24 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-14-19

  1. For once she has no opinion. Also, notice how she slanders the guy, and then won’t let him respond.

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  2. More on the bigot and her pathetic behavior….

    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/abrams-omar-fiery-exchange-at-venezuela-hearing-that-is-a-ridiculous-question/

    “Anti-Semitic Congresswoman Defames Jewish-American Hero

    (Updated) RNC blasts Omar’s attack on Abrams as ‘un-American'”

    “Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and U.S. special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams got into a fiery exchange on Wednesday that began with her wondering why anything he said could be considered credible after his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.

    Abrams testified in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the U.S. response to the crisis in Venezuela, which has collapsed under far-left policies that have decimated its economy and caused hyperinflation, starvation and medical shortages. The Trump administration is supporting Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and said authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro must step down and leave the country.

    Omar opened her questioning by calling Abrams “Mr. Adams” and recounting Abrams’ misdemeanor guilty pleas for withholding information from Congress over the Iran-Contra scandal while he worked in the Reagan administration. He was later pardoned by President George H.W. Bush in 1992.

    “I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful,” Omar said.

    Abrams sought to respond, but Omar said it wasn’t a question as the two spoke over each other.

    “It is not right that members of this committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” Abrams said.”

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  3. Build it, and they won’t come.

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/its-true-trump-really-did-start-building-more-wall-in-texas

    “When President Trump said Monday at a campaign rally in El Paso that, “We’ve actually started a big, big portion of the wall today at a very important location, and it’s going to go up pretty quickly over the next nine months,” I assumed it was nonsense he was spreading in hopes that his supporters might not mob him on stage for so far failing to keep the central promise of his campaign.

    He similarly said Tuesday at the White House, “We just started a big, big section [of wall] on the Rio Grande.”

    I’m happy to say I was wrong. Trump was telling the truth.

    I checked in with agents at the Rio Grande Valley border sector to see if they knew what new “wall” Trump was talking about. They sent me information on construction for new border barrier announced last year. The project funds six miles-worth of concrete and steel barrier of the sort that agents told me in January is immensely successful in deterring illegal border crossings.

    The wall will be supplemented by “detection technology, lighting, video surveillance, and an all-weather patrol road parallel” to the barrier, according to a release sent out by the CBP in November.”

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  4. More govt. agencies covering for the Clinton’s criminal behavior.

    It’s not just the DoJ and FBI that have been compromised.

    http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/13/fec-still-refuses-investigate-alleged-84-million-clinton-campaign-money-laundering/

    “FEC Still Refuses To Investigate Alleged $84 Million Clinton Campaign Money Laundering

    ‘It’s outrageous that the FEC has sat around and done nothing—especially with such a detailed, comprehensive paper trail handed to them,’ lawyer Dan Backer told The Federalist.”

    “Tuesday evening the Committee to Defend the President (CDP) filed a motion in a D.C. federal court seeking to supplement the complaint it had filed against the Federal Election Committee (FEC) in April 2018. In its original complaint, the CDP alleged that the agency responsible for enforcing campaign-finance law failed to act on an administrative complaint the CDP had filed with the FEC. That complaint charged that, during the 2016 presidential election, Democrats illegally funneled approximately $84 million through the Hillary Victory Fund to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which then illegally coordinated with the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    To understand the alleged scheme requires familiarity with controlling campaign-finance law and campaign contribution limits. As I explained at the time CDP sued the FEC last April:

    Under federal law, ‘an individual donor can contribute $2,700 to any candidate, $10,000 to any state party committee, and (during the 2016 cycle) $33,400 to a national party’s main account. These groups can all get together and take a single check from a donor for the sum of those contribution limits—it’s legal because the donor cannot exceed the base limit for any one recipient. And state parties can make unlimited transfer to their national party.’

    This legal loophole allows ‘bundlers’ to raise large sums of money from wealthy donors—more than $400,000 at a time—filtering the funds to the national committees. Democrats and Republicans alike exploit this tactic. But once the money reaches the national committees, other limits apply.

