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The first of the following two articles details Brennan’s activities and the second one gives a list of those now known to have been administration targets.
Undoubtedly, there are many more unknown.
Excerpts: 

Confirmed: Former CIA chief John Brennan colluded with foreign spies to defeat Trump
Anyone with a single functioning brain cell (a group that unfortunately does not include Democrats) knew from the jump that there was ZERO collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. That did not, however, keep the liberal shills in the mainstream media from parroting the mantra during every broadcast that Trump was in bed with the Russians.
The spying on the Trump campaign was clearly unethical, immoral, and illegal. But, how to find the smoking gun? Democrats are very good at secrecy, corruption, and conspiracy, all playing a key role in Barack Hussein’s mission to keep Trump out of the White House. Proving the corruption, illegality, and conspiracy would not be easy. Where is that smoking gun?
Right here! Former CIA Director John Brennan, pictured above.
An article in the Guardian last week provides more confirmation that John Brennan was the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump, reports The American Spectator. One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election — Hillary’s.
Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.
John Brennan’s CIA operated like a branch office of the Hillary campaign, leaking out mentions of this bogus investigation to the press in the hopes of inflicting maximum political damage on Trump. An official in the intelligence community tells TAS that Brennan’s retinue of political radicals didn’t even bother to hide their activism, decorating offices with “Hillary for president cups” and other campaign paraphernalia.
A supporter of the American Communist Party at the height of the Cold War, Brennan brought into the CIA a raft of subversives and gave them plum positions from which to gather and leak political espionage on Trump. More

Trump and his campaign were not the only targets. One might ask if the following list is just the tip of the iceberg.
The big, amazing list of people Obama spied on
A remarkable timeline assembled by ace investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson shows just how often the Obama administration apparently spied on friend and foe alike.

With all of this information gathered in one place, WND then compiled a list gleaned from Attkisson’s timeline of all those whom the Obama administration is suspected of targeting either by spying, or investigating and/or prosecuting using intelligence information…
And the list is impressive.

  • Former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.
  • Pro-Israel lobbyists
  • FBI contractor and whistleblower Shamai Leibowitz
  • Tea-party groups
  • WikiLeaks
  • New York Times reporter James Risen
  • NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake
  • Fox News reporter James Rosen
  • CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson
  • Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio
  • Fox News reporter Mike Levine
  • ATF Special Agent John Dodson
  • Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus
  • Associated Press reporters
  • Benghazi whistleblowers
  • President Obama’s vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff James Cartwright
  • Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning
  • CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou
  • NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden
  • Reporter Audrey Hudson
  • FBI agent and contractor Donald Sachtleben
  • Former state department contractor Stephen Jin-Woo Kim
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
  • Former CIA employee Jeffrey Alexander Sterling
  • Unspecified members of Congress
  • American-Jewish groups
  • Trump adviser Carter Page
  • Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn
  • Candidate Donald Trump’s campaign
  • President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team

WND asked Attkisson: Given the sheer number of areas in which it engaged in spying, did it not seem clear that the Obama administration had weaponized the intelligence community? Entire article worth reading here

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Excellent article packed with detailed information on the entire matter

British Role Confirmed in Trump Spying Scandal
by Accuracy In Media on April 17, 2017
A Special Report from the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism; Cliff Kincaid, Director.
 

The British Guardian posted a report on April 13 claiming that its sources now admit that the British spy agency GCHQ was digitally wiretapping Trump associates, going back to late 2015. This was presumably when the December 2015 Moscow meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lt. General Michael Flynn took place.
This runs contrary to the blanket nature of the denial insinuated in GCHQ’s carefully-crafted statement of March 17 claiming it was all “nonsense” and “utterly ridiculous” that they conducted surveillance of “then president-elect” Donald Trump (emphasis added). The surveillance went back a year before he became “president-elect.”
President Trump’s claim of being “wire tapped” has been vindicated. Indeed, the surveillance is far more extensive than even he suspected at the time.

Based on the new disclosures, we can safely conclude that the world’s most advanced and extensive system of computerized espionage was indeed used against him and people he worked with, for political purposes, with the knowledge and approval of top Obama officials such as CIA Director John Brennan (one major name implicated by the Guardian).
Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, who said GCHQ was involved in wiretapping Trump, has also vindicated. Fox News owes Napolitano an apology for yanking him off the air for a week for making that “controversial” and now-verified assertion.

 
Trump Was Right
President Trump stressed the pervasive “extent” of this Obama political “wiretapping” to Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business in an Oval Office interview on April 11 (aired April 12). “Me and so many other people” surveilled, Trump said. He explained again that he had picked up the “wire tapped” terminology straight from the headline of The New York Times (of January 20) as he has explained before (on March 15; see AIM report).
Now we’re learning that GCHQ did wiretap Trump for a year before the election. “Trump” is, of course, shorthand for Trump associates and possibly Trump himself directly, depending on context. But GCHQ is trying to put a positive spin on what it admits would be illegal spying on U.S. citizens if done by U.S. agencies.
The Guardian’s sources claim a heroic role for the British GCHQ as a courageous “whistleblower” in warning U.S. agencies to “Watch out” about Trump and Russia—but carefully avoiding mention of the U.S.’s NSA, which must be protected at all costs as part of the NSA-GCHQ spy-on-each-other’s-citizens “wiretap shell game.” (See AIM Special Report of March 18).
These sources virtually admit the mutual “wiretap shell game” by inadvertently mentioning the Trump-Russia data was originally passed on to the U.S. by GCHQ as part of a “routine exchange” of intelligence. The use of this term, “exchange,” suggests what we had previously reported—the shell-game “exchange” between the NSA and GCHQ where they can spy on each other’s citizens and deny it all. 


British Wiretapping 

Past British Prime Ministers have been implicated in various scandals involving wiretaps. Some have involved the “Echelon” global surveillance system set up by the NSA with its counterparts in the other “Five Eyes” nations—UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Any one of these countries is able to circumvent domestic laws against spying on their own citizens by asking another Echelon member country to do it for them. This is precisely the “wiretap shell game” used by the Obama administration to have British GCHQ spy on Trump, as outlined by Judge Napolitano and his sources.
To avoid unraveling the longstanding Five Eyes spying “wiretap shell game,” the GCHQ had to pretend they “routinely” came across this Trump-Russia wiretap data “by chance,” unprompted by requests from U.S. agencies (such as the NSA or CIA) or by Obama officials, working outside normal NSA chain of command on Signals Intelligence or SIGINT (as Judge Napolitano reported on March 14).
So the heroic British GCHQ comes to the rescue with conveniently “accidental” (our word) captures of wiretap communications between Trump people and sinister-sounding “Russian intelligence agents,” with the wiretaps sent here to help out the U.S. agencies. We are supposed to believe the U.S. agencies and the Obama White House just passively received this bombshell wiretap data from GCHQ, no questions asked, for over a year from late 2015 to early 2017. (The Guardian has no end date for the surveillance, such as the November 8 election, and indicates continued surveillance into the Trump transition, with the FBI “throwing more resources” into the investigation then.)
Did Obama officials ever say, “Wait! Stop sending us this material, it may be illegal!” It does not appear so. Hence, the questions that have to be asked by the House and Senate Intelligence Committees are:
Were there requests for more wiretap data on Trump and his team?
Were there requests for more complete transcripts, or even voice recordings?
This “alerting” of the U.S. on Trump-Russia communications was needed, according to the Guardian and its U.S. and U.K. intelligence sources, because the U.S. agencies were “asleep” or “untrained,” or were legally prohibited from “examining the private communications of American citizens without warrants.” But to the GCHQ, America is a “foreign” nation and evidently they think they are free to spy on Americans “without warrants.”
 

