Archive for October 2017
“Never Trump” establishment Republican Peter Wehner urged his fellow establishment elitists on Monday to confront the grassroots populists, “the Breitbart people,” and the “Bannonites” who have all the momentum on their side. Appearing on Morning Joe, which is the ideal show to use to address his fellow elites in the 3.8 percent, Wehner said his fellow low-energy establishment Republicans need to “have the energy” to “fight” the “populists and the Bannonites and the Breibart people” because “all the energy is on their side.” Looking as constipated as his fellow elitist establishment Republican Bill Kristol, Wehner urged establishment Republicans to articulate “the vision of a moral good that lifts people’s hearts and captures their moral imagination.” Wehner, who has trashed the grassroots conservative Tea Party movement and enabled the legacy media to conveniently use him as their useful moron, previously suggested that anti-Trump Republicans form a “shadow government during the Trump era, with the elevation of alternative leaders on a range of matters.” Milquetoast, insular, and tone-deaf establishment Republicans think voters just want more tax cuts for the super rich, more foreign interventions abroad where other people’s children make the sacrifices, more lopsided trade deals that put America last, and amnesty for illegal
Bannon: Corker an ‘Absolute Disgrace’ — If He Has Any Honor or Decency, ‘He Should Resign Immediately’
Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon excoriated Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) for the remarks he made about President Donald Trump in an interview with The New York Times. According to Bannon, Corker was “an absolute disgrace” for making giving those comments to the Times, and therefore, he should resign from the U.S. Senate immediately. Partial transcript as follows: HANNITY: He’s so arrogant. He’s such an elitist snob. He’s the swamp. The senate hasn’t done a thing, Steve. Nothing. BANNON: The American people see right here. This is the way – this is what they think about President Trump behind closed doors. He happened to tell The New York Times exactly what he thought. It is totally unacceptable. In a time of war, we have troops in Afghanistan, in the Northwest Pacific in Korea. We have a major problem. It could be like World War I. In the South China Sea, in the Persian Gulf – we have American lives at risk every day. He tweets on Sunday that it’s like the adult center and somebody didn’t have the morning shift. Then he has the audacity to go to The New York Times? HANNITY: He did not
Bannon: Corker Should ‘Resign Immediately’ After Revealing GOP Establishment Wants to Nullify ’16 Election
Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon called on Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) to "resign immediately" on Monday evening after Corker revealed on Sunday that Bannon was right when Bannon said the Republican establishment wants to “nullify the 2016 election” in which Donald Trump won the White House by aggressively running on an economic nationalist agenda.
Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offered a preview of what to expect from him in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections. Bannon explained to host Sean Hannity he was “declaring war” on the Republican establishment and said that no incumbent was safe, adding that “just voting” was not good enough and a sense of urgency was required. Partial transcript as follows: HANNITY: Is this a fair statement – is Steve Bannon declaring war on the establishment that are not for the working men and women in this country? BANNON: A hundred percent. We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the president of the United States. And that is an agenda that we know that backs the working men and women of this country. HANNITY: You know what McConnell did in Alabama – (CROSSTALK) BANNON: Karl Rove, Steven Law – these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore. There’s a new game in town. We are to cut
Fashion Designer Donna Karan Defends Weinstein – Says Women ‘May Be Asking For It’ by Dressing Seductively (VIDEO)
As previously reported, embattled Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is the subject of a devastating expose detailing decades of sexual harassment.
So far the Hollywood elites have yet to condemn serial predator Harvey Weinstein.
Even worse, fashion designer, Donna Karan DEFENDED Weinstein in an interview on Sunday. She also took women back several decades by suggesting the accusers were ‘asking for it’ by wearing seductive clothing.
Hollywood literally worshipped Weinstein. Gross.
In March 2012 Hollywood actress Meryl Streep praised serial predator Harvey Weinstein as “god” at the Golden Globes.
The audience loved it.
Last Thursday, The New York Times blew the roof off of the decades long ‘open secret’ in Hollywood that Harvey Weinstein was essentially a sexual predator who preyed on young starlets. Weinstein reportedly paid off several sexual harassment accusers over the years.
