Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Heightened Tensions
Let's everyone just remember, It's the right of PEACEFUL assembly.

CBS News anchor Scott Pelley, who is being replaced as anchor chair by the news channel, took, what is being called “parting shot” at Republicans. He said that Republicans played their part in bringing the baseball practice attack that injured five, including Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), upon themselves.

“It’s time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress yesterday was foreseeable, predictable, and to some degree, self-inflicted,” Pelley began. “Too many leaders and political commentators who set an example for us to follow have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric, which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence. Yesterday was not the first time.

“In December last year, a man with an assault rifle stormed into a Washington area pizzeria to free child sex slaves that Hillary Clinton was holding there — or at least that’s what political blog sites had said,” he continued, referring to the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory. “He fired into a locked door to discover no children in chains.”

“Bernie Sanders has called the president the most dangerous in history,” Pelley said, “and the shooter yesterday was a Sanders volunteer.

“You might think that no sane person would act on political hate speech and you’d be right,” the anchor added. “Trouble is, there are a lot of Americans who struggle with mental illness.

“In February, the president tweeted that the news media were ‘the enemy of the American people,” Pelley continued. “Later, at a lunch for reporters, President Trump was asked whether he worried that language would incite violence. His pause indicated it had never crossed his mind. And then he said, ‘No, it doesn’t worry me.’

“As children, we’re taught ‘words will never hurt me,’ but when you think about it, violence almost always begins with words,” he said.

“In the Twitter world we’ve come to believe that our first thought is our best thought,” he concluded. “It’s past time for all of us — presidents, politicians, reporters, citizens, all of us — to pause to think again.”

For his remarks on Scalise and the horrific incident, Pelley was severely criticized all over social media.

Those on the right have noticed the clear bias in the coverage of the attack on congressional republicans last week with prior attacks. The Gabrielle Giffords’ attack in 2011 was immediately used by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to highlight the Republican rhetoric; however he did nothing to take responsibility of his own rhetoric that may have motivated the shooter in the recent shooting. What’s even more interesting is that the attacker, James T. Hodgkinson, had served as a volunteer on Sanders’ presidential campaign. A deeper look into his social media accounts showed a series of posts clearly exhibiting his hatred for Republicans and Trump.

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Activist Judges
"Your Honor, you are supposed to uphold existing laws, not legislate from the bench..."

An Obama-appointed federal judge in Virginia ordered an illegal immigrant member of a violent street gang released from prison because immigration authorities supposedly violated his rights when he entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico. The Honduran teen crossed the Rio Grande during the influx of illegal alien minors a few years ago and turned himself into the U.S Border Patrol, according to a lengthy mainstream newspaper article, after acknowledging his gang history. The feds held him without a hearing in Virginia because he’s also a known drug dealer, but this month he was freed by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon. The judge ruled that, by holding the illegal alien gangbanger without a hearing, the government violated his rights to due process and family unity.

Here’s an excerpt from the newspaper article, which refers to the release as remarkable: “For immigration advocates, U.S. District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon’s June 1 order was a major legal victory over the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), the federal agency charged with caring for children apprehended at the border without their parents. The decision could lead to the release of dozens, perhaps hundreds, of long-detained unaccompanied minors, they said.

The teen’s release was remarkable for another reason: Before coming to the United States, he had sold drugs and witnessed murders as a member of MS-13. The violent street gang is on the rise in the United States, fueled, in part, by the surge in unaccompanied minors. MS-13 has been linked to dozens of recent killings, from the Washington area to Long Island, Boston and Houston. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have voiced alarm about MS-13 and the way it has taken advantage of the U.S. immigration system.”

Some 150,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC)—mostly from Central America—entered the U.S. through the Mexican border under the Obama administration and this disturbing case out of Virginia is one of many illustrating the threat they represent to the American public. Judicial Watch has covered and investigated the UAC influx for years and has obtained public records from the various government agencies responsible for relocating the illegal alien minors throughout the country.

From the moment the UACs began arriving in 2014, sources in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told Judicial Watch that the nation’s most violent street gangs—including the MS-13—were actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing the illegal immigrant minors and that they used Red Cross phones to communicate. Both the MS-13 and the 18th Street gangs embarked on a recruiting frenzy at the various facilities housing the newly arrived illegal aliens, according to Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources. The UACs also brought in dangerous diseases— including swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus and tuberculosis—and occupied the nation’s military bases as shelters.

