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Blue Lives Matter — Even in Democrat Cities
Lewis Morris  
Devin Nunes asks the most important 
question about the IG report
{ } ~ Just last night, Devin Nunes and Jim Jordan talked with Sean Hannity about Michael Horowitz’s newly released Inspector General’s report and what it revealed about the FBI investigations of Carter Page, George Papadopoulos, Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort... Devin Nunes has been on the trail of the FBI since 2016. He authored the Nunes Memo in 2018, which detailed the FBI abuse of the FISA court and spying. President Trump declassified the memo so it could be released and it is available here.( ) Lee Smith’s book “The Plot Against the President,” tells the story of Nunes’ work exposing the FBI abuse. Because of his work, he has been repeatedly smeared by the Democrats and the mainstream media. He was just recently targeted by scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff, who released Nunes’ phone records in the recent House Intelligence Committee Impeachment Report. CNN also went after Nunes recently, and Nunes is suing them for defamation. The FBI was spying before they had a FISA warrant. Page, Papadopoulos, Flynn, and Manafort had their lives turned upside down by a powerful politicized US intelligence agency that omitted important information in applying for their FISA warrants in order to continue their spy operation which was really targeting candidate and then President Trump. The abuse of power by the FBI and CIA leadership is a threat to all Americans. If they can make up lies or omit the truth about Page and Trump in order to spy on them, they can do it to anyone of us...
Horowitz Blasts scumbag-Comey: IG Report 
Findings ‘Don’t Vindicate Anybody Who 
Touched’ Anti-Trump Investigation
By Chrissy Clark
{ } ~ During Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the investigative FISA report with DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday, Horowitz blasted former FBI Director scumbag-James Comey... Horowitz said the IG report findings did not vindicate scumbag-Comey from wrongdoing. This revelation came out of a line of questioning by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.“ The former FBI Director scumbag-James Comey said this week that your report vindicates him. Is that a fair assessment of your report?” Graham asked. “You know, I think the activities we found here don’t vindicate anyone who touched this,” Horowitz said. Graham continued to read a conversation between a news reporter and scumbag-Comey. Reporter: Can I ask you a question on FISA abuse? The major issue for the Republicans. Do you have total confidence in the dossier when you used it to secure a surveillance warrant and also in the subsequent renewals? This was asked in December of 2018, about a year ago. scumbag-Comey: I have total process that the FISA process that the FISA process was followed. That the entire case was followed in a thoughtful, responsible way by DOJ and the FBI. I think the notion that FISA was abused here is nonsense. “Would it be fair to say you take issue with that statement?” Graham asked Horowitz. “Certainly, our findings were that there were significant problems,” Horowitz said...
Lindsey Graham On Steele Dossier:
‘It Is Damning, It Is Salacious, And
It Is A Bunch Of Crap’
By Tristan Justice
{ } ~ Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham of South Carolina slammed the discredited Steele dossier Wednesday during the committee’s hearing on the long-anticipated Department of Justice inspector general’s report on FISA warrants used to investigate the 2016 Trump campaign... “It is stunning. It is damning. It is salacious. And it is a bunch of crap,” Graham declared.Graham’s incriminating characterization of the DNC-funded dossier that fueled the grand Russian conspiracy theory came as the DOJ inspector general, Michael Horowitz, sat before for the Senate Judiciary committee on the findings of Monday’s report that uncovered glaring omissions in the FBI’s pursuit of Trump campaign surveillance. While the report concludes that there was no political bias that led to the FBI’s aggressive pursuit of its “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation, the report’s own conclusions fail to support that claim and reveal gross civil rights abuses from one of the world’s premier law enforcement agencies. Horowitz admitted before lawmakers that sources used for the debunked DNC-funded dossier were the entire basis for renewal of surveillance warrants on the Trump campaign. The report itself reveals that the primary sub-source that fed information to the discredited dossier undercut the dossier’s conclusions of Trump campaign collusion. The IG report confirmed Monday that without the dossier, there would have been no warrant to permit the FBI to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page. The report also further exposed the Russian conspiracy theory as a deep state effort to oust Trump by illustrating the FBI knew the dossier was junk intelligence as early as January 2017, and yet law enforcement officials still used it as the basis for FISA renewals.  
FBI Lied To Congress About Fake 
‘Defensive’ Briefing Of Trump Campaign In 2016
By Chrissy Clark
