U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth blasted career State Department officials with accusations of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to thwart investigations. Yes, these were plural investigations — indicating perhaps a pattern of corruption — related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth blasted career State Department officials with accusations of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to thwart investigations. Yes, these were plural investigations — indicating perhaps a pattern of corruption — related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Lamberth also said he was “shocked” and “dumbfounded” to learn that the FBI granted immunity to Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills.
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In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth also said he was “shocked” and “dumbfounded” when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton’s server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.
“I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case,” Lamberth said during the hearing.
In Califorinia’s “jungle primary” race that is all Democratic, Senator Dianne Feinstein is facing voter backlash and criticism from the left over her “too little, too late” failure to stop the confirmation of newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Her detractors argue that she delayed release of the sexual assault allegations too long. Feinstein still leads in the polls despite her struggles with the core of her base defecting to socialist state senator Kevin de Leon. It’s an odd situation in which Republicans are actually defending Feinstein for being the lesser of two evils. “The last thing they want is de Leon in Washington. It’s a strategic vote to limit socialism.”
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For many Republicans nationally, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., became public enemy No. 1 for her leading role in the Democrats’ failed bid to keep Justice Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Supporters at a recent President Trump rally even made her the new target of the familiar “lock her up” chant.
Meanwhile, her progressive challenger in California’s all-Democrat Senate race, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, faults her for doing too little to stop the confirmation.
The chorus of criticism from both sides shows how the aftermath of the Kavanaugh fight is weighing uniquely on the senior Democrat’s political race back home. While most Democrats who opposed Kavanaugh were cheered by the base, Feinstein ended up with a lose-lose scenario – condemned by the right for airing the sexual-assault allegations and by the left for not doing so sooner.
President Trump’s 2020 war chest is now stacked with $100 million more for his reelection campaign. According to a CNN report: “The President raised more than $18 million during the July-to-September fundraising quarter through his campaign committee and the joint fundraising operations he maintains with the Republican National Committee. Campaign officials say nearly 98% of the money he collected in the third quarter came in the form of contributions of $200 or less indicating strong support among working Americans.” That’s the same statistic President Obama boasted just before he was reelected in 2012. Winning.
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Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar has deleted an Instagram post in which he referred to his grandfather, Palestinian terrorist Muhammad Yousef al-Najjar, as a “legend.”
Muhammad Yousef al-Najjar was “was “a senior member of the Palestinian terrorist group Black September that murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics,” according to the Times of Israel, and a deputy for Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leader Yasser Arafat.
Earlier this year, when Campa-Najjar’s roots were first reported, he condemned his grandfather’s actions and supported peace.
But in a 2015 Instagram post praising his father, who is a former Palestinian Authority (PA) official and Palestinian ambassador, Campa-Najjar referred to his grandfather as a “legend.” He offered no criticism or condemnation of his grandfather’s terrorist acts.
In a nation where everyone is increasingly a winner, who can argue that .09% Native American genes is not in fact an indigenous person? Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren is wearing her DNA analysis on her sleeve this week for just that reason. According to DNA results, some six to ten generations ago, a relative of hers was possibly a Native American. Now she wants President Trump to pony up the million dollars he pledged to her favorite charity. No doubt she’s also planning how she’ll campaign on being not only the first female POTUS but also the first Native American as well. The trouble with all this alleged proof is that at more than half of the American population can claim as much or more Native American ancestry. So much for ‘minority’ status.
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Presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren has gone all-in on trying to wipe out that pesky “Fauxcahontas” meme. First, she gave the Boston Globe a bunch of files and info intended to exonerate her from the accusation that she used her supposed Native American ancestry to her advantage professionally. Now, she’s released the results of a DNA analysis by a professor at Stanford intended to prove that probably, some six to ten generations ago, she once had a relative who was possibly Native American.
Last month, the Boston Globe presented “the most exhaustive review” of Warren’s alleged use of her alleged Native American ancestry to allegedly promote her alleged career. In an “unusual” move, Warren released private documents to the left-leaning outlet for the ultimately exculpatory report.
On Monday, the Boston Globe published another report on Warren with more information provided by the senator that offers “strong evidence” that she wasn’t lying when she said that one of her distant ancestors was Native American.
Social Security payments are going up by 2.8 percent starting in 2019, the biggest increase in seven years since an increase of 3.6 percent in 2012 according to a MarketWatch report. A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals the increases are due to a 0.1 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) last month. The 2.8 percent increase means an additional $472 annually or $39 per month. It’s a small number individually but translates to a massive increase in consumer spending that should further boost the economy next year. More good news for President Trump.
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Retired Americans collecting Social Security payments will get their biggest payout in seven years starting in 2019.
Social Security benefits are slated to go up by 2.8 percent in 2019, making it the biggest gain for Social Security beneficiaries since payouts rose by 3.6 percent in 2012, MarketWatch reported Thursday.
The government released the figures after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) published its Consumer Price Index (CPI) Summary on Thursday. All increases in Social Security benefits are determined by the CPI, which rose by 0.1 percent in September.
The average recipient in 2018 got an estimated $1,405 per month in benefits. The 2.8 percent increase would tack on an additional $472 a year, or $39 per month, to those benefits.
The increase in benefits would be a welcome income boost to the 60 million retirees receiving them. Benefits rose just two percent in 2018 and 0.3 percent the year before.
On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes, or the DETER Act, to ban foreign nationals attempting to interfere with America’s elections. The bill, which passed unanimously in this polarized political age, targets individuals outside the U.S. who try to influence elections and blocks them from receiving a U.S. entry visa. “Improper interference” includes conduct that violates federal criminal, voting rights, or campaign finance law, or is under the direction of a foreign government. Russia was cited as the case in point for needing such legislation. One wonders why, however, such a law was not already in place before 2016.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed legislation that would ban foreign nationals who try to interfere with U.S. elections.
