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Trump Has Authority To Use Seized Drug Assets To Pay For The Wall & Roads- Federal law authorizes the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury to share federally forfeited property with participating state and local law enforcement agencies. The exercise of this authority is discretionary and limited by statute. The Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury are not required to share property in any case. They are free to dole it out to any agency of government that participates. The President, if he decides to do so, does not have to declare a National Emergency, AND there is currently 6.6 Billion in the "Seized Asset Fund." I believe that is what GEOTUS is planning to do, once he allows the Demoncrats to further embarrass themselves to the Country. Optics matter. Sauce: United States Code 10 United States Code § 284 authorizes the president to use the military to build the wall in support of drug interdiction. This was confirmed in testimony before the Armed Services Committee on January 29, 2019. The walls and roads can be built in “drug smuggling corridors,” which is every area on our southern border that does not have natural barriers–exactly where Trump says he wants to build the wall. Drug Corridors Are Virtually Everywhere Along Border www.dcclothesline.com/2019/02/01/trump-already-has-authority-to-build-wall-have-mexico-pay-for-it-without-declaring-an-emergency/
Work Has Started On President Donald Trump’s Border Wall Despite Budget Impasse The United States government is beginning work on a stretch of border wall in south Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, according to the Associated Press, even though Republicans and Democrats are still at an impasse over whether to continue funding the full border wall project. Construction equipment “began to arrive on Monday,” according to reports, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have begun staging the equipment along the 33-mile stretch marked for building and improvements. The areas of border wall now under construction are already funded, but only to the tune of about $600 million. The United States government awarded the contract to build the Rio Grande section of border wall back in November of last year to a Galveston, Texas, company that won a contest hosted by the Department of Homeland Security. They’ll build approximately 8 miles of border wall first, at a cost of around $167 million, and then move on to a more permanent concrete barrier in late February. U.S. News and World Report says that Customs and Border Protection plans to build a customized “border wall system” on the stretch of land, including around 25 miles of concrete border wall topped with 18-foot-high steel posts and a 150-foot “enforcement zone” in front. truepundit.com/work-has-started-on-president-donald-trumps-border-wall-despite-budget-impasse/
Senate panel chief sees no Trump-Russia collusion so far: report WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said its Russia investigation has found no proof that President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Moscow, an assertion that congressional sources said puts him at odds with Democrats on the largely bipartisan panel. “If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” Republican Richard Burr told CBS News in an interview published on Thursday. Burr said the committee, which has been investigating alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election two years, has not begun drafting its final report. He also could not say how much of it ultimately would be declassified, according to CBS. While there has been extensive bipartisan cooperation on the Senate panel, including between Burr and ranking Democrat Mark Warner, Democrats seriously disagree with Burr on evidence of collusion, according to congressional sources familiar with internal committee discussions. A spokesperson for Warner said he had no comment on the CBS report. The Senate Intelligence Committee is among several congressional panels investigating Russian interference and the potential collusion with Trump’s 2016 campaign, along with the U.S. Special Counsel’s Office under the U.S. Department of Justice. Trump, saying he is a victim of “presidential harassment,” has repeatedly blasted the federal investigation being led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “witch hunt” while denying collusion. Moscow also has denied interference in the U.S. political system, counter to U.S. intelligence agency conclusions that it sought to sway the election in favor of Trump and undermine Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Burr’s panel also is examining whether former Democratic President Barack Obama did enough to follow up on official government reporting of Russian election interference, as well as the U.S. intelligence community’s January 2017 assessment of Russia role in election, the impact of social media and election security. www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/senate-panel-chief-sees-no-trump-russia-collusion-so-far-report-idUSKCN1PW1NM
Senate Intel Chairman: ‘We Don’t Have Anything That Would Suggest There Was Collusion’ After more than two years of investigation, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has not found evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, the committee’s Republican chairman said in interview. “If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr told CBS News. “If I can finish tomorrow, I would finish tomorrow,” said Burr, adding, “We know we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel because there’re not new questions that we’re searching for answers to.” dailycaller.com/2019/02/07/richard-burr-no-evidence-collusion-trump/
A Glance At Disgraced Democrats In One Week-And the week is not over! 1) Ralph Northam - Blackface 2) Justin Fairfax- Sexual Assault Allegation 3) Mark Herring- Blackface 4) Elizabeth Warren - Wants to be an Indian 5) Joy Behar- Blackface 6) Nydia Velasquez - Threatens African American Teen on Twitter
At least four pharma CEOs to testify at Senate drug pricing hearing NEW YORK (Reuters) - Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Sanofi SA said on Wednesday that their chief executives plan to testify at a Senate hearing on rising prescription drug prices later this month. They join Merck & Co CEO Ken Frazier, who said on Tuesday that he would testify at the Feb. 26 hearing. Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that Jennifer Taubert, its head of global pharmaceuticals, would represent the healthcare conglomerate at the hearing. Republican Senator Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden, ranking member of the committee on Monday invited executives from seven pharmaceutical companies to testify at the hearing. The other companies invited to send executives are AbbVie Inc and AstraZeneca Plc . Sanofi CEO Olivier Brandicourt currently serves as chairman of drug industry lobby group PhRMA. Bristol-Myers CEO Giovanni Caforio is the group’s chairman-elect. Albert Bourla, who became Pfizer CEO last month, will represent the largest U.S. drugmaker at the hearing. The United States, which leaves drug pricing to market competition, has higher prices than in other developed countries, where governments directly or indirectly control costs. That makes it by far the world’s most lucrative market for manufacturers. Congress has been targeting the pharmaceutical industry over the rising cost of prescription drugs for U.S. consumers, particularly since Democrats took over the House of Representatives in January. Drug pricing is also a top priority of the administration of President Donald Trump, who had made it a central issue of the 2016 presidential campaign. Drugmakers have slowed and limited U.S. price increases as scrutiny on their practices has intensified over the past few years. They nonetheless increased prices on hundreds of drugs in January, including a 6.2 percent increase on the world’s top-selling drug - AbbVie’s rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira - and hikes on insulin prices by Sanofi and Novo Nordisk. www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-pharma/at-least-four-pharma-ceos-to-testify-at-senate-drug-pricing-hearing-idUSKCN1PV1RV
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has pneumonia, the Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement on Thursday. Bolsonaro recently had a follow-up operation to remove a colostomy bag that was put in place after he was stabbed while campaigning ahead of Brazil’s election last year. The far-right leader had a fever on Wednesday evening and doctors have adjusted his antibiotics dose, the hospital added. Presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said the president was in semi-intensive care. He said Bolsonaro had a 38 degree Celsius (100.4°F) fever on Wednesday and bacterial pneumonia. www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-bolsonaro/brazilian-president-bolsonaro-has-pneumonia-hospital-says-idUSKCN1PW2GR
International Red Cross steps up aid operations in Venezuela GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross has doubled its budget in Venezuela to 18 million Swiss francs in recent weeks and is also helping Venezuelan migrants in neighboring Colombia and Brazil, ICRC President Peter Maurer said on Wednesday. The ICRC, a neutral independent aid agency, is working with the national Venezuelan Red Cross, mainly on health projects, and not taking sides in the political conflict between President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido, Maurer said. “So that is a growing operation,” Maurer told a news briefing. “At the present moment our concern and focus is really on the one side to increase our response to Venezuelans, and the other to keep away from the political controversy and political divisions which are characteristic to the crisis in Venezuela.” www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-redcross/international-red-cross-steps-up-aid-operations-in-venezuela-idUSKCN1PV1VW
Red Cross talks to US about risks of sending Venezuela aid The International Committee of the Red Cross has talked to the United States about the risks of delivering humanitarian aid to Venezuela without the approval of security forces loyal to President Nicolas Maduro, an official with the agency said Friday. Opposition leader Juan Guaido has said he will defy Maduro's refusal to allow aid by asking neighboring nations to help send in large convoys of medicine and food. Guaido has declared himself interim president of the country. The Trump administration has announced it is ready to deliver aid to Venezuela whenever and however is decided by Guaido. Alexandra Boivin, ICRC delegation head for the United States and Canada, said the ICRC had told U.S. officials that whatever plans "they have to help the people of Venezuela, it has to be shielded from this political conversation." "It is obviously a very difficult conversation to have with the U.S.," she said. "We are there also to make clear the risks of the path being taken, the limits of our ability to operate in such an environment." On Friday, U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton tweeted that Washington would proceed with plans to send humanitarian aid to Venezuela. abcnews.go.com/amp/International/wireStory/red-cross-warns-us-risks-sending-aid-venezuela-60788615 (Can't come here right now, too many foreign troops to hides….. nothing to see here, we’re the UN, yeah that's it…..)
