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HOW A REPUBLIC DIES: The Federal Leviathan Wages All-Out War With a Duly Elected President

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 00:04
By Daniel Greenfield

In the early seventies, political operatives disguised as delivery men broke into a Washington D.C. office. These efforts to spy on the political opposition would culminate in what we know as Watergate.

In the late teens, political operatives disguised as FBI agents, NSA personnel and other employees of the Federal government eavesdropped, harassed and raided the offices of the political opposition.

The raids of Michael Cohen’s hotel room, home and office are just this week’s Watergate.

Political operatives have now seized privileged communications between the President of the United States and his lawyer. Despite fairy tales about a clean process, these communications will be harvested by the counterparts of Peter Strzok, who unlike him are still on the case at the FBI, some of it will appear in the Washington Post and the New York Times, and some will be passed along to other political allies.

That’s what happened at every juncture of Watergate 2.0. And it only follows that it will happen again.

Just like the eavesdropping, the process will be compartmentalized for maximum plausible deniability. The leakers will be protected by their superiors. The media will shrilly focus the public’s attention on the revelations in the documents rather than on the more serious crimes committed in obtaining them.

Nixon couldn’t have even dreamed of doing this in his wildest fantasies. But Obama could and did. Now his operatives throughout the government are continuing the work that they began during his regime.

Attorney-client privilege is just one of those rights we have to give up to protect ourselves from a conspiracy theory invented by the Clinton campaign. (But no amount of dead Americans can ever justify ending immigration from Islamic terror states or deporting illegal alien gang members.)

We are at the latest stage of a process that began when the Clinton campaign funded a dossier alleging foreign ties by her political opponent. It did this using a law firm while lying on its FEC disclosures about payments to that firm. (But unlike Cohen, Hillary’s lawyers will never be raided by the FBI.)

That dossier was then used to justify eavesdropping on Trump associates by political allies in the State Department, the FBI, the CIA and the National Security Council. This wasn’t really breaking new ground. Obama had already been caught using the NSA to spy on members of Congress opposed to his Iran Deal. 

The contents of the dossier were rambling nonsense. Its claims about Michael Cohen were easily disproven. But that covert investigation was transformed into an overt one with Mueller. And Mueller’s very public investigation follows the same path as the secret investigation by Obama associates. Both used the dubious claims of the Clinton dossier as the starting point for an endless fishing expedition.

Eavesdrop enough, raid enough, squeeze enough and you will eventually find something. And even if you don’t, you can always manipulate them into denying something and nail them for lying to the FBI.

Keep squeezing and maybe you’ll even find someone willing to lie under oath for you.

Mueller has yet to deliver on Russian collusion. But Susan Rice and Samantha Power couldn’t do it either. Instead they all assembled a vast network of international conspiracy theories whose only purpose is to justify more raids, more eavesdropping and more fishing expeditions. 

These are the police state tactics usually used by Communist dictatorships where domestic security agencies accuse the political opposition of treason, spy on them, raid their homes on fake charges and then look for anything that can be used to put them away. Just like in Russia. And for the same reasons.

Russian domestic security agencies, from the KGB to the FSB, used these tactics against political opponents who might pose a threat to their rule. That is exactly what’s happening here.

This isn’t just an ideological war. Washington D.C. is fighting to suppress a political revolution.

Even Obama and Hillary’s political operatives couldn’t have pushed the DOJ and other agencies this far outside their comfort zone under ordinary circumstances. There had been previous abuses of power, under JFK, LBJ, Nixon and Clinton, but there has been nothing like this since the Alien and Sedition Acts or Madison’s Machiavellian scapegoating of the Federalists for the disastrous War of 1812.

To apolitical operatives like Mueller, Strzok and their many allies in the FBI, Trump is an unprecedented threat to the business of the Federal government. They shrug at the economy or tax reform, except where it affects them. And social issues don’t move them either. They are as interested in the ideological left-right battles as the nomenklatura were in the works of Karl Marx. 

There are indeed two Americas. One is your country. The other consists of the people who run it. Both have their headquarters in Washington D.C. And they get along pretty well most of the time. 

The people are allowed to vote for whomever their party chooses. They can even vote for less respectable choices as long as they understand that those people will never get anywhere. Then the people they select will go to Washington D.C. and be briefed on what they can and can’t do. There they will rent pricey condos, bicker with each other, eat at nice restaurants and, in theory, make laws.

Then the nomenklatura, the bureaucracy that runs the country, will transform laws into policy. The policy will be shaped by judicial rulings and expert opinion. By the time the policy sausage comes out the other end of the Imperial City, it will have very little to do with what the voters might have wanted.

There are plenty of gatekeepers to keep a common sense idea from being implemented. If a congressman proposes that sensible measure you suggest to him, it will never leave the committee or it’ll be watered down. The Senate will neuter it or the president, on the advice of his advisors, will veto. 

And then came Trump. 

The gates began to collapse. The nomenklatura propped them up. Judicial rulings were used to block everything. The petty bureaucracies within government agencies stalled and sabotaged. Former agency bosses, their internal allies and the media colluded to target Trump’s agency heads with scandals. 

The elected head of the government and the unelected heads of the government were at war.

Mueller is the tip of the nomenklatura’s spear. The DOJ is the bluntest weapon in the D.C. arsenal and for the first time it’s been completely unleashed to undo the results of a presidential election.

The same leftists that fought for the civil rights of terrorists and drug dealers, cheer government eavesdropping on the political opposition and the violation of attorney-client privilege because it was never about civil rights, it was about protecting their political allies and punishing their enemies.

Radical movements are inherently totalitarian. And totalitarians view process, whether of elections or criminal justice proceedings, as a train that they ride until they take power and then disembark.

As Roger Nash Baldwin, a co-founder of the ACLU, wrote, “If I aid the reactionaries to get free speech now and then… it is only because those liberties help to create a more hospitable atmosphere for working class liberties... When that power of the working class is once achieved, as it has been only in the Soviet Union, I am for maintaining it by any means whatever.”

The working class of Washington D.C. has achieved quite a bit of power along with a fortune in overseas bank accounts, mansions, private schools and all the privileges of membership in the ruling class.

But the leftists cheering Mueller’s abuses might pause to consider the consequences. 

The Romans broke their republic. Now we’re breaking ours. The pink hat brigade enlisted the Praetorian Guard to bring down Trump. But the Roman lesson is that once you break the republic, it stays broken. Once you use political mercenaries like Mueller to overturn an election for you, they might not stop.

The left likes to believe that it can close Pandora's Box whenever it pleases. History tells us differently.

The Praetorian Guard didn’t stop. What can be done once, will be done again. When control of the DOJ and FBI matters more than elections, then voters will be irrelevant and the Praetorian of D.C. will rule.

And then a new Watergate really will happen every week.


