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Feb 17 00:24

Mainstream media may not survive Donald Trump

What we’re witnessing now is a bitter media establishment desperately trying to sway public opinion against Trump, as it failed to do during the 2016 election.

Feb 17 00:13

Reasons Why Michael Flynn Was Fatality #1 in the Trump Presidency Takedown

By Joachim Hagopian
February 17, 2017
Each ideological camp, the Trump/right wing supporters and the Obama-Clinton/left wing supporters, has legions of foot soldiers ready to fight the second civil war. They’ve largely fallen prey to the elite’s divide and conquer trap. The bottom line reality is regardless of who or what party occupies the White House, the same controlling interests that select and finance the two major party candidates are still pulling the puppet strings whichever one is placed in power. In other words, every American president over the last half century has served the diabolical elite, and not the people. And the last president that tried to serve the American people was murdered.

That said, there are real differences between two factions currently operating within deep state America that are battling for upper hand control right now.

Feb 16 20:27

US ‘not in a position right now to collaborate’ with Russia militarily - Pentagon chief

As President Donald Trump repeatedly stressed the need to get along with Russia, two of his top Cabinet members were abroad, saying the US is ready not for closer ties until Moscow “proves” its commitment to international agreements.

On Thursday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said at a NATO meeting in Brussels, Belgium that the US isn’t ready to collaborate militarily with Russia against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) or other threats."Russia's aggressive actions have violated international law and are destabilizing," he added.

Before the US is willing to work with its former Cold War rival, "Russia is going to have to prove itself first," Mattis said. "The point about Russia is they have to live by international law just like we expect all nations on this planet to do."

Feb 16 19:52

Fmr Navy SEAL rejects offer to be Trump’s national security advisor

Smart man!

The Trump administration’s staffing problems continue, as retired Vice Admiral Bob Harward turned down an offer to be President Trump’s national security advisor, replacing General Michael Flynn. The circumstances surrounding Harward’s decision are still unclear.

Following Flynn’s sudden departure after just 24 days on the job, Trump's first choice to fill the vacant seat rejected the offer on Thursday. Harward told the Associated Press that the decision was “purely a personal issue," and said the White House was "very accommodating to my needs, both professionally and personally."

He explained that he is “in a unique position finally after being the in military for 40 years to enjoy some personal time."

Feb 16 17:32

Trump attacks haven’t hurt network, CNN says

The president of CNN says that neither the network’s journalism or business have been hurt as a result of President Donald Trump’s attacks.

Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, spoke Thursday at the same time Trump was holding a news conference in Washington that continued his barrage against media coverage of the administration, while also allaying some concern about his willingness to answer questions.

Zucker said he was worried enough about Trump’s labeling of CNN as ‘‘fake news’’ that he ordered a study to see if the brand’s reputation had been damaged among viewers. He said it hadn’t, although CNN did not immediately release details.

He said the network’s ratings are up significantly since last year.

Feb 16 14:56

Trump signs repeal of Obama-era coal mining 'stream protection rule'

President Donald Trump has signed his second repeal of Obama-era regulation, this time concerning coal mining near waterways. Republicans voted to overturn the "stream protection rule" earlier this month.

Feb 16 14:45

FLASHBACK: Billionaire George Soros warms up to coal as stock prices hit bottom

Billionaire investor George Soros, who has demonized fossil fuels for years through his think tanks and political contributions, seems to have warmed up to Big Coal now that stocks are dirt cheap.

The left-wing hedge fund legend has raised eyebrows with major purchases of stock in two large coal companies, firms his critics say he helped bring to their knees. While buying low is the hallmark of any shrewd investor, buying coal goes against the political and environmental ideology Soros has long espoused.

Feb 16 13:12

“They Are Taking Out Trump’s Lieutenants”: Deep State Intelligence Ops Sabotaging the White House?

If there was any doubt that the Trump era will eventually unfold into either a) revolution and total chaos, b) a police state under martial law or c) a coup or assassination against the leader of the free world, then it should be clear from this.

Greg Hunter of USA Watchdog spoke with the very insightful Catherine Austin Fitts about the palace intrigue and cloak-and-dagger inner-workings of the new administration, and the creatures of the establishment who resent their rival claim to power over U.S. policy. This is truly historical stuff going on:

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Feb 16 12:42

The Trump Presidency: RIP

The Trump Presidency: RIP

Paul Craig Roberts

Has Donald Trump overestimated his presidential power? The answer is yes.

Is Steve Bannon, Trump’s main advisor, politically inexperienced? The answer is yes.

We can conclude from the answers to these two questions that Trump is in over his head and will pay a big price.

From the very beginning I warned that Trump lacked the experience and the knowledge to pick a government that would stand by him and serve his agenda. Trump has now fired the one person on whom he could have counted. The most obvious conclusion is that Trump is dead meat.

Feb 16 12:05

Trump says media 'makes up' sources after Wall Street Journal claims his intelligence briefers are purposely keeping secrets about Russia away from the Oval Office

President Donald Trump resumed his steady-drumbeat attacks against the White House press corps on Thursday, claiming on Twitter that political reporters fabricate sources in order to cripple him but ultimately won't succeed.

'FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and "sources," is far more effective than the discredited Democrats - but they are fading fast!' Trump tweeted.

A Trump administration official told DailyMail.com late Thursday morning that the president was reacting to a Wall Street Journal story that alleged the U.S. Intelligence Community has been withholding information from his classified briefings – specifically details about intelligence operations targeting Russia.

Feb 16 11:14

Flashback: Chuck Schumer Predicts Intelligence War Against Trump

When Chuck Schumer went on Rachel Maddow’s program in January he made a sinister comment about U.S. intelligence agencies being “very upset” with Trump.

Feb 16 11:08

The Guy Trump Just Put in Charge of the Economy Has Deep Ties to George Soros

(ANTIMEDIA) Donald Trump’s cabinet picks have raised doubts about his commitment to the anti-establishment platform he promoted during the presidential race. Though he drew praise shortly after the election for taking meetings with people as diverse as Democratic Senator Tulsi Gabbard and a libertarian who advocates abolishing the Federal Reserve, his final selections were less predictable.

The president’s selection of hedge fund manager Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary — and Mnuchin’s subsequent confirmation on Monday — has drawn criticism, in part, because of Mnuchin’s seventeen-year career at Goldman Sachs. However, the loathed financial giant’s presence in American politics is, at this point, par for the course — even when it’s instigated by a candidate who campaigned on “draining the swamp.”

Feb 16 10:53

Netanyahu to ‘Examine’ Possibility of Settlement Freeze

As long as Trump "gives him" Syria's Golan Heights.

Following the meeting with President Trump in the White House, the Israeli premier promised to ‘examine’ Trump’s public request that he ‘hold back’ on construction in the West Bank; Netanyahu also asked the president to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, adding, 'I wouldn't say that he was surprised by my request.'

Feb 16 10:45

George Soros Backed Jared Kushner Venture Cadre With $250 Million

Soros gave Trump a $160 million high interest mezzanine loan on a building Trump was constructing in Chicago back in 2005 and then forgave the loan. I think we are living in a stage production!

It turns out that George Soros is the money behind a new real estate venture called Cadre which was founded by Donald Trump’s son in law Jared Kushner and his brother Joshua Kushner.

The Real Deal has uncovered the fact that George Soros was the man who provided Cadre with a $259 million line of credit. A source told the publication, “Soros has had a long and productive relationship with the Kushner family.”

The financing was provided; even though, Soros has called President Trump a “would-be dictator.”

Feb 16 10:43

Trump's new national security advisor is vice admiral and former SEAL who grew up in pre-revolutionary Iran where Navy captain dad advised America-friendly military

The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources.

Feb 16 10:28

It really is all over for Mike Flynn: Disgraced ex-national security adviser has his security clearance revoked 

The Defense Intelligence Agency has suspended ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn's access to classified information pending a review, a defense official said Wednesday.

