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CONFIRMED: Leaked Classified Docs Show Obama Intel Agency Illegally Spied on Americans For Years

16 hours 3 min ago

A new bombshell report from Circa News via leaked classified documents confirms what we have suspected to be true about the Obama administration. Obama’s Intel agency conducted illegal searches on Americans for years. 

Via Circa News:

The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent of the problems until the final days before Donald Trump was elected president last fall, according to once top-secret documents that chronicle some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community.

More than 5 percent, or one out of every 20 searches seeking upstream Internet data on Americans inside the NSA’s so-called Section 702 database violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence chiefs vowed to follow in 2011, according to one classified internal report reviewed by Circa.

The Obama administration self-disclosed the problems at a closed-door hearing Oct. 26 before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that set off alarm. Trump was elected less than two weeks later.

The normally supportive court excoriated administration officials, saying the failure to disclose the extent of the violations earlier amounted to a “institutional lack of candor” and that the improper searches constituted a “very serious Fourth Amendment issue,” according to a recently unsealed court document dated April 26, 2017.

The admitted violations undercut one of the primary defenses that the intelligence community and Obama officials have used in recent weeks to justify their snooping into incidental NSA intercepts about Americans.

Circa has reported that there was  a three-fold increase in NSA data searches about Americans and a rise in the unmasking of U.S. person’s identities in intelligence reports after Obama loosened the privacy rules in 2011.

Officials like former National Security Adviser Susan Rice have argued their activities were legals under the so-called minimization rule changes Obama made and that the intelligence agencies were strictly monitored to avoid abuses.

The intelligence court and the NSA’s own internal watchdog found that not to be true.

“Since 2011, NSA’s minimization procedures have prohibited use of U.S.-person identifiers to query the results of upstream Internet collections under Section 702,” the unsealed court ruling declared. “The Oct. 26, 2016 notice informed the court that NSA analysts had been conducting such queries inviolation of that prohibition, with much greater frequency than had been previously disclosed to the Court.”

Read the full report by Circa News here.

Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for yearshttps://t.co/B1w0oGQ3e9 pic.twitter.com/jfMRTAb6yl

— Circa (@Circa) May 24, 2017

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BREAKING – General Flynn Hit With 2 New Subpoenas After Pleading 5th Amendment

16 hours 26 min ago

TGP recently reported that General Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on Monday in Senate Intelligence Committee testimony.

Today, General Flynn was hit with two new subpoenas, this time the Committee directed the subpoenas at his businesses believing he won’t be able to plead the 5th.

Via Circa News:

The Senate Intelligence Committee slapped Michael Flynn two new subpoenas to turn over documents about his contacts with Russian officials on Tuesday, Politico reported. The Congressional move surfaced just one day after the former national security adviser invoked the Fifth Amendment to circumvent a pervious subpoena.

This time, the Committee directed the subpoenas at his businesses, believing he can’t plead the Fifth.

“While we disagree with Gen. Flynn’s lawyer’s interpretation of taking the Fifth, it is even more clear that a business does not have a right to take the Fifth if it’s a corporation,” said top committee Democrat Mark Warner of Virginia.

Prior to his brief stint as Trump’s national security adviser, Flynn ran a consulting firm called the Flynn Intel Group.

Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, remained adamant about obtaining information from Flynn.

“If in fact there’s not a response, we’ll seek additional counsel advice on how to proceed forward,” Burr said at a joint press briefing with Warner. “At the end of that option is a contempt charge, and I’ve said that everything is on the table.”

Via Politico:

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that it is his “strong suspicion” that the Intelligence panel will demand that Flynn appear, a move that Schumer is encouraging.

“He ought to comply with the request for documents. There is no immunity of Fifth Amendment rights when it comes to documents and therefore he ought to send those over,” Schumer said on Tuesday. “He should comply and there will be consequences if he doesn’t.”

