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Say What? Rashida Tlaib Promotes Hunger Strikes to Protest ICE – But She Won’t Join Them

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13). Screen grab via CNN.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) gave a speech over the weekend to a human rights group in Michigan where she urged attendees to take bold action on the issue of illegal immigration and ICE.

The Free Beacon reports:

Tlaib, headlining a Detroit fundraiser this past weekend for the Michigan Coalition for Human Rights, complained of colleagues who are constantly “policing” what she says and lack willingness to embrace bold stands such as abolishing ICE. She called on her activist audience to join her in a hunger strike at the border.

“It’s going to take movements outside the halls of Congress,” Tlaib told the crowd, according to video captured by America Rising, a conservative group.

“I want you all to shut them down, we can shut them down,” Tlaib said to applause. “Don’t wait for this Congress to act, shut them down.”

“I know what they’re going to say, they’ll go, ‘What do you mean Rashida?’ Well I’ll tell you. There are some people that are using hunger strike, all these other things, going to the border, and I plan to.”

Promoting hunger strikes? Seriously?

Watch video of her remarks below:

Per Daily Caller, Tlaib’s office clarified her remarks this afternoon:

A spokesman for Tlaib did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation when asked if the congresswoman is planning to engage in a hunger strike, but denied that Tlaib called for supporters to launch one of their own.

“She did not call for a hunger strike,” Tlaib’s office told TheDCNF. “‘She mentioned that she knows of folks who have done hunger strikes. After that, she mentioned folks going to the southern border which she said she plans to do.”

Uh huh.

This reminds me of how Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) went back and forth over the weekend over whether or not she supported organized boycotts of the New York Post over their 9/11 cover from last Thursday. First she said she did, then she said she didn’t, then she said she did.

These women literally don’t know what they’re saying from one minute to the next, probably because they don’t think about what they’re going to say before they say it.

In Tlaib’s case, it’s extremely irresponsible for a sitting member of Congress to encourage supporters to go on hunger strikes – whether she is calling for them or merely amplifying existing efforts. Somebody could die taking her words about hunger strikes to heart. If she had the maturity to understand how her words as an elected official matter, she would have never said them.

But as part of the Three Amigas she believes her words should be immune to criticism because she’s a progressive woman of color and stuff, so I guess we are supposed to just move on or something.

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Democrat Governor Roy Cooper Sides With the Abortion Lobby, Vetoes NC ‘Born Alive’ Bill

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As predicted, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) today has vetoed NC’s proposed Born Alive bill:

Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed legislation that would have required doctors to provide the same care to an infant that survives an abortion as they give any other newborn.

“Laws already protect newborn babies, and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and their patients,” Cooper said in his veto statement. “This needless legislation would criminalize doctors and other health care providers for a practice that simply does not exist.”

Brent Woodcox, staff attorney for NC Senate Republicans, explained why this rationale made no sense:

He also took off after Politifact’s North Carolina division over a very misleading and thinly-sourced fact check on a key claim made about the bill:

I countered some of the claims from a related fact check, too. Specifically this one:

Claims about New York’s law have been exaggerated.

The NC House recently passed a resolution in response to a new New York law, known as the “Reproductive Health Act.”

Republicans who wrote the NC resolution described the NY law as “an extreme abortion-on-demand policy that establishes an unfettered right to abortion … the RHA authorized abortion up until the moment of birth.”

A viral Facebook image made a similar claim: that, under the new NY law, it’s legal to “murder” a baby a minute before it would be born. PolitiFact rated it False.

See this also, which I wrote in February:

**NY’s Updated Abortion Law Means Man Won’t Get Charged In Murder Of Unborn Child**

As I noted last week, Cooper is beholden to the abortion lobby and the extreme left in this state, so it wasn’t shocking that he vetoed the bill. But there is the question of the timing of Cooper’s veto. The bill passed two days ago, and he performed his veto just this morning. Alexandra DeSanctis speculates as to why:

An attempt at burying the story in the midst of a super-heavy national news cycle?

What remains to be seen at this point is whether or not Republicans have the votes to override Cooper’s veto. They no longer have a veto-proof majority so they’d have to bring a few Democrats on board to help them with an override. That’s a tall order.

