Thursday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors: scumbag-COMEY EXPOSED: Former FBI Director scumbag-James Comey, whose Trump Derangement Syndrome motivated him to leak memos, has managed to remain legally unscathed. But his luck just might be running out. The Justice Department inspector general today revealed, “We conclude that scumbag-Comey’s retention, handling, and dissemination of certain Memos violated Department and FBI policies, and his FBI Employment Agreement.” Furthermore, “scumbag-Comey is also a possible target of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s investigation into alleged Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse,” according to the Washington Examiner. “He signed three of the four FISA applications targeting former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page before being fired by Trump. Horowitz’s report is expected to be released after Labor Day.” Put another way, Dorian might not be the only storm wreaking havoc over the coming weeks and months.

LABOR DAY STORM: USA Today reports: “Hurricane Dorian is on track to become a major hurricane with dangerous storm surge and winds before its slams into Florida’s east coast at the end of Labor Day weekend, forecasters said Thursday. Dorian left the Caribbean relatively unscathed as it pushed past Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands on Wednesday. But forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say the storm is primed to strengthen to a Category 3 hurricane with possible ‘rapid intensification’ as it swirls into the Atlantic.” By the way, it’s global warming’s fault.

FAKE NEWS: “One of MSNBC’s hosts walked back Wednesday an incendiary claim he had made the previous night about President Trump being controlled by the Kremlin. Lawrence O’Donnell retracted his claim that Russian oligarchs had co-signed Mr. Trump’s loans with Deutsche Bank, saying the claim hadn’t been vetted and was based on hearsay.” (The Washington Times)

THINNING THE HERD: “Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she was dropping out of the race after spending at least $4 million on advertising in recent months to qualify. Billionaire climate change activist Tom Steyer, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and self-help guru Marianne Williamson were also among those missing September’s debate, as were Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and a handful of others.” (Associated Press)

ONE-TRICK PONY? “Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday ruled out running for the Senate next year following news that Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) would retire,” according to The Hill. Maybe that’s because she has her eyes set on the veep prize.

Other Notables

NEW FACEBOOK RULES: “Facebook announced Wednesday that it will tighten its rules on political advertising ahead of the 2020 elections, in an attempt to crack down on election interference after insidious actors ran rampant on the platform in 2016. … The rules will enhance a previous set of regulations the social-media company rolled out last year requiring political advertisers to name and prove the identities of the groups behind their ads.” (National Review)

UNION CORRUPTION: “FBI and Internal Revenue Service agents raided the home of UAW President Gary Jones in metro Detroit early Wednesday as part of a nationwide sweep of sites tied to the autoworker union,” the Detroit Free Press reports. “Agents also raided the California home of Dennis Williams, who preceded Jones as UAW chief; the union’s northern Michigan conference center; a UAW regional office in Missouri, where Jones was based previously; and the home of Williams aide Amy Loasching in Wisconsin. The multiagency raids were a major step as federal officials ramped up their corruption investigation of the autoworkers union — which is in the midst of contract negotiations with Detroit automakers.” And yet they wonder why Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant doesn’t want AUW representation?

METHANE DEREGULATION: “The Environmental Protection Agency, in a proposed rule, will aim to eliminate federal requirements that oil and gas companies install technology to inspect for and fix methane leaks from wells, pipelines and storage facilities. … Under the proposal, methane, the main component of natural gas, would be only indirectly regulated. A separate but related category of gases, known as volatile organic compounds, would remain regulated under the new rule, and those curbs would have the side benefit of averting some methane emissions.” (The New York Times)

WHAT DISCRIMINATION? “This year is shaping up to be the first year that women make up the majority of the college-educated labor force, a milestone that is already altering benefits packages offered by companies and one that could influence family sizes in the future. … Since 2013, the female share of college-educated workers has been around the 49% mark, with 2019 being the year that women cross into a very slight majority.” (The Wall Street Journal)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Why are automakers caving to California’s radical greens? (Issues & Insights)

