Published on Jul 29, 2019
By Jose Nino
David Simon, the brains behind the HBO series “The Wire”, lashed out at President Trump by calling him an “empty-suit, race-hating fraud” for his comments about Congressman Elijah Cummings and the district he represents.
Simon specifically said, “If this empty-suit, race-hating fraud had to actually visit West Baltimore for five minutes and meet any of the American citizens who endure there, he’d wet himself.”
The creator of “The Wire” added that the “president is ‘literally’ a simplistic, racist moron.”
The HBO series was set in Baltimore and gave a lurid portrayal of inner-city life in one America’s most dangerous urban centers.
Simon said in a tweet, “I am ‘literally’ the guy writing stuff about the last century of U.S. policy, about the drug war and mass incarceration, about Brown v. and white flight, about all of modern U.S. history to which your kind stays mute.”
The show creator’s attacks against Trump came right after the president described Cummings’s district as “dangerous” and a “rodent infested mess.”
Trump tweeted, “Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous.”
Additionally, the President called Cummings’s district the “Worst in the USA”. He expanded:
His district is considered the Worst in the USA as proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place.
Various Democratic lawmakers, criticized Trump’s comments as racist. Cummings, the House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman, responded to Trump’s attacks by detailing his role as a lawmaker.
Cummings wrote, “Mr. President, I go home to my district daily. Each morning, I wake up, and I go and fight for my neighbors. It is my constitutional duty to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. But, it is my moral duty to fight for my constituents.”
The Maryland Congressman has been a strong critic of President Donald Trump.
He labeled the Trump administration’s treatment of migrant children at the southern border as “government-sponsored child abuse.”
Maryland is a state with some of the worst gun control laws in the nation. It is ranked 44th according to Guns & Ammo magazine.
This has not helped cities like Baltimore, which has some of the highest murder ratesin the country.
No matter how much the media try to shame him, Trump always finds a way to expose his critics.
This came days after Paul called out Omar for her lack of patriotism.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been frequently called a terrorist sympathizer for her strange remarks about Al Qaeda, her request for leniency for an ISIS recruit, and other troubling behavior, but now she has outright endorsed violence against a sitting government official on her Twitter account.
Donald Trump Jr. pointed to an Omar re-tweet of unhinged anti-Trump comedian Tom Arnold from earlier today. The washed-up former husband of Roseanne Barr tweeted in celebration of the assault against Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) outside of his own home in 2017.
Paul was attacked by socialist Democrat Rene Boucher in an attack that broke the Kentucky Senator’s ribs and bruised his lung. Boucher had to pay up $580,000 in a civil suit and was sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for his vicious actions against Paul.
Omar’s retweet comes days after Paul called the bitter refugee out for her socialist anti-American beliefs, saying that he would pay for her ticket back to Somalia if it meant giving her an appreciation for the liberties that the United States provides to her.
“I’ve met people who have come here from behind the Iron Curtain,” Paul told Breitbart News last week. “They got away from communism, they’re some of the best Americans we have, because they really appreciate how great our country is, and then I hear Representative Omar say America is a terrible place.”
“Well, she came here and we fed her, we clothed her, she got welfare, she got [schooling], she got healthcare, and then, lo and behold, she has the honor of actually winning a seat in Congress, and she says we’re a terrible country? I think that’s about as ungrateful as you can get,” he added.
“And so — I’m willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia, and I think she can look and maybe learn a little bit about the disaster that is Somalia — that has no capitalism, has no God-given rights guaranteed in a constitution, and has about seven different tribes that have been fighting each other for the last 40 years,” Paul explained.
After Omar’s apparent endorsement of domestic terrorism against Paul, perhaps it should be a one-way ticket back to her country of origin as she clearly does not appreciate or understand the Bill of Rights and Constitution.
By Joe Hoft – JULY 29, 2019
We reported yesterday that Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan was in Portugal in late November 2016. Brennan is widely believed to be the architect of the Trump – Russia collusion hoax. We wondered – what else was Brennan doing in Europe?
