Wells Fargo Stems the Tide: Not a Bank’s Job to Set U.S. Gun Policy

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H/T Breitbarts Big Government.

Wells Fargo has made the correct decision to stand up to David Camrea Hogg and his astroturf thugs.

Wells Fargo stemmed the tide of the push for new financial restrictions on gun makers and sellers by stressing that it is not a bank’s job to set U.S. gun policy.

Wells Fargo believes firearm policy is a debate for Congress instead.

According to Reuters, Wells Fargo chief financial officer John Shrewsberry said, “The best way to make progress on these issues is through the political and legislative process. In the meantime, Wells Fargo is engaging our customers that legally manufacture firearms and other stakeholders on what we can do together to promote better gun safety in our communities.”

Wells Fargo’s refusal to place new regulations or stipulations on legal firearm manufacturers represents a break with Citigroup and Bank of America. On March 23, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Citibank now requires customers who own gun stores to stop selling long guns to anyone under the age of 21 and to quit selling “high-capacity” magazines as well.

They also ask gun stores to refuse to sell any gun until an extended background check comes back conclusive, even though federal law recognizes that a federal firearms license holder can legally sell a gun if a check lasts three days and no incriminating evidence against the would-be buyer is found.

Last week, Bank of America made clear they will no longer loan money to manufacturers that make “military-style firearms.”

On March 9, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Visa refused to cut ties with semi-automatic rifle makers. In a statement conveying sentiment similar to Wells Fargo’s, Visa said it was not their job to “[set] restrictions on the sale of lawful goods and services.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at


Small-Town County Takes on the NRA Boycotters

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H/T Town Hall.

It is good to see people standing up and saying we are going to boycott the NRA boycotters.

BUTLER, Pa. — A Western Pennsylvania sheriff has issued an order within his department to not conduct county sheriff business with any of the corporations that have decided to cut ties with members of the National Rifle Association.

Sheriff Michael Slupe’s order, released April 3, read as follows: “Though I cannot dictate which companies you utilize in your personal life, I can and am going to dictate which companies the Butler County Sheriff’s Office will not use.

“When making arrangements for any extradition or stay over that you are scheduling, the below companies will not be permitted to be used:

“Airlines: Delta and United

“Hotels: Wyndam Group of Hotels, which includes: Baymont Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Dolce Hotels & Resorts, Hawthorn Suites, Howard Johnson, Knights Inn, Microtel Inn & Suites, and Ramada.

“Rental Vehicles: Enterprise Holdings, which includes Enterprise, National, and Alamo.

“Also not permitted to use is Avis and Hertz.

“These companies made the choice to boycott the NRA for whatever their reason(s) are, so, I am making the choice not to support them.

“This order takes effect immediately.”

On the corporate response of punishing NRA members in their affiliate programs after the Parkland, Florida, high school mass shooting, Slupe said: “I believe it is important to send a message as a department that we support the members of our community that are members of the NRA that have had nothing to do with any of the shootings, yet they are the face of the blame in the eyes of corporate America.”He added: “While I cannot tell people what to in their personal choices outside of the county sheriff department, I can direct this department to not use the services of these corporations who made the choice to punish NRA members.”

Sheriff Slupe was first elected into office in 2009, the first Republican to hold the seat in nearly three decades. He won the election by 69 percent of the vote over his Democratic opponent. He won again in 2013 and last November, both times receiving over 98 percent of the vote. To date, Slupe has received no complaints from his constituents or his deputies.

Slupe said: “I don’t believe the NRA is responsible for any of these tragedies that have occurred, as a matter of fact, the NRA is more about education and safety than any group out there. So when these companies decided to boycott the NRA, for whatever their reasons I have a problem with that.”

He did put an asterisk in his order that says if the hotels are independently owned, like the Days Inn in Butler, they will not be part of the boycott. He said: “I know the owner. He’s an independent, he’s a businessman. I won’t have a problem with having my people go to an independently owned hotel in one of these groups. But if it’s not, they aint using ’em.”

