Appeals Court Ruling Endangers Public Safety by Again Blocking Trump Travel Ban

DEAD KIDS IN MANCHESTER AND NOW THIS COURT RULING. OF COURSE HE’S HAPPY.

Unbelievable!

The 4th circuit federal appeals court used the “Trump made racist comments during the campaign” justification for putting millions of Americans in danger.

The rule of law and many lives have been sacrificed today on the altar of political correctness.

NBC News

A federal appeals court Thursday upheld one of two bans on enforcing President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from six predominately Muslim countries.

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Richmond, Virginia, voted 10-3 to uphold a ruling by a federal judge in Maryland who declared in March that the president’s revised travel order amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination.

Campaign statements by Donald Trump, who originally called for a ban on Muslim immigration, “provide direct, specific evidence” of what motivated his executive orders — “President Trump’s desire to exclude Muslims from the United States,” the appeals court said.

The revised executive order “cannot be divorced from the cohesive narrative linking it to the animus that inspired it,” the court said in an opinion written by Chief Judge Roger Gregory.

The Justice Department urged the court to lift the ban on enforcement. It said the executive order had a legitimate national security purpose, allowing the government to assess the reliability of background information on visa applicants from six countries associated with terrorism.

But that argument, the court said, “is belied by evidence in the record that President Trump issued the first executive order without consulting with the relevant security agencies.”

After President Trump’s first executive order was blocked in court, the president signed the second one, imposing a 90-day ban on travel from Iran, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen.

Judge Paul Niemeyer, writing in dissent for himself and Judges Dennis Shedd and Steven Agee, said the majority wrongly gave itself the power to “search for evidence suggesting bad faith.”

As for the government’s claim that the president acted to protect national security, the dissenters said “none of the facts or conditions recited as reasons for the issuance of the executive order have been challenged as untrue or illegitimate.”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement Thursday that the Justice Department “strongly disagrees” with the decision and would be seeking a review of the case in the Supreme Court.

Sessions added that the president’s executive order was “well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe.”

“As the dissenting judges explained, the executive order is a constitutional exercise of the President’s duty to protect our communities from terrorism,” Sessions said. “The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”

There really is only one solution to the unlawful rulings issued by Obama judges. That solution is illustrated below. Let the heads of judges and journalists roll.

Breaking! Sweden Drops Rape Investigation of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Time

(STOCKHOLM) — Sweden’s top prosecutor said Friday she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement Friday that Marianne Ny “has decided to discontinue the investigation.”

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 to escape extradition to Sweden to answer questions about sex-crime allegations from two women. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States. Last month, President Donald Trump said he would support any decision by the Justice Department to charge Assange.

WikiLeaks tweeted after the Swedish announcement: “UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a US extradition warrant for Julian Assange. Focus now moves to UK,”

Friday’s announcement means Assange is no longer under any investigation in Sweden. But the Metropolitan Police said Assange is still subject to arrest for the “much less serious offense” of jumping bail in 2012.

The 45-year-old Australian computer hacker was wanted in Sweden for questioning over a rape allegation stemming from a 2010 visit.

“This is a total victory for Julian Assange. He is now free to leave the embassy when he wants. We have won the Assange case. He is of course happy and relieved. He has been critical that it has lasted that long,” Per E Samuelsson, his lawyer in Sweden, told Swedish Radio. Samuelsson was not immediately available for comments.

Assange still can’t leave the Ecuadorian embassy without being arrested:

Related: Iceland believed the FBI wanted to frame Assange.

Assange supporters fear that he will be extradited to the U.S. and put on trial.

Breaking! Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Funding Order

There’s clearly a lot of foot-dragging going on by the USA government’s lawyers who are supposed to be arguing for President Trump’s policies. Holdovers from the Obama era are sabotaging the rule of law.

Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge Tuesday halted President Donald Trump’s executive order stripping sanctuary jurisdictions of federal funding, dealing a blow to the Trump Administration’s efforts to punish so-called sanctuary cities and counties.

With Santa Clara County and San Francisco’s landmark motion for a preliminary injunction approved, the section of the executive order applying to sanctuary jurisdictions will not go into effect until the court rules on the county’s Feb. 3 lawsuit against the administration.

District Judge William Orrick issued a ruling less than two weeks after a hearing on the case. Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez called it a victory for immigrant rights.

“We’re fighting for the United States Constitution and we succeeded after the Trump Administration tried to do an end run around it,” Chavez said in a statement. “The court’s decision is a win for the neediest people in our nation. Seniors in need of food, foster youth in need of shelter and children who need medical care. We’ll continue being a welcoming, safe and diverse community.”

The case has placed Santa Clara and San Francisco at the center of a contentious debate about sanctuary cities and counties. Hundreds of jurisdictions around the country have declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, proclaiming they will not turn those immigrants over to federal agents, despite repeated threats from the Trump Administration.