The MS-13 is a feared street gang of mostly Central American illegal immigrants that’s spread throughout the U.S. and is renowned for drug distribution, murder, rape, robbery, home invasions, kidnappings, vandalism and other violent crimes. The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) says criminal street gangs like the MS-13 are responsible for the majority of violent crimes in the U.S. and are the primary distributors of most illicit drugs. A year after the Obama administration began allowing droves of UACs to remain in the U.S., the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed that the MS-13 emerged as a top tier gang in the Lone Star State thanks to the influx of illegal alien gang members that crossed into the state the previous year. In an alarming 19-page report, the agency writes that the number of MS-13 members encountered by U.S. Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley sector increased each year, accelerating in 2014 and coinciding with increased illegal immigration from Central America during the same period. This clearly refers to the UAC crisis that saw thousands of illegal immigrants—many with criminal histories—storm into the U.S. in a matter of months.

Authorities in Texas predict the problem will only get worse. “Gang members from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador could be destined for locations in Texas with large Central American communities, including the Houston and Dallas areas,” the Texas Department of Safety writes in its report. Even if that doesn’t materialize, the state already has a serious gang crisis. “Reports of increased MS-13 gang activity have already surfaced in the Houston area,” the Department of Safety confirms. “MS-13 gang members are known for highly violent crimes, including brutal murders and dismemberments. Several recent crimes in Texas illustrate the criminal threat associated with MS-13.”

Here are some gruesome examples included in the agency’s report: “On September 15, 2014, the mutilated body of a 14-year-old middle school student was discovered in the woods near Houston after he was murdered with a machete.  Initial information from the investigation indicates the victim was a U.S. citizen and an MS-13 member who was murdered after trying to leave the gang. In October 2014, a 14-year-old and three adult males were arrested and charged with murder in this case. The adult males are from El Salvador, and at least two are documented MS-13 gang members.  In mid-August 2014, a 29-year-old 18th Street gang member was stabbed to death in Houston by a 16-year-old El Salvadoran member of MS-13. The victim suffered multiple stab wounds outside of a bar and was discovered a few days later in a bayou. According to investigators, the juvenile suspect revealed he illegally crossed into the U.S. in March 2014.”

Another huge concern is the relationship between street gangs and Mexican drug cartels, the report says, because it’s a very profitable partnership. “These groups pose the greatest gang threat to Texas due to their relationships with Mexican cartels, high levels of transnational criminal activity, level of violence, and overall statewide presence.” The lucrative gang/cartel business endeavors are also expanding into human smuggling and gambling, the Texas Department of Safety reveals in its report.

The recently freed MS-13 member will live with relatives in Kentucky, the news story says, further revealing that it’s not the only case of a UAC with gang ties being released by the feds. The mainstream media won’t identify the gangbanger because he’s 17-years-old and they want to protect his “safety.” The article quotes Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirming this: “If they come as undocumented minors, the federal government transports them wherever in the interior they say they’d like to go. The bad guys know how this system works, and they have exploited it.”

Just last week the same newspaper, Washington D.C.’s largest, published a piece titled “MS-13 gains recruits and power in U.S. as teens surge across border” that analyzes dozens of court cases and includes startling anecdotes of UACs with gang ties. “In the Washington region alone, at least 42 young people who crossed into the United States by themselves have been involved in MS-13 violence over the past three years,” the article states. “That includes 19 charged in connection with slayings or attempted slayings and four who were killed.” After years of relative quiet, the MS-13 has made a comeback, the news probe discovered, and it’s been fueled by the recent influx of illegal alien teens. “The rise in violence has hit especially hard on Long Island and in Boston, Houston and the D.C. area, with authorities linking dozens of killings to the gang,” the article says.

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Wise Choice
Man, I wish I would have been there - I'll be sure to be at his 2020 Inauguration!

In 1789, Thomas Jefferson wrote that, “Wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government.”

Abused by the media nearly as much as President Trump himself, Trump’s supporters have withstood constant attacks on their character, patriotism, intelligence, and more. The message from the media elite is clear, “If you don’t think and vote the exact way we demand, you are not informed.” However, what does informed mean here in this context? And does informed mean the same as Thomas Jefferson meant it in 1789?

The  difference between Jefferson’s use of the word informed and the media’s is the difference between fact and opinion. Regardless of how popular certain political opinions are in Hollywood,  knowledge of how our democratic republic works to deliver self-government is the most important foundation of being civically informed. Certainly, there are degrees to which political ideas can be right or wrong, but these are fiercely debated, and very rarely concrete or clear.

