A slew of heavily redacted, classified emails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server have been forced to light by Judicial Watch. The 756 pages of documents reveal that the former Secretary of State discussed establishing a “private, 100% off-the-record” back channel to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Others reveal Clinton pulling strings to help a friend
A slew of heavily redacted, classified emails from Hillary Clinton’s secret server have been forced to light by Judicial Watch. The 756 pages of documents reveal that the former Secretary of State discussed establishing a “private, 100% off-the-record” back channel to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Others reveal Clinton pulling strings to help a friend of her daughter successfully apply to the State Department, chatting with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, and meeting with a Putin-aligned Georgian oligarch. These documents came from the more than 72,000 recovered by the FBI and turned over to the State Department in 2017 in the wake of “server gate.” We’re SHOCKED, absolutely shocked. Where’s the FBI when we need them most?
Here’s more from Fox News…
A newly unearthed batch of heavily redacted, classified emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal email server revealed that the former secretary of state discussed establishing a “private, 100% off-the-record” back channel to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and that one of her top aides warned her that she was in “danger” of being “savaged by Jewish organizations, in the Jewish press and among the phalanx of neoconservative media” as a result of political machinations by “Bibi and the Jewish leadership.”
The 756-page group of new documents, revealed Thursday as part of a transparency lawsuit by Judicial Watch, seemingly contradicted Clinton’s insistence under oath in 2015 that she had turned over all of her sensitive work-related emails to the State Department, and included a slew of classified communications on everything from foreign policy to State Department personnel matters.
The files came from a trove of 72,000 documents the FBI recovered and turned over to the State Department in 2017.
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed S.B. 2116, the fetal heartbeat bill, into law Thursday. The new law bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically between six and eight weeks gestation, except for procedures necessary to save the life of the mother or save her from “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately tweeted its intention to file a lawsuit, calling the new protection for babies in utero “unconstitutional,” adding that it “violates Supreme Court precedent.” Pro-abortion NARAL also attacked the law, calling it an “extremist ban”… “about punishing and controlling women.” It’s high time we call Goliath’s bluff and move full speed ahead on overturning Roe.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
In February, the Mississippi state Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is typically between six to seven weeks gestation.
On Thursday, Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law, sending out a tweet containing a video of him signing the bill. The text of the tweet reads: “I have signed S.B. 2116, the Fetal Heartbeat Bill, thanks to the work of the Mississippi Legislature, Lt. Gov. @tatereeves, and Speaker @PhilipGunnMS. It is now law.”
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) March 21, 2019
In a response to a tweet from the Center for Reproductive Rights, which has threatened to file a lawsuit against the law, Bryant tweeted:
We will all answer to the good Lord one day. I will say in this instance, “I fought for the lives of innocent babies, even under threat of legal action.”
Socialist presidential contender Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is demanding New Zealand-style gun control in the United States. Bernie tweeted: “This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA, and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States.” New Zealand’s knee-jerk reaction to a racist terrorist attack against Muslims resulted in a successful rush to ban scary-looking rifles-“high-capacity, military-style” guns. Memo to Bernie: These regulations would have affected only two of the five lawfully owned firearms in possession of the Christchurch shooter during the attack, and that assumes the shooter would have been inclined to obey the law.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Socialist presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders reacted to the New Zealand gun ban by calling for similar ban in the U.S.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a ban on military style semi-automatic rifles, assault rifles, “high capacity” magazines, and certain gun parts. The Christchurch attacker had five guns in his possession at the time of his attacks, two of the five were semiautomatic.
