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The deception of the House Benghazi report

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In the event you missed it, the Democratic-Socialist Left has been absolutely giddy about the statement released on July 31, 2014, by the Republican majority House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) pertaining to their investigation into Benghazi. The type of giddy that Chris Matthews described in 2008 when he said “I felt this thrill going up my leg” as he listened to then-Presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama speak.

The giddiness, of course, relates to the reported finding that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack in Benghazi. A closer examination of the facts, however, suggests a potentially embarrassing case “premature elation,” at least in the case of Benghazi.

Although you would think the Socialist Left would be troubled by premature elation as it fails to satisfy the factual needs of an inquiring public, few appear to be. Leading the list of those afflicted by premature elation appear to include not just the entire staff of Media Matters, but specifically writers John Kerr and Jeremy Holden, as they continue to use the word hoax[ia] in reference to the death of four Americans.  The use of the word “hoax,” particularly in consideration of the horrific deaths of four Americans, is an affront to journalism and fact-based reporting. Perhaps it is used to compensate for the embarrassment of premature elation. Perhaps… but perhaps an unsatisfied public might find some actual relief in the following factual disclosures, and why their celebratory giddiness is not only unbecoming, but completely misplaced.

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Judge Blows Cover on Fast and Furious Scandal… All Could Be Exposed

Conservative Tribune

The number of domestic scandals plaguing the Obama administration may have taken a back seat in the media–for the moment–but House Republicans and other investigators are slowly uncovering the truth.

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Representative Trey Gowdy’s House investigation into the Benghazi attacks and their aftermath is scheduled to continue soon with public hearings. Experts predict the current lull in illegal immigration will soon abate, and be replaced with new and larger influxes of Central Americans once the peak heat of the summer months begins to dissipate, making crossing the desert less dangerous. Obamacare is losing so many enrollees that the program may not be able to sustain itself for much longer.

Now another scandal that hasn’t gotten a lot of press lately threatens to make Obama’s summer vacation even worse.

According to Fox News, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered Eric Holder’s Justice Department to provide the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee with “a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle” over the Fast and Furious gun-walking operation.

The DOJ has until October 1 to produce the information.

Click here to read one Congressman’s explanation of why he’s leading the fight to impeach Attorney General Eric Holder.

Obama has invoked executive privilege to keep the documents confidential, but the judge, an Obama appointee, has ordered that congressional investigators be given at least a list of the documents being withheld.

House Republicans hope that the documents will help explain why the Justice Department “took nearly a year to admit that federal agents had engaged in” the controversial gun-walking operation.

Certainly, all presidents should be allowed to keep secrets–to protect taxpayer privacy, ensure national security, and allow advisers to provide counsel free from concern of public accusations about what is often only a deliberative process, not a decision.

However, for a president who often claims to run the most transparent administration in history, President Obama hides an awful lot from the American people. It’s time for him and his attorney general to come clean.

EPA wallows in corruption

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The lofty motto of the Environmental Protection Agency is “protecting people and the environment.” In practice, however, EPA bureaucrats faithfully protect their own people and preserve the government’s cesspool of manipulation, cover-ups and cronyism.

Just last month, Mark Levin and his vigilant Landmark Legal Foundation went to court to ask federal district Judge Royce Lamberth to sanction the EPA “for destroying or failing to preserve emails and text messages that may have helped document suspected agency efforts to influence the 2012 presidential election.” The motion is part of a larger Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the EPA to release emails and related records from former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and others “who may have delayed the release dates for hot-button environmental regulations until after the Nov. 6, 2012, presidential election.”

Thanks to Levin and Landmark, Jackson and other EPA officials admitted in depositions that they used personal, nongovernmental email accounts to hide communications about official EPA business sent and received on their government-issued BlackBerries and smartphones.

Levin minced no words: “The EPA is a toxic waste dump for lawlessness and disdain for the Constitution.” Not to mention disdain for the public’s right to know. As Levin added: “When any federal agency receives a FOIA request, the statute says it must preserve every significant repository of records, both paper and electronic, that may contain materials that could be responsive to that request.”

