Tough New Russian Sanctions Package Passes in U.S. Senate with Limits on Trump

These Senate pukes can vote 97 to 2 to screw over Russia and a chance for detente, but they can’t agree on the Wall, decent healthcare for working class Americans, and so forth.

They suck.

I congratulate the 2 who voted against this abomination that shows the crafty hand of the Jew behind it.

Vox

President Donald Trump campaigned on easing tensions with Russia, arguing that it would be in America’s best interest to try warming relations with Vladimir Putin.

But Congress is looking more and more likely to stand in his way. On Wednesday, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a series of sanctions to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. The 97-2 vote approved an amendment to add the Russia sanctions to a broader bill originally drafted to pass sanctions against Iran.

That Iran sanctions bill, which now includes the Russia sanctions, is expected to come up for a vote in the Senate next week, according to a spokesperson for Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). From there, the bill still has to be approved by the House and then by President Trump to be signed into law.

If passed, the new Russia provisions would make it more difficult for Trump to relax sanctions against the country. According to a press release, the sanctions bill would also:

— Impose new sanctions on: corrupt Russian actors; those seeking to evade sanctions; those involved in serious human rights abuses; those supplying weapons to the Assad regime; those conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government; those involved in corrupt privatization of state-owned assets; and those doing business with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors.

— Allow broad new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways.

— Authorize robust assistance to strengthen democratic institutions and counter disinformation across Central and Eastern European countries that are vulnerable to Russian aggression and interference.

— Require a study on the flow of illicit finance involving Russia and a formal assessment of U.S. economic exposure to Russian state-owned entities.

It’s important to note that these sanctions haven’t passed, but Senate Democrats are optimistic Trump won’t veto them — in part because the 97-2 vote suggests that the Senate could override his veto.

“I would be very, very surprised if the president vetoes this bill. Now, he’s surprised me on a lot of things,” Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN. “I find as we get to the finish line on these bills, every administration generally joins us … so I think we’ll have the support of the administration. I’m confident about that.”

Democrats will welcome the news nonetheless. The opposition party has long feared that Trump would respond to Russian interference in the election by turning around and helping Putin. But for now, at least, Senate Republicans appear willing to tie his hands before he can reach out to Russia.

Trump Cuts $3 Million from Holocaust Museum, Jews Cry Antisemitism

“Oy vey, Schlomo. Ve is outsmarted by that Trump fellow again.

Right, Moshe. Let us cry “antisemitism.” It always works.

Better yet is ve have Congress bought and paid for. They will give us our shekels.”

The Hill via archive.fo

A bipartisan group of 64 members of Congress is demanding a reversal on $3 million in funding cuts to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum proposed in President Trump’s budget.

“In our view, the mission of the museum has never been more important, particularly as the number of anti-Semitic attacks around the world rises,” the letter to the Interior appropriations subcommittee said. “Now is not the time to cut funding for this national treasure.”

The letter, spearheaded by Reps. Stephanie Murphy, (D-Fla.), Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), John Katko, (R-N.Y.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), highlights the challenges Trump faces in cutting funds to popular programs. Trump’s budget proposal shifts $54 billion in nondefense discretionary funding to defense and proposes deep cuts to social safety net and health programs.

The reduction, which would return the museum’s budget to its 2016 level of $54 million, is roughly a 5 percent decrease.
“It is important to craft a disciplined and fiscally-responsible budget, but cutting millions of dollars in essential funding for this museum is not the appropriate course of action,” said Murphy

According to the budget proposal, the cut “will assist in meeting the President’s budget objectives, while still providing adequate funds to cover pay increases and rising costs for current services for the Museum’s facilities and collections. The decrease is achieved by reductions in staff and selected non-pay areas.”

“Attempts to cut funding for the museum are misguided, and this letter demonstrates a strong, bipartisan commitment to protecting the museum and the educational value it provides to all Americans,” said Sinema.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, the CEO of anti-Semitism watchdog group the Anti-Defamation League, said cutting the museum’s funding would me a “mistake.”

