THEY’LL KNOW US SOON

A friend of mine asked me recently about all the problems in California. I told him all of these things would stop…eventually.

“When?” was his question.

“When will they fix the roads? When will they stop cutting down all the trees and creating slums known as affordable housing?”

“When will the homeless be dealt with?”

“When the money runs out,” I told him.

The State of California is already broke.

CalPERS will eventually be the largest pension fund to default in the history of pensions.

It will make the Teamsters issues with the mafia look like a picnic.

I’ve told many California employees, who have or are planning to retire and leave California, that they better make sure they have a PO Box set up somewhere in Cali to receive their checks. When the well goes dry those that are outside the Golden State will be the first to have their “pensions” reduced and eventually rescinded for the “good of the State.”

That’s how Communism works, or more aptly stated, doesn’t.

All for the betterment of the State, which was approved by Democracy (Majority over Minority), and controlled by an Oligarchy (small group), while the Individual is trampled (Tyranny), unless you are an illegal from Mexico, China, Guatemala, or Russia.

There’s that Socratic Theory again.

The same thing is happening in New York.

Of course this isn’t new to those of us who pay attention. Late Bird Rising pointed all of this out months ago, and even structured a plan as to how to solve this problem.

One could almost refer to Falcon Sane as Nostradamus-like, except the writing on this wall has been so blatant for so long, even the blind can see the outcome.

While the country falls deeper and deeper into debt and banks and the Federal Reserve continue to rob their customers/depositors daily (and literally in the case of Warren Buffett’s Wells Fargo) the possibilities of “decentralized currencies” start to become more and more of a reality.

This is not good for the “average” American citizen.

This week Facebook announced its own “cryptocurrency” and the Liberal idiotic media repeated this claim as though it were true.

Their new program referred to as Libra is NOT decentralized.

It is owned and controlled by one Mark Zuckerberg.

The world is getting smaller and smaller and less and less free.

America is being inundated with foreign nationals whose only goal appears to be the death of these United States. Generations of this have resulted in the arrival of Sharia supporters/anti-Semitics roaming through the halls of Congress.

One dim bulb stated that America now has concentration camps, and some followers of Abraham, found in Congress and across America, agreed with her.

The Jewish community refers to these imbeciles as “self-hating” and another version of it running through America is called White Guilt.

This same diseased mind gave us the concept that, “Hispanics or Latinos (pick your form of bigotry already) are exempt from immigration laws because they are native.”

According to this statement anyone with DNA that is of “Meso-American culture” would be exempt.

Now this isn’t new and has been going on for decades but it’s nice to at least hear someone from the La Raza side say it out loud.

With that said these braintrusts aren’t really thinking this through, then again when do they ever.

According to the ancestral testing site known as 23andme there is no genetic difference between the ancestry of someone from mainland China and those considered Hispanic, Latino, or of course Meso-American.

If Alexandria were to have her way two billion Chinese could claim “Meso” status and ignore all of our immigration laws just like their cousins from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and of course Cheekbones Cherokee Warren.

I’m sure we will be reading about this soon as the Democrats run out of felons to release.

Interestingly enough what we’ve found is when one portion of the population ignores certain laws, and does so with immunity, they eventually ignore ALL the laws in that particular society.

Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Oakland, etc.

When this occurs for too long choices have to be made.

American or Liberal.

Singer/Songwriter Aaron Lewis says it well.

“Two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel
One is the colors that fly high and proud
The red, the white, the blue,
The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made
“Don’t tread on me” is what it says and I’ll take that to my grave.”

Live Free or Die.

There is a responsibility that comes with Freedom and at times that load can feel heavy.

It should.

It is no small task being a member of the Great Experiment, being an American, nor should it be, and that gift must be protected.

It’s time to relieve the burden being placed on us from inside and outside our great nation.

It’s time for the Country Boys, the Mountain Folk, and those Girls Who Shoot.

Our attention is demanded for The Rule of Law.

Our fortitude is required for The Law of the Land.

Freedom First. Freedom Only.

America First.

American ONLY.

Check your sights and then remove all doubt.

“Now I grew up down an old dirt road in a town you wouldn’t know.”

They’ll know us soon.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

ICE Operation to Deport Illegal Migrants to be Delayed

by Daveda Gruber:

On Saturday President Trump gave a clear warning to illegal immigrants. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will be doing their job and apprehending migrants who are here illegally and they will be sending them home.

