Obama’s Insidious CVE


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John R. Houk

© February 9, 2017

 

Americans that have not been brainwashed by eight years of the Obama Administration in collusion with the Leftist MSM, should not be surprised at the Dems and media excoriating President Trump’s protection of American from Islamic terrorism.

 

Obama and the Southern Poverty Law Center (More specifics on the SPLC from the Social Contract Press) were fairly successful in purging Law Enforcement of knowledgeable Counter Terrorism experts. Then proceeded to label Conservative organizations, Traditional Values Christian organizations and Counterjihad organizations as bigoted, hate-inspiring, and Islamophobic American right wing terrorists.

 

Check this out:

 

Unreal… Obama’s DHS Continues to Target Conservatives & Liberty Lovers As Terrorists (Video)

 

It’s an Obama bizarro world
The Obama administration holds peace talks with Taliban killers but treats patriotic Americans as terrorists.
Go figure.

 

The Department of Homeland Security is continuing to target patriotic Americans and conservatives who “believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack” as terrorists.  They even have this listed in their latest report.
This is unbelievable.

 

VIDEO: DHS continues to target conservatives and ignore Islamists


 

[Not part of Gateway Pundit article but important] Posted by usACTIONnews

Published on Jul 9, 2012

“Groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national ‘way of life’ is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent.” describes potential terrorists? WTH? DHS is using left wing hate groups and even Islamic groups with ties to terrorism as consultants to determine who are threats.

From a Jan, 2011 article “How Dept. of Homeland Security identifies ‘right wing extremists’:

The radical leftist group Southern Poverty Law Center has partnered with the Department of Homeland Security in a ‘Working Group’ called Countering violent Extremism to paint conservatives as hate groups and extremists.

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese says it is “despicable” for the Southern Poverty Law Center to classify the Family Research Council and a dozen other top conservative organizations as “hate groups” similar to the Ku Klux Klan.

The SPLC has a history of targeting conservatives and conservative groups as racist, homophobic, or extremist if they disagree with the radical left positions of the SPLC on any number of issues. An article at Discover the Networks.org says “What makes the Southern Poverty Law Center particularly odious is its habit of taking legitimate conservatives and jumbling them with genuine hate groups (the Klan, Aryan Nation, skinheads, etc.), to make it appear that there’s a logical relationship between say opposing affirmative action and lynching, or demands for an end to government services for illegal aliens and attacks on dark-skinned immigrants. The late novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand called this “the broad-brush smear.””

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The SPLC has joined the Department of Homeland Security in a ‘Working Group’ called Countering violent Extremism. John Cohen, President and CEO of SPLC is listed as a member and Laurie Wood, Analyst, Southern Poverty Law Center/Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center is listed as an ‘expert in subject matter’. The members of the group also include three from Muslim organizations but we don’t see any conservatives. (see the list at the end of the report)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) which has been determined by the courts to be a terrorist support group proudly points out on their Facebook page that its Michigan members ‘participated a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group meeting with law enforcement officials and community advocates in Dearborn, Mich.'[ibid].

So we have the Southern Poverty Law Center, also known as The Church of Morris Dees, which calls groups and individuals like the Family Research Council, Eagle Forum, the Heritage Foundation, Rush Limbaugh, Lou Dobbs, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Rep. Steve King (R-IA), and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) ‘right wing extremists’ and the Council on American-Islamic Relations which the FBI has proven to be linked to a terrorist organization teaming up with the US Department of Homeland Security to determine what groups in America should be categorized as ‘extremist’ and potentially violent.

Now you can see why the DHS came out with its Rightwing Extremism report in April of 2009 that warned of potential violence by people against illegal immigration and gun control, and returning military veterans. Now that’s change.

[The rest of the Gateway Pundit article is an excerpt of above info] (Unreal… Obama’s DHS Continues to Target Conservatives & Liberty Lovers As Terrorists (Video); By Jim Hoft; Gateway Pundit; 7/11/12 4:45 am)

 

If you want to see the idiotic SPLC list of legitimate Counterjihadists labelled as dangerous right wing hatemongers, you can go to this one of many titles (this one 10/25/16): “A Journalist’s Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists”.

 

Here is an excerpt pointing to the Obama purge of anything Islamic from training manuals and official reports:

 

 

In another example of the administration’s ability to make key words disappear, a 2013 Judicial Watch report revealed that the FBI scrubbed its law enforcement training material of any language that might be deemed “offensive” to Muslims. Per those guidelines, hundreds of references to “Muslim,” “Islam” or “jihad” were removed from the 2004 9/11 commission report.

 

U.S. Government Terrorism Terminology References

 

The witnesses provided more evidence to corroborate these findings. Mr. Philip Haney, a retired Customs and Border Protection Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, revealed that the CIA has scrubbed more than 800 law enforcement records that were almost all connected to the Muslim brotherhood.

 

The first “great purge,” he said, was in 2009. Yet, in 2012 they didn’t just modify the records, they eliminated them out of the system, which, he noted, bypasses security protocol in Homeland Security. READ ENTIRETY (Cruz Hearing Exposes the Obama Admin’s History of Purging References to Islamic Terror; By Cortney O’Brien; Townhall; 6/29/16 9:15 AM)

 

More details on the Obama purge by Patrick Poole 3/26/14: “A detailed look at ‘the purge’ of U.S. counter-terrorism training by the Obama administration”.

 

So, why the heck am I rehashing Obama’s treacherous history after a majority of States elected Trump over Crooked Hillary? BECAUSE America’s Left is doing everything from lying, Fake News, civil disturbances, and questionable legal procedures to prevent President Trump from following through on his campaign promises.

 

I was alerted by email via Counterjihadist writer Paul Sutliff, that the Donald is going undo Obama’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) agenda which focused on White Supremacists. Please recall from above, that the Obama Administration lumped Conservatives, Christian Values and Counterjihadists with right wing extremists.

