Russian operative CASHED IN with US spy agencies; $100K payday after promises to deliver cyberweapons and TRUMP DIRT

(National SentinelDeep State: A Russian operative managed to bilk U.S. spy agencies out of $100,000 last year over what turned out to be phony promises to deliver cyber weapons and compromising information about President Donald J. Trump.

As reported by The New York Times, the money was delivered to the operative in a suitcase in a hotel room in Berlin in September and was intended to be the first installment of a $1 million payout, according to U.S. officials, the Russian operative and documents reviewed by the paper.

At issue: Theft of secret hacking tools used by the National Security Agency at a time when officials within the NSA were attempting to learn the full extent of what had been stolen.

The Times noted further that the NSA was apparently not interested in the alleged information regarding the president, in part because they didn’t believe it was valid:

Several American intelligence officials said they made clear that they did not want the Trump material from the Russian, who was suspected of having murky ties to Russian intelligence and to Eastern European cybercriminals. He claimed the information would link the president and his associates to Russia. Instead of providing the hacking tools, the Russian produced unverified and possibly fabricated information involving Mr. Trump and others, including bank records, emails and purported Russian intelligence data.

The United States intelligence officials said they cut off the deal because they were wary of being entangled in a Russian operation to create discord inside the American government. They were also fearful of political fallout in Washington if they were seen to be buying scurrilous information on the president.

The Times noted that the NSA worked through an American businessman who is based in Germany in order to provide the agency with cover. Also, the paper noted that the NSA spent months tracking the Russian operative’s “flights to Berlin, his rendezvous with a mistress in Vienna and his trips home to St. Petersburg.”

Also, the paper said the NSA used its official Twitter account on several occasions to send coded messages to the Russian.

The Times noted further:

The episode ended this year with American spies chasing the Russian out of Western Europe, warning him not to return if he valued his freedom, the American businessman said. The Trump material was left with the American, who has secured it in Europe.

The Russian claimed to have access to a staggering collection of secrets that included everything from the computer code for the cyberweapons stolen from the N.S.A. and C.I.A. to what he said was a video of Mr. Trump consorting with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room in 2013, according to American and European officials and the Russian, who agreed to be interviewed in Germany on the condition of anonymity. There remains no evidence that such a video exists.

The paper noted that U.S. spies became suspicious of the Russian after he expressed an eagerness to sell the “kompromat” — compromising material — because it “raised suspicions among officials that he was part of an operation to feed the information to United States intelligence agencies and pit them against Mr. Trump.”

The Times noted that U.S. spies were far more interested in the hacking tools the Russian operative allegedly possessed:

The cyberweapons had been built to break into the computer networks of Russia, China and other rival powers. Instead, they ended up in the hands of a mysterious group calling itself the Shadow Brokers, which has since provided hackers with tools that infected millions of computers around the world, crippling hospitals, factories and businesses.

Also, U.S. counterintelligence officials believe that Russian spy services are working to exploit what they see as political divisions in the U.S. regarding various scandals involving some FBI and DOJ officials under the previous administration, the Times reported.

“Russian hackers are targeting American voting databases ahead of the midterm election this year, they said, and using bot armies to promote partisan causes on social media,” the Times reported. “The Russians are also particularly eager to cast doubt on the federal and congressional investigations into the Russian meddling, American intelligence officials said.”

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Informant: Obama briefed TWICE on dirty Uranium One deal, did NOTHING (Video)

(National SentinelNational Security: Critics of a deal to allow a Russian state-owned uranium company, Rosatom, to purchase a Western firm, Uranium One, that held 20 percent of all U.S. strategic uranium, have long said it negatively impacted American national security.

And yet a series of U.S. officials including former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton allowed the deal to go through.

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Many of those same critics have often wondered where was the president of the United States — Barack Obama — during the deal-making process which, reports have since noted, was fraught with corruption?

According to an FBI informant in the case, Obama was briefed at least twice but failed to stop the deal.

In October the informant, identified as Bill Campbell, came forward with details of a story of backroom dealing and quid-pro-quo arrangements involving several Obama administration figures along with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

As The National Sentinel reported:

An undercover informant for the FBI who worked in the Russian nuclear industry and was made to sign an “illegal” non-disclosure agreement (NDA) by Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch is claiming to have video evidence showing Russian agents with briefcases full of bribe money in relation to the Uranium One scandal.

