Big govt, Elections, Politics

Biden Praises “Courageous” Antifa

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his presidential bid Thursday, praising the violent anti-conservative group Antifa. Spinning the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville to his political advantage, Biden admonished that it was wrong to draw a moral equivalent between white nationalist groups and their opposition, such as Antifa, describing them as “a courageous group of Americans.” Predictably, Biden used the opportunity to refer to President Trump essentially as a racist. In so doing, Biden has tipped his hand to a likely strategy to tack Left in hopes of peeling off enough of the fringe Left votes from the gaggle of also ran Leftists in the Democratic camp. And he’ll do so to his peril by offending enough of the political center to leave Trump’s 2016 base intact.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Antifa in a video announcing his presidential bid Thursday, characterizing the group as “courageous” and saying it’s wrong to draw a moral equivalence between white nationalist groups and those opposing them.

The violent methods of Antifa are well documented. The nebulous group often uses these violent means against peaceful conservative speakers, benign free speech advocates, and even journalists.

In a retelling of the events at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Biden describes the white nationalists as having “crazed faces, illuminated by torches, veins bulging and baring the fangs of racism,” but describes the Antifa members who engaged violently with them as “a courageous group of Americans.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Clinton Emails Found Stashed in Obama White House

Former top FBI official Bill Priestap testified as part of a court-ordered discovery that a cache of Hillary’s private emails were unearthed by the FBI in the Executive Office of the President. The bombshell admission, years after the fact, comes in the wake of a Judicial Watch lawsuit demanding more details on the Clinton secret server investigation that ultimately exonerated the former First Lady. “This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people,” detailed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “No wonder Hillary Clinton has thus far skated-Barack Obama is implicated in her email scheme.” Indeed, the crimes and misdemeanors for which Hillary has thus far escaped reprisal are too numerous to count. Here’s a cue for AG Barr to step in on behalf of the rule of law.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A former top FBI official said a repository of Hillary Clinton’s emails was obtained by the Obama White House.

As part of a court-ordered discovery related to Clinton’s unauthorized email server, Bill Priestap was asked by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to identify representatives of Clinton, her State Department staff, and government agencies from which “email repositories were obtained” by the FBI.

He divulged a nonexhaustive list, which included the Executive Office of the President.

Other people mentioned were former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jacob Sullivan, and Justin Cooper, former Clinton information technology staffer Bryan Pagliano, the State Department, Secret Service, and Washington-based law firm Williams and Connolly.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Soros Group Registering 1.4 Million Ex-Felons for 2020

Socialist billionaire George Soros is bankrolling progressive organizations in their schemes to turn Florida blue with the help of nearly 1.4 million ex-felons. The battleground state is already considered on the brink if the voting rights restoration skews the state Left following last year’s passage of Amendment Four… From 2000 to 2010 alone, Soros has used his Open Society Foundation to donate $50 million to the ACLU and nearly $7.5 million to the Brennan Center. For context, Donald Trump won the state with a little over 100,000 votes, or a mere 1.2%. The more important question is whether or not ex-felons will actually bother to vote. It’s hard enough getting those who aren’t felons to show up.

Here’s more form Breitbart…

Progressive organizations, many financed by billionaire activist George Soros, are working overtime to restore voting rights for Florida’s nearly 1.4 million ex-felons as the nation’s biggest swing state seems poised to play a pivotal electoral role in the 2020 presidential race.

The current battle revolves around a Florida state amendment that was passed last year restoring voting rights for felons, with progressive groups opposing a local bill that would require the state’s ex-felons to first pay civil fines and court fees before registering to vote.

Florida’s Amendment Four was approved by voters during last year’s Midterm election.

The heavily Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice based in New York both served as consultants in drafting Amendment Four.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Former Aide: Biden’s 2020 Prep “Half-A**ed”

An ex-aide for former Vice President Joe Biden is far from impressed with the looming 2020 candidacy announcement, revealing “I’ve never seen anything so half-a**ed. They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for president since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.” Biden, who served four terms as a U.S. senator and two terms as former president Barack Obama’s vice president, is expected to announce his official candidacy in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary sometime next week. Biden, along with Bernie Sanders, continues to top the polls as the most likely Democratic nominee and with the best performance against Donald Trump. If the Democrats insist on putting forward an old white guy, good luck wooing the minorities their party claims to champion.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly expected to jump into the 2020 Democrat presidential primary next week ― but some in the Democrat elder’s orbit are worrying that his campaign-in-waiting is already in disarray.

