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July 25, 2017

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henry

Much better than the story about first responders stopping passers by futon helping in California. Tough to lose good people, but they would do it again.

henry

Futon = from

Robin, rained out in upstate NY

Awan brother arrested in Dallas,

https://twitter.com/cernovich/status/889952962696552452

henry

Awan caught trying to leave the country. Maybe there is an investigation here.

daddy

Dulles, not Dallas.

Great news.

Porchlight

Wow. Sad stories.

daddy

I wonder who's going to post his bail and how much?

Exit Question: Is there a DC Judge corrupt enough to allow him to have bail?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jim Lokay FOX5

@LokayFOX5

BREAKING: House staffer Imran Awan arrested at Dulles and charged with bank fraud, per @FOXNews.. Awan worked for @DWSTweets. #fox5dc
4:39 PM - 25 Jul 2017 · Sterling, VA

Porchlight

Finally some traction on these guys. Thanks to the MSM most Americans have still never heard of them. Next up, DWS, I hope.

daddy

Still looking for better confirmation: Gateway Pundit: BREAKING: Wasserman-Schultz IT Staffer Imran Awan Arrested at Airport While Trying to Flee U.S.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This thread has the live links to the rally at Youngstown, Ohio. The first link, RSBN, is already live and the place is already close to being packed. The First Lady will be with the President.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/07/25/president-trump-maga-rally-youngstown-ohio-700pm-livestream/

daddy

Zero Hedge on the Awan Brother: Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested At Dulles Airport While Attempting To Flee Country

Still only a very thinly sourced story---a couple tweets only so far.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

RSBN is interviewingfolks in the crowd. Just did a great interview with a guy who supports Trump and wants the Ohio Congresspeople to support him as well.

Says they need to get with the program or we will be unelecting some Congtreemen and Senators. Reminds everyone we have to stick together to win, like the Greatest Generation.

Very inspiring talk from an average Joe.

Extraneus

Joe Delaney:

Clarice Feldman

Cannot think of a more noble way to go.

Clarice Feldman

I don't think Awan is eligible for bail--he's already shown a desire to flee.

jimmyk

Psychiatry jumps the same shark as journalism:

An increasing number of psychologists and psychiatrists have denounced the restriction as a “gag rule” and flouted it, with some arguing they have a “duty to warn” the public about what they see as Trump’s narcissism, impulsivity, poor attention span, paranoia, and other traits that, they believe, impair his ability to lead....

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2017/07/psychiatry-group-tells-members-they-can.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Also in attendance tonight: Eric and Lara Trump, Anthony Scaramucci.

Will check to see who else.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This is the reporter from the Fox News cable channel:

Chad Pergram‏Verified account @ChadPergram 1h1 hour ago

Feds/USCP picked up Imran Awan at Dulles Aiport last night as he was "trying to leave the country." Has been arraigned. Surrendered passport
112 replies 1,000 retweets 1,174 likes

Porchlight

Bret Baier retweeted Chad Pergram, says Fox will be covering the Awan arrest tonight.

It's definitely real.

daddy

Refresher:

---Imran Awan being paid nearly $2 million working as an IT support staffer for House Democrats since 2004

---Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails.

I wonder if Trey Gowdy has heard of him yet?

Threadkiller

Raise your hand if you have never heard of the Awan brothers.

Figures..

daddy

I don't think Awan is eligible for bail--he's already shown a desire to flee.

That's what Eric Holder told the Judge about James Rosen of FOX News:)

Hi, Clarice. Hope wherever you are you are having a great time. TM is giving us whiplash.

Clarice Feldman

I'm home for the day--leave again tomorrow at 5:30 a.n. for Cody, Wyo. I do not know how you can manage all this back and forth thru multiple time zones in days. (I was on a Grand Canyon, Bryce Mt, Zion Natl Park run thru with stops in LA and Las Vegas. I'm exhausted and my sinuses are whistling Dixie..

daddy

Lets start our clocks ticking and see how long it takes for this story of the Awan Brother's arrest at Dulles to hit any of the Media Outlets McCain refused to condemn.


