Firestorm Over ‘Trump-Ukraine Scandal’ – Here’s How the President Responded

The latest Trump administration scandal that has consumed the mainstream media for the last 24 hours centers around the allegation that President Trump “repeatedly pressured” the president of Ukraine to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden. While Trump’s critics are sounding the alarm over the allegedly scandalous call and “pressure” campaign, President Trump made clear in a comments Friday that he did nothing wrong and this is just “fake news” business as usual.

“The Radical Left Democrats and their Fake News Media partners, headed up again by Little Adam Schiff, and batting Zero for 21 against me, are at it again!” Trump tweeted Friday. “They think I may have had a ‘dicey’ conversation with a certain foreign leader based on a ‘highly partisan’ whistleblower[‘s] statement. Strange that with so many other people hearing or knowing of the perfectly fine and respectful conversation, that they would not have also come forward. Do you know the reason why they did not? Because there was nothing said wrong, it was pitch perfect!”

The tweets echo equally dismissive comments Trump made to the press Friday, stating that comments he made during his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky were “totally appropriate,” and saying when pressed about asking him to investigate Biden, “It doesn’t matter what I discussed.” Trump also suggested that “somebody ought to look into that.”

The Biden matter involves the then-vice president pressuring Ukraine to oust a prosecutor general who investigated a gas company, Burisma Group, for whom his son, Hunter Biden, served as a board member. Biden says he pressed for the ouster of the prosecutor not to protect his son, but because he failed to adequately address the country’s corruption problems.

As detailed by The Daily Wire, the latest Trump scandal started with another anonymously sourced and rather vague report published by The Washington Post on Wednesday about a whistleblower making an unspecified major accusation about Trump’s conversation with a foreign leader. By Friday, The Wall Street Journal was reporting that “Trump repeatedly pressed Ukraine president to investigate Biden’s son.” (Read more from “Firestorm Over ‘Trump-Ukraine Scandal’ – Here’s How the President Responded” HERE)

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Thought Police on Steroids in Britain: Party Membership Revoked for Conservatives Who Criticized Islam Online

A number of Conservative party members have been suspended for posting or endorsing Islamophobic content online. . .

Incidents were said to have ranged from individuals “liking” Islamophobic pictures or statements on one or two occasions, to people who said they were Tory members regularly posting anti-Muslim content.

The government minister Kwasi Kwarteng said on Friday that action had been taken when the members were suspended, but he did not directly respond to a question on whether he thought an independent inquiry into allegations of Islamophobia within the Conservative party was necessary. . .

Announcements of the suspensions came as the former Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim said that senior Conservative party members, including a serving minister, had made Islamophobic remarks about him.

“I have experienced conversations taking place with Islamophobic content directly about me, being conducted by very senior members of the Conservative party – in fact parliamentarians, one of whom is in fact a serving minister at this moment in time,” he told the BBC. (Read more from “Thought Police on Steroids in Britain: Party Membership Revoked for Conservatives Who Criticized Islam Online” HERE)

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Some Believe Aliens or ‘North Vietnamese Army’ Caused Mysterious Cattle Deaths in Oregon

Ranchers in the most remote parts of Eastern Oregon don’t understand how or why so many cattle in the region have died through mutilation that includes surgical-like incisions, but not a trace of blood left behind.

Mysterious mutilations in Oregon have been documented for at least four decades. Cowboys have recently found purebred bulls all of a sudden dead, with body parts intricately removed, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. . .

Dan Jenkins is a sheriff’s deputy in Harney County who has investigated cattle deaths, and he gets calls from people who say aliens could be involved.

“A lot of people lean toward the aliens,” Jenkins said. “One caller had told us to look for basically a depression under the carcass. ‘Cause he said that the alien ships will kinda beam the cow up and do whatever they are going to do with it. Then they just drop them from a great height.” . . .

“Another [person] told us we should run like a Geiger counter type thing around the animal and guarantees that there would be radiation there,” Jenkins said. “And the number one on the list there, he thinks it’s the North Vietnamese army.” (Read more from “Some Believe Aliens or ‘North Vietnamese Army’ Caused Mysterious Cattle Deaths in Oregon” HERE)

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Biological Woman Who Identifies as ‘Queer Male’ Says Desire to Get Pregnant Hit Only After Hormone-Aided Transition to ‘Male’

In order to “engender empathy and understanding for people whose stories veer from the traditional, societally enforced narratives,” online magazine Mother told the story of Spencer Dezart-Smith and husband Kelly Dezart-Smith, both of whom identify as queer.

