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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Share Your Thoughts: Trump's Biggest Accomplishment in 2017

Things are looking up for 2018!

There are a lot of columns out there listing Trump's accomplishments in 2017. See 1,2,3,4 for examples. Everything from the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and the withdrawal of the environmentally worthless Paris Climate Accords.  But which is the most important?

Some might argue that it was the passage of the Trump Tax Plan which united House and Senate Republican factions which gave Democrats chills over what might happen in 2018 with a united GOP.  But I think it's more than that.

I read Peter Baker's column in the New York Times. At first reading it's just a litany of the tired complaints about Trump from a news media that Pew Research found was overwhelmingly negative as compared to Obama or even George W. Bush.

Baker complains that Trump broke the mold for how Presidents were expected to act in office.  Any other President endlessly attacked by a viciously partisan media would slink away and hide. Not Trump. He took on the endless fake news that sought to undermine him and turned it to his advantage.  In short, his greatest strength is that he didn't knuckle under to the negative barrage and he did break the mold of the establishment way of doing things in Washington, DC.

In doing so, he demonstrated faith with his supporters many of whom now refer to him as President Promise Keeper. Trump has shown he isn't just another politician who says one thing to get elected then caves to the establishment when the heat gets turned up.  Maintaining that outlook on leadership in the wake of the several major achievements he has had this year sets him up well for 2018.  And as the economy improves faster following the tax plan both Trump and Republicans have the best chance to do well in the 2018 midterm elections.

Most of all, I'm thankful for a complete change in tone in leadership from the feckless, reckless Obama economic, foreign and energy policies. Good things are coming in 2018!

UPDATE: Best thing about Trump is "His name is not 'Hillary Clinton.' "

Contrast Trump Standing With Iran Protesters to Obama Who Sided with the Mullahs and Terrorists!

Another example of the positive change in U.S. leadership!

Obama's appeasement failed utterly. Iran is more a threat to the region
and the world than ever before. Time to try something new!
Exactly eight years ago Iranians desperate for freedom and an end to the Muslim theocracy that has done so much to breed terror across the Middle East began a series of nationwide protests. As the Iranian regime began gunning down protesters in the streets. As the death toll mounted, protesters chanted "Obama are you with us or with them [the dictators]?" Mr. Hope'n Change, Mr. Nobel Peace Prize remained silent. Obama went further by cutting funding for pro-democracy groups in Iran. He clearly sided with the murderous terrorist government in Iran. For eight years of his presidency he showed he was desperate for a nuclear deal with Iran even to the point of obstructing justice by ignoring the terrorist Hezbollah drug cartel operating in the United States.

Obama got his nuclear deal and the billions in cash Obama sent as a payoff was used by Iran to fuel more terror throughout the region.

Now, eight years later new protests have broken out across Iran demanding regime change and Trump is not staying silent. Unlike Obama he's clearly on the side of those who oppose the radical Islamic theocracy:

Obama tossed away the chance to rid the world of the evil Iranian regime. Trump won't make that mistake!

P.S. Obama And Iran on Same Page in Egypt Anti-Mubarak Protests

Obama was not silent when radical Islamists took to the streets in Egypt to demand the ouster of long time President Hosni Mubarak. Like Iran, he favored the radical Muslim Brotherhood takeover and would later shun the counter revolution which fortunately swept them from power.

Iran too demanded that the protesters be listened to in Egypt:
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has called on political leaders in Egypt to follow the “rightful demands” of their people.

“Iran expects Egyptian officials to listen to the voice of their Muslim people, respond to their rightful demands and refrain from exerting violence by security forces and police against an Islamic wave of awareness that has spread through the country in form of a popular movement,” Mehmanparast said Saturday.

He further pointed out that Tehran attaches great importance to the fulfillment of public demands in Egypt and added, “Iran regards demonstrations by the Muslim people of this country as a justice-seeking movement in line with their national-religious demands.”
Obama was on the wrong side of history then. Not Trump!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Obama's Iraq/Isis Legacy: Tens of Thousands of Innocent Civilians Brutally Murdered. Trump Fixed the Problem in Less than One Year

Obama lacked both resolve and insight. Trump did not!

A sad story at the Daily Mail about the horror inflicted by ISIS on the people of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city which once boasted a population over 600,000. The story describes how the morgue was filled to overflowing with Iraqis murdered by ISIS and shows the near total destruction of many parts of that city:

Obama's legacy: Much of Iraq in ruins with tens of thousands of civilians murdered.
The blood lust of ISIS did not stop with the initial mass executions of Iraqis when ISIS seized the city in 2014. It continued until ISIS was forced to withdraw. The evil of ISIS fighters knew no bounds. They crucified children, enslaved women and beheaded men and boys without ceasing. That is when they weren't busy tossing people in acid baths, drowning them or setting them on fire.

The evil of ISIS could have been avoided if Obama had listened to military and civilian leaders. At the same time this outrage was taking place Obama claimed "The world is less violent than it has ever been."
History will remember how Obama ignored the threat of ISIS, calling it a "JV team" even as the terror took hold.  Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was among those warning Obama that a complete pull out from Iraq would lead to disaster. Obama ignored him.  And the strategy he put in place to deal with the problem had "not a snowball's chance in hell of succeeding" according to one General.

Obama's strategy involved dropping leaflets to warn of coming air strikes. ISIS took full advantage of Obama's weakness. At the same time, Michelle Obama waged a Twitter campaign to #bringbackourgirls taken by terrorists in Nigeria. Another empty gesture which had no effect. Obama's feckless, uncaring incompetence meant the loss of tens of thousands of innocent civilians who were murdered by ISIS.

One General describes the Obama problem this way:
“The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
Trump Fixes Obama's Mess. ISIS Loses 98% of Territory Gained Under Obama!

It took Trump less than a year to fix the problem caused by Obama.  He took the handcuffs off the U.S. military and along with better relationships with the Iraqis and other partners in the region ISIS has lost the caliphate it created under Obama. The Iraqis, Kurds, Syrians, Yazidis and others can now bury their dead in peace with no fear that ISIS will return.  At last we have a President in the White House who cares enough for innocent civilians to get the job done!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Standing Ovation for Trump and First Lady at Church for Christmas Eve Services

The fake news media and the left can't spin this. The PEOPLE love Trump!

