Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) did not mince words during an interview with CNN Saturday, revealing “The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet.” “This” being the nearly 70,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014. On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed nearly 2,000 minors were separated from guardians at the
Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) did not mince words during an interview with CNN Saturday, revealing “The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet.”
“This” being the nearly 70,000 unaccompanied minors apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2014.
On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed nearly 2,000 minors were separated from guardians at the border between April 19 and May 31–2,000 in roughly 6 weeks!
The separation is due to Obama era rules that of-age illegal immigrants cannot be prosecuted when accompanied by minors and who are to be housed by Health and Human Services in a sort of legal status limbo while the cases play out.
The Obama-era separations were no doubt kept quiet with the help of the MSM along with the pictures of minors and self-proclaimed minors in detention facilities.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, said the Obama administration attempted to keep “quiet” about how many unaccompanied minors were crossing the border and that children were being held in detention centers.
“There were large numbers of people coming in,” Cuellar said in an interview with CNN on Saturday. “The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet.”
According to the Washington Post, nearly 70,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the border in 2014.
The comments come after the Department of Homeland Security confirmed Friday that nearly 2,000 minors were separated from guardians at the border since the Trump administration started enforcing a zero-tolerance policy to prosecute all illegal immigrants.
As revealed in the Inspector General’s report on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, America — the shining beacon for democratic freedom, equality and justice — has a big problem particularly when it comes to the not-so-blind ‘Lady Justice’ swimming in a political swamp festering with blatant bias, unprofessionalism and assumptions of innocence no matter what.
Or in the words of agents’ texts, the investigation was “a lot of work and bullsh*t for a political exercise,” and “no one at DOJ is going to prosecute.”
But was any one really surprised?
Here’s more from PJ Media…
Despite misleading headlines, the inspector general’s report on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails shows a powerful law enforcement agency hobbled by bias and dishonesty. The press has seized on the IG’s statement that he “did not find documentary or testimonial evidence that improper considerations, including political bias, directly affected the specific investigative decisions we reviewed.” But that is simply Inspector Generalese for, “No one confessed or left a paper trail.”
In fact, several agents expressed a toxic hatred of Donald Trump and even, as one employee texted, a conviction that all Trump supporters were “poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS.” The entire investigation seems to have taken place under the assumption that Hillary would not be prosecuted and that investigators were just going through the motions as political kabuki. Even James Comey’s “insubordinate” decision to announce his conclusions in July of 2016 was taken to create “a sense of justice more broadly in the country—that things are fair not fixed.”
In an op-ed this week, former FBI official Chris Sweckers argued the Inspector General report on the FBI’s Hillary email investigation ignored the obvious: ‘jarring’ political bias by Comey and his team.
He pointed out flatly: “This is like saying 1+1 = 0.” From secret, illegal gifts from journalists raising red flags for leaking incentives to lovers’ texts to keep Trump from winning, the IG report comes off as a bureaucratic ‘necessary’ gesture of double-speak rather than a genuine analysis of the facts to those actually held to the rule of law and punished accordingly.
James Comey presided over a rogue agency that was politically motivated if anything.
And people ought to go to jail. Soon.
Here’s more from Fox News…
The report on the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation issued Thursday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz confirms the gross misconduct of fired FBI Director James Comey, but – incredibly – fails to find any political bias in the actions of Comey and his inner circle.
Yet the political bias by Comey and his team was there and is obvious.
In some ways, the IG report resembles the notorious news conference that Comey held in July 2016 that both excoriated and exonerated Clinton for her improper and irresponsible use of a personal email server to handle official State Department business while she was secretary of state in the Obama administration.
Clinton used her mobile phone for sensitive calls with President Obama while on foreign soil. She transmitted unencrypted classified documents using her personal email account through her personal server. By her actions, she blatantly violated State Department policies and jeopardized our national security, leaving her communications wide open to cyberespionage.
The hits on the FBI keep coming, and it should be no surprise.
First out of the gate were more revelations from Inspector General Horowitz’s report which demonstrated that, while James Comey was not politically motivated, he did in fact break FBI protocol and procedure during the Hillary investigation.
To which everyone replied, “Duh. We knew that already.”
But if his motivation wasn’t political, what was it?
That aside, the bombshell came in the form of yet another release of a text message exchanges between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
During one exchange they discussed whether Trump will win the presidency. Strzok replied imperatively: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”
So at this point, whether Comey was politically motivated is irrelevant.
His subordinates emphatically were, so the practical implications are sufficient to prove a bureau gone rogue.
Jail time cometh.
Here’s more from Daily Wire…
Buried in the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report – a report that found no political bias in the actions of the FBI during the Hillary investigation – is one massive bombshell: a text from FBI agent Peter Strzok to his lover, FBI agent Lisa Page. Here’s the insane exchange, circa August 2016:
Page: [Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!
Strzok: No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.
WE’LL STOP IT?
