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Saturday, September 21, 2019

All Eyes on Ukraine: Deep State and Hillary Operatives Worked with Ukrainian Government to Take Down Trump

This is one of several articles posted at The Gateway Pundit on Ukrainian government collusion with the Hillary Campaign and Deep State to take down Donald Trump.
We are reposting today since Ukraine is back in the news.

Now that Congress has negotiated a deal for James Comey to testify, they need to buckle down and get ready to ask a hostile witness questions about a shocking, but undisputed, story.

In August, 2016 the government of Ukraine, who were working directly with James Comey’s FBI, released unsubstantiated accusations against Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort that led to his resignation five days later. Further, these allegations were made by a Ukrainian political operative working with two of Hillary Clinton’s billionaire financial backers.

This isn’t conspiracy theory or wild accusation. It’s the truth and it’s been hiding in plain sight since August, 2016. It was reported in the New York Times, albeit with significant omissions.


Conservatives launch dark money group to fight tech censorship

Openly gay Buttigieg still must work to win over LGBT voters

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — As Democratic presidential hopefuls court support from voters by painting themselves as leaders on LGBT issues, one candidate would appear to have a distinct advantage: openly gay South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

But despite being part of their community, attendees at a GLAAD LGBTQ forum on Friday said that Buttigieg’s sexual orientation and potential to be the first openly gay presidential nominee does not guarantee support from LGBT voters.

“It’s not necessarily automatic that he’s necessarily going to be the right candidate for LGBT issues,” said Tucker Dangremond, a 24-year-old medical student at the University of Iowa.


Cory Booker memo warns candidate may not be in race 'much longer' without fundraising boost

Sen. Cory Booker’s presidential campaign manager is warning in a memo to staff that the Democratic senator from New Jersey must raise an additional $1.7 million by the end of the third quarter of fundraising – just 10 days away – or the campaign will not have a “legitimate long-term path forward.”

In the memo, campaign manager Addisu Demissie warned that following a weaker than expected cash haul during the early part of September, “the next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."

The existence of the memo was first reported Saturday morning by NBC News, with Fox News confirming the news with multiple sources.


Another Media Lie Blows Up in Their Face… Ukrainian Govt. Initiated Contact with Trump Admin – Giuliani’s Involvement Was Requested by State Dept.

As more pieces fall into place it becomes evident, once again, that the US media blew another hit piece on President Trump.

The latest overly hyped Ukrainian scandal just blew up in their face.

For over two year The Gateway Pundit has been reporting on Ukrainian collusion with the Hillary Clinton campaign. For the past six months TGP has been reporting on Joe Biden’s criminal acts in Ukraine.

According to John Solomon it was the Ukrainians that initiated contact with the Trump administration and it was the State Department that encouraged Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to meet with a top Ukrainian official in July in Spain.