This is a witch hunt against General Flynn in order to distract from the REAL crimes committed by the Obama administration. Why isn’t Hillary Clinton getting this type of treatment when she has blatantly broken the law over and over again for decades?

 

Senate Intelligence Committee slapped Michael Flynn with two more subpoenashttps://t.co/T5VOI3Yenz pic.twitter.com/jU0tcxuvNU

— Circa (@Circa) May 23, 2017

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Nancy Pelosi Incoherently Rambles About Russia Hoax, Claims NRA is Part of Intelligence Community (VIDEO)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:46

Washington D.C. – Chief Political Correspondent for CNN, Dana Bash interviewed House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi today at the 2017 Fiscal Summit. Nancy Pelosi went on a strange, incoherent rant about the Trump-Russia hoax where she claimed the NRA is actually a part of the Intelligence Community. 

Nancy Pelosi should be at home in a rocking chair knitting or playing Sudoku. Unfortunately, we are still subjected to her mental illness after being a government swamp creature who has lived off the largess of taxpayers too long.

This clip of Nancy Pelosi, like many others is painful to watch. Major cringe!

Pelosi: “Talk about Russia undermined our election. They did it. (Incoherent babble)…not even any question. They hacked. They leaked. They disrupted. The question is was there collusion (babbling)…you can’t know until you have the full fledged facts.

And to have a President say to the…uh Director of the FBI, the DNI, Director of National Intelligence or the NRA person that um, uh that, that uh they should not go forward. Uhhh it raises questions that need to be answered in a facts and law way.”

I hate to break it to you, Nancy Pelosi, but the National Rifle Association is not a part of our Intelligence Community.

VIDEO:

Pelosi seems to think the NRA is part of the intelligence community.

Time to hang em’ up, Nancy – long overdue. pic.twitter.com/gwWc5AUwP7

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) May 23, 2017

 

 

H/T Josh Caplan

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REPORT: Scientists Claim Europe Was the Birthplace of Mankind, Not Africa

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:00

Scientists claim Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa. Scientists now have new claims about the true origin of our species and evolutionary history.

Most experts have believed for quite some time that our human lineage deviated from apes around seven million years ago in Africa. Two fossils of an “ape-like creature which had human-like teeth” were found in Bulgaria and Greece. They are dated at being 7.2 million years old.

The creature – “Graecopithecus freybergi”, or “El Graeco” – proves that our hominid ancestors were starting to evolve in Europe a whole 200,000 years before the earliest hominids in Africa.

Telegraph UK reports:

An international team of researchers say the findings entirely change the beginning of human history and place the last common ancestor of both chimpanzees and humans – the so-called Missing Link – in the Mediterranean region.

At that time climate change had turned Eastern Europe into an open savannah which forced apes to find new food sources, sparking a shift towards bipedalism, the researchers believe.

Read more about this shocking discovery here.

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NOW: Congressional Aides Fear Politicians Are Being Blackmailed by Suspects in IT Breach

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:43

Confusion reigns supreme among Congressional technology aides after four former House IT workers, who have since been banned from the congressional network, committed data-theft and yet continues to go generally ignored.

Imran Awan and his three relatives worked for the House of Representatives in the IT department but were banned by police after suspicion arose that the brothers broke into congressional computers without permission. TGP previously reported on this story.

The Daily Caller has released a detailed look at this situation, the following is a direct excerpt:

Five Capitol Hill technology aides told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group that members of Congress have displayed an inexplicable and intense loyalty towards the suspects who police say victimized them. The baffled aides wonder if the suspects are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, to which they had full access.

“I don’t know what they have, but they have something on someone. It’s been months at this point” with no arrests, said Pat Sowers, who has managed IT for several House offices for 12 years. “Something is rotten in Denmark.”

A manager at a tech-services company that works with Democratic House offices said he approached congressional offices, offering their services at one-fourth the price of Awan and his Pakistani brothers, but the members declined. At the time, he couldn’t understand why his offers were rejected but now he suspects the Awans exerted some type of leverage over members.

