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The challenges facing Sam 
Brownback, the next U.S. ambassador 
for international religious freedom
by Julie Zauzmer  
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Rep Nunes Responds To scum-Adam Schiff
Attacks, Reveals Next Corruption Probe Target 
{ rickwells.us } ~ Brian Kilmeade first took a moment in the Monday morning interview to mock the mud-slinging fabricators on the left... for their hysteria and wide ranging smears against Intel Committee Chairman Nunes, including false assertions that he’s a Russian agent. With that point made, Kilmeade asks, “Out of everything that was thrown at you, one thing people kept saying yesterday is that, ‘Well, there was some acknowledgment that this was a political document, meaning the dossier, in a footnote at the bottom of the FISA warrant. What can you tell us about that?” Nunes points out that the communist Democrats have, over the past couple of weeks since the compilation and writing of the memo, “Continued to leak out bits and pieces of information to create narratives that, quite frankly have one thing in common, they’re always false. “...  https://rickwells.us/nunes-schiff-next-target/
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The Facts Currently Known About 
Nunes Memo, FBI Bias Accusations
by John G. Malcolm
On Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released the so-called Nunes memo, after Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., the chairman of that committee... The much-anticipated, four-page memo was advertised as containing “shocking” and “jaw-dropping” evidence of abuse by the FBI in seeking an order and three subsequent renewal orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Carter Page, a volunteer foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who had previously worked as an investment banker in Moscow. The crux of the controversy stems from the FBI’s apparent use of a highly-controversial dossier that was prepared by Christopher Steele, a former British spy and a longtime confidential FBI source, who, it has been reported, provided information to the FBI during a federal probe into alleged corruption at FIFA, the world soccer organization...http://dailysignal.com/2018/02/04/the-facts-currently-known-about-n... 
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The Problem With The News Article 
At Center Of Carter Page Spy Warrant
by CHUCK ROSS
{ dailycaller.com } ~ A September 2016 news article about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page... has been responsible for a lot of confusion. The FBI, Justice Department and a federal surveillance court were all apparently unaware that the Sept. 23, 2016 article, written by Michael Isikoff, was based on the infamous and unverified Steele dossier. Numerous reporters, pundits and even a former CIA Moscow station chief have also been fooled into thinking that Isikoff’s article corroborated parts of the dossier. The confusion is due in part to Isikoff’s report, which was published at Yahoo! News...  http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/05/carter-page-steele-isikoff-yahoo/ 
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Trump’s lawyers reportedly don’t want him
talking to Mueller – It’s advice he should take
by William A. Jacobson
{ legalinsurrection.com } ~ Trump’s impromptu comments demonstrate, beyond a reasonable doubt, why Trump SHOULD NOT sit down with Mueller to answer questions... under oath or otherwise. Trump is a salesman by nature. He’s given to bombast and hyperbole. He shoots from the hip. Those characteristics, while they proved valuable against the comatose and drab liar-Hillary, could be a disaster in an interview with Mueller. Mueller’s team is very experienced in these perjury and obstruction traps. They will not ask any questions they don’t already know the answer to, and the questions they ask will not be posed to obtain information. They have all the information. They will be probing not for information, but for mistakes.  Don’t do it. I don’t know what power Mueller would have to compel testimony, but nothing should be done voluntarily...  https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/02/trumps-lawyers-reportedly-don... 
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Why Aren’t Libertarians Screaming 
At The Dems Over Nunes Memo?
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{ lidblog.com } ~ The Nunes memo is not about party politics, protecting the President, or the Mueller investigation... The memo is all about a possible violation of the 4th Amendment and the need to protect Americans from an out of control FISA court process. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.)  who wrote parts of the memo is correct when he says that it has nothing to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s actions in the 2016 election and the claims of Trump Campaign collision.  However what the memo does prove is at least one case of abuse of power by the FBI which should concern all Americans who value freedom. There may be other cases yet unseen of the FBI using bogus evidence to gain a search warrant on American citizens and those might involve you or me, or anyone who disagreed with liar-nObama’s politics...  https://lidblog.com/libertarians-screaming-at-dems/ 
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The challenges facing Sam 
Brownback, the next U.S. ambassador 
for international religious freedom

by Julie Zauzmer 
{ jewishworldreview.com } ~ Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will be the next U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom.

