Goodlatte Subpoenas Justice for Documents Related to Clinton Probes

Got to get past the effort to cover-up for their buddies.

Via Free Beacon:

The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday subpoenaed the Justice Department for documents related to internal DOJ and FBI decisions in the investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, as well as potential abuses of laws governing the surveillance of members of Trump presidential campaign.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), who chairs the panel, said he has grown increasingly frustrated by the DOJ’s unresponsiveness to his requests for more than 1.2 million documents related to the FBI investigation into Clinton’s email.

So far the department has only produced “a fraction” of the documents both he and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) have requested, he said.

Goodlatte said he was following up on requests from his committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform panel, which requested the documents as part of a joint investigation into allegations of liberal bias within the DOJ and FBI that impacted their internal investigation into Clinton’s activities. Goodlatte said made the initial request for the documents four months ago, then again in February.

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Trump Considers Vetoing Omnibus Bill Because It Doesn’t Include Wall, DACA Resolution

Via Free Beacon:

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he is considering a veto for the omnibus spending bill because it does not address the 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) recipients or adequately fund border security.

“I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded,” Trump tweeted.

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Austin Bomber: ‘I Wish I Were Sorry, But I’m Not’

But no one picked this up?

Via NY Post:

The confessed Austin bomber described himself as a lifelong “psychopath” and threatened to blow himself up inside a crowded McDonald’s in a 28-minute statement recorded before his death, according to a new report.

“I wish I were sorry, but I am not,” Mark Conditt said in the recording, sources told the Austin Statesman.

Conditt said he feels like he’s been disturbed since childhood — but didn’t offer much else in the way of motive, acknowledging only that his three-week bombing spree caused permanent injuries to some of his victims, and left family of the two who died without their loved ones, according to the paper.

He made the tape after 9 p.m. Tuesday as police were closing in, and said he blamed himself for helping police track him down by walking into a FedEx store to mail bomb-filled packages, the Statesman reports.

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Terrorist Killed After Deadly Attack In France

Via NY Post:

At least three people were killed and several others injured in France after a gunman claiming allegiance to ISIS opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket Friday before being shot dead, officials said.

The suspect asked for the release of Salah Abdelslam, the prime surviving suspect in the November 2015 attack in Paris that killed 130 people, according to BFM-TV.

The attacker — reported to be a Moroccan national who was known to authorities — killed a butcher and a customer at a Super U store in the town of Trèbes, a security source told Agence France-Presse.

He was shot dead after police launched a raid on the store, according to BFM-TV.

Authorities were treating the incident in the medieval town of about 5,000 residents as a terror attack.

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Iranians Indicted For Allegedly Hacking Hundreds Of Universities

Obama’s buddies.

Via NY Post:

Nine Iranian nationals were indicted Friday for hacking into over 300 universities in the US and abroad to rip off academic data and intellectual property, according to a newly unsealed Manhattan federal indictment.

The men — who infiltrated 144 American universities and 176 institutions in 21 other countries — worked for the Iran-based company Mabna Institute, which carried out the cyber attacks “at the behest of the government of Iran, specifically the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” according to the court documents.

“The members of the conspiracy compromised thousands of accounts belonging to professors at victim universities and targeted academic data and intellectual property for theft,” according to the indictment, which said the hacks cost the U.S. universities $3.4 billion.

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Clinton’s Longtime Pollster Says Bill and Hillary Have “At Least A One-Way Open Marriage”…

“I’m shocked!”… said exactly zero people after reading this headline.

Via Daily Mail:

The Clintons have ‘at least a one-way open marriage’, their former veteran pollster claims in his new book – in which he also bashes Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Mark Penn, who served as a pollster for Bill Clinton in the 1990s and chief strategist for Hillary’s 2008 presidential campaign, says that the political couple’s open marriage was possibly ‘not by choice’.

He even references Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright’s characters on the hit political drama House of Cards, where the fictional first couple, Frank and Claire Underwood, ‘have numerous partners, including one who sleeps at the White House’.

Penn opens up about the Clintons in his upcoming book, Microtrends Squared: The New Small Forces Driving Today’s Big Disruptions.

‘It’s not hard to conclude that Bill and Hillary Clinton didn’t have at least a one-way open marriage,’ he writes. ‘Perhaps it was not by choice, but the stories accumulated over the years until the fact of it became apparent.