Story at Gateway Pundit with video.

Millions of Americans are already better off after less than a year of Trump's presidency. Is it any wonder Dems are so desperate to stop him by any means including an unprecedented avalanche of lies?

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Making Christmas Great Again: Santa Trump Takes Kiddies Calls on Christmas Eve

With passage of the Trump Tax plan, renewed economic prospects mean more for everyone!

NBC has video and Daily Mail has more photos. The Trump's played Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday answering the children's hotline on NORAD's Santa Tracker.

Santa Trump encouraged the children to expect better gifts this year and in the years ahead!


Trump's Tax Cut Christmas: Companies Shower Employees with Bonus and Pay Raises All Due to Tax Cuts

Dems would play Grinch and take it all away!

Even before Trump signed the Tax Cut bill America's businesses were coming forward to share the wealth like Democrats passing cash on election day the list of companies granting bonuses continues grow. And it's not just bonuses but a raise in the miniumum wage for many firms to $15 an hour. Something Democrats have long demanded.

But instead of cheering on the millions of workers who will get real and lasting tax relief in addition to pay raises, the Dems are their usual sourpuss selves! Even when they get EXACTLY what they want they can't be happy because it was Trump and the GOP who made it happen!

In one stroke of his pen President TRUMP shows he is Father Christmas to American workers while Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer would take it all away! How do you think that will play out in the 2018 midterm elections?

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Former Obama Official Warned About Rhetoric by Rep. Steve Scalise who Survived Assassin's Bullets

Why is it Democrats NEVER take responsibility for their words while CONSTANTLY demanding that Republicans keep it civil?

Ben Rhodes was the Obama national security official who doctored the Benghazi talking points and is responsible for the big lie that a You Tube video was responsible for the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

You would think after that whopper Rhodes would be more cautious with what he says. Responding to a tweet where another Obama stooge mused about Trump being indicted with the news on the front page of the New York Times Rhodes mused he'd also like to read about the deaths of other GOP leaders on the same page:

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) who nearly died after a deranged Democrat tried to murder the GOP softball team this summer responded:

But of course Democrats NEVER apologize for their over the top rhetoric even when it inspires violence as it has so often since Trump was elected. Dems have sold their soul to a vile political ideology of hate and fear.

Merry Christmas!

Dems Quake with Fear as GOP Unity Over Tax Cuts Shows What Trump Can Do Next!

Dems were so desperate to keep Americans from getting a tax cut while protecting tax cuts for the rich.  Success with tax bill means bigger and better to come!

For the last 30 years Republicans have been trying to pass tax reform for the American people. At every step along the way Democrats blocked the effort with the usual retort that it was "tax cuts for the rich."  How ironic then that in the final run up to passage of the landmark Trump tax reform that Democrat leaders like Pelosi and Schumer were demanding that tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires be preserved.  Well, I guess we know whose side they are on.

Beginning February 1, millions of Americans will see more money in their paycheck thanks to Trump and the Republicans.  Pelosi and Schumer fought hard to protect deductions for state and local taxes that ONLY benefited the rich. They lost. America won.

But let's put the champions of the richest 1% aside for a moment and bask in the glow of Trump and the GOP's tax success:

If you missed the event live, the video here is well worth the time. Just the optics of all these House and Senate Republican leaders gathering together and with unity praising Trump was something that should strike fear into the hearts of Democrats. What struck me first was Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, right up there with Trump. This comes just months after Trump bashed Murkowski for not supporting ObamaCare repeal. But Murkowski voted for this bill which not only included repeal of the hated ObamaCare mandate but also opened a very small sliver of the huge Arctic National Wildlife refuge to limited oil and gas exploration. That too was a goal of many decades.

Of all the praise for Trump the message from Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah was the best:

SENATOR HATCH: Well, Mr. President, I have to say that you’re living up to everything I thought you would. You’re one heck of a leader, and we’re all benefitting from it. This bill could not have passed without you. It couldn’t have passed without the Alaskan delegation. It couldn’t have passed without the leadership in the House and the Senate — Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell — and the other leaders as well.

All I can say is, is that we’re making headway. This is just the beginning. If you stop and think about it, this President hasn’t even been in office for a year, and look at all the things that he’s been able to get done — by sheer will, in many ways.

I just hope that we all get behind him every way we can, and we’ll get this country turned around in ways that will benefit the whole world, but, above all, benefit our people and bring us all to a realization of how really great America really is and how the rest of the world depends on us.

I love this country. I came from very humble roots. And I have to say, that this is one of the great privileges of my life to stand here on the White House lawn with the President of the United States, who I love and appreciate so much, and with these wonderful colleagues and Cabinet members who stand behind us.

And to see all of you and realize that you care too. All I can say is that God loves this country. We all know it. We wouldn’t be where we are without Him. And we love all of you. And we’re going to keep fighting, and we’re going to make this the greatest presidency that we’ve seen, not only in generations, but maybe ever.
Boeing and ATT lead the way in spreading the wealth!

In the immediate aftermath of the tax reform passage two of America's biggest companies are signaling that these are not "tax cuts for the rich" which Democrats defend, but will provide many more benefits to everyday working Americans.

The biggest worry for Democrats in all this isn't that they will be exposed for standing up for tax cuts for the rich, but that this demonstration of GOP unity will carry forward into the new year. Trump has learned how to lead his party and work with members of Congress. Nothing succeeds like success and Dems better watch out or get run over in 2018. As Trump said on the campaign trail, Americans are going to get used to winning again!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Obama Colluded W/ Putin and Obstructed Justice to Aid Iran/Hezbollah Terrorist Drug Cartel

Unlike the bogus Trump/Russia charge, we have PROOF of what Obama did!

What do you imagine Democrats would do if Trump had colluded with Vladimir Putin to allow Hezbollah and Iranian terrorists to gain access to the U.S. to sell drugs? It would be news 24/7 on the cable channels and headlines in every major newspaper.

Well, Obama did just that and there's hardly a peep. An explosive 14,000 word 60 page report in Politico details it all and shows how the Obama Administration kowtowed to Putin's demands and then told Drug Enforcement Agency personnel to back off investigations of drug running by Hezbollah. The trouble went further as the Obama Administration refused to request extradition for known Hezbollah and Iranian terrorists who were held by allies. This has Obama, Hillary and Attorney General Holder's fingerprints all over it!

