‘Bout Time. Privacy Prevails: SCOTUS Rules Warrant Is Required For Cellphone Location Data

Supreme CourtIn a major win for privacy, the Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 in a decision on Friday that police need warrants to gather phone location data as evidence for trials. The decision is a reversal of  the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Carpenter v. United States.

Carpenter was implicated in a 2011 robbery in Detroit after which police acquired months of phone location data from his phone provider. The data showed that he was 12,898 different locations over 127 days.  The Sixth Circuit decision simply ruled that the cellphone was not protected under the Fourth Amendment — a decision that would blow a huge hole in privacy rights in America.

Chief Justice John Roberts broke from the right of the Court to rule that the government’s searches of Carpenter’s phone records did constitute a Fourth Amendment search.  Roberts noted that the rising use of cellphones and their data presents a growing challenge to privacy: “The Government’s position fails to contend with the seismic shifts in digital technology that made possible the tracking of not only Carpenter’s location but also everyone else’s, not for a short period but for years and years.”

Roberts was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

Apple, Facebook and Google, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Supreme Court, supporting a higher standard for access.

The most welcomed element was the recognition that cellphones are now such a common part of life “that carrying one is indispensable to participation in modern society.” However, Roberts noted that the ruling is “a narrow one” and applies only to cell-site location records.  He stressed that data from a shorter period of time might be permitted on a warrantless basis.  The opinion also expressly reserves the question of such warrantless demands as cell-site location records in real time. He also noted exigent exceptions such as the need to deal with “bomb threats, active shootings, and child abductions.”

Even with the narrowing language, it was a good day for privacy.

Here is the decision: Carpenter Opinion

Privacy Prevails: Supreme Court Rules That Warrant Is Required For Cellphone Location Data


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VIDEO Trump with ‘Angel Families’ – Who Do You Stand With, the Illegal Immigrant Invaders or American Citizens?

Who Do You Stand With, the Illegal Immigrant Invaders or American Citizens?

June 21, 2018 by Todd Starnes

 

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the welfare of the children of illegal aliens – about how American taxpayers have an obligation to feed and clothe and house young people from other countries.

That is certainly a conversation worth having — but what about the welfare of American children?

What about the welfare of Justin Lee – a 14-year old-boy from Wixom, Michigan.

Police say Justin was riding a bicycle – having fun on a summer day – when he was run over — left to die in a ditch.

The man charged with his murder is an illegal alien.

“My little boy was my everything. He was the reason why I got up every day,” Justin’s mother told ClickonDetroit.com. “You can’t just hit someone and kill them and drive away like nothing happened.”

The Mainstream Media has all but ignored Justin’s story. I have yet to see Don Lemon or Chris Hayes or Anderson Cooper broadcasting form the streets of Wixom.

There have been no impassioned pleas or eloquent speeches from Capitol Hill. I have not seen any Democrats announcing that Lady Liberty is weeping.

There have not been any religious leaders lecturing us about what Jesus would do.

I have not seen a single celebrity tweeting about justice for Justin. I have not seen any musical artists delivering eulogies at award shows.

It’s as if the nation simply does not care that another American citizen was struck down on American soil by an illegal alien invader.

And the Mainstream Media has been enthusiastically reporting the plight of illegal aliens who are trying to enter this country with children who may or may not be theirs.

Democrats and their minions would have you believe President Trump is a modern-day Hitler – rounding up illegal alien children and sending them off to concentration camps. It is an appalling accusation. And it is also a flat-out lie.

The only people responsible for what’s happening to those children, which is a terrible thing, are the illegal alien parents who hauled them along on the crime spree.

President Trump was right when he warned the nation that we have been infested by unknown dangers. And he is right to implement a zero-tolerance border policy.

And like the president said, we do not want to turn the United States into a giant migrant camp.

So I want to ask you a simple question – do you stand with the illegal alien invaders or do you stand with the American people?

https://www.toddstarnes.com/values/who-do-you-stand-with-the-illegal-immigrant-invaders-or-american-citizens/


Statue of Liberty Not a Symbol of Open Borders

June 21, 2018  by  

Statue of Liberty Not a Symbol of Open Borders

In order to protest the separation of children from their (alleged) parents who are entering the country illegally at the Mexican border, cartoonists have taken to using the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of open borders.

One cartoon shows the Statue of Liberty, depicted as a woman, pushing a shopping cart. While doing so, she is throwing three children into three different cages — named tired, poor, and huddled masses — clearly an allusion to the famous poem by Emma Lazarus found at the base of the real Statue of Liberty, found in New York Harbor.

Another cartoon depicts the Statue of Liberty as a mother, inside a jail, holding a child labeled “immigrant child.” In another cartoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is shown hanging the Statue of Liberty, while President Donald Trump stands to the side, smiling. Then, in a fourth cartoon, a Welcome Refugees of the World Sign is hanging just out of reach of the Statue of Liberty, with a smirking Trump telling the Statue that this is just part of our separation policy.

All of these cartoons are based on a misconception of the real meaning of the Statue of Liberty. Of course, the Statue celebrates liberty. But the original meaning of the statue has been lost, with many of today’s Americans thinking the Statue of Liberty was constructed to welcome immigrants.

In actuality, the statue was a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States. It was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a sculptor, and it was built by Gustave Eiffel, the man whose name is on the famous tower in Paris. The Statue of Liberty is depicted as a robed woman representing the Roman liberty goddess Libertas.

At her feet lies a broken chain, symbolizing the freedom that had been achieved by Americans.

When Bartholdi came into New York Harbor, he immediately visualized Bedloe’s Island as the perfect site for the Statue, because vessels arriving in the harbor had to sail past it. The island was owned by the U.S. government, and President Ulysses Grant told Bartholdi that he was sure that the statue could be placed there.

Even with such an ideal site, one problem, however, was that the project would require a great amount of money. Money was raised through various methods, and the poet Emma Lazarus was asked to donate a sonnet as part of the fundraising effort. Lazarus, a Jew, was busy at the time helping Jewish refugees in New York who were escaping anti-Semitic pogroms in eastern Europe. Because of this, she chose to write a sonnet to these desperately poor refugees entitled “The New Colossus.”

Lazarus was referencing the Colossus of Rhodes, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as it also stood astride a harbor. Her intention was to contrast the liberty — including religious liberty — found in America with the persecution that was far too common in the Old World:

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she with silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

In the years after the Statue was raised on Bedloe’s Island (soon renamed Liberty Island) in 1886, most of the immigrants from Europe came through New York Harbor, with the processing done at Ellis Island in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty. The statue had nothing to do with immigration, but not surprisingly, it came to be associated with immigration, as the imposing statue was the first thing the immigrants crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the United States saw in America. It was a site that no doubt was in their minds and hearts the rest of their lives.

But what was pulling all of these immigrants into America? After all, there were other nations in the world where these immigrants could go. In the case of Lazarus’ Jews, it was freedom from religious persecution. In other places, immigrants came for economic reasons, while others desired political liberty.