We’ve now pieced together that the Deep State’s ‘Secret Society’ had a meeting in England at the exact same time! Is this why Brennan was in Europe?
As we reported yesterday, former US Attorney Joe diGenova discussed his thoughts after the Mueller testimony in front of Congress last week. He confirmed much of what has already been posted and at the end of his excellent interview, he said –
By the way, just remember, John Brennan was the tip of the spear. This was his conspiracy from day one. John Brennan, don’t forget that name. He’s at the end of this entire, he’s at the beginning of the entire conspiracy.
diGenova’s interview leads nicely into breaking information we have gathered regarding Brennan’s actions under the Obama administration.
Former CIA agent Sabrina De Sousa knows Brennan’s actions well. As we reported a couple of weeks ago, former President Obama and his CIA Director John Brennan ignored her pleas for help and left her to rot in an Italian prison. Lucky for her, Donald Trump was elected President. After the election, her situation was alleviated by the Trump Administration for which she is grateful.
De Sousa shared with us that John Brennan made a trip to Europe in late November 2016 shortly after the Presidential election. We know this because De Sousa found out that at the end November 2016, Brennan was present in Portugal during the transition period after the 2016 election and this resulted in a Portugal/Italy agreement to proceed with her immediate extradition from Portugal to prison in Italy. After President Trump was in power, he supported her and prevented her from going to jail in Italy.
The strange aspect from our discussion with De Sousa is that the CIA Director’s oversea’s travel is always kept secret. However, her Portuguese lawyer was notified that Brennan had been in Lisbon in regards to her case. De Sousa states –
Later, Portuguese officials speaking on condition of anonymity said my status was never discussed. A far worse signal to send, that he, Brennan, was OK with whatever the Portuguese chose to do with his former employee. What stuck me most at the time, was my lawyer asking me with some trepidation if I thought “Brennan would ever come back in power”. This spoke volumes about how foreign intelligence services view being leveraged by the CIA to act as surrogates – even reluctantly – in targeting Americans.
The questions that we raised yesterday were – What was Brennan doing in Portugal and who else did Brennan visit on his trip to Europe immediately after the 2016 election?
What we’ve pieced together overnight is that Brennan wasn’t the only Deep State operative to be in Europe at this exact same time.
We reported in June that Deep State gang members were all in London at this exact same time.
It looks like Obama’s corrupt leaders at the FBI were connected with many of the Deep State players and British linked spies in London. We also know that these players met around the world.
Christopher Steele met with Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson and the DOJ’s Bruce Ohr in Washington D.C. shortly after the election in November 2016. Steele also met with State Department employees in Washington before the election.
Former Arizona Senator John McCain and his assistant, David Kramer, were told of the dossier by an associate of Steele’s, and former British diplomat, Sir Andrew Wood, on November 18th of 2016. Kramer turned around and ten days later met Steele in Surrey, England on November 28th, 2016.
Ironically, at the same time that Steele was working with the McCain team, the FBI was working on their first meeting of the “Secret Society” that would occur in London. Lisa Page referred to this society in a text to her alleged lover Peter Strzok in early November 2016:
Then later in the month a group of FBI agents flew to London at the same time Kramer was in England meeting Steele. Page and Strzok text about this too:
It now looks like Brennan was a card carrying member of the ‘Secret Society’ and he was at their inaugural meeting in England along with Deep State crooks Strzok, Page and John McCain’s assistant, David Kramer.
Pieces are beginning to fall together!
Hat tip D. Manny
By Joshua Caplan
Nearly half of House Democrats now support launching impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after four more lawmakers expressed support for an inquiry over the weekend, according to a count conducted by Politico.
On Sunday, Washington state Democrat Reps. Denny Heck, Kim Schrier, Suzan DelBene and Derek Kilmer came out in favor of the measure. The group’s announcement comes after over 10 Democrats voiced support for impeachment. The handful of lawmakers included Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who serves of the Vice Chair of the House Democrat Caucus, citing former special counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony on Wednesday.
The number of Democrats backing impeachment stands at 107, just 11 lawmakers away from the majority of the House Democrat caucus.