Dig on Digicel:
DIGICEL - HAITI - TOP www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/digicel-dragged-into-1-5bn-us-lawsuit-over-alleged-corruption-in-haiti-1.3784625 Allegations The lawsuit claims that the enactment of the scheme was not lawful under Haitian law, and that its operation also breaches US law. The cash that is supposed to fund free education is instead used to fund politicians’ “personal and private needs”, it is alleged. Digicel is specifically accused of “horizontal price fixing” and, along with the other defendants, of engaging in “a fraudulent scheme concocted and agreed to” by them all. “The Haitian government in exchange for payments has allowed Digicel to monopolise both the local market and international calls,” it is also alleged. All the defendants are also accused of furthering “private interest to increase the government’s purse so that they can convert and embezzle more funds”. The plaintiffs allege “at least $500 million” of cash was wrongly used in the scheme and are seeking treble this in damages.
>USAID Digicell is a key component of human trafficking. >Haitians received cell phones and a free Digicel account; Digicel received grants courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, collected millions in fees from Haitians every time theyused the system, and significantly expanded its user base. How do you get parents to let go of children? Here's your new DIGICEL phone and we will send you money via BOOM payments.
DIGICEL & CLINTON FOUNDATION www.irishtimes.com/news/world/us/denis-o-brien-and-digicel-biggest-irish-donors-to-clinton-foundation-1.2764987 The biggest Irish donors to the Clinton Foundation are telecoms and media mogul Denis O’Brien and his mobile firm Digicel. They are among 17 donors, alongside the king of Saudi Arabia, the government of Norway and the Rockefeller Foundation, to donate between $10 million (€8.8 million) and $25 million. The foundation discloses donations in ranges and in aggregate given during the lifetime of the charity (it was set up as the William J Clinton Foundation in 1997). Its website says donations from O’Brien/Digicel include money given between April and June of this year.
In 2011, the Clinton Foundation brokered a deal with Digicel, a cell-phone-service provider seeking to gain access to the Haitian market. The Clintons arranged to have Digicel receive millions in U.S. taxpayer money to provide mobile phones. The USAID Food for Peace program, which the State Department administered through Hillary aide Cheryl Mills, distributed Digicel phones free to Haitians. Digicel didn’t just make money off the U.S. taxpayer; it also made money off the Haitians. When Haitians used the phones, either to make calls or transfer money, they paid Digicel for the service. Haitians using Digicel’s phones also became automatically enrolled in Digicel’s mobile program. By 2012, Digicel had taken over three-quarters of the cell-phone market in Haiti. Digicel is owned by Denis O’Brien, a close friend of the Clintons. O’Brien secured three speaking engagements in his native Ireland that paid $200,000 apiece. These engagements occurred right at the time that Digicel was making its deal with the U.S. State Department. O’Brien has also donated lavishly to the Clinton Foundation, giving between $1 million and $5 million sometime in 2010–2011. Coincidentally the United States government paid Digicel $45 million to open a hotel in Port-au-Prince. Now perhaps it could be argued that Haitians could use a high-priced hotel to attract foreign investors and provide jobs for locals. Thus far, however, this particular hotel seems to employ only a few dozen locals, which hardly justifies the sizable investment that went into building it. Moreover, there are virtually no foreign investors; the rooms are mostly unoccupied; the ones that are taken seem mainly for the benefit of Digicel’s visiting teams. www.nationalreview.com/2016/07/hillarys-america-secret-history-democratic-party-dinesh-dsouza-clinton-foundation/
Allison Mack just hired two new top notch criminal defense lawyers to make five criminal defense lawyers on her team. Where did the money for Mack’s new defense lawyers come from? Clare Bronfman’s money appears to be running dry. In any event Clare will not replenish the legal trust fund with new infusions of money. There is only one logical answer for where new funds for new lawyers will come from. Mexico’s Salinas gang with an estimated net worth of seventeen billion dollars. Why does the Salinas gang have so much philanthropy towards a second rate actress in a third rate TV show on a fourth rate TV network? A TV show that ended eight years ago. Maybe Emiliano Salinas is really Superman (Superhombre). Or maybe, just maybe, well-to-do foreign gangs found the money laundering and human trafficking operations of NXIVM to be useful and they want to preserve those operations. Perhaps Mexico’s corrupt elite hopes to take over the remnants of NXIVM’s criminal activities. Perhaps the criminal elite of Mexico see Raniere and Mack as a firewall to protect them from indictment. If Raniere and Mack can beat the rap, perhaps the US government will be discouraged from indicting Mexico’s corrupt elite. Mexico’s NXIVM included the children of two ex-Mexican Presidents. The children of Carlos Salinas and Vicente Fox. Or maybe, just maybe, the Salinas gang wants to buy the silence of the NXIVM defendants. artvoice.com/2019/02/06/shadow-allison-mack-follow-the-money/#.XFx73GbwZEY
It’s hard to get an accurate picture of what is going on in South Africa. What is clear is that it’s been going on for a long time and it is not good. Here is some research from anons (boots on the ground) on what happened, how the globalist plan is being carried out here, and what the freedom-loving humans wish for. We stand with you, fellow humans for freedom. Think for yourself. Know the enemy. And know that truth & God is on your side.
It is not only white people they want to eliminate but All people, Black, White, Asian, Middle Eastern. All. Why Rhodes is one of the MOST important names that affect EVERY country, including AUSTRALIA & NZ, that CONTROLS every Human Being, living today. Flies over the head of most people. politicalgraveyard.com/special/rhodes-scholars.html He was Governor if the Cape Colony, now South Aftica. He greatly affected Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe.