Obama’s CIA and the Anti-Trump Task Force
Previous reporting has said that an interagency task force of six U.S. intelligence agencies was set up to investigate the alleged Trump-connected names supposedly discovered in “incidental collection” of digital wiretap surveillance of Russian communications. The six agencies are said to consist of the CIA, NSA, FBI, the Justice Department’s National Security Division, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Treasury Department financial crimes unit.
Until now, no one has known who in the Obama administration set up the task force, who directs it, what its operating directives state, what its activities have entailed, and who it is really accountable to.
But the Guardian is now reporting that it was CIA Director John Brennan who initiated, in about August 2016, what clearly seems to be an illegal domestic investigation of the Trump political campaign, which would be prohibited by the CIA charter.
Reportedly “Brennan used [British] GCHQ information and intelligence from other partners to launch a major interagency investigation.” The infamous fake “Trump dossier” is apparently dragged in too.
Brennan then proceeded to give highly classified “urgent” briefings to individual members of the Congressional “Gang of Eight.” Beginning on about August 25, with then-Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on that date, CIA chief Brennan claimed that the Russian email hackings of the Democratic National Committee were designed to help Trump win the election, according to The New York Times. These partisan briefings represent the politicization of the CIA under Obama, and are of dubious legality.
In September 2016, this anti-Trump intelligence task force changed the previous “incidental” collection to outright direct targeting of Trump people so that their communications with Russia were “actively monitored,” not merely retrieved retroactively in digital archives with names having to be laboriously “unmasked.” (See also New York Times January 19/20, February 14.)
Unmasking is unnecessary if one starts with the specific names of Trump personnel first, and then flags them for future surveillance, going forward in time. In that case, the “actively monitored” and flagged Trump names automatically trigger alerts in the NSA-GCHQ computers whenever the names turn up. These wiretap reports would then have been submitted to Obama officials at the level of national security adviser Susan Rice and CIA director Brennan, and perhaps to Obama himself.
Interestingly, the Guardian’s sources carefully try to avoid implicating or involving the NSA in GCHQ’s allegedly unprompted reporting on intercepted wiretap data on Trump associates. It’s the “shell game” again with the NSA and GCHQ covering for each other.


British GCHQ Director Implicated
Instead, the Guardian’s anonymous intelligence sources say that then-director of GCHQ Robert Hannigan passed on a top secret “director level” report on Trump-Russia in “summer 2016” to CIA Director John Brennan, rather than to the NSA. However, if GCHQ was using NSA’s digital wiretap facilities to “routinely” spy on Trump people, then the NSA would be implicated by the very arrangement used.
As we predicted at AIM, the unexpected sudden resignation of GCHQ director Hannigan, announced on January 23, makes him the potential villain and scapegoat. Hannigan stayed on his job until his replacement took office on April 7.
In an unprecedented BBC interview on April 5, Hannigan fired a parting shot at the Judge Napolitano and White House reports of his GCHQ’s spying on Trump. Hannigan snidely dismissed the reports, saying, “We get crazy conspiracy theories thrown at us every day. We ignore most of them. On this occasion it was so crazy that we felt we should say so and we have said it’s a ridiculous suggestion.”
The Guardian’s report refutes Hannigan, barely a week after he left office, possibly with official connivance or approval. But why is Hannigan getting being thrown under the bus so soon? Is it fear of the impending findings of U.S. Congressional and official investigations exposing GCHQ?
Such reports in the British press on highly sensitive intelligence matters surely must have been quietly cleared by the British government as a first fallback position on GCHQ spying on Trump. Otherwise the Guardian would be in deep trouble under the UK’s Official Secrets Act and its D-Notice procedure to suppress or censor news stories on secret intelligence matters.
Finally, the British also seem to be trying to spread the blame around to a laundry list of other countries allegedly passing on intelligence about Trump-Russia contacts—Germany, Estonia, Poland, Australia, the Dutch and the French DGSE.
Still, no “smoking gun” has ever been found in any of this wiretap material, for it would already have been leaked like Lt. Gen. Flynn’s fairly benign conversations with the Russian ambassador that got him fired.
Despite the sensational news from The Washington Post that the FBI obtained a FISA warrant to wiretap ex-Trump adviser Carter Page, which may even still be in effect, his “Russian contacts” also seem to be completely ordinary and routine. Page is so confident of his innocence that he has been going on various television news programs to talk openly about his work on Russia, supplying Russian contacts with some of his New York University classroom materials.
To be sure, a certain large percentage of these kinds of business meetings with Russians will turn out to be with undercover Russian intelligence officers—unbeknownst to the Western business and academic people meeting them. The media portray them as suspicious. But this kind of Russian spy game has always been going on since the Cold War and is nothing new.
The FISA warrant, rather than proving any malfeasance by Carter Page—again no “smoking gun”—only adds to the evidence that what President Trump said from the start was true: that Trump and his associates were under electronic surveillance.


Unasked Questions  

What do the wiretaps on Trump actually say? The media don’t want to know if the NSA-GCHQ wiretaps actually exonerate President Trump.
One of the advantages of the adversarial system in the courts is that advocates on the opposing side ideally get a fair chance—unlike the one-sided media with journalists who, at the rate of more than 90 percent, contributed to the Hillary Clinton campaign (see this Columbia Journalism Review study of election records).
Questions not asked of Rice or other sources by the media include whether she or other Obama officials “flagged” the unmasked Trump team names for future NSA (or British GCHQ) automatic unmasking and delivery of transcripts and summary reports.
Did the Obama people regularize the “unmasking” so that routinely a new retroactive search was automatically ordered with automatic unmaskings? That would be another way to turn “incidental collection” into an effectively ongoing wiretap order. Did President Obama or Rice or others request actual sound recordings of Trump and others to review?
Did the Obama team “unmask” other presidential candidates and associates besides Trump, such as Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who visited Moscow in December 2015 and dined with Putin? Fox is reporting that Congressional investigators are now looking into whether other presidential candidates and Members of Congress were surveilled too. In 2014, CIA director Brennan was caught red-handed lying to the Senate about the CIA’s criminal hacking of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s computer system.
We are told that many, if not most, of these wiretaps and unmaskings of Trump people were not even wiretaps about Russia or “incidental collection” on legitimate foreign intelligence subjects, though they may have begun that way.
The evidence now indicates that the information was procured for partisan political purposes—to spy on the Trump opposition to Hillary Clinton using the full weight of the U.S. government’s NSA spying apparatus (or NSA facilities used by British GCHQ). 

