Big govt, Politics

Maxine Waters Slams Own Party for Its Criticism of Her

Ol’ race-baiting, agitating Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) doesn’t know how to take the least bit of criticism, even from her own party’s leadership.
On Sunday, Waters accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of reaching ‘into the other house’ (aka colluding with Republicans) in his criticism of her call for the harassment of Trump administration officials.
Waters’ wing of the Democrat Party isn’t all that far removed from the Black Panther movement whose approach to civil rights for the last half century is a far cry from the peaceful civil disobedience promoted by MLK.
Instead, she appears to be perfectly happy with the end-justifies-the-means assent to social-justice-warrior violence.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) took a shot at the Democratic leadership in Washington on Sunday after they criticized her for calling for the harassment of Trump administration officials, saying that they “will do anything” to protect their power.

Speaking on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to criticize her, Waters told MSNBC’s Joy Reid, “You know, I was surprised that Chuck Schumer, you know, reached into the other house to do that.”

Waters then took a shot at the Democratic leadership, suggesting that the only reason that they criticized her was that they wanted to protect their leadership positions.

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University Settles Lawsuit After Discriminating Against Republicans

More news from the Left Coast Ivory Tower this week after a Republican campus group will receive a windfall settlement of well over six figures from the University of Washington.

Not wanting to risk a clearly losing battle in court, the U of W is writing a check to the local student Republican group to cover legal fees and return the dubious charges imposed on them by the administration as ‘security fees’.

It seems the new strategy by wayward lefties on campus is to impose exorbitant fees as a bludgeon to keep conservative groups from organizing.

Nice try. Better luck next time.

Here’s more from Daily Signal…

A Washington university is shelling out big bucks to settle a dispute with a Republican student group that filed a lawsuit alleging the school discriminated against it by charging exorbitant security fees for speaker events.

The University of Washington settled with the university’s College Republicans Monday, agreeing to pay $122,500 to make the lawsuit go away. The settlement comes after the campus group filed a lawsuit claiming that UW’s speaker policies “unconstitutionally infringed upon the [University of Washington College Republicans’] First Amendment freedom of speech by making it unaffordable and therefore impractical to host events likely to invite violent protests,” Campus Reform reported.

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IG Report: Comey Was ‘Insubordinate’ In Hillary Investigation

FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a bombshell report on Thursday in which he slammed James Comey for ‘insubordination’ during the investigation into Hillary’s email server scandal.

Of course, that much we already knew when it was revealed he didn’t interview her under oath and the reports referring the investigation to the DOJ had been doctored.

What’s more politically damning is that the IG has referred five FBI officials for investigation and potential prosecution.

Among them are Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who we should recall served on Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation of the Trump campaign.

So now the whole charade is unraveling quickly, and all of it points back to a corrupt Obama administration.

In other words, precisely what we expected. Get ready for fireworks, folks.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Former FBI Director James Comey was “insubordinate” and “affirmatively concealed” his intentions from Justice Department leadership during the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a Thursday report from the department’s inspector general.

Comey departed from FBI norms and “affirmatively concealed” his intentions from then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in holding the July 5 and Oct. 28 press conferences about the investigation, the watchdog found.

The 568-page report also slammed former FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an affair with each other, for anti-Trump tweets that suggested “a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects.”

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Feds Fund Huge Study on Contraception for Lesbians

This week’s Non Compos Mentis Award goes jointly to the Department of Health & Human Services (where plenty of Obama holdovers still have jobs) and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin.

HHS is funding a new study at UW to the tune of 350 grand to study contraception for lesbians.

Yep, according to the Washington Free Beacon, professor Jenny Higgins (who claims 20% of women in the US are lesbians) is examining whether “lesbians and bisexuals have ‘barriers’ to ‘adequate contraceptive care’.”

Meanwhile, we’d like to announce that we’re applying for a federal grant to study why federal bureaucrats are statistically likely to waste taxpayer dollars on useless ‘studies’.

We’ll keep you posted on whether we’re approved.

Here’s more from Hotair…

In today’s Taxpayer News You Can Use segment, we bring you a new study coming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which truly seems to be breaking new scientific ground. I ran across this information at the Free Beacon and at first thought it might be some sort of typo. But it wasn’t. The NIH is spending nearly $350K on a study to follow the habits of a number of women (in various categories) to find out what methods of contraception are “sexually acceptable” to them. That’s not really the startling part. Apparently, there are reports of significant numbers of women who are switching or even discontinuing the use of birth control because they find it to be unsatisfying in some fashion. If that’s the case you’d clearly want to correct that I suppose. Having birth control pills you don’t take seems to be on par with keeping an unloaded gun in your house.

