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During a live Fox News segment on Sunday, Democratic supporters of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team chanted “f*** Trump” and bashed “racist” President Donald Trump following the women’s World Cup victory in France.

“F*** Trump,” cheering Americans holed up in a France bar chanted at the beginning of a live newscast.

“Now we need to win in 2020! Democrats!” screamed a man wearing an American flag-style hat, later yelling, “Get that racist out of the White House!”

“Democrats! U.S.A. Democrats!” another cheering woman shouted.

“They are very happy,” said Fox News reporter Greg Palkot. “It’s a bit of a political thing, too, as you can see.”

The women’s national team has become overtly political, particularly with respect to forward Megan Rapinoe. The star athlete protested the national anthem during the World Cup — refusing to put her hand over heart during “The Star-Spangled Banner” — as an apparent “F you” to President Trump and his administration. Rapinoe, who fashions herself a “walking protest” because of her status as a gay woman, also made waves when she told the media that there is no way she’d be going to the “f***ing White House” if invited by the president.

The team has protested an alleged gender wage gap in the sport, though the men actually get paid a lower percentage of their generated revenue than the women’s players. Following the U.S. win, the stadium crowd started an “equal pay” chant.

As highlighted by The Blaze, Irish outlet JOE.co.uk caught up with the left-wing Americans ripping the leader of the free world post-World Cup.

The fan who started the “F*** Trump” chant told JOE, “Right now I’m very embarrassed to be American.”

“I mean, I think our team really represents what America is about,” he said. “So we have diversity racially, we have an LGBTQ population represented, and that’s what Americans get behind.”

“So, I think Trump is really the old guard and it’s kind of the last grasp for them to keep power. But power should be divided amongst everyone,” the man continued.

He also described Rapinoe’s national anthem protest as brave, saying it was “definitely a risk taking a political stance” that could “alienate some fans.”

“Hopefully in 2020 there’ll be a different story, because right now, I’m very embarrassed to be American,” he added. “It’s time for people in our country to stop believing all these lies. It’s really depressing that there are those that are so uneducated that they’ll believe everything he says.”

Trump, who has said Rapinoe’s anthem protest was inappropriate, congratulated the women’s team following their win.

“Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup!” Trump wrote. “Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!”

First Lady Melanie Trump did, as well.

“Congratulations to 2019 Women’s World Cup Champions,” she tweeted.

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: U.S. Women’s Soccer Fans Chant ‘F*** Trump’ During Live Fox Newscast

Actor Jeff Daniels painted supporters of President Donald Trump and a “wing” of the Republican Party as racists (KKK comparison included) on Monday during an appearance on far-left network MSNBC. He also warned that the re-election of President Trump would be “the end of democracy.”

Daniels, who is starring in Broadway’s current production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” compared Trump’s rallies to a line from the play: “A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience.”

“That’s what I see when I look at Donald Trump’s rallies, that’s when I see the lies he’s spewing at these people, and people going, ‘I gotta believe in something,’ and he said he’d bring my manufacturing job back and he didn’t … but at the end of the day, it’s race. It’s race,” the actor claimed, according to Deadline.

Daniels then broadened it to a “wing” of the Republican Party: “This is about the Republican Party — or a wing of it — going: ‘This is our last chance to save the party. And if we don’t, it’s the end of the Republican Party.’ And the only way they can do that was to tap the race button and say, ‘Go ahead, it’s OK.’ And [Trump] did,” he said. “And they did. That was the only card they had left to play, and they played it. And they aren’t going to go quietly.”

Earlier during the sit-down, the actor called his performances on Broadways a “wake-up call” for “white liberal America.”

“You walk out there and we pin the ears back of, basically, white America. White liberal America comes in, and they go, ‘We had no idea it was that tough.’ It’s a slap in the face; it’s a wake-up call,” he said.

Daniels then compared Trump supporters to KKK members and suggested that believing they have good intentions is dangerous and enabling. Deadline reports:

[Daniels] cites a moment in the play when the KKK is coming for Finch and his daughter Scout recognizes one as their neighbor and compares it to when Daniels asked his fellow Michiganders about the 2016 election results and they said, “Yeah, isn’t it great?” He then notes how Finch’s defending his neighbors by saying, “I know these people, they’re good people,” but “he’s an apologist, he’s an enabler,” Daniels said.

