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Capitol Hill conservatives question timing of McClatchy’s FBI-NRA-Russia article before release of Simpson testimony

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Capitol Hill conservatives are questioning the timing of an article that the McClatchy news service ran claiming that the FBI was investigating a possible nexus between the National Rifle Association and the Russian government–hours before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the transcripts of Glenn R. Simpson’s Nov. 14 testimony about that connection.

Simpson, the co-founder and leader of the political opposition research firm Fusion GPS, testified to the committee about Russian infiltration of the NRA in response to questions from Rep. K. L. Jacqueline “Jackie” Speier (D.-Calif.).

MS. SPEIER: Okay. What is the interest of Russia with the National Rifle
Association?

MR. SIMPSON: I think that most of what we have found is pretty much out
there now. You know, it’s been said by others, but, you know, what eventually – it
appears the Russians, you know, infiltrated the NRA And there is more than one
explanation for why. But I would say broadly speaking, it appears that the
Russian operation was designed to infiltrate conservative organizations. And they
targeted various conservative organizations, religious and otherwise, and they
seem to have made a very concerted effort to get in with the NRA.

The McClatchy report not only followed the same narrative of Simpson’s testimony, but also claimed that the FBI was investigating Russian financial support to and collusion with the NRA.

What got the eye of Capitol Hill conservatives was McClatchy’s sourcing.

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Instead of citing law enforcement or national security or even FBI sources, McClatchy hanged the story on: “two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.”

In the article, the two McClatchy reporters, Peter Stone and Greg Gordon, quote the FBI’s refusal to comment, which itself is strange because Stone and Gordon have run other stories with much more specific and more connected sourcing, such as Justice Department officials and investigators working for Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Gordon told BLP McClatchy does not discuss sources.

One Capitol Hill source told Big League Politics Simpson himself was most likely one of the two McClatchy sources along with any one of the Democrats on the committee, most likely Speier, who is one of the most adamant opponents of the NRA and the Democrat who created the situation that put Simpson’s Russia-NRA nexus in play.

It was Simpson who put together the so-called “Dossier,” an opposition research file about Donald J. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, which was funded by Democratic nominee Hillary R. Clinton and was passed around by the Clinton campaign, leftwing operatives and FBI agents and officials.

Neil W. McCabe is a Washington-based political journalist and editor. Before joining Big League Politics, he was the Capitol Hill correspondent for Breitbart News, where he also led Breitbart's political polling operation and wrote up the Breitbart-Gravis polls. McCabe's other positions include the One America News DC Bureau Chief, a senior reporter at Human Events and a staff reporter at The Pilot, Boston's Catholic paper. McCabe also was the editor of The Somerville News, The (North Cambridge, Mass.) Alewife and served as an Army combat historian in Iraq. His 2013 e-book The Unfriendly Skies examined how the American airline industry went from deregulation in the late 1970s to come full circle to the highly-regulated, highly-taxed industry it is today.

 

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Massive Manhunt Underway for PA Man who Threatened Trump

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Several law enforcement bodies are searching for a Schuylkill County, PA man who is described as a “clear and present danger” by authorities.

“Law officers said they’re taking this very seriously because of his past harassing and threatening other leaders and police officers,” according to an NBC affiliate in New York. “At this moment, police are searching the nearby woods in McAdoo, [PA].”

Shawn Christy, a 26-year-old, threatened to kill President Donald J. Trump, and this is not the first time he has threatened a prominent politician. His father called the Secret Service after Christy told him that he wanted to shoot Trump.

“The marshal service feels that Shawn Christy is a clear and present danger and that’s why we’ve deployed all of our resources up here in McAdoo in an attempt to locate and apprehend Christy,” said Robert Clark of the U.S. Marshall Fugitive Task Force.

Christy spent time in federal prison after threatening former Alaska Governor and then-Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2012.

Charges have been filed against Christy for his most recent social media threats to kill Trump and law enforcement officers. He also has multiple outstanding state warrants.

“I don’t know at the moment,” Christy’s father said. “He’s somewhere out in these woods. He’s a bush crafter so I don’t know where he is exactly is. I wouldn’t find him as a threat right now at all. He’s just angry.”

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More than 2300 Alleged Pedophiles Arrested Nationwide; MSM Silent

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Last week, the Department of Justice released a statement detailing the arrests of an thousands of pedophiles in a nationwide sweep that lasted for three months.

“The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces,” the release says. “The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography.”

Despite the massively successful operation, press coverage has been noticeably thin. A search for the generic term “pedophile” on the websites for CNN, NBC, and CBS turns up a grand total of zero results on the story, despite the fact that it has been nearly a week since DOJ’s announcement.

“The 61 ICAC task forces, located in all 50 states and comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, led the coordinated operation known as “Broken Heart” during the months of March, April, and May 2018,” the release says. “During the course of the operation, the task forces investigated more than 25,200 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes against children and delivered more than 3,700 presentations on Internet safety to over 390,000 youth and adults.”

Why would the mainstream press be reluctant to report on such a resounding achievement?

“No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “And yet, in recent years, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography and created greater incentives for its production. We at the Department of Justice are determined to strike back against these repugnant crimes.”

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Nielsen: 10,000 of 12,000 Detained Kids Came WITHOUT Their Parents

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Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen revealed Monday that 10,000 of the 12,000 children detained at the border came to the border without parents with him, smacking down the mainstream media narrative that the Trump administration is tearing many families apart out of callous disregard for illegal immigrants.

The illegal immigrant child-detention program that was criticized during the Obama administration is a policy that President Donald Trump is trying to end, pressuring Democrats to get on board with an immigration bill that funds his Wall and creates merit-based immigration among other policy planks.

People were impressed:

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It is also important to note that Border Patrol separates children from adults if they suspect the children are not actually related to the adults. Why? Because human trafficking is a persistent problem and cartels and other smugglers try to use kids to get more people across the border — or they try to sell the kids into human slavery.

We reported:

San Diego’s chief Border Patrol agent Rodney Scott said Monday that the Border Patrol separates children from the adults they are with if there are concerns that the kids are being human-trafficked.
Scott revealed that oftentimes traffickers “recycle” children in order to get illegal alien grown-ups over the Southern border into the United States.

“OOPS! A media outlet slipped & printed the truth today!,” Ann Coulter declared, showing people that the media is not being forthright and truthful when reporting on the supposed border separation program.

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