‘You’re Not Going To Believe This!’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Outraged Over Spending Priorities~Holds America First Emergency Townhall in Plainville, GA~In a video released to social media, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) expressed dismay over the funding priorities of the House, and about President Biden’s border policies. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene holds America First Emergency Townhall in Plainville, GA – 9/22/23 MTG’s Surprise Bid for Trump’s VP Slot Revealed

In a video released to social media, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) expressed dismay over the funding priorities of the House, and about President Biden's border policies.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene holds America First Emergency Townhall in Plainville, GA - 9/22/23

MTG's Surprise Bid for Trump's VP Slot Revealed

Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia’s fervent Republican envoy, emerges unscathed from the Democrats' ceaseless attempts to dismantle her political voyage. With a resolution forged in the crucible of relentless opposition, Greene is poised to unveil her narrative, unfiltered and unapologetic, through her book - "MTG."

Protests amid new migrant center at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY, a former air force facility~Injunction filed to stop Floyd Bennett Field from being used for migrants

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Floyd Bennett Field Tuesday evening after state and federal officials reached a tentative deal to house migrants on the National Parks Services site. 

Injunction filed to stop Floyd Bennett Field from being used for migrants?

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso discusses the migrant crisis and federal support announced last week.

As DHS Warns of Domestic Terror Threat, Al-Qaeda Threatens New Attack on US Worse Than 9/11

As DHS Warns of Domestic Terror Threat, Al-Qaeda Threatens New Attack on US Worse Than 9/11
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Could al-Qaeda carry out a major attack inside the United States again? Is anyone inside the Biden regime’s corrupt, clueless, and compromised Department of Homeland Security even paying attention to that possibility?

Although law enforcement authorities and the establishment media have cultivated the habit of ignoring it, al-Qaeda still exists. The terror organization seized the opportunity of the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks to issue a new threat to the United States, vowing to carry out an attack that would be far worse than 9/11.

This comes just as Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has once again restated, as Ben Bartee detailed Tuesday, the Biden regime’s oft-repeated false claim that “the threat of the domestic violent extremist is the most prominent terrorism-related threat that we face in the homeland now.” Could al-Qaeda successfully pull off a major attack in the U.S. while Mayorkas’ woke DHS is hunting for “domestic violent extremists”? You bet your life.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported Tuesday that al-Qaeda’s Al-Sahab Media Foundation has just published a new issue of its glossy, slickly produced magazine, Ummah Wahidah (“One Ummah,” that is, one global Islamic community). The new edition is “dedicated to the 22nd anniversary of the #September_attacks,” and bears on its cover a quotation from the Qur’an: “They thought that their strongholds would protect them from Allah. But Allah reached them from a place they did not expect and cast terror in their hearts so that they ruined their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So learn a lesson, O you who have eyes” (59:2).

This was an exceedingly piquant choice for a quote from Islamic scripture, for it contains the strange assertion that the infidels “ruined their houses with their own hands,” as well as “the hands of the believers.” In Islamic tradition, this verse is generally understood to refer to Muhammad’s siege of the Banu Nadir, a Jewish tribe of Medina who supposedly destroyed their own homes during the siege, after which Muhammad exiled them from the city.

This idea that the infidels would destroy themselves is also found in the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan for the U.S., an internal document that was captured during the FBI’s investigation of the Holy Land Foundation, and Islamic charity, in 2007: “The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”

It’s a strange idea that the unbelievers would sabotage their own house. But Mayorkas is doing just that in ignoring the continuing threat from al-Qaeda and other jihad groups and focusing the attention of the DHS on stopping those who are allegedly “spreading disinformation,” as well as “the frequency and gravity of extreme weather events.” That’s right: the Department of Homeland Security, which was created in order to meet the threat of jihad terrorism more effectively, is now protecting us all from “climate change” and what the left regards as the dangers of the freedom of speech.

Related: Passenger Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ Tries to Open Airplane Door, Cops Perplexed as to Motive

Al-Qaeda, meanwhile, asserts that “today everyone sees the signs of the global order’s death throes.” They mean you, Mayorkas, and your wrongheaded, politicized, corrupt department. The jihadis go on to declare that “the coming Islamic blow” must have “effects and reverberations” that “surpass those of the September raids.”

They say that this will accomplish the goals of “snatching away America’s prestige, shaking its domination in our region, limiting its capabilities vis-à-vis the international community, and creating as many deep fissures and vertical cracks in the structure of the global order as possible.” After that, “Allah willing, Al-Qaeda and its heroes will play a great role in redrawing the maps of power in the world.”

