Archive for September 2017
In what is likely the most underreported story in months, the House Intelligence Committee has quietly subpoenaed the Department of Justice and the FBI, in order to obtain documents relating to “Trump dossier” author Christopher Steele.
Washington Examiner reports:
In the most significant escalation yet in the wrangling between Congress and the FBI over the Trump dossier, the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed the bureau and the Justice Department for documents relating to the dossier, the FBI’s relationship with dossier author Christopher Steele, and the bureau’s possible role in supporting what began as an opposition research project against candidate Donald Trump in the final months of last year’s presidential campaign.
The subpoenas are an indication of growing frustration inside the committee over the FBI and Justice Department’s lack of cooperation in the Trump-Russia investigation.
The committee issued the subpoenas — one to the FBI, an identical one to the Justice Department — on August 24, giving both until last Friday, September 1, to turn over the information.
Neither FBI nor Justice turned over the documents, and now the committee has given them an extension until September 14 to comply.
Illustrating the seriousness with which investigators view the situation, late Tuesday the committee issued two more subpoenas, specifically to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, directing them to appear before the committee to explain why they have not provided the subpoenaed information.
It’s time for those behind the phony Trump Dossier to come forward, and U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro thinks so too. A new report by Fox News says former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele has been ordered to give a deposition in the lawsuit against Buzzfeed over the dossier.
Fox News reports:
The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last year’s campaign has been ordered to give a deposition in a multi-million-dollar libel case brought against a media outlet that published the document.
Former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is fighting the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, of the Southern District of Florida that he must answer questions in the suit against Buzzfeed. A lawyer directly involved in the case said the issue will likely be argued before the British courts where a similar libel case is being heard.
Steele’s London-based company, Orbis Business Intelligence, authored the 35-page dossier while working for American-based Fusion GPS and its founder Glenn Simpson. The document, which was crafted as opposition research for unknown political rivals of Trump, contained salacious charges involving Trump and Russian prostitutes, but none of the claims have been corroborated and most media outlets steered clear of the dossier.
In January, Buzzfeed set off an international firestorm when it chose to publish the entire dossier, which also included seamy allegations involving Russian technology guru Aleksej Gubarev and his companies, XBT Holdings and Webzilla.
Recently, Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm behind the debunked ‘Russian dossier’ to smear Trump refused to tell Congress who the political sources are that commissioned the salacious document.
The Daily Caller reported:
Fusion GPS also stands behind the dossier, a lawyer for the firm said at the end of a 10-hour interview given by co-founder Glenn Simpson.
“Mr. Simpson told Congress the truth and cleared the record on many matters of interest to congressional investigators. He also kept the identities of Fusion GPS’ clients confidential,” Josh Levy, Simpson’s attorney, told The Daily Caller in a statement.
Simpson appeared for the interview after weeks of negotiations between his attorneys and the committee, which is one of three congressional panels investigation potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Here is more background on the now-discredited Trump Dossier.
With just ten days to go before he was sworn in as America’s forty-fifth president, the political establishment went nuclear on President-elect Donald Trump with a double-barreled blast of “leaked” “intelligence” reports by CNN and BuzzFeed.
The documents contained explosive, but unverified, opposition research that alleged intel ties between Russia and Trump and also claims Russia holds sexual blackmail material over Trump.
One of the most outrageous unconfirmed allegations in the report claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President and Mrs. Barack Obama.
And the liberal media and Secret Service and John McCain believed this nonsense?
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Legendary Storm Chaser Jeff Piotrowski Panics Over Irma: ‘Rooftops Will Be Ripped Off, Windows 15-30 Stories High Blown Out’ (VIDEO)
Legendary storm chaser Jeff Piotrowski took to Periscope on Tuesday evening to warn about the devastating impact Hurricane Irma may have on Florida. Piotrowski warned ‘rooftops will be ripped off and windows 15-30 stories high blown out.’
Emmy award winning storm chaser, Jeff Piotrowski, just did a gloomy Periscope, warning people to evacuate Florida, saying a storm of this magnitude will lay waste to wherever it hits.
“You don’t want to experience it. I promise you.When your house starts coming apart and your buildings and walls start collapsing, the boards start punching through the house like torpedoes, like missiles — it’s unbelievable what’s going to happen.”
Having experienced some of the major hurricanes in person, Jeff painted a grim picture of roof tops being torn off, both house and hotels, windows blowing out up to 15 to 20 stories highs — power failures and ‘catastrophic’ damage that will take months to repair.
Texas hasn’t even begun rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey and Florida is already threatened by Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 storm may cause major damage to South Florida. As the storm hurdles towards the U.S., NOAA’s sent a “Hurricane Hunter” airplane to fly through the eye of Irma to collect data.
