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Ill Will to Men (and Women)
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The Truth about the Horowitz Report
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By Dave Ball
{ americanthinker.com } ~ The long-anticipated Inspector General Report, aka the Horowitz Report, was finally released on December 9th. After two years of investigation, the report was probably a disappointment to some, a thrill to others, and misunderstood by most... The liberal media immediately latched on to the report and claimed that it validated their breathless reporting of evil doings by the Trump administration when it said the FBI had adequate cause to open its investigations and that there was no documented political bias evident. Conservative media noted that the report proved the whole investigation was a farce from beginning to end. The reality is that this is an inconclusive report because of the limitations of the inspector general. The Department of Justice inspector general works for the department he is investigating. His job is to keep order in the house. His task was to see if FBI guidelines were followed. In many cases these guidelines were not even written guidelines. He was tasked with determining if there was sufficient basis for opening an investigation. The threshold for opening an investigation is so low there is not much to find. The question of political bias, from the IG investigation perspective, is almost a non-issue since it pertains almost exclusively to the decision of whether to open the case or not. Since the threshold is so low, it’s hard to imagine anything keeping them from opening a case if they wished to -– and they did wish to. Anything that followed shared the stain of bias. The key to the IG report was not whether it explicitly said there was or wasn’t reason to open the four investigations. The really important part was the 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications and the many additional errors contained in the Woods Procedures a procedure requiring the vetting of every fact submitted to a FISA court for permission to spy on an American. The IG report found that many significant facts were withheld from the court and others were altered. It is a damning assessment of the veracity of the FBI and the fundamental basis of the entire investigation. It is also a felony crime. Of the 17 major errors found in the Page FISA application information, all the errors favored scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton and the scumbag/liar-Clinton campaign. This is incalculably beyond coincidence. It is facial political bias. The many errors and omissions were never satisfactorily explained to the Office of Investigations. The report stated that it appeared agents were substituting their own judgements in place of the OI judgements. If this isn’t investigatory bias, what is? The FBI knew that the Steele Dossier contained many errors and much questionable data but never asked Christopher Steele who funded the dossier, even though there was fairly open speculation that it was the scumbag/liar-Clinton campaign.  Why not, other than political bias?...  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/12/the_truth_about_the_horowitz_report.html   
Horowitz Report Proves 
scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff Is A LIAR
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by Jeff Dunetz
{ lidblog.com } ~ February 2018 saw Rep. Devin Nunes intelligence committee chairman release a four-page memo  disclosing that the Carter Page FISA process that allowed the FBI to begin spying on the Trump Administration was abused... That the FBI had obtained surveillance warrants from the FISA court using the Steele Dossier as a significant part of that application, and the FBI never told the FISA court about Mr. Steele’s political and media ties. At the end of the same month, scumkbag/liar-Adam Schiff, the ranking member, issued his own memo saying that the FBI did not abuse the FISA process, withhold evidence from the FISA Court or subvert the process in any way. scumbag/liar-Schiff’s memo also claimed that “DOJ cited multiple sources to support the case for surveilling Page—but made only narrow use of information from Steele’s sources about Page’s specific activities in 2016″ The technical term for scumbag/liar-Schiff’s claim is bullsh*t! The Horowitz report proved Nunes was telling the truth in his memo, and scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff’s memo was another example of scumbag/liar-Schiff lying to the American people. The Horowitz tome explains that the FBI first considered surveilling Carter Page in Aug. 2016, but FBI lawyers rejected the action because there wasn’t enough probable cause. But a month later, in September, the FBI received the phony Steele dossier, which according to Horowitz, “played a central and essential role” in deciding to go to the court, and part of the application  “relied entirely” on “information from Steele Reports.” (pages 3-5 of the Horowitz report). Another scumbag/liar-Schiff lie! scumbag/liar-Schiff ‘s also lied when he claimed the Justice Department was truthful with the FISA court about “Steele’s prior relationship with the FBI.” Page 364 of Horowitz report says the “source characterization statement asserting that Steele’s prior reporting had been “corroborated and used in criminal proceedings,” which overstated the significance of Steele’s past reporting and was not approved by Steele’s FBI handling agent, as required by the Woods Procedures”...   https://lidblog.com/adam-schiff-liar/ 
The FBI Inspector General’s Report 
Has Bad News for Democrats, Too
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By Eli Lake
{ bloomberg.com } ~The long-awaited report from the Justice Department’s inspector general on the origins of the FBI’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is now public... and it finds that the initial investigation was deeply flawed but nonetheless justified. The senior officials and agents who opened the investigation, says the report, made serious mistakes but were not motivated by political bias. Some Democrats, predictably, are claiming vindication. Some Republicans, just as predictably, are challenging its findings. Neither side is completely wrong — or right, for that matter — but the Democrats might want to show a bit more humility. The report is devastating about the FBI’s court-ordered surveillance of a Trump campaign aide in what was known as “Crossfire Hurricane,” the investigation into whether Trump and his campaign colluded with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. In the words of Hina Shamsi, the director of the ACLU’s national security project: “When the Justice Department’s inspector general finds significant concerns regarding flawed surveillance applications concerning the president’s campaign advisers, it is clear that this regime lacks basic safeguards and is in need of serious reform.” In particular, Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report concludes that the bureau’s application for a warrant to electronically spy on a former Trump campaign aide, Carter Page, was riddled with errors of fact and omitted exculpatory information. The application relied on political opposition research from a former British spy, Christopher Steele, whose credibility was exaggerated in the surveillance warrant application to a secret court. On its own, the fate of Page is not important. It matters because his surveillance gives the public a window into how the process for obtaining electronic surveillance warrants from a secret court can be easily gamed. Because surveillance of a suspected foreign agent or terrorist must be kept from the target, these court proceedings rely on FBI and Justice Department lawyers for the exculpatory information that a defense attorney would provide in an open court proceeding. In the case of Page, that process failed. The report says, for example, that FBI agents did not share with attorneys reviewing the warrant that Page had actually been cooperating with another U.S. intelligence agency on Russia, even after one of those attorneys specifically asked for such information. It also says the first warrant request failed to include that Page told a confidential FBI informant that he had never met former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, contradicting Steele’s claim that Page was acting as a conduit between the Kremlin and Manafort for dirt on scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton...