The terrorists are aware that they don’t need to be stronger than the United States in order to pull off this devastating blow: “History testifies that it is not difficult for weak nations to make powerful empires fall into lethal traps, then direct smart blows at them and inflict defeat on them.”

Is Alejandro Mayorkas and the entire Biden regime leading our nation into just such a lethal trap by treating the nation’s counterterror apparatus as if it were just another arena in which they can carry out their program of demonizing and ultimately criminalizing legitimate political opposition and not as something they might need in order to deal with an actual threat? Of course. That’s exactly what they’re doing.

US: Feds flag nearly 75,000 illegals as potential national security risks, including jihad terrorists

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/09/us-feds-flag-nearly-75000-illegals-as-potential-national-security-risks-including-jihad-terrorists;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The nearly 75,000 illegals who are flagged as potential national security risks are just those who are known to be risks. The unknown numbers are an alarming factor. Open border policies present a wide-open, golden opportunity for literally any level of criminal or jihad terrorist. In the past, immigrants were vetted, and refugees fulfilled various criteria just to be deemed refugees.

These “individuals of concern,” once they have entered America (and elsewhere), often then combine efforts with individuals who are already in place, and who pose threats to public safety and national security. The FBI has admitted that a known smuggler with Islamic State ties helped migrants enter the US from Mexico. No free society can survive open borders in the long term.

“EXCLUSIVE: Feds Flagged Nearly 75,000 Illegal Migrants As Potential National Security Risks,” by Jennie Taer, Daily Caller, September 1, 2023:

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) flagged 74,904 illegal migrants nationwide for potentially posing risks to national security between October 2022 and August, according to CBP data obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Certain illegal migrants are deemed to be “special interest aliens” because they may have travel patterns that “possibly have a nexus to terrorism” or may come from countries with such ties, according to a 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fact sheet. Border Patrol agents encountered 25,627 “special interest” illegal migrants in fiscal year 2022, compared to 3,675 encounters in fiscal year 2021, according to internal agency data previously obtained by the DCNF; however, this data doesn’t account for all CBP encounters of special interest aliens….

….The FBI is currently searching for a group of more than one dozen Uzbek migrants that federal authorities released into the country after they used an ISIS-tied smuggler to cross the southern border illegally.

Former acting Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Mark Morgan told the DCNF it’s alarming that federal authorities chose to release illegal migrants who were known to be special interest aliens.

“So why is it so important to track them down? Because they’re freaking special interest aliens that were smuggled in by somebody with connections to terrorism. Come on, guys. Follow the bouncing ball. I mean, the reason it’s so important is twofold. One, they actually were connected to someone who is connected to a terrorist organization and [two], they’re special interest aliens,” Morgan said….

Biden Administration Auctioning Off Unused Border Wall Parts

Biden Administration Auctioning Off Unused Border Wall Parts

The sun sets behind a gap along the border wall at the Morelos Dam between the US and Mexico in Yuma, Arizona on May 31, 2022. - The stream of impoverished humans flowing into the United States via Mexico runs through the country's public discourse, dividing its politics and coloring relations with nations to the south. The issue of migration is set to loom large at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, even without the presence of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is boycoting the meet in protest at the exclusion of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s Roy Francis
1:58 PM – Saturday, August 19, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/biden-administration-auctioning-off-unused-border-wall-parts/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The Biden administration has been selling away parts that were made and intended to be used to extend the southern border wall.

According to The New York Post, the unused parts of the border wall that the Biden administration has been quietly auctioning off are worth millions of dollars. Since April, GovPlanet, an online auction house that specializes in military surplus has sold over 80 lots of “square structural tubes.”

The parts that have been sold were intended to be used as vertical bollards in the border wall along the southern border. So far, the auction house has brought in around $2 million from the parts that have been sold.

The move by the Biden administration comes as the Senate passed a Republican-sponsored bill as part of its annual defense appropriation package which is aimed at forcing the president to stem the worsening migrant crisis at the southern border.

The Finish It Act would force the administration to extend the border wall or send the unused material to border states, such as Texas, so they can put them to use along their southern borders.

Republicans have claimed that since President Joe Biden took office, around $300 million worth of taxpayer-funded wall parts have been left unused.

The bill’s sponsor, Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) denounced the decision by the administration to auction the parts away labeling it as “outrageous, behind-the-scenes maneuvering.”

“This sale is a wasteful and ludicrous decision by the Biden administration that only serves as further proof they have no shame,” Wicker told The New York Post.

The GovPlanet website reportedly increased its sales efforts in May when the bill was first introduced, and again just days after the bill passed on a bipartisan vote.

An anonymous source from the auction website told the Daily Upside, a financial newsletter, that they are under instruction to not speak on the issue.