Stay tuned.

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Schumer and Pelosi Issue Joint Statement: ‘The Differences Are Stark’ Between What Barr And Mueller Said About Obstruction

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President Donald Trump meets with, from left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Congressional leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement on the Mueller Report at 2 pm. It said:

The differences are stark between what Attorney General Barr said on obstruction and what Special Counsel Mueller have said on obstruction.

As we continue to review the report, one thing is clear: Barr presented a conclusion that the president did not obstruct justice while Mueller’s report appears to undercut that finding,

Yes, that’s it.

Imagine calling the Attorney General a liar and not offering any supporting evidence.

Pelosi and Schumer are signaling that they plan to keep on beating a dead horse. Given that the collusion ship has sailed, they have pivoted to the question of obstruction.

Since they failed to offer us a clue as to what they see as the differences between what Barr and Mueller have said on obstruction, I’ll assume it’s because Mueller and his minions were determined to leave the impression that Trump really did obstruct justice. They simply didn’t have quite enough evidence to prove obstruction beyond a reasonable doubt, so they carefully chose language that would allow the left to keep the door open on this issue. It was their goal to maintain the suspicion which has engulfed the Trump presidency from the beginning.

If there were anything definitive in the report, Pelosi and Schumer would have included it in their statement. “Mueller’s report appears to undercut Barr’s finding because on page 245, he includes…”

The National Review’s Andy McCarthy appeared on Fox News directly following Barr’s press conference and explained that “intent” is the determining factor in an obstruction charge. Did Trump fire FBI Director James Comey to end the counterintelligence investigation into Russia collusion? Obviously, Trump knew the investigation would survive Comey’s firing.

Even if it had been Trump’s intent, as we know, a government appointee serves at the pleasure of the president and can be fired anytime, for any reason. This never should have been an issue.

Pelosi and Schumer see the writing on the wall. The nearly three year long deep state conspiracy is about to be blown wide open and they’re trying to keep the focus on obstruction to steer the conversation away from it.

Time to bring out the big guns, Mr. President.

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WATCH: Here’s a Helpful Video to Counter MSNBC’s “Only Trump Uses the Collusion Term” Claim

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The meltdown on the left has manifested some very bizarre claims by various talking heads in their desperate attempts to make anything — and I mean anything — look like a chink in the Mueller report’s armor.

Take, for instance, this panel on MSNBC where Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general and current SCOTUS lawyer, literally tries to explain that lawyers don’t use the term “collusion,” which he claims is a term only used by President Donald Trump.

Thus, suggests Katyal, Attorney General William Barr is somehow in Trump’s back pocket.

It’s not exactly difficult to look back and find all the times that the term “collusion” was used by everyone in the media to paint Trump as a Russian operative. This is something Matt Wolking posted in a fun music video featuring everyone in the media, politicians, and their grandmothers using the term.

Even a quick search result on various news websites shows just how often the term “collusion” was thrown around by nearly everyone.

At CNN we get 2,044 results when the term is searched for.

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Here are 500 stories on MSNBC itself when the word is searched for.

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Here’s Vox…

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Just for fun, let’s head over to NBC.

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Even if many of these articles containing the word have nothing to do with Trump, there are enough about Trump to signify that the term was used ad nauseam by anyone trying to put Trump in Russia with the candlestick. For the past few years, we couldn’t escape hearing the word. I’m pretty sure some in the media were saying it in their sleep that they used it so often.

That said, I can’t necessarily blame the leftist media for making such bizarre and outrageous claims as the one Katyal made earlier today. For the longest time, they pinned all their hopes on the notion that Trump’s defeat would come at the hands of the Russian collusion narrative. Now that there is definitively no collusion, they’re rudderless.

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The Media’s Favorite Line From the Mueller Report is Completely Meaningless

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I was out of pocket during the release of the Mueller report so I got to sit back for a few hours and digest the reaction before writing on it.

