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Nunes: Horowitz Will Likely Find All Four FISA Warrants Against Page Were Illegally Obtained

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz finished his FISA application report and turned it over to Attorney General William Barr on Friday to be scrubbed of any classified information, leading Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) to tell Sean Hannity Tuesday he believes all four FISA warrants used to spy on Carter Page will be found to be illegally obtained. 

Fox News host Sean Hannity broached the topic with the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee during an interview Tuesday evening, saying, “We keep hearing that the FISA report by the inspector general is going to be devastating. I would assume that he concludes that all four FISA applications and warrants were obtained illegally. Do you see any different conclusion than that?”

“No, I don’t, Sean,” Nunes replied.

The report is said to be circulating among lawmakers on Capitol Hill which may be why, according to the Washington Examiner, Nunes, Hannity, and Former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova are insisting that the “initial FISA warrant against Page and the three renewals at three-month intervals were illegally obtained.” Those warrants were obtained from October 2016 to June 2017.

The now-discredited Steele dossier is thought to have been used to obtain the warrants, and there is some question as to who within the FBI and Justice Department may have known the allegations contained in the dossier were unverified, and that the dossier was paid for by Donald Trump’s political opponent Hillary Clinton.

Nunes told Hannity the report will be released to lawmakers in the coming weeks who will then figure out how to release it to the public.

“We don’t want to see it all blacked out. We want the American people to see everything,” Nunes said. “In order for that to happen, a lot of the documents that we have been requesting to be declassified have got to be declassified now. I would only add on just one final point on all of this and that is that Durham needs to gather all of the evidence and needs to make sure, whatever he takes, if he’s going to actually do a prosecution of these dirty cops, he needs to have all the evidence. He needs to get it right. Because we want to make sure that justice is definitely served in this case.”

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Kamala Is All-In On Iowa, Why Won’t She Talk About A Key Issue For Their Voters?

With current polls putting her at around five percent, Kamala Harris is pinning all of her hopes on Iowa.

Politico reports that Harris “is planning to make weekly visits to the state and nearly double the size of her 65-person ground operation” after being absent from the state since her 17-stop bus tour in August.

Then there are completely candid moments  like that that she definitely didn’t expect the press to report on, while being completely aware that their job is to follow her around and report on what she says.

Amazing that the press just happened to catch that, isn’t it? What luck!

If Iowa is her last hope, there’s one big thing missing from her messaging- corn. Iowa is the largest producer of corn in the United States year after year (and the United States is the largest producer of corn in the world). So, why isn’t she talking about ethanol?

She’s in a tough spot.

Ethanol isn’t environmentally friendly and, as such, is very anti-Green New Deal, who was an original co-sponsor of the Sen. Markey’s original legislation. We know that the environment is a huge issue for Democrat party voters- CNN even held a 7-hour townhall on that alone, something they haven’t done for any other single issue.

Harris could court those voters by talking about wind, for example. It’s now more cost-effective than many fossil fuels, and it even matters to Iowa. As one of the largest wind-producing states in America, it is fueling their new tech industry. She’s not talking about that either, though, just going after fossil fuels.

Still, Iowa is farm country, and they rely on corn. She could still win Iowa if she took on a stance that supported free trade, since other countries like Brazil are happy to buy our ethanol. Ted Cruz won Iowa while running against Renewable Fuel Standards (the EPA’s requirement that fuel contain renewable fuels like ethanol) so it’s possible, but you have to stand for something.

Kamala won’t commit to anything, and that’s the real problem here.

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Kamala Is All-In On Iowa, Why Won’t She Talk About A Key Issue For Their Voters?

With current polls putting her at around five percent, Kamala Harris is pinning all of her hopes on Iowa.

Politico reports that Harris “is planning to make weekly visits to the state and nearly double the size of her 65-person ground operation” after being absent from the state since her 17-stop bus tour in August.

Then there are completely candid moments  like that that she definitely didn’t expect the press to report on, while being completely aware that their job is to follow her around and report on what she says.

Amazing that the press just happened to catch that, isn’t it? What luck!

If Iowa is her last hope, there’s one big thing missing from her messaging- corn. Iowa is the largest producer of corn in the United States year after year (and the United States is the largest producer of corn in the world). So, why isn’t she talking about ethanol?

She’s in a tough spot.