The Defending Elections against Trolls from Enemy Regimes, or the DETER Act, is aimed at cracking down on people outside the U.S. who try to change the outcome of elections, an issue members of both parties have raised as a priority this year. Under the bill, which passed in a unanimous voice vote, foreigners who are deemed to have meddled in a U.S. election couldn’t get a U.S. entry visa.
The bill targets “improper interference,” which is defined as conduct that violates federal criminal, voting rights, or campaign finance law, or is under the direction of a foreign government. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., sponsored the DETER Act.
“In 2016, Russia committed an act of cyberwar against our country, and Congress has a responsibility to take immediate action to prevent Russia’s efforts to influence and disrupt the 2018 elections.
According to an 85-page internal company briefing fittingly titled “The Good Censor,” the American tradition of free speech is not an option. In the briefing, Google acknowledges that it and other Silicon Valley platforms “control the majority of online conversations” and have actively taken a “shift towards censorship” in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the rise of the political right in Europe. Google has since tried to play it off as internal research and not an official company position…you know, like it’s official company policy to not censor conservatives. We’ll take this an admission of guilt.
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An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.
Despite leaked video footage showing top executives declaring their intention to ensure that the rise of Trump and the populist movement is just a “blip” in history, Google has repeatedly denied that the political bias of its employees filter into its products.
But the 85-page briefing, titled “The Good Censor,” admits that Google and other tech platforms now “control the majority of online conversations” and have undertaken a “shift towards censorship” in response to unwelcome political events around the world.
Examples cited in the document include the 2016 election and the rise of Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) in Germany.
Responding to the leak, an official Google source said the document should be considered internal research, and not an official company position.
California is piling on election integrity concerns with just weeks to go before the midterm election in November with its “motor voter” registration where illegal immigrants – possibly also felons and those under the age of 18 – are being put on voter rolls. According to a Sacramento Bee report, an internal audit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles says about 1,500 such customers may be erroneously registered. They also claim that the error has been corrected. To be fair, it’s a lot fewer than the 23,000 erroneous voter registrations reported just last month. A better question to ask, however, is if 1,500 illegal ballots can swing a tight House race to the left. Congressional races have been decided by far fewer votes.
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Complaints about so-called “motor voter” registration (dating back to the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993) have largely fallen on deaf ears. After all, why not give everyone the chance to vote, right? California has been taking that concept to a new level, however. The DMV there has now issued yet another round of retractions after discovering that an additional roughly 1,500 residents were registered to vote despite being “ineligible.” And in the vast majority of these cases, you already know what that means. They’re registering non-citizens. (Sacramento Bee)
An internal audit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles released Monday shows about 1,500 customers may have been improperly registered to vote.
“Approximately 1,500 customers may have been registered to vote in error,” the DMV wrote in a letter Monday to the Secretary of State’s Office. “This error has been corrected and is separate from the processing error we notified you about in writing on September 5.”
Charges of illegitimacy and calls for impeachment and recusal are just some of the new battles being faced by now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of the debunked sexual assault allegations. Even high-level political players, such as former U.S. Attorney General Eric “Fast n Furious” Holder are getting involved. Holder tweeted concern about Kavanaugh’s “legitimacy” since former President Barack Obama did not get his nominee Merrick Garland confirmed. President Trump has called the ongoing hostility and dogged efforts by the left “an insult to the American public.” It’s not just an insult to the republic however. It’s an insult to decency and the intelligence of the American people. Naked partisanship and scorched-earth politics are the very reason why the best people in the country rarely want to serve in public office. That’s a crying shame.
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The narrow confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend marked a major political victory for President Trump – and the beginning of a new battle for Democrats, who are now shifting their message to threaten possible impeachment against the newest high court justice and question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself.
After a grueling confirmation fight that included graphic sexual misconduct allegations which the nominee denied, Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday on 50-48 vote. His ceremonial swearing-in will be held Monday evening.
But as he joins the court, replacing retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, prominent Democrats signal the fight over his seat and the court itself will extend well beyond next month’s midterms.
“Now, they want to impeach him. … It’s an insult to the American public,” Trump said Monday, still fuming over the confirmation process and predicting Republican candidates would only benefit from the controversy in the midterms.
In a showcase of galling disdain for the rule of law that would make Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton proud, the anti-Kavanaugh left is trying to overthrow the Constitution and rule of law in favor of a system where allegations count as fact and no proof positive is required. The means to an end justification is grossly evident in the treatment of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh whose innocence Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) has said doesn’t matter, just as Christine Ford’s “justice” didn’t matter. Ford’s accusations were held in the pocket of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) until politically expedient, an insult to actual victims of sexual assault regardless of whether or not Blasey Ford is among them.
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One week ago, I said that I believed Christine Blasey Ford believes what she’s saying. Her testimony wasn’t proof of her claims — and she was unable to say where or when it happened, or name any witnesses to back her up, or provide any substantiation whatsoever — but I thought she sounded like she sincerely believed it happened. After the events of this past week, I’m not even sure of that much. Her story hasn’t held up under scrutiny, and the inconsistencies are too glaring to ignore. That is, if you care about the truth. Which leaves out the Democratic Party.
Hey, remember when they all waved away the solid evidence of a prominent Democrat’s shoddy treatment of women? It was a long, long time ago, but I’ve been thinking about it in the new light of recent developments.
I wasn’t really paying attention to politics during the Clinton years, but you couldn’t escape the Lewinsky fiasco. It was everywhere. It may not have been the first time a U.S. president ever cheated on his wife under their own roof, but it was the first time it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.