“There’s no question about it: If I was accused of a tenth of what these guys are accused of, they’d take me out in handcuffs that same day, and I’d never work again,” he said.

The Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak, an investigative reporter, penned a comprehensive piece on the topic, which you can read in full here.

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EXPLOSIVE REVELATION: HIGH-RANKING DNC REP ATTEMPTED TO STOP DETECTIVE INVESTIGATING SETH RICH MURDER

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:19

In a groundbreaking report, it was discovered that Donna Brazile, former DNC Chairwoman and high-ranking DNC rep, tried to put an end into the Seth Rich investigations. Ms. Brazile allegedly called the private investigator handling the case, accused him of “snooping” and demanded to know why the investigation was still going on.

VIA WND:

“The high-ranking DNC official that called the police after I inquired about Rich’s case was Donna Brazile,” veteran homicide detective Rod Wheeler told WND. “Why shouldn’t I reveal who it was?”

Brazile, who was also a CNN contributor and a Hillary for America donor at the time, was caught providing Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton with questions that would later be asked of Clinton at a televised CNN town hall. In an interview with Fox News before the election, Brazile denied leaking the questions to Clinton. But in a March 17, 2017, column for Time magazine, she finally admitted doing so, saying it was a “mistake I will forever regret.”

A spokesman for the Rich family has repeatedly criticized detective Wheeler, who was hired by Rich’s family in March to find the DNC staffer’s murderer, for not ruling out the possibility that Rich may have leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks. The Rich family recently sent Wheeler a “cease and desist” order to stop his investigation into the murder.

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Rumblings: Top DNC and Hillary Lackeys Fear Investigation of Seth Rich

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 19:01

On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone.

Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.

Seth Rich’s father Joel told reporters, “If it was a robbery — it failed because he still has his watch, he still has his money — he still has his credit cards, still had his phone so it was a wasted effort except we lost a life.”

The Metropolitan police posted a reward for information on Rich’s murder.
Seth Rich Bloomingdale2

In August Wikileaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on the murder of DNC staffer Seth rich.

Julian Assange also suggested in August that Seth Rich was a Wikileaks informant.
Via Mike Cernovich:

Was Seth Rich, the source of #DNCleaks, murdered? https://t.co/bKwYQJcmQp

— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 10, 2016

This past weekend entrepreneur and hacker Kim DotCom admitted he was involved in the Wikileaks Podesta email scandal along with Seth Rich.

It wasn’t the Russians.

On Monday Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted out a cryptic message on Seth Rich.

WikiLeaks has never disclosed a source. Sources sometimes talk to other parties but identities never emerge from WikiLeaks. #SethRich

— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 22, 2017

Also on Monday, Kim Dotcom said he would be meeting with his lawyers so that everything goes smoothly.

His nickname was Panda #SethRich pic.twitter.com/R4JNmv6JYR

— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 23, 2017

@KimDotcom Proof Seth Rich was Panda4Progress, he was tagged in this photo. pic.twitter.com/IfRtTpbagV

— Dana (@dhartmann23) May 23, 2017

UPDATE: 

An anonymous poster on 4Chan’s /pol/ posted the following message:

“I’m the anon who posted the original about SEIU.

You all have done it. They’re going crazy trying to figure out how you connected SEIU with Seth.

His killers are not the kids found in the gold van, his killers are still alive. The people who set it up (Jen Palmieri, John Podesta, Robby Took) are shitting bricks and lawyering up.

Please look more into the data/times of SEIU events around the time he died. Also realize that you are taking on an octopus that has its tentacles in every aspect of politics, but if you keep pushing the head will be cut off.

SEIU links to events
Brad Bauman is scared, keep pushing on him because he will make mistakes

Look into the trolls on social media, research who they work for and what their agenda in trying to cover this up would be

Get the surveillance video SEIU links.

