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Sen. Cory Booker claims female scalp: KT McFarland quits fight for Singapore posting

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President Donald J. Trump expressed regret and sadness today when he announced his nominee to serve as the ambassador to Singapore withdrew her name from the confirmation process.

 

“I am disappointed that K.T. McFarland has withdrawn from consideration to be Ambassador to Singapore. K.T. served my administration with distinction,” said the president of McFarland, who was a foreign policy advisor during the campaign and who served as an assistant to the president and the deputy national security advisor.

“Unfortunately, some Democrats chose to play politics rather than move forward with a qualified nominee for a critically important post,” the president said.

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“I wish K.T. the best as she uses her considerable wisdom and skill as a commentator to explain to the American people how to make American foreign policy great again,” he said.

The Wisconsin-born McFarland has had a long career in Republican foreign policy, beginning with her work and an office assistant to Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger during the administrations of presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford.

McFarland returned to the White House as a speechwriter and national security staffer for President Ronald W. Reagan, in addition to a stint at the Pentagon overseeing the Defense Department’s public affairs operation.

Before she returned to the White House under Trump, McFarland started a family, ran for the Senate against Sen. Hillary R. Clinton (D.-N.Y.) in 2006 and worked as commentator and correspondent for Fox News.

The appointment to Singapore was prompted by the Feb. 13, 2017 resignation of her boss, the National Security Advisor retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn and the reality that Flynn’s replacement Army Lt. Gen. Herbert R. “HR” McMaster wanted to build his own team–a team free from connections to the president and his campaign that could impede his desire to run his own shop.

When McFarland left his staff in May, McMaster said, “She initiated and laid the foundation of the first strategic policy reviews that the NSC will continue to build upon. K.T. is leaving a great team in place to support the President, and our friends in Singapore know they are getting one of his top aides as their American ambassador.”

At the time, Trump said that McFarland will always be a part of his team.

“While I am sorry to lose her, K.T.’s work in developing policies that put American interests first will have a lasting impact,” the president said. “She will remain an essential team member as she fulfills this new and important role.”

Sen. Cory A. Booker (R.-N.J.) took a victory lap on Twitter when McFarland’s withdrawal was announced.

In an all-too-familiar scenario, before her July 20 confirmation hearing, Booker submitted a series of written questions, including one about McFarland’s knowledge of the Flynn’s Dec. 29, 2016 phone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak.

In her written answer, McFarland responded: “I am not aware of any of the issues or events described above.”

It was an answer forced upon her because, as New Yorker reported, the General Services Administration told the White House team working with McFarland that all of the Trump transition team’s records were being sealed pending a request from the office of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

Read more about Mueller’s “unlawful” seizure of Trump transition records here.

What made the scenario familiar is that once again, a Democratic senator asked a Trump administration nominee a question, where the nominee was relying on memory and the Democrat seemed to have access to the precise record.

While McFarland could not get access to her transition team emails, emails from her referring to the very Flynn-Kislyak conversation Booker was asking about were printed in the Dec. 2 The New York Times and came into the possession of Booker.

Flush with evidence of McFarland’s “false testimony” Booker, using a senatorial privilege, Booker put a hold on the nomination.

Despite the stiffened opposition to her nomination, Trump resubmitted her name for the Singapore posting Jan. 8, but in the end, the former Kissinger office girl called it off.

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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