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Horrific Crash at Daytona 500 – Driver Ryan Newman Involved in Fiery Crash After Leading in Final Lap (VIDEO)

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:30

On Sunday the Daytona 500 was rained out early after its amazing start.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump rode in the pace car and started the race in a historic first.

On Monday when the race resumed driver Ryan Newman was involved in a fiery crash in the final lap of the race.

Newman’s car slammed into the wall and flipped before being hit by a second vehicle.

Ryan Newman was leading the race when he was tapped from behind.

The car briefly burst into flames as it came to rest upside-down on its roof.

Racing world takes to social media reacting to Ryan Newman crash at Daytona 500.https://t.co/ckljEfsE7b pic.twitter.com/aJatZVZTj0

— CBS 42 (@CBS_42) February 18, 2020

Ryan Newman was in serious condition Monday night after the crash.

Daytona 500 ends with a terrifying crash. Ryan Newman's car actually flipped over, and it crossed the finish line on fire.

pic.twitter.com/Wu8RMvsimB

— The Sports Daily (@SportsDailyBlog) February 18, 2020

Finish of Daytona 500 ends with big crash and a win for Denny Hamlin. Ryan Newman still in his car. All thoughts with him pic.twitter.com/rBV4gGNtQ9

— C1 Team ASR (@C1RacingUK) February 18, 2020

Ryan Newman 2020 Daytona 500 crash. #nascar pic.twitter.com/gg5lSTlF0E

— TURK 182 (@TURK_1_8_2) February 18, 2020

Here’s an update on Ryan.

pic.twitter.com/euuHYxPHxj

— NASCAR (@NASCAR) February 18, 2020

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“The WEAKEST Economy Since the Great Depression” – President Trump RIPS “Con Job” Barack Obama After he Takes Credit for Economy — HERE’S THE TRUTH

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 02:29

On President’s Day former President Obama took a cheap shot at President Trump by taking credit for the Trump economy.

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history. pic.twitter.com/BmdXrxUAUf

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 17, 2020

What a crock. Recall how Obama used to blame everything on GWB? Now he takes credit for president Trump’s achievements?

The notion that you did anything but destroy this nation’s economy is beyond hilarious. “Those jobs are never coming back. What’s he going to do, wave a magic wand?” Yes, @realDonaldTrump did exactly that. Your only sad legacy was your blatant lies about ObamaCare. https://t.co/1vCePXZ3tv

— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 17, 2020

The Trump Campaign also hit back at Obama’s latest lie earlier today.

On Monday night President Trump ripped Obama.

President Trump fired back: Did you hear the latest con job? President Obama is now trying to take credit for the Economic Boom taking place under the Trump Administration. He had the WEAKEST recovery since the Great Depression, despite Zero Fed Rate & MASSIVE quantitative easing. NOW, best jobs numbers .ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

….ever. Had to rebuild our military, which was totally depleted. Fed Rate UP, taxes and regulations WAY DOWN. If Dems won in 2016, the USA would be in big economic (Depression?) & military trouble right now. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2020

Of course, President Trump is correct.
Barack Obama had the worst recovery since the Great Depression.

President Trump laid out his historic successes to the American people in his State of the Union Address.
Here is how Trump started off his SOTU Address.

Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results. Jobs are booming, incomes are soaring, poverty is plummeting, crime is falling, confidence is surging, and our country is thriving and highly respected again! America’s enemies are on the run, America’s fortunes are on the rise, and America’s future is blazing bright.

The years of economic decay are over. The days of our country being used, taken advantage of, and even scorned by other nations are long behind us. Gone too are the broken promises, jobless recoveries, tired platitudes, and constant excuses for the depletion of American wealth, power, and prestige.

In just 3 short years, we have shattered the mentality of American decline, and we have rejected the downsizing of America’s destiny. We are moving forward at a pace that was unimaginable just a short time ago, and we are never going back!

I am thrilled to report to you tonight that our economy is the best it has ever been. Our military is completely rebuilt, with its power being unmatched anywhere in the world — and it is not even close. Our borders are secure. Our families are flourishing. Our values are renewed. Our pride is restored. And for all these reasons, I say to the people of our great country, and to the Members of Congress before me: The State of our Union is stronger than ever before!

The vision I will lay out this evening demonstrates how we are building the world’s most prosperous and inclusive society — one where every citizen can join in America’s unparalleled success, and where every community can take part in America’s extraordinary rise.

From the instant I took office, I moved rapidly to revive the United States economy — slashing a record number of job-killing regulations, enacting historic and record-setting tax cuts, and fighting for fair and reciprocal trade agreements. Our agenda is relentlessly pro-worker, pro-family, pro-growth, and, most of all, pro-American. We are advancing with unbridled optimism and lifting high our citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed.

Since my election, we have created 7 million new jobs — 5 million more than Government experts projected during the previous administration.

The unemployment rate is the lowest in over half a century.

Incredibly, the average unemployment rate under my Administration is lower than any administration in the history of our country. If we had not reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration, the world would not now be witness to America’s great economic success.

The unemployment rates for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans have reached the lowest levels in history. African-American youth unemployment has reached an all-time low.

African-American poverty has declined to the lowest rate ever recorded.

The unemployment rate for women reached the lowest level in almost 70 years — and last year, women filled 72 percent of all new jobs added.

The veterans’ unemployment rate dropped to a record low.

The unemployment rate for disabled Americans has reached an all-time low.

Workers without a high school diploma have achieved the lowest unemployment rate recorded in United States history.

A record number of young Americans are now employed.

Under the last administration, more than 10 million people were added to the food stamp rolls. Under my Administration, 7 million Americans have come off of food stamps, and 10 million people have been lifted off of welfare.

In 8 years under the last administration, over 300,000 working-age people dropped out of the workforce. In just 3 years of my Administration, 3.5 million working-age people have joined the workforce.

Since my election, the net worth of the bottom half of wage-earners has increased by 47 percent — 3 times faster than the increase for the top 1 percent. After decades of flat and falling incomes, wages are rising fast — and, wonderfully, they are rising fastest for low-income workers, who have seen a 16 percent pay-increase since my election. This is a blue collar boom.

Real median household income is now at the highest level ever recorded!

Since my election, United States stock markets have soared 70 percent, adding more than $12 trillion to our Nation’s wealth, transcending anything anyone believed was possible — this, as other countries are not doing well. Consumer confidence has reached amazing new heights.

All of those millions of people with 401(k)s and pensions are doing far better than they have ever done before with increases of 60, 70, 80, 90, and even 100 percent.

Jobs and investment are pouring into 9,000 previously-neglected neighborhoods thanks to Opportunity Zones, a plan spearheaded by Senator Tim Scott as part of our great Republican tax cuts. In other words, wealthy people and companies are pouring money into poor neighborhoods or areas that have not seen investment in many decades, creating jobs, energy, and excitement. This is the first time that these deserving communities have seen anything like this. It is all working!

Opportunity Zones are helping Americans like Army Veteran Tony Rankins from Cincinnati, Ohio. After struggling with drug addiction, Tony lost his job, his house, and his family — he was homeless. But then Tony found a construction company that invests in Opportunity Zones. He is now a top tradesman, drug-free, reunited with his family, and he is here tonight. Tony: Keep up the great work.

Our roaring economy has, for the first time ever, given many former prisoners the ability to get a great job and a fresh start. This second chance at life is made possible because we passed landmark Criminal Justice Reform into law. Everybody said that Criminal Justice Reform could not be done, but I got it done, and the people in this room got it done.

Thanks to our bold regulatory reduction campaign, the United States has become the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world, by far. With the tremendous progress we have made over the past 3 years, America is now energy independent, and energy jobs, like so many elements of our country, are at a record high. We are doing numbers that no one would have thought possible just 3 years ago.

