Rep. Matt Gaetz Offers Comments on President Trump’s SOTU

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President Trump – State of the Union – SOTU Speech – January 30, 2018

State of the Union Speech
TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans:

Less than 1 year has passed since I first stood at this podium, in this majestic chamber, to speak on behalf of the American People – and to address their concerns, their hopes, and their dreams.  That night, our new Administration had already taken swift action.  A new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land.

Each day since, we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission – to make America great again for all Americans.

Over the last year, we have made incredible progress and achieved extraordinary success.  We have faced challenges we expected, and others we could never have imagined.  We have shared in the heights of victory and the pains of hardship.  We endured floods and fires and storms.  But through it all, we have seen the beauty of America’s soul, and the steel in America’s spine.

Each test has forged new American heroes to remind us who we are, and show us what we can be.

We saw the volunteers of the “Cajun Navy,” racing to the rescue with their fishing boats to save people in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane.

We saw strangers shielding strangers from a hail of gunfire on the Las Vegas strip.

We heard tales of Americans like Coast Guard Petty Officer Ashlee Leppert, who is here tonight in the gallery with Melania.  Ashlee was aboard one of the first helicopters on the scene in Houston during Hurricane Harvey.  Through 18 hours of wind and rain, Ashlee braved live power lines and deep water, to help save more than 40 lives.  Thank you, Ashlee.

We heard about Americans like firefighter David Dahlberg.  He is here with us too.  David faced down walls of flame to rescue almost 60 children trapped at a California summer camp threatened by wildfires.

To everyone still recovering in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, California, and everywhere else – we are with you, we love you, and we will pull through together.

Some trials over the past year touched this chamber very personally.  With us tonight is one of the toughest people ever to serve in this House – a guy who took a bullet, almost died, and was back to work three and a half months later:  the legend from Louisiana, Congressman Steve Scalise.

We are incredibly grateful for the heroic efforts of the Capitol Police Officers, the Alexandria Police, and the doctors, nurses, and paramedics who saved his life, and the lives of many others in this room.

In the aftermath of that terrible shooting, we came together, not as Republicans or Democrats, but as representatives of the people.  But it is not enough to come together only in times of tragedy.  Tonight, I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people we were elected to serve.

Over the last year, the world has seen what we always knew:  that no people on Earth are so fearless, or daring, or determined as Americans.  If there is a mountain, we climb it.  If there is a frontier, we cross it.  If there is a challenge, we tame it.  If there is an opportunity, we seize it.

So let us begin tonight by recognizing that the state of our Union is strong because our people are strong.

And together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America.

Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone.  After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.

Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low.  African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded, and Hispanic American unemployment has also reached the lowest levels in history.

Small business confidence is at an all-time high.  The stock market has smashed one record after another, gaining $8 trillion in value.  That is great news for Americans’ 401k, retirement, pension, and college savings accounts.

And just as I promised the American people from this podium 11 months ago, we enacted the biggest tax cuts and reforms in American history.

Our massive tax cuts provide tremendous relief for the middle class and small businesses.

To lower tax rates for hardworking Americans, we nearly doubled the standard deduction for everyone.  Now, the first $24,000 earned by a married couple is completely tax-free.  We also doubled the child tax credit.

A typical family of four making $75,000 will see their tax bill reduced by $2,000 – slashing their tax bill in half.

This April will be the last time you ever file under the old broken system – and millions of Americans will have more take-home pay starting next month.

We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year – forcing them to pay tremendous penalties simply because they could not afford government-ordered health plans.  We repealed the core of disastrous Obamacare – the individual mandate is now gone.

We slashed the business tax rate from 35 percent all the way down to 21 percent, so American companies can compete and win against anyone in the world.  These changes alone are estimated to increase average family income by more than $4,000.

Small businesses have also received a massive tax cut, and can now deduct 20 percent of their business income.

Here tonight are Steve Staub and Sandy Keplinger of Staub Manufacturing – a small business in Ohio.  They have just finished the best year in their 20-year history.  Because of tax reform, they are handing out raises, hiring an additional 14 people, and expanding into the building next door.

One of Staub’s employees, Corey Adams, is also with us tonight.  Corey is an all-American worker.  He supported himself through high school, lost his job during the 2008 recession, and was later hired by Staub, where he trained to become a welder.  Like many hardworking Americans, Corey plans to invest his tax-cut raise into his new home and his two daughters’ education.  Please join me in congratulating Corey.
Since we passed tax cuts, roughly 3 million workers have already gotten tax cut bonuses – many of them thousands of dollars per worker.  Apple has just announced it plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers.

This is our new American moment.  There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.

So to every citizen watching at home tonight – no matter where you have been, or where you come from, this is your time.  If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything.

Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of Nation we are going to be.  All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family.

We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag.

Together, we are rediscovering the American way.

In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life.  Our motto is “in God we trust.”

And we celebrate our police, our military, and our amazing veterans as heroes who deserve our total and unwavering support.

Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day.  He decided to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes.  Preston:  a job well done.

Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans.  Preston’s reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.

Americans love their country.  And they deserve a Government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.

For the last year we have sought to restore the bonds of trust between our citizens and their Government.

