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White House Threatens To Veto House Bill Over Lack Of Critical Border Funding

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UPDATED 11:05 AM PT — Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Trump administration is threatening to veto the House border funding bill. In a statement released Monday, the Office of Management and Budget criticized the Democrats’ $4.5 billion plan for not setting aside enough money for critical border programs. It goes on to call it a “partisan bill that under funds necessary accounts, and seeks to take advantage of the current crisis by inserting policy provisions that would make our country less safe.”
The overcrowding at some facilities has reportedly left officials with bare-bones resources to care for unaccompanied migrant children and migrant families. On Monday, the Border Patrol moved hundreds of migrants kids from a detention center in Texas after attorneys reported on the conditions of the holding areas for detained migrants.
The Department of  has warned if Congress fails to agree on legislation soon then it may run out of funding.
“So think (of it) like a government shutdown, because that’s what it is — we would be out of money for caring for these kids and the HHS shelter program, “said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.  “And that’s why Congress has got to act now, we got to get the House and Senate to just pass a unified package as quickly as possible…this is not political, this isn’t about immigration policy, this is just about getting these kids cared for getting it funded and moving on.”
This comes as both the GOP-led Senate and the Democrat-House consider bills to address the border crisis.

Migrants scramble across the Rio Bravo to surrender to the American authorities, on the US – Mexico border between Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Saturday, June 15, 2019. (AP Photo/ Photo/Christian Torres)

Democrat lawmakers are struggling to address the situation at the border as they fight the urge to fund the president’s border policies. Politico reported that on Monday night the Democrats held a closed-door meeting where progressive and Hispanic lawmakers called to make changes to the bill, so that the president could not use the funds for the wall or other border projects. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar reportedly took a stand against any further funding for the border, saying “we cannot continue to throw money at a dysfunctional system.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly urged lawmakers to consider the implications if they fail at passing the bill as they fear the GOP-led Senate’s version for border aid will gain traction. Pelosi is hoping the her caucus’ border deal will be passed before this Thursday and the next week-long congressional recess.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the Senate are confident they have the upper hand with their deal. Senator Lindsey Graham is proposing a bill which would mandate migrants apply for asylum in Mexico or their home countries, hire hundreds of new immigration judges, and fix the Flores Agreement by allowing migrant children to be detained with their families up to 100-days instead of 20.

While the bill has been praised by the Trump administration, Graham and the bill’s co-sponsor — Senator Dick Durbin — said it won’t be ready for mark-up for weeks. This is well past the president’s two week deadline from last Saturday.

It’s unknown at this point which bill will get serious
consideration from President Trump.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is questioned by reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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On the roster: House Dems ready emergency border bill – Not so ‘Middle Class Joe’ – Senate Dems borrow House playbook for 2020 – Trump says rape accuser ‘not my type’- Extreme weather warning  

Roll Call: “House Democratic leaders sought to tamp down a rebellion among their party’s left flank Tuesday as they prepared for a floor vote on $4.5 billion in emergency funding for the surge of migrants at the U.S. southern border. Appropriations Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey, D-N.Y., offered a new manager’s amendment aimed at easing the concerns of Progressive Caucus and Hispanic Caucus members over the care of children who are in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. Her amendment would tack on requirements for CBP to develop standards for medical care, nutrition, hygiene and personnel training, as well as a plan to ensure access to translation services for individuals ‘encountered’ by U.S. immigration agencies. The move followed a late-night meeting Monday in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, where Democrats made clear their irritation with President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.”

Trump threatens veto – AP: “The White House is threatening to veto a $4.5 billion House bill aimed at improving the treatment of migrant families detained after crossing the U.S. southern border, saying the measure would hamstring the administration’s border security efforts and raising fresh questions about the legislation’s fate. The warning came as Hispanic and liberal Democrats press House leaders to add provisions to the legislation strengthening protections for migrant children, changes that might make the measure even less palatable to President Donald Trump. Though revisions are possible, House leaders are still hoping for approval as early as Tuesday.”

Pence takes lead on Latino outreach – AP: “Vice President Mike Pence is launching a ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition in Miami, an effort by the Trump campaign to engage Latino voters in advance of the 2020 election. The event comes a day ahead of the first Democratic presidential primary debates, also being held in Miami, and a week after President Donald Trump officially kicked off his campaign in Orlando. This signals Florida’s significance for the president’s reelection hopes. The state is home to more than 2 million registered Latino voters, and the Trump campaign believes they have an opening with them because of the president’s economic policies, which they say have contributed to low unemployment rates among Latinos, among other issues. Republicans see an opportunity particularly in South Florida, where the sizable Cuban population tends to lean conservative.”

“[The power of raising armies] gave birth to a competition between the States which created a kind of auction for men.” – Alexander HamiltonFederalist No. 22

UPI: “When times were good, the dockworkers of Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, enjoyed a surprisingly diversified diet. But new analysis of ancient animal and human remains – detailed in the journal Antiquity this week – suggests the diets of the city’s working class shifted as Rome fell into decline. Portus was established in the first century A.D. For four centuries, it served as the Romans’ gateway to the Mediterranean and a nexus of maritime trade. But archaeological analysis suggests the city had taken a defensive posture by the fifth century. Protective walls were built and warehouses, once a place to store imports from North Africa and elsewhere, were used to house the dead. … By the time the Vandals sacked Rome in 455 A.D., the diets of the port’s dockworkers looked a lot more like the diets of other peasants – more reliant on plant proteins, pottages and stews.”

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Trump job performance
Average approval
: 44.5 percent
Average disapproval: 52 percent
Net Score: -7.4 points
Change from one week ago: up 1.4 points
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WaPo: “[Joe] Biden points out on the presidential campaign trail that he was often the poorest member of the United States Senate, and for at least a decade has referred to himself as ‘Middle Class Joe.’ But since leaving office he has enjoyed an explosion of wealth, making millions of dollars largely from book deals and speaking fees that ranged to as much as $200,000 per speech, public documents show. … Since leaving the vice presidency, Biden has rented the McLean home and purchased a $2.7 million, 4,800-square-foot vacation house near the water in Rehoboth Beach, Del., to go along with his primary residence, the nearly 7,000-square-foot lakeside home he built more than two decades ago in Wilmington, Del. Biden’s accelerated income and the lifestyle it has financed have placed the former vice president in a much more rarefied world that the one he formerly occupied.”

NBC lays out debate rules – NBC News: “Politicians tend to be long-winded, but brevity will be the name of the game on the crowded stage in the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday. Candidates will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow-ups. And there will be no opening statements, though candidates will have a chance to deliver closing remarks. The two-hour debates will zip by quickly, with five segments each night separated by four commercial breaks. Ten candidates will face off each night on NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo after a total of 20 candidates met the Democratic National Committee’s threshold for participation. With so many candidates, there’s only so much time to go around. ‘It’s a little bit of exaggeration calling it a debate,’ former Vice President Joe Biden joked in Iowa earlier this month. ‘It’s like a lightning round.’”

