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8 October 2019 - Lunch News

So much is happening right now that it is taking all my available time just to keep up with it for the radio show. Thus I have neglected the posting at Intelwarriors.com.


It comes down to a choice: Either I don’t post, or I post material in a rough form. Something is better than nothing so here it is:




Clapper is on audio saying he was just following orders from Obama:


CLAPPER: The message I’m getting from all this is, apparently what we were supposed to have done was to ignore the Russian interference, ignore the Russian meddling and the threat that it poses to us, and oh, by the way, blown off what the then commander in chief, President Obama, told us to do, which was to assemble all the reporting that we could that we had available to us —


CLAPPER: — and put it in one report that the president could pass on to the Congress and to the next administration. And while we’re at it, declassify as much as we possibly could to make it public, and that’s what we did.


SCIUTTO: One issue I’m — (crosstalk)


CLAPPER: It’s kind of disconcerting now to be investigated for, you know having done our duty and done what we were told to do by the president.



This is what we all suspected all along.


In 2018 after the FBI finally released the Peter Strzok-Lisa Page messages the they also admitted that Obama was running the investigation on Trump.


Seems to me the headline here should have been the quote cited by Peter Strzok, attributed to a redacted source, saying “The White House is running this”, referring in August 2016 to the opening of the Trump counter-intelligence investigation. https://t.co/UOaNDZNQL7


— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) May 20, 2018


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/boom-rush-limbaugh-plays-james-clapper-audio-admitting-obama-made-them-spy-on-trump-audio/




Liberal Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is wanting to extort money from the Trump Campaign to pay for an outlandish security bill to hold a campaign rally in the Twin Cities this week.


Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted this out on Monday.


Via Conservative Treehouse:


This is an outrageous abuse of power by a liberal mayor trying to deny the rights of his own city’s residents just because he hates the President!


Press Release: https://t.co/7eBwgqQuIp pic.twitter.com/4jGWATdDD7


— Brad Parscale (@parscale) October 8, 2019


But it’s even more outrageous than originally reported.


In 2009 Minneapolis charged President Obama $20,000 for security.

This week the Democrat Mayor wants to extort $500,000 from the Trump campaign for security.


In 2009, security costs for a rally with President Obama at the Target Center in Minneapolis were around $20,000.


Today, Minneapolis Mayor @Jacob_Frey is charging $530,000 for a Trump rally at the SAME venue. Ridiculous!! https://t.co/yya795EvzF


— Andrew Clark🎃 (@AndrewHClark) October 8, 2019


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/democrat-extortion-in-2009-minneapolis-charged-obama-20k-for-security-at-rally-today-they-are-charging-trump-500k-for-rally/




Fauxahontas lies again:


For decades Elizabeth Warren lied about her “Cherokee ancestry” to leapfrog in front of qualified minority candidates in her career as a Harvard staffer.


In reality Warren has less native American blood, 1/1024th, than the average American.


Elizabeth Warren suggested this week that a school principal effectively fired her from a teaching job after she became “visibly pregnant.”


But in a 2008 clip Warren tells a different story saying it was her decision to go back to graduate school and stay at home for a couple years.


And now the Washington Free Beacon recovered records that prove Liz Warren was lying about being fired for being pregnant.


The Riverdale Board of Education approved a second-year teaching contract for a young Elizabeth Warren, documents show, contradicting the Democratic presidential candidate’s repeated claims that she was asked not to return to teaching after a single year because she was “visibly pregnant.”


Minutes of an April 21, 1971, Riverdale Board of Education meeting obtained by the Washington Free Beacon show that the board voted unanimously on a motion to extend Warren a “2nd year” contract for a two-days-per-week teaching job. That job is similar to the one she held the previous year, her first year of teaching. Minutes from a board meeting held two months later, on June 16, 1971, indicate that Warren’s resignation was “accepted with regret.”


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/crazy-as-hell-liz-warren-lied-about-being-fired-for-being-pregnant-and-now-there-are-records-to-prove-it/




Joe Biden released a new ad today on “Abuse of Power.”