 

The new agenda focus will be Islamic terrorism. Paul Sutliff’s email alerts the reader he has been writing about the CVE agenda for some time:

 

Last night I was about to go to sleep and a friend called full of excitement saying did you see what Trump just did? He ended CVE! CVE is Countering Violent Extremism. I have written a few articles exposing their friendliness with the Muslim Brotherhood and the granting of special privileges for members of the Muslim Brotherhood. I wrote Why is Heritage Foundation Promoting Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)? (Part 1 of 3) on May 13, 2016, I wrote My What Strange Bedfellows the Heritage Foundation Has! on May 26, 2016 which further exposed the CVE and on July 5, 2016 I wrote Countering Violent Extremism: A Ghost Buster Solution to a Real World Problem. These articles earned me an interview with Vlad Tepes of TheRebel.media. Maybe Trump is reading my stuff, but I think it is more likely that he has hired good people!

 

SO imagine my excitement with that news! All I can say now is thank you Mr. President. You have earned my prayers and respect.

 

Get informed on Obama’s CVE in Paul’s articles linked above. For your convenience, I am cross posting the Tepes-Sutliff interview from The Rebel linked above.

 

JRH 2/9/17

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Paul Sutliff interview (Part II): “Countering Violent Extremism” strategy is anything but

 

Posted by VICTOR LASZLO

REBEL COMMENTATOR

July 16, 2016

The Rebel

 

This is the second part of the interview with Paul Sutliff. Paul explains the US Government’s use of the office of Countering Violent Extremism to assist the Muslim Brotherhood, and of all things, fund mosques.

 

VIDEO: Paul Sutliff interview Part II The CVE


 

Posted by Vlad Tepes

Published on Jul 16, 2016

 

The first part of the interview can be seen here at The Rebel. 

 

His books can be purchased at Amazon.com

Civilization Jihad and the Myth of Moderate Islam

and Stealth Jihad two: American Colleges. 

 

Paul’s website is here.

 

At the end of the interview, Paul mentions Stephen Coughlin, the retired Maj. who was in Army intelligence. His website is hereand an interview he did for the Rebel can be seen here.

 

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Blog Editor: Here is a cross post from PJ Media by Patrick Poole CVE:

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Trump Seeks to End Obama’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Scam

 

By PATRICK POOLE

FEBRUARY 5, 2017

PJ Media

 

Among the litany of Obama administration disasters, the rapid collapse of his “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) agenda is among the most consequential.

 

But groups in line to receive federal CVE grants announced just days before the end of the Obama era are now whining as the Trump administration seeks to put an end to the CVE scam.

 

Driven directly from the White House, the Obama administration’s CVE agenda was a replacement following a purge of counter-terrorism training across the federal government during 2011-2012 in response to a targeted series of reports by far-Left bloggers and reporters claiming widespread bias and “Islamophobia.”

 

Many of those claims were later debunked, but with the damage done the administration’s purge pressed ahead as it implemented CVE at the demand of Islamic groups, some of whom were directly involved in the formation of the administration’s CVE policies.

 

But as it became apparent that terror recruitment was escalating rapidly at nearly the same time that CVE was being imposed on agencies and departments across the board, the inability of CVE to actually countering any “extremists” was exposed. The same Islamic groups that urged the imposition of CVE then turned against the efforts when they realized that CVE was still primarily directed at the growing threat of Islamic recruitment, and not towards stigmatizing the administration’s perceived domestic political enemies.

 

By January 2015, Politico was already declaring that CVE was a complete flop:

 

POLITICO

@politico

 

No answer for homegrown terrorism? Obama’s plan to combat radicalization is a flop, critics say.

POLITICO Twitter Photo

 

No answer for homegrown terrorism?

Obama’s plan to combat radicalism is a flop critics say.

politico.com

 

The CVE pilot programs in Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Boston were already so unsuccessful that the media had to announce they were off to a “slow start” a year ago:

 

WTOP

@WTOP

 

Effort in 3 US cities to combat extremism off to slow start https://t.co/4DMrdthiUn 

 

8:30 AM – 24 Mar 2016

 

The failures of the program were so pronounced that NPR conceded the point, claiming that even if the CVE programs were not effective they still somehow helped the communities.

 

NPR Popular 

@nprpopular

 

Whether It Works Or Not, U.S. Anti-Radicalization Plan Can Benefit Communities https://t.co/Xn34FdLc4N 

 

7:15 AM – 3 Apr 2016

 

As I noted in an assessment of Obama’s CVE policies here at PJ Media last year, and in a separate monographmeasuring Obama’s policies by his own stated White House goals, the CVE program was proven to be a complete failure in the very three areas it was intended to support: community engagement, training, and counter-propaganda.

 

It’s no surprise then that one of the first moves by the Trump administration will be to shut down the failed CVE program, as reported by Reuters:

 

Reuters Top News

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Exclusive: Trump to focus counter-extremism program solely on Islam – sources https://t.co/9wHw9pKAn6 

 

Trump – CVE

 

7:11 PM – 1 Feb 2017

 

That decision in turn set off a wave of complaints by groups that were hoping to receive federal CVE grants that were rushed out by the Obama administration in its last few days in office:

 

CVE Community 

@CVEcommunity

 

Statement by @DHSgov‘s Jeh Johnson Announcing 1st Round of Countering Violent Extremism Grants

 

https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/13/statement-secretary-jeh-johnson-announcing-first-round-dhss-countering-violent #CVE #PVE

 

2:58 PM – 13 Jan 2017

 

Those would-be federal grant recipients are now turning to the media to air their complaints:

 

Adam Goldman

@adamgoldmanNYT

 

Pointing to Trump, Groups Reject U.S. Aid to Fight Extremism w/@mattapuzzo https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/us/politics/trump-muslim-groups-aid-extremism.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share 

 

5:09 PM – 2 Feb 2017

 

One of the first groups that took to the media was the Twin Cities-based Ka Joog (which in Somali means “stay away”). Ka Joog had already been one of the groups to receive $300,000 in federal money and another $250,000 appropriated by the state of Minnesota, and was in line to receive another $500,000 federal grant from Homeland Security.

 

Star Tribune 

@StarTribune

 

Citing “unofficial war on Muslim-Americans” launched by Trump, Minneapolis nonprofit rejects $500,000 federal grant https://t.co/lIlfSIw5j5 

 

12:25 AM – 2 Feb 2017

 

AVE 

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Somali nonprofits get federal grants to counter extremism, Minneapolis #CVE https://t.co/obtvf32BuV 

 

7:30 AM – 19 Jan 2017

 

Ka Joog has been one of the premier programs that CVE defenders have pointed to in calling for additional funding for the CVE program.

