02/4/18

Palestinian Official States That ‘Nikki Haley Needs to Shut Up’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat just told Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley to “shut up” and refrain from criticizing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The arrogance here is breathtaking. He is trying to put Haley in her place. That’s not going to work. He accused President Donald Trump’s administration of orchestrating a “coup” to get rid of the Palestinian leadership.

“Nikki Haley needs to shut up and realize that the Palestinian leadership is not the problem,” the top Palestinian diplomat said in an interview with the Palestinian Al-Watan Voice news website. “Instead, the problem is the Israeli occupation and the policies it continues to pursue. I’m not saying that we don’t make mistakes; every society and every government makes mistakes.” It’s always the Jews fault, right? What an anti-Semitic douchebag.

Those heated remarks come after Haley condemned a speech given by Abbas last week at the PLO’s most recent meeting. He spread lies and anti-Semitic verbal abuse against Israel. You know, Caroline Glick is right… it’s time for the US to walk away from the PLO. “She called for overthrowing the democratically elected Palestinian president,” Erekat complained, calling the UN envoy “impudent.” What this asshat didn’t say was that Abbas’ four-year term ended in 2012 and since then no elections have been held.

“This is the president who led the peace process and promoted the principle of the two-state solution,” Erekat said. “Now this ambassador is accusing him of lacking courage, and is calling for replacing him.” And Nikki Haley is right… that’s exactly what should happen. “The Palestinian people are loyal to their martyrs, prisoners, wounded, struggles, steadfastness and heroism. This is the reality. The Palestinians are the only ones who are entitled to hold their leaders accountable.” Yes, and they are loyal to slaughtering innocent Jews in the name of Allah… let’s not forget that point either.

In her speech last week, Haley slammed Abbas for peddling “outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories.” “President Abbas declared the landmark Oslo Peace Accords dead. He rejected any American role in peace talks. He insulted the American President. He called for suspending recognition of Israel. He invoked an ugly and fictional past, reaching back to the 17th century to paint Israel as a colonialist project engineered by European powers,” Haley said. “A speech that indulges in outrageous and discredited conspiracy theories is not the speech of a person with the courage and the will to seek peace,” she added.

“I ask here today, where is the Palestinian King Hussein? Where is the Palestinian Anwar Sadat?” she continued, paying homage to the Jordanian and Egyptian leaders who made peace with Israel. “If President Abbas demonstrates he can be that type of leader, we would welcome it. His recent actions demonstrate the total opposite.” Man, that left a mark. I love it.

Erekat stated that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his envoy’s incendiary comments was tantamount to staging a “coup” against the “Palestinian political system.” No, it’s not. Trump did the right thing. It should have been done long ago. And I would really suggest that he not beg for a real coup here. He might just find out what one really looks like. Israel and the U.S., he said, sought to “liquidate the Palestinian national project.” Neither have done any such thing. This is hyperbole to gin up violence and justify the slaughter of more innocent people, whose only crime is they are a different religion.

“U.S. and Israeli officials are saying that any Palestinian leader who insists on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of Palestine and is committed to the right of return, in accordance with United Nations resolution 194, should be removed from power and replaced,” he said. Hard to argue with that. “The Palestinian leadership has told the Americans and Israelis that, even after 1,000 years, they will not find any Palestinian who will collaborate with their scheme,” Erekat said. We don’t expect to, but we do expect that one way or another, the violence will end. “We will take Trump’s decision [to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel] to the International Court of Justice and we will seek membership in more international agencies,” he said. Good luck with that… it means squat.

“We don’t seek a confrontation or a fight with the U.S. administration,” Erekat said. “On the contrary — they are the ones taking several steps. The U.S. administration is itself saying that it’s not an honest broker in the peace process. Therefore, we are seeking, together with international parties, to convene an international conference for peace.” Oh, bull crap. Again, I suggest they don’t pick a fight they can’t finish. Nikki Haley and President Trump do not suffer bigoted fools well.

02/3/18

Nancy Pelosi Ratchets Up Divisive Rhetoric… Nunes Memo Could Lead to ‘Constitutional Crisis’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The rhetoric coming from Democrats is off the charts nuts. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is now saying that the release of the FISA memo alleging abuse by the FBI and the Justice Department could easily lead to a “constitutional crisis.” Yesterday, Donny Deutsch on MSNBC called for a revolt and an uprising in the streets to remove Trump from office. But Pelosi’s fighting words are a bit more nuanced. “It’s appalling. It’s a misrepresentation. It isn’t even a release of intelligence material. It’s a release of a distortion of it. Its purpose is, of course, to thwart the Mueller investigation,” Pelosi said Friday. “If the President uses this fake, horrible release of distorted intelligence as an excuse to fire [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein or [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller, it could lead to a constitutional crisis.” Is that a threat?