    During the 2016 election cycle, Democrats followed this formula, with Clinton, the DNC, and participating state Democratic committees establishing the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) as a joint fundraising committee to accept contributions from large donors. To comply with the law, the HVF needed to transfer the donations to the specified recipients, whether the Clinton campaign, down-ticket Democrats, the DNC, or state committees.

    FEC records the CDP reviewed revealed a problem, however: HVF reported several large contributions as received and on the same day (or occasionally the following day) the DNC recorded receiving the same amount of funds from a state Democratic committee, but the state Democratic committees never reported receiving the contribution from the HVF or dispersing the funds to the DNC.”

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  5. Well look at that.

    Right again.
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    “Did Andrew McCabe Just Admit To Plotting A ‘Coup’ Against Trump On ’60 Minutes’?”

    Yep.

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  7. Never call a government official a liar.
    You say “his statements are factually incorrect.”.
    It all depends on the words you use.

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  8. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…….

    “You have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it…..”

    You can tell Pelosi is back in charge.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/02/13/house-vote-spending-bill-read/

    “THE HOUSE IS SET TO VOTE ON TRILLION DOLLAR SPENDING BILL. NO ONE HAS READ IT”

    “The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on a government appropriations bill Thursday evening and, with a day until the vote, lawmakers still have not received the text of the legislation.

    “No one has seen the final wording of a long and complicated bill we will be expected to vote on tomorrow evening,” Republican Maryland Rep. Andy Harris told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “That’s no way to run a legislature.”

    Republican Study Chairman Mike Johnson also confirmed that “as of lunch on Wednesday, members of the RSC, and to our knowledge, even members of the conference committee, had not seen the text.”

    “It has been reported that [House Majority Leader Steny] Hoyer has said if the bill is dropped today we will consider it tomorrow. This is reminiscent of the, ‘you must pass it to find out what is in it,’ Obamacare debacle,” Johnson said to TheDCNF. “This bill is expected to be well over 1,000 pages, and we will potentially have less than 24 hours to digest it. This is absurd.””

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  9. He’s right, but good luck with that.

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  10. More bad news for Ricky’s favorite creepy porn lawyer, and 2020 Dem presidential nominee. 🙂

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/02/michael-avenatti-gives-up-control-of-law-firm-after-former-partner-claimed-he-hid-millions/

    “Michael Avenatti Gives Up Control of Law Firm After Former Partner Claimed He Hid Millions

    His former partner’s lawyer stated that Avenattii’s acts “include brazen acts of bankruptcy fraud.”

    “Lawyer Michael Avenatti decided to give up financial control of his law firm after his former partner accused him of hiding millions of dollar in order “to avoid having to pay a $10 million judgement.” From Fox News:

    Jason Frank, a former partner at Eagan Avenatti, accused Avenatti in a court filing of spending extravagantly: $13,000 in rent for his Los Angeles apartment; a $3,640 payment on his Ferrari; $150,000 for his coffee company; $53,600 on his ex-wife; and $232,875 for his auto racing team, The Los Angeles Times reported.

    Frank also claimed that Avenatti hid millions in legal fees from creditors during bankruptcy proceedings and asked the court to appoint a receiver to take possession of the firm’s bank accounts, computers and other assets.

    Frank’s lawyer stated that Avenatti’s acts “include brazen acts of bankruptcy fraud.” Avenatti retorted back that “[E]very dollar has been properly accounted for and reported as required and as previously set forth in numerous accounting.””

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  11. Some conservatives aren’t happy, and it sounds like they’ve got a point.

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  12. The poison pills in the bill.

    https://www.conservativereview.com/news/5-insane-provisions-amnesty-omnibus-bill/

    “Before getting into the details of this crazy omnibus bill, it’s important to recognize that we don’t understand all the details. The worst provisions are written in vague language ensconced in an 1,169-page bill, which has already been posted online in two different versions (the first was 10 pages shorter). That is exactly why Democrats are salivating to vote on this within a few hours of passage, which is exactly why Trump has a responsibility to oppose it immediately and demand at least a short-term clean continuing resolution so that he can digest the consequences of this bill. If he cannot make that simple demand, which would not even trigger a phony shutdown, then his presidency is worthless.