Trump Welcomes Australia's PM, Cementing Strong Trade, Security Ties
“U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Australia’s prime minister on Friday for only the second state visit of his administration, [signaling] the close bond between the two allies,” Alexandra Alper and Steve Holland report. “Days before the visit, a sign draped across the Australian Embassy in Washington proclaimed ‘100 years of mateship’ between the two countries. On Friday, Trump feted Morrison’s arrival at the White House’s South Lawn with a 19-gun salute and U.S. Marine Band performances of each nation’s national anthems.”
🎬 President Trump: America and Australia share an “unbreakable bond”
Trump Touts Newly Constructed Border Wall Sections
-Fox News
“In an exclusive interview on ‘Fox & Friends’ Thursday, President Trump told Fox News' Ed Henry that ‘brand-new’ wall sections have been built along the U.S.-Mexico border, contrary to claims by some Democrats,” Edmund DeMarche writes. “Trump said the new wall sections include 14 miles at the site in California, where the interview was held. ‘This was not here two weeks ago. This is all brand-new wall. ... We're building on many different sites all up and down along the border,’ he said, adding that the new 30-foot barrier was impenetrable even by ‘championship mountain climbers.’”
 Something to share: Great progress being made on the wall!
Melania Trump Participates in Reopening of Washington Monument
“First lady Melania Trump, alongside a group of local fourth graders, helped cut the ribbon to re-open the Washington Monument, which had been under construction in the wake of a 2011 earthquake,” Kate Bennet reports. “When it first opened to the public in 1888, it used to take more than 10 minutes to reach the top of the 500-foot Washington Monument, by steam-propelled elevator. Today, it's automated, and the ride in a posh new lift with video screens is just 70 seconds. That's just one of the upgrades Trump helped celebrate Thursday morning as she served as special guest to officially reopen the iconic structure after more than two years of closure for much-needed renovations.”
 After three years of renovations, the Washington Monument is open!
California Can’t Go Its Own Way
-The Wall Street Journal
“If you haven’t heard, President Trump has declared war on California, the auto industry and the world’s climate. Or that’s what liberals are saying about his Administration’s plans to revoke California’s waiver that lets it set national fuel economy rules that raise costs for consumers across the country,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “The Trump Administration isn’t prohibiting [automakers] from manufacturing more fuel-efficient and electric cars. Liberals call the President a totalitarian, but he’s the one giving consumers and businesses a choice.”
The NYT Kavanaugh Smear Shows Why the Press is the Least-Trusted Institution in America
-The Washington Post
“A Columbia Journalism Review poll released this year found that half of all Americans have ‘hardly any confidence at all’ in the media, which beat out even Congress as the institution for which the public has the lowest confidence,” Marc Thiessen writes. “It’s not hard to see why.” Last weekend, The New York Times published a story claiming a “previously unreported” sexual assault allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “One small problem … the female student in question ‘refused to discuss the incident’ and that ‘several of her friends said she does not recall it.’” The Times conveniently left that part out of its initial story, later adding a “clarification.”
This Constitution Week, America Welcomes 34,000 New Legal Citizens
-Fox News
For Constitution Week, “we recognize the signing of the U.S. Constitution and reflect upon the meaning and importance of citizenship and what it means to be an American, whether native or foreign-born,” writes Ken Cuccinelli, Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Across the country this week, USCIS welcomed over 34,000 new citizens at more than 300 special naturalization ceremonies in celebration of Constitution Week. “We believe that U.S. citizenship is the greatest honor and privilege in the world,” he said.

Troopers Arrest Two On Drug Charges-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested a brother and sister after a pre-approved administrative search led to the discovery of drugs and weapons.
On September 20, 2019 members of the Governor’s Task Force (GTF) were contacted by Probation Officers from the Georgetown Probation Office in regards to probationer, 22-year-old Daniel A. Allen. Allen is currently serving a home confinement sentence for a previous drug dealing conviction.  Probation Officers had responded to his residence, located in the 700 block of Atlanta Road, Seaford, to conduct a pre-approved administrative search.  Upon arrival at the residence, Probation Officers contacted Allen, his sister, 27-year-old Alexia K. Allen and two juvenile children.
As a result of the administrative search, Probation Officers located the following items:
  • Approximately 19.46 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately 1429.54 grams of marijuana
  • Approximately 290 THC vape cartridges
  • 12 gauge bolt action shotgun
  • Two knives with blades over 3 inches
  • Metal knuckles
  • Numerous rounds of 12 gauge shotgun ammunition
  • Over $1000.00 in suspected drug proceeds
Daniel and Alexia Allen were taken into custody without incident and transported back to Troop 4 where they were charged with the following:
Daniel Allen:
  • Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony
  • Possession of a firearm by a person prohibited
  • Possession with intent to deliver a substance in a tier 2 quantity
  • Possession of ammunition by a person prohibited
  • Possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Possession of cocaine in a tier 3 quantity
  • Possession of a controlled substance in a tier 1 quantity (2 counts)
  • Possession of a deadly weapon (2 counts)
  • Conspiracy 3rd degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child (2 counts)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
Daniel Allen was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $57,500.00 cash only bond.
Alexia Allen:
  • Maintaining a drug property
  • Conspiracy 3rd degree
  • Endangering the welfare of a child (2 counts)
Alexia Allen was arraigned before the Justice of the Peace Court and released on her own recognizance.

New Evidence Reveals Ilhan Omar’s Brother-Husband Was Enrolled at NDSU When She Claimed in Court He Was Allegedly Missing

New evidence shows that Rep. Ilhan Omar was married to her brother – husband at the same time she was going to school at North Dakota State University (NDSU). She claims she last saw him in 2011 but he was enrolled at NDSU through 2012 and we now have evidence he visited the US in 2012.

