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CONTENTS
Trump’s Travel Ban Plainly Excludes Countries Tied To 93% Of All US Terrorism

“Muslim Ban” Media Lie Leads To Enraged Mob Of Mindless Left-Wing Zombies Physically Attacking Trump
Supporter In Broad Daylight

50 Members Of The Republican Study Committee Implore Trump: “Fire The IRS Chief”
Obama Bombed 5 Out Of 7 Countries Trump Banned -- Media Didn't Care
SURPRISE! Muslim Brotherhood Behind Anti-Trump Airport Protests (VIDEO)
BLM Anti-Trump Protest In Seattle: ‘We Need To Start Killing People’
EXCLUSIVE – Islamic State Supporters React Angrily to Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt
Trump Aide Calls Immigration Order A 'Massive Success Story'
Why The Cold War Between Tech CEOs And Trump Is About To Go Nuclear
Trump Defends Travel Ban: 'This Is Not About Religion'

Kellyanne Conway Rages Against "Misinformation" Over Trump's Immigration Order Resistance From Within:

Federal Workers Push Back Against Trump


Neocons McCain & Graham V. Trump On Muslim Immigration Suspension
Conway: Inconvenience For 1% Of Travelers 'Small Price To Pay' For Security
Trump Slams McCain, Graham: "Stop Trying To Start World War III"
No One Talks Of The Diseases Muslims & Hispanics Have
These 'Rogue' White House Accounts Are Just Liberal Bait
Nobody Is Listening To Your Nonsense Anymore! (Video)

When Trump Does Something Right, We Must Back Him As With The Executive Order Ban On Muslims Entering The
US

President Bannon?
Trump’s Bloodless Coup Against America’s Enemies From Within
New Rasmussen Poll Reveals Silent Majority Approves Of Immigration Ban
Obama Moves to Undermine Trump Presidency After Only 10 Days
The Left Is Self-Destructing
Temper Tantrum: USA Today Columnist Demands Brady End Friendship With Trump
Trump Files With FEC For 2020 Election Bid, Outmaneuvers Nonprofit Organizations
Trump Authorizes Congress To Pursue Criminal Charges Against Hillary
BREAKING: Trump Just Ordered Gowdy And Chaffetz Back On Clinton Case To “Go After Everything”
Anti-Trump State Department Staff Oppose His Entry Into America
Progressives Ready All-Out Assault On Trump's Supreme Court Pick
President Trump Exposes McCain And Graham For Trying To Start Word War III
Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Refusal To Enforce 'Extreme Vetting' Order
US CODE - Trump's Ban Is Absolutely Constitutional
America Don’t Be Fooled. “Fake Tears” Schumer And Nancy Pelosi Have A History Of Killing Muslims
Trump Set To Pull U.S. Out Of The Paris Agreement Within Days
A Jarring New Level Of Confrontation And Conflict Hits Washington
Anti-Trumpism Still Raging

Hackers Took Down D.C.’S CCTV System For A 48-Hour Span Leading Up To Trump’s Inauguration, Demanded
Ransom
Judge Jeanine: 'Impressive' Gorsuch Has the Right Credentials & Temperament

President Trump: Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative To Globalization


Obama Actually Committed More Religious Discrimination Than Any That Trump Is Accused Of
Despite Majority Of Americans In Favor Of Trump Immigration Policy, 900 State Department Staff Dissent
Report: Russian Spy Linked To Trump “Golden Showers” Dossier Mysteriously Found Dead
Trump Regulatory Freeze Halts $180 Billion Of Proposed Obama Rules, New Study Shows
US Diplomats Draft ‘Dissent Memo’ To Denounce Trump’s Ban: Report
‘Media Against Trump - Trump Card In His Hands’
Insanity: Democratic Senator Wants Open Borders And More Gun Control
Trump Administration Freezes Out CNN From Interviews And Staff Appearances
Petraeus: World Order Under 'Unprecedented Threat'
White House Press Briefing Room “Skype Seats” Filled, Intellihub, Other Alt Media, Denied
Obama, Hillary, Schumer, And Trump: Will The Real Enemies Of The Moslem World Please Stand Up
New Study Reveals Shocking Information About Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims (VIDEO)
“NY Slimes” Runs 31 Anti-Trump Pieces In One Issue!
Pair Arrested In London Over Crippling Cyber Attack On Washington DC's CCTV Network Just Days Before
Trump Admin Cracks Down On #Fakenews By Icing Out CNN
Trump’s Travel Ban Doesn’t Target Muslims, He Has ‘Sovereign Right’ To Impose It – Emirati FM
White House Blackballs CNN; Refuses To Send Surrogates On "Fake News" Network
Trump’s National Trade Council Director Calls TTIP Dead
Lawsuits Pile Up Against Trump Travel Ban And Anti-Sanctuary City Executive Orders
Donald Trump Versus Google And The Shadow Government
Blame Obama, Not Trump: Twitter Trolls Pelosi For Yemen Policy Memory Loss
US Code Allows For Banning Refugees With Diseases
Donald Trump ‘Upset And Angry’ Over Refugee Deal Discussed With Malcolm Turnbull
Trump Threatens UC Berkeley Funds Over Breitbart Protests
Pundits Stunned After Trump Hangs Up On Australia Prime Minister, Slamming "Dumb Deal"
Sedition: Media Promotes Idea Of A Military Coup To Remove Trump From Office
Left-Wing Journalist: Violence Against “Racists” To Stop Trump Should Be Tolerated
The Deep State In The Age Of Trump
If Americans Truly Cared About Muslims, They Would Stop Killing Them By The Millions
‘What The F*** Chuck’: Thousands Of Angry Protesters Scream Outside Schumer’s Home
CONFIRMED: Russian Cyber Spies Charged With Passing Secrets To US
Researchers: Fake News Did Not Alter Election Results
U.S. Eases Restrictions On Cyber-Security Sales To Russian Spy Agency
Trump Vows To Repeal Political Limits On Churches
Soros Insider Demands Military Overthrow Trump
The Trump Show xxx
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Trump’s Travel Ban Plainly Excludes
Countries Tied To 93% Of All US Terrorism
Matt Agorist
January 30, 2017

On Friday, the world erupted in chaos after President As the Daily Caller reports:
Donald Trump signed an Executive Order suspending
entry into the United States for people traveling from Iran, In 2006, Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, a
Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. naturalized American citizen born in
Tehran, Iran, plowed a Jeep into a crowd of
These seven countries originally came from the Obama people on the campus of the University of
administration and were labeled as “countries of concern.” North Carolina at Chapel Hill “to punish the
government of the United States.” No one
“There were further travel restrictions died in the attack. Nine people were
already in place from those seven injured, but none of them seriously. Taheri-
countries,” Sean Spicer said Sunday on azar was arrested and now resides in
ABC’s “This Week.” “What the president prison.
did was take the first step through this In 2016, Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan injured 13
executive order of ensuring that we’re people — none critically — when he drove a Honda Civic
looking at the entire system of who’s into a group of people on the campus of Ohio State
coming in, refugees that are coming in, University. Artan then got out of his car and stabbed
people who are coming in from places that people with a butcher knife. Police on the scene then shot
have a history or that our intelligence and killed him.
suggests that we need to have further
extreme vetting for.” Also in 2016, Dahir Adan, a Kenya-born Somali
immigrant and naturalized U.S. citizen, armed himself
Trump is simply building off of restrictions the Obama with a pair of steak knives and entered the Crossroads
administration already put in place in 2015 on certain Center shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Adan then
travelers who had visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria on or stabbed — and punched — 10 people. Victims who were
after March 1, 2011. Libya, Somalia, and Yemen were hospitalized were all released by the next day. An off-duty
added to the list only months after the original limitations. police officer shot and killed Adan inside a Macy’s store.

So, all Trump did was temporarily ban those countries Taheri-azar, Artan and Adan are the only three Muslims
instead of merely keeping the current restrictions. from the seven nations covered by Trumps’ executive
order to commit terrorist acts in the United States since
Sounds reasonable, right? Well, if we look at the bigger September 2001.
picture, and the history of these seven countries —
especially in regards to terrorism — something very fishy Out of the 43 people who carried out terrorist attacks on
appears. US soil, only three of them came from the seven countries
on Trump’s list — the other 40 terrorists came from
Those seven countries have never countries who were not banned.
produced a terrorist in the United States
who has ever caused the death of a This handful of attacks on American soil
single American. Yes, you read that hardly justifies restricting the travel from
correctly. these countries once we look at the
countries Trump did not ban — who are
Only seven percent of all terrorist-related acts in the responsible for 93% of all terrorism in
United States have originated from people in those the United States causing death on a
countries, and not a single one of them has killed a US massive scale.
citizen.
During the same period those three terrorists mentioned Saudi Arabia is responsible for the
above attempted to cause harm to Americans, 40 terrorists death of 2,369 Americans — they are not
from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Egypt, the United Arab on the list.
Emirates, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Afghanistan,
Lebanon, and Guinea wreaked havoc in America. Trump also has holdings in Egypt, whose citizens killed a
total of 162 Americans. Trump Marks Egypt and Trump
However, people from those countries are still welcome to Marks Egypt LLC are the President’s business dealings in
apply for U.S. visas and travel permits. this country, who, conveniently, is also absent from his
list.
So why is it that all these other countries were left off the
ban list when it is common knowledge that they are Another country, who is also absent from Trump’s list is
responsible for the overwhelming majority of the terrorism the United Arab Emirates. Trump’s organization has a
within the United States? plethora of holdings in this country, including a licensing
and management deal in Dubai for two golf courses and a
Well, if we zoom out again, we can a propose a potential whole neighborhood of luxury villas currently under
reason for Trump conveniently leaving these known construction.
producers of terrorism off the list.
A total of 314 Americans were killed by UAE citizens
Trump, being the international businessman that he is, has between 1975 and 2015, according to CATO.
business holdings worldwide. None of those holdings are
in those seven banned countries. On the other hand, Trump also does business in Turkey as he currently
however, licenses his name to two luxury towers in Istanbul. As
we’ve reported many times in the last year, Turkey has
Trump holds major business stakes in repeatedly been caught aiding the Islamic State through
several of the countries absent from this protecting their oil routes as well as providing them
list. sanctuary and even training.

As the Free Thought Project previously reported, during As the debate of immigration and border walls heats up, it
his campaign, Trump registered eight companies tied to is important for those on both sides to have all the
hotel interests in Saudi Arabia alone. In case you’ve been information available to make sound decisions. Please
under a rock for the last 17 years, the majority of hijackers share this article so that those who are ignoring these facts
on 9/11 came from Saudi Arabia. And, last year, the can see the truth.
federal government declassified a 28-page report, detailing
the fact that they covered up the Saudi Arabian
government’s role in the attacks on 9/11.
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“Muslim Ban” Media Lie Leads To Enraged Mob Of
Mindless Left-Wing Zombies Physically Attacking Trump
Supporter In Broad Daylight
By: Mike Adams
Date: January 30, 2017

Conformity is diversity

Hatred is tolerance

Consensus is fact

I will explore this new Orwellian motto of the mentally ill


Left in an upcoming podcast. Until then, I have another
podcast to share with you (below the following video)
which shows the left-wing violence now being carried out
against supporters of President Trump:

Amid yells of “PEACE!”, a mob of enraged, mindless left-


wing zombies physically attacked a Donald Trump
supporter at the PDX airport yesterday. The video below
depicts the mayhem and madness that has now gripped the
zombified Trump-hating left-wing mobs being openly
encouraged by a traitorous, dishonest media run by Soros-
funded journo-terrorists. (They even cheer after knocking a
man unconscious…)

What we are witnessing today is the complete collapse of


civility and credibility across the political left, where
people who consider themselves “tolerant” literally engage
in violent attacks and assaults against those with whom
they disagree.

This brings me to my new summation of the philosophy of


the mindless, mentally ill Left:
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50 Members Of The Republican Study Committee Implore
Trump: “Fire The IRS Chief”
By: JD Heyes
Date: January 30, 2017

encourage you to dismiss him in the most


expedient manner practicable.”

In October 2015, House Oversight Chairman Jason


Chaffetz, R-Utah, drew up articles of impeachment against
Koskinen. Since that time, conservatives have said that the
IRS chief is guilty of interfering with a congressional
investigation and aiding/abetting the continued targeting of
conservative non-profit organizations.

A few years ago, John Koskinen, head of the Internal In his letter, Walker reintroduces the same issue to the
Revenue Service when it was being weaponized by the 115th Congress. He also heavily criticizes the IRS for
Obama White House to target conservative organizations “improperly targeting conservative groups,” and for failing
seeking tax-exempt status ahead of the 2012 election, to “demonstrate that officials have definitively ceased
repeatedly gave false and incomplete testimony to a series targeting conservative groups.” He is attempting to build
of congressional committees trying to get to the bottom of on last year’s failed impeachment attempt that was
the scandal. launched by the House Freedom Caucus, the Washington
Examiner reported.
And now, dozens of Republican lawmakers in the House
want President Donald J. Trump to do what the Congress “The consideration of the impeachment of
itself could not: IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in the
House in late 2016 was a clear indication
that Congress and the American people
Fire him.
have no confidence in Commissioner
Koskinen or his ability to discharge his
As reported exclusively by the Washington Examiner, 50 duties,” Walker wrote.
members of the House Republican Study Committee, a
group of the most conservative members of Congress,
But that was then; when the nation was hyper-focused on
want the new president to terminate Koskinen’s
the presidential race, the House Freedom Caucus
employment at the IRS – and as soon as possible.
attempted to force House Speaker Paul Ryan to pursue
impeachment, but as he struggled to keep the Republican
Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., is expected to make the majority together, he pleaded with conservatives to wait
request as chairman of the RSC, after quietly, but urgently, until after the election to focus on personnel changes at
circulating a letter inside the GOP conference to garner IRS.
support.
Unwilling to wait, on Dec. 5, Freedom Caucus Chairman
Though Trump has already nominated most of his Cabinet, Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, introduced a privileged resolution on
he has remained silent thus far on the fate of the IRS and the House floor in an attempt to force an impeachment
its embattled chief. But conservatives are gunning hard for vote. It failed due to a lack of leadership
Koskinen after the way he allowed his agency to be hyper- support. (RELATED: Keep up with the latest on the
politicized by the previous administration. (RELATED: Trump administration at WhiteHouse.news)
Find out just how the bureaucracy is targeting average
Americans today at BigGovernment.news)
AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for Ryan, said the
opposition to the effort had more to do with a scheduling
“You have the authority to remove conflict.
Commissioner Koskinen,” Walker says in
his letter to the president, adding that “we
“It would have triggered automatic the case for Koskinen’s impeachment.
consideration lasting into next year, filling “When Congress issues a subpoena,
up weeks of floor time and crippling our compliance is not optional. Imagine if a
ability to hit the ground running on Trump taxpayer failed to comply with an IRS
administration confirmations and summons or subpoena, what would they do
Obamacare repeal,” she said in a to you?”
statement at the time.
See his opening remarks below:
But now, after a month of 2017, Republicans still have not
voted on a measure to repeal Obamacare, and Koskinen
still has his job. So Walker’s letter is the first to try to
change that; if he’s not successful, Koskinen could stay on
at the IRS until November 12, 2017.

For Chaffetz, the impeachment case was practically open-


and-shut.

“When Congress asks you a question,


you’re expected to give a truthful answer,”
he said during opening remarks in making
Obama Bombed 5 Out Of 7 Countries
Trump Banned -- Media Didn't Care
Chris Menahan
Information Liberation
Jan. 30, 2017

While the lying media is freaking out over President


Trump's travel ban for seven Middle Eastern countries
deemed security risks, they didn't give a damn about
Obama bombing them.

Though the media is currently in a tizzy because Trump's


executive order held up around 300 people at airports,
Obama's bombings were reported as completely reasonable
to bring about peace.

Out of the seven countries that were banned by President


Trump last Friday, five were bombed by the Obama
administration: Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

Trump banning these people from America is bad, Obama bombing these people is good.

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Where were the George Soros funded organizations Did Schumer openly weep when the Obama administration
protesting the "nearly 100 attacks" that have occurred since was "duped into attacking Somali troops" and killed 22 of
2009 in Yemen "resulting in the deaths of hundreds of them in an air strike late last year?
militants, but also many civilians?"
It's fine for the Nobel Peace Prize
Did Chuck Schumer shed a tear for the 62 Syrian troops winning President to bomb these people
killed and 100 more wounded that the Obama in their own countries, but for President
administration "accidentally bombed" in 2016? Trump to temporarily prevent them from
traveling to our country to keep America
safe is "un-American" and "un-
constitutional."

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SURPRISE! Muslim Brotherhood Behind Anti-Trump
Airport Protests (VIDEO)
Jim Hoft
Jan 30th, 2017 10:54 am

Six years ago Barack Obama banned It appears radical Muslim Brotherhood
refugees from Iraq from entering the US activists are behind the anti-Trump
for six months. protests.
Democrats said nothing.
CNN has video proof that Muslim Brotherhood
This weekend Donald Trump signed an executive order to sympathizers are organizing these “fake travel ban”
protests.
refuse refugees from seven terrorist states.

But this time Democrats lost it.

Hundreds of liberals protested Trump at airports across the


US after 109 foreigners out of 325,000 foreign travelers
were detained at airports across the United States.

Protest against the Immigration Ban at Detroit


Metropolitan Airport.

This is what democracy looks


like.#NoBanNoWall
pic.twitter.com/z2mwO7tFpU
— rayyan latif. (@RoundRotis) January 30,
2017
The video below shows members of EADHR leading
protesters at the Dallas Airport.
Now this…

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BLM Anti-Trump Protest In Seattle:
‘We Need To Start Killing People’
Justin Caruso
3:32 PM 01/30/2017

During an anti-Trump protest in Seattle this weekend, an “Fuck white supremacy, fuck the U.S.
activist associated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) empire, fuck your imperialist ass lives. That
movement took to the megaphone to voice her support for, shit gotta go.”
among other things, “killing people,” and “killing the
White House.” At 1:50 in the video clip, she goes,

While she said that, another protester can be heard saying, “And we need to start killing people. First
“Burn it!” off, we need to start killing the White
House. The White House must die. The
White House, your fucking White House,
She also says, “White people, give your fucking money,
your fucking Presidents, they must go!
your fucking house, your fucking property, we need it
Fuck the White House.”
fucking all,” as another protester responds “reparations!”
“Pay the fuck up, pay the fuck up. It ain’t
just your fucking time, its your fucking
money, and now your fucking life is
devoted to social change,” she said.

While speaking, she was wearing a jacket that said “Black


Lives Matter” on the back.

According to the channel that uploaded the clip to


YouTube, the activist saying these things is a teacher.

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EXCLUSIVE – Islamic State Supporters React Angrily to
Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt
By Aaron Klein And Ali Waked
30 Jan 2017

screening procedures aimed at keeping terrorists out of the


country. He also falsely claimed that Trump was
preventing Muslims from entering the country. In
actuality, Trump’s executive order halts visas for 90 days
for “immigrants and non-immigrants” from Syria,
Somalia, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Iran, and Iraq. The order
further suspended the entry of all refugees for 120 days,
indefinitely blocked Syrian refugees from entering and
lowered the ceiling to 50,000 for refugees allowed to enter
the U.S. during Fiscal Year 2017.

Meanwhile, Telegram user Omra Alfarouq, another IS


Islamic State sympathizers and militants supporter, wrote:
predictably reacted angrily to President
Donald Trump’s temporary halt on
refugees while the government revamps “The decisions made by that fool (Trump)
its flawed security screening process. will drag America and its supporters into a
war against each other that will be sparked
by the mujahedeen, who will take
Breitbart Jerusalem obtained access to correspondence advantage of it to settle in.”
posted in a closed chat group that utilizes the encrypted
Telegram messaging service. The chat group serves as an
internal Twitter of sorts for IS jihadists and sympathizers,
and it has been used in the past to issue IS
communications.

“The madman Trump is still ignorant of


politics, science and culture,” IS supporter
Abu Maslama wrote to his associates on
the Telegram app. “That Islam-hating
Crusader prevents Muslims from entering Utilizing racist language, Alfarouq continued,
America. That failed Nazi thinks that this
will stop the mujahedeen from striking his
country. Doesn’t he understand that his “The confrontations with the blacks that
country will implode? When that happens, started under the donkey Obama will
he’ll panic and backpedal on his Islam- repeat itself, but this time in a much
hating policies.” broader way among the Americans. And
the Muslims will exploit these
confrontations to strike in the heart of the
infidel country. Don’t think victory will come
on its own. It will emanate from their
stupidity and their criminal acts that attest
to their hatred of Islam. Allah in his wisdom
will strengthen the mujahedeen and lead
them to victory.”

An IS supporter who messages under the name


Maslama offered no explanation as to how the U.S. will
purportedly implode from implementing stricter security

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“IS Will Live Forever” wrote: “Trump and Last November, a car-ramming and mass stabbing attack
(Vladimir) Putin the Crusaders’ hatred for was carried out at Ohio State University by Somali refugee
Islam is conspicuous and their policies only Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who was reportedly inspired by
prove it. The war against the Crusaders IS.
began and will end with their defeat. We
are at the end of times, and what times In 2013, ABC News first revealed that two years earlier,
they are – the times of the oppressed the State Department imposed a freeze over the processing
mujahedeen on the face of the earth. The of Iraqi refugees for six months. The halt was the result of
wisdom of Allah will allow the mujahedeen the discovery of two al-Qaida members admitted as
and the oppressed to rise up and cut off the refugees from Iraq who were living in Bowling Green,
heads of Crusaders… and whoever Kentucky and who had admitted to targeting U.S. troops in
supports them among those who falsely Iraq. The network at the time also cited FBI agents
claim to be Muslim.” conceding that

“several dozen suspected terrorist


bombmakers, including some believed to
have targeted American troops, may have
mistakenly been allowed to move to the
United States as war refugees.”

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and


senior investigative reporter.
IS, al-Qaida and other terrorist groups have reportedly
been seeking ways to take advantage of the Middle East
refugee crisis with the goal of infiltrating Western nations.

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Trump Aide Calls
Immigration Order A 'Massive Success Story'
By Rebecca Savransky
01/30/17 07:45 AM EST

Trump's executive order signed Friday bars Syrian


refugees indefinitely and halts the U.S. refugee
resettlement program for four months. It also denies entry
for 90 days to people from seven predominately Muslim
countries: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and
Libya.

After the order was signed, reports emerged of refugees


being detained upon arrival at U.S. airports and new details
continued to surface about the exact scope of who would
be impacted.
The White House is defending President Trump's
executive order barring refugees and people from seven Top aides to the president on Sunday defended the order,
predominately Muslim countries from entering the U.S, denying it constituted a Muslim ban and pointing to the
with one official calling it a "massive success story." Obama administration for identifying the seven countries
included in the order.
“It really is a massive success story in The Trump team also stood behind the executive order's
terms of implementation on every single implementation amid backlash from some lawmakers and
level,” a senior administration official told protests that broke out Saturday and Sunday in cities
reporters during a briefing late Sunday across the country.

The official also called for the media to stop its "false, During the Sunday briefing, one of the officials sought to
misleading, inaccurate, hyperventilating" coverage of the clarify some pieces of the order, saying that green card
"fractional, marginal, minuscule percentage" of travelers holders are "exempt" from the order.
who were "set aside for further questioning" under the
order. “Some of the confusion stemming from the
green-card issue is just semantic in
nature,” the official said. “I think some of
The order was drafted with help from "several of the top the confusion stems from the semantic
immigration staff on Capitol Hill," the official said. debate about the meaning of the word
'exemption.' Again, internally, we've been
The official also said the ban was put into place without clear on this from the beginning, and we've
warning because waived people through.”
"everybody here can use their imaginations The official also said the implementation of the order had
to imagine 25 reasons that wouldn't make been "done seamlessly and with extraordinary
sense from a security standpoint, a professionalism."
management standpoint, from just an
airport-safety standpoint, you name it."
.

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Why The Cold War Between Tech CEOs
And Trump Is About To Go Nuclear
By Tyler Durden
Jan 30, 2017 6:35 PM

Over the weekend, openly defiant CEOs, particularly The bottom line is that tech CEOs fear
among the tech sector, expressed their displeasure with Trump will single them out for outsourcing
Trump's Friday executive order temporarily banning jobs or shut down the so-called H-1B visa
refugees and limiting travel from seven Muslim countries, program they use to hire high-skilled
with both words and deeds, among which the following foreign employees for crucial engineering
(summary courtesy of Axios): and technical jobs.

 VCs funding the ACLU: Several venture capitalists,


as well as a few entrepreneurs, took turns soliciting
donations to the American Civil Liberties Union through
social media and personally matching those donations.
 Airbnb volunteers to help provide housing for
impacted immigrants: The home-sharing company
said that it will work with travelers and organizations to
provide housing for those impacted by the executive
order, whether through volunteer hosts or by funding
housing.
Donald Trump sitting down with tech CEOs during less turbulent times
 Lyft and Uber commit millions of dollars to legal
aid: On Sunday, Lyft said it will donate $1 million to the
ACLU over the next four years. Later in the day, Uber And, as Axios adds, White House officials say they are
said it will create a $3 million legal defense fund for right to be nervous, especially about changes to the visa
impacted drivers, as well as provide legal assistance program. Chief strategist Steve Bannon and policy chief
and compensate their lost wages. Stephen Miller are known to be deeply skeptical of the
 Google is setting up a $2 million crisis fund: The program, and will have a strong, vocal ally when Jeff
search giant has set up a fund that will donate to the Sessions gets confirmed as Attorney General. Some further
American Civil Liberties Union, Immigrant Legal observations:
Resource Center, International Rescue Committee,
and UNHCR.  Trump's mixed messages: On the campaign trail, he
promised to "end forever the use of H-1B as a cheap
On Monday morning, former US Treasury Secretary Larry labor program." He later signaled in a meeting with
Summers, speaking in an interview with Bloomberg tech leaders that he's most concerned about
Television, said that he is “gratified” by what he heard companies misusing the visas to displace lower-wage
from the tech community. “As global businesses, they American workers.
have a huge stake in the United States being a nation of the  How it works: Visas are capped at 65,000 a year, with
Statue of Liberty rather than being a nation of refugee 20,000 additional visas for foreign workers with
camps.” He added that “they have a huge stake in the master's degrees. The demand for the visas is so high
United States supporting an open and tolerant global that the cap is usually exceeded within a few days of
system, they have that stake for their employees, their the application window opening. The visas are
customers, they have it for the reputation of the United distributed to companies through a lottery system.
States and they have spoken out.”
Tech companies such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Cisco,
That may be, but the biggest reason for the anger by tech Apple, Intel and Facebook say the visas are crucial for
CEOs at the Trump administration is a simple, and a more specialized jobs they can't fill domestically because of a
selfish one. The reason for the simmering cold war shortage of American graduates with the right technical
between tech CEOs and Trump can be summarized in just skills. When CEOs spoke out over the weekend about the
three letters: H1-B. ban, they pointed out the importance of allowing the "best
and brightest" to work in the U.S.

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*** outsourcers, primarily from India, who run
the technology departments of large
Which is why if a news report about Trump's next corporations with largely imported staff.
imminent executive order is accurate, “If firms are using the program for cheap
labor, I think it will affect them and they will
the simmering cold war between the have to pay workers more,” said Ron Hira,
tech CEOs and Trump is about to an associate professor at Howard
nuclear. University. “If tech firms are using the
program for specialized labor, they may
Bloomberg reports that the Trump
find there are more visas available.”
administration has drafted an executive
order aimed at overhauling the work-visa
programs technology companies The Trump administration did not respond to a request for
depend on to hire tens of thousands of comment on the draft. The proposal is consistent with the
employees each year. president’s public comments on pushing companies to add
more jobs to the U.S., from auto manufacturing to
technology.
If implemented, the reforms could force wholesale changes
at India companies such as Infosys Ltd. and Wipro Ltd.,
and shift the way American companies like Microsoft It’s not clear how much force the executive order would
Corp., Amazon.com Inc. and Apple Inc. recruit talent. have if it is signed by the president. Congress is also
working on visa reforms and the parties will have to
cooperate to pass new laws. Zoe Lofgren, a Democratic
Companies would have to try to hire
congresswoman from California, introduced a bill last
American first and if they recruit foreign
week to tighten requirements for the H-1B work visa
workers, priority would be given to the
program.
most highly paid.

The draft of Trump’s executive order covers an alphabet "My legislation refocuses the H-1B program
soup of visa programs, including H-1B, L-1, E-2 and B1. to its original intent – to seek out and find
The first is a popular program with technology companies the best and brightest from around the
and is aimed at allowing them to bring in high-skill world, and to supplement the U.S.
workers when they can’t find local hires with the workforce with talented, highly-paid, and
appropriate skills. The legislation caps the number of highly-skilled workers,” Lofgren said in a
people who can enter the U.S. annually at 85,000, statement.
including those with undergrad and master’s degrees. Meanwhile, as Bloomberg adds, India’s
technology companies, led by Tata
The average salary of an H-1B worker at Consultancy Services Ltd, Infosys and
Apple is reportedly more than $100k. Wipro, have argued they are helping
corporations become more competitive
“Our country’s immigration policies should by handling their technology operations
be designed and implemented to serve, with specialized staff.
first and foremost, the U.S. national
interest,” the draft proposal reads,
They also contend the visa programs allow them to keep
according to a copy reviewed by
jobs in the U.S. and that if they have to pay more for staff,
Bloomberg. “Visa programs for foreign
they will handle more of the work remotely from less
workers … should be administered in a
expensive markets like India. Trump, however, see things
manner that protects the civil rights of
differently.
American workers and current lawful
residents, and that prioritizes the protection
of American workers -- our forgotten “Inspections and investigations in the past
working people -- and the jobs they hold.” have shown no cases of wrongdoing by
Indian IT services companies, which have
The foreign work visas were originally always been fully compliant with the law,”
established to help U.S. companies recruit said R Chandrashekhar, president of
from abroad when they couldn’t find Nasscom, the trade group for India’s
qualified local workers. But in recent years, information technology sector. “The
there have been allegations the programs industry is open to any kind of checks in
have been abused to bring in cheaper the system, but they should not cause any
workers from overseas to fill jobs that hindrance to the smooth operation of
otherwise may go to Americans. The top companies.
recipients of the H-1B visas are
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The proposed Trump order is also aimed at bringing more companies. That may accelerate a shift to new kinds of
transparency to the program. services, such as cloud computing and artificial
intelligence, said Raja Lahiri, partner at the Mumbai-based
It calls for publishing reports with basic partner at consultancy Grant Thornton India
statistics on who uses the immigration
programs within one month of the end “The visa challenges are not going to go
of the government’s fiscal year. The away easily,” he said. “They will continue to
Obama Administration had scaled back be a challenge for Indian IT companies.”
the information available on the
programs and required Freedom of But while the pain for India will be acute, it will be Silicon
Information Act requests for some data. Valley that may be most impacted, as suddenly its favorite
source of cheap, skilled labor is eliminated. How it will
Whatever specific changes are implemented, they are responds remains to be seen.
likely to add to the expenses for India’s technology
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Trump Defends Travel Ban:
'This Is Not About Religion'
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:50AM

implemented the most secure policies over


the next 90 days."

US President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive


action in the Oval Office at the White House, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017,
in Washington, DC. (Photo by AP)
President Donald Trump says his Demonstrators chant during a protest in front of the Trump
executive order banning people from International Hotel Washington on January 29, 2017 in Washington,
DC. (Photo by AFP)
seven Muslim-majority countries from
entering the United States “is not about
religion,” amid protests and backlash in Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in US cities
the country and around the world. and at major airports over Trump’s executive order.
"America is a proud nation of immigrants
The order also sparked a global backlash, including from
and we will continue to show compassion
American allies that view the restrictions as divisive and
to those feeling oppression, but we will do
discriminatory.
so while protecting our own citizens and
border," the president said in a statement
Sunday. Governments from London and Berlin to Jakarta spoke out
against Trump’s executive order.
"We will keep it free and keep it safe, as
the media knows, but refuses to say."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the global fight
against terrorism did not justify "putting people of a
Trump rejected criticism suggesting his executive order specific background or faith under general suspicion.”
amounts to the "Muslim ban" he proposed as a presidential
candidate.
Merkel expressed her concerns to the US president during
a phone call and reminded him that the Geneva
"To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as Conventions require the international community to accept
the media is falsely reporting," he said. war refugees on humanitarian grounds, her spokesman
"This is not about religion -- this is said.
about terror and keeping our country
safe."
Meanwhile, attorneys general from 15 states and
Washington, DC, issued a statement condemning Trump's
On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that imposes "dangerous" and "unconstitutional" immigration policy
a 90-day entry ban for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and pledged to fight it.
Sudan, Libya and Somalia, blocks refugees from Syria
indefinitely, and suspends all refugee admissions for 120
Muslims living in the United State were involved in only
days.
one-third of 1 percent of all murders in the country in
2016, according to a new study by Duke University,
Trump said the US would contradicting Trump’s policy of portraying Muslims as
dangerous and banning them from entering the US.
"again be issuing visas to all countries once
we are sure we have reviewed and
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Kellyanne Conway Rages Against "Misinformation"
Over Trump's Immigration Order
By Tyler Durden
Jan 30, 2017 2:36 PM

After exposed Obama, Bush, and Clinton's previous and Yemen. It does not specify Muslims. The indefinite
anti-immigration actions amid the backlash against hold on Syrian refugees will affect Christians and Muslims
President Trump's executive orders, administration senior alike.
adviser Kellyanne Conway appeared on CNBC this
morning and was visibly angry at the "information As Tim Carney at the Washington Examiner points out, the
underload" from the mainstream media and bullhorn- largest Muslim-majority countries in the world
touting, crying politicians. are not named in the Executive Order.

"The media and politicians have an More countries may be added to the moratorium in the
obligation to calm the public [with facts] days to come, as the Secretary of Homeland Security has
about what this policy does, and more been instructed to complete a 30-day review of nations that
importantly does not, do... this is why don’t provide adequate information for vetting visa
[Trump] has to tweet, so that the media applicants.
will cover the tweet [facts]"
It’s also noteworthy that the ban is not absolute.
It's pretty clear Conway's frustration is growing (and who Exceptions for “foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic
can blame her)... visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas
for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-
4 visas” are expressly made in the order. The Departments
of State and Homeland Security can also grant exceptions
on a “case-by-case basis,” and “when in the national
interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to
nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are
otherwise blocked.”

There is a provision in the Executive Order that says


applications based on religious persecution will be
prioritized

“provided that the religion of the individual


Additionally, in an effort to dispel some more is a minority religion in the individual’s
misinformation, Breitbart offers seven inconvenient facts country of nationality.”
about Trump's refugee actions...
This has been denounced as a “stealth Muslim ban” by
1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban.” some of the very same people who were conspicuously
silent when the Obama administration pushed Christians –
You will search the Executive Order in vain for mentions who the most savagely persecuted minority in the Middle
of Islam, or any other religion. By Sunday morning, the East, with only the Yazidis offering real competition — to
media began suffering acute attacks of honesty and writing the back of the migration line.
headlines such as “Trump’s Latest Executive Order:
Banning People From 7 Countries and More” (CNN) 2. The order is based on security
and printing the full text of the order. reviews conducted by President Barack
Obama’s deputies.
Granted, CNN still slips the phrase “Muslim-majority
countries” into every article about the order, including the As White House counselor Kellyanne Conway pointed out
post in which they reprinted its text in full, but CNN used on “Fox News Sunday,” the seven nations named in
the word “Muslim,” not Trump. The order applies Trump’s executive order are drawn from the Terrorist
to all citizens of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Prevention Act of 2015. The 2015 “Visa Waiver Program
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Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of Executive Order for National Review. He noted that after
2015” named Iraq, Iran, Sudan, and Syria, while its 2016 the moratorium ends in 120 days, Trump caps refugee
update added Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. admissions at 50,000 per year… which is roughly the same
as President Obama’s admissions in 2011 and 2012, and
“These are countries that have a history of not far below the 70,000 per year cap in place from 2013
training, harboring, exporting terrorists. We to 2015.
can’t keep pretending and looking the other
way,” said Conway. Obama had fairly low caps on refugees during the worst
years of the Syrian civil war. He didn’t throw open the
doors to mass refugee admissions until his final year in
3. The moratorium is largely temporary. office. Depending on how Trump’s review of Syrian
refugee policy turns out, he’s doing little more than
Citizens of the seven countries named as security risks are returning admissions to normal levels after a four-month
banned from entering the United States for the next 90 pause for security reviews.
days. Refugee processing is halted for 120 days. The
longest-lived aspect of the ban may prove to be the halt on 6. The Executive Order is legal:
Syrian refugees, but that isn’t given a time frame at all. It
will last “until such time as I have determined that Those invoking the Constitution to attack Trump’s order
sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to are simply embarrassing themselves. The President has
ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with clear statutory authority to take these actions. As noted, his
the national interest,” as President Trump wrote. predecessors did so, without much controversy.

4. Obama banned immigration from Iraq, Most of the legal arguments against Trump’s order
and Carter banned it from Iran. summarized by USA Today are entirely specious, such as
attacking him for “banning an entire religion,” which the
“Fact-checking” website PolitiFact twists itself into knots order manifestly does not do. Critics of the order have
to avoid giving a “true” rating to the absolutely true fact a political opinion that it will in effect “ban Muslims,” but
that Jimmy Carter banned Iranian immigration in 1980, that’s not what it says. Designating specific nations as
unless applicants could prove they were enemies of the trouble spots and ordering a pause is entirely within the
Khomenei theocracy. President’s authority, and there is ample precedent to
prove it.
One of Politifact’s phony talking points states that Carter
“acted against Iranian nationals, not an entire religion.” As It should be possible to argue with the reasoning behind
noted above, Trump’s Executive Order is precisely the the order, or argue that it will have negative unintended
same – it does not act against an “entire religion,” it names consequences, without advancing hollow legal arguments.
seven countries. Of course, this is America 2017, so a wave of lawsuits will
soon be sloshing through the courts.
As for Barack Obama, he did indeed ban immigration from
Iraq, for much longer than Trump’s order bans it from the 7. This Executive Order is a security
seven listed nations, and none of the people melting down measure, not an arbitrary expression of
today uttered a peep of protest. Richard Grenell summed it supposed xenophobia.
up perfectly in a Tweet:
Conway stressed the need to enhance immigration security
from trouble spots in her “Fox News Sunday” interview.
French also addressed the subject in his post:

When we know our enemy is seeking to


strike America and its allies through the
refugee population, when we know they’ve
succeeded in Europe, and when the
administration has doubts about our ability
5. Trump’s refugee caps are comparable to adequately vet the refugees we admit
to Obama’s pre-2016 practices: into this nation, a pause is again not just
prudent but arguably necessary. It is
David French, who was touted as a spoiler candidate to important that we provide sufficient aid and
keep Donald Trump out of the White House during the protection to keep refugees safe and
presidential campaign – in other words, not a big Trump healthy in place, but it is not necessary to
fan – wrote a lengthy and clear-headed analysis of the
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bring Syrians to the United States to fulfill A CBP agent is always stationed at any international
our vital moral obligations. airport from which these individuals would board a direct
flight to the United States (Paris and Dubai, for example).
French’s major objection to the Executive Order is that That individual would not allow anyone covered by this
applying it to green-card holders is “madness,” but ban onto a U.S.-bound flight unless he grants them a
unfortunately many of the terrorists who attacked hardship exemption.
Americans during the Obama years were green-card
holders. Daniel Horowitz and Chris Pandolfo addressed Indeed, it appears that green card holders returning
that subject at Conservative Review: yesterday from those seven countries were all granted
entry.
Both liberals and conservatives expressed
concern over hundreds of individuals going Because he is a progressive globalist,
over to fight for ISIS. We are already Obama deliberately blinded us to security
limited in how we can combat this growing threats, in the name of political correctness
threat among U.S. citizens. Given that it is and left-wing ideology.
completely legal to exclude non-citizens
upon re-entry, Trump extended the ban to Ninety or 120 days isn’t much time for Trump to turn all
legal permanent residents as well. that around, especially because it is unlikely much will
change in the seven countries Trump named.
If a Somali refugee is travelling back to Somalia (so much
for credible fear of persecution!), government officials The hysterical reaction to Trump’s order illustrates the
should have the ability to prevent that person from coming very thing that worries advocates of strong immigration
back when necessary. Obviously, there are some security: Americans’ security is the lowest priority, far
individuals from these seven countries who already have below progressive ideology, crass political opportunism,
green cards and we might not want to exclude. and emotional theater.

That is why the order grants discretion to We’re being effectively told by the theatrical class to
the State Department to issue case-by- tolerate a certain amount of Islamic terrorism because their
case exemptions for “religious persecution, feelings would be hurt by the tough measures we need
“or when the person is already in transit protest ourselves from a tough enemy. But this time,
and denying admission would cause undue President Trump is proving tough enough to push our
hardship.” security up into the top priority.
.

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Resistance From Within:
Federal Workers Push Back Against Trump
By Juliet Eilperin, Lisa Rein And Marc Fisher
January 31, 2017

The signs of popular dissent from President Trump’s Then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates at the Justice
Department on May 15, 2015. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington
opening volley of actions have been plain to see on the Post)
nation’s streets, at airports in the aftermath of his refugee
and visa ban, and in the blizzard of outrage on social
At the Justice Department, an employee in the division that
media. But there’s another level of resistance to the new
administers grants to nonprofits fighting domestic violence
president that is less visible and potentially more
and researching sex crimes said the office has been
troublesome to the administration: a growing wave of
planning to slow its work and to file complaints with the
opposition from the federal workers charged with
inspector general’s office if asked to shift grants away
implementing any new president’s agenda.
from their mission.
Less than two weeks into Trump’s administration, federal
“You’re going to see the bureaucrats using
workers are in regular consultation with recently departed
time to their advantage,” said the
Obama-era political appointees about what they can do to
employee, who spoke on the condition of
push back against the new president’s initiatives. Some
anonymity for fear of retaliation. Through
federal employees have set up social media accounts to
leaks to news organizations and internal
anonymously leak word of changes that Trump appointees
complaints, he said, “people here will resist
are trying to make.
and push back against orders they find
unconscionable.”
And a few government workers are pushing back more
openly, incurring the wrath of a White House that, as press
The resistance is so early, so widespread and so deeply felt
secretary Sean Spicer said this week about dissenters at the
that it has officials worrying about paralysis and overt
State Department, sends a clear message that they “should
refusals by workers to do their jobs.
either get with the program, or they can go.”
Asked whether federal workers are dissenting in ways that
At a church in Columbia Heights last weekend, dozens of
go beyond previous party changes in the White House,
federal workers attended a support group for civil servants
Tom Malinowski, who was President Barack Obama’s
seeking a forum to discuss their opposition to the Trump
assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights
administration. And 180 federal employees have signed up
and labor, said, sarcastically:
for a workshop next weekend, where experts will offer
advice on workers’ rights and how they can express civil
disobedience. “Is it unusual?” There’s nothing unusual
about the entire national security
bureaucracy of the United States feeling
like their commander in chief is a threat to
U.S. national security. That happens all the

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time. It’s totally usual. Nothing to worry employees can register opposition without fear of reprisals.
about.” The channel, formed in 1971, has been used to raise policy
objections to the Vietnam War and other conflicts. Several
The permanent bureaucracy, the backbone of the federal hundred employees signed the dissent cable objecting to
government and the bulwark against many presidents’ Trump’s refugee policy.
activist intentions, is designed to be at least a step removed
from the crosswinds of partisan politics. Secretaries of state have taken the dissent channel so
seriously that they have altered policies in response to
But for years, many conservatives have argued that the complaints. In 2002, then-Secretary Colin Powell presided
federal bureaucracy is stacked against them, making it over the awarding of a prize for “constructive dissent” to
harder for them to get things done even when they control an employee who had pushed back against a deputy
the White House, Congress or both. secretary.

But State Department employees are nervous enough now


that the American Foreign Service Association on Tuesday
sent out an advisory called “What You Need To Know
When You Disagree With U.S. Policy.” The note spelled
out employees’ legal protections but warned that “walking
out in protest of a U.S. government policy, even just
temporarily, would be considered a strike” and can result
in being fired.

Other agencies that lack that kind of tradition are in more


turmoil. When the White House last week ordered an end
to all advertising and other outreach activities encouraging
Americans to sign up for health plans through Affordable
Care Act marketplaces, employees at the Health and
Human Services Department protested, pointing out that
the ban on ads and robo-calls would probably result in less
coverage of the most desirable customers — young and
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a Trump healthy adults whose scant use of medical care can help
adviser and longtime critic of the bureaucracy, said the lower prices for everyone else.
pushback against the new administration reveals how
firmly entrenched liberals are and how threatened they feel
The internal protest, combined with an outcry on social
by the new regime. He cited an analysis by the Hill
media and from the insurance industry, prompted the
newspaper that showed that 95 percent of campaign
Trump administration to revise its directive in less than 24
donations from employees at 14 federal agencies went to
hours.
Hillary Clinton last fall.
Leaders of government workers unions and other
“This is essentially the opposition in
associations say their members will do their jobs
waiting,” Gingrich said. “He may have to
professionally and energetically, even if they disagree with
clean out the Justice Department because
the president’s politics or methods.
there are so many left-wingers there. State
is even worse.”
“There is no evidence we are seeing of a
widespread federal bureaucracy revolt,”
Gingrich said Trump might push for civil service revisions
said Bill Valdez, president of the Senior
to make it easier to fire federal workers. He predicted that
Executives Association, a nonprofit that
the public would back the president over federal
advocates for career federal managers. He
employees.
said many managers are telling workers,
“Don’t get involved in the drama happening
The signs of resistance in federal offices range from low- elsewhere.”
level grumbling and angry opposition posted online to
anonymous promises of outright insubordination as new
The new administration’s talk of swift changes in the role
policies develop.
and scope of some departments has frustrated many
workers, said Randy L. Erwin, president of the National
The State Department has emerged as the nexus of Federation of Federal Employees, but although
opposition to Trump’s refugee policy, in part because it
has an official dissent channel where Foreign Service

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“federal workers are now extremely In any administration, one man’s principled resistance is
concerned . . . federal workers are used to another’s outrageous defiance. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.),
seeing the political winds change direction.” Trump’s nominee for attorney general, said in 2015 that it
is the obligation of a federal worker to stand up against
Workers at some agencies say they have seen no sign of improper orders.
opposition. At the Education Department, which Trump at
one point suggested be dismantled, one official said the In a confirmation hearing for Yates, Sessions said:
new administration has been surprisingly agreeable: no
major changes in policy, no troubling directives. “You have to watch out, because people
will be asking you do to things you just
“We’ve been, I think, heartened by how need to say no about.” Like any CEO, with
things are going here,” the official said. a law firm — sometimes the lawyers have
to tell the CEO: ‘Mr. CEO, you can’t do
But the level of worry is particularly high at places such as that. Don’t do that.’”
the Environmental Protection Agency. The head of that
agency’s union got an email Tuesday from a local union Presidents appoint the heads of agencies and a few
leader asking for guidance on what to tell workers to do officials at the top of each department, but the great
majority of those who implement any administration’s
“if they receive an illegal order from agenda are civil servants who enjoy legal protections
management.” meant to encourage them to blow the whistle on fraud and
corruption.
The union representing scientists and other EPA
employees is exploring the formation of a fundraising arm Short of formal whistleblowing, workers are finding small
to “defend federal scientists we anticipate will be ways to express their opposition. At the Justice
disciplined for speaking out or for defending scientific Department, some career civil servants asked their bosses
facts,” particularly about climate change, said Nicole whether they were allowed to protest their new president
Cantello, vice president of Local 704 of the American by marching or contacting a member of Congress. The
Federation of Government Employees, which represents answer was yes, if they did so on their own time and in
EPA workers in the Chicago area. their personal capacity.

John O’Grady, a career EPA employee who heads a The day after the November election, the department’s
national council of EPA unions, said Trump’s firing of ethics office said workers could wear clothing that
acting attorney general Sally Yates on Monday night after contained a political message. One lawyer who had worn a
the Obama-era holdover had refused to implement Hillary Clinton T-shirt beneath another layer of clothing
Trump’s refugees ban said that once the advice was issued,

“sends kind of a chilling effect through the “I took the layer off.”
agency. I’m afraid at this point that many
federal employees are just fearful for their In the past few days, protest accounts have popped up on
jobs, and they want to keep their heads social media from employees at several agencies. An
down.” immunologist who formerly worked at the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention created what he called a
Two Twitter feeds, @altUSEPA and
“resistance page,”@viralCDC, for CDC employees to post
@ActualEPAFacts, have attracted more
than 200,000 followers and call themselves vaccine and public health information that workers believe
part of “the Resistance.” They appear to be the Trump administration may seek to remove from public
run by outside activists, rather than agency view.
employees.
There has been no freeze on communications at the CDC,
Top EPA officials have tried to reassure anxious said spokeswoman Kathy Harben.
employees. In an email to employees, Don Benton — a top
Trump adviser to the EPA — insisted that media reports of Similarly, a Twitter account protesting Trump’s policies
crackdowns on public speech and scientific autonomy has popped up in the Defense Department. Using the
were handle @Rogue_DoD, a service member has tweeted
everything from Defense Department documents warning
“just not accurate. . . . Changes will likely about the effects of climate change to an opinion piece
come, and when they do, we will work accusing Trump of insufficient consultation with Defense
together to implement them.” Secretary Jim Mattis.

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Career staff members in at least five departments said they about climate change. The rogue tweeter won more than
are staying in close contact with Obama administration 60,000 followers before park officials regained control of
officials to get advice on how to handle Trump initiatives the account.
they consider illegal or improper.
Social media accounts have popped up to defend the
Former labor secretary Thomas Perez, who also headed the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowments for
Justice Department’s civil rights division under Obama, the Arts and the Humanities. Employees at some
said he has not been in contact with his former employees Smithsonian units have been reminded that policies
but is working to mobilize grass-roots opposition. prohibit them from using their work devices to post
political comments.
“We’re mindful of our ethical
responsibilities,” said Perez, who is running “We don’t intend to change the way we do
for chair of the Democratic National things,” said Smithsonian Secretary David
Committee. “We’re also mindful that we’re J. Skorton. “That’s not out of a sense of
in an existential crisis.” defiance, it’s not out of a sense of not
wanting to be accountable, it’s out of a
While many federal workers have begun to consider sense of believing in the mission of the
avenues of dissent only since the inauguration, others had Smithsonian, which is to do research and
been preparing for weeks. In the last days of Obama’s share information with the public.”
tenure, several departments catalogued data and reports
and got them into the hands of allies outside the Academics have debated for years whether bureaucracies
government. inevitably grow to a point where they, as political scientist
Michael Nelson of Rhodes College put it, “ineluctably
The use of social media as outlets for worried government overpower” their political masters.
workers has spread through much of the bureaucracy.
After Trump complained about the National Park Service “Time and time again,” he wrote, “major
using Twitter to compare the crowd sizes at his efforts to make administration more
inauguration with the far larger assembly at Obama’s responsive to political control have had the
gathering in 2009, a gag order temporarily silenced the opposite effect. It is enough to chasten
official social media account. even the boldest reformer if, like the
sorcerer’s apprentice, his every assault on
In response, an ex-employee at Badlands National Park his tormentors doubles their strength.”
who still had access to its Twitter feed started posting facts
.

