Big govt, Politics

Andrew McCabe Requests Immunity Before Testifying

We’ve reported previously on how critical an impact Inspector General Horowitz’s report would be in the ongoing investigation into the FBI’s collusion in the presidential election.

And now we’re beginning to get a glimpse of how big that impact may be.

Responding to demands from Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Judiciary Committee concerning its own investigation, the ousted former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe has offered to testify on his role in leaking details of the Hillary investigation to the media.

But before he testifies, says a letter from his attorney, he wants immunity. Um…set aside the 5th Amendment for a second.

That’s pretty darn close to an admission of guilt.

What’s more, if he testifies, that could mean he’ll bring the hammer down on James Comey. This could get interesting.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is seeking immunity in exchange for his testimony related to the Hillary Clinton email probe, something Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said is “very, very unusual.”

An attorney representing McCabe on Tuesday sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) requesting that McCabe be granted immunity in exchange for testimony surrounding the inspector general’s report that he leaked information about the Clinton investigation to the press and lied about it to former FBI Director James Comey.

“I have to tell you, it’s unheard of for the number two person at the FBI saying, ‘You want me to testify? Give me immunity,'” Napolitano said on “Fox & Friends First” on Wednesday.

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Culture, Issues

Report: Planned Parenthood in Massive Abuse Coverup

In addition to the undercover sting videos in 2015 which exposed Planned Parenthood’s heinous fetal body parts business, a new report by Live Action reveals a widespread cover-up of abuse of minors.

According to the report, Planned Parenthood locations across the country were caught failing to report incidents of rape when young girls were brought to clinics for abortions by their abusers.

Girls as young as 13 were ‘miscoded’ in PP’s computer system as pregnant due to consensual relationship. In some cases the abuser was the girl’s father.

Backed by several members of Congress, Live Action has called for a federal investigation by the Department of Health & Human Services.

The time has come to abort Planned Parenthood’s predatory business operation.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

Planned Parenthood has covered up sex abuse for years by failing to report victims who came to its clinics to get abortions.

Live Action, a “media movement dedicated to building a culture of life and ending abortion,” published an investigative report Thursday showing that the abortion organization has been complicit in aiding sex abuse for years and turning a blind eye to abuse so as not to stain its reputation.

Planned Parenthood told a 15-year-old Arizona girl who’d been raped that they wouldn’t report her rape to the police because it was too much of an inconvenience, a 2014 sheriff report shows. The abortion organization maintains that it mistakenly “miscoded” the incident as consensual sex rather than abuse.

In another case, George Savannah raped and impregnated his daughter when she was only 14, 16 and 17 years old, court documents in Washington show. After she became pregnant, he took her to multiple Planned Parenthood clinics to get abortions so that he would not get caught for abusing her daughter. The abortion organization did not report any suspected abuse despite the girl’s young age.

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Issues, Politics, States

Illinois Town to Order Residents to Hand Over Guns

The NRA is going to war over Second Amendment rights against a town which will soon implement a requirement that residents turn over all their semi-automatic weapons.

Deerfield, Illinois, town board voted unanimously back in April to confiscate weapons. Should a citizen refuse, the town will impose a fine of a grand every day.

It’s yet another non compos mentis move by radical leftists who think that disarming law-abiding citizens will end gun crime.

Of course, we need look no further than to Chicago, Illinois — where gun regs are among the most onerous in the nation — easily the top of the list of metro areas for violent gun crimes.

When guns are outlawed only outlaws have guns.

Here’s more from Fox News…

An Illinois town will soon implement an ordinance directing residents to hand in their semi-automatic firearms or face heavy fines.

The Deerfield Village Board voted unanimously in April in favor of an amendment to its gun ordinance to restrict some semi-automatic firearms.

Residents could face fines of up to $1,000 per day if they do not comply with the ordinance.

Current or retired law enforcement personnel are exempt from the law.

Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson explained on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that the town wants to ban firearms such as the AR-15 rifle and other high-capacity magazines.

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Politics

Bill Clinton Admits Obama Got Media Favors

This is of course a dog-bites-man headline.

We all knew Obama was getting the leftist media’s kid-gloves treatment.

He was never questioned despite serial prevarication, flip-flopping and general lack of leadership on things like the ‘red-line’ and alleged ‘most ethical administration’ promises. But that’s par for the course.

What’s most interesting is that Bill Clinton, who also got the kid-gloves treatment, admitted in a recent interview the reason why (aside from being a fellow Democrat) is that “they liked having the first African-American president.”

So here’s a former liberal president who played the race card quite often admitting that the race card is the primary reason Obama wasn’t held to the standard which the media are holding out for President Trump.

Hypocrisy at its finest.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Bill Clinton admitted in an interview on “CBS This Morning” that former President Barack Obama received positive media coverage because of his race.

