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Alan Dershowitz: George Soros Asked Barack Obama to Investigate Undisclosed Person

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:00

Obama did Soro’s bidding.

Alan Dershowitz: George Soros Asked Barack Obama to Investigate Undisclosed Person

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Breitbart News Sunday this weekend that billionaire left-wing financier George Soros told then-President Barack Obama to investigate someone.

By: Breitbart, February 17, 2020:

Dershowitz would not identify who, precisely, the target of the investigation was, but said that the name would soon emerge in in a lawsuit that had yet to be filed.

The revelation was so startling that this host had to double-check:

Q: But let me just ask you — you said that George Soros asked Barack Obama to have his Justice Department investigate somebody?

Dershowitz: We’re — that’s going to come out in a lawsuit in the near future. Yeah

Q: Wow, well, we look forward to hearing more about that new.

Dershowitz: That’s not unusual. That is not unusual. People whisper to presidents all the time. Presidents whisper to [the] Justice Department all the time. It’s very common. It’s wrong, whoever does it, but it’s common, and we shouldn’t think that it’s unique to any particular president. I have in my possession the actual 302 form [an FBI record of an interview], which documents this issue, and it will, at the right time, come out. But I’m not free to disclose it now because it’s a case that’s not yet been filed.

In addition, Dershowitz reflected on his experience in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, noting that his argument had been grotesquely distorted by CNN — so much so that he could, if he wanted to, sue the network.

CNN — and House impeachment managers — claimed Dershowitz said that the president can do whatever he wants to do, as long as he claims to have believed he was acting in the public interest. Dershowitz had specifically said that criminal-like behavior was indeed impeachable.

Dershowitz also said that former Trump associate Roger Stone deserved a new trial, given new revelations about the extreme political bias of the jury foreperson, who opposed both Trump and Stone.

Moreover, Dershowitz said that if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the Democratic presidential nomination, it might force him to leave the Democratic Party and campaign against him nationwide.

London Bloodbath: 15-Year-Old Boy and Two Others Stabbed Within 90 Minutes of Each Other

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 20:00

Following Khan’s election in 2016, knife crime has risen by 52 per cent in the city. The people voted for him. And the people are being punished. Related:

London Bloodbath: 15-Year-Old Boy and Two Others Stabbed Within 90 Minutes of Each Other

Three people are in life-threatening condition, including a 15-year-old boy, after a series of stabbings took place within the span of 90 minutes across London.

BY: Kurt Zindulka, Beitbart, 17 Feb 2020:

London police were called to Barking in East London, where a man in his 30s was attacked with a knife. The attack is being linked to another knife attack that occurred soon after in neighbouring Dagenham, leaving a 19-year-old man hospitalised. So far, two men have been arrested for attempted murder in connection to the attacks.

Another victim, a 15-year-old boy, was stabbed with a knife at around 5:15 pm after being dragged from his moped in Hackney. The attack, which is believed to have been gang-related, left the boy in critical condition with a massive wound to the head, reports the Evening Standard.

“We were looking out the window and the boy was on the floor, one of the neighbours was there with him too and police officers were surrounding him. There was a helmet in the middle of the road, he was dragged off his bike and stabbed,” a local resident said.

“I have a 15-year-old too so it is worrying. There seems to be stabbings everyday but it is a shock when it happens on your doorstep,” another resident said.

A half-hour after the attack against the 15-year-old, another man in his 30s was left in critical condition after being assaulted during a fight in Ilford, reports The Sun.

Police have activated stop and search powers in Barking and Dagenham for 24 hours following the attacks.

During the tenure of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the capital has been plagued by knife crime. An analysis from London Assembly’s Conservatives claimed that following Khan’s election in 2016, knife crime has risen by 52 per cent in the city.

Last year in London there was a total of 149 homicides, the highest murder rate in a decade. The majority of murders were committed with knives, with 90 people being stabbed to death, compared to 55 just five years earlier.

Six-year-old boy BEHEADED in front of screaming mother ‘for being wrong religion’

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:00

Sunni versus shia. Or in layman’s terms, who is the true Muslim? That’s what the war between Sunni and Shia comes down to. It’s all about Islam

Boy, 6, beheaded in front of screaming mum in Saudi Arabia ‘for being wrong religion’

The child was killed in Medina, Saudi Arabia, while visiting a shrine to the Prophet Muhammad, according to reports

By The Mirror, February 17, 2020:

A six-year-old boy was beheaded in front of his screaming mum in Saudi Arabia for belonging to the wrong branch of Islam, according to reports.

The child and his mum were allegedly approached while visiting a shrine to the Prophet Muhammad in Medina and asked if they were Shia Muslims.

The mum reportedly said yes and several minutes later a car pulled up beside them and the child was snatched away from her.

The boy – named locally as Zakaria Al-Jaber – was repeatedly stabbed in the neck with a piece of broken glass until he was beheaded, it is claimed.

His helpless mum could only watch and scream as the horror unfolded.

Saudi Arabia’s predominant branch of Islam is Sunni, accounting for around three quarters of the population.

Human rights groups say practitioners of other forms of the faith – including Shia – are persecuted.

The boy’s mum could only watch and scream as her son was murdered

WATCH: Mini-Mike Bloomberg Says We Must Deny Elderly Healthcare To Avoid Going Bankrupt

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:01

Women are whores good for one thing – oral sex. Farmers and factory workers are morons. Now mini-Mike wants to kill the old people. This is what a ‘moderate’ Democrat sounds like.

Here Mike Bloomberg laments that society is too weak to refuse healthcare to elderly cancer patients.

Related:

Bloomberg Commits Political Suicide, Says We Must Deny Elderly Healthcare To Avoid Going Bankrupt

Mike Bloomberg is having a bad week. The honeymoon is definitely over after the former NYC Mayor has been pummeled by all sides.

By: Maga Daily Report, February 17, 2020:

He is an easy target with a history full of bad ideas that will not survive once exposed in public.

Like this video posted below where he says to avoid healthcare costs breaking us, we should deny care to the elderly.

Mike said, “All of these costs keep going up. Nobody wants to pay any more money.”

“And at the rate we’re going healthcare is going to bankrupt us.”

“So not only do we have a problem we’ve got to sit here and say which things we’re going to do and which things we’re not.:

“Nobody wants to do that. If you show up with prostrate cancer and you’re 95 years old, we should say go and enjoy, you’ve had a long life, there’s no cure and we can’t do anything.”

“If you’re a young person, we should do something about it. Society’s not willing to do that, yet.”

Bloomberg, of course, forgets that we are getting ripped off by drug companies, insurers, etc, etc and that costs can come down using less drastic measures.

It will take a Congress with the courage to turn down all the money they get from the healthcare industry, but it can be done.

Mike also was caught mocking the American farmer and middle-class workers.

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said.

“It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that.”

“Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job.”

“And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”

Bloomberg kept going: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different.”

“You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing.”

https://twitter.com/CANCEL_SAM/status/1229127380402393088

Mini-Mike Bloomerg Attacks Farmers and Factory Workers: ‘Anybody [Can] Be a Farmer,’ It Takes ‘A Lot More Gray Matter’ To Work In Tech

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:30

This is a platform of the Democrat party. Hillary called us deplorables. Mini-Mike calls us illiterate. Contempt for the common man. Democrat forte of deivide and estroy.

Bloomberg belittled agriculture And factory Workers: ‘I Can Teach Anybody … To Be A Farmer’

Bloomberg: ‘Anybody [Can] Be a Farmer,’ It Takes ‘A Lot More Gray Matter’ To Work In Tech

WATCH: MIni Mike Bloomberg’s Elitist Rant on Midwest Rubes

Related: Misogynist Mike Bloomberg: “If Bloomberg terminals could provide oral sex, it would put female employees out of work.”

Well, the hard-working American farmers and machinists mocked by diminutive billionaire #MichaelBloomberg for being bereft of “grey matter” may have a few thoughts walking into the voting booth this November. #MiniMike pic.twitter.com/ykINEPdx1E

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 17, 2020

Bloomberg implied farming doesn’t take intelligence in 2016 comments

By Tyler Olson | Fox News

Bloomberg campaign in non-stop damage control

Presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to belittle both farmers and factory workers in 2016 comments made at a university forum, continuing a trend of old remarks resurfacing to plague the billionaire’s bid for the Democratic nomination.

