Vote Tally Count Resolution in support of ICE – Immigration and Customs

 

Now this took real courage. Since the House – Paul Ryan- couldn’t get the courage to force a vote on disbanding Ice thus getting everyone on the record, let’s do it this way. A nonbinding feel good moment that should get everyone off the hook. But wait – did it? Voting “Present” should be worth being called out during the fall election period. Individual votes link below.

The one major surprise was Amash voting ‘No’ – is he in a Muslim District?

  R   Amash, Justin MI 3rd

The House passed a nonbinding resolution saying lawmakers support the “officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” A two-thirds majority was needed to pass it, and because Democrats voted “present” instead of “no,” it passed easily in a 244-35 vote.

The final vote saw just 18 Democrats vote for the resolution, and 34 Democrats vote against it. But the vast majority of Democrats, 133, voted “present.”

H.Res. 990: Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

For individual votes of Representatives broken down by State and district go HERE

 

H.Res. 990: Supporting the officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

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Flashback : Comey declared that FBI would be independent of politics

 

Saint Comey

For Saturday’s flashback and whatever happened to – I went back to an old 2013 post of James Comey. I don’t think I have to fill you in on the “whatever happened to” part. Amazing that it recalls that he became the new FBI Director in the fall of 2013. So that is when the long National nightmare was born. This will be a real knee slapper.

New FBI Director has agents visiting MLK monument

 

“I’m going to direct that all new agents and analysts also visit the Martin Luther King Memorial here in Washington,” said Comey, whose term runs for 10 years.

“I think it will serve as a different kind of lesson, one more personal to the Bureau, of the dangers in becoming untethered to oversight and accountability,” he said.

Rev. King was monitored by FBI agents from 1958 to 1968, during the presidencies of Republican Dwight Eisenhower, and Democrats John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Democrats dominated southern politics, and used their power to block demands for equal treatment of blacks with whites. For example, Birmingham’s police chief, Theophilus “Bull” Connor, used firehoses and dogs to block a march in 1963. Connor was a Democrat and a member of the Democratic National Committee.

Comey declared the FBI would be independent of politics.

“The FBI must be independent of all political forces or interests in this country… [and] must stand apart from other institutions in American life,” he said. “But, second, at the same time, it must be part of the United States Department of Justice, and constrained by the rule of law and the checks and balances built into our brilliant design by our nation’s founders.”

“Our first half-century or so was a time of great progress and achievement for this country, and for the Bureau,” Comey said. “But it also saw abuse and overreach — most famously with respect to Martin Luther King and others, who were viewed as internal security threats.”

Comey did not explain who the “others” were, but he did seem to criticize the FBI’s surveillance of political radicals in the 1960s.

Daily Caller

Obama White House attempted to take over Spygate Investigation UPDATE

Those who watched Hannity last night are waiting for the forthcoming documents promised for today. This would be a game changer as it looks like the date of commencement of the investigation began much earlier.  This won’t jibe with the dates given out previously.

White House involvement? Hmm.

I will update the post if the promised reveal is posted by Solomon: UPDATE:

The bridge to the Russia investigation wasn’t erected in Moscow during the summer of the 2016 election.

It originated earlier, 1,700 miles away in London, where foreign figures contacted Trump campaign advisers and provided the FBI with hearsay allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, bureau documents and interviews of government insiders reveal. These contacts in spring 2016 — some from trusted intelligence sources, others from Hillary Clinton supporters — occurred well before FBI headquarters authorized an official counterintelligence investigation on July 31, 2016.

The new timeline makes one wonder: Did the FBI follow its rules governing informants?

Here’s what a congressman and an intelligence expert think.“The revelation of purposeful contact initiated by alleged confidential human sources prior to any FBI investigation is troublesome,” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), an ally of President Trump and chairman of a House subcommittee that’s taking an increasingly aggressive oversight role in the scandal, told me.

“This new information begs the questions: Who were the informants working for, who were they reporting to and why has the [Department of Justice] and FBI gone to such great lengths to hide these contacts?”

For the complete update: http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/390228-london-bridges-falling-down-curious-origins-of-fbis-trump-russia-probe

Back to original post:

John Solomon from The Hill told Sean Hannity on Thursday night the Obama White House attempted to take over the Russian-collusion investigation.

John Solomon: I’m putting finishing touches on a column that I think will come out tomorrow. And it will reveal two really important things.

