VIDEO Full March For Life Speech – Trump ‘Has Governed Completely as a Pro-Lifer,’ Unlike Other GOP Presidents

19 Jan 2018 by Robert Kraychik

President Donald Trump “has governed completely as a pro-lifer” and has “given the pro-life movement everything he could,” said Breitbart News’s Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.


Mansour made these remarks while discussing Friday’s annual pro-life March for Life in Washington, D.C.

“Ever since Roe v. Wade became the law of the land by fiat, by Supreme Court justices legislating from the bench,” said Mansour, “pro-lifers from around the country come to Washington, D.C., to peacefully petition the government on behalf of the unborn and the millions that we will never know.”

“It’s very hopeful to me to see this happen again and again, to show that we do not forget this issue,” she said, expressing admiration for the dedication of the pro-life movement in coming to the nation’s capital every January on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision despite the “awful weather” and the news media’s blackout of their protests.

“It’s remarkable to see these young people come here,” said Mansour, noting the predominance of college and high school students among the participants. “This is the future of our country and the future of the pro-life movement.”

Describing her personal connection to the March, Mansour said, “The first time in my life that I ever went to Washington, D.C., was when I was nineteen years old and participated in a March for Life.”

Mansour noted that President Trump is making history by addressing this year’s March for Life. Despite her earlier reservations about the sincerity of his opposition to abortion, Mansour said that the president’s actions towards the issue are a better metric for evaluating his pro-life bona fides.

“For the first time in history, a sitting President of the United States will address the March for Life,” said Mansour. “And that president is, of course, President Donald Trump. Donald Trump, I’ve got to tell you, I’m not entirely certain that he is pro-life personally. To be perfectly honest, I never quite bought that he was pro-life when he said that he was during the election, during the primaries. I always kind of figured he’s just saying that. But, I will tell you this, he has governed completely as a pro-lifer. He has given the pro-life movement everything he could. He has given social conservatives everything he could. This is a guy who has stood up for conservatives and has governed like a conservative more than we’ve seen since Ronald Reagan.”

Members of the ostensibly conservative “Never Trump” movement, added Mansour, look foolish in the light of Trump’s conservative governance: “The Never Trumpers who belittled this man — who laughed at him, thought he was just completely lying to us, snowballing us — you know what? You guys have egg on your face because this man has fulfilled his promises when it comes to pro-lifers, when it comes to the social conservatives. He has stood with us completely and defended the religious communities in this country.”

Mansour illustrated the primacy of behavior over attitude with a biblical anecdote, drawing on Christ’s Parable of the Two Sons.

“I’ve often been reminded of the Parable of the Two Sons,” said Mansour. “This is from the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus said, ‘What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, “Son, go and work today in the vineyard.” “I will not,” the son answered. But later he changed his mind, and he went. Then the father went to the other son, and he said the same thing. That son answered, “I will, sir,” but he did not go. Which of the two did what his father wanted?’ Of course, the crowd answered, ‘The first. The one that said no, but then went and did it.’ And Jesus used that parable to explain how the sinners often are the ones fulfilling what God has asked, who will enter the Kingdom of God, as he said, ahead of the others who say, ‘Yes,’ but actually don’t do it.”

Trump has “completely stood with the religious community” where previous Republican presidents had not, noted Mansour: “There’s all sorts of stuff in the news about Donald Trump — all sorts of stories about porn stars, this, that, and the other thing, these sensational things to try to smear and besmirch the man’s record and character. I have no doubt that he’s very venal and that he’s done things in his past that we would look askance at, but what I look at is what the man’s actions are in office, and I see a man that has stood completely with the religious community in this country and has basically defended them in places where other Republican presidents, who claim to be Christian and who actually seem to be very upright, didn’t.”

“So I’ve got to say, thank you very much President Trump for what you’re doing,” concluded Mansour.

Trump is scheduled to address Friday’s March for Life rally via TV feed around 12:15 PM ET.

Breitbart News Tonight airs Monday through Friday on SiriusXM’s Patriot channel 125 from 9:00 p.m. to midnight Eastern (6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific).


Follow Robert Kraychik on Twitter @rkraychik.

VIDEO: Trump Becomes First President To Speak At A March For Life Rally

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Leadership Lessons from Trump’s Cancellation of His London Trip – Trump Snubs Meeting Britain’s May

If Secretary Tillerson and Assistant Secretary Risch want to be sure that the Foreign Service Officers serving in our consulates around the world are carrying out the Trump administration’s policies, then unannounced on-site audits are a necessary 

Leadership Lessons from Trump’s Cancellation of His London Trip

Jan 18, 2018 By 

Leadership Lessons from Trump’s Cancellation of His London Trip
In the first episode of The Game of Thrones, King Robert asks Lord Stark to come to the capital as his Hand of the King because he is the one person that the King can trust.  The first lesson in leadership is that the work must be done by others and there is no more important task for a leader than the selection of subordinates who can be trusted to faithfully carry out the leader’s instructions.  This does not mean that a good leader wants to be surrounded by sycophants who blindly do what they are told.  A good leader wants subordinates who will not be afraid to speak up when they think the leader’s proposals are wrong headed.  But, if after the subordinate’s views have been given a fair hearing, the leader chooses to proceed as originally intended, the subordinate has two choices, wholeheartedly support the leader or resign.

Robert Johnson, the man President Trump appointed as the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, disagrees with the President’s characterization that selling the 99-year leasehold on our embassy in Grosvenor Square and building a new embassy near the Battersea Power Station in southwest London was a bad deal. So what did Ambassador Johnson do? Instead of resigning, or just keeping his mouth shut, he stabbed the president in the back.

Johnson wrote an op-ed for the UK’s Evening Standard in which he stated that “purchased and built from the sale of our London properties, the new embassy did not cost the US taxpayer a cent. Yet it is one of the most advanced embassies we have ever built.”

