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Trump admin and Taliban declare new peace deal with ‘significant’ violence reduction

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 20:55

The Trump administration and the Taliban have announced they will sign a peace deal next Friday after a week with a “significant” reduction in violence.

‘A Significant Reduction in Violence’

The new peace deal will be signed on February 29th, after a reduction in violence came into effect from both sides on midnight Saturday morning Afghanistan time. This, crucially, is not a cease-fire, as the U.S. will still conduct anti-terrorist operations against al-Qaeda and other groups in Afghanistan. The “violence reduction” is a condition of the deal going into effect.

“After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across #Afghanistan,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on Friday morning. “This is an important step on a long road to peace, and I call on all Afghans to seize this opportunity.”

After decades of conflict, we have come to an understanding with the Taliban on a significant reduction in violence across #Afghanistan. This is an important step on a long road to peace, and I call on all Afghans to seize this opportunity.

— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 21, 2020

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In a statement published in The New York Times, the deputy leader of the Taliban, Sirajuddin Haqqani, said the group was willing to move forward and compromise on a number of key issues, such as women’s rights.

“I am confident that, liberated from foreign domination and interference, we together will find a way to build an Islamic system in which all Afghans have equal rights, where the rights of women that are granted by Islam – from the right to education to the right to work – are protected, and where merit is the basis for equal opportunity,” Haqqani wrote. 

Peace is Finally Here!

There will not be a complete pull out of U.S. forces from the region, however.

“The number of troops that we will have will always be the appropriate level that we need to provide security there,” said Jonathan Hoffman, a spokesman for the Pentagon. “We’re going to focus on the counterterrorism mission, and we’re going to focus on the reason we got into Afghanistan in the first place, and that is to prevent terrorist operations or individuals from using Afghanistan as a base from which to operate against the homeland.”

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President Trump is doing what he promised the American people! After almost two decades of war in Afghanistan with the Taliban, it looks like it is finally coming to an end with this new peace deal. While we will have to maintain some troops in the region, we will have one less enemy to fight than we did before. This is a win, and we need to celebrate it!

This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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WATCH: Katy Perry collapses after American Idol gas leak during show auditions 

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 19:32

Chaos and mayhem unfolded during auditions for the hit TV show “American Idol,” when an apparent gas leak permeated the studio and caused Idol judge Katy Perry to collapse in a heap.

Perry fell to the ground, not long after she had asked her fellow judges if they smelled “gas” and while firefighters were checking her out.

During the auditions, Perry asked her fellow judges, Lionel Richie and country star Luke Bryan, if they could “smell gas.” Katy indicated the smell was “pretty intense” and Luke said he smelled a “heavy propane” odor.

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Katy then said, “I have a slight headache from it, oh it’s bad, it’s really bad,” she complained as she stood up and made her way out of the building, where firefighters were arriving on the scene.

‘You can smell it, right?” Lionel Richie asked the firefighter.

Then things got really dicey.

Just as Katy hit the floor she whimpered, “I’m not feeling good.”

You can watch the video below:

In the end, everyone was fine.

And of course, American Idol will air the dramatic footage when the new season starts.

Never let a good “gas leak” go to waste!

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, O’Donnell push claims that Trump is ‘collaborating’ with Russia to steal election

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 19:05

It’s Groundhog Day once again in the media, as far-left MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews and Lawrence O’Donnell are spreading misinformation by suggesting President Trump is “collaborating” with Russia to steal the election.

The ambiguously lame duo pushed the allegations during their respective programs Thursday, a response to a New York Times report that House lawmakers were warned that Russia was once trying to meddle in the election as a means “to try to get President Trump re-elected.”

Matthews and O’Donnell made an incredibly weak leap in logic by suggesting this means the president is working with the Russians.

First up was Matthews, who apparently got a thrill up his leg by reading the The New York Times story.

NewsBusters reports that in watching “Hardball,” they witnessed the following:

In the show’s first 27 minutes, the narrative was that, without citing direct evidence, President Trump was a “wannabe dictator” “collaborating with the Soviets” to carry out “Russian attacks on our democracy” with an assist from “a complicit, compliant, lick-spittle Republican Congress” acting like “hosts of Russia Today.”

Lunatics @HardballChris, pals on @NYTimes item: ‘Dictator’ Trump is ‘collaborating with the Soviets’ to ‘attack’ 2020 https://t.co/tldzt35FmD

— JimmyB (@MOTT7) February 21, 2020

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Tingles is Rabid

Phew! That is a whole lot of stupid to pack into one 27-minute time-span. But pack it in, Matthews and his guests did.

“It’s all happening again… It’s official,” Matthews spat, reporting on something that is not official and not happening again. “Russia has endorsed the re-election of President Donald Trump who is trying desperately to keep that matter secret.”

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) interjected, calling Trump an “out of control President” and “wannabe dictator with authoritarian tendencies.”

Matthews then collected himself and rationally analyzed the report.

Just kidding. He followed that effort by asking which Republican lawmakers “might speak up against the President for apparently if not collaborating with the Soviets, with the Russians again, the former Soviet KGB director, Mr. Putin.”

 

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Trump is a Russian Operative?

Not to be outdone in the idiot Olympics, Lawrence O’Donnell told his viewers that The Times report proves President Trump is working with Russia.

“The president is a Russian operative,” he claimed. “That sounds like the description of a bad Hollywood screenplay, but it is real.”

O’Donnell, who’s delivery and cadence is what you might expect if somebody put Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Masterpiece Theater (creating the illusion he is smart while saying dumb things), explained why the report was so damning in his mind.

“It is Vladimir Putin’s greatest achievement, decades after America’s victory in the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union, the president of the United States is now helping the president of Russia help the president of the United States to get re-elected,” he alleged.

Even CNN‘s Jake Tapper reported on a national security official who contradicts MSNBC‘s blatantly false reporting.