Flynn, a former director of the agency who was dismissed from that post, was forced to resign this week.

Feb 16 10:14

A Civil War For Control Of The U.S. Government Has Erupted Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump

The ruthless political assassination of Michael Flynn was just one battle of a major civil war that has erupted for control of the U.S. government. Donald Trump and his new administration are now under relentless assault by “the deep state”, and at this point it is not clear who will emerge as the victor. There are many that use the term “deep state” as a synonym for the intelligence community, but the truth is that it is much broader than that. In reality, the deep state encompasses thousands upon thousands of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats that never seem to change no matter which party wins an election. Certainly the intelligence community is at the heart of this system, but there are countless others that are embedded within key government agencies and the Pentagon that deeply resent Donald Trump and the kind of change that he is attempting to bring to Washington.

Feb 16 09:08

Trump Says Intel Agencies, Media Are Using Fake 'Russia Connection' to Cover-up Clinton’s Crimes

Nothing surprising here. Remember that Trump's first stop after his inauguration was to CIA headquarters in Langley, where he gave a remarkable speech in which he promised to remove the "columns" in the Agency.

And what ever happened to all the evidence of corruption (and far less savory things) that were revealed in Clinton's e-mails and the Podesta leaks? How is it that Clinton got off scot free?

Something doesn't add up.

Love him or hate him, it's clear that Trump has powerful enemies in the deep state.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Here is another example of Trump's naivete. The Clinton corruptions trace back to CIA itself, in Arkansas in the 1980s! Trump does not realize that CIA is protecting itself, not the Clintons, and will do everything they can to block his every effort to investigate the Clintons.

"If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched."

-- George H. W. Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter

Feb 16 08:53

'The European project has FAILED' Trump's Brussels envoy pick blasts 'UNDEMOCRATIC' bloc

In comments that will terrify Brussels, Ted Malloch said the EU had become "bloated" by bureaucracy and "anti-Americanism".

And he called for member states to hold their own Brexit-style referendums – which could spark the break-up of the union.

It comes after Mr Trump hailed Brexit as a "blessing to the world" and said the UK would be far stronger outside the bloc.

Feb 16 08:49

Drastic Cuts Coming to the Office of the First Lady, Saving Taxpayer Money

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are working to make serious cuts to the Office of the First Lady, which would help Trump keep his promise to save taxpayers money.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama, with her “Let’s Move” campaign, lunch mandates, and expensive vacations around the world, required a staff of twenty employees. That’s quite a staff for an unelected position.

So far, the first lady has only hired two people to be on her staff – Chief of Staff Lindsay Reynolds, an alumna of the George W. Bush administration and White House Social Secretary Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd, an events planner who has worked on the last five inaugurals and for both Democratic and Republican secretaries of state.

Feb 16 08:41

Open Warfare Declared in DC as Deep State ‘Goes Nuclear’ — Trump ‘Will Die in Jail’

Washington, D.C. – The United States is entering an extreme and unprecedented political crisis in the form of a soft coup by the deep state. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have publicly called out these elements of the “intelligence-industrial complex” that are actively working to undermine, discredit and forcibly remove President Trump.

Feb 16 08:33

Kucinich: "The White House is under attack from elements inside the intelligence community!"

“Whether you’re for Trump or against Trump, the White House is under attack from elements inside the intelligence community, which are trying to elevate tensions between Russia & the US, and at the bottom of that is money & an agenda to cash-in on conflict!” - Former Dem Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Feb 15 23:21

The anti-Flynn ‘deep state’ coup – spelling it out in the clearest way possible

Okay, my sense is that a large number of commentators are misunderstanding the nature of what is going on. So, this time, rather than writing an analysis, I will spell it out, ‘talking points’ – style and, hopefully, do a better job about making my point. So, here we go.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN. Let me repeat that once more. THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!! Please don’t come and tell me that Flynn was wrong on Iran, on Islam or on China. I agree. But,
==>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!!<<==
THIS IS ABOUT POWER. As in, who is boss? Who is number one? Who is the alpha dog? The President or the ‘deep state’? That is what this is all about – showing everybody who is in charge.
Whether Trump lacks brains, spine, or balls is anyone’s guess, but it is now painfully clear that he has much more in common with Yanukovich then with Putin.

Feb 15 21:52

A Win for the Deep State

Flynn was in the crosshairs of the War Party because he’s the most prominent of those around Trump who advocated for détente with Russia. Also, his somewhat loopy belief that Islam, per se, is a pernicious political ideology rather than a religion, made him a natural enemy of the pro-Saudi faction within the intelligence community, which had long worked with Riyadh to, among other things, overthrow the government of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.

The Flynn resignation is just the beginning. As one Politico writer put it, it won’t stop there. They’ll move on to new targets, and they won’t rest until they’ve bagged their real target: the President of the United States

This isn’t about Mike Flynn. It isn’t even about Trump. It’s about the future of our republic. Will we allow rogue national security officials to run rampant and utilize police state methods to advance their policy goals? If the answer is yes, then we’re doomed.

Feb 15 20:29

HAYWARD: Flynn Resignation Is a Surveillance State Coup Nightmare

Will civil libertarians now speak up for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, whose career has been destroyed with a barrage of leaked wiretaps? Does anyone care if those leaks were accurate or legal?

Over the weekend, a few honest observers of the Flynn imbroglio noted that none of the strategically leaked intercepts of his conversations with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak proved he actually did anything wrong.

On Tuesday, Eli Lake of Bloomberg News joined the chorus of skeptics who said the hive of anonymous leakers infesting the Trump administration never leaked anything that proved Flynn lied to Pence:

Feb 15 20:03

18 U.S. Code § 2385 - Advocating overthrow of Government

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Feb 15 19:50

Trump expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump made it clear he expects Russia to return Crimea to Ukraine and reduce violence in Ukraine, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Tuesday.

Feb 15 16:02

Dysfunction in the US White House

Lawrence Davidson says President Trump presents “progressives” with an opportunity to form a united front and reform the Democratic Party but wonders if party apparatchiks will stand in the way of meaningful reform.

Feb 15 15:35

Evan McMullin: President Donald Trump Is a ‘Domestic Enemy’

Former CIA operative and 2016 third-party presidential candidate Evan McMullin took to Twitter and CNN on Wednesday to defend rogue intelligence agents who break the law to leak classified information, saying President Donald Trump “presents a threat to the country.”

Feb 15 15:11

Scott Adams: How to Persuade the Other Party

An interesting article in The Atlantic talks about studies showing that liberals think in terms of fairness while conservatives think in terms of morality. So if you want to persuade someone on the other team, you need to speak in their language. We almost never do that. That’s why you rarely see people change their opinions.

Feb 15 13:53

‘He Will Die in Jail’ – Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump

A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump.

Feb 15 13:43

Andrew Puzder expected to withdraw from labor secretary nomination, source says

Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s pick for labor secretary, is expected to withdraw his name from the nomination, a source close to the restaurant executive tells CBS News’ Major Garrett.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just now happened. Puzder is out.

Feb 15 13:25

Survivor of Israeli Attack on USS Liberty: It Could Not Have Been a Mistake

Donald Trump just loves Israel!

Published on Jul 1, 2015

To mark the 48th anniversary of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty, TRNN speaks to survivor Sgt. Bryce Lockwood and former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern

Feb 15 13:17

Trump promises Israel that Iran will never get bomb

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump hailed the United States' "unbreakable" bond with Israel on Wednesday and promised Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran would never be permitted to build a nuclear weapon.

Trump's vow was designed to address Israeli concerns over the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which Netanyahu has warned expires too soon to permanently remove the threat.

"With this visit the United States, again, reaffirms our unbreakable bond with our cherished ally, Israel," Trump said.
http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/content/washingtons-farewell-address...