Ambassador Johnson is undoubtedly correct that the new embassy is a state of the art facility, but to write that it “did not cost the US taxpayer a cent” is not only untrue it is a slap across the President’s face.  Let’s start with the history.  The old embassy was located in Grosvenor Square, in the heart of central London, a short walk from the stores on Oxford Street. Our first ambassador to Great Britain, John Adams, lived in a house off the Square.  Eisenhower’s London headquarters were there.  The memorial to Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in Grosvenor Square.  The US Embassy there was designed by famed architect Eero Saarinen and built in 1960. After 9/11 a decision was made to move the embassy to a more secure location, but (probably on reflection given that the embassy was well guarded and secure) no action was taken until the Obama administration sold the Grosvenor Square leasehold to Qatar for £300 million well below the market value for this prime central London property.  The cost to construct the new embassy in southwest London is estimated to have been between £750 million and one billion pounds.  So Ambassador Johnson’s assertion that it “did not cost the US taxpayer a cent” is rubbish and the President’s statement that the Obama administration’s sale of “the best and finest embassy in London for peanuts, only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars” was a bad deal is spot on.

Having the ambassador to our most important European ally publicly disagree with the President is bad but it is only the tip of the iceberg.  Johnson’s op-ed was probably written by a senior Foreign Service Officer in the political or economics section of the embassy.  And here’s the rub: Obama-Clinton-Kerry appointees and liberal Foreign Service Officers still fill the halls at Main State and throughout our embassies and consulates worldwide.  They are working assiduously to derail the President’s foreign policy.  Ambassador Johnson’s snub, other than giving the British press, which is as visceral in its dislike of the President as the US media, front page stories about how Trump was being called a liar by his ambassador was no more than a hiccup.  The actual opening of the embassy on January 16 received almost no coverage.

More pressing is what is happening every day at US consulate immigrant and non-immigrant visa counters around the world.  Colin Powell called our consular offices our first line of defense, but during the Obama administration they acted like a porous sieve rather than a tight mesh net.  Sadly, not much has changed since President Trump took office.  This is because Secretary of State Tillerson had been slow to replace key Obama appointees and instead has allowed them to purge the ranks of the State Department, with the result that too many of the wrong people, those who believe in defending our borders, were driven out.

Carl Risch, the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs needs to do what General Curtis LeMay did when he took over the Strategic Air Command (SAC).  That is, he should create flying teams of experienced consular officers, not current officers but retired ones brought back to conduct unannounced on-site audits of visa applications, interviews, acceptances and rejections. The head of each team would have the authority to curtail officers who were failing to protect our borders by granting visas to individuals who should not be allowed to enter the US. This includes a wide range of people from potential terrorists to pregnant women who want to have their child in the US as the first step toward the chain migration of their extended families.

Curtis LeMay transformed the Strategic Air Command from an organization that was unprepared and incapable of carrying out its basic mission into the most formidable and effective bombing command the world had ever seen.  He didn’t accomplish this through unannounced on-site inspections alone, but they played a major role in insuring that every SAC unit performed as intended.  If Secretary Tillerson and Assistant Secretary Risch want to be sure that the Foreign Service Officers serving in our consulates around the world are carrying out the Trump administration’s policies, then unannounced on-site audits are a necessary first step

President Trump Snubs Meeting Britain’s May at Davos, Yet Finds Time for France’s Macron

19 Jan 2018 by Liam Deacon

U.S. President Donald J. Trump is set to pass up a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May for the second time this month, as he reportedly has no plans to meet her at the globalist Davos economic forum.

Mrs. May had been hoping for a “clear the air” meeting with the president at the Swiss resort, according to The Telegraph, after the two clashed over President Trump sharing messages on Twitter highlighting Islamic extremist violence.

The paper reports that government sources had earlier revealed plans to “engineer an encounter” between the U.S. and UK leaders, who are both attending the summit focused on finance and trade.

The White House was unenthusiastic about the plan, claiming President Trump did not have enough time, and Downing Street has now reportedly given up on the idea.

With relations seemingly souring, some are becoming less confident about securing a post-Brexit trade deal. U.S. sources, however, insist the president’s busy schedule is the issue.

“It is an extremely quick trip,” said one Trump administration source, adding that the president would only be spending “a very short amount of time” at the event.

However, President Trump will meet with French president Emmanuel Macron, who has already welcomed President Trump to Paris where he was well received by crowds and dined with Mr. Macron and his wife.

Meanwhile, the president cancelled a trip to London to open the new U.S. embassy earlier this month, after Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “not welcome”, warned of “mass” protests, and even compared President Trump to Islamic State terrorists.

Rex Tillerson, the U.S. Secretary of State, later claimed President Trump had cancelled the trip to the UK because the prime minister needed to “focus on Brexit”.

After Mr. Trump shared messages in November last year from a member of the controversial group Britain First, highlighting Islamist violence, Mrs. May attacked him as “wrong”.

The president hit back, addressing Mrs. May directly. “Don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom. We are doing just fine!” he wrote of Twiter.

President Trump has already visited almost every other G7 nation as U.S. president, including Japan, as well as China, and NATO ally Poland.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

VIDEO FISA Abuse – Smoking Gun,Still Smoking – House Intel Comte releases Fusion GPS testimony transcript – Hannity



Thursday afternoon, the House Intelligence Committee released the entire 165-page transcript from testimony given by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson on November 14, with regards to the Trump dossier which he paid former British spy Christopher Steele to compose.

Smith had also appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on August 22, and Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein released that transcript last week, without the permission of her fellow committee members.

Thursday, the House Intel Committee voted unanimously to go ahead and release the full transcript of their interview with Simpson.