How in the world could an FBI agent – and not just an FBI agent, but a key, high-ranking FBI agent involved in both the Hillary Clinton investigation and the Russian election interference investigation – text this? And more importantly, how could the IG then find that no political bias was present in the actions of the FBI? Finally, why didn’t the DOJ turn over this text to Congress? What possible excuse could there be for that that isn’t related to a corrupt attempt to protect their institution above the truth?
A few weeks ago we reported on the effort to get a proposal on the November ballot that would split California into three separate states.
This week that measure has officially been added to the ballot.
It’s a major step toward dividing the Left Coast into common sense geopolitical constituencies which otherwise have been mashed up like the Balkans after WWI.
It’s a fantastic idea which would also dice up the heavy political weight that California has been throwing around in presidential elections.
Now for the bad news. According to recent polls, 72% of California voters oppose the idea.
And even if by some miracle it passes, it still needs approval by the overwhelmingly leftist legislature.
In short, it’s more likely we’ll see the Second Coming than witness the break-up of the People’s Republic of California.
Here’s more from Fox News…
An initiative to divide California into three states has received enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot, the California secretary of state’s office confirmed Tuesday.
The three-states campaign, dubbed “Cal-3,” submitted more than 600,000 signatures.
Tim Draper, a billionaire Silicon Valley venture capital investor, sponsored the ballot measure to divide America’s most populous state into three jurisdictions, the Mercury News of San Jose, Calif., reported.
— California would be made up of six mainly coastal counties, including Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
— Northern California would include 40 counties from Santa Cruz to the Oregon border, including San Francisco and Sacramento, the state’s current capital.
— Southern California would comprise 12 counties, including Fresno, Kern, Orange and San Diego counties.
“California government has rotted,” Draper told the Mercury News last month. “We need to empower our population to improve their government.”
It’s a tad bittersweet this week after the Supreme Court decided that it might be a good idea to let states remove non-voters from their voter registration rolls.
The problem is the decision hung on a 5-4 vote.
Apparently, four justices didn’t think it prudent to remove people who’ve died, moved or are also registered in other states.
In fact, the problem is so massive that Pew estimates as many as 24 million voters are improperly registered across the nation.
That’s a big deal, and it comes as no surprise that the left has been blocking efforts both to clean up the rolls and to institute voter ID requirements.
The reason is obvious: voter fraud.
But when the rule of law and clean elections only get five votes from SCOTUS, it’s not a good sign.
Here’s more from Daily Signal…
Can a state take reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of its voter rolls by removing people who have left the jurisdiction?
On Monday, by a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court answered “yes,” affirming an Ohio law allowing for the removal of voters who have left the state.
The opinion in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, written by Justice Samuel Alito, and joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch, is a major win for voters, who have an interest not only in ensuring that states offer sufficient opportunities to register, but also that they take steps to ensure the integrity of the electoral process.
A critical part of that process is guaranteeing that voter registration records are accurate and up-to-date, a task with which many states seem to be struggling. According to one 2012 Pew study, 24 million voter registrations nationwide—one out of every eight—are inaccurate or outdated, and some 2.8 million voters are registered in two or more states.
San Fran Nan is at it again with her policy towards President Trump: no good deed goes unpunished. First, the tax reform deal offered taxpayers ‘crumbs’, and now the NK Nuclear Summit is apparently ‘conceding too much’.
Regardless of one’s position on Trump, there’s no way to discount how huge this is.
George W. Bush warned the world of the threat from the ‘Axis of Evil’, which in roughly 18 months has been largely neutralized.
And let’s not forget that Pelosi praised President Obama’s Iran Deal as a ‘masterpiece’ despite that it gave away billions of taxpayer dollars (illegally) and virtually zero accountability to promises of non-proliferation and halted development of nuclear weapons.
Note to Pelosi: last time a Republican president had a major victory in foreign affairs, his party won a landslide in the November elections.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) trashed President Donald Trump’s diplomatic efforts Tuesday at a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in Singapore, claiming he had conceded too much to the regime.
The would-be Speaker of the House also complained that Trump had insulted American allies and sidelined the experts at the State Department.
Pelosi’s full statement, as reported by Alex Moe of NBC News, is as follows:
Nuclear nonproliferation is a pillar of America’s national security. We respect any serious and real diplomatic efforts to achieve that goal on the Korean peninsula. Apparently, the President just handed Kim Jong-un concessions in exchange for vague promises that do not approach a clear and comprehensive pathway to denuclearization and non-proliferation.
In his haste to reach an agreement, President Trump elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime’s status quo. The millions of families currently living in fear of nuclear weapons in the region deserve strong and smart leadership built-in diplomacy and engagement with our regional partners and allies.
The president’s marginalization of the State Department and his habitual disparaging of our allies as demonstrated at the G7 Forum hinders a lasting, stable pathway to peace.
Given the loud sucking sound coming from the utter void of leadership at the Democrat National Committee, it comes as no surprise that Barack Obama is still the defacto leader of the party.