An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
During that time, after being confronted with allegations including sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact, Mr. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, according to two company officials speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Fashion designer Donna Karan said during a red carpet interview at the CinéFashion Film Awards on Sunday that Weinstein and his wife are wonderful people. She also suggested his female accusers are to blame for their seductive dress. How ‘liberal’ of Donna Karan to blame the women. Certainly she’s a staunch feminist.
Via The Daily Mail:
‘I think we have to look at ourselves. Obviously, the treatment of women all over the world is something that has always had to be identified. Certainly in the country of Haiti where I work, in Africa, in the developing world, it’s been a hard time for women.
‘To see it here in our own country is very difficult, but I also think how do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality and all the sexuality?
‘And what are we throwing out to our children today about how to dance and how to perform and what to wear? How much should they show?’
Steve Bannon: “It’s a New Game in Town. We’re Going to Cut Off the Oxygen to Mitch McConnell” (VIDEO)
Former Trump Strategist Steve Bannon went on with Sean Hannity to discuss his plans for the next year and the Washington elites better take notice.
Steve Bannon told Sean, “We are going to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell.”
Steve Bannon: By the way these guys work three days a week. The American people, now, they’re working two jobs. Their wives are working two jobs. They know the urgency out there on the economic hate crimes that have been perpetuated on the American working men and women in this country because of the trade deals… We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the President of the United States and that is an agenda that we know backs the men and women of this country.
Sean Hannity: So this is basically a war because you know what McConnell did in Alabama.
Steve Bannon: Karl Rove, Steve Law, they should get the joke because their donors are coming to us because they’re tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore. It’s a new game in town. We’re going to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell… We are going to win.
And we are with you 100% brother Steve!
President Donald Trump’s private visit to the trauma center that received many of the most critically wounded Las Vegas shooting victims was “very genuine” and boosted the morale of the patients and hospital staff, according to Dr. Douglas Fraser, chief of trauma surgery at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
An active shooter has been reported at Texas Tech. One Police Officer has allegedly been shot dead.
Suspect Hollis Daniels is in custody, according to The Daily Toreador.
The suspect has been taken into custody.
— The Daily Toreador (@DailyToreador) October 10, 2017
According to reporter Sarah Self-Walbrick Hollis Daniels is the suspect. Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook has confirmed the identity.
Texas Tech is on lockdown after an Tech PD officer was shot and killed. Suspect Hollis Daniels is on the loose. pic.twitter.com/Dh2rFwc2Ov
— Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) October 10, 2017
This is from Texas Tech spokesman Chris Cook.
— Sarah Self-Walbrick (@SarahFromtheAJ) October 10, 2017
The suspect was in custody when he pulled out a gun and killed the officer.
Texas Tech shooting suspect, Hollis Daniels, was in custody when he pulled gun and killed police officer. pic.twitter.com/brq1HNYw1L
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 10, 2017
Another photo emerges of Hollis Daniels, a 19-year-old student, suspected of fatally shooting Texas Tech police officer.
Another photo emerges of Hollis Daniels, a 19-year-old student, suspected of fatally shooting Texas Tech police officer. pic.twitter.com/m99zzy9rMG
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 10, 2017
Emergency update. The current situation is ongoing. Continue to shelter in place. More info as it is available. https://t.co/jOFvYnGgL6.
— Texas Tech (@TexasTech) October 10, 2017
— KSLA News 12 (@KSLA) October 10, 2017
Avoid 19th and Boston. Suspect still on the loose. pic.twitter.com/kREju9EHRM
— M.A. Cantu (@MichaelCantuDT) October 10, 2017
Heavy police presence near 4th and Flint. Close to Tech PD. pic.twitter.com/OdXXHFuFHY
— M.A. Cantu (@MichaelCantuDT) October 10, 2017
BREAKING: Texas Tech campus is currently on lockdown with a shooter still at large on campus. pic.twitter.com/pckYaNEN60
— The Daily Toreador (@DailyToreador) October 10, 2017
TEXAS TECH: "A shooting has been reported at TTU Police Department. Shooter is at large. The campus is on lockdown. Take shelter." pic.twitter.com/vPKUpnduvI
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 10, 2017
A Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed. SWAT officers are searching for the suspect.