Needless to say, Democratic politicians were opposed to this.

Trump was not hiding his intentions. “They will be removed as fast as they come,” Trump said.

Trump took to Twitter today and tweeted this today:

While outside the White House on his way to travel to Camp David Trump said that “everybody who came into the country illegally will be brought out of the country very legally.”

It has been reported by The Washington Post that ICE is expected to target 2,000 families in up to 10 cities, including Chicago, New York, Houston and Los Angeles.

Earlier this week, Trump stated that ICE will “begin the process of removing millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.”

ICE did put out a statement on Friday. They said that “due to law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel, the agency will not offer specific details related to enforcement operations.”

ICE spokeswoman Carol Danko declined to discuss the operation but she did say that “as a law enforcement agency, ICE’s mission is to uphold the rule of law; operations targeting violators of immigration laws are not only standard practice, but within the statutory authority prescribed by Congress.”

ICE prioritizes arresting and removing illegal immigrants “who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security.”

The statement from ICE also says, “In fact, 90 percent of aliens arrested by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations component in FY2018 had either a criminal conviction(s), pending criminal charge(s), were an ICE fugitive, or illegally re-entered the country after previously being removed.”

The Miami Herald reported:

“Miami will be one of the first cities where U.S. immigration authorities will target people for deportation as early as this Sunday, according to sources who were briefed on the enforcement action.

Immigration agents will target Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco this weekend, sources from congressional offices and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told the Miami Herald.”

ICE, apparently, has been getting ready for this operation for some time now. Allegedly, ICE will start the operation on Sunday and then continue.

Of course, Democratic local officials are calling to abolish ICE. Many are opposing the operation and not planning to assist ICE agents.

In one case, the Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, made it very clear that CPD has terminated ICE’s access to CPD’s databases related to federal immigration enforcement activities.

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. made sure to announce that the city “remains a proud sanctuary city, and we are committed to protecting the rights of all our immigrant families in the face of these disturbing threats.”

In California, Governor Gavin Newsom called the up-coming raids “cruel” while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said that his city and local law enforcement will not participate in the operation.

An LAPD statement said, “The Department is not participating or assisting in any of these enforcement actions.”

Federal law enforcement will be on their own in Democrat cities and areas. Trump has called them mostly “high crime” cities.

Later things changed. Trump announced that the mass roundup would be delayed for two weeks. The delay would hopefully give Congress time for a bipartisan solution to the border crisis to be reached.

Trump Tweeted:

On a personal note, I don’t use Roundup Weed Killer because, in my opinion, it contains dangerous chemicals.

Now, if there’s going to be a roundup of illegal migrants, it’s going to be targeting people who could be dangerous to the community.

The show is getting more interesting and the popcorn smells good.

AOC Says Border Detention Centers are Concentration Camps

by Daveda Gruber:

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., has likened southern  border facilities to concentration camps.

National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) Vice President Art Del Cueto, was not going to sit back and listen to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s opinion without criticizing her.

Ocasio-Cortez posted to Instagram and said in her video,  “The fact that concentration camps are now an institutionalized practice in the land of the free is extraordinarily disturbing.”

See the video here:

Del Cueto was on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday morning and he expressed his frustration with her statements.

Del Cueto then offered to personally escort the freshman lawmaker around a facility to prove his point about the humane treatment given to migrants.

He also made a point to offer advice to Ocasio-Cortez by stating that she should “crack open a history book” about the Holocaust before making such comparisons.

Del Cueto said, “It is definitely a slap in the face to a lot of those people who had family members who actually went through concentration camps.”

Ocasio-Cortez has proven not to be fan of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement or ICE to be abolished.

In February AOC claimed that “Latino people are descendants of Native people” and should not be subject to U.S. immigration laws.

AOC tweeted this last year:

These are recent tweets from AOC:

AOC got some feedback tweets, this is one of them:

President Trump has actually responded in a very different way. Trump apparently has a plan of his own to stop illegal immigration. ICE will now be returning illegal immigrants to their own countries.

If we don’t keep the illegal migrants here in the U.S., we won’t have to detain them in detention centers. Problem solved. Case closed.

Well, this has been a long time coming. ICE agents will now be allowed to do their jobs.

Trump tweeted this:

 

Hush Now Liberals, Don’t Say a Word

In celebration of Father’s Day I would like to take this moment to thank my Father for not only being a great Dad but a wonderful person.

