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TOP US GENERAL: Obama will Not Give Our Troops “Authority’ to Offensively Attack Taliban”

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via Breitbart: WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. military, since President Obama declared that American troops had ceased their combat mission at the end of 2014, has only been able to attack the Taliban from a defensive position, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan told lawmakers.

“I have the authority to protect our coalition members against any insurgency — Haqqani [Network], Taliban, al Qaeda — if they’re posing as a threat to our coalition forces,”testified the commander, Gen. John Campbell, before the House Armed Services Committee.

The general’s comments came in response to Rep. [score]Jim Bridenstine[/score] asking if he had the authority to attack the Taliban, which has stepped up attacks since the end of 2014 and has been linked to the deteriorating security conditions in the Afghanistan.

“If the Taliban are attacking coalition forces, then I have everything I need to do that,” responded Gen. Campbell, who is expected to retire soon. “To attack the Taliban just because they’re Taliban, I do not have that authority.”

“It is astonishing that we have an authority to go after the Taliban and the president is preventing us from doing that,” proclaimed Bridenstine.

The Oklahoma Republican argued that the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) 2001, passed by Congress and signed into law by the U.S. president at the time, grants the top commander the authority to use the necessary force against the Taliban.

Rep. Bridenstine questioned, “Yet, the president, it seems, is saying you can’t attack the Taliban even though they were responsible for September 11?”

“What I think is we adjusted our mission in 2015,” explained Campbell. “We went away from combat operations and we worked with the Afghans to build their capabilities to go after the Taliban.”

President Obama declared an end to the U.S. combat mission in December 2014, marking the beginning of the train, assist, and advise (TAA) role for the American troops on January 1, 2015.

While testifying, Gen. Campbell noted that with only 9,800 U.S. service members in Afghanistan, carrying out the TAA mission is difficult.

“Again if the Taliban are attacking or pose a threat to coalition forces, I have everything I need to provide that force protection,” reiterated Campbell. “To go after the Taliban because they’re Taliban, I don’t do that sir.”

At least 21 American service members have been killed and another 79 wounded since President Obama adjusted the mission so that U.S. troops are unable to attack the Taliban from an offensive position. The majority of the total 2,227 American military deaths and 20,109 injuries since the war began in October 2001 have taken place under President Obama’s watch.

Rep. Bridenstine quoted the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) 2001.

“That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons,” states the AUMF.

The Taliban has been accused of providing safe haven to al Qaeda members involved in orchestrating the September 11, 2001 attacks on the U.S. homeland, including the late jihadist leader Osama bin Laden.

President Obama is currently expected to reduce the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan to 5,500 troops by the time he left office in 2017.

“We’ll have a very limited ability to do TAA with 5,500,” said Gen. Campbell, who signaled that the U.S. military will stay in Afghanistan for years beyond 2017.

Obama has nominated Army Lt. Gen. John Nicholson, Jr., to replace the outgoing commander.

President Obama has been hesitant to call the Taliban a terrorist group.

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BREAKING: Trump Might Read Their Secrets OUT LOUD At SOTU And Destroy Them! Hell Yeah!

HE’S BEEN HOLDING ON TO IT!

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Republican Congressman Devin Nunes from California prepared an explosive memo which details classified material that lays out what the FBI and others did to corrupt the 2016 presidential election. The memo also describes the steps they have taken to overthrow President Donald Trump. The memo, if leaked in full could indicate criminal activity and send people scrambling for lawyers.

According to Republican Congressman Dave Joyce from Ohio, the memo is “deeply disturbing” and downright terrifying. The memo needs to be released to the public since it’s our citizen right to know if our FBI will face any corruption charges or criminal investigations in and of itself. That is not how people hoped their tax dollars would be spent, but it’s something that may have to be done to restore transparency in one portion of our American system.

There has still been no word on when the memo will be released, but we now have confirmation that Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, and Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes huddled together last Saturday to discuss a “never-before-used procedure” for releasing the “shocking” FISA abuse memo.

Members of Congress from both sides of the political aisles are specialists at showboating and creating an outright circus while never accomplishing their goals. Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch was on Lou Dobbs Tonight on Fox Business. Farrell suggested that the best way to get this memo public might be up to President Trump. He could read it out loud to the world during his upcoming State of the Union Address, and it wouldn’t be considered a leak because he is the president and it does pertain to the state of our union.

If that happens, then it might be one of the most watched moments on television.