Joining the Distinguished Speakers Series at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School, Bloomberg was responding to a question about whether it is possible to unite people in middle America and the coasts. One of the issues standing in the way of that, Bloomberg said, was the inability of blue-collar workers to adapt to the information economy even if they have their education subsidized.

“The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes. I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,” Bloomberg said.

“It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn. You could learn that. Then we had 300 years of the industrial society. You put the piece of metal on the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow and you can have a job. And we created a lot of jobs. At one point, 98 percent of the world worked in agriculture, now it’s 2 percent in the United States.”

Bloomberg continued: “Now comes the information economy and the information economy is fundamentally different because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze, and that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter. It’s not clear the teachers can teach or the students can learn, and so the challenge of society of finding jobs for these people, who we can take care of giving them a roof over their head and a meal in their stomach and a cell phone and a car and that sort of thing. But the thing that is the most important, that will stop them from setting up a guillotine someday, is the dignity of a job”

Bloomberg, who has faced a litany of negative stories in the past week about his past comments regarding women, African-Americans and others, concluded his point, saying, “the problem is not the redistribution of wealth, it is the job where you go in every day.”

The former mayor’s comments drew the ire of many on Twitter, including the organization “People for Bernie,” which is dedicated to boosting Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. and began before the senator announced his candidacy.

“Time and again we see Bloomberg insulting the middle class and the working class, union members and not yet union members,” the organization tweeted. “Maybe it’s time for pundits to stop pretending he’s just another candidate. Bloomberg is an oligarch spending his play money to buy the White House.”

Muslims Slaughter 24 Christians, The Pastor, Kidnap Three Others During Church Sunday Service in Burkina Faso

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 17:00

No Christchurch outrage, of course. Slaughtering with impunity in the cause of Islam and the world shrugs. But leave bacon outside a mosque or wear a Jewish star in no go zones and all hell breaks loose. The jihad wages across the whole of Africa. The continent could very well be subsumed by Islam like the once Christian Middle East.

More than 700 people have been killed and around 600,000 displaced in the jihad war. #InfidelLivesMatter

Gunmen killed 24 men , including a church pastor, and kidnapped three others on Sunday in #BurkinaFaso, an official said. It was the latest attack against a religious leader in the increasingly unstable West African nation. https://t.co/Nxdexw24gn pic.twitter.com/fA4iduzTKI

— Atlantide (@Atlantide4world) February 17, 2020

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Government of Burkina Faso say 24 people were killed in an attack on a Church yesterday.

Attack on church in Burkina Faso leaves 24 dead

According to the UN, nearly 4,000 people have been murdered in related terrorist attacks throughout Burkina Faso and the surrounding territories – including neighboring countries Mali and Niger.

By Zachary Keyser, J Post, February 17, 2020:

Unidentified gunmen murdered 24 people and wounded 18 others in an attack on a Protestant church in the West African country of Burkina Faso, local officials reported.

The incident occurred during weekly Sunday services, according to security officials. A resident of Sebba claimed that many of the Pansi villagers fled and took refuge in the nearby town.

Colonel Salfo Kabore said that a constituent of “armed terrorist” forced their way into the Pansi village church in the Yagha province and “attacked the peaceful local population, after having identified them, [separating] them from non-residents,” according to AFP, adding that “the provisional toll is 24 killed, including the pastor…” with an additional 18 who were wounded and/or kidnapped in the process.

Just last week, a group of alleged terrorists kidnapped seven people at the home of a pastor in Sebba. Five of the seven bodies, including the pastor, were found three days later.

According to the UN, nearly 4,000 people have been murdered in related terrorist attacks throughout Burkina Faso and the surrounding territories – including neighboring countries Mali and Niger.

In December, a similar attack occurred in which at least 14 people were shot dead in an attack on a church in eastern Burkina Faso.

The attack took place in the village of Hantoukoura near the border with Niger in the Est region, an area known for banditry that has come under attack over the past year from suspected jihadist groups with links to al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

Last year a large Islamist insurgency awoke within Burkina Faso, rendering large parts of the country ungovernable, especially in northern areas bordering restive Mali.

The bloodshed is part of a surge in violence due to Islamist insurgency igniting ethnic and religious tensions in the West African country that has killed hundreds, forced nearly a million from their homes and made much of the north ungovernable over the past two years. Christians have become normal targets for these type of attacks.

Islamist groups with links to al-Qaeda and Islamic State have carried out increasingly brazen attacks against civilian and military targets in Burkina Faso in recent months, including an attack on a mining convoy in November that killed nearly 40 people.

The country was once a pocket of relative calm in the Sahel region, but its homegrown insurgency has been amplified by a spillover of jihadist violence and criminality from its chaotic northern neighbor Mali.

In relation, a French soldier died while on operations in Burkina Faso, the French Armed Forces Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The ministry said the causes of the death of Sgt. Morgan Henry were unknown for now and an investigation was underway into the circumstances behind his death.

Former colonial power France intervened in the Sahel region, south of the Sahara, back in 2013 to drive back militants who had seized northern Mali the previous year. Fighters have since regrouped and over the past year, militants have stepped up attacks in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Misogynist Mike Bloomberg: “If Bloomberg terminals could provide oral sex, it would put female employees out of work.”

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:06

Michael Bloomberg claimed that his famous computer system “will do everything, including give you [oral sex]. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.”

The are actual quotes: The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit & Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg

Kellyanne Conway: Bloomberg’s Sexist Comments ‘Far Worse’ Than Trump’s

According to Bloomberg employees, Bloomberg said to a woman who announced she was pregnant, as she’s been congratulated by her coworkers, says aren’t you going to kill it? This is a woman who relied upon her employment, relied upon Michael Bloomberg for her employment and her maternity benefits as she’s found out the good news.”

He doesn’t just denigrate women:‘Anybody [Can] Be a Farmer,’ It Takes ‘A Lot More Gray Matter’ To Work In Tech

A new report raises more questions about Bloomberg’s alleged sexism and sexual harassment

Bloomberg faces these questions, highlighted by a new Washington Post report, as he rises in national polls.

By Zeeshan Aleem, VOX, February 15, 2020:

As presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has risen in Democratic primary polls — he’s currently in third place nationally according to RealClearPolitics’ polling average — he’s faced increasing scrutiny about his past.

In particular, Bloomberg has been challenged about allegations of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, and has been questioned about a number of lawsuits filed against him and his eponymous company regarding those issues. On Saturday, a new investigative report from the Washington Post’s Michael Kranish once again surfaced those concerns.

Drawing from previously unreleased court documents, depositions, and interviews with witnesses, Kranish’s reporting details vulgar and misogynistic comments Bloomberg allegedly made toward women. The report also features a former employee who says he heard one of the most notorious accusations against Bloomberg himself — that the former mayor once told a pregnant subordinate to “kill” her unborn child (Bloomberg has denied saying this).

And in a week in which Bloomberg was accused of being racist due to resurfaced comments about the stop-and-frisk program he once championed, Kranish’s work also highlights comments Bloomberg allegedly made that are startlingly degrading to African Americans; one lawsuit claims Bloomberg once advised an employee to find “some black who doesn’t have to speak English” to work as a nanny for her.

[…]

And these allegations could also intensify calls for Bloomberg to release former employees from nondisclosure agreements made regarding the lawsuits, something Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren called for in December.

Whether these concerns are shared by the moderate voters whom Bloomberg is targeting with his campaign is an open question, however.

Bloomberg has been accused of some shocking behavior toward women

Much of what the Post lays out in its investigation of Bloomberg’s inappropriate conduct has been reported on before, but there are some critical new details.