Thanks Dad.

I love you.

I would also be remiss if I didn’t mention our Founding Fathers.

Without the likes of Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Madison and others, it is unlikely we would be living the dream of Freedom right now. It is amazing to see how fast Americans got on the same page when incredible minds removed Ego and required Freedom.

On the other hand Liberals can’t even get on the same page.

AOCatastrophe stated that the climate would kill us in twelve years while Joe Groper Biden called Donald Trump a “literal existential threat” to our survival.

Which one is it?

Come on already.

Pick a way we are going to combust and stick with it.

These are the same Obama knobs who told us the economy would never grow beyond two percent. Barry was so lazy he didn’t bother to come up with a new reason or speech. He just stole Carter’s Malaise from the worst peanut farmer ever.

Democrats.

Can’t live with the Party of slavery, bigotry, sexual perversion, and stupidity as the United States has never been a Democracy.

Don’t want to.

One definition of “existential” is “grounded in existence or the experience of existence”.

It’s “literal” unto itself, and if Joe Biden is grounded, then I am high as a kite.

Literally.

There’s nothing existential about Progressives but their threat is very real.

This week they decided to trot out Bill Maher and Jon Stewart as bastions of virtue.

These two idiots couldn’t finish clown college, and that’s after their 2016 travels with Hilly, otherwise known as the Greatest Show on Girth.

Chairman Mao would be so proud, and in true Progressive fashion, would hire Alan Dershowitz to sue the Bleach Bit Queen for stealing his design(s).

He would also hammer the Server Wiper, pun intended, due to her usage of “it takes a village to raise a child” as the Chinese Communist coined that idea a long time ago. Furthermore his future followers decided, in pure Late-Term Clinton style, that killing female babies was just fine.

Of course this is to be expected from a country that runs over its students with tanks.

How Billary of them.

Sounds like a Common Core village.

What’s that Liberals?

You have no idea what I am saying?

Of course you don’t.

Try turning off the television and actually reading articles and books and no not ones written by liars and thieves.

Put down anything authored by a self-proclaimed economist, historian, Progressive, Democrat, “compassionate Conservative,” or Paul Krugman.

Attempt to speak with citizens over the age of sixty who have been successful in life by working hard, saving their money, and being beneficial to others.

Seek out American heroes known as Vietnam Veterans and respectfully gather their knowledge of Freedom and how it is preserved.

You are probably struggling right now as your vasectomied minds race from insanity to imbecilic.

Stay with me here as I offer you a fantastic piece of advice that has been repeated to your kind for quite a while.

It’s better to be thought of as a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

Liberals have removed all doubt for a while now.

It’s time for them to be quieted.

Literally.

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitician.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Did Nadler Hit Pause on Contempt by Barr?

by Daveda Gruber:

On Monday Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, has announced that he had reached a deal with the Justice Department over access to evidence related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.

The chairman had said he would hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt. That vote had been scheduled for today but it appears that a pause has been taken.

Nadler, in a statement, announced an agreement with the Justice Department agreeing to turn over some crucial evidence.

Nadler said, “I am pleased to announce that the Department of Justice has agreed to begin complying with our committee’s subpoena by opening Robert Mueller’s most important files to us, providing us with key evidence that the Special Counsel used to assess whether the President and others obstructed justice or were engaged in other misconduct. These documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel.”

Both Democrats and Republicans will have access and probably start sharing documents late Monday.

Nadler said, “Given our conversations with the Department, I will hold the criminal contempt process in abeyance for now. We have agreed to allow the Department time to demonstrate compliance with this agreement. If the Department proceeds in good faith and we are able to obtain everything we need, then there will be no need to take further steps.”

The full House is still expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would authorize Nadler to go to court to enforce the subpoena issued to Barr for special counsel’s full report and underlying evidence.

Nadler’s Monday statement more or less says that he will not go to court immediately to enforce the subpoena.

Nadler cautioned that if “important information is held back,” then the committee would have “no choice but to enforce our subpoena in court and consider other remedies.”

Last week the DOJ said it would revive negotiations with Nadler’s panel over the subpoenaed materials if he removed “any threat of an imminent vote by the House of Representatives to hold the Attorney General in contempt.”

Nadler is playing hard ball and it appears that he rejected the appeal and urged the Justice Department to return to the negotiating table “without conditions.”