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Neocons McCain & Graham V. Trump
On Muslim Immigration Suspension
By Stephen Lendman
1-30-2017

In office barely over a week, Trump’s full domestic and President I will find ways to help all those
geopolitical agenda remains to unfold, despite a disturbing who are suffering.”
first few days warranting criticism.
Fact:
Russophobe, neocon, uber-hawk Senators John McCain
and Lindsey Graham have been around forever - in Targeting individuals in designated
Congress since 1987 and 1995 respectively, urging one countries for their faith spurns compassion.
war of aggression after another. Both represent a clear and They’re human beings in need, not
present danger to freedom. terrorists.

Below is their statement in response to Trump’s Fact:


suspension of Muslim immigration from seven designated
countries. Here’s what Trump said first: “America has always been the land of the
free and home of the brave” for its
“America is a proud nation of immigrants privileged few alone, not for most others,
and we will continue to show compassion least of all for its most needy and
to those fleeing oppression, but we will do vulnerable, notably its people of color.
so while protecting our own citizens and
border.” Fact:

“America has always been the land of the The best way, maybe the only way, to keep
free and home of the brave. We will keep it America safe is to stop attacking other
free and keep it safe, as the media knows, countries aggressively, ones posing no
but refuses to say.” threat to anyone.

“My policy is similar to what President Fact:


Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas
for refugees from Iraq for six months.” Most certainly Trump’s order is a Muslim
ban. No Judeo/Christian nations were
“The seven countries named in the targeted, none where other religions are
Executive Order are the same countries predominant, none against any US ally.
previously identified by the Obama
administration as sources of terror.” Fact:

“To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as His order is all about politics, unrelated to
the media is falsely reporting. This is not border and national security protection.
about religion - this is about terror and
keeping our country safe. There are over Fact:
40 different countries worldwide that are
majority Muslim that are not affected by this The way to show “tremendous feeling” for
order. We will again be issuing visas to all long-suffering Syrians is by ending support
countries once we are sure we have for terrorists attacking them, along with
reviewed and implemented the most ordering a halt to US and allied warplanes
secure policies over the next 90 days.” bombing the country’s infrastructure and
government sites.
“I have tremendous feeling for the people
involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis Fact:
in Syria. My first priority will always be to
protect and serve our country, but as “(H)elp(ing) all those who are suffering”
requires ending US wars of aggression,

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instituting policies treating everyone “Ultimately, we fear this executive order will
equitably at home and abroad, strictly become a self-inflicted wound in the fight
observing rule of law principles, and against terrorism. At this very moment,
working cooperatively with all nations. American troops are fighting side-by-side
with our Iraqi partners to defeat ISIL.”
Here’s the McCain/Graham statement:
“But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots
“Our government has a responsibility to from coming to military bases in Arizona to
defend our borders, but we must do so in a fight our common enemies. Our most
way that makes us safer and upholds all important allies in the fight against ISIL are
that is decent and exceptional about our the vast majority of Muslims who reject its
nation. apocalyptic ideology of hatred.”

It is clear from the confusion at our airports “This executive order sends a signal,
across the nation that President Trump’s intended or not, that America does not
executive order was not properly vetted.” want Muslims coming into our country. That
is why we fear this executive order may do
“We are particularly concerned by reports more to help terrorist recruitment than
that this order went into effect with little to improve our security.”
no consultation with the Departments of
State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Fact:
Security.”
McCain and Graham represent the worst of
“Such a hasty process risks harmful US governance - hard-right, extremist,
results. We should not stop green-card militant, ruthless, contemptuous of
holders from returning to the country they fundamental rights at home and abroad.
call home.”
Fact:
“We should not stop those who have
served as interpreters for our military and Criticizing Trump’s immigration order
diplomats from seeking refuge in the ignores the imperial horrors both senators
country they risked their lives to help.” support, deplorable US domestic policies
exclusively serving monied interests at the
“And we should not turn our backs on those expense of most others, along with police
refugees who have been shown through state enforcement laws, tyranny by any
extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable standard.
threat to our nation, and who have suffered
unspeakable horrors, most of them women McCain, Graham and most others in Congress should
and children.” clean up their own act before criticizing others.

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Conway: Inconvenience For 1% Of Travelers
'Small Price To Pay' For Security
© REUTERS/ Mike Segar US
04:09 30.01.2017(Updated 04:29 30.01.2017)

attacks were from Saudi Arabia, a country not among the


seven whose nationals are currently banned.)
"I think in terms of the upside being
greater protection of our borders, of our
people, it's a small price to pay."

The top White House aide added that calling President


Donald Trump's executive order a "Muslim ban" was
wrong, as there are 46 other majority Muslim countries not
included.

Trump’s senior counselor Kellyanne As for those detained upon arrival, she explained that their
Conway said on Sunday while situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis via a
commenting on the president’s routine screening process and if there is no threat, then
executive order barring immigration they can expect to be released in due course.
from select Muslim-majority countries
that the chaos it caused was “a small White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus also defended
price to pay” for the safety of the way the order was being implemented, saying
Americans. without sudden implementation, people intending to harm
Americans would be able to move up their travel in order
Conway defended the ban in an interview with Fox News to get into the country before the "grace period" was over
saying that it shouldn't be regarded as an administration
failure even though it triggered mayhem at many airports, Trump on Friday signed an executive order temporarily
including the detention of travelers with legitimate papers. suspending immigration from seven predominantly
The adviser pointed out that the number of those detained Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya
at US airports was relatively small. and Yemen. The order also suspends the flow of Syrian
refugees into the country and halts all refugee resettlement
Trump's advisor said, in the US for 120 days as the administration reviews the
vetting process.
"325,000 people from overseas came
into this country just yesterday through our On Saturday, a federal judge in New York issued an
airports. You're talking about 300 and emergency stay on implementation of Trump's order. In a
some who have been detained or are tweet published several hours later, the US president
prevented from gaining access to an signaled that he will fight to keep the order in place.
aircraft in their home countries and must
stay for now."
"Our country needs strong borders and
extreme vetting, NOW," Trump said
Conway emphasized that that is only 1 percent of those
in the tweet. "Look what is happening
who arrived, and that this sacrifice is incomparable
all over Europe and, indeed, the
with the grief of the children whose parents were killed
world — a horrible mess!"
in the 9/11 attacks. (Most of the perpetrators of the 9/11
.

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Trump Slams McCain, Graham:
"Stop Trying To Start World War III"
By Tyler Durden
Jan 30, 2017 5:04 AM

Shortly after Senators McCain and Graham issued their those refugees who have been shown through extensive
"joint statement on President Trump's Executive Order vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and
on immigration"... who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women
and children.
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham
(R-SC) released the following statement today on the “Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-
President’s executive order on immigration: inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very
moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi
partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots
from coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common
enemies. Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are
the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of
hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that
America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is
why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist
recruitment than improve our security.”

President Trump decided to let them have it...

“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but


we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all
that is decent and exceptional about our nation.

“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the


nation that President Trump’s executive order was not
properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that
this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the
Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security.

“Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop


green-card holders from returning to the country they call home.
We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our
military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they
risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on Hard to argue with that!
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No One Talks Of The Diseases
Muslims & Hispanics Have
By Patricia Doyle PhD
1-30-2017

Hello Jeff – Brazil has Yellow Fever now spreading and Africa now
has several countries with active Cholera outbreaks. And
Trump is trying to stop this influx of refugees into the let us not forget Chagas spreading locally in Texas and
US...many carrying infectious diseases. Where are the Louisiana due to influx of illegal Latinos from Mexico and
news media on the amount of AIDS-infected Somalians Central and South America. Florida now has Leprosy
who admit that they find raping women and children to be spreading there due to refugees and illegals
perfectly fine. It's a crime they commit at home all the time
and it's something they will continue to do in Europe...and Insanity? No, it's not Donald Trump…it
in your town USA as well. is insanity on the part of the elitist
bankers and media.
Why not put a health stop on all incoming refugees?
Syrians have Leishmaniasis and other diseases and Yemen Patty
and Haiti have Cholera. Is a nation not allowed to protect
itself from infectious diseases? Since when do refugees See the DISEASE MAP at
take preference over American citizens in America? PROMEDMAIL.ORG

Jeff, you have to check out the Promed health map and http://www.healthmap.org/en/
note the clusters of diseases in Europe and elsewhere in
heavily muslim-invaded areas. http://www.promedmail.org/

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These 'Rogue' White House Accounts Are Just Liberal Bait
We All Want To Believe Things We Already Agree With.
By Luke O'Neil
Jan 30, 2017

An intrepid mole embeds deep within the corridors of


power, firing off missives of resistance as authorities work
to ferret them out. Will they be apprehended before they
save the country from the brink of ruin? If it sounds like
the fiction of a heavy-handed spy thriller, that's because it
is. Except the medium in this case isn't some paperback
airport novel, it's a popular Twitter account: Rogue
POTUS Staff.

The account, which has amassed 320,000 followers in the


past few days—100 of which are otherwise smart people I
know, including numerous journalists—and spawned
credulous media reports like this one, presents itself as the
work of "the unofficial resistance team inside the White
House."

"We will not reveal our identity to anyone!"


the account explains in its bio. "The only
way to keep a secret is to keep it secret!"

Indeed.

The account, an update on a well worn Twitter trope —


@NYTFridge or @CondeElevator—purports to be a direct
look into an exclusive milieu that readers are naturally
interested in hearing about.

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"rogue" government resistance accounts that have flooded
Twitter since Trump took office. The trend began last
week, when the National Park Service found themselves at
odds with the president after retweeting two posts that
were critical of him and, more importantly, the size of his
inauguration crowd. Soon thereafter, the administration
reportedly ordered the Parks Service, and other
government agencies, to temporarily curtail their social
media use.
It is also, like many others before it, almost certainly fake.
It comes amidst a veritable gold rush of so-called "alt-" or
.

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Nobody Is Listening
To Your Nonsense Anymore! (Video)
By Voice Of Reason
Monday, January 30th, 2017

turned into nothing more than headline readers, or sound


bite seekers. That’s the only rational explanation for how
media organizations like CNN, with all their
dishonesty, can still be in business. The following video
takes a few minutes to shred the article that follows it from
CNN for its ridiculously biased reporting, then sets the
record straight on a number of issues the author of the
article made no effort to communicate honestly.

“If you can keep it,” Franklin said. Time will


tell I suppose… but it doesn't look good
unless people wake up!
There is a story, often told, that upon exiting the
Constitutional Convention Benjamin Franklin was
approached by a group of citizens asking what sort of
government the delegates had created. His answer was:

"A republic, if you can keep it."

In the American political system, the press, or the media,


has often been referred to as the Fourth Estate, or the
fourth branch of government, because of the influence it
can have on holding the other branches of government
accountable. Our Founding Fathers knew that if the
country they established was going to survive, it would
need to have an "educated and informed electorate,” which
is one of the reasons why they said that Congress shall
make no law that “abridges the freedom of speech, or the CNN Reports:
press.”
When President Donald Trump declared at the Pentagon
John Adams, our nation’s second president once said, Friday he was enacting strict new measures to prevent
domestic terror attacks, there were few within his
"Our Constitution was made only for a government who knew exactly what he meant.
moral and religious people. It is wholly
inadequate to the government of any Administration officials weren't immediately sure
other." It’s hard to imagine if the Founders which countries' citizens would be barred from
ever envisioned the situation where the entering the United States. The Department of
country finds itself today, where the “free Homeland Security was left making a legal analysis on
press” is anything but free, and many the order after Trump signed it. A Border Patrol agent,
Americans dare not speak of even their confronted with arriving refugees, referred questions only
own of “morals” or religion” in public, lest to the President himself, according to court filings.
they be branded a bigot, or labeled
intolerant by the "fourth estate," or by Saturday night, a federal judge granted an
people in the "free press." emergency stay for citizens of the affected countries
who had already arrived in the US and those who are
Despite the fact that we live during a time when almost in transit and hold valid visas, ruling they can legally
any information a person could ever need isn’t much more enter the US.
than a few clicks away, the majority of Americans have

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Trump's unilateral moves, which have drawn the ire of extreme vetting, which we should have had in this
human rights groups and prompted protests at US country for many years."
airports, reflect the President's desire to quickly make
good on his campaign promises. But they also The policy team at the White House developed the
encapsulate the pitfalls of an administration largely executive order on refugees and visas, and largely
operated by officials with scant federal experience. avoided the traditional interagency process that
would have allowed the Justice Department and
It wasn't until Friday — the day Trump signed the order homeland security agencies to provide operational
banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries guidance, according to numerous officials who spoke to
for 90 days and suspending all refugee admission for CNN on Saturday.
120 days — that career homeland security staff were
allowed to see the final details of the order, a person Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and
familiar with the matter said. Department of Homeland Security leadership saw the
final details shortly before the order was finalized,
The result was widespread confusion across the government officials said.
country on Saturday as airports struggled to adjust
to the new directives. In New York, two Iraqi nationals Friday night, DHS arrived at the legal interpretation that
sued the federal government after they were detained at the executive order restrictions applying to seven
John F. Kennedy International Airport, and 10 others countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and
were detained as well. Yemen — did not apply to people with lawful permanent
residence, generally referred to as green card holders.
In Philadelphia, a Syrian family of six who had a visa
through a family connection in the US was placed on a The White House overruled that guidance overnight,
return flight to Doha, Qatar, and Department of according to officials familiar with the rollout. That
Homeland Security officials said others who were in the order came from the President's inner circle, led by
air would be detained upon arrival and put back on a Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon. Their decision held
plane to their home country. that, on a case by case basis, DHS could allow green
card holders to enter the US.

There had been some debate whether green card


holders should be even allowed to board international
flights. It was decided by the Department of Homeland
Security they could fly to the US and would be
considered on a case-by-case basis after passing a
secondary screening.

But the guidance sent to airlines on Friday night,


obtained by CNN, said clearly, "lawful permanent
residents are not included and may continue to
travel to the USA."

As of Saturday afternoon, Customs and Border


Protection continued to issue the same guidance to
airlines as it did Friday, telling airlines that fly to the US
that green card holders can board planes to the US but
they may get extra scrutiny on arrival, according to an
airline official.

Before the President issued the order, the White


Asked during a photo opportunity in the Oval Office
House did not seek the legal guidance of the Office
Saturday afternoon about the rollout, Trump said his
of Legal Counsel, the Justice Department office that
government was "totally prepared."
interprets the law for the executive branch. A source
said the executive order did not follow the standard
"It's working out very nicely," Trump told reporters. agency review process that's typically overseen by the
"You see it at the airports. You see it all over. It's National Security Council, though the source couldn't
working out very nicely and we're going to have a specifically say if that included the decision to not have
very, very strict ban, and we're going to have the order go through the Office of Legal Counsel.

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Separately, a person familiar with the matter said career involved in the process were able to make decisions
officials in charge of enforcing the executive order were about who to talk and inform about this.
not fully briefed on the specifics until Friday. The
officials were caught off guard by some of the Bannon and Miller were running point on this order and
specifics and raised questions about how to handle giving directives regarding green cards, according to a
the new banned passengers on US-bound planes. Republican close to the White House.

Regarding the green card holders and some of the But even after the Friday afternoon announcement,
confusion about whether they were impacted, the person administration officials at the White House took several
familiar with the matter said if career officials had known hours to produce text of the action until several
more about the executive order earlier, some of the hours after it was signed. Adviser Kellyanne Conway
confusion could have been avoided and a better plan even said at one point it was not going to be released
could be in place. before eventually it did get sent out.

Administration officials also defended the process Administration officials also seemed unsure at first who
Saturday. They said the people who needed to be was covered in the action, and a list of impacted
briefed ahead of time on the plane were briefed and that countries was only produced later on Friday night, hours
people at the State Department and DHS who were after the President signed the document at the
Pentagon.
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When Trump Does Something Right, We
Must Back Him As With The Executive Order
Ban On Muslims Entering The US
By Patricia Doyle Phd
1-30-2017

Hello Jeff - We must support Trump when his actions are Israelis have not taken in ONE SINGLE MUSLIM
correct for the the safety and well-being of the American 'REFUGEE.' Yet they can protest America for trying to
people. slow the invasion here? Well, i guess it has to do with the
PROFIT that Israeli Jewish 'refugee relocating companies'
I cannot believe the anti-Trump protests at airports and are making in the US and elsewhere. They are relocating,
across the nation. Trump is trying to prevent the historic for big money, Muslim 'refugees' who ultimately rape and
killing and terror events which are a major part of muslim kill people in EVERY host country they are moved into.
'culture'. Imposing even a 90 day ban on incoming The day when Israel takes in a Muslim refugee then I
muslims from murder and terror states like Somalia Iraq might not be so upset by their protest of America and Mr.
& Sudan is strictly logical and represents a bare minimum Trump.
of common sense. What are White Americans thinking of
protesting someone who is making good on part of his Of course, the segment of the US population protesting
promises to the voters to protect them from terrorist and working hard to get these savages into the US are the
butchery? These Muslims want to kill us and subjugate out lawyers. They are at airports protesting and helping get
culture to theirs. They have defiled Europe and Australia the Muslim travelers released and into the US to walk
already. Their history is horrifying in its sheer death and among us, infect us and ultimately destroy us.
violence.
When the next terror event happens, we have only
One man complained that his Iraqi fin ace was only 21 ourselves to blame for allowing the invasion of the West to
and therefore could not possibly be a terrorist. Is he continue.
joking? There have been scores of female suicide bombers
and facilitators of terror in many, many countries. Austria What is the sense of building a wall on the taxpayer dole
just stopped a terror event planned by a 12 year old. when Americans will protest and do their best to see to it
Americans wanted this ban especially on refugees coming that 'refugees' and illegals get to circumvent it? Anyone
from these countries but now the lame liberals are out in protesting Trump's anti-Muslim anti-'refugee' anti illegal
force protesting Trump when he does something to stop policy has no right to complain when the unthinkable
the influx of terror and save their lives. There are either happens. When someone in their family os raped and
being paid by globalist communist Soros or there are given a death sentence of AIDS, or some other disease.
completely insane…just like those Germans who have they have no right to complain. We tried to warn them.
taken these savages into their homes with catastrophic Look to Europe.
rapes and murders resulting.
Patty
What made me laugh was the protest in Israel. Israel is
protesting our muslim ban and President Trump when the
.

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President Bannon?
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
JAN. 30, 2017

that he barred Mr. Rove, Mr. Bush’s political adviser, from


N.S.C. meetings. To the annoyance of experienced foreign
policy aides, David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s
political adviser, sat in on some N.S.C. meetings, but he
was not a permanent member of the council.

More telling still, Mr. Trump appointed Mr. Bannon to the


N.S.C. “principals’ committee,” which includes most of
those same top officials and meets far more frequently. At
the same time, President Trump downgraded two senior
national security officials — the chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, a role now held by Gen. Joseph Dunford
Jr., and the director of national intelligence, the job that
Dan Coats, a former member of the Senate Intelligence
Credit Illustration by Selman Design; Photos by Damon Winter/The
New York Times Committee and former ambassador to Germany, has been
nominated to fill.
Plenty of presidents have had prominent political advisers,
and some of those advisers have been suspected of quietly All this may seem like boring bureaucratic chart-making,
setting policy behind the scenes (recall Karl Rove or, if but who sits at the National Security Council table when
your memory stretches back far enough, Dick Morris). But the administration debates issues of war and peace can
we’ve never witnessed a political aide move as brazenly to make a real difference in decisions. In giving Mr. Bannon
consolidate power as Stephen Bannon — nor have we seen an official role in national security policy making, Mr.
one do quite so much damage so quickly to his putative Trump has not simply broken with tradition but has
boss’s popular standing or pretenses of competence. embraced the risk of politicizing national security, or
giving the impression of doing so.
Mr. Bannon supercharged Breitbart News as a platform for
inciting the alt-right, did the same with the Trump Mr. Trump’s order says that the chairman of the Joint
campaign and is now repeating the act with the Trump Chiefs and the director of national intelligence will attend
White House itself. That was perhaps to be expected, the principals’ committee meetings only “where issues
though the speed with which President Trump has moved pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be
to alienate Mexicans (by declaring they would pay for a discussed.” Could there be any national security
border wall), Jews (by disregarding their unique discussions when input from the intelligence agencies and
experience of the Holocaust) and Muslims (the ban) has the military will not be required? People in those jobs are
been impressive. Mr. Trump never showed much often the ones to tell presidents hard truths, even when
inclination to reach beyond the minority base of voters that they are unwelcome.
delivered his Electoral College victory, and Mr. Bannon,
whose fingerprints were on each of those initiatives, is As his first week in office amply demonstrated, Mr. Trump
helping make sure he doesn’t. has no grounding in national security decision making, no
sophistication in governance and little apparent grasp of
But a new executive order, politicizing the process for what it takes to lead a great diverse nation. He needs to
national security decisions, suggests Mr. Bannon is hear from experienced officials, like General Dunford. But
positioning himself not merely as a Svengali but as the de Mr. Bannon has positioned himself, along with Mr.
facto president. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as the president’s
most trusted aide, shutting out other voices that might offer
alternative views. He is now reportedly eclipsing the
In that new order, issued on Saturday, Mr. Trump took the
national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
unprecedented step of naming Mr. Bannon to the National
Security Council, along with the secretaries of state and
defense and certain other top officials. President George While Mr. Trump long ago embraced Mr. Bannon’s
W. Bush’s last chief of staff, Joshua Bolten, was so politics, he would be wise to reconsider allowing him to
concerned about separating politics from national security run his White House, particularly after the fiasco over the
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weekend of the risible Muslim ban. Mr. Bannon helped Presidents are entitled to pick their advisers. But Mr.
push that order through without consulting Mr. Trump’s Trump’s first spasms of policy making have supplied
own experts at the Department of Homeland Security or ample evidence that he needs advisers who can think
even seeking deliberation by the N.S.C. itself. The strategically and weigh second- and third-order
administration’s subsequent modifications, the courtroom consequences beyond the immediate domestic political
reversals and the international furor have made the effects. Imagine tomorrow if Mr. Trump is faced with a
president look not bold and decisive but simply crisis involving China in the South China Sea or Russia in
incompetent. Ukraine. Will he look to his chief political provocateur,
Mr. Bannon, with his penchant for blowing things up, or
As a candidate, Mr. Trump was immensely gratified by the will he turn at last for counsel to the few more thoughtful
applause at his rallies for Mr. Bannon’s jingoism. Yet now experienced hands in his administration, like Defense
casually weaponized in executive orders, those same ideas Secretary Jim Mattis and General Dunford?
are alienating American allies and damaging the
presidency.
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Trump’s Bloodless Coup Against
America’s Enemies From Within
By DCwhispers
Posted On January 30, 2017

Consider the names: blackout against the United Nations. Trump and his inner
circle hold little respect and even less trust for the
Flynn, Priebus, Tillerson, Mattis, Sessions, Zinke, monolithic globalist institution.)
Kelly, Coats, Pompeo, Kushner, Bannon, Conway,
Pence, and Priebus, among others.

And so arrives the much-publicized temporary


immigration ban placed upon seven countries with long
And then there is of course, President Donald Trump, histories of promoting terrorist activity. On the surface,
the architect of this roiling team of male and female alpha this ban appears to be merely another campaign promise
personalities who, despite various superficial differences, being kept by President Trump. Behind the scenes, though,
share one very strong common thread – an unwavering far away from the predictably frantic cries of the media
belief that America must once again fight to protect its elites, (so many of which are now financially beholden to
own so that it can again be powerful enough to do the foreign/anti-American interests outside the United States)
same for the world. this single executive order is helping to shine a light upon
those within our government who are now opposing such a
fair-minded use of protect-America-first authority.
And to do that, there is much house-cleaning to be done
among the long-entrenched globalist factions that have
come to dominate the rank and file of the U.S. government With a single stroke of his pen, President Trump is using
over the last few decades. Team Trump is doing a his executive authority to vet personnel within multiple
masterful job of exposing those factions, drawing them government agencies. Certainly many in the State
out, and quickly sending them packing. Department have already been exposed and are now
vacating en masse like cockroaches suddenly bathed in
light. What would have been logistically impossible in four
Within the last week, staffing has been gutted throughout or even eight years on a case-by-case basis is being done
various agencies, and either replaced with like-minded successfully in a matter of weeks from Mr. Trump’s newly
“America First” loyalists, or those positions are being left arrived place inside the Oval Office.
vacant – perhaps permanently. The ODNI is undergoing a
considerable shake-down, and is currently relegated to
second-tier status. Trump does not trust the entirety of the This is a bloodless coup being attempted by the first true
U.S. Intelligence monstrosity, having been informed political outsider to have ever been elected to this nation’s
multiple times that the nation’s enemies beyond have highest office. Donald Trump has surrounded himself with
carefully over many years infiltrated the ODNI and its a small army of loyalists devoted to restoring the hope and
affiliate intelligence branches with a multitude of enemies prosperity of America to its rightful owners – the
from within. (and so far unreported by the Mainstream American people. The President is absorbing wave after
Media is the administration’s ongoing intelligence wave of anti-America media backlash and pushing
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forward, each new order another beam of light being And while failure is not an option, it might very well be
shined into the darkest corners of a diseased government this endeavor’s most probable outcome.
infested by a malignant contagion determined to eventually
kill its host.

This week’s Supreme Court nominee will be one of many


similar gestures intended to restore order to chaos, and
government to its people. Many more are to follow, and
the cries of opposition will grow louder and more unstable
as the war within the war, rages.

In doing so, Mr. Trump risks everything.

The difference between success and failure is precarious at


best.
.

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New Rasmussen Poll Reveals
Silent Majority Approves Of Immigration Ban
By Tyler Durden
Jan 30, 2017 8:25 PM

While vocal, and often violent, disaffected Hillary Like most issues, support for the immigration ban was
protesters may get a lot of media attention, a new heavily split along party lines with 82% of Republicans
Rasmussen poll out today reveals that the silent supporting the executive order versus only 34% of
majority of Americans, men and women who don't have Democrats and 53% of Independents.
time to protest 24 hours a day because they actually go to
work to provide for their families, support Trump's The refugee ban is supported by 82% of
temporary immigration ban from 7 mostly-Muslim Republicans and 59% of voters not
countries in the Middle East and Africa. In fact, per the affiliated with either major party.
new poll, 57% of likely U.S. voters actually approve of Democrats are opposed by a 53% to
the ban while only 33% were opposed. 34% margin.

A new Rasmussen Reports national The numbers are nearly identical for the temporary ban on
telephone and online survey finds that 57% visas from these seven terrorist-plagued nations.
of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary
ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Men and women are in general
Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until
agreement on both measures. Younger
the federal government approves its voters are slightly less supportive than their
ability to screen out potential terrorists elders are.
from coming here. Thirty-three percent
(33%) are opposed, while 10% are Blacks oppose both bans more than
undecided. whites and other majority voters do.
Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block
on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, As we pointed out earlier (see "Is A Constitutional Crisis
Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Imminent In The Wake Of Trump's Immigration Ban?"),
Yemen from entering the United States the ACLU, flush with $24 million in donations from just
until the government approves its ability this weekend alone, has vowed to fight Trump's
to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two immigration ban all the way to the Supreme Court on
percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, grounds that it targets people of a certain religion, in direct
and 11% are undecided. violation of the First Amendment.

This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend That said, many legal scholars have
protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four- asserted that Trump's immigration ban will
month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on stand up against Constitutional tests, with
visitors from these seven countries. GWU professor Jonathan Turley saying the
ban can't be viewed as a "Muslim ban"
given the "vast majority of Muslims
around the world are not affected by the
limitations placed on these seven
countries.”

Still, some observers said the courts ultimately might


uphold Trump’s order.

Its alleged anti-Muslim thrust “is not


clear to me,” said Eugene Volokh, a
professor at UCLA School of Law.

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Judges might interpret the order as targeting people from which, at least according to Rasmussen, is a fight he's
countries where “jihadist sentiments” are common, he said. winning.

The president generally has broad


authority to exclude non-citizens from
coming into the country, Volokh said.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington


University, predicted the courts would not interpret the
order as a religious ban.

“It is not on its face a Muslim ban,” he


said. “That dog simply won’t hunt. No
judge can look at the order and analyze
it as a Muslim ban because the vast
majority of Muslims around the world
are not affected by the limitations
placed on these seven countries.”

But while the ACLU is looking for a Supreme Court battle,


Trump continues to fight in the court of public opinion,
.

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Obama Moves to Undermine
Trump Presidency After Only 10 Days
Chris Menahan
Jan. 30, 2017

Do your paid protesters have a "constitutional right" to


smash Trump supporters over the head with metal objects?
Even though Bush made no effort to interfere with Because that's what they're doing.
Obama's presidency, Obama has moved to undermine
Donald Trump's presidency after only 10 days in office.

President Obama issued the following statement attacking


Trump this afternoon through his spokesman Kevin Lewis:
President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement
taking place in communities around the country. In his
final official speech as President, he spoke about the
important role of citizens and how all Americans have a
responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy — not
just during an election but every day.

Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble,


organize and have their voices heard by their elected You undermined real American values for eight years
officials is exactly what we expect to see when American straight, that's why we voted to restore these values by
values are at stake. electing President Donald Trump.

With regard to comparisons to President Obama's foreign While President Trump restricted travel from seven
policy decisions, as we've hard before, the President countries you labeled as dangerous, you bombed 5 out of
fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating the 7 and actively killed people in those nations, including
against individuals because of their faith. innocent civilians.

President Trump's travel ban is not a You don't have the moral high ground.
Muslim ban and does not "discriminate
against individuals because of their President Trump is trying to protect America from the
faith." refujihadists you helped flood this nation with who are
going on stabbing sprees left and right.
Obama knows this, that's why he simply used vague
language to imply it. This election was a repudiation of everything you believe
in. Take a clue from former president Bush and shut the
hell up and get out of our politics.

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The Left Is Self-Destructing
Paul Craig Roberts
January 30, 2017

The mindlessness is unbearable. Amnesty International The easiest and surest way for the Trump administration to
tells us that we must “fight the Muslim ban” because stop the refugee problem, not only for the US but also for
Trump’s bigotry is wrecking lives. Anthony Dimaggio at Europe and the West in general, is to stop the wars against
CounterPunch says Trump should be impeached because Muslim countries that his predecessors started. The
his Islamophobia is a threat to the Constitution. This is not enormous sums of money squandered on gratuitous wars
to single out these two as the mindlessness is everywhere could instead be given to the countries that the US and
among those whose worldview is defined by Identity NATO have destroyed.
Politics.
The simplest way to end the refugee
One might think that Amnesty International should be problem is to stop producing refugees.
fighting against the Bush/Cheney/Obama regime wars that
have produced the refugees by killing and displacing This should be the focus of Trump, Amnesty, and
millions of Muslims. For example, the ongoing war that Dimaggio.
Obama inflicted on Yemen results in the death of one
Yemeni child every 10 minutes, according to UNICEF.
Is everyone too busy hating to do anything sensible?
Where is Amnesty International?

It is very disturbing that the liberal/progressive/left prefers


Clearly America’s wars on Muslims
to oppose Trump than to oppose war. Indeed, they want a
wreck far more lives than Trump’s ban
war on Trump. How does this differ from the Bush/Obama
on immigrants.
war on Muslims?

 Why the focus on an immigration ban and not on wars


The liberal/progressive/left is demonstrating a mindless
that produce refugees?
hatred of the American people and the President that the
 Is it because Obama is responsible for war and Trump
people chose. This mindless hatred can achieve nothing
for the ban? Is the liberal/progressive/left projecting
but the discrediting of an alternative voice and the opening
Obama’s monstrous crimes onto Trump?
of the future to the least attractive elements of the right-
 Is it that we must hate Trump and not Obama? wing.

Immigration is not a right protected by the US The liberal/progressive/left will end up discrediting all
Constitution. Where was Dimaggio when in the name of critics, thereby empowering those to whom the
“the war on terror” the Bush/Obama regime destroyed the liberal/progressive/left are most opposed.
civil liberties guaranteed by the US Constitution? If
Dimaggio is an American citizen, he should try
immigrating to the UK, Germany, or France and see how
far he gets.

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Temper Tantrum: USA Today Columnist
Demands Brady End Friendship With Trump
By Curtis Houck
January 30, 2017 | 1:46 PM EST

that have made this country


exceptional...are being abandoned.”

If only Armour would have been like this during any of the
scandals or missteps during the Obama administration.

“Brady might not agree with Trump’s


views or his policies, as he seemed to
indicate last week...but in refusing to
Talk about losing your mind, folks. In a Monday morning publicly disavow Trump's actions,
post, USA Today columnist Nancy Armour decreed that Brady is giving tacit endorsement to
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady “has some both Trump and the chaos he has
explaining to do” about why he’s friends with President created,” she continued.
Trump and Brady “no longer gets a pass” for simply
associating with him. Armour’s intolerance reached a climax when after
publishing a quote from Brady admitting that he doesn’t
Lauding Colin Kaepernick as “eloquent” and fretting he have to “agree with everything” friends think, she
faced criticism he faced for his National Anthem determined people aren’t allowed to be friends if
kneeldowns, Armour used Kaepernick to argue that Brady someone’s name is Donald J. Trump:
deserves to be berated in the public square for having a
long-standing friendship with Trump. “No, it’s not.”
“It’s only now, when he’s facing
Armour began with this diatribe, showcasing the left’s questions and criticism, that he thinks
authoritarianism when it comes to demanding conformity the friendship should be off limits. But it
of opinions: doesn't work that way. If you stake out a
position, you need to own it. Or if you’ve
Tom Brady no longer gets a pass on his friendship with had a change of heart, explain why,” she
Donald Trump. hypocritically added.

Not after this weekend, when the country boiled over in For all of the negative talk, she flipped the script by
rage and indignation at Trump’s decision to turn holding up the failed San Francisco 49ers quarterback:
America’s back on refugees. Not after this season, when
Colin Kaepernick was pilloried from coast to coast for If Brady needs an example of how that’s
trying to draw attention to the shortcomings of our done, he can look at Kaepernick.
country.
From the day his national anthem protest became public in
And not when he’s about to command the NFL’s biggest August, Kaepernick has been open, available and
stage. consistent with his opinion. It has not been a popular one;
as the protests spread across the league, the San Francisco
Recapping the left’s complaints about Trump’s campaign, 49ers quarterback was portrayed as anti-American, anti-
military and anti-police – all of which he denies.
Armour whined that Trump’s “doubled
down on his hatred in his first week as He’s had insults, slurs and worse directed at him. He was
president” and went DEFCON 1 worrying blamed for the drop in TV ratings early in the season. One
that, supposedly, the American people are person last week even tried to say Trump’s election was
“angry and frightened” that “the ideals partly the result of Kaepernick’s protests.

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It would have been easy for Kaepernick to brush off Regardless of whether he was duped into
questions or say he’d rather talk about football, as Brady being a prop or is genuinely friends with
has done. Instead, he’s been eloquent in detailing his Trump, Brady inserted himself into the
concerns over police brutality in minority communities. national firestorm. He can’t be surprised
He’s sparked conversations and reflection in NFL locker that people want to know more. And now
rooms and beyond. expect more.

Armour concluded by proving that while liberals shout In short, this should be none of Armour’s (or anyone
about wanting the government out of their bedrooms, they else’s) business.
are interested in who you speak to:

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Trump Files With FEC For 2020 Election Bid,
Outmaneuvers Nonprofit Organizations
William Craddick
January 30, 2017

A document from the Federal Elections Commission could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S.
(FEC) indicates that Donald Trump took steps last week to Presidential Election without running the risk of losing
outmaneuver nonprofit organizations, leaving them unable their nonprofit status. The move effectively bars interest
to officially campaign against him over the next few years groups from creating nonprofits which they could funnel
of his Presidency. money into for the purposes of opposing Trump’s
initiatives. This will likely create chaos for political
Filed on January 20th, 2017, the letter states that, while not opponents of Trump such as George Soros, who has sunk
an official announcement for reelection, Donald Trump significant amounts of money into various nonprofit
has filed an FEC Form 2 in order to “ensure compliance groups with the intent of opposing Trump’s government.
with the Federal Election Campaign Act.” This is an How 501(c)(3) organizations will comply with the FEC’s
unprecedented, although legal, move for the President to regulations when participating an actions which qualify as
make. Barack Obama did not file for his 2012 re-election political speech remains to be seen.
bid until April 2011. Having filed (even if not formally
announcing a bid) as a candidate, Trump would be able to The move is consistent with Trump’s campaign promises
coordinate with PACs and other similar organizations. to reduce the financial influence of private special interest
groups on Washington.
More importantly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would
no longer be able to engage in “political speech” which
.

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Trump Authorizes Congress To
Pursue Criminal Charges Against Hillary
By Sean Adl-Tabatabai
Posted On January 31, 2017

If you sat there and heard what he said to


me about pursuing oversight and
government, you would be inspired. And for
him to convey a message of ‘don’t slow
down,’ I think was a good message.”

The news that the President support’s the criminal


investigation comes just days after the Oversight
Committee ordered FBI Director, James Comey, to hand
over the contents of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
President Trump has
authorized Congress to pursue criminal Trump’s words will likely bolster their resolve in exposing
charges against Hillary Clinton, even if any criminal wrong doing by the former Secretary of State
that means she ends up in prison. in their continued investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use
of a private email server.
Chairman of the United States House Committee on
Oversight and Government Reform, Jason Chaffetz, told “This was never a political targeting in the
members of the committee that a recent meeting between beginning and just because there was a
him and the President revealed a desire by Trump to political election doesn’t mean it goes
ensure Hillary Clinton receives whatever justice she away,” Jason Chaffetz told reporters earlier
deserves. in the month. “There were a lot of other
characters that were involved in this that
Chaffetz told members: we have to look at.”

“President Trump visited Philadelphia when


we were at our planning and strategy
session.
I went backstage with the President here’s
what he said:
‘You do a great job. Listen, I understand
I’m the president and you have a job. You
do the oversight. Don’t slow down. Go after
everything you want to go after. You look at
everything you want to look at.’
.

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BREAKING: Trump Just Ordered Gowdy And Chaffetz
Back On Clinton Case To “Go After Everything”
Posted by Matthew Bernstein
Feb 1, 2017

Jason Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight


Committee, and has just announced that President Donald
Trump instructed him and the Committee to pursue every
available avenue they deem appropriate. Trump has made
it clear that putting the safety of the American people at
risk like Hillary did is well deserving of punishment.

Gowdy Is On His Way There Now!

You are sure to recall that during the presidential election,


there was a lot of talk about Hillary Clinton and the House
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. This is
a committee that is designed to go after government
officials that have broken the law. Notably, Trey Gowdy
and Jason Chaffetz reside on this board, and are well-
known for their vicious work during the Clinton case. Hillary Is About To Get Bad News

The case? Hillary put the entire nation in jeopardy with her Chaffetz said that the conversation between President
decision to use a private email server, delete thousands and Trump and himself took place after the 2017 GOP retreat
thousands of emails despite being told not to, and involved in Philadelphia. This was also his second time ever
the State Department in several pay to play schemes speaking with the president in person.
through her Clinton Foundation.
The Utah Republican spoke to the committee saying,

“He came up to me and said, ‘you do a


great job. You do a great job,’ which of
course I agreed with. Then he said, ‘listen, I
understand that I am the President. You
have a job to do. You do oversight. Don’t
slow down. You go after everything you
want to go after. You look at everything you
want to look at.’”

President Trump made it clear during the debates that he


Hillary Is Done For! was going to appoint a special prosecutor in the case
against Hillary Clinton.
In other words, she is someone that should be spending her
time in a jail cell. Several people were concerned that her Newsflash: that time has now come.
case would be dropped moving into the New Year.
However those fears have now vanished. Chaffetz continued,
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“If you sat there and heard what he said to related to that. Hillary actively put the safety and security
me about pursuing oversight of the of the country at risk because of her decision, and she
government and the function that we fulfill, should suffer the consequences for it.
you’d be pretty inspiring, and it was
inspiring to me. For him to convey the
message, ‘don’t slow down, do your job,
there’s a lot to get after with the
government,’ I think that’s a good
message.”

Hillary Did The Crime, Now She’ll Do The Time

Actions have consequences, and putting the safety of the


Chaffetz Has The Support Of President Trump
nation at risk is a pretty big action. Therefore, it requires a
big consequence. The other thing to realize is that there is
Again, this is just adding to the fact that Hillary is going to no way that Hillary can be saved. There were fears that
face some serious battles with the House Oversight former President Barack Obama would have pardoned
Committee. Chaffetz has already said that he will continue Hillary over this. Now that he is out of office, there is no
to investigate her use of a primary email server while in way that she can be saved. We’re finally going to see
charge of the State Department. justice!

“Just because there was a political election Also, one of Hillary and Bill Clinton’s global foundations
doesn’t mean it goes away.” He also called was shut down mere months after she lost the election.
the classified emails that surfaced on the That is just further proof that she was using it as a way to
server “the largest breach of security in the get political favors. Now that she isn’t in office, how can
history of the State Department.” she promise those favors?

If you couple that with all the WikiLeaks emails that had Not to mention that Hillary’s other foundation is still being
come out during the days leading up to the election, you investigated by the FBI in several different states. There is
can clearly see that Hillary was using this to gain a a lot going on for the former Secretary of State, and
political advantage. A lot of people that were donating to absolutely none of them are any good for her. I wouldn’t
her Foundation did so because she had promised some sort be surprised if the FBI placed charges against her for her
of political favor. “charity.”

Again, she put the security of the country at risk because Share this article to show that President Trump has just
of her decision to use a private server. Not only did she do given Chaffetz the ability to go after what he wants. That
that, but she actively tried to say that it wasn’t a big deal as means that Hillary Clinton is finally finished and justice
other people had done that, like Colin Powell. will prevail. Trump did say that he was going to restore
law and order to the country. Going after someone that put
No, Powell used a personal email account that was used the nation in danger is a good way to start.
for unclassified materials, like lunch runs or anything
.

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Anti-Trump State Department Staff
Oppose His Entry Into America
By Stephen Lendman
1-31-2017

It’s more about politics as usual than “protecting the nation SBU: Trump’s EO “will increase anti-
from foreign terrorist entry into the United States.” American sentiment.” It’ll be
“counterproductive.”
On January 30, a draft letter supported by over 100 career
foreign service officers and other diplomats expressed Fact: Indeed! It’ll make more enemies than friends abroad.
opposition to Trump’s action - headlined “SENSITIVE It’ll do nothing to make America safer.
BUT UNCLASSIFIED (SBU).”
SBU: “We have a special obligation to
“(I)t runs counter to core American values maintain an immigration system that is as
of nondiscrimination, fair play, and free as possible from discrimination, that
extending a warm welcome to foreign does not have an implied or actual religious
visitors and immigrants,” it said. tests, and that views individuals as
individuals, not as part of stereotyped
Fact: These and similar values are important, ones groups.”
America consistently spurns at home and abroad, waging
endless wars on humanity. Fact: US immigration was never free and fair, favoring
Western Europeans, white Christians from inception, Jews
SBU: The EO “will not achieve its stated post-WW II over other religious faiths, largely demeaning
aim of to protect the American people from people of color.
terrorist attacks by foreign nationals
admitted to the United States.” State Department staffers against Trump’s action should
either resign or carry out their duties as ordered by
Fact: True enough! State-sponsored terrorism is a superiors.
homeland threat, not violence from refugees or other
foreign nationals. Either way, they’re free to express their views. America’s
First Amendment is endangered, but it’s still the law of the
land.
.

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Progressives Ready All-Out Assault
On Trump's Supreme Court Pick
By Seung Min Kim And Edward-Isaac Dovere
01/31/17 05:09 AM EST

independent and serve as the check on


presidential power.”

On the Democratic side, progressives are zeroing in on


red-state Democrats like West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and
North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp. Among Republicans,
they’re looking at Arizona’s Jeff Flake and Nevada’s Dean
Heller, who are both up for reelection in 2018, and the
moderate Susan Collins of Maine.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has already conceded that And while conservative forces are already putting the
he believes President Donald Trump won't pick a "mainstream" finishing touches on a $10 million ad blitz targeting red-
candidate. | AP Photo
state Senate Democrats who will come under enormous
pressure to back Trump’s nominee, People for the
Progressive groups will mount a multi-phase effort against American Way is readying a television ad campaign of its
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, own as a counterbalance.
targeting specific Democratic and GOP senators and
preparing a broader assault on Republicans to pressure
“There will be resources available to make
them against blowing up the filibuster — even as some
the case,” said Marge Baker, the group’s
Senate Democrats pledged Monday to block Trump’s pick.
executive vice president. “This is a fight
that we’re going to be in, in an absolutely
Leaders of key groups have been meeting privately to serious way.”
coordinate strategy for the past month, and have already
begun to talk protest plans in senators’ home states and at
The advocates contend they have both the progressive
the Supreme Court in Washington, with early
energy to pressure Democrats to hold the line, and enough
conversations about fundraising and advertising underway.
of a buffer in a Democratic caucus of 48 members to lose
several while still being able to block a nominee.
They are still outraged by the Republican blockade of
Barack Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland last year
“There is a lot of energy in the progressive
but are trying to cast their own opposition as different —
space to say, ‘This seat was stolen from a
particularly as Trump already has issued a series of
Democratic president, period. It was grand
executive orders that have prompted court challenges
larceny,’” said Brad Woodhouse, president
nationwide.
of Americans United for Change.
“Democrats in the Senate, and
Foremost is Trump’s far-reaching and controversial progressives and liberals who care about
executive order to ban immigrants from several the unprecedented nature of that theft by
predominantly Muslim nations, a directive sure to be a Republicans, shouldn’t roll over for Donald
focus in the coming Supreme Court fight. Trump and his Supreme Court pick.”

“There is now an urgency to oppose Along the way, they’re hoping to drive a major wedge
anyone who won’t be a powerful check on between Republicans in the Senate, many of whom are
the Supreme Court against the executive wary of blowing up the filibuster completely, and Trump,
branch excesses and impulses,” said Nan who’s made clear that’s what he wants if Democrats don’t
Aron, founder and president of the Alliance confirm his nominee.
for Justice. “I would predict that there will
be a huge outcry if the nominee cannot
“I don’t advocate taking the same approach
demonstrate that he or she could be
that GOPers took to Garland (in refusing

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meetings, hearings and votes),” said one Though the advocacy groups insist they are not simply
former Obama White House official. “I’d trying to go tit for tat over the obstruction of Garland,
advocate for close, intense scrutiny at there’s little doubt that the lingering frustration over how
every stage of the process — which I think Obama’s final nominee was treated has permeated thinking
will eventually lead just about every Dem to among many Democrats.
oppose the nominee and likely at least
some GOPers.” “That’s how we see this,” one Democratic
senator said of the Garland blockade. “The
For months, groups such as the Alliance for Justice and anger, we feel it in our stomach.”
People for the American Way have done extensive
research on the nearly two dozen judicial candidates whom Whenever the Supreme Court fight begins in earnest,
Trump named during his campaign, with special focus Democrats won’t be hungry for help from the outside.
recently on names that have popped up more frequently —
such as Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas
The Constitutional Responsibility Project, organized by
Hardiman and 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
former Obama aides last year to push for Garland’s
Neil Gorsuch, two jurists reportedly at the top of the pack.
confirmation, will be reconstituted at the offices of
SKDKnickerbocker, with Sheila O’Connell, most recently
The pro-abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Chris Van Hollen’s 2016 Senate campaign manager,
America has also been distributing its own research on coming on board.
where potential nominees stand.
The opposition-research group American Bridge is
A broad array of liberal groups, including People for the preparing a full-research, rapid-response and video-
American Way, The Leadership Conference on Civil and tracking operation to “expose the nominee as too
Human Rights, Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, and conservative and out of step with mainstream Americans,”
Center for American Progress Action Fund, have said Kevin McAlister, a spokesman for the group.
organized a protest for Tuesday night at the steps of the
Supreme Court against Trump’s nominee, who’ll be
And End Citizens United, a political action committee that
announced earlier that evening.
advocates for campaign finance reform, is readying a
national grass-roots campaign that will push its 3 million
Senate Democrats — who are also waging a political fight members to flood senators with calls, emails and petitions,
over Trump’s executive orders and Cabinet nominees — as well as a digital advocacy effort, spokesman Adam
for the most part have tried to reserve judgment until the Bozzi said.
president actually unveils his pick. Democrats have been
insisting on a so-called mainstream nominee, although
All that is to counter the expected assault and pressure
Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has conceded
from conservatives, who backed the Senate GOP’s nearly
that he believes Trump won’t pick such a candidate.
yearlong blockade of Garland but now expect Democrats
to fall in line.
Still, Democrats are almost sure to face a massive level of
pressure from the base to hold the line against Trump’s
Schumer “said it’s hard for him to imagine a
pick.
nominee … from President Trump who
Senate Democrats could support,” Senate
“They need to fight like hell and do all they Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
can to confirm only someone who is fair said Monday. “We don’t even have one yet.
and an independent judge who can serve I hope we can get past that and get down
as a check to this president,” said Ellen to our serious work.”
Buchman, executive vice president for field
and communications at the Leadership
Conference for Civil Rights.
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President Trump Exposes McCain
And Graham For Trying To Start Word War III
Neocon Warmongers Have Long Pushed Policies
That Could Start World War Three
By Alex Thomas -
01.31.2017 @5:15 PM EST

(INTELLIHUB) — After the neocon duo of Senators John definition of the Rhino Republicans that Americans voted
McCain and Lindsey Graham publicly criticized his against in droves during the last election.
executive order on immigration from the Middle East,
President Trump took to Twitter to destroy the noted It is also blatantly obvious why McCain would come out
warmongers. against Trump’s executive order as he has been personally
working against the Trump Administration since before the
Responding to a joint statement by the Senators, Trump president-elect was even inaugurated.
noted that they were both failed presidential candidates
before ridiculing them for their long history of being weak In what led many to label him an actual traitor, McCain
on immigration. was the person who personally handed the disinformation
dossier on Donald Trump to the FBI in what was a direct
action against the incoming president designed to help
leftist opposition.

