Trump hasn’t built a single new mile of border ‘wall,’ but construction is underway

by Anna Giaritelli{ } ~ Nearly three years into President Trump’s tenure, the administration has yet to finish a single mile of barrier on a previously unfenced part of the 2,000-mile southern border, though construction has begun… a  Washington Examiner review of government data revealed. As of Nov. 15, 83 miles of barriers had been installed along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 34 months since Trump took office. But the barriers are “in place of dilapidated and outdated designs,” according to a document written by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps of Engineers. “Construction is currently underway in locations where no barriers currently exist, which will increase the total miles of primary barriers on the southwest border as construction progresses,” the agency wrote. CBP, a Department of Homeland Security agency, selects where to build, while the Pentagon handles construction. The lack of progress a year out from the 2020 election puts the Trump administration over budget and behind schedule on the president’s keystone campaign promise to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The absence of fencing on new land is exactly the kind of thing he said would not happen if someone with his construction background was elected. The Washington Examiner first reported in July that the administration had not constructed a single new mile of fencing. Almost four months later, that remains true, though much work has started. Nearly 510 miles of new border barrier is under construction. CBP expects 450 miles to be finished by December 2020, according to the same document. About 285 miles of the 510 will replace older designs. A small amount of the replacement fence is for a duplicate fence that will go a few dozen feet north of the first. Duplicate fencing is used to prevent someone who crossed over the first fence from immediately fleeing the area. About 225 miles of the 510 total will go up in areas of the border that have never had fencing, but some of that is duplicate backup fencing, resulting in only 165 miles of brand-new barrier in never-before-secured areas. About 650 miles of the 2,000-mile southern border has some sort of barrier that prevents people or vehicles from crossing between official crossing points… Blame liar-Pelosi and dem party in not approving funding for the wall.  

Bibi Under Indictment The Charges of the Right Brigade

by JAY D. HOMNICK{ } ~ The name Benjamin literally means “man of the right,” and Prime Minister Netanyahu had nowhere left to turn. His only hope was to win a new election… but after holding two in one year that he could not win decisively, the likelihood of him winning a third cannot be deemed very strong. Part of the magic of incumbency in elections is the sense of inevitability, of consistency, of familiarity. When that doesn’t work in two separate elections, all you are left with is an aging fellow who has overstayed his welcome. Unless something wild and crazy happens, like a war, and nobody wants one of those. Well, does this qualify for a wild card, an unpredictable game-changer that could either destroy a guy or provoke a backlash in his favor? Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted by the attorney general of Israel, Avichai Mandelblit, on three counts of fraud, bribery, and breach of trust. That is sure to make everyone mad. The leftists will fulminate, the legalists will fuss, the rightists will fume. There is actually a potential for a Netanyahu victory in this scenario, and it goes something like this. A lot of politically conservative types have been denying the prime minister their votes in the last two go-rounds for various reasons: time for new blood, voting for smaller, more right-of-center parties, and general disillusionment. Those voters could be rallied back into the fold if they can be sold on the importance of “sending a message” to those elitists, those eggheads, those softies, you know the drill. Bottom line, you never know: this may make some people angry enough to consolidate around the one tried leader who can articulate their worldview and occasionally honor it in his policies. Did I say “tried”? Poor choice of words. The charges center around the classic modes of corruption: buying gifts with favors and buying favors with gifts. Specifically, he stands accused of accepting expensive cigars from billionaires who want access and of giving benefits to media companies in return for better coverage. This is ironic when one considers that Rush Limbaugh has said on the air that Netanyahu brings him cigars. So did Netanyahu regift the billionaires’ cigars to get better coverage from Rush? Shhhh, we had better pipe down before they announce a fourth count. Remember, Israel has already jailed a former prime minister on similar charges. Ehud Olmert was sentenced to 11 months in prison for accepting cash gifts and collectible pens while double-billing the government and foreign donors for his travel. The Israeli Supreme Court thought that was too lenient and tacked another five months onto his sentence. So this is not a hollow threat. And to Netanyahu’s chagrin, his rival Benjamin Gantz tweeted an old video clip of Netanyahu saying Olmert should resign before his indictment comes down, advice Olmert followed…  