The Daily Caller noted that, although Simpson refused to discuss Fusion’s clients of the sources used by Steele in writing the dossier, it was revealed in October that the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign were the financials backers of the project – they paid Perkins Coie, a law firm who in turn hired Fusion GPS, who in turn hired Steele, who operates a private intelligence firm in London.

The House Intelligence Committee made two transcripts available in a press release on their website Thursday afternoon:

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today voted to publish the transcripts of testimony provided to the committee by Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.

November 8 transcript is available here.

November 14 transcript is available here.

The November 14 transcript is also available below:

Glenn Simpson’s House Intel transcript by Chuck Ross on Scribd

A Bombshell House Intelligence report exposing extensive FISA abuse could lead to the removal of senior government officials

A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is “explosive,” stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.

The House Intelligence Committee passed the motion along party lines Thursday to make the classified report alleging extensive ‘FISA Abuse’ related to the controversial dossier available to all House members. The report contains information regarding the dossier that alleges President Trump and members of his team colluded with the Russians in the 2016 presidential election. Some members of the House viewed the document in a secure room Thursday.

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., offered the motion on Thursday to make the Republican majority-authored report available to the members.

“The document shows a troubling course of conduct and we need to make the document available, so the public can see it,” said a senior government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the document. “Once the public sees it, we can hold the people involved accountable in a number of ways.”
The government official said that after reading the document “some of these people should no longer be in the government.”

The document also apparently outlines “several problematic” issues with how FISA warrants were “packaged, and used” state several sources with knowledge of the report.

Over the past year, whistleblowers in the law enforcement and intelligence community have revealed to Congress what they believe to be extensive abuse with regard to FISA surveillance, as previously reported. 

The dossier was used in part as evidence for a warrant to surveil members of the Trump campaign, according to a story published this month. Former British spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier in 2016, was hired by embattled research firm Fusion GPS. The firm’s founder is Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who has already testified before Congress in relation to the dossier. In October, The Washington Post revealed for the first time that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC that financed Fusion GPS.

Congressional members are hopeful that the classified information will be declassified and released to the public.

“We probably will get this stuff released by the end of the month,” stated a congressional member, who asked not to be named.

But the government official, who viewed the document said “it will be tough for a lot of people to see this and especially the media, which has been attempting to deemphasize the dossier. It’s going to punch a hole in their collusion narrative.”

The House vote to make the report available to all members is a major step in exposing the long-guarded classified documents obtained by the House Intelligence Committee over the past year. It allows members of the House to view the report and could quickly lead to a motion to declassify the report for the public, numerous House members told this reporter.

“It’s a (House Intelligence) committee document that deals with the assessment on the Department of Justice, FBI and the oversight work that is being conducted by the committee,” said a congressional source, which spoke on condition that they not be named.

Hillary Clinton confidant was interviewed by FBI in connection to the salacious dossier

A close friend, advisor and confidant of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was allegedly interviewed by the FBI in connection with the controversial dossier that was used ‘in part’ as evidence by the bureau to obtain a warrant to investigate members of President Trump’s campaign team, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.

Sidney Blumenthal, a former journalist and a close friend of Clinton, was  interviewed by the FBI in 2016 regarding the dossier that alleged Trump colluded with Russia, the sources stated. Department of Justice officials, however, declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier.

FBI officials declined to comment.

Blumenthal did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Blumenthal worked as a White House aide for Bill Clinton, and later worked with the Clinton Foundation after being denied a role by Obama Administration officials with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to reports.  According to Politico he was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Foundation.

In 2015, emails released by the State Department showed the extensive and ongoing working relationship between Clinton and Blumenthal. The emails revealed that then Secretary of State Clinton would seek Blumenthal’s advice on foreign policy issues and his role appeared to be more of an advisor than friend, according to the emails.  Blumenthal regularly sent Hillary Clinton “vaguely sourced” “intelligence cable style” briefings while she was Secretary of State.

Earlier this month, members of the House Intelligence Committee went to the Justice Department to review the FBI and DOJ documents requested last August by Chairman Devin Nunes, as reported earlier.

The Washington Post revealed in October that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign the research firm Fusion GPS for the dossier that was put together by former British spy Christopher Steele.

In April, CNN reported that the dossier was used to monitor communications of Carter Page, who volunteered as a national security advisor with the Trump campaign for a short period of time. But by December, another story by the New York Times suggested that the inquiry into the Trump campaign and its alleged ties to Russia began with George Papadopoulos,  a former foreign policy advisor to Trump campaign.

After the 2016 presidential election, Blumenthal told Dutch TV Nieuwsuur that Clinton’s loss to Trump “was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI in the New York office attached to Rudy Giuliani, who was a member of Trump’s campaign.”

“I think it’s not unfair to call it a coup,” said Blumenthal.

“A coup, even?” the reporter said.

Blumenthal added, “yeah, a coup d’etat.”

To be forewarned is to be forearmed

The Smoking Gun II—Still Smoking

Jan 18, 2018 By 

The Smoking Gun II -- Still Smoking
Hillary Clinton and her crew get a pass for colluding to stack the deck against Bernie. No matter what the evidence revealed the FBI nomenclature predetermined that New York’s sixth crime family was untouchable. Congressional insiders report they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s email server.

Investigators say there is written evidence that the FBI found evidence that some laws were broken when the former secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server.

That evidence includes passages in FBI documents stating the “sheer volume” of classified information that flowed through Clinton’s insecure emails was proof of criminality.

According to Sean Moran at Breitbart, “Former FBI Director James Comey’s original memo regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server was edited by FBI staffers to remove five references suggesting Clinton engaged in activities that would suggest felony and misdemeanor charges, according to obtained copies of the original memo.”

