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Updated Trump administration ends DACA, with 6-month delay 09/27/2018

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced the “orderly wind down” of the Obama-era program that gave a deportation reprieve to illegal…

Started by Kat

672 Sep 27
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George Soros's Foundation ACLU "We're Suing the Trump Administration for Taking DACA Away"

 By Michael Tan, Staff Attorney, ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project October 5, 2017 | 3:00 PM, In April, President Trump had a message for th…

Started by Henry Massingale

2 Jan 13
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The DACA Debacle

Once again, the DACA debacle continues to play out. The progressive socialist Democrat Party and corporate sycophants continue to talk of t…

Started by John Velisek USN (Ret.0

3 Jan 12
Reply by Frankmusic

The House has approved two amendments to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill

The House has approved two amendments to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill that would defund Pres. Obama's executive amne…

Started by Kat

1 Nov 14, 2017
Reply by Mrs.Tif Morgan

2 million work permits for illegal immigrants granted by feds in 2017

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Sunday, October 15, 2017 The government will dole out nearly 2 million work permits this year to…

Started by Kat

2 Oct 16, 2017
Reply by Hank Jordan

Will House GOP Leadership and DACA Task Force Buck Trump's Wishes with DACA Amnesty?

Pres. Trump sat down with FOX News's Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss a number of issues, including his recently released immig…

Started by Kat

1 Oct 13, 2017
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Sen. Durbin Admits ‘DREAM Act’ a Ploy for Open-Ended Amnesty

Democratic leader Sen. Richard Durbin confirmed to Breitbart News that the Dream Act amnesty is open-ended and larger than his advertised…

Started by Kat

3 Oct 9, 2017
Reply by Kat

ALERT Graham, Durbin Renew Push for DREAM Act Amnesty

Enforcement advocates insist proposed amnesty must be sunk or tied to significant border measures Flanked by 100 so-called “dreamers,”…

Started by Kat

3 Oct 7, 2017
Reply by Kat

Powerful Democrat Arrested, Led Away In Handcuffs

The political climate in this country has gotten out of hand in the wake of President Trump. Protests have been widespread — and violent —…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

4 Oct 6, 2017
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America’s DACA Nightmare Caused By Obama And Congress

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) said at a Congressional meeting, “Dreamers’ parents did a great thing sneaking their kids into A…

Started by Marilyn Calkins

1 Sep 29, 2017
Reply by Frankmusic

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 Judge Orders Mueller To Prove  Russia Meddled In Election 

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’

Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.

According to the judge’s request for clarification, the Justice Department has argued that it doesn’t have to show that Concord had a legal duty to report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Rather, the allegation is that the company knowingly engaged in deceptive acts that precluded the FEC, or the Justice Department, from ascertaining whether they had broken the law. -Bloomberg

On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case – saying that it was “hard to see” how allegations of Russian influence were intended to interfere with US government operations vs. simply “confusing voters,” reports law.com.

During a 90-minute hearing, Friedrich questioned prosecutor Jonathan Kravis about how the government would be able to show the Russian defendants were aware of the Justice Department and FEC’s functions and then deliberately sought to skirt them.

“You still have to show knowledge of the agencies and what they do. How do you do that?” Friedrich asked.

Kravis, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, argued that the government needed only to show that Concord Management and the other defendants were generally aware that the U.S. government “regulates and monitors” foreign participation in American politics. That awareness, Kravis said, could be inferred from the Russians’ alleged creation of fake social media accounts that appeared to be run by U.S. citizens and “computer infrastructure” intended to mask the Russian origin of the influence operation.

“That is deception that is directed at a higher level,” Kravis said. Kravis appeared in court with Michael Dreeben, a top Justice Department appellate lawyer on detail to the special counsel’s office. -law.com

Concord pleaded not guilty in May. Their attorney, Eric Dubelier – a partner at Reed Smith, has described the election meddling charges as “make believe,” arguing on Monday that Mueller’s indictment against Concord “doesn’t charge a crime.”

“There is no statute of interfering with an election. There just isn’t,” said Dubelier, who added that Mueller’s office alleged a “made-up crime to fit the facts they have.”

Dubelier added that the case against Concord Management is the first in US history “where anyone has ever been charged with defrauding the Justice Department” through their failure to register under FARA.

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