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  • IG Horowitz: FBI Withholding Names of Anti-Trump Agents From Public

    06/19/2018 1:42:53 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 2 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed on Tuesday in a joint hearing with the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees the FBI is refusing to allow Trump-hating agents to be named publicly. Horowitz said the FBI is withholding the names from the public “because they work on counterintelligence.” “So the FBI does not want their names released?” Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) asked Horowitz. “Correct,” Horowitz replied.
  • Peter Strzok reportedly escorted out of FBI building

    06/19/2018 1:40:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 06/19/2018 | By Victor Morton -
    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who promised his paramour that he’d make sure Donald Trump lost the election, has been escorted from the FBI building. “FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me,” tweeted CNN reporter Laura Jarrett on Tuesday. News - FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me; as of today, he is still employed; he’s been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team. — Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) June 19, 2018 Aitan Goelman, Mr. Strzok’s lawyer,...
  • Cruz's flip-flop on family separation shows threat to GOP

    06/19/2018 1:40:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 1 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Will Weissert
    "All of us are horrified at the images we're seeing." He said he's talked with the White House about legislation he plans to introduce to stop the separations, though its exact language hasn't yet been released... "We can stop this. The legislation I'm filing this week would prohibit separating families, would mandate that kids should stay with their parents." He said his bill would double the number of federal immigration judges to ensure that asylum cases are heard within two weeks. "If the claim is not valid, and many of those coming here illegally don't have valid claims for asylum,...
  • Peter Strzok reportedly escorted out of FBI building

    06/19/2018 1:39:35 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 13 replies
    Peter Strzok, the FBI agent who promised his paramour that he’d make sure Donald Trump lost the election, has reportedly been escorted from the FBI building. “FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me,” tweeted CNN reporter Laura Jarrett on Tuesday. News - FBI special agent Peter Strzok was escorted out of the FBI building on Friday, source familiar tells me; as of today, he is still employed; he’s been stationed in Human Resources since dismissal from Mueller team. — Laura Jarrett (@LauraAJarrett) June 19, 2018
  • Meeting on Alamo plan turns heated

    06/19/2018 1:31:11 PM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    mysa ^ | June 19, 2018 | Scott Huddleston
    Nearly 100 people turned up to discuss a proposed Alamo plan at a public meeting that became heated Monday night... "We’re already in the first minute on our conversation, and I’m already hearing booing. It can’t happen that way,” Brockhouse said. Members of the design team addressed the group, which sometimes jeered as the consultants acknowledged being from outside of Texas... Earlier in the day, singer Phil Collins, who has donated his collection of artifacts to the Alamo, was in San Antonio for unveiling of bronze models depicting the evolution of the mission and military fortress over more than a...
  • How a McDonald's receipt crippled an elite drug-fighting team

    06/19/2018 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 20 replies
    CBS News 8 San Diego ^ | June 19, 2018 | Beth Warren
    Narcotics Detective Kyle Willett made the 10-minute drive to a McDonald's drive-thru for sweet tea and cheeseburgers before returning to work — and doing something no one expected. Alone in his white Chevrolet Tahoe — outside the UPS global shipping hub where he worked with an elite task force to intercept drug shipments — Willett tore the packing tape off a box, pried open a metal safe and stole piles of cash totaling about $40,000. But the Louisville Metro Police veteran, well trained in exposing criminals' missteps, made an elementary mistake of his own. He used his credit card for...
  • Clinton Emails: What the IG Report Refuses to Admit

    06/19/2018 1:08:45 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 19 June 2018 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Despite the sprawl of Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s 568-page report on the Clinton-emails investigation, there is precious little discussion of the most important issue: The Justice Department and FBI’s rationale for declining to prosecute Hillary Clinton. snip In explaining themselves to the IG, Obama Justice Department and FBI officials contended that the make-or-break issue in the case was whether they could prove mens rea — criminal state of mind. In this instance, that involved former secretary of state Clinton’s knowledge and intent regarding the unauthorized transmission and retention of classified information. Investigators say it dawned on them at...
  • Retired Border Agent: Here's How to Scare Off Illegal Immigrants

    06/19/2018 12:48:41 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Tea Party Patriots Action Co-founder Jenny Beth Martin traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to chat one-on-one with some border patrol agents who are fed up with the federal government and are taking matters into their own hands. Martin shared footage of her walk and talk along the border with Zach Taylor, a retired border patrol officer and current chairman of Chairman of National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers. Zach Taylor Interview - Send them Back Martin and Taylor walked along the Bryan Terry Border Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona, named after the border patrol agent who lost his...
  • U2’s Bono Blasts Trump for Enforcing Immigration Law

    06/19/2018 12:16:10 PM PDT · by davikkm · 74 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    U2’s Bono quoted scripture to attack President Trump’s refusal to release illegal aliens into America during a Monday night concert in Washington DC. According to the verified ONE In America Twitter account, while onstage Bono said, “For those who would use the Holy Scripture to justify tearing children from the arms of their mother… we put the record straight.” Bono added, “Jesus said ‘Suffer the little children, forbid them NOT to come onto me’… Not make the little children suffer!”
  • Hillary Clinton - Just Because Your Kid Gets to America Illegally Doesn’t Mean They Get to Stay

    06/19/2018 12:03:23 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Hillary Clinton (Obama too): Just Because Your Kid Gets to America Illegally Doesn’t Mean They Get to Stay Katie Pavlich As the outrage over President Trump's enforcement of immigration law continues, leaders in the Democrat party are speaking out in full force. Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is one of them. We should be heartbroken to see families torn apart, but we should not be hopeless. There’s something you can do right now to help. Make a donation that will be split across eight organizations working to protect kids separated from their families: https://t.co/gFtjV3KBfM— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18,...
  • US set to announce departure from UN Human Rights Council: reports

