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Senate Investigation Turns on Former Atty General Lynch | June 23, 2017

Former AG Lynch Now Questioned About Her Part in Clinton Email Investigation

|| HotAir

“The Chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee have sent letters to four individuals, including former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, seeking information about her handling of the Clinton email investigation. The letters ask about an email reportedly recovered by the FBI which some news reports have suggested might have been created by Russia.

From the committee’s press release:

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse sought information about alleged political interference by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The bipartisan inquiry comes as the Judiciary Committee is examining the circumstances surrounding the removal of James Comey as FBI Director.

In April, The New York Times reported that the FBI came into possession of a batch of hacked documents, one of which was said to be authored by a “Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.”  Chairman Grassley then requested a copy of the document from the Justice Department, which has failed to respond.  A month later, The Washington Post reported similar facts and provided further details about individuals involved in these communications.  The Post reported that the email in question, sent by then-chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Leonard Benardo of the Open Society Foundations, indicated that Lynch had privately assured Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria that the FBI’s investigation wouldn’t “go too far.”

Comey was reportedly concerned that the communication would raise doubts about the investigation’s independence and began discussing plans to announce the end of the Clinton email investigation rather than simply referring it to the Department for a prosecutorial decision. Comey’s extraordinary action to announce the end of the investigation was a break from Justice Department protocol, and was later cited as justification for his removal from the FBI.”

….Continue reading more @ HotAir


Sanctuary Cities Protecting MS-13 Gang Members from Deportation, Says ICE

|| Breitbart

“WASHINGTON, D.C. — There is a “rather long list” of sanctuary cities across the United States that choose to release incarcerated members of the notoriously violent Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang back into U.S. communities rather than allow immigration agents to prosecute and deport them, testified a federal officer under oath before lawmakers.

“We are not asking the state of local institutions to do anything besides give us access and transfer that individual to our custody at the completion of their criminal process so we [can]…remove them from the country or prosecute them,” declared Matthew Albence, the executive associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, during a Senate panel hearing.

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled, “The MS-13 Problem: Investigating Gang Membership, its Nexus to Illegal Immigration, and Federal Efforts to End the Threat.”

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) asked the witnesses, which included officials from various law enforcement segments of the federal government, about the role “so-called sanctuary cities” play in the problem.

Albence identified Chicago, New York, and San Francisco as being part of an extensive list of sanctuary cities that ignore federal immigration laws and are a contributing “factor” to the deadly MS-13 problem facing the United States.

“I think there are some major cities in this country where…I can’t even send my officers to go into the [local] jail to interview someone who has been arrested for a gang activity or is a known gang member. And we can’t go in there and identify that person and take an enforcement action against him. Certainly, that’s a problem,” responded the high-ranking agent from ICE, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“In many cases, we know who these individuals are. We have biometric identifiers. They’ve been arrested by the Border Patrol [USBP] or been arrested by ICE previously and removed and then re-entered the country unlawfully,” he added, later noting:

We know they’re gang members. We know they’re criminals, but if the county or the city does not allow us to get into the jail to make that final determination, to process that individual for removal and take custody of that person, then they’re released back into the community to re-victimize.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) appeared to defend Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city, blaming President Donald Trump’s administration of allegedly refusing to devote federal funds to help Chicago combat violent crimes.”

…..Continue reading more @ Breitbart


Report: Illiteracy Among Hispanic Immigrants Persists Across Generations

  || Daily Caller
“Hispanic immigrants and their children lag far behind other migrant populations in the U.S. when it comes to developing proficiency in English, according to a new analysis from a Washington immigration policy think tank.

About two-thirds of Hispanic immigrants who have been in the U.S. for at least 15 years can be considered “functionally illiterate” in English, says independent public policy analyst Jason Richwine. In his report for the Center for Immigration Studies, a conservative-leaning nonprofit that advocates lower levels of immigration, he looked at data from a literacy test administered to more than 8,000 Americans from 2012 and 2014 and discovered some worrying results.

Richwine found that 67 percent of first-generation Hispanics scored at the “below basic” level on the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) test of English proficiency. In contrast, just 22 percent of non-Hispanic immigrants who had been in the U.S. for at least 15 years were at the “below basic” level of literacy.

Individuals at that level possess only a simple vocabulary and sentence comprehension, and they cannot complete more complex tasks such as reading multiple pages of a document or making inferences from charts and graphs. While Hispanic immigrants, who are poorer and less educated than the overall immigrant population when they arrive in the U.S., can be expected to struggle with English comprehension, the report found that literacy problems persist beyond the first generation.

