[WAPO] An internal investigation by a law firm hired by the Humane Society of the United States has identified three complaints of sexual harassment by chief executive Wayne Pacelle and found that senior female leaders said their warnings about his conduct went unheeded, according to two people familiar with the matter and a Humane Society memo describing the investigation.
The investigation also found the nonprofit agency, one of the country’s biggest animal charities, had offered settlements to three other workers who said they were demoted or dismissed after reporting Pacelle’s alleged behavior, according to the Humane Society memo.
Investigators from the law firm Morgan Lewis, who interviewed 33 people, including Pacelle, also reported that there was a perception within the Humane Society that certain women owed their career success to romantic relationships with the chief executive.
[POLITICO] Perennial Presidential Campaigner Hillary Crooked Hillary Clinton ... former first lady, former secretary of state, former presidential candidate, Conqueror of Benghazi, Heroine of Tuzla, formerly described by her supporters as the smartest woman in the world, usually described by the rest of us as The Thing That Wouldn't Go Away... personally "overruled" a recommendation that she fire a top campaign staffer accused of sexual harassment in 2008, her campaign manager at the time said Monday.
Patti Solis Doyle, who headed Clinton's presidential bid when a young female staffer accused senior adviser Burns Strider of repeatedly sexually harassing her, told CNN she urged Clinton to dismiss Strider, but the Democratic candidate rejected the recommendation.
"I was overruled," Solis Doyle said in her first public remarks since news of the harassment controversy was reported by The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... on Friday.
Strider, according to the Times, was kept on the campaign at Clinton's behest despite the allegations of misconduct. The Clinton faith adviser was docked several weeks' pay and told to undergo counseling in response, the Times reports. Strider went on to lead an independent organization that backed Clinton's candidacy in 2016.
[ESPN] "We have consistently maintained that we are cognizant and sensitive to both sides of the discussion. While we recognize many of our fans have a long-standing attachment to Chief Wahoo, I'm ultimately in agreement with Commissioner Manfred's desire to remove the logo from our uniforms in 2019."
...Not so much PC as a little bit of old fashioned extortion on the part of MLB: "Gee, nice All-Star game you guys are supposed to have there next year. Be a shame if something happened to it..."
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01/30/2018 6:11 Comments ||
Once a year, around Albuquerque there's a Gathering of Nations. Seen a lot of indigenous people proudly wearing those. Wonder if the SJW bothered to ask that general public what they thought about it rather than their in house lap dogs?
If you love publishing anonymously sourced, unverified, suspiciously partisan leaks regarding national security but fret about public claims made by Congress as part of its Constitutional oversight duties, you might be a journalist.
They really don't get that they're fake news. In the movie that they're watching, this is the valiant free press standing up to a fascist dictator. The fact that they might be the bad guys is unheard-of. If the law enforcement agencies massively violated federal law and the media is trying to help them cover it up, that's what happens in that part of the movie! How else do you get the happy ending where democracy is thwarted and Trump is removed?
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01/30/2018 0:39 Comments ||
They live in such a rarefied atmosphere, they can't tell that they've reduced brain cell count.
[San Diego Union-Tribune] man who was in the United States under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, and another man whose DACA protections had expired, were arrested on suspicion of human smuggling in two separate incidents last week, federal officials said Monday.
The DACA program gave unauthorized immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children two-year renewable permits protecting them from deportation and allowing them to work.
In September, President Donald Trump announced the program would end in March 2018. The first instance happened on Wednesday near Torrey Pines State Beach.
Border agents were sent to the area after a resident spotted what appeared to be a smuggling incident, federal officials said. Further investigation led agents to a vehicle suspected of being involved, which they pulled over on Interstate 5 near Dairy Mart Road about 12:10 p.m.
Three men were inside: the driver, a 20-year-old DACA recipient whose status had expired, and two Mexican nationals, ages 21 and 22, suspected of being in the country illegally.
[Daily Caller] Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich doubled down on his faith in President Donald Trump and mocked Hillary Clinton for appearing in a comedy sketch at the Grammy Awards.
