Jeff Sessions Arrests 412 Scumbag Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists in BILLION DOLLAR Healthcare Fraud

Slowly, but carefully, the swamp is being drained.

I GUARANTEE YOU THAT WHEN THE IDENTITIES OF THE THIEVING SCUM COME OUT THAT MOST OF THEM WILL BE NONWHITE, WITH A HEAVY CONCENTRATION OF IMMIGRANTS.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions and HHS Secretary Tom Price announced the arrest of 412 people in connection with various health care fraud schemes across 41 federal districts.

Washington Free Beacon:

Facing charges are 412 people across 41 federal districts, who the DOJ alleges have extracted $1.3 billion in false billings through a variety of unconnected schemes. The defendants include 115 doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals. HHS has also initiated suspension proceedings against 295 providers, including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.

The busts also constitute the largest opioid-related fraud charging in U.S. history—120 of the defendants, including doctors, face charges for their role in prescribing and distributing opioids and other narcotics.

“Too many trusted medical professionals like doctors, nurses, and pharmacists have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients,” Sessions said. “Amazingly, some have made their practices into multimillion dollar criminal enterprises. They seem oblivious to the disastrous consequences of their greed. Their actions not only enrich themselves often at the expense of taxpayers but also feed addictions and cause addictions to start. The consequences are real: emergency rooms, jail cells, futures lost, and graveyards.”

The fraud schemes targeted by the Department of Justice were focused on Medicare, Medicaid, and TRICARE, the latter of which provides health insurance for veterans and their families. They often involved medically unnecessary drugs, frequently not even distributed to those for whom they were prescribed. In many cases, co-conspirators were paid cash kickbacks for supplying information so that providers could bill Medicare for unprovided services.

The busts resulted from the enforcement actions of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint initiative of the Department of Justice and HHS. Since it was created in 2007, the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged over 3,500 defendants collectively responsible for over $12.5 billion in fraud.

Health care fraud is a persistent problem for the federal health insurance systems. The state of Florida alone has paid $70.3 million in Medicaid payments to providers facing fraud allegations since 2011.

“Health care fraud is not only a criminal act that costs billions of taxpayer dollars—it is an affront to all Americans who rely on our national health care programs for access to critical health care services and a violation of trust,” Price said. “The United States is home to the world’s best medical professionals, but their ability to provide affordable, high-quality care to their patients is jeopardized every time a criminal commits health care fraud.”

“That is why this administration is committed to bringing these criminals to justice, as President Trump demonstrated in his 2017 budget request calling for a new $70 million investment in the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program,” Price added.

JEFF SESSIONS, WITH TOM PRICE IN THE BACKGROUND.

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Releases Statement Warning Against Fake News

Haha. This is great stuff here.

CNN, famously called out as fake news by President Trump, posts a story denigrating Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s advice to the public to be very skeptical of fake news.

Rosenstein seems to flip flop back and forth between undermining President Trump and helping him.

This statement could have been written by Trump, it’s so Trump-like.

CNN

Washington (CNN)Late Thursday night, seemingly unprompted, deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein — he of the James Comey firing memo and the appointment of Bob Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation — put out a very odd statement on just how terrible anonymously-sourced stories are.

Here it is in its entirety:

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country – let alone the branch or agency of government – with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations.”

Er, what?

This statement is 62 words long but it really could have been just two: “Fake news.”

Rosenstein, according to CNN’s Evan Perez, was not asked by the White House to release the statement. But it comes directly from President Trump’s playbook: An attempt to discredit any negative stories that rely on anonymous sourcing.

A quick word on that: Anonymous sourcing is not ideal. As a reporter, you always try to get people to attach their names to pieces of information or quotes they are providing you. But that isn’t always possible — particularly when you are dealing with negative information about the President of the United States, like, say, that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. Anonymous sourcing is an imperfect tool but one that has helped expose all sorts of important stories over the decades.

Trump seemed to take a swipe at Rosenstein — anonymous leak statement notwithstanding — in a Friday morning tweet. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted.

The Rosenstein statement isn’t just strange because it seemingly came out of nowhere. (My guess is what prompted it was back-to-back Washington Post stories on Wednesday and Thursday about the obstruction of justice investigation and the fact that Jared Kushner’s finances are now part of the special counsel investigation.)

The oddest part of it is when Rosenstein warns people to be skeptical of anonymous sources “particularly when they do not identify the country … with which these alleged sources supposedly are affiliated.”

Unless I am misunderstanding Rosenstein, what he is suggesting is that some of the stories that have been written of late using anonymous sources rely on officials from foreign countries who might have ulterior motives — like undermining Trump — when they decide to share information. I suppose that’s technically possible but seems very, very far-fetched to me. (Following Rosenstein’s statement, the Post noted “US officials” had told them about the investigation into Kushner’s finances.)

If Rosenstein suspects that sort of disinformation campaign from a foreign government, I think he should tell us more about it as soon as possible. As in, if a foreign government is actively leaking information about the Russia investigation to US reporters for the express purpose of disrupting Trump’s presidency, that’s a pretty big damn deal. Right?

The rest of his statement is the standard sort of stuff that comes out of the Trump White House regarding anonymous leaking. “Caution” is necessary. “Skeptical” is the right view Americans should take. And so on and so forth.