In all of these cases, however, it was liberty that made it all possible. Certainly, America was not the only place in the world in which liberty was an important value, and America had not always lived up to the principles of liberty incorporated into its founding documents, but the Statue of Liberty was created to honor an American reputation for liberty that already existed. This reputation was already well-established in the Old World.

No, the Statue of Liberty was not an icon constructed to promote some abstract right of immigration. It was liberty that drew the immigrants — the liberty to practice one’s religion, or to open one’s own business, or to simply run one’s own life as one wished.

Even Lazarus’ sonnet clearly states their desire — “yearning to breathe free.” The placement of such a monument outside Cuba, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, or China would be nonsensical. No one has to worry about a flood of immigrants — legal or illegal — into those nations. Anyone “yearning to breathe free” would find somewhere else to go —such as America.

Hopefully, whenever immigrants arrive in America, and eventually become voting citizens, they will not use their franchise to put into office politicians whose desire is to end America’s connection to liberty, replacing that connection with a liberty-destroying Welfare State.

Image: mauspat via iStock / Getty Images Plus

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/29332-statue-of-liberty-not-a-symbol-of-open-borders


Migrant Boy Left to Die on Border After Parent’s Smuggler Abandons Him

Cacti are seen near the metal fence along the border in Sonoyta, Sonora state, northern Mexico, between the Altar desert in Mexico and the Arizona desert in the United States, on March 27, 2017.
File Photo: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images
 

Federal agents found a 6-year-old boy abandoned at the Arizona border with Mexico by a human smuggler arranged by his parents. Federal officials must decide what to do with a young boy whose parents placed him in a life-threatening situation to have him join them in the United States.

Border Patrol agents found the 6-year-old Costa Rican boy sitting along a dirt road in the middle of the desert during a summer day where temperatures rose in excess of 103 degrees, Breitbart Texas reported Wednesday evening. Border Patrol agents happened upon the child along the dirt road that follows the Mexican border west of the Lukeville Port of Entry, officials told Breitbart Texas. The boy told Border Patrol agents an uncle smuggled him across the border and then abandoned him saying Border Patrol would pick him up, officials stated.

“This incident highlights the dangers faced by migrants at the hands of smugglers,” Border Patrol officials said in a statement provided to Breitbart Texas on Thursday afternoon. “Children, in particular, are extremely vulnerable, not only to exploitation, but also to the elements in the environment.”

Border Patrol officials said the boy will be turned over to immigration officers who will process the child for placement under Unaccompanied Alien Children guidelines. U.S. Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF) officials will eventually have to determine what happens with the 6-year-old boy whose life was placed in danger by the apparent decisions of his own parents.

The dangers these parents placed this child in are not unique. Less than one week ago, human smugglers attempting to flee apprehension by Border Patrol agents by driving in excess of 100 miles per hour in a Chevy Suburban loaded with 14 people, including an unaccompanied minor, lost control of the SUV and rolled multiple times. Five people died as a result of the crash and the unaccompanied minor was hospitalized for injuries received, Breitbart Texas reported. Five people were charged in connection with the injuries and deaths.

On June 12, Border Patrol agents rescued five children and two women who were stranded on a small island in the middle of the Rio Grande River near Eagle Pass, Texas. One of the women placed her own two children in the life-threatening situation while the other three children were classified as unaccompanied alien children. The three children did not belong to the second woman in the group.

Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona found two unaccompanied minors locked in an overheated box truck on June 16, Breitbart Texas reported. The minors were being smuggled along with 16 other illegal immigrants. The agents found 18 people locked inside with no means of escape in the event of an accident or overheating. Agents said the truck had no source of light, no water, and no ventilation or air-conditioning.

The dangers to these children do not start at the U.S. border. Parents from Central America turn their children over to cartel-connected human smugglers who move them through Mexico in often hazardous conditions. In April, Mexican authorities found 55 children and 48 adult migrants left to die in an abandoned trailer in the coastal state of Veracruz. Officials said the mostly Guatemalan minors and adults had been left without food or water for at least two days.

Elsewhere, Mexican immigration officials found 88 more from Guatemala in an overcrowded bus in the north-central state of Hidalgo. The bus had a seating capacity for 42 people, officials stated. Forty-five of the 88 migrants were reported to be children accompanied by their relatives — not necessarily parents.

In February, the National Immigration Institute reported the rescue of 40 Hondurans locked inside a cargo truck in Veracruz. The immigration agents found the truck traveling on a “little-traveled road.” Officials said the migrants were suffering signs of dehydration and suffocation as the truck was poorly ventilated.

The agents provided food and water to the “girls, children, and adults” who said they left Honduras and expected to be delivered to the U.S. border where they planned to cross.

Also in February, Mexican immigration agents found 103 migrants just south of the Texas-Mexico Border. Agents found the 36 minors and 65 adults abandoned in a trailer in the border town of Ciudad Camargo, Tamaulipas, south of Rio Grande City, Texas. A military patrol heard the migrants banging on the walls of the trailer. The migrants included unaccompanied children and families from Honduras (91), Guatemala (7), and El Salvador (5).

This fiscal year, which began on October 1, 2017, Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 32,000 unaccompanied minors and nearly 60,000 family units who illegally crossed the border between ports of entry, according to the June Southwest Border Migration Report from CBP officials.

Editor’s Note: After the publication of this article, Breitbart Texas received an updated statement from Border Patrol officials clarifying that the child told agents he was smuggled across the border and abandoned by an uncle. The article has been updated to reflect the new information from Border Patrol officials.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGAB, and Facebook.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/06/21/migrant-boy-left-to-die-on-border-after-parent-hired-smuggler-abandons-him/


SUPPORTING ANGEL FAMILIES: President Donald J. Trump is hearing firsthand from the American families who have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime. 

  • President Donald J. Trump is meeting with “Angel families,” who have lost loved ones to illegal alien crime.
  • The Trump Administration created the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office in order to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.
    • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched the VOICE Office in April 2017, following an Executive Order by the President calling for its creation.
  • The VOICE Office operates a hotline to connect victims with social services and, when possible, assist them in obtaining immigration information regarding the offender.
    • The VOICE Office has released a new report that includes case studies explaining how they were able to assist victims who contacted them.
  • A 2011 Government Accountability Office report found nearly 3 million offenses tied to criminal aliens, including:
    • More than 25,000 homicide offenses.
    • More than 42,000 robbery offenses.
    • Nearly 70,000 sex crime offenses.
    • Nearly 15,000 kidnapping offenses.
  • In Texas alone, more than 250,000 criminal aliens have been arrested and charged with over 600,000 criminal offenses within the last seven years.
  • In fiscal year 2017, more than 8,000 criminal illegal aliens in police custody were released back into our communities as a result of sanctuary policies.

PROTECTING COMMUNITIES FROM MS-13: Gangs like MS-13 have taken advantage of our porous borders and broken immigration system.