For example, while the medial elite can (and do) argue that socialism is working for Venezuela, or that tax-and-spend policies are working for Zimbabwe, knowledge of the specific structure of our U.S. government is unambiguous and clear. Voters that know how government works are informed in the most important and foundational way that citizens must be. For example – a fact: On November 8th, Americans didn’t just vote for President, they also voted to elect a Representative – their elected official in the House of Representatives in Washington, DC. This is done every two years.

Survey Findings

A recent poll by Haven Insights shows that Trump voters have a distinct and consistent edge in civic knowledge over their Hillary supporting and 3rd party supporting counterparts. In stark contrast to the media narrative, Trump supporters are not only more informed than the general public, but also more than their political rivals.

  • Trump voters were more likely to know the name of their U.S. Representative than Hillary supporters (45% to 38%).
  • While 66% of the public know that their U.S. Representative is up for election 2 years, slightly more (68%) of Trump voters knew this simple fact. However, as embarrassing as it is, Hillary supporters performed the worst in this simple question (65%)!
  • A shocking 23% of the public voted for their U.S. representative without even knowing their Representative’s name. However, Trump voters – educated and civically responsible –were the most likely to walk into the voting booth informed and knowing the name of their elected representatives. Hillary supporters performed the worst.
  • Embarrassingly, nearly a third of liberals (30%) went to the voting booth having no clue who their U.S. Representative was – while only 21% of conservatives had a similar struggle in the voting booth.

Trump voters consistently had the edge over both the general population, and their political opponents in basic civic knowledge – who their Representative was, what party they belonged to, and if they were even on the ballot.

The Trump Edge

It isn’t enough to just go out and go through the motions of voting – voters have to have a baseline understanding of who and what exactly they are voting for. Trump supporters systematically outperformed everyone in knowledge of their Representative.

The real-world result of this knowledge edge was that Trump supporters and conservatives succeeded in specifically delivering their support to conservatives and Republicans in key narrow races across the nation. One example is in Maine, where Rep. Bruce Poliquin, soundly beat his opponent – a well funded disciple of Nancy Pelosi named Emily Cain.

As Tea Party Leader, Matt Kibbe, famously declared, “Government goes to those who show up.” Trump supporters simply know more about their government than any other slice of the electorate. This allowed them to make their opinions heard, even over and above the scorn and abuse heaped upon them by the media.

You can follow Haven Insights on Twitter HERE.

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Unstumpable Trump
Without their insane conspiracies, what would the Liberal Media talk about all day?

Michelle Malkin, a conservative commentator, is of the opinion that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow can see black helicopters flying around her head.

Talking to Sean Hannity on Fox News last Friday, Malkin told him Maddow has probably become Reynolds Wrap’s “number one customer” for being insistent on covering the conspiracy regarding alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, almost every night, despite not having a shred of evidence to prove any of the allegations.

“I think that Rachel Maddow must be Reynolds Wrap’s number one customer because the tin foil hat consumption is through the roof,” Malkin said.

“Her number one goal is to bash and obstruct the Trump administration — it has been since day one,” Malkin explained. “And they’re going to beat that dead horse until they can’t do it anymore.”

Following the duo’s discussion of the several dozen times Maddow has tried to push the Russia-Trump collusion conspiracy theory without any supporting evidence, Hannity and Malkin moved on to excoriate the Rolling Stone magazine for claiming that Maddow was the “most rusted name in news.” Both journalists agreed that this only goes on to prove that the left continues to live in a bubble or an “echo chamber.”

During the show, Hannity also expressed his grief at the “breathless hysteria” created by the left-wing media outlets over allegations surrounding the Trump-Russia conspiracy, which have so far proved to be pointless.

“It is an allusion factory, it is an echo chamber,” Malkin said, referring to the mainstream media. She further elaborated that President Trump not only has to deal with the Washington swamp, but also those in the liberal media.

“People are sick and tired of it…there is so much real news that is going on,” Malkin said, calling Rolling Stone’s Maddow claims a “slap in the face.”

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Tucker Carlson, host at Fox News, spoke to Jim Devine, Democratic strategist, on Monday. The two talked about Devine’s seemingly insensitive tweet that suggested Republicans should be hunted. Devine’s tweet came just hours after the horrific shooting at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

“So, Jim Devine,” Carlson asked, “under what circumstances is it morally acceptable to use violence for political ends?”

“It’s never moral, it’s never acceptable to use violence for political ends, except perhaps in the most extreme cases, I refer you to George Washington and those guys,” Devine responded. “The fact of the matter is we do with ballots in this country what they do with bullets elsewhere. And it is not uncommon in politics that we use the language of war.”

