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Liz Cheney Rips Into AOC for Falsely Claiming Israel’s Omar/Tlaib Decision Was Based on Gender Discrimination

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As I wrote Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) set herself up for a brutal reality check after she tweeted that Israel’s decision to bar her Congressional Squad pals Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was an example of “bigotry” and an implied desire for the country to ban Muslims.

To recap, here are the reasons Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave for rejecting Omar’s and Tlaib’s request to visit Israel:

They were entirely valid reasons, of course, based on what we know of both Omar’s and Tlaib’s anti-Semitic history. But to AOC, it was not just a slight against persons of color – it also had to do with the fact that Omar and Tlaib were women. Here’s what she tweeted:

Rep. Liz Cheney (WY) has, since Day One, been unafraid to take various Squad members to task for their falsehoods, recklessness, and outright stupidity. AOC’s Thursday tweet was one of those instances where Cheney had heard enough.

Here’s how Cheney responded to Ocasio-Cortez’s claims:

The Squad’s frequent use of the “WOC” card is well-known and has been called out often by numerous Republican members of Congress including Cheney and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX).

It may seem tiresome to keep pointing it out, but it’s important that Republicans continue to do so, if for no other reason than to expose the fraudulent image she’s painted of herself as some fierce feminist superhero able to leap tall buildings and slay any contrarian argument in a single bound.

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Liz Warren Doubles Down on Michael Brown “Murder” Tweet, Says It’s the (False) Narrative That Really Matters

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)

If there’s one thing you can count on from Democrats, it’s that they will say and do the most deceitful things possible to further widen the racial divide. This in spite of their stated desire for “unity” and “harmony” and what not.

There is no better current example of this than Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a 2020 presidential candidate who has been enjoying a slow but steady rise in presidential polling since May. She was in New Hampshire on Wednesday campaigning, and was asked about a controversial tweet she posted on the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Brown last Friday.

To recap, here’s what she tweeted:

Not only did she get fact checked on her false claim by veteran journalist Brit Hume at the time, but after his prodding, three different websites took both her and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to task that following Monday for essentially tweeting the same thing.

Both the Washington Post and FactCheck.org put out pieces on Warren’s and Harris’s tweets, noting their claims were not true:

“Harris, Warren Wrong About Brown Shooting,” read a headline Monday from the non-profit website factcheck.org.

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Monday also awarded both senators four pinocchios over their claims.

[…]

… the fact-checkers said the evidence in the case contradicts the comments by Harris and Warren: Three months after the shooting, a grand jury decided not to indict Wilson. And in March of 2015, a report released by President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice found that Officer Darren Wilson most likely had reason to fear for his life and did not break the law when shooting Brown.

Even Vox.com, which is more openly left-wing than the Washington Post and FactCheck.org, wrote that Harris’s and Warren’s tweets about Brown were false, concluding:

Five years after the shooting, though, major presidential campaigns are still getting the details wrong.

None of this seemed to faze Warren, who on Wednesday doubled down on her claim by taking the Politifact approach to the word “murder” by essentially saying it was more about what she meant than what she actually said:

The U.S. senator from Massachusetts faced questions from back home, where the Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Police Department described as “reckless” her tweet about the five-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, who was killed in Ferguson, Missouri, in a controversial officer-involved shooting.

Warren said the police “murdered” Brown.

“What matters was a man was shot, an unarmed man, in the middle of the street, by police officers and left to die,” she said. “And I think that’s where our focus should be.”

Watch video of Warren speaking to reporters about this issue below:

Hot Air‘s John Sexton is right on the money in describing why Warren’s falsehoods on the Michael Brown shooting matter:

First of all, Officer Wilson didn’t know Brown was unarmed during their encounter. What he did know was that Brown was larger and heavier and that he had already initiated a fight with a police officer including throwing punches and grabbing for his gun.

Secondly, it’s not accurate that Brown was shot and “left to die.” The final shot that stopped Brown entered the top of his head as he was charging forward. He died instantly. Warren may have been trying to allude to the fact that Brown’s body remained in the street for several hours after his death. But that’s not the same thing as being left to die.

