RenewAmerica Newsletter for July 30, 2019

July 29, 2019
Book review
JOAN SWIRSKY — Since 9/11, writes Tabitha Korol in her riveting book, “Confronting The Deception: Inflamed by 9/11, fired up by eight bad years,” the United States, Israel, and cultures that still value our freedoms have been fighting a battle of survival on several fronts…. (more)

July 29, 2019

REUTERS — U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican who strongly defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as the U.S. spy chief…. (more)


July 29, 2019

FOX NEWS — Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, who questioned former Special Counsel Robert Mueller at both House hearings, says President Trump came out the winner because impeachment is dead…. (more)


July 29, 2019
FOX NEWS — Texas Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe says Democrats and the special counsel deprived President Trump the presumption of innocence…. (more)

July 29, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — A top Republican investigator said accountability is coming for any of those individuals who may have committed crimes during the Trump-Russia investigation…. (more)

July 29, 2019
BYRON YORK — How serious are House Democratic leaders about impeaching President Trump? Consider this: After finishing up last-minute business, members are leaving Washington for a 46-day recess. They will not return until Sept. 9. That’s not very serious…. (more)

July 27, 2019
DAILY MAIL — The gunman from a shooting at a garlic festival in California on Sunday where three people, including a six-year-old boy, were killed has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan…. (more)

July 27, 2019
Dershowitz: ‘Not the job of our legal system’
WORLDNETDAILY — Robert Mueller’s repeated statement that President Trump was not “exonerated” by the special counsel investigation into Democratic claims of Trump-Russia collusion threatens every American, contends Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz…. (more)

July 27, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Rep. Mark Meadows, a top supporter of President Trump, sounded off on Twitter about the Democrats’ behavior during the Wednesday testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller…. (more)

July 27, 2019
‘We were able to get this done and we got it done fairly quickly’

WORLDNETDAILY — In a surprise announcement Friday, President Trump said the U.S. has signed a “safe third country” agreement with Guatemala, which the White House says will require migrants from other countries who pass through Guatemala to seek protection in Guatemala instead of in the United States, and send migrants back to Guatemala if they reach the United States without having done so…. (more)


July 27, 2019

AP NEWS — The Supreme Court cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap billions of dollars in Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico. The court’s five conservative justices gave the administration the green light on Friday to begin work on four contracts it has awarded using Defense Department money. Funding for the projects had been frozen by lower courts while a lawsuit over the money proceeded. The court’s four liberal justices wouldn’t have allowed construction to start…. (more)


July 27, 2019
ROBERT BLECKER — Attorney General William Barr should be applauded for announcing Thursday that the federal government will resume executing convicted murderers on death row for the first time since 2003, beginning with five vicious killers in December and January. “Congress has expressly authorized the death penalty through legislation adopted by the people’s representatives in both houses of Congress and signed by the President,” Barr said in a statement. “We owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system.”… (more)

July 27, 2019

NEWSMAX — Rep. Ilhan Omar, the liberal Minnesota congresswoman who has been under fire for filing taxes with one man while legally married to another is now set to divorce yet again, the Daily Mail reports…. (more)


July 27, 2019

NEWSMAX — China’s central government is putting pressure on officials to track the number of Christians living in their towns, and threatening repercussions if the figures do not add up, according to a report. The CCP (Communist Party of China) has been cracking down on religion in recent months and has now intensified its measures by ordering local governments to closely supervise and monitor its residents who believe in God, ChristianHeadlines.com noted…. (more)


July 27, 2019
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Leana Wen, now the former president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was fired from the organization over what she calls “philosophical differences over the best way to protect reproductive health.” A few days later, she penned an op-ed in the New York Times explaining what happened and why, from her perspective. What she reveals about the organization’s goals and methodology is not only unsurprising, but confirms what conservatives have been claiming about Planned Parenthood for years…. (more)

July 26, 2019
NATIONAL REVIEW — A funny thing happened at the moment in 2016 when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union: The winning campaigners dispersed. One of the most consequential poll results in the U.K.’s history provided a mandate to Parliament, but did not produce a government of the men and women who’d made the case for it to voters…. (more)

July 25, 2019
Former special counsel ‘clearly did not want to be on Capitol Hill’; he was there only because Nadler made him
BRYAN FISCHER — One could almost feel sorry for Robert Mueller, whose reputation as a man of unimpeachable integrity and straight-shooting law man burned to the ground in front of him during his testimony before Congress. He appeared frail, uncertain, and feeble. He simply was not up to the challenge. He fumbled simple questions, paused awkwardly on numerous occasions, and repeatedly made it clear that he was almost completely unfamiliar with his own report…. (more)

July 25, 2019
‘Can you repeat the question, sir?’

GRABIEN — Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller frequently appeared confused during his much-anticipated Capitol Hill testimony Wednesday. Mueller, who is often celebrated in the media for laser-like thinking, had to ask lawmakers to regularly repeat their questions, seemingly struggling to pay attention. At other points, Mueller got confused about whether the members of Congress were asking him questions or if they were reading from his own report. In just the first 90 minutes of the hearing, Mueller needed help understanding questions more than 10 times…. (more)


July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON TIMES — Robert Mueller made it just minutes into the questions from Congress Wednesday before Republicans drew blood, trapping the former special counsel over his familiarity with his own 448-page report. Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, asked a seemingly easy question about whether “collusion” and “conspiracy” were essentially the same. Mr. Mueller said that wasn’t necessarily true…. (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) presses former Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion investigation. Jordan says maybe a better course of action is to figure out how the false accusations started…. (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) admonished former special counsel Robert Mueller for not following the regulations by writing about decisions that weren’t reached. From Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing:… (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) asked former special counsel Robert Mueller several questions about Christopher Steele and the Steele dossier at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. Mueller declined to answer Rep. Gaetz’s repeated questions about the Steele dossier and often responded, “That’s beyond my purview.”… (more)


July 25, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) gave a statement Wednesday at the beginning of the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “There is collusion in plain sight. Collusion between Russia and the Democratic party,” the ranking member said. “The Democrats colluded with Russian sources to develop the Steele dossier and Russian lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya colluded with the dossier’s key architect, Fusion GPS head Glenn Simpson.”… (more)


July 25, 2019
‘Washington’s focus now shifts to the two investigations into the investigators’

NEW YORK POST — Among his talents, Donald Trump has a special gift for driving his detractors so crazy that they do really stupid stuff. The decision by Democrats to force Robert Mueller to testify before Congress is Exhibit A…. (more)

 

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