Thursday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors: WIKILEAKS FOUNDER ARRESTED: “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London,” the Associated Press reports. The arrest occurred “after the South American nation decided to revoke the political asylum that had given Assange sanctuary for almost seven years.” Ecuador President Lenin Moreno cited “repeated violations to international conventions and daily life.” CNBC adds that the Justice Department was ready, levying “a criminal charge against … Assange, accusing him of conspiring to hack into a classified U.S. government computer.” Assange’s co-conspirator was “Chelsea” Manning. The U.S. has filed an extradition request.

TRUMP-CAMPAIGN SPYING: “Attorney General William Barr dropped a bombshell Wednesday, telling a group of senators that he believes spying against the Trump campaign did take place in 2016. … ‘Yes, I think spying did occur. But the question is whether it was predicated, adequately predicated,’ Barr said. ‘I’m not suggesting it wasn’t adequately predicated, but I need to explore that.’ Barr suggested later in the hearing that he had information leading him to question whether the FBI conducted unauthorized surveillance against the Trump campaign.” (The Daily Caller)

SPEAKING OF DEMOCRAT RUSSIAN COLLUSION… “The legal team for former scumbag/liar-nObama White House lawyer Greg Craig say that they expect Craig to be indicted in the near future on charges related to work that he performed in 2012 for the Russia-aligned government of Ukraine. … The case against the 74-year-old Democrat — who has served in senior legal positions under two Democrat presidents — originated from Special Counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.” (The Daily Wire)

DRILL, BABY, DRILL: “Aiming to streamline oil and gas pipeline projects, President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed two executive orders making it harder for states to block construction because of environmental concerns. The orders were prompted by fossil fuel industry pressure after officials in New York and Washington state had stopped new projects with permitting processes in recent years.” (USA Today)

MEDICARE FOR ALL: “Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders unveiled the latest version of his ‘Medicare For All’ bill on Wednesday… Sanders’ legislation is broadly similar to prior versions: It would effectively replace all insurance with a more generous version of Medicare that covers every American with no copayments or deductibles. The updated bill adds new benefits for long-term care to help seniors remain in their homes and communities. … The Sanders bill is the definitive leftmost position on health care for 2020.” (NBC News)

CARAVAN NUMBERS: “Halfway through fiscal year (FY) 2019, 104 caravans of 100 or more migrants tried to enter the U.S. via its southwest border — up from only 13 in all of FY2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported Tuesday. Only two caravans of 100+ migrants tried to breach the border during the 12 months (October-September) of fiscal year 2018. The 104 large caravans encountered in the first six months of FY2019 (through March) resulted in 17,242 apprehensions of migrants trying to enter the U.S.” (

ICE CHIEF THROWING IN THE TOWEL: “The acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Ron Vitiello, has resigned amid an agency wide restructuring of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Vitiello had originally been nominated to take over the post permanently, but his nomination was abruptly pulled last week by President Trump, who said he wanted to go in a ‘tougher’ direction. … Vitiello’s last day at ICE will be Friday.” (The Hill)

OPM TROUBLES: According to The Washington Free Beacon, “China is mining intelligence from an estimated 23 million records of American federal workers, including intelligence and security personnel, stolen in cyberattacks against the Office of Personnel Management.” Perhaps it’s good timing, then, that the White House “has been looking into dismantling the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and appears to be moving closer toward accomplishing something no president since Reagan has,” as reported by The Daily Wire.

scumbag/mad-MAXINE WATERS’S BLAME-SHIFTING: “House Financial Services Committee chairwoman scumbag/mad-Maxine Waters was brought up short Wednesday after she targeted banking chiefs over the student loan crisis, even though the federal government took over student lending in 2010.” (The Washington Times)

TAXPAYER-FUNDED ABUSE:A group of hundreds of concerned parents is calling for an immediate halt to a taxpayer-funded study on transgender youth where the young participants are given powerful hormone blockers to stave off puberty and later a regimen of cross-sex hormones. … Four pediatric gender clinics were awarded a $5.7 million grant in 2015 by the National Institutes of Health for the five-year study, ‘The Impact of Early Medical Treatment in Transgender Youth,’ which had 279 participants in the cross-sex hormone cohort and 71 participants in the puberty blocker cohort as of April 30, 2018.“ (National Review)

HUMOR: Progressives officially redefine “hate speech” as “speech we do not like” (The Babylon Bee)