“In the wake of the release of a


disinformation dossier on President-elect
Donald Trump, it has been revealed that
none other than establishment Republican
John McCain was responsible for passing
the document to the highest reaches of the
Amazingly, Trump then went on to out the duo as high FBI,” I reported at the time.
level warmongers who have been pushing for World “The fact that we now know Rhino
War III for the vast majority of their political careers. Take Republicans like McCain are directly
note that this criticism is exactly what the alternative working in the background to stop the
media has been saying for years. Donald Trump Administration before it even
begins should make it clear once and for all
that the establishment, at all levels, is firmly
against the incoming president-elect.”

Make no mistake, there is currently a war brewing between


establishment Republicans who want war and the more
populist wing of the party who are sick of the continual
nation building this country as engaged in overseas for
decades.
As Trump said, McCain and Graham have long,
undisputed records of warmongering and are both the very
.

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Trump Fires Acting Attorney General For Refusal To
Enforce 'Extreme Vetting' Order
Published Time: 31 Jan, 2017 02:24Edited Time: 31 Jan, 2017 12:58

the Senate to those posts. It remains to be seen if this move


will face a legal challenge.

"I am honored to serve President Trump in


this role until Senator Sessions is
confirmed. I will defend and enforce the
laws of our country to ensure that our
people and our nation are protected,"
Boente said as Acting Attorney General in
the press release.

Sally Quillian Yates and Dana J. Boente © Reuters / Wikipedia

President Donald Trump has fired acting Attorney General


Sally Yates, making Dana Boente, the US Attorney for the
Eastern District of Virginia the new acting attorney
general.

Yates was relieved of her post Monday, just hours after


news broke that she was instructing Department of Justice
lawyers not to defend the executive order.

“I am responsible for ensuring that the


positions we take in court remain
consistent with this institution’s solemn
Yates "betrayed the Department of Justice
obligation to always seek justice and stand
by refusing to enforce a legal order
for what is right,” Yates wrote in a letter,
designed to protect the citizens of the
according to the New York Times. “At
United States," a press release from the
present, I am not convinced that the
Office of the Press Secretary read.
defense of the executive order is consistent
with these responsibilities nor am I
Boente, an Obama appointee, was confirmed by the Senate convinced that the executive order is
to his previous US Attorney post. The Trump lawful.”
administration told reporters Monday evening that was
good enough to allow him to sign Foreign Intelligence
Trump responded to Yates' move on Twitter, calling it an
Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants authorizing surveillance
example of Democrats' obstruction
of perceived foreign threats in the US.
"for purely political reasons."
This is unprecedented, as Boente's Senate confirmation did
not grant him FISA approval power. That authority is
reserved to the US attorney general and deputy attorney
general, who until now have been directly confirmed by

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder, who served under
President Obama, tweeted support for Yates after her
termination.

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US CODE - Trump's Ban
Is Absolutely Constitutional
1-31-2017

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America Don’t Be Fooled. “Fake Tears” Schumer And
Nancy Pelosi Have A History Of Killing Muslims
How Many Muslims Were Killed In Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya? Guess Which
Democrats Supported The Killing?
Alex Christoforou
January 31, 2017

 Voted YES on allowing all necessary force in Kosovo.


May 1999.
 Voted YES on authorizing air strikes in Kosovo. Mar
1999.
 Sponsored shutting down Iranian foreign reserves. May
2013.
 Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program. Apr 2009.

Democrat Representative from California, Nancy


Pelosi.

They cry over Trump’s executive order to enforce  1998: Saddam has engaged in development of WMDs.
Obama’s immigration act from seven Muslim majority August 2011.
nations.  2002: No question Saddam has WMD. October 2008
 Voted NO on removing US armed forces from
Afghanistan. March 2011.
They scream that the ban is undermines “American
values” and is “evil”.
Pelosi on the destruction of Libya (via The Hill)…
Do we need to go over the numbers as to how many people
of Muslim faith were killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the White
and Libya? One million, five million? House violated neither the Constitution nor the War
Powers Resolution when it launched military operations in
the war-torn African nation in March without Congress’s
“Fake Tears” Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are endorsement.
anything but sympathetic toward Muslims.
“The limited nature of this engagement
Their voting record in Congress and the Senate show two allows the president to go forward,” Pelosi
Democrats who have a history of supporting destructive told reporters at the Capitol. “I’m satisfied
wars in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan, while pushing that the president has the authority he
for sanctions against Iran and Syria…sanctions with the needs to go ahead.”If we had boots on the
sole purpose of creating unrest and suffering. ground … then that’s a different story,”
Pelosi added. “I don’t think they should
Most of the countries mentioned above, are part of the list stop the support that they’re giving to
of seven countries on the immigration executive order that NATO to stop the humanitarian disaster.”
“Fake Tears” Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are so torn up
over. Key Democrats were supporting US action to prevent the
impending humanitarian catastrophe in Libya…
Democrat Senator from NY, “Fake Tears”
Chuck Schumer: March 23, 2011 – Nancy Pelosi:

 Voted YES on designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guards “Acting upon the United Nations Security
as terrorists. September 2007. Council’s resolution to use ‘all measures
 Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq necessary’ to protect the Libyan people
& Afghanistan. October 2003. and the Arab League’s call for a no-fly-
 Voted YES to authorize force in Iraq. October 2002. zone, the United States joined the
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international community in preventing an human rights of those seeking to exercise
imminent humanitarian crisis in Libya. their voices, then we will do everything we
Actions taken by the international can to send the strongest message
community have already prevented possible to that nation’s leadership that this
Qaddafi from implementing his threat to behavior is beyond the pale and not without
‘show no mercy’ to his own people, consequence,” Schumer said.
including those living in the city of
Benghazi.” Nancy Pelosi on supporting up the removal of Assad in
“Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical Syria (via The Hill)…
and biological weapons. There’s no
question about that.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said
–Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Nov. 17, 2002 Friday that it was time for the United States to “take it to
the next step” in Syria in response to possible chemical
weapons use, although she said that did not include putting
“Fake Tears” Schumer on Syria sanctions (via USA “troops on the ground.”
Today)…
“I myself think that we have tolerated for
Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are too long all of the assaults on the Syrian
pushing the Syrian Human Rights people made by its own government,”
Accountability Act, which would bar Pelosi told reporters. “I think we have to
officials in President Bashar Assad’s take it to the next step. That does not mean
regime implicated in human rights abuses troops on the ground.”
from traveling to or doing business with the
United States and ban companies from
selling weapons or sensitive technology to House members leaving the briefing said that Kerry had
the Syrian government. discussed the potential steps the U.S. could take.

“Syria continues to show it has no desire to “The secretary laid out what some of those
curb the bloody crackdown that has options would be,” said Rep. Brad
become synonymous with Assad’s regime,” Sherman (D-Calif.). “It’s everything from
Schumer said. “We must do everything diplomatic opposition to Assad, to
that we can to make it clear to Assad supporting refugees, to cash for groups,
that his time is up.” to weapons for groups, to a no fly zone
“If Syria won’t willingly change its brutal — all of those are on the table.”
approach and continues to violate the
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Trump Set To Pull U.S. Out Of
The Paris Agreement Within Days
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Replace Ebell
By Caleb Stephen -
01.31.2017 @8:51 AM EST

president signed two memos Jan. 26 scrapping funding to


United Nations agencies who give full membership to
designated terrorist organizations or who support abortion
funding programs.

“I expect Donald Trump to be very


assiduous in keeping his promises, despite
all of the flak he is going to get from his
opponents,” he told reporters Monday in
London.”
Edward Scott Pruitt (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
“He could do it by executive order
(INTELLIHUB) — While liberals in cahoots with tomorrow, or he could wait and do it as part
Muslims around the country have been in hysterics over of a larger package. There are multiple
President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on persons from ways and I have no idea of the timing.”
seven countries known to have clear links to Islamic
terrorism, it has just been revealed that Trump has yet “The U.S. will clearly change its course on
another bombshell surprise for them and judging by the climate policy. Trump has made it clear he
reactions so far, they’re not going to like this one. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement.”

Myron Ebell, the former head of Trump’s Environmental The agreement, adopted by 194 countries last December, is
Protection Agency (EPA) transition team — a position he a successor to the Kyoto Protocols.
held until Trump’s inauguration — said the U.S. would
pull out of the Paris agreement within a matter of days. Ebell, who helped direct the EPA’s transition after the
Republican real estate tycoon was elected in November
Trump, a climate change skeptic who has previously called until he was sworn in on January 20, said it was difficult to
climate change a hoax created by China, campaigned on a predict the timing of any action because government
pledge to boost the U.S. oil and gas drilling and coal departments are still in transition.
mining industries by slashing regulation.
Ebell currently serves as the Director of Global Warming
He had promised to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement and International Environmental Policy at the Competitive
which aims to curb global warming — a nonexistent issue Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington.
based on scientific data.
Trump appointed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt,
Ebell said the President was determined to undo the who has led 14 lawsuits against the EPA, to replace Ebell
policies of the Obama administration including as the agency’s administrator, although a vote on his
unraveling Obama’s climate action plan and defunding nomination has not been scheduled yet.
U.N. climate change work, The Independent reported. The
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A Jarring New Level Of Confrontation
And Conflict Hits Washington
By CARL HULSE
JAN. 31, 2017

top Republicans learned of the contents of


the order only as it was being issued.

That secretive, closely held approach may be the preferred


choice of the president and self-proclaimed disrupters like
his senior adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, who is quickly
emerging as the power in the West Wing, but not by more
conventional politicians who definitely don’t like to be
caught off guard.

Representative Peter T. King, Republican of New York,


said similar failings had emerged in the early days of
previous administrations but would not be tolerated for
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, center, and the Republican leadership
at a news conference on Tuesday in Washington. Credit Gabriella
long.
Demczuk for The New York Times
“You get a brief period you’re allowed for a
WASHINGTON — President Trump made clear in his learning curve, but after that, you have to
fiery inaugural speech that he was going to challenge the get your act together,” Mr. King said.
Washington establishment. Now the establishment is
quickly pushing back, creating a palpable air of uncertainty Still, the main Republican objection seemed to be with the
and chaos in the opening days of his administration. handling of the executive order by the inexperienced and
understaffed White House rather than the actual content of
The new president fired an acting attorney general who the order.
refused to defend the administration’s executive order on
immigration. Democrats on Tuesday boycotted Senate Several Republicans noted that they were fully supportive
confirmation hearings to prevent votes on cabinet of the border control effort and that the substance mirrored
nominees. State Department employees opposed to the legislation the House had passed last year. Unlike the
administration were urged to quit if they didn’t like Mr. Democrats, there was almost universal support among
Trump’s direction. Republicans for the firing of Sally Q. Yates, the acting
attorney general.
Even after years of unbreakable gridlock and unyielding
partisanship, it was a jarring new level of confrontation Republicans say they remain eager to work with the
and conflict, and it was contributing to a building sense of president to reverse what they see as Obama
crisis just as the new president prepared to make the administration overreach and put their own conservative
momentous announcement of a new Supreme Court stamp on the government.
nominee — a selection certain to further inflame tensions.
In their view, the furor and continuing tumult in official
Republicans, adjusting to the new era, seemed blindsided Washington isn’t necessarily upsetting to the voters back
by the rapid pace of events and the worrying failure of the home.
new administration to engage in the information-sharing
and consultation that would typically accompany the “President Trump has made clear that he is
issuance of a potentially explosive proposal like the freeze a man of action and we are ready,” said
on visas for refugees and immigrants from select countries. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of
Washington, a member of the House
“It’s regrettable that there was some Republican leadership.
confusion with the rollout,” Speaker Paul D.
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How ready remained an open question. Most in Congress, When Democrats were clashing with President George W.
regardless of party, take their role seriously as members of Bush, there was a general expectation of how things would
a coequal branch of government and they don’t take well go and the realization that both sides understood their
to being kept out of the loop on matters for which they will roles. Over eight years of the Obama administration, the
be held to account. two parties settled into a predictable pattern of
Republicans opposing the president and Democrats trying
In other corners of the establishment, the reaction to the to find a way around it. Despite frequent visits to the brink
first days of the Trump era was not nearly as enthusiastic of crisis, the adversaries tended to find a resolution before
as that of Ms. McMorris Rodgers. One usually plugged-in the damage was beyond repair.
Republican consultant who didn’t want to be identified
picking a fight with the new president said a continuation With the Trump team, no one as yet is sure what to
of the turmoil would quickly call into question the basic anticipate, leaving nerves jangled and people wondering
competency of the new administration. He noted that what is next — a rollback of gay legal protections (denied
despite being in the middle of past Supreme Court by the White House), or a move against the young
confirmation fights, he surprisingly had not heard from the undocumented immigrants in the so-called Dreamers
White House for ideas on how to handle the coming one. program? What about a clash with Iran or an embrace of
Russia?
Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine who is
part of the Senate Democratic Caucus, called the executive Mr. Trump and his team seem in some ways to be enjoying
order on immigration a “disaster” and pointed to Mr. the confusion they have come to create.
Trump’s reliance on an extremely tight circle of advisers.
“We’re going to be changing a lot of — a lot
“This president, you know, he listens to a of the rules,” the president exclaimed
very narrow group of people, and as we’ve Tuesday at a White House meeting with
learned this weekend, can make some very pharmaceutical executives.
bad decisions,” Mr. King said in an
interview on CNN. “We need to get some His comments were aimed at what to do about drug
people around him as quickly as possible development and pricing. But they seemed to imply so
who can rein in those impulses like what much more, keeping Washington on edge.
we saw this weekend.”

At least part of the mounting consternation in the capital


was because of the clear break with ingrained rituals and
ways of doing business.
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Anti-Trumpism Still Raging
By Stephen Lendman
1-31-2017

Nationwide street protests following Trump’s entry into In 2011, House and Senate Democrats supported Obama’s
America order are more about him than his EO. Are pro- six-month ban on Iraqi asylum-seekers - on the phony
Hillary dark forces behind them? pretext of preventing possible domestic terrorist attacks.

Was Obama appointee, acting Attorney General Sally On Sunday, top House judiciary, homeland security and
Yates, part of it. Agree or disagree with his action, she foreign affairs committee members demanded an
refused to enforce it, a legitimate cause for dismissal, a “emergency” meeting with DHS in a letter sent to
White House statement saying: Secretary John Kelly, saying:

She “betrayed the Department of Justice by “As ranking members of the committees of
refusing to enforce a legal order designed jurisdiction for matters of immigration,
to protect the citizens of the United States. border security, and admission of refugees,
This order was approved as to form and we write to you on an emergency basis to
legality by the Department of Justice Office request a meeting to discuss the
of Legal Counsel.” implementation and guidance concerning
the Executive Order.”
“Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms.
Yates of her duties and subsequently A DHS statement said
named Dana Boente, US Attorney for the
Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as “(w)e are committed to ensuring that all
Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff individuals affected by the executive
Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, orders, including those affected by the
where he is being wrongly held up by court orders, are being provided all rights
Democrat senators for strictly political afforded under the law.”
reasons.”
“We are also working closely with airline
Militantly anti-Trump Senate Minority Leader Chuck partners to prevent travelers who would not
Schumer blasted Trump’s EO. His over-acting was be granted entry under the executive
inexcusable. Referencing the Statue of Liberty, he said orders from boarding international flights to
the US. Therefore, we do not anticipate
“(w)e will not let this evil order extinguish that further individuals traveling by air to
that great torch.” the United States will be affected.”

“(T)his order is against what we believe in Separately, Kelly said green card holders are exempt from
in America…We will not let this evil order Trumps’s EO.
make us less American. We will fight it with
everything we have and we will win this For good or ill, it stands. Congressional Democrats don’t
fight.” have enough votes to rescind it. “Methinks thou dost
protest too much” applies to their ranks.
Though the order was all about politics, not its stated
purpose, it’s far short of “evil.” Where’s Schumer’s Led by House and Senate minority leaders Pelosi and
outrage over the real thing - endless imperial wars he Schumer respectively, congressional Dems intend an
supports, Wall Street favoritism he champions, along with upcoming rally outside the Supreme Court against
force-fed austerity harming millions and homeland police Trump’s EO.
state repression?
A combination protest/candelight vigil is planned, joined
The defining feature of Congress is hypocrisy. House by local refugees as convenient props.
Democrats are preparing legislation to overturn Trump’s
EO - a nonstarter given GOP Speaker Paul Ryan’s Democrat party outrage is all about anti-Trumpism,
opposition and Trump’s certain veto if legislation reaches unrelated to his EO - part of a persistent plot to
his desk. The effort is pure grandstanding, nothing else. delegitimize him and undermine his agenda.

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Hackers Took Down D.C.’S CCTV System
For A 48-Hour Span Leading Up To
Trump’s Inauguration, Demanded Ransom
Officials And Others Unsure Of What May Have Taken Place
During A Massive Citywide CCTV Outage
By Shepard Ambellas -
01.31.2017 @2:11 PM EST

(INTELLIHUB) — Between the dates of Jan. 12 and Jan. stand down ordered on police body cameras during the
15, for about a 48-hour span, 70% of the CCTV cameras in Inauguration, as reported by Intellihub on Jan. 18.
Washington D.C. were rendered useless by hackers adding
an element of uncertainty in regards to what may have Furthermore, a report by TendMicro.com details how
taken place in and around D.C. just days before Donald
Trump’s Inauguration.
“Ransomware is a type of malware that
prevents or limits users from accessing
Secret Service and city officials said that cyber attackers their system, either by locking the system’s
used ransomware to infect nearly 130 of 187 network screen or by locking the users’ files unless
storage devices linked to the city’s closed-circuit camera a ransom is paid. More modern
network, disallowing the storage of any incoming imagery ransomware families, collectively
data also while simultaneously requesting a ransom to be categorized as crypto-ransomware, encrypt
paid. certain file types on infected systems and
forces users to pay the ransom through
According to the city’s Chief Technology Officer official certain online payment methods to get a
Archana Vemulapalli, the attack prompted city officials to decrypt key.”
willingly take the entire CCTV network offline by
removing all related software, later forcing a reboot of Additionally, ant to point out that ransomware prices can
each site independently, which left at least a 48-hour be set to any amount and are often requested in
window of opportunity for criminal activity to take place cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
without being recorded.
1RedDrop.com reports:
Although city officials claim that the hack appeared to be a
“localized” extortion attempt, one must question what The most alarming part about all this is that
group or agency is actually responsible and what attackers ransomware is now being sold under the
intentions really were. ransomware-as-a-service model, similar to
a lot of cloud computing offerings. Under
Vemulapalli said that on the day of Jan. 12 D.C. Metro this model, ransomware can be purchased
Police noticed that four camera pods were not properly and deployed even by people with no
functioning and reported their findings to the technology hacking experience. The buyer then
office (OTCO), who later identified the devices to be commits to give the seller a percentage of
infected with ransomware thus prompting a “citywide the “take”, usually set at 40%.
sweep,” as reported by the Washington Post.
One of the most active ransomeware groups today is
Police Chief fill-in Peter Newsham addressed the hack Cerber, which actually offers a “ransomware for
publically and said that there was ‘no known significant dummies” type of package that provides the buyer with all
impact’ as a result of the hack, but an active open the resources they need. That makes Cerber potentially far
investigation may suggest otherwise as it was admitted that more dangerous than any other hacking group, including
city officials took the cameras offline themselves, Locky, which operates with just one person, or threat
ultimately creating a window of opportunity for illicit actor, and doesn’t sell or share its methods with anyone.
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The Herjavec Group published a report titled business, forensic investigation, restoration
“Hackerpocalypse: A Cybercrime Revelation” which and deletion of hacked data and systems,
maintains that by the year 2021 “cybercrime will cost the and reputational harm.”
world in excess of $6 trillion annually” and is growing
rapidly. All of which will create a vast market for individuals,
corporations, and governments to defend against cyber
The report mentions how crime which is

“Cybersecurity Ventures predicts global “projected to exceed $1 trillion over the


annual cybercrime costs will grow from $3 next five years.”
trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion by 2021, which
includes damage and destruction of data, D.C. authorities are currently investigating the matter and
stolen money, lost productivity, theft of all ransomware has been removed from the entire system.
intellectual property, theft of personal and
financial data, embezzlement, fraud, post- H/T: Tabertronic/Twitter
attack disruption to the normal course of
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Judge Jeanine: 'Impressive' Gorsuch Has the Right
Credentials & Temperament
January 31, 2017

She praised Gorsuch's "incredible


credentials" and "judicial temperament,"
and also singled out a remark he made
after being nominated.
"A judge who likes every outcome he
reaches is very likely a bad judge,
stretching for results he prefers, rather than
those the law demands," Gorsuch said.

She said that reinforces that he won't be influenced by


policy or his own personal opinion, but by the Constitution
and the letter of the law.
On "Hannity" tonight, Judge Jeanine Pirro praised
President Donald Trump for fulfilling another of his Judge Jeanine said that Gorsuch understands the solemnity
campaign promises by nominating Judge Neil Gorsuch to of the position, and he's prepared for the confirmation fight
the Supreme Court. that Senate Democrats are likely to put up.

Judge Jeanine pointed out that Gorsuch is known as a .


constitutional originalist and a defender of religious
liberty, much like the justice whose seat he's filling,
Antonin Scalia.

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President Trump:
Nationalist Capitalism, An Alternative To Globalization
Trump Is A Market Realist Who Recognizes That Military Conquest Is
Costly And, In The Contemporary World Context,
A Losing Economic Proposition For The US.
By James Petras
January 31, 2017

talk and no action” while promising to end the empty


speeches and implement major changes.

President Trump targeted importers who bring in cheap


products from overseas manufacturers for the American
market undermining US producers and workers. His
economic strategy of prioritizing US industries is an
implicit critique of the shift from productive capital to
financial and speculative capital under the previous four
administrations. His inaugural address attacking the elites
who abandon the ‘rust belt’ for Wall Street is matched by
his promise to the working class:

During his inaugural speech, President Trump clearly and “Hear these words! You will never be
forcefully outlined the strategic political-economic policies ignored again.” Trump’s own words portray
he will pursue over the next four years. Anti-Trump the ruling class ‘as pigs at the trough’
journalist, editorialists, academics and experts, who appear (Financial Times, 1/23/2017, p. 11)
in the Financial Times, New York Times, Washington Post
and the Wall Street Journal have repeatedly distorted and Trump’s Political-Economic Critique
lied about the President’s program as well as his critique of
existing and past policies. President Trump emphasizes market negotiations with
overseas partners and adversaries. He has repeatedly
We will begin by seriously discussing President Trump’s criticized the mass media and politicians’ mindless
critique of the contemporary political economy and promotion of free markets and aggressive militarism as
proceed to elaborate on his alternatives and its weaknesses. undermining the nation’s capacity to negotiate profitable
deals.
President Trump’s Critique of the Ruling Class
President Trump’s immigration policy is closely related to
The centerpiece of Trump’s critique of the current ruling his strategic ‘America First’ labor policy. Massive inflows
elite is the negative impact of its form of globalization on of immigrant labor have been used to undermine US
US production, trade and fiscal imbalances and on the workers’ wages, labor rights and stable employment. This
labor market. Trump cites the fact that US industrial was first documented in the meat packing industry,
capitalism has drastically shifted the locus of its followed by textile, poultry and construction industries.
investments, innovations and profits overseas as an Trump’s proposal is to limit immigration to allow US
example of globalization’s negative effects. For two workers to shift the balance of power between capital and
decades many politicians and pundits have bemoaned the labor and strengthen the power of organized labor to
loss of well-paid jobs and stable local industries as part of negotiate wages, conditions and benefits. Trump’s critique
their campaign rhetoric or in public meetings, but none of mass immigration is based on the fact that skilled
have taken any effective action against these most harmful American workers have been available for employment in
aspects of globalization. Trump denounced them as “all the same sectors if wages were raised and work conditions

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were improved to permit dignified, stable living standards This resonated with a huge sector of the working class and
for their families. was spoken before an assemblage of the very architects of
four decades of job-destroying globalization. ‘Carnage’
President Trump’s Political Critique carried a double meaning: Widespread carnage resulted
from Obama and other administrations’ destruction of
domestic jobs resulting in decay and bankruptcy of rural,
Trump points to trade agreements, which have led to huge
small town and urban communities. This domestic carnage
deficits, and concludes that US negotiators have been
failures. He argues that previous US presidents have was the other side of the coin of their policies of
signed multi-lateral agreements, to secure military conducting endless overseas wars spreading carnage to
three continents. The last fifteen years of political
alliances and bases, at the expense of negotiating job-
leadership spread domestic carnage by allowing the
creating economic pacts. His presidency promises to
epidemic of drug addiction (mostly related to uncontrolled
change the equation: He wants to tear up or renegotiate
synthetic opiate prescriptions) to kill hundreds of
unfavorable economic treaties while reducing US overseas
military commitments and demands NATO allies shoulder thousands of mostly young American’s and destroy the
more of their own defense budgets. Immediately upon lives of millions.
taking office Trump canceled the Trans-Pacific Partnership
(TPP) and convoked a meeting with Canada and Mexico to Trump promised to finally address this ‘carnage’ of wasted
renegotiate NAFTA. lives. Unfortunately, he did not hold ‘Big Pharma’ and the
medical community responsible for its role in spreading
Trump’s agenda has featured plans for hundred-billion drug addiction into the deepest corners of the economically
devastated rural America. Trump criticized previous
dollar infrastructure projects, including building
elected officials for authorizing huge military subsidies to
controversial oil and gas pipelines from Canada to the US
‘allies’ while making it clear that his critique did not
Gulf. It is clear that these pipelines violate existing treaties
include US military procurement policies and would not
with indigenous people and threaten ecological mayhem.
However, by prioritizing the use of American-made contradict his promise to ‘reinforce old alliances’
(NATO).
construction material and insisting on hiring only US
workers, his controversial policies will form the basis for
developing well-paid American jobs. Among the most outrageous example of the mass media’s
hysteria about Trump’s New Economy is the systematic
The emphasis on investment and jobs in the US is a and vitriolic series of fabrications designed to obscure the
grim national reality that Trump has promised to address.
complete break with the previous Administration, where
We will discuss and compare the accounts published by
President Obama focused on waging multiple wars in the
‘garbage journalists (GJ’s)’ and present a more accurate
Middle East, increasing public debt and the trade deficit.
version of the situation.Truth and Lies: Garbage
Journalists and Arm Chair Militarists
Truth and Lies: Garbage Journalists and Arm Chair
Militarists
The respectable garbage journalists of the Financial Times
claim that Trump wants to ‘destroy world trade’. In fact,
Trumps has repeatedly stated his intention to increase
international trade. What Trump proposes is to increase US
world trade from the inside, rather than from overseas. He
seeks to re-negotiate the terms of multilateral and bilateral
trade agreements to secure greater reciprocity with trading
partners. Under Obama, the US was more aggressive in
imposing trade tariffs that any other country in the OECD.

Garbage journalists label Trump as a ‘protectionist’,


confusing his policies to re-industrialize the economy with
autarky. Trump will promote exports and imports, retain
an open economy, while increasing the role of the US as a
producer and exporter.. The US will become more
selective in its imports. Trump will favor the growth of
manufacturing exporters and increase imports of primary
Trump’s inaugural address issued a stern promise: commodities and advanced technology while reducing the
import of automobiles, steel and household consumer
“The American carnage stops right now products.
and stops right here!”

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Trump’s opposition to ‘globalization’ has been conflated billions on sanctions and military spending – especially
by the garbage journalists of the Washington Post as a dire fomenting the violent putchist regime in Ukraine. Obama’s
threat to the ‘the post-Second World War economic order’. policies promoting the violent seizure of power in Ukraine,
In fact, vast changes have already rendered the old order Syria and Libya were motivated by his desire to overthrow
obsolete and attempts to retain it have led to crises, wars governments friendly to Russia – devastating those
and more decay. Trump has recognized the obsolete nature countries and ultimately strengthening Russia’s will to
of the old economic order and stated that change is consolidate and defend its borders and to form new
necessary. strategic alliances.

The Obsolete Old Order and the Dubious New Early in his campaign, Trump recognized the new world
Economy realities and proposed to change the substance, symbols,
rhetoric and relations with adversaries and allies – adding
At the end of the Second World War, most of Western up to a New Economy.
Europe and Japan resorted to highly restrictive
‘protectionist’ industrial and monetary policies to rebuild First and foremost, Trump looked at the disastrous wars in
their economies. Only after a period of prolonged recovery the Middle East and recognized the limits of US military
did Germany and Japan carefully and selectively liberalize power: The US could not engage in multiple, open-ended
their economic policies. wars of conquest and occupation in the Middle East, North
Africa and Asia without paying major domestic costs.
In recent decades, Russia was drastically transformed from
a powerful collectivist economy to a capitalist vassal- Secondly, Trump recognized that Russia was not a
gangster oligarchy and more recently to a reconstituted strategic military threat to the United States. Furthermore,
mixed economy and strong central state. China has been the Russian government under Vladimir Putin was willing
transformed from a collectivist economy, isolated from to cooperate with the US to defeat a mutual enemy – ISIS
world trade, into the world’s second most powerful and its terrorist networks. Russia was also keen to re-open
economy, displacing the US as Asia and Latin America’s its markets to the US investors, who were also anxious to
largest trading partner. return after years of the Obama-Clinton-Kerry imposed
sanctions. Trump, the realist, proposes to end sanctions
Once controlling 50% of world trade, the US share is now and restore favorable market relations.
less than 20%. This decline is partly due to the dismantling
of its industrial economy when its manufacturers moved
their factories abroad.

Despite the transformation of the world order, recent US


presidents have failed to recognize the need to re-organize
the American political economy. Instead of recognizing,
adapting and accepting shifts in power and market
relations, they sought to intensify previous patterns of
dominance through war, military intervention and bloody
destructive ‘regime changes’ – thus devastating, rather
than creating markets for US goods. Instead of recognizing
China’s immense economic power and seek to re-negotiate
trade and co-operative agreements, they have stupidly
excluded China from regional and international trade
pacts, to the extent of crudely bullying their junior Asian
trade partners, and launching a policy of military Thirdly, it is clear to Trump that the US wars in the Middle
encirclement and provocation in the South China Seas. East imposed enormous costs with minimal benefits for the
While Trump recognized these changes and the need to US economy. He wants to increase market relations with
renegotiate economic ties, his cabinet appointees seek to the regional economic and military powers, like Turkey,
extend Obama’s militarist policies of confrontation. Israel and the Gulf monarchies. Trump is not interested in
Palestine, Yemen, Syria or the Kurds – which do not offer
Under the previous administrations, Washington ignored much investment and trade opportunities. He ignores the
Russia’s resurrection, recovery and growth as a regional enormous regional economic and military power of Iran,
and world power. When reality finally took root, previous Nevertheless Trump has proposed to re-negotiate the
US administrations increased their meddling among the recent six-nation agreement with Iran in order to improve
Soviet Union’s former allies and set up military bases and the US side of the bargain. His hostile campaign rhetoric
war exercises on Russia’s borders. Instead of deepening against Tehran may have been designed to placate Israel
trade and investment with Russia, Washington spent and its powerful domestic ‘Israel-Firsters’ fifth column.
This certainly came into conflict with his ‘America First’
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pronouncements. It remains to be seen whether Donald financial sector is an unwilling and unstable ally to
Trump will retain a ‘show’ of submission to the Zionist Trump’s pro-industrial policies.
project of an expansionist Israel while proceeding to
include Iran as a part of his regional market agenda. Conclusion

The Garbage Journalists claim that Trump has adopted a Trump is not a ‘protectionist’, nor is he opposed to ‘free-
new bellicose stance toward China and threatens to launch trade’. These charges by the garbage journalists are
a ‘protectionist agenda’, which will ultimately push the baseless. Trump does not oppose US economic imperialist
trans-Pacific countries closer to Beijing. On the contrary, policies abroad. However, Trump is a market realist who
Trump appears intent on renegotiating and increasing trade recognizes that military conquest is costly and, in the
via bilateral agreements. contemporary world context, a losing economic
proposition for the US. He recognizes that the US must
Trump will most probably maintain, but not expand, turn from a predominant finance and import economy to a
Obama’s military encirclement of China’s maritime manufacturing and export economy.
boundaries which threaten its vital shipping routes.
Nevertheless, unlike Obama, Trump will re-negotiate Trump views Russia as a potential economic partner and
economic and trade relations with Beijing – viewing China military ally in ending the wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan
as a major economic power and not a developing nation and Ukraine, and especially in defeating the terrorist threat
intent on protecting its ‘infant industries’. Trump’s realism of ISIS. He sees China as a powerful economic competitor,
reflect the new economic order: China is a mature, highly which has been taking advantage of outmoded trade
competitive, world economic power, which has been out- privileges and wants to re-negotiate trade pacts in line with
competing the US, in part by retaining its own state the current balance of economic power.
subsidies and incentives from its earlier economic phase.
This has led to significant imbalances. Trump, the realist, Trump is a capitalist-nationalist, a market-imperialist and
recognizes that China offers great opportunities for trade
political realist, who is willing to trample on women’s
and investment if the US can secure reciprocal
rights, climate change legislation, indigenous treaties and
agreements, which lead to a more favorable balance of
immigrant rights. His cabinet appointments and his
trade.
Republican colleagues in Congress are motivated by a
militarist ideology closer to the Obama-Clinton doctrine
Trump does not want to launch a ‘trade war’ with China, than to Trumps new ‘America First’ agenda. He has
but he needs to restore the US as a major ‘exporter’ nation surrounded his Cabinet with military imperialists,
in order to implement his domestic economic agenda. The territorial expansionists and delusional fanatics.
negotiations with the Chinese will be very difficult
because the US importer-elite are against the Trump Who will win out in the short or long term remains to be
agenda and side with the Beijing’s formidable export- seen. What is clear is that the liberals, Democratic Party
oriented ruling class.
hacks and advocates of Little Mussolini black shirted street
thugs will be on the side of the imperialists and will find
Moreover, because Wall Street’s banking elite is pleading plenty of allies among and around the Trump regime.
with Beijing to enter China’s financial markets, the
.

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Obama Actually Committed More Religious
Discrimination Than Any That Trump Is Accused Of
Where Was The Outrage Against The Obama Administration? Where Is
The Outrage Against The People Protesting Against Trump?
By Ron A. Y. Rich —— Bio And Archives
January 31, 2017

neighbors simply because of their belief in Jesus. Yet what


did Obama do about it? How many Democratic politicians
and Hollywood actors and actresses complained about
this?

An estimated 322 Christians are killed because of their


faith each month. What is the estimate of Democratic
politicians and Hollywood actors and actresses
complaining about this?

A Pew Research Center Poll found that more than 75% of


Any intellectually honest people who care about the world’s population centers are areas with severe
immigration should be far more upset with President religious restrictions, many of them Christian. What
Obama’s immigration policies than President Trump’s percentage of Democratic politicians and Hollywood
actors and actresses are complaining about this?
Syrian Christians constitute 10% of the Arabs in Syria, yet
during the Obama administration, they constituted from The fact that Christians are singled out more than Muslims
.5% to 1% of the refugees permitted to escape into is obvious. The question is why more Christians, let alone
America from Syria. It is patently obvious that Christians more people of all religions as well as atheists haven’t
face far greater persecution in Syria and other Arab spoken up about the discrimination.
countries than Muslims, so the statistic described above
demonstrates clear discrimination against Christians by the An estimated 2/3 of Christian Arabs left the “Palestinian”
Obama administration, based 100% on religion and 0% on areas between 1949 and 1967, when these areas were
counter-terrorism. If anything, Christians are less likely exclusively under the control of Arab Muslims, but their
than Muslims to be members of ISIS or Muslim numbers have grown subsequent to that time when these
fundamentalists or terrorists. areas became partly under Israeli control.

Note the contrast with the policies of the Trump The contrast is even greater in Israel proper. There were an
administration, where the ban on immigrants from certain estimated 34,000 Christians in the area now encompassed
ISIS-infested countries makes no mention of religion and by Israel in 1949; now there are an estimated 150,000,
does not take religion into account. It is clearly based on constituting approximately 9% of the Israeli Arab
an attempt to prevent potential or actual terrorists from population, and 2% of the total Israeli population.
infiltrating our country. The hypocrites of the left also
conveniently fail to note that the 7 Arab countries singled Under Jordanian rule, Christians were forbidden to
out for the ban are precisely the identical Arab countries purchase land and houses, and many were persecuted,
singled out for extra careful security measures by the tortured, and murdered because of their religion.
Obama administration, so on top of everything else, the
leftists and others who focus on the 7 Arab countries The Palestinian Authority notoriously denies Jewish
singled out by Trump are hypocritical in their outrage. historical ties to Jerusalem, but they not as notoriously, but
equally despicably, deny Christian ties to Jerusalem as
The Unites States State Department even under Obama well.
found that Christians in more than 60 countries face
persecution from their governments or the surrounding
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Bethlehem and Nazareth used to be populated by In Nigeria, thousands of Christians were denied schooling,
Christians in the majority. After Jordanian control and clean water, heath care, and ultimately their very lives.
now Palestinian Authority control, they are in the minority.
Saudi Arabia tortures and murders Muslims who convert
Three quarters of the Christians who used to live in to Christianity as a matter of course, and is not exactly a
Bethlehem now live abroad. Many of Jerusalem’s haven to Christians unfortunate enough to have been born
Christians now live in Australia. Chile alone has become there.
the home to 30,000 Christians who used to live in Israel
and Jordan. The atrocities against Christians may be worst in Syria, but
they continue in one way or another in many parts of the
In 2002, a la Hamas in Gaza, Muslims took over the world. Yet, coming back to our opening paragraph, the
Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and fired at Israeli Obama Administration only permitted ½ to 1% of the
soldiers from it, knowing that Israel tries to avoid firing at Syrian refugees who were Christian to enter the United
religious holy places and civilians. States, vs. 99 to 99.5% Muslims, which is a far more direct
and outrageous implementation of discrimination based on
In the recent fighting, 100,000 Christians fled from Mosul religion than anything proposed or implemented by the
, and for the first time in almost 2,000 years, virtually none Trump Administration.
are left. How many of the anti-Trump protestors are
protesting? How many did Obama let into America? Where was the outrage against the Obama Administration?
Where is the outrage against the people protesting against
Trump?
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Despite Majority Of Americans In Favor Of Trump
Immigration Policy, 900 State Department Staff Dissent
By Tyler Durden
Jan 31, 2017 6:15 PM

Just yesterday we noted that, according to a Rasmussen White House spokesman Sean Spicer
poll, while the vocal, and often violent, disaffected Hillary said on Monday he was aware of the
protesters may get a lot of media attention, the silent memo but warned career diplomats that
majority of Americans, men and women who don't have they should either "get with the program
time to protest 24 hours a day because they actually go to or they can go."
work to provide for their families, support Trump's
temporary immigration ban from 7 mostly-Muslim Seems these 900 folks may soon suffer the same fate as the
countries in the Middle East and Africa. acting Attorney General who decided to publicly announce
her defiance of Trump's immigration order just yesterday.
Now, Reuters/Ipsos, the pollsters who mastered the
application of the Democrat "oversample" in the months
leading up to the presidential election last November, is
out with another poll that confirms the Rasmussen results,
namely that the silent majority of Americans agree with
Trump's immigration ban. Per Reuters:

The Jan. 30-31 poll found that 49 percent


of American adults said they either
"strongly" or "somewhat" agreed with
Trump's order, while 41 percent
"strongly" or "somewhat" disagreed and
another 10 percent said they don't know.
But the responses were split almost entirely
along party lines. Some 53 percent of
Democrats said they "strongly For those who missed it, below is our note from yesterday
disagree" with Trump's action while 51 on the Rasmussen poll.
percent of Republicans said they
"strongly agree."
***
The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 31 percent of
Americans feel "more safe" because of While vocal, and often violent, disaffected Hillary
the ban, compared with 26 percent who protesters may get a lot of media attention, a new
said they felt "less safe." Some 38 percent Rasmussen poll out today reveals that the silent
said they felt the United States was setting majority of Americans, men and women who don't have
"a good example" of how best to confront time to protest 24 hours a day because they actually go to
terrorism, while 41 percent said the country work to provide for their families, support Trump's
was setting "a bad example." temporary immigration ban from 7 mostly-Muslim
countries in the Middle East and Africa. In fact, per the
Of course, popular opinion of the American people didn't new poll, 57% of likely U.S. voters actually approve of
stop 900 Clinton loyalists in the State Department from the ban while only 33% were opposed.
signing a "dissent memo" in defiance of their new boss.
A new Rasmussen Reports national
telephone and online survey finds that 57%
of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary
A senior State Department official confirmed that the ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran,
memorandum in the department's "dissent channel" had Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until
been submitted to management. the federal government approves its
ability to screen out potential terrorists
from coming here. Thirty-three percent
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(33%) are opposed, while 10% are That said, many legal scholars have
undecided. asserted that Trump's immigration ban will
stand up against Constitutional tests, with
Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block
GWU professor Jonathan Turley saying the
on visas prohibiting residents of Syria,
ban can't be viewed as a "Muslim ban"
Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and
given the "vast majority of Muslims
Yemen from entering the United States
until the government approves its ability around the world are not affected by the
limitations placed on these seven
to screen for likely terrorists.
countries.”
Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and
Still, some observers said the courts ultimately might
11% are undecided.
uphold Trump’s order. Its alleged anti-Muslim thrust “is
not clear to me,” said Eugene Volokh, a professor at
This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend UCLA School of Law. Judges might interpret the order as
protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four- targeting people from countries where “jihadist
month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on sentiments” are common, he said.
visitors from these seven countries.
The president generally has broad
authority to exclude non-citizens from
coming into the country, Volokh said.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington


University, predicted the courts would not interpret the
order as a religious ban.

“It is not on its face a Muslim ban,” he


said. “That dog simply won’t hunt. No
judge can look at the order and analyze
it as a Muslim ban because the vast
majority of Muslims around the world
Like most issues, support for the immigration ban was
are not affected by the limitations
heavily split along party lines with 82% of Republicans placed on these seven countries.”
supporting the executive order versus only 34% of
Democrats and 53% of Independents.
But while the ACLU is looking for a Supreme Court battle,
Trump continues to fight in the court of public opinion,
The refugee ban is supported by 82% of which, at least according to Rasmussen, is a fight he's
Republicans and 59% of voters not winning.
affiliated with either major party.
Democrats are opposed by a 53% to
34% margin. The numbers are nearly
identical for the temporary ban on visas
from these seven terrorist-plagued nations.
Men and women are in general
agreement on both measures. Younger
voters are slightly less supportive than their
elders are.
Blacks oppose both bans more than
whites and other majority voters do.

As we pointed out earlier (see "Is A Constitutional Crisis


Imminent In The Wake Of Trump's Immigration Ban?"),
the ACLU, flush with $24 million in donations from just
this weekend alone, has vowed to fight Trump's
immigration ban all the way to the Supreme Court on
grounds that it targets people of a certain religion, in direct
violation of the First Amendment.
.

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Report: Russian Spy Linked To Trump “Golden Showers”
Dossier Mysteriously Found Dead
Piper McGowin
January 31, 2017

dead in the back of his car in Moscow on


Boxing Day in mysterious circumstances.
Erovinkin was a key aide to Igor Sechin, a
former deputy prime minister and now head
of Rosneft, the state-owned oil company,
who is repeatedly named in the dossier.
Erovinkin has been described as a key
liaison between Sechin and Russian
president Vladimir Putin.

According to RIA Novosti, Erovinkin’s body was


Note: This is supposedly a picture of Oleg
Erovinkin. When the only picture available “found in a black Lexus… [and] a large-
of someone is of this poor quality, it calls scale investigation has been commenced
into question whether its even a legit in the area. Erovinkin’s body was sent to
picture at all or if its just a fake/composite. the FSB morgue”.

As The Daily Sheeple previously reported, just before the Although foul play was initially suspected and for overtly
inauguration, an unsubstantiated 35-page dossier of “intel” obvious reasons, later reports have apparently suggested
discussing Trump in compromising sexual situations the man simply died of a heart attack (in the back of his
involving prostitutes and pee came out, supposedly car?), leading to the further suggestion of an assassination
originating with a former British MI6 agent who received cover up.
the info it contained from a Russian KGB agent.
The speculation is that Erovinkin was murdered by the
If you play along with this story, now its being reported Kremlin according to the now outed former MI6 spy
that the Russian source of the info given to the British spy Christopher Steele who remains in hiding since the dossier
has been found dead under mysterious circumstances. became public.

As reported by The Telegraph: There is still no proof to back up any of the claims made
within the dossier, which evidence suggests was just a
Oleg Erovinkin, a former general in the 4chan prank on the CIA.
KGB and its successor the FSB, was found
.

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Trump Regulatory Freeze Halts $180 Billion
Of Proposed Obama Rules, New Study Shows
By Tyler Durden
Jan 31, 2017 5:25 PM

On his first day in office, President Trump instructed Chief  Efficiency Standards for Air Conditioners: $12.3 billion
of Staff, Reince Priebus, to send a memo to all executive in total costs
agencies imposing a regulatory moratorium that effectively  Efficiency Standards for Furnaces: $9.2 billion in total
froze all pending rules and regulations proposed by the costs
Obama administration on their way out of Washington  Hospital and Critical Access Reform: $5.7 billion in total
D.C. Now, accorded to a new study from the American costs
Action Forum, that simple one-page memo from Priebus  Efficiency Standards for Uninterruptible Power
potentially saved Americans $180 billion. Supplies: $4.6 billion in total costs

According to American Action Forum (AAF) Shockingly, while tiny compared to the $180 billion price
research, this memo put a hold on $181 tag of his new regulations, Obama did offer up $1.9 billion
billion in total regulatory costs, of cost savings tied to a new energy efficiency rule and a
including $17 billion in annual costs, reorganization of the Food Stamp Program, among other
and 5.5 million hours of paperwork. things.

This moratorium freezes 22 rulemakings with annual costs There are some regulations the Trump Administration
above $100 million and 16 measures with more than $1 might consider allowing soon.
billion in long-term costs.
There are at least 18 recently-finalized
or still-proposed measures that reduce
compliance burdens.

There are five additional regulations that claim notable


reductions in federal paperwork.

Combined, these deregulatory rules


could save $1.9 billion in total costs and
41.4 million hours of paperwork.

The largest measure by far is a DOE proposal on general


service lamps. It claims to eliminate $1.4 billion in
regulatory burdens ($93 million annually) by lowering the
purchase price of lamps and increasing their efficiency.
The rulemaking also claims $481 million in benefits.
From vehicle-to-vehicle communications to efficiency
In a bit of a last-minute surprise, the
standards for air conditioners and furnaces, Obama's
Obama Administration revised its Food
parting regulations ran the gamut.
Stamp Program (SNAP) for eligibility
and certification.
The largest rules subject to the moratorium are a mix of
those still in the proposed stage, recently finalized, and
As AAF detailed in the past, the previous Food Stamp
concluded but not yet published. Below are the top five
paperwork burden went from 24 million hours to 118
rules likely subject to the regulatory freeze:
million hours.

 Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications: $108 billion in The revised SNAP rule aims to cut 40.5
total costs million hours of paperwork and save
$286 million annually.
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The rule has an effective date of March 7, 2017, so it could Frankly, we find it shocking that America has managed to
fall under criteria three of the moratorium, but after a operate for the past 11 days without these parting
review, the measure could be a good candidate to keep. regulatory gifts from the Obama administration.

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US Diplomats Draft ‘Dissent Memo’
To Denounce Trump’s Ban: Report
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:52AM

countries, who view the “knee jerk” directive as an “attack


on Islam,” the report added.

Additionally, the memo warns that most terror attacks on


US mainland have been carried out by native-born or
naturalized US citizens “who have been living in the
United States for decades, if not since birth.”

"Given the near absence of terror attacks


committed in recent years" by visa holders
US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with small from these seven nations, “this ban will
business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in have little practical effect in improving
Washington, DC, January 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) public safety,” the draft adds.
In a rare move, dozens of American “Decades from now, we will look back and
diplomats across the world have drafted realize we made the same mistakes,” it
a formal “dissent memo” to express concludes.
their objection to US President Donald
Trump’s entry ban against
several Muslim countries, according to
a report.

The draft, which has been circulating among diplomats and


associates abroad over the past few days, denounces the
ban as an “un-American” move and warns that it would
actually harm efforts to protect the US from terrorists,
ABC News reported Monday.

“This ban ... will not achieve its stated aim Demonstrators protest against US President Donald Trump and his
to protect the American people from administration's ban of travelers from 7 countries by Executive
terrorist attacks by foreign nationals Order, during a rally outside the US Supreme Court in Washington,
admitted to the United States,” the draft DC, January 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
reads.
Trump has come under immense pressure from politicians
After signing the executive order on Friday, Trump said and rights groups to rescind the ban. Protests have also
his administration was seeking to keep what he called been held inside and outside the US.
“radical Islamic terrorists” out of the US.
Major Republican figures like Senators John McCain and
Under the new measure, citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lindsey Graham have also criticized the ban, creating
Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia are banned from further confusion in Washington.
entering the US for at least 90 days while Syrian refugees
are blocked indefinitely. Other refugee admissions will Unaffected by the attacks, Trump fired the acting attorney
also be halted for 120 days. general, Sally Yates, after she defied the rule.

The draft criticizes the Trump administration for


“alienating” the governments of the Muslim-majority
.

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‘Media Against Trump - Trump Card In His Hands’
Published Time: 31 Jan, 2017 15:56

for 90 days. They were initially identified as "countries of


concern" under the Obama administration.

Trump denied the immigration restrictions are a "Muslim


ban" as many are claiming, and accused the media of false
reporting.

RT: Despite protests, Trump shows no sign of changing


his policy. Do you see these protests dying down soon?

Activists gather at Terry Shrunk Plaza to protest against President


Donald Trump's travel ban in Portland, Oregon, U.S. January 30,
2017. © Steve Dipaola / Reuters

The majority of Americans don’t trust the media and don’t


like them. Therefore the US media being so openly one-
sided against President Trump is very good for him, said
Lew Rockwell, chairman of the Ludwig von Mises
Institute.

Protests have continued across the US for a third day over


President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily
bars migrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from
entering America.

Lew Rockwell: A lot of these kids are being paid by


George Soros and similar people, and it’s openly being
paid – this is not hidden. I must say there is a level of
hysteria that I haven’t seen. I myself years ago was at anti-
Vietnam demonstrations; people were not hysterical: they
weren’t beating up people, there weren’t this type. If you
see any of the demonstrations – these are the most hate-
filled groups of people that one could possibly encounter,
even though they are chanting about:

“love, not hate” – for them it is “hate, hate,


hate!”

They are also violent. The left has always been extremely
violent since the days of the French revolution… That is
concerning. I frankly don’t exactly know what they hope
to achieve – Soros and the rest of the people, who are
organizing this. It seems to me it bothers every normal
person, closing up traffic and that sort of thing. These are
The immigration freeze applies to Iran, Iraq, Libya, not intended to persuade anyone, but rather to intimidate…
Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen and will remain in force

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RT: US mass media has been attacking Trump even before
he was elected. What’s your take on that? Will it affect his
Presidency somehow?