Via Breitbart:

Rep. Paul Gosar on #ReleaseTheMemo: Obama’s ‘Weaponization’ of DOJ and Intelligence Services Links to Fast and Furious, IRS, and Benghazi Scandal

“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,” said Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), suggesting that the Obama administration had weaponized the executive branch in pursuit of partisan political purposes.
Gosar’s remarks came in a SiriusXM Breitbart News Tonight interview with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.

Drawing on a classified four-page memo composed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, for his claims, Gosar described abuse of executive power as a pattern across the Obama administration.

Gosar linked the following Obama-era operations and events as illustrative of a pattern of partisan weaponization of the executive branch: Fast and Furious; the handling of and response to the September 11, 2012, Islamic terrorist attack on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya; the IRS’s targeting of dissident charities and non-profits; and the surveillance of persons connected to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Partial transcript 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.”

Gosar voted against the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act (FARA) of 2017 last Thursday (which passed the House and Senate by broadly partisan votes of 256-164 and 65-34, respectively), breaking ranks with much of the GOP.

The FARA does not afford American citizens with Fourth Amendment protections against government search and seizure, suggested Gosar.

President Trump should read the memo on live television. He wants to drain the swamp, and this could be one heavily watched moment where everything changes. It should be done.  Everyone can watch the political dominos of corruption fall in place and help restore law, order, and transparency for America.

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The Missing Text Messages Between Two FBI Officials Have Been Located

BOTH FBI OFFICIALS ARE DONE!

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The tables have turned on the FBI as they have now found themselves on the other side of the investigation as they have come under intense scrutiny after President Donald Trump fired his Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Two top officials in the agency serving on Mueller’s team became involved in a romantic relationship and as such shared damning text messages with each other about the president during an especially critical five-month time period.

With the investigation, they tried to hide what they said and thought they had successfully done so by deleting the texts in question. Unfortunately for them, just because they were erased, it doesn’t mean they’re gone forever, and now the messages between the Trump-hating FBI officials, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Fox News broke the shocking update moments ago:

Text messages from a critical five-month period between Trump-bashing FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who both served on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, have been located, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz has told Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.

This comes after the Department of Justice launched an investigation into Strzok and page who had a total of 384 pages of text messages between the two lovers that contained damning remarks and plans against the president.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The Justice Department has begun to retrieve some of the texts exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page that were said to be unpreserved, according to a new report.

Earlier this month, the Justice Department produced 384 pages of text messages that were sent between the two, but the FBI said that text messages sent between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, were lost due to “misconfiguration issues.”

Trump was breaking ground on immigration, then it all went to “shit”

But sources within the Department of Justice told Fox News that some of the texts exchanged from that five-month period are starting to be recovered.

Strzok was a top FBI counterintelligence agent who was part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia inquiry team prior to being demoted after it was revealed that he and Page exchanged text messages that were critical of Trump. He was then moved to a human resources position. Page also was previously a member of the special counsel team.

Strzok was also a lead investigator in the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s unauthorized private email server.

The five-month period the Department of Justice previously had not been preserved includes the presidential transition period up to when Mueller was chosen to be special counsel.

The Gateway Pundit explains why this it’s so important to expose what these two lovers said. They very well could hold all the answers to the Mueller investigation:

Social media was set ablaze after these new Strzok-Page text messages were released to the public. What is even scarier to think about is the new explosive text messages are a separate batch from the 6 months worth of ‘missing’ text messages.

The timeline of the ‘missing’ text messages is highly suspicious. They begin on December 14, 2016 and go through May 17, 2017 which is the same day Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel.

Imagine what the ‘missing’ text messages say about the Trump transition period, Russia dossier, “secret society” and moments leading up to Mueller’s appointment.

The most shocking thing we have found out in the new batch of text messages is there was a “secret society” of folks within the DOJ and FBI working against Trump.

The fact is that these messages were never really “missing” as has been said, it’s clear that this was a coverup.

USA Today reports:

While weighing the prospect of joining special counsel Robert Mueller’s team last year, a top FBI counter-intelligence official described the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election as a case destined for “the history books. ”

Peter Strzok, subsequently removed from Mueller’s staff last summer for disparaging President Trump in text messages, referred to the inquiry as “maybe the most important case of our lives,” according to a new release of his communications with FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

The latest batch of texts, released Tuesday by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, suggest Strzok expressed some skepticism about the inquiry just two days after Mueller’s appointment as special counsel.