"[Trump’s] not going to give up putting America first. He’s not going to give up fighting for small business, fighting for deregulation, fighting for lower taxes. But I think he has learned over the last year," Gingrich said Monday on "Fox & Friends." "He’s had a year now to be president. He’s clearly learned a lot of lessons. There’s no reason for him to know coming into office, the differences between a billionaire in business and being the president of the United States."
"I always said he is a very smart guy," Gingrich said. "He didn’t get to be that wealthy by being stupid. He didn’t beat 16 Republicans in the primaries by being stupid."
Gingrich believes that Trump winning the presidency has made Clinton politically irrelevant, and said his success continues to drive Democrats crazy.
"Just think about this weekend, Hillary Clinton on TV sadly reading out of a weird book, while Donald Trump is preparing a state of the union. That’s not a world anybody on the left thought was possible. And so I think he can afford to be generous and say, let’s find a way to work together," Gingrich said.
It appears some members of the California congressional delegation will be bringing illegals to the SOTU, some demonstrations are planned, some are wearing black to honor BLM and Steyer (who the dems don't realize is supporting them to get his environmental agenda passed and make Billions for himself with some of his business ventures) is going to run adds during the address calling for Trump's resignation to include some Goldwateresque allusions to Trump being too reckless to be allowed to have control over our nuclear arsenal (they never have anything new in their playbook).
Seems the dems are well on their way to recreating the 1964 convention in Chicago where their own out of control antics resulted in a Republican landslide. Worse yet, while some pundits are predicting the republicans are in trouble for the mid terms, the continuing economic good news and the continuing saga of the leftist Zero's totalitarian executive branch are going to tilt the playing field.
[Daily Caller] Two Republican senators helped kill a 20-week abortion ban in the Senate on Monday evening.
The Senate voted 51-46 in favor of the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which was short of the 60 votes required to proceed to a final vote under current Senate rules.
Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine both voted against the bill, which would have prohibited abortions on unborn babies after 20 weeks, the age at which they can feel pain, with exceptions in cases ripe, incest or to save the life of the mother.
[FoxNews] The House Intelligence Committee on Monday evening voted to release a classified memo circulating in Congress that purportedly reveals government surveillance abuses.
The vote was announced to reporters by California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the committee, who called it a “very sad day, I think, in the history of this committee.”
President Trump now has five days to decide whether he has any objections before the memo can be publicly released.
Last week, a top Justice Department official urged House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes not to release the memo, saying it would be “extraordinarily reckless” and could harm national security and ongoing investigations.
The four-page memo is being described by GOP lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia.
Those who have seen the document suggest it reveals what role the unverified anti-Trump "dossier" played in the application for a surveillance warrant on at least one Trump associate.
The vote came the same day that it was reported that FBI official Andrew McCabe has left his post as deputy director.
The White House seems to favor the memo's release, but wouldn’t explicitly say whether the president will back the effort.
“We want full transparency,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday. “That's what we have said all along.”
Sanders said they were letting the process play out before officially weighing in.
On Sunday, FBI Director Christopher Wray went to the Capitol on Sunday to view the four-page memo, sources told Fox News.
According to one source, Wray was asked to point out inaccuracies or other issues with the wording -- and said he would need “his people to take a look at it.” The source said the review is ongoing.
South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, who helped write the four-page memo, said Sunday he wants it made public.
He also suggested the memo indeed addresses whether the FBI relied at least in part on the dossier -- paid for partially by Democrats and the Clinton campaign during the 2016 presidential election -- to apply to a secret federal court to get a surveillance warrant, purportedly on then-Trump adviser Carter Page.
“If you … want to know whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, whether or not it was vetted before it was used. … If you are interested in who paid for the dossier … then, yes, you'll want the memo to come out,” Gowdy told “Fox News Sunday.”
The dossier was compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and contained opposition research on Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Steele was hired by the U.S. firm Fusion GPS, which commissioned the research with funding from the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. At the same time, the firm was allegedly doing work to help the Russian government fight sanctions.
Requests for surveillance warrants are made through the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, also known as the FISA court, and target suspected foreign spies inside the United States.
As I have said earlier, I suspect we'll discover that DNC and Clinton Foundation dollars found their way to Russian intelligence agents. Additionally, at the behest of US Intelligence, the UK's GSHQ conducted electronic monitoring against Trump associates and campaign personnel.
At the bottom of it all, a corrupt FISA process along with Soetoro and Deep State puppet master John Brennan.
AND now some nameless FBI official from counterintelligence and an FBI lawyer have reviewed the memo and did not find "any factual errors."
Adam Schiff(less) is probably going to be the designated Squirrel on this and I expect him to be on every tv channel from now to Easter, Good Morning America, the View, Meet the Press, etc., ad infiniteum, ad nauseum, ad absurdum.
[TheBlackSphere] Another crooked Obama administration bureaucrat uncovered in 2018.
Jeffrey Wertkin served as a trial attorney in the civil division of the United States Department of Justice from 2010 to April 2016. Apparently after only 6 years in the Obama administration, the Georgetown-education attorney with a Ph.D. along with his J.D. decided on a life of crime.
As Above the Law reported,
Jeffrey Wertkin blew up his own career. This we know ‐ hell, he knew it the second he was arrested last February, when he told the arresting agent, "My life is over." (Yeah, he was also wearing a disguise that included a wig at the time of his arrest.) But the $64,000 question underlying the arrest of the once-successful Georgetown-educated lawyer has always been, "Why?" Why did someone with such a successful legal career throw it all away?
Wertkin likely saw how others in the Obama administration behaved and decided to go for it. Thus the former Justice Department prosecutor sought to sell sealed lawsuits brought by whistleblowers. His clients would be the targets of pending investigations, according to a Washington Post report.
Wertkin gathered up the documents before he left the Justice Department in April 2016. Next, he went to work for an influential D.C. law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he planned to hatch his nefarious plan.
Wertkin planned to acquire clients by offering to sell the sealed complaints and his services to defend against them. A "just add water" law practice.
Unfortunately for Wertkin, the plan was foiled, and he was arrested last January. He was caught trying to sell a sealed federal lawsuit to a Silicon Valley tech company for $310,000.
Not surprisingly, the legacy Obama Justice Department has no idea how Wertkin acquired access to complaints for cases to which he was not assigned. But given all we’ve learned about the flimsy nature of things at the Justice Department, most Americans are not quite as surprised.
Wertkins has pleaded guilty to charges of obstructing justice and transporting stolen property. As part of his plea agreement, Wertkin has promised to speak with Justice Department supervisors about how he was able to get away with the sealed documents. Who knows what they uncover about the inner workings of the most crooked administration in American history.
According to the Post, Wertkin went against the typical Leftists tactic of denial. Instead, Wertkin said in a court hearing that he was aware that stealing the documents was illegal. Further, he acknowledged that he intentionally lied to the Justice Department about taking the complaints with him when he left.
In his plea agreement, Wertkin admitted that he stole the sealed complaints. He said he stole them because he thought they would help him drum up clients at his new job.
"I began secretly reviewing and collecting complaints to identify clients to solicit for business when I was in practice and, thereby, to make myself more successful at Akin Gump," the plea agreement reads. Plea agreement? Released for time.... inconvenienced ?
No surprise to learn that a Leftist looked for an easy way to begin his new career.
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[Al Arabia] Hamas says one of its senior officials has died, three weeks after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his weapon in Gaza.
Spokesman Hazem Qassem said on Tuesday that Imad al-Alami had been unconscious since the Jan. 9 shooting.
Hamas initially hastily announced al-Alami died naturally but later said he shot himself while checking his weapon at his Gaza City home and was in critical condition.
The 62-year-old al-Alami held several key posts as a member of Hamas’ policy-making body and lived in Syria before returning to Gaza in 2012. He remained a prominent official though not a member of the current politburo.
After the 2014 Israel-Hamas war, he traveled to Turkey for treatment for an injury in which he lost a leg. Hamas said he was wounded in the war.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.