Saving the planet? Ha. The leftist-controlled Environmental Corruption Agency is in business only to serve its pals and subvert its political enemies while endangering resource security and sabotaging the deliberative process. Real environmental protection starts with draining this fetid swamp.

(Excerpt) Read more at columbiatribune.com

DHS Official Busted in Craigslist Ad Child Porn Sting

Freedom Outpost
I suppose this is par for the course with those in the Department of Homeland (In)Security, especially after all of the crimes that have been committed against the America people by Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. A 54-year-old employee of DHS is now under arrest in a Sacramento County Jail after he was busted a sting that involved a Craigslist ad he placed in an attempt to engage in sex with a mother and her underage daughter.

George Hristovski, whose LinkedIn account reveals him to be an Inspector at the US Department of Homeland Security, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In court documents, Hristovski admitted to soliciting the mother and her 13-year-old daughter for sexually explicit pictures on several occasions.

FBI Special Agent Scott Schofield revealed in an affidavit that he posed as the 30-year-old woman with a 13-year-old daughter in responding to the ad on Craigslist.

 

According to News10, a woman that claimed to be Hristovski’s wife, the charges are false. The News 10 report goes on to reveal:

Court documents state that an undercover investigator for the Placer County Sheriff’s Department found an ad in the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist from a man named “Greg” seeking sex with a “daughter or step-daughter.” The investigator responded to the ad and posed as a mom, “Heather” who had a 13-year-old daughter, “Megan.”

Over the course of several email exchanges, “Greg,” “Megan” and “Heather” exchanged desires to meet and engage in sexual intercourse. “Greg” sent multiple photos of himself to the investigator, who shared photos of a deputy and sheriff’s department employee who agreed to participate in the investigation.

After several exchanges between “Megan” and Greg,” the FBI obtained a search warrant for information from Craigslist and Yahoo, which was the host for an email account involved in the exchanges.

In July, documents provided to investigators from both companies revealed multiple email accounts connected to several Craigslist ads published by “Greg” as well as two IP addresses: one owned by Comcast and another owned by the Department of Homeland Security.

Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/08/dhs-official-busted-craigslist-ad-child-porn-sting/#1D9I9osLHvjDZTuU.99

 

Russian Strategic Bombers Conduct More Than 16 Incursions of U.S. Air Defense Zones

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Russian strategic nuclear bombers conducted at least 16 incursions into northwestern U.S. air defense identification zones over the past 10 days, an unusually sharp increase in aerial penetrations, according to U.S. defense officials.

The numerous flight encounters by Tu-95 Russian Bear H bombers prompted the scrambling of U.S. jet fighters on several occasions, and come amid heightened U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine.

Also, during one bomber incursion near Alaska, a Russian intelligence-gathering jet was detected along with the bombers.

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Immigration Expert: Obama is “Aiding and Abetting” Mexican Drug Cartels

Conservative Tribune

President Barack Obama continues to exacerbate America’s crisis of illegal immigration with threats of executive action to expand his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to cover additional illegals. The program now allows many illegals to stay and work in the United States and reports indicate that Obama is planning to extend the same privileges to up to an additional eight million illegals now in the country.

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The president has said that he will issue executive orders to deal with the immigration crisis if Congress fails to act on the problem, a possibility that looks increasingly likely, as the House will recess for the remainder of summer in about a week, according to its current schedule.

This is despite the fact that Americans do not want deportations halted–in fact, polls show that a strong majority of Americans prefer just the opposite.

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The establishment’s fear of the truth empowers Obama

Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

 

What would happen if Americans learned that Barack Obama is not just an individual with a history of radical, anti-American associations, but an illegal President and an unindicted felon?

What would happen if Americans learned that the US government, including all members of Congress, and leading figures in American media knew it and deliberately hid the truth from us?

If such a scenario were true, the political system and the media, as we now know it, would collapse, most politicians and journalists would lose their jobs and many would go to jail.

Who in government and the media have the greatest incentive to remain silent and run out the clock on Barack Obama?

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