“I hesitate in part because of my gut sense and concern (that) there’s no big there there,” Strzok said in the May 19 message, before he joined Mueller’s staff.

The release of two pages of text messages exchanged between the two officials comes a day after Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged that the FBI’s information system failed to preserve five months of text messages between the two officials, both of whom had worked on Mueller’s staff.

Strzok, who also helped run the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, was removed after the Justice Department’s inspector general first discovered texts in which Strzok and Page were harshly critical of Trump—in one message referring to him as an “idiot.”

Trump is doing as he promised and is draining the swamp! Everyone will be held accountable in due time.

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3 FBI Sources Confirmed “No Way in Hell” FBI Phone Glitch Story Is Real

ITS GETTING BIGGER BY THE SECOND!

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Politicians and voters alike have been waiting for weeks now to see the results of the congressional probe into the FBI. This came about because Democrats insisted that there needed to be an investigation into the Trump campaign, to try proving that he conspired with a foreign government to win the election. There was even a supposedly unbiased investigator put in charge of it.

That investigation has turned up quite a bit of dirt, just not on who the DNC wanted it to be on. In fact, the liberal brass in the FBI has been put under the microscope, now that much of their private correspondence has been placed on public record. The apparent anti-Trump bias was shocking to many who still held hope that law enforcement was unbiased.

The heat has been on FBI official Peter Strzok, and his messages exchanged with Lisa Page. Strzok was in an alleged affair with Page. The initial information dump was incriminating enough, but when the Congress discovered that months of subpoenaed texts and emails were missing. The collective hackles of the congressional branch stood up, and the nation wanted to know what they were hiding.

While this is still very much an evolving story, according to The Gateway Pundit, investigators now say that there’s no way there was a glitch like the FBI claimed. They suggest that this was an intentional indiscretion on the part of the FBI:

“Judicial Watch Chief Investigator Chris Farrell told Lou Dobbs on Wednesday he spoke with three different FBI officials who disputed the claims by the DOJ and Deep State officials that the Peter Strzok – Lisa Page phone messages were lost in a “glitch” is a complete lie.

This weekend the FBI released 50,000 text messages between top FBI Investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress and top FBI Attorney Lisa Page.

But the FBI told Congress thousands of text messages between the two agents were deleted during a five-month period from December 2016 to May 2017.

The premier international intelligence agency said they lost them.

The FBI “lost” five months of text messages between Chief FBI Investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress and FBI Attorney Lisa Page.

Chris Farrell from Judicial Watch says his FBI contacts (not part of the Deep State) say it is impossible to believe the phone glitch excuse.

Chris Farrell: Meanwhile I have talked to three FBI agents who told me this whole lost text message thing with Samsung is absolute baloney. That there is no way in the world this could have happened. That the FBI actively monitors agents’ communications both from an insider threat and a counter-intelligence prospective. And that their back-ups had back-ups. So three different sources have told me there’s no way in hell that it’s possible, that someone is deliberately sabotaging this or deliberately deleting or lying.

The evidence is compelling that the FBI tried to keep information from those in charge of investigating the situation. It makes sense that this would be an unfamiliar situation for the FBI to be in. Usually, they’re the ones doing the poking around. However, that also dictates that they’re very familiar with the rules and how to follow them…or how to break the rules.

There’s a distinct possibility that they’re trying to protect more than just their own. As Freedom Daily reported, the missing messages could implicate a lot of people. It makes sense that the people who might be in trouble would be a little secretive about them:

According to Fox News, an exchange from July 1, 2016, revealed that days after it was discovered that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a meeting with Bill Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac, Lynch knew there would be no charges filed in the investigation.

The exchange came after Lynch said she would accept the findings of the FBI in the matter.

‘Timing looks like hell,’ Strzok said in a text to Page.

‘Yeah, that is awful timing,’ Page said. ‘It’s a real profile in courage (sic), since she knows no charges will be brought.’

The texts were among 384 pages of messages from Strzrok and Page that were turned over to the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

However, FBI officials notified committee chairman Sen. Rob Johnson of Wisconsin that texts between Dec. 14, 2016 and May 17, 2017, were lost by the bureau.

‘The Department wants to bring to your attention that the FBI’s technical system for retaining text messages sent and received on FBI mobile devices failed to preserve text messages for Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page.”

The United States is in the middle of a battle for truth and justice. If we lose, then we might not ever get our hands on transparency and accountability again. Let’s hope and pray that we win.

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