“What’s been articulated in the news is that the intelligence community has concluded that the Russians are trying to help Trump again. But the intelligence doesn’t say that,” the official said according to Tapper.

2/ “What’s been articulated in the news is that the intelligence community has concluded that the Russians are trying to help Trump again. But the intelligence doesn’t say that,” the official says…

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 21, 2020

Former Republican Representative Trey Gowdy on Thursday added one obvious reaction to The Times reporting that seems to have escaped both O’Donnell and Matthews.

“I don’t know anyone who really thinks that Russia prefers Donald Trump to win over Comrade Sanders,” Gowdy said. “I don’t know a soul that really thinks Russia wants Donald Trump to be the president instead of the guy that honeymooned in Russia.”

Mr. Gowdy, meet Tingles and Barney to his Fred Flintstone, O’Donnell. They’ve certainly proven themselves gullible enough to believe what they’re selling.

This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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U.S. Customs officer murders his wife and sons, kills himself after ‘happy’ family vacation at Disney World

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 18:37

You never know what is happening inside people’s families. You look on social media and everything seems great—all the family pictures and vacation albums paint such a happy story, but sometimes underneath all of that is tumult.

That’s what appears to have been the case with a border patrol agent from Florida, who murdered his entire family and then killed himself after gushing on social media over his family’s recent vacation to Disney World.

On his Facebook page, border patrol agent Ezequiel Almodovar often posted loving status updates and heart emojis directed at his wife, whom he said was his “baby.”

His final Facebook post was on February 18th, 2020. In the post, he said that he was ‘”feeling thankful” to be with his wife and sons at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

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“Family time..we needed this..no school, no work, no adult bull**** just family time and enjoying life through eyes of kids..love you, baby,” he wrote.

He also described his mood as “feeling fantastic” and wrote, “New beginnings….”

Deputies on Friday said Ezequiel Almodovar, 39, fatally shot 38-year-old Marielis Soto, 16-year-old Ezequiel Almodovar and 12-year-old Gabriel Almodovar before turning the gun on himself.

Officials said the elder Ezequiel Almodovar worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as an officer assigned to the Orlando International Airport.

Orange County Sheriff John Mina said agency officials contacted deputies on Thursday because they hadn’t heard from Ezequiel Almodovar and through the course of the investigation, deputies learned other members of his family hadn’t been heard from in days as well.

Authorities said they went to the home on Corner Glen Drive in Orlando around 3 p.m. Thursday and made the decision to enter based on the information they had. [Click Orlando]

Clearly something was terribly wrong in this family. And him saying “new beginnings” sounds like either he or his wife had done something “wrong” and they were trying to work thought it.

I’d guess things went very south and he snapped.

On Friday, Almodovar’s sister, Gloria, wrote a Facebook post defending her brother. She said that he loved his family and asked people who did not know him not to comment.

“He is the best man and father I have ever known and I wish I could have told him that so he knew how much he was loved and looked up too,” she said.

Imagine the terror those poor people felt in that house. Very sad.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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New York Times publishes op-ed written by Taliban terrorist

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:50

The New York Times sank to a despicable new low this week when they published an op-ed from a known Taliban terrorist.

On Thursday, The Times published an op-ed by Sirajuddin Haqqani, describing him as “the deputy leader of the Taliban” instead of just flat-out saying that he is a terrorist. In a piece that was titled “What We, the Taliban, Want,” Haqqani claims that the Taliban “did not choose our war with the foreign coalition led by the United States,” ignoring the fact that the terrorist group gave Osama bin Laden a safe haven after he planned the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

It should be noted that Haqqani has been on the FBI’s most wanted list for years with a $5 million bounty on his head, according to the New York Post. Despite this, The New York Times has given him a platform to reach millions of people on what is supposed to be a “distinguished” publication, allowing his radically violent rhetoric.

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In his op-ed, Haqqani proposed “a new, inclusive political system in which the voice of every Afghan is reflected and where no Afghan feels excluded” under the Taliban. Of course, this does not include women or homosexuals, two groups that are notoriously discriminated against by radical Islamist groups.

“Here’s what girls and women historically can’t do under the Taliban: Go to school. Work. Go outside without wrapped head-to-toe in a burqa. Leave a husband who beats them,” the New York Post reported.

Haqqani’s past is extremely violent, even for a terrorist. In 2008, he was allegedly behind a bombing at an elementary school that killed multiple children. That same year, he helped plan an attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul that killed six people, including one American.

Even Mujib Mushal, The Times‘ senior correspondent in Afghanistan, expressed disgust with the publication’s decision to run the op-ed.

“Siraj is no Taliban peacemaker as he paints himself,” Mashal tweeted. “He’s behind some of the most ruthless attacks of this war with many civilian lives lost.”

The piece by Siraj Haqqani in @nytopinion – which’s independent of our news operations & judgment – omits the most fundamental fact: that Siraj is no Taliban peace-maker as he paints himself, that he’s behind some of most ruthless attacks of this war with many civilian lives lost

— Mujib Mashal (@MujMash) February 20, 2020

It really is appalling that The New York Times would decide to run an op-ed written by a murderous terrorist. The once-respected publication has ruined all their credibility, and I for one will not be reading them any longer.

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Here comes the purge: New WH personnel chief targets removal of ‘Never-Trumpers’

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 17:45

Purge is coming.

It reminds me of my favorite TV show “Game of Thrones,” and one of the best lines ever, “Winter is Coming.”

Well, it’s been a long time coming, that’s for sure, but it looks like Team Trump is focusing on the barrage of leakers and Never-Trumpers who work in the White House and are getting ready to clean house.

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A new report states that the new White House Personnel Chief Johnny McEntee is on the warpath and he’s fixing to remove as many bad eggs and Obama holdovers as possible.

You’ll recall McEntee worked for President Trump as his “personal assistant,” but was fired by swampy Deep Stater John Kelly.

