July 29, 2017
FBI SEIZED SMASHED HARD DRIVES FROM PAKISTANI FOREIGN NATIONAL'S HOME HIRED BY DEM WASSERMAN SCHULTZ
They Had Access To Emails And Files Of More ThanTwo Dozen House Democrats Who Employed them Part-Time
Chris Menahan | Information Liberation
Pakistani foreign national Imran Awan, who was hired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats to be their IT guy, is currently under criminal investigation and reportedly is suspected of blackmailing many of them, among a host of other crimes.
FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s information technology (IT) administrator, according to an individual who was interviewed by Bureau investigators in the case and a high level congressional source. Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. The congressional source, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the probe, confirmed that the FBI has joined what Politico previously described as a Capitol Police criminal probe into “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” by Imran and 3 of his relatives, who had access to the emails and files of the more than two dozen House Democrats who employed them on a part-time basis.
Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC chief in July 2016 after the committee’s IT system was hacked. She has since refused to fire Imran despite learning that he is a target of a criminal investigation.
Awan’s younger brothers, Abid and Jamal, his wife, Hina Alvi, and Rao Abbas, Imran’s best friend, are also under investigation. There have been no arrests in the case. Shortly after the criminal probe was revealed in February, Imran abruptly moved out of his longtime home on Hawkshead Drive in Lorton, Va., and listed it for rent on a website that connects landlords with military families.
The tenants called the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and not long after, FBI agents arrived together with the Capitol Police to interview them and confiscate the equipment. The Marine spoke on condition of anonymity because of concerns for his wife’s naval career, saying she doesn’t want to be associated with a national security incident. “It was in the garage. They recycled cabinets and lined them along the walls. They left in a huge hurry,” the Marine said. “It looks like government-issued equipment. We turned that stuff over.”The Marine said Imran wanted the hard drives back so desperately that he threatened to sue the renter for stealing them. “It was unbelievable. I don’t know where they get off thinking they’re going to sue us for items we have no obligation to hold onto,” he said. Imran came to the house for the items “3 to 4 times,” but the Marine wouldn’t let him enter.
“Their lawyer contacted us today via email and said we owed $350 in late charges and the items he left in the house,” the Marine said. The Marine heard about the House investigation on the radio, and by that time, he had noticed other bizarre signs of desperation from his landlord. “When we first moved in, a mailman came with certified mail from the House of Representatives. We were trying to be nice and signed for it. They lost their s**t, saying ‘why did you sign for it, this is illegal!’ It was certified from the [Chief Administrative Officer of the House],” he said.
This story literally has everything. Mystery, intrigue, foreign nationals spying, political corruption, blackmail and more. Think of all the dirt this guy could have on these Democrats!
Seth Rich, who really hacked the DNC, the manufacturing of this fake Russia narrative, the conspiracy to take down Bernie Sanders and hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton, had more emails showing how Hillary Clinton cheated during the debates, the list goes on and on. This story is a thousand times more interesting than fake conspiracies about Russia. If the media were to focus on it, it would captivate the mind of the entire nation. Instead, they’re completely ignoring it and just hoping it goes away.
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ FIRES IT STAFFER FOLLOWING FRAUD ARREST Attorney Claims The Federal Bank Fraud Count Stems From Modest Real Estate Matter; Arrest Motivated By Anti-Muslim Bigotry
WASHINGTON (July 26, 2017) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan. Awan's attorney, Chris Gowen, confirmed that his client was arrested at Dulles Airport Monday. He says Awan was cleared to travel and had informed the House of his plans to visit his family before the scheduled trip. Gowen says the federal bank fraud count stems from a "modest real estate matter" and is motivated by anti-Muslim bigotry. He's confident Awan "will soon be able to clear his name and get on with his life." An arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 21, according to Gowen.
INDIANA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL AT CENTER OF LGBT ATTACK
Lighthouse Christian Academy Brochure Says The Bible Does Not Allow Homosexual, Bisexual Or Any Form Of Sexual Immorality
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Lighthouse Christian Academy promises to provide an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and service to God — but not for everyone. The school says in its admissions brochure that it reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because their lifestyle is prohibited by the Bible. Founded in the early 1990s by a tight-knit group of families who wanted an affordable Christian education for their children, the academy is now an academically successful K-12 school serving 300 children in the Bloomington area. About half receive vouchers to help pay an annual tuition that ranges from $4,500 to $6,000 depending on a student's grade. This year, Lighthouse received over $665,000 in state funds to enroll 152 students.