Oregon Initiative Would Ban Assault Weapons, Require Some Owners To Surrender Guns

Backdoor gun grab.

Via Statesman Journal:

Initiative petition 42 was withdrawn and replaced as IP 43. There do not appear to be any major differences in the language. Any changes will be updated.

A proposal to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in Oregon has been submitted as a ballot initiative petition intended to prevent mass shootings.

Filed by an interfaith religious group in Portland, Initiative Petition 43 would also require legal gun owners to surrender or register their assault weapons or face felony charges, according to language released Tuesday.

The group said it aims to get enough signatures to put the measure before voters in the November general election.

They’ll need 1,000 signatures to begin the ballot title drafting process and 88,000 signatures by July 6 to get the measure on the ballot, according to the Oregon Secretary of State website. The initiative could also face court challenges.

“We recognize that there are perfectly legitimate uses of guns for self-protection and hunting that make a lot of sense,” said Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel and one of petitioners.

“But assault weapons are not used for either of those purposes. Many of these weapons exist only for killing and do not belong in civilian hands.”

The proposal would outlaw any sale or possession of assault weapons in Oregon.

It defines “assault weapons” as any semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine, any feature like a folding or telescoping stock, and that can accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

Gun advocates denounced the proposal, saying it represents an unprecedented attack on the public’s constitutional right to bear arms and would outlaw numerous styles of guns.

Even more controversial is the requirement that legal gun owners would need to surrender or register their current guns with authorities.

The initiative would require any person in possession of an assault weapon to sell, surrender or remove the weapon from the state, or render it inoperable, within 120 days of passage, according to the language.

A person that wanted to keep their assault weapon would need to register it with the Oregon State Police. OSP would look at a person’s criminal record — and other information — to determine whether they are “disqualified from possessing the weapon.”

“People who legally own assault rifles or large-capacity magazines will not be required to surrender their firearms, but will be required to register their firearms with the state,” said Penny Okamoto, executive director of Ceasefire Oregon, which is supporting the petition.

Any violation would be a Class B felony.

For many, the proposal represented a step far beyond typical gun control measures.

“This is completely out of hand — I couldn’t believe it,” Oregon Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, told the Statesman Journal Tuesday night. “I’ve been told so many times by people in favor of gun control: ‘No one is coming to take your guns.’ This explicitly comes for your guns.”

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Democratic Leaders Celebrate Budget Bill: ‘We’re Able To Accomplish More In The Minority’

Via Washington Examiner:

Democratic leaders spiked the football Thursday after the House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package and argued they have been able to accomplish more despite not holding the White House or either congressional chamber.

After rolling through a litany of Democratic wins in the spending package, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared Democrats were big winners in the bipartisan bill despite their standing in Congress. Specifically, he touted funding for the Gateway tunnel project and increased spending for the National Institutes of Health, along with other programs.

“It’s a funny thing. In a certain sense, we’re able to accomplish more in the minority than we were when we had the presidency or even were in the majority,” Schumer said when asked at one point about the wildfire-related funding that was included in the bill.

“At the end of the day, as the minority party, we feel good about being able to succeed in so many ways,” Schumer said. “We don’t have the House, we don’t have the Senate, we don’t have the presidency, but we produced a darn good bill for the priorities we have believed in.”

While Democrats were excited by the package — helped out by a $63 billion increase in domestic spending as part of a budget caps deal struck earlier this year — Republicans by-and-large were pleased with the victories for their side, including $700 billion for defense spending. Some also believed the $1.6 billion included to beef up border security is a win, given that it was an increase from the president’s own budget proposal.

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Montana Pays White-Owned Firm That Claimed Discrimination

Discrimination is a two-way street.

Via Great Falls Tribune:

Montana has paid $485,000 to settle claims that a program meant to boost the number of highway contracts going to disadvantaged businesses illegally discriminated against a construction company for having rich, white male owners.

Billings-based Mountain West Holding Co. sued the state in 2013 after transportation officials set a goal to hire disadvantaged businesses on a little more than a quarter of all state highway projects between 2012 and 2014.

Company lawyers said that caused Mountain West to lose out on some contract bids, and was a violation of the federal Civil Rights Act’s prohibition on racial discrimination in programs receiving federal financial assistance.

The state’s attorneys said the disadvantaged business enterprise program was “race-neutral,” and that some businesses in the program are owned by white men. They also noted that Mountain West’s already dominant market share in state highway projects actually increased from 2012-2014.