Washington Times:

“They did treat him [Obama] differently than other Democrats and Republicans,”  Mr. Clinton said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “It was the political press.”

Why? “I don’t know. They liked him. And they liked having the first African-American president, and he was a good president I think,” Mr. Clinton said. “I don’t agree with President Trump’s assessment of his service.”

Perhaps even more damning of the political press than their preferential treatment of Obama because of his race was his acknowledgment that “they liked him.” How can that possibly be relevant to our national “gatekeepers” and “watchdogs,” who are not supposed to show favoritism to any politician regardless of his race or their personal feelings about him?

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Courts, Issues, Politics, States

Liberty Wins: SCOTUS Sides With Colorado Cake Baker

Yet another surprise decision from the Supreme Court yesterday with a 7-2 ruling — yes, two liberals joined the conservative camp — in favor of Colorado cake baker, Jack Phillips.

First, let’s get the facts straight since the left has told a few fibs.

Phillips was not refusing to bake a cake for a customer who happened to be gay. Rather, he refused to take part in a gay wedding, which violated his religious conviction about marriage.

He was otherwise perfectly fine with baking a cake for anyone, regardless of their orientation.

But the left is never content with ‘live and let live’; liberal orthodoxy maintains that we all must agree AND comply…or else.

Thankfully the Supremes disagreed and ruled that toleration is a two-way street.

Folks, we can’t over-estimate how huge this is for religious liberty.

But the fight continues…

Here’s more from Fox News…

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, in one of the most closely watched cases of the term.

In a 7-2 decision, the justices set aside a Colorado court ruling against the baker — while stopping short of deciding the broader issue of whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people. The opinion was penned by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is often the swing justice in tight cases.

The narrow ruling here focused on what the court described as anti-religious bias on the Colorado Civil Rights Commission when it ruled against baker Jack Phillips.

“The Commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion,” Kennedy wrote in his majority opinion.

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Big govt

Oops: FBI Agent Shoots Bar Patron While Dancing

These last twelve months have been a season of discontent for the nation’s top law enforcement agency.

After rolling revelations of obfuscation, obstruction, collusion and general incompetence at the highest levels of the bureau, this weekend demonstrated things aren’t any better at the bottom of the totem pole.

While ‘getting jiggy with it’ at a local bar in Denver over the weekend, a yet-to-be-named undercover FBI agent lost his weapon while performing a backflip.

That was bad enough. Then, whilst attempting to retrieve said weapon from the dance floor, Agent X managed to grab it by the trigger and discharge it.

Rookie mistake.

Luckily the bullet hit only one patron in the leg who was pronounced perfectly fine at the hospital.

Foreheads at agency headquarters are red from all the facepalming lately.

Here’s more from Daily Caller…

An off-duty FBI agent allegedly discharged his firearm in a crowded Denver bar early Saturday, shortly after losing the weapon while crushing a solo routine on the dance floor.

Eyewitness video of the incident — obtained by local ABC affiliate Denver7 — shows a man alleged to be an FBI agent busting out a series of slick freestyle dance moves inside a circle of cheering bar patrons at Mile High Spirits in central Denver.

For a finale, the man crouches into a squat and launches into an awkward backflip, rotating about 180 degrees before landing on his hands and slamming his feet on to the floor. The force of his acrobatics jars loose the pistol tucked into his pants at the small of his back, and it tumbles harmlessly to the floor.

That’s when things go downhill in the blink of an eye.

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Culture, Media, Politics

Bias: Google Search Results Link GOP to ‘Nazism’

In yet another unsurprising revelation, House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy pointed out this weekend that a Google search on the California GOP was turning up results pointing to ‘Nazism’.

Which is just one of several revelations in recent days that demonstrate more than mere coincidental occurrences.

In another instance, Instagram (owned by Facebook) was discovered adding a disclaimer under posts with Donald Trump’s name that warns the post may “encourage behavior that can cause harm and even lead to death.”

The one-sidedness of Silicon Valley liberal elites is feeding the narrative that the Internet isn’t quite as free as we thought, not so long as the uber-left is running it.

But, as is par for their left coast course, any attempt to rein them in will be regarded as ‘fascism’.

Because fairness is only fair so long as it’s applied to the left.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said a Google search that led to results this week saying that the ideology of California’s Republican Party was “Nazism” was “disgusting” and shows an inherent bias from big tech firms in Silicon Valley.

“This was disgusting,” McCarthy told MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt in an interview that aired Saturday. “This is a real concern. The bias has to stop.”

Google blamed the incident on a change to a Wikipedia page about the California GOP that slipped by Google employees to vet information that shows up on searches. But conservatives were still angry, and pointed to several other examples of media bias.