Working with the Senate, we are appointing judges who will interpret the Constitution as written, including a great new Supreme Court Justice, and more circuit court judges than any new administration in the history of our country.

We are defending our Second Amendment, and have taken historic actions to protect religious liberty.

And we are serving our brave veterans, including giving our veterans choice in their healthcare decisions.  Last year, the Congress passed, and I signed, the landmark VA Accountability Act.  Since its passage, my Administration has already removed more than 1,500 VA employees who failed to give our veterans the care they deserve – and we are hiring talented people who love our vets as much as we do.

I will not stop until our veterans are properly taken care of, which has been my promise to them from the very beginning of this great journey.

All Americans deserve accountability and respect – and that is what we are giving them.  So tonight, I call on the Congress to empower every Cabinet Secretary with the authority to reward good workers – and to remove Federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.

In our drive to make Washington accountable, we have eliminated more regulations in our first year than any administration in history.

We have ended the war on American Energy – and we have ended the war on clean coal.  We are now an exporter of energy to the world.

In Detroit, I halted Government mandates that crippled America’s autoworkers – so we can get the Motor City revving its engines once again.

Many car companies are now building and expanding plants in the United States – something we have not seen for decades.    Chrysler is moving a major plant from Mexico to Michigan; Toyota and Mazda are opening up a plant in Alabama.  Soon, plants will be opening up all over the country.  This is all news Americans are unaccustomed to hearing – for many years, companies and jobs were only leaving us.  But now they are coming back.

Exciting progress is happening every day.

To speed access to breakthrough cures and affordable generic drugs, last year the FDA approved more new and generic drugs and medical devices than ever before in our history.

We also believe that patients with terminal conditions should have access to experimental treatments that could potentially save their lives.

People who are terminally ill should not have to go from country to country to seek a cure – I want to give them a chance right here at home.  It is time for the Congress to give these wonderful Americans the “right to try.”

One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs.  In many other countries, these drugs cost far less than what we pay in the United States.  That is why I have directed my Administration to make fixing the injustice of high drug prices one of our top priorities.  Prices will come down.

America has also finally turned the page on decades of unfair trade deals that sacrificed our prosperity and shipped away our companies, our jobs, and our Nation’s wealth.

The era of economic surrender is over.

From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and to be reciprocal.

We will work to fix bad trade deals and negotiate new ones.
And we will protect American workers and American intellectual property, through strong enforcement of our trade rules.

As we rebuild our industries, it is also time to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.

America is a nation of builders.  We built the Empire State Building in just 1 year – is it not a disgrace that it can now take 10 years just to get a permit approved for a simple road?

I am asking both parties to come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve.

Tonight, I am calling on the Congress to produce a bill that generates at least $1.5 trillion for the new infrastructure investment we need.

Every Federal dollar should be leveraged by partnering with State and local governments and, where appropriate, tapping into private sector investment – to permanently fix the infrastructure deficit.

Any bill must also streamline the permitting and approval process – getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one.

Together, we can reclaim our building heritage.  We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, highways, railways, and waterways across our land.  And we will do it with American heart, American hands, and American grit.

We want every American to know the dignity of a hard day’s work.  We want every child to be safe in their home at night.  And we want every citizen to be proud of this land that we love.

We can lift our citizens from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity.

As tax cuts create new jobs, let us invest in workforce development and job training.  Let us open great vocational schools so our future workers can learn a craft and realize their full potential.  And let us support working families by supporting paid family leave.

As America regains its strength, this opportunity must be extended to all citizens.  That is why this year we will embark on reforming our prisons to help former inmates who have served their time get a second chance.

Struggling communities, especially immigrant communities, will also be helped by immigration policies that focus on the best interests of American workers and American families.

For decades, open borders have allowed drugs and gangs to pour into our most vulnerable communities.  They have allowed millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs and wages against the poorest Americans.  Most tragically, they have caused the loss of many innocent lives.

Here tonight are two fathers and two mothers:  Evelyn Rodriguez, Freddy Cuevas, Elizabeth Alvarado, and Robert Mickens.  Their two teenage daughters – Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens – were close friends on Long Island.  But in September 2016, on the eve of Nisa’s 16th Birthday, neither of them came home.  These two precious girls were brutally murdered while walking together in their hometown.  Six members of the savage gang MS-13 have been charged with Kayla and Nisa’s murders.  Many of these gang members took advantage of glaring loopholes in our laws to enter the country as unaccompanied alien minors — and wound up in Kayla and Nisa’s high school.

Evelyn, Elizabeth, Freddy, and Robert:  Tonight, everyone in this chamber is praying for you.  Everyone in America is grieving for you.  And 320 million hearts are breaking for you.  We cannot imagine the depth of your sorrow, but we can make sure that other families never have to endure this pain.

Tonight, I am calling on the Congress to finally close the deadly loopholes that have allowed MS-13, and other criminals, to break into our country.  We have proposed new legislation that will fix our immigration laws, and support our ICE and Border Patrol Agents, so that this cannot ever happen again.

