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Sunday, 17 June

22:53

Gowdy: FBI, DOJ Must Comply with GOP Subpoena or Face Full Arsenal of Constitutional Weapons (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If the FBI and DOJ fails to comply with the House Republicans subpoena request, after months of stonewalling and impeding the Congressional investigators, there will be daunting repercussions, House Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy, R-S.C.,  warned Sunday.

Republicans have charged the DOJ and FBI are deliberately impeding their investigation into the the bureaus handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe and the surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election by refusing to avail more than a million documents the House Judiciary Committee has requested pertaining to probes.

The FBI and DOJ has justified the stonewalling and refusal to comply with the House GOPs request, claiming the sensitive documents requires careful review before they are disseminated.

House Speaker Paul Ryan led a meeting Friday night with senior members of the DOJ and FBI, cautioining the Justice Department will face the full panoply of constitutional weapons available to the peoples house, including contempt of Congress.

Under the heading of minor miracles, you had members of the House working on a Friday night,Gowdy said. Paul Ryan led this meeting. You had [House Intelligence Committee Chair] Devin Nunes, [House Judiciary Committee Chair] Bob Goodlatte, myself and everyone you can think of from the FBI and the DOJ, and we went item by item on both of those outstanding subpoenas.

And Paul made it very clear; theres going to be action on the floor of the House this week if the FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request, he continued. So [Deputy Attorney General] Rod Rosenstein, [FBI Director] Chris Wray you were in the meeting, you understood him just as clearly as I did. Were going to get compliance or the House of Representatives is going to use its full arsenal of constitutional weapons to gain compliance.

I dont want the drama; I want the documents, Gowdy added.

Gowdy also expressed disdain with FBI leadership in light of the damning DOJ IG report released Thursday, confirming FBI officials vowed to stop the Trump campaign and presidency.

I dont know what [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller has, he said. I do know this: that bias is so pervasive and everyone who has ever stood in front of a jury and had to explain it in a way will tell you it is the most miserable feeling in the world and Ive never seen this level of bias.

The IG report also delegitimized the FBIs surveillance of the Trump campaign and the bureaus accusations of Trump, Russian collusion, Gowdy argued.

The only person...

22:48

Sunday Talks: Representative John Ratcliffe Discusses IG Report Preparations Underway For Potomac Two-Step Monday "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee tomorrow at 2pm. Thus begins the Potomac Two-Step; a generally well known DC approach to protect the interests of the swamp. Senate Judiciary Chairman Continue reading

22:34

Christian Coffee House BANNED From Worship Services "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Between Baltimore and D.C., in the suburb of Laurel, sits Ragamuffins Coffee House. Run by neighborhood Redemption Community Church, the nonprofit coffee shop opened with the intention of serving the community as well as presenting the Gospel. Until the city instituted a new zoning ordinance, banning the coffee shop from holding services. Believing that the new ordinances were specifically aimed at them, the coffee shop and church have now turned to Alliance Defending Freedom to take legal action to protect their religious rights.

Faithwire reports:

Ragamuffins Coffee House is located in a very poor neighborhood and seeks to meet the needs of those who are struggling, offering them a welcoming and warm community and great coffee.

Were trying to represent the tremendous love of God. Community is our first product; after that we bring [handcrafted] coffee, said Rev. Jeremy Tuinstra, according to the Baltimore Sun.

But the churchs beautiful outreach effort was recently met with staunch opposition, when city officials told them to cease ministry operations and leave immediately. According to the Alliance Defending Freedom, the religious freedom legal group representing the church, city officials adopted new zoning codes with the express intention of stopping Redemption Community Church from operating in the citys downtown area.

The law forces houses of worship to submit to an expensive, time-consuming, and uncertain special exception process that is not imposed on secular organizations, ADF explained. Despite the building being advertised for church/school purposes, shortly after the church purchased the property, the zoning laws were altered.

Almost immediately after the church purchased the property, the city changed its zoning code to remove houses of worship on less than one acre as permitted uses in the zone and allow them only if...

22:25

Cte dIvoire Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Hadara Mamadou? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hadara Mamadou was appointed to be ambassador to the United States from Cte dIvoire on February 28, 2018, and he presented his credentials to President Donald Trump on March 28, 2018. He replaced Daouda Diabat.

 

This is not Hadaras first assignment in Washington. He previously served as commercial counselor and director of Cte dIvoires economic office at the embassy there.

 

Hadara is president of the think tank Cercle Libral de Cte dIvoire. He also has served as chairman of the board of SONITRA (Socit nationale  ivoirienne  de travaux), a public-private partnership that undertakes public works projects, such as roads, bridges and other infrastructure, in Cte dIvoire.

 

Haidara is married to Assata Keita Haidara.

-Steve Straehley

 

To Learn More:

Haidara Mamadou New Ambassador of Cte d'Ivoire to the United States (Abidjan.net)

White House Announcement

22:03

Sunday Talks: Maria Bartiromo Interviews Devin Nunes on IG Report and FBI/DOJ Misconduct. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the particulars of the IG report and the upcoming week. Bartiromo is one of the few pundits who has actually absorbed the entire landscape of Continue reading

22:00

Michigan To The Rescue? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The DCCC managed to find itself a Michigan Blue Dog, Gretchen Driskell, to support for Congress. Yesterday we looked at what happens when Blue Dogs get into Congress. The damage they cause is very serious. Blue America has endorsed 2 women running for Congress with proven records for leadership in the Michigan state legislature, Ellen Lipton and Rashida Tlaib. We endorsed them both because they are progressives with progressive records of accomplishment. Identity politics played no role in either endorsement. That said, take a look at this tweet from Dave Wasserman last week:




Ellen is the only woman in the August 7th primary for an open seat up against two men, one of whom, Andy Levin, is the retiring Congressmans son. Hes got the family name recognition; Ellen's got the legislative experience and proven record fighting for progressive values, having served 6 years in Michigans State House and worked as a healthcare activist and public education advocate.

The polling and focus groups that have been dome in MI-09 show that when voters-- particularl...

21:58

Joseph Conrad on Our Purpose "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The ethical view of the universe involves us at last in so many cruel and absurd contradictions, when the last vestiges of faith, hope, charity, and even of reason itself, seem ready to perish, that I have come to suspect that the aim of creations cannot be ethical at all. I would fondly believe that its object is purely spectacular; a spectacle for awe, love, adoration, or hate, if you like, but in this view and in this view alone never for despair! Those visions, delicious or poignant, are a moral end in themselves. The rest is our affair the laughter, the tears, the tenderness, the indignation, the high tranquility of a steeled heart, the detached curiosity of a subtle mind that's our affair! And the unwearied self-forgetful attention to every phase of the living universe reflected in our consciousness may be our appointed task on this earth. A task in which fate has perhaps engaged nothing of us except our conscience, gifted with a voice in order to bear true testimony to the visible wonder, the haunting terror, the infinite passion and the illimitable serenity; to the supreme law and the the abiding mystery of the sublime spectacle.
From Conrad's Memoirs, published in 1912. This was then a common notion: that creation is something like a great work of art, and our main role is to observe and appreciate it. For all I know it may still be a fairly common view, although I don't see much of this sort of speculation in the things I read. This attitude even made it into the creation myth of the great believer Tolkien, whose world sprang from a work of music composed by God and performed by angels, made even more powerful and beautiful by the attempt of Satan and his rebel angels to sabotage the performance.

Conrad's theology helps to explain his notion of the purpose of novel writing:
And what is a novel if not a conviction of our fellow men's existence strong enough to take upon itself a form of imagined life clearer than reality and whose accumulated verisimilitude of selected episodes puts to shame the pride of documentary history?

21:34

Gowdy: GOP Will Hit DOJ With Full Arsenal Of Weapons If They Ignore Subpoenas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

.@TGowdySC tells Chris there will be action on the floor of the House if DOJ and FBI do not comply with subpoena request.Watch the full interview 2PM & 7PM ET @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/N74dEVWxg0 FoxNewsSunday (@FoxNewsSunday) June 17, 2018 They finally seem to be serious. Via Daily Caller: House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy warned the DOJ []

21:15

Rudy Giuliani Calls For Mueller Witch Hunt to be Investigated (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Sunday, an attorney for Trump, Rudy Giuliani called for the Mueller witch hunt to be investigated.

On Sunday it was revealed in the Washington Post, Trump associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo were approached by another FBI informant during their campaign in the Deep States quest to tie Donald Trump to Putins Russia.

And once again neither of them took the bait.

The Fake News media is using this story to continue to push the Trump-Russia hoax in an attempt to drag the Russian collusion narrative into the 2018 mid-term elections.

Rudy Giuliani spoke to Jake Tapper in an appearance on CNNs State of the Union Sunday and called for the Mueller witch hunt to be investigated.

I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated, not necessarily because of Mueller, but because of its genesis in this very very, now almost illegal probethis Russia probe that began with Peter Strzok in charge. He didnt leave until July of last year, Giuliani told Tapper.

Giuliani clarified he wants an investigation into what led up to the Special Counsel.

We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump administration has been investigated, Giuliani said.

The Inspector General report revealed a very damning text message from Muellers lead attorney, Peter Strzok.

The Trump-hating FBI agent sent his mistress Lisa Page a text message saying well stop Trump from becoming President.

This text message from Strzok was sent to Page 9 days after Crossfire Hurricane was opened and 6 days before the insurance policy text.

Mueller and his team of hacks should be shut down and investigated immediately.

VIDEO:

On Sunday, President Trump once again ripped the Russian collusion witch hunt from his Twitter account.

20:52

Sunday Talks: Chairman Trey Gowdy Discusses IG Report and Friday Night Meeting With FBI and DOJ Leadership "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy discusses the recently released Inspector General report on FBI and DOJ conduct in the run-up to the 2016 election and the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. Additionally, Chairman Gowdy discusses the Continue reading

20:34

MORE DEEP STATE SPYING=> Roger Stone and Michael Caputo Were Targets of FBI Informant "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Deep State Spying Scandal on the Trump Campaign will go down as the largest political scandal in US history.

As Joe Hoft at The Gateway Pundit reported in May
At Least 6 and Potentially 7 Known and Suspected Intelligence Informants Accused of Spying on Trump Campaign

And now there are more.
Trump associates Roger Stone and Michael Caputo were approached by another FBI informant during their campaign in the Deep States quest to tie Donald Trump to Putins Russia.

And once again neither of them took the bait.
The Washington Examiner reported:

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone and Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo claim to have been targeted in a setup by U.S. law enforcement during the 2016 campaign to pin then-candidate Donald Trump.

In a Washington Post report Sunday, Stone claims that he met with a man in May 2016 who offered dirt on Trumps 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton. However, the man, who identified himself as Henry Greenberg, said he wanted Trump to pay $2 million for the damaging information and therefore was shut down, according to Stone.

Stone recalled telling the man that he didnt understand Trump, a wealthy New York real estate businessman. He doesnt pay for anything, Stone claims to have said to the man at a restaurant in Florida.

Afterwards, the report shows a screenshot of a text exchange between Stone and Caputo, who set up the meeting after Greenberg reached out to a Russian immigrant business partner of Caputos.

How crazy is the Russian? Caputo asked.

Stone replied the meeting was a waste of time because the man wanted big money for information.

20:07

Were Getting Close: Nunes Says Impeachment Is On The Table For Rosenstein "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Theyre still refusing to turn over the Spygate info. Via Daily Caller: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Sunday that there will be hell to pay including impeachment for top Justice Department officials if the agency fails this week to give Congress documents about an FBI informant used to spy on the []

19:56

Somali Gang Drives by Maine Park and Shoots Park-Goers with Pellet Guns Then Beats a Young Father to Death "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back in May a mob of Somali youths beat park goers with sticks and fists in Kennedy Park in Lewiston, Maine.

The mob of at least 20 youths laughed as they beat two men in the park.
At least one man required medical attention.

 

Video was posted online of the brutal assault.

Now this
This past week a Somali mob drove past Lewiston park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there.
Several people pursued the car from the park.

A fight broke out on the street and one father of two was killed.

Police are investigating to make sure no racist words were exchanged during the beatings.

The Press Herald reported:

The 38-year-old man who was badly beaten during a brawl this week in Lewistons Kennedy Park has died, state police said.

Donald Giusti of Lewiston died Friday afternoon at Central Maine Medical Center, where he had been hospitalized since late Tuesday night when the fight erupted.

Friends of Giusti, a father of two, described him as a former brawler who had been trying to turn his life around

Two groups clashed Tuesday on Knox Street after teenagers in a car reportedly drove past the park and shot pellets and BBs at a group gathered there, according to Sun Journal sources who said they witnessed the events.

Several people pursued the car from the park to Knox Street, where a melee broke out, the teens reportedly wielding sticks, bats and bricks, sources said.

Police are investigating to determine whether there were racial elements to the fight, an assertion made by many in the aftermath of the brawl.

Here is a photo of the deceased father.

The post Somali...

19:30

Previously deported illegal alien & child rapist re-arrested in Texas "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From US Customs & Border Protection (DEL RIO, Texas): U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Eagle Pass Station arrested a Honduran man, previously convicted of rape and indecent exposure to a minor, who attempted to re-enter the country after Continue reading

19:20

IG Report: McCabe Used Strzoks Mistress To Get Around Chain Of Command And Monitor The Case "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hence one of the reasons he was recommended for firing. Via Daily Caller: Then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe tasked the mistress of lead agent Peter Strzok to stay appraised of the probe into Hillary Clintons private server a decision that other bureau officials took issue with at the time, according to the Department of []

19:15

LIST of the Many Criminal Acts of Dirty-Cop Peter Strzok: Obamas Top FBI Investigator and Muellers Former Lead Investigator "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Peter Strzok will go down in history as the most corrupt and criminal dirty cops in US history.  The Strzok name will be synonymous with sleazy, self-absorbed, grandiose, sinister, corrupt and criminal bad cops.   Hes become the most disgusting individual in the Deep State and shockingly he still has a job at the corrupt FBI.

The US Justice Department is a mess and perhaps no one, besides Barack Obama, has been involved in more corruption in our countrys history than Peter Strzok. 

Strzok worked in the FBI as an inspector and rocketed to the top of the department in a relatively short period of time.  Some reports believe that Strzoks familys ties with Obama and his familys history overseas and with uranium may be the reason for Stzoks meteoric rise at the FBI.

Reports are that Strzok first hit the spotlight in August and September of 2015 when he requested all Hillary Clinton email copies under control of the DOE, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NSA, and National counterterrorism center, Director of National Intelligence, DOJ, NSA, and US Treasury.

Strzoks apparently had an affair in 2015 and 2016 with his mistress, top FBI Attorney Lisa Page.  Text messages between the two were very damning and show a culture of corruption and criminality.  They were first reportedly uncovered by the DOJ IG who communicated his findings to Special Counsel Mueller who was the Head of the corrupt Trump Russia scam at the time.  Somehow Mueller felt the need to have the most corrupt, conflicted and criminal individuals he could find when creating his team and Strzok and Page were in that list.

What we now know from the Strzok and Page texts are that the FBI implanted numerous spies in the Trump campaign as early as 2015.   We also know that former President Obama was in on the entire corrupt scandal based...

19:09

US Senate Primary (Run Off) Candidate Shermans Hope Village Gets Approx. 11% Of US Foster Care Funding For Mississippi; They House Less Than 1% Of Mississippi Foster Kids In Institutional Looking Buildings From ca 1962 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California native and US Senate Democratic primary run off candidate in Mississippi, Howard Sherman, and his actress wife Sela Ward are supposed to be rich and successful, and sold their California home for between $28 and $40 million dollars [1].

So, why is their non-profit, Hope Village, getting around $2 million per year from the State of Mississippi-US Government to house around 44 kids per day? [2] This is 11% of the amount of Title IV-E Foster Care money allocated to Mississippi from the US Federal government for foster care [3]. Assuming a 50/50 match of Federal and State money, Hope Village is getting around 5.5% of the Title IV-E money for foster children in Mississippi, but they are housing less than 1% of the children who are in foster care statewide [4]. They are apparently housing them in these depressing 56 year old dorm or barracks-like buildings, which were built ca 1962 as a Masonic Childrens home. What are those green boxes? The bathroom-toilets? They appear to have vents on top.
...

18:40

Krym Nash, Trump Nash "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well, isn't this special?