As TGP previously reported, evidence shows Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar lied about the location of her brother/husband as well as when she last saw him in front of the court. Omar appears to have married her brother (obviously illegally) to assist him in obtaining citizenship in the US.

We reported in June that Ilhan Omar’s husband, whom she divorced, was actually her brother. Omar in her divorce decree said that she had not contacted her husband since 2011 and she did not know where he (her brother and husband) was located –


Sanders unveils plan to cancel all $81 billion of US medical debt

Bernie Sanders released a plan to erase all of America's medical debt — about $81 billion — as part of his multifaceted strategy to dramatically reshape the provision of healthcare.

The Democratic presidential candidate's proposal, released Saturday morning, would not only forgive debt through government negotiation with collectors, but also would reform the means by which debt is collected and upend the system that he says only hurts people seeking protection by filing for bankruptcy. His plan would also replace credit reporting agencies like Equifax with a public credit registry that ignores medical debt when calculating scores.

“A staggering 79 million Americans struggle to pay their medical bills or are paying off medical debt, including more than half of those making less than $40,000 a year,” the Vermont senator said in Saturday's statement. “Last year alone, 8 million people were pushed into poverty due to medical expenses.”


Robert Kraft fired Antonio Brown over ‘threatening’ texts to accuser

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was “enraged” when he learned of threatening messages Antonio Brown sent to one of the women accusing him of sexual harassment, according to a report.

Kraft was on a business trip when he learned of the latest accusations against the troubled wide receiver, The Athletic said.

Kraft then decided with coach Bill Belichick to release Brown, a move which came immediately after reports surfaced Thursday that Brown texted the woman in a group chat with his underlings and accused her of trying to extort money from him.

“Let’s lok[sic] up her background history see how broke this girl is,” Brown allegedly texted the unnamed accuser Wednesday night, after she publicly accused him of firing her from a painting job at his home after she rejected his sexual advances.


Pregnant mom hacked to death in front of son at luxury South African resort

A pregnant young woman was hacked to death in her bed Tuesday during a family break at a luxury South African vacation resort.

Karen Turner, 31, who was three months pregnant, was sleeping with her husband, Matthew, 33, and their toddler son when they were attacked at about 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Matthew was stabbed repeatedly as he lay beside his wife at the Hluleka Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape province of the country.

Two men armed with knives sneaked into their self-contained lodge overlooking the beach.

Karen, a primary school teacher from Underberg, South Africa, died almost instantly, while Matthew managed to fight back and survived after being flown to Pietermaritzburg, where he underwent surgery, according to police.


Trump Puts Filthy San Francisco on ‘Notice,’ Says EPA Getting Involved

President Trump blasted conditions in San Francisco, saying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will likely issue a notice of violation to the city.

He indicated the federal government could soon punish the city for allowing rampant homelessness, drug abuse, and filth to spiral out of control, affecting natural resources in the area.

“If you look at San Francisco, it’s a total disaster what’s happening — they’re going to ruin those cities,” President Trump told reporters during a visit to the southern border in California. “We’re going to get involved very soon on a federal basis if they don’t clean up their act.”


Seattle police officer files $10M claim against city for exposure to 'toxin' while cleaning homeless camp

A Seattle police officer filed a $10 million claim against the city Wednesday, alleging that he was exposed to an “extremely dangerous man-made toxin” when he was assigned to clean up a homeless camp in the industrial SoDo neighborhood in January.

Timothy Gifford claims he was exposed to high concentrations of the toxic chemical compounds polychlorinated biphenyls, (PCBs) that were once widely used in electrical equipment such as capacitors and transformers, according to The Seattle Times.

Gifford says the exposure worsened a lifelong liver condition, causing him to be diagnosed with early-onset Type 2 diabetes.

His lawyer said aside from the liver condition, Gifford has been in generally good health.


Gregg Jarrett: It Appears the ‘Whistleblower’ is Just an American Spy in Our Intel Agency Spying on President Trump

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said Friday in a Fox op-ed that the Deep State whistleblower who penned a complaint against Trump may not be a whistleblower at all — it appears he is an American spy in our Intel Agency spying on President Trump.

This new Deep State hit began effervescing last week when House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) subpoenaed Acting DNI Joseph Maguire and accused him of illegally withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress that could potentially be ‘covering up the president’s misconduct’ over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Gregg Jarrett questioned the Deep State snitch’s whistleblower status and suggested he may just be an American spy in our intel agency who is spying on our own President.