At least she left the racial angle out of her “amended” statement on Brown’s death, but even with that said, it’s also wrong and highly irresponsible for her to continue to perpetuate the “murder” lie. She’s smearing a police officer (Darren Wilson) who President Barack Obama’s own Justice Department concluded acted in self defense.

If Warren’s point is to highlight race issues between law enforcement and the black community, she needs to find another case to reference. The Michael Brown case, with the false narratives of “hands up, don’t shoot” and “gentle giant”, is not an example of the excessive use of police force against an unarmed black citizen she claims she wants to focus on.

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Now, THIS Is Racist: White Woman Calls Police On Black Man Waiting For Her Parking Space

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Devin Myers, a black man, dropped off his girlfriend at the Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak, Michigan and went to search for a parking space in a busy lot. He spotted a woman and her son getting into their car and assumed they were about to vacate their space, so he waited to pull in. When it appeared she was not leaving, he found another space.

In the meantime, the woman who did not immediately leave her space called the police and told them that a man (Myers) had been “looking at her suspiciously” and had photographed she and her son.

As Myers walked into the restaurant, he was approached by two police officers who demanded to see his identification and detained him for over 20 minutes. Myers requested that a supervisor be called to the scene. “The supervisor continued to detain Myers, although he was not handcuffed or arrested.”

The manager of the restaurant, Erin Frey, told the Detroit Free Press that Myers’ girlfriend had been waiting inside the restaurant when the police stopped him and said he had been questioned for almost an hour.

A passerby filmed the incident and posted it on Facebook. The viral video is shown below.

Devin Myers Way to stay cool, calm and collected! Glad i was there. #SidewalkAnnie

Posted by Kimiko Adolph on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/kimyhills/videos/10220672436347227/?t=21

This incident occurred on Tuesday. Following a brief investigation, Royal Oak Police Department Chief Corrigan O’Donahue issued a public apology to Myers which said:

On behalf of the police department, I would like to apologize to Mr. Myers for how he was treated. The officer had no legal right to demand identification and should have simply advised Mr. Myers why we were there and allowed him to go on his way.

This is not the practice of the Royal Oak Police Department and it is not acceptable. The supervisor has been disciplined and every Royal Oak police supervisor has received additional training in procedural justice.

(The full statement is printed at the bottom of this page.)

Simon Shaykhet of WXYZ shared a video of Myers “speaking out,” He tweeted that Myers “& an attorney met w/ Chief, to file formal COMPLAINT. He says he feels RACIALLY PROFILED & won’t return to Royal Oak.”

I would say that Myers has a pretty strong case.

Here is the full statement from the Royal Oak Police Department Chief: (via wxyz.com)

The Royal Oak Police Department has completed our internal investigation into the August 13 incident involving an African American man and the Royal Oak police.

On behalf of the police department, I would like to apologize to Mr. Myers for how he was treated. What should have been a very short encounter was extended when the officer involved insisted on getting Mr. Myers’ identification. The officer had no legal right to demand the identification and should have simply advised Mr. Myers why we were there and allowed him to go on his way. The officer involved is a new, probationary officer and he made a mistake. This officer will be provided with remedial training to address this issue.

Early in this encounter, Mr. Myers requested a supervisor make the scene. Although the first officer did not call for a supervisor, the second officer on scene did.

The responding supervisor did not handle this situation in a manner I expect Royal Oak supervisors to conduct themselves. He did quickly advise Mr. Myers that he was free to go; however, he did not effectively look into the situation or allow those present the opportunity to express their concerns.

This is not the practice of the Royal Oak Police Department and it is not acceptable. The supervisor has been disciplined and every Royal Oak police supervisor has received additional training in procedural justice.

