Friday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: Charles Krauthammer, conservative commentator and Pulitzer Prize winner, dead at 68 (Fox News)

Paul Ryan, House leadership delay vote on compromise immigration bill until next week (Washington Examiner)

Justice Department asks federal judge to remove 20-day detention limit on immigrant families (PBS News)

Pulosi says border wall is “immoral” (CNS News)

Antifa calls NYU prof a “hero” for doxxing ICE employees (Campus Reform)

liar-nObama’s cyber chief confirms 2016 “stand down” order against Russian cyberattacks (Fox News)

Supreme Court says police can’t use your phone to track you without a court order (NBC News)

Administrative law smackdown: The Supreme Court strikes a blow for political accountability (The Wall Street Journal)

Six highs and lows of the House budget proposal for 2019 (The Daily Signal)

House approves five-year farm bill (The Hill)

Study: Soda taxes hit poor the most (The Washington Free Beacon)

ABC’s “Roseanne” spinoff officially a go — without Roseanne Barr (Hollywood Reporter)

Humor: Media slam president for prematurely ending crisis they were exploiting (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Supreme Court botches Wayfair ruling, putting small online businesses at risk of new taxes (The Daily Signal)

Policy: Blueprint for balance: A federal budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (The Heritage Foundation)

~The Patriot Post


First Lady Melania Trump Visits Texas Immigrant Holding Center

by sundance

{ } ~ First Lady Melania Trump took an unexpected visit to McAllen, Texas, today planning to visit two immigrant holding facilities where children… are being housed following their illegal entry into the U.S. The trip gave our first lady an opportunity to address officials in Texas. “Thank you for all you do,” she told officials as she started the meeting. “Thank you so much for having me today. I’m glad I’m here and looking forward to meeting the children.” “I’d also like to ask you how I can help reunite these children with their families as quickly as possible,” she added…



What Happened During the Michael Flynn FBI Interview?

by Sara Carter

{ } ~ As I pointed out yesterday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) believes there is evidence to suggest that some of the Russia/liar-Clinton investigation FBI interview reports (known as 302s)… were “changed to either prosecute or not prosecute” certain individuals. This raises many concerns and questions. Among them, what does this mean for former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn? Former FBI Director James Comey provided conflicting testimony and statements regarding whether or not the FBI agents who conducted the Flynn interview believed he was lying during the questioning. So, what is an FBI 302 report? Typically, FBI procedures say that two agents are supposed to do the interview. The rationale behind it is so that you get two people, so there’s redundancy. For example, if one agent is unable to testify, there’s another person there who witnessed it. An interview of a subject usually comes at the very end of an investigation…


Palestinians: How to Achieve a Better Life

by Bassam Tawil

{ } ~ In the past two weeks, Palestinians received yet another reminder that they are living under undemocratic regimes that have less than no respect for public freedoms… The regimes of the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip never miss an opportunity to remind their people of the dire consequences that await anyone who speaks out against the leaders. The two Palestinian regimes have been forcing it down the throats of their people for many years. Still, some Palestinians seem surprised each time the PA or Hamas send their police officers to break up or, more precisely, to break bones in a demonstration in Ramallah or the Gaza Strip. The streets of Ramallah and Gaza City showcase, yet again, that the Palestinians’ true tragedy over the past five decades has been failed and corrupt leadership — one that keeps dragging them from one disaster to another; one that never offers them any hope; one that has been radicalizing and brainwashing its people; one that steals large portions of the financial aid provided by the international community, and one that has brought them nothing but dictatorship and repression…


Levin Unloads on Immigration: Dems, Media Propagandists, RINOs ‘Incentivizing Lawlessness, Chaos’

by Michael Morris

{ } ~ On his Facebook and Twitterpages Thursday morning, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Fox News Channel “Life, Liberty & Levin” host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin… unloaded on immigration, suggesting that Democrats, their media propagandists and RINOs “are incentivizing lawlessness, chaos, and the human misery that comes with it” in demanding amnesty and refusing to secure the southern border. “By demanding amnesty and refusing to secure the southern border, the open borders Democrats and their propagandists, joined by RINOs, are incentivizing lawlessness, chaos, and the human misery that comes with it,” stated Mark Levin on Twitter and his Facebook page. Mark Levin’s comments came after President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order halting family separation at the border on Wednesday. As reported by, Trump said the following before signing the executive order, titled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation”: “We’re signing an executive order I consider to be a very important executive order. It’s about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, and border security will be equal, if not greater than previously.”…