Russian state TV is celebrating after seeing the recent report that Trump told G7 leaders that Crimea belongs to Russia because the people there speak Russian.

Trumps statement, which parrots the Kremlins talking points on Crimea, was widely interpreted in Russia as an official declaration by the U.S. that Russia was justified when they illegally invaded Crimea and annexed it from Ukraine.

The ignorant proclamation made by Trump was quickly turned into propaganda and touted by Russian state TV hosts Olga Skabeeva and Evgeny Popov, who triumphantly reported on the remarks Friday.

Krym nash, Trump nash! Skabeeva declared to the audience, which in English means Crimea is ours, Trump is ours!

The GOP seems to be rather overcompensating for their previous Cold War zeal.

Discuss

Trump is Losing It "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

It's pretty desperate for the president at this point, which is clear from the fact that his lawyer is seriously considering becoming a cooperating witness against him and his former campaign chairman just spend the first night of, probably, the rest of his life in prison. But, it's okay because he's referencing the wrong IG report to exonerate himself from any wrongdoing. It's one of the silliest things I've ever seen. A report that looks at the FBI and DOJ's performance in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's emails and has absolutely nothing to do with Donald Trump is supposed to somehow clear Donald Trump because it doesn't say he did anything wrong.

And, as embattled as he is, his solution is to salute North Korean generals and make more apologies for Vladimir Putin. He wants to have Kim visit him in the White House and have a meeting with Putin, he wants to end joint military exercises with South Korea and is telling our European partners that Crimea belongs to Russia and Russia should be readmitted to the G7. He's telling anyone who will listen that Kim has a winning personality and runs his country like a champion.

He's fucking crazy, folks. This is not going to end well.

Discuss

18:03

KATHLEEN PARKER DOESN'T RECOGNIZE A COUNTRY SHE HELPED BUILD "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Trump administration is separating parents from children at the border, and Kathleen Parker doesn't know what's happening to America:

As a mother, my heart breaks at the thought of a frightened and confused child being taken away from his or her parents and stashed like an orphaned animal in what amounts to a holding pen.

To be blunt, I dont recognize this country anymore.

... Most troubling is the inherent lack of empathy as policy and what that not only reveals but also possibly foreshadows. The only way to rationalize these events is to view these immigrants as less than human.
Parker says that an America where such cruelties take place is unrecognizable to her. But Donald Trump's America is one that Parker helped build.

Here's Parker writing about immigration in 2006:
... the concrete reality is that many of those seeking to stay in the U.S. are not seeking also to become Americans of the U.S. variety. Indeed, the clear message from some of those protesting ... is that Mexican immigrants are taking back what they consider to be theirs.

At least a segment of those protesting consider themselves to be neither immigrant nor illegal. Signs at one recent rally, for example, read "This is our country, not yours!" and "All Europeans are illegal." "Reconquista" is the word they choose to define their mission, meaning "reconquest."

... the sight of so many who feel entitled to a piece of the U.S., combined with a sense of encroaching bilingualism, contribute to a spirit of diminishing empathies among even the likeliest of sympathizers.

... The country's riches and benefits are not free for the picking - nor are they all necessarily indigenous to the physical territory - but are part of a national package that demands citizenship of its citizenry.
And here's what she wrote in 2008:
Who "gets" America? And who doesn't?

... It's about blood equity, heritage and commitment to hard-won American values. And roots.

Some run deeper than others.... In a country that is rapidly changing demographically and where new neighbors may have arrived last year, not last century there is a very real sense that once-upon-a-time America is getting lost in the dash to diversity.

We love to boast that we are a nation of immigrants and we are. But there's a different sense of America among those who trace their bloodlines back through gen...

18:00

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-29 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: June 11 - Yemen - U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide June 13 - Yemen - The Starvation Siege Has Begun Patrick Cockburn calls the attack a deliberate act of cruelty by the Trump...

18:00

Bernie Sanders Wont Endorse Own Sons US House Candidacy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Levi is feeling the Bern. Via Fox News: If Bernie Sanders doesnt receive a Fathers Day card on Sunday, the reason might not be hard to figure out. The U.S. senator from Vermont has declined to endorse his son Levi Sanders, 49, a candidate for a U.S. House seat in New Hampshire, according to reports. []

18:00

How Many Fathers Are Spending Fathers Day Praying For Their Stolen Children? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Michael Hayden was an Air Force 4 star general who George W. Bush appointed to head the CIA. The picture he posted on his twitter account this morning is Auschwitz.

On Saturday, CNN reported that Senor Trumpanzee is using the outrageous and savage tactic of separating children from parents as a bargaining chip. He suggested the policy is "a negotiating tool to get Democrats to cave on his immigration demands, which include funding for a border wall, curbing legal immigration into the US, and tightening the rules for border enforcement.
Trump again falsely blamed Democrats for his administration's actions, and said they could put a stop to the family separations by working with Republicans in Congress. Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents over a period of about six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

"Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

According to reporting by the Washington Post, White House officials said President Donald Trump has calculated he will gain leverage in congressional negotiations by enforcing a policy he claims to hate.

"I hate the children being taken away," Trump said Friday morning. But Trump suggested Friday in an interview on Fox News' Fox and Friends he would not......

17:59

Implanting Memories in the Prime Minister "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Richard Power Sayeed:

Unlike much of what had taken place behind palace gates and Downing Street doors in the week after Princess Diana's death, the content of a telephone conversation between Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair about how the Windsors should respond to the fatal car crash in Paris had been leaked only in the broadest terms (they had bickered), and neither the phrases used by the pair nor the exact points they raised were known to Peter Morgan. But when he sat down to write the script for what became The Queen (2006), he had to include the phone call. So he did what was necessary. He wrote the scene, but made it up.

Subsequently, however, the screenwriter noticed something that he recalled, with artful perplexity, at an event in 2017 promoting the first series of his television dramatization of the Queen's life, The Crown. Morgan reported that when, in the years since The Queen was released, Tony Blair has recounted his phone argument with the monarch, he has repeated, unattributed, the artificial lines that his fictional counterpart and Her Majesty's spoke in the film.

Morgan appears to have altered Blair's memory, and historians will likely use the former Prime Minister's recollections as source material, in which case the screenwriter will accidentally have contributed his elegant artifice to the historical record.
Review of The Crown in the TLS for January 19, 2018.

17:18

Rep. Nunes: If DOJ Does Not Turn Over Documents by Monday They Will Have Hell to Pay by Wednesday (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures on Fathers Day.

Rep. Nunes told Maria the Department of Justice leadership has until Monday to turn over the subpoenaed documents or they will have hell to pay.

Rep. Devin Nunes: The deadline is this week. So if documents begin to be turned over tomorrow and a clear way and path forward for everything else is not clear here in the next couple of days theres going to be hell to pay by Wednesday morning All of the members of the House of Representatives are going to start taking action against the Department of Justice and FBI.

Maria Bartiromo: Taking action meaning contempt of Congress?

Rep. Devin Nunes: Well thats just one of many options but I can tell you that its not going to be pretty.

Via Sunday Morning Futures:

The post Rep. Nunes: If DOJ Does Not Turn Over Documents by Monday They Will Have Hell to Pay by Wednesday (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

17:03

Arizona Republicans Brush Off Talk About McCain Senate Seat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Term limits. Via WISTV: Sen. John McCains legacy was thrust into focus nearly one year ago when he announced his brain cancer diagnosis. The six-term Senator and decorated Vietnam War veteran is now fighting the illness from his beloved Arizona, and filling the role of one of the few Congressional Republican voices to publicly rebuke []

16:37

Three Would Be Robbers Picked On The Wrong Couple To Rob "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Daily Caller: Three would-be armed robbers approached the wrong couple outside a DeKalb County Kroger store on Friday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4:15 p.m. Friday, according to Atlantas WSB-TV, when three assailants followed a couple out of a Kroger grocery store. We believe that there may have been some sort of crime that []

16:30

Too bad, so sad: Comedy Central cancels The Opposition "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Back on September 25, 2017, Comedy Central debuted The Opposition with Jordan Klepper.  About the show, from Wikipedia: The Opposition with Jordan Klepper is an American late-night talk and news satire program that premiered on Comedy Central on September 25, Continue reading

16:09

Rudy: FBI Agents Conspiring Against Trump Should Go To Bellevue Psych Ward "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

 

Distorted FBI agents, who cried when Hillary Clinton lost the presidency, should be in a psychiatric ward instead of investigating President Donald Trump, warns the presidents lawyer former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Speaking at a campaign rally Saturday in Staten Island for GOP Rep. Dan Donovan, Giuliani argued the bureaus investigation into alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the election is a sham.

The investigation is made up of a bunch of distorted human beings who cried when Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, Giuliani said.

The Justice Departments Office of the Inspector report of the FBIs investigation into Hillary Clintons use of a private email server when she was secretary of state revealed FBI officials harshly criticizing Trump and his supporters, and even cried when Clinton lost.

Imagine FBI agents and prosecutors crying when Hillary Clinton wasnt elected. I think if I could get those pictures of them crying, the former New York mayor said, mocking the anti-Trump bias of the bureaus leadership. Ahhhhh we want Hillary! Whats going to happen! I need a psychiatrist!

Wackadoodles. Instead of investigating President Trump, they should go to Bellevue, Giuliani added, referring to the famous New York City psychiatric ward.

Giuliani praised the president for standing steadfast in light of the intelligence agencies effort to frame him.

Im very proud because hes got that spirit, he said of Trump. My God, nothing gets him down. But what theyve been doing to him is heartless, its cruel.

 

The post Rudy: FBI Agents Conspiring Against Trump Should Go To Bellevue Psych Ward appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

16:02

California School To Be Named After Illegal Alien Journalist "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

California values. Via Fox News: At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally. The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted Thursday to name the as-yet-unopened []

15:48

Allahu Akbar! Jihadi Woman Injures Two Shoppers at Supermarket in France "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Muslima screaming, Allahu Akbar! (Allah is good) knifed two shoppers at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday.

FOX News reported:

A woman who allegedly shouted Allahu akbar attacked two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday before she was arrested, local media reported.

The incident took place around 10:30 a.m. at the supermarket Leclerc in the Mediterranean city of La Seyne-sur-Mer, located near Marseilles.

The post Allahu Akbar! Jihadi Woman Injures Two Shoppers at Super...

15:36

Cruz Dunks On Kimmel In Blobfish Classic "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Conservatives win again, on ideology and in basketball. Via Fox News: The trash-talking ended Saturday and the one-on-one basketball began. When it was over, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had defeated ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, 11-9. The game, dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic, was played in front of a large crowd at Texas Southern []

15:09

Sunday Devotional: Fathers Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Luke 11:1-2 He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples. He said to them . . . Matthew Continue reading

15:00

Alabamas Lynching Memorial and the Legacy of Racial Terror in the South "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Walter Leroy Moody Jr. is led into the Federal Courthouse during a bond hearing in July 1990 on charges stemming from a 1972 bombing incident.

Anthony Ray Hinton Spent Almost 30 Years on Death Row. Now He Has a Message for White America. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Pat Turner, left, hugs Anthony Ray Hinton as he leaves the Jefferson County jail in Birmingham, Ala., on April 3, 2015.

15:00

Interview on Bechtloffs Saturday Night Livestream: Casting Couch Co-Op "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last night, I joined the Bechtloff, Artistic Layman, James Morts, and Pastor Tom (and later, Davis Aurini) for a live YouTube stream, discussing porn star interviews, President Trumps North Korea summit, the aftermath of E3, and much more. Click here to listen.

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14:49

Several Shot, One Killed At Art All Night Celebration In Trenton, NJ "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

If only New Jersey had a gun law Via The Trentonian: A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists turned into the Wild West early Sunday morning amidst a fight inside a warehouse. At least one person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout that happened at the Art All Night celebration in []

14:40

Happy Fathers Day 2018 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Happy Fathers Day 2018!

Hope all of the dads out there have a wonderful day.
Thank you for your important work.

Psalm 103:13

As a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear him

I wanted to include this Dove ad again this year.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

And here is my brother with his son in Bali.

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14:29

John Pilger, et al: Australias Guns: Control, Culture, Bias "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with John Pilger goingundergroundRT on Jun 8, 2018 Co-hosts Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace venture down under to Australia to interview a number of experts, including Pulitzer Prize winner John Pilger, on gun violence, gun culture, and the differences between gun ownership in the US and Australia. *** [The second half of Lee Camps []

14:20

Lou Dobbs Issues Warning: If Paul Ryan Deceives Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump offered Democrats DACA amnesty in exchange for a border wall.
They wouldnt take it.

So now Republican leaders want to give DACA to the Democrats for free.
Its how they roll.

Republican leaders are going to reopen immigration and amnesty talks this week.
Voters be damned.

Lou Dobbs warned Tucker Carlson the move will likely shuffle in a Democrat majority.
They dont care.

Breitbart.com reported:

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs says if President Trump is deceived by the Republican establishment and House Speaker Paul Ryan into supporting an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will most certainly cost the GOP their majority in the House.

During a segment of Lou Dobbs Tonight, Dobbs blasted a plan by Ryan and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) which would grant amnesty to at least 1.8 million illegal aliens who have been shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

According to the White House, Trump now supports the amnesty deal, though the president told reporters outside the White House on Friday that he would not sign such a bill.

Dobbs said Ryan and White House officials attempt to deceive Trump into supporting the amnesty deal would lead to a Democrat majority in the House for the upcoming midterm elections.

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14:00

CNN celebrates Fathers Day with a father who gave birth to a son "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Today is Fathers Day. CNN celebrates Fathers Day by publishing an article extolling a father who gave birth to his son. By this time, your eyebrows probably are raised high as you exclaim: But how can a man conceive and Continue reading

14:00

Is Florida Salvageable For The Democrats In November-- One Democrat In Particular "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Bill Nelson will be 76 in September

There are no guarantees in electoral politics, but right now the smart bet would be that the Democrats win a majority in the House, maybe even substantial majority. The Senate is a lot tougher. Winning back the Senate, means that the Democrats keep all the red state seats that Trump won that they hold and pick up 2 more, bringing their caucus to 51 and redicinging the Republicans' down to 49. Some of the Trump states look pretty safe for the Democratic incumbents: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia, perhaps even Indiana and Missouri. Democrats even look competitive in 3 or 4 Republican-held Trump states: Nevada, Arizona, Tennessee, possibly Texas. So what's missing from this picture? One purple state with a Democratic incumbent: Florida. Bill Nelson has held the seat for 18 years. Trump didn't wipe out Hillary the way he did in some of these other seats. He only won 4,617,886 (49.0%) to 4,504,975 (47.8%).

Last time Nelson ran (2012) he trounced Republican Connie Mack IV, 4,523,451 (55.2%) to 3,458,267 (42.2%). Nelson out-spent Mack $17,125,413 to $7,508,151. As of March 31 of this year Nelson had already raised $13,466,786 and his presumptive opponent, Governor Rick Scott hadn't started raising yet-- but is wealthy enough for it not to matter. He can self-fund whatever he needs to outspend Nelson.

Yesterday, Marc Caputo took a look at the Florida race for Politico and it didn't look good for the Democrats. Caputo starts wi...

13:52

All In The Family: Law Firm Hired By Disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok Donated More Than $24K to Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In the run-up to the release of the Department of Justices Office of Inspector Generals report on misconduct by the FBI during the Clinton E-Mail Investigation, disgraced former FBI Deputy Head of Counter-Intelligence Peter Strzok hired Washington DC law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP. Another Zuckerman Spaeder Attorney, William W. Taylor, represents Trump-Russia Dossier creator Fusion GPS, after being originally retained to assist with subpoenas from the House Intelligence Committee.

Zuckerman Spaeder has donated more than more than $30,000 to Democratic candidates for the 2018 election cycle so far. The firms largest contribution was to anti-Trump Democrat Senator Jon Tester. During the 2016 election cycle, the firms largest contribution, $24,383, went to support none other than Hillary Clinton.

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP Political Contributions, courtesy of OpenSecrets.org

The Zuckerman Spaeder attorney assigned to Peter Strzoks case, Aitan Goelman, was formerly the Director for the Division of Enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), but left left the agency to work for Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in January 2017. Goelman has also been a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Aitan Goelman has mounted an aggressive defense to the apparent misconduct laid out in the OIG Report released on Thursday. In a statement to Law and Crime Goelman said Special Agent Strzok did not back burner inspection of the Weiner laptop in the fall of 2016. He continued, saying Second, while Special Agent Strzok openly admitted that he believed that the Russia investigation was far more important to American national security than the Clinton email investigation, this conclusion is evidence of Special Agent Strzoks lucidity, not his bias.

