DEEP STATE IN TOTAL CONTROL: President’s FBI Raids Home of Trump Lawyer Following Recent Scandal

By WND. The FBI raided the office, home and hotel room of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday and seized records there, according to the New York Times.

And now federal authorities have possession of emails and other communications exchanged between Trump and his personal lawyer, which could expose the president to further scrutiny.

Cohen is being investigated for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, three sources told the Washington Post Monday evening.

The records taken by the federal bureau include those related to payments made to a pornographic actress known as Stormy Daniels, a woman who claims she had sex with Trump in 2006. In addition to records related to payments made to Daniels, the FBI also reportedly took copies of emails, tax records and business documents. The investigators also confiscated Cohen’s phone and computer.

The Times noted, “The seized records include communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, which would likely require a special team of agents to review because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected from scrutiny in most instances.” (Read more from “FBI Raids Home of Trump Lawyer Following Recent Scandal” HERE)

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What to Make of the FBI’s Raid of Michael Cohen’s Office: A Former Agent Reads the Tea Leaves

By NY Daily News. . .What today’s action demonstrates is that the special counsel is not only conducting a serious investigation of Russia interference in our democracy, and of those U.S. persons who may have colluded or conspired or otherwise enabled it, but a thorough one.

As one who’s seen Mueller in action up close and personally for a lot of years, I have long expected nothing less.

What is particularly interesting about today’s action, however, is not that it is serious or thorough, but that it was based on a referral from the special counsel to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York.

Media speculation has suggested the primary basis for the referral was the $130,000 “hush money” payment Cohen made to pornographic-film actress Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, who has said repeatedly and quite convincingly that she had an affair with Trump.

But it is quite possible that was not the only basis for the search warrant used to authorize the action. Scope is a big deal in a federal search warrant. Typically, investigators can’t just take anything they please. This is particularly true in a search of a lawyer’s office, where protection of “privileged information” is the most sacred of legal cows. (Read more from “What to Make of the FBI’s Raid of Michael Cohen’s Office: A Former Agent Reads the Tea Leaves” HERE)

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James Woods Calls Authorities on California Senator’s Immigrant Pity Party: Shuts That Shindig Right Down!

. . .The California senator was shredded on Twiitter by actor James Woods when she whined about illegal immigrants not getting “critical health care.”

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America’s homeless as well as “overwhelming numbers” of American veterans go without proper health care everyday, but apparently for Harris and her Democratic cohorts, those who came to the U.S. illegally should be the ones getting the priority on health care.

Others on Twitter agreed with Woods.

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Syria Chemical Attack: France’s President ‘Has Proof’

By BBC. France’s President Emmanuel Macron says he has “proof” that the Syrian government attacked the town of Douma with chemical weapons last weekend.

He said he would decide “in due course” whether to respond with air strikes.

Urine and blood samples from victims of the attack have tested positive for chlorine and a nerve agent, media reports quote US officials as saying.

Western states are thought to be preparing for missile strikes. Russia strongly opposes such action . . .

He did not give the source of his information but said: “We have proof that last week chemical weapons, at least chlorine, were used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad.” (Read more from “Syria Chemical Attack: France’s President ‘Has Proof'” HERE)

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France and UK Prepare Syria Response as Assad Warns West to Stay Out

By CNN. President Bashar al-Assad is warning the West against attacking Syria as President Donald Trump’s international allies make preparations to join the United States in any military action against the regime in response to last week’s suspected chemical attack.

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s senior ministers agreed on the need for action against Syria at a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, but Downing Street did not specify what measures the UK would take.

May spoke with Trump on Thursday night about the international response to Syria, and they “agreed that the Assad regime had established a pattern of dangerous behavior in relation to the use of chemical weapons,” according to a statement a Downing Street spokesperson shared with CNN.

“They agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged, and on the need to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime. They agreed to keep working closely together on the international response,” the statement said. (Read more from “France and UK Prepare Syria Response as Assad Warns West to Stay Out” HERE)

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Country Bans Online Sale of Bibles

In another move against the country’s lucrative religious scene, online sales of the Bible have been prohibited in China.

As reported by The New York Times, the Chinese Government has banned retailers such as Amazon, JD.com, Taobao and numerous others from selling the book. Internet searches for the Bible came up empty by Thursday morning.

However, some retailers still offered analyses of the religious text and even illustrated storybooks.

The rule is just one of many implemented to control the foreign country’s Christian community, whose holy text cannot be bought or sold through normal commercial channels like other religions such as Taoism or Buddhism.

In China’s longstanding effort to control the widespread influence of the Christian belief system, Bibles could only legally be sold through church bookstores — until a loophole was found in online shopping that made it more readily available.

According to The Times, closing this loophole effectively allows the Beijing state to further impose religious regulations as the country has recently tightened rules on both Christianity and Islam.

In fact, from 2014 to 2016, China saw some of its worst persecution against Christianity followed by a crack-down on what was seen as an influence of Islam.

In what he deemed a “battle against illegal constructions,” China’s Minister of Housing Chen Zhenggao had the crosses of nearly 1,500 churches in the Chinese province of Zhejiang destroyed or torn down by late 2014.