Making it through the Senate - which required a tiebreaker vote by Vice President Mike Pence after all 49 Democratic senators voted against Brownback, and Republicans, with two of their 51 senators absent, all voted in favor - is just the first challenge that Brownback will face in his new position.

His charge as the religious freedom ambassador, a position created 20 years ago by an act of Congress, is to confront the persecution of believers of many faiths, in a wide array of countries all over the world.

Human rights violations in China. Kidnapped girls in Nigeria. Religious law in Saudi Arabia. Persecution of Muslims in Burma, Christians in Pakistan, and Bahais in Iran. And the list goes on.

"We try to focus on the worst countries and the worst situations in the world," said Daniel Mark, the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent body that Brownback will work with as ambassador. "Because each situation is unique - unique in bad ways - it would be hard to rank them."

Advocates for religious freedom, particularly conservative Christian groups, have been asking the Trump administration to fill the vacant ambassadorship for months. But Brownback, whose tenure in Kansas has been fiercely criticized for his deep tax cuts and who drew Democrats' concern with an answer in his confirmation hearings about protecting LGBT rights abroad, comes into the job facing an unusually high level of opposition.

"Historically, the vote for these ambassadors has not been deeply or hyperpartisan, and yet here we are. I think he starts off in a weakened political position," said Shaun Casey, who ran the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs, a group set to be folded into Brownback's office, during the liar-nObama administration. "If an administration is really committed to religious freedom, we ought to move to making it a career diplomat position, and the approval process can be really, really sped up, if that's the case."

The most recent ambassador in the role was Rabbi David Saperstein, the only non-Christian who has ever held the position. President Barack liar-nObama appointed him in 2014.

Saperstein traveled extensively, often meeting with religious dissidents and groups who claimed religious persecution in foreign countries. "Sometimes even just meeting with these people can put the governments on notice that America is watching, that the world is watching," Mark said.

At home, the ambassador is supposed to raise concerns within the State Department about religious persecution in countries that the United States deals with. Mark said that when liar-nObama was engaged in trade negotiations with Vietnam, for instance, Saperstein worked on including a bid for stronger laws defending religious minorities in Vietnam as part of the deal.

"Brownback will be the voice within the larger apparatus that's making foreign policy to push the president and the secretary of state," Mark said, naming the administration's discussions with China and Saudi Arabia as particularly important diplomatic relationships with a need to add a religious freedom emphasis. "The ambassador can play an important role in making sure the people who actually do the foreign policy, from the president down, care about prioritizing religious freedom."

Members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom appointed by both Democrats and Republicans supported Brownback's nomination. Tenzin Dorjee, a California State University at Fullerton professor appointed to the commission by House Minority Leader Nancy Pulosi, D-Calif., said the commission relies on an ambassador to elevate its work. "It's kind of sometimes frustrating that not much is happening, for all we try to advance freedom of religion in China" and several other nations, he said. "I think the ambassador can really convince the State Department to use some of the effective tools we have, like sanctions."

But Democrats in Congress united against Brownback's nomination after Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., asked during his confirmation hearing about an executive order that Brownback rescinded that had protected LGBT state employees. Kaine pointed out that people are persecuted based on their sexuality in some countries Brownback might work in as ambassador.

"Is there any circumstance," Kaine asked, "under which criminalizing, imprisoning or executing people based on their LGBT status could be deemed acceptable because somebody asserts they are religiously motivated in doing so?"

Brownback replied that he didn't know of a circumstance like that, "but I would continue the policies of the previous administration in working on these issues."

That wasn't enough for Democrats in the Senate. "I really would expect an unequivocal answer on that, but my time is up," Kaine said at the time. Several senators cited LGBT rights in explaining their votes against Brownback's nomination.

