Host Anderson Cooper first commented on Gorsuch's demeanor during the confirmation process.
"He did seem very calm and sort of collected throughout the entire thing," he said.
Toobin jumped in to discuss Gorsuch's "advantage" at his hearing.
"He has a tremendous advantage in this circumstance," he said. "He knows so much more about everything he's being asked than the senators, and a couple of times it really came back to bite them."
Toobin gave an example of an interaction with Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.) before Cooper asked for clarification.
"You know, Sen. Durbin from Illinois–" Toobin said.
"To bite the senators?" Cooper asked.
Toobin clarified before continuing.
"To bite the senators," he said.
Toobin said Gorsuch made Durbin look bad when the senator asked a question that he was ill prepared for.
"You know, tried to confront him with a story that came out about a law school class that he taught where one woman thought he engaged in sexist behavior in the classroom and Gorsuch told the story of how he taught this case out of a textbook and went on to say that his mother was a pioneering lawyer in Colorado," Toobin said.
"And I think completely turned the tide because Durbin broke the cardinal rule, which is you never ask a question to which you don't know the answer."
A reporter pointed out that people were aware of some incidental collection because of General Michael Flynn, and asked if this goes beyond the wiretapping that President Trump had tweeted about.
“It definitely goes beyond what happened to General Flynn. Now, of course, we don’t actually know yet, officially, what happened to General Flynn,” Nunes told the reporter. “We just know that his name leaked out, but we don’t know how it was picked up yet. That was one of the things that we asked for in our March 15th letter, was for the NSA, CIA, and FBI to get us all the unmasking that was done.”
Nunes went on to say that the NSA is being cooperative, but told the reporter, “the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our March 15th letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.”
"Billions" and "Orange Is the New Black" star Asia Kate Dillon sat down with Ellen to discuss paving the way as one of TV's first non-binary gender identifying actors.
Yesterday, a Harvard-Harris poll showed the full scope of the Democratic leadership vacuum. A plurality of people said “no one” was currently leading the party, while two of the politicians who received large percentages were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, both retired.
Now it appears that this inability to name actual, current leaders doesn’t just plague rank and file Democrats, but their Congressional leaders as well. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was asked by Anderson Cooper who the leader of the Democratic Party was. While that should be an easy question for someone like Pelosi, it stumped her, as she could not name anyone but Obama and Clinton:
“So, if you are and will continue to be a federal judge on the court of appeals, it is interesting to assess how my Democratic colleagues have fared under their own test that it is inappropriate, that it is offensive to somehow malign a federal judge. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on national television, Judge Gorsuch is, quote, “hostile to women’s rights and holds radical views far outside the mainstream of American legal thought.” She continued, quote, “what saddens me the most as a mom and a grandmother is his hostility towards children in school, children with autism.” She additionally went on to say, quote, “if you breathe air, drink water, eat food, take medicine or in any other interact with the courts, if you care about that for your children, he’s not your guy.”
“It is interesting given the Democrats are complaining about people criticizing federal judges. Senator Whitehouse on Monday said, quote, “tellingly, big special interests and their front groups are spending millions of dollars in a dark money campaign to push your confirmation. They obviously think you will be worth their money.” That also somehow falls short of the Democrats’ complaints about criticisms directed at the judiciary. Indeed, Senator Hirono on Monday said, quote, “you consistently choose corporations and powerful interests over people. Ideology over common sense and indeed the purpose of the law.” Senator Durbin, “in case after case you either dismissed or rejected efforts by workers and families to recognize their rights and defend their freedoms.” Senator Franken, “but if the past is prologue, I fear that confirming you would guarantee more of the same from the Roberts courts. Decisions that continue to favor powerful corporate interests over the rights of average Americans.” Tom Perez, the DNC chairman, “Gorsuch on the Supreme Court is Intolerable. Judge Gorsuch would discriminate against a majority of Americans from the bench. The chairman of the Democratic Party charging that a judge would discriminate?
“These are serious attacks. Many of them impugn your integrity directly and yet this is a confirmation hearing. The Founders understood a confirmation hearing would be in the political arena. My colleagues, the Democrats, have a right to engage in whatever attacks they choose, but it is a little rich for them to be maligning a sitting federal judge and at the same time giving speeches about how unacceptable it is for anyone to criticize a federal judge. You can’t have both at the same time.”
