Liberals abandoning Democrat party through #WalkAway campaign

Life Site News, by Calvin Freiburger, July 9, 2018:

A social media campaign encouraging Democrats to leave their increasingly left-wing party is gaining notoriety – and followers.

The #WalkAway Campaign is the brainchild of “former liberal” and New York actor and hair stylist Brandon Straka. It bills itself as “dedicated to sharing the stories of people who can no longer accept the current ideology of liberalism and what the Democratic Party has become.”

“We want people on the right to use their voices and tell the world the truth about whom they are by making videos telling everyone what it means to be a conservative in America and what your values really are,” the campaign’s website says. “Tell minorities on the left, who have been told their whole lives that they are not welcome on the right because of the bigotry and hatred, that they are welcome. Tell them there is a seat at the table on the right for everybody.”

The campaign’s primary means of spreading this message is through written and video testimonials from former Democrats of various backgrounds explaining why they became Democrats and how they then came to reject the label.

That testimony ranges from stories about overcoming college indoctrination to being stereotyped as liberal for being a minority to women told they can’t think for themselves. Others simply recognized the Left’s increasing radicalization.

Among that radicalization in recent years has been the official Democrat platform removing its call to make abortion “rare” in 2012 and demanding the federal nullification of state pro-life laws in 2016; Democrat National Committee chair Tom Perez hailing self-proclaimed socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “the future of the party”; left-wing leaders like Rep. Maxine Waters openly advocating the harassment of Trump administration officials; boycott and intimidation campaignsover keeping men out of women’s restrooms; and attempts in numerous states to force private citizens to participate in same-sex ceremonies.

Straka, who is openly gay, launched the campaign with his own May 26 video testimony (full transcript here), explaining that he originally became a liberal out of opposition to hatred, discrimination, groupthink, censorship, and junk science, and that he walked away from liberalism when he came to believe liberalism embodied rather than opposed those ills.

“Liberalism has been co-opted and absorbed by the very characteristics it claims to fight against,” he said. “For years now, I’ve watched as people on the Left have become anesthetized to their own prejudices and bigotry, and the prejudices and bigotry of those around them who echo their values.”

“I have witnessed the irony of advocacy for gender equality morph into blatant hatred and intolerance of men and masculinity,” he continued. “I’ve seen the once-earnest fight for equality for the LGBT community mutate into an illogical demonization of heteronormativity, and the push to vilify and attack our conventional concepts of gender.”

At the time of this writing, Straka’s kickoff video has been viewed more than half a million times, his campaign’s official Facebook group has more than 73,000 members, and there is already reason to believe the movement may represent a deeper cultural shift.

Citing a Reuters/Ipsos poll from April, PJ Media’s Tyler O’Neil notes that whites between the ages of 18 and 34 are equally likely to vote Democrat as they are Republican, a nine-percentage-point decline for Democrats from the 2016 election. Many observers have attributed Trump’s unprecedented victory that year in large part to moderate and formerly left-leaning voters alienated by far-left stances and tactics.

Straka elaborated on his efforts in an interview Tuesday with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. He said his homosexuality was the only reason he used to be a Democrat, and that he was still a liberal as recently as November 2016, when he cried in response to Hillary Clinton’s loss. But since then, watching the Left’s increasing intolerance toward dissent served as a “red-pill” experience.

On Thursday, Straka said that he entered a camera store to buy some equipment, and was denied service by one employee who recognized him from a TV appearance and didn’t want to facilitate a transaction for “alt-right” purposes.

“[Please] do not retaliate against this camera shop. All of the other employees could not have been nicer,” he said, noting that another employee completed the sale for him. “The reason I decided [to go] forward w/ the story is because I hope [to open] a conversation between me [and] gays on the left.”

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This is not a bot:

My WalkAway was in 2016. The ironic thing is that it wasn’t Trump that made me WalkAway. It was the Democrats themselves. I saw my own (liberal) friends become ugly and hateful. I saw disgusting personal attacks, elitism, arrogance, and rampant stereotyping. I saw them insulting any one they disagreed with as a racist, bigot, xenophobic… etc. I saw identity politics ruining people’s sense of individuality and cultural Marxism pitting people into the “oppressors vs. the oppressed.” It reminded of the early years of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, particularly Mao’s Red Guards. I saw the calls for censorship and the repeated attacks on free speech. I saw the lies. I saw the hypocrisy.

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Brandon Straka facebook live encouraging people to do video testimonials to prove  they are not bots:

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The Ocasio occasion, Minnesota style

Powerline Blog, by Scott Johnson, July 6, 2018:

I attended the special DFL endorsing convention convened in Minneapolis on June 17 to anoint a successor to Keith Ellison. Three candidates sought the DFL endorsement, addressed the convention and responded to questions raised by the delegates. Ilhan Omar won a majority of the delegates’ votes on the first ballot. She then easily cleared the 60 percent hurdle to secure the endorsement on the second ballot with 68 percent of the votes. I reported from the convention here. MPR’s Tim Nelson had a brief report here. I tried to call national attention to what it all meant in the Weekly Standard article “The anti-Israel seat.”

To borrow Bill Buckley’s formulation, Omar was the leftward most viable candidate seeking the endorsement. She presented the full Bernie Bro catastrophe as her platform. Free college. Free health care. Everything is to be “free.” Everything is free but freedom, which is in short supply. We are to work and they are to eat. We are to toil and they are to enjoy the fruits of it. Despite the patina of outré novelty that thrills Democrats, this is old, old stuff.

Omar called several times for the abolition of ICE. It was the first time I had heard this call, although it has quickly become a staple of Democratic orthodoxy since. Throw in her patent hostility to Israel and we can see that Omar is the precursor to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the frank socialist who prevailed over Joe Crowley in New York’s June 29 Democratic primary. Stephen Miller now observes that “With Ocasio-Cortez’s rise, Dems now own their loony far-left flank.” She has become an overnight sensation.

Ocasio-Cortez has nothing on Omar. Omar has yet to win the August 14 primary, which includes more conventional DFL candidates (Margaret Kelliher and Paticia Torres-Ray) with legitimate track records. The Star Tribune fondly presents the field in Maya Rao’s gauzy-eyed report. What is interesting to me, however, is the weakness of respectable liberal Democrats (including Kelliher and Torres-Ray) in the Fifth District. They are not where it’s at. Omar is where it’s at.

Omar has a personal background that has yet to receive anything like the look it deserves. Like Ocasio-Cortez, she has become a media darling. Yet she is a most unsavory character. If the Star Tribune were to interview the DFL candidates and make an endorsement in advance of the August 14 primary, it could make a constructive contribution to understanding what is happening here. So far, the blinders remain intact. The next Congress figures to feature an Omar-Ocasio-Cortez caucus.

