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Joe Biden Just Makes Up a War Story While Campaigning

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This seems fine.

Joe Biden can’t stop committing gaffes, although I question whether it’s even accurate to call making something up a gaffe. It’s probably more accurate to just say he lied.

Fox News delivers the details of this latest episode. It starts with Biden recounting that he flew into Afghanistan, through the teeth of danger, to honor a Navy Captain. The problem is that basically none of what he says is true.

According to Biden, he brushed off concerns about the risk of him traveling to the deadly area. “We can lose a vice president,” he said, recounting his words to a crowd during an event on Friday. “We can’t lose many more of these kids. Not a joke.” His story involved the captain dramatically telling Biden he didn’t want the medal because his comrade ended up dying.

But after speaking with more than a dozen military and campaign sources, the Post determined the event “never happened” and that “almost every detail in the story appears to be incorrect.”

“It appears as though the former vice president has jumbled elements of at least three actual events into one story,” the Post’s Matt Viser and Greg Jaffe wrote.

They added that Biden rattled off a slew of inaccurate facts in the span of just a few minutes.

“In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony,” Viser and Jaffe wrote.

Biden has a habit of this, and I’m not talking about his habit of making things up or forgetting where he is. I’m talking about him continually painting himself as being much more than he actually was as Vice President. We saw it with his ludicrous descriptions of dealing with Ukraine, where he presented himself as levying threats and getting things done, as if he actually had the power to make any decisions without Obama’s approval. Here, Biden inserts himself as a would be war hero, risking his own life to do well by a service member. In the end, his story comes off as simply using the military as pawns to promote how great he is, and that’s a problem even without the inaccuracies.

Of course, the inaccuracies are also a problem. When nearly every detail in a story turns out to be wrong, that doesn’t say a lot about Biden’s current mental capacity. He’s either really bad at lying or he’s honestly mixing up details and events to a striking degree. Neither is good.

At least he didn’t claim to be dodging sniper fire like a certain past Democrat nominee, so he has that going for him.

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Homeless Man Burned to Death on LA’s Skid Row; Advocate Again Calls for Federal Intervention

Earlier this month, as reported at RedState, longtime Los Angeles homeless advocate Rev. Andy Bales said that the scope of the public health and humanitarian crisis in Los Angeles is now beyond what the state and local government can handle and that only a FEMA-type intervention can solve it now.

(Note, readers, that the paragraph states “FEMA-type” and not FEMA. There seemed to be some confusion in the prior article.)

Bales is sounding the alarm again after a Skid Row fixture, Dwayne Fields, was killed Monday night – burned to death when his tent was set on fire. According to the LA Times:

“Fields, 62, was inside his tent around 11:30 p.m. when, prosecutors allege, another man set his living quarters ablaze. Responding officers found Fields walking down 6th street, his body still burning, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the case candidly.”

Deon Joseph witnessed the horrific scene.

In reply to Deon Joseph’s tweet, Bales said that “gang control” of Skid Row has gone on for too long and that more help is needed.

According to an LA Times report, there has been a recent spate of violence around Skid Row.

Four people, including a social worker and a security guard, were shot in San Julian Park last week after a dispute erupted on the sidewalk. Earlier this month, a 59-year-old homeless man was beaten to death with a pipe during a robbery.

Fields’ chronic homelessness exposed flaws in the current bureaucratic response to homelessness in Los Angeles, according to Pete White, Executive Director of Los Angeles Community Action Network (LACAN). Fields had found a home multiple time over the last five years, but wanted to stay with his partner, who had “mobility issues.”

“The problem was his partner who was still out there. They could never find accommodations for a couple, which is one of the big problems with our … system of providing services,” White said. “There are very limited opportunities for single individuals and even less so for partners.”

Another homeless advocate, Gen. Jeff Page, said:

“You’ve got a lot of families that are stuck on the sidewalk because they want to stay together,” he said. “There’s situations like this where, to me, the skid row infrastructure is to blame, because it’s not accommodating the needs of human beings and natural human family systems.”

