TRUMP: ‘MUCH MORE TO COME’ IN LISA PAGE REVELATIONS
9:26 AM 03/13/2019 | POLITICSSaagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent 85
President Donald Trump reacted to the recently revealed transcripts from former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s testimony before Congress, in a Wednesday tweet.
Trump’s tweet comes after Congressman Doug Collins released 370 pages of Page’s transcript testimony on his own volition, and promised that he would release even more in the future. Page exchanged thousands of text messages with her lover and then-top FBI agent Peter Strzok about the investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Trump 2016 campaign.
Lisa Page (Mark Wilson/Getty Images); Peter Strzok (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Page testified before the House Judiciary Committee in July 2018. The transcripts revealthe context of Page’s texts to Strzok, including the idea of having an “insurance policy” in the case of his election. (RELATED: ‘We Can’t Take That Risk’ — FBI Officials Discussed ‘Insurance Policy’ Against Trump Presidency)
“I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office — that there’s no way [Trump] gets elected — but I’m afraid we can’t take that risk,” Strzok wrote in a cryptic text message to Page, adding “it’s like an insurance policy in the unlikely event you die before you’re 40.”
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 12: Deputy Assistant FBI Director Peter Strzok testifies before a joint committee hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Strzok also texted Page, “F Trump,” and called him a “f*cking idiot.” At one point, Page suggested that his presence on the investigation allowed him to “protect the country.”
Page explained that the the “insurance policy” text message referred to the FBI investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign the Russian government.
|March 7, 2019 |
To: Members of the Ohio House of Representatives
From: Americans for Tax Reform
I write on behalf of Americans for Tax Reform and our supporters across the state of Ohio to urge you to avoid approving a straight-up gas tax increase as you move forward with the state budget process.
There are many opportunities to improve Ohio’s tax and regulatory climate, like pursuing reductions in income tax rates, it’s important to first do no harm. As such, I urge that you reject the aggressive, but misguided push to hike the state gas tax.
A gas tax hike does the greatest harm to households who can least afford it. Coupled with gas tax prices that have been creeping up in Ohio, a gas tax hike would have especially adverse effectson the state’s lower income earners. Additionally, the 2003 gas tax increase failed to meet revenue projections.
Also consider that a state gas tax increase would counteract the benefits of federal tax reform and eat into Ohio taxpayers’ federal tax cut savings. This is one of the reasons why Congress has declined to raise the federal gas tax, despite pressure for them to do so.
According to Strategas Research Partners, 60% of the federal income tax cut would be wiped out by a $0.25 gas tax increase and rising prices.In addition to being bad policy, a gas tax increase is bad politics. Ballot measures to hike state gas taxes were resoundingly rejected in Missouri, Utah, and Washington State just last year. Between that and the throngs of French citizens now protesting President Emmanuel Macron’s gas tax hike, which he just suspended, it’s clear that gas tax hikes are a political loser, both at home and abroad.
A significant gas tax increase is also being proposed in Minnesota, by a new Democrat Governor, with a Democrat-controlled House. Ohio’s Republican-led government can definitely do better.
We thank you for your past, and continued efforts on reforms that enhance the liberty of Ohioans and their opportunities for success, like licensing reform, criminal justice reform, tax relief, and regulatory reform. We trust a better option than a straight-up gas tax increase will be found.
If you have any questions or if ATR can be of assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me or Doug Kellogg, ATR State Projects Director, at email@example.com 202-785-0266.
Americans for Tax Reform
Akron, OH: Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party-affiliated We the People Convention, today challenged the integrity of the proposed 18¢ per gallon increase in Ohio’s gasoline tax. The proposal put forward by Republican Governor Mike DeWine also includes built-in future increases based on the Consumer Price Index. The need for the tax increase is being blamed on the failure to address the issue by former Governor John Kasich.
Zawistowski said, “You know when Republicans are rushing legislation through that the fix is in. It is unconscionable for the Ohio House to even consider voting on this bill as early as this Thursday, March 7, 2019. We don’t even know for sure how much we actually need for road and bridge repair, nor has there been any discussion of how to deal with a future that includes electric and higher gas mileage vehicles and what they should pay for road use. Nothing has been discussed about how a gas tax increase affects rural citizens disproportionately because they have to drive further to get everywhere. Yes, all Ohioans want good roads and bridges; yes, a usage tax is more fair than most other taxes; but if this was really about good governance and seriously addressing these issues, there would be time and opportunity for community input.”