Obama did it all for an Iranian nuke deal, in addition to billions in cash and other payoffs to the Iranians. A bad deal all the way around.

Read the Politico report by Josh Meyer for yourself. Here are the opening paragraphs:
In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation.

The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities.

Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies.

They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

They followed cocaine shipments, tracked a river of dirty cash, and traced what they believed to be the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests.

The Justice Department declined requests by Project Cassandra and other authorities to file criminal charges against major players such as Hezbollah’s high-profile envoy to Iran, a Lebanese bank that allegedly laundered billions in alleged drug profits, and a central player in a U.S.-based cell of the Iranian paramilitary Quds force. And the State Department rejected requests to lure high-value targets to countries where they could be arrested.
Trump haters insist President Trump obstructed Justice with the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey. But here we have multiple reports of criminal investigations being derailed by Obama, Hillary and Holder. As well as colluding with Putin. Will Trump hating Dems now demand Obama, Hillary and Holder be held to the same standard?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Trump Hating Fake News Epidemic: If Trump Was REALLY This Bad, Why Does the Media Have to LIE About Him?

So sad that many on the left are addicted to lies and hate. But apparently, that's all they have!

Last week we reached a new low with Trump hating fake news. First, the phony charge that indicted former Trump National Security Advisor Mike Flynn had contacts with the Russians BEFORE the 2016 election. Ooops. Not true!

Then the report that Trump's banking arrangements were under subpoena. Fake news again.

Next, the claim that Wikileaks gave the Trump campaign a secret look at Hillary's emails. No one bothered to check the date on the email showing it was sent AFTER the documents had been made public.

Details at Axios.

There's a list of other examples which is long and growing.

A common thread running through all these reports is sensational reporting that would undermine Trump but where the careful checking which would have exposed the lie was ignored in a rush to target Trump.

If they weren't such ignorant and arrogant haters, you might actually feel sorry for the Trump hating fools who swallow this stuff then repeat it as if it were fact. They sold their souls for a lie and now they have to live with the consequences!

UPDATE:  Now CNN Admits Attorney General Sessions did NOT lie about his contacts with Russia. OOPS AGAIN! CNN reporters should be in jail for lying!

Obama and Dems Have More Blood on Their Hands After Another Open Borders Refugee Goes Jihad in New York City

If Trump's immigration policy had been fully enacted these monsters would NOT be entering the U.S. legally!

Another terrorist attack in New York. Fortunately, not deadly as the previous one. The one thing both attackers had in common was that they benefited from the open doors immigration policy of the previous Administration. Here's what Homeland Security had to say:

Some on the left claim that this clown only went jihad after Trump announced the move of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. More fake news as we learn that he had been planning the attack for years!

Of course that won't stop the Trump haters. They'll just glom on to the next bit of fake news. That's all they've got.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Appoint Special Prosecutor to Investigate Corrupt FBI Investigations of Hillary and Trump

Dems should embrace the call. Unless they KNOW there is something to hide!

I don't know how many times I have been told by our left wing friends that yeah, there is no evidence of any Trump Russia collusion but we need to investigate anyway to make sure.  OK, so we have a Special Prosecutor to do just that.

Now we learn that one of the key investigators in that investigation was fired after his extreme partisan bias in favor of Hillary and hating Trump was exposed.  Furthermore we discover that fired FBI Agent Peter Strzok was a key player in an active effort to help Hillary avoid criminal prosecution in the email case and was key to prosecuting Trump officials.

Is it possible that a partisan Democrat abused his position and corrupted two of the most politically charged cases the FBI has handled in recent years?  There are serious questions that need answers.

Jospeph Curl at the Washington Times summarizes the issue:
Mr. Mueller was sold to America as an above-the-fray, non-partisan elder with the gravitas to handle investigating the president of the United States. As it turns out, Mr. Mueller has put together a pack of partisan lawyers, many of whom contributed campaign cash to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats; stonewalled demands from House lawmakers for information; and, most recently, secretly demoted a heavily biased FBI agent who’s a hater of President Trump.
Then the shoes kept dropping — like Imelda Marcos having a yard sale. It turns out Mr. Strzok was one of former FBI Director James B. Comey’s top lieutenants. From that perch, he played a key role in the early probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

But then it was revealed that before that, Mr. Strzok led the investigation into Clinton’s email scandal and sat in on her “interview” with the Bureau (during which she was not under oath and for which no transcript or tape has ever been produced). And Mr. Strzok also led interviews with all of Mrs. Clinton’s top aides: Heather Mills, Huma Abedin, Jake Sullivan and Heather Samuelson.


“Electronic records show Peter Strzok, who led the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as the No. 2 official in the counterintelligence division, changed Comey’s earlier draft language describing Clinton’s actions as ‘grossly negligent’ to ‘extremely careless,’ the sources said,” CNN reported. (Good job, Clinton News Network!)

But wait, there’s more. Much more.

Mr. Strzok was a “key figure in the chain of events when the bureau, in 2016, received the infamous anti-Trump ‘dossier’ and launched a counterintelligence investigation into Russian meddling in the election that ultimately came to encompass FISA surveillance of a Trump campaign associate,” Fox News reported.
Mr. Strzok interviewed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. On Jan. 24, Mr. Strzok and another agent interviewed Flynn, according to an intelligence official.

So Mr. Strzok just happened to be everywhere, his fingerprints on everything — Trump, Hillary, the dossier, Flynn. Quite a coincidence.
And from Paul Sperry at the New York Post:
Both the Senate and House are seeking the bureau’s FISA affidavits to determine to what extent they relied on the dirty Clinton dossier. But the FBI is stonewalling their requests. It’s also blocking FOIA requests by Page, who last month denied the dossier’s charges under oath, calling them politically motivated.

The FBI didn’t just target Page. It also targeted other Trump advisers. In fact, Strzok personally grilled Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn about his Russian ties at the White House just days after Flynn took office.

Last week, Mueller filed charges against Flynn for lying to Strzok about his contacts with the Russian ambassador during the presidential transition.

