May 25, 2018 RenewAmerica Newsletter

May 24, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The swiftness with which the media have brushed aside Stefan Halper’s role in the Russia investigation should be a sign that he’s certainly more important than they’re admitting. Halper was identified by the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross last weekend as the professor who worked in some still-unknown capacity to inform the FBI on the Trump campaign in 2016 as part of the agency’s probe of Russia’s election meddling…. (more)

May 24, 2018
Sources say FBI agents want subpoenas so they can talk
WORLDNETDAILY — The “Deep State,” the entrenched Washington bureaucrats who have worked to undermine every move by President Trump, may find details about their schemes on front pages soon. That’s because FBI agents who have the information want Congress to subpoena them. Three sources in direct contact with active field agents who spoke to the Daily Caller said many agents would like to receive subpoenas from Congress “so they can reveal problems caused by former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.”… (more)

May 24, 2018
NEWSMAX — Rush Limbaugh angrily dismissed ex-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s assertion an informant in the Trump campaign was spying on Russians to protect the candidate – – asking why there were not spies in Hillary Clinton’s camp…. (more)


May 24, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump’s accusations the FBI spied on his presidential campaign are “distorted,” former Director of Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday. Clapper, during an interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS’s NewsHour, said there was “a big gulf between a spy in the traditional sense – – employing spycraft or tradecraft – – and an informant who is open about . . . who he was and what the questions he was asking.”… (more)

May 24, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — ‘Cruz just dropped out of the race. It’s going to be a Clinton Trump race. Unbelievable.” It was a little after midnight on May 4, 2016. FBI lawyer Lisa Page was texting her paramour, FBI counterespionage agent Peter Strzok, about the most stunning development to date in the 2016 campaign: Donald Trump was now the inevitable Republican nominee. He would square off against Hillary Clinton, the Democrats’ certain standard-bearer…. (more)

May 24, 2018
Social media giant restricting conservative speech
BOB UNRUH — A lawsuit against YouTube’s censorship of videos created by the conservative Prager University has gone to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeal was filed by the web-based organization run by columnist and commentator Dennis Prager after a district judge dismissed the case. Prager University describes itself as a “conservative nonprofit digital media organization that is associated with and presents the views of leading conservative experts on current and historical events.”… (more)

May 24, 2018
SACRAMENTO BEE — An Oregon high school student is suing his school, saying it violated his First Amendment rights when it suspended him for wearing a Trump T-shirt. The student, 18-year-old Addison Barnes, told FOX 12 that he was asked to cover up a T-shirt he was wearing that said “Donald J. Trump Construction Co.” on it, or leave school. The shirt also included a Trump quote: “The wall just got 10 feet taller.”… (more)


May 24, 2018
Rahm Emanuel, Arne Duncan talked strategy in correspondence published by Baltimore Post
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rahm Emanuel famously said that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” and apparently that included the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Two days after the horrific school shooting, the Chicago mayor advised then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan to “[t]ap peoples emotions” as they discussed how to leverage the tragedy to push for gun-control restrictions, according to emails published Wednesday by the Baltimore Post…. (more)

May 24, 2018
Vote to repeal life protections looming
ANITA CRANE — On May 25, Irish citizens will vote on the 8th Amendment of their constitution. The government is allowing voters to choose abortion on demand, and voices from Ireland’s two most famous rock bands have spoken…. (more)

May 24, 2018
ESPN — NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday…. (more)


May 23, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump on Tuesday asked why an FBI source who met with some members of his 2016 campaign was paid by the government, arguing the informant was “there to spy for political purposes.”… (more)

May 23, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Exactly when is the “late Spring”? Of all the questions that have been asked about what we’ve called the “Origination Story” of the Trump-Russia investigation, that may be the most important one. It may be the one that tells us when the Obama administration first formed the Trump-Russia “collusion” narrative…. (more)

May 23, 2018
SHARYL ATTKISSON — It may be true that President Trump illegally conspired with Russia and was so good at covering it up he’s managed to outwit our best intel and media minds who’ve searched for irrefutable evidence for two years. (We still await special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings.)… (more)

May 23, 2018
MICHELLE MALKIN — Educrat (ED-yoo-krat) noun, usually pejorative. A government school official or administrator whose primary function is to spend tax dollars telling other parents what to do with their children. Beltway education bureaucrats abhor families who choose to keep their kids out of public schools – – unless it’s to grandstand over gun control…. (more)


May 23, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump touted his decision to impose new restrictions on federally funded family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood – – and vowed to help elect pro-life Republicans at a dinner with activists Tuesday night…. (more)


May 23, 2018
NEWSMAX — Keeping a house too clean can increase a child’s risk for developing the most common form of childhood cancer, according to a new study. Publishing in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer, study researcher Mel Greaves, a professor and biologist from The Institute of Cancer Research in London, reported on his analysis of about three decades’ worth of data…. (more)

May 23, 2018
THE GUARDIAN — At the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in California, hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate…. (more)

May 22, 2018
WES VERNON — So let’s get this straight: It’s just the entertainment properties of 21st Century Fox that the Walt Disney company wants to pick up in another media sale – not Fox News? Whew! Today’s left-leaning Disney is no longer symbolized by Mickey Mouse. (In Mickey’s time, nobody thought to wonder – let alone ask – what the Mouseketeer’s politics were…. (more)

May 22, 2018
ALAN KEYES — “Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about fornicating.” (Gen. George S. Patton’s Address to the 3rd Army, as rendered by George C. Scott in the movie Patton, 1970. See video above, at 2:40 mark.)… (more)

May 22, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — On Sunday, President Trump tweeted a “demand” that the Justice Department investigate political spying in the 2016 campaign. This replays the political-spying controversy that surfaced in late February. Right now, the issue involves the Obama administration’s use of at least one confidential informant – – a spy – – to snoop into the opposition party’s presidential campaign; back in February, the issue was the Obama administration’s electronic surveillance – – by FISA eavesdropping warrants – – for the same purpose…. (more)

May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — President Trump left a Monday meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with an agreement on future steps to facilitate the release of Russia-probe documents to Congress…. (more)


May 21, 2018
NEWSMAX — The Department of Justice On Sunday said its inspector general will investigate whether the FBI engaged in politically motivated surveillance of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016 following a public demand by Trump to do so, the Washington Examiner reported Sunday…. (more)


May 21, 2018
FOX NEWS — A professor has been identified as an FBI informant in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, multiple news outlets reported Saturday. The academic reportedly has deep ties to American and British intelligence, the New York Post reported. President Trump tweeted Friday that confirmation of an FBI plant in his campaign would become the nation’s “all time biggest political scandal.”… (more)


May 21, 2018
GLENN GREENWALD — AN EXTREMELY STRANGE EPISODE that has engulfed official Washington over the last two weeks came to a truly bizarre conclusion on Friday night. And it revolves around a long-time, highly sketchy CIA operative, Stefan Halper…. (more)

May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — There could have been more than one FBI informant snooping on the Trump campaign, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Sunday, but we do not know because the Justice Department has stonewalled congressional requests for documents outlining the impetus for the investigation…. (more)

 

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