Video source: CNN
CBC has more on the devastating impact Hurricane Irma may have on the Caribbean, as well.
Hurricane Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday on a path that could eventually take it to the United States.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma was a “potentially catastrophic” storm with maximum sustained winds of 285 km/h as it bore down on the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda. It was centred about 365 kilometres east of Antigua in the late morning and moving west at 22 km/h.
The centre said there was a growing possibility that the storm’s effects could be felt in Florida later this week and over the weekend, though it was still too early to be sure of its future track.
If it stays on track and reaches the Florida Straits, the water there is warm enough that the already “intense” storm could become much worse with wind speeds potentially reaching 362 km/h, warned Kerry Emanuel, an MIT meteorology professor.
“People who are living there (the Florida Keys) or have property there are very scared, and they should be,” Emanuel said.
Illegal Aliens and their supporters held a demonstration Tuesday in New York City in front of Trump Tower.
The far left crowd shut down traffic as they always do.
At least 30 people were arrested including 9 illegal aliens.
DACA protesters also popped up at the Brooklyn Bridge later Tuesday evening. Thousands marched across the bridge and bragged about shutting it down as they sat in the middle of the street in a line. One report says at least 8 protesters have been arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge.
Liberals continued their tantrum into Tuesday evening as they marched over the Brooklyn Bridge in NY.
Protesters brag about shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge as they sit on the ground in a line:
— NYIC (@thenyic) September 5, 2017
— Lucas Waldron (@lhwaldron) September 6, 2017
— NYIC (@thenyic) September 5, 2017
Marching to the Brooklyn Bridge:
— AAFSC (@AAFSC) September 5, 2017
NYIC is reporting a group of protesters have been arrested at the Brooklyn Bridge.
— NYIC (@thenyic) September 5, 2017
Protesters getting arrested:
— Michael George (@mgeorge4NY) September 5, 2017
Marching across Brooklyn Bridge:
— NYIC (@thenyic) September 5, 2017
Birdseye view of the protesters:
— Cary Kaplan (@chunterkap) September 6, 2017
Videos via thenyic Twitter
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TGP EXCLUSIVE: Yellow Red Sparks Pens Song Railing Against Liberal WH Press Corps “A Song for Lucian”
Recording artist and thoughtful supporter of President Trump Yellow Red Sparks penned a beautiful new song about the Gateway Pundit’s own Lucian Wintrich, tackling the suppression of his questions in the White House briefing room titled “A Song for Lucian”.
The structure of the song and the lyrics do a wonderful job of not falling into the trappings so many songs discussing politics do, meaning: Yellow Red Sparks found a way to merge humor, timelessness, and an articulate attention to the current political climate into one spirited tune.
Commenting on the powerful nature of music in the day-to-day lives of individuals and the impact it can have culturally and politically, Yellow Red Sparks pointed out that:
“Songs are powerful vehicles that can deliver messages very quickly and I want to help provide that outlet. Most people don’t read the same book multiple times within a day or within a year for that matter, but a single song can easily be on repeat for weeks. Problem is that a lot of the “pop” music that has been pushed for decades is complete garbage and it has a dumbing down effect on our culture. Music breaks down barriers. It can transfer raw emotion and universal feelings from one person to the next within seconds. If we can add substance to the art consumed by the masses, then we can change the culture. This has to start in our own homes.”
In the war to save this country, music and the arts in general are of paramount importance, and so Yellow Red Sparks is embarking on a journey to connect artists, audiences, and the American people. He is offering up his talents to those that wish to be part of the cultural shift, and he hopes to inspire and work with others in the movement that are looking to “claim their voice,” as he sings in his latest piece.
Speaking on the nature of discrimination in America today and media censorship:
“My passion and my gifts are melody and songwriting. My concern and activism live in the areas of free speech, free thought, and individual responsibility. So, when I see friends like Ali Akbar being discriminated against for political views or Lucian Wintrich and The Gateway Pundit having their questions virtually shut out within the WH Press Corps, I feel a duty to help articulate what myself and others are feeling through those experiences.”
“People are starving for genuine dialogue and conversation today. It can’t be faked. It can’t be spun,” Yellow Red Sparks points out, “And once people feel that for themselves, there is no going back. There are literally tens of millions of people within the USA that have felt like their voice is insignificant and that their beliefs don’t matter. And whether or not you personally agree with those beliefs or opinions is beside the point. If we can’t allow each other to have the freedom of expression through different thoughts, media, opinions or feelings, then we do not have a free society.”
Read the lyrics to “A Song for Lucian” below:
This has gone too long
Just a boy from the city to the swamp
So let’s escalate
Yes from all of our opinions to debate
And who are you calling on next time
I said, “who are you calling on next time?”
