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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Huge trove of DHS speeches erased from White House record just before Trump took office
BLUF:
[American Thinker] This document destruction of archived public statements, done just a day or before Trump entered office in 2017, raises the question about just what the Obama White House wanted to hide from both Trump and the American public.

I don't have access to these public statements any more than anyone else does, but I do recall writing editorials about some of them. I recall that many did pay lip service to the growing border crisis. Many did cite the crisis as a crisis. Many did condemn the damage to rule of law that illegal immigration could do. Some may have criticized sanctuary cities.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2019 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any chance they still exist on earlier back up tapes?
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  FBI

A major multi-story FBI facility sits alongside a major freeway in a major US city. Along the front of the top floor of this FBI facility was a huge line of cell phone transmitter/receivers that you see on cell phone towers. Massive number of personal cell phone calls move from tower to tower through these receivers. The FBI building put injected itself into that chain.

As soon as Trump took office the FBI yanked those transmitters/receivers out of the loop.

I can only imagine all of the crap deep state was doing under Obama.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 06/14/2019 8:19 Comments || Top||

#3  These should be archived somewhere?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/14/2019 10:07 Comments || Top||

#4  "You mean wipe it? Like with a cloth?"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/14/2019 10:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Deep dive to the PDF report. AAR-19-ICE-Speeches-Removal-190611.pdf.pdf
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/14/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
More on OSC McStain's Henry Kerner (vs Kellyanne Conway) "Urged IRS to Engage in "Financially Ruinous" Targeting"


JW: NEW IRS Documents Reveal McCain Staffer Urged IRS to Engage in "Financially Ruinous" Targeting

Judicial Watch released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain's former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to "audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous." Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain'stain high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, "Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous." In response, Lerner responded that "it is her job to oversee it all."
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  McCain is was a vindictive guy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/14/2019 12:31 Comments || Top||


Special Counsel recommends firing Kellyanne Conway for doing her job?
[Bing] The Office of Special Counsel recommended Thursday that Kellyanne Conway be fired from the federal government for violating the Hatch Act on "numerous occasions."

The Hatch Act is a federal law that limits certain political activities of Trump staff federal employees.

So who is the United States Office of Special Counsel?

Better yet, who is the head of the sob OSC? That would be Agency executive Henry Kerner, Special Counsel.

He spent 20 years as a prosecutor in California before becoming staff director for U.S. Senator John McCain at the United States Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

Replacing the former head of the OSC Carolyn Lerner. See also, President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate Henry Kerner to the Office of Special Counsel.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bureaucracy needs to be replaced with A.I.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/14/2019 6:05 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Biden Claims There Wasn't A ‘Hint of a Scandal' During the Obama/Biden Administration, Here are Ten
[PJ] On Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden channeled his inner Barack Obama by falsely claiming that their administration was scandal-free."Know what I was most proud of? For eight years, there wasn't one single hint of a scandal or a lie."

You can actually watch him make this absurd claim with a straight face here:

The scandals of the Obama-Biden administration have been well-documented, but also well-covered-up by the media. They refused to give the scandals of the Obama-Biden administration the coverage they deserved when they happened, and they refused to challenge Obama when he repeatedly made claims of having a scandal-free administration and they certainly aren't going to challenge Biden echoing those same claims. I will, however, because unfortunately, too many people believe the myth of the scandal-free presidency of Barack Obama. So, here are just ten scandals of the Obama-Administration that Sleepy Joe is apparently proud of.

Abbreviated list found below:

10. New Black Panther Party Scandal Scandal

9. Walpin-Gate AmeriCorps Firing Scandal

8. The Green Energy Loans Scandal

7. The Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

6. Iran Ransom Scandal

5. Fast & Furious Scandal

4. The Benghazi attack cover-up

3. The IRS Scandal

2. The Veterans Health Administration Scandal

1. The Trump Spying Scandal
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2019 06:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ain't selective memory wonderful?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/14/2019 7:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Whores, guns, money, and power, but mostly power.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2019 7:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Not certain if this reaches the Biden level of "scandal" but many died in the rush to gain information on the location of UBL. Similar to the crash of Extortion 17, a somewhat truncated investigation followed:

Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi (25 December 1977 – 30 December 2009) was a Jordanian doctor and a triple agent suicide bomber loyal to Islamist extremists who carried out the Camp Chapman attack, a suicide attack against a CIA base near Khost, Afghanistan on 30 December 2009.

