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When Democrats Wanted a Border Wall to Stop Illegal Aliens (Video)

Posted by FactReal on January 9, 2019

VIDEO: WHEN DEMS AGREED WITH TRUMP
Few years ago, Democrats championed and voted for a border wall to stop illegal aliens. Today, Democrats are calling the border wall “immoral.”

Having a border wall is common sense, because, as Barack Obama said in 2006, “we cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, undocumented, and unchecked.”
It’s time to stop playing games. Stop politicizing our national security, especially now that we are being invaded.

This is not Trump’s Wall; it is the American Border Wall to protect Americans!

Video:
Democrats then and now:

Hillary Clinton on Nov. 9, 2015: [Video mark 0:41]
“I voted numerous times, when I was a senator, to spent money to build a in barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in.”

Chuck Schumer on June 24, 2009: [1:02]
“People who entered the United States without our permission are illegal aliens and illegal aliens should not be treated the same as people who entered the U.S. legally.”

Barack Obama on April 3, 2006: [1:19]
“Those who enter our country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in the age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we cannot allow people to pour into the U.S. undetected, undocumented, and unchecked.”

Nancy Pelosi on June 29, 2006: [1:52]
“All of us agree that we need to have comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform. That can only begin with strong border control — we must have that — we must control our border.”

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Why Broward Sheriff Allowed Failed Cop to Get $105K Pension and Defended Obama’s Leniency “Promise” Program

Posted by FactReal on January 8, 2019

TAXPAYERS FINANCING FAILED POLICIES AND FAILED PUBLIC EMPLOYEES
Via Tucker Carlson (1/4/2019): Did Parkland Cop Protect Sheriff Scott Israel’s Son?
From video:

– Did Deputy Scot Peterson, who failed to stop the Parkland school shooting in 2018, covered up an alleged sexual assault involving the son of Broward Sheriff Scott Israel?
– Sheriff Israel did not fire Deputy Scot Peterson.
– Peterson was allowed to keep his $105,000 a year pension (plus health-care benefits) paid by taxpayers…for the rest of his life!
– Obama’s “Promise” Program (a school policy to report fewer arrests, suspensions) and the Parkland school shooting.

[PROMISE Program (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support, and Education).]

Via Real Clear Investigations (RCI), Fla.: The Sheriff, the Sheriff’s Son, and the ‘Coward of Broward’ (1/3/2019):

Parents of children gunned down in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year have never understood two actions taken by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: his refusal to fire a campus-based deputy who failed to enter the school during the rampage that took 17 lives, and his continued defense of controversial Obama-era school policies that allowed the  accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz, to avoid arrest and a police record and thereby purchase the murder weapon.

Some now think they have found the answer in a single incident that occurred in 2014. A police report shows that’s when Israel’s then-17-year-old son, Brett, was accused of participating in a sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas  High School.

The case was investigated by Scot Peterson — the armed deputy who took cover while children and staff were shot last February. Using the Obama-era guidelines, Peterson’s recommendation helped his boss’s son receive just a three-day suspension.[…]

While Israel publicly criticized Peterson for inaction during the shooting, he didn’t fire his deputy, instead letting him resign and  receive a public pension of almost $105,000 a year (not including health-care benefits). The 55-year-old Peterson will collect  monthly payments of more than $8,700 for the rest of his life.[…]

Parkland parents and their lawyers believe one reason for Sheriff Israel’s continued defense of a controversial no-arrest pact he signed with Broward County Public Schools to divert offenders from jail to counseling is that his son benefited from the  lenient policy.

The 2013 agreement, known generally as the PROMISE program, was designed to reduce school-based arrests for minor  offenses and stop the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline” disproportionately affecting minorities.

[…]

In 2013, Israel jointly developed the no-arrest PROMISE program with Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie as part of a crusade first launched in 2011 by the Obama administration to end disproportionate arrests and suspensions of minority students. It required school districts to report data on discipline disparities by race and close racial gaps in suspensions and arrests. The national policy, known as the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, was announced in July 2011 by then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Runcie’s former boss and longtime mentor. Three months later, on Duncan’s recommendation, Runcie was hired by the Broward school board. Records show Runcie met with Obama officials in the White House as he put the policy into practice at the largest school district in the country.

As Runcie pioneered the most lenient discipline policies in the nation, the [Obama] administration pumped millions of dollars in education grants into his district. More than 50 other large school districts adopted similar programs as the administration opened race-bias investigations and threatened funding cuts for those who failed to comply with the lower disciplinary standards.[…]

The Florida state safety commission’s draft report also revealed that the Broward district has been systematically underreporting crimes committed on campus since revising its  discipline policies, helping it appear that the PROMISE program and its required “restorative justice” counseling  sessions were  working to reduce the number of students who reoffend and control overall crime on campus.

