Let’s Not Forget:
Donald Trump debates Natural Born Issue with Ted Cruz at the Debate
– FoxBusinessNews / Youtube
– A great video wherein Ted Cruz mistates a fact regarding the ‘natural born’ constitutional requirement for president.
He also mistates that George Romney Jr. was eligible for the U.S. presidency. No decision had been made in court as Romney dropped out of the race.
Cruz is left speechless at 5:03 into the video.
More here @ Youtube
– If Ted Cruz’ U.S. Citizenship is still in question, how in the world can he be considered for the Supreme Court? /CJ
MotherJones’ take on the Issue:
Here’s Why the Ted Cruz Birther Story Isn’t Going Away
“During the memorable clash between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at last night’s Republican presidential debate, the real estate mogul explained why he has persistently raised questions about his Canadian-born rival’s eligibility to serve as president.
“If for some reason…he beats the rest of the field, I already know the Democrats are going to be bringing a suit,” Trump said. “You have a big lawsuit over your head while you’re running. And if you become the nominee, who the hell knows if you can even serve in office?”
Read the whole take here @ by AJ Vincens at MotherJones
With CIA choice, Trump picks a foe of Silicon Valley’s encryption stance
– Network World
“In his nomination of Representative Mike Pompeo to head the CIA, President-elect Donald Trump has picked someone who has supported NSA surveillance programs and has criticized Silicon Valley’s stance on encryption.
Pompeo, a Republican from Kansas, is a former cavalry officer in the U.S. Army and a graduate of West Point military academy. He currently serves on the House Intelligence Committee and is perhaps best known for his role on the Benghazi committee that investigated Hillary Clinton.
But his committee assignment has also put him in the middle of several recent issues that have pitched the U.S. intelligence community against major tech companies.
Back in February when the FBI was fighting Apple to gain access to data inside an iPhone used by a San Bernadino mass shooter, Pompeo criticized the company’s position. Pompeo called Apple CEO Tim Cook’s resistance to a subpoena “disappointing” and said he “should not stand in the way of the FBI’s investigation into a dead ISIS terrorist, who has the blood of 14 innocent Americans on his hands.”
The FBI had asked Apple to create custom software that would allow it an unlimited number of attempts to crack a passcode on the phone. Apple refused, and the case ended unresolved after the FBI said it had ultimately gained access to the iPhone using other methods.”
….Continue reading @ Network World
– While Pompeo has a great military background that he can bring to bear reforming an inept and political agency that should have been scattered to the four winds years ago. Hopefully he can take orders.
The CIA is involved openly in Hollywood. Obviously the agency has nothing better to do. We don’t need to be a party to our own manipulation. / CJ