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    Barry & HRC at Center of Ukraine-Iran Nexus: Rep Investigating HRC Imprisoned According To Allegations



    LAWRENCE DAVID

    Barry & HRC at Center of Ukraine-Iran Nexus: Rep Investigating HRC Imprisoned According To Allegations


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    Published on January 7, 2020

    A special thanks to Pete Santilli for breaking this bombshell story.

    OPINION| Lawrence David| My God, the pattern employed by deeply embedded Clintonistas and Obamaites has become as clear as a buttonhook in the well water.

    Aside from the fact that key witnesses seem to die unexpectedly, anyone who dares to investigate the rampant corruption that took place under their watch winds up being jailed.

    The ridiculous impeachment charges presented against President Trump is only the latest example, albeit the most ambitious attempt to date, by the corrupt Clinton/Obama defenders in Congress with help from embedded acolytes throughout every department of government.

    Former Republican Congressman Steve Stockman was investigating suspicious shipments, allegedly of “dual-use” steel, to Iran, by way of the Ukraine, in violation of Iranian sanctions when he was arrested.

    Significantly, the shipments were allegedly of highly-specialized steel suitable for building enrichment centrifuges. The record of the shipments were corroborated by Ukrainian officials and reported by left-leaning Newsweek.

    Here’s where things get interesting.

    Interpipe, a company owned and operated by Ukrainian Oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, supplied the reportedly specialized steel to Iran in violation of the sanctions. The illicit transaction took place while Hillary Clinton was Barack Obama’s Secretary of State.

    To digress for a minute, Pinchuk is a major financial supporter of the Atlantic Council, a far-left think tank, where Dmitri Alperovitch is a senior fellow.

    Alperovitch founded and is Chief Technology Officer of Crowdstrike the cyber security firm that former FBI Director Jim Comey allowed the DNC to contract with to examine the DNC server.

    CrowdStrike’s hacking attribution analyses have been questioned before and, after three years of investigations into Russia-Trump that have yielded nothing, they should be again.
    According to reports:

    The International Institute for Strategic Studies, a respected British think tank, disputed CrowdStrike’s analysis of a Russian hack during Ukraine’s war with Russian-backed separatists forcing CrowdStrike to revise and retract portions of its analysis.

    Pete Santilli reported, Pinchuk was the top contributor to the Clinton Foundation at that time. Imagine that, any major contributor getting a waiver so that an so-called enemy state can allegedly enrich Plutonium into nuclear weapons.

    According to Santilli:
    Stockman was also in contact with a Ukrainian intelligence official who claimed to have had direct involvement in the development of the Steele Dossier on behalf of the DNC and Hillary Clinton prior to the 2016 election.

    Without warning, Steve Stockman was indicted in 2017 for what he called “railroading” at his trial, and was (wrongfully) found guilty of 23 charges. During his trial Stockman was prevented from offering testimony and evidence that would have exonerated him.

    On November 17, 2018, the former Congressman was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
    He is currently incarcerated at a federal penitentiary in Texas while awaiting a ruling on his appeal.

    Our sources have confirmed to us that Santilli’s reporting is factually correct.

    Crowdstrike’s ties to the same Ukranian funders of the Clinton Foundation and now Iran’s procurement of steel essential to the production of centrifuges demands further review for a number of reasons.

    Chief among those reasons is that we’ve never believed Russia was responsible for the hack of the DNC server because we never thought it possible to transfer that large of a transmission through a hack.
    If his can be proven by an examination of the server believed to be in Ukraine’s possession – and that is the crux of the current impeachment effort against President Trump – the entire Russian narrative collusion collapses in its entirety.

    That, in turn, would expose a treasonous plot against the POTUS by an opposition political party gone rogue.

    Apparently the emoluments clause only applies to President Trump and Democrats will do everything to make sure it stays that way.

    More importantly, if Stockman’s claims prove true, this would be just the latest in years of the allegations of the Clinton’s transferring technology and material to our foreign enemies:
    -Nuclear and missile technology to China during Bill Clinton’s presidency. The acceptance of forced technology

    -Uranium and cyber/military technology (Skolkovo) to Russia by SOS Clinton during Obama’s first term.
    -Specialized steel for use in centrifuges and freeing $150 Billion to Iran in exchange for a JCPOA that gave us nothing in return.