In the ad Quid-Pro-Joe says: “The abuse of power is the defining characteristic of the Trump presidency. The American presidency is an office of immense power. That’s why character matters. A president who puts his own interest ahead of the public good and national security also poses a threat to each and every American.”


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/joe-biden-releases-new-ad-on-character-matters-after-he-and-his-drug-addict-son-are-caught-in-1-5-billion-pay-for-play-scams/





A Ukrainian source has revealed that former Vice President Joe Biden was furious about an article in Politico that revealed election interference and collusion between the government of Ukraine and the Democratic National Committee.


Biden let out his anger with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on his January 15th, 2017 trip to Kiev, Ukraine, reportedly telling the foreign leader, “You fucked up! What we were working on all leaked to the press!”




Joe Biden with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko



This new disclosure indicates that Biden had a much more significant role in the 2016 election interference by Democrats close to Hillary Clinton than has been previously revealed.


After Biden’s outburst, Poroshenko then called in a former Ukrainian official who he believed to be a whistleblower and threatened him. The Ukrainian whistleblower was later forced to flee Ukraine, fearing for his safety.


A Kyiv Post article from January 2017 confirmed that Biden was in Ukraine shortly after the Politico article’s release and met with Poroshenko.


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/you-fcked-up-exclusive-report-joe-biden-blasted-ukrainian-president-after-politico-report-reveals-bidens-role-in-2016-dnc-election-interference/





Russia’s independent Novaya Gazeta published a devastating piece Tuesday on corrupt the Ukrainian oligarchs who are involved with the Burisma Holdings company in Ukraine.


According to Novaya Gazeta corrupt Ukrainians transferred criminally obtained money to Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca accounts.


Novaya Gazeta even produced a document that shows $3.4 million was paid out to Hunter Biden… $3.4 million!


Two months after he was fired from the US Navy for drug use Hunter Biden was placed on the Burizma board and soon was making $50,000 per month.


Here is the document of payment published by Novaya Gazeta.




DOCUMENT (WITH TRANSLATION INTO RUSSIAN)


1 million euros was transferred to the account of the ex-president of Poland, Alexander Kwasniewski, and 3,404,712.82 dollars was transferred to the account of Rosemont Seneca, which represented Hunter Biden.


According to Gazeta the Ukrainians not only paid Hunter Biden millions of dollars but the money was laundered funds of a criminal organization in the amount of $3.9 million.


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/10/russias-novaya-gazeta-drops-documents-that-show-ukrainians-transferred-3-4-million-in-criminally-obtained-money-to-hunter-bidens-business-accounts/




How to Finance Your Congressional Campaign with Arms Sales


Running for Congress? Short on cash or donations? No need to worry. Now, you too can finance your entire campaign through Ukrainian arms dealers. Igor, for example, will even host the fundraising events in his $2+ million Washington DC brownstone (just one of several such houses he owns in the US). Igor will even provide the catering and valet parking free of charge.


Image 1: Igor Pasternak’s luxury home in DC where in 2013 Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi used Igor Pasternak to host and fundraise for Schiff’s congressional election

And the best part is that you never have to worry about paying him back for any of these favors, because it’s all absolutely free, no strings attached. After all, everyone knows that Ukrainian arms dealers float the election campaign of congressional candidates like Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Loretta Sanchez, because they are just so cuddly and lovable.

If you don’t buy any of this, then the following Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, and Alexandra Chalupa linkage below agrees with you.


https://apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/igor-pasternak-luxury-home-in-dc-where-in-2013-adam-schiff-had-a-fundraiser-1.jpgJPG





[Image 2: Where is Igor? Using AI based face recognition to locate an arms dealer in a crowed of 500K people


https://apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/where-is-igor.jpgJPG


Image 3: How a Ukrainian arms dealer Igor Paternak floated Adam Schiff’s 2013 election to Congress and Paternak’s linkage to Nancy Pelosi Ukrainian influence network in the US.

https://apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/igor-pasternak-3.jpgJPG