“And I think there are people in the Midwest, between the coasts, who don’t know anything about this, who don’t care about this, who don’t have any time for this, who have to make a decision now,” he continued. “You have to decide whether, like Atticus, you believe that there is still compassion, decency, civility, respect for others — ‘do unto others,’ remember that? — all that stuff you guys believe in, and you still voted not for Hillary or for Trump. Where are you now?”

Then came the warning we heard far too often leading up to the 2016 election about Trump: “If the big gamble is to go all the way to November 2020 … and lose, that’s the end of democracy.”

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Daily Wire: WATCH: Jeff Daniels Compares Trump Supporters To KKK, Claims Democracy Will ‘End’ If Trump Re-Elected

On Monday evening, the White House announced that President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to a former United States Army lieutenant who was convicted of killing a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist in 2009.

Army 1st Lieutenant Michael Behenna was sentenced to 25 years in prison for unpremeditated murder in a combat zone by a military court in 2009, but was later paroled. According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, Trump “found Behenna ‘entirely deserving’ of a pardon.”

As noted in a report from The Washington Post, two soldiers and friends of Behenna were killed in a roadside explosion in 2008. An intelligence report later found that then-Iraqi operative Ali Mansur — the man Behenna would later kill — likely helped in organizing the explosion that murdered his battlefield compatriots.

After Mansur was interrogated and freed due to lack of conclusive evidence, Behenna sought to interrogate Mansur without authorization. “During the interrogation, Behenna shot Mr. Mansur in the head and chest,” reported The New York Times. The lieutenant left the suspected terrorist’s body in the remote area without telling anyone; Iraqi police found a dead Mansur the following day.

According to Behenna, he acted in self-defense against Mansur when Mansur threw a chunk of concrete at the lieutenant and reached for his handgun.

As reported by Fox News, Behenna’s parents claimed in 2018 that “the prosecution failed to disclose that their own expert’s analysis supported their son’s version of events. The expert felt so strongly that he reached out to the Behennas about his findings.”

“After judgment, however, the U.S. Army’s highest appellate court noted concern about how the trial court had handled Mr. Behenna’s claim of self-defense,” said White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders in the statement regarding the pardon, according to CNN.

“Additionally, the Army Clemency and Parole Board reduced his sentence to 15 years and paroled him as soon as he was eligible in 2014 — just 5 years into his sentence,” she added.

Sanders also cited “broad support” for Mr. Behenna “from the military, Oklahoma elected officials, and the public.” According to Fox News, that support included “37 generals and admirals, along with a former Pentagon inspector general” all vouching for Behenna. The press secretary also noted that the former soldier was a “model prisoner” while serving his time behind bars.

President Trump has offered nearly a dozen pardons since his election in 2016. According to the Department of Justice, other pardons include former Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, and ranchers Dwight Hammond Jr. and his son Steven Hammond.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Trump Grants Full Pardon To Ex-Army Soldier Convicted Of Killing Suspected Al-Qaeda Terrorist

On Thursday, Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook, Inc.) permanently banned “dangerous individuals and organizations” from their platforms. Infowars founder Alex Jones, self-described investigative journalist Laura Loomer, Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson, provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan were among those included in the de-platforming.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” a statement from a Facebook representative said, according to The New York Times. “The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

As highlighted by The Washington Examiner, the mainstream media went out of their way to label Farrakhan as a “far-right leader” when reporting the censorship:

The New York Times, the Washington Post, Politico, and the Atlantic were among news organizations that used this description of Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam and a virulent anti-Semite who has long been associated with left-wing politics. After receiving almost immediate criticism for the “right-wing” characterization on social media, outlets scrambled their articles.

Watson, one of the only purged personalities who still maintains a Twitter account, reacted to the act of censorship in a series of tweets. “Reports are true. I have been banned by Facebook. Was given no reason. I broke none of their rules,” he wrote. “In an authoritarian society controlled by a handful of Silicon Valley giants, all dissent must be purged.”