As of Friday, Peter Strzok is working in the human resources department of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When describing Strzoks move to HR, Asha Rangappa, a former FBI Special Agent and current CNN analyst, told Business Insider that I have seen instances where if some issue comes up, the agent might be moved to anoth...

13:30

Angela Merkels German government facing collapse over her immigration stance "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Shocker, not. From Fox News: Angela Merkels government is on the brink as the German chancellor battles her coalition partners on immigration and asylum seekers. The coalition between Merkels Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) has fractured over the latters Continue reading

11:00

Porque s existe um treinador negro entre os 32 da Copa do Mundo "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Brasil, Marrocos, Ir, Nigria, Costa Rica, Egito Ainda que boa parte dos jogadores desses times passe longe do padro branco europeu, quase todos os treinadores das 32 selees que chegaram Rssia para disputar a Copa do Mundo so brancos. E h apenas um treinador negro: Aliou Ciss, que comanda a equipe senegalesa.

Se dentro do campo as estrelas, com frequncia, no tm cabelos louros e olhos claros, do lado de fora difcil encontrar quem fuja desse padro. Junto ao Senegal, s a Tunsia, comandada por um rabe, Coreia do Sul e Japo, dirigidas por asiticos, ameaam o padro europeu.

No futebol, diz o professor e pesquisador da Unicamp, Osmar de Souza Jr, acaba prevalecendo a mesma lgica patro/peo do mundo empresarial, onde quem manda, quase sempre, branco.

Um dos precursores da poltica de cotas no Brasil e presidente do Instituto Brasileiro de Diversidade, Hlio Santos, diz que a falta de treinadores negros vai alm da qualificao, j que os treinadores, [geralmente ex-jogadores] brancos no so intelectuais do futebol.

Acaba prevalecendo a mesma lgica patro/peo do mundo empresarial em que quem manda, quase sempre, branco.

Treinar equipes, diz Santos, sugere racionalizar tcnicas futebolsticas, e nessa racionalizao que entra o racismo. Infere-se que para treinar h que pensar e refletir. Tudo aponta para uma sndrome racista que no v o negro nessa posio, mesmo sendo ele exmio craque.

A prpria histria da Seleo Brasileira um exemplo dessa lgica. Mesmo com craques como Pel, Garrincha e Romrio, o time, hoje comandado por Tite, gacho e de origem italiana, nunca foi Copa tendo um negro frente da equipe. Em amistosos ou competies de menor relevncia, o Brasil s teve um treinador negro em seis oportunidades.

Negros jogam futebol, mas no so vistos como capazes de pensar futebol.

A primeira, em 1959, quando o pernambucano Gentil Cardoso fez um combinado das equipes locais para disputar o Sul-americano. Foram cinco jogos, um terceiro lugar, e uma demisso depois de 23 dias. At o fim da vida, Gentil dizia que no teve mais espao na seleo porque era preto.

A ltima vez foi h 26 anos, quando Ernesto de Paulo comandou o Brasil contra Pas de Gales, de forma interina, depois da sada de Paulo Roberto Falco.

racismo inercial: negros jogam futebol, mas no so vistos como capazes de pensar futebol, define Hlio Santos.

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10:00

Obama dressed as Baphomet? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Baphomet was first drawn and popularized in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Lvi in his book, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) a winged, horned, androgynous, humanoid goat with breasts and phallus. (See The Devil Continue reading

09:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


by Noah

A few short years from now, when the psychosis of young Baron has come full flower, we will know why. Already, the stories of Barron's "acting out" at school are seeping out to the public. Someday, he may end up in a cage like those children his father rips away from their mothers, only in his case, it may be for the best, at least for the world. It'll be "Welcome to Trump Leavenworth, Barron. Enjoy your forever home. We've saved you our famous Gotti Room."

Yeah, I know there's that thing about "hands off the kids" when it comes to politicians, but Trump's older kids have already proven to be two-legged tumors polluting society. Every neighborhood always seems to have that one family that is so terrible and so far beyond dysfunctional that it disturbs the peace of that neighborhood. Think of the damage an insane president's kids can do. Barron's the one growing up while his dad is openly wrecking the country and the world; what a fine role model!

It's probably too late, but, if only Melania had had the bravery and good sense to grab Barron and run to some far corner of the planet. Now, a good outcome for Barron is doomed.

07:00

Happy Fathers Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

  Fatherhood is the job that pays the least in monetary terms and the most in benefit to the world, along with motherhood. When a man chooses to become a father, biologically or with his heart, he makes a commitment Continue reading

06:20

June 17th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #514 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

06:15

Sunday June 17th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

06:07

Chinese Media Mocks President Trump: Only Fools Build Walls Wait, What? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


The Great Wall of China, built in 476 BC, is the longest man-made structure in the world.

Well, this was awkward.

The Chinese media this weekend mocked President Trump saying, Only fools build walls.

The BBC reported:

Chinese media have mocked US President Donald Trump over plans to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, saying wise men build bridges but fools build walls.

Mr Trump announced the tariffs on Friday, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft.

China retaliated, saying it would impose an additional 25% tariff on 659 US goods worth $50bn.

Stock markets fell after the announcements amid fear of a trade war.

The US had earlier warned that it will impose even more tariffs should China retaliate.

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06:01

Elite Stole $50 Trillion and Will Invest in Space Catherine Austin Fitts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Money manager Catherine Austin Fitts says, The global economy is going to be controlled from space. Even the U.S. dollars viability will depend on how good the U.S. space program is . . . . President Trump gets it. Fitts contends, Trump has done a remarkable job educating the []

06:00

Why Trump Hasn't Fired Pruitt-- But Soon May "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Even some Republicans are embarrassed by Trump's most blatantly corrupt cabinet member-- though, of course, nowhere near as corrupt as Trump and his family-- and turning against him. It doesn't matter that far right Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) denounced him and demanded he resign, Inhofe on Laura Ingraham's radio show. Nor does it matter one bit that relatively mainstream House conservatives Frank LoBiondo (NJ), Carlos Curbelo (FL), Ileana Ros Lehtinen (FL) and Elise Stefanik (NY) have also called on him to resign. All that matters is Trump-- and Trump loves what he's doing.

It isn't that he makes Trump and the kids look less corrupt in comparison-- nothing could-- it's that he's decimating decades of environmental protection policy. The NY Times reported yesterday that Pruitt sent Seor Trumpanzee "a detailed legal proposal to dramatically scale back an Obama-era regulation on water pollution It is widely expected to be one of his agencys most significant regulatory rollback efforts."

As soon as Monday Pruitt "is expected to publish another major change: his agencys legal proposal to gut President Barack Obamas rule to reduce climate-warming pollution from vehicle tailpipes. That proposal risks triggering a court battle with California and raises the prospect that the American car market could be split in two, with different groups of states enforcing different pollution rules." This is a dream come true for Trump-- obliterating Obama's accomplishments, destroying regulations (and thus ensuring major campaign contributions from Big Business) and driving liberals crazy, sending them into a frenzy and into the kind of fight they can't win. Allowing Pruitt to steal from the public to inflate his lifesty...

05:29

MSM Unleashes Desperate Attacks on Stephen Miller in Latest Push for Open Borders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The mainstream media has unleashed a brand new round of attacks against White House Adviser Stephen Miller, in a last-ditch push to rally left-wing support for open borders policies.

In a coordinated round of attacks disguised as reports, the usual suspects unleashed on Stephen Miller Saturday night.

Stephen Miller has been a stalwart of tough policies to stop illegal immigration for a White House under siege by democrats, the media and pro-amnesty republicans. From comparing Stephen Miller to Hitler to ridiculing his looks, the attacks initiated on Saturday Night were without any bou...

04:44

They Should Know We Are No Longer Part of This Italy Bars Two More Immigrant Ships from Ports "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Italian government barred two more migration ships from Africa on Saturday.

Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini demanded that the Netherlands recall their two Dutch-flagged NGO migrant ships that transport migrants from the African coast to Italy.

A fleet of NGO ships work around the clock to deliver refugees to Italy. A number of the organizations sponsoring ships in the armada are funded in part by organizations run by billionaire George Soros.

The Italian government told the Dutch ships: They should know we are no longer part of this illegal immigration.

The Guardian reported:

Italys interior minister has sparked a new migration crisis in the Mediterranean by barring two rescue boats from bringing refugees to shore, a week .

Two other ships with the flag of Netherlands, Lifeline and Seefuchs, have arrived off the coast of Libya, waiting for their load of human beings abandoned by the smugglers, Matteo Salvini, the leader of the anti-immigrant party the League, wrote on his Facebook page. These gentlemen know that Italy no longer wants to be complicit in the business of illegal immigration, and therefore will have to look for other ports [not Italian] where to go.

Italys closure of its ports to the migrant rescue ship Aquarius, which was carrying 620 people, triggered warnings from aid agencies of a deadly summer at sea for people trying to cross the Mediterranean.

Axel Steier, the co-founder of Mission Lifeline which operates the Lifeline ship, said his crew had rescued more than 100 migrants off Libya on Friday in an operation with a US warship, and transferred them to a Turkish merchant vessel.

04:04

US House Intel Committee Ranking Member Statement On DOJ IG Report On Clinton Email Investigation: Comeys Errors Of Judgement Helped Trump; Harmed Hillary "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Congressman Schiff Statement on DOJ IG Report
Washington, June 14, 2018
Washington, DC Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee, issued the following statement in response to the release of the Department of Justice Inspector Generals report on FBI activities prior to the 2016 election, in which Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote:

We found no evidence that the conclusions by Department prosecutors were affected by bias or other improper considerations; rather, we determined that they were based on the prosecutors assessment of the facts, the law, and past Department practices.

Schiff stated: 

Todays Office of the Inspector General report is an exhaustive review of the decisions made by the FBI and DOJ in the course of the Clinton email investigation.

The IG found no evidence that former FBI Director James Comey and other FBI and DOJ officials acted on the basis of political bias or other improper considerations. Instead, their decisions were made on the basis of the facts and the law.

Nothing in the IGs report calls into question the legitimacy or conduct of the Special Counsels Russia investigation, or the importance of allowing the Special Counsel to complete his work without political interference. If anything, the report only highlights the impropriety of sharing information on pending investigations with Congress in a manner that is likely to be made public, an ongoing concern given Republican attempts to obtain information about the Russia investigation that can be utilized by the Presidents lawyers and surrogates. 

Although the Inspector General found no evidence that political bias affected decision-making in the Clinton email investigation, it nevertheless criticized many of the actions and judgments of former Director Comey and others.

The consequence of these serious errors of judgment, however, is now clear: the actions of the FBI and DOJ in the run up to the 2016 election benefited Donald Trumps candidacy and harmed that of Hillary Clinton. If anti-Trump bias had influenced the conduct of the FBIs investigations, then Comey would have disclosed the Russia investigation and its details to the public and the Congress before the election.

And, of course, by keeping the investigation into the Trump campaign secret while so publicly discussing the Clinton investigation and reopening it in the final days of the election, Comeys poor exercise of judgment greatly inured to Trumps benefit. Though he now criticizes Comey for his handling of the Clinton investigation, at the time, Trump praised Comey for reopen...

04:00

High School Receptionist Belts Out Etta James Classic For Last Day Of School "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Fox News: A North Carolina school receptionist on Wednesday stunned students on the last day of school when she belted out the Etta James classic At Last over the PA system. Regina Ballard, the songstress, posted the video on Facebook, and the clip went viral. Keep reading

03:39

Former Obama Admin Official Linked To Anti-Trump Dossier To Testify Before Congress "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Times: Former State Department official Victoria Nuland, who reportedly connected FBI officials to the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Trump dossier, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. Ms. Nuland, a longtime State Department official who served in the George W. Bush administration as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, []

03:00

Blast From The Past: Obama Administration Handed Child Migrants Over To Human Traffickers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Unaccompanied minors requiring placement in the United States. Via NY Mag: The United States government placed an unknown number of Central American migrant children into the custody of human traffickers after neglecting to run the most basic checks on these so-called caregivers, according to a Senate report released on Thursday. In the fall of 2013, []

02:46

CNN Highlights Breastfeeding Transgender Dad for Fathers Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

CNN commemorated Fathers Day weekend with an inside look at a transgender womans hardship of being a father with breasts.

Sabastion Sparks, a transgender man who breast fed her son, recently had surgery to remove her breasts so that her toddler son can see him as a man before Fathers Day,  the left-leaning news outlet reported Saturday.

Sparks, who would sit on the school bus and think how much he hated having breasts as a child, conceived her now 20 month-old son Jaxen with her wife, Angel, who is biologically male.

The couple conceived Jaxen the conventional way, even though their biological roles at the time were not compatible with how they saw themselves, CNN reports.

Like many transgender men and women, they had been taking medication to increase the testosterone or estrogen in their bodies. So to make a baby, they briefly stopped taking their hormone pills, CNN wrote. After Jaxen was born, Sabastion sometimes had to breastfeed when he, Angel and their son were out in public. The three of them drew stares as they navigated the aisles of their neighborhood stores. Sabastion, feeling self conscious, wor...

02:43

IG Report: Peter Strzok Statements About Weiner/Abedin Laptop Conflict With FBI Claims About Weiner/Abedin Laptop "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

General David Petraeus was arrested for leaving his classified schedule on mistress Paula Broadwells nightstand.  Kristian Saucier was arrested for taking a classified photograph on a submarine.  Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin had dozens of classified Clinton emails on a Continue reading

02:24

Vegas Homeowner Shoots, Kills Burglar "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A Las Vegas homeowner awoke to the sound of 2 men breaking into his home on Wednesday morning. So, this being Vegas, the homeowner grabbed his gun and fired at the intruders, hitting one of them multiple times. The burglars fled, with one of them, later identified as Jimmy Leroy Matthews, collapsed in the street. Matthews was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports:

Las Vegas police were called at 11 a.m. about a prowler on the 2800 block of Hermosa Street, near East Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer said. Officers arrived shortly after another caller reported gunshots in the area, he said.

Police found a man they believe to be 40 years old in the street with multiple gunshot wounds, Spencer said. The man was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

Spencer said two men had jumped a wall to a home before the shooting. One of them had a pry bar with him.

The homeowner noticed one of the men trying to pry open a back window, and he fired multiple shots at the intruders. Both men jumped the fence before one of them collapsed in the street. The other man fled the scene, and has not yet been identified.

The Review Journal also reports that this qualifies as a homicide, so you can expect the Bloomberg PR team to have this on their list of gun violence incidents.

KTNV follows up, reporting that no charges will be filed against the homeowner:

A failed burglary turned deadly near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway Wednesday.

Las Vegas Police say they were called to a home in the 2800 block of Hermosa Street by a resident who said a man was attempting to break in through a sliding glass door.

They didnt seem like they came from here, said neighbor Liz Cannon.

They were looking over their shoulders, they were looking around, seeing if anyone was looking around, said Cannon, describing two men she saw in the neighborhood moments before the gunfire.

...

02:00

Fmr. Secret Service Bongino: Hillary Email Had To Be White-Listed For Obamas Phone "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Debs Wasserman Schultz had a guy for the job. Via BPR: Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino blasted former President Obama for lies about his knowledge of Hillary Cintons private email. One of the bombshells in the newly released Department of Justice inspector general report revealed that Obama lied in 2015 when he said he []

02:00

Why You Should Never Vote For A Blue Dog "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




I get a lot of retweet and replies from people defending Blue Dogs. I get the feeling that most of the perps are actually conservatives, just morons who don't understand what Blue Dogs are and what kind of damage they cause the Democratic brand and the whole country. I'll explain that in a moment but first let me list the current Blue Dogs and which candidates are running under the Blue Dog banner. First the incumbents:
Sanford Bishop (GA)
Jim Cooper (TN)
Lou Correa (CA)
Jim Costa (CA)
Charlie Crist (FL)
Henry Cuellar (TX)
Vicente Gonzalez (TX)
Josh Gottheimer (NJ)
Dan Lipinski (IL)
Stephanie Murphy (FL)
Tom O'Halleran (AZ)
Collin Peterson (MN)
Brad Schneider (IL)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
David Scott (GA)
...

