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Trump to SKIP FOX GOP Debate…Will Raise Money for Wounded Warriors Instead

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Donald Trump told CNN tonight that when FOX News put out its snarky press release today, he said, “Bye,bye!”

From WaPo

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump abruptly announced here Tuesday that he would not participate in Thursday’s scheduled debate, escalating his off-and-on feud with Fox News Channel and throwing the GOP campaign into turmoil.

Trump’s assertion, which his campaign manager insisted was irreversible, came less than one week before the kickoff Iowa caucuses. He once again defied the conventional rules of politics, and used his power and prominence to shape the campaign agenda and conversation.

So far, Trump’s untraditional moves have only expanded his support, but his threatened boycott leaves him open to criticism that for all his tough talk he is ducking face-to-face confrontations with his opponents and scrutiny from the Fox moderators.

Given Trump’s past flirtations with boycotting Fox, many will doubt his declaration until they see the other candidates take the debate stage on Thursday night without him.

The Republican debates have become must-see television, in part because of the allure of Trump’s star power and unpredictable candidacy. But he said Tuesday that he thinks Fox and other television networks have been taking advantage of him by selling advertisements for their debates at a high premium.

“Why should the networks continue to get rich on the debates?” Trump told reporters at a news conference in Marshalltown. “Why do I have to make Fox rich?”

The debate is scheduled to be in Des Moines on Thursday, and Trump said he would instead host a competing event in the state designed to raise money for wounded veterans.

It would be an unprecedented move if Trump withdrew from the debate at such a consequential moment on the primary calendar.

Trump long has objected to the participation of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly as one of the three moderators, claiming she has treated him unfairly with both her questioning of him at last August’s debate and her commentary since then.

Trump also said that a “wise-guy press release” that the network issued earlier on Tuesday belittling him was inappropriately antagonistic and childish.

Fox’s statement said that network officials “had learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president.”

The statement added that Trump “has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.”

After reading it, Trump said: “I said, ‘Bye-bye.’ ”

“Fox is playing games,” Trump said. “They can’t toy with me like they toy with everybody else. Let them have the debate. Let’s see how they do with the ratings.”

Earlier Tuesday, Fox News Channel Chairman and Chief Executive Roger Ailes said the network would defend Kelly even if it means losing Trump in the debate.

“Megyn Kelly is an excellent journalist, and the entire network stands behind her,” Ailes said. “She will absolutely be on the debate stage on Thursday night.”

In Iowa, Trump is in a fierce and increasingly nasty fight with Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Both men have traded places atop recent polls here, and the outcome of Monday’s caucuses could have a profound effect on the direction of the nominating contest.

By announcing that he will not debate, Trump likely will dominate news coverage and deny Cruz and other opponents a face-to-face confrontation before Iowa Republicans go to caucus.

Trump’s decision also allows him to avoid direct questioning from Kelly and her co-moderators, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace, at a time when he has come under increased scrutiny over his past positions on social issues that are important to many Iowa Republicans.

The reaction from Trump’s rivals ranged from criticism to mockery.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who has been Trump’s most persistent tormentor of late, immediately tweeted: “[email protected] Do you know who else is scared of tough qs from Fox & @megynkelly? Barack Obama. Enough whining.”

Cruz said on Mark Levin’s radio show: “If Donald is afraid to defend his record, that speaks volumes. If he thinks Megyn Kelly is so scary, what does he think he’ll do with [Russian President] Vladimir Putin?”

Cruz challenged Trump to a one-on-one debate sometime over the next week.

“I’m happy to go an hour and a half mano-a-mano — me and Donald with no moderators anytime before the Iowa caucuses,” he said.

At an event Tuesday night, Cruz said: “Donald is a fragile soul. You know, if she asks him mean questions, I mean his hair might stand on end.” He likened it to skipping a job interview.

The Republican National Committee, which sanctions and helps organize the official debates, vowed late Thursday not to intervene in Trump’s dispute with Fox.

“Candidates can choose whether to participate in a debate or not,” RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer said.

When Trump addressed reporters before a rally in Marshalltown, he said he “most likely” would skip the debate. He then said the decision was “pretty irrevocable.”

This was not the first time Trump had threatened to boycott a debate, though in the past the threats were merely stunts.

Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, insisted this time was different. Speaking to reporters at the back of the venue while Trump was rallying his supporters, Lewandowski vowed that the decision was final.

