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Trump: Mueller And Comey’s BFF Status ‘Very Bothersome’

President Trump told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt in a Fox and Friends interview scheduled to air Friday that he is bothered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s close relationship with fired FBI Director James Comey.

When asked of Mueller should recuse himself, Trump stated “Well he’s very, very good friends with Comey which is very bothersome… We’re going to have to see.”

As Radio Host Mark Levin pointed out last week:

John Legato is a former deep cover FBI special agent – and he writes that Comey and Muellertheir families have vacationed together, have had picnics together, hours spent at the office together, had a few cocktails after work. So Mueller can’t possibly be impartial here. Not when he’s very close friends with a key witness.

The point is this – he’s not independent

Hatchet Job

Trump also made mention of the four democrat-supporting attorneys Mueller has hired for the investigation.

“There’s been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that… So we’ll have to see. I can say that the people that’ve been hired [by Mueller] were all Hillary Clinton supporters.” -Donald Trump

Something Newt Gingrich tweeted about on June 12:

Michael Dreeben – donated to Obama and Clinton

Jeannie Rhee – deputy assist AG, Wilmer Hale, Donated to DNC, Obama, Clinton

James Quarles – asst. special prosecutor, Wilmer Hale, long history of Dem donations, Clinton

Andrew Weissman – oversees fraud at Justice. Donated six times to Obama PACs as well as DNC in 2006

Levin also noted “He’s [Mueller] not looking into any of the financial relationships between the Clinton Foundation and Russia. Any of the violations of the espionage act by Hillary Clinton and if the Russians got a hold of any of those emails. Mr. Comey nicely and neatly closed that investigation.”

No Investigation!

Trump Attorney Jon Sekulow has been making the rounds to defend the President, telling a testy Chris Wallace that James Comey himself said Trump was “not a target or subject of investigation.”

“There has been no notification from the special counsel’s office that the president is under investigation… I can’t imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it.”

Sekulow then went on Hannity yesterday to suggest that James Comey should be the one under investigation for leaking a classified memo created after a meeting with President Trump.

Trump’s interview with Fox and Friends airs on Friday.

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Trump: Mueller And Comey’s BFF Status ‘Very Bothersome’

President Trump told Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt in a Fox and Friends interview scheduled to air Friday that he is bothered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s close relationship with fired FBI Director James Comey.

When asked of Mueller should recuse himself, Trump stated “Well he’s very, very good friends with Comey which is very bothersome… We’re going to have to see.”

As Radio Host Mark Levin pointed out last week:

John Legato is a former deep cover FBI special agent – and he writes that Comey and Muellertheir families have vacationed together, have had picnics together, hours spent at the office together, had a few cocktails after work. So Mueller can’t possibly be impartial here. Not when he’s very close friends with a key witness.

The point is this – he’s not independent

Hatchet Job

Trump also made mention of the four democrat-supporting attorneys Mueller has hired for the investigation.

“There’s been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that… So we’ll have to see. I can say that the people that’ve been hired [by Mueller] were all Hillary Clinton supporters.” -Donald Trump

Something Newt Gingrich tweeted about on June 12:

Michael Dreeben – donated to Obama and Clinton

Jeannie Rhee – deputy assist AG, Wilmer Hale, Donated to DNC, Obama, Clinton

James Quarles – asst. special prosecutor, Wilmer Hale, long history of Dem donations, Clinton

Andrew Weissman – oversees fraud at Justice. Donated six times to Obama PACs as well as DNC in 2006

Levin also noted “He’s [Muellernot looking into any of the financial relationships between the Clinton Foundation and Russia. Any of the violations of the espionage act by Hillary Clinton and if the Russians got a hold of any of those emails. Mr. Comey nicely and neatly closed that investigation.”

No Investigation!

Trump Attorney Jon Sekulow has been making the rounds to defend the President, telling a testy Chris Wallace that James Comey himself said Trump was “not a target or subject of investigation.”

“There has been no notification from the special counsel’s office that the president is under investigation… I can’t imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it.”

Sekulow then went on Hannity yesterday to suggest that James Comey should be the one under investigation for leaking a classified memo created after a meeting with President Trump.

Trump’s interview with Fox and Friends airs on Friday.

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AUDIO: Jason Chaffetz Plays Death Threat For Fox & Friends – “Prepare For The Battle Motherf***er”

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) appeared on Fox & Friends on Thursday where he played a death threat from March which was left on his office voicemail stating that Chaffetz would be lynched.

