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‘They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative …’

A Ukrainian court forced the opening of an investigation into claims that former Vice President Joe Biden pressured the resignation of a special prosecutor in order to benefit his son Hunter Biden.

The Ukrainian State Bureau of Investigations confirmed the investigation into Biden’s motivation to press for the 2016 dismissal of prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, according to a report from the Washington Post.

The investigation mirrors the demand made by President Donald Trump in an infamous call made with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

The accusations of a “quid pro quo” with Zelensky led to the two impeachment charges that were issued against the president by the Democrat-led House of Representatives.

“They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative,” said Shokin’s lawyer Oleksandr Teleshetsky.

“They are required to do this by the decision of the court,” he added. “If they don’t, then they violate a whole string of procedural norms.”

Shokin has claimed that his resignation was forced in order to prevent a probe into Burisma, an energy company that had appointed Hunter Biden as a board member in 2014.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have also opened an investigation into the claims of corruption against Biden and his son.

Hunter Biden is also entangled in his own scandal having to do with fathering a child with a former exotic dancer from a Washington, D.C., club he frequented.

Biden was considered the front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary, but his campaign has performed disastrously in the first state contests, paving the way for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to seize the lead.

Here’s more about the Biden Burisma scandal:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Joe Biden hit with another investigation — by Ukrainian officials

Another horrible attack on MAGA supporters

Police say a 34-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 15-year-old who was wearing a Trump campaign hat at a polling tent at his high school in New Hampshire.

Patrick Bradley was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct by Windham Police.

The teen was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat at the time of the assault, according to Fox News.

He was reportedly volunteering at a polling location for the New Hampshire primary at his high school, when Bradley slapped him. Two volunteers attempted to intervene, but Bradley reportedly assaulted them as well.

Police say he’s also accused of knocking over signage and attempting to knock over the tent.

The teen’s mother, Cathy Campbell, says he’s traumatized because of the altercation.

“My son stayed home from school on Tuesday for a doctor’s appointment and we drove by the high school to go vote. When we got there, we saw Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, and my son was over the moon,” she said. “My son is the most patriotic kid you’d ever meet in your life.”

The campaign confirmed to Fox News that Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle were at the event.

“I was apprehensive about him wearing the MAGA hat, because we know it can provoke and we know people don’t like Trump,” Campbell explained. “But he wore the hat because he’s a proud 15-year-old and he doesn’t know what people are going to be like.”

Campbell told Fox News the jaw of another man, who intervened, was broken in the assault.

Bradley is being held on $5,000 bail.

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: New Hampshire man arrested for assaulting 15-year-old Trump supporter at primary polling tent

“I’m going to interrupt you when you’re not answering the question…”

An advisor for the Joe Biden presidential campaign got into a shouting match on CNN when the host pressed her about Biden’s disappointing performance in the Iowa caucuses and whether those results were reliable.

Senior campaign advisor Symone Sanders refused to answer a question from Brianna Keilar during the fiery debate and tried to talk over her.

“I want to pin you down on this, this is very important,” said Keilar. “Yes, I already said that, the data is partial, but that said, that’s not what we heard from [Biden deputy campaign manager] Kate Bedingfield, she wasn’t saying that it was partial, she was saying that this process threw into question the legitimacy of the data as we have seen it. Is that true? Should we doubt, in your view, in the campaign’s view …”

Sanders interrupted, to which Keilar responded, “Let me finish, Symone. I let you finish, let me finish.”

“You didn’t, actually, but go ahead,” Sanders interjected.

“I did before, multiple times,” Keilar said, before asking again, “Are you saying we should doubt the numbers that we see?”

Sanders cited “failures across the process,” but did not answer directly if the results are reliable.

“I’m going to interrupt you when you’re not answering the question,” Keilar interrupted. “Is this data correct? In your view, is it correct?”

Sanders continued to speak over Keilar and grew more combative about her question, but did not answer it directly.

Biden himself admitted that the disappointing partial results from the Iowa caucuses were a “gut punch” to the campaign. The Iowa caucuses were a disaster for the state party after results were delayed, and the embarrassing debacle was compounded by public relations mismanagement.

Here’s the video of the exchange:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: VIDEO: Biden campaign advisor melts down on CNN over one simple question

The “Muslim ban” became a “travel ban” once Trump got into office

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced a bill intended to remove the legal justification for a “Muslim ban,” which President Donald Trump promised during his 2016 presidential election.

Omar released a statement on Thursday about the bill that would repeal the Alien Enemies Act, which the president used as precedent to justify his travel ban.

