President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Jan 30, 2018. What’s not to like?

By Jerome S. Kaufman

Astute Fox News Senior Analyst Brit Hume best summed up the Democrat response to the speech. “I don’t think the American people are going to like the attitude and body language of the Democrat leaders in the audience. “They all looked as if their dog had just died.” Bret Baier and Martha McCallum, the Fox team alongside for the speech coverage, cracked up.

What then was the Democrat problem? Simple. President Trump was just too good. He presented his unbelievable list of one year’s accomplishments. He put forward the American flag and his primary concern for the well-being of the United States of America First — not selfish, power seeking single minded partisan politics.

What was his one year list of accomplishments? In part they included:

2.4 million new jobs!
Rising wages in all segments of the economy,
Nation-wide unemployment at a 45 year low,
African American unemployment at the lowest level ever,
Hispanic unemployment also at the lowest level ever,
Small businesses gained 8 trillion in value.
The Stock Market gains are off the charts at all time highs,
Your retirement holdings, your 401K savings are greater than ever,

The Congress, thanks to the ceaseless nudging of President, passed a bill authorizing the biggest tax cuts and reforms in our history:

The Standard Deduction for individuals has been doubled

The first $45,000 of income is tax-free

The credit for each child supported has doubled

The tax bill for a family of four with an income of $75,000 has been halved

Take home pay has increased for everyone

The awful Individual Mandate of Obama Care forcing everyone to buy health insurance, whether they wanted to or not, has been eliminated.

Three million Americans have already received tax reductions

The taxes on businesses has been lowered from 35% one of the highest in the world to 21% making us once again competitive in world markets and virtually guaranteeing greater production, greater employment and higher wages.

Small businesses can now deduct from their taxes 20% of business income.

The big corporations are flocking back to this country from abroad, bringing back American dollars and creating new American jobs.

Apple is investing 3.5 billion more dollars in new operations and 20,000 new workers are to be hired

Exxon Mobile is bringing back 50 billion dollars to invest in US projects

Fiat Chrysler is investing one billion in a Warren, MI truck factory shifting work back from Mexico.

Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced they would build a new $1.6 billion joint venture auto plant.

US War Veterans, for the first time have other options for health care. They are no longer held hostage to the oft-proven inefficient operations of Veteran Hospitals

President Trump, with Senate approval, has appointed a top rated Supreme Court Judge, Neil Gorsuch, who is known for his faith and belief in the Constitution of the United States — not the whims of transient political popularity and correctness.

President Trump has appointed a record number of circuit court justices that are also sworn to uphold the Constitution of the US and actually believe and respect that oath.

President Trump became the first US president in the State of Israel’s 70 year old re-birth to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. The audience’s response registered thunderous support and heart warming.

In the latest Fox News Poll, President Trump’s approval rating had risen to 45% and there is no question, after this home run of a speech, it will rise considerably more – as it should.

So, no wonder the Democrats sat upon their hands with wry, unhappy faces and left early.

Jerome S. Kaufman, Editor/Publisher
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Every one of our National Security Agencies has been penetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood!

(One can’t help but wonder if Hillary Clinton’s long time special pal Huma Abedin is involved, given her immediate family’s intimate relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood? Maybe that possibility is easily determined in Hillary’s 33,000 “disappeared”  e-mails? Ya think?)  jsk

By Janet Ellen Levy

The above title quote was issued in 2015 by Admiral James Lyons, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Watch and study the information about the Al Hijrah mosque leadership and attendees.  Be sure to notice the ingratiating demeanor of FBI management. Instead of draining the cesspool, they’re aiding and abetting those responsible for espousing jihad ideology, funding attacks against the West and radicalizing fellow Muslims.
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II  FBI takes on ‘Islamophobia’: White nationalism seen as bigger threat than jihadism

