10 thoughts on “News/Politics 4-15-19

  1. A win for sanity.

    You know, like the law says.

    https://apnews.com/ff406d0456884481a69f12735f7dea15

    “A federal appeals court put a judge’s order on hold Friday shortly before it would have stopped the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases move through U.S. courts.

    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked the lower court ruling from taking effect. The three-judge panel set a Tuesday deadline for civil liberties groups to submit arguments on why the asylum policy should be on hold and a Wednesday deadline for the government to argue why it should remain in place.”

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  2. To Trump…… Do it.

    To Libs and Dems….. Own it, don’t go all NIMBY now….

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/04/trump-plan-to-transport-illegal-border-crossers-to-sanctuary-cities-makes-liberals-live-by-their-own-rules/

    “When I first heard that President Trump is considering releasing illegal aliens into sanctuary cities, I laughed. Out loud. There may have been giggling, too, as I pondered the implications and read the outraged outraging of the left.

    My first thought was “perfect! This is Alinsky in action: make them live by their own rules.” My second thought was “this has a touch of Cloward-Piven, too, overwhelm the systems of the sanctuary cities, and voters there may decide they don’t like living in a sanctuary city after all.”

    Saul Alinsky, go-to guru of the radical left, laid out his Rules for Radicals back in 1971. The right has since become savvy to these tactics, and, as we see in Trump’s sanctuary city proposal, more than willing to deploy them when situations merit.

    In this case, Trump is expertly using Rule #4.

    “The fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

    The absolute chaos the very idea has created on the left is hilarious and underscores the effective power of Alinsky, even against those who know the rules inside and out. They are by turns expressing outrage (is this even legal? He can’t do that!) and sputtering defiance (We’ll take all the illegals you can send our way. So there!).

    Trump doubled down on his proposal late Friday, Fox News reports.

    President Trump responded to reports Friday that his administration proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities by not only confirming the plan but saying it remains under “strong” consideration.

    Further, the president tweeted that relocating illegal immigrants to these districts should make the “Radical Left” happy.

    . . . . Trump repeated the remarks later at the White House: “We can give them an unlimited supply…let’s see if they have open arms.”

    The president doubled down as Democrats fumed over the relocation idea.

    “The extent of this Administration’s cynicism and cruelty cannot be overstated,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spokeswoman Ashley Etienne said in a statement Friday. “Using human beings—including little children—as pawns in their warped game to perpetuate fear and demonize immigrants is despicable, and in some cases, criminal.”

    Perhaps responding to Pelosi and other Democrat outrage, the president tweeted:”

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  3. Well beyond just spying.

    https://www.realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/04/11/fbi_mans_testimony_points_to_significant_wrongdoing_beyond_spying.html

    “Attorney General William Barr shocked official Washington Wednesday by saying what previously couldn’t be said: That the counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign in 2016 involved “spying.”

    The spying, which Barr vowed to investigate, is not the only significant possible violation of investigative rules and ethics committed by agents, lawyers, managers, and officials at the FBI and the Department of Justice. A catalogue of those abuses can be found in recently released testimony that ex-FBI official Edward William Priestap provided to Congress in a closed-door interview last summer.

    From the end of 2015 to the end of 2018, Bill Priestap was assistant director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division, which meant he oversaw the FBI’s global counterintelligence efforts. In that role, he managed both of the bureau’s most politically sensitive investigations: the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information and the probe into whether Donald Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election. His testimony provides rare insight into the attitudes and thoughts of officials who launched the Russia probe and the probe of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose final report is expected to be released very soon.

    More important, his testimony contains extensive indications of wrongdoing, including that the FBI and DoJ targeted Trump and did so with information it made no effort to verify. It paints a portrait of the Obama-era bureau as one that was unconcerned with political interference in investigations and was willing to enlist the help of close foreign allies to bring down its target. And, perhaps presaging a defense to Barr’s claim that American officials had spied on the Trump campaign, it showcases the euphemisms that can be used to disguise “spying.”

    Filling In the Blanks
    Priestap’s testimony took place on June 5, 2018, in Room 2226 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The questioning, by congressmen and House committee staff, focused on whether the FBI had applied the same rigor to the Clinton investigation that it had to the Trump probe.

    The transcript the public can read today contains not only those questions and Priestap’s responses, but also the tell-tale redactions of anxious bureaucrats. One thing that is very clear is that the Sharpie brigades at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice really, really didn’t want anyone to know where Bill Priestap was a week into May 2016.”

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    He was in London meeting with Steele at the direction of Comey and his crooked company of leaders at the FBI.

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  4. And that same cast of characters should be getting nervous. 🙂

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    https://dailycaller.com/2019/04/14/mark-meadows-criminal-referrals-horowitz/

    “North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows said Sunday that he expects the Justice Department’s inspector general to issue criminal referrals as part of an investigation into the FBI’s possible abuse of the surveillance courts during the Trump-Russia probe.

    “We’re fully anticipating that the [inspector general’s] report will come out as Attorney General Barr said in the next four to six weeks, and I think it’s highly likely that we’ll see criminal referrals coming from them that will correspond with what Chairman [Devin] Nunes has already put forth,” Meadows said in an interview on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures.”

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  5. NIMBY.

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    Don’t worry Cher. The Dems have already loaded your deep blue state with illegals. Now they’re trying to do the same to red areas. That’s why they’re so ticked Trump suggested they take ’em. 🙂

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  6. Cher said that? It’s become a source of letters to the editor in my community, arguing the same point. Many people were unhappy our governor went to Central America last week on a “fact-finding” mission.

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