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US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Aide to New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz busted for allegedly stealing $80K from campaign
[NYPOST] A top staffer to veteran Brooklyn state Assemblyman Felix Ortiz was busted Thursday for allegedly stealing $80,000 from a campaign account, officials said.

Maruf Alam, 29, of Kensington, served as Ortiz’s chief of staff and represented the Assembly member at community events.

Alam is expected to be presented in Brooklyn federal court later Thursday in a case prosecuted by Eastern District US Attorney Richard Donoghue’s office and the FBI.

Ortiz, first elected in 1994, is the assistant Assembly speaker, the fifth-highest-ranked member of the Democrat-run house.

He represents the 51st Assembly District, which includes Red Hook and Sunset Park.

"They were very close. I saw them together all the time," said a source who’s known Ortiz for years.

Ortiz has $156,174.19 in his Assembly campaign account, according to his most recent report filed with the Board of Elections. He hasn’t faced a serious challenge for his seat in years.
Posted by: Fred || 08/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pakistaini or bl*ck muzzlimb?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Maruf Alam, alias 'Mitu'. By name he sounds like an Indian bengali, possibly Bangladeshi.

The media however, insists he's nothing but a Brooklyn Man.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/09/2019 10:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Jailhouse conversion or was he born that way?
Posted by: jpal || 08/09/2019 16:31 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Latest Biden blunder: ‘Poor kids' are just as bright as ‘white kids'
Lulz. Gaffe Machine is self-unaware
[NY Post] Gaffe-prone presidential hopeful Joe Biden put his foot in his mouth during an Iowa campaign stop on Thursday when he told a group of predominately Asian and Hispanic voters that "poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids."

Biden committed the stunning blunder while speaking about education at a town hall with the Asian and Latino Coalition in Des Moines, where he's campaigning and fundraising for the 2020 Democratic primary.

"We should challenge students in these schools and have advanced placement programs in these schools. We have this notion that somehow if you're poor, you cannot do it," Biden said at the event, according to video of his remarks.

"Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids," he added.

Biden almost immediately went into damage control mode, quickly adding: "wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids, no I really mean it, but think how we think about it."

But President Trump's campaign quickly seized on the tongue slip, with his "rapid response director" Andrew Clark tweeting out a video clip of the remark.

"Yikes…have fun mitigating that one," he tweeted.
Posted by: Frank G || 08/09/2019 09:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Damn white kids and their mental brilliance!

Posted by: DarthVader || 08/09/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  He also said this..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Hey Joe, you know that there are more poor white kids than any other brand out there.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/09/2019 11:07 Comments || Top||

#4  And poor why? Needs to be discussed also. Washington has subsidized black poverty since the 1960s
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#5  He forgot the poor wealthy black kids. They can be talented alright, and then some.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/09/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  So Biden assumes just black kids can be poor? Joe has some issues that will haunt him if he runs for POTUS. Family corruption for one thing.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/09/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#7  By definition, the parents of dumb white kids are too stupid to recognize the slur. Plenty of union goons lining up to vote for lunch box joe.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||

#8  In the current climate, he's kind of endearing. Politically incorrect, harmless. Not threatening to doxx anyone or telling people to "get in their faces," "bring a gun to a knife fight" etc.

You get the sense that he means no harm, bears no malice. No wonder African-Americans overwhelmingly support him instead of the Dem haters: unlike white overeducated liberals, A-A's tend not to have stupid illusions about life and other humans.

In any event, better a goofy pol than a violence-inciting one.
Posted by: Lex || 08/09/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#9  He appears to be goodhearted, bumbling Uncle Joe, but between his hands-on policy and a couple of nasty political things reported about him over the years, one senses a willingness to play hardball in smoky back rooms.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/09/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Bet he wishes he'd run against Hillary in the 2016 primaries. But then there's the chance he'd have met with an 'unfortunate accident' on the campaign trail.
Posted by: jpal || 08/09/2019 16:07 Comments || Top||

Ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Sues Over What He Calls Wrongful Firing
[NPR] Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has sued the Trump administration for what he calls his "unlawful" termination, arguing that his firing last year was the result of improper political interference by the president.

"It was Trump's unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him," the complaint alleges.
Told you she should've been charged
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/09/2019 07:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I am not a lawyer, but it seems to me that the President can fire any one in the executive branch he wants to (except civil servants).

Peter Strzok s doing the same thing.

Both of their pictures are in the dictionary right next to the entry for chutzpah.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/09/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Good for both Strozk and McCabe - let them enjoy the sensation of spending untold thousands of dollars on legal fees.
Posted by: Raj || 08/09/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Right, Raj, except it wouldn't surprise me in the least to hear that the donks were picking up the tab(s).
Posted by: PBMcL || 08/09/2019 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought POTUS could fire anyone in the bureaucracy. IMHO McCabe is an idiot to bring such a law suit. But go ahead Andy, just more light shined on Obama's corrupt government.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/09/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe he's hoping the Dems pay him off to drop the case as discovery may be a little hair raising for some.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/09/2019 17:11 Comments || Top||

#6  The only wrongfullness about this firing was that they used the wrong caliber. Should have used an old 16 pounder, double shotted with grape.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/09/2019 18:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Heh... maybe Trump sould get some pointers on firing people from Kim (N Korea)...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/09/2019 20:12 Comments || Top||

Andrew Yang Qualifies for Sept Dem Debate
[NYTimes] Andrew Yang Becomes 9th Democrat to Qualify for the Next Debate
Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur, earned 2 percent support in a new poll, adding him to the group of Democratic presidential candidates who will go to Houston in September.

