A Recognition of Reality


VIDEO: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Justin Smith writes about the obvious fact that Leftists and Muslim apologists have been in denial for decades. Namely, that Jerusalem is the Capital city of the Jewish State of Israel. Whiners cry recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital city will harm or end the peace process. Just as Justin Smith correctly points out, “What peace process?

 

Israel has bent over backwards for decades to allow a sovereign Palestinian State – even though undeserved. The so-called Palestinian leadership has torpedoed every too generous Israeli offer. They refuse to recognize Israel as a Jewish State while unofficially (except Hamas which officially) wants to the total destruction of Israel and the death of its Jewish citizens (See Also HERE).

 

JRH 12/10/17

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A Recognition of Reality

A Historical Injustice Corrected

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 12/9/2017 2:15 PM (updated 12/11/17)

 

Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, according to President Donald Trump, who declared it so on December 6th 2017, rewarding our close ally Israel and correcting a historical injustice, although any sane person already understood this fact and the historical record removes all doubt. President Trump’s declaration sounded the death knell on the seven decades long world delusion that Muslims and the ideology of Islam somehow have any claim to any part of Jerusalem, which is a critical component of the mythical “palestinians’” simple ploy to undermine and ultimately destroy Israel, a sovereign Jewish state in the middle of the Islamic world, which is viewed in their eyes as an insult to Islam.

 

Along with this declaration, President Trump announced the plan to move the U.S. Embassy, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem over the next few years, to ultimately fulfill the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act, signed by President Bill Clinton, which originally called for this to be completed by 1999. A waiver signed by President Trump has delayed the move for six months, until a review can present an efficient and viable plan for the move.

 

President Trump was cautioned against this move, by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who feared it would enrage the Islamic world. While it did result in an immediate blowback, President Trump is convinced that this will aid the peace process in the long term; and even if this is not the case, God will bless him and America for his courageous and righteous decision.

 

Representative John Culberson (R-TX) told ‘The Hill’: “America should never change our foreign policy based on an assumption that we’re going to offend a group of Islamic radicals. America should always do the right thing and stand by our allies, and America has no stronger ally on earth than the people of Israel.”

 

Justifying his decision, President Trump mentioned the Parliament, Supreme Court and the prime minister’s home in West Jerusalem, as locations within the Old City, including Al Aqsa mosque. A bright, glaring focal point, he made no mention of any Palestinian rights to East Jerusalem.

 

Today, the Jewish Temple Mount is the third holiest site in Islam, behind Saudi Arabia’s Mecca and Medina. Muslims believe once they claim a piece of land, it belongs to Islam forever.

 

However, there has never been a “Palestinian” state with Jerusalem as its capital, or a palestinian language or culture. There was not any such thing as a “palestinian” people, prior to 1948. They were ethnic Arabs and Muslims, who created the myth as a political tool to use against an unwanted Jewish state in their midst.

 

For the past three thousand years, since 1000 B.C., there has been an uninterrupted Jewish presence in the city of Jerusalem, which is the religious and cultural home for the Jewish people and their historic capital. Jews, wherever they are in the world, face Jerusalem when they pray, and each year at Passover, their hopeful prayer is recited, “Next year in Jerusalem”.

 

The Bible mentions the City of David, Jerusalem, more than 600 times, and Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in the Prophets (Nevi’im) and Writings (Ketuvim). The Psalms 137:5 state, “If I forget thee Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill“. Out of all the cities in the world, the Bible only calls on us to pray for the welfare of Jerusalem, but not once is Jerusalem mentioned in the Koran.

 

In Mohammed’s lifetime, Jerusalem was an unimportant city in the Byzantine Empire and a Christian city without a single mosque. The Al Aqsa mosque is a conquest mosque [Tov Rose & CBN] built atop the ruins of the Church of Saint Mary of Justinian. And, although Islamic tradition says Mohammed ascended into Heaven from Al Aqsa mosque, there is no record of Mohammed having ever been to Jerusalem.

 

President Trump rightfully noted: “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.”

 

Many professional “peace experts” contend that President Trump’s capital idea will kill any chance for a negotiated settlement between the Palestinians and Israel. Palestinian Authority president-for-life Mahmoud Abbas, an old terrorist himself, characterized the move as America’s “declaration of withdrawal” from the “peace process”.

 

What peace process?

 

For nearly a decade, Abbas has refused to engage in direct talks, despite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s open invitation, but no negotiation is better than the bad faith negotiations of the Palestinians. In 1993, under Yasser Arafat, they accepted extremely generous deals in the Oslo Accords and right away committed wave after wave of terrorist attacks, in an effort to force more concessions from Israel and the West.

 

And now, President Trump has sent the unmistakable message that murder will not be rewarded. No longer will violence over Jerusalem be tolerated.

 

Calls for Muslims to engage in “three days of rage” immediately sounded over mosque loudspeakers in Gaza, and hundreds moved on the Israeli border, after Trump’s speech, throwing stones and chanting, “We don’t need empty words, we need stones and Kalasnikovs”, while other clashes broke out in Hebron and Bethlehem. Thirty-one Palestinians were wounded on Thursday, and Friday after prayers was like all other Fridays, with the usual protests and anger.

 

The Palestinians don’t want to peacefully coexist beside Israel, in a two-state solution. They seek a one state solution and an Islamic State that exists in the place of Israel, and they cling to their fantasy of eradicating the Jewish state. To achieve this, they have created a campaign to revise history, and they attempt to erase the undeniable Jewish connection and birthright to Jerusalem.

 

Reprehensibly, on May 2nd of this year, near Israel’s Independence Day, the U.N.’s cultural body, UNESCO, passed a series of resolutions that stated Israel hasn’t any legal or historical rights anywhere in Jerusalem. Largely comprised of an anti-Israel majority, the votes against the resolution came from the U.S., U.K., Italy, Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Greece, Paraguay and Togo.

 

In the moments after the vote passed, Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama-Hacohen, draped in a large Israeli flag, addressed the meeting: “Even now, after this miserable vote, this blue and white flag is flying high above the Temple Mount and throughout Israel’s eternal capital city, Jerusalem, waving in the wind, saying to all ‘here we are, and we are here to stay'”.

 

Denying reality is how this game has long been played. For seventy years the world has pretended that Jerusalem wasn’t the capital of Israel. We even witnessed the U.N. become the poster child for the absurd, when it declared East Jerusalem “occupied territory”, on December 23rd 2016, because of President Obama’s anti-Israel sentiment. This advanced the insane and ignoble fantasy that, as a matter of international law, the Western Wall, and the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem too, really belongs to the Palestinians. President Donald Trump just put an end to their game, with his acknowledgement of fact and his brave act and moral courage.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Edited by John R. Houk

All source links as well as text embraced by brackets are by the Editor.

 

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Time to Take the Grassroots Gloves Off


I am on the ACT for America email list. The list is fantastic for getting updates on how radical Islam is affecting America on a stealth level. As you know, belonging to any kind of list typically means you’ll get fund raising emails as well.

