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Lindsey Graham Attacks Mike Lee

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Lindsey Graham, the neoconservative Republican senator from South Carolina, attacked Utah senator Mike Lee in a private meeting. Graham was furious that liberty-minded Lee wants an amendment in the defense bill to prevent unwarranted detention of American citizens.

The Washington Post reports: “At the center of the ruckus was Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), who argued separately with Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), according to a person who attended the lunch and another who was briefed on it. Graham, a traditional Republican hawk, took issue with an amendment Lee was pushing to the annual defense bill. His measure was designed to protect Americans from detention without charge or trial. According to the person who attended the lunch, Graham accused Lee of pressing for the amendment raise money, prompting the normally polite and low-key senator to snap back at him. “Like hell I’m doing that!” Lee responded. Graham later apologized to Lee, and Lee accepted. The Mormon senator told Graham that if he drank beer, he’d take him out for one.”

Lindsey Graham is also making noise agitating against President Trump.

Jose Nino reports:

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“Senator Rand Paul rightfully took Senator Lindsey Graham to task for drafting an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) in North Korea in the case that Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-Un goes down in flames.
Paul said, “Lindsey Graham is a danger to the country by even proposing ideas like authorizing war with Korea, my goodness.”

With a country that is already $20 trillion in debt, entertaining any form of military adventure is the height of insanity.

But the Never Trumping did not stop there…

 

 

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SPACE FORCE!

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President Donald J. Trump announced this morning that the Pentagon will be charged with creating a “Space Force” during the National Space Council Meeting.

“Our nation of pioneers still yearns to conquer the unknown, because we are Americans and the future belongs totally to us,” Trump said. “Once more we will summon the American spirit to tame the next great American frontier.”

Trump spoke about defending America with a “dominant” presence in space.  The President does not want “China, Russia, and other countries leading us.”

“I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force as the sixth branch of the Armed Forces,” he said. “That’s a big statement. We are going the have the Air Force and we are going to have the Space Force. Separate but equal.”

Watch the full speech here:

Trump announced his plans for America to return to the moon and to reach Mars.

Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin and members of his space council joined Trump for his announcement.

 

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Official Russian Press Story Does Not Match World Cup Car Attack Footage

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In what might be an attempt to quell the fears of guests at the World Cup in Moscow, Russian press has described an apparent car attack by a Kyrgyzstani national that injured eight as a “tragic accident.”

But video of the incident tells a different story:

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Police have released an interrogation tape in which the cabbie claims that he tried to brake in order to let a pedestrian cross the street, but pressed the gas pedal instead, accelerating into the crowd. The driver claims that he was tired after 20 straight hours of work, which caused the error.

But the video clearly shows that there was no pedestrian in the street for the driver to avoid. It also shows the cabbie running from the vehicle after plowing through the crowd. He claimed that he was afraid of “being killed” after the incident.

Some of Russia’s state media has ignored the story altogether.

Terror group ISIS has threatened the 2018 World Cup as a potential target several times. Big League Politics reported in April:

“A second poster recently released by Wafa shows a jihadist with an AK-47 emerging from an explosion in a soccer stadium:

‘Putin, you disbeliever,’ the poster says. ‘You will pay the price for killing Muslims.’

Wafa is likely referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s alliance with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has focused on driving ISIS out of Syria”

BLP Passage Ends. 

“We don’t know what happened and just because this guy is from Kyrgyzstan does not mean he is a terrorist,” said Mark Galeotti, a security expert. “But we also know that we can’t trust the official Russian line.”

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Did Bill Clinton Forget About Snatching Elian Gonzalez At Gunpoint?

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Former President William J. Clinton sent a sanctimonious tweet this morning meant to criticize President Donald J. Trump’s stance on illegal immigration.

“On this Father’s Day I’m thinking of the thousands of children separated from their parents at the border,” Clinton said. “These children should not be a negotiating tool. And reuniting them with their families would reaffirm America’s belief in & support for all parents who love their children.”

Right on cue, FOX News contributor Stephen Miller stepped in, responding “Sure bro,” and attaching a picture of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) busting into the home where Elian Gonzalez was staying in 2000.

Gonzalez garnered massive press coverage when, as a young boy, Clinton’s Attorney General, Janet Reno ordered the him returned to Cuba to live with his father.

Gonzalez’s mother had drowned when he and twelve others fled Cuba for the United States in an aluminum boat. The ensuing custody battle was vicious, as Gonzalez’s family members in Miami fought against his deportation back to Cuba. Ultimately, the Clinton Administration signed off on the deportation and snatched Gonzalez at gunpoint in a pre-dawn raid on Easter Sunday, April 22, 2000. A three-judge federal panel then ruled that Gonzalez could not be deported until he had an asylum hearing. He was barred from receiving asylum on June 1 and sent away.

Now that Trump is president, Clinton wants to play the “moral superiority” card for political purposes. But Americans are not stupid. They remember that Clinton was notoriously hawkish on borders, at least in his rhetoric.

“We are a nation of immigrants, but ultimately we are a nation of laws,” said Clinton in his 1995 State of Union address, mirroring Trump’s immigration stance nearly word for word.

Watch the full clip here:

“[Citizens] are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country,” Clinton said. “The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.”

Clinton went on to brag about his record hiring of border patrol agents promise faster deportations in the same speech.

It looks like Clinton has had a politically expedient change of heart.

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