Fox News‘ Tucker Carlson eviscerated the Working Families Party’s communication director, Joe Dinkin, over accusations that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is a white supremacist, during an interview on Monday night.
Carlson asked Dinkin about a letter his group sent around to senators which claims Judge Neil Gorsuch “has an extreme ideological agenda supported by some of the most dangerous ultraconservative and white nationalist groups,” and what exactly they meant by this.
Dinkin attempted to dodge the question by claiming that Gorsuch has sided against working-class Americans in every decision that he has made.
“Back up here,” Carlson interjected. “You’re trying to tar him with the brush of white supremacy, and my question is, on the basis of what evidence did you say that?”
“Trump has this Muslim ban he keeps intending to trying to pass, it has been swatted down by judges twice,” Dinkin responded, “and I haven’t heard Gorsuch forcefully denounce a Muslim ban.”
At this point, Carlson erupted into laughter before responding: “So because Gorsuch hasn’t come out during the nomination process – I think is what you are saying – during his own nomination process and attacked Trump’s travel ban, you call him a white supremacist? That’s so unfair, it’s hard to believe you’re actually saying that.”
Dinkin responded by saying, “it’s one of the core questions of public policy right now.”
Carlson pointed out that this was the first of four days that have been scheduled for Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings, and also stated that “a Supreme Court justice’s job is not to formulate public policy, it’s to interpret the Constitution.”
“[Gorsuch] has fallen way short of the standard,” Dinkin started to interject.
Even high school students are beginning to wake up to the fact that CNN and other liberal networks are nothing more than fake news. Watch as a car full of teens outside of a Rockville, MD high school scream CNN is fake news, and how they did their boy Trump wrong. That school is currently facing a massive backlash after a 14-year-old student was raped by 2 illegal immigrants and the counties school board is absolutely refusing to cooperate with the Republican governor in releasing information about the illegal immigrant students.
Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, who served in the Obama administration, said Wednesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that President Donald Trump has the "potential to be a great president."
BBC reporter and "Morning Joe" panelist Katty Kay asked Johnson what he thinks about Trump and his administration's handling of national security issues.
"I actually believe that Donald Trump–and I told him this when I met with him in December–I actually believe that Donald Trump has the potential to be a great president in sort of the Nixon-goes-to-China way, or Reagan-goes-to-the-Soviet-Union way, if he can find a way to rein in some of the more unhealthy impulses, listen to his staff, bring on a full complement of political appointees who will help him govern," Johnson said.
Johnson also defended the Trump administration's recent emergency order that bans travelers from "carrying laptops and other large electronic devices from some countries," Politico reported.
Johnson noted that the Department of Homeland Security has "been concerned for some time now" about explosives in electronic devices. He mentioned that the United Kingdom is implementing a similar ban, calling the British "good company."
Obama's former DHS chief also criticized Trump for his frequent tweeting, calling it one of the president's "unhealthy impulses."
"I'm very concerned about the tweets and very concerned about the direction we're taking in a lot of national security areas," he said.
Johnson also said he is worried the government is, "when it comes to homeland security, fighting the last war."
"We may be responding to the terrorist attack of 10 years ago, as opposed to the next one," Johnson said. "I used to tell my people, ‘Don't respond to the last terrorist attack, prepare for the next one,' and given where we are right now with the current threat environment, we need to focus on home-grown, home-born violent extremism."
Jon Ossoff, a Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia's sixth district, said Sunday there is "no substitute" for public education despite never attending an American public school.
The NTK Network captured a video of Ossoff talking to canvassers and phone bankers outside one of his campaign offices.
"Schools and education is a very interesting issue in this area," Ossoff said. "What I've been saying is public schools always come first. There's no substitute for public schools."
Ossoff never attended public school in the United States, however, and his only public education experience was receiving his master's degree in London, the NTK Network reported.
Ossoff attended the Paideia School, a private high school in Atlanta, GA, The tuition for Paideia School during the 2004-2005 school year was $14,355 for grades 9-11 and $14,505 for grade 12.