Thing is, Spencer is transgender and underwent hormone therapy and a double mastectomy over a decade ago and has “presented as 100% male ever since,” the magazine said, adding that Spencer specifically “identifies as a queer male.” . . .

Spencer told the magazine getting pregnant wasn’t under consideration prior to gender transitioning, but “now that I felt so strong in my male identity and was being read as male exclusively, I was able to view my ability to carry a child as a super power that I was blessed to have. It was like the innately female ability to bear a child didn’t overpower the certainty I felt in my male identity. The two things could coexist without one cancelling out the other.” . . .

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"I have always wanted to be a parent. I think when I was dating women as a woman I didn’t want to be the gestational parent but I still wanted very much to have a family. I couldn’t imagine the idea of carrying a child. The whole thing felt way too feminine to me. I think I was trying so hard to reject the feminine parts of myself that I couldn’t even entertain the thought. Strangely enough, after my transition I began to change my perspective. Now that I felt so strong in my male identity and was being read as male exclusively, I was able to view my ability to carry a child as a super power that I was blessed to have. It was like the innately female ability to bear a child didn’t overpower the certainty I felt in my male identity. The two things could coexist without one cancelling out the other." -Spencer Dezart-Smith, a pregnant father-to-be, who is sharing his journey on #mothermag (📷: @peter_ds)

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Spencer had to stop hormone treatment that offered “confidence and security of his identity” and proved “at times excruciatingly difficult,” Mother added.

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"To be honest, I didn’t always want to be a parent. I’m pretty radical in my thinking and thought for a long time that children and marriage supported patriarchal systems. I now realize that the system was also designed to make me think that I wasn’t worthy of raising children or being married. The system made me think of myself as unfit for either of those conventions. But the reality is, I can be radical in my thinking, want to dismantle the patriarchy, be married, and have a child. All those things can exist simultaneously and do exist in me. I also think my desire to be a parent evolved and grew deeper as my relationship with Spencer grew. Spence is the kindest, gentlest, and most nurturing man I’ve ever known, and our home reflects that energy. It’s the home I’ve always wanted to be brought up in and now get to live in." -Kelly Dezart-Smith, whose husband, Spencer, is pregnant with their first child. (📷: @peter_ds)

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A Group of Archaeologists Say That They’ve Found the Ancient Biblical Kingdom of Edom

By The Blaze. A team of archaeologists say that they’ve found the ancient kingdom of Edom.

Edom was an ancient kingdom that bordered, and often fought with Israel. According to Genesis Chapter 36, Edom was founded by Jacob’s brother Esau and his descendants. Timna was the name of one of “the chiefs descended from Esau.”

The Edomites were nomads who lived in part of the region that is now Jordan, but there was a lack of extra-biblical historical evidence about these people. Archaeologists also believed that the Edomites as a unique nation had only begun to exist several centuries later than the Bible claimed, which directly contradicts the biblical accounts.

But now that could all change. . .

A group of archaeologists from Jordan, Israel, and the United States say they have found proof that the Edomites were more advanced than previously thought, and that they lived at least 300 years earlier than the prevailing belief. (Read more from “A Group of Archaeologists Say That They’ve Found the Ancient Biblical Kingdom of Edom” HERE)

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‘Quite Amazing’: Israeli Scientists Find the Biblical Kingdom of Edom Founded by Esau

By CBN News. Israeli researchers have uncovered evidence that backs up the biblical account of the ancient kingdom of Edom.

The kingdom of Edom existed during the 12th-11th centuries BC and was founded by Isaac’s eldest son, Esau. It was located in the Transjordan between Moab to the northeast, Arabah to the west, and the vast Arabian Desert to the south and east. . .

Now, a breakthrough study published in PLOS One by a team of Israeli and American scientists finds that Edom really did exist at the time and place the Bible describes.

“Using technological evolution as a proxy for social processes, we were able to identify and characterize the emergence of the biblical kingdom of Edom,” explained Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Ben-Yosef of the Central Timna Valley Project. “Our results prove it happened earlier than previously thought and in accordance with the biblical description.”

