Homeland Security Police at VA doing 'familiarization exercise'

 When the veteran’s wife asked a VA doctor about the action, she was told it was a “familiarization exercise.” 

Veterans were horrified while seeking VA health care on Wednesday when approached by Homeland Security police in an Operation Shield exercise. The exercise was for the purpose of “presence deterrence” at a VA health care facility in San Diego. Many veterans’ legal advocates are concerned about what this “presence deterrence” actually means and what is seeks to accomplish for veterans needing care.

According to reports, 20 officers from the DHS Federal Protective Service (FPS) dressed in full black combat gear crowded at the entrance of VA Mission Valley Health Care Clinic on Wednesday. These officers were not wearing any nametags and refused to identify themselves. Four bomb-sniffing dogs accompanied the secretive police group that arrived at the facility in 8 white SUVs, which then blocked all access to parking for disabled veterans. Veterans arriving for care were alarmed and some frightened away.

POLL:  Do you expect Obama to enact Martial Law at some point?

VA Mission Valley Health Care Clinic houses numerous service centers including a general practice clinic, psychiatric clinic, PTSD treatment clinic, and the disability compensation evaluation clinic. The impact of this event on veterans is disturbing.

The advocacy group, Honoring Our Troops (HRT), promptly wrote a formal complaint to VA OIG in Washington, DC after fielding numerous communications from veterans who were shocked by these recent federal secret police actions. OIG has yet to formally acknowledge receipt of their complaint since it was filed several days ago.

According to HRT’s OIG complaint, veterans on site were harassed and threatened when they took pictures and asked questions about this bizarre behavior. One veteran was threatened with a fine of $10,000 and arrest if he did not delete a photo he had taken. Another elderly veteran refused to enter the clinic with his wife. When the veteran’s wife asked a VA doctor about the action, she was told it was a “familiarization exercise.” Is this the new normal at VA facilities that veterans must become familiarized with and used to? And why? What justifies this kind of action by the Feds?

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Fat turd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

His gun is bigger than your gun and he has a doggy,  Good thing they are in California where the libs have taken away the people's right to bear arms.  In PA we are allowed to open carry we are just not allowed to take into the VA facility.

Wonder how they would react if twenty or so open carry people were there escorting Vets to the door?

Another Obama muscle display against vets. When will it end?

Just wanted to let you know that the officer in this picture is my husband. He served his country in the Marine Corps. He works in Washington Dc not CA. His K-9 partner has been protecting all the federal buildings in DC for the past 7 years. They are an explosive detection team ( bomb dog). My husband is a Christian and a loyal American. Someone has associated this photo with the wrong article. I find your comment extremely offensive. My husband puts his life on the line every day to protect thousands of people that work and visit Washington DC. He is a VETERAN!

It's just anger over all the daily scandals. I hope your husband does the right thing when ordered to do an illegal act by this admin. What you wrote about your husband makes him a potential terrorist to the Obama admin if you don't know already. Semper Fi

Dear Katie;

       I'm sorry your husband got caught in this picture, but look at the bright side, by being in this picture he has alerted the American people to the gestapo tactics the treasonous pseudo-president is conducting.  Many American people just want to bury their head in the sand and ignore what is happening.  Nothing gets done that way.  With a picture things can no longer be ignored.   This is just one type of gestapo tactic being foisted on the American public.  They are also trying to claim there are constitutional free zones in this country where they can do what they want and we the people have no say.  Thank your husband for alerting us to what is going on.

       Doc

Katie is long gone. She or whoever it was came on here and left a couple comments and disappeared. If it was to get people to threaten a federal officer with comments she or whoever was successful.

Katie...

Where does your husband stand on the Oath Keepers? Is he a member?  It won't be long before he may be called on to violate the peoples right to freely and peaceably assemble... or too keep and bare arms. Has he told you that he would not obey an order to disarm or confiscate law abiding citizens weapons... just curious. 

I spent 26 1/2 yrs in the service of our nation and I am very concerned that many of our law enforcement officers will ignore their Constitutional oaths... too defend the constitution as written... not as redefined by government agencies. 

Example... the right to freely assemble shall not be abridged. However if one is unable to afford or obtain a PERMIT, to peaceably assemble, their right to do is abridged. The people's permit to assemble peaceably is the Constitution's first amendment.  Telling these people that they must disperse or be arrested is wrong. Trumping up some pretext, such as, public safety or nuisance is an excuse to deny the right of peaceable assemble. That is also wrong. 

