Monday, July 24, 2017

FBI Seized Crushed Hard Drives From Home Of Wasserman-Schultz' IT Aide





At ValueBit.com| by Zero Hedge

Over the past few months, the story of the Awan brothers has been largely ignored by mainstream media. However, the Pakistani-born brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan are at the center of a criminal investigation by U.S. Capital Hill Police and the FBI.  While official charges have not yet been filed, allegations of wrong doing vary from simply overcharging taxpayers for congressional IT equipment to blackmailing members of Congress with secrets captured from emails.

The Awan brothers were Pakistani IT specialists, whom worked for more than 30 house and senate democrats, as well as Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The substantial scandal has raised questions about who may have been passed data which the Awans had access to, given Pakistan’s history of collaborating with a number of foreign countries who have demonstrated past willingness to influence U.S. politics.

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Trump Fires Signal Flare: Winter is Coming – “The Big Ugly”…







At ConservativeTreeHouse

Everything is proceeding according to a natural and predictable path.  Mr. Scaramucci is now in charge of White House messaging, the focus can now look toward the Capitol and go on offense; the “Big Ugly” is very clearly on the horizon.


Anxious Trump voters have been understandably frustrated by the lack of speed with which President Trump is able to force the MAGA agenda onto an unwilling DC political apparatus.  However, if you step back and look at the scope of the challenge, the situation is entirely understandable.

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Wisconsin company to implant microchips in its employees in August



At Fox Business by J. Scipioni

A Wisconsin tech company says they are about to become the first business in the U.S. to offer microchip implants to its employees.

Three Square Market (32M), a River Falls-based software design company, says starting August 1st, it will be offering microchips to all their employees. The chips will be implanted underneath the skin between the thumb and forefinger, which will allow employees to pay for food and drinks in the company’s break room, open security doors, and login into their computers without any special cards—or passwords.

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Trump Plans to Decertify Iran, Sidelines State Dept.


At Newsmax | by Kathy Burke


President Donald Trump angrily sidelined the State Department and assigned trusted White House staffers with making the potential case for withholding certification at the next review of the Iran nuclear deal, Foreign Policy reported.

The decision came after a "contentious meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson," according to the article.

"The president assigned White House staffers with the task of preparing for the possibility of decertification for the 90-day review period that ends in October — a task he had previously given to Secretary Tillerson and the State Department," an unnamed source told FP.

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Courting Disaster: Supreme Court Decides Against Homeland Security



At FrontPagMag | by Micheal Cutler

Within days of taking office President Trump issued an Executive Order that would, among other actions temporarily, suspend the entry into the United States, of citizens of seven countries that are associated with terrorism and/or are unwilling or unable to verify the identities and backgrounds of their citizens.

Those countries were: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In this dangerous era it is difficult to prevent the entry of foreign terrorists from many countries. However, when it is impossible ascertain the true identities or previous affiliations with criminal or terrorist organizations for aliens seeking entry, our government is forced to “fly blind” in a storm.

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America in Transition


At Independent Sentinel | By Joe Diamond

When President Donald Trump tweets, the world reacts. His cleverly worded comments often dominate the news, sometimes for days. (Did he go too far? Was he too tasteless? Is what he says fake news? or is he just a crazy man intoxicated with his presidential powers?)
With every tweet, it seems, he manages to upset the Washington establishment by stripping away another layer of corruption. For too long, the liberal left has controlled communications, and during that time, its staunchest supporters (educators, government leaders, and media members) have successfully dulled the thinking skills of independent Americans with their statist propaganda.

As a result, the President has had to resort to an unorthodox communication system to get his message out to Americans. His often on-target and irreverent tweets is bluntly exposing the left to the core.



White House Faces Crucial Test: Get on Message or Spiral




At Lifezette by Jim Stinson

Anthony Scaramucci took the White House communications helm immediately on Friday, and for his first major interview the next day, he chose a Breitbart radio show hosted by political editor Matt Boyle.

It was a sign that Scaramucci is aggressively using his new position to reach out to the president’s base.


The White House will need media outlets that treat the administration fairly if there is any hope of getting back on message. Trump in the last week has bashed his attorney general, Jeff Sessions; bashed Robert Mueller, the former FBI director in charge of the Russia investigation; ....

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Poll: Americans split 42%-42% on impeaching Trump--New Left Tactic--Impeachment Polls



At USA Today

Just six months after his inauguration, Americans already are split down the middle, 42%-42%, over whether President Trump should be removed from office, a new USA TODAY/iMediaEthics Poll finds.
While no serious effort is now underway in Congress to impeach Trump, the results underscore how quickly political passions have become inflamed both for and against the outsider candidate who won last year's campaign in a surprise. A third of those surveyed say they would be upset if Trump is impeached; an equal third say they would be upset if he's not.
Those findings, designed to measure the intensity of opinion, also show a perfect divide, 34%-34%.
"I don't really trust him — all the things he's done while he's in office, all of the lies, the investigation that goes on with him, the things he says to his staff," Vera Peete, 47, of Antioch, Calif.,....

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Does The New York Times Want America In Iraq For One Hundred Years?


