Friday, January 29, 2016

Convoy Heads into Oregon Refuge, Including Heavily Armed Vehicles


In a move that took place late today, a caravan of dozens of vehicles headed into the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon. Plenty of people continue to stay at the refuge.   

Ammon Bundy has issued a statement through his attorney to the remaining occupiers to turn themselves in without using any force. According to news reports, he has asked those still there to go home and hug their families. 

"It is the actions and choices of the armed occupiers of the refuge that has led us to where we are today," FBI special agent in charge Greg Bretzing said earlier Wednesday at a press conference. "Actions are not without consequences."
As many as five more people are presumed still in the refuge. At least four of them were told they could leave since they did not have warrants out for their arrest.
Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward claims that the occupation has "been tearing our community apart."Without going into any details at all about the killing of LaVoy Finicum, Ward added, "I'm disappointed that a traffic stop yesterday that was supposed to bring peaceful resolution to this ended badly," Ward said.

"There doesn't have to be bloodshed in our community," he added.
Yet, though we are seeing video of the scene of the killing and arrests, no one outside of two eyewitnesses have spoken out. The only blood that has been shed has been an American citizen and yet, we have not heard from those making the arrests exactly what happened. Why?
Surely, details will emerge that should prove one way or the other what took place. Until we hear back from the move by the FBI, one wonders if there will not be further loss of life tonight in Oregon.

LaVoy Finicum Shooting Video Released!

BREAKING:  Ammon Bundy Taken Into FBI Custody
The video has been released in the shooting of LaVoy Finicum.  The angle is a helicopter shot and shows Finicum driving his truck into a snow embankment. 

However, what takes place does happen different that several stories that have been conveyed.
He was not charging the officers as Mark McConnell claimed nor was he handcuffed, so his story is bogus.  Many, including myself didn’t think what he said sounded right.

He also was not down on his knees with his hands behind his head as relayed by the wife of Ammon Bundy.
However, he clearly had his hands in the air when he exited the vehicle.
You will notice that at several points he does drop his hands.  Because there is no sound, it is difficult to tell if he was responding to being shot or whether he was reaching for a sidearm.
One officer approaching from behind seems to shoot him in the back at the 0:24 second mark, as other officers are there as well.  You can clearly see the snipers in the trees as well, which was relayed by Victoria Sharp.  However, the video doesn’t seem to capture any of the shooting into the vehicle that she claimed took place, though it is hard to tell.  At least, I can’t see it, though that could have happened during the time when the truck took off or after Finicum was gunned down. Without sound, it is impossible to determine when shots were fired or what commands Finicum was responding to.

Additionally, one should note that there was no attempt made by the officers to provide any sort of medical assistance to Finicum.
I’ll let the viewers determine whether they believe the shooting was justified or not.  At this point, we need other angles to determine whether or not Finicum was responding to being shot or whether he was actually going for a gun.
The full video shows Finicum driving from the first stop.  One wonders if he was shot at, as Victoria Sharp claims. : 

What I find interesting is that the time stamp on the video is dated January 27, the day after Finicum was killed, and the time is after midnight. Has the video been altered? Why are sections blurred? Was this some sort of re-creation? Why is there only one woman exiting the truck? There were two inside.
The FBI's statement on the video reads:
This is the complete video footage of a joint FBI and Oregon State Police traffic stop and OSP officer-involved shooting of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. This footage, which has only been edited to blur out aircraft information, was taken by the FBI on 01/26/2016 and released by the FBI on 01/28/2016.

 fbi screengrab

Perhaps they can explain why they took the video on 01-26-2016 and the video time stamp is 01-27-2016.
I'm sure we're going to have more questions the more the video is examined.

UPDATE: The time used in the video has been accounted for. The time setting on all military drones are for Greenwich Mean Time (ZULU), which is London UK time. That is eight hours ahead of Oregon time, so the time has been determined to be correct. (Thanks Joe!)
oped: It states aircraft information edited out only... taken by the states nothing about being a military drone...the FBI as well as state LE use helicopters and fixed wing aircraft (piloted)...why would a military drone be used? Something is just not right about this!

Muslims in Germany say Sex Attacks will Continue Until the Government Bans Alcohol!

Remember the good ol’ days when immigrants would assimilate into the culture of their new nation in an effort to fit in and be ‘good citizens’? Yeah, that mindset doesn’t seem to exist anymore, especially with the new wave of Muslim migrants currently swarming throughout Europe. While outrage continues to spread throughout Europe (and particularly in Germany) at the disgusting spate of sexual assaults that are piling up, one Muslim group says they the solution to Europe’s problem.
All Europe has to do to stop the Muslim Sexual Assaults is BAN alcohol!
A group called The Muslim Stern is calling on German authorities to ban alcohol in an effort to stop the rampant sexual abuse from the Muslim community. The group’s Facebook page argues that the women of Cologne, Germany are responsible for their own assaults, because how could anyone expect these Muslim men to control themselves around women who are dressed provocatively? 

'Some women should think about whether it is wise to lightly dressed and drunk, to go between hordes of drunken men. 
'In general, the woman wearing due to their nature have a responsibility when it goes out of the house. 
'You cannot throw a naked antelope from a lion and expect that at the lion stirs nothing. 
'It is amazing that is taught in biology class so much about the mating and sexual behavior of living things, but these rules are completely ignored in everyday life. 
'And because many non-Muslims constantly emphasise that we live in a Christian country, we call on you, in this country that women should dress Christian. 
'Mary, Mother of Jesus, lived out as a Christian woman has to dress. So it would be highly recommended for some women to take Mary as a role model and not Lady Gaga.' 
One of Cologne’s leadings Muslim leaders, Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf, blamed the attack on the victims:
“One of the reasons is the way the women were dressed. If they just wear light clothing and put on perfume, then things like this will happen.

Imam Sami Abu-YusufWhen local media outlets asked the Muslim leader if he was saying that these women brought the attacks on themselves, he quickly backtracked, arguing that his comments were taken out of context and that the violence is not the fault of the victim.
“No, that is of course forbidden and not only for Muslims. But there were women with very open clothing and they were wearing perfume, and at the same time while walking through the drunken masses, of course for these North African men, that was an excuse to grope them. That doesn’t mean to say that I believe women cannot be dressed like this. Everyone has to accept that.”
So the answer to the problems being caused by the Muslim refugees is for everyone to start living like Muslims. Get it? Non-Muslims should ban alcohol because Islam forbids consumption of intoxicants like alcohol. Non-Muslims should start dressing like Muslim women because Muslim men can’t help but sexually assault women who aren’t wearing full-length robes and covering their faces and ankles. (Apparently, these Muslims don’t realize that sexual abuse is also rampant in Muslim majority nations where women dress very conservatively, but I digress.)

