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19 Dead as Drug Cartel Army Fights Pitched Battle with Mexican Military and Police Forces

Dozens of drug cartel soldiers attacked the city of Villa Union, Mexico, only 40 miles south of the U.S. border, leaving 19 dead.

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Dozens of drug cartel soldiers attacked the city of Villa Union, Mexico, only 40 miles south of the U.S. border, and fought a pitched battle with members of the Mexican military and local police in a fight that left at least 19 dead.

The criminal army opened fire at around noon on Saturday, just one small battle among many as the cartels splinter and fight each other for control of the drug trade, according to the Washington Post.

Mexican officials said that the attack was carried out by the Cartel of Northeast, a splinter group of the once supremely powerful Zetas cartel, which is based in the town of Nuevo Laredo. The Zetas are at war with the spin off groups in and around the state of Tamaulipas.

Mexican media said that the cartel soldiers flooded into the town in armored trucks bearing their cartel logo.

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The criminal army opened fire at the city’s town hall, peppering its facade with automatic weapons fire. This leg of the attack lasted around 90 minutes, according to citizens of the town.

Mexican soldiers and local police then joined forces to track the soldiers into the surrounding countryside and engage them outside the city.

According to a government report, the dead included 13 members of the cartel and two civilians who had been kidnapped from Villa Union.

It was not immediately clear when Villa Union was targeted, and the state of Coahuila, where the city is located, had been clear of cartel violence for the last few years.

As the Post reported:

The attack in Villa Union was the latest in a series of assaults that highlighted the expanding grip of organized crime. In October, Sinaloa Cartel gunmen virtually took control of the city of Culiacan to free the son of Sinaloa cartel druglord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. They were successful — authorities soon released Ovidio Guzmán.

Weeks later, gunmen killed nine members of the LeBaron family, Mormons who hold dual U.S.-Mexican citizenship. Mexican authorities say the family apparently was caught in the midst of a fight for territorial control involving offshoots of the Juárez and Sinaloa cartels when three mothers and six children were shot to death outside La Mora in Sonora state.

This month, President Donald Trump said that he is working to get Mexico’s drug cartels designated as terrorist outfits, a move the Mexican government opposes.

The president cited not just the obscene violence perpetrated by the cartels but also their acts of human trafficking.

“They will be designated … I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process,” Trump said in an interview with Bill O’Reilly that aired on Tuesday, according to Reuters wire service.

Trump has already urged the Mexican government to go after the cartels.

Trump’s tweets came on the heels of the murders of nine members of an American family that were gunned down by a drug cartel on the Mexican side of the border.

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Three Women Have Accused Dem. Impeachment Witness Gordon Sondland Of Sexual Misconduct

Three women have come forward to accuse U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, one of the Democrat’s star impeachment witnesses, of sexual misconduct.

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Three women have come forward to accuse one of the Democrat’s star impeachment witnesses, U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, of sexual misconduct.

The women have levied accusations including unwanted kissing, touching, and even assault. The women all met Sondland under different professional situations.

According to the Portland Monthly the three women said that Sondland, a wealthy hotel owner from Seattle, retaliated against them professionally after he improperly approached them.

Jana Solis, one of the accusers, said that Sondland assaulted her in 2008 when she approached him looking for work at his hotel.

She accused Sondland of unwanted touching, including slapping her on the rear during what was supposed to be a business meeting.

Solis also said that she accompanied Sondland to his home to “look at his art collection” (Yes, really). While there, Solis says Sondland exposed himself to her.

During another business meeting, Solis says Sondland forcibly kissed her.

A second woman, Nicole Vogel,, claims that Sondland tried to kiss her when she met with him in hopes that he would invest in her magazine project.

When she declined his advances, Vogel said Sondland abruptly stopped taking her meetings for the investment.

Sondland denies all accusations.

“These untrue claims of unwanted touching and kissing are concocted and, I believe, coordinated for political purposes,” Sondland said.

“They have no basis in fact and I categorically deny them,” he added.

Sondland raised Democrat hopes that with his testimony they finally had enough proof of some sort of misdeeds by the president. But is testimony ended up being very contradictory.

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President Trump Donate 3rd Quarter Salary Check to Fight Opioid Crisis

Once again, President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign promise and donated his presidential salary check to a worthy cause.

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Once again, President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign promise and donated his presidential salary check to a worthy cause.

This week the president donated his 3rd quarter salary check to aid in tackling the nation’s opioid epidemic.

On Tuesday, the White House reported that the president has donated his salary to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health “to continue the ongoing fight against the opioid crisis.”

The president has made the opioid crisis a particular focus since he became president.

Trump has donated more than one million dollars of his salary to such causes so far in his first term in office. In just the last three years alone up to 70,000 Americans are said to have died from causes related to abuse of drugs.

Trump cannot simply waive his salary, but from the beginning he pledged that he would donate every cent to various charitable and other worthy causes throughout his presidency.