The message from Rosenstein — while oddly timed — is clear: A lot of the stuff you see on TV or read in the papers attributed to anonymous sources is wrong. And the leakers likely have nefarious motives — and might even be from foreign countries!

That Rosenstein put out a statement at all is weird. That it was this statement is even weirder.

Styx advises getting your news from alternative sources on the Internet. He also explains how fake news is damaging to society.

Thousands of swamp creatures have a motive to leak false info to damage Trump. The press has a motive to publish that false information. Rosenstein did good this time.

Drain the swamp, President Trump!

Deep State Hatchet Man Robert Mueller Investigating Trump for Obstruction of Justice: Report

ROBERT MUELLER. DID HE LEAK THIS STORY?

From Day 1 when the name Robert Mueller first surfaced as the Special Counsel investigating the Trump-Russian connection, we called him out as a Deep State operative with an ax to grind.

Sure enough, on Wednesday the Washington Compost broke a story that claims that Mueller is now investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice.

Mueller’s job appears to be to ruin the Trump presidency or see to it that he’s removed from office via the impeachment process.

Here’s the story as reported by a very biased fake news NPR.

NPR

Special counsel Robert Mueller, overseeing the Department of Justice Russia investigation, is looking into whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials tell the Washington Post.

Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that the president was not personally under investigation at the time of his firing on May 9. “Officials say that changed shortly after Comey’s firing,” the Post reports.

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Breaking: Trump Appeals Travel Ban to Supreme Court

COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE TRAVEL BAN.

It’s been a busy day at the White House on Thursday. Globalists were left crying in their beer over Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord and now late Thursday night comes the administration’s appeal to the United States Supreme Court.

The public safety ought to come before political correctness, but with impulsive judges making up the law as they go along, it’s just not possible to foresee how the president’s ability to control hostile invaders will be decided.

ABC News

The Trump administration on Thursday petitioned the Supreme Court to review its contentious travel ban, a move that could set up a high-stakes final verdict on a policy to restrict immigration from several Muslim-majority nations that has so far been stymied in several lower court decisions.

“We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the Nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism,” Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement released Thursday night. “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.”

The petition comes after the latest setback for Trump’s controversial executive order to cut visas for individuals from Somalia, Libya, Iran, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit declined to lift an existing lower court ban on the administration’s revised travel ban, which had originally also included Iraq.

The 4th Circuit’s Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory wrote that the government’s “asserted national security interest … appears to be a post hoc, secondary justification for an executive action rooted in religious animus and intended to bar Muslims from this country.”

After that court’s decision, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Justice Department would lodge an appeal with the high court.

Buzzfeed News further reports that the administration is asking the Court to issue an order NOW allowing the ban to take effect while the nine justices mull over the legality of the ban and issue a final ruling.

Additionally, and potentially having a more immediate effect, the department asked for the Supreme Court to allow the federal government to begin enforcing the second version of the travel and refugee executive order that Trump signed in March with two other filings to the justices.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had said the request for the justices to hear — and ultimately reverse — the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit would be forthcoming.

Additionally, the department asked the justices to issue a stay of the injunction entered in that case — International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) v. Trump — until the justices resolve the case. In that case, the Fourth Circuit upheld a district court injunction against the specific portion of the executive order banning travel for a limited time from six Muslim-majority countries.

The department also filed a second stay request, asking the justices to put the injunction on hold that was entered in a challenge to the executive order out of Hawaii — Hawaii v. Trump — that is now on appeal before a different appeals court, the Ninth Circuit, until that case is ultimately resolved. The injunction entered in that case is more broad, covering the entire refugee and travel ban sections of the order.

If both of those stays are granted, as requested, the Trump administration would be allowed to enforce Trump’s travel and refugee executive order while the questions raised in the challenges to the executive order are being heard by the justices.

Roger Stone: The Incredible Mr. Comey

Washington insider Roger Stone exposes the truth about fired FBI Director James Comey. Weaving together stories of narcissistic Comey’s bad behavior, Stone makes a convincing case that the nation is better off with him out of power.

Lew Rockwell

Former FBI director James Comey has a long and telling career; telling much about his rise to FBI director. Although Comey speaks stoically about following the “rule of law”, and “following in the spirit of our founding fathers”, he has shown time and again that his actions speak louder than his words. In recent times, he came under criticism for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton. Certainly his announcement in October 2016 that there were new Clinton emails which warranted further investigation was a serious breach of protocol. Coming so close to the elections some say, damaged her chances and could have possibly cost her the nomination. I guess we won’t blame Comey for Hillary’s loss as long as we have Trump and the Russians to blame. In fact in July 2016 Comey came under fire for giving Hillary Clinton a pass explaining there “was no intent.” His decision not to prosecute Clinton even though she was in fact guilty was generous if not curiously suspicious. Mr. Trump was severely disappointed in Comey’s decision.

Why was Comey not following his “rule of law?” It wasn’t the first time he had given a pass to the Clintons. In the mid-1990’s Comey joined the Senate Whitewater Committee as deputy director. The Clintons were being investigated for fraud in connection with a real estate deal. The Clintons were given a pass while two of their closest friends and business partners, Jim and Susan McDougal along with Arkansas Governor Jim Tucker were convicted and received prison time.

MARTHA STEWART ARREST. COMEY DID NOT GIVE HER A PASS.

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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.