May I make a modest proposal?
Instead of non-Muslim cultures adapting to the incoming Muslim migrants, perhaps Muslim migrants should adapt to the culture -- or even more extreme… perhaps the non-Muslim culture should not allow Muslim migration at all?
The crime is not the fault of the victim. The offender must take responsibility for themselves. If Germany wishes to survive the sudden influx of hundreds of thousands of Muslim migrants, then the German people better start demanding that their new neighbors acculturate to German standards. Otherwise, we will all be bearing witness to the end of the German people.

Could THIS be the real reason Donald Trump chickened out on the Iowa debate?

So take a minute and tell us what you think of Trump the Trickster by ...
Bill S (Diary)
One of the main reasons that Donald Trump supporters cling to him is his alleged support for deporting illegal aliens and building The Wall.  Some, including myself, have asserted for months that his opposition to illegal immigration is bogus, and if it comes down to illegals or profit, he’ll take the latter.  Supposedly Trump dropped out of the Iowa debate because he didn’t like Megyn Kelly’s moderation from last time around. Remember? “Blood coming out of out her…whatever“?. But is that it?  Or is it the fact that the truth about Trump’s immigration positions are finally surfacing?

This ad seems to answer the question about what Trump truly thinks about immigration:
The part about Trump using illegals in the construction of Trump Tower and other buildings has been out there for a while. It’s been mentioned here at Redstate several times. And it appears he may be doing it again. But the part about the “pathway to citizenship” is a quote from this past June!  And it’s come up before.  Trump’s positions on providing a “touchback”, or basically a shortcut back into the United States, came up back in November.
Trump may claim that some of his liberal positions have changed with time, but this would have to be one really quick change.  Now that the truth about his positions on immigration are bubbling to the surface, Trump is undoubtedly not excited about facing questions about what he truly thinks about the topic that seems most dear to his most rabid supporters.
Once again, Trump’s own words tell the story. It appears Megyn Kelly isn’t the problem, but rather the possibility that Kelly and the other moderators might expose Trump’s true positions on immigration.

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Oregon Standoff Ends in Bloody Violence - is the FBI at Fault?


I had just boarded a plane from Denver to Charlotte on Tuesday evening when I heard the news that the FBI had decided to move on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. During that confrontation, one of the ranchers was shot and killed and eight people were taken into custody.
KATU reports:
One person is dead and eight others, including Oregon occupation leader Ammon Bundy, were detained following a violent confrontation with the FBI and state police Tuesday night.

It all began with a traffic stop while Bundy and some of his followers were en route to a community meeting at a John Day senior center, about 70 miles north of Burns.

Shots were fired after FBI agents, Oregon State troopers and other law enforcement agencies made the stop on US Highway 395. 

Ryan Bundy suffered a minor gunshot wound. However, LaVoy Finicum was not as fortunate. He was shot and killed during the traffic stop.
Finicum, a frequent spokesman for the group, was a 55-year-old rancher and a foster parent to fifty boys through Catholic Charities Community Services.
"My ranch has been a great tool for these boys," Finicum told Oregon Public Broadcasting. "It has done a lot of good."
Finicum joined the Bundys after an incident in which a few of his cattle were found grazing on the land past the time allotted, which was put in place to allow the land time to recover.
"After that incident, I had to do a lot of soul-searching," Finicum told St. George News. "I realized that Cliven Bundy was standing on a very strong constitutional principle—and yet, here I was continuing to pay a grazing fee to the BLM."

"I talked to him, and he said they were telling people to go if they weren't there for the right reasons, they didn't want anyone there who could make everything go bad," said Arianna Finicum Brown, Finicum's 26-year-old daugher. "He had no plans to be violent. My dad was a really good guy."
Following the news of the death of her husband, Jeanette posted to Facebook, "I had a wonderful time in Oregon with wonderful, dedicated, hard working people. I have so much respect for everyone there who loves our Country so much to put ALL on the line."
Cliven Bundy commented to the Los Angeles Times, "Now we've got one killed, and all I can say is, he's sacrificed for a good purpose."

Among those arrested during the stop were Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox and Ryan W. Payne. Joseph Donald O'Shaughnessy and Pete Santilli were also arrested later, and Jon Ritzheimer was arrested in Arizona, following his surrender.
Sadly, they are all being charged with federal felony charges that are based on unconstitutional agencies and activities.
"All of the named defendants face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation, or threats, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 372," read the statement from Beth Anne Steele from the FBI Portland office. "All defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty."
The charges of conspiracy to impeded officers of the united States from discharging their official duties, through the use of force, intimidation or threats is ridiculous. No officers were on duty at the Wildlife refuge! No one was hindered in any way. The only ones who have actually used force, intimidation and threats have been Sheriff David Ward and the feds. The ranchers have all sought to deal with the constitutional issue that deals with where federal control of land exists.

Ammon BundyThe standoff had lasted 24 days and during all of that time, the ranchers had openly stated over and over that they were not desiring to use their weapons and that they would only use them defensively.
While the traffic stops had become routine, allowing local ranchers who had property on the refuge to pass through the checkpoints, the remained of those leaving had their vehicles searched.
"I am relieved this situation is coming to an end, however, I am saddened by the loss of life," Harney County Judge Steve Grasty said Tuesday. "I hope and pray that those who remain at the refuge will stand down peacefully."
Grasty could have ended it peacefully by siding with the Constitution. Sheriff Ward could have ended it peacefully by siding with the Constitution. The FBI could have done the same. None did and because they did not, they have blood on their hands.