Tich, tick, tick, tick, tick....

So far doing a channel run every few minutes I see nothing on CNN, MSNBC, FOX Business, FOX, etc.

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick....

Dave (in MA)

Awan speak to a lawyer

Threadkiller

Heartbreaking stories, TM.

sbw

I was on a Grand Canyon, Bryce Mt, Zion Natl Park run

My, you are in good shape!

Jack is Back!

Pangs of nostalgia. I remember that Joe Delaney story from the way back machine. At the time I thought the press would fold it under the headline and they did. What a courageous thing to do.

As T.S. Eliot said: "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."

Miss Marple the Deplorable

President and First Lady leaving White House for Ohio. Fabulous dress on First Lady!

For those who can't right click:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DFnHQa4UwAAMhc1.jpg:large

daddy

So what it is?

A beauty contest or the pot calling the kettle black?

Extraneus

That would obviously describe me to a T, Top Hat.

Extraneus

Whoa, he's gone already? Trolls dismembered & decapitated in seconds? What a beautiful thing.

Clarice Feldman

SBW--I run by car.

Extraneus

Not saying he was a troll, since I haven't been here in a while.

daddy

FOX reports that Michael Short in the White House Press Dept, "Resigned" today. No mention of him being fired.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/270085163-story

DC shooting, Secret Service involved, few details, video and story at link.

sbw

Not that it matters, but I tried to go on facebook and got nothing back.

Jack is Back!

daddy,

They know who the leakers are and now have given it to
Mooch to do the firing. Concigliere for Trump.

DrJ

"Resigned"

Uh huh. "We are terminating your employment with us. We can fire you, or you can resign. Which would you like?"

henry

Sure Dr J... "What should we say when your next prospective employer calls?"

daddy

Trey on Regular FOX with Bret Baire reporting that in his questioning of Jarod Kushner today re Russian collusion:

Brett: Did he answer all the questions today behind closed doors?

Trey: Yeah Brett. He (Kushner) answered all of the questions. Even when the Democrats ran out of good questions he kept answering them. He stayed for 1 hour longer than he was supposed to. In fact he stayed for 1 hour longer than DNI Dan Coates stayed, who is the head of our Intelligence Community. You just played a quote where he (Kushner) used the phrase "in the campaign." I went back to that quote with him word by word and said to him, "OK, take out, "by the Campaign." Do you know of anyone, period, who colluded, conspired, or coordinated with Russia, during the 2016 Presidential Primary or general Election, and the answer was "NO." I asked him that question every way you could ask a person that question and the answer was always "NO." ...UNDER OATH...

sbw

This must be Gus:

Gotta love the Intertubes!

daddy

Yep. "Resigned" just like the 3 Reporters for CNN "Resigned" after Scaramucci threatened CNN with a hundred million dollar law Suit.

Trey said that today re: Kushner they crammed 5 minutes worth of questioning into 3 hours.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Pam 2 and 4 others liked
Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 12m12 minutes ago

Just arrived in Youngstown, Ohio with @FLOTUS Melania!
#MakeAmericaGreatAgain🇺🇸
🎥https://instagram.com/p/BW_FcdAgYPS/

daddy

I don't know if you guys saw Trey Gowdy on with Brett but he's got a beard and a new hair style and if he let his hair and beard get just a little bit longer he'd be the spitting image of Duane Allman:

Miss Marple the Deplorable

The Hill‏Verified account @thehill 17m17 minutes ago

#BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee drops subpoena against Manafort http://hill.cm/vkjnHpy

daddy

Am told that DWS just fired Awan today. let me see if I can find a link.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Mark Knoller‏Verified account @markknoller 6m6 minutes ago

On the way to his political rally in Youngstown, Pres Trump has stopped at @Amvets Post 44 for salute to American heroes event.
4 replies 10 retweets 9 likes

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I will get the video of this later.

