Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill “With Reservations”

America’s great (sarc) Congress is on a roll. Last week Congress made it a crime to refuse to do business with Israel. Now, the geniuses have given the world a bill that drives us closer to war.

The few votes against this bill show that the number of politicians in Washington not controlled by the New World Order (Rothschilds and their puppet Soros) is minuscule.

The Europeans, who depend on Russia for their energy, are reportedly angry over the sanctions bill. Europe’s response deserves a separate post later.

The glimmer of hope here is that Trump signed the sanctions bill while issuing a statement of his reservations, reproduced below.

Zerohedge

Subject: Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 2, 2017

*Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Signing the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act*

Today, I signed into law the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which enacts new sanctions on Iran, North Korea, and Russia. I favor tough measures to punish and deter bad behavior by the rogue regimes in Tehran and Pyongyang. I also support making clear that America will not tolerate interference in our democratic process, and that we will side with our allies and friends against Russian subversion and destabilization.

That is why, since taking office, I have enacted tough new sanctions on Iran and North Korea, and shored up existing sanctions on Russia.

Since this bill was first introduced, I have expressed my concerns to Congress about the many ways it improperly encroaches on Executive power, disadvantages American companies, and hurts the interests of our European allies.

My Administration has attempted to work with Congress to make this bill better. We have made progress and improved the language to give the Treasury Department greater flexibility in granting routine licenses to American businesses, people, and companies. The improved language also reflects feedback from our European allies who have been steadfast partners on Russia sanctions regarding the energy sanctions provided for in the legislation. The new language also ensures our agencies can delay sanctions on the intelligence and defense sectors, because those sanctions could negatively affect American companies and those of our allies.

Still, the bill remains seriously flawed particularly because it encroaches on the executive branchs authority to negotiate. Congress could not even negotiate a healthcare bill after seven years of talking. By limiting the Executives flexibility, this bill makes it harder for the United States to strike good deals for the American people, and will drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together. The Framers of our Constitution put foreign affairs in the hands of the President. This bill will prove the wisdom of that choice.

Yet despite its problems, I am signing this bill for the sake of national unity. It represents the will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States. We hope there will be cooperation between our two countries on major global issues so that these sanctions will no longer be necessary.

Further, the bill sends a clear message to Iran and North Korea that the American people will not tolerate their dangerous and destabilizing behavior. America will continue to work closely with our friends and allies to check those countries malignant activities.

I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.

ABC News is reporting that in a separate statement that Trump called the sanctions bill unconstitutional:

President Trump today signed a bill aimed at punishing Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election despite calling it “significantly flawed.”

In a signing statement released by the White House, Trump said the legislation “included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions” in lawmakers’ “haste” to pass it.

“While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” he said.

He went on, “My administration particularly expects the Congress to refrain from using this flawed bill to hinder our important work with European allies to resolve the conflict in Ukraine and from using it to hinder our efforts to address any unintended consequences it may have for American businesses, our friends or our allies.”

Unconstitutional? Next stop, the U.S. Supreme Court.

That said, signing bill makes Trump look weak (which he is because of the Republican establishment). He should have vetoed it on principle.

Take Down Trump: Valerie Jarrett Moves into Obama Home as He Signs $65 Million Book Deal

TWEEDLEDEE, TWEEDLEDUMB, AND THE TRANNY.

Hillary Clinton is not the only Democrat plotting the overthrow of President Donald Trump by any means necessary. A few miles from the White House, the Obama residence has become the nerve center for his operation to destroy Trump.

I call it treason.

Excerpt from the Daily Mail

Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation’s capital – just two miles away from the White House – into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.

Obama’s goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.

And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.

Jarrett played a vital – if at times low-key – role in the Obama presidency. She lived in the White House, dined with the Obamas, and help shape his domestic and foreign policies.

Meanwhile, if you were worried about the Obama finances, worry no longer.

Excerpt from Slate

When the Financial Times published a report this week claiming that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a two-book contract with Penguin Random House for $65 million, eyebrows across the publishing industry moved discreetly upwards. The exact amount of the heftiest book advances are not, as a rule, made public, and the individuals who passed this information on to the Financial Times are identified in that publication only as “people briefed on the auction.” That could mean anything from an employee of PRH to an editor from a competing house repeating something he was told by the agent who called to inform him that he’d lost his bid on the books. If the Obamas really did receive $65 million, it could make theirs the largest book advance ever paid, but skepticism about that number seems widespread.

