Trump Declassified Memos Prove FBI Gave Clinton Campaign Pass on Foreign Donors

Hillary Clinton

Memos declassified by President Trump Tuesday night before his departure from office unearth new information regarding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Newly released memos, obtained by Just the News, show “FBI agents opened an investigation in late 2014 into a foreign power’s effort to curry influence with Hillary Clinton’s prospective presidential campaign through donations.”

However, agents were thwarted by their own bureau. “The bureau’s leadership slow-walked a surveillance warrant and instead arranged for the candidate to get a defensive briefing” reported Just the News. Memos show “FBI agents became so frustrated that they were being stonewalled from securing a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to investigate the foreign money plot that they even escalated to then-FBI Director James Comey.”

On April 14, 2015, an FBI employee expressed concern that he may be “overstepping” his chain of command by writing Comey an email expressing their concerns. “The FISA application has remained in limbo for the last four months, even though subsequent investigative activity by [redacted] provided additional probable cause for the FISA application” the email stated.

The email went on to say that the FBI field office leading the probe was “still uncertain as to why the application has not been sent to DOJ for final approval although several reasons have been put forth by CD [criminal division], most recently that the decision to put the application on hold originated ‘on the seventh floor.”

The seventh floor of the FBI headquarters refers to the location of offices for the FBI director and his team. Comey responded, “Don’t know anything about this but will get smarter.” Memos did not offer any evidence that a FISA warrant was ever approved. “Instead, they show that FBI leadership ultimately decided to give Clinton’s team a defensive briefing in October 2015 as her presidential campaign geared up.”

Nothing more was done than simply telling the Clinton lawyers that “the campaign should increase its vigilance of contributions related to any of the matters discussed above” and that “the FBI was providing them with this briefing for awareness and so Ms. Clinton could take appropriate action to protect herself.”

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Texas AG sues Biden administration over ‘perilous’ deportation freeze

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration over the “unlawful and perilous” 100-day pause on deportation of illegal immigrants, claiming it would put Americans in danger.

“I won’t tolerate unlawful acts from Joe Biden’s administration,” Paxton said in a tweet. “Today, I am taking action.”  

“Our state defends the largest section of the southern border in the nation. Failure to properly enforce the law will directly and immediately endanger our citizens and law enforcement personnel,” Paxton said in his statement. 

“DHS itself has previously acknowledged that such a freeze on deportations will cause concrete injuries to Texas. I am confident that these unlawful and perilous actions cannot stand,” he added. “The rule of law and security of our citizens must prevail.” 

Biden’s administration announced the deportation freeze, in effect Friday, of “certain noncitizens ordered deported,” Fox News reports. The Department of Homeland Security said it will allow the organization to ensure resources are used to respond to “the most pressing challenges that the United States is facing,” including COVID-19 challenges. 

The pause wouldn’t be for all illegal immigrants. Indeed, it would exclude those who have engaged in terrorism or espionage, or who pose a danger to national security. 

Paxton also claims that the order violates the Constitution, as well as a contract between Texas and the Department of Homeland Security which says that the state would be consulted before pausing deportations. 

The agreement, which was signed during the Trump administration, says that DHS must give Texas significant notice – 180 days, to be exact – of any proposed change that would reduce enforcement or increase the number of “removable or inadmissible aliens,” 

Paxton’s lawsuit claims that Texas is financially harmed by this change. 

“For example, Texas expends funds to provide social services to illegal immigrants each year, including health care and education expenses, and must account for those anticipated expenditures through its budget,” the complaint says. “Those amounts will increase should DHS halt nearly all of the removals from Texas.” 

“The Constitution, controlling statutes, and prior Executive pledges prevent a seismic change to this country’s immigration laws merely by memorandum,” the complaint adds.

The deportation freeze is just one of many actions Biden has taken regarding immigration in his first days as president. Additionally, he reversed Trump’s travel ban, halted all funding for the border wall, called for illegal immigrants to be counted in the census and moved to strengthen protections for DACA recipients.

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Biden Signs Executive Order On Mask-Wearing in Federal Buildings, then Takes off Mask

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The Biden administration is setting the tone to which we will all have to endure for the next four years. That tone is ‘do as I say, not as I do.’ Pretty typical. Biden proudly signed an executive order in the first hours of his presidency mandating that masks are to be worn on federal property. Before the ink could dry, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were not wearing masks…on federal property.

Press secretary Jen Psaki gave a clear explanation for the hypocrisy: “we have bigger issues to worry about at this moment in time.” Noted; the issue of wearing masks on federal property is so pressing that it needed to be an executive order signed on day one. Not pressing enough, however, for the president and vice president to follow the order and prove to the American people why it was so pressing it had to be an executive order. Got it. Talk about leadership.

Biden’s got the media on his side, so he has the luxury of saying whatever he pleases. Example number two: in the Oval Office Biden said, “while the vaccine provides so much hope, the rollout has been a dismal failure thus far.” One reporter asked, “Mr. President, you said you set the goal at 100 million vaccines in the – is that high enough? Shouldn’t you set the bar higher? That’s basically where the US is right now.” Biden had nothing more to say than, “when I announced it, you all said, ‘it’s not possible.’ Come on, give me a break, man.”

CNN started the ‘standby our president’ campaign stating “Joe Biden and his advisers are inheriting no #coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration., sources tell CNN. ‘There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch.”

Well, that’s not true. During a press conference, Dr. Anthony Fauci had to set the record straight. “No, I mean, we certainly are not starting from scratch because there is activity going on in the distribution,” said Fauci. When asked, “President Biden said that what was left was ‘abysmal,’ essentially. Is there anything actionable that you are taking from the previous administration to move it forward?”

Fauci responded, “No, I mean, we’re coming in with fresh ideas, but also some ideas that were not bad ideas with the – with the previous administration. You can’t say it was absolutely not usable at all. So we are continuing, but you’re going to see a real ramping-up of it.”

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The Brief Podcast: Declassified Docs Show Russia Collusion Was A Lie Meant To Help Hillary

On his final full day in office as President, Donald Trump left behind a felicitous gift for his political enemies: the unvarnished truth about the Russia hoax. In one of his last official acts, Trump declassified and made public a foot-tall binder of secret FBI documents that have been sedulously hidden from the public.

It is a treasure trove of damning evidence that corroborates how Hillary Clinton invented the “collusion” lie and commissioned Christopher Steele to circulate the false accusations to damage Trump. Steele confesses their motives. It was the dirtiest political trick in American history.

The FBI knew it all along but chose to exploit the lie to drive Trump from office. In this podcast, I’ll describe in detail the incriminating evidence buried in these newly released documents. The breathtaking level of corruption and abuse of power will leave you stunned. And angry.

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Former FBI Director James Comey says ‘Republican Party has to be burned to the ground’

In an interview published Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey said the republican party must be “burned to the ground” before it can rebuild following President Trump’s administration. 

Comey told Australia’s ABC “7:30” news program that the GOP “doesn’t stand for anything that is valuable” to America.  

“It doesn’t stand for anything that is valuable to our country. It doesn’t stand for anything, that is other than a cult of personality around a man who is a demagogue and a liar,” he said. 

“It’s deeply unhealthy when the head of government is a sociopath, to be honest, and that shapes, unfortunately, millions of people in a harmful way.”

The longtime republican, who now describes himself as an independent, said that the “republican party has to be burned to the ground, in some form or fashion,” The Hill reports. 

“If it’s going to survive, and we need two healthy parties to have a healthy democracy, it has to be rebuilt in some way,” he said. “I think you may see principled republicans splitting off or finding a way to push the Trumpers off, so they can reconstitute the republican party on a set of real values.” 

Comey told The Guardian earlier this week that the party’s decline began before Trump with Tea Party figures, according to The Hill. 

“The Republican Party needs to be burned down or changed,” Comey said. “Something is shifting and I’m hoping it’s the fault breaking apart, a break between the Trumpists and those people who want to try and build a responsible conservative party, because everybody should know that we need one.”

“Who would want to be part of an organization that at its core is built on lies and racism and know-nothingism? It’s just not a healthy political organization.”

Comey was a key figure in the 2016 election campaign when, as head of the FBI, he oversaw investigation’s into the Russia hoax. After being fired by President Trump, he became one of his most vocal critics.

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Dem House leader calls on FBI to investigate Parler’s financing, ties to Russia

In a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray, House Oversight Chair Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) called for the bureau to investigate the financing for Parler, one of the social media platforms recently blacklisted by the Big Tech conglomerate following the Capitol riot. 

Maloney also wants the investigation to include whether the site has any ties to Russia. 

The reasoning behind the requested investigation is simply because the site’s CEO, John Matze, founded the company shortly after traveling to Russia with his wife, who is Russian, BizPacReview reports. 

Maloney said that Parler’s financing and Russia ties should be investigated given that the site is now being hosted by a Russian company. 

“Questions have also been raised about Parler’s financing and its ties to Russia, which the Intelligence Community has warned is continuing to use social media and other measures to sow discord in the United States and interfere with our democracy,” Maloney wrote. 

She added that posts on Parler have “reportedly been traced back to Russian disinformation campaigns.” 

“The company was founded by John Matze shortly after he traveled in Russia with his wife, who is Russian and whose family reportedly has ties to the Russian government,” she said. 

In the letter, Maloney called for a “comprehensive investigation” into Parler’s role as a “potential facilitator” of the Capitol riot on January 6. She also asked Wray to investigate whether Parler was used “as a potential conduit for foreign governments who may be financing civil unrest in the United States.” 

Maloney warned that several Parler users have been arrested after participating in the riot, which resulted in the death of five Americans. 

Following the riot, several Big Tech companies punished Parler; Google and Apple removed the app from their stores and Amazon canceled their web hosting partnership, claiming that the company was not enforcing enough content moderation. 

In an interview with The Washington Post, Maloney said: “I am going to get to the bottom of who owns and funds social media platforms like Parler that condone and create violence.”

