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US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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Uh Oh, looks likely there was some Collusion with Russia

William Barr: DOJ to probe possibility of Clinton-Russia collusion

Attorney General William P. Barr said Wednesday that he will probe whether the Clinton campaign’s payments to a company using a former British spy who collected information from Russian sources amounted to collusion.

Testifying to senators, Mr. Barr expanded on the scope of the “review” he says he’s conducting into “the activities over the summer of 2016,” which included vehemently anti-Trump FBI employees making key decisions on Hillary Clinton and President Trump.

But under questioning from Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the Senate’s senior Republican, Mr. Barr also said he’ll look at the Clinton campaign’s payments to facilitate the so-called Steele dossier, the salacious, mostly unverified and in some cases disproved set of documents that helped spur the Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

“That’s something that I am reviewing,” Mr. Barr told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee made payments — hidden in campaign finance documents behind a law firm — to Fusion GPS, a Democratic research firm that paid former British spy Christopher Steele to probe Mr. Trump.

Mr. Steele produced the dossier that claimed secret meetings between Trump campaign figures and Russian operatives and suggested salacious events such as blackmail-style tapes of a Trump encounter with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room. Both of those have been discredited.

Mr. Grassley said it was ironic that Mr. Trump has now been cleared of conspiracy with Russia to subvert the 2016 election, but the Clinton campaign who hired a foreign national — Mr. Steele — who relied on information that may have been planted by Russia has not faced the same scrutiny.

“That’s the definition of collusion,” Mr. Grassley said.

Mr. Barr said he doesn’t yet have conclusions, but said there is a real possibility that Russia used Mr. Steele as part of its disinformation campaign.

“That is one of the areas that I’m reviewing. I’m concerned about it, and I don’t think it’s entirely speculative,” he said.

Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Democrat, mocked the GOP’s lines of inquiry, saying Mrs. Clinton’s emails, her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi and other questions were old news.

“That is totally unresponsive to the reality of what the American people want to know,” he said.

I get the feeling Dickie Durbin doesn't want this scrutinized
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 1, 2019, 06:52 PM (18 replies)

Why didnt Trump Campaign Receive a routine Defensive Briefing by FBI?

Could it be because the FBI was Illegally Spying on the Democrats Political Enemies?

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 1, 2019, 02:47 PM (5 replies)

Barr said Spying and he meant Spying

Only question is was it legal or illegal?

(Spoiler Alert, it was illegal )
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 1, 2019, 02:04 PM (15 replies)

Barr challenged Mueller to identify inaccuracies. Mueller acknowledged that there are none.

Case Closed

A day after Mueller sent his letter to Barr, the two men spoke by phone for about 15 minutes, according to law enforcement officials.

In that call, Mueller said he was concerned that media coverage of the obstruction probe was misguided and creating public misunderstandings about the office’s work, according to Justice Department officials. Mueller did not express similar concerns about the public discussion of the investigation of Russia’s election interference, the officials said. Barr has testified previously that he did not know whether Mueller supported his conclusion on obstruction.

When Barr pressed Mueller on whether he thought Barr’s memo to Congress was inaccurate, Mueller said he did not but felt that the media coverage of it was misinterpreting the investigation, officials said.
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 1, 2019, 12:03 PM (10 replies)

Ilhan Omar-This is not going to be the Country of White People

Maybe not, Bee-yotch but it will NEVER be a Muslim Country

Black Lives Matter and other anti-Trump groups held a rally on the grounds of the Capitol on Tuesday to call for President Donald Trump to be censured for what he said about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) controversial statement that “somebody did something” on 9-11.

People chanted ‘“Hands off Ilhan” and in a series of speeches blamed the president and Republicans for the rise of “white supremacy masked as white nationalism“

Omar spoke at the event in praise of her homeland of Somalia and said the president and his Party are responsible for recent attacks on synagogues and mosques.

“At this moment, the occupant of the White House and his allies are doing everything that they can to distance themselves and misinform the public from the monsters that they created that is terrorizing the Jewish community and the Muslim community,” Omar said.

Omar said she is criticized because she is a Muslim woman.

“I also happen to be a refugee and immigrant from what they call one of the shithole countries,” Omar said, mocking the president for his alleged comments about war-torn countries like Somalia that drive their people out”

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 1, 2019, 11:27 AM (46 replies)

John Brennan is about to be indicted for plot against Trump, says fmr CIA Officer

Comey and McCabe are going to be indicted also, things will move quickly now. The Democrats are starting to panic, game on

A former CIA officer is warning that things in America may be about to get ugly. Very ugly.

In a recent interview with the website, former spook Kevin Shipp warned that if John Brennan and others are indicted for an attempted coup against the president of the United States, the violence from Leftists “is going to increase to the point where it’s going to be very, very bad.”

Americans, he said, need to arm themselves, and be ready to defend themselves, and they need to be aware there are going to be “beatings” and “probably shootings” – including shooting at police.

Shipp was a high-ranking officer stationed at CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia, and also at Camp Stanley, an Army weapons depot north of San Antonio, Texas, that has a secret CIA facility.

After leaving the CIA, he wrote two books on the agency: “In from the Cold: CIA Secrecy and Operations” and “From the Company of Shadows,” in which he exposes the CIA’s abuse of the State Secrets Privilege to keep things hidden from the American people.

What Trump has been facing, he said, is definitely a coup.

“This is the most shocking violation of the Constitution and criminal activity in the history, not just of America, but of a western government,” said Shipp. “Much of this rises to the level of treason. People need to understand how shocking this is. It was a clear conspiracy.”

