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Obama Just Received Horrible News From The US Senate After They Noticed Who Just Paid Him $400,000 Cash

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Former presidents ordinarily receive a pension. However, a recent action by the Senate might change that for one former president and he probably will not be too pleased. On Wednesday, a Senate committee approved a bill that will decrease the salary that former presidents can make. This was all after President Barack Obama has made hundreds of thousands of dollars in paid speeches and vetoed similar legislation before he left office. This legislation will update the Former Presidents Act and thereby reduce the burden on taxpayers.

Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, sponsor of the Senate legislation, said the following in a statement,

Our national debt now exceeds $20 trillion; this bipartisan effort is another important step toward reining in Washington’s out-of-control spending. It is ridiculous to continue asking taxpayers to help foot the bill for former presidents’ perks at a time when they already rake in millions of dollars from book deals, speaking engagements, and more.”

This bill was passed with unanimous bipartisan support from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security as well as Governmental Affairs. Now it is waiting for a vote on the Senate floor. Along with this bill, a companion bill introduced by Republican Rep. Jody Hice will be considered as well.

Currently, Presidents receive a $207,000 pension annually. This bill would cap stipends at $200,000 a year and would adjust for cost of living expenses and purposes. However, the security detail and payment for them for former presidents would not change.

The Daily Caller reported,

In the 2017 fiscal year, the five living former presidents cost taxpayers $2.8 billion for salary, security, staff and other perks of office, according to a Congressional Research Service report. Another provision of the bill would push former presidents who find an additional stream of income slowly off the taxpayer’s support. For every dollar a former president makes above $400,000 from speaking engagements or other post-presidential work, the annuity would be reduced by $1 in the Senate proposal. Obama made around $400,000 in one speech to a Wall Street private equity firm earlier this year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

A similar proposal passed the House and Senate in the last congressional session, but Obama vetoed the legislation in 2016. Former White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the bill would remove staffers from their jobs assisting former presidents instantly, “leaving no time or mechanism for them to transition to another payroll.””

When President Obama vetoed the legislation he argued that doing so would cripple the initiatives that former Presidents were working on and would force them to lay off staff and cancel office leases amongst other things. Right now those expenses range anywhere from $430,000 for President Jimmy Carter to $1.1 million for President George W. Bush. This is all according to the Congressional Research Service.

The Telegraph wrote,

Mr Obama and Michelle, his wife, have already signed a publishing deal for two separate books that combined is worth $65 million according to the Financial Times.
The former president has drawn fierce criticism for accepting the speaking engagement at the investment firm Cantor Fitzgerald’s health care conference in September.

Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator from Vermont who challenged Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination for president, called the decision “distasteful”.
“I just think it does not look good,” Mr Sanders told CNN. “I just think it is distasteful — not a good idea that he did that.” Mr Sanders attacked Mrs Clinton during last year’s primary election campaign for her highly paid speeches to Wall Street banks.
A spokesman for Mr Obama dismissed the idea that in accepting the fee Mr Obama was compromising his principles. 

“As we announced months ago, President Obama will deliver speeches from time to time,” Eric Schultz, a senior adviser to Obama, said in a statement Wednesday.
“Some of those speeches will be paid, some will be unpaid, and regardless of venue or sponsor, President Obama will be true to his values, his vision, and his record.” “With regard to this or any speech involving Wall Street sponsors, I’d just point out that in 2008, Barack Obama raised more money from Wall Street than any candidate in history — and still went on to successfully pass and implement the toughest reforms on Wall Street since Franklin D Roosevelt,” he added.”

There is no arguing that past presidents can focus on initiatives post-presidency that make a difference. But when they are out there making millions of dollars on speeches and book deals it is a slap in the face to make the taxpayers pay for their pension. Especially given how much money they have, like the Obamas. Considering how much they believe in redistributing the wealth, it is surprising that former President Obama would have a problem with this bill.

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BREAKING News!! They JUST BANNED All Muslim Refugees… THIS IS HUGE!!

THEY HAD ENOUGH!!!