 

The ACT email I received on 12/7 is actually a fund-raising effort. HOWEVER, Brigitte Gabriel brilliantly lays out how radical Islamic organizations deceiving us about peaceful moderation, Leftists that support Islamic lie (she mentions the SPLC and George Soros), Deep State obstructionists supporting Crooked Hillary and trying a coup against President Trump, as well Deep State Communists like violent ANTIFA bullying Americans to discard Making America Great Again.

 

Gabriel’s exposing of American enemies is done so well editorially, it makes the email worth the read. Contribute or not, but read this citizen’s indictment against those devoted to transforming America into a diluted values Leftist state.

 

JRH 12/8/17

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Time to Take the Grassroots Gloves Off

 

By Brigitte Gabriel

Sent 12/7/2017 5:36 AM

Sent via ACT for America

 

Between radical Islamic front groups like CAIR, their leftist enablers at the SPLC, and violent anarchists like ANTIFA, our country is under assault in a profound way.

 

The ultimate goal is to destroy America from within, and with President Trump in office, they’re more determined than ever to succeed!

 

They hate this country, and those of us who take pride in being American.

 

And don’t even get me started on the corrupt lamestream media….

 

Their pathetic attempt to explain away the defeat of Hillary Clinton last November is beyond absurd. They were so embarrassed that even with all their propaganda, they were flat out rejected at the polls.

 

So, what did they do? Teamed up with lawmakers and the Deep State to push a baseless narrative about Russia rigging the election results.

 

Right, like Vladimir Putin was in millions of voting booths and putting a gun to people’s heads, unless they voted for President Trump.

 

Hillary didn’t lose because of Vladimir Putin, she lost because she was another corrupt, politically correct robot, programmed to regurgitate useless clichés about “tolerance” and “diversity,” instead of getting serious about the threats facing this nation.

 

That’s why our enemies are more determined than ever to silence those who speak out against their PC worldview.

 

President Trump won because he spoke directly to the American people, without interference from the lamestream media.

 

These radicals know they can’t compete in the forum of open ideas, so they use terms like “Islamophobic” to bully those they disagree with into silence.

 

Meanwhile, ANTIFA serves as the radical left’s goon squad, by attacking innocent patriots, and lining the streets with blood.

 

ANTIFA threatened us with violence while organizing a patriotic rally for America on the weekend of the anniversary of September 11th this year.

 

We outsmarted their attempt to intimidate us into submission by holding an online Day of Action, which revolutionized the grassroots model with groundbreaking technology, and reached millions of supporters all across the globe.

 

That’s the type of power we yield when we stick together, and that’s why ACT for America is supercharging our activist model for 2018!

 

We’re not going to sit back and continue to allow terror-linked groups like CAIR to infiltrate American schools and political offices unopposed.

 

While you’d think with an America First President that Hamas-Front groups would tone down their anti-American propaganda, they’ve actually dug in deeper than ever before.

 

The George Soros cartel is pushing open borders now more than ever, and terrorist entities are pouring millions into PR campaigns to defend the image of CAIR, ISNA, and Muslim Advocates.

 

They attack with words like “Islamophobia” and “Hate,” and defend with code words like “Diversity,” “Tolerance,” and “Multi-Culturalism.”

 

We know their game, because they have no other strategy.

 

What they do have, is money, and plenty of it!

 

With mid-term elections right around the corner, this could be our last chance to roll back the damage done to our nation during the reign of Obama.

 

With over 800,000 members strong, ACT for America has the power to get the job done.

 

Our most recent High Priority legislative victory came just this week, when the House passed the Taylor Force Act, a bill which defunds the Palestinian Authority, for subsidizing the families of terrorists who kill Israelis and Americans.

 

ACT for America led the grassroots charge with this bill by utilizing our allies on Capitol Hill, and unleashing a tsunami of phone calls, emails, and media engagement to see that it passed the House.

 

These are the type of grassroots victories we need to see again and again in 2018.

 

We need an all hands on deck approach to defend this nation from its enemies within.

 

But we cannot do it alone. We need the support of freedom-loving patriots like you to power our efforts.

 

As a non-profit charitable organization, ACT for America does not accept a dime of taxpayer funds. We rely solely on the generosity of our patriotic members to help the cause.

 

That’s why I’m turning to you, the real heart of America. The America the media despises, and shamefully attacks.

 

To fully-fund our supercharged activist war chest in 2018, we must raise $72,217 before the end of the year.

 

Can I count on you to chip in $25, $50, $100 or more towards our cause?

 

When I was a little girl, Beirut, the Capital of my home country of Lebanon, was dubbed “Paris of the Middle East.” Now, Paris is the Middle East of Europe.

 

What happened? Radical Islamic infiltration.

 

The writing is on the wall unless we stick together.

 

This could be our last chance.

 

Do we want to be like France? A country in which suicide bombings are becoming a regular occurrence? How about Sweden, where sexual assaults have skyrocketing due to open borders? Not on our watch!

 

Please use this secure link to make a special, tax-deductible donation to help ACT for America take the fight to our nation’s well-funded enemies.

 

Remember, we must raise $72,217 online by December 31st so we can be properly prepared for the tidal-wave of attacks coming early in 2018.

 

Thank you in advance for your continued support and generosity.

 

P.S. 2018 will be the biggest battle yet, and our enemies are all-in. That’s why the ACT for America must raise $72,217 online by December 31st to fill our grassroots war chest. Your generous support today will empower us to do what we do best, protect the country we love.

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About Brigitte Gabriel

 

Brigitte Gabriel quote

 

Brigitte Gabriel is one of the leading terrorism experts in the world providing information and analysis on the rise of global Islamic terrorism. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders.

 

She has addressed the United Nations, Australian Prime Minister, members of The British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States Congress, The Pentagon, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many others.

 

In addition, Gabriel is a regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various radio stations daily across America. She serves on the board of advisors of the Intelligence Summit.

 

Ms. Gabriel is Founder and Chairman of ACT for America, the largest national security grassroots organization in the U.S. with over 500,000 members and 1,000 chapters nationwide dedicated to preserving national security and promoting Western values. She is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers, BECAUSE THEY HATE: A Survivor of Islamic Terror Warns America. And THEY MUST BE STOPPED: Why we must defeat radical Islam and how we can do it.

  

Ms. Gabriel was knighted in Europe in 2016 for her international work on fighting terrorism and standing up for Western Values. She joins a long list of knights including former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Nelson Mandela, Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Henry Kissinger, and others.

 

Ms. Gabriel is named one of the top 50 most prominent speakers in America. She speaks Arabic, French, English, and Hebrew.

 

Hannity: Mueller investigation is epitome of the DC swamp


Last night I was watching my favorite Prime Time news show in Hannity. Sean Hannity’s opening monologue was AWESOME! Fox News (and a few other youtubers) posted the entire 12/6/17 show on Youtube. The Youtube of Hannity’s show is about 38 minutes long on the Davi Henrique Youtube Channel. The opening monologue begins roughly at the 2:25 mark.