Sanders tweeted in response to New Zealand’s ban:
This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like. We must follow New Zealand’s lead, take on the NRA and ban the sale and distribution of assault weapons in the United States. https://t.co/lSAisDG9Ur
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 21, 2019
Sanders’ tweet continues the promulgation of the myth that banning a certain type of firearm will make us safer. However, Department of Justice reports make two things clear: First, the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban did not reduce crime. Secondly, “Assault weapons” are not the gun of choice for criminals.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was caught on video refusing to support legislation that would protect babies who survive abortions, saying he trusts “women to make their own decisions about their own bodies.” The question in reference to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act: “Would you support this bill that does not in any way limit abortion. It simply seeks to keep babies alive that have been born alive?” The legislation would simply require that the same effort be made to save the baby’s life as would be made to save any other life. For Beto, that’s apparently a bridge too far when your priority is “women’s own bodies”… despite that the legislation has absolutely nothing to do with the mother’s body.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke refused to voice support on Wednesday for a law that would protect babies who are born alive after surviving an abortion.
O’Rourke, who made the remarks in response to a question from a student at Plymouth State University, refused to signal support for the bill and instead deflected to saying that he trusts “women to make their own decisions about their own bodies.”
“Thank you for being here,” the student began. “You gave me a good excuse to be out of school. I wanted to ask you about a recent bill that just went through the Senate about two weeks ago and the bill was that if an abortion was performed on a viable fetus and the fetus survived the abortion the doctor would then be compelled to give that living baby the same care as any other pregnancy baby that came out and put that baby through the care.”
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 with the Trump administration Tuesday that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation regardless of when or if prison sentences have been served. The case was brought by the ACLU, which argued that the federal government cannot exceed the strict 24-hour time limit on detentions of illegal immigrants pending deportation following release from prison.” As we have held time and again, an official’s crucial duties are better carried out late than never,” Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority. This is a major victory for Trump in the battle with Congress over the emergency declaration amid a massive upsurge in illegal crossings in recent months.
Here’s more from The Daily Caller…
A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation long after they serve prison sentences for criminal convictions.
The ACLU had argued that federal law imposes a strict time limit on when government officials can detain aliens for deportation after they are released from jail.
Thousands of noncitizens could be affected by Tuesday’s ruling.
The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in a dispute over the federal government’s power to arrest certain noncitizens who commit crimes and hold them in immigration jails before a deportation proceeding.
The five to four decision was met with a vigorous dissent from the Court’s liberal bloc led by Justice Stephen Breyer, who said the majority was enabling the detention and possible deportation of foreign nationals for minor crimes they committed in the distant past.
In the wake of Colorado joining the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (MA) is throwing her support behind Left wing agenda to abolish the Electoral College system. According to The Hill, Warren told attendees at a Mississippi town hall on Monday that “every vote matters.” She couched it in terms of candidates ignoring such states as California and Mississippi and focusing on the battleground states, such as Florida, Texas, and Virginia. Similar pushes to abolish the system put into place by our Founding Fathers to prevent mob rule have also been attacked by socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who has already called for a “reassessment” of the Electoral College. Memo to the Left: we’re not fooled by your faux populism. No Electoral College means the most populous states (mostly blue) decide the president; smaller states (largely rural red) get the shaft. Thanks but no thanks.
Here’s more from The Hill…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday called for abolishing the Electoral College and moving to a national popular vote for presidential elections.
Warren, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, said during a CNN town hall in Mississippi that her view “is that every vote matters.”
“And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the Electoral College,” she added.
Warren added that she wanted to push the message in Mississippi because, during a general election, “candidates don’t come to places like Mississippi” or other non-swing states.”
America is so racist that Beto thinks babies need a bailout. During a meet-and-greet in Iowa, 2020 contender Beto O’Rourke disputed claims that he’s a socialist, saying, “I consider myself a capitalist,” but then he went on to say that America’s capitalist economy is “racist.” Beto also acknowledged that “government intervention or policy alone” isn’t enough to address America’s “historic challenges” and what is “clearly an imperfect, unfair, unjust, and racist capitalist economy.” One solution he put forth appears to be borrowed from fellow Democratic candidate Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ): to give infants a “a baby bond” as a way to address the wealth, income, and opportunity disparity “between white America and black America.” In other words, Beto endorses another government handout. Apparently, federal entitlements should now also be part of the cradle-to-grave nanny state.
