Does the FBI realize the agency’s reputation is at stake?

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FBI acting director Andrew McCabe (US Government photo)

Just in from Judicial Watch, an organization ever in search of disclosure about our government.

Sues for Records on Links Between FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe 

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of Jeffrey A. Danik, a retired FBI supervisory special agent, against the U.S. Department of Justice for records concerning FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe (Jeffrey A. Danik v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-01792)). Danik worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation for almost 30 years.

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SPLC ‘hate incidents’ warrant a closer look, but media are unwilling

Omar Mateen

Omar Mateen, Pulse Night Club mass murderer. (photo/FBI)

The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization I once admired, has become a lightning rod for many in discussions of acts of ‘hate’ in US communities. Media, including this site, often use their information when covering hot topics.

What most of us haven’t done, though, is take a hard look at what SPLC classifies as ‘hate incidents’ and ask some questions. Among the questions we should ask is why, when their itemization of “apparent hate crimes and hate group activities” comprises different ethnicities, faiths, and ideologies, the graphic on the portal page to those incidents features only one type of individual.

SPLC draws these incidents “primarily from media sources.” To their credit, they do revoke hate crime status for some claims proven false.

What constitutes ‘hate’ these days?  Continue reading

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Who really inherited a mess? Dr. Ben Carson at HUD

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Dr. Ben Carson shown here with his wife and grandchild as VP Mike Pence swears him in as HUD secretary. (Federal photo)

When Dr. Ben Carson was appointed Secretary of US Housing and Urban Development, criticism erupted from the Left. Fact is HUD has been a very troubled agency as long as it’s been in existence. Now we’re seeing exactly how big a mess Dr. Carson inherited from his predecessor Julian Castro (D-Texas).

Recently Judicial Watch broke news about a HUD director in Michigan who is facing federal charges over fraud with taxpayer money to the tune of $336,000.  Continue reading

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Hospitality workers will bear burden of cancellations at Mar a Lago

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Florida Beach Scene/Day on the Day

Some charities and other groups have canceled annual events scheduled for Mar a Lago, a Florida resort owned by President Donald Trump.

Among those groups are the American Cancer Society and The Cleveland Clinic.

I’m not surprised because for the last three presidential cycles, leftist groups have placed pressure on both for-profit and not-for-profit entities to conform to a political ideology or suffer the consequences of a boycott.

Sometimes the right does the same, as was the case with Target when former president Barack Obama and his political allies created a furor over bathroom policy for transgendersContinue reading

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Mini-mystery on what amounts to demotion for investigator on Mueller team

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In 2013 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) questioned then-FBI chief Robert Mueller about the IRS investigation and other investigations. No bureaucrats were prosecuted for depriving Americans of their civil rights.
(via Sen. Ted Cruz on YouTube/snip)

Media have noted the departure of Peter Strzok from Robert Mueller’s well-staffed team investigating allegations about Russia interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The team was formed after President Donald Trump’s victory upended months of media projecting Democrats’ selectee Hillary Clinton would win.

This is a mini-mystery.

Strzok was also one of the investigators in the Hillary Clinton email scandal. He headed up the FBI’s counter-espionage section according to ABC News.  Continue reading

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No, we still don’t have the whole truth about Charlottesville

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Photo of US flag from Library of Congress

In the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, all figurative guns turned on President Donald Trump when he made remarks about the violence shortly after it happened. So much is missing from reportage, it’s hard to know where to start.

For one thing, media have misled the public on Trump’s remarks.

For another, a leftist group and a newspaper catering to a leftist readership have published information that put Trump’s remarks in context. Continue reading

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While you were tweeting: N. Korea, tax hike, GOT, and more news buried

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Photo of White House from Carol M. Highsmith’s America; US Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Div.

At present, public dialog is being controlled by extremist factions of different political persuasions, but real news actually broke this week.

Stories about the debt, North Korea, unemployment, and crime broke. And there was a big get for some Game of Thrones fans.

One good news story involves US debt not to be confused with our deficitContinue reading

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