Bushra Alawie is the FBI’s outreach to the metro Detroit area and gave a training workshop for local law enforcement Jan. 10, 2018  on “cultural education” about Islam. Screenshot/WXYZ
Two Michigan residents attended a BRIDGES meeting hosted by the Detroit office of the FBI recently that left them stunned by the level of Islamist infiltration at the Bureau.
BRIDGES is a quarterly FBI outreach program that stands for Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity, whereby the FBI hosts workshops for law enforcement and various immigrant communities. They’ve been held in Boston, Detroit, Houston and Minneapolis-St. Paul and some city police departments host similar meetings on their own, without the FBI in attendance.
According to the FBI website, BRIDGES “brings together members of diverse communities and state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies to discuss issues and concerns within their communities.”
In southeastern Michigan, those diverse communities include an array of Islamic migrant enclaves, both Shia and Sunni, as well as Coptic, Chaldean and Assyrian Christians forced to flee their Middle Eastern homelands by the Islamic State and other jihadist groups.
The outreaches can sometimes go to bizarre lengths to demonstrate the FBI’s respect for Islam.
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VP Pence addresses the Israeli Knesset Jan. 22, 2018


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No! J Street is not Pro-Jewish, not Pro-Israel. In fact, not Pro-American. Quite the opposite!

Redacted from a much more detailed Zionist Organization of America Executive Summary

By Morton A. Klein, Elizabeth Berney, Esq., and Daniel Mandel, PhD
Professor Emeritus Professor Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School summed it up:

“J Street has been the most damaging organization in American history against Israel . . . J Street has done more to turn young people against Israel than any organization in the whole of history. It will go down in history as one of the most virulent, anti-Israel organizations in the history of Zionism and Judaism. It has given cover to anti-Israel attitudes on campus and particularly its approach to Israel’s self defense.”

Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post Senior Editor explained:

“J Street is an anti-Israel, pro-Iranian and pro-Palestinian lobby run by American Jews. . . . J Street’s . . . goal is to destroy the power and influence of the American Jewish community. . . . The tools it employs are demoralization and deceit. . . . Israel is the most extraordinary collective achievement of the Jewish people in thousands of years.

It is the embodiment of the dreams, faith, blood, sweat and tears of the Jewish people today and throughout time in both spiritual and physical terms. Israel is something that every Jew should celebrate and be thankful [for] not only on Yom Ha’atzma’ut, but every day of the year. . . ”

It is J Street’s purpose to hide this truth from the American Jewish community. So it is the task of American Jews to build on the decision of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations [overwhelmingly rejecting J Street from the national organization and ensure . . . that J Street goes down in time as the great failure it deserves to be.”

In J Street’s Orwellian world, being “pro-Israel” means promoting policies on every front that endanger Israel’s existence, and damage American support for the Jewish State. This executive summary outlines the extraordinary breadth and extent of J Street’s hostile-to-Israel statements and activities.

The full ZOA report on J Street, documenting all items outlined here, is available at the website or by contacting

J Street has numerous anti-Israel, foreign and Muslim donors – and lies about this. For years, J Street falsely denied that anti-Zionist billionaire George Soros was a major J Street funder. Soros and his children continue to be major J Street donors, and Soros’ foundations work closely with J Street.
Other significant J Street donors include a board member of NIAC (Iranian lobbyist); an attorney who had represented the Saudi Embassy and whose husband was a major Saudi lobbyist; leaders of Muslim student groups;

Saudi and Iranian-born Americans; Palestinian and Arab-American businessmen who also give to Arab-oriented anti-Israel PACs; the Turkish producer of a virulently anti-American, anti-Semitic Turkish film which depicts a Jewish American doctor harvesting organs from prisoners; A Muslim professor who writes about alleged Israeli “repression of the Palestinian people”; and many others of this ilk.

If J Street is so “pro-Israel,” then why do so many Israel-haters support J Street? J Street officials have spoken against Israel’s very existence: At J Street’s 2010 national conference, J Street co-founder Daniel Levy called Israel’s rebirth in 1948 “an act that was wrong.”

J Street’s Advisory Council member Marcia Freedman told the 2015 J Street conference: “Israelis should not have a state.” The 2017 president of the J Street U student group sent a letter to Congress saying it was unfair to label as anti-Semites those who oppose Israel’s existence.

J Street lobbies for anti-Israel UN Security Council resolutions and promotes Anti-Israel UN Resolutions that condemn Israel, demand that Israel to retreat to indefensible pre-1967 “Auschwitz” lines, seek to cut off the Jewish people from their holiest sites, and unilaterally create a Palestinian Arab terrorist state that does not recognize Israel.

