California “bans” state travel to even more states over LGBT issues

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by Jazz Shaw

 

Ah, California. Is there nothing you can’t make more ideological with every passing week? In the Golden State’s latest effort to prove that they’re really not interested in being part of the rest of the nation, California’s state government – which viciously opposes President Trump’s travel ban – has expanded their own travel ban. Of course, it only applies to state funded travel, and rather than restricting traffic with terrorist hot spots, it blocks airline tickets to states which it deems insufficiently “woke.” In this case, that would be Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota. (Fox News)

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Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected

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What if Donald Trump had unilaterally shut down every investigation into Russian espionage, released over 20 suspected Russian spies, struck a deal to get rid of sanctions against Russia—in return for honoring deals that had been signed years before—and then lied to the American people about the entire episode?

That’s the Obama Administration’s Iran deal. It might have been the first time the United States has offered extensive concessions to a nation that has continued to destabilize its interests, for nothing in return. But Barack Obama didn’t just support Iran’s position over our allies like Israel (no surprise there, considering his antagonism) or Sunni nations—he supported it ahead of his own Justice Department’s 30-year counterproliferation efforts.

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Trump surveillance: The Deep State attempts a head fake

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by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

Let the diversions and parsing of words begin.

Take note of this British non-denial denial because you will see the same species of obfuscation being regularly produced at the U.S. political-media fake news farm.

On March 16, 2017 Fox News Channel judicial analyst Judge Andrew P. Napolitano wrote:

“Sources have told me that the British foreign surveillance service, the Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, most likely provided Obama with transcripts of Trump’s calls. The NSA has given GCHQ full 24/7 access to its computers, so GCHQ — a foreign intelligence agency that, like the NSA, operates outside our constitutional norms — has the digital versions of all electronic communications made in America in 2016, including Trump’s. So by bypassing all American intelligence services, Obama would have had access to what he wanted with no Obama administration fingerprints.”

To which GCHQ responded:

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Obama’s Saboteurs/ or Undermining Our Republic

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by JUSTIN O. SMITH

Setting a dangerous precedent for the future of America, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other Leftist propaganda machines and an army of the Obama administration’s holdovers, nothing less than saboteurs, have waged a war of innuendo and speculation and felony leaks for months in an attempt to destroy President Donald Trump’s administration and the government American voters demanded. They have turned their backs on the Constitution and the American people, their oath to protect and defend both, and they have sought to undermine our democratic process and the Republic of the United States of America.

Classified information leaked to the media – a felony – set speculation in motion as the New York Times and the left-leaning Mother Jones alleged collusion between Donald Trump and his advisors and Russia for the past six months, even though their own reports show an initial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) warrant targeting Trump and several associates was denied and nothing criminal was ever proven. And, according to Heat Street, a more narrowly drawn FISA warrant was granted in October to investigate the Trump campaign’s alleged links to Russia’s Alfa Bank and SVB Bank; the FBI found nothing “nefarious” and attributed the raised alarm to “spam”.

Essentially, Donald Trump was not named in the second FISA warrant, but surveillance of him and his inner circle, private citizens such as Michael Flynn, Roger Stone and Paul Manafort, continued up to the general election. One can only surmise that Obama and his leftist minions banked on finding information that would defeat Trump; and after Donald Trump won , they continued surveillance in hopes of eventually impeaching and unseating President Trump.

If phone calls to Russia merit an investigation, shouldn’t Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have been investigated for accepting a $145 million bribe from Russia and ROSATOM in exchange for helping them acquire twenty-five percent of America’s uranium resources? Oh, wait a minute — Hillary is a Democrat, so just overlook any criminal behavior.

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Judge Napolitano: Three sources tell Fox News that Obama used the British NSA to secretly surveil Trump

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Via the Daily Wire, that’s quite a claim. The president of the United States using a foreign intelligence agency to spy on the other party’s presidential candidate, for the obviously illicit purpose of erasing any domestic paper trail of his actions? “Scandal of the decade” material. And yet it falls not to the Fox News investigative team to break the story but to legal commentator Andrew Napolitano — and not on one of Fox’s marquee shows like O’Reilly or Tucker but on Fox & Friends and Martha MacCallum’s program. You’d think a scoop like this would be in 50-point font on the Fox website, but as I write this at around 4:45 ET, they’re leading with a story about a probe of IT staffers who work for House Democrats. How come?

Sean Davis thinks this is a game of telephone gone bad inspired by the “Trump dossier,” which was compiled by a British ex-spy. Could be. It gains some plausibility from the fact that the U.S. and UK are part of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing arrangement, which of course includes the NSA and GCHQ (Britain’s NSA). It’ll also seem a bit more credible than it might have in light of the surprise resignation in January of Robert Hannigan as head of the GCHQ. Hannigan stepped down three days after Trump’s inauguration, ostensibly for personal reasons, having served just two years on the job. With news swirling at the time about the Trump dossier, some Brits speculated that the real reason he resigned might have been “related to British concerns over shared intelligence with the US in the wake of Donald Trump becoming president.” On top of all that, the Times reported just two weeks ago that two foreign intelligence agencies, the British and the Dutch, had provided intelligence on meetings allegedly held last year between Trump “associates” and Russian officials in European cities. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Brits had offered some information related to the probe into Trump staffers’ relationships with Russia. It would be surprising, and big, big, biggggg news, if it turned out Obama had secretly sought access to Trump communications intercepted by the NSA by asking the Brits to access the system and then hand them over to the White House.

The more attention this gets, the more incentive Fox will have to follow up on it, so give it some attention. Exit question: Doesn’t Trump watch Fox & Friends religiously? How has he not tweeted about this yet?

Update: Brits are chastising me on Twitter for my brain fart in describing GCHQ as “Britain’s CIA,” which is MI6, instead of what it really is, Britain’s NSA. I’ve fixed the error.


Three Implications of Wikileaks’ Latest Betrayal

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Wikileaks’ latest, devastating compromises of secret U.S. intelligence capabilities prompt three observations:

First, other spy agencies – including Russia’s and China’s – can also tap our smart phones, televisions and the myriad “wired” devices meant to comprise the emerging, so-called “Internet of Things.”

Second, such interconnectedness can be exploited not just to spy on us, but to take down our society. We must now protect both our electric grid against such a societal “kill shot,” and all the high-tech gear that electricity enables to enhance our standard of living, and increasingly to sustain life itself in 21st Century America.

Third, Wikileaks’ revelation that this sort of hacking can be disguised to look like others did it upends official assertions that Russian hackers interfered with our election. Will we ever know whether Team Obama’s “deep state” was doing some of that, too?

IRS Finds 6,924 Documents Related to Obama Tea Party Targeting — Two Years After FOIA Request

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The Obama IRS targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: ◾Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted ◾At least 5 pro-Israel groups ◾Constitutional groups ◾Groups that criticized Obama administration ◾At least two pro-life groups ◾An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor ◾A 180 year-old Baptist paper ◾A Texas voting-rights group ◾A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed ◾Conservative activists and businesses ◾At least one conservative Hispanic group ◾IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed ◾10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS ◾And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were Conservative

That’s not all… A Congressional report revealed 10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS. This is 10 times more often than regular Americans.

Now after two years of stalling the IRS finally has located 6,924 documents related to the scandal.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com

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