  • MS-13 has exploited the influx of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) entering the United States in order to bolster its ranks.
    • Federal authorities are not able to quickly remove illegal alien gang members based on their membership in a gang.
  • In May 2015, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC who was later released into American communities.
    • The illegal alien was arrested in November 2017 in connection with the MS-13 related killing of a man who was stabbed over 100 times and decapitated.
  • In December 2014, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC who was later released into American communities.
    • In July 2017, the same illegal alien was listed as a known MS-13 gang member and placed on the State of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted list.
    • The illegal alien has been arrested and is awaiting trial for the murder of two individuals.
  • In December 2013, U.S. Border Patrol apprehended a UAC who was later released into American communities.
    • In September 2016, the same illegal alien was one of 11 MS-13 gang members involved in the killing of teenage girls in Long Island, NY.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-stands-victims-illegal-alien-crime/


FORMER PRESIDENTS SUPPORT TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN

The only difference is Trump is following through with his promises

In their own words, former presidents support Trump’s immigration plan.

https://www.infowars.com/former-presidents-support-trumps-immigration-plan/



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VIDEO Feinstein’s 2014 Memo Shows How Trump Can Block Migrants, Save Central America – Past presidents agree

Dianne Feinstein
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
 

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is leading the fight to cripple Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s “zero-tolerance” policy on illegalborder-crossers — but she has argued in a previously undisclosed 2014 memo that federal law gives the president broad authority to solve the border problem.

Sessions’s policy of ensuring criminal prosecutions for “improper entry,” including aliens with children, has elicited an outcry from most liberal institutions, including the legacy media, human rights, and special-interest groups, and even the United Nations. This focus by Feinstein and the media on these relatively few children distracts us from recognizing the much larger devastation wrought by U.S. immigration policy on Mexico and Central America.

In his book, A Nation of Emigrants, migration scholar David Fitzgerald writes that the mass exodus of Mexicans has led massive family separation back home.

As much as 20 percent of Mexico’s middle-west region of Los Altos had picked up and left for the United States, according to a survey conducted after the 1986 congressional amnesty.

The survey found that a full 75 percent of residents had at least one family member who had gone, and of those families, 20 percent had included married couples who had permanently separated as a result. According to Fitzgerald, such mass dislocation had further led to five percent of married couples divorcing “usually because an emigrant man had abandoned the family.”

Mexico-based journalist Robert Jay Stout shows that a full 12 percent of Mexico’s adult population is now in the United States, according to 2010 census numbers. Such mass outmigration, he found, has contributed to 40 percent of Mexico’s rural towns and villages suffering a population loss as high as 70 percent. Whole communities were uprooted.

The ongoing exodus has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of single-parent families, homeless, and runaway children — allowing gang membership to proliferate, he says.

David Fitzgerald concurs. In interviews with school administrators across the border, he writes that absenteeism-rates are especially high among children of fathers who’ve left for the United States. As one school official told him, “It’s more difficult to control adolescents when only the mother is there, and there are a lot of problem kids in the school … I think many of the problems have to do with this (migration).”

There are additional consequences. An estimated 30 percent of Mexico’s scientific and engineering grads and 10 percent of its university-educated population in general, were living abroad (the U.S. mostly) in 1990; figures which had increased by 2000.

The United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization for the Americas have all found similar debilitating rates for the rest of the region.

The latter cited El Salvador as the worst hit, noting that “one out of every five Salvadorans currently lives outside of the country [which has] provoked a parallel exhaustion of qualified human resources.” This, they say, had caused “a scenario in which less than 11 percent of Salvadorans [have] tertiary education.” Draining an already underdeveloped nation of its best and brightest reduces any prospect of establishing a knowledge-based economy, and disincentivizes their political elite from investing in sorely needed educational infrastructure.

This damage adds up to intellectual colonialism, in which the superpower to the north plunders and loots the skilled labor from its poorer neighbors and condemns them to a bleak future.

As those countries continue to struggle with debt, poverty, and hopelessness 30 years from now, how will America be judged for its role in creating that situation?

Who is truly separating the most families? Those who champion lax immigration standards or those who implement clear and consistent enforcement?

Yale psychologist Paul Bloom, an expert in the study of human empathy, says that, too often in the policy field, we focus our attention on individual cases, which causes us to lose sight of larger tragedies. Empathy’s “spotlight nature,” he writes, “renders it innumerate and myopic,” disallowing people to see the “effects of our actions on groups of people.”

The reaction against Sessions over zero tolerance should be a textbook case for Professor Bloom. Anecdotal accounts of parent-child separations make it difficult for people to see the greater tragedy: The damage that our loose immigration system carelessly inflicts on whole groups of people and nations.

We know Feinstein once recognized the damage caused by loose borders — and that the President already has the legal authority to fix the problem.

Back in 2014, when the surge of the unaccompanied alien children (UAC) and “family-units” was at a height, Senator Feinstein penned a private memo to then-President Barack Obama urging stronger border enforcement

The Immigration Reform Law Institute got a copy of the memo via FOIA, and it shows that Feinstein knows existing law allows the President to solve many border problems without action by Congress.

Feinstein showed how the President has the authority to set broad suspension-of-entry power in 8 USC §1182(f). The authority allows the President to do far more than he is doing now: Place all UACs in DHS detention facilities, drop the standards at those facilities to maximize occupancy, and limit UACs’ rights to appeal their removal orders.

Less emboldened now than she was back in 2014 (she does have a tough re-election coming up), if family separation is truly a concern for Feinstein, she and her supporters must revive her 2014 legal recommendations — and so help migrants and their own nations.

Dale L. Wilcox is executive director and general counsel at the Immigration Reform Law Institute, a public interest law firm working to defend the rights and interests of the American people from the negative effects of mass migration.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/22/wilcox-feinsteins-2014-memo-shows-trump-save-central-america/


Former Presidents Support Trump’s Immigration Plan


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‘Christmas Comes Early’ For Trump, Mulvaney? Federal Judge Rules CFPB’s Structure Is Unconstitutional

'Christmas Comes Early' For Mulvaney? Federal Judge Rules CFPB's Structure Is Unconstitutional

June 22, 2018 by Matt Vespa

 

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been a target of conservatives. It’s currently part of the larger war against Trump as some disgruntled staffers are reportedly using encrypted devices to communicate with one another. They’re known as “Dumbledore’s Army.” No, I’m not kidding. 

It all stems from the leadership battle between Office of Budget and Management Mick Mulvaney and Deputy Director Leandra English. English was set up to takeover upon the departure of former director Richard Cordray, who left to run for governor of Ohio. Yet, since this is an agency within the executive Trump was well within his authority to appoint Mulvaney as acting director. English filed a legal challenge to the appointment, but the courts finally ruled that Mulvaney is to be top dog at the agency. It should come to no one’s surprise that people were criticizing the Mulvaney regime, especially on the agency’s advisory board. Mulvaney recently decided to fire the whole board.

Now, a federal judge has ruled that the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional, therefore, a lawsuit against RD Entities, a company that deal in cash handouts, cannot proceed (via Reuters):

A federal judge in New York ruled on Thursday that the structure of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional, meaning that the agency cannot pursue a lawsuit against a company that advances money to people awaiting settlement payouts.