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Canada May Look at Legal Action if Biden Cancels Keystone Pipeline

Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline To Run From Canada To Gulf Of Mexico

Biden has already aggressively inserted himself into the controversial Keystone Pipeline issue. “The Keystone XL pipeline would carry some 830,000 barrels of heavy crude a day from the fields in Alberta to Nebraska. From there, the oil would travel via existing pipelines to reach refineries around the Gulf of Mexico” reports the BBC.

A circulating briefing note announced president-elect Joe Biden would sign an executive order revoking the pipeline’s permit on his very first day in office: Inauguration Day. Also explained was Biden’s plan to return the US to the Paris climate agreement, reversing President Trump’s exit from the accord.

Alberta’s leader, Premier Jason Kenney said he was “deeply concerned” at reports of Biden canceling the pipeline, saying his government would look into legal action. The Associated Press reports “top officials in Canada want a chance to make the case for a long-disputed oil pipeline to be built.” Kenney said, “we hope President-elect Biden will show respect for Canada and will sit down and at the very least talk to us.”

Environmental groups such as Greenpeace have been actively fighting against the pipeline for years, claiming that the amount of greenhouse gases emitted per barrel of oil from the oil sands can be 30% higher than conventional oil throughout its life. The Canadian government maintains technology has created much more energy efficient practices that reduce climate-damaging emissions.

According to the Associated Press, Biden spokesman Andrew Bates simply said on Monday that the transition team had no comment on the pipeline.

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Clemencies Are In: Trump Issues 70 Commutations and 73 Pardons

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No, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, better known as Tiger King’s Joe Exotic, did not receive a pardon from President Trump. The bizarre Netflix star’s team had expressed so much confidence the Tiger King would receive a pardon, they were prepared for his exit from prison with a limo and glam squad. However, in President Trump’s final hours, he issued 70 commutations and 73 pardons before departing the White House.

Included in the pardons was former political strategist Steve Bannon who had pleaded not guilty on charges that he defrauded donors in a “We Build the Wall” online fundraising campaign. Others included Elliott Broidy, a former fundraiser for the president’s campaign who pleaded guilty to “one count of conspiracy relating to a secret lobbying campaign to influence the Trump administration for a foreign billionaire for millions of dollars” reports National Review.

Additional individuals from the list of 143 people whose lives were changed by President Trump Wednesday morning, include rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, who had plead guilty to a gun possession charge and a weapons charge, respectively. Trump also commuted the sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick serving a roughly 30-year sentence “on federal charges including racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns.”

Trump granted clemency to Paul Erickson, a conservative and political operative accused of dating an alleged Russian spy named Maria Butina who plead guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges. Clemencies were also given to North Carolina political donor Robin Hayes, “who has convicted of trying to bribe officials” as well as Aviem Sella, “an Israeli air force officer who the U.S. accused of working as a spy” and professional sports gambler Williams Walters, convicted of insider trading.

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US Army Soldier arrested for attempting to help ISIS ambush US troops, attack NYC 9/11 memorial

An active-duty U.S. Army soldier has been charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS and attempting to murder U.S. military service members, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced Tuesday. 

According to a press release from the Justice Department, both of these charges carry a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. 

20-year-old Cole James Bridges – an Ohio native who is now in federal custody in Georgia – joined the U.S. Army in September of 2019 and quickly began researching and consuming online jihadist propaganda. Shortly thereafter, he expressed support for ISIS and jihad on social media, according to the Daily Caller. 

Red flag. 

Bridges began interacting with an undercover FBI employee – who was posing as an ISIS supporter in touch with the Middle East – around October of 2020. 

Throughout those interactions, Bridges expressed frustration with the United States military and mentioned his desire to assist ISIS. 

Another red flag.

He then began providing the agent sections of an Army training manual and specific information about military ISIS combat tactics, the DOJ reported. 

This guidance included detailed diagrams of maneuvers that would help jihadists maximize the deadliness of attacks on U.S. soldiers and advice on the best way ISIS can fortify their encampments against an attack by U.S. Special Forces. 

Bridges gave training and guidance to “purported” ISIS fighters who were planning attacks, recommending targets for the terrorist group in New York City, including the 9/11 Memorial. 

In January, the undercover FBI employee received a video of Bridges, dressed in body armor, standing in front of a jihadist flag making a pro-ISIS gesture. 

Another major red flag. 

A week later, the agent received a second video in which Bridges, using a voice changing software, narrated a propaganda speech supporting an ISIS ambush on U.S. troops that he attempted to help organize. 

FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney urged that this case should serve as a reminder that the Bureau will always work tirelessly to protect our great country.

Bridges “betrayed our country and his unit when he plotted with someone he believed was an ISIS sympathizer to help ISIS attack and kill U.S. soldiers in the Middle East,” Sweeney Jr. said. “Fortunately, the person with whom he communicated was an FBI employee and we were able to prevent his evil desires from coming to fruition,” he added. 

