Yes, both the Federal Department of Justice, and the head AG for California have one thing in common: underhandedness.
The DOJ of the USA has now been found to hide some pretty important information from us about – wait for it – IRAN. And the issue they kept secret is mighty important, too. That would be hackers and the Nuclear Deal. From the Daily Signal:
On March 24, the Department of Justice indicted seven Iranian hackers for two cyber-crimes. The charges result from the individuals’ attacks on U.S. bank websites and the breach of a New York dam’s control systems.
Even though the indictment was just released to the public, it had originally been announced but then immediately sealed the same week the U.S. and Iran were implementing agreements regarding Iran’s nuclear program—in addition to negotiating the release offour American prisoners and compensation of $1.7 billion back to Iran.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch statedlast week that “the Department of Justice is sending a powerful message: that [they] will not allow any individual, group, or nation to sabotage American financial institutions” and that the charges illustrate cyber-hacking or attacks of any sort will not be tolerated by the U.S. government.While that may be true, it also appears that the Department of Justice wanted to keep the public in the dark on Iran’s cyber-crimes while the administration pursued building a relationship with the regime. If the Justice Department truly desires to make its point known on cyber-hacking, it should shine a light on Iran’s misdoings—not delay the truth as a favor to the administration. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Isn’t that special? Bear in mind, this is the “Mission Statement” of the DOJ:
To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.
So about that whole “to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic” thing. Apparently, AG Lynch, and President Obama, forgot about that little bit of the Mission for the DOJ. This kowtowing to a state sponsor of terror (Iran) which has killed a number of Americans all to get a HORRIBLE deal is appalling. That this government would hide information about these hackers speaks volumes about both where our Federal AG is, and where our country is.
And that same mindset is reflected by the California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, who, by the way, is running for re-election. It turns out that AG Harris has some major connections to Planned Parenthood. Why does that matter? Because she is pursuing the filmmaker who revealed the horrendous practices of Planned Parenthood, David Daleiden, and doing so in a way that is shocking. From The Federalist:
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, whose Department of Justice raided the home of a pro-life activist Tuesday afternoon, has financial ties with Planned Parenthood.
Harris, who is running for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, has a petition on her campaign page asking visitors to sign in support of preventing Planned Parenthood from being defunded. She also received $15,000 in campaign donations from the nation’s largest abortion provider during her re-election campaign in 2014.
Harris’s office controls the California DOJ, which recently raided the home of David Daleiden, the journalist behind the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s scheme to sell organs harvested from aborted babies. During the raid, authorities reportedly seized damning, yet-to-be-released video footage that would expose more of Planned Parenthood’s organs-for-cash setup.
Last year, Harris publicly spoke out against Senate Republicans for attempting to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider, and applauded Planned Parenthood’s work. She also supported a California bill, which was signed into law last year, that forces crisis pregnancy centers to inform their clients of where they can get an abortion. […] (Click here to read the rest.)
Uh, yeah. I think it is safe to say that any elected official who has a Donation link to Planned Parenthood on her website, has an agenda and is not going to be an impartial arbiter of the law or justice.
But did you catch the part about what happened to Daleiden? From The Stream:
[…] Agents seized all video footage from his apartment, along with his personal information, David Daleiden said in a Facebook post. Daleiden, the founder of a group called the Center for Medical Progress, said agents left behind documents that he contends implicate Planned Parenthood in illegal behavior related to the handling of fetal tissue. […](Click here to read the rest.)
Yes, the CA DOJ raided his home like he was some member of a drug cartel or something. Wow.
That is where we are in this country now. As if we didn’t already know how important this election is, this makes it that much more important. When the Federal DOJ conceals critical information from the people, and the CA AG goes after someone for what is clearly an ideologically motivated reason, it is clear as day that there is a LOT at stake.
It is discouraging, isn’t it? Considering some of the candidates from whom people are choosing, it is even more so. Hence the need for some humor – at their expense.
To that end, Comedy Central recently had an hour long debate between Trump and Sanders. Well, not really Trump and Sanders, but it might as well have been. The two actors were spot on in their depictions of these two men. I would put up the entire video except there are a few places that just go too far (here is the link if you want to watch the whole thing. I was cracking up a good bit of the time.). Instead, I will share some highlights with you. I recommend not drinking or eating anything as you watch these.
The first one isn’t on Youtube, unfortunately, but you can watch it on Facebook HERE. It is hilarious, and captures Trump and Sanders perfectly.
And then there is this response to one of the questions asked of the candidates:
Oh, my – funny, right? These two men routinely do these impersonations, and they have Trump and Sanders down pat.
Hey, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry, right? That’s it for me. This is an Open Thread. What’s on your minds today?