Never mind the fact that Trump has not fired Mueller or that the White House today said there are no plans to fire Rod Rosenstein either, Pelosi is playing a lying bully here. She’s threatening the President with dire consequences if he dares to do what he thinks is right. Frankly, I think both of them should be fired, but it would bring on an obstruction of justice charge. Trump and his attorneys know this and are playing their cards close their vests, just as they should here.

Pelosi is continuing to get more shrill by the day, which should alarm sane Democrats out there. She says Republicans “cherry-picked” information about the Russia probe in an attempt to discredit the Mueller investigation. They didn’t and that will be validated as other information is released. “They’re not representing the facts to the American people, and yet the President has given it his imprimatur. This is unprecedented to the nth degree,” Pelosi said. Yes, they are… the left used a fake Russian dossier to obtain a fraudulent FISA warrant numerous times. They took planted propaganda from the Russians and ran with it regardless of the consequences in their fervor to remove a sitting President from office. They lied to the FISA court and to the American people. I think that about covers it.

“The GOP memo is a disgrace,” Trump said in the Oval Office Friday. “Let’s see what happens… But a lot of people should be ashamed.” And he’s right. In fact, as Louie Gohmert and others have said, people should go to prison over this. This is just the beginning… more memos are on the way and the State Department is next to get hit over all this dirt.

Pelosi claimed Trump had “abdicated his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief to protect the American people by protecting our intelligence sources and the rest.” And, she singled out House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Munes, R-CA, for green-lighting the information’s release, calling him a “stooge for the President.” Before the FISA memo was released, Pelosi sent a letter to Paul Ryan that claimed “Nunes’ deliberately dishonest actions make him unfit to serve as chairman” and demanded that he be “removed immediately from his position.” That’s not going to happen Nancy, no matter how much you carp.

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Il) also took to Twitter to criticize the release of the memo. “Using the Nunes Memo as a pretext to fire Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller, or other DOJ leadership would clearly be an attempt to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation,” Durbin stated. His post includes a letter to the President, warning him that using the memo as an excuse to fire Rosenstein, Mueller, or other Justice Department officials “could result in a constitutional crisis of the kind not seen since the Saturday Night Massacre.” The senator was referring to former President Richard Nixon’s orders to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox in the midst of the Watergate scandal in 1973. That order led to the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus.

However, the real Watergate-type scandal here is the weaponization of the media and our intel agencies against innocent Americans by Democrats. This time I don’t think they are going to get away with it. They are trying to keep our borders open to let in as many illegal aliens as they can to change forever the voting demographic in this country, while at the same time trying to unseat a sitting President of the United States in a soft coup.

Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley believes nothing in the House Intelligence Committee memo “remotely” justifies the extreme rhetoric from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and FBI Director Christopher Wray. Or other Democrats either… and Turley is a Democrat. I could not agree more. “Those of us who have been working in national security cases a long time expected there to be some type of footprint of sources and methods,” he said, appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday. “There wasn’t. This thing wasn’t even remotely classified,” Turley added. “That really concerns a lot of us because it’s the use of classification laws for tactical purposes.” Bingo!

“Critics have said for years that the FBI and other agencies have been classifying material to avoid embarrassment,” Turley stated. “This may be the most public and relatively rare example of that,” the law professor brilliantly argued. “There is nothing remotely in this memo that justifies the rhetoric used by Minority Leader Pelosi and ranking member [Rep. Adam] Schiff. They all said there would be dire consequences,” he continued. “The FBI director said there would be grave problems that would arise with the release. And then you look at the memo and it’s sort of an empty grave.”

The memo “was written to avoid sources and methods,” Turley continued. “It was confirming that the dossier was a critical part, if not the determinative part in securing that FISA order,” he explained. “So, the question returns us to why did all of these members say that this would jeopardize national security?” The big question is why all the lying? What are they hiding and afraid of? “When you say there’s a national security risk about a document being released and it is something of this kind that doesn’t have any sources of methods or sensitive information, it’s a problem,” Turley said. “Because that’s lying to the American people.”

And that’s it in a nutshell… you can’t believe a word these Marxists are saying. And you can’t believe the media or the intelligence agencies anymore. They have been corrupted by the left. Time for a do-over.

02/3/18

This Is Just The Beginning… Nunes Drops BOMBSHELL After Releasing The Memo

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) stated yesterday exactly what I said… there’s a lot more coming down the pike on all this. This is just the beginning. There will be more memos released as the committee concludes its investigation into the abuse of FISA warrants by the Obama administration. The State Department is next on the chopping block here.

While appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report” with host Bret Baier, Nunes confirmed what Monica Crowley was referring to yesterday. That the FISA memo is only the beginning of the investigation into all this corruption. When asked by Baier if more memos would come out, Nunes responded, “Yes, this completes just the FISA abuse portion of our investigation,” adding that the “investigation is ongoing.” “We are in the middle of what I call ‘phase two’ of our investigation, which involves other departments,” Nunes continued. “Specifically, the State Department and some of the involvement they had in this.”

If I were Democrats, I’d buckle up tight. This is going to be a very rough ride for them and deservedly so. When the FISA memo was released yesterday, there was a collective meltdown on the left and in the media. Democrats alleged that key facts were left out of the memo and that it endangered national security. As I understand it, the memo did not leave out key facts and in fact was of no consequence to national security either. It was marked classified to hide what they were doing. They said the memo was misleading and accused Republicans of trying to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

The memo asserts that former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe stated in closed-door testimony that without the anti-Trump dossier, the FBI would not have been able to secure surveillance warrants against the Trump campaign. It also claims the dossier’s author, Christopher Steele, expressed a personal animus toward Trump. That is true and I have noticed that none of the Democrats are outwardly contesting the memo and the contents of it… they are saying that it helps Putin and is unfair. Typical.

Nunes, who co-wrote the memo with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), said he didn’t want to release the memo, but he had an obligation to the American people when he saw FISA abuse. And we owe Nunes a debt of gratitude for doing so. It was the right thing to do. “I have an obligation to the American people when we see FISA abuse,” Nunes said. “These are secret courts that exist to target for foreigners, for catching terrorists, for catching people who might be bad actors and the American citizens that are represented before this court have to be protected, and the only place that can protect them is the U.S. Congress when abuses do occur.”

“They wouldn’t have received a warrant without the dossier,” Nunes said. “The dossier was presented to the court as if it was true. The court was not told that the Democrats actually paid for this.” Nunes was adamant that it’s wrong that the FBI used opposition research, paid for by the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign, to secure surveillance on at least one Trump associate. He also said there’s “damning” evidence that the courts were misled in an attempt to surveil a Trump campaign member.

Nunes characterized Democrats on the committee as dishonest actors who are not interested in the truth. “They know they’re not being honest actors, and I get tired of playing wack-a-mole everyday with the Democrats on this committee who never wanted to start this investigation in the first place,” he said, later adding: “These guys tell so many lies you can’t keep track of them.”

As for allegations about collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, Nunes noted that much of the information in the dossier came from Russian sources. “So there’s clear evidence of collusion with the Russians,” Nunes said. “It just happens to be with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.” Exactly.

02/2/18

John McCain: FISA Memo Serves No American Interests, Only Russia’s

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has released a statement after the FISA memo was released today. McCain is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and he’s saying that the memo does not serve the interests of America, “only Putin’s.” Is that how you felt sir when you handed the phony propagandic Russian dossier over to James Comey? Pray tell, whose interests were you serving when you gave that to him, knowing full well it was not vetted and would undermine President Trump? Just curious.

In McCain’s statement, which I will post here in a minute, he talks about how the Russians tried to influence the 2016 election. Indeed they did. But they’ve been doing that for decades. Not until President Trump came along did any of you feel strongly enough about Russia to do something. Then suddenly you were anti-Russian. Huh… go figure. I’m sure it had nothing to do with wanting to destroy Trump, did it McCain?

Here’s McCain’s statement:

In 2016, the Russian government engaged in an elaborate plot to interfere in an American election and undermine our democracy. Russia employed the same tactics it has used to influence elections around the world, from France and Germany to Ukraine, Montenegro, and beyond. Putin’s regime launched cyberattacks and spread disinformation with the goal of sowing chaos and weakening faith in our institutions. And while we have no evidence that these efforts affected the outcome of our election, I fear they succeeded in fueling political discord and dividing us from one another.

The latest attacks on the FBI and Department of Justice serve no American interests – no party’s, no president’s, only Putin’s. The American people deserve to know all of the facts surrounding Russia’s ongoing efforts to subvert our democracy, which is why Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation must proceed unimpeded. Our nation’s elected officials, including the president, must stop looking at this investigation through the warped lens of politics and manufacturing partisan sideshows. If we continue to undermine our own rule of law, we are doing Putin’s job for him.

I agree that we need to ferret out Russian and Chinese plants in our government. I’m all for that because we are lousy with them. But that’s not what Mueller is doing. He’s on a quest to unseat a sitting President. Yep, he got Manafort and I’m glad for that. I also think Flynn is dirty and not the hero some on the right make him out to be. As for Carter Page, he’s a Russian plant if I’ve ever seen one. But Page approached Trump, not the other way around and he did not last long in connection to the Trump campaign. The bad guy here is Putin, not Trump. There’s never been any evidence otherwise.