Sekiko Sakai Garrison, a top saleswoman who worked for Bloomberg in his business information firm, sued him and his company in the ’90s for workplace discrimination. The Post published some of the details of the complaints mentioned in the lawsuits:

On April 11, 1995 at approximately 11:20 a.m., Bloomberg was having a photograph taken with two female Company salespeople and a group of N.Y.U. Business School students, in the company snack area. When Bloomberg noticed Garrison standing nearby, he asked, “Why didn’t they ask you to be in the picture? I guess they saw your face.” Continuing his penchant for ridiculing recently married women in his employ, Bloomberg asked plaintiff, “How’s married life? You married?” Plaintiff responded that her marriage was great and was going to get better in a few months: that she was pregnant, and the baby was due the following September. He responded to her “Kill it!” Plaintiff asked Bloomberg to repeat himself, and again he said, “Kill it!” and muttered, “Great! Number 16!” suggesting to plaintiff his unhappiness that sixteen women in the Company had maternity-related status. Then he walked away.

Bloomberg has denied accusations that he told her to “kill” the unborn child under oath, and he reached a confidential settlement with Garrison.

But the Post interviewed a former Bloomberg employee, David Zielenziger, who said that he personally witnessed the conversation. Zielenziger not only confirmed that he heard it, he said it was typical. “He talked kind of crudely about women all the time,” he told the Post.

The Post also obtained and published a notorious booklet compiled by a Bloomberg employee that allegedly contained some of his most degrading and profane comments around the workplace. Entitled “The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg,” the 32-page booklet contains crude boasts and jokes, such as the claim that his famous computer system “will do everything, including give you [oral sex]. I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.”

In 2001, a Bloomberg spokesman admitted that the booklet contained “some of the things he might have said” and Bloomberg has apologized to people offended by the booklet. But what’s striking is that Bloomberg’s campaign today takes the stance that he never said anything in that booklet. “Mike simply did not say the things somebody wrote in this gag gift,” Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser told the Post.

Loeser also added a general blanket statement about Bloomberg’s past remarks that have stirred controversy: “Mike openly admits that his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life and some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong.” It’s worth noting the lack of specificity of the statement given the number of accusations made against Bloomberg, and the fact that it is not an apology for his past behavior.

The Bloomberg campaign did not respond to a request for comment from Vox.

In a Saturday tweet that seemed to address the Post article, however, Bloomberg wrote, “I would not be where I am today without the talented women around me. I’ve depended on their leadership, their advice and their contributions. As I’ve demonstrated throughout my career, I will always be a champion for women in the workplace.”

Garrison’s complaint also reportedly contains some allegations Bloomberg made racist remarks while at the office, including the remark about finding “some black” to serve as a nanny, and that the former mayor referred to Mexican clients as “jumping beans.”

Bloomberg faces increasing scrutiny on many fronts

Bloomberg’s behavior toward women is only one of many fronts on which he’s facing questions over whether it’s appropriate for him to seek the Democratic nomination.

He has also, as the New York Times’ Alexander Burns, Nicholas Kulish, Lazaro Gamio, and Karl Russell have reported, faced questions about the appropriateness of his charitable and political contributions, and the influence those gifts have given him. Those reporters noted: Bloomberg’s “political and philanthropic spending has also secured the allegiance or cooperation of powerful institutions and leaders within the Democratic Party who might take issue with parts of his record were they not so reliant on his largess.”

And in recent days, the candidate has had to defend himself against allegations he is racist following a progressive podcaster resurfacing a 2015 speech. Bloomberg gave the speech defending New York’s stop-and-frisk program (which was declared unconstitutional in 2013), in which he said, “Ninety-five percent of your murders — murderers and murder victims — fit one M.O. You can just take the description, Xerox it and pass it out to all the cops. They are male, minorities, 16 to 25.”

A clip of that speech went viral, and led to #BloombergIsRacist trending for much of the day Tuesday.

Bloomberg has apologized for supporting the program in recent months, and did so again Thursday, saying, “I defended it, looking back, for too long because I didn’t understand then the unintended pain it was causing to young black and brown families and their kids. … I apologize.”

The effectiveness of these apologies — and what, if any, damage to Bloomberg’s campaign these controversies are inflicting — remains to be seen.

For now, Bloomberg remains strikingly popular among black voters; a recent Quinnipiac poll, for instance, found he is the second most popular candidate among that demographic group, behind only former Vice President Joe Biden. And he has won the endorsements of a number of prominent black and women politicians, including Rep. Lucy McBath, San Francisco Mayor London Breed, and Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Many of the concerns about the former mayor appear to come from progressive candidates (like Warren’s call for Bloomberg to release those bound by NDAs) and their surrogates (like Sanders surrogate Shaun King’s critiques of Bloomberg on race, sex, and religion). It is not clear that moderate voters share these concerns — particularly given Bloomberg’s poll numbers — meaning the candidate’s moment of truth is likely to come on Super Tuesday.

Democrat Senators Held Secret Meeting With Iranian Leaders Last Week

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 15:41

In a direct act of sedition – the party itself is a national security risk.

REPORT: Dem Senators Held Secret Meeting With Iranian Leaders

By: Chris Donaldson, Trending Politics via The Federalist, February 17,2020:

In an astonishing example of just how far that Democrats will go to undermine President Trump on foreign policy, Senate Dems met in secret with high-level Iranian officials last week.

According to a bombshell report, the treacherous cabal of lawmakers led by Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif in Munich where they were attending a security conference.

If the report is true, it is more evidence that Democrats have gone rogue to the point where they are putting the safety of Americans in peril to stick it to Trump and have no qualms over an alliance with the world’s top exporter of terrorism.

Murphy who has been one of the president’s most venomous critics was the point man for the Democrat-Deep State push to investigate former national security adviser and decorated military general Michael Flynn over his infamous phone call with the Russian ambassador after the election had been decided.

Via The Federalist, “Source: Democrat Senator Held Secret Meeting In Munich With Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif”:

Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and other Democratic senators had a secret meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jahad Zarif during the Munich Security Conference last week, according to a source briefed by the French delegation to the conference. Murphy’s office did not respond to repeated requests for comment by press time.

Such a meeting would mean Murphy had done the type of secret coordination with foreign leaders to potentially undermine the U.S. government that he accused Trump officials of doing as they prepared for Trump’s administration. In February 2017, Murphy demanded investigations of National Security Advisor Mike Flynn because he had a phone call with his counterpart-to-be in Russia.

“Any effort to undermine our nation’s foreign policy – even during a transition period – may be illegal and must be taken seriously,” Murphy said in 2017 after anonymous leaks of Flynn’s phone call with Russian ambassador Sergey Kisylak were published. He also strongly criticized the open letter some Republican senators sent Iranian leaders during the Obama administration’s campaign for a nuclear agreement.

However, Murphy has previously defended rogue meetings if they’re done by Democrats such as former Secretary of State John Kerry.

“Unless it was authorized by the president or secretary of state, conducting independent foreign policy sends mixed signals to our adversaries,” said Christian Whiton, former State Department senior advisor in the Trump and George W. Bush administrations. “It seems very unpalatable. If we want to talk to Iranians, they know how to reach us and they don’t need to go through an intermediary.”

A State Department official who spoke on background said that the State Department was not aware of any side meetings with Iranian officials that Murphy was engaged in.

The Munich Security Conference, an annual forum on international security policy, welcomes hundreds of world leaders each February. This year’s conference featured robust debate on the United States’ maximum pressure policy against Iran, China’s handling of the coronavirus and technology concerns, and the European alliance with the United States. Other Democrat senators at the conference included Sens. Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland. Former Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts also attended.

Both Murphy and Zarif spoke publicly during a two-hour session on Middle East policy, with Murphy and Zarif both fiercely criticizing U.S. policy.

President Donald Trump has reoriented American policy in the Middle East away from President Barack Obama’s friendly posture toward Iran. He departed from Obama’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a nuclear arrangement with the Republic of Iran that was not ratified by the United States Senate.

Trump has exerted instead a “maximum pressure” campaign against the regime, with 12 demands on Iran before a new deal is reached. Those demands include a full account of its nuclear program, ending its proliferation of ballistic missiles, releasing all U.S. citizens held on spurious charges, ending support to terrorist groups, withdrawal of forces in Syria, and cessation of its threatening behavior against its neighbors.