Watson suggested Loomer was contemplating suicide over the de-platforming. “Laura Loomer is now basically making thinly veiled suicide threats because of the way she has been treated. And many on here will laugh. Yet we’re the ‘hateful’ ones. OK,” Watson wrote. “I hope Laura is going to be fine; her friends should check on her.”

Jones had his Twitter account permanently banned in September after he confronted a CNN reporter about his de-platforming from other tech companies, CNBC reported at the time: “The ban appears to be related to a heated exchange between Jones and a CNN reporter Wednesday, which Jones live streamed on the Twitter-owned video service Periscope. Jones ranted at the reporter, as well as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, following back-to-back congressional hearings where Dorsey addressed online election meddling, as well as accusations of political bias and conservative censorship on the platform.”

Twitter said in a statement that they “took this action based on new reports of Tweets and videos … that violate our abusive behavior policy, in addition to the accounts’ past violations.”

As Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro noted in August, soon after Apple, Facebook, and YouTube decided to remove content from Infowars in an apparently coordinated effort, the censorship “is a problem.”

“It’s a problem because these policies are extraordinarily vague,” he wrote. “These policies aren’t merely designed to crack down on speech openly advocating or threatening violence, or containing obscenity. These policies are deliberately unclear as well as political.”

Shapiro underscored how so-called “hate speech” is completely subjective:

What, for example, constitutes “hate speech”? Much of what Jones and his employees say is absolutely rotten pig excrement, but there’s no definition of hate speech that has a limiting principle. Is it “using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender” to state that transgender people suffer from a mental disorder? Or that they are not in fact members of the gender to which they claim membership? What constitutes “hate speech” when discussing the relationship between radical Islam and terrorism? None of this has been made clear.

“How exactly are we supposed to trust in free and open debate when those setting the limits are openly setting them up with embedded double-standards?” Shapiro asked. “The answer is, we don’t. Trust in social media is declining nearly as fast as trust in media overall. There’s a reason for that. And it’s not because social media tolerates voices like Jones. It’s because they don’t tolerate voices like Jones while tolerating voices who are just as bad on the political Left – and they show no signs of limiting their censorship to Alex Jones.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Facebook, Instagram Ban ‘Dangerous’ Figures: Alex Jones, Laura Loomer, Paul Joseph Watson

Former CNN contributor Symone Sanders does not want white people leading the Democrat Party. Or, at least she used to feel that way.

Sanders was just tapped to serve as a senior advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden, who announced his long-expected 2020 presidential run on Thursday. Of course, if Biden has any success, he, a white male, would be the nominee of the Democratic Party.

But after President Donald Trump took office in 2016, Sanders said during a CNN segment that “we don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now,” noted The Washington Examiner.

Sanders added, “The Democratic Party is diverse, and it should be reflected as so in our leadership and throughout the staff at the highest levels from the vice chairs to the secretaries all the way down to the people working in the offices at the DNC.”

Biden is apparently the exception. And so too was Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), whom Sanders served as press secretary during his 2016 presidential run.

When serving as a CNN contributor, Sanders has turned heads on occasion for her social justice-themed commentary.

In October 2017, for example, Sanders suggested white people have no right to comment on the controversial kneeling protests in the NFL. “White people do not get to tell blacks folks or anybody else what is an acceptable form of protest,” she said, as The Daily Wire reported.

And last summer, Sanders said politicos calling for civility “might need to check their privilege.”

“It seems possible, I’m just reading the tea leaves here, that the White House would rather talk about Sarah Sanders being a victim, kicked out of this restaurant, asked to leave this restaurant, than the 2,500 children taken from their parents at the border,” CNN’s Jake Tapper said to Sanders, as previously reported by The Daily Wire.

“Absolutely,” the radical pundit agreed. “They’re using the bully pulpit and I think Sarah Huckabee Sanders thinks she’s Rosa Parks in this situation, and she’s absolutely not. Look, I definitely don’t want anyone coming up to me and putting me out the Shake Shack.”

