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Congressman Lee Zeldin
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Congressman Zeldin is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson
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Lt. Col. Patterson is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

SPC Aleksander Skarlatos
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SPC Skarlatos is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Daniel R. Crenshaw
Daniel R.'s Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Congressman Crenshaw is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Ronny Jackson
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Congressman Jackson is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Senator Thomas Cotton
Thomas's Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Senator Cotton is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States Senate

Congressman Brad Wenstrup
Brad's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Wenstrup is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Captain Noah V. Malgeri
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Captain Malgeri is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Col Conrad E. Reynolds
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Col Reynolds is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman Michael G. Waltz
Michael G.'s Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Waltz is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Brian Mast
Brian's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Mast is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Congressman Steve Stivers
Steve's Primary: 2 years 14 weeks ago

Congressman Stivers is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
He is running for United States House of Representatives

Governor Ron DeSantis
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Governor DeSantis is a combat veteran of the US Navy
He is running for United States Governor

Congressman Trent Kelly
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Congressman Kelly is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Captain Erik A Aadland
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Captain Aadland is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman Michael Garcia
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Congressman Garcia is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J. Durant
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael J.'s Primary:

Durant is a combat veteran of the US Army
He is running for United States Senate

Lt David Galluch
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Lt Galluch is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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First Sergeant Jarrid "Jay" Collins
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First Sergeant Collins is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Congressman Michael J. Gallagher
Michael J.'s Primary: 2 years 11 weeks ago

Congressman Gallagher is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Sgt Christopher R. Rodriguez
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Sgt Rodriguez is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Congressman Paul Broun
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Congressman Broun is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Donald Bacon
Donald's Primary: 2 years 6 weeks ago

Congressman Bacon is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
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Congressman James Banks
James's Primary: 2 years 7 weeks ago

Congressman Banks is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Darrell Issa
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Maj Samuel Peters
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Maj Peters is a combat veteran of the US Air Force
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Congressman John Bergman
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Congressman Bergman is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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Cdr Jake Ellzey
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Cdr Ellzey is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Col Gregory Raths
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Col Raths is a combat veteran of the US Marine Corps
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BGen Donald Bolduc
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BGen Bolduc is a combat veteran of the US Army
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Sgt Thomas J. Norton
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Sgt Norton is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Congressman Scott G. Perry
Scott G.'s Primary: 2 years 8 weeks ago

Congressman Perry is a combat veteran of the US Army National Guard
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Former Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
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Zinke is a combat veteran of the US Navy
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Congressman Mark Green
Mark's Primary: 2 years 16 weeks ago

Congressman Green is a combat veteran of the US Army
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MISSION STATEMENT

The Combat Veterans For Congress Political Action Committee is dedicated to supporting the election of fiscally conservative Combat Veterans For Congress. We seek Combat Veterans For Congress who believe in limited government, will rein in the out of control spending of Congress, are committed to preserving and defending the U.S. Constitution, and will support the independence and freedom of the individual as outlined in the Bill of Rights. We support Combat Veterans For Congress who are dedicated to promoting The Free Enterprise System creating the greatest economic engine in the history of mankind, provide for a strong national defense, and will endorse the teaching of U.S. history and the Founding Fathers’ core values in educational institutions. 

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The Combat Veterans For Congress Invite You to Attend “An Evening With Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Friends”

By Capt Joseph R. John, December 9, 2019, Op Ed #460

The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is hosting another Gala Event “An Evening with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Friends” on Friday, February 28, 2020, at 5:00p.m. to attend the VIP Reception, and at 6:30p.m. to dine and listen to Sarah Sander’s presentation.  It will be a captivating evening with information about events that are unfolding in The White House and on Capitol Hill.  Centurion International Services will be responsible for safety and the Gala Event’s security. 

 

As President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders repeatedly told the press each day what most Americans wanted to say to the left of center liberal media establishment.  Sarah supported American values and told the White House press corps that they should do the job they were hired to do, to accurately report the news in order for the American people to be properly informed.  Congressman Kerry Bentivolio, SFC/MI-ANG (Ret), an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, running for re-election in Congress  in the 11th Congressional District of Michigan will help organize and coordinate the Gala Event operations on the ground in Michigan, leading up to the Gala Event on February 28, 2020.

 

There will be a number of Flag & General Officers, Medal of Honor recipients, Wounded Warriors, members of Congress, well know celebrities, professional athletes, and Veterans attending this event to demonstrate their steadfast support for the election of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress in 2020.

The Gala Event will be held at the Laurel Manor Banquet and Conference Center
 (www.LaurelManor.com), 39000 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia, Michigan 48150.  It is a premier venue having hosted several Presidents and candidates for President with banquet seating for 1,100 guests. 

By sending an E-mail to: eveningwithsarah@yahoo.com  you will be able to request information about the Gala Event, make a reservation, become an Angel Ticket Donor for a Wounded Warrior or Medal of Honor recipient as your guest, purchase a ticket as a stocking stuffer Christmas gift, or to request transportation services in advance of your arrival at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Attire: Formal or Business attire.  Optional Dress Uniform for active military or veterans.  

Transportation:  Guests requesting transportation services should contact the event by E-mail to the coordinator with their requests.     

Accommodations: A number of hotels are located within twenty-minutes of Detroit Metropolitan Airport such as:   

Hilton Garden Inn, 14600 N. Sheldon Road, Plymouth, Michigan 48170, (734) 354-1003

Courtyard by Marriott, 17200 N. Laurel Park Drive, Livonia, Michigan 48152, (734)462-2000

Hyatt Place, 19300 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152, (734) 953-9224

The keynote speaker at the last Gala Event held to support the election of endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Benjamin S. Carson, MD.  The photos of that Gala Event are listed on the Events page of the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC Web site; when the page opens, you will be able to view the video of those photos, by clicking on the link of that video.  
 

We encourage you to forward this notice to your relatives, associates, and friends in Michigan, to ask them to support the election of the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, and to join with us at the next Gala Event on February 28, 2020 in Livonia, Michigan, for “An Evening with Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Friends”. 

 

 

 

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The Double Standard in the Way President Trump is Evaluated For Supporting a Navy SEAL

By Capt Joseph R. John, December 3, 2019, Op Ed #459

The double standard in the way President Trump has been evaluated when compared to Obama continues.  Obama’s actions in pardoning Bo Bergdahl, a traitor, who deserted his fellow combatants in the face of the enemy, then gave the Taliban Top Secret information, was ignored by Obama’s “Politically Correct” General and Flag Officers (including McRaven), his service secretaries, and the left of center liberal media establishment.  They didn’t object to the pardoning of a “Traitor”, in exchange for 5 of the Taliban’s most senior Terrorist Generals who are now killing US military combatants in Afghanistan.

The double standard manifested itself by exposing Obama’s “Politically Correct” Flag and General Officers, Obama’s holdovers at DOD, and the left of center liberal media establishment when they raised unending complaints for many weeks because President Trump re-instated a heroic combat warrior’s rank, after he was found “not guilty” in a Courts Martial.  There was no need to pardon the warrior, SOC Edward “Eddie” Gallagher, USN (SEAL), like Obama pardoned the traitor, Chelsea Manning.

The events that led to the Court Martial of Chief Gallagher began when his SEAL Platoon, as a unit of SEAL Team SEVEN was in combat in Iraq in 2017 (his SEAL Platoon consisted of three Officers, one Chief, and 13 enlisted SEALs).  Chief Gallagher removed two members of his SEAL Platoon from the field of battle for poor performance.  Their removal from combat operations would not have occurred without the express approval of the three SEAL Officers in the chain of command in Iraq.

Upon return to the US, those two SEALs accused Chief Gallagher of murdering a terrorist POW and many other crimes.  Because of the false charges, Chief Gallagher sought a judicial investigation to clear his name (one of those two SEALs has already left the Navy).  The unsubstantiated charges by those two SEALs, who have been removed from combat operations, were not supported by 15 other SEALs in Chief Gallagher’s platoon.

Despite that, Chief Gallagher was incarcerated in the Naval Consolidated Brig at US Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, San Diego.  He was housed with pedophiles, was forced to sleep without enough blankets to keep him warm, wasn’t provided with escorts to obtain medical treatment that he required because of his combat injuries, and Navy JAGC Officers made it very difficult for Chief Gallagher to meet with his attorney; they intentionally interfered and tried to prevent him from properly preparing for his pretrial hearing.

While Chief Gallagher was in the Brig, heavily armed NCIS personnel forced entry into the Chief Gallagher’s home and made his children stand in the street in their underwear, the JAGC Prosecution Counsel was caught electronically spying on Chief Gallagher’s defense counsel, and JAG Corps Officers repeatedly leaked misleading facts to the press to try to convince the public that Chief Gallagher was guilty of murder.

President Trump and Navy Secretary Richard Spencer were both made aware of the above listed abuses and the violation of Chief Gallagher’s Constitutional rights.  Navy Secretary Spencer didn’t order the Navy JAG Corps Flags to cease the continued abuse, injustice, and the violation of Chief Gallagher’s Constitutional rights.  President Trump waited for the Navy to put a stop to the injustice.

When Navy Secretary Spencer failed to act to prevent abusive treatment and violation of Chief Gallagher’s Constitutional rights, the President called Secretary Spencer in March and ordered him to have Chief Gallagher transferred, and placed in restriction of an enlisted barracks, so he could meet with his attorney and prepare his trial defense in private, and to be able to obtain the medication he required to treat combat injuries, to be provided with blankets to keep him warm at night, and so he was able to communicate with his children to monitor their safety from the abuse of NCIS.

In his Court Martial, SOC Eddie Gallagher was found “not guilty of murder and multiple other charges”, because among other reasons, the Navy Corpsman prosecution witness, under a grant of immunity, confessed that he killed the terrorist POW, that SOC Eddie Gallagher did not kill the terrorist.  Even so, Chief Gallagher was the only one of 12 SEALs in a photo taken with that deceased terrorist who had his rank reduced.  The President didn’t pardon Chief Gallagher, as falsely reported in the press, like Obama pardoned a “Traitor”, because there was no need to pardon Chief Gallagher who was found “not guilty” in his Court Martial.