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Larwyn's Linx: Obama Holdover Accused of Corruption Approved Trump Lawyer Raid

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:48
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Nation

Obama Holdover Accused of Corruption Approved Trump Lawyer Raid: Daniel Greenfield
The Death of the DOJ and the FBI: Ben Shapiro
The Cohen Raid and Mueller Madness: Melissa MacKenzie

Access Granted – DOJ Hands Over Intelligence Origination Documents: CTH
Former Key Defense Intelligence Official Resurfaces in AG Sessions Top Staff: CTH
If Comey talks to sell books, why not to Congress?: Byron York

Dershowitz, diGenova Discuss Comey, Mueller and Rosenstein: CTH
DOJ gives House Intel original document that prompted Russia investigation: Hill
Rand Paul Confirms Strzok and Page Retain FBI Top Secret Security Clearances: CTH

What the Secret Service Threat Assessment Ignores: Daniel Greenfield
When the Nazis Came for the Guns: Tom Mountain
Defending Borders Except Our Own: George Neumayr

California Gov. Jerry Brown agrees to send National Guard troops to the border: Anna Giaritelli
Paul Ryan Announces Retirement – Will Not Seek Reelection: CTH
Mark Meadows' influence looms large in race to succeed Paul Ryan: Exam

Economy

Trump May Allow States to Require Drug Testing for Food Stamp Recipients: Rebekah Baker
Rand Paul To Introduce Bill To Balance The Budget In Five Years: Autumn Price

Scandal Central

Ukrainian Gave $25 Million to Hillary, $150 Grand to Trump — So Guess Who Mueller’s Investigating?: EIB
Gohmert: Mueller Needs to be Fired, Investigated For His Part in Helping Clinton Foundation: GWP
New Unmasking Docs Showing Samantha Power Worked With Media to Undermine Trump: GWP

Media

Trump: Attorney-Client Privilege Is Dead! Dershowitz: Well … Yeah: Ed Morrissey
In Zeal to Indict Trump, New York Times Flirts With Authoritarianism: Alex Griswold
Newt Gingrich: Mueller and FBI are Acting Like “Stalin” and “The Gestapo in Germany” : Jim Hoft

Video game designer shreds Mark Zuckerberg’s idea of using AI to stop ‘hate speech’: Twitchy
Soros-Funded MoveOn.org Planning Mass Demonstrations if Trump Fires Mueller: Debra Heine
Women pose for carry pics in solidarity with college student who had gun in her graduation photo: Twitchy

World

Trump presses allies to join US in Syria strike: Exam
US P-8 Poseidon "Submarine Killer" Flying Off Syria Coast: ZH
These are photos of the T4 air base after the "Israeli air strike." : Thomas Wictor

The question that hangs over the left, and which no one can answer: Brendan O'Neill
Chinese Spies Engaged in Massive Theft of U.S. Technology: Bill Gertz
Terror by Shipping Container: J.M. Phelps

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

This Hospital Bed May Kill You: Betsy McCaughey
Leap Motion unveils 'Project North Star' AR headset: DailyMail
Obama Harvested Data from Facebook and Bragged About It. Why Freak Out Now?: Reason

Cornucopia

Overwhelming Majority Of Americans Say Illegal Immigration Is A Threat: Audacious Epigone
Talk to Mueller? No, Trump Should Use His Bully Pulpit to Expose Mueller's Corruption: Kurt Schlichter
‘Roseanne’ Garners Massive Ratings Three Weeks in a Row: TPI

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QOTD:

If Michael Cohen wants the FBI to get off of his back he should change his name to Nikolas Cruz.

— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) April 11, 2018

MUELLERʹS COUP: One Set of Laws for Clinton, A Completely Different Set For Trump

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 22:48
By Daniel John Sobieski

If there was any doubt that Robert Mueller's Ahab-like goal is the unseating of President Trump at all costs and by any means, it was erased by the thuggish FBI raid he orchestrated on the home and office of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen.  

Can't find any collusion between Trump and Russia?  Hey, why not look for collusion between Cohen and professional porn actress Stormy Daniels?  Was she paid to go away with campaign funds?  Even so, that's an FEC violation punishable by a fine and something that does not require a SWAT team.

It certainly does not compare with money funneled by Team Hillary and the DNC though a law firm to Fusion GPS and British foreign agent Christopher Steele to put together a fake dossier on Trump using Russian sources.  But where were the raids on the offices of the DNC, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and Fusion GPS?

This is the FBI of Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok, whose mission was to keep Hillary Clinton out of prison and Donald Trump out of the White House.  They never raided the home and office of Cheryl Mills, did they?  They never raided Hillary's house or seized the acid-washed server, did they?  But Michael Cohen is a threat to our democracy warranting brute force?  Why wasn't Michel Cohen offered the immunity deal given to Cheryl Mills and other Clinton cronies?

The FBI gave partial immunity to Hillary Clinton's former State Department chief of staff Cheryl Mills and two other staffers during the investigation of Clinton's private e-mail server, according to a member of Congress.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who has been looking into the Clinton's e-mail practices, said federal investigators were given access to Mills' computer but only on the condition that the findings could not used against her.

"No wonder they couldn't prosecute a case.  They were handing out immunity deals like candy," Chaffetz said.

He said the others granted immunity were John Bentel, then-director of the State Department's Office of Information Resources Management, and Clinton aide Heather Samuelson.

Let us get this straight.  Clinton's attorney (Cheryl Mills) gets immunity and is allowed to decide which of Hillary's emails to delete and which to hand over, but Michael Cohen has his office raided because he might be hiding something?  If they were worried Cohen might be destroying evidence, then what about the 33,000 emails destroyed by Team Hillary?  Michael Flynn was convicted of false statements to investigators, but Andy McCabe, who, according to Rep. Jim Jordan, lied four times to investigators, walks?

Hillary's attorney Cheryl Mills was given an immunity deal despite smashing up myriads of laptops and cell phones.  Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen does nothing and has his home and office raided as though he were Al Capone.  The FBI never raided Cheryl Mills's house, office, and hotel room when Hillary Clinton compromised our national security, but it raid Michael Cohen's because there might be an illegal campaign contribution?  Never mind the $145 million that poured into the Clinton Foundation as Hillary shepherded 20 percent of our uranium supply into Russian hands.

According to the Daily Caller, Robert Mueller is interested in a $150,000 donation made to a Trump charity in 2015 by a Ukrainian businessman:

The donation, from steel magnate Victor Pinchuk, pales in comparison to contributions he gave to the charity Bill and Hillary Clinton set up.  The billionaire has contributed $13 million to the Clinton Foundation since 2006 and had access to Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.

But Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not investigating The Clintons.  Instead, he is conducting a broad investigation of Donald Trump, including the flow of foreign money into various Trump-controlled entities.

Mueller began investigating the Pinchuk donation after receiving documents in response to a subpoena issued to the Trump Organization – the real estate company Trump ran before entering politics.

In September 2015, Trump appeared via video link at a conference Pinchuk hosted in Kiev.  Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, negotiated details of the event with Douglas Schoen, a former consultant for Bill Clinton, according to The New York Times.  Trump did not initially request payment for the appearance, but Cohen contacted Schoen at one point to request a $150,000 honorarium, The Times reported.

Yet there are no raids of the offices of the Clinton Foundation.  Mueller is not interested in justice or in fighting Russian meddling in our elections.  He is on a mission to get Donald Trump, the truth and the evidence be damned.

We may be thankful to Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law emeritus at Harvard Law School, for reminding us of the delicious irony of an investigation that began with "reports" of collusion with the Russians by Team Trump and charges of Russian hacking of our elections, now reverting to the tactics of Russia's most murderous tyrant, Josef Stalin.  As Dershowitz writes in the Washington Examiner:

Special counsel Robert Mueller was commissioned to investigate not only crime but the entire Russian "matter."  That is an ominous development that endangers the civil liberties of all Americans.

Federal prosecutors generally begin by identifying specific crimes that may have been committed – in this case, violation of federal statutes.  But no one has yet identified the specific statute or statutes that constrain Mueller's investigation of the Russian matter.  It is not a violation of any federal law for a campaign to have collaborated with a foreign government to help elect their candidate[.] ...

One does not have to go back to the Soviet Union and Lavrentiy Beria's infamous boast to Stalin, "Show me the man and I will show you the crime," in order to be concerned about the expansion of elastic criminal statutes.  There are enough examples of abuse in our own history.

From McCarthyism to the failed prosecutions of Sen. Ted Stevens, Rep. Thomas DeLay, Gov. Rick Perry and others, we have seen vague criminal statutes stretched in an effort to criminalize political differences.

Yes, Virginia, this is a witch hunt.  Robert Mueller III was appointed special counsel after his friend, the vindictive James Comey, committed a federal crime by leaking a memo, which was a government record, to the press.  Mueller has picked staff and prosecutors as if he were stocking Hillary Clinton's Department of Justice.  He has picked a bevy of Clinton donors, an attorney who worked for the Clinton Foundation, a former Watergate assistant prosecutor, and even a senior adviser to Eric Holder.  Objective professionals all.