This incident stemmed from a 911 call in which the caller reported she was uncomfortable because a male subject was circling her vehicle, staring at her from across the street, and was possibly taking pictures of her and her son. In total, Mr. Myers was verbally detained for approximately 19 minutes. A supervisor was called to the scene, per Mr. Myers request, about 6 minutes into the encounter and the supervisor arrived approximately 11 minutes later (17 minutes into the encounter). Mr. Myers was advised he was free to go 2 minutes after that.

This is an unfortunate incident where the ROPD did not live up to our own standards.

Corrective action has been taken and we will continue to hold all members of the ROPD to the highest standards.

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Snopes Continues Whining that Satire Site Babylon Bee is ‘Factually Incorrect’

Gather ’round, kids, for story-telling time so your Aunt Sarah can tell you tales from her Generation X-era of the early days of the World Wide Web — that’s what we used to call the internet!

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Way back in 1994 — before many of you were even born! — David and Barbara Mikkelson created a website called Snopes.com and it was a lot of fun for trivia nerds, settling office debates about whether combining Pop Rocks and Coca-Cola really killed Little Mikey from the Life Cereal ads (it didn’t!), and just wasting time online researching random urban legends.

Today, sadly, Snopes is much less fun. They’ve been spending an absolutely absurd amount of time fact-checking not actual claims of fact, but a satire site known as The Babylon Bee.

Just so we’re all clear, here’s the definition of satire, from dictionary.com:

satire; noun

1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.

Satire is not real. It’s making fun of something by using over-the-top absurdities and sarcasm. Satire might comment on the news, but it is not news.

Normal people with normally functioning levels of brain cells understand this.

The Babylon Bee is satire. They do not hide this fact.

When you Google “babylon bee,” the description says “Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire.” Likewise, their “About Us” page begins, “The Babylon Bee is the world’s best satire site…” As Reason noted, their newsletter signup is labeled as “Fake news you can trust, delivered straight to your inbox.”

And yet, Snopes has been repeatedly attempting to “fact check” Babylon Bee articles, to the point that they were characterizing them as “fake news” and temporarily risked The Babylon Bee losing their status on Facebook (understandably, they are considering legal action).

Recently, there have been multiple news articles mocking Snopes for their overzealous attempt to fact-check The Babylon Bee (including here at RedState), but that apparently has not dissuaded them. Here they are today, complaining that The Babylon Bee is “factually inaccurate”:

Stellar investigative journalism, y’all. The satire site is factually inaccurate.

Maybe next, Snopes can blow open Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scam pretending to be an airline pilot!

Or perhaps a helpful explainer about how banging two coconuts together is not an adequate way to travel around medieval England?

Do we need to be told that Charlie Chaplin wasn’t actually showing real scenes from Adolf Hitler’s life in The Great Dictator?

Thank goodness we have Snopes to let us know that Kim Jong Il was not actually an alien cockroach operating a puppet!

All joking aside, it appears that Snopes’ real problem with The Babylon Bee is not that they don’t understand satire, but that The Babylon Bee’s particular brand of satire — coming from a Christian, conservative perspective — annoys them. They haven’t engaged in a vigorous, scorched-earth fact-checking of Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, or Real Time with Bill Maher, or any number of liberal-leaning comedy shows and websites.

Politics is divisive enough. Attacking the creative minds who are approaching the news of the day with humor leaves us all worse off.

Read my RedState article archive here.

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Fighting for Phoniness: Democratic Candidate Attacks Republican Foe for Not Supporting Public School, But There’s a Big Problem

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Sometimes it’s hard to know how to take a politician’s words.

Idealogical lines are pretty well drawn between Democrats and Republicans. Additionally, elected leaders sometimes appear to grip the side opposing their competitors if for no other reason than to present insults.

Take North Carolina Democrat Dan McCready, for example.

Dan’s running against another Dan — GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop — in a special election for NC’s 9th District.

Amid the fight for a seat at the power table, McCready recently told an audience during a forum hosted by the Fayetteville NAACP that Bishop’s policies were hurting public school teachers. Bishop’s the cause, he claimed, of a 14-year substitute teacher’s pay dropping from $14 to $10 an hour.