Convenient, huh? Boy, Kelly turned out to be a real piece of work.

Well, the good news is that McEntee is back and he’s ready to make some major changes inside the White House and take out the trash, and we’re thrilled to hear it!

Johnny McEntee called in White House liaisons from cabinet agencies for an introductory meeting Thursday, in which he asked them to identify political appointees across the U.S. government who are believed to be anti-Trump, three sources familiar with the meeting tell Axios.

Behind the scenes: McEntee, a 29-year-old former body man to Trump who was fired in 2018 by then-Chief of Staff John Kelly but recently rehired — and promoted to head the presidential personnel office — foreshadowed sweeping personnel changes across government.

But McEntee suggested the most dramatic changes may have to wait until after the November election.
Trump has empowered McEntee — whom he considers an absolute loyalist — to purge the “bad people” and “Deep State.”

McEntee told staff that those identified as anti-Trump will no longer get promotions by shifting them around agencies. [Axios]

This move comes on the heels of President Trump announcing that he knows who The New York Times “anonymous” writer is, and right after traitor and leaker Alex Vindman and his twin brother were escorted out of the White House.

It’s imperative that President Trump dump as many of these Obama loyalists as possible before his second term.

“Personnel” is the one area where President Trump has had the most difficulty. It’s difficult when the swamp is so deep and so many people have such nefarious ulterior motives.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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How Obama weaseled out of a damning subpoena in Blagojevich corruption case 

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 16:33

Back in 2010, Barack Obama was in a very big pickle.

A massive scandal surrounding his Senate seat in Illinois was brewing and it looked like he was about to be named as a player in the scandal.

It all started when former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich found himself at the center of a corruption case that threatened to send him to prison for a very long time.

Blagojevich was accused —and convicted— of trying to “sell” the vacated U.S. Senate seat in Illinois that was once held by then-President Barack Obama.

However, the governor’s defense team had an “ace in the hole.” They planned to subpoena Obama as a star witness.

According to the defense, Obama was far more involved in the scandal than people thought.

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“First, Mr. Obama contradicts the testimony of an important government witness,” the lawyer’s motion read.

“Second, President Obama’s testimony is relevant to the necessary element of intent of the defendant.

“Intent of the defendant…” Yikes, sounds damning.

Lastly, the defense lawyers said, “President Obama is the only one who can say if emissaries were sent on his behalf, who those emissaries were, and what, if anything, those emissaries were instructed to do on his behalf.”

Wow.

But President Obama managed to weasel his way out of that mess and avoided being dragged into the scandal, thanks to an “internal investigation” by his own people.

Give me a break.

After an internal report by Obama’s own lawyers cleared the president, a judge ultimately shot down the motion.

For Obama, it was a perfect scenario. Blagojevich was convicted and sentenced to prison, taking the fall for the scandal. Any discussion about Obama’s involvement, which was seemingly so minimal that a court refused to subpoena him, could safely be declared a right-wing conspiracy.

That is, until President Donald Trump commuted Blagojevich’s sentence Tuesday.

Redactions in Blagojevich’s original motion seem to hint Obama was more involved than he let on.

The claims link Obama to a convicted fraudster, a quid pro quo scheme and secret phone calls. If this subpoena had been granted 10 years ago, there’s a good chance we would know a great deal more than we do now.

It’s unclear what plans, if any, Blagojevich has to revisit the 2010 trial and subpoena request. [Western Journal]

This sounds like a massive scandal that could have Obama’s fingerprints all over it.

After all, who would benefit most if that Senate seat was “sold” to someone friendly to Obama?

You’ll recall, Obama was shellacked by the Tea Party during midterms in 2010 and retook control of the House. They took control of the Senate in 2014’s midterms.

Now, we find out what, if anything, Mr. Blagojevich has to say about the seat that was up for sale a decade ago.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Samantha Markle says sister Meghan ‘jealous’ of Kate Middleton, purposely ruined her birthday

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:24

One thing is for certain, Meghan Markle’s family is not a fan of her. Meghan’s estranged father and sister don’t have many good things to say about the former duchess.

As a matter of fact, they paint a very awful picture of the ambitious woman who is at the center of the latest royal scandal, involving the messy “breakup” of the royal family and the prince formerly known as Harry.

Recently, Queen Elizabeth stripped the couple of all of their royal titles and forbid them from using the word “royal” in any of their branding.

Meghan has reportedly told friends that she doesn’t see any “legal” way the Queen can do that.

With all the controversy swirling, it doesn’t help Meghan or Harry’s cause when Meghan’s estranged family lashes out.

Now, her sister Samantha says that Meghan has always been extremely “jealous” of the seemingly perfect wife of Prince Charles, Kate Middleton.

Samantha Markle says her sister’s jealousy was so bad, that she even purposely “ruined” Kate’s birthday.

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Samantha Markle has slammed her estranged sister Meghan and claimed she is ‘jealous of Kate Middleton and ruined her birthday on purpose.’

Meghan Markle’s half-sister, 54, was referring to the fact the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement about stepping back as ‘senior royals’ came on the eve of the Duchess of Cambridge’s 38th birthday.

‘Sad she would do that on Kate’s birthday – I believe she was jealous of beautiful Kate,’ she said, speaking to Daily Star Online.

The former model went on to lash out at the Duchess of Sussex, 38, for supposedly ‘throwing herself’ at Disney in an alleged bid to bag a deal with the Walt Disney Company.

Samantha was struck by the timing of Meghan and Harry’s bombshell announcement, where they also revealed they would be splitting their time between the UK and North America.

‘She could never compare – Kate is iconic!’ continued Samantha. ‘Perfect Queen material and lovely as a family member especially as a mother.’ [Daily Mail]

One has to ask, why on earth does Meghan’s family dislike her so much?

What rift happened in that family that brought them to this sad place, and is that the same type of mess that is awaiting Harry and his family?

