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CNN sues Donald Trump over revoking Jim Acosta’s press credentials

November 13, 2018

  As you have probably already seen, a few days ago Jim Acosta used his white male privilege to push around and exert his will on a young lady and because of this molestation he had his White House press credentials revoked by the President. (Where is the #metoo movement by the way?)

  Today we learned that CNN is now suing the President in an attempt to get Jim Acosta’s press credentials returned, here is more:

CNN filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Trump administration after the White House suspended White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s ‘hard pass’ press credential. Acosta clashed with President Donald Trump and a press office intern during a November 7 press conference.

The networks’ suit, filed by a team that includes former George W. Bush solicitor general Ted Olson, demands the immediate return of Acosta’s credentials.

The network claims the revocation of Acosta’s press pass violates the constitutional rights to freedom of the press and due process. CNN is asking for an immediate restraining order to reinstate Acosta’s access to the White House.

  I do not see how Jim Acosta’s First Amendment rights were violated because it seems to me that having White House press credentials in the first place is a privilege and not a right. After all, not everybody can get these credentials so are their rights also being violated? Not only that but Jim Acosta will still be able to see the press conferences the same way we do and there is nothing to prevent him from reporting on what he hears.

  I do not think there is a case here but you never know how anything will play out in the courts anymore so nothing would surprise me.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

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Sunday, November 11th open thread: ‘Song of the Patriot’

November 11, 2018

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, November 4th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

 You can subscribe to America’s Watchtower to receive email updates and you can also follow America’s Watchtower on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links on the right. 

  Today is Veterans Day so I would like to take a moment to thank all of you out there who have served this great country and all of those who are serving today. God bless you.

“The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour” (Judges 6:12) KJV)

  Here is Johnny Cash singing “Song of the Patriot.”

Democrats will seek to impeach Brett Kavanaugh

November 8, 2018

   If you thought the Brett Kavanaugh saga was over think again: Soon to be House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler revealed that the Democrats plan on impeaching Brett Kavanaugh for perjury. Here is more:

Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., revealed plans for House Democrats to investigate and impeach Justice Brett Kavanaugh for alleged perjury

The two discussed two routes for investigating new Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. The first is to go after the FBI for how they handled the investigation into unsubstantiated claims he sexually assaulted women. “They didn’t even do a half-ass job,” he said. “They didn’t interview 30 witnesses who said ‘Interview me! I’ve got a lot to say!’” he said, while mimicking people waving their hands to be called on.

His other plan is to go after Kavanaugh because “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury.” 

  The problem with this plan–besides the fact that Nadler has his stories about Brett Kavanaugh mixed up, which you can read about in the article I linked to above–is the fact that even if the Democrats do impeach Brett Kavanaugh the Senate will not vote to remove him so nothing will change with the Supreme Court. Of course the left will then use his impeachment to make the claim that all decisions the Supreme Court makes with which they disagree are illegitimate, and they will use it to call into question the integrity of the Supreme Court. The left will continue to stoke the fires hoping for violence in the streets.

  But as long as we are on the subject of perjury, isn’t interesting the Democrats are going to go after Brett Kavanaugh when one of his accusers has already admitted to lying during her testimony and  Michael  Avenatti and Julie Swetnick are about to be investigated for lying as well and yet the Democrats have no interest in prosecuting these people at all.

  If the Democrats insist upon going along this route I would press to prosecute to the full extent of the law  those whom have already admitted to lying about Brett Kavanaugh for political reasons and those under investigation for lying. Of course this will not deter the Democrats because now that they are done with the accusers they do not care what happens to them. The truth is they never cared about what happened to them, or did not happen to them, in the past either.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Jeff Sessions out as Attorney General

November 7, 2018

  It had been widely speculated that Jeff Sessions tenure as Attorney General would end after the mid-term elections and today we got the news that he has resigned. Here is more:

Embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned at the “request” of President Donald Trump on Wednesday after more than a year of public criticism from the president.

Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, will serve as acting attorney general, Trump announced.

Whitaker also will assume oversight of the ongoing investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and possible collusion by Trump’s campaign in that meddling, according to the Justice Department.

Whitaker, who has publicly criticized the Mueller investigation, by law can serve as acting AG for a maximum of 210 days.

  I was a little surprised his resignation came this quickly after the mid-terms but with the Republicans picking up seats in the Senate it makes the confirmation of his eventual replacement all that much easier–even if the Democrats try to Kavanaugh him or her–so why not cut the cord quickly and end the charade?

  With Jeff Sessions out Matthew Whitaker will be acting Attorney General and because he has no conflict of interest he will now be overseeing Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. I have to admit that this is a scenario I never thought of, I just assumed Rod Rosenstein would continue to oversee the investigation but it makes perfect sense to relieve him from the oversight when the acting Attorney General has no conflict of interest.

  Needless to say the Democrats are upset with this news, some are even calling it worse than Watergate and warning the President not to fire Rod Rosenstein or Robert Mueller–in other words they are up to their typical leftist fear-mongering, which is to be expected.

