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Obama-Clinton Insider Caught Unlawfully Lobbying for Russia

Former Obama White House counsel and Clinton-tied attorney Greg Craig is facing possible federal charges for illegal unregistered overseas lobbying on behalf of Russian-backed Viktor Yanukovych, president of Ukraine. The allegations are coming to light as the latest installment of deep state corruption getting caught up in the Russia collusion dragnet during the course of the Mueller investigation. According to a Fox News report, the lobbying work occurred in 2012 while Craig was a partner at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, but Craig failed to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA. Read more…

Here’s more from Fox News…

Former Obama White House Counsel and Clinton-linked attorney Greg Craig may soon be charged by the Justice Department for engaging in illegal unregistered overseas lobbying, in a case initially probed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller — a development that would make him the first Democrat to face prosecution amid the long-running Russia investigation.

The case centers on lobbying work that Craig performed in 2012 for the Russian-backed president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, while Craig was a partner at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Craig allegedly never registered as a foreign agent under a U.S. law known as the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, which requires lobbyists to declare publicly if they represent foreign leaders, governments or their political parties.

FARA violations were only rarely prosecuted until Mueller took aim at Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, for his lobbying work in Ukraine. Manafort, who connected Craig with Yanukovych, has been convicted on numerous bank and tax fraud charges, and was separately accused of FARA violations as well. He was sentenced earlier this month to approximately seven years in prison.

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War Memorial Cross Scrutinized by SCOTUS

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday from atheists targeting a 40-foot-high cross erected in 1925 to honor American soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I. The Peace Cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is offending enemies of Christian symbolism at a prominent intersection. It has been made possibly more offensive to them after President Trump signaled his support for saving it. The legal battle reached the Supreme Court after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the cross must be removed or altered to eradicate religious symbolism, an impossible task for a cross. At the heart of the legal debate is the “Lemon Test,” which seeks to determine whether a government action is based in religious intention or coercion. Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The fate of a 40-foot high cross erected in 1925 to honor men who died in World War I will be the focus of arguments before the Supreme Court Wednesday.

The concrete cross, known as the Peace Cross, was erected in Bladensburg, Maryland by the American Legion. It has been owned by the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission since 1961.

Atheists demanded the federal courts rule the monument violated the constitutional prohibition on the establishment of religion, claiming they were offended by the display. The cross sits at a prominent intersection in the Washington area. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a two to one decision, ordered that the cross be removed or altered to remove any religious symbolism.

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Man Refusing to Pay Abortion-Funding Taxes Wins in Court

Christian Michael Bowman of Columbia City, Oregon, is taking taxpayer funding of abortion to court with a specific challenge to the Internal Revenue Service. Citing the federal government’s funding of abortion, 53-year-old Bowman has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999 despite the IRS sending him warnings and garnishing money from his bank account. Federal prosecutors argue that his cashing of paychecks constitutes “remov[ing] his income from the reach of tax authorities” and have indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857 in addition to four misdemeanor counts for willfully failing to file returns. Last week, however, U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman against the felony charge that he is trying to conceal his income or deceive the federal government.

Here’s more from Life Site News…

COLUMBIA CITY, Oregon, April 18, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Like 60% of Americans, Michael Bowman opposes taxpayer funding of abortion. Unlike most Americans, he is currently squaring off against the Internal Revenue Service to avoid doing so.

Bowman is a 53-year-old Christian and contract engineer in Columbia City, Oregon. He has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999, The Oregonian reports, citing the federal government’s funding of the abortion industry.

“I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told the paper. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”

The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.

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Covington Kids to Sue Activist Nathan Phillips

Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann-the student raked over the coals during the March for Life-will be suing Native American activist Nathan Phillips for his role in the Left wing smear campaign. Sandmann’s attorney L. Lin Wood explained Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Sandmann et al. are “well documented.” Wood tweeted that: “While it is true that civil lawsuits are about money damages (1) for injury done & (2) to punish and deter, they also reveal the truth. The sworn deposition testimony of Nathan Phillips will prove invaluable in obtaining justice for Nick Sandmann. And it will be one of many.” Holding Left wing bomb throwers-and their media counterparts-acceptable is long overdue.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Lawyers for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann intend to sue the Native American activist who got the ball rolling on the agenda-driven smear campaign against their client and the rest of the Covington boys.

L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in aggressive defamation suits against the media, told LifeSiteNews on Friday that Nathan Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against Sandmann and the other Covington students are “well documented” and he will be sued. He confirmed to PJ Media on Twitter Wednesday that he intends to sue Phillips.

Wood explained in a tweet last week that a sworn deposition from Phillips would “prove invaluable in obtaining justice” for his client.

