True The Vote Wins Historic $2 Million Settlement Against IRS….


News we might have missed.  Last week Catherine Engelbrecht announced a historic legal victory in her decade long battle against the IRS for targeting her group, True The Vote, as part of the Obama administration’s weaponization program against political opposition.

U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton issued a stunning ruling (full pdf below) in favor of True the Vote, and penalized the IRS.  Judge Walton forced the IRS to pay maximum attorney’s fees due to discrimination against the conservative organization that stemmed from the Lois Lerner scandal.  The financial award is likely to exceed $2 million.

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Ms. Engelbrecht gave Breitbart News an interview where she discussed the victory, SEE HERE.

Here’s the ruling:

.Ms. Engelbrecht’s case is actually connected to the political surveillance operation used against presidential candidate Donald Trump.  Factually, the 2010 program to weaponize the IRS looks like the precursor to the 2012 program to weaponize the NSA database.

Political spying 1.0 was the weaponization of the IRS. This is where the term “Secret Research Project” originated as a description from the Obama team. It involved the U.S. Department of Justice under Eric Holder and the FBI under Robert Mueller. It never made sense why Eric Holder requested over 1 million tax records via CD ROM, until overlaying the timeline of the FISA abuse:

The IRS sent the FBI “21 disks constituting a 1.1 million page database of information from 501(c)(4) tax exempt organizations, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” The transaction occurred in October 2010 (link)

Why disks? Why send a stack of DISKS to the DOJ and FBI when there’s a pre-existing financial crimes unit within the IRS. All of the evidence within this sketchy operation came directly to the surface in early spring 2012.

The IRS scandal was never really about the IRS, it was always about the DOJ asking the IRS for the database of information. That is why it was transparently a conflict when the same DOJ was tasked with investigating the DOJ/IRS scandal. Additionally, Obama sent his chief-of-staff Jack Lew to become Treasury Secretary; effectively placing an ally to oversee/cover-up any issues. As Treasury Secretary Lew did just that.

Lesson Learned – It would appear the Obama administration learned a lesson from attempting to gather a large opposition research database operation inside a functioning organization large enough to have some good people that might blow the whistle.

The timeline reflects a few months after realizing the “Secret Research Project” was now worthless (June 2012), they focused more deliberately on a smaller network within the intelligence apparatus and began weaponizing the FBI/NSA database. If our hunch is correct, that is what will be visible in footnote #69:

Additionally, Matt Gaetz appears to have seen “a memo held in the Congressional Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) that contained previously-undisclosed information involving the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) and Department of Justice (DOJ).” [LINK]  Which sounds like the MOU in the footnote, and the memo that Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz inquired about.

[2012] Dear General Holder:

Recently, the “Wall Street Journal” (WSJ) reported you granted the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) new powers to store dossiers on United States citizens, even if said citizens are not suspected of any criminal activity.

With these new powers, the NCTC would have the ability to copy entire government databases holding information on flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students, as well as other data.

The WSJ goes on to report the new rules allow the NCTC to keep data about innocent United States citizens for up to five years and to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. Previously, both were prohibited.

If the WSJ report is accurate, these new powers represent a sweeping departure from past practices, which barred the NCTC from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or the information sought was related to an investigation.

If the WSJ report is accurate, it raises numerous concerns and questions. As elected Representatives and members of the House Judiciary Committee, we are concerned such sweeping, fundamental changes would be made to existing policy without public input and Congressional approval. Changes, which fundamentally alter the relationship between the government and the governed, should only be made with input from the people by and through their elected Representatives. (more)

Wall Street Journal Report Here

How this all comes together in 2019

Fusion GPS was not hired in April 2016 to research Donald Trump. As shown in the evidence provided by the FISC, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The Obama administration already knew everything about the Trump campaign, and were monitoring everything by exploiting the FISA database.

However, after the NSA alerts in/around March 9th, 2016, and particularly after the April 18th shutdown of contractor access, the Obama intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to create a legal albeit ex post facto justification for the pre-existing surveillance and spy operations. Fusion GPS gave them that justification in the Steele Dossier.

That’s why the FBI small group, which later transitioned into the Mueller team, are so strongly committed to and defending the formation of the Steele Dossier and its dubious content. The Steele Dossier contains the cover-story and justification for the pre-existing surveillance operation.

