Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Post Office
Was this picture taken at the parking lot of a Hillary Clinton Rally? Probably...

The United States Postal Services courted political bias when they allowed employees to take unpaid “union official” leave to help the Hilary Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential elections.

The Office of Special Counsel noted in their report that the USPS “engaged in systemic violations” of the Hatch Act which limits federal employees from taking part in certain political activities. The report indicated that the USPS showed “bias” as they granted “union leave” to some 97 employees.

“Specifically, USPS’s practice of facilitating carrier releases for the union’s political activity resulted in an institutional bias in favor of [National Association of Letter Carriers] endorsed political candidates, which the Hatch Act prohibits,” the Office of Special Counsel indicated.

It has been highlighted that these employees took several weeks off and were reimbursed by the National Association of Letter Carriers for the work they performed for the Clinton campaign.

The Fox News, whilst getting their hands on a copy of the report by the OSC notes, “According to OSC Acting Special Counsel Adam Miles, the NALC provided lists of letter carriers to participate in campaign activity to a senior headquarters USPS labor relations official, who then emailed the lists to other USPS officials across the country. According to Miles, the local officials ‘interpreted the communications as directives’ from USPS headquarters to release the carriers on union official leave without pay.”

Miles, in a testimony before the Senate Homeland Security Committee stated that “We concluded that the USPS practice of facilitating and directing carrier releases for the union’s political activity resulted in an institutional bias in favor of NALC’s endorsed political candidates, which the Hatch Act prohibits.”

However, Fredric Rolando, president of the NALC denied the claims made by OSC’s report and argued, “[W]e reject the OSC’s conclusions that the granting of LWOP (leave without pay) represents either a ‘systematic violation of the Hatch Act’ or an ‘institutional bias in favor of NALC’s endorsed political candidates.’”

Megan Brennan USPS Postmaster General emphasized that “senior postal leadership did not in any way guide union leadership in selecting the candidates for whom NALC employees could campaign” and that USPS “did not approve or choose candidates for the unions to support” and nor did they “ask the union to advocate for political candidates on behalf of the Postal Service.”

“I also note that our postal unions do not speak for the Postal Service, and the Postal Service does not speak for our unions,” she further added in her testimony and argued that the UPS had no intentions of supporting or assisting the NALC’s “favored candidate.”

The Fox notes, “Brennan said that the practice to grant leave without pay for NALC political activity has been in place for approximately 20 years, but that all violations of the Hatch Act were ‘unintentional.’”

She stated that “We will change our practice in consultation with the OSC and based upon OSC’s guidance. This will ensure that we do not put our people in harm’s way and they do not unintentionally run afoul of the Hatch Act.”

“As we have previously communicated to both this committee and to the OSC, and as the OSC has acknowledged, the Postal Service has always been ready, willing and able to end or modify our practice as appropriate, consistent with OSC’s recommendation,” she added.

The USPS workers that opted for the leave went “door-to-door canvassing, phone banks and other get-out-the-vote efforts,” as the “The Labor 2016 program sought to ‘elect Hillary Clinton and pro-worker candidates across the country,”’ the report indicated.

Timm Kopp, a USPS employee mentioned that he and many of co-workers had to work overtime as some of the USPS workers went on leave. He further stated that he tried to raise his concerns. However, he supervisor told him that “people higher up the chain” had ordered him to let the employees go leabe.

“I was told that this was how it’s always been done and we are trying to get people in office who will help the Postal Service get favorable legislation passed,” he stated in his written testimony.

Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, brought the issue to OSC’s attention in October. “In the grand scheme of things, the data identified by the investigations — 97 employees out of work and a sampled overtime cost of $90,000 — do not seem like large numbers, especially here in Washington. But there were unquantified consequences of this practice,” Johnson stated.

Talking about Kopp, he stated “One postmaster in Wisconsin noted 10 operational concerns stemming from this practice, including ‘penalty overtime, late trips to the plant, and safety issues.’ The practice also put non-union employees, or union employees who supported other candidates, at a disadvantage.”

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Dirty Pictures
"You hacked my what?!"

Former staff members for Stacey Plaskett have been found guilty of leaking nude pictures and videos of the Congresswoman and her husband.

“Juan R. McCullum, 35, of Washington, D.C., was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of cyberstalking, and a co-worker, Dorene Browne-Louis, 45, of Upper Marlboro, Md., was indicted on two counts of obstruction of justice. The indictment, which was unsealed today, was returned on July 11, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.” stated The United States Attorney’s Office.