Could any single book possibly be worth half of that sum? (According to “a publishing official with knowledge of the negotiations” who spoke to Vox, the former president’s book will be a memoir of his years in office while Michelle Obama will write “an inspirational work for young people that will draw upon her life story;” the joint advance might very well not be evenly divided between the two.) The key factor in this deal is the sale of worldwide rights by the Obamas to a company with divisions across the globe, each one of which will have anted up their portion of the total. With international sales, the Obamas’ books could easily sell 5 to 10 million copies, enough to provide a profit for their publisher even if they receive advances of $25 million or even $30 million.

Obama ain’t the brains of this outfit. He ain’t gonna write the book. He ain’t gonna be no leader trying to oust President Trump from the Oval Office.

Obama is the front man in this con. The $65 million deal far outstrips the $10 paid to George W. Bush for his book. One of the commenters at the Daily Mail, which also carried the story of the book deal, calls it money laundering. That’s a good way to put it.

While the anti-Trump machine chugs along, Obama will step forward from time to time to make damning statements about Trump. The rest of the time he’ll be on vacation and playing golf.

He’s lazy. He couldn’t lead his ass out of a paper bag. Valerie Jarrett is his handler. Soros or someone we don’t know about is funding the whole operation. Whoever that person is, he’s surely a member of the (((tribe.)))

McCain and Graham Join in Chorus of Voices Trashing Trump Travel Ban

Liberals are comparing Muslims turned away from the U.S. to Jews turned away in and around the time of World War II.

There’s no comparison. The apt comparison would be the U.S. accepting migrants from Germany and Japan in the name of “inclusion” and tolerance while Americans were dying at sea and on battlefields.

Not every Muslim is a terrorist. Yet. But every Muslim is a potential terrorist because of his religion and culture. Furthermore, these creatures are genetically endowed via inbreeding to be violent. The fighting in that region of the world has been going on for thousands of years. Everywhere they go, it creates more death and destruction.

Washington Post

A top Trump official appeared on Sunday to walk back one of the most controversial elements of an executive order that bans entry to the United States from refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven mostly Muslim countries: its impact on green-card holders, who are permament legal residents of the United States.

“As far as green-card holders going forward, it doesn’t affect them,” Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said on NBC News’s “Meet the Press,” contradicting what government officials had said only a day earlier.

That nonsense makes you wonder if Reince Priebus isn’t a double agent infiltrator. His statement is breaking in the New York Times too. It’s odd.

Other senior administration officials on Sunday defended Trump’s ban after a weekend of intense backlash over the broadness of the executive order, even as they sought to clarify its reach. Lawmakers from both parties, including Republican senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), spoke out against the action, and federal judges quickly ruled against parts of it.

In a joint statement, McCain and Graham said the government has a responsibility to defend its borders but must uphold “all that is decent and exceptional about our nation.”

“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted,” they said, adding, “Such a hasty process risks harmful results.”

Songbird John McCain and Lindsay Grahamnesty are not credible sources of commentary on any government policy. They are fake news.

Judicial rulings in several cities across the country overnight immediately blocked enforcement of the ban to various degrees, but the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday indicating it would continue to implement President Trump’s action.

The statement, which did little to clear up the confusion and frustration playing out at airports across the globe, said the administration “will comply with judicial orders” even as it continues to carry out the president’s order.

As noted in an earlier post, between 100 and 200 Muslims temporarily stranded in American airports should create no problems. The left is creating the problems in order to fool people.

Reeeeeeeeeeee. We shall not be fooled.

New Yorkers are idiots. Everybody knows that.

How The Oligarchs Plan To Steal The Election

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Paul Craig Roberts

The Failure of Democracy
How The Oligarchs Plan To Steal The Election

Paul Craig Roberts

I am now convinced that the Oligarchy that rules America intends to steal the presidential election. In the past, the oligarchs have not cared which candidate won as the oligarchs owned both. But they do not own Trump.

Most likely you are unaware of what Trump is telling people as the media does not report it. A person who speaks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYozWHBIf8g&app=desktop is not endeared to the oligarchs.

Who are the oligarchs?

—Wall Street and the mega-banks too big to fail and their agent the Federal Reserve, a federal agency that put 5 banks ahead of millions of troubled American homeowners who the federal reserve allowed to be flushed down the toilet. In order to save the mega-banks’ balance sheets from their irresponsible behavior, the Fed has denied retirees any interest income on their savings for eight years, forcing the elderly to draw down their savings, leaving their heirs, who have been displaced from employment by corporate jobs offshoring, penniless.