“Bridges could have chosen a life of honorable service, but instead he traded it for the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence,” he continued. “This case should serve as a reminder that the FBI’s New York JTTF will never quit in its commitment to protecting our Nation from all those who seek to do it harm.” 

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Georgia teen imprisoned in Cayman Islands for violating COVID quarantine released early

What was supposed to be a vacation turned into a nightmare, but it’s finally over.

A Georgia college student who was arrested in the Cayman Islands for violating COVID-19 quarantine restrictions arrived back home last week, according to Fox News

18-year-old Skylar Mack and her 24-year-old boyfriend Vanjae Ramgeet, a professional jet-skier from the Cayman Islands, were released from prison on January 15 after a month-long prison sentence. 

The couple was originally served a four-month sentence, which was later reduced to two months; however, they ended up only serving one month.

Both are now required to complete 40 hours of community service and pay $4,400 in fines. 

Mack, a pre-med student at Mercer University, was arrested for knowingly violating the islands’ mandatory coronavirus protocols to watch her boyfriend compete. 

She was supposed to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival to the island on November 27, but authorities say she removed her tracking device on November 29 to go watch the water sports event. 

She was reportedly at the event for several hours without a mask or social distancing. 

The teen struggled to cope with her time in jail, according to her family

“The stress, scared, she’s scared to death over there,” Mack’s mother, Rebecca, said. “She’s by herself; there’s no family there whatsoever to speak of.” 

In a January 7 statement, the Cayman Islands government announced Mack and Ramgeet would be released. 

“Both will be released from prison on 15 January and Miss Mack will depart Cayman that same day,” the statement said. 

Mack’s grandmother, Jeanne, said that she reached out to the White House for help, and is relieved to have her granddaughter home. 

“It’s the biggest relief I finally slept through the night,” Jeanne said in an ABC News interview. “And it’s kind of hard to fall asleep when someone you love so much you know that they’re not sleeping, and that they’re uncomfortable and I know she’s a tough girl but she had to be scared.” 

In a Good Morning America interview, Mack admits she was wrong.

“I deserved it, I was like, you know what? I made this mistake and it sucks, you know, but you did it to yourself,” she said.

“It was a conscious decision…I can’t give you any good reason for it,” she added.

“I would have never been able to live with myself knowing that I could’ve been the reason that somebody could’ve even just been sick,” she said. “It eats me up.”

Mack is prohibited from returning to the island as long as the borders remain closed due to COVID-19. 

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Man Charged For Living Inside O’Hare Airport for 3 Months

Aditya Singh

One California man found a very clever way to bunker down during COVID-19, but unfortunately, it has landed him with a felony charge. Aditya Singh was supposedly too afraid to fly due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, so he hid out in the Chicago O’Hare International Airport…for three weeks.

Instead of giving the man a medal for alerting us all to a severe flaw in TSA, he was charged with trespassing to a restricted area of an airport; and misdemeanor theft. In bond court over the weekend, prosecutors said Singh arrived at O’Hare on a flight from Los Angeles on October 19.

Allegedly, Singh lived in the airport’s “security zone ever since, without detection” reports the Chicago Tribune. Singh’s stay came to an end when two United Airlines employees called 911 after they had approached him to ask to see identification. Singh reportedly showed an airport ID badge that belonged to an operations manager who had reported the badge missing on October 26th.

Police took Singh into custody Saturday morning. Assistant State’s Attorney Kathleen Hagerty said Singh “found the badge in the airport and was ‘scared to go home due to COVID.’ She told the judge other passengers were giving him food” reported the Tribune. What brought Singh to Chicago is currently unclear.

According to Assistant Public Defender Courtney Smallwood, Singh lives in Orange, California with roommates, has a master’s degree in hospitality, is unemployed, and has no criminal background. Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz barred Singh from entering the airport again on the condition of bail if the $1,000 can be posted for his release.

Judge Ortiz stated, “the court finds these facts and circumstances quite shocking for the alleged period of time that this occurred…Being in a secured part of the airport under a fake ID badge allegedly, based upon the need for airports to be absolutely secure so that people feel safe to travel, I do find those alleged actions do make him a danger to the community.”

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s brother-in-law arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Police in Ross, California arrested attorney Joshua Schiller on suspicion of domestic violence after responding to an alleged domestic disturbance. 

But this isn’t just any California resident. 

Schiller is the brother-in-law of none other than California Governor Gavin Newsom; he is married to Newsom’s sister-in-law, Melissa Siebel Schiller (his wife Jennifer’s sister), BizPacReview reports. 

The arrest took place last week in the upscale town of Marin County, just north of San Francisco. 

Schiller was taken into custody at the Marin County Jail under “suspicion of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant,” though was later released.  

Upon arriving at the scene, officers determined that the victim had only minor visible injuries which did not require immediate medical attention. 

Schiller’s lawyer, Douglas Horngrad, expressed confidence that the authorities would drop the case. 

“This was a misunderstanding and both Mr. and Mrs. Schiller have made clear to me that he did not physically harm her,” he said. 

In the wake of the incident, Schiller is on leave from the Boies Schiller Flexner law firm, where he is a partner. 

