Subversive Congressmen Condemn Alt-Right While Totally Ignoring Antifa

American Senator Ted Cruz, an alleged conservative, but in reality a wolf in sheep’s clothing, took to Twitter on Saturday to denounce the alt-right, while remaining silent about the violence in Charlottesville created by the leftist/anarchist antifa.

Twitter Right noticed:

The liberal press noticed approvingly:

The Hill

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called on the Department of Justice to investigate a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. that turned violent and left three dead and dozens injured.

“The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, ant-semitism, and hatred that they propagate,” Cruz said in a statement.

Microchip went on a Tweetstorm, mocking Cruz and calling out the other subversive, antiwhite Congressmen.

Ridicule:

The other subversives in an infographic:

More:

Here’s a list of RINO cheap politicians for us to destroy:

Ted Cruz is a (((puppet.))) He proves it over and over again.

Exactly how we punish the antiwhite Republicans is unclear. A good start would be to field credible opposition candidates and then nuke people like Cruz with the truth about their mind games.

Senators Unveil Two Bipartisan Bills To Block Trump Firing Mueller

CORRUPT ROBERT MUELLER IS SITTING IN THE CATBIRD SEAT.

Probably less than one percent of Congress is not beholden to the New World Order. Thus, the bills described below will sail through Congress, with some pols voting no to make it look like the process is legit.

The problem for Donald Trump is that if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller it will make him look guilty. Mueller is in the catbird seat. He smells as bad as an old dishrag but the press constantly pushes the idea that he’s beyond reproach. That’s fake news for you.

Zerohedge

Two separate bills – both with bipartisan backing from two Senate Judiciary Committee members – are being put forth to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s job. As NBC News reports, the new legislation aims to ensure the integrity of current and future independent investigations, and “ensuring that the special counsel cannot be removed improperly is critical to the integrity of his investigation.”

As a reminder, Mueller was appointed as special counsel following Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. Mueller, who was Comey’s predecessor as FBI director, has assembled a team of prosecutors and lawyers with experience in financial fraud, national security and organized crime to investigate contacts between Moscow and the Trump campaign.

NBC News notes that Trump has been critical of Mueller since his appointment, and the president’s legal team is looking into potential conflicts surrounding the team Mueller has hired, including the backgrounds of members and political contributions by some members of his team to Hillary Clinton. He has also publicly warned Mueller that he would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family’s finances.

However, Mueller has strong support on Capitol Hill.

And now, as NBC reports, two bills are being unveiled – from within the Senate Juduciary Committee – blocking a president from firing any special counsel, without a federal judge’s approval if the president or his Administration is the center of the investigation.

Bill 1.

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware plan to introduce the legislation Thursday. The bill would allow any special counsel for the Department of Justice to challenge his or her removal in court, with a review by a three-judge panel within 14 days of the challenge.

“It is critical that special counsels have the independence and resources they need to lead investigations,” Tillis said in a statement. “A back-end judicial review process to prevent unmerited removals of special counsels not only helps to ensure their investigatory independence, but also reaffirms our nation’s system of check and balances.”

“Ensuring that the special counsel cannot be removed improperly is critical to the integrity of his investigation,” Coons said.

Bill 2.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, another member of the judiciary panel, said last week that he was working on a similar bill that would prevent the firing of a special counsel without judicial review. Graham said then that firing Mueller “would precipitate a firestorm that would be unprecedented in proportions.”

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is also working on Graham’s legislation, according to Booker’s office. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has yet to signal support for either measure.

So the difference is Tillis-Coons bill is ‘reactive’ – once the firing has taken place, it can be challenged; where as the Graham-Booker bill is pre-emptive – forcing the decision to fire a special prosecutor to a Federal judge (as a reminder, only the attorney general or the most senior Justice Department official in charge of the matter can actually fire the special counsel).

These bills had been generally expected.

We look forward to Trump’s tweet-sponse to all of this, though it is kind of ironic that the only thing that brings the two sides of the aisle together is wanting to control Trump…

The Deep State is closing in on Trump. In all honesty, he doesn’t have any wiggle room left at this point. All he has is we the people. I don’t know if we’re up to the job.

Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to US sanctions

PUTIN: GET OUT, AMERICANS.

The (((Deep State))) has shown its hand and the president is folding. Russian president Vladimir Putin is retaliating. Peacefully for now.

President Donald Trump ought to veto the Congressional sanctions bill even though he will be accused of being a Russian spy for doing so.

Then, after Congress passes it again, he should challenge the legality of the act in the federal courts.

Obviously, a significant number of the so-called diplomats expelled from Russia are really CIA operatives, aka spies. In a sense, Putin is draining his swamp by expelling them.

Fox News

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that 755 U.S. diplomats will be expelled from Russia by Sept. 1, according to an interview on Russian television.

The expulsions had been announced Friday in response to a new law passed in Congress that expanded sanctions, but Sunday’s statement was the first time a large number of Americans were confirmed as involved.

It was “a regrettable and uncalled for act,” a State Department official told The Associated Press. Earlier, a State Department official told Fox News, “It is our policy to not comment on the number of individuals serving at our missions abroad.”

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it is ordering the U.S. Embassy to reduce the number of embassy and consular employees in the country to 455.

“I decided it is time for us to show: We do not intend to leave U.S. actions unanswered,” said Putin, according to Interfax News Agency.

The U.S. has taken an “unprovoked step towards worsening bilateral relations,” Putin added.

He also said that Russia could consider other options in response to the U.S., but that he hoped it would not come down to that.

Putin noted the recent creation of a de-escalation zone in southern Syria as one example of how the countries have worked together.

However, in terms of general relations, Putin said: “We have waited long enough, hoping that the situation would perhaps change for the better. But it seems that even if the situation is changing, it’s not for anytime soon.”

The new American sanctions were in retaliation both for Russia’s takeover of Crimea in 2014 and Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 presidential election.

I guess World War III will also be in response to “Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.”

Israel gets what Israel wants, and Israel wants Russia out of Syria.

Maybe the line of thinking expressed below was a little too optimistic:

Trump Threatens to End “Insurance BAILOUTS” for Insurers and Congress

Probably no legislation in recent American history has been more misnamed than the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

We don’t need to argue over whether the ACA was designed to fail in order to create a single-payer system. Nancy Pelosi admitted at the time that no one in Congress knew what was in the act. It may have been designed to fail and at the same time enrich the insurance companies.

One in every five dollars in America is spent on “healthcare,” but not really. Most of that spending goes to bean counters and administrators, not into taking care of patient needs, according to Karl Denniger, who speaks more common sense about the subject than anyone I know.

Denninger on McCain backtracking on his promise to vote for repeal of Obamacare:

I remind you that John McCain does not have to live with the results of Obamacare. He never did. Nor did anyone else in the House or Senate, because despite a provision being inserted into the original Bill that forced Congress to live under Obamacare’s rules President Obama directed OPM to illegally subsidize members’ insurance and their staff. He had no legal authority to do that but he did it anyway.

I also remind you that President Trump has not rescinded this unlawful order.

Never mind that McCain is going to be dead within a year or so anyway; that’s reality given his condition. And frankly, given what he and the rest of Congress have done with regard to Health Care over the last three decades I will not be sad when he goes. In fact I may drink a couple of celebratory adult beverages.

Meanwhile, Trump enemy Senator Lindsay Graham has met with the president to propose a federal block grant program for the states in place of Obamacare. The Obamacare repeal and replace drama ain’t over until the fat lady sings.

Zerohedge

With the Senate having failed to repeal Obamacare, after a critical “Nay” vote by John McCain crushed Trump’s biggest campaign promise shortly after midnight on Thursday, Trump is plans to kill Obamacare slowly, and this time he has vowed to take insurance companies and members of Congress down with it.

The president on Saturday threatened to end key payments to Obamacare insurance companies if a repeal and replace bill is not passed. “After seven years of ‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” Trump tweeted, followed by: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!.”

