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  • FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts offers to testify on Capitol Hill

    06/17/2018 1:35:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/18 | Julia Manchester
    FBI agent Peter Strzok offered to testify before the House Judiciary Committee in a letter from his attorney released on Sunday. The letter was drafted by Strzok's attorney Aitan Goelman and was sent to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). The letter comes amid reports that Goodlatte had begun initiating procedures to subpoena Strzok, who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election meddling after it was revealed he sent anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 presidential campaign. "While you are, of course, free to continue pursuing this process, it is wholly unnecessary," Goelman wrote in the...
  • Charleston may apologize for role in U.S. slave trade

    06/15/2018 7:53:03 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 57 replies
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | 6/15/18 | By Emily Bohatch
    One of South Carolina’s oldest cities may be apologizing for its prolific role in the U.S. slave trade, according to city documents. Charleston’s city council will consider a resolution “recognizing, denouncing and apologizing” for the role the South Carolina port city played in the slave trade, according to the council’s agenda. The formal apology will be considered for the first time on Juneteenth, a day aimed at celebrating the abolition of slavery. The resolution — which is scheduled for next Tuesday’s meeting — also says the city will commit to continuing to “pursue initiatives that honor the contributions of those...
  • Henry McMaster: Enthusiasm For Trump Compares To A Beatles Concert

    06/13/2018 6:23:34 AM PDT · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-13-2018 | Ian Mason
    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the first statewide elected official anywhere in America to endorse Donald Trump for president, joined Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily on Tuesday – the day of his primary election to keep the office to which he wasappointed after Nikki Haley joined the administration last year. McMaster spoke to Breitbart News Editor in Chief Alex Marlow about his efforts to fend off a challenge from Never Trump-linked former South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton and about his recent presidential Twitter endorsement. McMaster related that he “wasn’t a bit surprised” at the...
  • Mark Sanford fights to survive in SC 1st District congressional results (Sanford Trailing)

    06/12/2018 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 77 replies
    The State ^ | June 12, 2018 | BRISTOW MARCHAN
    COLUMBIA, SC 9:23 p.m. With 48 percent of the vote in, it's starting to look like Arrington could win the GOP nomination without a runoff. Arrington has 52 percent of the vote to incumbent Mark Sanford's 45 percent, according to the AP.
  • Democrats rebuff Graham's call for military use authorization against North Korea

    06/10/2018 10:42:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2018 | Maegan Vazquez
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday urged Democrats to sign onto an authorization to use military force against North Korea as a precautionary measure in case Pyongyang and Washington fail to reach a diplomatic agreement during next week's summit in Singapore. On ABC's "This Week," Graham asked his Democratic colleagues, "If diplomacy fails, will you support my efforts to authorize the use of military force as a last resort to convince North Korea and China that things are going to be different this time?" Graham made the remarks after saying he agreed with Democrats' demands in letter to...
  • Ryan remarks on Trump ‘Spygate’ leave conservatives fuming

    06/07/2018 2:34:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/18 | Katie Bo Williams and Olivia Beavers
    A vocal bloc of House conservatives are fuming at Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) behind the scenes, after the lame-duck speaker publicly sided with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in the debate over the FBI’s tactics in its investigation into the Trump campaign. Gowdy shot down allegations last week that the FBI improperly used a confidential informant to “spy” on the campaign, saying that the bureau “did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do.” Ryan on Wednesday called Gowdy’s assessment “accurate,” dealing another blow to the claims dubbed “Spygate” by President Trump. But Trump allies on Capitol Hill say that...
  • 2019 Volvo S60 to be unveiled June 20 at Charleston [SC] plant

    06/08/2018 4:14:13 PM PDT · by jjotto · 20 replies
    Motor Authority ^ | Jun 8, 2018 | Sean Szymkowski
    As Volvo prepares to inaugurate its first United States-based manufacturing facility in South Carolina, the Swedish luxury marque announced it will also reveal the 2019 S60 sedan at the same location. The S60 will make its debut at the Charleston production facility on June 20. Motor Authority is scheduled to be on hand in Charleston for the reveal of the S60 and a tour of the new plant. The reveal is part of Volvo's shifting strategy around media events. Volvo issued a press release about that strategy on Friday. Rather than attend major auto shows, Volvo said it will plan...
  • Gowdy: FBI acted properly with use of informant during 2016 campaign

    05/29/2018 6:20:18 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 182 replies
    The Hill ^ | 29 May 2018 | JULIA MANCHESTER
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said Tuesday he believes the FBI acted properly with its use of an informant to speak with several members of President Trump's 2016 campaign. "I am even more convinced that the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump," Gowdy said on Fox News's "The Story."
  • NAACP Doubles Down on Pres Who Lied About "Racist" Cop

    05/28/2018 4:09:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 27, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Facts have a notorious racial bias. The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, pastor of Oakgrove Missionary Baptist Church in Fairmont, was stopped April 12 in Timmonsville, S.C., by police Officer Chris Miles for not using a turn signal while making a left turn. At 3:53 a.m. on April 13, Moultrie posted on Facebook, “Tonight I was racially profiled by Timmonsville officer cause I was driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood. But you know tomorrow they will hear from me.” In his Facebook account of the traffic stop Moultrie, who also is president of the Timmonsville NAACP chapter,...
  • Dem congressional candidate refuses to withdraw amidst revelations of domestic abuse.

