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Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Asks Twitter Users if Trump is ‘A Legitimate President’; It Doesn’t Go Well

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FILE – In a Tuesday, July 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic National Committee Vice Chair Donna Brazile speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday, Aug. 28, over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her tenure as secretary of state by talking with people outside the government who had contributed to her family’s philanthropy foundation. Brazilesaid it’s not unusual for supporters and activists to seek out private meetings and that there’s no evidence Clinton did any favors on behalf of foundation donors.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

 

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile thought it would be a great idea, given the Democrats’ decision to begin a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump, to conduct a poll to find out if Americans believe he is a legitimate President.

She didn’t get quite the response she had anticipated. It seems that Americans are a bit skeptical of Brazile herself after she was caught providing several debate questions to the Hillary Clinton campaign beforehand.

By 9 pm, the results were moving decidedly in the President’s direction.

Nice try though Donna.

Note to Democrats: The majority of Americans don’t support impeachment.

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Newly Obtained Documents from Burisma’s Legal Team, State Dept and Ukrainian Government Torpedo Joe Biden’s Story

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The Hill’s John Solomon has gathered over 450 documents from the State Department, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s office, the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C. and the American lawyers representing Burisma (and Hunter Biden) at the time he was employed as a board member and consultant for the company. Solomon is reporting (for the first time) that these documents are in direct conflict with the story Joe Biden has repeatedly told the American people.

Joe Biden, as the Obama administration’s point man for Ukraine, famously boasted that in March 2016, he threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. aid from the country if they did not fire the Prosecutor General, Viktor Shokin. He claims he made this demand because Shokin was corrupt, rather than because Shokin’s office was planning to interview his son about his questionable business arrangement with Burisma. This claim was strengthened by the fact that Ukraine is known for it’s corruption.

Within a week of Shokin’s firing, Burisma’s legal team met with Ukrainian officials and according to the Ukrainian government’s official memo of the meeting, offered “an apology for dissemination of false information by U.S. representatives and public figures” about the Ukrainian prosecutor. Solomon reports that the legal team’s efforts to secure this meeting began the same day Shokin’s firing was announced. And according to this memo and the legal team’s internal emails, “Burisma’s American team offered to introduce Ukrainian prosecutors to Obama administration officials to make amends.”

Solomon asks:

1.) If the Ukraine prosecutor’s firing involved only his alleged corruption and ineptitude, why did Burisma’s American legal team refer to those allegations as “false information?”

2.) If the firing had nothing to do with the Burisma case, as Biden has adamantly claimed, why would Burisma’s American lawyers contact the replacement prosecutor within hours of the termination and urgently seek a meeting in Ukraine to discuss the case?

Solomon has reported before that Ukrainian prosecutors have made repeated attempts since the summer of 2018 to bring this information to the attention of the U.S. Attorney General. They even hired a retired U.S. attorney to hand deliver this material to the current U.S. attorney in New York, who according to the Ukrainian prosecutors, “showed no interest.”

At that point, they contacted Rudy Giuliani.

During their now immortalized telephone call, between Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told Trump, “I’m knowledgeable about the situation. The issue of the investigation of the case is actually the issue of making sure to restore the honesty so we will take care of that and will work on the investigation of the case.” He also asked Trump to forward any relevant evidence because he plans to open an investigation into the Biden/Burisma case.

In December 2015, the New York Times reported that, within weeks of Joe Biden becoming the Obama administration’s point man in Ukraine Hunter Biden had been hired by Burisma. The article said that the company and its founder, Mykola Zlochevsky, were currently under investigation by Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s office.

Solomon has received documents which he claims “detail an effort to change the narrative after the Times story about Hunter Biden, with the help of the Obama State Department. He has also sued the State Department for all records related to these meetings. He writes:

Hunter Biden’s American business partner in Burisma, Devon Archer, texted a colleague two days after the Times story about a strategy to counter the “new wave of scrutiny” and stated that he and Hunter Biden had just met at the State Department. The text suggested there was about to be a new “USAID project the embassy is announcing with us” and that it was “perfect for us to move forward now with momentum.”

Solomon published a video in April of Joe Biden bragging about his threat to withhold “the billion” if Shokin wasn’t fired by the time he left the country in six hours.