From there, Ossoff went on to attended Georgetown University which CNN ranked in 2009 as the second most expensive college in America, costing an estimated $52,161 a year. Ossoff was a senior at Georgetown in 2009.
Then he went on to London, England where Ossoff received his first taste of public education at 23 years of age. Per his website, Ossoff never attended an American public school.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) tried to start a "protect our care" chant on Wednesday at a rally supporting Obamacare, but it petered out rather quickly.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke before Pelosi tried her chant.
"And by the way, I think he's the best governor in the United States of America," Biden said. "Anyway–"
As Biden left the podium, the crowd started to chant his name on its own. Biden started shaking hands with other people in the crowd.
Pelosi then tried to force a chant from the crowd.
"Protect our care!" she chanted into the microphone.
After the first three "protect out care" chants, the crowd got audibly softer and less engaged.
Pelosi then spoke into the microphone to thank Biden for speaking, ultimately ending the chant.
Between Election Day and the Inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump and his team were caught up in “incidental surveillance” that was unrelated to Russia, House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-California) has said.
Nunes was given “dozens of reports” that made “no mention of Russia,” he told reporters Wednesday.
“This information was legally brought to me by sources who thought we should know it.”
The information was collected as part of a routine investigation, and is considered “incidental surveillance,” Nunes said. The “normal, formal surveillance” provided “significant information” about Trump and his team during the transition period.
The Houses of Parliament has been locked down while the two men were being treated inside the grounds. Eye-witnesses aid at least one of the men was receiving CPR. Pictures from the scene appeared to show a car crashed into railings outside the building just before 3pm. George Eaton tweeted: "Police have just shot a man who was attacking officers at parliament's entrance." It is thought at least five people were injured on Westminster Bridge after apparently being hit by a car. Speaker John Bercow closed Parliament in the wake of the incident.
AT least two people including a cop have died and numerous others are “catastrophically” injured after a 4×4 mowed down a dozen pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before a knifeman stormed Parliament and stabbed the officer.
The attacker, who was wielding knives, was shot by police after launching the terror attack in the capital this afternoon. He is now in police custody.
MP Tobias Ellwood who gave the police officer mouth-to-mouth, has said he died at the scene.
Me Ellwood's brother was killed in the Bali bombings in 2002.
Pictures of a man believed to be a suspect have emerged and show a blade lying on the cobbled street next to him - as it is reported police are hunting a second suspect.
The BBC has reported that a "bald white man" may have also been in the car and could now be hiding out in Parliament with cops searching buildings room by room.
One suspect was shot by police after stabbing a cop, with three officers injured in the attack.
Paramedics were seen tending to the suspect as armed cops trained their rifles on his stripped body outside Parliament.
Other dramatic pictures show the bloodied bodies of victims littering Westminster bridge as heroic bystanders desperately try to save the lives of those "catastrophically" injured.
One woman has died after being flung under a bus on Westminster Bridge as the 4x4 ploughed through the crowds.
Another person was thrown into the River Thames and is currently being treated by paramedics with serious injuries.
Earlier reports suggested sounds of an explosion were heard but this has not been confirmed.
Concerned Grandmother: “Now I uh changed my position. I was against money..I thought the public schools should get all the dollars…now I’m thinking maybe people should be able to take their money and go to school wherever they want because this changed my mind about a lot of my attitudes… …you know as a former bleeding heart liberal…um yeah so I feel differently now”
A store manager and an alleged shoplifter in Oregon were caught on camera in a shocking tug of war. Kody Youmans, a 16-year-old customer, shot the video and says, "It was insane." The manager at the Rite-Aid drugstore in Oregon would not give up, as seen in the video. Youmans said the altercation "started in the parking lot. He went up to her and said she stole things. He grabbed it from her and she lost her balance and fell. She followed him back into the store."
A quick-thinking county employee saved a six-year-old girl after she climbed out of a window from the sixth floor of a residential building in Wuxiang County in north China’s Shanxi Province on Sunday. Guo Xiaoguang, an electrician from the county garden bureau, rushed to the scene with an aerial lift from his company and lifted himself to rescue the girl, who was hanging on to a pipe on the outside of the building, while residents held a quilt below to catch her in case she falls. A video captured by a witness across the street shows the whole rescue process.
