BREAKING: North Korea To End Nuclear Program Ahead Of Summit With Trump

BREAKING NEWS: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has announced North Korea will cease developing and testing nuclear weapons.

CNN’s Will Ripley spoke relayed a quote directly from a North Korean source:

Kim Jong Un declared the DPRK had finished its nuclear program in an announcement to the North Korea people and does nor need to conduct further tests.

There are still many questions to be answered about what President Trump can accomplish in his summit with the North Korean leader. Kim Jong Un is an untrustworthy partner and the history of negotiations with communist regimes is fraught with challenge.

Talks could fall apart if Kim demands the United State give up too much in the negotiation or doesn’t show to be serious partner. “There may not be any there there at all,” Michael Green, a former official at the White House and Pentagon, told the Wall Street Journal.

President Donald Trump will cement his place in American and world history if North Korea is successfully reintegrated into the national community. An even bigger win will be if North Korea agrees to dismantle it’s nuclear weapons altogether.

Breaking: Comey Under Investigation By Department Of Justice For Leaking Classified Information

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Former FBI Director James Comey faces a Department of Justice investigation after leaking classified information to a friend, reports say.

Comey redacted parts he believed were sensitive, but other sections he did not redact were later labeled classified.

The news is yet another win for President Trump, who has pulled no punches while talking about Comey on Twitter and at public events.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

“At least two of the memos that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend outside of the government contained information that officials now consider classified, according to people familiar with the matter, prompting a review by the Justice Department’s internal watchdog.

Of those two memos, Mr. Comey himself redacted elements of one that he knew to be classified to protect secrets before he handed the documents over to his friend. He determined at the time that another memo contained no classified information, but after he left the Federal Bureau of Investigation, bureau officials upgraded it to “confidential,” the lowest level of classification.

The Justice Department inspector general is now conducting an investigation into classification issues related to the Comey memos, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Comey has said he considered the memos personal rather than government documents. He has told Congress that he wrote them and authorized their release to the media “as a private citizen.”

Values à la Comey

James Comey’s new book… Valuable to America or to his pocket?

According to Joel Anderson, the book deal was worth a pretty penny: “Comey reportedly earned in excess of $2 million on the deal. And that’s before royalties start rolling in, which could greatly exceed the advance if sales are as high as expected.”

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Oregon Man Refuses to Pay Taxes over Pro-Life Views

One Oregon man is refusing to pay taxes until the federal government stops funding abortion centers. And it seems he is not completely out-of-bounds for doing so, legally, at least for now:

“A federal judge has dismissed a felony tax evasion charge against a man who describes himself as a Christian who refuses to give money to the government to support abortion,” according to a news report from The Oregonian.

Michael Bowman cashes his paychecks and keeps his bank balance at the low minimum in order to avoid having his account taxed. “U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman ruled that the government’s indictment failed to provide any evidence that Michael Bowman tried to conceal or mislead government officials” by engaging this practice.

Bowman cites his conscience and personal opposition to abortion as the reason for his form of protest: “I’m not a tax protester. I love my country. I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience,” he told the Oregon news outlet.

His tax evasion charge has been dismissed on these grounds, but the government is still considering going after him on other accounts (“Bowman still faces four counts of willful failure to file tax returns, a misdemeanor”).

But this initial win for him in court—and in a state not always friendly to those who make unpopular choices based on their Christian beliefs or their consciences—makes for an interesting case study for those interested in how religious freedom and religious exemptions currently fare in the United States.

 

Breaking: In Major Win For President Trump, Federal Judge Questions Scope Of Mueller’s Investigation

A federal judge is questioning the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s authority in an important hearing that could have major consequences for the investigation that was supposed to be focused on alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 election.

The fact this issue is even being discussed is a major win for President Trump.

According to Politico:

“A federal judge raised doubts Thursday about the scope of the order used to appoint special counsel Robert Mueller to probe alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

During a two-and-a-half hour hearing in one of Mueller’s criminal cases against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson questioned whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s directive appointing Mueller granted him more authority than Justice Department regulations appear to permit.

Manafort’s lead defense attorney, Kevin Downing, noted that the May 17 order appointing Mueller grants him authority to pursue the Trump-Russia probe as well as other issues that “may arise” from that investigation. Downing said that was at odds with Justice’s rules, which say a special counsel must be told of the “specific factual matter” in his or her mandate.”