Gentlejim

Sbw,
I initially thought GUS jr, but noticed the lawn hadn't been cut. No way is GUS jr going to be rocking out Metallica in the front yard before mowing.

henry

Correct Gentlejim.

lurkersusie

The Associated Press @AP

Justice Dept. to withhold some grant money from cities unless they allow immigration officials access to jails. https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/889976234540716032

daddy

According to this Daily Wire story Awan was still employed by DWS yesterday. Now I am told that a few minutes ago on Brett Baire's show she had just fired him. (Awan must be the only guy in DC who doesn't resign:)

Anyhow, any ramifications now after DWS fires him? Does that help the dam break? Does that suddenly allow investigators to not be stifled by DWS claiming this and that obstructive Congressional privilege?

I am loving this story and praying it gets the attention and honest investigation it deserves.

daddy

The Panel on the Vote today:

Steve Hayes: ...What the Vote did not to today was change the fundamentals. A bunch of Repub Senators think this Bill is too Liberal. A bunch of others think this Bill is too Conservative. It is deeply unpopular in the country...
-----------------------

How the hell does he know that?

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

--Cannot think of a more noble way to go.--

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Or some kids he and she didn't even know.

DrJ

Flush!

Texas Liberty Gal

thx MM & Porch for bringing up to date on Sessions & Trump. My hunch is that Trump is trying to get Sessions to withdraw his recuasal re:all matters Russia. Putting out names for possible replacements for Sessions seem to me to be increasing the pressure.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343556-cruz-being-considered-to-replace-sessions-report

jimmyk on iPhone

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

The lady who was killed by the Somali cop was a Good Samaritan. She thought there was a rape in progress and called 911.

daddy

Feds arrest IT staffer for Wasserman Schultz trying to leave country

Clarice,

I guess they found the corrupt Judge I was worried about.

Awan, 37, of Virginia, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of bank fraud during his arraignment in federal court in Washington, D.C. He was released but will have to wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew.

Guess he was less of a flight risk then James Rosen.

RattlerGator

The interesting thing to me was Trey Gowdy saying the Attorney General doesn't work for the President but for a blind lady holding some scales.

Ummmm . . . wrong, Trey.

For a guy who has worked as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice, that was quite a statement coming from someone in the Legislative Branch about someone working in the Executive Branch *under* a Chief Executive.

daddy

A DWS spokesman said in a statement: "Mr. Awan previously served as a part-time employee but his services have been terminated. No charges, evidence or findings from the investigation have been formally shared with our office, so we cannot comment on them."

The criminal complaint and affidavit said he had bought a ticket to fly Monday to Doha, Qatar, and then Lahore, Pakistan...officials arrested Awan at Dulles airport in suburban Virginia as he was “trying to leave the country.”

I hate everybody:(
I just hate you guys less than everybody else:(

Any bets on how long before he successfully skips town?

henry

The Trumps are wandering up to the podium.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Melania speaking now.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

SORRY RG but I think Trey is right. Trump can fire him, but he works for the country. (and I'm a big fan of Sessions - in part for his loyalty toward Trump from day 1. I think he is a man of honor.

Bet Awan flees tonite, and DWS helps.

exdemocrat

less than 48 hours, daddy

jimmyk on iPhone

"Any bets on how long before he successfully skips town?"

Either that or he has a tragic "accident." Or maybe commits "suicide."

exdemocrat

- unless he commits 'suicide', of course

Miss Marple the Deplorable

"I am here to cut through the fake news filter and speak straight to the American people!"

glenda

Melania is my first girl crush. Trump needs to bring her with him everywhere.
Captain H...it looks like Robert Creamer's DNC mob squad has invaded Youngstown...

Seems Trey "howdy" Gowdy, has been convinced on Kushner...very hard for left to sustain BS on Russia--yet Obama's goons( Clapper-Brennan-Holder) are not behaving "constitutionally".

jimmyk on iPhone

More on that Somali cop.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/18/mohamed-noor-somali-american-cop-who-allegedly-shot-jessica-damond-lauded-by-community.html

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Great guy Gino, former democrat, super Trump supporter, called on stage.