Plaskett claims that Juan R. McCullum, a former staffer for the delegate took her iPhone in for repair. However, it has been noted that he distributed private photos and videos of the couple on the Internet using anonymous emails.

Moreover, McCullum sent out a text message to a fellow staffer, Dorene Browne-Louis mentioning what he had done and sent her a dozen of pictures and videos that were on Plaskett’s phone.

Plaskett stated, “Last year, my privacy was invaded, which was followed by an organized smear campaign and defamatory press reports concerning both me and my family.”

She added, “I was informed today that preliminary arrests had been made of individuals who were involved in those illegal acts. I am deeply grateful to the Capitol Police and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia for their thorough and in depth investigating the crimes committed against me, and those who I love.”

It has been noted that McCullum had stopped working for Plaskett back in June, just a month before the leaked content made its way to the internet.

“To say my family and I are greatly upset would be a tremendous understatement,” she said at that time, adding that the dissemination of the images was “a shockingly disgusting invasion of my family’s and my privacy — not to mention criminal acts . . .” Plaskett expressed.

Media outlets highlighted that, “McCullum worked from April 2015 until June 2016 in the House member’s legislative office in Washington, D.C. Browne-Louis worked in the same office from January 2015 until April 2016.”

Sen. Ronald Russell condemned such an action made by someone within the Congress and stated, “I personally have never seen this video. However, I absolutely condemn this act. Unfortunately, we have become a voyeuristic society, where things that are done in private are released willy nilly on social media, with no sense of modesty. … Neither me nor my campaign have anything to do with the release of this or any other video.”

It is to be noted, McCullen is set to face two counts of cyberstalking, whereas Browne-Louis shall be facing two counts of obstruction of justice.

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Sanctuary City
Local politics is important - you may be living right next to a sanctuary town, and not even know it.

Concerns regarding sanctuary cities continue to stir, as an illegal immigrant in Georgia stabs her family to death. “What prompts a person to take the life of such innocent children and her spouse is something we may never understand,” Gwinnett County police said in a statement. “This is a horrendous crime not only for the victims but for the extended family, neighborhood and community.”

Thirty-three year old Maria Isabel Garduno-Martinez made her appearance in country this Friday, following her being charged with five counts of murder. During her court appearance, Martinez was seen smiling and grinning whilst looking directly into the cameras. There was no guilt in her eyes. She was even seen swaying her arms back and forth as Gwinnett County Magistrate Judge Michael Thorpe read the charges against us. In fact she was even noted standing up, bowing and giving a thumbs up to the reporters present. Her actions bothered the court to such as extent that the judge had to tell her to straighten out her act, “Ma’am I’m going to ask you to cut out the displays for the camera. It’s probably not good or to your benefit.”

It has been identified that Martinez had refused to appoint an attorney, as she stated through an interpreter that, “My attorneys are always going to be the people and my faith,” and that “Those are my attorneys, that’s why I’m here.”

“I’m representing the people that’s humble, that’s hardworking, the people that suffer the people that have a lot of charges so that they understand everything is possible through God,” she said.

As Martinez was leaving the court, she was seen stating, “Wasn’t that delightful?”

It has been noted by the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement spokesperson, Bryan Cox that Martinex has illegal entered the United Stated through Mexico. Martinez stabbed her family consisting her children and her husband early morning on Thursday in their Loganville home. She had then called 911 on her own and had reported the stabbings at around 5 a.m.

Sources have noted, “Four children — Isabela Martinez, 10; Dacota Romero, 7; Dillan Romero, 4; and Axel Romero, 2 — and their father, Martin Romero, 33, were found dead in the home. A fifth child, identified by family members as 9-year-old Diana, survived the stabbing with serious injuries.”

While, this is certainly not the first time that an illegal immigrant has posed as a serious threat to our communities. It was only a couple of months back that an illegal immigrant from Mexico, with a rather long rap sheet and despite the fact that she had been deported from the US five times had killed a resident of California in a violent crash. Furthermore, it was only back in February when Peloski was put under the spotlight to justify the support for illegal immigrants, as Laura Wilkerson questioned, “There are over 300 cities in this country that are sanctuary cities,” Wilkerson said. “Like San Francisco. And you’re not only choosing to disavow a law, but you are adding sanctuary to people who come there and disavow the law.” She further added, “In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son.

“He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal, and he set him on fire. And I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day. Because there are no laws enforcing the border. We have to start giving American families first.”

“This is not — bad to not put Americans first,” she said. And that “We have family that fought and died for this country.”

