Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: “We are going to zero across the board"

US severs Iran’s oil export lifeline

The US placed its Middle East forces on high alert on Monday, April 22, before announcing the cancellation of waivers that allowed 8 countries to buy embargoed Iranian oil.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an unprecedentedly tough statement. “We are going to zero across the board. We’ll continue to enforce sanctions and monitor compliance and any nation or entity interacting with Iran should do its diligence and err on the side of caution; the risks are simply not going to be worth the benefits.” He went on to say: “How long we’ll remain there at zero depends solely on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s senior leaders.”

The countries who will no longer benefit from the waivers are China, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, Greece and Turkey. They collectively imported a million barrels a day of Iranian oil. Prior to sanctions, Iran was exporting 2.1 million barrels per day. That figure had already dropped to 700,000 barrels. Since oil is Iran’s single export commodity, its cutoff to zero is a virtual death blow to its economy.

US deploys two carrier strike groups in Mediterranean

The John C. Stennis and Abraham Lincoln carrier strike groups have joined the US Mediterranean 6th Fleet for the first time in more than two years. This level of concentrated strength is capable of countering any Iranian attempt to interfere with the oil tanker shipping plying routes to market from the Gulf through the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Aden or the Red Sea.

Read more @ Shutting Down Ayatollah Oil

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Team Obama's illegal spying: How political surveillance was conducted over a period of approximately four to six years.

The Obama Use of FISA-702 as a Domestic Political Surveillance Program….

Now that we have significant research files on the 2015 and 2016 political surveillance program; which includes the trail evident within the Weissmann/Mueller report; in combination with the Obama-era DOJ “secret research project” (their words, not mine); we are able to overlay the entire objective and gain a full understanding of how political surveillance was conducted over a period of approximately four to six years.

Working with a timeline, but also referencing origination material in 2015/2016 – CTH hopes to show how the program operated.  This explains an evolution from The IRS Files in 2010 to the FISA Files in 2016.

We start by reviewing the established record from the 99-page FISC opinion rendered by Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer on April 26th, 2017; and explain the details within the FISC opinion.

I would strongly urge everyone to read the FISC report (full pdf below) because Judge Collyer outlines how the DOJ, which includes the FBI, had an “institutional lack of candor” in responses to the FISA court. 

In essence, they were continually lying to the court about their activity, and the rate of fourth amendment violations for illegal searches and seizures of U.S. persons’ private information for multiple years.

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President Trump to nominate Patrick M. Shanahan as SecDef

President Trump is expected to formally nominate Patrick M. Shanahan to be his permanent defense secretary as soon as next week, two administration officials tell Fox News. Shanahan has been serving as acting defense chief since the president forced Jim Mattis to leave the job early following his resignation in December.

Shanahan worked at Boeing for over 30 years before coming to the Pentagon as then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s deputy at the start of the Trump administration.

President Trump found an early supporter and point man in Shanahan for the creation of a sixth branch of the military, the Space Force.

In an exclusive interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier, Shanahan spoke about his urgency in developing the new branch.

“We have a $19 trillion economy that runs on space.  Our military runs on space.  It is vitally important,” said Shanahan. “[The] Chinese and Russians are deploying capability to put our economy and our military at risk in the time of crisis.”

MORE @ Patrick Shanahan

By Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News

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The Grand Compromise: Placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities

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'Why Relocating Illegal Aliens To Sanctuary Cities Is A Brilliant, Win-Win Idea'

On April 12, President Trump tweeted a win-win solution: Relocate foreign trespassers to states and communities that have already voted to welcome them. “We are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities only,” he tweeted.

Many of those sanctuaries are among the nicest places in America. Foreign law-breakers can relocate to the posh and overwhelmingly white Nassau County, New York, or the Washington, DC suburb of Montgomery County, Maryland. Or much of the Pacific Northwest.

The compromise would help Democrat political machines keep control in cities and states, but, because the sanctuary states themselves are already progressive, the population increase would have no effect on the Electoral College. Win-win again.

There are, of course, occasional mean-spirited people who oppose the Trump compromise.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced it as “vengeful.” She sounded as if, in her heart, she doesn’t really find illegal immigration an enrichment of the diverse social fabric of America. 

(the median income in Pelosi’s sanctuary San Francisco district is in the six figures. Moving in thousands of illegals will lower the median income level to something more in line with the rest of the world’s. How about that equality)

Much Much More @ The Grand Compromise  

J. Michael Waller is vice president for government affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington DC. Follow him on Twitter @JMichaelWaller.

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Easter 2019


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Mueller Report: NO collusion NO obstruction

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  • 675 days from when Mueller was appointed to when he produced his final report for Attorney General Barr

  • 2,800+ subpoenas issued from the Special Counsel’s office

  • 500 witnesses interviewed

  • Nearly 500 search warrants carried out

  • More than 230 communications records demanded

  • More than $35 million spent

“As partisan Democrats and the liberal media hyperventilate over Attorney General William Barr’s release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday, they’re willfully ignoring the fact that they already know what the report concludes: Two years and $35 million was spent investigating a lie.

The report finally puts to bed the main allegation that the left has been consumed with for nearly three years. Much to their chagrin, the lie that they pushed for the entire Trump presidency has been completely dismissed by Mueller.” 

David Bossie - Fox News.
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7 things you must believe in order to vote Democrat

  • Trump colluded with the Russians

  • Obamacare would lower premiums, lower the deficit and allow you to keep your doctor and your plan.

  • Democrats are serious about immigration laws and putting US citizens first

  • The Obama administration didn’t spy on candidate Trump

  • Trump’s tax cuts only helped the rich 

  • Democrats love all life, including unborn babies living in the womb

  • Democrats will always support and defend the Constitution of the United States 






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Trump Campaign 2020 is winning the MONEY WAR

April 15, 2019

President Trump’s reelection campaign reported over the weekend that it had raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, beating the combined fundraising hauls of the two top candidates for the Democratic nomination to face him in next year’s general election.

Senator Bernie Sanders topped the list of Democratic presidential contenders, pulling in over $18 million in the first quarter, while Senator Kamala Harris took second place with about $12 million. Former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke raised $9.4 million, and formerly little-known South Bend, Ind. mayor Pete Buttigieg raised over $7 million.

The Trump campaign, meanwhile raised $30 million, 99 percent of which came from donations under $200, and now has $40.8 million in cash on hand. The Republican National Committee brought in $45.8 million, a record for a non-election year, to supplement the president’s war chest.

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Tiger Is Great Again ... just as Trump predicted.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!

Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!

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"Tiger is back" .. President Trump tweets about round with Woods, Nicklaus

FEBRUARY 3, 2019

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President Trump played with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods earlier this year.

President Donald Trump played golf with legends Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus on Saturday at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., even tweeting a picture with the 32-time major winners. But who won the match? 
Well, according to the president's follow-up tweet on Sunday, whomever was paired with Woods must have fared pretty well. 

"Everyone is asking how Tiger played yesterday," he tweeted. "The answer is Great! He was long, straight & putted fantastically well. He shot a 64. Tiger is back & will be winning Majors again!"

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Happy Sunday .. May God Bless All of U.S.

A wonderful Easter and Passover Message from President Donald J. Trump. 



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