    05/22/2018 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Conserv · 17 replies
    This is a congressional House seat(5th district, South Carolina). Archie Parnell(D) came close to defeating Ralph Norman(R) in a 2017 special election.
  • Nunes: No More Talks with DOJ until It Turns Over Documents

    House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that he will refuse to meet again with the Justice Department until officials release documents he has requested about the Russia investigation. Nunes subpoenaed the Justice Department and threatened to hold officials in contempt of Congress if they refuse to release files regarding a confidential FBI informant who spoke to Trump campaign associates in 2016 about Russian election meddling. The California Republican said he and his colleague Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) had a “productive” meeting with DOJ officials a few weeks ago but ignored a Friday invite to meet again when they...
  • NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released

    05/20/2018 10:18:13 AM PDT · by yoe · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A South Carolina NAACP chapter president who says he was racially profiled during a traffic stop was accused of lying after police released video footage of the encounter, according to reports."Tonight, I was racially profiled by Timmonsville Officer CAUSE I WAS DRIVING A MERCEDES BENZ AND GOING HOME IN A NICE NEIGHBORHOOD," Timmonsville NAACP President Rev. Jerrod Moultrie said in an April 13 Facebook post, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.[snip]"When I saw the video, I was shocked that someone who is supposed to be a community leader, a pastor, and head of the NAACP would just come out and tell...
  • Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast

    05/18/2018 5:54:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | May 18, 2018 07:28am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a commercial Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station from Virginia's Eastern Shore before dawn on Monday, and the launch could be visible to potentially millions of spectators along the U.S. East Coast. The Antares rocket is scheduled to launch at 4:39 a.m. EDT (0839 GMT) on Monday (May 21) and should be highly visible across the East Coast of the United States, weather permitting. The mission, called OA-9, will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia to deliver more than 3 tons of supplies to...
  • Why getting money for Interstate 73 is such a struggle

    05/16/2018 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | March 19, 2018 | Emma Dumain
    WASHINGTON By Washington standards, it shouldn’t be that hard to get money for Interstate 73, a decades-in-the-making, $2 billion project to connect 75 miles of road from the North Carolina border to the tourist hub of South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach. But Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C., the local congressman and the road’s key backer, is struggling to get the project going. He does have support from his state’s two U.S. senators. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., recently called the interstate the second most important economic priority for South Carolina behind dredging the Charleston Harbor. Al Simpson, a well-connected Washington lobbyist who was...
  • Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching anonymous attacks on congressional investigator

    05/14/2018 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 May 2018 | Catherine Herridge
    Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election. The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff. "I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told...
  • ISSA EXPOSES GOWDY AIDING OBSTRUCTION, CENSORSHIP OF INFORMATION BY CRIMINAL DOJ

    05/14/2018 12:58:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 83 replies
    rickwells ^ | May 14, 2018 | Rick Wells
    ISSA EXPOSES GOWDY AIDING OBSTRUCTION, CENSORSHIP OF INFORMATION BY CRIMINAL DOJ Rep Issa exposes the lies of Trey Gowdy about obstruction at DOJ and his role in selling the American people the censoring evidence of govt crimes is a good thing…Rep Darrell Issa exposes the artificial happy face that we already suspected was being painted on the meetings between Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, Oversight Committee Chairman Gowdy, and the obstructionists at DOJ.Rep Trey Gowdy, who allowed the Benghazi commission to be turned into a whitewashing of the guilt of Clinton and Obama, told Jason Chaffetz in an interview on...
  • REMINDER: FBI COVERED UP BERNIE SUPPORTER'S MASS SHOOTING OF REPUBLICANS

    05/14/2018 10:05:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 14, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    mass shooting of congressional Republicans... many lawmakers are mad, or frustrated, or saddened, at how quickly the story disappeared from the headlines given that the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, targeted Republicans... Hodgkinson carried a list of names of lawmakers in his pocket: ... The list included their office numbers and short physical descriptions. He’d recorded video of the field in April of of that year — a sign, the prosecutor wrote in his official report, that Hodgkinson “had already selected Simpson field as a potential target as early as April 2017.” His social media was filled with Bernie and anti-Republican...
  • Restaurant staff makes Mother's Day special for mother eating alone

    05/14/2018 7:07:17 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WTAE ^ | May 14, 2018
    HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — A mother in South Carolina received a special Mother's Day gift Sunday after the staff at a Ruby Tuesday's noticed she was eating lunch by herself. According to WMBF, Barbara Foy went to get lunch by herself at the Ruby Tuesday near Surfside Beach after she didn't receive a call from her son on Mother's Day. She said he hasn't called her for some time. When the staff realized Foy was eating alone, they pitched in to make her a Mother's Day gift basket filled with goodies. Foy's lunch was also paid for, and a customer...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz to attend U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem

    05/13/2018 9:57:00 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Dallas News ^ | May 12, 2018 | Katie Leslie
    WASHINGTON — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is among a handful of Republican senators expected to attend the controversial opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, his office has confirmed. The trip comes roughly five months after President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. Cruz, who has long called for such a move, praised the decision as “courageous and heroic.” But many Arab and European leaders slammed Trump for upending a decades-old foreign policy in which U.S. presidents declined to weigh in...
  • Lindsey Graham: 'I wish' the White House would apologize for 'disgusting' joke about John McCain

    05/12/2018 7:55:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Lindsey Graham would like to see the White House apologize for a "disgusting" joke that was made about the health of his friend, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who is battling brain cancer. Last week, a White House press aide, Kelly Sadler, joked to colleagues during a closed-door meeting mocked McCain’s health after he called for his Senate colleagues to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination for CIA director. “It doesn’t matter, he’s dying anyway,” Sadler said. Graham, R-S.C., said if this was in fact a joke, "it was a terrible joke." "I just wish somebody from the White House would tell...