Ben-Yosef, Prof. Tom Levy of the University of California, San Diego, and their team went to the Arava Desert in today’s Israel and Jordan to analyze the source of the kingdom’s wealth: copper. (Read more from “‘Quite Amazing’: Israeli Scientists Find the Biblical Kingdom of Edom Founded by Esau” HERE)

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China Detains Former U.S. Air Force Pilot Working for FedEx Amid Trade War Tensions

China detained and released former U.S. Air Force colonel and FedEx pilot in Guangzhou in September while he was waiting for a flight to his home in Hong Kong, according to his family’s lawyer in Florida

Todd A. Hohn was returning to Hong Kong after piloting FedEx delivery planes throughout Asia from a FedEx hub in the Guangzhou airport when he was arrested by Chinese authorities, The Wall Street Journal reported.

“Chinese authorities in Guangzhou detained and later released one of our pilots on bail after an item was found in his luggage prior to a commercial flight,” FedEx said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal. “We are working with the appropriate authorities to gain a better understanding of the facts.”

Hohn reportedly had “nonmetallic pellets used in low-power replica air guns” in his bag when he was detained. Chinese officials said he was transporting ammunition, and he is now facing a criminal investigation, those familiar with the issue told WSJ. . .

Hohn’s detention comes amid tight U.S.-China trade-war tensions and as FedEx faces two other investigations by the Chinese government after the country received “complaints from users” and added that foreign operators ought to protect the “legitimate interests” of Chinese companies, according to a June 2 South China Morning Post (SCMP) report citing China’s top postal regulator. (Read more from “China Detains Former U.S. Air Force Pilot Working for FedEx Amid Trade War Tensions” HERE)

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More Than 100 Persons Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Sting Including Doctor, Church Leader

By The Daily Caller. Authorities conducted a large scale sting operation, busting a massive Ohio sex trafficking ring involving both a doctor and a church leader.

The sex trafficking sting captured more than 100 people, according to Fox News.

Authorities conducted the operation, led by Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, in three central Ohio counties: Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware, WBNS reported. . .

Suspects included 26-year-old Christian Gibson, a former youth director, and 31-year-old Austin Kosier, an emergency room doctor, Fox reported.

The operation involved more than 30 law enforcement agencies, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said, according to Fox. (Read more from “More Than 100 Persons Arrested in Massive Sex Trafficking Sting Including Doctor, Church Leader” HERE)

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Ohio Child Sex Trafficking Sting Nabs More Than 100

By Fox News. . .Those arrested included 24 men caught when they showed up at an undisclosed location with the intention of meeting a child for sex, Maj. Steven Tucker of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said.

“They show up with sex toys, they show up with lubrication,” Tucker said. “They show up with things that clearly somebody isn’t going to show up to a house with, unless they intended to engage in sexual activity.”

The 24 suspects were charged with attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and importuning, Columbus’ WBNS-TV reported.

The total group of 104 suspects included Christian Gibson, 26, a former youth director at Redeemer’s at Courtright Church in Columbus, and Austin Kosier, 31, an emergency room doctor, authorities said, adding that the sting was focused on Franklin, Fairfield and Delaware counties.

Tucker said he oversaw the investigation carried out by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Officers would pose as underage boys or girls online and communicated with the men in Internet chats. (Read more from “Ohio Child Sex Trafficking Sting Nabs More Than 100” HERE)

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Pakistani Illegal Alien Admits to Killing Daughter and Grandson

As Texas officials like Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick search for solutions to mass shootings and focus on guns and background checks, they might want to search for solutions to more avoidable murders committed by illegal aliens with all sorts of weapons and motivations.

According to local media, a probable cause statement from Corpus Christi police states that Mohammad Sahi, 72, approached neighbors covered in blood last Thursday and told them to call police. Sahi then confessed to the two officers arriving at the scene to murdering his 47-year-old daughter and 18-year-old grandson by beating them with a stick. Another grandson was found in the house severely beaten and barely alive.

Sahi appeared in court on Monday and is being charged for two murders and one aggravated assault. He confessed to the crimes speaking in his native Punjabi through an interpreter.