“We are legally not allowed to mention these are the border wall materials, or we could lose our jobs,” the source told the financial newsletter.

In 2021, the Biden administration was criticized for spending around $2 billion on storage costs and termination fees as he tried to cancel the contracts for the border wall that were agreed to under President Donald Trump.

Trump had spent around $15 billion during his presidency to install a total of around 700 miles of border wall after he promised to build “an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall.”

On Biden’s first day in office, he canceled the project calling it “a waste of money.”

As the border wall was canceled, illegal immigrants surged across the open border. U.S. Customs and Border Protection documented around 1.7 million migrant encounters along the southern border in fiscal year 2021 and around 2.4 million in 2022.

All the proceeds that GovPlanet receives from auctioning off the border wall parts will be heading back toward the Pentagon’s budget.

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White House Prioritizes Ukraine Funding Over Border And Fentanyl Crisis

White House Prioritizes Ukraine Funding Over Border And Fentanyl Crisis

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: U.S. President Joe Biden (R) welcomes President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on December 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Zelensky is meeting with President Biden on his first known trip outside of Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, and the two leaders are expected to discuss continuing military aid. Zelensky will reportedly address a joint meeting of Congress in the evening. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
U.S. President Joe Biden (R) welcomes President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on December 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

OAN’s Roy Francis
12:31 PM – Friday, August 11, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/white-house-prioritizes-ukraine-funding-over-border-and-fentanyl-crisis/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

In a new request sent by President Joe Biden to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the president has asked for $24 billion in aid to Ukraine and only $4 billion for spending on the border, immigration, and to combat fentanyl that is being smuggled into the United States.

The $24 billion that the president requested for Ukraine will be split into two categories. $13 billion will be spent on defense-related aid and projects, while $11 billion will be used for economic and humanitarian aid.

An official in the Department of Homeland Security said that the package, which totals to around $40 billion, that is being requested is for “national security and critical domestic areas like disaster relief and border management.”

“The Administration is grateful for the strong bipartisan support for Ukraine since Russia’s unprovoked, full-scale invasion, and we are confident that support will continue as we work together to support the Ukrainian people as they bravely stand up to Russia’s brutal war of aggression and defend their country,” the official said. “As it relates to the border, the supplemental funding request represents the resource requirements DHS [Department of Homeland Security] believes are essential to manage the border through the end of the calendar year. Border dynamics are fluid and the Administration will continue to communicate with Congress as conditions evolve. These are both bipartisan issues that we believe will garner bipartisan support.”

The $4 billion requested for the border and fentanyl crisis will be spent on a variety of measures that are meant to strengthen the security of the southern border. This includes border management, as well as shelter and services for migrants that are released from custody.

A source from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection told Fox News that as of Thursday, there are currently 19,400 migrants in custody.

Meanwhile, since Russia invaded Ukraine, the U.S. has spent more than $113 billion in aid for Ukraine. The amount is the largest amount that any country has provided Ukraine so far.

An administration official said that the administration will keep going back to Congress for more money to aid Ukraine if needed to.

“We don’t know how much longer this war is going to go on, or how much more assistance we might need to support Ukraine,” the official told reporters on Thursday. “We won’t be bashful about going back to Congress beyond the first quarter of next year if we feel like we need to do that.”

The negotiated deal between the White House and Congress capped national security spending at $886 billion for the fiscal year that ends September 30, 2024.

While Republicans remain split over the aid that is being sent to Ukraine, McCarthy (R-Calif.) has stated that he would not support any funding to Ukraine that would push the defense spending over the amount that was agreed to during the negotiations with the White House.

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Trump: President Biden is the most ‘incompetent’ and ‘corrupt’ President ever

Former President Donald Trump speaks in Montgomery, Alabama at the State GOP Summer Meeting and blasts the DOJ about his latest indictment, attacks President Biden, rips apart Gov. Ron DeSantis, and more.

Trump: Democrats are running cities into the ground

Former President Donald Trump speaks in Montgomery, Alabama at the State GOP Summer Meeting and discusses his pro-life values, destroys "Bidenmonics," rips apart the current border policy, and woke agendas.

Kamala Harris warns parents about fentanyl-laced pills while supporting open borders

BY  Brooke Mallory

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/kamala-warns-parents-about-fentanyl-laced-pills-while-supporting-open-borders/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Vice President Kamala Harris issued a warning on Tuesday about deadly fentanyl-laced pills that are killing young Americans, asserting that the U.S. must be “clear-eyed” and honest with themselves about the current drug epidemic destroying families.

“Now, what’s happening at these parties is people are passing around pills. These are pills that these kids may think are Adderall or Xanax and they are laced with fentanyl,” Harris said at a White House meeting with attorneys general present. “We must be clear and concise about the seriousness of this and we must be clear-eyed as a nation about what is happening,” she continued.