The firm says it is conducting a review of the situation to “better understand what happened,” BizPacReview reports.  

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Capitol rioter who stole Pelosi’s laptop planned to sell it to Russian foreign intelligence service

Authorities are looking to arrest a Pennsylvania woman accused of stealing a laptop from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Capitol riot. 

What’s worse than stealing a government laptop? The woman planned to sell it to Russian intelligence forces, according to recent court papers. 

The FBI is looking for Riley June Williams of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, who investigators have connected to the Capitol riot. 

According to an arrest warrant filed Sunday night, a tipster called into the FBI’s hotline and reported they spotted her in the throngs of video evidence on social media. 

The anonymous tipster said Williams’ friends showed a video of Williams “taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi’s office,” court papers say. 

The laptop in question was, in fact, reported missing. 

According to the warrant, the tipster “stated that WILLIAMS intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service. According to [the tipster], the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons and WILLIAMS still has the computer device or destroyed it.” 

In the video clip, a woman who appears to be Williams can be heard yelling “upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,” and can be seen directing intruders to go up a staircase, court papers reveal. 

Investigators confirmed that the staircase leads to Pelosi’s office, Fox News reports. 

Williams is wanted on charges of knowingly entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct.

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Football Star Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Pelosi, Newsom, etc., To Count on Gov’t is ‘Becoming a Joke’

Green Bay Packers v Carolina Panthers

All-Pro quarterback for the Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers is coming to the aide of the American people because our own government won’t. Rodgers also noted their hypocrisy in “not even following their own rules.” Rodgers expressed his disappointment while speaking with “The Pat McAfee Show” discussing his personal donation of $500,000 to the Dave Portnoy’s Barstool Fund.

The Barstool Fund has been sending monetary relief to many small businesses trying to survive the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions. “I think there was such a need,” Rodgers said of the organization’s fund. “If you look around our environment today, it’s not like the government is really helping anybody out in a timely fashion.”

“I mean, they took forever to figure out how to give $600 checks away, and then you know may or may not get to $2,000 at this point. That’s not life-changing money” Rodgers said of the government relief packages. “What Dave and his folks are doing with the Barstool Fund is life-changing money. It’s sustainability for these people, and I think that’s the thing that you gravitate towards the most is just not having a reliance on the government to help you out, because obviously it’s shown that’s not going to be the way they’re going to do it” he added.

Rodgers then nails specific leaders such as California Governor Gavin Newsom and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

“I mean, they put these rules in place. They’re not even following their own rules. I mean, how many people have gotten caught? ‘Don’t travel. Don’t leave the state.’ Oh, here’s so-and-so on a vacation. Oh, here’s so-and-so at a salon. ‘Don’t eat out at a restaurant unless you’re wearing a mask and separate. Oh, here’s a picture of the governor of California violating those rules. Oh, public schools are closed, but I can send my kids to a private school in person.”

Rodgers concluded “it’s really a call to action for those of us who can donate. Let’s donate. Let’s help our brothers and our sisters out because these are our people We’re all we got.” The football player also summed up the world perfectly: “For us to count on the government to help us out is becoming a joke at this point.”

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CA Gov. Newsom Enlists National Guard, Chain Fence and Social Media Companies for Inauguration Security

California Governor Gavin Newsom

Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom will be deploying 1,000 National Guard members to the state Capitol amongst other security precautions heading into President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. In a statement released Thursday, Newsom cited the United States Capitol riots last week as the reasoning for his actions.

“In light of events in our nation’s capital last week, California is taking important steps to protect public safety at the State Capitol, and across the state” declared the statement from the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom. “Our State Operations Center is actively working with federal, state and local law enforcement partners in assessing threats and sharing intelligence and information to ensure those disgraceful actions are not repeated here” Newsom said.

On Monday, the FBI warned protests could occur at state Capitols around the country as we near the transition from President Trump to President-elect Joe Biden. “The bureau reportedly received information of a group calling for the ‘storming’ of state, local and federal buildings if attempts are made to remove President Trump from office before Biden’s inauguration” reported The Hill.

Heightened security measures being taken by Newsom include deploying 1,000 California National Guard personnel to protect critical infrastructure, including the state Capitol and a six-foot chain-link fence around the perimeter of the State Capitol to ensure the safety of the Capitol grounds.

Newsom’s statement also mentioned the involvement of social media in its security operations: “The Governor and his team are also coordinating closely with local, state and federal law enforcement as well as the private sector – including social media companies – to make sure that their platforms are not used by hate groups or domestic terrorists to organize or spread misinformation disinformation or propaganda.”

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‘LASER-FOCUSED’: Nikki Haley launches PAC to support conservative 2022 midterm candidates

While the 2020 election feels like it was just yesterday, Nikki Haley is wasting no time when it comes to the 2022 election cycle.

The former U.N. ambassador just launched a political action committee to boost support for conservative candidates ahead of the 2022 midterm election. 