As the Trump administration seeks to expand school choice nationwide, the academy was thrust into the national spotlight last month as part of a heated debate over whether schools that receive money from taxpayer-funded vouchers can discriminate against certain groups of students, such as LGBT children or students with disabilities. Lighthouse officials say they've never turned anyone away based on sexual orientation.
A congressional hearing, Senate Democrats cited it as an example of a school that discriminates against LGBT students. A Lighthouse brochure says the Bible does not allow homosexual, bisexual or "any form of sexual immorality" and if a student's "home life" violates biblical rules, the school can deny them admission or expel them. Pressed on the issue, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, an ardent supporter of school choice, told the Senate committee that discrimination is wrong, but that it was up to Congress and the courts, not her department, to intervene.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration are strong proponents of giving states a greater role in education. Earlier this year, the administration rescinded former President Barack Obama's guidance that instructed schools to let students use school restrooms in accordance with the gender they identify with, not their sex at birth. The move sparked criticism from the civil rights community. Indiana is 1 of 30 states that use public money for school choice programs, including vouchers, educational savings accounts and tax-credit scholarships. The District of Columbia has the country's only federally funded voucher program. All told, some 450,000 students participate nationally.
In a study last year, Indiana University professor Suzanne Eckes found that none of the states with voucher programs prohibits discrimination against LGBT students. "If you accept public money in the form of a voucher then you shouldn't be able to discriminate whether it's based on race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability or sexual orientation," Ms Eckes said. " "If you agree to take that public money, then there are certain rules that you need to follow."
Lighthouse defends its right to educate children according to its values, saying that Christians are state taxpayers, too, and should be allowed to fund institutions of their choice with their money. "Parents are free to choose which school best comports with their religious convictions," Brian Bailey, an attorney who is serving as the school's spokesman, said in a statement. "For a real choice and thus real liberty to exist, the government may not impose its own orthodoxy and homogenize all schools to conform to politically correct attitudes and ideologies." Former Lighthouse student Mary Wegener, 24, says some of her classmates at the school were gay and received love and care. Bailey confirmed that the school did admit some students who were "tempted by same-sex intimacy," saying "we teach our students to flee these sins." "If they (Lighthouse) are going to be a Christian school, they can't conform to everything else, because then that would be a private school that knocked out the Christian name."
Dick Komer, senior attorney with Institute for Justice, a libertarian public interest law firm, said that federal law has protections against discrimination on the basis of race, national identity, sex and religion, but they do not extend to LGBT individuals. "If the people who are grilling Ms DeVos believe that sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity, then they should propose amendments to the statues that they have written and given her to enforce," Mr Komer said. "The Congress is supposed to write the law, the agency is supposed to administer what Congress has given them, and Congress hasn't given it to them."
Lindsey Burke, director of education policy studies at the conservative Heritage Foundation, disagrees. "Racism was based on identity and skin color and had no reasonable basis," Burke said. "This is about whether a student, a family is going to live out their communal beliefs of the school that they have chosen to attend. These are intentional communities that are built upon a moral code that they have decided on."
Lily Eskelsen-García, president of the National Education Association, the country's largest teachers' union, said the Trump administration's attempt to fund private schools takes away money from public schools, where discrimination is not allowed. "Every child, every blessed child has the legal, civil and the human right to attend their public school, but no one can say that about a private school," Ms Eskelsen-Garcia said. "Why would you get public dollars to a school that discriminates against students?"
TRUMP DONATES SECOND-QUARTER SALARY TO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Trump Donated His First-Quarter Salary To A Battlefield Restoration Project
Jordan Fabian | The Hill
President Trump donated his second-quarter salary to the Department of Education, the White House announced Wednesday. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement during her daily press briefing, in front of television screens showing a photo of a $100,000 check signed by Trump. Education Secretary Besty DeVos said the money would go toward hosting science, technology, engineering and mathematics camp for children at the department. Trump has proposed slashing the Education Department budget by $9.2 billion- a 14 % reduction.
✟PRESIDENT TRUMP: ‘IN AMERICA WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT – WE WORSHIP GOD!’
Donald Trump Continues To Become Even More Bold About His Faith In Jesus Christ
Michael Snyder | End Of The American Dream
On Wednesday, he posted a message to Twitter about his faith which has already been liked more than 81,000 times and retweeted more than 23,000 times. I know that a lot of people have complained that Trump is on Twitter too much, but I love it. It gives him an opportunity to speak directly to the American people without having to rely on the gatekeepers in the mainstream media. If I was in his position, I would be doing the exact same thing. Of course many liberals immediately started to freak out when Trump posted this. A lot of them began spouting remarks about how this violated “the separation of church and state” and other such nonsense. And they were already in a very foul mood because of Trump’s decision on transgender troops in the military. The constant abuse that Trump takes on a daily basis is off the charts, and he definitely needs our prayers.