Likewise, we are restoring our Nation’s manufacturing might, even though predictions were that this could never be done. After losing 60,000 factories under the previous two administrations, America has now gained 12,000 new factories under my Administration with thousands upon thousands of plants and factories being planned or built. We have created over half a million new manufacturing jobs. Companies are not leaving; they are coming back. Everybody wants to be where the action is, and the United States of America is, indeed, where the action is.

One of the single biggest promises I made to the American people was to replace the disastrous NAFTA trade deal. In fact, unfair trade is perhaps the single biggest reason that I decided to run for President. Following NAFTA’s adoption, our Nation lost one in four manufacturing jobs. Many politicians came and went, pledging to change or replace NAFTA — only to do absolutely nothing. But unlike so many who came before me, I keep my promises. Six days ago, I replaced NAFTA and signed the brand new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law.

The USMCA will create nearly 100,000 new high-paying American auto jobs, and massively boost exports for our farmers, ranchers, and factory workers. It will also bring trade with Mexico and Canada to a much higher degree, but also to a much greater level of fairness and reciprocity. This is the first major trade deal in many years to earn the strong backing of America’s labor unions.

No wonder Obama is trying to take credit for Trump’s work.
That speech is BRUTAL!

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‘Greatest Abuse of Power I Have Ever Seen’ – Quid Pro Joe Calls on AG Bill Barr to Resign (VIDEO)

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 01:12

5th-place-quid-pro-Joe on Monday called on US Attorney General Bill Barr to resign during an interview with MSNBC.

The Deep State-Democrat-media complex has been attacking AG Bill Barr since he smacked down Mueller’s prosecutors for abusing Roger Stone by recommending a 7 to 9 year prison sentence for process crimes.

The shampeachment hoax blew up in the Democrats’ faces so they had to cook up a new scandal.

The new left-wing narrative being parroted by the media and other Deep State actors is that there is a “crisis at the Justice Department.”

The Washington Post and New York Times happily reported that more than 1,100 former DOJ DC swamp creatures signed a letter calling for Attorney General Bill Barr’s resignation.

Joe Biden joined the calls for Barr to resign and MSNBC hack Nicolle Wallace didn’t even push back.

“This has been the greatest abuse of power I have ever seen at the hands of this president, who has no sense of decency or understanding of the Constitution,” Biden said. “And Barr’s facilitating it is beyond my comprehension. No president, no president, no president has ever intimidated an attorney general into abusing power as much as this man has. It’s disgusting.”

WATCH:

Former VP Joe Biden on the calls for Attorney General Barr to resign:

"This has been the greatest abuse of power I have ever seen at the hands of this president, who has no sense of decency or understanding of the Constitution." @JoeBiden @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/ufRkEwG5RY

— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) February 17, 2020

Biden is one the most corrupt men in all of Washington, D.C.

For Biden to call out Bill Barr and President Trump for ‘abuse of power’ is laughable.

Biden made himself and his family millions of dollars selling his political office to foreign nations.

Biden is on video bragging about shaking down Ukraine and threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless they fired the prosecutor investigating Burisma and his son Hunter.

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Report: Trump Administration Officials to Reassign Victoria Coates from NSC – Was Labeled the “Anonymous” Author

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 00:51

About ten days ago anti-Trump Army Lt. Col Alexander Vindman was escorted off the White House grounds and dismissed from the National Security Council. His twin brother Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, who served as a lawyer on the NSC was also fired and left with Alex.

There are unofficial reports that White House staffers stood up and cheered as the twin brothers were escorted form the White House.

But President Trump is not done yet.
There are reports that dozens more may be removed this week.

There are reports that crooked Intelligence Committee Inspector General Michael Atkinson and Victoria Coates, the deputy national security adviser may be asked to leave.

Victoria Coates is suspected of being the “anonymous” author who trashes President Trump in the New York Times.

The cowardly “anonymous” is currently working on an anti-Trump book to smear Trump some more.

Coates vehemently denies she is the notorious “anonymous” author.

Axios reported:

Top Trump administration officials are in discussions to reassign deputy national security adviser Victoria Coates to the Department of Energy from the National Security Council, per two sources familiar with the planning.

Why it matters: Coates’ working relationship with National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien, who elevated her to the deputy role only months ago, has strained amid an effort by some people inside the administration to tag her as “Anonymous” — a charge she has vehemently denied to colleagues.

  • Coates could take on a senior role under Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, the former deputy secretary who was elevated to lead the department in December after Rick Perry’s departure.
    A decision on such a personnel move has not been finalized and discussions could still fall apart, one source tells Axios.
    “We do not comment on personnel matters,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot told Axios. Coates declined comment.
    Driving the news: As Politico first reported, Coates has been the target of a whisper campaign in recent weeks making a circumstantial case that she was the identity behind an op-ed in the New York Times and later a bestselling book describing a resistance movement against President Trump in his own White House.

One of the literary agents behind Anonymous’ book, “A Warning,” went so far as to release a statement saying explicitly that Coates is not the author, did not edit the book, did not see it in advance and did not know about it.

Between the lines: Coates’ potential reassignment comes as Trump, fresh from acquittal in his impeachment trial, institutes personnel moves to bring early loyalists back into the White House and tests purges of staff he considers disloyal throughout the federal government.

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Dershowitz: Barack Obama Personally Asked the FBI to Investigate Somebody on Behalf of George Soros (AUDIO)

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 23:20

Liberal Constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz said during a Breitbart News interview on Sunday that he has proof Barack Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros.

For all the talk about the “crisis at the Justice Department” because AG Barr intervened after Mueller’s thug prosecutors recommended a 7 to 9 year prison sentence for Roger Stone, no one in the media cared when Obama directed his ‘wingman’ AG Eric Holder to take action.

Mr. Dershowitz claimed he has a 302 FBI report showing Obama directed the FBI to investigate someone on behalf of demon Soros.

“I have some information about the Obama Administration which will be disclosed in a lawsuit at some point but I’m not prepared to disclose it now about how President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who was a close ally of his,” Dershowitz said.

“We’ve seen this kind of White House influence on the Justice Department virtually in every Justice Department — the difference is this president is much more overt about it. He tweets about it. President Obama whispered to the Justice Department about it,” he said. “And I don’t think these former Justice Department officials would pass the ‘shoe on the other foot’ test,” Dershowitz said referring to the letter signed by 1,100 Trump-hating former DOJ officials calling for Barr to resign.

Dershowitz argued that a US President has the Constitutional authority to control the Justice Department.

“And let’s be clear about the Constitutionality of it. The President could make a decision to really control the Justice Department. He could decide who to prosecute and who not to prosecute,” he said.

Dershowitz said that it will be revealed that Obama asked the FBI to investigate George Soros in the “near future.”

“I have in my possession an actual 302 form which documents this issue and it will at the right time come out…”

AUDIO:

“President @BarackObama personally asked the @FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of #GeorgeSoros…” –@AlanDersh on @BreitbartNews Sunday with @joelpollak. For #dershowitz's full commentary on #WilliamBarr, #RogerStone, and the #Impeachment trial, go to @siriusxm OnDemand! pic.twitter.com/KM7szKoH3s

— SiriusXM Patriot (@SiriusXMPatriot) February 17, 2020

When JFK nominated his own brother Bobby Kennedy to be the US Attorney General = “Camelot”

When President Trump asks his Attorney General to pursue corruption and rein in out-of-control prosecutors = “abuse of power”

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UPDATE on the “60 Minutes” Sham Report on Crowdstrike: Impeachment Was Cover for CrowdStrike and Democrats Got What They Wanted

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 23:05

Republicans shouldn’t gloat over Trump’s victory over his impeachment foes. It was always just a ruse meant to “memory hole” the malicious activity of CrowdStrike in concocting the alleged “Russian hack” of the DNC servers. There’s much more going on here than meets the eye. — Michael Thau

Earlier today we posted on ’60 Minutes’ lastest piece of trash journalism where they pushed a shoddy Crowdstrike segment while at the same time smearing President Trump and The Gateway Pundit.