Here’s more from Politico…
Beto O’Rourke said Friday that America’s capitalist economy is “racist,” while he praised a proposal to give infants so-called baby bonds to address systemic inequalities.
Responding to a question at a meet-and-greet in Iowa about whether he is a socialist, O’Rourke reiterated that “I consider myself a capitalist” and said capitalism is necessary to meet myriad “historic challenges” facing the country.
“It won’t be government intervention or policy alone that makes it possible,” he said.
However, O’Rourke added at a coffee shop here, “Having said that, it is clearly an imperfect, unfair, unjust and racist capitalist economy.”
On Friday, O’Rourke lamented “the disparity in wealth accumulation between white America and black America” and spoke favorably about a proposal to give infants a “baby bond” of hundreds of thousands of dollars at birth — mirroring a bill Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has introduced.
Not the sharpest critical thinker, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) immediately used the New Zealand mosque shooting as an excuse to go after the NRA for offering thoughts and prayers. “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe? [Thoughts and prayers are] used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies.” Memo to AOC: New Zealand has some of the strongest gun control laws in the world.
Here’s more from The Hill…
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday tore into the National Rifle Association (NRA) after at least one gunman opened fire at two New Zealand mosques, leaving at least 49 people dead.
The New York lawmaker condemned the fatal attack on Twitter, focusing her message on the American gun group.
“At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,’” the lawmaker wrote, citing the deadly shootings at a Charleston, S.C., church, a Pittsburgh synagogue and a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church.
“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” She added.
Ocasio-Cortez noted that “thoughts and prayers” is a reference to the NRA phrase she says is “used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies.”
In a recent interview, former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik reported that FBI agents are “scared to death” to criticize partisan and political corruption within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Kerik argued: “Not one of these people has been brought up on criminal charges, or even ethical charges…There is a two-tier system of criminal justice in this country.” Kerik warned that FBI agents themselves are “scared to death” to blow the whistle “because they’re afraid of losing their jobs or they’re afraid of being targeted by the administration.” The bottom line is this: despite pressure from the Trump administration, Obama holdovers in the DOJ have created an environment of fear and intimidation in which true justice is impossible.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Breitbart News that FBI agents are “scared to death” to criticize political corruption and abuses of power at the bureau and broader Department of Justice (DOJ).
Kirk offered his analysis on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight in an interview with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.
Kerik reflected on partisan and political corruption at the FBI and DOJ: “Not one of these people has been brought up on criminal charges, or even ethical charges. McCabe was terminated. Comey was fired. Page is gone. But at the end of the day, there are Americans all over this country that would be sitting in prison right now if they made the same decisions, if they violated the law the way these people did.”
Newly released testimony from ousted FBI agent Peter Strzok reveals that the FBI “did not have access” to Clinton Foundation emails on her secret private server because of a deal “negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.” Specifically, he revealed that he didn’t know if Clinton Foundation emails existed on the server because Hillary’s lawyers and the DOJ inked a deal preventing investigators from searching Clinton Foundation emails in the course of their investigation of the mishandling of classified information. In other words, incriminating information was not subject to investigation. Contrast that with the FBI’s investigation of virtually anything and anyone associated with Donald Trump.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Fired FBI agent Peter Strzok told Congress last year that the agency “did not have access” to Clinton Foundation emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server because of a consent agreement “negotiated between the Department of Justice attorneys and counsel for Clinton.”
That agreement was revealed in newly released congressional transcripts from Strzok’s closed-door testimony at the House Judiciary Committee on June 27, 2018.
When asked by then-majority general counsel Zachary Somers if “the Clinton Foundation was on the server”, Strzok testified that he believed it was “on one of the servers, if not the others.” But Strzok stressed that due to an agreement between the DOJ and Clinton, they were not allowed to search Clinton Foundation emails for information that could help in their investigation.