The United States is a compassionate nation.  We are proud that we do more than any other country to help the needy, the struggling, and the underprivileged all over the world.  But as President of the United States, my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, and my constant concern is for America’s children, America’s struggling workers, and America’s forgotten communities.  I want our youth to grow up to achieve great things.  I want our poor to have their chance to rise.
So tonight, I am extending an open hand to work with members of both parties – Democrats and Republicans – to protect our citizens of every background, color, religion, and creed.  My duty, and the sacred duty of every elected official in this chamber, is to defend Americans – to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the American Dream.  Because Americans are dreamers too.

Here tonight is one leader in the effort to defend our country:  Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Celestino Martinez – he goes by CJ.  CJ served 15 years in the Air Force before becoming an ICE agent and spending the last 15 years fighting gang violence and getting dangerous criminals off our streets.  At one point, MS-13 leaders ordered CJ’s murder.  But he did not cave to threats or fear.  Last May, he commanded an operation to track down gang members on Long Island.  His team has arrested nearly 400, including more than 220 from MS-13.

CJ:  Great work.  Now let us get the Congress to send you some reinforcements.

Over the next few weeks, the House and Senate will be voting on an immigration reform package.

In recent months, my Administration has met extensively with both Democrats and Republicans to craft a bipartisan approach to immigration reform.  Based on these discussions, we presented the Congress with a detailed proposal that should be supported by both parties as a fair compromise – one where nobody gets everything they want, but where our country gets the critical reforms it needs.

Here are the four pillars of our plan:

The first pillar of our framework generously offers a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought here by their parents at a young age – that covers almost three times more people than the previous administration.  Under our plan, those who meet education and work requirements, and show good moral character, will be able to become full citizens of the United States.

The second pillar fully secures the border.  That means building a wall on the Southern border, and it means hiring more heroes like CJ to keep our communities safe.  Crucially, our plan closes the terrible loopholes exploited by criminals and terrorists to enter our country – and it finally ends the dangerous practice of “catch and release.”

The third pillar ends the visa lottery – a program that randomly hands out green cards without any regard for skill, merit, or the safety of our people.  It is time to begin moving towards a merit-based immigration system – one that admits people who are skilled, who want to work, who will contribute to our society, and who will love and respect our country.

The fourth and final pillar protects the nuclear family by ending chain migration.  Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives.  Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children.  This vital reform is necessary, not just for our economy, but for our security, and our future.

In recent weeks, two terrorist attacks in New York were made possible by the visa lottery and chain migration.  In the age of terrorism, these programs present risks we can no longer afford.

It is time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century.
These four pillars represent a down-the-middle compromise, and one that will create a safe, modern, and lawful immigration system.

For over 30 years, Washington has tried and failed to solve this problem.  This Congress can be the one that finally makes it happen.

Most importantly, these four pillars will produce legislation that fulfills my ironclad pledge to only sign a bill that puts America first.  So let us come together, set politics aside, and finally get the job done.

These reforms will also support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction.

In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses:  174 deaths per day.  Seven per hour.  We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge.

My Administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need.  The struggle will be long and difficult – but, as Americans always do, we will prevail.

As we have seen tonight, the most difficult challenges bring out the best in America.

We see a vivid expression of this truth in the story of the Holets family of New Mexico.  Ryan Holets is 27 years old, and an officer with the Albuquerque Police Department.  He is here tonight with his wife Rebecca.  Last year, Ryan was on duty when he saw a pregnant, homeless woman preparing to inject heroin.  When Ryan told her she was going to harm her unborn child, she began to weep.  She told him she did not know where to turn, but badly wanted a safe home for her baby.
In that moment, Ryan said he felt God speak to him:  “You will do it – because you can.”  He took out a picture of his wife and their four kids.  Then, he went home to tell his wife Rebecca.  In an instant, she agreed to adopt.  The Holets named their new daughter Hope.

Ryan and Rebecca:  You embody the goodness of our Nation.  Thank you, and congratulations.

As we rebuild America’s strength and confidence at home, we are also restoring our strength and standing abroad.

Around the world, we face rogue regimes, terrorist groups, and rivals like China and Russia that challenge our interests, our economy, and our values.  In confronting these dangers, we know that weakness is the surest path to conflict, and unmatched power is the surest means of our defense.
For this reason, I am asking the Congress to end the dangerous defense sequester and fully fund our great military.
As part of our defense, we must modernize and rebuild our nuclear arsenal, hopefully never having to use it, but making it so strong and powerful that it will deter any acts of aggression.  Perhaps someday in the future there will be a magical moment when the countries of the world will get together to eliminate their nuclear weapons.  Unfortunately, we are not there yet.

Last year, I also pledged that we would work with our allies to extinguish ISIS from the face of the Earth.  One year later, I am proud to report that the coalition to defeat ISIS has liberated almost 100 percent of the territory once held by these killers in Iraq and Syria.  But there is much more work to be done.  We will continue our fight until ISIS is defeated.

Army Staff Sergeant Justin Peck is here tonight.  Near Raqqa last November, Justin and his comrade, Chief Petty Officer Kenton Stacy, were on a mission to clear buildings that ISIS had rigged with explosives so that civilians could return to the city.