A newly-restored shrine marking one of Christianity's holiest sites reopened Wednesday in Jerusalem. The shrine at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre commemorates the spot where Christians believe Jesus was buried. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
A mother who fell pregnant by the Rotherham sex gang ringleader when she was a teenager has spoken out for the first time about her abuse at the hands of the 'controlling' paedophile.
Sammy Woodhouse was just 14 when she was targeted and groomed by notorious paedophile Arshid Hussain, an ordeal that would change the rest of her life.
The attacker - known as Mad Ash - preyed on the teenager after meeting her at a party in the late 1990s and started waiting for her outside school.
Soon, the then 24-year-old - who was married - was treating her as his girlfriend and having sex with her, despite knowing her age and being a decade older.
Ms Woodhouse - who previously talked about her experience under the false name Jessica - has now waived her right to anonymity to reveal her ordeal.
The 31-year-old wants action taken against the professionals who failed to protect her while she was exploited.
Arshid and his brothers were the most notorious perpetrators of terrible abuse against teenage girls in Rotherham.
For the past eight years leftist Democrats have refused to link Islam with terrorism and proved quick to blame mental and emotional issues, as in the Omar Mateen case. In similar style, medical authorities disregard Islam as a possible motivator in cases of sexual misconduct by male physicians. Consider the case of Dr. Syed K. Zaidi, 41, of Granite Bay, California, a wealthy community near the state capital of Sacramento.
Syed Zaidi is a 1999 graduate of Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, where he first served as primary care physician. In 2003 he entered a two-year residency in internal medicine at Columbia University, followed by one year in geriatrics at New Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Zaidi gained a one-year fellowship at Ohio State then in 2008 moved to northern California where he practiced with the UC Davis Medical Group.
There Dr. Zaidi was the subject of many complaints and he also drew bad reviews on internet forums. “Avoid at all costs,” one patient commented. “He doesn’t care about patients, because he doesn’t care about the patients’ families.” Dr. Zaidi does not talk to reporters, and his neighbors are reluctant to speak publicly about him.
In September of 2011 Dr. Syed Zaidi was arrested for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse. His wife, Dr. Fatima Jafri, told police that in 2007 Syed broke three of her ribs and refused to let her get care unless she promised not to attribute the injury to him.
Dr. Jafri, also a Dow alum, provided evidence of repeated spousal abuse over period of years. Dr. Jafri declined to testify against Dr. Zaidi and the charges were dismissed.
His misconduct involved three women, but it was not three strikes and out for the Pakistani immigrant.
The California Medical Board did not lift his license and settled instead for five years probation. Some locals thought the board might have feared a lawsuit. Dr. Zaidi had claimed a female supervisor told him, “If you don’t like it, go back to where you came from.” So he had been mistreated, as one story had it, because of his “ethnicity.”
A Lockhart High School science teacher is charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. The Lockhart Police Department says 27-year-old Sarah Fowlkes was “engaged in sexual contact” with a 17-year-old male student. Investigators started looking into the complaint on March 10, when they received a report from a school administrator regarding the potential inappropriate relationship. Police determined the male student had been in contact with Fowlkes in person and via messages. A warrant was issued for Fowlkes’ arrest on Monday; authorities say she turned herself in and bonded out on the same day.
A four-year-old boy can be heard saving his mother's life in an amazing 999 call released by police. Roman called emergency services after his mother collapsed at their home in Kenley, Croydon on Tuesday, March 7. Amazingly he managed to call for help using an iPhone, unlocking it with the unconscious woman's thumb. Roman then used the 'Siri' function to put him through to emergency services. When the call handler asked him 'where his mummy was', the boy responded that he thought she was dead because 'she's closing her eyes and she's not breathing'. The boy was unable to give the call handler the correct address but the call operator was able to work out an exact address through conversation. Thirteen minutes after receiving the call officers arrived and forced their way into their house. They found the four-year-old boy, his twin and younger brother with their mother, who was lying unconscious on the floor. Paramedics were able to save the woman's life and she was taken to hospital after regaining consciousness at the home. Police released the audio in the hope it would show parents the importance of teaching their children what to do in an emergency. Chief Superintendent Ade Adelekan, from the Met's Command and Control Unit, said: 'Hearing this call brings home the importance of teaching your young child their home address and how to call police or emergency services in an emergency situation. 'If you do nothing else today, then I'd implore any parents of young children to sit down with them and make sure they know what to do in this kind of situation and that they know how to contact police or other emergency services in an emergency. 'As this case demonstrates so poignantly, it could really be the difference between life and death. 'It's an amazing story and thanks to his quick thinking and by asking 'Siri' for help, this little boy saved his mum's life and it means she is still here and can be extremely proud of him and his brothers.'