In the aftermath of mass shootings in this country, the pattern of behavior has been grassroots activists demanding gun control laws and gun rights groups including the NRA responding with reasons why they oppose gun control laws.

After the school shooting in Parkland in February, student survivors responded with a call for a movement and boycotts, resulting in rallies across the country one month later, several retailers introducing restrictions on gun sales at their stores, and other companies such as Delta Airlines, Hertz and Wyndham Hotels announcing cuts on discounts for NRA members.

The corporate and political movement has escalated against NRA members; earlier this month, the American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said: “We’re issuing Wells Fargo an ultimatum — they can have a mortgage market that includes America’s teachers, or they can continue to do business with the NRA and gun manufacturers. They can’t do both.”

Bank of America will stop lending to manufacturers of “military-style firearms” that are sold for civilian use, Vice Chairman Anne Finucane revealed on Bloomberg Television last week. After internal discussions with the bank’s gun-manufacturing clients, it decided it will no longer finance their operations.

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell introduced a proposal in late March asking city staffers to arrange a list of businesses that have a “formal relationship” with the NRA and then discuss ways to boycott business with them. That edict includes FedEx, who is working with the city Harbor Department to operate a warehouse and office space. To date, FedEx has not caved to the pressure from gun control advocates to stop providing discounted shipping for members of the NRA.

Slupe says he understands his effort is tiny in scope compared to the economic impact it will have to those goliath efforts of the big corporations, unions and large-city administrations: “We all make choices. Their decision was to cut their ties with the NRA for one reason or another. And I’m not bad-mouthing them. They made a choice. So I’m gonna make a choice. And we’re not gonna use these companies to do our work.”

Jennifer Rubin Explains Why She Can ‘Never’ Go Back to the GOP

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H/T Town Hall.

Jennifer Rubin and her RINO comrades will not be missed in the Republican Party.

To many conservatives, Washington Postcontributor Jennifer Rubin lost her credentials to the movement long ago. Her recent interview with POLITICO’s Off Message podcast may have barred her from any consideration for reinstatement as well.

The Republican Party “has become the caricature the left always said it was—the party of old white men.”

It’s all Trump’s fault, she suggested.

Before Trump, she says, being a conservative meant embracing American exceptionalism, forceful moral leadership of the world, promotion of the free market and “fiscal conservatism, which now is a hoot,” she said. “Conservatism, as opposed to Republicanism—and I think that’s an important distinction—was really about a temperament as much as a substantive list of issues. There was a certain modesty in approaching government … a certain humility about governance and a reliance on the structures of the Constitution to keep central government from getting to be too powerful.” (Politico)

To her, it seems Trump is “actively courting and stoking white resentment.”

Trump has infected other Republican leaders too, Rubin regretted. Last week, she wrote a whole op-ed about how he needs to find his soul.

Rubin’s public opinions of Trump and his confidantes can explain sentiments like this.

She’s not the only self described conservative to blame Trump for the Republican Party’s demise. Before outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) compared the president’s rhetoric to that of Joseph Stalin’s during a speech on the Senate floor, he penned a book accusing Trump of causing conservatives to abandon their key principles.

Rubin’s disenchantment with the party seems to be permanently severed, however. She wrote an op-ed in 2016 entitled, “Dear GOP: I’m just not that into you,” announcing her exit from the Republican Party after Donald Trump’s nomination. It appears she can never return.

Rubin says she’s not going back to the Republican Party. She has dreams of a new party rising from the charred principles of conservatism, or of the Democratic Party rushing in to fill the void left in the center, but she knows they’re dreams.

Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes

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H/T Town Hall.

It is funny to watch the left losing their minds over Chick-Fil-A restaurants opening in New York.

Move over, Trump Derangement Syndrome. Another unhinged liberal pathology is back:


Perhaps, in the interest of public health, the CDC should launch a weekly C-F-A-P surveillance report to map the recurrence of this culturally infectious disease. Early-onset symptoms include fear of pressure-cooked poultry, allergic reaction to waffle potato fries and an irrational hatred of cow costumes. Anti-Christian prejudice and coastal elitism are common comorbidities associated with this debilitating progressive condition.

