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Here’s The Real Reason For The British Ambassador’s Resignation

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In recently leaked diplomatic memos sent to the British Foreign Commonwealth Office, British Ambassador to the U.S. Sir Kim Darroch delivered some nasty blows to President Trump and his administration. Sir Kim wrote, “As seen from here, we don’t really believe this administration is going to become substantially more normal; less dysfunctional; less unpredictable; less faction riven; less diplomatically clumsy and inept.” In fact, it’s a real possibility that “his career could end in disgrace.”

Predictably, President Trump responded to Darroch’s criticism by tweet, writing that the U.S. will no longer work with him.

It is the job of an ambassador to observe and evaluate what’s going on in their host country and to report back to their home country. After news of the leaks broke, the British FCO said as much in a statement.

The British public would expect our Ambassadors to provide Ministers with an honest, unvarnished assessment of the politics in their country.

Their views are not necessarily the views of Ministers or indeed the government. But we pay them to be candid. Just as the US Ambassador here will send back his reading of Westminster politics and personalities.

Nevertheless, several days later, an announcement that Sir Kim would resign was made.

This week, it was reported that Sir Kim had vouched for British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, telling a U.S. official that he was “legit.”

On Monday, the Washington Examiner’s Tom Rogan reported the most serious charge against Sir Kim of all, a truly fireable offense. Two of Rogan’s sources, one a current U.S. official and the other a former official, told him that the British ambassador had “repeatedly leaked classified U.S. intelligence information, including highly classified information, to a journalist for a U.S.-based media outlet.”

Rogan’s source told him the U.S. government had launched an official investigation after becoming aware of the leaks which he described as “very sensitive.” He wrote:

That source says that non-U.S. government derived records showed the ambassador and journalist exchanging messages on a continuing basis. The source emphasized that these communications were not derived from U.S. government actions.

Rogan was unaware of when the investigation began or if it had ended. According to one of the sources, Sir Kim:

Repeatedly transmitted highly classified U.S. originator-control intelligence information to the journalist. ORCON intelligence, as it’s called in the intelligence world, is closely held and carefully distributed. At least some of this information was classified at the “Five Eyes” alliance classification level, meaning it was distributed by the U.S. only to Australia, Britain, Canada, and New Zealand. Some intelligence may also have been classified at the U.S.-U.K. only level. Such intelligence is transmitted only on the condition of established protocols and the assumption it will be closely held.

Any investigative attention towards a British ambassador will raise eyebrows. Five Eyes protocols prohibit intelligence monitoring of allies. While this rule is occasionally bent, its malleability is tempered by the need to sustain shared trust.

Conversely, were the ambassador of America’s closest ally found to have leaked highly classified U.S. intelligence, it would undercut the trusting relationship of the two closest allies.

Rogan said this is not unprecedented. “Sensitive leaks in media have occurred repeatedly in both directions across the Atlantic.”

Following the May 2017 suicide bombing of a concert in Manchester, England, U.S. media leaks of British intelligence led Britain to temporarily suspend the sharing of certain intelligence material with the U.S. government. At the time, Trump described those leaks as “deeply troubling” and said that Prime Minister Theresa May was “very angry.” In 2006, British intelligence officials were similarly enraged by U.S. action against al Qaeda operations officer, Rashid Rauf, at the culmination of an investigation into a plot against transatlantic passenger aircraft departing Britain.

Sir Kim’s criticism of the President in his cables to the British FCO were merely embarrassing. Leaking classified intelligence to a media outlet is not only unethical and an abuse of power, it poses a danger to national security. It is a serious offense.

Understandably, once the UK government appoints a replacement, Sir Kim will step down.

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Protestors Try to Block ICE Facility In Atlanta, Police Respond

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Protestors gathered outside an Atlanta, GA based ICE facility yesterday to protest things that aren’t actually happening.

Even in the case of overcrowding, that’s happening on the border, not at a regional ICE holding facility a thousand miles from there. In the case of this facility, the majority of those who are picked up and enter it are multiple violators and criminals. That doesn’t seem to matter though. It’s all about painting ICE as Nazis and there’s no one out there outside of the right-wing even pushing back on this craziness.

Some protestors decided it’d be a good idea to try to block ICE vehicles from leaving the facility. That didn’t go well.

