Iranian-Backed ‘Sleeper Cell’ Militants Hibernating in U.S., Positioned for Attack

K Members of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement stand at attention during the funeral of a fighter, who was killed in conflict against militant groups in the mountainous area around the Lebanese town of Arsal on the eastern border with war-ravaged Syria, in the southern town of Bisariyeh on August 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Mahmoud ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian-backed militants are operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these “sleeper cell” agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers.

Iranian agents tied to the terror group Hezbollah have already been discovered in the United States plotting attacks, giving rise to fears that Tehran could order a strike inside America should tensions between the Trump administration and Islamic Republic reach a boiling point.

Intelligence officials and former White House officials confirmed to Congress on Tuesday that such an attack is not only plausible, but relatively easy for Iran to carry out at a time when the Trump administration is considering abandoning the landmark nuclear deal and reapplying sanctions on Tehran.

There is mounting evidence that Iran poses “a direct threat to the homeland,” according to Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and chair of its subcommittee on counterterrorism and intelligence.

A chief concern is “Iranian support for Hezbollah, which is active in the Middle East, Latin America, and here in the U.S., where Hezbollah operatives have been arrested for activities conducted in our own country,” King said, referring the recent arrest of two individuals plotting terror attacks in New York City and Michigan.

“Both individuals received significant weapons training from Hezbollah,” King said. “It is clear Hezbollah has the will and capability.”

SOURCE: Free Beacon

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Rand Paul: John Brennan Leaked The Name Of An Agent We Had In Yemen

 

VIDEO HERE

Here’s background on the case, via Red State:

Earlier this week, the White House announced it intended to revoke the security clearance of a handful of vitriolic administration critics who still hold high-level security clearances. The outrage from the leak recipients was something to behold.

While it didn’t take much convincing to get Trump’s buy-in, the prime mover of the action was Senator Rand Paul.

Paul has written an op-ed at Breitbart (here’s the link) explaining why he thinks Brennan is a unique danger.

Clear evidence concerning the bias of multiple, high-ranking current and former intelligence community officials should make us think twice about letting retired intelligence officials keep access to classified information, especially if they become talking heads on television after leaving public service.

There is a great danger that vital, secret details may be revealed on television, even inadvertently.

John Brennan is no stranger to this problem.

Paul is referring to this incident.

White House efforts to soft-pedal the danger from a new “underwear bomb” plot emanating from Yemen may have inadvertently broken the news they needed most to contain.
Right here is the problem:

At about 5:45 p.m. EDT on Monday, May 7, just before the evening newscasts, John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s top White House adviser on counter-terrorism, held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who have become frequent commentators on TV news shows.

According to five people familiar with the call, Brennan stressed that the plot was never a threat to the U.S. public or air safety because Washington had “inside control” over it.

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Democrats Shatter Primary Turnout Records, Bank On Anti-Trump Enthusiasm To Deliver Congress

 

Seth McLaughlin – The Washington Times

Democrats saw a surge in voter turnout in primaries in flyover country this month, leaving party leaders salivating over a potential enthusiasm gap they hope will deliver control of Congress and several major governorships in November.

Turnout records were broken in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, with Democrats outdistancing Republicans in the gubernatorial race and collecting more votes in numerous primary fights as both parties picked their nominees.

Those are all states where President Trump led Republicans to gains in 2016, but where Democrats say things are swinging back their direction.

“You are seeing a huge turnout in every race from dog catcher to governor,” Jared Leopold, spokesman of the Democratic Governors Association, told The Washington Times. “That sign bodes well for November.”

Political strategists caution against judging too much from primaries — particularly in the Trump era, when the president’s approval ratings are fickle.

Yet they also say there is a clear trend in the primaries.

In House races from Kansas to Colorado where a Republican incumbent is seen as vulnerable, Democrats doubled or even tripled their primary turnout compared to four years ago — the last midterm elections.

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Piers Morgan: Omarosa Offered Him Sex to Win ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Time to end her 15 minutes of fame.

Via US Magazine:

Omarosa Manigault recently traded the White House for the Celebrity Big Brother house, but Piers Morgan is accusing her of offering him sex to win a different competition: The Celebrity Apprentice.

“I’ve met a lot of vile human beings in my life, from dictators and terrorists to sex abusers and wicked conmen,” Morgan wrote in a piece for the DailyMail on Tuesday, February 13. “But I’ve never met anyone quite so relentlessly loathsome as Omarosa; a vicious, duplicitous, lying, conniving, backstabbing piece of work.”