— WCPO (@WCPO) October 10, 2017
A Texas Tech police officer has been shot and killed at Texas Tech Police Headquarters.
It happened around 8 p.m. on Monday night at Texas Tech Police Department headquarters, 413 Flint Avenue.
Texas Tech campus is on lockdown, everyone on campus should shelter in place.
Early reports say the shooting suspect is 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans.
The inside of the building has been cleared and a SWAT team is assisting with the search.
Everyone is advised to avoid the area of 4th & Flint.
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Florida Republican lawmaker Matt Gaetz is calling on the US Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office.
Congressman Gaetz went on with Liz Wheeler on OANN to discuss ending the NFL tax breaks.
Rep. Matt Gaetz is calling on Congress to end the tax-exempt status of the NFL’s business office in the wake of controversy over players and team owners kneeling during the national anthem.
Gaetz, Northwest Florida’s Republican congressman, took to the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday and said players have a constitutional right to free speech, but Americans shouldn’t subsidize a sport whose players act unpatriotically.
“When people kneel during our national anthem, they don’t simply indict the issue with which they have some particular grievance,” said Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach. “They indict our country, our service members, our first-responders, our founding fathers and the principles that made this country great.”
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Collusion Narrative Death Blow: New Documents Confirm Trump Jr’s Account Of Infamous ‘Russia Meeting’
Russian lawyer Natalia Natalia Veselnitskaya told NBC News she was not with the Kremlin as was reported by The New York Times. She confirmed her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. was about Russian adoptions in the US.
Despite the screaming headlines this was all just another nothingburger.
The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. during the presidential campaign denied in an exclusive interview with NBC News that she had any connection to the Kremlin and insists she met with President Donald Trump’s son to press her client’s interest in the Magnitsky Act — not to hand over information about Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
“I never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton. It was never my intention to have that,” Natalia Veselnitskaya said.
When asked how Trump Jr. seemed to have the impression that she had information about the Democratic National Committee, she responded:
“It is quite possible that maybe they were longing for such an information. They wanted it so badly that they could only hear the thought that they wanted.”
Trump Jr. has confirmed that the meeting occurred, saying in a statement to The New York Times that he attended “a short introductory meeting” with the lawyer, where the topic of conversation was primarily about adoption.
Here’s the video:
He added that even if there was poliitical collusion with the Russians this is not a crime.
Gregg Jarrett: Look it’s not a crime to meet with a Russian or a Russian government official or a Russian lawyer connected to the government.
In September, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted a statement following his 5+ hour meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I met with the Senate Judiciary Committee today. I am thankful for their professionalism and courtesy,” tweeted Trump Jr.
I met with the Senate Judiciary Committee today. I am thankful for their professionalism and courtesy. pic.twitter.com/zIYkNOd4Zn
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 7, 2017
Police Dramatically Change Las Vegas Shooting Story: Now Say Guard Was Shot In Hallway Before Concertgoers
Rev. Al Sharpton thinks it is “outrageous” ESPN is suspending “SC6” anchor Jemele Hill over her tweets calling for a Dallas Cowboys boycott because owner Jerry Jones is requiring players to stand for the national anthem. “First of all, Jemele Hill and anyone else has the right to express their views,” Sharpton told TMZ Sports. “To try and silence her will not silence many of us that feel what Jerry Jones has done is put the Cowboys players in a position of either I must sell my right to express my feelings, my freedom of speech, my right to protest in order to do my trade and do my business. That is, in my opinion, disrespecting what the flag is supposed to stand for.” “We will not be shut down and we will not be suspended and we will not stand for her to be suspended,” he added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Thank God for Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch recently announced they received documents from the IRS revealing the Obama IRS coordinated with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Obama White House Behavioral Sciences “Team” in a $5 million program to pressure Americans to sign up for Obamacare.