ICE spokesman Tim Oberle confirmed with CR that ICE lodged a detainer on September 13 following his arrest and that Sahi is indeed an illegal alien from Pakistan. However, given that bail is set for $2.5 million, it’s unlikely he will be released from Nueces County Jail. If prosecutors obtain a conviction leading to capital punishment or life without parole, the ICE detainer will become moot, because he will never be released and deported.

This is obviously a shocking and extremely bizarre case. Police have not posited any theory of a motive in this case as to why a 72-year-old man would kill his daughter and grandson. But in 2016, Amnesty International spotlighted Pakistan in particular as a hotbed for the practice of family members murdering women for bringing shame to their family in some form. They estimate that roughly 1,000 such killings take place every year.

On January 27, 2017, as part of the “travel ban” executive order, Trump called for data collection on certain criminal activity that seems to be associated with the same countries listed in the visa moratorium. Sec. 10 of the order called upon DHS and DOJ to publish a semi-annual report on the number of foreign nationals charged on terrorism-related grounds. A lesser known part of that order also called for “information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including honor killings, in the United States by foreign nationals.”

Only one DHS/DOJ report has been issued pursuant to this order, and very little was published on that section of the order. The report, from January 2018, noted that there is no reliable data on honor killings because the federal government doesn’t directly track them. It’s part of a broader problem of our government failing to track foreign national crimes, transnational gang and cartel crimes, and foreign terrorism crimes.

Again, there is no evidence yet that this was an honor killing, but at present, there doesn’t appear to be any logical motive at all. The more we continue mass migration from countries with these habits without any thorough vetting, the more likely we will continue to import those who subscribe to this ideology among those who don’t.

Coincidentally, just last week in California, Rohail Sarwar, a recent arrival from Pakistan, was sentenced to life in prison for brutally stabbing a woman at a massage parlor after frequently demanding sex from the employees and sexually assaulting them throughout the summer of 2018. Yolo County Judge Paul Richardson referred to the murder of Junying Lu, which occurred last August, as one of the “most vicious” murders he’s seen. He was convicted on special murder charges and sexual assault. The family of the victim wanted the death penalty, but prosecutors pursued life without parole.

At one point during the trial, Sarwar’s mistress testified about his violence and his feelings toward women. Lloyd Billingsley, who covered the trial for the California Globe in July, reports that deputy district attorney Diane Ortiz told the court, “‘No’ is never an answer in Sarwar’s world,” referring to the culture of women submitting to men in Pakistan. During the testimony of the unnamed mistress, she described how her family wanted to send her back to Pakistan to be killed for having an affair with Sarwar.

During sentencing last Thursday, Junying Lu’s youngest daughter, Amy, blasted Sarwar’s culture of subjugating women and questioned why he had not been “kicked out of the United States,” according to Billingsley’s reporting of the victim impact statement. It’s unclear whether Sarwar is here legally or not.

While we are groping in the darkness trying to prevent heinous murders, it’s important to start with the voluntary policy of immigration and understand why we are needlessly bringing in problematic individuals. As we see with these two Pakistanis, when you import a violent culture, it doesn’t matter what sort of gun laws you have. One killed with a knife and one allegedly killed with a stick. In 2017, according to the FBI, almost four times as many people were killed by knives as by rifles. Also, more people were killed by blunt objects or by brute strength.

Last month, I reported on the case of Billy Chemirmir, a criminal alien from Kenya with a long rap sheet who is now accused of smothering 19 seniors to death in the Dallas area over the past three years. GOP leaders in the state have not uttered a word about this case. All of these murders could have been avoided had we closed multiple criminal alien loopholes that allowed this man to remain in the country.

Texas politicians who are focused on guns seem to be silent about criminal aliens we needlessly bring in who kill with all sorts of weapons. After all, it’s a lot easier to target an object that doesn’t have an entire grievance industry backing it than to require universal background checks on immigrants. (For more from the author of “Pakistani Illegal Alien Admits to Killing Daughter and Grandson” please click HERE)

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Illegal Alien Charged With Raping 4-Year-Old Girl

In yet another illegal immigration-related heinous crime that will go uncovered by the media, a Mexican national has been indicted for raping a four-year-old girl and is accused of molesting a six-year-old girl in Baton Rouge over the past year.

