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Dec 15 08:39

Venezuela took citizens' guns by force—now the people are regretful and helpless against oppression

Six years ago, the Venezuelan National Assembly, led by former President Hugo Chavez, enacted a law to disarm all citizens. Thousands of guns were seized by force, and now many citizens look back and regret that they gave up their ability to fight an oppressive regime, according to Fox News.
The "Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law" took effect in 2013 with little opposition, banning the commercial sale of guns to all except government entities, and resulting in more than 12,500 guns being seized by authorities.

Dec 14 17:49

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Examined By Doctors As MSM And Democrats Push Fake News Story On Meeting With Paul Manafort

By Aaron Kesel

WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange underwent a series of medical exams, Ecuador’s top attorney Inigo Salvador said.

Salvador told reporters Ecuador did not have access to the results of the tests as doctors are forbidden from sharing patient information in the UK.

A lawyer for Assange stated he did not know the results of the medical tests, while further calling on Ecuador to produce documentation proving that the UK would not extradite him to any country where his life would be at risk. Most notably, an at-risk country would be the United States...

Dec 14 13:58

Forensic Investigators Reveal Clinton Foundation Should Have Been Registered as Foreign Agent

The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent ‘early in its life’ and ‘throughout it’s existence’ and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Dec 14 13:46

9/11 Facts Collection … Thanks to Paul Craig Roberts.

According to the laws of physics, this is consistent with controlled demolition. The planning and setup of controlled demolition takes weeks to months and requires unrestricted access through building security.

Dec 14 13:24

GOP 2020 War Plan: Lose The Election

The GOP establishment learned nothing from the midterm elections and is looking to double down on "tax cuts" as their main platform because "suburban women" who shifted left are "apparently unaware of the efforts by the Republicans to boost the economy, cut taxes and add jobs."

You just can't make this stuff up!

Dec 14 13:22

California Effectively Rigs 2020 Democrat Presidential Race to Favor Richest Candidates

California has effectively rigged the 2020 Democratic presidential race to favor wealthy candidates and those with big-money backing by moving their nominating contest from June to March 3rd to compete with Iowa and New Hampshire.

As it takes obscene amounts of money to reach people in California, candidates without huge personal wealth or wealthy backers are going to have even more trouble competing.

Dec 14 13:18

ADL Thought Anti-BDS Laws Are 'Unconstitutional,' Will Create Antisemitism - Backed It Anyways

A leaked internal memo reveals the Anti-Defamation League thought "anti-BDS" laws making it illegal to boycott Israel were "unconstitutional" and would be "harmful to the Jewish community" and give "the appearance that the Jewish community exercises undue influence in government," but they backed them anyways, according to a bombshell new report from the Jewish Daily Forward.

Dec 14 13:14

Pelosi and Schumer Show Their Colors

Say what you want about Trump, but he very honestly said that he was determined to get a border wall, that he preferred to have this discussion in front of the entire world and that he would be willing for the government to shut down over it. Pelosi and Schumer are just as willing to shut down the government over it but unwilling to be honest about it.

Dec 14 13:00

Draconian Gun Control Does not Reduce Gun Numbers or Homicide Rates

Gun control is not about homicides or safety. It is about telling you what the ruling establishment wants you to think.

Dec 14 12:50

Debt Worldwide Hits Record $184 Trillion, or $86,000 Per Person

Global debt hit a record $184 trillion last year, equivalent to more than $86,000 per person — more than double the average per-capita income.

Dec 14 12:01

CLINTON FOUNDATION HEARING: URANIUM ONE & COUGHING LADY

Dec 14 12:00

Clinton And Uranium One Whistleblower's "Explosive" Testimony On Capitol Hill

The session began with GOP Rep. and Chairman Mark Meadows expressing concern over recent reports that donations to the Clinton Foundation had plunged since Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 presidential election - implying that the donors saw no value in contributing to the foundation unless Hillary was in power.

The filings showed that the foundation took in $26.6 million in 2017, a 58 percent drop from the $62.9 million it received the previous year.

“Now several reports suggest that the decrease in donations could reflect a 'pay to play' activity in the years prior to the decline in donations,” Meadows said.