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Big govt, Politics

Bombshell: Report Proves Obama Intervened on Russia Investigation

The Hill’s investigative reporter John Solomon is out with a bombshell report late this week which corroborates the claim that the FBI and the Obama White House were in cahoots on the effort to investigate and surveil the Trump campaign in the months ahead of the election.

According to Solomon, the FBI began spying on the Trump campaign weeks before they had a cause to initiate a formal investigation.

In short, agents were hunting for a reason to justify an investigation.

What’s worse, reveals Solomon, is that the White House was clearly directing the efforts by McCabe and Comey in running the surveillance operation.

He points out that the phrase ‘the White House is running this’ is plainly in the text messages between Strzok and Page.

This is plainly criminal activity at the hands of the highest law enforcement agency in the land.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

The Obama administration tried to take over the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign, The Hill’s John Solomon reported on Fox News Thursday night. And according to Solomon, the FBI began spying on members of the Trump campaign to gather the intelligence that ultimately justified the collusion investigation, weeks or even months before the FBI had a formal predicate.

“That’s very important. The rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation. The predication is July 31, 2016,” Solomon told Fox host Sean Hannity. The investigative reporter said he had sources and documents backing up his claim that he would be making public in his report in The Hill on Friday.

He stressed that informants were making contacts with the Trump officials and providing information to the FBI “much, much earlier than July 31.”

The second part of his bombshell report, Solomon explained, deals with internal FBI communications between former counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, his mistress Lisa Page, and others discussing how the Obama White House was trying to take over the investigation.

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Media, Politics

Trump to Give Full Pardon to Conservative Filmmaker

You may recall, in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential election, Dinesh D’Sousa brought to theaters across the nation a hard-hitting documentary called 2016: Obama’s America.

It was designed to dig into the psyche of the first anti-colonial president of the United States and to paint a picture of what a post-Obama nation might look like should he be reelected.

In hindsight, much of what D’Sousa predicted was accurate. And for his work, he was persecuted by the Obama DOJ with criminal charges of election donation violations.

Though D’Sousa pleaded guilty, these were infractions for which nearly anyone else would have received a slap on the wrist and a fine.

This was clearly an act of political retribution.

But all that will be wiped away this week after President Trump announced he’s giving a full pardon to D’Sousa.

It’s just one more detail of Obama’s legacy that is quickly vanishing.

Here’s more from Western Journal…

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza is expected to receive a full presidential pardon following a 2014 conviction for violating federal campaign finance laws.

In a tweet on Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the latest in a series of controversial pardons that began earlier in his first term than many of his predecessors.

“Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today,” Trump wrote. “He was treated very unfairly by our government!”

Though he pleaded guilty after he was indicted on criminal counts of illegally donating to a campaign and causing false statements to police, D’Souza and many of his fans believe the charges themselves were a form of political retaliation.

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Elections, Politics

2020 Poll Shock: Michelle Obama for President?

Since late last year, President Trump’s polling numbers have continued to improve to well above that of Barack Obama’s at the same point in his first term.

Couple that both with polls showing he’d defeat top-tier Dems in a head-to-head contest and also with the fact the Democrat generic ballot advantage has vanished, and suddenly the November picture is looking rather nice for the GOP.

There’s just one problem: Zogby just released hypothetical numbers showing a match-up between Trump and Obama…Michelle Obama.

She leads him decisively at 48-39. It’s an interesting thought given her refusal to run for Senate but with a strategic non-answer for a potential White House bid.

And with her new book due out just after the November election, we can only speculate.

Here’s more from Hotair.com…

On a slow post-holiday news day, what could be more blogworthy than a (1) 2020 poll (2) from Zogby, of all people, (3) featuring a hypothetical match-up between POTUS and Obama?

Michelle Obama, that is. Not Barack.

Her book, “Becoming,” is due out one week after the midterms in November. Hmmmm.

Since our last poll, Michelle Obama has a comfortable 9% lead-the former first lady beats Trump 48% to 39%, up from 49%-42% in January. The reason for the race favoring Michelle Obama is that the former first lady does make the same inroads that [Bernie] Sanders and [Joe] Biden make with groups that supported the president, such as independents (Obama leads 43% to 32%) and voters without a college degree (Obama leads 46% to 41%), 18-29 year olds (Obama leads 56% to 30%) and voters aged 18-24 (Obama leads 62% to 27%). Trump wins with white voters-48% to 39% and among older voters aged 65+ by double digits, NASCAR fans (Trump wins 53%-37%), and Walmart shoppers (Trump wins 46%-42%). Trump also wins voters in the South (Trump wins 46%-44%) and Central Great Lakes regions (Trump wins 46%-42%) region. A majority of union (58%), east (57%) and west (52%) voters back Michelle Obama much more than the president.

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