TOM FITTON ON FIRE! “The 448 Page Smear Operation” Against President Trump “Was Mueller’s Last Abuse of Power” (VIDEO)

Judicial Watch founder and president Tom Fitton went on with Lou Dobbs Tonight to discuss the Mueller Report and the exoneration of President Donald Trump.


He pegged the deep state Mueller Report for being the garbage hit piece that it was intended to be.

Tom Fitton: Well I’m both happy that the president’s been vindicated once again. We already knew there was no collusion, Lou. But I’m outraged that there was this 448 page smear operation against him. And you can see why the left was desperate to keep AG Barr under wraps and to suppress and actually try to stop press conferences… The Mueller team, I’m convinced, just wanted to drop this 448 report on him, innuendo, fake legal analysis, and Barr wasn’t going to let him do that… This president is attacked in this report for defending himself… The suggestion from Mueller is well that could be obstruction of justice, potentially. Don’t tweet at me because I’ll put you in jail.

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Lieberman and Ridge: Measles Outbreak a Threat to National Security 

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge penned an op-ed published Tuesday in USA Today that warned the measles outbreak is using resources that could be vital should the United States face even more serious threats such as a disease pandemic or a bioterrorism attack.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Monday that 555 cases of measles had been confirmed in 20 states — an outbreak only second to the highest number of cases reported in 2014 when 667 cases were reported for the entire year.

The disease was officially eliminated in the United States in 2000 and its reemergence in recent years is connected to global travel and the non-vaccinated population.

Lieberman and Ridge’s commentary begins with some chilling statistics:

A devastating infectious disease pandemic could kill more people than nuclear war. Just 100 years ago, the Spanish flu killed 50 to 100 million people. Life-threatening diseases continue to place us at great risk. Ten years ago, it was H1N1 influenza. Today, it is the measles.

The authors noted that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency because of the high rate of measles infections in his state:

This reemergence of measles teaches us two things. First, our public health system needs additional resources if it is to control the occurrence and spread of disease throughout the nation.

Second, since local governments — including New York City — are having to spend their limited public health resources to contain diseases like measles, they will not be sufficiently prepared for large-scale biological events such as a bioterrorist attack or an infectious disease pandemic. If measles draws down New York’s resources now, the city will be less able to withstand the next major biological event. Devastation could be vast and swift, followed quickly by an impact on the national economy that we cannot afford.

The commentary includes information about a report produced by a panel they co-chaired, the Holding the Line on Biodefense: State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Reinforcements Needed.

“We found that basic public health preparedness, detection, response and recovery infrastructure varies widely throughout the United States, meaning that the entire nation could be at higher risk for biological events,” the authors wrote. “Localities struggling with diseases are immediately vulnerable, but so, too, are those who live in bordering states and close-by territories.”

Lieberman and Ridge compared fighting these kinds of health battles to war.

“We need a strategy to fight that war, which means the federal government needs to get on with the business of implementing the National Biodefense Strategy that our panel recommended four years ago, and which the Trump administration issued last fall,” the authors wrote.

Lieberman and Ridge also called for the establishment of an emergency medical system, assessment of “real-time pharmacy readiness,” making hospitals prepared to respond to everything from “naturally occurring outbreaks” to “large-scale biological attacks,” development of laboratory networks, and increased funding for public health emergency readiness, response, and recovery.

“We also need state, local, tribal, territorial and federal elected officials to make addressing the biological threat before events occur one of their highest priorities,” the authors wrote.

Lieberman and Ridge called the measles outbreak “particularly troubling” because of the availability of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent it.

“We cannot afford to ignore the lessons that measles, Ebola, pandemic influenza, plague, Zika, and other diseases have been teaching us — and continue to teach us — about our vulnerabilities,” the authors wrote.

Or, they warned, “those vulnerabilities to biological events could overcome our national ability to respond and recover.”

Now is the time, they concluded, to prepare for “what we know will one day come.”

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Yankees Ditch Kate Smith’s Rendition of ‘God Bless America’ Due to Her Racist Songs

The New York Yankees have decided to no longer play a 1939 version of God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch, due to concerns raised over other racist songs the performer sang in the past.

