President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolf Giuliani, made good on his promise yesterday to provide evidence of Former VP Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s shady dealings with Ukraine.
The fired prosecutor at the center of the Ukraine controversy said during a private interview with Rudy Giuliani earlier this year that he was told to back off an investigation involving a natural gas firm that was linked to Joe Biden’s son. The details of that interview were within a packet of documents – apparently amassed by Giuliani — that were handed over to Congress after an urgent request for a meeting by the State Department’s inspector general.
Fox News obtained a copy of Giuliani’s notes from his January 2019 interview with fired Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin in which he claimed that his “investigations stopped out of fear of the United States.”
“Mr. Shokin attempted to continue the investigations but on or around June or July of 2015, the U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt told him that the investigation has to be handled with white gloves,” which according to Mr. Shokin, that implied that he was to “do nothing,” the notes from the interview stated. The notes also claimed Shokin was told Biden had held up U.S. aid to Ukraine over the investigation.
Shokin was fired in April 2016, and his case was “closed by the current Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko,” according to the notes. Despite his claims to the contrary, Shokin had been seen as very corrupt by the international community on both sides of the Atlantic.
But Biden’s role is back in the spotlight after Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry over Trump’s efforts to convince Ukraine to look into Biden’s actions.
It is known that Biden has famously boasted on camera that when he was Vice President and spearheading the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy, he successfully pressured Ukraine to fire Shokin who was the top prosecutor at the time.
Giuliani alleges that Shokin had been investigating the founder of Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden had a lucrative role on the board at the time, although other documents indicate that the investigation into Burisma was already frozen. If Biden had anything to do with that, it remains to be seen.
Dems Rally Around Former Veep
Biden’s supporters have maintained that his intervention prompting the firing of Shokin had nothing to do with his son, but rather was tied to the corruption concerns. The Biden campaign has also slammed Giuliani and blasted media outlets for giving him air time. The campaign wrote to NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN to voice “grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuliani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump.”
“The substance of President Trump and Rudy Giuliani’s claims have been roundly discredited,” Biden Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield said last week. “This is not a claim from the campaign or Joe Biden. This is an irrefutable fact.”
However, the notes of the interview found within the “Giuliani Files,” seem to dispute this account. At the time, according to the interview, Shokin was investigating Mykola Zlochevsky, the former minister of ecology and natural resources of Ukraine. Zlochevsky also happens to be the founder of Burisma.
Hunter Biden was appointed to the board of the firm, which Shokin claimed was an appointment made by Zlochevsky “in order to protect himself.”
Our political system is nothing more than political theater. It is the big stage where the written script directs reality. The difference is on this stage the outcome is real. Wars are created, blood is shed and power is put in place. Our reality is being manipulated by the hands of those who hold the strings. Information is given on a need to know basis and those in power feel you don’t need to know much.
Our political system has been the subject of ridicule since it’s inception up until the present day. Ever since actors could become presidents even a blind man can see that the whole game is rigged. Many believe that Donald Trump never believed that he would win the presidency but what if Donald Trump was the last president of the United States of America?
There was a book written in 1900 called The Last American President written by Ingersol Lockwood. Ingersol was born in 1841 in Ossining, New York. Like his father, he also took up the profession of a lawyer as well as a writer and well known public speaker. In 1862 Ingersol was appointed a council to the Kingdom of Hanover by Abraham Lincoln. In fact, in 1896 he wrote another book titled Baron Trumps Marvelous Underground Journey.
The story begins in Russia where the young Baron Trump learned how to travel through time. It was here where Baron received instructions from The Don, Master Of All Masters. In this book, Baron Trump travels to Russia looking for a portal to a new world. Hollow Earth. Ingersol’s books were way ahead of the time. The strange part is that this Baron Trump lives in a castle in the novel that was named effectively Trump Castle. Strangely he closely resembles the young Barron Trump of our present time.