Strzok monitored intercepts of the Russian Embassy and already knew what Flynn and the Russian ambassador had discussed. So why did he need to ask him about what he already knew? Was he trying to trap him in a lie? Also, who leaked the intercepts to the press?
In other words, a partisan Democrat was at the very center of the FBI in the two most politically charged cases the Bureau has faced in many years and it is possible he abused his position and also corrupted others. But we need more evidence so I'll go back to my liberal friends and ask them to join in calling for a Special Prosecutor to determine the truth.  Surely they won't object!

UPDATE:  Read Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett's column. Mueller investigation hopelessly corrupted with MORE biased prosecutors and investigators. Time to clean house!

Monday, December 04, 2017

FBI Investigator at Heart of Hillary Email and Trump Russia Investigations Removed from Trump Case for Political Bias

It's not really surprising. There are a great number of people on the Trump investigation who support Hillary!

Peter Storzk, who played a key role in both the Hillary email and Trump Russia investigations was removed by Special Counsel Mueller after it was learned he had expressed Trump hating texts and pro-Hillary messages to another investigator.

Storzk also played a key role in promoting the infamous Trump Russia dossier, bought and paid for by the Hillary Campaign and which was used to launch an investigation of Trump.

But this fired FBI investigator isn't the only pro-Hillary Trump hater on Mueller's team. It's further proof of how corrupted the FBI and Department of Justice have have become in addition to Mueller's investigation.

Department of Justice Inspector General is investigating and one hopes that report won't be long in coming but has the damage already been done?

ABC News Suspends Reporter Brian Ross After He Televises Fake News Reports About Trump Russia Collusion

More fake news as ABC's Brian Ross broadcast a report claiming that Trump instructed Michael Flynn to approach Russia BEFORE the election which might have indicated collusion between his campaign and Russia. Just one thing, it never happened. Ross has been suspended by the network.

Ross is also famous for rushing to the airwaves after the Aurora Colorado cinema shooting and speculating whether the shooter was a member of the Tea Party. That too was fake news.

In both cases the damage was done and the retractions never get the attention that the original false report does.

Just to repeat, there is NO EVIDENCE of any Trump Russia collusion. Even the recent indictment of Michael Flynn failed to find even a hint of any evidence to support that claim. But that won't stop the Trump haters from continuing to propagate the lies. That's all they have!

Friday, December 01, 2017

Dem Plays Race Card to Defend Conyers on Sexual Harrassment

Rep. James Clyburn noted Conyers accusers are white women and  suggested white women lie!

Can you imagine the hell that would break loose if a white Republican suggested that sexual harassment charges against a fellow white Republican might be bogus because the accusers are black and black women lie?

But apparently, if you are a black Democrat, then making such outrageous and racially charged comments are just fine. Talk about a war on women!
Clyburn later denied saying it and you know, a white guy reported it so he must be lying too right?

Two More Women Accuse Franken

Clyburn and House Democrats later said Conyers should resign. But in the U.S. Senate hardly a whisper as two more women accuse Franken. That's six so far.

Since the white women lie defense was so poorly received I doubt Franken will try it. Seems he's willing to just stay in hiding and hope no one notices a sexual predator prowling the halls of the U.S. Senate.

A commenter here at Mike's America has dismissed the allegations against Franken saying that it is nothing more than "fratboy" behavior. I wonder if Roy Moore has tried that ploy?

P.S. Conyers Wife Plays Race Card.

When reporters gathered outside embattled Dem Rep. Conyers(D-MI) home his wife didn't like it and accused reporters of stalking her family because they were black.

“Do you go and stalk white people’s houses or just come to the black neighborhoods and stalk our houses?”

Racism on open display!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

NBC's Left of Center Matt Lauer the Latest Abuser of Women Forced to Resign. Plus, Dem Congressman Uses Taxpayer Dollars to Silence Accuser

The body count of left wingers who abuse women is climbing faster by the day!

First, Matt Lauer of NBC. Makes $48 million a year and can't keep his hands to himself!

Then, Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, DEMOCRAT of Arizona, used taxpayer money to pay five months "severance" salary to a female employee who had only been on the job for three months but reported the Congressman was drunk and sexually abusive.

Unlike GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama none of these are 40 year old previously unspoken complaints of misconduct. So, I ask my left wing friends again:

  1. Should Rep. Grijalva resign?  Is he unfit for office?
  2. Should Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) resign? Is he unfit for office?
  3. Should Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) resign? Is he unfit for office?
  4. Should Bill Clinton's pension and office allowance be revoked?
But of course the left wing enablers of abuse who stood by their man, Bill Clinton, all these years will continue to look the other way as the body count of Dems accused of sexual harassment and misconduct mounts. 

One thing is clear, Democrats are engaged in a REAL war on women!

Left Wing Racist/Fascists Attack At U. Connecticut . It's NOT "OK to Be White!"

Imagine the nationwide uproar if white conservative activists attacked a meeting of Black Lives Matter. But when the reverse happens, there's hardly a peep except to blame conservatives for trying to speak!

The lovers of tolerance and inclusion are at it again. At the University of Connecticut the College Republicans invited conservative commentator Lucian Wintrich. WTNH TV reports that "Wintrich is the White House correspondent for the right-wing blog Gateway Pundit, which said the talk would be about “identity politics” in today’s cultural and political landscape."

As we've seen across the country, a left wing mob descended on the venue and shouted down the speaker. Assailants rushed the stage. One woman stole the text of Wintrich's speech from the podium. Protesters broke windows and even ignited an incendiary device which set off firealarms and might have caused panic and possibly led to additional injuries or death.

The theme of Wintrich's speech is "It's OK to be white" but apparently only minorities can champion their racial heritage. Imagine what would happen if whites showed up to protest at a Black Lives Matter event and started assaulting people!

And why do colleges allow "blacks only" spaces? Doesn't that just pander to the racist, fascist left?

Where is the "safe space" for Republicans?

There should be no place in America for left wing racist fascists. They should all be in jail!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

More Dem Hypocricy: Nancy Pelosi Defends Sex Harasser Conyers w/ "Due Process" She Denies to Accused Republicans

The coverup continues....

House Democrat Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA) showed up on Meet the Press Sunday (transcript) to sing praises for admitted sexual harasser Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Calling Conyers an "icon" who has "done a great deal to protect women," Pelosi insisted that Conyers had the right to due process and again tried to deflect the damage by referring the matter to the Ethics Committee.