Mueller is in fact colluding with Comey and the rest of the Deep State to enact revenge on President Trump for his victory and Comey's firing, something even Comey said Trump was constitutionally entitled to do.  There is no evidence of collusion with Russia or obstruction of justice.  It is not obstruction of justice for a president to exercise his legal and constitutional authority.

The facts and the lack of an actual crime will not stop Robert Mueller.  Just show him the man, or woman, and he will show you the crime, whether it be Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, or now Michael Cohen.  As with the pre-investigation exoneration of Hillary Clinton by Comey, the facts don't matter.  Neither does, apparently, attorney-client privilege.  Sentence first, trial later.  These individuals are merely collateral damage in Mueller's vendetta against Trump.

Daniel John Sobieski is a freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.

Larwyn's Linx: Outrageous — the FBI raid on Michael Cohen (Update 2)

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 11:23
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Nation

Outrageous — the FBI raid on Michael Cohen (Update 2): Bookworm
The Cohen Searches and Trump’s De Mini-Mess: Andrew C. McCarthy
U.S. Attorney John Lausch Discusses His Role in Document Production: CTH

Levin: ‘It’s Time For The Attorney General To Step Aside’: Derek Hunter
Rod Rosenstein’s Coup Against President Trump: George Rasley
Nunes Delivers 24 Hour Ultimatum: Impeachment Vote for Wray, Rosenstein: CTH

Mark Levin and Andrew McCarthy discuss Cohen raid: Scoop
What Might Be Up With Cohen: Tracybeanz
Rand Paul: Mueller abused authority; ‘every American citizen’ could be next: Chris Pandolfo

The Gathering Darkness: The Z Man
Bank Of America To Stop Lending To Military-Style Weapons Makers: Herschel Smith
Exceptional Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, Removed By John Bolton: CTH

Economy

Meaningless Words – Chairman Xi Jinping Uses Panda Speech To Con China Trade Critics: CTH

Scandal Central

Trump’s Lawyer Raided By The FBI: Here’s What We Know: Joe Cunningham
Tom Fitton: DOJ Is 'Out of Control,' Mueller 'Ought to Be Shut Down': Max
Mark Zuckerberg confirms Facebook working with special counsel's office: Melissa Quinn

Media

When Will The Media Finally Get Over The 2016 Election?: David Harsanyi
Learning from 'Life Liberty & Levin': Bozell & Graham
Ted Cruz Hammers Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook censorship of conservatives!: Scoop

Representative Matt Gaetz is Exactly Right – Big Picture: DOJ Covering FISA Abuse: CTH
Carl Bernstein: FBI raid was about 'scaring the hell out of the president': Daniel Chaitin
McConnell Gets Tougher on Dem Obstruction of Trump’s Nominees: Susan Crabtree

World

Knife Control in Once-Great Britain: Stuart Schneiderman
The British war on knives is a fool’s errand: LI
Viktor Orban Wins (Yet Again) in Hungary: BattleSwarm

Russia vetoes US resolution on Syrian chemical weapons investigation: Joel Gehrke
Haley Blasts Russia for Blocking U.S.-Backed Resolution on Syria Chemical Attack: David Rutz
Trump Tweets Warning to Russia on Potential Missile Strike Against Syria: Jack Heretik

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Screening Snacks May Be Part Of Stricter Airport Security: CBS-4
Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes: Brian Krebs
Facebook’s Largest Black Lives Matter Page Is a Scam Tied to a White Labor Activist: Alex Griswold

Cornucopia

#TransformationTuesday: Tadpole Edition: MOTUS
Jeff Ross Roasts SXSW: Comedy Central
Aston Martin Vantage 2018 review: AutoCar

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QOTD:

Quite aside from all the accommodations made to Mills (laptops, meetings), if FBI wanted to know Clinton's intent/knowledge of lack of server security, easiest way would have been to have seized Mills privileged interactions with her. But of course, it didn't.

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) April 10, 2018

RAND PAUL: Mueller abused authority; ‘every American citizen’ could be next

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 23:32
By Chris Pandolfo

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., says that special counsel Robert Mueller has abused his authority by referring President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to the FBI, which raided Cohen’s office Monday morning, seizing business records, emails, and other documentation, including a record of a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

Paul said the special counsel is no longer looking at Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

“Going after someone’s personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor,” Paul said. “This is why I have opposed, really, having special prosecutors for almost anything, because I think they abuse their authority. So I think Mueller has abused his authority.”

“This is an enormous power that can be used against anybody,” Paul warned. “We have to rein this in, or every American citizen is exposed to this kind of abuse of power.”

Paul said he is opposed to special prosecutors in principle and wishes that Mueller had never been appointed.

“We never should have had Mueller in the first place, because we’ve given too much power to a prosecutor who’s no longer looking at Russia; he’s looking at some kind of personal dealings with the president’s lawyer.”

Paul predicted that the FBI will use the documents seized to open new avenues of investigation into a myriad of topics unrelated to Russian collusion.

“Really this is a wide-open — the president’s right, it’s a witch hunt — but it’s a wide-open thing; it’s a mistake to ever have these special prosecutors,” Paul said.


Read more at Conservative Review.

Larwyn's Linx: We Fight... Mueller Instructs FBI to Raid Home, Office of President's Attorney Michael Cohen

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 11:23
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Nation

We Fight...: CTH
Mueller Instructs FBI to Raid Home, Office of President's Attorney Michael Cohen: CTH
President Responds To Mueller Raids on Personal Attorney Michael Cohen: CTH

Comey the Celebrity: Jim Geraghty
Lynch: Comey Didn’t Question Calling Clinton Case a ‘Matter’:: Paul Crookston
Quotation of the Day…: Cafe Hayek

Top De Blasio Aide Arrested for Illegal Weapons Possession: Jack Heretik
At the University of Texas, the Left Lynches Its Own: Matthew Vadum
Neil Gorsuch thrills conservatives in first year on Supreme Court: Melissa Quinn

Dershowitz slams ‘dangerous’ FBI raid: ‘If this were Hillary Clinton...': BPR
About That Raid...: Vachel Lindsay
Trump decries 'witch hunt' after FBI raids his attorney's office: Sarah Westwood

Economy

Equal Pay Myths: Activists for wage parity ignore stubborn truths: Kay S. Hymowitz
DC Is Tired of Lyft and Uber Being Better Than Its Awful Metro: Andrew Wilford
Democrats mobilize to offset Supreme Court's expected ruling against unions: Sean Higgins

Scandal Central

Chappaquiddick Wasn’t the Only Scandal: George Parry

Media

Facebook’s Purge of Trump Supporters Has Begun! Is Your Account Safe?: Andrew West
Bill Maher Denounces 'Bully' David Hogg For Ingraham Boycott: Ian Schwartz
Fox News is under attack: Eddie Scarry

World

A serious discussion of the future of the Iran nuclear deal: C-Span
Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Enrichment Program in Matter of Days: Adam Kredo
Trump and Emmanuel Macron coordinating response to Syria chemical weapons attack: Diana Stancy Correll

Military Set for Cyber Attacks on Foreign Infrastructure: Bill Gertz
An Eagle Scout Shows London’s Muslim Mayor 5 Uses For A Knife: PJM
Night Of Terror For Christians In Cyprus After Attack Of Muslim Militant Quaker Migrants: Herschel Msith

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook Still Hasn't Owned Up To One Huge Privacy Breach: IBD
Finger fossil puts people in Arabia at least 86,000 years ago: Bruce Bower
Elon Musk: We Must Leave Earth For One Critical Reason: Jolene Creighton

Cornucopia

Opening Day [2018]: When Life Imitates Norman Rockwell: American Digest
A World War 2 story is uncovered by a son following up on his father’s notes: C-SPAN
Transgender Weightlifter Destroys Arm at Commonwealth Games: Ethan Ralph

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QOTD: "“I deal with clients all the time. I tell them on my word of honor that what you tell me is sacrosanct. And now they say, just based on probable cause…they can burst into the office, grab all of the computers, and then give it to another FBI agent and say, ‘you’re the firewall, we want you now to read all of these confidential communications [and] tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can’t get. Trump’s lawyers cooperated completely. Cohen cooperated completely, and what did they get for it? A raid on the office with everything being taken. So this sends a powerful message that cooperation is not going to be rewarded by Mueller." --Alan Dershowitz

A MUDDLED MUELLER MESS: Special Counsel Refers Trump Attorney Cohen for Search of Home and Office

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 23:47
By Daniel Greenfield

We have multiple stories out claiming that the Michael Cohen raid was about Stormy Daniels.