The President did restore Chief Gallagher’s rank, because of the injustice of only reducing his rank for being in the photo with a dead terrorist, while none of the other 11 SEALs in the photo, had their ranks reduced for being in the same photo.  That resulted in continued concerns by Secretary Spencer and RADM Collin Green, Commander Naval Special Warfare Group ONE (NSWG-1).  The Secretary of the Navy had no problem with selectively reducing the rank of only Chief Gallagher, but was disturbed when his rank was restored.

After Chief Gallagher’s rank was restored by the President, Secretary Spencer and RADM Green announced that they intended hold a SEAL Peer Review Board (SPRB) to remove “only” Chief Gallagher’s Trident, for being in the photo with the dead terrorist, and that they had no intention of removing the Tridents of the 11 other SEALs for being in the same photo.  The President finally tweeted to Secretary Spencer and RADM Green “This case was handled very badly from the beginning, GET BACK TO BUSINESS”. 

Secretary Spencer then approved the Navy JAG Corps recommendation to award the team of prosecutors with the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medals, after they lost the case-in-chief in the Courts Martial of SOC Gallagher.  The President came in again and said “NO” to the Secretary of Navy because of “Prosecution Misconduct”, violating the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, and the multiple abuses---the Secretary of the Navy should never had approved the awarding of those medals.

The “firm intent” in multiple communications to cease and desist the selective punishment of “only” Chief Gallagher to the Secretary of the Navy by the Commander-in-Chief didn’t work.  Secretary Spencer, Navy JAG Corps Officers, NCIS, and RADM Green were determined to continue to somehow “punish” Chief Gallagher.  They disregarded the President, who is at the top of the Military Justice System chain of command.  They didn’t seem to know how to take an order from the Commander-in-Chief, or understand that Article II of the U.S. Constitution outlines the powers granted to the President as Commander-in-Chief. 

In a radio interview, after the President told Secretary Spencer and RADM Green to “get back to business’, a Navy JAGC Officer reported that RADM Green and Navy JAG Corps Officers still intended to make SOC Gallagher suffer more than he has already been made to suffer while in the brig for 8 months. 

They let it be known “openly for the press to print” that they still intended to go forward with the SEAL Peer Review Board and to punish Chief Gallagher by removing his Trident.  RADM Green openly made insubordinate statements demeaning the Commander-in-Chief that his enlisted personnel were made aware of.  Green may have been speaking with McRaven, and openly stated that he had the full support of the Secretary of the Navy.

It was reported in the press that Secretary Spencer and RADM Green threatened to resign, if President Trump interfered in their authorization of the SEAL Peer Review Board to charge Chief Gallagher and remove his Trident.  At that point, the Secretary of the Navy should have been fired, and RADM Green should have been relieved of his command for insubordination, for allowing selective prosecution for only one of the 12 SEALs in the photo with the deceased terrorist, for violating the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, and for allowing the continued abuse and persecution of Chief Gallagher for nearly two years.

Secretary Spencer continued his insubordination, and went around Secretary of Defense Mark Esper who was out of the country, in order to broker a deal directly with the White House.  That deal would have allowed RADM Green to hold a SEAL Peer Review Board, only for the sake of appearances, but in fact, the results of the Board would be preordained to allow Chief Gallagher to retain his Trident.  But because the Board would only be held for one of the 12 SEALs in the photo, President Trump said “Absolutely Not”!

The Secretary of Defense Mark Esper had enough, and fired the Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, for going around him when he was out of the country, for violating the chain of command by trying to broker a side deal directly with the White House, because his intent was to structure a SEAL Peer Review Board for only one of the 12 SEALs in the photo, and because he intended to mislead the SEAL community in Navy Special Warfare Group ONE by keeping secret the preordained results of the Board that would guarantee that Chief Gallagher’s Trident would not be removed.

Even while the President was in Afghanistan, the press continued in an frenzy to criticize the President for “pardoning” Chief Gallagher—which was another of the many lying press reports, and the double standard in how they treated the President’s attempted to seek justice for Chief Eddie Gallagher who was found “not guilty”.  The deposed Secretary of the Navy played directly into the leftist press’ hands by criticizing the President in a Press Conference following his firing by the Secretary of Defense, and by the further criticism of the President in an Op Ed he released while demeaning the President.

In Richard Spencer’s Press Conference and in his Op Ed, he failed to explain the above listed flaws that occurred in the post Court Martial events, that led to his firing.  To the delight of the left of center liberal media establishment, Richard Spencer also stated that the President didn’t understand what a warfighter is, at the same time the President was on the ground in Afghanistan supporting warfighters (even junior high school students know what a warfighter is).

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to read what Navy JAGC, NSWG-1, and NCIS did in violating the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, while abusing the chief who repeatedly put his life on the line in 8 combat tours, serving for 4 years of actual combat (probably more than most Combat Veterans on active duty today).  Spencer insinuated that he, the Navy JAG Corps, NCIS, and RADM Green handled Chief Gallagher’s case properly, however, the abuses prior to, during, and after the Court Martial of Chief Gallagher will be revealed to the reader by clicking on the below listed link.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.militarytimes.com/assets/pdfs/1574217048.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2Yh4N4qLDD8Yj_SNl4IT8B3F3oD3TQ3KjA2Nzv6WmYvyJ2DLLLWHmBtPM

Some of the “Politically Correct” female lawyer holdovers from the 8 years of the Obama Administration within the “Navy's JAG Corps decided over the years, that rough warfighters who take exception to the beheading of innocents and to putting pilots in cages and setting fire, to them, reek of macho-male toxicity, because they have been visiting “violence” on those who would do military personnel harm, and should be brought to heel.  They got NCIS investigators to coach and shape the testimony of interviewees in Chief Gallagher’s case. They used malware to listen in on discussions between Chief Gallagher and his lawyer. They hid a video clearing Gallagher of murder.  When the Navy Corpsman, under a grant of immunity, confessed that he, not Gallagher, killed the POW, they pressed the case anyway.  The presiding judge had to admonish and eventually dismiss the JAGC Prosecuting Counsel for misconduct.” (
Dr. William Hamilton, Nov 20, 2019, “Rough Men Versus Soft Lawyers”)

During the 8 years of the Obama administration, Navy JAG Corps female lawyers repeatedly tried to incarcerate warfighters, and continued to charge them with more war crimes than in any other time in military history.  Obama’s “Politically Correct” JAG Flags recruited those liberal attorneys to enforce his very dangerous Rules Of Engagement (ROE).  Those attorneys had no understanding of the reason for quick reaction time, often within seconds, to protect combatants on the battlefield.  Those inept ROE increased Killed In Action and Wounded In Action by over 400%, the ROE actually became more dangerous to the US military combat personnel than the Taliban.

Those ROE were responsible for the downing of “Extortion 17”, with the loss of 15 members of SEAL Team SIX, and 17 other Special Forces Military personnel in the Tangi Valley of Afghanistan on August 6, 2011.  Because of the dangerous ROE, 32 Special Forces personnel were ordered to go into a combat operation aboard a very slow-moving CH-47D chinook helicopter (the SEALs should been sent in 3 separate Night Stalkers Special Ops Helicopters).

The ROE prevented the use of suppression fire to prepare the landing zone, before the helicopter went in, because of the possibility of injuring civilians that might be in the area.  The enemy was waiting with RPGs; they easily took down the Chinook killing all 32 aboard.  In meetings with the families of the dead SEALs, McRaven made excuses for the ROE; he infuriated the SEALs family members.

Navy JAGCs should be required to walk one mile in an Indian’s moccasins before they are assigned a JAG Billet, to learn what it is to have to react quickly to threats to the lives of military personnel on the field of combat.  Many retired JAGC Officers have informed us that they recommended that all new JAG Corps Officers should be required to serve for at least 6 months in the fleet before they are assigned to a JAG Billet.  Navy JAG Corps Flags have repeatedly rejected those recommendations.

The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly who replaced Richard Spencer should order the Navy IG to investigate Navy JAG Corps, NSWG-1, and NCIS’s abusive actions, their violations of the Constitutional rights of Chief Gallagher, the “Prosecution Misconduct” of the Navy JAG Corps Officers, and the actions of NCIS Officers who abused Chief Gallagher’s children.  RADM Green, NAVY JAG Corps Officers, and NCIS Officers didn’t seem to understand that “all” Americans charged with a crime, including SOC Eddie Gallagher, USN (SEAL) are “innocent” until proven guilty.

Richard Spencer stated: “Normally, Military Justice works best when senior leadership stays far away.”  Chief Gallagher’s Court Martial case and so many other Court Martials that were prosecuted during the 8 years of the Obama Administration are examples of why Military Justice will not work best when senior Naval Leadership stays far away.  The Navy JAG Corps’ “Politically Correct” liberal and female lawyers who oppose rough, masculine and violent warfighters that are motivated to protect military personnel, should be very closely supervised by Navy “Line” Officers with operational experience, to prevent the injustices that occurred in Chief Gallagher’s case.

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On Veterans Day, November 11th, and Every Day, Americans Thank Veterans For Their Service in Defense of the Republic

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 11, 2019, Op Ed #456

On November 11th, Veterans Day, and every day, Americans are appreciative of Veterans for their service in the defense of the Republic when they were once active members of the US Armed Forces.  We remember and “Honor” military personnel who gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of the Republic and were lost in combat.

In certain cases, many years after being honorably discharged, a Veteran eventually succumbed to a combat injury that occurred while he was in combat on active duty.  Col John W. Ripley, USNA ’62, USMC (Ret) (Navy Cross) (Distinguished Graduate of the US Naval Academy) is one of those many well known “Honorable” Veterans.

