Hillary Indictment Now Certain

Talk about open a can of worms! I promised that today we would analyze Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report released yesterday on the FBI Hillary Clinton email investigation from 2016. We are going to do that first. But in the second half of today’s show we will — with facts — give you new supporting information of today’s headline: “Hillary Indictment Now Certain.”

Buckle in! It’s going to be an interesting ride today……

 

HRC Broken Laws

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A Second Special Investigator on the Way?

There have been constant calls by many for the appointment of another Special Counsel/Investigator in the wake of the woeful performance by current Special Investigator Robert Mueller. Most Americans feel the Mueller investigation into the Trump Campaign for collusion with Russians to impact the 2016 election is going nowhere regarding unearthing evidence of those allegations after more than 1 year and $20 million of expense to the American people. Mueller’s approval rating in one poll, has slipped to 30%. If a second Special Investigator was appointed, conventional wisdom is that this person would pick up the Hillary Clinton email server probe along with peeks into misdoings of fired FBI Director Comey, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and the Clinton Foundation. Sessions threw a curve ball at the expected Counsel appointment with an unforeseen act that angered many and prompted questions from others that until now went unanswered. 

The “Sessions” Special Counsel Plan

Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government investigations, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S. Attorney John Huber. Turley called it “brilliant”to combine all the powers of the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general with a prosecutor who can bring charges, seek indictments, and get results for President Trump far more quickly than a second special counsel.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), informing them that Huber is conducting a full-fledged criminal investigation into all the matters Republicans are calling for a special counsel to investigate. Huber has been investigating these possible crimes for five months, since November 13, 2017.

During an interview on Lou Dobbs’s Fox Business Network show, Turley explained to guest host Stuart Varney that the media are wrongly reporting that Sessions will not appoint a second special counsel. “He did not foreclose the possibility of a special counsel,” he insisted.

Instead, Turley explained that Sessions has ordered Huber to “team up with the inspector general (IG) within the Justice Department to investigate these matters.”

Sessions informed Congress in his letter that all the matters recommended for investigation by Goodlatte, Gowdy, and Grassley are “fully within the scope of [Huber’s] existing mandate.” He also informed the chairmen that Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who is working with Huber, has a staff of 470 investigators, giving Huber access to enormous investigative firepower that far exceeds the staff of any special counsel.

That point is critical because as Sessions’ March 29letter explains, the inspector general’s jurisdiction to conduct civil and criminal investigations includes “actions taken by former employees after they have left government service.” Then Huber can act on any of those matters.

As a U.S. attorney, Huber has full authority to empanel a grand jury and to file criminal charges. A grand jury can be empaneled anywhere, which means that it could be a group of citizens from deep-red Utah – in the heart of Trump country – instead of the D.C. Swamp that decides whether to hand down indictments for felony prosecution.

“The Inspector General’s jurisdiction extends not only to allegations of legal violations, but also to allegations that Department employees violated established practices as well,” Sessions added in his letter, which means that the IG’s report can hold people accountable even for actions that do not violate a specific statute.

“I think [Sessions] did the right thing here,” said Turley. “I think the president should listen to General Sessions on this one.”

Sessions “can always appoint a special counsel,” Turley explained, but that should not even be necessary because Huber “has the ability to prosecute cases.”

“Do these prosecutors have the same power to investigate and get to the bottom of things that a special counsel would have?” Varney asked.

“Actually, yes,” Turley answered. “I think people are missing what could be a brilliant move here by Sessions. What he did is he essentially combined the powers of the inspector general with the powers of a line prosecutor.”

“This prosecutor does have not just the experience and training to look for a criminal case; he has the ability to move a case of that kind” in court, Turley emphasized.

Not only that, but if Sessions believes crimes were committed, but Huber for some reason does not bring charges, “Sessions has reserved the right to go ahead and appoint a special counsel,” said Turley.

“That’s a powerful combination,” he observed.

When Varney asked if Huber and Horowitz’s status as “Obama holdovers” creates a possible problem for Sessions and President Trump, Turley said no, observing that each man has a great reputation as a “dogged investigator.”

Breitbart News has separately confirmed that Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, both of whom are Republicans who support aggressive investigations of these scandals, enthusiastically supported Huber to be reappointed by President Trump as his U.S. attorney in Utah. The Senate confirmed Huber in 2017 for a second term.

Huber is a Utah lawyer, not a D.C lawyer. “That distance between him and Washington is very important,” Turley explained, because Huber is not part of the Deep State, that is, not cozy buddies with the cocktail party scene that is suspected of perpetrating all of these actions against President Trump and his administration.

Turley said President Trump should be very happy that Sessions chose this route of appointing Huber, who has the power to seek indictments and prosecute cases, and teamed him up with Horowitz, who has 470 investigators at his disposal, if the president wants to see swift and decisive action.