Here's what WaPo is currently claiming. "Trump attorney Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud, campaign finance violations, according to a person familiar with the case."

Like a lot of anonymously sourced material in Team Coup media, this could turn out to be garbage. But it seems fairly credible and in keeping with Mueller's tactics. Find a string, pull on it, if you can't pull on it personally, pass it along to someone who can. This is the sort of thing that Federal prosecutors do. And it's why they have such high conviction rates even when they don't have actual evidence.

Among other things, this is likely to trigger a significant reevaluation of some of those powers and tactics.

The problem with pulling on the Stormy Daniels string is that the entire basis for this witchhunt was the Steele Dossier. And that was covertly paid for by a Clinton law firm. And was lied about on FEC disclosures.

It goes without saying that no actual action will be taken.

Dem violations invariably fall under the, "Everybody does it" defense. That's how Clintonworld handled the Steele Dossier fallout. GOP violations are always a scandal. And anything Trump does is grounds for trial and impeachment. It's not just how the media plays the game. It's how Team Coup within the DOJ and Mueller are playing it. Now it's time to shut down the game.

If a special prosecutor had dedicated a fraction of the time investigating Clintonworld that Mueller did to nailing assorted Trump associates on process crimes, there would be an actual case. 

The Clintons lied to the FEC. The material produced by that lie was used to justify eavesdropping on political opponents. And then an open witch hunt in which the president's lawyer has been targeted.

We are headed for a major showdown. And its outcome will determine who runs this country, the people or Washington D.C.


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Larwyn's Linx: Giddy Up! U.S. Attorney John Lausch Assigned To Obamagate Document Production

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:05
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Nation

Giddy Up! U.S. Attorney John Lausch Assigned To Obamagate Document Production: CTH
We Used to Care About One Another: Coulter
State of Politics, 4/5/18: Sabato

Liberals Announce Plan to Crush Normal Americans in a New “Civil War”: Kurt Schlichter
Hard Times Ahead For Gun Owners And Ammunition Buyers: Herschel Smith
Record NICS background checks in March: CPRC

The Foreign Connection: Full Measure
She Never Hurt One Animal: Jim Goad
US Pastor explains Islamo-Marxist thuggery against those revealing its nature: Vlad Tepes

Economy

IL: Democratic governor nominee mum on plans for pension bailout tax hike: John Ruberry
Facebook’s Disingenuousness Shows the Arrogance of Big Tech: Mytheos Holt

Scandal Central

Bartiromo and Gowdy Discuss Ongoing Investigations of DOJ and FBI: CTH
Can Mueller or Rosenstein Issue an Interim Report on Obstruction?: Jack Goldsmith
Trump adviser played key role in pursuit of possible Clinton emails from dark web: CNN Wire

Media

Is the Free Press Under Attack?: Chris Buskirk
Latest Blood Libel: Israel Used White Phosphorus or Chemical Weapons on Rioters: Aussie Dave
Sarah Palin tells Mark Levin the US immigration system is 'really whack': Naomi Lim

World

Three Ways Obama Caused the Syrian Disaster: Daniel Greenfield
Russia blames Israel for deadly airstrike on Assad base after alleged chemical attack: Fox
Former Obama Spokesman: ‘Trump Was Handed a Mess’ in Syria: David Rutz

Leadership: American Fighter Pilots Give Up: StrategyPage
Iran Threatens to Restart Nuke Enrichment Program in Matter of Days: Adam Kredo
Mayor Khan Bans Knives, Offenders will Face the “Full Force of the Law”: S. Noble

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook censors, suspends and threatens Voice of Europe for criticizing migration: Robert Spencer
Zuckerberg to face angry lawmakers as Facebook firestorm rages: AFP
Consumer groups seek probe of YouTube over ads for kids: AFP

Cornucopia

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned: MOTUS
Thousands of Google employees call for company to cancel Pentagon work: Lisa Vaas
For your next trip to the Middle East...: BNI

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QOTD:

This did not age well!

"We struck a deal where we got 100% of the chemical weapons out [of #Syria]" ~ @JohnKerry on @MeetThePress, 20 July 2014

8 April 2018: At least 70 killed (incl. women & children) in chemical attack in #Douma, #Syria. pic.twitter.com/BO864AJGEu

— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) April 8, 2018

Migration --- or Invasion?

Mon, 04/09/2018 - 01:09
By Sumantra Maitra

What can a government do if millions of unarmed people just keep walking towards your national border? Is it considered migration or invasion?

The question that Europe has been facing since 2015, after Angela Merkel’s siren call, will now be faced by the United States, as thousands from Central and South America are marching through Mexico to the U.S. border.

In an earlier era, Mexico would have been seen as complicit in an invasion of the United States and it would be considered an act of war.

This is the same problem Israel faced when African migrants moved into Israel. And soon, all great powers, which are economically successful will face this tactic—unless a strong precedent is set. More importantly, identifying the sources within the country, which favors such large-scale social engineering is important. The EU and Italy have identified ideological NGOs actively helping mass migration to Europe as a form of subversion. But since it is the EU, not much has been done.

So far, the reactions have been varied. Sovereign borders were considered sacrosanct due to the Westphalian concept. Globalization and liberal borderless utopia notions destroyed and hollowed out the idea that nation states are the biggest and most formidable units of international order. Add to this the repeated interventions from the West in the name of human rights, which further destroyed the idea that a country is sovereign and master of its own destiny.

Naturally, with the Middle East exploding, and Europe constantly preaching internationalism, it had no option but to start accepting millions of people. The problem then started as those millions of people didn’t consist of refugees, or women, the infirm, and children, but of unarmed, military-age men, looking for jobs. When one accepts millions of fit military age single men from completely different cultures, they add on to social strife and disharmony, crime surges, and society breaks down.

It is happening in Europe, and what we are seeing now is a spread to other parts of the world. There are vast numbers of frustrated people who have simply decided not only that they should migrate and go seek fortune in countries which are better, but that they have every right to be welcomed, accepted, and celebrated without offering anything in return. It is a dangerous precedent.

Consider the evidence. At least a million sub-Saharan Africans moved to Europe. Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Africa stand out. Meanwhile, Afghans, Syrians, and Iraqis are flocking to Europe, too. The majority of these people have decided that there’s simply no way they could continue to live in their own countries.

And how do countries respond? Those which are guarded by oceans and seas are comparatively safe. Australia deports anyone who manages to cross the ocean. The United Kingdom voted for Brexit. But other powers are not so lucky. Europe is seeing a natural backlash and the rise of the far-right movement.

America, which is protected from overwhelming amounts of migration on the east and west by high seas, is still connected to the south by land. That is where the bulk of migration to the United States originates, and that has led to the rise of Trump and to other forms of backlash. Israel, another land power, just planned to throw out all African asylum seekers after backtracking from a United Nations deal. Russia is dealing with migration from the Caucasus as well as Central Asia. China and India are relatively safe, due to natural frontiers and boundaries, but not for long. During the crisis in Myanmar, India point blank refused to take in any migrants, and Indian right-wing political parties are particularly opposed to any further migration.