During the interview Pelosi refused to say whether she believed Conyers' accusers and insisted they had the right to their privacy. At the same time she repeatedly charged Roy Moore as being a "child molester" without one shred of verifiable proof.

Interviewer Chuck Todd didn't let her off lightly and repeatedly asked her why the situations was different for Democrats than for Republicans. As it relates to Trump, Todd pointed out how Nancy Pelosi defended Bill Clinton during his impeachment scandal by denouncing the Indepedent Counsel process. Here's what Pelosi said when Bill Clinton was under investigation:
PELOSI 1998: The women of America are just like other Americans in that they value fairness, they value privacy, and do not want to see a person with uncontrolled power, uncontrolled time, uncontrolled, unlimited money investigating the president of the United States.
Pelosi's excuse now to Chuck Todd is that times have changed. Yes, and now there is an "R" after the name of the President!

Only one Democrat Member of Congress, Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.)has called on Conyers to resign and pointed out that the Ethics Committee routine is nothing but more coverup. Unlike the phalanx of Republicans demanding Moore stand down in Alabama, Democrats have either been silent or supportive of Conyers.

Later Sunday Conyers stood down as ranking Democrat member of the House Judiciary Committee blaming right wing bloggers for his troubles. Does it sound like he's accepting accountability?

Franken's Creepy Apology Sounds Like Michael Jackson

In his 4th apology Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) says "I’m a warm person; I hug people." People or just hot women? His latest excuse sounds a lot like what Michael Jackson used to say after being charged with child molesting. Does this sound like Franken is taking accountability for his actions?

With all these new revelations we are quickly learning why Dems insist they are the party for women.  All the better to get access to more victims!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dems Defend Franken While Two More Women Report Groping. The Cover Up and Hypocrisy Continues!

Unlike the 40 year old allegations against Alabama's Roy Moore, Franken is accused of misconduct while campaigning for Senate.  Why isn't he being hounded from office by fellow Democrats?

When the decades old allegations against Roy Moore surfaced in Alabama every Republican leader insisted that Moore was "unfit" for office and should quit the Senate race. Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney set the standard:
Did you notice how quick Dems shut up about Sen. Al Franken? Either that or they set out to convince people that despite how creepy Franken is he was on the right side of the issues and therefore gets a pass. Writing at the Washington Post Kate Harding, who hates Donald Trump and would have him removed from office insists that "I’m a feminist. I study rape culture. And I don’t want Al Franken to resign." At the New York Times Michelle Goldberg takes it one step further and describes how Dems have to stick together no matter what. Besides writes Goldberg: "I was relieved that it seemed as if Franken might stick around, because I adore him as a public figure."

Yep. It's all being swept under the rug. First, Dems said Franken would be referred to the Senate Ethics Committee where the matter could be quietly and slowly dealt with giving Franken time to mount a PR campaign with the help of hypocrites like Harding and Goldberg who only seem to take sexual assault seriously if the perpetrator is a Republican. Have you heard a critical word of Al Franken from top Democrats in the last few days? None I can find.

Now, two more women have come forward to report similar allegations against Franken including one incident at an event honoring women. The Huffington Post has the story. No doubt Democrats will hope the news gets lost over the Thanksgiving holiday and if not, the feminists who are first to denounce Trump for anything and everything will leap into action once again and defend Franken.

If the party that pretends to be the champion of women took these issues seriously their leaders would be first in line to demand Franken resign from office. Instead, they are busy covering up for him. It seems women's issues are not as important as protecting a sitting Senator like Al Franken. Once again, power and politics trumps principle in the Democrat Party!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Sen. Orrin Hatch Knocks Down the Big Lie About Tax Cuts for the Rich

Hatch has a decades long record of working on behalf the little guy. Democrats only talk about doing that then do what their Wall Street donors tell them to!

This was a few days ago but as I think about what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving, I'm thankful someone in the GOP Senate finally told Democrats to stop lying:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

When Will Democrats Demand Sen. Al Franken, (D-MN) Resign His Seat After Photo of Him Groping Woman and Charges of Assault are Raised?

Will Dems apply the same standard to Franken that they demand for Moore?

Bad enough Dems covered up for Bill Clinton despite the evidence of Monica's blue dress. More on that in the post below.  They always seemed to find an excuse for Clinton's predatory behavior. What excuse will they use this time?

Here's Al Franken in 2006 groping a sleeping woman and the story of how he forced the woman to kiss him.

Is Al Franken "unfit for office?"

Sen. Medendez (D-NJ) Sex with underage prostitutes!

And what about Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who is on trial for corruption is also implicated in the sex trade.  Federal prosecutors describe credible allegations that Menendez cavorted with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Is Menendez fit for office?

While Republican leaders have publicly and loudly denounced Roy Moore in Alabama based on allegations from 40 years ago you won't hear ONE DEMOCRAT leader demand that Franken or Menendez resign or suggest Bill Clinton should lose his federal benefits. Tell me again which party is engaged in a war on women?

P.S. Media coverage of Roy Moore's scandal got 40 times the coverage of Menendez's trial. The coverup continues!

Place your bets: Will the mainstream liberal media cover Franken's crime or cover it up?

Bill and Al Franken. Two peas in the pod!

  • Franken joked about drugging and raping CBS's Leslie Stahl! Franken has a history of joking about sexual assault on women.
  • Bernie Sanders: Men fantasize about abusing women. Women fantasize about being raped!

Bernie Sanders and Al Franken sharing rape fantasies?
Here's what Bernie said about women: "she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously."

Bernie Sanders rape fantasy.  Two peas in the pod!
Let me know when the above gets anywhere NEAR the level of hysterical news coverage as Alabama's Roy Moore!

P.S. Al Franken jokes about incest, rape and pedophilia.  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I'll Dump Roy Moore in Alabama When Libs Revoke Bill Clinton's Pension and Office Allowance!

Bill Clinton is accused of rape. Until the left takes that seriously enough to DO something about it their complaints about lesser charges against Moore are empty and hollow!

An interesting thing has happened in the past few days. Major left media has suddenly discovered their original sin by covering up for Bill Clinton all these years. A big story in the Atlantic "Bill Clinton: A Reckoning," was followed by one in the New York Times: "I Believe Juanita" about the charge that Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick.