Then we got this Emmy award winning flop job from a woman who refused to move.

She’s either the most unbalanced person in the history of humanity or that was incredibly fake. The green hair is how you know she’s a serious person though.

These are people that are so privileged, so starved by their delusions of grandeur that they have to go role play as freedom fighters. ICE are not Nazis and these are not concentration camps. Last I checked, Jews weren’t illegally entering Germany and claiming asylum, given a hearing, and allowed to return from where they came. These protestors are not battling real evil. They are battling their delusions. When ICE arrests someone, it’s because they have have an already adjudicated deportation order. That’s called doing their job. It should not be controversial to carry out lawful deportations of illegal immigrants, the vast majority of which have criminal records, didn’t show up for hearings, and/or who lied about their asylum claims.

If you make a sloppy tweet challenging Congressional members on their anti-American rhetoric, it elicits wall to wall wails of racism. Those same Congressional members accusing ICE of being the Waffen SS though? No big deal. The media just shrug and defend.

But that’s where we are. None of this makes sense and no one is demanding it make sense. It’s all about emotion. That has mayors around the country actually telling illegal immigrants, most of which have multiple criminal violations on their record, how to avoid capture by ICE. We are quickly approach pure anarchy when it comes to immigration enforcement and something needs to be done to pull back the reigns. If the DOJ charging some people federally for impeding law enforcement or helping harbor illegal aliens can deter this, then those are options that need to be on the table.

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It’s Like AOC’s “Squad” Wants Trump To Win

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In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

Like many, I was not thrilled to see President Donald Trump’s tweets on the four members of “The Squad,” the freshmen Congresswomen seemingly led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Whether you believe the tweets were racist or not, they represented Trump’s worst impulse: The need to be involved in the big political news.

Granted, it was a story that the media was not covering, but the moment he tweeted, it gave them cover. They could write about his “appalling” tweets, let the politicians hem and haw over the “racist” comments. It was as though Trump saw a circular firing squad and decided to run right into the middle of it.

However, something extraordinary happened on Monday. As he got into that circular firing squad, he tripped and the Democrats all fired on each other thinking they were hitting the President.

The President’s tweets did something extraordinary. They made Nancy Pelosi come to The Squad’s defense. She had to give them her support, giving up even more of her authority over them and granting them more power. They took to the podium and demanded Trump be impeached (for tweeting?). Impeachment, of course, is something Pelosi has been trying to avoid since she became the Speaker.

Their press conference was the culmination of everything they have been doing since they arrived in Congress. They were the victims of the Big Bad Republican President. They continued to play to the very extreme. They wanted everyone to know their feelings were hurt. More than anything, it appeared to be a show of weakness as they stomped their feet like children because someone said something mean about them.

The American public is aware of Trump’s character. He is a known quantity. However, these four Congresswomen are becoming the most known Democrats in the country, and if you think Trump’s approval numbers are bad, you should see theirs.

The findings:

  • Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view.
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.

Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%.

  • Capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.
  • “Socialism is toxic to these voters,” said the top Democrat.

That’s not good. They are scaring the swing voters. Trump is a known quantity to them. They know who he is. They don’t approve of his character or his statements. However, his inability to control himself on Twitter is nothing compared to the fear instilled in those voters when they see a growing trend toward socialism in Trump’s opposition.

So, you can say Trump made a mistake when he tweeted. I do, in fact, and I honestly wish he’d stop tweeting every time someone he has an opinion about is in the news.

However, the Democrats clearly want you to hold their beer as they attempt to outdo him. It’s incredible, and it’s the reason they are going to struggle in 2020.

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Joe Biden, Dazed and Confused, Promises If You Like Your Insurance, You Can Keep Your Insurance

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You may recall back in 2009 when former President Obama proclaimed that “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.” Because the media felt the need to fluff the former President at all times, that obvious fib went nearly unchecked outside of right-wing sources for nearly five years. Politifact even dutifully gave it a “half true” rating twice. But by 2013, as Obamacare finally kicked in fully, they finally saw the light and rated it their “lie of the year.”

Obama even went so far as to admit he lied, in very diplomatic terms of course.

In announcing the fix, Obama again conceded he had exaggerated. “There is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate,” he said. “It was not because of my intention not to deliver on that commitment and that promise.  We put a grandfather clause into the law, but it was insufficient.”