A grand jury in East Baton Rouge Parish indicted Joel Emmanuel Rodriguez, 30, on Wednesday for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl on May 26. Rodriguez was originally arrested on May 31 on the rape charge, according to arrest records from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office. He’s also accused of molesting a six-year-old girl between Aug. 1, 2018, and May 3, 2019, according to court records.

Rodriguez is being referred to by local media as a “Baton Rouge man,” but ICE spokesman Bryan Cox confirmed on inquiry from CR that he is indeed an illegal alien and that ICE had placed a detainer on him in May.

Over the past few months, CR has covered a rash of child sex assaults by illegal aliens. In many of their home countries, it is a regular practice to marry young girls, especially in rural areas. However, these shocking crimes seem to victimize kids who are younger and younger.

The FBI and most states do not track categories of crime broken down by legal status of the perpetrator. It would be useful for public policy decisions to know how many drunk driving incidents, how much drug trafficking, how much gang activity, or how many child sex assaults are committed by illegal aliens, but nobody seems to want to find out.

Even the anecdotes are hard to come by, because most reporters don’t want to inquire about immigration status, and DHS is largely precluded from actively publicizing the information unprompted by a reporter’s inquiry. Hence, a “Baton Rouge man” is arrested for child rape or a “Long Island man” is arrested for killing someone while driving drunk.

Yesterday, BuzzFeed reported that acting USCIS Director Ken Cuccinelli is trying to change the privacy policies at his agency to better inform the public of heinous crimes committed by illegal aliens, refugees, or those seeking some sort of asylum status. In response to the report, Cuccinelli confirmed that he is seeking more transparency on this issue when the public interest outweighs the individual’s privacy interest, such as in the California MS-13 case involving numerous recent asylum seekers. “Due to the abuse of the refugee and asylum programs by MS-13, terrorist organizations and cartels,” said Cuccinelli in a statement, “the Acting Director requested the same authority in order to educate the America public, lawmakers, and media about the dangerous criminals who came to the United States by abusing our legal immigration system.”

Raping a four-year-old and a six-year-old is a pretty big deal, and the fact that not a single local media report in Louisiana that I can find mentioned an ICE detainer when he was arrested in May or after the indictment this week is pretty shocking. It underscores the need for ICE to proactively bypass the media and push this information out to the public.

The rash of illegal alien rape suspects, including child rape cases, has made headlines in Montgomery County, Maryland. But Louisiana has had its share as well.

In July, Andres Fuentes-Castro, 44, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested by CBP in Baton Rouge and is charged with three counts of first-degree rape against a child between 2014 and 2016. Agents initially arrested him in 2007 during a traffic stop in Baton Rouge and could have deported him before this child was harmed. However, they found he was given Temporary Protected Status (TPS) as a Salvadoran national under the El Salvador TPS program. His status later expired in 2010 and was not renewed, rendering him a fugitive alien for nine years for not departing the country.

On the same day, Tomas Gabriel Chox-Lopez, another illegal alien living in south Louisiana, was caught in a child porn sting by state and federal law enforcement and charged with seven counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.

Earlier this year, Miguel Martinez, an illegal alien who had previously been deported in 2005, was arrested in Louisiana on 100 counts of possession of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13 years old, one count of production under the age of 13, and one count of sexual battery of a juvenile under the age of 13.

Bizarrely, these cases have not been publicized by the prominent GOP members of the Louisiana federal delegation in the House and Senate. These are prime examples of why, despite the declining overall numbers at the border, there is a need for a wall and more resources to deter the really bad criminals who continue to come in and don’t surrender to agents.

Sadly, the less people know, the less they will clamor for action. For some in politics and media, that is by design. (For more from the author of “Illegal Alien Charged With Raping 4-Year-Old Girl” please click HERE)

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Another Democrat Just Dropped out of the Presidential Race

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday morning he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.

“I feel like I contributed all I can to this primary election and it’s clearly not my time,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “So I’m going to end my presidential campaign, continue my work as mayor of New York City and I’m going to keep speaking up for working people.” . . .

President Trump made fun of him on Twitter, joking that New York City “is devastated” that he’s returning to the city.

“Oh no, really big political news, perhaps the biggest story in years!” the president tweeted. “Part time Mayor of New York City, @BilldeBlasio, who was polling at a solid ZERO but had tremendous room for growth, has shocking dropped out of the Presidential race. NYC is devastated, he’s coming home!”

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