But an April 14 hearing at the Phillip Burton Federal Building revealed those threats were largely symbolic–federal attorneys confessed they had no idea how President Trump’s executive order stripping sanctuary jurisdictions of federal funding would actually work.

They said the government at this point hasn’t identified any “sanctuary jurisdictions,” must less defined what the term means.

The admissions suggested that the Trump administration has done little so far to translate months of threatening words from the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions into a real anti-sanctuary policy.

Orrick appeared to sense the ambiguity of the policy, at one point asking, “What would the purpose of the executive order be?”

The bolded statement above is an admission that the goal of the left is to import the entire world while making white taxpayers pay every expense for the alien populations.

If that doesn’t scare you, nothing will. To add insult to injury the left, represented by the words of Cindy Chavez, is claiming that the Constitution requires open borders and taxpayer support of illegals.

The time for talk is rapidly drawing to a close. The time for action, real action, draws ever nearer.

Detroit Doctor Charged with Female Genital Mutilation on Girls as Young as Seven

DR. JUWANA NAGARWALA. LOOKS LIKE A MAN.

When you import a third world people to populate your country, you get third world behavior. It won’t be long before Democrats push the idea that charging turd worlders with crimes like this is discrimination. After all, we have to be “inclusive.” Right?

KDRTV

Jumana Nagarwala, a doctor employed by the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., was arrested Thursday and charged with the felony crime of female genital mutiliation (FGM) on minor girls between the ages of 6 and 8 years old.

Female genital mutiliation is a practice performed in many Islamic countries but also in some African Christian and Animist groups. There are several forms of FGM: removal of the clitoris (clitoridectomy); removal of the clitoris and the labia minora (excision); sealing the vagina to a narrow opening (infibulation); other harmful procedures such as piercing, incising, and cauterizing of the ganital area.

“According to the [criminal] complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco in an April 12 statement. “The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”

“Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch. “The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”

In the April 12 complaint for an arrest warrant, FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Swanson states that “some members of a particular religious and cultural community (hereafter ‘the Community’) are known to practice FGM on young girls in the Community as part of their religious and cultural practice.”

“[W]hen FGM is performed in the Community, varying amounts of a girl’s clitoris or clitoral hood, or prepuce, are removed by the person who is performing the cutting,” said Swanson. “According to some members of the Community who have spoken out against the practice, the purpose of this cutting is to suppress female sexuality in an attempt to reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity.”

The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) recived information that Dr. Nagarwala was performing FGM, in the Eastern District of Michigan, on girls “who were about 7 years old at the time,” said Swanson, “at a medical clinic in Livonia, Michigan (‘Medical Clinic’).”

Dr. Nagarwala is employed by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, the Detroit News confirmed, and she has been put on administrative leave. A spokesman for Henry Ford Health said the alleged mutilations did not occur in a Henry Ford facility and the health system does not support such practices.

The FBI obtained a court order to review Dr. Nagarwala’s phone records and discovered a series a calls between the doctor’s phone and a phone in Minnesota. The “Minnesota number was associated with a Minnesota family that had a daughter who had just turned 7 years old (Minnesota Victim One, or MN-V-1). The Minnesota family was part of the Community in Minnesota.”

On Feb. 3, 2017, the Minnesota telephone number “contacted a tower in Farmington Hills, Michigan, near multiple hotels,” said Swanson. Farmington Hills has a very active Muslim community and hosted CAIR Michigan’s 15th annual banquet.

Investigation by the FBI subsequently discovered Victim One and a Victim Two, both 7-year-old girls, were staying at the same hotel with their parents in Farmington Hills. Victim One was interviewed by the FBI on April 10 and she said that she was taken to Detroit from Minnsota, along with Victim Two on a “special girls” trip. After arriving at the hotel, she said, they were taken to a doctor — identified as Dr. Nagarwala — for a procedure to “to get the germs out.”

The young girl, Victim One, according to Swanson, “said she took off her pants and underwear and laid on an examining table with her knees near her chest and her legs spread apart. MN-V-1 said that NAGARWALA ‘pinched’ her on the ‘place [where] she goes pee,’ and that she was given a pad to wear in her underwear. MN-V-1 said that she was told not to talk about the procedure.”

The FBI agent quoted in the story won’t name the “cultural” community. Is the doctor (an increasingly meaningless term) a Paki? Ethiopian? Give us all the facts, Mr. FBI man.

Sessions: Open to Outside Counsel to Investigate Obama DOJ

Our job is to keep pushing Jeff Sessions to charge Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, and others with treason.

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested Thursday that he would be open to the appointment of an outside counsel to review actions taken by the Justice Department during the Obama administration.

