“This has erased literally years — many years — of hard work, and important cases that can be used to build toward other cases and even bigger players in Iran’s nuclear and conventional weapons programs,” said former Justice Department counterproliferation prosecutor David Locke Hall, adding that the swap demolished the deterrent effect that the arrests and convictions may have had. “Even though these men’s crimes posed a direct threat to U.S. national security, the [Obama] administration has essentially told them their efforts have produced nothing more than political capital that can be traded away when politically expedient.”
“The best place for us to pick up these illegal criminals is in jails and prisons. It is inconceivable to me that an elected official at any level would prefer these types of men and women to be released into the community,” Kelly said.
via DHS Chief: Without Localities’ Help, ‘We Have to Go Into Neighborhoods’ to Find Illegal Aliens – Defense One
European countries and energy companies have been pressuring the White House to stay party to Paris.
Royal Dutch Shell, for example, aided the pro-Paris faction of the Trump administration by publicly supporting continued U.S. participation in the United Nations deal. Shell is a major producer of natural gas, which the company bills as a way to fight global warming.
Shell funds ETC, and the group’s report mainly targets emissions from coal use.
via Al Gore Wants To Spend $15 Trillion To Stop Global Warming | The Daily Caller
“To create higher wages and employment rates for workers in the United States, and to protect their economic interests, it shall be the policy of the executive branch to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad, including section 212(a)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(5)),” says the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order
“Shortly after the release of the infamous 28-pages earlier today, the White House issued a statement dismissing allegations of Saudi involvement in the attacks of 9/11. I believe such assurances are intended to prevent people from reading it in the first place, because if you actually read them, your mouth will be wide open the entire time in disbelief.
There are only two conclusions any thinking person can come to after reading the 28-pages.
1. Elements within the Saudi government ran the operations behind the 9/11 attack.
2. The U.S. government covered it up.
But don’t take my word for it. You should read it yourself.”
The report, published by the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, indicates that 23 percent of public school students live in a household with at least one immigrant parent. That is more than double the percentage in 1990 and up from 7 percent in 1980.
Four tiny houses (200 S.F.) are tentatively scheduled to launch this June at $75,000 apiece… 23,996 more needed….
“Democrats have gone from: Trump is insane for suggesting Obama admin spied on him,” the tweet said, “[to] Susan Rice was just doing her job.”
via Susan Rice defiant amid growing calls for her to testify under oath | Fox News
“I wrote about that “great leap forward” back in February. When the entire intelligence community became connected via its “intelligence Internet,” equipped with cloud technology provided by Jeff Bezos, the ability of IC personnel outside of NSA to retrieve unmasked data accelerated dramatically. The main thing that fell away was the literal need to put down an audit trail of positive permissions in order to do it.
The vulnerability of the FISA unmasking system has for a long time been the administrative arrangements, which allow for legal justification to be, in effect, checked in a box, or added in a perfunctory way after the fact. Since sometime in 2015, when the cloud-enabled intel Internet was up and running for all 17 agencies, the formal nod to even that perfunctory arrangement became little more than an annoying paperwork drill – for anyone who has the user permissions to retrieve unmasked data. It’s as if you, as a privileged system user, had to fill out a form and certify what you were doing with the results of your next Google search.”
CT politicians deciding if they should become the first in America to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons.
Answer is expected to be “Hell yeah….. do it for the children”.