“He’s definitely not participating in the Fox News debate,” Lewandowski said. “His word is his bond.”

Asked whether there was anything Fox executives could do to persuade Trump to reconsider, Lewandowski said that there was not and that there were no ongoing negotiations between the campaign and the network.

The Trump campaign later issued a statement affirming the decision, saying: “Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away. Roger Ailes and FOX News think they can toy with him, but Mr. Trump doesn’t play games.”

 

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BREAKING: He Was CAUGHT! Look At These Text Messages…ROT IN HELL!!

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We’ve learned in recent months that the FBI is riddled with Obama’s minions and has been transformed into the rogue criminal arm of Obama’s shadow government. The FBI is now fully operating as essentially Obama’s secret police, as these law enforcement agencies are now doing the bidding of slimy politicians, rather than upholding their oath, which is to pursue impartial justice on behalf of the public. After President Trump learned of an attempted coup last week being actively led by swamp creatures Robert Mueller, James Comey, and Peter Stzok, now an another investigation is uncovering the unbelievable plot that FBI agents were carrying out before President Trump even took office.

As Rober Mueller’s illegal investigation into President Trump continues, we’re now learning of the ridiculous antics of two Mueller FBI officials who were plotting throughout the 2016 election to prevent Trump from being able to be elected president. In a breaking new scandal, two FBI agents exchanged ongoing text messages that are now becoming public knowledge thanks to this new investigation.

Matt Vespa of Townhall noted: It’s quite unsettling to see members of our nation’s preeminent law enforcement and intelligence agencies thinking of ways to screw over the next president of the United States simply because they don’t like him or her.”

As soon as Mueller learned of these incriminating text messages, he quietly reassigned Strzok to the FBI’s human resources division. But now Strzok has outrageously returned the FBI so he can plot even more against our President alongside these swamp creatures.

“Democrats and the media are accusing anyone who criticizes special counsel Robert Mueller as Trumpian conspirators trying to undermine his probe,” The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board stated earlier this week. “But who needs critics when Mr. Mueller’s team is doing so much to undermine its own credibility?

“That fact that it appears Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation as soon as he find out about the messages tends to underscore Mueller’s seriousness about keeping the investigation free from even the appearance of bias,” said Lawrence Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, to Vox.

As this witch hunt against President Trump continues, what most people don’t realize is that Robert Mueller special counsel investigation is highly illegal. In order for an investigation to even be launched against the President in the first place, the Department of Justice’s regulations first require a crime to be committed, yet no crime has ever been named in order to even justify the special counsel appointment to even take place.

Strzok and Mueller have not only launched an illegal investigation into Trump, but are now attempting to fabricate material as a pretext to demand his impeachment as they try to engineer and fabricate crimes against Trump in order to justify this ongoing witch-hunt.  One shining example of this was the guilty plea that these two swamp creatures were able to attain from General Flynn that “stems wholly from the FBI deceptively interviewing Flynn under false pretenses, then catching him in a misstatement when he didn’t even realize he was being interviewed as part of a criminal trap,” Natural News exposed.

Now Obama’s rogue secret police (AKA these crooked FBI officials) are now engaged in a massive cover-up, blocking damning information on Peter Strzok to make sure it doesn’t go public because they know this information would nullify the entire investigation. 

“The FBI blocked all information on its website about a top counter-terrorism official who was kicked off of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation for sending politically-biased text messages to an FBI lawyer,” reports the Daily Caller began. “It was revealed on Saturday that Strzok was removed from Mueller’s team in August after the Department of Justice’s inspector general discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page who also worked on the Mueller team.”

The FBI is absolutely out of control at this point as it clearly considers itself above the law and is merely working as the arm of Obama’s rogue criminal secret police. These crooked swamp creatures have absolutely no interest in justice, and are simply existing to do the bidding of Barack Hussein Obama who continues to prove how far he’s willing to go to have Trump removed as President, where he continues to break federal law by meeting as a civilian with foreign officials behind President Trump’s back.

 

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BREAKING NEWS: He Was Just Found DEAD On The Beach After Being Accused!

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Did false sexual accusations drive one politician to take his life? The past month has been riddled with sexual scandals, where the implications have been massive. Not only are acting careers of famous celebrities being destroyed overnight, but Roy Moore was defeated in the Alabama race after several women came crawling out of the woodwork at the prodding of evil billionaire George Soros. Even though there has yet to be any hard evidence against Moore, and his main accuser, ex-waitress Beverly Young Nelson was proven a liar, liberals still used the story to push the narrative that Moore was a “sexual predator.” Now one politician has just shot himself in the head after being accused of very similar allegations against him.