“Which beggars the question: what the hell was she doing inside the world’s most powerful building for 12 months? The answer, as we can now see, was amassing a whole mass of damaging information to now use against President Trump and his administration on Celebrity Big Brother,” Morgan continued, referencing Manigault opening up about Donald Trump and Mike Pence on the CBS reality show on Monday, February 12.

The Good Morning Britain host went on to detail his own experience with Manigault on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008 when the pair competed against one another on Trump’s reality show.

“Omarosa sidled up to me at the New York Mercantile Exchange and said, quite seriously: ‘Piers, do you want a showmance?’ ‘A what?’ I replied. ‘A showmance. You know, a romance on the show — we get it on together. Happens all the time on Apprentice. Everyone has sex together. Then we can make lots of money out of it,’” Morgan wrote. “I stared at her grasping, ferociously ambitious little eyes, and laughed: ‘You must be joking, you deluded woman.’ She didn’t take it well. ‘What are you? Gay?’”

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SOURCE: Weasel Zippers 

Arizona GOP Candidate Steve Gaynor: “STOP PRINTING” Non-English Ballots

 

Cost saving measure.

Via AZ Central:

Steve Gaynor, a Republican running for Arizona secretary of state, said last weekend that the United States should stop printing ballots in any language other than English.

He made his comments Aug. 11 during a GOP candidate forum in Wickenburg. Patriot Movement AZ, a right-wing protest group, posted a video of the event on Facebook.

Gaynor is challenging incumbent Secretary of State Michele Reagan in the Aug. 28 primary. In Arizona, the secretary is the state’s chief elections officer and its No. 2 elected official — first in line to succeed the governor.

Gaynor owns a printing business in Los Angeles that produces pamphlets for elections in California.

“My printing plant in LA printed an information pamphlet not too long ago. It had 18 languages on it,” Gaynor told the Wickenburg crowd in response to a question about non-English-language ballots.

The crowd booed. One woman audibly gagged.

He continued, “I would be the first to say it should be … ballots, information pamphlets, all the material in our country, should be in English.”[…]

I think it should be up to the states to decide what they want to do with regard to their voting materials,” he said. “But I think the faster any immigrant learns English, the quicker they assimilate into American society.”

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Iraqi Refugee, Accused Leader In Al Qaeda/ISIS, Arrested In California For Murder For ISIS

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee was arrested Wednesday in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State organization.

Omar Abdulsattar Ameen and other members of ISIS killed the officer after the town of Rawah, Iraq, fell to the Islamic State in June 2014, according to court documents.

He was arrested by the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force at a Sacramento apartment building based on a warrant issued in May by an Iraqi federal court in Baghdad. U.S. officials plan to extradite him back to Iraq under a treaty with that nation, and he made his first appearance in federal court in Sacramento on Wednesday.

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Omarosa’s Close Friend Just Blew Gaping Hole In Her Claim That Trump Used N-Word

Why anyone would believe Omarosa at this point is beyond me.

Via Daily Caller:

Omarosa has made headlines around the country with her claims that there is a tape of Donald Trump using the N-word. The claim has caused a media firestorm and the White House has been hounded by questions about the allegation’s validity for days.

At least one fact check, however, by a major insider in Trump-world has gone virtually unnoticed. This week, a longtime Trump-ally, administration official and personal friend of Omarosa, Lynne Patton, broke her silence on the alleged N-Word tape.

Patton released a lengthy statement fact-checking the claims made by Omarosa. In the document titled “Official Statement on Omarosa Manigault-Newman” Patton claims that Omarosa contacted her upon her termination at the White House claiming that a former producer on ‘The Apprentice,’ Bill Pruitt, had played her a recording of the president using the slur for her. Patton said she spoke with the producer who flatly denied having such a tape. Patton went on to call the claim of the president using the N-Word a “baseless accusation and imaginary audio tape, as falsely claimed by a former friend.”

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301 ‘Predator Priests’ Named In Pennsylvania Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys and Girls’

 

This is pretty horrible, so be prepared.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released.

The 884-page document, two years in the making, shines a light into the dark corners of these dioceses going back seven decades, exposing the predators and the efforts of their bishops to protect them.

“Today, the most comprehensive report on child sexual abuse within the church ever produced in our country was released,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “Pennsylvanians can finally learn the extent of sexual abuse in these dioceses. For the first time, we can all begin to understand the systematic cover up by church leaders that followed. The abuse scarred every diocese. The cover up was sophisticated. The church protected the institution at all costs.”

Several clergy abuse victims who had testified before the grand jury attended Shapiro’s news conference. At least one of them could be seen breaking down in tears.