Fields, a street musician, had a large network of friends in the Skid Row area, and they gathered Wednesday night to celebrate his life and to comfort Valerie Wertlow, the partner he left behind.

The group held a candlelight vigil, walking from LACAN’s office to the corner of Sixth and San Pedro streets, where Wertlow and Fields’ tent had stood.

“What two nights earlier was a crime scene became a living memorial to Fields.

“Alongside Wertlow’s belongings were three pictures of her companion of two decades. Paper printouts of Fields’ smiling face were attached with paper clips to the chain link fence that backstopped her home.

“Speakers were set up. A keyboard was plugged in. And Fields’ friends sang ‘A Change Is Gonna Come,’ ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Amazing Grace.” Wertlow led the group in singing ‘Lean On Me.’

“Wertlow said mutual attraction helped start their relationship, but it was Fields’ kindness that kept them together.

‘If you needed anything … he had it,” she said. “He had you.’

“And now, Wertlow said, she has him.”

Another homeless man, 38-year-old Jonathan Early, has been charged with capital murder in Fields’ death.

What supposedly compassionate progressives don’t understand is that their “compassionate” policies regarding vagrancy, mental health treatment, and homelessness are leading to record numbers of deaths among the homeless population. In 2018, 918 homeless people died on the streets in Los Angeles County. Of course, this is in addition to the public health crisis and increases in crime fueled by the astronomical rise in the homeless population.

When compassion is misguided, it leads to rule by those with no compassion at all.

Jennifer Van Laar is Deputy Managing Editor at RedState and Executive Director of the Save California PAC. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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Just Stop: Actor Tom Arnold Mocks Sarah Sanders Weight, but Recent Photos Show He Has No Room to Talk

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FILE – In this July 26, 2018, file photo, host and executive producer Tom Arnold participates in Viceland’s “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold” panel during the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Actor Tom Arnold is like the male version of Bette Midler (that’s not a compliment, Tom, in case you’re reading this). When he opens his mouth – or logs on to his Twitter account, what comes out of it often sounds like it came straight out of the deepist, nastiest pits of the Democratic fever swamps.

He’s accused President Trump of murder. He’s threatened to beat up Trump. He’s also told Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), a war hero who lost his eye serving his country in combat, to man up.

What’s he up to this week? Trying to demean White House Sec. Stephanie Grisham and former White House Sec. Sarah Sanders.

This is the tweet from Grisham that Arnold took issue with:

Arnold, who apparently lurks on Twitter just to troll Trump administration officials, weighed in with the usual class you can expect from a guy like him:

Arnold responded to some of the Twitter users who took exception to what he said:

I’m not typically one to join in on disparaging someone’s looks, but Arnold really asked for it here. Sanders is a lovely, classy woman while Tom comes across as starved for attention and desperate.

Not to mention recent photos of him show he really has no room whatsoever to talk about someone else’s weight.

Like this one with another unhinged leftist:

And this one:

And this one:

I wonder if Tom knows what they say about people in glass houses?

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Heartbreak: Bill de Blasio Fails to Qualify for Third Democratic Debate, But Struggling Campaign Presses On

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participates in the second of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in the Fox Theatre in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It would appear that Democratic voters are not in a New York state of mind.

The day after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) officially dropped out of the presidential race, the participants in the third Democratic presidential debate were announced. One name that was not on the list, rather unsurprisingly, was NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The NY Daily News reports reports:

It’s official: Mayor de Blasio won’t be on stage next month with the rest of the Democratic candidates hoping to become their party’s presidential nominee.

De Blasio, whose long-shot presidential bid has been marred by low poll numbers and slumping fundraising, did not make the cut, party leadership announced Thursday.