“If a special counsel were appointed, there would be a great deal of delay,” Turley stated, versus the team of Huber and Horowitz, who are already five months into this investigation.

What about the Mueller Investigation

To be honest, in the wake of the year-long plus efforts by Mueller et al to unearth Trump campaign Russian collusion with no results to that end, it is time for the former FBI director to bring this to an end. It is true that he has indicted several people, (indictments are NOT convictions though) none of the indictments have anything at all to do with the stated purpose of his appointment by Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, who himself is under fire for a multitude of alleged wrongdoings in multiple actions.

President Trump has labeled the Mueller probe a “Witch-hunt” — maybe rightfully so. Unless evidence of that collusion remains hidden, it seems to most that the President may be accurate in labeling the investigation this way. Regardless of Mueller/Rosenstein’s real purpose for this investigation, American justice is based upon (for all people) the fundamental premise that anyone charged with a crime is innocent until proven guilty. That does not seem to be the case in the Mueller probe.

I am today joining many who are much more educated than I on such matters in a call for Congress to re-examine the Special Prosecutor statute, and do so immediately. It appears once again as in previous such investigations, much of the “real” purpose for their implementation lies at the feet of the intent to weaponize investigators for political purposes. We have gone down that path too many times. Remember: Bill Clinton did not even know Monica Lewinsky when Ken Starr initiated his investigation into President Trump’s actions. Starr kept digging and ultimately charged Clinton with lying under oath in a civil trial, which led to his impeachment proceedings.

Really? Millions of dollars, mountains of animus of millions of Americans who took sides in that probe, and nothing happened. What a waste!

I’m pretty certain with Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s release of his report as it is rolled out in detail all will see Special Prosecutors are NOT necessary IF the Justice Department only does its job and stays out of politics.

No more Witch-hunts!

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Thursday Bullets

Normally it’s “Tuesday Bullets.” But we had a Singapore interruption for the last few days to talk about. Today, let’s look at and listen to some very intriguing and VERY important bullet points. Thanks!

Sealed Federal Indictments

Do you remember that I have reported that since October 31, 2017, from each federal court in the U.S., approximately 30,000 indictments have been issued by these courts and everyone of them sealed. We did not know who/which law enforcement agency sought these indictments are what they are regarding: they’re sealed. But we suspected some (or even all of them) may be regarding sexual crimes. Remember this: Donald Trump during his campaign and immediately after his inauguration promised his Justice Department would aggressively investigate, find, and indict perpetrators of sexual crimes that include pedophilia, child pornography, sex trafficking, and prostitution. It has started.

A massive raid carried out against suspected child sex offenders netted more than 2,300 arrests across the U.S., the Justice Department announced Wednesday, as it vowed to “strike back against these repugnant crimes.” The three-month operation, dubbed “Broken Heart,” ended in May after being conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces located in all 50 states, comprising of more than 4,500 law enforcement agencies at the federal, state, local and tribal levels.

“No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse,” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement. “And yet, in recent years, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography and created greater incentives for its production. We at the Department of Justice are determined to strike back against these repugnant crimes.”

The Justice Department said 195 of those arrested were involved with producing child pornography or have committed child sexual abuse. The investigation also identified 383 children who had suffered abuse. The raid targeted suspects who produced and distributed child porn, engaged children online or in person for sexual purposes, and participated in sex trafficking.

“During the course of the operation, the task forces investigated more than 25,200 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes against children and delivered more than 3,700 presentations on Internet safety to over 390,000 youth and adults,” it added in a statement. The Justice Department says the ICAC program, since its launch in 1998, has resulted in more than 83,000 arrests.

Christians Against President Trump

This one has puzzled me for well over a year now. In the wake of two presidential terms in which a U.S. president virtually abandoned many basic Christian principles while at the same time endorsing other religions and their methodologies throughout the United States, I have wondered just how some American Christians could justify their spewed venom and obvious disdain for this president. I hear that shared concern of this from many fellow Christians.

Longtime Christian evangelist and speaker Mario Murillo weighed in recently with his thoughts on the matter and his conclusions. Rather than try to piece together my own explanation, let’s look and listen to that of Mario:

“I am surprised and even shocked at some Christians. They are the Christians who hate Trump.  Let’s call it for what it is: hate.  It is their hate—strange for professed Christians—that dulls their ability to see the inaccuracy of their comments and their myopic views.
One sanctimonious ranting Christian said, “there’s nothing Biblical about Trump.”  Actually, there’s nothing Biblical about that statement.  The prophet Daniel served Nebuchadnezzar.  Daniel recognized the role a pagan king played in God’s unfolding drama.  The church’s ability to work with Trump is totally Biblical.