Zawistowski continued by saying, “No, they don’t want to have any discussion of those things, because the fact is that this bill is nothing but payback to the Democrat Unions who supported DeWine’s and, more aggressively, Republican Speaker Larry Householder’s election in November. Democrat Unions gave Householder hundreds of thousands of dollars, not only to win his election, but to help elect dozens of other House members who would vote for Householder for Speaker and are “expected” to vote for this tax increase. Now that bill has come due and DeWine and Householder are going to stick We the People with that $3 Billion bill. Any Republican that does vote for this tax increase will have broken their tax pledge which will stay on their record forever. We urge every Ohio citizen to call their House member immediately to remind them of their pledge and let them know how you feel about this huge tax increase.”
Zawistowski concluded, “Even if the gas tax ends up being 10¢ or 12¢ and is not indexed, real “Republicans” would make an effort to offset this tax with tax cuts elsewhere in the budget. However, after hearing Governor DeWine’s State of the State address today, it is clear that his administration is going to tax and spend just like Democrats – with the support of the “Republican” House and Senate. Political pundits like to say that Ohio is a “Republican State” because “Republicans” hold the vast majority of public offices. We the People know that Ohio is not a “Red State”, we are a RINO State, just like we were for eight years under the fraudulent previous Governor John Kasich who also paid off the Democrat Unions for his re-election with his Turnpike deal. The Democrats aren’t stupid, they know they can’t win state offices in Ohio, so they just buy them, and they get everything they need, if not everything they want. That’s why DeWine pledged to veto any “Right to Work” legislation, and you watch what happens next as Householder moves to bail out Ohio’s nuclear plants because he also got big money from First Energy. Republican voters bought a bill of goods last election, and this is just the first example of what is coming the next eight years.”
For Immediate Release: Monday, March 4, 2019
Ohio TEA Party Leader Suggests List for Senate Judiciary Committee to Investigate
Akron, OH: In response to the list of Trump related people and organizations that the Democrat/Socialist controlled US House Judiciary Committee released today sending “document requests to the following (81) people and entities related to its investigation into the alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his administration.” Tom Zawistowski, President of the TEA Party affiliated We the People Convention, put together a list of people and organizations who Senator Lindsey Graham should subpoena to testify in front of the Republican Controlled Senate Judiciary Committee.
Zawistowski said, “It is time to employ one of Sal Alinsky’s, and the regressive Left’s, favorite tactics: “Force your opponents to live by their own rules.” The Democrat/Socialists have just defined what the rules are for Presidential candidates and campaigns going forward, and we should be more than happy to make them play by the rules they have now established. Senator Graham, it’s time to let American citizens see who really is corrupt, who broke the law, who obstructed justice and who abused power on both sides! I sincerely hope the good Senator, for the sake of our nation, has the guts to live up to his threat to investigatethe Democrat/Socialist if they continued to unjustly attack the President and everyone ever associated with him.”
Zawistowski’s list of suggestions for Senator Graham’s Judiciary Committee to “Investigate alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and abuses of power by President Barack Obama, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, all current Democratic/Socialist Presidential Candidates, their associates, and members of the previous administration” is as follows:
1. Hillary Clinton
2. Bill Clinton
3. Chelsea Clinton
4. Marc Mezvinsky
5. The Clinton Foundation
6. John Podesta
7. Tony Podesta
8. Robby Mook
9. Jake Sullivan
10. Donna Brazil
11. Jennifer Palmer
12. Joel Benenson
13. Perkins Coie Law Firm
14. Marc Elias
15. Bob Bauer
16. Michal Sussman
17. Crowdstike Cybertechnology
18. Glenn Simpson
19. Mary Jacoby
20. Peter Fritsch
21. Nelli Orr
22. Thomas Catan
23. Niel King
24. Fusion GPS
25. Christopher Steele
26. Edward Baumgartner
27. Chris Burrows
28. Pablo Miller
29 Orbis Business Intelligence
30. David Kramer
31. Daniel Jones
32. Sidney Blumenthal
33. Cody Shearer
34. David Corn
35. Michael Isikoff
36. Susan Rice
37. Samantha Power
38. Ben Rhodes
39. Valerie Jarret
40. Eric Holder
41. Dennis McDonough
42. Shailagh Murray
43. Loretta Lynch
44. Jim Comey
45. Robert Muller
46. John Kerry
47. Victoria Nuland
48. Johnathan Winer
49. Elizaberth Dibble
50. Evelyn Farakas
51. Barack Obama
52. Sally Yates
53. Mary McCord
54. David Laufman
55. John Carlin
56. Tashina Guahar
57. Rod Rosenstein
58. Andrew McCab
59. James Baker
60. Michael Gaeta
61. Greg Brower
62. Josh Campbell
63. Bill Preistap
64. John Brennan
65. James Clapper
66. Alexander Downer
67. Louis Susman
68. Stefan Halper
69. Joseph Misfud
70. Democratic National Committee
71. Debbie Washerman Shultz
72. Bernie Sanders
73. Elizabeth Warren
74. Joe Biden
75. Michael Bloomberg
76. John Hikenlooper
77. Amy Klobuchar
78. Cory Booker
79. Kamala Harris
80. Julian Castro
81. Uranium One Energy
82. George Soros
83. Alexander Soros
84. Open Society Foundation
85. Tom Stayer
86. Barack Obama Inaugural Committee
89. Organizing for Action
90. Scott Foval
91. Americans United for Change
If you vote for Democrats, for any office, you now have to account for their actions against life itself!