The Judiciary Committee voted to hold Barr in contempt last month. This came after the Justice Department did not comply with a subpoena seeking access to an unredacted version of Mueller’s Russia report, which would include underlying documents and evidence.

President Trump used executive privilege over the files in order to protect them from release.

House Democrats are still preparing to move forward on a separate contempt-related resolution to enforce subpoenas. Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn’s names would be on the subpoenas.

The measure is still scheduled to be prepared late Monday in the House Rules Committee and then possible floor action could be taken on Tuesday, if the plan doesn’t change.

Democrats are divided among themselves about what action to take while Republicans appear to be on the same train of thought.

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., praised the Justice Department for making the accommodations. Collins’ did not give Nadler the same credit.

In a statement Collins said, “The Justice Department has yet again offered accommodations to House Democrats, and I am glad Chairman Nadler — for the first time in months — has finally met them at the negotiating table.”

He continued, “Is the chairman prepared to rescind his baseless recommendation to hold the attorney general in contempt, or do House Democrats still plan to green light lawsuits against the attorney general and former White House counsel tomorrow?”

The House Intelligence Committee and the Justice Department had an agreement last month. At the time, the Justice Department agreed to share some documents with Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) committee.

Collins went on to say, “Today’s good faith provision from the administration further debunks claims that the White House is stonewalling Congress, which Chairman Schiff’s successful negotiations with the Justice Department already showed.”

The antics that seem to be swirling around impeachment talks and subpoenas, are taking a lot of time and cost money. If look at Congress, it would appear that members on two sides of the aisle are seeing and hearing the same scenarios but are coming to opposite conclusions.

We all got to see and hear Barr and Mueller speak. Apparently, Democrats and Republicans really do have brains that function differently. I for one do not see any collusion or obstruction screaming out to be heard and dealt with. On the other hand, Democrats seem to think that there is something in the second half of the Mueller report  that they can clutch onto.

AOC Pushing for Magic Mushroom Research

by Daveda Gruber:

On Friday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., filed legislation to make it easier and possibly legal for researchers to study the therapeutic and medical benefits of psychedelic drugs. The drugs would include “magic mushrooms” in the study.

An appropriations bill, as far as Ocasio-Cortez is concerned, needs the amendment to end the rider that prohibits federal money being spent on “any activity that promotes the legalization of any drug or other substance in Schedule I” of the Controlled Substances Act.

There has been research at several universities into their effectiveness in treating mental health issues and addiction with the use of psychedelic drugs.

The Mushrooms were made illegal across the globe during the 1960s and 1970s.

Psilocybin is the active component of so-called “magic mushrooms,” and MDMA, commonly referred to as “ecstasy.” The drug has “shown promise in end of life therapy and treating PTSD,” a summary of Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal says.

The summary states that “Academics and scientists report that provisions like this create [stigma] and insurmountable logistical hurdles to researching Schedule I drugs.”

Mushrooms and peyote are entheogenic substances and have been widely used by Native Americans for centuries. Now it seems that people are looking at them differently.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University recommended that psilocybin be reclassified for medical use. Its benefits include helping treat PTSD, depression and anxiety and helping people stop smoking.

Matthew Johnson, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins told the New York Times, “In the 1960s, they were on the cutting edge of neuroscience research and understanding how the brain worked. But then it got out of the lab.”

Johnson went on to say that as the substances gain more mainstream acceptance for their medical uses, it could be a game changer for treating mental illness.

He said, “I see this as a new era in medicine. The data suggests that psychedelics are powerful behavioral agents.”

AOC could give researchers a way to study the possibilities that the drug has.

She tweeted this:

Okay, I won’t go into all the responses to the tweet but a few were suggesting that maybe AOC has taken LSD. While noting the other statements and tweets that the freshman House Rep. has said or posted in the past, This was not such a wild accusation.

One Twitter user tweeted this:

Voters in Denver passed a measure in May that makes the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms by those 21 years of age or older Denver’s “lowest law-enforcement priority.” People seem to be for this in certain areas of the country. Denver’s cannabis businesses are not permitted to sale of this drug but its users are not arrested or prosecuted.

This past Tuesday, Oakland City Council passed a resolution to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms.

This vote would make the investigation and arrest of adults who grow, possess, use or distribute entheogenic plants one of the lowest priorities for police. No more city funds could be used to enforce laws which criminalize the substances. The Alameda County district attorney would stop prosecuting people who have been apprehended for use or possession.