The ruling also disagrees with a previous en banc decision made the D.C. Court of Appeals in January that said the structure was legal (via Politico):

A federal appeals court has upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure, a decision that preserves the agency’s independence in the face of challenges from business interests and conservatives.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 7-3 on Wednesday that a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that limits the president’s ability to remove the CFPB director during his or her five-year term does not violate the president’s authority to appoint and remove executive branch officers.

The ruling was largely along ideological lines, with one George W. Bush appointee joining all the Democratic-appointed judges in upholding the consumer bureau’s structure. The three dissenting judges were all Republican appointees.

So, does this mean the CFPB is on life support? I know a lot of people hope so. This whole issue is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court (via The Hill):

Judge Loretta Preska of the Southern District of New York ruled that the CFPB’s creation as an independent agency with a director that could only be dismissed for wrongdoing was unconstitutional.

[…]

Preska, an appointee of former President George H.W. Bush, concurred with part of the D.C. appeals court’s initial ruling against the CFPB, which held that the agency “is unconstitutionally structured because it is an independent agency that exercises substantial executive power and is headed by a single Director.”

[…]

Acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney last month sought to protect the agency’s involvement in its case against RD Legal Funding, which was initiated by his predecessor, Richard Cordray. The suit claims that RD Legal scammed both survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and National Football League veterans battling the effects of severe concussions out of monetary compensation for their injuries.

While the CFPB is now dismissed from the lawsuit, Preska ruled that New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who replaced Schneiderman in May, could pursue the case against RD Legal under Dodd-Frank.

Thursday’s ruling raises the likelihood that the Supreme Court will take up the issue of the CFPB’s constitutionality in an upcoming term. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will also hear a challenge to the CFPB’s constitutionality, and a ruling against the bureau could force the high court to reconcile the conflicting opinions.

Mulvaney is staunchly opposed to the existence of the CFPB, so–as some have noted, Christmas come early for the OMB director?

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/06/21/christmas-comes-early-for-mulvaney-federal-judge-rules-cfpbs-structure-is-unc-n2493146


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Deep State “Fixer” – RINO MCain’s Staffer Urged, Coached IRS Lerner to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

RINO MCain’s Staffer Urged, Coached IRS Lerner to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

June 21, 2018 by Judicial Watch

 

McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous”

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”  Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

Judicial Watch previously reported on the 2013 meeting.  Senator McCain then issued a statement decrying “false reports claiming that his office was somehow involved in IRS targeting of conservative groups.”   The IRS previously blacked out the notes of the meeting but Judicial Watch found the notes among subsequent documents released by the agency.

Judicial Watch separately uncovered that Lerner was under significant pressure from both Democrats in Congress and the Obama DOJ and FBI to prosecute and jail the groups the IRS was already improperly targeting. In discussing pressure from Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat-Rhode Island) to prosecute these “political groups,” Lerner admitted, “it is ALL about 501(c)(4) orgs and political activity.”

The April 30, 2013 meeting came just under two weeks prior to Lerner’s admission during an ABA meeting that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups.  In her May 2013 answer to a planted question, in which she admitted to the “absolutely incorrect, insensitive, and inappropriate” targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups, Lerner suggested the IRS targeting occurred due to an “uptick” in 501 (c)(4) applications to the IRS but in actuality, there had been a decrease in such applications in 2010.

On May 14, 2013, a report by Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed: “Early in Calendar Year 2010, the IRS began using inappropriate criteria to identify organizations applying for tax-exempt status” (e.g., lists of past and future donors). The illegal IRS reviews continued “for more than 18 months” and “delayed processing of targeted groups’ applications” in advance of the 2012 presidential election.

All these documents were forced out of the IRS as a result of an October 2013 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the IRS after it failed to respond adequately to four FOIA requests sent in May 2013 (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:13-cv-01559)). Judicial Watch is seeking:

  • All records related to the number of applications received or related to communications between the IRS and members of the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate regarding the review process for organizations applying for tax exempt status under 501(c)(4);

  • All records concerning communications between the IRS and the Executive Branch or any other government agency regarding the review process for organizations applying for tax exempt status under 501(c)(4);

  • Copies of any questionnaires and all records related to the preparation of questionnaires sent to organizations applying for 501(c)(4) tax exempt status.

  • All records related to Lois Lerner’s communication with other IRS employees, as well as government or private entity outside the IRS regarding the review and approval process for 501 (c)(4) applicant organizations.

“The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.”

https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obtains-irs-documents-revealing-mccains-subcommittee-staff-director-urged-irs-to-engage-in-financially-ruinous-targeting/


Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert….

Years of questions about how so many DC scandals never ended up with any accountability are now slowly beginning to make sense.  Henry Kerner is a missing piece of a very frustrating puzzle…

Thanks to the efforts of Judicial Watch, we now find a name at the very heart of some of the most controversial investigative collapses in modern political history.

The same John McCain staffer who told the IRS to weaponize their database to target Tea Party groups, was intimately involved in Fast-and-Furious, Benghazi, IRS and now -under the Trump administration- “Spygate”.

If you wanted to control or cover-up a DC scandal where would you need to be?  What position(s) would you need to control?  A) the witnesses, and the investigators.  In essence, deep inside the agencies or committees doing the investigation.  That’s exactly the functionality where Henry John Kerner comes in.

Yesterday it was revealed that Henry J Kerner (Henry Kerner), as a former McCain senior staff official, was part of a bipartisan DC team who constructed the IRS weaponization program to target the Tea Party.  That’s bad enough.  However, a little more digging, you’re not going to believe this: the same guy who was attached to the prior investigations, is now in charge of all DC “corruption” and “whistle-blowing” cases, including the current FBI and DOJ corruption.

Henry Kerner is Special Counsel in charge of all “whistle-blowing” witnesses and cases of government corruption.  Henry Kerner controls the events as the lead official, the Special Counsel in charge of the Office of Special Counsel; and he is in the position to manipulate/control any investigative outcome.

But wait, historic sunlight makes it much worse.  Consider Kerner’s DC history:

WASHINGTON – Mr. Kerner graduated from Harvard Law School and spent nearly 20 years working as a career prosecutor in California.

After law school, he joined the staff of the House Oversight Committee, under Chairman Darrell Issa, the chief investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives.

Under Chairman Issa, and later, Chairman Chaffetz, he led investigations of the Federal bureaucracy and fought on behalf of whistleblowers to protect American taxpayers.

Mr. Kerner was the Staff Director under Ranking Member Sen. John McCain of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, the lead investigative committee of Congress.

He then became a Vice President at Cause of Action, a nonpartisan oversight group committed to exposing waste, fraud and abuse in the Federal Government and which has worked with whistleblower and good government groups throughout the country.  (link)

Now a whole bunch of things begin to make sense. From his CV summary Henry Kerner would have been in position to influence: Fast-n-furious scandal (Issa), IRS scandal (Chaffetz), Benghazi (Chaffetz, Gowdy, McCain); and now in his position in charge of the entire Office of Special Counsel he would have influence and control over Spygate etc.