Gave a really great testimonial, finishing with telling Congress to pass the agenda or he's going on the road.

Better speaker than Obama!!

henry

Hard line on Iran

lurkersusie

Read full text of Bill Browder's testimony to Senate Judiciary about Russian operatives/Fusion GPS/Glenn Simpson.
https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/534864/

lurkersusie

This is crazy

Daily Mail US on Twitter: "Princeton hiring a certified 'men's engagement manager' to combat aggressive masculinity https://t.co/aiZoOlp7dA"

Princeton is apparently so concerned that its male students could be rapists that it is looking to hire an 'interpersonal violence clinician and men's engagement manager' to solve the problem.

The New Jersey university's job listing calls for experts in women's and gender studies, social work or similar fields to 'foster an environment for healthy male social development.'

Ignatz Ratzkywatzky

Kinda curious why Trump doesn't have a team of guys that just goes around firing Barry holdovers and saboteurs who are openly thwarting his agenda.
An empty office is better than one with a subversive in it.

Frau Gut dabei

How many schools were named for Joe Delaney? (none?) I went to Thomas A. Edison Elementary. Wouldn't children in the Joe Delaney Elementary School be inspired by the life of Mr. Delaney?

maryrose

DWS: needs to resign from Congress for harboring a criminal for so long.
All Aswan has to do is lose the leg bracelet, get a fake passport and book out of Washington DC.
Would have loved to watch that arrest going down.
Hey Old Lurker:
Looks like the Repub senators got it over the finish last be today.
Despite Poor Chucky pleas to Repubs to "Come back Come back"
I hope bought I was watching the end of the Wizard of Oz when the Wizard leaves.

maryrose

Should be line..

daddy

We had a brave swimmer in Alaska yesterday. Captain of an overturned commercial Fishing Boat jumped overboard in cold water to rescue a man. Captain of flipped ship jumps into frigid Alaska water to save cremate

maryrose

Should thought.
In any event another triumph for President Trump.
Dems can suck it!

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Ignatz,

Civil Service laws, I imagine.

maryrose

Jane is correct.
Sessions works for us!
That is why I found it so egregious that Holder had a card saying Black first!
Wrong dog breath,
Americans first!

Frau Gut dabei

maryrose - from the Wayback Machine:

“Barack Obama is still the president of the United States,” (Eric) Holder told Joshua DuBois, the former White House adviser on faith-based and neighborhood partnerships, in an interview published in The Daily Beast. “He and I share a worldview, and he is just as committed to these issues as I am…and he will pick a new attorney general that shares his values, and my values as well.”

Lynch on the tarmac with Clinton!

boris

I think Sessions is one of these I described couple of months ago:

another example of some high minded popinjay saying "We all know the other side has not always played fair but our duty is to conduct ourselves as though we expect them to. If they stab us in the back and we all die that's on them and our souls will unstained by duplicitous intentions". It's not even Charlie Brown trusting Lucy with the football anymore.
It's worse.

boris

Certain tasks require more Wyatt Earp than Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry.

exdemocrat

from lurkersusie's Browder article:

"Veselnitskaya, through Baker Hostetler, hired Glenn Simpson of the firm Fusion GPS to conduct a smear campaign against me and Sergei Magnitsky in advance of congressional hearings on the Global Magnitsky Act. He contacted a number of major newspapers and other publications to spread false information that Sergei Magnitsky was not murdered, was not a whistle-blower, and was instead a criminal. They also spread false information that my presentations to lawmakers around the world were untrue."