Even worse, the documents also contain inter-agency agreements between the IRS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) devised to circumvent potential legal prohibitions on unauthorized disclosure or inspection of taxpayer information collected by the IRS, says Judicial Watch.
If Obamacare is so great, why did they have to bully and threaten Americans like a mafia shakedown?
Via Judicial Watch:
The documents were produced under court order in an April 2017 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the IRS and HHS filed after agencies failed to respond to November 2016 FOIA requests for:
- All records concerning IRS efforts to reach out to individuals who either claimed an exemption or paid a penalty for failing to purchase mandatory health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Such records include, but are not limited to, communications, policies, and procedures pursuant to such efforts;
- Samples of any letters, notices or other materials prepared and/or sent to taxpayers encouraging the purchase of mandatory health insurance; and
- Any records regarding cooperation between IRS and the Department of Health and Human Services or any other government entity, whether state or federal, regarding efforts to reach out to individuals who have not purchased mandatory health insurance. Such records, include, but are not limited to, communications, agreements, memoranda of understanding, and any other inter-agency communications. Of special interest are any such records regarding the sharing of protected taxpayer information.
The creepy letters were drafted with input from the White House Behavioral Sciences Team and CMS, and have been approved by CMS…..the IRS staff provided a lot of assistance on the PDF.
Judicial Watch released documents showing the letters targeted people who legally refused to sign up for Obamacare or claimed an exemption.
Here’s what the letter says to people who claimed an exemption:
Why am I getting this letter?
The law requires people to have a minimum level of health coverage, quality for an exemption, or pay a penalty when they file their taxes. Our records show you claimed an exemption from the health coverage requirement when you filed your 2015 taxes. If you or someone in your family doesn’t have health insurance or an exemption next year, you’ll likely owe a penalty for 2017. We are writing to make sure you know how you can avoid this penalty by signing up for health insurance or getting an exemption.
It appears that the Obama administration KNEW they were possibly violating the law regarding taxpayer confidentiality. They also sent this disclosure:
Inspection or disclosure by employee of United States
If any officer or employee of the United States knowingly, or by reason of negligence, inspects or discloses any return or return information with respect to a taxpayer in violation of any provision of section 6103, such taxpayer may bring a civil action for damages against the United States in a district court of the United States.
According to JW, HHS may have overstepped its authority by threatening people with penalty fees.
How much will my penalty be next year if I don’t sign up?
The penalty for not having any health-coverage or an exemption in 2017 will be at least $695 per adult and $347 per child (up to $2,085 per family), and could be more, depending on your income.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the new Obama IRS scandal uncovered:
“So now we have more evidence of more Obama IRS abuses targeting innocent Americans – all in the name of Obamacare. No wonder it took a federal lawsuit and court order to get these documents—as they show the Obama White House and its agencies were happy to threaten and treat Americans like lab rats in order to bolster Obamacare.”
This new development shouldn’t surprise us as this is the same IRS that gave a Satanic group tax exempt status in 10 days while Christian groups waited years.
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A recent Washington Post opinion piece by Michael Hirsh details the President’s take on North Korea and the impending nuclear weapons showdown that is bound to occur within a year, citing Trump’s “bad-cop” approach as the only one that we have yet to try – and it might work.
Many political figures have feigned fear following the many jabs that the President has hurled toward the Hermit Kingdom’s absurdist dictator, Kim Jong-Un, from “Little Rocket Man” to “fire-and-fury”, the President has no time for the reckless behavior coming out of North Korea, and the world should take notice.
As Hirsh points out via David Albright, the head of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, “Go back three or four years, and no one thought [North Korea] would be able to do an ICBM this decade, let alone put a warhead on it . . . it’ll take maybe within six months, 12 months” to put a nuclear warhead on the missile.
Hirsh points his readers to an Oct. 1 tweet by the President wherein he stated that “being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed.”
Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
And he’s right . . . We have witnessed nearly a quarter-century of failed negotiations by administrations from both sides of the aisle, and yet nothing has changed except for the heating up of a decades old conflict.