Seriously, think about this example.

On April 30, 2013 – Henry Kerner is participating in a meeting with IRS officials about how to best weaponize their agency against voters:

“Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.”   (link)

On September 5, 2014 – Henry Kerner the lead investigative agent who published a report on the investigation into that IRS weaponization (Research via War Economy):

(Link to PDF)

Imagine investigating yourself. That’s exactly what Kerner was doing as a member of the Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations.

And now Henry Kerner is in charge of all investigations of fraud and abuse in government, and the outcomes of whistleblowers?

No wonder the Deep State feels empowered.  With DC control agents ensuring the corruption and gross misconduct remains hidden, there’s not much fear of getting caught.

Unreal.

Now It All Starts Making Sense – Deep State “Fixer”: Henry John Kerner, The Cover-Up Expert….


 

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FBI Access for sale – Strzok subpoena – removal FBI agents crosshairs of IG – FBI Manipulated Witness Reports?

‘Extraordinary’ Strzok removal shows FBI agents in crosshairs from IG probe

June 21, 2018 By Brooke Singman

 

Peter Strzok’s abrupt removal from his FBI office this week signaled that the Justice Department inspector general’s work already is leading to consequences for bureau officials ensnared in various probes — with potentially more repercussions to come. 

Strzok, who worked on both the Clinton email and Russia probes, was escorted from the FBI on Tuesday, following a referral for further investigation from DOJ IG Michael Horowitz. The watchdog, as part of his Clinton case review, found that Strzok and four other FBI employees sent “hostile” anti-Trump messages on bureau devices.

The FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility is expected to further investigate the findings against the five FBI employees.

“A referral certainly is very serious and they will investigate the accusations if it’s serious enough,” retired FBI special agent and former national spokesman John Iannarelli told Fox News Thursday. “The accusations are a violation of FBI rules.”

Iannarelli explained that FBI employees are not allowed to use bureau devices for matters other than bureau business.

“As I like to say, every FBI agent has a political opinion, we’re just not allowed to express them,” Iannarelli said. “You’re supposed to keep to yourselves and you certainly can’t let it impact your work. What we see here are individuals who disregarded this.”

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FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI Counsel Lisa Page exchanged politically-charged text messages when discussing the Clinton email probe.

Last week’s inspector general report largely dealt with the Justice Department and FBI’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server but uncovered numerous messages that “appeared to mix political opinion with discussions about the MYE investigation.”

MYE, or “Midyear Exam,” was the code used in the FBI to refer to the Clinton probe.

The report noted that it was specifically concerned about text messages exchanged between FBI officials Strzok and Lisa Page that “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations.”

Horowitz ultimately found no evidence that the bias among the several FBI agents impacted prosecutorial decisions in the Clinton email probe.

Strzok and Page, who were romantically involved, both served for a short period of time on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation team. Strzok was reassigned following the revelations of his anti-Trump texts. Page resigned last month.

But while many of those texts were made public in late 2017, the IG report revealed a new one in which Strzok vowed to “stop” Trump from becoming president — and made clear that as many as five total FBI employees exchanged politically charged messages.

‘To be escorted out of the building before the OPR investigation is completed and a decision is rendered is fairly extraordinary.’

– former FBI special agent and spokesman John Iannarelli

“The text messages and instant messages sent by these employees included statements of hostility toward then candidate Trump and statements of support for candidate Clinton,” the report said.

The report also revealed instant messages between unnamed agents, which House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows suggested at a public hearing could be FBI agents Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer—though neither Horowitz nor the FBI would comment on the accuracy of that speculation.

A spokesman for Meadows did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on why Meadows cited those names.

If Strzok and others are pursued in connection with this report, Iannarelli said the FBI has an “established series of penalties,” with potential punishment for agents ranging from “censure, policing your file, to cutting off from work without pay until termination.”

“One violation is ‘lack of candor,’ during an investigation interview. That is grounds for termination and there is no exception to that,” Iannarelli said.

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was fired in March by Attorney General Jeff Sessions over his lack of candor when interviewed regarding an unauthorized leak of a self-serving story to the media. McCabe allegedly lied to FBI investigators and his boss, former FBI Director James Comey, though McCabe has pushed back on those findings.

The Daily Caller executive editor Vince Coglianese discusses the inspector general's report and whether FBI official Peter Strzok should still have a job at the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

An FBI spokesperson told Fox News they could not comment on the next steps in the bureau’s investigation into the implicated agents.

Iannarelli told Fox News that Strzok’s forcible exit from the bureau was a “rare occurrence,” and that he has seen a number of FBI employees who were eventually terminated, but continued performing functions until OPR decisions were made.

“To be escorted out of the building before the OPR investigation is completed and a decision is rendered is fairly extraordinary,” Iannarelli said.

One former senior Justice Department official speculated on Thursday that Strzok might also be implicated in a separate inspector general’s review on the start of the Russia investigation.

“My take is that it is possible that escorting him out meant that the inspector general’s Russia investigation is going to be brutal for him,” the former official told Fox News. “If you’re the subject or mentioned by name in an OIG report, they typically show you the parts of the report that relate to you.”

The official added: “At the end of the day, one of the drafts of the next inspector general report is making its way around and the findings are alarming to the FBI.”

Horowitz on Tuesday confirmed that he is investigating whether Strzok’s anti-Trump bias factored into the launch of the FBI’s Russia investigation.

During testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Horowitz acknowledged that Strzok’s text messages “clearly shows a biased state of mind.”

IG CONFIRMS HE IS REVIEWING WHETHER STRZOK’S ANTI-TRUMP BIAS IMPACTED LAUNCH OF RUSSIA PROBE 

It was revealed earlier this year that Horowitz’s office was investigating allegations of government surveillance abuse tied to the start of the Russia probe. But Horowitz’s testimony this week, meant to answer questions about the conclusion of the Clinton case review, revealed some of the specifics involved in the ongoing Russia case review, including the Strzok texts.

“I can’t imagine FBI agents even suggesting that they would use their powers to investigate any candidate for office,” Horowitz said Tuesday. “I thought this was completely antithetical to the core values of the department and extremely serious.”

The former official also speculated the Strzok’s escort out of the building could be related to a loss of security clearance, or even the findings of personal texts or emails from Strzok and Page that the inspector general was not able to obtain.

But regardless of the basis for Strzok’s exit, Iannarelli told Fox News that FBI rank-and-file are “shaking their heads.”

“This is such an aberration of what the FBI stands for,” Iannarelli told Fox News. “You have a couple of people who have done these things and draw the spotlight and attention away from all of the good agents and good work being done at the FBI.”

Strzok’s attorney did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment but in a statement issued in response to his removal from the office earlier this week said Strzok wants to continue to serve.

“Pete has steadfastly played by the rules and respected the process, and yet he continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks,” attorney Aitan Goelman said. “All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the disciplinary process, which now appears tainted by political influence. Instead of publicly calling for a long-serving FBI agent to be summarily fired, politicians should allow the disciplinary process to play out free from political pressure.

