It wasn’t Trump who banned the media from a recent townhall. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez banned the media from a recent press conference claiming that it was a “non-story” and that she did it so that her potential constituents could “feel safe discussing sensitive issues in a threatening political time.” So far no one in the media has thought to ask her if she thinks the press are the “enemy of the people”. But many media members weren’t buying her reasons.
Ocasio-Cortez bans the press so the people can feel safe
James Clapper, Leon Panetta, and several other former CIA directors and Obama administration big wigs joined 70 former CIA leaders in ridiculing Trump for taking away John Brennan’s security clearance. Apparently their argument is that former intelligence officials should be able to use their unclassified information to hit the President with partisan attacks. However, security clearance is usually maintained for those who “need to know” so that their successors can go to them for help and information. But it is doubtful that anyone from the Trump administration is going to be going to hostile John Brennan for help.
Former intel agents upset about Brennan’s clearance being revoked
The jury in the Manafort trial is home for the weekend, but Judge Ellis is not revealing any information about their identities. Apparently the jury had expressed to him that they feared their identities being released. That’s probably a good move. The media and public opinion has already condemned Manafort, and any verdict that sets him free is sure to cause riots. As it is, the Manafort trial has been a disappointment for many on the Left. He is in trouble for tax and bank fraud, but the massive Russian collusion has once again failed to materialize.
Manafort jury fears the press
An investigation by Accountability In Government has revealed that Ohio’s 12th district has about 170 voters who are at least 116 years old. Some were as old as 216. The birthdates from the 2016 report were either 1/1/1900 or 1/1/1800. While this could be as simple as a computer error or human error, it reflects a system that desperately needs review and repair. However, Trump’s election commission was shuttered after months of Democrat obstruction. A study showed that 6.4% of the nation’s approximately 20 million illegal aliens managed to vote in 2016.
Voter rolls in Ohio’s 12th filled with issues
Another day, another harsh smack down from Judge Ellis in the Manafort trial. Ellis has daily rebuked the prosecution for going off topic, bringing up meaningless points, emphasizing Manafort’s wealth, and other errors. Ellis did apologize for one of his remarks, but continued today to knock the prosecution for going off topic. The prosecution has attempted to use Manafort’s wealth to paint him in a negative light and to focus on confusing procedural issues to muddy the waters. At one point Judge Ellis hit them for spending time talking about Manafort’s clothes and other aspects of his lavish lifestyle. Being rich is not a crime.
Judge Ellis chastises Manafort prosecution for 8th day
Islamic terrorists were caught running a camp in New Mexico where they were training children to be school shooters. The investigation began after one of the men at the camp abducted his son from foster care. The son later died and was buried at the camp. The 11 children found at the camp were also close to starvation. At the bottom of the article, CNN mentions that the sheriff characterized them as “extremists of the Muslim belief”.
Islamic child terrorist training camp discovered in New Mexico
More winning for the Trump economy. Incomes rose at the highest rate in over a decade this past year. Generally in an economic recovery wages lag behind. But with the fast drop in unemployment, it’s become harder to find good workers without paying a premium. The free market is once again showing that minimum wages don’t need the strong arm of government to go up.
Trump economy gives workers a raise
The Paul Manafort trial is off to a rough start as the judge found himself chastising the prosecution on several occasions. In one case, they continued to go on about Manafort’s lavish lifestyle before Judge Ellis reminded them that being wealthy isn’t a crime. At another point, the prosecution teased that their star witness Rick Gates might not testify, eliciting another eruption from the judge. Gates is thought to be a keystone witness for the case against Manafort.
Prosecution earns judge’s ire hours into Manafort case
Ocasio-Cortez just got snubbed by former President Barack Obama. Obama released a list of endorsements for the 2018 midterm. She’s not on the list. The former President and political godfather may include her in future endorsements, but it’s pretty telling that he wouldn’t include her in the first round. As Ocasio-Cortez continues to produce more gaffs than Joe Biden, more and more moderate Democrats have let go of her coattails and even openly criticized her. Personally, I’m rooting for her. It’s not often you see a Democrat candidate just come out and admit that they want to double taxes in America.
Obama releases list of endorsements, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t on it