POLICY: Despite the yield curve, the sky isn’t falling (The Washington Times)

HUMOR: ACLU sues Steinway because piano has only 36 black keys (IMAO)

~The Patriot Post

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Justice Department inspector general has done separate report on scumbag-James Comey

by Byron York

{ washingtonexaminer.com } ~ The Justice Department inspector general is preparing to release a report on the conduct of fired FBI Director scumbag-James Comey in the Trump-Russia investigation, according to a number of sources with knowledge of the situation… The specific timing of the report’s release is not clear. The scumbag-Comey report is separate from a larger inspector general report on the DOJ’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe. That report, sometimes referred to by Republicans as an investigation into “FISA abuse,” is expected to be released later. It is not clear why the inspector general, Michael Horowitz, chose to write a separate report on scumbag-Comey. Among other things, scumbag-Comey has been under investigation for his handling of several memos he wrote memorializing conversations with President Trump. The memos began in January 2017, when Trump was still president-elect, and continued until April 2017, the month before Trump summarily fired the FBI director. scumbag-Comey’s memos were, at the least, confidential FBI documents, and at most, in some cases, classified. scumbag-Comey told Congress that he sent some of the memos to a friend for the purpose of being leaked to the New York Times. scumbag-Comey hoped media reports would set off a firestorm that would ultimately result in the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the Trump-Russia matter. That is precisely what happened with the appointment of Robert Mueller. It is not clear what conclusions Horowitz has reached about scumbag-Comey’s actions. Horowitz earlier referred the scumbag-Comey memo matter to the Justice Department for possible prosecution, but Justice officials declined to go forward…  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/justice-inspector-general-has-done-separate-report-on-james-comey?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_08/28/2019&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5261

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Get Off the Sidelines: #StandWithICE

by Michelle Malkin

{ townhall.com } ~ Dear fellow patriots: It’s time to stop making nice with those who are waging war on ICE. Are you sick of your neighborhoods being hijacked by law enforcement-bashing thugs… who prioritize every last illegal immigrant over law-abiding families, workers and employers? Are you sick of do-nothing politicians promising to take action while well-funded and well-organized protesters riot in our streets and obstruct criminal arrests? Are you sick of nobody except for a few demonized Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer activists standing up on the front lines against the American flag hijackers and knee-takers and hatred-inciters threatening ICE employees and Border Patrol agents and their families? If so, I hope you will join me as I tour the country the next few months and take the battle for our safety and security straight to the nation’s worst open borders sanctuaries. Look around. We have unhinged Democrats uniting in common cause with violent antifa and cheap labor-hungry big business CEOs to blow holes in our sovereignty and endanger our communities. We have trashmouth Rep. worthless-Rashida Tlaib, D-Michiganistan, leading protests against ICE in Dearborn two weeks ago that bullied the city into withdrawing from cooperative agreements to hold illegal immigrant detainees. We have militant socialists in New York, funded by the far-left Tides Foundation, spreading “abolish ICE” hatred in the streets and instigating witch hunts against ICE online. We have Silicon Valley social justice warriors, including thousands of seditious zealots at Google, Amazon and Microsoft, demanding that their employers stop doing business with any agencies that help enforce our federal immigration laws. This isn’t empty virtue signaling. It’s causing horrific mayhem from coast to coast, as I reported two weeks ago. And it’s not just our men and women at ICE, under literal fire, who suffer the consequences…  https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/08/28/get-off-the-sidelines-standwithice-n2552286?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=08/28/2019&bcid=7220442bc3498cb5e2d68f3cb4d11680&recip=18305623