Now I must clarify, lest I incur the wrath of Trump supporters.  I am not calling Trump a pagan king—I’m sure he much more moral than his enemies know—I am saying that if Daniel could work with Nebbie, how much more we can work with the Don. I tried hard to figure out believers who hate Trump.  Our side won a long overdue and miraculous victory and they choose to aid and abet the other side.  Is it because their favorite ‘Christian’ didn’t win and they are sour grapes? And why didn’t these conservative Christians hold Reagan to the same standard?  They adored him even while Nancy was studying horoscopes in the White House. They didn’t require any president to be a squeaky clean pastor until Trump.

Yeah his tweets can be a bit much.  And okay, President Trump is not as smooth as Reagan…but, maybe we don’t need smoothe right now. But there is something else that is really strange: (hypocritical is more like it) Why didn’t these guardians of morality speak out against Obama?  T.D. Jakes even attacked Franklin Graham for questioning Obama’s Christian Faith.  Told him not to judge a brother.  Hold that thought as we explore another question…

How could you not question Obama’s Christianity?  Obama begged the question by dropping the Christian card whenever it suited him (something Trump never does).   Meanwhile, Barack fought for same sex marriage, late term abortion, and was the most Biblically hostile president in our history.

(Click on this link to see the list of his acts of hostility toward Christians)   https://wp.me/p1vrzp-3DQ

Back to Jakes.  So why do so many Christian leaders—who said it was wrong to judge Obama—judge Trump?

Trump is not a pastor.  He is a businessman who loves America.  As far as his faith?  I am not qualified to determine his spiritual depth since I’ve never had the chance to meet the man. “He is like Hitler and the church is being fooled” said another comment.  Please remove your tinfoil hats and listen.  Hitler never had 98% of the media against him.  Trump has never called for a new constitution.  Hitler never tried to protect Israel.  I could go on and on.

  • Maybe if Trump had been the first president to address the march for life; 
  • Maybe if he had chosen an on fire born-again vice president;
  • Maybe if he has rescinded executive orders that banned federal funds from Christian organizations;
  • Maybe if he overruled the Johnson Amendment that banned the free speech of pastors; 
  • Maybe if he had moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem;
  • Maybe if he had put someone on the Supreme Court who helped Christian bakers practice freedom of religion;
  • Maybe then you would support him. 

Oh wait…he did all that.

God has done a miracle and the enemy wants to make short work of the amazing breakthroughs we are witnessing by dividing the church.  Instead of being a religious outlier you should be thanking God, praying, supporting the president, and voting.”

10 Really “Noteworthy Notes”

*1.In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress. John Adams *

*2.If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read
the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain *

*3.Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain *

*4.I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the
handle. — Winston Churchill *

*5.A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw *

*6.A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which
debt he proposes to pay off with your money. — G. Gordon Liddy *

*7.Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting
on what to have for dinner.– James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994) *

*8.Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people
in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Casey,
Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University *

*9.Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car
keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian *

*10.Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors
to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French
economist (1801-1850) *

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Meeting with Kim Jong Un: Good or Bad?

The answer to that question is certainly subjective. What is odd to me is that even Conservative members of the media are at best cautious about any positive results of this meeting. Even FOX News — with the exception of Sean Hannity — is being very cautious. Why do you think that is? We’ll analyze that today. Listen in!

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U.S. Trade Wars: Real or Perceived?

With all of the talk about tariffs already in place with new ones being assessed against U.S. trade partners, do you know what this is really about? What are tariffs? How do they actually do? What are their results — positive or negative to us regular citizens in the U.S.? Today we answer these questions and give you facts. Just listen in!

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“Suicide is Painless”

I’m sitting in Hotel California this morning getting ready to go bury a good friend of mine. Donnie was a huge man: great athlete, former football quarterback, but a gentle giant who for 30 years + had ministered to tens of thousands kids at school assemblies and camps. He brought to those young, future American leaders many truths that many heard only from him.

On the surface, Donnie had it all together. But underneath he battled….furiously…..with one of the most deadly and most hated scourges in our society: Depression. A week ago, Depression won, and Suicide took Donnie.

The title of this offering today is actually the title song of the longtime American television comedy/drama “M.A.S.H.” Don’t for a moment believe the song: suicide is FAR from painless. Yet today, suicide is tagged as the 10th greatest cause of death among Americans. Not only did suicide take my friend Donnie this week, it too stole life from fashion icon Kate Spade and food television star Anthony Bourdain. Suicide is here…it’s big…and it’s growing.

Suicide Statistics

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. It is predicted that by 2020 the rate of death will increase to one every 20 seconds. 