In fact, we know that the FBI appeared to even be conducting some sort of false flag event, even though some members of the agency seemed to be somewhat friendly and others had appeared to respond positively to the arrival of the Idaho Three Percenters. The incident regarding FBI agents at the County Armory led to the fire chief turning in his resignation to Judge Grasty, who referred to him as "old man and… has nothing left" that his "perception is all wrong."
My friend Bob Powell reported on Wednesday morning that he received a phone call from a Three Percenter inside the FBI, who informed him that 200 plus armored vehicles were in Burns and gave the remaining people at the refuge until 4am PST to vacate the refuge.
According to Powell, "My source says the peaceful occupiers have to get on Highway 20 and go to Burns before the 4am deadline and they will be granted safe passage. Anyone remaining in the Refuge after 4am local time will be considered an "enemy combatant," and they will be subject to the same type of murder the Feds carried out on LaVoy Finicum yesterday evening."

The story is still developing and there is sure to be eyewitness reports from the Bundys about what really took place regarding the shooting of Ryan Bundy and Robert Finicum.

Just a little advice for the GOP candidates re:The elephant in the room!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Harry Reid Says 'I'm Kind of Pulling for' Trump, Quickly Backtracks

Image: Harry Reid Says 'I'm Kind of Pulling for' Trump, Quickly Backtracks
by: Greg Richter   

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday he'd like to see Donald Trump win the Republican presidential nomination.

If that sounds out of character for the Democrat who has taken to the Senate floor to denounce Trump over his proposed ban on Muslim and other issues, it's because Reid quickly added that he was joking, according to The Hill.  

"Look, we've gotten along fine," Reid told reporters of Trump. "With that bunch of people running, I'm kind of pulling for him."

Trump has said he would make the best president because of his ability to get along with Democrats such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

"I think I'm going to be able to get along with Pelosi -- I've always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi,' Trump said Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "Reid's going to be gone. I've always had a decent relationship with Reid," Trump added. "I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid."

"Oh, I remember the good old days when he did a fundraiser or two for me," Reid said before immediately assuring reporters he was pulling their legs.

Trump, Reid said, is a "hateful demagogue who will do immeasurable damage to our country."

He then apologized.

"There's some things I shouldn't joke about," he said from the Senate floor, according The Hill. "The danger of a Donald Trump candidacy to our country is not a joke.
"Obviously it wasn't very funny, Schumer kicked me in the back [of the] leg," he added. "I'm watching with pleasure the Republicans fumbling around. ... I just think it has made a mockery of our Republican Party."

#TheFive re: The Challenger event...1986
On January 28, 1986, the Nasa Space Shuttle orbiter Challenger lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:38 EST and, 73 seconds into its flight, exploded nine miles above the Atlantic Ocean. All seven crew members were killed.
Picture: NASA
30th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster

The day before the event...I had a dream that a seal on the rocket motor was defective...however I was in my agnostic stage of life so I passed it off as just a dream...looking back I wished I would have contacted NASA in my religious mode... as in my innocent youth...the moral to the story is keep the faith...keep Americas values and act on such...need I really say more? God works in mysterious ways...we need to listen... From that day forward I re-embraced my religious values once again!

Chelsea Clinton’s already gearing up for Presidential Run

oped: I don't know about y'all but I for one have had enough of the King and Queen... Bill and Hillary 'It takes a Village to raise a Child of the incestuous Corn' According to Bill and Hillary lying,cheating and perversion is the course a Village must take to raise a child of the corn called Progressive alternative fuel for the future! 

You would think Chelsea would be sick of politics. The lies her parents have told over the years have made our nation much worse off.
With the kind of lying training Chelsea has had you can be sure she will be one of the best ever.
Do you think there could be any chance that she might actually see the light and turn out right?
Check it out:

One Clinton at a time, please.
The private invite to Chelsea Clinton’s Wednesday night fund-raiser, to be held at a swanky Upper East Side residence, reads that it’s in support of her mother’s 2016 presidential bid. But some of the big spenders plunking down the big bucks to attend say Chelsea’s future in politics has been the talk of her campaign rallies.
“You’re seeing the beginning of Chelsea Clinton preparing to run,” says a donor who attended Chelsea’s rally at Dr. Paul Boskind’s Midtown home last week, where “limited availability guest” entry started at $250 and $2,700 “champion” tickets included a photo with Chelsea. Our insider says: “A dynasty is on the way.”
The former first daughter, 35, has not been shy about her political ambitions, though where she’d begin her career in politics is anyone’s guess. Last March, Chelsea reportedly told Sky News that she’d “absolutely” consider seeking office.
“She’s clearly politically adept,” says our Clinton supporter. “People at these rallies think she’s prime for a run.” 

“She’s clearly politically adept,” says our Clinton supporter. “People at these rallies think she’s prime for a run.”
Wednesday night’s Chelsea Clinton event is being co-hosted by tennis great Billie Jean King and billed as an “LGBT reception.” Gay rights were also very much on Chelsea’s mind at last week’s fund-raiser, where she assured donors that her mom would use executive action to push through legislation that would benefit the LGBT community.
“My mom would try to get through executive acts to at least make it illegal to have insurance companies reimburse for conversion therapy,” our insider heard her say.
According to our source, Chelsea also said at the last rally that “everything I care most about is at stake in the election,” adding that “the next President will probably appoint up to three justices on the next Supreme Court.” 

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Obama to turn prisons into terror recruitment cells

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
If President Barack Obama has his way, the biggest terrorist recruiting centers will no longer be in the Middle East.
Should Obama follow through with his announced plan to use an executive order to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison, the biggest radical Islamist recruiting centers would be right here in the United States.
This executive order by Obama – expected soon – would move 61 high-risk inmates who want nothing more than to kill Americans into federal prisons around the nation.
We’re supposed to believe they will be in the toughest conditions, regretting every moment of their criminal lives.
But in reality, these radical terrorists will instantly become the biggest, baddest prison celebrities among certain prison populations. They will command instant respect, have instant credibility and exercise instant authority over the increasingly large numbers of Muslim inmates.
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller admitted in 2009 that moving Gitmo inmates into U.S. prisons would “support terrorism” by allowing them to radicalize others.

They won’t have to look very far for followers. There is already a strong Islamic presence in many American prisons. Roughly 350,000 U.S. inmates are Muslim, with another 35,000-40,000 converting every year while in prison.
And when they’re converting, they’re not finding the so-called religion of peace.
They’re converting to wage war.
According to experts, most inmates who convert to Islam in prison join the Wahhabi sect, the harsh Saudi form of Islam that gave birth to ISIS and teaches raw hatred of everyone else.
Putting Gitmo detainees into this environment would be giving those inmates heroes to worship and follow… and, once released, to emulate. The Gitmo terrorists may never leave federal prison, but eventually some of their newly anointed followers will.
Which is exactly how one creates a homegrown terrorist cell.