The “maximum pressure” campaign of sanctions has devastated the Iranian economy, which is in recession and faces rising inflation. It has made it difficult for Iran to pay foreign fighters engaged in supported terror operations. Iranians have taken to the streets in protest.

Iran recently killed an American contractor in Iraq and the United States killed Iranian general Qassim Suleimani, a top Iranian leader who was responsible for the killing and maiming of thousands of U.S. soldiers. Iran’s retaliatory strike for that killing resulted in no U.S. deaths, but the country did shoot down a Ukrainian passenger plane then lied about it for days.

At the conference, Zarif said official retaliation for the killing of Suleimani had ended, although he suggested independent attacks from others in the country might follow.

Murphy is a frequent speaker at the National Iranian American Council, a lobbying group with alleged links to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Republican Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Ted Cruz of Texas recently asked the Department of Justice for potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

They wrote that the influential lobbying group “purports to improve understanding between American and Iranian people but in reality seems to spread propaganda and lobby on behalf of the Iranian government.” Evidence indicates that evidence Zarif himself was involved in founding the group.

The DNC has a problem: his name is Bernie Sanders, because he’s winning

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:30

Socialist Bernie Sanders won the New Hampshire primary.

The party could not be seen organizing a new sham like in Iowa, where it held the results for a week while it looked for a solution to try to make him lose.

Jeb Bush Syndrome

To the honest observer, which is about anyone but journalists, the Sanders syndrome is neither unique nor surprising. The Republican Party had the same one in 2016, his name was Jeb Bush, who lost to a guy named Donald Trump.

The Democrats had decided who the people must choose. They had their own Jeb Bush, the people had to vote for him. Their Jeb Bush is Joe Biden. And Joe Biden, manufactured by the elites and the media, quickly began to sink – like Jeb Bush – during the first real-life confrontation: the primaries.

In New Hampshire, he just finished 5th, far behind the two leading candidates, after finishing 4th in Iowa. He is done. He is the only one who doesn’t know it.

The arrogant “We the People” have once again refused to obey the elite. “It’s incomprehensible, say the elites, because we know better than the people what is good for them. It wasn’t complicated: all the people is asked to do is to follow the instructions, as in France, where they always elect the candidate we designate”.

“It is abnormal, shocking even, that the people allow themselves to make their own choices, say the elites, with all the brainwashing from the media. Did the public enemy number 1 failed his mission?”

Joe Biden, Like Jeb Bush Has Nothing to Offer

Listen to his speeches, read his interviews: Biden has no project, no vision, no message, no promise (neither does Pete Buttigieg, for that matter. This one looks like a VR robot from Google’s labs: the more human they become, the scarier). On the other hand, Biden publicly insults, during his political meetings, those who ask questions he doesn’t like to hear, or challenges them to do more push-ups than him.

Bernie Sanders has a strong and powerful message – so strong and powerful that it would send America into a strong and powerful recession.

My Democrat friend Avram Miller recently wrote that before voting for him, he would sell all his assets and buy gold, because America will fall apart.

If Sanders were to be elected, the billionaires and Corporate USA would leave the country. Sanders, in order to finance his program, would confiscate your assets, your house. The country would sink into chaos.

Revolution or chaos

The DNC nightmare is the communist Bernie Sander, just as Trump was the GOP nightmare back in 2015.

I reassure you, don’t start sweating, the comparison ends here: Sanders cannot win!

  • The Independents, who haven’t started voting, don’t want a Communist.
  • Middle-class Democrats, in most states except West and East Coast, and a few scattered areas, don’t want hell, I mean, not socialism. They certainly want evolution, but not a revolution.

The Democrats did not know how to stop the far-left wave who pushed the party to the margins. They couldn’t find a strong candidate. They have no one but losers, broken arms and cracked heads (which explains Sanders’s success).

I have to give you an example, to better understand.

Andrew Yang, the candidate who is trailing the pack, whose results are between 1 per cent and 1 per cent, said during a rally:

“The has fundamentally shifted the direction of this country and transformed our politics, and we are only continuing to grow.”

Can you imagine their level of blindness?

To confront Trump, you needed a heavyweight. A personality beloved by the entire left. A Michele Obama, for example, if she had ideas. (Her book shows that her ideas are closer to telenovelas than to political science).

Joe Biden has only one message: “I am Obama’s heir.” Neither his skin color, nor his old age, nor his clumsiness, nor his gaffes have convinced anyone about that. And I’m not even talking about the corruption he drags with him, which would blow up in front of America if he were to face Trump in a national debate.

A Socialist Issue

I would never have thought that the editorial staff of the Washington Post, which is leading the DNC’s strategy with the New York Times, would have acknowledged a socialist problem. I had to see it with my own eyes to believe it. And I saw it with my own eyes.

The Washington Post is preparing the way for its backup plan after Joe Biden: it’s Mike Bloomberg. That’s the problem with elites: they know better than the people what’s good for them.

Last Saturday, the editorial board demolished the Democratic candidates.

The WaPo explains that describing candidates Biden and Buttigieg as center-left is an “untested assumption” and “false,” and that they are as extreme as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

The article takes Sanders and Warren’s key proposals, such as Medicare-for-all and free college, and points to Buttigieg’s proposals “to make college free for pretty much everyone — just not for the wealthiest families” and how his health care plan would “eventually drive private insurance companies out of business,” to show that he is equally extreme.

It says that Biden may not back the Green New Deal but “wants to spend a whopping $1.7 trillion to enable the country to eliminate net carbon emissions by 2050,” which amounts to roughly the same economic disaster.

“Then there are the policy moves that practically all Democrats agree on: giving legal safe harbor to the young immigrants known as “dreamers”; reviving and expanding President Barack Obama’s climate regulations; reengaging with Iran; raising the minimum wage; keeping abortion legal; cracking down on guns. In fact, every major Democratic candidate is running on an agenda to the left of Mr. Obama’s,” the Post editorial board wrote.

Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor, agrees with me. He applauded the WaPo’s lucid and honest analysis for admitting that the Democrats have no moderate presidential candidates:

“It’s amazing that The Washington Post is willing to admit that the Democrats are left, left of left and leftist,” Gainor told Fox News. The problem is, you can’t find this correct view hardly anywhere else in the press… Journalists have been calling the top Democrats, “moderate” or “centrist” as a way of pretending the party hasn’t made a huge left turn.”

As I said, the elites think the people are easy to manipulate.

Home Office Bureaucrats Accused of Burying Report on Ethnicity of Muslim Child Grooming/Gang Rapists

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:00

Over a million tween and teen girls trafficked by Muslim sex trafficking gangs – and no end in sight. The monstrous abuse was made possible by the UK government and law enforcement who did nothing when girls came to them for help for fear of being labeled islamophobic. Clearly, the sharia (not offending or criticizing Islam) takes precedence over the child rape, child marriage, Muslim rape/grooming gangs and forced marriage.

Thousands of cases: UK: Muslim Child Rape Sex Trafficking Gangs

Home Office Bureaucrats Accused of Burying Report on Ethnicity of Grooming Gang Rapists

By Jack Montgomery, Breitbart, February 07, 2020:

Home Office bureaucrats have been accused of burying a report on the ethnic background of grooming gang rapists announced in 2018.

The report was commissioned by Sajid Javid — then Home Secretary, now Chancellor of the Exchequer — in 2018, with the Pakistani-heritage Muslim MP saying it made him “feel angry” that such a disproportionate number of grooming gang rapists came from his community, and that they had “disgraced our heritage”.

The Home Office later said the review would remain internal, however, supposedly due to operational sensitivity, and Javid was accused of having essentially shelved it.

Now his successor as Home Secretary, Priti Patel, is reportedly being met with “obfuscation” and “given the run around” by departmental bureaucrats as she attempts to find out what has become of their investigation.

“I have no idea why, but it has consistently felt like Home Office officials deliberately avoid ministers clear instructions for research when it comes to grooming gangs,” commented Sarah Champion, a Labour MP who has pressed the issue of grooming gangs for some time, and was sacked from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow government for daring to say that “Britain has a problem with British Pakistani men raping and exploiting white girls.”