Rep. Dan Johnson

Just days after being accused of sexual assault, Republican preacher and state Rep. Dan Johnson shot himself on a bridge, where his body turned up on a riverbank near the bridge and the gun was recovered the scene. Johnson had taken to social media to post about the accusations against him, where he claimed they were false. Conservative Fighters reported:

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman claiming that Johnson sexually assaulted her in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2013.

The woman said she attended a party at his home on the night of the incident. She reportedly fell asleep on a sofa and woke up to Johnson kneeling over her, before she claimed he assaulted her. The woman said she reported the incident but Louisville police closed the case without charges.

A state representative in Kentucky shot and killed himself Wednesday evening, officials said — just days after a report emerged in which a woman accused him of sexual assault.

Earlier Wednesday evening, WDRB said Johnson took to Facebook to post about the accusations leveled against him, claiming they were “false” and “only GOD knows the truth.”

Just before 5 pm on Wednesday, Johnson posted the following:

The accusations from NPR are false GOD and only GOD knows the truth, nothing is the way they make it out to be. AMERICA will not survive this type of judge and jury fake news . Conservatives take a stand. I LOVE GOD and I LOVE MY WIFE, who is the best WIFE in the world,My Love Forever ! My Mom and Dad my FAMILY and all five of my kids and Nine grandchildren two in tummies and many more to come each of you or a total gift from GOD stay strong, REBECCA needs YOU . 9-11-2001 NYC/WTC, PTSD 24/7 16 years is a sickness that will take my life, I cannot handle it any longer. IT Has Won This Life . BUT HEAVEN IS MY HOME. “PLEASE LISTEN CLOSELY, Only Three things I ask of you to do,if you love me is (1)blame no person,Satan is the accuser, so blame the Devil himself. (2) Forgive and Love everyone especially yourself .(3)most importantly LOVE GOD. P.S. I LOVE MY FRIENDS YOU ARE FAMILY ! GOD LOVES ALL PEOPLE NO MATTER WHAT !

On Monday, the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting published an account from a woman claiming that Johnson sexually assaulted her in the early morning hours of Jan. 1, 2013.

The woman said she attended a party at his home on the night of the incident. She reportedly fell asleep on a sofa and woke up to Johnson kneeling over her, before she claimed he assaulted her. The woman said she reported the incident but Louisville police closed the case without charges.

In light of all these accusations against Republicans lately, liberals are outrageously using the narrative as a way to bully President Trump into resigning from office after several women in recent days are now coming forward. Pennlive.com reported:

The small group of U.S. senators publicly calling for President Donald Trump to resign in the wake of numerous sexual assault accusationsnow includes Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).

Casey joined senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) in saying Trump should resign amid numerous allegations of misconduct spanning several decades.

This ongoing witch hunt against the President is absolutely ridiculous. But what really happened to Rep. Dan Johnson? Were these false allegations a tactic to get him to resign, but realizing how proving his innocence would be an uphill battle, he decided to take the easy way out and end his life? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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BREAKING! He Just Tried To Take Down Trump For $200,000… THIS IS HUGE!!!

Someone needs to go to prison for this!

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Things are about to get very interesting in the constant fight to drain the DC swamp!

Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly while on the Glenn Beck radio show on Friday revealed details of what he said was sick and disgusting efforts to attack President Trump’s reputation in order to get him to resign from the office of the president.

He also highlights the fact that this newly uncovered information raises serious doubts about the motives behind new allegations that have been made against himself which caused him to lose his job at Fox News.

O’Reilly added that currently, investigators which are working for him uncovered an audio recording of a prominent “unnamed” NeverTrump movement Attorney offering an unidentified woman $200,000 to file bogus sexual harassment charges against the then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

In a later interview to Newsmax, Bill O’Reilly urged the person who has the tape in their possession to hand it over to the U.S. attorney, because his investigative team believes there are at least three separate crimes on the audio tape. O’Reilly went on to say that President Trump has been made aware of the tape but for some unknown reason, he is sitting on the information. Even though he has a very powerful Attorney General who, if he wanted to, could prosecute the whole movement and end this.