This isn’t a paranoid vision of the future. Even without Gitmo detainees mixing into the prison population, it has already happened.
Remember Jose Padilla, who was convicted of plotting to create and detonate a dirty bomb?
He was radicalized in prison.
Supporters of the Obama administration relocation plan have claimed the prison conditions won’t allow the creation of more radicals, and that Gitmo detainees will be sent to tough federal supermax prisons, where inmates can go years without human contact.
But that’s not the reality. Like any other prison, the inmates have plenty of contact – so much contact that an inmate at “America’s toughest prison,” the supermax facility in Florence, Colorado, was recently able to carry out a hit on another inmate.
And inmates are allowed group prayer, a perfect opportunity for indoctrination.
And if you think the “imam” in charge will keep an eye on things, think again. Some are already intent on helping to spread radical Islam.
For example, Warith Deen Umar – the imam who helped run the Islamic prison program in New York – is on record calling the 9/11 hijackers “martyrs” and saying American Muslims who claim to be against terror secretly applauded the attacks.

Placing a Gitmo detainee into this environment is like adding a match to a powder keg, where they have little chance of reform.
Of these hardened, worst-of-the-worst terrorists in Gitmo, nearly a third of the 650 released by the Obama administration so far returned to a life of violence and jihad.
One of them, Mohammed al Alami, became a liberal cause after claiming he only confessed to being an al Qaeda terrorist under torture.
Eventually, he was released and swore he would never return to a life of violence.
Later, he was found dead in Syria, where he had been fighting with an al Qaeda-linked extremist group.
A terrorist leader was seen on video praising al Alami for enduring “the prison of the Americans in Guantanamo for five years … where he did not reform or change.”
Another prisoner already released, Mahmoud Omar Bin Atef, has said he intends to “research guard force personnel’s names and faces on the Internet and sneak into their homes to cut their throats like sheep.”

There’s really only one place to keep people like this: Guantanamo Bay. Far away from mainland American soil.
Because inviting these religious extremists into the American prison system is inviting terror cells into our streets.
– The Horn editorial team

Enough is enough! Sweden to deport migrants

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2015 file photo, Sweden's Interior Minister Anders Ygeman, announcing that the government will impose temporary border controls as the Nordic country struggles to receive tens of thousands of refugees in Stockholm, Sweden.  Ygeman says Sweden could deport between 60,000 and 80,000 asylum-seekers in coming years.  (Henrik Montgomery/TT via AP)  SWEDEN OUT  .
The brutal stabbing death of Swedish aide worker Alexandra Mezher, 22, at a shelter for teenage asylum-seekers has deepened worries in Sweden over its refugee situation.
Now, it looks like the Swedes are finally saying enough is enough.
And they may not be alone. All across Europe, frustration with the mismanagement of the escalating refugee crisis has caused political push-back.
Under mounting pressure to deal with brawls, sexual assaults and other problems at refugee shelters across the country, Sweden’s Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said on Wednesday that Sweden would deport up-to 80,000 asylum-seekers.
Ygeman told newspaper Dagens Industri that nearly half of asylum applications are currently rejected, and the country must get ready to send back tens of thousands.
“I think that it could be about 60,000 people, but it could also be up to 80,000,” Ygeman was quoted as saying.
His spokesman, Victor Harju, confirmed the quotes Thursday, adding: “That rate could of course change.”

In other parts of Europe, governments took actions to stem the refugee tide as well. Greece’s migration minister says his country is seeking European Union backing for the swift deportation of migrants not considered eligible for asylum from Greek islands back to Turkey.
Greek authorities also complained that neighboring Macedonia has stopped letting in refugees heading north to central Europe, leaving about 2,600 people stranded on the Greek side of the border.
Macedonian police had again stopped letting refugees through on Wednesday afternoon, but the reason was not clear and authorities were not available for comment.
After a five-month free-for-all that ended in November, Macedonia previously had started to only allow in migrants whom it deems to be bona fide war refugees — Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan nationals. All others are considered economic migrants and left trapped in Greece, where they are told to seek asylum, agree to voluntary repatriation or be deported.
In central Europe, the German Cabinet has approved measures meant to make it easier to deport foreign criminals — a package that ministers drew up amid outrage over New Year’s Eve assaults in Cologne.

And Dutch politician says his country, which currently holds the EU presidency, is working on a plan to ease the migrant crisis by which a core group of member states would accept up to some refugees coming from Turkey, in return for sending back many economic migrants that now arrive by the hundreds of thousands in Greece.
Diederik Samson — leader of the Socialist PvdA party, a key partner in the government — told De Volkskrant newpaper that a core group of nations should be willing to accept a set number of refugees coming from Turkey, if the other migrants can be sent back.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.

QUESTION: Did Megyn Kelly’s Love Fest With Michael Moore Make You Sick?


Did Megyn Kelly’s love fest with communist Michael Moore make you want to puke? Or did you think it was beautiful?

SEE ALSO: WATCH: Megyn Kelly & Michael Moore Laugh At Trump And Have Love Fest On FOX News

Share if your choice is B!

Eyewitness to LaVoy Finicum’s Murder: All Gun Shots were fired by Feds as He had His Hands in the Air, Snipers in Trees – It was an Ambush


An eyewitness said that the shooting that took place on Tuesday that resulted in the death of Robert "LaVoy" Finicum all happened as a result of federal agents firing their weapons unlawfully. The woman claims that not one of the people who were stopped drew their gun. All of the bullets fired were from federal agents.First, take a listen to Mark McConnell, who lists all the people who were in the vehicles when the stop occurred. He makes mention of an unnamed 18-year-old girl, who I'll let you hear later in the article, who claims to have been inside the truck when the shooting occurred.

"There were people in the trees," she added. "It was an ambush set up, an ambush or something, cause it was snipers and people in the trees… We saw them. They were all pointing their lasers. I had like 20 lasers on me when I was getting out of the car."
All of this occurred as they were on their way to a meeting with a constitutional sheriff to which they had been invited.
I believe we need pictures of the truck to validate the claims of the number of bullets shot. However, when considering who we should trust in all of this, remember that the FBI has not been known to have the best track record when using excessive force. From what we know of the Bundys and others, they have no track record of using force, but responding to it defensively. Exhibit A would be a look back at what took place at Bundy Ranch.
Finally, I'll add this radio show from constitutional attorney, author and educator KrisAnne Hall who aptly points out that we must control that narrative of what took place. This was not a shootout, since only the feds actually shot their guns. This was clearly a setup.