J Street urged former President Obama to support or to not veto notorious anti-Israel UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (which absurdly and falsely labeled Judaism’s holiest places such as the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, and Judea and Samaria, the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem, Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital and the Mt. of Olives – the site of the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world – as “occupied Arab land”).

J Street then took out major ads thanking and praising former President Obama for doing so. J Street then lobbied against the bipartisan Congressional resolution condemning UNSC Resolution 2334. When anti-Israel NGO B’tselem denounced Israel at the UN and urged the UN to take action against Israel, J Street supported B’tselem over Israel. J Street conferences call for “pressure without limits” on Israel, including not protecting Israel with UN vetoes.U.S.

Ambassador to Israel David Friedman:

“J Street? They are just smug advocates of Israel’s destruction delivered from the comfort of their secure American sofas – it’s hard to imagine anyone worse.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

“The ZOA has done important work explaining Israel’s case to the American public, media, and Congress. When I think of ZOA, I think of an organization that refuses to compromise the truth regardless of prevailing fashion.”

To counter and hopefully eliminate J Street, please join ZOA/donate by mail or phone, or on our website:

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Smoke but no fire but, thanks for gesture. And… what’s next for real?

Smoke but no fire but, thanks for gesture. And… what’s next for real?
The White House just announced a $65 million cut in aid to Arab-Palestinians.

This sounds good but what does it really mean in dollars and cents?

According to The Times of Israel, the U.S. provided $712 million in assistance in 2016. $65 million represents a mere 9% of that total.

This recent gesture is reminiscent of the December 2017 cut of $285 million from the U.N. budget billed as an “historic reduction.” However, it turns out that the U.S. contributes a total of $8 billion in mandatory payments and voluntary contributions to the U.N. annually. In other words, America is withholding a mere 3.5% of its usual and customary contribution. The Arab Palestinians get to keep 96.5% of their U.S. allotment!

Be sure to question what you read and analyze how an action plays politically before enthusiastically endorsing it.

In these two cases, U.S. actions represent drops in the proverbial bucket.

How difficult would it be to cut your budget by up to 9%, especially when other sources – try the EU in this case – could pick up the slack?

Janet Levy,
Los Angeles

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Obama’s deliberate multifaceted maneuvers to destroy the United States of America

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Obama’s deliberate multifaceted maneuvers to destroy the United States of America

Redacted from an article by Guy Taylor and Dan Boylan
The Washington Times, December 21, 2017

… On repeated occasions during the Obama era, high-level sources and some lawmakers lamented to The Washington Times, the president’s inner circle ignored classified briefings and twisted intelligence to fit political goals.

Long before Donald Trump appeared on the White House campaign scene, many pointed to an incident during the 2012 election cycle as the most dramatic evidence of how that approach affected the handling of national security threats.

‘Understating the threat’
On the campaign trail in 2012, Mr. Obama declared that al Qaeda was “on the run,” despite a flow of intelligence showing that the terrorist group was metastasizing — a circumstance that led to the rise of the Islamic State.

Many Americans believed the president was justifiably touting a major success of his first term with the U.S. Special Forces killing of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden in 2011. But the gulf between Mr. Obama’s campaign pronouncements and classified briefings provided to Congress touched off a heated debate in intelligence circles over whether the president was twisting the facts for political gain.

“Candidate Obama was understating the threat,” then-House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told The Times in an interview after the 2012 election. “To say the core [was] decimated and therefore we [had] al Qaeda on the run was not consistent with the overall intelligence assessment at the time.”

With regard to the Obama White House, Mr. Rogers told The Times, the circumstances were different but no less disturbing. “Over the course of their time in office, the Obama administration’s world got smaller and smaller,” said the Michigan Republican, who retired from Congress in 2015. “They listened to fewer and fewer different opinions. When you do that, that is how you miss things.”

‘Heart was never in it’
Chaos and instability in the Middle East factored into one Obama-era intelligence leak that officials now say badly undermined national security.