Here is the released FISA memo:

The FBI and the DOJ are dirty as hell. The memo also details how those senior officials in the DOJ and the FBI misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on how the Trump dossier was actually opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). They knew it was crap and used it as the basis to get a warrant anyway. Carter Page should go down, but he was used as an excuse to get at Trump. Not cool. This is a scandal bigger than Watergate ever was and there’s a lot more dirt coming down the pike according to Monica Crowley. This is just the beginning. Both agencies should be gutted and rebooted. This time with people who are actually vetted with real security clearances.

Last December it was revealed that it was McCain who passed the Steele dossier to former FBI Director James Comey. McCain met with Andrew Wood in Halifax, Canada at the Halifax Security Forum in Canada in November 2016 and they discussed the dossier. McCain has been wrapped up in this since the beginning. He’s a Democrat playing at being Republican and he has a massive hatred going on for Trump. McCain had his associate David Kramer travel to London to meet with Steele and get briefed on the dossier. They arranged to get a hard copy of the dossier to McCain and he gave it to Comey.

So, tell us again, Senator McCain… exactly whose interests do you serve? Because you look mighty cozy with the left and the Russians to me.

02/2/18

Pentagon Unveils New Aggressive Nuclear Weapons Strategy To Counter Russia And China

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Today, the Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy that does away with the Obama-era of downsizing our arsenal and kneeling before our enemies. It calls for the introduction of two new types of weapons. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said in an introductory note to the new policy that the changes reflect a need to “look reality in the eye” and “see the world as it is, not as we wish it to be.” In other words, the US is back and we are reinstating and growing the greatest military on the face of the planet.

While Obama laughingly talked about a moral obligation to lead by example in ridding the world of nuclear weapons while baring our throat to our enemies, Trump and Mattis are leading the military in building might and strength. We won’t be the ones cowering in a corner anymore… our enemies will instead know the terror of picking a fight with the world’s foremost super power. Mattis is now fingering Russia and China as our biggest enemies, with Iran and North Korea rounding out the axis of evil.

“Over the course of the last several years, Russia and China have been building new types and kinds of nuclear weapons, both delivery systems and actual warheads,” Air Force General Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told journalists earlier this week. “We have not, which means the capability of Russian and Chinese nuclear arsenals is actually getting better against ours.” Which is something I have been writing on since Obama came into power. Now, we find ourselves in a dangerous position of playing catch-up with weaponry and forces. President Trump vowed to expand and strengthen our military forces as well as our nuclear capabilities. That is now becoming a reality, thank God. Trump also vowed during his State of the Union address on Tuesday to build a nuclear arsenal “so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression.”

Russia has now reemerged as a geopolitical foe, because as I have said for years, the Cold War never ended… it shifted. China has roared to the forefront as well. Both have invested heavily in their nuclear arsenals and cyber weaponry. North Korea is now very close to having the capability of striking the US homeland with a nuclear warhead or taking out our power grid with an EMP. Both Russia and China have developed EMP weapons to target low altitude satellites that would blind us in a war scenario and take out our infrastructure. Nuclear war is now a very real threat. Sweden just issued pamphlets warning of imminent war… the first real conflict they have seen in more than 100 years.

War could break out at any time, but right after the Olympics is the timing that the military is watching very carefully in regards to North Korea. Russia is making moves not only in Syria, but on other European fronts. China is gearing up for war in the South China Sea. The policy unveiled Friday envisions the introduction of so-called “low-yield nukes” on submarine-launched ballistic missiles. Make no mistake, we already know the roster of the enemy when war comes this time. We’re still very sketchy who will be our allies however. White House officials want the Pentagon to come up with more options for a military strike against North Korea… whether that is true or not, as President Trump has said, we have run out of road.

Russia possesses a large arsenal of small nuclear weapons that the United States mostly lacks. We need to fix that and fast. The Pentagon worries that Moscow could seize part or all of a US ally state and then detonate a small nuclear weapon to prevent American troops from coming to the rescue. That is a very real threat. Washington would be forced to choose between launching a much larger scale nuclear attack on Russia or responding with less serious conventional arms that would make Washington look weak. The Pentagon says it wants a proportionate weapon to match the threat.

The Pentagon’s new policy also covers longer-term plans to reintroduce a nuclear submarine-launched cruise missile called a SLCM (“slick-em”), which the administration of President George H.W. Bush stopped deploying and the Obama administration ordered removed from our stockpiles. These weapons could reassure Japan and South Korea that we can handle threats from North Korea and put pressure on Russia to stop violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Communists and liberals are screaming over this. Too freaking bad. If we are to survive as a nation, we must deter war with a massive show of strength. That’s all that bullies such as Russian, China, Iran and North Korea understand. And yes, a crippling cyber-attack is an act of war. The US would only ever use nuclear weapons in “extreme circumstances.” The same cannot be said for our enemies. Rob Soofer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy, said the introduction of new capabilities should in fact raise the threshold by making Russia less likely to think it can get away with a limited nuclear attack against the United States or its allies.

Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the review was consistent with US policy dating back decades. He said the idea that the United States would revert to a nuclear attack in response to a simple cyber-attack was inaccurate. We are far more likely to launch our own cyber-attack in retaliation. “We reserve the right to use nuclear weapons when our national interests, our population or infrastructure are attacked with significant consequence,” Selva said, suggesting that any such attack that results in a high number of deaths could provoke a US nuclear response.

That’s called peace through strength and that should have always been our policy. A compensatory response is on the table. The US will always respond in kind to being attacked. I am relieved that this policy is going into effect. Our enemies have been put on notice.

01/29/18

FBI Releases Documentation Stating RT Founder Beat Himself To Death In His Hotel Room

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Back in November of 2015, I wrote about the founder of RT dropping dead of a heart attack in DC. I didn’t buy it and I still don’t. And it looks like my gut was right again. The FBI just released the results of their investigation into the matter and they caused me to actually laugh out loud yesterday. They wonder why no one believes anything coming out of the FBI these days. This is why. The media mogul and founder of RT allegedly beat himself to death by repeatedly smashing his head and upper body into the ground. Excuse me? That’s a far cry from a heart attack, which was their official cause of death… until it wasn’t.

Let me tell you a little story. This reminds me of the time in Vegas where a mob guy that I was acquainted with, drove his Ferrari into the desert. He got out and took all his clothes off and then folded them neatly on the seat. He proceeded to handcuff his own hands behind his back, walk himself out into the desert and shoot himself in the back of the head. True story. I kid you not… that’s what the authorities claimed at the time. I believe that story just about as much as the RT guy literally beating himself to death by smashing his head on the ground. Give me a freaking break.

Medical examiners in DC say Mikhail Lesin, a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was killed by blunt force trauma. Gee, what do you wanna bet Putin had him offed? It was meant to send a message and it wasn’t one of ours that did it. The police are still investigating it, but won’t call it a criminal act. Not yet… well over a year after the fact. That’s insane.

In November of 2015, the Free Thought Project reported that Mikhail Lesin, the former head of media affairs for the Russian government, and the founder of Russia Today (RT), was found dead in the hotel room that he was staying at in Washington, DC. The official line was heart attack, but the guy was pretty young and it just didn’t pass the sniff test. The documents the FBI just released are of course heavily redacted, so they tell you pretty much squat. The investigation ended in October of 2016. Why did it take well over a year to come to this conclusion? Why the lies? Why the cover-up?

The District of Colombia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) and Metropolitan Police Department said that “blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities and lower extremities” contributed to Lesin’s death. There’s no way this guy did that to himself. “The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has released the cause and manner of death for Mikhail Lesin… Cause of Death: blunt force injuries of the head,” the statement said. “Mr. Lesin died as a result of blunt for injuries to his head, with contributing causes being blunt force injuries of the neck, torso, upper extremities, and lower extremities, which were induced by falls, with acute ethanol intoxication,” the report states. So, he got drunk and beat himself to death by falling down? You are kidding right? Anyone else have a huge problem with this? Bueller?

And careful of the media here… Zero Hedge is blaming the US and not the Russians. Both are to blame and you can bet Putin is behind this death. If the CIA or NSA had been behind it, the guy would have disappeared. Something is very, very wrong with this case. “Based on the evidence, including video footage and witness interviews, Mr. Lesin entered his hotel room on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, after days of excessive consumption of alcohol and sustained the injuries that resulted in his death while alone in his hotel room,” the US attorney for the District of Columbia said in a statement. Right.

RT is the propaganda arm for the Russians. Lesin had fallen out of favor with Putin shortly before his untimely death. He had diplomatic and asylum status and no one will talk about why he was really here. According to the NY Times, until late 2014, Lesin ran the media wing of the state’s energy giant, Gazprom, before stepping down or, more likely, being forced out. He ended up in the United States, where he and his family owned properties in Los Angeles said to be worth far more than the salary of the former government minister. I figured he was in it with Putin and the Russian mob, which would explain a lot here.

Some US Senators, including Roger Wicker of Mississippi, had called for the Department of Justice to open an investigation into Lesin’s finances prior to his death. I think that is an excellent idea and prudent considering his early demise. “That a Russian public servant could have amassed the considerable funds required to acquire and maintain these assets in Europe and the United States raises serious questions,” Wicker said. I agree.