    The inexplicable Iranian deal appears to be especially close to Obama’s heart.

    In February of 2017 Investigative journalist Aaron Klein reported in Breitbart:

    “Michael Ledeen, a former consultant to the National Security Council and U.S. Defense Department, penned a column at PJ Media stating Obama opened a back-channel to Iran during the 2008 presidential campaign. Ledeen said the back channel went through retired Ambassador William G. Miller, who also led the 1979 negotiating mission during the Iran hostage crisis. Ladeen wrote that Miller confirmed his back-channel involvement to him.”

    Ledeen had written in PJ Media:

    “The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa.”

    How far did the $150 billion go towards funding Iran’s terror campaign to that end? It’s more than enough money to put an $80,000,000 bounty on the head of the U.S. president.

    Even today, now that President Trump is trying to curtail Iran’s reign of terror, Democrats have introduced legislation to handcuff him.

    4,952 people are talking about this
    Why? Because the President ordered the eradication of Iranian murderer, General Qassem Solameini who was personally responsible for the deaths and dismemberment of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Iranians as well as tens of thousands of Americans.

    Democrats who exalted in the death of Osama Bin Laden, as they should, have made a 180 degree about face and are now decrying the death of Solameini as a threat to start WWIII.

    What are we to make of Democrats trying to limit the death and maiming of Americans by an American president?

    What are we to make of Democrats defending the actions listed above by imprisoning, or threatening to imprison Americans who dare to investigate what appears to be corrupt, and even treasonous, behavior by their superiors.

    Are they protective members benefiting from involvement with a broader criminal syndicate, or is the diminishment of U.S. military and technological superiority part of a plan to weaken the United States at a time when Russia, Iran, and China are aligning?

    Or both?

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    Nancy Pelosi Dodged Mike Pence Phone Call Notifying Her of Iranian Missile Attack: ‘Tell Him I’ll Call Him Back’

    Matthew Boyle



    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to immediately take a phone call from Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday evening notifying her that Iran had launched missile attacks against at least two U.S. military bases in Iraq.

    “Tell him I’ll call him back,” Pelosi said to an aide who handed her a note that the vice president was calling her during a meeting, opting to not immediately take the phone call as U.S. bases in Iraq were under attack and instead call the vice president back.

    Pelosi was in a meeting, according to Politico’s Heather Caygle, and was set to open the U.S. House for a new session moments later.

    In meeting tonight Speaker Pelosi was handed a note telling her VP Pence was on the phone.
    “Tell him I’ll call him back,” she said according to sources in room, noting she had to go open the House for new session.
    Two minutes later, she was handed note about air base bombing.
    — Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) January 7, 2020
    On Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi was handed a note about the attack while she was speaking at a meeting, according to lawmakers inside the room.
    Pelosi then left the room and took a call from VP Mike Pence, who briefed her on the Iranian attack : GettyPelosi shows no movement on articles of impeachmentpic.twitter.com/3LW65XLgXW
    — POLITICO (@politico) January 8, 2020
    Pelosi did eventually call the vice president back at 6:34 p.m., Caygle noted in a follow-up tweet citing Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill on the record:

    Pelosi called Pence back at 6:34 pm and he briefed her on Iranian attack, per @Drew_Hammill
    — Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) January 7, 2020
    Others in media also reported that Pelosi did not initially take Pence’s call:

    The Speaker’s Office indicates that Pelosi called back Vice President pence just after 6:30 pm et to brief her on the attack by the Iranians
    — Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 8, 2020
    Later, Pelosi herself tweeted about the attacks from Iran:

    Closely monitoring the situation following bombings targeting U.S. troops in Iraq. We must ensure the safety of our servicemembers, including ending needless provocations from the Administration and demanding that Iran cease its violence. America & world cannot afford war.
    — Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2020
    Iran launched a dozen ballistic missile attacks against at least two U.S. military bases in Iraq on Tuesday evening. At this time, it is unclear if there were any casualties and what the extent of damage is.

    The Iranian attacks came in response to President Donald Trump’s ordering last week of an airstrike that killed Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani, a terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, was one of Iran’s most senior officials for years. His work, including the development and implementation of IEDs or Improvised Explosive Devices against U.S. forces in Iraq for the past decade-plus, has claimed hundreds of American lives and injured thousands more.