The CIA’s covert “Train and Equip” program was crafted to aid forces seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad after the 2011 Arab Spring protests exploded into a civil war in Syria.

One former senior intelligence official said the program was badly undermined because the White House was constantly leaking details of efforts to build a Free Syrian Army with cash, weapons and intelligence.

“Obama’s heart was never in it, and the administration wanted nothing to do with it,” Mr. Pollack told The Times. “He mostly did it to avoid domestic political blowback. We could have done so much more, but the way it was run, it killed itself.”

Mr. Pollack, who once worked in the Clinton White House, said the program’s recruitment vetting was ridiculous. “The [Obama] administration more or less insisted, ‘We will only accept applicants … who had never met a jihadist.’ The vetting standards were absurd and excluded almost everyone who had any contact with the opposition in Syria,” Mr. Pollack said.

In the long run, the policy’s failure provided a clear window for Iran and Russia to expand their military presence and political influence into the power vacuum created by Syria’s war.

And then there was”unmasking.”

Controversy has swirled for the past year around the Obama administration’s use of a process that allowed high-level White House officials to learn the redacted identities of Americans swept up in classified surveillance against suspected foreign operatives during the months surrounding the presidential election.

For decades, national security officials at the highest level have used their security clearances to engage in the process known as “unmasking” while reading raw intercepts from around the world for better understanding of relationships that might impact America’s safety.

But Republicans believe the process — and the safeguards against abuse — went terribly awry in the final months of the bitter campaign between Mr. Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton and through the transition period between Mr. Trump’s unexpected victory and inauguration.

Remarks by former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, as well as Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former top White House strategist Steve Bannon, were all captured in surveillance of a Trump Tower meeting in December 2016. Susan E. Rice, Mr. Obama’s national security adviser, has since acknowledged she asked that the identities of the Americans in the surveillance be revealed, citing what she said were legitimate concerns about the purpose of the group’s meeting with foreigners.

Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House intelligence committee, has gone further, suggesting that Obama administration officials strategically leaked the names to smear Mr. Trump and fuel a narrative that the Trump campaign was secretly working with foreign forces.

Suspicion that the Obama White House intentionally leaked the unmasked names has been fueled by what intelligence sources say was the administration track record of other sensitive leaks — which stretched back to the Abdullah al-Shami case in Afghanistan.

Fearful of a similar reaction, the Obama administration decided the best course of action would be to leak information about the al-Shami case to stir up public awareness of the conundrum facing the president, the former intelligence officials said.
“Look,” said the source, “I actually appreciate that Obama didn’t like the idea of killing another American without due process. But was leaking this stuff really the right way to handle this?

The al Qaeda operative was finallyconvicted in September in U.S. federal court in New York on terrorism charges under his birth name, Muhanad Mahmoud al-Farekh. The 31-year-old is slated to be sentenced next month.

Obama protected Hezbollah drug ring to avoid ‘rocking the boat’ on Iran deal

(The history of collusion with our  enemies by Barack Hussein Obama is endless. There is no doubt he will go down as the most deliberately destructive President we have ever had – as a matter of fact – the only one) jsk.

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Palm Beach Post’s concept of “Balanced Views” (Huh!)

By Jerome S. Kaufman

The most conspicuous example of this deliberate  delusion is a daily page in the paper called Balanced Views consisting of two separate vertical columns – side by side. One is called, From the Left and the other is called, From the Right.

The reader is also given a list of contributing columnists appearing on both sides on different days of the week. Additional columnists do appear.

Listed on the Left are: Paul Krugman, Mary Sanchez, Maureen Dowd, Thomas Friedman, E.J. Dionne Jr., Gail Collins and Leonard Pitts. No-one with views on the Left would argue with any of these selections.

Those on the Right are a totally different story. Many of them are not on the Right at all or on the Right on rare occasions.  They then  proceed from that supposed position to  criticize rather than support the Right in most of their writings.