LR: First of all, having the media against him is one of the
trump cards in his hand. It is very good for him, because
Americans don’t by and large, by the vast majority, as a
RT: There are some people who say that they are not matter of fact, don’t trust the media, don’t like the media.
particularly anti-Trump, but anti this policy he is putting So the fact that the media are so openly one-sided has hurt
in place. them, and I would say helped Trump. They are purveyors
of fake news…
LR: That may very well be the case, but, in my
experience, there is virtually 100 percent overlap. So it is We need new media. Of course there are new media. There
not only anti-Trump… But just the fact that they call it a are new websites, and new publications, but they are not
“Muslim ban": it is not a Muslim ban. We know there are part of the ‘ancient’ old media. There is a replacement
50 majority Muslim countries in the world; that [ban] going on. The old media are worried about their futures.
applies to seven. I don’t think by the way, that it is a tragic They see their TV ratings going down; their circulation of
coincidence, but all these countries have been bombed their publications going down. My guess is they know they
either by Clinton, Bush, Obama, or all three of them. are through. How long will this process take: five years –
These people demonstrating – they couldn’t have cared more, less? I don’t know. There is a new day coming in
less about that. This [ban] they freak out about – I don’t terms of media. It is a very good development for America
think it is about Muslims, I don’t think it is about and the whole world.
immigration – it is about power, it is about control. These
are the same people, who wanted to shut up anybody who
doesn’t agree with their PC agenda…

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Insanity: Democratic Senator
Wants Open Borders And More Gun Control
Pushes “Absolutely No Screening” Process For Incoming Refugees
By Alex Thomas -
01.31.2017 @9:07 PM EST

(INTELLIHUB) — The liberal freak out over President appeared on CNN and suggested more
Trump’s executive order targeting 7 countries with a gun control would keep the U.S. safer than
temporary travel ban has reached new heights with almost President Trump’s immigration suspension.
every news outlet dedicated to attacking the order and Like Murphy, Friedman focused on “assault
hysterically spreading disinformation to the American weapons,” claiming the focus should be on
people. barring persons on the terror watch list
from buying such guns.”
Now, during an appearance on MSNBC, Senator Chris
Murphy (D-CT) has revealed that the left not only doesn’t
support Trump’s order, but actually wants literally no
screening process for incoming refugees.

Responding to a question about whether or not there was


any merit to Trump’s order, Murphy revealed the shocking
fact that the left doesn’t even believe in the security
screening previously set up by the Obama administration.

“I would argue that we should go towards a


discussion about absolutely no screening,”
Murphy declared before moving on to
suggest yet even more gun control.
“So, I would go towards a sort of European “Both Murphy and Friedman overlooked the
bent in looking at screening. And then fact that neither of the San Bernardino
maybe let’s just make sure that if folks get attackers (December 2, 2015) nor the
to this country, and we suspect them of Orlando Pulse attacker (June 12, 2016)
having connections to terrorism, that they were on a terror watch list, so the passage
shouldn’t be able to get an assault weapon. of such gun control would have been
That’s a huge liability in our law today.” impotent to stop them. The key to stopping
attacks is keeping attackers out of the
country or sending them out via
Others within the establishment are also pushing gun deportation, once we realize they are here.”
control in the midst of the freak out over the travel ban
while conveniently ignoring the documented flaws within
the terror watch list. This is the height of insanity folks and once again shows
that the establishment left is willing to sacrifice all
common sense in their push to secure the goals of the
Breitbart reported, globalist elite.

“Also on the morning of January 30, New


York Times columnist Thomas Friedman
.

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Trump Administration Freezes Out
CNN From Interviews And Staff Appearances
The White House Has Refused To Send Its Surrogates Onto CNN Shows,
Effectively Icing Out CNN From Trump Administration Press Coverage.
Alex Christoforou
February 1, 2017

House was also in a quasi-war with Fox News when he


was the POTUS…

It’s not unusual for a White House to tangle with certain


outlets.

A former official in President Barack


Obama’s office acknowledged that they
had their “battles with Fox,” and that
there may have been some times where
“we sent people on other networks and
Trump has taken the war against CNN “fake news” to the
not on Fox.” But as a general rule, the
next level.
official said, officials would go on the
network.
Politico is reporting that the Trump White House will not
allow its staff and surrogates to appear on CNN, and will “I think, in my hazy recollection is it would
instead go to be unusual to do all [the networks] except
one. What drives that is sometimes amount
of time available to the person doing them,”
“places where we think it makes sense
the official said. “If they are stiffing CNN
to promote our agenda.
intentionally, that is different than what
normally happens.”
Well, it’s official…according to a note from Politico, the
White House has confirmed that surrogates of the Trump
A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately respond
administration will no longer appear on CNN and will opt
to a request for comment.
to go to “places where we think it makes sense to promote
our agenda.”
Zerohedge further reports…
“We’re sending surrogates to places
where we think it makes sense to Of course, this development should come
promote our agenda,” said a White as little surprise to anyone who has been
House official, acknowledging that CNN is paying attention given that Trump has
not such a place, but adding that the ban is constantly blasted CNN as a “Fake News”
not permanent. outlet ever since his heated exchange with
Jim Acosta at a press conference on
January 11th.
A CNN reporter, speaking on background, was more blunt:
But while the Trump administration has
The White House is trying to punish the refused to send surrogates on CNN talk
network and force down its ratings. shows, Spicer has confirmed that the “Fake
News” outlet won’t be frozen out of press
“They’re trying to cull CNN from the briefings. Speaking at an event at George
herd,” the reporter said. Washington University on Monday, Spicer
pointed out that he’s answered CNN’s
Before the liberal left gets bent out of shape regarding the questions in the regular daily briefings but
Trump Administration’s embargo of CNN, Obama’s White also noted that he’s

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“not going to sit around and engage actually get something right.”
with people who have no desire to
.

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Petraeus: World Order
Under 'Unprecedented Threat'
By Rebecca Kheel
02/01/17 10:46 AM EST

Retired Gen. David Petraeus warned lawmakers on clash of civilizations, with America at war
Wednesday that the world order created in part by the against Islam,” Petraeus said Wednesday.
United States in the 20th century is under “unprecedented “We must not let them do that; indeed, we
threat from multiple directions,” pointing to Russia, China, must be very sensitive to actions that might
Islamist extremists and cyber threats. give them ammunition to use in such an
effort.”
Those threats are compounded by an America whose
“resolve about its defense has become somewhat Petraeus also warned that adversaries such as Russian
ambivalent,” he added. President Vladimir Putin are seeking to encourage
American ambivalence about its defense and institutions
“Americans should not take the current such as NATO.
international order for granted,” Petraeus
said at a House Armed Services “President Putin, for instance, understands
Committee hearing. “It did not will itself into that, while conventional aggression may
existence. We created it. Likewise, it is not occasionally enable Russia to grab a bit of
naturally self-sustaining. We have land on its periphery, the real center of
sustained it. If we stop doing so, it will fray gravity is the political will of the major
and, eventually, collapse." democratic powers to defend Euro-Atlantic
institutions like NATO and the EU,”
Petraeus, former director of the CIA, spoke at a hearing Petraeus said. “That is why Russia is
about the “state of the world.” tenaciously working to sow doubt about the
legitimacy of these institutions and our
entire democratic way of life.”
Many of Petraeus’s remarks hinted at pushing back against
statements and policies from President Trump, who had
considered Petraeus as a candidate for his secretary of Trump has said he wants to improve relations with Russia
State. and has called NATO obsolete.

In speaking about the threat from extremists, Petraeus Former CIA Deputy Director John McLaughlin, who
stressed that the majority of Muslims who reject spoke at Wednesday's hearing alongside Petraeus, also
extremism are the "most important ally" in fighting the warned about the difficulty in dealing with Russia.
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al Qaeda.
“There is nothing at all wrong with aiming
His comments come amid continued backlash at Trump’s for an improved relationship with Russia,
executive order banning travel from seven Muslim- but the U.S. must be aware that Russia
majority countries for 90 days, suspending all refugees for calculates its interests in a cold-eyed
four months and halting Syrian refugees indefinitely. clinical way and Washington will have to be
equally dispassionate in dealing with
Putin,” he said. “Historically, when Russia
Critics have called the order a Muslim ban and said it plays
encounters weakness or hesitation, it
into extremists’ narrative that the West is at war with
demands more, then blames the opponent
Islam.
for escalation when the opponent resists —
then calls for discussions, which it uses to
“We must also remember that Islamic consolidate its gains. Deals don’t come
extremists want to portray this fight as a easily.”
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White House Press Briefing Room “Skype Seats”
Filled, Intellihub, Other Alt Media, Denied
What Gives?
By Shepard Ambellas -
02.01.2017 @9:22 AM EST

After presenting a few examples I then came to the


conclusion that

“CNN is nothing more than a fake news


conglomerate, to say the least, and
deserves to have its White House press
pass revoked.”

So why would the White House even let CNN through the
door? And what makes CNN, for example, more worthy
than Intellihub or even a video blogger like Mark Dice,
Jennifer Boyer/Flickr who has also informally requested a White House press
pass on several occasions?
(INTELLIHUB) — It looks like there will not be any
“Skype seats” made available for the alternative media in
the White House press briefing room anytime soon as
some agencies and bloggers formally requested.

These so-called Skype seats were first announced by


White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Jan. 23 and
according to official White House terminology, the seat
warmers will be considered “inaugural panelists.”
Additionally, one of the requirements to be an inaugural
panelist is that the person has to live over 50 miles away
from Washington D.C. in able to gain press access via the
Internet.

According to Fox News “Natalie Herbick of FOX 8 in


Cleveland, talk radio host Lars Larson, WPRI Rhode
Island’s Kimberly Kalunian and Jeff Jobe of Kentucky’s
Jobe Publishing” were named.

However, the new announcement of the panelists has some


in the alternative media world scratching their heads and
wondering what gives. How could mainstream figureheads
and agencies be deemed more worthy or credible than
alternative figureheads or agencies?
On Jan. 21 I myself requested a White House press pass in
an email addressed to the president titled “Please
I mean take a look at CNN, which is nothing more than a Consider A Press Pass For Intellihub News & Politics.”
fake news propaganda factory or MSNBC’s Brian Williams
who is best known for his bald-faced lie as Intellihub’s
The email read as follows:
Lexi Morgan reported in Feb. of 2015.
Dear Mr. President,
In fact, just this last Saturday I did a piece which
questioned: What is CNN?
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I congratulate you on becoming the 45th President of the from Shep’s World. Get the Podcast.
United States and I am truly looking forward to you and Follow Shep on Facebook and Twitter.
your wonderful team making America great again.
Longform bio:
I know you are busy so I will keep this short.
HTTPS://WWW.INTELLIHUB.COM/ABOUT/SHEPARDA
I would really love for myself (Intellihub.com) to be MBELLAS/
included in daily press briefings as the mainstream
media can no longer fully be trusted to get real Thank you for your time.
information out to the masses IMHO.
Best Regards,
Intellihub covered your presidential run positively the
entire time — and just so you know, on a sidenote, when
Shepard Ambellas
I was 19-years-old (39 now) I predicted that you would
one day become the POTUS.
While I really did not expect to receive a press pass, as I
knew the chance would be one in a million, I did expect to
I hope you will consider letting me attend daily briefings
get a response from someone at the White House, which I
and I truly appreciate everything you do. never got.

Just in case you are not aware of my work, I have


But I ask again, what makes the people who were
included a brief bio below:
approved to attend White House press briefings better than
those in the so-called “alternative media”? And let me be
Shepard Ambellas is an opinion journalist clear, I do not consider Intellihub to be in the “alternative
and the founder and editor-in-chief of media” I consider Intellihub to be “independent media” as
Intellihub News & Politics we just do our own thing.
(Intellihub.com). Shepard is also known for
producing Shade: The Motion Picture
I have a feeling that this is a question in which we will
(2013) and appearing on Travel Channel’s
never get an answer as the powers-that-be are scared real
America Declassified (2013). Shepard is a
truth reaching the masses. Maybe they would rather see
regular contributor to Infowars. Read more
‘controlled truth.’
.

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Obama, Hillary, Schumer, And Trump: Will The Real
Enemies Of The Moslem World Please Stand Up
By Eric Sommer
February 1, 2017

Beijing. the invasion of Afghanistan, and the Iraq war which killed
up to a million Moslems and turned countless others into
It’s heart-sickening to see the U.S. corporate media refugees. His regime also sponsored the secret black-site
fawning over war criminals posturing as humanitarian prisons in Europe where Moslem’s were tortured.
friends of Moslem refugees and immigrants when their
wars of aggression have killed hundreds of thousands of Obama, who has said he is ‘heartened’ by the public
Moslems, destroyed their societies, and turned enormous protests against Trumps order, continued Bush’s wars in
numbers into the refugees they now claim to care for. Afganistan and Iraq, producing thousands of additional
Moslem deaths and large numbers of refugees. He also
Contrary to their widely-reported public statements of launched the U.S-led military support of the terrorists who
sympathy for Moslem immigrants or refugees, Hillary, destroyed the government of Libya, causing the deaths of
Obama, Schumer, and other U.S. political figures whose tens of thousands of Libyan Moslems, and converting the
wars have devastated Moslem countries are among the last previously relatively peaceful and secular country into a
people on Earth who can claim friendship for Moslems or battle ground between terrorist militias. Large numbers of
refugees.. refugees subsequently fled the country in order to survive.
Obama also greatly accelerated the use of drones, begun
under Bush, to assassinate Moslems who he and his
Trump’s presidential order – which they claim to be
advisors lablelled as ‘terrorists’ in countries ranging from
outraged by – applies to the predominantly Islamic
Pakistan to Africa, without anything resembling a trial or
countries of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and
Yemen, the very countries which their own wars have laid legal due process.
waste to. The order bars entry of refugees awaiting U.S.
resettlement for 120 days. Syrian refugees are forbidden It should also be noted that the Obama administration
to enter the U.S. until further notice. It also bars the deported 2.5 million immigrants, more than the total
citizens of the seven countries from entering the U.S. with number deported by all previous presidents combined.
ordinary visas for a 90 day period. His administration also determined that immigrant children
as young as three had no right to a lawyer and must appear
by themselves in court.
A 2015 UN report states that there are 63.5 million
refugees compelled to flee impoverished and warfare
riddled countries. This is the largest number of refugees in Hillary Clinton – while serving as Obama’s secretary of
human history. A large proportion of them are Moslems state – orchestrated the anti-Libyan propaganda campaign
fleeing the societies rendered non-functional by U.S.-led and the subsequent aerial bombardment of Libya by U.S.-
military invasions, interventions, and use of Jihadist led air forces which enabled the terrorists on the ground,
proxies in the Middle East and North Africa, with over one mis-labeled as fighting for human rights, to overturn the
million left dead. Virtually all of the Democratic and Libyan government. She also supported the use of drones
Republican party political figures now professing for international assassinations of Moslems based on
sympathy for Moslem immigrants and refugees were labeling particular individuals as ‘terrorists’ without trials
supporters of these criminal wars. or any proper legal steps.

It’s important to state – and it should be emphasized – that Charles Schumer, democratic party leader in the U.S.
we are dealing with actual war criminals here. These are Senate, was widely shown a few days ago in corporate
individuals who have orchestrated military aggression and media with crocodile tears for Moslem refugees and
invasions against Moslem countries and peoples which immigrants. But along with Barack Obama, Joseph Biden,
have never attacked the U.S. or any other country. and Hillary Clinton, he previously voted for Bush’s ‘secure
fence act’ of 2006 and supported the Iraq war and the other
wars which have devastated predominantly Moslem
Bush launched the fake ‘War on Terror’ used by himself
and later by Obama to justify their wars. Bush instigated countries.

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Human rights, or the lives of Moslems, can have little or generals, billionaire, and extreme right-wing ideologues,
nothing to do with the concerns of such people. Their all of who received overwhelming support and votes from
concerns are based on their political positions in the U.S., the Democrats and Republicans alike in the U.S. Senate.
their fear of the growing political awakening of American Nor did Obama, Hillary, or Bush make any public
workers, and the desire of the military-security and finance objections to his cabinet choices.
capital and giant corporate groups, including oil
companies, which they represent to recruit skilled foreign With only a few days as president, Trump has not – so far
workers and maintain ‘friendly’ relations with forces in the – killed large numbers of Moslems. His real immediate
middle East willing to help the U.S.military drive to gain crime in the eyes of U.S. political elites – which has
total control of the oil-rich region. suddenly earned him enemies in both parties – is that his
overtly anti-democratic and authoritarian measures,
As for Trump, his policies are really an extension of the including his anti-immigrant policies, have ‘taken the
war crimes and anti-immigrant policies of those who mask off’ and revealed what those elites themselves really
preceded him. He has loaded his cabinet with military are and what the U.S. state has really become.

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New Study Reveals Shocking Information About Trump’s
Voter Fraud Claims (VIDEO)
By Michael Depinto [THE VOICE OF REASON]
Date: February 01, 2017

Washington Time Reports:


(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Hillary Clinton garnered more than
800,000 votes from noncitizens on Nov.
As was the case when candidate Trump said things on the 8, an approximation far short of
campaign trail, now that he is president, often times after President Trump’s estimate of up to 5
Donald Trump makes certain comments he is immediately million illegal voters but supportive of
laughed at by both the Democrats and the mainstream his charges of fraud.
media. Considering how often both groups have
Political scientist Jesse Richman of Old
underestimated Trump, and how often he’s proven them
Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia,
wrong, one would think they might have learned by now to
has worked with colleagues to produce
hold off on the ridicule, at least temporarily.
groundbreaking research on noncitizen
voting, and this week he posted a blog
When Donald Trump said he believes he not only won the in response to Mr. Trump’s assertion.
electoral vote, but that he also won the popular vote if all
the fraud was removed from the final numbers, the far-left
Based on national polling by a consortium of universities,
went bananas. At least they’re consistent, right? Now
a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated
President Trump has launched an investigation into the
20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in
alleged voter fraud, and Democrats and the mainstream
November. He extrapolated that that percentage would
media are in full panic mode.
have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who
received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump.
What follows in the video below, and in two posts that will
follow this one, should demonstrate that there is good
Mr. Richman calculated that Mrs. Clinton would have
reason for the far-left to begin panicking. Based on what
collected 81 percent of noncitizen votes.
we’ve learned from two separate nonpartisan watchdog
groups who estimate as many as seven million votes for
Hillary could have been fraudulent, what we’ve learned “Is it plausible that non-citizen votes
about a newly opened investigation by Inspector General added to Clinton’s margin? Yes,” Mr.
of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), John Richman wrote. “Is it plausible that non-
Roth, that is investigating why Obama’s DHS attempted to citizen votes account for the entire
hack several state’s election systems, and what we’ve nation-wide popular vote margin held by
learned about a new study performed by political Clinton? Not at all.”
scientist Jesse Richman of Old Dominion University, it
looks like Democrats might have good reason to be Still, the finding is significant because it means noncitizens
nervous… may have helped Mrs. Clinton carry a state or finish better
than she otherwise would have.

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Mr. Trump’s unverified accusation to congressional databases of aliens and deceased
leaders this week, as reported by The Washington Post, has individuals. Why is the left afraid to
sent the issue skyward. even ask the questions? The jig is up.”

He apparently was referring to all types There does not appear to be any concerted postelection
of fraud, such as the “dead” voting or effort by states to take on the daunting task of checking
multiple votes from the same person. voter rolls and ballots to verify citizenship. In some states,
But the thrust of his estimate appears to no ID is required to register and vote.
be that illegal immigrants and
noncitizens carried the popular vote.

He returned to the issue Thursday in Philadelphia, where Mr. Richman relies on a one-of-a-kind poll: the
he spoke to congressional Republicans mapping this year’s Cooperative Congressional Election Survey. Every two
legislative calendar. years, a consortium of 28 universities produces a detailed
report on voters and their views based on polling by
“We also need to keep the ballot box safe YouGov.
from illegal voting,” the president said.
“And, believe me, you take a look at what’s Tucked inside the lengthy questionnaire is a question on
registering, folks. Take a look at what’s citizenship status: A significant number of respondents
registering. We are going to protect the anonymously acknowledged they were not citizens when
integrity of the ballot box, and we are going they voted.
to defend the votes of the American citizen,
so important.”
Three professors at Old Dominion
The mainstream media reacted to Mr. University — Mr. Richman, Gulshan A.
Trump’s assertion with derision. Liberal Chattha and David C. Earnest — took
pundits said there is no evidence of these answers, did further research and
fraud. extrapolated that of a 19.4 million
CNN’s Jake Tapper called it “a stunning estimate of adult noncitizens, about
allegation for which the White House is 620,000 were illegally registered to vote
providing no evidence. And there is a in the 2008 presidential election. Using
reason they are providing no evidence other measuring tools, they said, the
— there is no evidence. It is not true.” actual number of noncitizen voters
could be as low as 38,000 and as high
Esquire.com said, “The most bizarre lie as 2.8 million.
of Donald Trump’s presidency so far is
his claim of widespread voter fraud in The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2012 that there are 22
an election he won.” million noncitizens in the country. The group comprises
illegal immigrants and people in the U.S. legally on a visa
But conservative activists say the liberal media are or permanent resident green card. Of this 22 million, 20
ignoring evidence — that noncitizen voting is illegal and, million were 18 or older, the U.S. voting age requirement.
thus, fraud. They say the Justice Department in the Obama
administration was more concerned with preventing states Conservatives have long suspected that
from cleansing rosters of dead and inactive voters than in Democrats are tacitly encouraging
mounting any investigation into fraud. illegal immigrants to vote. Liberal
leaders have created “sanctuary cities”
“Most voters are never asked for voter ID, so it is across the nation that refuse to work
dishonest to suggest that with the tens of millions of illegal with federal immigration enforcement
and legal aliens here, there is no voter fraud,” said Tom authorities.
Fitton, who heads the conservative watchdog group
Judicial Watch. “If the key Old Dominion study results on President Obama was asked during the campaign last year
the 2008 election are applied to 2016 — 1.41 million if illegal immigrants had anything to fear from federal
aliens may have voted illegally, with 1.13 million voting authorities if they voted in the presidential race.
for Democrats.”
“Many of the millennials, Dreamers,
“A federal voter fraud investigation is undocumented citizens — and I call them
long overdue,” Mr. Fitton said. “It would citizens because they contribute to this
be a simple matter of analyzing voter country — are fearful of voting,” he was
registration databases against federal asked on a Latino YouTube channel. “‘So if
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I vote, will Immigration know where I live? with his questionable assertion that
Will they come for my family and deport voter rolls are off limits to federal
us?’” investigators.
“Not true, and the reason is, first of all, The WikiLeaks dump of Clinton
when you vote, you are a citizen yourself,” campaign manger John Podesta’s
Mr. Obama said. “And there is not a emails contained one message on
situation where the voting rolls somehow directing immigrants to vote. He said
are transferred over and people start immigrants should obtain driver’s
investigating, etc. The sanctity of the vote licenses and then attest at a polling
is strictly confidential.” place that they are U.S. citizens.
Some conservatives interpreted Mr.
Obama’s answer as a go-ahead signal,
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A Daily Web Page Summary Of The Dirty Lies, Glaring Omissions,
Half Truths & Globalist Bias Of The NY Times Front Page Headlines
"All The News That Sulzberger's Propaganda Rag Saw Fit To Distort"

“NY Slimes” Runs 31 Anti-Trump Pieces In One Issue!


By Mike King
Based On NYT Monday Issue Of 1/30/17

(6 attacks)  Building a Wall of Ignorance


 Trump’s Unfashionable Tax Idea
 Travelers Stranded and Protests Swell Over Trump  Allies in Combat, Now Unwanted
Order
 Bannon Seizes a Security Role From Generals LETTERS SECTION
 How Trump’s Rush to Enact Immigration Ban
Unleashed Global Chaos (4 attacks)
 U.S. Commando Killed in Yemen in Trump’s First
Counterterrorism Operation
 The Outcry Over Trump’s Refugee Ban
 In Face of Trump’s Order, Some Muslim Nations Are
 The Continuing Kerfuffle Over Trump’s Tax Returns
Conspicuously Silent
 The Art of the Scam’
 Demonstrators in Streets, and at Airports, Protest
 The Most Thankless Job: Trump’s Press Secretary
Immigration Order
LOCAL / NEW YORK
NATIONAL SECTION
(1 attack)
(10 attacks)
 Refugee Ban Endangers ‘Part of American Legacy’
 Lives Rewritten With the Stroke of a Pen
 Demonstrators in Streets and Airports, Protest
Immigration Order BUSINESS SECTION
 Rulings on Trump’s Immigration Order Are First Step
on a Long Legal Path (3 attacks)
 In a Week, Trump Reshapes Decades of Perceptions
About America  Silicon Valley’s Ambivalence Toward
 Trump’s Immigration Order Jolts Iraqis, U.S.’s Top Trump Turns to Anger
Allies Against ISIS  Sean Spicer, Trump Press Secretary, Is
 Disorder at Airports as Travelers Are Detained Without ‘Not Here to Be Someone’s Buddy’
Lawyers  Executives’ Response to Immigration Order
 Christian Leaders Denounce Trump’s Plan to Favor Runs Gamut From Caution to Fury
Christian Refugees
 As Democrats Take to the Streets, Lawmakers Rush to ARTS SECTION
Keep Up
 Growing Number of GOP Lawmakers Criticize Trump’s
(1 attacks)
Refugee Policy
 Howls Over Import Tax Complicate Plans to Overhaul
Code  Visa Ban Leaves Artists in Limbo, and Institutions
Perplexed
OP /ED SECTION
*
(6 attacks)

 Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Cowardly and


Dangerous
 Trumpian Characters Are the Stuff of Fiction
 No, Trump, Not on Our Watch
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The Piranha Press is in a feeding frenzy.

Move over Barry Goldwater. Move over Richard Nixon.


Move over David Duke. Heck, even Vlad the Bad Putin
has never been hit this hard. Count em'! Thirty one hit
pieces against Orange Man spread throughout all sections
of the Sulzberger's Slimes. Only the Sports and Obituaries
sections were spared of the slime. Be careful Orange
Man, and beware the Establishment Republican'ts around
you (Priebus, Pence et al.)

The only historical personages who have gotten it this bad


were The Great One (that's Hitler for you newbies) and
Senator Joe McCarthy. Of course, Orange Man is no
Hitler, but these attacks are badges of honor. And speaking
of the great McCarthy, it is as interesting as it is hopeful to
note that there is only a one-degree separation between
McCarthy and Orange Man -- that direct link being
McCarthy's sidekick, attorney Roy Cohn. Cohn, who died
of AIDS in 1986, may have been a closeted sodomite and a
chosenite, but his anti-Communist credentials were as
solid as they come. He defended the great Senator to the
very end, and was hated by many of his fellow Tribesmen
for it. Surely, Cohn must have schooled a young Orange
Man on the ways of the world.

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It's amazing, isn't it? We meant that line about OM being
omitted from Sports & Obituaries as a wise-crack. But
with today's poop-pie about the "controversy" over the
New England Patriots football team's owner (Robert
Kraft), head coach (Bill Belichick) and the star-player /
Quarterback (Tom Brady) all being "friends of Trump"
appearing in the SPORTS section, we can now say that
only the Obituaries Section remains "Trump-free" -- and
let's pray that it stays that way! The Slimes has truly
become a caricature of itself now. Let's see what
tomorrow's crossword puzzles bring!
McCarthy -- Cohn – Trump

1- The great anti-Communist Senator with his young


and loyal aide, Roy Cohn.
2- Politically ruined by Eisenhower's "string pulling",
McCarthy dies suddenly at the young age of 47 ---
killed by the same forces attacking Orange Man.
3- Roy Cohn (an anti-communist described by
POLITICO as "a Jewish anti-Semite and a
homosexual homophobe" (here) was described as
a "mentor" to Trump during the 1970 & 80's.

Getting back to the feeding frenzy of the Piranha Press, we


have to wonder: how much longer until we start seeing
anti-Trump crossword puzzle questions in the Slimes?

A 5 letter word for evil that starts with a 'T' and ends with
a 'P'. Hmmm.

One would think that even the most dim-witted specimen


of Boobus Americanus would start to question the
objectivity of Sulzberger's Slimes because of this hate-
filled spree. Right? We will add another point to Orange
Man's "plus column" over this barrage, even as our
worries continue to increase over the political debt he may
now owe to Satanyahu's bunch of "Greater Israel" ultra-
nationalists.

THE VERY NEXT DAY

NY Times (Sports): N.F.L. Transcripts Leave Out a


Couple of Things: Trump and Goodell

By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN and KEN BELSON

This "too-good-to-pass-up" headline in today's Slimes


really caught our eyes (made them pop out, actually!)
because it related directly to a line which we had just
published, in jest, only yesterday when we ridiculed
Sulzberger's Slimes and its anti-Trump pieces as follows:

"Thirty one hit pieces against Orange Man spread


throughout all sections of the Sulzberger's Slimes. Only the
Sports and Obituaries sections were spared of the slime."

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Patriotic Patriots? Tom Brady -- Bill Belichick --
Robert Kraft --- oh, the bloody "controversy!"

Boobus Americanus 1: The New York Times was


wall-to-wall with stories and editorials attacking
Sugar: Wrong again Boobuss! It's the media and the
Trump today.
rent-a-mobss that sstir up trouble.

Boobus Americanus 2: Trump has done nothing but


Editor: Amazing that some people still can't see
stir up controversy since his inauguration.
that the press, far from being an honest referee, is
actually part of the crooked game.
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Pair Arrested In London Over Crippling Cyber Attack On
Washington DC's CCTV Network Just Days Before
Trump Was Sworn In As President
 A British Man And A Swedish Woman, Both 50, Were Arrested In London
 The Pair Were Suspected Of Being Involved In A Hack Which Brought Down CCTV
 More Than 120 CCTV Cameras In US Capital Went Dark Days Before Inauguration
By Mail Online Reporter
Published: 20:57 EST, 1 February 2017 | Updated: 02:23 EST, 2 February 2017
Two suspected hackers have been arrested in London by
detectives investigating a crippling cyber attack which Donald Trump waves to the crowds after being sworn in as
brought down Washington DC's CCTV cameras eight days President. The cyber attack brought down many of the
before the inauguration of President Donald Trump. CCTV cameras in Washington a week before his
inauguration
The Sun reported that police swooped on a house in
Streatham, south London last month after the US It was believed the cyber attack could have been a dry run
government reported 123 of 187 security cameras in for another attempt on January 20, the day of the
Washington went offline, amid fears it may be linked to an inauguration.
attempt on Trump's life.
But Brian Ebert, a Secret Service official, told the
Just hours before the 45th President was sworn in, a 50- Washington Post the safety of the Trump family and the
year-old British man and a Swedish woman, also 50, were general public had never been in jeopardy.
detained by the National Crime Agency.
The security bill for President Trump's inauguration was at
least £75million, with 25,000 armed police and National
Guardsmen turning the city into a fortress.

But the Secret Service were concerned about the CCTV


blackout, with cameras out of action between 12 and 15
January.

Archana Vemulapalli, Washington's Chief Technology


Officer denied the city had paid a ransom to the hackers to
get the cameras back online. He said they had removed the
sophisticated software used by the hackers and rebooted
the system.

The NCA said the man and the woman were arrested on
January 19 and bailed until April 2017.

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Trump Admin Cracks Down
On #Fakenews By Icing Out CNN
Ryan Saavedra
Feb 1st, 2017 1:22 Pm

From Politico:

Administration officials are still answering


questions from CNN reporters. But
administration officials including White
House press secretary Sean Spicer and
senior counselor Kellyanne Conway
haven’t appeared on the network’s
programming in recent weeks.
Spicer, speaking at an event at The
George Washington University on Monday,
denied that CNN is being frozen out,
CNN Gets Iced Out By Trump pointing out that he’s answered CNN’s
questions in the regular daily briefings.
CNN picked the wrong President to wage war against. On But, he added
a daily basis one can tune into any number of media outlets
and see reports of how CNN is once again distorting the “I’m not going to sit around and engage
news. with people who have no desire to actually
get something right.”
The New York Times recently said that CNN is “Sidelining
The Issues And Real Reporting…[and is] Substance Rest assured, even though it seems like just about
Free.” A recent survey from the Washington Times found everybody knows CNN is highly untrustworthy according
that CNN is the least trustworthy source of news among to articles and surveys, at least the network’s President
TV networks and CNN was crushed by Fox News for believes they are better than ever saying, “I think our
inauguration coverage according to Nielsen ratings. credibility is higher than ever, and our viewership is higher
than ever, and our reporting is as strong as ever.”
It now appears that the Trump administration is beginning
to crack down on fake news by freezing out CNN from CNN’s President says this after previously saying that the
interviews. network was too liberal last year.

According to Politico, A CNN reporter said that: The


White House is trying to punish the network and force
down its ratings.
.

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Trump’s Travel Ban Doesn’t Target Muslims,
He Has ‘Sovereign Right’ To Impose It – Emirati FM
Published Time: 1 Feb, 2017 16:51

campaign in Yemen, and the fight against Islamic State


(IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Another major US ally in the region, Saudi Arabia, did not


take any official position on the travel ban. However, its
national airline, Saudi Airlines, controlled by the Saudi
royal family, issued a statement saying that citizens from
the seven countries affected by the ban

"will not be permitted to travel with Saudi


Airlines. Citizens with diplomatic visas or
Emirati Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
© AFP
who work for international organizations
and hold valid visas are an exception," as
Speaking at a conference with his Russian counterpart, the reported by CNN.
foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates maintained
that President Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim Meanwhile, a group of UN experts also sharply criticized
countries is not anti-religious or otherwise prejudiced Trump’s travel ban, saying that it violates international law
against Muslims. and could lead to refugees being tortured if sent home. The
experts also urged the Trump administration to protect
According to Emirati FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al- people fleeing persecution and stick to the principle of
Nahyan, President Donald Trump’s order to bar non-discrimination based on race, nationality or religion in
individuals from certain Muslim countries from the US is a a joint statement.
“sovereign decision” that would be a mistake to interpret
as anti-Muslim. "Recent US policy on immigration also risks
people being returned, without proper
“Without doubt, countries have the individual assessments and asylum
sovereign right to make decisions to ensure procedures, to places in which they risk
their sovereignty. The US president used being subjected to torture and other cruel,
this sovereign right,” the UAE’s top inhuman or degrading treatment, in direct
diplomat said. contravention of international humanitarian
and human rights laws,” the statement
“There are attempts to claim that this says.
decision is aimed against a religion, but it is
not aimed against a specific religion, this is On Friday, President Trump chose to block citizens from
a temporary decision, it is important to take seven Muslim countries from entering the United States
these points of view into account,” he for a period of 90 days to prevent “radical Islamic
continued. terrorists” from carrying out attacks on American soil.
“Some of these countries that were on this The countries included in the ban are Syria, Iran, Iraq,
list are countries that face structural Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
problems,” he noted, stressing “these
countries should try to solve these issues... Another of Trump’s executive orders puts a 120 day ban
and these circumstances before trying to on all refugee admissions.
solve this issue with the United States”
Sheikh Abdullah also welcomed the idea of creating safe
The Emirati FM was speaking at a joint press conference zones in Syria if they were temporary, served only
with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. humanitarian purposes, and were established under
international supervision. The FM said he would like to
The UAE is one of America’s primary allies in the Gulf hear more ideas from Washington on the matter.
region. It is also involved in the Saudi-led coalition’s air

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For his part, FM Lavrov said that Russia could support the “There have been ideas of creating some
idea, but only with the agreement of the Syrian areas where an alternative Syrian
government and close cooperation with it. The FM pointed government could sit, and use those areas
out that Washington’s initiative is markedly different from for regime change,” Lavrov said.
that which has been proposed by other Western partners.
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White House Blackballs CNN; Refuses
To Send Surrogates On "Fake News" Network
By Tyler Durden
Feb 1, 2017 2:25 PM

Well, it's official...according to a note from Politico, the


White House has confirmed that surrogates of the Trump
administration will no longer appear on CNN and will
instead go to

"places where we think it makes sense


to promote our agenda."
“We’re sending surrogates to places
where we think it makes sense to
promote our agenda,” said a White
House official, acknowledging that CNN is
not such a place, but adding that the ban is
not permanent. In fact, since that fateful January 11th tussle, Trump's
surrogates, including Conway, Spicer, Chief of Staff
A CNN reporter, speaking on background, Reince Priebus and even Vice President Mike Pence, have
was more blunt: The White House is made the rounds on the major Sunday political talk shows,
trying to punish the network and force with the notable exception of CNN’s “State of the Union"
down its ratings. hosted by Jake Tapper. Tapper noted the absence this past
“They’re trying to cull CNN from the weekend:
herd,” the reporter said.
"We invited the Trump White House to
Of course, this development should come as little surprise offer us a guest to provide clarity and an
to anyone who has been paying attention given that Trump explanation of what the president just
has constantly blasted CNN as a "Fake News" outlet ever did, especially given so much confusion,
since his heated exchange with Jim Acosta at a press even within its own government by those
conference on January 11th. who are supposed to carry out this order,”
Tapper said on Sunday as he introduced a
segment about the Executive Order
banning visitors from some countries and
putting a hold on the United States’ refugee
policy. "The Trump White House
declined our invitation.”

But while the Trump administration has refused to send


surrogates on CNN talk shows, Spicer has confirmed that
the "Fake News" outlet won't be frozen out of press
briefings. Speaking at an event at George Washington
University on Monday, Spicer pointed out that he’s
answered CNN’s questions in the regular daily briefings
but also noted that he's

"not going to sit around and engage


with people who have no desire to
actually get something right."

Of course, Trump's stance toward CNN is not terribly


different from how the Obama administration handled Fox
News. That said, somehow we suspect the mainstream
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media will be slightly more outraged over Trump's toward Fox News over the years.
treatment of CNN than they were over Obama's hostility
.

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Trump’s National Trade Council
Director Calls TTIP Dead
By Stephen Lendman
2-1-2017

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership “We need to manufacture those
(TTIP) is TPP’s counterpart - both measures constituting components in a robust domestic supply
assaults on personal freedoms. chain that will spur job and wage growth.”

They’re anti-consumer, anti-ecosanity, Germany “continues to exploit other countries in the EU as


jobs-killing corporate sweetheart deals, well as the US,” he maintains, adding the Trump
letting them operate unaccountably at the administration will pursue bilateral trade deals, favoring
expense of the general welfare. America.

They empower profit-making over human Germany is the dominant EU country, the world’s 4th
health, welfare, labor rights, digital freedom largest economy (after America, China and Japan), an
and virtually all other consumer protections. exporting powerhouse, 2nd largest to China, taking full
advantage of low euro valuation.
Interviewed by the Financial Times on Tuesday, Trump’s
chief trade advisor, Peter Navarro, called the euro an “The German structural imbalance in trade
“implicit Deutsche Mark.” with the rest of the EU and the US
underscores the problem,” Navarro
Accusing Germany of currency manipulation, he said its claimed. He called the Brexit vote the death
undervaluation gives the country an advantage over its knell of a US/EU deal.
main trading partners, calling its policy a major problem in
negotiating a US trade deal with European countries - He supports an import tax, retaliation likely to follow from
pronouncing TTIP dead. affected countries, if implemented.

“It does the American economy no long- “I worry about the actual impact America’s
term good to only keep the big box trade deficit in goods is having on our rates
factories where we are now assembling of economic growth and income growth,”
‘American’ products that are composed he said.
primarily of foreign components,” he said.
America’s 2016 trade deficit was a whopping $666 billion
- up from $531.5 billion in 2015.
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Lawsuits Pile Up Against Trump
Travel Ban And Anti-Sanctuary City Executive Orders
Published Time: 1 Feb, 2017 05:09Edited Time: 1 Feb, 2017 10:48

men back to Iran and halt enforcement of the executive


order for seven days.

Tuesday also saw foreign nationals take individual action,


with a Libyan college student filing in Colorado and an
Iranian father of three bringing a lawsuit in Chicago. The
Iranian is a young doctor whose visa was canceled after he
traveled to the United Arab Emirates to get married, the
Chicago Tribune reported.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera (L) and Mayor Ed Lee
© Kate Munsch / Reuters

Four states are suing over President Donald Trump’s


executive order restricting US entry, as is the city of
Boston, while other lawsuits were filed in Colorado and
Texas. At the same time, San Francisco is challenging the
constitutionality of his sanctuary cities order.

On Tuesday, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia and


Washington all separately challenged the executive order
that the Trump administration says will protect the US
from “radical Islamic terrorists,” but which the states say
is actually a violation of religious freedom, Reuters
reported.

The order, signed last Friday, puts a 90-day pause on US


Another of Trump’s controversial executive orders dealt
entry for those with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya,
with sanctuary cities, a broadly defined term for cities that
Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, while also halting for
do not fully cooperate with federal immigration
120 days, the resettlement of refugees program and barring
enforcement. In it, Trump threatened to cut funding to such
any Syrian refugees indefinitely.
cities, which include Los Angeles and New York. San
Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera called it
New York joined the ACLU’s lawsuit, which was the first
against Trump’s order temporarily prohibiting US entry,
“not only unconstitutional, it's un-
filed on behalf of Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider
American."
Sameer Abdulkhaleq Alshawi; both Iraqis detained at JFK
International Airport on Saturday. Virginia joined with the
suit brought Monday by the Council on American Islamic Along with San Francisco, Boston is also suing over the
Relations on behalf of 27 people. order, which it says runs counter to the separation of state
and federal powers as codified in the Tenth Amendment.
"It discriminates against people because of
their religion, it discriminates against
people because of their country of origin,"

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said


Tuesday, according to Reuters. The state is supporting a
lawsuit initially brought by two Iranians who teach at the
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, which
prompted a federal judge to block any effort to send the

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Donald Trump Versus Google
And The Shadow Government
Author: Phil Butler
01.02.2017

research and development efforts.” The message is clear as


always, the liberal technocrats intend leveraging the
investor set against Trump and any move at nationalism.
But here’s what I have to say.

Pichai and his handlers Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and Eric
Schmidt had best consider the other side of this Trump
coin. Half of America vehemently supported Donald
Trump for many of the reasons Silicon Valley and Wall
Street seem to hate him. “Half” of three hundred million
people either buy or do not buy products of these
companies. Furthermore, Mr. Trump holds the toilet
flusher on a vast information network now, and
information network that can eradicate corporate misdeeds
Google, the mega-tech giant that did everything possible to ultimately. I think Google execs had better consider who
see Hillary Clinton in the White House may be “over” they were in bed with during the Obama administration,
soon. Per news from Bloomberg, President Donald who they betrayed, and what shady deals were made. Even
Trump’s executive order on limiting immigration from on the “up and up” Trump and the hordes sick unto death
some countries has decimated the world’s biggest name in of the 1% rabble, can create initiatives to compete with
search. Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai has Google and the others. In fact, I would not be surprised if
raised his hands in despair. Trump is not already at this. Google needs a competitor,
and so do the others.
When are Google, Facebook, Microsoft and the cabal of
ultra-liberal money machines going to give the rest of us a Maybe this is the whole point. What if the technocrats and
break? This is what I have to say about Pichai’s Hollywood set were so in bed with Washington that their
grandstanding on Mr. Trump’s decree to temporarily stop greatest fears are come true? What if the inevitable
people from seven Muslim nations from entering the US “swamp draining” sees them down the tubes? Now that
for 90 days. Now Google expects the world at large to explains a lot of liberal tooth gnashing and George Soros
believe it runs off the brain power of rocket scientists from rallies, doesn’t it? It also explains the whining and crying
Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya? that is now stretched so thin. Google cannot be operated
While the US president takes the wise road toward vetting without its brilliant Syrian and Libyan geniuses. Just for
who comes and goes from Muslim nations, Sundar Pichai fun, I searched Google’s 73,329 employees on LinkedIn
makes use of owned mainstream media to register still for people in these countries. Guess how many I found in
more protests. Yes, the new socialists in America are led Libya? None and none in Syria, Somalia, Sudan either.
by the likes of top Googlers and Bill Gates wannabes, we From Yemen there is a Googler named Rashad AL-
all know this. But this is thick indeed. Khmisy, who is manager of Google Developer Group
(GDG) Sana’a, Yemen. He’s also associated with
Once again a mysterious insider who refused to be named Greenpeace, so I am sure they will be drafting press
leaked “facts” Google employees affected by the releases soon, as should Jimmy Wales and Wikimedia
Homeland Security moves of Friday. Already Google and Foundation. Interestingly, I found this Googler active at
the others have their legal eagles all over the situation. TEDxSanaa, and sponsored by none other than USAID
Bloomberg also reported on Facebook Inc. Chief and the Yemen Kuwaiti Bank (YKB). Granted AL-Khmisy
Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg voicing his “concern” seems harmless enough even after some scrutiny, and not
over Mr. Trump’s moves, and Microsoft Corp. made a even the 20 or so Iranian people attached to Google seem
securities filing on cautioning investors that immigration like head choppers to me. What is alarming is how Google
restrictions “may inhibit our ability to adequately staff our seems to be setting up a kind of “sanctuary” ecosystem
inside the United States. The Bloomberg headline, “Google
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Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order” came to my Facebook profile to call me a traitor. And this,
screams this. With Mr. Trump confronting so-called right in front of my wife, kids, friends, and so on. Imagine
“sanctuary cities” where Hillary Clinton voters rule, now it what that means, for a higher up in Seattle to just come out
appears those that profited most from US taxpayers and and assail somebody for a moderate view on Russia and
customers now want a new kind of civil war. It’s almost as Putin. But things are getting worse, CNN and other
if there is a shadow government running in the mainstream media are in knock-down-drag-out war with
background. the new president over who is lying. Clearly CNN and the
others have presented us all with “Fake News” out the
I’ll tell you what my friends, if these technocrats are wazoo these last years. Unsubstantiated allegations fly
running a shadow control cabal in the background, today like silica in a sandstorm. Now this from Google,
President Trump needs to smack them down hard, and Microsoft, and Facebook. I hope President Trump shows
smack them down now. I’ve watched these people America once and for all just who’s been misleading
consume innovation, ideas, and resources like firewood the whom.
last 20 years. Just the other day a Google product manager

Phil Butler, is a policy investigator and analyst, a political scientist and expert on Eastern Europe, exclusively for the online
magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.
http://journal-neo.org/2017/02/01/donald-trump-versus-google-and-the-shadow-government/

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Blame Obama, Not Trump:
Twitter Trolls Pelosi For Yemen Policy Memory Loss
Published Time: 1 Feb, 2017 11:04Edited Time: 2 Feb, 2017 12:45

Pelosi, a staunch opponent of Trump, claimed at a town


hall hosted by CNN that the current administration were
“grand illusionists” who created a new problem to
disguise the previous one.

“This comes back to Abraham Lincoln who


probably has tears in his eyes.”

Pelosi’s comments sparked ire on Twitter, however, with


Pelosi made the comments on CNN. © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters some users quick to point out that it was in fact the
Democrats, under Barack Obama’s administration, who
Democrat representative Nancy Pelosi has come under fire carried out drone strikes on Yemen.
online for comments she made to a Yemeni refugee,
blasting Donald Trump’s recent executive order on Pelosi on Yemen
immigration and refugees as responsible for the plight of
the woman’s family. Curated Tweets by @RT_Viral
“Your family is suffering because our
president is reckless and his administration
is incompetent,” Pelosi told a Yemeni
refugee who said her mother could no
longer come to the US due to the ban.

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Pelosi


was told by the Yemeni woman that her father died due to
a lack of medicine in Yemen and that her mother was now
unable to join her in the US.

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In a separate incident on Monday outside the Supreme
Court, Pelosi also overheard on her mic encouraging
Congressman Andre Carson to “tell them you’re a
muslim.”

Carson addressed a large crowd gathered to show


opposition to Trump’s travel ban

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US Code Allows For Banning
Refugees With Diseases
By Patricia Doyle
2-1-2017

Hello Jeff - I found this looking for CDC laws that would keep list, regulatory changes can be made to alter the disease
immigrants and refugees out of the US due to infectious list.
diseases.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and
The President can issue EOs on the list of diseases as well. CDC are removing HIV infection from the list of diseases
that keep non-U.S. citizens from entering the United
Leprosy, TB, AIDS, etc How come the US is not using the list States. General information about the change is provided
below on this page... i.e. TB, Diphtheria Leprosy etc? below:
What was the process for removing HIV from the list and
We know that refugees with TB, Leprosy, Diphtheria, STDs have when will the change take effect?
all been allowed in. Even Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers have been
allowed in and some brought into the US by the CDC planes. HHS published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
Trump needs to close this door to infected refugees and illegals. on July 2, 2009 explaining the proposed changes in the
Federal Register and seeking public comment on those
Patty changes. The proposed rule was based on the science that
HIV is not spread through casual contact. A public
Categories comment period was open until August 17, 2009. These
public comments were considered in making the final
Any of the following diseases: active tuberculosis, policy decision. After the comment period closed, CDC
infectious syphilis, gonorrhea, infectious leprosy, carefully reviewed over 20,000 public comments. Most
chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma comments supported the rule as proposed.
inguinale, and HIV infection. (HIV infection will be
removed on January 4, 2010) The final rule was published on November 2, 2009 in the
Federal Register. After the 60-day waiting period required
Quarantinable diseases designated by any Presidential by federal guidelines, the final rule will go into effect on
Executive Order. The current list of diseases includes January 4, 2010.
cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague,
smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers, severe Before the effective date of January 4, 2010, what changes
acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and influenza caused will take place for non-U.S. citizens with HIV infection
by novel or re-emergent influenza (pandemic flu). who wish to enter the United States?