Ground zero for the latest outbreak? The headquarters of The New Yorker magazine. This week’s issue online features the bigoted lament of writer Daniel Piepenbring, who decries the fast-food chain’s “creepy infiltration” of the Big Apple and warns against the company’s “pervasive Christian traditionalism.” Chick-fil-A opened its fourth location in the city last month. The largest franchise in the country, it seats 140, employs 150, and along with the other NYC locations, donates an estimated 17,000 pounds of food to a local pantry for the homeless and hungry. The company is reportedly on track to become the third-largest fast-food chain in the world.

What are the Chick-fil-A-phobes so afraid of?

A private business succeeding in the marketplace based on its merits, without coercion or cronyism.

An enterprise that values hard work, honesty and integrity.

A family-owned American Dream come true that creates jobs, pays taxes, satisfies customers of all backgrounds and gives back to the community.

Chick-fil-A’s corporate mission to “glorify God” and “enrich the lives of everyone we touch” leaves The New Yorker scribe terminally heartsick about the “ulterior motive” of its restaurant execs. So do the founding family’s commitments to faithful marriages, strong families, Sundays off and the highest standards of character for their employees. The frightened New Yorker critic is especially perturbed by the “Bible verses” enshrined at Chick-fil-A’s Atlanta headquarters and by the restaurant’s popular bovine mascots — which he dubs “morbid” and the “ultimate evangelists” — whose ubiquity on New York billboards and subway corridors is akin to a “carpet bombing.”

Notice, by the way, how these hysterical Chick-fil-a-phobes have no qualms about the success of Jewish-owned delis or the spread of Muslim halal food shop operators in New York City who openly pay tribute to their faiths. Imagine a reporter freaking out over Quran verses or Torah citations hung up on a business owner’s wall. Welcome to Social Justice 101, where discriminating against Christian-owned business in the name of opposing discrimination is the definition of tolerance.

We’ve been here before, of course. It was a liberal activist reporter and gay marriage advocate at The New York Times, Kim Severson, who helped launch the first nationwide witch hunt against Chick-fil-A in 2011. The former vice president of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association used her straight-news platform to invoke fear of “evangelical Christianity’s muscle flexing” and spread false and libelous attacks on Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy and his family as “anti-gay.” Her propagandizing in the radical rag of record helped stoke boycotts and regulatory crackdowns by pandering Democrat Mayors Thomas Menino in Boston, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, and New York City’s Bill de Blasio.

Ultimately, those media-manufactured efforts to stifle Chick-fil-A’s free enterprise and First Amendment rights failed. The company’s products have proved irresistible to customers on all sides of the political spectrum. Gastronomical satisfaction trumps anti-Christian zealotry and zealous anti-Trumpism.

And that’s what chaps the thin hides of the far-left journalists at The New York Times and The New Yorker who choke at the sights and smells of good, old-fashioned capitalism.

If leftists only want to eat and drink at a global fast-food company whose progressive CEO shares their Democrat-supporting, gun-grabbing, open-borders, gay marriage-boosting values, they should stick to Howard Schultz’s Starbucks cafes.

Oh, wait…

Fresno State Has Some News For Bush-bashing Professor Who Thinks She Can’t Be Fired

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H/T Town Hall.

If she does get fired how long will it take to fire her?

I say it would be two years or longer to get the job done.

By now you’ve probably heard about the disgusting remarks one English professor at California’s Fresno State made shortly after former first lady Barbara Bush died.

In addition to calling Bush “a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” Randa Jarrar said she was “happy the witch is dead.”

In response to all the backlash she faced on social media, Jarrar doubled down and bragged that since she had tenure, she couldn’t be fired.

“sweetie i work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. i will never be fired. i will always have people wanting to hear what i have to say. even you are one of them! <3,” she responded to one critic.