In this book The Last President, Trump actually becomes president of the United States. The book begins with Trump winning the presidency. In the book, Trump is looked at as impassable by most people but he wins the election anyway. This is eerily similar to our current president’s situation. Many people felt that Donald Trump was only running for the exposure and to boost his brand. Boy did he boost it! In The Last President, the book predicts that socialists and anarchists will riot and start an uprising in the streets of New York City and that Donald Trump would be our last president. In the book, Trump was actually encouraging an uprising. Basically Ingersol wrote of how Commies were taking over the country and there was social unrest throughout while the rich stay locked away growing old in their homes. The mob takes over Chicago and people were assassinated. The people felt that the newly elected president had ties with the money lenders and usurers.
President Trump’s hotel in this book is on 5th Avenue. The same address as Trump Towers in our present time. Another very peculiar fact is that in the book president Trump’s secretary of agriculture is named Laffe Pence. Our current vice president’s name just happens to be Pence. One has to wonder are these merely coincidences or are they apart of some sort of synchronicity beyond our basic comprehension? How could Ingersol foresee such events? Was he channeling information from a higher power as a medium, maybe he actually came in contact with Barron Trump traveling to the past, or is it likely that Ingersol traveled through time himself to see the future?
116 years in the future and Donald Trump is our current president. Remember Back to the Future II with Michael J. Fox? The character Biff stole McFly’s sports almanac that he got from traveling into the future. He made some sports bets, etc. and got filthy rich. In the movie, Biff had a weird yellowish-orange hair-do. He strangely resembles the 45th president. Not to mention the filthy rich factor. Is this also a coincidence?
The rumor is that Donald Trump, our current president, has the manuscripts of Nikola Tesla which were given to him by his uncle John Trump. Ingersol Lockwood was deep into hermeticism and the occult sciences. He also was the author of Laconis of Cult which expressed his vast understanding of the occult as well as esoteric knowledge. On March 13, 1895, Tesla was seen in a cafe by a reporter shaken to his core. He said he almost lost his life doing an experiment where he was hit with an electromagnetic ray of sorts. He was able to see the past present and future all simultaneously. Tesla died in 1943 in his hotel room where his property was seized by the Office of Alien Property. The expert they had come to review the documents and notes of Tesla’s confiscated paperwork was none other than engineer John G. Trump. Donald Trump’s uncle.
John Trump steals the documents concerning time travel and effectively lied to his superiors. The notes John took detailed the makings of a time machine. He studied the notes and eventually built one. In this time machine, he sees the apocalypse caused by Tesla’s Death Ray. John felt that he had to do something to prevent the creation of this Death Ray.
Unable to use the machine to go back to Tesla’s time himself to prevent Tesla from creating his Death Ray due to the need to have someone operate it, John decides to send Donald Trump back in time. John Trump modified the machine and sent Donald to 1890’s New York where he met Ingersol Lockwood. There he learned that he would be the president of the United States and would have a son but was unable to intercept Tesla.
Donald comes back with the knowledge of the apocalypse and the prophecy of his presidency. He has a son and named him Barron and sets his sites on the white house. As predicted, he won.
Is Donald Trump our last president? Are all of the similarities I mentioned facts, mere coincidences or a matter of the occult. I would advise researching the books The Last President, Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey and Laconis of Cult if possible so that you can get a better understanding. Be free.
“You don’t feel like you’re in America anymore,” said one observer.
A video published on YouTube over a year ago claimed that the Muslim population in Dearborn, Michigan, had reached almost 50 percent.
Life-long resident Brian demonstrated this point by driving a News Guru reporter to the east side of Dearborn. Brian said:
“You’ll see the culture shift where you won’t feel that you’re in the United States any longer.”
The change recorded on video was startling. Suddenly, every billboard and all commercial signage were written in Arabic. Buildings were adorned with Arabic architectural features, notably domed roofs. English letters spelled out “American Moslem Society” on the side of one building.
The video credited former U.S. President Barack Obama with taking in more Middle Eastern migrants than Mexico and Central American combined.
We know that some of these newly-arrived Muslims defrauded the Minnesota daycare and other public assistance programs a whopping $100 million a year. Whether they brought their money with them or robbed it from their unsuspecting host country, migrants are literally buying America out from under us.