General Questions and Answers Until the final rule is in effect on January 4, 2010, non-
U.S. citizens who have HIV cannot come to the United
Final Rule Removing HIV Infection from U.S. States unless granted a waiver by the Department of
Immigration Screening: Homeland Security. Also, all those applying for an
immigrant visa will have to be tested for HIV infection
Immigrants and refugees must undergo a medical exam as during the immigrant medical exam until January 4, 2010.
part of the immigration process for entry into the United
States. The exam includes screening for any illness defined Under the new rule, effective on January 4, 2010, HIV
as a communicable disease of public health significance. testing will no longer be required as part of the immigrant
All of these diseases can be easily spread between people. medical exam. In addition, waivers will no longer be
Those immigrants and refugees found to have these needed for HIV infection.
diseases may not enter the United States.
What diseases prevent non-U.S. citizens from coming to
The screening process, along with this list of diseases the United States?
which can prevent entry into the United States, are
outlined in federal regulations written by the Centers for Diseases that can prevent entry to the U.S. fall into three
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If new diseases categories:
emerge or as more is learned about diseases already on this

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Any of the following diseases: active tuberculosis, It is mainly spread through behaviors which involve the
infectious syphilis, gonorrhea, infectious leprosy, exchange of bodily fluids during sex or sharing of needles.
chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma
inguinale, and HIV infection. (HIV infection will be HIV is not a new virus in the United States. Currently, it’s
removed on January 4, 2010) estimated that more than 1 million Americans are living
with HIV. It is important to remember that any risk posed
Quarantinable diseases designated by any Presidential by people with HIV is not a result of their nationality. The
Executive Order. The current list of diseases includes risk of spreading HIV is only increased when a person
cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, engages in specific behaviors, such as having unprotected
smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers, severe sex or sharing needles.
acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and influenza caused
by novel or re-emergent influenza (pandemic flu). Why are HHS and CDC removing only HIV infection
when other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are still
Diseases reportable as a public health emergency of on the list of diseases that prevent entry?
international concern to the World Health Organization
under the International Health Regulations of 2005. These Legislation passed in July 2008 removed language from
diseases currently include: polio, smallpox, SARS, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) related to HIV.
pandemic flu and other public health emergencies of This original text had mandated that HIV infection be on
international concern. the list of diseases that can keep people from coming to the
United States. The decision to remove HIV infection from
HIV infection will be removed as a communicable disease the regulations is because of this change in law and the
of public health significance effective January 4, 2010. At science of how HIV is spread. In the United States, HIV
that time, HIV infection will not be used to keep people infection is passed between adults almost solely through
from entering the United States. unprotected sex with someone who has HIV or by sharing
needles or syringes used by someone with HIV. HIV is not
Who is affected by the rule change? spread through casual contact.

Those who are not U.S. citizens will no longer be denied CDC continues to review the list of diseases in the
entry to the United States based on their HIV status. This regulations. If CDC seeks to remove other STDs in the
would include: immigrants (including those in the United future, it will do so through the federal rulemaking
States applying for change of status to lawful permanent process.
resident), refugees, and those seeking asylum. This also
includes temporary visitors for school, work or pleasure. Why does the law require 60 days before the final rule can
go into effect?
Why did CDC remove HIV infection from the list of
diseases that can prevent non-U.S. citizens from entering The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
the United States? requires a 60-day waiting period for any rule that has a
major economic impact. An economic analysis has shown
When the regulation preventing non-U.S. citizens from that this rule will have a major national economic impact.
entering the country was created in 1987, far less was Thus, this rule meets the OMB guidelines for the 60-day
known about how HIV infection is spread and what puts waiting period.
people at risk for HIV. Health experts now know that HIV
is not spread through casual contact like hugging or The 60-day waiting period will begin on November 2,
shaking hands. Nor is HIV spread through the air, food or 2009. Thus, the final rule will go into effect on January 4,
water. In the United States, HIV infection is passed 2010.
between adults almost solely through unprotected sex with
someone who has HIV or by sharing needles or syringes Where can I find out more about the new rule?
used by someone with HIV. Removing HIV infection from
the list of illnesses that prevent entry to the United States is For more information about the new rule, or to view the
based on this improved knowledge of the risk of spreading rule in its entirety, please visit the Final Rule Removing
the disease. HIV Infection from U.S. Immigration Screening page.

Will the rule change increase the risk that average For more information on HIV, please see
Americans will contract HIV? http://www.cdc.gov/hiv.

Allowing non-U.S. citizens with HIV infection into the NOTICE: This web page is archived for historical
United States will not pose a risk to the public’s health purposes and is no longer being maintained or updated.
through casual contact. HIV infection is preventable and is The information is accurate only as of the last page update.
not spread through casual contact or day-to-day activities.

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Donald Trump ‘Upset And Angry’ Over Refugee Deal
Discussed With Malcolm Turnbull
Claire Bickers, Staff Writers, News Corp Australia Network
February 2, 2017 9:20am

US President Donald Trump has continued his public call made by our PM,” Mr. Carr told 7.30
stoush with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull host Stan Grant.
by declaring he needs to make “tough phone calls” because
“I think it’s a reminder to Australians that
nations are taking advantage of America.
America is different, America has changed.
America is declaring it’s America first from
At a speech in Washington DC overnight, Mr. Trump said now on. That’s a quote from the
the world was in trouble but he was “going to straighten it inauguration speech by the President. And
out”. I just think it’s healthy if we absorb that fact.
Everyone supports this alliance in
“When you hear about the tough phone Australia, there’s a consensus on that. It’s
calls I’m having, don’t worry about it,” Mr. one of the pillars of Australian foreign
Trump told the audience. “Just don’t worry policy but it’s not the be all and end all of
about it. Australia’s international character. That’s
“They’re tough. We have to be tough,” he the point I’m making.”
said. “It’s time we have to be a little tough
folks.
“We are taken advantage of by every
nation in the world virtually. “It’s not going
to happen anymore.”

The Washington Post revealed on Wednesday a weekend


call between Mr. Trump and Mr. Turnbull had ended
abruptly.

The president in a tweet called an asylum seeker deal


between Australia and former US President Barack Obama
“dumb”.

BOB CARR SAYS ROBUST CHAT IS ‘HEALTHY’ Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr says the spat between
Donald Trump and Malcolm Turnbull is “healthy” for Australia. Picture:
Colin Murty The Australian
Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr believes the
highly charged telephone call between Mr. Trump and Mr.
Turnbull is “healthy” for Australia. Mr. Carr, who served as Labor’s Minster for Foreign
Affairs from March 2012 to September 2013, said
Australia did not have a special relationship with
Speaking on ABC TV’s 7.30, Mr. Carr said Mr. Trump’s
American as many assumed.
rudeness on the call between the two leaders and his
“highly offensive tweet” that followed was a reminder that
Australia was simply another alliance partner with the “Stan, take that point on the notion that
USA. somehow we’ve got the most special
relationship with America in the world,” the
former NSW Premier said.
Mr. Carr also said President Trump’s “unprecedented rude
treatment” was also a reminder of Australia’s status as an “I could easily give you a list of 20 countries
independent nation. that hold that belief. America is the proud
possessor of an alliance system, it’s one of
“This is a healthy thing for Australia, the the things that distinguishes the US and
response of Donald Trump to the phone advantages it over any other contenders for
global leadership. And it’s useful if
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Australians understand that Poland, for “This was the worst call by far,” he is
example, would regard itself as having quoted as saying.
every bit a special a relationship with the
“This is the worst deal ever.”
US as Australia. That Barack Obama on
his farewell tour to Europe was talking
about Germany as America’s most It is understood the President complained that he was
important partner in the world. In Britain, “going to get killed” politically and accused Australia of
the Trans Atlantic Alliance is regarded as seeking to export the “next Boston bombers”.
the apostles’ creed.
At one point, Turnbull suggested that the two leaders move
“We have to be practical about the alliance.
on from their impasse over refugees to discuss the conflict
It is not the only path of our international
in Syria and other pressing foreign issues.
personality. And if this rude dismissal of the
representations by an Australian PM
altogether legitimate representations by But President Trump demurred and ended the call, making
President Trump serves to remind it far shorter than his conversations with Shinzo Abe of
Australians of that great truth, then it’s a Japan, Angela Merkel of Germany, François Hollande of
good and healthy thing.” France or Putin of Russia.

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump hit back on Twitter after CNN’s White House Correspondent Jim Acosta also
details of his shocking phone call with Prime Minister tweeted today that according to one of his sources,
Malcolm Turnbull were revealed, slamming the refugee President Trump pulled the phone away from ear and
deal as ‘dumb’. wanted to get off the call.

In the scathing tweet, he said: Sky News Australia sources also claimed today that
President Trump “yelled” at Mr. Turnbull in the heated
exchange.
“Do you believe it? The Obama
Administration agreed to take thousands of
illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I
will study this dumb deal!”

The tweet was posted around 11pm Washington time and


once again throws the refugee resettlement deal into limbo.

It comes after a report in The Washington Post , where


senior US officials briefed on the conversation said
President Trump hung up on Mr. Turnbull after 25
minutes, when their call was meant to be an hour long.

President Trump reportedly criticised Mr. Turnbull over


his refugee agreement formerly made with president
Barack Obama, and boasted about his electoral college US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime
win. Minister Malcolm Turnbull, alongside Chief Strategist Steve Bannon
and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Picture: AFP
After a series of phone calls made on Sunday, Mr.
Turnbull was the last call President Trump took.

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TURNBULL WON’T REVEAL DETAILS

Malcolm Turnbull has refused to go into details of his


discussion with President Trump on Sunday morning but
denied one aspect of the reports this afternoon.

“The report that the president hung up is


not correct, the call ended courteously,” he
told 2GB radio this afternoon.

He backed this statement up during an interview with Turnbull - I'm not going to comment on conversation with Trump
3AW radio, saying he was “disappointed” about the leak
but some information had not been accurate.

“It was a 25-minute call, it covered a


number of issues but the bulk of the time
was spent on the refugee resettlement
deal,” he said.

The Prime Minister also responded to President Trump’s


tweet, saying the facts were President Trump had given an
assurance during their conversation that the deal would go
ahead, White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed
that in a briefing on Wednesday and the US embassy in
Canberra reconfirmed it this afternoon.

“I do stand up for Australia but I can assure


you the call was courteous,” Mr. Turnbull
said. DEAL OR NO DEAL?

He said the deal had always proceeded on the basis that the A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Canberra said this
United States would do security checks on any individual afternoon President Trump would honour the refugee
that would be resettled in the US, as was their right. agreement.

Mr. Turnbull also refused to comment on the conversation “President Trump’s decision to honour the
earlier at a press conference. refugee agreement has not changed and
Spokesman Spicer’s comments stand,” the
spokesperson said.
“I’m not going to comment on a
conversation between myself and the “This was just confirmed to the State
President of the United States other than Department from the WH and on to this
what we have said publicly,” he said. embassy at 13.15 Canberra time.”
“You can surely understand the reasons for
that. I appreciate your interest, but it’s But in a statement provided to ABC today, the White
better that these things - these House press office confirmed President Trump might still
conversations are conducted candidly, torpedo the deal made between Mr. Turnbull and President
frankly, privately. If you see reports of Obama.
them, I’m not going to add to them.”
“The President is still considering whether
The details come as the White House and US State or not he will move forward with this deal at
Department are sending mixed messages on whether this time,” the statement read.
President Trump will still honour a deal with Australia to
resettle refugees in the US. Meanwhile, a statement from the State Department appears
to contradict the message coming out of the White House.
Today, the White House confirmed President Trump has
not made a final decision on whether to honour a refugee “Out of respect for close ties to our
deal with Australia. Australian ally and friend, we will honour
the agreement to accept some refugees
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from resettlement centres on Nauru and
Papua New Guinea,” a State Department
official said in a statement provided to the
ABC.
“Any refugees coming to US shores would
only come to the United States in
accordance with the recently signed
executive order.”

Mr. Turnbull yesterday brushed off reports from an


unnamed White House source that the agreement was not
yet finalised.

President Trump “doesn’t really care” that Australia has


been a long-term ally of the US, he is more concerned
about his domestic refugee policy, Mr. Rucker said.

“The thing you have to understand about


Donald Trump is that he is not a natural
diplomat, he is not a politician,” he told the
ABC.
US President Donald Trump still on the phone with Australia's Prime
“He has a career in real estate, in business
Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Picture: AFP
and deal-making, and he ran for President
as somebody who was going to disrupt the
TRUMP WAS ‘UPSET’ BY THE DEAL
world order.

One of the journalists behind The Washington Post report,


Philip Rucker, told Sky News Australia that his sources
told him that President Trump “got angry on the call” with
Mr. Turnbull.

“He blasted the Prime Minister,” he said.


“The Prime Minister and President Trump
agreed that the number of these refugees
would be allowed to be part of the
screening process.”

He also said the President was “upset” by the agreement


and said it was his “intention” to keep it, which gave him
room to negotiate on it.

Mr. Rucker also told the ABC he and his colleague Greg
Miller had been briefed on some of the exact quotations
from the Trump-Turnbull phone call by senior US
officials.
“He was going to make changes and he
Mr. Rucker said sources had told him President Trump’s was going to blow up the system, literally,
phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin was and disrupt what he sees as a world order
much longer. that is failing the world and making it more
dangerous and less safe.

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“And so he doesn’t really care so much that “I think Mr. Turnbull needs to confirm or
Australia is an ally over many, many years. deny the accuracy of that report.
“What he cares about is the refugee policy “He made it clear that he had a
that ... he views as dangerous for the constructive discussion and that the
United States. refugee deal, which Labor supports, was
“So he didn’t let diplomatic niceties get in on track.
the way of how he felt about that refugee “But now it appears another different
policy.” version of the same conversation has
emerged. I just say to Mr. Turnbull, ‘talk
ASSURANCES ON RESETTLEMENT DEAL straight to the Australian people. Tell us
what’s going on’.”
Mr. Turnbull told reporters in Canberra yesterday “We want to see the refugee deal happen,
President Trump had given an assurance that the deal but clearly President Trump and his people
would go ahead in their phone conversation on Sunday. are saying one thing happened in this
conversation, which is completely at odds
“The Trump administration has committed with what Prime Minister Turnbull has told
to progress with the arrangements to the Australian people. They both can’t be
honour the deal, if you like, that was right and I think it’s in the interests of the
entered into with the Obama Australian people for Mr. Turnbull just to be
administration,” Mr. Turnbull said. straight with the people and tell us what’s
really going on.”
“That was the assurance the president
gave me when we spoke on the weekend.”

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on


Wednesday morning the deal to resettle refugees held on
Nauru and Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island would be
honoured but the individuals would be subject to “extreme
vetting”.

“The deal specifically deals with 1250


people that are mostly in Papua New
Guinea being held,” he said.
“Those people, part of the deal, is they
have to be vetted in the same manner that
we are doing now.”
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull under fire today about his call to
President Trump. Picture: AAP

HOW TURNBULL DESCRIBED THE CALL

On Monday, Mr. Turnbull told media in Canberra that he


had had a “constructive” call with President Trump on
Sunday.

“The President and I acknowledged the


already strong and deep relationship
between the United States and Australia
and committed to making it stronger still,”
Mr. Turnbull said.
“We also recommitted our common
President Donald Trump up close while on the phone with Prime determination, our united purpose in
Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office of the White defeating ISIL which continues to have an
House. Picture: AAP
impact - a dangerous, terrorist impact - not
LABOR: TURNBULL MUST CONFIRM OR DENY just in the Middle East but right around the
world, including in our own countries.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten told media today:
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“We discussed the importance of border TURNBULL WON’T ATTACK TRUMP BAN
security and the threat of illegal and
irregular migration, and recognised that it is Mr. Turnbull has been criticised for his refusal to comment
vital that every nation is able to control who on President Trump’s executive order to ban the citizens
comes across its borders. from several countries from entering the US.
“We discussed the very principles that I
raised at the United Nations last year when While other world leaders including German Chancellor
I made the point there that our strong Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May
border protection - which the Coalition had publicly criticised the travel ban, Mr. Turnbull said
Government, under the leadership of PM Australia’s national interest was best protected by giving
Abbott in 2013, continued under my private “frank advice” to “our number one ally”.
Government and enhanced under my
Government - our strong border protection “When I have frank advice to give to an
gives Australians confidence in the American president, I give it privately, as
immigration system, gives them confidence good friends should, as wise prime
in our humanitarian programs, underpins ministers do, when they want to ensure
the commitment in our - the most they are best able to protect Australians
successful multicultural society in the and Australians’ national interest,” Mr.
world. Turnbull said.
“I don’t comment on American policy
publicly. My job is to get results for
Australia.”

Opposition leader Bill Shorten said an Australian leader


needed to stand up for the nation’s values.

“I absolutely support the American alliance


but let’s be clear, sometimes there are
issues where if the nation’s leader is silent,
it can be interpreted as agreement,” Mr.
Shorten said on Tuesday.
“If the Germans can speak up, if the
Malcolm Turnbull assured Australians the deal was still on yesterday. English can speak up, if the Canadians can
Picture: Kym Smith speak up, then why are we silent?”
“We also discussed the resettlement
arrangement of refugees from Nauru and
Manus, which had been entered into with
the previous administration, and I thank
President Trump for his commitment to
honour that existing agreement.”

Mr. Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton


announced the “one-off” deal to resettle an undisclosed
number of asylum seekers in Australia’s offshore detention
centres just days after President Trump was elected in
November.

President Obama and Mr. Turnbull had made the


agreement earlier in 2016. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and former US President Barack
Obama revealed the deal last November. Picture: Kym Smith
It has been touted as a way to close the detention centres
on Nauru and Manus Island. HOW THE REFUGEE AGREEMENT UNFOLDED

November 13, 2016: The Turnbull Government unveils


the refugee resettlement deal with the United States agreed
to under the Obama administration. Australia will take

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refugees from Central America in exchange for the US Fe bruary 1, 2017: Media reports the White House has
resettling people currently on Nauru and Manus Island as backtracked on a promise to honour the refugee deal with
part of a one-off agreement. Australia, saying President Trump is still considering
whether it will go ahead. Mr. Turnbull says he’s confident
January 27, 2017: President Trump signs an executive it will be given the green light.
order on immigration, banning citizens from seven
majority Muslim countries from entering the United States February 2, 2017: Media reports President Trump
for 90 days and halting all refugee resettlement for 120 reportedly blasted Mr. Turnbull during a phone
days. conversation, calling the refugee resettlement agreement
the “worst deal ever”. Mr. Turnbull doesn’t comment on
January 29, 2017: White House Press Secretary Sean the conversation, instead saying he is assured the deal will
Spicer says he will honour pledge to resettle 1250 refugees still go ahead.
from Nauru and Manus Island during a 25-minute
conversation with Mr. Turnbull despite his executive order
on immigration.

.
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Trump Threatens
UC Berkeley Funds Over Breitbart Protests
AFP
February 2, 2017

Los Angeles (AFP) - US President Donald Trump from the state of California and tuition fees, as well as
threatened Thursday to withdraw federal funds from UC grants and government and private contracts.
Berkeley after violent overnight protests against a planned
appearance by a controversial editor of conservative news - Budget shortfalls -
website Breitbart.
About half of research at Berkeley is funded by the federal
Hundreds of students and other protesters chanting "shut government, according to the university website. Berkeley
him down" smashed windows at the University of however has been struggling in the past years with budget
California campus, set wooden pallets on fire and threw shortfalls and spending deficits.
fireworks and rocks as police in full riot gear responded
with tear gas.
Yiannopoulos, who is the Breitbart technology editor, is
known for his provocative social media posts and was
banned from Twitter in July for fueling abuse directed at
"Ghostbusters" actress Leslie Jones.

The university was placed on lockdown as the sold-out


appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative
firebrand, was canceled Wednesday evening.

"If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free The British journalist is a vocal supporter of Donald
speech and practices violence on innocent Trump -- nicknaming the US president "Daddy" during his
people with a different point of view - NO election campaign -- and has become one of the faces of
FEDERAL FUNDS?" Trump wrote on America's "alt-right" movement.
Twitter Thursday.
Similar protests at the University of California at Davis
Trump's top political adviser Stephen Bannon is the former last month also forced the cancellation of speeches by
chairman of Breitbart News. Yiannopoulos and former pharmaceutical executive Martin
Shkreli.
UC Berkeley is one of the top public universities in the
United States. Its operating costs are funded by money
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The events at Davis and Berkeley were organized by "Although we object strenuously to
conservative student groups. A similar invitation to speak Yiannopoulos’s views — he advocates
at UCLA was rescinded and Berkeley was to be the last white supremacy, transphobia and
stop of his tour. misogyny — it is rather his harmful conduct
to which we call attention in asking for the
Officials at the three University of California campuses cancellation of this event," read one of the
stressed that they did not invite Yiannopoulos or endorse letters.
his ideas but were committed to free speech.
They cited as one example an incident in December at the
More than 100 UC Berkeley faculty members had signed University of Milwaukee where Yiannopoulos -- a gay
two letters sent last month to the school's chancellor, crusader against "political correctness" -- openly mocked a
urging him to cancel the event. transgender student, displaying her name and photo on
screen.

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Pundits Stunned After Trump Hangs
Up On Australia Prime Minister, Slamming "Dumb Deal"
By Tyler Durden
Feb 2, 2017 11:21 AM

First, the AP reported that according to a transcript of a Vladimir Putin and Mexican President
phone call between the presidents of the US and Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, had angrily told him
Trump threatening to send US troops to Mexico if it was that the call was "the worst so far".
unable to stop the "bad hombres down there." Then, in a
separate report from the Washington Post, Trump labeled a
refugee swap deal with Australia "dumb" on Thursday
after a Washington Post report of an acrimonious
telephone call with Australia's prime minister, replete with
alleged "yelling" and which Trump hung up after just 25
minutes, that has threatened a rift in ties between the two
ally nations.

Trump on the phone with Australia's prime minister as aides Michael


Flynn and Steve Bannon listen.
Political analysts were dumbfounded and said such
The Post reported that Trump described the resettlement acrimony was unprecedented, surpassing even the difficult
plan as "the worst deal ever" and accused Australia of relations between former U.S. President Richard Nixon
trying to export the "next Boston bombers". At one point, and then Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who
Trump reportedly informed Turnbull that he had spoken pulled Australian troops out of the Vietnam War. "Even
with four other world leaders that day — including that was always done in the language of foreign policy
Russian President Vladimir Putin — and that “this was the niceties," said Harry Phillips, a political analyst of 40 years
worst call by far.” The Post also said Trump had boasted to experience at Edith Cowan and Curtin universities in
Turnbull about the size of his election victory. Perth.

It said the call had been scheduled to last an hour but As reports of the conversation hit headlines on both sides
Trump cut it short after 25 minutes when Australian Prime of the world, Trump tweeted shortly before midnight in
Minister Malcolm Turnbull tried to turn to subjects such as Washington:
Syria. Turnbull told reporters the call with Trump at the
weekend had been frank and candid but refused to give "Do you believe it? The Obama
further details. Administration agreed to take thousands of
illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I
"I do stand up for Australia. My job is to will study this dumb deal."
defend Australian interests," the former
Goldman employee said in Melbourne. The deal in question is a controversial agreement that
Turnbull refused to confirm the Post report Australia agreed with former President Barack Obama late
that Trump, who had earlier spoken to last year for the United States to resettle up to 1,250
world leaders including Russian President asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on

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Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. In return, given it," Turnbull said. "I make Australia’s
Australia would resettle refugees from El Salvador, case frankly, powerfully, forthrightly and
Guatemala and Honduras. The swap deal is at odds with hopefully persuasively when I deal with
Trump's executive order last week that suspended the U.S. other leaders."
refugee program and restricted entry to the United States
for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, According to Reuters, the apparent breakdown between
including Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Washington and Canberra that has developed over the
resettlement deal could have serious repercussions.
Australia and the United States are among the five nations
that make up the Five Eyes group, the world's leading
intelligence-sharing network.

The United States also plans to send extra military aircraft


to Australia's tropical north this year as part of a U.S.
Marines deployment that will bolster its military presence
close to the disputed South China Sea. Australia is also one
of 10 U.S. allies purchasing Lockheed Martin's F-35
fighter jet program.
Many of those being held in the Australian detention
centers, which have drawn harsh criticism from the United The Post quoted unidentified senior U.S. officials briefed
Nations and rights groups, have fled violence in countries on the conversation between Trump and Turnbull. It also
such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran. quoted the official read-out from the call, which
emphasized
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and the U.S.
Embassy in Australia have both said Trump would honor "the enduring strength and closeness of the
the deal. In several media appearances after Trump's tweet, U.S.-Australia relationship that is critical for
Turnbull reiterated that he believed the deal stood. peace, stability, and prosperity in the Asia-
Pacific region and globally".
"He is saying that this is not a deal he
would have made, but the question is will
he honor that commitment? He has already
.

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Sedition: Media Promotes Idea
Of A Military Coup To Remove Trump From Office
Corporate Media Promoting The End Of American Democracy
By Alex Thomas
02.01.2017 @7:43 PM EST

(INTELLIHUB) — In yet another astonishing attack on in the United States of America: a military
the very legitimacy of the Trump presidency, multiple coup, or at least a refusal by military
high-profile news outlets have published an article that leaders to obey certain orders,” writes the
floats the idea of using the military to remove Trump from Georgetown Professor.
office.
Brooks continues,
Writing for Foreign Policy, Georgetown University
professor and Schwartz senior fellow at the New America “For the first time in my life, I can imagine
Foundation, Rosa Brooks discusses three ways that the plausible scenarios in which senior military
left believes they may be able to remove the rightfully officials might simply tell the president: “No,
elected president from office. sir. We’re not doing that,” to thunderous
applause from the New York Times
Brooks first touches on the ludicrous idea of impeaching editorial board.”
Trump for literally nothing more than intelligence agency
disinformation and political differences. She then moves Shockingly, the article by Brooks was not only published
on to the played out idea of using the 25th Amendment to in Foreign Policy but also republished by Yahoo News
remove the president which would require his entire where it appeared on their highly trafficked home page.
cabinet turning against him. Make no mistake, this is a concerted effort to push the idea
of a military coup against Trump.
Finally Brooks gets to the more sinister idea being pushed
in leftist circles which would amount to the end of This is also a clear example of the thinking going on
American democracy as we know it and the beginning of within the establishment when it comes to their public goal
using military force to remove leaders that parts of the of removing Trump from office. When Steve Bannon calls
country disagree with. the media the opposition party, this is exactly what he
means.
“The fourth possibility is one that until
recently I would have said was unthinkable
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Left-Wing Journalist: Violence Against
“Racists” To Stop Trump Should Be Tolerated
“When Richard Spencer Was Punched, It Was A Cathartic Moment”
By Paul Joseph Watson -
02.01.2017 @3:58 PM EST

Claiming that the attack on Spencer “caught us up,” Malik


goes on to assert that “reasoned debate” is no longer
sufficient when confronting “racists and misogynists”

“Why should we be better?,” she asks,


adding that the refusal to embrace violence
is “paralyzing liberal democracy”.

Malik says she wouldn’t encourage people to “punch


Nazis,” having just made a philosophical argument
A video commentary published by the London Guardian encouraging that very thing.
makes the argument that violence against “racists” should
be tolerated in order to stop Donald Trump. She claims that “hard won freedoms” and “equalities” are
under threat, without being able to name a single one, and
The video features Nesrine Malik, a Sudanese journalist that there is a “narcissism of good behavior” from liberals
living in London, arguing that physical attacks on Trump “that needs to be jettisoned”.
supporters should not be condemned because his voters are
bigots. Malik overlooks the fact that ordinary Trump supporters,
not Nazis, have already been the victims of numerous
Physical violence to advance a political goal – more vicious attacks by crazed leftists throughout his campaign
commonly known as terrorism – has been embraced by and after he won the election, including a mentally
segments of the left in the aftermath of Richard Spencer – disabled teenager who was kidnapped and tortured while
a leading “alt-right” figure – being punched in the face by his abusers yelled “f**k Trump!”
an Antifa protester during the the inauguration last month
in Washington DC. She also fails to take into consideration the fact that once
violence against one set of people for having the wrong
“When they go low, going high is not opinion is normalized, it legitimizes violent attacks against
enough,” argues Malik, adding, “When any group based on the same premise.
Richard Spencer was punched in the
street, it was a cathartic moment for many.” So when a far-right extremist commits violence against
minority or leftist groups, as happened in Quebec earlier
this week, Malik has forfeited the right to have an opinion
on it since she advocates the idea that you can violently
attack people if you dislike their belief system.

In essence, Malik’s argument is that simply labeling


everyone a ‘racist’ or a ‘misogynist’ “doesn’t work” and
that violence is now the only recourse.

Reaction to the video was vitriolic.

“You can justify anything as righteous, can’t


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respond to words with a fist and think it’s people you hated, now you’re justifying
proportional?” said one respondent. physical violence. This will not end well for
any of us,” commented another.
“In the political sphere the refusal to
condemn those who employ violence as
means of squashing dissent is equivalent To witness the regressive left now brazenly embracing
to condoning it,” added another. violence and domestic terrorism is chilling but not that
surprising given their increasingly close alliance with
“Remember when you guys said calling Islamists, to the point where ISIS is now working to recruit
someone a liar on the internet was far-left activists because the two groups broadly share the
cyberviolence? First you tried to silence same goal.
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The Deep State In The Age Of Trump
Just How Far Are The Forces Of Machiavellian Supremacy
Within The Deep State Willing To Go?
By Sartre -
02.01.2017 @8:57 AM EST

Politics as usual, especially the party version of With the long ongoing hubbub at the Central Intelligence
Republicans and Democrats is the latest endangered Agency, what better example of the deep state is there to
species to hit the bone yards of extinction. Now, that does examine the conflict within? In case you missed the memo,
not mean that competing power factions have all merged peel back the layers on the onion, CIA director John
into a collegial stew of some imaginable melting pot. No Brennan is a Muslim convert? Understanding this
the literal power behind the government that embeds the background puts Glenn Greenwald, not exactly a fan of
deepest recess of manipulated reality still maintains and Trump, essay The Deep State Goes to War With President-
uses their influence and coercion force to remain in Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer, in
control. What actual effect Donald Trump will have to even a greater relevance.
break the connections that keeps the deep state in charge
can only be judged with the passage of time. Some contend “But cheering for the CIA and its shadowy
that Trump is actually an integral component of an elitist allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S.
fraternity of financial magnates that sit at the table of the election and impose its own policy dictates
deep state. on the elected president is both warped
and self-destructive.
Well, assessing the appointees to his cabinet concludes that For months, the CIA, with unprecedented
talented and accomplished achievers often have
clarity, overtly threw its weight behind
accumulated great wealth. Those who condemn capable
Hillary Clinton’s candidacy and sought to
people, out of hand, because of their money acumen are defeat Donald Trump. In August, former
fools who reside in their fantasy theories. Much like the 68 acting CIA Director Michael Morell
House Democrats, who boycotted the Trump inauguration, announced his endorsement of Clinton in
their irrelevancy in the actual mix of shaping world affairs the New York Times
approaches the insignificance and lack of credibility from
the Corporatist Mass Media. In general, Clinton defended and intended
to extend the decades long international
In the era of Trump America First, how will divergent military order on which the CIA and
cliques and kindred insiders react, respond or cooperate Pentagon’s preeminence depends, while
with the new sheriff in town? The strange concept of Trump — through a still-uncertain mix of
conducting affairs in a beneficial national interest has not instability and extremist conviction —
been tried in well over a century. So when the Hill posed a threat to it.”
reported that the Trump team prepares dramatic cuts
Presenting a different perspective Charles Hugh Smith
“Overall, the blueprint being used by offers a simple, yet succinct definition of the deep state:
Trump’s team would reduce federal
spending by $10.5 trillion over 10 years”, “It is the unelected government that
can only be viewed as a promising sign. continues making and implementing policy
regardless of who is in elected office.”
Notwithstanding, budgets do not translate directly into
political influence or clout. Consequently, understanding He goes on to ask: Does a Rogue Deep State Have
the raw nature of power in this artificially concocted Trump’s Back?
construct that claims that globalization is the only course
for human endeavors requires an examination of a state “Given my thesis of a profound disunity in
within a state. the Deep State, and the emergence of a
progressive element hostile to neocons and
neoliberalism (including Wall Street), then
it’s not much of a stretch to speculate that
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this rogue Deep State opposed to neocon- “Stone is intelligent and witty, and it is often
neoliberalism has Trump’s back, as a new jarring to listen to him as he turns from a
administration is pretty much the only hope sober analysis of politics to bizarre
to rid the nation’s top echelons of the conspiracy theories. He is a frequent guest
neocon-neoliberal policies that have driven on Alex Jones’s Infowars radio show,
the U.S. into the ground. where he recently alleged that he was
Rather than being the bad guys, as per the poisoned by unspecified enemies in the
“deep state,” his term for American
usual Liberal world-view, the Armed Forces
intelligence operatives. He told me that the
may well play a key role in reducing the
utterly toxic influence of neocon-neoliberals C.I.A. invented the allegations of Russian
hacking and an influence campaign to help
within the Deep State.
elect Trump directed by Vladimir Putin
If you have wondered why academics like because the agency wanted to go to war in
Paul Krugman and the CIA are on the Syria.
same page, it’s because they are simply
“The C.I.A. has their assessment,” he said,
facets of the same structure. Krugman is a
emphasizing the last word. “Assessment
vocal neoliberal, the CIA is vocally neocon:
two sides of the same coin. I invite you to means guess. The President-elect hasn’t
been shown proof because there’s no proof
study the chart above with an open mind,
to be shown. The deep state needs to get
and ponder the possibility that the Deep
over it. Their candidate lost. They wanted a
State is not monolithic, but deeply divided
wider proxy war in Syria, and Trump is not
along the fault lines of Wall-Street-
Neocons-Neoliberals and the progressive for war. He is for détente.””
elements that rightly view the dominant
neocon-neoliberals as a threat to U.S. Nations always seek to develop their clandestine spying
national security, U.S. global interests and networks. No rational citizen would argue to eliminate
world peace.” intelligence acquisition on foreign countries or competing
interests. However, the progression of the deep state has
This viewpoint might stretch the boundaries of normally been fostered and enhanced by many elements in society.
accepted interpretations, since the establishment has Most have little respect for the constitutional separation of
seldom before needed to worry about an “Outsider” powers delineated in the U.S. Constitution.
gaining the Presidency of the United States. In light of the
desperate meltdown from intelligence agencies using their Espionage was a major factor in George Washington’s
unconvincing assets in the fake news media, a struggle for victory in the American Revolution. Conversely, the CIA
the heart and soul of America is being played out between has empirically established that the forces of imperium
the propaganda press and the real truth tellers. have maintained control over the rightful authority of our
nation going back to the Allen Dulles era.
So when President Trump Visits CIA:
Donald Trump’s appointee, Mike Pompeo will become the
next DCI. It falls to him to defang the snake from making
“I Am So Behind You”,
policy. The role of intelligence is to gather, analyze and
interpret information. Black bag, covert wars and
the natural response is why does Ex-CIA chief Brennan overthrowing governments has no place under the auspice
labels Trump ‘despicable’? Well, the struggle of a band of Yale Skull and Bones internationalists.
demonstrates that the vision of the establishment is in a
total panic to save their imperial empire, while Trump’s
mission is to apply a nationalistic policy that is The CIA must be restricted to providing superior and
diametrically in opposition to the globalists that thrive on accurate briefings to the President. The military command
continued conflict. needs to be placed in charge of any clandestine operations
that strictly follow an America First standard. Arrogant
civilians who profess to be connoisseurs of spy craft have
When the deep state makes policy, the system destroys any proven to be dilettantes of Operation Gladio
semblance of legitimacy. warmongering.

Just how far are the forces of Machiavellian supremacy Pompeo would be well served if he would listen and heed
within the deep state willing to go to eliminate opposition the wisdom of two ex-CIA patriots, Michael Scheuer and
to their power? When a lapdog publication like The New Ray McGovern. Of course their counsel on the Middle
Yorker runs a feature ROGER STONE VERSUS THE East would conflict with Jared Kushner love affair with
“DEEP STATE”, you know that the cover-up can no Israel. This example illustrates the complex twists that
longer be contained or kept from the American public. complicate the feuds within the deep state.
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Based upon the early direction in the Trump The deep state is the establishment which runs rough shot
administration, the deep state money changers will not be over the lackeys in Congress who must beg for money for
challenged. Regretfully, the shadow governance is too re-elections. The entire executive branch of agencies and
widespread and entrenched to be removed in one executive departments has bred collectivist toadies among their ranks
action. This fundamental abdication of recognizing the of the welfare state. And the esquire class has perverted the
eternal enemy of the Republic will undermine any positive rule of law to mean whatever absurd pronouncement of
attempts that revolve around the edges. equity that the courts dictate. The deep state hates the
populist will of loyal Americans.

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If Americans Truly Cared About Muslims,
They Would Stop Killing Them By The Millions
Submitted By Glen Ford
Wed, 02/01/2017 - 14:17

diplomatic “rebellion” of last summer sought to pressure


the Obama administration to join with Hillary Clinton and
her “Big Tent” full of war hawks to confront Russia in the
skies over Syria, while the memo currently making the
rounds of State Department employees claims to uphold
“core American and constitutional values,” preserve “good
will towards Americans” and prevent “potential damage to
the U.S. economy from the loss of revenue from foreign
travelers and students.”

In neither memo is there a word of support for world


peace, nor a hint of respect for the national sovereignty of
other peoples -- which is probably appropriate, since these
are not, and never have been, “core American and
constitutional values.”

Americans welcome only token numbers of people from “The diplomatic ‘rebellion’ of last
countries devastated by U.S. wars of aggression. Donald summer sought to pressure the Obama
Trump’s current ban on travelers affects nations that were administration to join with Hillary
already targeted by President Obama, “a perfect example Clinton and her ‘Big Tent’ full of war
of the continuity of U.S. imperial policy in the region.” hawks to confront Russia in the skies
The memo from State Department “dissenters” contains over Syria.”
“not a word of support for world peace, nor a hint of
respect for the national sovereignty of other peoples.”
Ironically, the State Department “dissent channel” was
established during one of those rare moments in U.S.
If Americans Truly Cared About Muslims, They history when “peace” was popular: 1971, when a defeated
Would Stop Killing Them by the Millions U.S. war machine was very reluctantly winding down
By BAR executive editor Glen Ford support for its puppet regime in South Vietnam. Back then,
“Since 2001, war has been normalized in lots of Americans, including denizens of the U.S.
the U.S. -- especially war against government, wanted to take credit for the “peace” that was
Muslims.” on the verge of being won by the Vietnamese, at a cost of
at least four million Southeast Asian dead. But, those days
In the most dramatic expression of insider opposition to a are long gone. Since 2001, war has been normalized in the
sitting administration’s policies in generations, over 1,000 U.S. -- especially war against Muslims, which now ranks
U.S. State Department employees signed on to a memo at the top of actual “core American values.” Indeed, so
protesting President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on much American hatred is directed at Muslims that
people from seven predominantly Muslim countries setting Democrats and establishment Republicans must struggle to
foot on U.S. soil. Another recent high point in dissent keep the Russians in the “hate zone” of the American
among the State Department’s 18,000 worldwide popular psyche. The two premiere, officially-sanctioned
employees occurred in June of last year, when 51 hatreds are, of course, inter-related, particularly since the
diplomats called for U.S. air strikes against the Syrian Kremlin stands in the way of a U.S. blitzkrieg in Syria,
government of President Bashar al Assad. wrecking Washington’s decades-long strategy to deploy
Islamic jihadists as foot soldiers of U.S. empire.
Neither outburst of dissent was directed against the U.S.
wars and economic sanctions that have killed and The United States has always been a project of empire-
displaced millions of people in the affected countries: Iran, building. George Washington called it a “nascent empire,”
Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Rather, the Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from
France in pursuit of an “extensive empire,” and the real
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Alexander Hamilton, contrary to the Broadway version, sanctions backed up by the threat of annihilation. It kills
considered the U.S. to be the “most interesting empire in people by the millions, while allowing a tiny fraction of its
the world.” The colonial outpost of two million white victims to seek sanctuary within U.S. borders, based on
settlers (and half a million African slaves) severed ties their individual value to the empire.
with Britain in order to forge its own, limitless dominion,
to rival the other white European empires of the world. “The mega-hyper-empire must
Today, the U.S. is the Mother of All (Neo)Colonialists, masquerade as its opposite: a
under whose armored skirts are gathered all the aged, benevolent, “exceptional” and
shriveled, junior imperialists of the previous era. “indispensible” bulwark against global
barbarism.”
“The United States has always been a
project of empire-building.” Donald Trump’s racist executive order directly affects
about 20,000 people, according to the United Nations High
In order to reconcile the massive contradiction between Commissioner on Refugees. President Obama killed an
America’s predatory nature and its mythical self-image, estimated 50,000 Libyans in 2011, although the U.S.
however, the mega-hyper-empire must masquerade as its officially does not admit it snuffed out the life of a single
opposite: a benevolent, “exceptional” and “indispensible” civilian. The First Black President is responsible for each
bulwark against global barbarism. Barbarians must, of the half-million Syrians that have died since he
therefore, be invented and nurtured, as did the U.S. and the launched his jihadist-based war against that country, the
Saudis in 1980s Afghanistan with their creation of the same year. Total casualties inflicted on the populations of
world’s first international jihadist network, for subsequent the seven targeted nations since the U.S. backed Iraq in its
deployment against the secular “barbarian” states of Libya 1980s war against Iran number at least four million -- a
and Syria. bigger holocaust than the U.S. inflicted on Southeast Asia,
two generations ago -- when the U.S. State Department
In modern American bureaucratese, worrisome barbarian first established its “dissent channel.”
states are referred to as “countries or areas of concern” --
the language used to designate the seven nations targeted But, where is the peace movement? Instead of demanding
under the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 signed a halt to the carnage that creates tidal waves of refugees,
by President Obama. President Donald Trump used the self-styled “progressives” join in the macabre ritual of
existing legislation as the basis for his executive order demonizing the “countries of concern” that have been
banning travelers from those states, while specifically targeted for attack, a process that U.S. history has color-
naming only Syria. Thus, the current abomination is a coded with racism and Islamophobia. These imperial
perfect example of the continuity of U.S. imperial policy in citizens then congratulate themselves on being the world’s
the region, and emphatically not something new under the one and only “exceptional” people, because they deign to
sun (a sun that, as with old Britannia, never sets on U.S. accept the presence of a tiny portion of the populations the
empire). U.S. has mauled.

The empire preserves itself, and strives relentlessly to The rest of humanity, however, sees the real face of
expand, through force of arms and coercive economic America -- and there will be a reckoning.

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‘What The F*** Chuck’: Thousands Of
Angry Protesters Scream Outside Schumer’s Home
Samantha Chang
February 1, 2017

It looks like Chuck Schumer may cry some real tears


now.

Thousands of angry protesters demonstrated outside


Senator Schumer’s Brooklyn apartment building to protest
what they call his wimpiness in standing up to President
Trump.

A disheveled crew of leftist hippies blasted Schumer for


not doing more to obstruct Trump’s executive orders and
Cabinet picks while chanting “What the f**k, Chuck?!”
outside his residence.

“Senator Schumer needs to know we’re


watching him,” Brad Wolchansky told the
NY Post. “He works for us. We need him to
stand up to Trump and oppose his picks.”

About 3,000 protesters met up at Grand Army Plaza in


Brooklyn before marching over to Schumer’s luxury
apartment building.

The demonstration was organized on social media, where


one person shared Senator Schumer’s address on Twitter.

The anti-Trump protesters held signs that read, “Resist


Trump” and “Show Some Spine, Schumer” while urging
the New York senator to do more to obstruct the president.

“He’s talking the talk on social media, but is Meanwhile, conservatives grabbed their popcorn and
he walking the walk?” Cambra Moniz- enjoyed the spectacle as the left ate its own and wallowed
Edwards asked. “What the f–k, Chuck?!” in more childish protests.
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One person summed it best when he urged protesters to
keep whining while Trump keeps winning.

One person wondered if these “protesters” will ever stop


whining and get a job (and not the one George Soros is
paying them to do).

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CONFIRMED:
Russian Cyber Spies Charged With Passing Secrets To US
Russia Confirms Cyber Spies Held On Treason Charges For Passing
Secrets To US, But Denies They Hacked DNC Or Podesta,
And Repeats Denial Of Russian Involvement In
Publication Of DNC And Podesta Emails.
Alexander Mercouris
February 2, 2017

the article in The London Times reads strongly as if it has


been written on the basis of information provided to The
London Times by the British intelligence service. That this
is so is strongly suggested by the highlighted words of the
above paragraph, which imply that Mikhailov, Stoyanov
and Dokuchaev were actually involved in hacking Podesta
and the DNC.

On the face of it that is extremely unlikely.

Firstly Mikhailov, Stoyanov and Dokuchaev cannot by any


stretch of the imagination be described as “high-level
figures” of the sort the article says are now the subject of a
“crackdown”.
The Russians have finally provided the first definite
official information about the arrests of FSB officers and Secondly, if they really were involved in hacking the DNC
hackers which have been taking place in Moscow since and Podesta on the Kremlin’s orders then it is difficult to
December. see on what basis they are being charged with treason.
Even if they hacked Podesta and the DNC on their own
Dmitry Peskov, President Putin’s spokesman, has flatly initiative, the treason charges are difficult to understand. It
denied that the individuals who have been arrested were would in that case be more logical to charge them with
involved in hacking Podesta and the DNC. Peskov has theft.
also repeated Russia’s denial of the US intelligence
community’s claims that Russia passed the DNC’s and In light of what Peskov has said, any further speculation
Podesta’s hacked emails on to Wikileaks for publication that the individuals who have been arrested were involved
during the election. Here is what Peskov is reported to in hacking Podesta and the DNC is obviously wrong, and
have said should be ignored.

In any case, no matters of this sort can have any relation to It is now confirmed that – as I have been saying all along –
such absurd insinuations [about hacker attacks] or, as we the individuals have been arrested for passing on
have already said, we categorically deny any assertions information to a foreign power, which – as I also
about the possible complicity of the Russian side in any speculated – is confirmed to be the US. The official
hacker attacks Russian news agency TASS quotes a lawyer familiar with
the case as follows
This must be true. As I have written previously, claims
that the individuals who have been arrested were involved No CIA is mentioned in the case. It is only the country that
in hacking Podesta and the DNC are inconsistent with the is mentioned. Yes, the talk is about America, not about the
treason charges which have been brought against them. CIA
The claims that they were look very much like
disinformation (bold italics added)

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This is not a denial that the CIA was the US agency with It seems as if the Russian media talk about the Shalta-
which the arrested individuals are supposed to have been Boltai group was all wrong. Conceivably it was
in contact. All that the lawyer is saying is that the CIA is disinformation deliberately spread by the FSB to conceal
not referred to in the charges. However he explicitly the actual direction of the inquiry. More likely it was
confirms that the country with which the arrested simply someone’s mistaken guess.
individuals were in contact was the US.
Whilst this information has finally resolved some of the
Lastly the lawyer has poured cold water over the claims mysteries about the case – we now know definitely that at
that the individuals arrested had some connection to the least two FSB officers and a cyber specialist have been
Shaltai Boltai group. arrested in Moscow charged with passing on secrets to the
US – the theory that these individuals were a source for the
The lawyer rejected media reports that leader of the US intelligence community’s claims about Russian
Shaltay Boltay hacker group Vladimir Anikeyev was interference in the US election remains for the moment
among the suspects in the criminal case. “It does not speculation.
follow from official documents that Anikeyev and the
Shaltay Boltay group are mentioned in this criminal case,” We will no doubt find out more shortly even though what
the lawyer said, declining to disclose other details of the is clearly shaping up to be a major spy trial will be held in
case. private, as such trials usually are in most countries, not just
in Russia.

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Researchers: Fake News
Did Not Alter Election Results
By Charles Hartwell
2 Feb 2017

As social media sites like Facebook and Snapchat move to Although fake news stories in Trump’s favor were shared
eliminate “fake news” reports from their sites, researchers more times (30 million compared to 8 million for Hillary
from Stanford and New York Universities say Americans Clinton), the authors of the report had determined that
can be sure of one thing: the phenomenon did not affect these stories still did not reach enough voters nationwide to
the results of the presidential election. change the election results.

The new study released last month investigated the “The average American saw and
influence that fake news may have had on President remembered 0.92 pro-Trump fake news
Trump’s victory. stories and 0.23 pro-Clinton fake news
stories, with just over half of those who
NYU economics professor Hunt Allcott and Stanford recalled seeing fake news stories believing
economics professor Matthew Gentzkow led the research. them,” the authors wrote. But, “for fake
The pair ran a series of tests to determine which fake news news to have changed the outcome of the
articles were circulated, how much of it was circulated, election, a single fake article would need to
and the amount of voters that believed the stories to be have had the same persuasive effect as 36
true. television campaign ads.”

Once they gathered an assortment of fake news stories, The observers’ work also revealed that a majority of voters
Gentzkow and Allcott used fact-checking resources in were capable of accurately deciding whether or not a news
order to verify that these stories were fake. They then story was true. They concluded that an insignificant
conducted a post-election survey that consisted of 1,200 number of American voters casted their final decision
voters. based on false information.

Participants were asked what their primary or “most “In summary, our data suggest that
important” source of 2016 election news was. Next, they social media were not the most
were presented with a list of true and false news stories, important source of election news, and
and asked two questions concerning each individual story. even the most widely circulated fake
The first was whether or not the participant remembered news stories were seen by only a small
seeing the story. The second question asked whether or not fraction of Americans,” the study
they believed the story. concludes.

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U.S. Eases Restrictions On Cyber-Security
Sales To Russian Spy Agency
Doug Stanglin , USATODAY
Published 12:29 P.M. ET Feb. 2, 2017

President Trump disputed the notion that the modifications


of earlier sanctions amounted to an easing of sanctions.

"I'm not easing ... anything," he told


reporters.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the changes do


not mark a policy shift, describing them as "a regular
course of action" that Treasury takes to address unintended
Press secretary Sean Spicer disputes the notion that the move by the consequences of sanctions.
U.S. Treasury Department was 'easing' sanctions against Russia.
USA TODAY NETWORK While the White House tamped down speculation of a
policy change, former FSB director Nikolai Kovalyov, a
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday eased member of the State Duma, saw the move as a sign of
economic sanctions on Russia, allowing some cyber- improving relations between Moscow and Washington.
security sales to the Russian Federal Security Service
accused of meddling in the U.S. electoral process. "This shows that actual joint work on
establishing an anti-terrorism coalition is
Some Russian officials applauded the move as signaling a about to begin," Kovalyov told Russia's
thaw in relations with Washington. But several members TASS news agency.
of Congress decried the move as pandering to Russia and
"Without easing these sanctions it would
its hacking attempts. The Trump administration,
have been impossible to take the next
meanwhile, denied any easing of sanctions, describing the
step," he adds
changes as routine tweaking of complicated policy.

In Washington, where Republican Sens. John McCain and


The move by Treasury makes changes to sanctions initially
Lindsey Graham have called for strengthening, not easing
imposed by President Obama in April 2015
of sanctions on Moscow, the move by Treasury was met
and strengthened again in December, in reaction to alleged
with dismay among some members of Congress.
"malicious cyber-enabled activities" by Russia's security
service, known as the FSB, in the U.S. electoral process.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., ranking member of a House
CIA subcommittee, accused the Trump administration of
The changes by the Office of Foreign Assets Control cover
“rewarding” the FSB for tampering with the U.S. elections.
"all transactions and activities" involving the FSB, the
successor to the KGB, that were banned
by Obama's executive orders. It specifically eases the ban “This is the same group (FSB) that, just a
on sales of information technology products to the FSB. month ago, our intelligence community
determined was responsible for the attack
on our democracy,” Swalwell told USA
TODAY. “We just made it easier for the
same group to import into Russia the tools
they could use to hack us or our allies
again.”