    Trump ordered the strike on Soleimani, which has escalated already-heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran, because of Soleimani’s role in an attack on the U.S. embassy in Iraq as well as the death of an American contractor in Iraq. The strike hit Soleimani at the Baghdad airport.

    These ballistic missile strikes on U.S. installations in Iraq, Iran said, are meant to be considered the official Iranian response to the Soleimani strike.

    President Trump late Tuesday night tweeted that he will have a statement on the Iranian response to the Soleimani strike on Wednesday morning:

    All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2020
    It remains to be seen what happens next on this front.

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    Alec Baldwin: Trump Supporters Responsible for 'Near Moral Collapse of This Country'

    Jerome Hudson / 13 Jan 2020



    Alec Baldwin is again targeting supporters of President Donald Trump, claiming this time that the “desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters.”

    “American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims,” Baldwin’s began, in a longwinded social media rant on Monday.

    “The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as opposed as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the ‘objective negative function,’ the Saturday Night Live star continued. “Like fire, floods and earthquakes, it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without prejudice.”

    1- American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy.
    It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised, and…
    — HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 13, 2020
    2- …and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims.
    The desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters, as opposed
    — HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 13, 2020
    “It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him who bear the blame,” Alec Baldwin said. “For the undeniable and colossal destruction of everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely monetized.”

    3- …as opposed to Trump himself, who is merely what psychology labels the “objective negative function.” Like fire, floods and earthquakes, it destroys, and only destroys, by its very nature. Without prejudice.

    It is Trump voters, particularly those who would re-elect him…
    — HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 13, 2020
    4- …who bear the blame.

    For the undeniable and colossal destruction of everything that matters to us as Americans that cannot be merely monetized.
    — HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 13, 2020
    Alec Baldwin has repeatedly lobbed personal attacks at the president and his supporters, seemingly ramping up the vitriol over the last year.

    Last July, Baldwin claimed that “our friends in other countries” now believe that a “mass of Americans are outright racists.” The Mission Impossible actor followed that up a month later by saying Trump supporters “have swallowed the poison pills of racist hatred, election fraud, a revolving door of semi-competent or outright awful appointees” because money is all they care about.

    The actor, a few months later, appealed to the president’s supporters and asked them to “get rid of him,” presumably in next year’s election. Baldwin ended 2019 by joining other left-wing Hollywood elites in encouraging people to take to the streets for protests in support of the House Democrats’ attempts to impeach President Trump.

    Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the bestselling book 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know. Order your copy today. Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter and Instagram @jeromeehudson

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    GOP leadership: There aren't 51 votes to dismiss Trump articles of impeachment

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    GOP leadership: There aren't 51 votes to dismiss Trump articles of impeachment

    By Jordain Carney - 01/13/20 06:54 PM EST

    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told reporters on Monday that the Senate Republican caucus doesn't have the votes to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Trump, who endorsed an "outright dismissal" over the weekend.

    "I think our members generally are not interested in a motion to dismiss. ... Certainly there aren't 51 votes for a motion to dismiss," Blunt, the No. 4 Senate Republican, told reporters after a closed-door leadership meeting.

    Republicans have warned for months that they will not dismiss the two articles of impeachment against Trump, predicting a trial will end with votes on either acquitting or convicting him.

    But Trump revived talk of trying to dismiss the articles over the weekend, saying the Senate was "giving credence" to the allegations against him by having a trial.

    "Many believe that by the Senate giving credence to a trial based on the no evidence, no crime, read the transcripts, 'no pressure' Impeachment Hoax, rather than an outright dismissal, it gives the partisan Democrat Witch Hunt credibility that it otherwise does not have. I agree!" Trump tweeted on Sunday.

    Dismissing the articles of impeachment would require 51 votes. Because no Democrats would support the effort, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could afford to lose only two GOP senators and still successfully dismiss the articles.

    Multiple Republicans, including Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Rob Portman (Ohio), have indicated they would oppose a motion to dismiss, arguing that both Trump's legal team and House impeachment managers should be able to make their case.