Stand for America PAC – a separate entity from Haley’s “Stand for America” advocacy group – describes itself as “laser-focused on the 2022 midterms and electing a conservative force to the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to counter the liberal agendas of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi.” 

The PAC will support onservative candidates who will “defend America’s founding principles: freedom; opportunity for all; free speech; limited government; capitalism; the rule of law; and a strong national defense.” 

The new PAC comes amid Haley’s frequent warnings about the extreme left-wing agenda that will be in focus once Democrats take the White House and Senate next week. The PAC aims to help candidates who oppose radical policies like court packing, defunding the police, “socialist” health care and “appeasing China,” Fox News reports. 

“We will support principled conservatives who stand up for the ideas our country was founded on, who believe that America, her people, and her ideas are inherently good,” the PAC says. “We are looking for candidates who understand that the Democrats’ extreme policies must be stopped.” 

The PAC will be able to make independent expenditures and $5,000 contributions to candidates. 

In the wake of the Capitol riot, Haley urged republican snot to “shy away” from the party’s accomplishments under President Trump. 

“And it’s a real shame, because I am one who believes our country made some truly extraordinary gains in the last four years. President Trump and republicans deserve great credit for that,” she said. “We should not shy away from our accomplishments.” 

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NY AG sues NYPD over treatment of George Floyd protestors

New York Attorney General Letita James filed a lawsuit Thursday against the New York City Police Department and its leadership for their alleged “brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters.” 

But, take a look at a few of the headlines during these so-called peaceful protests: 

“200 Arrested in 2nd Day of Violent NYC Protests” – NBC New York 

“NYC Protests Turn Violent” – New York Times

“NYC stores destroyed by looters, riots during George Floyd protests” – ABC 7 

“There is no question that the NYPD engaged in a pattern of excessive, brutal, and unlawful force against peaceful protesters,” James said in a statement. “Over the past few months, the NYPD has repeatedly and blatantly violated the rights of New Yorkers, inflicting significant physical and psychological harm and leading to great distrust in law enforcement. With today’s lawsuit, this long standing pattern of brutal and illegal force ends.” 

“No one is above the law,” she added, “not even the individuals charged with enforcing it.” 

Following an investigation into over a thousand allegations of police brutality against protesters, James alleged in the suit that members of the NYPD have a “pattern of responding to racial justice and related protests with gratuitous force.” 

The suit also claims that the NYPD, the City of New York, Mayor Bill De Blasio, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan didn’t “adequately train, supervise, and discipline NYPD Officers.” 

James said that the investigation found that NYPD officers made mass arrests without probable cause, used pepper spray and batons without justification and used unnecessary force, the Daily Caller reports. 

The suit seeks a court order declaring that the policies and practices used by NYPD officers during the protests were illegal. 

Police Benevolent Association of the City of New York President Patrick K. Lynch blasted the suit, urging that the NYPD was not to blame. 

“What we witnessed in June was a failure of New York City’s leadership,” he said. “They sent cops out to police unprecedented protests and violent riots with no plan, no strategy and no support. They should be forced to answer for the resulting chaos, instead of pointing fingers at cops on the streets and ignoring the criminals who attacked us with bricks and firebombs,” he added. 

The lawsuit comes after city officials slashed nearly $1 billion in NYPD funding. 

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Olympic Team Jacket Worn By Capitol Protester Helps Identify Gold Medalist Swimmer

Klete Keller

Klete Keller is a 6-foot-6 American athlete of tremendous achievement. Keller has won five Olympic medals, including two gold medals competing in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics during which he was on the team USA swim team. Keller is also a Trump supporter who has been identified as one of the protesters who made their way into the Capitol on January 6th.

After video footage from inside the Capitol was published on a Townhall reporter’s Twitter account, Keller’s teammates and coaches identified him as the tall individual wearing a Team USA jacket. The video shows the man believed to be Keller towering over the majority of a large group of protesters while being shoved and pushed as police try to maintain control of the area.

“Two people who know Keller from the swimming world, but were not otherwise identified, told the Washington Post the man was Keller” reported Today. “According to multiple reports,” the man “has been identified by former teammates and coaches as Keller.” However, “NBC News, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming have all been unable to confirm that it was Keller in the videos and photos” added Today.

No video has shown the man believed to be Keller participating in any violent acts. Keller has also deleted all of his social media accounts, which according to SwimSwam had contained Pro-Trump messages. In a statement, USA Swimming said of the incident, “we respect private individuals’ and groups’ rights to peacefully protest but in no way condone the actions taken by those at the Capitol last week.” Several dozen people have been charged with unlawful entry on the Capitol grounds. Entry of Capitol grounds is a crime under the district’s criminal code and federal law.

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Chinese Spy Companion Rep. Swalwell Compares Trump to Usama bin Laden

Eric Swalwell

As the saying goes, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Nonetheless, that’s what California Democrat, Representative Eric Swalwell may be doing in order to take the heat off of him from his connection to a Chinese spy. However, his stone was reprehensible, giving us further insight into his lack of morality.

