[Liberty] Attorney General William Barr is reportedly working closely with the directors of the CIA, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to review the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, as well as surveillance efforts against the Trump campaign.
[Liberty] On Tuesday, LU reported that California Gov. Gavin Newsom pardoned seven felons slated for deportation in an act of defiance against Donald Trump. So far none of the freed ex-convicts has gone on to become a repeat offender, but the day is young: Give it time.
Meanwhile, another liberal state governor who displayed similar defiance earlier this year is reaping the windfall of her spiteful behavior. In February, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered a withdrawal of the majority of the National Guard troops the administration had sent to her state’s border with Mexico, stating, "New Mexico will not take part in the president’s charade of border fear-mongering by misusing our diligent National Guard troops."
So how’s that working out for her and the state of New Mexico? The Denver Post reports that Lujan Grisham’s office paid out $4,000 in taxpayer money for a bus to transport 55 Central American asylum seekers to Denver this past Sunday. The reason is that shelters in Las Cruces, N.M. have become overcrowded with migrants and asylum seekers since April 12.
The sudden increase in criminal activity was a result of two border patrol checkpoints having had to be shut down following Lujan Grisham’s National Guard withdrawal.
See. This is how libs think it works: I don't live in NM, didn't vote for their mongrel governor. When the social costs of her "policies" become evident, however, I will be expected to "chip in" to defray them. Got it?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
05/18/2019 9:14 Comments ||
Oh have no doubt, she pays no price.
Perhaps the rate needs adjusting, but I usually double the taxpayer cost as the actual taxpayer cost, with administration, waste, graft, etc. figured.
So, how much do you have to whomp your ass to come up with $8,000? All she has to do is say, "Send them to Detroit Denver."
*Please if somebody local or knows better, but I am hearing from refugees that Denver is turning into an expensive, dangerous to drive in, shithole.
[The Federalist] Conservatives cheered the recent news that Attorney General William Barr had assigned U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the launch of the investigation into the Trump campaign. After his name hit the press, journalists covering the Spygate scandal quickly realized that Durham was the prosecutor investigating former FBI lawyer James Baker for potential illegal leaks.
During his October 3, 2018, testimony to the House judiciary and oversight committees, Baker testified about his long-time friendship with Mother Jones reporter David Corn. But when Rep. Jim Jordan asked whether he had spoken with Corn about any FBI investigations, and specifically the Steele dossier, Baker’s attorney shut down the questioning. Baker’s lawyer told the committee Baker would not discuss any conversations with reporters because Baker was still the subject of a criminal investigation into illegal leaks. When pushed on who was handling that investigation, Baker’s lawyer said, "John Durham."
In addition to Durham’s appointment, we know that former attorney general Jeff Sessions tapped Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber more than a year ago to investigate aspects of the Russia-collusion hoax. The office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz is also conducting an internal review, focusing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act surveillance order.
While the breadth of Huber, Durham, and Horowitz’s investigations are unknown, when Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month, he provided many clues to the scope of malfeasance the DOJ is looking at‐and it appears to be a wide-ranging investigation.
[Hot Air] Critics are noting that Trump was warned by Barack Obama himself during their post-election meeting in the White House not to hire Flynn as National Security Advisor. Right, but Trump’s point is about Flynn being investigated. Did O warn him about that or did he express more general "concerns" about the general? Remember, Obama fired Flynn from the DIA for mismanagement in 2014. Trump might reasonably have assumed that O’s disdain for Flynn had to do with that, not with anything having to do with a federal probe.
'The President's unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation,' they said.
[PJ] "I’m not a member of any organized political party -- I’m a Democrat," Will Rogers is supposed to have quipped nearly a century ago, but his assessment has never been truer than it is right now.
Early polls show former Vice President Joe Biden -- who first ran for president when I was a freshman in college (I'm now 50) -- with a commanding lead, and that has some Democrats very upset. A recent Fox News poll shows Biden up 2-to-1 over nearest rival (and fellow Old White Dude) Bernie Sanders, 35-17. That puts Biden up a couple of points and Bernie down six since March.
But is Biden really the candidate Democrats crave?
Writer and progressive activist Touré went on quite the Twitter rant this morning, arguing that "it’s a mistake to take progressive voters for granted and think they’ll all come out based on Trump-hatred." He's calling for a more radical approach than Seemingly Safe Joe is willing to offer, and arguing that the nominee needs to excite the party's progressive wing: "Thinking 'the left is in the bag,' is a path to defeat. Serving the base has got to be priority #1. Not winning over the middle."
And Touré is hardly alone. True. Former MSNBC talking head Touré Neblett, like Joy Reid - another MSNBC hack. Owed $60K in taxes. Why can't these paragons of wisdom and virtue pay their taxes, like Al Sharpton...errr...nevermind
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.