Thursday in New York City at the “The Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In the World” forum, former President George W. Bush said that bigotry seemed “emboldened” in the United States. Bush said, “Our governing class has often been paralyzed in the face of obvious and pressing needs. The American dream of upward mobility seems out of reach for some who feel left behind in a changing economy. Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts. Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.” He continued, “We have seen our discourse degraded by casual cruelty.” He added, “We have seen nationalism distorted into nativism.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Despite the political class and media elites’ best attempt to blame Russian interference for Hillary Clinton losing to President Trump, CIA Director Mike Pompeo says no such evidence exists.
From the Daily Caller:
CIA Director Mike Pompeo contested allegations that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election skewed results in a Thursday appearance before the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling that took place did not affect the outcome of the election,” Pompeo flatly declared, adding that he could not think of anything more important for the U.S. intelligence community to do then ensure the integrity of elections.
Pompeo’s speech echoes the assessment of a January report from the U.S. intelligence community that “that the types of systems Russian actors targeted or compromised were not involved in vote tallying.”
In agreement with Pompeo is Mark Penn, former chief strategist on Bill Clinton’s 1996 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, and Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Penn says it’s impossible Russian Facebook ads won Donald Trump the White House. Penn uses basic math to dispel the notion that $ 100,000 of Russian ads would have had any impact of the election outcome.
Every day, Americans see hundreds of ads on TV and radio, in newspapers and magazines, on billboards and smartphones. North Americans post to Facebook something like a billion times a day, and during the election many of those messages were about politics. Facebook typically runs about $ 40 million worth of advertising a day in North America.
Then consider the scale of American presidential elections.
Hillary Clinton’s total campaign budget, including associated committees, was $ 1.4 billion. Mr. Trump and his allies had about $ 1 billion. Even a full $ 100,000 of Russian ads would have erased just 0.025% of Hillary’s financial advantage. In the last week of the campaign alone, Mrs. Clinton’s super PAC dumped $ 6 million in ads into Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
I have 40 years of experience in politics, and this Russian ad buy, mostly after the election anyway, simply does not add up to a carefully targeted campaign to move voters. It takes tens of millions of dollars to deliver meaningful messages to the contested portion of the electorate. Converting someone who voted for the other party last time is an enormously difficult task. Swing voters in states like Ohio or Florida are typically barraged with 50% or more of a campaign’s budget. Try watching TV in those states the week before an election and you will see how jammed the airwaves are.
The MSM’s ‘Russian hacking’ reporting has little to no credibility left. A media blackout ensued after the New York Times quietly issued a correction about their claims that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that the Russians ‘hacked’ the 2016 presidential election. The REAL number is only 4 agencies held such views.
Consortium News reports:
In the Times’ White House Memo of June 25, correspondent Maggie Haberman mocked Trump for “still refus[ing] to acknowledge a basic fact agreed upon by 17 American intelligence agencies that he now oversees: Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get him elected.”On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true.
However, on Thursday, the Times – while leaving most of Haberman’s ridicule of Trump in place – noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence “assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.”
It’s time for the political class and media elites to finally put the Russian interference hysteria to bed.
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Former President George W. Bush delivered a public repudiation of President Donald Trump’s political identity, suggesting many aspects of the current administration are fueling division in the United States and around the world.
PRESIDENT Emmanuel Macron has been accused of encouraging laziness after he vowed to give up to £66,000 a year in unemployment benefits to people who stop working in a move that its critics fear could bankrupt the country’s welfare state.
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As Project Veritas continues to expose the liberal mainstream media in video after video, James O’Keefe is asking for help from “insiders” working for corrupt media organizations, Silicon Valley titans, and the deep state. And he’s leaning on a tried and true method for secure communications to handle those tips: ProtonMail — possibly the most secure e-mail on the planet.
Democratic megadonor George Soros transferred $ 18 billion to his Open Society Foundation which instantly makes his foundation one of the most powerful players in United States politics.
NEW YORK– Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for December’s Senate special election in Alabama, is pushing a living wage scheme for the state and country that has a history of hurting small businesses, negatively impacting local economies and decreasing employment opportunities for low income workers.
EUROPEAN Parliament President Antonio Tajani has declared Brexit is not on the agenda at the European Union summit in Brussels.
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President Trump took to Twitter Thursday to lend his megaphone to promote the Clinton-Uranium One scandal, decrying the ‘fake news media,’ is ignoring the bombshell report. President Trump is spot as. Yesterday, the networks ignored the story, opting to cover ‘Mike Pence’s gaze,’ and ‘Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout plan’ instead.
“Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!,” tweeted Trump.
Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn't want to follow!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
The President followed up quoting Fox & Friends’ report on the scandal, tweeting “Russia sent millions to Clinton Foundation.”
.@foxandfriends "Russia sent millions to Clinton Foundation"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 19, 2017
Shortly after, Dilbert creator Scott Adams highlighted how President Trump’s tweet already yielded results. Business Insider covered the story following the tweet. Among many reasons, this is why it is imperative President Trump continue to use Twitter.
That was quick. pic.twitter.com/nGxEhiYk5r
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 19, 2017
The Commander-in-Chief is correct — the mainstream media will report on anything else but this scandal.
While millions of Americans are calling for a full scale investigation by Congress, and further reporting from the media concerning the Clinton-Uranium One deal, CNN and CBS News are covering what they think are the most pressing issues of the day — ‘Mike Pence’s adoring gaze at President Trump,’ and the ‘Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s workout plan.’