“Hey Jason Chaffetz—I suggest you prepare for the battle, motherf***er, and the apocalypse,” the caller yelled. “Because we are going to hunt your ass down, wrap a rope around your neck, and hang you from a lamppost!”

The man who left the voicemail has been arrested, according to freebeacon.com.

Chaffetz, former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee who announced his sudden retirement from politics in April to spend more time with family, told Fox & Friends that he wants more done to protect members of congress from potential violence, and that death threats are a common occurrence for lawmakers which go mostly uninvestigated. The retiring Congressman mentioned a separate incident in which a man threatened to slit Chaffetz’s throat.

“There has got to be better ways to protect members of Congress,” said Chaffetz.

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Would-Be Bangladeshi Rapist Stabbed By Italian Girl Scout In Rome

A 28 year old refugee from Bangladesh was stabbed in the leg with a box cutter while he attempted to rape a 16 year old Italian girl scout on her way home from Rome on Tuesday night.

According to il Giornale.it, Officers investigating the case said the man reported that the girl scout attacked him – pulling a the box cutter from her purse before stabbing him in the Rome suburb of Monte Gennaro. Police caught the man while he was trying to escape over a bridge, and he is being held by authorities.

Long Distance

What exactly is a Bengali national doing in Rome, over 4,500 miles (7300 km) away from his home country? Why, money of course! According to the Dhaka Tribune, an average of 30-40 Bangladeshis per day illegally cross the Mediterranean via Libya, Egypt, and Turkey.

According to the Italian Ministry of Interior’s statistics, Bangladesh is just behind Nigeria as the single largest point of origin for migrants arriving by sea.

2017’s first 100 days saw 4,645 Bangladeshis illegally arrive in Italy. Over the same period of time in 2016, only there were only three Bangladeshis making the same trip.

In 2016, a record high 8,131 Bangladeshi national were registered by authorities at landing points in Italy. In the first 120 days of 2017, 4,645 Bangladeshi have already been registered, 60% of last year’s total.

According to the site, it costs between $3,000 – $3500 dollars (200k Bangladeshi Taka) to traffic a person from Bangladesh to Libya, before heading over to Italy via Istanbul, Turkey, Sudan or Egypt.

A Libya-based Bangladeshi diplomat, asking to remain unnamed, said that even he was questioned by immigration officials at Dhaka, Istanbul and Tripoli. But he was surprised to see that small groups of Bangladeshis were completely ignored by officials at the very same airports.

He said: “The illegal Bangladeshis coming to Libya are treated better than VIPs!”

According to him, the smuggled Bangladeshis can be easily identified by the Libyan traffickers wait with Bangladeshi traffickers at the airport to receive the new visitors.

The new groups are identified by their caps, or at times their t-shirts.

Free Money!

Italy’s taxpayers provide refugees with 35 euros / day for meals and shelter, as well as $2.50 / day for walking around money. The liberal Italian government has also made it extremely attractive to enter the country:

In October 2013, Italy’s previous unelected government, which like the current one was left-wing, ordered the Italian navy to search for and rescue all boat people in the Sicilian channel and beyond. This hugely expensive operation — ‘Mare Nostrum’ — ran until October last year and rescued nearly 190,000 people. The Italian government took this decision after a migrant boat sank with the loss of 360 lives 500 yards from an idyllic beach on the island of Lampedusa, once a resort of choice for the right-on rich.

The same left-wing Italian government also took the extraordinary step of decriminalising illegal immigration, which means among other things that none of the boat people are arrested once on dry land. –Spectator.co.uk

How nice…

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BREAKING: Former State Dept And CIA Employee Arrested, Charged With Federal Espionage

A former State Department employee was arrested Thursday and charged with espionage for allegedly transmitting Top Secret and Secret documents to a Chinese government agent, according to an affidavit filed with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, VA.

Kevin Mallory, 60, of Leesburg is a self-employed consultant who speaks fluent Chinese. Court filings show that Mallory was an Army veteran who worked as a special agent for U.S. State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service from 1987 to 1990. Since then, Mallory has worked for various government agencies and defense contractors, maintaining a Top Secret security clearance. The Washington Post reports that Mallory was also an employee of the CIA.

Mallory faces life in prison under the federal Espionage Act, and could qualify for the death penalty if certain conditions are met.

