White House: Trump ‘Has Confidence’ in Sessions

Sessions was legally proper to recuse, but the result has been the ever-burgeoning special counsel, said today to be investigating Trump financial dealings as well (which again, shouldn’t be leaked)/

Via Free Beacon:

President Donald Trump “has confidence” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the White House said Thursday, one day after Trump suggested that he should have picked someone else to lead the Department of Justice.

The Associated Press on Thursday afternoon reported the White House statement, which sought to allay a media uproar that followed comments Trump made to the New York Times.

Trump told the Times in an interview published Wednesday that he would not have appointed Sessions had he known that the attorney general would recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

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Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks

Pretty sleazy.

Via Free Beacon:

Democratic congressional leaders on the House Ethics Committee are charged with intentionally dragging out an investigation into Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes in what multiple sources described as an attempt to influence the Intelligence Committee’s sensitive Russia probe and promote their own political careers, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Nunes (R., Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, which is handling the Russia probe, was sidelined from his leadership role in the probe more than three months ago after the Ethics Committee began investigating allegations that he disclosed classified information in comments alleging Obama administration officials had accessed classified intelligence reports in order to gain information on Trump associates.

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Mob Of 10 Youths Mugs Passenger On Muni Bus In San Francisco

Release photos from the surveillance tapes.

Via SF Gate:

A pack of 10 thieves followed a man and robbed him on a Muni bus on Monday evening near the San Francisco Civic Center, officials said.

The mob robbery occurred about 6:50 p.m. near the intersection of Market and McAllister streets when the victim, identified as a 27-year-old man, boarded a Muni bus and got into a verbal altercation with one of the suspects, said Officer Robert Rueca of the San Francisco Police Department.

The man then got off the bus and boarded another to avoid conflict, but ten people, including the one involved in the argument, followed him, Rueca added.

Once on the bus, the suspects surrounded the man and “bum-rushed” him, stealing his cell phone before fleeing, Rueca said.

No arrests have been made. At least one of the thieves was described as an 18-year-old man, and the others range in age from 15 to 25, Rueca added.

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White Model Claims She Successfully ‘Transformed’ Into Black Woman

Shades of Rachel Dolezal. Except that if this is true, this woman is injuring her body in order in this crazy endeavor. I’m feeling like it’s a hoax of some sort.

Via Daily Caller:

White German model Martina Big claims that she has managed to transform into a black woman through excessive tanning and plastic surgery.

Big used tanning injections to become “African dark” and breast implants to become a size 32S to achieve her new look, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

During a trip to the famous Hollywood sign, Big said that “last time I visited this with blonde hair and white skin — and now I’m a black woman with African hair.”

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Tenn. Inmates Can Get A Vasectomy to Shorten Their Jail Sentences

Much as one might think this could be a reasonable idea, from a Constitutional point of view, the ACLU is likely right.

Via Free Beacon:

Inmates in a Tennessee county can get time off their sentences for having a vasectomy or birth control implant, a policy that the American Civil Liberties Union calls “unconstitutional.”

General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order in May to give prisoners in the White County, Tenn. jail 30 days credit on their sentence if they undergo one of the procedures, NewsChannel 5 reports.

Women who participate are given Nexplanon birth control implant in their arm, which prevents pregnancy for up to four years. Men are given a vasectomy, also free, by the Tennessee Department of Health.

Judge Benningfield told NewsChannel 5 that the program was meant to encourage prisoners not to be “burdened with children” so they can “take personal responsibility.”

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US Postal Service Breaks Election Laws To Support Hillary, Media Silent

It’s the Hillary exception. Any possible crime, if it involves Hillary Clinton is automatically excuse

Via Daily Caller:

The big three networks ignored a report Wednesday uncovering violations of federal law committed by the U.S. Postal Service, which pressured managers to approve time off for employees to campaign for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

“High-level postal officials had for years granted employees’ requests for unpaid leave, leading last year to an ‘institutional bias’ in favor of Clinton and other Democrats endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers, one of the largest postal unions” amounting to a violation of the Hatch Act, reports The Washington Post.

The Hatch Act is a law enacted in 1939 to prevent federal employees from supporting candidates. Investigators concluded that the postal service had been involved in the process since the 1990s.

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FBI Turns Over 7,000 New Documents From Weiner’s Computer to State Department

Even more documents and emails that didn’t get turned over.

Via Free Beacon:

The FBI has turned over 7,000 new documents from former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop to the State Department.

The disclosure is part of the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch’s lawsuit in relation to the Hillary Clinton private email investigation, Fox News reported Thursday.

Judicial Watch and State Department representatives appeared in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday over the group’s Freedom of Information Act suit seeking Clinton emails from her tenure at the State Department.