Susie: do you think the Atlantic's red diaper readers can connect the dots here, given that their entire muh russia theory rests on the dodgy dossier smear campaign about POTUS created by the same Fusion GPS?
Are they really so dense they cannot understand that over here we are able to see that Putin's gangsterism is of a piece with the Clinton's??

henry

Boris, maybe even a Buford Pusser.

daddy

Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch on with Lou Dobbs and provided this simple bit of Legal Common Sense for guys like me:

Farrell: Lets cut thru all the double-talk, and all the 'Russia, Russia, Russia' craziness. No one can name the criminal predicate. We do not conduct investigations, criminal investigations, of people. We conduct investigations of crimes that have occurred, and we identify suspects and subjects. They've turned this entire process on it's head.

lurkersusie

Nothing to see here

The Daily Caller is reporting that the Pakistani IT staffers wired $283,000 from Congressional Federal Credit Union in a House office building to two people in Pakistan. Awan was also carrying $12,000 on him at the time of the arrest.

exdemocrat

one thing you have to give to leftists: they have absolutely no shame.

https://twitter.com/RepDWStweets/status/889526594699657216

lurkersusie

This is nuts

Mollie @MZHemingway

Unbelievable. Bureaucrats at DOJ still going after the Little Sisters over Obamacare mandate https://t.co/H0kn6pXeh1?amp=1

Barbara

Certain tasks require more Wyatt Earp than Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry.

Exactly, Boris. And he's only going to get worse as time passes.

He can resign honorably now, and should do so without haste. The longer be waits, the worse it will be.

henry

New thread

exdemocrat

susie - sundance at CTH thinks POTUS really is frustrated with Sessions because he although is focusing on some good things he does not seem to have any inclination to truly drain the swamp - such as the bs you link to.

daddy

Surprisingly the comments in this local story on Lisa voting "NO" are encouraging: Murkowski votes "No" and Pence breaks tie: Senate takes up health bill

The Lefty ADN commenters are much more in favor of Lisa's "NO" voting, but even there there are some rays of sunshine!

Clarice Feldman

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/wasserman-schultzs-it-aide-arrested-trying-to-flee-the-country/

What would you say are the odds that the Awan's were blackmailing DWS?

RattlerGator

SORRY RG but I think Trey is right. Trump can fire him, but he works for the country. (and I'm a big fan of Sessions - in part for his loyalty toward Trump from day 1. I think he is a man of honor.

Posted by: Jane (Stand against the Coup) | July 25, 2017 at 07:16 PM

No, IMHO he's absolutely wrong Jane (and MaryRose) -- ask Sally Yates -- and lawyers make this vain mistake all the time. It's one primary reason they've screwed up so much of the country.

To work for us and not the Chief Executive he'd have to be a constitutional officer -- right? --
or have independent status specifically conveyed by Congress. That is not the case, I don't believe, but given my increasing propensity for brain cramps I'm certainly open to some edumacation on the point.

In many of our sovereign states, of course, the state A.G. *is* a constitutional officer. Not federally, however.

Federally, the A.G. works for the Chief Executive and, in the abstract, we absolutely have a strong Chief Executive. The federal A.G. is subject to a very clear chain of command that subsumes him under the President as head of the Department of Justice.

This means the A.G. doesn't primarily owe some abstract, generic duty to some blind chick holding up some scales. The A.G. is invested with certain powers and responsibilities, and owes very specific duties to the President of the United States, period.

The mere fact that a position under the A.G., like Director of the FBI, is insulated and given not only great independence but real deference doesn't change any of the true facts related to the A.G. *or* the Director of the FBI.

daddy

What would you say are the odds that the Awan's were blackmailing DWS?

100 percent.

lurkersusie

exdemocrat,

I personally think it's important to obtain as much information as
possible in order to actually see what's going on. I also think
that every opointee of Trump's is having a difficult time with all
the people in the swamp. These agencies are massive.

Trump is mad because Mueller is going after his business and
kids.

Kevlar Kid

Let's see who arrested the snake.

Let's see who calls for the Grand Jury.

Let's see if Flossermun Schlitz defies a federal sub-po-eeena!

Does this mean the gummint prosecutors can sub-po-eena the giant hyena email tree?

Who's on that? Cheryl "General" Mills? John "Bootie Sniffer" Podesta? Booby "Ja" Mook? Chelsea? Jennifer "Lucky" Palmieri?

Spread out that lasso and drag em little bit before bringin em in. Tenderize them. Show them the deal and the one who gets it will be today's
Juanito Dean.

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