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A Florida Deputy Failed; Responding 
SWAT Members Punished 
by Jordan Candler
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Monday Top Headlines 
by Political Editors:  Treasury report: True U.S. government shortfall is $88.9 trillion, an average of $704K per household (PJ Media)
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“Stand down”: How the liar-nObama team blew the response to Russian meddling (Yahoo News)
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Trump pardons sailor who invoked “liar-Clinton defense” in trial (Bloomberg)
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Judge tells Trump to pretend to listen to Twitter haters (Reason)
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Trump tariffs cost five jobs for every single job gained, analysis finds (The Daily Signal)
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After tariffs, Trump to punish China for intellectual property theft (The Washington Free Beacon)
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Xi Jingping cleared to rule indefinitely as China officially scraps term limits (The Washington Post)
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WH: Trump won’t meet with Kim Jong-un until actions match the words and rhetoric (CNS News)
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Trump’s plan to combat school shootings includes allowing armed teachers, federal commission, review of FBI tip line (The Washington Times)
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Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott signs sweeping gun bill, NRA sues and critics on both sides abound (Miami Herald)
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Baltimore approves spending of $200,000 to pay lawyers to help illegals fight deportations (The Baltimore Sun)
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Cost for California bullet train system rises to $77.3 billion — $13 billion over budget and four years late (Los Angeles Times)
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Policy: Trump agrees to meet with Kim Jong-un; here’s what he needs to do now (The Daily Signal)
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Policy: Minimum income is not a right (American Enterprise Institute)   ~The Patriot Post
https://patriotpost.us/articles/54683-monday-top-headlines
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Rep Jordan – Investigate liar-nObama 
and loose lips-Biden Senior Staffer 
Married To Fusion GPS Employee 
{ rickwells.us } ~ Rep Jim Jordan joined David Asman to discuss the situation developing in which another high level Democrat... this time inside the liar-nObama White House, Shayla Murray, has a direct connection by marriage to high level official inside Fusion GPS. This goes way beyond the level of a credible mere coincidence. Murray is married to Neil King Jr., who works at  Fusion GPS alongside founder and suspect Glenn Simpson. She worked for former Vice President Joe loose lips-Biden as his deputy chief of staff and communications director and then went on to be a senior adviser to Hussein liar-nObama. She was one of those who was sent a questionnaire by the House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes asking when she first learned of the dossier and that it was funded by the DNC and liar-Clinton campaign. She was also asked what official action she took based upon it or the knowledge... https://rickwells.us/jordan-obama-biden-fusion/
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Secretary Rex Tillerson Discusses North 
Korea and Pending U.S. Talks Between
President Trump and Kim Jong-Un
by sundance
{ theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ During a press availability with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson... was asked about the recent stunning developments between the U.S. and North Korea. The Q&A segment is outlined below: QUESTION: Thank you so much. Mr. Secretary, for months you’ve been saying that conditions are not yet right for talks with North Korea, and that you would know it when you saw it. Less than 24 hours ago, that was still your position. What changed in the last 24 hours that gave the Trump administration confidence that now is the right time? Can you explain the logic behind starting this process, talks about talks, as you’ve described it at the level of the leaders of the country? And did you know when you made those comments yesterday that this meeting was in the works?...  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/03/10/secretary-rex-tille...
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Hollywood’s Ugly Side 
by Sharyl Attkisson
{ sharylattkisson.com } ~ “Hollywood Hypocrisy” is our cover story on Sunday’s Full Measure. Hollywood’s double standard regarding its treatment of women is coming home to roost... We go to L.A. to examine the sordid history of the casting couch and whether real change is on the way. Joce Sterman looks into the problem of sexual misconduct in the U.S. military. She found that the military branches don’t even have a common definition of what constitutes sexual harassment. That makes it difficult to fix the problem within our nation’s biggest employer. And we go back to the Southern Philippines where ISIS Islamic extremist terrorists are trying to establish an independent state or “caliphate” from which they can launch attacks throughout Southeast Asia. As the U.S. assists the Philippines’ military, there are new warnings from the U.S. State Department about dangerous developments.  https://sharylattkisson.com/2018/03/09/hollywoods-ugly-side/?utm_so...
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UN probe: Russia behind deadly 
airstrike in Syria's Idlib
by JAMEY KEATEN and PHILIP ISSA