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At some point, you have to look at “patterns” and see if perhaps Meghan is someone who brings drama with her wherever she goes.

If that’s the case, Harry has a big problem on his hands, one that is only going to get worse as time goes on.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Meghan defies Queen, says nothing ‘legally stopping’ her and Harry from using their Royal names

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:44

Oh boy, there’s a royal war on the horizon.

The Queen fired the first shot by stripping Meghan and Harry of their titles, but now Meghan is firing back with some very sassy defiance.

A new report states that a defiant Meghan Markle told friends there’s nothing “legally stopping” her and Harry from using their Sussex Royal name.

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Recently, the Queen said the duo could no longer have the word “royal” in any of their personal or professional brandings. The move came after Harry and Meghan likely spent a fortune on a new website.

According to the “insider source,” Meghan complained that the name should not be an issue and she said the global projects they are working on speak for themselves and they chose that name to protect the royal name, not profit off of it.

Hmmm.

Meghan Markle has told friends there is nothing ‘legally stopping’ her and Prince Harry from using their Sussex Royal name, despite the Queen banning them from using it, DailyMail.com has learned.

The 38-year-old complained to her inner circle that using the name ‘shouldn’t even be an issue in the first place and it’s not like they want to be in the business of selling T-shirts and pencils,’ the insider said.

They added: ‘Meghan said she’s done with the drama and has no room in her life for naysayers, and the same goes for Harry.’

[…]

The friend continued: ‘Meghan said the name of their brand pales in comparison to the foundation they are building and the enormously positive impact it will have on people and the environment.’

But, the insider added: ‘Meghan has told her inner circle that their success is inevitable with or without their current brand name.

‘She said regardless of the name, Harry and Archie have royal blood and no one can take that away. And that as a family, they will always be considered royalty.

‘She said they know what their true intentions are and that’s all that matters.  [Daily Mail]

It sounds like the divide between Harry and his family is growing even wider as Meghan stokes more flames between the two families.

Boy, Harry better hope things work out with his wife, because if they don’t and they break apart, he will be the loneliest man on the planet.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Texas drunk driver struck man, placed his decapitated corpse in passenger seat, drove to bar

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:14

What the absolute heck is wrong with people? This story is almost too unreal to believe but, sadly, it’s true.

In a shocking and disturbing story, a drunk driver hit a pedestrian who was crossing the street and then placed the “mangled corpse” in his passenger seat and headed to the bar for a beer.

The man was arrested by Texas law enforcement, who say the 2014 white Ford Focus struck an innocent pedestrian who was walking with a shopping cart at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night in Austin, Texas.

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The drunk driver loaded the corpse into his car and then continued on to the Beer Garden bar, about a half-mile away.

When he arrived at the bar he was covered in his victim’s blood.

Upon impact, the body of the pedestrian, who police on Wednesday identified as 55-year-old Lee Martin Cagle, reportedly went up into the air and through the windshield. Officers responding to the incident found Cagle’s body in the passenger seat of the vehicle about half a mile down the road — the head and some other body parts had been detached.

According to the arrest report, the driver, Paul Joseph Garcia, 24, then calmly exited the parked vehicle and walked up to a beer garden barefoot and “in a manner that caught the attention of the other patrons.”

Officers found Garcia with blood and other debris on him that matched “the blood and body tissue found coated in the interior of the vehicle,” and after performing sobriety tests, arrested him for driving while intoxicated. He had not been served any alcohol at the beer garden.

In the arrest report, investigators noted that debris and body parts were found lining the road for the half-mile from the beer garden back to where the accident had occurred. Near the site of the accident, the pedestrian’s shopping cart was found pushed “into a cluster of mailboxes with enough force to bend a two-inch diameter, galvanized steel post that supported mailboxes.” [The Blaze]

When officers arrived, the driver was covered in blood and body tissue.

Absolutely horrific and macabre.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Democrat Keith Ellison demands proof that ‘Bernie Bros’ are violent—Then Steve Scalise stepped in

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:14

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison demanded proof that so-called “Bernie Bros” —rabid supporters of Bernie Sanders— are prone to violence. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) stepped in with quite the response.

Ellison, a big-time Democrat supporter of Sanders for president, claimed he has “never seen [Sanders] supporters being unusually mean or rude.”

“Can someone send me an example of a ‘Bernie Bro’ being bad?” he asked. “Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters? Waiting to hear.”

Scalise, the Republican House Minority Whip from Louisiana, succinctly replied, “I can think of an example.”

I can think of an example. https://t.co/KwuvyYgyGw

— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 20, 2020

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Scalise for the Win

Rep. Scalise, you may recall, was one of four victims of a shooting at a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Alexandria, Virginia in 2017.

The shooter was James Hodgkinson, an avowed supporter of Sanders who happened to be carrying a kill-list of Republican lawmakers in his pocket as he shot up the field.

Hodgkinson was a campaign volunteer for Sanders’ presidential campaign. He asked a bystander in the parking lot if he was sure the players on the field were the Republican team. As Senator Rand Paul later revealed, Hodgkinson was motivated by GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Not only did Scalise provide an example for something Ellison clearly didn’t believe existed, but the absolute gall in him suggesting candidates can’t be held responsible for things their supporters do is astounding.

Almost literally, everybody who’s ever said or done anything questionable is, according to the left, a reflection of President Trump. Quite often, people that have nothing to do with Trump are associated with the president because they’ve done something heinous. And then there are times when people like Jussie Smollett completely fabricate violence (allegedly) and pin it on the president.

But when it comes to Bernie—oh no, he has nothing to do with his supporters’ actions.

Just shut twitter down today. It’s over after this epic tweet.

— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 20, 2020

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Out-of-Control Bernie Bros

Ellison’s comments appear to contradict mounting evidence that fans of the rabid socialist are out of control.

A series of videos released earlier this year by Project Veritas shows a number of paid Sanders staff allegedly talking about wanting to kill or harm political opponents.