Looking into this matter, Senate Homeland and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) states, “The edits to Director Comey’s public statement, made months prior to the conclusion of the FBI’s investigation of Secretary Clinton’s conduct, had a significant impact on the FBI’s public evaluation of the implications of her actions….This effort, seen in light of the personal animus toward then-candidate Trump by senior agents leading the Clinton investigation and their apparent desire to create an ‘insurance policy’ against Mr. Trump’s election, raise profound questions about the FBI’s role and possible interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

Was there a concerted effort to interfere in in the election of 2016? Yes, there was. And the activities of those who sought to impose their handpicked candidate Hillary Clinton, the last nail in our coffin need to be brought to light.

According to Andrew C. McCarthy in National Review, “When you look at it hard, two conclusions are impossible to escape: First, at the height of the 2016 campaign, Obama intelligence officials anxiously adopted Christopher Steele’s allegations of traitorous conduct by then-candidate Donald Trump rather than first subject his “dossier” to rigorous investigation—even though Steele himself admits that his “raw,” “unverified” reports might not be true. Second, at the same time the FBI was receiving Steele’s reports—which were based on multiple-hearsay from anonymous Russian sources, and paid for by the Clinton campaign—Obama intelligence officials were briefing congressional leaders about them, thereby ensuring that they’d be publicized just six weeks before Election Day.”

This was a brazen attempt to weaponize Steele’s raw unverified ‘Intelligence’ seeking to use it to sink Trump’s campaign.

This so-called intelligence was bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign. It used unverified sources and introduced what is now believed to be deceptive stories from a foreign power perhaps designed to influence the election by spreading false stories about Trump. If there was any Russian influence in all of this it was the introduction of it by the Clinton campaign and their bogus intelligence.

According to Scott Uehlinger, a retired CIA Station Chief and Naval Officer in Newsmax, “As we move into 2018, we are seeing a rapid unravelling of the infamous Fusion GPS-Christopher Steele ‘dossier.’ With this discredited report dies the false narrative that the Trump Administration was involved in collusion with the Russian government. It’s about time—the Justice Department investigation into ‘Russian collusion’ was always the fruit of this poisoned tree.

“What should be disconcerting to Americans is that this document ever saw the light of day; much less that it formed the centerpiece of an official USG investigation. The whole sad affair demonstrates how far the professionalism of our Justice Department and Intelligence service has fallen in the wake of the rampant politicization that was the hallmark of the Obama Administration.”

Add to this the team of anti-Trump ideologues assembled by Prosecutor-in-Chief Robert Mueller and the whole process is rotten from day one. House Majority Whip Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) stated, “You’ve seen an exposure of what I think is a lot of corruption and real concerns that have been raised about the special counsel. In fact, just the credibility of the special counsel is very much in question. Because, as you mentioned, so many of the people that Mueller brought in, the people working on that, were very anti-Trump in the campaign, and still to this day….So, I think just the impartiality of this investigation has been called into question, and I have some real serious concerns about it.”

Calling this a witch-hunt is giving witch-hunts a bad rap. Personally I believe all of this is part of a silent coup designed to bring down the President that was planned and executed by the Deep State. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. As this parody of justice continues at least no one can say we haven’t known what was going on and what is coming.

Fusion GPS Founder: FBI May Have Paid Expenses for Anti-Trump Dossier Author

19 Jan 2018 by Aaron Klein

TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.

Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, to do the work cited in the anti-Trump dossier.  Last July, Steele reportedly traveled to Rome, where he met with an FBI contact to supply the agency with the anti-Trump dossier and other information he found during the course of his anti-Trump work.

Steele’s dossier reportedly served as some of the basis for the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and unsubstantiated claims of coordination with Russia.

In August 22 testimony released last week and reviewed in full by Breitbart News, Simpson stated that Steele’s outreach to the FBI was “something that Chris took on on his own.”

Simpson stated that as far as he knew Fusion GPS did not fund Steele’s trip to Rome to meet with the FBI. He said he believes that the trip expenses may have been reimbursed by the FBI.

“I don’t think we did,” Simpson stated, referring to whether Fusion GPS paid for Steele’s travel to Rome to meet with the FBI. “I have no information that we paid for it.”

He continued: “Again, this sort of emphasizes, you know, the point I was making earlier which was this was something that I considered to be something that Chris took on on his own based on his professional obligations and not something that was part of my project.”

“So it makes sense to me that he was reimbursed by them,” he stated, referring to the FBI.

Just before those statements, Simpson was asked: “Do you know who paid for Mr. Steele’s trip to Rome to meet with the FBI?”

Simpson replied: “I have read recently that — I think in a letter from Senator Grassley that the FBI reimbursed the expense. But to be clear, I mean, that’s it.  He was, to my knowledge, not been (sic) compensated for that work or any other work during this time.”

Simpson was likely referring to a March 6 letter from Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley requesting information and documents about the FBI’s ties to Steele, including whether the agency utilized Steele for its investigation into Trump and whether the FBI paid Steele or intended to pay him.

The Washington Post reported in February that Steele “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work, according to several people familiar with the arrangement.”

Ultimately, the FBI did not pay Steele, the Post reported.

The Post report continued:

Communications between the bureau and the former spy were interrupted as Steele’s now-famous dossier became the subject of news stories, congressional inquiries and presidential denials, according to the people familiar with the arrangement, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.

The FBI’s national press office did not return a Breitbart News request seeking comment on whether the agency paid for Steele’s Rome trip or reimbursed him for any expenses.

In March, CNN cited people familiar with the matter as saying that the FBI reimbursed Steele for some expenses.

CNN reported:

The FBI reimbursed some expenses of the former British intelligence operative who produced a dossier containing allegations of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia, people familiar with the matter said. …

An official familiar with the discussions said the FBI didn’t hire Steele as an informant, but that the arrangement instead allowed for expenses to be paid. It couldn’t be learned how much he was paid and for how long.

In his interview on Capitol Hill in August, Simpson was grilled about whether he had any knowledge of previous financial arrangements between Steele and the FBI.

Here is a transcript of that exchange, which includes questions from lawmakers and interjections from Steele’s attorney, Josh Levy:

Q: Was Fusion aware of the reports that the FBI considered — let me rephrase. Was Fusion aware that the FBI considered paying Mr. Steele to investigate Mr. Trump and his associates?


Q: At any time.

LEVY: When you say “paying,” what do you mean by that?

DAVIS: Providing money.

LEVY: For a fee? Are you talking about reimbursements?

DAVIS: Fees or reimbursements in this context.

SIMPSON. We’ve learned that.  We know that now.  In fact, it was –

LEVY: Learned what?

SIMPSON: Well, we learned — sometime after the election we learned that Chris had discussed working for the FBI on these matters after the election and that that didn’t happen.

Q: Did Mr. Steele discuss that with you at the time?

SIMPSON:  He didn’t discuss it — I don’t remember exactly when he mentioned this to me, but he mentioned to me at some point I think after the election that he had discussed this with them.

FOSTER: So prior to news reports to that effect? In other words, you learned it from him

LEVY: Wait. You asked two different questions.  I’m trying to figure out which one you want him to answer.

FOSTER: The last one.

LEVY: What was the last one?

FOSTER: You learned it from the news and not from him? Are you saying you learned it from him?

LEVY: Learned what from him?

FOSTER: That he discussed with the FBI having the FBI pay Mr. Steele.

SIMPSON: I don’t remember.

LEVY: The witness is yawning. Let’s take a break.

MUSE: We will attribute that to fatigue as opposed to the questions.

Aaron Klein is Breitbart’s Jerusalem bureau chief and senior investigative reporter. He is a New York Times bestselling author and hosts the popular weekend talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio.” Follow him on Twitter @AaronKleinShow. Follow him on Facebook.

Written with additional research by Joshua Klein.

Sara Carter: Fusion GPS testimony backfired on the Democrats

Sean Hannity 1/18/18 | Fox News January 18,2018

Chris Cuomo Ridicules House Intel Member Over GOP’s Latest Attack on the FBI CNN New Day Chris Cuomo

Rep Matt Gaetz “MEMO will be Released Soon! Heads will Roll in DOJ and FBI!!”

Dan Bongino on Dossier Probe ‘Explosive scandal ready to burst’

Dan Bongino: Russian dossier is the scandal of the century


Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO CNN watches in horror, panel of Dems who voted for Trump praise his first year in office


CNN watches in horror as panel of Democrats who voted for Trump praise his first year in office

Jan 18, 2018 By 

CNN watches in horror as panel of Democrats who voted for Trump praise his first year in office & trash the media
CNN should really stop doing these panels.  They want voters to express their sorrow, their contrition, and their love of journalism.  It never goes that way.  In fact, it seems like every time they put one of these groups together, it blows up in their face in spectacular fashion.

This time, they’ve assembled a group of Democrats in Youngstown Ohio – people who turned their back on all that is good and righteous in the world to vote for a monster named Donald Trump.

Listen to the grim narration, listen to the disdain dripping from the voiceover whenever he’s forced to say the word “Trump.”  The hatred, horror, and disgust are as evident as CNN’s constant bias.

…And the fact that – after a year of constant bashing, insults, virtue signaling, and skewed reporting – NONE of these people regret their decision?  That must drive CNN absolutely freaking nuts.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

VIDEO Soviet Style Attacks – Trump Announces Fake News Awards: Flake, McCain Criticize; Polish President Praises

Trump Announces Fake News Awards: Flake, McCain Criticize; Polish President Praises

Jan 18, 2018 by  

Trump Announces Fake News Awards: Flake, McCain Criticize; Polish President Praises

Using his preferred method of communicating with the public, President Trump tweeted the winners of his “Fake News Awards” on the evening of January 17. His tweets included a link to an article entitled “The Highly-Anticipated 2017 Fake News Awards” on the Republican National Committee website. He declared,

Below are the winners of the president’s 2017 Fake News Awards.

1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman [who] claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.

[That item displayed a headline originally run by the Daily Caller: “Paul Krugman Says Markets Will ‘Never’ Recover From Trump; Dow Hits Record High.”]

2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.

[This item included a graphic of a headline reading: “ABC demotes Brian Ross after bungled report on Trump, Russia” and a graph illustrating the precipitous decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average immediately after the release of the ABC report on December 1, 2017.]

3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.

[This item included a graphic of a Fox News headline reading: “CNN botches dates, inaccurately reports Trump campaign had WikiLeaks sneak peak.”]

4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.

[This item included a photo of Trump in the Oval Office with a bust of King.]

5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.

[This item included a photo of the Pensacola arena showing that it was filled. After that was Trump’s tweet, reading: @DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo!]

6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.

[This item included a video of Trump with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, showing that Abe dumped his box of fish food into the tank before Trump followed his lead.]

7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”

[This item included a graphic of a Washington Post headline reading: “Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties.”]

8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.

[This item included a photo of Trump from INSTAR images showing him shaking hands with Kornhauser-Duda.]

9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.

[This item included a screen capture showing two CNN news broadcasts with the following captions displayed on them: “Sources tell CNN: Comey to testify he never told Trump he was not under FBI investigation.” “Comey: Told Trump he was not under investigation.”]

10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.

[This item included a graphic of a Washington Post headline reading: “New York Times guilty of large screw-up on climate-change story.”]

11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

Trump expanded on this charge in a tweet:

      Donald J. Trump


Well, now that collusion with Russia is proving to be a total hoax and the only collusion is with Hillary Clinton and the FBI/Russia, the Fake News Media (Mainstream) and this phony new book are hitting out at every new front imaginable. They should try winning an election. Sad!