Having been deeply embedded in the Russian nuclear industry, Campbell was able to gather incriminating evidence of bribery and kickbacks to and by U.S. and Russian actors involved in getting the Uranium One deal approved by the Obama administration.

Meanwhile, Campbell’s attorney, former Reagan Justice Department official Victoria Toensing, previously told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs, “He can tell what all the Russians were talking about during the time that all these bribery payments were made.”

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Reports noted earlier that as the Uranium One deal progressed beyond 2009 and into 2013 when it was concluded, tens of millions of dollars flowed into the Clinton Family Foundation.

In addition, Bill Clinton received hefty, outsized payments of $500,000 each for a series of speeches he gave in Moscow.

Fast-forward to this week. On Wednesday Campbell broke his silence again after receiving marathon cancer treatments to inform three congressional committees, according to investigative reporter and Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter, who obtained his testimony:

“For several years my relationship with the CIA consisted of being debriefed after foreign travel,” Campbell noted in his testimony, which was obtained by this reporter. “Gradually, the relationship evolved into the CIA tasking me to travel to specific countries to obtain specific information. In the 1990’s I developed a working relationship with Kazakhstan and Russia in their nuclear energy industries. When I told the CIA of this development, I was turned over to FBI counterintelligence agents.”

The informant’s attorney, Victoria Toensing partner at the firm DiGenova & Toensing, said the following:

“Mr. Campbell testified for over four hours until he answered every question from three Congressional committees; the Senate Judiciary, House Oversight and House Intelligence committees.

He recounted numerous times that the Russians bragged that the Clintons’ influence in the Obama administration would ensure CIFIUS approval for Uranium One. And he was right.”

In an interview Wednesday night with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Toensing — a former Reagan administration official — noted that Campbell testified that he was told Obama was briefed at least twice on the deal as it progressed.

“Mr. Campbell was told by the FBI that what he was being told and they were taking it upstairs and he was also told that President Obama also had it in his daily briefing twice,” she said.

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In December, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a new probe into the Uranium One deal.

Zero Hedge reported in January that ranking members of the Obama FBI and Justice Department were also involved:

Robert Mueller’s FBI had been investigating the scheme since at least 2008 – with retiring Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe assigned to the ongoing investigation which was hidden from the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS). Had they known, the committee never would have approved the Uranium One deal with TENEX’s parent company, Rosatom. 

Four individuals were eventually prosecuted and given plea agreements after the Uranium One deal was approved. The prosecuting DOJ attorneys? Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and top Mueller investigator in the Trump-Russia probe, Andrew Weissman – who praised former acting Attorney General Sally Yates for defying Trump.

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Once again, Democrats WON’T VOTE to fund the MILITARY

(National SentinelAiding the Enemy: The House on Tuesday voted along party lines to pass another continuing resolution rather than a full-on budget, though the measure did include $700 billion for the Defense Department for the remaining fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.

However, Democratic leaders in the Senate have already proclaimed the bill “dead on arrival” because it doesn’t contain funding increases for domestic spending programs.

“House Republicans continue marching down a very partisan road, proposing a [bill] that will raise defense spending but leave everything else behind,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said, “and as I have said many times before, a CRomnibus will not pass the Senate. Speaker [Paul] Ryan and House Republicans keep running into the same brick wall.”

“Republicans must stop governing from manufactured crisis to crisis, and work with Democrats to pass the many urgent, long overdue priorities of the American people,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, blaming Ryan as well.

Republicans have been working towards passage of full budget, but have gotten no help at all from Democrats. That much is evident by the party line votes.

And while Republicans in the House can pass a fully funded federal budgeting legislation, they need Democratic support in the Senate where a 60-vote majority is required to approve legislation.

Republicans currently hold a slight 51-49 majority in the upper chamber; Democrats repeatedly refused to support fully funded annual spending bills throughout the Obama administration and continuing their obstinance in the Trump presidency.

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Continuing resolutions keep government bureaucracies open, but they have dramatically harmed military readiness, as the Pentagon and top service chiefs have repeatedly testified before various congressional committees for years.

Defense officials say the services cannot plan ahead to develop and buy new and upgraded weapons systems without reliable annual funding. They also note that it is difficult to retain the defense industrial base because contractors leave the sector to find other forms of revenue.

