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  • Informant Spied On Trump Campaign Before The FBI Officially Began Its Probe (Spy=Stefan Halper)

    05/19/2018 9:40:54 AM PDT · by blam · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2018 | Kristina Wong
    Current and former officials — apparently so fearful that an FBI informant’s identity and role would be outed by congressional Republicans — confirmed both to the New York Times and the Washington Post in an attempt to offer their own narratives first. Both outlets offered details that readily identify the informant — but do not name him, citing concerns for his safety and warnings from U.S. intelligence officials. The details, however, match a person described in the Daily Caller as Stefan Halper, a Cambridge professor and longtime Washington, D.C. fixture who worked for three Republican administrations and has links to...
  • Minneapolis Officer Charged With Murder in Australian Woman’s Death

    03/20/2018 2:19:58 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 39 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 03/20/2018 | MITCH SMITH
    The Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman last summer, an incident that led to protests and the ouster of the city’s police chief, was booked into jail Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The shooting of the woman, Justine Damond, by Officer Mohamed Noor on July 15 renewed questions about police conduct and training in a region that has seen a series of police shootings in recent years.
  • FBI’s Aussie Trump-Russia Tipster Linked to Firm U.S. Intel Chiefs Have Distrusted for Years

    03/07/2018 2:00:36 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Mar 2018
    Alexander Downer — the Australian diplomat whose tip to the FBI about a London pub conversation led to the massive probe of allegations of collusions between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia — is himself closely tied to a Chinese firm experts say is deeply involved in espionage against America. Just last month, all six top U.S. intelligence bosses warned Americans against using digital telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese smartphone producer Huawei.
  • Fusion GPS Founder Retracts Claim of FBI Source Inside Trump Campaign

    01/14/2018 3:00:23 PM PST · by Strac6 · 48 replies
    During his testimony before Congress in August, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson said that the FBI had a source inside the Trump campaign who gave credence to the infamous dossier the company created for the Democrats. He repeated the claim in a New York Times op-ed on January 2. But today, Fusion GPS is retracting that statement, saying that Simpson "mischaracterized" the source. Washington Times: Then suddenly, as quick as the headlines went up, some one close to Fusion was waving off reporters. Mr. Simpsonhad “mischaracterized” the source. It was not some one on the Trump inside, but apparently an...
  • Ex-Trump aide’s drunken gossip was key to Russia probe: report

    12/31/2017 7:38:54 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 98 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 30, 2017 | Mary Kay Linge
    A former Trump campaign aide who took a guilty plea in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe was the linchpin of the FBI’s investigation of Kremlin influence in the 2016 election, new reports say. In a drunken gossip session with an Australian diplomat in London in May 2016, Trump aide George Papadopoulos claimed that Russia held political dirt on Hillary Clinton, The New York Times said Saturday. Months later, e-mails hacked from the Democratic National Committee showed up on WikiLeaks, and the Australians told the FBI about the Papadopoulos conversation. The disclosure sparked the FBI’s probe into possible collusion between...
  • NO justice for Justine Damond: ‘She did what any woman would do, go to the police [...]

    11/29/2017 7:42:42 PM PST · by Pollard · 26 replies
    pamela geller ^ | 11/28/2017
    Full Title: NO justice for Justine Damond: ‘She did what any woman would do, go to the police’, Muslim cop who shot her dead still refuses to talk Back in July, defenseless and wearing her pajamas, Justine Damond (pictured) was shot to death, point blank range, by a Muslim Somali police officer near her Minnesota home. No feminazis taking to the streets on behalf of an innocent, pajama-clad woman shot in cold blood by a Muslim. No “Women’s marches” for Justine. No Linda Sarsour cows on parade. No leftist treasonous goons who engage in violence, chaos and destruction when a...
  • 52 Muslim Migrants Set To Arrive In U.S. From Australian Refugee Camps

    09/27/2017 9:53:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    OAN ^ | September 27, 2017
    The first group of Muslim refugees is set to arrive in the U.S. from resettlement camps in Australia. The first party to arrive in the states includes 52 people who are already in-transit from Australia to Los Angeles. In return, Australia will accept central American refugees from a camp in Costa Rica. Under an Obama-era deal over 1,200 Muslim migrants from Afghanistan, Iran, and Sri Lanka will arrive in the U.S. ... the resettlement deal is unfair to the U.S. as central American migrants do not pose a threat of radical Islamic terror to Australia.
  • Partner of Cop who Fatally Shot Bride-to-be 'was STUNNED when his Colleague opened Fire [Trunc]

    07/18/2017 10:20:22 AM PDT · by Cecily · 108 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 18, 2017 | Shekhar Bhatia & Hannah Parry
    The partner of a Minneapolis cop who shot dead bride-to-be Justine Damond was 'stunned' when the officer opened fire through a squad car door, sources say. Officer Matthew Harrity, who was in the driving seat, was speaking to Damond after she called 911 to report a sexual assault occurring near her home, when his partner reached across him and fatally shot her in the abdomen. A police source told KARE11 that Harrity was 'left stunned' by Noor's actions. The revelation makes the motive for shooting all the more mysterious as it appears that Harrity did not view Damond as posing...
  • MPD Officer Who Shot Woman Identified As Mohamed Noor

    07/17/2017 9:28:57 AM PDT · by eastforker · 118 replies
    WCCO ^ | 7/17/2017 | news report
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO has just learned the name of the Minneapolis officer involved in the shooting as Mohammed Noor. His attorney Tom Plunkett confirmed Noor fired his weapon, killing Justine Damond.
  • Australian Backpackers Kidnapped and Robbed by Armed Bandits in Guatemala

    04/27/2017 4:22:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    News.com.au ^ | 4/28/17
    TWO young Australian backpackers have told their horror account of being kidnapped, assaulted and robbed at gunpoint while travelling through Guatemala. Jayson Peter Kelly, 25, and Kirsten Smith, 25, from Cairns, Queensland were just eight weeks into their nine-month backpacking adventure — a trip they had planned for two years — when what was supposed to be a trip of lifetime turned into a living nightmare. Speaking to news.com.au from Costa Rica, a shaken Mr Kelly recounted the terrifying experience to warn other Australian tourists visiting the Central American country. The couple were on a shuttle bus, organised through a...
  • Woman killed in London attack was an American, police say

    08/04/2016 7:11:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/4/2016 | unknown
    An American woman was killed and five other people injured in a stabbing attack in London’s Russell Square by a Norwegian man of Somali origin who was arrested after the incident, authorities said. "So far we have found no evidence of radicalization or anything that would suggest the man in our custody was motivated by terrorism," Rowley said. He said the woman who died was a 60-year-old American, and the five injured people are British, American, Israeli and Australian. None had life-threatening injuries. Two remain in a hospital, while three others have been discharged.
  • Australian opposition concedes defeat in tight election

    07/09/2016 10:07:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2016 12:44 AM EDT | Kristen Gelineau
    Australia’s opposition leader conceded defeat on Sunday in a chaotic national election that has left Australia in a state of political paralysis for more than a week, while officials scramble to sort out who, if anyone, actually won the tight race. Vote counting was still underway from the July 2 ballot, but opposition leader Bill Shorten said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ruling conservative coalition would eventually secure enough seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives to retain power. […] With Shorten’s center-left Labor Party out of the running, just two options remain: Either the coalition will form a majority government...
  • How it all went wrong for Australian PM Tony Abbott

    09/14/2015 11:22:16 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 14 September 2015 | Wendy Frew
    It is being described as "front stabbing" - a brutal attack on his leader by Malcolm Turnbull, who has long coveted the job of prime minister of Australia.
  • Letter from an Australian to America: Here's why I love you, USA

    07/25/2015 11:17:43 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 3, 2015 | Nick Adams
    In 5,000 years of recorded human history, there has been no nation even resembling the United States. The American model has offered, and continues to offer, a greater chance for dignity, hope and happiness for more people than any other system. As Margaret Thatcher, the British prime minister, put it: “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” Lady Thatcher was right. The philosophy is one of individual liberty, free-market opportunity and belief that it's all a gift from God. America is the best idea the world has ever had, the greatest value system ever devised. What are...
  • How's this for reality? Australian TV contestants taken to ISIS front lines in Syria

    07/25/2015 4:44:36 AM PDT · by Dartman · 11 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 24/15 | Postmedia Network
    Australian reality show contestants got a lot more than they bargained for when producers sent them to Syria to spend a night in a camp with Kurdish militants and run from ISIS gunfire. The show — Go Back To Where You Came From — tries to change contestants' views on immigration by showing them what refugees go through. How better than to take them to see what the UN has called the worst refugee crisis in 25 years? "At one stage we were 800 metres from the front line and definitely getting shot at," Kim Vuga, one of three contestants,...
  • Islamic State: Former Australian soldier Ashley Johnston killed fighting militants in Iraq

    02/25/2015 10:46:49 PM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 26 Feb 2015 | News Desk
    A former Australian soldier has been killed fighting against the Islamic State in Iraq. It is believed Ashley Johnston, a former Army reservist originally from Queensland, was killed in an assault by Kurdish forces on an IS position near the Iraqi city of Shingal. ...
  • Western Australian shark attack victim identified as avid teen diver

    12/29/2014 9:11:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    A 17-year-old shark attack victim fatally mauled in waters off WA's south coast has been identified as local boy Jay Muscat. Jay was spearfishing with a teenage friend at Cheynes Beach, a small settlement of holiday homes and a caravan park about 65km east of Albany, when he was bitten on the leg around noon yesterday. Jay and his friends were keen free divers and most of their social media posts were of fishing, PerthNow reports. He described himself on his Instagram page as "just a young salty dog ... spearfishing and fishing are my thing". The spearfishers were about...
  • "My Muslim Religion Has Problems That Need Fixing"

    08/29/2014 12:08:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Breitbart London
    As the threat from Islamic State grows, one Australian Muslim has written that his religion has problems with extremism, which all Muslims need to confront.
  • Thai surrogate mother refused to abort Down Syndrome baby

    08/04/2014 5:43:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    ucanews ^ | Juarawee Kittsilpa
    A Thai surrogate mother left with one twin by his Australian biological parents after the child was born with Down Syndrome said on Sunday she was not informed of his condition until late in her pregnancy. Pattaramon Janbua said her doctors, the surrogacy agency and the baby's parents knew he was disabled at four months but did not inform her until the seventh month when the agency asked her - at the parents' request - to abort the disabled fetus. Pattaramon, 21, told Reuters Television she refused the abortion on religious grounds and carried both him and his twin sister...
  • Word of God lives on unknown soldier's tomb in War Memorial

    10/28/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 29th October 2013 | Nick Cater
    THE Australian War Memorial has abandoned a proposal to remove the words "known unto God" from the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier after the personal intervention of Tony Abbott. The memorial's governing council decided at its meeting in August to replace two inscriptions on the tomb at the Canberra memorial with words from a speech by Paul Keating. The memorial's director, former Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson, announced the changes in an unscripted National Press Club speech six weeks ago on a day when attention was focused on the swearing in of the new government. It was several days...