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  • Ann Coulter: The Swamp in Action

    06/27/2019 12:30:34 PM PDT · by cartan · 33 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 2019-06-27 | Ann Coulter
    Everyone else wants the names of the FBI officials who approved the unprecedented law enforcement dragnet against low-level Trump aides in the middle of a presidential campaign. I want the names of the staffers at the Republican National Committee who prepared Trump’s “backgrounders” on potential hires for the new administration. (I’m not interested in finding out who leaked them because I assume it was the Russians.) When America is no more, future generations are going to want to know who murdered our country. Below is a random selection of the idiotic quotes from the RNC’s vetting document on Kris Kobach,...
  • Trump administration threatens layoffs in fight to eliminate major federal agency

    06/20/2019 7:21:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Trump administration officials have put the Office of Personnel Management on the chopping block in an ambitious but controversial bid to reorganize the federal government -- and they are ready to furlough or even lay off workers if Congress stands in their way. According to an internal document obtained by The Washington Post, workers could be sent home on Oct. 1 and laid off 30 days later, if Congress will not agree to their plan to eliminate the agency -- which essentially serves as HR of the federal government. “This is a crisis building for years,” acting OPM Director Margaret...
  • Key Senate Democrat warns of Barr’s expanded powers

    05/28/2019 10:26:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2019 | Mary Clare Jalonick and Susannah George
    The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee is sounding the alarm about the new powers that President Donald Trump has granted to Attorney General William Barr. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, in a letter obtained by The Associated Press, said he fears Trump is giving Barr “the right to selectively declassify certain information for purposes of political gain.” He asked that the leaders of the nation’s spy agencies contact lawmakers if Barr’s investigation threatens their work. Trump last week granted Barr the power to review and potentially release classified information as he analyzes the origins of the FBI’s Russia...
  • Andy McCabe opened an obstruction of justice investigation into the president before Mueller MYTITLE

    05/24/2019 11:57:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    TWITTER ^ | 5/24/2019 | UndercoverHuber
    NEW: Transcript of previously secret proffer from Mueller's top appellate lawyer and counselor Michael Dreeben confirms Andy McCabe opened an obstruction of justice investigation into the president *before* the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel https://twitter.com/JohnWHuber/status/1131986605399576577 OR threadunroll https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1131986605399576577.html
  • Justin Amash, tea party star, earns primary challenge for backing impeachment

    05/20/2019 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 20, 2019 at 6:15 AM | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he enlists social media to do something unusual: explain why he bucks his party in terms his constituents can understand. The 39-year-old Republican, who was the youngest member of the freshman class in 2011, states his approach succinctly: “I defend liberty and explain every vote here.” The simple formula has turned the libertarian, who rode into the House on the tea party wave, into something of a sensation. In 2012, the Independent Voter Network called Amash the “coolest member of Congress.” Amash’s latest decision — to state publicly that President Trump engaged in activity...
  • Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry

    05/13/2019 5:21:42 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 107 replies
    Attorney General William P. Barr has assigned the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut to examine the origins of the Russia investigation, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that President Trump has long called for but that could anger law enforcement officials who insist that scrutiny of the Trump campaign was lawful. John H. Durham, the United States attorney in Connecticut, has a history of serving as a special prosecutor investigating potential wrongdoing among national security officials, including the F.B.I.’s ties to a crime boss in Boston and accusations of C.I.A. abuses of detainees. His inquiry is...
  • Waiting for Huber: whatever happened to the investigation into FBI abuse of power?

    05/13/2019 7:31:54 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 115 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | April 3, 2019 | Barbara Boland
    Some witnesses and their attorneys assert that Huber’s appointment a year and a half ago was meant to silence Republicans while shielding the Obama administration FBI and Department of Justice officials from true scrutiny. ‘At the time, people wanted a special counsel, but Jeff Sessions announced he brought in Huber and people said, “OK, we got Huber on it,”’ said former Justice Department prosecutor Victoria Toensing. ‘But it was a head fake.’ Toensing now works in private practice and represents a Uranium One whistleblower and FBI informant Doug Campbell. Neither Campbell nor Toensing have been contacted by Huber, despite Campbell’s...
  • South Jersey Democratic boss slams Gov. Murphy

    05/09/2019 8:35:00 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 11 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | May 8, 2019 | Ted Sherman
    George Norcross III, the South Jersey Democratic power broker long at odds with the governor, has declared all-out war on Phil Murphy, calling him a “liar” and “politically incompetent.” After enduring a steady drumbeat of criticism over how his company and other entities tied to him allegedly benefitted from lucrative tax incentives meant to help revive the city of Camden, Norcross went on the attack. He lambasted a special governor’s task force deployed to investigate the New Jersey Economic Development Authority in connection with those tax incentives, as well as the governor.
  • When Will Trump Finally Drop the Hammer on the Deep State?