Over the last 18 years, the Yankees have played Kate Smith’s rendition of God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch. However, this season the Yankees stopped playing that version and began playing other versions. The reason, the Daily News reports, is because the Yankees learned that Smith had also sung several racist songs in the past.

According to the Daily News:

Smith was a famous singer before and during WWII who recorded the offensive jingle, “Pickaninny Heaven,” which she directed at “colored children” who should fantasize about an amazing place with “great big watermelons,” among other treats. She shot a video for that song that takes place in an orphanage for black children, and much of the imagery is startlingly racist. She also recorded, “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” which included the lyrics, “Someone had to pick the cotton. … That’s why darkies were born.”

Smith, who died in 1986, endorsed the “Mammy Doll” in 1939, which was based on a racist caricature of a black woman in the same vein as Aunt Jemima.

The Yankees are investigating these claims and there are some conflicting notions regarding the song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born,” in particular, because it was considered satire at the time and recorded with African-American artist Paul Robeson. Still, her shocking lyrics from 1939 are neither humorous nor ironic in 2019 — and the Yankees acted swiftly.

The Yankees released a statement on their decision to ditch the song:

The Yankees have been made aware of a recording that had been previously unknown to us and decided to immediately and carefully review this new information. The Yankees take social, racial and cultural insensitivities very seriously. And while no final conclusions have been made, we are erring on the side of sensitivity.

The regular playing of God Bless America became a staple at Yankees games following the attacks of September 11th.

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Hah-Hah! Ronna McDaniel SCORCHES Mad Maxine Waters After Mueller Report Exonerates Trump

Ronna McDaniel went scorched earth on Mad Maxine Waters on Thursday after President Trump was exonerated by Attorney General Bill Barr and the Mueller Report.

McDaniel posted a Washington Free Beacon video collage of Maxine Waters accusing President Trump of colluding with Vlad Putin to steal an election.

McDaniel ends her tweet with this on Mad Maxine: She’s an absolute disgrace and has no credibility.

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Illegal Alien Charged With Killing Father Of 10 In Drunk Driving Crash

Came in as a teen under Obama. Via Star Tribune: A 19-year-old man has been charged with felony drunken driving for striking another car in St. Paul last week and killing the other driver, according to charges. Jose O. Vasquez-Guillen, of St. Paul, was charged Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court with criminal vehicular homicide […]

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Gallup: Number of Americans who are members of a church is in steep decline, at 80-year low

It’s an 80-year low only because that’s when the subject first began being polled. In reality today’s percentage of church members is almost certainly the lowest in American history.

This may help explain why a Catholic priest’s mention of “the body of Christ” this week somehow ended up being translated by the New York Times into “a statue of Jesus.” They probably had no frame of reference.

That’s some graph. Normally with data related to matters of religious belief you’d expect to see a gradual slope downward, possibly starting in the 1960s. Not here. Church membership is cruising along steadily for 60 years — and then, in 1998 or so, something happens. Twenty years later, the share of church members across the population is down 20 points. At that rate you’d expect Americans to have completely given up membership in churches by 2070 or so.

Causation is complicated, Gallup notes: “A sharp increase in the proportion of the population with no religious affiliation, a decline in church membership among those who do have a religious preference, and low levels of church membership among millennials are all contributing to the accelerating trend.” Churches are losing members in part because religions are losing members — but even people who do belong to a particular faith are less likely to belong to a particular church. What gives?

My theory for any ominous social trend that began in the late 1990s is that it must be the farking Internet, which seems goofy at first blush here but less so upon reflection. The Internet may have no direct bearing on religious devotion but it does bear directly on people’s ability to replace real-world communities with virtual ones. If you’re satisfying your need to belong by participating in some online group, you may feel less need to join civic organizations, starting with your local church. Civic groups have also been experiencing membership decline for years, most dramatically and probably not coincidentally among younger adults — the sort of people more likely to spend longer hours on the Internet.

That is, it’s not necessarily a decline in religious belief that’s driving the decline in church membership, although no doubt that’s contributing. It’s the decline in real-world community of all sorts. How much of a coincidence can it be that loneliness in teenagers rose 50 percent between 2012 and 2017 as smartphones proliferated and social media became even more ubiquitous? Online communities don’t provide the same sense of meaningful companionship as real ones do, but they’re much easier to join and participate in. The bad supplants the good.

One potential flaw in my theory is that America’s “social capital” began dropping long before 1998. Robert Putnam famously diagnosed the problem in 1995 in “Bowling Alone.” Per Gallup’s numbers, churches were surprisingly resilient in retaining members even as other civic groups were apparently hemorrhaging them. But the flaw isn’t irreconcilable with the Internet theory of causation: It may be that Americans who had already severed ties with more secular groups like Kiwanis required a stronger cultural jolt to sever a bond as thick as religious community. The Internet ended up providing it. And now church membership is catching up to declining membership everywhere else.

Some demographic data for you. The first column shows the percentage of church members in each group from 1998-2000 and the second column shows the percentage from 2016-18. The third column shows the change between the two:

Obviously the Internet doesn’t explain everything. If it did, there wouldn’t be a single-digit decline among Republicans versus a 23-point decline(!) among Democrats, to the point where church members are now a minority of the party. Religiosity matters here.

Speaking of which, although men and women have each seen double-digit declines in church membership, the effect is more severe among men. Just 47 percent now count themselves as church members, i.e. a clear majority of an entire gender no longer belongs to a local religious community. And men are more likely to be Republican than women are, remember. If being right-wing were more closely tied to religious faith, we shouldn’t see numbers like these. What we’re getting here is a hint of a Trumpier, less Christian GOP. It makes sense that the president, at least at the time of his candidacy in 2015, wasn’t a member of a church either.

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Police: Previously Deported Illegal Alien Raped, Sex Trafficked Teen Girl

A previously deported illegal alien has been accused of raping, kidnapping, and sex trafficking a teenage girl in Ohio, law enforcement officials say.

According to the Ohio State Patrol, state trooper Mitch Ross pulled over 33-year-old illegal alien Juan Carlos Morales-Pedraza, from Mexico, who had a 15-year-old girl in the car with him.

Law enforcement officials said they confirmed that the illegal alien had allegedly kidnapped, raped, and was sex trafficking the teenage girl from New Jersey to Chicago.

Police said that the illegal alien forced the teen to perform sex acts on him and that she had been listed as missing in a national database.

Morales-Pedraza was previously deported from the U.S. but reentered illegally at an unknown time. The illegal alien has been charged with abduction and is currently being held at the Lucas County Jail in Ohio.

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Trump’s DHS Releases 12,500 Illegal Aliens into U.S. in One Week

Over the last week, President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a total of about 12,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States, federal data confirms.

According to catch and release totals obtained by Breitbart News, DHS has released about 12,500 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. over a nine-day period between April 9 and April 17. At this rate, DHS is releasing more than 1,300 border crossers and illegal aliens every day into the country.

The catch and release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities and dropping them off with the promise that they will show up for their immigration and asylum hearings, sometimes years later. The overwhelming majority of border crossers and illegal aliens are never deported from the country once they are released into the U.S.

In the last week, alone, nearly 6,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the El Paso, Texas, area, and about 3,500 have been released into the San Antonio, Texas, region.

The catch and release policy carried out by DHS, in recent months, has inundated and overwhelmed border regions of the country so much that in Yuma, Arizona, this week, Mayor Douglas Nicholls declared an emergency, citing a lack of public resources to deal with the release of thousands of migrants into the community.

Since December 21, 2018, a total of 146,000 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the interior of the U.S. At current illegal immigration levels, the country is on pace to admit between one to 1.5 million. Should the Trump administration continue to mass-release border crossers and illegal aliens into the country, there could potentially be nearly 490,000 released by the end of the year.

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Teen In Bangladesh Allegedly Sexually Harassed By Her Headmaster. She’s Burned To Death After Reporting It.