  • The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 13.42 per 100,000 individuals.
  • Men die by suicide 3.53x more often than women.
  • On average, there are 123 suicides per day.
  • White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2016.
  • Firearms account for 51% of all suicides in 2016.
  • The rate of suicide is highest in middle age — white men in particular

The highest suicide rate (19.72) was among adults between 45 and 54 years of age. The second highest rate (18.98) occurred in those 85 years or older. Younger groups have had consistently lower suicide rates than middle-aged and older adults. In 2016, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 13.15.

Suicide Attempts

No complete count is kept of suicide attempts in the U.S.; however, each year the CDC gathers data from hospitals on non-fatal injuries from self-harm as well as survey data.

In 2015, 505,507 people visited a hospital for injuries due to self-harm. This number suggests that for every reported suicide death, approximately 11.4 people visit a hospital for self-harm related injuries. However, because of the way these data are collected, we are not able to distinguish intentional suicide attempts from non-intentional self-harm behaviors.

Based on the 2016 National Survey of Drug Use and Mental Health it is estimated that 0.5 percent of the adults aged 18 or older made at least one suicide attempt. This translates to approximately 1.3 million adults. Adult females reported a suicide attempt 1.2 times as often as males. Further breakdown by gender and race are not available.

Based on the 2015 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey, 8.6 percent of youth in grades 9-12 reported that they had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months. Girls attempted twice as often as boys (11.6% vs. 5.5%) and teens of Hispanic origin reported the highest rate of attempt (11.3%), especially Hispanic females (15.1%) when compared with white students (6.8%) and White females (9.8%). Approximately 2.8 percent reported making a suicide attempt that required treatment by a doctor or nurse. For those requiring treatment, rates were highest for Hispanic students with black males (4.0%) and Hispanic males (2.9%) having higher rates than white male (0.9%) students.

When it comes to suicide and suicide attempts there are rate differences depending on demographic characteristics such as age, gender, ethnicity and race. Nonetheless, suicide occurs in all demographic groups.

I am by no means a mental health professional or expert. I can only offer up opinion today. But I DO know for certain that the horrors of suicide are growing at a rapid pace as people of all ages, sexes, national origins, and ethnicities are far more often today than 10 years ago to be faced with suicide. On a national newscast moments ago, I watched as the results of an online survey just asked on this show were posted: approximately 10,000 responses were emailed to the question “Has suicide directly impacted you?” Of 10,000 people who responded, 84% said suicide had directly impacted their lives.

While this data is the most accurate we have, we estimate the numbers to be higher. Stigma surrounding suicide leads to under reporting, and data collection methods critical to suicide prevention need to be improved.

Summary

Again, I am in NO way an expert or have any professional training in dealing with suicide, its causes, and possible treatment. I would first encourage anyone who is having thoughts of suicide or know someone who is to find in your life professional help. Talk to your parent, spouse, pastor, physician about those thoughts. And be honest about your feelings. And if you know someone who is struggling with thoughts of suicide, encourage them to (with you if that suggestion works) speak to a professional in their life.

What to look and watch for can be tricky. There are many possible signs of potential suicide. Depression is often a key ingredient in suicides. But Depression is often hard to spot — especially for non-mental health professionals.

Rather than I just go on and on here repeating signs of suicide in yourself or others and what to do, I give you the link below to take a look for yourself.

http://www.yourlifecounts.org/learning-centre/know-signs-symptoms-prevent-suicide#signs1

In these crazy mass gun killings at schools, without exception AFTER they occur we are told that the shooters showed signs to others before they slaughtered their schoolmates. And those who heard and saw those signs chose to simply do nothing and took no action. Don’t do that in the case of suicide that may appear in your life. If you see some of these signs, take some action. Someone’s life weighs in the balance of what YOU decide.

 

Discharge Petition: What is It?

The U.S. House of Representatives is frantically trying to get 218 signatures on such a petition. What is it? How does it work? What are they trying to accomplish with it? Answers to these and other questions coming right up! Thanks for listening.

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Conflict of Interest

Definition of “Conflict of Interest:”

a situation in which the concerns or aims of two different parties are incompatible. Or a situation in which a person is in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity.
In the case of the Mueller investigation and for all those who are either active in it or complicit or hold a personal interest in it achieving removal of President Trump, there is very obvious as defined by public statute “Conflict of Interest.”
Let’s look closely:
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Trump: First 500 Days

Hard to believe, but we’re 500 days into the Donald Trump Administration. We will not in this broadcast list all of the accomplishments in those days. That would take hours. After his first 100 days we listed everyone in written blog posts here and it took 3-days of releases! But in this environment in which the National Media refuse to even discuss accomplishments of this Administration, we’ll “turn-on” the podcast and listen to a summary — just a summary — of ALL of those accomplishments. But we’ll leave out all the “fine print.” Reasonable people will understand. And honest Americans (who may not like the President personally) will certainly appreciate the improvements in the U.S. that have come with 500 days of Donald Trump in the White House. Enjoy!

 

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