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  • Defending spies in the Trump campaign is the height of liberal hypocrisy

    05/23/2018 8:46:29 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    The spying is an event of enormous consequences, with no known precedent in American history, because it catches the incumbent party targeting the candidate of the opposition party. Even Richard Nixon didn’t weaponize law enforcement and intelligence agencies to this extent. Additionally, the timing of the spying effort matters because it began before the FBI says it started its counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign. So was that official July start date another James Comey lie? There is an additional option. Trump has the power to declassify virtually any government document, making it accessible by the public under Freedom of...
  • Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules

    05/23/2018 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2018 | Brian Fung
    President Trump's decision to block his Twitter followers for their political views is a violation of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying that Trump's effort to silence his critics is not permissible because the digital space in which he engages with constituents is a public forum. The ruling rejects administration arguments that the First Amendment does not apply to Trump in this case because he was acting as a private individual. In a 75-page decision, Judge Naomi Buchwald said Trump, as a federal official, is not exempt from constitutional obligations to refrain from "viewpoint discrimination." "No government...
  • Mexico says it will help people who are deported, but they often are left to make it on their own

    05/23/2018 7:44:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 23, 2018 | Valeria Fernández
    Halfway through the flight, the officers took off Omar Blas Olvera’s handcuffs. He asked why. They had entered Mexican territory, an immigration agent told him. It was July 26, 2017. After they landed in Mexico City, he looked out the window and saw the airport’s signs in Spanish. Just a few months earlier, Mexico’s President Enrique Peńa Nieto welcomed 135 deported men and women at Mexico City's airport. He touted Somos Mexicanos (We Are Mexican), a federal program to help repatriated nationals. “You’re not alone. Don’t feel abandoned. The doors to this house will always be open,” Mr. Peńa Nieto...
  • 8 GROWING SIGNS OF A COUNTERINTELLIGENCE OPERATION DEPLOYED AGAINST TRUMP

    05/23/2018 6:33:46 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/2018 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It may be true that President Trump illegally conspired with Russia and was so good at covering it up he’s managed to outwit our best intel and media minds who've searched for irrefutable evidence for two years. (We still await special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings.) But there’s a growing appearance of alleged wrongdoing equally as insidious, if not more so, because it implies widespread misuse of America’s intelligence and law enforcement apparatus. Here are eight signs pointing to a counterintelligence operation deployed against Trump for political reasons.
  • North Korea says future of Trump-Kim summit is up to Washington: KCNA

    05/23/2018 6:10:25 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 2018-05-24
    North Korea says future of Trump-Kim summit is up to Washington: KCNA SEOUL (Reuters,AFP) - North Korea's vice foreign minister said the future of the summit between Pyongyang and Washington is "entirely" up to the United States and condemned a media interview by US Vice President Mike Pence in which he compared the North to Libya. "We will neither beg the US for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us," said Choe Son Hui, according to a report by North Korea's central news agency on Thursday (May 24). Choe...
  • There’s A Melania Trump Orchid & It Won An Award This Weekend

    05/23/2018 6:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bustle ^ | May 23, 2018 | Monica Hunter-Hart
    Add this to the ongoing list of fun facts about the Trump family: Melania Trump has an orchid named after her. The flower is a hybrid orchid known as Rhyncholaeliocattleya Melania Trump, or "Rlc Melania Trump," and it even won an award this weekend. When you know the context, the fact that this flower exists isn't so bizarre. It was created by Chadwick & Son Orchids Inc., a company that breeds orchids and has a longstanding tradition of naming flowers after the spouses of the two leading presidential candidates during election years. The company gave both Melania Trump and Bill...
  • Trump can't block Twitter followers, Federal Judge says

