China Hacked Hillary Clinton’s Private Email Server

Sources: CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON’S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER

|| Daily Caller

  • A Chinese-owned company penetrated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server, according to sources briefed on the matter.
  • The company inserted code that forwarded copies of Clinton’s emails to the Chinese company in real time.
  • The Intelligence Community Inspector General warned of the problem, but the FBI subsequently failed to act, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said during a July hearing.

“A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia.”

Two officials with the ICIG, investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, met repeatedly with FBI officials to warn them of the Chinese intrusion, according to a former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues, who was briefed on the matter. He spoke anonymously, as he was not authorized to publicly address the Chinese’s role with Clinton’s server.

Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureau’s top counterintelligence official. Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didn’t act on the information the ICIG provided him, according to Gohmert.

Gohmert mentioned in the Judiciary Committee hearing that ICIG officials told Strzok and three other top FBI officials that they found an “anomaly” on Clinton’s server.

The former intelligence officer TheDCNF spoke with said the ICIG “discovered the anomaly pretty early in 2015.”

“When [the ICIG] did a very deep dive, they found in the actual metadata — the data which is at the header and footer of all the emails — that a copy, a ‘courtesy copy,’ was being sent to a third party and that third party was a known Chinese public company that was involved in collecting intelligence for China,” the former intelligence officer told TheDCNF.

“The [the ICIG] believe that there was some level of phishing. But once they got into the server something was embedded,” he said. “The Chinese are notorious for embedding little surprises like this.”

The intelligence officer declined to name the Chinese company.

“We do know the name of the company. There are indications there are other ‘cutouts’ that were involved. I would be in a lot of trouble if I gave you the name,” he told TheDCNF.

A government staff official who’s been briefed on the ICIG’s findings told TheDCNF that the Chinese state-owned firm linked to the hacking operates in Washington’s northern Virginia suburbs. The source was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.

The company that penetrated Clinton’s server was not a technology firm and it served as a “front group” for the Chinese government, the source told TheDCNF.

The Fairfax and Loudoun county governments told TheDCNF that 13 state-owned Chinese companies operate in the area. Of those, three were not technologically oriented.”

….Read more at Daily Caller

 

Decriminalize Invasion with Open Borders? | Aug 24 2018

Decriminalization Debate Moves From Pot To… Illegal Immigration?

|| Hot Air

“How far are Democrats willing to go this year in their efforts to demonstrate their progressive bona fides? In Texas we may be seeing the limits of this swerve to the left on display. Several Democratic candidates for top offices are now pushing a move toward decriminalization, but this time we’re not talking about marijuana. They want to decriminalize illegal immigration, essentially removing the need for most of the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) without actually “abolishing” the office. (A subject which doesn’t poll very well.) And we’re not talking about some back bench Democrats running for a county commission seat here. It’s the Democrats’ candidate for Governor, one congressional seat and none other thank Congressman “Beto” O’Rourke, who is currently fighting to flip the Senate seat held by Ted Cruz.

This is the spoon full of sugar approach to pushing for open borders and it appears that at least some Democrats think it could be a winner. Calling to abolish ICE has backfired in a major way and Americans overwhelmingly don’t want open borders. (When given a choice between open borders and secure borders, poll respondents this year chose “secure” by a 79% margin.) Similarly, polling from as recently as last month shows that Americans want to keep ICE by a two to one margin over those who would like to see it abolished.

So here comes the new strategy from the Democrats. Rather than wiping out immigration law or the officials assigned to enforce it, we’ll just do what many states have done with marijuana and simply “decriminalize” it. In other words, illegal aliens – if they are questioned at all – will simply get the equivalent of a parking ticket and be sent on their way. No need for expensive court proceedings and detention centers. Think of the money we’ll save!

Yes. We could wipe out many of the problems we face with gang violence if we simply decriminalized crack dealing, assault, gun crimes and human trafficking. Crime rates would plummet and it would free up the police forces in places like Chicago and Baltimore to focus on the more pressing issues of traffic violations and littering. It’s truly a stunning bit of genius provided you don’t actually think about it for more than two seconds.

