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  • Dershowitz: Trump Had Even More Legal Justification Eliminating Soleimani than Obama Had with Osama Bin Laden

    01/04/2020 11:39:18 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday evening that President Donald Trump had even more legal authority to eliminate Qassem Soleimani than former President Barack Obama had to take out Osama bin Laden in 2011. “[Soleimani] was a combatant,” explained Dershowitz. “There’s no doubt that he fit the description of ‘combatant.’ He [was] a uniformed member of an enemy military who was actively planning to kill Americans; American soldiers and probably, as well, American civilians.” “It was the right thing to do,” he added. “It was legally justified, and I think we should applaud the president for his...
  • President Trump: ‘My highest and most solemn duty’ (Email Letter w/Link to President Trump's Statement)

    01/06/2020 5:06:37 PM PST · by Boomer · 14 replies
    The White House via Email ^ | January 6, 2020 | The White House
    Four days ago, the United States military executed a flawless precision strike that killed the worst remaining terrorist on Earth, Qasem Soleimani. The next day, President Donald J. Trump delivered a statement on the successful operation. “As President, my highest and most solemn duty is the defense of our nation and its citizens,” he said. “Soleimani was plotting imminent and sinister attacks on American diplomats and military personnel, but we caught him in the act and terminated him.” “Under my leadership, America’s policy is unambiguous: To terrorists who harm or intend to harm any American, we will find you. We...
  • This morning, Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson debunked Democrats' claim that Congress needed to approve...(video) Johnson: Soleimani was a "lawful military objective" & the President had "ample domestic legal authority to take him out"

    01/05/2020 11:17:35 AM PST · by blueyon · 15 replies
    Twitter@AZachParkinson ^ | 01/05/20 | @AZachParkinson
    This morning, Obama DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson debunked Democrats' claim that Congress needed to approve Soleimani strike Johnson: Soleimani was a "lawful military objective" & the President had "ample domestic legal authority to take him out"
  • September 20, 2017: Six U.S Agencies Conspired to Illegally Wiretap Trump; British Intel Used as NSA

    02/09/2018 12:31:14 PM PST · by bitt · 80 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | September 20, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    From the beginning it was a set up to find dirt on Trump campaign insiders and if possible to topple Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations. Before and after the 2016 election. And while this operation had many moving parts and alternating players, the mission to unseat Trump never changed. And it remains ongoing. Paul Manafort was wiretapped. Carter Page was wiretapped. Donald Trump Jr. was wiretapped. Jared Kushner was wiretapped. Gen. Michael Flynn was wiretapped. And likely there were others. And none of it was very legal. In fact, most of it was very illegal, according to federal law enforcement sources...
  • Obama Built The ‘Cages’ for Illegals, Not Trump, Says Obama ICE Chief

    06/27/2019 3:37:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | June 27, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    It was only a few months ago that Democrats were dismissing the crisis at the border as manufactured by Trump, and now they’re comparing migrant detention centers to concentration camps and blaming Trump for “putting kids in cages.” But for those still trying to blame President Trump, Barack Obama’s former ICE chief, Thomas Homan, has a reality check for them. Speaking at a conference hosted by the Center for Immigration Studies, Homan explained that the “cages” Democrats are blaming on Trump were the product of the Obama administration: “I’ve been to that facility, where they talk about cages. That facility...
  • Republicans Seek Obama Era Docs From DHS on Russian Election Interference

    03/05/2019 9:13:10 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 14 replies
    Sara Carter.com ^ | 5 March 2019 | Sara Carter
    Republican lawmakers Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows requested a slew of Obama era documents and communications Tuesday related to “attempted interference in the” 2016 election from Department of Homeland Security Kirsjen Nielsen. In a letter the lawmakers noted “then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson briefed Members of Congress about attempted Russian interference. During the briefing – which also included President Obama’s National Security Advisor Lisa Monaco and then-FBI Director James Comey – the Obama Administration assured Members that it was adequately addressing any attempted interference in the election.” Jordan, R-Ohio, and Meadows, R-NC, both members of the House Oversight and Government Reform...
  • Obama DHS Sec Rebukes Dems: Abolishing ICE ‘Would Compromise Public Safety’

    07/08/2018 8:35:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    thedailycaller ^ | 7/7/18 | Scott Morefield
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson pushed back against Democrats calling for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be abolished in a Friday op-ed published in the Washington Post. The op-ed, titled, “Abolishing ICE is not a serious policy proposal,” likened demands to abolish ICE to a hypothetical demand from those who wanted to end the Vietnam war by abolishing “the entire Defense Department.” “Obviously, that would have completely compromised national security,” Johnson wrote, adding that ending the agency “would compromise public safety” as well. “Calls to abolish ICE only serve to sow even greater division in the American...
  • Obama Homeland Security Secretary: We Believed Detaining Illegal Immigrant Minors Was “Necessary”

    06/24/2018 11:13:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Fox News Sunday via YouTube.com ^ | Jun 24, 2018 | GOP War Room
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfU2eqjnXdg
  • Jeh Johnson: Obama Administration Expanded Migrant Family Detention

    06/21/2018 3:28:06 PM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson reminded MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell Thursday of the Obama administration’s decision to expand the number of immigrant family detentions. A partial transcript follows: JEH JOHNSON: Illegal migration reacts sharply to perceived changes in enforcement policy — in the short term — but it always reverts back longer term to the longer term trends given the underlying condition of the so-called push factors in central America. So that is what President Trump and his administration have seen now over the last year. The numbers are 40 or 50,000 per month and they are obviously...
  • Reid Silent On Baffling Decision To Block Bipartisan IG-Empowering Bill