Since Hillary’s abysmal, surprise loss in the 2016 election, precisely no one wants to look to her for advice on how to win.
And the present leaders of the DNC are nothing more than stand-ins for Obama.
So, that might explain why Obama is holding secret meetings in his post-presidential limelight office with prospective Democrat candidates on strategies that might prove to overcome Donald Trump in 2020.
Among those candidates, according to reports, are Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick, Bernie Sanders and Joe ‘BFD’ Biden.
The bottom line is this: Democrats have no plan for the future, so the old one is the only game in town.
And now that they’ve gotten a taste of what ‘change’ means to Obama, the after-taste leaves much wanting.
Here’s more from Politico…
Barack Obama has in recent months met with at least nine prospective 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Deval Patrick, pulling them in for one-on-one sessions at his Washington office.
All the meetings were arranged quietly, without even some close advisers to the people involved being told of the conversations, in part because of how much Obama bristles at his private meetings becoming public knowledge. All have been confirmed to POLITICO by multiple people who have been briefed on the secretive sit-downs.
The meetings have been at Obama’s personal office on the third floor of the World Wildlife Fund building in D.C.’s West End neighborhood, and they show how a stream of ambitious, searching politicians are looking for guidance and support from the man who has remained the reluctant leader of the Democratic Party, eager to be involved, though not directly. He’s not making any promises of support, though, and is not expected to endorse in the 2020 race until after a nominee has emerged.
Last week we brought you news of a town in Illinois poised to execute a new regulation which forces all residents to turn in their semi-automatic weapons to town authorities.
Now the Illinois state legislature has sent a bill to the governor that, if signed, would allow authorities to seize guns from anyone deemed to be a ‘danger to themselves’ or others.
But ‘danger’ is open to interpretation and, of course, it’s the state doing the interpreting. But counties are beginning to fight back.
Effingham County Board members voted recently to declare their county a ‘gun sanctuary’ in which they have barred county police from enforcing any anti-gun edicts from the state that are in violation of the 2nd Amendment.
And reportedly at least 50 other rural counties in the state have requested information on how to pass similar declarations.
Big cities beware; rural folks may be smaller in number, but they’re well armed and mad as hell.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
David Campbell is one of the people who started the gun sanctuary movement that is moving into Oregon after sweeping through the rural counties of Illinois.
Campbell, a member of the Effingham County Board in rural Illinois, wasn’t happy to learn the state’s General Assembly was working on gun-control legislation that he considered to be unconstitutional. Campbell decided to do what county board members do best.
He wrote a resolution.
The Effingham board adopted his resolution April 16. It declared Effingham County to be a gun “sanctuary” where county employees — like sheriff’s deputies — were prohibited from enforcing gun laws deemed unconstitutional.
WCRB-TV reported Campbell admitted to local prosecutor Bryan Kibler that he chose the word “sanctuary” because it was being used by more liberal government bodies, like the Chicago City Council, to protect illegal immigrants.
This week’s Non Compos Mentis Award goes jointly to the Department of Health & Human Services (where plenty of Obama holdovers still have jobs) and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin.
HHS is funding a new study at UW to the tune of 350 grand to study contraception for lesbians.
Yep, according to the Washington Free Beacon, professor Jenny Higgins (who claims 20% of women in the US are lesbians) is examining whether “lesbians and bisexuals have ‘barriers’ to ‘adequate contraceptive care’.”
Meanwhile, we’d like to announce that we’re applying for a federal grant to study why federal bureaucrats are statistically likely to waste taxpayer dollars on useless ‘studies’.
We’ll keep you posted on whether we’re approved.
Here’s more from Hotair…
In today’s Taxpayer News You Can Use segment, we bring you a new study coming from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which truly seems to be breaking new scientific ground. I ran across this information at the Free Beacon and at first thought it might be some sort of typo. But it wasn’t. The NIH is spending nearly $350K on a study to follow the habits of a number of women (in various categories) to find out what methods of contraception are “sexually acceptable” to them. That’s not really the startling part. Apparently, there are reports of significant numbers of women who are switching or even discontinuing the use of birth control because they find it to be unsatisfying in some fashion. If that’s the case you’d clearly want to correct that I suppose. Having birth control pills you don’t take seems to be on par with keeping an unloaded gun in your house.
The leading researcher on the project is Jenny Higgins, an associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Higgins specializes in “mixed-methods research on sexuality, gender, and reproductive health—especially people’s use of condoms and other contraceptive methods.”
Higgins is also currently involved with research into sexual minority women, or “people who identify as lesbian, bisexual and queer (among many other things).” She claims 20 percent of the female population in the United States are lesbians or bisexual.
“The overwhelming majority of SMW [sexual minority women] will engage penile-vaginal intercourse at least occasionally,” according to the researcher’s website. “New research suggests that SMW women have an increased risk of unintended pregnancy compared to their heterosexual peers.”
The study is examining “unique barriers” lesbians and bisexuals have to “adequate contraceptive care.”