Clearing the second floor of a vital hospital, Kenton Stacy was severely wounded by an explosion.  Immediately, Justin bounded into the booby-trapped building and found Kenton in bad shape.  He applied pressure to the wound and inserted a tube to reopen an airway.  He then performed CPR for 20 straight minutes during the ground transport and maintained artificial respiration through 2 hours of emergency surgery.
Kenton Stacy would have died if not for Justin’s selfless love for a fellow warrior.  Tonight, Kenton is recovering in Texas.  Raqqa is liberated.  And Justin is wearing his new Bronze Star, with a “V” for “Valor.”  Staff Sergeant Peck:  All of America salutes you.

Terrorists who do things like place bombs in civilian hospitals are evil.  When possible, we annihilate them.  When necessary, we must be able to detain and question them.  But we must be clear:  Terrorists are not merely criminals.  They are unlawful enemy combatants.  And when captured overseas, they should be treated like the terrorists they are.

In the past, we have foolishly released hundreds of dangerous terrorists, only to meet them again on the battlefield – including the ISIS leader, al-Baghdadi.

So today, I am keeping another promise.  I just signed an order directing Secretary Mattis to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay.

I am also asking the Congress to ensure that, in the fight against ISIS and al-Qa’ida, we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists – wherever we chase them down.

Our warriors in Afghanistan also have new rules of engagement.  Along with their heroic Afghan partners, our military is no longer undermined by artificial timelines, and we no longer tell our enemies our plans.

Last month, I also took an action endorsed unanimously by the Senate just months before:  I recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Shortly afterwards, dozens of countries voted in the United Nations General Assembly against America’s sovereign right to make this recognition.  American taxpayers generously send those same countries billions of dollars in aid every year.
That is why, tonight, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to help ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests, and only go to America’s friends.

As we strengthen friendships around the world, we are also restoring clarity about our adversaries.

When the people of Iran rose up against the crimes of their corrupt dictatorship, I did not stay silent.  America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom.
I am asking the Congress to address the fundamental flaws in the terrible Iran nuclear deal.

My Administration has also imposed tough sanctions on the communist and socialist dictatorships in Cuba and Venezuela.
But no regime has oppressed its own citizens more totally or brutally than the cruel dictatorship in North Korea.

North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear missiles could very soon threaten our homeland.

We are waging a campaign of maximum pressure to prevent that from happening.

Past experience has taught us that complacency and concessions only invite aggression and provocation.  I will not repeat the mistakes of past administrations that got us into this dangerous position.

We need only look at the depraved character of the North Korean regime to understand the nature of the nuclear threat it could pose to America and our allies.

Otto Warmbier was a hardworking student at the University of Virginia.  On his way to study abroad in Asia, Otto joined a tour to North Korea.  At its conclusion, this wonderful young man was arrested and charged with crimes against the state.  After a shameful trial, the dictatorship sentenced Otto to 15 years of hard labor, before returning him to America last June – horribly injured and on the verge of death.  He passed away just days after his return.

Otto’s Parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are with us tonight – along with Otto’s brother and sister, Austin and Greta.  You are powerful witnesses to a menace that threatens our world, and your strength inspires us all.  Tonight, we pledge to honor Otto’s memory with American resolve.

Finally, we are joined by one more witness to the ominous nature of this regime.  His name is Mr. Ji Seong-ho.
In 1996, Seong-ho was a starving boy in North Korea.  One day, he tried to steal coal from a railroad car to barter for a few scraps of food.  In the process, he passed out on the train tracks, exhausted from hunger.  He woke up as a train ran over his limbs.  He then endured multiple amputations without anything to dull the pain.  His brother and sister gave what little food they had to help him recover and ate dirt themselves – permanently stunting their own growth.  Later, he was tortured by North Korean authorities after returning from a brief visit to China.  His tormentors wanted to know if he had met any Christians.  He had – and he resolved to be free.
Seong-ho traveled thousands of miles on crutches across China and Southeast Asia to freedom.  Most of his family followed.  His father was caught trying to escape, and was tortured to death.

Today he lives in Seoul, where he rescues other defectors, and broadcasts into North Korea what the regime fears the most — the truth.

Today he has a new leg, but Seong-ho, I understand you still keep those crutches as a reminder of how far you have come.  Your great sacrifice is an inspiration to us all.

Seong-ho’s story is a testament to the yearning of every human soul to live in freedom.

It was that same yearning for freedom that nearly 250 years ago gave birth to a special place called America.  It was a small cluster of colonies caught between a great ocean and a vast wilderness.  But it was home to an incredible people with a revolutionary idea:  that they could rule themselves.  That they could chart their own destiny.  And that, together, they could light up the world.

That is what our country has always been about.  That is what Americans have always stood for, always strived for, and always done.

Atop the dome of this Capitol stands the Statue of Freedom.  She stands tall and dignified among the monuments to our ancestors who fought and lived and died to protect her.
Monuments to Washington and Jefferson – to Lincoln and King.

Memorials to the heroes of Yorktown and Saratoga – to young Americans who shed their blood on the shores of Normandy, and the fields beyond.  And others, who went down in the waters of the Pacific and the skies over Asia.