Pelley, in his report, claimed Crowdstrike was correct in assessing that the DNC was hacked by Russians in 2016. But all ’60 Minutes’ offers as proof is hearsay and weak arguments.

Cyber expert Yaacov Apelbaum told The Gateway Pundit the 60 Minutes and Crowdstrike claims are complete rubbish.

If Crowdstrike gave the FBI any data it was drive images (we don’t even know which ones). This did not include memory dumps, network pocket captures, firewall activity, etc. This type of data is crucial and should have been examined in real-time by the FBI. If indeed any drive images were given to the FBI, these would have been contaminated because they continued to use these drives for weeks after the alleged hack.

Crowd Strike was completely wrong (most likely intentionally) about the Russian hack of the Ukrainian Artillery allegation. And we know for a fact that they used the same forensic techniques to reach that conclusion as they did on the DNC hack.

Michael Thau reported on Crowdstrike-DNC scandal at American Greatness last week.

With his permission we are reposting the article here at The Gateway Pundit

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A lot of people are laughing at the huge mistake the Democrats made by trying to impeach President Trump. Besides being stuck with Trump, the argument goes, they may also pay a heavy price in November for single-mindedly pursuing impeachment without being able even to gesture at any underlying crime.

But it might be a good idea to think a bit before joining in.

All the ruckus Democrats raised over Trump’s concern about the Biden family’s wheeling and dealing in Ukraine turned out to be very useful in ways some Republicans are not calculating. It did, after all, make the rest of us forget the other subject broached in that now historic chat with President Volodymyr Zelensky: the alleged Russian hack of the Democratic National Committee’s servers that we’re all supposed to think netted the emails WikiLeaks published during the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

The Democrats’ apparently self-destructive obsession allowed the media, once more, to distract from the crucial question on which the president keeps trying to focus our attention: Why did the DNC repeatedly reject FBI and Department of Homeland Security requests to examine their supposedly hacked machines?

Whenever Trump raises that question, the establishment press tries to smother public interest by carpet-bombing us with stories about how delusional he is. We’re told over and over again that absolutely nothing out of the ordinary occurred and the words “debunked conspiracy theory” are scattered like shrapnel at anyone bold enough to dissent.

But it’s all misdirection and blatant lies.

FBI Director James Comey and Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson both testified to Congress about the DNC’s reluctance to cooperate in a case the Democrats nonetheless relentlessly hyped as tantamount to an act of war.

Comey claimed he didn’t know why the DNC rejected the FBI’s “[m]ultiple requests at different levels” to collect forensic evidence. Johnson was so unsettled by the DNC’s refusal even so much as to discuss the case with the DHS that he twice remarked he “should have brought a sleeping bag and camped out in front of” their headquarters.

A week before Comey’s remarks, the DNC even tried to shift the blame, claiming it was all the FBI’s fault for having “never requested access.” Apart from Comey’s testimony, they were also contradicted in no uncertain terms the very next day, when a senior FBI official told The Hill:

The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise . . . This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information.

That third party was CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm on the DNC’s payroll. The firm was the only entity ever allowed to inspect the Democrats’ allegedly hacked machines as well as the first to finger Russia publicly for the alleged crime. Trump also mentioned CrowdStrike to Zelensky.

But the establishment press spent a couple of days bullying the American reading and viewing audience into thinking any concerns about CrowdStrike were nuts. Then Democrats started shouting hysterically their patent nonsense that Trump’s remarks about Biden were an impeachable offense. The unrelenting media coverage of their obviously hopeless quest to oust him kicked in.

Within just a few days of hearing their name, everyone had forgotten all about CrowdStrike. And a public discussion of the very questionable role the company played in the Democrats’ efforts to destroy the president was, thus, forestalled.

What a Lucky Coincidence

Neither Hillary Clinton nor any of her surrogates ever once challenged the authenticity of any of the emails WikiLeaks published. Instead, from the very beginning, her sole strategy was relentlessly hammering home the narrative that there was a Russian plot allegedly responsible for making them public.

Paying any attention to all the proof of her corruption and incompetence would be unpatriotic, Clinton warned, because the real threat was its publication in the first place. That was all part of a nefarious plot hatched by that arch-fiend Putin to throw the election to Trump. The real story here, we were told, is that the Kremlin attacked, not just her campaign, but literally all of America on Trump’s behalf. A New York Times headline published a few days after the DNC emails started dropping said it all: “Democrats Allege D.N.C. Hack Is Part of Russian Effort to Elect Donald Trump.”

The Times supported Clinton’s allegations by citing some unnamed “researchers” who’d claimed that “the D.N.C.’s server had been breached by Russian intelligence agencies.” Besides not naming CrowdStrike, the Times failed to mention that the “researchers” it used to substantiate the Democrats’ accusations were on the DNC’s payroll.

It sure was lucky that CrowdStrike’s conclusions turned out to be so useful for Hillary Clinton. The DNC’s tech firm couldn’t have come up with something better suited to transform WikiLeaks’ disturbing revelations about her into suspicions about her opponent if they’d concocted it out of thin air just for that purpose.

Interestingly, CrowdStrike had first publicly announced the alleged Russian breach of the DNC’s servers exactly two days after WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange had warned that the DNC emails were coming by declaring he had “upcoming leaks in relation to Hillary Clinton . . . We have emails pending publication.”

But CrowdStrike’s conclusions wouldn’t have been very useful at all had they been the only ones fingering the Russians. To get any mileage out of their allegations, Clinton obviously needed confirmation by some authority not on the DNC’s payroll.

And, lo and behold, the very next day she was blessed by yet another remarkable coincidence. Some anonymous FBI officials just happened to leak information to the New York Times for a follow-up story with the incredibly useful headline: “Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.”

According to the Times, a “federal investigation, involving the F.B.I. and [other] intelligence agencies” had concluded that “the Russian government was behind the theft” of the emails WikiLeaks had just published. So certain was Russia’s guilt that senior intelligence agency officials had even informed President Obama.

Thanks to that timely leak, Clinton could now cite the authority of the U.S. intelligence community to back her insistence that the dreaded embodiment of evil, Vladimir Putin, had been responsible for alerting American voters to her gross unfitness for office. She was thus spared reliance on the word of a private contractor working on the DNC’s dime whose interest even her allies in the media would have to admit was conflicted.

Or that’s what we were led to believe, at any rate.

A Highly Respected, High-Class Entity

Though the New York Times’ follow-up story did report that the DNC had hired CrowdStrike, the reporters either didn’t know or neglected to mention that Comey’s FBI had accepted CrowdStrike’s forensics in lieu of being allowed to collect any for itself. More than five months would pass before Americans learned that the official conclusions Hillary Clinton so successfully wielded as a shield to deflect damage inflicted by WikiLeaks’ email releases on to Trump had relied on forensics commissioned by her good friends at the DNC.

Besides Comey’s January 2017 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee that the DNC had rejected “[m]ultiple [FBI] requests at different levels,” to collect forensic evidence, he also testified twice more (once before the House in March and again to the Senate in June) to their adamant refusal to cooperate with the federal agencies investigating the alleged Russian espionage Clinton has never stopped hyping.

On all three occasions, Comey repeatedly tried to downplay any natural concern about the DNC’s recalcitrance by quickly adding that they’d allowed someone else to examine their servers who had eventually shared “what they saw there” (as he’d put it in January 2017) with the FBI. Not once did Comey refer to CrowdStrike by name, instead preserving their anonymity by means of descriptions like “the private party.” He also made sure always to toss in at least one confidence-inspiring superlative. In his January testimony, CrowdStrike was “a highly respected private company.” In March, they were “pros.” In June, the assembled Senators learned that the FBI had gotten its evidence from “a high-class entity.”