As such, the service chiefs and top defense officials have argued that the CRs are hurting national security, but Democrats don’t seem to be getting the message.

The point was made again Tuesday during an appearance before the House Armed Services Committee by Secretary of Defense James Mattis, who said that without reliable funding for the Pentagon, Congress was “abrogating its responsibility to provide reliable funding” to the military.

“Our military remains capable, but our competitive edge has eroded in every domain of warfare—air, land, sea, space, and cyber. Under frequent continuing resolutions and sequester’s budget caps, our advantages continue to shrink. The combination of rapidly changing technology, the negative impact on military readiness resulting from the longest continuous stretch of combat in our nation’s history, and insufficient funding have created an overstretched and under-resourced military,” he said.

“Let me be clear: as hard as the last 16 years of war have been, no enemy in the field has done more to harm the readiness of the U.S. military than the combined impact of the Budget Control Act’s defense spending caps, worsened by operating in 10 of the last 11 years under continuing resolutions of varied and unpredictable duration,” Mattis added.

Added Speaker Ryan: “The only reason we do not have a full budget agreement is because Democrats continue to hold funding for our government hostage over an unrelated issue.”

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Left-wing HACK and former CIA official Phil Mudd threatens TRUMP on CNN: ‘We’re going to win!’

(National SentinelDeep State: Former CIA counterterrorism official Phil Mudd, now a contributor to CNN, told the network’s Wolf Blitzer Saturday that President Donald J. Trump’s decision to release the FISA memo was a mistake that is likely to cost him.

But cost him in what way, Mudd was less clear — except to essentially hurl yet another threat at the president.

“The workforce is going to look and this and say, this is an attack on our ability to conduct an investigation with integrity… The FBI people, I’m going to tell you, ‘are ticked’ and they’re going to be saying, I guarantee you, “You think you can push this off this?”… You better think again, Mr. President,” he said.

“You’ve been around for 13 months. We’ve been around since 1908. I know how this game is going to be played. We’re going to win!” Mudd declared.

Infowars editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson took Mudd to task on Twitter.

“This is the same idiot who last year said of Trump on CNN ‘the government’s gonna kill this guy,'” he tweeted.

As for dates, the FBI was founded on July 26, 1908, but the CIA — the organization Mudd belonged to — was founded after World War II, in September 1947.

As for the FISA memo, it documents serial abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court by Obama administration appointees to illicitly obtain a surveillance warrant so they could spy on Trump’s campaign.

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PHASE 2? Sara Carter says Dems, Deep State TERRIFIED of info regarding SECOND anti-TRUMP dossier to be released (Video)

(National SentinelSwamp Things: Investigative reporter and Fox News contributor Sara Carter said Saturday on the network’s “Fox & Friends” morning show that a second, more explosive FISA memo detailing abuses of the secretive court is set for release.

“The second memo that the House Intelligence Committee is putting together. We’re still waiting for the Inspector General’s report that is going to be coming out,” she said.

“That’s going to be directed at Andrew McCabe, now former director Andrew McCabe, and others. And I think they’re terrified what’s going to come out here.”

“Here’s what we know. There was a second dossier that was put together by a person named Cody Shearer. He is a very controversial activist, a former reporter who worked with the Clintons in the past,” she added.

“And the FBI was also using this second dossier as part of what they were doing to back up the other dossier by Christopher Steele, an unverified dossier. And we believe Christopher Steele was also sending information to the State Department in bits and snippets,” she continued.

“But I think the most important thing here and one of the things they are going to be looking at very closely are the leaks. There were a number of leaks out unverified information by possibly senior members of the Obama administration,” she also said.

Carter’s reporting on the first Trump dossier and the scandal surrounding it has been exemplary.

In August, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a crackdown on leaking from his department and those under Justice Department control, including the FBI.

“I strongly agree with the president and condemn in the strongest terms the staggering number of leaks undermining the ability of our government to protect this country,” Sessions said. “Criminals who would illegally use their access to our most sensitive information to endanger our national security are, in fact, being investigated, and will be prosecuted.

“I have this message for our friends in the intelligence community: The Department of Justice is open for business, and I have this warning for would-be leakers — don’t do it,” he said, adding that the department was currently reviewing policies and statutes regarding “media subpoenas.”