“The Home Office ministers and the former Home Secretary [Javid] have all stated to me that the department will carry out research into perpetrators of gang-related child sexual exploitation,” Champion said of the current impasse.

“Still we have nothing. It appears civil servants in the Home Office believe if they ignore requests into grooming gang data for long enough, ministers will just move on to a different topic.

“I think they might be shocked by the persistence of Priti Patel on this issue.”

Sources told the Huffington Post that Patel was “not best pleased” with officials in her department, who are seen as “not being completely upfront” about the issue. She is said to be insistent on seeing the results of the report for herself, even if they are not revealed to the public.

Independent research by think tank Quilliam has previously indicated that some 84 per cent of groomers are South Asian origin men.

“We were promised a review of sorts by the then home secretary and then when it didn’t surface, we were told it was for internal use only,” commented Nazir Afzal, a former Crown prosecutor who led some of the early cases against grooming gang when the authorities were finally forced to act on the scandal.

“Now it seems nobody can find it, he added.

“It’s victims that constantly get let down by the failures of those in authority.”

Afzal wants the report released because, in his view, its absence is being “exploited by the far right”.

Because of his background and work on grooming gang cases, Afzal is often wheeled out by the mainstream media outlets who neglected the issue for years as an authoritative voice ont the subject — but he has previously tried to play down the religious and ethnic dimensions of the large-scale sexual exploitation of overwhelmingly non-Muslim, usually white girls by overwhelmingly Mulsim, usually Pakistani-origin men as non-existent or minimal.

In 2014 he suggested that while the ethnic profile of victims and perpetrators “is what it is”, Asian-origin men were vastly overrepresented in the offender statistics in large part because “Pakistani men, Asian men, [are] disproportionately employed in the night-time economy” — cab drivers, takeaway owners and workers, and so on — and that brings vulnerable seeking “transport” and “food” in contact with the “very small minority” of night-time economy workers inclined towards sexual abuse.

“There is no religious basis for this. These men were not religious,” Afzal insisted — but victims vehemently disagree.

President Trump CRUSHES Obama Turnout Numbers

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:30

Enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump is through the roof!

With approximately, 70% of precincts reporting, President Trump has surpassed the New Hampshire Primary vote total of every incumbent President running for re-election over the last four decades.

— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) February 12, 2020

Trump Beats Obama Turnout Numbers for Incumbent New Hampshire Primary

US President Donald Trump looks at his supporters after reading words from Al Wilson’s song “The Snake” during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 10, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump did not have a serious primary challenger for 2020, but Republican voters came out in droves to support him in the Republican New Hampshire primary.

With 86 percent reporting, Trump earned 117,462 votes in the New Hampshire Republican primary, more than twice the 49,080 primary voters who voted for former President Barack Obama in the New Hampshire primary in 2012.

“Enthusiasm for Donald Trump is through the roof!” wrote Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale on Twitter.

“President Trump has surpassed the New Hampshire Primary vote total of every incumbent President running for re-election over the last four decades,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday night as the New Hampshire Primary results came in.

Here is the record for previous presidents:

President Donald Trump in 2020: 110,717
President Barack Obama in 2012: 49,080
President George W. Bush in 2004: 52,962
President Bill Clinton in 1996: 76,797

Trump appeared pleased with the numbers.

“Wouldn’t a big story be that I got more New Hampshire Primary Votes than any incumbent president, in either party, in the history of that Great State?” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Not an insignificant fact!”

He also thanked Parscale for turning out record support.

The Trump campaign issued a statement after primaries noting that they were prepared for any Democrat winning the primary race in 2020.

The statement read:

The Democrat story in New Hampshire is the continued dominance of big government socialist policies and the success of their standard bearer, Bernie Sanders. No matter which Democrat eventually emerges from their months-long dumpster fire of a primary process, we know the contrast will be President Trump’s record of accomplishment and optimistic view of the future versus Democrats and their socialist, job-killing agenda.

More than 5,000 Americans Killed, Wounded, Kidnapped Trying to Rebuild Afghanistan

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:00

Immoral, colossal, stupid self-sacrifice. A disgrace.

We should fight fascism, communism, political Islam when they come to this country. As to fighting abroad, let alone rebuilding a failed country, send all the equipment that needed (without sacrifice) to any fight for freedom, whether it’s against fascism, communism, Islamic supremacism (statism). But let us never sacrifice American lives. (paraphrasing Ayn Rand)

More than 5,000 Killed, Wounded, Kidnapped Trying to Rebuild Afghanistan

In first ever public account, US reveals human cost of multi-billion effort to rebuild Afghanistan

By Washington Free Beacon, February 11, 2020:

More than 5,000 Americans, Afghans, and coalition service members have been killed, wounded, or kidnapped in Afghanistan since the United States began its multibillion-dollar rebuilding effort in 2002.

In the government’s first public accounting of the human cost of rebuilding Afghanistan, U.S. officials conservatively estimate that 5,135 have been killed or wounded in the 18 years since rebuilding and stabilization missions began in Afghanistan. The statistics are recorded in a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, or SIGAR.

The total number of casualties “includes 2,214 killed and 2,921 wounded.” The report also “identified 1,182 individuals that were kidnapped or went missing.” The oversight organization billed its findings as the “first official accounting by an independent inspector general of the human costs of reconstruction and stabilization in Afghanistan.”

The newly released statistics are likely to anger opponents of America’s ongoing reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. Despite the billions of taxpayer dollars poured into the reconstruction effort, the United States still has little to show for its investment.

“Unless the U.S. Government considers the human costs, the true costs of reconstruction and stabilization efforts in Afghanistan are not accurately captured,” SIGAR concluded in its report.

READ the rest

 

President Trump has Given Us a Path to a Balanced Budget – It’s Pro-Worker, Pro-Family and Pro-Growth

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 19:15

It includes $4.6 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years. Pelosi and her party never produced a budget when they regained control of the House, because the radical left-wing views of the Democrat Party today would terrify voters.

Trump has Given Us a Path to a Balanced Budget – It’s Pro-Worker, Pro-Family and Pro-Growth

“In 2017, Speaker Pelosi famously cajoled House Republicans to produce a budget, warning ‘show me your budget, show me your values.’ She was understood to mean that you can learn about someone’s deepest convictions judging the way in which they spend their money,” Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) writes for Fox News.

By FOX News, February 11, 2020:

“Ironically, she and her party never produced a budget when they regained control of the House in 2019 . . . In contrast, President Trump is not afraid to put his cards on the table.” His new proposed budget is a stark departure from Beltway “business as usual,” putting the Federal ledger on a path back to surpluses in just 15 years.

Like the budget we produced at the Republican Study Committee, the president presents a path to balance the budget.

The president’s budget would put the federal ledger in the black in just 15 years. It includes $4.6 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years.

This is major progress from the “business as usual” Washington that has produced $23.2 trillion in national debt and faces annual $1 trillion deficits over the next decade. And it’s definitely not a surprise from an administration that has recommended more budget cuts than any other administration in modern history.

To achieve fiscal responsibility, President Trump is recommending deep cuts to bloated bureaucracies in D.C. and discontinuing programs that are no longer needed or should be handled by state governments.

Of those included cuts is a 26 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency, which is music to Hoosier farmers’ ears.

The budget also encourages reforms to eliminate the infamous year-end spending sprees. Federal agencies often empty their accounts at the end of the fiscal year to justify getting the same dollar amount in next year’s budget.

The PBR also addresses the money the federal government pays to dead people. Openthebooks.com found there are six million active Social Security numbers that belong to people aged 112 and older, which is 5,999,960 more than the 40 people who are actually aged 112 (and over) and alive today.

The president’s budget addresses this issue by introducing new strategies to reduce monetary loss, reasoning that “protecting taxpayer money and making sure it is serving its intended purpose is a fundamental responsibility.”

Additionally, the president’s budget provides a blueprint for additional oversight to ensure the federal government learns the “Art of the Deal,” by negotiating better contracts with private contractors.