 

The Hannity opening monologue is about Mueller and team being a Deep State manipulating operation with the goal of taking down President Trump. The Fox News Youtube Channel focuses just on the Opening Monologue and is about 16:55 minutes. Watch and be enlightened!

 

JRH 12/7/17

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VIDE0: Hannity: Mueller investigation is epitome of the DC swamp

 

Posted by Fox News

Published on Dec 6, 2017

 

They want to overturn the election results because their preferred candidate lost miserably.

Preserve American Experiment – FIRE Mueller


Trump- Fire Mueller zepplin toon

John R. Houk

© December 6, 2017

 

There is a slew of revelations exposing that Robert Mueller, Team Mueller, Obama Administration and all thing crooked Clinton family becoming available. These revelations are being pooh-poohed by the Dems and the Leftist Mainstream Media (MSM) as nothing to see here, move along, don’t believe your eyes etc., etc. and etc.

 

A few examples:

 

Gregg Jarrett: How an FBI official with a political agenda corrupted both Mueller, Comey investigations – 12/5/17

 

Massive criminal conspiracy unravels: Hillary Clinton took $145M from Russians to sell out the U.S. uranium supply to America’s enemies (and the FBI knew all along) – 10/18/17

 

Devin Nunes, House Intel Committee Prepare to Find FBI in Contempt for Mueller Cover-up – 12/2/17

 

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow – 10/17/17 06:00 AM EDT

 

Top Investigator on Mueller’s Team Extolled Yates for Defying Trump Travel Ban – 12/5/17

 

Mueller Probe’s Anti-Trump Bias Exposed AGAIN and AGAIN – 12/5/17

 

POLITICAL PROSECUTION: Mueller’s Hit Squad Covered For Clinton And Persecutes Trump Associates – 12/6/17 1:09 PM

 

Mueller deputy praised DOJ official after she defied Trump travel ban order: ‘I am so proud – 12/5/17

 

The question that must be asked: Can the swamp be drained with such Leftist Deep State infiltration embedded in the Government (with the aid of Leftist MSM) be overcome by a President devoted to change the paradigm of Marxist-Socialist propaganda indoctrination of younger Americans?

 

This is a question to mull over while you decide to uphold America’s Founding Fathers’ paradigm of personal Liberty and a government accountable to WE THE PEOPLE or to keep flowing with Obama’s fundamental transformation of American culture and law to fit a Living Constitution paradigm that enables government elitists (Executive and Judicial Branches) to tell what to believe, think and say. Your decision probably will define America’s future.

 

Your decision will determine how you feel about this so far mythical speech about President Donald Trump firing Robert Mueller to preserve the United States Constitution.

 

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[The NY Sun post below is excellent but is a bit too erudite for my own good. I am going to assume at least a few of you are in the same position. So when you read a word in bold text followed by an asterisk (*), a very important definition will be below the NY Sun post.]

 

JRH 12/6/17 (Hat Tip Donald Moore – Private Group: WorldChatNews Email List)

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The Mueller Firing Speech

 

Editorial of The New York Sun

December 5, 2017

 

Following is the text, drafted by The New York Sun, of remarks it would like to see President Trump deliver:

 

Good evening: A year ago next month I took the Constitutional Oath that has been sworn by every president since George Washington. It binds me to do two things: To faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States and, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It’s an oath I swore before God.

 

Now I have concluded that, to redeem those two vows, I must dismiss the special prosecutor, Robert Mueller, and the officers he has assembled, ostensibly to look into allegations that there may have been collusion between my campaign and the Russian camarilla(*). I have this morning placed the prosecutors’ premises under federal seal, pending a decision by House Judiciary Committee.

 

From the beginning, I never believed the appointment of such a prosecutor was necessary, or even justified. It was always perfectly within the authority and competence of the Justice Department to investigate and, if due cause were found, prosecute any wrongdoing by any member of my administration — including my daughter and son-in-law.

 

I acquiesced in the initial work of Mr. Mueller’s office because I believed that I was not a target of the investigation. As Mr. Mueller’s work has unfolded, however, suggestions have been made that his office may be investigating my own conduct. Given that possibility, I believe that the investigation must be halted, and, if it is to be resumed in respect of my own conduct, may be recommenced only by the House.

 

That is a constitutional bright line. My opponent in the recent campaign brought before her nominating convention the Gold Star father Khizr Khan to ask whether I had even read the Constitution. The answer is yes. I would not hold myself out as a constitutional scholar. I know, though, that it is only the House of Representatives that can investigate a sitting president for crimes and misdemeanors.

 

That is a provision of the same Constitution that I have sworn an oath to preserve protect and defend. That oath, incidentally, is different from the requirement of the members of Congress and the Justices of the Supreme Court. The Constitutions requires them to swear only to support the Constitution. Only the president is required by the Constitution to swear to preserve, protect, and defend our national parchment.

 

I had barely sworn that oath when it became apparent to me that the Constitution needs protecting — and not just from our external foes but also from those who would seek to subvert it by refusing to accept the results of the election that Vice President Pence and I won. This quickly became apparent to me after the vote by a campaign of leaks of the most sensitive conversations I was conducting.

 

And by the emergence of what its adherents are fain(**) to call a “resistance” against the decision of the voters. We have just learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Counsel’s office itself have been infected by political sentiments and colluded to keep from the Congress knowledge of the political sentiments against me being expressed by a senior FBI figure in the investigation.

 

This is a shocking development. It was exposed not by the Republican press but by the Washington Post and the New York Times. They reported over the weekend that the special prosecutor had kept from House investigators the discovery that a senior investigator in the special prosecutor’s office was demoted for sending anti-Trump messages to a mistress.

 

I commend to you the editorial in the nation’s most trusted newspaper. Not only did the special prosecutor withhold evidence of that from Congress but he did so despite a subpoena that could have led to the disclosure of this perfidy. That is obstruction of Congress, a prosecutable offense. So I have decided to uphold my oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.

 

Effective immediately, the special prosecutor and his subordinates are relieved of their duties and trusts under the United States. I have instructed federal officers to secure their premises pending any subpoena from the House, which is the body that is constitutionally authorized to investigate — and decide whether to impeach — the president. This administration will play no games with the House.

 

Preserving, protecting, and defending the Constitution of the United States requires, inter alia(***), preserving, and protecting each branch of its government, including the presidency. I have learned much in the past year, but nothing more clearly than how important it is to protect the office I hold. This means — under what the courts call the “rule of necessity” — that I have a responsibility to act even when it is awkward.

 

Our country is on the brink of war in Korea, and being maneuvered against by determined enemies on every continent. These challenges may be no more pressing than the workaday assignment to rebuild our economy. All, though, are pressing. Which is why our Founding Fathers decided against dividing the executive powers among a committee or splitting them with a special counsel. They chose instead to vest them in a single president — a principle that, to the best of my ability, I am preserving, protecting, and defending today to make America and its Constitution great again.

