Jay Sekulow outlines the case [Video Here] that President Obama set-up a plan for the intelligence community to target President Trump. Specifically through the use of a lame-duck executive order, President Obama authorized multiple intelligence agencies to have access to Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) including phone call intercepts.(Via ACLJ) […] First, as the New York Times reported earlier this week, in its final days, the Obama Administration expanded the power of the National Security Agency (NSA) to share globally intercepted personal communication with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying any privacy protections. The new rules were issued under section
Comments: Largely not subject to wiretapping laws.
Too clever by half. Does President Trump have access to the means to unravel this skein all the way back to Obie?
The amateur community organizer has turned into a professional country saboteur. Perhaps it would be poetic justice to use the expanded surveillance capability he created to now follow and expose his current "shadow government" activities?
At what point does all of these treasonous and seditious crimes being committed by Ex-Dictator Obama, his lackeys, and the rest of the democrat communist party members be stopped dead in their tracks and these traitors brought before a court of real law? Enough is enough. These traitors believe that they can commit crimes with impunity and no consequences. We must imprison and if necessary invoke the death penalty against these deadly enemies of our country.
The real end game by Soros, Obama, and the democrat party communists is the overthrow of Trump and Ex-Dictator Obama being installed back into power for life..
This is a real life or death Civil War being waged in real time against us. The crucial question is how can we stop this rebellion and crush our enemies? What actions can be taken right now by us?
Dumb question here...if Obama signed the EO to permit the collection of all sorts of data by all sorts of agencies (and this in turn put data in the hands of Obama-planted leakers), why doesn´t Trump start by rescinding Obama´s EO like he has with several other Obama EOs??
Hussein-Obama has come out and said he is creating a shadow government. Why are we sitting around discussing this? His best option is a life time of prison in isolation. I like the other option but I´ll go along with the first one.
Even before Michael Anton (writing as Publius Decius Mus) published the most famous essay of the 2016 campaign season, “The Flight 93 Election,”—indeed, even before Donald Trump was considered a serious presidential contender—John Marini was formulating the arguments that would culminate in what remains the most powerful and the best affirmative case for Trump. Marini’s essay, “Donald Trump and the American Crisis” focused on the ways in which the modern administrative state has worked to subvert and circumvent the sovereignty of the American people by torturing the concept of consent of the governed and blurring all plausible lines between that consent
flurry of smartphone snapshots with a cardboard Donald Trump and blazing red “Make California Great Again” hats signaled that many of the GOP delegates at the California Republican Party convention this weekend have embraced the new president and his aggressive tactics to shift the nation to the right. But a fair number of Republicans at the event said they still harbored concerns about Trump’s divisive rhetoric, abrupt governing style and doubts about his allegiance to conservative ideals. Those voices were largely drowned out by praise from Trump loyalists and delegates, however, who said they have been impressed by the president’s policy
I watched President Trump at CPAC on Friday and thought he did a good job of explaining what he has been up to since we elected him. Then I read the press accounts of The Donald at the CPAC and I must have misunderstood. They described a speech I did not witness. From the New York Times: Trump at CPAC: Right’s Unlikely Hero Renews Attack on Press OXON HILL, Md. — President Trump intensified his slashing attack on the news media during an appearance before the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, reiterating his charge that “fake news” outlets are
Liberals Megynbated throughout the past election cycle because she dared stand up to Donald Trump. Now that he is President Trump, they are Megyn Who? McKay Coppins of Atlantic monthly did a fair piece on Tucker Carlson, who took over her prime-time slot when Megyn Kelly left the network for NBC, where she will debut in the fall. From Coppins: (Snip)He now regularly pulls in more than 3 million viewers a night — a marked improvement on the program he replaced — and he counts the commander in chief among his loyal fans.