The children of Hispanic immigrants score at the 34th percentile on the PIAAC test, and 22 percent test at the “below basic” level. Performance actually worsens in the third generation: nearly a quarter — 24 percent — of the grandchildren of Hispanic immigrants failed to score above the lowest English literacy rating. Those results suggest that Hispanic immigrants, compared to the overall immigration population, may not be assimilating as well as scholars and lawmakers believe.

“The importance of English literacy cannot be overstated,” Richwine wrote. “Without language proficiency, immigrant families will find it difficult to succeed in the mainstream of American society, and high rates of English illiteracy may be a sign of poor immigrant assimilation. Policymakers should take note.”

….Read more @ Daily Caller

Lying, Leaking and Obstruction by Comey and Lynch | Russian Collusion theory falls apart | June 08, 2017

Chris Matthews: Trump-Russia collusion theory ‘came apart’ with Comey testimony

|| Washington Examiner

“Liberal MSNBC host Chris Matthews said Thursday the accusation that President Trump directly colluded with Russia to interfere in the U.S. election “came apart” following former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in front of Congress.

In his written and spoken testimony on Thursday, Comey said that he never felt that Trump had tried to impede the FBI’s investigation into Russia, even that the president had encouraged it and he suggested that former national security adviser Mike Flynn wasn’t at the heart of the investigation.

“The assumption of the critics of the president, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year is the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians … to affect the election in some way,” Matthews said on MSNBC, following the testimony.

“And yet what came apart this morning was that theory,” Matthews said, listing two reasons why. First, he said Comey revealed that “Flynn wasn’t central to the Russian investigation,” and secondly, he said that kills the idea that Flynn might have been in a position to testify against Trump.

“And if that’s not the case, where’s the there-there?” Matthews said.

In his testimony, Comey confirmed media reports that Trump had asked him if he could drop the FBI investigation into Flynn and that the president had asked for his “loyalty.” But Comey also asserted that he had told Trump that he was not personally under any investigation and that the president had encouraged the Russia investigation, even if it implicated any of his associates.

The hearing lasted nearly three hours and was followed by additional closed testimony in the Senate.”

….Read more @ Washington Examiner

Lynch Successfully Pressured Comey To Mislead Public Using Clinton Campaign’s ‘Inaccurate’ Talking Points

|| Daily Caller

“Loretta Lynch, the former attorney general under Barack Obama, pressured former FBI Director James Comey to downplay the Clinton email server investigation and only refer to it as a “matter,” Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday.

Comey said that when he asked Lynch if she was going to authorize him to confirm the existence of the Clinton email investigation, her answer was, “Yes, but don’t call it that. Call it a matter.” When Comey asked why, he said, Lynch wouldn’t give him an explanation. “Just call it a matter,” she said.

Comey added later that he was concerned about that direction as it was false. He was further concerned because it aligned with the Clinton campaign’s spin on the investigation.

Lynch’s order, Comey said, “concerned me because that language tracked the way the campaign was talking about the FBI’s work and that’s concerning.”

“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not but it gave the impression that the attorney general [Lynch] was looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way the political campaign was describing the same activity, which was inaccurate,” Comey added.

When asked by Texas Sen. John Cornyn if it would be fair to say Lynch had a “conflict of interest” in the Clinton email investigation, Comey answered in the affirmative. “That’s fair,” he said.

The Clinton campaign consistently sought to mislead the public by denying that Clinton was the subject of an FBI investigation. Instead, the campaign claimed the investigation was a simple “security inquiry.” Comey said he was concerned by Lynch’s pressure on him and the FBI to use the campaign’s spin, as it appeared it appeared that Lynch was intentionally trying to align the language the FBI was using to match the angle pushed by the Clinton campaign.”

….Read more @ Daily Caller



Did Obama Loot the United States to Fund La Raza and other Leftist Political Street Groups? | Mar 03, 2017

GOP To Eliminate DOJ ‘Slush Fund’ Used By Obama Administration To Pay Left-Wing Activist Groups

– ConservativeDailyPost

“Before Eric Holder proved what we already knew, that government and law enforcement routinely engage in any number of illegal activities that would get most people reading this locked up for whole epochs of time, it was hoped that the Justice Department was at least somewhat honest (it isn’t). It was also hoped that maybe there were just a few bad apples, but it seems that the whole tree is rotten, all the way to it’s roots that prove to be Obama.