    05/23/2018 11:08:01 AM PDT · by DesertRhino · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/23/2018 | Kevin Breuninger, Dan Mangan
    President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a federal judge in New York City ruled Wednesday. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in her ruling that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing certain Americans from viewing his tweets. The social media platform, Buchwald said, is a "designated public forum" from which Trump cannot exclude individual plaintiffs.
  • ZTE revenues fall $2bn as US sanctions bite

    05/23/2018 5:56:17 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 1 replies
    Financial Times ^ | May 23, 2018 | Emily Feng and Louise Lucas
    ZTE, the Chinese telecoms equipment maker, is estimated to have lost more than $2bn in revenue since the imposition of a ban on the supply of US components by Washington last month, according to calculations based on last year’s figures. ZTE reported full-year revenues of Rmb108.8bn ($17bn) in 2017, or an average of $1.4bn a month. The US ban on supplying parts to ZTE — after the group was found to have violated sanctions against North Korea and Iran — was imposed roughly six weeks ago, implying lost revenues of more than $2bn. The potential reversal of the US ban...
  • Grassley rips Strzok-Page redactions amid mystery text: Obama 'White House is running this'

    05/23/2018 4:29:52 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-23-2018 | Brooke Singman
    A top Senate Republican is challenging the Justice Department over extensive redactions made in files showing text messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, drew particular attention to one text that suggested the Obama “White House is running this,” in reference to an unspecified investigation. But, like in so many of the files, a name was redacted and the context was unclear, though one report suggests that was related to the Russia probe. In a letter sent Wednesday to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Grassley called for all redactions to...
  • BREAKING: FBI Spy Stefan Halper May Have Bled Info Into Hillary’s Phony Dossier

    05/23/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 23, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Hill sources are saying the FBI spy who infiltrated Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016, Stefan Halper bled information into Hillary’s phony dossier, reported Paul Sperry. The informant, Stefan Halper, was paid a total of $411,575 in 2016 and 2017 for work with the US government that included spying on the Trump campaign. It was a lucrative business for Stefan Halper. Now the Democrats are in spin mode.
  • 5 Big Questions the FBI Hasn’t Answered on Its Conduct During the 2016 Campaign

    05/23/2018 2:52:15 PM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 22, 2018 | Fred Lucas
    At least 19 House Republicans are sponsoring a resolution calling for a special counsel to investigate the conduct of the Justice Department and FBI during the 2016 election campaign. For a year now, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team have investigated Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The resolution calls for a second special counsel to look at how the Justice Department handled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state, how the Russia investigation regarding President Donald Trump began, and potential abuse of the...
  • Jeff Flake: Trump has 'debased' the presidency

    05/23/2018 2:42:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2018 | Luis Sanchez
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) took aim at President Trump on Wednesday, saying the president has "debased" the office with his "bottomless appetite for destruction and degradation." “Our presidency has been debased by a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division, and only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works" Flake said in a commencement address to Harvard Law School graduates, according to prewritten remarks. “Our Article I branch of government, the Congress (that's me), is utterly supine in the face of the moral vandalism that flows from the White House daily,” Flake continued. The Republican...
  • Every Day is “Opposite Day” in the Fake U.S. News Media

    05/23/2018 2:31:11 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 11 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) If you’re shocked at the utterly dishonest manner in which the entirety of the fake mainstream media is covering Spygate (thanks to President Trump for coining that shorthand term today), well, you need to pay closer attention to the Campaign Update and less attention to CNN. Here’s the short message about this 100% “Opposite Day” coverage: Get used to it, because it’s going to continue. At this point in the saga, fake media outlets who have served as nothing but leak receptacles for the Deep State Cabal within the FBI/DOJ for...
  • Trump Administration Weighs New Tariffs on Imported Vehicles

    05/23/2018 2:26:09 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2018 | William Mauldin, Kate O’Keeffe and Timothy Puko
    WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering a plan that would impose new tariffs on imported vehicles on national-security grounds, according to industry officials briefed on broad outlines of the plan. President Donald Trump has already used a legal provision known as Section 232 to impose global tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, and now the administration is considering starting a probe of imported cars under the same law, possibly applying tariffs at the end, the people said. Mr. Trump has repeatedly floated the idea of tariffs on auto imports in meetings. The plan remains in its early stages, and is likely...
  • Under Trump, Family Planning Funds Could Go To Groups That Oppose Contraception

