House Intel Committee releases Democrats’ dossier memo

Chuck Ross, DCNF on February 24, 2018 The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a highly anticipated memo on Saturday that Democrats say provides clarification about the FBI and Justice Department’s application for a spy warrant on President Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser Carter Page. The 10-page document aims to rebut claims made in a memo released Feb. 2 by committee Republicans. In that first memo, Republicans asserted that the FBI and Justice Department relied heavily on the unverified Steele dossier to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant in Oct. 2016 to spy on Page. U.S. officials also failed to...

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Will CNN’s Anti-Trump Hate Backfire on Network in 2020?

Once upon a time, I was nineteen. (No comments, please.) I have related part of this story in a speech a few months back at my alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In the wake of what has become a controversial CNN Townhall meeting on the Florida shooting, there is a media aspect of my tale that I neglected to relate — and the reaction to the Florida CNN Townhall reminds. It was April 30, 1970. President Nixon had just announced to the nation that night that he was sending American troops into Cambodia as part...

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First Border Wall Contract Awarded, and Work Has Begun!

President Trump: “You’re getting the wall. Don’t worry.” The last time we visited the San Diego area at Legal Insurrection, all eight border wall prototypes had passed extensive security tests. The first contact for the border wall has been awarded, and work on the project has begun. The federal government began work Wednesday to replace a section of border wall in California, the first wall contract awarded in the Trump administration outside of eight prototypes that were built last year in San Diego. Customs and Border Protection is replacing a little more than two miles in downtown Calexico, a...

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The silence of Susan Rice

By letter to Susan Rice dated February 8, 2018, Senators Grassley and Graham posed 12 numbered questions. I posted the Graham/Grassley letter in “Rice papers the file.” By letter dated February 23, 2018, attorney Kathryn Ruemmler has now responded to the Grassley Graham letter. I posted Ruemmler’s letter nearby this morning in “Susan Rice responds, sort of.” Let’s take an inventory. I have italicized my accounting below, subject to further thought and analysis: Question 1. Did you send the email attached to this letter to yourself? Do you have any reason to dispute the timestamp of the email? Answered. Question 2. When did you first become aware of the FBI’s investigation into allegations of collusion between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia? Not answered. Question 3. When did you become aware of any surveillance activities, including FISA applications, undertaken by the FBI in conducting that investigation? At the time you wrote this email to yourself, were you aware of either the October 2016 FISA application for surveillance of Carter Page or the January 2017 renewal? Partially answered. Question 4. Did anyone instruct, request, suggest, or imply that you should send yourself the aforementioned Inauguration Day email memorializing President Obama’s meeting with Mr. Comey about the Trump/Russia investigation? If so, who and why? Partially answered. Question 5. Is the account of the January 5, 2017 meeting presented in your email accurate?...

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Marines further lower infrantry officer standards, this time involving… hiking

Earlier this week we talked about recent changes to the U.S. Marines’ Infantry Officer Course (IOC) which must be passed by all prospective officers who would lead troops into battle. That change eliminated the punishing Combat Endurance Test (CET) as a required, “must pass” requirement to complete the course. While the Marines deny it, there was speculation that the move was designed to make it easier for female officers to pass. (Only one has managed to graduate the full IOC since all combat positions were opened to women under the Obama administration.) Now another change has been announced. This...

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Ebullient Trump Campaigns Again at CPAC

RUSH: Hey, quick question for those of you just tuning in to the program today: How many of you saw Trump’s CPAC speech? He went about an hour and 20 minutes. It was very raucous. But how many of you saw it? I, of course, watched it here. And you know, folks, I have to tell you. It was so great — and there’s about a thousand of ’em in there. It was so great seeing a bunch of young people cheering the president at a conference instead of watching him on CNN. It was just so much more...

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Kansas and Nebraska leaders welcome NRA convention after Dallas official’s warning

Leaders in Kansas and Nebraska are each opening their doors to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention after a top Dallas official suggested the gun rights group find a different host city. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, a Republican, took to Twitter on Friday to say that he and other residents in the Cornhusker State “love our constitutional rights” and welcome the convection in their state. Kansas’ Secretary of State Kris Kobach has also invited the group. “I’ve already reached out to the @NRA and urged them to bring the #NRA convention to #KS.,” Kobach tweeted Friday. “Kansans love our right to keep and bear...

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Governor Scott Releases Gun Control Measures

As expected, Florida Governor Rick Scott released a statement detailing his measure to combat future attacks such as the Parkland shooting from happening. In his “major action plan to keep Florida students safe,” Governor Scott explained that $500 million dollars will be allocated for mental health and school safety initiatives. After remembering the 17 students who lost their lives, Governor Scott explained that “This week we asked law enforcement leaders, education leaders, and health leaders from all over the state to drop what they were doing, clear their schedules, and immediately get up to Tallahassee for urgent conversations about...