The fact is that decriminalization of illegal immigration would be nothing more than running up the white flag. With no fear of repercussions, everyone considering jumping the border would flood into the country in short order. Of course, unless the Democrats also plan on repealing (or at least decriminalizing) all of the laws about employing illegal aliens, all of those people will still wind up either falling into the already strained social safety net or turning to a life of crime.”

….Read more @ HotAir

 

The Heartbreaking Death of Mollie Tibbetts Highlights the Tragedy of Criminal illegal immigration

Joni Ernst Slams Elizabeth Warren: Mollie Tibbetts ‘Forever Separated from Her Family’

|| Breitbart

“Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) slammed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot’s Breitbart News Daily, saying that 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts is “forever separated from her family” at the alleged hands of an illegal alien.

In an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, Ernst slammed Warren’s comments on the death of Mollie Tibbetts. An illegal alien allegedly stabbed her to death and dumped her body in a cornfield.

In an interview with CNN yesterday, Warren said that rather than focusing on the fact that Tibbetts’ alleged killer should never have been in the United States, Iowans need to focus on “real problems” like foreign national adults being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from the children they arrive with.

Ernst blasted Warren’s comments, noting that while adults and children arriving at the southern border will eventually be reunited, Tibbetts and her family are separated for life.

Ernst said:

As far as Elizabeth Warren trying to pivot, yes the separation of families at the border I don’t agree with that either. But you know what, Mollie has been forever separated from her family. They won’t ever see her reach her 21st birthday, they will never see her graduate from the University of Iowa, they will never see her walk down the aisle to marry her sweetheart. They will never see that because she is permanently gone from the face of this planet because of an illegal alien. [Emphasis added]

So Elizabeth, I want to remind Elizabeth Warren that you know what, the tragic loss of Mollie is important to us. And the families that are separated at the border, they will come together again. Mollie will never be with her family again.

Ernst also had words for left-wing Fordham University professor Christina Greer, who on MSNBC this week downplayed the murder of Tibbetts, calling her “a girl in Iowa.”

“That ‘girl in Iowa,’ I think that’s so disrespectful to Mollie and to her family,” Ernst told Breitbart News Daily. “She is someone. She is someone. Every person is someone. And she was very important to her family and her community. So shame on that professor. Shame on her.”

….Read more @ Breitbart

Immigrants on Massive Public Welfare in USA | Aug 11 2018

Trump’s Welfare Ban for Immigrants Would Be $57 Billion Dollar Tax Cut for American Taxpayers

|| Breitbart

“President Trump’s ban on allowing welfare-dependent legal immigrants to resettle permanently in the United States would likely save American taxpayers about $1,600 a year per immigrant.

As Breitbart News reported, the Trump administration is set to roll out a plan in the next month that bars foreign nationals who need government welfare in order to live from resettling in the U.S. Such a ban on welfare importation through immigration has been eyed by the Trump White House since February.

Such a plan would be a boon for American taxpayers, who currently spend about $57.4 billion a year on paying for the welfare, crime, and schooling costs of the country’s mass importation of 1.5 million new, mostly low skilled legal immigrants every year. In the last decade, the U.S. has imported more than 10 million foreign nationals and is on track to import the same amount in the coming decade if legal immigration controls are not implemented.

The National Academies of Science released a report two years ago, noting that state and local American taxpayers are billed about $1,600 each year per immigrant to pay for their welfare, where immigrant households consume 33 percent more cash welfare than American citizen households.”

….Read more @ Breitbart

 

California State Assemblywoman Admits She Was an Undocumented Illegal

|| the GatewayPundit

They don’t even pretend to follow the law anymore. California Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio told a local crowd she was a previously deported illegal alien.

Blanca admitted she was a deported illegal in a recent speech.

Blanca Rubio: I was undocumented when I arrived in the country.

