James Brody – The Apprentice, McCarthy – Deb’s Pakistanis,
HEALTH CARE: Hannity Free Market option.
LEADS: Wong – 5 facts about Kelly; Simon – Mueller ridiculous; Rocheleau – Mice in Philly; Lyman – Limbaugh on military coup; Corsi – Selling uranium to Russia; Chang – NKor & China.
RECOMMENDED: Convention of States; (DeMint); Mark Levin 07-27-17)
The Apprentice: You’re Fired
There was once a TV series where Trump gave assignments, judged winners and losers, and shouted “You’re fired!”
No appeals, no arguments and plenty of beautiful women.
Now he’s 80, acting 55 . . .
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Pakistani IT Scammers”
“In Washington, it’s never about what they tell you it’s about. So take this to the bank: The case of Imran Awan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mysterious Pakistani IT guy, is not about bank fraud.
“Yet bank fraud was the stated charge on which Awan was arrested at Dulles Airport this week, just as he was trying to flee the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar. That is the same route taken by Awan’s wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled the country, with three young daughters she yanked out of school, mega-luggage, and $12,400 in cash.
“By then, the proceeds of the fraudulent $165,000 loan they’d gotten from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been sent ahead. It was part of a $283,000 transfer that Awan managed to wire from Capitol Hill. He pulled it off — hilariously, if infuriatingly — by pretending to be his wife in a phone call with the credit union. Told that his proffered reason for the transfer (“funeral arrangements”) wouldn’t fly, “Mrs.” Awan promptly repurposed: Now “she” was “buying property.” Asking no more questions, the credit union wired the money . . . to Pakistan.
“As you let all that sink in, consider this: Awan and his family cabal of fraudsters had access for years to the e-mails and other electronic files of members of the House’s Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committees. It turns out they were accessing members’ computers without their knowledge, transferring files to remote servers, and stealing computer equipment — including hard drives that Awan & Co. smashed to bits of bytes before making tracks.
“They were fired in February. All except Awan, that is. He continued in the employ of Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat, former DNC chairwoman, and Clinton crony. She kept him in place at the United States Congress right up until he was nabbed at the airport on Monday.
“This is not about bank fraud. The Awan family swindles are plentiful, but they are just window-dressing. This appears to be a real conspiracy, aimed at undermining American national security. . .”
Hannity: Josh Umber Sites
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Kristina Wong, BigGovt: “Five Facts about New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly”
“President Donald Trump announced on Friday he was naming his Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to be the next White House Chief of Staff, replacing Reince Priebus.
Here are five facts you should know about Kelly:
#1: John Kelly is a retired four-star Marine general who last served as the commander of U.S. Southern Command, which oversees U.S. operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean. He became President Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security on January 20.
#2: Kelly served three tours in Iraq, commanding as a two-star general from 2008 to 2009. He commanded a Marine task force as a one-star general during the initial assault into Iraq. Asked then by a Los Angeles Times reporter if he was concerned about Saddam Hussein’s forces, he reportedly said, ‘Hell these are Marines. Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Baghdad ain’t sh-t.’
“#3: Kelly’s eldest son, Marine First Lieutenant Robert Kelly, was killed in action in Sangin, Afghanistan, while leading a platoon of Marines on a patrol. Kelly is the highest ranking military officer to lose a child in Iraq or Afghanistan. He has another son serving in the Marine Corps.
#4: As a Marine general during the Obama administration, he opposed opening combat jobs to women in the Marine Corps, and closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He rejected the argument that the prison served as terrorist recruitment propaganda as nonsense. He told Defense One: “Bombing the living sh-t out of ISIS in Iraq and Afghanistan, Syria, that would maybe irritate them more than the fact we have Guantanamo open.”
#5: He is 67-years-old, and was born in Boston. Kelly enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1970, and became an officer in 1975. He retired in 2016, after serving 40 years in the Marine Corps. He’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and received a Master’s degree from Georgetown. . .”