“Despite being put through a highly questionable process, Pete has complied with every FBI procedure, including being escorted from the building as part of the ongoing internal proceedings.”

The report, separately, found instances of FBI employees who “improperly received benefits from reporters, including tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events.”

Any consequences from those perks, however, might come later. Because the gifts were outside the scope of this report, Horowitz said the watchdog “will separately report on those investigations as they are concluded.”

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/extraordinary-strzok-removal-shows-fbi-agents-in-crosshairs-from-ig-probe.html


Meadows: FBI May Have Manipulated Witness Reports in Clinton/Russia Investigation

New Evidence Could Have Major Implications for Michael Flynn

June 21, 2018  by Sara A. Carter

Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) revealed Tuesday during the House Judiciary and Oversight committee’s hearing regarding the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation that the FBI may have altered or manipulated the witness interviews compiled by investigators during both the Clinton and Russia investigations. The information, if proven true, could have significant implications in the case brought against against former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office, where conflicting testimony and statements made by Former FBI Director James Comey, would call into question whether the agents who interviewed Flynn believed he was either lying or telling the truth.

Meadows was questioning Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz, saying “there is growing evidence that 302s [FBI interview reports] were edited and changed. Those 302s, it is suggested that they were changed to either prosecute or not prosecute individuals. And that is very troubling.”

“It is suggested that [the 302s] they were changed to either prosecute or not prosecute individuals. And that is very troubling…”

Behind closed doors, in March 2017 Comey told Congress that the agents who interviewed Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017 did not believe that Flynn was lying. Comey later appeared to walk back his statement during an interview with Brett Baier on Fox News, suggesting that he didn’t recall making those statements to Congress, as previously reported. However, an unreacted section of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia report specifically stated, “Director Comey testified to the committee that ‘the agents…discerned no physical indications of deception. They didn’t see any change in posture, in tone, in inflection, in eye contact. They saw nothing that indicated to them that he knew he was lying to them.”

If Flynn’s 302s were altered, or if the information in them was manipulated, that would be significant.  For some time, several SaraACarter.com sources have made that suggestion. They also stated that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was irate and wanted to find some way to prove Flynn lied to them during the interview. Ironically, McCabe was fired this year days before his official retirement and is now facing possible charges for lying under oath based on evidence discovered by Horowitz.

Michael Flynn

Meadows did not say which interviews may have been tampered with or which agents may have been involved.

Meadows also suggested that the FBI was not forthright with Horowitz, whose office released a scathing 568-page report on the bureau’s handling of the Clinton matter last week. He said the FBI’s reasons for redacting the names of two anonymous FBI employees identified in the report were based on the false premise that they were working in the counterintelligence division of the bureau.

“They don’t work in counterintelligence,” Meadows told Horowitz. “If that’s the reason the FBI is giving, they’re giving you false information, because they work for the [FBI] general counsel.”

Meadows named FBI attorneys, Kevin Clinesmith and Sally Moyer during the hearing and asked Horowitz if he could confirm that they were two of the unnamed agents in the report. Horowitz declined to confirm or deny the names out of concern and at the request of the bureau.

Want to know more about 302s and the FBI’s interviewing process? Tomorrow, I speak exclusively with a former Senior FBI official who will break it all down.

https://saraacarter.com/meadows-fbi-may-have-manipulated-witness-reports-in-clinton-russia-investigation/


FBI: Hundreds of Bureau Agents Took Bribes from CNN, NY Times, NBC News and More; Wray Looks the Other Way to Protect Media Partners

Access to the FBI is for sale.

Concert tickets. Expensive private dinners. NFL tickets. Parties on booze cruises. Discounts on travel.

FBI insiders said more than 60 agents in D.C. alone have been nailed for taking gifts from the news media. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said earlier this week about 50 FBI agents took 300 free gifts from news media.

However, Horowitz failed to stipulate that number is ONLY in Washington D.C. which covers one field office and FBI headquarters. The Inspector General did not examine the FBI’s other field offices, officials said. And the problem of taking free gifts for Intel is rampant, officials said.

New York. Los Angeles. New Haven. Philadelphia. The list goes on in the FBI’s 55 other field offices.

And so does the corruption. Outright bribery.

FBI sources who spoke to True Pundit divulged the names of three media outlets: NY Times, CNN and NBC News as having surfaced in recent external investigations. But there are dozens more, large and small.

FBI Director Christopher Wray wants this the issue of bribery and the FBI to disappear from news headlines, yet he has not launched an internal review nationwide to determine how rampant this problem is inside the FBI, sources said.

Why no national review by the Inspector General’s office?

Wray doesn’t want to go there, officials said.

In fact, high-ranking FBI officials do not want the list of FBI agents and news media divulged publicly either.

Wray and Horowitz are protecting the agents who took bribes, as well as their media enablers.

Just business as usual in The Swamp.

If Wray cared, he would find thousands of bribes and favors changing hands inside the FBI across the country.

But that would likely include FBI brass who may make a nice dime on the side selling access to FBI Intel and policy outright as well. Agents like Robert Hanssen. Or like a deputy director’s wife getting $1.25 million in campaign contributions while her husband was investigating — and clearing — the source of the funds from a criminal investigation. Rigging an investigation for cash.Is that considered a gift? Or is that a new category?

And Wray certainly recognizes that is a place he does not want to venture.

It is ugly and Wray — as he has done since taking office — wants to pretend it’s not an epidemic.

And what would Wray do if some of the involved media organizations turned around and said the payoffs for Intel were a trade off for placing stories the FBI wanted in their publications and newscasts?

Just the price of doing business behind the curtain with the FBI.

The FBI doesn’t want to lose its ability to smear its political enemies and access to the enablers — its media partners — who make it possible.

And Big Media doesn’t want to lose it’s pipeline to free Intel.

FBI: Hundreds of Bureau Agents Took Bribes from CNN, NY Times, NBC News and More; Wray Looks the Other Way to Protect Media Partners – True PunditTrue Pundit — Today,s Thought

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House Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoena for Peter Strzok Testimony – Wednesday, June 27, 10:00am

The House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Bob Goodlatte, has issued a subpoena for FBI Agent Peter Strzok to appear for testimony on Wednesday, June 27 at 10:00am.

According to most reports FBI agent Strzok was removed from official responsibilities last Friday and escorted out of the building.  Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions statedMr. Strzok’s security clearance had been revoked.

“Mr. Strzok as I understand has lost his security clearance,” Sessions stated during a radio interview on “The Howie Carr Show.”

Shortly before the public release of FBI Agent Strzok’s position his attorney published an Op-Ed stating that his client was not guilty of any wrongdoing; and previously stated his client was willing to testify voluntarily before congress without pleading the fifth.

House Judiciary Committee Issues Subpoena for Peter Strzok Testimony – Wednesday, June 27, 10:00am


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VIDEO Child Trafficking Encouragement Act – More Fake News: Crying Migrant Girl Never Separated from Mother

Fake News: Iconic Crying Migrant Girl Was Never Separated from Mother, Says Father

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The father of the tearful two-year-old Honduran migrant girl who became the face of the “family separation” news coverage says that his young daughter was never actually separated from her mother when caught by U.S. Border Patrol.

