Uber driver kicks out Trump supporters

(DAILY CALLER) — It ain’t easy being a conservative these days. New reports are popping up every week about conservatives being denied service at restaurants and now even from a ride-sharing company solely because of their political beliefs.

Six Republican campaign volunteers have a similar story. They say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina, as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.”

Mary Russell, a volunteer, and Chris Godbey, the Executive Director of the Young Republicans National Federation, sat down with the Daily Caller to share their horrifying experience.

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Jim Jordan accusations come from ‘Republican establishment’

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Prominent conservative lawmaker Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, is battling allegations that he helped cover up sexual abuse at Ohio State University, and a longtime conservative activist believes the controversy is simply an effort to tarnish Jordan and block him from becoming speaker of the House.

“The deep state strikes again,” said Richard Viguerie, who pioneered direct mail in political campaigning. He is also chairman of conservativehq.com and author of “Takeover: The 100-Year War for the Soul of the GOP and How Conservatives Can Finally Win It.”

“Any time conservatives look like they’re making any progress or gain in dismantling the deep state or challenging their position, authority or power, they do whatever is necessary to set the conservative cause back.

“That’s all this is. They’re in a panic mode that Jim Jordan could be the next Republican speaker of the House of Representatives,” said Viguerie.

Viguerie says grassroots conservatives across the nation have the highest regard for Jordan, one of the founders of the House Freedom Caucus.

“I put Jim at the very highest level of character, of values. He’s a very serious person. To the extent that I know him, I have nothing but the highest admiration and respect for him. Quite frankly, every conservative without exception that I know at the national, state and local level feels the same way,” said Viguerie.

Numerous former Ohio State wrestlers are also coming to Jordan’s defense.

But “deep state” is a general term. If it’s nothing but a smear campaign, who exactly is behind it? Viguerie says the answer should be obvious.

“Who benefits? Who would benefit by the establishment staying in power? That’s who you can look to for the perpetrators of this,” said Viguerie. “Without naming names here, the Republican establishment, the Washington, D.C., establishment is going to benefit by the present leadership staying in power.”

Viguerie says the GOP congressional leaders are a major disappointment to many grassroots conservatives on a host of key issues, starting with health care. He noted Republicans passed full repeal of Obamacare time after time when leaders knew it would never become law. Once the GOP controlled Congress and the White House, things changed.

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“They wouldn’t bring it up for a vote anymore. They were afraid that it would be undone,” said Viguerie.

Jordan was perhaps the most vocal conservative House member demanding an up-or-down vote on a full repeal.

Viguerie says there are other issues as well.

“They don’t want to dismantle the administrative state, build a wall, (pass) serious immigration reform that really controls the border,” he said.

He believes the D.C. establishment fears Jordan because many conservatives see him as a leader.

“In the 60 years almost that I’ve been involved at the national level of the conservative movement, he number one thing we’ve needed all those years above anything else is leadership,” he said.

“Jim Jordan, through the Freedom Caucus in the House of Representatives, is providing that leadership, one of the very few Republicans in the country that is actually providing leadership that the grassroots can look up too,” said Viguerie.

But for Jordan to be a threat, he would need to be in a position to win the support of a majority of House Republicans in the next leadership election. House Freedom Caucus members have historically fallen well short in challenging the likes of former House Speaker John Boehner.

Viguerie says Jordan is in position to win that kind of support within the House GOP conference.

“The grassroots is very unhappy with the present leadership. I think there’s a lot of people who voted with establishment candidates in the past and realizing that the establishment is not producing for the voters, for the American people.

“With a new Congress coming in here (following the 2018 midterms), I think a conservative candidate like Jim Jordan would be very, very competitive,” said Viguerie.

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Investigation focuses on abortion death … of mother

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The objective of an abortion is to produce a death, but it’s not supposed to be the mother who dies, as happened in the case of Diamond Williams.

The death of the 18-year-old two years ago remains under investigation by her family, who are awaiting critically important paperwork.