Crooked Hillary Clinton Accuses Trump of ‘Asking a Foreign Power’ to Help Him Win Presidential Election When SHE WAS THE ONE to Ask Ukrainians for Info on Trump!

What would a Deep State hit be without Hillary Clinton, the most crooked woman in Washington DC?

The Russian collusion canard failed so Adam Schiff, a Deep State snitch and their stenographers in the media are attacking President Trump with a new whistleblower ‘scandal.’

This new Deep State hit began effervescing last week when House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) subpoenaed Acting DNI Joseph Maguire and accused him of illegally withholding a whistleblower complaint from Congress that could potentially be ‘covering up the president’s misconduct’ over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The Democrat-Deep State cabal is alleging Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani sought to manipulate the Ukrainian government into assisting Trump win the 2020 presidential election.


Trump Jr. urges MAGA votes for Sean Spicer on Dancing with the Stars to drive Hollywood 'crazy'

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is doing what he does best in his bid to push deep into the Dancing with the Stars season. And it’s not dancing.

He and his Washington fans are mounting a classic “get out the vote” campaign to help him overcome critical comments from the ABC show’s three judges and host Tom Bergeron.

The effort to get Trump fans to text “SEAN to 21523” during the show, complete with a website, hats, and helpful urging from Donald Trump Jr., is especially strong in the Washington area, where the show will be preempted by Monday Night Football featuring the Washington Redskins.


Three Spy Planes Could Soon Be Flying Over Baltimore To Counter Murder Crisis

Earlier this month, we reported how Gov. Larry Hogan pledged $21 million to assist Baltimore City in their efforts to stop the spread of the murder crisis. Hogan also endorsed the use of a controversial surveillance plane program that would fly thousands of feet above to record every movement of people and vehicles in the city.

Now The Baltimore Sun is reporting that three spy planes could soon be flying overhead, in a $6.6 million surveillance program that would be entirely funded by outside donors for three years.

The Sun obtained emails from Ross McNutt of Ohio-based Persistent Surveillance Systems and officials in Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young's office that expressed support in the program.


The Idolatry of Environmental Extremism

A bizarre incident at Union Theological Seminary illustrates why many Christians believe that internal forces, not external ones, represent the greatest threat to the church.

Students at this seminary prayed to a collection of plants in its chapel, which triggered a raft of criticism on Twitter. The school defiantly defended its action in a series of tweets.

"Today in chapel, we confessed to plants," the school tweeted. "Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life?"

Some Twitter respondents observed that the seminary and its students have lost their minds, but I think it's worse than that. Insanity might mitigate this sacrilege, but deliberately perverting theology is another matter.


Candace Owens tells Congress: White supremacy not even a top 100 issue for minorities

Right-wing activist Candace Owens testified before Congress on a hearing for combating white supremacy, claiming it's not a top issue for minorities in the United States.

"If we’re going to have a hearing on white supremacy, we are assuming that the biggest victims of that are minority Americans," Owens said Friday before the House Oversight Joint Subcommittee.

"And presumably this hearing would be to stop that and preserve the lives of minority Americans, which based on the hierarchy of what’s impacting minority Americans, if I had to make a list of 100 things, white nationalism would not make the list," she said.

Owens, 30, said black-on-black crime and the war on masculinity were two issues more important to black Americans than white supremacy.


California judge blocks state law meant to force Trump to disclose his tax returns

A federal judge in Sacramento issued a temporary injunction against a new state law that was intended to force Trump to disclose his tax returns in order to run for reelection in 2020.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the law, SB 27, in July that requires any person running for president to disclose five years of income tax returns to secure a spot on the state primary ballot. "These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence," Newsom said at the time.

U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. felt differently. Ruling from the bench on Thursday, England said the new law would cause "irreparable harm without temporary relief" not only to Trump but to many other presidential candidates.


Pentagon sending 'defensive' troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia after Iranian oil attack

The Pentagon is sending additional troops and missiles to Saudi Arabia in response to Iran's attack on Saudi oil facilities last weekend.

"The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces, which are primarily defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in a surprise briefing Friday night. "We will also work to accelerate the delivery of military equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to enhance their ability to defend themselves."

"We are contributing to Saudi Arabia's defense. We would be looking, as the secretary said, for other international partners to also contribute to Saudi Arabia's defense," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford added.