Both articles refute the adamant long held liberal belief that Bill Clinton was not the sexual predator that his accusers made him out to be. The Atlantic article even dredges up the Clinton defense by feminist icon Gloria Steinem who wrote in the New York Times in 1998:
"It's not harassment and we're not hypocrites." Sorry Gloria, GUILTY on both counts!
Steinem went so far as to exonerate Clinton in the assault on Katleen Wiley:
“Even if the allegations are true, the President is not guilty of sexual harassment. He is accused of having made a gross, dumb, and reckless pass at a supporter during a low point in her life. She pushed him away, she said, and it never happened again. In other words, President Clinton took ‘no’ for an answer.”
The other women, mostly from Arkansas had become the focus of ridicule and personal attacks by the Clinton machine.

But now, after all these years Michelle Goldberg writing in the New York Times says:
Of the Clinton accusers, the one who haunts me is Broaddrick. The story she tells about Clinton recalls those we’ve heard about Weinstein. She claimed they had plans to meet in a hotel coffee shop, but at the last minute he asked to come up to her hotel room instead, where he raped her. Five witnesses said she confided in them about the assault right after it happened. It’s true that she denied the rape in an affidavit to Paula Jones’s lawyers, before changing her story when talking to federal investigators. But her explanation, that she didn’t want to go public but couldn’t lie to the F.B.I., makes sense. Put simply, I believe her.
Bill Clinton with Kevin Spacey.  Two peas in the pod!
At Vox, Matthew Yglesias writes that "Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned" after the Monica Lewinsky scandal broke. Yet at the time the left defended him with absolute fervor. Why the change now? Is it just an attempt to say the rules have changed and now we must apply this standard to Republicans like Moore, or even Trump? Meanwhile, Bill Clinton is still collecting over $200,000 in annual pension and $1,000,000 in office expenses. I have yet to hear one of these Moore bashers suggest this should be taken away.

If Democrats are truly serious about holding politicians accountable then they will lead the charge to revoke Bill's pension and office. They should also demand a special prosecutor to investigate other Clinton wrongdoing. Anything less means their attacks on Moore and other Republicans are just more of the political hypocrisy for which they have been found GUILTY all these years!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Something Rotten in Claims GOP Senate Candidate Moore Dated Underage Girls: Accuser Worked for Democrats!

The same bunch that bought and paid for a phony dossier accusing Trump of colluding with Russia wouldn't stop at manufacturing a hit piece on a candidate in Alabama!

After one of these bombshell media reports surfaces it usually takes a few days before the REAL story comes out. Same here in the attempt by Democrats to smear the GOP candidate in the special election for the Senate seat in Alabama.

First the accusations that Roy Moore dated younger women, even the uncorroborated charge that one was as young as 14.  Now we learn that one of the accusers worked for Democrats. Here's Debbie Gibson:

With Hillary

Vice President Biden

And Moore's Democrat opponent

That's just the short list. Gibson has quite a history working for Democrats and the photos to prove it.

Excuse me, but was ANY of that mentioned in the articles damning Moore? Not a word. In fact, the Post story which started it all denied that Gibson had ever worked for Democrat challenger Murphy.

Moore has been a statewide candidate many times and been a judge.  Now, surprise allegations from nearly 40 years ago surface at the last moment?

If you can't smell the dirt in this smear you need to see a doctor!

Sad Mitt Romney Gets in the Act

Failed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined other weak kneed Republicans like fellow failed presidential contender John McCain in denouncing Moore. Romney said "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections." How good of you Mitt. Readers may recall Romney had his own experience with Democrat smears when he said he had "binders full of women." Perhaps he should have left the campaign then too. Then there's McCain' extra marital affair that led to the dissolution of his first marriage. Perhaps he should resign too!

Establishment Democrats and Republicans are desperate to keep Moore and any true conservative from rocking the boat in Washington. Moore better hire a body guard as there is nothing they won't do if you get in their way. Just ask former DNC head Donna Brazile why she feared for her life!

Trump Got Royal Treatment in China and South Korea Visit

Each stop on his trip, allies and hosts are affirming their desire to work with Trump and honoring him in the process!

It must make the left livid. The world doesn't hate President Trump at all!  In fact, world leaders appear to like him much more than Obama?  Don't believe me?  I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Here's Obama forced to deplane from Air Force One in China by the back stairs. Described by one observer as being forced to "go out of the ass’ of Air Force One." This is after years of Obama kowtowing to China. That obsequious behavior was treated with contempt by the Chinese who admire strength in leadership.

Here's how Trump arrived in Beijing:

Followed by a visit to the Forbidden City with their hosts:

Then a huge welcome in Tienanmen Square:

South Korean President: Trump 'is already making America great again'

The welcome in South Korea was also grand. Dinners and ceremony were mixed with Trump's speech to the South Korea's National Assembly:

Trump's speech was Reaganesque. He talked about the ravages of war, the alliance with South Korea then drew a direct parallel to the failures of communism as observed in the North to the prosperity that comes with freedom.
TRUMP: Much of this great city of Seoul was reduced to rubble. Large portions of the country were scarred -- severely, severely hurt -- by this horrible war. The economy of this nation was demolished.

But as the entire world knows, over the next two generations something miraculous happened on the southern half of this peninsula. Family by family, city by city, the people of South Korea built this country into what is today one of the great nations of the world. And I congratulate you. (Applause.) In less than one lifetime, South Korea climbed from total devastation to among the wealthiest nations on Earth.

Today, your economy is more than 350 times larger than what it was in 1960. Trade has increased 1,900 times. Life expectancy has risen from just 53 years to more than 82 years today.
The Korean miracle extends exactly as far as the armies of free nations advanced in 1953 -- 24 miles to the north. There, it stops; it all comes to an end. Dead stop. The flourishing ends, and the prison state of North Korea sadly begins.

Workers in North Korea labor grueling hours in unbearable conditions for almost no pay. Recently, the entire working population was ordered to work for 70 days straight, or else pay for a day of rest.

Families live in homes without plumbing, and fewer than half have electricity. Parents bribe teachers in hopes of saving their sons and daughters from forced labor. More than a million North Koreans died of famine in the 1990s, and more continue to die of hunger today.