Pompeo Must Clean Out the CIA
Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo is in a position to get to the bottom of this scandal. Yet, on April 13, 2017, in his first public speech as director, he seemed to indicate that the evidence being developed in connection with the CIA’s role in the illegal surveillance of President Trump was going to be ignored or brushed aside. It was a forceful, even strident, defense of the Agency.
“I inherited an Agency that has a real appreciation for the law and for the Constitution,” he claimed. “Despite fictional depictions meant to sell books or box-office tickets, we are not an untethered or rogue agency. So yes, while we have some truly awesome capabilities at our disposal, our officers do not operate in areas or against targets that are rightfully and legally off-limits to us.”
The evidence suggests the opposite. The CIA under Obama’s CIA Director Brennan was involved in illegal surveillance, using those “truly awesome capabilities,” against political targets that should have been off-limits.
One of those targets was the President who appointed Pompeo as CIA director.


Source:  Accuracy In Media

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By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
Conspiracy became reality In May 2013 when the Director of the IRS Exempt Organizations division Lois Lerner publicly admitted and apologized for the targeting of conservative groups by “flagging” groups with the words like “tea party,” or “Patriot” in their names, for addition scrutiny, and in many cases delaying their applications, as well as demanding the names of their donors.

For years, conservative groups were mocked, called paranoid and treated as conspiracy theorists until that apology. 

The scandal that followed included Barack Obama claiming their was not a “smidgen of wrongdoing,” despite the fact that the House Ways And Means Committee sent out a criminal referral to the Department of Justice, which was dismissed by Obama’s DOJ out of hand.

Time Line – IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

THERE IS A NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN NOW

Since then it has been revealed that the total was much higher than the original list identified back in May 2013, which was 298, with the released names of over 400 organizations that were subjected to long delays, while being forced to answer intrusive questions about their donors and activities.

Representative Peter Roskam, revealed on an interview with Fox Business on Thursday morning, that there is “overwhelming” evidence that suggests under Lerner and Obama the IRS “denied people due process and equal protection of the law based on their political ideology,” which he states is a felony. Roskam also states Lerner may have lied to the Inspector General of the Treasury Department, who was investigating those very charges.

Roskam states “What we want is a new Justice Department to take a fresh look at this while we are well within the statute of limitations and if the can, to move forward with the prosecution.”

On April 12, 2017, Congressman Kevin Brady, joined Roskam, in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, urging him to take a “fresh look” at the case against Lerner, 

Full letter below:Dear Mr. Attorney General:

On April 9, 2014, the House Committee on Ways and Means voted to send a letter to the Department of Justice referring former IRS Exempt Organizations Division Director Lois G. Lerner for criminal prosecution. As indicated in the attached letter, the Committee’s nearly three-year investigation uncovered evidence of willful misconduct on the part of Ms. Lerner. Despite this fact, and for what many believe were purely partisan reasons, the prior Administration refused to review Ms. Lerner’s misconduct. For the reasons described below, I respectfully request the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.

In particular, the Committee found that Ms. Lerner used her position to improperly influence IRS action against conservative organizations, denying these groups due process and equal protection rights under the law. The Committee also found she impeded official investigations by providing misleading statements in response to questions from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Finally, Lerner risked exposing, and may actually have disclosed, confidential taxpayer information, in apparent violation of Internal Revenue Code section 6103 by using her personal email to conduct official business.

As you know, your predecessor brought no charges against Ms. Lerner or any other IRS employees involved in the improper targeting of organizations applying for tax-exempt status.

Disturbingly, in February 2014, while the investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) was ongoing, President Obama stated there was “not a smidgeon of corruption” at the IRS, preempting a fair investigation in which he had political equities. It is clear that when the DOJ announced in October 2015 that it would not bring charges against Lois Lerner, the agency was following President Obama’s signal on how he wanted the investigation to be handled.

Taxpayers deserve to know that the DOJ’s previous evaluation was not tainted by politics. Again, I respectfully request that the Department of Justice to take a fresh look at the evidence presented in the attached referral in order to assure the American people that DOJ’s prior investigation was handled fairly and to restore taxpayers’ trust in the IRS.

Sincerely,
Kevin Brady
Chairman

Committee on Ways and Means
Peter Roskam
Chairman
Subcommittee on Tax Policy

According to Investment Watch Blog, Sessions is said to be excited about pushing the “very strong” case forward.

Related: Judicial Watch Obtains MORE Documents PROVING Obama Illegally Used the IRS To Target Conservative Groups

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CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROOST

With the recent arrest of Candace Marie Claiborne, an employee of the U.S. Department of State, announced on the Department of Justice website on March 29, 2017, for concealing extensive contacts with foreign intelligence agents, while accepting gifts and bribes for information, and the “full blown” investigations started by Congress into Obama’s former National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s “unmasking” of names that were part of the Trump campaign, the chickens are coming home to roost, in regards to the potentially illegal activities of the Obama administration and the agencies that became so politicized during his presidency.

To date there has been no direct evidence implicating Barack Obama in the IRS scandal, or the orders to unmask American names, which many believe was done for political purposes, but then again, no actual prosecutions have begun yet, so one has to wonder how many of these recent revelations and investigations will 1) produce active prosecutions and 2) implicate Barack Obama himself if those being prosecuted decide to cut a deal to save themselves.

BOTTOM LINE

It has been less than three months since Obama left office and Congress is actively investigating a number of issues, as is the DOJ, and we have to wonder if the aforementioned investigations are just the tip of the iceberg and how much more is going to be revealed as to what the Obama administration did behind the scenes during his eight year term.
Source

 

Recording of Secretary Kerry Admitting President Obama Armed Extremists in Syria – And Now Secretary Tillerson and President Trump are Dealing With Consequences…..

On September 30th 2016 the New York Times quietly released a leaked audio recording of Secretary John Kerry meeting with multiple factions associated within Syria.
The 40-minute discussion took place on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly in New York. The meeting took place at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations on Sept. 22nd 2016:

[…]  Kerry’s off-record conversation was apparently with two dozen ‘Syrian civilians’, all from US backed opposition-linked NGO’s in education and medical groups supposedly working in ‘rebel-held’ (aka terrorist-held) areas in Syria.
This opposition conclave also included ‘rescue workers’ which can only be ambassadors from the White Helmets, a pseudo NGO which serves as Washington and London’s primary PR front in pursuit of a “No Fly Zone’ in Syria, and it’s being bankrolled by the US, UK, EU and other coalition states to the tune of well over $100 million (so far). (link)

When you listen to the audio recording (embedded below) it becomes immediately obvious what was going on in 2014, 2015 and 2016 as an outcome of policy from the White House.  In addition, you discover why this jaw-dropping 2016 leak/story was buried by the U.S. media and how it connects to the prior 4 years of perplexing U.S. mid-east policy.
This evidence within this single story would/should forever remove any credibility toward the U.S. foreign policy under President Obama.  It also destroys the credibility of a large number of well known republicans, and explains how the prior action has placed President Trump into a precarious position requiring a careful approach.