In late March, a 19-year-old girl in Bangladesh told police that the headmaster at her madrassah had sexually harassed her, prompting his arrest. After the video of her statement was leaked to social media, she was burned to death on the roof of her school by a group of people, some of whom she identified as fellow students before she died.

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Ben Carson and HUD Are Reportedly About To Shut the Door on Illegals Gaming the System

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Ben Carson and HUD Are Reportedly About To Shut the Door on Illegals Gaming the System

Ben CarsonJacqueline Larma / APIn this file photo, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson watches a video presentation at the Philadelphia Housing Authority on Thursday Feb. 14, 2019 in Philadelphia. Carson was in Philadelphia to announce the awarding of $74 million in grants to hundreds of public housing authorities across the country. (Jacqueline Larma / AP)

Perhaps just as impactful as illegal migration across our nation’s porous southern border is the manner in which some of those illegal aliens proceed to game the system.

Once across the border, some illegal immigrants take advantage of taxpayer-funded government benefits that are intended solely for American citizens.

Accordingly — and in line with President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy — some government departments and agencies are looking closely for ways in which they can change certain rules or close various loopholes to stop this exploitation.

The Daily Caller reported exclusively that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, led by Secretary Ben Carson, is one of those departments aiming to prevent ineligible illegal aliens from further taking advantage of benefits designed for citizens and certain classes of eligible non-citizens.

According to Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act, first passed into law in 1980, most non-citizens were prohibited from applying for and obtaining federal financial housing assistance.

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By virtue of “mixed family” households that include both citizens or eligible non-citizens as well as ineligible illegal aliens, the prohibition has been skirted by some. Consequently, there are illegal aliens that inappropriately receive federal housing subsidies.

The HUD department is expected to produce a proposal in the near future which would crack down on that particular loophole.

Such a proposal would make sure that anyone who is not eligible to receive federal benefits cannot even live in households that do receive those benefits — even if that individual is not the direct recipient.

This proposal would reportedly bring ineligible illegal aliens’ exploitation of benefits to an end by forcing all households receiving such benefits — particularly those households where illegal aliens reside — to either comply with the new rule or vacate the subsidized housing unit entirely.

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HUD will use what is called the SAVE program — Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements — to screen all subsidy-receiving households for compliance.

In other words, every household that receives benefits will have to prove that each family member residing in the household is either a U.S. citizen or a legal non-citizen who falls into one of the various categories of eligibility.

Should any of the benefit-receiving households be found to not be in compliance, and one or more family members do not qualify as eligible, then there is an appeals process that can be pursued.

Ultimately, however, federal assistance will cease if the non-compliance is not rectified.

This new proposal would seem to be 100 percent in line with the Trump administration’s “America First” policy.

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It is worth noting that, according to HUD statistics, there are estimated to be millions of eligible American citizens who are currently stuck on waiting lists for housing subsidies simply because there are not enough resources available to the department to process and provide benefits to all who are eligible.

In other words, already limited resources for deserving citizens have been stretched even thinner by illegal aliens and their enablers who have figured out how to game the system — leaving some citizens out in the cold.

That particular sentiment was ironically posited by liberal actress/singer Cher in a recent tweet — and subsequently retweeted by President Trump in hilarious fashion — after Trump had suggested sending all detained illegal migrants to live in sanctuary cities.

Trump’s suggestion sparked a hypocritical “not in my backyard” response from many Democrats.

“This proposal gets to the whole point Cher was making in her tweet that the President retweeted. We’ve got our own people to house and we need to take care of our citizens,” an unnamed Trump administration official told The Daily Caller.

“Because of past loopholes in HUD guidance, illegal aliens were able to live in free public housing desperately needed by so many of our own citizens. As illegal aliens attempt to swarm our borders, we’re sending the message that you can’t live off of American welfare on the taxpayers’ dime,” the official added.

As Cher aptly noted in her tweet, there’s an overwhelming number of American citizens in dire need of assistance, some of whom are left wanting as limited resources are taken by illegal aliens that don’t deserve them.

Cracking down on the exploitation of federal benefits by illegal aliens will help go a long way toward being able to adequately provide for our own citizens in need.

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