I cannot stress this enough. There should be a paper trail linking Palmieri/Mook to payments made.

You are getting so close. Just keep pushing.”

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WOW! Cosmopolitan Magazine Actually Uses Manchester Tragedy To Push PRO-Muslim Narrative, FAILS

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:53

The MSM never ceases the chance to jump into every tragedy committed by Islamic Extremists to push a moronically pro-Muslim agenda. This time, they managed to show an incredible amount of cultural ignorance and offend all sides concerned while pushing their narrative.

It all started when a Twitter user posted an image of a taxi driver in Manchester offering help to victims of the Islamic Extremist’s deadly terror attack.

As the caption clearly reads, the taxi driver is Sikh, an Indian religion that is about as far from Muslim as you can get. Sikhs believe that “There is no Hindu, there is no Muslim,” meaning that all people and all spiritualities are equal. Let’s compare that with the Koran that states, “Kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing.” So, Muslim ideology believes that Mohamad is the only profit and if you disagree with them they have every right to kill you; the two religions don’t sound too similar, do they?

Well, that didn’t stop one Cosmopolitan writer from taking the image and giving it her own special “spin.”

Twitter users from every ideology were quick to point out how transparent Cosmopolitan’s attempt was:

Hey @Cosmopolitan Sikhs r not Muslims. Who do u have on you social media marketing? A preschooler? @mr_nv_ @DaytimeRenegade @terrymendozer pic.twitter.com/vGtZ6bhxt0

— Becca (@becasilverstein) May 23, 2017

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/867080910943997952

Dear @Cosmopolitan , Sikhs are not Muslim, and I'm highly offended by this tweet. pic.twitter.com/D7EgQkoaTP

— Kevin Chappell (@ImThatGuy21317) May 23, 2017

wow @Cosmopolitan @CosmoIndia hates Sikhs. that is so rude!! Why did you do that Cosmo?? HATE FILLED FAKE NEWS MEDIA https://t.co/jHL0g4Zte1

— Standing Up 4 Trump (@UTHornsRawk) May 23, 2017

 

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BOOM! Ex-CIA Chief Brennan: Trump Never Pressured Intelligence Community to Drop Flynn Investigation (VIDEO)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 18:39

Former CIA Director, John Brennan testified before the House today about the 2016 election interference. When Dem. Rep. Adam Schiff asked Brennan if Trump or his aides pressured the Intelligence Community to drop the Flynn investigation, he said a clear and concise, ‘No, sir”.

The biased left-wing media recently ran a story claiming that Trump asked two top intelligence officials to deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia.

Adam Schiff: “With respect to the allegations made recently that the President or his aides may have sought to enlist the member of the IC or Director Comey himself to drop the Flynn investigation, uh have any members of the IC shared with you their concerns that the President was attempting to enlist the help of the people in the intelligence community to drop the Flynn investigation?”

Brennan: “No, sir.”

Adam Schiff: “Are you aware of any efforts the President has made who enlist the support of the intelligence community personnel to push back on a narrative involving the collusion issue that Mr. Rooney was asking about?”

Brennan: “I am unaware of it.”

Former FBI Director, Comey also said under oath on May 3rd that the Trump DOJ had not pressured him to halt investigations. This, however, won’t be enough for the media to stop beating the dead Trump-Russia horse. Without these bogus Russia accusations, the media would have nothing to talk about.

Ex-CIA Chief Brennan: @POTUS has never pressured intelligence community to drop Flynn investigation. pic.twitter.com/SLht8sfQJa

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) May 23, 2017

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BOOM!! Kim Dot.Com DROPS BOMBSHELL! — SETH RICH LEAKED DNC EMAILS TO WIKILEAKS

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:01

KIM DOT.COM DROPS BOMB!
SETH RICH INVOLVED IN LEAKED PODESTA EMAILS!

Kim Dot.Com: “I KNOW THAT SETH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.”

Internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted on Saturday that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich to get stolen DNC emails to Wikileaks.

It wasn’t the Russians.


Kim DotCom and the late DNC operative Seth Rich

Kim DotCom announced he will release more details on Tuesday about his operation with Seth Rich and Wikileaks.

BREAKING—- KIM DOTCOM RELEASED THE DOCUMENTS MOMENTS AGO——–

He is willing to come to the US and give testimony if it is required.
Via Kim.com:

I KNOW THAT SETCH RICH WAS INVOLVED IN THE DNC LEAK.

I know this because in late 2014 a person contacted me about helping me to start a branch of the Internet Party in the United States. He called himself Panda. I now know that Panda was Seth Rich.

Panda advised me that he was working on voter analytics tools and other technologies that the Internet Party may find helpful.

I communicated with Panda on a number of topics including corruption and the influence of corporate money in politics.

“He wanted to change that from the inside.”
I was referring to what I knew when I did an interview with Bloomberg in New Zealand in May 2015. In that interview I hinted that Julian Assange and Wikileaks would release information about Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

The Rich family has reached out to me to ask that I be sensitive to their loss in my public comments. That request is entirely reasonable.

I have consulted with my lawyers. I accept that my full statement should be provided to the authorities and I am prepared to do that so that there can be a full investigation. My lawyers will speak with the authorities regarding the proper process.

If my evidence is required to be given in the United States I would be prepared to do so if appropriate arrangements are made. I would need a guarantee from Special Counsel Mueller, on behalf of the United States, of safe passage from New Zealand to the United States and back. In the coming days we will be communicating with the appropriate authorities to make the necessary arrangements. In the meantime, I will make no further comment.

STATEMENT FROM
KIM DOTCOM

UPDATE: Kim DotCom posted this tweet after releasing his earlier statement.
“Seth Rich Was a Hero”

#SethRich was a hero#SethRich changed history#SethRich exposed the corrupt
Here is my statement > https://t.co/ODCOqaA6Q1

— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 23, 2017

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MANCHESTER BOMBER SALMAN ABEDI=> Former Refugee From Libya

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:29

A large explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.
SEVERAL FATALITIES WERE REPORTED — And many others were injured in the blasts.

22 people were killed in the suicide attack.
One of the victims was an 8 year-old girl.

Police identified 22 year-old killer Salman Abedi as the suicide bomber.

JUST IN: @CBSNews can now confirm Salman Abedi as the name of the suspected Manchester bomber pic.twitter.com/nJxcPxlmRZ

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 23, 2017

Salman Abedi was a Libyan refugee to England.

The Telegraph reported:

The suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured dozens more at the Manchester Arena has been named as 22-year-old Salman Abedi, according to US officials.

Born in Manchester in 1994, the second youngest of four children his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the Gaddafi regime.

His parents were both born in Libya but appear to have emigrated to London before moving to the Fallowfield area of south Manchester where they have lived for at least ten years.

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So Sad=> After a Night of Panicked Pleas for Information – 8 Yr-Old Saffie Rose Roussos Found Dead in Manchester Arena

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:35

A large explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.
SEVERAL FATALITIES WERE REPORTED — And many others were injured in the blasts.

22 people were killed in the suicide attack.
One of the victims was an 8 year-old girl.

The Islamic State’s Amaq Mews claimed responsibility for the bloody attack on children.

Last night pleas were posted on Twitter and Facebook on the whereabouts of eight year-old Saffie Rose Roussos.

There is not such thing as business as usual today in Britain. Damn you Andy Burnham pic.twitter.com/yFjB3HZfTr

— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 23, 2017

STILL MISSING: Saffie Rose Roussos ,8yrs old
Missing from Manchester attack

*NOT BEEN FOUND*, WILL CHANGE ONCE SHE HAS

Pls share pic.twitter.com/FQW0PaNftI

— Jonathon Smith (@jomasm8) May 23, 2017

#RT STILL MISSING: Saffie Rose Roussos ,8yrs old
Missing from Manchester attack
PLEASE SHARE!

