From Asylum To The Keystone Pipeline, Obama’s Judges Continue Thwarting Trump

To the Lawyer Left, elections represent a policy choice only when Democrats win.

As I write on Friday, the restraining order hasn’t come down yet. But it’s just a matter of time. Some federal district judge, somewhere in the United States, will soon issue an injunction blocking enforcement of the Trump administration’s restrictions on asylum applications.

The restrictions come in the form of a rule promulgated jointly by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, and a proclamation issued by President Trump. In conjunction, they assert that an alien who wishes to apply for asylum in the United States must act lawfully: An alien who is physically present here and wishes to apply must be in the country legally; an alien outside the country who wishes to apply must present himself at a lawful port of entry — not attempt to smuggle his way in or force his way in as part of a horde (i.e., no invasions by caravan)….

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How The Full Declassification Of This FISA Warrant Could Trigger The ‘Great Awakening’

  • The Facts:A full declassification of the FISA warrant on Carter Page that authorized the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign before the 2016 elections may hold the key to uncovering crimes perpetrated by Deep State players in the American political arena.
  • Reflect On:Is the ‘Great Awakening’ all about the political efforts of ‘patriots’ trying to reveal the truth behind hidden partisan maneuvers? Or is it something more that we all play an active role in?

If, like me, you do not follow the current machinations in American politics on a comprehensive basis, but you are rather just trying to get the gist of what is going on underneath the deception and posturing, then the names and events that have come flooding forward can be somewhat overwhelming, and hard to distinguish. Take the ‘Russia Collusion’ narrative: We have Mueller. Rosenstein. Sessions. Nunes. Comey. Manafort. Flynn. Page (Carter or Lisa?). Strzok. McCabe. Steele. Ohr. Papadopoulos. And the list of ancillary players goes on. Can you distinguish all these players and their roles…?

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Could Papadopoulos Blow The Russia Hoax Wide Open?

Dan Bongino recently conducted a fascinating interview with George Papadopoulos. The most convenient way to digest the interview is at Jeff Carlson’s blog, which has a link to the interview on Bongino’s radio show as well as a full transcript of the interview. What emerges from the interview is, in my view, convincing evidence that Papadopoulos was, in Chuck Ross’s words, the target of an “FBI sting.”

Actually, that characterization doesn’t even go far enough. What seems clear at this point is that the FBI — representing the US Government and as an agency of the Department of Justice — targeted Papadopoulos and attempted to manipulate him into appearing to be a vehicle for Russian influence in the Trump campaign. The FBI had no reason to believe that Papadopoulos had any connections to Russian officials before they targeted him. The fact is, Papadopoulos’s academic background and previous experience was in what could be broadly termed “Eastern Mediterranean” politics — Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel. Moreover, in his published writings he actually evinced a degree of hostility to Russian influence in that region….

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The Legacy Of Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions corrected many wrongs in the department created under the Obama administration.

Here’s a proposition it’s hard to argue against: Edwin Meese is the person best positioned to assess Jeff Sessions’ tenure as attorney general of the United States because he is one of the best lawyers to ever to serve in that office.

And Meese gives Sessions two thumbs up, saying that he served “with distinction” and “restored integrity to the Justice Department.” One of Sessions’ main accomplishments, Meese noted, was the department’s “renewed emphasis on fighting violent crime, illegal immigration, and the drug epidemic.”

Meese is not alone in his assessment. Former Attorneys General William Barr and Michael Mukasey have also opined that Sessions was “outstanding” in his role….

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Birthright Citizenship Is An Open Legal Question Americans Should Decide

Does the 14th Amendment mandate that the children born of illegal immigrants and birth tourists are automatically American citizens? The answer is not as obvious as has been suggested in the press.

President Trump’s announcement that he would alter the rules of birthright citizenship by executive order is the latest episode in his administration’s push against the immigration system that has prevailed since 1986. It also shows again how the fight over policy choices in America is increasingly waged in the courts and through executive action instead of where it is meant to take place: in Congress….

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How To Win In 2020

As Americans process the results of the 2018 midterm elections, two competing narratives have broken out. Republicans state that the midterms show President Trump’s continued draw and pull; Democrats state that the midterms show America’s new appetite for progressivism.

Among Republicans, the conventional wisdom seems to be that President Trump has a certain electoral magic. Trump himself mirrors that perspective: the day after the election, he took to the podium to slam Republicans who hadn’t associated themselves with him closely enough. He chortled, “They did very poorly. I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.” Trump, according to both Trump and many of his allies, was the only man standing between Republicans and absolute doom….

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Six Takeaways From The Midterms

Overall, Republicans had a tough night Tuesday. When all is said and done, Democrats look to have gained around 35 seats in the House, seven governorships and over 330 state legislators. Yet as rough as it was, it could have been much worse for Republicans. In Barack Obama’s first mid-term in 2010, Republicans picked up 63 House seats and 700 state legislative seats — numbers that were not out of the question for Democrats for a large portion of this cycle. In the Senate, Republicans actually expanded their majority — as it appears they will pick up 3 seats — whereas Democrats lost 6 seats in the 2010 midterms….

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