{ } ~ A 2017 letter from the FBI, responding to a senator’s inquiry about the nature of the agency’s counterintelligence briefings with the Trump campaign, was contradicted on Wednesday by the testimony of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz... This latest revelation of FBI lies exposes more undue spying and abuse of power at the highest levels of the intelligence agency. On September 20, 2017, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa sent a letter to the FBI Director Christopher Wray, asking about whether or not the FBI ever provided the Trump campaign with a defensive briefing regarding Russian interference in 2016. “I write to inquire about whether the FBI ever provided the Trump campaign with a defensive briefing or other warning regarding attempts to infiltrate the campaign by people connected with, or compromised by, Russian intelligence,” Grassley wrote. On October 26, 2017, the FBI responded saying they did provide a counterintelligence defense briefing to then candidate Donald Trump and other campaign officials. “In August of 2016 the FBI provided a counterintelligence defensive briefing to then candidate Donald Trump and other senior campaign officials. This defensive briefing was conducted by an experienced FBI counterintelligence agent and focused on the broad range of threats posed by foreign intelligence entities,” wrote Gregory Brower, assistant director in the FBI’s Office of Congressional Affairs. During Senate Judiciary Committee hearings with Horowitz on Wednesday, an exchange with Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina uncovered how the FBI not only failed to brief the Trump campaign on the alleged Russian interference they were so concerned about, but used their meeting with the campaign as an opportunity to spy. “If this is a counterintelligence investigation, who are they trying to protect?” Graham asked Horowitz. “Well, if it’s the threat outlined in the ‘Friendly Foreign Government Information’ you would be looking to protect the election process, which would include the campaign, the candidate, and the American people,” Horowitz said...
Impeaching Trump as a T-Shirt Slogan
That’s All They Got?
{ } ~ That’s it? You mean, after more than three years of impeaching President Donald J. Trump, all the liar-Pelosi Dems could come up with is “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress”?... What a joke! The Constitution is clear: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors. Article II, Section 4. That’s what the thing says. Those are the rules, the criminal code. That’s it. After three years, they could not find any treason charge to throw at him. Turns out that, unlike scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s lies echoed by the Corrupt Journalist Corps, neither Trump nor his campaign colluded with the Russians. Unlike scumbag/commie-John Brennan, the communist advocate who voted for Gus Hall for president and whom scumbag/liar-nObama predictably named head of the CIA, Trump always has been an American patriot. So no treason. But no bribery? Three years to find bribery — searching into the hotels, casinos, and golf courses. Maybe bribery in a phone call to Ukraine? Nope. No bribery. That leaves high crimes and misdemeanors. Go ahead and define those. The Federalist Papers help give insight into what the drafters intended, but the  Andrew Johnson impeachment instead aimed at him on grounds that he had fired a cabinet member in violation of the specious Tenure of Office Act. The Senate acquitted him. Twenty years later, Congress repealed the questionable law. Ultimately, a similar issue came before the United States Supreme Court in 1926 in Myers v. United States, and SCOTUS ruled for the president and stated that the repealed Tenure of Office Act had been unconstitutional. So no high crime or misdemeanor there. In 1998, the Republicans tried to get scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton on a different “high crime or misdemeanor” — lying under oath to avoid admitting sexual improprieties. He got disbarred for the perjury, but the Senate acquitted him on the higher required standard. And now the Dems come up with “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress.” Just like a new T-shirt meme...
Democratic Frontrunners 
Are Wrong About Aid for Israel
{ } ~ In a jarring moment during last month’s Democratic primary debate, Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders, asked about Washington’s complicated relationship with Riyadh, lit into the Saudis for the murder of the U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi... condemning the kingdom as a brutal, misogynistic dictatorship that “is not a reliable ally.” Then, without skipping a beat, he pivoted to an attack on Israel for its mistreatment of the Palestinians, particularly in Gaza—a tack that won a spontaneous outburst of applause from the attending audience. Seamlessly lumping together the Middle East’s only stable democracy with its most reactionary absolute monarchy, commie-Sanders concluded, “we need to be rethinking who our allies are around the world.” Of course, harsh criticism of Israel has long been a staple of the commie-Sanders playbook. A tad more disconcerting was the apparent approval it triggered in the crowd. Condemnations by other candidates earlier in the evening of dangerous U.S. adversaries such as China, North Korea, and Russia didn’t seem to elicit nearly the same level of enthusiasm. Also hard not to notice was the fact that none of commie-Sanders’s nine rivals on the stage rose to push back against the suggestion that the long-standing U.S. alliance with Israel should be up for reassessment. This was especially striking because in the days leading up to the debate, the Gaza-based Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad had fired close to 500 rockets at Israeli population centers, sending tens of thousands of civilians into bomb shelters and shutting down schools and businesses in Tel Aviv, the country’s most important commercial hub...  
Blue Lives Matter — Even in Democrat Cities
Lewis Morris:  The holidays are a busy time for everyone, especially police officers. This time of year often experiences an uptick in crime in large cities, and urban police departments must be prepared to handle the situation. Unfortunately, several cities are having trouble addressing the need for more officers on the street.