But it does not cut vital programs. For example, the president’s budget keeps much-needed defense spending, keeping his promise to continue rebuilding the military and it even proposes funding for 1,000 miles of the border wall.

It also proposes a big jump in funding for artificial intelligence and quantum information sciences — both vital to our global power competition with China.

Finally, it promotes a 13 percent funding boost for our veterans, ensuring our nation’s finest get the care they deserve.

On page 16 of the chapter on stopping wasteful and unnecessary spending, there is a section that summarizes the philosophy undergirding the president’s budget: “This agenda is focused on new strategies to reduce monetary loss because protecting taxpayer money and making sure it is serving its intended purpose is a fundamental responsibility.” I could not agree more.

The president has set down his marker for his stance on fiscal responsibility. This is a quantum leap in the right direction. And better yet—it’s a far cry from the radical proposals made by left-wing Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Attorney General Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary cities

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 18:15

“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

Barr announces sweeping new sanctions, ‘significant escalation’ against left-wing sanctuary cities

By GreGg Re, Fox News, February 11, 2020:

Charging that so-called “sanctuary” cities that protect illegal immigrants are jeopardizing domestic security, Attorney General Bill Barr announced a slew of additional sanctions that he called a “significant escalation” against left-wing local and state governments that obstruct the “lawful functioning of our nation’s immigration system.”

Speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association 2020 Winter Legislative and Technology Conference in Washington, D.C., Barr said the Justice Department would immediately file multiple lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions for unconstitutionally interfering with federal immigration enforcement, and implement unprecedented national reviews of left-wing sanctuary governments and prosecutors.

“Let us state the reality upfront and as clearly as possible,” Barr began. “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. These policies are not about people who came to our country illegally but have otherwise been peaceful and productive members of society. Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes. This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

The DOJ has now filed a federal complaint against the State of New Jersey seeking declaratory and injunctive relief “against its laws that forbid state and local law enforcement from sharing vital information about criminal aliens with DHS,” Barr said.

That was a reference to New Jersey Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2018-6, which the DOJ says illegally bars officials from sharing the immigration status and release dates of individuals in custody. It also requires New Jersey law enforcement to “promptly notify a detained individual, in writing and in a language the individual can understand” if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) files an immigration detainer request for the individual.

Additionally, “we are filing a complaint seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against King County, Washington, for the policy … that forbids DHS from deporting aliens from the United States using King County International Airport,” Barr said.

That lawsuit targets King County Executive Order PFC-7-1-EO, which the DOJ said has dramatically increased operating costs for ICE as detainees have had to be transported to Yakima, Washington. The executive order unconstitutionally conflicts with the federal Airline Deregulation Act, which “prohibits localities such as King County from enacting or enforcing laws or regulations that relate to prices, routes, or services of air carriers,” the DOJ said.

“Further, we are reviewing the practices, policies, and laws of other jurisdictions across the country. This includes assessing whether jurisdictions are complying with our criminal laws, in particular the criminal statute that prohibits the harboring or shielding of aliens in the United States,” Barr added, noting that the DOJ would support DHS with “federal subpoenas to access information about criminal aliens in the custody of uncooperative jurisdictions.”

And, Barr said, “we are meticulously reviewing the actions of certain district attorneys who have adopted policies of charging foreign nationals with lesser offenses for the express purpose of avoiding the federal immigration consequences of those nationals’ criminal conduct. In pursuing their personal ambitions and misguided notions of equal justice, these district attorneys are systematically violating the rule of law and may even be unlawfully discriminating against American citizens.”

Prosecutors in New York and California have changed their policies so that prosecutors explicitly consider so-called “collateral consequences,” including deportation, before pursuing certain charges.

Homeland Security reviewing two administration immigration programs looking to expedite deportation

Sanctuary cities, Barr said, are defined as those with policies that allow “criminal aliens to escape” federal law enforcement — and some jurisdictions are becoming “more aggressive” in undermining immigration authorities, with local politicians even developing “schemes” to circumvent immigration officials.

In 2018, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf blew the whistle on an imminent raid by federal immigration authorities, tweeting out a warning to illegal immigrants in advance and helping them hide.

As the president did during last week’s State of the Union address, the attorney general cited several instances in which illegal immigrants were able to commit deadly crimes because they were sheltered by left-wing sanctuaries.

READ BARR’S FULL REMARKS HERE

“In November, ICE filed a detainer for an alien who was arrested for assaulting his own father,” Barr said. “The local police in New York City that had the alien in custody ignored the detainer. So the alien was released onto the streets, and last month, he allegedly raped and killed 92-year-old Maria Fuertes, affectionately known as ‘abuelita,’ a fixture of her Queens neighborhood.”

In October 2017, DHS “identified a convicted criminal alien with four prior removals at a city jail in Washington State,” Barr continued. “DHS filed a detainer. Subsequently, the alien fought with jail staff and was taken to a local medical center for treatment. But after receiving treatment, local officials released the alien in violation of the detainer. In January 2018, the alien was arrested and booked for murdering and dismembering his cousin.”

While the Constitution entrusts the police power to the states and does not require states to affirmatively assist federal authorities in implementing and enforcing immigration law, Barr said, it does clearly prohibit the states from actively sabotaging federal immigration officials.

“The Founding Fathers carefully divided responsibility and power between the federal government and the state governments,” Barr said. The ‘Supremacy Clause’ in Article VI of the Constitution provides that the ‘Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof… shall be the supreme law of the land.'”

He added: “This Clause is a vital part of our constitutional order. Enforcing a country’s immigration laws is an essential function of the national government. And no national government can enforce those laws properly if state and local governments are getting in the way. While federal law does not require that ‘sanctuary jurisdictions’ actively assist with federal immigration enforcement, it does prohibit them from interfering with our enforcement efforts.”

Barr emphasized that there is no way to determine how many “criminal aliens” are in the U.S., in part because of “local policies,” although recent estimates under the Obama administration put the number as high as 2 million.

“Assuming that estimate was accurate, the numbers are likely even higher today despite the Trump Administration’s consistent and concerted efforts to find and deport this criminal population,” Barr said.

It is the “rule of law that is fundamental to ensuring both freedom and security,” Barr asserted, saying law enforcement officers are increasingly under fire in “heinous” attacks that “come against the backdrop of cynicism and disrespect for law enforcement.”

Barr touted the DOJ’s lawsuit against California and other states over their sanctuary policies. The suit over California involves the law prohibiting the federal government from conducting operations in its own affiliated private immigration facilities and detention centers.

The law, Barr said, was a “blatant attempt by the State to prohibit DHS from detaining aliens, and to interfere with the ability of the Bureau of Prisons and the U.S. Marshals Service to manage federal detainees and prisoners.”

“Today is a significant escalation in the federal government’s efforts to confront the resistance of ‘sanctuary cities.'”
— Attorney General Bill Barr

“The department sued the State of California to enjoin numerous state laws that attempted to frustrate federal immigration enforcement,” Barr said. “We prevailed on several of our claims in the lower courts, and we are hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant our request to review the remaining issues and side with us against California’s obstructionist policies.”

He concluded, “Today is a significant escalation in the federal government’s efforts to confront the resistance of ‘sanctuary cities.’ But by no means do the efforts outlined above signify the culmination of our fight to ensure the rule of law, to defend the Constitution, and to keep Americans safe. We will consider taking action against any jurisdiction that, or any politician who, unlawfully obstructs the federal enforcement of immigration law.”

Barr’s new sanctions come as the Trump administration has already announced other initiatives targeting illegal immigration in the wake of the president’s State of the Union address last week.

Last week, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf exclusively told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that DHS was immediately suspending enrollment in Global Entry and several other Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for all New York state residents — a dramatic move in response to the liberal state’s recently enacted sanctuary “Green Light Law.”
Only 10 out of 7,526 ICE detainer requests went answered in NYC in 2019Video

Barr slammed the law in his speech Monday, calling it “unlawful.”

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations Todd Owen later told Fox News that up to 800,000 New Yorkers could be affected by the rule change within the next five years. Owen said people with pending Global Entry applications would be refunded, and that those with active applications would not be affected until their renewal date.