From Zero Hedge

Authored by Curt Mills via NationalInterest.org,

The headline of the New York Times piece was breathless: “Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. Handed the Country Over.” The content was only slightly less so:
“But after the United States’ abrupt withdrawal of troops in 2011, American constancy is still in question here - a broad failure of American foreign policy, with responsibility shared across three administrations.”
The statement is curious. “What about U.S. history of involvement there tells you it’s going to end well?” asks Hussein Banai of Indiana University Bloomington. Arango’s reporting, which advocates for “American constancy” in Iraq, “contributes to this mythmaking on all sides that all Iraq might need is a U.S. stablizing force,” says Banai. “And it’s just ridiculous.” (Iran’s foreign minister, the veteran diplomat Javad Zarif, also complained about this piece in comments to the National Interest on Monday).


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Top Trump Envoy Heads to Israel After Terror Attacks



At Free Beacon | by Adam Kredo

Senior Trump administration Israel adviser Jason Greenblatt will head to Israel Sunday evening, just days after violence broke out in Jerusalem and Palestinian terrorists killed several Israeli citizens, according to senior Trump administration officials who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Greenblatt will head to Israel in a bid to restart the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians, just a day after the Palestinian government and various factions broke all formal ties with Israel

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Judd Gregg: For Trump, reaching out would pay off


From The Hill

How could President Trump and the Republican Congress have so far failed to execute on one of their primary goals?

How could they not have come up with a healthcare plan that repeals and replaces ObamaCare? After all, they only need a bill that can be passed by a Republican-controlled Congress.
It is not that Republicans do not know how to govern.

If you look at the states, it is fairly evident that those with primarily Republican governance fare much better than those where Democrats hold most of the levers of power.

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Paul Nehlen’s (Paul Ryan foe) WAGE THE BATTLE Is The Playbook For Trump Republicans



At VDare

Though Donald Trump conquered the Republican Party, relatively few “Trump Republicans” followed his lead in the 2016 election or later. Conventional Republicans were dumbfounded by his victory—even using their surprise as an explanation why they didn’t have an Obamacare replacement bill ready [One Reason The GOP health bill is a mess: No one thought Trump would win, by Paul Kane, Washington Post, July 6, 2017].

There is a crying need for a populist “Trump Caucus” within the party the President ostensibly leads. A key figure: Paul Nehlen, who heroically challenged GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan during the 2016 primaries on a nationalist platform. And now, with Wage The Battle, Nehlen has laid out the playbook for Trump Republicans.
Nehlen is important for two reasons.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Left-Wing Outlet Smears Tucker Carlson as Favorite of White Supremacists



From Lifezette | by Edmund Kozak

Far-left news website Vox published a video on Friday titled “Why white supremacists love Tucker Carlson” — it is an absolute master class in intellectual dishonesty and media manipulation, according to several conservative influencers.

“This is stupid even for Vox, and that’s saying something,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of business and culture at the Media Research Center. “The argument is poorly done, and, while it complains about demagogues, it’s outright demagoguery. It attempts to blame Tucker Carlson because a few bigots like him.”

The video appears designed to give viewers the impression Tucker Carlson is associated with white supremacists, or at least shares viewpoints in any way linked to white supremacy.

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We Hear You: The Failure of Republicans to Repeal or Replace Obamacare



At Daily Signal | by Ken MacIntyre

Editor’s note: It’s hard to think of a topic that drives more comments from The Daily Signal’s audience than the fate of Obamacare.  With a Senate vote possible this week on some sort of health care reform, here’s a roundup of your views.—Ken McIntyre

Dear Daily Signal:  Forgive me, but isn’t all of this just more political nonsense and posturing? Regarding Rachel del Guidice’s report, “Conservatives Look for Lower Premiums in Senate’s Revised Health Care Bill,” it is a known fact, period, that free markets bring costs down. Government, no such thing.

Members of Congress are having to rework this thing over and over to get the premiums down, because the crap that they do to control the market makes premiums increase. Isn’t that the way government intervention works?

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In Furious, Bizarre Tweetstorm Trump Slams Leaks, "Amazon Post", "Failing NYT", Hillary, GOP Senators




At Zero Hedge

Trump may have broken a personal tweetstorm record on Saturday morning, when starting shortly after 6:30am, in a furious blast of ten tweets (and still going), Trump lashed out at the "Amazon Washington Post", the "failing New York Times", touched on his right to pardon, questioned why the Attorney General isn't looking at the "many Hillary Clinton or Comey crimes" and the "33,000 emails deleted", asked "what about the Clinton ties to Russia including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian reset, big dollar speeches", compared Donald Jr.'s email disclosure to Hillary Clinton's email deletion "and acid wash" of her 33,000 emails, slammed "dead ObamaCare", and finally (at least for now) slammed both Republican senators who must "step up to the plate and vote to Repeal and Replace", as well as Democrat Senators who are "obstructionists, no ideas or votes."

The tweet that has attracted the most media attention so far, is Trump's assertion that he has “complete power to pardon” following reports that he was discussing his ability to pardon people in the ongoing investigation into ties between his campaign and Russia. “While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS.”

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