Monday, November 27, 2017 was a day of revelations about the Swamp, national security and a new sex scandal.
On November 28, Big Media were still talking about President Donald Trump’s mention of Pocahontas — Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) — to the elderly Navajo code talkers he welcomed the previous day. Were they offended?
The Daily Caller reported that CNN’s Joshua Green happened to catch up with Thomas Begay, one of the veterans at the White House. He said whilst he was ‘puzzled’ by Trump’s remark he was not offended:
The Marines made us yell ‘Geronimo’ when we jumped out of planes and that didn’t offend me either.
In another article, The Daily Caller reminded readers of a September interview that a descendant of Pocahontas gave to Sky News.
Debbie ‘White Dove’ Porreco said:
“I know that he uses ‘Pocahontas’ sometimes with Elizabeth Warren,” Porreco explained. “He said, ‘well does that offend you when I use that?’ And I told him no, it doesn’t offend me.”
“If Pocahontas were alive today, she would be very proud of President Trump,” Porreco said. “Just like Pocahontas was a heroine, Donald Trump is going to be our hero.”
Porreco is a member of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago:
“Sometimes when I’m dining at Mar-a-Lago, I think to myself, ‘You’ve come a long way from that Indian reservation you started in,” she said. “Pocahontas had dreams and went to England. My dreams brought me to Palm Beach.”
With regard to Elizabeth Warren, The Daily Caller published an article about her notional Cherokee heritage. She went to elaborate lengths to fabricate a story. Even Harvard University had her listed as a Native American professor. If she likes the Cherokee people and history, that’s great. But for her to claim that she is one of them looks delusional.
The article goes on to say that Native Americans looked into Warren’s family tree:
A group of Cherokee genealogists decided to do a thorough investigation of Warren’s family tree to settle the matter once and for all. They researched her entire family line and were unable to find ancestors that were identified as anything other than white, including Warren’s mother and Aunt Bea. Their investigation went all the way back to before the Trail of Tears …
Not only was Warren’s mother listed as “white” on her death certificate, but there were a number of marriage announcements for her parents in local papers, suggesting they did not elope as Warren claimed …
Let’s not forget that Warren also contributed five recipes to a “Pow Wow Chow” cookbook in 1984, but at least two of the recipes appeared to be plagiarized. The New York Times story in 1979 indicated that the recipes originated from Le Pavillon, a French restaurant in Manhattan.
Everything this woman says against President Trump should be ignored completely!
FCC fights the Swamp
Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission criticised Twitter and other Internet giants for censoring users with a different political point of view.
He pledged to roll back Title II, the restrictive policy the FCC put in place in 2015. The Left, especially celebrities such as Cher and George Takei, went hysterical because Net Neutrality — i.e. censorship — could disappear. Pai mentioned them by name in his speech.
Breitbart applauded Pai’s move:
Although the FCC chairman delivered these remarks in the context of Net Neutrality reform as opposed to the regulation of big tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter, his comments represent one of the strongest repudiations of Silicon Valley made by the Trump administration so far.
The examples highlighted by Pai, including Twitter’s censorship and de-verification of conservatives, YouTube’s censorship of Dennis Prager, the tech elite’s war on user comments, and Cloudflare’s controversial decision to help remove a website from the internet, have all been covered extensively by Breitbart Tech. The steady growth of Silicon Valley’s political censorship is a topic that, more than any other, has been at the forefront of our coverage since this vertical was founded two years ago. With the FCC now calling them out as well, Silicon Valley’s day of reckoning appears to be drawing closer.
Pai isn’t doing this just for Americans online; he also said his proposal was better for ISPs, especially the smaller ones:
The top complaint consumers have about the Internet is not and has never been that their ISP is doing things like blocking content; it’s that they don’t have enough access and competition. Ironically, Title II has made that concern even worse by reducing investment in building and maintaining high-speed networks. In the two years of the Title II era, broadband network investment declined by $3.6 billion—or more than 5%. Notably, this is the first time that such investment has declined outside of a recession in the Internet era …
Other small companies, too, have told the FCC that these regulations have forced them to cancel, delay, or curtail fiber network upgrades. And nearly two dozen small providers submitted a letter saying the FCC’s heavy-handed rules “affect our ability to find financing.”
On December 14, the FCC voted 3-2 to approve the proposal.
Obama continues to troll Trump and family in his travels.
