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Will Trump Waste Another 
Chance To Build The Wall? 
by Byron York
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Gohmert blasts Rosenstein for Not Reading 
FISA Warrant He Signed, Willful Ignorance
{ rickwells.us } ~ Rep Louie Gohmert isn’t about to let Rod Rosenstein get away with playing dumb or acting like he isn’t intimately involved... in the shenanigans going on at DOJ. He beings his questioning of the crooked deputy AG by noting his attempts in response to other members’ questions to put the blame elsewhere by claiming it was before his time or an action by an underling. Gohmert points out for Rodenstein that in earlier testimony he was emphatic in stating that he’s the head of the Department of Justice, and as such he’s responsible for the actions of his subordinates. He also establishes that Rosenstein approved the FISA application to spy on Carter Page although he didn’t read it. Gohmert notes, “You’re parsing words. So that doesn’t mean you need to read it, in your opinion. Is that correct?” The exchange deteriorates under the deception of Rosenstein with Gohmert moving on to the topic of Bruce Ohr, asking Rosenstein, “Did you not know that Bruce Ohr was meeting with Christopher Steele, getting information about the dossier and supplying that information to the FBI at the same time his wife Nellie was working for Fusion GPS that was helping liar-Hillary Clinton? Did you not know he was doing that for the FBI?” Gohmert might have asked how a mere reassignment or demotion is sufficient punishment for acts of treason or subversion...   https://rickwells.us/gohmert-rosenstein-fisa-ignorance/
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GOP Senator: Longstanding U.S. 
Alliance With Turkey ‘Slipping Away’ 
by Natalie Johnson
{ freebeacon.com } ~ Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.) warned Wednesday the longstanding alliance between the United States and Turkey is crumbling amid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's pivot to Russia... and ongoing detention of an American pastor. In a nod to Erdogan's crackdown on civil society in the wake of the country's failed military coup in 2016, Lankford said the NATO ally can no longer be considered open or free as its government trends toward authoritarianism. "We have an ally that we no longer know and we no longer recognize—we'd like to have our friend and our ally back," Lankford said during a panel hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on Capitol Hill. "This is a long-term alliance that's slipping away from us and we hope for a reengagement with the Erdogan government."...   http://freebeacon.com/national-security/gop-senator-longstanding-u-...
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dummycrats-Democrats Have 
Already Started The Second Civil War 
by George Rasley
{ conservativehq.com } ~ dummycrats-Democrats, such as Far Left demagogue Rep. mad-Maxine Waters, have recently been called-out for encouraging mob action that could lead to civil unrest... but by most measures we would apply to other countries America is already well into the beginning of the Second Civil War. If we looked at any country in Latin America and saw a half-million people gathered in public applauding calls to blow up the Presidential Palace, political supporters of the President being beaten, government officials being mobbed in public, and a prominent politician shot and critically wounded in an attack on members of the parliamentary majority, we would say, “There’s an insurgency going on here.” Couple that with the Leftist party in Parliament engaging in a “massive resistance” of non-cooperation with the duly elected President and parliamentary majority that is straight out of the Bolsheviks’ playbook for Russia’s October Revolution and we would say, “There’s an insurgency going on here.”...
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Janus Ruling Could Cost Unions Hundreds of Millions 
by Bill McMorris
{ freebeacon.com } ~ The Supreme Court has put an end to compulsory union dues and fees for government workers... spurring praise from labor watchdogs and public outcry from organized labor. A five-justice majority ruled that mandating union fees as a condition of employment violates the free speech rights of workers. The ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees overturned the 1977 Abood precedent, which allowed compulsory unionism as a means of promoting labor harmony. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, said the government should not force workers to finance political speech against their will. "The State's extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment," the ruling written by Justice Alito said. "Forcing free and independent individuals to endorse ideas they find objectionable raises serious First Amendment concerns … employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them."...
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Russian Offensive Robs Israel of Ability to Strike Iranian Forces 