Apart from sounding like a third-rate salesman with a head injury, Comey also tortured the English language in what seemed like an attempt to disclaim any knowledge of exactly what information CrowdStrike had turned over or even any precise idea of how his investigation had been conducted.

During his June testimony, when Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) pointed out the obvious importance of examining evidence firsthand, Comey responded:

It is but what was briefed to me by the people who were my folks at the time is that they had gotten the information from the private party that they needed to understand the intrusion by the spring of 2016.

But no one seemed to notice that Comey had contradicted this reassuring story of CrowdStrike’s promptness in March, when U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-Texas) pressed him on exactly when the company turned over its forensics to the FBI. Comey first said he couldn’t recall, that it might have been in June, but that he very well might be wrong. One suspects to his great chagrin, National Security Agency chief Admiral Michael Rogers happened also to be testifying and chimed in, reminding Comey that the handoff had occurred in mid-June 2016. Comey was forced to agree without any commitment-dodging qualifications; meaning that, contrary to his later testimony, a full six weeks had gone by since CrowdStrike had started investigating the DNC breach in early May before they handed anything over to the FBI.

On whichever occasion it turns out Comey had falsely testified about when he’d received CrowdStrike’s forensics, one can understand why he might have wished to palm off responsibility on “the people who were his folks at the time” for accepting it. Even if he had no recourse against the DNC’s dogged determination to keep the FBI from collecting any evidence themselves, that didn’t justify accepting it from a private contractor the DNC had hired as a substitute regardless of how “high class” an “entity” they were.

A Concrete Motive

Contrary to all the media gaslighting about Trump’s suspicions being utterly groundless, it was exactly as though someone had reported a burglary but then refused to give the cops access to the crime scene. Even if doing so was perfectly within the victim’s rights, that wouldn’t make it acceptable for law enforcement to accept evidence from a private investigator he’d hired as a substitute.

Indeed, the self-professed victim’s adamance that law enforcement not collect any evidence themselves would make his eagerness to hand over a privately commissioned dossier all the more suspect. Especially if the private eye’s conclusions just so happened to tarnish the reputation of someone possessing proof of his client’s misdeeds.

Forensics gathered without any supervision by a private contractor hired by the DNC couldn’t possibly satisfy any reasonable chain of custody requirements. And the utility of CrowdStrike’s conclusions to the Clinton campaign made mischief more than just an abstract possibility; it gave it a concrete motive.

Both WikiLeaks’ DNC emails and those from John Podesta’s Gmail account released a few months later were undeniably authentic. The proof of Hillary Clinton’s corruption and incompetence they contained was all in her own words or those of her closest advisors. None of them ever even once tried denying any of it. Instead, from the moment their own words appeared in public to haunt them, they endlessly chanted “Russia, Russia, Russia!” to make them go away.

Absent CrowdStrike’s conclusions, Clinton’s campaign would have had no response whatsoever to all the damaging emails by and about her.

But why on earth had the DNC let CrowdStrike announce they’d been hacked by Russia at all? Publicizing the breach only made the Democrats look bad at a time when Clinton was being battered daily about her unsecured private email server. Comey’s surprise announcement exonerating her was still three weeks away. What purpose could announcing the Russian DNC breach have possibly served if not to deflect attention away from the things Assange had forewarned would be released just two days before. Why not make it all seem like it was part of a Russian plot to help Trump? If nothing else, Comey ought to have considered all this before blithely accepting CrowdStrike’s DNC-funded forensics.

When Clinton’s campaign leaders realized that Podesta’s emails had been stolen, they must have convened some kind of investigation to develop a strategy for dealing with their likely disastrous publication during the campaign. We know that the strategy they wound up using was to blame Russia for hacking the damaging emails WikiLeaks released.

But, of course, we’ve never heard anything about how they’d first developed it.

Some Hidden Opportunity

What we do know is that, on April 29, 2016, CrowdStrike supposedly completed a five-week investigation for the DNC of an entirely unrelated computer episode that had occurred in mid-December. That means the DNC had called CrowdStrike in to work three months after the incident we’re supposed to think they were investigating but only around five days after they discovered the theft of Podesta’s emails. And, of course, whoever dealt with the technical aspects of Podesta’s stolen emails would need some other excuse for the work they were doing at the DNC.

CrowdStrike claims they found malware on the DNC servers used by a group of hackers whom another cybersecurity firm had assessed were likely affiliated with Russian intelligence. The hypothesized group was most commonly called APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) 28 until CrowdStrike founder and CEO Dmitri Alperovitch built the conjecture about their Russian affiliation into their name by calling them “Fancy Bear,” after the Russian mascot. Alperovitch’s Russian birthplace is frequently cited to dismiss any concern he might have falsely accused them. But his senior membership in the vehemently anti-Russian Atlantic Council is somehow never mentioned to reveal his true feelings about the country his family fled when he was fourteen.

Alperovitch has done a remarkable job of getting everyone to think his alleged discovery of Russian malware on the DNC server is some kind of indisputable technical result. In a sycophantic Esquire profile, we were told CrowdStrike’s monitoring software “lit up within ten seconds of being installed at the DNC: Russia was in the network.” But even supposing he’d definitively identified APT 28, their Russian affiliation isn’t close to an established hard-scientific fact. At best, it’s conjecture.

In fact, even their existence is just a hypothesis that, because a certain collection of tools and techniques were used in a number of different hacks, the culprits were the same. And since it’s been known that actors other than APT 28 have had access to some of the malware Alperovitch says he found on the DNC server since 2015, even if APT 28 does exist, assuming they’re the ones who infected the DNC servers is baseless conjecture. Indeed, any claim of universal exclusivity was already a remarkably thin and decidedly unscientific reed on which to rest such serious accusations in the fast-changing world of cyberespionage, where hiding what you know and pretending to be someone you aren’t are standard operating procedure.

But we do know some things that really are hard and scientific.

Some Otherwise Inexplicable Means . . .

The earliest compile date of any of the APT 28 malware Alperovitch claims he found on the DNC server was April 25, 2016, just a few days before CrowdStrike’s supposed investigation of the incident from way back in December ended. Within a week, CrowdStrike officially was investigating the alleged breach of the DNC servers.

The second piece of APT 28 malware Alperovitch claims he found was compiled on May 5, one day before CrowdStrike’s software supposedly “lit up” and informed him of APT 28’s presence on the DNC network.

The final piece of APT 28 software Alperovitch says he found was compiled on May 10, 2016, four days after he claims to have first detected their malware on the DNC server.

The latter fact isn’t just suggestive. It means CrowdStrike’s story can’t possibly be true.

The alleged APT 28 malware compiled on April 25 also made reference to an IP address used in a cyberattack on the German parliament in 2015 previously attributed to the APT 28 group. This is one key reason Alperovitch would have us believe they were responsible for infecting the DNC servers. An obvious problem here is the gross implausibility of Russian intelligence having used a blown IP address that would instantly identify them in a campaign of cyberespionage to control the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. Putin would certainly seem to not be sending his best.

But, in fact, though few people knew it when CrowdStrike coincidentally announced the Russians had hacked the DNC two days after Assange warned he had some trouble in store for Hillary Clinton, it turns out the IP address in the malware Alperovitch says he found was canceled in May 2015 shortly after its use in criminal activity became public.

APT 28, if there really is a single group of people behind the tools and techniques constituting all anyone knows about it, would know the address was worthless. Only someone else trying to create a false Russian flag would have any reason to put it in the compiled code almost a year later on April 25, 2016.