The report was everything many of us have been saying it’d be. It’s mostly a nothing-burger wrapped in a lot of innuendo, so as to keep feeding the raging conspiracy kooks in the media. Sprinkled throughout it are plenty of cat-nip like phrases which don’t actually provide any evidence of the underlying insinuation. The section on obstruction, for example, is essentially a case of “here’s this stuff we think is sketchy, but we can’t really determine anything.” In other words, it’s a walking testament to exactly why the DOJ usually has regulations on keeping material like this private. It’s a garbage use of our legal system to use prosecutorial authority to slander people without actually bringing charges.

But I digress. The report was always going to be made public and it appears the President, in not choosing to exert executive privilege over anything, decided it was best to rip the band-aid off. That has of course led to a complete media frenzy. Go through The Washington Post’s Twitter feed right now and it’s just dozens of out of context headlines and “analysis” pieces omitting the bottom line, that being that Trump didn’t collude with the Russians and that there was not sufficient evidence to charge obstruction.

As Katie Pavlich wrote, it’s essentially a bunch of pointless palace intrigue.

There’s no “there there” in terms of actual, substantive evidence of criminal wrongdoing. Its only real value is to serve as a second Steele dossier. Another product full of speculation that ultimately doesn’t lead to its promised end. Sure, it’s couched in authority of a special counsel, but again, there’s a reason they concluded no collusion and didn’t charge obstruction. If they had the goods, they would have used them. No one can doubt that.

One particular line really got the media’s attention though. I got no less than three alerts on my phone from different major media sources presenting the following as some kind of bombshell.

The insinuation here is obviously that Trump was admitting guilt. The thinking goes “He said he was F-ed and his presidency was over! That means he knew he’d committed crimes!!”

Let’s think about that. Imagine for a second that you are accused of a crime. You know you didn’t do this crime. Yet, everyone in the media is saying you did and you’ve now got a special counsel with unlimited resources and the full force of every government agency about to go full bore at you. Would you have confidence in the system? Or would you be nervous of having your activities misconstrued and turned into something they weren’t?

The answer for those who are honest is the latter. If I knew the FBI was putting 40 guys on me, I’d be incredibly nervous no matter how innocent I was. I’d also recognize that it was going to destroy my life, regardless of the outcome, because of how vicious the innuendo resulting from that investigation would be.

That is essentially the situation the President was (and continues to be) in and that was the motivation behind the comment. How do I know this? Because he said so just a few lines later in the report.

See what I mean about out of context headlines? In reality, Trump was simply pointing out that Mueller’s appointment would stall his presidency and keep him from accomplishing anything. For the most part he was right. He was not admitting guilt or any other such nonsense. He was reacting in a way most would react when faced with a major investigation over something they didn’t even do.

This is exactly why this report never should have been made public. I understand the political challenges in keeping it private because it’s a special counsel report, but if that’s the argument, then this shows why we never should have had a special counsel in the first place. This report was a complete waste of time and money. It’s only value is to serve as partisan fodder for Democrats and CNN hosts. They will now spend two more years taking excerpts, separating them from principle conclusions, and inventing new conspiracy theories. Rinse and repeat.

This country has real issues that are worth spending time on. Things that actually matter and affect the lives of everyday Americans. But the media and the Democratic party would rather spend the rest of Trump’s first term chasing their mythical white whale for political gain. If there’s any justice left, it won’t work in their favor.

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Twitter Kicked SPLC to the Curb, No Longer On Trust and Safety Council

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As the situation continues to devolve for the Southern Poverty Law Center, more bad news continues to plague the organization as even the left-leaning social media network Twitter has now abandoned the SPLC and no longer relies on it to tell the network what is and isn’t acceptable.

According to the Daily Caller, Twitter is one of the few big tech companies to divorce itself from the SPLC, and did so over the fact that it ignores racial harassment while taking in donor dollars:

Twitter appears to be one of the only big tech companies in Silicon Valley to completely divorce itself from the SPLC, an Alabama-based group that got slammed in March following reports it takes donors’ money while ignoring racial harassment. Facebook has not responded to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s repeated requests for comment about its affiliation with the SPLC.

“The SPLC is not a member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council or a partner the company has worked with recently,” a source within Twitter told TheDCNF on the condition of anonymity. The company listed the SPLC as a “safety partner” working to combat “hateful conduct and harassment,” according to a June 2018 DCNF report.