Veterans and active duty personnel can click on the below listed link to learn of the many discounts and free meals that restaurants will extend to Veterans on Veterans Day, in order to thank them for their honorable service, and in some cases discounts are extended on days before and after Veterans Day.  

 

Veterans Day Discounts: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67508/veterans-day-discounts-2019/

Many Veterans still suffer from the negative effects on their health as a result of volunteering to defend the Republic from enemies in combat.  An average of 22 Veterans commit suicide every day.  Many of those Veterans had been suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 
(PTSD) or from disabling wounds received as a result of their combat tours on foreign fields of fire.  Other depressed Veterans may not have been able to obtain timely or adequate medical treatment or therapy for treatment of their debilitating wounds or PTSD.  

 

The overwhelming majority of 23 million Veterans in the United States are good citizens, they quietly go about their normal lives, are gainfully employed, support their families financially, and provide the careful and loving guidance to properly raise their children.  

 

Some of the ways that Veterans continue to serve their country and support their fellow countrymen, is by serving in Law Enforcement, as First Responders, in government service, as members of the clergy, in the medical fields, as computer technicians, in science, in education, as airline pilots, in research, as members of Congress or in other elective or appointive offices, and in many other civilian endeavors.  

 

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to listen to a powerful message delivered by President Ronald W. Reagan about “A Soldier and His Pledge.”
 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt8y18YFH70&sns=fb

Every Veteran, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including their life.”  If you know or recognize a Veteran who served in the defense of the Republic, and you have an opportunity to communicate with that Veteran, we encourage you to show your appreciation for his or her service, by thanking him or her for the defense of the Republic.

 

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In Recognition of the US Marine Corps 244th Birthday on November 10, 2019

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 10, 2019, Op Ed #457

The US Marine Corps was formed on November 10, 1775 by the Second Continental Congress with the first Marines enlisting under Commandant Samuel Nicholas, but it wasn’t until 1921 that the Marine Corps began celebrating that historic day officially as its birthday by reading Marine Corps Orders No. 47 (Series 1921).  

 

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Major General John A. Lejeune, issued Order No. 47 on November 1, 1921, and instructed it to be read to the US Marine Corps on the 10th of November, 1921, and thereafter on the 10th of November of every year.  Should the order not be received by the 10th of November, 1921, it should be read upon receipt.

 

We honor all US Marines not only on this November 10th, the US Marine Corps’ 244th Birthday, but on every day.  Over the last 10 years, 35 of the 123 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress were elected to Congress, and 36 of those 123 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress, were US Marines; they are listed on the Endorsements and Alumni pages of our Web site.  

 

Eight of the 36 US Marines that were endorsed as Combat Veterans For Congress were elected to Congress.  Those US Marines who have served their country in combat as US Marines, and subsequently continued their service to the Republic as members of US House of Representatives are Cong John P. Kline (Col-USMC/Ret), Cong Paul Cook (Col-USMC/Ret), Cong Duncan D. Hunter (Maj-USMCR), Cong Michael Coleman (Maj-USMC), Cong Michael J. Gallagher (Capt-USMC), Cong Steve T. Kuykendall (Capt-USMC),  and Cong Michael Grimm (Sgt-USMC).

 

The Commandant of the Marine Corps General David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black present the 2019 Marine Corps birthday message.  The following video posted on YouTube celebrates the US Marine Corps’ 244thBirthday, but is not officially from the Commandant of the US Marine Corps. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYi5mUKDrA0

 

Happy Birthday Marines!  Semper Fidelis.

 

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West Los Angeles Rally Calling For The Support of Homeless Veterans

 By Capt Joseph R. John, November 7, 2019: Op Ed #455

The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is calling for the support of homeless Veterans, at a rally to be held on the corner of Wilshire Blvd and San Vincente in West Los Angeles, CA on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM; the day before Veterans Day, November 11th.  The timing is appropriate to bring attention to the estimated 4,500 homeless Veterans sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, among the 60,000 homeless people sleeping on the streets of the City and County of Los Angeles.

The below listed flyer includes a statement by the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC, calling for authorities to take action to provide housing for homeless Veterans sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles.  The VA has a very large parcel of land in West Los Angles that was deeded to Veterans in 1888 for the purpose of developing housing for homeless and disabled Veterans.  Instead of providing housing for homeless Veterans, The Department of Veterans Affairs inappropriately developed the Veterans’ land as a public/dog park, rent-free, for the benefit of wealthy residents of Brentwood. 
 Senator Feinstein’s and Congressman Lieu’s (D-CA-33) won’t support construction of housing for homeless Veterans on Veterans land being used for a park for their wealthy supporters in Brentwood.

The City and County of Los Angeles must take action to preclude the spread of Medieval diseases by exterminating the rapidly growing rat population; rats can be the source of typhus and bubonic plague, which is spread by fleas who infest the rat population.  Citing Federal Health and Safety Laws, and Federal Environmental Statutes, the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Governor of California have the authority to direct city and state employees to remove the rubbish, tents, drug paraphernalia, needles, and human waste from the streets of Los Angeles.

Sixty thousand homeless people in Los Angeles County should be moved to a safe and secure tent city on vacant county owned land east of Los Angeles, and treated for their behavioral problems by Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, and California State Health Services.  The Mayor, with the financial support of the Governor, should take the necessary steps to provide behavioral health treatment to deal with the known causes of homelessness------mental health illnesses, substance abuse disorders, and alcohol dependency.

We encourage the residents of Los Angeles County to attend and/or financially support the rally in West Los Angles on November 10th, it is designed to mobilize support for, and to protect the health of residents in Los Angeles County, who are faced with the possibility of having  a very serious health crisis, as a result of the inaction by the Mayor of Los Angeles and the Governor of California.

To avoid a very serious health crisis, we strongly encourage Mayor Eric Garcetti to work with the Governor and cite Federal Health & Safety Laws, and Environmental Laws to authorize them to take immediate action to move the homeless population to a tent city east of Los Angeles, to provide Behavioral Health Treatment for the relocated homeless population, to exterminate rats, and to dispose of rubbish, tents, drug paraphernalia, needles, and human waste, in order to clean up the streets of Los Angeles.

 

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COMMITTEE TO RECALL MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES 

ERIC GARCETTI

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NEWS RELEASE

 

RALLY: IMMEDIATE HOUSING FOR HOMELESS VETERANS NOW! 

Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti Promised Former First Lady Michelle Obama he would End Veteran Homelessness by 2015 

 

LOS ANGELES, California: On November 10, 2019, a rally will take place to recall the Mayor Eric Garcetti. The location is West Los Angeles corner of San Vicente Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd., at the Veterans Park, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Petitions will be available for signature.

 

According to leading Los Angeles homeless veteran advocate Robert Rosebrock, who is the founder of the Old Veteran Guard and hosted more than 600 rallies fighting for veteran housing: “Los Angeles has somewhere between 4,000 to 5,000 homeless veterans. A specific number difficult to identify because many veterans will not identify as homeless or accept government services.” 

Rosebrock states, “On July 14, 2014, one year after becoming Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti made a public promise to then First Lady Michelle Obama, personally guaranteeing her that he would end Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles by the end of 2015. Eric Garcetti is a reservist, and more than five years after making his infamous and disingenuous promise to the First Lady and homeless Veterans, Los Angeles is still our nation’s capital for homeless Veterans as he remains “Missing in Action” and needs to be charged with “Dereliction of Duty,” i.e., recalled and removed from the public trust, posthaste.”

 

Captain Joseph R. John, USN (Ret.), founder of Combat Veterans For Congress urges immediate action to house homeless veterans. “The Unites States has more than 23 million Veterans. Combat Veterans and wounded warriors return from battle haunted by the scars of war. Some of our brave heroes become afflicted with PTSD, causing a war within so devastating, 22 veterans per day commit suicide. Others abandon home, family, job and good quality of life, ending up on the street, becoming homeless. PTSD overtakes homeless veterans and coping mechanisms like alcoholism and drug abuse become the beginning of a downward spiral, ending in squalor and even death.”

 

Alexandra Datig, petitioner to recall Mayor Garcetti states: “Mayor Garcetti has failed on his promise to house homeless veterans. I am the daughter of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star decorated veteran, who carried the deep scars of war and became homeless. I can’t think of anything more heartbreaking than watching your family fall apart before your very eyes. Once the ‘battle within’ takes hold, all you have once known and loved about a parent disappears. Though progress is being made at the Veterans Administration, Mayor Garcetti has failed to address re-entry into the community at the local level after war and combat. Garcetti has also failed in his support of veteran families.”

 

Committee Member and recall petitioner David Hernandez states: “For the benefit of all Angelenos, the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti must be replaced with a Leader who has the ability to address the crisis of Homelessness, Criminal Vagrants, Mentally Ill and the blight threatening the health and safety of all the residents of Los Angeles.” 

 

            Committee Member and recall petitioner Benito Bernal: ”As a lifelong Angeleno, I was raised to care and serve for the needs of others. The homeless crisis today in Los Angeles with all the added rules and regulations imposed by our Mayor, make it impossible for us as volunteers and even our LAPD to protect and serve those very needs. If our Mayor is unwilling to admit his failures and yet still put up barriers for others to help those in need, then it’s time for him to step aside and let someone else get the job done. It’s time that we as citizens demand that the profit margin tied into this issue be exposed and removed from the equation. This way help and change can take place for all Angelenos”

 

Committee Members and recall petitioners Rick and Robin Marcelli: “Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, we have never seen our city in such utter ruin. Without hesitation, we blame this ruin on Mayor Garcetti and his mismanagement of our City. Garcetti’s plans seem only to support his career agenda and pocket, but do not take care of people who truly need the help, nor protect the law-abiding tax paying citizens.”

 

The Committee to Recall Mayor Eric Garcetti will send out an advisory on upcoming rallies in the coming weeks.