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CONFIRMED: House Vote – 
189 House Republicans Say ‘YES’
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by Martin Walsh
{ explainlife.com } ~ House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi has accomplished just about nothing since Democrats regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives last November... In recent months, liar-Pelosi and her radical allies have only been focused on impeaching President Donald Trump over his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president. But this week, something very rare happened: Democrats and Republicans actually came together and passed a measure that will do something positive. On Wednesday, the House voted to pass the annual defense spending bill that is so good for Trump and Republicans that Democrats are losing their minds over it. The legislation authorizes: (1) $738 billion for defense spending; (2) creates the president’s Space Force, and (3) includes a provision providing all federal workers with 12 weeks paid parental leave. For perspective, that $738 billion is the highest defense budget since World War II. The bill also includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for military personnel, $5.3 billion for disaster recovery on military installations, repeals regulations that penalize some Gold Star families collecting benefits from the government, and introduces reforms to private military housing. House Democrats also dropped a provision to block Trump from transferring money from Pentagon accounts to constructing more of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Top Democrat lawmakers and left-wing groups immediately ran to the media to pout after the NDAA was passed in the House. Roll published a piece titled, “Democrats ‘got completely rolled’ in NDAA talks, critics say,” which features quotes from several Democrats who are fuming over how much Republicans got in the bill. Wisconsin Democrat Mark Pocan, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said he will vote against the bill. California Democrat Ro Khanna issued a joint statement with 2020 Democrat Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders, calling the final agreement “a bill of astonishing moral cowardice.” Joe Cirincione, a former House Armed Services staffer, said in a tweet Monday that the House Democrats “got completely rolled.” Cirincione said House Democratic leadership has “a lot of explaining to do on why they caved on every single national security policy,” adding that they, “Look weak.”
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Anti-Semitic Attack Leaves 
4 Victims Dead in New Jersey
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by clarionproject.org ~ Four people were killed in New Jersey in an anti-Semitic attack on a kosher market December 10. The same day, President Trump issued an executive order expanding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to protect Jewish students on U.S. college campuses... who are increasingly facing strident anti-Semitism. The attack in Jersey City began at a cemetery where veteran police detective Joe Seal noticed a U-Haul van parked near a kosher market. Seals, a father of five, realized the van was connected to a recent murder in the area. He was shot dead by those inside the van, identified at press time only as a man and a woman. Surveillance footage shows the van then proceeded to deliberately drive to the Jewish market,  which the driver and passenger entered guns firing. A live pipe bomb was later found in the van. Although police have not released the names of the perpetrators, both of whom were killed in the hours-long gun battle that ensued with the police and FBI agents who were called in for backup, investigators say that based on the footage, the target was chosen intentionally. Since the attack, investigators found an anti-Semitic and anti-police manifesto published online by one of the perpetrators. Jersey City’s mayor, Steven Fulop, also deemed the shooting an anti-Semitic attack. In addition to Detective Seal, three people in the kosher store were killed. Two other police officers were wounded in the gun battle. Both officers were treated at a hospital and released. On the same day of the attack, President Trump issued an executive order expanding the purview of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act to include Jews. Title VI bans discrimination on the basis of “race, color, or national origin.” The move comes at a time when Jewish students on U.S. college campuses are facing widespread anti-Semitism — and violence, at times — due to extreme actions being taken by supporters of the BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) movement against the state of Israel...   https://clarionproject.org/anti-semitic-attack-leaves-4-victims-dead-in-new-jersey/?utm_source=Clarion+Project+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a60d14c0c2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_12_11_07_00&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_60abb35148-a60d14c0c2-6442509&mc_cid=a60d14c0c2&mc_eid=b83b13a9b5 
Unsolved from scumbag/liar-nObama era
Court finally to probe Democrats' IT scandal
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by wnd.com ~ A court hearing has been scheduled for Friday in an unsolved scumbag/liar-nObama-era scandal involving the brothers hired by House Democrats who were fired when one was identified... as "an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives." That was when a computer server containing evidence had gone "missing," noted Washington watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking information on the Awan brothers case," The Awan Brothers IT scandal implicates national security and involves a cover-up by House Democrat leadership and, now, the Deep State DOJ," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Judicial Watch launched a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in 2018 after the FBI declined to respond adequately to two separate FOIA requests. The watchdog wanted to see records from "any investigations or preliminary investigations involving former congressional IT support staffers Abid Awan, Imran Awan, Jamal Awan, and Hina R. Alvi." The DOJ had said in court it would start producing records by Nov. 5 but failed. A week later, the DOJ said it was having "technical difficulties." "In a joint status report filed on December 5, 2019, Judicial Watch reported to the court that the DOJ claimed in a phone call that it was now unable to produce any records to either of the FOIA requests 'because the agency was waiting for some unspecified action by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in some other matter so as to avoid having to produce records in this case,'" Judicial Watch said. Explained Judicial Watch: "Imran Awan and his family were banned from the House computer network in February 2017 after the House’s top law enforcement officer wrote that Imran is 'an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems,' and that a server containing evidence had gone 'missing.' The inspector general said server logs showed 'unauthorized access' and procurement records were falsified." Imran Awan worked for a top aide for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and others. "Most lawmakers fired Awan ... but Wasserman Schultz kept him on until he was arrested in July 2017, trying to board a flight for Pakistan," Judicial Watch said...  https://www.wnd.com/2019/12/unsolved-obama-era-court-finally-probe-democrats-scandal/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=wnd-breaking&utm_campaign=breaking&utm_content=breaking   
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Ill Will to Men (and Women)
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Apologies to Elton John, but in Washington and throughout so much of the country, can you feel the hate tonight?