Twitter also included the Trust and Safety Council, which “provides input on our safety products, policies, and programs,” the company’s policy page noted at the time. Twitter’s page no longer includes SPLC as a member helping to govern certain types of conduct. Facebook’s involvement with the group was apparently more intimate.

The Daily Caller has reported that the SPLC is still working with Facebook and Amazon, and Google utilized the organization to assist in ruling on who and what to censor on YouTube last year.

The SPLC has found itself in hot water after utilizing its often looked to platform by the left to label nearly anyone who disagrees with them as a “hate group.” This ended with Quilliam Foundation founder Maajid Nawaz winning a lawsuit against the group for labeling him, a Muslim reformist, as an anti-Muslim extremist.

After that occurred, many began bringing lawsuits against the SPLC.

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Where Does Carter Page Go To Get His Apology From the Media

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Without doubt the saddest story in this whole debacle is that of Carter Page. Page signed onto the Trump campaign in an advisory capacity. However, he was targeted by the Washington Post and New York Times as he had extensive contacts in Russian and had even lived there for a few years. For reasons that remain unexplored, Page was featured in the largely discredited dossier compiled by Christopher Steele. Those unfounded allegations were sufficient to convince a federal judge to grant an surveillance warrant against him. He has been harassed and maligned in the media despite no real hint that he did anything wrong other than being someone who saw the Trump campaign as a way of furthering his career.

Page rates a section in the Special Counsel’s report. This is how it starts:

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Shameful.

The fact that the media abused this guy and that he was put under surveillance by our national security apparatus based on a specious catalog of allegations that were never even attempted to be corroborated is inexcusable. People should go to jail for that.

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Barr Puts Catty Reporter In Her Place

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During the brief Q & A following Attorney General William Barr’s press conference this morning, CBS News White House Correspondent Paula Reid first pointed out that Barr’s comments were “quite generous to the President and his feelings and emotions. It just seems like there is a lot of effort – to go out of your way to acknowledge how this was difficult for him.”

Reid definitely had a bit of an edge in her voice and Barr immediately responded in kind.

Barr replied, “I’m not sure what your basis is for saying I’m being generous to the President.”

She then questioned Barr about his use of the word “unprecedented.”

Barr asked, “Is there another precedent for it?”

She answered, “No.”

He then responded, “OK, so unprecedented is an accurate description.”

Owned!

Reid then began to ask him if he was concerned that some might feel he was “trying to protect the president.”

Barr ignored her and went on to the next question.

Reid was simply the first to say what we will be hearing in a continuous loop for the next 24 hours. The Attorney General is protecting the President. Trump controls William Barr. He should recuse himself. And on and on.

Brace yourselves for this afternoon’s onslaught.

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BARR: About That Connection Between Roger Stone and Wikileaks

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Roger Stone talks to reporters outside a courtroom in New York, Thursday, March 30, 2017. Stone, a longtime political provocateur and adviser to President Donald Trump, is being sued over a flyer sent to 150,000 New York households during the state’s 2010 election that called the Libertarian Party candidate for governor, Warren Redlich, a “sexual predator.” Stone says he had nothing to do with it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

 

I think people of good will everywhere can unite behind the proposition that Roger Stone is a chancre on the human spirit. You can agree with that and still believe that he was abused by the Mueller investigation.

Apparently, Stone’s involvement in this whole drama was his attempt to establish some sort of backchannel to WikiLeaks to get documents hacked from the DNC or from Hillary Clinton to use for whatever nefarious purpose Stone could come up with. This interest in Wikileaks is what led directly to Stone’s indictment and the pre-dawn raid on his house that was totally not leaked by the FBI to CNN so they’d have a camera crew on site. (Anyone who believes the silly cover story put out by CNN, who didn’t even show its audience the respect of telling them a believable lie, is too stupid to come in out of the rain.)

As it turns out, even if Stone was trying to contact Wikileaks it was a big “so what?”