“We respect the important role the press plays, and we’ll give them respect, but it’s not unlimited,” Sessions noted.

“They cannot place lives at risk with impunity. We must balance the press’ role with protecting our national security and the lives of those who serve in the intelligence community, the Armed Forces, and all law-abiding Americans.”

Here is Carter’s interview, via Fox & Friends:

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Russian fighter crosses 5 feet in front of U.S. Navy surveillance plane; the VIDEO will make your stomach TURN (Watch)

(National SentinelUnsafe: The Pentagon has released breathtaking footage of a Russian Su-27 fighter plane that flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion surveillance plane flying in international airspace over the Black Sea on Monday.

The Pentagon said that the Russian plane intercepted the American patrol plane flying in international airspace over the Black Sea, CBS News reported. The Russian plane came within five feet of the American plane, causing the Orion crew to fly through jet wash and prematurely end its surveillance mission.

Pentagon spokeswoman Capt. Pamela Kunze said contact between the two aircraft lasted for two and a half hours while the Russian SU-27 jet crossed directly in front of the US plane’s flight path on at least one occasion.

“Unsafe actions‎ increase the risk of miscalculation and midair collisions,” Kunze said, noting that Russia has a right to fly planes in international airspace but “must behave within international standards set to ensure safety and prevent incidents.”

“While the U.S. aircraft was operating under international law, the Russian side was flagrantly violating existing agreements and international law, in this case the 1972 Agreement for the Prevention of Incidents On and Over the High Seas (INCSEA),” the U.S. State Department said of the incident.

“This is but the latest example of Russian military activities disregarding international norms and agreements. We call on Russia to cease these unsafe actions that increase the risk of miscalculation, danger to aircrew on both sides, and midair collisions,” the statement said.

Russia has been stepping up its activities in the Baltic and Black seas, as well as the Arctic and North Atlantic, particularly submarine patrols.

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Goodwin: ‘FBI leaders BETRAYED NATION to PICK the president’

(National SentinelPanic Mode: A growing body of evidence suggests that a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI and the Justice Department that, if true, is likely to have long-ranging negative implications for the nation, writes Michael Goodwin at the New York Post.

Comparing the current situation with the 2007-2009 Great Recession, when lawmakers and President Obama bailed out banks after declaring them “too big to fail,” Goodwin sees the burgeoning scandal involving the nation’s — and the world’s — premier law enforcement agency as “too big to believe.”

“Yet each day brings credible reports suggesting there is a massive scandal involving the top ranks of America’s premier law enforcement agency,” Goodwin writes.

“The reports, which feature talk among agents of a ‘secret society‘ and suddenly missing text messages, point to the existence both of a cabal dedicated to defeating Donald Trump in 2016 and of a plan to let Hillary Clinton skate free in the classified email probe.

“If either one is true — and I believe both probably are — it would mean FBI leaders betrayed the nation by abusing their powers in a bid to pick the president,” he said.

The columnist noted that it also seems likely, based on reporting and some credible evidence, that the Clinton-financed “Trump dossier” — which was supposed to be political opposition research — was used by the FBI to obtain a FISA court warrant so it could spy on a political campaign.

Goodwin (and others) also believe that the FBI got approval for a counterintelligence surveillance warrant to spy on Team Trump by representing the dossier as real intelligence — without telling the court it was oppo-research and that none of it had been substantiated.

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Legal experts agree that would constitute a crime.

“I believe this will not end just with firings. I believe there are people who will go to jail. I was very persuaded by the evidence,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., told Fox News‘ “Hannity” program last week.

What’s more, writes Goodwin, “there is growing reason to believe someone in President Barack Obama’s administration turned over classified information about Trump to the Clinton campaign.”

One former federal prosecutor, Joseph diGenova, said, “It doesn’t get worse than that.” He also believes Trump knew about what had taken place early on, which is why he declared in March 2017 that Obama “wiretapped” him.

“These and other elements combine to make a toxic brew that smells to high heaven, but most Americans don’t know much about it,” Goodwin wrote. “Mainstream media coverage has been sparse and dismissive and there’s a blackout from the same Democrats obsessed with Russia, Russia, Russia.”