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Federal and State Protections for Muslims Promoting Death, Torture, Terrorism to Un-Believers in America? The Law Says O…

“Islam is not a religion of peace. It’s a political theory of conquest that seeks domination by any means it can.”  – Ayaan Hirsi Ali When it comes to freedom of speech in this country, one should always recollect that no one has the right (No institution of the Church, the government, the media or individuals) to violate law in any sense of the word in what one calls freedom of speech. When it comes to freedom of speech in this country, one should always recollect that no one has the right (No institution of the Church, the government,...

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As Olympic Flames Flicker Out, New North Korea Sanctions Announced

The Winter Olympics have been plugging away for two weeks already, and with only a few days left of the expensive spectacle, trouble can be seen lurking on the horizon. The games themselves have been marred by controversy from the very start.  The contests’ proximity to the rogue nation of North Korea was troubling enough for many in the global community, but the idea that the despotic DPRK would march and compete side by side with their South Korean enemies was almost too much for some to imagine.  Concerns over a threat to the games coming from the Kim...

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Report: Four Broward County sheriff’s deputies didn’t enter Parkland school to stop shooting rampage

In a deadly massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the loss of at least 17 lives, new reports are surfacing that not just one Sheriff’s deputy, but four deputies waited for minutes outside the school during Nikolas Cruz’s rampage. Broward County Sheriff Steve Israel revealed on Friday, a day after CNN’s “scripted” gun control town hall, that deputy Scot Peterson waited for four minutes outside the school while Cruz was firing shots at defenseless schoolchildren and did “nothing” during the active shooter situation. Ahead of a potentially humiliating investigation for Peterson and...

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Facebook Ad Exec Points to Russia’s 2016 Election Irrelevance, Then Apologizes

A week ago, Facebook’s VP of Ads responded to Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians by posting a series of tweets at his personal account contending “very definitively that swaying the (2016) election was *NOT* the main goal.” Instead, Rob Goldman wrote, the Russians’ goal was to “divide America by using our institutions, like free speech and social media, against us.” A short time later, outside and inside pressure forced Goldman to apologize for his “uncleared thoughts.” Goldman’s tweets are below. The second tweet on the timing of Russian ad spending notes that “few outlets” have reported it “because it doesn’t align with the main media...

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Parkland Shooting FBI Tip Ignored: “He wants to kill people” and “he’s so into ISIS”

Law Enforcement Failures Mount, including Report Multiple Broward Officers Waited Outside As details of the Parkland school shooting slowly trickle out, the story grows worse. Every single sign was there. Repeatedly, law enforcement officials, both local and federal, failed to respond to repeated warnings that Cruz was going to shoot up a school. FBI Tip “He Wants to Kill People” and “he’s so into ISIS” completely ignored Friday, the New York Times published a transcript of a call made to the FBI on January 5th. A woman who called an FBI tip line in early January described a young...

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Fools, knaves, and the Knavs

After the 2016 election, the left and some Never Trumpers warned of dire consequences. Civil liberties would be curtailed. Court orders would be disobeyed. Russia would dictate our foreign policy. Trump would lead us into war. And that was just for starters. Nothing of the sort has occurred. Nothing close. This creates a problem for the left, its media allies, and some Never Trumpers. What happens when non-partisans realize that there are no catastrophic, or even particularly dark consequences from this presidency, just conservative policies and a bunch of unfortunate tweets? The answer is a dreaded one: Trump becomes “normalized.” This dread explains, I think, why lefty outlets like the Washington Post must feed readers a daily dose of anti-Trump material. On an ordinary day, the Post’s readers can expect a minimum of two front page stories a day of some alleged Trump outrage, plus more on the inside pages. Since a president, no matter how bad, cannot commit that many outrages per day, the Post’s stories are frequently ridiculous. The one I discussed yesterday by Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker is an example. Here’s another. Yesterday, the Post ran a front page story about how Melania Trump and her parents “very likely” are taking advantage of chain migration, notwithstanding Donald Trump’s attempt to change the law so as to limit such migration. Melania’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs,...

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Actually, there were four police officers waiting outside the school

It just keeps getting worse and worse. CNN reports it wasn’t just Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson who waited outside during the shooting, apparently, the first three officers to arrive on scene joined him in waiting outside, hiding behind their cars with their guns drawn: When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward...

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SAVAGE: GUN CONTROL REFORMS WILL BE DECIDED BY SUPREME COURT

The national debate has once again returned to gun control in the aftermath of the Parkland School Shooting where a violent maniac killed 17 innocent people. Of course, we can continue our bickering behind microphones and on TV cameras, but ultimately, the only decisions will be made in the courts. Looking to the law, we turn to one of our heroes on the conservative side and that would be the late Antonin Scalia. Justice Scalia was certifiably a great conservative Supreme Court justice. Never apologetic about his principles, we must ask what did Scalia have to say about the...