“The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is the most important American institution preserving the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and educating future generations about the importance of combating hate and bigotry,” he said, echoing the letter’s call for Congress to fully fund the museum.

The cut may play into the hands of Trump’s critics on the left, who have noted with dismay his failure to quickly distance himself from white supremacist leaders during the campaign, his White House’s failure to mention Jews in its Holocaust Memorial Day statement and statements by press secretary Sean Spicer that seemed to overlook the use of gas chambers to kill Jews.

The Jews can’t come up with $3 million in donations to cover the budget cut?

Greedy bastards.

Jewish Congressman Introduces “No TRUMP Act”

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER.

When will European-Americans learn that Jews do not represent their interests?

They enjoy stirring the pot for its own sake.

Earl Blumenauer has introduced one of the stupidist bills you’re ever going to hear of. Predominantly white Oregon has poor representation in Congress. Are they afraid to be accused of antisemitism and throw this bum out!!!

Oregon Live

Oregon’s own bowtied U.S. representative, Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), introduced an act on Thursday with an acronym that wasn’t subtle.

The bill, the No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency Act, or, the No TRUMP Act, “would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for events, overnight stays, food or other expenses at hotels owned or operated by a president or his relatives,” reported USA Today.

“Donald Trump should not be allowed to make money off the presidency,” tweeted Blumenauer Thursday after the bill was introduced.

The bill, which would impact any future president beyond Donald Trump, as well as Trump himself, comes as the issue of taxpayer dollars funding things like Melania Trump’s decision to stay at Trump Tower in New York and Eric Trump’s $97,830 business trip to Uruguay continues to grow.

USA Today points out that since the House and Senate are under Republican control and Trump has to sign legislation into law, the likelihood that the No TRUMP Act will become law is very low.

But, Blumenauer said, according to USA Today,”I think it’s entirely possible that under bizarre circumstances, the combination of public concern and political unease may grow.”

“I believe this would be broadly supported,” he added. “And if something happens that galvanizes public attention, we have something that is ready to go.”

I haven’t been able to find any updates on HR 1452. Perhaps many in Congress recognize a childish bill when they see it and have tied it up in committee.

Did James Comey Reveal that He’s NOT HUMAN During his Congressional Testimony?

FORMER FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY AS HE REALLY LOOKS?

David Icke has for decades advanced the theory that leaders in government are part of a family of nonhuman shape-shifting reptilians who can take human form.

During his Congressional testimony on Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey may have revealed that he is not human.

Read his statement and watch it in the video to help you make up your mind. Is six foot seven or eight inch Comey a nonhuman? Did he reveal the greatest secret by accident?

Jim Stone Freelance

NOBODY would say “I have had a lot of conversation with humans over the years” unless they were not human.

    Comey may have exposed a master species

Comey had a MAJOR, and I mean MAJOR freudian slip while testifying yesterday. What he said probably made David Icke’s skin crawl. Comey spoke in a way that implied “humans” were a species separate from whatever his is. People have noticed this and ran with the topic – Did Comey accidentally let the truth out about a master species that the human race is subservient to? A master species that runs the shadow government?

Whatever you think about this, it made my skin crawl and really ask the question, “what if?”

Here is the relevant portion of the transcript, in context, with the exact wording Comey used. This really could be a smoking gun.

“MCCAIN: Yeah, but I – I think it would intensely arouse my curiosity if the president of the United States said “We had that thing, you know” – I’d like to know what the hell that thing is, particularly if I’m the director of the FBI.

COMEY: Yeah, I – I get that, Senator. Honestly, I’ll tell you what – this is speculation, but what I concluded at the time is, in his memory, he was searching back to our encounter at the dinner, and was preparing himself to say, “I offered loyalty to you, you promised loyalty to me, ” and all of a sudden his memory showed him that did not happen, and I think he pulled up short.

That’s just a guess, but I – I – a lot of conversations with humans over the years.”

My comment: ???????!!!!!!!