Expect the (devestating) FBI IG Report to lead things off. Then the rest falls like a D-5 Avalanche
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed May 1, 2019, 07:25 AM (7 replies)

SOCIALIST DICTATOR Maduro Kicks CNN OFF THE AIR As Venezuelans Revolt Against Him!

Breaking news: @CNN has been taken off the air in Venezuela by the Maduro government as we cover violent clashes in Caracas. DirecTV, Net Uno, Intercable, and Telefónica all received orders from Venezuela’s government regulator Conatel to block CNN.— Javi Morgado (@javimorgado) April 30, 2019

Never thought I'd agree with Maduro

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 05:17 PM (1 replies)

Trump moves to designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terrorist Group

Do CAIR too while you’re at it

President Trump moved to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror group following a visit from the president of Egypt earlier this month.

The designation would impose severe travel and economic sanctions on those who associate with the group, which has millions of members across the Middle East. Trump has asked his administration to figure out a way to make the designation happen, The New York Times reports. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the news, which the New York Times reports has sparked internal debate in the administration. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security advisor John Bolton support the move, while others at the Pentagon are opposed and are working to propose a more moderate action.

“The president has consulted with his national security team and leaders in the region who share his concern, and this designation is working its way through the internal process,” she told The New York Times.

The group is politically opposed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Sisi asked Trump to join his country in designating them a terror group when the two talked in an April 9 meeting at the White House. Trump reacted positively to the idea, saying it would make sense for the U.S. to make the designation, and some of his aides reportedly interpreted his response as a commitment.

The move would be complicated because of the Muslim Brotherhood’s size and reach, including into the United States. Some political parties associate loosely with the group, but disavow its violent extremism. The designation could also strain already tense relations with Turkey, whose president is an avid supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Americans would likely be caught up in the move as well, and American humanitarian organizations affiliated with the group.

I’m sure Obama haz a sad
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 01:48 PM (14 replies)

Venezuela banned private gun ownership almost a decade ago

A decision they came to regret

Venezuela banned private citizens from owning guns seven years ago, leaving firearms solely in the hands of the army and the police. Now, as the country’s opposition attempts to oust the oppressive Maduro regime from power, it is a decision some have come to regret.

Interim President Juan Guaido called for a military uprising, dubbed Operacion Libertad, against socialist dictator Nicholas Maduro on Tuesday. Venezuelans have been protesting for months against Maduro’s “re-election,” which the United States has declared to be illegitimate in light of Maduro’s jailing of political dissidents and protesters.

As the unrest in the country approached a breaking point, some citizens told Fox News in December that they wished they had guns available to them to fight back against the Maduro regime. A 2012 gun ban made that option all but impossible.

“It was never easy to obtain a handgun permit in Venezuela but at least before 2012 it was possible,” Daniel Di Martino, a Venezuelan expatriate, told The Daily Caller. “Since Venezuelans are unarmed we now depend on a military uprising for our freedom rather than a popular uprising.”

Under the June 2012 law, only the military, police forces, and some security contractors could purchase firearms from a state-owned weapons manufacturer. Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan leader at the time, claimed the law would curb the country’s high rate of violent crime and said the ultimate goal was to disarm all private citizens.

In 2013, just 37 weapons were handed over voluntarily. More than 12,500 were confiscated by force. (Eric Swalwell nodding in approval )

Maduro ramped up the program in 2014, expending more than $47 million to enforce the ban. His tactics included “grandiose displays of public weapons demolitions in the town square,” according to Fox News.

Citizens who disobey the ban face 20 years in prison.

“Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight,” Javier Vanegas, a Venezuelan teacher exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News. “The government security forces, at the beginning of this debacle, knew they had no real opposition to their force. Once things were this bad, it was a clear declaration of war against an unarmed population.”

He added, “Venezuelans evolved to always hope that our government would be non-tyrannical, non-violator of human rights, and would always have a good enough control of criminality.”

This is what happens when the citizens can no longer resist
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 12:17 PM (8 replies)

Judge rules Virginia statues are war monuments protected from removal

The Judge is correct

A Virginia judge has ruled that statues of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. " Stonewall " Jackson in Charlottesville are war monuments that the city cannot remove without permission from the state.

In a nine-page ruling obtained from the University of Virginia School of Law website, Circuit Court Judge Richard E. Moore said neither the intentions of the people who erected the statues nor how they make people feel change the fact that the statues pay homage to the Civil War. Moore cited state code in his ruling that says it is illegal for municipalities to remove such monuments to war.

" I find this conclusion inescapable, " Moore said. " It is the very reason the statues have been complained about from the beginning. It does no good pretending they are something other than what they actually are. "

Don Gathers, the former chair of the city's Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces, said he disagreed with the judge's ruling because it retraumatizes the city.

" Just because something is legal, doesn't mean it's right or it's moral. I'm fearful what this has done is given the vile evilness that descended upon us in August of 2017 to come back, " he said.

The ruling comes nearly two years after the Unite the Right rally, a white nationalist gathering, left counterprotester Heather Heyer dead. The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statues in response to the rally, CNN affiliate WVIR-TV reported.

The city also covered the statues with black tarp while it mourned the deaths of Heyer and two troopers who died during the rally. However Judge Moore ruled the tarps had to be removed because the city never defined what a " temporary " shrouding meant. Moore also said the tarps have interfered with the public's right to see the monuments and enjoy the parks.

Outstanding motions remain in the case, according to Charlottesville spokesman Brian Wheeler.

" The ruling resolves one major legal issue in the case, specifically it sets forth Judge Moore's opinion that the statues are war memorials, " he said. The judge will decide whether the question of the statues' removal will go to trial in September, Wheeler said.

CNN's Janet DiGiacomo contributed to this report.

CNN, Clearly Not News
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Apr 30, 2019, 09:51 AM (5 replies)
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