 

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It Gets Worse for Virginia Democrats

From blackface Halloween costumes sported by Governor Ralph Northam in 1984 to sexual assault allegations against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, the Left is eating its own in the commonwealth of Virginia. The latest report in this saga reveals that a fourth Democrat has now been caught up in this: Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), who apparently knew about the allegations against Fairfax for more than a year but did nothing. What should really scare the Left, though, is that Fairfax’s accuser has not only submitted a detailed statement about the alleged 2004 assault at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, but she has also retained the legal services of Katz, Marshall, and Banks, the same law firm used by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Read more…

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The series of scandals that have brought Virginia Democrats to their knees over the last week worsened after a new bombshell report was released on Wednesday night that alleges a Democratic lawmaker knew about the sexual assault allegations against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax for over a year.

ABC News reports that Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) was made aware of the allegations directly from Fairfax’s accuser, Dr. Vanessa Tyson, “who on Wednesday released a statement detailing the alleged 2004 assault, which took place at the Democratic National Convention in Boston.”

“Allegations of sexual assault need to be taken seriously,” Scott said in a statement to ABC News. “I have known Professor Tyson for approximately a decade and she is a friend. She deserves the opportunity to have her story heard.”

Aides to Scott told ABC News that Tyson told Scott on October 20, 2017 that she was “not a fan” of Fairfax, who at the time was a candidate for Virginia Lieutenant Governor.

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Roger Stone Calls for CNN to Testify “Tip-Off” Truth Under Oath

Following his high-profile arrest at his home last week-complete with a full CNN production team trailing the FBI-Roger Stone is calling for the “fake news” network to testify under oath that it was not a tip-off from the Department of Justice. CNN was, of course, quick to deny that its presence as the sole media outlet on the scene was anything more than “gut instinct.” According to Breitbart, Stone said: “[FBI agents] walked me out in the middle of the street to make sure the CNN camera could get great footage of the whole thing. The street was sealed off, so how CNN had a camera right outside the door that’s very hard to understand because nobody else was allowed on the street.” Read more…

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Roger Stone told Breitbart News that CNN coordinated with the “Mueller investigation” in producing “great footage” depicting him as “some sort of criminal” in order to “taint the jury pool.” He offered his remarks in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Stone recalled last Friday’s events when he was arrested by FBI agents at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with a CNN production team in tow.

Stone said, “[FBI agents] walked me out in the middle of the street to make sure the CNN camera could get great footage of the whole thing. The street was sealed off, so how CNN had a camera right outside the door; that’s very hard to understand, because nobody else was allowed on the street.”

CNN denied being tipped off by sources within Robert Mueller’s team or the broader FBI, crediting “reporter’s instinct” with its decision to have a camera crew on-site during the pre-dawn raid of Stone’s home.

 

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Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Director Turns Pro-Life

During an interview in the run-up to the 2019 March for Life, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director, shared her story of how she became pro-life eight years into her job after witnessing an abortion. During an interview on Life with Alex Marlow on Breitbart News Daily, Johnson revealed: “I worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years. I was a clinic director. I left in 2009 after a couple of things. One, I was told that my job was to double the amount of abortions-so double our abortion quota-that we had in our clinic, which was troubling to me because I was told for all of these years that our goal was to reduce the number of abortions, and here I am being told to double our quota.”

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director at Planned Parenthood, spoke to Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Thursday, explaining that she became a pro-life advocate after witnessing an abortion.

The interview came ahead of the 2019 March for Life, scheduled for January 18 in Washington, DC.

Johnson said, “I worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years. I was a clinic director. I left in 2009 after a couple of things. One, I was told that my job was to double the amount of abortions — so double our abortion quota — that we had in our clinic, which was troubling to me because I was told for all of these years that our goal was to reduce the number of abortions, and here I am being told to double our quota.”

Johnson then described her participation in and witnessing of an abortion procedure.

Johnson recalled, “Then, about a month later, I was asked to help participate in an ultrasound-guided abortion procedure.

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SC Lawmakers Focus on Fetal Personhood Legislation to Save Lives

South Carolina State Representative Josiah Magnuson is leading the GOP in a fight to recognize fetal personhood at the state level in order to “slay the dragon” of legalized abortion, and it’s part of a broader trend echoed by conservatives in 16 other states. “The only way to slay the dragon is through the heart of Roe v. Wade,” Magnuson explained. “We need to remember our goal-to end abortion.” Magnuson’s bill in particular recognizes that the right to life begins at conception, although it does make exception in instances where the mother is in danger of dying, and it also allows for contraception. “The Personhood Act will define life at conception so that all humans are protected under state law, regardless of age,” Magnuson said. “The dark trade must end. Now is the time to end abortion in South Carolina.”

Here’s more from PJ Media…

South Carolina GOP state Rep. Josiah Magnuson told the Spartanburg County Republican Party last month he’s tired of nibbling around the edges of legalized abortion.

