White House bans personal cellphones for staffers and guests

From NBC News:

White House staffers and guests will no longer be able to use their personal cellphones in the West Wing, the Trump administration said Thursday.

The announcement came just a day after details from a forthcoming book about the inner-workings of the Trump administration emerged — a development that enraged President Donald Trump and prompted him to threaten legal action against Steve Bannon, the former strategist who is quoted widely in the book.

In a statement Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “The security and integrity of the technology systems at the White House is a top priority for the Trump administration.”

“Therefore, starting next week the use of all personal devices for both guests and staff will no longer be allowed in the West Wing,” she said. “Staff will be able to conduct business on their government-issued devices and continue working hard on behalf of the American people.”

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders declined to answer NBC News’ question whether the new White House personal cell phone ban will apply to Trump’s personal devices. “As always we do not discuss specific security measures around the president,” she said.

The White House had been weighing the move as early as November, Bloomberg News reported, amid anger from Trump about leaks to the media within his administration. Officials told Bloomberg in November that the ban was being considered due to cybersecurity concerns.

The ban announcement followed the release of excerpts from “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” by Michael Wolff, that revealed widespread dysfunction and infighting inside the administration.

NBC News obtained a copy of the book on Wednesday. NBC News has not confirmed much of the book.

The work features riveting behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Trump’s White House, including Bannon calling a meeting of Trump campaign officials with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower during the presidential campaign “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”

Later Wednesday, an attorney for Trump threatened Bannon with legal action, accusing him of violating written confidentiality and nondisparagement agreements by talking to Wolff for the book.

 

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How Liberal’s Hate-Fest Poisons Young Minds

From ipatriot:

“If Donald Trump came out in support of oxygen, liberals would suffocate themselves.”

Hate is not funny. Liberals who think they are comedians are spewing their hate and bile on Trump to get the approval of their whacko Democrat base and their poison is infecting young Americans. Democrats encourage people to hate America, hate capitalism, and hate Christians. America is the greatest country in the history of the world, the first country to create a middle class from her great prosperity due to capitalist trade, a home where the great morality of Christianity has prospered, and a nation that has defended freedom throughout the world as well as bringing great aid to nations suffering from natural disasters. This has all been accomplished thanks to republicanism. Leftists loathe America. For the entire history of America Democrats have advocated for a king to rule the masses rather than a president to serve. They forced slavery to be in the Constitution, fought a war to keep their slaves, oppressed freed slaves for the next century making laws against them, and now they have devised a way to own them by deceiving them to get their votes voluntarily.

President Trump is doing this nation a great service and a world of good. The liberal media doesn’t care. They only care about advancing the socialist dictatorship agenda of the Democrats. For that they must present fake news and lies while slandering others as fake news and liars. Ignorant liberals who don’t look beyond the headlines fall easy prey to their manipulations. They are brainwashed to not listen to the truth, and they are directed to reject the truth and only follow the Big Lies of the Left like lemmings. These younglings and older fools readily believe ridiculous lies like global warming and beneficial socialism. Education is always the key. People who don’t know where they came from have no clue where they’re going. That’s why leftists want to keep them ignorant, so they can lead them down the road to Hell. These swindlers have realized that the best way to enslave people is to deceive them into choosing to be slaves. They accomplish this by pretending to be trying to help them, and then blaming others for the disasters they create. Democrats have been doing this for decades and only a few of the some of the people that can be fooled all the time have opened their eyes to how they have been misled. For that they can thank the man they have been programmed to hate – Donald Trump.

Trump halts speech, calls doctors for emergency in crowd at Michigan rally

From Conservative Institute:

An incident at a rally in Michigan Saturday night is the perfect example of why so many Americans find President Donald Trump more relatable than most politicians.

As the president was in the middle of his speech, an audience member suffered a medical emergency. Trump called out for help and paused his speech for three minutes, waiting considerately as medical personnel responded, then praised them. “Those are the people we love, those are great people, I’ll tell you.”

Trump stops rally for medical emergency
President Trump skipped the White House Correspondent’s Dinner Saturday night to hold a campaign-style rally in Michigan. That alone was a break in convention — it was his second time skipping the dinner, making him the first president to sit out since Reagan — but what happened at the rally was even more unusual.

Trump was in the middle of talking about ICE and gangs about 50 minutes into his speech when an audience member had an emergency. Trump suddenly stopped, called for help and patiently stepped aside.

“These ICE agents are much tougher. And they’re grabbing them and I’ll tell you what – a doctor please? Doctor. A doctor please,” Trump called out, realizing something was the matter.

Someone shouted “Thank you, sir!” before Trump walked off to the edge of the stage. “Take your time, take your time,” he told the doctors.