McConnell scoffs at vote delay for Dem debates – Roll Call: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made clear Tuesday that Democrats are going to have to filibuster the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill if they do not want final votes this week. The Kentucky Republican opened the Senate with criticism of Monday afternoon’s statement by Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., that defense policy bill votes, including consideration of a key amendment regarding limitations on the use of funds for war with Iran, should be delayed until after this week’s Democratic presidential debates. ‘Postpone legislation on our national defense to accommodate the presidential race? In the middle of this ongoing crisis overseas? Come on. Come on,’ McConnell said. McConnell described his own reaction to Schumer’s request as ‘incredulous.’”

Moulton makes small ad buy during debates – WashTimes: “Rep. Seth Moulton won’t be on the presidential debate stage in Miami, but his campaign released new television ads on Tuesday, to air in early states this week, in which the Massachusetts Democrat says it’s time for a ‘new generation’ of leadership. In a 30-second TV spot, Mr. Moulton touts himself as ‘progressive’ and ‘practical,’ noting that he served four combat tours in Iraq and that he has spoken out against the war. … Versions of the TV ad are scheduled to air in Iowa and New Hampshire on Wednesday, and in South Carolina and Nevada on Thursday.”

Fox News: “President Trump has renewed his attacks on Joe Biden, this time questioning why former President Barack Obama hasn’t endorsed his former vice president. In a new interview, Trump wondered if there was a ‘big secret’ as to why Obama has not backed Biden. ‘How he doesn’t get President Obama to endorse him, there has to be some reason why he’s not endorsing him,’ Trump told The Hill. ‘He was the vice president. They seemed to have gotten along. President Obama not endorsing him is rather… a big secret.’ After the ponderance, the president accused Biden of lying when he previously stated he asked Obama not to endorse him. ‘Then he goes and lies and says, ‘I asked the president not to endorse me’… give me a break,’ Trump told The Hill.”

Booker open to meeting with notorious bigot Farrakhan – Fox News: “Sen. Cory Booker over the weekend expressed a willingness to meet with well-known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, raising eyebrows given his criticism just days earlier of 2020 presidential rival Joe Biden’s remarks about being able to work with segregationists. The New Jersey Democrat said many found Biden’s remarks ‘hurtful.’ But at a campaign event in Nevada on Saturday, Booker was asked whether he would meet with Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan. Booker appeared to downplay the possibility but did not rule it out, while making clear he is ‘familiar’ with Farrakhan’s beliefs. ‘I don’t feel the need to do that, but I’m not one of these people that says I wouldn’t sit down with anybody to hear what they have to say,’ Booker said about a potential meeting with Farrakhan. He then discussed his own awareness of Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam from when he was mayor of Newark, N.J…”

Poll shows one-third of Americans say abortion top 2020 factor – Monmouth University: “One-in-three Americans rank abortion as a top issue in deciding how they will vote in the 2020 election. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to feel this way according to the latest Monmouth University Poll. Many Americans say that Republican politicians are spending too much time on the issue of abortion, at both the national and state level, especially when compared to Democratic officeholders. Most Americans support access to abortion, including 32% who say it should always be legal and 31% who say it should be legal with some limitations. Another 24% say abortion should be illegal except for cases of rape or incest or to save the mother’s life and 10% say abortion should be illegal in all cases. … One-third of American voters say that abortion will be a top factor in their vote for president next year, including 2% who say it is the most important issue and 32% who say it is very important to them.”

Politico: “Senate Democrats want you to forget about Stacey AbramsSteve Bullock and Beto O’Rourke. Instead, they’re hoping voters can get pumped about Theresa GreenfieldCal Cunningham and Sara Gideon. After their highest-profile recruits passed on Senate campaigns, Democrats are relying on a collection of relatively unknown and untested candidates to retake the Senate in 2020 — a challenging task given a map tilted toward Republican territory. But what the recruits lack in name ID, party leaders say, they compensate for with their profiles: Several are women and military veterans, boasting the type of résumés that Democrats rode to the House majority last year. ‘These are sort of on the 2018 House model,’ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said… Democrats need to net three Senate seats to win control of the chamber — four if they fail to win back the White House. But they’re competing in only two states that President Donald Trump lost in 2016…”

Schumer is recruiting for Iowa – Time: “At a time when Democrats are largely focused on the presidential primary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to clear the way for a woman challenging Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. A source familiar with the situation told TIME that Schumer flew J.D. Scholten, the Democrat who gained a national profile when he came close to beating Iowa Rep. Steve King, to Washington in March to discuss his plans and later attempted to dissuade him from jumping into the race in a phone call. Few Democrats in the state have the statewide recognition to pull off a competitive bid for the Republican’s seat, but currently Theresa Greenfield, the president of a Des Moines real estate business, is the frontrunner for the nomination. She is backed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.”

Dems get a top-drawer recruit for Maine Senate – NYT: “Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, said on Monday that she would challenge Senator Susan Collins, making her the most formidable opponent yet for a United States Senate seat that Democrats have identified as a target in the 2020 election. Ms. Gideon, a Democrat, said that her decision was spurred partly by the vote that Ms. Collins, a Republican expected to seek her fifth term, cast in support for Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. … Ms. Gideon, 47, of Freeport, had sponsored legislation in Maine – signed into law this year – to expand abortion access by permitting health care professionals who are not physicians to perform the procedure. She was also behind an effort to expand benefits to families in poverty.”

Shaheen draws a crowd of would-be challengers – WMUR: “WMUR first reported Friday that retired Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc of Stratham will announce his bid to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on Monday at VFW Post 1631 in Concord. WMUR also reported first that former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien of Nashua will announce his candidacy for the Senate seat on July 23. And a third Republican, attorney Bryant ‘Corky’ Messner of Wolfeboro, continues to seriously consider running for the seat, with an announcement anticipated in the coming weeks. Bolduc’s announcement, and the expected candidacies of O’Brien and Messner, have been anticipated since Gov. Chris Sununu announced in mid-May that he will seek a third term as governor and will not challenge Shaheen next year.”

Bernie allies announce House Dem primary targets – HuffPo: “Roots Action, a left-wing group led largely by supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), drafted a report on 15 House members it considers ripe targets for progressive primary challenges, arming the Democratic Party’s populist wing with a new organizing tool as it seeks to unseat a growing number of incumbents. … The incumbent House members its identifies are: Cheri Bustos of Illinois, who chairs House Democrats’ campaign arm; Jim Cooper of Tennessee; Jim Costa of California; Henry Cuellar of Texas; Eliot Engel of New York; Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey; Jim Himes of Connecticut; Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland; Derek Kilmer of Washington; Dan Lipinski of Illinois; Gregory Meeks of New York; Brad Schneider of Illinois; Kurt Schrader of Oregon; David Scott of Georgia; and Juan Vargas of California.”