Comey should have known every single one of the above facts when CrowdStrike handed over its forensics. At an absolute minimum, he should have seen huge red flags about the company’s evidence, which he already had no business substituting for information the FBI should have collected on its own.

But more is true. Comey should have known enough at least to consider whether CrowdStrike ought to be a target of his investigation. Instead, he made the firm a partner and, thus, made himself an accomplice in any crimes the company may have committed.

Yet Comey did worse than just accepting CrowdStrike’s DNC-funded dossier despite all the alarming signs much was greatly amiss. Nor had Comey merely used it to reach conclusions that perfectly met the desperate political needs of someone who, three weeks later, he would strangely exonerate despite admitting others had in the past been and would in the future be punished for precisely her deeds. Someone from Comey’s agency had also leaked those conclusions to the press at the exact moment the object of his future inappropriate mercy needed them. In this way the FBI got us to ignore demonstrable proof of Clinton’s wretchedness and generated suspicions concerning her political opponent to focus on instead.

The Ministry of Truth

Though Robert Mueller had to admit there was no evidence that anyone in Trump’s campaign was involved, many of the president’s supporters have never understood that Mueller’s report affirms that Russia is partly responsible for putting Trump in the White House by stealing the emails WikiLeaks released in the run-up to the election and passing them on for publication. Cataloging the misdirection and deceit contained in Mueller’s report is a job for another day.

But, rest assured, President Trump’s suspicions about CrowdStrike’s role in starting the malicious narrative that he owes his victory to Putin are more than justified.

When the press says Trump is delusional and tries to bully Americans into accepting Democratic Party propaganda, neither believe a word of it nor knuckle under. We’ve barely scratched the surface of the overwhelming evidence of CrowdStrike’s perfidy on behalf of the Democratic Party and haven’t even begun to look into any of the volumes that emerged after Comey accepted their forensics. And President Trump is right that it’s about time someone began looking into it.

It’s worth noting Michael FlynnPaul Manafort, and Roger Stone were the only establishment figures known to have pushed the idea that CrowdStrike’s story about Russia having hacked the DNC was complete nonsense. Flynn and Manafort were even trying to convince Trump.

It’s also interesting that the other CrowdStrike executive in charge of investigating the alleged DNC breach along with Dmitri Alperovitch was Shawn Henry, who was in charge of the FBI’s cyber operations before joining the firm. At this point, no one will be surprised to learn he was promoted to the position by none other than Robert Mueller during the latter’s less than stellar tenure running the agency.

If the Department of Justice expended one-tenth the energy investigating CrowdStrike’s role in propagating the story that Trump owes his victory to Russian intelligence that it has on effectively silencing the department’s three most prominent critics for crimes, almost all of which at best are trivialities having nothing to do with election interference by Russia or anyone else and at worst never even occurred, the full story about the plot against Trump might finally start to be understood.

Until this happens (and who knows?), the Justice Department makes the same sinister mockery of its name that Orwell’s deceitful Ministry of Truth and sadistically hateful Ministry of Love do in 1984.

The FBI’s investigation of CrowdStrike’s story accusing Russia of hacking the DNC servers was about as far from following legitimate procedures as it possibly could have been. Two plus two can never equal five, no matter how much those in power or the despicable jackals of the establishment press try to bully us into saying they can.

Adam Carter, who’s made some of the most important contributions to and catalogued the overall evidence that CrowdStrike’s story is a ruse, contributed to this report.

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Trump Campaign Fires Back After Obama Falsely Takes Credit For Economic Boom

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 22:10

When President George W. Bush boarded a helicopter on the White House lawn on Jan. 20, 2009, he flew off into the sunset and … disappeared.

Before he departed, he said he’d follow his father’s advice and stay out of politics, vowing not to criticize his successor because that’s just plain inconsiderate. And he stuck with that pledge.

The same can’t be said about Barack Obama.

The former president has harangued President Trump since before he even took office, keeping up the attacks throughout Trump’s first three years.

And now, Obama is even taking credit for Trump’s booming economy.

“Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history,” Obama wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of his signature on an economic stimulus package he signed into law in 2009.

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history. pic.twitter.com/BmdXrxUAUf

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 17, 2020

That didn’t fly with the Trump re-election campaign.

“President Trump reversed every single failed Obama-era economic policy, and with it, reversed the floundering Obama/Biden economy,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News. “Obama and Biden orchestrated the worst economic recovery in modern history.”

“By contrast, though, deregulating, lowering taxes, and supporting free-market policies, President Trump has created the hottest economy on record, with unemployment hitting generational lows and all-time lows for African Americans, Hispanics, the disabled, veterans and many other hard-working Americans,” she added.

“Paychecks are growing at the fastest pace in a decade and twice as fast for low- and middle-income Americans,” McEnany continued. “It’s no wonder Democrats seek to take credit for the Trump economy after eight years of betraying blue-collar workers and inflicting pain upon the middle class as Americans everywhere suffered. But the failed days of Democrat stagnation are over, and the soaring Trump economy is here to stay.”

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WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: A Trump Valentine’s Day Story

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 21:40

By Wayne Allyn Root

I hope you all had a fantastic Valentine’s Day. This year, Valentine’s Day had a different vibe. Did you feel it?

There was a political and patriotic twist to Valentine’s Day. Because President Trump is making us all fall in love with America again.

Sure, President Trump has made America great again. The economy is booming. Jobs are plentiful. Wages are way up. The stock market is perhaps the best of all time. But it’s more than that.

For Valentine’s Day 2020, President Trump made it fashionable to love America again. It’s hip to be American. It’s cool to celebrate America’s greatness. It’s politically correct to put America first. We’re encouraged to stand for the national anthem and to chant, “USA, USA.”

And the result of all of this, is that Americans who actually love America are happy again. We’re feeling the most satisfied of our lives. We are free to be ourselves. We don’t have to be silent anymore. We’re no longer frustrated and angry. It’s our turn to come out of the closet.

We’re no longer “the Silent Majority.” Now we’re the ones who are loud and proud.

Trump is like having Tony Robbins as president. Trump has unleashed our inner power. Trump has unleashed our inner happiness. We watched as President Trump became the first president in history to be Grand Marshal at the Daytona 500 and ride “the beast” around the track. How cool was that?

These aren’t my theories. Its a fact that Americans are the happiest in a very long time. Gallup just polled Americans about their “satisfaction” level. An amazing 90% of Americans report feeling “satisfied.” This is the all-time high in the history of Gallop polling.

Even more remarkable, the number of Americans reporting they are “very satisfied” hit 65%, also an all-time high.

Not surprisingly, Republicans top the list of happiness. 93% of Republicans are “satisfied.” 80% report being “very satisfied.” Both are all-time highs.

But it’s not just Republicans who are happy this Valentine’s Day. Remarkably, pretty much everyone is happy with Trump as president.

Americans who earn $100,000 or more are 95% “satisfied.” Married Americans are 93% “satisfied.”

Men are 92% satisfied. But women are 87% satisfied. That’s pretty darn good too.

But don’t take Gallop’s word for it. Poll after poll shows the same result. 61% of Americans report they are better off than they were three years ago under Obama. That’s far higher than in any election cycle with an incumbent president running for re-election in the past three decades.

Optimism about our personal finances just hit an all-time record high. Confidence in the US economy just hit a 20-year high. Consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. Americans satisfied with the direction of this country just hit a 15-year high. 69% of small business owners report they benefitted from Trump’s tax cuts. The list goes on and on. Everyone is happy.

Except Democrats.

The results of all this happiness was on display in the New Hampshire primary. Even with no real opponent, Trump received far more votes than any incumbent president in the past half century. Trump received over 123,000 votes versus Obama 49,080 in 2012; Bush 52,962 in 2004: Clinton 76,797 in 1996; Reagan 65,033 in 1984. That’s a landslide.

