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  • President Trump calls for Washington Post reporter who apologized for inaccurate tweet to be fired

    12/10/2017 9:39:15 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9 December 2017 | Emily Yahr
    President Trump on Saturday evening issued a call for a reporter with The Washington Post to be fired because of a quickly deleted tweet that presented a misleading impression of Trump’s rally crowd in Florida. The Post reporter, David Weigel, had earlier tweeted a photo of the crowd gathered at Pensacola Bay Center for Trump’s speech there Friday evening, showing numerous empty seats. He removed the tweet after being told by others that the photo was taken before the venue filled up and apologized in a later Twitter exchange with the president. Trump’s public response: “.@daveweigel of the Washington Post...
  • The U.S. Media Yesterday Suffered its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages

    12/10/2017 5:11:56 AM PST · by Right Wing Assault · 50 replies
    The Intercept ^ | December 9, 2017 | Glenn Greenwald
    Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
  • @daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was FAKE(fraud?)..should be fired

    12/09/2017 3:19:30 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter acoount ^ | December 9. 2017 | President Donald Trump
    .@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.
  • Moore campaign calls Washington Post a 'worthless piece of crap'

    11/22/2017 5:41:32 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/2017 | Josh Delk
    Roy Moore's campaign called The Washington Post a "worthless piece of crap" and refused to provide proof of claims it has made to cast doubt on one of his accusers. “The Washington Post is a worthless piece of crap that has gone out of its way to railroad Roy Moore,” Moore campaign strategist Brett Doster wrote to The Post in an email. “There is no need for anyone at the Washington Post to ever reach out to the Roy Moore campaign again because we will not respond to anyone from the Post now or in the future. Happy Thanksgiving.” {..snip..}
  • Don’t Forget What the Washington Post Reported About Flynn and the Russian Ambassador

    12/01/2017 1:48:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bloomberg just ran a story. I have not had a chance to click the link, so I’m just gonna tell you what the link says and I’ll click the link at the next break. But Bloomberg is reporting that Jared Kushner is who ordered Flynn to contact Russia. Jared, who… It appears Kushner’s been — I don’t know — not as visible lately in the Trump administration apparatus. But again, there’s nothing unusual about the incoming national security adviser during the transition talking to representatives of foreign governments! Folks, you know, I just watched Steve Hayes, who’s on Fox....
  • trump calls for wapo’s dave weigel to be fired after bogus report of empty fl rally

    12/09/2017 6:41:50 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    GP ^ | December 9,2017 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Donald Trump slammed Washington Post politics reporter (and former Journolist) Dave Weigel for posting a photo mocking Trump for the size of the crowd at his rally Friday night in Pensacola, Florida that was actually taken well before Trump entered the venue. Weigel mockingly quoting Trump’s tweet about the rally, “Packed to the rafters”. As The Gateway Pundit reported earlier Saturday, liberals online, including the site Raw Story, were spreading a photo of the rally taken well before Trump took the stage at the Pensacola Bay Center that showed many empty sections of seats. It was falsely claimed that...
  • Media Rattled After Trump Calls Out Washington Post Reporter On Twitter

    12/09/2017 6:43:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 78 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/09/2017
    Journalists were rattled on Saturday after President Donald Trump called out a Washington Post reporter for tweeting a misleading picture of Trump’s rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night. Weigel had tweeted a picture of Trump’s rally that appeared to show an empty arena, but it was taken well before the rally got underway in front of a packed venue. Weigel apologized in response to Trump’s tweet, at which point the president declared victory and called on Weigel to be fired. Weigel, Trump tweeted, “just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night...
  • Trump demands, gets apology from Washington Post reporter

    12/09/2017 4:19:06 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies
    <p>WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump's Florida rally on Friday.</p> <p>Trump tweeted Saturday that ".@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in." The post included photos of the Pensacola venue as Trump spoke.</p>
  • Conyers Mentioned Chandra Levy Case When Intern Rebuffed Sexual Advance: Report

    12/06/2017 8:49:59 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-6-2017 | Matt Finn
    A former congressional intern reportedly says she too was a victim of inappropriate sexual contact by now-retired Rep. John Conyers, saying Conyers even claimed during that encounter to have “inside information” on then-missing federal intern Chandra Levy. Courtney Morse, 36, described the incident from 16 years ago to The Washington Post. She said Conyers, D-Mich., mentioned the Levy case when Morse was a college intern for him and the congressman drove her home one night. Morse said Conyers wrapped his hand around hers while it was in her lap and said he was interested in a sexual relationship, the newspaper...
  • Justice Dept. lawyer who met with dubious Trump dossier author to be hauled before Congress

    12/07/2017 8:44:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    The House Intelligence Committee plans to compel testimony from a career Justice Department attorney who met during the election campaign with the writer of the infamous unverified Trump-Russia dossier. The committee has learned that Bruce Ohr, an associate attorney general, not only spoke with dossier writer Christopher Steele but also met after the election with Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS hired Mr. Steele with Democratic Party money. “Pursuant to the House Intelligence Committee’s prior subpoenas and information requests, the Department of Justice should have provided the committee with information on contacts that DOJ official Bruce Ohr had with Fusion GPS...
  • Georgetown's Middle East Bridge to Nowhere

    12/07/2017 6:40:44 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, amid years of reports that its Middle East Studies were compromised by apologists for violent extremists, if not outright terrorists, has, if anything, doubled down on its approach. "Breaking news on the discipline of Middle East studies is seldom kind to Georgetown University," a report from Campus Watch notes. "In July 2017 came word that the Bridge Initiative of the Saudi-funded Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) had hired former Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) national legal director Arsalan Iftikhar as a senior research fellow." "With the appointment, Bridge/ACMCU has effectively become a branch of...
  • Judd Gregg: Elizabeth Warren and the CFPB

