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Barr Should Focus on 2 Questions When
Investigating Spying on Trump Campaign
Hans von Spakovsky
  
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House Judiciary Committee ready to subpoena Justice Department for entire dirty 
cop-Mueller report
by Diana Stancy Correll
washingtonexaminer.com } ` The House Judiciary Committee is poised to issue a subpoena for special counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s entire Russia report as soon as Friday, according to a new report... The Justice Department is expected to release a redacted version of dirty cop-Mueller’s report on Thursday, which follows the four-page summary of the report Attorney General William Barr submitted to Congress last month. But Democrats are preparing to subpoena the Justice Department so they can obtain the full report. “Obviously we will use the subpoena power to the full extent of the law,” Rep. Jamie B. Raskin, D-Md., told the Washington Post. A spokesperson for House Judiciary Committee Chairman scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Washington Examiner. Earlier this month, the panel voted to subpoena Barr to hand over the whole report. However, scumbag liar-Nadler said the subpoena will not be issued until after they have access to the redacted version. The redactions in the report cover grand jury material, foreign intelligence that could compromise sources and methods, and derogatory information about people who were not charged... This House Judiciary Committee are corrupt and are bunch of liars. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/house-judiciary-committee-r...   

Brooklyn’s Islamist Vigilantes  
by Benjamin Baird
/spectator.org } ~ On December 3, members of a Muslim funeral procession became incensed after a FedEx truck driver accidentally backed into a mourner on a crowded Brooklyn street... An angry mob surrounded the vehicle, smashed out the truck’s windows and assaulted the couriers. One of the mourners was arrested, and the truck drivers were hauled off to jail for defending themselves with fire extinguishers and box cutters. It was a textbook case of vigilante justice gone wrong, in which private citizens took the law into their own hands with disastrous results. Unfortunately, residents of Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge and Sunset Park neighborhoods may have to get used to such scenes after the New York Post reported a “new security group” cruising local streets in a white Ford Taurus painted with stripes and insignia nearly identical to local police. But the recently incorporated Muslim Community Patrol & Services (MCPS) isn’t a new concept, nor is it some benign neighborhood watch merely established, as it claims, “to protect members of the local community from escalating quality-of-life nuisance crimes.” “This is basically a neighborhood community patrol on steroids, and people are intimidated,” MCPS’s own Vice President Noor Rabah boasted in an interview with Bklyner. Formerly known as the Muslim Civilian Observation Patrol & Services (MCOPS, or Muslim COPS), MCPS has been patrolling Brooklyn’s streets since September 2016 and leaving behind traces of the Islamist agenda which guides its growing membership. The security group sparked outrage on social media over fears that its members might behave like Muslim patrols in Minnesota   and London by imposing religious standards and enforcing “no-go zones.” But the controversial fact-checking website Snopes deemed allegations that MCPS was enacting Sharia law as “false,” and a New York Times report concluded that much of the backlash was driven by “far-right conspiracy theories.”...They are totally wrong on that theory.   https://spectator.org/brooklyns-islamist-vigilantes/  
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Imposing Socialism on America 
One State at a Time
by Karen Kataline  
westernjournal.com } ~ Some say the road to socialist hell is paved with good intentions. What it’s really paved with is bloated government, wealth redistribution and central planning... Leftists have taken control of the Democratic Party and some have begun to tell the truth about their socialist ideology. Unfortunately, they’re not just talking about it. With almost identical measures on a variety of issues and national backing, they are implementing their ideas in Democrat-controlled state legislatures around the country. That allows them to bypass Congress on the federal level and ignore the will of the voters on the local level. These tactics drive a truck through any semblance of local control. That’s central planning. Strategists on the left won’t be satisfied with implementing their laws in just a few states. Like socialism itself, they will continue to pursue the expansion of their reach to pressure the country as a whole to adopt these laws. If you’d like a glimpse of leftist Nirvana, keep Colorado on your radar, where Republicans lost all statewide elected power in the 2018 midterms. Consequently, there aren’t enough Republican votes there to stop even the wildest socialist schemes. Here are a few of the worst bills that have either passed or are on their way to becoming law in Colorado. These bills are coming to a state government near you if they haven’t already.  Forced Sex Education: This bill requires public and charter schools to teach “LGBTQ” sexual practices to grade schoolers and abortion when discussing birth control, with no opt-out for parents. Taxpayer-subsidized  Planned Parenthood is sponsoring this initiative. Its website tracks the states that have been co-opted so far. Here are a few of the worst bills that have either passed or are on their way to becoming law in Colorado. “Red Flag” Laws:  “Safe” Injection Sites:  The National Popular Vote...
America’s Left and the Confiscation of Wealth
by J.T. Young
{spectator.org} ~ America’s conservatives should be those least amazed by our left’s calls for wealth confiscation. The only surprise here is the flaunting. After all, wealth confiscation is what the left everywhere has always done... Once in power, it is the only way the left’s policies can survive. As 2020 nears and the pursuit of increasingly restive radicals increases, the politicians courting them aggressively seek more extreme positions. The fear of the “liberal” label is long gone and the “socialist” sobriquet is all the rage among those who rage. With the Marxist moniker come the policies. Higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations are already passé. It is no longer enough to tax the wealthy more via their income. Now the target is their wealth directly. Calls for such blatantly confiscatory policies are still shocking to most Americans. However, as we have been repeatedly taught by the left globally, such sensibilities are hopelessly out of step with the new “progressivism.” In one sense America’s left is right in its calls: The only shocking part is their explicit nature. Usually America’s left does not admit it aims, pursuing them instead silently. The left pursues confiscatory policies not just because it supports them in its own right — though assuredly it does — but because it inevitably must. The left always starts with enemies. The question is how broadly it defines them and how stringently it pursues them. The answer depends on the amount of power the left has...
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Everything You Will Soon See, Hear, Read and Ultimately Believe Will be Controlled by the Few
by Dave Hodges
thecommonsenseshow.com } ~ The planet is in the process of having its internet handed off to the control of just a few people... Soon, the control of the internet will revert to the United Nations, who in turn, will hand off control to a public-private partnership. That means that everything that you will see, read, hear and ultimately think will be controlled by smallest minority of the elite.  
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Barr Should Focus on 2 Questions When Investigating Spying on Trump Campaign