America REJECTS the Leftist Democrat Socialist Party of DEATH!
While ALL Democrats in the US Senate voted against the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act”, which has NOTHING to do with the health of the mother but simply gives a new born baby the Constitution Right to LIFE that we all have, a new poll shows STUNNING changes among young people and even Democrats concerning the legalization of infanticide that has passed by Democrats in New York and Vermont and was narrowly defeated in Virginia. Killing babies that are out of the womb apparently is even too far for those in our nation who support killing them up until the time of birth! This was NEVER really been about the “health of the Mother” or “women’s health services”, this has been genocide from the day Roe v Wade passed. Now they have exposed who they really are and American our horrified. Read the poll then vote to stop the killing!
The recent debate over “late-term abortion,”fueled by state measures in New Yorkand Virginiathat loosened, or sought to loosen, abortion restrictions toward the end of a woman’s pregnancy, has caused “a dramatic shift” in public attitudes toward abortion policy, according to Barbara Carvalho who directed a new Marist poll, commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization.
By the numbers:The poll found Americans are now as likely to identify as pro-life (47%) as they are pro-choice (47%). Last month, a similar Marist survey found that Americans were more likely to identify as pro-choice than pro-life 55% to 38%, a 17-point gap.
- The survey also found that 80% of Americans support abortion being limited to the first three months of pregnancy, an increase of 5 percentage points since last month’s Marist poll.
Between the lines:Marist has been polling Americans’ attitudes on abortion for over a decade, and Carvalho told Axios this is the first time since 2009 that as many or more Americans have identified as pro-life as have identified as pro-choice.
- But what Carvalho said she found most significant was that Democrats, specifically those under the the age of 45, seem to be leading the shift: This month’s poll found 34% of Democrats identify as pro-life vs. 61% pro-choice. Last month, those numbers were 20% and 75%, respectively.
- Among Americans under 45, 47% identify as pro-life vs. 48% pro-choice. In January, those numbers were 28% and 65%, respectively.
“This has been a measure that has been so stableover time. To see that kind of change was surprising,” Carvalho said. “And the increased discussion [of late-term abortion] in the public forum in the past month appears to have made the biggest difference in how people identify on the issue.”
Why it matters:Republicans have been on the offensive about this issue since the State of the Union, when Trump seized on the outrage over Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s abortion commentsand the passage of a New York lawto promote a congressional ban on late-term abortions.
- In November, the Department of Health and Human Services proposed a new rulethat would require insurers send customers separate bills for coverage provided for abortion services.
- On Friday, the Trump administration issued a new rulebarring organizations that provide abortion referrals, like Planned Parenthood, from receiving federal family planning money.
- Axios health care editor Sam Baker points that by far the most significant thing Trump has done on abortion is replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy with Brett Kavanaugh. “State abortion restrictions will very likely be upheld no matter what public opinion is.”
Methodology: This survey of 1,008 adults was conducted via landline or cell phones, Feb. 12–Feb. 17 by The Marist Poll, sponsored and funded in partnership with The Knights of Columbus.
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The media is responsible for creating the false narrative that America is a racist, sexist, homophobic, whatever nation. We are in FACT the most tolerant nation in the world and hate crimes are NOT rising at all. It is pure fiction. Jussie Smollett needs to be convicted for his heinous act of slandering millions of Americans to advance the lies about white male Trump supporters. Society must reject the hate filled actions of the left which are used to divide us. We do that through enforcing our laws.
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The Sick Phenomenon of Fake Racist Crimes
Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media”?
Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions, and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett’s absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone’s a Johnny-come-lately debunker.