Hmm, let’s say the equivalent – I – I – a lot of conversations with dogs over the years. A lot of conversations with birds over the years. A lot of conversations with horses over the years. A lot of conversation with humans over the years. NotOTHER PEOPLE or simply “PEOPLE”, the fact he left out the word other in relation to HUMANS, which denotes a species is really creepy. Maybe it is nothing, but I gotta say, I am shaking my head. That really is enough to make me wonder if David Icke has it right about the lizards. Quite honestly, I would not be surprised if he is right about that considering the way the shadow government is driving our civilization off a cliff. Maybe our nukes are too much for somebody’s comfort. It really may have been a classic freudian slip with Comey.

Watch Comey’s Freudian slip here. Fast forward to about the 7 minute mark and listen for the next 20 seconds or so.

The Atlantic ran an article in 2013 intending to mock the reptiiian theory, although it’s actually pretty informative.

Bankrupt Turd World Sh*thole Puerto Rico Begins Push to Become 51st U.S. State

YEAH, PUERTO RICANS ARE DEFINITELY WHITE.

Just to take a wild guess, but if Puerto Rico becomes America’s 51st state, then this country has elected its last white president. Not even a Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton could overcome the mixed race voting bloc created by Puerto Rico.

Imagine too, an entire state as safe and fiscally sound as Detroit.

Yeah, this looks like a real winning idea.

The Hill

Puerto Rico’s government is banking on a push for statehood to solve the structural issues that led to its financial crisis.

Puerto Ricans will vote Sunday to decide the territory’s status.

If statehood wins, as expected, the island will enact what’s known as the Tennessee Plan, an avenue to accession by which U.S. territories send a congressional delegation to demand to be seated in Washington.

Puerto Rico will send two senators and five representatives, chosen by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D), later this year, once the plan is put into action.

Statehood remains a long shot as many Republicans are wary of adding a 51st state that could add two Democratic senators and seven Democratic electors to the Electoral College.

Others, noting the examples of Alaska and Hawaii, both added to the union in 1959, say it can be difficult to predict how territories will vote as states.

“Those are the same people that 60 years ago said that Hawaii was going to be a super Republican state and Alaska was going to be super Democratic, and that’s why we brought them in together,” said José Fuentes Agostini, the head of Puerto Rican Republicans in the states.

The Puerto Rican Republican Party is adamantly pro-statehood. And the national Republican Party has supported statehood since the 1940s, most clearly in its 2016 platform.

“We support the right of the United States citizens of Puerto Rico to be admitted to the Union as a fully sovereign state,” the platform stated. “Once the 2012 local vote for statehood is ratified, Congress should approve an enabling act with terms for Puerto Rico’s future admission as the 51st state of the Union.”

President Trump, who angered Puerto Ricans by decrying a potential “bailout” of their financial system on the campaign trail and as president, also indicated openness to the idea.

As a candidate, he said, “The will of the Puerto Rican people in any status referendum should be considered as Congress follows through on any desired change in status for Puerto Rico, including statehood.”

Wikipedia is selling the idea that Puerto Rico would be a white state. Every Puerto Rican I’ve met has been mixed race–Indian, Spanish, and black.

JUST ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL WHITE PUERTO RICAN FAMILY.

“Liar, Leaker:” Trump Fans Breathe Sigh of Relief After Friday A.M. Tweet About Comey Breaks Two-Day Silence

Zerohedge

Trump Slams “Liar, Leaker” Comey, Claims “Total And Complete Vindication”

After an uncharacteristic two-day social media silence, in which some wondered if White House lawyers had finally taken control of Trump’s iPhone, President Trump broke a nearly two-day silence on Twitter Friday morning to slam James Comey as a “liar” and a “leaker” the day after the fired FBI director’s testimony before Congress.

In the tweet, which may be the first of many, Trump claimed “total and complete vindication” from the Senate Intel Committee hearing, in which Comey likewise accused him of “lies” and requesting the FBI end a criminal investigation.

Despite a brief statement by his private lawyer following Comey’s three hour testimony, Trump had remained silent on Twitter throughout Thursday surprising many, when much of the U.S. was glued to the TV screen, following every word in Comey’s first public comments since the president fired him early last month.