The next chair of the Democratic National Committee is about to be selected. Democrats will vote on the new head of the DNC at the 2017 Winter DNC Meeting, which is being held in Atlanta, Georgia. Voting is expected to begin on Saturday morning, with live coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on The Democrats’ official YouTube channel. This vote takes place among the 447 members of the Democratic National Committee, and the person who receives a majority of votes will be elected chair. That sounds simple enough, but it’s made complicated by the fact that there are seven candidates in
Today in Atlanta 447 members of the Democrat National Committee will meet to vote on the next Chairperson for the DNC. The two top candidates are Representative Keith Ellison and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez. The vote will determine which path the Democrat party will choose in the next several election cycles:Will they choose the direction of Black Live Matter Islamic Socialists, the coalition of Keith Ellison; or the more traditional Limo-Liberal Moonbat Communists of Tom Perez. The latest insider discussions put the race very close. (Via Reuters) The stakes are high for a party still struggling to recover from the surprising Nov.
On Election Day, marijuana advocates and entrepreneurs were dealt two conflicting realities. On one hand, the industry appeared poised to continue its explosive growth, with eight additional states voting to legalize the drug for either recreational or medicinal use. The other lingering reality is that the presidency of Donald Trump could tighten the way the industry is regulated at a federal level. Marijuana is still a federally illegal substance.(Snip )there is a big difference between the medical use … that´s very different from the recreational use, which is something the Department of Justice will be further looking into."
Chicago’s ABC affiliate suspended a popular local sportsman for attacking both President Donald Trump and America itself on Twitter by calling Trump a “cartoon lunatic” and America “a country full of simpletons.” Long-time sportsman Mark Giangreco raised eyebrows after last Sunday’s mini tirade on Twitter, and by Thursday employer ABC-7 announced that the sportscaster was suspended saying in a statement, “Sports anchor Mark Giangreco’s Twitter comments are not in line with ABC 7 Chicago’s non-partisan editorial standards. We’ve reviewed the matter and are taking the appropriate action.” According to Chicago media blogger Robert Feder, Giangreco’s suspension starts Monday. Feder also
White House officials strongly pushed back Friday on reports that the FBI refused to publicly shoot down stories about connections between some of President Donald Trump´s associates and Russian officials.(Snip)The day after The New York Times first reported that Trump´s inner circle was in contact with Russian officials before the election, the White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, spoke with an FBI assistant director, Andrew McCabe, about the story after a White House meeting, the officials said. McCabe told Priebus he wanted him to know the Times story was "bulls---," according to the officials. Priebus said he was getting
I haven’t cared about the Oscars since 1992’s Silence of the Lambs sweep. Like, I presume, 99 percent of Takimag readers, I won’t be tuning in on Feb. 26, when one of the broadcast’s “highlights,” we’re informed, will be the choice of Best Picture presenters: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. See, this year marks the 50th anniversary of the movie that made them stars and altered the course of American cinema, and culture: Bonnie and Clyde. The subsequent 1968 Best Picture short list was such a freak show—how could anything that ghastly year be otherwise?—that it inspired an entire (fine)
The straphanger attacked by four thugs on a subway was pummeled when he told the break dancing fools not to badmouth his fiancée, he told The Post. “They were telling people, ‘Move! Give us room!’” chivalrous victim David Giaccone, 40, told the Post about the four men, all in their 20s, who boarded the southbound A train in East New York about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday. “One dancer started saying, ‘If I had a gun you would all tip me better,’” he said. (Snip)“You don’t dance for entertainment and then threaten [people] for money,” he said, adding that the quarrelsome quartet
Obviously everyone is seeing the Astroturf attendees to various Town Hall events promoted by a Very Fake News media apparatus. Everyone knows the ruse, because astroturf activism is a consistently deployed page from the Democrat’s Alinsky playbook. However, for those who might not have been as engaged in the grassroots Tea Party original activism – allow me to remind you of December 2009.The “corn-husker kickback“. The “Louisiana Purchase“. Bill Nelson’s “Gator-aid”. Do those terms ring a bell? They surfaced in late 2009 as then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was buying votes for the original Senate version of Obamacare. Leader
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, had an unfortunate turn of phrase the other day. She said it’s the mission of the press to “control exactly what people think.” My suspicion is that this was less a Freudian slip than a simple slip-up. Brzezinski was referring to her fear that President Trump may be trying to control the way people think by discrediting the media — whom he calls “enemies of the American people” — and she lost her rhetorical footing, stumbling into saying that mind control is “our job.” But the misstatement resonated with a lot of people,
An upbeat Hillary Clinton popped back into the political spotlight Friday with a three-minute address to Democrats, applauding them for being the ´resistance´ against President Donald Trump. She urged her party to ´keep fighting and keep the faith,´ while adding, ´I´ll be there right with you every step of the way.´ Clinton´s message was released in conjunction with the Democrats´ meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, where they´ll decide new Democratic National Committee leadership tomorrow. But Clinton´s frequent forays back into the limelight suggest she could still write another political chapter post-2016. She´s called out the new president several times on Twitter, writing simply ´3-0´
The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were news organizations President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN. The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News were among the other news organizations not permitted to attend.