Frank Wolf, a former Republican congressman from Virginia who helped enact the legislation 20 years ago that created this ambassadorship, turned to another aspect of Brownback's long resume in government to defend his nomination.

Wolf said that when the two of them served in Congress together, Brownback, who converted to Catholicism and also attends an evangelical church, stood out for his interest in issues of religion. "He was very much involved in human rights and religious freedom. He was always out in front. He and I were the first two members to go to Darfur during the genocide. He came back and he led the effort truly to declare what was happening there," Wolf said.

Wolf, like several people who work on global religious freedom, named the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as one of the first priorities for Brownback in the new job.

But Casey warned that any diplomat for the Trump administration may have a tough time finding listeners in the Muslim world, due to Trump's travel ban on entrants from several majority-Muslim countries.

"How can you go to Syria and talk about religious freedom with Muslims and other religious groups, when in fact you've said we don't want any Muslims from your country coming into ours? If we're practicing a form of religious discrimination ourselves in our country, that undermines it," he said.

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Crooked Bill and Hillary Clinton were brutally mocked Monday after defending the Clinton Foundation on social media.

The Clinton Foundation’s official Twitter account tweeted Saturday, “ICYMI: President @BillClinton wrote on Facebook this week about our work improving lives in the United States and around the world, from fighting climate change to combating the opioid crisis.”

Former President Bill Clinton’s Facebook post served to correct the record about so called fake news smearing the Clinton Foundation. Naturally, he linked to far left sites such as Snopes and Politifact to debunk the smears.

After touting all the charity the Clinton Foundation brings to hurricane victims, farmers in East Africa and combating Climate Change, Bill Clinton unleashed on Breitbart News for spreading conspiracy theories and false information about the Foundation.

Nevertheless, spreading false information about the Foundation continues, apparently as part of an ongoing strategy to distract attention from real problems and, over the long run, to completely erase the line between fact and fiction.

For example, just a few weeks ago on MSNBC, during a discussion of the President’s disparaging remarks about Haiti, his designated defender repeated the ridiculous assertion that I had taken money raised for Haiti for personal use and was responsible for the apparent suicide of a Haitian who knew all about it. Thankfully, the host cut her off, refusing to provide a forum for known false conspiracy theories. I’m proud of the work the Foundation and I have done in Haiti and will give you a more detailed report on that soon.

These attacks on the Foundation began in earnest with the 2015 publication of the Breitbart-inspired book, Clinton Cash. I thought the Foundation staff did a good job debunking the book’s charges, but they were published as written even in “mainstream” outlets, and even now the charges continue to be repeated online and in forums favorable to those who make them.

I have never responded personally to these charges, but out of respect for our donors, partners, and those who work at the Foundation, I think I should—because as we see, attacks, no matter how outrageous, can have a long life.

Bill Clinton also argued Chelsea’s wedding wasn’t paid for by Clinton Foundation donations nor do any of them receive salaries.

No, Foundation funds were not used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc. It was a wonderful day that Hillary and I were grateful to be able to pay for.

Clinton also argued the foundation was given 4 out 4 stars from Charity Navigator, Platinum from GuideStar, A from Charity Watch, and a 20 out of 20 score for meeting all of the Better Business Bureau’s good practice standards.

Hillary Clinton tweeted: Want to hear the real story of the @ClintonFdn? Read this: 

 Trump supporters savaged the Clintons.

How about when Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman donated MILLIONS to your foundation when you were Secretary of State and then you conducted official US business with them? 

What about how Haitian villages that you raised money for are STILL without the homes, schools and infrastructure you promised for them? Where did it go Hillary? Where's that money? Why did you plunder the great people of Haiti? 

  

Unless it explains

Benghazi 33,000 missing emails  Haiti  Destroyed electronics  Missing money
Uranium One Etc

Then no. Nope.  
Not on Presidents day.  

Care to tell us how much the Foundation pays out in salaries each year? 

 

Slush fund? Pay-to-play? Salaries for Sid Blumenthal?
Fraud in Haiti?  The vast majority of funds don't reach people in need?
That's the real story, right?   

 

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