Felons disguised as lawmakers hold America hostage

Felons disguised as lawmakers hold America hostage
Michael Berry
U.S. Veteran Journalist

In an unprecedented attempt to blatantly usurp Constitutional authority from the federal government, lawmakers in California on September 16th passed Senate Bill 54, with a 27-11 vote along party lines, which limits state and local law enforcement communication with federal immigration authorities and prevents officers from questioning and holding people on immigration violations. This bill was signed into law by California’s Governor Jerry Brown on October 5th.


Regardless of the staunch opposition from Republican sheriffs or threats from the Trump administration that this action has faced, California lawmakers have chosen to directly violate federal law and impose their views upon the Nation.


Under Title 8, U.S. Code § 1324 a person (including a group of persons, business, organization or government) commits a federal felony when he harbors, encourages, or aids in the commission of either offense. The criminal nature of the action holds true whether the person did so knowingly or simply by the reckless disregard of the fact.

“Harboring – Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324 Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who -- knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.”

“Encouraging/Inducing -- Title 8, U.S.C. § Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for any person who -- encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.”

“Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting -- Title 8, U.S.C. § Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses.”

Penalties include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Provisions in the law allow for harsher penalties when such action result in serious injury or death.

“With regard to violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(ii)-(iv) and (v)(ii), domestic transportation, harboring, encouraging/inducing, or aiding/abetting, the basic statutory maximum term of imprisonment is 5 years, unless the offense was committed for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in which case the maximum term of imprisonment is 10 years. In addition, significant enhanced penalties are provided for in violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1) involving serious bodily injury or placing life in jeopardy. Moreover, if the violation results in the death of any person, the defendant may be punished by death or by imprisonment for any term of years.”

Charging an ordinary citizen with violating a federal law is a fairly simple process. A local prosecutor simply refers the case to a federal prosecutor who, after review, presents a criminal complaint to a Federal Magistrate Judge who determines if there is probable cause. Unlike a civil case, the person referring the case to the federal court must be acting under the authority of the U.S. Attorney General.


But what happens when politicians or ranking officials violate federal laws? In the case of Hilary Clinton, the director of the FBI simply drafts a memo in advance stating his investigation showed no evidence. In the case of political adversaries, politicians demand the appointment of special prosecutors charging them with the mission of finding violations regardless of evidence.


The question then becomes, how does the average citizen force accountability upon these legislators and ranking officials?


Average citizens do not have the means nor ready access to vast media conglomerates like those they are trying to hold accountable. Average citizens don’t have vast networks of people nor do they have large scale platforms to express their views.


Average citizens can vote, yet those they believe need to be held accountable control the time, structure, and methods of elections. So how can they initiate change?
In the case of runaway politicians from other states trying to impose their views, like those in California and similar states, the old adage “give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the world” comes to mind.


To institute change and force accountability, average citizens must leverage the system which they do have access and encourage that system to act. For most, this system is that of local and state government.


States, like the Federal government and most other governmental bodies, cannot be sued by individuals; however, suits can be brought against a State by another State. Moreover, Under Article III, Section 2 of the United States Constitution, the Supreme Court of the United States has original jurisdiction over cases between states…. thus, by-passing the fickle U.S. circuit courts which have confused, delayed, and often attempted to legislate from the bench.


True change will only begin by average citizens uniting together and urging their state government to fight back against other states’ intrusion upon federal law and against other states attempting to impose their will upon the entire nation.


Average citizens are being harmed (i.e. increased threat of terror, increased spending, economic instability, etc.), by the actions of the California State lawmakers. Average citizens are being harmed by the multiple frivolous lawsuits being filed by California’s and other state’s Attorney Generals aimed at disrupting the Constitutional powers of the Federal government and forcing their political view upon all states in this Nation.


State Attorney Generals from all the “fly-over” states should be filing suit against California State and other like-minded states causing this harm to their residents. They should be seeking recovery of tax payer dollars their states have been forced to spend protecting its citizens from the actions being taken by these other states. The additional law enforcement dollars Texas, Missouri, and other “flyover” states are having to spend because California, Washington, New York wants open borders. The additional cost to life caused by these same states passing laws to harbor, encourage, and aid illegal immigrants who repeatedly sneak across our border committing heinous acts against U.S. citizens.


With so many states facing budget issues, State Attorney Generals should be jumping at the opportunity to recover the hard-earned tax dollars its citizens are being intimidated into spending to provide social welfare programs for the troves of illegal immigrants being encouraged to unlawfully enter and remain in this great Nation because of actions such as the California lawmakers have taken.


How does the average citizen force accountability? They call their State legislators, Governors, Attorney Generals and demand the State use its vast power to protect them from the unwanted and illegal intrusions being thrust upon them by these leftist states. Demand they sue to protect them and recover hard-earned dollars in the U.S. Supreme Court and maybe, just maybe, when these offending states are forced to face the reality that their actions have real repercussions; they will stop the political game play and stop trying to force their will upon the Nation.

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ALERT ALERT

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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McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous” (Washington, DC) – Judicial...

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