ABC News: “President Donald Trump fired back at a woman who accused him of sexual assault saying ‘she’s not my type’ and insisting the incident ‘never happened.’ The accusation is the latest in a string of allegations against the president dating back decades, all of which he has denied. In response, E. Jean Carroll, who made the latest accusation, could only laugh. The writer, who said Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s, told Anderson Cooper in an interview Monday night: ‘I love that. I am so glad I’m not his type. I’m so glad.’ Earlier in the day, the president, who also said Carroll was ‘totally lying’ that he sexually assaulted her, told The Hill during an interview in the Oval Office: ‘I’ll say it with great respect: No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?’ Carroll had repeated the accusation a few hours earlier during a TV interview.”

Stephanie Grisham gets nod as press secretary, comms director – NYT: “Stephanie GrishamMelania Trump’s loyal and sometimes combative communications director, will replace Sarah Huckabee Sanders as White House press secretary, the first lady announced on Tuesday. She will also take on the added role of communications director, a job that has been vacant since the departure of Bill Shine in March. …  On the day Ms. Sanders’s announced her resignation, it had been 94 days since she held a briefing with the press, and some officials have argued it would be a powerful tool that would help elevate Mr. Trump above his Democratic opponent in the 2020 race. Ms. Grisham, who has earned the president’s trust, is expected to institute real changes to an office that has been in flux for two-and-a-half years. In the White House, she has emerged as a ferocious defender of Mrs. Trump, writing op-eds criticizing the news media for the way it covers her.”

Steve Dunlevy
, R.I.P. – NY Post

DOJ tries to save dubious deal for sex offender made by now-Trump cabinet official – AP

West Wing rivals talk down Mulvaney – Politico

Pergram: ‘Capitol Hill spending talks haunted by uncertainty’ – Fox News

“It just gets worse, if it’s possible; the intensity and volume level, the bombardment level just keeps going up.” – Lobbyist Larry O’Brien talking to Roll Call about the enormous number of congressional fundraising events in Washington this week, 118 by one count. 

House Approves $383 Billion Dollar spending package

House approves $383 billion spending package

Customs and Border Protection chief to step down


Acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner John Sanders will step down next week as the federal government’s primary border enforcement official.
Sanders is slated to leave the agency on July 5, a CBP official told The Hill on Tuesday.
A federal official told The New York Times earlier on Tuesday that it was not clear whether Sanders’s resignation is connected to criticism of the agency’s handling of the influx of migrants at the southern border.
President Trump said he did not know Sanders personally when asked if he had called for the resignation.
“I didn’t speak to him. I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to him actually,” Trump told reporters. “No, we have some very good people running it. And, you know, I don’t know anything about it. I hear he’s a very good man, I hear he’s a good person. I don’t know him. I don’t think I ever spoke to him.”
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
CNN obtained a copy of Sanders’s message sent to employees confirming his departure.
“Although I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful, I can unequivocally say that helping support the amazing men and women of CBP has been the most fulfilling and satisfying opportunity of my career,” Sanders wrote, according to the outlet.
Sanders has led the agency since Trump named Kevin McAleenan, who previously held the role, to replace Kirstjen Nielsen as Homeland Security secretary.
—Updated at 2:53 p.m.


Shock Admission: Feds Drew Conclusions on DNC Hack Without Ever Obtaining Un-Redacted Docs from Security Firm
Comey, Clapper, Brennan

NEW YORK – The Obama-era intelligence community relied on three redacted reports marked as drafts from the private firm CrowdStrike to reach its conclusion that Russian agents hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee, according to a U.S. government filing.

The U.S. government further admitted that it does not possess the un-redacted CrowdStrike reports about what allegedly happened to the DNC servers and that it relied upon DNC lawyers to generally characterize what was in the redacted sections.  These stunning admissions were contained in a U.S. government court response to a motion filed by attorneys for former Trump confidante Roger Stone, seeking to compel the government to release un-redacted CrowdStrike reports about the alleged hacks — reports the government says it doesn’t possess.
The Justice Department did not return a Breitbart News request from yesterday seeking comment on whether the FBI or any U.S. government agency has ever seen the full, un-redacted CrowdStrike reports on the DNC servers.  The DNC famously refused to allow the FBI to access its server to verify the allegation that Russia carried out a hack during the 2016 presidential campaign. Instead, the DNC reached an arrangement with the FBI in which a third party company, CrowdStrike, conducted forensics on the server and shared details with the FBI.
As this reporter previously documented, CrowdStrike was financed to the tune of $100 million via a funding drive by Google Capital.
Google Capital, which now goes by the name of CapitalG, is an arm of Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet, has been a staunch and active supporter of Hillary Clinton and is a longtime donor to the Democratic Party.  It was previously reported that Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the DNC and Clinton’s campaign, helped draft CrowdStrike to aid with the DNC’s allegedly hacked server.  On behalf of the DNC and Clinton’s campaign, Perkins Coie also paid the controversial Fusion GPS firm to produce the infamous, largely-discredited anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele.
The January 6, 2017 U.S. Intelligence Community report alleging Russian interference in the presidential race says, “Russian intelligence gained access to Democratic National Committee (DNC) networks and maintained that access until at least June 2016.” The charge is not attributed, but no government agency ever assessed the DNC servers and instead the FBI relied on CrowdStrike.
Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller’s indictment of Stone specifically references CrowdStrike as providing the data on the Russian hack.
The indictment states:
  1. By in or around May 2016, the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (“DCCC”) became aware that their computer systems had been compromised by unauthorized intrusions and hired a security company (“Company 1”) to identify the extent of the intrusions.
“Company 1” clearly refers to CrowdStrike.
The charge document continues:
  1. On or about June 14, 2016, the DNC — through Company 1 — publicly announced that it had been hacked by Russian government actors.
  2. From in or around July 2016 through in or around November 2016, an organization (“Organization 1”), which had previously posted documents stolen by others from U.S. persons, entities, and the U.S. government, released tens of thousands of documents stolen from the DNC and the personal email account of the chairman of the U.S. presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton (“Clinton Campaign”).
“Organization 1” refers to WikiLeaks.
The indictment led Stone’s lawyers to seek the un-redacted CrowdStrike reports.  In its response, the U.S. government for the first time details how it received three CrowdStrike reports labeled “draft” detailing the results of the firm’s investigations into the DNC servers.
“Organization 1” refers to WikiLeaks.
“Although the reports produced to the defendant are marked ‘draft,’ counsel for the DNC and DCCC informed the government that they are the last version of the report produced,” says a footnote in the government filing.  Another footnote describes the extent of the redactions. One sixty-two page report contains redactions that appear on 12 pages. Another report is 54 pages, and has redactions on 10 pages. A third, 31-page report has five lines redacted in an executive summary section.
DNC lawyers voluntarily produced the redacted CrowdStrike reports for the FBI to assess, according to the lawsuit response.  The government relied on DNC attorneys to generally describe the themes of the redacted sections.
The document states:  At the time of the voluntary production, counsel for the DNC told the government that the redacted material concerned steps taken to remediate the attack and to harden the DNC and DCCC systems against future attack. According to counsel, no redacted information concerned the attribution of the attack to Russian actors.
The U.S. government response says it cannot provide Stone with the un-redacted CrowdStrike reports because “the government does not possess the material the defendant seeks; the material was provided to the government by counsel for the DNC with the remediation information redacted.”
In June 2016, The Washington Post reported on the Perkins Coie law firm’s involvement in bringing in CrowdStrike to investigate the DNC’s allegedly hacked server.  The Washington Post documented how Michael Sussmann, a partner with Perkins Coie who also represented the DNC, contacted CrowdStrike after the DNC suspected its server had been hacked. CrowdStrike then identified hacker groups allegedly tied to Russia.
The Post reported that Sussman called in Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike.
The Post reported:

DNC leaders were tipped to the hack in late April. Chief executive Amy Dacey got a call from her operations chief saying that their information technology team had noticed some unusual network activity. “It’s never a call any executive wants to get, but the IT team knew something was awry,” Dacey said. And they knew it was serious enough that they wanted experts to investigate.