Some media outlets have reported that, at the time Joe Biden forced the firing in March 2016, there were no open investigations. Those reports are wrong. A British-based investigation of Burisma’s owner was closed down in early 2015 on a technicality when a deadline for documents was not met. But the Ukraine Prosecutor General’s office still had two open inquiries in March 2016, according to the official case file provided me. One of those cases involved taxes; the other, allegations of corruption. Burisma announced the cases against it were not closed and settled until January 2017.

After I first reported it in a column, the New York Times and ABC News published similar stories confirming my reporting.

Joe Biden continues to cling to his story that he acted “over concerns about corruption and ineptitude.”

However, Solomon’s newly obtained documents contradict Biden’s claim.

In a newly sworn affidavit prepared for a European court, Shokin testified that when he was fired in March 2016, he was told the reason was that Biden was unhappy about the Burisma investigation. “The truth is that I was forced out because I was leading a wide-ranging corruption probe into Burisma Holdings, a natural gas firm active in Ukraine and Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was a member of the Board of Directors,” Shokin testified.

“On several occasions President Poroshenko asked me to have a look at the case against Burisma and consider the possibility of winding down the investigative actions in respect of this company but I refused to close this investigation,” Shokin added.

Documents from Burisma’s American lawyers corroborate Shokin’s statements.

These documents also show that members of the legal team began “moving into Ukraine with intensity as Biden’s effort to fire Shokin picked up steam.” Solomon reports the details.

Burisma’s own accounting records show that it paid tens of thousands of dollars while Hunter Biden served on the board of an American lobbying and public relations firm, Blue Star Strategies, run by Sally Painter and Karen Tramontano, who both served in President Bill Clinton’s administration.

Just days before Biden forced Shokin’s firing, Painter met with the No. 2 official at the Ukrainian embassy in Washington and asked to meet officials in Kiev around the same time that Joe Biden visited there. Ukrainian embassy employee Oksana Shulyar emailed Painter afterward: “With regards to the meetings in Kiev, I suggest that you wait until the next week when there is an expected vote of the government’s reshuffle.”

Ukraine’s Washington embassy confirmed the conversations between Shulyar and Painter but said the reference to a shakeup in Ukrainian government was not specifically referring to Shokin’s firing or anything to do with Burisma.

Painter then asked one of the Ukraine embassy’s workers to open the door for meetings with Ukraine’s prosecutors about the Burisma investigation, the memos show. Eventually, Blue Star would pay that Ukrainian official money for his help with the prosecutor’s office.

At the time, Blue Star worked in concert with an American criminal defense lawyer, John Buretta, who was hired by Burisma to help address the case in Ukraine. The case was settled in January 2017 for a few million dollars in fines for alleged tax issues.

On March 29, 2016, the day Shokin’s firing was announced, Buretta asked to speak with Yuriy Sevruk, the prosecutor named to temporarily replace Shokin, but was turned down, the memos show.

Blue Star, using the Ukrainian embassy worker it had hired, eventually scored a meeting with Sevruk on April 6, 2016, a week after Shokin’s firing. Buretta, Tramontano and Painter attended that meeting in Kiev, according to Blue Star’s memos.

Sevruk memorialized the meeting in a government memo that the general prosecutor’s office provided to me, stating that the three Americans offered an apology for the “false” narrative that had been provided by U.S. officials about Shokin being corrupt and inept.

“They realized that the information disseminated in the U.S. was incorrect and that they would facilitate my visit to the U.S. for the purpose of delivering the true information to the State Department management,” the memo stated.

The memo also quoted the Americans as saying they knew Shokin pursued an aggressive corruption investigation against Burisma’s owner, only to be thwarted by British allies: “These individuals noted that they had been aware that the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine had implemented all required steps for prosecution … and that he was released by the British court due to the underperformance of the British law enforcement agencies.”

The memo provides a vastly different portrayal of Shokin than Biden’s. And its contents are partially backed by subsequent emails from Blue Star and Buretta that confirm the offer to bring Ukrainian authorities to meet the Obama administration in Washington.

For instance, Tramontano wrote the Ukrainian prosecution team on April 16, 2016, saying U.S. Justice Department officials, including top international prosecutor Bruce Swartz, might be willing to meet. “The reforms are not known to the US Justice Department and it would be useful for the Prosecutor General to meet officials in the US and share this information directly,” she wrote.