John Solomon goes off on Fiona Hill’s testimony implying his Ukraine reports were ‘Russian propaganda’

by Vivek Saxena{ } ~ Veteran investigative reporter John Solomon reacted angrily Thursday after the White House’s former top Russia analyst, Fiona Hill, accused him of being a fake news merchant… In claims that have since been amplified by the partisan media, Hill alleged that his reporting on Ukraine’s corruption — namely that figures within its government sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election — is a “fictional narrative.”  She further accused him of helping Russia perpetrate a disinformation campaign against the American people. It’s unclear whether Hill is aware of the Russian-linked Steele dossier that was used by the FBI to spy on President Donald Trump and used by the Democrats to likewise smear him.  Regardless, her allegations irked Solomon, who responded first on Twitter and then later via a more formal statement. He also linked to a story by The Epoch Times, an independent media outlet that’s confirmed much of his reporting.  Speaking later Thursday evening on Fox News, he argued that, despite assertions from Hill and other dubious figures, his facts remain undisputed.  “Every fact that I have is out for people to see. Nobody in these hearings today could cite a specific fact. … Every fact that I’ve ever reported is online,” he said. Solomon further pushed back on the smear that reporting certain facts makes him an unreliable partisan hack. For instance, when then-Ukrainian Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko accused then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch of giving him a list of people to not prosecute, Solomon accurately reported it in a piece for The Hill. But because  Lutsenko later allegedly retracted this statement, Democrats and their media allies have smeared Solomon for having reported his original claim. This despite there being literal video evidence proving that Lutsenko did, in fact, utter those remarks: “I’m probably being punished a lot because the president’s mentioned me and likes my reporting,” he said. “But I don’t report because it makes the president happy; I report because I think truth needs to get out there.”…  


Laura Cooper: Emails ‘Not Necessarily’ About Hold on Ukraine Aid

by JOEL B. POLLAK{ } ~ Laura Cooper, the top Department of Defense official dealing with Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, amended her earlier testimony from October in a public hearing at the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday evening… Cooper told the committee that in reviewing her previous testimony with her staff, she was told of several instances in which Ukrainian officials had asked about the status of aid that had been upheld. She said that while the only time a Ukrainian official had raised the issue with her personally had been on Sep. 5 — after the publication of the Politico article that most witnesses pinpointed as the moment Ukraine became aware — her staff had received two unclassified emails from the State Department. One arrived on July 25 stating that the Ukrainian embassy and the House Foreign Affairs Committee “asking about security assistance.” The other arrived the same day, saying that Capitol Hill and the Ukrainian embassy both knew about the hold “to an extent.” Cooper said that she did not receive the emails, her staff did not tell her about them, and she knew nothing about them. She added that on July 3, her staff received an email from the State Department about a block on the aid, and then on July 25 a staff member received an email from the Ukrainian embassy asking “what was going on” with the aid. Cooper said she did not know what the Ukrainians knew about the situation, but that she and her staff were aware that Ukrainians might raise concerns in August, but it was never addressed openly and they could not remember a date when the question of the hold had been raised.  Committee chairman Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff (D-CA) noted the fact that July 25 was also the date of the phone call  between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Later, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, testifying alongside Cooper, told Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) that he was not aware of any link between the aid and investigations requested by the president. Update: Later, under questioning from Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), Cooper admitted that the emails were “not necessarily” about the hold on aid. She answered, “I cannot say for certain” that the Ukrainians knew about the hold. Ratcliffe raised the point because of media headlines claiming Ukrainians knew about a “hold” as early as July.  

Former Reagan Attorney General Ed MeeseSpying On The Trump Campaign Is scumbag/liar-nObama’s Watergate

by AMBER ATHEY{ } ~ Former Attorney General Ed Meese, who served under President Ronald Reagan, compared spying on the Trump campaign to the Watergate scandal in an exclusive interview with the Daily Caller… Meese previewed the impending IG report on FISA abuse, which is expected to drop on Dec. 9. The report is expected to reach a conclusion as to whether intelligence agencies followed the correct processes when obtaining warrants to spy on members of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Meese debunked the idea that the IG report’s findings should be dismissed because the investigation occurred during the Trump administration, explaining that the IG’s investigations are independent. Meese also reveals the significance of the scumbag/liar-nObama administration trying to undermine a political opponent using unjustified investigations by the intelligence community, comparing the tactics to those used by President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal. 


scumbag-George Soros’s secret 2016 access to State exposes ‘big money’ hypocrisy of Democrats