Feb 15 09:35

Conspiracy in Washington to destroy Trump’s inner circle? Top Republican claims Flynn was the first

Is there a conspiracy inside Washington to destroy Trump’s inner circle? Top Republican claims Flynn was the appetizer – Kellyanne will be next and Trump is ‘the entree’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The utter childishness on display in DC vindicates the reasoning of the American people who tried to vote out the established political elites this last election.

Feb 15 09:33

Trump launches war on NSA and FBI leakers who are ‘illegally’ giving classified info to reporters

Trump launches all-out war on his own intelligence agencies as he says malicious NSA and FBI leakers are ‘illegally’ giving out classified information to reporters ‘like candy’

Feb 15 09:31

Did Michael Flynn Leave a Secret Message in His Resignation Letter?

After examining Flynn’s letter, two glaring things stand out. First, his strong rebuke of the liberal media over their characterization of the events leading up to his resignation. Flynn describes his calls with the Russian Ambassador as “standard practice in any transition of this magnitude” even though the liberal media has incorrectly suggested such communications violated the Logan Act, which FBI and Justice Department officials insist is wrong.

Second, Lieutenant General Flynn destroys the failed Obama legacy on foreign policy, which has been totally ignored by the media.

In his letter, Flynn explains that President Trump has “reoriented American foreign policy in fundamental ways to restore America’s leadership positions in the world.” The Obama legacy is one of total failure, which Americans rejected wholeheartedly in the presidential election.

Feb 15 08:30

Soros-Backed Group Urges EU to Use ‘Nuclear Option’ on ‘Populist’ Poland

Declaring its conservative government a threat to ‘European values’, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for the European Union (EU) to consider activating a mechanism dubbed the ‘nuclear option’ against Poland.

The election of President Donald J. Trump in the U.S. represents an “overtly nationalistic and anti-rights form of populism” which poses a “serious external threat” to the EU, according to the NGO’s “advocacy director for Europe” Philippe Dam.

Warning that Poland poses an internal threat to the bloc, he says the European Commission should trigger Article 7 of the Lisbon treaty — a never before used legal mechanism which would result in the nation losing its voting rights in the European Council.

Feb 15 07:56

Barack Obama's 'folks' working under Trump blasted for 'causing CHAOS in White House'

AN AMERICAN political commentator dragged Barack Obama's name and administration through the mud as she blamed the recent "leaks" involving Michael Flynn on his associates working for Trump.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One area in which Trump is dangerously naive is that he comes from the world of business, where ones primary loyalty, by default, lies with the boss that signs the paycheck. Obviously, Washington DC politics is something else, where ones loyalties are often hidden from view, directed by ideology, or owed favors, or coerced by compromising information.

Trump is in many ways as naive going into the White House as Jimmy Carter, who was simply not prepared for how dirty and corrupt Washington DC truly is.

The time for expressing dismay with tweets is over. Trump needs to regain the initiative by acting decisively. He has enemies working for him inside the White House, and they must be removed for him to do a proper job.

Feb 15 07:33

New York Times Journalist Fesses Up About Calling the First Lady a ‘Hooker’

After swimsuit model Emily Ratajkowski sparked outrage by taking to Twitter to blast an unnamed New York Times journalist who had referred to the First Lady as a “hooker,” a feature writer at the newspaper has stepped forward and apologized.

Feb 15 07:27

Journalists Go Nuts Over Rehashed New York Times Story

The New York Times published a story Tuesday night claiming that there was contact between associates of Donald Trump and Russian intelligence officials during the presidential race. While the story states that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign and essentially is a rehash of a previous story, journalists have gone bonkers over it.

The Times story, “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence,” cites four current and former American officials saying that phone records and intercepted calls show contact between Trump campaign officials and associates of the president with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election.

Feb 15 07:24

The original 9/11 in 1898

No one reading this is old enough to remember the "Remember the Maine" campaign.

It started with a spectacular explosion in Havana harbor and the sinking of the USS Maine.

It was blamed on "bad guys" who the US conveniently already had detailed plans of attacking.

The real story only came out 90 years later and it probably wasn't in your school history book.

The parallels with 9/11 are chilling.

Feb 14 23:06

Kellyanne Conway faces Ethics Office investigation, ‘retweets’ white nationalist same day

A single day’s series of unfortunate events has left Special Counselor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, dealing with the Office of Government Ethics while also denying she retweeted a white nationalist.
The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) has requested the White House investigate and possibly take disciplinary action against Conway after she promoted Ivanka Trump’s clothing line during a recent televised interview on Fox News.

Feb 14 23:02

Trump ‘told me to go out and talk more’: Flynn’s final interview before resignation

In General Michael Flynn's last interview hours before resigning as President Donald Trump's national security advisor, he said “there were no lines crossed” in his telephone call with Russia’s Ambassador to the US, and called the leaks “a criminal act.”
Trump “expressed confidence” in him, enough anyway, to tell Flynn “that we need to go out and talk more.”

Flynn expressed reluctance to go out and talk more, “But this is ridiculous,” he said. “It’s so out of control. I’ve become an international celebrity for all the wrong reasons.”

Feb 14 22:15

February 13, 2017 Trump Replaces Flynn with Boss of Super Secret Surveillance Contractor

Flynn will be replaced by retired Gen. Keith Kellogg.

Kellogg has an interesting history. In addition to his disastrous mismanagement of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, Kellogg was president of Abraxas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cubic Corporation. Cubic provides diversified systems and services to the transportation and defense markets worldwide, according to MarketWatch.In 2006, The LA Times reported on Abraxas:

In the burgeoning field of intelligence contractors, an especially aggressive upstart is Abraxas Corp., a privately held company that has assembled a deep roster of CIA veterans to handle a wide range of clandestine assignments — including secret work for an elite team of overseas case officers.Sounds pretty much like a CIA front organization operation.If Kellogg replaces Flynn, we can undoubtedly expect an expansion of the surveillance state and its associated industries.

Feb 14 18:52

Obama’s silent knight may be the Trojan Horse he’s looking for

The Obamas achieved many things during Barack’s tenure as President of the United States. None of which are very notable.

Feb 14 16:39

Critics Already Talking Trump Impeachment After Flynn

With Flynn now gone, though, some are asking: What did President Donald Trump know – and when? Flynn appears to have fallen on his sword, writing in his resignation letter that he was apologizing to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. However, that hasn’t stopped people from bringing up the “I” word on Twitter (impeachment):

Feb 14 14:32

Did The CIA Just Stage A Micro-Coup Against Trump Administration?

By Brandon Turbeville

In a surprising turn, it has been announced that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has resigned from his post after allegations surrounding his “inappropriate” contact with Russian officials and his subsequent admission of providing “incomplete” information to the President and Vice President regarding that contact. The resignation takes place amide FBI investigations into Flynn’s phone calls with the Russian ambassador and weeks after the Justice Department sent a warning letter to the Trump administration regarding the potential for Flynn to be subject to blackmail if the allegations were true.

In addition, the U.S. Army was reportedly investigating Flynn for his possible acceptance of Russian money during trips made to Russia in the past...

Feb 14 13:51

DEEP STATE LEAK CAMPAIGN BRINGS DOWN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR MICHAEL FLYNN

After one of the most blatant leak campaigns by national security officials in recent memory, former General Michael Flynn resigned from office as national security advisor Monday evening. The official reason for the resignation was giving “incomplete information” to the vice president and others about a call between himself and the Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak in December. Today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said President Trump lost confidence in Flynn related to his memory and honesty, particularly in reference to what Flynn told the vice president. Spicer also said a legal review was performed by the White House Counsel’s Office which found no legal issues with Flynn’s conduct. Spicer said the fundamental issue was trust.

Feb 14 13:15

Gen. Flynn Ousted From Trump Cabinet, As Hillary Crony Cites “Revenge for Pizzagate”

Is it sweet revenge, or just desserts? Gen. Flynn just fell on his sword... But is there more to the inner-workings and behind stage schemes that led to his demise?

To answer that, you'd have to see the tweets from Hillary Clinton and her senior advisor who've been gunning for Flynn ever since he dared to discuss Clinton skeletons in the closet.