 

And yet in one of the group’s most visible failuresthe nephew of the organization’s executive director was recruited by the Islamic State and eventually tried and convicted in federal court.

 

Another Twin Cities groups, Heartland Democracy, was scheduled to receive $165,000.

 

That group had been among the first to participate in a pet “deradicalization” project by the chief federal judge in Minnesota who tried many of the Islamic State recruiting cases.

 

But court documents exposed that Heartland Democracy had no experience in “jihadi rehab,” and its curriculum was described as “more high school civics course than religious deprogramming.”

 

The Daily Beast

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Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit: http://t.co/8jWwAioziU 

 

8:35 AM – 25 Aug 2015

 

The Daily Beast reported on the regimen established for their first “deradicalization” client:

 

He and a Somali-American mentor began to work through an extensive reading list, which included Richard Wright’s Native Son, a novel about growing up poor and black in the 1930s, and an article by Native American author Sherman Alexie about how poetry freed him from the “reservation” of his mind.

 

McKinley would not say how often Yusuf met his mentor.

 

“We met with him regularly, I don’t know the number of times a week,” she said. When pressed on whether they met weekly, biweekly, or at a different pace, McKinley would not clarify. “We met with him regularly.”

 

Court documents also reference Yusuf meeting with religious leaders, but McKinley wasn’t sure about that.

 

“I don’t know if he’s met with any religious leaders,” she said in response to a question about meeting with imams. “I mean, he’s an adult, he can get any visitor he wants.”

 

That first client was sent back to jail after a search of his room at a halfway house found a box cutter.

 

The Obama administration’s CVE programs have a lengthy history of failure:

 

  • As I reported here at PJ Media just a few days ago, an Associated Press investigation into the Pentagon’s $500 million WebOps program to counter Islamic State propaganda found widespread incompetence and corruption. According to whistleblowers, civilian Arabic specialists with no understanding of Islam tried to defeat complex religious justifications for terrorism, resulting in the program becoming a laughingstock in jihadist circles.

 

  • In December 2014, the New York Times reported that the then-head of Special Operations Command, Major Gen. Michael Nagata, convened a series of conference calls with outside experts attempting to understand why the message of the Islamic State had grown so dangerous. But after the Obama administration’s counter-terror training purge, Gen. Nagata was forced to admit that “we do not understand the movement, and until we do, we are not going to defeat it….We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.

 

  • In September 2011, Obama signed an executive order creating the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC).One of their early failures was a graphic video produced called “Welcome to ISIS Land,” targeting would-be Islamic State recruits. The center’s director was quickly replaced. Then a Twitter campaign, “Think Again Turn Away,” was largely panned by terror experts who claimed the effort was largely ineffective and was actually legitimizing the terrorist narrative. A panel of outside experts convened by the State Department agreed, finding that the CSCC was so counterproductive to its mission that they questioned whether the U.S. government should be involved in counter-propaganda at all. The center was promptly closed.

 

  • One of the first CVE guidelines produced by the Department of Homeland Security in 2011 was to instruct federal agencies to avoid using “trainers who are self-professed ‘Muslim Reformers,'” and yet documents uncovered regarding meetings with DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano show the agency soliciting advice from known extremist groups and controversial Islamic leaders. Some of these extremist leaders even held official positions advising DHS. Last June, when the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Subcommittee released its recommendations urging $100 million in new CVE funding, it urged banning the use of “jihad” or “sharia” in training — two very common terms used by terrorist recruiters. One of the subcommittee members, a Syrian immigrant, had previously said that the 9/11 terror attacks had “changed the world for good.” And in DecemberDHS teamed up with the State Department to bring in the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization that the Justice Department had argued in federal court had supported terrorism, to teach a CVE course for French officials. Even though the State Department programs have been universally panned, it was reported last August that they had tripled the budget.

 

  • In implementing the Obama administration’s CVE agenda, the FBI had conducted a wide-scale purge of its terrorism training curriculum at the request of Islamic groups claiming it was biased. In a move questioned by members of Congress, the FBI classified the identities of the outside experts brought in to censor the material. A subsequent review of the censored terror-training material discovered suspect and inconsistent standards in purging the curriculum. More recently, a FBI website and video game (“Don’t Be a Puppet”) intended to target youth vulnerable to terrorist recruitment was launched, and then suspended after just a day in response to complaints of Islamic groups, terror experts, and even teachers unions that the effort was biased, ineffective, and encouraged students to inform on each other. Some of the criticism came from the FBI’s own Muslim outreach partners that were brought in to advise the bureau on its CVE policies.

 

So it’s no great mystery why the incoming Trump administration began discussions about scaling back and ending Obama’s CVE program.

 

Others contend that the CVE grants were political payoffs to groups to enlist their aid in scuttling counter-terror programs and to silence any possible criticism of the Obama national security and foreign policy agenda.

 

The chairman of one group that was scheduled to receive a $400,000 CVE grant, Life After Hate, has publicly launched attacks on the incoming Trump administration and even called for the violent removal of President Trump one day after his inauguration.

 

Meanwhile in Minneapolis, as Ka Joog declines the $500,000 in announced DHS CVE grants the group has quickly transitioned from attempting to deradicalizing area Somali youth to publicly declaring that President Trump is engaged in “an official war against Islam” — parroting a standard terrorist narrative.

 

But as mentioned previously, the nephew of the executive director who had participated in Ka Joog programs was still recruited to join the Islamic State.

 

In another instance, an Islamic State recruit from Alexandria, Virginia, later captured by Kurdish troops and currently facing federal charges, lived less than 50 yards from one of the Obama administration’s top go-to CVE experts.

 

If these so-called CVE “experts” can’t prevent their closest relatives or neighbors from joining terrorist groups, why should the Trump administration continue to entrust them with our national security?

 

Despite all the media hand-wringing, it seems that questioning the effectiveness of Obama’s CVE program is entirely in order given its constant track record of failure.

 

Yet in light of the current media climate, the new administration should expect that it will come under fire for whatever they eventually replace the failed CVE agenda with. And the Islamic State and other terrorist groups continue to recruit and encourage supporters to conduct attacks inside the homeland.

