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Deep State / Government Corruption / Russian Collusion:
The FBI agent who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia — because he sent anti-Trump messages to a colleague — oversaw the bureau’s interviews with ousted National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, Fox News confirmed on Monday.
A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised then-acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.
The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.”
He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”
The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday will begin writing a resolution holding top FBI officials in contempt of Congress after the agency missed a Monday deadline to turn over key evidence the committee has been seeking for months.
“We are moving forward with the contempt resolution,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told the Washington Examiner Tuesday morning. He added that the panel is still negotiating with FBI and Justice Department officials to get the requested documents.
The Trump administration is reportedly weighing proposals for a global, private spy network that would evade U.S. intelligence agencies and report directly to the White House and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
The plans have been developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and CIA veteran John R. Maguire, with help from Oliver North, who played a prominent role in the Iran Contra scandal, The Intercept reported late Monday.
Judicial Watch Weekly Update: Deep State Russia Meddling Cover-Up
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Fox News Channel discussing the documents Judicial Watch received from the DOJ regarding the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting.
In The News:
A police officer in San Marcos, Texas, was shot and killed Monday afternoon when he was serving a warrant, police said.
Officer Ken Copeland, a veteran of the San Marcos Police Department since March 1998, was serving a warrant in the El Camino Real subdivison of the city when he was fatally shot, Police Chief Chase Stapp confirmed during a press conference Monday night.
Two sisters thought to have been in the care of the leader of polygamous sect have been recovered safely from a storage receptacle—though law enforcement said given freezing temperatures overnight it was unlikely the pair would have survived were it not for their timely rescue.
Self-proclaimed cult leader Samuel Shaffer, who was believed to have been given the children by their father, has been taken into custody by the sheriff’s department in Iron County, Utah, in connection with the incident.
CLAY CENTER, Nebraska — Nebraska state troopers have blocked off access to a rural area southeast of town where they are investigating the death of 24-year-old Lincoln resident Sydney Loofe.
Police say they suspect foul play in Loofe’s death. Loofe had been missing since mid-November.
MOORE, Okla. – Days after a former Oklahoma state senator pleaded guilty to federal child sex trafficking, police released body cam footage of the call that led the elected official to be charged with sex crimes by the state.
The anthem protests begun by Colin Kaepernick last year, presented the NFL with a critical decision: Choose the side of the anthem protesters. Or choose the fans and customers of their game, who don’t want the sport polluted by politics.
The NFL recently agreed to spend nearly $90 million dollars over the next seven years, to various organizations connected with social justice causes. Several of those groups, have deep connections to billionaire liberal activist George Soros.
The NFL agreement with the players, which includes no requirement that the player protests end, will send cash to Soros-connected groups such as Dream Corps, Center for American Progress, and Campaign for Fair Sentencing.
Government / Politics / Waste / Corruption:
Currently facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, veteran Congressman Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., announced he is retiring today.
Conyers, 88, confirmed the news on the Mildred Gaddis radio show, calling in from a hospital in Detroit recovering for a stress-related illness.
“I am retiring today,” Conyers said.
Conyers’ attorney, Arnold Reed, confirmed to ABC News that the lawmaker meant retiring effective immediately.
A congressional office in 2006 reportedly brokered a financial settlement between New York Democratic Rep. Gregory Meeks and a staffer who says she was fired in retaliation for reporting that she was sexually assaulted at a business connected to a campaign contributor.
The Justice Department spent $6.7 million on its probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election in the four-and-a-half months after special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, according to a report released Tuesday.
Of the total, only $3.2 million was spent directly by Mueller on salaries, travel, rent and equipment through September.
The U.S. Navy has wasted roughly $4 billion in taxpayer money over the past six years due to the repeated failure by Congress to pass a budget that fully funds the military, the secretary of the service said Monday.
“Since 2011, we have put $4 billion in a trashcan, poured lighter fluid on top of it, and burned it,” Sec. Richard Spencer said in remarks at the U.S. Naval Institute’s Defense Forum in Washington.
“It’s enough money that it can buy us the additional capacity and capability that we need. Instead, that $4 billion of taxpayer money has been lost because of inefficiencies [caused by] continuing resolutions,” he added.
A leftist nonprofit that offered to pay the legal and transportation expenses of tax reform protestors receives tens of millions of dollars from the government, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The New York City-based group, Housing Works, describes itself as a “healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.” Its mission is to end homelessness and AIDS through advocacy, lifesaving services and businesses that sustain the efforts.
Last week, Housing Works organized a big demonstration in Washington D.C. to protest the Republican tax overhaul and the group plans to return to the Capitol this week to try to keep the measure from passing. A D.C.-based news publication obtained an internal email that reveals Housing Works encouraged supporters to commit illegal behavior. “We will transport, house and feed you, and deal with all legal support,” reads the email to supporters. “Caveat: if you are far away from DC and expensive to transport, we can probably only fly you if you can risk arrest.” Next to the message is a link to sign up. The group described the protests like this: “The Rs voted and fled the room, but were snagged by reporters in the hallway, surrounded by bird-doggers, and shamed for their disgraceful votes.”
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has killed six people and wounded eight others near the Afghan border.
Several people have been injured in Germany after a passenger train crashed into a freight train in Duesseldorf, police said Tuesday.
The crash reportedly happened near the train station in Meerbusch, about 5 miles northwest of Duesseldorf.
President Donald Trump called the leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan and Egypt on Tuesday to inform them of his intention to move the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, 22 years after the US Congress called on the White House to do just that.
In rejecting the attempt to end the lawsuit, presiding Superior Court Judge Harold Kahn wrote there is “sufficient support at this stage of the case for Ms. Cerletti’s allegation that the Sheriff’s policy prohibiting or restricting release information about suspected priority aliens stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment of Congress’ asserted purpose of enabling federal immigration officials to gain access to inmates who may have violated federal immigration laws.” The lawsuit may now proceed to discovery.
“As Kate Steinle’s death tragically demonstrates, San Francisco’s sanctuary policy is dangerous and illegal,” stated Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “We hope our taxpayer lawsuit can end San Francisco’s unlawful sanctuary policy before more lives are needlessly lost.”
Commentary / Opinion:
Asked to discuss the establishment’s “nullification process” to undermine the Trump presidency, Hannity said, “I think the only way to stop it is all of us and all of the people that mobilized in 2016 to get back, organized, fighting every day.”
He went on to speak about the corruption of the “deep state,” which he defined as “those people within the government, a sort of shadow government within the government that have been leaking,” as in the case of General Flynn. “They destroyed this man’s life,” said Hannity.
Hannity went through the various connections between all the players behind the scenes that have worked together to try to undermine the Trump presidency. “What we’ve now done is criminalize political differences,” he said, calling it “a silent coup.”
There is a verse in the Jeremiah 51 that says, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts, and they shall lift up a battle cry against you.” This is about Babylon falling to invaders as judgment for how Babylon treated God’s people. Today, the United States faces a similar situation as did Babylon—invaders who will lift a battle cry against us. It is a self-inflicted condition because of past presidents allowing immigration and even colonization of our country by those who would violently overthrow it. All in the name of political correctness, even the false narrative that Islam is the religion of peace—basically the most violent religion known to mankind. That is all changing under the current President.
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