    The resolution on the Clinton impeachment trial rules in the 1990s had a motion to dismiss built into it. The motion, made after opening arguments and questions from senators, was ultimately unsuccessful.

    Republicans are still crafting the rules resolution for the Trump trial, but some GOP senators have suggested they will not include a specific motion to dismiss in the resolution. That would not, according to aides and senators, prevent a senator from trying to make a motion to dismiss during the trial.

    “If 51 senators wanted to have that vote, we could have it at some point. I don’t believe it’s going to be baked into the underlying resolution,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), an adviser to McConnell, told The Hill.

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    New Details on Hunter Biden's Ties to Foreign Entities Report (3:20)

    New details are surfacing regarding the business dealings of presidential candidate Joe Biden's son. One America's Jeff Dwyer has that report.



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    The Five' Breaks Down Impeachment Antics After Dems Deliver Articles (15:48)

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    Noah Berlatsky Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped?

    Republicans and Democrats alike have been unwilling to reprimand voters or to hold them accountable. But racist voting isn't an accident.



    President Donald Trump at a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 11, 2019.Joe Raedle / Getty Images file

    Jan. 17, 2020, 4:30 AM EST
    By Noah Berlatsky

    If the Trump era has taught us anything, it's that large numbers of white people in the United States are motivated at least in part by racism in the voting booth. Donald Trump ran an openly racist campaign for president, calling Mexicans rapists and criminals, regularly retweeting white supremacists and at least initially balking at repudiating former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Trump made it clear in his campaign that "Make America Great Again" meant that America was greater when white people's power was more sweeping and more secure. White voters approved of that message by a whopping 58 percent to 37 percent.

    Trump made it clear in his campaign that "Make America Great Again" meant that America was greater when white people's power was more sweeping and more secure.
    Some politicians deny the evidence, no doubt because they don't want to alienate white voters, including prejudiced ones. Other commentators try to parse whether Trump's racism will be a winning strategy in 2020. Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, "Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box." Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.

    This sounds radical. But Smith argues that it's in line with the Constitution and with years of court rulings. For example, Smith points out that racist appeals in union elections are illegal and that an election in which one side uses racist appeals can be invalidated by the National Labor Relations Board. Similarly, in the 2016 case Peña v. Rodriguez, the Supreme Court ruled that when a juror expresses overt bigotry, the jury's verdict should be invalidated.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/think/video/...-1328672835886

    "When voters go to the booth, they're not expressing a mere personal preference," Smith told me. According to Smith, voters who pull the levers to harm black people are violating the Constitution. If the Constitution means that overt racist appeals undermine the legality of union elections, it stands to reason that they undermine the legality of other elections, as well.

    So how can you tell when voters are acting out of prejudice? Again, Smith says, employment discrimination law provides a useful analogy. In discrimination cases, courts look for pretexts. If someone gives a reason for a hiring decision that is obviously false or makes little sense in context, the court has good reason to believe that prejudice or bias may have influenced the hiring decision.

    Trump's unprecedented, compulsive, easily documented lying during the 2016 campaign made him an irrational choice. It's reasonable to conclude that voters were willing to swallow the falsehoods because they liked what they heard: overt racist appeals and incessant lies about rising crime rates. Research has since suggested that plenty of Trump voters were indeed strongly motivated by racist resentment and anti-immigrant animus.
    Trump's unprecedented, compulsive, easily documented lying during the 2016 campaign made him an irrational choice.
    The usual remedy for racial discrimination is censure or fines — as Trump was subjected to when the Justice Department found that his housing developments were discriminating against black tenants in the 1970s. It's more difficult to censure voters who have violated their constitutional duties. Nullifying elections would be essentially impossible. But Smith argues that there are other options.

    "I think we can dismantle some of the features of the electoral system that encourage racialized decision-making," he says. "For instance, you only get a partisan gerrymander by moving people in and out of districts on the basis of their race." Ending this practice at the state and federal levels would be a big step toward reducing the power of racism at the ballot box, as would ending the use of Voter IDs intended to disenfranchise black voters.