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Sessions in an interview if the new attorney general would consider designating an outside counsel “not connected to politics” to take a second look at Justice Department actions that provoked Republican ire in the last eight years. Those include the Fast and Furious gun scandal and the decisions against bringing criminal charges over Hillary Clinton’s email practices or the Internal Revenue Service’s treatment of conservative groups.

Hewitt contended during his radio interview that the department had become “highly politicized” in the Obama administration and floated the idea of a special review by an attorney with the authority to bring criminal charges and “just generally to look at how the Department of Justice operated.”

Sessions was noncommittal but left the door open, saying he would do everything he could to “restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice.”

“So we would have to consider whether or not some outside special counsel is needed,” Sessions said. “Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made.”

LOOKS APPROPRIATE.

Pelosi: “The Attorney General must resign”

President Donald Trump allowed the Deep State to take out General Michael Flynn. He can’t allow the enemy to take out the best qualified man in the country to enforce the law. Jeff Sessions must be fully supported by Trump and the entire Republican party.

As reported here previously, pedophiles nationwide have been rounded up at an exceptionally high rate since the Trump presidency began. I believe that Jeff Sessions has been behind it and I further believe that he knows where the #pedogate and #pizzagate skeletons are buried. The D.C. pedophiles and other assorted corrupt devils are trying to pull a fast one by getting Jeff out of office ASAP.

The following explains that there is no smoking gun and no perjury or other crime by AG Sessions.

Trump must remember: Weakness only encourages the enemy.

Zerohedge

It took minutes, not hours, for top congressional Democrats to call on Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on Wednesday evening after the WaPo reported that he had allegedly met with the Russian ambassador in the months before the election, meetings that Sessions did not disclose during his confirmation hearings.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) led the effort late on Wednesday night, accusing Sessions of “lying under oath” during confirmation proceedings about his contacts with the Russians.

“Jeff Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearing before the Senate. Under penalty of perjury, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee, ‘I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians.’ We now know that statement is false,” Pelosi said in a statement. She then added that “The Attorney General must resign. There must be an independent, bipartisan, outside commission to investigate the Trump political, personal and financial connections to the Russians.”

Responding to the WaPo report, in a statement issued early on Thursday morning, Sessions said, “I never met with any Russian officials to discuss issues of the campaign. I have no idea what this allegation is about. It is false.”

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Report: Obama’s DOJ Funneled $$ to La Raza, Other Activists via Slush Fund

Who would have guessed that President Obama created a slush fund, filled it with stolen dollars, and then gave the dollars to La Raza and other radical groups.

Clearly, none of that money was spent on teaching Mexicans how to spell. Check out the image above.

Fox News

The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators.

“It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred.”

Findings spearheaded by the House Judiciary Committee point to a process shrouded in secrecy whereby monies were distributed to a labyrinth of nonprofit organizations involved with grass-roots activism.

“Advocates for big government and progressive power are using the Justice Department to extort money from corporations,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton told Fox News. “It’s a shakedown. It’s corrupt, pure and simple.”

There is a recent effort by Republicans to eliminate the practice, which many believe was widely abused during the Obama administration.

When big banks are sued by the government for discrimination or mortgage abuse, they can settle the cases by donating to third-party non-victims. The settlements do not specify how these third-party groups could use the windfall.

So far, investigators have accounted for $3 billion paid to “non-victim entities.”

Critics say banks are incentivized to donate the funds to non-profits rather than giving it to consumers.

“The underlying problem with the slush funds is we don’t know exactly where the money is going,” Ted Frank, director of The Competitive Enterprise Institute Center for Class Action Fairness, told Fox News. “Using enforcement authority to go after corporate defendants, DOJ bureaucrats are taking billions away from taxpayers to fund their pet projects overriding congressional preferences.”

Frank said the money should go to the Treasury Department and the process subverts the legislative branch’s essential spending power. The Justice Department has argued that money is allowed to bypass Treasury because the banks’ donations to the groups are voluntary.

Both the Government Accountability Office and Congressional Research Service have concluded that the settlement agreements do not violate Congress’ power of the purse. But others disagree.

“This is real abuse of power,” adds Franks.

For example, in the FY16 Enacted Congressional Appropriation, Congress allotted $47 million for the HUD Housing Counseling, but the Citi and Bank of America settlements shipped in an additional $30 million in funding. The Legal Services Corporation was allocated $385 million from Congress but is getting an additional $412 million in taxpayer dollars from the third-party settlement practice.

The recent Volkswagen settlement, which requires a $1.2 billion investment into zero emission technology, was not only twice denied by Congress but is now expected to receive four times the amount originally requested by the Obama administration.

A sample of the left-leaning organizations benefiting from the largesse include the National Council of La Raza, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the National Urban League.

The NCLR and NCR did not return phone calls seeking comment.

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