Ethanol isn’t environmentally friendly and, as such, is very anti-Green New Deal, who was an original co-sponsor of the Sen. Markey’s original legislation. We know that the environment is a huge issue for Democrat party voters- CNN even held a 7-hour townhall on that alone, something they haven’t done for any other single issue.

Harris could court those voters by talking about wind, for example. It’s now more cost-effective than many fossil fuels, and it even matters to Iowa. As one of the largest wind-producing states in America, it is fueling their new tech industry. She’s not talking about that either, though, just going after fossil fuels.

Still, Iowa is farm country, and they rely on corn. She could still win Iowa if she took on a stance that supported free trade, since other countries like Brazil are happy to buy our ethanol. Ted Cruz won Iowa while running against Renewable Fuel Standards (the EPA’s requirement that fuel contain renewable fuels like ethanol) so it’s possible, but you have to stand for something.

Kamala won’t commit to anything, and that’s the real problem here.

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Zing: Joe Manchin Channels Charlton Heston in Fiery Response to Beto’s Gun Confiscation Plan

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks at a roundtable on the opioid epidemic at Cabell-Huntington Health Center in Huntington, WVa., Monday, July 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Most high-profile Democrats who have criticized Beto O’Rourke’s gun confiscation plan have done so from the perspective that they believe it’ll hurt the party in years to come, and that it’s undoable.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), however, is a different kind of Democrat with a different kind of perspective when it comes to the issue of gun rights. He was asked about O’Rourke’s gun control position on Thursday and gave a response reminiscent of the late actor Charlton Heston’s “cold, dead hands” 2000 NRA convention speech:

Manchin told a Wall Street Journal reporter that the former Texas representative did not speak for all Democrats when vowing to complete mandatory buybacks for certain high-powered rifles.

“Beto’s one human being,” Manchin said, according to a Journal reporter. “He gave his own opinion, OK? I think it was very harmful to make it look like all the Democrats. I can tell you one thing: Beto O’Rourke’s not taking my guns away from me. You tell Beto that OK?”

However, Manchin’s office reportedly told NBC news the senator does not own an AR-style gun.

At last Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, O’Rourke said “Hell yes” in response to ABC News debate moderator David Muir’s question about whether or not he was going to take away people’s guns if elected president:

MUIR: Some of the stage have suggested a voluntary buy-back for guns in this country. You have gone further. You said, quote, “Americans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will have to sell them to the government, all of them. You know that critics call this confiscation. Are you proposing taking away their guns and how would this work?

BETO O’ROURKE: I am, if it’s a weapon that was designed to kill people on a battlefield. If the high impact, high velocity, when it hits your body, shreds everything inside of your body because it was designed to do that so you would bleed to death on a battlefield and not be able to get up and kill one of our soldiers. When we see that being used against children and in Odessa, I met the mother of a 15-year-old girl who was shot by an AR-15 and that mother watched her bleed to death over the course of an hour because so many other people were shot by that AR-15 in Odessa, there weren’t enough ambulances to get to them in time. Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against a fellow American anymore.

President Donald Trump also lashed out at Beto Thursday, noting on Twitter that “Dummy Beto’s” debate declaration on taking guns had “made it much harder to make a deal” in Congress on a compromise gun control bill by basically confirming what gun rights activists have been saying about Democrats for years: They’re coming for your guns.

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Newest Claim By Authors of Kavanaugh Book Is The Most Farfetched Of Them All

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On Wednesday evening, New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, co-authors of the hit piece about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, attended a National Press Club event in Washington, D.C. The president of the club, Alison Kodjak, later tweeted that the women told fellow guests that Kavanaugh had agreed to be interviewed “for their book – If they wrote that they didn’t talk with him.” She wrote that they refused to this condition and “walked away from the interview.”

Fox News’ reported they had contacted Kavanaugh’s office, but did not receive an immediate response.

Call me skeptical, but I can’t imagine Kavanaugh even entertaining an interview with hostile reporters knowing there was a 100% chance that his words would be twisted to fit their narrative.

Nor do I find it conceivable that Kavanaugh would take the risk of putting himself into the very situation that he now finds himself – the women reporting ‘Kavanaugh told us that if we lied and said he didn’t meet with us, he would meet with us.’