01:30

Gun-Control Group to Honor Hillary Clinton for Unwavering Commitment to Passing Strict Gun Laws "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is so liberal. She gets an award. Not for actually winning or doing anything concrete but for shooting off her mouth. Via Free Beacon: The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence announced on Friday that it will honor failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at their 25th anniversary dinner. The group said the []

01:29

Chris Hedges and Norman Finkelstein: Life in Unlivable Gaza "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Chris Hedges RT America on June 16, 2018 Norman Finkelstein, scholar and author of Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, discusses Gaza, its people, and its future. From the archives: Gaza Massacre Exposes Western Hypocrisy on Russias Annexation of Crimea by Finian Cunningham Chris Hedges with Max Blumenthall and Dan Cohen: Killing Gaza: []

01:28

FLASHBACK: Three Years Ago Today Donald Announced His Historic Run for President WATCH HOW MEDIA MOCKED HIM "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Just think It was three years ago today that businessman Donald Trump and his beautiful wife Melania descended the Trump Tower escalator to announce his candidacy for President of the United States.

And just three short years later we have:
** Record Unemployment rate
** Record black, Hispanic and female unemployment rate
** Record stock market rally
** Peace talks with North Korea
** Populists leaders sweeping across Europe
** Record consumer confidence
** ISIS is decimated
** PRIDE IN AMERICA!

Thank you President Trump!
Thank you First Lady Melania Trump!
Thank you for Making America Great Again!

And to think The liberal America-hating media mocked him!
This is an amazing flashback video.

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01:00

President Trump Weekly Address The Dangers of Lax Immigration Enforcement and MS13 Gang Activity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

President Trump delivers the weekly address for June 15th, 2018.  The primary topic is homeland security and the importance of strong border and immigration controls:

01:00

Eiffel Tower Perimeter Fence Built To Stop Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Protecting a national treasure. Via BBC: Paris is to unveil its newly built perimeter defences around the Eiffel Tower to protect against terror threats. Temporary barriers were placed around the tower in June 2016, and are now being replaced with more permanent measures. Set to be completed in mid-July, the fences cost nearly 35 million []

00:43

Hallelujah! Macron and Italian PM Conte Back EU Asylum Centers IN AFRICAN NATIONS! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

HALLELUJAH! The suicide of Europe has just been set on pause.

French President Emanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte backed a plan for EU asylum centers in AFRICAN NATIONS!

Now, who will be the first brave American to propose a similar common sense plan for the Mexican border?

The BBC reported:

Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU asylum centres to be set up in countries where many migrants begin their journeys to Europe.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and French President Emmanuel Macron met in Paris after a days-long row over the fate of the rescue ship Aquarius.

Italy had refused to accept the vessel, carrying more than 600 African migrants, diverting it to Spain.

Mr Conte and Mr Macron have now agreed the current system must be reformed.

Mr Macron proposed building migration centres in countries of departure, including Libya, from which many people attempt a dangerous sea crossing to Europe an idea he has raised in the past.

He said many of those attempting the journey had no possibility of obtaining asylum in Europe, but die in the attempt or spend months living in poor conditions only to be sent home.

Processing asylum claims in applicants home countries could avoid those problems, he said.

Mr Conte, the head of Italys new populist coalition government, agreed with the plan, calling for widespread reform of the current system.

Meanwhile in Germany Angela Merkel could be ousted in a week.
What wonderful news for the survival of Europe!

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00:34

Clinton Donor, Obama Entrepreneurship Ambassador Charged With Massive Fraud "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Clinton/Obama folks no longer above the law? Via Free Beacon: Elizabeth Holmes, a Clinton donor who was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under former President Barack Obama, has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after being charged with massive fraud on Wednesday. Holmes, 34, was the founder and CEO of Theranos, a []

00:32

Another Way For Progressive Democrats In Rural Districts To Look At The Gun Issue "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


At least a third of the residents of Washington's 3rd district-- which stretches from the Pacific Ocean to the Cascades and covers the southwest corner of the state-- live in Vancouver and the suburbs north of Portland, Oregon, just over the Columbia River. Although Obama won there in 2008, Romney did in 2012 and in 2016, Trump beat Hillary 49.9% to 42.5%. When conservative Democrat Brian Baird unexpectedly retired in 2010, the Democrats ran an unsavory self-funding conservative, Denny Heck, and he was beaten by Republican Jaime Herrera Beutler (53-47%). She's a custom-made GOP back bencher who basically does nothing at all. The PVI of the district is R+4 but the Democrats haven't put up a serious candidate against her since then. This year may be different.

There are 4 Democrats competing in the primary Dorothy Gasque, Martin Hash, Carolyn Long and David McDevitt. People hunt in this district and there's more than a little controversy over guns. Many people in the suburbs are mostly concerned about safety and many in small towns and rural areas are more concerned about not being told what to do. Right now Blue America is in the beginning stage of vetting Carolyn Long and we noticed her position on guns was different from what we usually hear from our candidates. But well thought out and interesting. I asked her to do a guest post for us.


An Innovative And Grounded Gun Policy That Will Save Lives
by Carolyn Long


Guns factor into so many deaths in America each year that you could be forgiven for mistaking our death statistics for those of a war-torn nation. It seems nearly every American is separated by an instance of gun...

00:05

How Long Will Manafort Languish In His Prison Cell Before Flipping? Guiliani Tells Him To Hang Tight-- The Cavalry Is On The Way "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


One of my neighbors asked me yesterday if Manafort will be allowed to keep dyeing his hair while he's in prison. I don't think so; isn't hair dye poisonous? He could poison himself or another inmate. I was once in an Afghan prison but my business partner, a relative of the king, got me out before I could settle into a routine or observe such about how the inmates groomed themselves. Besides, it was basically just a hole in the earth with no running water. In America I've been in jails, not prisons and I don't even remember anyone taking my belt away. My mom came and bailed me out in a few hours. And I never dyed my hair anyway.

A better question would have been how long will Trump let him stay in prison before bailing him out-- well not "bailing," "pardoning."  If there's one thing Trump doesn't want, it would be Manafort cooperating with Mueller. Yesterday the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, revoked his bail and said he'll be waiting for the trial to begin in a prison cell.
"The harm in this case is harm to the administration of justice and harm to the integrity of the court's system," Berman Jackson told Manafort in court.

The judge emphasized to Manafort how she could not make enough rulings to keep him from speaking improperly with witnesses, after he had used multiple text messaging apps and called a potential witness on an Italian cell phone.

"This is not middle school. I can't take his cell phone," she said of Manafort. "I thought about this long and hard, Mr. Manafort. I have no appetite for this."

...Three U.S. marshals led Manafort out of the courtroom into the prisoner holding area immediately a...

00:03

ACLU Moves From The Neutral Protector Of Civil Liberties To A Partisan Advocate Of Hard-Left Politics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via JPost: The director of the American Civil Liberties Union has now acknowledged what should have been obvious to everybody over the past several years: that the ACLU is no longer a neutral defender of everyones civil liberties; it has morphed into a hyper-partisan, hard-left political advocacy group. The final nail in its coffin was []

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23:36

Chairman Nunes Bombshell: We Had Whistleblowers in the FBI Tip Off Congress About Weiner Laptop in September of 2016 (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

House Intel Chairman, Devin Nunes (R-CA) dropped a bombshell on Fox News Ingraham Angle this week after the IG report was released.

Nunes told Laura Ingraham that whistleblowers inside of the FBI tipped off House Intel Committee members about Anthony Weiners laptop in September of 2016.

And Ive actually never said this before because we had whistleblowers but we couldnt really use the information before that now that it is in the IG report we can. We had whistleblowers that came to us in late September of 2016 who talked to us about this laptop sitting up in New York that had additional emails on it, Nunes said.

The House Intelligence Committee had that but we couldnt do anything with it, Nunes continued.

VIDEO:

On Thursday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz released his much-anticipated report on FBI and DOJ actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

According to the Inspector General, FBI agents found Huma Abedin deleting classified/Hillary Clinton emails from her Yahoo account but failed to subpoena her devices.

Huma forwarded State Department passwords and classified emails to this Yahoo account before it was hacked by foreign agents and the FBI did nothing. Let that sink in.

In late December, the State Department released a portion of the documents found on pervert Anthony Weiners laptop and at least 5 emails contain classified information.

The FBI seized Weiners laptop after he was caught sexting with an underage teenager and discovered CLASSIFIED INFORMATION on the disgraced politicians computer.

It turns out Hillary Clintons aide, Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails to all of her insecure Yahoo email accounts which were later hacked by foreign actors. Among the foreign agents that hacked Humas Yahoo emails included RUSSIANS.

As previously reported, then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe knew about Hillarys emails on Weiners laptop as early as September of 2016 and didnt alert the bureau...

23:30

Former FBI Counterterrorism Official: National Security Concern That Strzok Still Employed And In HR "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Terry Turchie on Strzok: "We really have to be concerned about national security when you have a person who demonstrated as an FBI agent that they were just not to be trusted with the kinds of things we trusted him with, and they're still there in HR." pic.twitter.com/XJsDigfAK4 Fox News (@FoxNews) June 16, 2018

23:04

More Photos: Inside Shelter For Illegal Alien Children Separated From Parents "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Better accommodations than homeless veterans receive. Via Breitbart: The Department of Health and Human Services hosted Breitbart News and other media on a tour of a facility in El Cajon, California, on Friday where migrant children are being sheltered after being separated from their parents. The children are separated from their parents or, to []

22:43

Former CIA Director Compares United States to Nazi Germany "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden just compared the US to Nazis.

Hayden is outraged that immigrants are separated from their children when they come into the country illegally.

So is MSNBC.
Joe Scarborough compared our law enforcement of being Nazis on Friday.

But its particularly disturbing when the former head of the CIA says it.

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22:32

White Genocide Looming in South Africa "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Move over self loathing white socialist professors Noel Ignatiev and James Livingston. Theres another Genocidal Marxist in town.      See also Art School Professor Tells White Males to Commit Suicide and Dr. Eowyns article: Rutgers U. professor James Livingston calls white people Continue reading

22:30

Democratic Rep. Admits Child Migrant Crisis Kept Very Quiet Under Obama Admin "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Whoops. Via Daily Caller: Democratic Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar admitted Saturday that the Obama administration attempted to cover up the child migrant crisis occurring at the Souther border. It was kept very quiet under the Obama Administration. There were large numbers of people coming in. The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet, Cuellar []

22:10

Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is sick of being humble about being rich and beautiful "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Is it any wonder why more and more Americans dont go to movies any more? In an interview with the UK Mirror, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says shes sick of being humble about her beauty, her husband Michael Douglas, and her Continue reading

22:08

Representative Jim Jordan Discusses IG Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) appears on Fox News to discuss the IG report and the upcoming appearance of Michael Horowitz to the Judiciary and Oversight committee coming this Tuesday June 19th. On Monday June 18th both Horowitz and FBI Director Continue reading

22:03

Dual Cease-Fires Met With Hugs Between Taliban And Afghan Soldiers "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Americans stuck in the middle. Via Stars and Stripes: The first day of the Eid holiday in eastern Afghanistan brought a strange sight presumed Taliban fighters walking up to Afghan soldiers at checkpoints and taking selfies with them. Dozens of armed men believed to be Taliban walked freely through the bazaar in the capital []

21:00

Am I In The Bad Part Of Town? Tourists Shocked By What They See On San Francisco Streets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Welcome to a liberal utopia. Via SF Gate: Its something many San Franciscans see on a daily basis, outside their homes or offices and during their commutes. For better or for worse, locals are used to walking by crime scenes, have seen open injection drug use, and have witnessed mental health episodes firsthand. But when []

20:50

Crooked Comeys Latest Tweet Has People Saying Hes Running in 2020 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Fired FBI Director James Comey fired off a tweet Saturday that had people saying, hes running in 2020.

Crooked cop Comey was skewered by the Inspector Generals report which was released on Thursday.

The FBI was a total disaster of corruption and leaks under Comeys Directorship.

FBI agents under Comeys watch were given improper gifts by reporters in exchange for leaks.

James Comey even used a GMail account to conduct official FBI business even though he lectured his agents they would be in huge trouble for doing the same thing.

In a grotesque display of unabated hubris, Comey continues to tweet out jokes and photos of himself.

Comey posted a picture of himself standing in a field in Iowa with a caption that read, So good to see growth in Iowa and across the country.

The Iowa reference had people saying, Comeys running in 2020.

Presidential hopefuls visit Iowa because its the first state ballots are cast.

Of course some of Comeys sycophants cheered him on.

20:36

Sick! 71% Of Liberals Dont Want Peace With North Korea Because Trump Would Gain Popularity "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Michelle Wolf, a comedian who is best known for receiving bipartisan condemnation after her lambasting of Sarah Huckabee Sanders at the White House Correspondents Dinner, conducted a snap survey of her viewers on the issue of North Korea.

In the live TV poll taken during Wolfes Netflix show, 71% of her mostly liberal audience said that they would rather not have peace with North Korea, because it would contribute to increased political popularity for President Trump.

President Trumps 2020 Campaign Manager Brad Pascale tweeted about the poll, saying Here is the medias and lefts position in a nutshell. It isnt about America.

The North Korea Peace Process, more than any other issue, shines light on the worst sufferers of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

The post Sick! 71% Of Liberals Dont Want Peace With North Korea Because Trump Would Gain Popularity appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

20:10

Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan Lashes Out at POTUS Trump Americans Deserve a President Who is Honest and Ethical "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former CIA Director-turned-Twitter-troll, John Brennan lashed out at President Trump on Saturday.

Americans deserve a President who is honest, ethical, selfless, and substantive, Brennan tweeted to President Trump.

President Trump stuck up for his supporters in a tweet on Saturday morning after the IG report revealed top FBI brass disparaged Trump supporters as retarded, pathetic, uneducated pieces of sh*t.

The President praised his loyal, hardworking, smart base Saturday morning.

Trump tweeted: My supporters are the smartest, strongest, most hard working and most loyal that we have seen in our countries history. It is a beautiful thing to watch as we win elections and gather support from all over the country. As we get stronger, so does our country. Best numbers ever!

John Brennan lashed out at the President, accusing Trump of not having a scintilla of decency left in him.

And Brennan expects us to believe he and his fellow Trump-haters in the Intel community didnt target Trump with their resources.

Brennan tweeted: All Americansnot just your supportersdeserve a President who is honest, ethical, selfless, & substantive. Our country faces daunting domestic & international challenges. If there is a scintilla of decency left in you, you would focus on your responsibilities, not on yourself.

20:02

Police: Man Shoots 3 Attempted Robbers Outside Georgia Shopping Center "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

A good guy with a gun Via AJC: Three men accused of trying to rob a couple Friday afternoon as they walked to their car outside a DeKalb County Kroger were shot in the shopping centers parking lot, police said. The couple were inside the store at the Wesley Chapel Square shopping center when they []

19:40

DHS Denies Ripped Breastfeeding Baby From Mother, We Dont Separate Babies From Adults "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Democrats are trying to do anything they can to spin this up and take off attention from the IG report. And facts dont matter to them. Via Daily Caller: Department of Homeland Security officials on Friday flatly denied a widely reported allegation that border authorities forcibly separated a breastfeeding baby from her mother while she []

19:35

Abby Martin: The Neo-Liberal Plan To Bring Down Venezuela + Mike Prysner Debunks John Olivers Venezuela Episode "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dandelion Salad with Abby Martin Redacted Tonight on June 14, 2018 Lee Camp speaks with Abby Martin journalist and host of The Empire Files, who exposes the profit-driven bias of corporate media reporting on Venezuela. [Watch the second half of Lee Camps program and more on this post: John Pilger, et al: Australias Guns: Control, []

19:30

Tourists shocked by what they see on San Francisco streets "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Did nobody bother to Google the city they were about to visit? Before you make a trip to San Francisco, see the following: Public defecation, urination & drug use: San Francisco drug users shooting up in BART station Infectious disease expert Continue reading

19:23

The Year Duwayne Gregory Can End Peter King's Long, Tired Political Career "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Alexa Sheryll is Duwayne Gregory's campaign manager. Their primary is a week from Tuesday, June 26. Alexa explained this week that she's heard that "a lot of people dont know exactly where the money they give to campaigns goes. "As DuWaynes campaign manager," she said, "I can tell you exactly where your donation goes... With our campaign, money isnt going to some shadowy super PAC fund. Its going directly to our efforts to bring real leadership to NY-02." She pointed to three priorities they need to fund between now and the 26th:
Supporting our field team (even volunteers have to eat!)
Helping DuWayne connect with as many voters as possible
GOTV (get out the vote) efforts
Goal ThermometerDuwayne has already been endorsed by the Working Families, Womens Equality and Independence parties and will challenge Peter King on those lines. His primary opponent is a woman and many Long Islanders wondered why Duwayne was endorsed by the Women's Equality Party. They based it on his work on behalf of women's equality, not on gender ID. Recently Duwayne wrote that "Trump campaigned on a platform that was anti-women-- and hes followed through."
It started with repealing the Affordable Care Acts birth control access mandate.