    03/18/2016 6:17:12 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid  refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. Three months ago, the Nevada senator blocked an attempt to pass Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s IG Empowerment Act with unanimous consent, which would make it crystal clear that the 1978 Inspector General Act gives presidentially appointed IGs authority to access all agency records for investigations and audits. Reid still refuses to change his position or explain his objections....
  • Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public

    02/21/2018 12:43:15 PM PST · by detective · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/19/2018 | Julia Nista
    Shortened title. Full title: Obama’s DHS Sec Says Administration Knew About Russian Hack, Waited To Tell Public For Fear Of Label As ‘Taking Sides’ Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said on MSNBC Monday morning that although the Obama administration knew of Russian hacking as early as summer of 2016, the administration did nothing initially out of concern for being labeled as “taking sides.”
  • All Hands On Deck: White House Convenes 27 Person Ebola Meeting

    10/27/2014 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Suffering a crisis of confidence over his leadership on Ebola a week before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama assembled a massive staff meeting on the issue at the White House Sunday.Including the president, there were 24 people in physical attendance at the meeting CBS News said was convened “to discuss a nationwide policy for health care workers returning from West Africa.” Vice President Joe Biden joined via telephone, and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thomas Frieden and US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power joining via video teleconference.Sunday, the New York Times reported President...
  • Lockheed Martin Elects Jeh Johnson and James Taiclet to Board of Directors

    12/11/2017 4:35:05 PM PST · by Elderberry · 54 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/11/2017
    Lockheed Martin (LMT) announced today that its board of directors has elected Jeh C. Johnson and James D. Taiclet, Jr. to the board effective January 1, 2018. Johnson, 60, is a partner at the international law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Previously, he served as U.S. secretary of homeland security as part of an exemplary career of public service. He also served as general counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of the Air Force. He's currently a director of PG&E Corporation (PCG). Taiclet, 57, is chairman, president and chief executive officer...
  • Jeh Johnson: The 2016 election wasn't hacked

    09/28/2017 11:15:28 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 28
    Jeh Johnson told lawmakers Thursday he's unaware of any evidence showing cyberattacks affected voting in the 2016 presidential election. But, the former secretary of homeland security said it's a concerning possibility. "The integrity of our election outcomes on a national level dances on the head of a pin," he told an election security task force assembled by congressional Democrats. "If writers of the TV series ‘House of Cards' can figure that out, then a lot of other people can do the same."
  • Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    08/23/2015 6:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    FCW Federal Computer Week ^ | August 21, 2015 | Sean Lyngass
    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers' calibrated extraction of data and the government's step-by-step response. It illuminates a sequence of events that lawmakers have struggled to pin down in public hearings with Obama administration officials. The timeline makes clear that the heist of data on 22 million current and former federal employees was one sustained assault rather than two separate intrusions to steal background investigation data and personnel records. The document, which bears the seals of OPM and the Department of Homeland Security, is dated July 14 and was prepared...
  • Jeh Johnson: Confederate Monuments Are ‘Rallying Points for White Nationalism,’ (TR)

    08/21/2017 3:37:51 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 20 AUGUST 2017 | PAM KEY
    Johnson said, “President Trump said this week that Jefferson and Washington were slave owners, where does it stop? Where does it end? I think most Americans understand, most African-Americans understand that many of the founders of our nation were slave owners. But most of us are not advocating that we take them off the currency or drop Washington’s name from the nation’s capital. I have first cousins, cousins whose names are Washington. They’re not changing their names. They’re proud of their name.”
  • Former DHS Secretary: Removing Confederate Statues Is A Matter Of National Security

    08/21/2017 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Statues of Lincoln, Catholic saints, and Confederate generals have been in the political debate as of late. There are even a few commentators who want to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It’s out of control, but then again—that’s the progressive Left. Now, former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says it’s a matter of national security. He made the remarks to ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on This Week Sunday. Our friends at the Washington Free Beacon clipped the exchangeJeh Johnson: Removing Confederate statues a matter of 'homeland security' "What alarms so many of us from a...
  • Jeh Johnson: Removal of Confederate Statues a Matter of ‘Homeland Security’

    08/20/2017 9:01:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 83 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 20, 2017 | David Rutz
    Former Obama administration official Jeh Johnson said the removal of Confederate statues was a matter of "public safety and homeland security" on Sunday. In the aftermath of deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., when a man with white nationalist ties was arrested for ramming his car into a crowd of counter-protesters last week and killing a woman, Confederate monuments across the country have been taken down. The furor in Charlottesville began with a protest by white supremacists against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. Johnson served as Secretary of Homeland Security under Obama, and he said on ABC's...
  • State officials not done fighting federal intrusion into local election systems

    06/25/2017 2:03:22 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 25, 2017 | Todd Shepherd
    The nation's top state election officials say they'll keep fighting a Department of Homeland Security order that designates state and local election systems as "critical infrastructure," and aren't happy with the message they got this week that the designation will remain. For the moment, that fight means lobbying congressional delegations to use whatever power is at their disposal to make DHS back off. Barring that, a separation of powers lawsuit may be their last option, but it's not clear yet if any state or coalition of states is willing to take that step just yet. Week Twenty-Two of the Trump...
  • Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

    06/23/2017 11:58:56 AM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2017 | Greg Miller, Ellen Nakashima and Adam Entous
    arly last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides. Inside was an intelligence bombshell, a report drawn from sourcing deep inside the Russian government that detailed Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race.