“But, there is something to be said about the folks calling for civility might need to check their privilege,” Sanders added. “Where is the civility in the press briefing room, Jake? Where is the civility at the border for these children?”

Biden announced his candidacy on Thursday with a racially-charged video, castigating President Donald Trump as a defender of white supremacists.

As noted by The Daily Wire’s James Barrett, Biden’s announcement video “features a reference to Trump saying there were ‘very fine people on both sides’ following the Charlottesville Confederate monument protests that erupted in violence and resulted in a white supremacist plowing into and killing a peaceful liberal protester. Trump critics say the president was specifically defending white nationalists, while his defenders say he was generally referencing those protesting the removal of Confederate monuments. Amid backlash for his initial response, Trump went on to specifically denounce white supremacy.”

“In that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I’d seen in my lifetime,” Biden says in the video. “Trump must be stopped in 2020,” he added, or “he will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are.”

This post has been updated to reflect that Symone Sanders is a former CNN contributor, and not a current contributor for the network as originally stated.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: OOPS: Biden’s Latest Hire Doesn’t Want White People Leading The Democratic Party

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump unloaded on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her most recent defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Trump posted a brutal video of Rep. Omar on Friday that condemned the Democrat for her controversial remarks concerning the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans.

Under mounting pressure from vocal freshman Democrats, Pelosi demanded that the president take down the video, which she claimed was “dangerous.”

“Before Nancy, who has lost all control of Congress and is getting nothing done, decides to defend her leader, Rep. Omar, she should look at the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel and ungrateful U.S. HATE statements Omar has made,” Trump fired back on Twitter Monday morning.

“She is out of control, except for her control of Nancy!” the president pointedly added.

In a tweet posted Sunday, Pelosi called Trump’s video on Omar “dangerous” and a threat to Omar’s safety. She also demanded that Trump remove the tweet from social media.

“[Donald Trump’s] dangerous video must be taken down. I have spoken with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Rep. [Ilhan Omar], her family & her staff. They will continue to monitor & address the threats she faces,” she wrote.

The day before Pelosi’s tweet directed at Trump, the Democrat tried to condemn both Omar and the president.

“The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack,” she posted to social media on Saturday.

“As we visit our troops in Stuttgart to thank them and be briefed by them, we honor our first responsibility as leaders to protect and defend the American people. It is wrong for the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to fan the flames to make anyone less safe,” Pelosi added.

It seems Pelosi offered her harsher condemnation of Trump only after Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) publicly criticized Democratic leadership for allegedly using younger Democrats as tokens for diversity.

“They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse. However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us,” Tlaib posted.

Here is the video that Trump tweeted concerning Omar:

Omar made the controversial 9/11 comments last month while giving a speech at an event for the controversial Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“Here’s the truth. For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” Rep. Omar said at the CAIR event, according to MarketWatch.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Trump Unloads On Nancy Pelosi: Ilhan Omar Owns You!

On Tuesday, conservative firebrand Candace Owens ripped into Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu (CA) for playing a clip of past comments she made about nationalism and Adolf Hitler, which Owens says were purposefully taken out of context.

Lieu, who’s one of the media’s favorite anti-Trump #Resistance heroes, played the controversial clip of Owens discussing nationalism and Hitler during the House Judiciary Committee hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism. “I’m going to let her own words talk,” said the California Rep. before playing the audio from his cellphone.

“When we say ‘nationalism,’ the first thing people think about — at least in America — is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK then, fine. The problem is, he had dreams outside of Germany,” Owens is heard saying in the recording.

When the conservative was given a chance to respond to Lieu, she accused the Democrat of taking her remarks out of context to create a false narrative.

“I think it’s pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip in its entirety. He purposefully presented an extracted clip,” Owens said, before Democratic House Chairman Jerry Nadler, a Democrat, interjected to falsely accuse her of calling Mr. Lieu “stupid.”

“I didn’t refer to him as stupid. That’s not what I said. That’s not what I said at all. You didn’t listen to what I said,” responded Owens. “As I said, [Lieu] is assuming that black people will not pursue the full two-hour clip.”

“You didn’t hear the question that was asked of me,” she continued. “He’s trying to present that I was launching a defense of Hitler in Germany, when, in fact, the question that was asked of me was pertaining to whether or not I believed in nationalism and that nationalism was bad. And what I responded to was that I do not believe that we should be characterizing Hitler as a nationalist. He was a homicidal psychopathic maniac that killed his own people. A nationalist would not kill their own people.”

“That is exactly what I was referring to in the clip, and he purposely wanted to give you a cut-up, similar to what they do to Donald Trump to create a different narrative,” Owens said. “That was unbelievably dishonest, and he did not allow me to respond to it, which is worrisome and to tell you a lot about where people are today in terms of trying to drug-up narratives.”

The “Blexit” founder said she was “offended” by the insinuation that she would defend Hitler.

“By the way, I would like to also add that I work for Prager University, which is run by [Dennis Prager, who is] an orthodox Jew,” she noted. “Not a single Democrat showed up to the embassy opening in Jerusalem. I sat on a plane for 18 hours to make sure that I was there. I am deeply offended by the insinuation, of revealing that clip without the question that was asked of me.”

The Turning Point USA director also criticized Democrats’ faux concern about rising “white nationalism” in the United States. “The hearing today is not about white nationalism or hate crimes. It’s about fear mongering, power and control,” she said.

Owens later added that Democrats called the hearing “because they believe that if it wasn’t for social media, voices like mine would never exist, that my movement ‘Blexit,’ which is inspiring black Americans to leave the Democrat Party, would have never come about.”

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Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: WATCH: Candace Owens Wrecks Dem Rep. Ted Lieu After He Plays ‘Hitler’ Comments On Cellphone

Members of the Roswell, New Mexico City Council voted Thursday to make their jurisdiction a de facto “sanctuary city for the unborn.”

“The City Council of Roswell, New Mexico passed a resolution Thursday declaring its jurisdiction to be in support of ‘fetal life,’ something local pro-life activists say makes Roswell a ‘sanctuary city for the unborn,'” reported LifeSiteNews. “In a seven-to-one vote, with one council member abstaining, the City Council passed Resolution 19-28, which declares ‘that innocent human life, including fetal life, must always be protected and that Society must protect those who cannot protect themselves.’”

The resolution expressly “honors the rights of healthcare providers to object on moral grounds to performing abortions and opposes any regulation or law seeking to violate that right.”

So-called “sanctuary cities” for illegal immigrants have become a pet project of the Left in recent years; such jurisdictions shield illegal immigrant criminals from federal authorities. In such likeness, the city of Roswell fashioned their area a “sanctuary” for the most vulnerable in our society: the voiceless unborn.

As reported by Roswell Daily Record, Councilor Angela Moore spoke on Thursday to offer personal testimony in support of the resolution. Moore became pregnant with twins as a teen; resisting the pressure to abort, she carried and delivered the babies and gave them up for adoption.

“And was it difficult? Yes, but my point about this is that you have the option — and that’s why I agreed to adding to this,” she said. “The information on adoption is expensive and all that … (adoption) it was an option of choice that we have as women. So this is a sad situation, that we’ve come to a place where they don’t think a life is a life, but at that age, I don’t think I knew any better. And until someone gave me a choice, an option, I thought that was my only option and so this is an important situation for me …”

Citizen Molly Boyles also spoke in support of the resolution. “Here in the United States, we have severe penalties for destroying eagle eggs or turtle eggs, but human children in the womb, with a heartbeat with feelings are being dismembered and killed,” she said. “I’m very happy to hear that the bill did not pass, but I do think that it would be a great thing for a city to declare that we believe in the sanctity of life …”

The Roswell declaration comes in the wake of extremist abortion-till-birth legislation popping up across the country. For example, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, recently signed a bill which allows for the murder of the unborn up to the moment of birth for essentially any reason, loosens the restriction on who can perform abortions, and strips the murder of the unborn — even the wanted unborn — from the state’s penal code.