Buretta sent a similar email to the Ukrainians, writing that “I think you would find it productive to meet with DOJ officials in Washington” and providing contact information for Swartz. “I would be happy to help,” added Buretta, a former senior DOJ official.

Burisma, Buretta and Blue Star continued throughout 2016 to try to resolve the open issues in Ukraine, and memos recount various contacts with the State Department and the U.S. embassy in Kiev seeking help in getting the Burisma case resolved.

Just days before Trump took office, Burisma announced it had resolved all of its legal issues. And Buretta gave an interview in Ukraine about how he helped navigate the issues.

An extraordinary amount of effort was applied to shield Joe Biden and by extension (and most importantly), the Obama administration from the consequences of Biden’s actions.

Fast forward to the present situation.

Joe Biden continues to tell Americans that he forced then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Shokin because he was corrupt.

Documents show the American legal team that represented Burisma and the interests of Hunter Biden offering “an apology for the dissemination of false information by U.S. representatives and public figures” about the Ukrainian prosecutor. Additional records plus a beehive of activity involving lobbyists, diplomats and both U.S. and Ukrainian government officials corroborate this document.

Who would you believe?

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Fusion GPS Mouthpiece Accidentally Bolsters Trump’s Claim of No Cover-Up

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Sometimes evidence that pushes back on the liberal narrative comes from the oddest places.

In this case, we’ve been dealing with accusations all day that Trump tried to “cover-up” the Ukraine call by putting it on a top secret server. To be clear, regardless of motive, there’s nothing illegal about that. The President has absolute power to classify materials and handle White House communications. Regardless, this was supposedly a big scandal, although even the complainant seemed unsure of what he was actually alleging.

Of course, the more logical conclusion is that Trump put that call, along with many other calls, on the secure government server in order to stop the myriad of leaks that had been happening. Lo and behold, that’s exactly what the newest information points to.

That’s Natasha Bertrand, who made a name for herself throughout the Russia-gate fiasco by being a faithful conduit for Fusion GPS propaganda. She points out that the administration started storing calls on the more secure server after a myriad of leaks, including one involving the Australians. Makes sense, right? Of course, Bertrand isn’t meaning to help make Trump’s case here that the administration was simply trying to avoid leaks. Her piece centers on the ludicrous notion that making information more secure is somehow a “national security risk.”

Up is down, left is right. Less leaks means less secure or something. It not making sense is the point with media hacks like this.

Severely limiting the personnel able to view it would be the entire point. As noted in her original tweet, back in 2017, multiple private phone calls of Trump’s were leaked to the media in order to try to embarrass him. The natural reaction would be to limit access to stop the leaks by the intel community. Magically, the leaks did seem to stop and we haven’t seen another one involving a call until, you guessed it, this latest “whistle-blower” complaint which forced the release of the Ukraine call transcript. It’s almost like the intel community are partisan hacks and can’t be trusted?

Bertrand wasn’t done though. She then made this ridiculous claim.

As Redstate’s streiff points out, that’s not how any of this works. Barack Obama does not get to sign an EO stripping future President’s of their plenary power over classification. The order would apply to subservient positions in the government.

So while Bertrand’s first tweet inadvertently bolster’s Trump’s case that the point of the storage situation was to avoid leaks, she can’t help but follow it up with a bunch of ludicrous nonsense. That’s the Fusion GPS way, who’s no doubt feeding her these stories just as they did during the Mueller probe. The overarching point here is that Democrats currently have nothing. Even their biggest “bombshell” is easily explained away, not just by idle push back, but by proven precedent. The system wasn’t set up for this Ukraine call to cover it up. It was setup to stop an avalanche of leaks and it did its job until the intel community decided to strike again in a different way.

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Rashida Tlaib Leads the Crowd at the Nation’s Capitol: Impeach – ‘the Motherf—–!’ And Now You Can Get the T-Shirt

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We seem to be living in an ever-uglier world.

Vitriol in the political realm appears to be following the increasing use of vulgarity in our entertainment — just witness Beto’s employment of the “F” word, in interviews and on T-shirts. Such a use would’ve immediately deleted any candidate of the past.

Another contributor to the crassness of contemporary conversation is congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who, shortly after becoming the first federal female lawmaker sworn in on a Quran, stunningly announced to a cheering group of supporters that she would “impeach the motherf***er” — that would be, the President of the United States (here).

At an impeachment rally Thursday outside the U.S. Capitol, Tlaib’s presence brought more of the same.