 

 

For more about the recall visit: www.recallthelamayor.com

 

For more about The Old Veterans Guard visit: The Old Veterans Guard

 

For more about Combat Veterans For Congress visit: www.combatveteransforcongress.org

 

  

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Next event in the works, Skid Row Thanksgiving March/Rally (tentatively planned for one week (Saturday) before Thanksgiving).

Do Not Let America Become Like The United Kingdom

By Capt Joseph R. John, November 4, 2019: Op Ed #454 

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to listen to a “very powerful message” from Katie Hopkins, a courageous woman in Great Britain.  She has been exposing the devastating effect that the entry of millions of Muslim refugees flooding into Europe and Great Britain has had on civility, economic stability, and on law and order in the United Kingdom and in Europe.  She states, the United Kingdom has become a country most British citizens no longer recognize. 

 

Katie bluntly speaks about how the basic freedoms of citizens in Great Britain have been eroding because of the appeasement of political leaders.  The political establishment lacks the backbone to take a firm stand and fight against rampant crimes perpetrated by thousands of Muslim Refugees who refuse to assimilate.

Katie says the discrimination against whites in the UK has become institutionalized and systemic, and that politicians are supporting multiculturalism and the mass silencing of citizens who try to object to the politicians’ blind eye towards the violation of laws by Muslim refugees.  

In order to shut down the vocal opposition of British citizens to lax policies that are hurting traditional values and effectively permitting lawlessness of refugees, the authorities threaten to take legal action against the complainants, for opposing their lax policies.  

In Great Britain and elsewhere in Europe, there are now no-go zones, where white people, women, and police officers can no longer safely enter, migrants have attacked police cars when they dared enter certain neighborhoods.

The Director of MI 5 has warned British citizens that the threat of terrorism in the United Kingdom is now “impossible” to contain or control.  The lawlessness and subversive acts have gotten completely out of control supported by Radical Islamic Terrorists.  

Americans are witnessing lawlessness in the streets of Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, and San Francisco, because of the appeasement policies of Democrat political leaders who have been elected in those cities, year after year, for so many decades.

Progressive have been pushing to have Islam and Sharia Law taught in all schools in Europe and the USA in support of religion.  However, in the USA there is a double standard by Progressives who oppose “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” on US currency.

Katie warns Americans: “Do not to let America become like the United Kingdom”, and “Do not to let the United States fall as Europe has fallen”.  She encourages Americans to “Be better than us” and to reject The Muslim Brotherhood and Globalist agendas managing the decline of Europe.

Katie says the key is to resist and reject the “same false” narrative perpetrated by the left of center liberal media establishment.  Daily, the “same false” theme is being repeated, over and over again.  Different network commentators are reading from the “same false” script, designed to mislead the general public while promoting the Leftist, Socialist, Globalist, and Social Justice agendas.

She says Americans must have the courage to resist the Progressive, Social Justice, and Muslim Brotherhood narrative promoted by the leftist media machine.  Katie encourages Americans to arm themselves with facts and truthful information, obtained from valid sources, and not to seek or believe inaccurate information often distributed on Google and Facebook.  

Katie states that Americans must unite to fight for their freedoms, and to stand strong against attempts by some foreigners who won’t assimilate and subvert the rule of law.  The untruths and false narratives being promoted by Leftists, Socialists, Globalists, Marxists, and The Muslim Brotherhood must be exposed by Americans, since the media no longer seeks and distributes unbiased factual information. 

One method of opposing the negative narrative being promulgated by the leftists and the MB, in their attempt to undermine the Constitutional Republic, is by employing the Internet to refute negative narratives, in order to get the truth out.

Another method is to familiarize, inform, and educate friends and family of the subverting agendas of the Socialist, Multiculturalist, Globalist, Marxists, the Social Justice activists, and The Muslim Brotherhood organizations.  Further, if you belong to social, fraternal, alumni, veterans, political, law enforcement, religious, patriotic, etc. organizations, you will be able to develop programs to oppose the agendas of these subversive organizations. 

Enjoy this hard hitting videohttps://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/ToDsfkwvikw?rel=0&showinfo=0&autoplay=1


The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) has hidden "Fifth Columns" in every country throughout Europe and the USA—those “Fifth Columns” are operating in many different organizations like CAIR in the US.  There is no effective opposition or policy by governments in Europe to oppose the MB’s programs that are intent on weakening and subverting civilian rule in European countries from within.  In Europe, a court ruled on the 25th of October 2018 that freedom of speech does not extend to include defaming the prophet of Islam. That court decision reversed the basic principle of free speech that was established in the 17th Century.  


The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights ruled that insulting Islamic prophet Muhammad “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace.”  Many progressives considers Islamists members of a religion, and not of a political ideology, however for the last 30 years, Radical Islamic Terrorists (ISIS and Al Q’ieda) have been following a political ideology, not a peaceful religion) while prosecuting genocide killing hundreds of thousands of Christians in the Middle East.  Radical Islamic Terrorists are not members of a peaceful religion.

The Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights ruled that insulting Islamic prophet Muhammad “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace.”  Many progressives consider Islamists as only members of a religion, and not a political ideology.  However, for the last 30 years, Radical Islamic Terrorists (ISIS and Al Q’ieda) have been following a political ideology, as opposed to a peaceful religion, while prosecuting widespread genocide and killing hundreds of thousands of Christians in the Middle East.  Radical Islamic Terrorists are not simply members of a peaceful religion.


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The First Four-Star Flag Officer in US History Joins the Effort to Void the Election of the US President

By Capt Joseph R. John, October 23, 2019: Op Ed #453 

For the first time in 243 years, a 4-star decorated and retired US Navy Admiral, Admiral William McRaven, violated the ethos of military professionalism by authoring an Op Ed for release in the New York Times.  McRaven openly attacked the President of the United States and brayed for the removal of the President, stating it is time for a new person in the Oval Office—“the sooner, the better.” 

 

What does he mean by “sooner”?  Despite the fact that Admiral McRaven knows the Presidential election will take place in one year, he wants the President removed hurriedly.  He is encouraging the public to remove the US President, before all American citizens can exercise their Constitutional right to vote to re-elect President Trump in 2020.  McRaven has been a consistent, vociferous critic of the President, even prior to his election.  McRaven is no longer content with being critical, he has joined with Democrat Socialists and others like George Soros, who for three years, has been funding the effort to void the election of President Trump.

 

McRaven is subtly alleging that he is a spokesman for current and former members of the military.  Consider his audacity, appropriating for himself the moral authority to speak for all members of the US Armed Forces, when a large majority of members of the US Armed Forces, retired career military personnel, and veterans voted for President Trump, and current polls show they will vote for him again. 

 

During their training to become Military Officers, to their commissioning, and during their service, it is instilled in every Military Officer, subject to the US Code of Military Justice, to follow the lawful orders of the Commander-in-Chief, and not to participate in any attempt to remove a sitting President of the United States in a Coup d’ Etat.   

 

Do the American people really want the impeachment of the US President, promoted by Admiral McRaven, Lieutenant General James Clapper, and John Brennan, to lead to the removal of a President from office?  Does the American electorate want a country in which a retired Flag or General Officer can publicly damn the Commander-in-Chief over policy differences and call for his removal from office?  

 

McRaven is another of the many officers who were carefully screened and selected, over an 8-year period, by Obama to ensure that they were Politically Correct, before he would promote them to Flag and General rank.  Those Politically Correct Flag and General Officers were screened to ensure that they would unquestionably drive Obama’s destructive Social Experiment On Diversity into the US Armed Forces.  Flag and General Officers who opposed Obama’s Social Experiment On Diversity were forced to retire, and the remaining rank and file members of the US Armed Forces were not able to object to the Social Experiment On Diversity if they didn’t want to be court martialed for disobedience of general orders.

 

Every branch of the US Armed Forces has Obama’s Politically Correct Flag and General Officers, and they continue to drive the destructive Social Experiment On Diversity into the US Armed Forces.  It has been damaging the officer training at all 5 Service Academies.  It initially changed the Rules Of Engagement (ROEs) during combat, and increased Killed In Action (KIA) and Wounded In Action (WIA) by over 300% (President Trump returned those ROE to their origin).  It negatively affected the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US Armed Forces by driving women, with lesser physical qualification than men, into the tip of the spear combat units.  It has also resulted in the increased rape of straight male recruits to unacceptable levels and it did so much more damage.
 

Admiral McRaven’s New York Times Op Ed “crossed the line”!  It was a shocking radically political and subverting article.  McRaven, has joined with James Clapper, John Brennan, George Soros, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Tom Perez, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the far left Progressive/Socialist Caucus in the House of Representatives, led by Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rep Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Rep Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who have been calling for the secret and hurried impeachment of President Trump behind closed doors, while selectively leaking negative snippets to undermine The President.  They are wanting the impeachment to happen before American voters can have the right to have their voices heard in a national presidential election.

McRaven and his fellow Progressives know the President will be re-elected by the American people if the election is held in November 2020; they want him removed from the Oval Office before that ever happens----"the sooner, the better.”  McRaven and his fellow conspirators don’t want an honest and open election to be held, they want to invalidate the 2016 election of President Trump by the 63 million deplorables who voted for President Trump.

Many Flag and General officers and military personnel of all ranks have been repulsed by McRaven’s often stated, strong support for John Brennan, who voted for Communist US Presidential candidate Gus Hall, and became a stealth Muslim convert in support for the appointment of members of the Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist organization in government positions.

After Brennan was appointed by Obama, he recruited CIA Officers who were Politically Correct, and his promotions within the CIA elevated Politically Correct CIA Officers, that would be acceptable to Obama, to new positions of leadership within the CIA; they are still there.  One of Brennan’s CIA employees, who worked with Vice President Biden on the Ukraine desk in the Obama White House, filed the bogus and untruthful hearsay Whistleblower complaint about President Trump’s conversation with the President of Ukraine—he or she said they didn’t like the tone of the conversation, when they never even heard the conversation.