And everyone’s making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have possibly prepared us for such a scandalous swindle?
I’m especially looking at you, Robin Roberts. You and ABC’s “Good Morning America” willingly played public relations agents for Smollett last week while his story was already falling apart and he refused to be fully transparent with investigators. Now, you defend yourselves by hiding behind a veil of ignorance about hate crimes hoaxes.
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Listen and learn, addled enablers of fraud. Fake Noose is a sick phenomenon that has run rampant across the country unchecked. I’ve chronicled the self-victimization pathology in my books, columns, and blog posts for years:
—Columbia University, 2007. Remember black psychology professor Madonna Constantine? She made the rounds on none other than ABC’s “Good Morning America,” claiming she found a “degrading” noose (made of hand-tied twine) hanging from her office door.
Constantine led fist-waving protests, decried “systematic racism,” and prompted a nationwide uproar, as I reported at the time in the New York Post.
Things didn’t add up when Columbia initially blocked investigators from obtaining 56 hours of surveillance video. No culprits could be found on the militantly progressive campus obsessed with diversity and multiculturalism.
It turned out that Constantine was desperately trying to distract from a brewing internal probe of her serial plagiarism, for which she was eventually fired. The hate crime probe hit a dead end and Constantine faced no criminal charges over the Fake Noose incident.
—Baltimore Fire Department, 2007. Another manufactured outrage erupted when black firefighter-paramedic apprentice Donald Maynard claimed he found a knotted rope and threatening note with a noose drawing on it at his stationhouse. A federal civil rights investigation ensued and the NAACP cried racism—until Maynard confessed to the noose nonsense amid a department-wide cheating scandal.
A top official revealed that Maynard admitted “conducting a scheme meant to create the perception that members within our department were acting in a discriminatory and unprofessional manner.” Maynard faced no criminal charges over the Fake Noose incident.
—University of Delaware, 2015. Black Lives Matter agitators and campus activists triggered a full alert when a student spotted a “racist display” of three “noose-like objects” hanging from trees. The university president called it “deplorable;” protesters wept that they were not being taken seriously. After investigating, police discovered the “nooses” were metal “remnants of paper lanterns” hung as decorations during an alumni weekend celebration.
—Salisbury State University, 2016. Students, faculty, and administrators were horrified when a stick figure hanging from a noose on a whiteboard was discovered at the school’s library. The N-word and the hashtag #WhitePower also appeared in the menacing graffiti. Campus authorities immediately launched an investigation, which exposed two black students as the perpetrators. Prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against the Fake Noosers.
—Kansas State University, 2017. A paroxysm of protest struck K-State after someone reported a noose hanging from a tree on campus. Black students lambasted authorities for not acting quickly enough. They stoked anger online with the hashtag #DontLeaveUsHanging and demanded increased security. But the “noose” was made of cut pieces of nylon parachute cord, which police believed had been discarded by someone who “may have simply been practicing tying different kinds of knots.”
—Michigan State University, 2017. When a student reported a noose hanging outside her dorm room, MSU administrators went into full freakout mode over the racial incident. Cops and the Office of Institutional Equity were immediately notified. “A noose is a symbol of intimidation and threat that has a horrendous history in America,” the university president bemoaned. But it turned out the “noose” was a “packaged leather shoelace” that someone had dropped accidentally.
—Smithsonian museums, 2017. NPR called the discovery of “nooses” lying on the grounds of two Smithsonian Institution museums the “latest in a string of hate incidents” after Trump’s election. The African-American museum director called them a “reminder of America’s dark history.”
But the museums refused to release surveillance video and my public records request filed last November yielded zero corroboration of any hate crime. The Washington Post, New York Times, and ABC’s “Good Morning America,” which all splashed the story front and center, have yet to follow up.
—Mississippi State Capitol, 2018. ABC, CBS, CNN, and Yahoo were among the media outlets that blared headlines about seven nooses and “hate signs” found hanging in trees by the capitol building before a special runoff election for U.S. Senate. The stories created an unmistakable impression that the nooses were left by GOP racists intending to intimidate black voters. In truth, the nooses were a publicity stunt perpetrated by Democrats.
In the wake of Smollett’s folly, media sensationalists bluster that there’s no way they could have known they were being strung along. Thanks for the valuable admission, elite news professionals, that you are not only dumb and blind but incompetent to boot. It doesn’t take a fancy journalism degree to learn from the long, sordid history of Fake Noose:
When you’ve seen one social justice huckster, you’ve seen ’em all.
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