No, I do not feel that there’s a choice
Asking all the same questions
It’s either Russia or another allegation
How can this base ever claim it’s voice?
So I’ll keep asking why
While these talking heads act as if they’ve tried
Or I’ll reformulate
What it is that makes our country this great
While everyone’s literally a nazi
Ya kno, Russia is nothing but a Ponzi
Asking us to pay for your mistakes
New York fakers or the WaPo
While Gateway is treated like gestapo
Lucian you’d better hurry there’s ketchup on a steak
News said there’s ketchup on a steak
I will stand my ground
There’s no chair for me, so either way I’m not sitting down
Got some Q’s for you
I may not ask what you’d like me to
But only then can we find the truth
So I’m asking you a question
How many “Great Agains” in this administration?
And if there is not one — How many applied?
Waiting for an answer on Kelly
Or are ya scared Acosta’s gonna get jelly?
And who is being fed General lies?
And where are the ties?
You can follow Yellow Red Sparks on Instagram and Twitter. Support him via iTunes or Spotify and read his motivating piece calling on artists to speak up and act in the interest of the nation.
Forest Fires Rage As 747 Supertanker is GROUNDED – Forestry “Service” Won’t Give It Permission to Battle Fires
Originally designed 13 years ago, the 747 Supertanker was intended to be the biggest forest fire fighting weapon the world had ever seen. Evergreen International Airlines, based in McMinnville, Oregon, took one of their cargo 747’s, and redesigned the interior with firefighting equipment. There was even room in the top part to house a logistical command center, chock full of computers and other equipment to analyze and manage the firefighting operations.
The only problem was when the government came along to “help”. Though the plane had been approved by the FAA in 2006, it sat dormant. The US Forestry Service refused to contract it, opting instead to use smaller planes, with much smaller capacity for water or chemical fire retardants, even as small as 1/8th the capacity. Though the plane itself costed more to operate than the smaller planes, this was offset by the massive capacity, speed, and overall efficiency.
Evergreen Aviation eventually went bankrupt in 2013, due in part to the investment into the Supertanker which never paid off. Their converted 747 sat in the desert for a few years, until a new company, Global Supertanker, came along and purchased the plane. They removed the equipment and transferred it all to a newer model 747, the -400 version.
Except the government decided to “help” again. According to an article on CBS News, the U.S. Forestry “Service” ONLY took bids for fire fighting planes with between 3,000 and 5,000 gallon capacity. The Supertanker can hold nearly 20,000 gallons, which is almost twice what a DC-10 based tanker can hold, which is about 11,000 gallons.
The CBS article continues:
“We’re the very largest in the world — there’s nobody out there that comes close,” said Jim Wheeler. His company, Global SuperTanker, turned a 747-400 series passenger jet — one of the biggest in the sky — into the world’s largest fire extinguisher.
“We can drop a line of retardant about three kilometers long, about a mile-and-a-half,” Wheeler told CBS News correspondent Mark Strassmann, as the plane performed a test run in Colorado last fall.
But in this country, it’s virtually worthless unless the U.S. Forest Service gives it permission to fight fires — something the agency has yet to do, even though the plane was certified by the FAA last September, and has since fought fires in Chile and Israel.
“The frustration factor is exceptionally high,” Wheeler said. “It’s very hard to watch property burn and lives lost, and we can’t get in and help.”
In May, the Forest Service issued a request for new airtankers, but said it would only give contracts to planes with a dispensing capacity of between 3,000 and 5,000 gallons. The supertanker can drop more than 19,000 gallons of water or retardant at a time.
As wildfires continue to ravage Rocky Mountain and west coast states, the governors of these states have hardly uttered a peep about the Supertanker. While Global Supertanker has been awaiting approval in the US, it has been hired to fight fires in Israel and Chile.
Thanks a lot, government bureaus!