The US Navy is testing an electromagnetic gun that can fire projectiles at six times the speed of sound. Described as 'Star Wars technology' by researchers, these powerful missiles don't rely on chemical propellants and are fuelled by electricity alone. Strong magnetic fields are created by electricity on the ship and a 'pulse power system' to sent propellants flying at 4,500mph. The technology has previously been shown to penetrate concrete at 100 miles away. Railguns are touted as one of the future technologies of warfare, using kinetic and laser energies instead of classic controlled explosives. Because the missile is fired using kinetic energy this eliminates the risks associated with keeping explosives on a ship. The Department of the Navy's science and technology corporate board chartered the Innovative Naval Prototype (INP) to build the EM Railgun, which uses generated by the ship, according to the Office of Naval Research. An electric pulse is sent to the railgun which creates an electromagnetic force which releases the projectile at Mach 6, or 4,500 mph. According to the ONR: 'The railgun is a true warfighter game changer. 'Wide-area coverage and exceptionally quick response will extend the reach and lethality of ships armed with this technology. 'A future weapon system at this energy level would be capable of launching a 100+ nautical mile projectile'. The railgun was tested Dahlgren naval facility's new Terminal Range in Virginia. The US Navy has been working on the gun with BAE Systems since 2005. During phase I developers focused on developing pulsed power technology. During phase II, which started in 2012, will further develop the pulsed power system and the launcher system. 'We've got to move away from gunpowder,' said Fox's defense analyst, Allison Barrie last year. 'The future is lasers and electromagnetic railguns', he said. Last year, a similar device called the Blitzer railgun also released a missile at Mach 6 speeds. Relying on the same technology, this railgun was designed by San Diego-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS). It also used electromagnets to send its projectiles hurtling off at thousands of miles per hour. The electromagnetic force generated can be adjusted, depending on the range of the target. The advanced military technology would mean that, in practice, projectiles could hit speeds equivalent to more than 4,500mph on leaving the chamber, super-heating the air in front of them and generating a sonic boom as it smashes through the sound barrier. According to Barrie, these ultra-high speeds are 'critical for maximum effect' in destroying targets. GA-EMS has worked steadily to develop the technology, as has its rival British firm BAE Systems, and the advanced military technology has undergone testing with the US Navy since 2012. In warfare, the weapon's could be used to strike targets on land, sea or air with great precision. The main advantages over traditional explosives are stated as improved safety - due to less explosives on board - and could drastically reduce the costs. 'This is so important in terms of maintaining naval dominance and in ensuring the United States has absolute naval, maritime superiority going forward in the future,' added Fox's Barrie.