If it was up to the left, all expressions of the Christian faith would be completely banned in the White House. Earlier this month, a photo that Johnnie Moore posted to Twitter of evangelical leaders laying hands on Trump went viral and many on the left completely lost it. Left-leaning opponents of Trump were outraged by the White House prayer photo. In response to Moore’s viral tweet, Michael Diebert tweeted, “Separation of church and state,” and linked to Moore’s photo. Diebert’s tweet had received a 1,618 retweets and 4,807 “likes” at press time. (Moore’s original tweet received about double the retweets and “likes.”)
We should be so thankful for Trump, because if Hillary Clinton was in the White House we would be going very much in the opposite direction. If America does not turn back to God, there is not going to be an America and so seeing Trump say bold things about his faith should be very encouraging to all of us. And now that we have a Bible-believing Christian in the White House, we need to fill up Congress with Bible-believing Christians and start trying to restore our Republic. Personally, I am not ashamed to say that I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and that I want to take Christian values back to Washington. If I win my election, I am not going to be afraid to hold up my Bible on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as I proclaim the truth to the entire nation.
The left is exceedingly proud of the wicked things that they believe, and we need to be even prouder of the truth. When our nation was founded, more than 99% of the population was Christian, and most of them were very strong Bible-believing Christians. It was that culture that produced the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and if we want to have any hope of restoring our Republic we also need to rstore the faith that it was founded upon. Many of our founders had just escaped horrific religious persecution in Europe, and so they definitely didn’t want anyone in government telling them how they had to worship. But they would be absolutely flabbergasted to learn that the First Amendment has been redefined to mean that all traces of the Christian faith must be pushed out of public life. Our founders were men of faith, and they intended for our government to operate according to Christian principles. If we want our nation to have any sort of a future at all, we need to rediscover the values and the principles that made this country so great in the first place.
TWENTY-TIME DEPORTED ILLEGAL MEXICAN ALIEN ARRESTED FOR SEXUALLY ASSAULTING 65 YO WOMAN IN HER HOME
He Then Assaulted Another Woman Committed Multiple Break-Ins Before Finally Being Caught While Running From Police
Chris Menahan | Information Liberation
An illegal immigrant from Mexico who has been deported 20 times was arrested Monday night in the sanctuary city of Portland for breaking into a 65-year-old woman’s home, tying her up, sexually assaulting her, threatening to kill her and stealing her car. He then went on to assault another woman and commit multiple break-ins before finally being caught while running from police.
Martinez is reportedly a drug addicted meth addict, marijuana and an alcoholic with a massive rap sheet. Records also show that Martinez has told county staff that he has numerous mental health issues including bipolar, schizoaffective, and borderline personality disorder. His criminal record is extensive. Martinez told the sheriff’s office alcohol is his most serious addition. Earlier this year, he told jail staff that he consumes four to six 24 oz. beers per day. In the past, he said he has consumed as much as 10 beers per day. Martinez moved to Portland within the last 3 years. He appears to be transient with no fixed address. He has used a Northwest Portland shelter as his mailing address. Martinez told officials that he picks up construction jobs to make money.
In California, his conviction record includes:
2008 – Burglary
2010 – U.S. alien found in U.S. following deportation;
2014 – Parole violation
2015 – Battery, theft, and obstructing a public officer
2016 – Illegal entry into the U.S.
“Defendant has entry/removal from United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least 5 probation violations from re-entry,” according to court documents filed in March 2017.
His most recent removal from the United States was in November 2016, but it remains unknown when he re-entered the U.S.
Records show that Martinez has lived in Multnomah County consistently since 2017.
The county has issued 9 failure to appear warrants against Martinez since September 1986.
Portland’s Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler insisted Portland remain a sanctuary city in defiance of Donald Trump late last year. "There’s no place in this community for sexism, racism, religious intolerance or xenophobia,” Wheeler said. “I don’t think the values that we’ve espoused in this community are up for debate and we’re not going to be intimidated by the threat of withdrawal of federal funds to backtrack on what are really fundamental values. We will remain open, we will remain welcoming and we’re going to remain safe.”
Wheeler has not commented on this illegal alien’s rape and crime spree. Instead, today he chose to counter-signal Trump for moving to ban transgenders from serving in the military.