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The news is filled with the problems open borders and unvetted immigration can bring and much of Europe is suffering as a result of those decisions. Some cities are trying to combat the dangerous immigration policies enforced upon them by the European Union.  For example, one eastern German city has recently imposed a ban on all new refugees in an effort to reduce violent crime after a recent surge of violence by refugees against the local citizenry caused significant damage to both person and property. Last year the towns of Salzgitter, Delmenhorst, and Wilhelmshaven in the northern state of Lower Saxony imposed a similar ban.

Cottbus is approximately 75 miles or 120 kilometers southeast of Berlin.  It is known as a small university town with a population of just over 100,000.  Since German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw down the welcome mat for all refugees and lit up the vacancy signs beginning in 2015 some 3,000 asylum seekers have flocked to the area causing untold violence and turmoil.

The city has been inundated with violence from refugees and failed asylum seekers for the last several weeks with no end in sight. Just recently the Brandenburg State Police reported the arrest of two male teenagers of Syrian origin because they knifed a German teenager in the face with a knife. The 16-year-old German teen sustained non-life threatening lacerations to the face after the altercation occurred after school near a tram station.

This incident followed just days after a group of three teenaged asylum seekers also of Syrian origin ranging in ages of 14, 15, and 17 brutally and viciously attacking a man and his wife just outside a shopping center. The 16-year-old-refugee and his father had both previously received a “negative residency permit” by German authorities.  This “negative residency permit” effectively orders them to leave the city immediately and grants them no sanctuary within the city limits.

The violence coupled with a sluggish economy and a rampant and uncontrolled influx of refugees into the city have fueled a significant anti-immigrant sentiment, sometimes to an extreme degree.

In addition to violence, The Gatestone Institute details news from a variety of German sources showing case after case of German citizens being evicted from their own homes and private property. Those same homes and properties are then being confiscated by the government to house so-called “Syrian refugees” flooding into the country while Angela Merkel lays down the Welcome Mat. For anyone that knows their history? This should be downright frightening.

In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.

Mayor of Tubingen and member of the Green Party has spoken publically about this policy and how it works. He states that first, they will attempt to buy vacant homes to house the migrants, but if there are none available or if time constraints do not permit – He states –“In the written offers, I advise that the Police Law (Polizeigesetz) gives us the possibility, in cases of emergency, to confiscate homes for several months. The law provides for seizure in emergencies. I want to avoid this, but if there is no other way, I will make use of this law.“

Another incident in another part of Germany left a single mother of 2 with the original eviction giving her just weeks to move out of her apartment to make room for migrants. She was able to to get her eviction delayed to allow her daughter to finish the school year without interruption but that was all the grace she and her children as German citizens were allowed.

The mayor of that town spoke of the eviction of the young mother and her children and other residents in the apartment complex. He claimed that Germany had an obligation to provide housing for the refugees and migrants, stating – “I know this is an unconventional measure. But as a community, we have an obligation to provide housing for migrants.”

One would think that if the provision of housing is something that German citizens actually WANTED the German government to actually address – that the German citizenry would come first — Yet, that is clearly not what is happening.

In yet another German town, teachers and students were given less than 24 hours notice to vacate and relocate the Jahn-Realschule. This is a secondary school for 150 German students. The order to vacate was so that the building could be used to house some 300 refugees and migrants.

According to the Gatestone Institute – “The expropriation is authorized by the Hamburg Housing Protection Act (Hamburger Wohnraumschutzgesetz), a 1982 law that was updated by the city’s Socialist government in May 2013 to enable the city to seize any residential property unit that has been vacant for more than four months.

The forced lease, the first of its kind in Germany, is said to be aimed at pressuring the owners of other vacant residences in the city to make them available for rent. Of the 700,000 rental units in Hamburg, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000 (less than one percent) are believed to be vacant, according an estimate by the Hamburg Senate.”

With the massive influx of refugees and migrants into the United States, just how many years before this is us?

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BREAKING!! TRUMP PISSED! Gowdy Just Exposed ‘Secret Society’ Plotting Trump Assassination

IT KEEPS GETTING WORSE!!!