Harris claimed that fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, is the top cause of mortality among those aged 18 to 42.

Kamala has also come under fire numerous times for claiming that gun deaths are the leading cause of death for children in America, asserting that Congress should ban all assault weapons. A CDC fact-check showed that the only way that could be true is if she was excluding children under one-years-old and if she counted both 18-year-olds and 19-year-olds in the demographic.

The vice president’s recent comments on fentanyl-laced drugs confused many, since the majority of Americans are fully aware that Biden’s open border policies and the end of Title 42, which Harris has consistently supported, are major reasons why these “fake” pills and overdoses caused by them are becoming more prevalent.

Mexican gangs reportedly use Chinese precursor chemicals to press fentanyl into counterfeit pills, which then kill unsuspecting consumers in the United States when they are trafficked across the Mexican border and into the U.S.

“It is basically counterfeit. They are being marketed, these pills, as though they are some other type of drug but they are in fact laced with fentanyl. We are seeing a lot of that happen,” Harris said.

According to the most recent official data, around 109,000 people died in the United States from drug overdoses in a 12-month period ending in February.

While the toll remains far too high, Biden administration officials are also claiming simultaneously that the incidence of overdoses has stabilized in 2022 and 2023, following a continuous climb from 2019 to 2021. The administration has been accused multiple times of backtracking statements.

Overdose deaths, according to officials, are caused by illicit synthetic narcotics, including fentanyl and methamphetamine, which are usually coupled with substances like cocaine and heroin.

Harris continued to emphasize what she claimed was the Biden administration’s dual-track approach to reducing demand for illicit substances by financing substance-abuse treatment, as agents purportedly work to take down criminal organizations on the supply side.

According to the Pew Research Center, when President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, his administration took a variety of steps to remove Trump-era immigration restrictions. The actions included increasing immigrant admissions, retaining deportation protection for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as minors, and not enforcing the “public charge” criterion, which denies green cards to immigrants who would utilize government programs, such as Medicaid.

Immigrants would now be able to use taxpayer-funded services while hard-working Americans foot the bill through increased taxes.

Officials are also reportedly concerned about the rising number of Xylazine overdoses. Xylazine, nicknamed “tranq,” is a non-opioid sedative that users frequently mix with fentanyl to prolong their euphoric high.

In December 2022, the White House stated that it was unable to address what Vice President Kamala Harris was doing to address the “root cause” of mass migration to the southern border, one of her portfolio’s primary bragging points.

 “I don’t have anything to lay out specifically on what that work looks like,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said when asked about Harris’s role in immigration at a briefing.

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Alejandro Mayorkas’ Corrupt Legacy How he helped release a major cocaine trafficker from prison.


SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/alejandro-mayorkas-corrupt-legacy/?mc_cid=13909b42bc;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

When Homeland Security Director Alejandro Mayorkas appeared on The Today Show on May 12th – the same day Title 42 ended – he was in for a rude reception. Anchor Savannah Guthrie asked about the record number of crossings and why the chaos was continuing. Mayorkas, as usual, blamed Congress.

She then asked about migrants being released into the country with no court date and no way to track them and that a Florida Judge had quickly blocked the plan. He attacked the Judge, saying it was harmful, but 23 States have now joined Florida to block it and an appeals court has now upheld Florida’s decision.

Guthrie then asked if Biden bore any responsibility when he said at a Democratic debate in 2019 that, “we’re a nation that says if you want to flee and you’re facing oppression, you should come.” Mayorkas then blamed smugglers and once again, the Congress.

As the number of migrants continue to surge across the border, there has been a continuing effort to impeach Mayorkas. The House Homeland Security Committee has begun hearings on Mayorkas that might lead to impeachment. At the first hearing, former Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott said that Mayorkas’ agenda was to “find new ways to let more migrants into the U.S.,” and Former Acting Homeland Director Chad Wolf added that “it was by design.”

In reality, his career has long been marred by scandal and corruption. In 2015, the Homeland Security Inspector General found then Deputy Director Mayorkas had showed “favoritism and special access” involving visas and green cards when he was Director of Citizenship and Immigration from 2009 to 2013. Some of those receiving special treatment were then-Nevada Senator Harry Reid, then-Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe and Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham.

Even worse, fifteen whistleblowers reported that Mayorkas’ loose standards caused people who committed fraud and money laundering to receive visas. The 99-page report eviscerated Mayorkas, saying he had caused “deep resentment” among the staff, who felt “uncomfortable and pressured” to comply with his wishes, and that Mayorkas had “lowered the morale” of the department.