Trump stood silently off to the side for about three minutes, facing the flanks of the crowd. At one point, he turned to one audience member, nodding “thank you” in response to shouts of “We love you, Mr. President!”

When the emergency was resolved, Trump applauded and waved to the responders, then stepped back on stage to a clamor of applause. He gave a special nod to the doctors who stepped in.

“Those are the people we love, those are great people, I’ll tell you. And the doctors, thank you, doctor. Great job. Amazing! What people we have, what people we have.” Watch the whole thing here.

Nothing Short of Treason: Will Hillary get a Criminal Referral?

From ipatriot:

Any act that seeks to unseat a duly elected U.S. President and his administration, through illegal means, although it might not be intended to overthrow our republic, undermines our republic in the same manner of an attempted governmental overthrow, as “peaceful” as it may be. Since well before the election of 2016, the American people now know, there were a group of anti-Donald Trump statist progressive Obama bureaucratic holdovers working diligently and under Obama’s direction, to subvert President Trump’s campaign, and, then afterwards, his administration and his presidency, using sabotage and espionage tactics, because they were just so angry that he beat the criminal-minded and corrupt Hillary Clinton so handily. Their actions are nothing short of treason.

On Wednesday April 18th, Sara Carter, journalist extraordinaire, explosively divulged that Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and ten other Congressmen sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Attorney John Huber and FBI Director Christopher Wray, which refers criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Director James Comey, and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe for their involvement in the trumped up investigations into Trump and their known violations of federal law. Also named in this criminal referral were FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his lover FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who made their anti-Trump bias well known in emails now in the hands of Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

Just as culpable and involved in this mess are former CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who leaked classified information like a rusty radiator leaks water. One must wonder when they too, along with many other co-conspirators, will have criminal charges proffered against them.

It was James Clapper who orchestrated the leak, through FBI Director James Comey and his friend Columbia Professor Daniel Richman, that President Trump may have been compromised by the Russians. This is revealed through Comey’s own words in recently released memos. And according to the House Intelligence Committee, in early 2017, Clapper leaked the details of the high-level government briefings on the Steele Dossier to CNN and lied to Congress about it.

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As the letter states: “It would appear that Director Comey leaked classified information when sharing these memos with professor Richman. Accordingly, we refer James Comey to DOJ for potential violation(s) of: 18 USC 641, 18 USC 793, and 18 USC 1924.” And all of this was done, by Comey’s own admission, to ensure the appointment of a Special Counsel in order to persistently harass President Trump, even though he was not guilty of any wrong doing or any Russian collusion.

 

Without going into great detail, it is sufficient to say that Loretta Lynch was referred for possibly prosecution for allegedly threatening with reprisal the former FBI informant who came forward regarding the corrupt and criminal dealings inside the Uranium One deal and Clinton’s “pay for play” scheme, through the Clinton Foundation, while Andrew McCabe is on the firing line for violating three different laws as he lied under oath repeatedly and numerous times to FBI and the Office of the Inspector General investigators.

The primary allegation against Hillary Clinton states that she disguised payments to Fusion GPS to obfuscate her involvement in manufacturing the false Steele Dossier, that would later be used to illegally acquire a FISA warrant to run surveillance on Donald Trump and his inner circle.The criminal referral notes that those payments potentially violate 52 USC 30121 and 52 USC 30101 requiring the mandatory disclosure of these payments to the Federal Election Commission. However, the lawmakers also made mention of the January 22nd Wall Street Journal article that detailed texts between Strzok and Page and suggesting the FBI “eliminated evidence that Mrs Clinton compromised high-level communications”. But Clinton is guilty of so much more, from Uranium One to Benghazi.

Foreign nationals are not supposed to influence our elections, but one should recall that Hillary’s campaign and the DNC, under her control, funneled $12 million dollars to the law firm of Perkins Coie, which paid Fusion GPS, and in turn, Fusion GPS hired Steele. Christopher Steele, former British MI-6 agent, was the only foreign influence on the 2016 election.

Since the presentation of false and unverified information from the Steele Dossier was the source cited before the FISA Court to obtain warrants for the surveillance of President Trump and one of his advisors, Carter Page, this too raised significant concerns. DeSantis and the others reference House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions this March, as they recommended that charges be brought against “all DOJ and FBI personnel responsible for signing the Carter Page warrant application … for possible violations of 18 USC 242 and 18 USC 1505 and 1515b”.

While the letter spoke of “dissimilar degrees of zealousness” in the investigations into Clinton and Trump campaign associates, it went on to say, “we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately”. Is there really any question that these criminals broke numerous U.S legal codes coming and going, with impunity and no fear of prosecution, thinking themselves untouchable?