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Mexican National Convicted of Illegal Voting in USA

by Lloyd Billingsley

{ frontpagemag.com } ~ According to the U.S. Attorney, Lerma was born in Mexico in 1955 and in the early 1990s, “acquired and began fraudulently using the identity of a United States citizen named Hiram Velez… Lerma used the Velez identity to unlawfully obtain U.S. passports and to vote in federal elections.” The Diplomatic Security Service of the U.S. State Department uncovered the fraud. Ripping off the identity of the dead, dramatized in The Day of The Jackal, is a crime that predates the computer age. That was well underway in the 1990s, so legitimate citizens might wonder why it took so long to bag Lerma. Once he had stolen the identity of Hiram Velez, the Mexican compounded the crime. He remarried his Mexican wife in Los Angeles so she and his children could gain legal resident status. Lerma also voted illegally for the past 20 years, including federal elections from 2012 to 2016. During the trial, Lerma claimed he didn’t know where and when he was born because he was found on the streets of San Antonio at the age of five. The Mexican national also claimed he was a supporter of President Trump, and contributed to the Republican party. In media accounts the defendant emerged as an “Avowed Trump Supporter,” so the establishment media was willing to accept the Mexican’s testimony as truthful. The jury wasn’t and found the identity thief guilty on all counts. The Mexican national faces a mandatory two years in prison for aggravated identity theft, a maximum of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for passport fraud, and a maximum of one year in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of voting by an alien. The voter-fraud charge is of particular interest in California. By the reckoning of attorney general scumbag-Xavier Becerra, once on scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate, there are more than 10 million “immigrants,” government code for illegals, in California. The state DMV “motor voter” program put one million “new” voters on the rolls by 2018…  https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/274730/mexican-national-convicted-illegal-voting-usa-lloyd-billingsley

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liar-Pelosi’s New Americans Battle with Mexican Police

by independentsentinel.com ~ liar-Nancy Pelosi’s new Americans, on their way up to the border, are seen in this video fighting with Mexican police… There are tens of thousands of young, single African men on their way up to the border. The media is silent. The fight as seen in the clip took place in a detention center in Tapachula, Mexico. It was released by Voice of America. Hundreds of the migrants haven’t been able to get in. One of the Africans stopped by Mexico this week cursed about having paid smugglers $8,000 to get that far — to Mexico. Is any of this real, though? How much is just performance art? Tens of thousands still get in every month and if they don’t get in marching up brazenly to the border, they will sneak in at another place and point in time. We still have 85,000 coming in a month as compared with 144,000 a month — it’s too many. We have no idea who these people are, but we can safely say they probably aren’t coming to follow our rule of law or because they admire our values. That’s speculation of course. The Mexicans are stopping some but if they are making $8,000 a head, this won’t stop easily and our politicians are aiding and abetting these cartels. They’re in business with them. I wonder how many get paid off. If I wanted to destroy the USA, this is the blueprint.  https://www.independentsentinel.com/pelosis-new-americans-battle-with-mexican-police/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTYfNfFdDUw

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commie-Sanders, Castro Are Speaking With These Extremists in Houston