There are other forces at play as well. Social services in Europe are breaking down. Genuine law-abiding migrants are being discriminated against for their race. An example is Asian migrants in the United States, people from Korea, China, and India facing massive discrimination in universities which, in order to provide parity to the selection process, privileges some from Hispanic and African-American backgrounds. None of these are good developments for social harmony, and since none of these are meritocratic, they will not result in social progress.

It has military implications, too. How to stop rogue terrorists from moving in with the peaceful crowd? How does anyone know who is coming here with bad intentions or if the majority have good intentions? How can hundreds of thousands of men assimilate in a completely different culture within one lifetime? And if they don’t, it is for a lack of better word, a ticking time bomb? Finally, what if tomorrow observant foes purposefully use this tactic as a mode of invasion? What if rival great powers just throng the borders of each other with unarmed men posing as refugees?

These are important and urgent questions. The sanctity of borders must be restored, and if that needs multilateral great power discussions and debates, so be it. It is urgent that this problem of mass migration be addressed, or violence surely will come.


Read more at American Greatness.

Larwyn's Linx: What is the FBI Hiding (2)?

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 13:45
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Nation

What is the FBI Hiding (2)?: Scott Johnson
Trouble brews for James Comey as he prepares for book tour: Daniel Chaitin
Paul Manafort says FBI illegally searched storage unit containing Ukraine files: Al Weaver

Trump Blasts U.S. Anchor Baby Policy: John Binder
First wave of National Guard helicopters deployed to Mexico border: DailyMail
Gun Rights Under Attack: Marta Hernandez

Why Does The Left Get A Pass On Anti-Semitism?: David Harsanyi
The Troubling Connections between Scientology and the Nation of Islam: Bethany Mandel
History proves that Americans can unite even when torn in two: Salena Zito

The Monuments Built By Inaction: Christian Mercenary
S.C. Republicans introduce bill to consider secession over gun rights: Max Greenwood
Georgia sheriff's concealed-carry sign goes viral: Fox

Economy

Cap for H-1B visa program reached in just one week, Trump admin says: Stephen Dinan
The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town: Steve Cuozzo
Crypto industry responds to BLS report: ValueWalk

Scandal Central

How $37 Million from the Clinton Foundation Disappeared in Baltimore: Charles Ortel
Tweets From POTUS Draw Attention To Congressional FISA Investigations: CTH
Trump reacts to 'mindless' chemical attack in Syria: 'Big price to pay,' Russia, Iran: Daniel Chaitin

Media

Nothing Is Ever On The Level: The Z Man
The media don't really care about Scott Pruitt's ethics – just his reversal of Obama policies: Jack Hellner
Homeland Security to compile database of journalists, media influencers: Caroline Linton

Twitter Not Too Concerned About Death Threats Against Republican, Apparently: Sarah Rumpf
“Great Read” Says Twitter’s CEO About Article Advocating Eradication Of The Right: RS
Report: Facebook Donated to 46 of 55 Members on Committee that Will Question Zuckerberg: Tony Lee

World

Two U.S. Lawmakers’ Meetings With Maduro Raise GOP Concern: Susan Crabtree
What Germany Needs…: BattleSwarm
Chinese navy carries out live-fire drills in South China Sea: DailyMail

Report: Photographer Killed in Friday’s Gaza Rally Operated Camera Drones Above IDF: David Israel
Soros Organisations Seeking to 'Break Hungary' Ahead of Sunday Election, Says Government: Breitbart
Britain needs moped and machete control: Mirror

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Twitter CEO Shares And Raves About Article Calling For Dem Victory In Second ‘Civil War’: Joe Simonson
Researchers develop device that can 'hear' your internal voice: Guardian
Under a millimeter wide and powered by light, these tiny cameras could hide almost anywhere: Devin Coldewey

Cornucopia

Film Review: Chappaquiddick: Ed Morrissey
GM's dress code is only two words: Leah Fessler
Wondering if Trump is ever upset by the negative media coverage: Thomas Wictor

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QOTD:

Caught on Camera:
Proudly, Palestinians in #Gaza fly the Nazi flag. Picture speaks a thousand words. pic.twitter.com/ep5IibOhPv

— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) April 7, 2018

A Carefully Curated Collection of Political Comics

Sun, 04/08/2018 - 01:36
And, by "carefully curated", I mean "shamelessly ripped off" from the brilliant Stilton Jarlsberg. Here are some of my recent favorites:
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Time to End K-12 Indoctrination, Bias and Racism

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 22:48
By Daniel Greenfield

Hampton Middle School has a problem.

The school in Hampton, Georgia managed to make national news twice in one week. 

A sixth-grade teacher from the school was caught on tape ranting against Trump’s slogan of Make America Great Again. “Maybe he’s talking about it was great during segregation in the ‘60s. Is that what he’s talking about?”

“He must be talking about when it was great for Europeans," Johnetta Benton sneered. "Because when it comes to minorities, America has never been great for minorities." 

Josie Orihuela , the Cuban-American student who tried to argue with her teacher, was told that she had no right to complain because her European ancestors have killed millions. 

The teacher, who was supposed to be talking about Black History Month, also claimed that all Americans were illegal immigrants who had stolen the land. “When you say immigrants are killing folks, that's us. That's you, you, you, you and you,” she said, pointing at the different students, including Josie.

Josie had been named after her grandfather, who had fled Castro’s Cuba, and had Cherokee ancestry.

And Corey Sanders, a 7th grade social studies teacher at Hampton Middle School, who was supposed to be teaching about Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, instead ordered students to write letters in order to “pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States.” 

Georgia is a red state. But, despite that, students are still being brainwashed and berated. In Hampton, two students and their families stood up for their country and for their right to think for themselves.

But how many other schools and school districts are witnessing the same phenomenon? And how many students lack the courage shown by Josie? How many are too afraid to stand up and speak up?

“This activity took the wrong approach in limiting the ability of students to share any thoughts outside of what was directed of them when the subject elicits many different viewpoints from people, including students,” the school district spokesman correctly stated.

That’s exactly how education is meant to work. Teachers are obligated to teach children how to think, not to tell them what to think. But, at Hampton the school had failed to meet its obligation to its students and their parents. And this is unfortunately the case at schools across the country.

To prevent these abuses and return our public schools to their proper roles, the David Horowitz Freedom Center is fighting to bring the K-12 Code of Ethics to classrooms across the country. 

The K-12 Code is designed to ensure that students have the resources and the freedom to make up their own minds by mandating that, “teachers must provide them with materials supporting both sides of the controversy, and present those views in a fair-minded non-partisan manner.”

Teachers can express their own points of view, but students must be allowed to “make up their own minds and to disagree with the teacher without incurring any penalty.” The K-12 Code of Ethics leaves plenty of room for inquiry. It protects the First Amendment rights of both teachers and students to express their viewpoints. 

And it would have protected the students of Corey Sanders’ 7th grade class from having their First Amendment rights violated by being forced to advocate for only one side of a controversial issue.

The K-12 Code of Ethics bars teachers from advocating for a political candidate at any level of government – local, state, or federal – and from supporting or opposing legislation, court cases, or executive actions. It also bars partisan advocacy of a controversial issue. A controversial issue is defined in the K-12 Code as “an issue that is a point in electoral party platforms at the national, state or local level.”

Forcing students to advocate for only one side of the gun control debate would have violated the Code. And the code will be backed by a special review board which will have the power to hear complaints and impose disciplinary measures ranging from probation to suspension to the loss of a teaching license.

The K-12 Code doesn’t rule out a debate over gun control. Teachers can teach the controversies, but their job is to show students both sides of the debate and they must not advocate for only one side.