The leading researcher on the project is Jenny Higgins, an associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Higgins specializes in “mixed-methods research on sexuality, gender, and reproductive health—especially people’s use of condoms and other contraceptive methods.”

Higgins is also currently involved with research into sexual minority women, or “people who identify as lesbian, bisexual and queer (among many other things).” She claims 20 percent of the female population in the United States are lesbians or bisexual.

“The overwhelming majority of SMW [sexual minority women] will engage penile-vaginal intercourse at least occasionally,” according to the researcher’s website. “New research suggests that SMW women have an increased risk of unintended pregnancy compared to their heterosexual peers.”

The study is examining “unique barriers” lesbians and bisexuals have to “adequate contraceptive care.”

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Andrew McCabe Requests Immunity Before Testifying

We’ve reported previously on how critical an impact Inspector General Horowitz’s report would be in the ongoing investigation into the FBI’s collusion in the presidential election.

And now we’re beginning to get a glimpse of how big that impact may be.

Responding to demands from Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Judiciary Committee concerning its own investigation, the ousted former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe has offered to testify on his role in leaking details of the Hillary investigation to the media.

But before he testifies, says a letter from his attorney, he wants immunity. Um…set aside the 5th Amendment for a second.

That’s pretty darn close to an admission of guilt.

What’s more, if he testifies, that could mean he’ll bring the hammer down on James Comey. This could get interesting.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony related to the Hillary Clinton email probe, something Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said is “very, very unusual.”

An attorney representing McCabe on Tuesday sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) requesting that McCabe be granted immunity in exchange for testimony surrounding the inspector general’s report that he leaked information about the Clinton investigation to the press and lied about it to former FBI Director James Comey.

“I have to tell you, it’s unheard of for the number two person at the FBI saying, ‘You want me to testify? Give me immunity,'” Napolitano said on “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday.

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Oops: FBI Agent Shoots Bar Patron While Dancing

These last twelve months have been a season of discontent for the nation’s top law enforcement agency.

After rolling revelations of obfuscation, obstruction, collusion and general incompetence at the highest levels of the bureau, this weekend demonstrated things aren’t any better at the bottom of the totem pole.

While ‘getting jiggy with it’ at a local bar in Denver over the weekend, a yet-to-be-named undercover FBI agent lost his weapon while performing a backflip.

That was bad enough. Then, whilst attempting to retrieve said weapon from the dance floor, Agent X managed to grab it by the trigger and discharge it.

Rookie mistake.

Luckily the bullet hit only one patron in the leg who was pronounced perfectly fine at the hospital.

Foreheads at agency headquarters are red from all the facepalming lately.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

An off-duty FBI agent allegedly discharged his firearm in a crowded Denver bar early Saturday, shortly after losing the weapon while crushing a solo routine on the dance floor.

Eyewitness video of the incident — obtained by local ABC affiliate Denver7 — shows a man alleged to be an FBI agent busting out a series of slick freestyle dance moves inside a circle of cheering bar patrons at Mile High Spirits in central Denver.

For a finale, the man crouches into a squat and launches into an awkward backflip, rotating about 180 degrees before landing on his hands and slamming his feet on to the floor. The force of his acrobatics jars loose the pistol tucked into his pants at the small of his back, and it tumbles harmlessly to the floor.

That’s when things go downhill in the blink of an eye.

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Bombshell: Report Proves Obama Intervened on Russia Investigation

The Hill’s investigative reporter John Solomon is out with a bombshell report late this week which corroborates the claim that the FBI and the Obama White House were in cahoots on the effort to investigate and surveil the Trump campaign in the months ahead of the election.

According to Solomon, the FBI began spying on the Trump campaign weeks before they had a cause to initiate a formal investigation.

In short, agents were hunting for a reason to justify an investigation.

What’s worse, reveals Solomon, is that the White House was clearly directing the efforts by McCabe and Comey in running the surveillance operation.

He points out that the phrase ‘the White House is running this’ is plainly in the text messages between Strzok and Page.