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Asterisk Notes

 

*Camarilla:

 

Merriam-Webster – a group of unofficial often secret and scheming advisers; alsocabal

MACMILLAN DICTIONARY – a group of advisers, usually a secret group who are involved in a plot

Wordnik.comfrom The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

n. A group of confidential, often scheming advisers; a cabal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

n. A secret, usually sinister, group of conspiring advisors close to the leadership; a cabal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

n. The private audience chamber of a king.

n. A company of secret and irresponsible advisers, as of a king; a cabal or clique.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

n. A company of secret counselors or advisers; a cabal; a clique.

nSynonyms: Faction, Junto, etc. See cabal.

n. A small chamber or cell, as in the brain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

n. a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

 

**fain:

 

Merriam-Webster

1 archaic: happy, pleased

2 archaic: inclined, desirous

3 a: willing

 

  • he was very fain, for the young widow was “altogether fair and lovely … ” —Amy Kelly

 

b: being obliged or constrained: compelled

 

  • Great Britain was fain to devote its whole energy … to the business of slaying and being slain —G. M. Trevelyan

 

***inter alia:

 

Law.com – (in-tur eh-lee-ah) prep. Latin for “among other things.” This phrase is often found in legal pleadings and writings to specify one example out of many possibilities. Example: “The judge said, inter alia, that the time to file the action had passed.”

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‘HATE-GROUP MONITOR’ CLAIMS ANTIFA NOT A HATE GROUP


UN-FREAKING BELIEVABLE!

 

The Leftist propaganda organization vainly trying to shore up their reputation as a hate-watchdog – Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) – constantly condemns non-violent Christian organizations, Conservative values organizations and Counterjihad people/organizations as hate-groups. BUT the SPLC says violence oriented ANTIFA is not a hate-group.

 

JRH 12/5/17

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‘HATE-GROUP MONITOR’ CLAIMS ANTIFA NOT A HATE GROUP

‘Domestic terrorists’ aren’t a part of ‘group that vilifies people on basis of race, ethnicity, religion

 

By CHELSEA SCHILLING

December 4, 2017

WND

 

Antifa Anarchist Violence

 

For at least a year, America has been under attack by black-clad, bandanna and helmet-wearing “domestic terrorists,” say the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

SPLC President Richard Cohen (Photo: YouTube screenshot)

 

The self-described anarchists and revolutionary communists are known for brutal acts of violence and their chilling threats.

 

But there’s something you simply don’t understand about antifa, according to the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center, which has appointed itself America’s leading arbiter of “hate”:

 

The brutally violent “domestic terrorists” don’t actually espouse hate.

 

“If you are familiar with our work, we write about antifa often,” SPLC President Richard Cohen told the House Homeland Security Committee on Nov. 30. “We condemn their tactics – I’ve said so publicly and we do so always – but antifa is not a group that vilifies people on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion and the like.”

 

Except antifa certainly does vilify people, especially based on political viewpoint, and sometimes even based on religion.

 

What do YOU think? Is antifa a hate group? Sound off in today’s WND poll

 

On the day of President Trump’s inauguration, antifa members rioted in Washington, D.C., smashing a limousine window with a hammer, shattering storefronts, vandalizing bus stops and throwing rocks at police officers, six of whom sustained injuries.

 

After the inauguration, antifa rioters smashed windows and set fires in Portland.

 

Antifa at War

 

In February, antifa activists set the University of California at Berkeley campus on fire, throwing rocks through windows and causing $100,000 in damages. In March, they shouted down a Gold Star mother whose child was killed in the line of duty. Then they crashed a pro-Trump march in Berkeley while reportedly toting bricks and baseball bats.

 

The “alt-left” has been around for decades, but conservatives have remained ignorant. Now, WND takes you inside antifa with an exclusive special report revealing the origins, motivations and future of America’s most widespread and active domestic terrorist group. Get your FREE copy of Antifa: What Americans Need to Know about the Alt-Left.”

 

In April, they crashed a Trump rally again, this time carrying knives, flagpoles and sticks. In May, they made an appearance at a May Day rally in Portland, assaulting cops, lighting fires and spray-painting a police car. In June, antifa activists wore masks and protested in Portland at a rally for President Trump. Police were forced to deploy stingballs and grenades with rubber pellets to keep the antifa activists away so Trump supporters could finish their speeches.

 

Antifa threw bricks, rocks, marbles, tampons, urine and feces, PBS reported. They left graffiti messages stating, “STAB A NAZI, TWICE :).”

 

Antifa at Charlottesville, Virginia, rally (Photo: Twitter)

 

In August 4,000 Antifa agitators and other leftists shut down a “No to Marxism” rally and prayer vigil being held by about 400 conservative Christians in Berkeley, California. Police released mugshots  of 11 of the 13 persons arrested at the violent political riots in the university town. Charges include assault with a deadly weapon, felony assault and various municipal code violations. One officer was injured while making an arrest, and several others were struck with paint and bottles.

 

Antifa’s war cry, caught on video during the rally, was no less than the total destruction of American society. “No Trump, no wall, no USA at all!” they chanted.

 

VIDEO: communist “Antifa”: “No Trump, no wall, no USA at all”

 

[Posted by Muh Dernity

Published on Aug 27, 2017]

 

Since then, they have prepped for a mass uprising to “remove” fascist Trump.

 

But don’t confuse any of those actions with “hate,” says the SPLC, which has condemned groups and public figures who disagree with its agenda, putting them on its “hate” map, which once prominently included former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson before the group was skewered on social media, prompting an abrupt retreat.

 

Antifa riots at UC Berkeley (Photo: Twitter)

 

While featuring organizations such as the KKK, the “hate map” – which is cited by many media outlets – also includes mainstream groups such as the Family Research Council.

 

Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., questioned the SPLC’s refusal to include antifa on its “hate map,” telling Cohen that it “reduces your credibility.” Perry accused the leftist group of picking and choosing which individuals and groups it includes on its map based not on actual facts but “only your opinion.”

 

“So you’re OK with antifa as long as they don’t say things that you don’t agree with, but it’s OK if they hit people on the head with a bike lock or set things on fire or riot and flout the law by wearing face masks and incite riots – you’re OK with that?” Perry asked.

 

Cohen responded: “We condemn groups like antifa. We write about them often. We don’t list them as hate groups.”

 

He claimed the Family Research Council is included on the “hate map” because it “relentlessly vilifies” members of the LGBT community.

 

“Our listing of hate groups doesn’t necessarily mean that they engage in violence, although we think that the anti-LGBT propaganda is one of the factors that makes the LGBT community in our country the most likely to be victimized by hate crimes,” Cohen said.

 

Ironically, the SPLC’s own “hate map” appears to have incited violence against the Family Research Council in 2012 when a gunman shot the group’s security guard after consulting the “hate map.”

 

SPLC was linked to domestic terror through Floyd Lee Corkins, who cited SPLC as his inspiration for his going to the Washington offices of the Family Research Council, armed with a gun, intending to kill as many people as he could. He was stopped by a security guard, who was injured. WND reported a video showed Corkins entering the FRC offices and confronting Leo Johnson.