Read more at SHTF

Feb 14 11:56

Trump expects Russia to ‘return Crimea' – White House

Trump has lost his mind or he is not in control of the government!

US President Donald Trump has been tough on Russia and expects Moscow to “return” the Crimea peninsula to Ukraine, the White House spokesman told reporters.

Addressing the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn – hounded by the media over his contacts with Russian diplomats prior to Trump’s inauguration – Spicer pointed out that Russia “seized” Crimea under the Obama administration and that the Trump-appointed ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has “strongly denounced the Russian occupation.”

"President Trump has made it very clear that he expects the Russian government to de-escalate violence in the Ukraine and return Crimea," Spicer said at the daily news briefing on Tuesday. “At the same time, he fully expects to – and wants to – get along with Russia."

Feb 14 07:51

Trump To Unveil "Passive-Aggressive" Currency War With China

While one of Trump's most sincere desires, both during his campaign, and ideologically from his life prior to politics, has been to publicly declare China a currency manipulator - something he promised he would do on day one of his administration - and crack down on the "undervalued" Yuan (even though over the past 18 months, China has been scrambling to prevent further devaluation of the Yuan in light of over $1 trillion in capital outflows in recent years), lately Trump appears to have gotten second thoughts, and after backing off on his intent to negotiate the "One China" policy, now Trump is looking for a way out of engaging China directly in currency war.

Feb 14 07:49

Senate Confirms Steven Mnuchin As Treasury Secretary With 1 Democrat Breaking Party Lines

After nearly a full month has passed since his original confirmation hearing back in mid-January, the Senate has finally voted to confirm former Goldman Sachs banker, Steven Mnuchin, as Trump's Treasury Secretary, adding one more official former vampire squid to the team of Trump's "Goldman Guys." One Democrat, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, broke party lines and voted in favor on Mnuchin resulting in a final vote tally of 53-47. Mnuchin's confirmation once again puts a Goldman Sachs veteran in charge of the Treasury for the first time since Hank Paulson departed the office in 2009.

Feb 14 07:32

A Time Of Great Uncertainty: “There Is A Tremendous Amount Of Volatility In Eastern Europe Politically, Economically, and Militarily”

There is a tremendous amount of volatility in Eastern Europe politically, economically, and militarily. The volatility translates into tremendous shifts in these areas: nations of Eastern Europe are shifting toward either the American/NATO axis or toward stronger alliances with Russia. Although the election of President Trump has the potential to make a total reset with Russia and promises stronger inroads of cooperation between him and Vladimir Putin, there are still some “sore spots” that may hinder that progress.

One of those “sore spots” is named John McCain, Republican Senator of Arizona. Rather than a renewed spirit of détente between the U.S. and Russia, McCain desires nothing more than to start a war with her. Let us first examine some of the major nations in-between: those caught between the U.S. and Russia, yet forced to pick a side, although all have not completely decided.

Feb 14 07:23

Trump mulling early White House staff shakeup, aides say

However, Flynn is not the only adviser or cabinet member that Trump is concerned about.

The president has also complained about Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Politico said, based on conversations with more than a dozen people who have spoken to Trump or his top aides.

Feb 14 07:19

Michael Flynn resigns: Trump's national security adviser quits over Russia links – as it happened

Flynn says he ‘inadvertently briefed the vice-president-elect and others’ over calls to Russian ambassador which reportedly discussed lifting of sanctions

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So much for "Trump has full confidence in Flynn!"

But I still see this as falling under the category of "Back channel discussion", falling short of the legal definitions in the Logan Act. Trump's opponents are trying to drive his administration into chaos, and at the moment they are succeeding. This is where Trump demonstrates that Naivete' I was worried about.

Feb 13 21:27

Gen. Michael Flynn retires as National Security Advisor

Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, has resigned, following a scandal over his ties to Russia.

Trump named retired Lt. General Joseph Keith Kellogg, Jr. as Acting National Security Advisor, according to Flynn's resignation letter.

Feb 13 15:02

Conway: Trump has 'full confidence' in Flynn

President Donald Trump has "full confidence" in White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, a top aide said Monday, despite the fact Flynn has been unable to deny that he spoke about sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office.

Feb 13 13:22

Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii)

Meet my little friend RICO!

Time for a US Citizens Class Action Suit against these AG's and NGO's who are aiding and abetting illegal aliens. Jeff Sessions needs to convene Grand Juries and Indict these folks also. A little American pressure from above and pressure from below

Private persons and entities may initiate civil suits to obtain injunctions and treble damages against enterprises that conspire to or actually violate federal alien smuggling, harboring, or document fraud statutes, under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). The pattern of racketeering activity is defined as commission of two or more of the listed crimes. A RICO enterprise can be any individual legal entity, or a group of individuals who are not a legal entity but are associated in fact, AND CAN INCLUDE NONPROFIT ASSOCIATIONS.

Feb 13 13:15

Report: Kremlin denies Flynn and ambassador discussed lifting sanctions

The Kremlin is denying that President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, discussed lifting sanctions on Russia with the country’s ambassador to the U.S., Reuters reports.

Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general, has seen his standing with Trump become tenuous in the wake of reports last week that he discussed the Obama administration’s sanctions against Russia with the ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, before Trump’s inauguration and misled Vice President Mike Pence about it.

Flynn and Pence had both publicly denied that Flynn’s discussion with Kislyak involved the sanctions, but reporting in The Washington Post, The New York Times and other news outlets indicate that Flynn and the ambassador did, in fact, discuss them, a break with precedent that some experts say might be illegal.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If The Washington Post and The New York Times reported this, then we are a long way off from "in fact."

Feb 13 09:32

IS DAN QUAYLE ALIVE AND WELL IN THE WHITE HOUSE?

Trump just revealed his official inauguration poster and it has a glaring typo

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Oops! :)

Feb 13 09:32

ISRAEL MUST AWAKEN TO THE FACT THAT TRUMP IS NOT THEIR PRESIDENT

‘Trump was not chosen for Israel – he was chosen for the US’

Feb 13 08:36

Trump Announces Japanese Telecom Co. Will Invest $50 Billion to Create 50,000 Jobs in U.S.

In the wake of reports that SoftBank Group Corp. founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son was set to meet with Donald Trump in New York, the President-elect announced that the Japanese telecommunications company will invest up to $50 billion in the U.S. which includes plans to create 50,000 new jobs here.

Feb 13 08:31

Moving at the Speed of Trump

Love him or hate him, the undeniable fact is that President Donald Trump has quickly begun to sanction policies in order to actualize his vision of America’s future. True to his word, Trump is acting quickly on campaign promises and converting them into policies. In his first three weeks as president, Trump has signed a total of 22 executive orders and memorandums. These actions include things like building a border wall, restricting immigration, fighting terrorism, addressing infrastructure needs, reducing regulation, updating trade agreements, and revamping our tax structure.

The net result of his actions is that in his first three weeks, he has set into motion major changes in the way Washington does business. These actions have had an absolutely profound impact on the financial markets as a whole, moving both risk-on and risk-off asset classes to higher pricing.

Feb 13 07:33

Did The Judges Lie: New Report Finds 72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered By Trump Ban

The federal judge who halted President Donald Trump's travel ban was wrong in stating that no one from the seven countries targeted in Trump's order has been arrested for extremism in the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks. In fact, as a new report finds, 72 individuals from the seven 'mostly Muslim countries' covered by President Trump's "extreme vetting" executive order have been convicted of terrorism since 9/11.

Feb 13 07:00

TRUMP IN SHOCK! WHAT EDWARD SNOWDEN JUST TOLD HIM WILL BRING DOWN EVERYTHING!