Hizzoner didn’t manage to meet the qualification requirement of garnering at least 2% support in four or more polls approved by the Democratic National Committee. He also failed to fulfill the second requirement of receiving at least 130,000 unique donations.

Here are the candidates who did qualify, according to the DNC’s criteria:

The Mayor has faced intense criticism from constituents back home who say he should be focusing more on the problems facing New York City than running for higher office. Some have even taken to distributing “missing person” posters with de Blasio’s name and face on them:

Campaign literature began to pop up on lampposts in Midtown Friday, with a tongue-in-cheek message declaring de Blasio “MISSING,” amid his longshot quest for the Oval Office.

“Last seen embarrassing himself in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina,” read the black-and-white posters. “If seen please tell him to immediately return to New York and do the job he was elected to do.”

The poster — printed with a photo of Hizzoner and his age, height and weight — asks anyone with “information about this man’s whereabouts” to contact “deblasioforresident@gmail.com.”

Here’s what they look like:

Ouch.

According to multiple media reports, though, de Blasio was in Nevada campaigning today and doesn’t appear to have any plans to drop out:

When contacted Thursday, de Blasio’s campaign remained focused on the campaign ahead of them.

“The Mayor very much looks forward to his return engagement on ‘Pod Save America,’” they said in a statement.

“He also looks forward to the Nevada State AFL-CIO convention on Thursday and the New Hampshire State Democratic Convention on September 7 as well as many appearances ahead.”

De Blasio’s campaign has been plagued with setbacks, including just last week when he appeared in front of an Iowa union crowd via video conference, and the audio feed made him sound like he had swallowed helium.

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IG Report Reveals Comey’s Briefing to Trump On the Steele Dossier Was a Setup

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While James Comey is asking for an apology after the DOJ failed to prosecute him for mishandling classified information, the actual facts within the new IG report on the former FBI Director’s behavior paint a damning picture.

One specific revelation involves Comey’s “defensive” briefing to Trump about the Steele dossier, including the infamous Moscow sex allegations and “pee tape.” As Byron York shares over at the Washington Examiner, there’s far more to the story than we’ve been previously told and it essentially confirms that it was a setup.

Let’s dive in.

On Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, Comey, along with CIA head John Brennan, national intelligence chief James Clapper, and NSA Director Mike Rogers, met with Trump in Trump Tower in New York. Together, they briefed the president-elect on the findings of the intelligence community investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

But the group, and especially Comey, had bigger plans than that. Before the meeting, they agreed that after briefing Trump on Russian efforts, the others would leave and Comey would stay to brief Trump alone about the Steele Moscow sex allegation.

Comey and top FBI officials prepared meticulously for the moment. The IG report says Comey had a planning meeting with FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, chief of staff James Rybicki, general counsel James Baker, and “the supervisors of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election.” (It is unclear who was in that last group, although the now-famous FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page played large roles in the investigation.)

Everything that happened that day ran through the Obama cabal of Brennan, Clapper, Rogers, and Comey. McCabe and FBI counsel were also involved. If that sounds unusual for what is supposed to be a simple briefing, that’s because it was. Trump had already been elected, but instead of just treating him normally, the FBI were planning everything with the hope of Trump providing them evidence for their Trump-Russia investigation, otherwise known as Crossfire Hurricane.

The IG report says the group “agreed that the briefing needed to be one-on-one, so that Comey could present the ‘salacious’ information in the most discreet and least embarrassing way.” But however it was presented, the FBI leaders worried that Trump might “perceive the one-on-one briefing as an effort to hold information over him like a ‘Hoover-esque type of plot.’” That was a reference to the FBI’s notorious founding director J. Edgar Hoover, who relished keeping (and using) embarrassing secrets on top political leaders.

The group discussed how Trump might react. In particular, they considered whether he would “make statements about or provide information of value to the pending Russia interference investigation” known as “Crossfire Hurricane.”

