Tuesday, December 5, 2017

"The place of your birth sometimes, perhaps always, is less important than where your heart lies.


A review of Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home To Fight As Confederate Soldiers, by Tom McMillan, Regnery, 2017.

In 1912, the renowned publisher of books on The War for Sothern Independence, Neale Publishing Company of New York, released Fighting by Southern Federals, written by Charles C. Anderson. He argued that more than 600,000 Southerners fought for the Union—men from every seceded state and the border states. He named many Union officers, including generals, ship captains, and field officers who were southern men in blue. Books and articles on Southerners’ resistance to the Confederacy have always been a cottage industry, one of the more recent being A South Divided, Portraits of Dissent in the Confederacy by David C. Downing (2017). He puts the total number of Southerner men fighting for the Union at about 300,000, and suggests that they provided the tipping point in crucial battles, including incomplete Confederate victories, for ultimate Union victory. Southern unionists represented absent brigades and divisions that General Lee or Bragg or Johnston could have used to decisive effect.

Former Judge: Flynn case has grounds to be dismissed

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Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972), is a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that the prosecution's failure to inform the jury that a witness had been promised not to be prosecuted in exchange for his testimony was a failure to fulfill the duty to present all material evidence to the jury, and constituted a violation of due process, requiring a new trial. This is the case even if the failure to disclose was a matter of negligence and not intent. The case extended the Court's holding in Brady v. Maryland, requiring such agreements to be disclosed to defense counsel.[1] As a result of this case, the term Giglio material is sometimes used to refer to any information pertaining to deals that witnesses in a criminal case may have entered into with the government.[2]

December 5, 2017

Did the prosecution tell Flynn’s lawyer that their main witness against him was removed for bias? Since Strzok led the interview and his testimony would be needed to establish untruthfulness, he is a critical witness not just a prosecutor. If not disclosed, would this not be a Giglio violation? This is the kind of misconduct that can get a case dismissed and a lawyer disbarred. It is a Constitutional violation. This has bothered me since I heard about it.
Me too.

Though to be clear, I’m not a former prosecutor. But with no recording and a witness who’s been dismissed for bias. . . .

NCFIRE: November 2017 Child Rapes by Illegals in NC 18 Illegals = 86 Charges

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Bill Cutting Off Aid to Palestinian Terrorists Sails Through House

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 U.S. Capitol

The House on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would cut off U.S. taxpayer aid to the de facto Palestinian government if it continues to aid terrorists.

With unanimous consent, the swift passage of the Taylor Force Act brings the United States one step closer to stripping American funding from the Palestinian Authority until it ends its "pay to slay" policy, which distributes $300 million to terrorists and their families annually. The legislation now heads to the Senate for a floor vote.

Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said he will work with his Senate colleagues to ensure quick implementation of the bill to "ensure the U.S. plays no part, even indirectly, in participating in this behavior."

In Supreme Court gay wedding cake case, Kennedy says state has not been tolerant of baker's religious views

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Justice Elena Kagan engaged the baker's attorney, Kristen Waggoner, in an extended discussion over which wedding services included protected speech under the First Amendment. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said during oral arguments on Tuesday that Colorado did not appear to show religious tolerance when it used its public accommodations law to force baker Jack Phillips to create speech via a custom cake for a same-sex wedding that defies his religious beliefs.

The line of questioning garnered attention because Kennedy often serves as the divided high court's key swing vote, and a split vote could form again in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Kennedy pointedly criticized Colorado for not being "tolerant" of Phillips' religious beliefs.
"Tolerance is essential in a free society. And tolerance is most meaningful when it's mutual," Kennedy said. "It seems to me that the state in its position here has been neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips' religious beliefs."

Fake News: Mueller subpoenaed Trump’s bank records from Deutsche Bank

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Vatican Issues Far-Left Declaration on Climate Change, ‘Very Fabric of Life on Earth at Grave Risk’


 Not surprising since the pope is a commie.

In a dramatic declaration punctuated by dire threats and warnings, the Vatican is urging the world to “decarbonize the energy system as early as possible and no later than mid-century” to avoid irreversible damage to humans and ecosystems.

In its newly released “Final Declaration: Our Planet, Our Health, Our Responsibility” from a November workshop on climate change, air pollution and health, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences warns that “there is less than a decade” to put in place a series of sweeping measures to counteract the effects of human-induced climate change. “The time to act is now,” it reads.

Surprisingly for a statement coming from an academy of “science,” the document is riddled with unscientific assertions in a bizarre mix of political ideology and apocalyptic hyperbole.

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Mueller deputy praised DOJ official after she defied Trump travel ban order: 'I am so proud'

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A top prosecutor who is now a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe praised outgoing acting Attorney General Sally Yates after she was fired in January by President Trump for refusing to defend his controversial travel ban.