Operation Rescue, a prominent pro-life organization that once bought a building used by an abortion clinic to shut down the business, says no one should deny the case is tragic.

“Whether a person is pro-life or pro-choice, no one should think it’s okay for an abortionist to conduct a surgical abortion in an ill-equipped abortion facility on a woman whose risk factors contraindicate outpatient surgery,” said Operation Rescue’s Cheryl Sullenger in a report about the case.

“No one should think it’s okay for an abortion facility to fail to follow up with a woman suffering complications from an abortion.

“And no one should think it’s okay for an abortion clinic attorney fail to disclose a conflict of interest then to delay the release of complete documents to a grieving family member.”

Operation Rescue President Troy Newman said there are still many questions surrounding Williams’ death.

“Her family continues to suffer from her loss to this day, and they deserve answers as to why so much seemed to go wrong starting with the abortion facility and its apparent neglect,” he said. “Hopefully, answers can be found along with justice, so this traumatized family can finally begin to heal.”

It happened in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Williams went to the Carolina Center for Women, later called A Women’s Choice of Charlotte, for a scheduled abortion.

At 18, she was 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 300 pounds, and was a high-risk patient.

She suffered from diabetes mellitus, a metabolic disorder.

“Because of her medical issues, the clinic’s staff should have turned her away. Accepting her as a patient proved to be a fatal mistake,” Sullenger said.

She checked in first thing in the morning and was escorted out the door to where her mother was waiting only after staff had started shutting off lights and closing down for the day.

Her mother, Shakira, called the clinic’s after-hours help line when her daughter had severe pain. Don’t worry, she was told.

Still with pain a day later, Shakira made another call and was promised a return contact, which never came.

It wasn’t long before Shakira heard a scream.

“I ran to find Diamond lying face down unable to speak and foaming at the mouth,” she told OR. “We called 911 and the operator said from what I was explaining, my daughter may have just suffered a seizure.”

Family members were hysterical when a fire unit arrived, and apparently perceiving the reaction as aggression, responders closed the other children into a bedroom.

“It is unclear what steps the emergency responders actually took to save Diamond, but for Shakira, it seemed like they weren’t doing much, and she wondered why they weren’t working harder to help her daughter.”

Eventually, paramedics rolled her onto a body bag and dragged her out the patio door, taking her to Novant Health Presbyterian Center.

Again, Shakira was in a waiting room.

When she was allowed to see Diamond, she said her daughter was “bleeding from everywhere.”

Diamond was pronounced dead four days after the abortion.

It took more than a year, after hiring a lawyer, for Shakira to get some of the documentation from her daughter’s death. But even then it was incomplete.

One thing was significant: No cause of death was listed.

But the autopsy found “retained products of dissection,” an incomplete abortion.

Shakira’s attorney abruptly told her he was out of the picture, and she found out he had been representing the abortion clinic in another case.

Shakira now is working even to find out the name of the abortionist and other information from the medical records.

“Now, over two years after Diamond’s passing, Shakira has finally found the strength to fight to right wrongs done to her daughter. Although the process has been very difficult, she wants people to know what happened to Diamond,” OR said.

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‘It took Trump to do what Bush, Bill Clinton couldn’t’

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The criticism by two former presidents of President Trump’s re-examination of NATO, insisting allies pay their fair share, is ironic, says author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.

“An accounting, a re-examination is long overdue,” said D’Souza in an interview with the Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham regarding comments by former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton last Thursday at a forum at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“It took an outsider like Trump to do it,” D’Souza said of Trump’s efforts to reform NATO.

“And to watch these old geezers complain about it. These guys have been like toy soldiers who walk into the wall and keep going,” D’Souza said of Bush and Clinton.

“The examination was overdue in their time, and it’s happening, finally, now,” he said.

See D’Souza’s works at the WND Superstore, including “Hillary’s America,” “America: Imagine The World Without Her,” “2016: Obama’s America,” “God Forsaken,” “Roots of Obama’s Rage” and “What’s So Great About Christianity?”