07837253446 pic.twitter.com/ncBhF5hULD

— Darren (@DarrenDuffy8) May 23, 2017

This morning Manchester police announced eight year-old Saffie was the youngest victim in the terrorist attack.

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ISIS Concert Bomber Identified: Islamist Salman Abedi – Officials Say Killer Is Known to Them!

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:54

A large explosion went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.
SEVERAL FATALITIES WERE REPORTED — And many others were injured in the blasts.

22 people were killed in the suicide attack.
One of the victims was an 8 year-old girl.

The Islamic State’s Amaq Mews claimed responsibility for the bloody attack.

The first ISIS report by Amaq News Agency claims the terror group killed 30 people in the explosion

30 "Crusaders" killed, claims Amaq #Manchester pic.twitter.com/uQudvbPLOs

— Blazing Fury (@FuryBlazing) May 23, 2017

Police identified 29 year-old killer Salman Abedi as the suicide bomber.

JUST IN: @CBSNews can now confirm Salman Abedi as the name of the suspected Manchester bomber pic.twitter.com/nJxcPxlmRZ

— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 23, 2017

Police have raided a flat in Royston Court in Carlton Road, Whalley Range, Manchester.@IsraelNewsOrg @richcmather pic.twitter.com/sfVF8QQe4X

— Carlton Overseas (@DavidCarltonM21) May 23, 2017

MORE— UK officials said Salman Abedi is known to them.
WREG reported:

MANCHESTER — CBS News can now confirm authorities believe the suspect responsible for the deadly Manchester Arena attack is 23-year-old Salman Abedi.

Authorities said the suspect is known to them, but wouldn’t release further details….

A second 23-year-old was also arrested Tuesday in South Manchester.

Monday night’s attack was carried out by a lone suspect, but officials are trying to figure out who knew about the attack before hand and if there was a network of people helping.

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ISIS Media Claims Responsibility for Manchester Concert Bombing

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:37

TWO EXPLOSIONS Went off at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on Monday night.
SEVERAL FATALITIES REPORTED — And many others were injured in the blasts.

22 people were killed in the suicide attack.
One of the victims is 8 years old.

The Manchester arena holds 21,000 people.

The Islamic State’s Amaq Mews claimed responsibility for the bloody attack.

The first ISIS report by Amaq News Agency claims the terror group killed 30 people in the explosion

30 "Crusaders" killed, claims Amaq #Manchester pic.twitter.com/uQudvbPLOs

— Blazing Fury (@FuryBlazing) May 23, 2017

ISIS released a second statement that was more like a typical response.

Amaq claim for Manchester followed now: pic.twitter.com/fGLPEXNT6x

— Björn Stritzel (@bjoernstritzel) May 23, 2017

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Comey Cancels Wednesday Hearing with House So He Can Talk to FBI Predecessor Mueller Who’s Heading Russia Probe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:15

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Former FBI Director James Comey who was fired by President Donald Trump earlier this month apparently has asked to postpone his scheduled meeting Wednesday with Congress so he can first speak with Special Counsel.

NeverTrumper Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Oversight & Government Reform Committee, tweeted out yesterday:

Spoke with Comey. He wants to speak with Special Counsel prior to public testimony. Hearing Wed postponed. @GOPoversight”

 

Spoke with Comey. He wants to speak with Special Counsel prior to public testimony. Hearing Wed postponed. @GOPoversight

— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) May 22, 2017

Politico reported this story yesterday but apparently changed their headline because DrudgeReport.com’s link to the story no longer works:

Drudge Report noted “Comey testimony postponed so he can meet with Mueller”.

Former FBI Head and Comey’s predecessor at the FBI, Robert Mueller, is now the appointed Russia Investigation Special Council.  The question arises why Comey would want to speak with Mueller before Congress?