“It’s gonna take militancy,” one such individual was caught saying on video, “like a militant labor movement that’s willing to…strike, and if necessary, you know, just destroy property and things like that.”

“What will help is when we send all the Republicans to the re-education camps (gulags),” another suggested.

In fact, Jurek is a paid campaign staffer. And his radical comments were news

KYLE JUREK, SANDERS CAMPAIGN FIELD ORGANIZER: If Bernie doesn’t get the nomination or it goes to a second round at the DNC Convention. F*cking Milwaukee will burn.pic.twitter.com/dnjymZUWQl

— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) February 5, 2020

Even Hillary Clinton has called out Sanders for his rabid base and their actions. She suggested Bernie’s camp has a pattern of going after women noting the “Bernie Bros” online attacks directed at his competitors, “particularly the women.”

“It’s not only him [Sanders], it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters,” Clinton complained. “It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.

“I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it,” she concluded.

Looks like Hillary can answer Ellison’s question as well.

This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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Trey Gowdy shreds idea Russians would help Trump in 2020—They prefer ‘comrade Sanders’

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:09

Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy threw cold water on the idea that Russia may be trying to help President Trump in 2020, suggesting they’d prefer “comrade Sanders” instead.

House lawmakers, according to The New York Times, were warned last week that Russia was once again trying to meddle in the election as a means “to try to get President Trump re-elected.”

In an interview with “The Story” on Fox News, host Ed Henry asked Gowdy what he made of the reports, and the former congressman immediately dismissed them.

“Three things,” Gowdy began. “Number one, I don’t know anyone who really thinks that Russia prefers Donald Trump to win over Comrade Sanders, I don’t know a soul that really thinks Russia wants Donald Trump to be the president instead of the guy that honeymooned in Russia.”

Gowdy: No one believes Russia prefers Trump over ‘comrade Sanders’ https://t.co/fmCymLn5Vh via @YouTube

— cheryllaird (@fl85) February 21, 2020

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Gowdy Continues to Hammer Fake News

Gowdy is, of course, correct. Why would Russia lean toward helping President Trump as opposed to the man who spent his honeymoon just outside of Moscow, for crying out loud?

At the time of Sanders’ honeymoon, according to columnist George Will in 2015, “gulags still functioned” and political prisoners were still “being tortured in psychiatric ‘hospitals.’”

Wouldn’t they rather have a guy that can turn a blind eye to that kind of thing and fully supports communism in America?

Gowdy went on to say these reports were coming from some notably unreliable sources.

“Is this the same intelligence community that told us it was a spontaneous reaction to a video in Libya and the same intelligence community that promised us weapons of mass destruction and the same intelligence community that relied on the dossier?” Gowdy quipped.

“I have respect for them but they aren’t polygraph machines,” added Gowdy.

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Adam Schiff Gets Crushed

Trey Gowdy proceeded to suggest the source for The New York Times report may have been the perpetually lying and leaking House Intelligence Committee chairman, Adam Schiff.

“They [The Times] gather information and make assessments and they give them, unfortunately, they give them to people like Adam Schiff who leak like sieves,” Gowdy asserted.

“This never should have been made public and that’s why the president is upset,” he added. “Not at what the intelligence community found, but the fact that Adam Schiff has a beeline to The New York Times when it is negative information about Donald Trump.”

Gowdy has been beating the drum that Schiff is constantly leaking information to the press for some time.

“When you put someone who is wrong as often as Adam Schiff is wrong and is as deeply partisan as he is, in charge of the intelligence committee, then no, you’re not going to share confidential information because Adam leaks like a sieve,” he said in September of last year.

Previously, Gowdy has shredded Schiff as “an overtly ambitious partisan wannabe senator” and joined Fox News host Tucker Carlson in a laugh at the California Democrat for being “an irresponsible buffoon,” a claim that has yet to be disproven.

When is Schiff going to be forced to resign his position? His partisan buffoonery is a danger to this nation.

This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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Meghan wants swanky $7 million Malibu mansion with A-list Hollywood celebrity neighbors

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:05

I guess Meghan is done waiting for President Trump to leave office (5 years from now) and she’s ready to dive into the Hollywood dream life as soon as possible.

A new report suggests Meghan already has the perfect house for her, Harry and Archie.

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It’s a sprawling $7 million mansion that’s close to her mom’s house and located on a swanky Malibu street with A-list celebrity neighbors.

Perfect for a couple who have ditched the “dowdy royals” and are now looking to hobnob with the plastic, creepy Hollywood elites.

And, bonus, there’s a big gate to keep out Hollywood D-listers and other riff-raff.

Last month, Caitlyn Jenner told Loose Women she had heard the Sussexes were looking for a home in Malibu.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, 70, told the talk show panel that Harry and Meghan ‘probably had enough’ to take such a drastic step back from their royal duties, but added it must have been ‘very difficult’ for the actress.

Asked what she thinks will happen next for the Royal couple, she said: ‘I can’t predict as I’ve tried to raise our royal family in the US. It was probably very difficult for Meghan, coming into the Royal Family.

‘It was a big shock to her, she’s probably had enough. Good for them, we’ll see how it goes. I heard they were looking for a house in Malibu. It must have been tough. Everyone deserves to be happy.’

The house in question would be just 30 miles away from her mother Doria, 63, in the Windsor Hills.

Malibu also offers the couple easy access to Hollywood as they field offers from film and television powerhouses such as Netflix and Disney. MailOnline has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

It was revealed yesterday that the Sussexes will officially step down on March 31 and close their Buckingham Palace office. [Daily Mail]

Harry is definitely saying goodbye to his formal life, tradition, and family, and taking the big plunge into his new “west coast lifestyle” with his ambitious “Hollywood-obsessed” wife.

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Rumor has it that Harry has now adopted his wife’s “Cali eating habits” as well. He’s drinking green juice, eating kale, and doing “couples yoga.”