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It should come as no great surprise that President Trump has a lot of opponents in Washington. To be fair, they made their positions clear long before he took office, and have been sticking to them ever since. The opposition was made even clearer with the Russia collusion investigation that has been launched and drug out for the past year. Many of us hoped that even though the left was violently opposed to President Trump and many of his policies, they wouldn’t actually resort to violence to silence him. We might have been wrong.

It’s a perfectly legal recourse for a party who doesn’t believe in a candidate or President to check him or her out thoroughly and see if there are any inconsistencies that can be exploited for the purpose of removing them from office. What isn’t perfectly legal is having forces within the Justice Department set about falsifying evidence, or withholding it from a congressional probe, but that is just what’s been happening.

The FBI was supposed to be investigating President Trump’s campaign, but when it became clear that they were compromised, Congress started to investigate some of the members of that special investigation. What they found was proof positive that many laws were broken in an effort to keep President Trump from office. Leading the charge against the injustices in the FBI is former prosecutor and current Representative Trey Gowdy along with Representative John Ratcliffe. According to Real Clear Politics, they informed Fox News that this information could spell the end of some careers on Capitol Hill:

“Reps. Trey Gowdy and John Ratcliffe join FNC’s Martha McCallum to talk about another newly released text message between FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. This time, Strzok implies a “secret society” of federal agents worked to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.

‘It is possible these text messages that are missing, perhaps they really were lost. Perhaps it is another strange coincidence,’ Ratcliffe said. “It is harder and harder for us to explain one strange coincidence after another.”

‘We know that Strzok and Page had an intense anti-Trump bias,’ he said. ‘And that’s OK, so long as they check it at the door and do their job. We learned today in the thousands of text messages we have reviewed, that perhaps they may not have done that. We know about this ‘insurance policy’ that was referenced trying to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.’

Ratcliffe continued: ‘We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of his election, there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI, to include Page and Strzok, working against him. I’m not saying that actually happened, but when folks speak in those terms, they need to come forward to explain the context.’

About the ‘secret society,’ Gowdy said: ‘You have this insurance policy in Spring 2016, and then the day after the election, what they really didn’t want to have happen, there is a text exchange between these two FBI agents, these supposed to be fact-centric FBI agents saying, ‘Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.’ So I’m going to want to know what secret society you are talking about, because you’re supposed to be investigating objectively the person who just won the electoral college. So yeah — I’m going to want to know.’

The evidence that these two bring paints a scary picture as to what has been happening behind closed doors. We trust those in law enforcement to look out for the best interests of the nation. This is just the opposite; they seem to be looking for their own best interests, and the laws and will of the people are no more than an after thought, or a punishment to be avoided.

According to Your News Wire “The inspector general also discovered that the FBI ‘failed to preserve’ five months worth of Strzok-Page texts for a crucial period in the Russia investigation — from Dec. 14, 2016 to May 17, 2017. Considering the explosive information revealed by Gowdy and Ratcliffe regarding one of the text messages, it has become clear the FBI is attempting to cover its tracks.

Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, vowed to investigate the text messages further.

‘I’m going to want to know what secret society are you talking about because you are supposed to be investigating objectively the person who just won the electoral college. I‘m going to want to know,’ he said on Fox.

In a tweet on Monday, Ratcliffe said that his review of the Strzok-Page texts ‘revealed manifest bias among top FBI officials’ against Trump.”

The DNC pushed for this investigation into Russian collusion, and it was the worst possible move they could have made. From the perspective of the mainstream media or any of the powers that be in Congress, they could have carried on and hinted and pushed the narrative without the investigation, but they didn’t. They were just so sure that he was guilty, so sure that he had to play the same dirty, colluded gamed that they were playing, that they had to have transparency. Well, they got their transparency, and when they did, we all got to see the dirty underbelly of how the liberals fight their political battles.

[H/T: Real Clear Politics]

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HILLARY And OBAMA Go Into HIDING After SHOCKING TOPICS Of MEMO Released! HOLY CRAP THIS IS HUGE!!

THIS IS BLOWING UP!!