Brennan led the fake Russia collusion allegation against President Trump, taking his direction from Obama, and is now one of the leaders of the continued treasonous coup attempt to bring down the first President of the United States in history; this time using another fake allegation about a Ukrainian phone call.  The Whistleblower (actually the leaker) who filed the complaint with hearsay information has disappeared.  McRaven has thrown his lot in with conspirators Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Soros, Perez, Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi, and Schumer to initiate a Coup d’ Etat.  The left of center liberal media establishment is supporting the coup in their daily call for the impeachment based on false allegations. 

When one compares the honorable service of thousands of SEALs who courageously went into harm’s way in service to their country, and in certain cases gave their lives in the defense of the Republic, with what McRaven is doing, it is a dishonorable act.  In publishing that Op Ed in the New York Times to encourage national support for the hurried removal of the first US President in history before Americans are allowed to vote, McRaven is violating his oath of office, and betraying the trust servicemen had in him. 

McRaven’s comments in the below listed article are truly shocking, regrettable, and discrediting.  McRaven has revealed himself to be a member of the deep state, working with the left of center liberal media establishment, and discredited Socialists, Progressives, and Leftists in Congress, who have been trying to void the election of the President for three years. 

As a Flag Officer, McRaven’s actions may, in the eyes of many Americans, damage the images of other Honorable Flag and General Officers, who are true Patriots with excellent reputations.  Over the past 243 years, Flag and General Officers have served the Republic in peace and war, and have never participated in an effort to void the election by American Citizens of their US President.

McRaven actions have undermined the public’s view of the US military as the most-trusted and apolitical institution in the nation, that impartially serves the nation’s welfare.  McRaven’s exploitation of his rank and his military service, for partisan political purposes, should be rejected by all clear thinking American citizens.

 

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American Greatness

Angelo Codevilla

October 19, 2019

                                                                  “Who the hell do you think you are?”
Retired Admiral William McRaven devoted the bulk of a New York Times op-ed to appropriating for himself the moral and hence political authority of generations of soldiers and sailors (pointedly, especially the female ones) who have sacrificed for America, for “the good and the right.” Then he gratuitously stated—citing no specifics, as if everyone already knows—that “President Trump seems to believe that all these qualities are unimportant or show weakness.”

McRaven concludes, “it is time for a new person in the Oval Office—Republican, Democrat or independent—the sooner, the better.” At the very least, McRaven called for impeachment ahead of an election, or perhaps for a coup, and pretended to do so on the military’s behalf. In fact, his was just one more voice from an establishment that has squandered the public’s trust, senses that it can no longer win elections honestly, and is pulling out all the stops.

It pretends to be trying to take down Donald Trump. In fact, it is trying to do something much bigger: Invalidate the votes of the “deplorables” who oppose them.

I suggest that the just response from self-respecting Americans to McRaven and others like him is: “Who the hell do you think you are?”

Consider the enormity of pretending to speak for past and present uniformed personnel. Given that the overwhelming majority of active-duty and retired armed service members voted for Trump in 2016, and that polls show they are likely to do so again, it’s a patent falsehood to insinuate the rank-and-file’s notion of “the good and the right” matches McRaven’s own.

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When consider a few of these notions of “good and right.” Following rules and the chain of command is high among them, especially for the military. Officers are supposed to obey superiors. That authority flows from the president. Why? Because only the president is elected by the whole people, and because the Constitution, which they are sworn to “uphold and defend,” says so. If officers cannot abide superiors, they are supposed to resign their commissions.

But McRaven and a host of senior officers do not resign. They subvert.

The Constitution prescribes all manner of procedures by which any and all who dissent from the president can counter him, including legislation, overriding vetoes, and impeachment. But McRaven’s essay merely, and dishonestly, adds to the united ruling class’s effort to attack Donald Trump outside of these constitutional procedures by feeding the media’s production of innuendos.

The Democratic Party pretends to be trying to impeach. But they know, since any Republican who joins them would be ending his career in elective politics (not, alas, in the establishment), that they have zero chance of removing Trump from office.

They hope, however, that the sheer weight of innuendos—regardless of how implausible—will turn the 2020 election because the media allows no contradiction. That is why they are conducting what they call an impeachment campaign via secret testimony, the content of which the public can know only through what the Democrats and the media say through selective leaking. This is the patent dishonesty to which the former admiral prostitutes himself.

Even as McRaven brays for removing the president, he pretends solicitude for “the republic.” But remember: the American republic is founded on the will of the people, expressed by elections. The foremost thing to keep in mind about what is happening in Washington is that it is, above all, an attempt to subordinate the will of the people, expressed in elections, to the will of the ruling class, expressed through its control of social and political institutions.

The American people’s proper and just reaction should be to remind the ruling class that as Alexander Hamilton said, “here, the people rule,” and hence pointedly to ask our would-be rulers what they have done that we should follow them?

McRaven really does speak for a substantial percentage of senior military officers. Their views are on display nightly on Fox News. It is time for the American people to realize that these, like their counterparts in the intelligence agencies, are no heroes.

If we ask what they have done for us that we should have confidence in them, we realize that these people have lost every war they have waged since 1945. Accommodating themselves to our corrupt ruling class, they have been happy enough to wage endless no-win wars which have killed as many Americans as did World War I. The current military dictionary has no entry for “victory.”

Most recently, thousands of Americans have been killed and maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan because senior officers did not object to the ruling class’s desire to use U.S. forces to settle foreign quarrels by operating in constantly replenished minefields. Living in minefields violates basic military common sense and ethics. But senior officers have prospered. Intertwined with the ruling class, they end their careers on defense contractors’ corporate boards and in villas on the golf course. Now, as part of the ruling class, they join in claiming a right to rule us deplorables regardless of elections. We can thank McRaven for making that clear.

This ex-draftee is inclined to salute them with the middle finger.
 

The President's Counsel's Letter to the US House of Representatives About the Secret Impeachment Inquiry

By Capt Joseph R. John, October 14, 2019: Op Ed #452

The letter sent to Speaker Pelosi and four House Committee Chairmen, from the White House Counsel to the President notified them that the Executive Office of the President will not cooperate with the secret “Impeachment Inquiry” that was initiated by a speech Pelosi made at a Press Conference.


The investigation taking place in the House of Representatives is taking place in secret, behind closed doors, that prevents Republican members of Congress from having any rights at all; the Democrat majority is preventing witnesses from being called by Republican members of the House to testify and contest the invalid testimony of Democrat witnesses.  


The “Impeachment Inquiry” should have been initiated by a vote of the US House of Representatives.  In response to the White House Press Corps questions, President Trump stated that he would fully cooperate with an “Impeachment Inquiry” if the US House of Representative would hold a vote to initiate it, in accordance with Congressional precedence that previously initiated the “Impeachment Inquiries” of President Nixon and President Clinton, with the then vote of the full House of Representatives.


Instead of releasing the full testimony of Ambassador Paul Volker, taken in secret behind closed doors, that exonerates the President of the false allegations made by Democrats that allege President Trump threatened the President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine with the loss of military aid.  Instead, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff leaked a very brief portion of Volker’s 7 hour testimony, to drive Schiff’s negative narrative about the conversation that President Trump had with the President Zelensky.


According to the San Francisco Examiner article written by Kerry Picket on October 11th, the House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Adam Schiff, recruited two disgruntled Democrat deep state, former National Security Council (NSC) staff members who worked in The Obama White House and were holdovers in the Trump White House.  It turns out that those two NSC aides worked with the so-called Whistleblower who was also a holdover from the Obama White House, and was assigned by John Brennan to the Ukraine Desk on the NSC White House Staff for Trump administration.   


Abigail Grace, 36 who worked on the NSC Staff of the Trump White House until 2018, was hired by Schiff in February 2019 to investigate the Trump White House.  Sean Misko, 37, who worked on the NSC Staff of the Trump White House until 2017, was hired by Schiff in August 2019 to investigate the Trump White House.  That was the same month the so-called Whistleblower submitted the Whistleblower Complaint.  


Grace and Misko previously arranged the meeting of the prospective Whistleblower, with Schiff’s Chief of Staff, who recommended that attorneys should be engaged to help the CIA Analyst draft the Whistleblower Complaint.  Is there any doubt that that person would have been introduced to Adam Schiff?  The Whistleblower Complaint which is normally a one paragraph memo, e-mailed to the Inspector General, became a 9-page Whistleblower Complaint based on false “hearsay” information, replete with legal jargon with layers of editing by attorneys, and was finally filed on August 12, 2019.   


It is obvious that Adam Schiff was orchestrating this latest political setup, this time employing the Whistleblower Statute, in his attempt to impeach President Trump.  His hope was to use the Whistleblower Statute, in order to prevent the White House attorneys and members of the Republican Congress from interrogating the complainant.  The Democrats intend to impeach President Trump in secret, behind closed doors, and using a bogus Whistleblower Complaint that is actually violating provisions of The Whistleblower Act.   


It is an abuse of power by Adam Schiff, whose position as the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee does not authorize him to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to try to impeach President Trump; his position as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee requires that he focuses and expends his budget on US Intelligence issues.


The Whistleblower Protection Act was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President George H. W. Bush in 1989.  The definition of a government Whistleblower is someone who has “firsthand knowledge” of a violation of the law, an illegal act, or an act that damages the national security of the US, and requires that person to file a complaint about the issue with the Inspector General (IG) in the specific agency of government where they work, and where the violation occurred.  


The Federal Whistleblower Protection Act is a Federal Law and has not been amended by an Act of Congress, and in order to be credible to the IG in the Agency where the violation occurred, must provide reliable, “firsthand” information about the violation.  The Whistleblower Complaint Form cautions the complainant that the complaint cannot be based upon “hearsay” information.