The Clinton Foundation has repeatedly denied all allegations of "pay to play." -Fox News

Notably absent was US Attorney John Huber - the prosecutor appointed by Jeff Sessions to investigate the Clinton Foundation. Meadows said that the Justice Department would not allow Huber to appear.

Dec 14 11:46

Klayman Says Dems Want Impeachment to Win 2020 Presidential Election!

Dec 14 11:34

Bokhari: 5 Whoppers Google CEO Sundar Pichai Told Congress

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Despite testifying under oath, Pichai’s statements were riddled with demonstrable falsehoods — here are some of Pichai’s biggest whoppers.

Dec 14 11:32

The Inequality Gap on a Planet Growing More Extreme

As we head into 2019, leaving the chaos of this year behind, a major question remains unanswered when it comes to the state of Main Street, not just here but across the planet.

If the global economy really is booming, as many politicians claim, why are leaders and their parties around the world continuing to get booted out of office in such a sweeping fashion?

Dec 14 11:31

"Trillion-Dollar" Amazon Execs Blasted By New York City Officials: "This Is Bad" For All Of Us

"We have a crumbling subway system, record homelessness, public housing that is in crisis, overcrowded schools, sick people without health insurance and an escalating affordable crisis," raged New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a Democrat, as council members grilled Amazon executives about the company's plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York during a contentious hearing Wednesday that was interrupted several times by jeering protesters.

"Is anyone asking if we should be giving nearly $3 billion in public money to the world's richest company, valued at $1 trillion?"

As Fox5NY reports, the council members, who have no vote on the project and no apparent path to block it, demanded to know why the city and New York state were offering Amazon up to $2.8 billion in tax breaks and grants to build the new headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens.

Dec 14 11:30

Lessons from ‘The Lobby’ Documentary

While Al Jazeera’s undercover investigation into Israeli influence in the United States, “The Lobby – USA,” was completed in October 2017, it never aired. Though the network’s director-general attributed the problem to outstanding legal issues, many, including journalists involved in the making of the documentary, suggested Qatari censorship of the film – likely resulting from US pressure and Qatar’s desire to curry favor with Washington. (Another Al Jazeera film on Israeli influence in the UK – “The Lobby” – aired in January 2017.) Now, the US version is no longer under wraps: Last month, the Electronic Intifada, in tandem with France’s Orient XXI and Lebanon’s Al-Akhbar, which provided subtitles in French and Arabic, respectively, released the leaked film.

Dec 14 11:28

REVEALED: Trump's inauguration is probed for 'accepting cash-for-access from Middle Eastern nations like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE' after secret recording made by Michael Cohen is found by prosecutors

Federal prosecutors are reportedly looking into whether some of the top donors to Trump's 2017 inauguration gave money in exchange for access to his administration, policy concessions or to influence the administration.

The inquiry is particularly focusing on Middle Eastern donors like Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

According to The New York Times, investigators are trying to determine whether those nations used straw donors to disguise their donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee and the pro-Trump super PAC, Rebuilding America Now, in hopes of buying influence.

Foreign nations are prohibited from contributing to federal campaigns, PACs and inaugural funds by law.

Dec 14 11:27

Trump Inaugural Committee Under Feds' Microscope For Potential Corruption - WSJ

Federal investigators are probing US President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to find out if money donated to it or spent by it was used for corrupt purposes, the Wall Street Journal revealed Thursday.

The committee for funding the celebration expenses associated with Trump's inauguration to the presidency in January 2017 raised a record amount of money: $107 million, more than twice what his predecessor, Barack Obama, raised in 2008, which was itself a record. That money, raised from donations, was spent paying for reservations, caterers, entertainment, and a host of other expenses.

Dec 14 11:25

WashPost Blasts Sputnik Radio For ... Reporting on Injustices Inside the US

A cabal of so-called “Russia experts,” who hail, unsurprisingly, from the intelligence and national security community, accused Sputnik Radio’s Loud & Clear program of being part of a Russian conspiracy to sow distrust of the American criminal justice system.

The group's latest achievement is a unscrupulous puff piece in the Washington Post.

"A group of cybersecurity, national security and legal experts is warning that Russia's efforts to weaken America's democratic institutions aren't limited to elections — but also extend to the US justice system," Bastien Inzaurralde wrote in an "analysis" for the paper that failed to live up to its name.