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Megyn Kelly & Michael Moore Laugh At Trump And Have Love Fest On FOX News

oped: Hate to be the bearer of bad news Megyn but the new transgender look aged ya a now appear to be in the 50 sumpin' crowd..however maybe thats the look you were looking for...more edgy, mature/older/cooler or whatever...dunno! 

Watch Michael Moore and Megyn Kelly chum it up on The Kelly File as they laugh at Donald Trump and reveal Megyn’s true colors.
On Tuesday night, more than six years later, Moore returned to Fox. But this time, it was to talk to Megyn Kelly, who has become the de facto queen of the conservative cable news channel. Her power is apparently so immense that she can single-handedly prevent Donald Trump from participating in the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.

She may not get the chance to question Trump on Thursday night, but Kelly and her liberal guest had plenty to talk about, from the water crisis in Moore’s hometown of Flint, Michigan, to his latest documentary, Where to Invade Next and, of course, the debate over which presidential candidate will succeed Obama next year.
Read more: The Daily Beast
Share if you think their love fest is gross

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Nominate Barack Obama to the Supreme Court? Hillary Says “Great Idea”!

Takeaways from Today’s Big Rulings on Obamacare’s ...

[King Obama’s Royal Declaration: “I can do whatever I want” -]
oped: Just shakes my head...sorry folks but Hillary Rodham Clinton as well as Barry Barack Hussein Soetoro Davis Obama or whatever his real name is... are just 'Bat Shit Crazy' And to be blunt imho, anyone who has voted for these two Psycho Traitors should also be arrested and prosecuted for Treason...or at the very least referred for a professional pathological / psychiatric evaluation for Narcisstic Personality Disorder and or Bi-Polar disorder...#JustaFactJack!  

All I have to say about this>

Good grief!   Barack Obama as a Supreme Court justice?   That’s all we need. 

The Hill reports:
While on the campaign trail in Iowa on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said it would be “a great idea” to nominate President Obama to the Supreme Court one day.
Clinton was holding a rally in Decorah with less than a week left before the first-in-the-nation caucuses when she was asked about the possibility of nominating the 44th president to the high court should she become the 45th.
“Wow, what a great idea. Nobody has ever suggested that to me,” she said. “He may have a few other things to do.”  

Obama graduated from Harvard Law, the alma mater of a majority of the sitting justices on the court, and served as the first black editor of the Harvard Law Review. There have been rumors of him teaching at Columbia Law School after he leaves office, but nothing has been confirmed.

Trump’s debate boycott set to backfire?

Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul Donald Trump, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, July 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ORG XMIT: IANH1
Once again, Donald Trump is moving in to steal the show.
The billionaire Republican presidential candidates’s decision to tangle with Fox News and skip the final presidential debate before Iowa’s kickoff caucuses could be a a brilliant PR move. But Trump is drawing heavy criticism, and opponents are calling his boycott petty.
Trump has said his refusal to participate in Thursday’s Fox News debate was based on the presence of co-moderator Megyn Kelly, who Trump believes is biased against him.
“This takes guts, and is the kind mentality our country needs in order to Make America Great Again,” Trump’s campaign charged in a statement that cited his campaign slogan and confirmed the finality of his decision.
For the past several days, Trump had sought Kelly’s removal as a moderator of the debate. His back and forth with the network reached a tipping point on Tuesday afternoon, when Fox News mocked Trump with a sarcastic statement that said the leaders of Iran and Russia “both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president.”

“If he doesn’t want to be there, that’s okay with me,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Kelly on her show Tuesday night. “But I’ll tell you this: the American people should wonder if you’re not willing to show up when everything isn’t going your way and exactly the way you want to.”
Other GOP candidates were also quick to attack, trying to paint Trump’s reaction as the latest example of why he’s unfit for the White House.
His biggest challenger in Iowa, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, used the opportunity to grab headlines when he challenged Trump to a one-on-one debate.
Cruz went on to say that the move casts doubt on Trump’s capability of serving as commander in chief, saying, “If he thinks Megyn Kelly is so scary what exactly does he think he’d do with Vladimir Putin?”

Trump’s presidential run has been defined by such moments. He’s questioned whether Arizona Sen. John McCain is worthy of being called a war hero, graphically criticized Kelly and unveiled a controversial plan to bar Muslims from the United States.
Each led his rivals, political professionals and pundits to predict his undoing. But instead, Trump has maintained his support in the preference polls he loves to tout — a reflection of his ability to capture the feelings of a Republican electorate deeply skeptical of the party’s establishment and the country’s news organizations.
“I think in some ways, we’ve got to start pushing back. And I think he’s just demonstrating that, pushing against the liberal media,” said Yvonne Galusha, 57, a Trump backer who works at the University of Iowa and attended his Tuesday night rally in Iowa City.
That’s an argument yet to dent Trump’s standing among his supporters, who view such actions as a reminder of what they like most about him: Trump plays by his own rules, even if that means taking on his party’s leadership and his party’s favorite television network.

“With me, they’re dealing with somebody that’s a little bit different,” Trump said. “They can’t toy with me like they toy with everybody else.”
Republican officials tried to hide their disappointment, if not their concern for the tremendous power Trump wields in the 2016 primary contest.
“Every candidate has the right to decide not to participate in a sanctioned debate,” said Steve Duprey, the official in charge of the Republican National Committee’s debate efforts. “Time will tell whether this works to his benefit or hurts his campaign.”
Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said Wednesday that “Mr. Trump doesn’t play games. … He walks away from bad deals.”
“At the end of the day,” he said on MSNBC, “Mr. Trump is going to have the last laugh.”
The Associated Press contributed to this article

Did police murder Oregon militiaman?