And freedom stands tall over one more monument:  this one.  This Capitol.  This living monument to the American people.
A people whose heroes live not only in the past, but all around us – defending hope, pride, and the American way.
They work in every trade.  They sacrifice to raise a family.  They care for our children at home.  They defend our flag abroad.  They are strong moms and brave kids.  They are firefighters, police officers, border agents, medics, and Marines.

But above all else, they are Americans.  And this Capitol, this city, and this Nation, belong to them.

Our task is to respect them, to listen to them, to serve them, to protect them, and to always be worthy of them.

Americans fill the world with art and music.  They push the bounds of science and discovery.  And they forever remind us of what we should never forget:  The people dreamed this country. The people built this country.  And it is the people who are making America great again.

As long as we are proud of who we are, and what we are fighting for, there is nothing we cannot achieve.

As long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our God, we will not fail.

Our families will thrive.

Our people will prosper.

And our Nation will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free.
Thank you, and God bless America.
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 30, 2018.

 

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Repost by Permission: Top Russian Spy Chief Summoned To Washington Told Trump Considering Mass Arrests

January 30, 2018

Top Russian Spy Chief Summoned To Washington Told Trump Considering Mass Arrests

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A gravely worded new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today reveals that Director Sergey Naryshkin was summoned to Washington D.C. this past week to meet with White House Chief of Staff General John KellyUS Secretary of Defense General James “Mad Dog” Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo—and who, during this historic meeting, provided SVR Director Naryshkin documentary proof proving that US Army General Joseph Votel, the commander of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), disobeyed a direct order from President Donald Trump when he shockingly appeared on the American cable news network CNN and threatened Turkish military forces in Syria—and where also during this meeting, these top US officials further stated that Trump is considering ordering the mass arrest of his “Deep State” enemies who are attempting to overthrow him in a coup.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

 

Growing “dark web” chatter points to mass arrests occurring soon in America

 

According to this report [and as we reported on in our 28 January report CNN Reports Turkey Killed Hollywood Actor Bradley Cooper After Trump Abandons CIA In Syria], President Trump, during the past fortnight, deftly outmaneuvered his “Deep State” enemies by cutting off all weapons to CIA backed terrorists in Syria, ordering that all heavy weapons already given to them be taken back, and his ordering the CIA to declare the militants they were supporting as terrorists—thus preventing a clash between Turkish forces (who had just slammed into Syria to destroy all of these American backed terrorists) and US forces illegally stationed there.

After President Trump made his promises to Turkey that the US would no longer be supporting the CIA’s terrorists, this report continues, Turkish forces then ordered the Americans to immediately vacate their illegal military bases in the Syrian district of Manbij where these terrorists are being trained—but that shockingly was countered by General Votel appearing on CNN to declare that his US forces would not leave—thus setting the stage for the igniting of a global war.

Important to note about General Votel, this report details, is that he is a long time known “Deep State” aligned operative who, in 2014, was appointed by President Obama as the commander of the United States Special Operations Command—and whom Turkish President Recep Erdoğan accused of being behind the 15 July 2016 coup attempt against him—and that then US presidential candidate Donald Trump eerily predicted he would be facing, too, should he win—and who, when millions of Turkish citizens took to the streets to defend President Erdoğan from this coup stated: “Looks like a military coup is underway in Turkey.  They’re taking their country back!  Will be the same in US soon if I’m President!

 

 

To how likely President Trump is, indeed, facing a “Deep State” coup, this report says, the evidence is growing by the day—and that US Congressman Matt Gaetz has just stunningly warned is due to “the criminal elite knowing that they are being hunted down”—and whose latest blow against them occurred Sunday (28 January) when FBI Director Christopher Wray read what is being called “The Memo” and “became shocked to his core”—and that caused him to immediately fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and vowing “more heads will roll”—with the US Congress then, just hours ago, voting to make “The Memo” available to the American people, too.

In quick retaliation against President Trump, this report further details, “Deep State” forces led by the George Soros funded communist leaning MoveOn.org, the rabidly baby killing operation Planned Parenthood, and billionaire left-wing Democratic Party mega-donor Tom Steyer, quickly assembled a “whose-who” gathering of America’s top elites that included Hollywood stars and music entertainers—and whom at their New York City radical gathering they called the “People’s State of the Union”, vowed to destroy the United States and conduct a reign of genocide:

Removing Trump, and Pence, and the whole disgusting lot of them… still won’t be enough. We must remove and replace the system and the culture that gave us Trump in the first place.  As we seek to rid ourselves of Trump, we must also cleanse our American soul of our white male privilege.

 

Deep State” operatives and elite supporters vow reign of genocidal terror upon America on 29 January 2018

 

In his knowing that the “Deep State” planned the destruction of the United States in order to defeat him and his ideals of GodFamily and America First, this report continues, it is no coincidence that President Trump choose the Lincoln Bible to be sworn into office upon—and was the Bible used by President Abraham Lincoln when he took his oath of office on 4 March 1861—and who upon taking power, like Trump today, was confronted by a Democratic Party intent on war—with the masses of the American people still today having kept from them the truth that the Democratic Party defended slavery, started the Civil War, founded the KKK, and fought against every major civil rights act in US history.