Comey is now famous for having investigated and refused to press charges against Bill and Hillary Clinton at least four different times in his career in Washington, DC while his family appears to have benefitted nicely.  Meuller is now famous for having delivered highly enriched uranium to Russia during his career as Head of the FBI and also is known for caving to the demands of Muslim groups during this same time span.

Now we are supposed to expect that these two fair minded individuals are going to meet within the next week before Comey speaks to Congress and this is all ok? Do you think that Comey will have the conversation recorded or will it be like the discussion Comey had with Hillary Clinton last year in regards to her criminal acts while as Secretary of State and not record the discussion?

Apparently far left Politico thinks its a big deal because they changed their reporting so not to highlight this meeting.

 

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Michelle Obama Breaks Church Rules and Enters Siena Cathedral with Tacky Open Shoulder Top

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:45

Rules are for the little people.

Barack and Michelle Obama are vacationing in Sienna, Tuscany this week.
The two arrived in Italy on Friday.

Michelle Obama wore a classless shoulder-bearing top and khaki pants.

The UK Daily Mail said she looked “especially glamorous.”
The commenters at The Daily Mail strongly disagreed saying her choice was “not appropriate” and it “looks like a napkin.”

Barack and Michelle Obama were visiting the Duomo di Siena – the Sienna Cathedral.

Michelle broke the dress code. Women are required to cover their shoulders when entering the historic Catholic cathedral

But not Michelle Obama. She’s above all that.

Thank goodness for Melania Trump.

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews Cuts to Fake WaPo Russia Story as Manchester Victims Scream in Background (VIDEO)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:55

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews cut away from video of people in Manchester Arena screaming and running after a terror attack Monday night in order to talk about a fake news WaPo story about Trump and Russia.

Chris Matthews begins by reporting on the breaking news of the terrorist attack in Manchester Arena: “Police say there have been a number of fatalities and a serious incident after a concert at Manchester arena. A senior U.S. intelligence official tells NBC news there has been an explosion.”

As people are screaming and running for their lives, Matthews says, “We’ll get the latest on that in a minute. We begin however, with the shocking news in Washington tonight.”

And what’s the shocking news? Chris Matthews was so excited about a new fake news WaPo story that he was practically foaming at the mouth as he spewed more Trump-Russia nonsense.

“The Washington Post reports tonight that President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials to publicly deny any evidence with collusion with the Russians during the 2016 Presidential election.”

Nothing will stop the fake news media from talking about the Russians, not even a terrorist attack on the West that specifically targeted children. This is how far the mainstream media has fallen. These people are absolutely sick! Shame on Chris Matthews and MSNBC.

 

 

VIDEO via The Daily Caller:

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SUICIDE BOMBER=>British Authorities: Body Found at Blast Site Indicated a Suicide Attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 02:39

As TGP reported earlier, SEVERAL FATALITIES– MANY INJURED AFTER TWO EXPLOSIONS AT ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT IN MANCHESTER, BRITAIN.

British authorities are now saying it was a suicide bomber and the attack is being treated as terrorism.

Via NBC News:

Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism. A senior White House official told NBC News that President Donald Trump, who is on a visit to Jerusalem, had been briefed.

Police said the explosion took place outside the arena, which is near the Manchester Victoria transit station, as the concert ended at about 10:35 p.m. local time (5:35 p.m. ET), catching people as they exited.

Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, said investigators were coordinating with British intelligence.

“This is clearly a very concerning time for everyone,” he said at a brief news conference early Tuesday.

Multiple senior U.S. law enforcement officials briefed by British authorities told NBC News that forensic evidence at the scene — including a body found at the blast site — indicated a suicide attack. U.S. officials said initial reports indicated that some of the casualties might have been caused by a stampede of concert-goers.

“My thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected,” May said in a brief statement, noting that police are handling the explosion as “an appalling terrorist attack.”