The Huffington Post reported the story with this headline, “NY Times Reporters Say Kavanaugh Asked Them To Lie In Exchange For An Interview.” And this was their lede: “New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly said that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh agreed to let them interview him for their upcoming book ― as long as they would publicly lie about it.”

According to the Huffington Post, “Kelly and Pogrebin said they couldn’t agree to the justice’s terms, so they couldn’t conduct the interview.” The article includes tweets from the Washingtonian’s Andrew Beaujon writing that Kavanaugh “wanted a line in there saying he had declined an interview. They were on their way to Washington to interview him.” This implies something even worse, that Kavanaugh had initially agreed to an interview, then once they were on their way, he altered the conditions.

But, in the end, Beaujon implies that Kelly and Pogrebin had too much integrity to agree to those terms. Please.

It sounds too much like the fable of the crocodile who convinces a frog he will transport him safely across a fast moving river and, of course, eats him before they reach the other side. Why? Because it is in the crocodile’s nature.

Pogrebin and Kelly will go on dropping incendiary soundbites to keep the Kavanaugh story alive and to sell books. Because it is in their nature.

Note: I will update this post if Kavanaugh’s office issues a comment.

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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Wearing “Brownface” Is the Scandal We All Need Right Now

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin has gone and done it. The famously liberal and weak kneed leader from the North has been caught in a scandal involving his wearing of “brownface” back in 2001. Yes, this happened in this century. TIME magazine uncovered the picture in a yearbook.

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.

The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

Tell me you didn’t read that and the theme song from Aladdin didn’t pop into your head?

TIME assures me this is really serious. Here’s a picture of the incident.

Look, I’ve got to give the guy props. If he dressed like that and still managed the accompaniment of the female sex, dude must have game, right? Although, I’m not sure what’s up with him trying to choke her out as the photo is taken. Must be a Canadian thing.

Here was Trudeau’s hilarious comment.

He’s citing another picture that also caused an uproar several years back in which his family dressed up in traditional Indian garb.

This guy has the cultural awareness of Jerry Nadler at a Chinese buffet.

But seriously, let’s talk about this. Can anyone tell me what the heck “brownface” is? Has anyone ever even heard that term before Trudeau’s latest fashion faux paux? I’ve been under the impression that the entire reason blackface is offensive is because of its history of being used in the mockery of African-Americans, especially during times of oppression? In the context of minstrel shows, slavery, and the later Jim Crow era, it certainly makes sense that blackface would be seen as something to avoid and I’ve got no problem being sensitive to that.

Here’s the thing though, Arabs aren’t oppressed, at least not outside of their own Arab leadership. In fact, the history of the Middle Eastern civilization is one of aggression, invasion, and conquering others into submission. At what point did we decide dressing up like Aladdin is actually mocking an oppressed class, because I’m pretty sure it’s not. This is the same appropriation we see from certain Democrats like Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib, who want to pretend their backgrounds are in anyway comparable to the African-American struggle in American history by labeling themselves “women of color.”

As my colleague Kira Davis wrote earlier this year, the struggle of being black in America is unique and should be respected as such. It’s not something to be hi-jacked by everyone with pigmentation levels below your average Italian. This entire ordeal is just dumb. There’s nothing inherently racist or wrong about dressing up like Aladdin for a costume party and it is not the same thing as dressing up like a African-American, who’s history includes systematic oppression and mockery.

Trudeau should laugh this off. But he’s gonna bow before the woke mob because that’s all the left knows how to do these days.

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Reuters’ Photo of the Day: ‘Money Is Seen In President Trump’s Back Pocket As He Boards Air Force One’

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Reuters has a daily feature on their website called “Editor’s Choice Photos” where photographs of items in the days’ news cycle can be viewed. For example, today they show Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife casting their votes in the Israeli election as well as Brazilian fire brigade members trying to control a fire in the Amazon. Also included is an image of a “man carrying a gun walking along a street blocked by barricades during a general strike day to protest against the shortage of fuel and against the government, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and a man entering his flooded home after torrential rains in Dolores near Alicante, Spain.”

You get the idea. The editors present the news of the day through a series of photographs, most of which contain some element of drama.

Included in today’s collection is a photo showing President Trump climbing the stairs to board Air Force One. The wind has blown up the side vent of his jacket revealing – wait for it – a $20 bill stuffed into his back pocket.

How is this newsworthy?

Here are some reader responses to the photograph:

Hard hitting news…Keep up the good job.