Image 4: From the desk of Yaroslav Brisiuck’s the Ukrainain Chargé d’affaires in Washington DC suggesting that Alexandra Chalupa could be a long term Ukrainian intelligence asset

https://apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/ukraine-intelligence-assets-in-us.jpgJPG


Image 5: Alexandra Chalupa, Melanne Verveer, and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur’s Ukraine linkages. Chalupa held multiple intelligence briefing and debriefing sessions regarding president Trump with Okana Shulyar and other Ukrainian embassy staff.

https://apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/alexandra-chalupa-and-ukraine-embassy-in-the-us.jpgJPG


Image 6: Alexandra Chalupe with a small sampling of friends like Michael Avantti, Linda Sarsour, and Andrew McCabe, and their on-going activity to impeach president Trump

https://apelbaum.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/alexandra-chalupa-and-trump-impeachment.jpgJPG




https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/how-to-finance-your-congressional-campaign-with-arms-sales/




Also:


http://dcwhispers.com/breaking-ukranian-prosecutor-swears-under-oath-he-was-fired-to-protect-biden-family/


Senate investigators looking into Biden/Burisma, as well.


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/26/u-s-senate-weighing-investigation-into-joe-bidens-ukraine-dealings/


Things starting to move here.


"They will all run for office to claim political interferance."





The Atlantic Council includes the eco-founder of Crowdstrike and just paid for Schiff to have his aide come to the Ukraine for a week.


Crowdstrike:


Paid lots of money right after Seth Rich was killed, and again right after Rich’s close friend was killed.


May 17, 2018. Facebook is partnering with the Atlantic Council to combat election meddling, the company announced on Thursday.


The Atlantic Council, an anti-President Donald Trump, George-Soros funded think tank, has a “stellar reputation looking at innovative solutions to hard problems,” Facebook said in a press release.


The Atlantic Council violated their own “ethos and policies” and possibly even IRS 501(c)(3) regulations, The Daily Caller reported in October 2016. During the 2016 presidential election, a top official at the think tank didn’t disclose he offered to be a surrogate for Hillary Clinton’s campaign and proposed hosting an anti-Trump event as seen in email exchanges he had with Clinton’s campaign.


The Atlantic Council — which gets its funding from a program of leftist billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundation called “Open Society Initiative for Europe” — also has political ties to the government of Turkey. The nonprofit think tank has organized events for the Turkish government and received money from some companies also linked to the Turkish government, The Daily Caller reported in October 2017.


The Atlantic Council has a history of being anti-Russia. The think tank has published reports about how the U.S. can “get tougher on Russia” and how to “fight back against Russian political warfare,” The Daily Caller reported in June 2017.

Facebook will “use the Atlantic Council’s Digital Research Unit Monitoring Missions during elections and other highly sensitive moments” to ensure no meddling takes place in elections, the company said.


https://dailycaller.com/2018/05/17/facebook-george-soros-think-tank/



Atlantic Council is shipping staffers to Ukraine - https://mobile.twitter.com/Avery1776/status/1177602542202687488

Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security


https://atlanticcouncil.org/programs/scowcroft-center-for-strategy-and-security/cyber-statecraft-initiative/


Crowdstrike http://allnewspipeline.com/Trump_Clearly_Broke_The_Media.php


https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/about/board-of-directors/tlantic council


The co-founder of Crowdstrike and CTO, Dmitri Alperovitch, is also a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council think tank.


Guess who's on the board of directors of the Atlantic Council? Susan Rice


Lots here!:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/27/donald-trump-gleefully-mocks-dumb-joe-biden-pencil-neck-adam-schiff-in-leaked-remarks/




Trump gets our servicemen out of Syria:


4:40 AM - 7 Oct 2019

Donald J. Trump


Verified account

The United States was supposed to be in Syria for 30 days, that was many years ago. We stayed and got deeper and deeper into battle with no aim in sight. When I arrived in Washington, ISIS was running rampant in the area. We quickly defeated 100% of the ISIS Caliphate,.....