    06/19/2018 11:37:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.19.2018 | es/aw (AFP, AP, Reuters)
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley will tell the organization on Tuesday evening at a joint press conference in Washington that their nation plans to leave its main human rights body, UN officials have confirmed. The announcement would come just one day after the UNHRC condemned the Trump administration for its policy of separating children from the families at the US-Mexico border. Haley had already threatened the exit, citing concerns that the council is biased against Israel. She said that the UNHRC was a “forum for politics, hypocrisy and evasion,” that included major human...
  • MoPac toll lanes meeting traffic estimates, exceeding revenue hopes

    06/19/2018 11:09:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | June 6, 2018 | Ben Wear
    Use of the MoPac toll lanes has been steadily growing in the seven months since the lanes opened throughout their entire 11-mile lengths, but it is falling slightly short of a first-year estimate made before construction began. Revenue from the added lanes on each side of North MoPac Boulevard, due to variable toll rates that on average have been higher than expected, has at least met expectations this spring and could exceed them when the agency begins in earnest to pursue unpaid tolls. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see the numbers bump up a bit” as collections efforts step up,...
  • Rosenstein to be Fired Friday??/

    06/19/2018 11:09:22 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 102 replies
    Congressional Hearings ^ | 6/19/18 | Self
    Okay, so I'm watching the congressional hearings this morning. They are questioning IG Horowitz. At 12:35 PM EDT, maybe 2 hours in, Rep Jordan is questioning Horowitz. At that point Shirley Jackson Lee interrupts with "Parliamentary procedure" question. It's not of course...it's an attempt to make a political point. BUT she says, and I quote "and as well to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein which they’re planning to do on Friday” They certainly seemed, in the investigation that makes the case that Rosenstein should be fired. Somebody else want to confirm?
  • FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress

    06/19/2018 10:55:06 AM PDT · by detective · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/19/2018 | Nick Givas
    Shortened title. Full title: Judge Napolitano Says FBI Director Christopher Wray Has Made It Clear He Will Not Share Docs With Congress Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said he was disturbed by FBI Director Christopher Wray’s refusal to cooperate with Congress in their mission to obtain certain documents. “What I saw yesterday that startled me the most, it wasn’t the Democrats getting their narrative out of this, that this has nothing to do with Russia or the Republicans getting their narrative out of this. That the investigation of Hillary was so wide of a mark, we’ve never...
  • $1.6 billion LBJ East project gets official blessing from TxDOT

    06/19/2018 10:41:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 24, 2018 | Ray Leszcynski
    AUSTIN — After months spent hashing out how to pay the $1.6 billion tab, North Texas' most pressing freeway need at long last gained the blessing of the Texas Transportation Commission at its Thursday meeting. The Texas Department of Transportation now has its governing body's approval to seek bids on 10.8 miles of Interstate 635 between Central Expressway and Interstate 30 — known as LBJ East to planners. A contract will be awarded in the summer of 2019, and construction is to finish in 2024. The result will be another free lane in each direction, continuous frontage roads that the...
  • With gerrymandering, Supreme Court hangs on Justice Kennedy's words

    06/19/2018 10:32:30 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2018
    The Supreme Court’s 9-0 nondecision in Gill v. Whitford was more than a little anticlimactic. The Court had been asked to decide if extreme partisan gerrymandering can be challenged in federal court and if so, what standard should apply. (Extreme partisan gerrymandering allows a party to maintain disproportionate control of a state’s legislature or congressional delegation even if the majority of the state’s voters cast their ballots for candidates of the other party.) The Court decided neither question, ruling unanimously that the plaintiffs — Democrats in Wisconsin challenging the legislative map Republicans put in place after the 2010 census —...
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    06/19/2018 10:27:30 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    citizenfreepress ^ | June 19, 2018 | Kane
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  • IG Report Questions Why FBI Did Not Investigate Huma Abedin’s Emails During Hillary Probe

    06/19/2018 10:11:33 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 19 Jun 2018 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK — In its extensive report on the Hillary Clinton email probe, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog raised significant questions about why the FBI did not examine the contents of Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s private email accounts and did not seek to obtain Abedin’s personal devices to determine whether classified information was exchanged. The report noted Abedin should have been a point of interest since the FBI obtained from other sources classified email exchanges between Clinton and Abedin that were missing from the 30,490 emails turned over to the State Department by Clinton’s attorneys. Clinton had claimed the remaining...
  • Freedom Caucus chair unveils bill to end Trump family separation policy

    06/19/2018 9:57:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/19/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would end the separation of immigrant families at the border as the White House scrambles to contain the fallout from the controversial policy. The bill from Meadows, one of President Trump’s top allies in Congress and a conservative ringleader, would allow children to be detained with their parents. The measure would also make it more difficult to seek asylum in the United States — a top priority for conservatives that could stop Democrats from backing the measure.“We need to better enforce our immigration laws, but we can do so...
  • Why the OIG Report Should Scare the Hell Out of You

    06/19/2018 9:52:58 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 18, 2018 | David Catron
    The OIG is infected by a far more dangerous disease than political bias — fear. The Justice Department’s tepid OIG report, with its risible assertion that there was no political bias in the FBI’s Clinton email probe, suggests that it was written by people afraid to tell the unvarnished truth about the conduct of the federal government’s police apparatus, an agency that openly defies congressional oversight and has participated in a vendetta against a sitting president. The FBI’s leadership clearly hopes that the Democrats will win majorities in Congress and put a halt to the investigations into its multifarious abuses...