Selective Outrage

Recall this infamous hot-mic assurance from Barack Obama to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev that he would surrender NATO’s plans for anti-ballistic missile defense in Poland: “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense … this can be solved, but it’s important for [incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin] to give me space. This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.” The mainstream media treated it with little more than a ho hum of a shrug and moved on. After all, it was an election year and Obama was their preferred candidate. Never mind the fact that Obama was colluding about U.S. defense systems with the leader of one of our biggest geopolitical foes, Russia.

Fast-forward to Wednesday when The Washington Post reported that an intelligence officer filed a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump alleging that he had made a “promise” to a foreign official that was “troubling.” Just who the foreign official was and what was promised is not known. However, it may be that the foreign official in question was Ukraine’s new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, who Trump had a phone conversation with two and a half weeks prior to the whistleblower complaint.

Much of the mainstream media speculate’s that Trump was seeking to press Ukraine’s president into reinitiating a sidelined investigation into alleged illegal activity by Hunter Biden, son of Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden. This speculation seemed to gain legitimacy after Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani commented on social media, “A President telling a Pres-elect of a well known corrupt country he better investigate corruption that affects US is doing his job. Maybe if Obama did that the Biden Family wouldn’t have bilked millions from Ukraine and billions from China; being covered up by a Corrupt Media.”


Before It Gets Crazy Busy, Come Enjoy The Perfect Weather Today At Caribbean Joe's

It's going to be a perfect day to enjoy the pool and live music with Trailer Park Romeo from 4 to 8 PM. Ice cold draft beer at the pool bar and whatever college football games available will be featured all day and night.

'Free the Nipple' movement: Women can now legally go topless in 6 states

Women in six U.S. states are now effectively allowed to be topless in public, according to a new ruling by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

The decision stems from a multiyear legal battle in Fort Collins, Colo., where a city ordinance forbidding women from going shirtless in public has now officially been ruled unconstitutional.

It's an outcome that affects more than just one town. Since the 10th Circuit encompasses six states — Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma — the decision means it is now illegal for any town in those states to create a law forbidding public toplessness.


Charles Barkley: Dems Only Talk To Blacks Every 4 Years When They Want Their Vote

On Wednesday, speaking on Michael Smerconish’s SiriusXM radio show, NBA Hall Of Famer Charles Barkley, in his inimitably blunt style, said Democrats only talk to black Americans when they want their votes.

As Mediaite reported, Barkley was reminiscing about his work with Alabama Sen. Doug Jones when Jones ran against GOP candidate Roy Moore in a special election in 2017.

Barkley recalled, "I said 'Doug, I’m going to support you. I’m going to try to get every black person in Alabama to vote for you.' And it worked out. We won for the first time in 40 years. But I said, 'We need to start holding you Democrats accountable' because they’ve been taking black people’s votes – and they only talk to black people every four years. All of these politicians only talk to black people every four years because they want their vote."


'Slave master': Top Democratic donor allegedly raped and drugged gay black men

A criminal complaint by federal investigators against Edward Buck outlines claims of a history of predatory behavior against gay men by the LGBT activist and Democratic megadonor, resulting in rape, drug overdoses, and even deaths.

Although Buck is currently only being charged with distribution of methamphetamine resulting in death, the 20-page filing by authorities describes numerous instances of vulnerable gay men, many black, who found themselves drugged against their will and sodomized. Most of the nine men who spoke to investigators say they were initially lured to Buck's residence on promises of money and free drugs.

Many of the victims were prostitutes. In the last two years, two men have died in Buck's residence of a drug overdose.


NRA crowns Beto O'Rourke AR-15 salesman of the month: 'Possibly even of the year'

The National Rifle Association labeled presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke the "AR-15 salesman of the month" after he called for the confiscation of AR-15s and AK-47s.
The gun rights group suggested the former Texas congressman could even be the AR-15 salesman of the year.  Possibly even of the year — NRA (@NRA) September 19, 2019

"We will NEVER turn in our AR-15s. We are law-abiding Americans who fight to protect our Second Amendment so we can effectively defend ourselves, our communities, and our loved ones," the NRA also tweeted in response to O'Rourke's plan.


