Ben Rhodes Invokes Bin Laden to Shame Trump — Then the Seal Who Shot Him Spoke Up

Former Obama foreign policy advisor Ben Rhodes took a shot at President Donald Trump on Wednesday after learning that the White House had revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance.

Citing Brennan’s involvement in the raid that killed 9/11 terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Rhodes seemed to suggest that proved Brennan was above reproach.

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan Has Solution to Recent Terror Attacks — It Rivals His Knife Ban for Sheer Brilliance

London Mayor Sadiq Khan responded to Wednesday’s reported terror attack by suggesting that vehicles be banned in certain parts of the city, particularly near the government buildings where Parliament meets.

Khan told BBC Radio that the important thing was to ensure that the people continued to have access to their government, but that measures to keep members of Parliament safe would benefit everyone.

“I think there would be lots of challenges if we would do the whole square. It is a thoroughfare for cars, vehicles and commercial deliveries going through London. So it’s possible to have a designed solution … in keeping our buildings and people as safe as we can do. And also not losing what is so wonderful about our city that is a vibrant democracy, people can walk around safely.”

Since July of 2016, when a man in a rented truck drove into a crowd in Nice, France, vehicle-based attacks have been on the rise — particularly in Europe where many cities have stricter regulations on guns and knives.

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ISIS Fighter Wanted for Murder Posed as a Refugee to Get Into the U.S.

An ISIS fighter who posed as a refugee to get into the United States was arrested in California by FBI agents this week.

Before his detainment, forty-five year old Omar Ameen was wanted for the murder of an Iraqi police officer and officials allege he engaged in a number of terrorist activities in his home country. . .

“Ameen, originally of Rawah, in the Anbar province of Iraq, fled Iraq following the alleged murder, and later settled in Sacramento as a purported refugee. It is alleged that Ameen’s family supported and assisted the installation of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Rawah, and that Ameen was a member of AQI and ISIS,” the Justice Department released. “It is also alleged that he participated in various activities in support of those terrorist organizations, including helping to plant improvised explosive devices, and committing the murder that is the subject of the extradition request. Ameen concealed his membership in those terrorist groups when he applied for refugee status, and later when he applied for a green card in the United States.” . . .

“The Iraqi arrest warrant and extradition request allege that after the town of Rawah, Iraq fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) on June 21, 2014, Ameen entered the town with a caravan of ISIS vehicles and drove to the house of the victim, who had served as an officer in the Rawah Police Department,” DOJ says. “On the evening of June 22, 2014, after the caravan arrived at the victim’s house, Ameen and other members of the convoy allegedly opened fire on the victim. Ameen then allegedly fired his weapon at the victim while the victim was on the ground, killing him.” (Read more from “ISIS Fighter Wanted for Murder Posed as a Refugee to Get Into the U.S.” HERE)

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Suspect From Extremist Muslim Compound Is an Illegal Alien

One of five suspects arrested at an “extremist Muslim” compound in northern New Mexico is originally from Haiti — and has lived in the U.S. illegally for more than 20 years, federal officials said Wednesday.

Jany Leveille, 35, was detained by immigration officials Tuesday and soon must appear before a judge to resolve her immigration status, which could lead to her deportation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said in a statement. . .

Leveille moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., from Haiti in 1998 after her father died, Von Cehelet Leveille, the woman’s brother, told Reuters. She has moved several times since coming to the U.S., living in Georgia, Philadelphia and New York after separating from her husband, the brother said.

Leveille lived at the New Mexico compound with her current husband Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and their children since January, prosecutors said. She has six children, ages 1 to 15, her brother told Reuters. . .

The children discovered at the compound earlier this month were both trained to use firearms and taught multiple tactical techniques in order to kill teachers, law enforcement officers and other representatives of institutions they found corrupt, state prosecutors said on Monday. (Read more from “Suspect From Extremist Muslim Compound Is an Illegal Alien” HERE)

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Pro-Life Activist Held at Gun Point Outside Abortion Center

A man accused of pointing a loaded rifle at an [pro-life] protester outside a clinic in Granite City on Saturday says he was holding an unloaded gun for self-defense. . .

The [pro-life] protester, John Ryan, says he was approaching a car outside the Hope Clinic for Women, at 1602 21st Street, when a man inside pointed a rifle at him.

“He must have had it in his lap and just lifted it,” said Ryan, who regularly protests outside area clinics that perform abortions. He said he had approached the car holding baby onesies in one hand and “Defenders of the Unborn” cards in the other, as he often does at protests. . .

Court documents listed the rifle as a Hi-Point model 995. It was found “loaded, uncased and immediately accessible,” resulting in the charge, police said. The charge does not accuse him of pointing a gun.

No shots were fired and no one was injured, police said. “The thing we want to stress is that this was an isolated incident and nobody got hurt,” said Detective Lt. Mike Nordstrom. (Read more from “Pro-Life Activist Held at Gun Point Outside Abortion Center” HERE)

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Russian Strategic Bombers Deploy Near Alaska

The Russian military says that two nuclear-capable strategic bombers have flown to the easternmost Chukotka Peninsula, near Alaska, as part of an air force exercise.

The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tu-160 bombers flew about 7,000 kilometers (4,350 Miles) from their home base near Saratov in southwestern Russia to Anadyr, on Chukotka, before returning to their home base. The ministry said the mission was the first time the bombers had flown to Chukotka, which faces Alaska across the Bering Strait.

The ministry said the air force exercise also involved the Tu-95 strategic bombers and tanker planes. (Read more from “Russian Strategic Bombers Deploy Near Alaska” HERE)

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Lois Lerner Case Explodes: McCain’s Campaign Supposedly Involved in a Nasty Way

. . .One of a number of scandals that plagued President Barack Obama and his administration involved the IRS targeting tea party groups after 2010. It seemed that their tax-exempt status requests were denied or delayed due to intense political partisanship in the agency.

In May 2013, The Washington Post reported that the IRS’s exempt-organizations division director Lois Lerner “let slip” the week prior “that low-level IRS staffers had focused extra scrutiny on conservative groups with words such as ‘tea party’ or ‘patriot’ in their names.” . . .

When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, some held out hope that the perceived injustices from Obama’s tenure would somehow be made right. However, in September 2017, Trump’s administration had already preemptively declined to pursue criminal charges against Lerner “based on the available evidence,” according to Fox News.

But more has since been uncovered about the scandal. Government watchdog group Judicial Watch has obtained and released “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.”

Meeting notes from April 30, 2013, involving Kerner, Lerner, “and other high-ranking IRS officials” were obtained by JW. With the meeting taking place only 10 days before the IRS scandal exploded into the public view, they are particularly incriminating against Kerner and Lerner. (Read more from “Lois Lerner Case Explodes: McCain’s Supposedly Involved in a Nasty Way” HERE)

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Judge Now Receiving Death Threats Over Muslim Compound Ruling

A New Mexico judge’s life was threatened and her courthouse was placed on lockdown after she cleared the way for five defendants arrested on child abuse charges at a squalid makeshift living compound, where a 3-year-old boy’s body was found, to be released on bail pending trial, officials said.

Judge Sarah Backus became the target of a backlash following her ruling Monday that prosecutors failed to show the defendants, arrested at the compound on suspicion of training 11 children to use firearms for an anti-government mission, posed a threat to the community, instead ruling that they were entitled to be released on bail pending trial.

“One caller told a court staffer that he wished someone would come and smash the judge’s head. Another caller said that her throat would be slit,” Barry Massey, spokesman for the New Mexico Administrative Office of Courts, told ABC News on Wednesday. “Then there were other calls that threatened violence against all the staff in the courthouse.”

By Tuesday afternoon, the staff at the Taos County courthouse where Backus works had received roughly 200 angry phone calls and emails blasting her decision, Massey said.

Massey said the threats against Backus and the entire staff of the courthouse in Taos, New Mexico, prompted the sheriff’s department to lock down the courthouse for several hours on Tuesday afternoon. (Read more from “Judge Now Receiving Death Threats Over Muslim Compound Ruling” HERE)

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Watch: Punk Rocker Jumps off Stage, Attacks Trump Supporter in Middle of Concert

. . .A fan of the once-big band Social Distortion went to a recent show in Sacramento and says that the lead singer attacked and brutally beat him because he was a supporter of President Trump.

Tim Hildebrand, who describes himself as a “Republican farmer,” says the singer, 56-year-old Mike Ness, began ripping on Trump — and America — during the band’s July 15 show at Ace of Spades. Hildebrand took offense, according to CBS Local Sacramento. . .

He said he told Ness, “I pretty much said I paid for your music, not your politics.” Then Ness “takes his guitar off, jumps off the stage and proceeds to punch me multiple times in the head,” Hildebrand said.

Afterward, the lifelong Social Distortion fan says he was dragged out of the venue, but has filed a police report and plans to press charges. “Someone that has the status that he does shouldn’t get away with assaulting someone.”

Hildebrand says he was badly injured in the attack, suffering two black eyes, a split lip, a concussion, and some loose teeth. And he says other fans of the band took part, too. (Read more from “Punk Rocker Jumps off Stage, Attacks Trump Supporter in Middle of Concert” HERE)

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Media Conspiracy Theories About Devin Nunes Are Getting out of Control

. . .The Washington Post headline was “Devin Nunes, in secretly recorded tape, tells donors GOP majority is necessary to protect Trump: ‘We’re the only ones.’” The article by Isaac Stanley-Becker is downright hilarious. It makes Maddow seem calm.

It notes that Nunes publicly speaks in the same way he was “caught” speaking at the fundraiser, but adds that there is a nefarious new step of coming up with the crazy idea that Democrats might want to impeach the president even though the aggressive special counsel has not provided any reason for impeachment:

… Nunes took the new step of tying the investigation to the midterm elections this fall. In comments captured in an audio recording aired Wednesday by ‘The Rachel Maddow Show,’ Nunes laid out in stark terms the rationale for preserving the GOP majority in Congress.

‘If Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones, which is really the danger,’ Nunes said at an event for Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, referring to Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, and Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel. Sessions said last year that he would keep his distance from inquiries related to the 2016 election, owing to his role in Trump’s campaign — a move that has frustrated the president, leading him to blame his own attorney general for the ‘Russian Witch Hunt Hoax.’

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And I think at this point we can all agree that The Washington Post is not going to hold the FBI or DOJ accountable for any misdeeds in recent years. This is the paper, after all, that has yet to have one of its own reporters even mention the latest news with Bruce Ohr, much less write the dozens of hard-hitting investigative pieces people have every right to expect at this stage.

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