Mayorkas had been avoiding the press after the report’s release in 2015, and when approached by ABC News, hid behind security and fled. The devastating report from the IG should have ended Mayorkas’ career.

But six years later, before his inaugural in January 2021, president-elect Biden nominated two crucial cabinet members: Xavier Beccera for Health and Human Services and Alejandro Mayorkas for Homeland Security, and both of their pasts made them uniquely unqualified to ever serve the public again in any capacity because they had helped a major cocaine trafficker be released from prison.

In Bill Clinton’s final days in the White House 20 years earlier, his office became a flea market and clearing house for terrorists, drug dealers, con artists and other of societies miscreants and criminals to receive clemencies and pardons, most notably fugitive billionaire and tax cheat Marc Rich. 

Members of the Clinton family would cash in, including Hillary’s brother Tony Rodham, who would receive 240 thousand dollars from two carnival promoters who were convicted of bank fraud, and most notably, her brother Hugh-who would be paid as we shall see-over 400 thousand dollars for his unholy efforts. Hillary herself was involved months earlier with the notorious FALN terrorist pardons, in a blatant attempt to try and secure the substantial Puerto Rican vote in New York during her 2000 Senate campaign. But by 2001, pardon and clemency handouts were a no-holds barred circus. One of them became as noteworthy as the FALN and Rich pardons.

A few years earlier on December 20, 1993, a grand jury in Minneapolis issued a 34-count indictment against Carlos Vignali, Jr. and 29 others in the largest drug investigation in Minnesota history. Vignali, born in 1971, was the ringleader and the group had shipped hundreds of pounds of cocaine from California to Minnesota to be made into crack.

The evidence was overwhelming. On December 12, 1994, all but one of the defendants were convicted or pled guilty. Vignali was convicted of three counts of conspiracy and cocaine distribution and acquitted on a fourth count, and had been caught on audiotape, coming across as a boastful bully. Vignali remained uncooperative and unrepentant.

He was also a fledging rapper calling himself “C-Low” with Brownside, an Hispanic group formed by Eazy-E, and spent some of his proceeds at the tables in Las Vegas with his father, who had set up Carlos in an exclusive condo. The pre-sentencing report had recommended 12-15 years, and on July 17, 1995, Judge David Doty sentenced him to the latter.

His father, Carlos “Horacio” Vignali, Sr., born in 1946, was a wealthy L.A. area real estate owner and had hosted fundraisers and donated to several local political figures. Soon after the conviction of his son, he filed an appeal, and began contacting his political friends to write letters that falsely claimed that Carlos had no criminal record.

But a House Committee investigating the Clinton pardons in 2002 found that Vignali had two prior convictions and two arrests. In 1989, Vignali had been convicted and fined for fighting in a public place, and later for vandalism. He’d also been arrested for reckless driving and later for assaulting a girlfriend. Vignali had also admitted being involved with two different gangs.

After the appeal was unanimously defeated in appellate court, Horacio decided to try for executive clemency with the Clinton White House.

He contacted then-L.A. area Congressman Xavier Becerra, whom he had donated 16 thousand dollars to in three of Becerra’s campaigns. Even though neither of the Vignali’s had resided in his district, Becerra then called Alejandro Mayorkas, who was U.S. Attorney for Central California in Los Angeles, who claimed the sentence was too harsh.

Becerra then contacted Pardon Attorney Roger Adams at the Justice Department and Meredith Cabe at the White House (legal) Counsel Office. Cabe would later say he was pushing for clemency for Vignali, but Becerra later claimed he never explicitly supported clemency for Vignali but had wanted a “review” of the case.

On November 21, 2000, Becerra sent a letter to Bill Clinton, who had less than two months remaining in office. He falsely claimed that Vignali had no previous criminal record, was innocent, and how much it had affected his parents, whom he both knew.

Meanwhile, Mayorkas twice contacted Minnesota U.S. Attorney Todd Jones, who had originally tried Vignali. During the first contact, Jones warned Mayorkas that Vignali was “a major player,” and “don’t go there,” and that Vignali was “bad news.”

Mayorkas also twice contacted Andrew Dunne, who worked with Jones as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Mayorkas hoped that Jones’ office would actually lobby for clemency for Vignali, but Dunne flat out rejected it, and thought the calls were “highly unusual.”

Mayorkas actually met the elder Vignali and had conversations about clemency for his son. Vignali also brought up executive clemency and asked if Mayorkas would call the White House.

Before Mayorkas made the second call to Jones, he called the Pardon Attorney’s Office and claimed that an unidentified female staffer said it was alright even if the case was not in his jurisdiction, and he claimed he only wanted to vouch for the defendant’s father.

Then Mayorkas made the second call to prosecutor Jones, telling him of his intent to call the White House. Jones once again told Mayorkas he opposed clemency. After the call, Jones was troubled by the lobbying of Mayorkas, because someone from another jurisdiction who had not prosecuted the case was trying to recommend clemency.

In spite of Jones second stern warning, Mayorkas called White House Counsel Bruce Lindsey, who was very close to the Clintons, and then received a return call from Meredith Cabe and Eric Angel, who worked with Lindsey on pardons. Mayorkas told them he was not that familiar with the case and knew his parents well, but afterward would claim he did not recommend clemency. Cabe would later say that Mayorkas had definitely supported clemency. So did Lindsey and White House Chief of Staff John Podesta.

Mayorkas had laid the groundwork for clemency, but there was another major player that Horacio Vignali had reached out to. He had known Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca since 1991. Vignali raised or had contributed a stunning total of over 200 thousand dollars to Baca’s campaigns.

Vignali asked Baca to write Clinton a letter, and he also told Baca that Hillary’s brother Hugh Rodham was helping Carlos receive clemency. Vignali had paid Hugh four thousand dollars, and then another 200 thousand if Carlos was pardoned. Baca at first refused to write a letter, but decided to write one that would praise Horacio and make no mention of Carlos. The senior Vignali didn’t think it would help, and Baca did not send it.

Baca then received a call from Hugh Rodham, but Baca later said he told Rodham he had reservations. Baca then received a call from Dawn Woolen, assistant to Lindsey, and she asked Baca what he thought of Horacio, and Baca spoke favorably. She then asked if Bill Clinton should pardon Carlos. Baca later claimed he didn’t know enough about the case and that it was up to Clinton. Woolen, however said that Baca supported a commutation but did not want to write it in a letter.

White House staff later claimed that Mayorkas and Baca had an impact, even though both men attempted to use the elder Vignali as a backdoor way to pardon Carlos.

Meanwhile, Bruce Lindsey was the point man at the White House for Horacio. He falsely told Lindsey that Vignali was innocent and had no previous criminal record. He mentioned Mayorkas and Baca supported clemency as well as the prosecutor, Todd Jones in Minnesota. However, Jones and his two assistant prosecutors, Andrew Dunne and Denise Reilly both strongly opposed clemency, as did Judge David Doty, who had sentenced Vignali.

But the White House staff, including Lindsey, Cabe and Angel, would soon find out the truth. Pardon Attorney Roger Adams issued a strong report denying clemency, noting Vignali was not a first-time offender, was the leader of the cocaine ring, and that the prosecutors and Judge Doty had strongly opposed any pardon. When his report was sent to the White House, it did not contain Deputy Attorney General Holder’s signature, which would have had much more influence. Adams signed the report opposing clemency for Vignali instead of Holder, thinking the Justice Department should be on record opposing a pardon.

Adams concluded his report writing that “…I recommend that you deny his (Vignali’s) petition.”

Even after learning the truth about Carlos Vignali’s history, the staff later claimed that they considered the support of Sheriff Baca and U.S. Attorney Mayorkas to be significant. And Hugh Rodham continued to contact the White House, including both Lindsey and Cabe. Lindsey, who would soon be president of the tainted Clinton Foundation, later said under oath that he thought the Vignali commutation was an “appropriate one.”

On January 20th, Clinton’s final day in office, he commuted Vignali’s sentence, who had served less than six years (and less than 40 percent) of his fifteen-year sentence. Most of the media coverage focused on the Marc Rich pardon. There was also controversy about Clinton pardoning two Weather Underground terrorists, including the infamous Susan Rosenberg with an assist from Congressman Jerrold Nadler.

On January 24th, Hugh Rodham received 200 thousand dollars from the senior Vignali for helping his son receive clemency. But on February 20, numerous media reports headlined that Hugh Rodham had been paid over 204 thousand dollars by Horacio Vignali and another 230 thousand by Glenn Braswell, who sold miracle medical cures and had been convicted of mail fraud, perjury and tax evasion and was still under investigation. Hillary, who had just been sworn in as a senator, claimed that she was “extremely disappointed,” and “knew nothing” about Hugh taking money for pardons.

Bill Clinton claimed “neither Hillary or I had any knowledge” of the payments, and that Hugh should return any money, but Rodham’s attorney later said that Hugh had not returned more than 150 thousand and had no intent to return anything more. Clinton himself has never explained why he chose to pardon Vignali, a major and unrepentant drug trafficker, to serve less than half of his 15-year sentence.

Even though Pardon Attorney Roger Adams made the White House aware of the facts of the Vignali case, no one ever contacted Minnesota law enforcement, the federal prosecutors there, or Judge David Doty. Todd Jones, the U.S. Attorney and the chief prosecutor, told Roger Adams he was against the pardon because “it was a no-brainer,” and he “did not believe there was any way he was going to be granted (a pardon) in this case.”

Jones’ Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise Reilly told me that she had opposed a pardon, and that it was “bought with money.” Judge Doty sent a letter to the Justice Department opposing clemency because of Vignali’s role in the conspiracy and his lack of remorse.

Gerry Wehr, a retired investigator of the Vignali case in Minnesota, is still outraged. He told me Mayorkas “is either incompetent or a liar,” and Becerra and Mayorkas “were only following the democratic party’s wishes.” His colleague Jeff Burchette, who spent 18 years as a narcotics investigator and also worked the Vignali case, is still furious, telling me that Mayorkas should never have been Homeland Security Director because “he’s so full of “s–t,” and that Becerra should never have been HHS Secretary because he and Mayorkas are both “f–ing clowns.”

Hugh Rodham and Horacio Vignali refused to speak to investigators or go under oath. In 2017, Los Angeles County Sheriff Baca was convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI because of the abuse of county inmates, including beatings and even rape and trying to cover it up. Other officers were also convicted, and Baca was released from prison in 2022 after serving two years of a three-year sentence.

After Biden nominated Mayorkas and Becerra for their cabinet posts in 2020, they were narrowly confirmed by the Senate on mostly party line votes. Since Mayorkas became Homeland Security Director, the flow of fentanyl, human trafficking and migrants crossing the border remains out of control, even though Mayorkas insists that it is not. His plan to let illegals cross the border without a court date continues to be blocked, and now Mayorkas is refusing to make public the number of migrants on the terror watch list that were stopped at the border.

And the actions of Mayorkas and Baca as well as Xavier Becerra in 2001 gave the Clinton White House an excuse to pardon drug kingpin Carlos Vignali and should have ended all of their careers. Duncan DeVille, who was Assistant U.S. Attorney under Mayorkas, tendered his resignation to him citing his involvement with the Vignali case.

In 2002, a year after Carlos Vignali had received clemency, it was discovered that the DEA and other investigators had found that Horacio Vignali was also involved in the drug trade, even at times with his son. Mayorkas and Baca absurdly claimed that they would not have gotten involved if they’d only known at the time.

Also, for Mayorkas, being slammed by the Inspector General in 2015 for inappropriate behavior in dispensing visas and green cards should have sent him into permanent exile.

And Judge Doty said the Vignali pardon was outrageous. He recently told me he was disappointed with Mayorkas then and now. In 2005, Doty told LA Weekly in referring to the Vignali clemency that, “the whole thing stunk,” and that it had “money and corruption and fraud written all over it.” Specifically referring to Mayorkas, he said, “what the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles did was beyond the pale.”

Sadly, the legacy of Alejandro Mayorkas is tainted with dishonesty and corruption that has permanently left a soiled mark.

Ron Kolb is a native of Washington, DC and now resides in Corpus Christi, Texas. He’s been published in National Review, America Spectator, Wall Street Journal, American Greatness and American Thinker.

Feds catch 460 known or suspected terrorists in last nine months, most at the northern border


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/06/feds-catch-460-known-or-suspected-terrorists-in-last-nine-months-most-at-the-northern-border;

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What could possibly go wrong? Celebrate diversity!

“Feds catch more than 460 known, suspected terrorists in nine months, most at the northern border,” by Bethany Blankley, The Center Square, June 20, 2023:

There have been hundreds of known or suspected terrorists apprehended at the northern and southern borders in the current fiscal year, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.

As foreign nationals illegally enter the U.S. and are apprehended, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations agents screen them against a federal Terrorist Screening Dataset, which includes sensitive information about terrorist identities. It originated as a consolidated terrorist watch list “to house information on known or suspected terrorists, or KSTs, but has evolved over the last decade to include additional individuals who represent a potential threat to the United States, including known affiliates of watch-listed individuals,” CBP states.

As of June 15, OFO agents apprehended 53 KSTs at southwest border ports of entry and 284 at northern border ports of entry, totaling 337. CBP’s fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

They also apprehended 125 KSTs between ports of entry at the southern border and two between ports of entry at the northern border, totaling 127 KSTs fiscal year to date.

Combined, they’ve apprehended 464 known or suspected terrorists.

That’s nearly a 30% increase in one month after previous increases were roughly 87%.

Roughly one month ago, The Center Square reported OFO agents apprehended 332 KSTs at both borders. They apprehended 125 at the southern border (45 KSTs at ports of entry and 80 between ports of entry) and 207 at the northern border (205 at ports of entry and two between ports of entry).

These numbers were up from 284 KSTs apprehended by March, which was significantly up from 38 apprehended by January, an 87% increase in just two months.

By comparison, in fiscal 2022, 478 KSTs were apprehended in fiscal 2022. Agents apprehended 165 at the southern border (67 at ports of entry and 98 between ports of entry) and 313 at northern border ports of entry….

CCP Invasion? Border Patrol Catches 13K Chinese Migrants, Numbers Climbing

CCP Invasion? Border Patrol Catches 13K Chinese Migrants, Numbers Climbing


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/catherinesalgado/2023/06/10/ccp-invasion-border-patrol-catches-13k-chinese-migrants-numbers-climbing-n1702202;

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Is the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) invading the U.S.? The number of Chinese migrants entering the U.S. this fiscal year has increased by more than 1000%, with a significant number of them being military-age males.

More than one expert has suggested this could be a military invasion of the CCP, with CCP plants exploiting the border crisis to enter the United States. With the CCP becoming increasingly aggressive and hostile toward the U.S., the Biden administration should be increasing national security, not facilitating the border crisis.

Breitbart reported June 10:

Since the beginning of Fiscal Year 23 on October 1, 2022, Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border apprehended nearly 13,000 Chinese migrants. The number represents a more than 1,000 percent increase in migrants from the communist regime when compared to the previous year’s totals…

Approximately 84 percent of the migrants from the PRC [People’s Republic of China] are single adults. After processing by the Border Patrol, most are released to pursue asylum claims in the United States.

A previous on-the-scene report showed that hundreds of Chinese migrants are military-age men.

Dr. Kenneth Allard, a retired Army Colonel, former intelligence officer, and former Dean of Students at the National War College, told Breitbart that the CCP is likely exploiting the Biden administration’s weakness and the southern border crisis. “Totalitarian governments like China are great exploiters of opportunity,” Dr. Allard explained. “They recognize weakness and capitalize on it immediately. What we are seeing reflects a deliberate policy choice by the regime.” He added of Joe Biden that “it’s obvious he is not entirely in control at present, China realizes that as well.”

Allard, as not only a former intelligence officer but former special assistant to the Army Chief of Staff, is worried at how little intelligence seems to be gathered on the influx of Chinese migrants.

Breitbart added:

What little information that is retrieved from the migrants would indicate most are fleeing the repressive regime due to the aftereffects of the extreme COVID-19 lockdowns imposed by Xi Jinping’s government. Another reason cited by the migrants is the negative economic effects of China’s strict COVID-19 policies regarding the exportation and importation of goods.

This is understandable if it’s true. It is also understandable that the U.S. should aim to help Chinese dissidents escape the oppressive CCP (though not by leaving the border wide open), but, to emphasize Allard’s point, does the Biden administration make any effort to find out if and how many of the migrants are possible CCP plants?

May 18, 2023: So far this fiscal year, 125 known, suspected terrorists apprehended at Southern border


SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/05/so-far-this-fiscal-year-125-known-suspected-terrorists-apprehended-at-southern-border;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

The Biden regime is either fantastically incompetent or it wants the influx of migrants in order to secure a Democrat majority for generations to come, and to weaken our national character and national unity, so as to pave the way for an authoritarian socialist internationalist state. Which one do you think it is?

“125 known, suspected terrorists apprehended at southern border fiscal year to date,” by Bethany Blankley, The Center Square, May 15, 2023:

(The Center Square) – An Afghan national on the federal Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS) was apprehended attempting to enter the U.S. illegally near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California.

The TSDA is the federal government’s database that includes sensitive information about terrorist identities. It originated as a consolidated terrorist watch list “to house information on known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) but has evolved over the last decade to include additional individuals who represent a potential threat to the United States, including known affiliates of watch listed individuals,” CBP states….

In fiscal 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations agents apprehended 67 KSTs at ports of entry and 98 between ports of entry at the southern border, totaling 165. At northern border ports of entry, they apprehended 313. Combined, CBP OFO agents apprehended 478 KSTs in fiscal 2022.

Fiscal year to date, OFO agents have apprehended 45 KSTs at ports of entry and 80 between ports of entry at the southern border, totaling 125. At the northern border, the numbers are still higher: 205 at ports of entry and two between ports of entry. So far, that’s 332 this fiscal year who’ve been apprehended trying to enter the U.S….

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas continues to claim the border is closed and that agents are prepared and able to handle the influx of people. DHS also expanded the use of America’s first ever CBPOne App to allow people to apply to enter from other countries while not even on U.S. soil. He’s also directed thousands of federal personnel to “scale up processing efforts.”…

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