As President Trump is facing today, this report explains, so was President Lincoln confronted by a radical and fanatic Democratic Party aligned mainstream media establishment intent upon his destruction—but that Lincolncountered by closing down over 300 Democratic Party aligned newspapers and ordering his War Department to arrest and jail tens-of-thousands (lowest estimate is 13,535) of their journalists, editors and owners.

 

 

With President Lincoln having relied on Article One, Section 9, Clause 2 of the US Constitution which demands that “The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.”—and his Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1863 to legally justify his mass arrests, this report notes, the fearful and formidable weapon President Trump has at his disposable to the same thing is contained in a law he just reauthorized weeks ago (on 12 December 2017) called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)—and whose provisions authorize the indefinite military detention, without charge or trial, of any person labeled a “belligerent”—including an American citizen.

And being ignored at their grave peril, this report details, the “Deep State” and its supporters have already crossed the red line and have, in fact, become “belligerents”—and as defined by the all encompassing 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 – TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES laws—the most serious of which is 18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating Overthrow Of Government that says:

Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or

Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or

Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.

 

Top “Deep State” mouthpiece Rachel Maddow, of MSNBC, advocates overthrow of President Trump

 

With the “Deep State” now attempting to sabotage the US stock market by having their large union pension funds dump all of their stocks, while at the same the American people aren’t being told that Russian natural gas is being rushed into America to save their Northeast Regions (New England) energy grid nearing collapse, this report says, the latest Russia “game” being played by these elites is the release of what is being called the “Oligarchs List”—that names 210 (114 senior political figures and 96 oligarchs) Russian citizens for reasons still not clear other than them all being wealthy—and that Trump’s Ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, pleaded with Moscow “not to react too emotionally” about—that President Putin said he was sad about for his not being included, and who summed up this latest propaganda ploys effect by stating: “Dogs bark but the caravan moves on.”

So with the “Deep State” being so concerned with rich Russians, and should President Trump, indeed, begin mass arrests, this report concludes, SVR analysts suggest that he might as well begin with the American “Oligarchs List” that contains 540 billionaires in the United States with a combined net worth of $2.399 trillion—all of whom are now trembling in fear over the pending release of the bombshell “Secret Empire” book that will expose their massive crimes for all to see.

 

If you’ve ever wondered why the “Deep State” needs 327 million American citizens to actually believe that 143 million Russian citizens are their most dire enemy—this is it—after all, if the American people knew the truth that a small populated nation like Russia has a paltry $195 billion in national debt (as opposed to the US having a national debt of $20 trillion), live in the largest country in the world having natural resources valued at $75 trillion—they might snap back to sanity and begin to see who their real enemies are.  

 

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Repost by Permission: CNN Reports Turkey Killed Hollywood Actor Bradley Cooper After Trump Abandons CIA

January 28, 2018

CNN Reports Turkey Killed Hollywood Actor Bradley Cooper After Trump Abandons CIA In Syria

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today is expressing perplexity as to why the American satellite news channel CNN has outlandishly reported that Turkish military forces have killed the famous Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper—with CNN breathlessly reporting to its Middle East viewers that Turkey had killed two US special forces troops, one of whom they identified as “American Sniper” Chris Kyle—with their using a picture of Cooper who portrayed Kyle as an actor—with the Pentagon quickly denying this outrageous claim—but that immediately after which, saw President Donald Trump ordering one of the CIA’s main terror groups in Syriato be listed as terrorists.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

 

 

 

According to this report—and as we reported to you in our 15 January report Russia Prepares Norway Blitzkrieg As Turkish Troops Ready Attack On US Forces and 19 January report Putin Invokes “Power Of Christ” As Turkish Forces Begin Syrian Invasion To Destroy US Bases—on 20 JanuaryTurkey launched a full scale invasion of Syria that they designated as “Operation Olive Branch” in order to destroy all US bases being used to support terrorist forces—but with the MoD quickly stating that this ridiculously named military campaigns has failed miserably from the outset to live up to its name due to the hundreds that have died.

Precipitating this Turkish invasion of Syria, this report explains, was an American shadow government “Deep State” plot intended to ensnare President Trump into a war with Russia—and that Trump saw coming and countered by his cutting off all aid to the CIA’s terrorists in Syria—but that the “Deep State” countered by their sending planeloads of arms to these CIA funded terrorists anyway in direct defiance of Trump’s order.

 

 

With the “Deep State” knowing full well that Russia would never allow these CIA terrorists to establish themselves in a Syrian nation finally nearing peace, this report continues, this American shadow governments master plan war plot, nevertheless, met a miserable failure when its own NATO ally Turkey, not Russiaordered the United States to get out of Syria—with Turkey further warning the US to stop supporting terrorists in Syria “or face confrontation”.

Upon President Trump’s Secretary of Defense General James “Mad Dog” Mattis acknowledging that he had received Turkey’s warning, this report notes, President Putin then ordered all Russian military forces re-deployed away from where Turkish forces were preparing to engage the Americans in Syria—but with Putin, also, gravely warning the US that Russian forces were still prepared to begin the “Norway Blitzkrieg” if the Federation was in anyway whatsoever threatened.

 

 

Knowing that a global war was but moments away, this report details, President Trump was able to wrest back control from these “Deep State” plotters by his having the CIA itself declare that the forces they had been supporting in Syria were, indeed, terrorists—thus meaning that the nearly 5,000 truckloads and 2,000 planeloads of weapons sent to these terrorists in Syria by the Deep State” now constitutes a crime punishable in the US by over 20 years in prison.