The $485,000 settlement was reached just days before the case had been set to go to trial on Feb. 26.

“We thought that we had some potential liability and that’s why we ended up settling,” said Dave Ohler, chief counsel for the Montana Department of Transportation.

A person who answered the phone at Mountain West on Wednesday said the company did not have an immediate comment.

All states must have a disadvantaged business enterprise program in order to receive federal highway funding. The program covers small businesses owned by “socially or economically disadvantaged” individuals, including minorities, females and people worth less than $1.3 million.

Of the 105 companies in the Montana program from 2012-2014, eight were owned by white men, according to state attorneys. Mountain West did not qualify.

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Bring it, moonbats.

‘Unarmed Black Man Shot In Backyard’ Is Justifiable Shooting

Too late, the media has set the narrative in motion.

Via Blue Lives Matter:

An alleged vehicle burglar who shattered a glass door of an occupied home was fatally shot by police on Sunday night, after he advanced on police while extending his arm towards them like he was aiming a gun.

The item in his hand turned out to be a cell phone.

Police responded to the residential neighborhood at 9:18 p.m., after they received a 911 call that a man was breaking into vehicles, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Investigators located at least three vehicles in the area that had been broken in to, according WGNO.

Soon thereafter, the officers received a notification from deputies inside a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) helicopter that they had witnessed a man in the backyard of a residence, The Sacramento Bee reported.

The suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Stephon Clark, was using a “tool bar” to break out the rear sliding glass door of the occupied home, deputies said. Investigators later found a cinder block and a strip of aluminum lying near the broken glass.

The homeowner, 88-year-old Bill Wong, was not injured during the incident.

The deputies in the helicopter said that, after shattering the window, Clark began running south.

He then leapt over a fence into an adjacent backyard, which happened to belong to his grandparents.

Clark made his way towards the front of his family’s property, and stopped to peer into another vehicle along the way, police said.

Officers on the ground spotted Clark as he moved along the side of his grandparents’ home, and “gave the suspect commands to stop and show his hands,” police said, according to The Sacramento Bee. “[He] immediately fled from the officers and ran towards the back of the home.”

The officers pursued Clark, who then “turned and advanced towards the officers while holding an object which was extended in front of him,” police said.

“He looked back at our officers and faced them,” Sacramento Police Department (SPD) Sergeant Vance Chandler said, according to WGNO. “[He] had something, an object in his hand, and pointed it at our officers, and at that time our officers believed it was a firearm, and out of fear for their own lives they fired their service weapons.”

The two officers fired 10 rounds each, and Sgt. Chandler said he did not know how many times Clark was hit.

The Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene, The Sacramento Bee reported.

Investigators soon discovered that the object in his hand was a cell phone.

Clark had been residing at his grandparents’ residence “off and on” for over a month, after he was released from jail, his family told The Sacramento Bee.

Despite his youth, Clark had an extensive criminal history, including two felony counts of domestic abuse, robbery, firearm possession, and possession of a controlled substance.

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DNC Vice Chair Keith Ellison Calls for “Maximum Wage” In America…

Socialist dope.

Former Police Officer’s Visit to Son’s School Opened His Eyes to ‘Stage One of Brainwashing’ Kids

Via IJR:

During a visit to his son’s school, former police officer Brandon Tatum noticed the American flag was missing.

In a video posted to YouTube, Tatum explained that given where his son goes to school, he expected a very liberal environment and shared the first thing he saw.

He explained that he supports the message that all families are welcome and the concept that people are safe in a certain area.

“But to emphasize this and to beat it in the heads of people as if this is not a common understanding amongst human beings — that you treat people the way you want to be treated,” he contended.

Tatum credited all of the people in the school for being “great” and overall found it to be an “excellent” school. However, while in his son’s classroom, he noticed a daily activity that’s been going on since his grandma was in school was missing a vital part.

“You say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag,” he said. “So, I’m looking around the class and I’m looking, where are they gonna look to do the Pledge of Allegiance? Because there’s no flag.”

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Parkland’s David Hogg Promises To Oppose Pro-Gun Democrats

This is just a bald attempt to appear more bipartisan when he’s basically become a Democratic operative.

Via Daily Caller:

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg said at a press conference Thursday that he would challenge Democrats who have pro-gun positions.