North Korea, as Hirsh points out, uses their nuclear program, and they stated aim of dismantling it, as a bargaining chip to receive Western aid, and rather than actually stopping after receiving the aid, they persist with their asinine nuclear aspirations. Now, though, their aspirations are far from asinine and we are close to witnessing a fully nuclear-capable North Korea.
The President is a true, honest-to-god strategist, and we have witnessed this in the form of his “crazy guy” personae. He is allowing Rex Tillerson to bargain internationally while using the President himself as a threat – this is textbook Trump. An Axios article from Oct. 1 confirms this thought, and Hirsh, unlike many others in the political media world (or politics in general, for that matter) seems to be the only person applying this logic to other realms of Trump’s global posturing.
North Korea’s threat to the United States is not static; it is ratcheting up dangerously with new nuclear, missile and miniaturization technology that for the first time will allow Pyongyang to reach U.S. shores. This alone argues for a new approach. If the president can avoid triggering a preemptive war (a nightmarish prospect that should be dealt with carefully), then his tough rhetoric could force Kim to reckon with an outcome beyond sanctions, which haven’t changed his course and almost certainly will not in the future.
At the end of the piece, Hirsh, again by way of Albright, notes that Trump’s strategy will ultimately force the hand of China to reign in North Korea and keep them from unleashing a beast much more volatile than a tiny, Hermit Kingdom, and that beast is the President of the United States.
A new report by Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reveals Imran Awan, a former DNC IT aide, feels very strongly,’ that his ‘attorney client privilege,’ be respected in connection to a laptop with the username ‘RepDWS.’
The Daily Caller reports:
Lawyers for Imran Awan, an ex-aide who ran information technology (IT) for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “feel very strongly” that a laptop with the username “RepDWS” should not be valid as evidence because he put a note that said “attorney client privilege” near it before leaving it in a phone booth on Capitol Hill, they said in federal court Friday.
Prosecutors revealed that when they arrested Imran at the airport in July as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan, he was carrying a resume with an alias in the Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood of New York City. Imran may have planned to “relocate” there, seemingly under a different identity, Prosecutors suggested. They said he had wiped his cell phone hours before the arrest, suggesting that he was taking “active measures” to hide evidence.
Hina Alvi, Imran’s wife, was arraigned on four felony counts of bank fraud. Wasserman Schultz of Florida added Alvi to her payroll after the couple was already the focus of a criminal investigation into misconduct on Capitol Hill.
Click here to read the rest of Luke Rosiak’s report.
With each passing day, we learn more and more about the dark and murky past of Pakistani IT staffer Imran Awan. The former employee of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is accused of stealing hardware from ranking Democrats and sending sensitive intel to foreign groups like the Muslim Brotherhood. A new reports says Awan was “sending money and gifts to government officials in Pakistan and received protection from the Pakistani police, multiple relatives claim.”
Now we learn Awan wiped his phone clean just hours before he was arrested.
Gowen tried to counter this by telling the judge: “Awan had recently bought the phone, so of course it didn’t have any data on it.”
But Mirando countered by saying the FBI found that the phone had been wiped on purpose. A time stamp on the iPhone indicated it had been wiped at 6:30 p.m. that evening (Awan was arrested around 10 p.m.). Awan also had a laptop on him, but one of the few things on the computer was a resume. Mirando used this and other details—such as that the Awan’s quickly sold many of their Virginia properties—to explain that Imran had no intention of returning.
The iPhone Awan was carrying has a feature built in that allows someone to wipe it before they sell it. Investigators were nevertheless able to determine when it was wiped because the phone created a “.obliterated” file with a time stamp.
There are some cases where an iPhone won’t create a .obliterated file that can be easily found, but there are other techniques used by investigators to uncover and see when an iPhone was wiped.
Click here to read the whole report.
15 female Dem reps who employed the Awans declined to distance themselves from Imran/disavow despite being sent the police reports re: women pic.twitter.com/sYPYk5LdZz
— Luke Rosiak (@lukerosiak) September 21, 2017
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