Coming up on Monday, the House Rules Committee, which prepares bills for action on the floor, will decide whether either or both of the drug policy reform amendments will be allowed for votes when the full body considers the funding legislation later in the week.

Altogether, more than 500 amendments have been submitted to the spending bill so far..

Let me be clear that I don’t know the sensation that people get when ingesting ‘magic mushrooms’ but I hope that it helps with mental illness, including depression.

I do know, by way of research, that similar to an LSD trip, tripping on magic mushrooms can cause a distorted sense of space, time and reality. Like LSD, magic mushrooms don’t technically cause hallucinations, or visions of things that aren’t actually there. Instead, they distort the perception of actual objects.

Some people may enjoy a distorted perception but I for one, will not try the drug.

Hang em High

As Americans and freedom loving humans across the world memorialized D-Day, Progressives joined in with the understanding that the D stood for Diversity and that A, B, and C deserved their day as well, never mind LBGT and Q.

So many consonants, so little sense.

It goes without saying it wouldn’t be a week without some Liberal coming to the forefront who is also in need of serious psychiatric care.

During this seven day window, Mark I can’t stop talking Cuban decided his meds were optional and began ranting about how AI (Artificial Intelligence) is going to take over the world.

AI better hurry as according to the head bartender in the Progressive Party there’s only twelve years left.

Cuban blubbered about things he doesn’t understand (what else is new) trying to get his need to Belong met.

Of course the takeover of AI would be an improvement over the NI (No Intelligence) Democrats who are roaming around now bleating, defecating, and urinating anywhere and everywhere.

This is the kind of behavior that leads to disease, famine, and eventually strife.

Speaking of strife and paraphrasing Clausewitz, politics is an extension of war.

I can hear the Libs now. Clause who?

It doesn’t matter Libs. Your one celled amoeba-like brain function can barely understand Santa Claus, and because you are not getting as many free presents as you’d like, have decided to ratchet up the heat in America’s political kitchen.

The heat was intentionally increased by Nancy Pelosi’s proclamation that she wants President Trump in prison.

Let us join in with the increase and proclaim Nancy Pelosi is guilty of Treason and we want her dealt with like any other traitor.

Dangling at the end of a rope.

Yes, it appears it’s going to be that kind of column.

What’s amazing about today’s politics is twofold in the sense that Donald Trump is not guilty of collusion with anyone, while the Liberals are guilty of colluding with Putin (Uranium, Crimea, “flexibility”) Iran (Valerie Jarrett, helicopter drop of cash, John Kerry) and openly supporting Hamas, also known as the Palestinian Authority.

The Islamic/anti-Semitism(redundancy) flowing through the Democratic Party continues forward through CAIR and with new mouthpieces known as Tlaib and Omar.

Of course those who attempt to paint them as “far left” while labeling Pelosi a “moderate” Democrat are either foolish, lacking in memory, or both.

Pelosi has been working with the Islamists for years and declared on camera that Hamas was a “humanitarian organization”.

That statement, along with millions of dollars sent to the “Palestinians” by those who control the Congressional purse strings is treasonous by any definition as Hamas has been labeled a terrorist organization for quite a while.

The RINO Republicans have been aiding and abetting Pelosi and friends by either ignoring this behavior or openly joining by referring to this egregious behavior as the “two State solution”.

Furthermore the RINOS continue to hinder any and all attempts to close our Southern border by hamstringing or overtly threatening Donald Trump.

The Party of the Chamber of Commerce is lining their pockets as Americans are murdered EVERY DAY by foreign nationals here illegally.

The fictional character Gordon Gecko once stated “greed is good”.

Trust me when I say this RINOS.

You won’t be able to spend that money when you are strung up next to Humanitarian Hamas Pelosi.

HHP is calling for President Trump to be imprisoned.

I have no doubt cowards like Romney and Amash would love to see that happen.

Unfortunately for those who spit on the United States Constitution and are responsible for the deaths of American citizens, prison will not be an option.

Brave, concerned, and righteous Americans continue to ask me, when Jason when?

When will we remove the corruption and criminality staring us directly in the face, exterminating our fellow brothers and sisters.

When?

President Trump has done such an impressive job, the wolves have been pushed back, not only from the door but have begun to fight amongst themselves.

Still, with the incredible pressure, debt, and voter fraud happening in America, this next voting cycle (if we make it that far) will see a stunning amount of crime and criminal acts.

The Progressives are too stupid to stop their behavior and by that measure cannot afford to lose.

There are always many possibilities in life but as I look at the political spectrum of “impeachment” and “prison” while adding in the large amount of seats the Republicans have to defend in the Senate, having already lost the House (and probably will again) “when” is closer than many think and closer than some can handle.

The question must change from “when” to “how”.

American courage, communication, and preparation.

When the call does arrive those on the outside looking in will not enjoy the view.

The only saving grace for them will be that their view be extinguished along with their ability to breathe.

This is the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave.

We will not go quietly into that good night.

We aren’t going anywhere.

It’s the traitors who will be leaving feet first.

The Reckoning has already started.

Find those shoulders and get ready to roar !!!

Jason Kraus

www.aleadernotapolitican.com

www.freeamericanetwork.com

Who Wore it Better?

by Daveda Gruber:

When you are as beautiful as First Lady Melania Trump, your fashion sense will be out for the world to see. As the first lady accompanied President Donald Trump on their five day state visit to Europe, they headed for Air Force One to end the successful trip.

FLOTUS has fashion experts’ full attention when she goes out in public and this trip had the ‘fashion police’ on full alert.

Melania was compared to Jackie Kennedy in an outfit she wore as the first couple boarded Air Force One at Shannon Airport to return to the U.S.

The First Lady looked elegant on Friday donning in a beige Burberry trench coat and black Louboutin pumps. The outfit was topped off with a baby blue Hermes headscarf paired with oversized sunglasses.

The scarf and sunglasses are what made the look go viral.

Jackie Kennedy was a lovely first lady and always seemed to have a wonderful fashion sense.

Melania knocked the look ‘out of the park’.  She wowed on-lookers and photographers as she walked to the plane in Ireland with her hair shielded to the wind in her baby blue scarf.

Our First Lady is not only beautiful, but she is doing a wonderful job with children as her priority, as one of her official public and ceremonial duties.

Here is what FLOTUS Report had to say on Twitter:

Have Tariff Threats Inspired Mexico to Deploy Military?

by Daveda Gruber:

Tariffs are set to be imposed on Mexico by the Trump administration unless our southern neighbor stops the flow of illegal migrants using the country to cross into the U.S.

Mexico has gotten the message that tariffs would be used as a punishment because of the country’s ineptness at stopping migrants who walk and take buses through the terrain to cross legally and illegally into America.

Reports are claiming allegations that Mexico’s negotiators with Washington have offered to deploy 6,000 National Guard troops to the border with Guatemala without delay. Also, it is reported that they will do an overhaul of asylum protocols which would require asylum seekers to request permanent refuge in the first country they arrive in after fleeing their home countries.

It is not known yet If Mexico’s efforts will satisfy the White House.

All Central American migrants would therefore not be coming to the United States and instead stay in Mexico as permanent refugees as this would be the first country that they arrive in after fleeing their homeland.

Because so many migrants have abused the system, the Trump administration has already begun requiring asylum applicants to wait in Mexico while they are being processed.

The talks between the U.S. and Mexico have been going well but there isn’t a deal yet that is certain to be accepted by the U.S.

On Thursday Mexico’s financial intelligence agency has made an announcement that it had frozen the bank accounts of 26 people who it claimed “have presumably participated in migrant smuggling and the organization of illegal migrant caravans.”

Money transfers have been detected from central Mexico to six Mexican border cities which are presumed to be related to the caravans.

In the midst of all this President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico stated that the Mexican government does not “act against anybody to please any foreign government.”

The Mexican president may not want to please the U.S. but he still managed to deploy about 200 Mexican military police, immigration agents and federal police to block the advance of about 1,000 Central American migrants who were walking north along a southern Mexico highway.

This move is showing that they are taking a tough stance on migrants walking through the country.

This particular “caravan” of people, which includes women and children, set out from Ciudad Hidalgo at the Mexico-Guatemala border. They were headed for Tapachula which is the principal city in the region while state and local police accompanied the caravan.

Officials blocked the highway near the community of Metapa, which is about 11 miles from Tapachula. It got a little messy and unarmed agents had to wrestle some of the migrants to the ground.