    Even more ambitiously, Smith suggests expanding the Voting Rights Act to address the racist patterns of voting in Senate elections in the South. Because the majority of white voters in the South vote Republican, and because they outnumber black voters, there isn't a single Democratic senator from the Deep South other than Doug Jones in Alabama, who may well lose his seat in 2020. Smith argues that we could remedy these disparate, racially motivated outcomes by creating Senate districts. Presumably, that would make it at least possible for black voters to elect a senator who would support their interests.
    This is clearly a very controversial proposal, and its constitutionality has been debated in the past. But given obvious disparities in representation in the South, it seems worth considering again.

    Over the last decade, an increasingly conservative Supreme Court has gutted the Voting Rights Act and upheld racist gerrymandering. Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are stacking both the Supreme Court and the federal courts more broadly with conservative judges. The prospect for an aggressive legislative response to racist voting seems slim.

    Still, Smith points out, in the long term, "these remedies are a lot more practical than a lot of people might think." Republicans won't always control the presidency and the Senate, and judges don't live forever. Democrats could also expand the number of seats on lower courts or even on the Supreme Court — another controversial proposal known as court-packing. If Democrats decide that responding to racist voting is a vital priority, they could, in time, take steps to do something about it.

    It's difficult to address injustice, however, if you're unwilling to say injustice exists. Politicians and pundits, Republican and Democratic alike, have been unwilling to reprimand voters or hold them accountable. But voters are not well-intentioned innocents who are helplessly manipulated by malevolent leaders. They make important decisions as constitutional actors, for which they have moral responsibility. Racist voting isn't an accident. It's a choice that may violate the principles of our Constitution and our legal system. We should say so, and then we should find ways to reduce the harm it causes.

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    White House Counsel Nukes Jerry Nadler: ‘This Is the United States Senate. You’re Not in Charge Here.’

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    White House Counsel Pat Cipollone blasted House impeachment manager Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) on the floor of the Senate early Wednesday morning during the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump for making “false accusations” against the president and the Senate.

    “The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you, for the way you addressed this body. This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here,” Cipollone said.

    The White House counsel was responding to Nadler’s lengthy speech advocating for an amendment to subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton. Bolton has said he would be willing to testify, though the House failed to call him to testify during its own impeachment inquiry. Democrats hope that he will shed light on what impeachment managers called a “scheme” by the president to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election.

    But Nadler began by accusing the White House counsel of lying — a striking breach that would likely have been disciplined in any ordinary court of law. “They lie,” he claimed. “And lie, and lie, and lie,” he repeated.

    Nadler went on to argue that if the Senate voted against the Democrats’ proposed amendment to a procedural resolution — which would only accelerate the decision on Bolton to an earlier stage of the trial — they would be “voting against the United States.” When it was Cipollone’s turn to respond, he had clearly had enough.

    He said:

    Thank you, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the Senate. We came here today to address the false case brought to you by the House managers. … We’ve been respectful of the Senate. We’ve made our arguments to you. And you don’t deserve, and we don’t deserve, what just happened. Mr. Nadler came up here and made false allegations against our team. He made false allegations against all of you: he accused you of a ‘cover up.” He’s been making false allegations against the president.

    Turning to address Nadler, Cipollone concluded:

    “The only one who should be embarrassed, Mr. Nadler, is you, for the way you addressed this body. This is the United States Senate. You’re not in charge here.”

    As to the issue of Bolton’s testimony, Cipollone reminded Democrats that the House had decided not to call him in its own impeachment inquiry.

    He then addressed Nadler again, reminding him that he had once argued that a partisan impeachment would deprive the American people of their vote. “What happened, Mr. Nadler?” Cipollone asked.

    “Mr. Nadler, you owe an apology to the President of the United States and his family. You owe an apology to the Senate. But most of all, you owe an apology to the American people.”



    Co-counsel Jay Sekulow then stepped in and attacked Nadler for calling executive privilege “nonsense,” and for arguing that “only guilty people try to hide evidence.”

    “To shred the Constitution on the floor of the Senate — to serve what purpose?” Sekulow said. “The Senate is not on trial. The Constitution does not allow what just took place.”

    Nadler tried to respond, repeating a false claim that President Trump claimed “monarchical powers” under Article II of the U.S. Constitution, alleging Trump believed “I can do whatever I want.” The claim is a misquote that ignores the context, which is that Trump was talking specifically about the power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.


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