This is particularly the case when they write about President Trump — which is the greater part of their time. Listed as Right wing in the paper are Mona Charen, Ross Douthat, Michael Gerson, Kathleen Parker, David Brooks and George Will all of whom spend most of the time criticizing the Republican Party and President Trump. Chas Krauthammer has had an epiphany lately to modify his approach and even  reluctantly praise the President

The Post of  Wed. Jan. 10, 2018, is a perfect example of this ploy. The column on the Left is written by Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post,  a paper notorious for its Left point of view. Her column is titled “Rising stock prices are not evidence of Trump ‘genius’.” Need I say more?  Rampell goes on to explain why Trump should not be given obvious credit for turning the mind-set of virtually the entire nation around and many of the Europeans and Far East, as well. People and companies are now optimistic and confidently putting money back into the system. The stock market respects that opinion and is setting record high records every day.

Then we move over to the supposed Right column in the paper written by Michael Gerson who also happens to write for the Washington Post. By the way, in no way does anyone  present a genuinely Right view and still work for the Washington Post.

Gerson’s perverse opening paragraph tells it all and was predictably  embraced by his Washington Post editors. Gerson writes:
“ Because of President Donald Trump’s absence of downward loyalty, his elevation of the morally impaired and the encouragement of staff factionalism, his administration will produce any number of damaging memoirs and leak-filled exposes.”

Then Gerson goes on to praise Michael Wolff’s, ‘Fire and Fury’ as a true estimate of Donald Trump when any number of objective critics have described Wolff’s book as a work of complete fiction. Wolff admits that he is in the business of selling books and don’t let the facts get in the way.

Fortunately, we do have an objective point of view dealing with the facts of the case. It comes from Wm. McGurn, Wall Street Journal, Dec. 26, 2017, titled: The ‘Stupidity of Donald Trump.’

McGurn goes on to disclaim:

“This time, one year ago, the assumption dominating political coverage was the only people more stupid than Donald Trump were the ‘disposables’ that elected him.

Since then, of course President Trump has become President Trump and in his over 11 months in office he has:

Put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court balancing the Left leaning

Appointed four time as many judges on the appellate courts as Barack Obama dis his first year.

Recognized Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel

Withdrawn from the anti-US Paris climate accord

Adopted a more resolute policy on Afghanistan,

Rolled back Catholic Nuns having to provide employees with the tools of contraception and abortion

Opened drilling for oil in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge,

Initiated a bold deregulation assault of the Deep State and ..

Topped if off with the first major overhaul of the tax code in more than 30 years.”

Who then do you think is giving the public more accurate information and reasoned opinion — Wm. McGurn or the carefully selected be-clouded columnists  of  the Left and Right  of the the Palm Beach Post?

Jerome S Kaufman, Publisher/Editor

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No wonder the Brits want Brexit. Sounds like their new “citizens” should be in Iraq, Yemen, Iran or Dearborn, MIchigan

> So England doesn’t like the US recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel!!!!! Imagine that!
> I thought this might give you a better understanding of the insidiousness of Hijrah; that’s the takeover of a nation without going to war.
Don’t think for a moment that America is not a target or that there are no American cities where Islamic and Sharia victories and takeovers have already occurred. It’s time for border control, or start planning for a very big goodbye to the American way of life!
> Here’s what has already happened to England within a few years of opening their borders without any entry control:
> How the British have passively succumbed to the Muslim invasion:
> Mayor of London … MUSLIM
> Mayor of Birmingham … MUSLIM
> Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM
> Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM
> Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLIM
> Mayor of Oxford .. MUSLIM
> Mayor of Luton …. MUSLIM
> Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM
> Mayor of Rochdale …. MUSLIM
> All the following achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population:
> Over 3,000 Muslim Mosques
> Over 130 Muslim Sharia Courts
> Over 50 Muslim Sharia Councils
> Muslims Only No-Go Areas Across The UK
> Muslim Women…78% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
> Muslim Men..63% don’t work and are on FREE benefits/housing
> Muslim Families..6-8 children planning to go on FREE benefits/housing and now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT!
> ..and we (the USA) and (CANADA) can’t decide on an immigration policy???
> One of the ways to combat this is to keep circulating such information around our United States and Canada to inform the uninformed who mainly only listen and read the left leaning US and Canadian radio/TV and newspapers. I have not seen this in the US or Canadian media…have you?
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So, what’s with this “Fusion”? I thought they did that for bad backs?