Fresno State President Joseph Castro tried to distance the school from the professor, writing in a statement, “Professor Jarrar’s expressed personal views and commentary are obviously contrary to the core values of our University, which include respect and empathy for individuals with divergent points of view, and a sincere commitment to mutual understanding and progress.”

But that wasn’t the end of it. The university’s provost Lynnette Zelezny condemned Jarrar’s comments Wednesday during a news conference, calling them “disrespectful” and noting that the school was taking the incident “very seriously.”

Zelezny also commented on Jarrar’s tweet bragging that she can’t be fired.

“We understand the concern from the community and we are taking this very seriously,” Zelezny said. “To answer the technical question: Can she not be fired? The answer is no.”

Jarrar should let that sink in.

Cuomo Circumvents Legislature to Restore Felon Voting Rights in NY

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H/T Town Hall.

Little Andy Cuomo wants to get more voters to help him be re elected in November.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to circumvent the state legislature to restore voting rights for thousands of convicted felons on parole. He made his wishes known at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in New York City Wednesday.

“I’m unwilling to take no for an answer,” Cuomo said, after state Republicans blocked the measure. “I’m going to make it law by executive order.”

“It is unconscionable to deny voting rights to New Yorkers who have paid their debt and have re-entered society,” Cuomo said in a statement.

“This reform will reduce disenfranchisement and will help restore justice and fairness to our democratic process. Withholding or delaying voting rights diminishes our democracy.”

The directive cites the Fifteenth Amendment for justification. It also suggests that minorities are unfairly disenfranchised, since they are incarcerated at a much higher rate. It also purports that civic engagement is a proven way to prevent recidivism.

It is only fair these individuals get access to the polling booth, the order reads.

“These individuals are active participants in society at large who, despite the limitations placed on them by parole conditions, work, pay taxes, and support their families and should be permitted to express their opinions about the choices facing their communities through their votes.”

Some critics decried the actual order, while others are outraged by Cuomo’s dictatorial behavior. It is an “outrageous power grab” according to Ed Cox, chairman of the state Republican Party.

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe made a similar move in 2016, restoring thousands of felons’ voting rights – weeks before the presidential election.

Cuomo is up for re-election in November. He will face off against at least one challenger, former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, who is resonating with many progressives.

ENOUGH: Town Hall On New Gun Control Measures Met With Intense Opposition…In Blue Delaware?

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H/T Town Hall.

It is good to see gun owners in blue states say enough is enough to the gun grabbers.

Delaware is a blue state. It has a Democratic governor, a Democratic attorney general, and a Democratic legislature. So, it should come to no one’s surprise that Delaware is considering enacting a bump stock ban, a ban on military-style rifles, limiting magazine sizes to ten rounds, and increasing the age for firearm sales to age 21. Vermont and Florida have passed some of these measures already. The new push for gun control was spurred by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14. While we’ve been able to hold the line on new federal legislation, gun control advocates have scored state-based wins. Well, residents of The First State have had enough. In a recent town hall event, which featured Democratic and Republican lawmakers, there were periods of chaos, as the moderator had to quiet down the crowd, which was overwhelming pro-Second Amendment (via Delaware State News):

The event, organized as an attempt to bridge the divide between opponents and supporters of gun restrictions, featured four Delaware politicians: Two Republican senators, one Democratic senator and the Department of Justice’s top prosecutor who is now running for attorney general.

All four were on stage before hundreds of people in the theater at Middletown High School, just two days after hundreds rallied in support of the Second Amendment in front of the state capitol.

The moderator was forced to restore order minutes after the event began. The two Democratic speakers were booed and interrupted numerous times while the Republican participants were greeted much more warmly.

Several members of the audience began laughing openly after Kathy Jennings, a Democrat running for attorney general, said the state has made a special effort to prosecute gun crimes, a claim Republicans find hard to believe.