Feb 13 06:54

The Rot in the System Is Starting to Show. Anti-Trump Hysteria Is the Establishment's Last Stand

A recent article by Gavin McInnis, entitled “Normalizing Degeneracy” has pointed out that several of the organizers of anti-Trump demonstrations have convictions for pedophile offences. In McInnis' opinion, these and many others of Trump's opponents wish to continue the cultural revolution ongoing under the Obama administration, tear down the last vestiges of Christian morality, and legalize all forms of deviancy, including pedophilia.

Feb 13 00:13

Trump: Israeli Embassy Is Not Moving to Jerusalem

by Jason Ditz, February 12, 2017

Following a flurry of regional concern about the possibility, and the direct intervention of the King Abdullah of Jordan, the Trump Administration has sent a message to the Palestinian Authority to assure them that they will not be moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Feb 12 21:52

Different Names - Same Masters: The David Icke Dot-Connector Videocast

I hope he's wrong, but I fear he's right.

Feb 12 18:36

Evacuations Ordered; Oroville Dam Spillway Collapse Imminent

OROVILLE (CBS/AP) — An immediate evacuation has been ordered late Sunday afternoon for areas downstream from the Oroville Dam after use of the structure’s emergency spillway was on the verge of collapse because of severe erosion, according to authorities.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Department issued the evacuation order after the hazardous situation developed. Authorities are concerned the erosion could lead to the failure of the Oroville Dam.

Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

The National Weather Service said at about 4:45 p.m. that officials anticipate a failure of the auxiliary spillway in the next 60 minutes.

Feb 12 18:31

Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Limited Evacuation Ordered Live re-Stream pseudojd from periscope

Started streaming 16 minutes ago

Monitoring the Oroville webcam and related livestream and information

Check with your local authorities.

Feb 12 18:28

Evacuations Ordered Below Oroville Dam; Failure of Emergency Spillway Possible

President Trump! California is going to need you and Federal help id this thing goes because Jerry Brown messed it up!

“Operation of the auxiliary spillway has led to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure,” the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.”

Officials at the Department of Water Resources also sent out an alert saying: “Use of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure.”

Hours earlier at a noon press conference, California Department of Water Resources officials said Oroville Lake is draining without incident and that the amount of water it’s releasing is beginning to taper off, thanks in part to several days of sunny weather and less runoff flowing into the reservoir.

Feb 12 18:25

BREAKING: Fearing collapse of emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, Oroville evacuated

Evacuation center at Silver Dollar Fairgrounds

An evacuation center has been established for Oroville residents at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, according to the National Weather Service. The address is 2357 Fair St.
Butte County sheriff: “This in NOT A Drill.”

5 p.m.

The Butte County Sheriff’ Office released the following statement on Facebook:

This is an evacuation order.

Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

Feb 12 18:22

LIVE UPDATES: Latest on Oroville spillway damage and water releases

Twitter
Drew Bollea
@Drew_CBS13
The water level is going DOWN at Lake Oroville. 902.09 at 4pm now at 901.89 at 5pm . The capacity is 900 #OrovilleDam #OrovilleSpillway
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5:21 PM - 12 Feb 2017
Twitter
umadrants
@umadrants
WARNING: #oroville dam EMERGENCY SPILLWAY in imminent danger of FAILURE by 5:45pm PST.

EVAC IN PLACE LOW-LYING OROVILLE AREA - HEAD NORTH.
5:21 PM - 12 Feb 2017
Twitter
Jessica Calefati
@Calefati
This is what the #Oroville emergency spillway looked like three hours ago. Now, officials saying it could collapse. twitter.com/ca_dwr/status/…

Feb 12 13:48

Morocco Second (Official)

Thanks Carl! I have had the flu bad. This made me laugh so hard I cleared my lungs!

European countries might think that they are the best choice for the second greatest country after the US. But we in Morocco think otherwise. Here's why America First Morocco Second

Feb 12 09:17

Issue an International Arrest Warrant for George Soros Petition

Petition reads:

George Soros is a menace to the free world and stands in the way of making America great again. He is guilty of the following crimes:

1) Financially supports open sedition in major American cities resulting in millions of dollars of property damage as well as loss of life.

2) Attempts to manipulate democratic elections by donating millions of dollars to his preferred candidates.

3) Seeks to curtail American sovereignty. In his own words: "The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States ... Changing [the] attitude and policies of the United States remains my top priority."

4) Is a currency manipulator. Soros initiated a British financial crisis by dumping 10 billion sterling, forcing the devaluation of the currency and gaining a billion-dollar profit.

Feb 12 08:14

Did The Judges Lie: New Report Finds 72 Terrorists Came From Countries Covered By Trump Ban

The federal judge who halted President Donald Trump's travel ban was wrong in stating that no one from the seven countries targeted in Trump's order has been arrested for extremism in the United States since the 2001 terrorist attacks. In fact, as a new report finds, 72 individuals from the seven 'mostly Muslim countries' covered by President Trump's "extreme vetting" executive order have been convicted of terrorism since 9/11.

Feb 12 08:14

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands.

BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was mostly located in Wyoming — about half of which is directly controlled by the federal government.

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All this BLM land ownership is in violation of the Enclave Clause in the Constitution.

Feb 12 07:57

Trump: 21 or Bust

As a registered Independent who voted for Trump, I have values and priorities that have not been traditionally met by the Republican Party or the Tea Party. My deepest sympathies lay with the anti-WTO protestors at the 1999 ‘Battle of Seattle’ and beyond. They used to be the corporate media’s favorite whipping boy until Trump showed up. That is why pulling out of the TPP was unequivocally a great thing, and we have to thank team Trump for setting back the Neoliberal agenda by a few years at the very least. That was one of his first campaign promises fulfilled, which in and of itself clearly terrified people in many quarters, to have a politician actually fulfill a campaign promise. The other feat that must be appreciated by us and by history at large is how Trump used the independent media to win a democratic election fair and square in direct opposition to the corporate media oligarchy.

Feb 12 07:52

How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.

In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

Feb 11 15:12

Deputy to Michael Flynn forced off National Security Council

The Empire Strikes Back! Or! Where the heck is Trump.The Cabinet is on auto-pilot!

Amid growing concerns over national security adviser Michael Flynn's alleged ties to Russia, a senior official on the National Security Council was refused top-secret clearance on Friday, according to a report.

Robin Townley, the senior director for Africa and one of Flynn's closest deputies, was subsequently fired from the NSC, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Politico.

The move, which was reportedly approved by President Trump's CIA director Mike Pompeo, angered Flynn and his deputies, who speculated that the snub was an act of retaliation aimed at their skepticism over the intelligence community's leadership, sources said.

Feb 11 15:11

White House Told To Arrest George Soros

Thousands of American citizens are demanding that the White House issue an International Arrest Warrant for billionaire globalist George Soros.

Feb 11 12:41

Trump’s Foreign Policy at a Crossroads

By Robert Parry

If you wanted to bring sanity to a U.S. foreign policy that has spun crazily out of control, there would be some immediate steps that you – or, say, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson – could take, starting with a renewed commitment to tell the truth to the American people.

If you wanted to base U.S. foreign policy on the firm foundation of reality, you also could let the American people in on who is actually the principal sponsor of the terrorism that they’re concerned about: Al Qaeda, Islamic State, the Taliban – all Sunni-led outfits, none of which are backed by Shiite-ruled Iran. Yet, all we hear from Official Washington’s political and media insiders is that Iran is the chief sponsor of terrorism.

Feb 11 11:42

Kushner Foundation Bankrolls Radical Jewish West Bank Settlers

In recent years, the parents of Jared Kushner – the son-in-law and trusted confidant of President-elect Donald Trump – have donated tens of thousands of dollars to organizations and institutions located in the West Bank settlements, according to their tax forms.

The U.S. State Department has long held that the settlements are an impediment to peace. During the election campaign, however, Trump’s key advisers on Israel challenged this position.

On average, the family donates a few million dollars a year to charitable causes through the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, tax forms for the years 2010 through 2014 show. The average donation is typically in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Jared Kushner – as well as his brother and two sisters – sits on the board of his parents’ family foundation, which was created in 1997.