As part of his battle for congressional conquest, McCready must’ve just gotten so worked up, he forgot who he is or what he does.

He jumped on Bishop and pounded:

“We’ve got to stop this war on public schools. I really believe that some of these politicians don’t actually believe in public schools.”

Got it? Bishop doesn’t believe in public schools. Therefore, he shouldn’t receive your vote. Anyone who doesn’t trust the public education system should lose the election. They’re wholly different than McCready, who totally deserves your vote.



But here’s an interesting tidbit: The proud public school promoter — who in no way doesn’t trust government ed. — sends his own spawn to private school. To the tune of $18,000 a year per kid.

Nice.

Not only does McCready choose for his children to receive their education at Trinity Episcopal over the taxpayer-funded system, but he was on the school’s board prior to announcing his candidacy.

Trinity dad & Candidate for US Congress @dan.mccready stopped by to talk to our 2nd graders about the democratic process…

Posted by Trinity Episcopal School on Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out the politician’s campaign; they confirmed his youngsters’ privileged enrollment.

A spokesperson tried to juke around and make it all make sense:

“As a product of North Carolina public schools, Dan McCready believes in public education and ending the attacks on our public schools by people like State Senator Dan Bishop and [Education Secretary] Betsy DeVos. He and his wife chose to send their kids to a small Christian school to receive a faith-based education, and they find it shameful that politician Dan Bishop is attacking their kids.”

Pretty good job — make it about religious conviction. And always, always use the opportunity to finger the other side. Call them by name. And if you can, make ’em psychos who wanna attack children. That’s idiotic, but I don’t make the rules.

With less than four weeks to go ’til voters pull the lever, McCready needs all the help he can get; he and Bishop are currently tied.

A noted contribution of Bishop up to this point: He wrote the state’s bathroom bill, requiring people to use the public restroom corresponding to their sex.

After a boycott (which included Bruce Springsteen cancellation of a show), the bill got flushed.

At Sunday’s debate, Dan McCready also offered up this goofiness about congressional Republicans:

“I think they’re doing anything they can to make people’s lives worse.”

Sure you do. And sure they are.

-ALEX

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Rashida Tlaib Gives Donald Trump And Benjamin Netanyahu HUGE P.R. Victory

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

How the “Public Relations” wheel spins round and round.

As I mentioned here yesterday in my piece here at Red State , I was worried that while Israel had every right to ban people coming into their country, they would get smeared P.R. wise.

From my article…

Pelosi is going to have to walk a fine line here. The one HUGE advantage she has is that Donald Trump has already mixed it up with these two. The media will run with picking on people of color nonsense and that he got Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to play along.

While I had people arguing with me about the point, I still stand by it. Everything is run through a P.R. lense and if you want to win the war you better understand these battles. Just saying it doesn’t matter is not enough and quite frankly wishful thinking.

Well, what a difference 24 hours can make.

One of the stated reasons for this visit was for Congressperson Rashida Tlaib to visit her 90-year-old Grandma. As she stated in her request for a humanitarian waiver from the Israeli government she may never get to see her Granmum again who resides in the West Bank of Israel.

(Sorry folks, there is no Palestine. You can blame the body double to former Beatle Ringo Starr, Yasser Arafat, for that debacle.)

As my colleague Bonchie covered here earlier today in this piece Rashida Tlaib Shuns Her Own Grandmother To Trash Israel maybe she was not expecting that waiver to be granted.

That request was granted by Israel with the only condition being that she not promote BDS. Within hours though, Tlaib had changed her mind.

Think about what she’s saying.

Her position is that she values promoting the anti-Semitic BDS movement so much that she’d rather let her grandmother die before visiting her if it means not getting to savage Israel for a few days. Who thinks like this?

Oops.

That backfired quickly.

I’m going to run with the theory that they believed not only would Israel block both of them from going to protest but also block the humanitarian request. When the government of Israel granted her request to visit her Grandmum she was put in a position she NEVER anticipated and she had to come up with some screwball excuse.

Yet that worked perfectly in favor of Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu from a P.R. standpoint.

Yesterday they ganged up on some harmless ladies just wanting to go on a tour of the Holy Land. Today with Tlaib scrambling to come up with an excuse for NOT visiting her 90 yr old Matriarch she turned the whole narrative around.

In less than 24 hours. That is Trump-like impressive in terms of running a news cycle.

I can’t wait to see what the ladies of the “Progressive Cheer Squad” come up with next to do to not only try to knock Trump down a notch but also give Nancy Pelosi such a splitting headache she might send them overseas and not allow them back into the country. Which would be very Trump-like also and be another P.R.victory for POTUS 45.

God Bless America.

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Washington Post Claims That Israel Barring Terror Sympathizers From The Squad Is Great For Democrats

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., listens to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The decision by the Israeli government to ban a couple of rabid anti-Semites with strong links to a terrorist front organization from leading their own special little congressional delegation to try to incite more conflict in the West Bank and Gaza has spawned a small industry of profoundly bad hot takes. Most of them look something like this:

or the shrill, high-pitched, spittle-flecked version

Some are long winded and remarkably stupid

These all operate on the dishonest premise–and I say dishonest to give the benefit of the doubt because you’d have to be an utter dolt to not look at their itinerary–that Omar and Tlaib were going to meet with any Israelis. They weren’t. You can’t debate and win over people who are traveling to your country to give aid and comfort and some measure of political legitimacy to terrorists.

This, however, is one of the worst. It is bad because it it not only stupid but it is lazy.

How exactly does this work?

First, it was disrespectful to the U.S. Congress, which has been a consistently stalwart friend of Israel. Setting aside the foreign policy views of these two congresswomen, U.S. congressional delegations should not be denied entry anywhere. Period.
…By denying them entry, Israel has turned its U.S. opponents into martyrs and distracted attention from their wrongheaded views rather than bringing them out into the open. I was actually looking forward to their trip, thinking it was going to produce a real headache for Democrats.

It is disrespectful of anti-Semites and terrorist sympathizers, for sure. To the extent people with those proclivities, in addition to the usual sexual deviancies, constitute a significant proportion of the Democrat party, it might be construed as being disrespectful of Democrats but Congress is actually a bit larger than that and there is scant evidence that very many people actually care that Tlaib and Omar were denied entry. After all, they declined to join a very large congressional delegation, 41 Democrats led by Steny Hoyer, that visited Israel just a couple of weeks ago in favor of their own little melodrama.

This is all sheer numbskullery. But now on to the real attention getter. How this hurt the GOP. Because, you see, to a casual observer one would think that ripping the mask off a couple anti-Semitic fascists by revealing their agenda and then publicly shaming them…to the extent either is capable of feeling shame, I mean, once you’ve married your brother you’ve sort of proven yourself to be impervious to conventional social pressure…and by then having the leadership of the Democrat party defend them, you’ve gone a long, long way to making Omar and Tlaib the public face of the Democrat party. But, my friend, you don’t play 8 dimensional chess like a card-carrying member of the GOPe would, a view point that lets them always snatch defeat from the slobbering jaws of victory.

The Democratic Party has a troubling strain of anti-Semitism running through it in greater force than at any other time in my memory. Britain’s Labour Party has a similar problem right now, but U.S.-Israeli ties are so tight that it is a bigger problem in Washington. But Israel’s shortsighted move allows the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to score points by defending this half of “the Squad” instead of being on the defensive for the wild things they may have otherwise said during their visit to Israel. I am sure all of the candidates who hope to be President Trump’s opponent in November 2020 are breathing a sigh of relief.

Denying Omar and Tlaib a platform to visit the country they have both maligned was a mistake. It did them a service, not Israel…

This is nonsense. Pelosi and Hoyer and other prominent Democrats have had to defend them to placate the party’s Jacobin wing. Those defenses, juxtaposed with the hideously anti-Jewish and anti-America rhetoric those two churn out will blanket the airwaves during election season.

Israel did the right thing by making it clear that it will not admit people who are sworn to its destruction. Omar and Tlaib made a conscious choice to parrot rhetoric that falls shockingly close to al-Qaeda’s statements on Israel. They get to reap the benefits of being terror apologist. This probably isn’t going to hurt either Omar or Tlaib as they come from safe districts. But to think that this will hurt the GOP and help Democrats doesn’t even rise the level of stupid but, then, it is coming from a GOPe guy so that is baked it.

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Clinton’s Deleted Emails Likely Existed On Google’s Servers, Thanks To A Second, Secret Gmail Account Set Up By An Aide

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A new Senate report says a second, cryptic Gmail account was created by an aide named Paul Combetta, who worked for the company that managed Clinton’s unsecured server, and as a result all but four of her now-deleted emails likely wound up on Google’s servers after Combetta forwarded them to the Google-based account.

The report further states the FBI knew about the second email account and showed little concern.

Combetta, reports The Daily Caller, is the same aide who used BleachBit to erase Clinton’s emails and misled the FBI about his work, and who later refused to cooperate with the Department of Justice Inspector General’s office, as well as Senate staff, when confronted about the secret Gmail account.

The finding, which has not been previously reported, means that Clinton’s emails, including classified ones and ones which were later deleted, likely existed on Google’s U.S.-based servers. The FBI said in the report that it knew this — and of the suspicious explanation for it — but did not alert other intelligence agencies or the public, according to the report.

Charles McCullough, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, and his investigator Frank Rucker discovered that every one of Clinton’s emails except four were secretly copied to the cryptically named email address, CarterHeavyIndustries@gmail.com, according to the report.

Rucker was interviewed by staffers within the offices of GOP Sens. Ron Johnson (WI) and Charles Grassley (IA) and a transcript of those interviews was release Wednesday.

Rucker said he took his concerns about the Gmail account to FBI Agent Peter Strzok who seemed “dismissive” and asked no further questions.

In trying to determine why Combetta would move Clinton’s files to a Gmail account — a move the aide said was in preparation for moving them from a laptop to her server — Rucker also researched the name “Carter Heavy Industries” and found a company with a similar name, Shandong Carter Heavy Industry Machinery Co., based in Shandong, China.

“Shandong is a province that houses multiple schools where Chinese hackers allegedly study and infiltrate Western systems,” The DC reports.

Rucker says he repeatedly asked FBI officials about the third-party email account, and its odd name, and received little to no response. FBI officials said they couldn’t remember much about Rucker’s inquiry.

In June 2018, the DOJ OIG interviewed FBI official Chappell who said he “did not remember receiving anything from him related to evidence of hostile intrusions or email routing data,” the Senate report says. That July, Strzok told [Rep. Louie] Gohmert [R-TX] he didn’t remember what Rucker told him.

The Senate report also says that both FBI officials denied remembering anything Rucker told them.

“The trouble is the version of the truth that’s come out now only raises more questions,” Gohmert told the Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday.

“When Peter Strzok said I remember Rucker coming over but I don’t remember anything we talked about, that’s when I knew he was lying,” Gohmert continued. “Whether they knew about it before or not, there’s no way that kind of blockbuster info would not have made an impression on Strzok as head of intelligence. You’re disinterested because you don’t want to know or you don’t want anyone else to know.”

Gohmert said he believes Combetta should be prosecuted despite having already been given immunity because immunity deals can be canceled if it’s discovered the person lied at any point.

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The Assault Allegation Against CNN’s Don Lemon Has Now Been Corroborated By an Eye Witness

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A few days ago, I shared the news that CNN’s Don Lemon was being sued for assault dealing with him allegedly putting his hands down his pants, making sexual references, and then shoving his fingers in another man’s mustache. Now, another man has now come forward and provided eye witness corroboration of the alleged assault.

The account starts with Dustin Hice and George Gounelas having drinks at a bar in the Hamptons. Apparently, Hice offered to buy Lemon and drink. Later, after Lemon had become visibly drunk, he is said to have approached the two men. Then this happened according to Gounelas per Fox News.

“Don Lemon has now come around the corner and is standing face to face with us. There is a beam, a pole, in the place. Don’s standing up against the pole, face to face with Dustin, I turn around and I’m standing right there between the two of them,” Gounelas said. “He’s saying, ‘So you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me?’”

Hice responded, “Nah, man, I just wanted to say, ‘What’s up?’” according to Gounelas.

Gounelas told Fox News he couldn’t recall what Lemon said verbatim, but it was “along the lines of, ‘Do you like me? Is that why you’re bothering me, because you wanna f— me?’”

Gounelas said Lemon appeared “pretty drunk” when he confronted the duo at the wee-hours watering hole.

“He put his hands down his pants, inside his board shorts, grabbed his [genitals], and then came out with two fingers and, like, clipped Dustin’s nose up and down with two fingers asking ‘do you like p—- or d—?’” Gounelas said.

Congrats to Don Lemon. The assault allegation against him now has more corroboration than any of the accusations made again Brett Kavanaugh, which Don Lemon ran with and pushed relentlessly on CNN for months. By his standards, it’s probably time to step down right? I’ve been assured those are the rules now by the left.

Some may say this isn’t credible because Gounela is biased, being friends with the victim. That’s not the standard anyone on the right has been living under the past few years. Numerous “contemporaneous” witnesses who are friends of supposed victims have been used as corroborative evidence in past cases.

Gounelas continued his account by explaining Hice’s shock at what had just happened.

Gounelas said he laughed during the alleged incident and immediately mocked Hice as “gross” because of Lemon’s alleged actions – but Hice didn’t think it was a laughing matter.

“Dustin was in this shock mode saying, ‘Bro, did that just happen? That was disgusting,’” Gounelas said before explaining that he didn’t think it was too unusual at the time. “The whole thing is like, I go out in the Hamptons, I live out here, I have a restaurant, I get it, people get crazy. To me, it was just another thing. To [Dustin], he was like shocked.”

If this account were untrue, I doubt that Gounelas would admit he laughed at Hice after it happened. The description of events is also oddly specific. As an extortion attempt, it’s pretty weak, which leads me to at least suspect there’s some truth to it.

In the end, I personally don’t think this is that big of a deal. Is it gross? Yeah, but I’m not sure the plaintiff deserves over a million dollars for it. Crazy, out of line stuff happens at bars with drunk people. That’s just a reality. Regardless, that’s not the standard that’s been set by figures like Don Lemon and networks like CNN. If this accusation is proven true, Lemon should be forced to resign. These people have to be made to live by their own rules.

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Heartbreak: AOC Will Not Schedule Any Future Israel Trips Until Squad Members Tlaib and Omar Are Allowed

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In the aftermath of Israel’s Thursday announcement that they would bar Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) entry into the country on security grounds, there was much outrage expressed in Democratic circles.

Tlaib’s and Omar’s fellow Squad Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Ayanna Pressley (MA) were especially incensed, and took to the Twitter machine to air their disgust.

As I wrote yesterday, Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet proclaiming this was about Israel “exporting bigotry” by refusing to allow “Muslims of color” entry into their country was, to put it mildly, horse ****. But she didn’t stop there.

In a later tweet, the freshman Congresswoman asserted that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision was an impediment to the peace process, and that as a result she would not be scheduling future trips to Israel until her BDS-supporting pals were allowed in:

AOC probably meant this as some sort of serious blow to the Israeli government, but if so, she failed miserably. I think it’s safe to say that her hurt feelings and that of the rest of the BDS Caucus are not even remotely on the list of priorities for the Israeli government to sort out.

And besides, there’s still this, which not a single member of The Squad nor their mainstream media enablers will acknowledge:

I mean, seriously. You really shouldn’t expect to be welcomed with open arms into any country you’ve denigrated, trashed, and encouraged people to boycott. This isn’t rocket science, y’all.

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