That evening, she spoke with Michael Sussmann, a DNC lawyer who is a partner with Perkins Coie in Washington. Soon after, Sussmann, a former federal prosecutor who handled computer crime cases, called Henry, whom he has known for many years.  Within 24 hours, CrowdStrike had installed software on the DNC’s computers so that it could analyze data that could indicate who had gained access, when and how.

According to the Post, citing DNC officials, the “hackers” had “gained access to the entire database of opposition research on GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.”
In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in January 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the FBI registered “multiple requests at different levels,” to review the DNC’s hacked servers. Ultimately, the DNC and FBI came to an agreement in which a “highly respected private company” — a reference to CrowdStrike — would carry out forensics on the servers and share any information that it discovered with the FBI, Comey testified.
A senior law enforcement official stressed the importance of the FBI gaining direct access to the servers, a request that was denied by the DNC.
“The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated,” the official was quoted by the news media as saying. “This left the FBI no choice but to rely upon a third party for information. These actions caused significant delays and inhibited the FBI from addressing the intrusion earlier,” the official continued.
CrowdStrike is a California-based cybersecurity technology company co-founded by experts George Kurtz and Dmitri Alperovitch.
Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. The Council takes a hawkish approach toward Russia and has released numerous reports and briefs about Russian aggression.  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, whose agency released the intelligence assessment on Russian hacking, is on the Council’s international advisory board.
The Council is funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., the U.S. State Department and NATO ACT.
Another Council funder is the Ploughshares Fund, which in turn has received financing from billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.
Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.
Joshua Klein contributed research to this article.

Immigration Judge Debunks AOC’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Claim

Fact-Check: Former Immigration Judge Debunks AOC’s ‘Concentration Camp’ Claim

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on April 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. Seven CEOs of the country’s largest banks were called to testify a decade after the global financial crisis. (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)
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Art Arthur, a resident fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and former immigration judge, refuted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) characterization of U.S. migrant detention facilities as “concentration camps,” calling her comments “offensive” and noting that Democrats had no objection to these same facilities when the Obama administration used them. What is truly “reprehensible,” Arthur said, is the refusal of Congressional Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez to provide the humanitarian funding requested by the Trump administration to alleviate the suffering of migrant children and families.

In an interview Tuesday on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight, Arthur addressed the controversial “concentration camp” comments Ocasio-Cortez made during a Q&A livestream discussion on Instagram:

An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That’s Exactly What the U.S. Is Running at the Border

The detention system for immigrants and asylum-seekers is in a dangerous place when it comes to human rights, and conditions are deteriorating fast.  esquire.com
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez @AOC
And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.Concentration camps are considered by experts as “the mass detention of civilians without trial.”And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.
Arthur told Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour that he had direct expert knowledge to refute Ocasio-Cortez’s claim due to his years of work as an immigration judge.
“I’m actually sort of an expert on this, given the fact that I was a judge at a detained court for eight years, and I had jurisdiction over a couple of other detained courts, as well,” he explained. “I would walk down the hall. I would have lunch in the dining hall with the correctional officers. I would work out in the weight room. It didn’t look like any sort of concentration camp.”
Arthur continued, “It’s simply a place for individuals to be detained pending their removal proceedings and then only if they can’t show they’re not a flight risk or a danger to the community. These are really the furthest thing that I can think of [from] anything that would be called a concentration camp. Quite frankly, it’s an offensive statement.”


“The purpose of immigration detention is not punitive, and that’s been established in case law for over a hundred years,” explained Arthur. “The purpose of immigration detention is to ensure that individuals actually appear for their removal proceedings. They also have a dissuasive effect, because if individuals are coming to the United States in order to live and work and make money in this country, and they’re detained until the time that their claims can be heard, people with bad claims aren’t going to come.”
Arthur went on, “People who have bad asylum claims, weak asylum claims, or no asylum claims at all — and especially those with fraudulent claims — aren’t going to come, at all, and what that’s going to do is give the good claims the opportunity to be heard more quickly.”
Arthur stated, “People can be processed through the system very quickly when there is sufficient time and sufficient space to hear their cases, and that’s good for two reasons. One, they can begin their lives in the United States. Two, if they have loved ones abroad who are also in danger or who are in danger because of their relationship to that individual, they can come to the United States quickly, too. It’s only when the system is overwhelmed by the bad cases that we have a problem.”
“Detention helps make that process move a lot more quickly, and ensures that individuals actually show up for court, and if they’re ordered removed, that they are removed,” said Arthur.
Detention facilities for migrants are indispensable, noted Arthur.
“If we did not have immigration detention, there would be nothing that would stop individuals from coming to the United States and simply being released in this country, and if that happened — we had 143,000 people enter illegally last month — we’d have a million people enter illegally a month,” Arthur stated.  Arthur added, “This wasn’t even a controversial issue under the Obama administration. For some reason, if Donald Trump does it, it’s bad, it’s evil, and it has fascist overtones. That really is what this comes down to.”
Recent derision of migrant detention facilities reflect political and partisan biases against President Donald Trump, assessed Arthur.
“I often say that what many people think about immigration really is what they think about Donald Trump, and I think that Representative Ocasio-Cortez’s statements reflect this,” Arthur said. “She just doesn’t like Donald Trump. She doesn’t like anything that he does, and so she’s opposed to this.”  Arthur continued, “But it’s worse than that, because the fact is, the president sent a supplemental request to Congress — I think six weeks ago — asking for money so that we could more humanely process individuals along the border, and Congress has been sitting on that request because they don’t want to give any more money — the Democrats in the House — don’t want to give any more money, at all, for immigration enforcement at the border.”
“The people who are suffering are the families and the children, and that’s what’s so reprehensible about all of this,” he said. “This isn’t even a discussion that we should have. If this were a tsunami in Sri Lanka, we would be sending money. This is a tsunami on the border, and yet people sit around and they don’t even talk about it. They don’t do anything about it. This is the time for action. People have put themselves and put their children in the hands of criminals. Those people have suffered on the way to the United States.”
Arthur added, “You can read the bipartisan report issued by the Homeland Security Advisory Council to hear about the horrible traumas that these children have gone through on the way to the United States. The president is asking for money so that we can humanely process these people — and especially the children — and get them sorted out to sponsors or alternatively return them to their families back home. And yet nothing gets done. I can’t understand it.”
Mansour invited Arthur’s comments on House Democrats’ opposition to the sharing of information between the departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Homeland Security (DHS). The Hill reported: “The [House Democrats’] caucus has been wary of supporting anything that could, directly or indirectly, help enforce Trump’s immigration and border policies. Border funding was pulled out of a disaster aid package amid a stalemate over immigration-related provisions, including when HHS could share information with the Department of Homeland Security about potential sponsors for unaccompanied minors.”
“The reason that they don’t want to do it is purportedly because they don’t want DHS to use the information about the sponsors in order to take removal action against those individuals,” Arthur explained. “But it’s important to note the sponsors with which these children are being placed, I think 78 percent of the time, have no status.”
Arthur continued, “Many — if not most — of those sponsors are the parents who paid the smugglers, the horrible criminals, to bring their children to the United States. So in essence, you have individuals in the United States Congress who are saying that we don’t want to discourage people in the United States from paying criminals to smuggle children over a harrowing 1,000-mile journey through Mexico [in which] two-thirds of all individuals are assaulted, one-third of all women are raped [or] sexually assaulted, and they don’t want to take any action against the parents that are encouraging this kind of behavior.”