The report begins with the following statement:

“We, the members of this grand jury, need you to hear this. We know some of you have head some of it before. There have been other reports about child sex abuse within the Catholic Church. But never on this scale. For many of us, those earlier stories happened someplace else, someplace away. Now we know the truth: it happened everywhere.”

The report cites 301 priests, clergy and lay teachers with credible allegations against them. There are 99 in the Diocese of Pittsburgh alone.

Of those 99, a group of four groomed and violently sexually assaulted young boys, said Shapiro.

“One boy was forced to stand on a bed in a rectory, strip naked and pose as Christ on the cross for the priests. They took photos of their victim, adding them to a collection of child pornography which they produced and shared on church grounds,” Shapiro said.

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Somali American Hodan Hassan Says Muslims Are Victims of 9-11 – Wins Democrat Primary in Minnesota (VIDEO)

19 Muslims Killed 2,996 people And Injured Over 6,000 Other People In The World Trade Center Towers On September 11, 2001

On Tuesday night Hodan Hassan won her Democrat primary for Minneapolis House District 62A.

She is the second Somali-American to likely be a state representative.

Hodan Hassan believes Muslims in the United States are victims following the 9-11 attacks on America.

This video was posted by Voice of America Somali in 2011.

Hodan Hassan told the audience that Muslims in America have been targeted since 9-11.

Hodan Hassan: Well, to tell you the truth, 9-11 have changed a lot of things for the Muslims in the United States. My experience, post 9-11, there have been a lot of negative experiences as a Muslim, especially a Muslim woman in the United States. There have been many incidents where people have been targeted, where people have been discrimination, name-calling, vandalism of mosques… 9-11 have opened a new experience, a new eye-opening for me and the people that live in this country and call themselves Muslim for we have experienced many prejudice against us.

Hodan Hassan’s words are not accurate.

As The Gateway Pundit reported in 2009 — Hate crimes against Muslims declined for several years after the 9-11 Islamist attacks on America.

In fact there were more hate crimes against Christians during the same time period.

Sharia-compliant Hodan Hassan wins Dem primary race for Minneapolis House District 62A, becoming 2nd Somali female, after Anti-Semite, Ilhan Omar, to be elected to a state legislature.

Hodan describe how Muslims are the victims of 9/11 (not the thousands of Americans who died?) pic.twitter.com/k0wOqVUxFI

Franklin Graham

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, claims that legalizing abortion added trillions of dollars to the economy. What a lie. Hitler probably also claimed that killing the Jews would be good for their economy. Legalizing abortion hasn’t added anything to our country, it has only taken away. It has cost this nation more than 60 million lives—lives precious to God. Just think of the contribution these people would have made. There will be another high cost. I believe God will judge America for allowing the heinous murder of our own children in the womb. And to everyone who has had an abortion, that is murder in God’s eyes. But I am happy to tell you the wonderful news that God will forgive you. He can take the shame and guilt you have been carrying around all these years and take it away if you are willing to turn to Him and put your faith and trust in His Son Jesus Christ. Not only will He forgive you, He will save you for eternity—and you will be reunited one day in Heaven with that child.

Chelsea Clinton: Legalizing Abortion Created Trillions in Economic Growth

Chelsea Clinton recently made strong — if not substantiated — claims about the economic benefits of legalized abortion.

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton recently spoke at Rise Up for Roe, an abortion rights campaign event created to advocate against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. During her speech, Clinton reportedly said:

It is not a disconnected fact … that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added three and a half trillion dollars to our economy. … The net, new entrance of women — that is not disconnected from the fact that Roe became the law of the land in January of 1973.

So, I think, whatever it is that people say they care about, I think that you can connect to this issue. Of course, I would hope that they would care about our equal rights and dignity to make our own choices — but, if that is not sufficiently persuasive, hopefully, come some of these other arguments that you’ve expressed so beautifully, will be.

There is no way to actually check Clinton’s economic rhetoric. But according to a 2008 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Since 1976, the percentage of working women who were self-employed has trended up (from 4.4 percent in 1976 to 5.2 percent in 2008), while the percentage of men who were self-employed has edged down (from 8.4 percent to 7.6 percent). In 2008, 38 percent of all self-employed persons were women, compared with 27 percent in 1976.

Those numbers would not seem to support Clinton’s estimate.

Dem Sen. Bill Nelson Goes Silent Amid Charges Of Fabricating Russian Hacking Claim

Not his first fabrication. Update to this story.