Hans von Spakovsky
 

Democrats sharply attacked Attorney General William Barr for telling the truth when he acknowledged in Senate testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement officers had spied on the Trump presidential campaign.

House Speaker Nancy Pulosi of California, House Majority Leader scumbag-Steny Hoyer of Maryland, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck scumbag-Schumer of New York were the highest ranking congressional Democrats saying they were outraged. Why? Because Barr simply acknowledged reality.

scumbag-Schumer tweeted that Barr was “peddling conspiracy theories.” Pulosi said “I don’t trust Barr.” And scumbag-Hoyer told Fox News that Barr is “acting as an employee of the president … to protect the president.

"I think spying did occur,” Barr told a Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee. “The question is whether it was adequately predicated.”

Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican — whether you support President Donald Trump or can’t stand him — you need to accept the reality that what Barr said is true. As Barr pointed out, the spying took place by both federal informants and secret electronic surveillance authorized by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court.

The question of whether the spying was proper or improper is now what’s up for debate — not whether the spying occurred. And the only way to determine if the spying was proper is to examine how and why the investigation of the Trump campaign began — something Barr told senators he is doing.

Simply ignoring the issue of whether the spying against the Trump campaign was justified would be irresponsible and a dereliction of duty by the attorney general.

Barr has a responsibility to look into the spying, focusing on finding answers to two questions:

First, did the FBI and the Justice Department have evidence to justify opening an investigation and counterintelligence operation looking at the Trump presidential campaign?

And second, did those who authorized the spying meet the requirements of the FISA law to justify electronic surveillance?

“Spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr told senators. It sure is. Everyone, regardless of their politics, should be “concerned about intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies staying in their proper lane,” Barr said.

Dictatorships spy on political opponents, throwing them in jail or sometimes even executing them. In democracies, governments are not supposed to use their law enforcement powers and massive resources against political opponents. It is vital that we adhere to this distinction and not let Uncle Sam turn into Big Brother.

We have never before had a situation in which law enforcement officials of executive branch agencies spied on a presidential campaign. It’s something that never should happen without substantial evidence of possible wrongdoing.

You’ll recall that the purpose of special counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s investigation was to ascertain whether members of the Trump campaign or others associated with it conspired with the Russian government in efforts to interfere with the 2016 election and elect Trump.

The dirty cop-Mueller investigation found no evidence of any such collusion, raising serious questions about what led to the campaign surveillance in the first place. This is why Barr told senators that he is “reviewing the conduct of the investigation” to fully understand “all of the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted in the summer of 2016.”

Keep in mind that all of this started when the Justice Department and the FBI sought permission from the FISA Court to surveil Carter Page, who acted as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign for several months. Page was never charged with, or indicted for, any violation of federal law by Mueller or the Justice Department.

The FISA Court reviews all applications made by the FBI, Justice Department, and other federal intelligence agencies seeking classified warrants that allow them to engage in electronic surveillance. The court’s proceedings are secret.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act requires federal law enforcement agencies to provide “a statement of facts and circumstances relied upon” to justify the government’s assertion that the surveillance target is “an agent of a foreign power.”

The act also requires the government to show that the “facilities or places” targeted by the electronic surveillance are being used by the “foreign power or an agent of a foreign power.” Most importantly, the application to authorize surveillance must be submitted “by a Federal officer in writing upon oath or affirmation.”

In other words, the government officials who applied for a surveillance warrant on Page had to swear that the “facts and circumstances” in the application were true.

Yet we now know from various reports, including one released by the House Intelligence Committee in 2018, that the FBI and Justice Department relied almost exclusively on the Steele dossier, a piece of fraudulent opposition research paid for by the scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.

It appears that neither the FBI nor the Justice Department bothered to check the claims in the Steele dossier. Former FBI Director scumbag-James Comey admitted the claims were “salacious and unverified.”

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe testified before Congress that no surveillance warrant involving the Trump campaign would have been sought without the dossier information.

And former FBI attorney Lisa Page admitted to Congress that the investigation was opened with a “paucity” of evidence.

There are plenty of additional details here for Barr to investigate. Were the FBI and Justice Department officials who signed the FISA applications less than forthcoming in that application? Did they mislead the FISA judges by failing to reveal that government officials were relying on unverified political opposition research?

If government law enforcement officials abused their power or misled a court, serious consequences must follow — not only to punish wrongdoing, but also to deter future misconduct by government officials.

Barr reminded senators of his “obligation to make sure government power is not abused.”

“I think that’s one of the principal roles of the attorney general,” Barr said. On this, he is absolutely right.  ~The Patriot Post

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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