“I’ve never seen anything so half-assed,” one unnamed former Biden aide told TIME. “They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for President since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.”

“The guy’s best day is the day he announces,” another source, described as a Biden “insider,” told the magazine. “Everything after that gets worse.”

While the specific campaign launch date and location is unclear, Biden’s advisers are also said to be considering an early event in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Obama Campaign Manager: “Bernie Can’t Win in 2020”

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and 2012 Obama campaign manager Jim Messina doesn’t think Bernie can beat Trump in 2020. During an interview on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, Messina said the Vermont socialist senator would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” thanks to some Democratic National Committee rules changes, but that would not be enough because Bernie cannot mobilize the moderates needed to win the election. “The three Democrats who have won the presidency in my lifetime-Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama-have been able to do both.” Messina is absolutely correct, but we’re really going to enjoy watching Bernie make the hard sell of socialism to those who aren’t buying it.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Appearing on the Wednesday episode of ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, former deputy chief of staff and 2012 campaign manager for President Barack Obama, Jim Messina, stated that he doesn’t believe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can beat Trump in 2020.

Messina first noted that Sanders would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” in the Democratic primaries due in part to his team, which, “over the last four years, in delegate meeting after delegate meeting, and DNC meeting after DNC meeting … got the rules changed in a way that really, really helps [Sanders].”

When host Jonathan Karl asked what it would mean for the Democrats to nominate Bernie Sanders, Messina spoke about the internal struggle currently roiling the candidates, which has to do with the direction in which to take the party.

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Big govt, Courts, Media, Politics

BuzzFeed “Bombshell” Shredded by Mueller Report

On Jan. 18, a now infamous BuzzFeed story erroneously revealed that estranged Trump attorney Michael Cohen “told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie-by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did-in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.” What BuzzFeed called “the first known example of Trump explicitly telling a subordinate to lie directly about his own dealings with Russia” has now been decisively debunked by Robert Mueller’s report. According to the report, “Cohen said that he and the President did not explicitly discuss whether Cohen’s testimony about the Trump Tower Moscow project would be or was false, and the President did not direct him to provide false testimony. Cohen also said he did not tell the President about the specifics of his planned testimony.” BuzzFeed’s dubious Leftist smear campaign has been exposed for everyone to see. Precisely no one can believe anything they report ever again. In other words, welcome to the MSNBC Club for Dezinformatsiya.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation directly contradicts an explosive BuzzFeed story that claimed Mueller had evidence President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen, his former attorney, to lie to Congress about a potential Moscow real estate deal.

The Jan. 18 BuzzFeed story claimed that Cohen “told the special counsel that after the election, the president personally instructed him to lie — by claiming that negotiations ended months earlier than they actually did — in order to obscure Trump’s involvement.”

The story claimed that Mueller’s office “learned about Trump’s directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. Cohen then acknowledged those instructions during his interviews with that office.”

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

AG Barr Defies Dems, Releases Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr ignored House Democrats’ demand to keep the Mueller Report under wraps, choosing instead to unveil it Thursday morning. As late as Wednesday, a group of House Democrats begged Barr not to hold the press conference, calling it “unnecessary and inappropriate” and “designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it.” In reality, it’s more likely that the Left did not want to lose their latest opportunity to perpetuate a new “cover up” collusion conspiracy theory to dog President Trump in the run-up to 2020. Democrats’ silver bullet strategy has gone up in smoke before their eyes, and now they’ll be forced to campaign on the merit of their ideas, which, of course, is something they can’t do so well.

Here’s more from The Hill…

A group of House Democrats on Wednesday called for Attorney General William Barr to cancel his planned press conference Thursday morning ahead of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“The Department of Justice announced today that the Attorney General will hold a press conference tomorrow morning before Congress has even seen Special Counsel Mueller’s report,” they said in a statement.