Link
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#4  There are 10? John Solomon believes that only about 30% of the truth is known about wrongdoing in the last admin. Solomon--Gorka.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/14/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#5  "what difference does it make now?"

Much like his son, I wish this man's head would explode.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2019 11:32 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, at least no scandals that the MSM would investigate.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/14/2019 12:18 Comments || Top||

#7  I hate to say that the most influential man of the last 100 years was Josef Goebbels. If you tell the big lie often enough, people will believe it.
Posted by: Tom || 06/14/2019 13:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Just because the MSM failed to report on Obama scandals doesn't mean they never happened.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/14/2019 14:10 Comments || Top||


Who Made The Cut: DNC Announces Primary Debate Contenders
[NPR.ORG] The Democratic National Committee announced Thursday the list of presidential candidates who will take the stage at the first primary debates, on June 26 and 27.

To accommodate the massive field of candidates, the debates will be spread over two nights, with 10 candidates taking the stage for each two-hour debate.

Here are the candidates who the DNC said have made the cut, in alphabetical order:

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet

Former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant....
*

New Jersey Sen. Cory Spartacus Booker
U.S. Senator-for-Life from Noo Joisey, formerly the mayor of Newark. Booker is a candidate for president in 2020, running on a platform of Make America Newark. He once wrote an essay on how to grope babes. He is noted for having an imaginary friend named T-Bone...*

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg*

Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro*

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney

Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard*

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand*

Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,
Sen. Kámala Harris
Former Oakland mayor Willie Brown's former mistress, now a senatrix from California and 2020 Dem presidential hopeful, indistinguishable from the others...*

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee*

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar*

Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke*

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
...The only openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords. He ran for the 2016 nomination for president, to be cheated by Hillary, then went back to being a socialist...
*

California Rep. Eric Swalwell

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren
...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless...
*

Writer and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson*

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang*


In order to qualify, all candidates had to hit either a fundraising or a polling threshold. For fundraising, candidates had to have at least 65,000 donors and at least 200 donors in each of 20 states. For polling, candidates had to garner at least 1% support in at least three national or early-state polls.

Candidates marked with an asterisk (*) above met both thresholds according to the DNC.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OK..so who didn't make the list? Can't keep up with this many clowns in the car.
Posted by: Warthog || 06/14/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 - Hillary and Moochelle
Posted by: Frank G || 06/14/2019 10:41 Comments || Top||

#3  This is not very much of a culling. There will be 20 participants. Three (3) people did not make the list.

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 06/14/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||


De Blasio makes DNC debate despite lackluster donations
[NYPOST] Mayor Bill de Blasio secured a coveted spot for the first Democratic presidential primary debate later this month ‐ despite his failure to get at least 65,000 donors.

The Democratic National Committee released the list of the 20 candidates who will partake in the back-to-back debates on June 26 and 27 in Miami.

The four contenders who did not make the cut are Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, retired Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel and Miramar, Fla., Mayor Wayne Messam.

NBC is expected to announce the lineup for each night on Friday morning. NBC will randomly select 10 candidates to go on each night. Candidates polling above 2% will be evenly split between the two events to assure there is no "undercard debate" or kids’ table.

De Blasio was just one of six candidates who did not meet the donor threshold.

He still qualified ‐ along with Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Rep. Eric Swalwell ‐ by gaining at least 1% in national polls.

His fund-raising failure came despite getting a little extra credit from his pals at the powerful United Federation of Teachers union, whose president sent out an 11th-hour fund-raising appeal on de Blasio’s behalf Monday morning, The Post has learned.

"We want to ensure that our collective voice shapes the debate and that we hear from as many candidates as possible," UFT President Michael Mulgrew wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by The Post.

Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  it must really annoy de Blasio that the mayor of the 4th largest city in Indiana is more popular than he is
Posted by: lord garth || 06/14/2019 0:54 Comments || Top||


Bernie: ‘A Lot Of People In The Country Would Be Delighted To Pay More In Taxes’
[DAILYWIRE] Sure they would. Like I'd be happy to put on more weight.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sure thing. I choose to your money Bernie to pay these new taxes. Oh and let's use ALL of Hillary's and Bill's money too. That's how this socialism thing works right? Taking other people's money.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/14/2019 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Earn twice the income, pay twice the taxes? I have no problem with that. Pay more taxes on the same income because Senator Bernie and his little friends refuse to let the nation live within its means? No.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/14/2019 1:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Don't forget the 47% who pay negative taxes. It's a lot more than that now because obamacare takes from the deplorable small business owners, who didn't build that, to give to the people who are likely democratic voters. My nephew, who had a little business which he did build, was forced to sell it and seek employment with the company which bought him out because premiums have tripled and he got zero subsidies. Health insurance for his family was not affordable under the "affordable care act" it seems. So take from likely political opponents, and give to the hoped for democratic base.
Posted by: Albemarle Gray4543 || 06/14/2019 4:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Please repeat that early & often, Bernie - it's a winning message!
Posted by: Raj || 06/14/2019 6:49 Comments || Top||


#6  Bernie obviously runs in different circles than most of us.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/14/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

#7  Given that there is a line in the tax forms to contribute more taxes that no one uses, Bernie lives in a different plane of existence.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/14/2019 7:39 Comments || Top||

#8  RE Ms. Hoyt, to some of us the infiltration of the Democrats became unavoidably obvious with the nomination of George McGovern. There were many hints before that but he was the cold dead carp to the face wake up call for some of us.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/14/2019 8:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Not the Bee.
Strike one.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/14/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#10  This type of logic sez ultimately take all the income for taxes and turn everyone into serfs again (except Tovarich Bernie).
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/14/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#11  More like he would like us all to pay more taxes while he and his ilk write laws to opt out.

Fuck you asshole.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/14/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#12  Comment #7 nails it.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/14/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#13  Comment #7 is right there with all the Greenie fanatics flying their private jets to climate conferences.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/14/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#14  It's not the paying, it's the wasting afterwordswards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/14/2019 15:23 Comments || Top||

#15  Go ahead Bernie; there's nothing holding you back. You are meshugenah.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/14/2019 23:05 Comments || Top||


AOC spokesman tweets, then deletes, F-bomb rant against potential GOP challenger
[NYPOST] US Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
’s front man sent a profane tweet to a potential Republican challenger as he ripped him for wanting to debate his boss.

"Yo @RichValdes what in the actual f‐k makes you think you’re entitled to a debate with AOC," front man Corbin Trent tweeted Sunday at the conservative talk radio producer who’s mulling a run against the freshman congresswoman.
AOC: "I'm the boss!"
Earlier that day, Valdes said he tried to challenge Ocasio-Cortez to a debate on the merits of capitalism versus socialism as they both marched in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Valdes claims the democratic socialist "jetted to the other side of street" when he tried to approach her.

Trent told The Post after the missed encounter that Ocasio-Cortez didn’t run away from Valdes, and that she "doesn’t owe anybody a debate."

But he wanted to send Valdes a direct message too.

"Pro tip: stalking her at a parade ain’t gonna make it any more likely to happen," Trent said to Valdes in the tweet.

He deleted it the next day, Valdes said.

"I did indeed send that," Trent admitted to The Post in a telephone interview Thursday.

"I did indeed delete it. It didn’t seem that helpful," he said.

Trent said he didn’t regret the move, but rather "regrets that people chase people around."

"I regret that so many people right from presidential candidates to right-wing commentators to random people that start organizations think that they’re entitled to people’s time. I think she’s spending a ton of time in the district talking about what she’s doing, talking about why she’s doing it and making a case for her policies," Trent said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not the Bee.
Strike two.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/14/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Re last paragraph, staffer complaining that someone wanted her time - think about it - she just wants your money as all socialists do
Posted by: warthogswife || 06/14/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Trent is a 'bad actor' and the brains behind AOC's meteoric rise.

DuckDuckGo (or...gasp... G**gle) him a bit.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/14/2019 16:17 Comments || Top||



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  Tanker Front Altair is on fire according to Bloomberg
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  Boko Haram kills at least 26 people in Cameroon
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