Now he has instituted a domestic gag rule that will withhold federal grants from organizations like Planned Parenthood simply because they perform abortions.

Planned Parenthood and similar organizations are the main source of healthcare for so many women ac...

19:20

Arrest Those Two And Grab The Kid "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Early yesterday on his way to Fox and Friends, the fake president was delighted to be surrounded by reporters throwing questions at him. He revels in lying to the media. "Thats a Democrat bill," he lied. "Thats the law, and thats what the Democrats gave us," he spouted, perpetuating his own baseless bullshit that the law is forcing his regime to incarcerate children at the border to be separated from their parents.

Not knowing anything about the Bible, Trump left it for Sessions and Huckabee's daughter to make up the biblical justification for the Trumpist policy. I can't wait to see how Kate McKinnon handles this on Saturday Night Live: "Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order... Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful."

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who says she went to an Evangelical University, has been making the same case, saying it is "very biblical to endorse the law... That is actually repeated a number of times throughout the Bible."

James Hohmann went on and on about this in yesterday's Washington Post: Trump is losing the debate over splitting up immigrant families. Thursday was "a tipping p...

19:00

ICE Arrests 16 In Montana After U.S. Attorney General Announces New Zero Tolerance Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Hiding in plain sight. Via Helena IR: Agents with Immigration Customs Enforcement have arrested at least 16 people in western and central Montana in the last month and charged nine, primarily from Mexico, with crimes related to being in the country illegally. All of the arrests occurred after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announcement in []

18:39

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man Shuts Down Hoover Dam in Armored Vehicle Demanding Release of Full IG Report "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Exclusive video from Laura Loomer.

On Friday, June 15, 2018, Matthew Wright barricaded himself inside an armored truck on the Hoover Dam.

Matthew Wright demanded the full release of the OIG Report. He held signs in his window for Mr. President Trump.

He added, We the people demand full disclosure.

Wright is now in custody after he barricaded himself in a makeshift armored truck on the Hoover Dam.

Mr. Wright stopped on the highway near the Mike OCallaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge around noon on Friday, prompting authorities to stop traffic and evacuate the area.

According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the man has been identified as Matthew P. Wright, 30.

The Hoover Dam is a popular tourist destination, as it is where the Nevada and Arizona state lines meet. Tourists who were visiting the dam on Friday took to social media to talk about how they were being evacuated from the area as a result of Wright stopping an armored vehicle on the bridge.

Follow Laura Loomer on Twitter.

The post EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Man Shuts Down Hoover Dam in Armored Vehicle Demanding Release of Full IG Report appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

18:30

Theory of Evolution Debunked "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Chuck Missler dismantles the sacred cow of Evolution This video is 55 minutes long, and so full of information that it may require listening without distractions. If you want printed versions, they might be available at Koinonia House: https://resources.khouse.org/about_us Its time Continue reading

18:30

CNN, MSNBC Bury the Bombshell that FBI Got Freebies From Reporters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Of course, they dont want people to know of that relationship. And that they may bebe bribing them for leaks. And thats one of the reports thats still to come. Via Daily Caller: CNN and MSNBC buried the inspector general reports revelation that a number of FBI agents were receiving unauthorized free handouts, such as []

18:20

Agent Orange "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




Somebody isn't interested in forgiving or forgetting.

18:00

NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Tells Young Conservative Women: Never Bend A Knee To The Left "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Stay the course. Via Dallas News: Conservative commentator Dana Loesch asked a crowd of more than 1,000 young women Thursday night if theyve ever faced insults over their conservative beliefs. Nearly every hand shot straight into the air. Wow. This just hurts me in my heart to see, she said to the crowd of teens []

17:30

Report: Obama Presidential Center To Cost Taxpayers Nearly $200 Million "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

We not only have to deal with all the mess he left but now we have to pay for an official reminder of it. Via Fox News: Public works projects around the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago could cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million, The Washington Examiner reported Saturday. Illinois approved a $224 million legislature []

17:04

Immigration and the World Cup "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One nice thing about World Cup soccer is that it's the one time millions of people in Western Europe are happy about immigration. Consider the line-up of the French national team, which includes:
Kylian Mbapp, Paul Pogba, NGolo Kant, Blaise Matuidi, Benjamin Mendy, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Presnel Kimpembe, Steven N'Zonzi, Ousmane Dembele, and Nabil Fekir.
These men mostly hail from the concrete banlieues in the outer suburbs of Paris, places usually in the news for terrorism or riots but also one of the world's great hotbeds of soccer talent.

No other country has a team so dominated by the children of immigrants as France, but Belgium will play Mousa Dembele and Romelu Lukaku, England's 23-man squad has Dele Alli and ten Afro-Carribbean players, and Mesut Ozil is by far the most popular Turk in Germany.

17:01

Supreme Court Backs Accurate Voter Rolls And Honest Elections "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Much to the chagrin of democrats. Via Townhall: Democrats have long relied on inaccurate election rolls to aid their candidates. They want to count every vote, legal or not. So, after Ohios government cleaned up its registration lists it was hit with the usual claims of left-wing bias. Now the Supreme Court has ruled for []

16:59

US diplomats in China afflicted with same mysterious illness as in Cuba "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On July 20, 2015, three months after the Obama administration removed Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, the United States and Cuba normalized their relations by reestablishing diplomatic relations and reopening embassies in their respective capitals, Washington Continue reading

16:32

White House Rips MSNBCs Joe Scarborough For Nazi Comment "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

These people have completely lost their minds. The same people had absolutely no problem when Obama was separating families and they have no problem with it happening to citizens when adults are sent to jail. Via Fox News: The White House came out swinging Friday against MSNBC star Joe Scarborough after the former Republican congressman []

16:30

Samantha Bees Full Frontal struggling to regain advertisers after vile attack on Ivanka Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Imagine my distress. From Fox News: A new report shows Samantha Bees late night show Full Frontal hasnt been able to regain its advertisers after the host called Ivanka Trump a feckless c on her show in May. The liberal Continue reading

16:17

HERE IT IS: The Top 10 Different Reasons The IGs Report On the Clinton Email Matter Is Flawed Obamas Deep State Runs Deep "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Joe Hoft

We reported in January that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz Has the Potential to Be the Greatest Inspector in US History He Also Could Be Deep State Hack. 

We received the answer this Thursday and our verdict Although the IGs report includes some obvious and already released information about the criminal actions of Hillary Clinton and Obamas DOJ and FBI, it overall fails in many respects to share an accurate story.  Therefore, based on the report, our assessment is that the DOJs IG is just another Deep State Hack!

We reported in January

Many in the media are getting excited about the upcoming release of the IGs report into his investigation of abuses at the DOJ. But if it turns out that Horowitz is part of the deep state, the report may be disappointing.

Is IG Horowitz a Good Guy?

Theres reason to believe that Horowitz is a good guy. Last week Horowitz announced that he located the text messages after the FBI said they were lost

In a letter to congressional leaders, Inspector General Michael Horowitz said his office succeeded in using forensic tools to recover messages between senior FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page during a key five-month period ending the day special counsel Robert Mueller III was appointed to investigate possible coordination between the Kremlin and Trumps campaign. The missing messages have sparked a political firestorm in recent days, as GOP leaders and the president have questioned how the FBI failed to retain them.

Mueller hired both Strzok and Page on his team of Trump-Russia investigators.  They were part of the biased group of far left Obama and Clinton supporters hired by Mueller.  Strzok was removed from the team after his text messages were selected in an investigation carried out by the IG.  When identified, the IG notified Mueller who then removed Strzok from his team.  The claim was that Strzok was biased against President Trump and removed didnt hold water because Muellers whole team was that way.  We...

16:08

Connecticut School To Be Named After Former President Obama "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Strike one and two. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A new Connecticut elementary school will be named after former President Barack Obama. New Haven Public Schools administrators, civic leaders and officials gathered Thursday at the Southern Connecticut State University campus to break ground on Barack H. Obama Magnet University School. The 64,000-square-foot school will serve []

16:01

BANNON? HE'S IN THE CLUB. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Why? For the love of God, why?



Why? Because he's a provocateur, therefore he's "good television." Also, because he's right-wing. (When Democrats are in power, Sunday talk shows need to be disproportionately right-wing for "balance"; when Republicans are in power, the shows need to be disproportionately right-wing because only right-wingers can provide true insight into what's taking place at the highest levels of power. Obviously!)

Also because it would be unfair not to help a guy out when he's making a comeback, right?



And, more recently:
Steve Bannon plans to unleash an advertising campaign touting President Donald Trump's achievements to help the GOP ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

It could also be seen as a bid by the former White House chief strategist to revive his own political fortunes.

Since May, Bannon has been paying his surrogates to produce political ads in cities across the United States....

The campaign will tout the Trump administration's accomplishments that dovetail with Bannon's own America First views....
Sure, I suppose Bannon might be asked one or two toughish questions on Sunday about the cruelties of the president's immigration policies -- but he'll just ramble and filibuster and throw out a lot of abstruse references to obscure thinkers he in all likelihood hasn't actually read, and the bamboozlement will continue.

Think of this post as a follow-up to my last post, in which I rejected Steve Schmidt's assertion that "The stench of cowardic...

16:00

It Took Us Over a Week to Find All the Body Parts "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yemeni men show off the scars from fragmentation injuries on a young man from the village on May 6, 2018 in al Ragha Village, Bani Qais District, Hajjah, Yemen.

15:46

Things Will Get Ugly South African Political Leader Threatens War if White-Owned Land Not Returned to Black People "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 2011 South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmers land must be shared by all black Africans.

He was arrested for playing Kill the Boer (white man) song at his rallies. The song is a call to violence against white South Africans.

Julius Malema later founded the Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African political party.

Earlier this year Malema called for new law to confiscate land from white farmers.

The South African Parliament voted to confiscate land from white farmers without payment in February.

In March Julius Malema called on his followers to go after the white man and cut the throat of whiteness.

Earlier this week Julius Malema told white people he wont kill them At least not yet.

Via Zero Hedge:

And now Julius Malema threatened war if white-owned land was not returned to black people.
Via Business Daily:

EFF leader Julius Malema has warned that land must be returned to black people or things will get ugly.

He was speaking during an interview as part of a documentary by the Turkish Radio and Television Broadcasting Corporation. Malema argued that 24 years into democracy black people were worse off than they were under apartheid.

He said there would be war if land wa...

15:30

Former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik: FBI Threw The Hillary Clinton Investigation "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

.@BernardKerik: Theres no greater threat to our democracy than a government that weaponizes its criminal justice system to target its citizens and in this case the target today is the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/XbyFx2R1hE Fox News (@FoxNews) June 16, 2018

15:18

Paul Manafort May See Life in Prison! He Dared to Lead Presidential Campaign Against Hillary Clinton, Now He Must Pay "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Dirty Cop Robert Mueller and his mob of 13 angry Democrats dont play.

On Friday top Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann, a crooked attorney and staunch Hillary Clinton supporter who attended her election night party, petitioned the court to toss Manafort in prison.

Obama-appointed Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson agreed with Weissman and tossed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in jail.

The Mueller witch hunt charged Manafort with dozens of financial crimes that took place up to 12 years ago.

Manafort should have expected this.
In todays American justice system if you oppose the political elites this is what you get.
Prison for life.

The Hill reported:

Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman said on Friday that Paul Manafort may never again see the outside of a jail cell after his house arrest arrangement was revoked on Friday.

President Trumps former campaign chairman appeared in court after special counsel Robert Mueller asked a judge to revoke his pretrial release conditions, accusing him of attempting to tamper with potential witnesses.

During the hearing, the judge revoked Manaforts bail and ordered him to jail.

Just to put this in historical perspective, what broke the Watergate case was when James McCord got a 25-year sentence, Akerman said when asked about the hearing while appearing on MSNBCs Velshi & Ruhle. He was one of the Watergate burglars. He got a 25-year sentence. He was sitting in jail because thats what made him crack and cooperate.

But Akerman noted that Manafort, who is 69 years old, could soon be facing life in jail.

The post Paul Manafort May See Life in Prison! He Dared to Lead Presidential Campaign Against Hillary Clinton, Now He Must Pay appeared first on The Gateway Pundit...

15:10

South African Political Leader Julius Malema Tells White People He Wont Kill Them Yet! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In 2011 South Africa youth leader Julius Malema told his supporters that the white farmers land must be shared by all black Africans.

He was arrested for playing Kill the Boer (white man) song at his rallies.

Julius Malema later founded the Economic Freedom Fighters, a South African political party.

Malema recently called for new law to confiscate land from white farmers.

The South African Parliament voted to confiscate land from white farmers without payment in February.

In March Julius Malema called on his followers to go after the white man and cut the throat of whiteness.

Now this

Earlier this week Julius Malema told white people he wont kill them At least not yet.

This isnt going to end well.
Via Zero Hedge:

The post South African Political Leader Julius Malema Tells White People He Wont Kill Them Yet! appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

15:03

Two Very Different Democrats, Joe Crowley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Squared Off in Debate Friday Night "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Friday nights primary debate between 31-year elected official Rep. Joseph Crowley and 28-year-old progressive Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez was a contest between establishment and outsider, old guard and upstart, experience and progress, status quo and change. It marks only the third primary challenge Crowley has faced since moving from the state Assembly to Congress and his first since 2004.

At times during the debate, his relative campaign inexperience showed, while Ocasio-Cortez presented as a well-studied newcomer with natural talent: delivering a summary of her agenda in a manner which was confident and sharp, if not effortless. The theme of her remarks was clear: Not all Democrats are the same.

Despite what she described as Crowleys adaptations meaning shifts leftward in response to her more-progressive campaign there are real differences between the two, said Ocasio-Cortez, who is challenging Crowley for the seat representing the 14th district, which encompasses parts of Queens and the Bronx.

Unlike Crowley, Ocasio-Cortez said she has rejected all corporate money, and is the only candidate in the race who supports improved and expanded Medicare for All, a federal jobs guarantee, tuition free public college and the abolition of ICE.

By contrast, Crowleys first remarks were those of a professional who felt confident enough to not prepare and who realized too late that he should have.

His opening pitch was also direct. This race, to him, isnt just about local politics: He is running against Donald Trump.

But according to Ocasio-Cortez: Its not enough to fight Trump. We have to fight the issues that made his rise in the first place.

The differences between Crowley and Ocasio-Cortez arent actually that significant, he argued, but his superior ability to effectively challenge Trump on the national stage makes him the better candidate. Unspoken, but well understood, is the fact that Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, is anticipated to be the next House Democratic leader or Speaker should Nancy Pelosi step aside or be ousted by her colleagues, meaning that his efficacy on the national stage would, in fact, come in...

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Service Animals To Get Own Bathroom At Calgary City Hall "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Expensive pet walking area. Via Global News: It doesnt have a toilet made of the finest porcelain from the Ming Dynasty, and there are no countertops made of marble from the Carrara quarry in Italy, but a reliving station for service animals is almost ready for use near the front doors of the city of []

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Desperate Asylum Seekers Are Being Turned Away by U.S. Border Agents Claiming Theres No Room "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents are systematically violating U.S. and international law by blocking immigrants at international ports of entry on the southern border from entering the country so they can claim asylum. Immigration civil rights advocates have been documenting this illegal behavior since late 2016, from Texas to California. It was sporadic then, and appears to have been based at least in part on CBPs difficulties with handling large numbers of people.

Even so, the practice of turning immigrants away has suddenly become routine, creating chilling scenes of immigrants and children camped out near the bridges, exposed to sun, wind, and rain, amid make-do bedding, scattered clothing, and trash. A few times a day, the immigrants walk to the middle of the bridges and ask to be admitted to the port of entry building on the U.S. side so that they can request asylum. They are almost always turned back.