The key Secretary Kerry moments are at 02:00, and again at approximately 18:30 forward.
The discussion from 18:30 through to 29:00 are exceptionally revealing and should be listened to by anyone who has wondered what was going on in Syria.  Kerry even makes mention of the “Responsibility to Protect, or R2P” principle:

Leaked audio of John Kerry’s meeting with Syrian revolutionaries/UN (improved audio)

@18:30 Secretary John Kerry [transcript]:

[…]  “Well, the problem is the Russians do not care about law, and we do.  And, we don’t have a basis -our lawyers tell us- unless we have a U.N. Security Council resolution, which the Russians can veto and Chinese, OR unless we are under attack from the folks there, or unless we are invited in.  Russia was invited in by the legitimate regime, well, it’s illegitimate in our mind, by the regime.  And so, they were invited in and we’re not invited in.”
“We’re flying in airspace there, where they can turn on the air defense and we have a very different scene.  The only reason they’re letting us fly is because we’re going after ISIS.  If we were going after Assad, those air defenses, we’d have to take out all those air defenses, uh, and we don’t have a legal justification, frankly, for doing that unless we stretch it way beyond the law on a humanitarian basis, which some people argue we should – by the way.”
“Uh, but so far American legal theory has not gone into these so called “right to protect”, uh, and we don’t even have what we had in Kosovo where we had an, you know, an existing resolution and so forth.  Uh, even though we went alone.”
“And so it’s complicated, it’s not easy.  And we’ve been fighting.  How many wars have we been fighting?  We’ve been fighting in Afghanistan, we’ve been fighting in Iraq, we’ve fighting -you know- in the region for fourteen years.  And a lot of Americans don’t believe that we should be fighting and sending young Americans over to die in another country.  That’s the problem.”
“The congress won’t vote to do it. And you can be mad at us, but what we’re trying to do is help Syrians fight for their own country; and we’ve been spending a lot of money, a lot of effort to try and help do this.  So, there’s an opposition there; the opposition is doing very well.  Russia came in, and that’s a problem I know, because, uh, y’ know, uh, we don’t behave like Russians, it’s just a different standard.”
“So we are trying to see if we can test whether Russia, you see, is serious about a political solution.  And if they are not serious, then we will help the opposition more.  But I don’t think that’s particularly good for Syrians in the end because it will mean more fighting.”

Secretary Kerry is then questioned by an obvious sympathizer toward the extremist elements (calls pro-assad Sunni faction “Sunni Jews”) about why the U.S. fights the extremist Sunni (ISIS), but not the extremist Shia (Hezbollah).  Kerry’s response:

“Well, they’re [Hezbollah] a terrorist organization, we’ve designated them a terrorist organization.  The reason for [airstrikes against the Sunni Extremists] is because they have basically declared war on us; and are plotting against us, and Hezbollah is not plotting against us; Hezbollah is exclusively focused on Israel, they’re not attacking now, and on Syria where they are attacking in support of the, uh, in support of Assad.”
“So it a, uh, it’s…”
[Interrupted]
Question: “But how to make the majority of the Syrian people accept this approach, that because Hezbollah or the Iraqi or Iranian groups are not attacking the U.S. now when they are attacking against the terrorism in Syria?”
Kerry: “Well, they, they are targeted by the opposition who we are arming and training.”

What the recording reveals is substantive:
First, only regime change, the removal of Bashir Assad, in Syria was the 2013, 2014, and 2015 goal for President Obama. This is admitted and outlined by Secretary John Kerry.
Secondly, in order to accomplish this primary goal, the White House was willing to watch the rise of ISIS (’13, ’14, ’15) by placing their bet that ISIS’s success would force Syrian President Bashir Assad to acquiesce toward Obama’s terms and step down.
Thirdly, in order to facilitate the objective, Obama and Kerry intentionally gave arms to ISIS and even, arguably, attacked a Syrian government military convoy to stop a strategic attack upon the Islamic extremists killing 80 Syrian soldiers.
Pause for a moment and consider those three points carefully. Because the audio, along with accompanying research now surfacing, not only exposes these three points as truth – but also provides the specific evidence toward them.
The problem in the Obama/Kerry’s secret strategy became clear when ISIS grew in sufficient strength to give the White House optimism for the scheme – however, instead of capitulation Assad then turned to Russia for help.
When Russia came to aid Bashir Assad the Syrian Government began being able to defeat ISIS and the Islamic Extremist elements within Syria.  For the hidden plan of Obama/Kerry (and also McCain, Graham, et al), Russia defeating ISIS, al-Qaeda and al-Nusra, upended their objective.
Against the backdrop of this recording we can reconcile so many historic issues. We already know of a Second Presidential Finding Memo authorizing additional CIA covert action in 2012, this time in Syria. However, unlike the 2011 Libyan operation we do not know the operational name of the second action in 2012 Syria.

2012: WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, U.S. sources familiar with the matter said.

Obama’s order, approved earlier this year and known as an intelligence “finding,” broadly permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad. (link)

Further consider how this Kerry audio tape, and the now transparent Obama policy toward Syria, absolutely confirms our earlier research as contained within the Benghazi Brief surrounding Syria.  [Previous post]
President Obama, Secretary Clinton (2011, 2012) and later Secretary Kerry, together with John McCain, and the CIA tentacled team within the Republican party (2013, 2014, 2015) were willing to support extremist (under all factional names) in order to overthrow Bashir Assad…
THIS WAS THE Obama/Kerry POLICY.
This was their now admitted policy.
Nothing else mattered.
Now, we keep going.  The challenges change over time.
Now, it is 2017.  Russia has maneuvered in Syria to protect the Assad regime, and wall off ISIS regionally; stopping them from being able to attack Assad.  ISIS (al-Qaeda, al-Nusra etc.) still exists, but they are no longer a threat to Bashir Assad directly.

In 2017 the extremists, previously armed and funded by Obama et al, have been reduced to a regional threat with critical geography now controlled by the Syrian forces and Russian military.
♦  What was true in 2014 (ISIS is a threat to Assad) is no longer necessarily true in 2017 (ISIS, thanks to Russia, now contained in a geographic region within Syria – and not the same threat as 2014).
This understanding helps to reset the landscape to the current quagmire.  The current quagmire is brutally overlooked and misreported by the media, because the situation has fully evolved.
This fundamental paradigm shift in regional action, is what lies behind Assad (and Russia) now focusing on eliminating the political opposition to Assad, that is not ISIS.
The ISIS narrative (including al-Qaeda, al-Nusra) now provides the foil for Assad, with Russia’s help, to eliminate his opposition that is NOT extremist.  Under the guise of fighting terrorism (ISIS) Assad is launching attacks against his political opposition with the intention to wipe them out.
If the Russian military and the entire Syrian military wanted to eliminate ISIS in Syria (said to be approximately 30k +/-), they could do so rather quickly.  They’ve had over a year to assemble enough military personnel and military armament to defeat that enemy.
They have not done so because it doesn’t fit the current agenda: keeping Assad in power.
It is this specific quagmire, via Assad’s interests served by the continuance of ISIS, that creates a situation where the recent chemical weapons were deployed.  Either:

• A.) By Assad against his political opposition groups. Not ISIS terrorists. Or…
• B.) By political opposition groups, against extremists (al-Qaeda, ISIS etc.). Or…
• C.) By extremist groups, against political opposition groups, in an effort to get the Western forces to attack Assad.