To paraphrase James Carville, “It’s all about the happiness, stupid.” Trump is making us happy again. We feel good about ourselves again. Love is in the air.

This Valentine’s Day was special. Because we are all in love with America again.

Wayne Allyn Root is the host of “The Wayne Allyn Root Show” on Newsmax TV, nightly at 8 PM ET, found on every cable system in USA, plus DirecTV and Dish,

at http://www.newsmaxtv.com/Shows/The-Wayne-Allyn-Root-Show He is also a nationally syndicated radio host of “Wayne Allyn Root: Raw & Unfiltered” found at http://usaradio.com/wayne-allyn-root/

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Three Female High School Athletes File Federal Lawsuit to Block Transgender Students From Competing in Girl’s Sports

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:22

Three female high school athletes have filed a federal lawsuit to block transgender students from competing in girl’s sports against them.

The girls behind the lawsuit argue that the biological male students prevent them from obtaining track titles and scholarship opportunities.

The girls are Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School. They are being assisted with their lawsuit by the conservative nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom. The suit names the Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and the boards of education in Bloomfield, Cromwell, Glastonbury, Canton and Danbury.

“Mentally and physically, we know the outcome before the race even starts,” Smith, who is the daughter of former Major League pitcher Lee Smith, told ABC News. “That biological unfairness doesn’t go away because of what someone believes about gender identity. All girls deserve the chance to compete on a level playing field.”

An attorney for the girls told ABC that allowing trans students to compete against them reverses advancements in women’s rights.

“Forcing girls to be spectators in their own sports is completely at odds with Title IX, a federal law designed to create equal opportunities for women in education and athletics,” attorney Christiana Holcomb said. “Connecticut’s policy violates that law and reverses nearly 50 years of advances for women.”

The Connecticut Association of Schools-Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference says that they are simply complying with federal and state laws that say students must be treated as the gender they identify as.

The suit stems from two transgender runners, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who have competed against all of the girls, winning 15 girls state indoor or outdoor championship races since 2017 between the both of them.

“Our dream is not to come in second or third place, but to win fair and square,” Mitchell said. “All we’re asking for is a fair chance.”

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HORRIBLE! Georgia Police Chief Involved in Hit-and-Run – Left Victim in Ditch for an Hour Before Calling for Assistance

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 22:07

This story was updated….

A Georgia police chief was involved in a hit-and-run homicide in September after hitting Eric Keals on a bike on Main Street north of Cedartown, Georgia.

Police Chief Jamie Newsome left the scene of the crime and did not call for assistance for an hour.

Keals died in the ditch after he was struck by Kelley.

What a horrible story.

NorthwestGeorgia News reported:

A delay in emergency care in a case involving Rep. Trey Kelley and Cedartown Police Chief Jamie Newsome could have led to a man’s death, according to a coroner’s report.

A grand jury will determine if criminal charges will be brought in the case resulting from the September 2019 hit-and-run that killed 38-year-old Eric Keais.

In a written statement, Tallapoosa Circuit District Attorney Jack Browning said the Georgia State Patrol recently turned over to his office the files from the completed investigation…

…Reports generated by the coroner state Keais was struck at 8:20 p.m., but the first police on the scene calling for ambulance and fire service didn’t happen until 9:26 p.m.

The report stated that GSP investigators noted “that there had not only been a hit and run aspect to this (Motor Vehicle Accident/Fatality) but there was a breach in the dispatch of assistance to our victim, Eric C. Keais.”

According to reports provided by the coroner’s office:

After Dover struck Keais with his vehicle, he left the scene just north of Frances Drive and North Main Street. He drove his damaged vehicle eight-tenths of a mile to a local business, where he then called Kelley, who is an attorney.

Dover wanted Kelley to come down to where he had parked and said “he had struck something on North Main Street while driving southbound.”

When asked about the timeline of events, Kelley stated that, to the best of his recollection, he received a phone call from Dover sometime after 8:30 p.m. and that he arrived between 8:45 to 8:50 p.m. They then returned to the spot on North Main Street across the roadway in the Dollar General Market parking lot.

The statement aligns with the coroner’s report that Kelley inspected the car before they left the location where Dover had parked.

Keais was later found in the ditch across from the store.

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Here Are the 8 Republican Senators Who Voted With Dems to Pass War Powers Measure

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:20

The Senate voted on Wednesday to limit President Trump’s war powers.

Eight Republican Senators voted with the Dems. to advance a resolution that would limit Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran unless Congress says it’s okay.

The resolution was introduced by Virginia Democrat Senator Tim Kaine.

“We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress votes to authorize such a war,” Tim Kaine said.

As expected Mitt “Pierre Delecto” Romney, Murkowski, Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander were among the 8 Republicans who voted with Dems.

Via The Daily Caller:

The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to advance a War Powers resolution which would limit President Donald Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran without approval from Congress.

The vote was bipartisan, 51-45, with eight Republicans voting with Democrats. The eight Republicans included Utah Sen. Mike Lee, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Maine Sen. Susan Collins, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy, Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and Indiana Sen. Todd Young.

President Trump will likely veto this War Powers measure just like he did last year.

President Trump blasted the Republicans before they voted on the resolution.

….If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day. Sends a very bad signal. The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don’t let it happen!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020

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CREEPY: EVERY SINGLE WORD that Comes Out of Liz Warren’s Mouth is Scripted and Phony (VIDEO)

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 21:14

This was creepy.

Andrew Pollack posted video showing EVERY SINGLE WORD that comes out of Liz Warren’s mouth is scripted.
There is not ONE SINGLE original thought coming from her lips.

This wasn’t just one line. It’s an entire paragraph — STAGED.

What a fake!

Elizabeth Warren is a fraud.

When this woman opens her mouth, every single word that comes out is scripted.

Sticking to the script isn’t helping Fauxcahontas with voters.

Just look at New Hampshire! pic.twitter.com/rl9jw7LChF

— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) February 12, 2020

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Mueller’s Thug Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack Goes After General Flynn in New Filing

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 20:40

Mueller’s thug prosecutor Brandon Van Grack made a filing on Wednesday attacking General Flynn, arguing that the IG’s findings of FBI FISA abuse has no bearing on Flynn’s effort to withdraw his guilty plea.

AG Bill Barr needs to get this abuse of Flynn under control ASAP.

General Flynn formally asked to withdraw his guilty plea last month and filed a motion to dismiss the case, accusing federal prosecutors of “egregious government misconduct.”

Federal prosecutors then backed down and offered Flynn probation after asking for up to six months prison time.

Flynn’s lawyers are still working through withdrawing Flynn’s guilty plea because the government asked for an extension to consider Flynn’s motion to withdraw his plea.

Flynn’s lawyer Sidney Powell opposed the extension and argued, “The Department of Justice should agree to the withdrawal of the plea. Accordingly we oppose any further extension of the briefing schedule.”

Because of this, Judge Emmet Sullivan indefinitely postponed Flynn’s sentencing hearing.

On Wednesday, Brandon Van Grack made a new filing in response to Sidney Powell’s motion to dismiss the case for egregious government misconduct.

“The errors and misconduct described in the OIG Report, however, do not amount to “egregious government misconduct” necessitating the dismissal of the charge against the defendant for making material false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) on January 24, 2017,” Mr. Van Grack argued.

“The remaining allegations raised by defendant in the instant motion have either previously been rejected by this Court or are unrelated to the charge to which the defendant pleaded guilty,” he added. “Accordingly, the motion should be denied.”

JUST IN: Prosecutor Brandon Van Grack makes a new filing in the FLYNN case, arguing that the IG's findings of FBI FISA problems has no bearing on Flynn's effort to throw out his guilty plea for lying to the FBI. pic.twitter.com/w1V2MpNJyJ

— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) February 12, 2020

US Attorney General Bill Barr and US Attorney From Connecticut John Durham already suggested the FISA abuse and underlying predicate that led to the targeting of Flynn is suspect, Tom Fitton argued.