“This press conference, which apparently will not include Special Counsel Mueller, is unnecessary and inappropriate, and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it,” they continued.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Leftist “Shadowy” Dark Money Rigging Elections

Millions of dollars from the seemingly limitless left-wing organizations and individuals are pouring in for the common cause of defeating President Trump in 2020. According to a report: “Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash.” The “hydra-like” network raked in $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2017 to promote a left-wing agenda. Worse, if the four “sister” groups were tallied as one, it would be the 22nd largest public charity in America, higher even than the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and Clinton Foundation. We might even say there is a vast left-wing conspiracy that has been conspiring against Donald Trump since the day he announced for president…which might sound a bit familiar Hillary was unavailable for comment on this story.

Here’s more from Fox News…

An expansive network of “shadowy” dark money donors has grown to rival the influence of the conservative Koch network — pumping millions into left-wing causes ranging from health care to climate change to abortion — all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News.

The report, by conservative watchdog Capital Research Center, describes a band of nonprofits operating under the banner of Washington-based philanthropy company Arabella Advisors. Those “pop up groups” are housed in four Arabella-controlled “sister” nonprofits, according to the report: the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, Hopewell Fund and Windward Fund.

“Together, these groups form an interlocking network of ‘dark money’ pop-up groups and other fiscally sponsored projects, all afloat in a half-billion-dollar ocean of cash,” the report says. “The real puppeteer, though, is Arabella Advisors, which has managed to largely conceal its role in coordinating so much of the professional Left’s infrastructure under a mask of ‘philanthropy.’”

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Big govt, Politics

Obama Holdovers Attack Each Other

Lost without their leader, Obama-era Chemical Safety Board (CSB) members are now attacking each other. According to a March 22 memo, two members of the board scheduled an “URGENT” vote to outmaneuver another in planning its budget for the secretive organization charged with investigating toxic chemical accidents. Its Acting General Counsel Thomas Zoeller even kept budget documents and discussions secret from another board member. All current board members were Obama appointees. It’s just one more example of what’s been happening across the board whether in the EPA, the IRS, or the FBI. When the lights get turned on, the rats begin to scurry about and eat their own.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Chemical Safety Board (CSB) member Manuel Ehrlich turned on his fellow board members in a March 22 memo for forcing through a budget proposal without consulting him.

CSB board members Rick Engler and Kristen Kulinowski declared an “URGENT” vote and passed a proposed operating budget for 2020 on March 6. The two members passed the budget with minimum warning to Ehrlich and without him being present for the vote by declaring the vote urgent. All sitting board members were appointed by former President Barack Obama. (RELATED: Exclusive: ‘This Place Is So Toxic’: Chemical Safety Board Employees Berate Management Over Secrecy)

The CSB is an independent agency responsible for investigating accidents involving toxic chemicals, most often at places like refineries and chemical plants. It is allowed to propose its own budget outside of the White House’s annual proposed budget for executive agencies.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Lindsey Graham Preps Crackdown on Migrant Flood

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is shifting the fight from the border security stalemate to one focused on revisiting America’s asylum laws, revealing his plan during a Fox News interview on Sunday. “I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it…The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border. Now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop.” Graham is specifically focused on changing the law to allow immigration authorities to send migrant children back to their home countries in Central America, something currently limited to contiguous countries, such as Canada and Mexico. One might imagine that such an idea states the obvious, but common sense isn’t all that common anymore. Whether or not anything at all happens in DC, regardless of the conviction, remains to be seen. We’re not holding our breath.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to introduce a legislative package that would change the country’s asylum laws in an effort to stem the influx of migrants crossing the southern border.

The South Carolina Republican revealed his immigration plan during an interview Sunday.

“I’m tired of talking about this problem. I want to fix it. I think all Americans should want both parties to fix this problem,” Graham told Fox News. “The president has correctly identified the crisis at the border, now it’s time to have a legislative solution. You need to change our laws for this to stop, so I’ll be introducing a package — and hopefully with Democratic support — that will change our asylum laws. Ninety percent of the people apply for asylum never make it, so the standard needs to change.”

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Graham said he plans to put together the legislative package once Congress returns to Washington, D.C., from recess on April 29. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham helms, will then mark up the measure, he said.

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