The Whistleblower Statute would have required, in this case, that a Whistleblower Complainant would have had to have been filed by the complainant with Inspector General (IG) for The Executive Office of the President, not with the IG of the Intelligence Community.  The President was not discussing intelligence details nor concepts on his call with the President of Ukraine, so the IG of the Intelligence Community was the wrong IG to file the Whistleblower Complaint with. 


According to the Washington Examiner, the so-called Whistleblower is a registered Democrat, who the Director of Intelligence said is biased and used “hearsay” information, that was obtained from other biased government employees who were also biased and opposed to President Trump.  The career CIA Analyst was assigned to the Obama White House’s NSC Ukraine Desk and worked closely with former Vice President Joe Biden who had been tasked with the responsibility of being in charge of working with Ukraine by Obama. 


The complainant did not tell the IG that they had met with Adam Schiff’s Chief of Staff before filing the complaint (and most probably with Adam Schiff), and that he or she had the assistance of Adam Schiff’s staff and attorneys in filing the Whistleblower Complaint.  That is a violation of Federal Law, and could open the complainant to federal prosecution.


The alleged Whistleblower didn’t have first hand knowledge of President Trump’s conversation with the President Zelensky.  The Whistleblower Complaints did not coincide with the actual transcript of the President’s conversation with President Zelensky.  The 9-page complaint, was based on false “hearsay” information, replete with lies, and the complainant wrote they disapproved of the “tone” of President Trump’s conversation, when he or she had not even heard the conversation.  


In accordance with the provisions of the Whistleblower Act, the Whistleblower Complaint was invalid, because it was based upon “hearsay” information, instead of first hand knowledge.  The complaint that was filed was by a “Leaker”, not by a Whistleblower.  


The “Leaker’s” advisor was James Clapper, who himself was exposed as the “Leaker” of false information to the press throughout the Mueller’s Russian Collusion Investigation.  


The “Leaker” who was assigned to the White House NSC Ukraine Desk by John Brennan was subsequently removed from the White House by President Trump’s Chief of Staff.

Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi never expected President Trump to release the full transcript of his conversation with President Zelensky to the public, and that it would reveal that the Whistleblower charges were false and trumped up.

In a White House press conference on October 2nd, President Trump pointed out that President Zelensky of Ukraine stated, in front of The White House press corps, that there was no pressure exerted on him “at all” when President Trump requested that Ukraine "look into" the Ukrainian corruption that affected the 2016 US Presidential Election.

 

Ukraine actually began an investigation into the corruption that affected the 2016 Presidential campaign in April 2019, long before President Trump’s July 2019 request of President Zelensky for such an investigation to take place.  The Ukraine investigation probably began because of Attorney General William Barr’s announcement at a press conference that he is initiating an investigate into the corruption that affected the 2016 Presidential election.


When President Zelensky returned to Ukraine, he held a 12 hour press conference, where he repeatedly stated that there was no pressure put on him by President Trump in their conversation, and that he didn't even have any idea, at all, that military aid was previously delayed, because Ukraine had received all of its military aid from the US.

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A Biased Democrat Assigned to Obama White House by Brennan, Incorrectly Labeled a Whistleblower by Press

By Capt Joseph R. John, October 7, 2019: Op Ed #451

Over the last 3 years, President Trump has worked to improve the economy, reduce unemployment, improve trade agreements with foreign countries, strengthen the US Armed Forces, improve national security, reenergize production in the US, reduce job killing regulations, build a wall on the southern border to prevent hundreds of thousands of Illegal Aliens, terrorists, and drugs from entering the US, aggressively prosecute the worldwide effort to defeat terrorists, etc.  

 

Yet President Trump has been repeatedly and unmercifully attacked, non-stop daily, by the Democrat Socialist Party, the left of center liberal media establishment, the deep state, and left leaning network commentators.  The intent has been to disenfranchising the votes of 63 million Americans who elected candidate Donald J. Trump in the 2016 election. 

 

The deep state has had a non-stop impeachment obsession, which began even before President Trump was inaugurated.  Now the nation is faced again with another prolonged attempt to impeach President Trump, but not for High Crimes and Misdemeanors.  Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, Tom Perez, George Soros, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama, Progressives, Marxists, the Democrat Socialist Party, The Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist Organization, the Socialist Party USA, the Communist Party USA, the left of center liberal media establishment, the Socialist Democrat Party, and Marxists refuse to accept the fact that President Trump won the 2016 election.  

 

This time the impeachment attempt is a political setup employing the Whistleblower Statute to remove President Trump from office, for asking the President of Ukraine to investigate the actions Ukraine took to affect the 2016 US Presidential election, the intent of using the Whistleblower Statue was to prevent the White House attorneys and members of the Republican Congress from interrogating the complainant.  The Democrats are now trying to impeach a US President in private, behind closed doors, with secret subpoenas, and bogus Whistleblowers. 

 

The Whistleblower Protection Act was passed by Congress and signed into Law by President George H. W. Bush in1989.  The definition of a government whistleblower is someone who has “firsthand knowledge” of a violation of the law, an illegal act, or an act that damages the national security of the US, and that person files a complaint about it with the Inspector General (IG) in their specific agency of government where the violation occurred.  That person is protected from retaliation for filing a complaint of what he or she actually witnessed, firsthand.   

 

The Federal Whistleblower Protection Act is a Federal Law and has not been amended by an Act of Congress, and in order to be credible to the IG in the Agency where the violation occurred, must provide reliable, “firsthand” information about the violation.  The Whistleblower Complaint Form cautions the complainant that the complaint cannot be based upon “hearsay” information.

 

The person being allegedly called a Whistleblower by the left of center liberal media establishment, is a CIA midlevel operative, a registered Democrat, was said the IG said is biased, has had a close association with a very high profile Democrat, was a Brennan plant in the White House on the NSC Ukraine Desk after Donald Trump was elected, and had been evicted from his White House appointment by President Trump.  The alleged Whistleblower was given second hand hearsay information by other members in the intelligence community, who are protégés of Brennan and Clapper, and are colluding with the deep state in bringing down the President of the United States.  

 

Whether a second, third, or fourth Whistleblower comes forward from the intelligence community, it is irrelevant because they are not members of the Executive Office of the President.  The Whistleblower Statute would requires a complainant to be employed by The White House.  The transcript of the conversation of the US President and the Ukraine President has been made public.  

 

Inspector General Michael Atkisson said in an Aug. 26 letter to the acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, that “the complainant’s letter acknowledges that the complainant was not a direct witness to President Trump’s telephone call”.  Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s testimony to Congress describing the claim as biased and used hearsay information obtained from other biased government employees who were opposed to President Trump.  The complainant did not tell the IG that he or she met with Adam Schiff’s Chief of Staff before he filed, and had the assistance of Adam Schiff’s staff in filing the Whistleblower Complaint.

 

The IG of the Intelligence Community has no jurisdiction over the Executive Office of the President, he is restricted to only deal with complaints that occurred in the Intelligence Community.  The President was not discussing intelligence details or concepts on his call to the President of Ukraine, so the IG was the wrong person to file the Whistleblower Complaint with.  If this were a valid Whistleblower Complaint, hundreds of thousands of the Federal Government employees would not be allowed to file a Whistleblower complaint based upon “hearsay” information, in any agency of government they did not work in, if they disagreed with policies the President followed. 

 

The person who filed a Whistleblower complaint is therefore not a valid Whistleblower in accordance with the US Whistleblower Law, he or she is instead a “Leaker’ of hearsay information.  The “leaker” did not monitor the July 25th phone call that President Trump had with the President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.  The “Leaker” did not see the transcript of the phone conversation prior to when it was released to the public.  Since the “Leaker” is from the Intelligence Community, not from The Executive Office of the President, he filed an invalid Whistleblower Complaint that occurred in another branch of government he was not employed in.  The Whistleblower Statute requires that a Whistleblower Complaint can only be filed based upon first hand knowledge, that occurred in the agency where they were employed.    

 

In the narrative of the complaint, the “Leaker” disapproved of the “tone” of President Trump’s conversation, alleging the President threatened that if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky did not investigate allegations of corruption by Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden, in a Quid Pro Quo threat, that the U.S. military aid to Ukraine would be withheld (tone?, he didn’t even hear the conversation).  The left of center liberal media repeatedly said the President would suppress the transcript of his conversation with the President of the Ukraine, and that the Whistleblower complaint would be covered up; but President Trump released both---nothing was suppressed.    

 

President Trump had the “US-Ukraine Mutual Legal Assistance In Crime Matters Act” (ratified in 2000), in mind, when he made the July 25th telephone call to Ukraine President  Zelensky.  The President was on firm legal ground in requesting help on investigating the Ukraine interference in the 2016 US election, and asking him to root out the corrupt attempt by the former President of Ukraine to influence Vice President Biden by giving Hunter Biden a $86,000 monthly payoff.    

 

The “Leaker” complained about President Trump asking President Zelensky to investigate Ukraine’s interference of the 2016 Presidential election and the corruption in the payoff of Hunter Biden. Democrats want Americans to forget Attorney General William Barr announced in April 2019 that he would investigate the source of the allegations that launched the Mueller probe, and the Ukraine connection, that has haunted the nation for three years.  Democrats do not want an investigation by the new government in Ukraine to determine who in the 2016 election was digging up dirt in Ukraine on then-candidate Donald J. Trump.  Democrats do not want Americans to remember that Democratic Senators asked Ukraine to help investigate President Trump or risk losing U.S. aid.

 

Adam Schiff oozed obnoxious superiority and arrogance when he insidiously deceived the American people, in a press conference, while referring to the President as a “mafia boss”, and led Americans to believe he was reading President Trump’s actual words in the President’s phone conversation with  President Zelensky, when Schiff was quoting that he repeatedly demanded that the President of Ukraine investigate Biden 7 times.  It was another of Schiff’s bold-faced lies, to smear President Trump.  The liberal Washington Post gave Schiff 4 Pinocchio’s for his continued attempt to deceive the American people, once again, as he repeatedly lied to them for two years saying he had hard evidence that President Trump colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton.  