While Ivanka Trump was in India to attend and address the annual global entrepreneurship summit, the theme of which was “Women First, Prosperity for All”, Obama had embarked on a five-day trip to China, India and France.
Recall that Trump had just been to China just a fortnight before.
As Breitbart pointed out:
It is rare for past presidents to meet with world leaders while a president from the opposing political party is in power.
This is highly unusual, possibly illegal.
One wonders if President Xi discussed this conversation with Obama. Trump tweeted:
Just spoke to President XI JINPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea. Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!
Whatever the case, Obama’s administration was a threat to national security. While he was cavorting around Asia, McClatchy reported:
A big trove of top-secret files from an Army intelligence project was left on a public web server with no password protection, open to anyone who cared to look, the Silicon Valley firm UpGuard said Tuesday.
“How careless was it? Very careless,” said UpGuard’s director of cyber risk research, Chris Vickery, who made the discovery two months ago and notified the government, which secured the data …
The trove included about 100 gigabytes from an Army project. Much of it was marked “TOP SECRET” and “NOFORN,” indicating it was not to be shared with foreign allies, Vickery said in a telephone interview.
The researcher found the downloadable secret files on a cloud site hosted by Amazon Web Services, a cloud-computing subsidiary of Amazon.com. Some of the files had been on the site since 2013, he said.
No password or username was required to access the files, he said.
Judicial Watch was finally able to get more information about the 2016 tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch. Zero Hedge reported (emphases in the original):
After originally being told by the FBI there were no documents to produce in response to their July 2016 FOIA request, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton was subsequently told in October 2017 that the FBI had simply overlooked 30 pages worth of relevant docs…30 pages which Fitton now says will mark the “beginning of the end” of the DOJ’s “cover-up” when they’re released this Thursday.
Tom Fitton wrote:
The FBI is out of control. It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit.
Interestingly, Gateway Pundit reported that the previous documents Judicial Watch had received were redacted:
by the DOJ–not Obama’s DOJ, Trump’s DOJ under Jeff Sessions!
Virginia’s governor, Terry McAuliffe, and Hillary Clinton’s brother Anthony Rodham were in hot water. The Daily Caller reported the two were involved in a green card investment scam:
A group of Chinese investors is suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the brother of Hillary Clinton, saying they were defrauded of $17 million in a cash-for-green card “scam.”
The investors filed suit in Fairfax Co., Va. circuit court last week, Politico first reported.
The suit alleges that McAuliffe and Clinton’s youngest brother, Anthony Rodham, “exploited” the 32 investors by promising to “leverage…political connections” to ensure that their visa applications “will get to the top of the pile, and then be approved.”
… The 32 Chinese investors say they paid $560,000 apiece in 2012 and 2013 to invest in GreenTech, an electric car company controlled by McAuliffe and Rodham.
McAuliffe was once the largest investor in GreenTech. He left as chairman of the company in 2014 after being elected Virginia’s governor.
This is about more than money. The investors say:
their immigration status is now in jeopardy because of the company’s legal and financial problems.
The case could pose political problems for McAuliffe, a former chairman of the DNC who is said to be weighing a 2020 presidential bid.
Trump and his attorney Ty Cobb have said Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation should be finished ‘pretty soon’, possibly by January 2018.
True and false accusations
Fox News’s Tucker Carlson had a segment in his show where he talked about false accusations of sexual harrassment:
Carlson recalled that a woman he had never met accused him and included specific, “stomach-turning” details, and yet “none of it was true.”
He said he spent two months fighting the claims, paying a “fortune” to lawyers, undergoing a polygraph test and living in fear that the false charge would become public.
“I couldn’t tell my employer because I knew I’d be fired immediately,” said Carlson, explaining that people accused of committing a sex offense are always presumed to have done something wrong.
“This isn’t a defense of sexual harassment or misbehavior, obviously. It’s just a reminder that real life is complicated, more complicated than sermonizing on Twitter. Sometimes the mob is wrong, sometimes the innocent are crushed,” he said.
This related to news that revealed Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas) was sexting. However, Barton’s situation is different to Carlson’s. Barton will not be seeking re-election in 2018.
Consumer confidence rising
Bloomberg reported very good news:
U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in November to a fresh 17-year high, a sign Americans are growing more confident about the economy and labor market, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board.
From the last week in November, patterns began emerging with daily revelations, sometimes shocking, about the Swamp as well as the media.
Plenty more happened on November 29.