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In what is one of the most terrifying, but not surprising, interviews ever to come out of the political arena. Republican Representative Paul Gosar from the great state of Arizona is now suggesting that the Obama administration had indeed weaponized the executive branch in pursuit of partisan political purposes.

Congressman Gosar came to this conclusion after reading a classified four-page memo which was composed by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes from California. Nunez, who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, claimed that in the memo Gosar described serious abuse of executive power as a habit across the Obama administration, the Justice Department, the CIA and the FBI. The memo is yet to be released to the public.

Gosar linked the following Obama-era operations and events as prime examples of a pattern of the highly partisan weaponization of the executive branch by Obama and his lackeys. The Fast and Furious gun-running operation, the handling response and coverup of the September 11, 2012, Islamic terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi where 4 lives were lost including that of our ambassador to Libya, the IRS’s targeting of dissident charities and non-profits such as the Tea Party, and the surveillance of persons connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Donald Trump himself.

Partial Transcripts Below:

MANSOUR: I want to pivot really quickly to this infamous #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag about the memo that the House Intelligence Committee Chairman wrote about, explaining what was going on with the FISA warrants that were issued by the Obama administration. Can you tell us – I know that you’ve read the memo, it hasn’t, obviously, been released to the public – what can you tell us about how this memo came about and what’s in it?

GOSAR: Well, this memo is a summary of emails and traffic that has been picked up by the intelligence and judiciary systems. Some of it is exactly what you may have seen that has been exposed to the sunlight already. Other things may not. But what it basically does is, that, if you don’t think that Fast and Furious, if you don’t think that Benghazi, for the lack of accountability, if you don’t think the IRS, and if you don’t think the unmasking has something to do with the weaponization of our Department of Justice and our intelligence services, think again.

MANSOUR: Wow. Okay. What is the likelihood that this memo with be released by Congressman Nunes?

GOSAR: In our conference, there is a heated debate about when, not if, and we want it out sooner than later. The American people need to see this. There are other things associated with it because this is just the tip of the iceberg. It names names, and those names, they should be owed their day in country, but if it is what’s presented, there are some heads that need to go to jail and not come out for quite some time.

Gosar reiterated his description of the aforementioned pattern of partisan political weaponization of the executive branch when asked about former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power’s requests for “unmasking” American citizens’ identities captured via FISA surveillance operations, among whom were “Trump associates.”

And He Added:

POLLAK: Let me ask you this: there were some reports over the last year, and we actually were part of reporting this, that there were a number of individuals in the Obama administration who had requested the unmasking of the identities of Americans who were swept up in foreign wiretaps. And Samantha Power, the former ambassador to the United Nations, who doesn’t really have a national security function, had conducted a large number of these unmasking requests. Are we going to learn more about that? Are we going to see into the operation of the outgoing administration and why they did what they did?

GOSAR: Joel, I’m going to be very careful. I’m not an attorney, but if you don’t think that Fast and Furious, if you don’t think that Benghazi, for the lack of accountability, if you don’t think the IRS and the unmasking are tied together with the weaponization of our Department of Justice and political advocates, think again.

POLLAK: Wow. So this could relate back to those controversies, as well?

GOSAR: Here’s the thing. If you look at Fast and Furious, Joel, this was about one of the most precious and most instrumental aspects of individuals to hold a government accountable: having the Second Amendment. If you can take that, if you can lack the accountability that popped up with Benghazi, where you didn’t protect American citizens and those in harm’s way, if you can target your opposition with the IRS and then you can unmask them with anybody and then spread that information – not just unmask them, but spread that information to all other agencies and top brass – now, what you’ve got is the beginnings of a Banana Republic. That means that you have an autocratic demise to the democracy and to the republic and hold your political foes to their detriment.

Listen to the interview.

This is what happens when the American people get suckered into electing a nobody who came out of nowhere as their president. All because of his skin color, nothing else. Barack Hussein Obama is a man who has never even run a lemonade stand until the day he decided to run for office. And he never stood out in anything other than knowing how to read a speech well enough that the liberal population in our country could fall for him unconditionally. And now we learn he is what President Nixon could have only dreamed of being.

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