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Monday, September 02, 2019

Judicial Watch Victory: Court Grants New Discovery in Clinton Email Case

Judicial Watch has announced that a federal judge granted seven additional depositions, three interrogatories and four document requests related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private, unauthorized email server. Hillary Clinton and her former top aide and current lawyer Cheryl Mills were given 30 days to oppose deposition by Judicial Watch in person under oath.

The court rejected Justice and State Department arguments to protect Clinton and the agencies from additional discovery and ordered agency lawyers to respond to Judicial Watch’s questions about their knowledge of the Clinton email issue.

“Judicial Watch uncovered the Clinton email scandal and we just found more evidence that raises further questions about the cover-up – which is why the court allowed us to pursue more leads and potentially question Mrs. Clinton under oath,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “As ordered by the court, Judicial Watch will continue to ‘shake the tree’ on the Clinton email issue. It is shameful that the Justice and State Departments oppose our efforts and are still trying to provide cover for Hillary Clinton.”


DOJ Busts 35 in Drug Conspiracy

The Department of Justice indicted 35 drug traffickers who collectively participated in a conspiracy to sell tons of highly potent drugs in eastern Virginia.

Over a three-day period, 120 law enforcement officers representing 30 agencies conducted a mass arrest of alleged conspirators responsible for a massive drug ring. Authorities seized 24 firearms, 30 kilograms of heroin, five kilograms of cocaine, $700,000 in cash, and 30 kilograms of fentanyl—the powerful opioid responsible for the surging number of overdose deaths in recent years. The fentanyl seized in the raid is enough to kill more than 14 million people—roughly the population of New York City, Los Angeles, and Houston combined—according to the Department of Justice.

"This operation, through its seizure of scores of kilograms of illicit narcotics, saved lives in the Eastern District and elsewhere," G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, said in a statement. "Any day where we can do that is particularly meaningful and impactful."



The media has been strangely silent after a 17-year-old was arrested for shooting nine people Friday at a football game in Mobile, Alabama.

Deangelo Parnell, 17, has been charged with nine counts of attempted murder after turning himself into police on Saturday morning, according to a spokesperson for the Mobile Police Department.
MPD Arrest: 17-year-old Deangelo Parnell was arrested early Saturday morning after being identified as the suspect involved in a shooting that left 10 victims injured at Ladd Stadium on Friday night, August 29, 2019. Parnell is charged with (9 Counts) of Attempted Murder.

— Mobile Police (@MobileALPolice) August 31, 2019

“This is a cowardly act by an individual who didn’t know how to deal with a situation,” said Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste.


Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Derides Attendees of Boston’s Straight Pride Parade

Boston’s Straight Pride Parade should have been called the “I-Struggle-with-Masculinity” parade, according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

“For men who are allegedly so ‘proud’ of being straight, they seem to show real incompetence at attracting women to their event,” the freshman lawmaker wrote Saturday on Twitter.

“Hope they grow enough over the next year to support / join LGBTQ fam next #Pride!” She concluded.


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Five times prosecutor Kamala Harris got the wrong guy

Kamala Harris has been facing criticism from fellow Democrats over her criminal justice record during her time as a top California prosecutor. During last month’s Democratic debate, for example, Tulsi Gabbard slammed Harris for blocking DNA testing that could have exonerated death row inmate Kevin Cooper while she was district attorney of San Francisco.

Cooper was convicted of murdering Douglas and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year old daughter Jessica, and 11-year-old Christopher Hughes, a family friend of the Ryens', during a home invasion in the Chino Hills area in 1983. For the past 15 years, his attorneys have been fighting for advanced testing of DNA evidence which they claim could exonerate their client, a move that was opposed by Harris while she was attorney general of California. Last year, after the case was publicized by the New York Times’ Nick Kristof, Harris backtracked and told the paper that she felt “awful about this” and now supports the testing, but did not explain what prompted her change of heart.

The Cooper saga is not the only case where Harris has pitted herself against a culprit who claims to have been wrongfully convicted. Here are five other times where Harris has bucked against criminal justice reform advocates:


Dive Boat Sinks After Burning Off Santa Cruz Island; Some of More Than 30 Missing Believed Dead

The dive boat that caught fire off Santa Cruz Island early Monday had 32 passengers and six crew members, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Barney told KTLA.

Five people managed to evacuate with help from good Samaritans aboard a pleasure craft named Great Escape, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.

Two of the survivors suffered leg injuries, Barney said.


Municipality Inundated with Migrants Faces Tax Crisis as Native Swedes Flee

A Swedish municipality that took in one of the highest numbers of asylum seekers per population faces a crisis as natives move out and decimate the local tax base.

The municipality of Filipstad took in many asylum seekers during the migrant crisis of 2015 and now are facing increasing costs as unemployment among migrants has surged and financial assistance rates have tripled, broadcaster SVT reports.

Claes Hultgren, the local municipal manager, described the situation, saying of the migrant population: “In this group, unemployment and dependency are very high, while education levels are very low. This group runs the risk of ending in an eternal alienation that is already heavily burdening the municipal economy.”

“They are too old maybe and are illiterate, or have a very low educational level. We must then accept that there will be some people who will need the support of society for their livelihood,” Hultgren added.

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Food Kits from U.S. Program to Feed “Vulnerable” Syrians Diverted to Terrorists

A multi-billion-dollar government program to feed “vulnerable” Syrians has provided food for jihadist militants in a group designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). American taxpayers have spent a fortune on “emergency food assistance” during the Syrian crisis that began with the 2011 Arab spring and some of it has actually gone to terrorists that hate us and want to kill us. The Al Qaeda affiliate is known as Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and it aims to establish a regional Islamic caliphate, according to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Since 2012, the U.S. government has provided Syria with nearly $3 billion in emergency food assistance, approximately $1.8 billion to help “vulnerable families” inside the country and more than $1.1 billion for “vulnerable refugees in neighboring countries.” Uncle Sam took action after the United Nations (UN) declared that 11.7 million people inside Syria need humanitarian assistance. Of those, the leftist world body said 9 million require emergency food assistance to meet their basic needs, including 6.5 million people facing “life-threatening food insecurity.” The famously corrupt U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which has a monstrous budget and little oversight, handles the money and doles out cash to groups, mostly non-governmental organizations (NGOs), that provide food.