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CA Police Chief Cancels Fallen Officer Charity Event Because Republicans Were Invited

The chief of police of a California town canceled a charity event meant to honor a fallen police officer merely because Republicans were invited.

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The chief of police of Thousand Oaks, California, canceled a charity event meant to honor a fallen police officer merely because Republicans were invited to the event.

Partisan chief Tim Hagel told the organizers of the Blue Bowl charity flag football game that his department would not participate in the event over the GOP invites despite that it was set to help raise money for the family of Sgt. Ron Helus, a county sheriff’s officer who was killed in the line of duty in Thousand Oaks, Fox News reported.

Helus was killed on November 7 when a 28-year-old man attacked the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 13 people and wounding a dozen police officers. The shooter also died that day of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Helus family has already lost thousands of dollars that had already been donated to the event because the money has been returned to donors because the chief nixed the event.

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Mike Randall, vice president of the Fallen Officers Foundation, told the media that Chief Hagel came straight out and said that his department would not support the event if any Republicans, conservatives, or Trump supporters were invited to take part.

“He basically said over and over in the conversation, ‘This is not Trump country, that slogan ‘Make America Great’ is not favorable, popular, within 1,200 square miles,’ that we don’t want Republicans here. I could not believe it,” Randall said.

The shocked Randall added that Hagel told him, “‘The only thing,’ and I quote, ‘the only thing you [could have done to make] this worse, Mike, was to invite Dick Cheney and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.'”

Chief Hagel demanded that only leftists be invited to attend the event, or he would pull the department’s support. When Randall refused, the chief carried through with his threat.

“He goes, ‘Yeah, this ain’t gonna work for us,’ I said, ‘You’re not gonna support this with the honor guard?’ And he goes, ‘No, we’re not bringing the honor guard. We’re not coming. We’re not going to be there, not supporting it’,” Randall reported.

“Ron Helus was a true hero, and he saved lives that night. Did he run in and go, ‘Are you Republican or Democrat or independent, I need to know before I help you?’ No, they don’t. You’ve messed with the wrong person, you’ve messed with the wrong founder, you’ve messed with the wrong foundation,” Randall said

Randall had invited many well-known people from both the left and the right. But several center-right personalities had been invited. Singer and Trump supporter Joy Villa had been invited, and so had conservative actor Scott Baio, who went to church with officer Helus and his family.

The outrageous actions of Chief Hagel came on the heels of reports that the Los Angeles Police Department is being investigated by the FBI for accepting former gang members as police recruits while excluding conservatives from becoming a police officer.

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The 17 ‘Inaccuracies And Omissions’ by the FBI in the IG Report

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With the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general’s report now public, it has been learned that the FBI lied to the FISA Court to get permission to go to war against Donald Trump.

In his 476-page report, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz reveals that the FBI lied saying that Carter Page was a Russian agent, but also falsely claimed that an unnamed intelligence agency had told the FBI that Page was “not a source” in their efforts to surveil and curtail Russian intelligence efforts.

According to the report, Obama’s crooked FBI withheld key information about its target, Trump campaign operative Carter Page.

The IG report found 17 specific lies the FBI told to get its illicit approval to spy on Page and Trump.

Here are the 17 FBI lies detailed in the IG report:

• Omitted information from another U.S. government agency detailing its prior relationship with Page, including that Page had been approved as an operational contact for the other agency from 2008 to 2013, and that Page had provided information to the other agency concerning his prior contacts with certain Russian intelligence officers, one of which overlapped with facts asserted in the FISA application;

• Included a source characterization statement asserting that Steele’s prior reporting had been “corroborated and used in criminal proceedings,” which overstated the significance of Steele’s past reporting and was not approved by Steele’s FBI handling agent, as required by the Woods Procedures;

• Omitted information relevant to the reliability of Person 1, a key Steele sub-source (who, as previously noted, was attributed with providing the information in Report 95 and some of the information in Reports 80 and 102 relied upon in the application), namely that (1) Steele himself told members of the Crossfire Hurricane team that Person 1 was a “boaster” and an “egoist” and “may engage in some embellishment” and (2) [redacted]

• Asserted that the FBI had assessed that Steele did not directly provide to the press information in the September 23 Yahoo News article, based on the premise that Steele had told the FBI that he only shared his election-related research with the FBI and [Fusion GPS Founder Glenn] Simpson; this premise was factually incorrect (Steele had provided direct information to Yahoo News) and also contradicted by documentation in the Woods File-Steele had told the FBI that he also gave his information to the State Department;

• Omitted Papadopoulos’s statements to an FBI CHS in September 2016 denying that anyone associated with the Trump campaign was collaborating with Russia or with outside groups like WikiLeaks in the release of emails;

• Omitted Page’s statements to an FBI CHS [Confidential Human Source] in August 2016 that Page had “literally never met” or “said one word to” Paul Manafort and that Manafort had not responded to any of Page’s emails; if true, those statements were in tension with claims in Steele’s Report 95 that Page was participating in a “conspiracy” with Russia by acting as an intermediary for Manafort on behalf of the Trump campaign; and

• Selectively included Page’s statements to an FBI CHS in October 2016 that the FBI believed supported its theory that Page was an agent of Russia but omitted other statements Page made, including denying having met with Sechin and Divyekin, or even knowing who Divyekin was; if true, those statements contradicted the claims in Steele’s Report 94 that Page had met secretly with Sechin and Divyekin about future cooperation with Russia and shared derogatory information about candidate Clinton.

• Omitted the fact that Steele’s Primary Sub-source, who the FBI found credible, had made statements in January 2017 raising significant questions about the reliability of allegations included in the FISA applications, including, for example, that he/she had no discussion with Person 1 concerning WikiLeaks and there was “nothing bad” about the communications between the Kremlin and the Trump team, and that he/she did not report to Steele in July 2016 that Page had met with Sechin;

• Omitted Page’s prior relationship with another U.S. government agency, despite being reminded by the other agency in June 2017, prior to the filing of the final renewal application, about Page’s past status with that other agency; instead of including this information in the final renewal application, the FBI OGC [Office of the General Counsel] Attorney altered an email from the other agency so that the email stated that Page was “not a source” for the other agency, which the FBI affiant relied upon in signing the final renewal application;

• Omitted information provided by persons with direct knowledge of Steele’s work-related performance in a prior position about Steele’s professional judgment, including statements that Steele had held a “moderately senior” position (not “high-ranking” as noted in the applications), had no history of reporting in bad faith but demonstrated “poor judgment,” “pursued people with political risk but no intelligence value,” “didn’t always exercise great judgment,” and it was “not clear what he would have done to validate” his reporting;

• Omitted information from Department attorney Bruce Ohr about Steele and his election reporting, including that (1) Steele’s reporting was going to Clinton’s presidential campaign and others, (2) Simpson was paying Steele to discuss his reporting with the media, and (3) Steele was “desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being the U.S. President”;

• Failed to update the description of Steele after information became known to the Crossfire Hurricane team, not only from Ohr but from others, that provided greater clarity on the political origins and connections of Steele’s reporting, including that Simpson was hired by someone associated with the Democratic Party and/or the DNC;

• Failed to correct the assertion in the first FISA application that the FBI did not believe that Steele directly provided information to the reporter who wrote the September 23 Yahoo News article, even though there was no information in the Woods File to support this claim and even after certain FBI officials involved in Crossfire Hurricane learned in 2017, before the third renewal application, of an admission that Steele made in a court filing about his interactions with the news media in the late summer and early fall of 2016;

• Omitted the finding from a formal FBI source validation report that Steele was suitable for continued operation but that his past contributions to the FBI’s criminal program had been “minimally corroborated,” and instead continued to assert in the source characterization statement that Steele’s prior reporting had been “corroborated and used in criminal proceedings”;

• Omitted Papadopoulos’s statements to an FBI CHS in late October 2016 (after the first application was filed) denying that the Trump campaign was involved in the circumstances of the DNC email hack;

• Omitted Joseph Mifsud’s denials to the FBI that he supplied Papadopoulos with the information Papadopoulos shared with the FFG (suggesting that the campaign received an offer or suggestion of assistance from Russia); and

• Omitted evidence indicating that Page played no role in the Republican platform change on Russia’s annexation of Ukraine as alleged in Steele Report 95, which was inconsistent with a factual assertion relied upon to support probable cause in all four FISA applications.

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Shooter at Pensacola a Terrorist Who Skirted Gun Laws, Hosted Hate America Party

Investigators now say that the Saudi citizen who attacked the U.S. naval base in Florida likely perpetrated an act of terrorism on his own.

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Investigators now say that the Saudi citizen who attacked the U.S. naval base in Florida likely perpetrated an act of terrorism on his own. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident. Officials also revealed that a Saudi student recorded part of the attack on video.

Fox News Noted:

Mohammed Alshamrani, a 2nd Lt. in the Royal Saudi Air Force and student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command, opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida before being shot dead. Alshamrani killed three people Friday and wounded eight others, who are all expected to recover.

Now the investigation is starting to report results.

On Sunday, FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Rachel Rojas assured the country that all the foreign students at the U.S. military training center in Pensacola are accounted for and the remaining Saudi students are cooperating in the investigation.

“We are, as we do in most active-shooter investigations, work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism,” Rojas said during a press conference.

The reported killer, Saudi Arabian national and student Alshamrani, was reported as having hosted a dinner party where extreme anti-American sentiment was expressed.

Alshamrani, 21, reportedly hosted a diner party before the attack where he showed mass shooting videos, according to the New York Times.

He is also reported as having a great number of anti-American posts on social media.

FBI officials said that three other Saudi students at the school attended the party and were on hand as Alshamrani opened fire. One was reportedly shooting video during the shooting, and the other two were in a car nearby, Fox News reported.

Government investigators also reported that in total, ten Saudi students are now being detained as the investigation continues.

Federal officials are still reluctant to say outright that the Muslim student is a terrorist.

“This is a large investigation,” Rojas insisted. “We have not yet completed every interview. We will continue to set up many more interviews over the next couple of days.”

“I can tell you that we are looking very hard at uncovering his motive and I would ask for patience so we can get this right,” she concluded.

But, no one is fooled.

Finally, according to the Daily Mail, Alshamrani skirted U.S. gun laws to obtain his firearm despite not being legally allowed to purchase a gun in the U.S.A.

When he bought his gun at a Pensacola gun store, he presented his state-issued hunting license, but didn’t tell the gun store owner that he was not a U.S. citizen. Non-citizens are not legally able to buy a gun.

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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.

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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