The latest tally House Democrats backing impeachment comes after the chamber’s judiciary panel announced the launch of its so-called “impeachment investigation.” On Friday, the committee asked a judge to allow access to secret grand jury material underlying the Mueller report.
The House Judiciary Committee is also expected to go to court this week to try to enforce a subpoena against former White House counsel Donald McGahn, a key Mueller witness. That suit is expected to challenge the White House’s claim that former White House employees have “absolute immunity” from testifying before Congress.
Appearing Sunday on ABC’s This Week, Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) explained his committee is “investigating whether to approve articles of Impeachment before the committee.”
“We have impeachment resolutions before the committee. We are conducting investigations to determine whether we should report those impeachment resolutions to the House or whether we should draft our own and report them to the House,” said the New York Democrat.
“We’re considering those resolutions. we’ll make a determination after we get more evidence as to the president’s crimes that we had from the Mueller report and also from other things, violations of the emoluments clause, his failure to defend the constitution against repeated Russian attacks,” he added. “We’re investigating whether to approve articles of Impeachment before the Committee.”
Despite fresh support to launch impeachment hearings, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appears unmoved by the efforts.
“No, I’m not trying to run out the clock,” Pelosi told reporters last week.“We will proceed when we have what we need to proceed — not one day sooner.”
“Everybody has the liberty and the luxury to espouse their own position and to criticize me for trying to go down the path in the most determined, positive way,” she added. “Again, their advocacy for impeachment only gives me leverage.”
Moreover, some political observers believe Mueller’s testimony likely took the wind of the of sails regarding impeachment.
“I think the candidates on the stump are being politically realistic; the people back in Washington aren’t. Nancy Pelosi, who is a wintry eyed realist, is having none of it: she thinks impeachment is a fools’ errand and I have to say I agree with her,” said William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.
“Mueller’s lackluster testimony likely gave Speaker Pelosi the ammunition to withstand calls for impeachment inquiries, or hearings, from the left flank of her party,” said Brown University political science professor Wendy Schiller. “She has always maintained it is a losing political proposition even if the House voted to impeach Trump because the Senate will not vote to convict Trump and remove him from office.”
Earlier this month, the House voted 332-95 to table a resolution launching an impeachment inquiry introduced by Rep. Al Green. (D-TX).
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
German leftists back terror group to own Trump
By Deutsche Welle – JULY 29, 2019
“I am Antifa” began trending in Germany after Trump said he might label the group a terror organization.
Left-wing politicians hit back at the US president, while far-right politicians expressed support for the proposal.
The hashtag #IchbinAntifa (“I am Antifa”) began trending on Twitter in Germany on Sunday after US President Donald Trump said he was considering labeling the group a terrorist organization.
Antifa, which is short for anti-fascists, is a loose network comprised of radical left-wing activists that confront right-wing extremists, neo-Nazi groups and white supremacists.
On Saturday, the US president said that the new classification “would make it easier for police to do their jobs,” and dubbed the anti-fascist group “gutless radical left wack jobs.”
In response, German social media users and some politicians pushed back against Trump’s remarks, with the “I am antifa” hashtag taking the number one spot on Twitter’s trending list.
“I am Antifa always and every time. German history compels us to stand up against racism and fascism. On the street and in parliament,” wrote Bernd Riexinger, co-chairman of the Left party.
Sven Lehmann, a Greens MP and the party’s spokesperson for social and queer policy, wrote on Twitter that he supports Antifa because the group “often looked closely when people were devalued or attacked, where others looked away.”
The hashtag sparked ire among politicians of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, several of whom expressed support for Trump and called for a similar measure in Germany.
“If Antifa is finally classified as a terrorist organization in this country as well, then the currently popular hashtag ‘I am Antifa’ offers up a very rich pool of investigative leads in the fight against terrorism,” AfD parliamentarian Jürgen Braun wrote on Twitter.
“Donald Trump is making it possible, thank you very much!” the far-right politician added.
The Hamburg branch of Germany’s police union also criticized Antifa, posting pictures of black-clad protesters holding signs calling for violence against police.
“Violence as a means of political conflict must be prohibited and criminally prosecuted — this must be a democratic consensus that transcends party and ideological boundaries,” the union wrote.
Although many Antifa members participate in peaceful protests, they have been criticized for believing violence is justified to combat racist or fascist groups.
The Anti-Defamation League, a leading Jewish group in the United States focused on hate crimes, describes Antifa as “a loose collection of groups, networks and individuals who believe in active, aggressive opposition to far right-wing movements.”
Early anti-fascist groups in Europe fought against Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The modern Antifa movement began to take shape in the 1960s and became active in the US in the 1970s.
Recent clashes between left-wing and right-wing protesters in the US prompted conservative Republican lawmakers to propose classifying Antifa as a terrorist organization.
By Rusty Weiss and Jeff Dunetz
Democrat Representative Ted Lieu (CA) tossed out a wild conspiracy theory during an interview on CNN, suggesting somebody “got to” Robert Mueller during his testimony and killed his big ‘gotcha moment’ against the President.
During the morning session of the former special counsel’s testimony, he was a hero, getting Mueller to agree that his office didn’t charge the President with obstruction because of Department of Justice policies against indicting sitting presidents.
In the afternoon, it all came crumbling down. Mueller began the new session by correcting the record.
That’s when Ted Lieu got his tinfoil hat. Appearing on Anderson Cooper 360, Lieu actually suggested Mueller, who had been a star for the resistance party for two years, had been compromised.
This was wild. Well, wild and an unfortunate attempt at trying to explain to your supporters how you managed to botch a ‘gotcha moment’ against the President you’re so desperately trying to take down.
“Mueller agreed that the OLC opinion prevented a sitting president from being indicted,” Lieu explained to host Wolf Blitzer. “And then the republican member after me asked him a series of questions to try to get him to walk it back, and he did not do that.”
“Then it wasn’t until there was a recess in the Intel Committee that he started to walk some of that back,” he continued. “I don’t know who got to him. I don’t know who talked to him, but that was very odd what he did.”
Blitzer gave him an opportunity to walk back his own assertion that Mueller had been strong-armed by somebody. GASP! Maybe the Russians? Perhaps there were threatening Zombies in the room Mueller hung out in between hearings. Or maybe it was poltergeists.
Since his correction simply stated what he already wrote in his report, It is most likely that Mueller was visited by the truth fairy.
Honestly, if anyone got to Mueller, it’d be Ted’s party who held mock hearings the day before to practice for the big congressional hearing. And it worked because after Mueller’s testimony most Americans mocked the real hearings.
The official campaign arm of the resistance party, meanwhile, ignored Mueller’s correction and pushed the narrative that Mueller testified he would charge President Trump with obstruction if he weren’t president.
The media tried to as well, with Trump swatting them down in epic fashion.
Lieu has also spread other conspiracy theories about Trump and Russia, including an assertion that the widely debunked Steele dossier “has lots of truth.” The only thing truthful one could say about the Steele dossier is that it used the alphabet and punctuation.
Do you think the Democrats will ever awaken from this Russia nightmare that keeps playing in their feeble little minds over and over again? It’s doubtful because if they moved away from the Russia hoax, they would need to find something to occupy their time—like help fix America’s problems.
Parts of this post were first seen at Mental Recession
Jamil Al Shaubi and his dog were killed in 2016 after he was mistaken for a member of the Latin Saints while walking in Back of the Yards.
By Matthew Hendrickson
A 19-year-old member of the Satan Disciples street gang has been accused of fatally shooting a man walking his dogs in Back of the Yards after mistaking his target for a member of the Latin Saints.
Hector Aguirre faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Jamil Al Shaubi, who had no gang affiliation, but happened to be walking in Latin Saints territory on Dec. 26, 2016, Cook County prosecutors said at a hearing last week.
The shooting is believed to be retaliation for a Satan Disciples member killed by the Latin Saints earlier that month, according to prosecutors.