During the following press release, DeSantis stated: “The political elite are not immune from the rule of law, and those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as any other American. If former officials, including Hillary Clinton and James Comey, broke the law then they need to be held accountable. We ask that the Department of Justice move swiftly to ensure that violations of federal statutes by high officials are identified and prosecuted.”

 
Much of where the nation goes from here hinges on the May 8th report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Hopefully, he too will see the great need for quick and earnest prosecution of these criminals.

Furthermore, all of this perfectly illustrates that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “investigation” is based on a lie. Now, although he has repeatedly and disingenuously stated that President Trump is not a target of the investigation, Mueller continues on by attacking any and all of the president’s closest aides and confidantes, dredging up several minor and unrelated “crimes”, as he attempts to force something to the surface that might implicate President Trump in a crime worthy of impeachment. It’s past time for this farce to come to a screeching halt, in the name of sanity and for our national security, as the President fries some bigger fish, like North Korea and Iran.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last month he had assigned a federal prosecutor to investigate the broader issues in this mess, while rejecting the notion of appointing a second Special Counsel to investigate the investigators and to see just how far to the top this goes. The pressure must be kept on these criminals until we have found every last damn one of them and receive a full accounting of exactly who was involved, since it must be incomprehensible to any cogent and logical thinker that Barack Obama himself didn’t have a hand in this.

There have been about thirty trials for treason in the United States since 1789. America witnessed Mildred Gellars, an American broadcaster, and Robert Best, a journalist, convicted of treason after working for the Nazis to push their propaganda during WWII. The last people to be tried and executed for treason were Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, who were convicted of passing U.S. atomic secrets to the Soviets in 1953. What these amerikan fascists, such as Clinton, Lynch, Comey and McCabe, have just done is infinitely worse than anything any other traitor to America has perpetrated across our history, and as such, it demands a harsh penalty. Perhaps America may soon see real swift and sure justice done once more, if the rule of law still exists and if our Republic is to be saved.

BOMBSHELL: House Intel Report Exposes Feinstein’s Deep Ties to Fusion GPS

From Truthfeed:
The new bombshell House Intel report, which correctly concluded there was no collusion between President Trump and Russia to “steal” the election from Hillary Clinton, has some other findings that people’s jaws dropping.

One revelation in particular involves Senator Dianne Feinstein’s deep connections to Fusion GPS.

Turns out, her former top aide actually HIRED the “dossier agency” to keep pushing the Russia collusion story.

Gee, that that sounds a lot like coordinated collusion, now doesn’t it?

From Breitbart

The House Intelligence Committee report released on Friday contained a new bombshell: after the 2016 election, wealthy donors paid a former Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) staffer $50 million to continue “exposing” Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Dan Jones, a former Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee staffer and former FBI official, then hired author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS — whose research formed the Trump dossier — to help him do that, and to give whatever they found to “policymakers on Capitol Hill and the press.”

The House report revealed for the first time that Jones told the FBI in late March 2017 that his group, the Penn Quarter Group, was being paid by seven to ten wealthy donors “located primarily in New York and California,” who provided approximately $50 million.

The revelation showed the extent that Democrats have been willing to go behind-the-scenes to validate the dossier — which ironically was also funded secretly by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Jones’ role was noted in a footnote in the report, which is the product of the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling and any collusion.

Former Dem Senate Intel Committee staffer Dan Jones told the FBI in March 2017 that his group, the Penn Quarter Group, was paid $50M after the election by 7-10 wealthy donors primarily in NY and CA to pay Steele and Fusion GPS to “continue exposing Russian interference.” pic.twitter.com/tlrA4BzOxe

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The report confirmed what The Federalist’s Sean Davis reported in February, that there is evidence suggesting that Jones was directing post-election efforts of Fusion GPS to validate the infamous Trump dossier.

The report confirmed what The Federalist’s Sean Davis reported in February, that there is evidence suggesting that Jones was directing post-election efforts of Fusion GPS to validate the infamous Trump dossier.

Davis also reported that Jones appeared intimately involved in helping Sen. Mark Warner (VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, with trying to validate the Trump dossier.

According to stories by The Federalist and the Daily Caller, Jones had gotten in touch with Adam Waldman, a registered agent for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, who was in touch with Warner – perhaps in an effort to feed Warner information through Waldman.

According to text messages seen exclusively by the Daily Caller, Jones contacted Waldman on March 15, 2017, saying he was with a non-profit group that had just been formed, called the Democracy Integrity Project and that Steele wanted them to connect.