Bush inferred that the U.S. wasn’t taking its proper leadership role, saying, “The truth of the matter is the way that the world is today, that if the U.S. takes the lead, others tend to follow.”

Clinton said: “Do you really want to say, ‘We’re going to make sure everybody has a big military, but we’re not going to help anybody build their own future and change their own lives?’ I don’t think so.”

D’Souza commented that the “very fact that two guys that ran against each other from opposite parties can come together like this shows how Trump has changed the political cartography, the whole map of international relations now.”

The re-examination of NATO, he said, should have been done in 1992 when the Soviet Union collapsed, because the purpose of the alliance was to defend the West against communism.

Another premise for NATO, D’Souza pointed out, goes back to World War II, when the U.S. and its allies decided to pay for the defense of Germany to prevent it from militarizing as it did in the Nazi era.

D’Souza’s new film, “Death of a Nation,” which argues President Trump is facing the kind of fierce opposition President Abraham Lincoln faced at another time of sharp division, debuts Aug. 3 in theaters nationwide.

See the trailer for D’Souza’s upcoming film:

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Devious, dark forces at work to derail America

President Donald Trump and wife, Melania, on Inauguration Day

President Donald Trump and wife, Melania, on Inauguration Day

Dear friend of WND,

We are living in amazing but unsettling times. Millions of Americans – while more grateful than ever that they “dodged a bullet” in 2016 by electing Donald Trump and avoiding the sheer horror of a Hillary Clinton presidency – are increasingly appalled at the ongoing campaign to undo the results and promise of that election.

We are bombarded daily with increasingly bizarre and surreal news reports. Like the outrageously biased Mueller investigation into Trump’s non-existent “Russia collusion.” Like embarrassingly deranged Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters constantly claiming President Trump is mentally incompetent and must be impeached. Like the Washington “swamp” – which includes treacherous, self-serving, never-Trump establishment Republicans – working daily to undermine America’s duly elected president as he tirelessly keeps his promises to revive America’s economy, stop the tidal wave of illegal immigration, protect America from terrorists, and successfully pursue the Reagan policy of “peace through strength” in North Korea, Iran and other potential nuclear powder kegs around the world.

“The swamp” is using all the forces at its disposal to discredit and block every good, sensible, job-saving, freedom-saving and life-saving policy the Trump administration tries to implement.

But who is arguably the most important player of all in determining the outcome of what some are calling America’s “second civil war”?

That would be the news media.

As a veteran journalist, I can say unequivocally that today’s “mainstream” news establishment is more unprofessional, unprincipled, unhinged, biased, lazy, dishonest, corrupt – and, in some cases, flat-out insane – than at any time during my 35 years as a newsman.

Indeed, as I wrote in “The Marketing of Evil,” in today’s America “no institution is more complicit in making evil appear good and good appear evil” than the news media.

For that very reason, if real America is going to ultimately prevail in this new “civil war” – if there’s to be a real chance to permanently reclaim our nation – one thing that is critically needed is a genuinely truth-oriented, pro-American alternative media to counteract the treacherous performance of the elite “mainstream” press.

As you may know, for 21 years WND has been at the forefront of this movement, having in large measure launched the “real news” revolution as the first independent online news-gathering company.

Started by a team of long-time veterans of the “mainstream media,” WND took on the establishment and has been fighting the good fight ever since – exposing wrongdoing, corruption and abuse of power wherever they are found, without fear or favor, in the best tradition of American journalism. Almost alone among today’s journalism organizations, WND has summoned the raw courage and professionalism to report crucial stories that almost no one else – liberal or conservative – will touch. Sometimes we have paid a heavy price, as most pioneers do. For example, what other major-league media organization defends, in a professional journalistic way, the Judeo-Christian moral foundation of America and doesn’t pretend sexual anarchy and perversion are somehow normal and wholesome?

There’s a reason you probably do not know, which in part explains why WND is virtually alone in its independence and willingness to cover stories even other “conservative” or “alternative” media organizations will not.