Comey said he believed Trump terminated him over the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, he also revealed that he had authorized a close friend to leak a memo to the NYT. “I didn’t do it myself for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to because I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel,” Comey said. Comey also disclosed that Loretta Lynch had exerted pressure on him during the Hillary Clinton probe.

During the highly charged hearing with the Senate Intelligence Committee, a blunt-talking Comey said that he was “confused” and “concerned” when Trump said in May that he was firing him for undermining the morale of the agency he had led since 2013.

“The administration then chose to defame me, and more importantly, the FBI by saying the organization was in disarray, that it was poorly led, that the workforce had lost confidence in its leader,” Comey said.

We now look forward to Comey’s response, as Trump appears unwilling to let it go.

Another Zerohedge article features Tucker Carlson’s concise analysis of one of the biggest news events in recent memory. In less than seven minutes, Tucker summarizes the entire Comey testimony and questioning.

There’s a lot of amateur legal analysis being posted all over the Internet in relation to Trump and Comey. Obviously, anyone can play amateur lawyer. Here are a few of the better points made in the comments at the Zerohedge pieces.

Handful of Dust froze25 Jun 9, 2017 7:18 AM
Four-Star General leane was interviewed by Cavuto yesterday and said Comey’s story is just that, a story and a lie. He does not beleive Trump said those things to Comey and the meetings did not go as Comey testifed.

Meanwhile, both Bill Bennet and Karl Rove said Comey’s admissions under oath show he should be indicted.

Another interesting fact that proves Comey hangs aorund with a sordid bunch is that the Columbia lawyer Comey gave the ino to leak to the press lives in Brooklyn Heights in THE SAME building as Lena Dunham!

Tell me that’s coincidence!

nmewn FrozenGoodz Jun 9, 2017 8:04 AM
The take aways…

Confirmation the DNC refused the FBI access to its servers, why?

The DNC then hired CrowdStrike, presumably giving them access to its servers, again why?

Lowrenta Lynch ordered Comey to change his language and a call a criminal investigation a “matter”, why?

We learned from the hapless boobs at the NYT’s there are four “past & present government officials who wish to remain anonymous.”

We learned “the leakers” only leaked what they thought damaging to Trump, not that he was never under investigation even though all senators privy to that information knew it yet said nothing.

lester1 Jun 9, 2017 7:08 AM
Jeff Sessions needs to get off his ass and appoint a special prosecutor for Loretta Lynch and James Comey and the murder investigation of DNC email leaker Seth Rich !!

Wtf are you doing Jeff ????

Thom Paine Jun 9, 2017 7:35 AM
Comey has admitted to a number of criminal acts I think.

He admitted leaking FBI information to the media

He admitted leaking FBI information to the media in order to have an effect on the country (ie a counsel)

He admitted he was concerned enough with his meeting with Trump to make a memo of it – instead of going to the DOJ as required by law

He admitted he was concerned with Lynch telling him to not use the word investigation (which was the truth) and agreeing to it, instead of resigning or reporting it.

He demonstrates that he leaked information to the media, but not the truth that Trump was not under investigation – thus showing politcal bias in his job.

There are a few crimes there that I gather the DOJ has no option but to prosecute, how can it not? Since they are also prosecuting Winner for the exact same thing?

Law professor Jonathan Turley suggests that Comey’s leaking of the FBI memo is a crime.

Full Statement by James Comey Before Senate, June 8, 2017

Chairman Burr, Ranking Member Warner, Members of the Committee. Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I was asked to testify today to describe for you my interactions with President-Elect and President Trump on subjects that I understand are of interest to you. I have not included every detail from my conversations with the President, but, to the best of my recollection, I have tried to include information that may be relevant to the Committee.

January 6 Briefing

I first met then-President-Elect Trump on Friday, January 6 in a conference room at Trump Tower in New York. I was there with other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders to brief him and his new national security team on the findings of an IC assessment concerning Russian efforts to interfere in the election. At the conclusion of that briefing, I remained alone with the President-Elect to brief him on some personally sensitive aspects of the information assembled during the assessment.

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