Instead, he says, his daughter and her mother are together in U.S. custody at “at a family residential center in Texas.”

Moreover, the mother had been deported from the U.S. in 2013, according to a statement given by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to Buzzfeed on Thursday evening.

Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, told the UK Daily Mail that his wife Sandra, 32, had taken their daughter, Yanela Denise, on a dangerous journey to the U.S. on June 3 without telling him. They had since been in touch, he said, and he learned the two had been detained together but never separated.

Yanela Denise became an iconic symbol of opposition to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, under which adults who cross the border illegally are prosecuted. As a result, children traveling with migrant adults are often taken to shelters separately until they can be reunited with their parents, a family member, or a sponsor.

Getty Images photographer John Moore took the famous photograph of Yanela Denise standing on the ground and looking up in tears while a McAllen, Texas, Border Patrol agent searched her mother next to a patrol vehicle.

The image spread like a California grassfire. Time Magazine used a cutout of the little girl on its recent cover, where she was depicted confronting President Donald Trump.

Multiple news outlets used the photograph as a symbol of the pain of families being separated by U.S. government officials. A Facebook fundraiser that used the photograph to solicit funds to help reunite families has already raised nearly $20 million, becoming the single largest crowdfunding campaign in the history of the social media platform.

Getty Images captioned the photograph by indicating that the mother and daughter had been “sent to a processing center for possible separation” (emphasis added).

Moore told the Washington Post earlier this week that he had assumed they would be separated: “In his head, he weighed the girl’s chances. According to new federal policies, he said, she would be taken from her mother when the van reached its destination. They would not be reunited until their case had wound through the courts, and then likely only to return to the country they had fled.”

However, Moore did not appear to confirm whether the two had, in fact, been separated.

Now, Hernandez says that his wife and daughter were never separated by Border Patrol agents and that they remain together.

Hernandez also told the Daily Mail that he did not support his wife Sandra’s decision to leave their home and travel through dangerous conditions to seek political asylum in the U.S.: “I didn’t support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that? But it was her decision at the end of the day.

“I don’t have any resentment for my wife, but I do think it was irresponsible of her to take the baby with her in her arms because we don’t know what could happen,” he told the Daily Mail.

He said she had talked about going to the United States for a “better future” but she did not say she had made the decision to take the 1,800-mile trip — paying a “coyote” smuggler $6,000 to take them.

When Sandra left on her journey with Yanela, she left Hernandez behind with three other children — Wesly (14), Cindy (11), and Brianna (6).

Though he said she had planned to apply for political asylum, Hernandez did not mention any political persecution that might have justified the claim.

He also said that he was employed: “I thank God that I have a good job here.”

Hernandez said that the first news of his wife’s and daughter’s fate came when he saw Moore’s photograph.

He also told the Daily Mail that officials told him on Wednesday that his wife and child are together in Texas and are “doing fine,” he said.

In an interview with Univision (in Spanish), Hernandez cried as he described his feelings about the situation:

White House correspondent Saagar Enjeti said the interview with the father shows that the family was never separated by government officials, as portrayed by the media. Enjeti observed that his wife came to the U.S. for economic reasons, not fear of violence, and the he was unhappy with her for taking his little girl on very dangerous journey.

The ICE statement to Buzzfeed read:

On June 12, 2018, Sandra Maria Sanchez, 32, a previously deported woman from Honduras illegally re-entered the United States,” . She was arrested by agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Texas, while traveling with a family member. On June 17, 2018, Sanchez was transferred to ICE custody, and is currently housed at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Her immigration proceedings are ongoing.

On July 3, 2013, Sanchez was encountered by immigration officials in Hebbronville, Texas. On July 9, 2013, she was transferred to ICE ERO custody. On July 18, 2013, Sanchez was removed to Honduras under expedited removal.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGAB, and Facebook.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2018/06/21/fake-news-iconic-crying-migrant-girl-was-never-separated-from-mother-says-father/


‘Concentration Camp’: People React To Photos Of Trump’s Detention Centers — Just Kidding, They Were Obama’s

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( Daily Caller ) The DC’s Amber Athey and Justin Caruso regularly take to the streets of Washington, D.C., to ask the most important questions in America.

This week, we showed people a number of photos taken of detention centers for migrant children.

Clearly, President Trump is keeping these kids in such horrible conditions … just kidding, that was President Obama in 2014. That’s right, we showed people around D.C. photos from detention centers that were run in 2014 under President Obama.

Some of the reactions may surprise you.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/21/trump-obama-detention-center/

 

https://70news.wordpress.com/2018/06/21/concentration-camp-people-react-to-photos-of-trumps-detention-centers-just-kidding-they-were-obamas/


Sen. Baldwin Dodges on Whether She Called Out Obama Administration for Family Separation


Dems Child Trafficking Encouragement Act

Heroin injection centers with free needles are the template for Obama’s Brave New World. Many will suffer and die. But the revolution will continue

Obama Smells Blood in Trump Reversal on Immigration

June 21, 2018 By 

Obama Smells Blood in Trump Reversal on Immigration

In regard to the illegal Invasion by criminal traffickers and child abusers from the narco-state of Mexico, Senator Tom Cotton had noted that the liberals were promoting a “solution” to “family separation” that should be called the Child Trafficking Encouragement Act. He said the liberals want criminals to know that if they show up at the border with a minor and claim to be its parent, they get released into the U.S. He added, “The children will be abducted & sold to drug cartels & slave-traders as a free ticket into U.S.”

Cotton, a supporter of President Trump on immigration, was absolutely right. So why did President Trump change his position about illegal border crossings?

The answer lies in a message sent by top Republican Rep. Steve Scalise to his supporters. It is headlined “Obama’s Third Term” and declares, “Obama is back, and he’s trying to take over. He set up permanent shop in Washington, DC. He’s behind a Congressional redistricting scheme to erase Conservatives from the map. He’s having secret meetings with potential Trump challengers.”

“Permanent Revolution”

This is called “Permanent Revolution,” and it’s the main title of our forthcoming book about Barack Hussein Obama. Permanent revolution is a Marxist concept and revolutionary strategy that applies to “the modern era.” The only way to bring down a modern capitalist state like America is by orchestrating conflict and the disintegration of society. That’s accomplished through invasion and/or subversion.

Rep. Scalise went on to say, “It’s an American tradition that when a President steps down, he stops clinging to power. But Obama isn’t doing that. His election interference is completely unprecedented – and each new scheme is worse than the last. Obama wants to be the man behind the curtains, hand-selecting the next Liberal President and pulling their strings.”

The latest “scheme” was the well-orchestrated defeat of Trump’s hardline stance on illegal border crossings. Obama smells blood. His forces on the left and in the media are mobilized and ready to take Congress this November. Then impeachment is on the table.

