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Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts resigns

OTTAWA—Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

In a statement, Butts unequivocally denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.—MORE…

By News on the Net -- CTV News- Monday, February 18, 2019

Bill Gates Slams Unreliable Wind & Solar: ‘Let’s Quit Jerking Around With Renewables & Batteries’

When the world’s richest entrepreneur says wind and solar will never work, it’s probably time to listen.

Bill Gates made a fortune applying common sense to the untapped market of home computing. The meme has it that IBM’s CEO believed there was only a market for five computers in the entire world. Gates thought otherwise. Building a better system than any of his rivals and shrewdly working the marketplace, resulted in hundreds of millions hooked on PCs, Windows and Office. This is a man that knows a thing or two about systems and a lot about what it takes to satisfy the market.—More….

By News on the Net -- Stop These Things- Monday, February 18, 2019

Pelosi quietly deletes tweet sympathetic to Smollett

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is one of many Democrats trying to backtrack on their original defense of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.

On Jan. 29, Pelosi joined many others and took to Twitter to issue a strong defense of Smollett, who claimed that he was physically assaulted in Chicago by two men in ski masks who poured bleach on him, put a rope around his neck like a noose, and yelled, “This is MAGA country.”—More…

By News on the Net -- American Mirror- Monday, February 18, 2019

CNN Actually Tries To Defend El Chapo From Senator Ted Cruz’s Plan To Use Drug Lord’s Mo

CNN is a disgusting mess. Just when you think they can’t possibly go any lower they manage to do just that. This time it was the news network’s passive aggressive pushback against Senator Ted Cruz’s brilliant idea to utilize the billions convicted drug kingpin El Chapo amassed to help pay for the southern border wall. El Chapo has contributed to countless murders, drug deaths, human trafficking, and on and on and on yet CNN would take his side over President Trump’s desire to better protect U.S. citizens from animals like El Chapo.

And good on Senator Crus for telling El Chapo’s attorney (and CNN) to pound sand. —More…

 

By News on the Net -- DC Whispers- Monday, February 18, 2019

New York Times: Trump’s Border Reforms Are Working

One-third of the 6,000 migrants who reached the border just in the November caravan have given up their effort to cross the border, the Times says: “Data from Mexican officials suggested that harsh policies he has introduced to crack down on asylum seekers may already be achieving some of its intended effects.”

The article by the establishment outlet is important because it validates Trump’s analysis and proposed fixes for the growing problem of cheap-labor migration. For example, the article shows that Trump’s critics admit his policies are working: “It may look like it’s working in the short term,” Ms. [Michelle] Brané said, “But I don’t think it’s a long-term solution. It’s driving people further into the shadows and that’s exactly the opposite of what we [pro-migation groups] want.”—More…

By Breitbart News - Monday, February 18, 2019

Police Hit Drug Smuggling Gang on High Seas

LISBON – Authorities seized more than three tonnes of cocaine and arrested 11 people off Portugal’s Atlantic coast, dismantling a drug smuggling gang that operated across international waters from a cargo vessel, police said on Friday.

The seizure of the 3.3 tonnes of cocaine – thought to be worth around $148 million at European street prices – took place on the high seas when security forces boarded the smuggling ship 150 nautical miles off the country’s coast.—More…

By News on the Net -- gcaptain.com- Monday, February 18, 2019

$1.7 Million in Methamphetamine Seized at Texas Border Crossing

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 86 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth more than $1.7 million during two separate vehicles inspections. The seizures occurred on Wednesday at two different ports of entry in Laredo, Texas. The alleged seizures resulted in the arrests of two Mexican nationals on drug smuggling charges.

In the first incident, CBP officers assigned to the Office of Field Operations (OFO) contacted a male driver in a 2010 Ford Focus at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge. Officers referred the driver to a secondary examination station where a K-9 drug detection officer detected the possible presence of drugs, according to information obtained from CBP officials. The officers also carried out a non-intrusive inspection. After the K-9 alerted to an odor it has been trained to detect, CBP officers discovered three packages containing a total of 63 pounds of alleged methamphetamine within the vehicle. Officers arrested the driver and identified him as a 21-year-old male and Mexican citizen who resides in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.—More…

By Breitbart News - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump Cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

The testimony was delivered last fall to the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees. Fox News has confirmed portions of the transcript. It provides additional insight into discussions that have returned to the spotlight in Washington as fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe revisits the matter during interviews promoting his forthcoming book.—More…



By Fox News - Sunday, February 17, 2019


Ex-FBI Deputy Director Has History of Misleading Statements

WASHINGTON—Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe will be on “60 Minutes” Sunday night, and you can expect to see stories on him and his new book for days. You can also expect McCabe to portray himself as an upright lawman who stood up to President Donald Trump out of fear that the Russians may have helped carry Trump all the way to the White House.

There is one thing you should know about McCabe.—More….

By News on the Net -- TownHall- Sunday, February 17, 2019

Facebook uses its apps to track users it thinks could threaten employees and offices

In early 2018, a Facebook user made a public threat on the social network against one of the company’s offices in Europe.

Facebook picked up the threat, pulled the user’s data and determined he was in the same country as the office he was targeting. The company informed the authorities about the threat and directed its security officers to be on the lookout for the user.—More….

By News on the Net -- CNBC- Sunday, February 17, 2019

Ohio Performing Arts Center Advertises ‘Shoot the President’ Party Game

The Olmsted Performing Arts community center in Berea, Ohio, had recently placed an advertisement on its website for a Nerf gun party with an option to play a game called “Shoot the President.”

“There is one president with bodyguards. Everyone else tries to eliminate or shoot the president,” the party’s description stated.—More….

By Breitbart News - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Report: Chicago Police Believe Jussie Smollett Paid Two Men to Stage Attack

The Chicago Police Department believe Empire actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack on himself last month, according to a report.

“Chicago Police believe Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate the assault. The sources tell CNN that the two men are now cooperating fully with law enforcement,” tweeted CNN crime and justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz Saturday evening. Earlier Saturday, Fox 32 Chicago’s Rafer Weigel, citing several police sources, reported Abimbola “Abel” and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo — the two Nigerian brothers arrested and later questioned by police about the alleged incident — purchased the rope found around the actor’s neck the night of the alleged attack at an ACE hardware store.—More….

By Breitbart News - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mexican Kidnappers Behead Businesswoman After Husband Unable to Pay

Kidnappers in the Mexican coastal state of Veracruz dumped the body of a woman in a vacant lot inside of a garbage bag after her husband could not pay a ransom of 4 million pesos ($51,912 USD). The kidnappers also left a taunting message to the victim’s husband blaming not paying for his wife’s death.

The kidnappers beheaded the kidnap victim (identified as Susana Carrera, a businesswoman and mother of three) and dumped her remains in a vacant lot in a garbage bag. Officials found the remains in colonia Benito Juarez, located in the city of Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz on Wednesday night according to local media. Coatzacoalcos is a major port city on the Gulf of Mexico. It is located in the southern part of the country, approximately 200 miles south of the state capital of Veracruz.—More….

By Breitbart News - Sunday, February 17, 2019

Democratic Rep. To Introduce Resolution To Make Climate Change A National Emergency

Oregon Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Friday announced his intention to introduce a resolution that would make climate change a national emergency.

“If Trump can call a national emergency for a fake crisis at the border, then surely Congress should call a national emergency for a REAL crisis,” he said in a statement.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Sunday, February 17, 2019