Given that Joe Biden was Obama’s VP at the time and helped spread the falsehood, he obviously learned his lesson and wouldn’t repeat the same lie again, right?

Nah, he just repeated the same lie again.

Are we back in 2009?

Did no one think to tell him this was a bad idea? Perhaps they did though but Joe Biden has developed a reputation in his young campaign of not listening to aids (sounds familiar) and choosing to just wing it. But come on, it’s nearly a word for word reproduction of Obama’s lie of the year. This should have been flashing red light for Biden to avoid. Instead, he stumbles right into it.

Some apologists may say things will be different this time, but nah, no chance. His proposed plan, which includes a public option and further restrictions on insurance, will undoubtedly produce even worse results than Obamacare for those with private and employer plans. As the market shifts and more people take the free healthcare option, insurance providers will be forced to drop people, raise prices, and ultimately may end up out of business. There’s no scenario where everyone just gets to “keep their healthcare” if they like it.

This smacks of him promising to cure cancer. It’s nonsensical, political garbage. There’s nothing worse than when someone running for office makes promises they know they can’t keep and Biden isn’t quick stupid enough to not realize what he was saying. Or maybe he is? Perhaps he’s just going senile and it didn’t dawn on him how big of a gaffe this is?

I don’t know, but what I do know is that Biden is really bad at campaigning. I’m not going to bury him just yet, but with Warren and Harris hot on his heels, the inevitability of Biden has vanished. He’s got a dogfight ahead and I don’t think “sleepy” Joe is up for it.

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BBC Caves To Iran, Won’t Report On Iran On BBC Persian

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In pushing a media blackout of coverage within its borders, the Republic of Iran set conditions on BBC, essentially telling them they can’t report on anything happening Iran’s borders on BBC Persian.

The BBC agreed to the terms, angering workers at the station.

Yashar Ali of Huffington Post reported on the agreement, noting that it is a “capitulation to a government that has been hostile to press freedom.

The email, sent Saturday to all BBC Persian staff by a BBC Persian digital editor, said that BBC foreign correspondent Martin Patience and his team were in Iran “and due to leave on Sunday.”

The email goes on to say, “It is absolutely imperative that none of their material is run on BBC Persian TV, Radio or Online now or in the future. That includes any official BBC Persian social feed retweeting or forwarding the coverage. Please do not use the material and stories produced in Iran on any platform or in any format.”

It’s unclear who at the BBC agreed to the exclusivity terms.

The BBC responded to the Post:

All international media are subject to reporting restrictions in Iran. We accepted some limitations on this occasion in order to provide our audiences with rare insights from inside the country and this is signposted in our coverage. As ever, the BBC maintains full editorial control over what we broadcast. These reports – our first from inside Iran in 5 years – do not change our unwavering commitment to our BBC Persian staff and their families, who have suffered completely unacceptable harassment from the Iranian authorities since 2009.

According to Ali’s reporting, the revelation of the agreement with Iran has angered BBC Persian staff, who have been targeted by Iran in the past. The capitulation comes two years after Iran targeted current (at the time) and former BBC Persia staff by freezing their assets.

In 2017, the Iranian government froze the assets of 152 current and former BBC Persian staff.  Iran also opened up a criminal investigation into the 152 individuals and accused them of a “conspiracy against national security.” BBC Persian staffers have been subjected to death threats by the Iranian government, haven’t been able to return to Iran for fear that they will be arrested, and their family members living within Iran have been subjected to harassment and threats from the Iranian government.

In 2017, the BBC filed a complaint with the United Nations, stating, “This is not just a campaign against BBC Persian staff but against fundamental human rights, and the BBC calls on the government of Iran to end this legal action immediately,” Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC said, at the time.

The BBC appears to have changed its tune and is now being fully compliant with the Iranian government’s efforts to censor coverage within its borders. Staffers at BBC Persian feel the agreement is just further persecution of them and their jobs.

Journalism, when done right, is supposed to shine a light on the good and the bad of the world. It isn’t meant to hide what’s going on. The BBC is allowing Iran to hide what’s going on with this decision, and it’s making a mistake in doing so. It’s a shame that they have decided to capitulate here.