{ foxnews.com } ~ U.N. war crimes investigators said Tuesday that a Russian plane was apparently behind an airstrike in November in Syria's Idlib province...
 that killed 84 people at a marketplace, an attack which could amount to a war crime. The findings, reported by the U.N.'s Commission of Inquiry on Syria, were the first time the group has pinned responsibility for civilian deaths in Syria directly on Russia. According to the report, "all available information" indicates that a Russian plane carried out the Nov. 13 airstrike that hit a market, surrounding houses and a police station run by Western-backed Syrian rebels in the town of Atarib, in northern Idlib. At least 84 people were killed and about another 150 were wounded in the attack... http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/03/06/un-probe-russia-behind-dead...
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JW Videos
U.N. and scum-Soros Corruption in Guatemala
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Tom Fitton’s Video Weekly Update – March 9, 2018
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JW 60 Seconds: What's in a Name? Loretta Lynch's Alias Helps Her Hide from the Law
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Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit on DOJ for Records on Bruce Ohr, Fusion GPS
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Judicial Watch issues lawsuit against Department of Justice
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A Florida Deputy Failed; Responding SWAT Members Punished 

by Jordan Candler:  When it comes to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, it’s increasingly clear that apprehension played a huge role while bravery is facing rebuke. Two new reports are sickening.

            We’ve chronicled the deplorable actions of the initial responding officers whose inclination was to wait outside the school. Well, it got worse. News last night was that Broward Deputy Scot Peterson, the on-campus security guard, knew and informed other officers over the radio that gunfire was happening “inside” the building — despite his later insistence that he wasn’t sure whether shots were fired outside. “Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” Peterson said over the radio. So he remained outside and instructed others to do likewise.
            But then there was Sgt. Jeff Heinrich, an officer with the Coral Springs Police Department. He and his family are deeply involved with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But even though the fate of his wife and son was unknown during the rampage, Sgt. Heinrich — who at the time of the shooting was off duty but happened to be on school property — nevertheless did what the other officers refused to do: He entered the school in an effort to engage the shooter.
            This week we learned that Sgt. Heinrich’s impulse to selflessly and independently enter the danger zone was shared by Detectives Jeffrey Gilbert and Carl Schlosser. Both of them are Miramar Police Department SWAT members. Upon hearing news of an active shooter, the on-duty detectives reflexively made their way toward the high school. Unfortunately, their valor is being met with reprisal.
            According to The Hill, Gilbert and Schlosser “have been suspended from duty over their decision to respond without permission to the shooting at a high school that killed 17 students and faculty last month. … Following their suspension, the two were ordered to turn in their SWAT-issued rifles, but they remain on active duty for other assignments, according to the newspaper.
            Police Benevolent Association President Jeff Marano responded: “While it may have been a violation of policy to not notify their supervisors that they were going there, their intentions were brave and heroic, I think.” Indeed.
            Admittedly, the policy isn’t without merit. The Sun Sentinel recalls last year’s ordeal at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in which “over 2,000 cops responded to the original report of gunfire and false reports of additional shots fired.” The Sentinel explains that a “crowd of arriving law enforcement can jam roads that ambulances need to use, overwhelm radios and in general, add to the confusion of the police response.”
            Fair enough. But the Parkland ordeal is very upsetting for numerous reasons. Not only did authorities fail to heed dozens of warning signs well before the attack, but the response by Broward County sheriff’s deputies — rather, the nonresponse — created a dilemma. Yet the brave souls who were willing to engage the shooter are being punished for it.
            At the very least, their supervisors could exercise some discretion — and some decency.  
 
~The Patriot Post
https://patriotpost.us/articles/54628-a-florida-deputy-failed-respo...

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Newt Says What The Rest Of Us Are Thinking:
It’s Time To Throw Peter Strzok In Jail

Disgraced FBI special agent Peter Strzok, a senior member of the bureau who gained notoriety in recent months over his anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, was grilled for nearly 10 hours during a joint congressional committee hearing on Thursday.

At issue was Strzok’s anti-Trump texts to former FBI lawyer and lover Lisa Page that coincided with his leading of the investigations into both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal and the alleged Trump/Russia 2016 election collusion, as well as his involvement in the subsequent Robert Mueller special counsel probe.

The hearing proved to be a heated battle, as Strzok displayed an arrogant smugness in defiance of pointed questions from Republicans that he largely danced around, while Democrats sought to upend and undermine the entire hearing with a plethora of interruptions, parliamentary maneuvers and outright praise for the man who helped let Clinton off the hook while ferociously targeting Trump.

Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was less than impressed with Strzok’s performance and cooperation in the hearing and suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that the FBI agent should be held in contempt of Congress.

“I think they have to move to hold him in contempt and throw him in jail,” Gingrich said of Congress and Strzok.

“This is a person who is willfully standing up and refusing to appear as a congressional witness and he was a government employee at the time,” he continued.

“He has every obligation to inform the legislative branch, and I don’t think they have any choice except to move a motion of contempt because he is fundamentally — and so is his girlfriend (Page) — they’re both fundamentally in violation of the entire constitutional process,” he added.

Page had been subpoenaed to appear before Congress on Wednesday but refused to appear, saying she’d been unable to review relevant documents prior to the scheduled hearing, a closed-door hearing that has since been rescheduled for Friday.