POLICY: The NRA is right about the Violence Against Women Act (Reason)

POLICY: Three reasons Congress should not bring back scumbag/liar-nObama-era net neutrality (Independent Women’s Forum)

~The Patriot Post


President Trump Should Never Publicly Release His Tax Returns

by Dov Fischer } ~ {Do most fair-minded Americans really care what is in Donald Trump’s tax returns? Will that information help people stay healthier, get more educated, plan recreation times more cleverly, get children honestly into college?… If Mitt Romney’s tax returns did not help people get richer, will Trump’s? It and they will not. There is no benefit that any reasonable, fair-minded person now will achieve for herself, her spouse, her children, her parents, or anyone else by seeing Donald Trump’s tax returns. There might have been a benefit when he first sought the Presidency — for example, to know whether he had financial interests that would conflict with his loyalty to America’s primacy — and the voters then could have rejected his candidacy in 2016 for that refusal to disclose. The matter was litigated thoroughly during the 2016 elections, and the voters chose him anyway. Perhaps if he had released his returns publicly, he also would have carried New York, California, Illinois, and Mexico. Maybe. Well, probably not. Trump was elected and now has been in office for more than two years. If the Democrats’ argument is that his tax returns of years ago will reveal financial interests repugnant to America’s primacy, consider first their main daily criticism of him: They attack him endlessly for using the motto “America First.” America First — what a beautiful sounding expression! America First. Yet they equate that term with White Nationalism, even Nazism. They hate terms like “America First” in an age when their darling scumbag/liar-nObama began his Presidency with a worldwide Apology Tour, seeking forgiveness for American exceptionalism. By the way, America is exceptional and well en route to being even greater again. But what of Trump’s financial interests, laden deep within his returns? Would they reveal conflicting loyalties, even scumbag/commie-John Brennan’s accusation of “treason”?…


Yep, it’s Bibi again

by Danielle Pletka

{ } ~ The Israeli elections were touted as a referendum on the leadership of four term Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Israeli people have made clear their opinion… Notwithstanding corruption charges, the enmity of the privileged classes, and an opponent who presented himself as Bibi-lite, Netanyahu is on track for another term. “It’s an unbelievable, tremendous victory,” Netanyahu said. And he’s right. For a while, it appeared that the Likud leader had met his match. His major opponents agreed to set aside their differences in order to take Bibi down, and for the first time, it appeared that Israel’s muddled, riven left had found a path to victory. If Netanyahu’s secret sauce is confidence in his security bona fides, who better to face him than three former generals who together made up the hastily cobbled together Blue and White alliance? And they gave him a run for his money: Almost finalized returns appear to hand 35 seats in the 120 seat Knesset to each list, not bad for a party that didn’t exist last year. But the once mighty Israeli Labor party is likely down to six seats, with four for its ally Meretz. Labor once held Israel like the Democratic Party held the US House — in a vice-like grip no one ever believed would loosen. And this is what it has come to. But back to Bibi. The press loves to liken Netanyahu to Donald Trump, and there is a resemblance — and one that Bibi took pains to emphasize in his campaign. Both are brash, both are politically incorrect, both are despised by the establishment, and if we are to believe the fourth estate and prosecutors, both are crooked. But Netanyahu is far deeper, far smarter, and far less feral than Trump; when the time calls for it, his mind is in the political game. But unlike Trump, his entire career has not been informed simply by the game. It was Netanyahu who decided not to attack Iran’s nuclear sites; it was Netanyahu who stayed out of Syria’s conflict, except to strike Iranian assets; it has been Netanyahu who has presided over the greatest rapprochement between Israel and the Sunni Arab world in Israel’s history. Still, Trump made clear his desire to see Netanyahu win this race, and did a good deal to tip the scales for the Likud leader. The designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization just a day before the election, the decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan mere weeks ago, and the US embassy move to Jerusalem have all been music to Bibi’s ears. Now, there are sound American national interests in each of these decisions, but let’s just say the impact on Israeli politics was a bonus…