The efforts to begin targeting and reaching out to Trump campaign officials to gain intelligence on Russia that would ultimately justify the investigation began weeks and maybe months before the FBI had a formal predicate. And that’s very important the rules say you can’t use sources until you have a predicated investigation.

The investigation is July 31, 2016. My sources and documents that I will be able to make public tomorrow will show that there were contacts going on by people identified as informers, informants, people who provided information began much, much earlier than July 31st.

That’s the first part. The second part is as the investigation was just starting to ramp up there are internal FBI documents showing FBI agents talking about the White House trying to take over the investigation. Fears that the Justice Department were going to leak for political reasons and their own personal fear…

Sean Hannity: Slow down. When you say the White House you mean the Obama White House- they were attempting to take over the investigation.

John Solomon: That’s what these messages say.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

‘The Final Year’ film exposes Obama team and their foreign policy naivety

 

 

How about a film review for a sleepy Saturday on a holiday weekend? I had heard that this documentary was in the works months ago. That being following around the Obama team the last year of his administration. Apparently it is about to hit HBO, however there has been a limited screen showing. I read they cover Samantha Power and her coming to terms with their loss. I for one am looking forward to it. I’ll throw in a couple of clips. Ben Rhodes is a laugher.

Quoting Weasel Zippers: This is by turns hilarious, yet also incredibly sad to think that this is the flummoxed administration we were saddled with for 8 years.

Free Beacon:

Ben Rhodes sputters incoherently at the end of “The Final Year,” the documentary about former President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team and their diplomatic efforts throughout 2016.

He’s rendered speechless by an event he says wasn’t going to happen during the film: The election of Donald Trump.

Yet throughout the documentary, he’s also flummoxed by finding out Vladimir Putin isn’t out to promote what the U.S. thinks Russia’s interests are, the media’s response to his pronouncement that they were stupid rubes suckered into promoting the Iran nuclear deal, people who think climate change isn’t a bigger threat than Islamic terrorism, and at one point, getting into the back seat of a van.

Keep reading…

Quoting the New York Post

In a moment of woeful irony in the Obama-administration documentary “The Final Year,” UN Ambassador Samantha Power travels to Cameroon to offer photo-op comfort to families terrorized by Boko Haram — only to have her motorcade kill a 7-year-old boy.

Greg Barker, the director of this fan film, does his best to downplay the accident: It is discussed while we watch a clip of Power’s convoy moving at a crawl when in fact it was reportedly traveling at over 60 miles an hour when it struck the boy.

But to understand why Rhodes and Obama are so pleased with their foreign policy, you have to understand the way they think. The documentary is revealing about that.

Naïvety, meet arrogance. These were the guiding forces behind the Rhodes-Obama foreign policy. The arrogance came in thinking that all previous administrations were too thick to come up with this awesome idea Rhodes had: Military force is bad.

Snip…

….but it’s Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes who has the most amusing reaction to Donald Trump’s victory.

Asked whether a Trump administration might endanger his accomplishments, he says, “I’ve never really considered that.” So what does the speechwriter and former aspiring novelist have to say when Trump wins? “I mean, uh, I can’t even [long pause] I can’t, I ca - - [long pause] I mean I, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t put it into words. I don’t know what the words are.”

THE FINAL YEAR Trailer #1 NEW (2018) Barack Obama Documentary Movie

 

The Rough ‘Final Year’ of Ben Rhodes

FLASHBACK: AG Sessions said he will not prosecute Clinton or any deep State Criminals

 

America’s Watchtower brings us this headline:  Republican lawmakers send criminal referrals to Jeff Sessions for Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Loretta Lynch 

Wander over for his take on it. Here is more from Breitbart.

But before you slide over, let me give you a flashback headline from B-ville October, 2017.

AG Sessions says he will not prosecute Clinton or any deep state criminals

Jason Chaffetz, former House of Representatives member and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was on Justice with Judge Janine Pirro Saturday night and he again dropped a BOMBSHELL about Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

Judge Janine: …What can you do?