During a rather innocuous podcast discussion panel April 12th, 2019, one of President Trump’s personal lawyers Jay Sekulow mentioned the FBI had three FISA applications denied by the FISA court in 2016. [Podcast Here – Note comment at 25:05] The denials were always suspected; however, until now no-one in/around the administration has ever confirmed.

If Sekulow is accurate, this adds additional context to the actions of the FBI in the aftermath of Admiral Mike Rogers and an increased urgency in gaining legal justification for surveillance and spy operation unlawfully taking place. A valid FISA warrant would help the FBI cover-up the surveillance. The likely targets were Manafort, Flynn and Papadopoulos…. but it appears the DOJ/FBI were rebuked.

These FISC denials would then initiate institutional panic dependent on the election outcome. An insurance policy would be needed. The Steele Dossier becomes the investigative virus the FBI wanted inside the system. To get the virus into official status, they used the FISA application as the delivery method and injected it into Carter Page. The FBI already knew Carter Page; essentially Carter Page was irrelevant, what they needed was the FISA warrant and the Dossier in the system {Go Deep}.

Fusion GPS was not hired to research Trump, the intelligence community was already doing surveillance and spy operations. The intelligence community needed Fusion GPS to give them a plausible justification for already existing surveillance and spy operations.

Fusion-GPS gave them the justification they needed for a FISA warrant with the Steele Dossier. Ultimately that’s why the Steele Dossier is so important; without it, the DOJ and FBI are naked with their FISA-702 abuse.

Battlefield Death in Living Color: See What Soldiers Saw


Published on May 27, 2019

On Memorial Day, Firewall host Bill Whittle shows how what we remember as iconic battlefields looked very, very different to the men that fought and died on them.

Jordan Peterson: 5 Hours for the NEXT 50 Years of Your LIFE (MUST WATCH)


Published on May 24, 2018

Jordan Peterson’s Life Advice Will Change Your Future. Be sure to use the Video Guide listed in the description to watch this motivational speech! Subscribe for Motivational Videos Every Weekday, Helping You Get Through The Week! http://bit.ly/MotivationVideos Special Thanks To Jordan Peterson for allowing us to share! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Support his Patreon: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Video Guide: 00:08 Sacrifice Current Impulses For Future Gratification 05:37 Don’t Strive For Happiness 09:56 King Of The Losers 12:06 Start Your Day By Cleaning Up Your Room 17:44 Your Story Means Something 29:33 Meaningful Experiences Matter 36:30 What To Aim For In Life? 59:12 The Danger in College 1:15:09 Dealing With Chaos 1:22:36 How To Interpret Dreams 1:30:13 Your Untapped Potential 1:39:41 The Buddha 1:52:12 Responsibility 2:03:37 Creative People 2:15:00 How To Listen To People 2:24:57 Relationship Advice 2:32:37 Potential Mate Traits 2:42:42 The Hero Myth 3:18:27 How To Motivate Yourself 3:26:14 Food Of The Gods 3:31:52 Religious Experience 3:38:10 Psilocybin 3:42:40 Mystical Experiences Through Psychedelics 4:09:39 Psilocybin and DMT 4:17:27 Nietzsche’s Beyond Good And Evil Special Thanks To Jordan Peterson for allowing us to share! YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JordanPe… Twitter: https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jordanbpeterson Follow us on: Instagram: http://bit.ly/2rhGNMY Facebook: http://bit.ly/2r85DC3 Twitter: http://bit.ly/2qir5TO —————————————-­­————————- Help us caption & translate this video! http://bit.ly/Translate4Motivation

Parkland SRO Arrested – Child Negligence, Culpable Negligence and Perjury Charges…


The school resource officer, Scot Peterson, who did not respond during the shooting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year, has been arrested on negligence, child neglect and perjury charges.

(NBC6 Miami) […]  Peterson, 56, was arrested in Broward County on seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury, Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials said.

The arrest comes after a 15-month investigation into the actions of law enforcement after the Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at the school that killed 17 students and staffers and left 17 others injured. Peterson was the school resource officer at MSD High School during the shooting.

“The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others,” FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen said in a statement. “There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives.”  (read more)

CTH previously outlined how Broward County school police officers were primarily positioned to mitigate issues with criminal student engagement.

The Broward County diversionary school discipline program known as the “Promise Program” gained scrutiny after the Parkland shooting left 17 students dead.

The unstable shooter was identified as a prior benefactor of a county school district policy to reduced crime rates by exchanging criminal punishment for school discipline.