“We talk about fierce rhetoric,” he continued, “we talk about campus crusades, and so on. You were on a television program, and I don’t know what your body count was, when you were on “Crossfire,” I assume that there were no real casualties there.”

“Oh stop, oh stop, you know what,” Carlson interrupted, “I want to have a reasonable conversation. I don’t want to demagogue this, but in the hours after five people were shot, including the House majority whip, you sent out a tweet that said, ‘hunt Republicans,’ I mean it was clearly a reference to the assassination attempt against congressman [Steve] Scalise. It’s hard to imagine how you could justify writing something like that.”

“In the immediate aftermath of the shooting at the Sandy Hook School,” Devine answered, “we heard people say, ‘This is not the time to talk about gun violence,’ we heard lots of things follow this.”

“But that’s not what you were saying,” Carlson interrupted. “You were encouraging gun violence.”

“Absolutely not, I never encouraged gun violence,” Devine said, showing a sign that read “liberal hunting permit,” intended to portray an example of extremist rhetoric on the right.

“I’m just saying is that for too long, Republicans in this country have failed to distinguish the differences between politics and war,” Devine continued. “And a lot of Democrats have failed to see the similarities. You guys either have to tone down the rhetoric, or we have to step up.”

“Sarah Palin put the crosshairs on Congress,” he added. “I’m just saying hunt Republicans instead of Democrats.”

Carlson then asked Devine if an individual who did what he did should be permitted to carry a gun. Devine insisted that he was only using a metaphorical term and he didn’t mean to actually support violence.

“My point is, Tucker, very simply,” Devine said, “that when you put up obstacles to people voting, when you secretly plot to, in the Senate, to repeal health care that’s keeping 50,000 Americans alive, and you’re otherwise erecting barriers to the democratic process where we have elections where the people that get the most votes don’t win, then what happens is, that is tyrannical government.”

“You know what,” Carlson concluded, ending the segment, “you’re an unbalanced person, and I have to say, it’s distressing that more Democrats haven’t disavowed you.”

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Guarding Republicans
As if being under attack by the Liberal Media wasn't enough!

Over the weekend, the New York Times was slammed for running a piece where the news outlet apparently tried to cover up the motives of the man, James T. Hodgkinson, who attacked GOP congressmen playing baseball at Alexandria, Virginia, last week.

Because Hodgkinson was shot dead on the scene of the massacre, the motive behind the attack will most probably never be known, however, most people, including experts, believe that the harsh rhetoric between the two parties is to blame. This is also because Hodgkinson only attacked Republicans. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot near the hip and continues to fight for his life in the MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Following the authorities’ confirmation that Hodgkinson was the only shooter in the attack, officials began scrutinizing the 66-year-old’s social media accounts and it wasn’t very hard to figure out the motives behind the attack: James Hodgkinson appears to have been a staunch supporter of socialist politics and had deep-rooted hatred for Republicans and President Donald Trump.

However, despite the ocean of evidence proving Hodgkinson’s hatred for the Repblicans, the New York Times tried to paint a very different picture of the motives. They tried to get the perspective out there that Hodgkinson’s attack on the congressmen was due to his unstable mental conditions and it had nothing to do partisan hatred or politics.

The story’s headline emphasizes that idea: “Before the Gunfire in Virginia, a Volatile Home Life in Illinois.”

The story said:

“No one can truly know what motivates a man to drive halfway across the country, live out of his car — as Mr. Hodgkinson apparently did — and attempt a mass killing of members of Congress. In the days since the shooting, much has been made of Mr. Hodgkinson’s strong political views — he was an ardent supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders’s bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, and he railed against President Trump and Republicans in Washington on his Facebook page and in letters to the editor of the local newspaper.

But another aspect of his personality may have also presaged the shooting: his troubled home life.”

Furthermore, the story described how Hodgkinson was likely suffering from some kind of mental illness and his political ideology had “little” or nothing to do with his attempt to kill only Republicans. The article even went on to quote a Democratic staffer who denied claims that Hodgkinson was known to be a volunteer for them during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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South Carolina Republican, Rep. Mark Sanford, on Thursday morning, stated that President Trump is “partially to blame” for the motivation behind the horrific attack on Republican Congressmen during baseball practice in Virginia, Wednesday morning.