It was long feared that the standoff at Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge between law enforcement and armed protesters would end in bloodshed.
And the first shots came last night.
One man is dead and seven were arrested after the FBI and Oregon State Police performed a traffic stop involving a group of protesters along a remote Oregon highway.
Now, those who remain of the group that has occupied the refuge for three weeks are claiming the death was cold-blooded murder by the police.
They’re alleging that the victim, identified as 55-year-old Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, had his hands raised and was unarmed before state police officers started firing. Finicum was a frequent and public presence at the Oregon reserve, often speaking for the group at news conferences.
“LaVoy Finicum was shot and murdered in cold blood today… by the FBI and State Law enforcement,” according to a statement on the Bundy Ranch Facebook page, which has been disseminating communications from the protesters. “He had his hands up and was shot three times.”

Law enforcement officials, however, are painting a very different picture. Witnesses have claimed that the men were armed and resisted arrest, and there are conflicting reports about whether Finicum may have charged the officers.
Adding to the mystery, Finicum had previously vowed to not be taken alive.
Militant leader Ammon Bundy and his followers were reportedly heading to a community meeting at the senior center in John Day, a Grant County town about 70 miles north of Burns, to address local residents to discuss their views on federal management of public lands.
The confrontation came amid increasing calls for law enforcement to take action against Bundy for the illegal occupation of the wildlife refuge.
Oregon State Police confirmed that its troopers were involved in the traffic-stop shooting. They would not release further information about the death pending identification by the medical examiner.

Those arrested included Ammon Bundy, 40; his brother Ryan Bundy, 43; Brian Cavalier, 44; Shawna Cox, 59; and Ryan Payne, 32, all during a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 395 Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said two others — Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy, 45, and Peter Santilli, 50 — were arrested separately in Burns, while FBI agents in Arizona arrested another, Jon Eric Ritzheimer, 32.
Each will face a federal felony charge of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties through the use of force, intimidation or threats, authorities said. Authorities released few other details.
The militants, calling themselves Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, came to the frozen high desert of eastern Oregon to decry what they call onerous federal land restrictions and to object to the prison sentences of two local ranchers convicted of setting fires.
Specifically, the group wanted federal lands turned over to local authorities. The U.S. government controls about half of all land in the West.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

UpDates: Ammon Bundy Taken Into FBI Custody

BREAKING:  Ammon Bundy Taken Into FBI Custody


Follow this post for additional updates.
Article at Oath Keepers national:

This evening, the FBI made a legal, felony stop on a vehicle carrying Ammon Bundy and several other individuals. After a shoot out with the FBI, four individuals were reportedly taken into custody, including Ammon Bundy. Two individuals are reported to have been taken to the Burns hospital, which is currently on lock down.
FBI sources stated that those at the Refuge are currently free to leave unimpeded, implying that there might be action if they do not leave immediately.
Although those in custody have not been confirmed, we can safely assume that Buddha Cavalier was with Ammon. Ryan Payne suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital, according to local officials.
1811L: Blaine Cooper has reportedly assumed leadership at the Refuge and has been told to leave immediately. During a phone call with Pete Santilli, Pete can be overheard saying, “Blaine, please don’t do this.” Blaine is reportedly wanting to make a stand. Women and children are still at the Refuge.

1821L: According to local government officials, Ryan Payne suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the Burns hospital.
1827L: Awaiting a forthcoming statement from law enforcement regarding the shoot out and arrests.
1844L: KATU News is now reporting that eight occupiers have been taken into custody.
1850L: Pete Santilli and Joe Oshaugnessy have also been arrested.
1857L: Law Enforcement reporting the arrest of the following individuals:
Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne — and JJoe O’Shaghnessy in a separate arrest.
1900L: FBI reporting that one of the occupiers is now deceased 
1924L :
One man, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, was killed in the exchange. Finicum, 55, was a Northern Arizona rancher, foster parent, and frequent spokesperson for the militant group, according to Oregon Live
by: Steve Mollman

In a shootout in the US state of Oregon yesterday evening (Jan. 26), the FBI confronted members a militant group that since early this month has occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Authorities took eight people into custody after the shootout, including group leader Ammon Bundy and his brother Ryan, who was shot in the arm.
Finicum was prominent in the early days of the occupation, giving reporters the first tours of the occupied grounds. Doing a series of interviews one cold evening with a blue tarp over his head (and a gun on his lap) earned him the nickname “tarp man.”
As a rancher in northern Arizona, Finicum had a permit to graze cattle during certain months on land administered mainly by US Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He ran into trouble with the agency after he was found grazing his cattle on the land outside the authorized period, which is restricted to give the land time to recover.
Meanwhile Finicum felt inspired by the militant group, who some believe should be labeled domestic terrorists. Bundy and his followers argue that the US government has illegally taken federal lands around the West from ranchers and private landholders. They demand the return of such lands to local control. (Native Americans have their own take on who should own the land.)

Finicum joined Bundy in a 2014 standoff against the BLM. “After that incident, I had to do a lot of soul-searching,” Finicum told St. George News in Utah. “I realized that Cliven Bundy was standing on a very strong constitutional principle—and yet, here I was continuing to pay a grazing fee to the BLM.”
Although he’d had a decent relationship with the BLM for many years, Finicum decided to—like Bundy—stop paying the grazing permit fees, in protest.
Despite his identity as a rancher, Finicum and his wife Jeanette earned their “main source of income” as foster parents with Catholic Charities Community Services, according to an interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting. In January he told the broadcaster that more than 50 boys—including from mental hospitals and drug rehab programs—had stayed at his family ranch in Arizona over the past decade.

“My ranch has been a great tool for these boys,” Finicum told the broadcaster. “It has done a lot of good.”
Shortly after the militant group’s occupation of the wildlife reserve began in early January, a social worker removed the last of the foster children from the ranch.
Cliven Bundy—father of group leader Ammon—said to the Los Angeles Times of Finicum’s death, “Now we’ve got one killed, and all I can say is, he’s sacrificed for a good purpose.”

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Trump Doesn't Know Why He Has to Repent To God. He Could Start With His 'Experiences' With Married Women.

In the latest polls, Donald Trump has been running approximately even with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) among white evangelical voters. This is no doubt due to Trump’s deep religiosity and conversant knowledge of the Bible, as well as his adherence to New and Old Testament precepts.  
Or not. 
There are plenty of solid indicators that Trump doesn’t take his Bible particularly seriously. Aside from botching references to “two Corinthians,” refusing to answer questions about his favorite Bible verse (“I wouldn’t want to get into it, because to me, that’s very personal”), and then finally citing verses from Proverbs that don’t actually exist (“the chapter ‘never bend to envy’”), Trump’s odd insistence that he never repents before God boggles religious minds. 
He recently told CNN’s Anderson Cooper:
I like to do the right thing where I don’t actually have to ask for forgiveness. Does that make sense to you? You know, where you don’t make such bad things that you don’t have to ask for forgiveness. I mean, I’m trying to lead a life where I don’t have to ask God for forgiveness….Why do I have to repent? Why do I have to ask for forgiveness if you’re not making mistakes?
Here are a couple of things for which Trump might want to repent. 