Arthur concluded, “The United States government is completing the task of the smugglers. … If you are in the United States, and you have your child brought to this country, you should be known to DHS. DHS should place you into removal proceedings. If you’re eligible for benefits, you should get those benefits, but if you’re not, you should be returned to your country. We don’t want to encourage this behavior, but regrettably, that’s exactly what the position of the Democrats in the House of Representatives is doing, right now, is encouraging people to trust their children to smugglers.”

“The idea that one agency [or] department of the United States government would have information that it just can’t give to another one, that’s when bad things happen,” warned Arthur. “That’s when kids get abused. That’s when kids get trafficked, and that should really make people angry.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I Will
Never Apologize’ for ‘Concentration Camp’



WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) speaks during a rally at Howard University May 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Sunrise Movement held an event for the final stop of the "Road to a Green New Deal" tour to "explore what the pain of the climate …
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) declared that she would never apologize for comparing detention facilities at the U.S. border with “concentration camps” in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Ocasio-Cortez made the comparison on a live Instagram video stream on Monday night: “That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps,” she said, adding that the phrase “never again” — popularly associated with the memory of the Holocaust — “means something.”
Ocasio-Cortez drew criticism all day Tuesday. But she kept doubling down and digging in, first insisting the detention camps met the definition of “concentration camps”; then trying to draw a distinction between “concentration camps” and “death camps”; then arguing that the U.S. had also used “concentration camps” when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (a Democrat) interned Japanese-Americans during the Second World War. She also spent hours retweeting supportive messages from those on the left who attempted to defend her use of the “concentration camp” analogy. And she resumed her fight Wednesday morning, arguing that the U.S. had “run concentration camps before.”
By then, even CNN had enough. John Avlon — no friend of President Donald Trump — said that Ocasio-Cortez had gone “across the line,” adding: “It’s not that hard to apologize. she should do it. It’s unacceptable.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) likewise said that she should apologize.
\Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, apparently in response, that she would never apologize:

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The Hill  @thehill
House GOP Leader: Ocasio-Cortez “needs to apologize not only to the nation but to the world” http://hill.cm/biu6vJN 
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On Wednesday morning, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to condemn Ocasio-Cortez’s statement. It was the second time in recent weeks that she has had to defend a member of her caucus accused of antisemitism: she also protected Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after repeated antisemitic remarks.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

Katie Hopkins in Jerusalem Premiering Her Movie On The Danger of Islamism

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Katie Hopkins in Jerusalem Premiering Her
Movie On The Danger of Islamism

British media personality Katie Hopkins was present in Jerusalem for the Israel premiere of her movie “Homelands”. “Homelands” documents the silent exodus of European Jews from Europe due to the growing Jew-hating violence of Islamism. It also focuses on the danger the growing Islamic community in Europe poses to European Christians. This is a must see movie.


“Super excited to be here in the heart of Jerusalem,” Hopkins said in the video. “Despite the best efforts of the very small minded Left… to shut us down – we’ve moved venues three times – still, we have prevailed. Looking forward to welcoming our audience tonight.”
The representative body of British Jewry, Board of Deputies, pressured three venues in Israel to cancel the screening until a location in Jerusalem offered to host it. Sadly, organized Jewish leadership in Britain still remains silent regarding the growing threat of Jew-hatred from Islam. Yes, there is Jew-hatred on the right, as there is Jew-hatred on the left and Jew-hatred from the growing Muslim community in Europe. But Katie Hopkins, and her co-producer, Janice Atkinson are not far-right Jew-haters or Israel haters.
Amos Schonfield, a representative of the Board of Deputies that pressured the Israeli screening locations to cancel the screenings, wrote in an article in the Haaretz newspaper that the movie is an “an openly Islamophobic “documentary”.” How the writer can say such a thing without even seeing the movie is beyond me.
No, the movie is not Islamophobic. It does a very good job of interviewing people in Europe and in Israel who share their personal experiences in Europe. Through these interviews, it also does a wonderful job of showing Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people. There is nothing Islamophobic about it. The movie is filled with factual occurrences that are mostly all known and documented.

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Hopkins was joined in Israel by Janice Atkinson who co-produced the movie with Hopkins. Atkinson is a European MEP in the EU, a member of a faction associated with Marine Le Pen-founded Europe of Nations and Freedom faction. These are associations that displease the leadership of British Jewry, leading them to try so hard to shut down the premiere screening of “Homelands” in Israel.
While it is true that there are plenty of real Jew-haters affiliated with far-right parties in Europe, that does not automatically make all people associated with those parties Jew-haters. As the enemies of the Jewish people are growing in the Western world on the left, right and in the Muslim community, we need to be careful to not paint everyone as a Jew-hater, while standing strong for everyone to denounce the true Jew-haters, on all sides.



A federal district court judge in California has issued a preliminary injunction against the Del Mar Fair Board’s attempt to ban gun shows, in a case involving the Second Amendment Foundation, other groups and individuals.

SAF is joined by the California Rifle and Pistol Association, B&L Productions, Inc., Crossroads of the West, South Bay Rod and Gun Club, Maximum Wholesale/Ammo Brothers and five private citizens. SAF is represented by veteran attorney Donald Kilmer, who has won previous lawsuits challenging gun show restrictions in the Golden State. CRPA is represented by attorney Chuck Michel, another veteran of gun law litigation. The case is supported by the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action.

Federal District Judge Cathy Bencivengo issued the preliminary injunction, prohibiting the Del Mar Fair Board from enforcing a recently-enacted moratorium on gun shows at the fairgrounds. Plaintiffs in the case consider this a huge victory over a moratorium that took effect back on Jan. 1 and the lawsuit was followed later that month.