The Code also opposes the introduction “into class any controversial subject matter that is not germane to the topic of the course being taught.” Asking students in a class covering Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to write letters opposing gun control is a clear example of a violation of this sensible, ethical rule.

And, in a time when poisonous racist ideas such as “white privilege” have found their way off college campuses and into high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and even kindergartens, racial scapegoating of the kind Josie experienced would also be ruled out by the K-12 Code.

The K-12 Code of Ethics makes it clear that teachers will not be allowed to "single out one racial group of students as responsible for the suffering or inequities experienced by another racial group of students."

No student should ever be called a murderer because of their perceived race, as Josie was. 

That kind of racism has no place in either the classroom or the 21st century. The K-12 Code doesn’t just liberate students to think for themselves; it protects them from being victimized as racial scapegoats.

Josie transferred from Hampton Middle School soon after her traumatic experience. But the K-12 Code of Ethics can protect other students from similar abusive experiences.

The K-12 Code of Ethics doesn’t censor. It doesn’t come down on one side of any issue. Instead, it protects students from being victimized by politically-minded teachers in the classroom. It doesn’t end debate or favor one side of the political spectrum: instead it ensures that students will be free to make their own minds without fear of consequences. It turns the classroom away from indoctrination and back toward an education appropriate for training the future citizens of a healthy democracy.

Support for the K-12 Code of Ethics is growing around the country.

In Virginia, Del. Dave LaRock introduced a resolution in the Virginia House of Delegates supporting the K-12 Code of Ethics.  He warned that educators are “imposing their own personal views" and “bullying kids that don’t agree with their liberal viewpoint.”

It’s time for the K-12 Code of Ethics to come not only to Virginia, but to states around the country, to all the schools where the First Amendment rights and the right to a bias-free education are being violated by classroom radicals.

No student should be bullied, enlisted in political advocacy against their will, or racially scapegoated.

The K-12 Code of Ethics shouldn’t be needed. Professional teacher organizations and unions should adopt them on their own. But these groups have become extremely partisan and are now part of the problem. The K-12 Code, enacted into legislation, will give parents a tool to protect their children from political child abuse.

Because what happened to Josie should never happen in another classroom ever again.


Read more at FrontpageMag.com.

Larwyn's Linx: Mark Levin hammers ‘rogue prosecutor’ Mueller who he says is investigating nothing

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 12:55
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Nation

Mark Levin hammers ‘rogue prosecutor’ Mueller who he says is investigating nothing: Scoop
Why the FBI Is Dodging Nunes: George Neumayr
DOJ invites senators and congressman to view Clinton investigation documents: CTH

Trump deploys National Guard to US-Mexico border Friday night: Anna Giaritelli
AG Sessions Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy For Border Enforcement: CTH
Trump begins killing 'catch and release' immigration policy: Diana Stancy Correll

They Take the Second Amendment First and the First Amendment Second: Schlichter
Citizen's Righteous Rant Defending 2nd Amendment Goes Viral: Debra Heine
Planned Parenthood's Degenerate 'Comprehensive Sex Education' Lessons: Megan Fox

What Is Robert Mueller looking for?: Judge Andrew Napolitano
OR Dem Governor Took Huge Soros Donation Just Before Refusal to Protect Border: GWP
Gun Rights Groups File Lawsuits Against Illinois Town Over New Gun Ban: Stephen Gutowski

Economy

Mexico's remittances reach record $26.9 billion in 2016: Fox
Who’s Afraid of Smoot-Hawley?: AmSpec
Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Larry, Once More: CTH

Scandal Central

John Brennan’s Contributions to Fraud Upon FISA Court: CTH
Facebook sent a doctor on a secret mission to ask hospitals to share patient data: Christina Farr
Judge: Massachusetts’ Ban On Assault Weapons Doesn’t Violate 2nd Amendment: WZ

Media

Facebook penalizes pro-Trump Diamond & Silk: Deems duo ‘unsafe to the community’: Kyle Olson
Kevin Williamson, Thought Criminal: Jonah Goldberg
What the Firing of Kevin Williamson Says About American Media: Tom Knighton

World

Russian Tactical Nukes Are Real: U.S. Naval Institute
Russia’s nuclear strategy: Times
Mexican Senate Threatens to Stop Helping Fight Cartels If Trump Deploys Troops to Border: Breitbart

North Korea could nuke US as early as July, according to Britain's Ministry of Defense: Alexandra Ma
George Soros Funded Groups Are Supporting Illegal Immigrant Caravans: Luke Rohlfing
Muslim groups using lawfare to intimidate and extort Western industries: Creeping

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Sandberg: Facebook Users Would Have To Pay To Opt Out Of Sharing Data: ZH
Facebook able to remove Mark Zuckerberg's messages from other users' inboxes: CNBC
Amazon Unveils A "Voice Sniffer" Algo In New Patent: ZH

Cornucopia

Elon Musk warns of a immortal robot dictator: DailyMail
Ex-FLOTUS Obama Mocks Trump With Bizarre Analogy About Eating Candy: Lookout
#FLOTUSFRIDAY – More White Privilege Edition: MOTUS

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QOTD:

Well, Bart, that's going to be difficult, considering we have guns. pic.twitter.com/xsPjHGtqNG

— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) April 6, 2018

MARK LEVIN: Why We Must Confront China Now

Sat, 04/07/2018 - 02:47
By Chris Pandolfo

Friday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin explained why the United States needs to confront China and the threat emanating from the communist regime.

“When a country, when an autocracy, when a totalitarian regime is stealing our technology, stealing our military designs, that’s not trade,” Levin said.

Listen:

“China is a rogue state,” Levin said. “It is a communist state, and it has as its purpose right now to defeat the United States economically and geopolitically. And it’s not a joke.”

Read more at Conservative Review.

Larwyn's Linx: Ex-CIA Chief Brennan’s Broadsides Against Trump Only Help Putin

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:24
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Nation

Ex-CIA Chief Brennan’s Broadsides Against Trump Only Help Putin: Daniel Hoffman
Our border is a better place for our military than the Middle East: Daniel Horowitz
Officials: "staggering" increase in illegal immigration prompted Trump action: Jamie Dupree

Herridge Confirms CTH: Page Texts Led to McCabe Firing for Deception: CTH
Mueller team obtained seven search warrants in March against Paul Manafort: Exam
Trump tosses the 'boring' Republican script to rally his base: W. James Antle III

50,308 Stopped at Mexican Border Last Month, Up 203% From March '17: Susan Jones
California DMV: More than a million illegal immigrants secured driver's licenses: Fox
Trump Wants To Send 2,000-4,000 National Guardsmen To The Border: Christian Datoc

Chicago Suburb Bans ‘Assault Weapons’; Begins Confiscation: Benny Johnson
NRA-ILA Joins Lawsuit Against Illinois Community: Tom Knighton
POTUS right to defend our border, not give in to migrant group's demands: Jessica Vaughan

Economy

Mick Mulvaney: it's Elizabeth Warren's own fault he doesn't have to answer her questions: Joseph Lawler
Trump Rips Manchin for Not Supporting Tax Cuts: ‘He Votes Against Everything’: David Rutz
Nancy Pelosi: When We Take Back The House, I Promise to Raise Your Taxes: Emily Zanotti

Scandal Central

Joe diGenova Goes Full Wolverine on Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: CTH
Kamala Harris Went to Bat for Dirty Prosecutors as California Attorney General: Stephen Frank
Analysis: Trump isn't safe from special counsel Robert Mueller just yet: Daniel DePetris

Media

Mark Levin blasts ‘tyrant’ Sen. Dick Durbin for going after Sinclair Broadcasting: Chris Pandolfo
Corey Lewandowski told House Intel Democrats he wouldn't answer their 'f---ing' irrelevant questions: Naomi Lim
Zuckerberg Announces ‘3-Year Project’ to ‘Fix’ Elections, Fake News – Just in Time for 2020: Allum Bokhari