The Google Blacklisting of The American Spectator

by Jeffrey Lord

{ } ~ “Apparently Google wants to protect the American people from our polysyllabic words and occasional long sentences. and in the course of doing so, they lied to Congress… And we may be looking into them in the near future.” So spoke R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. on learning that The American Spectator had been blacklisted by Google. Bob Tyrrell is the founder of the now-52-year-old conservative magazine that is well in the mainstream of center-right, Reagan-conservative thought. It has, over the decades, been home to prominent conservative writers who have gone on to journalistic celebrity of their own. With a reference to the Spectator’s titanic battles with the scumbag/liar-Clinton administration in the 1990s, Tyrrell added — with a dollop of his trademark humor: “After all, we’ve already been investigated by the scumbag/liar-Clinton Justice Department and IRS — and scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton has never been exonerated for anything, including dropping his pants in public.” The episode to which Tyrrell referred was the Spectator’s scoop-in-the-day that had revealed the-then president’s interlude with Arkansas employee Paula Jones while he was governor. The revelations focused on a scandal dubbed “Troopergate” — the allegation that then-Arkansas Governor scumbag/liar-Clinton was accused by some Arkansas State Police officers of using the troopers to arrange — ahem — sexual adventures for the young governor. As when Ms. Jones was summoned to meet scumbag/liar-Clinton in a Little Rock hotel room — where he, according to Jones, dropped his pants and told her to, ah, kiss it. The upshot, after the full wrath of the scumbag/liar-Clinton Justice Department apparatus was turned on The American Spectator, was not only exoneration and a victory for a free press but a settlement that had scumbag/liar-Clinton paying Jones a cool $850,000. And oh yes, there was that impeachment thing…


Wikipedia’s Credibility Called into Question… Again: Analysis

by Sharyl Attkisson

{} ~ A report in Huffington Post recently revealed the case of Wikipedia editor Ed Sussman, who was paid by media clients such as NBC and Axios to help diminish critical material… Paid editors operating in a similar manner to Sussman have worked on behalf of CNN contributor Hilary Rosen and the CEOs of Reddit and Intel, among other clients. Other conduct by Sussman not covered by the Huffington Post shows him authoring fluff pieces for NBC executives and getting his proposed changes approved by another paid Wikipedia editor. The report by Ashley Feinberg detailed former journalist Ed Sussman’s work as a paid Wikipedia fixer for clients such as Axios, NBC, and Facebook. Sussman did this work through the firm WhiteHatWiki, which he argues follows Wikipedia policies. Sussman disclosed his paid editing on Wikipedia and ostensibly worked within the rules by having other editors approve proposed changes.You can read the rest of the story here: You can also watch the Full Measure story examining the many issues with Wikipedia:


scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler’s Egregious Hypocrisy

Political Editors: Amidst a lengthy investigation of the president over possible obstruction of justice, Rep. scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler (D-NY) declared that his accusers were attempting a coup d’état, and insisted, “Members of Congress have no power, indeed they have no rights, to arrogate to themselves the power to nullify an election absent such a compelling threat.” One problem: As The Daily Signal notes, “scumbag liar-Nadler’s remarks came as the House Judiciary Committee was considering articles of impeachment against President scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton.”

Oh how times change!

scumbag liar-Nadler, who’s spearheading Phase II of Democrats’ crusade to obstruct President Donald Trump, has requested numerous documents from Trump associates in an attempt to further this effort by ensnaring Trump in his hush-money payments to mistresses.

But, again the Signal points out, back in 1998, scumbag liar-Nadler sang a different tune: “Perjury is a serious crime, and if proven, should be prosecuted in a court of law, but it may or may not implicate the president’s duties and performance in office. Perjury on a private matter, perjury regarding sex, is not a great and serious offense against the nation. It is not an abuse of uniquely presidential power, it does not threaten our form of government.”

1998: “The effect of impeachment is to overturn the popular will of the voters as expressed in a national election. We must not overturn an election and remove a president from office except to defend our very system of government or our constitutional liberties against a dire threat. And we must not do so without an overwhelming consensus of the American people and of their representatives in Congress of the absolute necessity.”

2019: “There could be grounds for impeachment [in dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s report], there could be grounds for other actions, there could be things the American people ought to know. You know, you can commit shameful acts, you can commit complete betrayals of the public interest without committing impeachable acts. And if you did that, the public ought to know that too. And the standard here is not an impeachment. The standard is we have to protect the public from presidential misconduct.”

Are we really to believe scumbag liar-Nadler has merely gained wisdom with age, or is there — maybe, just perhaps — a partisan political agenda at play? ~The Patriot Post  


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