 

Ending the CVE scam would be a good first step in reversing the corrosive policies established by the Obama administration that have hampered and sometimes punished our law enforcement and national security professionals for doing their job.

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Obama’s Insidious CVE

John R. Houk

© February 9, 2017

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Palestinians threaten to downgrade US relations if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem


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Check out this threat from the Palestinian Authority if the USA moves its embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem:

 

“If that takes place, the Palestinian side would have to sever its ties with the official staff of the illegal US embassy in Jerusalem,” claimed Fatah Central Committee member Nasser al-Kidwa, while speaking to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds. 

 

“In addition to that, there is the issue of the Palestinian political representative’s office in Washington,” al-Kidwa continued.  “It would also be necessary to close the office.”

 

Hmm … I don’t know about your response to that, but I say call the waaaambulance.

 

Perhaps President Trump should stop American taxpayer money to the no-people Arabs pretending to be a people who have never existed until the Yasser Arafat and Arab nations’ strongmen picked out the name from a hat. ORIGINALLY the British Mandate of Palestine was instituted for Jews to set up a Jewish State after WWI.

 

ERGO, the so-called Palestinian lies and threats can jump into a pig farm and wallow away. If the Palestine Authority, Hamas OR any other Islamic terrorist organization has a problem with America recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital City of Israel, it might be time for President Trump to help terrorists and their supporters to move somewhere else more historically common to their Islamic faith – ahem, OR ELSE!

 

JRH 1/24/16

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Palestinians threaten to downgrade US relations if Trump moves embassy to Jerusalem

 

By Jonathan Benedek

January 23, 2017

World Israel News

 

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Palestinians protest against Trump. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

 

A Palestinian official claimed that the Palestinian Authority would downgrade its relations with the US and file a complaint with the UN if Trump moves the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

 

A senior official in Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party said that the PA should downgrade its diplomatic relationship with the United States if President Trump follows through with his plan to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

 

“If that takes place, the Palestinian side would have to sever its ties with the official staff of the illegal US embassy in Jerusalem,” claimed Fatah Central Committee member Nasser al-Kidwa, while speaking to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds. 

 

“In addition to that, there is the issue of the Palestinian political representative’s office in Washington,” al-Kidwa continued.  “It would also be necessary to close the office.”

 

The official added that the PA would no longer accept the US as a mediator between Israel and the PA.

 

“It would be necessary for the Palestinian side to make clear that it no longer officially considers the United States an interlocutor and that it cannot cooperate with it directly or through the Quartet,” he said.

 

The Quartet, comprised of the US, European Union, UN and Russia was launched in 2002 at the height of the Second Intifada in the spirit of the “Road Map” vision of US President George W. Bush for a two-state solution between Israel and the PA.

 

Moreover, al-Kidwa suggested that the PA may launch a complaint against the United States of America at the United Nations Security Council. Such an initiative would not go anywhere since the US, as a permanent member of the Security Council, would veto any measures against itself.

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Crooked Hillary, Trump, Obama & U.S. Intelligence


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John R. Houk

© January 11, 2017

 

Crooked Hillary lost and Donald Trump won to become the President Elect until January 20 when the Donald gets to say, “You’re Fired!” And yet Crooked Hillary acolytes and Obama including his acolytes have spent the lame duck period trying to undermine the Trump Electoral College victory. (Heads up to popular vote counter-constitutionalists: The Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College because of a mistrust of direct democracy AND to level the playing field between the most populated States and the lesser populated States. HELLO! Take away New York and California then ask, “Who wins the popular vote then? And that is two out of fifty States.)

 

The Dems have – in an absolute sense – pointed their fingers at Russia for directly manipulating the election process in the USA. The problem with the Dem finger pointing there is proof the Russians or private hackers never accessed the voting process.

 

So, what are the Dems saying when pointing their fingers at Russia with an election manipulation accusation? The Dems at the very least influenced the election to Trump’s favor by exposing the Dem Party and the Crooked Hillary emails to the voting public.

 

Hmm … So, Russia has become evil for revealing Hillary Clinton and the Dem Party are crooked and corrupt in its practices.

 

Now we can seriously point to Russian actions that are evil in the sense of undermining the freest republic in world history. Here is a far incomplete list of Russian provocations during President Barack Hussein Obama’s Administration:

 

  • Russia invaded the nation of Georgia to bring Abkhazia and South Ossetia under the Russian orbit by making them independent nations.

 

  • Annexing Crimea and usurping land from Ukraine at the behest of Russian speaking Ukrainians planted there during the Soviet era.

 

  • Russia often has military exercises directly near NATO protected nations as well as sending war planes into NATO nations’ airspace.

 

  • Russia has intervened in the Syrian civil war on the side of Abbas despotic regime which allies with the Iran military and the Hezbollah terrorists. (I have indecisive feelings here since the parties engaged in aiding Abbas are also attacking the Islamic terrorists of ISIS. Are there still moderate Sunni-Syrians trying to overthrow Assad? Frankly I don’t know about that due to all the Islamic terrorist organization involved in the civil war which stretches beyond just ISIS.)

 

  • Russia has sent aid to Iran in regard to the Shia Muslim’s nation’s nuclear aspirations. The kind of aid that Iran could easily escalate to military uses.

 

Of Possible Interest:

 

 

 

 

 

You are darn toot’in the Russians are up to no good vis-a-vie America. Are the Russians willing to interfere in America’s internal affairs? I have no doubt. I have a lot of doubts the Russians would favor Donald Trump to Crooked Hillary. After all, it was under the direction of Crooked Hillary and Obama that a huge chunk of Uranium fell under Russian control.

 

Trump’s campaign moniker of making America great again including a rebuilt stronger military is definitely NOT in the national interests of Russia.

 

Also, there is the appearance that America’s Intelligence Communities have absorbed the Obama global agenda and are willing to toss President Elect Trump under the bus with Buzzfeed publishing good old fashioned fake news (as opposed to the actual content of the DNC email servers). On television (Fox News) I heard this so-called Trump Dossier might be a part of a feud between the incoming President and the American Intelligence Community with the inference the CIA in particular.

 

If I was Trump, on January 20 I’d initiate investigations not only toward Crooked Hillary but also the Obama Administration that should include Barack Hussein Obama.