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, a member of the House


Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the

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Trump administration appeared to be going to "extreme In the latest case, some U.S. companies had expressed
lengths" to put Russian interests above the United States. concern that the sanctions would limit their ability to sell
electronics to Russia. The FSB has control over imports to
"Allowing U.S. companies to do business Russia of devices with encryption technology.
with the Russian intelligence service (FSB)
rewards Russia for its nefarious behavior Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov declined to
and emboldens Putin to act out in the make a statement on the decision, TASS reported.
future," he said.
"First we need to understand what it is all
The Trump administration's starts and fits over about," Peskov said, according to TASS. "If
other policies, such as the recent travel ban, complicated we turn to the rocket engines matter, we
efforts to assess the meaning of the move by Treasury. will see that our U.S. counterparts never
impose sanctions that could damage their
In the past, sanctions have been modified, for example, own interests."
when the Obama administration eased sanctions on Iran in
its landmark 2015 nuclear deal because the language of the Contributing: Donovan Slack in Washington; John Bacon
act inadvertently included a ban on the sale of medical in McLean, Va.; he Assocaited Press
devices using nuclear medicine.

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Trump Vows To Repeal Political Limits On Churches
Thursday, 02 Feb 2017 10:48 AM

He also took a dig at Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new host


of "The Apprentice," the reality TV show Trump
previously headlined. Trump said that since
Schwarzenegger took over, the show's rating have been
down, and asked the audience to "pray for Arnold."

While the president's comments were likely to be warmly


received by religious groups, LGBTQ groups are anxious
that the president could use his executive powers to curb
rights.

"We think it is entirely possible there could


be an executive order that creates religious
exemptions," said James Esseks, LGBT
project director for the American Civil
Liberties Union. He added that the
President Trump at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast. (Reuters)
"narrative" that Trump won't harm the
LGBTQ community was "not correct."
Warning that religious freedom is "under threat," President
Donald Trump vowed Thursday to repeal the Johnson Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced
Amendment, an IRS rule barring pastors from endorsing that the president would leave intact a 2014 executive
candidates from the pulpit." order that protects workers for federal contractors from
anti-LGBTQ discrimination, saying in a statement that
"I will get rid of and totally destroy the Trump
Johnson Amendment and allow our
representatives of faith to speak freely and "continues to be respectful and supportive
without fear of retribution," Trump said of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout
during remarks at the National Prayer the election."
Breakfast, a high-profile event bringing
together faith leaders, politicians and
dignitaries. During a Monday news briefing, White House spokesman
Sean Spicer offered no details on whether Trump could
still issue an executive order affecting the LGBTQ
Trump made a similar pledge as a candidate but has not community.
detailed how he plans to scrap the rule or how quickly he
will proceed in doing do.
"There is a lot of executive orders, a lot of
things that the president has talked about
Religious conservatives whose overwhelming support and will continue to fulfill, but we have
propelled Trump to the White House have been watching nothing on that front now," Spicer said.
closely for him to deliver on promised protections for
religious objectors to gay marriage and abortion. Kelly
Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a non-profit For now, both sides are speculating on Trump's plans.
legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said
no other presidential candidate was "more outspoken on Gay rights supporters argue that he could sign an executive
their commitment to religious freedom" than Trump. order that would allow religious organizations that receive
federal money — like charities or hospitals — to make
The president made no mention at the prayer breakfast of hiring and other decisions based on religion. They also
other steps he may take on those issues, saying only that said he could offer a more wide-ranging order.
religious freedom is a "sacred right." He used his remarks
to thank the American people for their prayers in his Religious conservatives, who saw a series of defeats on
opening days in office. same-sex marriage, abortion and other issues under former

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President Barack Obama, have been bolstered by Trump's Trump's Supreme Court pick this week was also
win. In a letter last year to Roman Catholics, Trump considered a positive sign.
pledged,
A favorite of conservatives, Neil Gorsuch serves on the
"I will defend your religious liberties and the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where he sided with
right to fully and freely practice your Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor when they
religion, as individuals, business owners mounted religious objections to the Obama
and academic institutions." administration's requirement that employers provide health
insurance that includes contraceptives.

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Soros Insider Demands Military Overthrow Trump
Ex-Obama Official Tied To Soros-Funded New America Foundation
Clifford Cunningham | Infowars.Com
February 2, 2017

While waiting for the next election in 2020 is possible,


Brooks argued that after

“such a catastrophic first week, four years


seems like a long time to wait.”

Impeachment, while an option,

“take time: months, if not longer — even


with an enthusiastic Congress. And when
A former Obama administration official, you have a lunatic controlling the nuclear
now linked to a Soros-funded codes, even a few months seems like a
foundation, has suggested Donald perilously long time to wait.”
Trump be declared mentally unfit to
hold office or overthrown in a military Another option is “an appeal to Vice President Pence’s
coup. ambitions” by having Trump removed from office after
being declared unfit for office under the terms of the 25
Rosa Brooks, who served as Counselor to the Under Amendment.
Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2009-2011 and as a
senior adviser in the State Department, outlined four ways “The fourth possibility is one that until
to remove President Donald Trump from office, most recently I would have said was unthinkable
notably by having him declared mentally unfit for office or in the United States of America: a military
by launching a military coup. coup, or at least a refusal by military
leaders to obey certain orders,” Brooks
Brooks now serves as the Schwartz senior fellow at New said. “The prospect of American military
America, formerly the New America Foundation, a think- leaders responding to a presidential order
tank heavily funded by globalist billionaire George Soros. with open defiance is frightening — but so,
The Board of Directors of New America is currently too, is the prospect of military obedience to
chaired by Google CEO Eric Schmidt. an insane order. ”
“After all, military officers swear to protect
“Are we truly stuck with Donald Trump,” and defend the Constitution of the United
Brooks asked in her posting for Foreign States, not the president. For the first time
Policy. “It depends. There are essentially in my life, I can imagine plausible scenarios
four ways to get rid of a crummy president.” in which senior military officials might
simply tell the president: ‘No, sir. We’re not
Brooks went on to outline four ways to remove President doing that,’ to thunderous applause from
Trump from office, including impeachment, declaring him the New York Times editorial board.”
mentally unfit for office, or b having the military
overthrown him in a coup.

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The Trump Show
By Kim Codella
February 2, 2017

I think I understand President Trump. family. We all repeat the show’s catch phrases like “clean
coal” “free and fair” and my favorite “keep its mouth
He isn’t mad. He doesn’t have an Alt-Right-Nazi agenda. shut.” My 85-year-old father and I haven’t laughed
He doesn’t have a new form of Tourette’s that kicks in two together like this since watching Carol Burnett when I was
minutes after one begins to speak. This is all just part of a kid (thanks Mr. President). I’ve cried too. The “Real
the “Trump Show” -on and off the air since the late Housewives” and “Walking Dead” can’t hold a Gucci
1970’s. Rebranded the “The President Trump Show” the purse or a flesh-eating zombie to this circus.
star’s persona has changed little during his journey from
real estate mogul/T.V. celebrity to candidate and now The President Trump Show’s success is that it does
arriving @POTUS. something no televised program has ever been able to do –
it can reach out from the screen, grab your job, your
This is the wildest and most successful television-variety health, your life, the people you love, the country you love,
show to hit the airwaves, period. Running 24/7, this one people you haven’t met but empathize with and then slap
has it all: money, beauty, power, sex, espionage, torture, you upside the head with them (even “The Kardashians”
misogyny, racism, vulgarity, stupidity and the possibility can’t do that).
of thermonuclear war -all in HD and broadcast live. This
show is much better than that hippy dippy “West Wing.” The question for me and for you is, how long will we stay
tuned before we want to change the channel?
I hate “The President Trump Show” but it’s the best thing
on T.V. and its ratings are through the roof. I watch it Shows get cancelled you know.
every day and talk about it with coworkers, friends and
.

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“We Need To Start Killing People.. We Need To Start
Killing The White House – Seattle Social Justice Warrior
Caught On Tape Threatening Violence And
Demanding Reparations
By Mac Slavo -
02.02.2017 @4:39 PM EST

We recently warned that America is about to see If you’re white, it’s time you started kicking some of your
unprecedented protests and rioting from coast to coast. hard-earned wealth her way, including your cash and your
house:
But don’t take our word for it.
White people… give your fucking
A social justice warrior involved in the Seattle street money… give your fucking house…
protests tells you everything you need to know about what your fucking property… we need it
the future holds and lends further evidence to the notion fucking all… you need to reparate black
that America sits on the precipice of widespread civil and indigenous people right now…. Pay
unrest. the fuck off… it ain’t just your fucking
time.. it’s your fucking money…
The woman, who also claims to be a pre-school teacher,
implies that it’s time for extreme measures, including but Watch the her full speech (and then be sure to register your
not limited to killing people, starting at the White House. kids with her pre-school):

Just so you know… we need to start


killing people… first off we need to start
killing the White House… the White
House might die… your fucking White
House… your fucking White House
must go…

As you’ll see below, when she claims it’s time to start


killing people she is most likely referring to white people
exclusively. But killing isn’t enough.

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The Left Openly Embraces Domestic
Terrorism, Calls For Military Coup Against Trump
Trump Opposition Now Using Violence, Threats Of Military Coup
By Alex Thomas -
02.02.2017 @4:39 PM EST

(INTELLIHUB) — Since the inauguration of Donald


Trump as the 45th president of the United States the hard The riots come at the same time that multiple corporate
left in this country has taken a sinister turn towards news outlets, as well as Hollywood celebrities, are openly
violence. pushing the idea of using the US military to remove Trump
from office.
From attacks on Trump supporters during the inauguration
to a massive riot in Berkeley last night, the left has gone Anti-Trump leftist Sarah Silverman, tweeting during the
full-scale domestic terrorist, complete with support from violence at Berkeley, openly revealed that she wants the
the corporate run establishment media. US military to join the protesters to remove the rightfully
elected president from office.
Last night’s riots took place after Breitbart editor Milo
Yiannopoulos attempted to speak on the campus of UC
Berkeley before having his event completely shut down by
anti first amendment leftists who have made clear that they
believe violence is the answer.

As Breitbart noted, “Far-left “anti-fascist” rioters assaulted


numerous attendees, started fires, smashed up shops and
ATMs, and attacked people’s cars at Breitbart Senior
Editor MILO’s UC Berkeley show on Wednesday.”
Shockingly, it isn’t just some random Hollywood celebrity
“The violence was instigated by a group of
calling for a coup, as Soros connected Georgetown
about 150 masked agitators who came
Professor Rosa Brooks also recently promoted the idea in
onto campus and interrupted an otherwise
both Foreign Policy and on the extremely popular
non-violent protest. The decision to cancel
homepage of Yahoo.
the event was made at about 6 p.m., and
officers read several dispersal
announcements to a crowd of more than As I reported yesterday,
1,500 protesters who had gathered outside
the student union, where Yiannopoulos “Writing for Foreign Policy, Georgetown
was to speak. He immediately was University professor and Schwartz senior
escorted from the building and left fellow at the New America Foundation,
campus,” read the statement from the Rosa Brooks discusses ways that the left
school. believes they may be able to remove the
rightfully elected president from office.”
“Brooks eventually gets to the more sinister
idea being pushed in leftist circles
which would amount to the end of
American democracy as we know it and the
beginning of using military force to remove
leaders that parts of the country disagree
with.”
“The fourth possibility is one that until
recently I would have said was unthinkable
in the United States of America: a military

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coup, or at least a refusal by military To recap, multiple anti-Trump propagandists are openly
leaders to obey certain orders,” wrote the pushing the idea of a military coup at the exact same time
Professor. as violent protesters are silencing free speech on campuses
throughout the country. Make no mistake, this is truly an
information war for the future of the country.
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A Psychological Divide:
Irrationality, Psychopathy And Trump’s Cult
By Ken Levy
February 2, 2017

too often believe what they want to believe. Either they


deny reality because it conflicts with a belief to which they
are emotionally attached or they suffer from “cognitive
dissonance,” which is the state of believing two
contradictory propositions.

Trump may be engaging in what scholars refer to as


“rational irrationality”. Rational irrationality is deliberately
appearing irrational to achieve some further rational end.
For example, the Reagan administration knew that a
nuclear war would be devastating to humanity and
therefore fundamentally irrational (self-destructive). But
they still expanded our nuclear capabilities in order to
create the appearance that we would engage in this very
irrational behavior. This threat of “mutually assured
destruction” (MAD) was itself an irrational-seeming
means toward the very rational goal of deterring the Soviet
Union from launching their own nuclear weapons at us.

Polls show that around 40% of the electorate approve of The rational-irrationality hypothesis would certainly
Donald Trump’s first week and a half in office; 60% do explain Trump’s penchant for childish Tweets, heavy-
not. This is not a mere partisan divide; it is a psychological handed domination, farfetched conspiracy theories, and
divide as well. Most of the 60% simply cannot understand “alternative facts.” For example, Trump might very well
how Trump’s faithful 40% can continue to support him. be lying about widespread voter fraud merely to instigate
an investigation into voter fraud that will itself pave the
So far, Trump has confirmed every bad impression he way toward even more voter suppression in the 2018 and
created during the election: that he is reckless, autocratic, 2020 elections. Still, for the most part, Trump just seems to
mendacious, confrontational, gratuitously insulting, be too impulsive and, as demonstrated by his clumsy
obsessed with his popularity and image, cruel to refugees manner of speaking, too simpleminded to be this
and immigrants, dangerously intent on disrupting both the calculating.
federal government and long-standing international
relationships, suspiciously friendly toward Putin, and Instead, a more plausible hypothesis is that Trump just
oblivious to the appearance of corruption or hypocrisy. enjoys lying for its own sake. He takes great pleasure – a
“duping delight” – in making up facts that suit his
What is so baffling about Trump’s supporters is that they immediate purposes and then using his Twitter account
continue to stand by him when they were so uncharitable and the mainstream media to disseminate them.
and hateful toward Pres. Obama and Hillary for far less
serious transgressions. In addition to being unfair, their Pathological lying is just one of twenty attributes that Dr.
attitude is fundamentally irrational. Robert Hare incorporated into his “Psychopathy Checklist-
Revised” (PCL-R), a list designed for psychologists to
Irrationality is defective reasoning; it generally involves evaluate whether patients suffer from the mental illness of
drawing the wrong inference. The usual causes of psychopathy. (Psychopathy overlaps significantly with
irrationality are alcohol, drugs, ignorance, intense “Anti-Social Personality Disorder” in the fifth version of
emotions, and motivated belief. All of these contribute to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
abnormal and often self-destructive behavior. For our (DSM V)). The other nineteen attributes are glib and
purposes, motivated belief is the most important. People superficial charm, grandiose self-worth, need for
stimulation or proneness to boredom, conning and
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manipulativeness, lack of remorse or guilt, shallow affect, countries. Over the past several years, they have been
callousness and lack of empathy, parasitic lifestyle, poor indoctrinated by Fox News, alt-right/alt-fact websites, hate
behavioral controls, promiscuous sexual behavior, early radio, their parents, their friends, Republican politicians,
behavior problems, lack of realistic, long-term goals, and Trump himself into thinking that they, not the targets
impulsivity, irresponsibility, failure to accept responsibility of Trump’s venom, are the real victims; that the “other” is
for own actions, many short-term marital relationships, entirely to blame for all of their misery, fear, and
juvenile delinquency, revocation of condition release, and deprivation.
criminal versatility.
In her brilliant and disturbing book The Cult Next Door:
As evidenced by his public behavior over the last forty A True Story of a Suburban Manhattan New Age Cult,
years, and especially since June 2015, Trump clearly Elizabeth R. Burchard documents her own journey into,
satisfies most of these attributes. In addition to his and eventual escape from, a cult led by Dr. George
hyperbolic self-praise, pathological lying, and many racist Sharkman. Ms. Burchard explains how many perfectly
and misogynistic remarks, Trump has committed many moral, rational, and high-functioning individuals may be
acts that range from shady to criminal: he “stiffed” many easily manipulated and exploited by a charismatic
independent contractors, spearheaded the fictitious individual. The cult leader’s ploy is to seek out gullible,
“Birther” conspiracy against Pres. Obama, donated timid, or anxious individuals; convince them that he has all
$25,000 to Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi’s the answers; continue to repeat these answers; and play to
campaign just days before she “coincidentally” terminated their sense of self-superiority by demonizing everybody
an investigation into fraud allegations against Trump who doesn’t subscribe to his system. Since June 2015, this
University, engaged in self-dealing with the Trump has been Trump’s playbook, and it has proven to be very
Foundation, bragged to Billy Bush about sexually effective – so effective that he is now occupying the
assaulting women, allegedly engaged in perverted sexual highest office in the country and issuing one toxic
behavior during a visit to Moscow in 2013, admitted to executive order after another to make good on his
engaging in voyeuristic behavior backstage at the Miss campaign promises.
Universe pageants, appears to be profiting from his public
office by refusing to divest himself of his businesses, and While many predict that Trump’s followers will eventually
still refuses to reveal his tax returns, which suggests that he be disillusioned and abandon the “Trump Train,” their
is trying to conceal tax evasion, corruption, and/or prediction is naively optimistic. Cults don’t operate
questionable financial ties to other countries. rationally; cult members do not change their core beliefs
and behavior on the basis of facts and evidence. Instead,
Given this lengthy record, his first week and a half in they blindly follow their leader wherever he and his inner
office (described above), and Dr. Hare’s PCL-R checklist, circle decide to go.
Trump seems to be a psychopath. Why, then, do 40% of
the electorate still support him? And what does their If the 60% who do not support Trump want to avoid
enthusiasm for an apparent psychopath say about them? calamity, they need to start talking not merely about how
to resist Trump and win the 2018 elections but also how to
Individually, most of Trump’s supporters are probably not de-program millions of people. Unfortunately, as Ms.
psychopaths. But the collective group is psychopathic. Burchard’s book demonstrates, this task is much easier
Whether they believe Trump’s lies or not, they are all too said than done. Once the mass of Trump’s supporters fell
enthusiastic about his victimizing others – for example, under his bizarre spell, they were lost to reason. And
government officials, Obamacare beneficiaries, women reason is pretty much the only tool left in the reasonable
around the world who need healthcare from facilities that majority’s arsenal.
provide abortions, and refugees from many Muslim
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Twitter Now Working Directly Against
Trump White House, Donating Money To The Left
Social Media Giant Openly Funding Anti-Trump Operations
By Staff Writer -
02.02.2017 @7:40 PM EST

Shockingly, Twitter isn’t the only social media giant


working directly with leftist organizations as it was
recently reported that Facebook is secretly working with
progressive attack dog Media Matters to target “fake
news” on the platform.

Intellihub’s Alex Thomas reported,

“The left-wing propagandist group Media


Matters for America is secretly working
behind the scenes with Facebook to
combat so-called fake news, documents
released by the Washington Free Beacon
(INTELLIHUB) — Employees at Twitter have raised over
have revealed.”
$500,000 to support efforts to stop President Trump’s
executive order on immigration, a figure matched by the “The progressive advocacy group told
company’s Executive Chairman and CEO, according to a donors at a weekend retreat in Florida that
report by BuzzFeed News. it is in discussion with Facebook leadership
over how best to fight fake news and
The total, $1.59 million, will be donated to the left-wing propaganda, according to a briefing book
ACLU to be used in their efforts to not only stop Trump’s obtained at the high level event.”
immigration orders but also to push their leftist goal of “We’ve been engaging with Facebook
eventual open borders for all refugees. leadership behind the scenes to share our
expertise and offer input on developing
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has also publicly criticized the meaningful solutions,” reads the briefing
executive order on his massive platform that many book.
originally believed was nonpartisan.
We are clearly seeing a concerted effort throughout the
media, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood to directly work
against Donald Trump. While Trump obviously isn’t the
messiah, it is absolute fact that the entire globalist
establishment is directly attacking him.

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Schumer And Leadership Team
Refuse To Meet With Gorsuch
Kerry Picket - Reporter
3:55 PM 02/02/2017

The act appears to be revenge against Republicans for


holding the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia open and
not holding a hearing for Obama Supreme Court appointee
Merrick Garland.

The White House requested that Gorsuch meet with


Schumer, but aides said he declined in order to learn more
about the nominee’s record, The Washington Post
reported.

“By refusing to meet with Judge Gorsuch, Senate


Democratic leadership is taking Washington gridlock and
WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck obstruction to a new low and placing Senators McCaskill,
Schumer and other Democratic Senate leaders refused to Donnelly, Heitkamp, Tester, and other Democrats up for
meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday. reelection in 2018 on the endangered politicians list,”
Carrie Severino, chief counsel of the Judicial Crisis
Network, said in a statement.
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Dem Boycott Foiled Again! GOP Senate Overrides Crybaby
No-Shows And Approves Trump’s Pick To Head EPA
Michael Dorstewitz
February 2, 2017

If their stunt didn’t work the first time, what made them
think it’d work if they gave it one more try?

Senate Democrats once again boycotted a committee


hearing on a Trump cabinet nominee, and just like the last
time, Senate Republican waived committee rules and
approved the nominee.

And with that, the Senate Environment and Public


Works Committee approved Oklahoma Attorney
General Scott Pruitt as President Donald Trump’s choice
to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt was nominated by the president with the anticipation


that he will make the agency more industry-friendly.

The Democrats received little if any sympathy on social


Clip via Fox 10 Phoenix
media.

On Thursday morning, when Committee Chairman Sen.


John Barrasso gaveled the meeting to order, all 10
Democratic chairs stood empty. So the remaining 11
Republicans voted unanimously to suspend the rules
requiring the attendance of at least two minority party
members to be present in order to conduct business.

“Scott Pruitt will be voted out of committee


today,” the Wyoming Republican said. “He
will get to the floor of the United States
Senate and he will be confirmed as the
next administrator of the EPA.”
“All Democrats are invited to the
committee,” Barrasso added. “I met earlier
this morning with Sen. (Tom) Carper, the
ranking member. He indicated that
Democrats would not be attending. We’re
going to have a meeting today and we’re
going to make sure that Scott Pruitt is
advanced to the floor of the Senate.”

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On Wednesday, Democrats got burned when Treasury
secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin and Health and Human
Services secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., were
approval by the Senate Finance Committee. The
Democratic members were a no-show.

There’s an old saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool


me twice, shame on me. The Democrats should have
known better than to try this one twice.

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Donald Trump 'Yelled At Australian PM
During "Worst Ever" Phone Call About Refugee
Swap Deal - Then HUNG UP'
Malcolm Turnbull Denied The President Slammed The Phone Down
Saying The Conversation Ended Cordially - And He Insisted The US Will
Honour Obama's Refugee Deal
Bysteve Robson & Chris Kitching
13:20, 2 FEB 2017

Trump during his phone conversations with world leaders (Photo:


Rex Features)
Donald Trump "yelled" at the Australian Prime Minister
over the phone and then hung up on him in a row over a
refugee swap deal that the president has blasted as "dumb",
an explosive report has claimed.

The Washington Post claimed Trump blasted his


counterpart Malcolm Turnbull over his insistence that the
US stand by the deal agreed with former President Barack
Obama.

The call was scheduled for an hour but Trump cut it short
after just 25 minutes when Turnbull tried to discuss topics
such as Syria, the Post reported.

The President had spoken pleasantly with other leaders


including Vladimir Putin but described his call with
Turnbull as "the worst so far", it was claimed.

Amid reports of the "hostile" phone call Turnbull denied


claims that Trump hung up on him, and said the exchange
was "courteous". Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reportedly "pushed
back" against Trump's tirade (Photo: Getty)

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Twitter users have speculated that this picture shows Trump giving Trump is pictured during the phone call with Turnbull
Turnbull the finger during the angry phone call (Photo: Twitter) (Photo: Getty)

The Post reported that Trump described the resettlement


plan as "the worst deal ever" and accused Australia of
trying to export the "next Boston bombers", referring to the
Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

The attack was carried out by two Chechen-American


brothers who moved to the US as children a short time
after their parents arrived on tourist visas in 2002 and
successfully applied for asylum.

A black and white photo released by the White House


following the conversation shows Trump on the phone at
his desk in the Oval Office.
Asylum seekers at the Manus Island detention centre in
Papua New Guinea (Photo: Reuters)
But social media users have been zooming in on Trump's
hand - and he appears to be raising his middle finger in a
rude gesture. The source went on: "[Trump's] tone was described as
“yelling” across the phone at Malcolm Turnbull.
The Post's report about the phone call last weekend has
pointed to a rare rift in ties between the US and Australia, "Malcolm Turnbull wasn’t just sitting there being berated
where Turnbull leads with a thin majority. by Donald Trump, he used this phone call to push back."

Turnbull said on Thursday he had spoken "candidly" and Trump took to Twitter to add more fuel to the controversy
"frankly" with Trump, but would not confirm that the by tweeting: "Do you believe it? The Obama
President had berated him and cut the call short. Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal
immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb
deal!"
He said: "I do stand up for Australia. My job is to defend
Australian interests."
The saga continued when Turnbull then felt the need to
respond further and he appeared live on several radio
But sources told Sky News Australia the Aussie PM
shows in Australia.
believes Trump is a "bully" and that "to combat a bully,
you need to bully back".

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"I make Australia's case frankly, powerfully, forthrightly
and hopefully persuasively when I deal with other
leaders."

The Turnbull call came less than a day after Trump had
sparked confusion in Australia after saying it would apply
"extreme vetting" as part of the refugee resettlement deal.

The deal was agreed late last year between Australia,


which has fought alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan and
Iraq, and the Obama administration.

As part of the deal, Washington agreed to resettle up to


1,250 asylum seekers (Photo: Reuters)

Anti-Trump protests were held in Sydney following his


inauguration (Photo: Getty)

Trump has blasted the refugee deal as "dumb" (Photo: Rex


Features)

A protester is approached by a police officer at a


demonstration last month (Photo: Alamy)

He insisted Trump had not hung up on him, and that the


call ended "cordially".

He also maintained that the US will honour Obama's


refugee deal, despite Trump's latest tweet.

Turnbull told reporters: "He is saying that this is not a deal


he would have made, but the question is will he honour
that commitment? He has already given it.

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Trump was joined by Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (right) In return, Australia would resettle refugees from El
and National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (Photo: Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
Getty)
Turnbull would not comment on the contents of the call
other than to say he believed the resettlement deal
remained in place.

"These conversations are conducted candidly, frankly,


privately.

"If you see reports of them, I'm not going to add to them,"
he told reporters in Melbourne.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer and the US Embassy


in Australia have both said Trump would honour the deal.
Turnbull said he had spoken "candidly" and "frankly" with
Trump (Photo: Reuters) The swap deal is at odds with Trump's executive order last
week that suspended the US refugee programme and
restricted entry to the US for travellers from seven
As part of the deal, Washington agreed to resettle up to
Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia,
1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on
Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

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In A Shift, Trump Warns Against New Israeli Settlements
As Netanyahu Plots Major Expansion
By Elliot Hannon
February 2, 2017

This is in stark contrast to Trump’s tone before taking


office. As Slate’s Josh Keating noted last week, Trump’s
“campaign explicitly rejected the notion that settlement
building is an obstacle to peace or that Israel is occupying
the West Bank.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu took the election of Trump and his bluster as a
mandate to expand Jewish settlements deeper into
Palestine. “We can build where we want and as much as
we want,” Netanyahu said last week after the Israeli
government approved 2,500 new housing units in West
Bank settlements and hundreds more in East Jerusalem.

“The statement could signal a major


disappointment for many on the Israeli
right, including senior members of Prime
The White House abruptly changed course in its dealings
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's
with Israel Thursday when it issued a statement urging
restraint by the Israelis when it comes to building new government, who hoped that Trump would
settlements, a hot button issue regionally and globally. abandon the two-state solution and
believed his attitude towards settlements in
the West Bank and East Jerusalem would
“While we don’t believe the existence of be far more supportive than that of
settlements is an impediment to peace, the Obama,” Haaretz noted.
construction of new settlements or the
expansion of existing settlements beyond
Newly sworn-in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke
their current borders may not be helpful in
with Netanyahu Thursday, but the details of the
achieving that goal,” the White House said
conversation aren’t known.
in a statement. A senior administration
official also tamped down settlement
expansion hopes telling the Jerusalem Post “The Trump administration has not taken
Thursday “we urge all parties to refrain an official position on settlement activity
from taking unilateral actions that could and looks forward to continuing
undermine our ability to make progress, discussions, including with Prime Minister
including settlement announcements.” Netanyahu when he visits with President
Trump later this month,” the White House
read.
.

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Lawmakers Urge Trump to Remove Strategist Bannon
From National Security Council
© AP Photo/ Evan Vucci US
06:35 02.02.2017

Keith Ellison, Judy Chu and Barbara Lee signed the letter
to Trump calling for removal of Brannon from his current
position.
"We strongly denounce Mr. Bannon’s
inclusion in the Principals Committee and
standing invitation to attend National
Security Council meetings and demand you
[Trump] immediately undo this politicization
of America’s national security," the letter
stated on Wednesday.

White House chief strategist Steven On Saturday, Trump signed an executive order
Bannon should be immediately removed to reorganize the NSC, which added Bannon as a
from the US National Security Council permanent member.
(NSC), seven Democratic Congressmen
said in a letter to President Donald US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee
Trump. ranking member Adam Smith said on Monday the
Congress would have to think twice about any
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Congressmen Cedric recommendations it gets from the NSC due to the
Richmond, Mark Pocan, Michelle Grisham, Raul Grijalva, reorganization ordered by Trump.

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House Votes To Overturn Obama Gun Rule
By Tim Devaney
02/02/17 04:09 PM EST

"The House charged ahead with an


extreme, hastily written, one-sided
measure that would make the American
people less safe," she said.

Under the rule, which is set to take force in December, the


Social Security Administration (SSA) rule would report
disability recipients with severe mental disorders to the
FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check
System.

People entered into the system would be able to apply for


The House on Thursday struck down an Obama-era relief from the SSA, but not until after their names were
regulation that could block some recipients of disability sent to the FBI. They would also be able to appeal in court.
benefits from buying guns.
House Republicans turned to the Congressional Review
The House voted 235-180 to roll back a rule that required Act to overturn the regulation. The law allows lawmakers
the Social Security Administration to report people who to roll back rules they disapprove of. Critically for
receive disability benefits and have a mental health Republicans, the resolutions cannot be filibustered in the
condition to the FBI’s background check system. The Senate.
database is used to determine eligibility for buying a
firearm. The NRA has raised concerns about a similar gun rule
from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But that rule was
Critics said the rule stripped Second Amendment rights issued so long ago, it is no longer eligible for repeal under
from people who are not dangerously mentally ill, such as the Congressional Review Act.
those who have eating disorders or mental disorders that
prevent them from managing their own finances. The House also voted Thursday to strike down the Labor
Department’s blacklisting rule, which requires federal
The National Rifle Association opposed the rule. While the contractors to report labor violations.
group says it supports keeping guns away from the
mentally ill, it said the determination about who is On Wednesday, the House voted to strike down the
mentally ill should be left to the courts. Interior Department’s stream protection rule and the
Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure
“The Obama administration’s last minute, requirements for oil and gas companies through the
back-door gun grab would have stripped Congressional Review Act.
law-abiding Americans of their Second
Amendment rights without due process,” The House is also expected Friday to strike down the
said Chris Cox, the NRA’s top lobbyist. Interior Department’s methane emissions standards.

Supporters of the rule said the step was necessary to keep The Senate must approve each of these measures with a
guns away from people with mental disorders like simple majority before they are sent to President Trump to
schizophrenia and severe anxiety. sign.

Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) accused Republicans of - Updated at 7:27 p.m.


weakening the background check system.

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US To Develop System Ensuring
Immigrants Embrace American Values - Trump
© AFP 2016/ NICHOLAS KAMM - US
19:17 02.02.2017

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Trump also noted that those


coming into the United States for the purpose of spreading
violence or oppressing others based on their faith would
not be allowed to enter.

"We will develop a system to help ensure


that those admitted into our country fully
embrace our values of religious and
personal liberty and that they reject any
form of oppression and discrimination,"
Trump stated. "We want people to come
into our nation but we want people to love
The United States is putting together an us and to love our values, not to hate us
immigration system that would ensure and to hate our values."
immigrants share American values and
reject any form of discrimination, On Friday, Trump signed an executive order that suspends
President Donald Trump said on entry to the United States for citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya,
Thursday at a National Prayer Breakfast
Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days; bans all
in Washington, DC.
refugees from entry for 120 days; and bars all Syrian
refugees from entering the country indefinitely.

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Republicans Impatient With
Anti-Trump Civil Servants
By Ben Kamisar
02/02/17 05:11 PM EST

expression of our political beliefs, but we


cannot let our personal convictions
overwhelm our ability to work as one team,”
he said.

Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) told The Hill


that things will ultimately “calm down” once the new
administration gets settled in.

“I’m an optimistic person, any time you see


a big change, folks are going to react to it
when their livelihoods are at stake, she
Republican lawmakers are frustrated with mounting said.
dissent from civil servants over President Trump's
policies. “It’s going to be a long, bumpy ride, and
eventually everything will shake out.”
Amid unusually public tension between federal employees
and the new administration — including Trump’s firing of Trump came into office having made few friends among
the acting attorney general, State Department dissent and the career employees who staff government agencies in
frequent leaks to the media — some of Trump's allies in Washington.
Congress want federal employees to either do their jobs or
get out. His “drain the swamp” mantra and immediate freeze on
federal hiring was undoubtedly a tough sell among those
“When someone works full time for the who count on the bureaucracy for their livelihoods. Voters
government, it should be no surprise to in the District of Columbia responded by delivering
them that they serve at the pleasure of the Democrat Hillary Clinton an 89-point victory over Trump,
[president],” Rep. Pete Sessions (R- and she won handily in nearby Maryland and Virginia
Texas), chairman of the powerful Rules districts, too.
Committee, told The Hill.
“I’m not interested in politics by an agency But the expected clash between Trump and the civil
employee.” service reached a new level late last week, when Trump
signed an executive order freezing the refugee program
and banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim
But others in the GOP are looking to tamp down the countries from entering the United States.
tension and go back to business as usual.
The secrecy involved in the order’s production, prompted
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to calm a in part by a White House staff worried about media leaks,
department that’s been roiled by Trump. During his created confusion in federal agencies trying to implement
welcome address to State Department employees on the order. And on Monday, Trump fired acting attorney
Thursday, Tillerson preached unity but didn’t directly general Sally Yates, an Obama administration
mention department opposition to Trump’s executive order holdover, after she refused to defend his executive order in
on refugees or the mass departure of top officials last court.
week.
“I know this was a hotly contested election Along with the pink slip, the White House said Yates had
and we do not all feel the same way about "betrayed" the government in a statement.
the outcome. Each of us is entitled to the

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That same day, White House press secretary Sean Spicer responsibilities, which are to faithfully
dismissed an internal State Department dissent document execute the laws that have been passed,”
that pushes back against Trump’s immigration executive Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), a frequent
order. Nearly 1,000 diplomats reportedly signed the Trump critic during the campaign, told The
memo. Hill.
“We need to rein in these independent
“They should either get with the program or agencies and make them accountable to
they can go,” Spicer said. He followed the president again, regardless of who the
up on Wednesday by explaining that while president is.”
all Americans have a right to speak their
mind, it’s their job to help the president Some Republicans floated questions about whether
enact his agenda. dissenting employees could be violating the federal Hatch
Act by using their official positions for political action.
Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly, whose Northern But while there were sporadic calls for punishment, most
Virginia district includes a significant number of civil lawmakers wouldn’t speculate as to what the best form of
servants, told The Hill that concerned federal employees recourse should be.
are reaching out to his office.
“To express political overtones by a
Dozens of social media accounts purporting to belong to government employee I would think
spurned agency staffers have popped up to muddy the violates the Hatch Act, and I would think
administration’s message. The unverified accounts that anyone who has begun this process
appeared after Trump administration clamped down on should go through a procedure consistent
multiple agencies’ social media activity in response to the with a violation of the Hatch Act,”
National Park Service retweeting a photo comparison Sessions, the Texas lawmaker, said.
showing that Trump’s inaugural crowd was smaller than
former President Obama’s. “It concerns me, and I think it should be
looked at and adjudicated as necessary to
the rules of the department.”
This week, a Washington Post report described a civil
servant support group in Washington, noting that 180
employees are expected to attend a workshop Democratic lawmakers that spoke to The Hill were united
around the dissenting civil servants, framing their
opposition to Trump’s policies as protected speech that’s
“where experts will offer advice on workers’ about less about politics and more about protecting the
rights and how they can express civil missions of federal agencies.
disobedience.”
“People in civil service are committed to
For all the talk about civil servants and their consciences, what they believe the mission of their
though, Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas) thinks the issue is agency is—they have a conscience and
simple. they have the ability to speak up,” said
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), a longtime
“I don’t think it’s rocket science. All they member of Democratic leadership.
have to do is do their job,” Flores said.
“We have free speech in this national and
“If they don’t want to do their jobs, they they are, from the depths of their own
should get another job.” conscience, talking about what they thing is
the right thing.”
GOP lawmakers say that civil service dissent isn’t about
free speech. When asked by The Hill what she thought of Republican
worries that dissent could set a dangerous precedent for
“We should have more debate in this employees looking to frustrate a president’s agenda,
country. Now that’s a different thing than if DeLauro responded,
you have a job to serve the president in the
executive branch and advance his “Generally, this White House worries me.”
.

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Resistance From Within:
Federal Workers Push Back Against Trump
By Juliet Eilperin, Lisa Rein And Marc Fisher
January 31

The signs of popular dissent from President Trump’s Then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates at the Justice
Department on May 15, 2015. (Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington
opening volley of actions have been plain to see on the Post)
nation’s streets, at airports in the aftermath of his refugee
and visa ban, and in the blizzard of outrage on social
At the Justice Department, an employee in the division that
media. But there’s another level of resistance to the new
administers grants to nonprofits fighting domestic violence
president that is less visible and potentially more
and researching sex crimes said the office has been
troublesome to the administration: a growing wave of
planning to slow its work and to file complaints with the
opposition from the federal workers charged with
inspector general’s office if asked to shift grants away
implementing any new president’s agenda.
from their mission.
Less than two weeks into Trump’s administration, federal
“You’re going to see the bureaucrats using
workers are in regular consultation with recently departed
time to their advantage,” said the
Obama-era political appointees about what they can do to
employee, who spoke on the condition of
push back against the new president’s initiatives. Some
anonymity for fear of retaliation. Through
federal employees have set up social media accounts to
leaks to news organizations and internal
anonymously leak word of changes that Trump appointees
complaints, he said, “people here will resist
are trying to make.
and push back against orders they find
unconscionable.”
And a few government workers are pushing back more
openly, incurring the wrath of a White House that, as press
The resistance is so early, so widespread and so deeply felt
secretary Sean Spicer said this week about dissenters at the
that it has officials worrying about paralysis and overt
State Department, sends a clear message that they “should
refusals by workers to do their jobs.
either get with the program, or they can go.”
Asked whether federal workers are dissenting in ways that
At a church in Columbia Heights last weekend, dozens of
go beyond previous party changes in the White House,
federal workers attended a support group for civil servants
Tom Malinowski, who was President Barack Obama’s
seeking a forum to discuss their opposition to the Trump
assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights
administration. And 180 federal employees have signed up
and labor, said, sarcastically:
for a workshop next weekend, where experts will offer
advice on workers’ rights and how they can express civil
disobedience. “Is it unusual?” There’s nothing unusual
about the entire national security
bureaucracy of the United States feeling
like their commander in chief is a threat to
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time. It’s totally usual. Nothing to worry employees can register opposition without fear of reprisals.
about.” The channel, formed in 1971, has been used to raise policy
objections to the Vietnam War and other conflicts. Several
The permanent bureaucracy, the backbone of the federal hundred employees signed the dissent cable objecting to
government and the bulwark against many presidents’ Trump’s refugee policy.
activist intentions, is designed to be at least a step removed
from the crosswinds of partisan politics. Secretaries of state have taken the dissent channel so
seriously that they have altered policies in response to
But for years, many conservatives have argued that the complaints. In 2002, then-Secretary Colin Powell presided
federal bureaucracy is stacked against them, making it over the awarding of a prize for “constructive dissent” to
harder for them to get things done even when they control an employee who had pushed back against a deputy
the White House, Congress or both. secretary.

But State Department employees are nervous enough now


that the American Foreign Service Association on Tuesday
sent out an advisory called “What You Need To Know
When You Disagree With U.S. Policy.” The note spelled
out employees’ legal protections but warned that “walking
out in protest of a U.S. government policy, even just
temporarily, would be considered a strike” and can result
in being fired.

Other agencies that lack that kind of tradition are in more


turmoil. When the White House last week ordered an end
to all advertising and other outreach activities encouraging
Americans to sign up for health plans through Affordable
Care Act marketplaces, employees at the Health and
Human Services Department protested, pointing out that
the ban on ads and robo-calls would probably result in less
coverage of the most desirable customers — young and
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a Trump healthy adults whose scant use of medical care can help
adviser and longtime critic of the bureaucracy, said the lower prices for everyone else.
pushback against the new administration reveals how
firmly entrenched liberals are and how threatened they feel
The internal protest, combined with an outcry on social
by the new regime. He cited an analysis by the Hill
media and from the insurance industry, prompted the
newspaper that showed that 95 percent of campaign
Trump administration to revise its directive in less than 24
donations from employees at 14 federal agencies went to
hours.
Hillary Clinton last fall.
Leaders of government workers unions and other
“This is essentially the opposition in
associations say their members will do their jobs
waiting,” Gingrich said. “He may have to
professionally and energetically, even if they disagree with
clean out the Justice Department because
the president’s politics or methods.
there are so many left-wingers there. State
is even worse.”
“There is no evidence we are seeing of a
widespread federal bureaucracy revolt,”
Gingrich said Trump might push for civil service revisions
said Bill Valdez, president of the Senior
to make it easier to fire federal workers. He predicted that
Executives Association, a nonprofit that
the public would back the president over federal
advocates for career federal managers. He
employees.
said many managers are telling workers,
“Don’t get involved in the drama happening
The signs of resistance in federal offices range from low- elsewhere.”
level grumbling and angry opposition posted online to
anonymous promises of outright insubordination as new
The new administration’s talk of swift changes in the role
policies develop.
and scope of some departments has frustrated many
workers, said Randy L. Erwin, president of the National
The State Department has emerged as the nexus of Federation of Federal Employees, but although
opposition to Trump’s refugee policy, in part because it
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“federal workers are now extremely In any administration, one man’s principled resistance is
concerned . . . federal workers are used to another’s outrageous defiance. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.),
seeing the political winds change direction.” Trump’s nominee for attorney general, said in 2015 that it
is the obligation of a federal worker to stand up against
Workers at some agencies say they have seen no sign of improper orders.
opposition. At the Education Department, which Trump at
one point suggested be dismantled, one official said the In a confirmation hearing for Yates, Sessions said:
new administration has been surprisingly agreeable: no
major changes in policy, no troubling directives. “You have to watch out, because people
will be asking you do to things you just
“We’ve been, I think, heartened by how need to say no about.” Like any CEO, with
things are going here,” the official said. a law firm — sometimes the lawyers have
to tell the CEO: ‘Mr. CEO, you can’t do
But the level of worry is particularly high at places such as that. Don’t do that.’”
the Environmental Protection Agency. The head of that
agency’s union got an email Tuesday from a local union Presidents appoint the heads of agencies and a few
leader asking for guidance on what to tell workers to do officials at the top of each department, but the great
majority of those who implement any administration’s
“if they receive an illegal order from agenda are civil servants who enjoy legal protections
management.” meant to encourage them to blow the whistle on fraud and
corruption.
The union representing scientists and other EPA
employees is exploring the formation of a fundraising arm Short of formal whistleblowing, workers are finding small
to “defend federal scientists we anticipate will be ways to express their opposition. At the Justice
disciplined for speaking out or for defending scientific Department, some career civil servants asked their bosses
facts,” particularly about climate change, said Nicole whether they were allowed to protest their new president
Cantello, vice president of Local 704 of the American by marching or contacting a member of Congress. The
Federation of Government Employees, which represents answer was yes, if they did so on their own time and in
EPA workers in the Chicago area. their personal capacity.

John O’Grady, a career EPA employee who heads a The day after the November election, the department’s
national council of EPA unions, said Trump’s firing of ethics office said workers could wear clothing that
acting attorney general Sally Yates on Monday night after contained a political message. One lawyer who had worn a
the Obama-era holdover had refused to implement Hillary Clinton T-shirt beneath another layer of clothing
Trump’s refugees ban said that once the advice was issued,

“sends kind of a chilling effect through the “I took the layer off.”
agency. I’m afraid at this point that many
federal employees are just fearful for their In the past few days, protest accounts have popped up on
jobs, and they want to keep their heads social media from employees at several agencies. An
down.” immunologist who formerly worked at the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention created what he called a
Two Twitter feeds, @altUSEPA and
“resistance page,”@viralCDC, for CDC employees to post
@ActualEPAFacts, have attracted more
than 200,000 followers and call themselves vaccine and public health information that workers believe
part of “the Resistance.” They appear to be the Trump administration may seek to remove from public
run by outside activists, rather than agency view.
employees.
There has been no freeze on communications at the CDC,
Top EPA officials have tried to reassure anxious said spokeswoman Kathy Harben.
employees. In an email to employees, Don Benton — a top
Trump adviser to the EPA — insisted that media reports of Similarly, a Twitter account protesting Trump’s policies
crackdowns on public speech and scientific autonomy has popped up in the Defense Department. Using the
were handle @Rogue_DoD, a service member has tweeted
everything from Defense Department documents warning
“just not accurate. . . . Changes will likely about the effects of climate change to an opinion piece
come, and when they do, we will work accusing Trump of insufficient consultation with Defense
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Career staff members in at least five departments said they about climate change. The rogue tweeter won more than
are staying in close contact with Obama administration 60,000 followers before park officials regained control of
officials to get advice on how to handle Trump initiatives the account.
they consider illegal or improper.
Social media accounts have popped up to defend the
Former labor secretary Thomas Perez, who also headed the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowments for
Justice Department’s civil rights division under Obama, the Arts and the Humanities. Employees at some
said he has not been in contact with his former employees Smithsonian units have been reminded that policies
but is working to mobilize grass-roots opposition. prohibit them from using their work devices to post
political comments.
“We’re mindful of our ethical
responsibilities,” said Perez, who is running “We don’t intend to change the way we do
for chair of the Democratic National things,” said Smithsonian Secretary David
Committee. “We’re also mindful that we’re J. Skorton. “That’s not out of a sense of
in an existential crisis.” defiance, it’s not out of a sense of not
wanting to be accountable, it’s out of a
While many federal workers have begun to consider sense of believing in the mission of the
avenues of dissent only since the inauguration, others had Smithsonian, which is to do research and
been preparing for weeks. In the last days of Obama’s share information with the public.”
tenure, several departments catalogued data and reports
and got them into the hands of allies outside the Academics have debated for years whether bureaucracies
government. inevitably grow to a point where they, as political scientist
Michael Nelson of Rhodes College put it, “ineluctably
The use of social media as outlets for worried government overpower” their political masters.
workers has spread through much of the bureaucracy.
After Trump complained about the National Park Service “Time and time again,” he wrote, “major
using Twitter to compare the crowd sizes at his efforts to make administration more
inauguration with the far larger assembly at Obama’s responsive to political control have had the
gathering in 2009, a gag order temporarily silenced the opposite effect. It is enough to chasten
official social media account. even the boldest reformer if, like the
sorcerer’s apprentice, his every assault on
In response, an ex-employee at Badlands National Park his tormentors doubles their strength.”
who still had access to its Twitter feed started posting facts
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Glaring NYT Hypocrisy
By Stephen Lendman
2-2-2017

The self-styled newspaper of record notoriously features catastrophic refugee crisis, and unspeakable human
biased reporting and fake news, not the real thing on misery.
virtually all issues mattering most.
Earlier Times reports lacked outrage about devastating
It’s one-sided anti-Trumpism is disgraceful, abandoning a wars waged by the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama -
fair and balanced assessment of his campaign rhetoric, including genocidal sanctions on Iraq, responsible for the
pledges and agenda so far in office. deaths of 5,000 children under age five monthly.

There’s plenty to criticize if done accurately and Only Trump is singled out for criticism. The hypocrisy is
responsibly. There’s also room for praising what he gets obvious.
right. He’s only been in office two weeks, his full agenda
yet to unfold. A separate Times report blasted his “dark view of Islam.”
In stump speeches and other comments, he referred to its
His executive order suspending entry into America was radicalized elements, wanting Islamic extremists kept out
deplorable, targeting six Muslim nations, banning entry of America.
from a seventh, Syria, indefinitely on the phony pretext of
preventing domestic terrorist attacks from all seven. Washington has had a “dark view” of Islam for time
immemorial, portraying Muslims irresponsibly as violent,
Supplying armored vehicles to anti-Syria terrorists, gun-toting terrorists, especially since the 1990s, notably
masquerading as moderates, is a prescription for continued post-9/11.
war, not resolution.
It’s not something new under Trump. Obama bombed
Failing to denounce US-installed Ukrainian putschists, seven Muslim countries, waged imperial wars in multiple
waging war on their own people suggests no relief for theaters, exceeding the worst of Bush/Cheney.
beleaguered Donbass residents.
So far, Trump’s bombing is confined to drone wars,
Approving a commando raid on Yakla village, Yemen, warranting justifiable criticism, especially if he fails to end
resulting in the massacre of defenseless men, women and imperial conflicts still raging, an unlikely prospect, making
children was indefensible. So is continuing drone war on him a war criminal like his predecessors.
the devastated country and elsewhere.
Criticizing him while failing to demand accountability for
Times criticism of last Sunday’s raid ignored its support high crimes committed by the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and
for all US imperial wars, waged on countries threatening Obama is glaring hypocrisy - longstanding at The New
no one, responsible for millions of casualties, a York Times.
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Trump Declares War On 9/11 Gatekeeper CNN
By IWB
Published February 2, 2017 · Updated February 3, 2017

CNN. Not only has Trump called the network a source of


“fake news”, the Trump White House has announced it
won’t even send surrogates to appear on CNN. And in
news that was largely missed by the alternative REAL
news media, NIST whistleblower Peter Michael
Ketcham, a fifteen year employee of the government
agency, has come forward to expose NIST’s report on the
collapse of World Trade Center building 7, as a total fraud.
We ask President Trump to respond to Ketcham’s
powerful testimony and launch a REAL investigation into
the events of September 11, 2001.