House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi was asked by reporter James Rosen if she hates President Trump. She responded with an “if looks could kill” fire in her eyes and denounced Rosen for his question while claiming she doesn’t hate Trump.

Former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden verbally attacked and challenged an 83-year-old man in Iowa to a push-up contest at a gathering of Democrats. The man asked about loose lips liar-Biden’s son and how he managed to get a lucrative job with a Ukraine gas company while lacking any experience in the field. Biden called him a “damn liar.”

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley testified before the House Judiciary Committee that although he didn’t vote for President Trump and is not a Trump supporter, he doesn’t believe the president has committed impeachable offenses. He wrote in an op-ed for The Hill on the subject. and for his honesty, “My home and office were inundated with threatening messages and demands that I be fired from George Washington University.”

While some blame President Trump for the rhetorical escalation, that is too simple an explanation. I think the real problem for Democrats in general and the far left, which dominates the party, in particular, is that the president is winning. He has stolen success from failed Democrat policies, and the only response Democrats have is impeachment. They must destroy his presidency or risk their own destruction.

Consider last Friday’s jobs report and the stock market reaction. CNBC summarized the good news:

— “Nonfarm payrolls surged by 266,000 in November, better than the 187,000 expected by economists polled by Dow Jones.”

— “The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.5 percent from 3.6 percent, back to the 2019 low and matching the lowest jobless rate since 1969.”

— “The end of the GM strike had a big effect, boosting employment in motor vehicles and parts by 41,300, part of an overall 54,000 gain in manufacturing.”

— “Average hourly earnings rose by 3.1 percent from a year ago, slightly above the 3 percent expected by economists polled by Dow Jones.”

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 337 points in response.

African American and Hispanic unemployment are at record lows. Could the result be more support for the president and other Republicans from African Americans and Hispanics in the 2020 election? Three recent polls — Emerson, Marist and Rasmussen — show the president at 30 percent approval or higher among black voters. As candidate Trump said during the 2016 campaign, African Americans have been voting for Democrats for decades and what have Democrats done for them? He urged them to try someone else, namely him.

This is what scares and angers Democrats. If they lose significant numbers of black voters, they’re toast. Democrats have taken the black vote for granted. They have talked a good game but failed to deliver with jobs and better education opportunities — such as school choice.

If the hatred seems bad now — and it is — imagine what it will be like should President Trump have the opportunity to name another justice to the Supreme Court. It will make the hatred directed at Brett Kavanaugh seem tame.

Government has become a god to the left. If they aren’t controlling it, they become out of control. If they aren’t addicting more people to government, they are losing them, as those who have been dependent on government become more independent and self-reliant.

With House Democrats contemplating a vote on articles of impeachment against the president before Christmas, we seem to be closer to “peace on earth” than we are to “good will to men” (and women).  

~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/67258?mailing_id=4723&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4723&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body  

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