July 4 Freedom Update from American Patriot Dave Bailey

I haven’t shared an email digest from Dave Bailey in a while. Last month he changed the name from “Islam Update” to “Freedom Update” to foil the apparent server censorship some have experienced. New followers may be interested in subscribing. His commentary analysis is quite astute and well worth your time.

Here is Dave’s comment on the change:

Dear patriot,

Thank you again for taking time to keep up on what’s happening in the world with regard to the Islamist threat. Islam Update is being renamed Freedom Update, and I’d like to explain why. There are two reasons…

First, from a practical standpoint, I had been getting numerous reports that emails being kicked back or filtered out as “spam,” even though the subscribers never did anything to identify Islam Update as spam. It turns out that internet services such as Comcast are doing their own filtering of email regardless of whether users asked for it. This is as serious a threat to our freedom of speech as Facebook’s and Google’s filtering, despite Comcast staying out of the spotlight. Having done some testing with one of Islam Update’s subscribers, we discovered that Islam Update was being filtered on the basis of words in its Subject line, and one of the words that appears to be a trigger is “Islam.” By changing “Islam Update” to “Freedom Update,” I hope to reduce the unwanted spam-filtering that subscribers have been complaining of.

Second, the election of Donald Trump has fundamentally changed the nature of our battle. Previously, we had an administration that absolutely refused to admit the existence of Islamic terrorism, and was appointing Islamists to high government posts. The very fact that Barack Hussein Obama was elected twice with solid majorities was a testimony to the ignorance of the American people, and Islam Update’s mission back then was to turn this ignorance around so that people could start making informed decisions regarding the Islamic threat, instead of being duped by sweet-talking Islamists and sympathizers. Fortunately, with the aid of Islam Update, ACT for America, and many others, the American people have woken up enough to elect a President who openly declared that there was a problem with Islam and talked about limiting immigration from Islamic nations. From his very first day, President Trump has been dismantling the Islam-friendly “deep state” that Obama created and Hillary Clinton would have deepened. With Trump in office instead of Hillary, all of the plans of Islamists and globalists have gone sideways, and they are furious about it.

As a result, Islamists, globalists, and assorted useful idiots have come unhinged in a combination of panic and indignant fury. They realize that their entire program for establishing one world government – whether a global caliphate or not – is hanging in the balance with Trump’s hand on the scales. Because they can’t come straight out and tell the American people the truth about what they are trying to do – destroy America as we know it – they are now waging a cold war against President, using anything they can as a club against him. Therefore, in addition to the usual reporting on Islam-related news, I have started reporting on the outrageous conspiracies and machinations of this “vast left-wing conspiracy” to take down the President and derail his pro-American and anti-Islamist mission.

President Trump is fighting to preserve American freedoms and American sovereignty against a vast and wealthy coalition of interests that seeks to ruin the American experiment and replace it with their own oppressive ideologies. Therefore, even though I will be continuing to focus on the Islamist threat, I will also be reporting on the outlandish attacks on our champion in this fight: President Trump.

For these reasons, Islam Update is now Freedom Update.

God bless, and keep spreading the word… the Left’s fury is a sign that we’re winning!

Dave

Dave Bailey is a former professional engineer with an MBA from the Wharton School of Business who worked until 1992 as a researcher for IBM. At that time he left IBM to start a nonprofit organization called Education Transfer, whose purpose was to help middle schools and high schools organize Career Days that would typically bring together approximately 100 local professionals representing students’ career interests to speak with hundreds of students, representing an entire grade level.

By 2001 his organization was serving numerous schools from Delaware to New York, including several schools on Long Island – schools with families that were devastated by the 9/11 terrorist attack. Dave felt a compelling need to understand the Islamic ideology behind that attack and, since retiring from Education Transfer in 2010, he devotes his time to helping others comprehend the forces within Islam that threaten the West.

513J+yl1BsL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_His first book on the subject, “Dare to Speak: Islam vs. Free Democracy and Free Enterprise,” is available on-line at several websites. His second book, Shock and Alarm: What It was Really Like at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq,” is available for purchase from Amazon.com. He co-wrote this book with Hugh Iwanicki, a friend and former emissary at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.

The following is today’s email. As Dave likes to say, he scours the news so you don’t have to! If you are interested in receiving his his digests just email him at daveb@educationtransfer.com

 

Freedom Update, by Dave Bailey, July 4, 2018:

There is strength in numbers… Please forward this to others…

July 4 terror plot thwarted in Cleveland, suspect pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, FBI says: A man who pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda sought to kill members of the military and conducted reconnaissance in downtown Cleveland for a planned attack on July 4 — but the Independence Day plot was foiled after a months-long investigation, federal officials said Monday. FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony said Demetrius Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, was arrested at 10 a.m.

Joe Scarborough Just Put His Finger On ‘Plain Sight’ Evidence That Trump Is Taking Orders From Putin

The fake news from the mainstream media never quits… in fact, it just gets more outrageous…

In this case, Joe Scarborough starts with a false premise, which is that President Trump is Putin’s puppet…

He justifies this claim on no hard evidence whatsoever…

His only “evidence” is his gut feel that Trump is insufficiently tough on Putin…

Strange how Scarborough had no such complaint when…

  • Obama told Mitt Romney in a presidential debate that “The ‘1980’s are now calling and they want their foreign policy back”…

… ridiculing Romney’s claim that Russia was our major geopolitical threat…

Next, Scarborough’s echo chamber of guests offered no such counterpoints…

Instead they ran with Scarborough’s claim and concluded that Trump is destroying American primacy in the world…

This is the exact opposite of the truth…

Scarborough and his guests act as if our growing economy, tiny unemployment…

…energy independence, victory over ISIS, and hammering of Russia’s ally Iran didn’t exist…

None of these are mentioned at all

Scarborough is trying to continue smearing Trump with the demonstrably false “Russian Dossier” slander…

…which he alludes to in only the vaguest terms because everyone knows it’s a fake…

The disinformation being fed to the public by the mainstream media is truly shocking…   Dave

Lance Perriman                Independent Journal Review                Jul 3, 2018

During Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of acting as a puppet to Russian president Vladimir Putin and said the evidence is in “plain sight.”

Scarborough made the stunning allegation Tuesday as NATO allies express concerns over Trump’s growing closeness to Putin, and the president floats strategic plans that line up with Russia’s long-term goals.

“There has been this concern, certainly since we interviewed Donald Trump in December 2015 and he refused to criticize Vladimir Putin, said he was a strong leader and we needed that type of leadership in America,” Scarborough said. “There’s been a concern that he would never criticize Vladimir Putin. There’s been a concern obviously through this investigation that Vladimir Putin must have something on Donald Trump.”

