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Drone strike kills notorious ISIS leader and his fighters in East of Afghanistan
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AG Barr reportedly working with CIA to review origins of Russia probe
[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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 08:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Perhaps it's a bit premature to add the 'bridge to nowhere' graphic. I remain hopeful.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  CIA investigates itself?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/18/2019 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Indagine Su Un Cittadino Al Di Sopra Di Ogni Sospetto

Only they'll hide all the clues.
Posted by: charger || 05/18/2019 12:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Shit Barr should just read Rantburg.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/18/2019 12:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Enemy, enemy,...is still an enemy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/18/2019 18:35 Comments || Top||


N.M. governor, who defied Trump by pulling Nat'l Guard troops from border, is paying the price
[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.

BLUF:

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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 08:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under:

#1  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 || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/18/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||



#5  Land of Enchantment
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/18/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#6  She's not paying the price you can be sure. The people who voted her in are. But then election have consequences.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/18/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#7  Liberalism is about having license to do what thou wilt, while others (preferably responsible law-abiding normies) pay all the costs.

Of course, Colorado's buggerer-in-chief will happily take them in.
Posted by: charger || 05/18/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Should be shipped to Santa Fe and Taos, bastions of the progressives not Denver.

The problem for NM, is that the state GOP really has no one to offer up in competition with the Donks. The prior Trunk governor already took up the two term limit.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/18/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#9  they have a special kind of crazy liberalism in Santa Fe
Posted by: 746 || 05/18/2019 13:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Hawaii big time please. They haven't taken a hit ever.
Posted by: Dale || 05/18/2019 14:22 Comments || Top||

#11  ...we'll there was Dec 7th.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/18/2019 15:37 Comments || Top||


What We Know So Far About The Justice Department's Spygate Scandal Investigations
[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.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 02:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under:


Trump: Why Wasn't I Warned That Mike Flynn Was Under 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.

Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [256 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why wasn't I warned....

Because Mr. President, you were the actual target.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2  B said it all.
Posted by: Woodrow || 05/18/2019 12:58 Comments || Top||

#3  More to the point, are any of these investigators ACTING like the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency was working for Moscow?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 05/18/2019 17:04 Comments || Top||

#4  So if Trump warns his successor about what to then s/he should follow his advice?
Posted by: gorb || 05/18/2019 19:08 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Nikki Haley smacks down cowardly Comrade Ocasio-Cortez over Venezuela
[American Thinker]
Posted by: Frank G || 05/18/2019 07:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Pelosi: We Never Denied There Was A Crisis At The Border
[Weasel Zippers] And then her lips fell off
Posted by: Frank G || 05/18/2019 05:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pelosi and Schumer call Trump's border emergency 'unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist'
2/15/2019: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed in a joint statement that there is no 'crisis' on the U.S.-Mexico border, and threatened to defend the spending power of Congress with every tool at their command.

'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.
Posted by: Mad Eye Sligum2117 || 05/18/2019 12:15 Comments || Top||

#2  There's a montage at teh link of Democrats lying about the "manufactured crisis". History ain't kind to liars and fools, and we have both here
Posted by: Frank G || 05/18/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not a crisis said the frog in the slowly heating pan on the cook stove.
Posted by: jpal || 05/18/2019 13:53 Comments || Top||

#4  "We never denied there was a crisis at the border. We just *said* there was no border crisis. You can't expect us to believe our own talking points."
Posted by: SteveS || 05/18/2019 13:57 Comments || Top||


The Coming Democrat Civil War
[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
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/18/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Unfortunately, lots of innocents will suffer too.

See the Great Terror and the Cultural Revolution.
Posted by: charger || 05/18/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2019-05-18
  Drone strike kills notorious ISIS leader and his fighters in East of Afghanistan
Fri 2019-05-17
  Fighting grips Hodeidah port, complicates peace moves
Thu 2019-05-16
  F-16 with live ordinance crashes in Riverside CA.
Wed 2019-05-15
  Iranian ballistic missile platforms in Basra city directed towards the Gulf, Exxon evacuating, German mil. trainers evacuating
Tue 2019-05-14
  The Latest: Norwegian Tanker's Hull Punctured off UAE Coast
Mon 2019-05-13
  Gunmen kill six during Catholic mass in Burkina Faso
Sun 2019-05-12
  Security guard killed as terrorists storm Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
Sat 2019-05-11
  B-52s in Al Udeid AB Qatar
Fri 2019-05-10
  U.S. revokes citizenship of Portland mosque's imam for ties to ObL
Thu 2019-05-09
  Rotherham abuse scandal: 40 arrests made in last two months
Wed 2019-05-08
  Pompeo suddenly in Iraq
Tue 2019-05-07
  400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb
Mon 2019-05-06
  19 killed in Gaza, four in Israel in Sunday’s escalation, say officials
Sun 2019-05-05
  Iran money man zapped in Gaza
Sat 2019-05-04
  Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday

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