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Anti-Trump Doctor Gets Pounced on Twitter After Advocating for Men Who ‘Can Get Pregnant & Also Have Abortions’

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Have you heard of anti-Trump surgeon Eugene Gu?

More importantly, have you heard the news about men?

I’ll let Eugene deliver it:

“It’s a scientific and medical fact that men can get pregnant and also have abortions.”

That’s what he posted to Twitter on July 12th.

It brings to mind, of course, Julian Castro’s comment in the Democratic debate (here):

“And, you know, what that means is that just because a woman — or, let’s also not forget, someone in the trans community, a trans female — is poor doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right [to an abortion].”

“Trans female” = dude.

The good doctor was also referencing a notion of opposite-sex identity, though he got the plumbing correct:

“Trans men and non-binary individuals are human beings who deserve to be acknowledged by society. They choose their own identity — not me, not you, not any doctor, and certainly not any politician.”

If I may, I’d like to pause here and point out something that has nothing to do with transgenderism, but rather, a larger idea:

Nobody has the “right” to be acknowledged by society as any given thing. People have the right to think whatever they want, about whatever and whomever they want. Furthermore, they have the right to say whatever they want, about whatever and whomever they want.

It is, to me, both against liberty and in support of one of our greatest contemporary maladies — narcissism — to suggest that people have a “right” to be considered in any given way. You should live your life as you deem fit; if you’re waiting for the world to salute you for it, you’re living according to others. That’s good for no one.

Back to Dr. Eugene, Twitter had a lot to say:

Dr. Rosen Rosen is a musician who composed for the movie Son of Eyeball Man.

Here’s Dr. Hackenbush:



Inez Stepman, of The Federalist, added one:

And there was this:

One user called up Rachel Dolezal:

More:

And this:

And that’s where we are.

This isn’t Dr. Gu’s first time to make headlines. As reported by The Daily Wire:

Gu’s claim to fame is kneeling to apparently protest America’s pervasive racism, a nod to anthem-kneeling former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The persistent Trump-basher even sued the president after Trump blocked him on Twitter; Trump was eventually forced to unblock Gu’s account.

-ALEX

 

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Confirmed: The ‘Trump Is Delaying the Harriet Tubman Bill Because Racism’ Narrative Was Totally Bogus

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Remember the controversy stirred up by the New York Times last month about how the Trump administration was deliberately delaying the rollout of the Harriet Tubman $20 bill because racism? As it turns out, the report was bogus all along, according to officials from President Obama’s administration.

Fox News reports:

After Democrat lawmakers and commentators spent months hammering the Trump administration for supposedly delaying the release of a $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman, several officials appointed by President Barack Obama have reportedly admitted that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has followed the Obama timeline for producing the new currency.

The Obama administration said [in] 2016 that it wanted to remove Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill and replace him with Tubman, who helped free slaves through the Underground Railroad, and that the bills would be ready in 2020. But a current “high-ranking government official” appointed by Obama, as well as a former official, confirmed to The Washington Post that the Tubman bill had “had “always been scheduled for release toward the end of the next decade.”

Obama Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s 2016 claims that a “final concept design” of the bill would be released in 2020 were viewed with skepticism internally, according to the report. Larry R. Felix, the director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing from 2006 to 2015, told The Post that too much security work needed to be done to realistically release the bill in 2020.

“Those announcements were not grounded in reality,” Felix said. “The U.S. had not at the time acquired the security features to redesign and protect the notes.”

Trump’s Treasury Dept. pushed back on the reports in June, noting the reasons for the delay in the rollout of the bill:

BEP Director Len Olijar, an Obama appointee, also issued a statement at the time which read, in part:

“As technology has evolved, banknote production has vastly changed over the last three decades. The next family of notes require new, overt and covert security features for the public, the banknote equipment manufacturers, and the central bank, to keep our currency safe and secure. Security features also need to work in mass production. A design can change during testing. The overwhelming success of the redesigned $100 in thwarting counterfeiting, is greatly due to the effectiveness of the blue security thread which is a public feature (and which a design was integrated around afterwards). That development alone of that security feature took approximately 10 years to finalize.

“Moreover, BEP was never going to unveil a note design in 2020. To keep our currency safe and secure, it is unwise to give counterfeiters a look at a potential future note far in advance of a note going into circulation. Additionally, if the concept of a note that was made public by the government were to change during that lengthy amount of time, it would create confusion in the global marketplace, further aiding counterfeiters.”