 

VIDEO: Security footage: Hero thwarts terrorist shooter at Family Research Council

 

[Posted by Family Research Council

Published on Apr 25, 2013

 

On August 15. 2012 at 10:46 a.m., Floyd Corkins entered the lobby of Family Research Council armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol, 100 rounds of ammunition, and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. FRC building manager Leo Johnson was temporarily manning the front desk at our Washington headquarters when a now-confessed terrorist intent on killing everyone in the building entered with a handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition. As he drew his gun, Leo courageously charged the attacker into oncoming gunfire. Even after sustaining a direct hit to his forearm, he subdued the attacker and wrestled the gun away from him.

 

Why did confessed terrorist Corkins choose Family Research Council as a target for his attack? In an FBI interrogation, Corkins admitted he found his target from the Southern Poverty Law Center’s list.]

 

Cohen denied all responsibility for the 2012 shooting at FRC.

 

He defended SPLC’s selections of groups and individuals to include on its “hate map,” noting that includes groups like the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party.

 

Perry then noted that the organization Students for Justice in Palestine has called for violence against Jews. He asked Cohen why the group wasn’t included on its map.

 

“I don’t know about that particular group,” Cohen said. “We try to call hate as we see it. We limit our list not by left versus right but by groups that villify others for factors such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or the like.”

 

In August, a headline on The Drudge Report declared that Google was teaming up with “liberal groups to snuff out conservative websites.” Google said it was partnering with SPLC and other leftist organizations to document and publicize “hate crimes and events” in the U.S. Cohen told the House Homeland Security Committee that he has pushed Google to manipulate its search engine to suppress results from so-called “hate groups.”

 

“What we try to get Google to do is not prioritize hate groups,” he explained, citing racist shooter Dylann Roof, who searched “black on white crime” before he killed nine black churchgoers in 2015 at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Cohen continued, “So we’re trying to say to Google, your algorithm is flawed or easily manipulated.”

 

Get the Whistleblower Magazine’s revelations about SPLC in “The Hate Racket,” the story of how one group fools government into equating Christians and conservatives with Klansmen and Nazis – and rakes in millions doing it.

 

In another line of questioning, Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., asked why SPLC, a nonprofit, is stashing at least $69 million in its offshore accounts.

 

“I think there’s been some confusion in the press about this,” Cohen claimed. “It’s common for nonprofit organizations, including universities and big foundations, to have money in offshore accounts. It avoids two things: certain kinds of filings and unrelated business income tax.”

 

Cohen also told the House Homeland Security Committee that Trump’s campaign for the White House “energized the white supremacist movement.” He said the white-supremacist website Stormfront doubled its visitors between 2008 and 2017.

 

But Rep. Thomas Garrett, R-Va., noted that the number of Stormfront’s visitors increased most rapidly during the administration of Barack Obama. And the biggest growth in black separatist groups on SPLC’s “hatewatch” list took place while Obama was president.

 

“Again, this isn’t President Obama’s fault. It’s not, is it?” Garrett asked. “I mean, I don’t think it is. If someone were to say that the prevalence of these groups is because of the rhetoric of one individual, that would be oversimplifying the problem, would it not?”

 

Cohen responded, “Depending on the individual.”

 

Garrett then observed that SPLC’s staff tends to contribute to Democrats. And he also noted that SPLC works with leftist organizations like Media Matters for America.

 

“I respect what you do. I’m concerned with how you’re doing it,” Garrett said, adding: “[It] troubles those to see an entity that has essentially been de facto made responsible for determing [sic] what is and isn’t hate that skews almost exclusively as do their collaborators in a particular direction.

 

But it shouldn’t be shocking to anyone that SPLC is staffed by leftists, Cohen said.

 

“The liberal tradition is an inclusive one,” he said. “Hate is the opposite of that liberal tradition of inclusivity. So it’s not surprising to me that people at the SPLC, people at other inclusive organizations tend to give money to liberal organizations. It seems obvious to me.”

 

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The Murder of America’s Sons and Daughters


Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, even after confessing to the murder of Kate Steinle, was found not guilty on November 30, 2017. If the Left is looking for an indictment of wrong doing, they need to look in the mirror, illegal immigration, sanctuary cities and Left-Wing unjust judiciaries.

 

Justin Smith writes with the obvious sense of injustice resulting to Zarate’s verdict. When there is no justice, what is an end result? Vigilantism?

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The Murder of America’s Sons and Daughters

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 12/2/2017 9:33 PM

 

A San Francisco jury engaged in a gross, outrageous miscarriage and travesty of justice and denied Kate Steinle and her family justice, on November 30th, when they delivered a “not guilty” verdict to her murderer, Garcia Zarate, an illegal alien from Mexico. The integrity of the law was destroyed by this jury nullification, which abandoned facts, reason and the truth, and these jurors sent a clear message to America that a criminal illegal alien’s life was more important than Kate Steinle’s life and those of America’s own sons and daughters.

 

Partly to blame, the Court itself exhibited just how broken our system really is. The five previous deportations of Zarate and his seven previous felonies were left out of the case, even though Ms. Steinle’s murder and Zarate’s illegal alien status had sparked a national debate on the country’s illegal alien problem.

 

However, on the barest facts of the case, the jury should have easily been able to arrive to a “guilty” verdict on involuntary manslaughter, at the very least, unless they held the typical liberal anti-“white privilege”, pro-sanctuary city Democratic Party line of most of the area’s populace. This jury was a cross-section of an area that is thirty-percent foreign born and seemingly 100 percent ignorant of U.S. law, or simply predisposed to dismiss America’s age old shared principles and common national sentiment.

 

Any reasonable person, who has a cogent thought process, would have immediately seen through Zarate’s lies and continuously changing story. If he’d been shooting at a sea lion, as asserted, with the gun he supposedly “found”, the bullet would have been travelling away from Ms. Steinle and the crowded section of Pier 14. If he’d simply stepped on the gun, a weapon the quality of the Sig Sauer P239 would not have discharged on its own, as asserted, nor would it have fired without the trigger being purposely pulled by him, since the Sig would have had anywhere between 4.4 and 10 pounds of trigger pull, depending on its original owner’s preference.

 

A check of the firearm by the Bureau of Land Management in April 2015, three months before the shooting, found it was in perfect working order, which was noted by Assistant District Attorney Diana Garcia. Explaining further, the DA stated: “It’s not the kind of gun that’s going to go off by accident. He knew all along what he was doing.”

 

It’s undisputed that the gun was in Zarate’s possession, and witnesses saw him spinning on a bar chair pointing the gun down the pier. Zarate’s own statement is basically a confession, through his own claim the shooting was an accident, even though he fired towards multitudes of people on the pier that day, without any due caution and circumspection. At the very minimum, this fits the precise definition of “involuntary manslaughter”.

 

It’s also undisputed that Zarate should not have been in America in the first place. If the Sheriff’s Department had turned Zarate over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, as required by federal law, instead of simply releasing him back to San Francisco’s streets, Kate Steinle would be alive today.

 

How could this jury not convict Garcia Zarate, especially with the understanding that Kate Steinle could have been one of their own daughters, and as they witnessed her family’s pain?

 

Jim Steinle said: “We’re just shocked — saddened and shocked … There’s no other way you can coin it. Justice was rendered, but it was not served.”

