15 May 2019 - Lunch News
“AG Bill Barr reportedly mocked @SpeakerPelosi at an event honoring fallen police officers, per source. Barr shook hands w/Pelosi & said loudly “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Pelosi shot back that the House Sergeant ar Arms was there if needed for an arrest”…./2 Barr laughed & walked away”
AG Bill Barr reportedly mocked @SpeakerPelosi at an event honoring fallen police officers, per source. Barr shook hands w/Pelosi & said loudly “Madam Speaker, did you bring your handcuffs?” Pelosi shot back that the House Sergeant ar Arms was there if needed for an arrest.
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) May 15, 2019
/2 Barr laughed & walked away
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) May 15, 2019
Again, it cannot be stated enough: Bill Barr is following the law. Democrats are demanding he violate it—and then holding him in contempt when he doesn’t.
This is not serious. It is a political temper tantrum masquerading as oversight.
John Durham, known for prosecuting FBI agents connected to infamous mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, is now a fourth attorney general’s pick to lead a special investigation into suspected government misconduct.
The Justice Department confirmed to media outlets that Attorney General William Barr named Durham, now U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut, to look into why and how department and FBI officials began investigating associates of President Donald Trump before the 2016 election.
Durham’s resume includes investigating the mafia and crooked politicians.
Attorneys general from the Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama administrations all previously appointed Durham to lead special investigations.
Barr reportedly selected him to head the probe weeks ago, as the FBI came under intensified scrutiny for spying on one Trump campaign adviser and sending a confidential informant to talk to another.
He examined whether two Boston mob figures, Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, had corrupted the FBI agents whom they served as informants.
Durham’s investigation led to a 10-year prison sentence for retired FBI agent John Connolly Jr., found guilty of helping the two gangsters avoid prosecution.
As part of this investigation, Durham produced documents showing four men had been framed by FBI agents and convicted of murder in the 1960s. Two died in prison, but two others won a $100 million civil judgment against the Justice Department.
Roe vs Wade is set up for a Test Case:
The Alabama Senate Tuesday night passed a near-total ban on abortions – including cases where a female is a victim of rape or incest.
Republican Governor Kay Ivey will make the final decision after the Senate voted in favor of the bill 25-6.
If the Governor signs the bill, doctors will face between 10 and 99 years in jail for performing abortions at any stage of the pregnancy, with the exception where the mother’s life is at risk.
Because this abortion bill is going directly against the Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade, it will be challenged in court.
Now for some fun:
Here is a brilliantly done short music video starring Comey and Hillary:
Hillary Clinton & James Comey - What Difference Does It Make?
AOC is baffled and frightened by her garbage disposal:
This is completely real, and hilarious!
MiniAOC Does if Again:
As long as Ava #miniAOCofficial enjoys doing these videos she will continue to keep making them and as long as #AlexandriaOcasioCortez keeps being #AOC we will have plenty of material to keep making them as well. Thanks again to everyone who had kind things to say about Ava.
Click here: pic.twitter.com/Je7YojRoXd
— Mini AOC (@miniAOCofficial) May 13, 2019
DOOMSDAY DELAY? AOC Says Voters Must Have ‘Intelligence of a Sponge’ to Believe World Ending in 12 Years
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backtracked form her previous comments regarding climate change over the weekend; saying voters must have the “intelligence of a sea sponge” to believe the world will end in just twelve years.
“This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and ‘fact check’ it. Like the ‘world ending in 12 years’ thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal,” posted Ocasio-Cortez on social media.
The recently sworn-in representative routinely issued the dire prediction at speaking events across the country earlier this year; saying “The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”
Now she’s saying she was kidding but it didn’t sound that way.
Ocasio Cortez has repeated the claim several times and even made an insane video warning we only had 12 years to act.
Climate change is here + we’ve got a deadline: 12 years left to cut emissions in half.
A #GreenNewDeal is our plan for a world and a future worth fighting for.
How did we get here?
What is at stake?
And where are we going?
Please watch & share widely ⬇️pic.twitter.com/IMCtS86VXG
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 17, 2019
But now she says she was just joking.
NXIVM, computer espionage, and Chuck Shumer:
With prosecutors in the trial of cult leader Keith Raniere planning to introduce evidence on the NXIVM sex cult’s deep oppposition research files on its political enemies including Roger Stone, documents from the archives are shedding light on how the sex cult stored data on top politicians including Chuck Schumer — whom the cult viewed as a “friendly” ally according to ex-employee Frank Parlato — and Hillary Clinton.
The Albany Times-Union noted in 2015: “A former close confidant of Keith Raniere, founder of the NXIVM corporation, claims top officials in the secretive organization used a Canadian investigative firm or other means to sift the financial records of six federal judges and U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., according to court records. The former NXIVM insider, Kristin M. Keeffe, said that Seagrams heiress Clare W. Bronfman, who oversees NXIVM’s operations, ordered the financial probes at the direction of Raniere, 55. The six judges whose financial records Keeffe alleges were analyzed have all presided over cases involving NXIVM or its perceived adversaries and critics…The allegations by Keeffe, 45, are outlined in emails attributed to her that were filed recently in Albany County Court…Keeffe broke away from NXIVM in February 2014 and is in hiding, according to correspondence and conversations attributed to her in court records filed in Albany County…”
So the NXIVM cult had information on Schumer.
The Times-Union reported in 2015:
Clare W. Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Company business empire, allegedly implanted a “key logger” virus on the computer of her late father, Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., so officials with the NXIVM corporation could secretly monitor his emails, including his exchanges with world leaders and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court records.
The extraordinary allegations are attributed to Kristen M. Keeffe, who was part of the inner circle that ran NXIVM, a “human development” organization that has been described by one expert as an “extreme cult.” The accusations by Keeffe are contained in a transcript of a telephone conversation that took place last March between Keeffe and Barbara J. Bouchey, a former NXIVM executive board member who is facing computer trespassing charges in Albany that accuse her and three others of improperly accessing the corporation’s website.'”
The New York Post reports: “Bronfman funneled thousands of dollars into Clinton’s campaign coffers — far in excess of legal limits to contributions — to “curry favor” with the powerhouse political family, according to Mark Vicente, a documentary filmmaker and former member of the Nxivm group that is accused of keeping women as sex slaves.
Raniere once admitted in a videotape pulled from the Internet, “I am just a demon.”
Trump Tweet On Tariffs:
There is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs, which take effect on China today. This has been proven recently when only 4 points were paid by the U.S., 21 points by China because China subsidizes product to such a large degree. Also, the Tariffs can be.....
...completely avoided if you buy from a non-Tariffed Country, or you buy the product inside the USA (the best idea). That’s Zero Tariffs. Many Tariffed companies will be leaving China for Vietnam and other such countries in Asia. That’s why China wants to make a deal so badly!.....There will be nobody left in China to do business with. Very bad for China, very good for USA! But China has taken so advantage of the U.S. for so many years, that they are way ahead (Our Presidents did not do the job). Therefore, China should not retaliate-will only get worse!
I say openly to President Xi & all of my many friends in China that China will be hurt very badly if you don’t make a deal because companies will be forced to leave China for other countries. Too expensive to buy in China. You had a great deal, almost completed, & you backed out!