Both A and C are most likely. We can make a solid research argument for both motives.  Given the nature of the victims, option B is impossible to reconcile.  If I had to bet I’d say “C”, but the White House claims evidence toward “A”.
However, the reality of this quagmire is also why we previously said it doesn’t matter who used Chemical Weapons
What really matters is President Trump’s response as guided by the regional partners who are aware of this reality.
The joint mid-east alliance have a regional plan to combat extremism and bring back stability.   The alliance has heard from President Trump that he has no intention of engaging U.S. forces in another mid-east war.   However, the alliance members also know for the first time in history they are dealing with a U.S. President that is beholden to no external political elements.  As a consequence, they can trust him:

[…] “I fully trust the capabilities of President Trump … he can succeed in so many fields that others cannot.  I trust him wholeheartedly.”…

The alliance is now asking for Trump’s political leadership strength.
This is where President Trump assigns responsibility, and the promise of further action, to Bashir Assad – and by taking extremely aggressive and public action that was widely accepted as necessary by the larger international community – President Trump is breaking up the availability of Assad (Russia and Iran) to hide behind the useful foil of their opposition to ISIS.
If another chemical attack takes place, Bashir Assad runs the risk of being removed.  And the entire world, sans Russia and Iran, will see the removal action as justified.
Remember, the primary goal of Russia and Iran is to keep Assad in power.

♦ If Bashir Assad did not carry out the prior chemical attack, he, and Russia, is now in a position of having to make sure that another attack doesn’t take place, ever.   This means Russia and Assad need to re-engage the fight against whomever ‘might’ carry out another chemical attack.  (Trump wins)
♦ If Bashir Assad did carry out the prior chemical attack, he and Russia, are now unable to use that action against Assad’s political opposition.  (Trump wins)

President Trump has assigned responsibility, and given consequences.  President Trump is forcing Assad (and Russia/Iran) to: #1) fight ISIS, and #2) stop targeting Assad’s political opposition; at least with chemical weapons.
And THAT is the exact response Assad gave after the 59 tomahawk missiles struck the Syrian airbase.  See:  “Assad promises to fight ISIS harder.”  This is also one of the reasons why the targeted airbase is still operational. 

Now pay attention to Secretary Tillerson:

Overall, the situation in Syria is one where our approach today and our policy today is, first, to defeat ISIS. By defeating ISIS we remove one of the disruptive elements in Syria that exists today.
That begins to clarify for us opposition forces and regime forces. In working with the coalition — as you know, there is a large coalition of international players and allies who are involved in the future resolution in Syria.
So it’s to defeat ISIS; it’s to begin to stabilize areas of Syria, stabilize areas in the south of Syria, stabilize areas around Raqqa through ceasefire agreements between the Syrian regime forces and opposition forces. Stabilize those areas; begin to restore some normalcy to them. Restore them to local governance — and there are local leaders who are ready to return, some who have left as refugees — they’re ready to return to govern these areas.
Use local forces that will be part of the liberation effort to develop the local security forces — law enforcement, police force. And then use other forces to create outer perimeters of security so that areas like Raqqa, areas in the south can begin to provide a secure environment so refugees can begin to go home and begin the rebuilding process.
In the midst of that, through the Geneva Process, we will start a political process to resolve Syria’s future in terms of its governance structure, and that ultimately, in our view, will lead to a resolution of Bashar al-Assad’s departure.
~ Secretary Tillerson during Air-Strike Debrief

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That quote is from former Obama State Department official Antony Blinken in Sunday’s New York Times on the 2013 deal with Syria that they told us then had removed all of Assad’s chemical weapons:

From the article:

Still, the administration knew all along that it had probably not gotten all of the chemical weapons, and tried to get Russia to help press Syria, without success. “We always knew we had not gotten everything, that the Syrians had not been fully forthcoming in their declaration,” Mr. Blinken said.

Wow.

But it’s not just Blinkin spilling the beans. Here’s Dan Shapiro,  who was a member of Obama’s National Security Council, saying almost the same thing:

Shapiro, however, is arguing that despite lying to America for 4 years, the 2013 deal was still a good idea:

Over to you Secretary Kerry. Care to comment on this?

At least PolitFact, which had ruled Kerry’s statement above as “mostly-true” in 2014, is revisiting things now and has pulled its prior fact-check:

Time for the entire Obama administration and the MSM to “revisit” as well.

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Here are just a few of the many instances of Democrat/Leftist gross duplicity.
Hypocrisy on steroids: speech and/or actions acceptable to their side is labeled egregious should the other side engage in such speech or behavior.
Doublethink: intolerance=tolerance: free expression is possible only by intolerance toward and the muzzling of all opposition.
Then we have projection: accusing their opponents of doing what they themselves do.
Enter outright lying: charging their opponents with hate speech and aggressive acts which are completely false.
And their bedrock of discourse: the outright denial of the facts, and when unable to logically defend their position, resorting to name calling and personal smears.
Excerpts from the following articles show just a few cases where apparent Democrat/Leftist delusion, denial, or outright prevarication run rampant.

The Russian straw man:
OOPS! The Sickening Truth Slips Out On CNN – Now We Know Why They Continue To Push ‘The Russian Boogeyman’ Theme!
The real deep Russian ties are with the democrats
By Stefan Stanford
“In the recent tweet seen screenshot below from President Donald Trump, he urges Americans to watch a Fox News story on John Podesta’s ties with Russia. Reminding Americans and the world “it was Russia” stone-throwers on the left may have been living in Russia-funded glass-houses, we see now playing out in politics a classic case of psychological projection.
‘Actors on the world stage’ attempting to deny or downplay their own ties to Russia, casting those qualities of themselves upon President Trump, we also get ear-opening truth from CNN in the first video below that projection is now voraciously at play within the mainstream media and the ‘deep state’….”

Complicit lefty MSM covering for the Obama administration:

MSM Caught Red-Handed Sitting On Bombshell Report To Protect Obama – Independent Media Exposes It And Them
By Susan Duclos
“Two bombshells in one, but only one is receiving attention and only because of the efforts and publishing of damning information by Independent Media writer Mike Cernovich, about who in the Obama administration was behind the “unmasking” of names of American citizens, incidentally collected by intelligence agencies, then disseminating it to the media, which according Rep. Trey Gowdy, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, is a felony offense.
Cernovich revealed that the name of the high level Obama administration official that ordered the “unmasking” of names of members of the Trump campaign, even before the presidential election, was Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice. That information was then widely disseminated throughout the intelligence community after Obama issued an order making it easier for intelligence agencies to share “unfiltered information” about innocent people.
The House Intelligence Committee has been investigating who “unmasked” those names, which then was disseminated widely, resulting in a number of illegal leaks to the press, with Rice’s name being mentioned as one of those with the ability to request the unmasking, and Gowdy has maintained throughout that there is always a paper trail, therefore the originating source would be revealed during the investigation.
Which is exactly what happened.
The bigger bombshell, for those of us that have been watching the MSM’s attempts to downplay the illegal actions taken on the part of Obama admin officials, is that at least two mainstream media sources were aware of this information, for at least a couple of days, and sat on the information in an attempt to protect the Obama administration….”