 

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was quick to say, “I urge the leaders of the nation’s communities to reflect on the outcome of this case and consider carefully the harm they are doing to their citizens by refusing to cooperate with federal law enforcement officers.”

 

One should note, FBI statistics show 67,642 murders in the U.S, from 2005 through 2008 and 115,717 from 2003 through 2009. The General Accounting Office attributes 25,064 of these murders to criminal illegal aliens, which means, by extrapolating the stats, that 3.5 percent of this population in America committed twenty-two percent to thirty-seven percent of all murders in the nation.

 

Ninety-five percent of approximately 1500 outstanding homicide warrants in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens. About 67 percent of LA’s 17,000 outstanding felony warrants are for illegal aliens, and 4.5 million pounds of cocaine worth $72 billion are smuggled across the southern border every year.

 

Kate Steinle was thirty-two years old at the time of her death, blonde and beautiful and already successful in her career. She was also an adventurer and had already traveled overseas to Barcelona, Dubai and South Africa. Just days before her death, Kate had written, “Whatever is good for your soul — do that.”

 

Kate, her father and a family friend were enjoying an outing and taking pictures of birds, boats and each other on Pier 14, in the Embarcadero district, on July 1st 2015, when Zarate’s bullet struck her back and pierced her aorta. As she lay dying in her father’s arms, she gasped her last words, “Dad, help me, help me.”

 

Kate’s vibrant life was taken far too soon, but Zarate gets to rise each day and continue his life to whatever miserable end finally finds him, after he completes a two to three year sentence on the felony weapons charge. He will be returned to Mexico upon release, and that’s not justice.

 

America must force our leaders to fully enforce existing immigration law aimed at halting illegal immigration. No longer should the nation bear any tax burden either for sanctuary cities, that ignore these laws. Detain and deport anyone entering America illegally, regardless of their criminal or innocent intentions, and imprison repeat offenders for enough years to send a message to others and deter them from entering illegally. Build the wall and secure our borders, because Kate Steinle and other Americans murdered by illegal aliens deserve no less.

 

And perhaps, America needs a victim veto set in U.S law, for instances of jury nullification and a defendant’s obvious guilt, so the victim’s family can say: “Judge, I can’t live with this miscarriage of justice. This man murdered my daughter. I cannot possibly let this go unanswered. Let the judge make the final ruling.”

 

As the father of two daughters, in the absence of a punishment that fit the crime, a sense of being avenged and then to witness the criminal go free, without paying any real price, my own outrage would be such, if I were in Jim Steinle’s position, that I would make it a point to kill Zarate upon his release, because a criminal, especially a killer, must face a day of reckoning and receive his due.

 

The death penalty, life or twenty-five years in prison without parole could never redress the harm Zarate’s actions brought to the Steinle Family, but to let him go without finding him guilty of involuntary manslaughter is an intolerable moral violation. If the principles of the U.S. Constitution applied equally to protect victims, as much as the accused, it would be cruel and unusual punishment to deny the victims any real semblance of justice, that accompanies the rightful punishment of those who have done them or their families harm. And, as in this case, justice denied is no justice.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Dems Celebrate NOT Realizing the Mud on Their Faces


John R. Houk

© December 3, 2017

 

If you pay attention to Mainstream Media (MSM) on television or print (Internet or otherwise), you are probably a foolish fellow for believing the anti-Trump jubilation that Mike Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

 

REMEMBER, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller mandate is to investigate if Donald Trump and campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election to Trump’s favor.

 

Has ANY of Mueller’s prosecutorial indictments thus far had anything to do with the Trump campaign directly colluding with Russia on the election? NOPE!

 

Indicted so far:

 

  1. Paul Manafort

 

Manafort is accused of concealing from the United States his work as an agent of the Ukraine, and hiding tens of millions of dollars he received. He allegedly hid the payments and laundered more than $18 million through different U.S. and foreign corporations, partnerships and banks, and failed to report these accounts to his tax preparers. He also allegedly used the money from these off-shore accounts to pay for his personal expenses, including real estate, luxury goods and services for himself and his family. (A Full List of All the Charges Filed in Mueller’s Russia Probe; By EILEEN RESLEN; Esquire; 12/1/17)

 

Time frame of accused Manafort crimes:

 

According to the indictment, reviewed by Fox News, between at least 2006 and 2015, Manafort and Gates acted as unregistered agents of the Government of Ukraine, the Party of Regions, a Ukrainian political party whose leader Victor Yanukovych was president from 2010 to 2014, and the Opposition Bloc. (Paul Manafort, Rick Gates indicted by federal grand jury in Russia probe; By Brooke Singman; Fox News; 10/30/17)

 

  1. Richard “Rick” Gates

 

Since Gates was charged with many of the same counts as Manafort, several of the allegations are the same. The indictment states that Gates conspired with Manafort in a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign in the U.S. in favor of the Ukraine government. He also allegedly created a false cover story and did not report foreign bank accounts. Gates was also accused of using this money to fund personal expenses, including real estate properties. (A Full List of All the Charges Filed in Mueller’s Russia Probe; By EILEEN RESLEN; Esquire; 12/1/17)

 

Time frame of accused Gates crimes:

 

Similar to Manafort: 2006 – 2015 & 2010 – 2014

 

  1. George Papadopoulos

 

… the special counsel announced the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos — which apparently happened on or about October 5 — to a single count of making false statements to government investigators. … Papadopoulos was a low-level Trump-campaign adviser. He had contacts with Russians who claimed to have close connections to the Putin regime.

As outlined in a 14-page “Statement of the Offense,” Papadopoulos’s principal offense was to lie to the FBI about when these contacts occurred. He told the FBI they happened before he joined the campaign; in fact, they happened not only after he was aboard but only because he was aboard. Upon close examination, the story unfolded in the offense statement is actually exculpatory of Trump and his campaign.

 

Papadopoulos is a climber who was clearly trying to push his way into Trump World. …

 

 

While living in London in early March 2016, he spoke with an unidentified Trump-campaign official and learned he would be designated a foreign-policy adviser to the campaign. These arrangements are very loose. Papadopoulos was a fringe figure, not plugged into Trump’s inner circle.

In London, Papadopoulos met an unidentified Russian academic (referred to as “the Professor”), who claimed to have significant ties to Putin-regime officials and who took an interest in Papadopoulos only because he boasted of having Trump-campaign connections. There appears to be no small amount of puffery on all sides: Papadopoulos suggesting to the Russians that he could make a Trump meeting with Putin happen, and suggesting to the campaign that he could make a Putin meeting with Trump happen; the Professor putting Papadopoulos in touch with a woman who Papadopoulos was led to believe was Putin’s niece (she apparently is not) …

 

In the most important meeting, in London on April 26, 2016, the Professor told Papadopoulos that he (the Prof) had just learned that top Russian-government officials had obtained “dirt” on then-putative Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. The dirt is said to include “thousands of emails” — “emails of Clinton.” The suggestion, of course, was that the Russians were keen to give this information to the Trump campaign.