Roger Simon, PJM: “Proliferating Scandals Make Mueller Investigation Ludicrous”
“How many scandals can you fit on the head of a pin — or, in Maoist parlance, let a Hundred Scandals Bloom! And given the way they are blooming, Robert Mueller’s “Russia” investigation looks increasingly ludicrous.
“Even if Mueller were even-handed and the exact right person for the job — an open question at the moment — no single special counsel could handle all this. It’s a game of whack-a-mole to beat all games of whack-a-mole.
“Let’s enumerate the scandals as of this moment, several or all of which are or could be connected. . .”
Matt Rocheleau, Boston Globe: “Boston ranks high for mice, rats in homes — not so much for cockroaches”
“. . . In 2015, about 17 percent of households in the Boston metro area said they had seen signs of either mice or rats inside their home within the past year, according to surveys conducted by the Census Bureau.
“That was the second-highest percentage of the 25 metro areas surveyed nationwide.
Philadelphia ranked first (emph added, jb), with about 18 percent of households saying they’d seen signs of the small rodents, data from the federal agency show. After Boston came New York City at 15 percent, Washington at 13 percent, and Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Cincinnati. The national average was about 11 percent.”
Dan Lyman, InfoWars: “LIMBAUGH: DEEP STATE COULD BE RECRUITING RETIRED GENERALS TO LEAD MILITARY COUP”
“Desperate establishment prepared to overthrow Trump at all costs
“Radio host Rush Limbaugh issued a speculative warning to his listeners that he believes the deep state and D.C. swamp dwellers could potentially be recruiting ex-military leaders to spearhead a revolution to depose President Trump, if all else fails.
“During a segment covering ex-CIA head John Brennan’s statements at the Aspen Security Forum in which Brennan called upon members of the Executive Branch to effectively execute a coup if Trump fires compromised special investigator, Robert Mueller, Limbaugh offered the opinion that the D.C. establishment has abandoned virtually all rationality and respect for the democratic process due to an overwhelming hatred of the outsider President and could be prepared to take extreme measures to ensure he is removed from office.
“‘A ‘coup’ is moving in there and ridding the government of the guy; a coup is moving in there and taking the guy out – that’s why many coups occur with the military, you need force behind it,’ prefaced Limbaugh. “I will openly state – I am just speculating using intelligence guided by experience – these people are so far gone over what’s happened here to their precious town, to their precious power base, to their precious control of things, that I wouldn’t doubt if a couple of them are making phone calls to retired generals who still get up and put the uniform on every day… and soliciting their assistance, should it even become necessary, to lead a rebellion.’
“‘I have no evidence of it… but clearly there is an uncontrolled rage and irrationality in the anti-Trump forces on the left.’
Jerome Corsi, InfoWars: “ROBERT MUELLER’S ROLE IN CLINTON SCHEME TO SELL 20 PERCENT OF US URANIUM TO RUSSIA
“Special Counselor Mueller a Clinton Foundation “criminal fixer” in Uranium One scam?
“WASHINGTON, D.C. – On May 17, the day Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel charged with investigating possible “Russian collusion” with President Trump’s campaign, Julian Assange at WikiLeaks tweeted a WikiLeaks released State Department cable documenting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered Mueller to deliver a sample of stolen Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Russia in 2009.
“Assange’s email signaled an investigation is needed into Mueller and his complex involvement with Russia and Uranium One, the company Bill Clinton promoted with Canadian entrepreneur Frank Giustra while Hillary Clinton served as Obama secretary of state in a criminal saga that ended up with Secretary Clinton voting to give the Russian State Atomic Nuclear Energy Agency, Rosatom, control of approximately 20 percent of all uranium holdings in the United States.
“Mueller’s involvement in the Clintons’ drive to profit from selling 20 percent of U.S. uranium to Vladimir Putin’s Russian government should properly make him the target of a Department of Justice grand jury convened to examine the Clintons’ involvement with Uranium One, thereby disqualifying him from serving as Special Counsel appointed to examine the ‘no evidence’ Democratic meme that the Trump campaign ‘colluded’ with Russia to steal the election from Hillary Clinton. . .”