Feb 11 09:44

Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands It Be Protected From Itself…

Oh, the winning… it’s often too funny. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en banc hearing to review its own decision.

Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Feb 11 08:10

Donald Trump considering 'brand new' immigration order

Donald Trump has said he is considering signing a “brand-new” executive order on immigration, following the court ruling blocking his travel ban on Thursday.

Feb 11 07:54

The Reason The Elite Hate Trump So Much Is Because He Is Opposed To The One World Agenda Of The Globalists

So why is there so much animosity toward Trump? Is it just because he is not a member of their club?

The truth, of course, is that it runs much deeper than that. Ultimately, the elite hate Trump because he is opposed to their demonic one world agenda. Many among the elite are referred to as “globalists” because their eventual goal is to unite the whole world under a single planetary system. These globalists truly believe that they know better than all the rest of us, and they want to impose their way of doing things on every man, woman and child on the entire planet.

So they get really angry when Donald Trump talks of “building a wall” or establishing a travel ban from certain countries because they eventually want a world without any borders at all.

Feb 11 07:37

Fake News: HuffPo Invents a Steve Bannon ‘War’ on Pope Francis

The left-wing Huffington Post stooped to innuendo, slurs, and outright fabrication to manufacture out of whole cloth a dark conspiracy by Donald Trump’s chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon against Pope Francis.

Piggybacking on a baseless New York Times article by Jason Horowitz that imagined close ties between Bannon and “traditionalists in the Vatican,” Huffington Post writer Michele Somerville goes still further, alleging that Bannon is aligning himself “with the ultra-conservative fringe of Roman Catholicism” in order to wage a war on Pope Francis.

Feb 11 07:30

Mysterious Orange Alligator Confuses South Carolina Residents

The carrot-colored alligator immediately prompted jokes comparing the ground-hugging reptile to US President Donald Trump, with locals nicknaming it the "Trumpagator.”

Feb 11 07:27

‘STAY OUT OF EUROPE’ Intimidated EU tells Trump not to interfere with crumbling bloc

The bloc’s foreign policy chief hit out at voices within Mr Trump’s inner circle “saying the European Union is not necessarily a good idea”.

It comes after Eurocrats branded Mr Trump as a leading global threat to the union after his meteoric rise to the presidency.

Feb 11 07:14

Feminist Sweden on Warpath With Trump Over Climate, Women

Donald Trump has never been a media darling in Sweden. During the election campaign he was habitually painted as misogynist, racist and fundamentally anti-democratic. Now that he is US President, Sweden is taking serious action.

Feb 10 16:33

President Trump won’t immediately appeal travel ban halt to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is not currently planning to appeal the decision blocking its travel ban to the Supreme Court, a source familiar with the matter said.

The decision to not go to the Supreme Court comes as the White House is examining several options to save President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration.

Feb 10 14:31

Trump: A New Era of Justice Begins

But who's brain would they use?!

Feb 10 14:11

Trump Nixes Elliott Abrams For Deputy Secretary Of State

President Donald Trump has decided against tapping Elliott Abrams for deputy secretary of state.

According to CNN, Republican sources say Trump denied Abrams the number two post at State.

Feb 10 12:14

Shia LaBeouf’s ’He Will Not Divide Us’ art installation closed due to violence at museum

Actor-turned-performance artist Shia LaBeouf has had his anti-Trump protest installation shut down after it became a “flashpoint for violence.” The New York City exhibit was supposed to last as long as President Donald Trump is in the White House.

The “He Will Not Divide Us” exhibit ? a 24-hour live webcam outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens ? began three weeks ago, the day Trump was inaugurated. It “invited the public to deliver the words ‘He will not divide us’” into the camera, “repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish,” the museum said.

Feb 10 11:14

Andrew Jackson Tough as Old Hickory

Old Hickory is President Trump's model.

I thank God that my life has been spent in a land of liberty and that He has given me a heart to love my country with the affection of a son.Andrew Jackson Firsts, Lasts & Onlys

First president to be a resident of a state other than Massachusetts or Virginia
First Tennessee representative to the U.S. House
First president to ride a train
First president to be assaulted while in office
First president to be the target of an assassination attempt
First president born to immigrant parents
Last president to serve in the Revolutionary War (he participated at age 13!)
Only president to have been held as a prisoner of war
Only president to raise a Native American child—Lyncoya, who was found orphaned after the Battle of Tallushatchee (1813)
Only president to serve in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812
Only president to pay off the national debt

Feb 10 10:41

Report: Trump Looking For New Chief Of Staff


Alex Jones talks with Jerome Corsi about how Donald Trump isn't content with the globalists who have wormed their way into his White House staff.

Feb 10 09:54

ONE ... MORE ... TIME - 8 U.S. Code § 1182 - Inadmissible aliens

Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.

Feb 10 09:14

Supreme Court Reversal Rates: Evaluating the Federal Courts of Appeals

This is the ABA report. They refer to the 9th Circuit as a Rogue Court!

So the Ninth Circuit and the Federal Circuit end up at the bottom of their “class.” Do
reversal rates of 80% and 83%, for the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit, respectively,
compared to a median reversal rate of 68%, call for the label “rogue” courts?

Feb 10 09:10

Women Nationwide Cut Up Nordstrom’s Cards, Plan Boycotts After Political Decision to Drop Ivanka Trump Line

Retail department store Nordstrom’s decision last week to cut first daughter Ivanka Trump’s fashion line has sparked a tremendous backlash from consumers—especially women—who say the company’s move has led them to boycott the store and cut up their Nordstrom’s cards.

Feb 10 09:03

Trump interview with Times secretly supervised by Rupert Murdoch

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch secretly sat in on British politician Michael Gove’s interview with US President Donald Trump, according to an exclusive report by the Financial Times.

Feb 10 07:52

Trump Plays Cat and Mouse with Iran

Iran needs to shrug off the provocations, and keep up their end of the deal. That’s it; just hang tight and stay cool.

Why is the Trump administration threatening Iran?

On February 1, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn announced that the administration was “putting Iran on notice” after it tested a ballistic missile which the US sees as a violation of Iran’s treaty obligations. Flynn’s frigid tone made it clear that the administration is considering the use of military force. But why?

Feb 10 07:49

We Thank Trump for Exposing the Reality of the U.S – Ayatollah Khamenei

In its 200 years of expansionism, the US has paused too seldom and too briefly to consider the culture, history, lives and dignity of other lands.

Leader Khamenei stressed a “dignified” response to threats and bullying.…

In his February 7th speech, Leader Khamenei has wisely rejected the “threats” already issuing from the Trump Administration. Leader Khamenei stressed a “dignified” response to threats and bullying. I wholeheartedly applaud the emphasis on “dignity” and respect—respect for treaties between democratic governments, respect for the cultures and lives of citizens of this fragile, shrinking planet.

Feb 10 07:46

Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup

The chief information security officer for the White House's Executive Office of the President has been removed from his position, sources have confirmed.

Cory Louie was appointed to the position by former President Obama in 2015, charged with keeping safe the staff closest to the president -- including the president himself -- from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers.

But circumstances surrounding his departure, weeks after President Donald Trump took office, remain unclear.

Feb 10 07:43

29 page report from the 9th circuit court on Trump's travel moratorium

Feb 10 07:36

Petition to Arrest George Soros

A trusted old friend sent me a petition intended for the eyes of President Trump if 100,000 signatures can be gathered by Feb. 20th.

Feb 09 13:21

BOOM! MELANIA JUST GOT SWEET REVENGE ON HER HATERS THAT WILL LEAVE THEM PENNILESS AND ON THE STREET!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is why everyone in the Independent Media needs to be careful about vetting stories.

Feb 09 10:20

TRUMP EXPOSES MAJOR LEAK IN THE WHITE HOUSE... INSTANTLY KNOWS EXACTLY WHO'S RESPONSIBLE

President Donald Trump on Saturday accused “Obama people” of working “against our country” by leaking information to the news media about his telephone conversations with world leaders.