But this time, the nostalgic audience took part in a bit of call and response.

When the Capitol’s cornerstone was laid — by President George Washington on September 18, 1793 — I wonder if he dropped a couple F bombs, too.

“We are ready to impeach!” Rashida declared.

The crowd erupted: “The motherf***er!”

Is this now the tone at the center of the nation?

According to Fox News reporter Chad Pergram, it was Thursday night.

Teen Vogue loved it:

Rashida also explained:

“This is not about the 2020 election, it’s about doing what’s right now for our country. This is going to be a precedent that we set when we don’t hold this president accountable to the rule of the law and to the United States Constitution.”

It could actually end up throwing the election further into Trump’s favor — as Meghan McCain pointed out Tuesday, the Ukraine discussion is going to take Joe Biden into the sludge. That puts Elizabeth Warren — who passed Joe in a poll recently — in line for the nomination.

And, as surely many would agree, Donald Trump against the mild-mannered Democrat in a no-holds-barred debate will be like Dracula fighting a mosquito — they may both technically be out for blood, but one one will just step on the other.

So while the Dems are trying to impeach the mother******, they may just help elect the mother******.

But as we wait and see, there’s good news: You can now get the T-shirt.

-ALEX

 

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Whistleblower Story Implodes: Gov’t Official Specifically Calls Part of Story False, Other Claims Fall Apart

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One of the major problems with the whistleblower complaint that some in the mainstream media are glossing over is that the person wasn’t even on the phone call, so how could he/she know what was said?

The answer of course is that the person could not know. The person admitted in the complaint released today that he/she wasn’t on the call so anything could only at best be second hand information or hearsay. In other words rumor and innuendo.

Yet media was elevating that complaint over the representations of the people who actually were on the call and the transcript of what was really said. Adam Schiff even found that transcript so bland and non-impeachable that he had to make up his own version full of lies to deceive people.

Now, a specific fact alleged in the complaint of the ‘whistleblower’ claimed is being called false by a government official, according to a new breaking report.

According to Christina Ruffini, the State Department and Foreign Affairs Reporter for CBS News, a senior government official is saying that one of the people the whistleblower claimed was on the call was not in fact on the call.

Another problem in the story also emerged today, according to Fox.

And according to the whistleblower complaint, by mid-May, U.S. diplomat Kurt Volker sought to “contain the damage” from Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani’s outreach to Ukraine.

But a July 19 text message conversation from Volker to Giuliani, provided to Fox News on Thursday, showed that Volker had in fact encouraged Giuliani to reach out to Ukraine — even sending Giuliani a message reading, “connecting you here with Andrey Yermak, who is very close to President Zelensky.”

Additionally, the complaint said Trump “suggested that Mr. Zelensky might want to keep” his current prosecutor general, a claim not supported by the transcript.

There were of course other things wrong with the claim to begin with, such as the claim that there was a quid pro quo offered when there was none, as the transcript shows. Ukraine has also made it clear that they did not in any way feel pressured in the phone call, despite the whistleblower saying differently. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said it was a “normal call” and “no one pushed me.”

But now with these very specific items not holding up, will the mainstream media and Democrats finally admit that this is folly to string impeachment talk based on hearsay and rumor? Pretty hard to be a “whistleblower” about an event you weren’t even a part of. Could it possibly be that the people who were on the call and who actually heard what were said are more accurate than this alleged CIA person who wasn’t?

And there’s a far greater question media is missing here as well.

Why is this person being told about the call to begin with? What right did he/she have to be informed about any of this? How leaked to him and why? This indicates a problem within the intelligence community. And is this part of the IC rift with President Trump?

Is there any wonder that the Trump White House would want to shift information into more secure servers when you have leakers like this out there?

Congressional Republicans needs to start asking those essential questions and get our IC community in order. And Democrats and media need to find reality and stop pushing these kinds of stories based on nothing but what looks like pure political agenda.

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Twitter Tough Gal AOC Gets Ragey After NRA Releases Video Showing the Squad Dodging 2nd Amendment Questions

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In light of Democratic presidential candidates like Beto O’Rourke calling for gun confiscation programs, and the fact that members of the Squad have called gun rights advocates “murderers” with “blood on their hands”, the NRA sent a representative to Washington, DC to ask AOC and the rest of the Queenie Quartet a few questions.

It didn’t go well.