"The band of experts… is tracking how Russian operatives tend to exploit sensitive issues such as immigration and race in posts designed to drum up backlash to the justice system," according to the paper.

Dec 14 11:09

Discover the Disgusting Truth Behind the Real Political Power in America

The entire “democratic” system that exists within the United States today is a sham.

Dec 14 11:00

Inside Sources Say the State Dept Refuses To Trace Whether Israel Is Using U.S. Military Aid Illegally

Weapons paid for by the United States appear to have been used in the killings of at least 272 Palestinians since 2009.

Dec 14 10:57

Christopher Steele: Hillary Clinton was preparing to challenge 2016 election results

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election.

He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.

His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.

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This is the "new normal" for the American body politic; lie, dissemble, charge the other side with dirty dealings, rather than confronting the problems in your own political "home", and that goes for both sides of the aisle.

Dec 14 10:55

Congress Is Trying to Use the Spending Bill to Criminalize Boycotts of Israel and Other Countries

According to recent reports, congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle are planning to sneak a bill criminalizing politically motivated boycotts of Israel into the end-of-the-year omnibus spending bill.

The bill’s original sponsor, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), is pushing Democratic leadership to include this bill, which has not moved forward thus far primarily because it violates the First Amendment. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are reportedly leaning toward slipping the text into the spending bill, which needs to pass for the government to stay open.

Dec 14 10:54

British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders' Campaign?

The Integrity Initiative, a British pseudo-NGO tasked with running anti-Russian propaganda operation, was recently exposed. Further digging into it revealed a much wider operation. It seems to involve a mole British spies inserted into the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Dec 14 10:48

Corsi Attorney Announces Hearing Date in Mueller Lawsuit

The attorney who filed a $350 million lawsuit Sunday against Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors on behalf of Dr. Jerome Corsi announced Thursday that U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Richard J. Leon has set an initial hearing for the case for January 3, 2019.

The hearing is to determine whether or not Leon, who presided over a 2013 lawsuit brought by Atty. Larry Klayman against the NSA, should hear Corsi’s case because the two are “related,” as Klayman avers.

Although Klayman stated in his press release that Leon “is assigned” to Corsi’s case, he added that “His order setting a hearing on January 3, 2019, is to decide this related case issue…”

“I must decide whether the cases in question are, in fact, related,” Leon wrote in his December 12 order.

Dec 14 10:47

Michael Cohen Says the Donald Made Him Do It. But ‘the Fixer’ Has Always Been a Crook.

Cohen had been years from even meeting Trump when he became a personal injury lawyer representing folks in Brooklyn who filed dubious personal injury claims resulting from suspect car accidents, a hustle then so common in the Brighton Beach section that detectives took to calling an apartment building there “No Fault Towers.”

Cohen’s law practice had also included cashing a $350,000 check made out to him by a Russian hockey player and extortion victim and intended for the girlfriend of an alleged Russian mobster.

As was first reported by BuzzFeed, the six-figure sum in 1999 became the subject of a lawsuit.

Dec 14 10:46

Ann Coulter: Jews ‘Hate White Men’ Like Rest Of Democratic Base

Arch-conservative pundit Ann Coulter is fingering Jews as a key part of a liberal “hate white men” coalition that she claims runs the Democratic Party.

The right-wing talking head posited that Jews and other Democratic voting blocs like LGBT people and black women actually despise one another — but unite around an implicit shared hatred for white men.

“I mean, you have the Muslims and the Jews and the various exotic sexual groups and the black church ladies with the college queers. The only thing that keeps the Democratic base together is for them to keeping focusing on, ‘No, white men are the ones keeping you down. You must hate white men.’” she said on Laura Ingraham’s show. “It’s the one thing they have in common.”

Dec 14 10:44

While Israel kills, the US condemns Hamas

Last week, the United States submitted a resolution to the UN General Assembly condemning Hamas for attacking Israel. The resolution was supported by 87 countries but opposed by 57, with more than 30 abstentions, and so was not adopted because it did not get the two-thirds majority required.

“The United Nations has never once passed a resolution condemning Hamas,” complained the outgoing US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley. “Never. Over 700 resolutions condemning Israel and not one single resolution condemning Hamas. That, more than anything else, is a condemnation of the United Nations itself.”

