice Department is also pushing back on claims made by New York Times reporters on a podcast that detainers issued against illegal immigrants are unconstitutional.

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Tillerson, Haley Clash Over Iran Nuclear Deal


At Free Beacon by Adam Kredo

In a sign of the ongoing internal dissent over ending the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, multiple sources told the Washington Free Beacon that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley have been at odds over the deal, with Trump's U.N. ambassador privately expressing dismay with Tillerson over his continued efforts to preserve the nuclear agreement.

Tillerson and Haley held a private powwow Wednesday with international leaders regarding the future of the nuclear deal, a sign of Haley's vital role in the Trump administration's key foreign policy issue.

The meeting is likely to underscore mounting tensions between Haley and Tillerson on the issue, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, who told the Free Beacon that Haley views Tillerson's efforts to preserve the deal as anathema to Trump's own policy agenda.

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Why Trump Is So Much Fun


At Powerline by Steven Hayward 


I’ll probably never be able to make up my mind fully about President Trump, and I am sure a number of our commenters will pounce on this opening. But just about every time I think he’s blundered or shown himself not up to the job, something changes my mind as the dust settles.

First, as Scott and Paul noted, his speech to the UN this week was terrific. Geez—you’d think from the reaction Trump called the Soviet Union an evil empire or something.

Even more satisfying is how Trump continually confounds the efforts of the DC Swamp Monsters to make him conform to the “normal” rules and procedures of Washington. These two front page headlines from the Washington Post this week tell the story:


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Rising Surveillance scandal 'bigger than Russia'




At Speroforum by Martin Barillas

Author and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said in an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News that the surveillance conducted by the Obama administration on Trump campaign director Paul Manafort was an “egregious” abuse of power that endangers the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution and dwarfs the allegations made about alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 general election.

There is speculation that the FBI, through the Obama administration’s FISA requests, taped Manafort’s conversations with Donald Trump into 2017.

According to CNN, Manafort had been under FBI surveillance since 2014 and into this year. Manafort served briefly as Trump’s campaign director in 2016, and the two remained in contact this year.

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FBI and DOJ Refusing To Comply With Subpoena Over Trump Dossier…Hello Jeff Sessions?



At 100percentfedup

Hello Jeff Sessions! Where is the DOJ’s leader these days? Something tells us the Trump Dossier will end up being the bombshell that exposes Comey, Brennan and Clapper and all of the other criminals who used this dossier to spy on Trump. Obama used the dossier to spy on Trump!

Anyone who followed the Obama White House intel policy outcomes will know that DNI Clapper and CIA Director John Brennan were the two primary political operatives weaponizing intelligence.But it gets better…Comey comes into play:

Remember the bombshell testimony of the Hermitage Capital CEO where the origin of the Fusion GPS ‘Russian Dossier’ was discussed? CEO Browder stated the Russian government paid Fusion GPS to create the Steele propaganda dossier on candidate Donald Trump.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Liberals Hate Trump’s Wall More Than They Love ‘Dreamers’





At Lifezette by Brendan Kirby


Democrats and liberals hate the idea of a border wall so much that they would abandon the so-called “dreamers” if it were part of an amnesty compromise, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Bloomberg/Morning Consult survey not surprisingly found widespread support for granting legal status to illegal immigrants whose parents brought them as children to the United States. The survey, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent, shows that 73 percent of Democrats and 75 percent of liberals want the so-called “dreamers” to be able to get U.S. citizenship if they meet certain requirements.

[.]  But a majority of liberals and Democrats would oppose letting the dreamers stay if Congress funded construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border as part of the deal.

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Why Obama Really Spied on Trump


At FrontPageMag

Last week, CNN revealed (and excused) one phase of the Obama spying operation on Trump. After lying about it on MSNBC, Susan Rice admitted unmasking the identities of Trump officials to Congress.

Rice was unmasking the names of Trump officials a month before leaving office. The targets may have included her own successor, General Flynn, who was forced out of office using leaked surveillance.