It has come to light that the Obama administration has supplied BILLIONS in capital to activist organizations – many of whom are violent – through what The Gateway Pundit calls “a Department of Justice slush fund scheme” according to who is sourced as “congressional investigators.”  The very illegal and highly immoral action(s) is being looked into by Republicans. Rep. John Ratcliffe, of Texas, said, ““It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made. The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.

Facts unearthed by the House Judiciary Committee shows that money went to a very large number of often disruptive non-profit organizations (of which George Soros knows a great deal about) that are said to be involved in grassroots activism. It should be noted that much of the violence that president Donald Trump talked about and referenced while on the campaign trail, mockingly saying, “Hello, Bernie,” or “Hello, Mrs. Clinton,” as the protestors were escorted out, was nothing short of accurate. While this may seem like a rather small matter, this was billions of dollars spent on beating people, hurting people, and cheating people, in many instances. To those in emergency rooms getting stitches because Obama funded radicals, it was/is a VERY big deal.

Showing not only how Trump was a target, but also how the issues regarding corporations that he shared with Bernie Sanders was shared with good reason, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton said to Fox, “Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations. It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.” Funding groups that actively work to undermine the very fabric of capitalism is not the role of the Department of Justice or of anyone therein.The other aspect, as reported by Fox News, “When big banks are sued by the government for discrimination or mortgage abuse, they can settle the cases by donating to third-party non-victims. The settlements do not specify how these third-party groups could use the windfall.” This means that there is an incentive to sue to get the money and incentive for cases to be churned out rapidly with what is all but predetermined outcomes. While the discrimination likely did not exist in the first place, it was cheaper to settle (the shakedown), and that money goes to causes and groups that often beat people for holding a pro-American viewpoint. It says that $3 billion has been found by investigators.”

…..Continue reading @ ConservativeDailyPost


Bank of America gets 2-for-1 deal in Justice Dept. settlement

– Washington Examiner | 2016

“Bank of America has been able to reduce a multi-billion dollar mortgage fraud penalty imposed by the Justice Department by giving millions of dollars to liberal groups approved by the Obama administration.

The bank has wiped about $194 million off its record $16.6 billion 2014 mortgage settlement by donating to nonprofits and legal groups. Thanks to little-known provisions in the settlement, the bank only had to make $84 million in donations to do that.

The bank wasn’t exploiting any loophole. It’s a key part of the deal the Justice Department offered to get it to settle in the first place. For every dollar the bank has given the nonprofits — none of which were victims of fraud themselves — it has claimed at least two dollars off the settlement. The deal ensured the Obama administration that a certain part of the settlement funds would go to friendly liberal groups, bypassing the normal congressional appropriations.

Among the groups receiving the money were Hispanic civil rights group the National Council of La Raza ($1.5 million), the National Urban League ($1.1 million) and the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America ($750,000).

Republicans have sharply criticized that part of the settlement as well as near-identical language in multi-billion settlements with Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, arguing that the administration has created a “slush fund” for liberal groups. The settlement skirts federal law, which says that any revenue obtained by the government must go to the Treasury and cannot be redirected to third parties. The deals circumvented that by requiring the banks to make “voluntary” donations before they officially entered into the settlement.

“This is nothing short of a shakedown and another example of how the Obama administration is rigging the system to benefit their political allies. Instead of directing settlements directly to victims or returning the money to the U.S. Treasury, President Obama set up a slush fund for community organizers and other liberal activists. This is outrageous,” said Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., chairman of the Financial Services Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.”

….Continue reading @ WashingtonExaminer




–  Lanterns.Buzz

The House Judiciary Committee is investigating claims that the Obama administration quietly gave billions of dollars to leftist organizations and politicians that promoted their liberal policies. It is believed that the administration’s goal was to win political elections at entry-level positions of government as well as promote progressive ideology, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

The RMBS connection:

The plan involves Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group (RMBS). The group is a collaboration between the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Department of Justice, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and many others. After the mortgage-backed securities scandal that led to the Great Recession of 2008, the government created a safety net called the RMBS in 2012. The groups’ mission is supposed to be focused on finding:

“evidence of fraud, or misconduct by market participants such as loan originators, sponsors, underwriters, trustees, and others in the mortgage industry. However, over the past four years, the RMBS, with the help of the Obama Department of Justice, reached “multi-billion-dollar settlements with essentially every major bank in America,”

How did the department of Justice funneling mechanism work? Banks charged with discrimination or mortgage abuse by the government can settle cases by donating to third-party non-victims, as Fox News reports. Settlements, however, don’t have to specify how the third-party groups must use their money. This is a perfect way to move government funds to just about any person or group you want to benefit. So far investigators have found $3 billion dollars paid to “non-victim entities.”