Do you remember hearing a while back about a Washington, D.C.-based alternative news organization that had actually been the original funder of Fusion GPS, the notorious “oppo-research” outfit that later produced the infamously fraudulent, Democrat-funded “Trump dossier”? Or (to cite another actual example) what do you suppose happens when a journalism organization’s billionaire funder is overall a good, solid Republican – except he has a gay son who “married” his homosexual partner, and now the father is intensely focused on getting the Republican Party to embrace the entire LGBT agenda? Do you think a news organization funded by him, however conservative and reasonable and right-thinking it might otherwise be, will spend much time exposing the LGBT juggernaut that is currently turning American society, culture and law upside-down?

This is what can and does happen when you are basically a good news organization with good people, but funded by a billionaire with an agenda.

WND founder and Editor Joseph Farah puts it this way: “Even much of the alternative media has an agenda beyond the truth. And since most of it is controlled by the views of its billionaire owners, literally, there are problems with it. The one notable exception is WND. We’re not controlled by a billionaire, a group of billionaires or even millionaires. From the beginning, we simply operate from an independent truth-seeking drive with a God-centered worldview. We don’t make any apologies for it. But it keeps us independent of everything except our one bias – that we serve a Creator God who revealed His love for us through the Bible.”

This independence is one of the biggest factors that distinguishes WND from all of our journalistic colleagues both in the Big Media and the alternative media: We don’t rely on a billionaire funder whose agenda controls us.

We rely on you.

That’s why I’m asking you to please support WND.

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But what you might not realize is that what we do is both difficult and costly. It isn’t easy reporting the important stories few others will, taking on the media elite, slaying the dragons of political correctness, fighting unjust lawsuits intended to silence us, being attacked constantly from every direction, all while constantly challenging and exposing lies, deceit and outright evil. This has always been a challenging business, but especially so now in an era when the giant tech companies controlling the Internet are intentionally trying to squeeze independent newssites like WND literally out of existence.  (Together, Google and Facebook control at least three-quarters of all digital advertising, a news website’s lifeblood.)


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Meet Devin Nunes – man at center of ‘drain-the-swamp’ storm

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Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

For months, Rep. Devin Nunes has been a key figure in efforts to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C.

First, in March 2017, the California Republican who chairs the House Intelligence Committee revealed that members of the intel community had collected communications from Trump’s transition team back while Obama was president – leaving Democrats scrambling to reclaim their narrative that Trump had no evidence to back his claim that Obama had “wiretapped” Trump Tower.

Then, Nunes, badgered by a combative establishment media, defended his decision to tell President Trump about the surveillance, while repeatedly explaining he had seen no evidence of communication between Russia and Trump’s transition team.

After that, he was at the center of the storm over a four-page memo alleging “shocking” surveillance abuses of the Trump presidential campaign by the Justice Department and FBI – abuses some who have seen it call “worse than Watergate.” In response, at least two pundits on MSNBC absurdly questioned on-air whether Nunes is a Russian agent.

Meanwhile, Nunes, whose staff authored the memo, released a statement essentially confirming that the FBI used “unverified information” from the notorious anti-Trump dossier in its application for a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign officials.

Then, after release of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report, Nunes again slammed the Justice Department, this time for holding back key documents relating to his own investigations that remained under wraps until the DOJ watchdog’s report was released.

At every point along the way, Nunes is on the cutting edge of those committed to finally “draining the Washington, D.C., swamp.”

But who is Devin Nunes, and what does he believe? What are the principles for which he has been fighting in Congress since 2003? What type of future does he want for America?

The answers to those questions can be found in Nunes’ book “Restoring the Republic: A Clear, Concise, and Colorful Blueprint For America’s Future,” which is available at the WND Superstore.

In “Restoring the Republic,” Nunes lays out a detailed plan for how to fix the problems threatening the nation’s future. In his own words, the congressman reveals:

  • How America can break its dependence on Middle Eastern oil and transform itself into an energy powerhouse;
  • How America can prevent Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from exploding the national debt and ruining the country financially;
  • How the nation can restore economic growth through a simpler, fairer tax code;
  • How the U.S. can deal with the many international threats it faces;
  • How America’s borders can be defended and its broken immigration system fixed;
  • And how failing public schools can be repaired.

Plus, Nunes reveals why politicians from both parties refuse to discuss the one most critical reform needed to restore the republic.

The congressman draws on his experience growing up in the breadbasket of central California. As a child on his family’s dairy farm in Tulare County, Nunes saw firsthand how the convergence of big government, big business and the radical left wreaked havoc on an entire community, transforming once-prosperous farmland of the San Joaquin Valley into little more than blighted desert.

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Now those same forces are threatening the nation as a whole, and Nunes offers solutions on how to beat them back and keep America strong and free.

Niall Ferguson, a Harvard University history professor and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, showered “Restoring the Republic” with praise.

“Devin Nunes is one of a new generation of Republican politicians who articulate the frustrations of millions of ordinary Americans with the way their country – or at least their government – has lost sight of the first principles embedded in the Constitution. A believer in freedom in all its varieties and a skeptic of big government, he reads like one of the true sons of the Reagan Revolution,” he wrote.

Victor Davis Hanson, a military historian and columnist for National Review Online, wrote effusively about Nunes’ book as well.

“In common sense logic and language, Rep. Devin Nunes outlines how both Republican and Democratic administrations and congresses in the past have nearly bankrupted the country, wedded to a utopian social, economic, and cultural agenda that we can never pay for nor will ever work. Most importantly, he offers not just a critique of these depressing times, but also a conservative blueprint for national renewal that, if followed, would allow us to pay off our debts, reform a corrupt political system, harness out-of-control entitlements, and utilize all our own energy sources.”

Take a deep dive into the mind of the man on your TV screen. Order Order “Restoring the Republic” now from the WND Superstore.

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Man pardoned by Trump wants God in U.S. schools

(DAILY MAIL) — An Oregon rancher who was pardoned by President Donald Trump last week after being jailed for arson attacks has revealed he wants to see religion in schools.

Trump pardoned Dwight Hammond, 76, and his son Steven Hammond, 49, after they were convicted in 2012 for setting fire to federal lands where they held grazing rights for their cattle.

Their convictions triggered an armed stand-off at a wildlife refuge in 2016 over ranchers’ access to public lands in the West.

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Nunes: Mueller’s Russia indictment ‘ridiculous’

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., says his panel’s largely ignored April report provides more information about the 12 Russians indicted for election interference than Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment.

Nunes was referring to the intelligence committee’s report concluding there was no Trump-Russia collusion in the 2016 election while finding Moscow was trying to sow chaos within both the Republican and Democratic parties.

“This entire report that you have in front of you, all you had to do was get to page 4, and you only had to read chapter 2 and you would have had nearly everything that’s in the indictment,” Nunes said in an interview Sunday with the Fox News Channel’s Maria Bartiromo.

“There’s more in this report than what’s in the indictment. And this is what’s very frustrating,” he said.

Nunes explained that the Justice Department redacted most of the relevant section, and if Trump would have declassified it, “the Mueller indictment would look ridiculous.”

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced Friday that a grand jury returned Mueller’s indictment of 12 Russian officials who were part of a scheme to break into computers owned by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

All the special counsel did, Nunes said, “was validate our report, indict some Russians, and leave out some very pertinent, relative evidence that the American public should see.”

Nunes said it’s “great that they indicted Russians,” noting they’re “constantly attacking the United States and our allies.”

However, the indictment leaves out the fact that the Russians also targeted Republicans, he said, making it “look ridiculous.”

“The indictment plays like they are only going after the Democrats, when Bob Mueller and all his investigators and his lawyers know for a fact that they also targeted Republicans,” he said. “Why is that not in the indictment? It makes the indictment look ridiculous.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin, after his meeting Monday with President Trump, invited Mueller to send investigators to Moscow to be present for Russian government questioning of the 12 indicted Russian officers, if the U.S. would “reciprocate.” That would mean, Putin said, the U.S. allowing Russian agents to be present for questioning U.S. officers “of interest” to them.

In the second chapter of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia report, the congressional investigators said they found “Russian-state actors and third-party intermediaries” used the Russian news outlet RT and social media to disrupt the U.S. election

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Woman arrested in D.C. ‘acted as Russian agent’

(REUTERS) — A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Maria Butina, who studied at American University in Washington and is a founder of the pro-gun rights Russian advocacy organisation Right to Bear Arms, is accused of working at the direction of a high-level official who worked for the Russian Central Bank and was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Justice Department said in a statement.

The court records do not name the official.

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Obama CIA chief charges Trump-Putin meeting ‘treasonous’

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Former Obama CIA director John Brennan

Former Barack Obama CIA director John Brennan, recently described as being “demented by hatred” against President Trump, Monday become the loudest shot of a Democratic broadside against the president over his summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Brennan, whose actions while in office remain a potential target for investigators as long as Congress has a Republican majority and Trump is in the White House, claims the president’s meeting was “nothing short of treasonous.”

Democrats and other critics had demanded Trump call off his Finland meeting with Putin, claiming the indictment Friday of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interference in the 2016 election further implicates the Trump campaign in an alleged scheme to collude with the Russian government to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Brennan tweeted: “Donald Trump’s press conference in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has produced no evidence of Trump collusion with Russia after 14 months. However, congressional investigators have discovered the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee hired an agent with Russian connections to create a “dossier” of unsubstantiated claims against Trump.

In a news conference Monday after his meeting with Trump, Putin denied Russia interfered in the election, and Trump deflected a question from a reporter asking whether he believed Putin or the assessment of U.S. intelligence that Russia meddled in the 2016 campaign.

Trump emphasized there was “no collusion,” saying he didn’t even know Putin at the time of the 2016 election.

Asked which side is responsible for the poor relations, Trump said, “I hold both countries responsible.”

Republican leaders joined Democrats in criticizing the statement.

“This is bizarre and flat-out wrong. The United States is not to blame,” said Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb.

But both Trump and Putin said the summit was a “success,” and they emphasized that confronting world threats, such as terrorism, will require working together.

“I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics,” Trump said.

Brennan: Trump Cabinet should resign

Brennan also went on MSNBC to charge treason, urging Trump’s Cabinet to resign.

“I was just totally shocked at the performance of Donald Trump in Helsinki at a press conference with Vladimir Putin,” he told Brian Williams. “I just found that it was outrageous. And even when the press — and thank goodness the press asked the right questions — even when the press gave him an opportunity to hold Russia accountable for anything, he chose to talk about Hillary Clinton, about his election, about servers.

“He criticized American citizens, Secretary Clinton and others as opposed to really taking advantage of a world stage, with all the world’s eyes upon them, to point out how unacceptable Russia’s behavior and interference in our election and the elections of other democratic countries around the globe is. But he just shirked those responsibilities.”

Brennan said he could not understand “how the national security team can continue to abide by this” and how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton and Chief of Staff John Kelly “can continue in their jobs.”

“This, I think, rises to the point of good American patriots resigning in objection to that performance by Donald Trump,” he said.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton also questioned Trump’s loyalties in a tweet.

“Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?”

Trump forecast criticism

Kristinn Taylor at the Gateway Pundit blog commented that for Clinton to ask that question, she “must ignore the humiliating slaughter of several hundred attacking Russian mercenaries by U.S. forces in Syria earlier this year that Putin did (could) not retaliate for; Trump authorizing sending lethal weapons to Ukraine – which Obama refused to do; Trump authorizing sending Patriot Missiles to Poland; U.S. Marines in Ukraine right now training Ukraine marines; Trump administration diplomatic and economic sanctions against Russia and Russia figures; the massive increase in U.S. defense spending under Trump and Trump’s commitment to modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons systems.”

Taylor also pointed out that Trump had forecast the criticism, tweeting ahead of his trip to Helsinki that “no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia … over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough – that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested the Kremlin is blackmailing Trump.