It emerged during the hearing that the 7,000 new documents were turned over. The trove is expected to contain some emails sent by Weiner’s estranged wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told Fox News after the hearing that they expect to begin receiving those documents in three months, once the State Department determines whether the Weiner documents are government or personal records.

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State Dept. Blames Israel for Terrorism, Claims Palestinians Rarely Incite Attacks

Memo to Trump: If you don’t get rid of the Obama holdovers, you’re going to keep getting whacked by embarassing things like this.

Via Free Beacon:

The State Department is facing harsh criticism for claiming in an official report that Israel is to blame for terrorism attacks committed by Palestinians and accusing the Jewish state of being largely responsible for an impasse in peace negotiations, according to a leading member of Congress who is calling on the State Department to correct its “inaccurate and harmful” characterization of Israel.

The State Department, in its latest annual report on the global terrorism situation, blames Israeli security policies for stalling the peace process and claims that Palestinians rarely incite terror attacks.

The claims are coming under fierce criticism from pro-Israel advocates and have prompted one leading member of Congress to formally call on the Trump administration to amend the report to more accurately reflect the situation.

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Maxine Waters Says She’s All For Running For President, If Millenials Want Her

Update to this story. Sorry, Auntie Maxine, millenials wouldn’t be enough to get you there. And your insanity would stop you.

WASHINGTON — California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, a favorite among liberal progressives, told The Daily Caller Thursday that this weekend’s scheduled appearance in New Hampshire has nothing to do with potentially running for president in 2020.

But she said that she would run for president if millenials want her to.

“I’m just going up to do a county Democratic thing. That’s all,” she said.

When TheDC pressed further, Waters, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, said laughing, “I’m not running for anything but my own seat. I don’t have any presidential aspirations. If the millennials want me to do it, I’d do it, though.”

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Trump to Pick Openly Gay Former Diplomat for Ambassador to Germany

But hey, he hates gay people!

Via Free Beacon:

President Donald Trump is expected to nominate former diplomat and Fox News foreign affairs commentator Richard Grenell as the United States ambassador to Germany.

A source with knowledge of the matter told the Associated Press on Thursday that Grenell is Trump’s choice.

If confirmed by the Senate, Grenell would be the first openly LGBT ambassador nominee for Trump.

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After Months Of Work, Dems Are Out With New Slogan…That Sounds Ripped Off From Papa John’s Pizza…

If you actually have a real message, you don’t have to spend months and poll testing ad infinitum in order to figure it out.

Via Daily Caller:

The Democrat Party is still struggling with its messaging, now releasing a slogan that sounds awfully similar to Papa John’s Pizza.

According to Jeff Stein, a reporter with Vox, the new Democrat slogan will be “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages.”

Stein reports that the slogan idea took the Democrats months of “polling and internal deliberations.”

The Papa John’s Pizza slogan is “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.”

Twitter had a field day with the new Democratic messaging campaign.

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Cop Who Shot Woman Says He Feels “Thrown Under Bus” Because Muslim, Somali

The problem with this story is that it isn’t the official story because he has refused to cooperate with investigators. So this is the most favorable story, as told to friends. And it still isn’t reasonable.

Via Daily Mail:

Killer policeman Mohamed Noor has said he was ‘startled’ by his victim Justine Damond seconds before he opened fire.

The cop has told friends about why he gunned down the bride-to-be, 40, in his first account of what happened Saturday night.

DailyMail.com has spoken to those friends to reveal for the first time his account of what happened that night.

The fact Noor has disclosed the events of the evening to friends will raise questions over his conduct.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), which is investigating the shooting, said in a statement Tuesday that he had declined to be interviewed and that his attorney had not said if or when an interview would take place.

However, many of the key parts of Noor’s narrative gel with the version of events released by the BCA, who had interviewed his partner, Matthew Harrity.

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Obama White House Drew Up Plan For Armed Federal Officers At Polling Places Over Fears Of A Russian Cyber Attack

Going to shoot the cyber attackers?

Via Daily Mail:

President Obama’s administration produced a 15-page plan in October to put in place in case of an election day cyber attack, courtesy of the Russians, who had already targeted Hillary Clinton’s aides and the Democratic National Committee.

Time Magazine obtained a copy of the document, which notes that while ‘state, local, tribal, and territorial governments’ would have the primary jurisdiction to respond, the federal government would have ‘enhanced procedures’ in place in case of a heightened incident.

Besides having all the FBI and DHS cyber experts at the ready, the document referenced military plans, and also a public relations campaign, in order to keep doubts about the legitimacy of the election at bay.

For instance, listed under the Department of Defense’s response, the document reads: ‘Available forces for incident response in a federal status could include the Active and Reserve Components, to include the National Guard.’