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Defiant Brazilian President: ‘I Will Not Resign, Oust Me If You Want’

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:40

Monday, Brazilian President Michel Temer will not step down even if formally indicted by the Supreme Court, he said in an interview in Folha de S. Paulo, Brazil’s largest newspaper.

A three-year-long corruption investigation has reached a peak with the disclosure last week of a recording that appears to show Temer “condoning the payment of hush money to a jailed lawmaker,” Reuters reports.

Reuters reports:

The Supreme Court has opened an investigation into the revelations that were part of plea bargain testimony by the billionaire owners of meatpacking giant JBS SA (JBSS3.SA).

The court is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to suspend the investigation at Temer’s request until it can be determined if the recording was manipulated to implicate him.

“I will not resign. Oust me if you want, but if I stepped down, I would be admitting guilt,” said Temer, who has said the recording of his meeting with JBS chairman Joesley Batista was doctored.

The scandal has threatened to tear apart Temer’s coalition in Congress and leave Latin America’s largest economy adrift as the president fights for his political survival, just a year after the impeachment of his predecessor.

Temer alleged that the recording is not proof of wrongdoing and that he did not report the references of bribery because he did not believe them to be true.

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BREAKING: Three White House Leakers of Classified Info Identified; Trump to Fire ‘Multiple People’

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:56

Trey Yingst, the White House Correspondent for One America News Network, reported via Twitter Monday afternoon that President Donald Trump will fire ‘multiple people’ after three White House staffers were identified as leaking classified information.

SCOOP: Three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified info. POTUS will fire ‘multiple people’ when he returns to DC.

SCOOP INFO: I’m told the names of the leakers are being run by the Office of Government Ethics, which is why they aren’t immediately fired

Names are given to the Office of Government ethics, who will investigate further

SCOOP INFO: I asked one source why the leakers names would be presented to the Office of Government Ethics. “This is criminal,” they said.

—> Office of Government Ethics is not able to prosecute anyone. They will advise the White House on how to proceed with leakers, I’m told.”

SCOOP: Three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified info. POTUS will fire 'multiple people' when he returns to DC.

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

SCOOP INFO: I'm told the names of the leakers are being run by the Office of Government Ethics, which is why they aren't immediately fired

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

Names are given to the Office of Government ethics, who will investigate further

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

SCOOP INFO: I asked one source why the leakers names would be presented to the Office of Government Ethics.

"This is criminal,'' they said.

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

—> Office of Government Ethics is not able to prosecute anyone. They will advise the White House on how to proceed with leakers, I'm told.

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

Trump’s White House has been beset by unprecedented leaking of classified information, including details of Trump’s phone calls and Oval Office meetings with foreign leaders.

Trump is scheduled to return from a nine day trip to the Middle East and Europe on Saturday.

Top Trump advisers Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and chief strategistSteve Bannon came back from the Middle East early on Sunday. The U.K. Daily Mail reported the White House said Priebus left the trip early for the roll out of Trump’s budget plan this week, however the Mail reported that no reason was given for Bannon’s early departure.

UPDATE: Yingst has taken down a few tweets on the involvement of the Office of Government Ethics for further clarification, “Deleted a few tweets on the Office of Government Ethics. Will repost clearer info in a single tweet.”

Deleted a few tweets on the Office of Government Ethics. Will repost clearer info in a single tweet.

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

Yingst posted the clarification, “OGE advises the White House on questions of ethics. Please accept my correction on an earlier tweet saying they ‘investigate.’ Thank you.”

OGE advises the White House on questions of ethics. Please accept my correction on an earlier tweet saying they 'investigate.' Thank you.

— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) May 22, 2017

The initial report by Yingst indicates that the White House staffers are not political appointees as they could be fired at will by Trump, but that they are career federal government employees or former Obama political appointees who were “burrowed” into the Civil Service by being converted to career employees before President Barack Obama’s term ended on January 20 and would in most cases have to go through a civil service procedure for termination.

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