Hogg, who has been the most vocal pro-gun control Parkland survivor, argued that gun control activists must also be willing to go after pro-gun Democrats who are backed by the NRA.

“Yes,” Hogg said when asked if he would challenge a pro-gun Democrat like Pennsylvania’s Conor Lamb. “It’s as simple as this: either you stand with the kids or you stand with the NRA.”

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I stand with the NRA who actually stand with kids.

Liar liar pants on fire.

Here’s his video, saying vote for Democrats like Lamb and that vote shows what they can do. You can see Lamb in the background of the video.

Obamas Support Parkland Students’ Gun Control Efforts: ‘You’ve Helped Awaken Conscience Of Nation’

Via Daily Mail:

Former President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama penned a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School heralding them for their efforts to get new gun laws passed.

‘We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have shown in the wake unspeakable tragedy,’ the former first couple wrote the young people, according to Mic. ‘Not only have you supported and comforted each other, but you’ve helped awaken the conscience of the nation, and challenged decision-makers to make the safety of our children the country’s top priority.’

On Saturday, students from Parkland, Florida, will join their peers and like-minded Americans on the National Mall for the first-ever March for Our Lives to push for gun control.

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Breaking: Terrorist Attack At Travis Air Force Base

They know the identity of the person, but haven’t released it yet.

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A car loaded with propane tanks ran through the main gate at Travis Air Force Base in northern California on Wednesday night. Military personnel ran up to the burning car that exploded in flame after breaching the security gates.

In video posted on an Air Force forum on Facebook, firefighters are seen attempting to put out the flames.

Law enforcement sources say the car carried propane tanks and the driver deliberately ignited the fire. He died inside the car, which drove off the road into a ditch. There are no reports of shots fired during the incident. The driver has been identified by law enforcement but not been named.

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James Clapper Provided ‘Inconsistent Testimony’ About Media Contacts, Report Claims

Not the first time Clapper has lied. Maybe if he was held to account when he lied to Congress before, he wouldn’t have done it again.

Via Daily Caller:

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence under former President Barack Obama, gave “inconsistent testimony” about contacts he had with the media while in office, according to a document released Thursday by Republicans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

“Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN national security analyst, provided inconsistent testimony to the Committee about his contacts with the media, including CNN,” reads one entry in a seven-page summary of findings from the committee’s Russia investigation.

The committee voted on Thursday to formally end the Russia probe. A 150-page report authored by Republicans will now undergo an intelligence community review before being released to the public.

Committee Republicans released a one-page preview of its report last week in which they pointed to “problematic contacts between senior Intelligence Community officials and the media.”

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Sunny Hostin: Someone Should Take Trump Out Back and ‘Kick His Little Butt’

Why is it Trump’s fault when Biden threatened him? Yet there’s not criticism of Biden for threatening the president. Or condemnation of Biden for not talking about women, but actually appearing to touch them inappropriately on camera. And yes, she should get a visit from the Secret Service. People think this kind of thought is harmless or justified but it’s what stokes people like the GOP baseball practice shooter.

Via Free Beacon:

Sunny Hostin on Thursday echoed sentiments made by former Vice President Joe Biden this week by questioning why no one has taken President Donald Trump “out back and kicked his little butt.”

Hostin and her fellow co-hosts on ABC’s “The View” were discussing comments Biden made at an event in Florida on Tuesday. Speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally at the Universiy of Miami, Biden, who is considered a potential frontrunner to challenge Trump in 2020, brought up the infamous comments the president was caught on tape making to an “Access Hollywood” correspondent in 2005. Biden said he would have “beat the hell” out of the president if they were still in high school.

“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden said at the rally.

Biden went a step further, denouncing the president’s explanation that the comments were taken out of context and were made in the nature of the salty humor one could expect to find in a locker room.

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Rep. Jim Jordan: Spending Bill May Be ‘Worst Bill’ He’s Seen In His Time In Congress

Breaking: Trump Replaces H.R. McMaster With John Bolton As National Security Adviser

McMaster behind the clear NSC leak?

Via The Hill:

President Trump announced Thursday he will be replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton.

“I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9,” Trump tweeted.

Bolton, who was seen visiting the White House on Thursday, will be Trump’s third national security adviser. His first, Michael Flynn, was one of the first officials to resign from an administration that has seen high rates of turnover.