The failure of the US resolution against Hamas happened on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, 29 November. This is an annual commemoration based on UN Resolution 188 adopted by the General Assembly in 1977.

Dec 14 10:43

If America’s ‘core values’ mean anything at all, then anti-BDS laws must be repealed

Last month, Airbnb, an American company that allows homeowners to list their properties for rental to visiting tourists, announced that it will prohibit listings of properties in Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. The company’s decision was morally and legally correct, not least because of the illegal nature of the settlements and the racism that underpins them.

That the Israeli settlements are built for “Jews only” isn’t the real problem, though. The real problem is that they are built on land and property stolen by Israel’s government from Palestinian Christians and Muslims in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention.

Dec 14 10:42

AIPAC takes newly elected Congress members, CNN’s Setmayer on propaganda trips to Israel

The Israel lobby has been busy taking a wide variety of government officials and opinion makers on fully expense paid trips to Israel this month. The trips cost in the range of $10,000 per person.

Six newly elected House members are on a 5-day visit to Israel, a delegation of northern California “progressive leaders” are on a week-long trip, media commentator Tara Setmayer has just returned from such a trip, and a delegation of southern California progressive leaders returned from their trip earlier this month.

The House participants include liberals and conservatives, Jewish representatives and Christian fundamentalists, Trump supporters and Trump opponents: Tim Burchett (R-TN), Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Susie Lee (D-NV), Elaine Goodman Luria (D-VA), Denver Riggleman (R-VA) and David Trone (D-MD).

Dec 14 10:38

JP Morgan faces potential class action lawsuit after guilty pleas by a former metals trader

Traders from across the U.S. are banding together to accuse J. P. Morgan Chase of manipulating precious metals markets for years.

At least six lawsuits, all making similar allegations against the nation's largest bank, have been filed in New York federal court in the past month, since federal prosecutors in Connecticut unveiled a plea agreement with a former J. P. Morgan Chase metals trader.

The cases could potentially include thousands of people who traded in the precious metals market. The White Plains, N.Y., law firm Lowey Dannenberg is asking the court to combine the cases and name it as the lead.

The law firm's commodities group is led by Vincent Briganti, the attorney who filed the first lawsuit on behalf of Dominick Cognata, a New York resident who alleges he suffered losses due to J. P. Morgan's trading conduct in the silver and gold futures and options markets.

Dec 14 10:37

What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West?

With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen’s confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America’s stage is set for a play that will run two years.

As Democrats test the waters for a presidential run by savaging Trump, the establishment Trump detests and defeated in 2016 will use every weapon in its considerable arsenal to break and bring him down, as it did half a century ago to Richard Nixon.

By spring 2019, Americans will be unable to escape the vitriol on cable and social media. And the outside world will see America again as a house divided. Our politics will be even more poisonous than now, and it is not easy to see what would bring our warring tribes together again.

Dec 14 10:35

The Parasitic Relationship Between Power and the American Media

It’s always good to have our profession honoured, albeit that the living martyrs of journalism should be accompanied by the ghost of another. But the moment I learned of Time magazine’s person of the year front cover – the award going to Jamal Khashoggi and the other “guardians” who have “taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths” – I remembered Spielberg’s movie Bridge of Spies.

When captured Soviet agent Rudolf Abel’s defence lawyer (Tom Hanks) asks Abel (Mark Rylance) if he is worried, he replies: “Would it help?”

The right question. Would it make any difference? Is Time’s choice of its 2018 front page going to change anything? Or was it chiefly aimed at Trump? The raving lunatic in the White House was its “person of the year” in 2016, just before he took office. He said he expected the accolade again this year, and indeed he’s the 2018 runner-up. If he had known this, Khashoggi himself would surely turn in his grave – wherever the Saudis eventually reveal it to be.

Dec 14 10:34

On Israel-Palestine, Four Newly Elected Progressives Vary in Willingness to Walk the Walk

WASHINGTON – As a result of the midterm election, four recently elected women affiliated with the democratic-socialist PAC Justice Democrats will soon be striding through Capitol Hill as full-fledged members of Congress. These four women – Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – have all been touted as “progressive” game-changers for having avoided corporate money during their primaries and for supporting policies like Medicare-for-all and abolishing ICE, among others.