Incredible. Both AG Barr and Durham have suggested that the underlying predicate that led to the targeting of Flynn is suspect and yet DOJ still defends and excuses this corruption? https://t.co/7xk200W9cN

— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 12, 2020

President Trump should pardon everyone caught up in Mueller’s abusive witch hunt.

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“This Country Is Your Country Too” – “Hispandering” Mayor Pete Habla Español Speaks to Illegal Aliens in New Hampshire (VIDEO)

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 20:32

While in New Hampshire Mayor Pete Buttigieg celebrated his second place win by ‘hispandering’ to illegal aliens.

Pete is the moderate Democrat who like radical Democrats believes in open borders, free healthcare for illegals and the cataclysmic Green New Deal to make America a third world sh*thole.

Pete reached out to illegal aliens.

Via Breitbart.com:

“We can say to a Dreamer, lying awake at night, questioning if this country is her own … this country is your country too,” he said, adding a few lines in Spanish.

The Spanish portion of his speech translates as, “We celebrate your belonging in this country and, yes, this country is your country too.”

Buttigieg spoke Spanish ahead of the Nevada primary next week where a high percentage of Hispanics are expected to go to the caucuses.

Buttigieg Spanish translation: "We celebrate your belonging in this country and, yes, this country is your country too." pic.twitter.com/zjOYFcVQnE

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) February 12, 2020

Pete also wants free healthcare for illegals.

Buttigieg confirms (in Spanish) that his disastrous government health care plan would cover illegal immigrants.

I hope he runs English language ads saying the same thing. pic.twitter.com/3STRjpJkww

— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 2, 2019

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Biden Confused AGAIN – Falsely Claims Obama Won Against Incumbent in 2008 (VIDEO)

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 20:09

Joe Biden is confused, or lying…AGAIN.

Biden abruptly left New Hampshire on Tuesday and headed to South Carolina as his campaign continued to spiral.

He got caught in another lie in an effort to reassure his base that if he has support from blacks, he has a chance winning against a popular incumbent.

Biden told a South Carolina crowd that Barack Obama won against an incumbent president in 2008.

“All those Democrats who won against incumbents, from Jimmy Carter to a guy named Clinton to a guy named Obama, my good friend — guess what, they had overwhelming African American support.”

Of course this isn’t true.

Barack Obama won in 2008 after George W. Bush already served two terms.

WATCH:

Joe Biden: "All those Democrats who won against incumbents, from Jimmy Carter to a guy named Clinton to a guy named Obama, my good friend — guess what, they had overwhelming African American support." #NHprimary2020 pic.twitter.com/fc9Q5d9NCc

— The Hill (@thehill) February 12, 2020

 

Socialist Bernie Sanders narrowly beat Pete Buttigieg in New Hampshire on Tuesday night.

Warren and Biden got blown out and received zero delegates from New Hampshire.

CNN even admitted that Joe’s campaign is doomed.

CNN’s Dana Bash on Tuesday night said the biggest story of the night is the fact that a former two-term Vice President isn’t even finishing top four in the New Hampshire primaries.

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Trump National Security Advisor O’Brien on Dismissal of Vindman Brothers from NSC: US Not a Banana Republic Where Lt. Colonels Dictate Policy

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 19:02

National Security Advisor Ambassador Robert O’Brien commented Tuesday night on the abrupt dismissal from the National Security Council last Friday of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his twin brother Army Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman, implying that the two were insubordinate and tried to control U.S. policy with regard to their native Ukraine. When asked directly if he was accusing the Vindman brothers, O’Brien said no, however it was a telling statement on the situation at the NSC before O’Brien took over last September from his fired predecessor Ambassador John Bolton.

The twin brothers Vindman.

Robert O’Brien, screen image.

O’Brien gave a speech to Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. and then sat on stage for an interview by CBS Face the Nation host Margaret Brennan. His comments on the Vindman brothers came in a follow-up to this question about him downsizing the National Security Council.

.@FaceTheNation's @margbrennan's asks about the "right-sizing" of the @WHNSC and the role of political bias plays.

NSA Robert O’Brien cites budget and historic precedent as reasons for the decrease in personnel. pic.twitter.com/FLk82joF4e

— Atlantic Council (@AtlanticCouncil) February 12, 2020

Video of complete interview set to start at Brennan’s question about the Vindman brothers’ dismissal from the NSC:

Transcription by TGP:

O’Brien, “…but with the timing of what just has happened with the conclusion of impeachment, the fact that Vindman and his brother Yevgeny who was an ethics lawyer on the National Security Council were both fired on Friday and walked out, it sounds like the thing you said you wouldn’t do which is to retaliate. Can you answer that specifically, can you say unequivocally it wasn’t that?”

“No, look, ab-absolutely, and uh, so, so number one, uh, they weren’t fired. Uh, so, none of the detailees that leave the NSC are fired. Uh, folks may think it that, you know, it feels that way, and, look, it’s great to work at the White House, everybody likes working at the White House, uh, but there will come a time for all of us who work at the White House, including me, uh, that will leave the White House.

“And as far as being walked out that’s standard procedure and folks who, who’ve worked at the White House know this, your last day you lose your badge, and someone walks you out to the uh, gate and so that happens when you’re at the White House as a visitor, you have an escort who escorts you out. People aren’t kind of free range in the White House. And if you don’t have a badge to open the gate, somebody has to let the Secret Service know and they let you out. So uh, I, I just wouldn’t read anything into that.

“But look at the end of the day the President is entitled to staffers uh, that, that want to execute his policy, that he has confidence in and uh, and I think every, every president’s entitled to that. Uh, but, but there’s no, absolutely no retaliation with respect to the Vindmans as far as impeachment goes. But the president is entitled to a staff that he has confidence in and that he believes will execute his policies.

“I mean look, we’re, we’re not a country where a, a group of lieutenant colonels can get together and dictate what the policy of the United States is. The policy of the United States is uh, formulated and decided by an elected President of the United States. We’re not some banana republic where lieutenant colonels get together and decide what the policy is or should be.”

Brennan: “Is that what you’re suggesting happened?”

O’Brien, “No, I’m just, I’m just that saying we’re not that country, so the President’s entitled to a staff of people that he has confidence in.”

Brennan: “…can you directly say that they were not retaliated against?”

O’Brien: “I, I can absolutely tell you they were not retaliated against.”

Brennan: “Did the President ever tell you, to get rid of them, because he spoke publicly and named them. You don’t normally hear the names of National Security Council members.

O’Brien: “Aaa, aa, absolutely not, but the hiring and uh, the, the decisions with respect on personnel are made by the National Security Council. Uh, with our, ultimately the buck stops with me but we have a chief of staff, we have uh, a deputy and we have lawyers who are involved in every one of those decisions. And so, those, those were my decisions and I stand by ’em and um, we’re very proud of what we’ve done so far.”

President Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday about the dismissal of Alexander Vindman.

‘We sent him on his way to a much different location and the military can handle him any way they want,’ said President Trump on former White House National Security Council aide Alexander Vindman, who testified in the impeachment trial https://t.co/R4fDbXg4R7 pic.twitter.com/x55F6Gqpvl

— Reuters (@Reuters) February 12, 2020

Excerpt from White House transcript:

Q Then can you talk a little bit more about some of the recent departures from the White House, including the Vindman twins and —

THE PRESIDENT: No, well —

Q — and pending departures?

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, I obviously wasn’t happy with the job he did. First of all, he reported a false call. That wasn’t what was said on the call. What was said on the call was totally appropriate. And I call it a “perfect call.” I always will call it a “perfect call.” And it wasn’t one call; it was two calls. There were two perfect calls. There was no setup. There was no anything. And he reported it totally differently.

