Former Trump Aide Drops a Major Accusation About Obama Admin Spying on Trump

By The Blaze. Michael Caputo made a major accusation against the Obama administration after it was revealed that an FBI informant might have attempted to join the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. . .

Caputo, a former Trump campaign adviser, told Laura Ingraham Monday on her Fox News show that he believed he had been approached by a second informant during the campaign from a different Obama agency.

“Let me tell you something that I know for a fact,” Caputo said. “This informant, this person that they tried to plant into the campaign and even into the administration… he’s not the only person who came into the campaign.” . . .

“I know because they came at me,” Caputo explained. “And I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public. This is just the beginning.”

“And I’ll tell you when we finally find out the truth about this, [former National Intelligence] Director [James] Clapper and the rest of them will be wearing some orange suits,” he asserted angrily. (Read more from “Former Trump Aide Drops a Major Accusation About Obama Admin Spying on Trump” HERE)


Trump Meets With Rosenstein, Wray Amid Campaign Spying Claims

By Fox News. President Trump on Monday met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, a day after demanding a DOJ investigation into whether the FBI “infiltrated” his 2016 campaign.

“Based on the meeting with the president, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders said it was also agreed to that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will “immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with congressional leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.”

The president made the investigation demand on Sunday, following reports detailing how an FBI “informant” had multiple contacts with members of Trump’s campaign. Trump said he would formally seek a DOJ probe of whether agents surveilled the campaign for political purposes, and whether any such demands came from the Obama administration.

Within hours, the DOJ had asked the department’s inspector general to handle such a review. (Read more from “Trump Meets With Rosenstein, Wray Amid Campaign Spying Claims” HERE)

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Still Not Over Trump: Hillary Clinton Once Again Complains About 2016, This Time at Yale

“Let me just get this out of the way: No, I’m not over it. I still think about the 2016 election. I still regret the mistakes I made,” the failed Democratic nominee told graduating seniors at Yale University on Sunday afternoon.

“Right now, we’re living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy,” she told 1,360 seniors. “Now there are not tanks in the streets, but what’s happening right now goes to the heart of who we are as a nation. I say this not as a Democrat who lost an election but as an American afraid of losing a country.” . . .

A graduate of Yale Law School herself, Clinton also mused about some of the ways students in New Haven might have coped with her loss — sprinkling in a reference to a campus watering hole. “I had my fair share of chardonnay,” she said. “You went through penny drinks at Woads.” . . .

“This isn’t simply a ‘both sides’ problem. The radicalization of American politics hasn’t been symmetrical,” said Clinton. There are leaders in our country who blatantly incite people with hateful rhetoric, who fear change, who see the world in zero sum terms, so that if others are gaining they must be losing. That’s a recipe for polarization and conflict.” (Read more from “Still Not Over Trump: Hillary Clinton Once Again Complains About 2016, This Time at Yale” HERE)

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Writer: ‘I’d Rather My Daughter Dated an MS-13 Than a Member of the Republican Party’

MS-13 is a gang whose motto is: “Kill, rape, control.” So, freelance writer Rob Rousseau drew headlines on Monday when he announced on Twitter: “I would rather my daughter dated a member of MS-13 than a member of the Republican Party.” . . .

Turns out, Rob doesn’t even have a daughter. Also turns out, Rousseau fashions himself as a troll who loves to get right-wingers worked up.

Rousseau says on his Twitter profile that he’s a “gun expert, mediocre musician, and cool dad,” in addition to his credentials as a writer for VICE Sports and Paste Magazine.

In the profile, Rousseau also posts his phone number, which might change after his Twitter reactions — considering another tweet where he admitted: “Think I’m going to go ahead and close up the old DMs now” after posting a series of messages directed toward him that were seen as threats. . .

What’s interesting, is the fact that Rousseau admits in his Paste piece that when he Tweeted that “AR stands for assault rifle,” he “didn’t end up learning what the AR in AR-15 stands for” and that he “didn’t really care.” It’s also quite evident that either he’s not a gun expert, or that’s also a joke. (Read more from “Writer: ‘I’d Rather My Daughter Dated an MS-13 Than a Member of the Republican Party’” HERE)

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‘We’ve Devalued Life’: Texas Lt. Gov Says Abortion, Violent Games and Divorce Play Part in Shootings

By ABC News. The Texas lieutenant governor, speaking two days after 10 people were killed in a school shooting in his state, said abortion, divorce and violent video games and movies show that ‘we have devalued life,’ which he pointed to as a cause of school shootings.

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday, “We have devalued life, whether it’s through abortion, whether it’s the breakup of families, through violent movies, and particularly violent video games.”

Patrick continued, “Psychologists and psychiatrists will tell you that students are desensitized to violence, may have lost empathy for their victims by watching hours and hours of video violent games.”

He said, “the problem is multifaceted. It’s not any one issue. But we, again, we have to look at our culture of violence, just our violent society, our Facebook, our Twitter, the bullying of adults on adults, and children on children. We have to look at ourselves, George, it’s not about the guns, it’s about us.” . . .

The Republican lieutenant governor also said, “We can’t sit back and say, ‘It’s the gun.’ It’s us as a nation, George … On this Sunday morning, when we all go to church and pray or go to synagogue or the mosque or wherever we go, let’s look inward at ourselves as a nation.” (Read more from “‘We’ve Devalued Life’: Texas Lt. Gov Says Abortion, Violent Games and Divorce Play Part in Shooting” HERE)


Sheriff: Texas Deputies and Alleged Santa Fe Gunman Exchanged Fire for 25 Minutes

By Fox 6. A shooting at a Texas high school lasted for a terrifying 30 minutes on Friday. For 25 of those minutes, officers and the gunman engaged in a gunfight, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset told CNN Sunday.

The first shots were fired not long after classes began around 7:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. ET), officials said. Officers arrived to the Santa Fe High School art lab section about four minutes into the shooting, Trochesset said, and engaged the shooter right away.

A total of 10 people — eight students and two teachers — were killed and 13 were injured as a result of the shooting. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, was identified as the shooter. He was armed with a shotgun and a .38 caliber handgun.

When asked whether all of the victims were shot by Pagourtzis, Trochesset said authorities will have to learn that after the medical examiner autopsies are complete.

There is a “decent amount of cameras in the school,” Trochesset said, so a lot of video does exist. Investigators are going through all of the video and putting together a timeline, Trochesset said. (Read more from “Sheriff: Texas Deputies and Alleged Santa Fe Gunman Exchanged Fire for 25 Minutes” HERE)

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Cougar Kills Biker in Rare Attack

By The New York Times. Two friends riding their bikes in a mountainous, wooded area of Washington State on Saturday morning were attacked by a cougar, which killed one of them in the state’s first such fatality in more than 90 years, officials said.

The authorities said the two cyclists saw the cougar, a 100-pound male, in pursuit and one of them screamed. They stopped, got off their bikes and made noise to ward it off as people in such situations are advised to do, the authorities said. . .

But as they were about to pedal away, the cougar returned, Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff’s Office said. It jumped on Isaac M. Sederbaum, putting its mouth around his head and shaking him. It released him and chased after the other cyclist, who had started to run. The authorities identified that cyclist as Sonja J. Brooks. (Read more from “Cougar Kills Biker in Rare Attack” HERE)


State Orders Pathology Tests on Cougar That Attacked Bicyclists

By The Seattle Times. The state’s Department of Fish & Wildlife will have “an independent, third-party” forensic necropsy conducted on a cougar that attacked a pair of bicyclists near North Bend on Saturday, killing one person and mauling the other.

The independent review is a nod by the state to the politicized world of cougars, one of the state’s largest and most successful predators, despised by ranchers and defended by conservationists . . .

The 3-year-old cougar killed S.J. Brooks, 32, of Seattle, and injured friend Isaac Sederbaum, 31, also of Seattle, on a remote, dirt road northeast of Snoqualmie . . .

The dead cougar weighed 101 pounds. A cougar that age, considered “a sub-adult” – should weigh 130 to 140 pounds, said Beausoleil. (Read more from “State Orders Pathology Tests on Cougar That Attacked Bicyclists” HERE)

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Parents Take 30-Year-Old Freeloading Son to Supreme Court Because He Won’t Leave Their Home

Mark and Christina Rotondo say their unemployed son, Michael Rotondo, does not pay rent and does not help out around the house and they want him out — they have even offered him cash to leave . . .

The Rotondo’s have issued five notices of eviction and now have a case before the New York state Supreme Court, Fox News reported. Which means the parents have been denied in lower courts.

Michael Rotondo contends that the five written notices did not provide him with a reasonable amount of time to vacate, citing a previous case as precedent “that there is a Common law requirement of six-month notice to quit before tenant may be removed through ejectment action.”

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Incredulous Parents Are Furious After School Holds a Moment of Silence for Hamas Terrorists

New York City parents are furious over a school’s call for students to observe a moment of silence in honor of Palestinians who died in Gaza border clashes.

The Beacon School in Manhattan came under fire for the tribute to victims of protests organized by Hamas in which more than 60 were killed by Israeli forces last week during clashes. The terrorist group saw 50 members killed in the border violence.

“I am extremely upset because I did not send my child to a New York City public school to pray for Hamas operatives,” one Jewish parent told the New York Post. . .

“As a Jewish student, I could see a lot of my Jewish friends get very weird when the moment of silence started,” student Sophie Steinberg said. “I think that’s Beacon’s nature — to not be divisive but to bring up the things that no one wants to talk about.”

“I just don’t think any school should be promoting a moment of silence for terrorists. What if it was Islamic terrorists in ISIS?” the mother of one student said. “No school would be having that over the loudspeaker.” (Read more from “Incredulous Parents Are Furious After School Holds a Moment of Silence for Hamas Terrorists” HERE)

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FBI Reviewing Claims Against ‘Head-Twisting’ Abortionist

Allegations against a Texas abortionist by former employees that he killed infants who survived abortion by “slashing or twisting their necks” are being reviewed by the FBI, says a new report.

It was some six years ago that the pro-life activists at Operation Rescue released a report that included graphic images of dead victims and comments from former workers for Douglas Karpen.

They claimed he performed “illegal late-term abortions,” providing evidence “in the form of photos taken on their cell phones” at Karpen’s Houston abortion business. . .

Operation Rescue said it “later learned that grand jury was tainted by improper communications between then-District Attorney Devon Anderson and Karpen’s criminal defense attorney Chip Lewis, who were close family friends.” . . .

“The letter I received from the Department of Justice is encouraging. The photos depict wounds inflicted on those babies that could not have been done inside the womb. After having personally attended the Pennsylvania trial of Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted of murdering living babies after failed abortions, I knew we could never give up seeking prosecutions for Karpen’s similar crimes,” said Sullenger. “We are grateful for this new FBI investigation that has renewed our hope that Karpen may finally be brought to justice.” (Read more from “FBI Reviewing Claims Against ‘Head-Twisting’ Abortionist” HERE)

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Robots Can Now Grow Human Organs

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system.

The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according to Benjamin Freedman, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the UW School of Medicine, who led the research effort.

“This is a new ‘secret weapon’ in our fight against disease,’ said Freedman, who is a scientist at the UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, as well as at the Kidney Research Institute, a collaboration between the Northwest Kidney Centers and UW Medicine.

A report describing the new technique will be published online May 17 in the journal Cell Stem Cell. The lead authors were research scientists Stefan Czerniecki, and Nelly Cruz from the Freedman lab, and Dr. Jennifer Harder, assistant professor of internal medicine, Division of Nephrology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, where she is a kidney disease specialist.

The traditional way to grow cells for biomedical research, Freeman explained, is to culture them as flat, two-dimensional sheets, which are overly simplistic. In recent years, researchers have been increasingly successful in growing stem cells into more complex, three-dimensional structures called mini-organs or organoids. These resemble rudimentary organs and in many ways behave similarly. While these properties make organoids ideal for biomedical research, they also pose a challenge for mass production. The ability to mass produce organoids is the most exciting potential applications of the new robotic technology, according to the developers. (Read more from “Robots Can Now Grow Human Organs” HERE)

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Judicial Watch: Obama Can Still Be Impeached

If Congress is considering impeachment charges related to the 2016 election, they should center not on President Trump but on former President Obama “and his Nixonian use of various agencies to target candidate Trump,” contends Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. . .

The Judicial Watch chief was referring to the operation codenamed “Crossfire Hurricane,” reported May 16 by the New York Times, which had at least one “government informant” in the Trump campaign who met several times with campaign volunteers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos. . .

He noted the Jan. 6, 2017, meeting at Trump Tower in which then-FBI director James Comey informed Trump of the “salacious and unverified” allegation in the Steele dossier of an incident with prostitutes at a Moscow hotel. Trump later said he thought Comey was trying to blackmail him. Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, Fitton pointed out, later wrote a “CYA” email after a Jan. 5, 2017, to memorialized an Oval Office meeting she attended with Obama and Comey in which they discussed confronting Trump the next day with the dossier information. . .

Fitton pointed out that the White House won’t be subject to public-records disclosure for years, but Congress can obtain them, and the president has authority to release the records as well. . .

The history professor, Murphy, said that while a former president could be impeached, he views a “lengthy and contentious impeachment process” as a waste of time, because any impeachment proceeding would necessarily involve federal crimes that could be more easily prosecuted through the criminal justice system. (Read more from “Judicial Watch: Obama Can Still Be Impeached” HERE)

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