Illegal immigrants rushed to New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) in large numbers after the “Green Light Law,” which allowed them to obtain driver’s licenses or learner’s permits regardless of their immigration status, took effect last December. The law also permitted applicants to use foreign documents, including passports, to be submitted in order to obtain licenses.

In a letter to top New York state officials obtained exclusively by Fox News, Wolf noted that the New York law prohibited DMV agencies across the state from sharing criminal records with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE.

“In New York alone, last year ICE arrested 149 child predators, identified or rescued 105 victims of exploitation and human trafficking, arrested 230 gang members, and seized 6,487 pounds of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and opioids,” Wolf wrote to New York officials. “In the vast majority of these cases, ICE relied on New York DMV records to fulfill its mission.”

The “Green Light Law,” Wolf went on, “compromises CBP’s ability to confirm whether an individual applying for TTP membership meets program eligibility requirements.”

“This Act and the corresponding lack of security cooperation from the New York DMV requires DHS to take immediate action to ensure DHS’ s efforts to protect the Homeland are not compromised,” he said.

Biden Says We Could Run Mickey Mouse Against Trump and Have a Shot

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:52

Talk about lack of self-awareness.

Biden: We Could Run Mickey Mouse Against Trump and Have a Shot

By Trent Baker, Breitbart, February 11, 2020:

During a Tuesday interview that aired on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden suggested Mickey Mouse could “have a shot” against President Donald Trump.

MSNBC’s Willie Geist asked the former vice president as part of the network’s New Hampshire primary coverage if he agreed with Democratic strategist James Carville’s assertion that the Democrats will give Trump four more years if they nominate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“I refuse to suggest any Democrat can lose,” Biden replied. “I think we could run Mickey Mouse against this president and have a shot.”

 

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 17:00

The Democrats are deranged. Nuts.

California bill would ban stays at Trump hotels for state employees

State lawmakers in California are considering a bill that would prohibit state agencies from spending taxpayer money at any of the hotels owned by President Trump or his family.

BY FOX News, February 11, 2020:

The proposal, which was introduced by Democratic state Assemblyman Evan Low, would bar employees of any state agency from spending money at a Trump hotel while traveling for work.

“Public officials, at any level, should not profit off the constituents that they were elected to serve and represent,” Low said in a statement. “No branch of government is above the Constitution, and this legislation will ensure that California taxpayers are not further exploited by Donald Trump’s violations of the emoluments clause.”

While the text of the bill does not specifically mention Trump by name, the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the only president in U.S. history who also happens to be a hotel magnate. If passed, the ban would apply to state agencies, the legislature, the judicial council and the University of California and California State University systems.

“This bill would prohibit a state agency, as defined, from paying, reimbursing an employee, providing a per diem allowance, or contracting for the cost of lodging, procuring a good or service, or any other expense at a lodging establishment where the owner, as specified, is the President of the United States,” the bill reads.

Trump’s hotels, however, are not popular with state workers in California – especially since the average going rate for a room at one of his resorts far exceeds the $90 per night state employees are authorized to spend on a hotel room.

Since 2016, only one state worker has booked a stay at a Trump hotel through the state’s contracted travel agency or its online booking tool, according to the Department of General Services.

The president’s hotels and resorts are frequented by lawmakers and officials from other states, with 47 state officials – including 20 Republican governors – making 64 visits to Trump properties since the president took office and at least 90 members of Congress visiting his properties 188 times since January 2017.

If passed, Low’s proposed measure wouldn’t be the first time California has put restrictions on travel by state employees.

In 2017, Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted after lawmakers passed legislation the previous year banning non-essential travel to states with laws the state claims discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. North Carolina, Kansas, Mississippi and Tennessee are already on the list.

Muslim group burn to death motorists as they sleep in their cars in Nigeria, 30 DEAD, women and children kidnapped

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:00

The extraordinary media silence of this genocide is criminal.

Nigeria militants burn to death motorists as they sleep in their cars

BBC, 10 February 2020

Suspected militant Islamists have killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.

Most of the victims were travellers who were burnt to death while sleeping in their vehicles during an overnight stop, officials added

The attack took place in Auno town on a major highway in Borno State.

Militant Islamist group Boko Haram and its offshoots have waged a brutal insurgency in Nigeria since 2009.

About 35,000 people have been killed, more than two million have been left homeless and hundreds have been abducted in the conflict.

Borno State governor Babagana Zulum looked visibly shaken when he saw the charred bodies during a visit to Auno following Sunday night’s attack, Nigeria’s privately owned This Day news site reports.

The militants came in trucks mounted with heavy weapons, before killing, burning, and looting, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi was quoted by AFP news agency as saying.

The assailants “killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles,” the governor’s office said in a statement.

It also confirmed the abduction of women and children, but did not give a number.

Residents said most of the victims were travelling to the state capital, Maiduguri, but were forced to sleep in Auno, about 25km (16 miles) away, because the military had shut the road leading into the city.

The military has not yet commented.

Maiduguri was once the headquarters of Boko Haram, but government forces eventually drove the group out of the city.

It is unclear whether the assault was carried out by Boko Haram or a breakaway faction linked to the Islamic State (IS) group.

By Ishaq Khalid, BBC News, Abuja

The attack in Auno is a reminder of the threat posed by militants, and the vulnerability of communities.

When President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015, he pledged to defeat the insurgents.

Although his troops have made significant progress in weakening the militants, the recent spate of attacks on both military and civilian targets threatens the initial gains.

Many Nigerians have therefore been calling for an overhaul of the security forces and the replacement of military chiefs.

They hope that new generals at the helm of the security forces will reinvigorate the fight against the militants and make sure that the decade-long insurgency does not get any worse.

Bitter ‘Never Trump’ Republicans backing Joe Biden in NH primary, emails show

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 15:00

The senile and demented supporting the senile and the demented. Perfect.

“They’re not rational people,” a source said. “They want revenge. Trump beat them and they want revenge.”

Can we throw these traitorous cowards out?

‘Never Trump’ Republicans backing Joe Biden in NH primary, emails show

By Ebony Bowden and Bruce Golding, NY Post, February 10, 2020 |

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Embittered “Never Trump” Republicans tied to former Ohio Gov. John Kasich have secretly schemed to assist Joe Biden’s campaign — because they think he’s the only Democrat who can beat the president and help them get “revenge,” The Post has learned.

Emails obtained by The Post show that two top staffers from Kasich’s failed, 2016 primary campaign and Ohio’s former GOP chairman, a Kasich ally, were among those involved in efforts to boost support for the former vice president in last week’s botched Iowa caucus and Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.

Funding for the plan came largely from two deep-pocketed Democratic donors — former Microsoft president Jon Shirley and his wife, Kimberly — who’ve made maximum contributions to Biden and hosted a fund-raiser for him last year, records also show.

“They think Biden is the only candidate who can beat Trump at the general election,” said a GOP source familiar with the strategy.

Documents attached to one email show the group planned to identify and target at least 5,000 Democrats “from the conservative voter base” in each of Iowa’s four congressional districts, then use that information in “suppression, persuasion and GOTV [get out the vote] efforts.”

That project failed miserably, with Biden coming in a distant fourth place last week.

In New Hampshire, documents show, the group planned to use automated “IVR technology,” or interactive voice response polling, to identify Republicans and “previously identified” Republicans willing to cross party lines and vote for Biden in the primary.

But the proposal by Michael Stroud, a Republican political operative from Michigan, wasn’t circulated until mid-November, weeks after the Oct. 25 deadline for New Hampshire voters to change their registration ahead of the primary.

In the Granite State, only Democrats and “undeclared” voters can vote in the party’s primary.

A senior GOP source called the group’s half-baked ideas “dumbfounding.”

“They’re not rational people,” the source said. “They want revenge. Trump beat them and they want revenge.”

Key figures in the effort include Jeff Polesovsky and Ben Kaiser — who were the national political director and deputy legislative director, respectively, for Kasich’s 2016 campaign — and former Ohio GOP chairman Matt Borges, who backed Kasich in the primary.
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Following Trump’s victory in the general election, the president-elect personally intervened to oust Borges in January 2017.