“This outdated and xenophobic law is an offense to our values as a nation, which should stand as a refuge for those fleeing violence and persecution,” Omar said.

“It is a perfect example of outdated immigration laws that are being exploited and abused by this Administration. As the President seeks to expand the Muslim Ban, we must close policy loopholes that he can exploit to cause harm to our neighbors, our country and the values that we hold dear,” she continued.

“We must learn from historical mistakes built on fear of the other and embrace a fair and just immigration system by repealing the Alien Enemies Act,” Omar concluded.

Then-candidate Donald Trump angered many when he called for a “Muslim ban” during the 2016 presidential campaign, but once in office he rebranded his policy as a travel ban on countries that were designated as terror threats.

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on!” he said in a statement on December 2015.

“We have no choice. We have no choice. We have no choice,” he added.

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Ilhan Omar introduces bill to block Trump from implementing ‘Muslim ban’

“America’s deeply damaged judicial system…”

The Department of Justice concluded that two renewals of the FISA surveillance warrant against a former Trump campaign official were illegal, according to a report Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.

Carter Page was targeted by the FBI for surveillance during the Obama administration because of ties he had to Russia, but critics have accused the government of acting improperly and out of political motivation.

Two of the renewals of the warrant against Page were made in 2017, and the DOJ now believes there was “insufficient predication to establish probable cause.”

The admission will undoubtedly help bolster claims against former Obama officials of politically motivated abuse of power.

“Today’s unprecedented court filing represents another step on the road to recovery for America’s deeply damaged judicial system,” said Page in a statement responding to the report.

“I hope that this latest admission of guilt for these civil rights abuses by the Justice Department marks continued progress towards restoring justice and remedying these reputationally ruinous injuries,” he continued.

Much of the contention over the surveillance warrants is over whether the FBI misled the FISA court on the veracity of the evidence of Carter’s ties to Russia, most especially the infamous “Trump dossier.”

The report noted that the conclusion from the DOJ did not comment on the validity of the first two warrants of surveillance against Page.

Here’s a previous interview with Carter Page:

[H/T: Hot Air]

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: DOJ concludes that two FISA surveillance renewals on Carter Page were illegal

“What is Twitter doing to combat this misinformation?”

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called on Twitter to suspend the account of President Donald Trump after he retweeted a false accusation against her on Wednesday.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called on Twitter to suspend the account of President Donald Trump after he retweeted a false accusation against her on Wednesday.

“They have a responsibility and they set community standards and clearly the president has shown many-a-times that he has violated their community standards,” she said to Politico.

“I don’t even know why his account is not fully suspended,” she added, “why he’s not deplatformed.”

The accusation against Omar retweeted by the president had to do with a video of her dancing to a popular song, and the claim that she was celebrating on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

In fact, that video was from two days later, on September 13, during a celebration of the annual legislative conference of the Congressional Black Caucus.

CNN’s Jake Tapper reported how the false accusations unraveled on social media.

“The president of the United States RTs the lie to his 64.4 million followers that she was dancing on the anniversary of 9/11. It’s completely false, it’s a smear, and no doubt it raises security issues,” he tweeted.

The tweet from Terrence Williams, a popular Trump supporter, made the accusation against Omar, and he excoriated her in his own video.

“Is there really no one in the @WhiteHouse, no one in the @GOP, who sees that this is indecent and unacceptable behavior?,” he added in a second tweet.

Williams deleted the video from his account.

Omar also tweeted about the video, and accused the president of putting her life at risk.

“This is from a CBC event we hosted this weekend to celebrate black women in Congress,” she said. “The President of the United States is continuing to spread lies that put my life at risk.”

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: The Blaze: Ilhan Omar demands Twitter suspend Trump’s account for putting her life ‘at risk’

Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday pardoned several felons, two of whom are set to be deported, in what many saw as a rebuke to President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.

Newsom took office in January and has used the gubernatorial office to criticize and oppose the president on a myriad of policies, but especially illegal immigration.

Two felons were pardoned for crimes that made them eligible for deportation, from solicitation of murder to grand theft. All of those granted clemency had already served their prison terms for their crimes.

“By granting these pardons to people who are transforming their lives,” read a statement from the governor’s office, “the Governor is seeking to remove barriers to employment and public service, restore civic rights and responsibilities and prevent unjust collateral consequences of conviction.”

Both of the felons who were set for deportation were Cambodian refugees who were brought into the country legally, but committed gang-related crimes later.

The pardons do not protect them from deportation proceedings, but the actions by Newsom will help their arguments in court to fight deportation back to Cambodia.