Feb 09 09:31

Senate Confirms Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

The Senate confirmed Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general largely along party lines Wednesday evening, ushering in a dramatic shift in the Justice Department’s approach to issues ranging from relations with local police to immigration enforcement to voter fraud.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not to mention investigations into corruption and a certain weak email server!

Feb 09 09:06

Will Trump shift on entitlements?

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said Democratic efforts to tie Trump to campaign comments about preserving entitlement programs miss the mark, and that his talks with Trump show the president is prepared to back entitlement reform so long as current beneficiaries don’t see their benefits cut.

Feb 09 09:05

Trump questions lawmakers' efforts to curb asset seizures by police

In 2016, a group of Republican and Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill, which did not become law, that would have required the government to do more to show that seized property was connected to a crime. Critics have said suspects have few avenues to challenge the seizures and that forfeiture laws were sometimes abused. Police in some cases seize property from people who are never charged or convicted.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am alarmed that Trump wants to continue the police' carte blanche to plunder the innocent public.

Feb 09 08:16

Rand Paul warns neocons will ‘scurry in’ with Abrams, and Kristol says that’s anti-Semitic

The battle against picking Elliott Abrams for the number two position in the State Department is on. Republican Senator Rand Paul played a crucial role in blocking the naming of John Bolton to that position in December– along with Bolton’s mustache, that is–and Paul issued a statement last night titled, “Do not let Elliott Abrams anywhere near the State Department.” It savaged Abrams as a neoconservative who along with his buddies is dedicated to perpetual war.

Feb 09 07:59

Essential context about Trump’s refugee ban – Made in Israel

President Trump has issued an executive order suspending entry to the U.S for people from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran, and Yemen (the order is called “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”). These same countries were the focus of the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015” under President Obama.

While reports on Trump’s ban emphasize that these are Muslim majority countries, analysts seem to have ignored another significant characteristic that these countries share.

With just a single exception, all of these countries were targeted for attack by certain top U.S. officials in 2001. In fact, that policy had roots that went back to 1996, 1991, 1980, and even the 1950s. Below, we will trace this policy back in time and examine its goals and proponents.

Feb 09 07:48

How Trump Can Defeat ISIS

Attacking Iran will not win the war on terror. Working with Russia and Syria might.

If you recall, Trump came roaring off the campaign trail with the foreign policy priority of defeating ISIS, so why the sudden confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran? Though Flynn apparently thinks otherwise, ISIS and Iran are not the same thing at all—they are the exact antithesis of each other.

Feb 09 07:25

German account: "A Putin-understander [Ein Putinversteher] in the White House"

In the election campaign Donald Trump left no doubt that he admires Russian President Vladimir Putin for his strength. While the new US President himself is perturbing long-time allies like Australia through his utterances, from Trump there has not been one word of criticism of Putin's Russia.

In an interview broadcast on Sunday on Fox News, Trump confirmed that he respected Putin. On the objection of the interviewer that Putin was a "killer," the US President replied: "There are a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent? "

Feb 09 06:52

Bullhorns: Trumping

It is still early, but many of Trump’s foreign policy decisions appear to reflect those of Obama. Hostility toward Russia remains and harsh rhetoric is directed towards Iran. Is Trump appeasing the neocons?

Feb 08 13:44

Appeals court says no decision yet on Trump’s travel ban

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said it will “not be issuing a decision” Wednesday on President Trump’s travel ban.

The announcement comes less than 24 hours after the court heard arguments from the Justice Department seeking to overturn a temporary restraining order placed on the ban by a lower court.

The Trump administration has emphasized that the court is ruling on a narrow aspect of the ban—whether it should be in effect immediately—and not on the ban itself.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Title 8 is cut and dried. If the Appeals Court is taking this long then they are trying to figure out some way to get around Trump's legal authority.

Feb 08 12:58

White House Leakers Torment Trump Behind the Scenes: “A Very Dangerous Thing For This Country”

A new drama is unfolding at the White House – it seems that embittered holdovers inside the president’s office and close to his quarters are determined to out the questionable behavior and gaffes from his early administration. An angry President Trump has already blasted moles inside his White House for leaking reports about his angry calls with the presidents of Australia and Mexico, as well as a series of anonymous tweets from a group of self-professed leakers.

Feb 08 12:39

Poland Seeks Massive Nuclear Weapons Arsenal for EU

In what would serve as the launching of the biggest arms race in generations, Polish ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski is urging the European Union to embark on a process of massive-scale nuclear armament, insisting the union needs to be a “superpower” with a nuclear arsenal on par with Russia’s, the largest in the world.

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Feb 08 11:54

Trump rides to Ivanka's defense after Nordstrom dumps her product line citing poor 'performance'

He is tweeting about his daughters business while supposedly in an intelligence briefing.

This morning, President Donald Trump lashed out at the retailer Nordstrom, for dumping his daughter's clothing line.

'My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom,' the president wrote. 'She is a great person – always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!'

The tweet came at 10:51 a.m., 21 minutes after the president's daily intelligence briefing was to start.

Feb 08 09:25

In a Shift, Trump Warns Against New Israeli Settlements as Netanyahu Plots Major Expansion

The White House abruptly changed course in its dealings with Israel Thursday when it issued a statement urging restraint by the Israelis when it comes to building new settlements, a hot button issue regionally and globally. “While we don’t believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal,” the White House said in a statement. A senior administration official also tamped down settlement expansion hopes telling the Jerusalem Post Thursday “we urge all parties to refrain from taking unilateral actions that could undermine our ability to make progress, including settlement announcements.”

Feb 08 09:17

Trump questions lawmakers' efforts to curb asset seizures by police

By Emily Stephenson | WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday there was "no reason" to curb law enforcement agencies that seize cash, vehicles and other assets of people suspected of crimes, a practice that some lawmakers and activists have criticized for denying legal rights.

The issue of civil asset forfeiture, created to disrupt the activities of organized crime groups, arose when sheriffs from around the United States told Trump at a White House meeting that they were under pressure to ease the practice.

Feb 08 09:13

Nigel Farage: The European Parliament is terrified of Trump

Nigel Farage defends President Trump's travel order during speech at European Parliament.

Farage, who made an impassioned speech on the floor of the European Parliament in Brussels in support of Trump’s travel ban order, said that some of his fellow parliamentarians are using that issue as a wedge because of Trump’s position on the EU itself.

Feb 08 09:08

Yemen Withdraws Permission for US Ground Operations

Trump is now a killer of children. The man is losing support fast and by the day with his neocon cabinet and talk of war. Let us see if the Soros sponsored snowflakes step up their violence,which always seems to bring more support to Trump.

The Trump Administration’s claims that a January 29 ground raid in Yemen was a “success” appear to be on increasingly flimsy ground, with the Yemeni government today announcing it has revoked permission for all future US ground operations on their soil.

Feb 08 06:52

STOP ELLIOTT ABRAMS!

The news that President Trump is seriously considering neoconservative Elliott Abrams for the key position of Deputy Secretary of State should alarm all Americans who want to "avoid the mistakes of the past," as Trump put it in his major foreign policy speech. Abrams stands for everything the President said he opposes: regime change, globalism, hostility to Russia, endless wars on behalf of ungrateful "allies."

No matter what you think of Trump, Abrams in a key State Department position represents a grave threat to peace.

In addition, Abrams was indicted and convicted in the infamous "Contra-gate" scandal of the 1980s, when he collaborated in a plot to cover up paying ransom to Iran for the hostages they had taken.

Feb 08 06:40

The U.S. Claim of Domination Over Standing Rock Violates the Treaty of 1851

A succinct statement of the issues facing Standing Rock, written by Jeffrey Ostler and Nick Estes—in a January 16, 2017 ICT column, demonstrated, “There is no question about the accuracy of Standing Rock’s contention that the pipeline is being constructed across lands recognized as Sioux territory under the 1851 Treaty.” This point about the applicability of the Treaty must be made loud and clear—and repeatedly. The Treaty of 1851 sets a baseline against which surveys of lands and pipeline routes or any other project must be measured. The map provided alongside their column makes it easy to see the DAPL project crosses Treaty lands.