“Dan Jones here from the Democracy Integrity Project. Chris wanted us to connect,” he wrote Waldman.

Jones and Waldman met the next day, on March 16, 2017. Later that day, Waldman would write to Warner: “Chris Steele asked me to call you,” according to an article by The Federalist.

Jones would send Waldman articles of stories that he and his team helped to plant in the media that were negative about Trump and conservative outlets.

In one text message to Waldman, Jones suggested that his team helped place a report with Reuters about Trump’s real estate activities.

“Our team helped with this,” Jones wrote, with a link to the March 17, 2017, article.

Jones sent Waldman several other news articles, including one from McClatchy alleging that the FBI was investigating whether Russian bots influence conservative media outlets like Breitbart and InfoWars, according to the Daily Caller.

Those same reporters were also behind the report alleging that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen visited Prague in August 2016, even though it has not been corroborated.

According to testimony Waldman gave to the Senate Intelligence Committee on November 3, Jones told him he was working with Fusion GPS and that a “group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros” were funding his project with Fusion GPS.

US admitted just 44 Syrian refugees over last six months, thousands fewer than in prior year

From Conservative Institute

Former President Barack Obama invited thousands of refugees — created by his own bad foreign policy — into the United States. But with President Donald Trump in the White House, things are going much differently.

The U.S. admitted only 44 Syrian refugees in the last six months since the fiscal year began in October 2017, according to State Department figures. It’s a precipitous drop compared to the 6,000 admitted during the same time frame last fiscal year, most of whom were admitted before Trump was inaugurated.

“Additional vetting mechanisms”
America had accepted more than 20,000 Syrian refugees since 2011, including 2,000 during Trump’s tenure, before tapering off to almost zero in the new fiscal year. This low number was attributed by the State Department to a more scrutinizing refugee policy.

“The process is a little bit slower because additional vetting mechanisms have been put in place,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters last Tuesday.

An October executive order established more rigorous vetting procedures for refugees from Syria and 10 other countries, mostly in northern Africa and the Middle East. The new numbers mark a major change from Obama-era figures.

Obama set the total refugee cap at 110,000 for FY 2017, the highest cap since the early 1990s, and he accepted more than 18,000 Syrian refugees between Oct. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2016. Trump cut the total refugee cap to no more than 45,000 for the new fiscal year, its lowest since the current refugee program began in the 1980s, and less than half of Obama’s threshold. America has since resettled some 11,000 refugees, including the 44 from Syria.

Making good on promises
During his campaign, Trump criticized Obama’s lax refugee policy, promising tougher vetting and restrictions in the interest of national security. He set to work on this shortly after taking office, with a travel ban that temporarily cut refugee admissions from certain countries believed to be terrorism hotspots while halting all refugee admissions from Syria indefinitely.

Trump’s policies have also affected the religious make-up of refugee admissions: 40 percent of refugees identified as Muslim in previous years, but in the first three months of FY 2018, just 14 percent of refugees were Muslim; the number of Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists has gone up.

Top 20% of Income Earners Will Pay 87% of Taxes in 2018

From The Political Insider:

2018 will be the first year with the Donald Trump tax cuts in effect.

While initially unpopular, the majority of voters do now support Trump’s tax package. Most had been misinformed by the media that the tax cuts were just tax cuts “for the rich,” and not for ordinary Americans.

In reality, the Trump tax cuts reduced the top income tax rate from 39.6 to 37 percent, and the bottom rate fell from 10 percent to zero. The 15 percent rate dropped to 12 percent, the 25 percent rate to 22, the 28 percent rate to 24 and the 33 percent rate to 32. The tax cut was most beneficial for the lower and middle class, and the standard deduction was doubled.

Taxpayers are seeing the proof in their paychecks.

Additionally, the hundreds of companies announcing $1,000+ bonuses to their employees as a result of tax reform also helped boost the tax cut package’s popularity.

One social experiment showed that liberals even favor the Trump tax plan when it’s presented to them as being attributed to Bernie Sanders.

Just three years ago, the top 20% of income taxpayers paid 84% of all income taxes. For some context, the top 20% earn “only” about 51% of national income in a given year. In other words, they’re paying out of proportion to the percent of total income they earn (which is to be expected with a progressive income tax).

This year, despite media cries that the Trump tax cut is only for the wealthy, they’ll be paying a larger share of the income taxes this year.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

In 2018, top earners will pay a higher share of income taxes.

The individual income tax matters—a lot—because it is the largest single source of U.S. revenue. And its share has risen in recent years. For 2018, it could raise 50% of total federal revenue, according to estimates from Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation, up from about 48% last year.

Surprised? Only the mainstream media should be.