....including capturing thousands of ISIS fighters, mostly from Europe. But Europe did not want them back, they said you keep them USA! I said “NO, we did you a great favor and now you want us to hold them in U.S. prisons at tremendous cost. They are yours for trials.” They.....

.....again said “NO,” thinking, as usual, that the U.S. is always the “sucker,” on NATO, on Trade, on everything. The Kurds fought with us, but were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so. They have been fighting Turkey for decades. I held off this fight for....

....almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home. WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to........figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their “neighborhood.” They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!


https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1181172457811697664



Pelosi’s son Paul is also involved in an Ukranian energy company…


Watch here in this company ad as he cashes in on his Mom’s position:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1KfU5ifhqE


"Paul Pelosi Jr. is a member of management team of Viscoil Group of Companies and NRGLab. Paul Pelosi Jr. is interested in developing clean energy that can replace gasoline and diesel as transportation fuel sources."


http://www.viscoil.com/

http://www.nrglab.asia/

http://anashell.com/

Pelosi sounds really really drunk: https://twitter.com/RepStevenSmith/status/1180573380627574784




Called the Most Secret Bank in the world -the Vatican Bank is raided by authorities!


Vatican police raided the offices of the Holy See's Secretariat of State and its Financial Information Authority, or AIF, on Tuesday and took away documents and electronic devices as part of an investigation of suspected financial irregularities, a Vatican statement said.


It was believed to be the first time the two departments were searched for evidence involving alleged financial crimes.


The Secretariat of State, the most powerful department in the Vatican, is the nerve centre of its bureaucracy and diplomacy and the administrative heart of the worldwide Catholic Church. https://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUKKBN1WG451?__twitter_impression=true



Short and hilarious:

https://twitter.com/BamaJaxx/status/1179803054964654081





Trump video Coup retweet Calling it what it is: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1179418734764711937




All these countries in green have already signed a treaty to cooperate on criminal matters:


Color-coded world map of ratifiers signatories, and others in the United Nations Convention against Corruption.


A world map depicting international participation in the UNCAC.



Ratifiers are in green


When the UN Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC) presented its draft of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2003, it proved more successful. UNCAC was ratified in 2003 and became effective in 2005. It constitutes an international treaty, currently signed by 186 partners, including 182 member states of the United Nations and four non-state signatories. UNCAC has a broader scope than the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, as it does not exclusively focus on public officials but includes inter alia corruption in the private sector and non-bribery corruption, like e.g. money laundering and abuse of power. UNCAC also specifies a variety of mechanisms to combat corruption, e.g. international cooperation in detecting and prosecuting corruption, the cancellation of permits, when connected to corrupt behavior, and the protection of whistleblowers.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-corruption







Giuliani says:


“The reason why the president of the United States had an obligation to ask the president of Ukraine to follow up on these allegations because there is substantial — I don’t want to exaggerate it but pretty close to overwhelming evidence, including a finding by a Ukrainian court that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats cooperated with Ukrainians with the order coming directly from the White House … to dig up dirt on her political opponent, and they did,” Giuliani said.“In this case, Biden sold his office for millions,” Giuliani said. “Is there anybody that believes that Ukraine or China were paying for Hunter Biden’s expertise? Or do you have the common sense to realize they were buying Joe Biden’s office? And that is very damaging to the United States. Joe Biden was sent to Ukraine to, in part, deal with corruption, and he helped to corrupt the Ukraine. He is a laughingstock.”


“We are [a laughingstock] because we talk about corruption and this guy puts his incompetent son to work for the most crooked oligarch in Russia? I mean, it is outrageous,” Giuliani continued. “The only really sad part of this … is how much in the tank and how corrupt this media has become. They have corruption staring them in the face and they closed their eyes to it, and then they make up charges against President Trump that aren’t true. They don’t look at this whistle-blower. He is giving them hearsay evidence.”