The Intercept witnessed such a scene on June 4 in El Paso, Texas. At 6 a.m., the sun rose on a 15-year-old Guatemalan boy and his father who were trying to walk across the border to apply for asylum. They did not swim the Rio Grande or otherwise attempt to enter the country illegally theyd made their attempt on an arcing, international bridge that joins El Paso with its Mexican sister city, Ciudad Jurez.

They were stopped at the top of the bridge by two CBP agents who refused to let them cross, pointed them back to Mexico, and said to try crossing later. This was the sixth time in three days that the man, his son, and about a dozen other Guatemalans had been thus rejected.

I knew they were Guatemalans because Id spoken with the man two days earlier. I spotted him and the group squatting disconsolately on the Mexican side of the bridge by the public bathrooms. This man and others in the group told me then that they were asylum-seekers afraid to go back to their home country because of violence there. They were extremely frustrated about being turned away. They recounted that the agents always told them there was no room to process them at the port of entry, and they should come back later when there might be room. There never was room. False words, the man with the son said, in Spanish that was heavily accented by Qeqchi, his indigenous tongue. Another man started crying.

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Jane Fonda Tells Hollywood Elitists Its Time To Take Back Our Government "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout:

When Obama was president, liberal celebrities were constantly visiting the White House for lavish parties, but now thats all over. This might explain why so many of these folks dont like Trump. They think DC belongs to them and was taken away. Wouldnt that also explain why Jane Fonda used the term our government at a recent event?

Breitbart reports:

Jane Fonda to Hollywood Elite: Time to Take Back Our Government

Actress and political activist Jane Fonda warned a crowd of Hollywood elites of the existential crisis facing America under the Trump administration, urging them that the only solution is taking back our government.

After winning the Female EMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Environmental Media Association (EMA) first Honors Benefit Gala, Fonda said that Democrats taking the House in the upcoming mid-terms elections was crucial to saving the country.

This is an existential crisis that were in, said the 80-year-old Grace and Frankie star. We have to do everything we can to take back the house in November. If anything can save us, its gonna be taking back our government.

Other actresses present at the ceremony included Elizabeth Olsen and Fondas Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin, who told The Hollywood Reporter: [Trump] is dangerous hes unfortunately dangerous to the planet, if nothing else. If we could raise Trumps consciousness, that would be helpful.

What Jane Fonda and others in Hollywood cant seem to grasp is that the government belongs to all of the American people, not just them.

The post Jane Fonda Tells Hollywood Elitists Its Time To Take Back Our Government appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

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The U.S. is Exacerbating the Worlds Worst Humanitarian Crisis by Outsourcing Its Yemen Policy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Yemeni forces, backed by the Saudi-led coalition, take position during an attack on the port city of Hodeidah on June 13, 2018.

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Saturday funny: Colorado demorat candidate douses his eyes w/pepper spray to push for gun control "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the type of people Obama had working for him. About this fool, from Wikipedia: Levi Mills Tillemann-Dick is an American businessman, academic, and author. Currently managing partner at Valence Strategic, LLC and a fellow at the New America Continue reading

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Midnight Meme Of The Day! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"




by Noah

Hypocrisy On Parade!

I love it when politicians and assorted buffoonish miscreants such as Seor Trumpanzee's new bestie Sean Hannity get tripped up by their own words. It's conceivable, of course, that some Republikooks like Hannity, who long for the world to go back to the good old days of 1200 A.D., momentarily forget that we have such a thing as film, but dear Sean does make his living on TV so maybe it's just a massive shortcoming of his mental processes and abilities. More likely though, it really just comes down to it all being an example of his extreme arrogance and his contempt for his audience. He knows how, as his idol would say, "low IQ" they are. He knows that, like any reptile, they only think in the moment and will cheer whatever spew comes out of his orifices at any given moment. Also, Hannity knows they are lacking in the ability of critical thinking, and they won't bother to check what he speaks, not that they'd want to. Besides, they have a now built-in defense mechanism that protects them from the real world. They will look at this clip and see it as "Sorcery!" "Fake News!" "Fake News!" It's what they do now. It's who they are, and they walk among us. Back in 1200, we might have attributed the reactions of Trumpies to bread mold, parasites, or just consumption the wrong mushrooms, but now we have critters like Hanntity.

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IG Report: FBI Agent Peter Strzok Sent Weiner Sealed Indictment To His Personal Email "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the interesting aspects of the IG report is the documented use of personal email by participants within the FBI small group Mid-Year-Exam (MYE) team. [pg 424] One of those documented examples involves FBI Agent Peter Strzok downloading the Continue reading

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June 16th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #513 "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

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Saturday June 16th Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

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Why Americans (and Koreans) Can Sleep Better "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Scads of analysts and pundits have weighed in on the Trump-Kim summit talks in Singapore, parsing the brief agreement and presidential tweets for signs of just how strongly it actually commits North Korea to total, verifiable denuclearization.

Most of them are missing the point. The real threat to U.S., Korean, and Japanese security of late has come not from North Korean nukes, but from threats by President Donald Trump and his closest advisers to launch a regional war to preempt any further North Korean progress on warhead and missile technology. Some experts were giving even odds of a U.S.-initiated war as recently as a few months ago.

So even if the spectacle in Singapore was more theater than substance, even if the presidents effusive praise for a totalitarian leader was hard to swallow, we should applaud Trump for belatedly making good on his 2016 campaign promise to sit down with Kim Jong-un over a hamburger in search of peace.

Throughout most of 2017, the Trump administration instead issued a steady stream of pronouncements warning that it was ready to go to war to stop Pyongyang from perfecting long-range missiles capable of hitting the United States with nuclear weapons.

Our president has been really clear about this, said then National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster. He is willing to do anything necessary to prevent that from happening . . . and so, all of our armed forces are getting to really a high, high degree of readiness for this mission. U.S.-South Korean war games reportedly included rehearsals of surgical strikes on North Koreas main nuclear and missile facilities and decapitation raids by special forces targeting the Norths leadership.

Trump himself warned last summer that he would meet any further North Korean nuclear advances with fire and fury like the world has never seen. He added in a tweet that military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.

Trumps close foreign policy adviser (and golfing partner), Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, strongly advised the president to launch a preemptive war sooner rather than later, before North Korea could put the U.S. homeland at risk. He also insisted that Trump wasnt bluffing about preparing an all-out first strike. He has told me that. I believe him, Graham said. If thousands die, theyre going to die over there. Theyre not going to die here. And he has told me that to my face.

Graham predicted that if North Korea conducted another nuclear bomb test, the odds that we use the military option would rise to 70 percent. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, put the odds as high as 50/50. Trumps selection of John Bolton, an outspoken advocate of regime change in North Korea, as his national security adviser further...

Follow the White Rabbit? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Joe: Why the charade?

Zolomon: To give people hope, detective.

Joe: Hope?

Zolomon: So I can rip it away from them. Its so fun pretending to be a hero.

Ive been following a real White Rabbit for a long time. My perspective on the world and especially the actions and motives of people in power has changed. As to what follow the white rabbit means, this excerpt from the definition of Follow the White Rabbit posted on the Urban Dictionarys site is succinct:

But whether you take it literally or metaphorically, following the white rabbit means following an unlikely clue, an innocuous, unbelievable (but also, frankly a bit ridiculous) sign, to find oneself in the midst of more or less extraordinary, marvelous, amazing circumstances that challenge ones fundamental beliefs, expand ones horizons &/or perception of realities, transform ones perspective, and change ones life.

And thats exactly what happened to me. But not from anything thats captured the popular imagination recently. No, it was after discovering this site, LewRockwell.com, years ago. And let me illustrate by selecting a few of posts from June 11, 2018, when I started to write this:

The Global Elites

Have no skin in the game says David Gordon.

...

Elon Needs More Money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last month, I wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musks contemptuous and breezy dismissal of questions asked by financial analysts about the cashflow situation at Tesla. Would the company need yet another infusion of money to remain afloat? Lame! Next question.

That was Musks response.

As it turns out, its Tesla thats lame.  The company Musk  just laid off several thousand employees, about 9 percent of its workforce which is one way to raise cash (by not spending it on worker salaries) when you dont want to admit you need another infusion from investors or realize you might not be able to get one because those investors are becoming gun-shy about giving money to Elon.

Ive been pointing out for years that Tesla is a net money-losing operation, despite all the crony capitalist advantages including electric car quotas in states like California, which force other car companies to either build EVs they cant sell (or sell at a loss) or buy credits from an electric car manufacturer (Tesla) which the electric car company then uses to offset its losses.

Even so, Tesla has lost something on the order of $5.4 billion dollars so far, according to most estimates. Yet until quite recently most media coverage of Tesla has focused on what amounts to financial Fake News of the most egregious kind, such as the hype-driven value of Tesla stock. Its true the stock price zoomed upward like a bottle rocket on the 4th of July. But what was driving this?

Not anything of value.

Analysts refused to analyze the fact that Tesla loses money on every car it sells. That it remains in business only because of investor infusions and deposits given on cars that never seem to materialize.

Well, the electric chickens may finally be coming home to roost.

At some point, you either make money or you dont. If you dont, you have to find people willing to give you more of it. When you cant do that anymore, you are forced to scale back. You let people go in order to husband what resources youve still got, in the hope that maybe youll be able to ride it out.

Elon is running out of money. His operations arent sustainable.

That is the real story behind the mass layoffs at Tesla and its still not being told. A healthy and growing company doesnt have to cut its workforce by almost 9 percent. There will likely be more cuts, too unless Elon can raise another $1.3 billion or so, which is the sum Tesla is expected to lose over the next four quarters. Moodys Financial Ser...

Inspector General Report Shows Secrecy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The 500-page inspector generals report released Thursday reveals how unjustified secrecy and poor decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and the FBI.

Yesterdays Inspector General report on the FBIs investigation of Hillary Clinton contained plenty of bombshells, including a promise by lead FBI investigator Peter Strzok that Well stop Donald Trump from becoming president. The report reveals how unjustified secrecy and squirrelly decisions helped ravage the credibility of both Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and the FBI. But few commentators are recognizing the vast peril to democracy posed by the sweeping prerogatives of federal agencies.

The FBIs investigation of Clinton was spurred by her decision to set up a private server to handle her email during her four years as secretary of state. The server in her Chappaqua, N.Y. mansion was insecure and exposed emails with classified information to detection by foreign sources and others.

Clinton effectively exempted herself from the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The State Department ignored 17 FOIA requests for her emails prior to 2014 and insisted it required 75 years to disclose emails of Clintons top aides. A federal judge and the State Department inspector general slammed the FOIA stonewalling.

Clintons private email server was not publicly disclosed until she received a congressional subpoena in 2015. A few months later, the FBI Counterintelligence Division opened a criminal investigation of the potential unauthorized storage of classified information on an unauthorized system.

The IG report gives the impression that the FBI treated Hillary Clinton and her coterie like royalty or at least like personages worthy of endless deference. When...

Bad Blood "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Once the reelected Obama administration gave the okay for the diversity industry to begin shaking down Silicon Valley like it does everybody else, we began to read over and over that the reason there are few female tech founders is because the white male power structure leaves billion-dollar bills lying on the sidewalk just to spite women.

And yet, the industrys most memorable story of recent years, as recounted in Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrous page-turning new book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, is how young blonde Elizabeth Holmes became techs pioneering female self-made billionaire (on paper) despite not quite having gone through the formality of actually inventing her breakthrough medical gizmo.

Starting Theranos in 2003 as a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, Ms. Holmes specialized in charming elder statesmen with her vision of disrupting the blood-testing industry. Over the next dozen years, Ms. Holmes raised (and spent) about $900 million, and saw her half of the companys stock valued at $4.5 billion. Carreyrou writes:

As much as she courted the attention, Elizabeths sudden fame wasnt entirely her doing. Her emergence tapped into the publics hunger to see a female entrepreneur break through in a technology world dominated by men. In Elizabeth Holmes, the Valley had its first female billionaire tech founder.

To lend credence to her claims for her Edison blood-analyzing device, Holmes assembled a board of directors featuring a Deep State hall-of-fame lineup, including former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Schultz, current secretary of defense General Mad Dog Mattis, and former Senate majority leader Bill Frist. Her Democrats included retired Senate Armed Services Committee chair Sam Nunn, Carter administration defense secretary William Perry, and Al Gores superlawyer David Boies.

Investors in her Potemkin start-up included Oracles Larry Ellison, Mexican monopolist Carlos Slim, New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft, various Waltons, and Rupert Murdoch. The press baron lost his $125 million investment, but emerged with some dignity because he refused Holmes calls to spike Carreyrous 2015 expos in his WSJ...

The Unfreezing of Korea "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Now that weve had a few days to let the war-mongers and Democrats (or do I repeat myself) fulminate over the summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un its important to look at what actually happened and where were going next.

For a good analysis of what was actually accomplished, read this excellent post over at Moon of Alabama.

 the freeze for freeze North Korea had offered [Obama previously in 2015 and 2016] and China promoted. The U.S. stops the large strategic maneuvers involving nuclear capable bombers flying from Guam, aircraft carriers and the like, while North Korea stops testing nukes and missiles. North Korea achieved its first aim. It can now lower its miliary posture and develop its economy.

The situation is still somewhat unstable as both freeze steps are reversible.

The freeze for freeze is, as the Chinese Foreign Minister envisioned, a starting point for a long series of talks which may finally lead to a peace agreement and some nuclear disarmament. Now comes the dual-track approach of a peace agreement in exchange for some disarmament in a synchronized and reciprocal manner. This will be a step-by-step process which will take years or even decades.

Russia was promoting this same strategy publicly during the worst of the tensions between Trump and Kim last year. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke of the double freeze repeatedly.

And it was always going to end this way because, as Ive been saying all along, North Korea has a nuclear weapon and the U.S. will only come to the bargaining table when it has lost significant leverage.

And a nuclear deterrent is a major bit of leverage.

So, the Freeze for Freeze is now in effect.   The war games are a direct economic benefit to North Korea as MoA points out at length.  And Trump gets the win by spinning it as a cost-cutting measure.

The imperial sycophants and quislings are crying in their lattes over this and defense stocks have taken it on the chin.  All of this is to the good of mankind.

All. of. it.

Rejoice in this, unless you believe in creating a world safe for George Soross Open Society and continued serfdom at the hands of the Globalist elites.  And, as I said the other day, their response to these very tentative steps towards delineates who is working for peace and who is working for chaos.

The bigger question is the one Pat Buchanan is asking and it sits at the heart of the criticism Trump is getting from the chattering class, cynical...

Trump Confounds the Pundits "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

What will come out of this weeks summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea remains to be seen, and one must hope for the best, but the bullets are already beginning to fly in the US media with The New York Times Nicholas Kristof declaring impulsively somewhat implausibly that Trump gave away the store by canceling military training exercises with South Korea and in legitimizing Jong-uns rule by meeting with him without getting anything substantive in return.

Lost in the flood of news coming out of Singapore are Trumps positive comments delivered at the earlier G-7 meeting in Canada, which may have opened the door to a possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a return of Moscow to a reconfigured G-8. One hopes that China will soon also make it into the ultimate insiders club, which will have to be renamed G-9.

Washingtons most important relationship is with Moscow, and the possibility of dtente should be welcomed by everyone who wishes to avoid a nuclear holocaust. But The Times Paul Krugman, among others, cannot overcome his visceral dislike for Russia, citing its invasion of Ukraine and its relatively small economy as good reasons to block its membership in a reconstituted G-8. He also suggests that Putin has some kind of hold over Trump, a serious charge that he cannot substantiate except by innuendo,...

Obscured American "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Last Saturday, five eternally misunderstood and oppressed gentlemen fired 41 shots at a crowd at 20th and Susquehanna, killing one and injuring four others, including a 5-year-old boy. The TV news reported that the deceased was a standout basketball player.

North Philly is generally not good for your health and happiness. Though neighborhoods have cute, idyllic names like Nicetown, Hunting Park and Fairhill, theyre mostly postindustrial, trash strewn, drugged up ghettos with plenty of dead businesses, dilapidated churches, boarded up homes, caged porches and corner bodegas with signs forbidding hoodies, guns and knives. Chinese takeouts dish up beef lo mein, moo shoo pork and fried chicken from behind bullet-proof plexiglass. Graffiti mar just about every flat surface, including, sometimes, beautiful murals celebrating prominent black figures in art, science, politics and civil rights.