Trump taps Clinton, Obama precedent on whistleblower executive privilege

A top House Democrat accused the administration Thursday of stonewalling a probe into a national security whistleblower’s complaint against President Trump by raising executive privilege, but Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama also insisted on the right to privilege in such cases.

Emerging from a three-hour, closed-door briefing with an inspector general, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the Justice Department is shielding the White House by barring disclosure of details about the whistleblower’s complaint.

“This shows someone is trying to manipulate the system to keep information about an urgent matter from the Congress,” Mr. Schiff told reporters. “There is no privilege that covers whether the White House is involved and trying to stifle a whistleblower complaint. There’s no privilege to be corrupt.”

Mr. Schiff is demanding that the administration turn over the complaint, which reportedly says the president made an unspecified “promise” to an unspecified foreign head of state during a phone conversation sometime this summer. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson deemed the complaint credible and of “urgent concern,” turning heads on Capitol Hill.

Mr. Trump on Thursday rejected accusations that he made an inappropriate promise to a foreign leader. He said he wouldn’t be “dumb enough” to take such action while other officials were monitoring his phone conversations.


Ben Carson defends comments about transgender people and slams press for 'blatant mischaracterizations'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is defending himself after coming under fire for remarks he made about transgender people, calling the media reports on his comments "blatant mischaracterizations."

In an agencywide email late Friday afternoon, Carson admitted he expressed concern about "big, hairy men" trying to use women's restrooms but added that his comments were taken out of context.

"During a recent meeting with local staff in San Francisco, I made reference to the fact that I had heard from many women’s groups about the difficulty they were having with women’s shelters because sometimes men would claim to be women," he wrote. "This made many of the women feel unsafe, and one of the groups described a situation to me in which ‘big hairy men’ would come in and have to be accepted into the women’s shelter even though it made the women in the facility very uncomfortable."

He continued, "My point was that we have to permit policies that take into consideration the rights of everybody, including those women."


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Attorney General Barr Appoints Nine New U.S. Attorneys to Advisory Committee

Attorney General William P. Barr today announced the appointment of the following nine U.S. Attorneys to serve on the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC): David Anderson, Northern District of California; Scott Brady, Western District of Pennsylvania; Maria Chapa Lopez, Middle District of Florida; Halsey Frank, District of Maine; Erica MacDonald, District of Minnesota; Christina Nolan, District of Vermont; Zach Terwilliger, Eastern District of Virginia; Tom Kirsch, Northern District of Indiana; and Nicholas Trutanich, District of Nevada.

“I am pleased to appoint these nine outstanding U.S. Attorneys to this key advisory committee. I am confident that they will serve with distinction,” Attorney General William P. Barr said. “The U.S. Attorneys who comprise the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee play a critical role in carrying out the Department of Justice’s important work, including its efforts to reduce violent crime, combat the opioid crisis, protect the most vulnerable, and enforce the rule of law.”

The Attorney General also thanked the following U.S. Attorneys who have completed their terms and are rotating off the committee: Louis Franklin, Middle District of Alabama; Robert Higdon, Eastern District of North Carolina; John Huber, District of Utah; Rob Hur, District of Maryland; Jeff Jensen, Eastern District of Missouri; Andrew Lelling, District of Massachusetts; Joshua Minkler, Southern District of Indiana; Richard Moore, Southern District of Alabama; Bryan Schroder, District of Alaska; and David Weiss, District of Delaware.

Chaired by U.S Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, the AGAC represents the voice of the U.S. Attorneys and provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on policy, management, and operational issues impacting U.S. Attorneys’ Offices.

Attorney General Barr also announced that U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox, a current member, will replace U.S. Attorney John Huber as the Vice Chair of the AGAC.

The bios of all U.S. Attorneys are available here.

The Narrative vs The Truth: Big Oil

Joy Reid: 'White Christian Men' Want Apartheid In America


Dems launch longshot bid for DC statehood at rare hearing, as Republicans hammer local corruption

House Democrats, in their first hearing on D.C. statehood in more than 25 years, on Thursday advocated for the District of Columbia to become the country’s 51st state as Republicans raised concerns about recent corruption scandals involving local D.C. officials.

Critics of D.C. statehood have long cited local corruption as one reason to oppose statehood.

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said he wanted Thursday’s hearing to delve into the ongoing scandal involving D.C. Councilman Jack Evans.