This is not the first time Trump has made a similar threat: the president previously threatened to withhold Cost Sharing Reduction payments, or CSR, which lower the amount individuals have to pay for deductibles, co-payments and insurance. While the White House announced earlier this month that key ObamaCare subsidies to insurers would be paid this month, the administration did not make a commitment beyond July. Trump’s threat may have a significantly adverse impact on the insurance sector when it opens on Monday.

Incidentally, Trump is not wrong when he claims that insurance companies have received implicit taxpayer-funded bailout: as the chart below shows, insurance company stocks are up 700% since Obama became president, more than double the S&P’s return.

After the Friday morning Senate vote, Trump wasted no time to threaten to sabotage Obamacare. “3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down,” the president tweeted at 2:25 a.m. Friday. “As I said from the beginning, let Obamacare implode, then deal. Watch!”

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Priebus Out, General Kelly in as WH Chief of Staff

After a week of expressing anger toward leaks and leakers, punctuated by the resignation of Sean Spicer and a profane rant by new WH Director of Communications, it appears that the treasonous vote by Senator John McCain to keep Obamacare has led President Trump to declare all out war.

If that assessment is correct, the first victim of Trump’s war on the Republican establishment is Reince Priebus, his WH Chief of Staff.

There’s no agreement on whether embattled Priebus resigned or was fired. NBC News is reporting that he resigned, while other media outlets claim that President Trump fired him.

It appears that Priebus did indeed resign.

Zerohedge

Update: As speculation abounds over social media over precisely when Reince was fired or quit, he has just released the following statement:

“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve the President and our country. I want to thank the President for giving me this very special opportunity. I will continue to serve as a strong supporter of the President’s agenda and policies. I can’t think of a better person that General John Kelly to succeed me and I him God’s blessings and great success.”

Trump made the announcement using his favorite medium, Twitter.

Also according to press reports the final straw for Reince Priebus was the overnight failure by Senate republicans to pass Obamacare repeal as a result of John McCain’s stunning decision to vote against the GOP.

Then again, NBC reports that it wasn’t Trump who fired Priebus, but Priebus who resigned on Thursday. And just to make things even more convoluted, Reuters also reports that Trump originally informed Priebus two weeks ago that he would be replacing him as White House chief of staff.

In any case, speaking to reporters, Trump called Priebus a “good man” but called Kelly a “star.”

“Reince is a good man,” he said at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, D.C., after a trip to New York to talk about his push to end gang violence. “John Kelly will do a fantastic job. Gen. Kelly has been a star, done an incredible job thus far, respected by everybody. He’s a great American,” he said.

WaPo’s Robert Kosta tweets that “Kushner’s allies soured on Priebus b/c they saw the msg/strategy on Russia as off/weak…”

How Trump’s decision will be greeted by the more moderate part of his base remains to be seen, although with Trump siding against Priebus, it may mean that Bannon could be next on the chopping block, a move which would infuriate a core part of Trump’s electorate, a material gamble for a president with a precarious approval rating.

As for ret. Gen. John Kelly, the current low profile Homeland Security Secretary, a quick reminder who he is: he he was in the military for 45 years – a very long time, even for a general. He was once the head of US Southern Command, putting much of the US’ immediate vicinity under his purview – including the control of Guantanamo Bay.

Here Kosta adds that “Kushner and Bannon both really like Kelly, which made the decision easier. Someone who has appeal to the two main blocs in WH…”

What happens next is a great unknown for this rollercoaster administration, but with a military veteran now whispering in Trump’s ear every day, Kim Jong-Un’s days are now numbered.

Meanwhile, the message from today’s events seems to be that Trump has largely cut most – if not all – ties with the Republican party.

GENERAL JOHN KELLY.

The Gateway Pundit is claiming that Priebus was the head leaker. If so, he should be prosecuted under whatever laws are applicable.

The general feeling among Trump supporters is that the President is taking the offensive in draining the swamp. There’s an expectation that big things are going to be happening over the next few weeks and months.

Senate Bill Would Make It a Crime to Boycott Israel

Land of the free?

Yes, so long as you support Israel.

If you don’t and the bill at the heart of this post becomes law, then you’re facing 20 years in prison plus a $1 million fine.