And while armed federal personnel are prohibited by law to enter a polling place, a cyber attack that shut down voting would scrap that, the document made clear.

‘It is important to note that the Department of Justice has concluded that armed federal law enforcement agents may, where otherwise appropriate, respond to a cyber or other incident at a polling place that caused it to cease functioning (i.e. when balloting has entirely ceased at that location),’ it read.

Additionally, in order to combat any sort of ‘fake news’ stories planted after an election hack, a special interagency group would stay assembled until Friday, November 11, three days after voting to address ‘any post-election cyber incidents.’

Public affairs professionals would be on hand to carefully craft messages.

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Andrew Cuomo Used Campaign Cash To Buy Kirsten Gillibrand A Tiffany pen For Her Birthday

Hmm…

Via Washington Examiner:

Etiquette question … is it tacky to give someone a birthday gift paid for by campaign donations, rather than your own vast personal wealth? I ask only because it looks like Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., used money donated to his campaign to buy Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a present from Tiffany for her 50th birthday last year.

That’s considered regifting, right?

The New York Post reported on Thursday that campaign records filed by Cuomo listed an “unspecified gift” purchased for $212. When pressed by the New York Post to explain the charge, Executive Director Basil Smikle revealed the money was used on a Tiffany pen given to Gillibrand for her birthday.

Smikle maintains the purchase was fully compliant with campaign laws which specify, according to the New York Post, that funds must be used for “a political campaign or the holding of a public office or party position.”

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2 Burundi Teenagers Flee D.C. Robotics Competition And Sneak Into Canada…

I wouldn’t go back to Burundi if I lived there either.

Via CNN:

Two of the six teenagers who were reported missing while visiting Washington for an international robotics competition have crossed into Canada, police said Thursday.

The six teens represented Burundi, a small country in East Africa, in the inaugural FIRST Global robotics competition, competing alongside teams from more than 150 other countries.
Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said two of the teens were seen leaving the US for Canada. Police could not confirm they are still in Canada and did not provide updates on the other four teens.

There are no indications of foul play, police said.

The State Department directed questions to DC law enforcement.

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Election 2020: Trump Vs ….Zuckerberg?

If this is the best they can think of, Trump will be a 5-term president.

Via Mercury News:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s tour of the United States has fueled speculation that the tech titan could run for president in 2020.

The 33-year-old, though, has said before that he doesn’t have plans to run for political office.

But how would Zuckerberg fare if he did go head to head with Donald Trump in the 2020 election?

A survey released this week by a Democratic polling firm shows it would be a tight race. Public Policy Polling surveyed 836 registered voters from July 14-17. The poll has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

About 40 percent of registered voters said they would vote for Zuckerberg while another 40 percent said they would vote for Trump. About 20 percent of respondents said they were not sure who they would vote for in the hypothetical matchup.

And voters had mixed feelings about Zuckerberg.

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New York, New York: Transit Worker And Random Nobody Brawl In Street With Machete And Garbage Can…

Mr De Blasio’s neighborhood…

O.J. Simpson At Parole Hearing “I’m Sorry”

Not sorry enough. Rot in hell.

Angry Florida Man Shoots The Tires Out On AT&T Repair Trucks Because …Who Knows?

Not only is this really stupid but shooting at the engine block could’ve had rounds ricochet back and kill him (or the guy recording the video).

Via Daily Caller:

A Florida man is going to have to answer some questions from the police after he blew away the tires of an AT&T truck parked in front of his house Wednesday night.

Retired Miami-Dade firefighter Jorge Jove was upset that the AT&T trucks were parked in front of his house, so he got out his shiny revolver and shot out the tires and engine, according to local news outlet WSVN. He was taken into police custody following the shooting, and the investigation is ongoing.

The video is absolutely amazing.

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City Of Toronto Estimates $65,000 To Build Park Stairs, Man Does It Himself For $550 – City Threatens To Tear It Down…

He even paid a homeless man who lives in the park to help him for a couple of hours. Doesn’t government suck?

Via FreeBeacon:

The city of Toronto estimated that it would cost $65,000 to build stairs for a local park, but one resident took it upon himself to build the stairs—and only spent $550.

The city has now threatened to tear down the stairs, CTV News reports.

Retired mechanic Adi Astl decided to build stairs that lead to a community garden in Tom Riley Park, in Etobicoke, Ontario after several neighbors fell and hurt themselves trying to walk on the steep path. Some of Astl’s neighbors chipped in for the cost of the project, which ended up being $550.

The city, meanwhile, had estimated that it would cost $65,000 to $150,000 to install the stairs in the park.

The exorbitant cost of the city’s estimate had Astl believe that the city was talking about building an escalator.

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