In a speech to China’s estimated 100 million Christians, Zhenggao stated that they should learn from what happened in Zhejiang.

The government has also stepped up its measures in controlling the influence of Islam, where crackdowns on public displays of faith — such as women wearing headscarves, men wearing long beards and shops not selling pork products, tobacco or alcohol — have also been seen.

The restrictions to two of the world’s largest religions are part of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s efforts to promote “traditional values,” as the foreign country has been serious in its promotion of Buddhism, Taoism and other folk religions.

The restriction also comes during a time when China has been engaged in a series of negotiations with the Vatican in order to effectively end the “underground church,” which began nearly 70 years ago after the global church and the Chinese government split.

As the Catholic church retains its anti-Communist stance, not much has been said on the negotiations, though some observers have alluded to new measures cracking down on the religion.

On Tuesday, a government spokesman outlined China’s approach by stating the Vatican wouldn’t hold sway over the clergy working in China — a statement that came swiftly after a government reorganization in which the Communist Party has taken over all religious policy and affiliation.

“It sounds like the opposition force within the Chinese authorities who oppose the Vatican-China relations have their voice,” said Yang Fenggang, who is head of the Center on Religion and Chinese Society at Purdue University.

“It clearly shows that they worry,” he said. “Or are concerned about Catholics as well as Protestants.” (For more from the author of “Country Bans Online Sale of Bibles” please click HERE)

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Crazed McCain Makes Idiotic Claim That Assad Gassed His Own People Because Trump Said US is Leaving Syria

By CNN. Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that President Donald Trump’s comments that the US military would leave Syria “very soon” had emboldened Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, resulting in the reported chemical weapons attack Saturday that killed dozens of the country’s civilians.

“President Trump last week signaled to the world that the United States would prematurely withdraw from Syria,” the Arizona senator said in a statement. “Bashar Assad and his Russian and Iranian backers have heard him, and emboldened by American inaction, Assad has reportedly launched another chemical attack against innocent men, women and children, this time in Douma.”

The statement from the hawkish chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee came hours after Trump tweeted that there would be a “big price to pay” for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. Trump’s tweets pinned blame for the situation there on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support for Assad and former US President Barack Obama’s past policy in the war-torn nation. (Read more about “Crazed McCain Makes Idiotic Claim” HERE)

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Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack

By The New York Times. The British Foreign Office called for an urgent investigation and said that if the use of chemical weapons proved to be true, “it is further proof of Assad’s brutality.”

The United States government said it was working to verify whether chemical weapons had been used. A new, confirmed chemical attack in Syria would pose a dilemma for President Trump, who ordered military strikes on a Syrian air base after a chemical attack last year to punish Mr. Assad but has more recently said he wanted to get the United States out of Syria.

In posts on Twitter on Sunday, Mr. Trump condemned the attack, blaming Iran and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia for supporting the Syrian government and warning of consequences. White House officials did not rule out a military response. (Read more from “Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack” HERE)

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Woman Embalmed Alive During Routine Surgery

By Daily Mail. A 27 year old woman has died in excruciating agony after she was embalmed alive due to a horrific medical blunder.

Ekaterina Fedyaeva’s mother has accused medics of ‘murder’ after they put her daughter on a formalin drip – a solution contain formaldehyde – instead of saline.

The woman had been in hospital in her home city of Ulyanovsk in Russia for routine surgery.

She was given a drip normally infused into the veins of the dead to prevent decomposition.

Ekaterina suffered horrible pains and convulsions for two days before falling into a coma. (Read more from “Woman Embalmed Alive During Routine Surgery” HERE)

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Russian Woman Embalmed Alive in Deadly Hospital Mistake

By The New York Post. A Russian woman was embalmed alive when doctors unwittingly put her on a formaldehyde-based drip instead of a saline during a surgery, according to a report Sunday.

Ekaterina Fedyaeva, 27, died from the gruesome medical blunder in which her veins were pumped full of the chemical, which is generally used to prevent the decomposition of corpses, according to the UK Sun.

“This is pure murder,” her mother, Galina Baryshnikova, said, according to the paper. “[It] was simply eroding her body from inside.”

Fedyaeva was getting a routine surgery at a hospital in Ulyanovsk last month when doctors placed her on a formalin drip — which can also be used as a disinfectant, the paper reported. (Read more from “Russian Woman Embalmed Alive in Deadly Hospital Mistake” HERE)

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Media: ‘Trans DNA Found!’ Oh, Wait, Never Mind

By WND. . .While the study concludes only that genetic variants were identified that might play a role in transgender identity, the Times of London declared in a headline “Science pinpoints DNA behind gender identity.”

LGBT activists in the U.S. were a little more cautious, stating scientists have discovered DNA “that could be responsible for gender identity.”

Now, Walt Heyer, who has been there and back on the transgender issue, and runs SexChangeRegret.com, has written a commentary pointing out that the study’s conclusions are uncertain because the issue never has been defined.

“No absolute conclusions can be made about a genetic basis for transgender identity,” he explained.