“Of course we’re delighted with this ruling,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “At a time, and in a state, where law-abiding gun owners seem under constant attack, having a federal judge side with our complaint validates our efforts to protect constitutional and civil rights.

“Lately,” he added, “it seems like a week doesn’t go by without another court victory in our efforts to win firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time.”

The lawsuit was filed in U.S, District Court for the Southern District of California in San Diego. At the time, Gottlieb called the fairground board’s action as “an attempt to marginalize gun owners and exclude them from the public square.” He suspects this is an effort to drive gun shows from public venues altogether.

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An open letter to new Florida residents:


GOP County Chair – An open letter to new Florida residents: Please don’t break our state!

Dear New Florida Resident:

Welcome to the Sunshine State! Like those of us who already live here, you’re no doubt enjoying Florida’s beautiful weather, affordable housing, favorable tax policies (how about that no state income tax?) and all-around wonderful quality of life.

And for those of you who moved from New York, California or other places where sky-high housing costs, even higher taxes, crime and traffic are just facts of life Florida must seem like paradise.

And it is. Which is why your new neighbors have just one simple request: Please don’t break our state.

And by “please don’t break our state,” of course, we mean “please don’t keep voting for the same Democratic policies that ruined the place you just came from.”

You see, for several years now, Floridians have noticed a trend that is as disturbing as it is mystifying. Every month, thousands of new residents pour into our well-run paradise of a state and then many of our new neighbors continue to vote Democrat.

They don’t seem to comprehend that the reason places like New York, Detroit and California have become unlivable is because those states and cities have been under Democratic control for most of the past 50 years.

Taken to their logical conclusion, Democratic policies of big government spending, overly generous welfare programs and crushing tax burdens eventually destroy even the most prosperous communities.

Detroit is a perfect example: In 1960, Detroit was a shining example of American free enterprise. Its residents enjoyed the highest per capita income of any U.S. city. Then the Democrats took over. Today, Detroit is one of the poorest cities – a shambles where derelict houses and buildings line crime-ridden streets.

Or look at San Francisco. That bastion of the American left should be a liberal utopia, right? And it is – if you recognize that modern liberalism invariably leads to greater income inequality, not less, with big government exacerbating social ills like public drug use, crime and rampant homelessness.

All of which is to say, we get it. We understand why you would want to leave places that have been decimated by the Democratic Party’s liberal policies. What we don’t understand is why you would want to turn Florida into the place you just left by continuing to vote Democrat.

Because, as you are quickly learning, we have it good here. Conservative leadership has made Florida one of the best states in which to live. Republicans at all levels have fought for more freedom, smaller government, better education, less regulation and more innovative policies.

Our great new Gov. Ron DeSantis, the Cabinet and our state Legislature are continuing this trend. And now that you’ve traded your snow shovel for sunscreen, we hope you will trade your Democratic Party membership for the party that made Florida’s success possible the Republican Party.

So once again, welcome to Florida. We’re so happy you escaped from the broken place you just left. Just please don’t break this one, too.

Brandon Patty is chairman of the St. Johns County Republican Party.

Senators reach $4.5B deal on Trump’s emergency border request

Senators reach $4.5B deal on Trump’s
emergency border request

Senators reach $4.5B deal on Trump's emergency border request
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The top members of the Senate Appropriations Committee have struck a deal on President Trump‘s request for more funding tied to the U.S.-Mexico border after weeks of stalemate, two aides confirmed to The Hill.
The deal — worked out between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the top Democrat on the panel — would provide Trump more than $4.5 billion for the border funding package.
The agreement comes less than a day before the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to mark up the border package. If senators hadn’t been able to reach a deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had threatened to force a vote on a bill next week to pressure Democrats to go on the record on the Senate floor.
The Senate’s $4.5 billion package is expected to include billions in humanitarian aid for the border, including money to shore up the Department of Health and Human Services’s (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement. Senators and administration officials had warned that without more money the office would run out of funding by early next month.
Lawmakers are hoping to pass the supplemental border bill before they leave at the end of next week for the July 4th recess. But there are still hurdles, including winning over the Democrat-controlled House.
A House Dem aide said on Tuesday evening that they hadn’t yet signed on to the deal between Leahy and Shelby nor seen the details.

Friends and Family Meet and Greet with President Trump

RALLY AFTER THE RALLY!  President Trump is flying into Miami after the rally in Orlando on Tuesday, June 18th.  A “meet and greet” is being organized at the Miami Airport, 11:00 pm.  

Show President Trump Florida is with him!

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McCabe Confirms Some FBI Employees ‘Frustrated’ No Charges Brought Against Hillary Clinton

McCabe: Some FBI Employees “Frustrated” Clinton Wasn’t Charged in Email Scandal


NEW YORK — Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe lent some credibility to a previous White House claim that some FBI personnel were upset over the agency’s decision, under the leadership of disgraced ex-FBI Director James Comey, not to charge Hillary Clinton in the criminal probe of her private email server use.
The claim that some FBI rank-and-file workers lost confidence in Comey following his infamous press conference announcing that no charges would be brought has been in dispute.
Yet in largely unreported testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on December 21, 2017, McCabe confirmed that some FBI personnel were “surprised” and “frustrated” with the result of the
CThe Associated Presslinton email case as announced by Comey. A transcript of McCabe’s testimony was released three weeks ago by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga.
On July 5, 2016, at the height of the presidential campaign, Comey held a notorious press conference during which he bypassed Justice Department tradition by unilaterally declaring that “no charges are appropriate” in the case of Clinton’s private email server. It is not the role of the FBI to make such pronouncements.
In his testimony, McCabe clarified that he was “not aware” of sentiments expressing disappointment or surprise from within the small unit that specifically investigated Clinton’s email case. But he stated several times that there was negative sentiment about Comey’s decision within the larger FBI.
“I am not aware of those sentiments within the team,” MCcCabe said. “But I am aware that the outcome of the case was surprising, and maybe frustrating to many people, including some of the people who work for the FBI.”  Asked what those FBI employees were surprised about, McCabe replied, “I think, like many people around the country, they were surprised by the result in the case and the fact that we were not recommending pursuing charges.”
“When I say surprise,” he added, “I’m talking about people who heard the Director’s statement on July 5 and were frustrated with that result, not people who were engaged in the investigation or the prosecutors across the street at the Department of Justice.”  McCabe was asked to respond to a November 2016 statement from Trump confidante Rudy Giuliani that he had heard from other former FBI agents “there’s a revolution going on” inside the agency over the decision not to charge Clinton.
“I am not aware of a revolution,” McCabe replied before going on to once again concede that some FBI agents were indeed surprised and possibly frustrated.
“As I said, there was certainly FBI personnel who were surprised and maybe frustrated by that result,” McCabe continued.  “Director Comey spent a lot of time, in the months following his announcement, you know, in visits to field offices and interactions with retired agents’ groups, and things like that, answering a lot of questions about why we had done what we had done.”  The White House official who took the most flack for saying that FBI agents were upset over the case was undoubtedly White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who made a statement to that effect to reporters on May 10, 2017.
“Most importantly, the rank-and-file of the FBI had lost confidence in Comey,” she said, discussing Comey’s loss of credibility. “We’ve heard from countless members of the FBI that say very different things.”  According to the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, Sanders walked back some of those statements.  Reads the report: “Sanders told this Office that her reference to hearing from ‘countless members of the FBI’ was a ‘slip of the tongue.’”
“She also recalled that her statement in a separate press interview that rank-and-file FBI agents had lost confidence in Comey was a comment she made ‘in the heat of the moment’ that was not founded on anything,” the report continued.  After the release of Mueller’s report, Sanders went on Fox News where she maintained that the claim about disgruntled FBI agents over the Clinton email case was “not untrue.”
“I acknowledge that I had a slip of the tongue when I used the word ‘countless,’ but it’s not untrue,” she said, explaining that she meant to convey that “a number of both current and former FBI agents agreed with the president. James Comey was a disgraced leaker who tried to politicize and undermine the very agency he was supposed to run.”
In the wake of the Mueller report’s release, CNN political analyst April Ryan went so far as to call for Sanders to be fired over her statements about FBI agents.
“Not only does she not have any credibility left, she lied,” Ryan claimed. “She outright lied and the people, the American people, can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mouthpiece, spokesperson, from the people’s house.”  “Therefore, she should be let go; she should be fired; end of story,” Ryan stated. “When there is a lack of credibility there, you have to start … lopping the heads off. It’s ‘Fire me Thursday’ or ‘Fire me, Good Friday.’ She needs to go.”
In October 2016, the Daily Caller reported that some FBI agents were frustrated with Comey’s leadership following the Clinton email probe conclusion.
“This is a textbook case where a grand jury should have convened but was not. That is appalling,” one FBI special agent who has worked public corruption and criminal cases was quoted as saying in a transcript obtained by the Daily Caller. “We talk about it in the office and don’t know how Comey can keep going.”
Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