Over the next two-and-a-half months, the General Assembly is set to debate legislation that would ban so-called bump stocks, prevent 18-, 19- and 20-year-olds from buying rifles, make it illegal to sell assault weapons, prohibit the sale of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, create procedures for taking guns from individuals with severe mental illnesses and prevent anyone on the federal terrorist watchlist from obtaining a gun.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on the age bill Thursday and could send it to Gov. John Carney for his signature. The House could do the same to the bump stock measure this week.

It’s a gun ban. Again, it’s nothing we haven’t seen before. A ban on magazines that carry more than ten rounds effectively bans numerous handguns. That’s on top of the so-called assault weapons ban, which will do next to nothing to curb gun violence, as we saw with the federal ban in 1994. They’re coming after our rights, folks. There’s no doubt about it. And it seems even in Clinton country, residents are finally saying they’ve had enough. In times past, I would have said the silver lining for most new gun laws is that only blue states are strengthening their already stringent anti-gun provisions. Well, it’s now seeping into Florida and Vermont, the latter of which has an A-rated NRA governor in office.

But even in deep blue pockets of the country, Deerfield, Illinois has banned so-called assault weapons, which includes a lot of handguns as well, within the village limits. Residents have until June to destroy them, turn them over, or transfer them out of the locality. Non-compliance carries a $250-1,000/ day fine. In Oregon, there’s an effort to force law-abiding gun owners to register, destroy, surrender, or transfer their firearms out of the state through a ballot initiative. In Boulder, Colorado, the city council is going through the motions to ban so-called assault weapons as well. Just imagine what will happen if the Democrats retake Congress this November.

GOP to Call Democrats’ Bluff: Who’s Ready to Make Our Middle Class Tax Cuts Permanent?

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H/T Town Hall.

The Republicans need to make the DemocRats in an election year go on record either supporting or opposing making the tax cuts permanent.

One of the Left’s favorite anti-tax reform tactics involved loudly griping about how the law’s corporate tax cuts were permanent (there’s a good economic argument for that, of course), whereas the tax cuts for individuals and families are set to expire — which is where the misleading “tax increase” talking pointcomes from.  Those taxes would only increase if Congress allows them to, and based on recent history and the tough political dynamics, the likelihood of reversing all or most of the recently-enacted tax reductions is slim to none.  Nevertheless, Democrats carried on as if Republicans were deliberately targeting taxpayers with a hike down the road, demanding that the tax cuts be made permanent.  They knew full well that the GOP was playing a budgetary game in order to shoehorn their bill through under “reconciliation,” which allows for passage with a simple majority in the US Senate.  The on-paper sunsetting of the new rates was necessary to make the math work, pure and simple.  In an effort to exploit this technicality, Democrats called up a voteto extend the middle class tax cuts indefinitely, which Republicans defeated for procedural reasons.  The ploy succeeded, handing Democrats a campaign-ready claim about (eventual and unlikely) GOP tax increases.  Soon after passage, National Review’s Rich Lowry urged GOP leaders to call their opponents’ bluff:

Rich Lowry


First thing Republicans should do when they are back is make Democrats vote on extending all the middle-class tax cuts 

A leading Democratic criticism of the tax bill is that the middle-class tax cuts expire. This should be very easy to remedy — Republicans should make the Democrats vote on extending them as soon as Congress comes back next year. If Democrats don’t go back on what they’ve been saying about how terrible it is that these tax cuts are temporary, passage of an extension should be a big, bipartisan accomplishment in the new year that everyone can feel good about.

Well, it may not have been the very first thing on the Republicans’ agenda this year, but it looks like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell are gearing up to heed this advice. First, from the House side:

The House will vote this year to make individual tax cuts permanent, Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday. Ryan, R-Wis., didn’t provide a date, but said “we fully intend,” to pass legislation that would make permanent the reduction in individual tax rates included in the new comprehensive tax reform law.  “That is something we will be acting on later this year,” Ryan said…Republicans will use the tax vote later this year pressure Democrats closer to the midterm elections, according to Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist.