    The process is indefensible: It is immoral, from any ideological perspective, to vote on an 1,169-page omnibus with new provisions on immigration amid a border crisis. We are already four and a half months into this fiscal year and have been operating on stopgap bills. There is no rush to vote on something like this, which will fund seven departments for the remainder of the year, within a few hours when we should have another stopgap bill while we debate, and even discover, the contents of this long-term bill that makes important statutory changes. The only reason one would pursue this process is to hide things from the American people.

    Here are the immediate issues to flag:

    1) Less of a wall than even what Democrats already agreed to: Trump originally demanded $25 billion for the wall. Then he negotiated himself down to $5.6 billion. Democrats balked and only agreed to $1.6 billion. This bill calls it a day at $1.375 billion, enough to construct 55 miles. But it’s worse than that. This bill limits the president’s ability to construct “barriers” to just the Rio Grande Valley sector and only bollard fencing, not concrete walls of any kind. There’s no ability to adapt. Furthermore, section 231 prohibits construction even within the RGV in five locations that are either federal or state lands. Remember, the challenge with building a wall in Texas is that, unlike in other states, the feds need to navigate issues with private lands. The first place you’d construct fencing is on public lands, which are now prohibited. The national parks along the border have gotten so bad that park rangers are scared to travel alone in them.

    2) Liberal local officials have veto power over wall: Actually, on second thought, it’s likely that not a single mile of fence will be built. Section 232(a) of this bill states that “prior to use of any funds made available by this Act for the construction of physical barriers” the Department of Homeland Security “shall confer and seek to reach mutual agreement regarding the design and alignment of physical barriers within that city.” With whom must the feds consult? “The local elected officials.” Now you can understand the brilliance of limiting the wall to the Rio Grande Valley. These are the most liberal counties on the border (thanks to demographics of open borders itself!), and there is practically no local official who supports the wall in these counties.

    What are the consequences? This bill stipulates that “Such consultations shall continue until September 30, 2019 (or until agreement is reached, if earlier) and may be extended beyond that date by agreement of the parties, and no funds made available in this Act shall be used for such construction while consultations are continuing.” Thus, all the Beto O’Rourke type of politicians in that region have de facto veto power. There’s a reason why they didn’t authorize fencing in conservative counties like Cochise and Yuma in Arizona.

    3) This bill contains a blatant amnesty for the worst cartel smugglers: Section 224(a) prohibits the deportation of anyone who is sponsoring an “unaccompanied” minor illegal alien – or who says they might sponsor a UAC, or lives in a household with a UAC, or a household that potentially might sponsor a UAC. It’s truly difficult to understate the betrayal behind this provision. One of the driving factors of the invasion is the misinterpretation of the UAC law. Under current law, Central American teenagers are only treated as refugees if they are A) a victim of “A severe form of trafficking” and B) have no relatives in the country. Yet almost all of them are self-trafficked by these very illegal relatives who are indeed present in the country. Rather than clamping down on this fleecing of the American people, the bill gives amnesty to the very people paying the cartels to invade us!”

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  13. A day after I outlined RNC strategy, they attempt a 2 for 1. Omar dares question the credibility of a Jew reporting on socialist Venezuela. And for this the hajib wearing Somali American is unAmerican. Wow can we be any more transparent.
    First, she is the very definition of an American (or Canadian) success story. A young immigrant works hard, goes to school and becomes politically active in her new country.

    Second, she was right to raise the issue of credibility. Abrams pled guilty to withholding information from Congress (ie lie by omission) and was partially involved in the dirty wars of the 80s in Central American. He is a long standing member of the swamp.

    Finally, the practice of prefacing questions with background info (or even editorializing) is common practise in committee hearings (or question period in parliamentary countries). I’ve seen Reps and Dems both employ the practise. Usually those being questioned wait for the question and then attempt to weave a response.

    Abrams was probably surprised and upset that a young women would have the termity to question his judgment. An uppity black Muslim….I love it, she and the other new women are taking aim at the swamp or the old boys club.
    Abrams anger along with the RNCs response makes me wonder who are the snowflakes. Maybe they need a safe space.