Feb 07 20:03

The 'Wild West' of Wall Street: Donald Trump plots 120 day plan to DEREGULATE US banks

DONALD Trump is planning to deregulate banks to pre-Obama conditions in a bid to bring market trading liquidity back.

And he wants to free up regulations covering mortgages to allow working class Americans the right to buy homes without government interference.

In an executive order signed off on Friday, Mr Trump is also giving banks a warning that he will not step in to bail them out if they mess up like they did in 2008.

The moves could see far ranging amendments made to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was signed into federal law by President Barack Obama in 2010.

But they could unleash 'Wild West' conditions not seen since the mid 2000s, if they are implemented without caution, say analysts.

Feb 07 19:18

Mozilla Files Brief Against U.S. Immigration Executive Order

It ain't ideas the people are worried about!

Denelle Dixon-Thayer February 6, 2017

Mozilla filed a legal brief against the Executive Order on immigration, along with nearly 100 other major companies across different industries.

We joined this brief in support of the State of Washington v. Trump case because the freedom for ideas and innovation to flow across borders is something we strongly believe in as a tech company. More importantly it is something we know is necessary to fulfill our mission to protect and advance the internet as a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.

Feb 07 19:17

White House Lists 78 Under-Reported Terrorist Attacks

The topic of under-reported terrorist attacks became a focal point after Kellyanne Conway, Trump counselor, erroneously referred to a “terrorist attack in Bowling Green” that never occurred. She subsequently clarified that she misspoke. The list furthers the Trump administration narrative that the “dishonest press” focuses on the wrong things and is hostile to the White House.

Here’s another Whencast that shows the number of persons wounded or killed in the 78 incidents.

Feb 07 16:12

WH Petition: Create More Jobs By Eliminating Laws Against Bitcoin and Digital Currency Traders and Exchangers

This petition is for President Trump to immediately sign an Executive Order to exempt all Bitcoin and Digital Currency(Cryptocurrency) traders and exchangers from the existing Money Service Business(MSB) and Money Transmitting Business(MTB) laws and regulations.

There are many benefits that could come from this Executive Order, some of them are.....

Feb 07 13:13

The Frozen Ground of US-Russia Ties Is Hard to Till

Much is being said about institutional resistance within the US to any attempt to improve relations with Russia.

Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as US Secretary of State must come as comforting news for Moscow. It augurs well for the Russian-American relationship. It leads to ‘de-escalation’ in the tensions, of which incipient signs appear already.

The veteran Russian diplomat heading the Mission to the United Nations in New York, Vitaly Churkin said on Thursday that he could sense the winds of change in his newly-minted American counterpart Nikki Haley (in comparison with her combative predecessor.)

Feb 07 13:03

Poroshenko’s Last Chance Saloon

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is playing a desperate poker game in which he is gambling his political future with an all-out war in Europe.

In a scene reminiscent of an old Hollywood B-movie Western, Poroshenko appears like a washed-up gunslinger with a lousy hand of cards who is bluffing with empty bravado.

However, the difference is Poroshenko is no gunslinger. And this is not fiction. It is grim reality where lives are suffering from his poker games.

Feb 07 13:00

All the News That Fits the Agenda – Philip Giraldi

Mainstream journalists have betrayed their calling

The Editorial page of The Washington Post newspaper generally holds to its current progressive-dominated program consisting of anti-racism, pro-diversity plus multiculturalism, “choice,” LGBTQ “rights,” and, ironically, constant war. It is not noted for its sense of humor except on Saturday morning when it runs a number of cartoons ridiculing Donald Trump.

Feb 07 11:08

Vice President Mike Pence breaks tie in Senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary

The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.

The Senate historian says it was the first time a vice president had to break a tie on a Cabinet nomination.

Two Republicans joined Democrats Tuesday to vote to derail DeVos' nomination. Democrats cited her lack of public school experience and financial interests in organizations pushing charter schools. DeVos has said she would divest herself from those organizations.

Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska fear that DeVos' focus on charter schools will undermine remote public schools in their states.

Feb 07 10:16

NOTORIOUS BUSH-ERA NEOCON ELLIOTT ABRAMS UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE

The Iran-Contra Affair happened some 35 years ago. A major black eye for the Reagan Administration, it was also the first in a long line of blotches on the record of then-Assistant Secretary of State Elliott Abrams, who was convicted of two counts of withholding information from Congress regarding the affair, pardoned in 1992 by President George H.W. Bush. As a Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, he was a supporter of the US invasion of Iraq, and played a major role in the failed military coup in Venezuela.

Feb 07 09:19

Exclusive — Rand Paul to Oppose Elliott Abrams for State Department Slot

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water!

Feb 07 08:36

Judge’s order to block Trump’s immigration travel ban is ridiculous

He obviously doesn’t like Trump’s immigration travel ban, so he’s cooking up reasons for slapping a temporary restraining order on it.

A freshman in law school could point out holes in those reasons big enough to drive a fleet of trucks through.

Feb 07 08:18

Trump Administration Fails To Back Ukraine

In a telephone conversation, President Trump fails to give strong support to Ukrainian President Poroshenko, as other US officials also signal desire by US to put Ukraine crisis behind it in order to focus on detente with Russia and war against Jihadi terrorism and ISIS.

Though the White House has not yet published on its website a readout of US President Trump’s telephone conversation on Saturday with Ukrainian President Poroshenko, it is clear that it did not contain the strong support for Ukraine Poroshenko must have been looking for.

The conversation took place against the backdrop of intense fighting between the Ukrainian military and the eastern Ukrainian militia around the town of Avdeevka in eastern Ukraine.

The White House is reporting that Trump said to Poroshenko the following

We will work with Ukraine, Russia, and all other parties involved to help them restore peace along the border

Feb 07 08:13

Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

It shall be the policy of my Administration to regulate the United States financial system in a manner consistent with the following principles of regulation, which shall be known as the Core Principles:

Feb 07 07:49

Soros Threatens Trump

Again we see George Soros meddling in affairs of countries he publicly stated he would like to destroy.

Feb 07 07:43

EU Fights Trump - Unia walczy z Trumpem - Max Kolonko Mówi? Jak Jest w MaxTV

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Polish with English subtitles.

Feb 06 14:44

Klein: The Left’s Latest Desperate Tactic – Smear Trump As Mentally Unfit

Since President Donald Trump took office on January 20, a trend has been emerging in which news media outlets have featured articles quoting health care professionals questioning the billionaire’s mental stability in a seeming bid to delegitimize the president.

Feb 06 08:12

Is The Trump Administration Already Over? — Paul Craig Roberts

For twenty-four years—eight years of the criminal Clinton regime, eight years of the criminal Bush regime, eight years of the criminal Obama regime—the world has heard threats from Washington that have resulted in the death and destruction of millions of peoples and entire countries. The Trump administration needs to present a different Washington to the world.

Feb 06 07:46

‘Davos man is dead’ – Ted Malloch, tipped to be Trump’s pick for EU ambassador

As prominent MEPs are slamming US President Donald Trump's choice for ambassador to Brussels, RT’s Afshin Rattansi sat down with Ted Malloch for his personal views on the matter.

RT’s Going Underground host Afshin Rattansi spoke to Trump's pick for ambassador to the EU, Ted Malloch, former Deputy Chief of UN Economic Commission for Europe, and professor at Henley Business School in the UK.

RT: The EU parliament is somehow trying to veto your appointment as the next ambassador to the European Union. What is your reaction?

Ted Malloch: They must not have got the notice that Donald Trump won the American election. Of course, ambassadors are chosen by their home countries to represent those countries and those national interests in foreign capitals, in this case, in Brussels.

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