LOL at making a story about the President having $20 in his back pocket.

President Trump was always known for being a very good tipper.

He carries $3000 around at all times to tip people that gives him good service. Nice.

Tip money at the ready.

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A $20 bill!?!?!? Start the impeachment proceedings!!!!

BREAKING:
Billionaire has cash in his pocket

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Hillary Clinton Has a New Excuse For Why She Lost the 2016 Election

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Hillary Clinton is apparently still a thing and she continues to blame everything but herself for losing the 2016 election to President Trump. We’ve seen her blame Russia multiple times, but now she’s got a new excuse – voter suppression.

Here’s Kyle Griffin, notable for being one of the biggest hacks on Twitter, dutifully parroting her claim.

Per The Daily Wire.

Clinton told an audience at George Washington University that she’s been counseling 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls, according to The Hill, and among her pearls of wisdom is a warning to watch out for Republican “voter suppression,” which she believes comes in the form of laws requiring a photo ID to vote.

Clinton specifically blames Republican voter suppression for Stacey Abrams losing the election for Georgia governor, but, for the first time, extrapolated the problem to the 2016 presidential election, claiming that around 200,000 voters in Wisconsin were turned away from the polls because of that state’s voter ID requirement (Clinton, of course, lost Wisconsin in a brutal swing state defeat, despite what she claims were internal polls showing her far ahead of Trump)

Who in this country could possibly, with years of prior notice, not be ready to present an ID when they go to vote? How is it even an argument that such is an insurmountable burden? The idea that 200,000 people, in a state with less than 1.8 million total votes, were turned away because of not having an ID simply doesn’t pass muster. And the reason it doesn’t pass muster is because it’s abject nonsense.

The number she’s citing is actually based on a baseless claim made by a judge, who claimed that Wisconsin’s voter ID law could disenfranchise 300,000 people. The assertion that a full 15% of prospective voters in Wisconsin don’t have an ID is ludicrous. You can’t do anything without an ID these days, including having a bank account, collecting welfare benefits, and having electricity. The judge in question made a wild claim. It was not dispositive of reality.

Yet, Clinton is now claiming it anyway, albeit misquoting it by 100,000 less. Of course, even then, the law was struck down in 2014. By 2016, it had been rewritten to ensure a lack of disenfranchisement, no matter how small the numbers may have been.

In other words, Hillary Clinton is full of it. Shocking, right?

She simply can’t accept that voters simply didn’t want her. Her vast history of corruption and double dealing, along with her being incredibly inauthentic, are what ultimately sunk her. Those things are on Clinton, not voter ID laws or Russia or Donald Trump’s voodoo. It amazes me people still pay this woman to come speak. You’d do better to set the money on fire. At least then you’d get the value of the heat it produces for a short time.

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Ilhan Omar Demands Twitter “Deplatform” Trump After Tense Exchange, But There’s Just One Problem

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President Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) engaged in a brief but tense war of words on Twitter earlier today that had the freshman Congresswoman demanding the social media platform take action against him.

Politico reports:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) today called on Twitter to take action against President Donald Trump’s account and remove a tweet in which he shared a false claim that Omar had “partied” on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

“They have a responsibility and they set community standards and clearly the president has shown many-a-times that he has violated their community standards,” she told POLITICO. “I don’t even know why his account is not fully suspended — why he’s not deplatformed.”
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Trump today shared a tweet by conservative actor and comedian Terrence Williams that erroneously claimed Omar was out dancing on the anniversary of 9/11. “IIhan Omar, a member of AOC Plus 3, will win us the Great State of Minnesota. The new face of the Democrat Party!” Trump wrote in a caption.

Williams ended up deleting the original tweet after it was noted that the Omar dancing video was actually from a September 13th event, but Trump’s tweet is still up as of this writing:

Here is how Omar responded:

She also retweeted several tweets from others who called for Twitter to take action, as well as one from 2020 presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) condemning Trump:

Here’s the problem with what Omar is all but telling Twitter to do in response to Trump’s tweet: If Twitter makes it the rule and not the exception to delete tweets and suspend and/or deplatform elected officials for misleading claims, unintentionally erroneous claims, deliberately false claims (lies), and/or any tweet the offending party alleges incited threats of violence, then Omar’s account will need to be suspended or deplatformed, too.