Trump has already donated his salary to a number of causes.

Last year, for instance, the president donated his salary to a veteran entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Small Business Administration.

In January he announced that he was sending his $100,000 check to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, which conducts medical research on the causes and prevention of alcohol-related health issues.

Then, in March, the president donated his check to the Department of Homeland Security, the department that is tasked with carrying out his immigration policies.

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One of Robert Mueller’s FBI Operative Faces Criminal Charges in FISA Abuse Case

One of the ex-FBI officials about to be hit with criminal charges in the FISA abuse scandal is one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s operatives.

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It has been revealed that one of the ex-FBI officials about to be hit with criminal charges in the FISA abuse scandal is one of special counsel Robert Mueller’s operatives.

The news comes from the Washington Examiner:

Kevin Clinesmith, who was part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, has been identified as the attorney who could face a criminal charge as part of U.S. Attorney John Durham’s expansive criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation…

According to the Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Clinesmith was found to have illegally altered an email that was used by Obama’s FBI as an excuse to begin spying on Donald Trump’s campaign. The faked email was used as “proof” that the FBI had legal grounds to request a warrant to electronically spy on Carter Page, then candidate Trump’s foreign policy adviser.

So, who is this criminal?

Clinesmith was an attorney with the FBI’s National Security and Cyber Law Branch and worked under FBI General Counsel James Baker and Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson. He had worked on the Clinton email investigation as well as the Trump-Russia probe. Clinesmith was present in the FBI’s meeting with Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos in February 2017 in Chicago, Papadopoulos told lawmakers in 2018. An Australian diplomat’s tip about Papadopoulos claiming the Russians had damaging information about Hillary Clinton effectively prompted the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign, called Crossfire Hurricane, in July 2016.

According to the Horowitz report, Clinesmith falsely stated he had documentation to back up his assertions, then took an email from a different investigation and doctored it to fit his needs.

Horowitz also noted that Clinesmith “was the primary FBI attorney assigned to [the Trump-Russia] investigation in early 2017.”

Clinesmith has also been found to have been wholly biased against Trump, called himself part of the anti-Trump “resistance,” and was cited for anti-Trump bias a whopping 52 times in the investigation.

Indeed, Clinesmith was one of the biased investigators kicked out of Mueller’s Russia investigation team in February 2018.

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Democrat Adam Schiff Tied to Companies Accused in Ukraine Corruption

It now appears that Democrat Adam Schiff has ties to two companies mixed up with corruption in Ukraine.

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It now appears that Democrat Adam Schiff has ties to two companies mixed up with corruption in Ukraine. Maybe we have an answer as to why he is so darn interested in scuttling any investigation into Ukraine corruption?

According to Ukraine investigators, two American companies have been implicated in a money laundering scheme to help former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych ship millions out of Ukraine.

On Wednesday, Interfax-Ukraine reported that the two American companies are Franklin Templeton Investments and the BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust.

“Last week, November 14, the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO), unnoticed by the media, announced a new suspicion to the notorious owner of Burisma, ex-Ecology Minister Zlochevsky. According to the suspicion, the Yanukovych family is suspected, in particular, with legalizing (laundering) of criminally obtained income through Franklin Templeton Investments, an investment fund carrying out purchases of external government loan bonds totaling $7.4 billion,” MP Andriy Derkach said.

BlackRock comes in through its connection to Templeton:

Meanwhile, Derkach said that several facts indicate Franklin Templeton Investments’ relationship with the U.S. Democratic Party.

“The son of Templeton’s founder, John Templeton Jr., was one of President Obama’s major campaign donors. Another fund-related character is Thomas Donilon. Managing Director of BlackRock Investment Institute, shareholder Franklin Templeton Investments, which has the largest share in the fund. It is noteworthy that he previously was Obama’s national security advisor,” Derkach said.

Ukraine investigators want the U.S. to look into these two companies and their connection to the corrupt former Ukrainian president.

It turns out that California Democrat Adam Schiff — the main Democrat running the House impeachment show — also has connections to these two companies accused of corruption.

According to federal records, Schiff has received big donations from both Franklin Templeton Investments and the BlackRock California Municipal Income Trust.

Schiff has picked up a hefty $7,500 from Franklin and an even bigger $23,500 from BlackRock.

No wonder Schiff doesn’t want any light shed on Ukrainian corruption.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew ‘Stepping Back’ from Public Duties Over Epstein Pedophilia Scandal

Britain’s Prince Andrew announced he is “stepping back” from public duties as outrage over his defense and participation in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex scandals grows.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew announced on Wednesday that he is “stepping back” from public duties as outrage over his defense and participation in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex scandals continue to rile.

In a statement, the Duke of York told the UK that he was given permission by the queen to curtail his duties for the “foreseeable future,” CNN reported.

Andrew added that he “unequivocally” regrets his former relationship with the convicted sex offender who was later found dead in his New York jail cell on August 20.