The ‘Morning Joe’ host said the president appeared to be compromised by Putin’s blackmail threats, and he said the evidence was plainly obvious.

“I firmly believe he does have something on Donald Trump, and that’s why he’s never criticized Putin,” Scarborough said.

He said Trump was giving away U.S. national security and threatening longstanding alliances, which align with Russian interests.

“Can you imagine any American president in your lifetime that could do things that were more in Vladimir Putin’s benefit than what Donald Trump has been doing over the past two years?” Scarborough said. “Attacking NATO allies, trying to withdraw troops. talking about withdrawing troops from Europe, talking about withdrawing our commitment to NATO, turning every NATO conference into basically a very uncomfortable situation.”

“Then going off and talking secretly to Vladimir Putin at the G20 last year, setting up — I mean, the list is endless,” he added. “If there is a conspiracy, this conspiracy seems to be in plain sight.”…

The video…

Findings that Russia meddled to help Trump beat Clinton were ‘accurate and on point’: Senate intel panel

It’s possible that Putin did want Trump to win, or rather, Hillary to lose…

…though this claim is still being disputed…

The point here is that there is no evidence that candidate Trump had anything to do with this…

Hillary is responsible for destroying and killing one of Russia’s key allies in North Africa, Muammar Kaddafi

…and Putin was distraught at Kaddafi’s vicious murder

…and also for contributing to the civil unrest in Putin’s ally Assad by shipping Libyan weapons to Syrian rebels who ultimately exploded as ISIS in 2014…

Putin has plenty of reasons for opposing Hillary… but where are the dots connecting Putin to Trump?

The “Russian Dossier” was created to manufacture them, but they turned out to be fake…

Why would someone go through the trouble of inventing false evident if real evidence existed?   Dave

Gregg Re              Fox News             July 3, 2018

Findings by the intelligence community that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump win were “accurate and on point,” according to an unclassified report and accompanying statement by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released Tuesday.

The committee’s findings came after a lengthy review of the “sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning” a January 2017 intelligence community assessment.

The FBI’s and CIA’s “analytical disagreement” with the NSA over whether Russia sought to bolster the Trump presidential campaign was “reasonable,” the report also said.

While the FBI and CIA had “high confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin aspired to help Trump’s election chances by denigrating opponent Hillary Clinton, the NSA had only “moderate confidence” in that assessment, according to the January 2017 analysis.

The disagreement among agencies “was reasonable, transparent, and openly debated among the agencies and analysts, with analysts, managers and agency heads on both sides of the confidence level articulately justifying their positions,” the Senate intelligence committee’s findings said.

In a statement, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C, said the panel’s review was ongoing.

“The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the intelligence community assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions,” Burr said.

“The committee continues its investigation, and I am hopeful that this installment of the committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections.”

Whether Russian authorities sought to meddle in the 2016 election to help Trump prevail has been a key point of contention between House and Senate intelligence committees.

In May, Senate Intelligence Committee leaders backed the 2017 intel community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the election to the Trump campaign’s benefit.

“The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton,” top Senate committee Democrat Mark Warner said in a joint statement at the time.

A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018

On Tuesday, Warner said the committee’s review had confirmed those findings.

“As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the ICA findings were accurate and on point,” Warner said.

But on the other side of Capitol Hill, Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have disputed the  conclusion that Putin wanted to help Trump.

GOP members of the House panel have cited “significant intelligence tradecraft failings” in the intelligence community’s findings, saying it is inappropriate to conclude that Russia acted specifically to assist Trump.

“We disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump.” – Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas

“The bottom line: The Russians did commit active measures against our election in 2016, and we think they will do that in the future,” Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, said in March. “We disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump.”

Accusations of political bias at the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI have roiled Washington, with Republicans accusing investigators of targeting the White House for political reasons.

But some key Republicans said that it seemed Russia was, in fact, trying to help Trump win. In a statement earlier this year, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said it was “clear based on the evidence” that Putin wanted Clinton to lose in November.

Other top administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, have signaled that they agree that Russian actors wanted Clinton to lose.

Did Mueller prevent 9/11 families from suing Saudi Arabia? 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers came from Saudi Arabia. Ever since the attacks, the family members of victims have been pursuing financial compensation from Saudi Arabia’s government. But one of the biggest obstacles to that compensation was FBI director, and now special prosecutor, Robert Mueller.

MSNBC Host Cheers at the Thought of a Recession Finally Hurting Trump’s Approval Numbers: ‘Good’

Julio Rosas                 Fox News               Jul 2, 2018

While discussing how the economy has not taken a nosedive over Donald Trump being president and his higher than predicted approval ratings, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace cheered at the thought of a recession hurting Trump’s support among his voters.

“What stuns me is why the markets have not reacted to the lack of stability,” Wallace’s guest, presidential historian Jon Meacham, said. “They’re beginning to on the tariffs. But remember, that’s what everybody said.”

He pointed to how President Richard Nixon lost support: “I continue to believe the reason his approval rating has a four in front of it is what I keep thinking of as the 401(k) Trumpists. Their numbers are up. They don’t pay as much attention to all of this as we do, which is probably healthy for them. Without this prosperity, and a friend of mine pointed out this morning that it wasn’t until Nixon’s recession that the Watergate stuff drove.”

“You think that’s where the bottom falls out?” Wallace asked.

“I think so,” Meacham replied.

“Um … OK. Good,” Wallace said as the panel laughed…

The video…

Columnist Says Sarah Sanders, Others Deserve Harassment for the Rest of Their Lives

Sam Dorman                Independent Journal Review               Jul 2, 2018

When Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called on others to continue harassing Trump administration officials, she got a sharp rebuke from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). But some in the media apparently agreed with Waters.

While appearing on “AM Joy” on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin argued that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and others deserved a lifetime of harassment. Her comments came after Sanders announced that a Virginia restaurant asked her to leave because of her support for the Trump administration…

The video and more…

NBC News star Andrea Mitchell slammed for citing wrong law when attempting to bash White House

Brian Flood                  Fox News                   July 3, 2018

NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell was called out by a former Office of Government Ethics director for citing the wrong law.  (2017 NBCUniversal Media, LLC)

NBC News star Andrea Mitchell is under fire for citing the wrong law when attempting to attack the White House amid its Twitter feud with Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

On Monday, the White House targeted Harris and Warren individually on Twitter, accusing Harris of “supporting the animals of MS-13” and Warren of “supporting criminals moving weapons, drugs and victims across our nation’s borders.”