The original announcement of the heart attack back in November 2015 makes this case all the more ominous considering the fact that the medical examiner’s office also said Lesin’s body had blunt force trauma to the neck, torso, arms and legs too. How did authorities overlook his wounds? Or did they just not divulge them?

As RT reports, Lesin was considered one of the most influential figures in the Russian media landscape. A graduate of Moscow State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, he served as Minister of Press and Mass Media from 1999 to 2004. He was also a presidential media adviser from 2004 to 2009. Lesin became chief executive officer at Garprom-Media in 2013 and remained in the position until early 2015. I have no problem believing that Putin offed him… what I have an issue with is why our government is covering it up.

01/19/18

FISA Abuse By DOJ And FBI Shocks House: ‘Worse Than Watergate’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

This is disturbing and sounds very damning. Members of the House on Thursday said they viewed a “shocking” classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in relation to the investigation of the Trump campaign and called for it to be declassified and made available to the public immediately. Many House members were alarmed by what they read in the memo. Several said there is no doubt anymore whatsoever that the abuse by Obama, the DOJ and FBI against President Trump and his campaign was far worse than Watergate ever was.

“It’s troubling. It is shocking,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Fox News. “Part of me wishes that I didn’t read it because I don’t want to believe that those kinds of things could be happening in this country that I call home and love so much.” I know, but we have all known for a long time that these things were indeed happening. It’s time to drag all of this into the open and let Americans see what has been going on once and for all before it is too late. “The facts contained in this memo are jaw-dropping and demand full transparency. There is no higher priority than the release of this information to preserve our democracy,” said Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), a member of the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the DOJ and the FBI.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) went so far as calling what he saw in the memo “sickening” and said it was “worse than Watergate.” King is one of the most honest men I know and that is very strong language from him. He would not say it if it were not true. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), another Judiciary Committee member, called the memo “deeply troubling” and said it raises questions about the “Obama DOJ and Comey FBI.” That one is all over Twitter this morning as well. “The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation,” he tweeted. “You think about, ‘is this happening in America or is this the KGB?’ That’s how alarming it is,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) told Fox News. “It is so alarming the American people have to see this,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, also told Fox.

All of this happened after Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee, whose investigators compiled the classified memo, voted Thursday to make it available to all House members. Every Democrat on the committee voted against it. Figures. Then House members viewed the memo in its entirety, hence the shock and outrage. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) says the contents of the memo could very well lead to the firing and possible prosecution of senior DOJ and FBI officials. “I think that this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail,” he said on Fox News’ Hannity. Gaetz stated that this also explains why Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Judiciary Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) recently pinpointed the Fusion GPS dossier author Christopher Steele for a criminal investigation. “I think there will be criminal implications here,” Gaetz added.

The memo reportedly contains information about the dossier put together by Fusion GPS that allege Trump and members of his team colluded with Russians in the 2016 election, according to a report by investigative journalist Sara Carter. She has been all over this from the beginning. In October, we found out that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee funded the fake dossier so it could be used against President Trump. Even though this was political in nature, it was supposedly used by the FBI to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Who in my book is a Russian plant, but the way this was handled was unethical and illegal. Page should have been gone after on his own dirty dealings with the Russians, not like this. He obviously targeted Trump for them. Instead, they have attempted to tie Trump to Page and call him guilty as well. It’s a set up. And in fact, they have not proven Page guilty as of yet, although I am certain he is.

The Obama administration went all in to undermine Trump’s presidential campaign. They employed “police state” tactics that included spying on the Trump campaign. Members of the public and Congress are now calling for the document to be declassified and released to the public. DeSantis said the House Intelligence Committee, pursuant to House rules, should vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. “While the report is classified as Top Secret, I believe the select committee should, pursuant to House rules, vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. This is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth,” he said. “Rule X of the House Rules allows the select committee to publicly disclose any information in its possession after a determination by the select committee that the public interest would be served by such disclosure.”

According to House Rules, if the House Intelligence Committee votes to make the report public, President Trump would have five days to issue an objection. If he objected, it would take a vote on the House floor. I highly doubt the President would object. This is living proof that he has been targeted and those involved must answer to the rule of law here. Otherwise, we are no better than other corrupt governments where politicians get away with targeting their enemies to eliminate them.

01/18/18

CNN’s Comrade Jim Acosta Claims Trump ‘Is the King of Fake News’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Here we go again with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Boy, this guy is just full of himself. CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta slammed President Trump as the “king of fake news” while he was sitting on a panel for an event hosted by the Newseum in Washington, DC and the Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday night. He was joined by other White House correspondents, including Fox News’ John Roberts and Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan, to discuss freedom of the press in the US. It would have been far more appropriate to discuss media as a propaganda tool for Marxists, but whatever.