Breaking: Disgraced FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe May Face Criminal Charges

McCabe, with former AG Loretta Lynch

Disgraced former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe may face criminal charges after the Inspector General referred his case to federal prosecutors.

McCabe repeatedly lied to investigators and leaked stories to the media.

According to the New York Post:

“The Justice Department’s inspector general referred its finding that ex-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe repeatedly misled investigators who were scrutinizing leaks to the media to the US Attorney’s office in Washington, arguing that he should be prosecuted, multiple reports said Thursday.

The criminal referral was made after the inspector general determined that McCabe lied to investigators or then-FBI Director James Comey four times, three of them while under oath, The Washington Post reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the federal prosecutors believe criminal charges are warranted, and a referral to the feds does not in and of itself mean McCabe will be charged with a crime, the paper reported.”

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[Video] NJ Professor Investigated for Shouting Obscenity at Conservative Student

“A New Jersey community college is investigating why a professor shouted the F-word at a student in an incident that was caught on camera. The student identifies as politically conservative, and the incident has sparked complaints about the college as a liberal atmosphere where alternative political viewpoints are not tolerated,” per local outlet NJ.com.

A brief video clip of the incident can be viewed here: http://www.nj.com/education/2018/04/a_nj_prof_dropped_the_f-bomb_on_his_conservative_s.html

The altercation took place in class and was recorded on another classmate’s phone: “During a Sociology 105, Intercultural Communication class Wednesday, Brookdale Community College professor Howard Finkelstein grew angry with his student, Christopher Lyle, shouted f— your life,’ and pounded his hand on a table.”

Apparently the left-leaning professor’s comment came after Lyle suggested that both women and men are victims of sexual harassment. According to the student and classmate, it is one of the latest in a long line of disparaging comments directed towards Lyle’s conservative opinions, including those pertaining to lawful gun ownership.

Brookdale Community College is conducting an investigation into the matter, but at this time cannot offer any official comment.

Shock Poll: Californians Support President Trump’s Deportations, Nearly Half Back Travel Ban

Have Californians had enough of illegal immigration?

A new UC-Berkley poll says yes.

Nearly 60% of California residents surveyed agree with deportations, while nearly half back travel restrictions from predominantly Muslim countries. The least support came from the San Francisco Bay region.

The poll is a bad sign for Dems hopeful for a blue wave in November, and a huge victory for President Trump.

According to reports:

“About half of Californians say they support President Trump’s Muslim travel ban and more deportations of undocumented immigrants, according to a new poll that challenges the conventional belief that residents of the left-leaning Golden State are overwhelmingly allergic to the administration’s hard line on immigration.

The survey released Wednesday by UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society shows that while residents of the country’s only sanctuary state value diversity and inclusion on all fronts — from economic and racial justice to immigration reform — their viewpoints on politics, race

“It’s a state whose progressive movement has grown and matured… and yet we’re still seeing high levels of inequality across the state and other social justice issues that are problematic,” said Olivia Araiza, director of the Haas Institute’s Blueprint for Belonging project, which commissioned the survey. The group, which opposes Trump’s policies, said it found some of the results unsettling.

About 24 percent of the survey’s participants said it’s “very important” for the U.S. to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants, while 35 percent said it’s “somewhat important,” according to the poll. That viewpoint even held true in the Bay Area, where 25 percent of those surveyed said increasing deportations is very important and 35 percent said it’s somewhat important.

And about 49 percent of Californians support temporarily banning people from Muslim-majority countries, according to the poll. In the Bay Area, 44 percent of residents support the ban, the least out of any region in California.”

McConnell Says Anti Trump “Mueller Protection Bill” Won’t Get A Senate Vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller will never see the Senate floor.

The bill is being pushed by Democrats and even some establishment Republicans.

According to Politico:

“Mitch McConnell is just saying no.

There will be no Senate vote on protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, no vote on clawing back billions from a new spending law and probably no vote on a war authorization, the Senate majority leader said on Tuesday.

Even as the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to advance a bill that would shield the special counsel from removal by President Donald Trump’s administration, McConnell says it won’t ever see the Senate floor.

The Senate majority leader said on Tuesday that the bill is “not necessary” and that Trump would never sign it.”