 

On September 17th, Schiff told members of the House Intelligence Committee that he did not know about the Whistleblower complaint until after it was filed; that was another of Schiff’s bold-faced lies.  The New York Times reported in its October 2nd edition, that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, learned details of the CIA mid-level operative’s allegations against President Trump in August, long before the bogus Whistleblower Complaint was filed, by the “Leaker”.  The liberal New York Times called Schiff’s dishonest statement a "scandal."  The “Leaker” actually met with Schiff’s Chief of Staff while he was considering whether to file a Whistleblower Complaint.  

 

Normally a Whistleblower, with first-hand information, sends an E-mail or a short memo to the IG alleging a violation has occurred as a Whistleblower.  In this case the “Leaker” submitted a nine page complaint that was not composed by the “Leaker”, it was carefully composed with a great deal of legal jargon, with layers of editing by attorneys, and included inaccurate “hearsay” information.  When the “Leaker’s” 9 page complaint was compared with the actual transcript of President Trump’s conversation with President Zelensky, much of the hearsay information in the complaint was either untrue or obviously inaccurate.  

 

At a White House press conference on October 2nd, President Trump pointed out that President Zelensky of Ukraine stated, in front of The White House press corps, that there was no pressure exerted on him “at all” when President Trump's requested that they "look into" many allegations of corruption.  After investigation by two divisions of the Justice Department, and after a review of the recording of the July 25th conversation of President Trump with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine was completed, they made an official finding that President Trump did not break any laws.  US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, Ambassador Kurt Volker, stated in a 7-hour closed hearing of Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee, that there was no Quid Pro Quo “of any kind”, and that the “temporary” hold on USA military aid was only to try to do more to root out corruption in Ukraine; the temporary hold was lifted on July 18th, the Ukraine Parliamentary elections were held on July 21st in which President Zelensky was elected.

 

Senator Jim Inhofe informed the press that he had first-hand knowledge that back in April, military aid to Ukraine was delayed to prevent and to root out corruption.  That decision to delay military aid occurred long before the current President of Ukraine was ever elected.  Senator Inhofe said the temporary delay in military aid first occurred in April, while trying to get European allies to increase their military aid to Ukraine.  President Trump has actually provided over $1 billion to fund lethal defensive weapons systems for Ukraine, in order to protect Ukraine from the Russian invasion; no military aid has ever been cancelled.  

 

Obama had previously refused to provide military aid to Ukraine while Russia was actually initiating an invasion of Ukraine following the invasion of Crimea, instead of lethal defensive military aid, Obama only provided Ukraine with blankets, medical supplies, food, and MREs.  At the time of the Russians initiated the invasion of Ukraine, Obama told the NATO Commander, General Curtis Scaparrotti, USA to stand down, when he tried to provide Ukraine with defensive weapons systems as required when a NATO ally comes under attack.

 

In December 2018, after Pelosi became House Speaker for the 116th Congress, plans for the impeachment of President Trump were initiated, she made significant changes in the House Rules.  Those new House Rules are now being used to subvert the historic processes of impeachment, and the way impeachment proceedings were always conducted in the House.  The new House Rules were designed to prevent the minority Republicans in the House from deposing witnesses.  Democrats are rushing to judgement, in order to mobilize the public support for the impeachment of President Trump, with the active support of the left of center liberal media establishment, and the deep state.

 

The “impeachment inquiry” did not begin with the House voting as a body to authorize an “impeachment inquiry”, as has been done in previous Houses in impeachment proceedings.  It began with Speaker Pelosi simply declaring she is authorizing an “impeachment inquiry” that would begin against President Trump, based upon an anonymous Whistleblower’s Complaint that she had not even seen; she said that Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee would conduct the investigation.  

 

By refusing to hold a vote of the whole House on whether to go forward with an “impeachment inquiry”, Pelosi is denying the Republican members of Congress the right to certain protections and procedures, such as being able to guarantee the ability of Republicans to call witnesses and requiring that certain House committees votes on important matters.  In one of Pelosi’s recent delusionary comments and incoherent rants, she actually compared herself, Nadler, Schiff, and the Democrat Socialist Party’s coup attempt of President Trump, that began over 3 years ago, to be similar to what the American Patriots did during the American Revolution. 

 

After the two conversations President Trump had with the Prime Minister of Australia, the Prime Minister of England, the King of Saudi Arabia, the President of Russia, the President of the Philippines, and the President of Mexico were all leaked to the press, the method of how recorded calls with heads of state would be protected in the future was modified.  Those recorded conversations with heads of state were subsequently transferred to a highly classified server to protect them from leaks to the press.  

 

The telephone call President Trump had with the President of the Ukraine was also transferred to that highly classified server.  Now the Democrats are accusing President Trump of following a procedure to cover up his conversation with the President of Ukraine, when the President actually released the transcript of the conversation that allegedly violated federal law. 

 

Shortly before the Whistleblower complaint by a CIA Officer alleging a violation against President Trump went public, the Intelligence Community tried to secretly change the Whistleblowers Complaint Form from the requirement that a Whistleblower must have first-hand knowledge of a violation before filing a complaint, to only requiring “hearsay” information to file a Whistleblower Complaint.  The IG said that change was done to accommodate the CIA Whistleblower.  In the below listed article, Americans will be able to see how, several weeks before this latest well-orchestrated attempt to impeach President Trump by the deep state was hatched, they tried to make changes to the Whistleblower Law without passing changes to the law in Congress.  Changes to that Whistleblower Complaint Form by the intelligence community are invalid.      

 

By clicking on the below listed link, you will be able to listen to Bill Whittle discuss the “impeachment inquiry” announced by Nancy Pelosi to remove President Donald J. Trump from office, without allowing the measure to come to a vote in the House of Representatives.  

 

https://youtu.be/3VjNVxeQPNE
 

If “hearsay” information instead of “first-hand” information was required to file a Whistleblower Complaint, it would open the door to allow every one of the hundreds of thousands of employees in the Federal Government, to be able to file a Whistleblower complaint that occurred in any agency of government, that a government employee in an another agency, felt was a violation of the law, an illegal act, or an act that damaged the national security of the US.  It would result in thousands of Whistleblower Complaints being filed by thousands of Government employees who disapproved of one policy or another, and would bring the US government to a standstill.

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Intel Community Secretly Gutted Requirement Of First-Hand Whistleblower Knowledge

    Collusion

Federal records show that the intelligence community secretly revised the formal whistleblower complaint form in August 2019 to eliminate the requirement of direct, first-hand knowledge of wrongdoing.

By Sean Davis

September 27, 2019

 

Between May 2018 and August 2019, the intelligence community secretly eliminated a requirement that whistleblowers provide direct, first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoings. This raises questions about the intelligence community’s behavior regarding the August submission of a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump. The new complaint document no longer requires potential whistleblowers who wish to have their concerns expedited to Congress to have direct, first-hand knowledge of the alleged wrongdoing that they are reporting.

 

The brand new version of the whistleblower complaint form, which was not made public until after the transcript of Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky and the complaint addressed to Congress were made publiceliminates the first-hand knowledge requirement and allows employees to file whistleblower complaints even if they have zero direct knowledge of underlying evidence and only “heard about [wrongdoing] from others.”

 

The internal properties the newly revised “Disclosure of Urgent Concern” for, which the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG) requires to be submitted under the Intelligence Community Whistleblower Protection Act (ICWPA), show that the document was uploaded on September 24, 2019, at 4:25 p.m., just days before the anti-Trump complaint was declassified and released to the public. The markings on the document state that it was revised in August 2019, but no specific date of revision is disclosed.

 

The complaint alleges that President Donald Trump broke the law during a phone call with the Ukrainian president. In his complaint, which was dated August 12, 2019, the complainant acknowledged he was “not a direct witness” to the wrongdoing he claims Trump committed.

 

A previous version of the whistleblower complaint document, which the ICIG and DNI until recently provided to potential whistleblowers, declared that any complaint must contain only first-hand knowledge of alleged wrongdoing and that complaints that provide only hearsay, rumor, or gossip would be rejected.

 

“The [Intelligence Community Inspector General] cannot transmit information via the ICPWA based on an employee’s second-hand knowledge of wrongdoing,” the previous form stated under the bolded heading “FIRST-HAND INFORMATION REQUIRED.” “This includes information received from another person, such as when an employee informs you that he/she witnessed some type of wrongdoing.”

 

“If you think that wrongdoing took place, but can provide nothing more than second-hand or unsubstantiated assertions, [the Intelligence Community Inspector General] will not be able to process the complaint or information for submission as an ICWPA,” the form concluded.

 

Markings on the previous version of the Disclosure of Urgent Concern form show that it was formally approved on May 24, 2018. Here is that original Disclosure of Urgent Concern form prior to the August 2019 revision:

 

The Ukraine call complaint against Trump is riddled not with evidence directly witnessed by the complainant, but with repeated references to what anonymous officials allegedly told the complainant: I have received information from multiple U.S. Government officials,” “officials have informed me,” “officials with direct knowledge of the call informed me,” “the White House officials who told me this information,” “I was told by White House officials,” “the officials I spoke with,” “I was told that a State Department official,” “I learned from multiple U.S. officials,” “One White House official described this act,” “Based on multiple readouts of these meetings recounted to me,” “I also learned from multiple U.S. officials,” “The U.S. officials characterized this meeting,” “multiple U.S. officials told me,” “I learned from U.S. officials,” “I also learned from a U.S. official,” “several U.S. officials told me,” “I heard from multiple U.S. officials,” and “multiple U.S. officials told me.”

 

The repeated references to information the so-called whistleblower never witnessed clearly run afoul of the original ICIG requirements for “urgent concern” submissions. The change to the “urgent concern” submission form was first highlighted on Twitter by researcher Stephen McIntyre.   