Seattle is one such city with a police department that is woefully understaffed. The city government maintains that there are 722 officers on patrol, but it turns out the actual number of cops on the beat is 472.

“Seven hundred would be a start, but we would need to probably be 800 or 900 for a city of this size to provide the services that are needed throughout the city,” Seattle Police Officer’s Guild president Kevin Stuckey said.

This low number of officers seriously impedes the city’s ability to respond to 911 calls and cover the neighborhoods most in need of a police presence. A recent recruitment drive to boost numbers failed miserably, producing a net gain of only 16 new officers in 2019. Since 1970, Seattle has tripled in size, but has added only 300 officers to the department.

The reason for poor recruitment and retention is referred to as the “Seattle mentality.” The police department doesn’t have the support of the city government and many in the minority community.

The council has directed the department to ignore going after certain crimes, and it has discouraged officers from enforcing the law with the homeless population. Negative comments about police from the city council have also hurt morale in the department.

Seattle, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and dozens of other Democrat-run cities across the country are experiencing rising crime rates. And all for the same reason — a systemic lack of support for law enforcement that flows directly from city hall and the media.

Democrats have declared war on the police, and we have Barack scumbag/liar-nObama to blame. Far from being the racial uniter he was marketed to be, scumbag/liar-nObama spent his eight years in office stoking the flames of racial division. He never missed an opportunity to degrade law enforcement, and the sycophantic Leftmedia ate up every word of it.

High-profile incidents like those of Eric Garner in New York, Freddie Gray in Baltimore, and Michael Brown in Ferguson were all built on lies perpetuated by race hustlers like scumbag-Al Sharpton and the national news media. In all three cases, the suspects were dangerous individuals committing crimes and they were resisting (or attacking) police. We were led to believe, though, that these men were arbitrarily singled out because of their race.

Brown’s death in Missouri led to two very troubling developments. The first was the establishment of Black Lives Matter, which is basically a hate group that stirs mistrust and hatred of law enforcement. Several cop killings across the country can be linked to people who have claimed to be part of this movement.

The second problem is the “Ferguson Effect,” the term given to reduced police activity in certain neighborhoods as cops aim to protect themselves from being charged as racists — or worse, being killed in the line of duty — in cities that do not support their work.

The losers in this battle are the very neighborhoods that Black Lives Matter claims don’t need cops. Black-on-black crime outnumbers white-on-black crime by many orders of magnitude. Black cops also shoot black suspects at a higher rate than white cops. Yet these facts are buried by the media because they don’t fit the narrative of a racist nation.

Unfortunately, there is no end in sight to this problem. Attorney General William Barr spoke last week about the tough work that cops perform and the respect they have earned from the public — while also warning about a distinct lack of respect in certain quarters. As night follows day, leftists immediately attacked his speech as racist.

Yet the core of Barr’s words ring true. “The American people have to focus on something else, which is the sacrifice and the service that is given by our law-enforcement officers. … And if communities don’t give that support and respect, they may find themselves without the police protection they need.” That’s not the “threat” leftists want you to think it is; it’s the reality of lower police recruitment and morale.

If you don’t believe this to be the case, just ask Seattle.  

~The Patriot Post  

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