House rejects conservative immigration bill, postpones vote on another


{ } ~ The Republican-run House has rejected a conservative immigration bill that offered no path to citizenship for young “Dreamer” immigrants… It also would have made it harder for immigrant citizens to bring relatives to the U.S. and taken steps to crack down on illegal immigration. The measure’s defeat was long expected. Many GOP moderates considered it too harsh and Democrats were solidly against it. Thursday’s vote gave hard-right Republicans, who largely come from deep-red districts, a chance to broadcast to voters the tough steps they would take on the issue. The measure was defeated 231-193. Following that vote, House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates…


Republicans Blast FBI Bias Exposed in the IG Report

by Political Editors: Over the last two days, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz have sat before both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee to face questions on the findings of the recently released IG report over the FBI’s handling of the liar-Hillary Clinton email investigation. The bombshell revelation from that report was that “senior FBI employees [were] willing to take official action to impact a presidential candidate’s electoral prospects.”

On Monday, in what may have been one of the most pointed exchanges during the Senate hearing, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) countered Horowitz’s conclusion that he found no bias in the FBI’s eventual conclusion with its liar-Clinton investigation. Graham stated, “I’m not buying that the liar-Clinton investigation was on the up and up, and the reason I am not buying it is because the two people intimately involved, one, the lead investigator, clearly did not want to see Donald Trump become president of the United State.” He was referring to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Graham later noted that between former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Strzok “someone is lying” about McCabe’s presence in a particular meeting. Horowitz effectively agreed.

Tuesday, it was the House’s turn, and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) didn’t hold back. Gowdy specifically focused on the IG report’s findings on the behavior and decisions made by former FBI Director James Comey. “We see Jim Comey and Jim Comey alone deciding which DOJ polices to follow and which to ignore,” Gowdy noted. “He appointed himself FBI director, attorney general, special counsel, lead investigator and the general arbiter of what is good and right in the world according to him.” Gowdy then pointed out the obviously biased actions taken by members of the FBI who conducted the liar-Clinton email investigation, stating, “These exact same FBI agents and attorney prejudged the outcome of the Russia investigation before. Prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it ends, and prejudging the outcome of an investigation before it begins,” Gowdy insisted, is the “textbook definition of bias.”

Here are more of Gowdy’s statements: I am alarmed, angered, and deeply disappointed by the Inspector General’s finding of numerous failures by DOJ and FBI in investigating potential Espionage Act violations by former Secretary of State liar-Hillary Clinton.

This report confirms investigative decisions made by the FBI during the pendency of this investigation were unprecedented and deviated from traditional investigative procedures in favor of a much more permissive and voluntary approach. This is not the way normal investigations are run.

The investigation was mishandled. The investigatory conclusions were reached before the end of the witness interviews. The July 5th press conference marked a serious violation of policy and process. And the letters to Congress in the fall of 2016 were both delayed in substance and unnecessary in form.

Moreover, the treatment afforded to former Secretary liar-Clinton and other potential subjects and targets was starkly different from the FBI’s investigation into Trump campaign officials. Voluntariness and consent in the former were replaced with search warrants, subpoenas, and other compulsory processes in the latter. Many of the investigators and supervisors were the same in both investigations but the investigatory tactics were not.

Former Director Comey violated Department policy in several significant ways. The FBI’s actions and those of former Director Comey severely damaged the credibility of the investigation, the public’s ability to rely on the results of the investigation, and the very institutions he claims to revere.

The report also conclusively shows an alarming and destructive level of animus displayed by top officials at the FBI. Peter Strzok’s manifest bias trending toward animus casts a pall on this investigation. Bias is so pernicious and malignant as to both taint the process, the result, and the ability to have confidence in either.

The law enforcement community has no greater ally in Congress than me. But continued revelations of questionable decision making by FBI and DOJ leadership destroys confidence in the impartiality of the institutions I have long served, respected, and believed in.

This is not the FBI I know. This is not the FBI our country needs. This is not the FBI citizens and suspects alike deserve.

It is now urgently incumbent on Attorney General Sessions and Director Wray to take decisive action to restore Americans’ confidence in our justice system.

~The Patriot Post


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