“And I’m going to tell you one other thing — Biden’s corruption helped to cover up all of the allegations of collusion because there was a company involved run by George Soros which was involved in the investigation, and that was closed down to cut off all of the proof, the additional proof, of just how far the Democrats went in corrupting the 2016 election and in corrupting the Ukraine,” Giuliani concluded.


https://www.dailywire.com/news/giuliani-pretty-close-to-overwhelming-evidence-that-obama-ordered-hillary-democrats-to-dig-up-dirt-in-ukraine-on-trump




Former Ukrainian Secret Service Official Leaks Info on How Ukraine Funded Clinton Campaign with Stolen IMF Money


Vasily Prozorov is a former employee of the Ukrainian security service SBU. On his blog Ukraine Leaks, he reveals how former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko and Oligarch Victor Pinchuk may have helped divert IMF funds to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/09/exclusive-former-ukrainian-secret-service-official-leaks-info-on-how-ukraine-funded-clinton-campaign-with-stolen-imf-money/




US Embassy pressed Ukraine to drop probe of George Soros group during 2016 election


https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/435906-us-embassy-pressed-ukraine-to-drop-probe-of-george-soros-group-during-2016


BY JOHN SOLOMON — 03/26/19 06:00 PM EDT

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Trump:


Now the Fake News Media says I “pressured the Ukrainian President at least 8 times during my telephone call with him.” This supposedly comes from a so-called “whistleblower” who they say doesn’t even have a first hand account of what was said. More Democrat/Crooked Media con.....


..Breaking News: The Ukrainian Government just said they weren’t pressured at all during the “nice” call. Sleepy Joe Biden, on the other hand, forced a tough prosecutor out from investigating his son’s company by threat of not giving big dollars to Ukraine. That’s the real story!




JPMorgan’s Metals Desk Was a Criminal Enterprise, U.S. Says


“Based on the fact that it was conduct that was widespread on the desk, it was engaged in in thousands of episodes over an eight-year period -- that it is precisely the kind of conduct that the RICO statute is meant to punish,” Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski told journalists. “We’re going to follow the facts wherever they lead, whether it’s across desks here or at any other bank or upwards into the financial institution,” he added.


The prosecutors charged the head of JPMorgan’s global precious metals trading operation and two others on Monday, accusing them of “conspiracy to conduct the affairs of an enterprise involved in interstate or foreign commerce through a pattern of racketeering activity.”


That’s a reference to the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, a law often used against organized crime rings. The U.S. has rarely invoked RICO law in big bank cases. Its use suggests that JPMorgan may face deeper legal jeopardy, going beyond the several individuals who have already been prosecuted.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-16/jpmorgan-s-metals-desk-was-a-criminal-enterprise-u-s-says






America doesn't have a gun violence epidemic. Democrat cities do.


Democrat policies kill


America does not have a gun crime epidemic. There are, however, epidemics in many locales and cities. Who do you think runs the vast majority of those cities?


NRA-funded Republicans?


No.


Lobbyists for firearm manufacturers?


No.


The vast majority of those cities have been run by Democrats for decades upon decades.


Here are the top 20 cities with the highest gun murder rates in the U.S. per capita. Of these, every city except the last one, Tulsa, has a Democrat majority in the mayoralty and City Council or Board of Aldermen.


Here are the non-fatal shootings top 20 per capita. Notice the overlap of several cities; the cities on the non-fatal list absent on the murder list are also Democrat-run cities, except for the last one, Jacksonville.


Here's a sampling of five longtime Democrat empires (all days are consecutive and uninterrupted). All appear in the top 20 lists:


1. St. Louis: only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 15,000 days.


2. Baltimore: only Democrat mayors and only Democrat City Council; 18,000 days.


3. Philadelphia: only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 20,000 days.


4. Detroit: only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 22,000 days.


5. Chicago: only Democrat mayors; 90% Democrat City Council; 30,000 days.


The Democrats have ruled Chicago for longer than Stalin ruled the USSR, the Castros in Cuba, and the Kims in North Korea, and for longer than slavery was legal in the U.S.


Exhausted yet? There's more.


These are America's top 10 most violent cities, according to FBI data. Violent crimes include homicides, gun violence, gangs, pedophilia, and robberies.