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Mentally Disturbed CNN Aims Anger at Trump, NRA

RUSH: So now we have learned even more about what went on at the school in Parkland, Florida. Queue up audio sound bite No. 19. This was yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale. The Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel, held a press conference and said this about one of his officers, Deputy Scot Peterson — who, as it turns out, was armed and was on duty at the school, at the time of the shooting. ISRAEL: What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in. REPORTER: What...

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A mulish commitment to stupidity on mass shootings

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: A mulish commitment to stupidity on mass shootings – Manafort faces new charges, blasts Gates’ guilty plea – DCCC goes against Democratic Texas primary candidate – Audible: ‘Thank you Google’ – Be like Orazio A MULISH COMMITMENT TO STUPIDITY ON MASS SHOOTINGS In real life, people know that the worst way to start at solving a problem is to assign blame.  In our homes, workplaces and relationships, those of us who have lived long enough to earn battle scars from blame casting know this very...

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Police Announce Program to Illegally Stop People for ‘SAFE Driving’ & Facebook Owns Them

Crestview, FL — In an unprecedented violation of the right of citizens to be free from unlawful search and seizure, the Crestview Police Department in Florida has announced a most insidious program. Driving safely is now a reason for cops to pull you over—under the guise that you’ll be “offered free pizza.” “A free Papa Murphy’s “FAVES” pizza awaits Crestview motorists who drive safely and courteously and get caught in the act,” reads the announcement on the department’s Facebook page. “Under this program, Crestview Police officers may initiate a traffic stop based upon observed safe operation of a motor vehicle,” Community...

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MSNBC’s Petulant Pundits Hurl Inexcusable Accusations at POTUS

Certainly, the horrific, mental-illness-induced attack at a Florida high school last week has escalated the national narrative on gun control to absurd lengths. The left is wholly refusing to recognize that confessed killer Nikolas Cruz was mentally disturbed, and no amount of gun control would not have prevented him from spreading his madness into the world at large. Secondly, and we mustn’t ever forget this, Cruz was known to authorities, including the FBI, as a person who was more than capable and willing to commit such an act, having telegraphed his massacre through a number of violent incidents and threats in the past....

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CNN’s Drew Griffin ambushes JROTC hero for calling out ‘scripted’ town hall, calls him a liar

CNN hit a new low as one of its reporters called out one of the Florida school shooting survivors as a liar. CNN’s Drew Griffin accused Colton Haab, the young JROTC member who helped shield his classmates from a mass shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, of lying about his encounter with the network. This is just a lie. Repeated over and over again. And yet a lie. Facts matter. https://t.co/nzXQQ9S9u6 — Drew Griffin (@DrewGriffinCNN) February 23, 2018 “This is just a lie. Repeated over and over again. And yet a lie. Facts matter,” Griffin tweeted...

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MSNBC Freaks: ‘Lying’ Trump’s ‘Strange’ Speech Was Like Dictators from Cuba, Venezuela

MSNBC hosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle on Friday suffered a total meltdown after Donald Trump’s CPAC speech, foaming that the “strange,” “lie”-filled address was reminiscent of brutal dictators such as Fidel Castro and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ruhle labeled certain comments “absurd across the board.”  Velshi fumed, “There were a lot of lies in the speech… It was a remarkable speech. It was lie to new topic to another lie. It was very strange speech.” How often were MSNBC hosts concerned about the big lies told by Barack Obama during his two terms? Immediately after the “truly sprawling, meandering” speech ended,...

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Enterprise Car Rental Cancels NRA Discounts After Pressure From Gun Control Activists

Car rental service Enterprise Rent-a-Car announced Tuesday evening that effective March 26, they will no longer provide discounts to NRA members. NRA discounts have been canceled not just at Enterprise but with Alamo Rent a Car and National Car Rental, both brands of Enterprise Holdings. Thank you for contacting us! All three of our brands have ended the discount for NRA members. This change will be effective March 26. Thank you again for reaching out. Kind regards, Michael — EnterpriseRentACar (@enterprisecares) February 23, 2018 Gun Controllers used Twitter to pressure businesses who have discounts for NRA members to #BoyCottNRA,...

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Trump mulls pulling ICE out of California

The battle between Washington and Sacramento over sanctuary city and sanctuary state policies doesn’t seem to be fading away to the back page. During recent remarks made this week from the White House, President Trump weighed in once again on the lack of cooperation that ICE and the Border Patrol are getting from state officials in California in terms of locating and apprehending criminal illegal aliens. In the past, Trump has sent out Jeff Sessions to threaten their JAG grants and other federal, law enforcement funding. This week he tossed out a completely different idea. Rather than trying to...

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