New York Magazine

The state of Israel maintains a military occupation of territories that were assigned to Palestinians by international law. Palestinian residents of the occupied West Bank are subjected to the discriminatory rule of a foreign army, while their Israeli neighbors enjoy the full rights of citizenship — a situation that many former Israeli officials have likened to South African apartheid.

The United Nations has repeatedly held that Israel’s maintenance — and expansion — of settlements in the occupied West Bank constitutes a violation of international law. Nevertheless, the occupation persists, as it has for half a century. At present, there is no discernible, diplomatic path for bringing it to an end.

In light of these facts, some American citizens and businesses have decided to avoid purchasing goods that are produced by Israeli companies in the West Bank, in the hope that such a boycott might nudge the Jewish state into compliance with international law. Others avoid conducting business with entities located anywhere in Israel for similar reasons.

Reasonable people can object to this tactic. They may deride it as counterproductive, or disproportionate; or defend the occupation, itself, as a tragic necessity that safeguards the Middle East’s only advanced democracy.

Alternatively, if such people are U.S. senators, they can try to make avoiding the purchase of Israeli goods for political reasons a federal crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Forty-three senators, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, have decided to take the latter route. As the Intercept reports:

But now, a group of 43 Senators – 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats – want to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine. The two primary sponsors of the bill are Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. Perhaps the most shocking aspect is the punishment: anyone guilty of violating its prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000, and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.

The proposed measure, called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720), was introduced by Cardin on March 23. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that the bill “was drafted with the assistance of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]” … The bill’s co-sponsors include the senior Democrat in Washington, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, his New York colleague Kirsten Gillibrand, and several of the Senate’s more liberal members, such as Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Maria Cantwell of Washington. Illustrating the bipartisanship that AIPAC typically summons, it also includes several of the most right-wing Senators such as Ted Cruz of Texas, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Marco Rubio of Florida.
A similar bill has already attracted 234 co-sponsors in the House.

The ACLU is not amused. In an official statement denouncing the bill, the civil-liberties group noted that businesses and individuals who do no business with Israel for purely pragmatic reasons would not be subject to criminal punishment — only those who do so on the basis of their political beliefs. Which is to say, “the bill would punish businesses and individuals based solely on their point of view. Such a penalty is in direct violation of the First Amendment.”

Jews own the United States. They are not respecters of the Constitution or of free speech. As the saying goes, “With Jews, you lose.”

Rep. Steve Scalise Released from Trauma Center, Begins “intensive” Rehab

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, was discharged Tuesday (July 25) from the Washington, D.C., trauma center where he underwent several surgeries to repair injuries he suffered after being shot in the hip in June.

Medstar Washington Hospital Center announced Scalise will begin a period of “intensive inpatient rehabilitation” to continue his recovery.

The announcement didn’t disclose the facility where Scalise will undergo rehab.

Scalise, 51, was shot June 14 in Alexandria, Virginia, during practice for the annual congressional baseball game for charity.

The bullet from a high-powered rifle had ripped through the congressman’s lower body, tearing blood vessels, injuring organs and breaking bones. It took several procedures to stop the bleeding and more surgeries to begin repairing the damage.

The gunman was fatally shot when a security detail protecting Scalise returned fire. Before he was taken down, James T. Hodgkinson, 66, wounded three others at the practice.

Wednesday’s news of the congressman’s release from the hospital came three weeks after was readmitted to its intensive care to address “concerns for infection.” He had been downgraded from fair to serious condition and required additional surgery.

Dr. Jack Sava, the head trauma surgeon at Medstar Washington, said two days after the shooting that there was a good chance Scalise could walk and run again, although he faced a long recovery and rehabilitation period. Since then, the hospital and the congressman’s staff and family have offered few specifics on the extent of his injuries or projections on how long it would take Scalise to recover.

Another sign of his improvement came Monday night when Scalise took part in a House GOP conference call. According to the Associated Press, he phoned in to thank everyone for their hard work and tell them he looked forward to working through his recovery.

Jim Stone Freelance commented:

Scalise has been released from the hospital!

Hopefully the scrutiny afforded him by the death of Seth Rich is what saved him. GOOD. We can’t lose Scalise. That is great news