Bragging About His ‘Experiences’ With Married Women. In Trump: The Art Of The Comeback, Trump writes, “If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller (which it will be anyway!). I’d love to tell all, using names and places, but I just don’t think it’s right.” In that same book, he wrote of an experience in which a married woman “started petting me in all different ways. I looked at her and asked, ‘Is everything all right?’ I didn’t want to make a scene in a ballroom full of five hundred VIPs. The amazing part about her was who she was – one of the biggest of the big.
She then asked me to dance, and I accepted. While we were dancing she became very aggressive, and I said, ‘Look, we have a problem. Your husband is sitting at the table, and so is my wife.’ ‘Donald,’ she said, ‘I don’t care. I just don’t care. I have to have you and I have to have you now.’ I told her that I’d call her, but that she had to stop the behavior immediately….This is not infrequent, it happens all the time.” We can only hope this story was not about Hillary Clinton. 

Cheating On His Own Wife. In Trump: Surviving At The Top, Trump writes, “I even thought, briefly, about approaching [first wife] Ivana with the idea of an ‘open marriage.’ But I realized there was something hypocritical and tawdry about such an arrangement that neither of us could live with – especially Ivana. She’s too much of a lady.” His relationship with Ivana ended after Trump apparently put up future second wife Marla Mapes, with whom he was reportedly having an affair, at the same hotel as Ivana, and Ivana found out about it.

Support for Partial-Birth Abortion. Trump supported partial-birth abortion – the murder of the unborn up to the point of birth – until some unspecified point in the recent past, when he decided he was pro-life. At the very least, he ought to repent of this position. Trump continues to maintain that abortion isn’t murder and that there are “caveats” to his pro-life position.

Trump’s evangelical support comes from the same place as his other support: dissatisfied voters who seek an out-of-the-box champion to fight against the establishment. But Trump’s ridiculous pandering to Christians should be seen for just what it is: pandering.

Here's Everything You Need to Know About The Hillary FBI Investigation

Amidst the buzz of the 2016 presidential race is the gigantic elephant in the room for the Democrats: the FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her private email server, and her potential indictment for the illegal handling of classified information. Here is everything that you need to about it.
1. The very fact that Clinton used a private server for her work as Secretary of State and kept it on her property is a crime.  

Radio host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin pointed out that Clinton's private server violates Section 793, subsection f of the federal penal code, which reads: (emphasis added)
Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.
Back in August, Levin said on his show, "When you set up an unsecured server in your barn adjacent to your home in Chappaqua, New York, you have intentionally – forget about negligence – you have intentionally bypassed the security process for that server."
Levin continued that even if this was unintentional, it's still a crime: (emphasis added)
"Let’s say you didn’t think or didn’t know that you were intentionally bypassing the process that is used to secure that server and that information, which seems absurd to me, but let’s play along.

“Okay, if you do it through gross negligence, you permit the same to be removed from its proper place. So I would argue to you, when that server was removed and information was flowing through it, including classified and especially top-secret information, boom. You did it.
“And every time that happened, ladies and gentlemen, that’s considered a count. You don’t aggregate at all. Every time that happened, that’s considered a violation of the statute.
Levin suggested that the fine for every count would be "substantial," a "ten or 20 grand a violation."

2. Clinton had thousands of emails that contained classified information on her unsecured server.
Clinton and her allies try to shrug off the classified information that was on her unsecured server by claiming it wasn't labeled as classified at the time. This is flat-out false on its face, as many emails she received or sent were born classified by the nature of their content. As it turns out, there have been over 1,340 classified emails that Clinton received or sent, and intelligence sources told McClatchy DC that "some material was clearly classified at the time."
The New York Post's Paul Sperry reported on Sunday that the FBI is investigating whether Clinton aides "cut and pasted" classified information to be sent to her private server:

Clinton and her top aides had access to a Pentagon-run classified network that goes up to the Secret level, as well as a separate system used for Top Secret communications.
The two systems — the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) and the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) — are not connected to the unclassified system, known as the Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet). You cannot email from one system to the other, though you can use NIPRNet to send ­emails outside the government.
Somehow, highly classified information from SIPRNet, as well as even the super-secure JWICS, jumped from those closed systems to the open system and turned up in at least 1,340 of Clinton’s home emails — including several the CIA earlier this month flagged as containing ultra-secret Sensitive Compartmented Information and Special Access Programs, a subset of SCI.
Raymond Fournier, "a veteran Diplomatic Security Service special agent," told the Post, "It takes a very conscious effort to move a classified email or cable from the classified systems over to the unsecured open system and then send it to Hillary Clinton’s personal email account." Fournier also said that while the information may not have been marked as classified, the information was "so sensitive in nature" that it would have been "obvious to Clinton."
Sperry also reports that Clinton ordered her deputy chief Jake Sullivan to send the classified information to her:

In one email, Clinton pressured Sullivan to declassify cabled remarks by a foreign leader.
“Just email it,” Clinton snapped, to which Sullivan replied: “Trust me, I share your exasperation. But until ops converts it to the unclassified email system, there is no physical way for me to email it.”
In another recently released email, Clinton instructed Sullivan to convert a classified document into an unclassified email attachment by scanning it into an unsecured computer and sending it to her without any classified markings. “Turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure,” she ordered.
Sullivan is one of Clinton's aides that the FBI is targeting, as well as deputy chief Huma Abedin and chief of staff Cheryl Mills, as they are believed to have sent the classified information to Clinton's private server.