Why, that almost sounds like crafty strategic thinking. Meanwhile, over in the Senate:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is weighing whether to force a vote on making the GOP’s temporary tax cuts for individuals permanent. The Kentucky Republican told reporters Tuesday the chamber “may” hold a vote this year on extending the tax cuts. While the 2017 law provided permanent tax cuts on corporations, tax cuts for regular people expire in 2027 due to Senate rule constraints…”If they are interested in making the individual rates permanent that’s something we ought to take a look at. I don’t know why we wouldn’t want to do that,” McConnell said…Even if Democrats won’t support the proposal, such a vote may have political utility after Senate Democrats opposed last year’s tax measure. Ten Democrats are up for reelection this year in states that President Donald Trump won, and voting against tax cuts a second time could be fodder for Republicans looking to pick up Senate seats.

They wouldn’t merely be voting against tax cuts for a second time (every last Democrat in Congress voted ‘no’ on the succeeding tax reform law), they’d be voting explicitly against the very middle class tax cuts they’d previously complained didn’t go far enough.  And if they flip-flop to ‘yes,’ they’d risk angering their resistance-minded base while again affirming the Republican point that their law did, in fact, slash taxes for middle income families.  Quite the self-inflicted dilemma.  I’ll leave you with McConnell wryly attacking Democrats for attending a left-wing rally to repeal tax reform earlier this week.  That’s what hardcore partisan tribalism requires of them, of course, but they were protesting a law that is undeniably working and boosting the US economy and employment picture.  Their previous demagoguery has been exposed by reality, yet they keep digging:

“I noticed that a number of my Democratic colleagues attended a small protest rally yesterday. It was right here, on the Capitol grounds. Apparently it was put on by a number of left-wing pressure groups, including, Planned Parenthood, and Big Labor. So what were they protesting? What outrage brought leading Democrats to join this protest on the East Front of the Capitol? Turns out, it was the fact that Republicans let middle-class families and American small business keep more of their own money. That’s right. Democrats are rallying to repeal your tax cuts. Never mind that our pro-growth tax reform has led to thousand-dollar bonuses, pay raises, educational opportunities or other new benefits for millions of Americans. Democrats still want to repeal it. Never mind the new estimate that says tax reform will yield more than a million new jobs in the next decade. Or the fact that jobless claims are at their lowest level since 1973. No amount of good news will shake Democrats’ confidence that they know how to spend the American people’s money better than the American people.”

McConnell’s taciturn demeanor and dull delivery takes some of the bite out of this counterpunch, but it’s really strong messaging that other Republicans should echo.


Comey, Clinton, McCabe and Lynch Officially Referred For Criminal Investigation

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H/T Town Hall.

Bathhouse Barry Obama and Eric Holder should be in this group also.

Eleven House Republicans have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray officially referring Hillary Clinton, fired FBI Director James Comey, fired Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for criminal investigation. FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were caught sending hundreds of anti-Trump text messages during the Clinton investigation, have also been referred for criminal investigation. U.S. Attorney John Huber, who was tapped by Sessions a few weeks ago to investigate the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe, was copied on the request.

“Because we believe that those in positions of high authority should be treated the same as every other American, we want to be sure that the potential violations of law outlined below are vetted appropriately,” lawmakers wrote.

As the letter outlines, Comey is under fire for allegedly giving false testimony to Congress last summer about the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s repeated mishandling of classified information. Specifically, lawmakers cite Comey’s decision to draft an exoneration memo of Clinton months before FBI agents were done with their work and before Clinton and key staffers were interviewed for the probe. They’re also going after him for leaking classified information to a friend, which Comey admitted to under oath.

“It would appear that former Director Comey leaked classified information when sharing these memos with Professor Richman. Accordingly, we refer James Comey to DOJ for potential violation(s) if: 18 USC 641, 18 USC 793, and 18USC 1924 (a),” the letter states.

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is being referred for allegedly “threatening with reprisal the former FBI informant who tried to come forward in 2016 with insight into the Uranium One deal.”