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investigation
Wait! Someone in the government did something illegal?

At least half of the information contained within the infamous Comey memos may well have been classified, according to a bombshell new report citing intelligence officials.

The former FBI head has been the subject of growing controversy and accusations of partisanship since his May ousting by the Trump administration. And it now seems that charges levied against Comey, on the mishandling of the Clinton investigation, may be well in line with a track record of failures in properly administering his duty.

Four of seven memos brought before congress are now said to have been marked “secret” or “confidential”, this flies in the face of Comey’s testimony where, when questioned as to the nature of his very public revelations, he stated.

“I understood this to be my recollection recorded of my conversation with the president. As a private citizen, I thought it important to get it out.”

He then went on to detail how quickly he moved to capitalize on private conversations he held with the president saying,

“I immediately prepared an unclassified memo of the conversation about Flynn and discussed the matter with FBI senior leadership…”

 “My view was that the content of those unclassified, memorialization of those conversations was my recollection recorded.”

After making sure to make a personal record of these documents, he then saw fit to share at least one through close friend and Colombia professor Donald Richman with the explicit intention of leaking them to the New York Times. Rather coincidentally, this attempt at smearing the President came shortly after Comey’s firing.

The casual improprieties and arrogant refusals to adhere to strict government regulations were eerily echoed in the Clinton server scandal which had been Comey’s earlier undoing. In fact, in a statement he had released about that investigation Comey had said,

“There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.”

It seems that Comey played fast and loose with those same restrictions when it came to getting his side of the story in the public eye. Not that it did much good, though the hopes of Russia conspiracy theorists had been pinned on the testimony. The biggest revelation that came out of the intense congressional panel was the grudging admission that President Trump had not now, nor ever been the subject of an FBI investigation.

Is this another falling domino in the loopy conspiracy liberals have put together to try and force through an impossible impeachment? With heavy hitters falling left and right, whose credibility will they put on the line next? While Trump’s resolve has yet to waver it seems his accusers find themselves on increasingly shaky ground.

 

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FBI Stockpile
How could this have happened? I thought Chicago was a 'Gun Free Zone'!

An FBI agent’s vehicle was reportedly stolen earlier this week. A video from a surveillance had surrounded the internet showing the FBI agent’s White Chevrolet Equinox (2014) being abandoned at 900 block of South Leavitt Street, after being stolen from where it was parked in West Loop on the morning of July 03.

It was reported that, “Police said a 32-year-old man left his white Chevy Equinox running at the gas station when a male suspect entered the car and took off. The FBI confirmed that the vehicle belonged to an agent and had several firearms inside as well as tactical gear and a ballistic vest. The vehicle was last seen heading east on Van Buren Street.”

However, it has now been confirmed by the Chicago police that a 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection the theft of the agent’s vehicle.

The teenager was arrested “around 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the 5000 block of West Washington and charged with one felony count of vehicular hijacking, one felony count of aggravated battery of a government employee and one felony count of unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle,” as ABC news.

It is to be noted that the vehicle has several firearms and tactical gear present inside of it, at the time that it was stolen. It is yet to be indicated by the FBI, as to whether the arms have been recovered.

Meiku Huang, a member of the West Loop Neighborhood Association expressed that the theft of an agent’s vehicle that is loaded with arms could cause a possible threat to the neighborhood and could possibly “mean that there are more guns on the streets of Chicago.”

“I used to feel very safe. I have a dog and I walk my dog late at night and I always felt safe. Now I have to ask myself, now I have to look over my shoulder. I don’t know if I like that,” he added.

Whereas, Bill Garcia, who resides within the neighborhood the car was stolen, highlighted how the FBI needs to be far more careful. “I read about this earlier because I work in that area … but I didn’t know this was the vehicle, he said.  “I guess if you’re in the FBI, you probably shouldn’t leave your car running at a gas station,” Garcia added.

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Virginia Murderer
I wonder what her father would think about granting this killer clemency... Oh wait, he's dead by that killer's hand!

Back in August 2006, there was a massive manhunt going on in Richmond Virginia for an escaped convict who had murdered a security guard the day before. Sheriff Deputy Eric Sutphin was on duty and cornered the man near the Huckleberry Trail in Blacksburg. He was shot in the face and killed on the spot.

The killer, William Morva, was captured a few hours later, tried and sentenced to death on March 2008. Now, with death hanging over his shoulder and his date with the lethal injection right around the corner, he finds an unlikely supporter in Deputy Sutphin’s daughter, Rachel Sutphin.