US President Donald Trump continues to expose


mainstream mockingbird media lies by declaring war on
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'WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE': Sarah Silverman
Calls For A Military Coup To Overthrow President Trump
 Comedian Sarah Silverman appeared to call for a military coup in a tweet Wednesday night
 'WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET
OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,' she wrote
 The tweet was published as protests turned violent in Berkeley, California over a speech planned by
far-eight Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos
 During the primaries, Silverman supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, before backing Sec. Hillary Clinton
against Donald Trump
By Ashley Collman For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:56 EST, 2 February 2017 | Updated: 17:23 EST, 2 February 2017

Millionaire comedian Sarah Silverman appeared to call for


a military coup in a tweet last night, as protests against far-
right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos turned violent.

'WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE.


ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US
FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD
KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,'
Silverman wrote.

Later she added:

'We're all gonna die sounds so dire but we


are though (all gonna die).' Silverman's tweets were published as protests against alt-
right editor Milo Yiannopoulos turned violent at UC
Trump supporters and conservatives were quick to tear Berkeley
Silverman's tweet to shreds, calling for her to be arrested
for treason and even using anti-Semitic rhetoric against the 'You are delusional. Military? Lol. You, your
Jewish stand-up comedian. elitist friends, rioters & the convicts are
going to wake a sleeping giant,' one Twitter
user wrote.

Another user called The Socratic Hippie wrote:

'You're fighting for a lost cause, Sarah.


You're practically giving Trump a
second term, with your incendiary
rhetoric.'

The riots that broke out in Berkeley Wednesday night were


in response to a speech Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos
was scheduled to get at UC Berkeley.

Comedian Sarah Silverman seemed to call for a military coup in a


tweet Wednesday night

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Silverman's tweets were not well received by conservatives During the presidential campaign, funnywoman Silverman
and Trump supporters on Twitter got serious about politics - becoming an outspoken
supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Though she stumped for Sanders on the campaign trail,


Silverman switched allegiances to Sec. Hillary Clinton,
when the former first lady won the party's nomination.

She even elicited boos at the Democratic National


Convention, when she told the 'Bernie or Busters' that they
were 'being ridiculous'.

Yiannopoulos, a 32-year-old right-wing provocateur, is a Protests in Berkeley, California against far-right editor Milo
vocal supporter of Trump and a self-proclaimed internet Yiannopoulos turned violent
troll whose comments have been criticized as racist,
misogynist, anti-Muslim and white supremacist. He was
banned from Twitter after leading a harassment campaign
against 'Ghostbusters' actress Leslie Jones.

His visit to Berkeley was sponsored by the campus


Republican club. The university has stressed it did not
invite him and does not endorse his ideas but is committed
to free speech.

But when protesters started smashing store windows in


their march through town, the university called the speech
off.
Several local businesses were damaged in the mayhem Wednesday
This morning, President Trump responded to the protests night in Berkeley
by threatening to cut the school's federal funding. That
would be a major blow to the nation's education system,
since Berkeley is the nation's top-ranked public university.
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Madsen - Trump 'Fascism Forever'
SCOTUS Pick - Rehnquist 2.0?
By Wayne Madsen
2-2-2017

President Trump further leads the United States into the professor at Harvard, where Neil Gorsuch
depths of fascism in his selection of Neil Gorsuch as the would eventually attend law school.
replacement for the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S.
Supreme Court. In the early 1980s, while attending the Gorsuch's early flirtation with fascism complements other
elite Jesuit-run male-only Georgetown Preparatory school fascist tendencies by the Trump administration, including
in Washington, DC, Gorsuch founded the "Fascism its disregard for the Constitution and Bill of Rights. On
Forever Club." Gorsuch served as president of the club February 2, Trump attended the annual National Prayer
until his graduation in 1985. At the time he was attending Breakfast in Washington, DC, which is sponsored by the
the prep school, Gorsuch's mother, Anne Gorsuch, served secretive Fellowship Foundation led for decades by the 88-
as the administrator of the Environmental Protection year old Douglas Coe. The foundation traces its origins to
Agency under Ronald Reagan. a Seattle Methodist minister named Abraham Vereide,
who advanced anti-labor fascist politics in the post-World
Gorsuch entry in the 1985 Georgetown Prep School War I years. Vereide's anti-union and pro-business prayer
yearbook breakfast group, a cover for fascist policy-making, soon
went nationwide.
Anne Gorsuch was a harbinger for the anti-environmental
Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick to head the EPA. As EPA In 1989, Coe, who Hillary Clinton once called her
administrator, Gorsuch attempted to quash the Clean Air "spiritual mentor," said,
Act while she smoked two packs of Marlboros a day. She
died from cancer in 2004. Although the type of cancer was "Hitler, Goebbels and Himmler were three
never disclosed, Gorsuch died at the Aurora Medical men. Think of the immense power these
Center in Aurora, Colorado, which has top ratings for lung three men had... But they bound
cancer treatment. themselves together in an agreement . . .
Jesus said, 'You have to put me before
The Fascism Forever Club was billed as an anti-faculty other people. And you have to put me
group opposed to what it considered were "left-wing" before yourself.' Hitler, that was the
faculty members. demand to be in the Nazi party. You have
to put the Nazi party and its objectives
ahead of your own life and ahead of other
people."

On the day "Punxsutawney Phil," the Pennsylvania


groundhog, predicted six more weeks of winter, Trump sat
with hundreds of creepy right-wing followers of Coe in the
ballroom of the Washington Hilton Hotel. They include
senators, U.S. representatives, ambassadors, corporate
executives, and leaders of foreign nations.

Gorsuch's 1988 Columbia graduation yearbook, in which Gorsuch


extols Kissinger's infamous quote about the illegal and the
Trump's nomination of Gorsuch is reminiscent of President
unconstitutional Nixon's nomination of William Rehnquist to the Supreme
Court in 1972. Two years earlier, Nixon ordered the White
In his graduation yearbook at Columbia University in House guards to wear ornamental Prussian military-style
1988, Gorsuch's photograph is shown alongside his hats, something befitting Nixon's "imperial presidency,"
favorite quote, one made by Henry Kissinger on August which ultimately led to his resignation over the Watergate
29, 1967: scandal. The Prussian hats did not last very long amid
ridicule by the press and late-night TV comedians.
"The illegal we do immediately, the
unconstitutional takes a little longer." Nixon's nomination of Rehnquist shocked many when it
Kissinger made the statement while a was discovered that as a young lawyer in Arizona,
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Rehnquist held views similar to those of the far-right John Legal Counsel at the time. Nixon asked his counsel John
Birch Society: Chief Justice Earl Warren and President Dean about Rehnquist, "Is he Jewish? He looks it." Dean
Dwight Eisenhower were "pinko" leftists, while Associate replied that he was of Scandinavian descent.
Justices William O. Douglas and Hugo Black were
outright "commies." In the late 1950s, Rehnquist was Rehnquist's far-right background did not prevent him from
opposed to desegregation and lamented the fact that whites being confirmed by the Senate as both Associate Justice
and "negroes" might have to "glower at one another" over and, later, as Chief Justice. And, although Gorsuch
integrated lunch counters. For all Rehnquist's far right- admired fascism and Kissinger in his earlier years, that did
wing views, Nixon did not like Rehnquist when he first not prevent the Senate from confirming him unanimously
met him in the White House. The future Chief Justice was on a voice vote as a federal appeals court judge in July
a bureaucratic flunky in the Justice Department's Office of 2006.
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Democrats Fuming
Over Gorsuch Backed Him In 2006
By Cody Derespina
Published February 02, 2017

Debbie Stabenow, Maria Cantwell and Bob


Menendez).

In 2006, Leahy was – as he is now – the ranking member


of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the group tasked with
questioning Gorsuch prior to a full chamber vote. But
Leahy was not present during the session with Gorsuch at
the time. Indeed, the only senator to question him directly
was Republican Lindsey Graham, during testimony that
lasted just 20 minutes, according to official congressional
documents and The Denver Post.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch easily won the
support of top Democratic senators for a lifetime Leahy did, however, submit six written questions, ranging
appointment to the bench ... in 2006. from queries on assisted suicide to consumer class-action
lawsuits and congressional powers.
What a difference a decade makes.
Wyden, D-Ore., was the only other member of the
committee to submit questions, asking Gorsuch mainly
Several of the same senators who helped unanimously
about the legality of a physician aiding a patient in dying
confirm Gorsuch to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in
and Oregon’s assisted suicide law. Gorsuch wrote about
July 2006 are now railing against his nomination by
those topics in his 2006 book “The Future Of Assisted
President Trump to the highest court in the land.
Suicide and Euthanasia.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said


Though Wyden ended up voting for Gorsuch after
Wednesday he has "serious doubts" about Gorsuch. Sen.
receiving the judge’s answers, Wyden cited that Oregon
Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued a scathing statement citing
law Tuesday as one of the reasons he would now oppose
Gorsuch's stance on assisted suicide, and saying nobody
Gorsuch being elevated to the high court.
who believes individual rights are "reserved to the people"
can support his nomination.

But if they have long harbored concerns Gorsuch is


extreme, they didn't much show it in 2006.

Schumer, Wyden and many others were in Congress at the


time of the unanimous voice vote on July 20 of that year.
The record does not reflect who specifically was on the
floor for the 95-0 tally, but it would have included most, if
not all, of the following Senate members that year: “His opposition to legal death with dignity
as successfully practiced in Oregon is
Four former top Obama administration couched in the sort of jurisprudence that
officials (President Barack Obama, Vice justified the horrific oppression of one
President Joe Biden and Secretaries of group after another in our first two
State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry) and centuries,” Wyden said in a statement. “No
12 current Democratic senators (Sens. senator who believes that individual rights
Schumer, Wyden, Dianne Feinstein, are reserved to the people, and not the
Patrick Leahy, Patty Murray, Dick Durbin, government, can support this nomination.”
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Schumer also has been a leading voice of the Gorsuch strong, independent Justice on the Court,”
opposition. Schumer said in a statement.

The change in tone today could reflect the overall hostility


right now among Democratic lawmakers to numerous
Trump appointees, as well as specific concerns about
Gorsuch's judicial body of work since his confirmation to
the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Some of the senators now voicing skepticism also may still


be smarting over majority Republicans blocking then-
President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee
Merrick Garland last year. Leahy nodded at Garland in his
statement on Gorsuch, saying:

“From my initial review of his record, I


question whether Judge Gorsuch meets
the high standard set by Merrick Garland.”

“Judge Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday
corporations over working people, noted the dozen sitting Democrats who once backed
demonstrated a hostility toward women’s Trump's nominee.
rights, and most troubling, hewed to an
ideological approach to jurisprudence that “He’s a widely respected jurist who
makes me skeptical that he can be a deserves the nomination to be voted upon,”
Spicer said.
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US Eases Sanctions Against Russia
By Tyler Durden
Feb 2, 2017 12:13 PM

Just moments ago, when reporting on the latest Putin Also related to “transactions necessary and
comment involving the recent flaring up of violence in ordinarily incident to comply with rules and
Eastern Ukraine, we said that "the biggest question regulations administered by, and certain
remains unanswered: actions or investigations involving, the
FSB,” according to Treasury website.
what side of the Ukraine-Russian
conflict will the new US State Cited by Tass, Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry
Department under Rex Tillerson side Peskov has declined to make a statement on the United
with, and will Trump slam the alleged States’ decision.
Russian violence as his predecessor
was so quick to do on virtually every "First we need to understand what it is all
single occasion." about," Peskov said. "If we turn to the
rocket engines matter, we will see that our
We may have just gotten the answer, because moments US counterparts never impose sanctions
ago the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets that could damage their own interests."
Control, under Rex Tillerson, posted a Russia-related
general license notice on its website, according to which While this initial de-escalation of sanctions against Russia
US authorities eased sanctions against Russia’s Federal may or may not give John McCain an aneurysm, it will
Security Service - the successor agency to the USSR's certainly lead to a vocal outcries by Democrats and the
KGB - pertaining to licenses and permits for information media against Rex Tillerson - whose proximity to Putin is
technology products in Russia. well-known - and of course, president Trump, accusing
them of immediately going soft on Russia, and leading to
According to the license, even further sanctions elimination between the US and
Russia, thus alienating Europe, whose relations with
"all transactions and activities" with Moscow remain as icy as anything observed under the
participation of the Russian Federal Obama administration.
Security Service, prohibited earlier by
executive orders of the US President, The full Treasury general license notice is on next page.
are authorized with certain exceptions.
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Trump Threatens To Pull U.C. Berkeley Funds After
Violent Protesters Cancel Yiannopoulos Speech
By Tyler Durden
Feb 2, 2017 2:33 PM

In the latest crackdown by less than tolerant liberals "We shut down the event. It was great.
against free speech, on Wednesday night hundreds of Mission accomplished," a protester told
protesters at University of California in Berkeley smashed CNN.
windows, set fires and clashed with police as they forced a
controversial "alt-right" speaker to cancel his appearance
at the liberal-leaning institution.

Two hours before Breitbart News editor Milo


Yiannopoulos was to give a speech at the student union,
protesters tossed metal barricades and rocks through the
building's windows and set a light generator on fire near
the entrance, footage from news outlets showed.

Some 150 "masked agitators" were responsible for the


violence during the otherwise largely peaceful protest of
about 1,500 people, the university said in a statement,
noting that the school "is proud of its history and legacy as
home of the Free Speech Movement" in the 1960s. Many
have expressed curiosity if the masked agitators are the
same ones who tried to provoke violence during Trump's
inauguration and if they are funded by certain financially
endowed "liberal" organizations linked to George Soros.

Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, previously


headed Breitbart News and CNN reported that many of the
protesters voiced opposition to the Republican president.

Police ordered protesters to disperse as the school put the


campus on lockdown. Protesters also tossed bricks and
fireworks at police in riot gear who fired rubber pellets
back at the crowd, according to SFGate.com, a news outlet
in San Francisco.

One protester at Berkeley held a sign that said "No Safe


Space for Racists" while other protesters danced to hip hop
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music, footage from a Facebook Live feed showed. campuses," he said. "They particularly
Protesters later marched along streets near the campus don’t like me."
where some smashed storefront windows and car
windshields while clashing with police, the feed showed. On Thursday morning, in a barrage of tweets that touched
on topics as far ranging as Rex Tillerson, to the death of
Navy SEAL Ryan Owens to the Iran ballistic missile test,
Trump also lashed out at UC Berkley, and hinted that the
university which "does not allow free speech and practices
violence on innocent people with a different point of view"
may see its federal funding yanked.

Yiannopoulos, whose account on Twitter was suspended


last year after he was accused of participating in the online
harassment of an African-American actress, criticized Fox & Friends ran a segment on the protests just before
Trump's tweet, including Milo's comments last night to
"the Left", saying in a statement it was Tucker Carlson. It appears that Trump may have been
"absolutely terrified of free speech and will inspired by this particular segment.
do literally anything to shut it down."

He also said on Fox News that he was evacuated by police


after protesters began throwing rocks and other objects at
the building.

"Obviously it’s a liberal campus so they It was not immediately clear if any algos were confused by
hate any libertarians or conservatives who the Trump tweet and interpreted it as referring to interest
dare to express an opinion on their rates or the Fed's hiking plans.
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Michael Savage Cautions Trump About Inner Circle
'Godfather Of Trumpmania' Says 'Too Much, Too Soon'
February 2, 2017

Savage said he doesn’t have a problem with the fact that


Conway endorsed Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential
primaries. But she chaired a pro-Cruz political action
committee that ran advertisements critical of Trump and
made many statements on cable news shows.

On Feb. 10, for example, said Savage, she stated that


Trump “actually built a lot of his business on the backs of
the little guy,” has a history of “not paying contractors”
and “the little guys have suffered” because of him.
Michael Savage

She also condemned Trump for “hurl[ing] personal


He’s been dubbed “the Godfather of Trumpmania,” but
insults” and using “vulgar” language.
Michael Savage noted on his nationally syndicated radio
show Thursday that he also promised he would hold
Donald Trump accountable if the real estate billionaire “The things that she said about Trump
became president. during the campaign are now being used
against him by Trump’s worst enemies,”
Savage said.
Savage said he’s concerned that Trump’s inner circle is
causing him to move too fast, leading to costly mistakes,
such as the raid on al-Qaida in Yemen, initially planned Conway previously worked for Congressman Jack Kemp,
under Obama, that resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL Sen. Fred Thompson, former Vice President Dan Quayle,
and civilians. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Mike Pence, who
now is Trump’s vice president. She founded The Polling
Company, which consults on Consumer Trends, in 1995
He expressed particular concern about Kellyanne Conway,
and has worked for political opinion research firms.
Trump’s chief counselor and his former campaign
manager, describing her as an “unknown pollster” who
“came along late in the campaign and, by the way, When Trump announced her appointment as counselor in
attacked Trump for a year straight.” December he called her “a trusted adviser and strategist
who played a crucial role in my victory.”
“I think Trump is in danger unless he wakes
up to the fact that those around him may Trump called her out at an inauguration-eve event to praise
not be acting, let us say, in his best her.
interest,” Savage said.
“There is no den she will not go into,”
Savage said Trump is “moving much too fast and on the Trump said. “When my men are petrified to
wrong issues.” go on a certain network I say, ‘Kellyanne
will you go?’ Then she gets on and she just
destroys them. So anyway, thank you,
“He should have started with something
baby. Thank you. Thank you. Be careful.”
less controversial than he did, and he
should have gone a little slower,” said
Savage. Savage, who was inducted into the National Radio Hall of
Fame last year, signed a new multiyear contract with
Westwood One in August.
Savage’s message of borders, language and culture was a
fixture in the campaign, and Trump was a frequent guest
on Savage’s show. Savage has described his latest book, “The Savage Nation” is syndicated across the U.S. by
“Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Cumulus Media in more than 200 markets.
Obama,” as “an architectural plan for Trump.”
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Savage is the author of more than 30 books, including New He holds a master’s degree in medical botany and a second
York Times best-sellers. In 2007, he earned the coveted in medical anthropology. He earned a Ph.D. from the
“Freedom of Speech Award” from Talkers Magazine, University of California at Berkeley in epidemiology and
where he is consistently listed as one of the top talk shows nutrition sciences.
in the nation.

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Google Cozies To Trump But Calls For His Impeachment
It Publicly Cozies Up To Trump While Privately
Calling For His Impeachment
By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times –
Thursday, February 2, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: And yet, like any firm, Google needs to make money, and
it’s benefited from peddling soft influence in the nation’s
Google, or rather its parent company Alphabet, got used to capital. Now that a new sheriff is in town, Google needs to
dominating Washington under President Barack Obama’s at least pretend to play nice — or all be lost.
rule. Perhaps, that’s why they’d like to see President
Donald Trump impeached. Alphabet cut ties with the Podesta Group, the Democratic-
leaning lobbying arm run by John Podesta, the brother of
“Some of us may need to adopt Pence 2017 bumper Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, Bloomberg News
stickers,” Google’s cofounder Sergey Brin joked at a reported. It’s also sponsored GOP outreach parties in
company sponsored anti-Trump protest — the biggest Washington, working with the conservative The
demonstration from a Silicon Valley corporation this week Independent Journal Review to connect with conservative
— in response to Mr. Trump’s controversial immigration lawmakers, The New York Times detailed.
executive order.
In a lengthy Forbes profile on Mr. Trump’s son-in-law
More than 2,000 Google employees attended the protest on Jared Kushnar, Mr. Schmidt lavished on the praise, saying
Monday, with it becoming a trending topic on Twitter with Mr. Kushnar was
the hashtag #GooglersUnite. The rally came 24 hours after
Google donated $2 million to the ACLU and Immigrant “the biggest surprise of the 2016 election,”
Legal Resource Center, to help fight Mr. Trump’s and that “best I can tell, he actually ran the
executive order, which was matched by $2 million in campaign and did it with essentially no
donations from Google employees. resources.”

The week prior, Google lawyers flooded the California But, coming from a man who Mrs. Clinton has described
office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, demanding she oppose as her “longtime friend,” who helped design her
Sen. Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as attorney general. campaign’s voter targeting software, and from a company
that was accused of rigging its search results to favor Mrs.
After investing millions ingraining itself within the Obama Clinton throughout the 2016 contest, all of that may be too
White House, Google is suddenly on the outside looking in much for the Trump team.
with the Trump administration — and it clearly has Google
rattled — protesting Mr. Trump in private, and then Google has denied it ever manipulated its
publicly trying to cozy up with him the next. “autocomplete” function to steer users
toward a search for “Hillary Clinton crime
Eric Schmidt, Google’s former CEO and chair of reform” when searching “Hillary Clinton
Alphabet, has traveled to Trump Tower a least twice to crimes,” and “Hillary Clinton India” instead
meet with the president and his team, but hasn’t made any of “Hillary Clinton indictment.”
real progress.
Still, there’s no doubt, Google’s culture — and profits —
Maybe that’s because last week — before Mr. Trump were deeply rooted within the Obama administration, and
signed his immigration order — Mr. Schmidt told Google would continue under Mrs. Clinton.
employees that the Trump administration is
When Mr. Obama looked to open Cuba, Google was there
“going to do these evil things as they’ve offering to expand internet access. It also jumped into save
done in the immigration area and perhaps the blundering healthcare.gov website, and capitalized on
some others.” providing its fiber into low-income urban neighborhoods.
When Google was the target of a Federal Trade
Commission investigation for anti-competitive practices,
Google’s corporate mantra is “don’t be evil.”
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the government closed the case without any charges — second-largest source of donations by any single U.S.
although similar ones have been made overseas and are company, with Microsoft being number one.
ongoing.
At the Federal Communications Commission, Google
Megan Smith, a former Google vice president, was Mr. seemed to have free reign. It’s currently looking to get into
Obama’s chief technology officer, with the Campaign for the cable set-top box business, as well as get spectrum —
Accountability, a nonprofit watchdog organization, that was reserved for broadcast companies — to offer Wi-
identifying 258 more instances of so-called revolving door Fi services.
activity between Google and the Washington
establishment. Johanna Shelton, Google’s director of “It seems that whatever Google wants,
public policy, visited Obama’s White House more than any Google gets from [the FCC],” a broadcast
other corporate lobbyist, the watchdog found. industry lobbyist told TV Newscheck last
year. Another one added: “What’s
Before Mr. Obama took office, Google spent almost no frustrating is this gut reaction among
money trying to peddle political influence, now it’s a regulators that if Google says something,
behemoth. It spent more than $15 million in lobbying in it’s good, but if a traditional media company
2016, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, says something, it’s questionable.”
compared with $2.8 million in 2008. During Mr. Obama’s
2012 reelection campaign, Google employees were the Well, all of that may be ending.
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Media Launches "Full Frontal"
Cover Attack On Trump Administration
By Tyler Durden
Feb 2, 2017 5:55 PM
Notice a theme here?
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
-(Insert hastily drafted, legally dubious, economically destabilizing executive order here

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TIME - Steve Bannon, The Great Manipulator

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The Economist - An insurgent in the White House

Just lucky that America voted for this man  Cover what matters in people’s lives and provide
through the constitutionally-defined them the facts they need to make better decisions.
electoral process and that a majority of  Get out into the country and learn more about how
Americans agree with his executive orders. people live, what they think, what helps and hurts
them, and how the government and its actions
Perhaps these magazines above should follow Reuters appear to them, not to us.
lead:

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Democrats Plot Protests At Trump's Speech To Congress;
Will "Refuse To Shake Hands"
By Tyler Durden
Feb 2, 2017 11:36 AM

The sore losers of the Left, after refusing to attend Trump's chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus; Judy Chu
inauguration, have apparently decided to double down on (Calif.), head of the Congressional Asian Pacific American
their childish behavior by plotting a number of protests at Caucus; and David Cicilline (R.I.) and Jared Polis (Colo.),
Trump's upcoming address to Congress. According to The the co-chairman of the LGBT Equality Caucus.
Hill, House Democrats are rallying behind a plan to make
the newly-elected President's first address to Congress as Unfortunately, the childish behavior doesn't end there as
uncomfortable as possible by inviting guests they say will other Representatives are encouraging Democrats to avoid
be harmed by his policies, including ethnic minorities, shaking hands with Trump as he walks down the aisle to
LGBT people, undocumented immigrants and the take the podium.
disabled.
“It is our hope that their presence in the Some liberals are also eyeing another form of protest
House Gallery will remind President during the speech: When Trump walks down the center
Trump that he is not the arbiter of aisle of the House chamber on the way to the dais, they’re
patriotism,” reads the letter. “This hoping no Democrats scramble to get in the picture for the
country belongs to all of us, and his traditional handshake.
rhetoric of intolerance will not stand.”
“We want to send a strong message to the “We have to have a higher standard,”
[president] that he cannot push these Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said.
communities aside, and he cannot change “For sure I will not be nearby,” Rep.
the fabric of this country,” they wrote. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) echoed.
"Instead of celebrating the very diversity
that makes our country a beacon of Of course, the sore losers of the left argue that their
inclusion and equality, he has chosen to protests are justified because Trump’s campaign rhetoric
vilify, bully and alienate women, has been combative from the very start, and he’s brought
immigrants, people of color, people with that approach with him to the White House.
disabilities, and people of differing
faiths,” the Democrats wrote in their letter. That said, we wonder whether those
“His rhetoric emboldens those who seek a same sore losers would admit that
scapegoat for the challenges this country Obama telling Republicans they would
faces.” have to "sit in the back of the bus" was
also "combative?" Also, who was it that
Amazing that Trump was able to launch a full assault on said, "elections have consequences and
such an overwhelming percentage of the population yet I won?"
still win a national election.

The protests were organized by a group of liberal


representatives who drafted a letter urging other House
members to invite defiant guests to the speech scheduled
for February 28th. The authors of the letter include Reps.
Jim Langevin (R.I.), who was shot accidentally as a teen
and became the first quadriplegic to serve in Congress;
Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.), head of the
Congressional Hispanic Caucus; Cedric Richmond (La.),
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Here Is The "Open Letter" Google, Apple, Facebook And
Others Are Sending To Donald Trump
By Tyler Durden
Feb 2, 2017 9:28 AM

In the backlash over Trump's executive order on


immigration, Alphabet, Apple, Facebook, Uber, Stripe, The letter ends by asking President Trump to use the
CPG and various manufacturing companies have penned a companies as
letter opposing U.S. President Trump’s travel ban, ReCode
reported overnight. "a resource to help achieve immigration
policies that both support the work of
The letter stresses that the executive order's blanket American businesses and reflect American
"suspension" - it avoids the word "ban" - is "not the right values."
approach" to strengthening national security. The letter
also argues in favor of supporting the DACA program. The The full draft of the letter is below, courtesy of ReCode:
goal is to publish the open letter this week, said one of the
people, who asked not to be identified because the Dear President Trump,
discussions are private. Changes are still being made to the
document, and it’s possible it may not be released.
Since the country’s birth, America has been the land of
opportunity — welcoming newcomers and giving them the
"We share your goal of ensuring that our chance to build families, careers and businesses in the United
immigration system meets today’s security States. We are a nation made stronger by immigrants. As
needs and keeps our country safe," said a entrepreneurs and business leaders, our ability to grow our
draft of the letter. companies and create jobs depends on the contributions of
"We are concerned, however, that your immigrants from all backgrounds.
recent Executive Order will affect many
visa holders who work hard here in the We share your goal of ensuring that our immigration system
United States and contribute to our meets today’s security needs and keeps our country safe. We
country’s success.” are concerned, however, that your recent executive order will
affect many visa holders who work hard here in the United
The draft, noted by Bloomberg, also states that "our States and contribute to our country’s success. In a global
nation’s compassion is part of what makes it exceptional," economy, it is critical that we continue to attract the best and
and continues by offering to help the administration come brightest from around the world. We welcome the changes
up with ways to set up thorough screening while avoiding your administration has made in recent days in how the
a complete suspension to U.S. refugee programs. The Department of Homeland Security will implement the
companies also offer aid in resolving the status of the executive order, and we stand ready to help your
750,000 so-called "Dreamers," undocumented immigrants administration identify other opportunities to ensure that our
brought to the U.S. as children and governed by the employees can travel with predictability and without undue
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The delay.
program, created by former President Barack Obama in
2012, has allowed more than 700,000 people to obtain Our nation’s compassion is a part of what makes it
renewable two-year work permits. exceptional, and we are committed to helping your
administration identify approaches for thorough
The companies note that they hire screening without a blanket suspension of admissions
under the U.S. Refugee Admissions program.
"both thousands of Americans and some of
the most talented people from abroad, who While security and vetting procedures can and should always
work together to help our companies be subject to continuous evaluation and improvement, a
succeed and expand our overall blanket suspension is not the right approach.
employment."
Similarly, we stand ready to identify ways of helping to
achieve your stated goal of bringing clarity to the future of the
750,000 Dreamers in this country under the protections of the
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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in a help our companies succeed and expand our overall
way “that will make people happy and proud.” Removing employment. As you contemplate changes to the nation’s
these protections by barring renewals would effectively end complex and interconnected immigration policies, whether
the program and eliminate the ability for these Dreamers to business and employment-based visas, refugees or DACA,
work and live without the fear of deportation. we hope that you will use us as a resource to help achieve
immigration policies that both support the work of American
The business community shares your commitment to growing businesses and reflect American values.
the American economy and expanding job creation across the
country. We hire both thousands of Americans and some of At least this draft contained no reference to any proposed H1-
the most talented people from abroad, who work together to B visa changes by the Trump administration.

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Review of Politics, Economics, Constitution, Law and World Affairs by Attorney and Doctor Orly Taitz

Contact President Trump,


Urge An Executive Order Stripping Sanctuary Berkley Of Federal Funds,
Bring Federal Charges Of Hate Crimes Against Leftist-Fascists Who
Pepper Sprayed And Beat Up Unconscious Republican Students And Who
Committed Arson, Vandalism And Rioting
Dr. Orly Taitz
February 2, 2017

FIRE OVER MILO AT BERKELEY...

PROTESTERS MOUNT ASSAULT...

Rampaging Students Destroying Campus...

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Trump: 'Nothing Off The Table' On Iran
© AFP 2016/ Brendan Smialowski - US
21:35 02.02.2017(Updated 02:57 03.02.2017)

between Iran and the US, China, France,


the UK, Russia, and Germany.

US President Donald Trump declared in


response to Iran's recent ballistic
missile test that no option including the
military is "off the table."

Trump was asked by reporters Thursday what he might do


after recent Iranian missile tests and the sea-strike
by Houthi rebels against a Saudi ship in the Red Sea.
While Flynn did not specify what exactly was entailed
by the warning to "put Iran on notice," Trump confirmed
Thursday that anything is possible.
German newspaper, Die Welt, wrote on Thursday that Iran
"Nothing is off the table," the President said tested another cruise missile, the "Sumar," in addition to a
when pressed on whether a military option medium-range cruise missile tested on Sunday. Die Welt
hasn't been considered. received the details from undisclosed Germany
intelligence operatives. A US official has confirmed that
Retired Gen. Flynn called out Iran for its "destabilizing Sunday's missile launch traveled some 630 miles
behavior" and said that Trump has "severely criticized" the before exploding. Iranian defense officials said the test was
Obama's nuclear arms deal with Tehran. The National a success.
Security adviser hinted that "Iran is now feeling
emboldened" due to "weak and ineffective" negotiations Tehran does not need a license from "any
with Iran. Trump is contemplating "a whole range country to defend itself," Velayati said. "The
of options," including harsher economic sanctions, an American government will understand that
administration official said. threatening Iran is useless," he noted.

A top Ayatollah aide slammed the On January 20, the White House updated its website
“inexperienced” US President over to indicate that a "state-of-the-art" missile defense system
“useless” threats issued by National for adversaries Iran and North Korea would be a top
Security Adviser Michael Flynn priority for the Trump administration.
on Wednesday. Flynn made a highly
unusual appearance at the White House
As part of Trump's promise to put "America
media briefing to "put the Iran on notice."
first," the US will "pursue the highest level
“This is not the first time an inexperienced of military readiness," the White House
person has threatened Iran,” said Ali Akbar said. America will need "every asset at its
Velayati, senior adviser to Grand Ayatollah disposal" to fulfill Trump's vow that "We
Sayyed Ali Khamenei. Tehran has cannot allow other nations to surpass our
continued testing nuclear-capable missiles military capability."
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Billionaire Financier Soros
Continues To Fund Anti-Trump Protests
© Flickr/ Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung - US
22:04 02.02.2017(Updated 04:20 03.02.2017)

as well as a former Kansas City, Missouri,


police officer, recently told Sputnik News.

The source of funding for this unrest is important to note,


as organizations affiliated with the billionaire have been
deeply connected to color revolutions and political
uprisings across the globe, including Arab Spring. This
point has led many to question what his end goal is for the
US, where heavily-funded protests are raging on over a
fair and free election.

Despite media representing protests “Soros is effectively the puppet-master


against US President Donald Trump as pulling most of the strings in Kiev. Soros
grassroots spontaneous uprisings, Foundation’s Ukraine branch, International
there is actually a significant amount of Renaissance Foundation (IRF), has been
money being spent on special interest involved in Ukraine since 1989. His IRF
groups to keep the disruptions doled out more than $100 million
happening. to Ukrainian NGOs two years before the fall
of the Soviet Union, creating the
As we previously reported, billionaire financier George preconditions for Ukraine’s independence
Soros has provided funding to at least 56 of the “partner” from Russia in 1991. Soros also admitted
organizations, including National Resource Defense to financing the 2013-2014 Maidan Square
Council and Planned Parenthood, on the Women’s March protests that brought the current
on DC. MoveOn.org has also been consistently organizing government into power,” a report in the
and calling for protests, and shocker, is also financed New Eastern Outlook journal explained
by Soros.While protesters themselves may not always be in 2015.
“paid” in any monetary way, the organizations often
provide them with legal aid, housing, food, or other These “democracy-building” projects have been used,
comforts to encourage protest or other activities that fit much like the Clinton Foundation in Haiti, to line Soros’
their agenda. own pockets.
“There’s kind of a tradition of paid
protesters. That’s not a job per say, “Make no mistake that the events you’re
but special interest groups have funds, they seeing transpire nationwide are being
are somewhat quite organized. They will orchestrated in part by a billionaire political
pay people to protest in support of an elite class that is looking to subvert the will
issue. They provide attorneys, they provide of the American people by attempting
places for them to stay, they rent houses, to foment a new American revolution.
they provide medics for them,” David Soros’ formula has been duplicated
Carter, professor of the School of Criminal in numerous nations, and it looks as if he
Justice and director of the Intelligence now has the US in his sights as the next
program at Michigan State University, target,” the Free Thought Project wrote
of Soros meddling in November 2016.
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Artists Around The World Respond
To Donald Trump Becoming USA’s President
Creative Minds Are Illustrating What Many Are Feeling As They
Contemplate A Donald Trump Presidency

The dust of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election is just Regardless of your thoughts on America’s President, the
beginning to settle, and as it does, artists around the world unique and artistic ways people are depicting on Donald
are illustrating what many are feeling as they contemplate Trump’s successful campaign are not to be missed.
a Donald Trump presidency. The business tycoon’s
policies apparently won over a large percent of the United Following are 40+ caricatures created by artists around
States, but there are many around the world who are not the world, who have more to ‘say’ about his status of
looking forward to witnessing what results from his President than can be put into words:
leadership, due to the many brash, bigoted, and ruthless
statements he’s made in the past.

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John McCain Urges President Trump To Escalate Conflict
In Ukraine, By Sending Lethal Weapons
To Neo-Nazi Forces
Alex Christoforou
February 3, 2017

Syria, and Iraq, all he has to do is look


in a mirror.
McCain and his warmongering collection of
neocons are the problem. The sooner
McCain leaves the Senate, the better off
the US will be and the safer the world
will be.
McCain is personally responsible for much
of the mess in Ukraine. He has blood on
Senator John McCain is calling on President Trump to send lethal
aid to Ukraine.
his hands.
By the way, is there any doubt McCain
Let’s not forget that Senator John McCain was on the preferred Hillary over Trump?
ground in Kiev, rubbing shoulders with neo-nazi elements
overthrowing a democratically elected government in
Ukraine in 2014.

Can you imagine a Russian member of parliament roaming


the streets of a Black Lives Matter protest, holding private
meetings with anti-government elements in an effort to
overthrow the US government.

Here is John McCain with his neo-nazi friends, speaking to


the Maidan crowds, openly calling for the violent
overthrow of the democratically elected government…

Via MishTalk…

This bit of asininity just came in from


McCain: Send Weapons to Ukraine.
McCain also repeated idiotic comments on
Russian interference in the US election.
If McCain wants to understand the
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since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014. Russia
has denied backing the separatists, but Western officials
have said otherwise.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has blamed Ukrainian


troops for the latest violence.

Under the annual defense policy bill, the U.S. president


already has the authority to send lethal aid to Ukraine such
Via The Hill… as weapons and ammunition. Former President Barack
Obama opted not to use the authority, instead sending non-
“In the first of what will be many tests for lethal aid, such as economic assistance.
your new administration, Russia and its
proxy forces launched attacks against But McCain, a staunch Russia hawk, urged Trump to use
Ukrainian forces this week, killing at least the authority given to him by Congress.
seven Ukrainian soldiers and wounding
dozens more,” McCain wrote in a letter to
Trump released Thursday. “Vladimir Putin’s violent campaign to
destabilize and dismember the sovereign
“That this surge of attacks began the day nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and
after he talked with you by phone is a clear until he meets a strong and determined
indication that [Russian President] Vladimir response,” wrote McCain, chairman of the
Putin is moving quickly to test you as Senate Armed Services Committee.
commander-in-chief. America’s response
will have lasting consequences.” McCain also reiterated his call for Trump to maintain
sanctions on Russia and impose new ones for Russia’s
Trump has expressed hope at improving relations with interference in the U.S. election.
Russia and on Saturday spoke with Putin for the first time
since Inauguration Day in what was described by the Failing to provide more help to Ukraine, McCain said,
White House as a “positive call” that “was a significant risks the country’s sovereignty and American credibility.
start to improving the relationship.”
“Ukrainians are not asking Americans to do
The call included discussion of “the main aspects of the their fighting,” McCain said. “Nearly 10,000
Ukrainian crisis,” according to the Kremlin statement Ukrainians have died to protect their
about the call, though the White House statement did not homeland and many more are serving and
mention Ukraine. have sacrificed for the cause of a free and
united Ukraine. But America does have a
On Sunday, violence flared in the Avdiivka-Yasynuvata proud history of helping free people to
area and was described by some as the worst escalation defend themselves.”
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Trump To Sign Executive Orders
Undoing Dodd-Frank, "Fiduciary Rule"
By Tyler Durden
Feb 3, 2017 10:41 AM

On Friday, President Donald Trump plans to sign an “Americans are going to have better
executive action to scale back the 2010 Dodd-Frank choices and Americans are going to have
financial-overhaul law, in a sweeping plan to dismantle better products because we’re not going to
much of the regulatory system put in place after the burden the banks with literally hundreds of
financial crisis. The order won't have any immediate billions of dollars of regulatory costs every
impact. But it directs the Treasury secretary to consult with year,” White House National Economic
members of different regulatory agencies and the Financial Council Director, and former Goldman
Stability Oversight Council and report back on potential president, Gary Cohn said in an interview
changes. with The Wall Street Journal. “The banks
are going to be able to price product more
"There are quite a few things that we could efficiently and more effectively to
do on Dodd-Frank ... that we think will have consumers.”
fairly immediate and dramatic impact," the
official said, including personnel changes at
regulatory agencies and additional
executive orders.

That likely includes a review of the CFPB, which vastly


expanded regulators' ability to police consumer products
— from mortgages to credit cards to student loans. Trump
administration officials, like other critics, argue Dodd-
Frank did not achieve what it set out to do and portray it as
an example of massive government over-reach.

Trump will also sign a presidential memorandum Friday


that instructs the Labor Department to delay implementing
the so-called "fiduciary rule" - an Obama-era rule that A senior White House official outlined the measures in a
requires financial professionals who charge commissions background briefing with reporters Thursday. "We think
to put their clients' best interests first when giving advice that they have exceeded their authority with this rule and
on retirement investments. The "fiduciary rule" was aimed we think this is something that is completely
at blocking financial advisers from steering clients toward overreaching," the official told reporters at a briefing on
investments with higher commissions and fees that can eat Thursday.
away at retirement savings.
Trump pledged during the campaign to repeal and replace
The retirement advice rule was issued by the Obama the law, which also created the Consumer Financial
administration and was set to take effect in April. It has Protection Bureau.
been staunchly opposed by the financial services industry,
who argue the rule limits retirees' investment choices by "Dodd-Frank is a disaster," Trump said
forcing asset managers to steer them to the lowest-risk earlier this week during a meeting with
options. Opponents of the rule argued that the rule would small business owners. "We're going to be
result in high costs that will ultimately make small doing a big number on Dodd-Frank."
accounts unprofitable. While some lawsuits were filed
against the rule, companies like Bank of America Corp's
Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley had announced plans to Cohn said the actions are intended to pave the way for
cooperate with the rule. The Labor Department had additional orders that would affect the postcrisis Financial
estimated that it could cost firms as much as $31 billion Stability Oversight Council, the mechanism for winding
over the next decade to comply. down a giant faltering financial company, and the way the
government supervises big financial firms that aren’t
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traditional banks, often referred to as systemically said existing regulations put in place by
important financial institutions. Dodd-Frank are so sweeping that it is too
hard for banks to lend, and consumers’
More from the WSJ: choice of financial products is too limited.

Trump blamed the political establishment Democrats and consumer groups have pushed for tighter
and Wall Street banks for leaving behind controls on banks and other lenders, particularly after the
many Americans and vowed to break up subprime mortgage crisis that helped fuel the global
both. Those promises have already been financial crisis. But Cohn said that many of the postcrisis
called into question as he has filled his rules haven’t solved the problems they were supposed to
administration with members of Congress be addressing. He said, for example, that there still isn’t a
and Wall Street executives, including Mr. solid process to safely wind down the collapse of a giant
Cohn, who retired as president of Goldman faltering financial company or to ensure that those firms
Sachs Group Inc. to join the Trump have access to short-term liquidity.
administration.
Adding to the potentially difficult optics for “I’m not sitting here saying we want to go
Mr. Trump, he will sign the actions on the back to the good old days,” Cohn said. “We
same day he meets with a group of have the best, most highly capitalized
business executives, including J.P. Morgan banks in the world, and we should use that
Chase & Co. Chief Executive James Dimon to our competitive advantage,” he added.
and BlackRock Inc. CEO Laurence Fink. “But on the flip side, we also have the most
Asked about the potential political highly regulated, overburdened banks in
pushback because of his Wall Street past, the world.”
Mr. Cohn said the administration’s goal of
deregulating financial markets “has nothing Cohn also laid out a road map for how the Trump
to do with Goldman Sachs.” administration plans to target new financial rules. He said
the Treasury Department would lead an effort to overhaul
“It has nothing to do with J.P. Morgan,” he mortgage-finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
said. “It has nothing to do with Citigroup. It which were put into government conservatorship after the
has nothing to do with Bank of America. It crisis. He also said that the White House wouldn’t need a
has to do with being a player in a global change in the law to redirect the mission of the Consumer
market where we should, could and will Financial Protection Bureau, created by the 2010 law and
have a dominant position as long as we which governs things like mortgage and credit-card rules.
don’t regulate ourselves out of that.” (Please see related article on B10.)

The changes Cohn described are sure to face a fight from He suggested the White House could influence the mission
consumer groups and Democrats, who say postcrisis of the bureau, set up as an independent agency, by putting
regulations are protecting average borrowers and investors a new person at its helm to replace Richard Cordray, the
from abusive practices, while making the financial system agency’s director. Asked about potential changes at the
more resilient and bailouts less likely. agency, he said, “Personnel is policy.”

This path also may create political problems for Mr. ***
Trump, whose campaign was successful in swaths of the
Midwest where homeowners were hit hardest by the
housing crash sparked by the financial crisis. Trump said repeatedly during the presidential campaign
that the Dodd-Frank overhaul law was preventing banks
from lending, which he said made it harder for consumers
Meanwhile, asked about the potential political pushback to access credit and get the economy to grow. Financial
because of his Wall Street past, in his WSJ interview Cohn analysts have had mixed views on this assessment. Some
said the administration’s goal of deregulating financial believe that low demand from consumers has hurt the
markets “has nothing to do with Goldman Sachs.” ability of banks to lend, and low interest rates have hurt the
returns banks make on these loans. But smaller banks have
“It has nothing to do with J.P. Morgan,” he said they are dealing with a crush of new regulations
said. “It has nothing to do with Citigroup. It spurred by Dodd-Frank, something regulators have
has nothing to do with Bank of America. It struggled to address.
has to do with being a player in a global
market where we should, could and will Cohn didn’t specify how all of these regulations should be
have a dominant position as long as we rewritten, but he said that financial markets have made
don’t regulate ourselves out of that.” Cohn their own corrections and that the environment that fueled
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the financial crisis no longer existed. He said, for example, “We don’t want to do it an unregulated
that even if mortgage restrictions are rolled back, it doesn’t way,” he said. “We want to do it in a smart,
mean that there would be another boom in the subprime regulated way.”
lending market. That is because, he said, those loans can’t
be securitized and sold like they were before the financial Translation: we want our bubble, we want to be able to
crisis because the market for those products isn’t the same. securitize, package and sell it, we want to offload risky
exposure to momentum-chasing retail investors and,
potentially, widows and orphans.
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Trump Ghost Looms Over EU
Summit As Leaders Push Back
By Patrick Donahue And John Follain
February 3, 2017, 5:13 AM CST February 3, 2017, 6:39 AM CST

U.S. President Donald Trump loomed over a better we can maintain our trans-Atlantic
Mediterranean gathering of European leaders, who used relationship.”
the meeting Friday to hit back at the new administration
that has upended trans-Atlantic relations by dismissing the U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, the EU leader who has
European Union’s validity. met with Trump, briefed the group on the new
administration, along with Merkel and Hollande, who have
“It is unacceptable that there be, through a spoken with him by phone. As British and EU negotiators
certain number of statements by the brace for Brexit, Merkel and May were locked in
president of the United States, a pressure conversation as the leaders made their way to Valletta’s
on what Europe must be or what it must not baroque St. John’s Co-Cathedral, home to Caravaggio’s
be,” French President Francois Hollande masterpiece, "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist."
told reporters Friday at the EU summit in
Valletta, Malta. Defending Europe

As the EU grapples with the region’s biggest migration The German leader, who has emerged as the bloc’s pre-
crisis since World War II, Britain’s impending exit and eminent counterweight in defending Europe’s liberal,
how to hold the group together in an increasingly uncertain democratic order, last week condemned Trump’s executive
world, several leaders showed themselves annoyed by the order halting the influx of refugees and blocking
new U.S. president’s biting remarks about the viability of immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries
the EU project, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this into the U.S. Heading into an election year, Merkel is
year. likely to be pressured to take a tougher stance with Trump
as her Social Democratic challenger enjoys a sharp boost
Laying bare the tensions, Ted Malloch, who says he’s been in polls.
interviewed for the role of U.S. ambassador to the EU,
lashed out at the 28-member bloc in an interview with Trump “is playing with the security of the Western world,”
Bloomberg TV on Friday. Following Trump’s lead, he Martin Schulz, Merkel’s opponent in the September
encouraged other member states to hold referendums election, told Spiegel Online.
similar to the U.K., which voted last year to leave the bloc.
In Malta, European Commission President Jean-Claude
‘Overly Complex’ Juncker said the EU is not “threatened” by Trump, “but I
The EU “is an overly complex fairly bloated do think there’s room for explanations because sometimes
bureaucratic organization,” Malloch said. I have the impression that the new administration does not
“Its ambitions have basically overstepped know the European Union in detail,” he told reporters.
its capabilities, so the question really is
what the European member states want to Other leaders were less diplomatic. Austrian Chancellor
see for that European Union.” Christian Kern tied the influx of more than a million
refugees into Europe over the past two years to U.S.
As the presidents and prime ministers filed into the Grand military incursions in the region.
Master’s Palace in the capital Valletta for their first
meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a “There’s no doubt America shares a
calmer tone, urging the leaders to more forcefully tackle responsibility for the refugee flows,” Kern
the EU’s problems in defining any new relationship with said.
the U.S.
Dalia Grybauskaite, the president of Lithuania, which
“Europe has its own destiny in its hands,” borders Russia and has taken a dim view of Trump’s
Merkel told reporters. “The clearer we are, friendlier relations with the Kremlin, wryly noted the
how we define our role in the world, the president’s penchant for taking to Twitter for policy
pronouncements.
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“With tweet diplomacy we don’t need any told Bloomberg Television.
bridges, so we just tweet," Grybauskaite
.

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Mainstream Media Doubles Down On Hypocrisy: Opposing
Trump Is ‘Necessary,’ But Opposing Obama Was Treason
By: Robert Jonathan
Date: February 03, 2017

This is the same Trump-attacking mainstream media


fakestream media (as Health Ranger Mike Adams calls it)
that now portrays Romney and John McCain as respected
statesman after unmercifully trashing both in the prior to
election cycles.

This ties in to the video embedded below created by


HeatStreet which exposes the hypocrisy of the fakestream
media in the way it covered the Tea Party during the
Obama administration.

According to various reports, left-wing billionaire George


Remember when the Democrat-media complex went
Soros help bankroll the Women’s March in Washington,
bananas because then-presidential candidate Donald
D.C. the day after Inauguration Day (the event where
Trump refused to commit in advance to accepting the
Madonna dropped F-bombs as well as telling the crowd of
results of the election?
her thoughts about blowing up the White House now that
Donald Trump has moved in).
His caution was understandable, given the primitive
registration, absentee ballot, and in-person voting
With Madonna as one example, it’s ironic, isn’t it, given
procedures currently in effect in our country that makes the
the edgy way celebrities generally behave on and off
process wide-open to fraud, especially in those states
camera, that they would denounce Trump for the
where photo ID is not required or where Obama-appointed
freewheeling, politically incorrect manner in which he
judges have blocked voter ID laws from going into effect.
conducts himself?
After the election, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Green
While Trump — a former Democrat and independent who
Party standard-bearer Jill Stein and their operatives all of a
ran for president as a Republican — regularly mixed with
sudden concluded that raising questions about the outcome
celebrities, and they with him, during his high-visibility
was no longer un-American. For reasons known only to
career in and out of show business, that was then and this
herself, moreover, Stein never sought a recount in states
is now.
that Clinton narrowly won.
Like their counterparts in the group-thinking liberal
During this time, amnesia overcame the media about their
corporate media echo chamber, many in the stage and
previous outrage over the very idea of contesting the
screen industry apparently are still having trouble coming
election. President Trump has properly described the
to grips with the final results of election 2016, perhaps
media as the “opposition party.”
because of the mainstream news media’s reliance on
flawed polling data rather than reporting about facts on the
Against this backdrop, recall that Obama and his fawning ground.
media entourage ridiculed Mitt Romney when the 2012
GOP hopeful warned about Russia’s intentions. Yet for the
The Women’s March received glowing, uncritical
past six months or so, the Democrats and their journalistic
coverage for patriotically speaking truth to power and
sycophants have behaved like they can’t wait to launch
whatnot, and perhaps much of it was deserved on free
World War 3 against Russia for supposedly interfering in
speech grounds, although the unconventional headgear
the election through email hacking. Their saber rattling
worn by some of the marchers may have been unseemly.
against Putin seems to have finally faded with the Trump
controversy du jour taking its place.
In contrast, the Tea Party was actually an organic
movement. It was comprised of ordinary people like those
next door or down the block who loved their country and
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the U.S. Constitution (including the provision in the First
Amendment that protects the right to peacefully assemble,
just like for those participating in the Women’s March),
and were rallying for lower taxes and a smaller
government.

