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Fox and Friends Host Pete Hegseth Banned From Twitter’ For Sharing Anti-American ‘Manifesto’ Of Pensacola Shooter Mohammed Alshamrani

Via Daily Mail:

Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth said he was banned from Twitter Saturday after he shared an anti-American manifesto said to have been written by Pensacola shooter Mohammed Alshamrani.

The TV journalist, 39, posted screenshots Sunday which showed his tweet, calling the actions of the gunman ‘Islamist terror’, was ‘no longer available’. He followed up with a picture of his appeal regarding the decision.

Saudi military student Alshamrani, 21, killed three people and injured 12 when he opened fire at Navy Station Pensacola on Friday.

Hegseth shared a grab from the shooter’s Twitter account Saturday, writing: ‘Here’s the (now blocked) tweet from Saudi Islamist Mohammed Alshamrani, who murder 3 brave Americans in Florida.

‘The coward posted it just hours before his terrorist attack. This is Islamist terror. No reason to ever mince words. Saudi Arabia must be held to account.’

Alshamrani’s social media, which was taken down subsequent to the attack, appeared to show a variety of anti-Israel postings and a quote from deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

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Biden Praises Group Who ‘Display The Confederate Flag’ As ‘Fine People’ In Resurfaced Video

So is media going to go after Biden for calling them “fine people?”

Via Daily Wire:

Former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden praised a pro-confederacy group “who continue to display the Confederate flag” as “fine people” in newly resurfaced video highlighted by the Trump campaign.

The video is significant in large part due to the number of times that Biden has engaged in smearing President Donald Trump with the patently false claim that the president said white supremacists and neo-Nazis were “very fine people” in the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy in 2017.

The video of Biden, from 1993, happened during the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg while Biden was representing Delaware in the U.S. Senate.

Biden made the remarks while responding to comments from another Senator on the Judiciary Committee about a speech that Democratic Senator Howell Heflin delivered on the floor of the Senate.

Biden said [emphasis added], “I, too, heard that speech and, for the public listening to this, the Senator made a very moving and eloquent speech, as a son of the Confederacy, acknowledging that it was time to change and yield to a position that Senator Carol Moseley-Braun raised on the Senate floor, not granting a Federal charter to an organization made up of many fine people who continue to display the Confederate flag as a symbol.”

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Joe Biden Says He’s In Iowa When He’s Actually In New Hampshire

Iowa, Smiowa, what’s in a name? And when he was in Iowa, he thought he was in Ohio.


Watch: Border Patrol Agent Debunks Viral Video Showing Illegal Immigrant Scaling Trump Wall

It’s wouldn’t keep everyone out, but it will keep out most and/or slow them down so they can be caught. One of the reasons the numbers are dropping.

Via Daily Wire:

On Wednesday, a video went viral on social media seemingly showcasing a portion of President Donald Trump’s new southern border wall failing to do its job. At least one illegal immigrant, using a rope ladder, scales the border wall and takes off before border patrol agents show up on scene, the video appears to show.

Here’s the video, which has been viewed nearly 8.5 million times.

However, on Thursday, Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) shared a video of a border patrol agent explaining that the illegal immigrant who seemed to successfully cross the border was quickly apprehended by officers, thanks to the design of the wall and other security measures.

“Yesterday, a video showing someone illegally crossing into the United States over the new border wall went viral,” Rep. Graves captioned the tweet. “Today the Border Patrol revealed there was more to the story.”

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Nunes: FBI Withheld Exculpatory Information On Carter Page From FISA Court

Let’s hope that the report finally produces some substantive things.

Via Daily Caller:

Rep. Devin Nunes laid out a list of topics Sunday he hopes will be explained in a forthcoming Justice Department watchdog’s report on the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign, including details of a piece of exculpatory information regarding former Trump campaign aide Carter Page that the Republican says was withheld from surveillance court judges.

“We know there’s exculpatory evidence that we’ve seen on Carter Page that they didn’t give to the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] FISA court. That’s critical,” Nunes said in an interview on Fox’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” hosted by Maria Bartiromo.