Who really rules South Africa Rhodes Milner Group Round Table Rhodes to Cliveden RIIA CFR China Communists One World Government Rockefeller Rothschild EU www.biblebelievers.org.au/saiia.htm
From April 1994
On Apartheid from SAfricaAnon:
uncensoredopinion.co.za/was-tsafendas-a-revolutionary-or-a-programmed-assassin/ The history of South Africa brings one word to mind the moment you mention the country – apartheid. And any one that hears the word avoids it, changes the subject, try to forget. But what if they (the bad actors that we know so well by now) were so successful in brainwashing the masses, that no one would even dare to look for the real motives? This is NOT a post to argue the good or bad about apartheid, it is a post to for once figure out the real reasons, the real motives and the connection to the puppet masters whom Q confirmed so many times by now. Looking for the real motive behind the killing of Verwoerd Motive 1: Verwoerd was investigating the hidden capture of the country by the Illuminate bloodlines. Verwoerd had realised that the Anglo American Empire, Oppenheimers, Ruperts and Wieses had a stranglehold on the South Africa economy through their monopolies and wanted to put a stop to their monopolies. He then appointed a one man commission of inquiry by Dr Piet Hoek. After completion of his inquiry, Dr Hoek presented his damning findings to Verwoerd. Verwoerd spoke once about the commission which had been circulating among white MP’s in Parliament in late 1965 early 1966. By now we could add the Rothschild family that were hiding from the spotlight in South Africa and yet very active (that needs to be a different post all together). The Hoek Report disappeared to this day. This would give the same families of the Anglo-American empire, a very realistic motive for the assassination of Verwoerd. Motive 2 (and quite ironic): Verwoerd was working towards an educating system of equal standard that would result in a well-educated black middle class. The apartheid-era Bantu education system was much better than the current education regime, a Wits academic said in Pretoria on Thursday. "It was far better in terms of quality than the education that our kids are receiving nowadays. That is where the problem is," Rabelani Dagada, a lecturer at Wits Business School, told a debate on affirmative action. "Affirmative action should be about empowerment. The best way to empower is not to take from those who have and give to those who don't have. It won't work." Dagada said South Africans could only be empowered through proper education. "After 20 years of democracy, the education levels have plunged. It's worse than the so-called Bantu education. The best way to do transformation, empowerment is to provide quality education." www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2013-08-15-bantu-education-was-better-academic/ The lowered standards of the education system were one of the first aspects that came under attack post-apartheid and it continues to this day. It is deliberate. It could result in a stable and equal integration to form a real rainbow nation, not the fake one we live in ever since, but that is not what they want. More proof: The most convincing proof that Verwoerd was silenced by the very same enemy we are fighting with the help of Q team, comes from his assassin. Q pointed us to the CIA program called MKUltra, where a subject is identified and submitted for psychiatric treatment, monitored and eventually activated. Dimitri Tsafendas was frequently admitted for observation and “treatment”. Prior to his assassination of Verwoerd, Tsafendas was seen visiting a foreign ship “The Eleni” that had docked in Cape Town harbour where he probably received his final mind altering indoctrination through drugs and other methods and then activated. Tsafendas survived the noose by reason of insanity but he wasn’t insane. Those who sent him to kill Verwoerd were so powerful that they probably instructed the Broederbond judge who heard Tsafendas’ case to declare him insane. Verwoerd’s successor, John Balthasar Vorster was also bought off to quash an inquiry into his predecessor’s assassination, to set the stage for the assignation, to gather information about all the political factions in South Africa for his handler Kissinger. And he was rewarded with the presidency for his dedication. Tsafendas died at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital outside Krugersdorp in the late 1990’s when the ANC was in power. The ANC leadership never cared to investigate Tsafendas’ case. Tsafendas told police that he received orders from a giant tapeworm inside him. The orders from a giant tapeworm is evidence of mind control. If this case was pursued the way it should have been, the apartheid authorities could have gotten to the bottom of Verwoerd’s assassination. However, they were up against a powerful cabal that had also captured the judiciary the same way the judiciary is captured to date. mg.co.za/article/1997-10-30-the-madness-of-demitrio-tsafendas Tsafendas showed signs of a typical CIA operative: Despite his record of mental instability, many who met Tsafendas on his travels were impressed by him. The personnel officer at a German engineering firm recalls, for example: “He drove up here in a big, battered American car, dressed and well- mannered, he was extremely courteous - a very pleasant man. He looked like a satisfied, successful businessman.” He was also a considerable linguist. A measure of that talent was provided by a priest of German extraction, Father Hanno Probst, recounting a meeting he had with him in Manzini where Tsafendas was working in a sugar mill: “He told me that he could speak eight languages. I tried him with a few languages and I found that he spoke them all perfectly. He asked me where I was born. I said I was born near Munich in Germany. He then started to talk in Munich dialect. I then tried him in Spanish, Italian, German, tried a few words in Czech and he answered me in Czech.” Our history is not even close to what it seems, to what we were told or what we believed. Black, brown, white green or purple – we were all sheep like the rest of the world and continue to be so. We need Q, we need Potus, we need to wake up the ones around us and spread the message. We are stuck in the middle of this and have been for many many years. We are running out of time and we do not have a local Trump to help us fight this….. May God be with us…
‘Under socialism, the state owns/controls everything including you and we intend to own the state’ THAT is why the push for socialism. Make no mistake, it is NOT about humanity in any way.
‘If you stood together we could do nothing. This is why we divide you cattle into hostile groups by harping on controversial matters of no importance’
‘We will force a bar code number on your wrist or your forehead under the pretence of making banking easy for you. In your stupidity you will ask for it not knowing that once you have accepted it there will be no turning back. You will have lost your last bastion of freedom (CASH) and your immortal soul.’
DELINGPOLE: Climate Alarmist LORD DEBEN Accused in £600,000 CONFLICT OF INTEREST Scandal Tory peer in £600,000 conflict of interest: Climate Change chief John Gummer faces calls to quit over payments from ‘green businesses’ to his family firm where daughter he famously fed a beef burger during the height of the BSE crisis is a director. John Gummer. Gummer — or Lord Deben as he is now known, having been ennobled in 2010 — is chairman of the British government’s Climate Change Committee. Probably no advisory body has been more active than the CCC in pushing forward the green policies which have done so much damage to the British environment and economy, put so much money into the pockets of rent-seeking troughers, and driven up the cost of living, hurting the poorest hardest. www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/02/03/climate-change-chief-lord-deben-takes-hidden-payments/
Rouhani: Iran ready to accept friendly US ties if it ‘repents’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday his country would be ready to establish “friendly relations” with the United States if it apologized for past wrongs. “Our slogan is friendly relations with the whole world,” he said. That would even include “America, if it repents… and apologizes for its previous interferences in Iran, and is prepared to accept the greatness and dignity of the nation of Iran and the great Islamic Revolution,” he said. “We are still ready to accept America’s… repentance despite the fact that for years it has done injustice to us,” he told foreign diplomats in Tehran during a ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2019/02/07/Rouhani-Iran-ready-to-accept-friendly-US-ties-if-it-repents-.html
Here are some new posts from FBI Anon on the 4chan boards for anons. Most recently: "As I explained earlier this week the deep state has turned on the Democrats, the shit storm in Virginia is the opening salvo in this effort. Before tomorrow`s fire works wanted to share one last bit of information and think of all that has happened and maybe the pieces will fall in place for you. Cortez is a CIA asset that was placed in the Democrat Party to help destroy it. Her election was a fraud and her actions now are predicated on her instructions to split the party into Socialist and Democrat parts. Many of the Democrats will split off to the Republican Party and by 2020 the Democrat Party will be totally Socialist. She will leave office after one term and will retire to Europe where she will have access to a 56 million dollar Swiss Bank Account."
“behind the curtains exist a deep state that is not the government but works in the shadows that is far more dangerous”
Video of military helicopters at Wells Fargo in downtown LA on the 4th of February, now Wells Fargo customers currently unable to use online banking, mobile app. Related? Sources:
Moon, Xi may join Trump, Kim to declare end to war President Moon Jae-in and Chinese President Xi Jinping may join the summit to be held between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this month in Vietnam to declare an end to the Korean War. As U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun stated last week, President Trump is open to formally ending the war as part of measures to spur denuclearization talks with North Korea. This is an idea Moon, Xi and Kim have all been supporting. One major obstacle was North Korea's opposition to the continued presence of U.S. troops in South Korea. However, the North has reportedly changed its stance on this. U.S. and South Korean officials said ending the Korean War is a major topic in the ongoing pre-summit talks in Pyongyang. www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2019/02/356_263281.html
Cindy McCain apologizes after police refute her story of stopping human trafficking at airport www.foxnews.com/politics/cindy-mccain-apologizes-after-police-refutes-her-story-of-stopping-human-trafficking-at-airport.amp >“I commend the police officers for their diligence. I apologize if anything else I have said on this matter distracts from ‘if you see something, say something,’” McCain wrote on Twitter. >See something. >Say something. (is this an advance effort to discredit?) Police Drop the Hammer on Cindy McCain After She Accused Minority Woman of human trafficking at airport Cindy McCain is fighting crime, a legend in her own mind. Except she is the one who got busted. Police quickly put McCain in her place. VOTE NOW: Should Trump Use The Military To Build The Wall? —→ Cindy McCain, the widow of the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, apologized Wednesday after Phoenix police disputed her claim that she stopped a human trafficking attempt at an airport. “I commend the police officers for their diligence. I apologize if anything else I have said on this matter distracts from ‘if you see something, say something,’” McCain wrote on Twitter. On Monday, McCain said she knew there was something amiss when she spotted “a woman of a different ethnicity” at the airport. Yes, she actually said this. “I came in from a trip I’d been on and I spotted — it looked odd — it was a woman of a different ethnicity than the child, this little toddler she had, and something didn’t click with me,” McCain told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “I went over to the police and told them what I saw, and they went over and questioned her, and, by God, she was trafficking that kid,” she added, noting that the woman was “waiting for the guy who bought the child to get off an airplane.” Police said the woman and the girl did nothing illegal. McCain claims to be an advocate against child trafficking. Perhaps she should stay at her $15 million mountain-top resort — or one of her other homes — and leave the crime fighting to the pros truepundit.com/police-drop-the-hammer-on-cindy-mccain-after-she-accused-minority-woman-of-human-trafficking-at-airport/
the Green New Deal outline that AOC's office released says her plan is to "UPGRADE or REPAIR" EVERY BUILDING IN THE COUNTRY IT WILL ONLY COST 4.6 TRILLION FOR THE REPAIRS ALONE.