Officials at Stoneman Douglas, for example, failed to report  dozens of instances of violence, bullying, theft, robbery and trespassing in the  2016-2017 school year, making the school look much safer than it was prior to the shooting.[…]

The sheriff even mirrored the no-arrest policy at the county jail.

In a related  program, Israel agreed to back off arrests of students who commit various crimes outside of schools, offering them civil citations and the same “restorative justice” counseling in lieu of incarceration, even for repeat offenders. Restorative justice is a controversial alternative punishment in which delinquents gather in “healing circles” with counselors – and sometimes even the victims of their crime – and  discuss their feelings and the “root causes” of their anger and actions.

Within two years of adopting the discipline reforms, Broward’s juvenile recidivism rate surged higher than the Florida state average.  The negative trends continued through 2017, the most recent juvenile  crime data show.

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New Muslim Democrat Rep. on Trump: We are gonna Impeach the Motherf****r (Videos)

Posted by FactReal on January 4, 2019

MORE “LOVE” FROM THE LEFT
This time the “love” came from new Muslim Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib who called yesterday for the impeachment of Trump by saying: “We’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er.’”

Via ABC News: (1/4/2019)

Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is not apologizing for profane comments she made Thursday about impeaching President Donald Trump.

Tlaib, who was sworn in as Michigan’s representative from the 13th Congressional District on Thursday, was speaking at an event for progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org when she relayed a conversation with her son to the crowd: “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won, bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf—–.”

The media celebrated Rashida Tlaib making “history”:
Via the Detroit Free Pres: “Tlaib makes history but without Jefferson’s Koran” (1/3/2019)

Tlaib, D-Detroit, was sworn in with the rest of her class, taking a spot formerly held by Rep. John Conyers, but at her ceremonial swearing-in, she decided against using Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Koran
“I’m going to use my own,” said Tlaib, who becomes the first Palestinian-American woman and one of the first two Muslim women, along with Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, to be sworn into Congress. She spoke just before heading into the ceremonial swearing-in with new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The Free Press had earlier reported on Tlaib considering using the Jefferson text, a 1734 translation of the Koran into English that resides in the Library of Congress. But Tlaib said her earlier decision was never meant to be final and that she changed her mind some time ago.

“Why uplift someone else?” she said. “It’s starting a new era in social justice. … It just occurred to me: Why am I not using my own?”

For the record, Tlaib did wear a traditional Palestinian thobe, or dress, which her mother — who was there for the swearing-in — made for her, as she was sworn in.

Via CNN: Rashida Tlaib made history with her swearing-in. Here’s what to know about the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress (1/3/2019)

During her campaign, Tlaib — a member of the Democratic Socialists of America — embraced progressive ideas like Medicare-for-all, a $15 dollar minimum wage and debt-free college as well as calls to abolish ICE and impeach the President. Just last month, she tweeted, “Can we please start the impeachment process now?”

When the new Congress gets underway, Tlaib will have a high-profile platform on Capitol Hill to confront the President and try to shape the agenda of the new House Democratic majority. The question now is what will she do when she gets to Washington?

Tlaib has broken barriers and glass ceilings before
The 42-year old has had “first” status before. She is the first of 14 children born to Palestinian immigrant parents and the first in her family to graduate from high school as well as college. She was also the first Muslim woman to serve in the Michigan state legislature.
“When I won it was just a moment of light in this time that was pretty dark for a lot of us,” Tlaib said, reflecting on her election to Congress.

NOTES TO PONDER:
– How many white Americans/Christians are being elected in Muslim countries?
– Why the Left worries so much in breaking the record (“the first in U.S. history”) and not in doing what is right (i.e., keeping America free and prosper)?

RELATED:
“Palestinian People” – A 20th Century Invention to Legitimize Terrorism
Democrat Hank Johnson: Trump Followers are Older, Less Educated, and They are Dying Early [Video]

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Democrat Hank Johnson: Trump Followers are Older, Less Educated, and They are Dying Early [Video]

Posted by FactReal on January 3, 2019

IS THIS HOW DEMOCRATS WILL UNITE AMERICANS?
Democrat Congressman Hank Johnson thought it was a great idea to start the year by offending almost 50% of American voters while addressing parishioners at the Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, this past Tuesday:

Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson (1/1/2019):

Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office.

Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place.

These folks now control the highest office of the land. Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their life spans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.

Johnson went on to compare Trump to Hitler who, as we all know, was responsible for killing 6 million Jews. (How many people has Trump killed?)
[Video mark: ~5:30]

NOTES TO PONDER:
– Mr. Johnson is another Democrat who ignores Nazis were socialists.
– Mr. Johnson is another Democrat who ignores the racist history of the Democrat Party.
– In 2016, Hank Johnson compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites.
– In 2010, Hank Johnson voiced fears that the island of Guam would tip over and capsize due to overpopulation:

– More about Hank Johnson.