Joshua Klein contributed research to this article.

Interesting commentary on the rise of the economy under President Trump

Floyd Stern:

From a friend of a friend…

They struggle so hard to ignore the success of the Trump economic policies that they simply trip over their own words
In the Wed Biz section they did a story headlined; “JOB BUMP IN RED COUNTIES: IS IT TRUMP or JUST A BLIP”..
First keep in mind that these are mostly jobs that Democrats in the 2016 election claimed “were simply gone forever” basically saying to the American people; get used to “not working” accept your unemployment check and keep quite.
But listen to some of the numbers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment grew strongly in the 1256 counties that voted strongly for Trump.  Even though this seemed like it might be a “blip” in the first year it has continued into the second year.
The major recipients seem to be in “manufacturing” EXACTLY where Obama said; “what is Trump going to do, wave a magic wand?”.
Well, I guess Trump did have that magic wand and it appears to be mostly a direct result of eliminating federal rules that has stifled manufacturing sectors remember?  According to the economic pundits like Paul Krugman “we are in for the biggest economic crash of the last 100 years with Trump as president.”

BTW, that quote was the day after Trump won the election and he is the NY Times leading Nobel Prize winning economist who writes op-eds for the same paper.  The “net” result of the article is; People who voted for Trump are getting what they voted for JOBS, and for some strange reason the NY Times finds that to be unusual! WOW!  A politician who actually delivered on his promises!!!  What a novelty!
Now comes another piece in the Friday NY Times about basically the same subject  “Headline is: “MANUFACTURING HAS PICKED UP DURING THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY, but not in the industrial Mid-West”.

To quote inside the article “A combination of tax cuts and deregulation pushed by the Trump administration appears to have fueled a widespread increase in the pace of job creation in manufacturing in many more counties in Mr Trump’s first 2 years than in the first 6 years of the Obama administration.” Read that again; more jobs in 2 years than in 6,.and in manufacturing, etc that “were gone forever.(that magic wand again)

The NY TIMES is trying very hard to find an excuse or reason to explain that this is all an accident or it is a mirage?  It is simply not what is really happening.  You know 3.6% unemployment is not really spread around, more people working than ever before, more people in the “BLACK & HISPANIC COMMUNITIES’ are working than ever before.

Those are just mirages to the NY Times and they headline articles to try and prove their premise that the Donald Trump Economy is not really happening!  The problem they keep running into is, THE NY TIMES cannot handle the truth of the facts about the Trump Economy because if they did admit that the Trump administration does indeed have the right formula, and more people are working than ever before, making bigger “real  wage gains” than in 20 yrs, why should you vote for a Democrat, any Democrat?

My, my what a dilemma for the NY Times, they HATE Trump, and everything about Trump,  they simply cannot accept that the economy is doing exactly what the Paul Krugman’s of the world said would never, ever happen.

And that leaves very little room for a democrat to win in 2020.
If only the media would accept the truth, then 99% of the coverage of Trump might be a bit more even handed.  But alas, that is simply much too much for the media to accept,  if they did they might just discover that the reason Trump Voters put up with his bombastic rhetoric and at times disgusting behavior is, Donald Trump has delivered exactly what he promised.
So his voters simply don’t care that Trump is what Trump is, they have jobs, and under democrats they got government checks. Most people like jobs much better, that is why Bernie will lose, and so will every democrat who promises freebies.

The people know that there are NO FREEBIES, there is NO FREE LUNCH!  BTW for those who still say;  I would still take Hillary any day”, remember exactly what she did with her magic wand, she tried to make 30,000 emails disappear; Her “wand” didn’t work!







Justice releases legal opinion backing Treasury’s refusal to release Trump tax returns

The opinion comes after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last month rejected a subpoena from House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) demanding Trump’s personal and business tax returns from 2013 through 2018.  When Mnuchin rejected Neal’s request, he said he did so upon the advice of DOJ, and that the Justice Department would publish a legal opinion with its advice.
Both Mnuchin and Neal have said they expect the tax return issue to end up in the courts.
Neal requested Trump’s tax returns through a provision of the federal tax code that states that the Treasury secretary “shall furnish” tax returns sought by the chairmen of Congress’s tax committees, so long as the documents are viewed in a closed session.  If a committee obtained tax returns, it could vote to submit a report to the full House or Senate and return information in that report could become public.  Neal’s requests stated that he wants Trump’s tax returns because the Ways and Means Committee is conducting oversight and considering legislative proposals relating to how the IRS audits presidents.

But DOJ said in its opinion, which was addressed to the Treasury Department general counsel, that it agreed with Treasury that Neal’s stated reason for seeking the tax returns is pre-textual and that his real reason for wanting the documents is to make them public.  “No one could reasonably believe that the Committee seeks six years of President Trump’s tax returns because of a newly discovered interest in legislating on the presidential-audit process,” DOJ wrote. “The Committee’s request reflects the next assay in a longstanding political battle over the President’s tax returns.”

DOJ noted that the text of the federal tax code provision Neal cited doesn’t require a congressional tax committee to state a reason when requesting tax returns. But the department said the statute couldn’t give a committee the right to receive confidential information that lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.

