Monday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: Federal judge accuses Mueller’s team of “lying,” trying to target Trump (Fox News)

Trump team takes a more aggressive stance on Mueller probe (The Wall Street Journal)

hanoi-Kerry secretly seeking to [salvage Iran deal he helped craft (Boston Globe)

Labor strikes and worker protests erupt across Iran (The Wall Street Journal)

Attempted border entries in April more than three times higher than the same month in 2017 (The Washington Free Beacon)

Trump administration will end protections for 50,000 Hondurans living in U.S. since 1999 (The Washington Post)

North Korea warns the United States not to misread peace overtures as a sign of weakness (USA Today)

Study: Those most concerned about climate change least likely to take individual action (Hot Air)

Four takeaways from Trump’s NRA speech (The Daily Signal)

Illinois counties declare “sanctuary” status for gun owners, put Democrats on notice (The Washington Times)

Report: Parkland shooter was assigned to controversial disciplinary program (National Review)

Bank of America will fund assault-type rifle maker (Fox Business)

National Shooting Sports Foundation just expelled Dick’s Sporting Goods over gun control lobbying (The Federalist)

George Washington U. student petition: remove “offensive” Colonial mascot (The College Fix)

CDC: 70% of new HIV infections in homosexual men because of high risk behavior (CNS News)

Policy: The 3.9% unemployment rate doesn’t mean a tight labor market (Investor’s Business Daily)

Policy: At its core, #MeToo represents a rejection of the 1960’s vision of erotic liberation (City Journal)

~The Patriot Post


Judge Doesn’t Buy Mueller-Rosenstein BS, Demands to See Secret Document


{ } ~ Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein’s criminal coup against Donald Trump for being someone outside of their anti-American swamp vermin cadre… who managed to maneuver his way into the Presidency of the United took a significant hit on Friday. In a hearing into the persecution by Grand Inquisitor Mueller’s of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, U.S. District Judge T. S. Ellis III told Mueller’s Democrat attorneys conducting that portion of the coup that he knew what was really going on and wasn’t buying their bullcrap excuses and false pretexts for attacking the President, disguised as an effort to bring Manafort to justice. Ellis, a Reagan appointee, cut through the smoke and mirrors of the corrupt DOJ-special counsel operation,telling the Mueller mouthpieces in court, “You don’t really care about Mr. Manafort. You really care about what information Mr. Manafort can give you to lead you to Mr. Trump and an impeachment, or whatever.”…I wonder if Judge Ellis will get the same treatment as Congress in getting those secret documents?


Palestinian youths set Gaza’s own gas line on fire at weekly fence protests


{ } ~ Dozens of Palestinians broke into the Gaza side of the Kerem Shalom border crossing between Israel and the Hamas-run Strip on Friday evening… setting fire to the gas pipeline that supplies fuel to the Strip, the army said. The Gazans, who did not break through to the Israeli side of the border, trashed their own supply infrastructure, Israeli military officials said. The incident came amid the protests along the Gaza border, the sixth week of demonstrations, as part of the “March of Return.” At least 431 Palestinians were injured, Gaza officials said, as some 7,000 took part in the demonstrations, flew dozens of kites with petrol bombs into Israel, hurled stones at soldiers and tried to breach the border fence…


DOJ inspector general’s testimony postponed, amid new leads in liar-Clinton case review

by Catherine Herridge

{ } ~ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s widely anticipated testimony next week before the House Oversight Committee has been postponed… as the Justice Department IG has pursued new leads in his review of the liar-Hillary Clinton email investigation, according to a congressional letter and sources familiar with the matter. “It is of the utmost importance that your review be as fulsome, complete and unimpeded as possible,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the chairman of the committee, wrote in a recent letter to Horowitz obtained by Fox News. Horowitz was scheduled to appear before the committee on May 8. But Gowdy told Horowitz he wants to reschedule his testimony “as close to the day the report is finalized as is practicable.”…



Special Counsel Tells Federal Court Rosenstein Investigative Scope Was Detailed in Super-Secret Verbal Instructions

by sundance

{ } ~ The transcript from the U.S. Special Counsel -vs- Paul Manafort has been released… The entire transcript of the arguments between the Special Counsel lawyers, Paul Manafort Lawyers and Federal Judge T.S. Ellis III are well worth reading. As noted yesterday Judge Ellis is the first legal entity to identify the origin of the special counsel investigative authority as a troubling issue. This is likely to become a much bigger story as people catch on to the ramifications. It is only now coming to light how Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein essentially appointed the Special Counsel to take over the counterintelligence investigation originally begun by the FBI in 2016. Also previously unknown: part of the initiating mandate included the special counsel being granted use of a sketchy FISA Court Title-1 surveillance warrant initially applied against Carter Page in October 2016…


Two FBI Officials with Close Ties to Comey Are Out

by Jack Davis

{ } ~ Two officials who were close to former FBI Director James Comey are no longer with the FBI… according to a Fox News report. Jim Baker who had been linked to the infamous Trump dossier of unverified allegations against President Donald Trump, was praised by Comey in a tweet. “A great public servant retired from the FBI today. Jim Baker’s integrity and commitment to the rule of law have benefitted our country through 5 presidents, of both parties. We are fortunate he and so many others choose to devote their lives to justice.” The other FBI official to depart was identified as Lisa Page, who was involved in a controversy over text messages she exchanged with an FBI co-worker Peter Strzok. The messages disparaged Trump and praised Comey…



Anti-Gun Lawmaker Encourages Outright War in America?

by Jordan Candler: Well, sort of. Rep. Eric Swalwell didn’t come right out and suggest declaring war on gun owners, but if you boil his argument down to its natural ramifications, that’s what the California Democrat’s latest anti-gun op-ed amounts to. With every high-profile shooting comes increasingly vociferous demands by leftists to regulate the Second Amendment on the way toward full repeal.

In the past, Democrats have stuck mostly to regurgitating a tired, old refrain — Congress needs to enact another so-called “assault” weapons ban. And Rep. Swalwell is no different. In a new USA Today op-ed, he critiques firearms like the AR-15 as “a hand-held weapon of war, capable of spraying a crowd with more lethal fire in seconds.” He adds: “Reinstating the federal assault weapons ban that was in effect from 1994 to 2004 would prohibit manufacture and sales.” But even he acknowledges what conservatives argue when opposing new gun control measures — a gun ban “would not affect weapons already possessed,” he says.

That’s where Swalwell turns to promoting even more extreme measures. He opines: “Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons[emphasis added].” During the last ban, guns that were targeted but were already possessed were grandfathered in. But Democrats are sliding further down that slippery slope today by promoting outright confiscation.

And this is where the Left’s campaign against the Second Amendment is chock-full of irony and recoil. The urge by leftists to “get military guns off our streets” means that confiscation is becoming more of a mainstream idea among party members. Strangely, Democrats think the enforcement of this plan would be as simple as prosecuting those who chose civil disobedience. They wrongly surmise that millions of gun owners don’t view the God-given right to bear arms as something worth dying for. Here’s the unvarnished truth: Attempted gun confiscation would result in a war far worse than what leftists ostensibly endeavor to avoid. ~The Patriot Post


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