According to court filings, Mallory traveled to Shanghai in April and was stopped by Customs agents at O’Hare Airport in Chicago after failing to report $16,500 in cash in his carry-on bags. A month later, FBI agents interviewed Mallory – who told them that he met with two people from a Chinese think tank that he now suspects were Chinese intelligence agents.

The suspected operatives gave Mallory a “special communications device” to securely transmit documents, which he claimed was only used to transmit two unclassified “white papers” on U.S. policy matters.

However, when FBI forensics searched the device, they found several other documents which Mallory believed to have been deleted, according to the affidavit. One message from Mallory to the suspected Chinese agent read “your object is to gain information, and my object is to be paid.” The Chinese agent’s response was reportedly “my current object is to make sure your security and try to reimburse you.”

Upon further analysis of the device, investigators found four classified documents – three of which were designated as Top Secret. According to the affidavit, Mallory was asked why some of the information at the top and bottom of certain pages was redacted – to which the alleged U.S. spy responded that it was to conceal the “Top Secret” designation so that “Unless read in detail, it appeared like a simple note,” along with an assurance that the information was valuable.

Mallory appeared in court on Thursday wearing a gray tank top and black athletic shorts, and requested a court-appointed attorney. He was ordered held pending a Friday afternoon detention hearing.

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Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow Tells Hannity That James Comey Should Be Investigated

Trump Attorney Jay Sekulow went on Sean Hannity’s show yesterday where he made the case for investigating James Comey based on the now infamous leaked memo of his private conversation with President Trump – the basis for FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the President and his team.

Sekulow pointed out that Comey was using government equipment to transport, store, and transmit his notes from his meeting with the President.

What’s the one thing we know for sure? James Comey leaked information that he got on a meeting with the President of the United States…

I want that to be very clear. He’s taking notes, he puts the notes in after and he gets into his car and writes these notes down. He takes those notes and puts them into his government car, into his government computer, into his government desk, which he then leaked from his government desk to his friend at the Columbia University law school.

Violation of the law, clearly… The investigation should be James Comey.

Comey has stated that his notes are personal property, not subject to rules pertaining to classified material.

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On Sunday, Sekulow told NBC’s Chuck Todd that President Trump is “not afraid of the investigation – there is no investigation. There is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period.”

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Trump Floats Plans To Install Solar Panels On Mexico Border Wall, Uninstall Welfare For New Immigrants

President Trump drew applause at a Wednesday rally in Cedar Rapids, Ohio, when he publicly revealed plans to attach solar panels to his controversial southern border wall project.  Trump had previously pitched the solar wall to congressional republicans in a June 6 meeting.

We’re thinking about building the wall as a solar wall, so it creates energy and pays for itself. –Donald J. Trump

While discussing the merits of the project, Trump mused:

Think of it – the higher it goes, the more valuable it is!

The wall – a core promise made by Trump throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, is intended to stem the flow of drugs and illegal immigration into the United States. Candidate Trump repeatedly claimed that Mexico would pay for the wall, however when it came time to discuss details after the election, Mexican leaders pushed back fiercely. In response, Trump suggested that the United States would pay for the wall upfront and find ways of extracting payment from Mexico later.

Trump pointed out that by attaching solar panels to the wall, “Mexico will have to pay much less money – and that’s good, right?”

Marketing to Liberals 101- In what’s sure to keep left leaning fact checkers snarking away into the night, President Trump claimed the solar panels were his idea – a statement that’s pure bait for petty pundits like Rachel Maddow, who will inform her dwindling audience that plans for solar have ackchually been included in several designs submitted to the Department of Homeland Security by over 200 companies since the project was announced. Once Maddow fans smugly scoff at the incorrect statement, the fact that Trump is building a green, earth-friendly solar wall be the message which reaches liberal hearts and minds – especially in swing states – counteracting some of the outrage over the ‘injustice’ of forcing illegal immigrants to get in line and legally reside in the United States.

To that end – during the rally, Trump said he favored legislation which would block welfare benefits for new immigrants for at least five years.

“The time has come for new immigration rules which say that those seeking admission into our country must be able to support themselves financially, and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years”

Green energy and sustainable, legal immigrants? I like it!

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Democrats Go After Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Pending Russia Probe

House Democrats are gunning for Jared Kushner’s security clearance until the completion of the Russia investigation, citing concerns over contacts with Russian officials the Trump advisor and Presidential son-in-law reportedly failed to disclose.

Ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote in a letter to White House chief of staff Reince Preibus;

“When there are credible allegations that employees may be unfit to continue accessing classified information, security clearances are supposed to be suspended while the allegations are investigated.”

“Mr. Kushner reportedly failed to disclose contacts with dozens of foreign officials on his security clearance application.”

Included in the letter is a demand by Democrats on the Oversight Committee for copies of Kushner’s security clearance application and for “all documents and communications referring or relating to Mr. Kushner’s contacts or communications with Russian government officials or business representatives.”

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Considering Kushner’s r0le as a senior advisor to the President and a key player in Middle East peace negotiations, he would ostensibly have access to highly sensitive information. And while FBI special counsel Robert Mueller hasn’t formally identified Kushner as a person of interest in his probe into Russian meddling in US Politics, the Washington Post reported that a ‘senior advisor’ to the President was under investigation – which was subsequently identified as Jared Kushner by New York magazine, GQ, and Huffington Post contributor Yashar Ali.

As iBankCoin reported six days ago, Kushner may be in a sticky situation over meetings with Russian government and banking officials during a time in which the Kushner family sought financing for a $1.8 billion office building on Fifth Avenue in New York.

The White House has said that the subsequent meeting with the banker was a pre-inauguration diplomatic encounter, unrelated to business matters. The Russian bank, Vnesheconombank, which has been the subject of U.S. sanctions following Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has said the session was held for business reasons because of Kushner’s role as head of his family’s real estate company. –WaPo

More recently, Kushner came under fire for reportedly trying to establish a diplomatic ‘back channel’ with Russia.

Hopefully Kushner will be cleared soon in Mueller’s FBI investigation… until then, it appears he’s a huge liability – as he seems to be the only remaining member of Trump’s team at this point who justifies the existence of the Russia probe.

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Michael Moore Chews Up DNC Over Georgia Loss – ‘Get a Friggin’ Clue’

Michael Moore has once again opened his proverbial pie-hole after Democrat Jon Ossoff had his clock cleaned by Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s special election Tuesday.

Moore, whose infamous speech from his anti-Trump propaganda movie Trumpland accidentally helped Trump win the election, had harsh words for Democrats, who he told to ‘get a friggin’ clue.’

Maybe Moore can give another cool speech to ‘help’ Democrats during the next election?

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Days After Killing US Tourist, N. Korea Willing To Halt Nuke And Missile Tests

Days after North Korea released U.S. tourist Otto Warmbier with “extensive loss of [brain] tissue” who died shortly after his return to the United States, Kim Jong Un offered a conditional moratorium on his country’s nuclear and missile tests, reports Yonhap News.

Reaction to the death of Otto Warmbier

While it is unclear if Pyongyang’s offer to back off testing new munitions has anything to do with the death of the U.S. Tourist, the timing suggests the two are correlated.

As NBC notes: “The president is going to have to do something — and it’s going to have to go well beyond condolences that he gave yesterday and a condemnation of North Korea,” said Gordon Chang, a Daily Beast columnist and author of “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World.” “He needs to make clear to North Korea and other regimes that there will be a severe cost for harming an American.”

North Korea’s demands

Kim Jong Un has said he will agree to a moratorium on North Korea’s missile and nuclear testing programs if certain demands are met – primarily, that the United States halt joint military drills with South Korea, which Pyongyang has called a ‘rehersal for invasion.’

South Korea’s new President Moon Jae-in told CBS that Seoul has no plans to scale back exercises with Washington, despite a S. Korean advisor’s remarks in Washington to the contrary in exchange for N. Korea freezing it’s development programs.

Moratorium redux

Pyongyang’s offer to halt the development of weapons isn’t their first. In 2012, North Korea agreed to a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests, as well as freeze it’s uranium-enrichment facilities in exchange for 240,000 tons of food aid from the United States. Unfortunately, this agreement terminated less than two months later when N. Korea made an unsuccessful attempt to launch what it claims was an ‘earth observation’ satellite into space – a move which S. Korea and others called a cover for testing a ballistic missile.

As ZeroHedge reports, In recent years, North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests and dozens of missile tests as it seeks to develop a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile capable of hitting the U.S. Despite sanctions and pressure, North Korea has repeatedly vowed to further develop its missile and nuclear weapons program, viewing it as a deterrent against what it claims is Washington’s hostile policy against it.

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