World

Catching a Chinese IP Thief: How the FBI Tracked and Caught Sinovel: Josh Mayers
President Trump Proposes Additional $100 Billion in Chinese Trade Tariffs: CTH
Judicial Watch: Obama Admin Spent $9 Million Colluding With Soros Groups in Albania: Michael W. Chapman

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Facebook: ‘Malicious actors’ used its tools to discover identities and collect data on a massive global scale: WaPo
Is IBM building the bridge to mainstream crypto adoption?: AsiaTimes
Sears & Delta Airlines Are Latest Victims of Third-Party Security Breach: Jai Vijayan

Cornucopia

#ThrowbackThursday: White (Democrat) Privilege Edition: MOTUS
today’s honorary KisPian is the majority: Sondrakistan
First thing on your mind, too?: C&S

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QOTD:

This is disgusting even for a heinous, greedy little weasel like #Zuckerberg.#DeleteFacebook https://t.co/Xt3LXJ9mNS

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 6, 2018

DOWN WITH THE SICKNESS: The 8 Most Twisted Policy Positions of Your Modern Democrat Party

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:42
By the Researcher

A reminder of just how far left your Dad's Democrat Party has drifted. For your review:
  1. On Guns: There’s a growing push to repeal the Second Amendment among many influential liberals and members of the coastal T.V. glitterati, including the Louisiana Democratic Chairwoman, John Paul Stevens, Michael Moore, and Larry King who has a show on RT, which broadcasts Kremlin messaging. According to a recent poll, 39 percent of Democrats support repealing the Second Amendment and 82 percent favor banning semi-automatic weapons.
  2. Universal Basic Income: The California Democratic Party added support of a universal basic income to its party platform, which is a massive expansion of the welfare state that gives regular taxpayer funded cash handouts to everyone; a program the DNC’s Deputy Chair said “has a lot of merit.”
  3. Socialized Medicine: Senator Bernie Sanders legislation creating a single-payer healthcare system received “a record level of support” from Democratic Senators. Sanders’ past single-payer proposal was estimated to cost $32 trillion over ten years and would require “a tax increase larger than any on which Democrats have run since the Great Depression.”
  4. America Without Borders: Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce wants to abolish ICE and DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison compared giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants in the U.S. to helping Jews flee Nazi Germany.
  5. The Farrakhan Lovers: While serving in Congress, eight Democratic members of the House of Representatives met with Louis Farrakhan, who has been labeled “the leading anti-Semite in America” and praised Adolf Hitler as “a very great man.”
  6. Hatred for Midwesterners: Prominent Democrats have engaged in disdainful and divisive rhetoric towards conservatives: Barack Obama said small-town voters across the Midwest “cling to guns and religion” while Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump supporters “deplorables” and implied states that voted for Trump were “backwards looking,” sexist, and racist.
  7. Assasination Fantasies #1: A Missouri Democratic state Senator that said in August 2017 she “hope[s] Trump is assassinated” still remains in office as a Democratic elected official.
  8. Assasination Fantasies #2: On April 5, 2018, Democratic Senator Kamala Harris joked about killing Donald Trump.
Why, yes, all of these policy positions should result in wonderful unity, prosperity and safety for the American people.

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Larwyn's Linx: Big problems with Rosenstein's secret memo expanding Mueller's mandate

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:24
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Nation

Big problems with Rosenstein's secret memo expanding Mueller's mandate: LI
Trump shouldn’t talk to the special counsel.: Paul Mirengoff
Leak that Trump not 'criminal target' of Mueller looks sleazy: Thomas Lifson

Reasonable Terms for Trump's Interview with Special Counsel: Sharyl Attkisson
The Biggest Demonstration in DC Has Nothing to Do With Guns: Larry Schweikart
Deep State DOJ Defends IRS Targeting Conservative Groups: Jeff Reynolds

The Military Can Secure the Border and Build the Wall: Daniel Greenfield
Bangladesh Nationals Continue to Flood Texas Border: Bob Price
FBI closing in on 'pernicious' infiltration by Chinese govt. in U.S. schools: SperoForum

8/2/2017 Letter From Rosenstein To Mueller on Investigative Authorization: CTH
When Seconds Count, The Cops Are Only Minutes Away: Herschel Smith
Now It Starts: Grabbing Guns in Deerfield, Illinois: Kim Quade

Economy

Ending California's raid on congressional seats: Don Surber
Here’s the spending Trump and GOP could cut, and Democrats couldn’t stop: Joseph Lawler
Elizabeth Warren is a Fraud: Paul Mirengoff

Scandal Central

Threatening fight, Nunes demands document that kicked off FBI Trump-Russia investigation: Byron York
Democrats, Wasserman Schultz Negligent For Allowing Hacking Suspects Continued Access: Luke Rosiak
Donna Brazile Admits IT Scandal 'Is Bad': Nick Givas

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trashing Arizona: Leo W. Banks

Media

The Herd Media Stampedes Sinclair: George Neumayr
Is YouTube Censoring the Truth after the Latest Shooting?: Megan Fox
Lloyd Billingsley: The Media's Deafening Silence on the YouTube Shooter

Frog-Marching to Revolution: Gilbert T. Sewall
Wednesday's Hot Mic: PJM
Clinton Blames Comey for 2016 Loss Ahead of His Book Tour: Cameron Cawthorne

World

“If only we had gun control. Like those civilized Europeans”: Cold Fury
Israel Arrests 10 Palestinians Suspected of Planning Terrorist Attack on Navy Ship: David Rutz
Sadiq Khan is a lousy London Mayor. Why hasn’t anyone noticed?: Andrew Gilligan

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Novel Hydrogel-Based Solar Vapor Generator Yields Clean Drinking Water: Kenny Walter
Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 First Drive Review: The incredible hulk: Basem Wasef
What Makes For a Great Conversation With a Bot?: Piotr Bakker

Cornucopia

Toxic Masculinity: Cold Fury
#OpenWhineWednesday: Riding the Corduroy Into the Sunset: MOTUS
Full throttle: Bikers for Trump has big plans: Daniel Allott

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QOTD:

3. Interview isn’t recorded.
4. Lead official (Mueller) doesn’t attend.
5. #2 official’s family has received large donations from Trump political friends.
6. Prior to the interview, lead official meets privately on plane tarmac with Trump's wife (to discuss grandchildren). (Cont)

— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) April 4, 2018

Larwyn's Linx: Concerns With Fraudulent FISA Application Highlighted by New Page/Strzok Texts

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:24
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Nation

Concerns With Fraudulent FISA Application Highlighted by New Page/Strzok Texts: CTH
Steyn's take: Immigration caravan and 'offensive' statues: FNI
First person sentenced in Mueller's "Russia" probe gets... 30 days in prison: Kelly Cohen

On the Trump-Russia investigation and the rule of law: Byron York
Secret Texts Show FBI, DOJ May Have Rushed Anti-Trump FISA Warrant: Sara Carter
Trump And California Escalate Legal Battles, Twitter War: Susan Crabtree

President Trump Contemplates Use of U.S. Military at Southern Border: CTH
U.S. Arrests 99 MS-13 Gangsters Who Entered as ‘Unaccompanied Minors’: CNS
Agents Nab Illegals from Guatemala, Haiti, Entering U.S. – From Canada: CNS

Woman opens fire at YouTube HQ, wounding at least 3 before taking her own life: Times
YouTube shooter identified… and she is freaky...: Scoop
Lawsuit: ‘Pervasively Hostile’ Anti-Jewish Atmosphere at San Francisco State: Natalie Johnson

Economy

Liberals Have Only Helped Blacks Fail: Mychal Massie
Trump, GOP could claw back omnibus spending with little-used budget tool: Joseph Lawler
Military Recruiting Slogans: The Navy Sinks $457 Million: Gerald D. Skoning