The classified information included "sensitive information on spies," among other information:
Top Secret/SCI emails received by Clinton include a 2012 staff ­email sent to the then-secretary containing investigative data about Benghazi terrorist suspects wanted by the FBI and sourcing a regional security officer. They also include a 2011 message from Clinton’s top aides that contains military intelligence from United States Africa Command gleaned from satellite images of troop movements in Libya, along with the travel and protection plans for Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was later killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi.
A top inspector general also determined that Clinton's server "contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs." Hot Air's Ed Morrisey points out that this would violate Section 793, Subsection G of the federal penal code, which reads: "If two or more persons conspire to violate any of the foregoing provisions of this section, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each of the parties to such conspiracy shall be subject to the punishment provided for the offense which is the object of such conspiracy."
"Setting up the server and requiring her aides to use only that system for e-mail communications would be an act to effect the object of the conspiracy to transmit classified information illegally, as well as hiding communications from Congress," Morrisey writes.

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told radio host Hugh Hewitt that it's likely that "several countries were able to hack into the server." Congressional investigators determined that Clinton's server was the target of hackers from China, South Korea and Germany, and that five emails were sent to Clinton from Russian hackers.
3. The Clinton cronies claim that Clinton is not the target of the FBI probe. This is incredibly misleading.
National Review's Andy McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, explains how FBI investigations work: (emphasis added)

The FBI routinely conducts major investigations in collaboration with Justice Department prosecutors — usually from the U.S. attorney’s office in the district where potential crimes occurred. That is because the FBI needs the assistance of a grand jury. The FBI does not have authority even to issue subpoenas, let alone to charge someone with a crime. Only federal prosecutors may issue subpoenas, on the lawful authority of the grand jury. Only prosecutors are empowered to present evidence or propose charges to the grand jury. And the Constitution vests only the grand jury with authority to indict — the formal accusation of a crime. In our system, the FBI can do none of these things.

No Justice Department, no grand jury. No grand jury, no case — period. As a technical matter, no matter how extensively the FBI pokes around on its own, no one can be a subject of a real investigation — i.e., one that can lead to criminal charges — unless and until there is a grand jury. That does not happen until the Justice Department hops on board. 

In other words, the FBI cannot name Clinton as a subject under investigation due to the technical rules, but they are still investigating her private server that she is responsible for, so it's absurd for Clinton and her apologists to act like she's not being investigated at all.
4. The investigation has expanded into Clinton's role with The Clinton Foundation.
Fox News reports:
The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News.

This new investigative track is in addition to the focus on classified material found on Clinton’s personal server.
"The agents are investigating the possible intersection of Clinton Foundation donations, the dispensation of State Department contracts and whether regular processes were followed," one source said.
Clinton denied that this was happening, but according to the report, subjects of investigations are not required to be informed of these kinds of developments.
Breitbart has a list of 21 revelations from Peter Schweizer's Clinton Cash that makes it obvious that The Clinton Foundation was used as a money-laundering front to essentially put Clinton's position as Secretary of State up for sale.

5. Clinton is incredibly thin-skinned when confronted on her emails.
Examples of Clinton's answers when asked about her emails include:
The fact that she's reacting so strongly to being asked about the investigation suggests she's nervous about it.

6. The FBI is ready to recommend an indictment against Clinton, and will go public with it if the Department of Justice chooses not to act.
This is what former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who has "friends that are in the FBI," told Newsmax on Monday.


US Chief Of Staff Calls For Desicive Military Action Against Islamic State In Libya As First Foreign Soldiers Arrive In The Country

Commander: General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. | Resolute Support Mission


Two weeks after Algerian media for the first time reported that something dramatic was about to happen in Libya, it becomes increasingly clear that the West is indeed planning to take the fight against Islamic State in a new way in the North African country.
Digital Journal, a global digital media network with thousands of members, confirmed on Sunday that members of the coalitions fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq are preparing for an intervention in Libya where Islamic State has made significant gains over the past few months.
The media network cited General Joseph Dunford, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who last week said that he was very concerned about the spread of Islamic State in Libya and that “decisive military action to check ISIS expansion” had become very likely. Dunford said that international military action against ISIS in Libya could be expected within weeks. He warned that if nothing is done, ISIS will use Libya as a beachhead for further expansion into Arab and North African countries.
A meeting in Rome about aid to Libya was apparently used by several world powers to discuss the military options in the war-torn country, which has witnessed increasing chaos and bloodshed since the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi in the summer of 2011.

The German newspaper Die Welt reported that the intervention would gain international legitimacy if the foreign intervention was requested by the new unity government that was formed last week under a UN-brokered deal.
“The only thing missing for a military intervention is the legal framework. As soon as the new Libyan unity government is formed, it can proceed. When Libya has a united and to some extent legitimate government again, then there is someone in response to whose request a western military intervention can take place within the framework of international law,” Die Welt reported.

If foreign military intervention is indeed dependent on the invitation of the Libyan National Unity Government, there is a new problem. Today, the internationally recognized current government of Libya rejected the UN-brokered deal and the forming of the unity government. 89 of the 104 members of parliament who attended the meeting of the government in the eastern city of Tobruk (where the deal was discussed) voted against the agreement and the forming of a unity government.
Libyan and other Arabic media, however, published reports that suggest that despite the decision of the MP’s in Tobruk, the foreign intervention will go ahead as planned. The Libya Observer, for example, reported on Sunday that about 500 foreign military personnel have arrived at Jamal Abdel Nasser military base, located south of Tobruk.
The intervention force is made up of Special Forces of the United States, Brittain and reportedly Russia, according to the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat. The paper wrote that French military personnel would join the intervention force soon, while the media outlet Press Solidarity reported that French soldiers had already arrived in Libya.

If the foreign intervention force will become active in Libya, it will probably operate according to the same principles as the US Special Forces in Syria and Iraq. That means that small groups of Special Forces will carry out raids against Islamic State targets in Libya. There have been no reports about an imminent air campaign against Islamic State in Libya.
Meanwhile, Europol, the policy agency of the European Union, warned on Monday that ISIS will carry out more Paris-style attacks on European soil. The warning was based on a new report about the ISIS mega-terror attack in Paris that was compiled by Europol experts.
“The so-called Islamic State has developed a new combat style capability to carry out a campaign of large-scale attacks on a global stage with a particular focus on targets in Europe,” said Rob Wainwright, the director of Europol, during a press conference in Amsterdam.
The Interpol warning coincided with the release of a new horrific video by Islamic State that contained a similar warning to European countries, especially Great Britain. The video showed prior terrorist activities by the ISIS Jihadis who carried out the assault on Paris and the training activities that took place before they carried out the deadly attacks.