Mitchell attempted to defend the Democratic leaders, but it didn’t go so well.

“Re: White House tweets attacking Senators: Section 1352(a) of Title 31: No part of the money appropriated by any enactment of Congress shall … be used directly or indirectly to pay for any … written matter … intended or designed to influence in any manner a Member of Congress,” the NBC star tweeted.

Law & Crime reporter Ronn Blitzer wrote that the statute Mitchell named has “nothing to do” with the situation and “doesn’t even include the language she quoted.”…

More…

Justice Department covers up possible spy ring scandal in Democratic congressional offices

Frank Miniter                   Fox News                July 3, 2018

In an incredible sweetheart plea deal, Imran Awan – a former IT aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and other congressional Democrats – pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making a false statement on a home equity loan.

I sat flabbergasted in the courtroom in Washington as the plea agreement was entered.

I spent the last year interviewing hundreds of people and chasing leads for my upcoming book –titled “Spies in Congress” – about the alleged spy ring believed led by Awan that may have operated in the offices of more than 40 Democratic members of Congress.

If not for my extensive research on this case, I might have assumed the government just couldn’t find enough evidence to make a solid case against Awan on more serious charges than bank fraud.

When I asked Justice Department prosecutor J.P. Cooney why the government made this odd plea deal he just smiled and waved me away as he told me to ask the Justice Department Office of Public Affairs. The office declined to answer my questions.

Shockingly, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia issued a news release about Awan’s plea agreement that made no mention of his IT work for Democrats in Congress, no mention of Wasserman Schultz, and made his case sound like a minor local criminal matter of little interest to anyone. It was headlined: “Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statement on Application for Home Equity Loan.”

Ho-hum, right? Actually, nothing could be further from the truth.

Awan is due to be sentenced Aug. 21 and could get off with no jail sentence, according the plea agreement. Prosecutors said they would not recommend jail time – in effect, giving Awan a get-out-of-jail-free card.

Just like that, the Department of Justice is making an important case go away as if nothing much happened.

Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, is having all charges against her dismissed as part of the agreement.

Awan, as a part of this plea agreement, also “will not be charged” for any other nonviolent crimes he may have committed in Washington prior to the agreement, according to this deal.

The plea deal agreement even exonerates Awan by saying in part that “the Government agrees that the public allegations that your client (Imran Awan) stole U.S. House of Representatives (‘House’) equipment and engaged in unauthorized or illegal conduct involving House computer systems do not form the basis of any conduct relevant to the determination of the sentence in this case.”

But there is so much more to this case. Even on the simple theft of government equipment there is a lot there for prosecutors. One of Awan’s former tenants, a retired U.S. Marine, even found and turned over to authorities several computers and smart phones with government markings on them that he found in Awan’s rental property.

There is also internal U.S. House of Representatives’ paperwork detailing some of what went on in the offices Awan and his associates who did contract IT work for congressional Democrats.

Internal House Inspector General findings have also determined that Awan copied the emails of up to 44 Democratic House members and other personal data and backed them up to a server that reportedly went missing and to a Dropbox account.

Awan, his wife and other relatives and friends were also all paid exorbitant salaries for working as IT contractors for members of Congress for years – even though many of them didn’t have any expertise in IT and even though they didn’t undergo background checks.

It is also likely that a few of Awan’s associates didn’t even show up to earn all the money they were paid. Still, no charges have been filed against Awan or his brothers relating to alleged thefts, possible espionage and for providing false information (an image of the Democratic House Caucus computer server) to Capitol Police.

It is actually very hard to sum-up all that this group of IT aides (who are almost all from Pakistan) did and the crimes they might have committed…

More…

Democrats really do want to disarm us…

Funny how they never mention gun-controlled Chicago, whose plague of shootings is with illegal guns

Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Suggests Banning AR-15s Is Not Enough After Shooting: We Have to Look at Shotguns. Ben Jealous, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Maryland, said banning firearms like the AR-15 may not be enough to stop shootings. He said it’s time to look at shotguns following the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper office in Annapolis.

Senior Palestinian Official Dismisses US Peace Plan as a ‘Dead End’

“American ideas or deals that bypass the Palestinian leadership’s position on Jerusalem, statehood and refugees will only lead to a dead end,” Abu Rudeineh said of Trump’s peace plan. 

What the Palestinian Authority is really protesting is its being denied the opportunity to…

…make demands and extract concessions without giving an inch…

…make agreements and then refuse to fulfill their side of them…

…berate Israel and the United States at the negotiating table…

…and claim victimhood before a sympathetic global audience for months on end…   Dave

United with Israel               Jun 24, 2018

A senior Palestinian official rejected the American peace plan even before seeing it.

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas, said on Saturday that “American ideas or deals that bypass the Palestinian leadership’s position on Jerusalem, statehood and refugees will only lead to a dead end.”

Reacting to the current tour of the region by US Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and their meetings with Arab and Israeli officials in an effort to advance a comprehensive diplomatic solution, Abu Rudeineh said that “the American delegation should abandon the illusion that creating false facts and falsifying history are going to help it sell those illusions.”

He said that “the right address for achieving a just and lasting peace that cannot be bypassed, neither regionally nor internationally, is the Palestinian decision-maker represented by President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian leadership supported by the legitimate international community and the Arabs, who made this clear to the American delegation.”

“Despite the burden of regional issues, there are things that cannot be weighed with gold and humanitarian aid, or solutions that try to cut from a more-than-100-year-old historical conflict,” he added.

On Friday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Kushner and Greenblatt in Jerusalem.

“The teams discussed advancing the peace process, regional developments, and the security and humanitarian situation in Gaza,” a statement by Netanyahu’s office said.

After visits to Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, Greenblatt and Kushner were expected to provide details of the US-sponsored peace plan to the Israeli premier, with an eye to jump-starting negotiations with the PA, which has maintained a boycott of the Trump administration since its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent US embassy move.

While Abbas has repeatedly rejected Washington’s role in the peace process since the Trump Administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, King Abdullah II of Jordan met with Kushner and Greenblatt on Wednesday, declaring that the “US has an important role” in future talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

More…

Arab leaders ready to bypass Abbas to push Trump’s peace plan: Arab nations will be ready to back Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative with or without the cooperation of the Palestinian president.

Top Palestinian negotiator accuses Trump team of trying to ‘bring down PA’: Amid ongoing meetings in Jerusalem between the US’ Mideast peace delegation and Israeli leaders, Saeb Erekat promoted the Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration, which he says seeks to undercut PA leadership.

Jerusalem mufti: Trump seeks to ‘liquidate Palestinian cause’. In a holiday sermon on Friday, the grand mufti of Jerusalem took aim at the US administration, leveling serious accusations in the run up to a regional visit by US envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt.