Thankfully, Goodwin notes, there are lawmakers working to get to the bottom of what went on. One of them is House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who — along with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. — have authored a “FISA memo” that allegedly details massive abuse within the FBI and DoJ of the FISA court, as it related to spying on the Trump campaign.

At present, those and other Republican lawmakers are working to get that top secret memo to the White House, where they believe President Trump will declassify it and allow it to be released to the public.

The contents of the memo, according to sources who spoke with Fox News contributor and investigative reporter Sara A. Carter, are so “explosive” they could spell a quick end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of the Trump campaign and transition team.

Gaetz agreed, saying, “I believe that once the American people have the opportunity to evaluate the allegations and claims in this memo, it will become evident the activities of the last administration, the crimes I believe were committed, and the total sham that this Mueller investigation is, built on a false premise and rotten to the core.”

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Former federal prosecutor details Obama’s ‘BRAZEN PLOT’ to exonerate Hillary Clinton and ‘FRAME’ Donald Trump (Video)

(National SentinelObamagate: A former federal prosecutor said in an interview it is beginning to look a lot like the Obama administration launched a plot to ensure that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would not only win the 2016 election, but frame then-GOP nominee Donald J. Trump for a crime in the process.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, Joseph DiGenova lays out in detail what he believes the Obama administration did, based on a slew of reports over the past few months that appear to show a distinct pattern of abuse within the FBI, the Department of Justice, and elements of the intelligence community.

He noted that former Obama administration Justice Department and FBI officials may have “violated the law, perhaps committed crimes” to politicize law enforcement and surveillance against political opponents.

He said then-FBI Director James Comey conducted a phony criminal investigation of  Clinton’s mishandling of classified materials as they “followed none of the regular rules, gave her every break in the book, immunized all kinds of people, allowed the destruction of evidence, with no grand jury, no subpoenas, no search warrants. That’s not an investigation. That’s a Potemkin village. It’s a farce.”

The former federal prosecutor also lashed out at the FBI for apparently working with Fusion GPS, a Democrat-aligned opposition research firm, to produce the infamous “Trump dossier” using a former British spy who was in contact with Russian government operatives.

The dossier was paid for in large part by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party.

DiGenova said that without a justifiable law enforcement or national security reason, he says, the FBI “created false facts so that they could get surveillance warrants. Those are all crimes.”

And he said that by using official FISA-702 “queries,” surveillance was done “to create a false case against a candidate, and then a president.”

During the interview, DiGenova held up an unreported April 2017 99-page FISA court opinion that “describes systematic and on-going violations of the law [by the FBI and their contractors using unauthorized disclosures of raw intelligence on Americans]. This is stunning stuff.”

He added that he believes Fusion GPS and Crowdstrike, the DNC’s private security firm, were among the redacted contractors of the FBI.

“People that were senior career civil servants violated the law, perhaps committed crimes, and covered up crimes by a Presidential candidate [Hillary].  But more than that, they tried to frame an incoming President with a false Russian conspiracy that never existed and they knew it and they plotted to ruin him as a candidate and then destroy him as a President,” DiGenova said.

“That’s why this is important.  That’s why connecting the dots is important, because the FBI now has to be completely reconstructed from the ground up.”

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Sara Carter: ‘Explosive’ FISA memo release could come ANYTIME (Video)

(National SentinelRelease: Circa News investigative reporter and Fox News contributor Sara Carter said the explosive FISA memo reportedly containing details about how the Obama administration abused the surveillance court so it could spy on the Trump campaign may be released this coming week.

The memo, written by the House Intelligence Committee, may contain some disturbing evidence that President Obama’s administration relied on a bogus, politicized opposition research document — the infamous “Trump dossier” — to get a surveillance warrant from the FISA court to put Trump campaign officials under surveillance.

“The House Intelligence Committee is going to hold another vote. This vote will be made for the public,” Carter said on Sunday’s “Fox & Friends.”

“They’re sure it’s going to pass because Republicans are going to pass on the party line to make this available to the public. Then the memo will go to the president where the president will have five days to decide whether or not to declassify the memo,” she added.

The memo is currently classified top secret, which many believe is an over classification.

“And what I’m being told from my sources he will declassify that memo for the public. They’re actually hoping the memo gets declassified very soon, the latest I’ve heard is the end of the month but the soonest could be anytime this week,” she added.