Most of the migrants did comply with authorities and boarded buses or immigration agency vans. Some of these migrant fainted or fell to the ground. One man needed medical attention.

While this was going on, police in Mexico City detained Irineo Mujica, who is the head of the migrant aide group, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, and Cristobal Sanchez, who is a migrant activist.

When the tariffs were announced by President Trump last week, he promised that they would swiftly increase if no action was taken by the Mexican government.

On May 30th Trump said in two tweets, “On June 10th, the United States will impose a 5% Tariff on all goods coming into our Country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our Country, STOP. The Tariff will gradually increase until the Illegal Immigration problem is remedied, … ..at which time the Tariffs will be removed. Details from the White House to follow.”

Trump tweeted this on May 30:

A statement released by the White House on Thursday read:

“If Mexico still has not taken action to dramatically reduce or eliminate the number of illegal aliens crossing its territory into the United States, Tariffs will be increased to 15 percent on August 1, 2019, to 20 percent on September 1, 2019, and to 25 percent on October 1, 2019. Tariffs will permanently remain at the 25 percent level unless and until Mexico substantially stops the illegal inflow of aliens coming through its territory.”

“Thousands of innocent lives are taken every year as a result of this lawless chaos.  It must end NOW! … Mexico’s passive cooperation in allowing this mass incursion constitutes an emergency and extraordinary threat to the national security and economy of the United States.”

FOX News reported that White House Sources say that Mexico would need to step up security efforts on the border, target transnational smugglers, crack down on illicit bus lines and align with the U.S. on a workable asylum policy. Mexico could use certain so-called choke points on the southern border to curb illegal migration sharply,

Arrests and apprehensions have increased drastically in the past few months. More than 4,000 individuals have been apprehended at the border with children who are not their own but a backlog of more than 800,000 cases.

Still, asylum applicants have increasingly been staying in the U.S. even after their claims for asylum have been denied for having an insufficient or unfounded personalized fear of persecution.

Last year, the Justice Department eliminated gang violence and domestic abuse as a possible justification for seeking asylum. After all, we have those problems here in the U.S., so, no one is escaping this by coming here.

U.S. border patrol agents have been working hard in their efforts to protect our border but Mexico has to help out here.

America is full up. We can no longer afford to help our own homeless Americans.

Trump is showing strength and it seems to be working. We cannot let illegal migrants walk through our border any longer. This has to stop and the time is NOW!

Flynn Abruptly Fires Legal Team While Awaiting Sentencing

by Daveda Gruber:

While awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to charges in his criminal case, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn abruptly fired his legal team.

A new legal team has already been retained by Flynn who, in an interesting move, has cut his relationship with the law firm Covington & Burling which had represented Flynn in the past.

A two page motion was filed by the well-respected legal team Flynn has used since the start of the Russia probe. Covington lawyers Robert Kelner and Stephen Anthony in D.C. federal court on Thursday. The attorneys asked the court for permission to formerly withdraw from the case.

The motion read, “General Flynn has notified the undersigned that he is terminating Covington & Burling LLP as his counsel and has already retained new counsel for this matter.”

It is not known, as of yet, which law firm has been hired by Flynn.

During an interview in January 2017, Flynn had pleaded guilty to providing false statements to the FBI. In December 2016, he admitted to lying about his communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Flynn had spent a lot of time with former Special Counsel Mueller and federal prosecutors and was fully cooperating with them.

Flynn’s friends and family have accused Mueller’s team of deception and argued that Flynn was tricked into pleading guilty. Some have urged Flynn to seek to withdraw his plea. Maybe that is the next order of business?

Flynn has not wavered from asking Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, to delay his sentencing while he continued his government cooperation.

Sullivan has yet to set a sentencing date even though Flynn attended a sentencing hearing in December 2018.

Federal prosecutors have refused to release a transcript of recorded conversations between Flynn and Kislyak that Sullivan had requested in May. Prosecutors stated that the transcript was not relevant in ascertaining that Flynn was guilty or in making a sentencing recommendation.

Remember that this was a part of the Robert Mueller Russian probe and as we have come to learn, those people are out for blood.

I don’t know if General Flynn is innocent or guilty but I can tell you this, the investigation went out of control and people in every walk of life who had dealings with then citizen Donald J. Trump and now President Trump were dragged through the mud.

Personally, I believe that Flynn is a good man and didn’t deserve to have all this dumped on him.