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Clearing Up the Lies and Half-Truths about the ‘Child Separation’ Policy

When the media claims they care about the kids, know that they are liars.

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By Warner Todd Huston at Constitution.com

The nation has seen two full days, now, of the left-wing media disgorging one bald-faced lie after another while pretending to “report” on the Trump administration’s policies for minors brought illegally over the border. The lies are so thick and the “reporting” so shrill that if you had any doubt that the media is not for “news” but is solely an adjunct to the Democrat party, you can retire any such doubts.

Firstly, the policy of separating children from criminal illegal adults is not a new policy. It has been around at least since the 1990s. So, when the lying liberal media keeps saying “Trump’s policy” this and that, you know they are lying. Trump did nothing other than enforce the rule. But it is one that Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama all enforced to one degree or another.

Indeed, one of the rules for holding children who came here with illegal criminals was written in 1997. It is called the Flores Consent Decree, a rule from 1997 which says that unaccompanied immigrant children can be held for 20 days. But a later Ninth Circuit ruling extended the 20-day period to children who come as part of illegal alien family groups, too. So, as you see, this is a matter of law, not any sort of “new” Trump policy.

Indeed, what we are generally dealing with is illegals bringing kids who are not their own across the border with the expectation that these kids will afford them a free pass to get into the U.S.A.

Take the case of the illegal woman recently caught trying to get into the U.S. with a handful of kids. When border patrol agents in the Del Rio Sector detained her they found that three of the children she was traveling with were not her own children.

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It is cases like this that has the U.S. Department of Homeland Security insisting that it has done nothing extra-legal or immoral with its policies.

“We will not apologize for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do,” Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said before the National Sheriffs’ Association in New Orleans. “Illegal actions have and must have consequences. No more free passes, no more get-out-of-jail-free cards.”

National Review added:

Nielsen went on to decry inaccurate media portrayals of the Trump administration’s enforcement policy, which requires the detention and prosecution of all individuals caught crossing the border illegally. The policy has resulted in the separation of roughly 2,000 children from their parents, who are in detention awaiting trial.

The separations have been attacked as immoral by congressional Democrats and a handful of Republicans, who advocate a return to the previous policy of releasing individuals awaiting trial for trying to immigrate illegally with their children. But Nielsen placed blame for family separations squarely on lawmakers, citing legislative inaction on immigration reform as the central obstacle to changing the system. She also suggested that previous administrations are partly to blame for incentivizing child trafficking by providing “free passes” to adults who try to cross the border with children.

“From October 2017 to this February, we have seen a staggering 315 percent increase in illegal aliens fraudulently using children to pose as family units to gain entry into this country,” she said. “This must stop. All this does is put the children at risk. To address these issues we’ve asked Congress to change the law to allow for the expeditious return of unaccompanied children, regardless of their country of origin. We are also asking Congress to allow us to keep families together while they are detained.”

The fact is, we have only two choices where it concerns our border policy. One, we continue with the Obama-styled policy of essentially having no border at all and enticing millions of people to chance the extremely dangerous conditions in the attempt to get here, or, two, we can enforce our rules and prevent people from wanting to chance those dangerous conditions.

The truth is, the presidential culprit is Obama. It is Obama’s dangerous polices that created the perilous situation. It’s time we put an end to it all. If anyone is at fault for separating kids at the border, it’s Obama’s fault.

But what happens? We get liars in the media pretending that they care about these migrant kids and literally crying about our policies.

Take CBS’ Gayle King who falsely invoked the Statue of Liberty. As Breitbart reported:

Monday at a border patrol facility in McAllen, TX on “CBS This Morning,” co-host Gayle King said the Statue of Liberty is “weeping right now” over the separating of immigrant children from their families.

King said “We arrived yesterday afternoon. We went straight to the facility, the location where kids and their parents were reunited. All I can say after talking to the people, watching the people, listening to the people, that the Statue of Liberty I think is weeping right now. It’s unbelievable the stories we’ve heard.”

She added, “We’re standing in front of a converted warehouse. This is the first stop for many undocumented families caught at the southern border. It’s where federal officials are trying to weed out criminals. An executive officer at the center told us a 55,000-square-foot facility can hold about 1,500 people. This is a very nondescript building. It’s not marked. And it is deliberately not marked. Yesterday, more than 1,000 people were being processed here. That includes more than 500 families and 197 unaccompanied children.”