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—The military/security complex which has spent trillions of our taxpayer dollars on 15 years of gratuitous wars based entirely on lies in order to enrich themselves and their power.

—The neoconservatives whose crazed ideology of US world hegemony thrusts the American people into military conflict with Russia and China.

—The US global corporations that sent American jobs to China and India and elsewhere in order to enrich the One Percent with higher profits from lower labor costs.

—Agribusiness (Monsanto et.al.), corporations that poison the soil, the water, the oceans, and our food with their GMOs, hebicides, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers, while killing the bees that pollinate the crops.

—The extractive industries—energy, mining, fracking, and timber—that maximize their profits by destroying the environment and the water supply.

—The Israel Lobby that controls US Middle East policy and is committing genocide against the Palestinians just as the US committed genocide against native Americans. Israel is using the US to eliminate sovereign countries that stand in Israel’s way.

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What convinces me that the Oligarchy intends to steal the election is the vast difference between the presstitutes’ reporting and the facts on the ground.

According to the presstitutes, Hillary is so far ahead that there is no point in Trump supporters bothering to vote. Hillary has won the election before the vote. Hillary has been declared a 93% sure winner.

I am yet to see one Hillary yard sign, but Trump signs are everywhere. Reports I receive are that Hillary’s public appearances are unattended but Trump’s are so heavily attended that people have to be turned away. This is a report from a woman in Florida:

“Trump has pulled huge numbers all over FL while campaigning here this week. I only see Trump signs and stickers in my wide travels. I dined at a Mexican restaurant last night. Two women my age sitting behind me were talking about how they had tried to see Trump when he came to Tallahassee. They left work early, arriving at the venue at 4:00 for a 6:00 rally. The place was already over capacity so they were turned away. It turned out that there were so many people there by 2:00 that the doors had to be opened to them. The women said that the crowds present were a mix of races and ages.”

I know the person who gave me this report and have no doubt whatsoever as to its veracity.

I also receive from readers similar reports from around the country.

This is how the theft of the election is supposed to work: The media concentrated in a few corporate hands has gone all out to convince not only Americans but also the world, that Donald Trump is such an unacceptable candidate that he has lost the election before the vote.

By controlling the explanation, when the election is stolen those who challenge the stolen election are without a foundartion in the media. All media reports will say that it was a run away victory for Hillary over the misogynist immigrant-hating Trump.

And liberal, progressive opinion will be relieved and off guard as Hillary takes us into nuclear war.

That the Oligarchy intends to steal the election from the American people is verified by the officially reported behavior of the voting machines in early voting in Texas. The NPR presstitutes have declared that Hillary is such a favorite that even Republican Texas is up for grabs in the election.

If this is the case, why was it necessary for the voting machines to be programmed to change Trump votes to Hillary votes? Those voters who noted that they voted Trump but were recorded Hillary complained. The election officials, claiming a glitch (which only went one way), changed to paper ballots. But who will count them? No “glitches” caused Hillary votes to go to Trump, only Trump votes to go to Hillary.

The most brilliant movie of our time was The Matrix. This movie captured the life of Americans manipulated by a false reality, only in the real America there is insufficient awareness and no Neo, except possibly Donald Trump, to challenge the system. Americans of all stripes—academics, scholars, journalists, Republicans, Democrats, right-wing, left-wing, US Representatives, US Senators, Presidents, corporate moguls and brainwashed Americans and foreigners—live in a false reality.

In the United States today a critical presidential election is in process in which not a single important issue is addressed by Hillary and the presstitutes. This is total failure. Democracy, once the hope of the world, has totally failed in the United States of America. Trump is correct. The American people must restore the accountability of government to the people.

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More Lies: Hillary’s Doctor Says the Problem is Pneumonia

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Those of us questioning Hillary’s health were damned by liberals as nutjob conspiracy theorists. Now, the campaign admits to a medical problem: Pneumonia.

LOL.

That weak, pathetic lie isn’t going to cut it. Here’s the logic showing the pneumonia excuse isn’ the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Excerpt from Zerohedge

Having stated that her coughing fit last week was due to her suffering from seasonal allergies, and that this morning’s fainting episode was due to ‘overheating’, the Clinton campaign now once again changed the constantly changing narrative, releasing a shocking statement by Hillary’s doctor, according to which she was diagnosed pneumonia on Friday, which in turn made her “dehydrated.”