    As for for Abrams being a Jewish American hero. I thought the right didn’t engage in identity politics and quite frankly he’s closer to a war criminal than a hero.

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  14. Oh please. You pointed out the obvious, and things that were already in play. She’s a well documented bigot, as are some of the others. You can expect that to be pointed out repeatedly.

    And I don’t take lectures on accountability from people involved in sham marriages to their brother in order to lie on their immigration papers either. She’s a CAIR fronted joke of a bigot.

    https://www.conservativereview.com/news/money-politics-ilhan-omar-will-fly-la-fundraiser-terror-tied-cair/

    “Newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar will jet off to Los Angeles next month to keynote a fundraiser for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a terror-tied organization that was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in U.S. history.

    On March 23, Omar will speak at CAIR-Los Angeles’ 4th Annual Valley Banquet, where tables will cost $500.

    “CAIR-LA is honored to have Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as the featured speaker for the 4th Annual Valley Banquet,” reads a press release from the Los Angeles chapter of the group that was formed as a Hamas support network in the United States.

    She will deliver her address alongside CAIR-Florida director Hassan Shibly, according to a CAIR flier promoting the event. Shibly is a dedicated Islamist and bigoted gay basher. A fan of radical clerics, he has routinely refused to categorize U.S.-designated terror groups Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist organizations, according to the Clarion Project. Moreover, Shibly regularly takes to social media to demonize the U.S. military as equivalent to the jihadi terrorists that they are fighting.

    The director of CAIR-Los Angeles is Hussam Ayloush, who, like many CAIR executives, has disturbing Islamist views. Following the tragic San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Ayloush suggested that the United States was “partly responsible” for the ISIS-led attack on innocents in California. “Let’s not forget that some of our own foreign policy, as Americans, as the West, have fueled that extremism,” he added. Ayloush has in the past described U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of a campaign to instill “fear of the Muslims.”

    The news comes on the heels of Rep. Omar’s controversial comments — that many on the Left and Right almost unanimously condemned as anti-Semitic tropes — about money in politics, in which she claimed that Jewish groups like AIPAC buy off politicians. Though AIPAC does not contribute to political campaigns, CAIR certainly does. Omar has received tens of thousands of dollars from CAIR and other political action committees. Additionally, CAIR held several fundraising events solely for the benefit of Omar’s congressional campaign.”

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  15. DANGER!!!

    Narrative collapse ahead!

    Another racist anti-Trump hoax exposed.

    https://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/02/smollett-two-others-in-active.html?spref=fb&fbclid=IwAR0OeQBfzpKSuXfs4-o1RNiDdcNpDyTukqV54_6Qjr4oeOrdYtM1QTi99hA

    “Smollett, two others in “active interviews” with Chicago police; Evidence of police “slow play” emerging”

    “UPDATE 6:02PM—Rob Elgas of ABC7 reports that “multiple sources” have said that Smollett and the two persons of interest staged the attack because Smollett’s character was being written out of Empire.

    UPDATE 5:18PM—Charlie De Mar of CBSChicago reports that police raided the home of the two “persons of interest” last night, seizing bleach, a wallet with stamps, a magazine, computers, and more. A relative of the men told De Mar that the two left for Nigeria on the day of the purported attack.

    Chicago police today are questioning two persons of interest in the Jussie Smollett hate crime investigation, according to a department spokesperson. Both are African-American. Smollett, who police say “has been questioned throughout” their investigation is also being interrogated.

    The persons of interest were arrested at O’Hare airport on Wednesday night, police said.

    Smollett said in an interview aired on Good Morning America today that he believed the two persons of interest seen in the CPD images were the persons who attacked him. “I don’t have any doubt in my mind that that’s them. Never did.”

    TMZ reported that the persons of interest are an actor who has appeared with Smollett on Fox television’s Empire and a person who was traveling with the second actor. These individuals are believed to be the “potential persons of interest” who were seen in low-quality images released by Chicago police days after the alleged attack, according to a police spokesperson.

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