“Some of the difficulty in fashioning a study to find a biological link to transgender identities arises from the definition of the term ‘transgender.’ Medically speaking, a transgender person is defined as someone who has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress arising from a mismatch between their biological sex and internal sense of gender identity.” (Read more from “Media: ‘Trans DNA Found!’ Oh, Wait, Never Mind” HERE)

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Women Who Wear Jeans Give Birth to Transgenders, Rebels Have Autistic Kids: Kerala College Teacher

By DNA India. A Kerala college professor has given sanskari sermons which have left everyone baffled and anguished in the state. According to an India.com report, Dr Rajith Kumar, who is a teacher of a college in Kalady recently said that, ” Women who wear jeans or act like men give birth to transgender kids.”

This was not the only unique lesson in biology given by the teacher. He followed it up by saying, “When a woman degrades her womanhood, or a man degrades his manhood, the girl born to them will have the characteristics of a man. A child born to such a woman will be transgender,”

Dr Kumar made these controversial comments at a recent counselling event in Kasargod. Almost all of his ‘reasoning’ was about how not sticking to a certain lifestyle choices can lead to harmful diseases and serious consequences. His insensitive comments weren’t only confined to transgenders. He even had an explanation for autism. According to him, men and women who are ‘rebel’, give birth to autistic babies. (Read more from “Women Who Wear Jeans Give Birth to Transgenders, Rebels Have Autistic Kids: Kerala College Teacher” HERE)

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WATCH: Black Gun Owner’s Epic Rant Against the Government Goes Viral

By The Daily Wire. On Tuesday, while speaking during a city council meeting on curtailing gun violence, an African-American gun owner in North Carolina blasted government officials who want to restrict gun rights of law-abiding citizens . . .

“When are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? … I’m the majority! I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody,” Mark Robinson said. “It seems every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to put it at my feet! It doesn’t make any sense.”

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Greensboro Neighbors Debate Gun Control at City Council Meeting

By WFMY News. The City Council has been in talks for months over what can be done locally to address gun violence, especially after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida High School.

At the City Council meeting Tuesday night, they opened their conversation to neighbors to hear what the community thinks should be done.

Some said there needs to be stricter gun laws. Other neighbors argued that current laws in place protect the rights of lawful gun owners.

“It seems like every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to turn around and restrict my rights,” a man said at the podium . . .

At the meeting, City Council voted to give all proceeds from this year’s Gun and Knife Show to the Greensboro Police Departments’ Gun Stoppers program. The program aims to get illegal guns of the street. (Read more from “Greensboro Neighbors Debate Gun Violence Solutions at City Council Meeting” HERE)

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Georgia Sheriff’s Welcome Sign Is Also a Hilarious Warning – and It’s Gone Viral

A welcome sign from the sheriff of Harris County went viral on social media after people read its hilarious message that doubles as a warning . . .

“Our citizens have concealed weapons,” the sign read. “If you kill someone, we might kill you back.” . . .

WTVM reported that this wasn’t the first time a clever sign from the sheriff had gone viral. In 2015, people cheered the sign that read, “Warning: Harris County is politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God Bless America and In God We Trust. We Salute our troops and our flag. If this offends you… Leave!”

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Village Bans Semi-Automatic Weapons, Residents Must Remove From Home or Face up to $1,000 Fines — per Day

By The Daily Wire. Rulemakers in the village of Deerfield, Illinois, ​have voted unanimously to ban semi-automatic rifles, along with pistols and shotguns “with certain features,” as well as with magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

The ban passed Monday night outlaws any weapon the village leaders deem “assault weapons,” including AR-15s. But the ban also includes “semi-automatic rifles, pistols and shotguns with certain features.”

“This is our fight. This is our generation’s fight, and we’re going to keep fighting,” Deerfield High School student Ariella Kharasch said at a public hearing, according to ABC-7 in Chicago. “Thank you for being part of that.”

The new ordinance takes effect June 13. Residents who still have banned weapons after that date face up to $1,000 fines per day.

The new ordinance was modeled on a ban put in place in Highland Park, Illinois, which went to the United States Supreme Court. The high court let a lower court ruling allowing the ban stand. (Read more from “Village Bans Semi-Automatic Weapons, Residents Must Remove From Home or Face up to $1,000 Fines — per Day” HERE)

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Deerfield Village Board Unanimously Votes to Ban Some Semi-Automatic Weapons

By ABC 7. The Deerfield Village Board voted unanimously to ban some semi-automatic firearms.

The amendment to the village’s gun ordinance restricts firearms village leaders define as assault weapons, such as AR-15s.

AR-15 rifles have been used in various mass shootings, including the Parkland, Florida school shooting.

“This is our fight. This is our generation’s fight, and we’re going to keep fighting,” said Deerfield High School student Ariella Kharasch. “Thank you for being part of that.”

Deerfield’s new ordinance also prohibits high-capacity magazines. The ordinance is patterned after Highland Park’s ban on high-powered weapons. (Read more from “Deerfield Village Board Unanimously Votes to Ban Some Semi-Automatic Weapons” HERE)

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