Obama administration approves its largest single release of Guantanamo detainees ever

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The Obama administration on Monday transferred 15 detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the United Arab Emirates, the largest release under the current president, the Pentagon said.

The transfer comes as the president faces a looming deadline to keep the promise he made on his first day in office to close the military prison. The detainee population there dipped under 100 for the first time in years in January with the release of 10 Yemeni prisoners, and will shrink to 61 with the latest transfer, underscoring a late effort to move toward closure.

“The United States is grateful to the Government of the United Arab Emirates for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing U.S. efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “The United States coordinated with the Government of the United Arab Emirates to ensure these transfers took place consistent with appropriate security and humane treatment measures.”

The move was immediately condemned by Ed Royce (R.-Calif.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He accused the Obama administration in a statement of “doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk” and “recklessness.”

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Hillary Is Banned By Law From Becoming President

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Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton’s private email server illegal, it “disqualifies” her from holding any federal office. Such as, say, President of the United States. Very specifically it points to one federal law, Title 18. Section 2071.

For those of us who do not have United States Code committed to memory, here’s what it says:

“(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.”

Word for word from the Cornell Law Library!

Yes, it explicitly states “….shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”

Can it be any clearer???!!!

The Russian Nuclear Threat Grows as America Disarms

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In his last days in office, President Obama reportedly wants to get the UN’s Security Council to endorse a ban on underground nuclear testing. It would be a two-fer for Mr. Obama.

First, he evidently hopes to encumber his successor from taking steps needed to modernize America’s deterrent. And second, he intends once again to undermine the Constitution with its requirement that the U.S. Senate advise and consent to treaties like the Comprehensive Test Ban.

But, the Senate voted to reject that treaty seventeen years ago – for good reason. And today’s Washington Free Beacon describes multi-billion dollar investments the Kremlin is making in preparing for nuclear war by both comprehensively upgrading Russia’s arsenal and the underground bunkers from which its use would be directed.

We need a national debate about how best to end our unilateral nuclear disarmament, not more of it.