Perhaps Trump would say something incriminating. The FBI officials made plans for Comey, immediately after leaving the meeting, to write down everything he could remember about whatever Trump said. Comey also wanted to discuss Trump’s reactions with top aides immediately. Comey told the inspector general it was “important for FBI executive managers to be ‘able to share in [Comey’s] recall of the salient details of those conversations.’” Bureau officials also wanted to be able to respond if Trump publicly “misrepresent[ed] what happened in the encounter.”

So, preparations were made. “Comey said he had a secure FBI laptop waiting for him in his FBI vehicle and that when he got into the vehicle, he was handed the laptop and ‘began typing as the vehicle moved,’” the report says. He worked on his account as the FBI car took him to the New York field office, where aides had set up a secure video teleconference with Rybicki, McCabe, Baker, and the “Crossfire Hurricane” supervisors. Comey continued to work on his memo after that and sent the group a final version the next day, Saturday, Jan. 7.

In other words, this was a setup.

The intention was not to simply brief Trump as they would a normal president. Rather, they were looking to seed information his way and hoped that he’d then incriminate himself in some manner. Comey was ready and waiting to memorialize the conversation on official channels, another completely unheard of aspect of all this, if Trump said anything they could use against him. The entire thing was an exercise in entrapment that ultimately failed.

Shortly after the meeting took place, it was leaked to CNN, most likely by James Clapper. None of this was a coincidence.

With the hook provided to the news media, the narrative that Trump was a Russian agent who liked his bed peed on by prostitutes was set into motion. For the next two years we dealt with completely ridiculous conspiracy theories, not just daily, but sometimes hourly from the mainstream press.

Comey would try to defend himself to the IG, insisting that there was no leak. As York spells out, that simply makes no sense at all.

Comey tried to talk Trump out of his suspicions. “Comey said that, among other things, he remembered telling Trump that the source of the information was ‘not a government document, and it’s not classified,’” the report said. “Comey also remembered telling Trump that to ‘speak of it as a leak doesn’t make sense’ because ‘a lot of people in Washington had [the information],’ and Comey said he told Trump that he had previously warned Trump that it might soon be published by the media.”

Comey’s explanation was disingenuous at best. Leaked information could be terribly damaging whether or not it was classified. And yes, some media figures had the dossier — Steele had been desperately trying to get them to report it for months. But the media did not know that Comey had briefed Trump on the Moscow sex story. That was the leak that gave the media the go-ahead to report on the existence of the dossier and then for BuzzFeed to publish the whole thing. If it was important enough for the nation’s top intel chiefs to brief the president-elect, wasn’t it important enough for the public to know? It was the leak of the meeting that set off the chain of events surrounding the dossier and the Trump Tower briefing.

This new report is really bad for James Comey. Don’t be gaslit by the fact that the IG found he didn’t give classified information to the media. He was still found to have mishandled it. Worse, his behavior was found to be extremely subversive and corrupt. He was acting as a political actor in all his interactions with Trump from the moment he was elected. The now infamous briefing was clearly just a pretense to try to gather incriminating information on Trump and to provide a hook to the media so the dossier could be spread far and wide.

While much of this stuff has fallen out the limelight since Robert Mueller so thoroughly crashed and burned, it can’t be forgotten. This kind of corruption must be punished. Further, the actions of the media were incredibly abhorrent, with their conspiracy mongering and constant slander. Perhaps all these actors hope people just forget what happened? Time certainly dims outrage, but I have a feeling this is going to linger, as it should.

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April Ryan: Trump Considered Nuking Hurricanes Because it Would Mean Nuking Parts of Africa

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As Kira Davis wrote earlier today, the reports from supposedly reputable media outlets that President Trump suggested “nuking” hurricanes to keep them from hitting the U.S. are clearly fake news to everyone outside of those who (like most of the liberals in CNN’s newsroom) suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome.

