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The FBI has been put on notice to get moving and finally hand over some long-awaited documents, thanks to yet another Freedom Of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch.
U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper apparently has had enough of their stalling. On Friday, he ordered the FBI to conduct a search within 60 days for communications with British ex-spy Christopher Steele (whose name is on the phony Trump “dossier”) that –- importantly –- took place AFTER Steele was officially let go as a confidential source right before the presidential election.
Let’s go back and look at this chronologically. Documents obtained by Judicial Watch in this lawsuit had already shown that the FBI paid Steele at least 11 times before firing him for leaking to the media. But that's where the trail ended. JW was still seeking all the records of communications between anyone with the FBI and Chris Steele and/or his firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, that occurred after Steele was fired. This would also include any records related to any meetings or phone calls between any representative of the FBI and Chris Steele and/or any representative of Orbis. JW also requested all records related to “the proposed, planned, or actual payment of any funds to Mr. Steele and/or Orbis”; it’s not known if the payments JW knows about are all that were made. (Steele seems to have had a talent for getting paid by multiple clients for essentially the same work.)
Comment of the day
By Mike Huckabee
You forget the first and foremost "R" that started with Hillary Clinton ...RESIST!
There are four "R's" so far: Resist, Russia, Racist, Recession!
From the Gov:
Of course, the Democrats' "Three R's" all fall under the umbrella of "Resist," which Hillary first articulated. They are all specific ways to resist Trump. It seems that just about everything having to do with Democrats' dishonesty as a party can ultimately be traced back to Hillary. Thanks for reminding us.
By Mike Huckabee
Israel is an oasis of tolerance in the Middle East, while the Palestinian Authority just banned any activities by the LGBTQ community in the West Bank. The PA called the LGBTQ activists “dubious parties” that are “harmful to the higher values and ideals of Palestinian society” and “unrelated to religions and Palestinian traditions and customs" and that are working to “create discord and harm civic peace in Palestinian society.”
Since the announcement, the LGBTQ leaders said they’ve experienced an unprecedented barrage of hate messages and threats from Palestinians, and even calls for their executions. They are in fear for their lives.
Now, guess which side American “liberals” want you to support: Israel or the Palestinian Authority.
From the “You Parents Are Actually Paying For This” Desk
By Mike Huckabee
A journal by the Women’s and Gender Studies program at the College at Brockport State University of New York published an article by a gender studies department intern, comparing the insemination of dairy cows to rape and milking them to “rampant sexual exploitation” of “non-human reproductive systems.”
She writes that “as a vegan and animal rights activist” (what a surprise!), she feels compelled to write about the “feminist aspects of animal agriculture,” which are, unfortunately, “under-researched.”
I wonder if she did any research into what happens if you don’t milk a dairy cow, and how you’re not doing the cow any favors?
This may be the stupidest story of the day, although the day is still young at this writing. Still, I had to tell you about this just because I’m hoping to popularize a new hashtag:
I wanted to make sure you also read these comments:
Running to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals may no longer be the sure-thing last resort for the left that it used to be. Friday night, that Court actually rejected an attempt to block a new Trump Administration rule barring federally-funded family planning clinics from talking to patients about abortions or referring them to abortion clinics. I guess even the 9th Circuit couldn't find a right in the Constitution to take money from taxpayers who oppose abortion and use it to promote abortion.
Facing a Monday deadline, Planned Parenthood threatened to pull out of the Title X program that administers the funds and give up the federal millions rather than comply. So just as Trump has a way of making his opponents destroy themselves, he may finally have tricked Planned Parenthood into defunding itself.
Very important points to remember when you hear the coming media firestorm over Trump taking away funding for contraceptives and other health and reproductive services that poor and rural patients desperately need:
1. If PP chooses pushing abortion over taking funds to provide health and reproductive services to the poor, then it’s their own decision, not Trump’s.
2. The funds are still available, and the HHS says it’s considering funding a new organization that will comply with the rule while providing all the same services without the abortion advocacy. PP might want to think again before allowing a demonstration of the speciousness of their longtime argument that cutting their funding means that women will go without health services. There are many clinics in America that provide real and far more complete women's health services without being abortion mills, and I'm sure they’d welcome the federal funds. And maybe their clinics would actually be able to give patients a mammogram.
Wonder why President Trump complains about the media? There's not even a pretense of fairness. There is no journalism anymore-just very biased, partisan, and one-sided advocacy. People aren't that stupid. Media isn't fooling anyone.
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