California Rep Claims Trump Could ‘Face Jail Time’

By The Washington Examiner. California Rep. Adam Schiff said Sunday he believes President Trump could spend time in jail once he leaves the White House, after his former attorney Michael Cohen implicated him in campaign finance violations.

“My takeaway is there’s a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him. That he may be the first president in quite some time to face the real prospect of jail time,” the California Democrat said on ABC’s “This Week.”

Schiff, who likely will lead the House Intelligence Committee next year, has been a persistent critic of Trump’s during special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Trump referred to him on Twitter last month as ” little Adam Schitt.” (Read more from “California Rep Claims Trump Could ‘Face Jail Time'” HERE)

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Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump

By AP. Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals. . .

Rep. Jerry Nadler, the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, described the details in prosecutors’ filings Friday in the case of Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as evidence that Trump was “at the center of a massive fraud.” . . .

In the filings, prosecutors in New York for the first time link Trump to a federal crime of illegal payments to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office also laid out previously undisclosed contacts between Trump associates and Russian intermediaries and suggested the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his Republican campaign by playing to both his political and personal business interests. (Read more from “Top House Dems Raise Prospect of Impeachment, Jail for Trump” HERE)

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Dem Floats Impeachment, Says New Mueller Revelations Could Justify Removing Trump

By The Daily Caller. New evidence suggesting that President Donald Trump directed his onetime fixer Michael Cohen to break campaign finance laws could constitute an impeachable offense, Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York told CNN’s Jack Tapper Sunday.

Nadler is the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which drafts articles of impeachment.

“They would be impeachable offenses,” Nadler said. “Whether they are important enough to justify an impeachment is a different question. But, certainly, they would be impeachable offenses, because, even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office.”

Nadler went on to say that the outgoing Republican majority in Congress effectively shielded the president from legal exposure, but that the new Democratic majority would not do so. From his new perch as Judiciary chair, Nadler is expected to investigate the administration on a range of topics.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller released a charging memo recommending a “substantial” prison sentence for Cohen on Friday. The document alleges that Cohen executed a $130,000 hush payment to Stephanie Clifford, who appears in adult films under the name “Stormy Daniels,” at Trump’s direction. (Read more from “Dem Floats Impeachment, Says New Mueller Revelations Could Justify Removing Trump” HERE)

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Comey: Trump Is Lucky a Sitting President Can’t Be Indicted for Being Linked to Cohen Case

By Fox News. Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday in an interview that President Trump, if it’s proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, would be in violation of campaign finance laws, but he is lucky that the rule of the Justice Department remains that a sitting president cannot be indicted.

“I don’t know,” Comey replied to an MSNBC host at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, when asked if Trump is now an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the case of Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. “Not in the formal sense that he’s been named in an indictment. … But if he’s not there, he’s certainly close given the language in the filing that the crimes were committed at his direction.”

In filings Friday, prosecutors in New York linked Trump to a federal crime of illegal payments to buy the silence of two women during the 2016 campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office also laid out contacts between Trump associates and Russian intermediaries, and suggested the Kremlin aimed early on to influence Trump and his Republican campaign by playing to his political and personal business interests. (Read more from “Comey: Trump Is Lucky a Sitting President Can’t Be Indicted for Being Linked to Cohen Case” HERE)

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Twitter CEO Finds Himself in Hot Water Over Tweets

Twitter users dug up a handful of tweets posted by the social media platform’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, leading to criticism of his comments.

One tweet in particular led people to accuse the tech giant of being “transphobic.” In a post from 2006 Dorsey called his airplane seat mate a “transvestite.” . . .

The attention comes just weeks after Twitter announced additional stipulations to its Hateful Conduct Policy meant to protect the transgender community. In addition to forbidding any “slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes,” the policy now includes restrictions on “misgendering” or “dead-naming” transgender individuals. . .

But it’s not just Dorsey’s old tweets that have put him in hot water. A thread posted by the CEO Sunday describing a recent meditation trip he took to Myanmar that has gotten him accused of being insensitive and “tone-deaf.”

Users complained that he lauded the country as a tourist destination, without making any mention of the enormous humanitarian crisis going on there. Critics quickly picked apart the thread, noting Dorsey’s neglect to mention the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya people in the area.