By Ryan Mauro and Alex VanNess

{ clarionproject.org } ~ Clarion recently reported that Democratic presidential candidates commie-Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro will be speak at this weekend’s convention of a radical Islamist group with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood… commie-Sanders and Castro will participate in a “presidential forum” at the convention of Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in Houston beginning August 31, 2019. Headlining the convention is comedian and Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, as well as Democratic presidential candidates, commie-Bernie Sanders and Julian Castro. As the 56th annual convention draws near, the list of featured extremist participants is starting to take shape. These radicals include: Nihad Awad is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR grew out of the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), a group founded in 1981 by Hamas member Mousa Abu Marzook. FBI wiretaps in 1993 reveal that CAIR was established to deceptively push the Islamist agenda in America. During a speech at a university in 1994, Awad said he was “in support of the Hamas movement more than the PLO.” In a 1998 interview with The Georgetown Voice, Awad accused Jews of controlling U.S. foreign policy. Hatem Bazian is the chairman of American Muslims for Palestine and founder of Students for Justice in Palestine.Zahra Billoo is the executive director of the Northern California chapter of CAIR. Mehdi Hasan is a longtime presenter for the Qatar state-owned media outlet Al Jazeera. “When he speaks, he’s no less a government spokesman than Kellyanne Conway or Sarah Sanders,” explained David Reaboi of the Security Studies Group. Activist and Woman’s March organizer Linda Sarsour has a very sordid history with regards to anti-Semitism. Abdul El-Sayed, a former Michigan gubernatorial candidate has several problematic associations. Clarion Project was the first to bring attention to El-Sayed’s embrace the Islamic House of Wisdom — a radical, pro-Iran, mosque in Dearborn Heights. The Islamic House of Wisdom is one of three Iran-linked mosques in Michigan. Hassan Shibly is CAIR-Tampa’s executive director. Shibly is currently acting as a pro-bono attorney and advocate for Hoda Muthana, a New Jersey-born woman who proclaimed her adherence to ISIS in writing and is now seeking to return to the US. Muzammil Siddiqi is the chairman of ISNA’s Fiqh Council of North America, the body that issues the authoritative religious rulings for the group. Omar Suleiman, a member of the ICNA Sharia Council, is the founder and president of the Irving, Texas-based Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research. Suleiman, who’s views recently came under scrutiny after he was invited to provide the invocation prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives, has a long history of siding with Hamas, praising terrorists, and pushing anti-Semitic tropes about how Israel controls U.S. foreign policy, calling Israel the 51st state of America. Imam Siraj Wahhaj is a radical preacher who served as a character witness for the “Blind Sheikh,” Omar Abdel-Rahman, who was found guilty of masterminding terrorist plots against the United States, including his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing…  https://clarionproject.org/sanders-castro-are-speaking-with-these-extremists-in-houston/

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Trump’s Rope-a-Dope Negotiation Strategy

Thomas Gallatin: President Donald Trump has rarely been precise in his use of language. Hyperbole and broad generalizations regularly pepper his descriptive and often longwinded meandering comments on almost every subject. This aspect of Trump’s communication style has been what has produced the most criticism and consternation from his political and media opponents — and even many friends. Following the collapse of the Russian collusion narrative, the Leftmedia shifted its anti-Trump strategy to focus on Trump’s communication style with the goal of painting him as essentially crazy. Yet Trump’s communication style hasn’t suddenly changed. Like it or not, he communicates in the same manner as he did before he was elected.

It’s no secret that leftists oppose Trump and are constantly angling for different means by which to take him down. So, why does it often appear that Trump seemingly plays right into their hands? Why is Trump not more careful with his words? Has he not yet learned?

We’ve noted it before, but it bears repeating. Listen to what Trump means, not what he says. This is easier said than done. There’s no question that Trump has made contradictory statements and that he has said offensive things. He has lavished near-effusive praise on tyrannical dictators and strongmen like Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin, while at other times he has thrown some of his own people under the proverbial bus for inconsequential and petty disputes. At times he has made comments that have risen to the level of the noblest of statesmen, and at other times he has gone low, throwing out schoolyard insults.

Why does Trump behave this way? Is he really just crazy, as the Leftmedia insists? Ironically, in its coverage of Monday’s press conference in France following the G7 summit, The Washington Post stumbled across the answer. Asked about the ongoing trade war with China and his comments that he only wished he would have raised tariffs higher, Trump stated, “Sorry, it’s how I negotiate. It’s been very successful over the years.”

It’s Trump’s rope-a-dope method. Throw out contradictory statements, rhetorical bombs, and effusive praise combined with a good measure of hyperbole and repetition. This invites his opponents to attack a perceived weakness. Then Trump continues to feign bravado to encourage his opponents to attack — and by so doing they expose themselves and their weakness. Trump’s not afraid to take glancing blows, and in fact he often welcomes them. His goal is to pull his opponents onto his playing field where he then has the advantage.

If you look beyond Trump’s style of communication, you’ll see how effective he has been at getting his agenda accomplished. It may often look like Trump is surrounded by chaos of his own making, but in reality this serves as his cover. When your opponent regularly underestimates you, you’re in the perfect position to take advantage. ~The Patriot Post

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