That goes for all members of The Squad, and in fact for most Republicans and Democrats in Congress as well. Because there’s not a single Twitter account out there from a politician that doesn’t contain at least one or more of the types of tweets I mentioned above, including Omar’s.

In fact, Omar has been resistant to deleting tweets she posts that are clearly anti-Semitic and prone to incite threats, and has only done so in certain instances – including deleting one that had been up for seven years.

Not to mention they weren’t deleted due to Republican complaints or because of any genuine feelings of guilt, but instead because of intense pressure from some of her own party members that the tweets were a distraction from their far left agenda.

While I don’t doubt that Omar is on the receiving end of some pretty nasty threats, the same holds true for most other members of the House and Senate. Unfortunately, it comes with the territory. The threats and those behind them should be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law if deemed credible and serious.

But I suspect that the issue with Omar is not just that Trump’s tweet was inaccurate, it’s the fact that she was criticized – period. It’s become Standard Operating Procedure for Squad members to flash the “incitement” card when someone criticizes them – even when the criticism is legitimate. It’s a way for Omar and her Congressional BFFs to try and shut down the debate.

Demanding Trump be suspended or deplatformed for his tweet is just another on a long list of shutuppery tactics utilized by the left, another way to try and silence an outspoken critic.

Even with Twitter’s well-documented left-wing biases in mind, it’s not likely to work. But it won’t stop Omar from trying.

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The Atlantic Joins In On the Dumpster Fire That Is the Latest Kavanaugh Smear

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gives his opening statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Image via AP)

The latest smear perpetrated against Justice Brett Kavanaugh has finally begun to die down. As I shared over the past few days, the original piece in The New York Times was unverifiable trash, rehashing old, uncredible allegations and introducing a new one that was so laughable that even the alleged victim doesn’t remember it happening. Worse though, the Times also buried a bombshell revelation (first reported in Mollie Hemingway’s book last summer) that Christine Blasey Ford’s “witness” didn’t recall the incident, didn’t find it believable, and had been pressured to lie.

The wheels have come completely off this cart but that isn’t going to stop other outlets from continuing to smear feces on themselves and claim it’s moisturizer.

Per The Federalist, The Altantic is the latest to publish an article of based on excerprts of “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh,” a book so badly researched and biased that it’s actually enjoyable to read for it’s sheer comedic value.

A new Atlantic-published, adapted excerpt of the book attempts to resurrect Pogrebin and Kelly’s anti-Kavanaugh smears but once again has a major error. “We Spent 10 Months Investigating Kavanaugh. Here’s What We Found” was published in the Atlantic.

Their reporting must not have been thorough. In a section explaining why they believe the accusers despite the lack of any evidence, they write that their emotional reaction to the claims was that the claims rang true. But they get major facts wrong:

Using Martha’s common-sense test, the claims of Deborah Ramirez, while not proven by witnesses, also ring true to us. Ramirez, who was a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s, said he drunkenly thrust his penis at her during a party in their freshman-year dormitory, Lawrance Hall. The people who allegedly witnessed the event—Kavanaugh’s friends Kevin Genda, David Todd, and David White—have kept mum about it. Kavanaugh has denied it. If such an incident had occurred, Kavanaugh said, it would have been the “talk of campus.”

It is not true that the alleged witnesses kept mum. This is another major error by The New York Times reporters.

Notice in the excerpt above, you get the same ridiculous “ring true” standard that has no basis in fact or any semblance of journalistic process. Things don’t “ring true.” They either are true or they aren’t and if you can’t prove them to be so, they shouldn’t be spread as supposition.

Further, the writers of this new smear-laden book are lying. The people in question did not keep “mum about it.” Several of them questioned the accusations veracity and sided with Kavanaugh, providing their support for the idea that he wouldn’t have done something like that. Other’s outright denied witnessing anything at all.

So why would the Times “reporters” who wrote this book leave that out and then publish an article in The Atlantic also omitting yet more exculpatory evidence in Kavanaugh’s favor? I think we all know the answers to that.

Exactly. This isn’t omission by error. It’s purposefully smearing Brett Kavanaugh by leaving out key facts and witness testimony in his favor. This new anti-Kavanaugh book continues to be shown for the piece of trash that it is. It’s no surprise it came from two distinguished reporters at The New York Times. What’s that say about that publication?

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