If Hillary Clinton were any other public figure, she’d face indictment for her role in a foundation that was accepting multimillion dollar contributions from foreign governments, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” show.
“If this was any person but Hillary Clinton they’d be under indictment right now for a clearly straightforward problem.” Gingrich said during a panel discussion.. “This isn’t a political problem; this is a historic problem. The Constitution of the United States says you cannot take money from foreign governments without explicit permission of the Congress.”
The Baltimore riots have captured America’s attention this week. Buildings have burned, people have been injured, reporters have been robbed, and there was even a failed attempt at setting off an IED. Yes, seriously.
There will be lessons learned from the events stemming from the terrible and tragic death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, and changes will be made in Baltimore at many levels. One hopes some of these changes will help the community and the police find common ground again. One expects from government, as one does, that there will be a lot of unnecessary gesture-making and grandstanding too.
But among all the pontification and “analysis” we’re seeing, perhaps nothing is more absurd than what is coming out of the Baltimore School District. Witness the following statement issued this week, as reported by Amelia Hamilton for The Stream.
UPDATE: The implementation of Barack Obama’s takeover of the Internet is less than 45 days away. And as Marsha Blackburn says, if Congress does not take action to stop Barack Obama, the government will “control the Internet” in a little over the month.
Make no mistake, the Internet as you know it will never be the same if we let Barack Obama implement this takeover. You’ll pay more for less service and the government will use this draconian ruling as a club to bludgeon Internet freedom, including ultimately your free speech.
And if you think we exaggerate, consider what Rep. Marsha Blackburn says on the matter: “Once the federal government establishes a foothold into managing how Internet service providers run their networks they will essentially be deciding which content goes first, second, third, OR NOT AT ALL.”
Despite the growing menace and media savvy of the terrorist Islamic group ISIS, the FBI appears to be, once again, failing in its investigative and enforcement responsibilities. The agency that let us down with 9/11 and, afterward, reacted mainly in a flurry of political correctness and appeasement toward Muslims is now trying to reassure the American public that we have nothing to fear from ISIS on the North American continent.
This despite warnings from the nonprofit Judicial Watch of ISIS activism in Mexico, and recent ISIS-related arrests in Minnesota. More is needed from the nation’s top domestic intelligence and security agency than this whistling in the dark if we are to be safe in our own country.
Official government estimates of ISIS recruits vary widely from 20,000 to 50,000. Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the federal National Counterterrorism Center, who places the number at more than 20,000, reports that fighters hail from 90 countries, with an estimated 3,400 from Western countries, including over 150 from the United States. Rasmussen admits that there is “likely more information out there that we have not yet been able to collect,” and that there could also be “greater numbers of foreign fighters, and potentially even greater numbers of individuals from western countries and the United States who’ve traveled to the conflict zones.”
A covert training operation by U.S. military special operations personnel, Jade Helm 15, is taking place in a few states across America, all the while spreading a mild panic and conspiracy theories as to the true purpose of the mission.
The military says that they are merely preforming training exercises to help hone soldiers’ skills in the event they face a foreign threat, but some citizens are worried that planners have something more domestic in mind.
Many have speculated that the American government isn’t far from declaring martial law, an idea only bolstered by these training exercises.
And now one Texas Ranger has allegedly reported some information that, if true, could lend some credence to these fears.