Because one is in the Constitution and the other is made up, that's how…
Source of Steele dossier info sought access to Trump allies in 2016 A Russian businessman who was an unwitting source for the so-called Steele dossier developed a relationship with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos in 2016, The Washington Post reported Thursday. According to the newspaper, Sergei Millian spent months establishing a relationship with Papadopoulos and offered him a consulting contract to work for an unidentified Russian at the same time he was working for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. Papadopoulos said he turned down the offer. The Post noted that the extent of Millian's involvement in Trump's orbit remains unclear, but that his ties to Papadopoulos were not previously known. thehill.com/policy/national-security/428905-man-who-was-unwitting-source-of-steele-dossier-info-sought-access-to
Huge “gas leak” exploded in SF, and a familiar company is involved.
More on the explosion in SF. The fire chief says this started when construction crews working on underground fiber optics hit a gas line. That caused a gas leak and because of the leak, she says they had free-flowing flames for 2 hours and 15 minutes until PG&E capped the gas line. PG&E says it took so long to cap the line because it is a very complex situation with a web of different lines underground to deal with. VIDEO: Audio captures terror after SF gas explosion Witnesses say there was an explosion and then people were running from the scene. "Just a huge ball of fire. It was really loud. You could hear it spewing, you could hear the gas spraying really loud," said Jeff Pace, nearby worker. TIMELINE: Gas explosion, fire near Hong Kong Lounge II on Geary in San Francisco
Jerusalem Post Breaking News FRANCE RECALLS AMBASSADOR TO ITALY AS STRIFE BETWEEN COUNTRIES WORSENS BY REUTERS FEBRUARY 7, 2019 15:09 France has recalled its ambassador in Rome after what Paris described as baseless and repeated attacks from Italy's political leaders in past months, and urged Italy to return to a more friendly stance. "France has been, for several months, the target of repeated, baseless attacks and outrageous statements," France's foreign ministry said in a statement. It said Italy's attacks were without precedent since World War Two. "Having disagreements is one thing, but manipulating the relationship for electoral aims is another." Italy's two deputy prime ministers, Matteo Salvini of the right-wing League and Luigi Di Maio of the populist, anti-establishment 5-Star movement, have goaded French President Emmanuel Macron on a host of inflammatory issues. "All of these actions are creating a serious situation which is raising questions about the Italian government's intentions towards France." www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/France-recalls-ambassador-to-Italy-as-strife-between-countries-worsens-580003
France recalls Rome envoy over worst verbal onslaught 'since the war' Di Maio this week met leaders of the gilets jaunes seeking to run in May’s European parliament elections as he declared the “wind of change has crossed the Alps” and a “new Europe is being born of the yellow vests”. France said the comments were an unacceptable “provocation”. "Italy’s two deputy prime ministers, the far-right Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio of the populist, anti-establishment Five Star Movement, have in recent months criticised the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on a host of inflammatory issues, from immigration to the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) anti-government demonstrations. Relations soured after Italy’s populist government came to power last June. Macron, who was under pressure at home for not accepting the Aquarius migrant ship that Salvini turned away from Italian ports, said populism was spreading across Europe “a bit like leprosy”. www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/07/france-italy-ambassador-macron-di-maio-salvini-second-world-war
A disturbing media report claims that the British Army allowed soldiers to shoot unarmed civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers say they killed children and covered up civilian deaths by planting weapons beside bodies. Speaking to Middle East Eye (MEE), soldiers detailed the relaxed rules of engagement that instructed them to shoot at unarmed civilians who they thought were involved in surveillance of the British troops, with one veteran describing it as a “killing spree.” In Basra, Iraq, in 2007 soldiers say they were told it was okay to shoot anyone holding a phone or a shovel, or anyone who looked suspicious. The relaxation of the rules was said to be due to concerns that these unarmed civilians were acting as spies for combatants, or that they were involved in planting roadside IEDs. “We were shooting old men, young men. This is what I witnessed,” a soldier told MEE. “I have never seen such lawlessness.” The soldiers who spoke to MEE revealed instances in which young boys were killed and explained there were cover-ups to make slain civilians appear as though they were combatants. When two unarmed teenagers were killed in Helmand in Afghanistan, an ex-soldier alleges that a Soviet-era assault rifle and a machine gun were taken from storage in the base and placed next to the dead teenagers’ bodies before they were photographed. “I think that explains why we were keeping those weapons on the bases,” he said. A Royal Marine told the outlet that one of his men was forced to admit to killing an Afghan boy, who was about eight years old, when the boy’s father arrived at the base carrying his dead child and demanded an explanation. …more… www.rt.com/uk/450695-uk-army-civilian-deaths-coverup/
New York Muni Bond Price-Fixing Suit Unsealed by State Judge Add New York to a list of states where a whistle-blower has filed a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. fixed prices on variable rate municipal bonds and charged state and local governments for services they didn’t receive. New York Supreme Court Judge James E. d’Auguste on Jan. 18 ordered the complaint, originally filed in 2014 like ones in Illinois, Massachusetts and California, unsealed at the request of Edelweiss news.bloomberglaw.com/securities-law/new-york-muni-bond-price-fixing-suit-unsealed-by-state-judge-1
Another Coincidence? Radio Host Dead at 49 After Being Struck by Amtrak Train Conservative talk radio host Michael “Doc” Thompson was killed by an Amtrak train on Tuesday. Thompson, 49, was struck while jogging along the train tracks in Haltom City, Texas, The Dallas News reported. Wireless earbuds were found at the scene of the accident. It’s not yet clear if they belonged to the radio host. Thompson used to host a show on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. “Doc was one of the more gregarious guys I know. He was the ultimate entrepreneur. He left us to start his own business,” Glenn Beck said. Thompson is survived by his wife and three children. newsbreakinglive.com/2019/02/07/radio-host-dead-at-49-after-being-struck-by-amtrak-train/
swatting Brazilian National Charged with Making False Statements Concerning South Boston School Shooting BOSTON – A Brazilian national was arrested today and charged in connection with sending a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that threatened an armed attack on a South Boston school in 2018. Clebio P. De Lima, 43, a Brazilian national illegally residing in Quincy, was arrested and charged in an indictment unsealed today with two counts of making false statements to federal authorities. De Lima will appear at 11:30 a.m. in federal court in Boston. According to the charging documents, in February 2018, USCIS’ Boston Office received an unsigned letter handwritten in Portuguese stating that an individual identified by the name of “Mario” was going to carry out an attack at a South Boston school. The letter stated that Mario had purchased two firearms and that he was looking to buy more. It is alleged that the letter concluded by stating, “I invite you to take action, I trust in you. Thank you for the great security of this country.” Following an investigation, it was determined that the allegations in the letter were false. During an interview with agents in September 2018, De Lima falsely denied any knowledge about the unsigned letter sent to USCIS. www.justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/brazilian-national-charged-making-false-statements-concerning-south-boston-school
Senior FBI Lawyer, Trisha Anderson, Did Not Read Carter Page FISA Before Signing Off on It Trisha Anderson, the Principal Deputy General Counsel for the FBI and head of the National Security and Cyber Law Branch, signed off on a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application on former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page—before it went to FBI Director James Comey—despite admitting not having read it. Anderson, whose division was also assigned the Mid-Year Exam—the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server—was responsible for legal oversight of the FBI’s FISA process, and provided a final sign-off before FISA applications were sent to the FBI Director level. Anderson, who supervised the FBI attorneys involved in FISA applications, including the Page FISA, characterized her role as being “involved at a supervisory level within the legal chain of command.” Although she did not voluntarily reveal the information, she admitted during questioning that she was the individual responsible at the senior executive service (SES) level for signing off on the original Carter Page FISA application: www.theepochtimes.com/senior-fbi-lawyer-did-not-read-carter-page-fisa-before-signing-off-on-it_2793879.html