Fox News Reports:

Jeff Sessions should never have accepted the position of Attorney General of the United States. His leadership has proven unproductive and ineffectual.

There are two reasons for this.

First, he deceived President Trump by concealing his intent to recuse himself from the federal investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election. Hours after he was sworn in, Sessions began setting his recusal in motion by meeting with Department of Justice officials to discuss stepping aside from the probe. Failing to disclose such a material matter to the president was an egregious betrayal.

Trump was reportedly disgusted and angry with Sessions when he learned of the recusal – rightly so. “If he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me prior to taking office, and I would have picked someone else,” said Trump at a news conference. The president was entitled to know the truth, but Sessions actively hid it from him. Sessions’ deception deprived him of Trump’s confidence and trust which are essential to the job of Attorney General. This ethical impropriety renders him unfit to serve.

Second, Sessions appears either incapable or incompetent. He has resisted producing the documents relevant to the anti-Trump dossier which were subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee. He has failed to appoint a special counsel to reopen the case against Hillary Clinton for likely violations of the Espionage Act in the use of her email server, obstruction of justice for destroying 33,000 emails under congressional subpoena, and potential self-dealing for profit through her foundation. The evidence is compelling.

Moreover, Sessions has taken no action to investigate the unmasking of Trump aides during intelligence surveillance by the Obama Administration. Evidence continues to mount that the incoming president was spied upon for political reasons. Transition officials were unmasked, perhaps illegally. And in one case, the unmasking was leaked to the media which is a crime. Yet Sessions is twiddling his thumbs.

And why hasn’t Sessions investigated the possible criminal conduct of James Comey? The fired FBI Director appears to have falsely testified before Congress, stolen government documents, and leaked them to the media.

Jeff Sessions may have been a fine Senator, but he has proven to be a feckless Attorney General. He should resign. But before he does, he can attempt to rectify the wreckage he has wrought by initiating several necessary criminal investigations and/or appointing a special counsel to do so.

James Comey

Comey was asked, under oath, by the House Judiciary Committee if he decided not to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton before or after he interviewed her. He testified, “After.”

Yet, a document uncovered by the Senate Judiciary Committee belies his testimony. A full two months before the FBI ever interviewed Clinton and her top aides, Comey drafted a statement exonerating Clinton. Absent some extraordinary explanation, it appears that Comey’s investigation of Clinton was nothing more than a charade and that he may have lied under oath. If it can be proven, it would constitute the crime of perjury under 18 USC 1621 or a false statement under 18 USC 1001.

This document establishes persuasive evidence that Comey predetermined that Clinton would not be charged. What prosecutor writes a statement absolving a suspect before the evidence is fully gathered, especially from the principal witnesses? No prosecutor I know of. Unless, of course, the fix was in. Unless someone instructed him to protect Clinton or he decided to do it all on his own with a presidential election hanging in the balance.

Either way, it might well constitute obstruction of justice. It is a felony to interfere with a criminal investigation. It is also illegal to use your public office for a political purpose, if that is what Comey was doing.

But Comey’s misconduct and potential illegality don’t stop there. As FBI Director, he converted government documents to his own personal use and leaked at least one of them to the media. As FBI Director, he crafted seven presidential memorandums which are government property, took them into his personal possession when he was fired, and then conveyed one or more of them to a friend for the sole purpose of leaking them to the media. Under 18 USC 641, this could be a crime.

Under no circumstances were these memos “personal,”, as Comey claims. They were authored during the course and scope of his employment, composed on a government computer, shared with government employees, and pertained directly to meetings with the president that were central to his job as FBI Director.

Under the Federal Records Act, they are government records. This is indisputable, regardless of what Comey and his lawyers allege. They know this because Comey signed an “Unauthorized Disclosure Agreement” promising that, under penalty of legal action, he would not disseminate workplace documents. If the facts are as stated, he should be prosecuted under the Privacy Act.

Finally, four of the seven memos were “classified,” according to the FBI. If Comey conveyed any of them to an outside source, this would constitute an Unauthorized Removal of Classified Documents (18 USC 1924) or a violation of the Espionage Act (18 USC 798) under which Clinton should have been charged when Comey was FBI Director. The irony is lost on no one. Yet, Sessions appears to have taken no action.