Many readers are aware CTH spent almost two years researching this practice in both Miami-Dade and Broward County.  The downstream consequences were predictable when it first began; unfortunately, no-one wanted to accept the warnings – and the corruption is was systemic within the School and Police leadership, there’s was little hope to ever see it change.

How to Reach Your Potential as an Entrepreneur


Published on Nov 27, 2018

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Patrick Bet-David believes everyone has a certain level of capacity. The challenge is most people never reach their full potential. Why is that? In this episode PBD reveals the reasons and How to Really Unlock Your Potential as an Entrepreneur. Recommended video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdGKA… The One Page Business Plan Visit the official Valuetainment Store for your entrepreneur gear: https://www.valuetainmentstore.com/ About Valuetainment: Founded in 2012 by Patrick Bet-David, our goal is to impact entrepreneurs around the world through value and entertainment. We are the #1 channel for entrepreneurs because of the best interviews, best how to videos, best case studies and because we defend capitalism and educate entrepreneurs. To reach the Valuetainment team you can email: marketing@patrickbetdavid.com Follow Patrick on social media: Website: http://www.patrickbetdavid.com Snapchat: betdavid19 Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PatrickBetDa… Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/patrickbetd… Twitter:https://twitter.com/patrickbetdavid Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-b…

2017 Personality 18: Biology & Traits: Openness/Intelligence/Creativity I


Published on Apr 18, 2017

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In this lecture, I talk about Big Five trait openness to experience, which is the dimension composed of an amalgam of creativity and intelligence. I also discuss IQ: how it is measured, what it means, how powerfully it predicts long-term life success, as well as the highly skewed Pareto distribution of creative production.

Conservative Fresh Start: All Regulations Cancelled in Idaho


Published on May 15, 2019

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Idaho sunsets all regulations every year, and typically re-approves them as a matter of course…but not this year. The entire regulatory code has been cancelled, and the script has been flipped. If the governor wants to keep a regulation, state government must go through the normal approval process for a new rule. Bill Whittle has started packing his bags to move to a state where a conservative can make a fresh start. Unregulated access to the deep archive of Bill Whittle Now, Firewall, Right Angle and more shows like this is available only to Members at https://BillWhittle.com/register/

 

Capt. America Throwback: New U.S. Army Uniform Recalls World War II


Published on May 10, 2019

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The new U.S. Army uniform is a near replica of the World War II version. Can the Army meet its recruitment quotas of teen millennials with a throwback image from the Greatest Generation? Bill Whittle thinks the it’s brilliant. There’s a place you can go to think, and unburden your mind, and share the fellowship of liberty-lovers like you. It’s a place of reasoned thought, civil discourse, and great humor. There you find like-minded folks who put their commitment where their convictions live. If you enjoy this video, you’re going to love being part of the team that produces it at https://BillWhittle.com

Victor Davis Hanson Questions Obama’s Political Past


Published on Oct 31, 2008

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Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/10/20/Victor_Davi… Conservative columnist and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses several accusations regarding Barack Obama’s political career. —– Victor Davis Hanson discusses Obama, Palin, and the Culture Wars. This event was part of the Hoover Institution’s Fall Retreat 2008. Victor Davis Hanson is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor emeritus at California University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall courses in military history and classical culture. He was a full-time farmer before joining CSU Fresno, in 1984 to initiate a classics program. In 1991, he was awarded an American Philological Association Excellence in Teaching Award, which is given yearly to the country’s top undergraduate teachers of Greek and Latin. Hanson has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, New York Post, National Review, Washington Times, Commentary, The New Republic, Claremont Review of Books, American Heritage, Policy Review, Wilson Quarterly, Weekly Standard, Daily Telegraph, and has been interviewed often on National Public Radio, PBS Newshour, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and C-Span’s BookTV. He serves on the editorial board of Arion, the Military History Quarterly, and City Journal. Since 2001, has written a weekly column for National Review Online, and in 2004, began his syndicated column for Tribune Media Services. In 2006, he began writing a blog for Pajamas Media, Works and Days.

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“Political Corruption: Can the Swamp Be Drained?” – Kimberley Strassel


Published on Feb 27, 2018

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This lecture was given as part of the April 2018 National Leadership Seminar, “What is American Greatness?” Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminars are held in various locations across the country two to three times each year and address issues of politics, economics, and culture.