 

At any rate below are two reports. The first is the Angry Patriot talking about yet another Wikileaks expose showing Crooked Hillary had close financial ties with George Soros. The second report is a video entitled “Report on Russian Hacking is a Political Hoax” in which Cliff Kincaid and Jerry Kenney deconstructing the Intelligence Community’s belief that Russia was behind a hack of the DNC.

 

JRH 1/11/16

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BREAKING – We Now Know WHO Was Behind Hillary Clinton All Along. Surprised?

 

By Sgt. Freefall

Angry Patriot

 

Leaked documents have now revealed who is pulling Hillary Clinton’s dusty puppet strings.

 

BREAKING – We Now Know WHO Was Behind Hillary Clinton All Along. Surprised?

 

Leaked documents have now revealed who is pulling Hillary Clinton’s dusty puppet strings.

 

In an email released by WikiLeaks, George Soros gave Hillary Clinton step-by-step instructions. This included a list of people Soros thought should be official mediators sent to Albania in 2011. Days after the email was sent, someone on the list was sent as the mediator by the EU, as per Investor’s Business Daily.

 

This past weekend, an organization called DC Leaks put up 2,500 documents from Soros’s Open Society Foundation’s servers, revealing more corruption and connections to Clinton and others. The emails are from as far back as 2008.

 

However, the mainstream media are refusing to say anything about this leak, no doubt because Soros funds them or they fear retaliation. Soros is quick to use his money to get what he wants even if that is to influence an election.

 

No mainstream media platform, such as CNNCBS, or the New York Times, has said a single thing about these emails. Only conservative media have touched the story.

 

They’re not airing this information because of lack of interest or out of fear it wouldn’t get viewers’ attention—it’s because the details are truly disturbing and deeply important.

 

These documents show how Soros’s organizations manipulated European elections in 2014, including a “List of European Elections 2014 Projects” that details over 90 projects in total in that year alone. He also gave $4 million away to anti-Israeli groups to “challenge Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies.”

 

In the states, Soros wanted to give $200,000 to the Center for American Politics to create a smear campaign to hit conservative activists with. And in 2015, his Open Society gave $650,000 to “invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.” It was then that the BLM movement seemed to start to advocate for violence.

 

Soros doesn’t care if American police officers die because he has emboldened and financed a hateful group. He doesn’t care that actual black community issues will be neglected as the movement pushes for all the wrong solutions!

 

Previously, Soros had known close ties to the failed presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, but there was no evidence Clinton was literally taking Soros’s orders. This past year, he gave around $7 million to Clinton’s PACs alone. Altogether, he gave over $25 million to Democrat politicians and causes.

 

If Soros was a conservative, the media would be all over him—they may have even been harder on him than they are on Donald Trump. They would tear into his schemes and works and try to expose him for what he is, but because he’s a liberal, the media are looking the other way.

 

Soros, like Hillary Clinton, gets a pass for his corrupt schemes. Looks like his organizations are another swamp to drain!

 

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The CIA’s Dump Trump Campaign

 

Sent by Cliff Kincaid

Sent January 10, 2017 9:24 PM

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Dear Friend of America’s Survival:

 

It’s getting serious.

 

Mr. and Mrs. America, the CIA is again trying to overthrow Trump.

 

CNN has unleashed another round of vague, unsubstantiated and unsourced allegations against Trump:

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CNN claims the allegations are “that Russian operatives claimed to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.” Claimed?

 

This is another effort by the CIA to undermine Trump even before he takes office. We recorded a show on this effort. Watch our show here.

 

The allegations were apparently referenced by Democrat Sen. Harry Reid in a letter to FBI Director Comey. Reid claimed: “In my communications with you and other top officials in the national security community, it has become clear that you possess explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisors, and the Russian government – a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity. The public has a right to know this information.”

 

Notice Reid’s reference to sources in “the national security community.” This is code for the CIA.

 

Send me your thoughts at Kincaid@comcast.net

 

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VIDEO: Report on Russian Hacking is a Political Hoax

 

Posted by USA Survival

Published on Jan 8, 2017

 

The CIA says that Russian hackers released true information about Hillary Clinton. Horrors! Cliff Kincaid and Jerry Kenney analyze the “Declassified Intelligence Community Assessment of Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent U.S. Elections,” in order to show how the CIA and other intelligence agencies are trying to subvert the Trump presidency with bogus claims. The CIA report proves the validity of what Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer meant when he said, “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

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John R. Houk

© January 11, 2017

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Cliff Kincaid Biography 

President, America’s Survival, Inc.


A veteran journalist and media critic, Cliff concentrated in journalism and communications at the University of Toledo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and came to Washington through a national journalism program headed by conservative author and journalist M. Stanton Evans. At his college newspaper, Cliff won an award for editorial writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He also serves as director of the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Center for Investigative Reporting.

 

Cliff Kincaid’s books include:

 

  • The Playboy Foundation: A Mirror of the Culture? (Capital Research Center) 1982.

 

  • Profiles of Deception (with Reed Irvine) 1990.

 

  • The News Manipulators (with Reed Irvine and Joseph C. Goulden) 1993.

 

  • Global Bondage: The U.N. Plan to Rule the World (1995).

 

  • Global Taxes for World Government (1997).

 

  • Michael New: Mercenary or American Soldier (with Daniel New) 1998.

 

  • The New United Nations’ Welfare Giveaway (2000).

 

  • The Hijacking of American Foreign Policy (2003).

 

  • Why You Can’t Trust the News (with Reed Irvine and Notra Trulock) 2003.

 

ASI was the first national organization to warn of global taxes and the proposed International Criminal Court, holding news conferences on these matters at READ THE REST

 

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Reports: Anti-Israel UN Resolution vote TODAY after one-day delay


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Trump is the hero by getting Egypt to postpone a UN Security Council vote on Jerusalem and Jewish Settlements in Judea-Samaria which is Israel’s heritage.

 

Could Trump come to Israel’s rescue again with some strong worded verbiage making it clear what he will do when his Administration begins on January 20?

 

(Get involved in placing your voice against UN hubris and against Israel haters by clicking HERE.)