I think everyone knew that if the New York Times publishing stuff from Wikileaks that harmed America was great journalism, then Roger Stone publishing stuff from Wikileaks that harmed Hillary Clinton was not a crime. If the Russians hacked the DNC or Clinton and gave the resulting information to Wikileaks, using that information was fair game.

This further clouds Stone’s indictment. It looks like he was questioned about a non-criminal act for the sole purpose of contriving to catch him in something that could be called a lie and used to indict him.

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The US Respects Religious Holidays – Parts of the World Don’t Reciprocate

The United States goes out of its way – in as many ways as possible – to respect all the religions of the world.

In ways large and small, our government hails, praises…and defers to…the planet’s many faiths.

To be clear: Not only do I not have any problem at all with this – I find it to be quite nice.

I love the fact our nation and its government were founded upon acknowledgement of  – and appreciation for – the transcendent.

Our government officials regularly noting many religious holidays and special occasions – is eminently in keeping with our traditions.  And I find it to be really quite nice.

We’ll just use the Donald Trump Administration’s very many examples – as our examples.  But you can go back decades – and see similar things from many previous administrations.

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President Trump Hosts Faith Leaders at the White House

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Interfaith Religious Leaders

Christmas at the White House

Presidential Message on Hanukkah

Remarks by President Trump at Diwali Ceremonial Lighting of the Diya

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Anniversary of the Birth of Guru Nanak Devji

Our celebrations also, of course, include Islam.

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Ramadan

We do this not just here – but all over the world.  Wherever we go – we go out of our way to defer to the locals’ religion(s) and their holy days.

With Islam: So far out of our way – we halt military operations in Afghanistan.

U.S. to Honor Kabul’s Unilateral Ramadan Ceasefire with Taliban

And halt Islamist terrorist prosecutions.

U.S. Stops Terrorist Trials for Ramadan, but the Terrorists Don’t Stop Killing

And aye – there’s the rub.

We’re very deferential to the world’s religions.  Parts of the world – rarely reciprocate.

To wit: Sunday is Christian Easter.  (Happy Easter, All.)  Christian Lent is coming to an end.

And parts of the world – aren’t reciprocating.

To wit: Where we stop Islamist terrorist trials – Kuwait has scheduled for Easter Sunday a completely ridiculous prosecution date.

The victim of this inanity – is Marsha Lazareva.  The chief executive and vice-chairman of US private equity company KGL Investment:

“KGL (has) made much of its money in Kuwait – and now wants to return much of it to the US.

“Enter Middle East cronyism.

“The Kuwaiti and Dubai governments – have frozen KGLs coin for no reason whatsoever.  Well, no legitimate reason.

“Behold Agility Logistics.  A Kuwaiti company – with close ties to the Kuwaiti government.  Agility’s CEO, Essa Anwar Al-Saleh – is a former Chairman of Kuwait’s Gulf Bank.  So he exercised significant power over Kuwaiti commerce and finance.

“And it appears Al-Saleh still does.  Agility is a KGL competitor – with the home court advantage.  The Kuwaiti government appears to be freezing KGLs coin – to benefit Agility.”

“Not satisfied with crucifying just the company – Kuwait is going after its executives….

“Lazareva(’s)…lawyers…say the charges brought against her were ‘demonstrably false’ and the case amounted to a ‘show trial.’…

“Her lawyers say she was denied access to one of the hearings and on other occasions the defence team was not permitted to introduce its own witnesses and was refused access to critical documents….

“‘Ms. Lazareva is the subject and victim of a politically-motivated vendetta initiated by powerful persons and entities, as well as competitors and rivals in Kuwait, against KGLI, KGL, and TPF,’ the (lawyers’) notice says.”

“In other words, it would seem Ms. Lazareva is a victim of the same crony garbage her company is.

“Kuwait is attempting to smear as many KGLI people as possible – in an attempt to make their crony garbage case against KGLI look less like crony garbage.”

And Kuwait’s next scheduled smear date – is Easter Sunday.

Christianity and its holiday be…well, you know.

The President and his Administration will quite rightly acknowledge Easter.

The President and his Administration should also quite rightly acknowledge the absurdity of Kuwait’s Easter-ignoring persecutions.

And weigh in to end them.

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