Swalwell not only claimed people arrested in connection with rioting in the U.S. Capitol were “called there by the president” but he also compared Trump to the most infamous terrorist on the planet: Usama bin Laden. “Usama bin Laden did not enter US soil on Sept. 11, but it was widely acknowledged that he was responsible for inspiring the attack on our country” stated Swalwell to PBS NewsHour.

“And the president, with his words – using the word ‘fight,’ with the speakers that he assembled that day, who called for trial by combat and said we have to take names and kick a–, that is hate speech that inspired and radicalized people to storm the Capitol” Swalwell continued.

Immediately pressed if he was comparing Trump to Usama bin Laden by the interviewer, Swalwell responded, “I’m comparing the words of a[n] individual who would incite and radicalize somebody, as Usama bin Laden did, to what President Trump did.” Is that a ‘yes?’ Swalwell continued, “you don’t actually have to commit the violence yourself, but if you call others to violence, that itself is a crime.”

Swalwell is simply reprehensible. If words matter so much to him, then why did he Tweet that a colleague House Representative is a Klan member with terrorist friends? “EVIDENCE: This Coup Klux Klan member gave her terrorist friends the location of a woman second in line to the presidency during an attack on the Capitol” Swalwell tweeted referring to a tweet by newly elected congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) which simply stated, “The Speaker has been removed from the chambers.”

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Pelosi uses list of gendered terms after introducing resolution to oppose them

Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proposed a series of new House rules, including banning the use of gendered terms. 

Instead of using “he” or “she,” members would be required to use “member,” “delegate,” or “resident commissioner.” 

Similarly, instead of saying “father” and “mother,” members would say “parent;” “brother” and “sister” would be replaced with “sibling.” 

But, in a speech Wednesday, she seemed to throw everything in that proposal away, doing the exact opposite. 

“I stand before you as a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a daughter,” Pelosi said while speaking on the House floor to demand Trump’s impeachment. 

The resolution Pelosi proposed just last month read: “Strike ‘father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, first cousin, nephew, niece, husband, wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter, stepbrother, step sister, half brother, half sister, grandson, or granddaughter’ and insert ‘parent, child, sibling, parent’s sibling, first cousin, sibling’s child, spouse, parent in-law, child-in-law, sibling-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, step-sibling, half-sibling, or grandchild.’” 

Seems like the idea is easier said than done, Nancy. 

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Maxine Waters admits she threatens Trump supporters ‘all the time’

Rep. Maxine Waters admitted in a speech last weekend that she threatens Trump supporters “all the time” while defending a comment she made in June that people should confront members of President Trump’s administration. 

Waters mockingly said that despite doing it all the time, she was not, in this particular instance last June, threatening Trump supporters or constituents, The Hill reports. 

“I did not threaten [Trump] constituents and supporters. I do that all the time, but I didn’t do it that time,” Waters said. 

Waters added that she wasn’t advocating any violence against political opponents. 

“What bothered me so much was, they tried to frame that as violence,” she said. “That’s not violence.” 

“The poster child for violence is the president of the United States. He’s the one who threatens,” she added. “Don’t forget at his rallies, when he said go ahead and beat them up, I’ll take them out on a stretcher.” 

“I do not advocate violence,” she said. “I do not believe you should hit, kick, shoot.”

Waters drew attention and criticism for the remarks last June, according to The Hill. She recalled the comments and admitted it frightened a lot of people. 

“I said, if you see them anywhere, if you see them in a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them, you’re not welcome here or anywhere,” she recalled. 

“Of course it frightened a lot of people,” she added. 

But, the exact quote was a bit more in depth: “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents,” Waters said at the Wilshire Federal Building in June.

“We don’t know what damage has been done to these children. All that we know is they’re in cages. They’re in prisons. They’re in jails. I don’t care what they call it, that’s where they are and Mr. President, we will see you every day, every hour of the day, everywhere that we are to let you know you cannot get away with this,” she added.

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Pence Pushes Back on Pelosi’s 25th Amendment Demand: ‘I Will Not Yield’ to ‘Political Games’

Mike Pence

Late Tuesday evening Vice President Mike Pence announced he does not intend to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office in the final days of his presidency. Just hours ahead of a House vote on a measure introduced urging Pence to invoke the 25th, Pence released a letter expressing his position.

The letter was given to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, and it stated:

“With just eight days left in the President’s term, you and the Democratic caucus are demanding that the Cabinet and I invoke the 25th Amendment. I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution. Last week I did not yield to pressure to exert power beyond my constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election, and I will not now yield to efforts in the House of Representatives to play political games at a time so serious in the life of our Nation.”

The resolution to remove President Trump was brought forward by Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD). Raskin called upon Pence “to immediately use his powers under section 4 of the 25th Amendment to convene and mobilize the principal officers of the executive departments in the Cabinet to declare what is obvious to a horrified nation: That the President is unable to successfully discharge his duties of his office.” After Pence’s letter that he will not agree to invoke the Amendment, rumors are that the House debate and vote are merely symbolic.