Sounds like Meghan won big here—she’s getting everything she ever wanted.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Bernie Sanders’ ‘criminal justice’ adviser arrested for plotting ‘violent prison break’

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:19

There is a reason why a lot of Bernie’s supporters are “violent.”

It’s because Bernie attracts a very “radical” group of people—the counter-culture revolutionary types. Think a combo of aging “Weather Underground” types meets middle-aged Occupy Wall Street protesters and young Antifa thug—that’s a sect of Bernie’s supporters in a nutshell.

So, it’s not really a surprise when you hear people complain that “Bernie Bros” are “mean” online.

The problem, however, is not so much the online behavior—it’s the real-life stuff that is causing issues for Bernie. Antifa thugs promote Bernie. The shooter who nearly killed Steve Scalise may be on the far-left edge of Bernie’s support circle; however, that circle is closing in on Bernie.

Now, we’re learning that his former “criminal justice advisor” was just arrested for plotting a secret and violent prison break.

A former advisor on criminal justice issues to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) was plotting a violent prison escape, stashing guns and ammunition inside a soon-to-be-opened prison, authorities said this week.

Nashville police said Wednesday that Alex Friedmann, a prison reform advocate who helped shape the Vermont senator’s criminal justice agenda, spent months plotting an escape for inmates of the city’s detention center. Sanders worked with Friedmann to develop positions on criminal justice in the lead up to his 2016 presidential campaign—positions Sanders still touts.

Davidson County sheriff Daron Hall, at a press conference on Wednesday, said Friedmann hid at least three loaded guns upon breaking into the detention center in December. The break-in was part of “an extremely deliberate and, in my opinion, evil plan” Friedmann developed “over many months,” Hall said.

“What disturbed me most is not that this was about an escape, it was also about loss of life,” Hall added. “Mr. Friedmann, a convicted felon and self-described criminal justice advocate, planted loaded guns with additional ammunition inside the detention center.”

Friedmann, while managing editor at Prison Legal News and associate director at the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), helped Sanders go beyond his usual focus on economic issues in 2015. Acting as a consultant for the senator’s office, Friedmann called for Sanders to adopt progressive criminal justice positions such as the abolition of private prisons. Sanders’s current presidential campaign promises to ban private prisons. [Free Beacon]

What the hell is wrong with Bernie hiring felons to be part of his inner circle?

This just goes to show Bernie has terrible judgment. This isn’t just a counter-culture “hippy drum circle,” he is a United States senator and this is a presidential campaign and he should have a much better vetting process in order.

As it stands now, you can just imagine that if Bernie was to be president, he’d have members of Antifa working in the White House.

The activist is currently being held on $2.5 million bond at the Tennessee Department of Corrections.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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WATCH: House Democrat reveals they block legislation to avoid giving Trump a win

Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:16

Democrats really are a sneaky bunch.

They’re always plotting and scheming in order to achieve their twisted idea of reality.

And now it’s been revealed that they’re actually blocking legislation from reaching President Trump.

House Democrat Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey just admitted during a recent town hall that Democrats are preventing legislation from reaching Trump’s desk because they “don’t want to give the president a win.”

This is beyond despicable.

Watch the video:

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As a matter of fact, Senate Democrats just blocked legislation presented by the GOP that would cut taxes, impose harsher penalties for criminals, and give state troopers a raise.

The Democrats, of course, didn’t have a clear explanation for why they opposed any of it.

The state Senate capped off one of its last days of the session Wednesday with Democrats temporarily blocking major Republican tax cut legislation while managing to approve a number of other bills that would impose harsher criminal penalties and raise state trooper salaries.

Hours into debate, a procedural move by Democrats delayed the Republican tax legislation until 7:30 a.m. Thursday, while Senate Republican leadership decided on its own to press pause for now on a bill that would change the process for regulating new or expanding farms.

An objection from Democrats blocked the Senate from voting Wednesday on the GOP’s $250 million plan that would reduce the average taxpayer’s income tax bill by $106, as well as a $45 million cut to personal property taxes paid by businesses and another $100 million toward paying down state debt. Democrats object to the measure, but didn’t detail why they sought a temporary delay that will put lawmakers back on the Senate floor early Thursday morning. [APG Wisconsin]

This is just an absolute slap in the face to every American.

We the people vote for our elected officials, including the president, because their duty is to fulfill the wishes of the people.

But Democrats are actively opposing it!

It’s unbelievable.

This piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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Elizabeth Warren swore she’d never take ‘a dime’ from super PACs—Now accepting support from a Super PAC

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 23:36

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced her presidential candidacy last year, she swore that she would never take “a dime of PAC money in this campaign.” Now, she’s singing a very different tune, as she has accepted the support of a super PAC.

“Do you want the super PAC supporting you to stand down?” was just asked by a reporter during a campaign stop in Nevada. The reporter was referring to Persist PAC, which was just formed to support the Massachusetts Democrat.

“So look, the first day I got in this race over a year ago, I said I hope every presidential candidate that comes in will agree, no super PACs for any of us,” Warren replied, according to The Daily Caller. “I’ve renewed that call dozens of times, and I couldn’t get a single Democrat to go along with it.”

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Warren went on to say that she and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) were the only candidates in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination to not have super political action committees supporting their campaigns.

“We reached a point a few weeks ago where all of the men who were still in this race and on the debate stage all had either super PACs or they were multi-billionaires and they could just rummage in their sock drawers and find enough money to be able to fund a campaign,” Warren explained. “And the only people that didn’t have them were the two women.”

NEW: Here is video of Warren declining to disavow the new super PAC supporting her:

“If all the candidates want to get rid of super PACs, count me in. I’ll lead the charge. But that’s how it has to be. It can’t be the case that a bunch of people keep them and only 1 or 2 don’t.” pic.twitter.com/byxQRjGMfs

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 20, 2020

Accepting help from a super PAC is in stark contrast to what Warren had said when she announced her campaign in a post for Medium in 2019.