VIDEO SOURCE:
Event: 2019 NAACP “United We Shall Stand” Jubilee
Place: Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
Date: January 1, 2019
Full video: https://www.facebook.com/AtlantaNAACP/videos/1097042023833717/

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Logan Act Used as Pretext to Investigate Flynn (READ: Court Docs)

Posted by FactReal on December 18, 2018

12/4/2018: FLYNN’S SENTENCING MEMO CITED THE ‘LOGAN ACT’…BUT IT DOES NOT APPLY TO THE PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TEAM

Summary:
* Under this dormant 218-year old statute no one has ever been convicted.
* It prohibits private citizens from interfering in diplomatic disputes with foreign governments
* But it does not apply to members of presidential transition teams.
* Lawyers, judges, and constitutional scholars regard the law as unconstitutional.
* Every president-elect has his transition members engage with foreign governments to prepare for the challenges that lay ahead.
* Yet Democrats seized on the Logan Act at the end of the Obama administration as a pretext to investigate the Trump team, and to interview Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017.

[Also see: Nothing Wrong with Flynn Talking to Russia during Transition]

READ THE COURT DOCUMENT: (Mueller’s Sentencing Memo for Flynn)
Name: GOVERNMENT’S MEMORANDUM IN AID OF SENTENCING
Case 1:17-cr-00232-EGS Document 46 Filed 12/04/18
PDF: Justice Department | Scribd | Google

REPORT: Prosecutors recommend no jail for Trump’s ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn
Via CBS: (12/4/2018)

Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a sentencing memo Tuesday night [12/4/2018] suggesting that Michael Flynn has given the government “substantial assistance,” and it recommends that Flynn serve no time for making a false statement to the FBI. The sentencing guidelines for Flynn’s offense suggest zero to six months of incarceration. […]

Flynn met with the special counsel 19 times as part of his agreement to cooperate with the government in its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. According to the filing, Flynn has been cooperating in “several ongoing investigations.”

ANALYSIS: Logan Act used as pretext to investigate Trump team:
From Kimberley A. Strassel‘s article, ‘Mueller’s Gift to Obama’: (12/6/2018)

The Flynn sentencing document, meanwhile, contained yet another outrageous gift to Obama alumni. In laying out the “serious” nature of Mr. Flynn’s crimes, the document asserts that one of the questions about the Flynn-Kislyak discussion was whether “the defendant’s actions violated the Logan Act,” a 1799 statute that criminalizes negotiation by unauthorized persons with foreign governments that are in dispute with the U.S.

Only two defendants have ever been charged under the Logan Act, the more recent one in 1852, and neither was convicted. It is normal for members of a presidential transition team to talk to their foreign counterparts, and on all manner of subjects. Yet Democrats seized on the Logan Act in the waning days of the Obama administration as a pretext to investigate the Trump team, and to intervene in the Flynn case. It was on Logan Act grounds that then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates dispatched FBI agents to interview Mr. Flynn on Jan. 24, 2017—the interview now central to Mr. Mueller’s charge that he lied to investigators.

It’s hard to overstate how unserious the Logan Act claim is. If Mr. Mueller has no case to make that Mr. Flynn violated the Logan Act, he has no business bringing it up. The only conceivable reason to throw it in was to give cover to the Obama officials who used it as their excuse to target Mr. Flynn in the first place, which they then used to help justify the appointment of a special counsel.

ANALYSIS: Logan Act doesn’t apply to presidential transition members like Flynn:
From Gregg Jarrett ‘s article headlined, ‘Mueller strikes out trying to nail Trump – Flynn sentencing memo is a big nothing’: (12/5/2018)

[T]he Logan Act, which prohibits private citizens from interfering in diplomatic disputes with foreign governments… Lawyers, judges, and constitutional scholars regard the law as unconstitutional.

Nevertheless, this long dormant law does not apply to members of presidential transition teams who are acting not as private citizens, but as incoming government representatives of the person about to assume the presidency. They would therefore be constitutionally authorized to conduct foreign affairs. Every president-elect has his transition members engage with foreign governments to prepare for the challenges that lay ahead.

Not even Mueller would be foolish enough to bring a case under the Logan Act, especially since Flynn did not interfere in a diplomatic dispute under the meaning of the act. To the contrary, Flynn sought ways to de-escalate tensions over U.S. sanctions President Obama imposed on Russia by asking the Russian government to limit its response “in a reciprocal manner.”

By doing this, Flynn was acting for the benefit of the U.S. government and in a manner not inconsistent with the Obama administration’s wishes and policy.