This is plainly criminal activity at the hands of the highest law enforcement agency in the land.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

The Obama administration tried to take over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign, The Hill’s John Solomon reported on Fox News Thursday night. And according to Solomon, the FBI began spying on members of the Trump campaign to gather the intelligence that ultimately justified the collusion investigation, weeks or even months before the FBI had a formal predicate.

“That’s very important. The rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation. The predication is July 31, 2016,” Solomon told Fox host Sean Hannity. The investigative reporter said he had sources and documents backing up his claim that he would be making public in his report in The Hill on Friday.

He stressed that informants were making contacts with the Trump officials and providing information to the FBI “much, much earlier than July 31.”

The second part of his bombshell report, Solomon explained, deals with internal FBI communications between former counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, his mistress Lisa Page, and others discussing how the Obama White House was trying to take over the investigation.

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Trump Just Made It Easier to Fire Federal Bureaucrats

One of the most pervasively corrosive aspects of federal bureaucracy — in addition to wasted taxpayer dollars and gross inefficiency — is the near impossibility of firing unionized federal employees.

But that is about to change after President Trump signed three separate executive orders making it easier to ax do-nothing bureaucrats.

Among the orders is a recommitment to merit-based employment which means people will be terminated more quickly for non-performance.

Another order puts restrictions on the union-related business bureaucrats can conduct.

And the last order cuts salaries for negotiators whose sole job is to drag out long and costly contract negotiations with federal unions.

In short: American taxpayers should get what they pay for, and now that’s closer to becoming a reality.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

President Donald Trump issued three executive orders Friday to prevent unions from protecting government employees who don’t perform in their jobs.

Critics say Trump is stripping unions of their power by changing how federal agencies approach collective bargaining agreements, but the administration says the goal is to protect taxpayers from overspending on labor.

“By holding poor performers accountable, reforming the use of taxpayer-funded union time, and focusing negotiations on issues that matter, we are advancing our efforts to elevate the federal workforce,” Jeff T.H. Pon, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, said.

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McCabe Bought Outrageous Conference Table, FBI Hides

A few days ago we reported that Sen. Chuck Grassley issued a demand to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein to turn over the full transcript of the 300-plus text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

The original copies sent to the Senate by the FBI were heavily redacted, so much so that very little of the content was discernible.

Among those redactions were details not materially related to the investigation by Congress of potential collusion and obstruction by the FBI.

And now we know that one of those redactions was the cost of a new conference table ordered by Mr. Honesty himself, recently fired Andrew McCabe.

We now also know he misled Congress by attempting to hide the fact that he spent 70 grand…on a table!

So, while he was presiding over efforts by the bureau to aid Hillary’s election, he was living high on the taxpayers’ dime.

Typical.

Here’s more from BizPacReview…

Disgraced former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, an Obama holdover who was fired for lying to the FBI, used taxpayer money to buy a $70,000 conference table and then tried to hide it from Congress.

McCabe’s cronies in the FBI redacted the table’s outrageous price tag when they turned over documents that the Senate Judiciary Committee had requested for months. The redactions caused a delay in the FBI handing over the documents to the committee, which oversees the agency.

In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 24, Senator Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged the FBI to stop slow-walking document requests in an attempt to redact out embarrassing information.

Grassley said there is no national-security reason to edit out the cost of office furniture and cause unnecessary delays in document production. The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating the DOJ’s dubious role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s fruitless investigation of Trump-Russia collusion.

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Senate Demands FBI Release All of Strzok-Page Texts

With as much egg on its face as the Federal Bureau of Investigation already has, one might think agency heads would be playing nice with Congress.

Not so. Despite that the text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were recovered after being ‘lost’, the FBI sent over nearly 50 pages of heavily redacted transcripts to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

And it’s plainly obvious many of those redacted texts have nothing to do with national security.

So what is the FBI hiding?

We may soon find out after Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein this week demanding he turn over full transcripts to Congress within two weeks…or else.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley called Wednesday for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to release unredacted copies of the texts between two former FBI employees who were highly critical of President Donald Trump.

“Please provide unredacted copies of all text messages produced to the Committee no later than June, 6, 2018,” Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, wrote in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Should the Department continue to refuse to provide fully unreacted copies to Congress, please provide a privilege log describing the legal basis for withholding that information from Congress.”

The chairman claims one redaction covered the costs of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s $70,000 conference table. He also points to one text exchange wherein an official’s name is redacted in reference to the “Obama White House ‘running’ an investigation,” making it unclear what investigation the FBI employees were referencing.

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