This is the dramatic moment Iraqi soldiers disarm a young child in a Chelsea kit who was found with what appears to be a suicide bomb strapped around his waist. The boy, thought to be about seven, was seized outside the war-torn Iraqi city of Mosul after hiding among families fleeing ISIS. A soldier can be seen gently lifting up the child's blue shirt, bearing the name of Chelsea star Eden Hazard, to reveal what looks like an explosive belt fastened to his midriff. In a tense two-minute clip, he then slowly snips wires and cuts away the device while telling the youngster: 'Don't be afraid'. Video of the encounter was captured outside Mosul. A caption with the footage, released on LiveLeak, claims that the boy is the youngest ever child suicide bomber - however this has not been verified. In the clip a soldier can be seen crouching down next to the youngster and speaking to the camera. He says the video is being filmed on March 18 and then explains that the child, who he says is about seven, was sent by ISIS. The child, thought to be called Uday, says he was sent by 'Amo', which means uncle, with instructions to target 'the army'. The soldier then asks him to raise his arms. In the next few moments, the soldier slowly snips off bandages holding up the device, which appears to include a mobile phone and batteries. When the child flinches, the soldier says: 'Don't be afraid'. The harrowing video emerged as Iraqi government forces attempted to evacuate civilians from Mosul's ISIS-held Old City on Tuesday so that troops could clear the area, but militant snipers hampered the effort, Iraqi officers said. They said the insurgents were also using civilians as human shields as government units edged towards the al-Nuri Mosque, the focus of recent fighting in the five-month-long campaign to crush Islamic State in the city that was once the de facto capital of their self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate. As many as 600,000 civilians remain in the western sector of Mosul, complicating a battle being fought with artillery and air strikes as well as ground combat. Thousands have escaped in recent days. 'Our forces control around 60 percent of the west now,' Defence Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Rasool told a news conference in eastern Mosul. 'It's the Old City now with small streets and it's a hard fight with civilians inside. We are trying to evacuate them. 'We are a few hundred metres from the mosque now, we are advancing on al-Nuri. We know it means a lot to Daesh,' he said, using an Arab acronym for Islamic State. The capture of the mosque would be a huge symbolic prize as well as strategic gain for the government as it was there where Islamic State leader Abu Bakr alâBaghdadi declared the caliphate in July 2014 after the militants had captured large areas of Iraq and Syria. Government forces backed by a U.S.-led international coalition retook several cities last year, liberated eastern Mosul in December, and are now closing in on the west, but the militants are putting up fierce resistance from the close-packed houses and narrow streets. Baghdadi and other leaders have fled the city for the hinterlands, where ISIS remnants may regroup and wage a new phase of insurgency. At the same time, ISIS forces in the Syrian city of Raqqa are under attack in a parallel conflict. Brigadier General Saad Maan said soldiers had killed nine ISIS snipers on Tuesday and destroyed a bomb factory. 'There are lots of snipers on top of the buildings in the Old City around the al-Nuri Mosque. We need to evacuate the families from inside as they using them as a shield when we are advancing on the mosque,' he told the news conference. No precise toll of civilian casualties has been given but a prominent Iraqi politician said last week that the number could be as high as 3,500 dead since the attack on western Mosul started in mid-February. An emergency field hospital set up by the U.S. medical charity Samaritan's Purse says it has treated more than 1,000 patients, many of them women and children, since January. They suffered wounds from gunfire, land mines, mortar rounds, car bombings and booby-traps. Reporters at the frontline on Tuesday said clashes took place around the railway station in some areas troops had held a few days earlier. Troops fired rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machineguns at militants around the station as families ran across streets to avoid snipers . Saad Maan also said the bodies of a colonel and two other officers who had gone missing during the battle had been found. The colonel had been shot. But he said the men had not been captured by the insurgents. An Interior Ministry official told Reuters on Monday that the insurgents had captured a police colonel and eight other officers after they ran out of ammunition during a skirmish. But a Rapid Response units spokesman denied this when asked for comment on Monday night. The issue is sensitive as ISIS have a record of torturing, mutilating and killing military and civilian captives, and such an incident could be a blow to troops' morale. The number of displaced people from both sides of Mosul since the start of the offensive has reached 355,000, according to government figures. Some 181,000 had poured out of western Mosul since the start of the operations to retake that side.
A knifeman was shot by armed police in the grounds of Parliament today after pedestrians were mowed down in a terror attack on Westminster Bridge.
More than 10 people are said to have been hit by a car on the central London bridge after a vehicle described as a '4x4' drove into pedestrians and cyclists.
British news outlets are reporting the attacker as a 'middle-aged Asian' man but this is Euro-speak for Middle Eastern.
More details to come
The Rockville High School rape case is wreaking havoc on Univision's preferred liberal policy narrative on immigration. PABLO GATO, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: If this had occurred now, with President Trump’s new executive order, what would the situation be? JOSEPH MALOUF, IMMIGRATION LAWYER: It would be different, because they would have arrested Mr. Sanchez and they would have detained him, and eventually he would have been deported. He wouldn’t have been able to enter the area and obviously commit this crime.