Abbas seeks unity with Hamas to oppose Trump’s peace deal: Palestinian sources told Asharq Al-Awsat that unity would foil purported attempts by the US, under the aegis of the Trump administration’s peace initiative, to drive a wedge between Hamas and the PA or separate the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian government based in Ramallah.

WATCH: Facebook Bans ‘Imam of Peace’ for Slamming Terrorists

Did Facebook banish a moderate Muslim leader from its platform for criticizing the Hamas terror group?

In the court of Facebook, there is no appeal process for the “Imam of Peace”…   Dave

United With Israel             Jun 13, 2018

Mohammad Tawhidi, a reformist Muslim religious leader and imam from Australia, was banned from Facebook for making a sarcastic remark about the Hamas terror group. Facebook went to great lengths to bar his message of peace by blocking his profile and unpublishing his fan page.

Tawhidi uses his Facebook page to criticize radical Islam and has some 100,000 followers. We must ensure that Tawhidi is heard around the world. Share his words of peace!

The video…

There is something to be said for Facebook and Twitter after all…

That is, as long as their gatekeepers don’t tip the scales for Islamists…

Israel foils over 200 terror attacks by monitoring Facebook, Twitter: By patrolling social media, Israel’s law enforcers and security personnel have managed to catch Palestinian terrorists before they could carry out attacks.

Arabs involved in 95% of shootings in Israel: A TV news report based on police data revealed that though Arabs make up just 20% of the population, they are involved in 95% of shootings in Israel.

WATCH: Muslim Cleric Claims World Cup a Zionist Plot to Distract Arabs from Gaza

So crazy…

Turkish PM: Israel cheated in Eurovision contest to fuel religious war: Claimed the Eurovision was rigged in Israel’s favor so that the contest would be held in Jerusalem and trigger a religious war.  

Ahead of elections, Turkish president, opponent outdo each other bashing Israel: While Erdogan has become one of the most vocal detractors of Israel in the Muslim world, his main contender claims the Turkish leader is too soft on the Jewish state. 

While the points made in this video are true, there is an even larger truth:

Devout Muslims put Islamist ideology above reality in general

It is their inability to see the world as it is that holds them back…

Everything that does not comply with the worldview of Islam’s unholy scriptures gets tossed…

To Muslims steeped Islamic ideology, it is as if Muhammad vilified the Jews and expelled them from Arabia yesterday

They adopt his hatred as their own…

And if the Quran says that meteors are lamps being thrown by angels at devils, then that’s what they are!

What’s Holding the Arab World Back? What’s holding the Arab world back? Why, by nearly every measure, are Muslim nations so far behind the West economically, culturally and scientifically? Bret Stephens, Global View columnist for the Wall Street Journal, explains.

Canada’s most populous province bans ‘anti-Semitic’ Quds Day rally: Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a forthcoming ban on the annual Quds Day march, which “calls for the killing of an entire civilian population in Israel.”

Two asylum seekers suspected in rape and murder of Jewish girl in Germany: Two Middle Eastern asylum seekers are the suspects in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Jewish girl in Germany.

Analysis: Jews paying price for Germany’s immigration policy. The brutal murder of a German-Jewish girl reminded Germans that their liberal immigration policy is at odds with the fight against anti-Semitism and the defense of liberal values.

Minister: Death threats caused Argentina to cancel soccer match in Jerusalem. “It’s not Jerusalem or Haifa. It’s not BDS. These are real threats,” Minister of Sports and Culture Miri Regev declared.

UN report: Debris from missiles that hit Saudis came from Iran: The United Nations concluded that debris from ballistic missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia contained Iranian-manufactured components and bore hallmarks of Iranian missiles.

As Sunni, Shi’ite rift widens, Jordan recalls ambassador from Iran: Jordan will not send a new ambassador to Iran following its “interferences in Arab affairs” and policies “that harm the principle of good neighborliness.”

Belgian authorities arrest couple for bomb plot: Authorities say the married couple that was planning to bomb that Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

Angela Merkel’s Future in Doubt as German Interior Minister Offers to Resign Over Migrant Policy

David Rising            Associated Press              July 2, 2018

(BERLIN) — A resolution to Germany’s government crisis proved elusive Sunday after the head of the Bavaria-only Christian Social Union in Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc offered his resignation rather than back down from his stance against the chancellor’s migration policies.

A nearly eight-hour meeting of the CSU in Munich was put on hold after the party’s leader, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, made his offer to resign both from Merkel’s Cabinet and as head of the CSU.

After further talks with a smaller group of CSU officials seeking to change his mind, Seehofer said he had agreed to meet again with Merkel’s party before he made his decision final.

“We’ll have more talks today with the CDU in Berlin with the hope that we can come to an agreement,” Seehofer told reporters just before 2 a.m. Monday. “After that, then we will see.”

Officials of Merkel’s Christian Democrat party broke off their own separate meeting in Berlin about an hour earlier, saying they would resume at 8:30 a.m.

If Seehofer does step down, it is not immediately clear what effect the move would have on a three-week impasse between Merkel and her CSU partners, which has centered on his resolve to turn away some types of asylum-seekers at Germany’s borders.

Merkel has insisted on Europe-wide solutions to handling the waves of foreigners trying to reach the continent and the standoff could spell the end of her fourth government.

Merkel maintained earlier Sunday that a plan to regulate immigration that European Union leaders approved Friday and other agreements she hashed out with several key countries would accomplish what Seehofer seeks.

“The sum total of everything we have agreed upon has the same effect” as what Seehofer has demanded, Merkel said in an interview with ZDF television. “That is my personal opinion. The CSU must naturally decide that for itself.”

But the German news agency dpa reported that Seehofer told the meeting of CSU officials that he thinks the measures do not adequately accomplish his goals. Seehofer did not comment on that during his brief statement to journalists after his party’s meeting…

More…

That settles it… It’s time to send the “Syrian refugees” home…

Syrian government calls on refugees to return home

The myth of Obama’s ‘disappearance’

Former President Barack Obama may be out of the spotlight, but he’s organizing resistance behind the scenes. AP

New York Post, by Paul Sperry, June  30, 2018:

If you believe recent media accounts, the former Democratic president has suddenly transcended the political fray. It’s as if a newly “Zen-like” Barack Obama is content to just write his memoir and let Donald Trump and Republicans write the next chapter of history.

In a cover story asking “Where is Barack Obama?” for example, New York magazine concluded that the 44th president has “virtually disappeared” from the political scene and is sitting idly by as his legacy is dismantled piece by piece. From an exclusive interview, the periodical concluded Obama was “modeling his political engagement out of office after George W. Bush’s” — that is, staying out of the rough-and-tumble of politics, maintaining distance from his former office and resigning himself to be an elder statesman fading into the sunset.