  Isn’t it funny how the left now loves Jeff Sessions and is willing to defend him? It reminds me of how the left wanted James Comey fired for screwing Hillary Clinton out of the Presidency until Donald Trump fired him and then it became a “constitutional crisis.”

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

The sanctions against Iran resumed today

November 5, 2018

  Back in August a war of words began to heat up between Donald Trump  and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when the President threatened to make good on his campaign promise to rip up the Iran nuclear deal and re-implement the sanctions on the terror-sponsoring country.

  Donald Trump, much like he did with North Korea, then tried to leverage the threat in order to set up a meeting with Iran but the rogue nation refused and Donald Trump reinstate the sanctions. Today, despite John Kerry and other Obama-era officials efforts to undermine United States foreign policy, those sanctions went back into effect and needless to say Iran is none to happy because the United States actually has a President who will not back down and is not afraid to stand his ground.

  Here is more:

The U.S. re-imposed all sanctions Monday on Iran that once were lifted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, grinding further down on the Islamic Republic’s already-ailing economy in what President Hassan Rouhani described as a “war situation” now facing Tehran.

The U.S. Treasury Department imposed penalties on more than 700 Iranian and Iranian-linked individuals, entities, aircraft and vessels in the new sanctions. Among those are 50 Iranian banks and subsidiaries, more than 200 people and ships, Iran’s state-run airline Iran Air and more than 65 of its planes.

The new sanctions particularly hurt Iran’s vital oil industry, which provides a crucial source of hard currency. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told journalists in Washington the sanctions already had cost Iran the sale of over 1 million barrels of crude oil a day.

“Our objective is to starve the Iranian regime of the revenue it uses to fund violent and destabilizing activities throughout the Middle East and, indeed, around the world,” Pompeo said. “The Iranian regime has a choice: It can either do a 180-degree turn from its outlawed course of action and act like a normal country, or it can see its economy crumble.”

  Iran is basically calling this an act of war and comparing Donald Trump to Saddam Hussein. The situation is sure to get tense and the question will be, who is going to blink first? In the North Korea showdown it was Kim Jong Un, will the same think happen with Iran? Only time will tell…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

Sunday, November 4th open thread: ‘Metal Health’

November 4, 2018

“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24 KJV)

  open-threadHere is the open thread for Sunday, November 4th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

 You can subscribe to America’s Watchtower to receive email updates and you can also follow America’s Watchtower on Facebook and Twitter by clicking the links on the right. 

  Here is Quiet Riot performing “Metal Health” live in 1983, enjoy:

 

Brett Kavanaugh rape accuser admits she lied

November 3, 2018

  We have said it before but in the left’s zeal to be anything anti-Trump they have become unhinged. Of course when you reach such a frenzied state you are no longer able to think straight and sometimes your judgement becomes impaired and you are not able to make good decisions. 

  Such was the case during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing. As I wrote here, the first allegation against the then nominee made by Christine Ford was at least plausible and believable, however as the hours went by the left was apparently not satisfied with the vilification of Brett Kavanaugh and the accusations got more and more outrageous and less and less credible as the days wore on.

 The accusations went from a teenage Brett Kavanaugh possibly being a little too aggressive with a classmate before backing down to not only being an full blown rapist  but also participating in several gang rapes.

  Since his confirmation we have seen these stories begin to fall apart; first Michael Avenatti and Julie Swetnick were referred to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation for lying to the Congress about the gang rape parties, and now another rape accuser has admitted to lying about rape for political reasons and has also been referred to the Department of Justice for a possible criminal investigation.

  Here is more:

The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred a Kentucky woman to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after she admitted making up an accusation that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh had raped her.

Munro-Leighton contacted the committee via e-mail, claiming that she was “Jane Doe” and that Kavanaugh had raped her. However, she later admitted that she was not “Jane Doe” and had never met Kavanaugh.

In his referral to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) elaborates:

  And here is more:

Committee investigators began investigating Ms. Munro-Leighton’s allegations. Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky.

Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original “Jane Doe” letter. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the “Jane Doe” from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: “No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.”

She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she “just wanted to get attention”; (2) “it was a tactic”; and (3) “that was just a ploy.” She told Committee investigators that she had called Congress multiple times during the Kavanaugh hearing process – including prior to the time Dr. Ford’s allegations surfaced – to oppose his nomination. Regarding the false sexual-assault allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: “I was angry, and I sent it out.”

When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: “Oh Lord, no.”

  This woman opposed the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh so much–and truth be told would have opposed any nominee with equal hatred–that she not only tried to stop him from getting onto the Supreme Court but had no issue attempting to ruin his life, and  his family’s life, by sending him to jail for a political agenda. This woman needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law!

  Ironically, as the accusations got more and more absurd, and as these women tried to outdo each other with their oh-yeah-well-he-did-this-to-me stories that instead of undermining Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court they ended up relegating the one credible accusation into obscurity.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium