Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks was arrested last week in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Assange faces extradition to the US, where he faces charges for publishing classified information on his Wikileaks site. The case is linked to documents Assange received from former Army soldier Chelsea Manning in 2010.
There have been calls to investigate texts that were sent by former Michelle Obama aide to the Prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case.
Tchen, a friend of the Smollett family, contacted prosecutors early in the case saying the family were not happy with how the case was progressing. However, after it emerged that Smollett had falsely accused the two men of hate crimes against him, and the charges against Smollett were suddenly dropped; there have been calls to investigate Tchen’s full involvement in the case.
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said Friday that Hillary Clinton’s attorney has been in contact with the Justice Department throughout the investigation into her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
“David Kendall is her top counsel and he has been in touch with the Justice Department throughout this review. We’ve always been very upfront about that,” Fallon said in an interview on CNN.
The FBI has already interviewed Clinton’s closest aide, Huma Abedin, as well as some other Clinton confidantes, CNN reported Thursday. However, in an interview with MSNBC Tuesday, Clinton said that the FBI had still not contacted her “representatives.”
Fallon did not address Clinton’s apparent mistruth. Instead, the spokesman confirmed Clinton’s claim that the FBI still had not contacted her.
“She said no, because the honest answer is it hasn’t happened yet,” Fallon said. “But whenever they do, we’ll be happy to accommodate that and make it happen.”
In the same Tuesday interview, Clinton denied that foreign hackers breached her server. Fallon and the State Department have stood by her assertion, despite the Romanian hacker Guccifer’s claim Wednesday that he easily hacked into Clinton’s email.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has decided not to take any further action against David Petraeus, a former U.S. military commander and CIA director who pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
The short letter was sent by Stephen Hedger, the assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs, and the decision is in line with an Army review.
It was addressed to Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Senator John McCain and Senator Jack Reed, who had recently asked Carter not to take further action.
The Pentagon could have potentially sought to further reprimand Petraeus under military law.
In April, the retired four-star general was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine but was spared prison time after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.
Petraeus, a counter-insurgency expert with a Princeton University doctorate, served stints as the top U.S. commander in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and was once considered a possible vice presidential or presidential candidate.
He resigned from the CIA in 2012 after it was revealed that he was having an affair with his biographer, Army Reserve officer Paula Broadwell.
With all this Muslim terrorism plaguing the world, perhaps it is time to take a look at a country not suffering the same fate and analyze exactly why that is…
…Muslim terrorists can be proud: their share in world terrorist attacks is now close to 100%.
What Japan did to avoid problems related to Muslims was much simpler and cheaper; Japan is practically closed to Muslims.
Officially, immigration to Japan is not closed to Muslims. But the number of the immigration permits given to the applicants from Islamic countries is very low. Obtaining a working visa is not easy for adepts of Islam, even if they are physicians, engineers and managers sent by foreign companies that are active in the region. As a result, Japan is “a country without Muslims”.
A day ago he was just another tourist on a train. On Saturday, U.S. Airman First Class Spencer Stone was treated for knife wounds in a hospital in France and applauded by world leaders for foiling what officials called an attempted terrorist attack.
Stone was touring Europe with two friends he grew up with in California. The three men in their 20s helped overpower a Kalashnikov-toting suspected Islamist militant on a high speed train heading for Paris from Amsterdam.
Among the other heroes of the nighttime drama was a Frenchman on his way to the toilet who first tried to tackle the assailant as he entered the carriage, and a 62-year-old Briton who still had blood spattered over his shirt as he spoke to journalists on Friday night.
But it may have been Stone, 23, of Lajes Air Base, Azores, who took the biggest risk. Stone’s height of at least six feet two inches and Jujitsu martial art and American football background probably helped him, a relative said.
“He was the first one to jump on him, he’s the one who got cut up … none of us are injured but Spencer took a few injuries and he just had no fear,” 23-year-old student Anthony Sadler told Reuters.
“That’s our friend so once we saw him go we had to go and join him … We couldn’t have just left everybody [to] die like that. It was a crazy situation,” said Sadler, a student at Sacramento State University.
Sadler said everything happened very fast as the attacker, armed with an automatic pistol and a box cutter as well as the AK-47 assault rifle, appeared to try to clear his weapon which seemed to be jammed.
Struck by bullet
One French-American passenger was hit by a bullet and was hospitalized for a chest wound. He was in serious but stable condition, authorities said.
“I woke up to basically people ducking and then I was, like, ‘Why is everybody ducking?’ and then, when I turned round to look, he, the gunman, had just entered the car with the AK and then I was, like: ‘This is really happening’,” Sadler said.
“We just all ran back there and we tried to do whatever we could to try and beat him up so he didn’t shoot anybody. He pulled out a box cutter and cut Spencer a couple of times but beside that we just tried to do whatever we could.”
Stone was treated for cuts and left the hospital on Saturday with his left arm bandaged and in a sling. He waved with his right hand to well-wishers and news media.
The elder Sadler, a 57-year-old pastor at Sacramento’s Shiloh Baptist Church, said: “We’re very, very thankful to God that he was not hurt or killed.”
Asked if his son would continue his European trip, Sadler said “No, the trip is over… That’s enough. He’ll be returning home as soon as possible.”
Fingerprint evidence shows that the gunman is a Moroccan known to European authorities as a suspected Islamist militant, according to a source familiar with the case. He is 26 and was under surveillance by Spanish authorities.
Briton Chris Norman, who helped the Americans overpower the gunman, said: “Without Spencer we’d all be dead.”
French movie actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, star of “Betty Blue” and “Nikita,” who was also on the train, was quoted as saying by BFMTV: “We were stuck in the wrong place with the right people. It’s miraculous.”
Now we who are gay can sue the states for damages for the past 128 years, we’ll punish them and get rich off the states, in effect bankrupting them thereby punishing the people of the state.
And with that “New” money, continue to create programing and legislation protecting my next fantasy.
You got it, man boy love coming soon to an alter near you. And if you’re not in San Francisco you can stream it live HD being performed right on the streets in front of the San Francisco Justice system who now allows open public nudity and every type of sex acts. In effect making San Francisco an open air Porn Site. hurray !
Now we who are gay can sue the pastors and the moral objectors for discrimination, we’ll destroy the church and lift God’s hand of blessing off ALL of America, not just California where this all started…
Is it Climate Change or Judgment? Any Californians thirsty yet?
Meanwhile ISIS continues to attack in France and other countries, shooting 28 people sun bathing at a beach front resort, beheading others in France. Why won’t they just roll over and let us bowl them over with our legislation? What’s wrong with them? Maybe more laws? ? ?
Isis is against the “western” mind set as demonstrated today, once again by the Supreme Court.
So expect more serious attacks in the future… They believe they are fighting Big Brother and the Great Satan after all.
Government is now now attempting to control what u eat to keep medical expenses down, creating a new black market: school children selling salt and snacks to students who refuse to eat Michele Obamas government mandated cafeteria menu.
Lois learner IRS erased 24 hundred back up tapes deleating thousands of court ordered emails outlining that when Lying Left Librals get into office they opress and destroy everyone who dosn’t agree with them.
So if the government can lie, cheat, kill, steal and destroy with no consequence what message does that send the governed?
Santa Monica city council – headed by the “plant” from the Fairmont Hotel chain, put into position so Fairmont could break the city regulations about hight restrictions… to further build a monster hotel at the waters edge, now turns the city on individual homeowners ability to rent their private property.
Santa Monica will now require every homeowner to have a business license to rent their property, weather for a day or for 600 days… Is that really legal?
Santa Monica will hire 3 people at an expense of $500,000 billable to the residence of Santa Monica, and provide them with credit cards to pose as renters so as to fine and abuse home owners. The fines they project to generate will be $150,000 annually, there by leaving the taxpayers $350,000 to pay these three city employees who’s job it is to block over $30 million in revenue for local Santa Monica businesses, created by visitors who cannot afford the $450 per night hotel rentals, but are there to spend money when their rent is $100 per night.
Expect many business to dry up due to lack of tourist dollars being spent…
And welcome once again to the Socialist Republic of Santa Monica and doing everything backwards… Kinda Jane Fonda’s world view…
Let the hotels break the hight restrictions, and block the homeowners and small businesses… Ready for more unemployment in Santa Monica…
Why do Liberals always talk about defending the little guy, but in reality it is about defending the big money, and eliminating the middle class?
Stay Tuned… this is about to get real interesting…
Breitbart have also confirmed that the four “lawyers” appointed are not members of the judiciary and are therefore practising law without a license in Texas. Though Shariah Law decisions are said to be “voluntary”, one of the four Texas “judges” Dr. El-badawi, restated several times that participation in the tribunal is voluntary, however, he would not discuss what happens to someone who did not follow their rulings.
Great Britain has already seen the effects of Shariah law in the UK, and the rulings of the tribunals have been detrimental to women especially in divorce and child custody cases, as women have very few rights over Muslim men. The UK Telegraph reported in August 2011 that “there are growing concerns” that the Sharia courts “are creating a parallel legal system — and one that is developing completely unchecked.” The UK Independent newspaper stated in April 2012 “some Sharia law bodies have been misrepresented by the media as being transparent, voluntary and operating in accordance with human rights and equality legislation. This is not the case. Many Sharia law bodies rule on a range of disputes from domestic violence to child residence all of which should be dealt with by UK courts of law.” Instead, “they operate within a misogynist and patriarchal framework which is incompatible with UK legislation.”
Now this has started in the USA. The Texas Islamic tribunal website states: “As mentioned earlier, Muslims are bound in iman and Islam to have masajid, mahkamas, al-Mahkama al-Shar’iyya or courts to solve the problems. Throughout Islamic history there has not been a time that qadis, or judges, and courts did not exist and they cannot go without existing today. Iman and the religion of Islam is based on the creed of Amantu billahi and believes that all deeds of men are recorded and will be brought forward and weighted upon the scales of justice and judged by Allah the Exalted, the Most Just. ”
The tribunal website continues: “The actions of men will be judged based on iman and Islam but not in violation of the laws that govern the land. It is a must for a healthy society best to respond the people’s needs in a faith based approach and answer problems within that framework…the Islamic Tribunal intends to respond to that need. Islamic Tribunals decisions have to be fair, just and conforming to legal proceedings at the local, state and federal level and recognized as such by the courts. This may be incrementally developed by educating ourselves and also the legal professionals in the country, so understandably it may naturally take time to find its way to be commonly accepted…”
The US Center for Security Policy issued a report in 2011 which found that cases in the US courts have already adopted Shariah law principles in some cases, to the detriment of many women and children. It states “These families came to America for freedom from the discriminatory and cruel laws of Shariah. When our courts then apply Shariah law in the lives of these families, and deny them equal protection, they are betraying the principles on which America was founded.”
Warning; this video is shocking, but aren’t you glad some neighborhoods have police to put down this type of behavior?
I’ll bet this old Black Man who is beat and robbed wishes he hadn’t protested against the evil white police when he was younger.
Some experts believe that aspects of the Mexican army are openly assisting drug cartels along their smuggling routes into U.S. territory. Further, a report surfaced a month ago that Mexican troops actually held U.S. agents at gunpoint…. on U.S. soil, before retreating back into Mexican territory.
A new report itemizes dozens of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and have even landed helicopters on ranchers’ land and held them at gunpoint.
Seeking comment on the Federal response, US Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowskeadmitted that the intruders were “confirmed members of the Mexican military” but he asserts that U.S. border officials determined that no further action was necessary involving the matter.
Kerlikowske stated that military incursions from Mexico are not that frequent but did admit that there were23 such incidents in the Tucson and Yuma sectors of Arizona since 2010, including three this year so far.
Random Events, Free Will, Pre-destiny or Something Darker ?