by Yochanan Visser
{ israeltoday.co.il } ~ A Russian-Iranian led offensive in southwest Syria is complicating Israel’s operational abilities... against the growing Iranian threat from the country. The offensive by the pro-Assad coalition started early last week and aims to drive the various rebel groups out of the region along the Jordanian and Israeli border. To make things even more complicated for Israel the Russian air force joined the offensive which spelled the end of the so-called de-escalation zones agreement between the U.S., Russia and Jordan from July 2017. Russian and Syrian airplanes are currently bombing rebel positions in the Daraa Province which borders the Kuneitra Province along the Israeli border...  http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/34311/Default.aspx
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Will Trump Waste Another 
Chance To Build The Wall? 
by Byron York
{ townhall.com } ~ Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was Donald Trump's premier campaign promise, and he is running out of chances to keep it.

Trump has been president for nearly a year and a half, and has not yet won anywhere near the funding needed to build the wall along the 1,000 or so miles of border that he pledged to voters. Now, there have been two Republican immigration bills in the House, each calling for around $25 billion for the wall, and Trump has blown them both off, saying he'd rather try again after November's midterm elections.

"Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/ women in November," Trump tweeted Friday. "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solve this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!"

Now, it is entirely possible Republicans will keep control of the House and Senate. It's also possible they will lose. But does anyone believe the GOP will gain enough seats to pass difficult legislation without somehow settling their internal disputes? Unlikely.

And of course Democrats are playing games with immigration. They still will be after the election, no matter what happens.

The point is, a president only gets so many chances to do something, and when it comes to the wall, Trump is running out of time.

There's no need to go through the number of times Trump promised campaign audiences that he would build the wall. He did it so much that during rallies his loyal voters developed a call-and-response on the subject. They knew that promise better than any other.

And no, the promise was not a wall along the entire 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. Agreeing with a number of pro-wall experts, Trump said on many occasions that a wall was not needed along the entire stretch of sometimes-impassable land. About 1,000 miles would do the job well.

The odds were probably always against Trump on the wall. Everyone knew dummycrats-Democrats would throw their bodies in front of any wall effort, do anything to stop it. And even if Trump got a wall appropriation through Congress, the politically motivated litigation designed to stop and slow the wall would be fearsome.

The only way a wall will ever happen is with determined presidential leadership. Yes, Congress has supported extensive border barriers in the past -- look up the Secure Fence Act of 2006 -- but the political system has never wanted to actually do it. Actually building a wall would take a president who will not give up and not settle for anything less than what he promised.

Incredibly enough, Trump made it to 2018 with a real chance to get wall funding. His maneuvers on DACA, President liar-nObama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, set up a simple and obvious deal: legalization of DACA recipients in exchange for money for the wall.

That money, by the way, had to be real money. It couldn't be just a down payment, or a promise to come up with real cash later. It had to be real live, appropriated, placed in a trust fund, ready for the president to use to construct a wall.

But Trump and Republicans in Congress always threw other issues into the mix. Chain migration. The visa lottery. Guest workers. Now, the hot issue of the moment is family separation. Whatever the specific add-ons, a clean DACA-for-wall deal morphed into a sort of lite version of comprehensive immigration reform, which is an endeavor that has a long record of failure in Washington.

In all of the back-and-forth, the simple clarity of the president's promise to build the wall was lost. But it will not be lost on his voters. Can Trump run for re-election in 2020 by promising to build a wall in his second term, coming up with some excuse for not doing it in his first?

He can certainly try, but even his supporters might not buy it.

Recently I texted an influential lawmaker to ask whether he thought Trump would eventually win funding for the wall. He sent back an emoji of a boy with his hands in the air in the universal how-should-I-know gesture.

That's not good enough. Trump voters expect him to do what he said, or give everything he's got trying. At the moment, the president is acting like he has all the time in the world. He doesn't.

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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