The northeast corner of North Philly, though, is generally spared from this mayhem and squalor. Composed primarily of Poles, Irish, Ukrainians and Italians, Port Richmond and Bridesburg retain their dignity and orderliness through half a century of economic decline.

On Allegheny, theres the magnificent St. Aldabert Church, with perhaps the most beautiful altarpiece in the entire city. Founded in 1903, it has masses in both English and Polish. Popular eateries The Dinner House and Syrenka are just down the street, as well as cozy Donnas Bar, where Ive had cheap bottles of Okocim, Zywiec and Lech, plus tasty bigos and perogies. Their golabki is also wonderful, Ive been told. I must get that the next time.

Half of one wall is taken up by a wallpaper Manhattan, at night, as seen from Brooklyn. The Twin Towers have not been imploded.

A guy in his mid-50s said, I had no problems paying child support. In fact, I gave my kids twice as much, because theyre my kids. This one guy told me, a black guy, he said, After they arrest you six times for nonpayment, theyll stop bothering you.

Thats ridiculous, I laughed. Why would anyone want to be arrested six times for anything?!

Even if there was no law, I would still pay, because theyre my kids! Their mom tried to turn them against me, you know, but Ive never said a bad word about her, because shes my kids mom. As they get older, they can judge me for themselves, see if I was an asshole or not.

Sunday at Donnas, I met two intriguing...

Father Brown "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Anyone who has been a libertarian for any length of time has probably been accused of being religious in their political beliefs at some point. The term is used to dismiss libertarianism as being somehow faith-based, or dogmatic and impermeable to reason (never mind the centuries of rigorous philosophical and economic work that underly libertarian thinking) and therefore not worth taking seriously.

My own tendency has been to defend libertarian thought by pointing to those centuries of important work, and to the evidence both throughout history and in the present day demonstrating that the more free people are, the better off they are. But Ive come to realize, recently, that those who have accused me of being religious in my opinions all these years arent entirely wrong.

I owe this new revelation to Father Brown.

I started watching the current BBC series when I learned that it was based on stories by G.K. Chesterton. I know, the series is very different from the stories. Ive read some of them and I do know that. But however the show measures up against its inspiration, it is an absolute gem that stands apart from most of what is on television and in 2018 thats saying quite a lot. The show is deceptive in its simplicity, and downright shocking in its non-cynical portrayal of a protagonist who is driven by principle.

In the BBC version, Father Brown is a Catholic priest serving the idyllic yet astonishingly crime-ridden town of Kembleford, in the Cotswolds. He is also an amateur sleuth who consistently shows up the local police, solving crimes that they cannot. Yet throughout, his focus is on the souls of his parishioners, and of the criminals themselves. His goal is always to convince the guilty to confess, so that they may find peace in the afterlife.

Its not exactly a libertarian theme. And yet watching it, I feel a kinship. For me, no matter how great the writing, there is something fundamental missing in most mainstream entertainment. Its hard to point to exactly what it is: Morality isnt quite right. Neither is spirituality and indeed, there are plenty of films and tv shows that deal with spiritual and moral topics. I think its something about holding a view of humans as being capable of acting from something other than their basest instincts, of being capable of living together in peace, and about earthly authority and law being subordinate to a more fundamental moral code.

Its much easier to be cynical about these things. Or to insist (with what starts to feel increasingly like desperation) that humanitys true nature reveals itself only in extreme situations, that we are reall...

Follow the Swiss Pension Fund "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Brexit, Quitaly and Grexit. Debt Defaults, Stock Shocks, Bond Bubbles, Properties Popping, Derivative Defaults and Banks Busting.

Well that is just some of the events that will take place in the next few years.

But the world is living in ignorant bliss of what is coming next.

As the song tells us:

In every life we have some trouble
But when you worry you make it double
Dont worry, be happy
Dont worry, be happy now
dont worry

Well this well-known song says it all. Risk in the world is growing exponentially but no one is worrying.

GLOBAL DEBT OUT OF CONTROL

Global debt has trebled since 1999 from $80 trillion to $240+ trillion today. And since the Great Financial Crisis started in 2006, debts have doubled. But Dont Worry be Happy!

STOCKS ONLY RISE DUE TO MONEY PRINTING

And Central banks of course wont let us down. They have printed $16 trillion since 2006. So they must continue to make the rich richer and the poor believing that all is well. So Dont Worry.

And world stock markets are up 4x since 2009. So Dont Worry, this will go on for ever.

Stocks are up and debt is up what a great formula. Just print more and give more credit and all will be well. Be Happy!.

But what happens if central banks stop printing and banks stop lending. The song has a solution for that too:

Aint got no cash, aint got no style
Aint got no gal to make you smile
Dont worry, be happy
Cause when you worry your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So dont worry, be happy
Dont worry...

Questionable Tactics "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

By Dr. Mercola

In December 2017, Slate magazine published an astonishing article about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil, revealing how the safety trials for this controversial vaccine actually werent designed to properly assess safety.1 Gardasil is supposed to prevent infection by certain strains of HPV virus, which in rare cases may cause cervical cancer if left untreated.

However, trial data from Merck shows that Gardasil vaccinations may actually increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44.6 percent if you have been exposed to HPV strains 16 or 18 prior to vaccination.2 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has made this document inaccessible, but weve saved a copy of it. In his Slate article, investigative journalist Frederik Joelving recounts the story of Kesia Lyng, a 30-year-old Danish woman who, at the age of 19, participated in a clinical trial for Mercks Gardasil vaccine

Lyngs grandmother had died of cervical cancer the year before, so when a letter arrived offering her $500 to take part in a crucial international test of Gardasil, the decision was easy, Joelving writes. She got her first shot of the vaccine at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen on September 19, 2002. The symptoms snuck up on her shortly after her second shot on November 14.

They never abated. It wasnt until 2016 that she received her diagnosis chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) In recent years, Lyng has become suspicious that there is a connection between her disease and her Gardasil immunization. Her ailments evoke descriptions found in hundreds of news stories from women who also received the vaccine, as well as several medical case reports from around the world.

HPV Vaccine Linked to Serious Side Effects, Including Death

Reported side effects of Gardasil vaccination include immune-based inflammatory neurodegenerative disorders, suggesting something is causing the immune system to overreact in a detrimental way, sometimes fatally.3,4 The dangers of high immunogenicity was addressed in my 2015...

Another Florida Tragedy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Florida feels kind of like the epicenter of tragedy in this country at the moment. Despite it having no kind of monopoly on horrible events, one can almost be forgiven for believing otherwise.

The most recent involved a man taking four children hostage after his girlfriend told police hed battered her earlier this week. In the end, all four children were killed, a police officer was shot, and the hostage taker committed suicide.

Oh, yeah, he was also a convicted felon.

A Florida felon who authorities say killed four children after a daylong standoff that started with the shooting of an officer had recently violated his parole, and his parole officer recommended that he be put in jail for six months. Instead he was given supervised probation, court records show.

Gary Lindsey was arrested last month for theft and then jailed for violating his probation from a decade-old arson charge, the records show. His probation officer said Lindsey posed no threat to the community but she still recommended that he be incarcerated for six months. However, Lindseys sister agreed to pay $1,000 and he agreed to pay $300 a month toward restitution, and his supervised probation was reinstated during a court hearing. The records show Lindsey had been working at an auto center in Orlando, earning $1,300 a month.

Sundays 21-hour standoff began when Lindseys girlfriend left the apartment and told police she had been battered. Lindsey fired at responding officers, seriously wounding one of them. He then holed up inside the apartment for much of the day with the four children, who they say ranged in age from 1 to 11. The girlfriend was the mother of all four children and Lindsey was the father of two of them, said family friend Walter Benenati.

We heard gunshots, and I saw through the window that the policeman was down, neighbor Miguel Lopez said. The top stair was full of blood. They took the police officer down. It was horrible.

The officer is in critical condition but is expected to survive, thankfully.

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The post Another Florida Tragedy appeared first on LewRockwell.

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Will Trump Be Able To Save McConnell From Kentucky Voters In 2 Years? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"


Pelosi is one of the least liked politicians in America-- two caveats though: 1- her own constituents love her and showed it at the polls 2 weeks ago when 172,399 voters turned out-- more than any other district in California-- and gave her an overwhelming win against 6 challengers and 2- she's far more popular than Mitch McConnell, the most disliked elected official in America.

McConnell's seat isn't up this November. It's up in 2020-- when Seor Trumpanzee is on the top of the ticket. If Pete Session in a gerrymandered Dallas district can loose his seat, as looks likely-- McConnell can too. This morning Alex Isenstadt too a look at what to expect in just under 2 and a half years.

In 2014 McConnell beat Alison Lundergan Grimes, a moderate who didn't offer much of a progressive message to contrast herself to McConnell, 806,787 (56.2%) to 584,698 (40.7%) Two years later Kentucky voters looked at an even worse status quo candidate, Hillary Clinton and Trump eviscerated her, 1,202,971 (62.5%) to 628,854 (32.7%), winning all 120 counties minus two. It was Trump's 5th strongest state. Trump is still far more popular in Kentucky than McConnell and McConnell has stuck as closely to Trump as he could and is certainly one of Trump's top congressional enablers. On Monday, McConnell and his top advisors met to plot out a strategy.
At a time when anti-establishment sentiment is roiling the party, the 76-year-old McConnell, who this week became the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in history, has a target on his back and is taking no chances.

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05:33

Representatives Ron DeSantis and Matt Gaetz Discuss The IG Report on FBI and DOJ Conduct "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Representatives Matt Gaetz and Ron DeSantis appear on Fox News to discuss the DOJ inspector general report after release: .

05:29

Sylvester Stallone Accused Of 28-Year-Old Sex Crime, Days After Appearing With Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

The Los Angeles District Attorneys office is reviewing a sex crime case against Academy Award-winning actor Sylvester Stallone.

The incident allegedly took place in 1990 and the accuser filed a report against Stallone in November 2017, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

But the Santa Monica Police Department announced the charges against Stallone on Thursday.

Stallones attorney, Martin Singer, contends the woman who made the complaint engaged in a consensual relationship with Stallone in the 1980s and the relationship had always been consensual.

Singer also blasted the police department for publicizing allegations that have yet to be investigated.

My client categorically denies the allegations. Its outrageous that the DAs office and PD would announce this information because it makes the public think that theres something there, Stallones attorney, Martin Singer, told CNN. Its not appropriate to try to ruin someone by doing this, he added.

Singer doubled down in his criticism of the police department, arguing in an interview with the New York Post, arguing  that the District Attorneys office deliberately intended to tarnish Stallone by making the decades old allegation public.

The D.A.s office only revealed it was reviewing the case to get it out there that theyre investigating these matters, he told the Post. You dont see police or the D.A.s office issuing statements about everybody who files a police report people would get ruined, he said. Why go to the media? Why not do the investigation first?

The woman has made the allegations, which have expired the statue of limitations, for purely opportunistic reasons, Singer argued.

This woman filed a police report after a website would not publish her story, he claimed She came forward trying to get a story published in November about Stallone with an entertainment website. The woman claimed there was someone who could corroborate what happened. When questioned by the site, the person told a reporter that her claims were absolutely false. They said [the alleged victim] was always boasting about her relationship with Stallone.

Two witnesses came forward and disputed her story, he continued. One was h...

04:14

VIDEO=> NBC Reporter Yells at President Trump as She Stands in Front of Him to Argue Over Illegal Immigration "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

As she stood right in front of him, NBC White House reporter Kristen Welker yelled at President Donald Trump as she argued illegal immigration policy with him during an impromptu press conference on the North Lawn of the White House Friday morning. Trump took questions from the press following a one-on-one interview with Fox News Channel co-host of Fox & Friends Steve Doocy.

President Trump addresses NBC News reporter Kristen Welker (foreground) as she argues immigration policy with him at a press gaggle, June 15, 2018, screen image.

Kristen Welker, image via Twitter avatar.

Welker interrupted Trump as he responded to a reporter who was accusing him of lying about illegal alien family separation at the border. Welker cut Trump off and yelled at him, Youre the President. You can change it right now, and then proceeded to argue with him.

NBC News posted a video clip to Twitter, Youre the president you can change it right now, @kwelkernbc tells President Trump while questioning him on his administrations policy to separate children from their parents at the border.

NBC is incorrect in their tweet, Welker didnt ask Trump one question on family separation; she argued and argued and argued with President Trump.

04:02

Atlanta Fed Raises Estimate of Second Quarter GDP Growth to 4.8% "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

More good news
The Atlanta Fed raised their estimate of second quarter GDP growth to 4.8%.

The growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) is a key indicator of economic activity, but the official estimate is released with a delay. Our GDPNow forecasting model provides a nowcast of the official estimate prior to its release by estimating GDP growth using a methodology similar to the one used by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

GDPNow is not an official forecast of the Atlanta Fed. Rather, it is best viewed as a running estimate of real GDP growth based on available data for the current measured quarter. There are no subjective adjustments made to GDPNowthe estimate is based solely on the mathematical results of the model.

Recent forecasts for the GDPNow model are available here. More extensive numerical detailsincluding underlying source data, forecasts, and model parametersare available as a separate spreadsheet.

Latest forecast: 4.8 percent June 14, 2018

The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the second quarter of 2018 is 4.8 percent on June 14, up from 4.6 percent on June 8. After this mornings retail sales release from the U.S. Census Bureau, the nowcast of second-quarter real personal consumption expenditures growth increased from 3.4 percent to 3.6 percent.

The post Atlanta Fed Raises Estimate of Second Quarter GDP Growth to 4.8% appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:57

WikiLeaks Moves in With Kill Shot After Crooked Hillary Trolls Comey "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Crooked Hillary Clinton trolled Comey from her Twitter account Thursday afternoon after the IG report revealed Comey used a Gmail account to conduct FBI business.

Hillary tweeted: But my emails.

WikiLeaks utterly destroyed Crooked Hillary Clinton Friday.

In a grotesque display of unabated hubris, Hillary Clinton tweeted, But my emails.

WikiLeaks moved in with a kill shot early Friday morning.

Theyre hereat least the half you didnt manage to destroy, tweeted WikiLeaks with a link to an archive of Hillarys emails from her private server when she was Secretary of State.

WikiLeaks did a lot of damage to Hillary Clintons campagin after they disseminated the DNC emails and Podesta emails during the 2016 election.

The other half of Hillarys emails from her private server where she innocently discussed Chelseas wedding and Yoga were destroyed with BleachBit.

Congressman DeSantis reminded Hillary of that on Thursday in an epic smackdown.

The post WikiLeaks Moves in With Kill Shot After Crooked Hillary Trolls Comey appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:44

Paul Manafort Court Ordered Detention Until Trial "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Regardless of what anyone might think about Paul Manafort individually, the fact that a federal judge is willing to put a white-collar defendant behind bars until trial  is absurd.  Paul Manafort has been charged with tax avoidance and financial crimes Continue reading

03:23

Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses the Trade Reset "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses President Trumps tariffs against China and the significance of Americas trade deficit.

03:00

Yes, IG Report Did Find Insubordination And Bias At FBI "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Well stop Trump from becoming President, says the guy who opened the Russia investigation, a little over a week after he opened it. Via WSJ: Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitzs 500-page report covers plenty, but it can be distilled to two words he uses to describe the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the 2016 []

02:59

James Clapper Now Claims US Intel Identified a Suspect Who Transferred DNC Emails to WikiLeaks "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Former Intel Chief and criminal leaker, James Clapper now claims US Intel officials last year identified a suspect who transferred the stolen DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

The DNC emails were hacked two years ago and Clapper left his post in January of 2017 and this is the first time he publicly claimed US intel identified a suspected.

In an interview with Trump-hating Yahoo! reporter, Michael Isikoff, former Intel Chief James Clapper claimed U.S. intelligence officials last year identified a suspect who served as the cut-out for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of Democratic National Committee emails and documents to WikiLeaks,

In an interview with Yahoo News podcast Skullduggery, Clapper said Intel officials were pretty confident they identified a middleman for the hacked DNC and Podesta emails. Clapper gave zero details about the suspect.