A similar bill in Rhode Island is currently making its way through the legislature, and sitting Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia seemingly endorsed infanticide, or abortion post-birth, during a radio interview.

The New Mexico Senate recently rejected House Bill 51, which would have forced doctors with moral objections to perform abortions and stripped sections of the penal code which criminalize abortions.

As noted by LifeSiteNews, “New Mexico is home to an infamous late-term abortion facility, Southwestern Women’s Options, and has some of the loosest abortion laws in the country. Southwestern Women’s Options commits abortions throughout the third trimester of pregnancy.”

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: U.S. City Declares Itself A ‘Sanctuary City For The Unborn’

President Donald Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and former “fixer” Michael Cohen reportedly met with the team of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) for a stunning ten hours before appearing before the House Intelligence Committee in February. The “unusual” meetings, as described by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has the GOP further questioning if Cohen was coached for the hearing.

According to Fox News, Cohen told House investigators that Schiff’s staffers “traveled to New York at least four times to meet with him for over 10 hours immediately before last month’s high-profile public testimony.”

The report backs Cohen’s comments on February 27, when the disbarred lawyer admitted to Rep. Jordan that he had spoken with Schiff “about topics that were going to be raised at the upcoming hearing” prior to giving his testimony.

Reacting to the Fox report on Friday, Jordan categorized the meetings as “unusual” and suggested coordination on behalf of the Democrats.

“There’s always, Bill [Hemmer], a little bit of interaction with the witness prior to a hearing. But 10 hours, several trips to his location in New York, that is very unusual. Particularly when we asked for a deposition and weren’t given that opportunity,” Jordan said, appearing on “America’s Newsroom.”

“They did 10 hours of preparations with the witness and he came into Congress and still lied to us,” he added.

Schiff has denied such claims. “The extent of my contact was just inviting him to testify and also trying to allay his concerns about the President’s threats against him and his family, but our staff certainly sat down to interview him and that’s what you do in any credible investigation,” the Democrat claimed on CBS’ “Face The Nation.”

“And that takes 10 hours?” Jordan mocked. “I think the average person is saying ‘wait a minute, there’s something else going on here.’”

Jordan also accused Lanny Davis, Cohen’s attorney, of “choreographing” the partisan hearing.

“Understand what took place here. Lanny Davis coordinated and choreographed this whole thing,” said the Republican. “He told our staff, ‘I planned this hearing, I picked this committee, I had to persuade Michael Cohen to do it.’ Maybe most importantly he said ‘I had to persuade chairman Cummings to do it.’”

Davis has been described by The Washington Post as the “ultimate Clinton loyalist.” The Post reported:

For much of his adult life, [Davis] has fashioned himself as a Clinton warrior, serving as White House counsel during Bill’s early crises and as a surrogate for Hillary’s presidential campaigns. In February, Hillary Clinton attended a party celebrating the release of Davis’s book “The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency.” Now he has been handed a chance to help vanquish the man who defeated her in 2016, the man who led his rally crowds to chant “lock her up.

As reported by The Washington Examiner, Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) sent a letter Wednesday to Cohen’s team demanding answers to questions concerning pre-hearing meetings:

Turner asked if Cohen had any contact “with Democratic Members or Democratic staff … prior to his appearances before House and Senate committees last week.”

“These questions are important for the public to understand whether or not they were watching witness testimony, a public hearing, or well-rehearsed theater,” Turner wrote.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Cohen Met With Team Schiff For TEN HOURS Before Hearing. Jim Jordan Has Questions.

National Review contributor and podcast host Luke Thompson was suspended from Twitter last month after drawing attention to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listing her boyfriend Riley Roberts as a staff member in the House of Representatives email directory, potentially drawing a taxpayer-funded salary. Ocasio-Cortez and her office denied that Roberts is on staff (although he is listed as such) and drawing a salary. The truth is still very much unclear.

Thompson has not let the apparently targeted suspension deter him, though. On Wednesday, Thompson laid out potential swampy corruption from supposed swamp-hating Ocasio-Cortez.

According to Thompson, the Democrat’s wealthy benefactor named Saikat Chakrabarti may have funneled PAC payments over the legal limit to her boyfriend in order to fund her campaign. Now, Chakrabarti is serving as Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff.