“They come in to buy the strip mall. They move the previous owners out. They increase the rent dramatically to force people out. And then, they put similar businesses in but with an Arabic tone,” explained Brian.
Some Syrian migrant men have arrived in Dearborn with up to four wives accompanying them (Islam sanctions polygamy). The men file for public assistance with one and bring in the other three as extended family members.
Brian said migrants drive expensive cars (“Range Rovers” and others valued at $70 thousand) while paying for food with the state welfare department’s EBT (electronic benefit transfer) cards. They lived in homes valued between $250,000-$300,000, wore designer clothes carrying Prada purses while shopping with coupons and accepting Medicaid benefits.
Immigrants from the Middle East represent the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S.
In 2016, nearly 85,000 refugees were settled in the U.S. by the State Department. In 2018, the number dropped to 45,000. The Trump administration announced plans in the fall of 2018 to further reduce that number to 30,000 for 2019.
As of the 2010 census, Dearborn, Michigan had a population of 98,153 and was home to the nation’s largest Muslim population.
Muslims are using their wealth and number to influence the U.S. educational and governing systems. Dearborn employed a Muslim refugee to welcome other Arabs from war-torn countries with a sympathetic “long journey on a cattle raft” story. Dearborn is a different kind of American community because “many of the students in the Dearborn Public Schools are refugees who have come from countries embroiled in devastating civil wars like Syria or Yemen.”
Further proof of the rise of Islam in the U.S. comes from St. Louis Park City in Minnesota which is located in Muslim Congresswoman Omar Ilhan’s district. On June 17, 2019, the city council there voted to do away with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to Old Glory before each meeting.
Councilman Tim Brausen announced that the reasoning behind dispensing with this time-honored custom was the standard liberal feel-good refrain: to accommodate the religious, cultural, and political beliefs of a significant minority that is rapidly gaining ground in America:
“In order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community, we are going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting.”
In 2018, a middle school in Virginia banned all songs that mentioned “Jesus” from its annual Christmas concert. The reason given, according to the choir teacher at Robious Middle School in Chesterfield, was:
“We had a few students who weren’t comfortable singing a piece I have done many times in the past, but it is of a sacred nature and does mention Jesus.”
The unspoken cultural war between Christians and Muslims is going on abroad as well. An Australian city council voted to cancel funding for the annual Christmas event they had sponsored for 25 years. The reason given by Counselor Darren Kruse for putting an end to “Carols by the Creek” in Adelaide should be a familiar one by now:
“People of Muslim faith, and Sikh faith, and the multitude of other faiths we have in our community may not feel included.”
Chris Kenny, a local news reporter responded:
“What weak, self-loathing rot. People talk about the culture wars – this is cultural shame, cultural humiliation, cultural embarrassment, it’s even cultural vandalism. There’s no shame in continuing your culture, enjoying it, adding to it, and celebrating it.”
“This episode just exposes the intellectual, moral, social, and cultural weakness of the virtue signalers and the green-left poseurs.”
Many in the United States agree that migrants who shun integration in favor of separatism and governmental overthrow need closer attention from the federal government. People who question the Leftist agenda to flood Muslims into every part of the western world are labeled “anti-Islamic” and “Islamaphobic.”
The fact remains that Muslims are instructed by their religious leaders from birth to follow their faith which preaches subjugation of and death to the infidel.
Eighteen years ago today, Islamic extremists launched an attack against the United States on United States soil. The Islamic extremists were members of al Qaeda.
Five of the terrorists hijacked American Airlines flight 11, carrying 92 passengers and crew, and crashed it into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board.
Another 5 terrorists hijacked United Airlines flight 175, carrying 60 passengers and crew and crashed it into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, killing everyone on board.
Five more terrorists hijacked American Airlines flight 77, carrying 59 passengers and crew and crashed it into the Pentagon, killing everyone on board.
Four more terrorists hijacked United Airlines flight 93 and were planning on crashing it into the US Capitol Building, but some passengers who heard about the other crashes stormed the hijackers and ended up crashing the plane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
A total of 2,606 people died in the crashes and collapsing of the World Trade Center towers. The death toll at the Pentagon was 125. Counting those on the planes, the total death toll in the attack were 2,977 plus the 19 hijackers. Fatalities totaled more than the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor where 2,335 people died. In both attacks, many more were injured. The collapse of the World Trade Center towers has left a long lasting impact on the health of many of the first responders who are suffering and dying from cancer and other ailments caused by breathing in the toxic smoke and dust.
At the time of the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush was president and continued to hold that office until January 2009. While he was in office, there was a huge surge in American patriotism with millions of Americans flying their American flags and Congress taking action to try to prevent another attack.
In January 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into office and the patriotism and American pride that prevailed after the 9/11 attacks quickly diminished and were soon replaced by the scorn and contempt of Democrats, politicians and non-politicians. In many areas, they passed ordinances to prevent people from flying their flags and showing their patriotism. Democrats are busy treading all over the American flag and kneeling in protest at the playing of the National Anthem.
The Obama administration spent 8 years trying to squelch all patriotism and to steal many constitutional and legal rights away from those who still loved and respected America. However, the Obama administration went out of its way to side with and court relationships with some of the same hostile Islamic nations that helped sponsor al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists. Tens of thousands of Muslims were allowed to freely enter the United States while the Obama administration spent tens of the thousands of taxpayer dollars trying to deport 1 Christian family who sought asylum in America due to the religious persecution of the German government.
President Donald Trump has been working hard to restore some of the patriotism and pride that Obama destroyed.
That brings me to the 2020 elections. If Trump is re-elected, efforts will be made to help America heal and regain some of its lost greatness.
However, if Democrats win the White House and the Senate, all of Trump’s efforts would have been in vain and America will be worse off than when Obama usurped residency in the White House. In fact, it’s very probable that if Democrats win in 2020, the America that took intense offense and outrage over the 9/11 attacks will be gone forever. America will cater to Islamic extremists and terrorists and no one will ever be safe within our borders.
A man from Portland, Oregon was assaulted by a mob after he took his wife on a Saturday evening date. His only sin – forgetting to take off his “Make America Great Again” hat
Shortly after Luke Lenzner and his wife arrived at Growler’s Tap after midnight for what he described as a “date night”, the couple was quickly surrounded by an angry mob of leftists just outside the establishment’s patio when someone sucker-punched him.
According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by a local newspaper, Lenzer’s wife reportedly told the police that she had encouraged her husband to sport the MAGA both to show his support for President Trump and to see what kind of reaction others would have to it.
“I got mobbed by everybody that was in that bar outside. People came from the inside out — just circled me and my wife,” Lenzner told reporters. “Surrounding me, like literally surrounding me, pushing me. I’m just trying to get through, trying to stop the person from hitting me, from taking my hat, and then I get sucker-punched.”
“The lady asked me, ‘Is that a MAGA hat?” Lenzner told the reporters. “Then the next thing I know, she’s running around the corner attacking me, trying to take my hat off.”
When police finally arrived at the bar sometime around 12:50 am, they found large bruises on Lenzer’s face. A manhunt for the perpetrators ensued and police were able to locate two people in their 20s who witnesses said were involved in the assault.
One of the bartenders who witnessed the assault mentioned that Lenzner could’ve instigated the punch by pointing to his MAGA hat.
22-year-old Leopold Hauser and 23-year-old Adebisi Okuneye were arrested and charged with third-degree assault.
Lenzer’s wife said that she was proud of her husband for standing up for what he believed in.
The responses from the left-wing media to President Trump’s address following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio were characterized by the word “but.” That is a conjunction word that is used to negate everything that was stated previously.
In this case it was used in such positive statements as “Trump did call out white supremacy, but …” “he did call these acts ‘domestic terrorism,’ but …
For the most part, Trump said everything they had hoped (with crossed fingers) he would say. It was both a compassionate speech and one that addressed both problems and measures to be taken. It was what we would expect of a President in such times.
The #NeverTrump media could not give up their obsession to spin all reports on Trump to the negative. They continued with their politically biased narrative that he was the culpable culprit. Within the bubble-encased east coast media, Trump caused, encouraged, incited, provoked, promoted the shooting in El Paso. That is their story, and they are sticking to it.
Trump could not have used better words in his role as counselor-in chief. He expressed the pain of the nation in well chosen words. He was unequivocal in his condemnation of the killers, the malignant causes they proclaim and the groups who really do encourage and condone such heinous acts of violence – and he did so by name.
He offered up the first steps of resolution by ordering the FBI to increase its effort to identify and disband the hate groups that radicalize these demented individuals. He called for greater effort in identifying the mentally ill who succumb to the violent enticement of hate groups – with measures to prevent them from obtaining a gun and expedited procedures to take guns away.
He called on the social platform industry to increase its efforts to remove those embedded sights that promote and incite hateful speech and actions. Tangentially, he pointed a finger at the producers of bloody violent games that are an amusement for most, but a stimulant for those with sociopathic propensities.
Trump noted his administration’s past actions against gun violence which included red flag laws to get guns away from the mentally ill and his Executive Order banning the sale of bump stocks.
All of this was largely brushed aside but the reliance on “but” reporting – segueing back to the old anti-Trump narratives. Folks like Beto O’Rourke – who has seen the tragedy in El Paso as his ticket to greater public attention – Trump is an existential threat to the nation. America will not survive if he is elected to a second term. That is Chicken Little on steroids.
Many reports and pundits conceded that Trump said he was open to legislative restrictions on guns – as long as they were not symbolic and would have positive results. BUT … he was not specific. To the biased media and the partisan Democrats, that meant he was not serious.
Trump’s lack of specificity allowed his media adversaries to continue that attack on guns, gun owners, the National Rifle Association and Republicans. Yes, the media did say some positive things about Trump’s speech, BUT they swept all that aside by piling on with negative interpretation and old narratives. It is no wonder that nothing gets done.
So, there ‘tis.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is releasing quarterly reports of illegal aliens who’ve been arrested after local police denied detainer requests from ICE in an attempt to underline the dangers imposed on American communities by leftist ‘sanctuary city’ policies.
Recently, ICE released its first ‘Declined Detainer Report’, which includes an exhaustive list of illegal immigrants who were arrested on criminal charges after local jail facilities refused to honor ICE detainers and released them back into local communities instead. This detainer report pertains to those issued during the second quarter of the 2018 fiscal year – between January 1st and March 31st.
In an interview with Fox News, former acting ICE Director Ron Vitiello said, “So you have murders, you have people who did property crime, spousal abuse, driving under the influence, possession of narcotics — they came into the custody of local authorities and were released after ICE filed a detainer.”
“This is a danger to those communities, and [the detainer report] highlights what happen,” he continued.
Included in the detainer report are sixteen individuals – all illegal immigrants – who were arrested for an alleged crime, but were released into the community after local jails failed to honor detainer requests by ICE officials who believed they were living in the country unlawfully.
Every one of these individuals went on to re-arrested for additional crimes. Some of those crimes included rape and murder.
In the report, ICE officials write, “Cooperation between ICE and state and local law enforcement agencies is critical to the effort to identify and arrest removable aliens and defend the nation’s security. Every day, ICE places detainers on individuals who the agency has probable cause to believe are aliens who are removable from the United States and are currently in federal, state, and local law enforcement agency custody.”
In January of 2018, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) arrested a 30-year-old Mexican national on this list for possession of a controlled substance. That same month, ICE submitted a detainer for the individual, but the request ignored by the police department. After being released back into the community, just one month later, the Mexican citizen was arrested on murder charges.
In December of 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office in California arrested a 28-year-old Mexican national for violating his terms of probation. ICE subsequently submitted a detainer for him, but the man was set free into the community after the sheriff’s department ignored it. The next month authorities arrested him on rape charges and other alleged crimes. Once again, he was able to leave jail and walk right back into the community after the ICE detainer was not honored.
President Trump’s promised “ICE raids” began over the weekend. The raids targeting scores of undocumented immigrants nationwide promised by President Trump have begun, a senior administration official told CNN.
The roundup is supposed to target 2,000 immigrants who have been ordered deported in New York, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco.
According to the undisclosed official, the raids actually began late Saturday night.
In an exclusive interview on “FOX & friends,” Acting ICE Director Matt Albence said while he couldn’t speak to anything specifically from an operational perspective, the overarching concern when the agency conducts any sort of enforcement operation is “the safety and security of both our officers that are conducting the operation as well as the public.”
“We are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered to be removed by an immigration judge,” Albence told Fox News’ Griff Jenkins. “We are merely executing those lawfully issued judge’s orders.”
ICE Objects to Use of Term “Raid”
Albence, then said that he objected to the term “raid,” as it does not really connote the targeted precision of his agencies operation, and only serves to spread fear.
In his Fox interview, Albence, said using the term raid does everyone “a disservice,” adding that the agency is focusing on people who had had the opportunity to make an asylum claim in front of an immigration judge and chose not to do so or didn’t appear for their first hearing. The acting director added that ICE gave those individuals the opportunity back in February to arrange for an orderly process to be removed from the country, but only 3 percent of people responded to letters that were sent out.
“At this point, we have no choice but to go out and execute those lawfully-issued removal orders from an immigration judge,” he told “FOX & friends.”
Reports of Repeat Immigrant Offenders
In addition to beginning the enforcement operation, ICE also released a report over the weekend meant to illustrate the necessity for removing those who have committed crimes.
The first of what will be quarterly “Declined Detainer Reports” details incidents from the second quarter of fiscal year 2018, where law enforcement agencies arrested undocumented immigrants, ignored ICE requests to hold them until federal authorities could pick them up, and then those individuals were arrested on new charges. The report features highlighted cases, including ones where the arrests were for rape, murder, assault, burglary, car theft, drug possession, and DUI.
In one such case, ICE said an illegal immigrant had been arrested and released 10 times by San Francisco police between February 2018 and January 2019, despite ICE issuing detainers. Each of those arrests included charges related to either burglary or a stolen vehicle.
“That individual is a one-man crime spree,” Albence said on “FOX & friends.”
Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, also appearing with Albence, told “FOX & friends” that the raids were about “enforcing and maintaining the integrity of the system.”
“This is about going after individuals here illegally,” he said. “Any city, any law enforcement agency that resists, does not cooperate, they’re actually putting those cities in higher danger.”
Administration officials have said they are targeting about 2,000 people, which would yield about 200 arrests based on previous crackdowns.
Trump has said on Twitter that his agents plan to arrest millions of immigrants who are in the country illegally.
In a recent appearance on BET Digital’s #BlackCoffeeLive, Democrat and Minnesota Congressman Ilhan Omar expressed her uncertainty of whether any of the Democratic presidential candidates have the ability to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
When asked by Marc Lomant Hill, one of the hosts of the show, if she had endorsed any of the presidential candidates yet, Omar replied, “I have not, and I don’t intend on making an endorsement any time soon. I think it’s a little too early. There are lots of important conversations that need to be had about particular policies.”
“Everybody has ideas that are closely aligned and so it’s within the details often that you get to pick your candidate,” she added.
Omar continued, “As a policy nerd, those kinds of things really matter to me. I also think there is this question of how do we defeat the occupant of the White House? What does that process really look like? How do we not only energize our base, but also get to the soul of our country and reclaim it?”
“I don’t know if, if we have gotten that, that candidate yet,” she said.
Following the first round of debates where 20 Democratic candidates faced off against one another, a series of polls have been released which have shown a steep drop in support for former Vice President Joe Biden, with an increase of support for Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
According to a RealClearPolitics average of recent national Democratic Polls, Biden remains in the lead with 27.2 percent, Sanders in second with 14.8 percent, Harris in third with 14.7 percent, and Warren in fourth with 13.5 percent.
The 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries have shown the American people that the party hardly resembles what it was just four years ago. The party has clearly and drastically shifted to the far-left.
The party has veered so far to the left that almost all of the 20 candidates running in the primaries have outwardly expressed their support for providing taxpayer-funded healthcare to illegal immigrants for free.
That’s right. Democratic candidates want to give your hard earned money over to illegals with absolutely right to be in the county.
If you’ve been following the Democratic Party over the last year and a half, it’s clear that they care more about illegal immigrants than they do for our veterans and the vast swaths of Americans who’re dying from opioid addiction.
On Tuesday, July 12, a military jury acquitted a decorated Navy SEAL of premeditated murder Tuesday in the killing of a wounded Islamic State captive under his care in Iraq in 2017.
Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher was cleared of all charges except for posing for photos with the dead body of the captive. Gallagher reacted with “tears of joy, emotion, freedom and absolute euphoria,” defense lawyer Marc Mukasey said.
“Suffice it to say this is a huge victory,” Mukasey said outside court. “It’s a huge weight off the Gallaghers.”
The Defense held that Gallagher was framed by disgruntled platoon members who fabricated the allegations to oust their chief. They said there was no physical evidence to support the allegations.
The prosecution said Gallagher’s own text messages and photos incriminated him. They included photos of Gallagher holding the dead militant up by the hair and clutching a knife in his other hand.
A text message Gallagher sent while deployed said: “got him with my hunting knife.”
The prosecution asserted the proof of Gallagher’s guilt was in those words, which were his own, and his photos and the testimony of his fellow troops.
The defense lawyers on the other hand, called the case a “mutiny” by entitled, junior SEALs who were trying to oust a demanding chief and repeatedly told the jury that there was nobody, no forensic evidence, and no blood found on the knife.
A Rare Public Glimpse at Military Justice
The case gave a rare public view of a deep division in the insular and highly revered SEAL community. Both sides told jurors that witnesses had lied on the stand and it was their duty to push through the evidence to find the truth. Gallagher, 40, did not take the stand.
The panel of seven (as opposed to a traditional 12 member civilian jury) of five Marines and two sailors, including a SEAL, had to weigh whether Gallagher, a 19-year veteran on his eighth deployment, went off the rails and fatally stabbed the war prisoner on May 3, 2017, as a kind of trophy kill, or was the victim of allegations fabricated after the platoon returned to San Diego to stop him from getting a Silver Star and being promoted.
Under the military system, two-thirds of the tribunal panel needs to agree to convict, or in this case five of seven jurors or they must acquit. Military juries also have the option to convict on lesser charges, such as attempted murder.
More Details of the Case Against Gallagher
Gallagher had also been charged with attempted murder in the shootings of two Iraqi civilians, and four other charges that included the unlawful discharge of his firearm by shooting at noncombatants, wrongfully posing with a human casualty, impeding an investigation by discouraging platoon members from reporting his criminal actions and retaliating against those who did.
The two-week trial included the testimonies of nearly a dozen SEALs, including Special Operator Corey Scott, a medic like Gallagher, who told the court that he saw the chief stab the Islamic State militant in the neck but stunned the court when he said he was the one who ultimately killed the prisoner by plugging his breathing tube with his thumb as an act of mercy.
An Iraqi general who handed the wounded prisoner to the SEALs testified that Gallagher did not stab the boy. And Marine Staff Sgt. Giorgio Kirylo said after the militant died that he moved the body to take a “cool guy trophy” photo with it and saw no stab wounds on his neck.
All of this conflicting testimony was enough to cast sufficient doubt among the empaneled jury to not reach the 2/3rd majority required for conviction.
After hearing that most of the charges against Gallagher were dropped, President Trump tweeted he was “glad” to help. “Congratulations to Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher, his wonderful wife Andrea, and his entire family,” the president tweeted after hearing of the acquittal. “You have been through much together. Glad I could help!”