    12/07/2017 6:45:16 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/17 | JUDD GREGG
    Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill ... The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was inserted in the bill, which passed on a partisan vote. All the Democrats voted for it. ... The power invested in the director of the CFPB was, and still is, unencumbered by any limiting authority of those elected to govern. He is a person who under Dodd-Frank answers to no-one. His agency receives its funding without any limitation or congressional oversight, as it has a “put” to the unlimited resources of the Federal Reserve rather than the congressionally-appropriated budget. The director of the bureau is essentially an unelected,...
  • Weinstein's Complicity Machine (Huge Ties to Hillary & Campaign)

    12/07/2017 5:53:52 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies
    The NY Times ^ | 12-6-2017 | Megan Twohey & Staff
    Harvey Weinstein built his complicity machine out of the witting, the unwitting and those in between. He commanded enablers, silencers and spies, warning others who discovered his secrets to say nothing. He courted those who could provide the money or prestige to enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate. In the weeks and months before allegations of his methodical abuse of women were exposed in October, Mr. Weinstein, the Hollywood producer, pulled on all the levers of his carefully constructed apparatus. He gathered ammunition, sometimes helped by the editor of The National Enquirer, who had dispatched reporters...
  • 28 arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia as part of Blood gang-related FBI, ATF operation

    12/06/2017 3:24:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    WJLA ^ | 12/6/17
    More than two dozen people were arrested in DC, Maryland and Virginia Wednesday as the ATF, the FBI and local agencies teamed up for a gang-related sting operation, according to authorities. Officials say the arrests stemmed from an investigation into Blood gang-related crimes throughout the area, particularly in Northern Virginia.The ATF announced earlier Wednesday they were engaged in "ongoing law enforcement activity" from Woodbridge to Alexandria. According to authorities, "Operation Tin Panda" started this past Spring, as they investigated Blood-related crimes over the course of the year.Officials say utilizing search warrants today, officers found guns, heroin and other drugs. Before...
  • PLO Washington Office Cancels Christmas Party Over Jerusalem Announcement

    12/06/2017 8:38:38 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 57 replies
    Forward ^ | 12/6/17 | JTA
    (JTA) — The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C., canceled its Christmas reception due to President Trump’s expected announcement that he will be recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • Multi-agency law enforcement activity reported in DC area

    12/06/2017 7:27:14 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 35 replies
    Fox 5 (DC) ^ | DEC 06 2017 09:37AM EST | fox5dc.com staff
    WASHINGTON - FOX 5 has confirmed that multi-agency law enforcement activity is taking place in the D.C. region this morning. Federal law enforcement agencies, along with state and local authorities, are working in the Washington D.C. area. At this time, exact locations of activity have not been released nor have the nature of the operations.
  • Report: Mike Pence May Be Called to Interview With Mueller Team

    12/05/2017 6:02:30 PM PST · by drewh · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | l | Dec 5, 2017, 8:14 PM | by Diana Stancy Correl
    Vice President Mike Pence may be tapped for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, who is spearheading an investigation to determine if the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, according to a report Tuesday. Although Pence has maintained he was unaware former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn spoke with former Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak about U.S. sanctions, court filings unsealed last week, along with new information revealed about Trump’s knowledge of certain events, suggest many advisers knew of Flynn’s communications with Kislyak. Pence oversaw Trump’s transition team and was aware that Flynn had contacted Russia,...
  • White House 'Not Aware' of Any Trump Plans to Pardon General Flynn

    12/05/2017 5:50:18 PM PST · by drewh · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 05 Dec 2017 07:54 PM | Todd Beamon
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday she was "not aware" of any plans by President Donald Trump to pardon former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — saying any such discussion would be premature at this point. "I'm not aware that has come up or any process or decision on that front," she told reporters at the daily briefing. "No, I haven't asked the president whether or not he would do that. "Before we start discussing pardons for individuals, we should see what happens in specific cases," she added. When pressed further, Sanders responded: "I haven't the conversation...
  • The Quest for Collusion Is Over: And the Democrats Desperate Shrieks for Impeachment Begin

    12/05/2017 2:47:44 PM PST · by drewh · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 5 at 1:56 PM | By Ed Rogers
    The quest for collusion is over. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation has not — either through leaks or announced indictments — revealed any collusion, and Democrats and their allies in the liberal mainstream media know that it never will. This reality is setting in among the president’s clearer-thinking foes, and they are transitioning to an obstruction of justice claim in an effort to sustain the fight with President Trump. Mueller’s investigation has been looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 election since May. His team has made a number of consequential findings, but none of them establish...
  • Sean Hannity And Steve Bannon Fear Deep State Will Arrest Them For Supporting President Trump

    12/05/2017 1:50:41 PM PST · by drewh · 71 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | December 5, 2017 10:33 am | By Jared Holt |
    Fox News personality and radio host Sean Hannity told former White House strategist and Breitbart executive Steve Bannon that he thought that both of them “may end up in jail” for defending President Trump against a supposed “deep state” impeachment efforts. Last night Bannon hosted a special edition of “Breitbart News Tonight.” Hannity joined Bannon and Fox News political analyst Pat Goodell. It wasn’t long before the panel began to speculate about a secret plan orchestrated by “deep state” officials to remove Trump from the White House. “I think they’re coming after Trump because they understand they have to destroy...