 

The complainant also cites publicly available news articles as proof of many of the allegations.

 

“I was not a direct witness to most of the events” characterized in the document, the complainant confessed on the first page of his August 12 letter, which was addressed to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the respective chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees. Hearsay is generally inadmissible as evidence in U.S. federal and state courts since it violates the constitutional requirement that the accused be given the opportunity to question his accusers.

 

The anti-Trump complaint also made several false claims that have been directly refuted and debunked. While the complaint alleged that Trump demanded that Ukraine physically return multiple servers potentially related to ongoing investigations of foreign interference in the 2016 elections, the transcript of the call between Trump and Zelensky shows that such a request was never made.   

The complainant also falsely alleged that Trump told Zelensky that he should keep the current prosecutor general at the time, Yuriy Lutsenko, in his current position in the country. The transcript showed that exchange also did not happen.   

 

Additionally, the complaint falsely alleged  hat T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, a U.S. State Department official, was a party to the phone call between Trump and Zelensky.

 

“I was told that a State Department official, Mr. T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, also listened in on the call,” the complaint alleged. Shortly after the complaint was released, CBS News reported that Brechbuhl was not on the phone call.   

 

In a legal opinion that was released to the public along with the phone call transcript, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) determined that the complainant’s submission was statutorily deficient and therefore was not required to be submitted to Congress. The White House nonetheless declassified and released the document to Congress late Wednesday evening.

 

“The complaint does not arise in connection with the operation of any U.S. government intelligence activity, and the alleged misconduct does not involve any member of the intelligence community,” the September 3 OLC opinion noted. “Rather, the complaint arises out of a confidential diplomatic communication between the President and a foreign leader that the intelligence-community complainant received secondhand.”

 

“The question is whether such a complaint falls within the statutory definition of “urgent concern” that the law requires the DNI to forward to the intelligence committees,” the OLC opinion continued. “We conclude that it does not.”

 

It is not known precisely when the August 2019 revision to the whistleblower complaint form was approved, nor is it known which, if any, version of the Disclosure of Urgent Concern form the complainant completed prior to addressing his complaint to Congress.

 

Reached by phone on Friday afternoon, a Director of National Intelligence official refused to comment on any questions about the secret revision to the whistleblower form, including when it was revised to eliminate the requirement of first-hand knowledge and for what reason.

Sean Davis is the co-founder of The Federalist.

 

The Indoctrination of American Students in Socialism

By Capt Joseph R. John, September 30, 2019: Op Ed #450

Since the 1960s Leftists, Progressives, Socialists, and Marxists have migrated to, and have taken positions in every level of public school and college education, including in the National Education Association (the national teachers union), public school teaching positions, public school administrator positions, college professorships, college department heads, college deans, members of Boards of Regents, and in government positions at every level of The Department of Education.  

 

In 2007, four U.S. Communist groups formed an alliance in order to work toward taking control of the Democrat Party in California, and then in other states, with the ultimate goal of taking control of the National Democrat Committee.  The long-term plan included the indoctrination of students at all levels of public school education, and in colleges around the country, in order to convince millions of students that the Constitutional Republic had been a massive failure, while at the same time, painting a positive image of Socialism.  The goal was to gain the support of generations of naïve students, with the expectation they would eventually help the Communists gain control of local, state, and the federal government.  Their detailed plan was labeled The Inside/Outside Project.  

 

                   “Give me just one generation of youth and I'll transform the world.”

                                                                                                                           - Vladimir Lenin

 

Traditionally, for over 200 years, the curriculum in public schools and in state colleges was developed and controlled by local school boards and individual state Education Departments.  In 2008, then Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano led a Common Core Task Force composed of commissioners of education, governors, corporate chief executive officers, and recognized experts in higher education.  In December 2008, that Task Force developed what became known as the Common Core State Standards, those state standards were then adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

The Common Core Curriculum State Standards became the mechanism by which the Federal Government took control of public education.  The Obama administration required states to adopt Common Core State Standards, implemented by the Department of Education.  
The 50 state Education Departments were informed that it would be much easier to receive federal aide for state education, if the states adopted the Common Core Curriculum for their public schools.  

 

The newly adopted Common Core Curriculum erased much of the US History once taught in public schools for over 200 years.  That required the revision of the accurate US History textbooks once used in public schools.  The revision of US History textbooks was funded by front groups, controlled by George Soros.  The new US History textbooks disparaged the remarkable history of the Republic, portrayed Socialism as beneficial of the masses, while stating The Free Enterprise System was unfair; yet The Free Enterprise System has been the most successful economic engine in the history of mankind.

The new US History textbooks eliminated events, misrepresented facts, inserted new individuals who were unimportant, defamed the Founding Fathers, criticized the US Constitution, falsely reported the massive genocide of Native Americans, covered up the fact that the US fought wars to free millions of enslaved people, and invented an inaccurate and wholly negative impression of the Republic, as being cruel, racist, oppressive, violent, and discriminatory.  US History textbooks now enumerate the contributions of Sikhs, LGBTs, Filipinos, Japanese, Chinese, Mexicans, black Americans, Hindus, and many other groups---it’s a modern Socialist handbook.

It became obvious that failure to adopt Common Core State Standards would make federal financial aid to states more difficult to obtain, and/or would delay financial aid to states an unreasonable long period of time.  Implementing the Common Core Curriculum also required states to purchase approved textbooks for each course, including a newly revised US History textbook.

The Common Core Curriculum’s re-educated America’s youth, by not only misrepresenting the US History of the Republic, but by misrepresenting the character of Socialism.  American students have never been informed that Socialism has failed miserably in 37 countries over the last 100 years, and that it was responsible for the murder of 60 million formerly free citizens in most of those 37 countries.  Students are not taught that the current example of a Socialist government is Venezuela and Cuba.

The Common Core Curriculum eliminated Civics Courses previously taught in public schools for hundreds of years.  The concepts of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and The Right to Bear Arms are regularly attacked and restricted on the grounds of college campuses, in college lectures halls, and in college classrooms.

Today multiple generations of students are not taught the importance of, nor do they understand the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Amendments to the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, how the three branches of government interrelate, why the Electoral College is so important, the Judicial System (the Supreme Court, the 13 Appellant Courts, 94 Federal District Courts, 3 Territorial Courts, etc.).

Civics in public schools has been replaced by Ethnic Studies.  Now grammar, middle, and high schools across the nation are provided with classroom instruction in Ethnics Studies that has been destroying the positive culture of America’s society.  Students are being taught that race, class, gender, sexuality, and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power, and white privilege.  Students are being misled about state violence, racism, male toxicity, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy, and that there is a common thread that link them.

Students are being graded on how well they apply the above listed concepts they are being indoctrinated with in classroom instruction and are being evaluated on how they apply those concepts in their writing assignments, classroom discussions, and in their community organizing projects.  Teachers around the country are offering Ethnic Study classes, units, or lessons on their own initiative, citing a growing urgency to confront racism, sexism, homophobia, white privilege, and other entrenched social inequalities.  There is a national movement to require students to have a passing grade in Ethnic Studies, in order to graduate from high school.

Since the Common Core Curriculum courses in US History misrepresents and denigrates the accurate US History of the Republic, the curriculum must be revised.  The inaccurate, perverted, and misleading US History textbooks must be rewritten to present an accurate and positive history of the Republic.  Since 2008, many generations of America students have never been taught, or have little knowledge of the accurate facts about US History, but have been indoctrinated in how beneficial and superior to democracy, Socialism is for the United States.

Civics must again be taught to all American students as it once was taught to them for hundreds of years.  Having a knowledge of the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Amendments to the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, how the three branches of government interrelate, and the US Judicial System, would give students an appreciation of the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, and that all law-abiding citizens have a Right to Bear Arms.

Ethnic Studies demean the United States and misleads American students to believe the US is racist, violent, oppressive, supports white privilege, homophobic, supports male toxicity, a heteropatriarchy society, etc.; that type of daily misleading vilification of the US being taught in millions of classrooms daily to American students, must cease.  Instead, Ethnic Studies should support Freedom of Speech, support Religious Liberty, eliminate Political Correctness, support interracial cooperation, support legal immigration, oppose voter fraud, support Law Enforcement, promote patriotism, promote support for the US Armed Forces, and so much more that is positive.

Unfortunately, many public schools, especially in major metropolitan centers, have been turned into indoctrination centers, and many refugees and Illegal Alien public school students refuse to assimilate, do not agree with US values, and are a bad bet for adjustment in the United States, unlike legal immigrants who have assimilated into US society
 for 100 years.  The US Census Bureau released its Annual Community Survey, and it found that 22 million of the 44 million foreign-born US residents are not U.S. citizens. (DailyMail.com reported.)


Degrading the US History of the Republic, while promoting Socialism to America’s students since 2008, resulted in 51% of American’s youth preferring Socialism to Democracy.  Now 72% of voters between 18 and 34 prefer receiving basic government income 
(Hill-HarrisX poll), and millions of millennials have demonstrated their support for Bernie Sanders’, Elizabeth Warren’s, and the Democrat Socialist Party’s Radical Socialist policies.

A quote from the late Czech college professor and Communist Party lawmaker, Milan Hübl, Ph.D., explains what the four Communist groups have been working to accomplish since they created their Inside/Outside Project, in order to gain control and support of many generations of naïve students. 

Professor Hübl stated, "The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory, destroy its books, its culture, and its history.  Then have somebody write new books, manufacture a new culture, invent a new history.  Before long, the nation will begin to forget what it is and what it was.  The world around it will forget even faster."

“If only today’s schools still presented America as a nation of great ideals and progress, instead of a racist failure.” 

                        Brenda Walker, publisher LimitsToGrowth.org

                                              America is at a crossroads, Socialism is on the rise!

 

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