Gingrich was not the only one who thought Strzok deserved to be held in contempt of Congress, as House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte informed Strzok that he remained at risk of such during the hearing, according to The Daily Caller.

That warning from Goodlatte came after Strzok had refused to answer a straightforward question posed by House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, regarding how many people Strzok had personally interviewed between a specific set of dates in relation to the Clinton email investigation.

“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s direction to answer the question or refuse to do so,” Goodlatte stated. “The latter of which will place you in risk of a contempt citation and potential criminal liability. Do you understand that? The question is directed to the witness.”

Strzok still refused to answer, citing instructions received from his counsel and the FBI to not answer certain questions on certain topics.

Goodlatte replied, “Mr. Strzok, in a moment we will continue with the hearing, but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation.”

It is unclear if Goodlatte and the committee ultimately did consider a contempt citation for Strzok following the contentious hearing, nor is it clear if Page will be held in contempt for blowing off her subpoenaed appearance on Wednesday.

Hopefully Congress will follow through on the threats of contempt followed by actual jail time against Strzok and Page in response to their uncooperative behavior and failure to appear when subpoenaed, if only to ensure that future witnesses called before Congress for sensitive or contentious hearings don’t think they can get away with the same sort of behavior.

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Cops Sent To Seize Veteran’s Guns Without A Warrant, He Refused To Turn Them Over

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” says Leonard Cottrell, after successfully staving off law enforcement and the courts from confiscating his firearms. Cottrell, an Iraq War veteran, was at work when he received a phone call from his wife. The cops were there, busting in to take his guns away. It all started after a casual conversation his son had at school.

Ammoland reports:

Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.’s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.

The conversation was overheard by another student, who went home and told his parents, and his mother panicked. The mom then contacted the school, which contacted the State Police, according to Cottrell.

The visit from the troopers came around 10 p.m. on June 14, 2018, Cottrell said, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun enforcement bills into law.

After several hours, Cottrell said police agreed not to take the guns but to allow him to move them to another location while the investigation continued.

“They had admitted several times that my son made no threat to himself or other students or the school or anything like that,” he said.

Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was “not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing.”

The troopers searched his son’s room and found nothing, Cottrell said.

“To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” he said. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

“In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often don’t know their rights. ‎In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are outrageous. A student expressing concern over lack of security is not a reason to send police to the student’s home — but it might be a reason to send police to the school to keep students and teachers safe” said Scott L. Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs and a member of the NRA board of directors.

NJ.com adds:

Cottrell, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who served three tours during “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” owns a shotgun and a pistol. He has all the correct permits to own the firearms, he said, and predominately uses the shotgun to hunt.

He said his wife allowed the officers to enter the home, and with her permission, they searched his son’s room — but they did not find any weapons, he said. The officers, he said, didn’t have a warrant but still wanted to take his guns. Cottrell wouldn’t let them.

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” he said Thursday.

He said the attempted seizure resulted because of a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law that makes it easier for police to confiscate guns when someone in the state poses a threat to themselves or others. The law is part of a broader statewide effort to make New Jersey’s gun laws even tougher amid the national outcry for more gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Cottrell said the officers “danced around the issue” when he confronted them about the new law.

A New Jersey State Police spokesman declined to answer questions about whether this incident had anything to do with the new gun laws.

In an email, Sgt. First Class Jeff Flynn said, “Troopers responded to Mr. Cottrell’s residence in reference to the report of a possible school threat. Based on their investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cottrell’s weapons did not need to be seized.”

David Codrea, writing for Ammoland, further added:

To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” New Jersey gun owner and Army veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. told New Jersey 101.5 after a June 14 visit from State Police,. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

Cottrell was recalling state troopers showing up at his door to confiscate firearms after his 13-year-old son was overheard discussing lax school safety with a friend.

Indoctrinated by a pervasive snitch culture — one that never seems to deter the blatantly obvious demonic nutjobs — the eavesdropping student told his parents, who told school administrators, who in turn called the cops. (Note “If you see something, say something” carries risks of its own – if you report the wrong person, you could end up smeared as a “hater.”)

“Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was ‘not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing,’” the report continued. Despite that, his home is now a “gun free zone” and that has been publicized by the media. He has, in fact, willingly ceded those rights, and by his own words in order to make authorities “happy.”

Before judging him for that, consider the environment that is New Jersey. Then consider the overwhelming force the state can bring to bear, and its predisposition to using it, especially if it’s to enforce citizen disarmament. It’s easy to anonymously declare “Molon Labe” on the internet. In meatspace, resistance is more effective when the aggressor doesn’t get to dictate the time and place, especially if that place is your home and you have family inside.

Appeasing gun-grabbers, generally couched as “compromise,” is impossible. It’s like throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of jackals and expecting them to be sated and leave you alone — instead of sensing opportunity and fear, and moving in closer.

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