 

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Reports: Anti-Israel UN Resolution vote TODAY after one-day delay

 

By William A. Jacobson

December 23, 2016 at 10:50am

Legal Insurrection

 

New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal call vote after Egypt backed off.

 

We reported yesterday how Egypt decided to pull an anti-Israel resolution, after intervention of Donald Trump. The Obama administration reportedly was ready to abstain and not veto the resolution.

 

We also noted that other countries had threatened to bring the Resolution to a vote if Egypt didn’t.

 

Haaretz reports that the vote is back on and will take place at 3 p.m. today:

 

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Friday on a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

 

The vote is to take place at 3 P.M. EST (10 P.M. Israel time).

 

The decision was made following a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York between the envoys of New Zealand, Malaysia, Venezuela and Senegal. The four states were signed on the resolution that Egypt had submitted before ultimately asking to postpone the vote on Thursday due to Israeli pressure.

 

The four states told Egypt on Thursday that if it did not clarify whether it planned to call a vote on the draft resolution, then they reserved the right to move ahead with the vote.

 

Reuters also reports the vote will take place today.

 

The Resolution in question is pernicious. It declares any Israeli presence beyond the 1949 armistice line (the so-called pre-1967 line) illegal. That means Israeli control of the Jewish Quarter of the Old City would be illegal, as would the presence of Jews in the Jewish Quarter, which Jordan had ethnically cleansed of Jews and ransacked. It also would mean Israeli control of the Western Wall would be illegal.

 

If Obama abstains, he will have allowed the UN to strip Jews of their history.

 

If this happens, we’ll know for sure whether the legacy of the Obama administration will be the abandonment of Israel.

 

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In June 2011, we switched to a self-hosted WordPress format with a custom design which incorporates many unique functions both visible to readers and behind the scenes.

 

In August 2012, we opened a related blog, College Insurrection.

 

Legal Insurrection now is one of the most widely cited and influential conservative websites, with hundreds of thousands of visitors per month. Our work has been highlighted by top conservative radio personalities, such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, and Professor Jacobson regularly appears as a guest on radio shows across the nation.

 

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Veto anti-Israel UN Sec. Council Res. & Move US Embassy ACTION ALERT!!!


The United Coalition for Israel (UCI) wants all pro-Israel individuals and activists to make a concerted effort to STOP the United Nations from bullying Israel about their national/Biblical heritage to Judea-Samaria (branded the West Bank by Jordan which conquered the area booted the Jews already there out and desecrate Jewish holy sites and graves).

 

Here’s an excerpt about the current delay forced upon the UN.

 

The UN Security Council postponed its vote on an anti-Israel resolution at the last minute at the request of Egypt, which proposed the draft in the first place.

 

The United Nations Security Council vote on a draft resolution calling for an end to Jewish construction in all areas desired by the Palestinian Authority for its hoped-for state – and in fact, calling for an end to all Jewish communities in those areas – has been postponed.

 

According to a Western diplomatic source quoted Thursday by Reuters, the vote was postponed “potentially indefinitely” in response to a request by Egyptian President Abdel el-Sisi. The original draft text of the resolution was circulated by Egypt on Wednesday evening, with the vote by the 15-member Council set for 3 pm ET Thursday.

 

The text of that resolution demanded that Israel “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem… “ It said the establishment of settlements by Israel has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law…. [and] are dangerously imperiling the viability of a two-state solution.”

 

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement on the PMO website and in a video, appealing to the Obama administration not to allow the READ THE REST (UN Security Council Vote on Anti-Israel Resolution Postponed; By Hana Levi Julian; JewishPress.com; 12/22/16)

 

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Veto anti-Israel UN Sec. Council Res. & Move US Embassy

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Sent December 22, 2016 11:56 AM

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Trump team puts forth 16 Position Points on Israel which encourages a veto of any anti-Israel UN Resolution and the Move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

The Unity Coalition for Israel wishes all of our readers a happy and healthy Chanukah and Christmas.

 

VIDEO: Trump for Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

 

Posted by Esther Levens

Published on Dec 21, 2016

 

http://unitycoalitionforisrael.org/aa/alert.php?id=175 Please take time to take action today. We are asking President Obama to VETO any actions the UN Security Council against Israel and also to encourage President-Elect Trump to fulfill his promise to move the US Embassy in Israel to its rightful place in Jerusalem.

 

In the spirit of these holidays, we are expressing our joy and elation over the 16 point position paper on Israel (please take time to read it below) written by Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman (Friedman recently chosen by Trump as US Ambassador to Israel).

We could not have expressed these 16 points any more clearly ourselves. The document is a windfall for friends of Israel who support Jewish sovereignty and security in the land. We express our gratitude for this strong stand being taken by the Trump Presidential Transition Team.

In light of the spirit of freedom both Chanukah and Christmas evoke, we want to call our readers to action over 2 issues raised in this key 16 Point Position Paper:

1 – Remind President Obama to VETO the French-introduced UN Security Council resolution proposing the recognition of a Palestinian state within 18 months OR to impose restrictions on Israel regarding any activity within the lands of Judea and Samaria (‘West Bank’). This resolution can take place at any moment and we must make our support for a veto of this resolution known!

2 – Encourage Donald Trump and his team to stand fast on moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The US Congressional Law, the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, sponsored by Senator Bob Dole of Kansas, long-time friend of Israel and UCI, was scheduled to be enforced by May of 1999. Let Donald Trump, our new Ambassador David Friedman, and Congress (who voted overwhelmingly for its passage) all know that we also strongly support this move!

 

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Ambassador David Friedman and Jason Dov Greenblatt, Co-Chairmen of the Israel Advisory Committee to Donald J. Trump, should be lauded for their work in bringing about a 16 point masterpiece.