House Speaker Pelosi accused Republicans of “enabling the President’s unhinged, unstable and deranged acts of sedition to continue.” She added, “their complicity endangers America, erodes our Democracy, and it must end.” Pelosi complained to CBS Sunday night that when she and Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called Vice President Pence the day after the Capitol riots to discuss the 25th Amendment, he never took the call and kept them on hold for 25 minutes.

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Illegal immigrant, MS-13 gang member released in sanctuary city kills girlfriend in front of daughter

Over the last several days, some news outlets covered the story of a man who shot and killed his former girlfriend, Karen Ruiz, in Los Angeles in front of their three year old daughter. The accused killer fled to Texas, where he fatally shot himself after being chased by police. 

Here are some of the headlines: 

“Man Wanted in Ex-Girlfriend’s Slaying in California Kills Himself in Dallas, Police Say” – NBC 5, Dallas Fort Worth 

“California fugitive who gunned down ex on camera, in front of young daughter kills self in Texas” – KIRO 7, Seattle 

“Man Wanted For Ex’s Murder Kills Self As Police Close In” – Yahoo Entertainment 

But, what these headlines failed to mention is perhaps the most important piece of information: Herbert Nixon Flores was an illegal immigrant and member of the violent MS-13 gang. 

Flores has an extensive 30-year criminal record: burglary, illegal entry, concealed weapon, domestic violence, vandalism, transportation of a controlled substance, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, etc., according to the Center for Immigration Studies. 

You name it, Flores had likely done it. 

He had even been removed and physically deported not once, not twice but ten times. 

Los Angeles County is a sanctuary jurisdiction, meaning it prohibits cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, including a policy to ignore ICE detainers; this ultimately means illegal immigrants are protected. According to CIS, “ICE issues a detainer and warrant when it has probably cause to arrest an inmate who is already in the custody of a local jai; this notifies the jail that ICE intends to take custody of the alien and authorizes the jail to hold the individual for a brief period for ICE.” 

In September of 2020, a detainer was issued for Flores to be turned over to ICE while he was in custody of the Los Angeles Police Department following a domestic violence charge. 

But, LAPD released him instead. 

This case is just one of many examples of illegal reentry of a deported criminal gone wrong, showing the importance of border security to keep our country safe. 

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Trump’s Call To Protest “Peacefully” Incited Democrats’ Irrational Impeachment

Capitol

President Trump is not guilty of “inciting an insurrection,” as Democrats allege.  Not by a long shot.  Take a moment to examine what Trump actually said to the crowd at the national mall.  His words do not remotely constitute an impeachable offense or meet the legal definition of “incitement.” Here is what Trump said:

“I KNOW THAT EVERYONE HERE WILL SOON BE MARCHING OVER TO THE CAPITOL BUILDING TO PEACEFULLY AND PATRIOTICALLY MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD.”

Keep listening.  Nowhere in Trump’s remarks did he advocate violence or destruction of property.  He did not direct protesters to launch an assault on the Capitol building, breach security, riot, attack police, and engage in seditious conduct.  Just the opposite —he called on them to act “peacefully.”  So, what Trump said to the crowd was neither a crime nor an impeachable offense.  Under the law, the crime of “incitement” requires the speaker to be clear, obvious, and unequivocal in directing and advocating violence.

Yes, Trump encouraged his supporters to march to the Capitol to support members of Congress who were challenging the electoral results.  But encouraging a public demonstration is not the same thing as inciting criminal acts.  If it were otherwise, hundreds of politicians and members of the media who cheered on the racial justice protests that turned into riots last summer would be behind bars.

But Democrats, in their rush to impeach, don’t care about the evidence that exonerates Trump.  They are blinded by their hatred of Trump.  They’re vindictive. They want their pound of flesh, and they’ll do it by hook or by crook… even if that means bastardizing both the law and the established constitutional standard of impeachment.  They don’t care about the damage they’ll do to future presidents by diminishing the grounds for impeachment.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are treating impeachment like it’s “instant coffee” or “instant rice.”  It’s not.  It is supposed to be a careful, determined, and deliberative procedure that embraces the fundamental rights of due process.  But Democrats are abandoning their own rules that call for hearings, the presentation of evidence, the right to counsel, and a defense presented by the President. They want to impeach Trump without any of those due process safeguards.

Congress is now like the Wild West.  Rabid Democrats want to exact the equivalent of “Frontier Justice” —”let’s hold the hanging now, and worry about evidence, proof, and a trial later!”

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The Brief Podcast: Trump Did Not Commit An Impeachable Offense

The assault on our nation’s Capitol was grotesque and disgraceful.  President Trump’s involvement in the sad spectacle is not without responsibility or recrimination.  It will serve as an indelible stain on his legacy.

But should he be impeached with just days remaining in office, as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have demanded?  No.  Trump’s speech on January 6th was reckless and wrong, but it did not rise to the Constitutional standard of an impeachable offense.  Nowhere in his remarks did the president advocate violence or destruction of property.

He did not “incite an insurrection” under the meaning of the law.  So, what’s the point of impeachment…other than to heap further shame on a president who has already committed a stunning act of political self-immolation?

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