    05/06/2019 4:32:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 6, 2019 | JOHN sCOTTO
    Now that the Mueller witch hunt has reached its final conclusion, are those of us who are fully awake finally going to witness some justice regarding the various deep state actors and their attempted coup d'état against President Trump? We currently hear the Huber and Horowitz reports are coming soon. Will these reports finally shine some much-needed light upon this huge scandal? This country has been put through a holy hell the last two years, a hell based upon a promulgation of a myth by a leftist propagandist media. “The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie...
  • Rush Limbaugh & Donald J. Trump Golfing & Winning At Mar-a-Lago This Weekend

    04/20/2019 6:19:27 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 44 replies
    Instgram & Donald Trump Jr. ^ | April 20, 2019 | CaliforniaCraftBeer
    WHERE WAS RUSH LIMBAUGH on Good Friday 2019? Palm Beach, Florida at Mar-a-Lago golfing with The 45th President Of The United States Of America...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ELIMINATING A MAJOR FEDERAL AGENCY. THE WHITE HOUSE TOLD US WHY

    04/12/2019 2:34:00 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 72 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:47 AM 04/12/2019 | Molly Prince
    The White House is moving to dissolve the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and reorganize the agency’s responsibilities into three existing departments in order to “drive what is needed to support the mission in all of government.” “When we really look at the need for government overall, and we looked at the [OPM’s] design to support those needs, there was a fundamental structural misalignment between the challenges of today around our workforce and what OPM was conditioned to do,” Margaret Weichert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and acting OPM director, told The Daily Caller...
  • If Trump has his way, this major federal agency is on the way out

    04/10/2019 7:15:39 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 38 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | April 10, 2019 | Staff Progressive Disseminator
    The White House is moving to do what no president has accomplished since World War II: eliminate a major federal agency. If the Trump administration succeeds at dismantling the Office of Personnel Management, the closure could be a blueprint for shuttering other departments as it tries to shrink government. The agency would be pulled apart and its functions divided among three other departments. An executive order directing parts of the transition by the fall is in the final stages of review, administration officials said, with an announcement by President Trump likely by summer. OPM employees were briefed at a meeting...
  • POTUS Trump Now Turns To D.C. Swamp And Says, “MY TURN.”

    03/24/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 223 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | 03/24/19
    Lots of whispers circulating in and around Washington D.C. regarding a Trump White House that is set to unleash an investigative push back against all those false accusors that have been peddling the dangerous and divisive Trump-Russia hoax for the last two years. Word is members of both the Clinton and Obama gang are bracing for impact. DEVELOPING…
  • Mueller Is Done. Now Probe the Real Scandal

    03/25/2019 3:43:04 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 3/24/19 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    Attorney General William Barr has reported to Congress that special counsel Robert Mueller has cleared President Trump and his campaign team of claims of conspiring with Russia during the 2016 election. This is more than an exoneration. It’s a searing indictment of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as a reminder of the need to know the story behind the bureau’s corrosive investigation.
  • What Did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?

    03/25/2019 5:22:17 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    (snip) Well. What is not said here (i.e., Mueller Report and Barr Summary)? There is no word about the role of then-President Obama and/or anyone in the Obama administration when it comes to the question of directing this entire effort to sabotage first the Trump campaign and then, when that failed, the Trump presidency itself. Who, exactly, did Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey, and the entire list of Justice Department, CIA, and FBI officials work for, anyway? They worked for President Barack Obama. As did his first Secretary of State and presidential wannabe Hillary Clinton. As has...
  • In wake of Robert Mueller’s report, don’t celebrate — investigate

    03/25/2019 5:48:08 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 30 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 03-25-2019 | Herald Staff
    The Mueller report is in. The president is vindicated. Now it is time to investigate the investigators. The Justice Department said yesterday that the investigation found no evidence that President Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia in any way to gain an advantage in the election. “The findings of the Department of Justice are a total and complete exoneration of the president of the United States,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said. She is right. There is no collusion and there never was. But this is no time to celebrate. The very idea that Trump was working with the...
  • Graham Sends Ominous Tweet To Comey: See You Soon

    03/25/2019 5:54:02 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-25-2019
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., posted an ominous reply to ex-FBI-Director James Comey on Twitter Sunday after Comey seemed to sum up the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation by posting a picture of a man who appeared lost in the woods. The photo posted by Comey was of a man surrounded by tall trees, and the caption was simply: "So many questions." Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, replied, "Could not agree more," an obvious message that he hopes to question the former FBI head. Comey's tweet followed Attorney General William Barr’s announcement that Mueller did not...
  • Trump as Hercules Cleaning Out the Augean Stables

    02/17/2019 5:09:50 AM PST · by upchuck · 17 replies
    Am Thinker ^ | Feb 17, 2019 | Clarice Feldman
    Last week in Viareggio, Italy, the citizens paraded with a huge float depicting President Trump as Hercules. Looking at his many accomplishments against countless enemies and political opponents, the depiction was not inapt. Like Hercules, he defeated the Queen of the Amazons, and this week, he's going on to clean out the Augean Stables. In this respect, he's aided by the utter stupidity of his opponents. A. The Green New Deal For decades now, under the guise of environmental protection, the far left has tied down America's economy. It's been largely gradual, hidden in fancy language and supported by those...
  • EPA enforcement drops sharply in Trump’s 2nd year in office

    02/08/2019 6:21:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 8, 2019 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    Civil and criminal crackdowns on polluters dropped sharply in the second year of the Trump administration, according to 2018 enforcement figures released Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Trump administration EPA says the agency is taking a new tack with polluters, giving states more of a role in regulation and enforcement and stressing education and voluntary compliance with offenders as well as fines and criminal prosecution. […] The EPA has been one of the most active agencies overall in carrying out the deregulatory goals of President Donald Trump. Environmental and public-health groups say the business-friendly rollbacks place public health...
  • Who really wants to drain the "Swamp"?

    01/23/2019 8:20:57 AM PST · by Rumplemeyer · 64 replies
    Here is one very easy way to drain the swamp that is our government. Change our present tax system to a flat tax system. You see our present system is based on a series of one shot laws written for the benefit of those making donations to our congress and senate critters. Why do you think the tax code is almost 100 thousand pages long? A flat tax system would eliminate this legal bribery. No more special exemptions for consideration of the generous donations to reelection campaigns of our "Leaders". These are known to we the great unwashed as "Loopholes"...