….Continue reading @ Lantern.Buzz


– Youtube

“Asked by Senator Cory Gardner if Congress approved the US State Department to divert $500 million to the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund, Deputy Secretary Heather Higgenbottom says: “Did Congress authorize the Green Climate Fund? No. […] We’ve reviewed the authority and the process under which we can do it, and our lawyers and we have determined that we have the ability to do it, and I pledge to you and to other members we’d be happy to provide that legal analysis and the additional details.”

….More at: Youtube



How Cable CNN Viewers stay mis-informed watching false and fake news | Mar 02, 2017

No, Don Lemon, Loretta Lynch didn’t recuse herself from the Clinton email scandal

– Washington Examiner

“Oh, Don Lemon. July 2016 wasn’t that long ago.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch never recused herself from last year’s federal investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Lynch also did not meet with Hillary Clinton on a tarmac last year as federal agents reviewed the former secretary of state’s emails.

Watching CNN Wednesday evening, however, you’d think exactly the opposite.

“Loretta Lynch recused herself from any decision regarding Hillary Clinton because of that meeting of Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch, who was attorney general at the time, on the tarmac,” Lemon said during a panel discussion.”

….Continue reading @ WashingtonExaminer

Imagine if you will that you only got your ‘news’ from CNN. Don Lemon mispoke or lied, twice in one sentence. First Attorney General Loretta Lynch never recused herself from the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server and second, it wasn’t Hillary who met with Lynch, it was Bill Clinton. Yet the  other pundits didn’t challenge it, they simply nodded their heads in assent. 

One of the pundits claims that Sessions met with ‘the top Russian spy’ without any proof whatsoever. So far no one has claimed that the Russian ambassador was a spy. Yet no one challenged that lie. 

“I have had no indication” that Kislyak is a spy, said Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington.

     This is why the Mainstream Media is so loathed and distrusted. They focus on the inconsequential and superfluous, while misstating or ignoring the essential. They delay comprehension and confuse the public. /CJ 



Bill Purposefully Delayed Takeoff to Board Loretta Lynch Plane | June 2016

Security Source Details Bill Clinton Maneuvered to Meet Loretta Lynch

– New York Observer

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch is sworn in before testifing during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the full Senate Ms. Lynch will succeed Eric Holder as the next U.S. Attorney General. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 28: U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch is sworn in before testifing during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 28, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the full Senate Ms. Lynch will succeed Eric Holder as the next U.S. Attorney General. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Former president delayed Phoenix takeoff to snare ’20-25 minute encounter’ with Attorney General
“An exclusive interview with a security source who was present at the unplanned meeting Monday night on a Phoenix tarmac between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Lorretta Lynch has shed additional light on an unusual summit that is embroiling the AG in charges of favoritism. As attorney general, Lynch heads the Department of Justice just as it is deciding whether to proceed with charges against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server during her tenure as President Obama’s secretary of state.
The source has decades of experience providing security to government officials. The source spoke to the Observer for 20 minutes and answered follow-up questions via text message on the condition that no further details be revealed, including even gender, given the possibility of losing his or her job as an active overseer of security arrangements. This person was on-hand for the entirety of the meeting and some of its aftermath.
According to this source, whose credentials were checked and confirmed by the Observer with sources inside both the FBI and the United States Secret Service, the attorney general was caught completely off guard by the meeting and the source dismisses suggestions that have been raised alleging that she waited there to see Bill Clinton or accommodated his request to see him. In fact, it seems from this source that it was Bill Clinton who was maneuvering for face time with the attorney general, because his plane had been scheduled to leave before hers arrived.
“Fair is fair. I’m a conservative-leaning [person] [gender-identifying word redacted]. I don’t support anything this administration does. I don’t know much about the attorney general’s past, except she has a good reputation. But I really don’t like this executive’s office, so that said, politically, that’s where I’m at. But I just happened to be in a position to know firsthand what went down that day.
The source said that the impromptu visit made an immediate impression upon Lynch’s staff (meaning her non-security personnel).
“I don’t agree with her politics and all that, but I knew from the beginning that she got caught off guard and her staff was already talking about it that it’s going to be a political problem for her. Her staff was flipping out. We didn’t think about the political part until we saw her staff flipping out. For the security guys, it was more of a ‘I’ve got armed guys coming into my perimeter’ problem. But the staff guys saw right away that it was a political problem. After Clinton got off, they were like, ‘that wasn’t good.’ And I know from others who were in the actual car with her that her people knew immediately the political ramifications of it and were very upset.”