Gordon Chang, National Interest: “Why China Should Fear Donald Trump’s Tweets”
“. . . And so it looks as if North Korea is driving American foreign policy in directions not seen before.
“Saturday evening the American leader ripped Beijing with this: “I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet . . . they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!”
“Trump’s tweet will be long remembered. Since Nixon’s groundbreaking trip to Beijing, the integration of China into the international system has been one of the highest priorities of American foreign policy. Washington policymakers accepted unfriendly and even dangerous behavior from Beijing for fear of angering the Chinese. The rationale was that eventually China’s policymakers would see it in their interest to work with the U.S. in supporting the international system.
“The American strategy, unfortunately, only fed the sense of self-importance of the Chinese, who then took advantage of their U.S. counterparts. They used American patience to, among other things, support the North’s ballistic missile program with equipment and almost certainly technology.
“Trump, after the early-April meeting at Mar-a-Lago with Chinese ruler Xi Jinping, looked like he was going to continue Washington’s four-decades-old approach, trying to buy China’s cooperation with concessions—and placing friendly China relations above disarming the Kim regime.
“Xi, post-Mar-a-Lago, began to help on North Korea, for instance leaning on Pyongyang to not detonate the nuclear device that had already been buried at its Punggye-ri test site.
The Chinese, however, did not curtail other support, especially assistance to the North’s economy. China’s two-way trade with its North Korean neighbor was up 10.5 percent in the first half of this year. . .”
Convention of States: “https://www.conventionofstates.com”
Jim DeMint: Convention of States
“During my time in Washington, I was always known as an “outsider.” Many of my Senate colleagues described me as “anti-establishment.”
And I wore those mantles with pride.
In fact, I was so driven to shake things up in Washington that I founded and led the Senate Conservatives Fund, and then served as the President of the Heritage Foundation.
But after all the time and work that I put in, the federal government continued to grow. The bureaucracy continued to insert itself into our everyday lives at an alarming rate. Our national debt continued to skyrocket.
I finally realized that I had to look OUTSIDE of Washington for a solution.
And then, I found it.
It’s called an Article V Convention of States, and we can make it a reality with your signature on this national petition today.
You see, our Founding Fathers were brilliant men. They left an emergency clause in the Constitution in case the federal government got too big and out-of-control.
It’s called Article V, and it allows the states to bypass Congress and call a Convention of States to propose amendments to our Constitution and rein in the federal government.
Mark Levin (07-28-17)
“On Friday’s Mark Levin show, Dan Bongino, Contributing Editor for Conservative Review fills in for Mark. Reince Priebus is out as Chief of Staff for President Trump. Priebus resigned and is being replaced by head of the DHS, John Kelly. We are going to have more order in the West Wing now.
“After that, Susan Collins does nothing that is Republican. She voted against a straight Obamacare repeal and is consistently against Republican values. She needs to be primaried by a serious conservative. The label Republican is supposed to mean something. In addition, we don’t need the Republican Party which is a shell of a party. What good are they? They failed to pass a simple Obamacare repeal bill and are already folding on tax cuts. There are people who are happy with the status quo in the Republican and Democrat Party and then there are people who want to change it. This is why it is a good time to think about threatening a third party. What we are doing right now is not working. This is not a question of, if we split the vote or not. Who are we splitting the vote with, but between actual conservatives and establishment? The Founding Fathers were involved in real tangible decisions that had life or death ramifications. Those like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and George Washington had real courage. They didn’t live in the past but in the present. If they knew what was going on in our nation today they would be very upset. Unlike the Founding Fathers, Republicans can’t get out of their own way.
“Finally, not one Democrat signed to have Fusion GPS come testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Fusion GPS is the firm that put out the discredited dossier on Trump and Democrats are scared because they may have helped fund them.”