Meanwhile, the Soros crew continues to beat the Khashoggi drum Open Society Foundations Verified account @opensociety 8m8 minutes ago More We're joining six other organizations to urge members of the U.S. Congress and the Trump administration to take immediate steps to pursue #JusticeforJamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and U.S. resident who was brutally murdered last October. osf.to/2DXayeC Open Society Foundations The City of Geneva wants Switzerland to offer asylum to Julian Assange www.rts.ch/info/regions/geneve/10200346-la-ville-de-geneve-veut-que-la-suisse-propose-l-asile-a-julian-assange.html The City of Geneva wants Switzerland to offer Julian Assange asylum The Parliament of the City of Geneva wants to support Julian Assange. On Wednesday evening, it adopted a resolution asking Bern to offer asylum to the founder of WikiLeaks, who has been a refugee at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. A bit of a surreal scene on Wednesday evening at the City Council of the City of Geneva. Before talking about the probable move of a post office to a Geneva district, one hour of debate was devoted to this resolution concerning Julian Assange. The text of the SVP Eric Bertinat - who is also the president of the City Council - was finally adopted, supported by the left. The PLR voted against and the PDC abstained. Socialist Albane Schlechten welcomes the SVP's commitment: "A party that does not generally support actions that go beyond the legal framework. An SVP that is finally close to civil disobedience" on the subject of whistleblowers. An already familiar theme of the SVP At the Geneva cantonal level, SVP deputy Thomas Bläsi has introduced a bill to better protect whistleblowers within the administration. This project is currently frozen in committee. At the federal level, the Valais SVP National Councillor Jean-Luc Addor called on the Federal Council to protect Julian Assange. Bern replied: the founder is not a human rights defender. Switzerland cannot therefore protect it as such. The SVP is interested in whistleblowers by explaining how to act in the public interest. Eric Bertinat believes that people like "Julian Assange are essential, otherwise we risk sinking into a totalitarian state". PLR Patricia Richard sees this as only one way to position herself for the federal election. She told RTS that Eric Bertinat, who tabled this resolution in support of Julian Assange, was nevertheless the first to deplore the fact that the Parliament of the City of Geneva "votes on everything and anything". Pauline Rappaz/ebz Published at 13:00 - modified at 13:12 Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Senate Investigating Mueller FBI's Prosecution Of "Orgy Island Billionaire" Jeffrey Epstein "a series published by the Miami Herald last year that delved into how prosecutors worked with powerful defense attorneys to ensure Epstein received such a lenient sentence. The expose shed a light on the role played by Alex Acosta, who went on to become Trump's Secretary of Labour, in handing down the light sentence. Acosta was the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida at the time Epstein's sentence was handed down." Sauce: www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-06/senate-investigating-mueller-fbis-prosecution-orgy-island-billionaire-jeffrey
"Sasse published a press release which read, in part, “The victims of Epstein’s child sex trafficking ring deserve this investigation – and so do the American people and the members of law enforcement who work to put these kinds of monsters behind bars. Parents should be grateful for the men and women at the DOJ who are committed to transparency and accountability and for the soon-to-be Attorney General who is committed to pursuing justice.” Epstein secured what many felt was a “sweetheart” deal in 2007, spending just 13 months in jail, rather than years or even decades." www.dailycaller.com/2019/02/06/sen-sasse-launches-investigation-doj-epstein/
"Mexican authorities in two border states announced the arrival of nearly 2,000 Central American migrants who are part of a caravan headed for the border cities Piedras Negras and Nuevo Laredo. The area between those two municipalities does not feature any type of fencing or barriers like the ones a previous caravan encountered in California. State officials in Coahuila announced the arrival of more than 1,700 members of a migrant caravan that recently left Honduras. They are slated to be ferried by bus to the Texas border. The Nuevo Leon government is preparing shelters and security. The migrants are traveling with the intent to request asylum on U.S. soil, thus making any detention by border authorities irrelevant. The group is expected in Eagle Pass and Laredo, Texas, however, since the region lacks any fencing or physical barriers, some could successfully storm the border with little effort." www.breitbart.com/border/2019/02/04/thousands-in-migrant-caravan-head-to-open-texas-border-stretch-with-no-walls-or-fences/
Israel paper: US interfering in polls to help Netanyahu? An Israeli paper speculates that the administration of US President Donald Trump could be meddling in Israel’s elections to help secure a win for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In a report on Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post raised the suspicion after Trump shared a photo directly from Netanyahu’s Instagram account, which showed an election poster made by Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party of the two shaking hands and smiling. The advertisement captioned “Netanyahu: In a different league” prompted similar criticism after first showing up in Tel Aviv. It has now turned up elsewhere across streets in the Israeli-occupied territories, said Arutz Sheva on its website. The Jerusalem Post further pointed to the large numbers of likes and comments under Trump’s share, saying this raised “concerns about election interference.” The network went as far as saying Likud had “recruited” Trump to promote its election chances. Late last month, it was reported that the party had released a promotional video glorifying the two politicians’ relationship by boasting about Trump’s relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy occupied city of Jerusalem al-Quds last May. The embassy relocation flew in the face of internationally-recognized Palestinian demands that the occupied city’s eastern part serve as the capital of their future state. It also circumvented a United Nations General Assembly resolution that had called on Trump to retract its recognition of al-Quds as Israel’s “capital,” which he had announced in late 2017. Likud’s video begins with a text on the screen stating, “They said it’s impossible,” referring to the embassy transfer. It also features Trump’s announcement of the relocation and Netanyahu’s statement that “the US embassy needs to be here, in Jerusalem (al-Quds).” Trump began contributing to Netanyahu’s political powerbase in 2013, when he appeared in a video made by a Likud promoter, voicing all-out verbal support for the premier. “ So vote for Benjamin, terrific guy, terrific leader, great for Israel,” Trump had said in the footage. Netanyahu faces four corruption cases, and reports say Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has reached a decision to indict him prior to April’s elections on bribery charges. He has been the target of regular protests, including in front of Mandelblit’s residence in northern Israel, in favor of his resignation. www.presstv.com/Detail/2019/02/05/587761/Israel-Trump-election-interference-Netanyahu-Likud Maybe, maybe not. Pentagon Looking To Step Up Its Disinformation Warfare US Department of Defense officials are looking to weaponize disinformation, by looking for new “influencing tools” against “enemy propaganda,” military.com reported. The Pentagon wishes to expand its capabilities in irregular warfare, which according to Defense officials is a critical tool for defeating near-peer adversaries preemptively. “As a department, we have often exhibited a historical preference in the past century for traditional high-end force rather than irregular solutions,” Andrew Knaggs, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism said on February 5th. “As DoD shifts to meet the demands of great power competition … we are hard at work institutionalizing the substantial expertise in [irregular warfare, or IW] that we have over the last 17 years of irregular conflict.” The National Defense Strategy requires that irregular warfare become a core competency for the DoD, said Owen West, assistant secretary of defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict. West also added that this is a continuation of Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ efforts to end the habit of “standing up and standing down advisory capacity” in past conflicts. The emphasis on irregular warfare “isn’t just [special operations forces]; this is the entire joint force … sustaining that ability,” West said. “Our adversaries have weaponized disinformation and propaganda to their advantage,” Knaggs warned. “Rather than hiding from the transparency afforded by the 24-hour news cycle and pervasive social media, our adversaries embrace that cycle and they use it to their advantage.” He also said that the Pentagon should embrace “the potential of these tools to shape, compel and deter would-be adversaries.” “We also need to give renewed emphasis to the information environment. Our adversaries have weaponized disinformation and propaganda to their advantage. Rather than hiding from the transparency afforded by the 24-hour news cycle and pervasive social media, our adversaries embrace that cycle and they use it to their advantage,” he added. Similarly to what the Institute for Statecraft and its pet project the Integrity Initiative do, the approach to messaging must be changed to have better coordination with “civilian agencies and other civilian entities,” as well as new technologies designed to “isolate and identify disinformation.” “Conventional forces have proven essential in bringing sufficient mass, scale and lethality to the fight in support of most irregular warfare contingencies,” Knaggs said. “As a result, the current joint force is more experience in IW today than it was in past generations.” In their efforts, the Pentagon may find assistance in the Integrity Initiative, which appears to also be moving across the Atlantic from the UK. southfront.org/pentagon-looking-to-step-up-its-disinformation-warfare/ southfront.org/integrity-initiative-sails-its-smear-campaign-over-atlantic-to-u-s/ www.military.com/daily-news/2019/02/06/dod-officials-irregular-warfare-information-ops-key-winning-next-war.html
westernfreepress.com/hacked-documents-from-pelosis-laptop-links-her-to-benghazi-scandal-jl/ HACKED DOCUMENTS FROM PELOSI’S LAPTOP LINKS HER TO BENGHAZI SCANDAL The Benghazi scandal is back in the headlines. This time, some unlikely players were added to the fray. One of the players, Nancy Pelosi, was added to the scandal due to a hack leak released by Guccifer 2.0. Lehel was jailed in January 2014 in Romania, then later transferred to the US. Lehal’s arrest was the beginning of his predecessor, Guccifer 2.0. Guccifer 2.0’s identity is still unidentified. Guccifer 2.0, who allegedly breached the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC), released the documents to the WordPress blog used in other public releases. The information includes a cache of documents on congressional races in Florida and Pennsylvania. According to The Daily Caller, The documents show the Democrat party trying to call the Benghazi scandal “conspiracy theory.”