Yet, while these soon-to-be congresswomen support many of the same policies, they exhibit considerable differences when it comes to Palestine, ranging from deepening their pro-Palestine stances, to flip-flopping on it, to remaining largely silent on an issue of great importance to many Americans and others the world over.

Dec 14 10:33

THIS IS HUGE–> PLEASE PASS THIS ON! John Solomon: DIA Holds Document to Exonerate Gen. Flynn – Refuse to Release It! —Hey @RealDonaldTrump

John Solomon: Let me say this about Mike Flynn. In May 2017 there was a document identified to a small number of people in the United State government. It’s in the possession of the Defense Intelligence Agency. For 18 months there’s been an effort to resist declassifying that document. I know that that document contains extraordinary exculpatory information about General Flynn. I don’t believe the president has ever been told about this document. One lawmaker discovered it but he was thwarted by the Defense Intelligence Agency in his ability to disclose it. I think we all should ask for that declassification! Get that out. It may enlighten the judge!

Dec 14 10:32

The Israel Lobby Tried to Weaponize Anti-Semitism to Take down Marc Lamont Hill – and it Backfired

The pro-Israel lobby’s ongoing efforts to weaponize anti-Semitism has been dealt a major blow after a prestigious American university refused to sack one of its professors for showing solidarity with Palestine. Lobbyists inflicted a lot of pressure on the university after Marc Lamont Hill outraged Israel’s supporters and was accused of anti-Semitism when he talked of a free Palestine “from the river to the sea” in a robust speech at the United Nations during a session on the organization’s International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. As a result of lobbyists’ complaints, he was fired as a commentator on CNN before his detractors moved to exert pressure on Temple University in Philadelphia where Lamont Hill is a professor of media studies.

Dec 14 10:31

Did Alan Dershowitz Relinquish His Chair at Harvard Law School — Or Was He Forced Out?

Convicted sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein is not a Harvard alum. Nor is he a faculty member or an affiliate of the University. In fact, he does not even hold a college degree.

But the billionaire — who for years operated a sex ring of underage girls out of his Palm Beach, Fla. home, the Miami Herald reported in a three-part feature Wednesday — nonetheless boasts deep and longstanding ties to Harvard.

Epstein has donated millions of dollars to the University. His money funded the construction of at least one campus building, still standing today. He cultivated cozy friendships with top Harvard administrators including a former University president. And he forged close professional and personal ties to Alan M. Dershowitz, a high-profile professor emeritus at Harvard Law School who also allegedly had sexual relations with a minor.

Dec 14 10:15

POLICING FOR PROFIT: HOW CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE FUNDS LAW ENFORCEMENT

Picture this: You’re driving home from the casino and you've absolutely cleaned up – to the tune of $50,000. You see a police car pull up behind you, but you can’t figure out why. Not only have you not broken any laws, you’re not even speeding. But the police officer doesn’t appear to be interested in charging you with a crime. Instead, he takes your gambling winnings, warns you not to say anything to anyone unless you want to be charged as a drug kingpin, then drives off into the sunset.

Dec 14 10:10

How Nancy Pelosi Has Earned Millions as She Aims to Be Speaker of the House Once More

As the veteran congresswoman representing California’s 12th District, Pelosi is rooted in politics. The daughter of Baltimore’s former mayor and five-term Maryland congressman, Pelosi’s political ambitions began while she was an unpaid intern for a Democratic senator in 1962.

With over a half-century of experience as a civil servant, Pelosi had unpaid roles until she was elected to Congress in 1987. The financial disclosures provided to congress reveals a broad range of potential values for Pelosi and her husband’s combined net worth. Reporting assets with a range of values from $20.3 million and $89.1 million — and debts of $17 million to $79.1 million — the couple could be anywhere from nearly $60 million in debt to over $70 million in the black.

But Congressional news site Roll Call pegs her net worth $16 million — good for the 30th-richest member of the current congress.

Dec 14 10:09

Nancy Pelosi's vineyard makes her fourth-richest Californian in Congress

It can be an odd thing having Nancy Pelosi as your next-door neighbor.