….Continue reading at the New York Observer, with a lively comments section.

Bill Maher On Hillary Clinton’s Airport Baggage | June 2016

Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton’s Phoenix Airport Baggage

– HBO / Youtube

– Maher gives out on what he perceives as Bill Clinton’s boorish behavior in boarding Loretta Lynch’s plane on the tarmac in Phoenix. Although it is extremely hard to believe he boarded without the Attorney General’s knowledge or permission.

Another question is: Would Clinton have boarded the plane if the Attorney General of the United States had been a man?/CJ

…More here @ Youtube

Obama Scrubs ‘Allah’ from Muslim Terror in Orlando | June 2016

Obama Replaces “Allah” with “God” in Edited Transcripts of Orlando Killer’s Calls During Muslim Murderous Rampage

– theGatewaypundit

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to LULAC on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in Washington. (WDCPIX.COM/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to LULAC on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in Washington. (WDCPIX.COM/Lauren Victoria Burke)
Like Something out of ‘1984’ Obama Admin sends Muslim rhetoric during attack down the ‘memory hole’

This is sickening.
The Obama administration replaced “Allah” with “God” in the edited transcripts of the Orlando killer’s calls during his siege on the Pulse nightclub.

Infowars reported:

The Justice Department replaced references to ‘Allah’ with ‘God’ in an edited transcript of the 911 call Orlando jihadi Omar Mateen made during the Pulse night club attack.

During the call, Omar Mateen made an Islamic prayer in which he said:

Praise be to Allah, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of Allah [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

In comparison, the edited DOJ transcript says:

Praise be to God, and prayers as well as peace be upon the prophet of God [in Arabic]. I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.

It’s obvious the Obama administration is doing everything it can to downplay the Islamic connection to the attack, all while demonizing Christians and gun owners.

…More @theGatewaypundit.com


‘See No Sharia’: FBI Releases Censored Transcript of Orlando Jihadi’s Islamic State Pledge

– Breitbart


“We are not, and never will be, at war with Islam” – Barack Hussein Obama

The FBI released today a partial transcript of the Orlando shooter’s mid-massacre calls to 911. It was sanitized to conform to the Obama party line: The attack has no connection to the Islamic State or, for that matter, to Islam.

As Attorney General Loretta Lynch Lynch put it: “What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda.”

So, transcribed evidence that “this man,” Omar Mateen, swore loyalty to ISIS, shouted “allahu akhbar” as he killed his victims, or otherwise embraced the totalitarian, homophobic doctrine adherents like him call “sharia” is not going to be made public. This will facilitate the narrative actively promoted over the past week (notably, on part of what Ben Rhodes called Team Obama’s “echo chamber“) to the effect that Mateen: had “behavioral problems”; engaged in “domestic violence”; was into controlling, as well as abusing, his first and second wives; and had “problems with his sexuality,” including “a latent attraction to men.”

The President and his apologists would have us believe that only by exercising such self-restraint can we avoid empowering the inexplicably motivated “violent extremists.” They insist that, were we to declare our enemies are, instead, part of a global jihad movement, and that its wellspring is sharia, we would legitimate their claim to religious authority and bring on a clash of civilizations.

Unfortunately, the jihadists know that their supremacist conduct has religious legitimacy. So do the authorities of their faith.  And so do many of the Muslims who do not embrace or want to live under sharia – let alone impose it on the rest of us.”

….Continue reading @ Breitbart


President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch Have a “Terror Truth” Problem…

– theConservateTreehouse.com


It is not accidental that Loretta Lynch was featured on all five major broadcasts for the Sunday news cycle (Topic Orlando Terrorism).   You might well remember the last time a key administration official named Susan Rice met with an almost identical Sunday schedule (Topic Benghazi Terrorism).

General Lynch’s Sunday talk visibility is yet another example of the Obama administration’s risk management reference manual, The Obfuscation Playbook.

The difference between Rice’s 2012 appearance and Lynch’s 2016 version is: this time we know the play.  We also know exactly what the administration risk is, even IF the media won’t discuss it, and we’ll explain below.

There is a transparent rift within the FBI community;  an internal fight within our own systems of legal / investigative governance and the White House.   The numerous leaks from within the FBI investigation of Orlando are highlighting the internal war.  It takes a cabinet member to try and create the strongest position for the White House.