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Comey: Dossier Was Unverified Before and After FBI Used It to Obtain Spy Warrants

By The Daily Caller. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress Friday that the FBI had not verified the Steele dossier prior to relying on the salacious document to obtain spy warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

According to a transcript of Comey’s testimony released on Saturday, the former FBI chief also asserted that it was “not necessary” for the FBI to assess the sources that dossier author Christopher Steele used to compile his report, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign.

“I think I’ve dealt with warrants where you just identify that your primary [confidential informant], or primary source, has subsources, and so long as the court is aware of that phenomenon and that you’re speaking to the reliability of the primary source, to my mind, that’s a totally legit warrant application,” he said.

Comey told lawmakers that “work was ongoing” by the time he was fired on May 9, 2017, to “to replicate, either rule in or rule out” as much of the dossier as possible.

He said that by the time he was fired on May 9, 2017, he “still didn’t know whether there was anything to it,” referring to the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. (Read more from “Comey: Dossier Was Unverified Before and After FBI Used It to Obtain Spy Warrants” HERE)

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Comey: Trump ‘Certainly Close’ to Being Unindicted Co-Conspirator

By The Hill. Former FBI Director James Comey said Sunday that President Trump is “certainly close” to being an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing investigation into campaign finance violations.

Comey said during a discussion with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace during an event that Trump does not fit the description in the “formal sense” because he hasn’t been named in an indictment.

“But if he’s not there, he’s certainly close given the language in the filing that the crimes were committed at his direction,” Comey said, referring to a filing from federal prosecutors last Friday that said Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, “acted in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump in steering illegal payments during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Read more from “Comey: Trump ‘Certainly Close’ to Being Unindicted Co-Conspirator” HERE)

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58 Arrested, Numerous for Murder, in Illegal Immigration Sweep

By AP. Dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally were apprehended in a series of sweeps in New England this week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Friday.

Agents arrested 58 people in raids in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Connecticut, officials said. The arrests happened over five days ending Dec. 4. . .

Among those rounded up were a 67-year-old native of Brazil arrested in Lynn, Massachusetts, who is wanted for murder in Brazil, and a 59-year old Brazilian arrested in Putnam, Connecticut, who is also wanted in that country for murder, according to ICE. (Read more from “58 Arrested in New England Illegal Immigration Sweep” HERE)

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Obama Ok’d $310 Million in Free Legal Advice to Illegal Immigrants

By Washington Examiner. The Obama administration approved $310 million in free legal advice to young illegal immigrants despite federal law barring charging taxpayers for helping immigrants avoid deportation, according to a new report.

The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that the funding was provided to a top legal defense group to help unaccompanied alien children under the age of 18 land with a sponsor in the U.S.

In 2015 and 2016, contracts reviewed by IRLI showed that several worth $310 million went to one nonprofit legal group, the Vera Institute of Justice. A top director has ties to liberal philanthropist George Soros.

At issue, said the group, is immigration law that bars using tax dollars to help illegal immigrants avoid deportation. In a report, IRLI said:

The Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 292, states that aliens in removal proceedings “shall have the privilege of being represented (at no expense to the government).” Immigrant special interest groups, sometimes on behalf of unaccompanied minors, have tried since 1996 to challenge this section, claiming it violates aliens’ rights. Federal courts have always rejected these claims.

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This AR-15 Certification Ordinance Sure Sounds Like a Test Run for a Gun Registry

Remember when Boulder, Colorado banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles? They also banned high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, giving gun owners with such magazines until July 15, 2018 to either sell them or dispose of them—whatever that means. Most likely, you’ll have to turn them over to the authorities. Now, there is a grandfather clauseallowing residents who already owned AR-15s to keep them as long as they got a certificate by the local sheriff’s office. Well, that date is rapidly approaching. AR-15 owners who fall within this clause have until December 27 to certify their weapons. If owners don’t certify, they won’t be allowed to own their rifles within city limits. So far, only 85 rifles have been certified (via Denver Post):

Boulder police have certified 85 assault weapons to residents with less than a month to go before all such firearms will need to be verified or removed from the city.

A ban on the sale or possession of assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and bump stocks was passed unanimously in May by Boulder city council. Guns already owned by residents were grandfathered in; council gave residents until the end of the year to obtain a certificate.

Certification is not a registry; the department keeps no records or paperwork of any kind. The only information they have is a handwritten count, said Boulder police Sgt. Dave Spraggs. Eighty-seven certificates have been issued to date. Two of those were redundancies, for the same weapon shared between a husband and wife.