Going even further in his bid to avert this “Deep State” planned global war, this report continues, President Trump, also, ordered that all heavy weapons given to these CIA terrorists are to be immediately taken back—and that came with his promising Turkey that the US would stop arming these terrorists in the future too.

 

American people kept from knowing by the US mainstream propaganda media of President Trump’s nomination for Nobel Peace Prize

 

With President Trump having deftly outmaneuvered these “Deep State” war plotters, this report points out, it allows for the start of vital Russian-Turkish-Iranian sponsored Syrian National Dialogue Congress to begin tomorrow (29 January) in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi—which is the peace conference expected to bring together about 1,500 participants from the entire spectrum of Syria’s political forces—that Iraq has now agreed to join, as well as representatives of Kurdish political forces—and that the United Nations has just announced Secretary General Antonio Guterres will be sending his Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura to participate in too—with the ultimate goal of this massive effort being the creation of a national intra-Syrian dialogue without foreign interference.

As the MoD has just reported that the number of settlements in Syria that have signed reconciliation agreements is now up to 2, 339—and 234 armed formations there are observing the ceasefire—both of which has allowed over 600,000 Syrian refugees to come home, this report says, Syria is nearing an historic point of finally achieving the peace that the Americans have long denied it of having.

 

 

But even as Syria inches it way towards peace, this report grimly states, the “Deep State” continues its vile plans to shatter it—and whose latest example were the five CIA terrorists just liquidated near the US-controlled Al-Tanf area in Syria—and in whose vehicles was found a modern electronic warfare package used by European intelligence services (jamming equipment and a base radio station)—and even more insidiously—discovered upon these terrorists, too, were flags and emblems of the Forces of Martyr Ahmad al-Abdo “opposition’ group—who are the terrorists undergoing training in a training camp near the community of Al-Tanf under the guidance of instructors from theUS Special Operations forces as the New Syrian Army.

To the American people even knowing how President Trump just averted this global war being planned by the “Deep State” to cover up their crimes, this report concludes, is not to be seen—and who, instead of being told the truth, are now witnessing one the most depraved attacks upon a US president by the mainstream propaganda media ever seen in history—and whose latest vicious attack claims that UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the born-again Christiandaughter of Indian immigrants, is having an affair with Trump—a claim so disgusting, even CNN had to declare that “Ambassador Haley is the victim of a classic smear against powerful women”—and whom one could only hope—since CNN’s being honest for a change—would, also, tell the grieving family of Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper that he’s not dead and lying lifeless on a Syrian battlefield.

 

 

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Repost by Permission: US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Revealed As Russian Spy As Trump Investigation Spirals Into Farce

January 24, 2018

US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Revealed As Russian Spy As Trump Investigation Spirals Into Farce

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

A scathing new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today is slamming the American shadow government “Deep State” for its now attempting to smear US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as being yet another Russian “spy” over his refusal to sign a scurrilous Obama regime document designed to destroy then candidate Donald Trump that falsely claimed Moscow was interfering in the 2016 US presidential election—but that by his doing so, put Senate Leader McConnell in the company of CIA Director Mike Pompeo who said he could find no Russian interference in this electionGerman intelligence agencies who said they could find no Russianinterference in their election—the head of the French government’s cyber security agency saying Russia didn’t interfere in their election—and, just yesterday, Czech President Miloš Zeman blasting any suggestion that Russia may have interfered in his country’s ongoing presidential campaign and saying such a false claim is “an insult to our voters.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

 

Is it easier to ask who isn’t a Russian spy in America then who is?

 

According to this report, nearly immediately after the 2016 US presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s longtime top aide Sidney Blumenthal—whom, in 2016, US Congress Democrats slipped up and revealed was being paid by Hillary Clinton $200,000 a year for his “part time” work—rushed to the Netherlands to appear on the Dutch current affairs television program Nieuwsuur (News Hour)—and where he told the Obama-Clinton regimes Europeanglobalist allies that Clinton’s loss to Trump was the result of a cabal of right-wing agents of the FBI attached to former US Federal Prosecutor, and New York City MayorRudy Giuliani, who was a member of Trump’s campaign—and where Blumenthal further stated: “I think it’s not unfair to call it a coup”.

Left unexplained, however, by Blumenthal in his claiming that this cabal of pro-Trump right-wing FBI agents overthrew Clinton in a “coup”, this report continues, is why no one bothered to inform the American people about it—but is readily explainable when viewed in the light of the truth showing that the highest reaches of the Obama-Clinton regimes FBI and Justice Department, at the exact same time Blumenthal was making his explosive “coup” claims in the Netherlands, were embarking upon one of the greatest crimes in US history by unleashing a real coup against President Donald Trump.

 

 

Central to the FBI and Justice Department initial coup narrative against President Trump, this report explains, was their falsely claiming that he had won his election because of “Russian Collusion”—and that they pinned their hopes on of proving the appointment of Special Council Robert Muller who was charged with investigating these outlandish claims—but who, after 9 months of investigation, stunned these “Deep State” coup plotters yesterday by turning this entire investigation into the farce [a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations] it always has been by his signaling his intention to interview Trumponly about the firing of National Security Director Mike Flynn and former FBI Director James Comey—and nothing whatsoever about Russia.