A lot of Americans, and certainly a lot of parents who have children in the Montgomery County Public Schools, are demanding answers after two Rockville High School freshmen, ages 17 and 18, were arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom. One more detail, courtesy of County Executive Ike Leggett: “Although these individuals had no previous involvement in the County’s criminal justice system, these alleged rapists do have outstanding U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) orders.” The alleged rape occurred last Thursday, and on Tuesday, the school district held a press conference on the “serious incident.” Dr. Jack Smith is holding a press conference in response to a serious incident at Rockville High School.
MCPS all those Masters and PhDs and you ALL thought allowing 18 year old men in class w/ 14 yr old girls was fine. Shame on MCPS. “We do not know what anyone’s immigration status is in the school system because the law says we don’t collect that and we don’t,” said Dr. Smith. “But of those 25,000 [students who speak another language as their first home language], some are here with different kinds of documentation and some have none. And it is wholly and entirely inappropriate for any of us, anytime, anywhere to say that we are going to deprive a 6-year-old, an 8-year-old, a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 15- and 18-year-old of an education because a horrible incident happened last Thursday in one of our schools.” OK, don’t deprive a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old of an education … but people still would like to know what the two were doing in the same class. Well?
We learned at press conference if you're 18 & enrolling in Montgomery Co Public Schools there's no background check, criminal or immigration. How did they determine 9th grade? They said since they didn't have any high school credits, that automatically makes them freshmen. Can we assume there’s an upper age limit there, or no? Their answer sucks: No provable school credit, so they get placed in 9th grade, even if they’re 18-yo. That has to stop. -- MCPS Superintendent on rape of teen: Many people would like to change the conversation and make it more than this incident, but it is not. Come on, now … let’s take a breath and remember that the important thing here is not to appear anti-immigrant or xenophobic. "We shouldn't paint all students who speak another language, another religion, another skin color, with a broad brush."
If you believe that malicious Russian agents hacked the 2016 US presidential election and changed votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and other traditionally blue states to hand the election to Donald Trump, you were just sorely disappointed.
Testifying before the House Intelligence Committee Monday morning, NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers and FBI Director James Comey stated unequivocally that there was no evidence the Russians manipulated election machines to rig the vote.
Asked by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) if there was any intelligence to suggest the vote tallies in several states were tampered with, Admiral Rogers stated “No, sir.” He prefaced his comment with an explanation that the National Security Agency would not be the best agency to answer that question, as they focus on foreign, not domestic intelligence.
FBI Director Comey answered “No,” to the same question.
Yet the mainstream media has been deceitfully pushing the “Russia hacked the election” narrative for months. This inaccurate headline leaves the impression that Russia literally manipulated the electoral process itself to rig the election for Donald Trump. A poll released last December showed 52 percent of Democrats believed just that.
It is clear now that the government has zero evidence to suggest that the vote was rigged. That is not to say the Russians were uninvolved in attempting to influence the election. FBI Director James Comey confirmed Monday that the bureau is investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election — including any links between members of the Donald Trump campaign for president and the Russians.
Following are excerpts from a speech by Kuwaiti Professor Abdallah Al-Nafisi, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV on February 2, 2009.
Abdallah Al-Nafisi: Four pounds of anthrax in a suitcase this big carried by a fighter through tunnels from Mexico into the US, are guaranteed to kill 330,000 Americans within a single hour, if it is properly spread in population centers there. What a horrifying idea. 9/11 will be small change in comparison. Am I right? There is no need for airplanes, conspiracies, timings, and so on. One person, with the courage to carry four pounds of anthrax, will go to the White House lawn, and will spread this "confetti" all over them, and then will do these cries of joy. It will turn into a real "celebration."
The WMD is a problem. The Americans are afraid that the WMDs might fall into the hands of "terrorist" organizations, like Al-Qaeda and others. There is good reason for the Americans' fears, because Al-Qaeda used to have in the Herat region... It had laboratories in north Afghanistan. They have scientists, chemists, and nuclear physicists. They are nothing like they are portrayed by these mercenary journalists backward Bedouins living in caves. No, no. By no means. This kind of talk can fool only naïve people. People who follow such things know that Al-Qaeda has laboratories, just like Hizbullah. Hizbullah has laboratories in South Lebanon, in which it produces weapons and sells them. Hizbullah has laboratories in South Lebanon, from which it sells weapons to Romania and Hungary.