The gun rights organization posted a 2 minute video on Wednesday of their reporter having to practically sprint to keep up with all four freshman Congresswomen as they were asked about Beto’s plan, whether they wanted to take away guns and gun rights, and in AOC’s case if she even knew what an AR-15 looked like.

The video showed that AOC in particular was the most belligerent of the four, only answering questions by asking other questions, labeling the NRA as supporters of white supremacists and advocates of murdering Latino Americans, and all but running away from the woman trying to speak with her:

Watch:

Ocasio-Cortez got wind of the video from Moms Demand’s Shannon Watts and proceeded to launch into a temper tantrum, demanding the “full” video be released:

When the NRA ignored her, she again opened up her elementary school sandbox playbook and gave it another go:

It didn’t work.

I dunno if there is a “full, unedited video” out there or not, but it really doesn’t matter. She’s clearly on record as (again) characterizing law-abiding American citizens as white supremacists who want to see Latino American’s murdered. It’s disgusting, and releasing any supposed “unedited” video won’t change that.

Something else the video makes crystal clear is the fact that neither the AOC nor the rest of the members of The Squad like to be on the receiving end of their own medicine. They love do dish out hate against people who disagree with them on social media, at Democrat-friendly gatherings, on liberal podcasts, and the like. But when it’s them on the hot seat they either clam up or give questioners the “how dare you” treatment.

It’s easy to be a keyboard warrior or a beloved leftist when you only have to play to your adoring crowds. But when you’re in mixed political company, the dynamic changes and they don’t like it.

Bless their hearts.

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Democrats Raised Trump $5 Million in Just 24 Hours Thanks to Impeachment Threat

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While it’s likely that the Democrat’s impeachment efforts won’t amount to much besides trouble for Joe Biden, the one thing is doing is filling President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign coffers faster scotch glass in a tidal wave.

According to Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, in the 24 hours since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats would go forward with impeachment proceedings, the GOP has raised $5 million dollars from donors in all 50 states. What’s more, Parscale says that these are only small-dollar donations, not large scale.

Trump and the GOP were pretty much ready to fundraise off the impeachment efforts immediately, and within the first day alone they had already accumulated $1 million. It would appear, however, that donation train was just picking up steam.

Next thing you know, the Trump campaign is rolling around in cash.

This shouldn’t be surprising, given a few factors. Not only are Trump’s approval numbers climbing, polls have also shown that the majority of Americans do not support impeachment at 57 percent.

(READ: Poll Shows The Majority Of Americans Still Don’t Want Trump Impeached)

So far, the only 2020 candidate who seemingly gets that this is more damaging than helpful is Tulsi Gabbard, who told The Hill that it’s not up to Democrat lawmakers as to whether or not Trump should leave office, it’s up to the people.

Add this to the myriad of bad signs for Democrats, not just in terms of their impeachment efforts but also in terms of their success in 2020. They are continuously ignoring the signs and making their campaigns centered around hatred for Trump instead of the American people.

This, in turn, reveals that their faith in the party’s success in 2020 is massively low and that getting Trump out through other means is their only way to power.

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NYT Journalist: How Dare Media Report Bad Things About Joe Biden’s ‘Child,’ 49-Year Old Hunter?

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An Arkansas woman is suing Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, claiming that he is the father of her child. But she’s encountered problems in the effort because he has been ducking service of process, she says.

Basic news item, right, especially given Hunter being so much in the news?

Hugh Hewitt thought so, when he reported Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) commenting on the lawsuit.

But get a load of the reaction of the NY Times’ Michael Barbaro which Twitchy caught:

Apparently, the 49-year-old “child” of Joe Biden is not allowed to be criticized, according to the New York Times. And anyone daring to do so should be flagged to any liberal media outlets for which they might work for suitable shaming/possible firing.

Is there any clearer example of media carrying water for Democrats than this?

Since when is a 49 year old man a “child?” Not to mention Hewitt wasn’t even criticizing Hunter Biden, but simply quoting Tom Cotton.

And this from a media organ, the Times, which has bashed the grown Trump children at every possible opportunity.

This journalist in particular has gone after Trump’s ‘child,’ Ivanka.

The NY Times hasn’t exactly been covering themselves with glory of late.

But using the concern we all share that people not attack any politician’s minor child to cover the peccadilloes of Hunter Biden and paint him as a victimized child is a stretch, even for the brave firefighters at the New York Times.