“With regard to top counterintelligence FBI agent, Peter Strzok, and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, we raise concerns regarding their interference in the Hillary Clinton investigation regarding her use of a personal email server,” the letter states.

McCabe has been referred for perceived violation of three different codes after a DOJ inspector general report released last week showed he lied under oath multiple times to FBI and OIG investigators.

As far as Clinton’s referral, lawmakers argue she should be held accountable for “disguising payments to Fusion GPS on mandatory disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.”

Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, who signed the letter, spoke about the referrals during an interview with Fox and Friends Wednesday morning.


Even CNN Agrees: IG Report On Lyin’ McCabe Is Terrible And He Had To Go

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H/T Town Hall.

Even the hacks at the Communist News Network understands Andrew McCabe is a lying scumbag.

Andrew McCabe needs to be prosecuted for lying and lose his pension.

On Friday, the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on ex-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe was released. It was scathing. It was damning. It was what we all expected it to be. McCabe was fired for lying to investigators and signing off on an unauthorized media leak to The Wall Street Journal about the tension between DOJ and FBI over the Clinton Foundation probe. It was warranted. This was not a Trump White House recommendation either. The Office of Professional Responsibility also recommended that McCabe be given the axe, which he did hours before he was about to retire and claim a multi-million dollar pension.

Let’s just say this. For once, CNN was able to agree that what Andrew McCabe did was terrible, lying under oath (three times), and he should be fired. Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent James Gagliano took McCabe to the woodshed over his lies, saying he deserved to be fired. From probationary agents out of Quantico to the Deputy Director and beyond within the agency, there has to be the same standard. If you lie, you’re gone. Period. Gagliano also noted that a nonpartisan Obama-appointed IG, who unlike his colleagues did not make his decisions based on politics, conducted this investigation.

Another thing this IG report re-confirmed (again) was that the Clinton Foundation was, indeed, under investigation.

Here’s a partial thread of the IG report:


1. I’m taking my time reading the McCabe report from @JusticeOIG and so far I’m floored. This is a 30+ page report on misconduct by fired Dep Dir McCabe; I intend this thread to be a work in progress as I make my way through it & will suppliment work done by others.


7. This follows Barrett’s Oct 23, ’16 WSJ article revealing McCabes wife received almost $700,000 from Terry McCauliffe for her senate run at a time McCabe was over seeing TWO Clinton investigations & mcauliffe was under FBI probe.


8. This led to great panic on the part of McCabe who within days ordered his Aide Lisa Page & AD/OPA Kortan to meet w Barrett. They communicated w him several times about this ultimately revealing that DOJ wanted the Clinton Foundation case stopped.


9. McCabe took a call Aug 12, ’16 from Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at DOJ who was the point person for DOJ on that case. It was heated & McCabe allegedly (his words) asked point blank if DOJ was asking FBI to kill a valid case.


10. What happened next is Page & Kortan at McCabes order leak this fact to Barrett who then publishes it on Oct 30, ’16.


11. From pages 6-11 the report details the aftermath: the Justice Dept was fit to be tied. @tracybeanz thread details this in depth. First McCabe lied and pointed suspicion both internally at FBI & at DOJ blaming WashDC & NYC Field Offices. (WFO & NYFO).


12. This is a crucial. McCabe knowingly used his aide & FBI Public Affairs to leak unauthorized to the WSJ to cover up his own conflicts of interest that may signal other more egregious felonies he has committed at the Bureau.see @The_War_Economy teeets about McCabe addresses


13. McCabe goes so far as to tell the Asst Dir In Charge, WFO (ADIC-WFO) to quote: ‘get your house in order’. He called him incompetent w full knowledge he was blaming the man for his own crime. Yes, it is a felony.


14. Circle back: McCabe has now accused ADIC-NYFO & ADIC-WFO of the leak he knowingly perpetrated to hide his own misdeeds. This triggers an FBI Inspection Division mole hunt that targets the entire Counter Intelligence division who had access to both Clinton cases: email & Fdtn.

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