And then they all went wild when I said that we have transcripts of the calls. And they turned out to be totally accurate transcripts. And if anybody felt there was any changes, we let them make it because it didn’t matter. So we had accurate — totally accurate transcripts. And it turned out that what he reported was very different.

And also, when you look at Vindman’s — the person he reports to — said horrible things: avoided the chain of command, leaked, did a lot of bad things. And so we sent him on his way to a much different location and the military can handle him any way they want. General Milley has him now. I congratulate General Milley. He can have him, but — and his brother also.

So we’ll — we’ll find out what happened. I mean, we’ll find out. But he reported very inaccurate things. You understand that, John. When you look at his report and then when you look at what, actually, the exact the words – fortunately, I had the words, because otherwise we would have had a lot of people lying. And we were able to do it. So fortunately, we had transcripts of those calls.

I think you guys all agree with that. Right?…

…Q When you — when you say that the military can deal with Vindman any way that they want, are you sugg- —

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah, no, well, that’s up to them.

Q Are you suggesting he should face —

THE PRESIDENT: He is now — he’s — he’s over with the military.

Q Do you think he needs to face disciplinary action?

THE PRESIDENT: That’s going to be up to the military. We’ll have to see. But if you look at what happened, I mean, they’re going to certainly, I would imagine, take a look at that. But, no, I think what he did was just reported a false call…

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Clinton Fixer John Podesta Lashes Out at President Trump For Attacking Crooked Tony Podesta

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:33

John Podesta, a longtime Clinton fixer and brother to Tony Podesta lashed out at President Trump Wednesday morning.

John Podesta is one of the dirtiest people in DC (and that’s saying a lot).

President Trump was on a rampage Tuesday night after Mueller’s prosecutors recommended Roger Stone serve 7-9 years in prison for process crimes.

Shortly after President Trump TORCHED Demon Judge Amy Berman Jackson, he turned his ire toward Tony Podesta.

Whatever happened to Hillary campaign manager Podesta’s BROTHER? Wasn’t he caught, forced to leave his firm, with BIG BAD things to happen? Why did nothing ever happen to him, only to the “other” side?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020

John Podesta attacked Trump Wednesday morning and defended his crooked brother who was given immunity by Mueller and protected by the Deep State.

What happened? YOUR Justice Department closed the case because, unlike your pal Roger Stone, my brother didn't lie to Congress, intimidate a witness, and obstruct a federal investigation. https://t.co/KR8wkDxxtF

— John Podesta (@johnpodesta) February 12, 2020

Here are the cold, hard facts on Tony Podesta:

In September, federal prosecutors ended their investigation into Tony Podesta for his Ukrainian lobbying efforts and failing to file a FARA [Foreign Agents Registration Act] form in a timely manner.

Tony Podesta, who was the chairman of the now-defunct Podesta Group is a well-connected Democrat and brother to John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman.

Former special counsel Robert Mueller also gave Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort.

“In other words, for a near identical crime, Bill and Hillary’s friend could escape and emerge completely unscathed while Paul Manafort may rot in jail. Only one of them made the mistake of chairing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign,” Tucker Carlson said in the summer of 2019.

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“You’d Be Surprised!” – Trump Drops Major Hint to Media on Identity of “Anonymous” Anti-Trump Skunk in the White House (VIDEO)

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 18:07

On Tuesday President Trump spoke briefly to reporters from the Oval Office.

President Trump was asked about the Roger Stone case during his brief banter with reporters..

President Trump:  No I didn’t speak to the Justice… I would be able to do it if I wanted.  I have the absolute right to do it.  I stay out of things to a degree that people wouldn’t believe.  But I didn’t speak to him.  I thought  the recommendation was ridiculous.  I thought the whole prosecution was ridiculous.  And I look at others who haven’t been prosecuted or I don’t know where it is now.  But when you see that I thought it was an insult to our country and it shouldn’t happen.

President Trump was also asked by John Roberts if he knows who the anonymous media leaker is in the White House.

Trump answered: “I don’t want to say. But you’d be surprised!”

Via M3thods:

Boom! #Qanon #WWG1WGA pic.twitter.com/koU04vpJw6

— Pamela (@AZShopRGirl) February 11, 2020

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Democrat FORCIBLY REMOVED From Rutgers “Muslims for Peace” Event After Questioning Rashida Tlaib on her Anti-Semitism (VIDEO)

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 17:22

Police forcibly ejected Former NY State Democrat Assemblyman Dov Hikind from a “Muslims4Peace” event at Rutgers University this week.

This was after Hikind stood and asked the headliner Rashida Tlaib about her antiSemitic statements.

In January a Palestinian boy was found dead in a cistern by Israeli firefighters.

The Palestinian press instead reported that the 7-year-old boy was kidnapped and murdered by Israelis.

Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib retweeted this blood libel.

But it was all a lie.
Rashida Tlaib was spreading blood libel. The boy was not kidnapped and executed. He drowned in a cistern and his body was found by Israeli firefighters.

Democrat Dov Hikind asked Rashida Tlaib about her blood libel when he was dragged from the event.

Tlaib had no answer for him.

Police just ejected me from an event of @Muslims4Peace at @RutgersU which was a fine event until @RashidaTlaib showed up. I challenged her about her antisemitism and spreading of an anti-Jewish blood libel! She had no answer for me.

They will never silence us!

Cc @IlhanMN pic.twitter.com/vyMGCGGxlX

— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) February 9, 2020

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Pelosi Accuses Trump of Engaging in “Political Interference” For Tweeting About Roger Stone’s Excessive Sentencing, ‘DOJ Should be Investigated’

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 16:52


Nancy Pelosi

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi exploded after President Trump defended his longtime friend Roger Stone from an abusive sentencing recommendation of 7 to 9 years in prison.

Federal Prosecutors on Monday recommended Trump confidante Roger Stone serve 7-9 years in prison for process crimes during the Mueller witch hunt.

Roger Stone is a non-violent 67-year-old man who was caught up in Weissmann’s Mueller’s abusive witch hunt.

President Trump defended Stone on Monday night.

This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice! https://t.co/rHPfYX6Vbv

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020

In a rare move, the Department of Justice backed down from its abusive sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone.

All four prosecutors who signed Roger Stone’s sentencing memo seeking an excessive prison term of 7 to 9 years resigned like cowards on Tuesday after AG Bill Barr stepped in and smacked them down.

Trump continued to fire off tweets on Tuesday.

All starting to unravel with the ridiculous 9 year sentence recommendation! https://t.co/6baxv3Lvuk

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020

Trump blasted crooked Obama judge Amy Berman Jackson who presided over Stone’s case and also put Manafort in solitary confinement.

Is this the Judge that put Paul Manafort in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to endure? How did she treat Crooked Hillary Clinton? Just asking! https://t.co/Fe7XkepJNN

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020

President Trump then turned his ire toward the four prosecutors who resigned like cowards after Barr smacked them down.

Who are the four prosecutors (Mueller people?) who cut and ran after being exposed for recommending a ridiculous 9 year prison sentence to a man that got caught up in an investigation that was illegal, the Mueller Scam, and shouldn’t ever even have started? 13 Angry Democrats?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020

Pelosi on Tuesday night accused President Trump of “political interference” and said the actions of the DOJ “should be investigated.”

PELOSI: By tweet President Trump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone. It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation. Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.

By tweet @realDonaldTrump engaged in political interference in the sentencing of Roger Stone. It is outrageous that DOJ has deeply damaged the rule of law by withdrawing its recommendation. Stepping down of prosecutors should be commended & actions of DOJ should be investigated.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 12, 2020

Just wait until President Trump pardons Roger Stone. Pelosi’s head will be spinning around!

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