Here’s an old promo video from Evergreen International Aviation:
Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” talk show host Dennis Prager took aim at the movement currently underway in the country against statues. Prager told host Tucker Carlson that effort was characteristic of the left, which is to fight “made-up evils.” “Those who do not fight real evil, fight statues,” Prager said. “This is part of a rule of life I established many years ago. I think it is a defining characteristic of the left, not of liberals necessarily, but of the left. And that is they don’t fight the biggest evils. They fight made-up evils instead. They didn’t fight communism. They fought anti-communism. They don’t fight Islamism. They fight Islamophobia. This is another example of that.” “Real evil — the left is AWOL,” he added. “Statues — they don’t fight back, and they’re immobile. You’re not going to get hurt smashing a statue, so this is their big battle.” Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
President Donald Trump signed emergency declarations in advance of Hurricane Irma for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On Tuesday, Hurricane Irma grew to a major Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185 mph. President Trump’s declarations allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to respond as quickly as possible after the storm moves through the affected areas. “Specifically, FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide, at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency,” the White House announced in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “Debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct Federal assistance, will be provided at 75 percent Federal funding.” The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Hurricane Irma is moving to the west (280 degrees) at 15 mph. As of the 8 p.m. AST bulletin, officials reported the storm is located 85 miles east of Antigua. The barometric pressure continues to fall and is currently at 27.05 inches (916 mb). The NHC reports: A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis * Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten * Saint Martin
By now it is crystal clear: the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was simply a way for President Obama to force his successor to make an unpopular decision. For all the pejorative “populist” talk about President Trump, his predecessor could not countenance something he regarded as unpopular, especially to his base, and a potential future base of the Democrat Party. The Obama doctrine across many aspects of his presidency was simply to kick the can down the road. That’s why within months we have heard of Trumpism, even Bannonism, but rarely did the world ever contemplate what ‘Obamaism’ was. The man was just another in a long line of tepid presidents since Ronald Reagan. But kicking the can down the road on DACA was in the policy’s very name. Deferred. Not cancelled. Postponed. Not abolished. Even so, the conditions under which DACA beneficiaries were allowed to remain the country were scarcely heinous on either side, if you set aside the rule of law, forget that these sorts of policies impact different states differently, and of course want to persuade the world that your legal immigration system is obviously the worst route through which to pursue U.S. residency. Besides all that, the
You Just Can’t Make This Up: Planned Parenthood CEO Says We Believe Every Person Has a Right to Live
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards sent out a memo today to supporters condemning the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA.
Cecile Richards says Planned Parenthood believes every person has the right to live.
This was an odd statement considering in 2015–16 the group carried out more than 328,000 abortions.
Life News reported:
Cecile Richards is upset that Trump ended DACA because the Planned Parenthood abortion business will get fewer customers as a result. She says she is “heartbroken” by the decision.
As everyone knows, the Planned Parenthood abortion company has a long history of preying on minorities to sell abortions. It has frequently located its abortion centers in historically minority neighborhoods in order to prey on Black and Hispanic women.
In an email sent to the abortion company’s supporters today, Richards indicated she is very upset that Trump for ending the DACA. The email makes it very clear that Planned Parenthood hopes to continue it’s attempt to keep Black and Hispanic women in its corner so it can sell them abortions down the road…
…Richards, as she is prone to do, offers one of her incredibly ironic statements. It appears she really never fully understands the words she is uttering in light ofher role presiding over the biggest abortion business in the world.
“Here at Planned Parenthood, we firmly believe that every person has the right to live, work, and raise a family freely and without the threat of deportation or separation,” she says.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s decision to wind down former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is a “cruel betrayal” to more than 800,000 DACA recipients, at least 200,000 of whom live in California. She also accused Trump of siding with “division and hate.”
Gutierrez Unhinged After DACA Repeal: WH Chief Kelly ‘Disgrace to Uniform,’ Trump Endorsing ‘White Supremacy’
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), one of the most vocal pro-amnesty voices in Congress, claimed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration is essentially endorsing “white supremacy” by winding down former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty.
The mom admitted she died of a heart attack in an NBC interview:
Heather Heyer's mom said in an NBC interview she died of a heart attackhttps://t.co/23UpWuARQk
— Hunter Wallace (@occdissent) September 5, 2017
I found her. https://t.co/Tw81iMAAkb that pic i posted, you can see the antifa doing cpr on her. Read the article. 100% confirmation.
— The Cat Is Awake (@thecatisawake) September 5, 2017
Heather Heyer is not the woman in the aqua looking shirt who is hurled over the grey car when James Fields Jr. crashed into it. The Antifa medic who performed CPR on Heather Heyer said she had a leg wound. She seems to have died of heart failure though.
We’ve been looking at the wrong victim. Heather Heyer was dressed in black.
We can’t find any information about Heather Heyer’s injuries or an autopsy. She does seem to be a very large woman though. My guess is that she was at least 250 pounds lying on her back in 90 degree heat. It is reasonable to wonder if her health had something to do with her death.
I can’t tell if Heather Heyer was injured by the car crash any worse than anyone else particularly when Fields put the Challenger into reverse when it was under attack by baseball bats. Why was Andrew Anglin banned from the internet for pointing this out?
Note: To my knowledge, no else has died in these incidents when protesters are in the street and get run over. It happens quite frequently. I know there have been two such incidents in St. Louis alone since June. Missouri even passed a state law to deal with the issue.
Update: The CPR is after 7:10 in this video.
Skip to 0:38 in this video where is down. Is she even hit by the car?