Fusion’s Russia Fog

The Steele dossier hit men now claim to be political victims.

Editorial Board – Wall Street Journal

Jan. 4, 2018

Let’s see. The Clinton campaign hires Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm, to investigate the Trump campaign. Fusion hires a former British spy, Christopher Steele, who produces a dossier based on Russian sources full of rumor, hearsay and an occasional fact to allege collusion between the Kremlin and Trump campaign.

The dossier gets to the FBI, which uses it to justify opening a counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign, perhaps including a judicial warrant to spy on Trump officials. Then Fusion has Mr. Steele privately brief select media reporters, ensuring that the dossier’s contents become public before the election.

And now Fusion GPS complains about being a victim? Huh?
Only in Washington, folks.

That’s the sob story spun by Fusion GPS founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch Wednesday in a New York Times op-ed that matches the Steele dossier for disinformation.

The Fusion duo portray themselves as valiantly working to “highlight Mr. Trump’s Russia ties” by providing the FBI with “intelligence reports” that corroborated “credible allegations of collusion between the Trump camp and Russia.” For exercising their “right under the First Amendment,” Fusion laments that it has been subject to Congressional harassment and a “succession of mendacious conspiracy theories,” including by us. Oh my.

Fusion is talented at producing dirt for hire, including for Russians to smear human-rights activist Bill Browder. The problem is the veracity of its work, and the cofounders don’t name a single example in their op-ed of something that proves the dossier’s claim of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Eighteen months after the dossier hit Washington, the FBI, special counsel Robert Mueller and Congress have also offered no public validation of its collusion allegations.

The Fusion boys pat themselves on the back for “having handed over our relevant bank records,” but the firm stonewalled Congressional committees for most of 2017, refusing to divulge the names of its clients (the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee) and even suing to prevent access to its bank records. In court documents, Fusion has also admitted to paying journalists during the election, though it refuses to disclose the names, amounts or purposes of the payments.

As Mr. Browder notes on Twitter , the Fusion op-ed also “conveniently omits” that it “worked for Russian gov’t interests trying to repeal Magnitsky Act [sanctions] at the same time [it] was working on the dossier.” Mr. Simpson met with his Russian client, Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, before and after she sat with Donald Trump Jr. in Trump Tower in June 2016.

Mr. Simpson continues to claim he knew nothing about her Trump meeting and that she knew nothing of his Steele dossier work—though you’ll have to take his word for the coincidence.

As for Fusion’s deep concern about “an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power,” the firm’s concern about Russia—and its human-rights abuses, for which the Magnitsky sanctions were imposed—would seem to stop at its bank account.

Far from being victimized, Fusion has been protected by a Beltway press corps stocked with allies who rely on the firm for scoops. Fusion also has friends in the FBI and Justice Department who have a mutual interest in blocking Congress from discovering how the dossier was used to investigate the Trump campaign.

Toward that end, the New York Times reported on the weekend that the real Rosetta Stone of the Trump-Russia probe was a drunken conversation in May of 2016 by junior Trump staffer George Papadopoulos. This narrative would have us believe that the FBI hinged its probe on a man it didn’t bother to interview until 2017, and about whom it didn’t brief Congress until months after the election.

By the way, the FBI or Justice Department sources who leaked this story almost surely broke the law in disclosing classified information about details collected by intelligence agencies about the meetings and conversations of Mr. Papadopoulos, a private citizen. Yet the FBI and Justice still refuse to tell Congress how they used the Steele dossier.

Fusion now says it wants Congress to release transcripts of Mr. Simpson’s interviews with committees, a change from his refusal last year to appear in public session before the Senate Judiciary Committee. By all means, disclose it all, along with FBI agent-source reports on the Steele dossier and the surveillance warrant applications that Justice refuses to release.


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A banner year for Fox News: record-breaking ratings and powerful influence in politics, social media

If you ever tire of “Fake News”, watch Fox News to learn the truth and not simply absorb the garbage that establishment Left wing media produces every minute of the day.




By Jennifer Harper – The Washington Times – Monday, December 25, 2017


It has been a banner year for one network in the competitive, often chaotic media marketplace. Fox News has enjoyed its highest-rated year since it was founded 21 years ago, and has emerged as the leading influence in both politics and social media.