This is nonsense. And yes, it may not be a registry, but it sure sounds like a test run. We all know that the anti-gun Left wants to shred the Constitution, ban firearms, and confiscate them by force if necessary. How can one do that efficiently? You need a gun registry, which is why the universal background check push is such a fraud. We have enough laws on the books to protect law-abiding citizenry from criminals and nutcases seeking to commit heinous acts. (Read more from “This AR-15 Certification Ordinance Sure Sounds Like a Test Run for a Gun Registry” HERE)

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Ocasio-Cortez Threatens to Retaliate Against Trump Jr. over Meme, Twitter Explodes with Accusations of Ethics Violations

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the powers of her elected office to retaliate against Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president’s son posted a meme trolling her on his personal Instagram account.

“I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.” . . .

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Bombshell: Giuliani Says Mueller Investigation Thinks Trump Knew About Trump Tower Meeting

On Friday, President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani dropped some bombshell news: he says that the Robert Mueller special counsel team doesn’t believe Trump when Trump claims that he was unaware of a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian-connected lawyer.

Giuliani stated, “In the questioning of [former Trump campaign Paul] Manafort, they did tell them at the time that they believed he was lying about certain things related to us that he’s not lying about.” That meeting, details of which were revealed by Donald Trump Jr., surrounded an open attempt by a Russian go-between, Rob Goldstone, to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton – an attempt celebrated via email by Trump Jr. Trump has denied knowledge of the meeting. Other attendees of the meeting reportedly included Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Michael Cohen, who currently has a plea deal with Mueller, has also said that Trump had knowledge of the meeting.

On June 7, the day the meeting was confirmed between Trump Jr. and Goldstone, Trump gave a speech in which he stated, “I am going to give a major speech on probably Monday of next week and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very imformative and very, very interesting.” The speech never took place, but Hope Hicks, a trusted campaign aide, said it had nothing to do with the Trump Tower meeting anyway. In the end, the meeting came to nothing, as the Russian lawyer wanted to speak only about lifting American sanctions pressure.

According to Giuliani, the Mueller team tried to cudgel Manafort into attributing knowledge of the meeting to Trump in exchange for continuing with his plea deal. Giuliani said, “They repeated that conduct over and over again which gives us a clear indication of what they want him to say in order to get him out of solitary confinement. I find that abominable.” (Read more from “Bombshell: Giuliani Says Mueller Investigation Thinks Trump Knew About Trump Tower Meeting” HERE)

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Immigration Flood Numbers STILL Rising. Will Trump Be the President to Stop It?

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Customs and Border Protection has just reported that November set a new record for family units invading our border.

It feels like it was just last week when I wrote about the record border numbers from September and just yesterday when I wrote that the October numbers blew out the previous record. Now we have blown out the October numbers.

Overall, in November, 51,856 individuals were apprehended at the southern border between points of entry, while another 10,600 were apprehended at the points of entry. Those overall monthly numbers were only surpassed four times during the Obama administration. But the real kicker is the continued skyrocketing number of people coming with children, which demonstrates this is all about gaming the system and not legitimate asylum. A total of 30,154 family units were apprehended, 25,172 between points of entry and 4,982 at the points of entry. One can only imagine how many bad guys were able to slip in without being interdicted because border agents were busy apprehending these families.

While the number of unaccompanied teenagers has remained relatively steady after the initial rise last year, the number of family units apprehended between points of entry skyrocketed by almost 2,151 percent since the rock-bottom numbers of the Trump effect in the spring of 2017. The numbers tripled just since the early summer, when the entire political class engaged in public virtue-signaling over “separating families.” Now they can all hang their heads in shame knowing that they are responsible not just for the immeasurable public charge and public safety concern to Americans but all of the hardships that are endured by these kids at the hands of the cartels. Virtue-signaling without any facts is no virtue at all.

More specifically, there was an 1866 percent increase in family units coming to the El Paso sector in fiscal year 2019 so far over FY 2018. This is a very disturbing trend given that the violent Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and several warring factions operate there. El Paso used to be less of a human smuggling corridor than San Diego and Tucson; now it has become the number-two route behind the Rio Grande sector in the far east of Texas.