Before he resigns, Sessions must open a full investigation and convene a grand jury to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against Comey. In the alternative, he can appoint a second special counsel to investigate the case. The current special counsel, Robert Mueller, is a long-time friend, ally and mentor to Comey. Mueller is not likely to include Comey in his current investigation, even though he has authority to do so under the directive he received.

Hillary Clinton

The case against Clinton is, by now, self-evident. She stored 110 emails containing classified information on her home computer server, an unsecured and unauthorized place. It is a crime to mishandle classified information under the Espionage Act.

Yet Comey misinterpreted the criminal statute by claiming Clinton did not “intend to violate the law.” This is not the legal standard, as any knowledgeable lawyer will tell you. The standard is whether she committed intentional acts, such as intentionally setting up her personal server and knowingly using it for her work documents, including classified materials. Clinton clearly intended to do these things.

Regardless, the law under 18 USC 793 requires only “grossly negligent” behavior. Here, Comey insisted Clinton was “extremely careless.” However, the two terms are synonymous under the law. Indeed, there is a frequently used jury instruction which explains that gross negligence is extremely careless behavior. So, in essence, Comey was admitting Clinton violated the law, although he twisted the statute to conclude otherwise.

There is strong evidence that Clinton obstructed justice. All of her emails were under a congressional subpoena. She was required to preserve and produce every single one of them. She did not. Instead, she deleted roughly 33,000 emails in defiance of the subpoena and cleansed her server of any incriminating evidence. Destruction of evidence under a lawful subpoena constitutes obstruction. Under the law, it is no excuse to claim that some of the emails were personal in nature.

Growing evidence suggests that Clinton used her office as Secretary of State to confer benefits to donors and foreign governments in exchange for financial contributions to her foundation and cash to her husband. If proven, it would support various crimes of corruption.

It has been reported that Clinton helped UBS avoid the IRS. Thereafter, Bill Clinton got paid $1.5 million and the Clinton Foundation received a ten-fold increase in donations by the bank. It has also been reported that Clinton’s state department approved billions of dollars in arms sales to several nations whose governments gave money to the Foundation.

And then, there is the infamous Uranium One deal. After the State Department under Clinton signed off on the U.S. sale of one-fifth of our nation’s uranium production capacity to the Russians, millions of dollars from Russian sources connected to the Kremlin began to flow to the Clinton Foundation, and Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow. Coincidence? Or criminal “pay-to-play?”

In his confirmation hearing, Sessions promised to recuse himself from any matter involving Hillary Clinton. Therefore, before he resigns, Sessions must appoint a special counsel to reopen the Clinton investigation and decide anew whether criminal charges are merited.

Susan Rice

In March, the former National Security Adviser to President Obama insisted she “knew nothing” about Trump transition officials swept up in surveillance at the end of the Obama administration. Her statement was not true, and not the first time Rice conjured a false narrative. When confronted with evidence to the contrary, she admitted she knew of the incidental collection and, further, she is the one who requested that names be unmasked.

If Rice or UN Ambassador Samantha Power or any other person requested the unmasking of names for a reason other than national security, it is a crime. And so too is the leaking of those names to the media which clearly occurred. Under the Hatch Act, it is against the law for a public official to use his or her office for a political purpose.

Congress is vigorously investigating Rice and others. Yet Sessions seems detached and unconcerned. As the nation’s top lawyer, he is duty-bound to pursue such a substantial breach of intelligence operations.

Before he resigns, Sessions should launch a criminal investigation into the unmasking of names or appoint a special prosecutor to do the same.

Jeff Sessions either wittingly or unwittingly bungled his confirmation hearing, which led to the recusal that is said to have angered Trump and alienated the AG from the president. Regardless, Sessions’ performance as Attorney General ever since has been notable only for a series of failures to act when action is demanded.

The moment the President of the United States no longer has confidence in his Attorney General, it is time for him to submit his letter of resignation. But first, Sessions can restore integrity to the Department of Justice and salvage his own tattered reputation by taking aggressive action against Comey, Clinton and Rice.

Then he should quietly bow out.

Let’s be honest here. Attorney General Jeff Sessions turned out to be the wimpiest Attorney General in our lifetimes. Every time something important comes up he wimps out and recluses himself. Like a turtle hiding inside its shell while the wolf walks by. President Trump needs to replace him with someone like Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch, who would protect President Barack Hussein Obama in the White House whether he was right or wrong, without even question. Jeff Sessions doesn’t have President Trump’s back and he needs to go asap.

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