In terms of audience, the network is beating its news competition — along with everyone else in the cable realm.

At year’s end, Fox News marks its second consecutive year as the most-watched cable network of all according to Nielsen Media Research, besting ESPN, HGTV and other high-profile providers. In the news realm, Fox News now marks its 16th year at No. 1, garnering 2.4 million primetime viewers compared to 1.6 million for MSNBC and 1 million for CNN.



Veteran primetime host Sean Hannity drew the largest audiences across all cable news programming, typically drawing 3.2 million viewers.



Meanwhile, early morning “Fox and Friends” co-hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade were named the “most influential” forces in media by none other than, an industry blog which cited the trio’s popularity with President Trump, a regular viewer.

“That comes with wide-reaching consequences: very often a Fox and Friends segment can set the policy and media narrative for the day,” wrote analyst Aidan McLaughlin in his rationale of the choice.


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The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left – By Dinesh D’Souza

The Nazis, Adolph Hitler, the Democrats, the Republicans  and the Jews

Blaming the victim is a lie, but a lie of a special type. Normally lying
is a distortion of the truth. This applies to simple transference in the
sense of the term. The qualities of the patient are shifted to the therapist.
But, when the perpetrator blames the victim, he does more than blame an innocent party. He blames the very party that is being directly harmed by his actions

Blaming the victim involves the perpetrator and the victim exchanging places: the bad guy becomes a good guy and the good guy becomes a bad guy. This is more than a distortion of the truth; it is an inversion of it. It’s a big, big lie.

The big lie is a term routinely attributed to Adolf Hitler. Supposedly, Hitler used the term to describe Nazi propaganda. In his Mein Kampf Hitler contrasts the big lie with little or ordinary lies: “The great masses of the people,” he writes, “more easily fall victim to the big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things but would be ashamed of lies that were too big.

Such a falsehood will never enter their heads and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous misrepresentation in others.”

Hitler, however, Is not referring to his own big lies. Rather, he is referring to the lies allegedly promulgated by the Jews. The Jews, Hitler says, are masters of the big lie. Now remember to recognize that Mein Kampf is a tireless recitation of libels and calumnies against the Jews.

The Jews are accused of everything from being capitalists to being Bolsheviks, from being impotent to lusting after Nordic women, from being culturally insignificant to being seekers of world domination. The charges are contradictory; they cannot simultaneously be true.

Yet while lying about the Jews and plotting their destruction, Hitler accuses the Jews of lying and of plotting the destruction of Germany. Hitler employs the big lie even as he disavows its use. He portrays himself as a truth-teller and attributes lying to those he is lying about, the Jews, as usual. Could there be a more pathological case of transference, and of specifically blaming the victim?

The big lie is now back and this time it is about the role of fascism and Nazism in American politics. The political Left, backed by the
mainstream of the Democratic Party, insists that Donald Trump is an
American version of Hitler or Mussolini.

The GOP, they say, is the new incarnatIon of the Nazi Party. These charges become the basis and rationalization for seeking to destroy Trump and his allies by any means necessary.

The “fascism card” is also used to intimidate conservatives and RepublIcans into renouncing Trump for fear themselves of being branded and smeared. Nazism, after all, is the ultimate form of hate, and association with it, the ultimate hate crime.

In this book, I turn the tables on the Democratic Left and they, not Trump, are the real fascists. They are the ones who use Nazi bullying and intimidation tactics and subscribe to a full-blown fascist ideology.

The charges that they make against Trump and the GOP are actually applicable to them. The self-styled opponents of hate are the actual practitioners of the politics of hate. Through a process of transference, leftists blame their victims for being and doing what they themselves are and do. In a sick inversion, the real fascists in American politics masquerade as anti-fascists and accuse the real anti-fascists of being fascists.

(And, of course, the Jews are just a sliver away from being blamed by the Democrats for the whole ugly scenario. As a matter of fact, some of their more flagrant convention signs are doing exactly that right now. And still the ignorant, self-destructive Jews vote 75% Democrat as if that will somehow save them! Sick, Sick, Sick) jsk
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