"VIA CERTIFIED MAIL The Office Of Chief Disciplinary Counsel P.O. Box 13287 Austin, TX 78711 Dear Chief Disciplinary Counsel, This letter is to alert your office of false claims made by Texas-barred attorney, Elizabeth Warren. Attorney Warren was admitted to the Texas bar on April 11, 1986 and her Bar Card Number is 20885410 with a current status of “Inactive.” Attorney Warren should be disciplined for lying and failing to correct a misrepresentation she made on her Texas Bar registration card. The Washington Post obtained a copy of Attorney Warren’s Texas Bar registration card. On April 18, 1986, Attorney Warren registered for the Texas bar and made a misrepresentation that she was “American Indian” on a section titled “Race.” According to the Texas Disciplinary Rules Of Professional Conduct, rule 8.01: An applicant for admission to the bar, a petitioner for reinstatement to the bar, or a lawyer in connection with a bar admission application, a petition for reinstatement, or a disciplinary matter, shall not: (a) knowingly make a false statement of material fact; or (b) fail to correct a misapprehension known by the person to have arisen in the matter, or knowingly fail to respond to a lawful demand for information from an admission, reinstatement, or disciplinary authority, except that this rule does not require disclosure of information otherwise protected by Rule 1.05. According to the rules of admission for the Texas Bar, an applicant must be of “Good Moral Character and Fitness.” The applicable rule states: Good moral character is a functional assessment of character and fitness of a prospective lawyer. The purpose of requiring an Applicant to possess present good moral character is to exclude from the practice of law those persons possessing character traits that are likely to result in injury to future clients, in the obstruction of the administration of justice, or in a violation of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. These character traits usually involve either dishonesty or lack of trustworthiness in carrying out responsibilities. Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an “American Indian” or Native American throughout her career. It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the “Good Moral Character” required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness. Sincerely, Ronna McDaniel" gop.com/rnc-chairwoman-requests-disciplinary-action-against-elizabeth-warren
"“Attorney Warren is now apologizing for misrepresenting herself as an ‘American Indian’ or Native American throughout her career. It has now been thirty-three (33) years since she made this representation to the Texas Bar and has never made an attempt to correct her registration card. Therefore it is clear that Attorney Warren lacked the “Good Moral Character” required for admission to the Texas Bar and should be disciplined for her three (3) decades of untruthfulness,” McDaniel concluded." www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/06/rnc-files-grievance-against-elizabeth-warren-for-claim-she-is-native-american/
Pompeo says Hezbollah is active in Venezuela (video) BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – During an interview with Trish Regan of Fox News this week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that Hezbollah was active inside of Venezuela. “People don’t recognize that Hezbollah has active cells. The Iranians are impacting the people of Venezuela,” Pompeo told Regan. “We have an obligation to take down that risk,” Pompeo added. Below is the short clip from Pompeo’s recent interview with Fox News: www.almasdarnews.com/article/pompeo-says-hezbollah-is-active-in-venezuela-video/
Looks like Justin Trudeau in Heap Big Trouble….. Tweet from well known Liberal Warren Kinsella.
It looks like Trudeau interfered with the previous and current AG to keep SNC Lavalin from being investigated. Here is a copy of the Globe and Mail story (paywalled on G&M) outline.com/Rh4rNP Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office attempted to press Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was justice minister to intervene in the corruption and fraud prosecution of Montreal engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., sources say, but she refused to ask federal prosecutors to make a deal with the company that could prevent a costly trial. SNC-Lavalin has sought to avoid a criminal trial on fraud and corruption charges stemming from an RCMP investigation into its business dealings in Libya. Prosecutors alleged in February, 2015, that SNC paid millions of dollars in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to secure government contracts. The engineering company says executives who were responsible for the wrongdoing have left the company, and it has reformed ethics and compliance rules. After the charges, SNC-Lavalin lobbied officials in Ottawa, including senior members in the office of Mr. Trudeau, to secure a deal known as a “deferred prosecution agreement” or “remediation agreement” that would set aside the prosecution. In such deals, which are used in the United States and Britain, a company would accept responsibility for the wrongdoing and pay a financial penalty, relinquish benefits gained from the wrongdoing and put in place compliance measures. “It is unfair that the actions of one or more rogue employees should tarnish a company’s reputation, as well as jeopardize its future success and its employees’ livelihoods,” SNC argued in a brief to federal officials in October, 2017. But in October, 2018, SNC-Lavalin hit a major obstacle. The federal director of public prosecutions refused to negotiate a remediation agreement that would have resolved the Libyan fraud and corruption charges without prosecution. SNC-Lavalin has asked for a judicial review of the decision, citing “the extremely negative consequences the underlying legal proceedings have had and will continue to have [even in the event of an acquittal] on [SNC] and innocent stakeholders, including employees, suppliers, pensioners and stakeholders, in the absence of an invitation to negotiate.” Sources say Ms. Wilson-Raybould, who was justice minister and attorney-general until she was shuffled to Veterans Affairs early this year, came under heavy pressure to persuade the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to change its mind. Ms. Wilson-Raybould was unwilling to instruct the director of the public prosecution service, Kathleen Roussel, to negotiate a remediation agreement with SNC-Lavalin, according to sources who were granted anonymity to speak directly about what went on behind-the-scenes in the matter. The Prime Minister’s Office issued a short statement when asked to comment on efforts to persuade Ms. Wilson-Raybould to intervene. “Prime Minister’s Office did not direct the attorney-general to draw any conclusions on this matter,” press secretary Chantal Gagnon said in an e-mail to The Globe and Mail on Wednesday evening. Sources say officials from Mr. Trudeau’s office, whom they did not identify, had urged Ms. Wilson-Raybould, Canada’s first Indigenous justice minister, to press the public prosecution office to abandon the court proceedings. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada’s website says with the exception of Canada Elections Act matters, the attorney-general "can issue a directive to the director of public prosecutions about a prosecution or even assume conduct of a prosecution, but must do so in writing and a notice must be published in the Canada Gazette.” Ms. Wilson-Raybould trusted the judgment of the public prosecutor and did not believe it was proper for the attorney-general to intervene, especially if there could be any suggestion of political interference, sources say. The Trudeau Liberals had criticized the former Harper government for undermining independent agencies and vowed to respect their decisions. The government has also invoked the independence of the judicial system as a reason for not intervening in the case of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. executive Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested at the Vancouver airport on an extradition request from the United States. SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s largest engineering and construction management company, is one of Quebec’s biggest corporations and has a reputation for holding political sway in Quebec City and Ottawa. One well-connected Liberal with close ties to SNC-Lavalin said Ms. Wilson-Raybould “blew off the PMO” requests. The company had told the government it was in dire circumstances and required a suspension of criminal charges to ensure it continued on a solid footing. The Trudeau government in 2018 amended the Criminal Code to allow deferred-prosecution agreements that let prosecutors suspend criminal charges against Canadian companies found to have committed wrongdoing. The measure was inserted in the 2018 budget after a brief consultation in 2017. Liberal insiders said Ms. Wilson-Raybound knew this legislative change was meant to help SNC-Lavalin out of the legal troubles that were weighing on the price of its shares. A conviction on the fraud and corruption charges could result in a 10-year ban from federal government contracts – a development that would lead to layoffs. Since the beginning of 2017, representatives of SNC-Lavalin met with federal government officials and parliamentarians more than 50 times on the topic of “justice” and “law enforcement," according to the federal lobbyists registry. This includes 14 visits with people in the PMO. Those they met included Gerald Butts, principal secretary to the Prime Minister, and Mathieu Bouchard, Mr. Trudeau’s senior adviser on Quebec – whom they met 12 times. Mr. Trudeau’s senior policy adviser, Elder Marques, also met with company representatives. Sources at SNC-Lavalin told The Globe the PMO was furious with the justice minister’s intransigence on the remediation agreement and that the company was pleased to see her moved out of the portfolio. After a request from The Globe, Ms. Wilson-Raybould was unwilling to discuss the political pressure she endured aimed at persuading her to arrange a remediation agreement for SNC-Lavalin. “That is between me and the government as the government’s previous lawyer,” she said in an interview. Asked if she had been approached to direct the Public Prosecution Service to negotiate a remediation agreement, Ms. Wilson Raybould said: “I don’t have a comment on that.” The Globe also asked whether she had refused such a request. “I cannot comment on that. That is legal advice between me and the government at the time.” Sources said the justice minister was also encouraged to hire an outside legal expert to furnish an opinion on the suitability of a remediation agreement. Ms. Wilson-Raybould said she could not comment on whether such a request was made. Montreal Liberal MP David Lametti, a former law professor, became Justice Minister and Attorney-General when Mr. Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on Jan. 14. Mr. Lametti’s promotion from the backbench bolsters Quebec’s representation in cabinet and could encourage SNC-Lavalin’s hopes for a remediation agreement, although the company said it is pursuing the judicial review at the moment. Asked whether SNC-Lavalin believes Mr. Lametti might revisit the decision, Daniela Pizzuto, the company’s director of external communications, said: “I cannot provide you with any guidance on this topic.” A lawyer for SNC-Lavalin, William McNamara of the law firm Torys, filed an application in October aimed at overturning the ruling and seeking a court order requiring the director of public prosecutions to invite the company to negotiate a remediation agreement. In the Oct. 19, 2018, filing in the Federal Court in Montreal, Mr. McNamara called Ms. Roussel’s decision an “unreasonable exercise of her discretion." Last week, federal prosecutors asked that SNC-Lavalin’s appeal be dismissed. It is a pillar of our democracy that our system of justice be free from even the perception of political interference and uphold the highest levels of public confidence,” she wrote. “As such, it has always been my view that the attorney-general of Canada must be non-partisan, more transparent in the principles that are the basis of decisions, and, in this respect, always willing to speak truth to power. This is how I served throughout my tenure in that role. — Jody Wilson-Raybould, in an online post on the day of her move from Justice to Veterans Affairs After the cabinet shuffle, Ms. Wilson-Raybould released a lengthy statement listing her legislative accomplishments during her tenure at Justice. In an unusual move for a member of cabinet, she also underlined the need for independence in the portfolio. “It is a pillar of our democracy that our system of justice be free from even the perception of political interference and uphold the highest levels of public confidence,” she wrote. “As such, it has always been my view that the attorney-general of Canada must be non-partisan, more transparent in the principles that are the basis of decisions, and, in this respect, always willing to speak truth to power. This is how I served throughout my tenure in that role.” As justice minister, Ms. Wilson-Raybould ushered in the legalization of cannabis with an expansion of police powers to conduct roadside testing on drivers in what she described as among the world’s toughest impaired-driving regimes. She introduced the first major reforms in a quarter-century to the law that protects sexual-assault victims from intrusive questioning, and redesigned the judicial-appointment process to stress diversity, and the numbers of women applying for the federal bench soared. But sources say the B.C. politician angered the PMO in four speeches last fall that suggested politicians had engaged in doublespeak on Indigenous issues. The speeches earned her a private rebuke from Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick, the top federal civil servant, sources say. While she did not point at anyone in particular, Ms. Wilson-Raybould did nothing to dispel the impression that she was talking about the government. “Too often, we see the tendency – especially in politics – to use important words that have real meaning and importance carelessly,” she said in the first speech of the four, at the University of Saskatchewan, and also in Comox, B.C., on Sept. 27. “We see ‘recognition’ applied to ideas that actually maintain denial. We see ‘self-government’ used to refer to ideas or processes that actually maintain control over others. We see ‘self-determination’ applied to actions that actually interfere with the work of Nations rebuilding their governments and communities. We see ‘inherent’ in the same breath as the contradictory idea that rights are contingent on the courts or agreements.” In the third speech, in Ottawa on Oct. 30, she implied she has not always received the respect she deserved from cabinet. “Indeed, in my own experience serving as the first Indigenous person to be Canada’s minister of justice and attorney-general, I have unfortunately had it reinforced that when addressing Indigenous issues, no matter what table one sits around, or in what position, or with what title and appearance of influence and power, the experience of marginalization can still carry with you.” 2015: The RCMP charge SNC-Lavalin and two subsidiaries with paying nearly $48-million to public officials in Libya between 2001 and 2011 to influence government decisions under the Moammar Gadhafi regime. The RCMP also charged the Montreal-based company, its construction division and a subsidiary with fraud and corruption for allegedly defrauding Libyan organizations of about $130-million. May, 2015: Then-SNC Lavalin chief executive Robert Card says the company would like to arrange a deferred prosecution agreement with Ottawa to avoid prosecution and developments that might jeopardize the company’s work. 2016-2017: Federal lobbyist registry shows SNC-Lavalin representatives registered more than 50 meetings with federal officials and parliamentarians at which subjects included “justice” and law enforcement.” September, 2017: Trudeau government launches consultations on whether to introduce deferred prosecution agreements, also called remediation agreements, as an “additional tool for prosecutors” to address corporate crime. Such deals suspend criminal prosecution if the accused admits to facts that would support a conviction, pays a penalty and co-operates with authorities. February, 2018: The 2018 budget includes amendments to the Criminal Code to allow remediation agreements, which are already used in the U.K. and the United States. June 21, 2018: Bill C-74, which includes remediation agreements, receives Royal Assent. Criminal Code amendments to take effect September 21, 2018. Oct. 10, 2018: SNC-Lavalin announces the director of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada advised the company it would not be invited to negotiate a remediation agreement. Oct. 19, 2018: SNC-Lavalin files with Federal Court an application for judicial review of the director’s decision. Jan. 14, 2019: Jody Wilson-Raybould is shuffled from minister of justice and attorney-general to Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence
Perhaps we need to ditch the less-extreme term, "Socialist", and call it what it, in fact, IS. They are already controlling our speech, and virtually everything else. From 1963: Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America. At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen: 3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. 6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. 11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.) 12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. 15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. 17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. 18. Gain control of all student newspapers. 19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. 20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. 21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. 22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” 23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. 25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. 26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. 32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. 33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. 36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. 37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. 38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. 39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. 40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. 41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems. 43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. 44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. 45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court www.beliefnet.com/columnists/watchwomanonthewall/2011/04/the-45-communist-goals-as-read-into-the-congressional-record-1963.html
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Border agents just apprehended convicted child molesters and an MS-13 member at the Texas border where there's no barrier U.S. Border Patrol agents said Thursday that they apprehended several illegal immigrants at the southern border in Texas, in places where there are no physical barrier walls to deter illegal crossings. Among those caught crossing into the U.S. were a Mexican man with a previous conviction in Georgia for child molestation, a Honduran man with a record in North Carolina showing a conviction for "Indecent Liberties with Child," and another Honduran male with a Florida record that identified him as a member of the violent MS-13 gang. The apprehensions occurred in the Rio Grande Valley sector of the southern border on Monday and Tuesday, according to a release by the Border Patrol. I toured a portion of that sector in January, and agents said that areas that feature a 25-foot barrier of concrete and steel have proven critical in blocking illegal border crossers, forcing them to attempt their crossings in specific areas where they can be apprehended. They've asked for more of the same kind of border wall to fill in the long gaps that current exist. When President Trump said during his State of the Union address Tuesday that his proposal is for new barrier that "will be deployed in the areas identified by the border agents as having the greatest need," this is what he meant. www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/border-agents-just-apprehended-convicted-child-molesters-and-an-ms-13-member-at-the-texas-border-where-theres-no-barrier