Carter also believes that once the memo is released, it could lead to the unraveling of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Trump campaign “collusion” with Russia.

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Rep. Dave Joyce announced Saturday that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSIC) had launched the process to release the explosive FBI-FISA-Russia classified memo.

“Great news! Our efforts to have been effective and the HPSIC plans to begin the process to release the FBI/FISA/Russia memo. This may take up to 19+ Congressional work days but Americans deserve to know the truth,” he tweeted.

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Trump’s first year in office was a MAJOR SUCCESS for him and the U.S.: Here’s WHY

(National SentinelPresidential: By any measure, President Donald J. Trump had a successful first year in office, despite a dearth of major legislative accomplishments due in large part to near-universal Democratic opposition.

The president scored well on his turnaround of the moribund Obama economy, while scoring foreign and domestic policy gains that formed a good basis for more progress in 2018.

The Economy

In eight years, President Obama never saw a single quarter of 3 percent growth in GDP, but Trump has twice in his first year.

In addition, Wall Street has had a stellar year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has skyrocketed some 42 percent since Trump’s November 2016 election victory and 31 percent since Inauguration Day, closing on Friday at 26, 071.71, while the NASDAQ closed at 7,336.38, both at new records. This is particularly advantageous for ordinary Americans who have seen meteoric gains in their 401k and other market-based retirement plans.

Also, job growth has been substantial, with 2 million new jobs added to the economy in just a single year, as the unemployment rate fell to around 4 percent. Workforce participation is also the highest its been in a decade.

At the end of the 3rd Quarter the national GDP reached $19.5 trillion for the highest recorded GDP in U.S. history.

Economists believe this is just the beginning. The Trump-GOP tax reform and tax cut plan is expected to lead to sturdy corporate growth, which will lead to more employment, higher pay — and fewer federal taxes for more than 85 percent of Americans.

Foreign Policy

Trump entered office vowing to unleash the U.S. military on ISIS so as to defeat the Islamic militant group as quickly as possible. While new problems are arising in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State has been soundly defeated. “Both Syria and Iraq have declared victory over ISIS and due to President Trump’s resolve, less than 1,000 ISIS fighters are estimated remaining,” The Gateway Pundit reported.

Meanwhile, Trump’s focus on rebuilding the U.S. military and refocusing it for near-peer, great-power war after more than 15 years fighting small brushfire conflicts in the Middle East and Southwest Asia is paying dividends. Training is shifting away from insurgencies back to great power conflict; as Russia and China rise, the United States’ and NATO’s deterrent capability is being bolstered. What’s more, the president has the support of most in Congress for building a bigger Navy and more robust, capable forces.

Domestic Policy

Trump has kept his promises to cut bureaucracy and the regulatory state, which is in turn also driving economic growth. Some of the president’s first executive orders included a near-government-wide hiring freeze and instructions to all federal agencies that for every new rule they implemented, two must be cut. The resulting reduction of federal compliance costs on businesses and industries has been phenomenal.

As noted by The Gateway Pundit, Trump’s actions have included:

* Dismantling Obama’s climate change initiatives.
* Travel bans for individuals from a select number of countries embroiled in terrorist atrocities.
* Enforcing regulatory reform.
* Protecting Law enforcement.
* Mandating for every new regulation to eliminate two.
* Defeating ISIS.
* Rebuilding the military.
* Building a border wall.
* Cutting funding for sanctuary cities.
* Approving Keystone and Dakota pipelines.
* Reducing regulations on manufacturers.
* Placing a hiring freeze on federal employees.
* Exiting the US from destructive, expensive and wholly inappropriate global trade deals like TPP

In addition, Trump kept his promise to appoint constitutional-minded federal judges and justices. His first pick for the U.S. Supreme Court was Neil Gorsuch.

There were other accomplishments as well, which Trump managed to achieve despite being attacked endlessly by the establishment media, being under investigation by a special counsel — which is beginning to look more and more like it was an Obama political operation — and near-constant opposition from Democrats and threats of impeachment.

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More GOP lawmakers DEMAND release of FISA memo: ‘Sickening reality has SET IN’

(National SentinelObamagate: More and more Republican lawmakers are demanding release of a classified “FISA memo” currently held by the House Intelligence Committee many believe will reveal a major Obama-era scandal.