Don’t buy it.

Obama is doing far more to shape the political landscape than is visible. In fact, for an ex-prez, he’s taking an unusually active role in politics, including helping radical protest groups fight Trump and his policies and devising a scheme to flip the GOP majority in the House and permanently turn red seats blue.

From his sprawling DC office not far from the White House, where he oversees a full-time staff of 20, Obama has held regular meetings with Democratic lawmakers, as well as DNC chief Tom Perez, whom he personally helped install to run the Democratic Party. Obama has also met with his attorney general, Eric Holder, to craft a strategy to redraw congressional district maps in Democrats’ favor, according to Politico. Holder now runs the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama helped his old friend launch.

Obama, who maintains a home in Chicago, originally said he only planned to stay in Washington temporarily, until his youngest daughter, Sasha, now 17, finished high school there. But the family is clearly putting down deeper roots. They recently bought their DC rental home and erected a massive security wall around the property, which includes offices, and are installing a swimming pool.

While it may be true Obama does not want to engage directly in Washington politics, including personally protesting Trump’s policies, he is using a political-organizing group he founded to do that for him.

That nonprofit — Organizing for Action — is not exactly a household name. But it is no less than the organizing and training hub of the anti-Trump resistance.

Most recently, OFA helped stage rallies across the country against the administration’s border policies, which it has decried as “cruel and inhumane.” OFA describes itself as a “nonpartisan grass-roots-driven organization,” but it clearly has a pro-Obama agenda. In fact, it’s run almost entirely by alums from Obama’s campaign and White House, including Jon Carson and Jim Messina, who co-chair the group, and Katie Hogan, who serves as its executive director, according to recent tax filings by the nonprofit.

Though Obama has no official or legal role in OFA, he features the group along with his foundation on his post-presidency Web site and rallies its foot soldiers, who wear blue T-shirts with big white “OFA” letters, in conference calls. After Trump won, for example, he phoned to “fire up” Carson and his team and told them not to worry, that they would “cook up all kinds” of strategies to reclaim the agenda, according to a Nov. 14, 2016, White House transcript of his OFA conference call. More recently, Obama sent an e-mail to “OFA supporters” urging them to “keep going in 2018,” because “there’s simply too much at stake this year.” Obama has tweeted from OFA’s account before and after leaving the White House, and while he was in the White House, he let OFA control his Twitter account, according to The Atlantic.

Earlier this year, moreover, he met with Hogan to discuss how the group can flex its muscles during the midterm campaign to help Democrats recapture the House, according to The New York Times. To that end, OFA plans to train and deploy organizers in 27 Republican-held congressional districts, many with heavy Latino populations, that could be key to a Democratic takeover of the House. With offices in DC and Chicago, OFA has already trained more than 40,000 leftist agitators in person or by webinar, according to tax records.

“We’ve seen grassroots organizing make a big difference this past year, it will again in November,” Hogan recently tweeted.

Meanwhile, OFA has formally partnered with one of the angriest resistance groups, Indivisible Project, which has been criticized for using overly aggressive protest tactics against Republicans at town-hall meetings. Indivisible plans to deploy OFA-trained agitators to storm Republican districts during the Fourth of July recess, starting this weekend, to shout down “Trump’s racist policies,” according to its Web site.

OFA brings in between $6 million and $14 million in donations a year, and is funded in part by Democracy Alliance, which is connected to the radical group that dispatched agitators to march outside Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s Virginia town house, blaring an audiotape of crying immigrant children and chanting “No justice, no sleep!” The group, CREDO Action, also held signs calling Nielsen a “child snatcher” and shouted, “You’re a modern-day Nazi!’

With the help of 40 full-time staffers, OFA trains volunteers in the hard-core tactics popularized by the late Chicago radical Saul Alinsky, including smearing and intimidating opponents and mobilizing angry mobs to convey the appearance of a mass movement that enjoys a good deal of public support.

Alinsky trainers schooled Obama in these same tactics when he was an organizer in South Side Chicago.

Meanwhile, Hogan and OFA have partnered with Obama and Holder’s gerrymandering project to manufacture future Democrat victories.

Republicans are so alarmed by Obama’s permanent presence and political interference they are raising money from donors based on these fears, warning in a recent fund-raising newsletter about “his scheme to interfere in the 2018 midterms,” according to a June 22 e-mail from House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

In public, Obama has skillfully kept his distance from recent anti-Trump protests and politicking. But behind the scenes, he really may be coordinating the resistance — and acting as its organizer in chief.

Paul Sperry is a former Hoover Institution media fellow and author of the bestseller “Infiltration.”

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Fuqra Congressional Candidates: 1 Down, 1 Remains

Sheikh Gilani (Photo of US Capitol: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Clarion Project, by Meira Svirsky, June 20, 2018:

At least two members of the jihadi cult Jamaat ul-Fuqra, also known as Muslims of the Americas, ran for office for this year.

The member running for Congress in Alaska recently ended his campaign after Clarion Project’s expose on him was published, but Fuqra’s congressional candidate in Massachusetts is still fighting to win the Democratic primary on September 4. She has garnered fawning media coverage that fails to mention the documented extremism of Fuqra, the ongoing federal investigation into the group or legitimate concerns about her ideology.

Alaskan Congressional Candidacy Ends

The Must Read Alaska website reports that Gregory Jones, an admitted member of Fuqra/Muslims of the Americas (MOA), has ended his campaign for the Democratic primary. The Alaska Division of Elections website now lists him as a withdrawn candidate.

The author of Must Read Alaska confirmed to the Clarion Project that Jones ended his candidacy after we published our expose, though there is no way to confirm a causal relationship.

Our expose included included newly-declassified FBI documents showing deep concern about MOA activity in Alaska and that a counter-terrorism investigation was launched from 2009 to 2011 and may have been revived since.

In 2016, Clarion Project broke the story that Jones, an admitted MOA member who has met with their radical leader in Pakistan, was a delegate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. He also ran for the state House in District 8 and, although he lost, received 18 percent of the vote.

During that campaign, Assemblywoman Amy Demboski mentioned our research and was depicted as a state-wide villain by the Alaskan media. The Alaskan Democratic Party upheld Jones as a near martyr, victimized by Demboski’s anti-Muslim bigotry.

Our article with these documents vindicated her, but to date, not a single media outlet has reported on the revelations. Nor has anyone apologized to her.

Jones himself said that the author of Clarion’s expose, Ryan Mauro, should be prosecuted for “hate speech and harassment.” He also called Mauro “a bigot and racist.”