8:32 AM – Jan 5, 2018

The president’s message continued as follows:

While the media spent 90% of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results:

1. The economy has created nearly 2 million jobs and gained over $8 trillion in wealth since the President’s inauguration.

2. African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in recorded history.

3. The President signed historic tax cuts and relief for hardworking Americans not seen since President Reagan.

4. President Trump’s plan to cut regulations has exceeded “2 out for every 1 in” mandate, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every one new regulatory action.

5. The President has unleashed an American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR.

6. ISIS is in retreat, having been crushed in Iraq and Syria.

7. President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the Embassy.

8. With President Trump’s encouragement, more member nations are paying their fair share for the common defense in the NATO alliance.

9. Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the VA to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers.

10. President Trump kept his promise and appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Public reaction to Trump’s fake news awards was somewhat predictable, but also included some surprises. Jeb Lund, a former political columnist and reporter for Rolling Stone and The Guardian, wrote a hit piece for headlined “Trump’s Fake News Awards were just another front in his fraudulent war on truth.” The article carried a subheading: “The president’s list of supposedly bad reporting is more fake than any of the ‘fake news’ cited in it.”

A main critique about the “Fake News” items released by Trump is that the media eventually retracted most of the items or even apologized for them — so Trump’s detractors say that they are not Fake News, but simply errors. While it is true that even the best-intentioned media can make mistakes, the mass media’s bias is so apparent that even when they tell the truth in general, they spin the stories so as to chastise the president for something. Such bias makes errors in reporting inevitable. Moreover, rarely do capitulations and retractions by those media receive the same stature or air time as the original stories.

While one might expect Trump’s campaign against “fake news” to draw criticism from Democrats in Congress, his two most outspoken critics were the two Republican senators from Arizona, John McCain and Jeff Flake.

McCain published an op-ed in the ultra-liberal Washington Post that tore into the president’s use of his terminology. “The phrase ‘fake news’ — granted legitimacy by an American president — is being used by autocrats to silence reporters, undermine political opponents, stave off media scrutiny and mislead citizens,” McCain wrote.

Flake, the other senator from Arizona, delivered a speech on the Senate floor against Trump, in which he compared Trump’s treatment of the free press to that of Joseph Stalin:

It was a year in which a daily assault on the constitutionally protected free speech was launched by the same White House, an assault that is as unprecedented as it is unwarranted. The enemy of the people was how the president of the United States called the free press in 2017. Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies.

With Republican “allies” such as that in the Senate, Trump might be better off taking his chances building a consensus with Chuck Schumer and Dianne Feinstein. He would at least know what to expect from those two liberal Democrats.

However, Trump did receive a favorable reaction from Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, who said on his Twitter account on January 17, just hours after Trump announced the recipients of his Fake News Awards:

President Trump just stressed again the power of fake news. Thank you. We must continue to fight that phenomenon….

Poland experiences the power of fake news first hand. Many European and even U.S. officials form their opinions of Poland based on the relentless flow of fake news.

Image: Screenshor from

Related articles:

“Fake News” Media Use Fake News to Slam Trump

FAKE NEWS: Media Hysteria Over Irrelevant Fake Websites Masks More Sinister Agenda

The president’s actual mental health is irrelevant when you’re carrying out a coup

The Soviet-Style push to Paint Trump as Mentally Ill

Jan 18, 2018 By 

The Soviet-Style push to Paint Trump as Mentally Ill
Powerless to dislodge the duly elected 45th president from office, desperate left-wingers and their media allies are borrowing a page from Soviet Communism by dishonestly portraying President Trump as mentally unfit.

This is a coup attempt in progress and there is no indication it will go away anytime soon. In an earlier age, it might have been called high treason. The difference is that in the Soviet Union it was the government doing the smearing in order to maintain power. In America today, it is the opposition that is doing the smearing in the hope of removing its enemy from power and becoming the government.

Decades ago Moscow set the example that Trump-haters are now following. (Former Soviet propagandist Oleg Atbashian wrote an excellent piece at FrontPage last week on Soviet-style psychiatry.)

Soviet leaders from Nikita Khrushchev to Yuri Andropov called on friendly psychiatrists to diagnose dissidents as mentally incapacitated

“The Soviets devised a system that allowed for political figures — especially those who posed a threat to party leaders — to be declared mentally unfit for office,” Jordan Schachtel writes at Conservative Review.

To combat unsavory political opinions, Soviet leaders from Nikita Khrushchev to Yuri Andropov called on friendly psychiatrists to diagnose dissidents as mentally incapacitated. Some dissidents were then sent to a psikhushka (mental hospital), where they were imprisoned and removed from political life. The pseudo-psychiatry establishment — which in effect acted as an ideological policing agency — continued until the fall of the Soviet Union.

Pseudo-psychiatrists, along with some actual psychiatrists and psychologists, now smear President Trump daily. “Without evidence that there is anything [in] particular wrong, CNN’s Jake Tapper, NBC’s Chuck Todd, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, and other media figures are now regularly asking about the president’s mental health,” Schachtel writes.

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), who wants the 25th Amendment invoked and Trump impeached, tweeted Jan. 9: “We have a president who is intellectually ill-equipped for the job. … He is the antithesis of what we should have as a moral leader in our country.”

Left-wing bloviator Keith Olbermann tweeted Jan. 11:

This man has to go. Now. I don’t care if it’s the 25th Amendment, Impeachment, Arrest, Resignation, something “coming up” at his physical tomorrow, General Strike, or we all crash the stock market by selling off. We must Make America AMERICA Again. #MAAA

Leftists are psychiatrizing, stigmatizing, and gaslighting to make sure the Trump presidency is never, in their words, “normalized.”

It’s not that Trump is actually mentally ill. His true failing is that he doesn’t see things the way they do and they cannot handle it.