Here’s a generic representation of the story as it has appeared. Most media use a similar version to explain.  You’ve already read numerous accounts of this story, but pay very close attention to the part highlighted:

(CNSNews.com) – FBI Director James Comey said at a press conference Monday that his agency conducted a 10-month investigation in May 2013 of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, during which time he blamed his statements of aspirational martyrdom on coworkers he felt were teasing him.

“We first became aware of him in May of 2013. He was working as a contract security guard at a local courthouse, and he made some statements that were inflammatory and contradictory that concerned his co-workers about terrorism,” Comey said.

“First he claimed family connections to al Qaeda. He also said he was a member of Hizbollah, which is a Shia terrorist organization that is a bitter enemy of the so-called Islamic State – ISIL. He said he hoped that law enforcement would raid his apartment and assault his wife and child so that he could martyr himself,” Comey added.

“When this was reported to us, the FBI’s Miami office opened a preliminary investigation, and over the next 10 months, we attempted to determine whether he was possibly a terrorist – something we do in hundreds and hundreds of cases all across the country,” Comey said.

“Our investigation involved introducing confidential sources to him, recording conversations with him, following him, reviewing transactional records from his communications and searching all government holdings for any possible connections, any possible derogatory information. We then interviewed him twice,” Comey added.

Comey said during the FBI’s interview, Mateen admitted to making the statements his coworkers reported, but said “he did it in anger, because he thought his coworkers were discriminating against him and teasing him because he was Muslim.”

“After 10 months of investigation, we closed the preliminary investigation,” Comey said. (link)

Notice how many times the word “coworkers” is used.  In almost every article written about that incident you will see this same portrayal and the same minds’ image it creates around “coworkers“.

Think about how you (yourself) picture that 2013 event in your own mind from those paragraphs above.

Remember, the outcome of this 2013 incident (and the series of investigative events) was Mateen being removed from federal courthouse duty, and being reassigned to a guard shack at a gated community.

Let’s look at the situation from another angle; from the angle of the “coworkers” who are now on record; who are these “coworkers“:

[…]  A Sheriff deputy at the courthouse mentioned the Middle East to Mateen, who reacted by threatening the deputy, said Sheriff Ken Mascara, who attended the Wednesday night meeting at the community’s Island Club.

Omar became very agitated and made a comment that he could have al-Qaida kill my employee and his family,” Mascara said Wednesday. “If that wasn’t bad enough, he followed it up with very disturbing comments about women and followed it up with very disturbing comments about Jews and then went on to say that the Fort Hood shooter was justified in his actions.”

The FBI launched an investigation into Mateen after Sheriff’s Office officials reported the incident to the agency. (link)

These were not just simply “coworkers”, these were Sheriff’s deputies who are officially stationed at the federal courthouse.   It was not some arbitrary internal courthouse employee who was concerned, it was LAW ENFORCEMENT.

See a difference?

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department was concerned about Mateen and contacted the FBI to report his sketchy behavior.   These were not the concerns of some untrained, arbitrary, antagonistic internal, line-level co-worker per se’, these were the concerns of full duty police officers in charge of courthouse security.

Does that change the perspective a little?

It should.

This was not a citizen seeing something and saying something, this was law enforcementseeing something and saying something to the upper levels of the entire security apparatus where seeing something and saying something is supposed to make a difference.

Would it make a difference if a County Sheriff called the FBI as opposed to George and Sally Citizen who own the dry cleaning shop?…. A person would think, why yes – it should make a difference.

The intellectually honest reality (as it appears) is that the FBI investigators were so frozen with political correctness, even when law enforcement is the one reporting the risk they still can’t find a way to isolate and identify the risk appropriately.

That’s a big effen’ admission.

That would be too politically toxic an admission to make.

How do you tamp down the severity of such an explosive story?  You attempt to twist the motive away from direct terrorism.  How do you twist the motive?  Consider:

Lynch: “Partial Transcript” Of Orlando 911 Calls Will Have References To Islamic Terrorism Removed

In an interview with NBC’s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage.

“What we’re not going to do is further proclaim this man’s pledges of alleigance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda,” Lynch said. “We are not going to hear him make his assertions of allegiance [to the Islamic State].”(link)

Easy peasy. Just remove the motive and presto – not Islamic Terrorism.  See how that works?

…Continue reading @ theConservativeTreehouse.com


Memory hole

– Wikipedia


“A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened. The concept was first popularized by George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party’s Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potential historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete and undetectable.”

….More here @ Wikipedia