MSM decrying the Susan Rice affair as fake news:
Fake-news giants claim Susan Rice spy scandal is ‘fake’
by Alicia Powe
“WASHINGTON – Is it a real story, or is it fake news?
That’s the raging debate about the exploding scandal over Susan Rice’s “unmasking” of incoming Trump administration officials when she served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser.
Despite some likening the White House use of classified leaks for political purposes to a scandal bigger than Watergate, media outlets Tuesday were shooting down – or flat-out ignoring – the blockbuster report that verified the Obama administration surveilled the Trump team.
I just published “Susan Rice Requested Unmasking of Incoming Trump Administration Officials” https://t.co/bzYACuvwfH
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 3, 2017
It wasn’t to be found on the front page of the New York Times.
That outlet, instead, pushed the story to Page A16 with the headline “Trump tries to deflect Russia scrutiny, citing a crooked scheme by Obama.”
The Washington Post didn’t mention the story at all…”

Attempting to defend the indefensible:
Valerie Jarrett couldn’t have seen what was coming when she said Americans should THANK Susan Rice
“Former White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett sounded just like Susan Rice defending accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl as serving “with honor and distinction” in her defense of Rice.
Jarrett claimed that the former National Security Advisor served with the “highest integrity & character.”
“Susan [Rice] thought for her reputation and peace of mind it was important to just go out and speak the truth,” @vj44 told @ZerlinaMaxwell. pic.twitter.com/g1VbIaSsq0
— SiriusXMPolitics (@SXMPolitics) April 5, 2017
Clip via Sirius XM Politics Twitter feed
At issue was Rice’s recent admission that she had ordered the “unmasking” of American citizens on surveillance reports — something she had denied two weeks earlier.
And that, among other things, put Rice’s “integrity and character” right on par with Bergdahl’s “honor and distinction” — it was non-existent.
Too add insult to injury, Jarrett blasted a Twitter post saying that Americans should be thanking Rice for keeping Americans safe “24-7.”
Judging from the overwhelming response Jarrett received, that didn’t sit well with most Americans.
Twitter proceeded to destroy her…”
 

About that gender pay gap, just two of many example:
Elizabeth Warren Goes Silent on Equal Pay Day After Free Beacon Report
BY: Brent Scher
“Warren only Democratic woman in Senate not to recognize Equal Pay DaySen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) failed to acknowledge Equal Pay Day for the first time in her Senate career after it was reported on Tuesday that women working in her Senate office earned just 71 percent of what was earned by men.
Warren has used Equal Pay Day, which fell on April 4 this year, in years past as an opportunity to speak out on the gender pay gap. Last year she took to the Senate floor to call Equal Pay Day a “national day of embarrassment” and pledged to continue her “fight” until the pay gap was erased. She gave similar statements on Equal Pay Day in 2015, 2014, and 2013, her first year in the Senate…”

Warren is not the only high profile female lefty to cheat her female employees:
The Clinton Foundation’s gender pay gap worried campaign
by Jose Pagliery
“Hillary Clinton says men and women should make equal pay. But the Clinton Foundation’s leadership team had an average $81,000 average gender pay gap, according to the most recent figures available. This pay gap was so wide that the Clinton campaign worried that the “huge discrepancies” would be noticed by journalists, according to internal Clinton campaign emails exposed by WikiLeaks.
The stark numbers come from the foundation’s public 990 tax forms for the year 2014, which list the highest-paid employees. The Clinton Foundation identifies its top leaders, all executives with titles like CEO, director or senior adviser….” 


Speaking of money:
SPLC Repeatedly Violated Tax Exempt Status During 2016 Elections
by Pam Geller
“An immigration reform group filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service today alleging that a liberal ‘hate monitoring’ organization violated their tax-exempt status on nearly 50 occasions throughout the 2016 elections.
The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), the D.C.-based legal affiliate of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), filed the legal complaint with the IRS alleging that the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that monitors “activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists,” engaged in prohibited activities during a “flagrant, continued and intentional campaign” against Donald Trump and other Republican candidates this past election cycle…” 

 Who’s to blame for urban decay:
The Curse of Violent Crime in Democrat-Run Cities
Frontpage Mag
“America’s ten most dangerous cities—as measured by federal crime statistics—have one highly notable feature in common: All are led politically by Democratic mayors. Most, in fact, have been controlled by Democrats for a very long time. For example, Detroit, which in 2015 ranked as the nation’s most dangerous city, has not had a Republican mayor since 1961. The second most dangerous city in 2015 was Oakland, California, a Democrat stronghold since 1977. Third was Memphis, in Democratic hands since 1991. Fourth was St. Louis, which has been led exclusively by Democratic mayors since 1949. Fifth was Cleveland, where no Republican has been mayor since 1989. Sixth was Baltimore, Democrat-led since 1967. Seventh was Milwaukee, which has elected only Democratic mayors since 1908. Eighth was Birmingham, which has been Democrat-run since 1975. Ninth was Newark, a Democrat bastion since 1933. And tenth was Kansas City, Missouri, which has not seen a Republican mayor in a quarter-century…”

The Democrats’ Self-Serving Distractions
by Kevin D. Williamson
“They’ll do anything to keep aggrieved voters from noticing which party has run America’s cities into the ground….
Pardon me for noticing, though: Who, exactly, is in charge of these cities and city agencies about which African Americans do have many legitimate complaints? Philadelphia, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago: Not exactly famous enclaves of conservative Republican political dominance. Because Dallas is in Texas, people sometimes forget that it is a city like any other American city, and Democrat-dominated. In Dallas, as in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Detroit, that Democrat domination is due in great part to a black Democratic voting bloc…”

How Decades Of Democratic Rule Ruined Some Of Our Finest Cities
Investors Business Daily
“When Democrats are in control, cities tend to go soft on crime, reward cronies with public funds, establish hostile business environments, heavily tax the most productive citizens and set up fat pensions for their union friends. Simply put, theirs is a Blue State blueprint for disaster…”

 Filibuster hypocrisy:
GOP Senator Exposes Democrat Hypocrisy on Filibusters and the Supreme Court
by Onan Cocoa
“Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) is about done with the Democrat Party’s pile of lies and hypocrisies. The Senator has been so upset with their recent actions that on Wednesday he stood on the Senate floor and unmasked their naked hypocrisy and partisanship with one short speech.
How did he do it?
Cotton simply used the Democrats own words against them…” 