In particular, Republicans believe that the Obama administration politicized U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies in an attempt to undermine the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump.

On Thursday, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, commented on the memo on Twitter, calling it “sickening.”

“I have read the memo. The sickening reality has set in. I no longer hold out hope there is an innocent explanation for the information the public has seen. I have long said it is worse than Watergate. It was & . ,” he tweeted.

On Thursday, the House Intelligence Committee quietly voted to make available to fellow House members “a memo documenting abuse of the FISA program,” reports Fox News’ Chad Pergram.

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Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., wants the memo released right away.

“Just read the classified doc re FISA abuse. I’m calling for its immediate public release w/relevant sourced material. The public must have access ASAP! ,” he tweeted.

“Releasing this classified info doesn’t compromise good sources & methods. It reveals the feds’ reliance on bad sources & methods,” added Zeldin.

Meanwhile, Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., said the classified report compiled by the House Intelligence Committee is “deeply troubling,” adding that raises serious questions as it relates to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia “collusion” probe.

“The classified report compiled by House Intelligence is deeply troubling and raises serious questions about the upper echelon of the Obama DOJ and Comey FBI as it relates to the so-called collusion investigation.”

He added: “While the report is classified as Top Secret, I believe the select committee should, pursuant to House rules, vote to make the report publicly available as soon as possible. This is a matter of national significance and the American people deserve the truth.”

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Trump NAILS Democrats over BUDGET, GOVT. SHUTDOWN with this SIMPLE statement to the press (Video)

(National SentinelPresidential: President Donald J. Trump used his bully pulpit to push for a long-term budget deal in Congress and to avoid a government shutdown during a visit to the Pentagon on Thursday.

As lawmakers from both parties rush to find a compromise, most Democrats have dug in their heels and have said they would not support any budget deal that did not include a pathway to citizenship for so-called DACA “Dreamers” — illegal aliens currently in the U.S. who were brought in by their parents.

No deal before Friday by midnight means that all non-essential government functions would shut down. However, other federal employees would still have to report to work, though they would not be getting paid until the budget impasse is over and government funding is resumed.

The active-duty military is part of that group of “essential” federal employees, and that includes troops that are currently deployed overseas in war zones.

Trump addressed this with reporters.

“But again, the group that loses big would be the military, and we’re never letting our military lose at any point,” he said.

“We’re going to fund our military, we’re going to have a military that we’ve never had before because we’ve just about…just about never needed our military more than now. Thank you very much,” the president added.

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Former ‘high-level’ CIA agent warns: Deep State ‘terrified;’ wants Trump ‘TAKEN OUT’

(National SentinelTargeted: In what many are calling a chilling warning, a former high-level CIA agent said Tuesday that “Deep State” operatives are so fearful that President Donald J. Trump’s agenda will succeed they want him “taken out.”

Kevin Shipp was an agency terrorism expert assigned as a protective agent for the director of Central Intelligence. According to his biography, he was also a counterintelligence investigator, team leader protecting sensitive CIA assets from assassination, manager of high risk Counter Terrorism Center protective operations, lead instructor for members of allied governments, internal staff security investigator and a polygraph examiner tasked with protecting the CIA from foreign agent penetration.

He is also the recipient of two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations, three Exceptional Performance Awards and a Medallion for overseas covert operations.

In an interview with Greg Hunter of USAWatchdog.com, he said that Deep State figures were “terrified” of Trump.

“They are terrified, they are terrified right now.  They did not expect Trump to do what he is doing now,” he said.

“The reason they tried to get him even before he was elected is they knew he was uncontrollable, and they knew if he got in there, they would not be able to manipulate him, and that is exactly what’s happening,” Shipp added.

He said he differentiates between the “Deep State and shadow government.”

“There are some people, and there is no doubt about it, that are running scared right now,” he continued.

“Donald Trump is questioning the Deep State and the shadow government. He’s rocking that place left and right.  The news media is terrified of that,” he said.

“Their editors are telling them to attack him just like they are attacking him from the inside. It’s just dirty pool because they want him taken out,” he added.

This isn’t the first time it’s been mentioned that the Deep State wants to ‘take out’ the president.

Last summer pastor Rodney Howard-Browne said a top GOP lawmaker said the same thing, adding, “There’s nothing we can do to stop it.”