“I’ve already said that I will run my campaign differently — no Washington lobbyist money, no PAC money, no auditioning billionaires to run a super PAC for me, and no dark-money groups devoted to supporting this campaign,” Warren wrote. “I’m not taking a dime of PAC money in this campaign.

“I’m not taking a single check from a federal lobbyist,” she continued. “I’m not taking applications from billionaires who want to run a super PAC on my behalf, and I challenge every other candidate who asks for your vote in this primary to say exactly the same thing.”

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Elizabeth Warren: “I’m not taking a dime of PAC money in this campaign. I’m not taking a single check from a federal lobbyist. I’m not taking applications from billionaires who want to run a Super PAC on my behalf.” Via CBS pic.twitter.com/QBchCOyAbz

— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 9, 2019

So much for that!

This about-face is indicative of what we can expect from a Warren presidency: she’ll make promises she can’t keep, and say she’ll do one thing before doing the complete opposite. No wonder Warren’s poll numbers among Democrats are plummeting. They’ve realized that she can’t be trusted, which is something conservatives have known about her all along.

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Somali community leader confirms Ilhan Omar married her own brother

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 23:23

A Somali community leader from Minnesota has confirmed that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) told her friends years ago that she did indeed marry her own brother.

Abdihakim Osman just opened up to Daily Mail about how Omar desperately wanted to get her brother Ahmed Elmi the necessary papers so that he could stay in the United States. At the time, Omar was married to her first husband Ahmed Hirsi, but she soon hatched a plan to ensure her brother could stay in America; that scandalized the Somali community in Minneapolis.

“No one knew there had been a wedding until the media turned up the marriage certificate years later,” Osman explained.

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Omar has vehemently denied rumors that she married her own brother, calling the allegations “baseless, absurd rumors,” but she has stayed noticeably quiet about the situation in recent months.

Omar married her first husband Hirsi in 2002 in a Muslim ceremony that was not legally recognized in the U.S. They went on to have two children before Elmi turned up in Minneapolis in the later 2000s, according to Osman, who called Hirsi his nickname of “Southside” during the exclusive interview.

“People began noticing that Ilhan and Southside (Hirsi) were often with a very effeminate young guy,” Osman said. “He was very feminine in the way he dressed — he would wear light lipstick and pink clothes and very, very, short shorts in the summer. People started whispering about him.”

“[Hirsi] and Ilhan both told me it was Ilhan’s brother and he had been living in London but he was mixing with what were seen as bad influences that the family did not like,” he continued. “So they sent him to Minneapolis as ‘rehab.'”

Osman added that Omar kept her marriage to Elmi quiet, not inviting anyone from the Somali community to the wedding.

“When [Hirsi] and Ilhan got married, a lot of people were invited. It was a big Islamic wedding uniting two large clans in the Minneapolis community. I would say there were 100-150 people there,” he said. “When she married Elmi, no one even knew about it.”

It has long been rumored that Omar and Elmi are siblings, but since there is a lack of paper records in their birth country of Somalia, this has not been confirmed. Omar and Elmi married in 2009, one year after she claims to have separated from Hirsi. Osman said that even after this marriage, however, Omar and Hirsi remained together as husband and wife.

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“She said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers together to allow him to stay in this country,” he said. “Once she had the papers they could apply for student loans. They both moved to North Dakota to go to school but she was still married to [Hirsi]. In the Somali way, the only marriage that mattered was the one in the mosque. Ilhan came back to Minneapolis all the time to see her family, but her brother didn’t come with her.”

Omar and Elmi later divorced in 2017 and she remarried Hirsi, with whom she had a third child during her second marriage. She divorced him in November after it was revealed that she was having an affair with her married aide Tim Mynett.

Since Omar is running for reelection this year, Osman’s claims are the last thing she wants coming to light right now. Should these allegations be true, we hope that more evidence comes to light so that Democrats can see who their beloved “Squad” member really is.

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New Cambridge ordinance stops police from arresting illegal alien drivers

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 23:22

A new ordinance issued to police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, instructs them to stop arresting unlicensed, illegal alien drivers.

‘We Need to Protect Our Community

The “Welcoming City” ordinance was unanimously passed by Cambridge town hall authorities, declaring that “all are welcome” in their city. It tells police that if they encounter an illegal alien driving without a licence in Cambridge, then they should issue a court summons instead of arresting them:

When taking action against a person who is found to be driving without a valid driver’s license, officers of the Cambridge Police Department shall, whenever possible in the officer’s discretion and if there are no other violations causing the person to be arrested, issue a summons to court instead of taking the person into custody. In such circumstances, the law enforcement officer taking action shall endeavor to provide the driver a reasonable opportunity to arrange for a properly licensed operator to drive the vehicle before seeking to impound the vehicle, unless the violation is one subject to a statutory or regulatory requirement of vehicle impoundment.

The ordinance also stops police from questioning somebody about their immigration status.

“We need to protect our community members from a federal government that’s out of control,” Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan told Fox 25. “There are no other reasons for the police to arrest someone, give them a court summons instead which keeps them out of the clutches of the Trump administration.”

Cambridge is Following the Lead of New York and Virginia

Cambridge seems to be taking its lead from the state governments in Virginia and New York, with the former having just passed legislation that would allow illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licences, and the latter implementing similar legislation in December. With New York’s “Green Light” law, not only do illegal aliens have the ability to obtain licences, but they actually have more rights than American citizens, as ICE and the DHS are prohibited from accessing information from a vehicle owned by an illegal alien if they have just run their license plates.

This frustrates me to no end. Yet another group of pro-migration imbeciles are putting ordinary Americans at risk. What problem do you have with someone who broke —and in this case, keeps breaking— the laws of this country being investigated by the relevant authorities? I think I know the answer—it’s because they have to protect their voters somehow! I wonder: If illegal aliens voted Republican, would these same people would be as inclined to protect them?