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Ben Carson has uncovered half a trillion dollars in bookkeeping errors in Obama’s HUD
by Thomas Madison
April 5, 2017
So, where is the money?
Ben Carson has revealed massive incompetence and possibly corruption in Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, with over half a trillion dollars improperly accounted for.
The inspector general (IG) for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealed this week that for three straight years, Obama’s HUD staff cooked the books, according to. These morons wouldn’t know a balance sheet from a fitted sheet, reports Blacksphere.
HUD’s books are in such bad shape that the IG can’t complete an audit on their second try.
Here’s what happened on the first try:
According to the IG report, after the first review, Obama staffers had to correct a whopping $520 billion in bookkeeping errors.
When the IG remained unable to issue an opinion for fiscal years 2015 or 2016, he gave Obama staffers a three-month extension. Thus, their reprieve allowed them to fix $3.4 billion in 2015 errors and $516.4 billion in 2016 errors.
After HUD’s re-submission of paperwork, 11 material weaknesses, seven significant deficiencies, and five instances of failure to comply with laws and regulations remained unresolved.
The continued problems “were due to an inability to establish a compliant control environment, implement adequate financial accounting systems, retain key financial staff, and identify appropriate accounting principles and policies,” the IG said.
If the Obama team hired qualified staff, the unresolved issues below would already be resolved:
HUD lawyers repeatedly refusing to sign a management letter listing all HUD litigation
HUD’s improper accounting methods
Failure to correctly measure assets and liabilities
Discrepancies between general ledger and sub-ledger accounts
Lack of sufficient support for an audit of $4.2 billion in loan assets from Ginnie Mae’s financial statements.
The Fix was simple. Obama’s HUD needed to “comply with generally accepted accounting principles.”
Yet, Obama’s HUD lackey, Brian Sullivan said otherwise. In December 2016 he claimed:
“HUD does apply generally accepted accounting standards,” despite the IG report that we do not.
Ironically, Senate Democrats rushed to condemn Dr. Ben Carson, the former neurosurgeon who President Trump tapped to be his new HUD Secretary. Further, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) argued:
“I have serious concerns about Dr. Carson’s lack of expertise and experience in dealing with housing issues. Someone who is as anti-government as him is a strange fit for Housing secretary, to say the least,” Schumer said in a statement.
And House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called Carson a “disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice.”
As we say of Leftists, they accuse you of what they are.
Dr. Ben Carson is undoubtedly qualified to run HUD or anything else in the government. Now the distinguished doctor must clean up billions of dollars in sloppy accounting left undone by his predecessors.
However, the real question may be, “Where’s the money?”
Regardless, you can bet that Dr. Carson and President Trump will follow the money.

Source:   The Powdered Wig Society  

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Intel source bombshell: Months of surveillance for purely ‘political purposes’

by Garth Gant
WASHINGTON – The spying by the Obama administration on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly was even worse than what he has alleged.
And it had nothing to do with Russia but everything to do with politics.
Sources in the intelligence community claim the potentially illegal revealing of names, or unmasking, of people in the Trump camp who were under surveillance was done purely “for political purposes” to “hurt and embarrass (candidate) Trump and his team.”
The bombshell revelations come from rank and file members of the intelligence community who are fighting back against a stonewall by the leaders at the nation’s spy agencies, according to Fox News.
Reporter Adam Housley said the sources are “not Trump” people but are “frustrated with the politics that is taking place in these (intelligence) agencies.”
And what they have revealed is amazing. Here is what they told Fox:

1) Surveillance targeting the Trump team during the Obama administration began months ago, even before the president had become the GOP nominee in July.
2) The spying on the Trump team had nothing to do with the collection of foreign intelligence or an investigation into Russia election interference.
3) The spying was done purely “for political purposes” that “have nothing to do with national security and everything to do with hurting and embarrassing Trump and his team.”
4) The person who did the unmasking was someone “very well known, very high up, very senior in the intelligence world, and is not in the FBI.”
5) Congressional investigators know the name of at least one person who was unmasking names.
6) The initial surveillance on the Trump team led to “a number of names” being unmasked.
7) House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has known about the unmasking since January.
8) Two sources in the intelligence community told Nunes who did the unmasking and told him at least one of the names of someone in the Trump team who was unmasked. The sources also gave Nunes the serial numbers of the classified reports that documented the unmasking.
9) It took Nunes a number of weeks to figure out how to see those intelligence reports because the intelligence agencies were stonewalling him, and not allowing the chairman or other people to see them.
10) There were only two places Nunes could have seen the information: where the sources work, which would have blown their cover; and the Eisenhower Executive Office building on the White House grounds, which houses the National Security Council and has computers linked to the secure system containing the reports he sought.
11) Nunes got access to that system on March 21 with the help of two Trump administration officials, but he said they were not the sources of any information. more here

Within the past two weeks,  I had posted two articles several days apart dealing with the shoot out in the street a comin’ Anon: A Shooting War On American Streets and Leftist Hate Speech Evolving Into Violence. How Soon Will It Become Deadly?.

It appears as though what many have feared has now come to pass.
Escalating Tensions: Anti-Trump Protestors Mobilize in Phoenix Brandishing Guns!
While it is not unusual that wanna-be para-military lefties should arrive at a pro-Trump rally with menacing faces, clenched fists, and nasty rhetoric, this is the first documented case that I’m aware of in the recent spate of protest, counter-protest movements that have swept this country, since the inauguration, that included a leftist group brandishing firearms…

…after spending time handing out fliers directing people to a Facebook page and website, “the group lined up, double file” and left the premise without incident, following the close of the pro-Trump event.

..One only need take a look at the escalating levels of violence at several events throughout the country over the last few months to see how the presence of a large group of protestors armed with guns, gathered in opposition to another group, might be troubling.

Up to this point most leftist agitators who have appeared at, and instigated assaults at pro-Trump rallies have brought their foul mouths, their fists, and the occasional club. Increasingly though, the anti-Trump crowd has stepped up their levels of violence…

…The typical attempts to bully pro-Trump people has been for leftists to show up dressed in riot gear, armed with baseball bats, pepper spray, etc. and think they can disrupt things. As more and more Trump fans are tiring of the bullying and fighting back, it makes it all the more concerning that a leftist group should arrive at an event armed with semiautomatic weapons.

Thankfully nothing happened in Phoenix, but the question is how many more people on both sides are going to start arriving at these rallies armed? And if this should happen, will all the rhetoric and fisticuffs escalate into full blown bloodshed? full post

Sooner or later, shots will be fired and all Hell will break loose. The Trump supporters are beginning to fight back and will arm themselves in the face of armed threats from militant leftists.

THE CIVIL WAR IS HERE The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule.

Civil wars end when one side is forced to accept the authority of the other. The left expects everyone to accept its ideological authority. Conservatives expect the left to accept Constitutional authority. The conflict is still political and cultural. It’s being fought in the media and within the government. But if neither side backs down, then it will go beyond words as both sides give contradictory orders.

The left is a treasonous movement. The Democrats became a treasonous organization when they fell under the sway of a movement that rejects our system of government, its laws and its elections. Now their treason is coming to a head. They are engaged in a struggle for power against the government. That’s not protest. It’s not activism. The old treason of the sixties has come of age. A civil war has begun. more

There have also been several incursions on the White House grounds. Here is the latest.
Shots fired near White House as nutjob tries to run over cops
WHAT!? A “female motorist hit the squad car and then targeted several officers,” yet “it’s not clear whether the incident was intentional?” Really? That’s some fine detective work there, Lieutenant Sherlock.