Rachel, who is a staunch believer in the abolishment of the death penalty, deeming it inhumane, wrote an email to reporters to convey her stance.

“I am against the death penalty for religious and moral reasons… I have fought and will continue to fight for clemency for all death row inmates until Virginia declares the death penalty unconstitutional. I have sent my own letter to the Governor showing my support for clemency.”

William Morva’s lawyers have been trying to claim clemency for their client for years without any luck. They have argued that Morva suffers from “personality disorders”. They say that Morva had escaped custody because he believed his life was in danger. How that leads to two murders beggars belief.

Even UN human rights advocates have gotten into the act and asked the Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, to stop the execution. They have expressed reservations saying that Morva’s trial “did not meet fair trial safeguards.”

Facing pressure from many quarters, McAuliffe’s office is seriously considering granting Morva clemency. They say that the application is currently under review.

Interestingly the McAuliffe has stopped one execution before during his tenure. Earlier in April, in a contractual killing case, the accused was granted clemency. As a matter of fact, it is public record that the Democratic Governor himself is personally against the punishment.

On the other side of the fence, many public officials have advised the Governor to uphold the letter of the law. One person who does not want the killer to go free is Deputy Sutphin’s mother, Jeaneen Sutphin.

“I have no hatred for this creature who shot him execution-style. I just want justice for my son,” Jeaneen told reporters outside her house on Wednesday.

With the clock ticking and Morva’s execution scheduled today, it’s anybody’s guess what will happen!

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Comey Deleted
When will Trump start calling this guy "Shady James Comey"

Judicial Watch today announced it sent Acting FBI Director Andrew G. McCabe a warning letter concerning the FBI’s legal responsibility under the Federal Records Act (FRA) to recover records, including memos Comey subsequently leaked to the media, unlawfully removed from the Bureau by former Director James Comey. The June 14 letter from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton states:

As you are well aware, former FBI Director James Comey gave sworn testimony last week before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Among other things, Mr. Comey confirmed that, while in office, he created various memoranda regarding his meetings with President Trump. Mr. Comey also confirmed that, after his departure from the FBI, he provided at least some of these memoranda to a third party, Columbia Law School Professor Daniel Richman, for the purpose of leaking them to the press. Various media outlets now have reported that Professor Richman has provided these memoranda to the FBI. It is unclear whether he still retains copies of the memoranda.

I am writing to you on behalf of Judicial Watch, Inc., a not-for-profit educational organization that seeks to promote transparency, accountability, and integrity in government and fidelity to the rule of law. In furtherance of its public interest mission, Judicial Watch regularly requests access to the records of the FBI through the Freedom of Information Act and disseminates its findings to the public. In fact, on May 16, 2017, Judicial Watch submitted a FOIA request seeking these specific memoranda removed from the FBI by Mr. Comey. Judicial Watch also has pending FOIA lawsuits in which the memoranda may be at issue.

These memoranda were created by Mr. Comey while serving as FBI director, were written on his FBI laptop, and concerned official government business. As such, they indisputably are records subject to the Federal Records Act. 44 U.S.C. §§ 2101-18, 2901-09, 3101-07, and 3301-14. The fact that Mr. Comey removed these memoranda from the FBI upon his departure, apparently for the purpose of subsequently leaking them to the press, confirms the FBI’s failure to retain and properly manage its records in accordance with the Federal Records Act. Even if Mr. Comey no longer has possession of these particular memoranda, as he now claims, some or all of these memoranda may still be in possession of a third party, such as Professor Richman, and must be recovered. Mr. Comey’s removal of these memoranda also suggests that other records may have been removed by Mr. Comey and may remain in his possession or in the possession of others. If so, these records must be recovered by the FBI as well.

As you may be aware, the Federal Records Act imposes a direct responsibility on you to take steps to recover any records unlawfully removed from the FBI. Specifically, upon learning of “any actual, impending, or threatened unlawful removal, defacing, alteration, corruption, deletion, erasure, or other destruction of records in the custody of the agency,” you must notify the Archivist of the United States. 44 U.S.C. § 3106. Upon learning that records have been unlawfully removed from the FBI, you then are required to initiate action through the Attorney General for the recovery of records. Id.