With Special Council Mueller having already interviewed former FBI Director Comey, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (whose letter to Trump prompted Comey’s firing), this report details, his only reasons for interviewing President Trump would be to gather information relating to the “perjury-trap” scheme used against National Security Director Flynn by the now disgraced FBI Counterintelligence Chief Peter Strzok—and, most importantly, information relating to former FBI Director Comey’s criminally leaking privileged communications (called “memos”) he had with President Trump—and to which Comey has just stunningly hired attorney Daniel Richman to protect himself—with Richman being the “friend” Comey had originally illegally leaked privileged communications to in the first place—and in legal terms makes him a co-conspirator to Comey’s crimes.

 

 

With a massive scandal brewing at the FBI due their complicity in the coup attempt against President Trump, that is now being called “to big to believe”, this report continues, this now disgraced intelligence agency now finds itself on a collision course with President Trump loyalists in the US Congress—and who have compiled a highly classified document called “The Memo” that is warned will shock the American people to their core when they discover how corrupt the FBI and Justice Department became under the Obama-Clinton regime—and that US Senate Democratic Party Leader Chuck Schumer just intoned about, too, by grimly warning: “We’re all worried about it”.

To the “Deep State” aligned Democrat Party worries about “The Memo”, though, this report explains, is not what it contains, but, rather, in how they can keep it from ever being seen—with US Democratic Party Congressman Adam Schiff demanding it be kept secret because the American people wouldn’t understand it—and, astoundingly, Congressman Schiff and Democratic Party Senator Diane Feinstein demanding that Twitter and Facebookimmediately crackdown on the rapidly growing #ReleaseTheMemo movement to destroy it—with their claiming that Russian “bots” are behind this movement—but with internal Twitter sources confirming that the #ReleaseTheMemo hashtag has been pushed by actual Americans—with Russia having nothing to do with it whatsoever.

 

#ReleaseTheMemo movement sweeping America strikes terror in “Deep State” aligned Democratic Party

 

Fearing “The Memo” being released, too, this report continues, is the “Deep State” aligned US mainstream propaganda media—who, just yesterday, jumped to the defense of the “criminal cabal” now known as the FBI by publishing a “scoop” story claiming that President Trump was pressuring FBI Director Christopher Wray to fire FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe—which was absurd as McCabe had already announced, on 23 December, that he was retiring and will be gone in a few weeks anyway—and with this “fake news scoop” so angering FBI Director Wray, within 7 hours of its being published, he fired Comey-era chief of staff James Rybicki.

FBI chief of staff James Rybicki’s firing, this report notes, most certainly is due to his being a member of the “Secret Society” that US Senator Ron Johnson stunningly just admitted, yesterday, that an FBI informant had informed the US Congress of existing—and whose members met in secret places in order to unleash what they called their “Insurance Policy” in order to throw President Trump out of office in a coup—while at the same time, another of these “Secret Society” members, FBI Counterintelligence Chief Peter Strzokadmitted in a secret text that Trump had never colluded with Russia—but whose most critical texts revealing the full crimes of these coup plotters have now suddenly gone missing—with one top unnamed FBI official revealing the reason why by his gravely warning that these texts discussed initiating physical harm to President Donald Trump—and who further revealed:

This is dangerous territory and all FBI text messages and personal phones should be examined.  It would reveal some frightening conversations.

Director Wray wants a lid on this.  Many know there was talk of harming Trump politically but there is a group here (in D.C. HQ) that understands it goes deeper.

We need a special counsel or Homeland Security.  Somebody has to clean this up outside of DOJ.  It is unacceptable.  This is much larger than just texts between two FBI agents.

 

 

With the America of today beginning to mirror more by hour the dark year of 1963, when the “Deep State” enemies of President John F. Kennedy flooded DallasTexas, with “wanted posters” accusing him of treason, and then had his head shot off in full public view as a “an example, this report concludes, the peoples of this nation are being kept from knowing by their mainstream propaganda media of the full horrors soon to come—with one of their main television news programmes, NBC News, shockingly having their anchor Lester Holt travel to North Koreawhere its officials are now raiding homes and farms to feed its army—and shamelessly spread this barbaric nation’s propaganda—and that caused one of that nation’s only honest mainstream journalists left, named Howard Kurtz, to warn that the “Trump Trauma” infecting his nation’s media elites is destroying the United States—and who wrote:

These are not easy words for me to write. I am a lifelong journalist with ink in my veins. And for all my criticism of the media’s errors and excesses, I have always believed in the mission of aggressive reporting and holding politicians accountable.

But the past two years have radicalized me. I am increasingly troubled by how many of my colleagues have decided to abandon any semblance of fairness out of a conviction that they must save the country from Trump.

Every president gets pounded by the press. But no president has ever been subjected to the kind of relentless ridicule, caustic commentary and insulting invective that has been heaped on Trump. I have a name for this half-crazed compulsion to furiously attack one man. It’s called Trump Trauma.

 

 

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