According to the mainstream media at the time, however,


the Tea Party was a hate-filled bunch of treasonous racists
who sought to de-legitimize Obama.

Bottom line: The reporting on the Tea Party by the media


was fake news before fake news was cool.
Parenthetically, Dilbert creator Scott Adams, who long
predicted an election win by “master persuader” Donald
Trump, has come up with a drinking game for each time
CNN, a.k.a. the Clinton News Network, describes the
Trump administration as being engulfed in chaos.

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With A Stroke Of The Pen, Donald Trump Will Wave
Goodbye To The Dodd Frank Act
By Editor
February 3, 2017

Dodd-Frank should be overhauled however. It is a real


burden on small banks and encourages large banks to
become even larger so that they achieve “too big to fail”
status. Just for instance.

(From Forbes)

Presently, banks exceeding $10 billion in


assets are subjected to increased
oversight, and those with $50 billion in
assets can be deemed a systemically
important financial institution and put under
exams administered by the Federal
Reserve such as stress tests. A day after
the election, Tom Michaud, CEO of
financial sector investment bank Keefe,
Bruyette & Woods told FORBES he’d like
to see an increase of SiFi designations to
just banks with $250 billion in assets and
above.
The fundamental issue is the existence of the Federal
Reserve and our system of dishonest money. That is Such relief might have a potent impact on Main Street
because it would dramatically reduce overhead costs for
unlikely to be addressed by Trump unfortunately.
small and mid-sized lenders, potentially giving them
greater financial flexibility to make small business and
I sure wish the President had gone with John Allison consumer loans. More broadly, bank CEOs like
formerly of BB&T and CATO at Treasury instead of with JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon have said regulatory relief could
Goldman alum Mnunchin. increase the flow of money into the broader economy.

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Now that Trump’s In Office, Media Suddenly Concerned
with US Military Killing Civilians
Matt Agorist
February 4, 2017

For the last eight years, Peace Prize recipient and


ostensible savior of the free world, Barack Obama, rained What makes the tragedy of this 8-year-old girl killed by
down hell from the sky on brown people across the Middle Trump stand out, however, is the fact that Obama killed
East. Obama far exceeded his predecessor, George W. her older brother and her father — who were both US
Bush, in the use of drone strikes, killing more civilians citizens — who were extrajudicially murdered without
than ever before and aiding in the creation and growth of trial.
worldwide terror.
As the Free Thought Project reported last month, below
On top of this warlord president receiving the Peace Prize, are just a handful of the civilian slaughters that took place
in his final days in office, Barack Obama was ironically under Obama.
given the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished
Public Service “as a token of appreciation for his service In July 2016, over 100 civilians were killed in multiple
as commander in chief” at a farewell ceremony on January U.S. airstrikes in the town of Manbij, inlcuding 77 in one
4. The medal is the highest honorary award at the attack. One of the U.S. airstrikes hit a children’s hospital.
Department of Defense and is presented by the Secretary
of Defense. Dozens of civilians were killed by U.S. bombs in Daquq,
Iraq while attending a funeral in an area where there was
In his last year alone, Obama authorized the United States said to be no ISIS presence.
military to drop more than 26,000 bombs in 7 countries,
according to an estimate by the Council on Foreign The U.S. bombed two hospitals in the same month, in the
Relations. During the prior year, the numbers were similar. same city during operations in Mosul, Iraq. Both attacks
caused an unknown number of civilian deaths.
An estimated 50,000 bombs in only 24 months fell onto
houses, churches, schools, and hospitals — all authorized U.S. officials revealed in November 2016 that the military
by the recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize — his supporters, investigated 257 allegations of civilian casualties and
as well as the corporate mainstream media, remained deemed only 31 of them credible, just over 10 percent of
silent. the total.

Fast forward to last weekend. The aforementioned civilian deaths are only during the last
6 months of 2016, and are from Syria, only.
Following in his predecessor’s footsteps, reports from
Yemen indicate that as many as 10 women and children As Trump now takes the helm, the same media who
were killed in a raid authorized by Donald Trump. During covered for Obama’s slaughter in the Middle East, are now
this raid, the 8-year-old granddaughter of Nasser al- all of the sudden interested in exposing that same
Awlaki, who was also the daughter of Anwar Awlaki was slaughter.
shot in the neck and died after suffering for two hours,
according to Nasser al-Awlaki.
When Obama approved a CIA drone strike in Yemen that
killed al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman,
This is the 8-year-old girl killed in US raid in mainstream corporate media was all but silent. The fact
Yemen, Arabic media reports that the president ordered a strike on an American citizen
https://t.co/nPlWh6LqE3 with no due process and killed his teen son in the process
US killed her teen American brother too — was but a blip on the news cycle — including FOX
pic.twitter.com/QP0TsgdIfq News.
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) January
29, 2017
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Now, however, the same Praetorian guard who protected Iran is playing with fire – they don't
Obama and Hillary Clinton during the WikiLeaks fiasco is appreciate how "kind" President Obama
plastering headlines of Trump killing civilians all over the was to them. Not me!
internet.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
February 3, 2017
Of course, this does not lessen the crimes of Trump.
However, what it does do is highlight just how easily And, just like Obama’s supporters did, Trump’s supporters
controlled people are by the media — on both sides. are cheering him on — even the ones who chastised the
left for failing to call out war crimes after Obama took
Those of us who watched this madness unfold in 2009, office.
were blown away by the once ‘antiwar left’ now approving
of torture and extrajudicial killings — literally overnight The fact of the matter is Iran has never caused harm to the
— because their guy was in power. United States. In fact, Iran hasn’t attacked another country
in over 200 years! And somehow, the US considers them a
threat?

No matter how good you thought Trump was or how bad


you thought Obama was, they are merely seat fillers on a
machine beholden to corrupt corporate interests with their
tentacles so far into the government that you can’t tell
where the state ends and the business begins. And, the
media plays right along with it.

Do not think for one minute that the mainstream media has
all of the sudden found their conscience and began to
question war. In fact, it is quite the opposite. The actions
of Trump are now being used to stoke divide in the United
States so people are too busy arguing to notice they are
being fleeced to kill more brown people for profit.

These wars have been the plan since before 9/11 and will
continue until they are defunded and the criminals behind
them exposed — or until, they are finished. But don’t take
When Obama killed children in the Middle East, the right our word for it, listen to 4-start general, and previous
was quick to denounce him while the left continued Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, Wesley Clark.
praising him. Now, the exact same scenario is playing out,
again, right before our eyes.

It is worth noting that 6 out of these 7 countries (with the


exception of Lebanon) identified by Clark in the video
While Trump ran on a platform of demilitarizing the above “to be taken out” are now the object of President
Middle East and concentrating only on ISIS, he’s quickly Trump’s ban on Muslims’ entry to the US: Iraq, Syria,
showing his true intentions. Friday morning, the Somalia, Libya, Sudan, Iran and Yemen — with the US
President’s first Tweet was a threat to Iran. now aiming its sights on Iran.
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Please share this article with your friends and family so being used against them to foster more war and, in turn,
that they may not fall victim to the two-party manipulation more terrorism.

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Buzzfeed Sued For
Defamation Over Trump Dossier 'Fake News'
By Tyler Durden
Feb 4, 2017 7:25 PM

BuzzFeed (as well as editor in chief Ben Smith and former "We have redacted Mr. Gubarev's name
British spy Christopher Steele) faces a new lawsuit over from the published dossier, and
its publication of an unverified dossier of claims against apologize for including it,” BuzzFeed
President Trump and others, McClatchy reported Friday spokesman Matt Mittenthal told POLITICO
evening. In response to the lawsuit, Politico reports that in a statement.
BuzzFeed issued an apology on Friday evening
(presumably admitting to publishing 'fake news'). CNN Money and McClatchy were the first news
organizations to report on the existence of the lawsuit
against BuzzFeed. (You can read Gubarev's full
defamation complaint against Buzzfeed here.)

"Although Buzzfeed and Mr. Smith claim


that they had the dossier in their
possession for weeks prior to its
publication, and despite their claims that
they had four reporters working near full-
time on attempting to verify the claims
made in the dossier, prior to publishing the
Defamatory Article and the dossier, neither
Buzzfeed nor Mr. Smith contacted the
Plaintiffs to determine if the allegations
made against them had any basis in fact,"
the complaint states.

"After the dossier’s publication numerous


McClatchy reports XBT Holdings, a tech firm with journalists (more than 30) contacted Mr.
Russian ties named in the document, is suing over the Gubarev with some even arranging to
January 10 publication of what the suit calls “libelous, travel to Cyprus to discuss the publication
unverified and untrue allegations.” with Mr. Gubarev. During this time, and
up to the present day, neither Buzzfeed
The dossier, which includes nor Mr. Smith contacted the Plaintiffs to
uncorroborated allegations about Trump, determine if the allegations made
claims the Cyprus-based XBT, which is against them had any basis in fact."
owned by Russian tech magnate Aleksej
Gubarev, “had been using botnets and The complaint also states that Gubarev is not a public
porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant figure and that the publication of the dossier has ruined his
bugs, steal data and conduct ‘altering reputation.
operations’ against the Democratic
Party leadership” in 2016. "Plaintiff Aleksej Gubarev, who is
married with three young children is
In response to the lawsuit, Politico notes that BuzzFeed on not, in any way, shape, or form, a public
Friday evening issued an apology and said that it had figure," the complaint states.
redacted Gubarev's name, and the names of his "As a result of Buzzfeed and Mr. Smith’s
companies, from the dossier. reckless publication of defamatory
materials, he has found his personal and

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professional reputation in tatters. His The lawsuit, filed in London and Fort Lauderdale,
wife has found herself a target of online Florida, seeks unspecified damages, according to The
harassment and the family’s personal Hill, and says BuzzFeed’s story has been viewed nearly 6
security has been compromised." millions times.

Although BuzzFeed did not redact Gubarev's name when it


first published the dossier, it did redact the names of a few
other people mentioned in the dossier.
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Enemies Within: President Trump
Is In Extreme Danger
By: Mike Adams
Date: February 04, 2017

the very radicalized John Lewis. Lewis belongs to the


Progressive Caucus which a clear front organization for
the Communist Party as are the other
disloyal Congressmen.

At minimum, I am concerned because these Congressmen


demonstrated that they will not work with this President.
This is troublesome because the Congress and the
President must work together for the good of the country.

At maximum, I am concerned about this development


because questions about these Congressmen are being
asked by my audience with regard to their real motivation.
Many of my readers and viewers are questioning if these
Congressmen want to simply be “out of the blast zone” for
President Trump may have escaped the clutches of
what is coming. In other words they are positioning
Hillary Clinton. But can he escape the danger posed by the
themselves to survive the coup that is coming.
Democratic/Communist Party who are agents of the
globalists and whose main goal is the destruction of the
United States? New Zealand Journalist, Trevor Loudon, documents,
through his new documentary entitled The Enemies
Within) how the Communist Party of the USA itself has
The following comprise the “hit team” who want to take
adopted a stealth plan to achieve revolutionary goals by
him out and subjugate the American people.
decisions made in the 1970s to infiltrate and manipulate
the Democratic Party. Loudon’s newest work documents
Enemies Within how Lewis is a member of several front organizations with
strong ties to the Community Party.
President Trump faces an unthinkable challenge. He is not
only faced with dealing with over 80 Congressmen who “The Communist and Muslim Brotherhood
are members of front organizations for the Communist infiltration plan is to form alliances with the
party and the Muslim Brotherhood, he has many of these radical elements in organized labor in
philosophical traitors to the Republic serving in senior and conjunction with radicals in the African-
mid-level management in the various agencies of the American community and the feminist
Federal government. In other words, the President is movement to establish a progressive
surrounded by traitors who are dedicated to the destruction coalition on the left that could dominate the
of the United States. Their traitors are your enemy whether national political agenda for decades to
you realize it or not! come.”

Please allow me to superficially review how extensive the John Lewis is a member of the Progressive Caucus which
treason to the Republic is. This will be followed up by a is a front group for the Communist Party. Lewis is not
stunning revelation as the end of the article. alone, but his actions and allegiances speak to his lack of
commitment to the Republic and most importantly, the
Treason In Our Midst Constitution of The United States.

Was anyone else bothered by the fact the large body count With these associations and his continual efforts in
of Democratic Congressmen who did not attend the dividing the country, this Congressman should resign. Our
Inauguration. These unpatriotic Congressmen were led by country has reached its saturation point with treason from

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its public officials. Lewis has lost all credibility. Fromer Alikhan, an openly devout Sunni Muslim, has
Congressman, Alan West, has identified 80 of these openly participated in a Muslim Public Affairs
Congressman as belonging to front groups for either the Council fundraiser titled “Be the Change,” in order to
Communist party or the Muslim Brotherhood, or both. support that organization’s leadership-development
programs which openly advocates for the Sharia Law
The Muslim Brotherhood Invasion of DHS and the takeover of the United States. The open support for this
White House Sharia Law intention to overthrow the U.S.
government, on the part of an American citizen, is
illegal. When such an advocate is a Federal employee in
The Deputy Chief of Staff to former Secretary of State a sensitive position this person should disqualify one from
Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin holding sensitive positions within the government.

This section is not about Muslims serving in the White Obama Administration Advisory Council on Faith-Based
House. America has no problem with this so long as they Neighborhood Partnerships, Eboo Patel
uphold their oath to protect and defend the Constitution.
This section is also not about The embarrassed and
disgraced wife of deposed Congressman, Anthony Weiner, If you were on the FBI team vetting Presidential
Huma Abedin, has undeniable family ties to the Muslim appointees, would you grant your seal of approval to the
Brotherhood. In an interview with FrontPageMag, anti- grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder, Siraj
Islamist activist and author Walid Shoebat explained that Wahhaj, who was named as a co-conspirator in the 1993
Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, is and was deeply World Trade Center bombing and who has defended the
involved with the Muslim Brotherhood and that Huma’s convicted WTC bombers. Well, somebody thought Eboo
brother, Hassan, is on the board of the Oxford Centre For Patel, the man in question would make a splendid member
Islamic Studies (OCIS) where he is a fellow and partners of Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based
with other board members including “Al-Qaeda Neighborhood Partnerships.
associate, Omar Naseef and the notorious Muslim
Brotherhood leader Sheikh Youssef Qaradawi; both have Additionally, Patel, himself, spoke at a Muslim Students
been listed as OCIS Trustees.” Has the FBI stopped vetting Association and ISNA Convention, while appearing on a
Federal governmental employees in highly sensitive panel, and also being partnered with Tariq Ramadan.
positions?
Ramadan is the grandson of Siraj Wahhaj, who was named
Department of Homeland Security Deputy Mayor, Arif as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade
Alikhan Center bombing and has defended the convicted WTC
bombers. Wahhaj advocates for the Islamic takeover of
America under the banner of Sharia Law.
In the publication, Discover the Networks, the editors
discuss the background as it relates to highly sensitive
All of these people combined, plus GEORGE SOROS, are
federal agency employment (e.g. DHS) and the Muslim
poised to overthrow this government and the intention, to
terrorist affiliations of Arif Alikhan. Alikhan’s resume is
do so, extends deep into every agency. Obama had 8 years
very impressive.
to plant subversive time bombs.
 “Former deputy mayor of Homeland Security and
State Department Employee, Monika Wesolowski
Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles
 Was responsible for derailing the LAPD’s plan to
monitor activities within the Los Angeles Muslim For the past 72 hours, I have covered the case of State
community Department employee, Monika Wesolowski. Through and
 Was appointed as assistant secretary for the off-handed, unintentional comment, Monika revealed that
Office of Policy Development in Barack Obama’s State Department brochures obfuscate the presence of
Department of Homeland Security in 2009 child-sex trafficking inside the territorial boundaries of the
 Became a Professor of Homeland Security and United States.
Counterterrorism in 2010.”
 Now serving as a distinguished, visiting professor Since I published the two part story about Monika, I have
at the National Defense University. heard from several Federal employees who verify the
aforementioned concern and further, they make claims that
Alikhan was responsible for derailing the LAPD‘s efforts parts of our Federal government are actually involved in
to monitor radical and potentially terrorist activities within facilitating child-sex trafficking and the people’s resources
the city’s Muslim community, where numerous radical are involved.
mosques were known to have provided aid and comfort to
the 9/11 hijackers.
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The Mainstream Media’s Downplaying Of UC Berkeley
Riot Shows Complicity With Left-Wing Violence
By: Don Wrightman
Date: February 04, 2017

The media are complicit when they label the violent riots
as just protests and further downplay the severity when the
right is attacked. What would the left-wing owned media
stories look like if the situation was inverted at Hillary
Clinton’s commencement address at Wellesley College?
That would have also been blamed on right wing bigotry,
homophobia, and racism. There’s no winning against the
leftist media who continue to warp the minds of Americans
into standing up for corrupt globalist interests.
(RELATED: Read MediaFactWatch.com for more news
about the lying left-wing media.)

Milo Yiannopoulos has been attracting violent opposition Donald Trump responded to the recent riots with a threat
crowds at many of his recent speaking events. Several to cease federal funding to the university. A statement
media outlets have been heavily mislabeling him, which from UC Berkeley condemned both Milo’s presence at the
could have helped draw out the angry crowds to his recent university and his perspectives. They called him a troll and
scheduled performances. At a UC Berkeley event, Trump provocateur who aims hate speech at a wide array of
supporters were victims of violent left wing attacks. Fists groups and individuals. The university is essentially
were flying outside of the campus event, where Milo blaming Milo’s opinions and behavior for the violent
supporters were struck with flag poles and stomped while displays against Trump supporters. The worst part is that
they were down. Literal fireworks also added to the many people don’t know or understand what types of
mayhem in efforts to shut down the event. An interviewee discussions actually take place at a Milo event, they just
was also pepper sprayed while speaking with reporters. know they oppose him because the media tells them to.
Something is clearly amiss with both the violent
demonstration against free speech and the aftermath. If you don’t like Milo, the simple solution is to not show
up at his events. The attacks went far beyond just Milo;
Many people on the left-wing are speaking out about the Trump supporters were the prime targets for the rioters. If
attacks, but not in the manner you would expect; they are only the left-wing supporters could realize the façade they
standing up for the attackers. The haters are saying they are fighting for is ultimately designed to work against
don’t condone hate speech, including Berkeley’s mayor them. If funding terrorists, depopulating the planet, and
who condoned the riots as a reaction to hate speech. If only being enslaved by a one-world government sounds
they could realize how hypocritical they are. The appealing to you, then keep on rioting. The media will
mainstream media have been legitimizing these anti-right continue to stand against Donald Trump and his supporters
wing demonstrations for almost two years. (RELATED: every at every chance possible. (RELATED: Find more
Find real news headlines hourly at Censored.news) Donald Trump news at Trump.news)

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Berkeley Mayor Sides With The Unhinged Left-Wing
Terrorists, Blaming Milo For The Violence
By: Don Wrightman
Date: February 04, 2017

This begs the question, were these violent protesters paid


to put on a show? It’s not uncommon for George Soros-
affiliated groups to attend events like this and foolishly
support his atrocious agenda in a harmful manner. The
University released a statement saying the violence was

“instigated by a group of about 150 masked


agitators who came onto campus and
interrupted an otherwise non-violent
protest.”

Who do you think was responsible for organizing that


group of 150 masked men? (RELATED: Find more news
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin failed to recognize the about rioting at Rioting.news)
recent events at the UC Berkeley campus as Left-wing
inspired terrorist attacks against free speech. Arreguin Many police officers allegedly didn’t do their parts to calm
sided with the unruly crowd who used force to intimidate the riots. Arreguin’s statement wasn’t exactly appropriate
other protesters, physically attacking some of them. either. Now Berkeley is at risk of a federal investigation
Rioters also shot fireworks at the building where Milo scrutinizing the way the city dealt with the incident.
Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak. The left-wing Arreguin expressed that Berkeley stands against bigotry,
media continues to mislabel far-right speaker fear-mongering, and violence towards anyone; yet he
Yiannopoulos as a white nationalist, among other falsities. senselessly justified the violence by insisting Milo’s
The brainwashed followers continue to hate on Milo for all presence and perspectives were to blame for the unruly
the wrong reasons. display.

Arreguin released a statement acknowledging that the Yiannopoulos has said he would like an apology,
protesters had damaged property and resorted to violence presumably from both the city and the university, however
in opposition to Milo’s scheduled appearance, albeit he that’s not expected to come any time soon. President
said it was only a “small minority.” Donald Trump condemned the riots and threatened to
cease funding to the university due to their response to the
He also said that the rioters “provided the incident.
ultra-nationalist far right exactly the images
they want to use to try to discredit the vast “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free
majority of peaceful protestors in speech and practices violence on innocent
Berkeley…” people with a different point of view — NO
FEDERAL FUNDS?” tweeted President
Arreguin failed to address that Trump supporters were Trump.
being viciously attacked by leftist Oakland thugs toting
anarcho-communist flags. 1,500 protesters reportedly (RELATED: Read Conservative.news for more
showed up to the UC Berkeley event, ten percent of whom conservative news.)
were reportedly there to incite the riots.
.

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Trump Doubles Down Against Judge's Order: Asks "What
Is Our Country Coming To?"
By Tyler Durden
Feb 4, 2017 3:54 PM

Having earlier slammed the "so-called" judge's decision to


put a temporary nationwide ban on his immigration
executive order, it appears President Trump is doubling
down against the judicial decision...

Adding "Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very


bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our
country. A terrible decision"

But, as we detailed earlier, with the rhetoric rising on


either side, there is only one way this ends.

So get ready for the dramatic showdown, as the fate of


Trump's executive order is soon set to play out inside the
Supreme Court of the United States.

As a reminder, here is the authority that the president has


to make his decision... (hurt feelings or not)

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Judge’s Order To Block
Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban Is Ridiculous
The Judge Is Playing Games. He’s Lying.
By Jon Rappoport
February 5, 2017

He obviously doesn’t like Trump’s immigration travel ban, Next point: The judge made a number of comments to
so he’s cooking up reasons for slapping a temporary justify issuing his the TRO:
restraining order on it.
“The States are likely to suffer irreparable
A freshman in law school could point out holes in those harm in the absence of [my] preliminary
reasons big enough to drive a fleet of trucks through. relief [restraining order].”

On February 3rd, Judge James Robart That is absurd on its face. Irreparable harm? This means
issued his order (Case 2:17-cv-00141-JLR harm that can never be fixed? Come on. The Judge may as
Document 52 Filed 02/03/17 Page 1 of 7): well have said,
he temporarily restrained the federal
government from enforcing Trump’s “I’m biased. I don’t like Trump’s EO and I
immigration travel ban. don’t like him. So when I said ‘irreparable’, I
exaggerated by a few thousand miles. Ha-
The Judge’s order is absurd for several reasons. ha.”

First of all, objections to Trump’s ban were entered into The Judge wrote:
the court by the States of Washington and Minnesota, as
the “injured parties.” But Judge Robart announced his “The EO [Trump’s Executive Order limiting
decision would affect all States—the whole country— immigration] adversely affects the States’
because immigration law must be applied “uniformly” residents in areas of employment,
across the board. education, business, family relations, and
freedom to travel.”
Perhaps, but nowhere is it stated that a temporary
restraining order (TRO) issued by a judge must be applied More fluff, nonsense, and outright deception. Does the
uniformly across the whole country. Judge seriously expect us to believe that the banning of
35,000 more refugees than the 2016 federal cap is going to
Since when is a TRO the same as a law? decimate the States?

Speaking of law, no final legal/constitutional decision has (In his EO, Trump wrote:
been rendered re Trump’s Executive Order on
immigration. It’s still up for grabs. The Judge is just “I hereby proclaim that the entry of more
writing script to suit his bias. than 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017
would be detrimental to the interests of the
The Judge may not like Trump’s ban; clearly, he does not. United States, and thus suspend any such
The Judge may believe the ban will be overturned by a entry until such time as I determine that
higher court because it is unconstitutional. The Judge may additional admissions would be in the
think Trump is committing an immoral act. But all that is national interest.” An NPR political editor
beside the point. The only thing Judge Robart was stated: “For 2016, the cap was 85,000.”
empowered to do was issue a TRO or not issue a TRO. The difference is 35,000.)
Period.
Judge Robart wrote:
Why should he have the right to apply his TRO, not a law,
to the whole of the United States? Maybe he’s a god we “In addition, the States themselves are
haven’t been told about. If so, I’d like to see the evidence. harmed by virtue of the damage…inflicted
upon the operations and missions of their
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public universities…as well as injury to the https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3443747-Admin-
States’ operations, tax bases, and public Response-to-Ferguson-TRO.html
funds.”
4. The Judge’s granting of the temporary restraining order
Same objections as above. Judge Robart is stretching the — and granting it nationwide:
truth to the breaking point. His definition of “harm” and
“irreparable harm” are coming from his private dictionary https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3446391-Robart-
of exaggerations. He’s winging it. Order.html

Case closed. 5. The Feds’ appeal to the 9th Circuit (in San Fransisco) to
restore the Trump immigration ban:
Except it isn’t.
Comment by Washington Post:
A Judge who can take powers not granted to him, who can
invent, out of whole cloth, dire consequences where none “The government argued the district court’s
exist, is hustling the system he’s sworn to defend. injunction on Trump’s ban was ‘vastly
overbroad’ and was ‘accompanied by
Court documents for Case 2:17-cv-00141-JLR: virtually no legal analysis.'”

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/national/the-
1. Exhibit A, Trump’s Executive Order: department-of-justices-appeal-to-restore-the-trump-immigration-
ban/2320/
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3438902-Executive-
Order.html
6. 9th Circuit order denying initial appeal by Feds:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/02/01/2017-
02281/protecting-the-nation-from-foreign-terrorist-entry-into-the- Comment by Washington Post:
united-states
“The 9th Circuit issues its response to an
2. Attorney General of Washington State’s complaint emergency motion filed by the Justice
asking Fed Judge for a temporary restraining order to bar Department to immediately reinstate the
Feds from carrying out Trump’s Executive Order: executive order calling for a travel ban.”
[Note: 9th Circuit schedules the Appeal to
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3442904-TRO- reconvene on Monday, Feb 6.]
Request-Ferguson-v-Trump.html
http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/national/9th-
3. Feds rebuttal to the above: circuit-order-denying-initial-justice-department-
appeal/2321/

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Look At Mainstream Media’s List Of Lies After Just Two
Weeks Of Trump Administration
By DCwhispers
Posted On February 5, 2017

If there was ever any doubt how “blindsided” by the Trump Executive Order that put a
unhinged the Mainstream Media has 90-day pause on immigration from seven designated
become in its desire to damage Donald nations known to harbor and promote terrorism. When
Trump via one false news story after the Homeland Security officials call out the story as patently
other, this list makes that desire all too false, the media largely ignores that information.
clear.
**NBC, once again jumping the gun, runs with its own
There has never been a time in the “security chaos” story linked to what the NYT had
modern-era of American politics where started on the same subject. NBC claims the Trump
the media has been so exposed and Department of Justice “had no input” on the immigration
proven so corrupted by ideological pause/ban executive order. The Trump White House then
bent. Fake News does in fact exist. It’s submits a memo proving notification had been given to the
called the Mainstream Media. DOJ, who then APPROVED the immigration action days
prior to the executive order being signed by President
Trump.

The NBC story continues to be pushed, yet again, by other


media outlets. As for the correct version? Almost
completely ignored.

**Steve Clemons of The Atlantic tweets that the Trump


White House forced the resignation of several Secret
Service officials. This tweet is then re-tweeted thousands
of times and reported on as fact by various news agencies.
The Secret Service then calls out the story as “completely
false” and indicates Mr. Clemons never actually contacted
Remember, this is merely a partial list of the false
anyone from within the agency prior to making his claim.
reporting that has taken place just two weeks into the
Trump administration:
**The Associated Press and CNN falsely claim Trump
threatened to send U.S. troops into Mexico. The report
**NBC claims Trump is easing sanctions on Russia.
was based on a phone call Trump had with Mexico
Story is disseminated thousands of times. When Trump
President Enrique Peña Nieto in which he noted how the
White House provides proof that agreement was actually
Mexican military was having a difficult time dealing with
initiated by the Obama administration, NBC released a
the “bad hombres” in that country and that the U.S.
hardly-seen retraction while other news agencies continue
military would be willing to possibly help. The Trump
to promote the false story.
White House claimed the AP and CNN reports were
untrue, and that the comment was lighthearted. Both news
**The New York Times had a front-page story with a
agencies did little follow-up to try and remedy the initial
headline blaring how Homeland Security officials were
false reports.
.

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Pence: Will Use 'All Legal Means
At Our Disposal' To Reinstate Immigration Ban
Foxnews.Com
Published February 05, 2017

On Friday, a federal judge in Seattle imposed a temporary


restraining order on Trump’s ban, in response to a case
filed last week by Washington state and Minnesota
challenging Trump’s constitutional authority to unilaterally
impose such a sweeping ban.

On Saturday night, a federal appeals court denied a Trump


administration request to lift the restraining order and
allow the immigration ban to continue.

“Under statutory law and under the


Constitution, that authority belongs to the
Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that the federal president,” Pence also said Sunday.
judge who halted President Trump’s temporary
immigration ban “made the wrong decision” and vowed to
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the
use “all legal means at our disposal” to protect Americans.
Senate Judiciary Committee, told “Fox News Sunday” that
she has “no doubt” that the legal issue will ultimately go to
“From the outset of his campaign and the Supreme Court.
administration, the president of the United
States has made it clear to put the safety of
Pence also supported the new sanctions Trump imposed on
the American people first,” Pence said on
Iran after the country last week launched a medium-range
“Fox News Sunday.” “We are going to win
ballistic missile.
this argument.”
“They have flouted the U.N. security
Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that
resolution,” he said. “What we are seeing
temporarily halted immigration from seven mostly Muslim
here is a hostile action, belligerent action,
nations and the United States’ Syrian refugee program.
taken by the Iranians. And we just are not
The order follows his steadfast argument that radical
going to put up with it anymore."
Islamic terrorism poses a major threat to Americans’
safety.
.

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Justice Department
Appeals Blocked Travel Ban
By Stephen Lendman
2-5-2017

A blizzard of Trump tweets addressed the issue. See


below. His entry into America suspension, targeting seven “What is our country coming to when a
predominantly Muslim countries created an international judge can halt a Homeland Security travel
firestorm. ban and anyone, even with bad intentions,
can come into U.S.?”
It was a terrible move, unconstitutional, politically
motivated, unrelated to its stated purpose. “Because the ban was lifted by a judge,
many very bad and dangerous people may
Instead of backing off, he’s contesting to get a judicial stay be pouring into our country. A terrible
overruled on appeal, a case likely heading for Supreme decision.”
Court resolution.
“Why aren't the lawyers looking at and
Or perhaps not with only eight justices. If the Court using the Federal Court decision in Boston,
divides four - four, the lower court’s ruling stands, which is at conflict with ridiculous lift ban
defeating Trump’s effort to reverse it. decision?”

US District Judge for the Western District of Washington “The judge opens up our country to
James Robart imposed a nationwide temporary restraining potential terrorists and others that do not
order (TRO) on Trump’s EO. He’s considering whether to have our best interests at heart. Bad
invalidate it in the coming weeks. people are very happy!”

Here’s what Trump tweeted, a blizzard of comments, an Whether hyperbole works to overturn the district court
attempt to win an appeal so his order will stand: ruling remains to be seen. Either way, his racist order can’t
be erased from the minds of affected people - millions of
“A new radical Islamic terrorist has just decent human beings, not terrorists.
attacked in Louvre Museum in Paris.
Tourists were locked down. France on Muslims traveling to America or seeking asylum or
edge again. GET SMART U.S.” refugee status pose no national security threat. Claiming
otherwise vilifies people for their faith and national origin.
“We must keep ‘evil’ out of the country.”
A Final Comment
“When a country is no longer able to say
who can, and who cannot , come in & out, Pre-dawn Sunday, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals
especially for reasons of safety &.security - rejected the Justice Department’s request for an immediate
big trouble!” lifting of the lower court’s blocked travel ban, saying:

“Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern “Appellants’ request for an immediate


countries agree with the ban. They know if administrative stay pending full
certain people are allowed in it's death & consideration of the emergency motion for
destruction!” a stay pending appeal is denied.”

Note: He’s largely referring to racist Israeli and Saudi The appeals court asked Washington state and Minnesota
policies, disgraceful ones the world community should to respond to its ruling on Sunday, the Justice Department
condemn. to submit a counter-response on Monday.

“The opinion of this so-called judge, which The waters remain muddied on what’s next. Legal battles
essentially takes law-enforcement away remain, perhaps joined by other states. If enough ally
from our country, is ridiculous and will be against Trump’s order, it may be doomed.
overturned!”
.
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Pelosi Demands The FBI Find
"What Russians Have On Trump"
By Tyler Durden
Feb 5, 2017 1:10 PM

Despite US allies around the world “I want to know what the Russians have
seeking partnerships with Russia (most on Donald Trump. I think we have to
recently Japan's Abe), have an investigation by the FBI into his
financial, personal and political
it appears the Democrats simply cannot let go of the last connections to Russia and we want to
meme standing between their loss in the election and a see his tax returns so we can have truth
drastic reality check on the failure of identi5ty politics. in the relationship [with] Putin, whom he
Hours after Trump's comments on Putin's killing ways, admires,” Pelosi said on NBC’s “Meet the
Press.”
Nancy Pelosi grandstanded on NBC's
'Meet The Press' that "I want to know
what the Russians have on Donald
Trump."

Following controversy over rehearsed questions and failed


responses during her 'townhall' event this week - sponsored
by CNN - it appears Nancy Pelosi was desperate to divert
attention from Berkeley's anti-free-speech riots back to
The Left's favored meme of the moment - Putin and
Trump.
Interestingly, the focus of Chuck Todd's
questioning was "how the Democrats
have lost touch with the rust belt" which
Elizabeth Warren suggests is true, but
as the clip makes clear, Pelosi had only
one talking point on her mind.

Pelosi made the same demand on Jan. 13 after a closed-


door briefing by U.S. intelligence officials about Russian
meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Has Trump - Who Ran On An Anti-War Platform - Already
Sold Out To The Warmongers ... Or Is
He Just Playing For Leverage?
By George Washington
Feb 5, 2017 7:47 PM

Conservative Patrick Buchanan - who endorsed Trump for exchange for a broader deal with Russia
president - writes: involving cooperation against terrorism or
nuclear arms reduction. However, Trump’s
High among the reasons that many United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley on
supported Trump was his understanding Thursday vowed to continue sanctions
that George W. Bush blundered horribly in against Russia until it surrendered Crimea.
launching an unprovoked and unnecessary
war on Iraq. Brandon Turbeville says,

*** "The new boss is now starting to look


extremely similar to the old boss."
Unlike the other candidates, Trump seemed to recognize
this. Turbeville also points out that Trump appears to be
mucking about in Syria.
Trump's anti-war, anti-interventionist
statements appealed to many Americans. And since Trump took the helm, war with China is looking
Indeed, quite a few Sanders supporters increasingly likely.
switched to Trump (or stayed home on
election day) because of Trump's anti-war So it's starting to look like - despite his promises of being
promises ... and Clinton's record as a an anti-war non-interventionist - Trump will be a
warmonger. warmonger.

Buchanan expresses disappointment that Trump is already I hope I'm wrong ... and that Trump is just playing the
saber-rattling: unpredictable madman to gain negotiating leverage with
foreign powers.
It was thought he would disengage us from
these wars, not rattle a saber at an Iran Conservative Michael Rivero - a smart guy - notes:
that is three times the size of Iraq and has
as its primary weapons supplier and
I too am alarmed by Trump's rhetoric.
partner Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
But there are two factors to consider.
Former long-time Congressman Ron Paul notes that
Trump has already engaged in bombings in Yemen: The first is that Trump is still trying to win Senate
confirmation for his nominees, and Trump and the
Andrew Spannaus notes: Nominees may be saying what they know the Warmongers
in the Senate (like McCain and Graham) want to hear.
What Trump does after the confirmations will be telling.
The early Trump administration has sent
mixed signals regarding relations with
Russia. Trump’s initial comments indicated Second, if you read Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal",
that the U.S. would seek a diplomatic deal he writes that the opening bid in any negotiation should be
to reduce tensions around Ukraine, very aggressive, far beyond reasonable, then let the
including by potentially recognizing the pro- counterparty negotiate back to what you actually wanted in
Russian referendum in Crimea, in the first place. That tactic served him well in business and
he may well be using it here with Russia, China, and Iran.
.
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Trump Threatens To
Defund ‘Out Of Control’ California
By Sean Cockerham - Scockerham@Mcclatchydc.Com
February 5, 2017 7:16 PM

“I think it’s ridiculous. Sanctuary cities, as


you know, I’m very much opposed to
sanctuary cities. They breed crime, there’s
a lot of problems,” Trump said.

Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Francisco are sanctuary


cities and have said they will challenge in court any
attempt by Trump to withhold federal funds from them.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he doubted the 10th
amendment to the Constitution, which reserves power to
the states, would allow Trump to defund.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday delivered his State of the State
address, departing with the traditional practice of listing every issue
and restating every priority to focus on the “broader context of our Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has said he would
country and its challenges.” Bee Capitol Bureau The Sacramento Bee

WASHINGTON "join, if not lead, any effort to fight (the


sanctuary city threat) with litigation."
President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal
funds from “out of control” California if the state declares Trump told O’Reilly that he didn’t want to defund a state
itself a sanctuary state. or a city and would like to give them

“If we have to, we’ll defund,” Trump said in “the money they need to properly operate.”
an interview with Fox News host Bill
O’Reilly before the Super Bowl. “We give But the president added that
tremendous amounts of money to
California, California in many ways is out of “if they’re going to have sanctuary cities,
control, as you know.” we may have to do that. Certainly that
would be a weapon.”

Californa Gov. Jerry Brown pledged in his State of the


State address last month to defend everybody who has
come to the state

"for a better life and has contributed to the


well-being of our state."
“I recognize that under the Constitution,
federal law is supreme and that
Washington determines immigration policy.
But as a state we can and have had a role
to play. California has enacted several
Trump was responding to a question from O’Reilly about protective measures for the undocumented:
efforts by Democratic state legislators to make California a the Trust Act, lawful driver's licenses, basic
de-facto “sanctuary state” that would restrict state and employment rights and non-discriminatory
local law enforcement, including school police and access to higher education,” Brown said in
security departments, from using their resources to aid his State of the State. “We may be called
federal authorities in immigration enforcement. upon to defend those laws and defend
them we will.”

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Trump Can Ban ANY & ALL
'Refugees' With Diseases
By Patricia Doyle Phd
2-5-2017

Hello Jeff... I found this looking for CDC Laws that would keep The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and
immigrants and refugees out of the US due to infectious CDC are removing HIV infection from the list of diseases
diseases. that keep non-U.S. citizens from entering the United
States. General information about the change is provided
The President CAN issue EOs on the list of diseases as well. below:

Leprosy, TB etc How come the US is not using the list below i.e. What was the process for removing HIV from the list and
TB, Diphtheria Leprosy etc We know that refugees with TB, when will the change take effect?
Leprosy, Diphtheria, STDs have all been allowed in. Even Viral
Hemorrhagic Fevers have been allowed in and some brought into HHS published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)
the US by the CDC planes. Trump needs to close this door to on July 2, 2009 explaining the proposed changes in the
infected refugees and illegals. Federal Register and seeking public comment on those
changes. The proposed rule was based on the science that
Patty HIV is not spread through casual contact. A public
comment period was open until August 17, 2009. These
Three Categories public comments were considered in making the final
policy decision. After the comment period closed, CDC
Any of the following diseases: active tuberculosis, carefully reviewed over 20,000 public comments. Most
infectious syphilis, gonorrhea, infectious leprosy, comments supported the rule as proposed.
chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma
inguinale, and HIV infection. (HIV infection will be The final rule was published on November 2, 2009 in the
removed on January 4, 2010) Federal Register. After the 60-day waiting period required
Quarantinable diseases designated by any Presidential by federal guidelines, the final rule will go into effect on
Executive Order. The current list of diseases includes January 4, 2010.
cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague,
smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers, severe Before the effective date of January 4, 2010, what changes
acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and influenza caused will take place for non-U.S. citizens with HIV infection
by novel or re-emergent influenza (pandemic flu). who wish to enter the United States?

General Questions and Answers Until the final rule is in effect on January 4, 2010, non-
U.S. citizens who have HIV cannot come to the United
Final Rule Removing HIV Infection from U.S. States unless granted a waiver by the Department of
Immigration Screening Homeland Security. Also, all those applying for an
immigrant visa will have to be tested for HIV infection
Immigrants and refugees must undergo a medical exam as during the immigrant medical exam until January 4, 2010.
part of the immigration process for entry into the United
States. The exam includes screening for any illness defined Under the new rule, effective on January 4, 2010, HIV
as a communicable disease of public health significance. testing will no longer be required as part of the immigrant
All of these diseases can be easily spread between people. medical exam. In addition, waivers will no longer be
Those immigrants and refugees found to have these needed for HIV infection.
diseases may not enter the United States.
What diseases prevent non-U.S. citizens from coming to
The screening process, along with this list of diseases the United States?
which can prevent entry into the United States, are
outlined in federal regulations written by the Centers for Diseases that can prevent entry to the U.S. fall into three
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If new diseases categories:
emerge or as more is learned about diseases already on this
list, regulatory changes can be made to alter the disease Any of the following diseases: active
list. tuberculosis, infectious syphilis, gonorrhea,
infectious leprosy, chancroid,

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lymphogranuloma venereum, granuloma Allowing non-U.S. citizens with HIV infection into the
inguinale, and HIV infection. (HIV infection United States will not pose a risk to the public’s health
will be removed on January 4, 2010) through casual contact. HIV infection is preventable and is
not spread through casual contact or day-to-day activities.
Quarantinable diseases designated by It is mainly spread through behaviors which involve the
any Presidential Executive Order. The exchange of bodily fluids during sex or sharing of needles.
current list of diseases includes cholera,
diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, HIV is not a new virus in the United States. Currently, it’s
smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic estimated that more than 1 million Americans are living
fevers, severe acute respiratory syndrome with HIV. It is important to remember that any risk posed
(SARS), and influenza caused by novel or by people with HIV is not a result of their nationality. The
re-emergent influenza (pandemic flu). risk of spreading HIV is only increased when a person
engages in specific behaviors, such as having unprotected
Diseases reportable as a public health sex or sharing needles.
emergency of international concern to the
World Health Organization under the Why are HHS and CDC removing only HIV infection
International Health Regulations of 2005. when other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are still
These diseases currently include: polio, on the list of diseases that prevent entry?
smallpox, SARS, pandemic flu and other
public health emergencies of international Legislation passed in July 2008 removed language from
concern. the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) related to HIV.
This original text had mandated that HIV infection be on
HIV infection will be removed as a communicable disease the list of diseases that can keep people from coming to the
of public health significance effective January 4, 2010. At United States. The decision to remove HIV infection from
that time, HIV infection will not be used to keep people the regulations is because of this change in law and the
from entering the United States. science of how HIV is spread. In the United States, HIV
infection is passed between adults almost solely through
Who is affected by the rule change? unprotected sex with someone who has HIV or by sharing
needles or syringes used by someone with HIV. HIV is not
Those who are not U.S. citizens will no longer be denied spread through casual contact.
entry to the United States based on their HIV status. This
would include: immigrants (including those in the United CDC continues to review the list of diseases in the
States applying for change of status to lawful permanent regulations. If CDC seeks to remove other STDs in the
resident), refugees, and those seeking asylum. This also future, it will do so through the federal rulemaking
includes temporary visitors for school, work or pleasure. process.

Why did CDC remove HIV infection from the list of Why does the law require 60 days before the final rule can
diseases that can prevent non-U.S. citizens from entering go into effect?
the United States?
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
When the regulation preventing non-U.S. citizens from requires a 60-day waiting period for any rule that has a
entering the country was created in 1987, far less was major economic impact. An economic analysis has shown
known about how HIV infection is spread and what puts that this rule will have a major national economic impact.
people at risk for HIV. Health experts now know that HIV Thus, this rule meets the OMB guidelines for the 60-day
is not spread through casual contact like hugging or waiting period.
shaking hands. Nor is HIV spread through the air, food or
water. In the United States, HIV infection is passed The 60-day waiting period will begin on November 2,
between adults almost solely through unprotected sex with 2009. Thus, the final rule will go into effect on January 4,
someone who has HIV or by sharing needles or syringes 2010.
used by someone with HIV. Removing HIV infection from
the list of illnesses that prevent entry to the United States is Where can I find out more about the new rule?
based on this improved knowledge of the risk of spreading
the disease. For more information about the new rule, or to view the
rule in its entirety, please visit the Final Rule Removing
Will the rule change increase the risk that average HIV Infection from U.S. Immigration Screening page.
Americans will contract HIV?
For more information on HIV, please see
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv.
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News Pooper Scooper:
When Fake News Is Just Dog Doo
Author: Phil Butler
05.02.2017

The true colors of Mr. Trump’s and Mr. Putin’s opposition


has now become crystal clear, or should I say dog poop
evident? The Clinton’s shutting down the Clinton Global
Initiative was not publicized by the Daily Beast, even
though it signaled the gravy train (dog food pun intended)
for Bill and Hillary had ended. No, Weiss and the Daily
Beast did not make as big deal out of Senator John McCain
passing a fake dossier on Donald Trump to the FBI. No,
the Daily Beast, CNN, and the other wicked media children
out there keep on keeping on, for nobody responsible has
slapped them down. The world of decent human beings is
sick and tired of “Putin probably” did this or that, and they
Vladimir Putin has armies of admirers, and armies of grow even sicker of things being “Trump’s fault”, when he
detractors too. Predictably, every time one of his detractors only just now took office. I won’t get into Kaine’s backers
slips on a banana peeling, the Daily Beast fake news and left wing cabal connections, it’s enough for most he
evangelists foam at the mouth at another chance at fetching was picked by Hillary for a running mate. Let me just cut
the propaganda stick for their handlers. In an age of to the chase. The Daily Beast is on the side, owned by,
nakedly aggressive media, I see no need to call the runs with the globalists who have the world in the mess it
“Beast’s” idiocy by any other name. This time another is currently mired in.
Putin hating, ousted oligarch loving dissident names
Vladimir Kara-Murza is supposedly Putin’s target. Look at Weiss’ headlines:

Michael Weiss, a Daily Beast editor and lap dog for Putin “Tulsi Gabbard’s Fascist Escorts to
hating Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky is yapping Syria”;
and wagging his tail again from the latest morsel he’s
pooped onto the media landscape. “Has Putin Poisoned “AD FOR HIMSELF Donald Trump
Another Opponent?” – it’s another monotonous foray Celebrates Himself, Proclaims His
into utter nonsense for the moronic Beast reader to smell. Inaugural Day a National One of
Sorry, this guy is just that aggravating and just that ‘Patriotic Devotion”;
transparent. I honest to God hope he tries to punch me in “U.S. Spies Warn Trump and GOP:
the nose if we ever meet. This is how badly he and others Russia Could Get You Next”;
have soiled journalism the last few years. The fact
Russia’s Long History With Honey
Vladimir Kara-Murza is a coordinator for Khodorkovsky’s
Traps—They Didn’t Start With Donald
nongovernmental organization, Open Russia, which Weiss
Trump” –
also evangelizes for, is reason enough for Putin to be the
arch villain again. Oh boy.
and the list goes on and on and on and on without a whiff
of proof and only the telltale smell of a killer’s propaganda
For those of your detecting a familiar stench, it should not
pully to show (Mikhail Khodorkovsky allegedly ordered
surprise you that Senior democratic U.S. lawmakers just
enemies murdered as Yukos Oil king).
expressed their support for the activist (and by association
his Russian mob boss), should come as no surprise. Having
urged the new administration of President Donald Trump A disciple of the self-proclaimed socialist, Marxist and
to smell this “doo doo” too, the message is as obvious as a an anti-totalitarian journalistic zealot Christopher
sticky-smelly-brown-gob on the bottom of your shoe. Hitchens, Weiss envisions himself as some sort of British
Weiss even evokes a magical tweet from loser Hillary intellectual from the radical left. But Weiss is nothing
Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine. more than an opportunist like Hitchens was, an
unscrupulous man who targets political celebrity and easy

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targets to get his fame and his paycheck. His benefactor condemnation of the brave Congresswoman Tulsi
the Kremlin’s leading critic-in-exile Khodorkovsky was Gabbard’s trip to Syria recently, attempting to besmirch
described by Britain’s Lord John Browne as basically her by virtue of her guides in Syria. Weiss barks like an
“spooky-scary”. As for Weiss, James Carden profiled him investigative journalist, in order to discredit Gabbard. This
perfectly with: is in stark contrast to Weiss’ 2013 doggy style co-
authoring of a The Atlantic piece with Elizabeth O’Bagy
“Given his past association with the Henry that advocated regime change in Syria. What Weiss never
Jackson Society, in his work as an errand- told anybody was that O’Bagy was a paid consultant for an
boy for Christopher Hitchens and the NGO working to provide military weapons to the Syrian
Khodorkovsky family, and as a high profile rebels and overthrow Assad, the Syrian Emergency Task
editor/contributor at the Daily Beast and Force (SETF).
CNN, Weiss has established himself as the
leading neocon propagandist of his Finally, the Silverstein story suggesting that Radio Free
generation.” Liberty once sponsored Khodorkovsky’s online magazine
The Interpreter is only slightly surprising. Weiss is the
The Daily Beast, CNN, Newsweek, most people don’t typist behind that anti-Putin pro-globalist rag, but what is
understand fully just how dangerous these media portals surprising at the moment is that President Trump has not
and the psychopaths representing them are. An article by withdrawn funding for the Cold War dinosaur Refl.org.
Richard Silverstein with the lead; Maybe he will read this story after I Tweet him? Of
passionate idealists, I know many including myself. But
the gulf the separates well intentioned and opinionated
“How Daily Beast Editor, Michael Weiss Helped Send
journalists and these stray curs getting people killed is
Iranian-American to Torture Chambers of Evin
Prison”