 

Notice that Mueller did not make Papadopoulos plead guilty to collusion with Russia. For a prosecutor, there is nothing better than getting a cooperating accomplice to admit guilt to the scheme the prosecutor is investigating. It goes a long way toward proving that the scheme existed. Once you’ve got that, it’s much easier to prove that the cooperator’s confederates are guilty, too. But even though there’s a great deal of evidence that Papadopoulos colluded with Russia, there’s no charge along those lines. There’s just a single false-statement charge on which, according to the plea agreement, he’s probably looking at no jail time, and certainly no more than six months. Why no collusion charge? Because collusion is not a crime.

 

First, it underscores that, whatever “collusion” might have happened, at this point there is no criminal-conspiracy case. …

 

Second, the offense statement supporting the plea also helps Trump politically. There is an interesting footnote on page 8. Here’s the context: On May 21, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed an unidentified top Trump-campaign official, explaining with urgency that Russian officials (presumably including Putin, at least in Papadopoulos’s mind) wanted to meet Trump and “have been reaching out to me to discuss.” Mueller then drops this footnote:

 

The government notes that the official forwarded defendant PAPADOPOULOS’s email to another Campaign official (without including defendant PAPADOPOULOS) and stated: “Let[’]s discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal.

 

… Trump has no intention of meeting with Russians, and if there are going to be meetings at all, it must be at a low level so the Russians do not construe Trump to be making any commitments or accommodations. (The Papadopoulos Case; By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY; National Review; 10/30/17 8:03 PM)

 

I spent more time laying out Papadopoulos’ guilty plea because the time frame indicates his idiocy was actually during the 2016 campaign. Yet as Andrew McCarthy indicates, Papadopoulos was such a low hanging fruit that the Trump campaign staff REBUFFED his self-initiated Russian contact. Hence, no Trump crime here. As we hear the Dems say about real crimes, Trump can truly say, “Move along – nothing to see here”.

 

And now the Mike Flynn guilty plea that has the Dems and MSM all a twitter with glee that President Trump is about to be deposed. But first, let’s begin with this ABC News moron getting caught spreading Fake News against President Trump – Brian Ross:

 

Brian Ross

 

ABC’s Brian Ross suspended over erroneous Flynn report

 

By Axios News Desk

12/2/17

Axios

 

ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross was suspended for four weeks without pay tonight over his incorrect report that Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump told him to contact the Russians during his presidential campaign.

 

Why it matters: It was a huge error that moved markets and damaged the network’s credibility. The report was also passed along by Axios and other news outlets. In a statement, ABC News apologized and said the report “had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process.”

 

The network later corrected the report to say that Trump gave him that instruction as president-elect — which is a big difference, since there’s nothing unusual about newly elected presidents contacting foreign governments.

 

The full text of ABC’s statement:

 

“We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday. The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process. As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online.

“It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience –- these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday. Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.”

 

So, take that idiot Left! Still no proven Trump collusion with Russia in the election!

 

  1. Mike Flynn:

 

As previously reported General Michael Flynn will plead guilty to lying to the FBI deep state operatives in the ongoing Trump witch hunt today.

 

Once again — this verdict has NOTHING TO DO with Trump-Russia collusion.


It’s just a way for the Democrat media and Deep State to erase an election and eliminate Donald Trump.

 

Flynn’s conversations to the Russian ambassador were not a crime.

Not disclosing this information to the corrupt FBI was his crime.

 

On Friday ABC News reported that General Michael Flynn will testify against President Donald Trump in the Russian collusion scandal.

 

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton blasted Mueller and the Deep State operatives targeting Trump’s camp simply for the crime of Donald Trump winning the Presidential election.

 

“Sally Yates, Andrew McCabe, and James Comey improperly targeted General Flynn. And Mueller got him. Deep State victory. @RealDonaldTrump should consider a pardon. The Mueller special counsel continues to be unconstitutional and out of control. Shut it down,” Fitton tweeted. (Tom Fitton Unleashes on Mueller and Deep State For Targeting General Flynn “SHUT IT DOWN”; By Cristina Laila; The Gateway Pundit; 12/2/17)

 

It is apparent that retired 3-Star General and fire National Security Advisor Mike Flynn has the character flaw of lying to protect himself even when no self-preservation is needed. President Trump the flaw latter than sooner and fired him. Lying to the FBI is what Flynn pled guilty to not for some conspiracy with the Russians to meddle in the elections.

 

In saying all that, it is Mueller, Comey, Lynch, Crooked Hillary, probably Obama and a host of other Dem/Leftist playing a Deep State role that should be investigated for real crimes that the Dem Alliance tries to pooh-pooh away when actual links to illegalities can be seen by any honest person not corrupted by Fake News propaganda.

 

There are a few Conservative Commentators that point the ZERO Trump/Russian link that the Left pushes as actual. One is Andrew McCarthy at the National Review writing, “There’s less to the news than meets the eye”. There is also Rowan Scarborough writing for the Washington Times, “Source close to president’s legal advisers say Flynn has nothing to incriminate Trump”. McCarthy and Scarborough are quite erudite journalists with good opinions. But a post at The Last Refuge (aka TheConservativeTreeHouse.com) spells out Mueller going after Flynn in layman terms that all Americans can understand.

 

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President Trump: “It’s a shame” Michael Flynn Lied “There Was Nothing To Hide”

 

By sundance

December 2, 2017

The Last Refuge

 

President Trump sends antagonistic media into spastic fits, and pearl-clutching circle-running, with a single tweet about Michael Flynn.  Epic:

 

Trump Tweet Screen Capture

 

Praetorian professional punditry immediately jump into their “he can’t” routine, filled with protestations about poor judgement and the risk of commenting on an on-going investigation, and such… blah, blah, blah…  However, what seemingly never crosses their mind is that: A) Everything asserted is 100% factual; and B) When there’s nothing to hide, there’s no risk.  D’oh, dummies.

 

There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with the President-Elect’s Transition Team talking to any foreign government, or any official within any foreign government. Ever. Period.  Actually, that’s exactly what transition teams are supposed to do; they reach out and receive information from foreign government officials as the starting point to communication with a new administration.

 

Many people have asked the question why would Michael Flynn have lied about talking to Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the first place?

 

It’s a great question.

 

The Occam’s Razor answer is the toxic political environment that existed in January 2017, where the administration was being hammered by a tsunami of media narratives and political opposition claiming that any scintilla of contact with anything Russian meant that Putin and Trump were “colluding” BFFs,…. and Flynn didn’t want to fuel that nonsense.

 

That’s really the only reason to mislead about Russian contacts.

And/or once Vice-President Mike Pence made the statement that Flynn had no contact with anyone from Russia etc. any contradictory statement from Flynn would make Pence appear compromised; so Flynn had to stick to it without clarification.

 

Reminder:

 

  • Sunday January 15th– VP-elect Mike Pence appears on Face The Nation. [Transcript Here]

 

JOHN DICKERSON: But there’s a distinction between that feeling about the press and legitimate inquiry, as you say, that the Senate Intelligence Committee is doing. Just to button up one question, did any advisor or anybody in the Trump campaign have any contact with the Russians who were trying to meddle in the election?