 

A FBI spokesperson responded to the controversy by saying it was not aware of a militant Islamist compound in Alaska, which was interpreted as a clearing of Jones’ name. In actuality, MOA itself said it was setting up an “Islamic village” in Alaska. At any rate, the status of that project had no bearing on whether the public should be concerned about Jones’ membership in MOA.

Now we know from newly-declassified FBI documents that there was a counter-terrorism investigation into MOA from 2009 to 2011 and that it may have been revived since. FBI documents made it clear that the bureau views MOA as an extremist threat, even if it could not find evidence of illegal activity to justify continuing the investigation at that time.

MOA/CAIR Congressional Candidacy in Massachusetts Marches Forward

In Massachusetts, the MOA candidacy of Tahirah Amatul-Wadud has made the ballot by collecting over 2,300 signatures for the 1st Congressional District’s Democratic Party primary on September 4. She is challenging the incumbent, Rep. Richard Neal.

Amatul-Wadud is challenging Neal from the left as a progressive, despite the extremely un-progressive ideology of MOA and her spiritual leader in Pakistan, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani. Rep. Neal has held the seat since 1988, enabling Amatul-Wadud to benefit from the anti-establishment political environment.

Her campaign website boasts that she’s the first African-American Muslim woman to run for Congress, but makes no mention of the Islamist groups she chooses to belong to.

In November 2015, Amatul-Wadud posted an article on Facebook by Sheikh Gilani that was filled with anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and even drew moral equivalence between Hitler and his Jewish victims, suggesting that the U.S. was misled into going to war with Nazi Germany.

The article reads:

“There was no need for America to go to war against Hitler. Hitler was not the enemy of America or the American people. There was a mutual animosity between Hitler and the Jews. So, the American people paid a very heavy price for fighting someone else’s war.”

Her leader’s article then suggests that a Zionist conspiracy orchestrated the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Al-Qaeda’s attack on 9/11 to get the U.S. to attack Muslim countries, a common theme in MOA materials.

“Many government agencies want the world to believe that Osama Bin Laden destroyed the World Trade Center…it was the job of insiders,” it says.

Amatul-Wadud is also a board member of the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which the U.S. Justice Department has identified as an “entity” of the Muslim Brotherhood with links to Hamas.

Despite ideological differences, CAIR and MOA have been getting closer and closer.

Federal prosecutors said in a 2008 court filing:

From its founding by Muslim Brotherhood leaders, CAIR conspired with other affiliates of the Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorists … the conspirators agreed to use deception to conceal from the American public their connections to terrorists.

MOA responded to Clarion’s original article about Amatul-Wadud’s candidacy with an article attacking the author as an “anti-Muslim extremist.”

The local media coverage of Amatul-Wadud has been wholly positive, without ever once pressing her about why she remains loyal to Sheikh Gilani and MOA.

Voters make their choices based on an array of issues and preferences. Links to an Islamist group like MOA should be a factor in a primary voter’s mind.

In addition, a progressive voter in the primary must ask the question, “What is progressive about MOA and Sheikh Gilani?”

Listen to Clarion Project’s Ryan Mauro talk about Fuqra and the candidates on The Glenn Beck Program (Mauro comes on the show at 14:55 minutes):

Sharia Crime Stoppers Podcast – Will We Allow Michigan to Transform America?

The United West, June 18, 2018:

In a few short weeks, Michigan voters in the Primary elections could make history that will reverberate across the Republic.  Is it possible that the Michigan primaries will elect a candidate for Governor:

  • Whose campaign is funded by national & Sharia financed sources
  • Is Sharia compliant which means Sharia first, Constitution second
  • Has stated Michigan would become a sanctuary state, protecting illegals over Michigan citizens
  • Would enable/promote Sharia which means women & girls live enslaved lives in the name of multi-culturalism

These life-changing possibilities are real enough that a panel of experts was  convened to explore and identify counter-measures for concerned Michigan citizens and discuss impacts that could affect every state across America.

Watch as these national security, counter-intelligence analysts express the facts of what Michigan is facing.

  • Frank Gaffney, President of the Center for Security Policy, presents: Michigan: A National Security Threat
  • Anni Cyrus, Ex-Muslim, presents: Sharia Crimes Against Women: Up Close & Personal I
  • Farah Prudence, Ex-Muslim, presents: Sharia Crimes Against Women: Up Close & Personal II
  • Philip Haney, retired Homeland Security officer, presents: Michigan’s Advanced Stage of Sharia Saturation
  • Pastor Don McKay, presents: Counter-Measures for “Such a Time as This”

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Post-Webinar #1: Farrah Prudence – Personal Experience of Sharia Crime Against Women

Sharia Crime Stoppers Webinar participant Farrah Prudence, Ex-Muslim who has experienced the brutality of male supremacy under Sharia, responds to questions regarding honor killing, FGM, and the rape of Muslim and Non-Muslim women. She addresses the need for police to understand Sharia in order to uphold their oaths to protect Muslims and Non-Muslims from crime.

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Post-Webinar #2: Frank Gaffney and Philip Haney June 16, 2018 Q&A

Webinar participants from the prior day (Philip Haney, Retired Homeland Security and Frank Gaffney, President – Center for Security Policy), who have a full understanding of the Sharia threat, especially what it is doing in Michigan. They address the need for police to understand Sharia in order to uphold their oaths to protect Muslims AND Non-Muslims from Sharia crimes.

They advise that Sharia is truly a threat to freedom and the local community. Michigan is in danger in the 2018 election cycle. What can you do? Listen and they relate how you can help!


Register NOW for the Next Webinar : Islamist Censorship: Its Roots, Purpose & Role in the 2018 MI Governor’s Race, Thursday June 21st,  7:15pm ET

Free Speech Infringements in Michigan:  Islamist Censorship – Its Roots, Purpose & Role in the 2018 Michigan Governor’s Race

Presenter: Deborah Weiss – Center for Security Policy
When: Thursday June 21st,  7:15pm ET
Where:  Your computer, comfort of your own home

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P9MvBq3lTQSzRWyvC7RA-g

The Swamp Strikes Back

Gatestone Institute, by J. Christian Adams, June 7, 2018:

  • The culture of the D.C. metropolitan area is one of wealth, privilege and self-proclaimed sophistication. The bureaucrats and insiders know what is best for you, best for your business, best for themselves, and they can make a nice living without being disrupted. Trump campaigned on disrupting this comfortable power perch; that is what they most hate about him.
  • The Russian collusion investigation has not found any collusion because the investigation was never about collusion. It was always about an out-of-control federal government, emboldened by the lawless age of Obama, and flexing its newfound muscle. The Russian collusion investigation is about a clash of cultures, with one culture being the culture of D.C. insiders, and the other being the folks who pay their salaries.