Aguirre, believing Shaubi was a Latin Saints member, got out of a stolen Jeep Commander as Shaubi walked with two dogs in the 4400 block of South Hermitage; Aguirre then fired 16 shots with an assault-style rifle, prosecutors said at the hearing Thursday.
Shaubi was struck three times, including in his chest; one dog also was killed, prosecutors said.
After the shooting, captured by video surveillance, Aguirre got back in the Jeep and fled. The SUV was found burning an hour later in the 5100 block of South Hoyne.
In addition to the surveillance footage, a witness identified Aguirre as the gunman and another witness allegedly heard Aguirre talk about shooting a man with his dogs in front of a convenience store in the block.
Prosecutors said the rifle used in the shooting had been recovered from the home of another Satan Disciples member, who is believed to have driven the Jeep the night of the shooting.
At the time he was charged with Shaubi’s murder, Aguirre was serving a 10-year sentence at the downstate Pickneyville Correctional Center for aggravated battery with a firearm in a separate shooting he was found guilty of last year, according to prosecutors and state records.
Judge Susana Ortiz denied Aguirre bail at the hearing on the new charge and scheduled his next court date for Aug. 13.
Two women were killed in a triple shooting in Gresham, and a 12-year-old girl was among three people who were shot on a porch in Englewood.
At least 48 people were shot — eight fatally — in incidents of gun violence within city limits over the weekend.
Shootings escalated as the weekend went on: Nine people were wounded Friday after 5 p.m., 15 were shot Saturday and Sunday saw 24 people shot.
On Sunday, a 3-year-old boy died from what Chicago police said may be an accidental gunshot wound in South Deering.
Family members told police they were in another room in the 9600 block of South Escanaba when they heard a gunshot at about 4:15 p.m., CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. They rushed to see what happened and found the boy with the gun. He suffered a gunshot wound to the face, police said.
Family members took the boy to Trinity Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Guglielmi said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t provided details about his death.
The Department of Children and Family Services has been called in to assist police investigations, Guglielmi said.
The weekend’s latest fatal gun violence incident happened a few hours earlier in Lawndale on the West Side.
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 4:59 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Douglas Boulevard, police said. There, they found a 24-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds, including to his face and head.
He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
On Saturday, another man was found shot to death a few blocks away in the same neighborhood.
About 8:20 p.m., Curtis Davis was sitting in a vehicle in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw Street when he was shot in the back of the head, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A few hours earlier, a man was discovered fatally wounded in a home in Park Manor on the South Side.
Officers found Eric Hamilton Jr., 29, inside the home about 2:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Wabash Avenue with a gunshot wound to his forehead, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just after dawn, a man was killed in University Village on the South Side near the University of Illinois at Chicago campus.
Officers responded to a call of a person shot about 7:10 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Blue Island Avenue and found a man who had been struck multiple times, Chicago police said.
The man, who was thought to be between 18 and 20 years old, was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately provide details about the fatality.
About three hours earlier, a man was shot and killed in Englewood on the South Side.
Officers responded about 4:07 a.m. to the 5600 block of South Loomis Boulevard for a call of shots fired and found Robert Scott, 32, with a gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.
On Friday, a man was fatally gunned down in Austin on the West Side.
Desmond Curry, 28, was standing next to a vehicle about 11:38 p.m. in the 700 block of North Waller Avenue when an unknown number of males approached him on foot and opened fire, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was hit multiple times in the body.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he later died, police said.
Another man, 30, was also struck by gunfire, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk when shots rang out and was hit in the back. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.
Earlier, two women were killed and a man was wounded in a triple shooting in Gresham on the South Side.
Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 10 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue and found the women suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
Chantell Grant, 26, and 35-year-old Andrea Stoudemire were struck in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where they were pronounced dead, authorities said.
A man, 30, was hit in the arm and took himself to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, police said.
There were no reported shootings Monday morning before 5 a.m.
At least 30 others were hurt in gun violence incidents over the weekend across Chicago.
Last weekend, shootings left three dead and 40 others wounded.