Scandal Central

Andrew McCabe’s Wife Falsely Claims He ‘Kept Himself Separate’ From Her Campaign: Cameron Cawthorne
DNC Black Caucus Chair: ‘I’m A Former Black Panther... Turn Back To The Revolution’ for Midterms: DC
Jill McCabe Was a Top 3 Recipient of Money from McAuliffe’s PAC: Brent Scher

Media

The 50 years since MLK's assassination: Exam
This time it’s Laura, the next time it could be you.: Jeffrey Lord
Trump Calls for Zucker to ‘Clean Up’ CNN, Claims Higher Approval Than ‘Cheatin’ Obama’: Paul Crookston

World

Trump: We’re Going to Guard Southern Border With Our Military: David Rutz
Mexico downplays migrant caravan as 'public demonstration,' says hundreds have been deported: Pete Kasperowicz
Pentagon: Russia Tested Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Twice: Bill Gertz

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Rogue cellphone-tracking devices detected in Washington, feds say: CBS
Meet 'Norman,' the Darkest, Most Disturbed AI the World Has Ever Seen: Mindy Weisberger
Bitcoin Processed $6 Trillion to Date, Continues to Evolve into Global Currency: NewsBTC

Cornucopia

About Vox’s popular: “America’s unique gun violence problem, in 17 maps and charts”: CPRC
The Missing Money: Solari
It Was Different Then. Get The Point?: MOTUS

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QOTD:

Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech on the eve of his assassination.

He made those remarks, however, not in a spirit of despair or foreboding but instead in one of deep gratitude... https://t.co/XVvh4W9QI0 pic.twitter.com/wKcerpPh0D

— The Daily Signal (@DailySignal) April 4, 2018

SECRET MUELLER MEMO RELEASED: Supreme Court Reporter Calls Manafort Case “Stasi-esque”

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 23:47
By S. Noble

A secret memo from Rod Rosenstein to Robert Mueller has been made public and it suggests Rosenstein and Mueller colluded to commit a crime. Mueller does not have the authority to investigate Paul Manafort on non-Russia issues. The probe is unconstitutional.

The memo says the authority outlined is only for “public consumption”. They possibly planned to expand Mueller’s authority beyond the legal jurisdiction.

Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes further described the Manafort case as Stasi-esque.

The Memo

On August 2, 2017, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote a secret memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicating the original May 17th appointment order was just for public consumption. Much of the letter is redacted.

Greg Jarrett, Fox legal analyst, tweeted that Mueller is “unethical.”

“In his court filing, Mueller admits that Rosenstein’s order appointing him was intentionally vague. This violates the special counsel law that requires a specific statement of facts to be investigated. Rosenstein and Muller colluded to break the law and should resign,” Jarrett wrote.

Deputy AG Rosenstein did not have the authority to expand the probe beyond anything that Jeff Sessions recused himself from and therefore, exceeded his authority. He expanded Mueller’s jurisdiction beyond the Attorney General’s recusal letter.

This secret letter was made public by Rosenstein and Mueller themselves. They presented it after Paul Manafort claimed in a filing that Rosenstein’s special counsel order was not based on a crime. He said the order unconstitutionally stated that Mueller could basically look at anything he wanted to look at.

Mueller and Rosenstein presented the memo as a rebuttal for Manafort’s latest action to a federal court in Washington. It was an effort to refute Manafort’s argument. Instead, the correspondence appears to confirm Manafort’s argument.

Mueller’s Definition is Stasi-esque

This is a witch hunt.

Supreme Court reporter, Robert Barnes said that with regard to the Manafort case, “This #Mueller definition of what crimes arise “directly” from the investigation is the Stalin-style, Stasi-esque, Gestapo-born notion of Beria’s “show me the man, and I will find you the crime.”

This #Mueller definition of what crimes arise “directly” from the investigation is the Stalin-style, Stasi-esque, Gestapo-born notion of Beria’s “show me the man, and I will find you the crime.” pic.twitter.com/KgFfJLpeyN

— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) April 3, 2018

The FISA warrant was rushed

Also out today is news via investigative reporter Sara Carter that congressional investigators have uncovered communications suggesting that the FBI/DoJ and the White House coordinated to rush the FISA warrant on Carter Page.

Information about the possible coordination was out last week, but what is new is they rushed it. The warrant was issued on October 19th.

It could all be a strange coincidence of course.


Read more at Independent Sentinel.

Larwyn's Linx: Looking to the midterms

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Nation

Looking to the midterms: Vachel Lindsay
A 'people without borders' is a people without democracy: Exam
Border Patrol reaction to caravan of immigrants headed to US: FNI

David Joy And Feelings About Guns: Herschel Smith
What the Census Numbers Tell Us: CityJrnl
Elizabeth Esty won't run for re-election after sheltering abusive staffer: Al Weaver

Mexican Government Blackmails U.S. by Threatening Flood of Immigrants: CTH
DACA Declared Dead As Border Anarchy Intensifies: Lloyd Billingsley
Texas Governor Greg Abbott Deploys National Guard to the Border: Golden State Times

VDH Discusses Downstream Effects of Corruption Within Obama’s FBI and DOJ: CTH
Muslim racist hate crime rattles southern Ohio: Martin Barillas
MN: Muslims riot, attack cops during protest of HBO series on jihad recruitment: Creeping

Economy

California Commits Massive Medicaid Fraud: David Catron
WH Trade Director Peter Navarro Discusses China, NAFTA and Wall Street: CTH
China Levies $3b Tariffs on U.S. Imports: Pork, Scrap Aluminum, Wine and Fruits: CTH

Scandal Central

OPR Report: McCabe And Comey Have Different Recollections On Leaks: John Sexton
Congressmen: McCabe lied under oath, and we need a second special counsel: Chris Pandolfo
McCabe: Now That You’ve Given Me Half A Million Dollars, I Think I Can Shut Down My GoFundMe : Hot Air

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Climate Change Trial Starts on Rough Footing for Environmentalists: Haris Alic

Media

Jim Acosta Yells At Trump While He Entertaining Children At White House Easter Egg Roll: Benny Johnson
Fox News backs Laura Ingraham, says voices won’t be ‘censored’: Diana Stancy Correll
Local Wisconsin TV station defies Sinclair and won't air controversial 'fake news' promo: Diana Stancy Correll

Judge: Scalia felt was under surveillance by Obama administration.: Rebeca O'Connell
'Fraud and Fiction: The Real Truth Behind Fire and Fury': Eddie Scarry
CBS Host Implies Trey Gowdy Is “Divisive’; Then He Humiliates Her On Live TV: ILMF

World

COEXIST: London murder rate beats New York as stabbings surge: The Times
The Kim-Xi Ferment: Jed Babbin
Mexico’s Version of Hugo Chavez is Holding 18 Point Lead In Election Polling: CTH

Obama Is Gone, But the Democrats’ Israel Problem Is Only Getting Worse: Noah Pollak
How the Media Has Misleadingly Covered the Gaza Border Violence: Aaron Kliegman
Kuwaiti Columnist Rips “Terrorist” Hamas for Violent March of Return: Aussie Dave

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Meet The State Attorney General Demanding All Facebook Communications With Obama 2012 Campaign: GWP
Now California's DMV can allow fully driverless car testing: Mariella Moon
Cloudflare touts privacy-friendly 1.1.1.1 public DNS service. Hmm, let's take a closer look at that: Thomas Claburn

Cornucopia

The Onion Goes Full Blood Libel: Aussie Dave
Two From Chasing Rabbits: WRSA
#MondayMoanin’ Post Easter Edition: MOTUS

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QOTD:

In Stunning Statement, Saudi Crown Prince Says Israelis Have Right To Their Own Land https://t.co/aWanJJKQwG pic.twitter.com/nF0IKnHuM3

— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) April 2, 2018

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