Each week, Robert Mueller’s Wonderlandian investigation into “Russian Collusion” appears “curiouser and curiouser”. Each week, it appears that the entire investigation never really had anything to do with Russian collusion, at least in the Trump campaign; only in the Hillary Clinton campaign, where all the investigators have been conscientiously not looking.

First, Mueller indicted General Michael Flynn for not telling the truth to an FBI squad that appeared unexpectedly at the White House to question him, when now it turns out that Peter Strzok, who interrogated him, said he had not lied. It also now turns out that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe may later have altered Strzok’s interrogation notes, and then destroyed the evidence.

Mueller then indicted Paul Manafort for allegedly laundering money through an Alexandria, Virginia, oriental rug store — a “process crime”. Notably absent from it in any indictment was mention of Russia, collusion or even elections.

Moreover, the order from the Department of Justice, signed by Rod Rosenstein, stipulated one more directive:

“(ii) any matters that arose or may arise directly om the investigation; and

(iii) any other matters within the scope of 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a).

As well as:

“(d) Sections 600.4 through 600. l 0 of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations”

As Judge T.S. Ellis said to Mueller on May 4:

“You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort’s bank fraud. You really care about getting information that Mr. Manafort can give you that would reflect on Mr. Trump and lead to his prosecution or impeachment or whatever.”

Mueller’s only indictments that did relate to Russia were directed at a nest of Russian sock-puppets who, in an apparent effort to influence public opinion, pushed pro-Trump tweets during the 2016 election. The crimes alleged were that the sock-puppets were foreign agents trying to influence American elections through social media. In other words, the Russians were doing what they have internationally for decades — attempting to influence domestic American politics through fronts and propaganda. When the sock puppets, incidentally, had the nerve to ask for proof, Mueller asked for a delay, which the judge refused to grant. As Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, noted, “as all prosecutors are taught from their first day on the job: Never indict a case unless you are prepared to try the case.”

Robert Mueller III. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

If the Democrats seem suddenly concerned about foreigners influencing an election, that is what the previous administration did as recently as 2015 — to Israel. Then, the Obama State Department funneled $350 thousand U.S. taxpayer dollars to OneVoice, an anti-Netanyahu political operation during Israel’s parliamentary elections. OneVoice used American tax dollars to build a political voter database, train activists, and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign apparatus.

American tax dollars were funneled through Netanyahu’s foes and eventually ended up back in the pockets of Obama’s political machine. Now the same gang that used American power to try to bring down the Israeli Prime Minister is sanctimoniously objecting to Russian interference-by-tweeting.

The frenzy about the Russian tweets also has a sinister side.

The singular lesson for history of the seemingly widespread corruption at the senior levels of the FBI, Department of Justice, and the State Department is that a phony “dossier” about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was used to obtain — by misrepresenting its contents to a judge — Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants against private citizens. The dossier was cooked up and paid for by Democrat political operatives with ties to the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

When Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) suspected that the admittedly “unverified” phony dossier was used to obtain wiretap warrants of American citizens, he was right. But it gets worse.

After the warrants were obtained and telephone calls of private citizens were tapped by the FBI, Obama Department of Justice officials, and some people yet unnamed inside the Obama White House, authorized the unmasking of the content of those conversations. Unmasking means that the transcripts and identities of Americans were revealed, violating their Fourth Amendment right to privacy. For good measure, Obama officials even changed the rules about how widely those unmasked transcripts could be distributed inside the DOJ, thus expanding the universe of potential leakers.

And leak they did.

In short, Democrats produced a phony document to make candidate Trump look creepy, then Obama DOJ officials working with sympathetic FBI staff and outside political operatives, obtained FISA search warrants by lying to FISA judges four times in order to target the Trump campaign in an apparently unlimited fishing expedition for a crime — none ever having been specified as is required by law — even after the president was duly elected.

If all of this were not enough, a small core of powerful FBI senior staffers — as opposed to the FBI’s remarkable rank and file — was steering this entire affair, while simultaneously texting each other about their hatred for candidate Donald Trump.

The central item to understand is that Swamp actors inside the DOJ and FBI used their powers first to do what could be done to exonerate at least 13 possible crimescommitted by Hillary Clinton. That, at least was the number committed beforeinformation emerged that her campaign and the DNC had funded the dossier; later findings must have added a few more.

The Swamp actors’ other objective was apparently to sabotage Trump’s presidency if Trump won. Peter Strzok wrote, “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office—that there’s no way he gets elected—but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk. It’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40…” by using their powers in the Russia probe to destroy the president politically.

It is precisely the sort of subversion that takes place in banana republics — where political differences are criminalized and weaponized — and is fundamentally anti-Constitutional. It appears to be — on the part of some of the heads of the FBI, the Department of Justice, the State Department and President Obama’s White House— part of a criminal conspiracy to obstruct justice and abuse power in order — as former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Joseph diGenova put it, “to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime.”

The fraud on the court, and by extension, on the American people, appears an attempt to convert power over the ministerial state into political power.

Instead of graciously allowing his successor to get his sea legs and govern — a courtesy traditionally extended by Presidents of both parties — former President Barack Obama lingers and supports the “Resistance” movement.

What you see happening when Rep. Nunes threatens to hold Justice Department officials in contempt for hiding the basis for the FBI to obtain FISA warrants, when you read indictments about Russian sock puppets, it is something more than the good old-fashioned Beltway scandal.

What you are seeing is Constitutional political warfare unleashed by the bureaucracy against a President the bureaucracy apparently loathes.

The bureaucracy seems now to believe that it is in charge, not the president. The bureaucrats make a good living, have comfy retirement plans, can buy life insurance at rates more reasonable than a private sector employee can, and likely think that Trump is a threat to their power. The bureaucrats have created a culture in Washington D.C. that extends beyond the hallways of their Departments.

The culture of the D.C. metropolitan area is one of wealth, privilege and self-proclaimed sophistication. The bureaucrats and insiders know what is best for you, best for your business, best for themselves, and they can make a nice living without being disrupted. Trump campaigned on disrupting this comfortable power perch; that is what they most hate about him.

The Russian collusion investigation has not found any collusion because the investigation was never about collusion. It was always about an out-of-control federal government, emboldened by the lawless age of Obama, and flexing its newfound muscle. The Russian collusion investigation is about a clash of cultures, with one culture being the culture of D.C. insiders, and the other being the folks who pay their salaries.

J. Christian Adams is the President of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity and preserving the Constitutional structure of American elections.

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