We had a suspect. I dont know whether the suspicions we had at the time were conveyed [to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller] or whether they were validated. U.S. intelligence officials were pretty confident at the time but not sufficient enough to publicize it, he said.

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange stated many times publicly the Russian government did not give him the hacked DNC emails.

Clapper says a cut-out or third party individual was used purposefully so Julian Assange could plausibly deny the Russians were the ones who handed him the hacked DNC emails.

In April, Russia used a third party cut-out to send more than 19,000 DNC emails and more than 8,000 documents to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, attempting to cover its tracks and to give WikiLeaks some degree of deniability in knowing the source of the leaks.

James Clapper then went full conspiracy theory nut job and implied the Trump campaign and the Russians were one big echo chamber.

Clapper claimed Trump slamming Hillary for her health problems and scandals came from the Russians. Unbelievable.

There is striking I found, we found, parallelism between what the [Trump] campaign was doing and...

02:39

Prosecutor Who Petitioned to Put Paul Manafort in Prison Attended Hillary Clintons Election Night Party "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

On Friday the Obama-appointed Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson tossed former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort in jail.

Judge Jackson has a horrible far left record on the bench. In 2013 Judge Jackson rejected arguments from the Catholic Church that Obamacares requirements that employers provide cost free coverage to contraceptive services is contrary to their religious beliefs and violated their religious and free speech freedoms. This was overturned by the Supreme Court.

In 2017 Judge Jackson dismissed the wrongful death suit against Hillary Clinton filed by two of the families who lost loved ones in Benghazi. The families argued that Clinton had done little to help their sons and then lied to cover it up.

And now this

The Mueller prosecutor who petitioned Judge Jackson to throw Manafort in jail attended Hillary Clintons election night party.

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

Special counsel Robert Muellers right-hand man, Andrew Weissmann, was accused of using corrupt legal practices, and withholding evidence in a previous case involving the Colombo crime family, reported Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter.

The post Prosecutor Who Petitioned to Put Paul Manafort in Prison Attended Hillary Clintons Election Night Party appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:19

Watch: MSNBC Analysts Claim Trump Admin Is Operating Concentration Camps "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

MSNBC analysts claim that the Trump administration is currently operating concentration camps. pic.twitter.com/FziiJpO00q Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 15, 2018 So the representative of the admin that actually kept kids in cages pushes this fiction. The Republican agrees. And the journalist who should no better because her own network disproved the lie, goes along []

02:13

Seems Rational=> MSNBC: Law Enforcement Officers Are Nazis and Trump Is Running Concentration Camps (VIDEO) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This is the modern day left Completely unhinged.

Friday morning on MSNBCs Morning Joe Show host Joe Scarborough on Friday compared US law enforcement officers to Nazis.

The Morning Joe host compared US law enforcement officials to Nazis marching children to the showers.

Joe Scarborough: I know children are being marched away to showers. I know theyre being marched away to showers, being told they are just like the Nazis.

Via Morning Joe:

Later in the day on Friday MSNBC hosts accused the Trump Campaign of running concentration camps.

This is the modern day left.
Absolutely unhinged.

The post Seems Rational=> MSNBC: Law Enforcement Officers Are Nazis and Trump Is Running Concentration Camps (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:46

Separation Of Immigrant Families Was Part Of Deportation Under ObamaNow Trump Is Expanding The Practice "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

There is no denying President Donald Trumps immigration policy is far more menacing in presentation than his predecessor, President Barack Obama. But how much is this a difference in style versus a difference in substance?

The material outcomes of Obama and Trumps deportation approaches, and the reaction among Democrats to both, tell us a lot about the circumstances in which incontrovertible violence is deemed acceptable in America.

For Trump, immigration is part of the culture war, and he does not hide the ways in which his policy decisions are motivated by animus toward immigrants. Trump has demonized immigrants for years, and since taking office, he has publicly emphasized family separation as part of his deportation policy. He is expanding detention infrastructure specifically for children with plans for a tent city-style facility in Texas. The administration has pledged to pursue deportation against 100% of undocumented people.

But Trump is adding to a foundation developed by Obama, who aggressively detained and deported undocumented immigrants for nearly his entire presidency. He did so while acting as though he was little more than a manager of the systema helpless custodian of the law.

These differences in approach have muddied the debate about how the United States government separated families and incarcerated children in recent history. Unless we fully acknowledge the harm and injustice of this systematic violence without making convenient excuses for the past, progress may be difficult if not impossible.

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There seems to be confusion. To be clear, family separation and child detention are a basic feature of American deportation proceedings. They occur on a routine and systematic basis, even if the government in charge isnt pounding its chest about it.

In fact, immigrant communities were outspoken on this reality for many, many years.

Family separation was a frontline issue for immigration activists for the last decade or more. They warned of a generation of orphans scarred by the loss of their parents. They cautioned that Obama expanded deportation forces o...

01:41

Scouting vs. Public Education "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Tyler Cowen makes a very concise statement of a view I have argued for here before:

I would do everything possible to move away from having all of the children belong to the exact same age group. The Boy Scouts are a better model here than the 7th grade.

01:41

US Senate Candidate Howard Shermans Company Ordered To Pay $4.1 Million In Damages; Sued By Targus For Misrepresentation Of Financial Condition Of His Company When Sold To Them "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

US Senate Candidate Howard Sherman sounds like a Trump-light on his web site. However, the more one reads, including the case below, the more he looks Trump-like. While there is more than one Howard Sherman, this is definitely the one running in the Democratic primary to become the Democratic candidate for US Senate, because his wife, Sela Ward, is mentioned in an article about Sherman and Roundhouse.

$4.1 million in damages were awarded to Targus and this was upheld upon appeal. [1]

the judge ordered payment of compensatory damages from the Sherman group to Targus in the amount of $4,140,770, with substantial prejudgment interest, and specific performance of certain indemnification and release terms (Targus Group International vs. Howard Sherman et al.)

This sounds like fraud:
In 2000 Targus purchased one hundred percent of the stock of Roundhouse in exchange for $79 million in cash and Targus stock. During the next two years, Targus concluded that the Sherman group had not accurately represented Roundhouses financial condition and resulting stock purchase value, and called upon the group to pay damages for breach of warrantied representations underlying the purchase price. (Targus Group International vs. Howard Sherman et al.)

Contrary to what the case says, Howard Sherman didnt even found Roundhouse. Rather, he joined Roundhouse in 1993, which at the time was basically a 3-year-old design studio run by a couple of struggling young graphic artists. [2] He was one of many recent MBAs in that period. In the 1980s it seemed as though almost everyone was doing MBAs. We dont know what happened to the graphic artists, or if they are his co-defendants in this case.

In Shermans statement in response to the petition to disqualify him, as a US Senate candidate for the Democratic party (when hes been a Republican and he and his wife donated to his potential Republican opponent Wicker less than a year ago), says We have secured millions of dollars for foster kids, without mentioning that this was millions from the state of Mississippi. https://twitter.com/i/web/status/987019946218655746. Part of this Mississippi money seems to be matched with money from the federal government, i.e. from taxpayers from other states. In a recent article he comes close to admitting that it was the issue of government funding for his Hope Village childrens home that brought him into the US Senate race. [3]

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01:40

Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

From VOA:
Judge Jails Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Manafort
Last Updated: June 15, 2018 2:04 PM, by Masood Farivar
WASHINGTON  
A federal judge on Friday sent President Donald Trumps former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to prison for tampering with witnesses while out on bail.

Manafort was free on $10 million unsecured bail since he was first indicted last October by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

He is one of 20 people charged by special counsel Robert Mueller and the first former Trump associate to go to prison in connection with the investigation.

In a tweet Friday afternoon, President Trump said: Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns. Didnt know Manafort was the head of the Mob. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very unfair!

Manafort appeared in court to plead not guilty to new charges of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice in connection with his efforts to influence the testimony of two potential witnesses in his case.

Federal district judge Amy Berman Jackson, citing the new charges, granted a motion filed last week by Mueller, to revoke his bail and send him to prison while he awaits trial in September.

Manafort was escorted out of the court room by deputies as he waved to his wife.The latest indictment against him, issued by a grand jury last week, accused Manafort, 69, and a business associate, Konstantin Kilimnik, 48, of repeatedly contacting two unidentified people in an effort to sway their testimony. The contacts took place between February and April of this year.

According to prosecutors, the two potential witnesses worked with Manafort in enlisting a group of former European officials to lobby both European officials and members of Congress on Ukraines behalf.

Defense lawyers, saying Manafort was unaware the two people were cooperating with the special counsel, painted the contacts as innocuous. They asked that prosecutors provide a list of people Manafort should not be contacting while on bail.

A clear no-contact role will solve the problem, one of Manaforts lawyers said. He can be put in a position where conditions can be met.

But prosecutors argued that given Manaforts track record of flouting his bail conditions, no new terms would ensure compliance.

Were in a very different situation, said Andrew Weissmann, one of Mu...

01:40

23 Democratic Members Of Congress Call On Trump To Restore Protections For Whistleblowers Which He Removed With Executive Orders "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Cummings, Pelosi, Hoyer, and Other Senior Democrats Call on President Trump to Rescind Executive Orders that Strip Key Protections for Whistleblowers
Jun 14, 2018 Press Release
Cummings, Pelosi, Hoyer, and Other Senior Democrats
Call on President Trump to Rescind Executive Orders that
Strip Key Protections for Whistleblowers
Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2018)Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and 22 other senior Democrats sent a letter calling on President Donald Trump to immediately rescind three Executive Orders targeting federal whistleblowers.
 
Your Executive Orders are the most direct and systematic attack on whistleblower protections in a generation, the Members wrote.  They strip federal employees of procedures that were put in place to protect them against retaliation by their superiorswho are often political appointeesand they deny whistleblowers the representation of union members when they are punished for speaking the truth.  Your Executive Orders also degrade existing protections against undue partisanship in the federal workforce, allowing political appointees to terminate employees arbitrarily and without the check of meaningful collective bargaining.
 
The Members who joined the letter are top House Democrats:  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Joe Crowley (D-NY), Linda Snchez (D-CA), Ral M. Grijalva (D-AZ), Bobby Scott (D-VA), Robert Brady (D-PA), Adam Smith (D-WA), John A. Yarmuth (D-KY), Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Nydia Velzquez (D-NY), Richard Neal (D-MA), Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Timothy Walz (D-MN), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), James McGovern (D-MA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), and Adam Schiff (D-CA).
 
More than twenty years ago, Congress enacted protections for whistleblowers who report waste, fraud, and abuse.  Before that, whistleblowers risked discipline, transfer, and termination in retaliation for their acts of patriotism.  Collective bargaining and union representation provide the first line of defense to federal whistleblowers, along with established procedures to protect the non-partisan professionals who make up the U.S. civil service.
 
Your Executive Orders risk turning the federal workplace into a reality show environment in which they can be fired for raising concerns with potentially illegal orders, unsafe work conditions, sexual harassment, or waste, fraud, and abuse, the Members wrote.  Your new Executive Orders will mark the end to meaningful contract bargaining in the federal government.  They will incentivize agency managers and political appointees to impose their will and flout the legal requirement to negotiate...

01:40

Update On Materials Seized From Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen In April 9th Raid "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Update On Materials Seized From Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen In April 9th Raid, Filed June 15 2018

The materials seized include 315 megabytes of data from the first of two Blackberries; 16 pages of reconstructed shredded documents; 731 pages of messages, including call logs, from encrypted messaging apps.


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01:37

THERE'LL BE A LOT OF DO-OVERS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt:



Nahhh.

Let's assume the best-case scenario: President Trump is called to account for his crimes and/or his incompetence and leaves office in disgrace. Every enabler except a few who were directly entangled with Trump will get do-overs. They'll still be invited on Sunday talk shows. They'll be offered cushy jobs at universities and lobbying firms. They'll be welcome to run for office again or serve in future Cabinets. Their cocktail-party invitations won't trail off. The world of insider politics will just turn the page, just the way the page was turned after George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, and even, only a few years later, after Richard Nixon. We'll never be rid of these bastards. That's the way it works.

01:31

IG Report: FBI Lawyer #1 Tashina Gauhar and The Huma/Weiner Laptop Issues "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

One of the information issues with the IG report is that its written entirely from an insiders perspective.  Therefore without an understanding of how divisions within Main Justice related to the discussed activity within FBI main DC offices it can Continue reading

01:30

FBI Director Wray On IG Report: Were Going to Hold Employees Accountable "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

FBI does a Starbucks, well just train our way out of what we did. Via Free Beacon: FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that the bureau has begun taking steps to address the errors of judgment identified in the inspector generals new report. The report details a range of failures on the part of the []

01:03

Neighbor Who Attacked Rand Paul Sentenced to 30 Days in Prison "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Ridiculous. He should have gotten more. Should have been a first degree assault. Via Free Beacon: The man who pleaded guilty to assaulting Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) in his front yard has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. In one of last years strangest sagas, Pauls neighbor Rene Boucher tackled the senator from []

00:30

The Latest Example Of Liberal Tolerance: Blacklisting The Childrens Book President Donald Trump "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Non-political kids book, not acceptable to them. Via Daily Wire: Joanne Mattern, a Scholastic childrens book author, wrote a childrens book on President Trump aimed at first and second graders between the ages of six and seven. Predictably, liberal parents, authors and teachers called it dangerous and said that Trump should be described as a []

00:00

Trey Gowdy Hammers FBI Directors Response To IG report: Im Sorry, Youre Wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Examiner: Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., criticized Christopher Wrays response to the inspector general report on the FBIs handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, released Thursday. Gowdy said on Fox News Thursday evening that Wrays assertion that the report will not have lasting consequences for the bureau is flat-out wrong. Chris Wray, Im []

Friday, 15 June

23:55

Rep. Steve Scalise Joins President Trump in Opposition to Paul Ryans Historic Amnesty Plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) the House Majority Whip joined with President Donald Trump in opposition to Paul Ryans historic amnesty bill.

Speaker Paul Ryans amnesty plan offers amnesty first with possible border security in the future.

Breitbart.com reported:

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise opposes House Speaker Paul Ryans amnesty plan, his office confirmed to Breitbart News on Friday. Scalise joins President Donald Trump in opposing the Ryan amnesty plan, which is scheduled at this time for a vote next Thursday in the House.

Scalise did not, in fact, whip the compromise legislation today, and he does not intend to whip any immigration bill unless it has the support of President Trump, Scalise spokeswoman Lauren Fine told Breitbart News. He will not support immigration legislation that the president opposes.

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthys office continues to decline to answer whether he will stand with President Trump or with lame duck Paul Ryans amnesty plan. But now, it is clear the House GOP leadership team is divided, as Ryan is the only member of the leadership team on record in favor of this amnesty plan the speaker put forward, all as President Trump came out in strong opposition to it on Friday morning.

Trump, on Fox and Friends, said that he certainly wouldnt sign the lame duck Ryans amnesty bill if it ever made it to his desk.

Read the rest here.

President Trump told reporters this morning he certainly wouldnt sign Paul Ryans amnesty plan.

The post Rep. Steve Scalise Joins President Trump in Opposition to Paul Ryans Historic Amnesty Plan appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:34

Really cool cat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

This black cat is the epitome of cool. Cant you just hear him say: My name is Bond. James Bond. ~Eowyn

23:30

Harvard Discriminated Against Asian Americans In Admissions, Gave Lower Personality Scores "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Even if they hadnt met with them. Because thats the one subjective element with which they can tinker. Via Daily Caller: The plaintiff in an affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard University alleged Friday that the school regularly docked Asian American applicants for their personality. Students for Fair Admissions made the assertion based on its inspection []

23:00

The Crazy Reason The FBI Didnt Search The Devices Of Hillary Clintons Inner Circle "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Via Washington Examiner: While the FBI was investigating Hillary Clintons secret server where she kept official emails out of the view of the authorities until her lawyers could scrub them, for some reason, agents never searched the Blackberries or other email devices belonging to her inner circle at the State Department. Department of Justice Inspector []

22:20

Wisconsin Mother Accused Of Providing Support To ISIS "IndyWatch Feed Politics.us"

Radicalized by Facebook. CUDAHY, WI (WITI/CNN) Authorities said a Wisconsin mother provided support to terrorist organization ISIS from her quiet suburban home. Shes accused of suggesting potential targets for bombing attacks and sharing information on biological weapons. On Wednesday, authorities arrested 45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais, a mother who was originally born in Israel and []

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