The email, obtained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit, shows that on the night of Jan. 30, Andrew Weissmann wrote to Yates under the subject line, “I am so proud.”

He continued, “And in awe. Thank you so much. All my deepest respects.”

More @ Fox

Ron Paul: The Entire Russian Narrative Is Fiction

"You Ready for the CIVIL WAR that Would Ensue?" Tucker RIPS Gun Control Advocate

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GOP Lawmaker: When Dirty Cop Mueller Comes to Congress to "Testify WE NEED TO ARREST HIM"

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RNC Throwing Its Full Weight Behind Roy Moore


The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Monday evening that it will once again throw its support behind Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore in the state’s upcoming special senatorial election.

The RNC contacted Alabama state RNC members Monday to say the national committee will financially back Moore’s campaign through Dec. 12, the date when Alabama voters are scheduled to head to the ballot box to choose their replacement for current GOP Sen. Luther Strange — the man who replaced Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I can confirm our involvement in the Alabama Senate race,” an RNC official told The Daily Caller News Foundation Monday evening.

SVAF Gone With The Wind

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Judge Jeanine Pirro: James Comey Has Turned Into a Political Whore

Hungary says anti-George Soros campaign most successful yet

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The Hungarian government's spokesman says its campaign against the influence of Hungarian-American financier George Soros is the "most successful" of its "national consultations" asking voters for their opinions on different issues.

Spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said Tuesday that by Dec. 1, a record 2.33 million people had returned questionnaires asking whether they agreed with Soros' alleged positions supporting migration into Hungary. Opposition parties say the government's claim that 28 percent of voters participated is exaggerated, but Kovacs said the questionnaires' tally would be made public after completion.

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Over 200 flights canceled as German pilots refuse to deport rejected asylum seekers

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Pilots in Germany are refusing to deport rejected asylum seekers, leading to the cancelation of more than 200 flights. 
A freedom of information request revealed that 222 scheduled flights were forced to be canceled over the course of 2017 as pilots refused to play a part in returning people to Afghanistan, which is still reeling from years of occupation by Western forces.

Deutsche Welle reports that 140 of the canceled flights were to take off from Frankfurt Airport, which is the largest in the country. Dusseldorf Airport, where activist groups regularly hold demonstrations against deportation, saw 40 flights canceled.

More @ RT

Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump


Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Trump family financial records from the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, a move that could signal a major new direction for his inquiry.

Deutsche Bank has so far not accommodated or discussed American requests for information about the Trumps' accounts. The German business newspaper Handelsblatt, which first reported the subpoena, quoted a spokesman saying that the bank cooperates with official investigators but would not discuss individual cases.

If Mueller's team is expanding its inquiry into the Trump family's banking and financial arrangements, that could put it onto a collision course with the president.

More @ NPR

GOP preps contempt resolution for top FBI, DOJ officials after missed Monday deadline

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., has accused the FBI and Department of Justice of a

The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday will begin writing a resolution holding top FBI officials in contempt of Congress after the agency missed a Monday deadline to turn over key evidence the committee has been seeking for months.

“We are moving forward with the contempt resolution,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told the Washington Examiner Tuesday morning. He added that the panel is still negotiating with FBI and Justice Department officials to get the requested documents.

Nunes has accused the FBI and Department of Justice of a “months-long pattern … of stonewalling and obstructing this committee's oversight work.”

John Conyers: 'I am retiring today' after sexual harassment allegations

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Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., announced Tuesday he is resigning from the House, effective immediately, amid allegations of sexual harassment and will endorse his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in Congress.

"I am retiring today," Conyers told "The Mildred Gaddis Show" Tuesday morning. "I want everyone to know how much I appreciate the support — the incredible, undiminished support I've received across the years from my supporters, not only in my district, but across the country as well."

Sara Carter of Circa: More Anti-Trump Messages From Mueller's Team Coming Out

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Wall Street Journal: Robert Mueller 'should step down' from Russia investigation


The Wall Street Journal called on special counsel Robert Mueller to excuse himself from his investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

The paper's editorial board said Monday night that recent news that an FBI agent was dismissed from the investigation because he showed a political bias, along with other circumstances involving Mueller, means he is incapable of fairly pursuing the matter.

"All of this reinforces our doubts about Mr. Mueller’s ability to conduct a fair and credible probe of the FBI’s considerable part in the Russia-Trump drama," the Journal said. "Mr. Mueller ran the bureau for 12 years and is fast friends with [former FBI Director James] Comey, whose firing by Mr. Trump triggered his appointment as special counsel. The reluctance to cooperate with a congressional inquiry compounds doubts related to this clear conflict of interest."

More @ WSJ

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