Especially when the House minority leader and her husband open up their bucolic Northern California estate and vineyard on the banks of the Napa River to the likes of Google's Eric Schmidt, wealthy environmental activist Tom Steyer and Gov. Jerry Brown.

"When all the black SUVs are circling around the property — like planes gathering over O'Hare Airport — that is when you know they are here," Susanna Kelham, who owns a winery next to the Pelosi property in St. Helena, told the Los Angeles Times.

That was the scene last year when Pelosi hosted a dinner at the couple's sprawling estate and vineyard about 65 miles north of Pelosi's San Francisco district to close out a two-day conference in the wine country for political heavyweights.

Dec 14 10:09

Nancy Pelosi’s Fortune Explodes

One of the perks of power is that it can help you grow your fortune. For example, take Nancy Pelosi:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.

Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure report released Wednesday. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and about $8.2 milion in liabilities.

For 2009, Pelosi reported a minimum net worth of $21.7 million. …

Pelosi saw her wealth rise due to some stock gains and real estate investments made by her husband, Paul.

It’s helpful to have a seat at the table, so that you know where to invest. Once you’ve invested, power helps you assure that nothing bad happens to the companies you’re invested in.

Dec 14 10:07

Pelosi: House Will ‘Take the First Steps’ to Get Trump Tax Returns in January

Thursday during her weekly briefing, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Democrats will begin the process to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns when they take control of the House of Representatives in January.

Pelosi said that the House Ways and Means Committee will “take the first steps.”

She added, “Yes, there is popular demand for the Congress to request the president’s tax returns. They will have their path as we go forward. I’m sure the White House will resist, so the question is, where do we go from there?”

Dec 14 09:54

MUST WATCH: Jim Jordan GOES OFF During Clinton Foundation Hearing

Dec 14 09:53

Tom Fitton on Haiti, Clinton Foundation Allegations

Dec 14 09:41

Judicial Watch Tom Fitton EXPOSES ???? The Clinton Foundation at House Oversight Hearing

Dec 14 09:41

INVESTIGATION: "Clinton Foundation Not Suitable For Charity Organization" - Financial Investigators

Dec 14 09:40

Mueller to Expand Election Meddling Probe to Mideast Nations in 2019

The Office of US Special Counsel Robert Mueller intends to extend the probe into purported meddling in the 2016 presidential election to the Middle East countries, with the next year likely to see charges against the Donald Trump team over its alleged ties with these nations, The Daily Beast, reported, citing sources.

According to The Daily Beast, the prosecutors will expose Middle Eastern nations’ attempts to sway the US politics in early 2019.

The media outlet reported on Thursday that a number of representatives of the Trump team had already been questioned as part of the new probe, while two sources said that the Mueller office had been mulling issuing relevant charges "for months."

Dec 14 09:39

Christopher Steele: Hillary Clinton was preparing to challenge 2016 election results

British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election.

He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.

His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.

Dec 14 09:28

The House Oversight Committee hearing on the Clinton Foundation

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BUMP TO THE TOP - The whistleblowers start at 2:09

Dec 14 09:23

Michael Flynn Judge Seeks Review Of Key FBI Notes Before Sentencing Decision

The federal judge who will issue a sentence against Michael Flynn next week wants to review FBI documents related to a fateful White House interview that the retired lieutenant general gave to two FBI agents just days into his tenure as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser.

District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on Wednesday ordered Flynn’s lawyers to hand over two documents: a memo that then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe wrote after speaking with Flynn ahead his Jan. 24, 2017 interview with two FBI agents and the FBI summary of notes taken during that same interview.

That summary, known as an FD-302, was compiled on Aug. 22, 2017 by the two FBI agents who interviewed Flynn. It is unclear why the summary was put together seven months after the Flynn interview.

Dec 14 09:22

Chuck Schumer Makes It ‘Crystal Clear’ He Wants No Additional Funding For Border Wall

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer continued with his commitment not to provide additional funding for the border wall while he spoke Thursday on the Senate floor.

“I want to be crystal clear — there will be no additional appropriations to pay for the border wall,” Schumer said. “It’s done.”

Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi got into a heated exchange with President Donald Trump on Tuesday while meeting in the Oval Office to see if they can agree upon a deal to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and various other departments.