It is clear King is trying act as if the poem on the famed statue — “give us your tired, your poor, your illegals sneaking in with fake children” — is somehow both an American first principle and our immigration policy.

The fact is, Emma Lazarus’ airy poem was not even part of the Statue of Liberty until 1903, 17 years after the statue was erected. Furthermore, her socialist-inspired poem (Lazarus was an avowed socialist) never formed any part of our national immigration policy. The truth is, we have always blocked some group or another from coming here.

Then there was the left-wing outburst from Kasie Hunt, a supposed “reporter” from NBC. She jumped to her overheated Twitter account to make this proclamation:

Kaise Hunt is a liar and she is advocating for policy, here, not “reporting” on it.

The airwaves are filled with liars and shills like King and Hunt.

But, in the end, Breitbart’s Brandon Darby had the best retort to the left-wingers lying about these immigration policies. Darby has been creating first-hand reporting from the border for years, now, and no one alive today knows more about what is really going on down there than Darby.

Darby had a fantastic Twitter thread that you just have to see. Darby showed us dozens of photos taken during the Obama era of the same holding facilities the media is suddenly all concerned about.

Thanks to Twitchy:

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Well, you get the picture. There are DOZENS more of Brandon’s photos from the Obama era on his Twitter feed. Dozens.

What we are seeing is the left’s lies written in photos because not a single so-called mainstream news outlet published Mr. Darby’s photos during the Obama era. Indeed, not a single “news” outlet talked about Obama’s warehousing of kids brought here by illegals. So, what is different between today and those few years ago? Well, today the media can use the story as a weapon to destroy President Donald Trump.

When the media claims they care about the kids, know that they are liars.

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Walter Reed Conspiracy Theories Spooked Melania Trump, According to POTUS

There has been no evidence provided that would suggest the President is unhealthy or that he had a medical emergency over the weekend. 

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A strange side story has emerged in Washington DC this week after the President made an unexpected visit to Walter Reed Hospital.

Impeachment has certainly been the focal point of the mainstream media over the course of last few weeks, much to the chagrin of the Democratic Party.  They are viewing these hearings as an opportunity to demean President Trump ahead of the 2020 election, understanding full well that there is no chance of a conviction in the Republican-controlled Senate.

But another, just plain weirder subject seemed to take over social media in the last few days, and it involves the President’s health.

Predictably, the mainstream media has taken a bit of a biased stance in the matter including AP News.

A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way.

Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions about his health, despite White House officials’ insistence that the president was merely getting a head start on his annual physical.

For any president, a sudden trip to the hospital would raise questions. But such scrutiny was magnified with a president who has a history of exaggeration and playing loose with the facts, giving skeptics room to run with their own theories.

“The one thing you can be absolutely sure of is this was not routine and he didn’t go up there for half his physical,” tweeted Joe Lockhart, a press secretary under President Bill Clinton, who was himself impeached for perjury and obstruction. “What does it mean? It means that we just won’t know what the medical issue was.”

The inexcusable speculation even frightened the First Lady – something that the President addressed from the White House on Tuesday.

“I went for a physical. and I came back and my wife said, ‘Darling are you OK? … Oh they’re reporting you may have had a heart attack,’” Trump explained. “I said ‘Why did I have a heart attack?’ ‘Because you went to Walter Reed Medical Center’ — that’s where we go when we get the physicals.”

“I was only there for a very short period of time, I went, did a very routine, just a piece of it, the rest takes place in January,” he continued, noting that afterward he took a tour of the hospital and met with an injured soldier and their family. “I got back home and I get greeted with the news that ‘We understand you had a heart attack!’”

There has been no evidence provided that would suggest the President is unhealthy or that he had a medical emergency over the weekend.

 

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman Scolds GOP Rep. Devin Nunes Over How He’ll Be Addressed

The impartiality argument is growing thinner by the minute.

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The Democrats are walking quite the tightrope in their “formal impeachment inquiry”, incessantly attempting to paint many of their witnesses as non-partisan to counter accusations being made both by the President and the Republicans who are participating in the process.

This has led to a particularly contentious debate over the real, true purpose of impeachment itself, which Republicans have characterized as an attempt to nullify the will of the American people during the 2016 election.

Today, during the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a bit of that contention boiled over.

The testimony of National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman grew tense Tuesday under questioning from Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. — as the impeachment hearing witness eventually scolded the top intelligence committee Republican for not addressing him by his military title.

The moment came amid a back-and-forth over the identity of the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint about President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky led to the impeachment proceedings.

“Mr. Vindman, you testified in your deposition that you did not know the whistleblower,” Nunes stated.

“Ranking member, it’s Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, please,” the witness responded.

Nunes corrected himself and repeated the statement, which followed questions regarding who Vindman had spoken with about Trump’s phone call. More than once, Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., interjected to advise Vindman that the purpose of the hearing was not to expose the identity of the whistleblower, who is afforded legal protection.

The moment quickly went viral online, with a great many “resistance”-minded social media users cheering on what they say as a snide attack on Nunes, furthering the partisan hyperbole that these proceedings have already been mired in.

 

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Jeff Sessions Tells Nancy Pelosi to ‘Wrap it Up’ in Regard to Impeachment

Is this yet another example of Sessions attempting to receive the blessing of the President during his campaign for the Senate?

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For many Americans, including Jeff Sessions, this impeachment fiasco has gone on long enough.

President Trump has repeatedly chastised the Democrats for their singular and unending focus on impeachment, which has led the nation down a path of stagnation.  A great many legislative projects have been put on hold in recent weeks thanks to the impeachment obsession, including work on the US Mexico Canada Trade Agreement, healthcare reform, and immigration enhancement – all subjects that prospective voters have been clamoring for.

Furthermore, the impeachment “inquiry” itself has completely dominated the news cycle, disallowing the American people whatever other information that they would normally be educating themselves with when they tune in to the “news”.

All in all, the process has handcuffed America and Americans to the spectacle unfolding before us in the chambers of Congress, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sick of it.

In a Monday interview with “Fox & Friends,” former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to bring the impeachment inquiry to a “conclusion.”

Sessions, a candidate for his old U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, said the impeachment probe is “not well-founded,” adding Pelosi is “wrong” to threaten President Donald Trump if he criticizes the Ukraine whistleblower’s identity remaining a secret.

“I think [Pelosi] needs to bring this thing to a conclusion,” Sessions stated. “It’s not well-founded to begin with, but just to pick fights with the president and try to make those kind of threats I think is wrong at this time for sure.”

Sessions, who was once at odds with President Trump, has repeatedly tried to bring the Commander in Chief back into his camp as he vies for his old Senate seat.

Trump and Sessions have been in a tumultuous relationship ever since Sessions recused himself from the RussiaGate probe while still in the position of Attorney General.

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Schiff Workin’ for The Weekend with Saturday Testimony from Budget Office

The Democrats are persistent, we’ll give ’em that.

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The Democrats and their “resistance” are running hot this week, after fireworks erupted in the House Intelligence Committee chambers during public impeachment hearings against Donald Trump.

At the center of this mess has been Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the aforementioned intel committee.  His selective enforcement of the Democrats’ own rules on impeachment has irked the Republican Party to no end, after already finding themselves befuddled by Schiff’s secret and clandestine hearings weeks ago.

Now, Schiff’s got ’em working on the weekend.

House impeachment investigators met in private Saturday with a White House budget official as the historic inquiry produces new testimony offering direct insight of President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.

After a week of dramatic public hearings, investigators heard late Friday in closed session from State Department official David Holmes, who delivered a firsthand account that puts the president at the forefront of events.

What exactly did Holmes allege to have heard?

Holmes, the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, testified that he overheard Trump in a phone call with his European Union ambassador, Gordon Sondland, saying he wanted Ukraine to conduct investigations. Sondland later explained the investigations pertained to “Bidens” — a reference to former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son Hunter, who served on the board of a gas company in Ukraine. No wrongdoing by either Biden has been substantiated.

And about that Budget Office testimony?

The latest witness was Mark Sandy, a White House budget officer, as Democrats scrutinize the administration’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine while Trump pushed the country’s new president for the political investigations.

Sandy was the first official from the Office of Management and Budget to defy Trump’s instructions not to testify. Like others, he received a subpoena to appear.

Republicans have been making the case that, since the aide money was not ultimately withheld, and since the Ukraine didn’t even know about the holdup, there was no possible way that the President’s negotiations on a July 25th phone call could amount to an incriminating act.