Among children under the age of five, nearly 30 percent of afflicted -- and are afflicted by stunted growth due to malnutrition. And yet, in 2012 and 2013, the regime spent an estimated $200 million -- or almost half the money that it allocated to improve living standards for its people -- to instead build even more monuments, towers, and statues to glorify its dictators.

What remains of the meager harvest of the North Korean economy is distributed according to perceived loyalty to a twisted regime. Far from valuing its people as equal citizens, this cruel dictatorship measures them, scores them, and ranks them based on the most arbitrary indications of their allegiance to the state. Those who score the highest in loyalty may live in the capital city. Those who score the lowest starve. A small infraction by one citizen, such as accidently staining a picture of the tyrant printed in a discarded newspaper, can wreck the social credit rank of his entire family for many decades.

An estimated 100,000 North Koreans suffer in gulags, toiling in forced labor, and enduring torture, starvation, rape, and murder on a constant basis.

In one known instance, a 9-year-old boy was imprisoned for 10 years because his grandfather was accused of treason. In another, a student was beaten in school for forgetting a single detail about the life of Kim Jong-un.

Soldiers have kidnapped foreigners and forced them to work as language tutors for North Korean spies.

In the part of Korea that was a stronghold for Christianity before the war, Christians and other people of faith who are found praying or holding a religious book of any kind are now detained, tortured, and in many cases, even executed.

North Korean women are forced to abort babies that are considered ethnically inferior. And if these babies are born, the newborns are murdered.

One woman’s baby born to a Chinese father was taken away in a bucket. The guards said it did not “deserve to live because it was impure.”

So why would China feel an obligation to help North Korea?

The horror of life in North Korea is so complete that citizens pay bribes to government officials to have themselves exported aboard as slaves. They would rather be slaves than live in North Korea.

To attempt to flee is a crime punishable by death. One person who escaped remarked, "When I think about it now, I was not a human being. I was more like an animal. Only after leaving North Korea did I realize what life was supposed to be."

And so, on this peninsula, we have watched the results of a tragic experiment in a laboratory of history. It is a tale of one people, but two Koreas. One Korea in which the people took control of their lives and their country, and chose a future of freedom and justice, of civilization, and incredible achievement. And another Korea in which leaders imprison their people under the banner of tyranny, fascism, and oppression. The result of this experiment are in, and they are totally conclusive.

When the Korean War began in 1950, the two Koreas were approximately equal in GDP per capita. But by the 1990s, South Korea’s wealth had surpassed North Korea's by more than 10 times. And today, the South’s economy is over 40 times larger. You started the same a short while ago, and now you're 40 times larger. You're doing something right.

Considering the misery wrought by the North Korean dictatorship, it is no surprise that it has been forced to take increasingly desperate measures to prevent its people from understanding this brutal contrast.

Because the regime fears the truth above all else, it forbids virtually all contact with the outside world. Not just my speech today, but even the most commonplace facts of South Korean life are forbidden knowledge to the North Korean people. Western and South Korean music is banned. Possession of foreign media is a crime punishable by death. Citizens spy on fellow citizens, their homes are subject to search at any time, and their every action is subject to surveillance. In place of a vibrant society, the people of North Korea are bombarded by state propaganda practically every waking hour of the day.

North Korea is a country ruled as a cult. At the center of this military cult is a deranged belief in the leader’s destiny to rule as parent protector over a conquered Korean Peninsula and an enslaved Korean people.

The more successful South Korea becomes, the more decisively you discredit the dark fantasy at the heart of the Kim regime.

In this way, the very existence of a thriving South Korean republic threatens the very survival of the North Korean dictatorship.

This city and this assembly are living proof that a free and independent Korea not only can, but does stand strong, sovereign, and proud among the nations of the world. (Applause.)
In 2005, after years of diplomacy, the dictatorship agreed to ultimately abandon its nuclear programs and return to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation. But it never did. And worse, it tested the very weapons it said it was going to give up. In 2009, the United States gave negotiations yet another chance, and offered North Korea the open hand of engagement. The regime responded by sinking a South Korean Navy ship, killing 46 Korean sailors. To this day, it continues to launch missiles over the sovereign territory of Japan and all other neighbors, test nuclear devices, and develop ICBMs to threaten the United States itself. The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past.

Today, I hope I speak not only for our countries, but for all civilized nations, when I say to the North: Do not underestimate us, and do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity, and our sacred liberty.

We did not choose to draw here, on this peninsula -- (applause) -- this magnificent peninsula -- the thin line of civilization that runs around the world and down through time. But here it was drawn, and here it remains to this day. It is the line between peace and war, between decency and depravity, between law and tyranny, between hope and total despair. It is a line that has been drawn many times, in many places, throughout history. To hold that line is a choice free nations have always had to make. We have learned together the high cost of weakness and the high stakes of its defense.

America’s men and women in uniform have given their lives in the fight against Nazism, imperialism, Communism and terrorism.

America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested America’s resolve.

Anyone who doubts the strength or determination of the United States should look to our past, and you will doubt it no longer. We will not permit America or our allies to be blackmailed or attacked. We will not allow American cities to be threatened with destruction. We will not be intimidated. And we will not let the worst atrocities in history be repeated here, on this ground, we fought and died so hard to secure. (Applause.)

That is why I have come here, to the heart of a free and flourishing Korea, with a message for the peace-loving nations of the world: The time for excuses is over. Now is the time for strength. If you want peace, you must stand strong at all times. (Applause.) The world cannot tolerate the menace of a rogue regime that threatens with nuclear devastation.
The speech deserves to be seen in it's entirety. It's a stunning contrast with the weak failed moral equivalence of the Obama years and a reiteration of the most effective formula for avoiding war: PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!

Next to Vietnam and Meeting with Putin

Trump talked tough on trade at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Vietnam. But he also found time for some meetings with other world leaders. This photo is sure to rile Trump haters:

While Trump was in Vietnam, First Lady Melania, who was a star on the red carpet at every event took some private time for a tour of the Great Wall before heading to Alaska to visit U.S. troops. Shown leaving one of the guard houses Melania walked along the ramparts:

Thus far, Trump's foreign trips have all been a tremendous success. Whether it was in Saudi Arabia, Poland or Asia the world is welcoming renewed American leadership and allies join the refrain: Make America Great Again!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Trump Election Anniversary: One Year Ago the World Changed for the Better!

Watch the full CNN broadcast if you want to relive the moment liberals loathe!