Via Washington Times:

With early voting beginning Monday in some Florida counties, the Senate race there was jolted as Republican Gov. Rick Scott kept up the pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson’s thus-far unsubstantiated claims that Russian operatives have already compromised Florida elections.

In the hotly contested race, Democratic Sen. Nelson’s comments seemed to dovetail with the narrative of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections —international shenanigans many in the American intelligence community have concluded were real.

But Mr. Nelson’s pointed remarks triggered a storm of protest not only from his Republican challenger, Mr. Scott, but from other Florida officials, too.

Mr. Scott spent the weekend hammering Mr. Nelson for his claims last Tuesday that “Russians are in Florida’s elections records,” and that they had “already penetrated certain counties in the state and they now have free rein to move about.”

The senator offered no specifics or evidence for his bombshell, and when pressed to do so demurred on the ground it was “classified.”

Since then, Mr. Scott’s campaign has repeatedly accused Mr. Nelson of either fabricating his accusation to play off inchoate fears of Russian election hacking, or breaking the law by revealing classified information.

Mr. Nelson’s office released a statement late Friday claiming the Scott campaign was seeking to exploit a serious situation for political gain, but other than that, the three-term senator has been so invisible that state media published a story Monday afternoon headlined, “Where is Bill Nelson?”

The Nelson campaign has not offered any information buttressing his charges, either in regards to its source or the specific counties allegedly affected, and late Monday referred questions about them back to his Washington office. However, the campaign disputed the idea the senator had gone underground in a close race, saying he had appearances in the state’s Panhandle region on Monday.

Early Monday evening, the Nelson campaign sent out another notice that the senator would make additional appearances Tuesday in northern Florida, but remained mute on the biggest topic roiling the race.

After Mr. Scott spent the past 72 hours ripping into Mr. Nelson’s vague charges on television and in campaign e-mail blasts, the National Republican Senate Committee jumped in Monday saying the 75-year-old senator “can’t hide forever and Floridians deserve an explanation now.”

Florida’s Republican Secretary of State Ken Detzner also continued to press for evidence, although a Monday deadline he set for more information from Washington appeared to pass without a response.

Mr. Detzner and other state officials have vociferously disputed Sen. Nelson’s claim, saying they know of no such penetrations of the state’s electoral security systems.

In a letter sent Friday to Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen and FBI Director Christopher Wren, Mr. Detzner said the allegations are without foundation.

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Color Me Shocked !

Radical Father of Man Who Trained SCHOOL SHOOTERS Was Keynote Speaker at Obama’s Democratic National Convention, Possibly Tied to World Trade Center Bombing

The Democrats really know how to pick their role models and keynote speakers. This one, however, is going to give the battered political party another black eye.

Let’s begin here. Per CBS NEWS: The man arrested at a squalid New Mexico compound is the son of a controversial Brooklyn imam who was on a list of people who “may be alleged as co-conspirators” to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, according to court documents released by prosecutors Wednesday. Siraj Wahhaj, who shares a name with his son who was arrested Saturday, testified as a character witness for Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the notorious “blind sheikh” who was convicted in 1995 of plotting terror attacks in the U.S.

Worse yet, the entire Democratic party celebrated this man during Obama’s second trip to the White House. That was AFTER his alleged role in the WTC bombing.

Yes, you read that correctly.

And just how did the FBI delay acting on tips about this man’s son running a terror compound in New Mexico? Tell us, Director Wray, how your agents ignored the bloodlines here.

We trek back to Obama’s DNC celebration which also incredibly celebrated an alleged player in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

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Voting Felonies Dropped For 5 From North Carolina Under Plea Deal

Voting fraud is a myth.

Via WBTV:

Five North Carolina residents accused of illegally voting during the 2016 election have had felony charges dropped under plea deals.

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice issued a statement saying the five entered Alford pleas to misdemeanor obstruction of justice charges on Monday in Alamance County. Alford pleas acknowledge prosecutors have enough evidence to win conviction on a given charge.

The five originally faced felony charges of voting while serving probation. North Carolina requires convicted felons to complete any probation or parole before voting rights are restored.

The nonprofit organization said the pleas allow them to avoid prison time they could have faced if convicted of the voting charges.

A state audit of the 2016 elections found 441 felons voted before having that right restored. More than two-thirds were black.

Lawyers

Lawyers should never ask a Southern grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. 

He approached her and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know me?”

She responded, “Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a young boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.”

The lawyer was stunned! Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, “Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?”

She again replied, “Why, yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.”

The defense attorney almost died.

The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, “If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you to the electric chair.”