A perfect example of the latter comes in the form of CNN political commentator and First Amendment defender April Ryan, fresh off of being given a free pass by her media colleagues after she had a credentialed journalist thrown out of one of her speaking engagements because “When I speak, I don’t have news covering my speech.”

Ryan joined other liberal commentators including the supposedly objective (not really) “New Day” hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman in a wildly biased segment talking about Trump’s alleged remarks about nuking hurricanes.

Here’s how it went down (bolded emphasis added):

The unanimously anti-Trump panel on Monday’s New Day melted down at President Trump’s alleged far-fetched suggestion to use nuclear weapons to stop hurricanes headed towards the United States. While everyone on the panel laughed off at the idea, CNN political analyst April Ryan took it a step further by declaring that the desire to nuke hurricanes off the coast of Africa is motivated by racial animus.

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Ryan addressed the reporting on President Trump’s supposed plan by describing how hurricanes “start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it.”

The CNN carnival barker then proceeded to suggest President Trump had a more sinister motive for wanting to use nuclear weapons off the coast of Africa: “He brought in Africa…As we were talking during break, he’s called Africa a sh**hole nation…And what part of Africa are you talking about? Sub-Saharan Africa, where there are mostly black people?”

Watch video of the unhinged segment below:

Newsbusters and Real Clear Politics have the full transcripts.

This is not unlike what deranged leftists said about Bush before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, suggesting Bush wanted black people to die, etc.

There is just no rationalizing with people who are this far gone, first believing there was even talk of nuking a hurricane, and second for insinuating it was being discussed because racism. Shame on CNN for not only amplifying this hateful nonsense, but for being active participants in it.

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Trump Administration Bans Democrat Staffers From Border Facilities

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The Department of Homeland Security made a decision this week to ban Democrat staffers working for the House Oversight Committee from visiting border facilities. This came after reports of disruptive behavior and a refusal to follow rules on previous trips.

This via Fox News.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has barred Democratic staffers from the House Oversight Committee from visiting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of a planned trip this week after committee staff allegedly were “disruptive” and refused to follow instructions during their last trip, Fox News has learned.

Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., had sent his staff to visit border facilities for “oversight inspections” last week and planned to send staff again to view Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and CBP centers.

But sources told Fox News that DHS has revoked access to CBP facilities for the upcoming visit, citing staff behavior that “interfered” with law enforcement operations — including refusing to leave one site after their scheduled window, skipping some tours and being “rude” to officers. A DHS official said that ICE visits will still be allowed this week, but with a two-hour time limit. One of those visits took place on Tuesday.

“Due to the operational burden placed on the field by their refusal to comply with instruction during last week’s STAFFDEL [staff delegation visit], CBP pulled the trip in which more site visits were to take place at CBP and ICE facilities this week,” a senior DHS official told Fox News in an email Wednesday. “DHS communicated to the committee that due to their conduct, CBP could not support visits from the committee this week.”

Some will get upset about this but I’m fine with it. CBP and ICE can not do their jobs properly with Democrat staffers running around politicizing everything and refusing to listen to instructions and follow schedules. These facilities have limited resources and the agencies running them hold legal liability for those in their care. Staffers were said to have been flouting the regulations on taking pictures, overstaying tours, showing up late for others, and making demands of DHS that were not disclosed in earlier communications.

Democrats are claiming this hampers their oversight role but that’s nonsense. Any Congressional member is still perfectly capable of getting on an airplane and visiting themselves. There’s no mandate that the administration must accept whoever Congressional members send down to “inspect” things.

Further, nothing Congress is doing has been attempted in good faith. They’ve routinely lied about conditions at the border while ignoring the impossible position DHS has been put in. Meanwhile, they’ve sought to stifle funding that’s desperately needed to house people properly, all while they complain people aren’t being housed properly. Comparisons to Nazis and the Gestapo have also been made Congressional members in public settings.

There’s no reason that DHS should go out of its way to accommodate people who refuse to treat them fairly in return.