Julian Castro is one poll away from qualifying
Tulsi Gabbard is three polls away
Tom Steyer is one poll and lots of donors away
Kristen Gillibrand is 3 polls and some donors away
Inslee and Williamson are close on donors but 4 polls away
Posted by: lord garth || 08/09/2019 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It will be interesting to see when the primaries start whether they follow this debate system.
Posted by: Bernardz || 08/09/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2  So, any of the names highlighted in yellow may miss the cut because Mr. Yang drew donations or polling numbers that might have gone to the others. Gawd I love our political campaign system.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

BREAKING: Download Bruce Ohr's Just Released 302's via Judicial Watch
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Which is heavily redacted and essentially reveals nothing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/09/2019 1:50 Comments || Top||

#2  the docs give more detail about the time line

for example, Oct 21, 2016 was the date the FISA court was asked to approve surveillance of Carter Page (who btw was never charged with any violation of any kind). Ohr evidently knew, by Nov 22, 2016 that Steele (known by a code name by then) was rabidly anti Trump. We also know from other sources that this 'rabidly anti Trump' bias was never given to the FISA court. We also know from other sources that the FISA surveillance on Page was renewed THREE TIMES (it is possible there was other evidence was provided beyond the initial filing but if it were not or if the other evidence was weak, these subsequent FISA requests were illegal.
Posted by: lord garth || 08/09/2019 3:42 Comments || Top||

#3  The alleged Bureau interest in Carter Page appears to have been terminated as soon as he departed the Trump Campaign team. His placement and access to the team was likely being exploited hence the three renewals. No one has ever mentioned what additional incriminating information was provided to the FISA court which would have supported renewals? No charges were ever brought against Page. When the Comey-FISA issue began to surface, Page quickly assumed the role of victim.

Carter Page was a former Naval intelligence officer who reportedly had worked with the Bureau in the past. I suspect he was witting of his role.

Of course I could be wrong and all this was simply a beltway coincidence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/09/2019 6:15 Comments || Top||

JW: Comey Caught With @RealDonaldTrump FBI Files In His House.
[Judicial Watch] HUGE: Comey Caught With @RealDonaldTrump FBI Files In His House. @JudicialWatch lawsuit gets the docs. JW battles FBI stonewall and cover up of Page-Strzok docs in federal court. PLUS Judicial Watch to get Bruce Ohr FBI 302s this week!
Posted by: Frank G || 08/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And nothing will be done as usual.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/09/2019 14:07 Comments || Top||

Twitter locks McConnell campaign’s account over video of protesters
[NYPOST] Twitter locked Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign account after he posted a video of protesters gathered in front of his Kentucky home, shouting that he should "die" and break his "little raggedy wrinkled-ass neck," the company said.

McConnell’s campaign posted the video Tuesday morning after his camp traded jabs with freshman Rep. Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
, who slammed McConnell after young supporters of his were pictured "groping and choking" a life-sized cardboard cutout of her.

"Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and liberal Twitter personalities are trying to dox some underage kids for taking a photo with a cutout at the Fancy Farm political picnic and are cheering on thousands of accounts calling for Senator McConnell to ’break his neck,’ " the campaign wrote in the tweet that accompanied the video.

In the video, which has been taken down by Twitter, a protester in front of McConnell’s house is heard shouting that he should "die."

"This is this b‐h’s house. He’s in there nursing his little broken arm. He should’ve broken his little raggedy wrinkled-ass neck," the protester says.

"Just stab the motherf‐-r in the heart, please," she adds.

"Retire!" another one of the demonstrators says, according to the video.

"Nah; f‐k that. He’ll get a pension," the other protester shouts back. "Die!"

Twitter temporarily locked the account because the video violated its violent threats policy, "specifically threats involving physical safety," the company said in a statement.

But McConnell’s camp wasn’t buying it and blasted the social media giant for hypocrisy, saying threats against the senator have trended nationally.

"Twitter will allow the words ’Massacre Mitch’ to trend nationally on their platform. But locks our account for posting actual threats against us. We appealed and Twitter stood by their decision, saying our account will remain locked until we delete the video," McConnell’s campaign manager Kevin Golden said in a statement.

Posted by: Fred || 08/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  (SH)itter is what it is...
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 08/09/2019 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Shut it down.
It's nothing more than an accelerant for hatred.
Posted by: Lex || 08/09/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Stewaht Vahney is a huge sh*ttah shill, also a PayPal and Squah shill. Another reason to chuck FauxBusiness...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/09/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Just do the usual fed game of raiding and shutting down, as a platform utilized in a conspiracy for suppressing the vote in an upcoming election. When they decry suppression of free speech, just laugh in their face. One set of rules for me and another set of rules for thee, really?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/09/2019 13:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Several national Republican organizations have cancelled their Twitter advertising buys in response, so that may be a half million dollar loss in revenue, not a significant loss in revenue for the company, but a bit more than a fleabite nonetheless. I saw an article about it earlier, but now can’t find it — sorry.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/09/2019 13:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Yet HamAss and Antifa have full Twitter support...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/09/2019 14:24 Comments || Top||

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  US slaps Hezbollah financier with 5-year prison sentence, $50m. fine
Thu 2019-08-08
  Clashes erupt between Indian, Pakistani forces in Kashmir
Wed 2019-08-07
  Algeria: court issues arrest warrant on Khaled Nezzar, ex-General accused of alleged mass killings in the 1990s
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  Indian Kashmir Dissolved.
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  Special Forces arrest Taliban fighter disguised in women’s dress
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