Chaffetz: Yeah, the State Department has been holding tens of thousands of documents on a case that they claim is closed.  And when I met with Attorney General Sessions much like Ron DeSantis did, I basically got a stiff arm.  I got an Attorney General that said he would not comply, he wasn’t going to do any sort of prosecutions and it’s such a huge difference.  When he was a Senator he would have never put up with that.Judge Janine went on to ask if Sessions was afraid of them (i.e. deep state)?  She also asked if they all (Congress and Washington politicians) had so many skeletons?  The Judge then correctly stated that this is driving Americans crazy and the American people have had it!

When asked whether Jeff Sessions should be out, Chaffetz correctly responded, “Well I don’t know what the case is to keep him!”

Back to  America’s Watchtower:

House Republicans have reportedly sent criminal referrals to Jeff Sessions for Hillary Clinton, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Loretta Lynch, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page. Here is more:

Republican lawmakers on Wednesday sent a slew of criminal referrals to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a number of Obama administration officials and senior FBI employees for violations of the law in connection to the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations.

Specifically, they sent criminal referrals to Sessions for: former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as well as FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok and his lover, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, for separate violations.

Snip…

I agree, these people should be held to the same standard as ordinary Americans, but does anybody really believe anything is going to come from this? Jeff Sessions has probably already sent these recommendations to the circular file.

The one possible exception could be Andrew McCabe after an FBI Inspector General report found he lied multiple times while under oath. This report will be hard to ignore by an honest Attorney General but we have Jeff Sessions so, as in the case with the others, I would not hold my breath waiting for justice.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

Paul Ryan – my heart breaks for you – doesn’t want to be a weekend Dad

 

So Ryan doesn’t want to be a weekend dad. Setting aside how few days Congress actually meets, do you really think Dads are out throwing that proverbial baseball back and forth out back past the garage during the week? Throwing a few hoops? A little tag football? All during the week? Yea, those three-day weeks when Congress was in session was a real chore, but hey, I get it, you never wanted to be speaker.

So thanks Paul, don’t let the door hit you in the whatever. You never did support Trump and gave him only lip service. Saying good-bye to another swamp creature as you screw us one last time with your behemoth spending bill as you go out the door to pick up your rewards for all the gifts loaded to special interests in this last porkulus. Let’s guess what you speaking fees will be….more than Hillary’s $25K? Then there are the boards you will be on to wash the money received. Here are a few snippets from White House Dossier:

 

Aww, Paul Ryan Doesn’t Want to be a Weekend Dad #breakingmyheart

I love when people in Washington reveal how out of touch they are with the rest of the country. House

Speaker Paul Ryan, who said today he won’t run for reelection, did just that with a couple of sentences Wednesday:

One thing I have learned about teenagers is their idea of an ideal weekend is not necessarily to spend all of their time with their parents. What I realize is if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad. I just can’t let that happen.

So I will be setting new priorities in my life.

A lot of us aren’t just weekend dads. We’re “Sunday” dads, since we’re working Saturdays too. Paul Ryan knows full well that once he’s out of Congress, he’ll be invited to join numerous boards and provide high-priced “consulting advice” and make millions with a 30-hour work week.

I’m so glad he’ll have weekends and more with his kids. I’m sorry he spent trillions of our dollars on the way out the door of the Capitol that we all will have to pay back.… Continue Reading

Fauxahontas Warren spent weekend in China trying to cause heap big trouble

 

So Warren wants to cause heap big trouble for Trump if she can apparently, and undermine Trump’s efforts on the eve of tense negotiations with North Korea. She spent three days blowing smoke in China as well as trying to make trouble in South Korea and Japan. All on on our dime apparently. She is not the first to make a magical mystery tour in the region. Hillary of course made her “land mark” landing in India as we all know, and this: 

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is in China for Easter weekend, speaking with dignitaries in Beijing about her reservations regarding President Trump’s actions on the world stage and collective concerns about Sino-American trade relations.

Warren, a Democrat whose name has been floated as a 2020 Trump opponent, talked trade policy with Vice Premier Liu He, Defense Minister Wei Fenghe and another Chinese official named Yang Jiechi, according to Reuters.

“This has been a chaotic foreign policy in the region, and that makes it hard to keep the allies that we need to accomplish our objectives closely stitched in,” Warren said.

She reportedly accused Trump of trying to “take the legs out from underneath [the American] diplomatic corps,” which “Fox & Friends” discussed may have been a reference to the president’s firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

“You can’t but help see this through a political prism,” Griff Jenkins said. “She is trying to go overseas and undermine our significant and very important negotiations.”

More at Fox News

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