“A rich guy used a PAC to pay [Ocasio-Cortez’s] boyfriend $6,000 when her campaign was running out of money. After AOC won, she gave that rich guy a job in her office. Follow me on a journey,” Thompson posted Wednesday.

“While Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign was paying an organization for ‘strategic consulting,’ a PAC affiliated with that organization was paying just under a third of that amount to her boyfriend. At the time her campaign was running low on funds. She would later hire the wealthy founder of this organization to be her chief of staff once she was elected to Congress,” a report from The Blaze summed up. “If the payments from the PAC to her boyfriend were meant to keep her campaign afloat, they were $1,000 over the legal limit for PAC donations in a calendar year.”

Breaking down what looks to be swamp-like behavior, Thompson reports that Chakrabarti, who’s now Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, at the start of 2017 created Brand New Congress, which works as a PAC (political action committee) and an LLC.

“This is a clever way to try to make running for office easier and to place a lot of small bets on a lot of insurgent candidates and hope for a few lucky wins. And that pretty much seems to be what happened,” wrote Thompson.

Ocasio-Cortez paid Brand New Congress LLC for said “strategic consulting” (totaling $18,880.14) like any other campaign would, noted Thompson. But, atypically, he said, “Brand New Congress PAC turned around and paid her boyfriend as a ‘marketing consultant.'”

“Indeed, while Brand New Congress PAC’s ten largest expenditures were paid to Brand New Congress LLC for ‘strategic consulting,’ a sum that totaled $261,165.20 over the course of the campaign, its eleventh and twelfth largest expenditures were paid to Riley Roberts,” he explained (emphasis added).

On August 8, Brand New Congress PAC paid $3,000 to Roberts; on August 27, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign paid $6,191.32 to Brand New Congress LLC, he reports. Thompson notes that a month later, “Brand New Congress PAC then turned around and paid Riley Roberts another $3,000.”

“At the beginning of October, more than four months into her campaign, AOC’s fundraising had been anemic. Excluding an in-kind contribution from Chakrabarti, she’d raised only $3,032.75 but had already spent $27,591.27 — more than half of which she’d paid to Chakrabarti’s Brand New Congress LLC,” said Thompson. “By the end of 2017 she’d spent $37,249.94 but raised only $8,361.03.”

Thompson suggests either Ocasio-Cortez or her boyfriend “was fronting the necessary cash.”

“Chakrabarti was effectively reimbursing AOC for a third of her expenses with Brand New Congress LLC, perhaps so that she would stay in the race despite her mounting debt,” he said. “The shadiness of the whole business may also explain why Roberts lists his residence as Arizona for the expenditure, rather than New York. Roberts is from Arizona, but was living in New York with AOC. His other contributions to her campaign, both cash and in-kind, list New York as his residence.”

Thompson concludes: “When AOC won, she then hired Chakrabarti, her strategist/patron, as her Chief of Staff. Taking money from a rich guy, trying to hide it by passing it through a PAC, and then giving her benefactor a government job. That’s definitely unethical and potentially illegal. Chakrabarti may have made an illegal campaign contribution in excess of federal limits.”

Moreover, as noted by The Blaze, Ocasio-Cortez’s current communications director is Corbin Trent. He was formerly the communications director for Justice Democrats; Justice Democrats is a PAC tied to Brand New Congress that was created by Chakrabarti and The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur.

FEC filings show “Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign paid Justice Democrats $2,626.32 on November 1, 2017, for ‘strategic consulting,'” notes The Blaze. As shown on Open Secrets, a site exposing so-called dark money, Justice Democrats donated $5,000 to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign.

“Ocasio-Cortez shunned corporate PACs, but her campaign accepted $10,000 from two progressive PACs: MoveOn.org and Justice Democrats. Both PACs contributed $5,000 each to Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign,” notes Open Secrets.

Author: Amanda Prestigiacomo

Source: Dailywire: Report: AOC’s Chief Of Staff May Have Funneled Money To Her Boyfriend Through PAC

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