But those explanations were not good enough for The Usual Suspects like the frauds at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who blasted off about how the delay in the Tubman bill equated to more “racism” and “misogyny” from Trump, etc etc.

Will they walk back those false narratives now that news outlets they find reliable (like the Washington Post) and numerous officials from the Obama administration are confirming the Tubman bill was always going to be delayed? Don’t count on it.

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Bracing for ICE Raids, Mayor Garcetti & LA’s Police Chief Assure Illegal Immigrants: ‘We Will Not Enforce Immigration Laws’

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On Sunday, I covered New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement that the Big Apple belongs, in part, to all those in the country illegally (here).

The remark was made in defiance of national security law protecting the border, as ICE raids begin against — specifically — those court-ordered to self-deport who haven’t done so.

In the same spirit, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped up the protest plate Saturday night.

Raids had been set for Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Denver, New York City, San Francisco, Baltimore, New Orleans, Houston, and Los Angeles.

In a video released by the mayor, assurances were made:

“Rest assured: Here in Los Angeles, we are not coordinating with ICE.”

In the clip posted to Twitter, Eric noted the purported plans of the U.S. government:

“We’ve all heard reports that the Trump administration is threatening to round up and deport thousands of immigrant families in cities across America this weekend.”

In light of the fact, he offered advice to those hiding out:

“No matter their immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know their rights and how to exercise them. Remember: You have the right to remain silent. You don’t have to open your door to an ICE agent that doesn’t have a warrant signed by a judge. You have the right to speak to a lawyer before signing any documents or speaking to law enforcement. And if you need help finding an attorney, you can call 311 and learn more about our Justice Fund and other resources that offer legal support. And whenever possible, keep a record of everything that happens. Take note of an officer’s name and badge number, of when and where you are being questioned, so you can use that information in your own defense.”

Up with advice, down with ICE:

“And most importantly, I want you to know: You do not need to be afraid. Your city is on your side. And rest assured: Here in Los Angeles, we are not coordinating with ICE.”

Eric stood beside LA Police Chief Michel Moore, who added his own refusal to cooperate with the government:

“We will not enforce immigration laws that are civil in nature and fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government. … Everything we do is focused on what’s best for the security and safety of all Angelenos, and consistent with our commitment to constitutional policing and deepening our community partnerships. Simply put, we are here to protect and serve all the people of Los Angeles, regardless of their immigration status.”

Eric and Michel have a unique way of addressing situations. In light of the city’s horrific homeless problem, Michel recently served up his version of a solution: Cancel all bench warrants for homeless people (here).

No word on how many times one has to defecate on the sidewalk in order to qualify as homeless and therefore receive the prize of removed warrants. But why take a chance? I say give it 4 or 5, at least.

#Piles4Pardons.

Independent thinkers, indeed.

Enjoy the video above.

-ALEX

 

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Progressives Want To Play The Guilt-By-Association Game When It Comes to Trump’s ‘Racist’ Tweets? Fine, Let’s Talk About Jeffrey Epstein

If there’s one thing that characterizes the modern Democrat party and the hard-left progressives trying to control it, it’s this: they have an unnerving willingness and tendency to shoot themselves in the foot.

One way they manage to keep hobbling themselves is by playing the “you’re guilty by association if you support Trump because he’s racist/sexist/nativist/white supremacist/*insert other hateful thing* and you are, too”.

This never works out for them but, by gum, they continue doing it. And in increasingly stronger terms.

Take this weekend’s “GoHomeGate” (as I saw it called on Twitter). After it was decided Trump’s tweets were patently racist (I disagree), anyone who failed to condemn them — or continued to support Trump in any way — was also declared a racist.

Here’s AOC calling the entire Republican caucus filthy bigots:

The Daily Beast was even more direct in a piece with the very subtle title: “Trump Is a Racist. If You Still Support Him, So Are You.”

So we’re gonna do this, are we. Ok, fine. Let’s talk about pimp, sex trafficker, and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and apply the same rules, shall we?