    05/23/2018 2:11:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | May 23, 2017 | Sarah McCammon
    A newly-unveiled Trump administration proposal would not just block groups like Planned Parenthood from receiving Title X funds. It also could pave the way for a host of previously ineligible organizations — some of whom oppose contraception — to receive funds through the federal government's family planning program. While introducing President Trump at a fundraiser on Tuesday for her anti-abortion-rights group, Marjorie Dannenfelser painted a picture of what the country might look like had abortion opponents and other social conservatives not rallied around Trump in 2016. "We would be grieving the loss of support for women and children as pregnancy...
  • Former South Korean National-Security Adviser: The U.S. May Have to Withdraw Some Troops

    05/23/2018 1:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 23, 2018 | Uri Friedman
    SEOUL, South Korea—In a striking challenge to his fellow conservatives ahead of nuclear talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, a top aide to former South Korean President Lee Myung Bak told me that South Koreans will “have to live with” a reduction in American forces in Korea “if that’s necessary and there’s no other way to denuclearize North Korea.” “If we can make a deal with the U.S. on the basis of partial withdrawal—a drawdown of U.S. troops—that’s something I think we should discuss seriously,” said Chun Yung Woo, who served as national-security adviser to Lee—a conservative hardliner...
  • Spygate: More Vindication for Breitbart, Mark Levin, Donald Trump

    05/23/2018 1:34:12 PM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    “Spygate” — the revelation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used at least one informant to infiltrate Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign — provides further vindication of the contention made in March 2017 by conservative radio host Mark Levin, Breitbart News, and President Trump (in that order) that the Obama administration conducted surveillance of the opposition in an attempt to monitor, defeat, and delegitimize it. As Breitbart News recalled earlier this year: On March 2, 2017, Levin noted mainstream media reports that suggested that law enforcement and intelligence agencies had conducted surveillance of Trump associates during the last months...
  • Please Democrats, believe the report that says Twitter bots elected Donald Trump

    05/23/2018 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 23, 2018 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats are still desperate to explain their 2016 loss, and they’re desperate to do so without admitting that Hillary Clinton personifies most of their horrible, unworkable, rejected, beliefs. The candidate herself has become famous for her “everyone and everything but me” blame game – to the point where even former supporters are telling her to pipe down and go away. She’s not going to. Frankly, I suspect she’s in capable of doing so. However, even if she was inclined to shuffle off the stage, this bit of fluff from Bloomberg would probably keep her going for another 3 months. A...
  • Howie Carr: FBI ‘protection’ of Trump in 2016 is a laugh

    05/23/2018 11:33:06 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5-23-18 | Howie Carr
    Talk about ungrateful — for some reason President Trump doesn’t appreciate how the FBI tried to help him out in 2016 by inserting a spy, I mean informant, into his campaign. As the Washington Post headline explained this charitable deed: “The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him.” Of course they did. The crooked G-men are there to protect you, Mr. President. I should know, because they’ve been “protecting” me, off and on, since 1975. And they’re such good people — the feds prefer to remain anonymous. They want no credit for...
  • Reich: Trump's curious coalition

    05/23/2018 11:13:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | May 22, 2018 | Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor
    Donald Trump's strategy for keeping power is to build up his coalition of America's white working class and the nation's ownership class. It's a curious coalition, to say the least. But if Democrats don't respond to it, it could protect Mr. Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him. It just might create a permanent Republican majority around an axis of white resentment and great wealth. Two decades ago, Democrats and Republicans competed over the middle class. They battled over soccer moms and suburban "swing" voters. Since then the middle class has shrunk while the working class has grown, and vast...