US-UK PREPARE FOR $50 BILLION POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL
Return To Bilateral Trading Is Future Of Post-Globalism Economies
Landmark trade talks are currently taking place between the UK and America that could be worth $50 billion-a-year by 2030. Drumming up post-Brexit business with the US would be a huge boost to the economy, and no doubt shut the Remoaners up for at least a couple of days. Liam Fox said, “Our exit from the European Union offers an unprecedented opportunity to reshape our independent trading ambitions and build on the already strong trading relationship with our single largest trading partner – the US.” A working group has been set up to “ensure we get to know each other’s issues and identify areas where we can work together to strengthen trade and investment ties.”
EU PREPARED TO RETALIATE AGAINST RUSSIA SANCTIONS BEING PREPARED BY US CONGRESS
Sanctions Could Impact Potentially Large Number Of European Companies Doing Legitimate Business Under EU Measures With Russian Entities In Railways, Shipping And Mining Sectors
Retaliatory measures may include limiting US jurisdiction over EU companies An internal memo seen by the Financial Times and Politico has emerged amid mounting opposition to a US bill seeking to hit Russia with a new round of sanctions. The bill, if signed into law, will also give US lawmakers the power to veto any attempt by the president to lift the sanctions.
The document reportedly said European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker was particularly concerned the sanctions would neglect the interests of European companies. Mr Juncker said Brussels “should stand ready to act within days” if sanctions on Russia are “adopted without EU concerns being taken into account,” according to the Financial Times. The EU memo also warns that “the measures could impact a potentially large number of European companies doing legitimate business under EU measures with Russian entities in the railways, financial, shipping or mining sectors, among others.”
Restrictions against Russia come as part of the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act, targeting not only Tehran, but also North Korea. Initially passed by the Senate last month, the measures seek to impose new economic measures on major sectors of the Russian economy. The draft legislation would also introduce individual sanctions for investing in Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, outlining steps to hamper construction of the pipeline and imposing sanctions on European companies which contribute to the project. Other energy projects, such as the Caspian Sea oil and gas pipelines, the Ukraine gas transit, and the Zohr field off the Egyptian coast, may also be affected due to the participation of Russian companies.
The freshly leaked memo suggests that the EU is seeking “a public declaration” from the Trump administration that it will not apply the new sanctions in a way that targets European interests, as cited by Politico. Other options on the table include triggering the ‘Blocking Statute,’ an EU regulation that limits the enforcement of extraterritorial US laws in Europe. A number of “WTO-compliant retaliatory measures” are also being considered, according to the memo.
Earlier on Sunday, the bloc expressed its unease over the sanctions bill. Noting that “the Russia/Iran sanctions bill is driven primarily by domestic considerations,” the European Commission said in a statement that it “could have unintended consequences, not only when it comes to Transatlantic/G7 unity, but also on EU economic and energy security interests.”
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that “we heard of some corrections to the administration’s stance on sanctions and will wait patiently until it is clearly articulated.” He reiterated that Russia believes the restrictions are “counterproductive” and are harming both US and Russian interests. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier warned that any new sanctions on Russia will only result in the deterioration of US-Russia relations. Germany, Russia’s main European trading partner, called the bill “a peculiar move,” also promising a swift response to it. Some American corporations, including BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Boeing, Citigroup, MasterCard, and Visa, have reportedly lobbied against the move.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the controversial sanctions bill on Tuesday. Previously, adoption of the draft was put on hold as the House was reluctant to pass it, citing “procedural issues.” The White House also argued against parts of the Senate edition of the bill, including the demand that US President Donald Trump obtain Congress’ permission before easing sanctions.
☢FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR FUEL STILL ON MELTDOWN
Submarine Robot’s Images Captures More Photographs Of Ongoing Nuclear Disaster
Stephen Stapczynski | Bloomberg
A trove of new images captured in the past few days show what is likely to be melted nuclear fuel from inside one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima reactors, a potential milestone in the cleanup of one of the worst atomic disasters in history.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. Japan’s biggest utility, released images on Saturday of mounds of black rock and sand-like substances at the bottom of the No. 3 reactor containment vessel at Fukushima, which is likely to contain melted fuel, according to Takahiro Kimoto, an official at the company. A survey on Friday found black icicles hanging from the above pressure vessel, which was “highly likely” to contain melted fuel. Kimoto noted it would take time to confirm whether this debris contains melted fuel. “The pictures that we have gained will assist us in devising a plan for removing the melted fuel,” Kimoto told reporters Saturday night in Tokyo. “Taking pictures of how debris scattered inside of the reactor was a big accomplishment.”