Congress previously passed legislation that would fund the federal government for two weeks in order to avert a shutdown. Trump has been facing threats, even threatening to shut down the government in light of the funding bill’s Dec. 21 expiration.

Dec 14 09:21

Trump Defends Flynn – ‘He Didn’t Lie, Mueller Pushed That Claim’

President Trump, responding to new allegations that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was coerced into forgoing a lawyer during an interview with the FBI, claims “he didn’t lie” and it was Special Counsel Robert Mueller who pushed the claim.

“Well, the FBI said Michael Flynn, a general and a great person, they said he didn’t lie,” Trump said at a White House meeting with governors-elect.

“And Mueller said: ‘Well, maybe he did,'” he continued. “And now they’re all having a big dispute, so I think it’s a great thing that the judge is looking into that situation. It’s an honor for a lot of terrific people.”

It is the strongest defense of Flynn coming from the President since new court filings have forced people to look at the handling of the case with fresh eyes. Trump stated last year that he had to fire Flynn for lying to the FBI, but new revelations suggest the general wasn’t afforded a right to counsel and wasn’t aware that he was being officially interviewed.

Dec 14 09:05

U.S. senators flip middle finger to Trump, Bin Salman


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Trump’s administration had urged lawmakers to back continued military support for Riyadh.>>>

Dec 14 05:01

National Enquirer’s surprise deal could imperil Trump

The National Enquirer’s parent company has agreed to tell prosecutors everything it knows about Donald Trump — and it might know a lot.

In a court document released Wednesday, the tabloid publisher, American Media Inc., admitted to coordinating a hush-money payment with Trump’s 2016 campaign, reversing two years of denials. The confession came as part of an immunity agreement with the U.S. attorney’s office in New York, made public shortly after Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison over charges of tax fraud, campaign finance violations and lying to Congress.

But the disclosure might just be scratching the surface.>>>

Donald Trump Is Under The Bus

Dec 14 04:11

Federal prosecutors probing Trump inauguration spending: report

Wall Street Journal reports prosecutors ar looking into whether some donors gave money in exchange for favours.

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether US President Donald Trump's inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107m it raised from donors, the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

The early-stage investigation by the Manhattan US attorney's office is examining whether some of the committee's donors gave money in exchange for policy concessions, influencing administration positions or access to the incoming administration, the Journal said on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Manhattan US attorney's office declined to comment.

Asked about the report, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Reuters news agency the president was not involved in his inaugural committee.>>>

Dec 13 22:27

Senator buys (and drops) thousands in defense stock after pushing Trump for bigger military budget

Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma purchased between $50,000 and $100,000 of Raytheon stock last Tuesday – just days after news broke that US President Donald Trump had decided to back plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending for the fiscal year 2020.

It seems that Inhofe was personally involved in the decision to hike the defense budget, too. When Trump suggested last week that he wanted to downsize parts of the US defense budget, Inhofe met with him and Defense Secretary James Mattis – a meeting which seems to have successfully convinced Trump to back increases in defense spending rather than cutbacks.

Dec 13 17:31

BREAKING: Scott Adams Tells You How Google Is Ruining His Life for Political Reason. Are You Next?

Google has declared war on Scott Adams (Search for his name on Duck Duck Go. Google is doing it intentionally.)

Follow Scott Adams: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays

Dec 13 16:59

Financial Bounty Hunters Testify: Clinton Foundation Operated As Foreign Agent

The Clinton Foundation operated as a foreign agent ‘early in its life’ and ‘throughout it’s existence’ and did not operate as a 501c3 charitable foundation as required by its and is not entitled to its status as a nonprofit, alleged two highly qualified forensic investigators, accompanied by three other investigators, said in explosive testimony Thursday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Dec 13 16:41

HUGE! Clinton Foundation Witnesses Say Huber Team LOST THEIR Evidence — Had to Send It THREE TIMES — Only Interested Cuz of Today’s Hearing

Mark Meadows (R-NC), the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, led the hearing today. Two Clinton Foundation whistleblowers spoke at the hearing today. And Tom Fitton from Judicial Watch also testified.

Meadows told the audience today at the beginning of the hearing that the Department of Justice was unwilling to make John Huber available for the hearing today.

Huber was assigned months ago by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate several controversies about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

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