As CBS writes, Hillary’s campaign did not immediately explain why the Democratic nominee did not reveal the pneumonia diagnosis prior to the Sunday incident, raising questions of transparency.

This is what her spox said earlier: “Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill said in a statement Sunday morning. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.” We read it twice: no mention of pneumonia.

So when the entire Clinton campaign fell like a ton of bricks on anyone hinting the presidential candidate was unwell after her dramatic coughing fits last week, what word best describes this? And then why did it take two days since Friday for this Doctor Bardack to reveal Clinton’s medical condition?

Five more questions:

Hillary made her infamous “basket of deplorables” comments at a Barbra Streisand fundraiser on Friday night – the same night she was supposedly diagnosed with pneumonia: why go to a fundraiser if sick, especially since pneumonia is contagious.

Hillary has had a nasty, documented cough since January – why did it take 9 months to diagnose this?

If Hillary has pneumonia, and passed out at an event, – why was she taken to her daughter’s apartment and not a hospital? After all, she was as of today aware of her Friday diagnosis.

After coming out of Chelsea’s apartment, why did Hillary says she “felt great” – as of this morning she was aware she had Pneumonia; why not admit the truth for once to the public?

After coming out of Chelsea’s apartment a young girl ran up to Hillary for a quick picture – again, knowing she had been diagnosed with pneumonia why would Hillary expose this young girl to her illness?

What the pneumonia excuse gives Hillary is an out to skip the debate with Donald Trump. Without admitting to any long-term medical condition that would disqualify her from the presidency.

By the way, Hillary should be sued by the parents of the girl for deliberately exposing their child to pneumonia.

Hillary may have pneumonia. But that’s only part of the story, even if it’s true.

One more thing. I saw in a comment at Zerohedge the theory that the (((power elites))) know that Hillary will die in office, which is what they want since Tim Kaine is their man. I’ve said the same thing.

We really need to keep our eye on Tim Kaine. He’s bad news on a magnitude even worse than Barack Obama.

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Security Breach: Ape Terrorists Attack Trump Motorcade in Minneapolis (Video)

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A group of young, peaceful ladies and gentlemen of color were minding their own business, engaged in deeply intellectual conversations about Socrates, the Reformation, and various other subjects that superior minds are inclined to discuss, when suddenly, out of the blue, racist wealthy Donald Trump supporters attacked them for no reason. One young gentleman of color even ended up on the hood of a big SUV, clearly an attempt to run him over.

Watch the video and be disgusted with such meanness, which was surely organized and encouraged by the Donald himself.

Read the story at Truthfeed.

No arrests!

FBI Director James Comey Facing Congressional Probe

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It’s all political theater designed to keep us off balance.

Nothing will come of a Congressional investigation into the FBI Director’s allowing Hillary to walk.

Washington Examiner

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte has a lot of questions for FBI Director James Comey, given the news that Comey won’t recommend criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information.

“It is clear that Secretary Clinton possibly jeopardized the safety and security of our citizens and nation through her use of private email servers,” the Virginia Republican said in a Tuesday statement. “None should be above the law, and the American people need to know that federal law enforcement is taking this misconduct seriously.”

Goodlatte “raised several concerns” with Comey in a phone call and peppered him with questions in a letter following up on that conversation. The inquiries centered on how Comey concluded that Clinton shouldn’t be prosecuted for “gross negligence” in light of his conclusion that she showed “extreme carelessness” in handling classified information, including top-secret military information.

“If any other American with a security clearance had placed such sensitive information at risk, is there nothing the FBI would have done to recommend sanctions against such person’s extreme carelessness?” Goodlatte wrote.

Comey criticized Clinton through his much-anticipated announcement, but stopped short of recommending criminal charges, saying that he couldn’t prove intent to break the law.

“Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information,” Comey said.

“Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.”

Goodlatte faulted him for “pre-judging” the outcome of a prosecutorial review. “If the FBI found evidence of potential crimes related to mishandling of classified information by Secretary Clinton and her staff, why would the FBI pre-judge that ‘no reasonable prosecutor’ would ever bring such a case for negligent mishandling of classified information?” he asked. “Is that not a decision that should be made by the Department of Justice?”

Finally, Goodlatte asked an eighth question that raises the possibility of an ongoing investigation of the Clintons. “What does your recommendation to DoJ that Secretary Clinton not be charged, despite extreme carelessness in the handling of classified information, mean for the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation?” he asked.

The questions are good, but the System is rigged. The worst that can happen to Comey is that he resigns to take a job at (((Goldman Sachs))) at a huge salary.

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