ANALYSIS: Israel Claim Does Not Fall under Logan Act:
Gregg Jarrett: also clarified: (12/5/2018)

Flynn’s other contact with Russia, also referenced in the court documents, dealt with a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements on the West Bank. However, this, too, would not fall under the Logan Act, since the U.S. took no position on the U.N. resolution. By abstaining, it neither supported the resolution nor opposed it.

And since the U.N. measure imposed no sanctions, it was nothing more than an idle diplomatic statement. Flynn, or anyone else in the incoming Trump administration, can hardly be accused of interfering.

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Nothing Wrong with Flynn Talking to Russia during Transition (READ: Court Docs)

Posted by FactReal on December 17, 2018

FLASHBACK: ON 12/1/2017 MICHAEL FLYNN PLED GUILTY TO LYING….BUT WHY?
There was nothing wrong with Flynn talking to foreign ambassadors during transition or discussing sanctions on Russia or vote in the U.N. regarding Israel.

READ THE COURT DOCUMENT:
Name: INFORMATION as to MICHAEL T. FLYNN, COUNT ONE
Case 1:17-cr-00232-RC Document 1 Filed 11/30/17
PDF: Justice Department | Scribd | Archive.org

REPORT: Michael Flynn pleads guilty to false-statements charge in Russia probe (12/1/2017)
Via Fox News:

Flynn entered the plea at a federal court in Washington, D.C., shortly after Mueller’s office released a one-count charging document. The false-statements charge pertains to Flynn’s interactions with the Russian ambassador in late December — specifically discussions about sanctions and other matters he apparently claimed never happened.

Flynn was accused of “willfully and knowingly” making the false statements to the FBI while serving in the Trump administration.

According to the charging document, those false statements were that:

  • “On or about Dec 29, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Government of Russia’s Ambassador to the United States … to refrain from escalating the situation in response to sanctions that the United States had imposed against Russia that same day; and FLYNN did not recall the Russian Ambassador subsequently telling him that Russia had chosen to moderate its response to those sanctions as a result of his request.”
  • “On or about December 22, 2016, FLYNN did not ask the Russian Ambassador to delay the vote on or defeat a pending United Nations Security Council resolution; and that the Russian Ambassador subsequently never described to FLYNN Russia’s response to his request.”

The latter statement appears to refer to the body’s vote a day later to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

In a striking rupture with past practice, the Obama administration refrained from vetoing the condemnation, opting instead to abstain. The rest of the 15-nation council, including Russia, voted unanimously against Israel. At the time, Israel was lobbying furiously against the resolution and President-elect Trump’s team spoke up on behalf of the Jewish state.

ANALYSIS:
Nothing Wrong with Flynn talking to Foreign Ambassadors during Transition or Discussing Sanctions on Russia

Byron York explained: (12/4/2018)

[T]he sketchy beginnings of the Flynn investigation. It started with the Obama administration’s unhappiness that Flynn, during the transition as the incoming national security adviser, had phone conversations with Russia’s then-ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak. Because Kislyak was under American surveillance, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies had recordings and transcripts of the calls, in which Flynn and Kislyak discussed the sanctions Obama had just imposed on Russia in retaliation for its 2016 election interference.

There was nothing wrong with an incoming national security adviser talking to a foreign ambassador during a transition. There was nothing wrong with discussing the sanctions. But some officials in the Obama Justice Department decided that Flynn might have violated the Logan Act, a 218 year-old law under which no one has ever been prosecuted, that prohibits private citizens from acting on behalf of the United States in disputes with foreign governments.

ANALYSIS:
Flynn Conversation with Russian Ambassador about Israel Vote also Legal:

Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel wrote: (12/5/2018)

On December 1, 2017, Gen. Flynn pled guilty to making false statements to the FBI about his conversations with Kislyak, even as reports surfaced that FBI agents who interviewed him did not believe he lied to them.

In the charge sheet, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of Democrat prosecutors tried to sully Flynn’s reputation by exposing two supposed misdeeds.

In the first charge, Flynn was accused of misleading the FBI about a conversation he had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on Dec. 22, 2016 (as the incoming national security adviser), about an upcoming anti-Israel United Nations Security Council resolution. Flynn was accused of asking Russia to help delay or defeat the measure, which the Obama administration let pass as it abstained from the vote.

At Conservative Review, I argued that Flynn not only did nothing wrong here, but that by standing with our greatest Middle East ally, he actually acted in America’s interests.

Next, investigators accused Flynn of wrongdoing when he discussed sanctions policy the next week (on December 29) with the Russian ambassador. The mere fact that a very senior incoming administration official was open to discussing Russia sanctions policy (which he had every right to do) was enough for Obama officials and pundits to label Flynn as a man who committed treason against his country.

RELATED
Flynn Targeted for Destruction? He Opposed Obama Policies
Crimes Against Flynn Ignored by Mueller
Comey: “I Sent FBI to Flynn, Broke Protocol and Got Away with It” (Video)

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