If they call someone a terrorist, say: "He's a friend of mine." Why? Because these "terrorists" are the world's most God-fearing people. They are the most honorable people in the world, the best people in the world. I have personally met Mullah Omar. I had the honor of meeting with Mullah Omar. This is a man who does not belong to this era. He always refused to meet with Western delegations. He would say to them: "Go to Kabul, I am in Qandahar." "Truly, the polytheists are impure" if you know what I mean. "Go meet the foreign minister to talk politics. I am staying here." This is the kind of people who are suitable for dealing with the West. As for 'Ariqat, Dahlan, and their ilk they do not benefit the nation in any way.
In the US, there are more than 300,000 white militia members, who are calling to attack the federal government in Washington, and to banish the Arabs, the Jews, and the negroes [sic] from the US. These are racist people. They are called "rednecks." The Ku Klux Klan. They are racists.
These militias even think about bombing nuclear plants within the US. May Allah grant them success, even though we are not white, or even close to it, right? They have plans to bomb the nuclear plant at Lake Michigan. This plant is very important. It supplies electricity to all of North Africa [sic]. May Allah grant success to one of these militia leaders, who is thinking about bombing this plant. I believe that we should devote part of our prayers to him. We should pray that Allah grants him success, so he can complete this mission, and we will be able to visit him and congratulate him, Allah willing.
Allah states in the Koran that the hostility between us and [the Jews] is eternal. So whoever talks about dialogue cut off his tongue! What dialogue are they talking about?! There is no room for dialogue. Allah said that our hostility towards the Jews is eternal, and then along comes someone and talks about brotherhood and so on... This contradicts the Koran. Anyone who contradicts the Koran is an infidel. Accusing people of heresy? Yes, I'm all for it. Yes, I support accusing people of heresy.
We should also defend the resistance, and not remain silent in the face of this organized campaign against the resistance in the press of the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, and other Arab newspapers. There are voices expressing doubts about the leaders of the resistance. We must confront these [journalists], and prevent them from continuing this, even if it means calling them over the phone, and saying to them: "Do not repeat these despicable things in your columns or your articles, or else we will take the following measures against you." We must resort to pressure with these people. We must not remain silent. We must not leave them to their own devices, under the pretext of freedom of expression. This is a fifth column.
I, Abdallah Fahd Abd Al-'Aziz Al-Nafisi, am inciting you to confront, using any means possible, anyone who speaks out against the resistance. "Any means possible" get it?
The [Hamas] ministers are mujahideen. I know a minister who actually participated in operations.
John Wayne in 1974 unleashed a tirade that still rings true today in regards to liberals, feminists, white guilt, and a slew of other leftist complaints and groups that operate today with backing from the lying liberal media.
Federal immigration officials on Monday said they busted an illegal cockfighting and gambling ring in downtown Detroit over the weekend, which now has about 50 undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation.
Investigators raided an abandoned building in the city on Saturday, officials said, where they found about 85 people and 100 birds that were used for cockfighting.
"This operation was taken down because we had information that it was a nuisance in the community," U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement spokesman Khaalid Walls said Monday. "The criminal investigation is ongoing. It's being led by ICE Homeland Security Investigations."
ICE was joined in the raid by agents of the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General, the Michigan State Police, the Detroit Police Department and the Internal Revenue Service.
Officials said the sweep was executed following several months of investigation.
More than half of the people arrested in the building will face deportation hearings, investigators said.
Mcdonough, Georgia, (CBS46) - A militia billing itself as a security force is vowing to protect the Second Amendment.
The Three Percent Security force, named after those who fought in the American revolution (It's said - only three percent of the colonists fought against the king's tyranny) says they're preparing to "uphold and defend the constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic."
They train like a military, "basic infantry man skills, everything from communications to combat lifesaving medical first aid."
Founded in Henry County, the group started out as an anti- President Barack Obama group, before openly supporting President Donald Trump's run for President.
Teenager Alyssa Bustamante wrote in her journal about killing 9-year-old girl Elizabeth Olten before heading off to church.