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Boom: GOP Spokeswoman Drops a MOAB on Stacey Abrams’ Argument Against the Electoral College

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It’s no big secret that Democrat Stacey Abrams refuses to concede last year’s Georgia gubernatorial race. She has spent the entirety of her time since telling anyone who will listen that the election was “stolen.”

Along the way, she’s continued to undermine the election process in Georgia by telling voters there that they “don’t have the right to vote.” She also launched an organization she feels will combat alleged “voter suppression” efforts in her home state and elsewhere.

As far as her plans for higher office go, she recently announced she has no plans to run for president and no plans to run for Senate in Georgia. But she did throw her hat in the ring for possible vice presidential consideration after telling reporters several months ago she didn’t want to play second fiddle.

But for Democrats with aspirations for the vice presidency come the questions about the electoral college, which leftists like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) have come out in favor of abolishing on grounds that it’s “racist.”

Abrams took a similar position on MSNBC’s “All in with Chris Hayes” program Tuesday after being asked about it:

HAYES: Briefly. Final policy question. There have been some calls to abolish the electoral college. There`s been some controversy over this week of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling for it. The president emailing his supporters about how terrible an idea that was. Do you favor that?

ABRAMS: Absolutely. The electoral college was not designed to make sure people in small states weren’t subject to the tyranny of people in urban areas, that wasn’t the conversation at the time, it was because those in power did not believe that working people that the intellectual capacity to directly elect the leader of the free world. We have long passed that time and it’s time for direct election and popular vote.

GOP spokeswoman Liz Harrington got wind of Abrams’ argument and dropped a MOAB on it:

Seriously! I mean we all know at this point the only way Stacey Abrams will accept the results of any election in which she’s the Democratic nominee is if she wins it.

Related –>> Their Rules: Stacey Abrams Shouldn’t Be Considered a VP Candidate Because She Can’t Get Over 2018 (Video)

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It Sure Looks Like Ilhan Omar Illegally Funneled Campaign Money to Carry Out Her Affair

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

As my colleague streiff covered a few days ago, rumors of Rep. Ilhan Omar having an affair with a married man were essentially confirmed. In a divorce filing, the Tim Mynett’s ex-wife revealed that her then husband had confessed the affair to her back in April. This was before Omar left her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi. The filing also shows that Omar is lying about the affair given the dates in question.

Oddly enough, CNN and MSNBC have both not reported on the story. Just an honest oversight, I’m sure. But CNN did manage to find time to white knight for her yesterday after the Alabama GOP called for her expulsion from Congress. The two biggest newspapers in the country are also ignoring the story, something they’d never do if this were even a local Republican official.

There’s a lot more to the story though and details are starting to emerge. One of the more striking aspects is that Omar may have flaunted campaign finance law to funnel money to her lover’s company, either to help enrich him, to keep him around, or both. As Joe Gabriel Simpson says above, almost one third of Omar’s campaign funds have gone to Mynett’s company for “consulting” and “travel expenses,” which coincidentally paid for Mynett to be present with Omar to carry out the affair.

The excessive travel is mentioned by Mynett’s ex-wife in the divorce filings as well.

Overall, over $200,000 was spent in less than a year with Mynett’s company via Omar’s campaign coffers. Almost all that money was spent after the primary and in a general election race that was D+36. In other words, the “consulting” costs simply don’t add up. Further, she’s paid Mynett’s company $160,000 in 2019, an off election year where there’s usually very little spending by Congressional campaigns. The idea that she needed to spend that much cash with a single man during that specific time period for legitimate reasons is highly improbable. Oh yeah, and she was having an affair with him. Come on.

The next question is whether this is illegal and a new complaint to the FEC alleges it was.

Report via the Daily Caller. To reiterate, all the mainstream, liberal outlets are blacking out this story.

Rep. Ilhan Omar violated campaign finance law by using campaign funds to pursue an affair with married Democratic consultant Tim Mynett, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Wednesday.

Omar’s campaign has disbursed $223,000 to Tim Mynett’s company, E. Street Group, LLC, from August 2018 through June 2019, mostly for fundraising consulting, FEC records show. But on April 1, her campaign began making payments to E. Street Group for “travel expenses.”

Less than a week later, on April 7, Tim Mynett confessed to his wife that he was “romantically involved with and in love with” Omar, according to a divorce filing Tuesday by Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett.

Beth Mynett said in her filing that her husband’s “more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments.”

Keep in mind that Omar has been caught using campaign funds for personal use before. She was found to be in violation of campaign finance law in Minnesota and had to pay a fine not too long ago. It looks like her flaunting of the law didn’t end with state elections or federal immigration statutes.

The timing of the Omar campaign’s travel reimbursements to E. Street Group coinciding with the start of Omar’s alleged affair with Tim Mynett is suspect, according to an FEC complaint filed Wednesday by the conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC).

“If Ilhan for Congress reimbursed Mynett’s LLC for travel so that Rep. Omar would have the benefit of Mynett’s romantic companionship, the expenditures must be considered personal in nature,” NLPC said in its complaint.

The NLPC noted that FEC regulations prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal travel unless the candidate’s personal funds are used to reimburse their campaign.

“Rep. Omar’s filings do not reveal subsequent reimbursements for Mynett’s travel,” the NLPC stated.

Omar also failed to designate the expenditures as being for the primary or general election, which is a violation of FEC rules.

Perhaps she has the receipts to cover all this up and hand wave it away? That’s not out of the realm of possibility. The FEC needs to be looking hard at this though if they want to maintain any credibility. Regardless, what we are seeing here is just brazen. Having an affair with a consultant while he’s using campaign funds to fly to Omar to carry out the deed? It’s pretty incredible stuff and it’s the kind of thing that would be a blockbuster story if she weren’t an inter-sectional icon on the left. A kid smirked at a guy? National news. Ilhan Omar carries out an affair with someone she was paying with campaign funds? Not a peep. The mainstream media are either too dishonest or too fearful to even touch what is clearly a major revelation that deserves more digging.

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Trump Wastes No Time in Trolling Democrats After Kirsten Gillibrand Drops out of Presidential Race

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Just days after reports that former staffers were urging Kirsten Gillibrand to end her presidential campaign, the Senator officially dropped out of the race earlier today via a video posted to Twitter:

Her announcement came just over four hours after a tweet asking for enough donations to keep her in the running to qualify for the next round of Democratic presidential debates, which are scheduled for next month.

Evidently she didn’t make the cut.

Gillibrand told the New York Times she did plan on endorsing another candidate during the primary, but wouldn’t say who:

Gillibrand said in an exclusive interview with The New York Times that she plans to endorse another candidate in the primary but has yet to pick which one. She stopped short of saying she would pick another woman in the race.

“I think that women have a unique ability to bring people together and heal this country,” she said. “I think a woman nominee would be inspiring and exciting.”

President Trump wasted no time trolling the Democratic party and fellow New Yorker Gillibrand over the announcement not even an hour after she made it official:

In spite of her hard left turn on the Democratic party’s signature issues like abortion on demand, the most memorable moments from Gillibrand’s presidential campaign were those that painted her in a less than flattering light.

Frontrunner Joe Biden made Gillibrand look very small at the last Democratic debate when she tried to use a decades-old article written by him to suggest he didn’t want women to work outside of the home. Watch:

Then there was the woman who became Internet famous during a Gillibrand campaign stop in February after walking past the candidate, saying she just wanted to get some ranch dressing:

Gillibrand never broke out of the below-1% range in polling for the entirety of her candidacy, which she partially blamed on the stance she took in calling on Sen. Al Franken (D) to resign in the midst of a #MeToo scandal in December 2017.

Next up on the drop out list: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio?

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