Leftists are psychiatrizing, stigmatizing, and gaslighting to make sure the Trump presidency is never, in their words, “normalized.” When Trump does things that presidents normally do, like firing the U.S. attorneys appointed by his predecessor, he is treated as a threat to the republic.

Democrats have done the same thing to all modern Republican presidents to varying degrees, labeling, for example, both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush as dimwitted or sociopathic depending on their propaganda needs, but they have never attacked any Chief Executive with the ferociousness they reserve for President Trump. To them, Trump is a singular evil devoid of any political legitimacy whatsoever. The 63 million Americans who voted for him were deceived, they claim, so their votes don’t count.

Casual character-assassination is easy for the Left. They have to lie to others and themselves in order to remain left-wing. Reality is not kind to so-called idealists who deny human nature. The leftist worldview is a funhouse mirror view of reality, or as the recently popular saying goes, facts don’t care about your feelings, and feelings are the glue that holds their twisted belief structure together.

Those on the Left seem to be realizing that the ridiculous Trump-Russia electoral collusion conspiracy theory manufactured and paid for by Democrats isn’t going anywhere. The Obama-orchestrated Deep State attacks on Trump that began even before he was inaugurated, and which overlap to an extent with the conspiracy theory, can only move the ball forward so much. All-too-convenient allegations of sexual impropriety, many of which have been underwritten by left-wingers, bounce off Trump thanks in part to the Left’s long-running defense of sexual predator Bill Clinton which set a precedent of sorts. This is hardly an exhaustive list of the deceitful, malicious campaigns the Left has waged thus far against Trump.

Reporters at the White House asked 22 questions about his mental state

Those on the Left watched the hour-long live televised briefing Tuesday on Trump’s health in horror as it failed to culminate in a finding that he was mentally or physically unfit to be president of the United States.

Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, personal physician to both Presidents Trump and Obama, gave Trump a clean bill of health that reporters present and leftists online could not accept. Reporters at the White House asked 22 questions about his mental state and repeatedly pressed Jackson to just come out with it and say Trump was nuts, a “fact” reporters know already.

As Schachtel writes:

It’s unclear why these questions are warranted in the first place. Sure, the president has a unique personality and has a flair for drama, but he has shown no signs of any type of mental illness that would stop the duly elected president from carrying out his executive duties. Time and again, Dr. Jackson had to repeat himself in declaring that President Trump was fully fit for office, both cognitively and physically.

But Jackson patiently indulged the media at length.

He told the world that Trump’s brain, eyes, lungs, muscles, arteries, bones, genitals, and intestines were healthy and functioning normally. The briefing was exhaustive and exhausting, as Schachtel notes, especially because an exasperated Jackson had to keep telling reporters the same facts over and over again. On the positive side, with all the personal information released, Trump, whose “overall health is excellent” Jackson said, continues his streak as the most transparent U.S. president in modern times.

Lifelong abstinence from tobacco and alcohol have also contributed to Trump’s well-being

That Trump is mentally well was hotly disputed. It was as if Jackson’s statement that Trump scored 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which screens for Alzheimer’s and dementia, fell on deaf ears.

That Trump is 75 inches, or 6 feet and 3 inches tall, was disputed. That Trump weighs 239 pounds was disputed, leading to a fun neologism – girthers – to describe doubters like logorrheic leftist Matthew Yglesias of Vox. That Trump, who is 71 years old, has a healthy heart was disputed. That Trump only sleeps a few hours each night was disputed.

But how could a man who eats fast food and “never exercises” be “in as good as shape as you say he’s in?” asked one shocked-sounding reporter.

“It’s called genetics,” said Jackson, who added that lifelong abstinence from tobacco and alcohol have also contributed to Trump’s well-being.

I don’t know. Some people have just great genes. I told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old. I don’t know. He has incredible genes, I just assume. I mean, if I didn’t watch what I ate, I wouldn’t have the cardiac and overall health that he has.

Flake’s much hyped speech to a near empty Senate Chamber

Meanwhile, returning to the topic of Soviet Communism, retiring Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) delivered his much-hyped speech absurdly comparing Trump to a mass-murdering dictator Wednesday to a near-empty Senate chamber.

It is a fact that Trump has referred to the media as the “enemy of the American People.” Except for the descriptor American, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin used the same phrase in his time. The Romans used it about 2,000 years before that.

But only Stalin’s use of the expression counts, according to Flake, and Trump is therefore similar to one of history’s most prolific homicidal maniacs even though he hasn’t sent anyone to a gulag or had secret police liquidate his opponents.

“It’s a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Joseph Stalin to describe his enemies,” the senator said.

Flake, who spoke nary a nasty word about Obama during his presidency, didn’t bother to acknowledge that the 44th president came close to the same phrasing, calling Republicans “enemies.”

When you’re a Trump-hater, you don’t have to make sense.

Let’s see how many CNN stars drop with a heart attack or are led off to mental health institutions in the next “3-5 years”.

CNN Not Predicting But Wishing a Heart Attack for the President

Jan 18, 2018 By 

CNN Not Predicting But Wishing a Heart Attack for the President
It’s not a CNN ‘prediction’ that President Donald Trump will have a heart attack in “3-5 years”, it’s their wicked, undying wish.

It was predictable that CNN would rush to air their bitter disappointment when White House Dr. Danny Jackson gave the president a clean bill of health.

‘Oh no! The misogynist racist is in good physical AND mental health’ they likely cried into their cafe lattes off screen before going on air with Gypsy-like predictions.

TV ghouls, host Alisyn Camerota and medical analyst Sanji Gupta predicted that President Trump, judged as “borderline obese” by Gupta, would be felled by a heart attack within “3-5 years”.

Gupta, incidentally is a neurosurgeon and not a cardiologist.

“Camerota held back laughs over Trump’s height, which the exam found to be 6’3″. He had reportedly been 6’2″ in the past.(American Mirror, Jan. 17, 2018)

“Somehow he has grown while being in the White House,” she snarked.”