“The only way to slay the dragon is through the heart of Roe v. Wade,” Magnuson explained. “We need to remember our goal — to end abortion.”

The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute trumpeted a warning in December picked up by Vice News — Republicans had pre-filed at least 17 state legislative proposals to limit abortions.

Among the 17 is Magnuson’s bill to recognize the right to life begins at conception, a concept known as fetal personhood. The legislation would outlaw abortion with very few exceptions.

Under Magnuson’s proposal, an abortion would be allowed if the mother was in danger of dying. But cases of rape and incest are not addressed in Magnuson’s proposal. Contraception and in-vitro fertilization would be permitted.

Magnuson’s legislation states “the rights of its citizens extend to each newly born and pre-born human being.”

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Guiliani: “Mueller Should Be Investigated”

Rudy Guiliani, former New York City mayor and now attorney for President Donald Trump, is calling for special counsel investigator Robert Mueller to be investigated for destroying text messages related to the Russia collusion case or lack thereof. During an interview with Hill.TV, Guilianni specifically made the accusation of destruction of evidence in reference to the text messages between since fired FBI agent Peter Strozk and fellow FBI employee Lisa Page. The pair were having an affair, and their anti-Trump pillow talk raised red flags of the prospect of collusion against Donald Trump’s campaign. Read more.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Two days after Christmas, former New York City mayor and President Donald Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told The Hill’s TV program that Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged collusion between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, should be investigated for destroying text messages related to the case.

Giuliani was being interviewed by Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton when he accused Mueller and his office of destruction of evidence because the special counsel erased text messages between fired FBI agent Peter Strozk and the FBI employee he was having an affair with, Lisa Page.

“Mueller should be investigated for destruction of evidence for allowing those text messages from Strzok to be erased, messages that would show the state of mind and tactics of his lead anti-Trump FBI agent at the start of his probe,” Giuliani told Sexton.

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The Imbalanced Scales of Justice

The U.S. judicial system is disintegrating before our eyes. What used to be a world-renowned legal system that treated its citizens fairly and equally has now become a political sword for those in power to wield against political opponents — similar to what’s found in police state regimes, such as North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran.

For reference, compare how dramatically different the feds’ treatment of Donald Trump associates has been from the treatment they’ve given to Hillary Clinton and her associates who lied, destroyed evidence and otherwise obstructed justice in regard to her rogue servers and reckless mishandling of classified emails. During the FBI’s email investigation under former Director James Comey, it didn’t prosecute a single person associated with Clinton or the former secretary of state herself despite her having flagrantly jeopardized U.S. national security.

Not to mention a laundry list of other suspect behavior, including the destruction of 33,000 emails under federal investigation, wiping servers, smashing devices with a hammer and “losing” a laptop. Did anyone in Clinton’s orbit get jail time for, at minimum, obstructing justice? Far from it. Everyone got immunity, courtesy of the Hillary-loving U.S. Department of Justice.

For context, since being fired from the FBI, Comey has said publicly — in both tweets and TV interviews — that Americans must vote Democratic. No bias there, right? Now take a gander at how those associated with Trump are being treated by Trump nemesis Robert Mueller in the special counsel’s ongoing investigation. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was illicitly spied on by U.S. intelligence agencies while working as Trump’s national security adviser and subsequently snared on charges of lying to the FBI. Flynn, who served our country proudly for decades, has been put through a living hell and forced to sell his home to cover his legal defense. Yet the American people know that — for starters — Clinton lied when she said she didn’t send or receive any classified information on her renegade servers hidden in her Chappaqua, New York, bathroom. Not to mention other malfeasance involving the Clinton camp.

Then there’s George Papadopoulos, a low-level volunteer for the 2016 Trump campaign. The unpaid adviser was also set up by the deep state, ensnared in a perjury trap and sent to prison. Add to it a Dutch lawyer who was sent to the slammer for 30 days for allegedly not being truthful to authorities. And then there’s Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer who was just sentenced to three years in prison for various crimes, including violating campaign finance laws. Meanwhile, Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee also violated federal election laws by failing to properly report millions of dollars they paid to Fusion GPS — a political opposition research firm they retained during the 2016 election — which produced the “dirty” dossier.
Their punishment? Not even a wrist slap.

And we can’t forget Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort, whose life has been completely destroyed. He currently faces what may amount to life imprisonment for white-collar crimes unrelated to Trump — crimes others have committed without penalty.

Americans see that there’s a two-tiered system, and that’s causing great distrust in the Justice Department.
It’s high time lawmakers and the acting U.S. attorney general took action to stop our legal system from imploding beyond repair. What are they waiting for?

Adriana Cohen is a syndicated columnist with the Boston Herald. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16. To find out more about Adriana Cohen and read her past columns, please visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at www.creators.com.

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