Of course, Obama never had any intention of going away. Scalise made the common conservative mistake of thinking that Obama was just a liberal who respected American institutions. His Marxist “fundamental transformation” of America is not over. That’s why we have already published Comrade Obama Unmasked and Red Star Rising.

Analyst and author Trevor Loudon calls the political nature of these changes the “Rainbow conspiracy” and cites the Brown is the New White book by Obama confidant Steve Phillips. They take the concept of Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition and create a new American majority fusing communists, progressive whites, gays, transgenders, minorities, Islamists and illegal immigrants. Hence, borders must remain open.

A recent edition of Oprah’s magazine recommended marijuana as the “new Merlot”

In addition to the various political components of the Rainbow Coalition, there are now literally millions of people who have embraced the New Age ideas of mysticism, atheism, and humanism. They follow Oprah and attend “metaphysical” churches and play with Ouija boards. Many smoke dope and go to “New Age” festivals and join cults.

Clearly, many are products of the Marxist Madrassas, also known as colleges and universities. But many in fact are using mind-altering drugs and hallucinogens. If you doubt any of this, read the left-wing outlet called AlterNet and think about the significance of its constant promotion of drugs such as LSD. So-called “medical marijuana” is old hat to them. These are a few of the actual headlines from articles on the popular left-wing site:

  • Using Psychedelics Shouldn’t Be a Crime
  • Want to Cut Crime? Hand Out Psychedelics
  • Now That Weed Is Legal, California Politicians Have a New Drug in Mind for Decriminalization
  • LSD Has Wondrous Uses We Haven’t Even Begun to Tap
  • Can Microdosing Psychedelic Drugs Help Boost Mood And Creativity?

This isn’t just on the fringe. A recent edition of Oprah’s magazine recommended marijuana as the “new Merlot” and advised mothers as to how they can use and distribute the drug without getting caught. But the high potency marijuana being grown in California and Colorado and shipped across the United States can not only cause mental illness but birth defects, low birth weights for babies, more emergency room visits, violence, and an increasing number of school problems. Cases of “scromiting,” or screaming while vomiting, have been linked to marijuana use.

Conservatives can win if they remain resolute and stand firm. In Colombia, the slogan was, “Vote so that Colombia does not become another Venezuela.” New President Ivan Duque rejects the “peace deal” his predecessor made with the communist narco-traffickers known as the FARC. Brazil is waking up as well after suffering through two Marxist presidents and a mammoth corruption scandal. Meanwhile, conservative political leaders in a dying Europe are trying to save their Christian heritage from radical Islam and George Soros.

 

Pushing back against the madness of the drug legalization movement that Obama and his billionaire backer George Soros have been promoting

In America that means holding the line on illegal immigration and pushing back against the madness of the drug legalization movement that Obama and his billionaire backer George Soros have been promoting. Trump’s flip-flop on illegal border crossings is not a good sign.

If we maintain our will to resist, we might just be able to reverse Obama’s “permanent revolution,” making it not so permanent after all.  But at this point in time, based on President Trump’s flip-flop on illegal border crossings, it looks like Obama’s third term may begin before Trump is finished with his first.  Trump’s political base is shaken to its core and the Obama revolution is back on track. In fact, some fear that Trump may follow Obama friend Justin Trudeau’s lead in Canada and embrace some form of marijuana legalization here in the U.S. That’s reportedly what his son-in-law Jared Kushner is pushing.

Legalization would create even more stoners to vote to carry on the Obama revolution. They would then demand more tax dollars for prevention, treatment and recovery services for those wasted by or addicted to the drug. The liberals would, of course, be more than happy to oblige with another government program.

This is how Obama makes cannon fodder for the revolution, in the form of new “progressive” voters, and expands the power of the state. Heroin injection centers with free needles are the template for Obama’s Brave New World. Many will suffer and die. But the revolution will continue.

https://canadafreepress.com/article/obama-smells-blood-in-trump-reversal-on-immigration


Jennifer Lopez Spreads Hoax Photographs About Border Separation

Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door (Universal Pictures, 2015)
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Actress and pop megastar Jennifer Lopez spread fake news about President Trump’s border policies by using two hoax-photographs that have nothing to do with America’s decades-old policy of separating illegal alien children from illegal alien adults in detention centers.

Using her Instagram account, Jennifer Lopez published the photograph of a crying child, a photograph that we now know is fake news, a photo that had nothing to do with the separation of children from adults who commit the crime of entering our country illegally. Lopez is basically doing what our irresponsible, anti-Trump establishment media is doing: endlessly broadcasting a hoax.

Simply put, this child was never separated from her parents.

Nevertheless, here is J-Lo, along with TimeCNN, and others, spreading a debunked lie:

Reading the news about the separation of children from their families, I can’t help but think about my own children. I cannot fathom a world where they would be ripped from my arms, taken to a place no better than a prison far from home. I feel we will never forget this moment in time. Bearing witness to these atrocities and that’s what they are, I can say for sure, remaining silent is not an option. As a Latino, and as you know very well, a proud Bronx born Puerto Rican American, we and the people of all different races, roots, and culture have enriched this country. But the recent rhetoric and constant dismissal of what we bring to the table has to stop. This is about basic human rights and decency. If you care about children, have concern for the lack of transparency about this disastrous display, in full view to the world in general, I encourage you first to get caught up on the situation. Next, call your congressperson and demand an answer, but I also want you to remain hopeful—hold fast to hope, faith and Love. We first need to admit we have a problem before we can heal it. We cannot focus on the evil, we must push towards unity and get to a healing place. ITS ALL IN OUR HANDS. Supporting one another in these troubled times, we can remain on the right side of history: the side where children are safe and in their parents arms. Act now, call now, speak now, LOVE now. #familiesbelongtogether #lovenothate

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Lopez went even further, urging her 76 million Instagram followers to “Next, call your congressperson and demand an answer, but I also want you to remain hopeful—hold fast to hope, faith and Love.”

According to Twitter, Lopez also spread another fake immigration photo, but appears to have deleted this one:

Lahren is correct, the photo is from this Atlantic story and had zero to do with anything happening anywhere near America.

 

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http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2018/06/22/jennifer-lopez-hoax-photographs-border-separation/


Donald Trump Mocks ‘Phony Stories’ from the Democrats on Immigration

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office at the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump criticized Democrats Friday for using “phony stories” to drive their open borders policies on immigration, vowing to secure the country instead.

“We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump’s comment came after it was revealed that the iconic photo of a crying child used by establishment media and the Democrats as the face of child separation at the border, was actually not separated from her mother.

Trump repeated that former President Barack Obama also dealt with the issue of detaining families coming over the border, which resulted in similar pictures of detained children.

“Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!” he wrote.

Trump also recommitted to enforce the border, despite his executive order to keep families detained together.

“We must maintain a Strong Southern Border,” he wrote.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/22/donald-trump-mocks-phony-stories-from-the-democrats-on-immigration/



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https://www.infowars.com/nyt-mocked-after-video-of-unaccompanied-migrant-children-appears-to-show-grown-men/

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