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Trump Administration Threatens to Pull Funding from Duke University Program for Promoting Islam While Ignoring Christianity

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Duke University and the University of North Carolina jointly run a Middle East studies program, and the initiative is now under threat by the Trump administration.

The White House is threatening to pull taxpayer funding from the endeavor, amid allegations of federal funds misuse. What kind? The advancing an anti-Israel bias, aggressively promoting Islam, and ignoring Judaism and Christianity type.

On August 29th, the Department of Education sent a letter to the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies designating a due date by which the curriculum must be revised. Otherwise, funding will be pulled.

The program — which received a $235,000 grant last year — states its goal as “[supporting] the development of foreign language and international expertise for the benefit of U.S. national security and economic stability.”

Yet, earlier this year, the Duke-UNC CMES held a conference on the taxpayer’s dime with, according to Republican North Carolina Rep. George Holding, “severe anti-Israeli bias and anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

Fox News reports Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was “troubled” by the event.

As noted the investigation:

There is a considerable emphasis placed on understanding the positive aspects of Islam, while there is an absolute absence of any similar focus on the positive aspects of Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion or belief system in the Middle East.

Some academic papers linked to the program have included “Radical Love: Teaching from Islamic Mystical Tradition” and “Performance, Gender-Bending and Subversion in the Early Modern Ottoman Intellectual History.” Neither, in the view of the Education Department, serve the program’s official purpose.

In fact, as for project’s foreign language aspect, only 960 of the 6,800 participants are enrolled in Middle East language classes.

More from Fox:

Department officials instructed the Duke-UNC consortium, which was founded in 2005 and received the grant nearly a decade ago, to provide a “revised schedule of activities” for the next academic year and explain how each offering promotes foreign language learning and advances national security interest.

One UNC history professor thinks the D of E should mind its own business. VP of the school’s American Association of University Professors chapter, Jay Smith, told the Associated Press the official who signed the letter “should stay in his lane and allow the experts to determine what constitutes a ‘full understanding’ of the Middle East.”

Henry Reichman, chair of a committee on academic freedom under the American Association of University Professors, derided the probe as — here’s some novel joint terminology for ya — “right-wing political correctness.”

Education Dept. head Betsy doesn’t seem to be much of a favorite among Democrats, but some do want her to police things at times: In December, actress-turned-person-sayin’-political-stuff appeared to forget cops exist and asked her to be the new Commissioner Gordon (here).

As per DeVos’s commissioned letter, the schools have ’til September 22nd to turn the program around.

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Another Supposed Bombshell On Trump-Ukraine Goes Up In Flames

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I feel like I’m writing one of these every few hours because I suppose I am. There’s been so much misinformation reported in regards to the Trump-Ukraine saga that I can hardly keep up at this point. The original reports of a quid pro quo were wrong. The reports that Trump brought up Biden eight times were wrong. Reports the Intel Chief threatened to resign were false. Claims he demanded an investigation were also false. I could keep going.

To put it lightly, the media have gotten almost every detail of this story wrong along the way. I wrote about most of the above in a story yesterday and one of the things I noted was a new claim being bandied about.

Here’s the tweet I quoted and my response.

And look, I like Guy. He works for Townhall, one of our sister sites, and also does Fox News stuff. I’m not trying to pick on him. But at what point do you just wait before running with this stuff? What part of that story is even worth considering right now given how badly these same outlets failed us just a day earlier?

Sure enough, that accusation has now fallen completely apart. It’s almost like clockwork. Maybe I should go play the loto?

But maybe they just got his identity wrong? Perhaps he still had knowledge of what he claimed?

A big nope on that score as well. He has refuted the report.

In other words, this guy was simply repeating media reports that we already know are wrong because we now have the transcript. Nothing more. He was not an advisor to Zelensky and he did not have any knowledge of any precondition being arranged. He pointedly admits that.

Axios rushed to repeat the ABC “scoop” and got caught with their pants down as well. They issued a correction that no one saw.

Ask yourself why these news outlets don’t just take down the original false tweets and stories? The answer is because this is all being done on purpose. It’s about the narrative and as long as they get the fake story to enough people, they’ve accomplished their goal. Once again, there will be no consequences and the same people who fell for this, even after days of provably false reporting, will bit the hook again. It’s a cycle that never stops.

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