Worse, Middle Eastern immigrants have been known to cross this part of the border, and the influx of bogus asylum-seekers that is now occupying the Border Patrol in the region will strategically distract BP from interdicting some of the more problematic migrants. CJNG was designated by the Justice Department as a top transnational organized crime threat in October because it is “one of the largest, most dangerous drug cartels currently operating in Mexico” that is “responsible for trafficking many tons of cocaine, methamphetamine and fentanyl-laced heroin into the United States, as well as for violence and significant loss of life in Mexico.”

There is still some speculation that CJNG, or a rival cartel attempting to frame CJNG, might have been responsible for a grenade attack on the U.S. consulate in Guadalajara. CJNG vehemently denied the attack, which makes sense because they don’t want our government to finally turn our military might against the cartels, as we should have been doing for years rather than getting involved in tribal wars in the Middle East. These cartels have their agents and enforcers in every major city in our country thanks to our disregard for our own border. They are fueling a lot of the violence in Chicago.

You can imagine that with an 1866 percent increase in migration of family units through this territory, it has tied down border agents and opened up a clear avenue for CJNG or other cartels to bring in record numbers of drugs, criminals, and possibly terrorists through the gaps created by our “compassion.” As Brandon Judd, president of the Border Patrol Council, explained to me, “Taking agents out of the field creates artificial gaps in our coverage and allows cartels to smuggle [in] their higher-value contraband, such as opioids and criminal aliens or persons from special-interest countries, through the gaps.”

If you want to know why we have a drug crisis, the catch-and-release magnet bringing in bogus asylum seekers and empowering these cartels through cash flow, tactical logistics, and serving as their drug mules is the single biggest reason.

Which brings us back to our political leaders. During his inaugural address, President Trump lamented, “We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own.” December 21, when the newest continuing resolution expires, will be his time for choosing – his time for fulfilling his promise.

When deciding whether to veto the final budget bill, Trump must contemplate whether he wants to be the president who finally stopped the invasion at our border or the president who oversees an even larger invasion than Obama did. He must decide whether he will be the man to finally put the drug cartels out of business or the man to pave the way for these cartels to send even more impoverished Central Americans over our borders while killing our people with drugs and flooding our urban areas with the most violent transnational criminal gangs. (For more from the author of “Immigration Flood Numbers Still Rising. Will Trump Be the President to Stop It?” please click HERE)

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Schumer and Pelosi Play Hardball with Republicans

The new Democratic House majority isn’t even seated yet, and Democratic leaders in Congress are already putting President Donald Trump to the test with legislative demands that were unthinkable under a GOP majority.

On Thursday, Congress passed a two-week continuing resolution to fund the government past the December 7 deadline, kicking the can down the road till Christmas to strike a deal on appropriations or risk a partial government “shutdown.” President Trump wants $5 billion in funding for a border wall, a proposal Democrats are rejecting. Some have suggested Trump might offer DACA amnesty in exchange for border wall funding, but presumptive House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters yesterday the wall and amnesty for dreamers are “two different subjects.” So a wall funding/DACA deal seems unlikely in the House, which means congressional wall funding is off the table until 2020, when Republicans have a chance to take back the majority.

Over in the Senate, Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is setting the terms of surrender for Republicans on another of Trump’s major priorities. In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Schumer writes that any deal on an infrastructure program must include “policies and funding” that transition the United States to “a clean-energy economy.” This is code language for fuel taxes and subsidies for “green energy.” Schumer also calls for “massive investments in renewable-energy infrastructure” (meaning massive spending), tax credits for clean-energy production, and undefined programs to “reduce the amount of carbon we release into the atmosphere.” That likely means outright bans of certain fossil fuels, or a carbon tax or cap-and-trade scheme like the one President Obama attempted to enact.

Why does Schumer get to make these demands as the leader of the minority party in the Senate? Why do he and Pelosi get to make demands on wall funding? As Schumer writes, “For any legislation to pass the Senate, 60 votes are required.” Once again, the Senate filibuster will be abused by Senate Democrats to force their priorities through Congress or shut the legislature down through obstruction. The Senate has already shown itself to be the chamber where conservative legislation dies. The question for the next two years is: Will Republicans kill leftist legislation?

With a presidential election on the horizon, House Democrats will not act like Republicans and water down their bills to be palatable to the Senate. They will continue to play hardball. Is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., prepared to tell the House that no progressive bills will advance in the Senate? Is President Trump prepared to veto ill-conceived bipartisan “compromises” that advance the Left’s agenda while selling conservatives out? (For more from the author of “Schumer and Pelosi Play Hardball with Republicans” please click HERE)

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