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Friday, July 21, 2017

Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/us/politics/sean-spicer-resigns-as-white-house-press-secretary.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=65602623&pgtype=Homepage


Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned on Friday morning, telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the New York financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Mr. Trump offered Mr. Scaramucci the job at 10 a.m. The president requested that Mr. Spicer stay on, but Mr. Spicer told Mr. Trump that he believed the appointment was a major mistake, according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange.

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NSA Analyst: We now have incontrovertible proof the Bureau never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton. The Federal Bureau of Investigation never had much enthusiasm for prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her friends.

From the moment the EmailGate scandal went public more than a year ago, it was obvious that the Federal Bureau of Investigation never had much enthusiasm for prosecuting Hillary Clinton or her friends. Under President Obama, the FBI grew so politicized that it became impossible for the Bureau to do its job – at least where high-ranking Democrats are concerned.

As I observed in early July, when Director James Comey announced that the FBI would not be seeking prosecution of anyone on Team Clinton over EmailGate, the Bureau had turned its back on its own traditions of floating above partisan politics in the pursuit of justice. “Malfeasance by the FBI, its bending to political winds, is a matter that should concern all Americans, regardless of their politics,” I stated, noting that it’s never a healthy turn of events in a democracy when your secret police force gets tarnished by politics.
Just how much Comey and his Bureau punted on EmailGate has become painfully obvious since then. Redacted FBI documents from that investigation, dumped on the Friday afternoon before the long Labor Day weekend, revealed that Hillary Clinton either willfully lied to the Bureau, repeatedly, about her email habits as secretary of state, or she is far too dumb to be our commander-in-chief.

Worse, the FBI completely ignored the appearance of highly classified signals intelligence in Hillary’s email, including information lifted verbatim from above-Top Secret NSA reports back in 2011. This crime, representing the worst compromise of classified information in EmailGate – that the public knows of, at least – was somehow deemed so uninteresting that nobody at the FBI bothered to ask anybody on Team Clinton about it.


This stunning omission appears highly curious to anybody versed in counterintelligence matters, not least since during Obama’s presidency, the FBI has prosecuted Americans for compromising information far less classified than what Clinton and her staff exposed on Hillary “unclassified” email server of bathroom infamy.
This week, however, we learned that there is actually no mystery at all here. The FBI was never able to get enough traction in its investigation of EmailGate to prosecute anybody since the Bureau had already granted immunity to key players in that scandal.

Granting immunity is a standard practice in investigations, and is sometimes unavoidable. Giving a pass to Bryan Pagliano, Hillary’s IT guru who set up her email and server, made some sense since he understands what happened here, technically speaking, and otherwise is a small fish. The wisdom of giving him a pass now seems debatable, though, since Pagliano has twice refused to testify before Congress about his part in EmailGate, blowing off subpoenas. Just this week the House Oversight Committee recommended that Pagliano be cited for contempt of Congress for his repeated no-shows. That vote was on strictly partisan lines, with not a single Democrat on the committee finding Pagliano’s ignoring of Congressional subpoenas to be worthy of censure.

Now it turns out the FBI granted immunity to much bigger fish in the Clinton political tank. Three more people got a pass from the Bureau in exchange for their cooperation: Hillary lawyer Heather Samuelson, State Department IT boss John Bental, and – by far the most consequential – Cheryl Mills, who has been a Clinton flunky-cum-factotum for decades.

http://observer.com/2016/09/the-fbi-investigation-of-emailgate-was-a-sham/ 

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Today Marks 6 Months Of An Unhinged Media Conducting A ‘FULL-SCALE COUP ATTEMPT’ Against Trump

Tho Im not a Rush Fan Boy, Rush is full on correct in his observation.



