[Wash Times] Then-CIA Director John O. Brennan endorsed the Christopher Steele dossier when he acquired a copy in December 2016, saying it matched the Russia collusion charges from his sources, according to "Fear," a Bob Woodward book on the Donald Trump presidency that debuted Tuesday.
A spokesman for Mr. Brennan said he never approved of the dossier. In fact, the source said, he worked to make sure it wasn’t included in the intelligence community assessment of Russian election interference.
"It wasn’t corroborated intel," the spokesman told The Washington Times. The spokesman said one senior official wanted to include the document, which would have been a mistake.
The dossier, reviled by President Trump as a hoax, is mostly ignored by Mr. Woodward in terms of its pervasive influence on the media and FBI investigators.
The book makes no mention that the former British spy’s aim was to stop the Trump candidacy and then his presidency.
[SANFRANCISCO.CBSLOCAL] CASTRO VALLEY (CBS SF) – A man was tossed in the clink I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece! on suspicion of felony assault and other charges after allegedly attempting to stab a Republican congressional candidate with a switchblade over the weekend at in Castro Valley, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
On Sunday, September 9, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies working at the Castro Valley Fall Festival were alerted to a possible knife attack at one of the vendor booths.
Deputies arrived at the booth and made contact with the victim, Republican candidate Rudy Peters, who is running against incumbent Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) for the 15th congressional district seat
The Castro Valley News first reported on the attack.
According to witnesses, 35-year-old Castro Valley resident Farzad Fazeli approached Peters at his booth in an aggressive manner and made disparaging, profanity-laced remarks about the Republican party and President Donald Trump ...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States... During the incident, Fazeli allegedly pulled out a switchblade knife and attempted to stab Peters. The knife malfunctioned and the candidate became involved in a physical struggle with Fazeli, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Ray Kelly.
The suspect then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, but was detained a short time later by deputies and was found in possession of a switchblade knife, Kelly said.
Fazeli was arrested for felony assault, criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and possession of a switchblade knife and booked into Santa Rita Jail.
Peters wasn’t injured. Fazeli, who lists his occupation as cashier, was booked into Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of felony assault, criminal threats, brandishing a weapon and possession of a switchblade knife.
[NY Post] Trump's Fault™
Hundreds of thousands of water bottles meant for victims of Hurricane Maria are still sitting at a Puerto Rico airport ‐ nearly a year after the deadly storm, according to a report.
A photo showing the bottles in boxes and covered in a blue tarp on a runway in Ceiba was shared widely on social media Tuesday evening.
"Although you don't believe it… almost a million boxes of water that were never delivered to the villages," posted Abdiel Santana, a photographer working for a Puerto Rican state police agency who took the pictures. "Is there anyone who can explain this?"
FEMA acknowledged to CBS News on Wednesday that the bottles were brought inland in 2017 in the wake of the hurricane and that they were turned over to "central government."
It is unclear where the breakdown that caused the bottles to never be distributed was caused.
Celebrity chef José Andrés, who brought a crew of volunteers to help feed victims of Maria in the wake of the storm, called for an "official independent investigation" into what happened to the stash of drinking water.
"My teams knew about it but first they will say, ‘no we can not use them,' months later water was no good for human consumption," he tweeted. "We were ‘buying' water because they wouldn't give it to us." He didn't specify who "they" was.
The revelation comes as President Trump doubled down on his administration's response to Hurricane Maria on Wednesday and lashed out at the mayor of San Juan, who has been a critic of the effort, as s Democrat "incompetent." True, but with hip glasses
Unexpectedly™... Indeed. Corrupt officials discover that no one will buy their government bonds. They have to stop paying for anything that doesn't bring in the graft that keeps them in power.
...So power lines don't get repaired, infrastructure crumbles, and Disaster Relief Supplies rot in a warehouse. Unless somebody hid them their hoping to sell them later...
[BBC] Google, Facebook and Twitter must remove extremist content within an hour or face hefty fines, the European Commission's president has said.
In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament, Jean-Claude Juncker said an hour was a "decisive time window".
Net firms had been given three months in March to show they were acting faster to take down radical posts.
But EU regulators said too little was being done.
If authorities flag content that incites and advocates extremism, the content must be removed from the web within an hour, the proposal from the EU's lead civil servant states. Net firms that fail to comply would face fines of up to 4% of their annual global turnover.
The proposal will need backing from the countries that make up the European Union as well as the European Parliament.
