A new report on a government spying operation conducted by partisan bureaucrats should outrage and scare Americans everywhere. It shows what can happen when, as the report says, partisans “weaponize” a government agency and use its powers to advance “political goals.”
Americans already have seen that when federal bureaucrats such as Lois Lerner or Samantha Power do that with the fearsome power of the IRS and our intelligence agencies, we face a threat to our liberty and the democratic process that is unparalleled in our history.
The 88-page report by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel details the notorious “John Doe” investigations that went after almost every conservative, nonprofit organization in Wisconsin (the state chapter of Club for Growth among them) for supposed violations of campaign finance laws.
Read more by Hans von Spakovsky at DailySignal.com
The transcript accompanying the latest undercover Planned Parenthood video has an employee of the group admit she finds it “fun” to dissect fetuses for their organs and would “enjoy” the opportunity to do it on behalf of fetal tissue purchasers.
The exchange isn’t included in the 15-minute edited video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), but is instead buried deep in the 119-page transcript accompanying it (a full-footage version of the video hasn’t been released yet). In the exchange, Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, admits she and her co-worker would find it enjoyable if a tissue buyer wanted them to dissect dead fetuses for parts.
Read more by Blake Neff at DailyCaller.com
It has been 10 days since Democrats received the glorious news that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley would require Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to explain their meeting with Russian operators at Trump Tower last year. The left was salivating at the prospect of watching two Trump insiders being grilled about Russian “collusion” under the klieg lights.
Yet Democrats now have meekly and noiselessly retreated, agreeing to let both men speak to the committee in private. Why would they so suddenly be willing to let go of this moment of political opportunity?
Read more by Kimberley A. Strassel, The Wall Street Journal, at foxnews.com
Barack Obama trafficked guns to Mexican drug lords, secretly delivered pallets filled with billions in cash to Iran’s America/Jew-hating mullahs, left four Americans to die in Benghazi and then lied about it, allowed his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to exchange government favors for hundreds of millions of dollars slushed into the Clinton Foundation, sic’d his IRS on everyday, law-abiding Americans, and used a trillion dollars in “stimulus” funds to pay off his cronies, like those behind a boondoggle called Solyndra.
And all along, over eight terrible years, our media did a whole lot more than just let Obama get away with it. . . .
Read more by John Nolte at dailywire.com
This is stunningly interesting and hopefully will be picked up by MSM and congressional investigators.
Sometimes when a person is deep inside an echo-chamber of like-minded ideologues, they might not realize what they’re saying is rather revealing to those on the outside. That’s the set up for former Obama administration official Evelyn Farkas (Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense) appearing on MSNBC and admitting first hand knowledge the Obama administration spied on candidate and president-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to gather “intelligence” for political use.
Read more at theconservativetreehouse.com
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Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state?
Read more by John Kass at ChicagoTribune.com
A top aide to Hillary Clinton fed questions to a senator before a crucial hearing about her role in the Benghazi terrorist attack, freshly-released emails show.
The 2013 message from Clinton’s communications advisor Philippe Reines says that the team ‘wired it’ so that Democratic senator Robert Menendez would ask about two topics Clinton wanted to answer – which he duly did.
Read more by Freya Berry at DailyMail.co.uk
Are you tired of being lied to yet?
My guess is no… because Americans seem to have developed an infinite capacity for patience with a federal government that is increasingly mettlesome, mendacious and menacing.
Don’t care about the IRS being used to target and silence people because of their political persuasion? Unconcerned about a president who chooses to ignore laws he doesn’t like and who illegally invents laws that are convenient to his agenda? Slept through the invasion of illegal aliens that was sponsored and funded by the Border Patrol and Justice Department? Can’t be bothered to ask why carriers of the dreadful Ebola virus are being transported from Africa to various hospitals across the United States?
You are not alone. Literally millions of American citizens just like you have decided that as long as they have the necessities of life — good football on Sunday afternoons, Facebook (or Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter) on their cellphones, and an Obamacare ID card in their pocketbooks — they don’t need to take an active interest in something as remote and monolithic as the federal bureaucracy. That’s someone else’s job, isn’t it?
Well, no. It’s not. It’s actually the duty of any citizen. As Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1800, “It behooves our citizens to be on their guard, to be firm in their principles, and full of confidence in themselves. We are able to preserve our self-government if we will but think so.”
Read more by Frank Miele at Daily Inter Lake
Where does media bias come from?
Anyone who really wanted to know had that question answered when much of the media took a break from attacking Trump to attack the Associated Press. What does the AP have in common with Trump? Both were hurting Hillary Clinton’s chances to score payoffs from dictators, arms dealers and tycoons with terrorist ties for the next four to eight years.
The Associated Press got in trouble with the rest of the media for digging up dirt on the Clinton Foundation. Instead of just repeating the usual Clinton denials, it actually ran the numbers and noted that more than half the “ordinary folks” who got meetings with her had donated to her Foundation.
Read more by Daniel Greenfield at FrontPageMag.com