Top Neocons Teaming Up With Prominent Establishment Democratic War Hawks

With New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons

ONE OF THE most
under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political
landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the country’s
most extreme and discredited neocons. While the rise of Donald Trump,
whom neocons loathe, has accelerated this realignment, it began long before the ascension of Trump and is driven by far more common beliefs than contempt for the current president.
A
newly formed and, by all appearances, well-funded national security
advocacy group, devoted to more hawkish U.S. policies toward Russia and
other adversaries, provides the most vivid evidence yet of
this alliance. Calling itself the Alliance for Securing Democracy,
the group describes itself as “a bipartisan, transatlantic initiative”
that “will develop comprehensive strategies to defend against, deter,
and raise the costs on Russian and other state actors’ efforts to
undermine democracy and democratic institutions,” and also “will work to
publicly document and expose Vladimir Putin’s ongoing efforts to
subvert democracy in the United States and Europe.”
 It is, in fact, the ultimate union of mainstream Democratic foreign
policy officials and the world’s most militant, and
militaristic, neocons. The group is led by two longtime Washington foreign policy hands, one from the establishment Democratic wing and the other a key figure among leading GOP neocons.





The Democrat, Laura Rosenberger, served as a foreign
policy adviser for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and
chief of staff to two Obama national security officials. The Republican
is Jamie Fly, who spent the last four years as counselor for foreign and
national security affairs to one of the Senate’s most hawkish members,
Marco Rubio; prior to that, he served in various capacities in the Bush
Pentagon and National Security Council.



https://theintercept.com/2017/07/17/with-new-d-c-policy-group-dems-continue-to-rehabilitate-and-unify-with-bush-era-neocons/



Glenn
Greenwald writes an excellent piece about top neocons (including Bill
Kristol and Mike Chertoff) teaming up with prominent establishment
Democratic war hawks (Laura Rosenberger, Jake Sullivan, and former
acting CIA Director Mike Morrell) to form the Alliance for Securing Democracy,
the group describes itself as “a bipartisan, transatlantic initiative”
that “will develop comprehensive strategies to defend against, deter,
and raise the costs on Russian and other state actors’ efforts to
undermine democracy and democratic institutions,” and also “will work to
publicly document and expose Vladimir Putin’s ongoing efforts to
subvert democracy in the United States and Europe.”



Greenwald
argues and provides convincing evidence that this alliance is not one
of mere opposition or resistance to Trump, but a convergence of
interests that had been building since before Trump even announced his
candidacy:

Democrats and neocons share far more than
revulsion toward Trump; particularly once Hillary Clinton became the
party’s standard-bearer, they share the same fundamental beliefs about
the U.S. role in the world and how to assert U.S. power. In other words,
this alliance is explained by far more than antipathy to Trump.
This is a relatively long piece, but I hope you’ll take the time to read it.



History Repeats: The Continuing Threat to Freedom and Democracy

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Singer Chester Bennington of the rock band Linkin Park has committed suicide

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4715568/Linkin-Park-singer-Chester-Bennington-commits-suicide.html?ITO=applenews

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide.
The 41-year-old hanged himself in his home in Palos Verdes near Los Angeles on Thursday morning, TMZ reports. 
Law enforcement officials say his body was found shortly before 9am. 
The Los Angeles County coroner confirmed they were investigating Bennington's death as an apparent suicide but no additional details were available.
The singer had a history of drug and alcohol abuse. He was married and is survived by his six children. 

U.S. Housing: A Tell-Tale Warning Sign We’ve Seen Before

Bangladeshi Immigrant Cheated $132M Out of Medicare, Bought Mansion, Courtside NBA Tickets

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/07/16/health-care-fraud-scheme/103761394/

Prosecutors say the conspiracy involved recruiting homeless people as patients, sending phony bills to Medicare, subjecting drug addicts to unnecessary back injections and prescribing powerful pain medication that ended up being sold on the street.
The conspiracy generated so much money that Rashid withdrew $500,000 from a bank this month and stuffed the cash in a duffel bag, the government said. A surveillance team of federal agents watched him enter and leave the bank.