The governor compared the president to anti-immigrant “demagogues” who passed the federal Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, a law that targeted a community for exclusion from immigration. He made the comments while speaking to the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association ahead of the pardons.

The Asian Law Caucus celebrated the announcement from Newsom.

“We are deeply grateful to Governor Newsom for recognizing the plight of refugees who are being targeted by the Trump administration and for acting with compassion and leadership to stop their deportations,” said a statement from Executive Director Aarti Kohli.

Newsom was criticized in March when he overrode state law and used his executive power, some say improperly, to halt capital punishment in California.

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: Theblaze: California Gov. Newsom pardons felons in rebuke to President Trump’s immigration policies

They’re afraid that Trump will control the news reporting too well

The chairs of five House committees, all Democrats, are demanding that U.S. Attorney General William Barr cancel his press conference scheduled for Thursday on the Mueller report.

The Democrats released a letter with a joint statement stating the reasons for their demand.

“He should let the full report speak for itself,” the statement read.

“The Attorney General should cancel the press conference and provide the full report to Congress, as we have requested,” they continued. “With the Special Counsel’s fact-gathering work concluded, it is now Congress’ responsibility to assess the findings and evidence and proceed accordingly.”

Democratic pundits have been angrily denouncing the plan from Barr to give a media briefing about a document that has not been released yet.

Here are the five Democrats that signed the letter:

  • Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Barr has been criticizing since releasing a summary of the Mueller report that said it did not exonerate the president but could not find sufficient evidence to support claims of collusion with the Russian government in the 2016 election.

Nadler had tweeted his misgivings about Barr’s plans earlier on Wednesday.

“I’m deeply troubled by reports that the WH is being briefed on the Mueller report AHEAD of its release,” he tweeted.

“Now, DOJ is informing us we will not receive the report until around 11/12 tomorrow afternoon — AFTER Barr’s press conference,” he added. “This is wrong.”

Here’s the latest on the Barr media briefing:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: Theblaze: Chairs of five House committees issue a stunning demand of AG Barr about the Mueller report

Even those on the left are shocked by the obvious corruption

Two law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC-7 in Chicago that the FBI is looking into the circumstances surrounding the bizarre dismissal of felony charges against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.

Chicago police seized the headlines when they charged the star with filing false police reports over an attack he allegedly suffered at the hands of supporters of President Donald Trump.

Then the public was stunned by the news that all charges were dropped in exchange for forfeiture of a $10,000 bond payment and community service.

Smollett maintained his claims of innocence after he was released by the police.

Reporter Rob Elgas of ABC-7 emphasized that the FBI was not officially investigating the matter, but was conducting a “review” or “inquiry.”

Other suspicions were raised when it was discovered that a former Obama aide had contacted State Attorney Kim Foxx on behalf of the Smollett family over their concerns about how the Chicago police were conducting their investigation.

Foxx later recused herself from the case, and the president of a Chicago Police union called for an investigation into whether she interfered inappropriately with the case.

Here’s the latest in the Smollett investigation:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: Theblaze: The FBI is now looking into the bizarre dismissal of Jussie Smollett’s case

Democrats do not want Trump to win on the border wall

Democrats have taken the first steps in challenging the declaration of national emergency by President Donald Trump made Friday in order to circumvent Congress on the construction of the border wall.

The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee released a letter sent to the White House indicating that they have begun an investigation into the constitutionality of the declaration.

“We believe your declaration of an emergency shows a reckless disregard for the separation of powers and your own responsibilities under our constitutional system,” said the letter signed by committee Chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and other members.

“By fabricating an emergency in order to bypass the political process for allocating a budget, you appear to be abusing both this trust and your own oath of office,” the letter continued.

The committee is demanding communications that were made between the White House and the Department of Justice in relation to the declaration of national emergency.

Trump has admitted that the declaration of a national emergency was made because Democrats were unwilling to approve of the border wall.

There have been 58 declarations of national emergency in U.S. history, with 31 still in effect.

Nadler made his own person opposition to the declaration known through his social media account.

“The President’s decision to declare a national emergency is a gross abuse of power that cannot be tolerated,” he tweeted. “Congress will hold the Administration accountable for this reckless disregard of the rule of law.”

Other organizations have said that they will use the legal system to challenge the authority and constitutionality of the national emergency.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) denounced the action by the president in a statement released on Friday.

“This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process,” read a joint statement from Schumer and Pelosi.

Here’s the latest on the national emergency declaration:

Author: Carlos Garcia

Source: Theblaze: Breaking: Democrats already using congressional power against Trump’s emergency declaration

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