We all know about Bill Clinton’s friendship with the man, including his flights on the infuriatingly named “Lolita Express.” But what should we make of ABC host George Stephanopoulos, who dined with the man after he got out of jail for the same crimes he’s been recently arrested for? For that matter, what about other guests who visited Epstein’s home hoping to meet Prince Andrew? They include Katie Couric, Charlie Rose, comedian Chelsea Handler, and director Woody Allen. Are they all pedophiles (with the exception of the last one because we already know his proclivities) because they didn’t condemn Epstein’s behavior and broke bread with him? Is regretting being a guest of Epstein now, as George apparently does, enough to clear him?

What about Presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA)? Her husband “headlined a fundraiser hosted for her campaign by lawyers at Kirkland and Ellis on the same day the California senator blasted the law firm for its defense of Jeffrey Epstein, the Associated Press reports.”

“In our democracy, no one—no matter how powerful or well-connected—is above the law,” Harris said in a statement released by her campaign last Tuesday. “Yet Epstein’s deal, secured by his lawyers at Kirkland and Ellis, calls into question the integrity of our legal system and undermines the public’s confidence that justice will be served.”

Just hours before the statement was released, Harris’s husband, lawyer Doug Emhoff, was in Chicago at a fundraiser for Harris hosted by six partners at Kirkland and Ellis. Her campaign told the AP it decided to go ahead with the fundraiser despite her attack on the firm’s previous work.

Is only her husband guilty of underage prostitution? She condemned Epstein but she is married to someone who associates with associates of his. Where does the guilt by association end?

The point is, if progressive Democrats aren’t really careful, they may find themselves trapped by their own need to destroy. Again.

And the bigger point is, given the relative seriousness of the offenses, Trump’s tweets don’t even enter the same stratosphere as the Epstein crimes. So if you’re going to roll those dice, progressives, it might benefit you to do a cost/benefit analysis to make sure you don’t have a whole lot more to lose.

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Report: BuzzFeed Threatening to Doxx Famous Pro-Trump Meme Maker Who Attended White House Summit

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The left can’t meme, and as such, their reaction to anyone who can create memes is going to be overblown. In BuzzFeed’s case, they’re willing to expose a man’s private information strictly because he’s good at what he does and he’s guilty of wrong-think.

According to Twitter user “Carpe Donktum,” who is famously known for creating memes that President Donald Trump himself uses…

Donktum was also recently invited to the White House social media summit that corporations were not invited to, and the salt that has poured from them since has been immeasurable. One of BuzzFeed’s methods of lashing out is investigating Donktum and telling him that they plan to release his personal information to the world.

Donktum keeps his information very private, and for good reason. It’s not above activist groups to go to great lengths to intimidate and harm. Ask Antifa about that.

Donktum took to Twitter to the world was BuzzFeed was planning.

“Just a friendly Heads Up, [BuzzFeed] is currently in the midst of a moral dilemma about whether or not they should Dox me and my family,” tweeted Donktum. “An act that is now a commonly used arrow in the quiver of the MSM, I have respectfully asked that they respect my wishes.”

“I have spoken with a reporter from Buzzfeed and they claim to have found my private Facebook profile, run a background check on me, and are prepared to release my name to the public, despite finding that I have no criminal background, nor is there any Newworthy reason to do so,” he said in a followup tweet.

“I have explained to them that this morally reprehensible act would put not only myself in very real danger, but my family who are VERY MUCH private citizens,” continued Donktum. “While I realize that I have become somewhat of a public figure, my family are not.”

“In the current political climate, I have been very lucky that MANY MSM outlets have respected my wishes to remain anonymous. This move from Buzzfeed is just the most recent in a long history of lesser outlets being used as launch point for harassment. MSM will follow suit,” he added.

This is a massive misuse of BuzzFeed’s power as a mainstream platform. While Dontkum has a clear political stance, he has not done anything to warrant harm against him. However, the left seems to believe that exposing him to the worst is completely okay since he and Donald Trump are mutual fans. In the court of public opinion, Donktum is guilty of wrong-think, and BuzzFeed is going to play judge and jury, and leave the executing to the public after that.

If BuzzFeed does go through with this, then you can bet that Dontkum and his children will be threatened.

This isn’t the first time the media has threatened to doxx someone over a simple meme. CNN was so displeased with a gif of Trump body slamming CNN in a gif that CNN actually threatened to doxx the meme maker if he ever did it again. It led yours truly to create this video.

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