The mainstream media is dead. Yet, you already knew that.
On Wednesday, CNN’s Jeanne Moos released a video report on how Vice-President Mike Pence’s ‘ adoringly gazes’ at President Trump.
Moos notes Pence nods “on beat,” to when President Trump makes a statement. Pence’s stare has been compared to ‘lovestruck,’ cartoons, reports Moos.
“Nancy Reagan Eyes” is what Pence gives Trump, adds Moos.
CBS reporter Elaine Quijano sat down with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s trainer to learn the ‘secret’ behind the 84-year-old’s workout.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 19, 2017
CBS News reports:
Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.
That’s how long fans of his client,, tell him he has to keep her healthy so that a one-term President Donald Trump doesn’t get to name the liberal justice’s replacement on the Supreme Court.
[…]Interest in the workout of theand in the man behind it has only grown since the election of Trump, who — to be clear — says he’ll occupy the White House for eight years. And it’s resulted in a new workout book written by Johnson, out Wednesday: “The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong … and You Can Too!”
Johnson said he hopes the book will show people: “You’re never too old to do something.”
Ginsburg started working out with Johnson in 1999 after being treated for colorectal cancer. As Ginsburg tells the story, her husband told her she looked “like a survivor of a concentration camp” and needed to do something to rebuild her strength. That’s when another judge referred her to Johnson, the records manager at a federal court in Washington who is also an Army reservist and trainer. Their twice-a-week workouts helped Ginsburg regain her strength after her first bout with cancer and again after she was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Both CNN and CBS News refused to cover the explosive report by The Hill. “The story was apparently too unimportant to be covered by the “big three” broadcast networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC, as they all refused to spend airtime on it Tuesday,” reports the Daily Caller.
At 10:26 pm est, CNN’s homepage does not show any reports on the scandal. A search with the keywords “FBI” and “bribe” failed to yield the report either.
Prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of America’s Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill.
Who was right in the middle of it all? HILLARY CLINTON.
John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill:
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
The Department of Justice decided to continue investigating this for four years without Congress or the public knowing, according to The Hill’s reporting.
Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State at the same time the State Department and government agencies on the Committee on Foreign Investments UNANIMOUSLY approved the partial sale of Canadian mining company Uranium One to the Russian nuclear company Rosatom, ultimately giving Russia 20% of U.S. Uranium.
That same company, Uranium One, owned uranium concessions in the United States. Because uranium is a strategically important commodity, the Russians would need approval from the Obama administration, including Hillary’s State Department, before the purchase took place.
The Clintons took the cash from Uranium One officials before the deal was approved by Hillary Clinton’s State Department. The Clintons hid the donations which is a clear violation of the Memorandum of Understanding Hillary Clinton signed with the Obama administration wherein she promised and agreed to publicly disclose all donations during her tenure as Secreatary of State. (Via Breitbart)
The New York Times reported on the crooked deal in 2015.
As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $ 2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.
As The Gateway Pundit reported Tuesday evening, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is currently investigating the Uranium One scandal.
Imagine — giving preferential treatment to the mother of a vicious child-killer who opened fire on a Jewish day school because they were Jews. Mohammed Merah grabbed Miriam Monsonego by her blonde ponytail and shot her repeatedly. He wore a GoPro camera filmed it all and then uploaded it — as jihad porn, a recruitment tool for other devout Muslims.
Days before the shooting, Merah had killed three French soldiers.
French authorities should be ashamed of themselves. But they are leftists, and so they no doubt think it’s wonderfully multicultural of them to accommodate Zulikha Merah’s every need.
“Report: Mother of Toulouse killer received public housing to be near son’s trial,” JTA, October 13, 2017:
(JTA) — Municipal officials gave preferential treatment to the mother of an Islamist terrorist who killed Jews in Toulouse, allegedly with help from his brother, a French lawmaker said.
Gilbert Collard, a supporter of the far-right politician Marine Le Pen of the National Front party, wrote to French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe last week to complain that Zoulikha Merah was prioritized over other applicants for public housing based on a request in which she cited the need to be near the trial of her eldest son. He is accused of helping his younger brother, Mohammed, kill four Jews and three soldiers in 2012.
“This lady effectively receive absolute priority for public housing in Tremblay,” Collard wrote. He did not provide any evidence of the preferential treatment he said Zoulikha Merah had received.
The western municipality the Collard named is located 195 miles from Paris, where last month the trial of 35-year-old Abdelkader Merah opened five years after his initial arrest for allegedly helping his brother carry out deadly shootings in Toulouse. But it is much closer to Paris than Zoulikha Merah’s home in Toulouse, which is located 410 miles south of the capital…
Born to a family of four children, Mohammed Merah was “raised to be an anti-Semite because anti-Semitism was part of the atmosphere at home,” his youngest brother, Abdelghani, said in 2013.
Abdelghani Merah has denounced his family publicly, calling their denials and claims of innocence part of their belief in taqqiyah — an Islamic term meaning “subterfuge” in the service of jihad.
The Merahs’ sister, Souad, fled France after authorities there questioned her for saying she was proud of her brother. She and her four children were seen three years ago in the Turkish city of Gazyantep, where they are believed to have crossed into Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group, according to the TF1 television series.