You can say that again, Ms. Camerota, and how!

“Because of Trump’s weight of 239 lbs., she said his Body Mass Index is “two-nine point nine.” (American Mirror)

“Gupta conceded the BMI ratio is “not a perfect ratio by any means,” but nevertheless, went on to declare Trump “borderline obese.”

“So he’s point-one away from being in the obese category,” Camerota emphasized”.

Any day now, CNN will be shouting “Fatty, fatty” every time they talk about Trump.

“After Vice President Joe Biden’s doctor panned CNN’s hysteria, Camerota went back to Gupta. (American Mirror)

“Because of Trump’s calcium score, CNN predicted the president will have a “heart attack or heart disease” in “3-5 years.”

“But Gupta was more aggressive.

“So the president has heart disease,” he declared.

“Yesterday, CNN host Brian Stelter didn’t accept Dr. Ronny Jackson’s findings, either.

Meanwhile CNN’s Trump heart attack predictions are about as reliable as their predictions during the 2016 presidential election campaign when they predicted he had no chance of winning.

Nor was it ever the president’s mental health that was questionable.

Can’t state the same thing about the mental status of CNN talking heads as is proven in still shots from November 8, 2016.

The president’s not off his rocker, but count on CNN going even ditzier when they realize their useless wishes aren’t coming true.

Let’s see how many CNN stars drop with a heart attack or are led off to mental health institutions in the next “3-5 years”.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO Confirmed: NBC News inside bunker that sent Hawaii missile alert, hours before alert went out

Confirmed: NBC News crew spotted inside bunker that sent Hawaii missile alert, just hours before alert went out

nbc reporter
NBC reporter inside Hawaii Emergency Management Agency bunker just hours before the ‘missile warning’ was issued (Screenshot via NBC News/YouTube)

News crew granted access to secure bunker that receives an encrypted call from USPACCOM if an airborne missile posses a threat to Hawaii on the very same day, hours, before the botched alert went out to the public

OAHU (INTELLIHUB) — It’s been confirmed that an NBC News crew gained access to a highly-secure bunker facility in which the Jan. 13 “ballistic missile threat” alert message was sent from, just hours before the message was broadcast, reportedly in error.

“Hours before the false alarm sounded with warning of an inbound missile we had exclusive access to the bunker where it was sent from,” an NBC News spokesman blatantly admitted in a Jan. 15 report which aired on the Nightly News titled “Nerves Rattled After Missile False Alarm in Hawaii.”

“Let me take you to where the show starts,” Hawaii Emergency Management spokesman David Hafner told the crew before the alert was issued using a rather odd choice of words. “This is where the call comes in that notifies us of a ballistic missile launch.”

Hafner said that his agency would receive a call from from Pacific Command if a threat were imminent and that’s when Hawaii Emergency Management Agency would then “decide whether or not to activate the siren.”

When the reporter asked where the encrypted secure phone was that receives the call, Hafner showed him and even picked up the receiver for a few seconds which opened up the line — something that should have never been done. What if Pacific Command was trying to get through at that very moment and they couldn’t because the line was open? This is complete and total negligence at best.

According to NBC News, “The call from the U.S. military Pacific Command never came, instead the alert was sent out in error, turning Hawaii upside-down.”

Can someone explain why NBC News was granted access to a secure bunker just hours before the botched message was sent out?

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WV Aims To Be A ‘Sanctuary State’ …For Gun Rights



Former President James Madison – Father of the U.S. Constitution – would be proud.

A West Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill to the state House that would outlaw enforcement of current and future gun-control laws that violate the U.S. or state constitutions.

House Bill 2138, introduced by Republican Del. Pat McGeehan, would effectively nullify all federal gun control within the state’s boundaries, according to a report from the Tenth Amendment Center. The bill would make any attempt to enforce such laws a felony.

HB2138 reads:

“All current and future federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, laws, orders, rules, and any other actions which attempt to restrict, tax, or regulate the possession, use, discharge in lawful self-defense, transportation, purchase, acquisition, sale, transfer, ownership, carrying, manufacture, or repair of firearms, firearm accessories, ammunition and their accouterments contradict the true meaning and original intent of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and Section twenty-two, Article III of the Constitution of the State of West Virginia. Those statutes, ordinances, laws, orders and rules which violate the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of West Virginia are invalid, and therefore, are null and void.”

McGeehan’s bill is a page out of “Federalist #46,” where Madison laid out a strategy for nixing unpopular or unconstitutional federal programs. Among Madison’s remedies was “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.” The West Virginia bill goes two steps further by offering legal assistance to state citizens targeted by federal agents enforcing unconstitutional gun laws, and by subjecting federal, state or local agents attempting to enforce federal gun laws to arrest, prosecution, jail and fines.

While acknowledging the arrest and prosecution of federal agents for acting within the scope of their official duties is a non-starter – in such cases, federal statute automatically transfers such cases to federal court – non-cooperation can be an effective roadblock to federal action, as seen by California and many large Democrat cities declaring themselves sanctuaries for illegal aliens.

The simple fact is the federal government depends on local cooperation for most enforcement of its laws. Without support and cooperation from the state, there are not enough federal agents to widely enforce federal law.

“Partnerships don’t work too well when half the team quits,” Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center said. “By withdrawing all resources and participation in federal gun control, states can help bring these unconstitutional act to their much-needed end.”

While the West Virginia bill mimics the sanctuary actions of California, the distinction is found in the Constitution. The West Virginia bill takes a literal position on the Second Amendment’s guarantee that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” In the case of California’s sanctuary-for-illegals policy, the state is usurping federal authority to regulate immigration, enumerated in the Constitution.

“More conservative states should do the exact same thing,” said Boldin.

HB2138 was submitted to the House Judiciary last week.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment