Saturday, February 17, 2018

NATIONAL SECURITY_ McMaster: Evidence is 'incontrovertible' that Russia interfered in 2016 election

THE HILL

McMaster: Evidence is 'incontrovertible' that Russia interfered in 2016 election

By Brandon Carter
- 02/17/18 08:16 AM EST
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White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said a new round of indictments in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation show “incontrovertible” evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.

Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, McMaster said “with the FBI indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible” that Russia interfered in the election, according to The Associated Press.

The consensus of the U.S. intelligence community is that Russians did seek to influence the 2016 presidential election, although the investigation has yet to reach a conclusion on whether Russia influenced the outcome.

McMaster also reportedly dismissed a question about future U.S. cooperation with Russia on cybersecurity.

READ MORE: http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/374352-mcmaster-evidence-is-incontrovertible-that-russia-interfered-in-2016


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FACEBOOK_ Facebook ignores criticism, moves ahead with chat app for kids

NEW YORK POST

TECH

Facebook ignores criticism, moves ahead with chat app for kids

By Associated Press

February 16, 2018 | 8:18pm



AP


Facebook is forging ahead with its messaging app for kids, despite child experts who have pressed the company to shut it down and others who question Facebook’s financial support of some advisers who approved of the app.

Messenger Kids lets kids under 13 chat with friends and family. It displays no ads and lets parents approve who their children message. But critics say it serves to lure kids into harmful social media use and to hook young people on Facebook as it tries to compete with Snapchat or its own Instagram app. They say kids shouldn’t be on such apps at all — although they often are.

“It is disturbing that Facebook, in the face of widespread concern, is aggressively marketing Messenger Kids to even more children,” the Campaign For a Commercial-Free Childhood said in a statement this week.

READ MORE: https://nypost.com/2018/02/16/facebook-ignores-criticism-moves-ahead-with-chat-app-for-kids/


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COLUMNISTS_ Where Is the Democratic Outrage Over Spying on Americans?

Townhall

Where Is the Democratic Outrage Over Spying on Americans?

Thomas J. Farnan

Posted: Feb 17, 2018 12:01 AM





Under the Constitution, there are three branches of government. The FBI is not one of them. Instead, the FBI was created to assist the president in his job to enforce laws. Members of the FBI are called “agents” because of their agency relationship with the president.

During World War II and then the Red Scare, the FBI's mission expanded to gather intelligence against spies. Here, too, the FBI was assisting the Commander in Chief. Even the word “intelligence” connotes this fact. The purpose was to help the president act intelligently against domestic threats.

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READ MORE: https://townhall.com/columnists/thomasjfarnan/2018/02/17/where-is-the-democratic-outrage-over-spying-on-americans-n2450480

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Instead, Comey – who was up to his neck in the FISA dirty trick – apparently saluted and said, “Yes sir.” When Trump took office, information meant to assist him in making intelligent decisions as Commander in Chief was kept from him. Comey remained Obama’s agent, and was eventually fired for his disloyalty.

There has been an endless investigation, and nothing has been connected to Trump. Other than indicting some internet trolls yesterday on the theory that their Facebook and Twitter comments threaten our democracy, the special counsel has rolled snake eyes on the Russian interference front. He is leaving no stone unturned, though, and reserves the right to indict “Take This IQ Test” scammers for stealing the election.

Perhaps the most amazing thing about this story is the lack of outrage. The great conceit of the left is that they are willing to stand for principle even on behalf of unpopular actors. Here, they have thrown principle out the window because they don't like Trump. That's messed up.

In the name of Frank Church, in the name of liberal Idaho, in the name of the Smothers Brothers, the country needs your outrage over this, Democrats.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

POLITICS_ Mueller Confirms: Russia Used Anti-Trump Resistance To Stoke Division

THE DAILY CALLER

POLITICS



REUTERS/Christinne Muschi


Mueller Confirms: Russia Used Anti-Trump Resistance To Stoke Division

Peter Hasson
Associate Editor

2:58 PM 02/16/2018


Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russian nationals on Friday confirms Russia sought to promote anti-Trump protests after the election as a way of sowing discord in American society.

Russian operatives organized a rally titled “Trump is NOT my President” in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016, less than a week after the election, the indictment states. (RELATED: Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Groups Spreading North Korean Propaganda)

Facebook ads turned over to the House Intelligence Committee last year showed that more than 16,000 people RSVP’d as attending the protest.

READ MORE: http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/16/russia-trump-resistance-protests/

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RUSSIA INVESTIGATION_ 13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

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RUSSIA INVESTIGATION
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13 Russian nationals indicted for interfering in US elections

By Alex Pappas, Judson Berger | Fox News

Russian nationals, entities indicted for election meddling
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for U.S. election meddling.


A federal grand jury on Friday indicted 13 Russians and three Russian companies for allegedly interfering in the 2016 presidential election, in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that detailed a sophisticated plot to wage “information warfare” against the U.S.

The Russian nationals are accused of setting a “strategic goal to sow discord in the U.S. political system, including the 2016 presidential election.”

The indictment – the first filed against Russian nationals as part of Mueller’s probe – effectively returns focus to the meddling activities out of Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election, following a string of charges relating to the actions of Trump associates.

READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/16/13-russian-nationals-indicted-for-interfering-in-us-elections.html


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FACEBOOK_ OPINION_ Mark Zuckerberg colludes with Russia

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

OPINION

Mark Zuckerberg colludes with Russia

by Washington Examiner
| Feb 16, 2018, 4:54 PM



Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg created one of the world's largest and most important platforms for spreading news and information, even when it's fake. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


The Bolshevik Revolution turned 100 last October. As Friday’s indictment of Russia's Internet Research Agency reminds us, it's been 100 years of tyrannical and murderous Russian regimes working to subvert democracy wherever it can and distort American public opinion by any means it can devise.

For decades, even in the post-Soviet era, the left wing of American politics laughed off this threat. It was not until Nov. 8, 2016, that it decided that Russia posed a serious threat to this country. This damascene conversion to faith, a new Red Scare, helps them cling to conspiracy theories about President Trump colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin to take over the U.S. government.

But none of even the president's most ardent domestic opponents have been able to offer any plausible evidence of what this Trump-Russia collusion looks like or whether investigators of Russian interference will find anything on Trump at all. Certainly, Peter Strzok, one of the most virulently anti-Trump FBI officials who was investigating the president, thought there was "no big there there."

So, while you're waiting for something tangible to develop, let us recommend a more credible and immediate target for your anger.

As of this week, Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook, is now directly colluding with Putin to influence world opinion in favor of the tyrant's regime. It’s happening before your very eyes.

Zuckerberg created one of the world’s largest and most important platforms for spreading news and information — and fake news and disinformation. It was one of the platforms Russian and other foreign propagandists used most effectively in 2016 to pass off lies as real news stories and to spread messages designed to divide Americans by race.

But what Facebook once allowed through organizational passivity, it is now doing willfully. Zuckerberg’s company, the owner of Instagram, has caved to pressure from Moscow and has agreed to suppress Instagram posts that Putin's critics have dug up and presented as concrete evidence of astounding official corruption.

Alexei Navalny, leader of the political opposition, alerted the world this week to Instagram posts that gave Russians and others a rare look at the high-flying lifestyle that government officials enjoy. In contrast to Putin’s manufactured image as a selfless public servant, the posts show Russia’s deputy prime minister, a powerful Putin ally, socializing on a yacht owned by Russian industrialist Oleg Deripaska, on a trip where the available evidence strongly hints they traded corrupt favors. The two men also tried to conceal the fact of their meeting, with the deputy prime minister leaving the yacht before it returned to port.

In a video showcasing these posts about the yacht trip, along with other evidence of corruption, Navalny presents a compelling case that the official was also brought there on the oligarch’s plane. He states that the free trip, the free jaunt on the yacht, and the prostitutes on board would probably all count as bribes, if Russia had honest law enforcement or courts.

Navalny throws in drone footage showing this lifetime civil servant’s 17,000-square-foot mansion on seven acres of land. Navalny notes that this Russian official reports on his official disclosure forms that his wife has made millions of dollars in recent years, even though she has no job and owns no other sources of income. This all screams of a huge source of illicit income for one of the most powerful officials in Russia. (Deripaska, by the way, has also been in the news in connection with former lobbyist and erstwhile Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.)

Americans take for granted that Putin’s regime and its top officials are kleptocrats, but the regime tries to prevent most Russians from seeing this. That’s one reason Putin’s approval ratings are so high in Russia — he controls the news, and his enemies can expect to be at least harassed, at worst assassinated.

Navalny’s muckraking represents a sudden threat to Putin, which is why his regime put so much pressure on Zuckerberg to help him by blocking the posts under the flimsy pretext that the video violated Deripaska’s privacy on his yacht. That Zuckerberg capitulated in this matter, choosing to collude with the Putin dictatorship in suppressing real news is a sickening and saddening development.

One bright spot is that Putin has so far failed to force Google into removing YouTube videos about this, including this follow-up video.

A few weeks ago, Zuckerberg announced Facebook’s plans to purify news content that appears on the platform so less “fake news” reaches users. People wondered who would decide what news is real and what is fake.

No one expected it would be Putin.

READ MORE: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/mark-zuckerberg-colludes-with-russia/article/2649344

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As of this week, Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook, is now directly colluding with Putin to influence world opinion in favor of the tyrant's regime. It’s happening before your very eyes.

Zuckerberg created one of the world’s largest and most important platforms for spreading news and information — and fake news and disinformation. It was one of the platforms Russian and other foreign propagandists used most effectively in 2016 to pass off lies as real news stories and to spread messages designed to divide Americans by race.

But what Facebook once allowed through organizational passivity, it is now doing willfully. Zuckerberg’s company, the owner of Instagram, has caved to pressure from Moscow and has agreed to suppress Instagram posts that Putin's critics have dug up and presented as concrete evidence of astounding official corruption.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

POLITICS_ Illegal immigrant minor suggests she faced pressure to get abortion on federal dime

FOX NEWS

POLITICS
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Illegal immigrant minor suggests she faced pressure to get abortion on federal dime

By Jake Gibson | Fox News


Court hears case of illegal immigrant seeking abortion
Reaction and insight on 'Fox News Tonight.'


The Trump administration is trying to keep another illegal immigrant minor from using federal dollars to get an abortion.

But this time, the woman in federal custody doesn’t even seem to want to terminate her pregnancy.

According to court documents filed this week by the Justice Department, the woman said her guardians, Rochelle Garza and Myles Garza, assisted her on Feb. 6 by giving her documents to seek an abortion.

The Garzas have represented other illegal immigrant minors seeking abortions.

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READ MORE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/15/illegal-immigrant-minor-suggests-faced-pressure-to-get-abortion-on-federal-dime.html


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DEFENSE_ US Northern Commander is '100 percent' certain she can defend America from North Korean Missiles

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

US Northern Commander is '100 percent' certain she can defend America from North Korean Missiles

by Jamie McIntyre
| Feb 15, 2018, 5:28 PM



Gen. Lori Robinson, the U.S. Northern Commander, (pictured right) said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee that North Korea's successful nuclear and missile tests over the past year "represents the most immediate threat to our homeland, and therefore remains NORTHCOM's highest priority." (US Air Force photo by Melanie Rodgers Cox/Released)


The U.S. Air Force general who is in charge of homeland defense told Congress Thursday she is “100 percent” certain she can defend the U.S. against a ballistic missile attack from North Korea.

“I want to assure this committee today that I am confident that I can defend the United States,” said Gen. Lori Robinson, the U.S. Northern Commander, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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READ MORE: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/us-northern-commander-is-100-percent-certain-she-can-defend-america-from-north-korean-missiles/article/2649249


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WORLD_ For China’s Catholics, State-Controlled Church Is ‘Like a Tree With No Roots’

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

WORLD - ASIA - CHINA

For China’s Catholics, State-Controlled Church Is ‘Like a Tree With No Roots’

Specter of Vatican allowing state more oversight sows uncertainty in independent congregations

By Eva Dou

Updated Feb. 14, 2018 10:50 p.m. ET


LUOJIANG, China—An emerging rapprochement between the Vatican and Beijing is unsettling communities of Chinese Catholics and increasing pressure on them to join the government-backed church after decades of resistance.

There have been many Catholics in Luojiang since Spanish Dominicans came to farming villages along China’s southeast coast four centuries ago. Today most of the 84,000 Catholics in the area, including the community’s popular bishop, worship outside the state-sanctioned church. ...

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FACEBOOK_ Facebook is making a ‘Lists’ feature and it’ll probably drive you insane

NEW YORK POST

TECH

Facebook is making a ‘Lists’ feature and it’ll probably drive you insane

By Sean Keach,
The Sun

February 14, 2018 | 12:40pm



iStockphoto


Facebook is launching a controversial new feature that will let friends share their to-do lists in your News Feed.

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READ MORE: https://nypost.com/2018/02/14/facebook-is-making-a-lists-feature-and-itll-probably-drive-you-insane/

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