In the event you fail to take these steps, you should be aware that Judicial Watch is authorized under the law to file a lawsuit in federal district court seeking that you be compelled to comply with the law. Judicial Watch, Inc. v. Kerry, 844 F.3d 952, 955 (D.C. Cir. 2016); Armstrong v. Bush, 924 F.2d 282,296 (D.C. Cir. 1991). Please advise us no later than June 26, 2017 if you intend to take the action required under the law. If we do not hear from you by that date, we will assume that you do not intend to take any action. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

“Mr. Comey took government records and the FBI and Justice Department are obligated to get them back,” added Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “The former FBI director isn’t above the law and current leadership of the FBI should stop protecting him and take action.”

Judicial Watch is pursuing a lawsuit challenging the State Department’s failure to take any action to recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other employees unlawfully removed from the agency seeks to force State Department compliance with the Federal Records Act (FRA).  Judicial Watch argues the State Department and FBI never bothered to do a full search for Hillary Clinton’s government emails. This is one of several of Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuits seeking government records and information about the non-government email system used by Clinton.

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Scalise Shooter Identified

The shooter involved in this morning’s shooting has been identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill.

Hodgkinson has recently been making public posts critical of President Trump.

James Hodgkinson

 

His Facebook page, which has since been deleted, featured a Bernie Sanders cover photo and a profile picture with the words “Democratic Socialism Explained in 3 words: “WE THE PEOPLE”.”

James Hodgkinson

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Scalise Shooting
Please pray for Scalise, and the policemen and staffers who were injured in this attack.

It didn’t even take an hour before liberals on Twitter began their partisan snark regarding the attack on GOP members of Congress this Wednesday morning as they gathered in Alexandria for baseball practice.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, one of the main chearleaders of Paul Ryan and Donald Trump’s American Health Care Act, was reportedly shot in the hip. Two Capitol Hill police and at least one Congressional staffers were also shot during the attack.

On Twitter, @thatgirlfrmOhio was quick to weigh, telling her 507 followers “Many weapons are used to kill people. Republicans have chosen healthcare as their weapon.”

Sergio Dericks (@sergio_dericks) posted “Scalise..Hope you pass gun control when you get better . . . You got Shot by AR 15! Need to ban all Assault weapons!

Note that at the time of this writing, all that was known as a rifle was used by the shooter.

Jen Smith (@JenSmith230) complained by the distraction saying, “Can we get back to covering #ImpeachTrumpNOw? This #Scalise thing is only dividing #TheResistance. We don’t need distractions. #Resist.”

Chris Le (@ChrisLeDC) was more pointed with his post, “Scalise, isn’t Karma something?”

Pratt Falls (@PrattFalls) jumped into the specifics when he asked, “Wonder what Scalise & Capital [sic] Police think about silencers after today’s horrible events? We need sensible gun laws.”

Pratt was referring to the Hearing Protection Act that will lift administrative restrictions on the purchase of suppressors.

Regardless of the political motivations of the shooter, it’s clear that the political Left will use the attack to promote their agenda to restrict gun ownership in America – despite that known fact that the majority of mass shootings in America have been committed by Liberals.

Twitter user C.T. summed up the Left’s judgement with his post:

Comment below.

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The face of mental illness.

According to the latest police investigation reports, a man who killed three co-workers at a grocery store in Northeast Pennsylvania in a shooting spree, had a history of posting violent material and content on social media platforms. A disturbing prediction about President Donald Trump is also credited to the man.

Investigation officials say that they have identified the Twitter account of Randy Stair, the 24-year-old shoot who committed suicide after the murders.

Back in September 2016, two months before the election, Randy posted this chilling message regarding Trump on Twitter, “I can almost certainly guarantee you that Donald Trump will be assassinated. Maybe not this year, but in the near future.”

After the election, he took to Twitter, to post yet another creepy message regarding Trump. He wrote, “Donald Trump’s face is the *ss of America.”

According to the police, Stair locked up four of his fellow employees in a grocery store in Pennsylvania and shot to death three of them, while the fourth escaped and immediately rang the police. Before the shooting began, Stair reportedly spent 90 minutes blocking exits.

“This is really a mental health situation that utterly spiraled out of control,” Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell said. “I think he had longstanding mental health issues that resulted in this horrible tragedy.”

“It’s just unspeakable, it really is,” he added. “These people went to work and they lost their lives because they went to work. It’s senseless.”

It is being speculated that Stair was obsessed with massacres since he clearly idolized mass killers including Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, on social media.

In a video posted on YouTube, Stair lashed out angrily at the world, saying, “I’ve been stepped on my whole life; not anymore. …I’ve had enough of this putrid planet and I’m going to leave my mark.”

Before his own massacre, Stair tweeted one last time, “Goodbye humans…I’ll miss you….”

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