By JOHN SOLOMON{ } ~ Liberal mega-donor scumbag-George Soros made some big bets during the last U.S. presidential election. One was that scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton would win the presidency… Another was that he could reshape Ukraine’s government to his liking, and that his business empire might find fertile ground in that former Soviet state. So when Donald Trump’s improbable march to the White House picked up steam in the spring of 2016, Team scumbag-Soros marched to the top of the State Department to protect some of those investments, according to newly released department memos providing a rare glimpse into the Democratic donor’s extraordinary access to the scumbag/liar-nObama administration. Then-Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland received repeated calls, emails and meeting requests from scumbag-Soros, according to the memos obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the conservative group Citizens United. On May 25, 2016, for example, Chris Canavan of the scumbag-Soros Fund Management firm provided Nuland a written briefing under the heading “Russia sovereign bond issue.” At the time, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime posed a threat to scumbag-Soros’s vision for Ukraine. “Toria, here is my take on Russia’s foray into the bond markets this week, based on the market chatter I’ve been able to pick up,” Canavan wrote in an email, released with heavy redactions hiding most of his advice to Nuland. Canavan worked on the for-profit side of the scumbag-Soros empire, and his cozy nickname relationship with the top State official responsible for Russia and Ukraine policy speaks volumes about the access scumbag-Soros was afforded. Six days later, the nonprofit side of the scumbag-Soros empire rang the same doorbell. scumbag-Soros and his top foundation official in Ukraine scored a hastily arranged call with Nuland to discuss European migration policy… 

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Why Democrats Don’t Want Public to Know Origins of Ukraine Probe

 Byron York

Why are House Democrats stonewalling questions about the identity of the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower?Start by taking them at their word. Perhaps they really are concerned about the whistleblower’s personal safety. They also know that, beyond a limited prohibition applying only to the inspector general of the intelligence community, no law bars anyone — in politics, media or anywhere else — from revealing the whistleblower’s identity. So they worry.But there is more to the story. Should the whistleblower have connections to prominent Democrats, exposure of his identity could be embarrassing to the party. And perhaps most of all, reading through the impeachment inquiry depositions that have been released so far, it’s clear that cutting off questions that could possibly relate to the whistleblower has also allowed Democrats to shut off any look at how the Trump-Ukraine investigation started.Who was involved? What actions did they take? Why did some government employees think President Trump’s July 25 call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky represented a lost opportunity, or poor judgment, while others thought it represented wrongdoing requiring congressional investigation?Democrats do not want the public to know. And that is a position familiar to anyone who has watched Washington for the last two years: The Democrats’ determination to cut off questions about the origins of the Trump-Ukraine investigation is strikingly similar to their determination to cut off questions about the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. In both cases, they fought hard to keep secret the origins of investigations that have shaken the nation, deeply divided the electorate, and affected the future of the presidency.From their point of view, it makes sense. Democrats were rattled by Republican efforts to uncover the origins of the Trump-Russia probe. The Steele dossier, the use of spies and informants to target the Trump campaign, the Carter Page wiretap, the murky start to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation — Democrats resisted GOP attempts to reveal them all.But in 2017 and 2018 Republicans controlled the House. Then-Chairman Devin Nunes used the power of the Intelligence Committee to unearth key parts of the story. Nunes’ efforts eventually led to a Justice Department inspector general investigation whose results, expected in coming weeks, could further damage the Democratic Trump-Russia storyline. And then there is the ongoing criminal investigation led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.But Democrats now control the House. As they lead the Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry, current Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff and other Democrats are applying the lesson learned from Trump-Russia: Do not allow inquiry into the origins of the investigation.The problem is, the whistleblower remains an important part of the story. His carefully crafted Aug. 12 complaint created the template that Democrats have followed in the impeachment campaign. In public hearings, Democrats have praised the whistleblower’s action for starting the whole process. And it’s an incredibly important process — what matter could be more weighty than possible removing the president of the United States? But the public does not get to learn how it began.Behind the scenes, scumbag/liar-Schiff has exercised his authority to cut off lines of questioning that might reveal anything about the probe’s origin. The transcripts of depositions his committee has released are filled with example after example of scumbag/liar-Schiff, or lawyers acting at his direction, stopping questioning that might lead to how the investigation began. “We want to make sure that there is no effort to try to, by process of elimination, identify the whistleblower,” scumbag/liar-Schiff said in one recently released deposition.Democrats learned several lessons from their unsuccessful attempt to bring down the president over the Trump-Russia affair. That investigation was entrusted to a special counsel who ultimately could not establish that scumbag/liar-Schiff’s and the Democrats’ key allegation, a conspiracy or coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, ever actually occurred. Now — lessons learned — House Democrats are doing the Trump-Ukraine investigation themselves, making it easier to reach the conclusion they want.But Democrats appear committed to not allowing Republicans to open the Pandora’s box of how the investigation began. In the case of the Trump-Zelensky call, some officials heard the conversation as it happened and saw no wrongdoing. Others, or at least one other — National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman — saw wrongdoing and felt compelled to take action.How did that happen, precisely? That is what scumbag/liar-Schiff does not want the nation to know.  ~The Patriot Post  


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