At the time, Borges had the support of Kasich, who refused to endorse Trump following his primary loss.

Emails show the group’s pro-Biden operations would be paid for by a political action committee, Defenders PAC, which was established in September.

Defenders PAC received $75,000 — virtually all of its funding — from Jon and Kimberly Shirley, according to its most recent Federal Election Commission filing.

The PAC’s only other contributor was Borges, who kicked in $1,000, according to FEC records.

Borges told The Post that he wasn’t trying to defeat Trump, but instead wanted to ensure that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t become the Democratic nominee.

“To some extent, it’s unclear how vulnerable President Trump might be and the last thing any of us want is to have a socialist president,” he said.

Borges also claimed that his group was only targeting anti-Trump Republicans who were likely to sit out the November election.

No one else associated with the effort returned requests for comment.

Biden has all but written off his chances in New Hampshire, admitting during Friday’s that “I took a hit in Iowa and I’ll probably take one here.”

WATCH: Bernie, Buttigieg, Biden Lash Out At Trump For Killing Top Terrorist Soleimani

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 17:00

A vote for President Trump’s opponent in 2020 is a vote for jihad.

Pete Buttigieg says if he was president, terrorist leader Soleimani would still be alivehttps://t.co/xVJmOgtiEV pic.twitter.com/FE3YFyYExs

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2020

WATCH: Bernie, Buttigieg, Biden Lash Out At Trump For Killing Top Terrorist Soleimani

By DailyWire, February 7, 2020:

Three top Democrat presidential candidates – Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders – all hit President Donald Trump on Friday night during ABC News’ Democrat debate over his decision to kill Iranian terrorist Qasem Soleimani.

“While there is still debate on whether there was an imminent threat, there is no debate on whether Soleimani was a bad actor who was responsible for the deaths of many Americans,” ABC News said. “Given what you know about Soleimani, if your national security team came to you with an opportunity to strike, would Soleimani have been dead or would he still be alive under your presidency?”

“In the situation that we saw with President Trump’s decision, there is no evidence that that made our country safer,” Buttigieg said. “Look, uh, I feel very strongly about the campaign of murder and mayhem that General Soleimani and his units have perpetrated. It’s also the case that if we have learned nothing else from the war in Iraq, it’s that taking out a bad guy is not a good idea if you do not know what you are doing.”

Sanders responded by saying, “You cannot go around saying, ‘You’re a bad guy, we’re going to assassinate you,’ and then you’re going have, if that happens, you’re opening the door to international anarchy that every government in the world will then be subjected to attacks and assassination.”

Bernie Sanders claims killing a terrorist leader plotting to kill Americans creates "international anarchy"https://t.co/supAISr8pn pic.twitter.com/CynsTF7O4C

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2020

When Biden was asked if he would have ordered the strike, he responded by saying, “No, and the reason I wouldn’t have ordered the strike, there’s no evidence yet of imminent threat that was going to come from him.”

Joe Biden, who opposed the raid on Osama bin Laden, says he would not have ordered the strike on terrorist leader Soleimanihttps://t.co/5noRYCqs6w pic.twitter.com/PKHHGXSCWR

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2020

The U.S. State Department released the following fact sheet on Soleimani:

  • Since 1998, Qassem Soleimani commanded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the terror arm of the Iranian regime. The IRGC-QF is tasked with planning and executing terror and military operations outside Iran’s borders. Under Soleimani’s command, the IRGC-QF has fueled destabilizing sectarian conflicts throughout the Middle East for decades.
  • The IRGC-QF continues to wage an illegal campaign of terrorism, assassinations, and violence. At Soleimani’s direction and with his oversight and guidance, the IRGC-QF has planned and conducted terrorist attacks across six continents and inside the United States.
  • The United States designated IRGC-QF a Foreign Terrorist Organization for its activities, and the United States designated Soleimani as a Specially-Designated Global Terrorist.
  • As the leader of the IRGC-QF, Qassem Soleimani was directly responsible for arming, funding, and training proxy groups in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. Operations carried out by these proxy groups have led to the death and suffering of tens of thousands, including many hundreds of Americans. These proxies routinely target and kill civilians, intensify sectarian conflicts, and prolong the suffering of innocent men, women, and children.
  • Soleimani personally directed and provided arms to militias in Iraq for more than a decade. These militias undermine the sovereignty of the Iraqi state, threaten the legitimacy of Iraq’s security forces, and target American citizens and forces. With Soleimani’s support and lethal assistance, proxies of the IRGC-QF targeted and killed over 600 Americans between 2003 and 2011.
  • We can confirm that in the past several days, General Soleimani had been traveling in the Middle East coordinating further imminent large-scale attacks against U.S. diplomats and service members. These threats were highly credible and the intelligence is sound. General Soleimani’s travel also violated the ban imposed by the United Nations Security Council.
  • Recent orders given by General Soleimani dramatically escalated Iran’s campaign of violence and terrorism against Americans and American interests in the Middle East. He orchestrated a series of attacks against American forces in Iraq in the past several months, culminating in the rocket attack on December 27, 2019, which resulted in the death of an American citizen, wounded four American service members, and threatened the lives of many more American personnel. General Soleimani also ordered the assault on the American Embassy in Baghdad. General Soleimani continued to command Iranian supported proxies in Iraq, which posed an escalating threat to the lives of Americans.
  • For his actions, Soleimani had been designated and sanctioned by the United Nations, European Union, and United States and is banned from international travel by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231. In defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions, however, Soleimani continued to travel to Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon directing and coordinating lethal actions that pose a threat to regional peace and security.
  • Some key international and United States designations of Soleimani include:
    • Designated a Tier I terrorist as part of the Department of State designation of the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in 2019.
    • Designated under U.S. Executive Order 13224 as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2011.
    • Designated under U.S. EO 13572 for human rights abuses in 2011.
    • Designated under U.S. EO 13882 for providing material support to terrorists in 2007.
    • Sanctioned by the United Nations under UNSCR 1747 for involvement in Iran’s nuclear program in 2007.
    • Designated by the European Union in EU 442/2011 for support to the Syrian regime in 2011.

Democrat Pres. Candidate Tom Steyer compares impeaching Trump to prosecuting Nazi war criminals

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 16:30

The latest Democrat Party presidential debate quickly turned into an unwatchable spectacle. The unhinged Tom Steyer is a despicable human being. It is shocking that the vast majority of Jewish American’s continue to support the Democrat Party. #Jexodus! #Trump2020!

Unhinged: 2020 Democrat presidential candidate Tom Steyer compares impeachment to prosecuting Nazi war criminalshttps://t.co/aqB9eEKQJL pic.twitter.com/HLAy2zWPPt

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 8, 2020

Tom Steyer compares impeaching Trump to prosecuting Nazi war criminals

By Washington Examiner, February 7th, 2020:

In the least shocking twist of all time, impeachment came up during Friday night’s ABC Democratic presidential debate. The answers were hardly surprising — it’s not as if the candidates really disagree — but one answer from Tom Steyer stood out for being uniquely unhinged. He compared impeaching President Trump and investigating him even after a Democrat takes the White House in 2020 to the prosecution of Nazi war criminals in the decades after the Holocaust.

“My father was one of the people who prosecuted the Nazi war criminals after World War II,” Steyer said when asked about impeachment. “That’s part of the reason I started [supporting impeachment] … because when you see something really wrong in the United States, you’re supposed to stand up against it and fight against it, and that’s what I was doing.”

Let’s be clear: People can disagree about impeachment in good faith. Smart, honest people can fall on either side of this issue. But comparing Trump’s alleged misconduct with how he treated Ukrainian foreign aid to literal Nazi war criminals who wanted to take over the world and eliminate minorities is simply unhinged.

Despite jokes about how he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and get away with it, Trump hasn’t killed anyone. He didn’t carry out a genocide. To callously suggest punishing a politician’s arguable abuse of power is akin to prosecuting Nazis is a slap in the face to Holocaust survivors and millions of Jewish lives lost.

This line of attack against Trump is so beyond the realm of sane discourse that Steyer loses standing from his claim to be a serious person, let alone be president.

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