Where does your husband stand on open carry ... The peaceful display and carrying of arms by the general public?  Is his view constitutional or the product of an abusive government regulation.  I don't envy law enforcement, they have a fine line to walk, and I simply could not walk that line knowing what I do about what is expected. I could not enforce a law or regulation that I believed to be unconstitutional... PERIOD. No manner of indoctrination could convince me that I have one job to do... and the courts can straighten out any Constitutional disputes... thereby compartmentalizing the violation of my oath... to defend the Constitution and the rights of the people under the Constitution.

Hitler depended on a docile and submissive bureaucracy to enforce his edicts on a nation.. Obama and his minions are also depending on submissive and conforming federal and state agents to enforce his edicts and unconstitutional laws/regulations.  If these bureaucrats would refuse to enforce his edicts he would be powerless to fundamentally transform America.

When we finally get rid of the Oval Office terrorist, we'd also need to send his Gestapo forces packing. Every last one of the bastards need to join the unemployment line.

Oh, I so agree with you, Ronald. This is so very outrageous.  Our veterans do not need this kind of treatment. They fought for us and deserve respect and honor and now, THE CARE THEY DESERVE. Fire these people and get new ones in there. 

Respectful disagreement, Ronald.  It is PRISON which they all must get for obeying the orders of a traitor.  And traitors should get the death penalty, just like the commie sympathizers the Rosenbergs got.

YES --- Continue with this message so this comes from everybodys lips and posts -- I tire of reading "Oh, Obama knows exactly waht he's doing blah blah blah -- We have to get into peoples minds that these folks have conducted themselves lawlessly and there are consequences to that -- The Full Penalty of the Law -- Death by Firing Squad or by the Noose and life Incarceration in 23 hour solitary in a maximum security prison.  All of them!

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Don't count on republicans to be any different. They are just as bad and you can bet if they had control of the government nothing would change.

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Hillary Clinton Was Not Formally Under
FBI Investigation At Any Time In 2015-2016

On Tuesday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified in a joint Congressional hearing to the House Oversight and House Judiciary panels about his review of the FBI’s (mis)handling of the Clinton email investigation.

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) came out swinging Tuesday in a a joint hearing held by the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees.

Gowdy ripped into Comey in his opening statement, stating, “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported Horowitz dropped a bombshell in his testimony.

Horowitz revealed the FBI never named a target or even a subject in the Clinton email probe!

Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. “Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising” for a crim probe

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by the FBI at any time in 2015-2016, tweeted Sperry.

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

“Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising”

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

"Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising"

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: Horowitz revealed that Hillary was never really under formal investigation, never listed by FBI as a "subject" of investigation.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton reacted to this bombshell bias from the FBI.

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

.@RealDonaldTrump is a subject, but Hillary Clinton was never a "subject." Outrageous. Shut the Strzok-Page-Comey-McCabe-Lynch-Yates-Glenn Simpson-Steele-Brennan-Fusion GPS-Muller special counsel "stop @realDonaldTrump" investigation down.

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

tigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was a complete sham.

No subjects were named, immunity was handed out like candy and Hillary was exonerated before witnesses were interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘interview’ with the FBI wasn’t even under oath.

Even more egregious, Hillary discussed pregnancy and babies during the majority of the 2.5 hour FBI interview because one of her lawyers was pregnant at the time.

Inspector General Horowitz also testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Targeting Of Tea Party Groups
John McCain’s Staff Director Urged Lois Lerner
And IRS To Engage In “Financially Ruinous”

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch obtained IRS documents Thursday revealing backstabber Senator John McCain’s former staff director urged the IRS, including the corrupt Lois Lerner to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of conservative Tea Party groups.

And they did.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

  • Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
  • At least 5 pro-Israel groups
  • Constitutional groups
  • Groups that criticized Obama administration
  • At least two pro-life groups
  • An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
  • A 180 year-old Baptist paper
  • A Texas voting-rights group
  • A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
  • Conservative activists and businesses
  • At least one conservative Hispanic group
  • IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
  • And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were
  • Conservative

Now this…

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch today 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.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s 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:”

Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about the newly obtained IRS documents showing more proof the agency was weaponized under Obama:

“The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans. The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.”

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.

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