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Susan Rice’s unmasking lie

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The Susan Rice Lie

When confronted by Judy Woodruff about reports the Obama White House had been spying on President-Elect Trump, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice lied. She flat-out lied. She claimed she had good reasons to do what she did, but there was no reason to lie about it at that point.

Here’s the exchange:

Woodruff: We’ve been following a disclosure by the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes, that in essence, during the final days of the Obama administration, during the transition, after President Trump had been elected, that he and the people around him may have been caught up in surveillance of foreign individuals in that their identities may have been disclosed. Do you know anything about this?

Rice: I know nothing about this. I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today.

Some in conservative media are pretty fired up about this.

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Rice told investigators why she unmasked Trump aides – CNNPolitics

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/susan-rice-house-investigators-unmasked-trump-officials/index.htmlWashington (CNN)Former national security adviser Susan Rice privately told House investigators that she unmasked the identities of senior Trump officials to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year, multiple sources told CNN.

Levin: Susan Rice lied. Is the GOP going to do anything about it?

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/levin-susan-rice-lied-is-the-gop-going-to-do-anything-about-itObama administration officials have lied, and are still lying about the unmasking of Trump transition-team members and about the surveillance conducted on Trump team officials during the closing days of the Obama administration.

Did Susan Rice Spy on Trump Officials for Muslim Brotherhood? | Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Mag

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267873/did-susan-rice-spy-trump-officials-muslim-daniel-greenfieldSusan Rice’s excuse for unmasking the names of top Trump officials in the Obama eavesdropping effort was that they were meeting with the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates. The carefully packaged CNN story, which reeks of the Goebbelsian media manipulations of “Obama whisperer” Ben Rhodes, tries to clumsily tie the whole thing to the Russians. But for once it’s not about Russia. It’s about Islam.

Susan Rice Lied About Her Role In Obama Admin Unmasking Scandal | David Harsanui, The Federalist

http://thefederalist.com/2017/09/14/reminder-susan-rice-lied-role-obama-admin-unmasking-scandal/As we now know, Rice wasn’t surprised. At all. Wednesday, CNN reported that Obama’s former national security adviser told House investigators that she had unmasked those senior Trump officials in an effort “to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year.” According to the report, the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan had circumvented some diplomatic courtesy, which, apparently, was enough justification to spy on American citizens.

 

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Brett Kavanaugh proves Trump lied about putting strict constructionists on the Court

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Brett Kavanaugh proves Trump lied about putting strict constructionists on the Court

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retired earlier this year, it was perfect timing for Trump and the GOP as they looked for political distractions to shift voter attention away from two years of ineptitude and broken promises ahead of the 2018 election.

But Kennedy’s retirement wasn’t enough on its own. What the GOP really needed was a manufactured crisis surrounding Kennedy’s replacement, and with help from the Democrats, they got their wish with the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Thanks to the Brett Kavanaugh circus they were able to create, Trump and the GOP Clown Show succeeded in distracting voters even though it failed to save them from the Blue Tsunami.

I opposed Brett Kavanaugh from the beginning for many reasons:

As if these reasons weren’t enough, Kavanaugh testified during his confirmation hearing that he considered Roe v. Wade “settled Supreme Court precedent” that has been “reaffirmed many times.”

Kavanaugh’s nomination was contrary to Trump’s promise to appoint “strict constructionists” who would defend life. More disappointing than this betrayal, however, was watching so-called evangelicals give Trump their undying worship by supporting Kavanaugh’s nomination despite his checkered past.

Concerns about Kavanaugh’s support of a woman’s “right” to murder her unborn child were realized yesterday when he joined the Court’s liberal justices and Chief Justice John Roberts — but I repeat myself — to reject appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public funding of Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program.

By rejecting the appeal, the Court left intact lower court rulings that prevented Louisiana and Kansas from defunding the baby butchers.

When I shared the news of this betrayal on social media, I heard from an individual who incorrectly defended the decision by saying that it only affected the non-abortion services provided by Planned Parenthood. Why was he wrong? Because money is fungible.

Any money Planned Parenthood receives frees up funds to murder unborn babies.

Justice Clarence Thomas spelled out in his dissent the motivation behind this betrayal when he essentially called his fellow jurists cowards who lacked the courage to fulfill their constitutional responsibility and stand up to Planned Parenthood.