What a night that was. Watch as talking heads on CNN once certain of a Hillary victory face a new reality. They've been unhappy and unhinged ever since.

Back to this year, hysteric sore losers will take the streets to scream at the sky today as if that will help. But while they engage in yet another in a year long orgy of senseless anger and futility I'll be thinking of Henry Davis who posted this on You Tube the day after the election:

The video above is the perfect antidote to the bile being passed around on this anniversary by the hate filled left

Happy Trump Anniversary!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Photo Highlights from Trump Asia Trip: Making American Foreign Policy Great Again!

Restoring America's role as a world leader.  No more leading from behind!

At stopover in Hawaii Trump is greeted by Air Force personnel.  I guess these Airmen don't
buy the B.S. that Trump is a white supremacist!
After arriving in Japan Trump speaks to U.S. Air Force personnel at Yokota Air Base.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prides himself on having a great relationship with Trump.
Abe was the first foreign leader to meet with Trump after the election. Here the two men pose before a game of golf with hats that say "Donald and Shinxo Make Alliance Even Greater."
Trump meets with Emperor Akihito. Notice the difference in the photo below with how Obama greeted the Emperor in 2009 on his first visit to the Imperial Palace.
Obama during his world wide apology tour in 2009: A sign of bad things to come!
Melania Trump with Akie Abe, wife of Japanese Prime Minister visiting school children.
More to come as the Asian tour progresses. But isn't it great we have a President who stands up for America instead of bowing?

Thursday, November 02, 2017

New Twist in Obama/Hillary Uranium Scandal. Russians Controlled U.S. Uranium AND Exported It

Another example of how Russian influence during the Obama years is fact, not fiction!

So, we had some left wing commenters who only recently discovered Russia as a strategic threat defend the Obama/Hillary Uranium One deal. The same deal which allowed the Ruskies to corner the market on world supplies of uranium.  These Russian/Obama apologists insisted that no uranium had left the United States.  Not exactly.

From The Hill by John Solomon:
After the Obama administration approved the sale of a Canadian mining company with significant U.S. uranium reserves to a firm owned by Russia’s government, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission assured Congress and the public the new owners couldn’t export any raw nuclear fuel from America’s shores.

“No uranium produced at either facility may be exported,” the NRC declared in a November 2010 press release that announced that ARMZ, a subsidiary of the Russian state-owned Rosatom, had been approved to take ownership of the Uranium One mining firm and its American assets.

A year later, the nuclear regulator repeated the assurance in a letter to Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican in whose state Uranium One operated mines.

“Neither Uranium One Inc. nor AMRZ holds a specific NRC export license. In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the exports of uranium for use in reactor fuel,” then-NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko wrote to Barrasso.
The NRC never issued an export license to the Russian firm, a fact so engrained in the narrative of the Uranium One controversy that it showed up in The Washington Post’s official fact-checker site this week. “We have noted repeatedly that extracted uranium could not be exported by Russia without a license, which Rosatom does not have,” the Post reported on Monday, linking to the 2011 Barrasso letter.

Yet NRC memos reviewed by The Hill show that it did approve the shipment of yellowcake uranium — the raw material used to make nuclear fuel and weapons — from the Russian-owned mines in the United States to Canada in 2012 through a third party. Later, the Obama administration approved some of that uranium going all the way to Europe, government documents show.
Rather than give Rosatom a direct export license — which would have raised red flags inside a Congress already suspicious of the deal — the NRC in 2012 authorized an amendment to an existing export license for a Paducah, Ky.-based trucking firm called RSB Logistics Services Inc. to simply add Uranium One to the list of clients whose uranium it could move to Canada.

The license, reviewed by The Hill, is dated March 16, 2012, and it increased the amount of uranium ore concentrate that RSB Logistics could ship to the Cameco Corp. plant in Ontario from 7,500,000 kilograms to 12,000,000 kilograms and added Uranium One to the “other parties to Export.”
The United States actually imports the majority of the uranium it uses as fuel. In 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 24 percent of the imports came from Kazakhstan and 14 percent came from Russia.
Note that last paragraph. The Obama Administration gave Russia control of U.S. uranium and in so doing is even more dependent on Russian produced uranium. How is that wise? But it gets worse...
Government officials told The Hill that the NRC was able to amend the export license affecting Uranium One because of two other decisions previously made by the Obama administration as part of a Russian “reset” in President Obama’s first term.

First, Obama reinstated a U.S.-Russia civilian nuclear energy cooperation agreement. President George W. Bush had signed the agreement in 2008, but withdrew from it before it could take effect after Russia became involved in a military conflict with the former Soviet republic of Georgia, a U.S. ally, and after new concerns surfaced that Moscow was secretly aiding Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.

Obama re-submitted the agreement for approval by the Democrat-controlled Congress in May 2010, declaring Russia should be viewed as a friendly partner under Section 123 the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 after agreeing to a new nuclear weapons reduction deal and helping the U.S. with Iran.
The other step that allowed uranium from the Russian-controlled mines in the United States to be exported came in 2011, when the Commerce Department removed Rosatom, Uranium One’s owner, from a list of restricted companies that could not export nuclear or other sensitive materials or technologies without special approval under the Export Administration Regulations.
The Uranium One deal has been controversial since at least 2015, when The New York Times reported former President Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speech fee from a Russian bank and millions in donations to his charitable foundation from sources interested in the deal around the time the Uranium One sale was being reviewed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department and eight other federal agencies.
The entire Uranium One episode is getting a fresh look after The Hill disclosed late last month that the FBI had gathered extensive evidence in 2009 — before the mine sale was approved — that Rosatom’s main executive in the United States was engaged in a racketeering scheme that included bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering.

The probe was enabled by an undercover informant working for the FBI inside the Russian nuclear industry, court records show. But the Justice Department did not make that evidence public until 2014, long after Rosatom benefited from multiple favorable decisions from the Obama administration.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), a member of both the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees, told The Hill she would like to learn more about what the FBI knew.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) has criticized Republicans for investigating Clinton, but said on “Morning Joe” last month he has "no problem looking into" the Uranium One deal.

And Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday on CNN that he believed it was appropriate for Congress to investigate the new information.
Want to see MORE evidence of Democrats colluding with Russia? Stay tuned!
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