Politico reporter Cristiano Lima brought up the fact that CNN won several categories (four I believe) in President Trump’s Fake News Awards. They were released on the GOP’s web site last night which went down due to the amount of traffic that swung their way to see the results. Lima then asked for a response from the correspondents. Cue comrade Acosta, who couldn’t wait to chime in: “I would say—having been called fake news myself, that the president of the United States is the king of fake news. He is the king of fake news,” Acosta said. “He said Barack Obama was not born in this country. He said Mexicans are rapists and criminals. He has said many things.” So has CNN and Trump’s statements are mostly accurate… you can’t say the same for CNN.

Acosta continued by claiming that Trump lied about millions of undocumented immigrants causing him to lose the popular vote and about the size of his inauguration crowd in Washington, DC. What a putz. “The list goes on and on,” Acosta said. “I don’t want people to think that I’m saying that because I have an axe to grind, or I’m here to criticize or be political or have an agenda or whatever you were saying earlier. It’s just a fact.” That’s exactly what we think, Jim, because it’s true. You are a political hack and that you even call yourself a journalist is a really bad joke.

“We’ve been saying there’s an apple and there’s a banana. We’ve been sticking to apples. They’re throwing out a lot of bananas,” Acosta continued. “It’s unfortunate that the President has sunk to that level where he has to go around issuing these kinds of awards. It’s just not what you would think would happen in this country.” You wouldn’t think that the free press would shill for communists either, but here we are.

Acosta considers it a “badge of honor” to be thrown out of the Oval Office. I would revoke his press credentials and then he can wear that too. During that conference where Trump told him to get ‘out’, Acosta asked Trump if he was a racist after the President was accused of calling Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations “s—hole countries.” Trump denies saying that and I believe him. He said he used “tough” language, but not the language he was accused of. And miraculously, the only person who heard him say that was Turban Durbin, a known liar.

Last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group that promotes press freedom worldwide and co-hosted Wednesday night’s event, presented the “Press Oppressor Awards” and they gave Trump the “Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom.” Really? I call that ironic when Putin is pushing reporters out of windows and poisoning them… but Trump!

“Authorities in China, Syria, and Russia have adopted Trump’s ‘fake news’ epithet, and [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan has applauded at least one of his verbal attacks on journalists,” the CPJ wrote. “As Trump and other Western powers fail to pressure the world’s most repressive leaders into improving the climate for press freedom, the number of journalists in prison globally is at a record high.” Yes and that has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with communism and Islamists. These people are concerned with freedom of the press. They want Marxism and Trump is in the way of that.

As long as I’m here, I might as well share with you the awards from last night:

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report of Russian collusion.

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

5. The Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter Dave Weigel showed a picture of the empty arena HOURS before a sold out crowd started pouring in.

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. The Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

And for an even more comprehensive list as determined by Breitbart’s John Nolte… check it out here. It’s well worth your time and quite accurate. Heh.

01/17/18

China Has Been Eliminating CIA Informants – The FBI Arrests The Mole Responsible

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka Zhen Cheng Li, 53, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, was arrested on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information. He’s been a very bad spy. This one was particularly bad as a matter of fact. He’s being charged with mishandling secret information concerning the recruitment of CIA agents, the Justice Department announced. And I would imagine those charges will expand quite a bit. Lee was at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport when he was taken down. But his stomping grounds are in Hong Kong.

Lee had been under surveillance since 2012, when agents secretly searched his Honolulu hotel room and found two books containing secrets about recruited CIA “assets.” You can read the criminal complaint here. Lee is a naturalized US citizen who resides in Hong Kong and works for a well-known auction house. He was in the Army from 1982 to 1986. He graduated from Hawaii Pacific University in 1992.

Lee became a CIA agent in 1994 and was with the agency until 2007. According to FBI Special Agent Kellie R. O’Brien, he was trained in “methods of covert communications, surveillance detection, recruitment of assets, handling of assets, payment of assets, operational security, and documenting, handling and securing classified information.” O’Brien was the FBI counterspy who wrote the criminal complaint filed in federal court on Jan. 13. It was just unsealed. Dana J. Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security and US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, made the announcement.

Lee held a top-secret clearance. He is said to have had access to sensitive compartmented information. That info was utilized to protect intelligence programs. According to court documents, in August 2012, Lee and his family left Hong Kong to return to the United States to live in northern Virginia. While traveling back to the United States, Lee and his family had hotel stays in Hawaii and Virginia. During each of the hotel stays, FBI agents conducted court-authorized searches of Lee’s room and luggage, and found that Lee was in unauthorized possession of materials relating to national defense. Specifically, agents found two small books containing handwritten notes that contained classified information, including, but not limited to, true names and phone numbers of assets and covert CIA employees, operational notes from asset meetings, operational meeting locations and locations of covert facilities.