This piece originally appeared on ThePoliticalInsider.com and is used by permission.

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Police ‘shield’ deflects bullet—cop lives, gun-toting teen shooter dies

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:39

Bullet-proof vests are staple ingredients for cops, but the badge symbolizing the conferred authority to effectively “serve and protect” works many ways, even miraculous ones.

Such is the case for an Anchorage, Alaska police officer who was on duty, conducting a traffic stop with another Anchorage police officer, when they were fired upon by a 16-year-old teen occupying the car’s rear seat. In this context, one officer returned fire.

In this blink-of-an-eye activity, one of the teen’s bullets actually struck one of the two cops. More specifically, his badge was struck, deflecting the bullet which then contacted his ballistic vest. The great part is he was shot and stayed in the fight; even though the shooter was dealt with, four more occupants remained in the vehicle—and police had no idea if any were also armed. As academy training and street survival stipulates, situational awareness is paramount.

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Sounds like these two cops exercised everything necessary to stop the immediate threat then throttled to maintain scene/officer safety, to ensure the other four had no designs on murdering cops while the cavalry was en route.

Detailing this incident, Anchorage police Chief Justin Doll provided a press conference at police HQ:

Officer-Involved Shooting Update: 5th Avenue + Reeve Boulevard; 2/16/20, APD Case: 20-5632

Posted by Anchorage Police Department on Sunday, February 16, 2020

In a way we can say the bullet went to the heart of the matter, and that matter in this real-life scenario (a policeman on the front-lines doing his duty) was shielded in more ways than one. Indeed, his badge deflected a tiny high-velocity metal object which can kill. Definitely thankful he was wearing his ballistic vest. Yet even both of these police icons are not always enough: we see shooting scenarios whereby armed assailants fire upon cops and the fluke of all time happens—the bullet penetrates where there is zero protection (armpit area). This Anchorage case was close to being potentially deadly at worst, a bad bleed at best. Yeah, neither is as optimal as a miraculous deflection.

Thankfully, Murphy’s Law was not enacted on Sunday. But that was a close call. How close? Well, although we do not have any forensic analysis at this point, a general accounting will suffice. The few pictures released by APD portray a bent badge indicating the bullet struck at the shield’s wreathing encircling the badge, at the lower tip. That factor deflected the bullet downward and toward the underlying ballistic barrier, saving the day/officer’s life. Conversely, had it deflected from the upper part of the shield, it likely would have penetrated the officer’s neck or, a tad higher, his face/head.

(Photo Credit: Anchorage Police Department)

The Anchorage PD and Alaska’s law enforcement community almost had a police funeral to attend. Fortunately, a miracle circumvented such a tragedy.

Anchorage police Chief Doll posted the following in a press release: “During the incident, one of our officers was shot in the upper body. The bullet struck the officer’s badge, and then deflected into his body armor. While each investigation is different, in this case we felt it was important to share with everyone how close we came to having an officer seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. These photos [above] are a stark reminder of the dangers our officers sometimes face while protecting our city. All of us at APD are thankful that he suffered only minor injuries.”

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Think of the punctuation this story has, involving an on-duty cop fully-decked in an unmistakable police uniform who comes under fire and lives to talk about how his badge shielded him from being a fatality statistic. Akin to military service, it is a long-held tradition in law enforcement (for cops lucky enough to make it to retirement) to establish a shadowbox comprising all badges, patches, and medals worn throughout their storied police career. Can you imagine the conversation piece behind a bent badge symbolizing the speaker talking about his second chance at life thanks to the shield he donned over his heart?

As Anchorage police Chief Doll said in the press conference at HQ, “We are extremely relieved that our officers’ training and equipment allowed them to go home.”

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John Bolton speaks out, blasts Democrats’ impeachment of Trump as ‘grossly partisan’

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 22:34

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton finally spoke out this week, slamming Democrats for their “grossly partisan” impeachment effort against President Donald Trump.

During a public appearance alongside Susan Rice, who had his same role in Barack Obama’s White House, Bolton said that his own testimony would not have changed the entire outcome of the Senate impeachment trial, according to the Associated Press. Despite what Democrats who wanted him to testify said, Bolton does not believe his testimony would have made a difference in the final impeachment vote.

“People can argue about what I should have said and what I should have done,” Bolton said. “I would bet you a dollar right here and now, my testimony would have made no difference to the ultimate outcome.”

He also said that the way Democrats handled the impeachment trial “drove Republicans who might have voted for impeachment away because it was so partisan.”

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Rice disagreed with him, saying that nothing could have led her “to refuse to share information with Congress or the public that I thought was of national import.

“I can’t imagine withholding my testimony, with or without a subpoena,” she said. “I also can’t imagine, frankly, in the absence of being able to provide that information directly to Congress, not having exercised my First Amendment right to speak publicly at a time when my testimony or my experience would be relevant.”

Bolton, however, stood his ground, saying that the reason he didn’t “spill his guts” about Trump’s business dealings with Ukraine was that doing so would have led to him being prosecuted criminally. When asked if he would have complied with a subpoena from the White House, Bolton brought up the White House review process that is determining whether the contents of his upcoming book about working in the Trump administration can be disclosed.

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“I’m not here to speculate on that with the pre-publication review process under way,” Bolton said as the audience laughed. “Laugh all you want. This is the judgment of my counsel, somebody I worked with 35 years ago, 30 years ago at the Department of Justice.”

Bolton is correct that his testimony would not have changed anything because it was clear from the get-go that the Senate would be voting along party lines. The only senator to break from his party was Mitt Romney (R-UT) who had his own personal vendetta against Trump. No other senators were swayed by the Democrats’ nonsense, as they saw right through their partisan effort. Nothing Bolton could say or not say would have had any impact on this.

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