Electronic Health Records Developer To Pay Second Largest Recovery In The History Of The District Of Vermont – $57.25 Million – To Settle False Claims Act Allegations The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Greenway Health, LLC (Greenway), a Tampa, Florida-based developer of electronic health records (EHR) software, will pay $57.25 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that Greenway caused its users to submit false claims to the government by misrepresenting the capabilities of its EHR product “Prime Suite” and providing unlawful remuneration to users to induce them to recommend Prime Suite. “In the last two years my office has resolved two matters against leading EHR developers where we alleged significant fraudulent conduct. These are the two largest recoveries in the history of this District and represent the return of over two-hundred and twelve million dollars of fraudulently obtained taxpayer monies. These cases are important, not only to prevent theft of taxpayer dollars, but to ensure that the promise of health technology is realized in the form of improved patient safety and efficient healthcare information flow,” said Christina E. Nolan, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont. “This resolution demonstrates my office’s initiative and resolve to vigorously uncover and to doggedly pursue these complex cases. We will be unflagging in our efforts to preserve the accuracy and reliability of Americans’ health records and guard the public fisc against corporate greed. EHR companies should consider themselves on notice.” “Electronic health records are the central hub from which many health care decisions flow,” said Assistant Attorney General Joseph H. Hunt of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, “and both patients and providers rely on these technologies to safely and accurately record and transmit vital health information.” “This resolution demonstrates our continued commitment to uncovering misconduct in the EHR space, and our determination to promote public health while holding accountable those who seek to abuse the government’s trust.” www.justice.gov/usao-vt/pr/electronic-health-records-developer-pay-second-largest-recovery-history-district-vermont
Admiral Says US Military Ready To Protect US Personnel In Venezuela Here we go. As Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro continues to cling to power even as more countries recognize the legitimacy of opposition leader Juan Guaido, who will soon benefit from a fund of Venezuelan oil revenue being set up by the US, a US Navy Admiral has offered the first hint that the US might be moving toward boots-on-the-ground military intervention in Latin America's floundering socialist paradise. According to Reuters, the admiral said the US military is prepared to protect US personnel and diplomatic facilities in Venezuela "if necessary." "We are prepared to protect US personnel and diplomatic facilities if necessary," Navy Admiral Craig Faller, the head of US Southern Command, said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. This even after Maduro backed down from threats to forcefully expel all US personnel in the days after Guaido dramatically declared himself the legitimate acting president of Venezuela late last month and called for new elections to be held. US embassy building in Caracas We've been warning all along that despite assurances from Guaido that the situation in Venezuela wouldn't devolve into an all-out civil war, that some kind of conflict still appeared imminent. And President Trump and National Security Advisor John Bolton have maintained that the door remained open to a possible US military intervention. www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-07/admiral-says-us-military-ready-protect-us-personnel-venezuela
Massive Harvard Study Contradicts Anti-Pot Propaganda Told to Us for Decades For decades anti-marijuana and even pro-marijuana advocates have repeated a narrative about the potentially negative effects associated with smoking marijuana and the male sperm count. Smoking weed, we were told, decreases your ability to produce sperm. However, an extensive study published by none other than Harvard researchers this week, reveals quite the opposite may be happening. The study, titled: Marijuana smoking and markers of testicular function among men from a fertility centre, was published on Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction. The study posed the question of “Is marijuana smoking associated with semen quality, sperm DNA integrity or serum concentrations of reproductive hormones among subfertile men?” The answer was surprising as it directly contradicted their expected result based on previously held beliefs and found that marijuana use did indeed appear to have a positive effect on sperm count. “Our findings were contrary to what we initially hypothesized,” said Feiby Nassan, Ph.D., the study’s lead author and research fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study consisted of examining 662 subfertile men who were enrolled at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fertility Center between 2000 and 2017. “The men provided a total of 1143 semen samples; 317 men also provided blood samples in which we measured reproductive hormones,” according to the study. The men self-reported the use of marijuana. Interestingly, whether or not they had smoked it recently or a decade ago did not appear to affect the results. The study’s authors found that men who simply smoked weed at least once in their lives had a significantly higher sperm count than the men who never partook in the plant. These findings, according to the team, “are not consistent with a deleterious effect of marijuana on testicular function.” The researchers noted that because they found the opposite of what they were looking for, further studies are recommended to confirm their findings. thefreethoughtproject.com/harvard-study-dispels-previous-belief-cannabis/
Tests suggest scientists achieved first 'in body' gene editing Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease, although it's too soon to know if this will help. Preliminary results suggest that two men with a rare disorder now have a corrective gene at very low levels, which may not be enough to make the therapy a success. Still, it's a scientific milestone toward one day doctoring DNA to treat many diseases caused by faulty genes. "This is a first step," said Dr. Joseph Muenzer of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who helped test the treatment. "It's just not potent enough." He gave the results Thursday at a conference in Orlando, Florida, and has consulted for the therapy's maker, California-based Sangamo Therapeutics. Researchers are working on a stronger version of the treatment. Gene editing is intended as a more precise way to do gene therapy, to disable a bad gene or supply a good one that's missing. Trying it in adults to treat diseases is not controversial and the DNA changes do not pass to future generations, unlike the recent case of a Chinese scientist who claims to have edited twin girls' genes when they were embryos. Sangamo's studies involve men with Hunter or Hurler syndrome, diseases caused by a missing gene that makes an enzyme to break down certain sugar compounds. Without it, sugars build up and damage organs, often killing people in their teens. In 2017, Brian Madeux of Arizona became the first person to try it. Through an IV, he received many copies of a corrective gene and an editing tool called zinc finger nucleases to insert it into his DNA. Results on him and seven other Hunter patients, plus three with Hurler syndrome, suggest the treatment is safe, which was the main goal of these early experiments. Three problems—bronchitis, an irregular heartbeat and a hernia—were deemed due to the diseases, not the treatment. Tissue samples showed evidence of gene editing at very low levels in two Hunter patients who were given a middle dose but not in one given a low dose. Tests are expected later this year on patients who received the highest dose and on Hurler patients. Blood tests detected slightly higher levels of the missing enzyme in a few of the Hunter patients but none of them reached normal levels. One patient had a larger increase but also showed signs that his immune system might be attacking the therapy. He was treated for that and symptoms resolved. More encouraging results were seen in Hurler patients—enzyme levels rose to normal in all three after treatment, tests on certain blood cells showed. …. medicalxpress.com/news/2019-02-scientists-body-gene.html
The US Syria Withdrawal and the Myth of the Islamic State's "Return" At face value - the notion that the US occupation of Syria is key to preventing the return of the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS) to Syrian territory is unconvincing. Regions west of the Euphrates River where ISIS had previously thrived have since been permanently taken back by the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian and Iranian allies - quite obviously without any support from the United States - and in fact - despite Washington's best efforts to hamper Damascus' security operations. Damascus and its Russian and Iranian allies have demonstrated that ISIS can be permanently defeated. With ISIS supply lines running out of NATO-territory in Turkey and from across the Jordanian and Iraqi border cut off - Syrian forces have managed to sustainably suppress the terrorist organization's efforts to reestablish itself west of the Euphrates. The very fact that ISIS persists in the sole region of the country currently under US occupation raises many questions about not only the sincerity or lack thereof of Washington's efforts to confront and defeat ISIS - but over whether or not Washington is deliberately sustaining the terrorist organization's fighting capacity specifically to serve as a pretext for America's continued - and illegal - occupation of Syrian territory. The US Department of Defense Says It Best A recent report (entire PDF version here) published by the US Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General himself would claim: According to the DoD, while U.S.-backed Syrian forces have continued the fight to retake the remaining ISIS strongholds in Syria, ISIS remains a potent force of battle-hardened and well-disciplined fighters that “could likely resurge in Syria” absent continued counterterrorism pressure. According to the DoD, ISIS is still able to coordinate offensives and counter-offensives, as well as operate as a decentralized insurgency. The report also claims: Currently, ISIS is regenerating key functions and capabilities more quickly in Iraq than in Syria, but absent sustained [counterterrorism] pressure, ISIS could likely resurge in Syria within six to twelve months and regain limited territory in the [Middle Euphrates River Valley (MERV)]. www.blacklistednews.com/article/70870/the-us-syria-withdrawal-and-the-myth-of-the-islamic-states.html journal-neo.org/2019/02/06/the-us-syria-withdrawal-and-the-myth-of-the-islamic-states-return/
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