“Every single day, I find myself asking: what do the Russians have on @realDonaldTrump personally, financially, & politically? The answer to that question is the only thing that explains his behavior & his refusal to stand up to Putin,” she tweeted,

Scott Johnson at the Powerline blog charged Brennan with having “animus nakedly on display.”

“He is demented by hatred,” Johnson wrote. “Is this really the public role a former director of the CIA is to be playing?”

Not the first rant

Russia expert Paul Kengor earlier wrote in a commentary that Brennan, responding to FBI probes of corruption and other problems, also had “uncorked an epic Twitter rant against Trump.”

Brennan wrote at the time: “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America. … America will triumph over you.”

Kengor highlighted Brennan’s shockingly radical background, noting the Obama CIA director voted for Communist Party candidate Gus Hall for president of the United States.

He wrote:

For those too young to remember, Gus Hall was the longtime hack and head of Communist Party USA, beginning in 1959 until his death in 2000. Not even Joe Stalin as a party general secretary came close to matching Gus Hall’s interminable tenure. Hall was unwaveringly dedicated to a global communist revolution and a truly Evil Empire that was ultimately and blessedly consigned to “the dustbin of history.”

Kengor noted claims that Brennan converted to Islam, but whether or not that’s true, Brennan has “made very positive statements about Islam and the ‘privilege’ of making pilgrimage to Mecca and paying homage to ‘the majesty of the Hajj.‘”

“In fact, if one studies Brennan’s admission that he voted for Gus Hall, it looks like he also suggested that he might have been a member of the Communist Party in 1980. Yes, a formal member,” Kengor wrote.

He said one might “lend more credibility to Brennan’s crowing about Donald Trump if he had better judgment about presidents of the United States.”

Brennan once came under investigation for perjury because he had, under oath before the House Intelligence Committee, testified that the infamous anti-Trump “dossier” funded by the Democratic Party played no role in the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Brennan further declared he did not know who commissioned the opposition-research document, even though senior national security and counter-intelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI knew the previous year it was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., subsequently suggested that charges against Brennan might be appropriate.

Nunes released a memo Feb. 2 summarizing former deputy director Andrew McCabe’s testimony that the unverified dossier was essential to obtaining warrants in October 2016 to spy on a Trump campaign official. Nunes further found that in four separate applications for a warrant, FBI and Justice officials hid the fact that it was funded by the Democratic Party.

Reporter Paul Sperry at the time quoted an aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stating: “John Brennan did more than anyone to promulgate the dirty dossier. He politicized and effectively weaponized what was false intelligence against Trump.”

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino said Brennan’s testimony that he didn’t know who commissioned the dossier isn’t plausible because “the CIA has a central role in the verification of foreign assets and information we get from foreign assets.”

And after Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., accused the CIA of spying on members of the Senate by hacking into computers used by her intelligence committee’s staffers, Brennan said, “Let me assure you the CIA was in no way spying on [the committee] or the Senate.”

However, a CIA inspector general’s report found the CIA was spying on the Senate, and Brennan was forced to privately apologize to intelligence committee chairmen.

Brennan also claimed in a 2011 speech that there had not been “a single collateral death” from U.S. drone strikes because of their “exceptional proficiency [and] precision.’” However, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that one U.S. drone strike alone had killed 42 Pakistanis, “most of them civilians.”

In April 2017, citing an article in the Guardian of London, the American Spectator’s George Neumayr found confirmation that Brennan was “the American progenitor of political espionage aimed at defeating Donald Trump”

“One side did collude with foreign powers to tip the election – Hillary’s,” he wrote. “Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy.

“He used their phone intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.”

WND Founder and CEO Joseph Farah wrote in a recent column about Brennan and included a three-minute video of a speech he gave in 2010 about the beauty of Islam.

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Brennan describes in one part how he traveled through Indonesia, and felt the “tremendous warmth of Islamic cultures and societies.”

“I came to see Islam not how it is often misrepresented but for what it is; how it is practiced every day by well over a billion Muslims worldwide. A faith of peace and tolerance and great diversity.”

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