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/12/2018 7:33 Comments ||
I don't know about the drunk part, but I wouldn't be surprised. The meat of this is the threat to the pocketbook of Google, et al. And what's this? "Authorities" doing the flagging of content? That's a flaw, they will get bought. Or is that a feature?
On the other hand, as much as I despise the EC, I am in favor of anything that injures GoogleFacebookTwitter, even for a short time. Drag their managing staff to the International Criminal Court when they don't knuckle under. Bolton won't like that, but I can see the bounty hunters lining up. Progressive World Gov. vs. Progressive Oligarchs. Cheering for both sides to lose big.
In my dreams anyway.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
09/12/2018 8:08 Comments ||
The capricious nature of our lords and ladies taxing policies. Don't mistake it for anything less. It's the Willy Sutton approach to revenue. Sort of fueled more than one major rebellion in the history books. Long past to tell the EU, if they are such big boys, to defend themselves and build their own net.
[ConservativeTreehouse] Jumpin’ ju-ju bones. Hat Tip to Ezra Levant on Twitter ‐ This is going to go down in the history books of bad diplomacy. You have to watch the first 2 minutes of this video. Canadian Foreign Minister took leave during the middle of critically important trade negotiations with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to attend a Women in the World conference in Toronto.
Check out the conference introduction video (first 01:30) "Taking on the Tyrant", and the visual of Canadian trade negotiator on stage to deliver her remarks (next 30 seconds). Consider that Ms. Freeland made this decision during the most critical trade negotiations in her country’s modern history. The outcome of the U.S-Canada trade negotiation will determine the next several decades within the Canadian economy. Now Watch:
Think about the level of ideological tone-deafness here. This is simply off-the-charts echo-chamber crazy. Canada needs a positive trade outcome; their economy is already on the ropes; and Freeland considers this a good idea? Unreal. Continues.
Minor point. I can't see the picture in comment #1, my AV is screaming about an improperly configured website and flatly refuses to go there. Moody little biatch.
That said, walk away, stop the talks, and let the bastards freeze in the dark for the next decade or so. They were cheating, they got caught cheating, they are unashamed of their cheating, they think it is their right to cheat, and they are derisive of President Trump, so screw them.
Just Do It.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
09/12/2018 7:48 Comments ||
It’s a picture of Gloria Steinem during her Playboy Bunny stage, Whiskey Mike.
Here is the image URL: http://dazedimg.dazedgroup.netdna-cdn.com/640/azure/dazed-prod/1180/6/1186707.jpg.
[Daily Beast, via Drudge] - Levi Sanders, the son of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was handily defeated on Tuesday night in his bid for New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, a perennial swing district that was vacated by retiring Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH).
Sanders was viewed as a significant underdog in the race before Tuesday. He also ran without the explicit endorsement of his father, who said in a statement this summer: "Levi has spent his life in public service to low-income and working families, and I am very proud of all that he has done. In our family, however, we do not believe in dynastic politics. Levi is running his own campaign in his own way."
[RedState] "The House GOP wants to add *another* $2.4 trillion in tax cuts after already cutting $2 trillion in taxes on corporations & the very rich last December," tweeted Ocasio-Cortez. "You ever notice how no one asks the GOP how *they’re* going to pay for it?" Private property = theft
"You ever notice how no one asks the GOP how *they’re* going to pay for it?"
The Socialists never explain how the people being taxed are going to "Pay For It" either. The money magically appears in their possession, ill-gotten by nefarious means no doubt, only to be taken by the State as their "Fair Share" of taxes.
[Ynet] Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old woman running for the New York State Senate, says she was sexually assaulted several years ago by David Keyes, who has been a spokesperson for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the past couple of years.
According to Salazar, she decided to speak about it publicly before her story is made public in an upcoming news article.
Keyes,34, said in response that "the false accusations were made by a person who has proven to be a liar in the past."
During her time at Columbia, Salazar — now running as a progressive Democrat of Jewish faith who supports abortion rights and the people of Palestine — was a Christian right-to-life activist who supported Israel. While she had campaigned as a Colombian immigrant, she was born in the United States to an American mother and Colombian father. Her statements about a working class upbringing have also been called into question by statements from her brother and mother who said the family did not struggle financially.
In fact, the family owned a home next door to Mets legend Keith Hernandez — and Salazar was embroiled in a bizarre legal battle with the ballplayer and his ex-wife that included a claim of an affair, which Salazar has denied, and a libel lawsuit involving accusations of drug use, bank theft and pilfered Pottery Barn vouchers.
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.