The New York Post is reporting that a driver rammed a police car near the US Capitol Wednesday and tried to strike several cops before Capitol Police opened fire, according to multiple reports.

The female motorist hit the squad car and then targeted several officers near Washington Avenue and Independence Avenue, several blocks away from the White House, around 9:30 a.m., ABC News reported.

The suspect was taken into custody at 3rd Street and Independence Avenue about 15 minutes later, according to the Washington Post.Capitol Police fired shots during the mayhem, but no one was hit.

No one was hit by the suspect’s car.

The motive is unknown and it’s not clear whether the incident was intentional, according to the FBI which is assisting Capitol Police at the scene.
Really???

Those who care for the republic cannot just mourn over the assault upon it. They must be prepared to fight for their freedom. The American way of life and all it stands for depends upon it.

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Is the Deep State real? Is everything we are hearing true. Or, is there way more than any of us could possibly absorb.
Unfortunately, it is undoubtedly the latter; however, no ordinary citizen will ever know the entire truth. What we do know or are seeing, as yet, is only a possible actuality of how horrendous things really are.
Every administration has had its scandals and attempted cover-ups. Every Government lies to its citizens sometimes for national security, which in certain circumstances, can be understandable. However, willfully dismissing chicanery and treachery as irrelevant or untrue is another matter entirely. It appears as though prevarication and a hidden agenda has been the praxis for the past administration.

Below are several areas in which wrong doing on the Democrat side has been ignored while the present administration is continually hammered on on every move it makes, none of which, so far, seems to match what we are seeing below. 

Update: Lynch, Clinton Tarmac Visit Redux?  Just 48 hours before a Hawaii judge ruled against Trump’s Temporary Refugee Ban, Obama paid a surprise visit.

Hypocrisy On Steroids”
Congress Demands Investigation Into Obama Admin Meddling in Foreign Elections
A group of leading senators is calling on newly installed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to immediately launch an investigation into efforts by the Obama administration to sway foreign elections by sending taxpayer funds to “extreme and sometimes violent political activists” that promote leftist causes, according to a copy of the letter.
The lawmakers disclosed multiple conversations with foreign diplomats who outlined active political meddling by the Obama administration’s State Department, including the use of taxpayer funds to support leftist causes in Macedonia, Albania, Latin America, and Africa.
My my! The Dems excoriated Russia over insinuated meddling in our democracy and undermining our entire electoral system while doing exactly what they so self-righteously condenmed Russia of doing. more

IF This Is True, Intrigue Abounds
Russia has information that Democrats used tax-dollars to pay for anti-Trump protests
Ah, so this must be why the Democrats are always trying to blame Russia for hacking the election, when in fact it was Obama himself who did. Turns out Russia could blackmail some politicians in this country. But not Donald Trump as Democrats and their media surrogates like to claim. Seems the Russians are seeking “hush-money” from liberal Democrat groups, or they will release documents that show Democrats used tax payer money to fund all those anti-Trump violent protesters that the media just eats up.
Now why would so-called “progressive” groups be in possession of secretive information that they’d be subjected to blackmail? At least a dozen liberal Democrat groups face extortion threats from Russia. I wonder if PizzaGate is involved some how?

Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks, scouring the organizations’ emails for embarrassing details and attempting to extract hush money, according to two people familiar with probes being conducted by the FBI and private security firms. more
What a pretty picture!  Egad!

Gasp!
Kremlin reveals: Hillary Clinton’s election team met with Russian ambassador DURING CAMPAIGN
“Hillary Clinton’s election team ‘met with Russian ambassador’, Kremlin claims,” by Thomas Hunt, Express, March 13, 2017:
HILLARY Clinton’s election team met with the Russian ambassador during the campaign, a Kremlin spokesman has revealed as he ordered the US should stop “demonising” Russia.
Dmitry Pesov, the Russian spokesman, is adamant his country “never” intervened in American politics and it is “fake news”.
Speaking about the Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, he said: “If you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that he had lots of meetings of that kind.
“There are lots of specialists in politology, people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary.
The attacks on the Trump administration, regarding Russian links, have become a “nightmare” and it is daft to think they could intervene in the election.
He added: “The fact that Russia is being demonised in that sense comes very strange to us.
“Quite unexpectedly, we were in the position where Russia became, shall we say, a nightmare for the United States. You are self-humiliating yourself to say that a country can intervene. entire post

Hmmmm, Here’s A Possibility:
Judge Nap: Obama ‘Went Outside Chain of Command,’ Used British Spy Agency to Surveil Trump 

On “Fox & Friends” this morning, Judge Andrew Napolitano said that even if the Obama administration did spy on Trump, there may never be a way to prove it.
He explained that the statutes allow the president to order the surveillance of any person in the U.S., without suspicion, probable cause or a warrant, but that would leave “fingerprints.”
In this case, the alleged surveillance was reportedly ordered in a way that left no record, he said.
“Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command,” Napolitano said. “He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use the Department of Justice.”
Instead, Napolitano said, Obama used GCHQ, a British intelligence and security organization that has 24-7 access to the NSA database. Source
Sneaky….

We Will Believe This One When It Happens:
Finally! Congress is investigating George Soros
Better late than never! George Soros has been getting away with causing a great deal of misery in the world for decades. It is well past time he was investigated for it, which is exactly what House Republicans are doing.
Billionaire George Soros has long been accused of meddling in European politics, and now American lawmakers are demanding answers over reports United States tax dollars are going to help fund some of his liberal causes in the small, conservative country of Macedonia, reports CBN News.

Seven congressmen want to know why the U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia Jess Baily, appointed by Barack Obama,  chose Soros’ Open Society Foundation as the main implementer of U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects in that country.
The lawmakers include Rep. Christopher Smith, R-N.J., Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Illi., Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala., Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., Rep. Jeff Fortenberry R-Neb., and Trent Franks, R-Ariz.
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Treachery! Shocking, Shocking, Just Plain Shocking!
WikiLeaks Releases Hillary’s Quiet Plot for Pence Takeover!!
You have got to be KIDDING ME! Hillary Clinton is STILL trying to make a comeback. Shouldn’t she be in a nursing home by now?
Julian Assange, the publisher for WikiLeaks publisher, released Hillary’s (and apparently also the intelligence community officials) quiet plot for a Mike Pence take over. Why? Because they think Pence is predictable and therefore easy beaten. SMH.

Clinton stated privately this month that she is quietly pushing for a Pence takeover. She stated that Pence is predictable hence defeatable.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) March 14, 2017

Two IC officials close to Pence stated privately this month that they are planning on a Pence takeover. Did not state if Pence agrees.
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) March 14, 2017

I want to say this is unbelievable but considering Hillary Clinton is a conniving witch, thirsty for power, and Julian Assange has never steered us wrong…it’s believable.    Source

If they weren’t so dangerous, the Left’s continual pounding, conniving, and rioting could seem almost hilarious—satire straight out of SNL.
But it is not a comedy. They are vicious, relentless, and have legions of followers, some of whom are either clueless as to what they are supporting, thugs, or truly dangerous and deadly serious in their objective of destroying the American Republic.

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