“I would argue that the president is at least in partially — not in any way totally — but partially to blame for demons that have been unleashed,” Sanford said during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “[N]ot with what happened yesterday, but the fact that you’ve got the top guy saying, ‘Well, I wish I could hit you in the face. And if not, why don’t you and I’ll pay your legal fees.’ That’s bizarre — we ought to call it as such.”

According to Sanford, Washington D.C.’s atmosphere is “surreal.” He further indicated that it would be better for the Congress to do some soul-searching before taking any more steps.

“We’re at an inflection point,” Sanford said. “[I] think we have to watch out as a society because, if we don’t watch out, civility is indeed a part of civilized government and an open political system.

“If you let these forces play out, I think we end up at a very, very bad spot,” he continued. “I think what happened yesterday was symptomatic of it.”

Additionally, the lawmaker from South Carolina asked politicians from both parties to unite and try to stop hurling dirt at each other.

Following the attack on Wednesday, in which House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot at the hip, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed members of the Congress, saying, “We are united in our shock. We are united in our anguish. And an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

Practicing baseball at another location, House Democrats stopped and started praying for their colleagues on the other side of the aisle, shortly after news of the attack spread.

According to the hospital where he is being treated, Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Scalise is in serious condition. The hospital staff says Scalise has already received “multiple units of blood transfusion” and “will require additional operations.”

The attack on the GOP baseball practice injured five including two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, a congressional staffer for Texas Republican Rep. Roger Williams, Zack Barth, and a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, Matt Mika.

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Secretary Carson
'Calm down, this isn't brain surgery guys..."

The current secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, while speaking to Pete Hegseth on Fox News Radio’s “Klimeade and Friends,” on Friday, said that he believes that the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, to investigate the alleged collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, and the recent obstruction of justice allegations, should be given a fair chance and some time, before being overturned.

It is to be noted that Carson’s stance on the issue is a noteworthy break from President Trump and his administration’s stance, which has time and again called the whole investigation a “witch hunt.”

During the interview, Carson stated that special prosecutor Robert Mueller has to be given “a chance” to conduct a fair investigation.

“I would give him the chance to see if he could do that because if there’s nothing there, he’s not going to find anything anyway,” Carson said.

“That has been the case now for nearly a year,” Carson continued. “There’s nothing to find; that’s why they keep going down these empty rabbit holes. That will continue to be the case because there’s nothing there.

Carson’s stance on the issue: giving Mueller “a chance,” indicates a surprising break from the position being held by Trump and his administration. Early Friday morning saw Trump take to Twitter to proclaim, “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt.”

A few minutes before that tweet, Trump spoke about the witch hunt, saying “Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Regulations way down, jobs and enthusiasm way up!”

Sean Hannity, on his show Friday evening, on the Fox News Channel, after stating that he believes the “deck is stacked” or so it appears to him, against President Trump in the FBI investigation, asked Newt Gingrich, a friend and supporter of Trump, whether Rod Rosenstein, the Deputy Attorney General, and Special Prosecutor Mueller, should step down from the investigation because of their connections to the dismissed FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by Trump earlier last month.

“First of all, under the Justice Department’s own rules, Mueller has a legal obligation to recuse himself from anything involving Comey,” Gingrich said. “Which also makes you wonder why they’d pick a guy who is Comey’s close friend to investigate a situation in which inevitably involves Comey. This whole thing stinks.”

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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 Townhall
"I much prefer a rapid-fire question/answer session..."

Politically active musician Ted Nugent spoke to WABC Radio’s “Curtis & Eboni,” claiming that following the attack on GOP congressmen at a baseball practice session in Virginia, he doesn’t want to be a part of “hateful” political rhetoric any more.

“I cannot and I will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we got to be more civil to each other,” Nugent said. “The whole world is watching America where you have the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And we have to be more respectful to the other side.”

He continued and said, “I’m gonna take a deep breath, and I’m gonna back down. And if it gets fiery, if it gets hateful, I’m going away and I’m not gonna engage in that hateful rhetoric anymore.”

The musician also said that he was very frustrated and hyped up about the political climate when engaging in controversial rhetoric, including his previous remarks directed towards former President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

“I’m not trying to make excuses, but when I made those wild a** comments on stage against then-Senator Hillary Clinton and then-Senator Barack Obama, I don’t know if you can grasp the degree of adrenaline and intensity and over-the-top animal spirit and attitude that I live on stage,” he said.

He added that going further, “I will avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”

Nugent has previously suggested that Clinton should suck his machine gun. He also called Obama a “sub-human mongrel.” During the 2016 presidential election, he called on Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to “eat shit and die.”

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