Michigan grandfather dies nine days after contracting mosquito-borne EEE virus

Nine days before his death from the mosquito-borne Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus in August, Gregg McChesney, 64, was strong and healthy, helping his brother build docks.

In just a little over a week, the grandfather and artist from Kalamazoo was brain dead.

He was one have three people who have died of EEE this year in Michigan, where a total of seven cases have been reported.

The virus, which causes life-threatening brain-swelling and kills 30 percent of those that contract it, has been unusually active in the Eastern US this year.

Gregg's family, is still reeling from the loss, but they are urging others to take every precaution - including avoiding swampy areas and wearing DEET repellent - to protect themselves from the rapid, catastrophic disease.


Fruitland Police: Missing Teen **UPDATE: Located Safe

The walls finally may be closing in on Ilhan Omar

There is ample reason to suspect that Rep. Ilhan Omar has committed multiple frauds. Scott Johnson of Powerline, a retired attorney, has been covering the freshman House member ever since her run for the Minnesota state Legislature, and has been among the most active investigators of suspicions that she committed immigration fraud by legally marrying her brother in order to get him into the United States. Yesterday, he wrote about the genesis of his suspicions:
A few days after I started writing about Ilhan Omar on Power Line in August 2016 — after she had won the primary for the DFL state legislative endorsement — I was contacted by a source who agreed to discuss his knowledge of Omar's family with me. At our meeting he told me that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi — Omar's legal husband, so to speak, as of that date — was Omar's brother and that she had married him for fraudulent purposes.
And Omar herself entered the United States under an assumed identity:
My source told me that Omar and another member or two of the Elmi family had entered the United States as fraudulent members of the Omar family. That would go some way to explain why Omar lacks any acknowledged relative with the name Omar.

New Evidence Suggests Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Others Were In On the Jussie Smollett Hoax

Jussie Smollet held a number of conversations with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris about supporting their sponsored Justice for Victims of Lynching Act and providing the needed public momentum for the bill to pass the Senate and House.

The timeline of these conversations (December 21-January 18, 2019) suggests that the death threat letter he sent himself (January 22-23) and his staged attack (January 29), were timed to create an opinion groundswell to support the bill and prop the political and professional career of the three masterminds.

It is noteworthy that both, Harris and Booker released separate statements condemning Smollet’s attack using the following identical language “an attempted modern-day lynching” –


Will Chicago Be The Largest US City To Declare Bankruptcy?

The city of Chicago is in dire fiscal and financial straits with an almost billion dollar budget deficit, bonds rated at junk status or below, numerous extremely costly legal judgments, a shrinking tax base, and unfunded public pension liabilities to the tune of an astonishing $42 billion.

Other than that, it's a great place to live.

The state of Illinois has its own financial troubles, so the city can expect little or no help there. And good luck getting a federal bailout through the GOP Senate and signed by a president who's been called a "racist" by the mayor.

The shrinking tax base is clear proof that citizens are already over taxed. And since it's Democrats in charge, there won't be much cutting of city services.

The only option for Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the city council is restructuring the city's massive debts. In other words: bankruptcy.


Baltimore City Social Worker Pleads Guilty to Felony Medicaid Fraud

Baltimore, MD (September 20, 2019) - Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today announced that Celeste Bland-Guary, 54, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty to one count of felony Medicaid Fraud for submitting false claims to the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid).  Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa K. Copeland sentenced Bland-Guary to a six-month suspended sentence and placed Bland-Guary on five years of supervised probation.  Judge Copeland also ordered Bland-Guary to pay $81,794.04 in restitution to Medicaid.  As a condition of the plea agreement, Bland-Guary is required to withdraw as a Medicaid provider and not reapply for five years.  Bland-Guary is also prohibited from working for any provider in a federally-funded health care program for five years.

Bland-Guary is a licensed clinical social worker who operated a private mental health practice in Baltimore City where she provided services to Medicaid recipients.  From April 2015 through October 2018, Bland-Guary submitted false claims to Medicaid and was reimbursed for services that she did not provide.  During the State’s investigation, Bland-Guary produced falsified documentation, including session notes and sign-in sheets.

Attorney General Frosh thanked the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for prosecuting the case, specifically Assistant Attorney General Tracee Orlove Fruman, Investigator Michael Glenn, and Investigator Julia Foster Tansmore.  Attorney General Frosh also thanked the Maryland Department of Health, Office of Inspector General for its assistance.