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Nancy Pelosi Says Trump is ‘Imposter’ After POTUS Torches Yovanovitch

Pelosi is losing her grip on civility.

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Nancy Pelosi was doing fairly well at biting her tongue during this otherwise divisive impeachment process, attempting, at 79 years of age, to be the adult in the room.

Madam Speaker is losing her patience, however, and has begun to lash out, directing her ire at Republicans, the press, and even the President.

Her latest tirade against Trump saw the longtime Democrat insult the Commander in Chief as an “imposter”.

From a recent CBS interview:

Pelosi answered, “What the president, and perhaps some at the White House have to know, that the words of the president weigh a ton. They are very significant, and he should not frivolously throw out insults, but that’s what he does. I think part of it is his own insecurity as an impostor. I think he knows full well that he’s in that office way over his head. And so, he has to diminish everyone else.”

Just days ago, Pelosi had a similar lapse in civility during a Q&A with the press, in which she belittled one of the gathered reporters as “Mr. Republican Talking Points”.

Pelosi herself was reluctant to engage in this “formal impeachment inquiry” for months, only finally join her fellow Democrats in calling for such a maneuver after an anonymous whistleblower with second and third-hand knowledge of possible improprieties attributed to the President.

 

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Rudy Giuliani Jokes About ‘Insurance’ Against Trump Throwing Him Under the Bus

The Democrats seem to think that Trump will be cutting Rudy loose, and the former NYC Mayor’s joke is raising some eyebrows as a result.

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The net being cast by the Democrats during this impeachment inquiry is growing ever wider, as their hopes of taking the nation hostage until the 2020 election continues to evolve.

Taking a cue from the RussiaGate conspiracy investigation and Robert Mueller himself, the left is drawing ever larger circles around their potential targets, possibly in a bid to intimidate Donald Trump – an ill-advised strategy given how unflappable the Commander in Chief has been over the course of the last three years.

The latest Trump confidante in the crosshairs is now Rudy Giuliani, who the Democrats are accusing of running some sort of “shadow diplomacy” on the subject of Ukraine.  When asked if he was worried about the President letting him take the fall for this fiasco, the former Mayor of New York City had an alarming joke.

In an interview with The Guardian, the former New York mayor was asked whether he was nervous the president might decide to throw him under the bus.

The House is investigating claims Trump abused his office in waging a pressure campaign, in which Giuliani played a key role, for Ukraine to announce investigations meant to benefit Trump politically.

“I’m not, but I do have very, very good insurance, so if he does, all my hospital bills will be paid,” Giuliani remarked in the article, published Thursday.

At this point in the call Giuliani’s own attorney, Robert Costello, interjected to say: “He’s joking.”

The humor did raise some eyebrows, however, particularly when coupled with some recent mainstream reporting.

Axios reported that they were mulling portraying him as a rogue actor who sought to broker a deal with Ukraine without the president’s full knowledge.

Giuliani in the interview insisted that Trump was a “very loyal guy” who would not abandon an ally.

Given that President Trump has staunchly defended Roger Stone just moments after his recent legal loss, it is doubtful that someone as close to the President as Giuliani would find himself on the outs anytime soon.

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Trump Tweet Regarding Yovanovitch Triggers Eric Swalwell Live During Impeachment Hearing

Swalwell would go so far as to say that the tweet could be an article of impeachment itself.

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The ongoing public impeachment hearings were worrisome to many Americans, who believed that such a spectacle would turn our nation’s capital into a circus, and make a mockery of the sacred spaces in which they occur.

They were right.

Our nation’s public servants sit before us today, railing against President Trump in unbelievable new ways, hoping to conjure some sort of offense out of thin air that will allow them to reverse the results of the 2016 election, some three years after Americans let their voices be heard.

During this latest round of testimony from former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, a tweet by President Trump was suddenly the topic of discussion – triggering House Democrat Eric Swalwell in the process.

During a Friday interview with CNN:

Host Anderson Cooper asked, “You think this should be added, potentially, to articles of impeachment?”

Swalwell said, “It should be considered. Because there’s strong evidence of intimidation.”

The tweet in question came during Yovanovitch’s congressional testimony.

The President also clarified that ambassadorship isn’t the sort of job that comes with an HR department.

Ms. Yovanovitch’s testimony is ongoing at this time, with a stark contrast in tone between party lines.

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