Watch:

https://twitter.com/PrisonPlanet/status/889462496918200321

It’s possible that Trump and his senior staff are aware of such efforts. The Intercept reported last month the White House was considering ‘private spies’ of its own, to counter Deep State operatives.

The plan, reportedly, was developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a former Marine lieutenant colonel caught up in the 1980s-era Iran-Contra scandal.

“The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering ‘deep state’ enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency,” The Intercept reported.

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This is WHY Trump’s travel bans are VITAL to protecting Americans (and why judges who block them should be impeached)

(National SentinelNational Security: The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have compiled data on federal arrests for alleged, actual or attempted acts of terrorism within the United States and found a shocking statistic.

Between Sept. 11, 2001 and Dec. 31, 2016, 73 percent of of terrorist offenders were foreign-born, a new report notes.

Of the 549 people convicted of international terrorism-related charges between Sept. 11, 2001 and and the end of last year, 402, or three-of-four, were not born in the United States.

Many came from terrorist-infested or terrorism-sponsoring countries, some of which included countries contained in President Donald J. Trump’s travel bans that were blocked by federal courts.

“Over the same period, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed approximately 1,716 aliens with national security concerns. Further, in 2017 alone DHS had 2,554 encounters with individuals on the terrorist watch list (also known as the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database) traveling to the United States,” the report says.

The report was mandated by Executive Order 13780, Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, which declared that “it is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, including those committed by foreign nationals,” and directed a series of actions to enhance the security of the American people.

“My top priority as Secretary of Homeland Security is to ensure the safety and security of the American people,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

“This report is a clear reminder of why we cannot continue to rely on immigration policy based on pre-9/11 thinking that leaves us woefully vulnerable to foreign-born terrorists, and why we must examine our visa laws and continue to intensify screening and vetting of individuals traveling to the United States to prevent terrorists, criminals, and other dangerous individuals from reaching our country,” she continued.

She said legislation is needed to correct current vetting and immigration deficiencies or “DHS will continue to see thousands of terrorists a year attempt to enter the United States, and while we must be right every time, the terrorists only need to be lucky once.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also sounded an alarm bell.

“This report reveals an indisputable sobering reality—our immigration system has undermined our national security and public safety,” he said.

“And the information in this report is only the tip of the iceberg: we currently have terrorism-related investigations against thousands of people in the United States, including hundreds of people who came here as refugees,” Sessions added.

“Our law enforcement professionals do amazing work, but it is simply not reasonable to keep asking them to risk their lives to enforce the law while we admit thousands every year without sufficient knowledge about their backgrounds.”

He also praised Trump’s immigration priorities of “securing our porous borders, moving to a merit-based immigration system that ends the use of diversity visas and chain migration, and enforcing our nation’s laws.”

The report also noted that from October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2017, a total of 355,345 non-U.S. citizen offenders, were administratively arrested after previously being convicted of an aggravated felony, as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43), or two or more crimes each punishable by more than one year (felony offenses).

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SHOCKER: Kids put into STORM drains in Hawaii during FAKE missile alert (Video)

(National SentinelFalse Alarm: Hawaiian emergency management officials apologized profusely Saturday after a missile attack alert was mistakenly broadcast to residents, sending many scrambling for cover.

In the aftermath of the warning, in which emergency management officials took nearly 40 minutes to correct, videos posted online show panicked parents instructing their children to climb down into dank storm drains.

Residents of the state have been on edge in recent weeks amid ongoing nuclear and ballistic missile tests by North Korea.

The hermit nation tested an ICBM last fall that experts believe has the range to strike Hawaii and other U.S. states. It’s not clear that North Korea has perfected the technology to actually place a nuclear warhead on an ICBM, but U.S. intelligence agencies say if that hasn’t happened yet, they expect it will soon.

Here is one video of a child being placed in a storm drain:

Other residents sought shelter in various places.

The Federal Communications Commission announced Saturday it will be conducting a full investigation into the incident. The agency has jurisdiction over emergency broadcast systems.

“Emergency alerts are meant to keep us and our families safe, not to create false panic. We must investigate and we must do better,” said FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Hawaiian Gov. David Ige said the mistake was human error, adding that a worker pushed the “wrong button” at shift change.

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