Read and sign the letter below. Copies will be sent to: President Obama, President Elect Donald Trump, Ambassador David Friedman, Jason Dov Greenblatt and your Senator and Representatives

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We are also including the entire 16 Point Position Paper for you here:

THE 16 POINT POSITION PAPER by Mr. Trump’s Israel Advisory Committee

Jason D. Greenblatt, EVP/Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization, co-chairman of Mr. Trump’s Israel Advisory Committee & Co-Founder of InspireConversation.com – Nov 2, 2016

Joint Statement from Jason Dov Greenblatt and David Friedman, Co-Chairmen of the Israel Advisory Committee to Donald J. Trump

It has been an exhilarating election cycle. Approximately seven months ago, we were blessed to have been tapped by Donald J. Trump to be his top advisors with respect to the State of Israel. We have been fortunate to work with a talented team of people and have put together the below positions. Each of these positions have been discussed with Mr. Trump and the Trump campaign, and most have been stated, in one form or another, by Mr. Trump in various interviews or speeches given by him or on his social media accounts. For those of you who are true friends of the State of Israel, and for those of you who believe that the State of Israel and the United States of America have an unbreakable friendship, we urge you to read the below. We would like to express our gratitude to those individuals who have helped us over the past few months. We truly appreciate your efforts, friendship and guidance. We would also like to express our gratitude to our friend, a great friend of the State of Israel, Donald J. Trump, who gave us the tremendous opportunity to serve in this capacity. May God bless the United States of America and the State of Israel.

1 – The unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel is based upon shared values of democracy, freedom of speech, respect for minorities, cherishing life, and the opportunity for all citizens to pursue their dreams.

2 – Israel is the state of the Jewish people, who have lived in that land for 3,500 years. The State of Israel was founded with courage and determination by great men and women against enormous odds and is an inspiration to people everywhere who value freedom and human dignity.

3 – Israel is a staunch ally of the U.S. and a key partner in the global war against Islamic jihadism. Military cooperation and coordination between Israel and the U.S. must continue to grow.

4 – The American people value our close friendship and alliance with Israel culturally, religiously, and politically. While other nations have required U.S. troops to defend them, Israelis have always defended their own country by themselves and only ask for military equipment assistance and diplomatic support to do so. The U.S. does not need to nation-build in Israel or send troops to defend Israel.

5 – The Memorandum of Understanding signed by the American and Israeli Governments is a good first step, but there is much more to be done. A Trump Administration will ensure that Israel receives maximum military, strategic and tactical cooperation from the United States, and the MOU will not limit the support that we give. Further, Congress will not be limited to give support greater than that provided by the MOU if it chooses to do so. Israel and the United States benefit tremendously from what each country brings to the table. The relationship is a two way street.

6 – The U.S. should veto any United Nations votes that unfairly single out Israel and will work in international institutions and forums, including in our relations with the European Union, to oppose efforts to delegitimize Israel, impose discriminatory double standards against Israel, or to impose special labeling requirements on Israeli products or boycotts on Israeli goods.

7 – The U.S. should cut off funds for the UN Human Rights Council, a body dominated by countries presently run by dictatorships that seems solely devoted to slandering the Jewish State. UNESCO’s attempt to disconnect the State of Israel from Jerusalem is a one-sided attempt to ignore Israel’s 3,000-year bond to its capital city, and is further evidence of the enormous anti-Israel bias of the United Nations.

8 – The U.S. should view the effort to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) Israel as inherently anti-Semitic and take strong measures, both diplomatic and legislative, to thwart actions that are intended to limit commercial relations with Israel, or persons or entities doing business in Israeli areas, in a discriminatory manner. The BDS movement is just another attempt by the Palestinians to avoid having to commit to a peaceful co-existence with Israel. The false notion that Israel is an occupier should be rejected.

9 – The Trump administration will ask the Justice Department to investigate coordinated attempts on college campuses to intimidate students who support Israel.

10 – A two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians appears impossible as long as the Palestinians are unwilling to renounce violence against Israel or recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state. Additionally, the Palestinians are divided between PA rule in the West Bank and Hamas rule in Gaza so there is not a united Palestinian people who could control a second state. Hamas is a US-designated terrorist organization that actively seeks Israel’s destruction. We will seek to assist the Israelis and the Palestinians in reaching a comprehensive and lasting peace, to be freely and fairly negotiated between those living in the region.

11 – The Palestinian leadership, including the PA, has undermined any chance for peace with Israel by raising generations of Palestinian children on an educational program of hatred of Israel and Jews. The larger Palestinian society is regularly taught such hatred on Palestinian television, in the Palestinian press, in entertainment media, and in political and religious communications. The two major Palestinian political parties, Hamas and Fatah, regularly promote anti-Semitism and jihad.

12 – The U.S. cannot support the creation of a new state where terrorism is financially incentivized, terrorists are celebrated by political parties and government institutions, and the corrupt diversion of foreign aid is rampant. The U.S. should not support the creation of a state that forbids the presence of Christian or Jewish citizens, or that discriminates against people on the basis of religion.

13 – The U.S. should support direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians without preconditions, and will oppose all Palestinian, European and other efforts to bypass direct negotiations between parties in favor of an imposed settlement. Any solutions imposed on Israel by outside parties including by the United Nations Security Council, should be opposed. We support Israel’s right and obligation to defend itself against terror attacks upon its people and against alternative forms of warfare being waged upon it legally, economically, culturally, and otherwise.

14 – Israel’s maintenance of defensible borders that preserve peace and promote stability in the region is a necessity. Pressure should not be put on Israel to withdraw to borders that make attacks and conflict more likely.

15 – The U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish state and Mr. Trump’s Administration will move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

16 – Despite the Iran Nuclear deal in 2015, the U.S. State Department recently designated Iran, yet again, as the leading state sponsor of terrorism, putting the Middle East particularly, but the whole world at risk by financing, arming, and training terrorist groups operating around the world including Hamas, Hezbollah, and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. must counteract Iran’s ongoing violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons and their noncompliance with past and present sanctions, as well as the agreements they signed, and implement tough, new sanctions when needed to protect the world and Iran’s neighbors from its continuing nuclear and non-nuclear threats.

Jason D. Greenblatt

EVP/Chief Legal Officer of The Trump Organization, co-chairman of Mr. Trump’s Israel Advisory Committee & Co-Founder of InspireConversation.com

 

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About UCI

 

The Vision


Since July 1991, the Unity Coalition for Israel has convened an alliance of Christian and Jewish organizations actively working together to generate support for the State of Israel. With more than 200 autonomous partners, representing more than 40 million Americans, we are the largest network of Pro-Israel groups in the world. Through this grassroots coalition, we deliver a much-needed message to the media and Congress.

 

Our Mission


The mission of Unity Coalition for Israel is to focus the efforts of secular and religious organizations and individuals for whom the existence of the State of Israel is central and essential to the future of the free world. We educate these organizations and individuals on security issues and radical ideologies, including global Islamic terrorism, affecting not only Israel, but all of Western Civilization.


Partner Organizations


UCI reaches millions of people through more than 200 Christian & Jewish organizations, including churches, synagogues, prayer networks, think tanks and thousands of individuals. UCI maintains a clearinghouse to update the public by forwarding our daily newsletters, Urgent Action Alerts, Media Alerts, Press Releases and utilizing our two websites. Information is widely distributed throughout this vast network of staunch, reliable friends, keeping them informed concerning the latest issues pertaining to the war for the free world in which we are engaged.

 

Media


We contact radio stations & TV networks by e-mail with the latest news and views not found in most secular media. Routine messages go to: 1,700 religious radio stations, 245 Christian TV stations, and all secular media. Emails are sent regularly to secular newspapers and magazines, 120 Christian newspapers, 70 Jewish newspapers.

 

Our Founder: Esther Levens

 

In 1991, Esther Levens, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Unity Coalition for Israel (UCI), brought together more than 200 organizations to educate Americans and others about Israel, the Middle East and radical Islam. This Coalition, representing millions of people, has served as a clearinghouse for information on Israel, its history and culture, and that of the 22 Arab nations surrounding it. She has overseen this broad educational outreach to grassroots America by communicating with the secular and religious media, college campuses, the U.S. Presidential Cabinet, the U.S. Congress, the Israeli Knesset and other government officials.


Visit EstherLevens.com to see a rich and exciting history.

 

Electoral College Makes Trump Victory Official


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At least as of my email alert from CBN, it appears that Donald Trump has 304 Electors casting in his favor with counting still going on. So take that you Liberal weazels.

 

JRH 12/19/16

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Electoral College Makes Trump Victory Official

 

AP Newswire

December 19, 2016

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WASHINGTON (AP) – There were many protesters but few faithless electors as Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote Monday – ensuring that the billionaire will become America’s 45th president.

 

An effort by anti-Trump forces to persuade Republican electors to abandon the president-elect came to practically nothing and the process unfolded largely according to its traditions. Trump’s polarizing victory Nov. 8 and the fact Democrat Hillary Clinton had won the national popular vote had stirred an intense lobbying effort, but to no avail.

Even one of Trump’s fiercest Republican rivals, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, said it was time to get behind the president-elect.

“We want unity, we want love,” Kasich said as Ohio’s electors voted to back Trump at a statehouse ceremony. Kasich refused to endorse or even vote for Trump in the election.

With several states still voting, Trump had 304 votes and Clinton had 169. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency. Texas put Trump over the top, despite two Republican electors casting protest votes.

Befitting an election filled with acrimony, thousands of protesters converged on state capitols across the country Monday, urging Republican electors to abandon their party’s winning candidate.

More than 200 demonstrators braved freezing temperatures at Pennsylvania’s capitol, chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” and “No treason, no Trump!”

In Madison, Wisconsin, protesters shouted, cried and sang “Silent Night.” In Augusta, Maine, they banged on drums and held signs that said, “Don’t let Putin Pick Our President,” referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Despite the noise outside state Capitols, inside, the voting went pretty much as planned.

In Nashville, Tennessee, one audience member tried to read out some Scripture before the ballots were cast, but was told he could not speak.

“We certainly appreciate the Scripture,” State Election Coordinator Mark Goins said from the podium. “The answer is no.”

With all Republican states reporting, Trump only lost the two electors in Texas. Clinton lost four electors in Washington state – three voted for former Secretary of State Colin Powell and one voted for Native American tribal leader Faith Spotted Eagle.

Several Democratic electors in other states tried to vote for protest candidates but they either changed their votes to Clinton or were replaced.

The Electoral College has 538 members, with the number allocated to each state based on how many representatives it has in the House plus one for each senator. The District of Columbia gets three, despite the fact that the home to Congress has no vote in Congress.

Republican electors were deluged with emails, phone calls and letters urging them not to support Trump. Many of the emails are part of coordinated campaigns.

In Atlanta, Gov. Nathan Deal empathized with GOP electors.

“I, too, regret that you have been the subject of harassment by those who perhaps are not as dedicated to the proposition of what this body is supposed to do as they are agitated by the fact that the people didn’t do what they wanted them to do,” Deal told the state’s 16 electors, who all voted for Trump.

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elector Charlie Buckels reached out to Trump’s opponents after the New York businessman got all of the state’s eight votes.

“For those of you who wished it had gone another way, I thank you for being here,” said Buckels, the state GOP finance chairman. “I thank you for your passion for our country.”

There is no constitutional provision or federal law that requires electors to vote for the candidate who won their state – though some states require their electors to vote for the winning candidate.

Those laws, however, are rarely tested. More than 99 percent of electors through U.S. history have voted for the candidate who won their state. Of those who refused, none has ever been prosecuted, according to the National Archives.

Some Democrats have argued that the Electoral College is undemocratic because it gives more weight to less populated states. That is how Clinton, who got more than 2.8 million more votes nationwide, lost the election to Trump.

Some have also tried to dissuade Trump voters by arguing that he is unsuited to the job. Others cite the CIA’s assessment that Russia engaged in computer hacking to sway the election in favor of the Republican.

“When the founders of our country created (the Electoral College) 200-plus years ago, they didn’t have confidence in the average white man who had property, because that’s who got to vote,” said Shawn Terris, a Democratic elector from Ventura, California. “It just seems so undemocratic to me that people other than the voters get to choose who leads the country.”

A joint session of Congress is scheduled for Jan. 6 to certify the results of the Electoral College vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding as president of the Senate. Once the result is certified, the winner – almost certainly Trump – will be sworn in on Jan. 20.

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Associated Press writers Julie Carr Smyth in Columbus, Ohio, Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Scott Bauer in Madison, Wisconsin, Erik Schelzig and Jonathan Mattise in Nashville, Tennessee, Kathleen Floody and Alex Sanz in Atlanta, Melinda Deslatte in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Marina Villeneuve reported from Augusta, Maine, and Juliet A. Williams in Sacramento, California, contributed to this report.

 

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