According to an exclusive in Us Weekly, Hillary Clinton was approached about being on Dancing with the Stars‘s 24th season. The Democratic former nominee for president declined the offer, although her shimmy would have undoubtedly won her the popular vote. According to an exclusive in Us Weekly, Hillary Clinton was approached about being on Dancing with the Stars‘s 24th season. The Democratic former nominee for president declined the offer, although her shimmy would have undoubtedly won her the popular vote.
A transgender advocate struggled to answer simple questions about the science of gender identity in a discussion about former President Obama’s transgender bathroom decree Thursday on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Let’s move from the politics to the science,” Carlson said to Zac Petkanas, Democratic National Committee senior advisor, launching into a series of questions about the implications of allowing people to determine their sex. “There’s no biological anchor to sex anymore. It’s all determined by the individual,” he said. “So my obvious question for you is, how do I know if a person’s male or female? Is there some absolute standard people
On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before Columbus sailed to the Americas. The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high gables. The wooden roof, rafters and doors collapsed and rotted away long ago. Now sheep come and go at will, munching wild thyme where devout Norse Christian converts once knelt in prayer. The Vikings called this fjord Hvalsey, which means “Whale Island” in Old Norse. It was here that Sigrid Bjornsdottir wed Thorstein Olafsson on Sunday, September
Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants), and literally—including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.” Francis reiterated his second point a few days ago when he said, “Muslim terrorism does not
In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn´t ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That´s what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women´s issues" and "women´s difficulties." Trump didn´t specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."
Milo Yiannopoulos is neither a free speech martyr nor a conservative. Rather, he is a flamboyant and provocative troll. Ross Douthat accurately describes him this way: [He is] a gay cross-dressing Catholic part-Jewish Brit who likes to boast about his sexual appetite, favors "ironic" racial and misogynist humor, and not occasionally describes the president of the United States as “Daddy.” Daily Beast media columnist Lloyd Grove views him as: ... [an] embattled Donald Trump groupie and alt-right provocateur -- who usually baits African Americans, Jews, women, transgender people, and his fellow gay men at his various speaking engagements in a merry tone of
Tonight is the big night: all across the country, witches will gather to light candles and mutter incantations in hopes of evicting President Trump from the White House: "Men and women from around the world are planning to gather and cast a spell at midnight that will stop President Trump from doing harm while also possibly banishing him from office." (Snip) The idea is that these witchcraft events will continue until Trump is “driven from office.” There is a chant, too. It begins: Hear me, oh spirits / Of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air / Heavenly hosts / Demons of the infernal
Zac Petkanas, Democrat National Committee Senior Adviser, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s TV show to explain the DNC position that a persons gender is what they say it is. The argument is fraught with downstream impact, because if a person’s gender is what they say it is at any given moment in time – then there’s immediately no such thing as Sexism or gender driven ERA laws. You cannot be sued for hiring all males, because some of those males can instantaneously be women, and you’re not allowed to ask about their gender when hiring…. because it’s a protected category… see where
A group of law professors have filed a misconduct complaint against Kellyanne Conway, claiming that she violated the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys by giving false statements to the media. (Snip) The complaint states that attorneys holding public office “have a higher obligation to avoid conduct involving dishonest [sic], fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation than other lawyers.” Conway allegedly failed to live up to that obligation when she referred to a “Bowling Green Massacre” as justification for President Trump’s travel ban, even though “Ms. Conway knew there was no massacre.” The complaint also says that Conway made another false statement