Blanca was very proud of this. She showed no remorse.

Blanca is running unopposed this year.
Her sister is running for California State Senator.

….Read more @ TGP

 

Immigrants Use Close to 60% More Food Stamps Than Those Born in America

|| BigLeaguePolitics

“Immigrant households, both legal and illegal consume 33% more cash welfare than American citizen households and 44% more in Medicaid dollars. This puts a strain on public services by a whopping 44 million foreign born people and translates to the average immigrant household costing American taxpayers $6,234 in federal welfare.

According to a study conducted by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), more than 1.5 million foreign nationals who enter the country each year use an average of 57% more food stamps than the average native born American household, as reported by Breitbart.

The most recent Rasmussen Report poll finds that 62% of American voters support the Trump administration looking to discourage foreign nationals immigrating to the U.S. from using any taxpayer-funded welfare.”

….Read more @ BigLeaguePolitics

 

Gov Brown’s Completely Dysfunctional DMV | Aug 10 2018

Constituents Wait in Long Lines While California Legislators Enjoy Exclusive DMV Options

|| Breitbart

“The Sacramento Bee reports that a DMV office exclusive to legislators is located in “the Legislative Office Building in downtown Sacramento.” The office allows active and former legislators to renew a driver’s license, register vehicles, and more without the hassle of long lines or wait times.

The focus on the legislators’ exclusive DMV office comes a week after elected Democrats defeated an effort to audit the DMV. The audit was pushed because of the excruciatingly long wait times endured throughout the state.

On average, residents of the state wait in line 69 minutes at their local DMV offices.

Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) was the driving force behind the audit, and he blamed Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and the Democrats for not taking the people’s concerns seriously.

Patterson also spoke out against the DMV office that is exclusively for legislators. He said, “I don’t use the special privilege DMV that’s here. I have gotten my registration and all that stuff the old-fashioned way like everybody else in my district. When you are living a public life the way most private people live, you’ll understand when taxes hurt and bureaucracies hurt.”

….Read more @ Breitbart

Holy Jim Canyon Fire Spreads in Orange County | Aug 07 2018

Holy fire spreads to 4,000 acres in Orange, Riverside counties

|| OC Register

Fire burns through Holy Jim Canyon in Trabuco Canyon on Monday, August 7, 2018. (OnScene.TV)

“Firefighters were battling a brush fire Monday night that broke out in the rugged Holy Jim area of Orange County earlier in the day and exploded to cover some 4,000 acres, extending into Riverside County, officials said.

The Holy fire was reported at 1:17 p.m. near Holy Jim Canyon and Trabuco Creek roads, said Jake Rodriguez, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service.

The fire later moved toward the Main Divide forest road, within sight of Riverside County communities including south Corona, El Cerrito and Glen Ivy Hot Springs, according to the Forest Service. The Cleveland National Forest fire had climbed to the top of the ridge line northeast of Saddleback Mountain, with some small fires crossing the Main Divide Road.

The cause of the fire that scorched brush amid daytime 100-degree temperatures was under investigation.

There was no containment of the fire as of Monday evening.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered for Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon Recreation Residence Tract and the Blue Jay and Falcon campgrounds.”

Read more @ OC Register

 

 

 

Holy fire spreads to 4,000 acres in Orange, Riverside counties

Let’s Go Back to a Simpler Time: Reagan, RFK, Hoffa, Cavett Video | Aug 03 2018

 | When we could actually speak with one another….

First Reagan and Robert Kennedy is an amazing interview:

|| Reagan does a great job of articulating his position, although he makes several errors as regards the Diem Regime and the elections in SV. RFK gets to state his view, it all happens respectfully. Great stuff.

Then a great Cavett interview, which begins at 4:20, with Jimmy Hoffa, joined by lawyer Marvin Belli, Hoffa makes some great points about being the target of the media, so apropos in today’s heated political environment:

Then, that time with:

A Roast with Don Rickles, when we could laugh about politics:

|| He roasted Reagan. Hurrah.