While Rice’s targets weren’t named, the CNN story listed a meeting with Flynn, Bannon and Kushner.

Bannon was Trump’s former campaign chief executive and a senior adviser. Kushner is a senior adviser. Those are exactly the people you spy on to get an insight into what your political opponents plan to do.

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One of the Most Disturbing NY Times Articles Yet


At Independent Sentinel by S. Noble

The NY Times published a most troubling article Tuesday titled, Undercover With the Alt-Right. It is very disturbing because of its extreme dishonesty, its goal of tying innocent people to violent hate groups, and its ties to George Soros and the hard-left.

It summarizes the experiences of Patrik Hermansson, a Swedish graduate student and a man of the far-left, who posed as an alt-right operative purportedly to write a thesis about the suppression of right-wing speech. He was sent to act as a mole by an Orwellian Soros-funded UK organization, Hope Not Hate.

He has traveled from London to New York to Charlottesville “into the heart of a dangerous movement that is experiencing a profound rejuvenation,” the authors of the article explain.
While the alt-left is rising in the form of very dangerous and large organizations like Black Lives Matter, Antifa and The Revolutionary Communist Party, among others, the NY Times is obsessed with a very small movement of lunatics they like to call right-wing though the KKK was a Democrat organization and the neo-Nazis are Socialists [left-wing].
 
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Paul Craig Roberts Exhorts "Whatever Happened To America?"




At Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden


Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

Dear Friends and Supporters, this is my quarterly call for your financial support. There is no one who will write for you more frankly and truthfully than I do. This article is long. Read it. Twice, three times. You will learn an important part of your history that has been cast into the Memory Hole. You will learn the nature of the danger that we as a people face. And you will learn a lot about yourselves. PCR

 

Whatever Happened to America?

Over the course of my lifetime, America has become an infantile country.
When I was born America was a nation. Today it is a diversity country in which various segments divided by race, gender, and sexual preference, preach hate toward other segments. Currently white heterosexual males are losing in the hate game, but once hate is unleashed it can turn on any and every one. Working class white males understand that they are the new underclass in a diversity country in which everyone has privileges except them. Many of the university educated group of heterosexual white males are too brainwashed to understand what is happening to them. Indeed, some of them are so successfully brainwashed that they think it is their just punishment as a white male to be downtrodden.

Donald Trump’s presidency has been wrecked by hate groups, i.e., the liberal/progressive/left who hate the “racist, misogynist, homophobic, gun nut working class” that elected Trump (see Eric Draitser, “Why He Won,” in CounterPunch, vol. 23, No. 1, 2017). For the liberal/progressive/left Trump is an illegitimate president because he was elected by illegitimate voters.
Today the American left hates the working class with such intensity that the left is comfortable with the left’s alliance with the One Percent and the military/security complex against Trump.

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GOP odds rise on ObamaCare repeal






At The Hill

The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are going all-in on a last-ditch effort to replace ObamaCare.

Earlier this month, the GOP effort was all but dead as Republican leaders pivoted to tax reform. But the health-care legislation has picked up a significant amount of momentum over the past several days.

“I’ve never felt better about where we’re at,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the bill’s sponsors, told reporters after senators met with Vice President Pence to discuss the new health-care proposal.

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McCarthy: Something fishy about Obama officials' Manafort wiretapping denials



At WND by Andrew C. McCarthy
Greg Corombos

After months of current and former federal officials insisting there was no merit to allegations the government conducted surveillance on Donald Trump or his campaign during the 2016 cycle, there are now reports that former campaign manager Paul Manafort was being wiretapped.

After Trump tweeted his frustration at the Obama administration for green-lighting the alleged wiretapping, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper rejected the assertion.

“For the part of the national security apparatus that I oversaw as DNI, there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect as a candidate or against his campaign,” said Clapper on NBC’s “Meet the Press” back in March.

But CNN’s revelation that the government did procure a FISA warrant against Manafort and conduct surveillance on him in 2016 and 2017 brings such denials under the spotlight once again.  Most importantly, did they lie?

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