 

MIKE PENCE: Of course not. And I think to suggest that is to give credence to some of these bizarre rumors that have swirled around the candidacy. (link)

 

[*NOTE* Notice the narrative questioning at the time (early Jan) was framed that ‘any contact’ with Russians was evidence of meddling/election-collusion with Russians.]

 

  • Friday January 20th– Inauguration

 

  • Tuesday January 24th– Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn was interviewed at the WH by the FBI.  [Either Flynn contradicts Pence, or he tells a lie, those were his options.]

 

  • Wednesday January 25th–  The Department of Justice received a detailed readout from the FBI agents who had interviewed Flynn. Yates said she felt “it was important to get this information to the White House as quickly as possible.”

 

  • Thursday January 26th– (morning) Yates called McGahn first thing that morning to tell him she had “a very sensitive matter” that had to be discussed face to face. McGahn agreed to meet with Yates later that afternoon.

 

  • Thursday January 26th– (afternoon) Sally Yatestraveled to the White House along with a senior member of the DOJ’s National Security Division, Bill Priestap, who was overseeing the matter.  This was Yates’ first meeting with McGahn in his office, which also acts as a sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF).

 

Yates said she began their meeting by laying out the media accounts and media statements made by Vice President Mike Pence and other high-ranking White House officials about General Flynn’s activity “that we knew not to be the truth.

 

According to Sally Yates testimony, she and Bill Priestap reportedly presented all the information to McGahn so the White House could take action that they deemed appropriate.  When asked by McGahn if Flynn should be fired, Yates answered, “that really wasn’t our call.”

 

Yates also said her decision to notify the White House counsel had been discussed “at great length.”  According to her testimony: “Certainly leading up to our notification on the 26th, it was a topic of a whole lot of discussion in DOJ and with other members of the intel community.”

 

  • Friday January 27th– (morning) White House Counsel Don McGahn called Yates in the morning and asked if she could come back to his office.

 

  • Friday January 27th– (late afternoonAccording to her testimony, Sally Yates returned to the White House late that afternoon.  One of McGahn’s topics discussed was whether Flynn could be prosecuted for his conduct.

 

Specifically, according to Yates, one of the questions McGahn asked Yates was, “Why does it matter to DOJ if one White House official lies to another?” She explained that it “was a whole lot more than that,” and reviewed the same issues outlined the prior day.

 

McGahn expressed his concern that taking action might interfere with the FBI investigation of Flynn, and Yates said it wouldn’t. “It wouldn’t really be fair of us to tell you this and then expect you to sit on your hands,” Yates had told McGahn.

 

McGahn asked if he could look at the underlying evidence of Flynn’s conduct, and she said they would work with the FBI over the weekend and “get back with him on Monday morning.”

 

  • Friday January 27th– (evening) In what appears to be only a few hours later, President Trump is having dinner with FBI Director James Comey where President Trump asked if he was under investigation.

 

Now, accepting the politicization of the entire Russian Conspiracy Narrative that was leading the headlines for the two months prior to this dinner; and knowing moments earlier your Chief White House counsel informs you that two political operatives (Yates and Priestap) within the DOJ were providing classified intelligence reports about General Flynn; and knowing the prior months (Nov/Dec/Jan) were fraught with leaks from intelligence reports identical to those discussed;  wouldn’t you perhaps think that any action you take could be utilized to add fuel to this Russian narrative?  And/Or be used by these same leak facilitators to make something seem like something it is not?

 

Think about it.

 

Trump Thinking About It

 

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has charged Flynn (full pdf below) with falsely telling FBI agents that he did not ask the ambassador “to refrain from escalating the situation” in response to the sanctions.

 

According to the plea, while being questioned by FBI agents on January 24, 2017, Flynn also lied when he claimed he could not recall a subsequent conversation with Kislyak, in which the ambassador told Flynn that the Putin regime had “chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of [Flynn’s] request.”

 

Furthermore, a week before the sanctions were imposed, Flynn had also spoken to Kislyak, asking the ambassador to delay or defeat a vote on a pending United Nations resolution. The criminal information charges that Flynn lied to the FBI by denying both that he’d made this request and that he’d spoken afterward with Kislyak about Russia’s response to it.

 

There was nothing wrong with the incoming national-security adviser’s having meetings with foreign counterparts or discussing such matters as the sanctions in those meetings. However, lying to the FBI is the process crime that has led to Flynn’s admissions herein:

 

 

 

As we have shared from the beginning – this is all about DC politics, not judicial crimes in the same vein as everyone else would be charged.

 

You cannot view the current action through the transactional prism of modern judicial proceedings as they relate to you and me. These are political struggles taking place inside the venue of the legal system. The players use the legal system to game out the optics and narrative of political battles for ideological wins and losses.

 

In essence, this is about leverage for political use.

 

Nothing about the current dynamic is factually encompassing President Trump; it is all about optics, narratives and political leverage. However, everything about this dynamic is factually encompassing the existential threat that outsider Trump represents to the established way of life in the DC Swamp.

 

Again, if you drop the legal prism and review everything from the perspective of gaining or losing political leverage it all makes sense.

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Dems Celebrate NOT Realizing the Mud on Their Faces

John R. Houk

© December 3, 2017

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President Trump: “It’s a shame” Michael Flynn Lied “There Was Nothing To Hide”

 

About The Last Refuge

 

The Conservative Tree House may be called a Last Refuge for each of us for different reasons. Whatever trail through the woods brought us here, we have shared the turmoil of storms as we have been finding our voices as individuals in this growing community

Perhaps you’ve had some truly shockingly cruel things said to you purely because you believe in limited government and fiscal conservatism. Perhaps you not only believe that we should be self-reliant and personally responsible, but also believe that when we are allowed to depend on ourselves, we are stronger, more successful, take greater pride in ourselves and our work, and are more likely to make positive contributions to society. And then we are happier people, or at least more likely to be happier.

 

Which lends to the following theory: Fear is at the core of liberalism, and love/trust is at the core of conservatism. Liberalism is about control. Conservatism is about self-empowerment.

 

Control is a reaction to fear. Think in terms or politics and society – the fear behind liberalism is the fear that someone might withhold things (opportunities, money, whatever) from me, fear that if you live your life in a way I dislike that it might affect my life, fear that if you get that job, there will be nothing left for me. Fear that if you make tons of money, it’s means there’s less money out there for me. So people who believe in liberal ideologies seek control as a means of trying to create guarantees and safeguards against those circumstances they fear. Liberals try to control the world and people to enable their comfort and happiness. Which, as we know, is an endless quest. Trying to control others does nothing in the way of making oneself happy. By extension, voting in this mindset so that government can try to control others will also – shocking – not lead to a happier, more comfortable life.

 

The conservative (and moderate, independent, but for the sake of expediency, the conservative), on the other hand, relies on himself to meet his own needs. And the trade off of being free to live his life as he wishes is also understanding that he has to make peace with READ THE REST