There are no specifics in the criminal complaint stating that Lee was spying for China, but it’s a good bet he was. The CIA is not commenting on that and neither is the Department of Justice. That pretty much speaks for itself. The arrest appears linked to the ongoing US counterintelligence probe into how the Chinese government systematically crippled CIA agent networks inside China. The Chinese have been killing off CIA informants and that is probably linked to Lee’s activities. In May, the New York Times reported the Chinese government had unraveled all CIA spying operations in China beginning in 2010. The report, quoting intelligence officials, suggested the loss of the agents was the result of a retired Chinese-American CIA officer who spied for China.

Because of the betrayal, China eliminated between 18 and 20 CIA sources in China. CIA counterspies focused on “a Chinese-American who had left the CIA shortly before the intelligence losses began.” That is most likely Lee. “Some investigators believed he had become disgruntled and had begun spying for China,” the Times reported. “One official said the man had access to the identities of CIA informants and fit all the indicators on a matrix used to identify espionage threats.” Lee was in court this week in New York City and was charged with unlawful retention of national defense information. If convicted, he can get up to ten years in prison. That’s pretty light for treason don’t you think? Is that all 20 lives are worth these days?

Officials familiar with the case say it is unlikely that Lee will be charged with espionage, which can carry the death penalty. It may be that the government doesn’t have the proof required for such a charge, or that it doesn’t want to air secrets in an open courtroom. That is a travesty all in itself. Officials said the number of informants lost in China rivaled losses in the Soviet Union and Russia during the betrayals of both Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen, formerly of the CIA and the FBI. They divulged intelligence operations to Moscow for years.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Neil Hammerstrom of the Eastern District of Virginia. He prosecuted the case of Pentagon official James Fondren who worked at Pacific Command. Fondren was convicted in 2009 of passing classified information to a Chinese agent. Let me tell you something, this country is just lousy with Chinese spies. A concerted effort should be made to ferret out all of them in government agencies, universities and corporations in the US. And charges for espionage should be a lot stiffer than this. It’s almost a certainty that the Chinese have hacked the CIA’s lines of communication. Perhaps they should do something about that as well. This is one of the worst intelligence breaches in decades. But it’s the ones we don’t know of or haven’t caught that worry me.

01/16/18

Out! Trump Tells CNN’s Acosta To Leave After Questions About ‘S***hole’ Comment

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

CNN’s Jim Acosta just doesn’t have any common sense whatsoever. In the Roosevelt Room, President Trump took questions from the media today and there was Acosta front and center asking Trump over and over and over again about the alleged sh*thole remark. At the end of a joint appearance with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Trump was asked by Acosta whether he said in a bipartisan meeting that he wants more immigrants from Norway. He kept asking about white people coming from Norway… he was clearly advancing questions that basically called the President a racist. Tacky. Why the hell don’t they pull his press credentials? I mean, you can’t really call what he’s doing reporting.

“I want them to come in from everywhere. … Thank you very much,” Trump said, as a White House aide urged the press to leave. Acosta then asked Trump whether he favors immigrants just from white or Caucasian countries. Of course, Acosta didn’t take the hint and finally President Trump looked right at him and said, “Out.” That was pretty darn clear and it looked like Acosta ran out of there with his tail between his legs. Which he did, because he then proceeded to whine on Twitter like a whipped cur.

Jim Acosta accused White House press aides on Tuesday of trying to “drown out” his questions for President Trump by shouting when he tried to ask them. Who could blame them? Acosta in a series of tweets claimed it was a deliberate attempt to stop him from asking the President questions. “As I attempted to ask questions in Roosevelt Room of Trump, WH press aides shouted in my face to drown out my questions,” Acosta tweeted. “I have never encountered that before.”

What a paranoid, fragile moron. They were getting all of the press out of there. But it was Acosta who was being obtrusive and rude, so he got special treatment just as he deserved. And from what I saw that is not what happened at all. He went on, “What occurred reminded me of something I would see in a different country. Certainly not at the WH. Certainly not in the U.S.” There he goes with communist dictator references. And yet, when there was an actual commie in the White House, Acosta groveled before him. More: “When I tried to follow up on this in the Oval Office, Trump told me to get “out.” We then went to the Roosevelt Room where WH aides obstructed us from asking questions.”

Despite what Acosta is claiming, the press was not manhandled by Trump’s aides. There was a certain period for questions and it was made clear that the sh*thole topic would not fly. But Acosta just had to play the victim and try to smear the President every bit he could. That’s what CNN pays him to do these days… not report. When Trump pointed his finger and said, “out” to Acosta, I think it was abundantly clear he’d had enough of the jerk. I don’t blame the President in the least for kicking the asshat out. Good. No pity here for the red snowflake. None at all. What a sniveling, partisan hack.

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