“What explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some of the respondents in the case are named ‘Planned Parenthood.’”

Justice Thomas is correct, but I’ll take it a few steps further.

This decision proves that Trump lied about appointing strict constructionist pro-life judges, that cheap-grace evangelicals care more about a seat at Trump’s table than they do the unborn, and that Kavanaugh is the fraud we knew he was all along.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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Trump, GOP will work with Dems to add global warming legislation to infrastructure spending

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Trump GOP will work with Dems to add global warming legislation to infrastructure spending

As 2018 winds to a close and the failed two-year experiment giving Trump, McConnell, and Ryan complete control of Washington breathes its last, Democrats have been busy charting a course correction after having their agenda temporarily knocked off course in 2016.

I wrote last week about how Democrats would be placing a new focus on their Democratic Socialist-inspired agenda in a host of areas from gun control to global warming. In that piece, I introduced you to the Green New Deal, a plan being promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist from New York.

The goal of the Green New Deal is to pass laws in Washington forcing the United States to become 100 percent dependent on so-called green energy. And while it’s tempting to write-off Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to create an environmental Xanadu as nothing more than the naïve rantings of a textbook left-wing loon — which she is, by the way — the reality is that Al Gore’s Church of Global Warming is about to experience a revival.

Since the Democrats will control the House, it’s a given that the global warming agenda will be advanced under Nancy Pelosi’s “leadership.” But what about the Senate?

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wrote in an open letter to Donald Trump on Friday that the United States’ transition to renewable energy “must” be included in the infrastructure spending debate expected to take place in 2019.

“It is crucial that we immediately enact legislation to combat climate change and create millions of jobs. Therefore, any clean infrastructure package considered in 2019 must include policies and funding to transition to a clean energy economy and mitigate risks that the United States is already facing due to climate change.”

So, who cares? Right? After all, the Senate is still under GOP control and Trump could always veto the bill even if it makes it through the Senate.

Well, besides the fact that Trump has NEVER used his veto pen — probably because he’s been busy using his executive order pen to destroy the Second Amendment — he and the GOP love big-government spending as much as the Democrats.

You may recall that Trump announced in his first State of the Union address — and repeated in his second — plans to spend $1 trillion or more on infrastructure. On top of that, Republicans in the House released an infrastructure-spending plan back in July when they were busy trying to buy votes in the hope that it would save their majority.

By the way, the GOP would pay for their Obama-esque infrastructure plan by raising gasoline taxes by 15-cents-a-gallon and diesel taxes by 20-cents-a-gallon. It would also raise taxes on a host of “green transportation” alternatives, such as: bikes, bicycle tires, and car batteries. All of these tax increases are supported by Trump.

I can hear the cult now; “Trump said last week that he doesn’t believe in global warming, and he called on the world to end the ‘ridiculous‘ Paris climate agreement that he withdrew the U.S. from last summer.”

As is usually the case when it comes to Donald Trump, nothing he says can be counted on.

First, Trump has pretty much made Ivanka his climate czar and she’s a devotee to Al Gore’s global warming religion. Second, Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement was in-name-only. In the same speech where he announced the withdrawal, Trump made a commitment to negotiate a way to get back in it. Third, to borrow a phrase from Al Gore, we have the “inconvenient truth” that only days after his 2016 victory, Trump said in an interview that he believes there is “some connectivity” between humans and climate change.

The Democrats will control the agenda in 2019. And when you add Trump’s lack of any firm convictions, his past commitment to work with “Chuck and Nancy,” his 2020 aspirations, and his love of big government, then a budget-busting infrastructure bill that includes some or all of the Green New Deal is pretty much a done deal.

Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.

 


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Mark Meadows on term limits

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Around 80% of Americans support term limits for members of Capitol Hill. Despite this super-majority, lawmakers have been reluctant to even discuss the possibility of such a move. It goes against the nature of career politicians which make up the lion’s share of people in the House and Senate.

House Freedom Caucus co-founder Mark Meadows (R-NC) has been a proponent of term limits. His push to limit members of Congress to three two-year terms and Senators to two six-year terms has been widely praised by voters, yet still remains a tough sell to lawmakers.

“Our founders never intended Congress to be a career–part of why Washington has become so dysfunctional is the shift away from this principle. Congressional term limits would do wonders toward addressing the problem.”

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