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Ex-Rep. Katie Hill Claims She Contemplated Suicide: ‘I Just Wanted It All To Be Over’

I believe this like I believe you’re not lying about the relationship with the staffer. She’s all about being the victim.

Via NY Post:

Former California Rep. Katie Hill contemplated suicide after naked photos of her were leaked online, she revealed Saturday.

Hill, who resigned from Congress in October amid a “throuple” scandal and an ethics probe into an alleged relationship with a subordinate, wrote in a New York Times op-ed that she nearly sliced her wrists with a paring knife while sitting in a cold bath.

“I just wanted it all to be over,” she wrote. “I felt like I was out of my body, like it was moving without me, and I got the paring knife and got back into the cold bath.”

“I stared at the veins in my wrists. They were so thin. They were green in the candlelight,” Hill continued. “I started tracing them with the edge of the knife, lightly at first, then pushing harder and harder,” she wrote.

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Biden Claims No One Told Him About Potential Conflict With Hunter, Journalist Points Out That’s False

Biden really can’t argue ignorance over conflicts. He was called on it back in 2008, by Tom Brokaw, when Hunter was with MBNA. At that time, he said the same thing, “No one has told me.” Well, yes, they did.

But if Biden’s argument is that he’s too ignorant to know, that’s sign of an even bigger problem.


Lindsey Graham Torches Schiff Over Impeachment Tactics: He ‘Is Doing A Lot Of Damage To The Country, And He Needs To Stop’

He’s suggesting they should dispense with impeachment and vote it out right away, then do the investigation of Biden et al in Oversight Committee afterward, separate from impeachment.

Via Fox News:

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is preparing for a likely impeachment trial in the Senate, and he lambasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his actions in leading the inquiry into President Trump.

Republicans have been criticizing Schiff for subpoenaing and releasing phone records of calls between the office of former Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani associate Lev Parnass, and journalist John Solomon.

“I think it’s dangerous,” Graham said. “Here’s what I would tell Adam Schiff. Do you really want to start calling other members, Republican members of Congress in oversight? Do you want me to call you to the Senate as part of Senate oversight?”

Graham said he would never do that, because “I’m not going to participate in things I think will destroy the country,” Graham said. He pointed out that while members of Congress are not above the law, “we’re not going to turn the Senate into a circus.”

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NAS Pensacola Shooting Presumed To Be ‘Act Of Terrorism,’ One Gunman Involved, FBI Says

So the guys who he was watching the mass shooting videos with and who watched/videoed the attack were just a coincidence?

Via Fox News:

Authorities investigating a deadly attack at a U.S. naval base in Florida said Sunday they are working under the presumption it was an act of terrorism involving a lone gunman, and that no arrests have been made in connection to the fatal incident.

In remarks delivered at a news conference, FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Rachel Rojas said that all international students at that base have been accounted for and that all the Saudi students close to the shooter continue to cooperate in the investigation.

“We work with the presumption that this is an act of terrorism,” Rojas told reporters.

The information came three days after 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani, 21, a 2nd Lt. in the Royal Saudi Air Force and student naval flight officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command, opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida before being shot dead. Alshamrani killed three people Friday and wounded eight others, who are all expected to recover.

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Chuck Todd, Jerry Nadler Suggest If Trump Is Acquitted On Impeachment, Election In 2020 Might Not Be ‘Fair’

Already setting up more efforts to undermine the presidency when they lose on both fronts. Which is why we question the validity of Dems and their willing toadies in media.


Media Continues To Falsely Claim Ukrainian Meddling In 2016 Is ‘Debunked Conspiracy’: Chuck Todd Tries To Shut Down Ted Cruz On It

Except for this and this, of course.


CNN’s Dana Bash Calls Out Democrat Rep. Jerry Nadler For Hypocrisy, Past Statements Opposing Partisan Impeachment

Finally a CNN reporter doing their job.


Performance Artist Eats Banana Duct-Taped To Wall That Sold For $120,000

When ‘performance art’ – and hunger- trumps silly art.