Every city is majority Democrat-controlled. Several of the cities on the FBI's list also appear on the aforementioned murder and non-fatal shootings lists. Because the FBI's ranking is per capita, several cities such as Chicago and Newark (only Democrat mayors; 90% City Council; 23,000 days) are absent.


Still with me? St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans crack the top 50 for most dangerous cities on the planet. New Orleans has elected only Democrat mayors for the last 55,000 consecutive days; the United States as a nation has existed for 88,000 days. New Orleans's city council is, in theory, nonpartisan; I'll let you conclude how nonpartisan it is.


https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/03/america_doesnt_have_a_gun_violence_epidemic_democrat_cities_do.html





Report: 1.4 Million More Americans Have Concealed Carry Permits Than Last Year. That's More Than Ever


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The Crime Prevention Research Center released a report Wednesday revealing that nearly 19 million Americans have concealed carry permits — an increase of 1.4 million compared to the same time last year.


What are the details?


The year-over-year increase is approximately 8 percent.


The Crime Prevention Research Center is a non-profit organization that bills itself as a "research and education organization" that is "dedicated to conducting academic quality research on the relationship between laws regulating the ownership or use of guns, crime, and public safety."


Alabama comes in first place, with nearly 26 percent of its gun owners holding concealed carry permits.


Indiana comes in second with 18 percent, and South Dakota in third at 16 percent.

The report states, "Sixteen states have adopted constitutional carry, meaning that a permit is no longer required, [but] some people in these states still choose to obtain permits so that they can carry in other states that have reciprocity agreements with their states."


“As more and more states decide not to require permits," the report continues, “the number of people who can legally carry a handgun will increasingly outpace the number of permit holders."


The report also finds that 7.3 percent of Americans have concealed carry permits in the United States.


"Outside the restrictive states of California and New York, about 8.75% of the adult population has a permit," the report adds.


( LINK BELOW )


https://www.theblaze.com/news/more-americans-concealed-carry-permits-than-ever





Interesting development on Epstein, nd yet another way for his files to become public:


The Palm Beach cop Joseph Recarey who investigated Epstein, and saved material on him back to 1994-2005. He gave it to a police dept. cop friend. Then Recrarey died. His friend took the files and fled to Russia. He didn’t open them. Now he is talking about releasing them. He says the FBI has had a copy for years. He says he has opened them with a journalist present.


https://twitter.com/JohnDoe78359022/status/1179041504758767616


https://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/local-obituaries/decorated-detective-remembered-for-work-ethic-making-others-smile/Xn9DqgNZ544V3qx0dSbWpJ/




Are they dirty or threatened or what?


So far, 18 House Republicans have announced that they are resigning, retiring, or seeking another office, including longtime GOP stalwarts, some of the few GOP congresswoman, and the lone black Republican congressman. And that just scratches the surface, The Washington Post reports. "All told, 41 House Republicans have left national politics or announced they won't seek re-election in the nearly three years since [President] Trump took office," dwarfing the 25 Democrats who retired between 2009 and 2013, "and Republicans privately predict this is only the beginning."


"The problem for the GOP is bigger than retirements," the Post reports:


Since Trump's inauguration, a Washington Postanalysis shows, nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving because of election losses, retirements including former House speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), and some, such as [Michigan Rep. Paul] Mitchell, who are simply quitting in disgust. The vast turnover is a reminder of just how much Trump has remade the GOP — and of the purge of those who dare to oppose him. [The Washington Post]

Most retiring or resigning GOP members of Congress cite their families,


https://theweek.com/speedreads/866990/4-10-house-republicans-office-when-trump-inaugurated-have-now-quit-lost-seats




Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.


In a win for Judicial Watch, the Constitution and Americans, a court granted a preliminary injunction against a California law requiring Trump to release his tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 primary ballot.


LA Times reported:


A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials.


U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a final ruling in the coming days but took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench. He said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates from the law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July.


“Big victory for voters!” JW boss Tom Fitton said Thursday.


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/09/huge-win-court-grants-preliminary-injunction-against-ca-law-requiring-trump-to-disclose-tax-returns-in-order-to-appear-on-2020-primary-ballot/





















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