“Congress could enact legislation that makes tax returns available to the public at large, but it has chosen instead to make them confidential and to prohibit Treasury from releasing them to unauthorized persons,” the opinion states. “Lacking any role in implementing the laws itself, Congress may confer upon its agents a right to request and receive confidential information only to the extent necessary to serve a legitimate legislative end.”

Neal has argued that it’s not proper for Treasury or DOJ to second guess a congressional committee’s determinations about its need for tax returns, but DOJ criticized that argument.  “Just as Congress may not empower its agents to exceed the boundaries of legitimate legislative power, an assertion from a committee chairman may not prevent the Executive from confirming the legitimacy of an investigative request,” the DOJ said.  the Justice Department also said that Treasury’s refusal to provide Trump’s tax returns to Neal does not violate a federal contempt of Congress law or a law making it a crime for a federal employee to fail to preform the duties of his or her job with an intent to defeat a tax-code provision.

The department said that in rejecting Neal’s request, he was following a provision of the federal tax code that bars unauthorized disclosures of tax returns.

Democrats blasted DOJ’s opinion, arguing that the administration had decided a while ago that it would not comply with a request for Trump’s tax-returns and that the opinion was pretext.

“This so-called ‘legal opinion’ came after the President publicly stated his Administration’s intention to illegally refuse the Chairman’s request, which was followed by Secretary Mnuchin’s statement to our Committee that OLC would issue an opinion justifying that refusal,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), a member of the Ways and Means Committee. “The legal opinion did not come first, it came last in order to justify a decision that the President made to ignore the law after the fact, and everyone watched this ridiculous farce play out.”

The BEST Explanation Of The Russia HOAX On The Internet!

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5 policemen in California have come down with typhoid fever…Others with TB and over half of them have TB when they get to the border…In California they are expecting Black Plague because of poor sanitation of the people living in the streets..A group came from Africa this week and sent them to San Antonio..There were more than 2000 cases of  Ebola in Africa.…They say they tested them and they don’t have it, but their relatives will come to visit them here and they will go over and visit them so it’s only a matter of time until they bring the ebola virus here…THINK TWICE AMERICA BEFORE YOU VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT ….What a disgrace…..


Judicial Watch Sues Colorado

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Judicial Watch Sues Colorado for Documents on Electoral College Change, Files Suit on Behalf of Reporter Over State’s New National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Colorado Open Records Act lawsuit on behalf of reporter Todd Shepherd against Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold for records of communications related to the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which would award Colorado’s presidential electors to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of whether Colorado’s voters chose that candidate (Todd Shepherd v Jena Griswold in her official capacity as Colorado Secretary of State (No. 2019-cv-032310)).

The suit was filed after Griswold refused to turn over certain documents in response to a February 4, 2019, open records request for records about the Electoral College debate.

On February 21, 2019, the Colorado House passed the National Popular Vote bill and sent it to Governor Jared Polis. Colorado Secretary of State Griswold is a critic of the Electoral College and applauded Gov. Polis’s signing of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

Currently, most states award all their Electoral College votes to the candidate who wins the popular vote in that state. But, as described here by the National Conference of State Legislatures, when a state, such as Colorado, “passes legislation to join the National Popular Vote Compact, it pledges that all of that state’s electoral votes will be given to whichever presidential candidate wins the popular vote nationwide, rather than the candidate who won the vote in just that state. These bills will take effect only when states with a majority of the electoral votes have passed similar legislation and joined the compact.”

Five times a presidential candidate has won the “popular vote” but lost the election, most recently Hillary Clinton. Many opponents of President Trump have proposed undoing the Electoral College. Supporters of the Electoral College point out that it balances the interests of citizens in both large and small states by requiring candidates to seek votes in less populous states whose interests might otherwise be ignored. In addition, under the reform, a state could award its Electoral College votes to a presidential candidate who lost the state’s popular vote.

“Leftists in Colorado and other states want to undo the Electoral College and the U.S. Constitution in the hopes of guaranteeing control of the presidency,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This attack on the Electoral College would give large left-leaning states and voter fraud an unconstitutionally outsized impact on the outcome of our presidential elections.”

Judicial Watch’s Colorado counsel is former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler of the firm Klenda Gessler & Blue LLC.


FOX NEWS – Sarah Sanders will leave office by the end of the month,

WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will leave office by the end of the month, Trump announces

President Trump announced Thursday on Twitter that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will be leaving her position at the end of the month.

“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” Trump said. “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”
Trump’s announcement came moments before he made remarks at a White House event on its “Second Chance” program boosting hiring of criminals who have served their sentence

“We’ve been through a lot together and she’s tough, but she’s good,” Trump said at the event Thursday.

Sanders, 36, and the daughter of former Arkansas Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee worked on her father’s presidential campaign during the 2016 Republican primary until he dropped out of the race. She then joined the Trump campaign and, subsequently, the Trump administration as a White House communications aide. She was promoted to White House press secretary in 2017, after the president’s first top spokesman, Sean Spicer, resigned from the position.
If she chooses to follow in her father’s footsteps the seat for governor opens up in 2022.
Throughout her tenure at the White House, Sanders has come under fierce criticism from members of the press for being dishonest on the president’s behalf during press briefings that were often contentious and emotional. Eventually, the press secretary stopped giving daily briefings altogether at the suggestion of the president who said the press covered her “rudely and inaccurately.”.
most outspoken and loyal supporters of the president and his agenda and I know he’s going to have an incredible six more years and get a lot more done,” Sanders said.
Huckabee also tweeted about the news of Sander’s departure, taking the opportunity to praise his daughter calling her “a great one” and joking that he says that “with as much objectivity as Fake News CNN has towards @POTUS.”
Gov. Mike Huckabee  @GovMikeHuckabee

Well, @realDonaldTrump is losing @PressSec who is a great one and I say that with as much objectivity as Fake News CNN has toward @POTUS

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas…

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report. 



ABC   News executive producer Ian  Cameron   is married  
to  Susan Rice , Obama’s former National Security Adviser. 
CBS   President  David Rhodes   is the brother of  Ben Rhodes ,  
Obama’s Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic  
ABC   News correspondent  Claire Shipman   is married to  
former Whitehouse Press Secretary  Jay Carney 
ABC   News and Univision reporter  Matthew Jaffe   is married  
to  Katie Hogan , Obama’s former Deputy Press Secretary
  ABC   President  Ben Sherwood   is the brother of Obama’s  
former Special Adviser Elizabeth Sherwood 
CNN   President  Virginia Moseley   is married to former Hillary  
Clinton’s Deputy Secretary  Tom Nides . 
“Believe me!”  This is “Huge” and is a ‘partial’ list since the  
same incestuous relationship holds true for NBC/MSNBC 
and most media outlets.  Trump has been right all along … 
Fake News is generated by this incestuous relationship. 
Ya think there might have been a little bias in the news? Ya Think

John Nelson - jenkan04@gmail.com
Bob Gilmore
Dick Fankhauser

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