Via CBS:

A performance artist on Saturday ate a banana duct-taped to a wall — the most talked-about artwork at Miami’s Art Basel — that sold earlier this week for $120,000. New York-based performance artist David Datuna ate the banana around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday in front of a convention full of art lovers, the gallery told the Miami Herald.

Perrotin Gallery spokesman Lucien Terras told the Herald that Datuna did not “destroy” the artwork because “the banana is the idea.”

The controversial piece, called “The Comedian,” was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his “America” 18-carat-gold toilet. The $6-million throne was stolen from England’s Blenheim Palace over the summer.

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Democrats Have Embraced The Exact Surveillance Tactics They Used To Warn About

It’s okay as long as they get power, that’s their only guideline.

Via NY Post:

For years, Democrats have been warning Americans about the dangers of law enforcement metadata collections. They cautioned that communication giants were working in cahoots with law enforcement to undermine our privacy. They said that metadata snooping might one day be used to smear other politicians.

That was then. Today, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff not only employs the power of the surveillance state to smear his colleagues and press his political agenda, he has set a number of dangerous precedents by “unmasking” his political rivals in an effort to smear them with innuendo.

With the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report this week, we learned that Rudolph Giuliani and his corrupt Ukrainian pal Lev Parnas, whose metadata Schiff had legally subpoenaed, were also exchanging calls with former The Hill columnist John Solomon, ranking Intelligence Republican Devin Nunes and the president’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow.

Setting aside legal concerns over client-attorney privilege, and norms of congressional behavior, the fact that a congressman leading an impeachment investigation would use his power in this way is a stark abuse of his authority. After all, none of those unmasked by Schiff were the target of the inquiry. As far as we know, in fact, none of their conversations were illegal. Most importantly, none of these calls were relevant to the case for impeachment.

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Here’s The Supercut Youtube Removed After CNN Complained: Everyday On CNN Is ‘Historic’ When Trump’s Being Impeached

Historically ridiculous, not to mention historically bad ratings.

Via Grabien:

“This is a historic day” is something there’s a very good chance you’ll hear when tuning into CNN these days.

Ever since Nancy Pelosi announced the start of an official “impeachment inquiry,” CNN — a news network that’s effectively declared its opposition to the current administration — has pronounced virtually every “historic.”

Since Sept. 24th, when Pelosi announced the launch of the impeachment probe, CNN’s used the word “historic” to describe the proceedings 805 times, according to a review of Grabien’s NewsBase.

When the first public hearings were held Nov. 13th, CNN described the day as historic “47 times.”

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Biden Refuses To Admit It Was Wrong For His Son To Serve On Burisma Board

Good questions from Telemundo guy. If Joe can’t come up with a better answer, he’s toast.


Overnight Open Thread: 5-year-old Boy Brings Kindergarten Class To His Adoption Hearing


Former Obama Campaign Aide: GOP ‘Should Be Burnt To The Ground’

This is the Democratic part, vile and violent.

Via Washington Examiner:

Thomas Bowen, a former campaign aide for Barack Obama, said he believed the Republican Party is “full of shit” after Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she was not impressed with the Democratic case for impeachment.

“She should spend 15 minutes with Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and Devin Nunes and then come back to us with how to make it work for Republicans,” Bowen said about Murkowski on Saturday. “This Party is so full of shit. It needs to be burnt to the ground.”

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Nunes Says His Phone Records Do Not Match What Rep. Adam Schiff Put Into His Report

Easy to believe, Schiff is such an incredible liar.

Via Twitchy:

A lot of people on Capitol Hill were surprised to find when Rep. Adam Schiff released the House Intelligence Committee’s report on the impeachment inquiry that Schiff had obtained the phone records of his colleague Rep. Devin Nunes and published them in the report, along with the call records of other people, such as one of Nunes’ staff members and a former staff member.

Nunes told “Fox and Friends” that he finally had time to go through his call records, and he says they don’t match what Schiff and the Democrats put in their report. That’s not that hard to believe, seeing how Schiff has used an iron first to determine what information goes public and what stays in his bunker, but here’s Nunes:

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