“It has become clear to me over the last few days that the circumstances relating to my former association with Jeffrey Epstein has become a major disruption to my family’s work and the valuable work going on in the many organizations and charities that I am proud to support,” Prince Andrew said. in his statement.

“Therefore, I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission,” he added.

Andrew noted that Epstein’s reputed suicide was a deciding factor.

“His suicide has left many unanswered questions, particularly for his victims, and I deeply sympathize with everyone who has been affected and wants some form of closure,” Andrew said.

“I can only hope that, in time, they will be able to rebuild their lives,” he said.

The Prince came under pressure after being accused of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s accusers.

Giuffre claims that Epstein forced her to have sex with Andrew when she was only a teen.

Leaving little doubt that Andrew at least knew Giuffre at the time in question, the woman published a photo show her standing next to the prince in a private residence.

Andrew added that he is “willing to help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations, if required.”

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Jeffrey Epstein Guards Arrested, Charged with ‘Failing’ to Implement Jail Procedure

Two jail guards who were responsible for checking on the well-being of close Clinton pal and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein have been arrested for failing to perform the routine checks on his safety.

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Two jail guards who were responsible for checking on the well-being of close Clinton pal and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein have been arrested for failing to perform the routine checks on his safety.

The two guards have also been charged with falsifying records covering their duties at the jail.

The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees, Tova Noel and Michael Thomas, were taken into custody early Tuesday, according to the Daily Mail.

The guards were supposed to check on Epstein every half hour in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, but they now stand accused of failing to perform that duty during the very hours when Epstein died in his cell.

The arrested officers were charged early on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

The arrests came as Bureau of Prisons director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer testified in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday where she confirmed that the FBI is investigating the possibility of “criminal enterprise” in connection with Epstein’s death, the Mail claimed.

The very close Bill Clinton buddy, who was already convicted of sexually molesting minors in a previous case, was in jail awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges when he was found dead in his jail cell.

But Epstein turned up dead in his cell on August 10. The initial determination of the cause of death is “suicide,” but few are satisfied with that cause of death determination.

Indeed, a former medical examiner says that the injuries that killed convicted child molester and close Clinton pal Jeffrey Epstein is more consistent with a murder than a suicide.

Dr. Michael Baden, a former New York City medical examiner, has pointed out that the injuries Epstein received in his jail cell is more likely the result of an attack and murder as opposed to a suicide by hanging.

The doctor noted that Epstein had two fractures on the left and right sides of his larynx, specifically the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple, as well as one fracture on the left hyoid bone above the Adam’s apple.

“Those three fractures are extremely unusual in suicidal hangings and could occur much more commonly in homicidal strangulation,” the doctor said.

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George Soros Linked to Democrat’s Ukraine ‘Whistleblower’

A new report finds that Democrat Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s reputed “whistleblower” has ties to anti-American billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundation.

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A new report finds that Democrat Intel Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s reputed Ukraine “whistleblower” has ties to anti-American billionaire George Soros and his Open Society Foundation.

Reports say that fired White House leaker Eric Ciaramella was a recipient of emails from the Soros-funded Open society that actively and openly works to undermine the United States and European nations, Breitbart News reported.

The emails detailed information about the meetings of the Open Society organization and was found to have been sent to Ciaramella as well as other high-profile members of the Obama administration.

“A primary recipient of the Open Society emails along with Ciaramella was then-Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who played a central role in the anti-Trump dossier affair. Nuland, with whom Ciaramella worked closely, received updates on Ukraine issues from dossier author Christopher Steele in addition to her direct role in facilitating the dossier within the Obama administration,” Breitbart wrote.

The list of Obama appointees that the email was sent to highlights just how deeply Soros is appreciated and looked to for guidance among Obama’s regime.

One Open Society email sent under the name Jeff Goldstein, senior policy analyst for Eurasia at the Open Society Foundations, tells Obama’s people, “I wanted to let you know that Mr. Soros met with Johannes Hahn in Brussels earlier today. One of the issues he raised was concern over the decision to delay the visa liberalization for Georgia and the implications for Ukraine.”

The message noted that Soros “is also meeting [Georgian] President [Giorgi] Margvelashvili today and speaking with PM Groyman,” referring to Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman.

The email added that Soros told Hahn “that Ukrainian civil society is concerned that without reciprocity from the EU for steps Ukraine has taken to put in place sensitive anti-corruption and anti-discrimination legislation and institutions it will not be possible to continue to use the leverage of EU instruments and policies to maintain pressure for reforms in the future.”

The fact that any member of our American government has included himself in an email chain with the anti-American Soros group is disturbing at the least. That Ciaramella was being informed about Soros’s desires on Ukraine policy is also telling in this case.

Since Ciaramella has lined himself up against America by siding with Soros is an outrage. But, what is worse, no one in Congress is making this connection.

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