Imran Awan, a former IT aide for Democratic Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was indicted Thursday on four counts including bank fraud and making false statements.
The indictment also includes his wife Hina Alvi.
The grand jury decision in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia comes roughly a month after Awan was arrested at Dulles airport in Virginia trying to board a plane to Pakistan, where his family is from.
Stacy Washington, a black conservative columnist for the St. Louis Post Dispatch, took to social media over the weekend to announce that she has been suspended for writing a column seen as favorable to the National Rifle Association.
There are fears the sunken vessels off Indonesia, which are the graves of 2,200 people, may have been salvaged for metal
An international investigation has been launched into the mysterious disappearance of three Dutch second world war shipwrecks which have vanished from the bottom of the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia.
The Netherlands defence ministry has confirmed that the wrecks of two of its warships which sunk in 1942 have completely gone, while large parts of a third are also missing.
The US military found two years ago that there had been an “unauthorised disturbance of the grave site” of the USS Houston, which sunk in the Battle of Sunda Strait, also in the Java Sea. It is the grave for nearly 650 sailors and marines.
WASHINGTON — CNN said Monday it’s “completely uncomfortable” with new leaked emails that Donna Brazile fed debate questions to Hillary Clinton and announced it has accepted her resignation as contributor.
“CNN never gave Brazile access to any questions, prep material, attendee list, background information or meetings in advance of a town hall or debate,” said CNN spokeswoman Lauren Pratapas in an email to The Post.
There is no question that re-opening the FBI Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server is a big deal. The FBI normally avoids acting just before an election in order to avoid charges of political manipulation.
Personally I am leaning to a combination of Theories 1 and 2. Comey is doing damage control for the harm he’s caused to both the FBI and his own reputation while simultaneously keeping a lid on Wikileaks.
Comey is a Clinton surrogate of that there’s no doubt and frankly he cannot be trusted to act in the interests of justice.
Hillary and Bill Clinton are asking for a third term in the White House, and voters who want to know what this portends should examine the 12-page memo written by a Clinton insider that was hacked and published Wednesday by WikiLeaks. This is the cold, hard reality of the Clinton political-business model.
Longtime Clinton aide Doug Band wrote the memo in 2011 to justify himself to lawyers at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett who were reviewing his role and conducting a governance review of the Clinton Foundation at the insistence of Chelsea Clinton. In an email two weeks earlier, also published on WikiLeaks, Ms. Clinton said her father had been told that Mr. Band’s firm Teneo was “hustling” business at the Clinton Global Initiative, a regular gathering of the wealthy and powerful that is ostensibly about charitable activity.
Poor innocent Chelsea. Bill and Hillary must never have told her what business they’re in. If she had known, she would never have hired a blue-chip law firm to sweep through the hallways of the Clinton Foundation searching for conflicts of interest. Instead of questioning Mr. Band’s compensation, she would have pleaded with him never to reveal the particulars of his job in writing.
O’Keefe Reveals ‘Bird-Dogging’ to Incite Violence at Trump Events
Democrats have used trained provocateurs to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Donald Trump rallies, using a tactic called “bird-dogging,” according to a new video investigation released Monday by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
The goal of “bird-dogging”: to create a sense of “anarchy” around Donald Trump that would undermine his political support. Often, the tactic uses the most vulnerable people — including the elderly and disabled — to maximize shock value.
A week ago in Minneapolis, Republican donors attending a Trump fundraiser were assaulted, robbed and spat upon by a violent leftist mob as they were leaving the event. Attendees say that even though there was a strong law enforcement presence at the convention center downtown where the fundraiser was held, they were not afforded any police protection when coming to and leaving the event — and even more incredibly, there were no arrests.
Hillary Clinton is to assemble a “Republicans for Hillary” group as she seeks to exploit GOP disarray over Donald Trump’s nomination as the party’s presidential candidate.
The move is part of a sharp tack to the Right planned by Mrs Clinton’s campaign after being forced to adopt a Left-wing posture by Bernie Sanders’ populist challenge for the Democratic party’s nomination.
It will involve wooing wealthy Republican donors alienated by the prospect of Mr Trump as the party’s standard bearer in November’s poll, according to the New York Times.
Mmmm… “Cultural Appropriation” with a tangy mango salsa!
“But, food is appropriated when people from the dominant culture – in the case of the US, white folks – start to fetishize or commercialize it, and when they hoard access to that particular food.
When a dominant culture reduces another community to it’s cuisine, subsumes histories and stories into menu items – when people think culture can seemingly be understood with a bite of food, that’s where it gets problematic.
It’s also harmful when the dominant culture controls the economic and material resources to produce that food for their own consumption and profit.
Here are some dining behaviors that are culturally appropriative when it comes to food.”
SIMON:And remind us please what happened in Paris and a few spots elsewhere in the country following the – the Charlie Hebdo attacks ’cause there were – there were backlashes, if I might put it that way, against Muslims and Jews.
HATHROUBI:Exactly. So we have fears that after Charlie Hebdo – they sent us the first letter of terror. And we respond by being together, even if we have seen and we have witnessed the rise of anti-Muslim acts, of Islamophobia. We have seen and I have seen in my daily work mistrust between Muslim and Jewish communities. This is my daily work. But I’ve – I have also seen a rise of awareness, a rise of people willing to act on a daily basis, to be the light in their society, to be the light in the community, to lead a better change. And – and we need to continue. They sent us a letter of terror to try to divide us.
IT WAS THE MUSLIM TERRORISTS KILLING THE JEWS YOU IDIOT!
I have suspected this for a long time about “Doctors Without Borders” simply because the warlords would not allow them to even operate in their areas if they were not the Taliban’s defacto source of primary medical care. If they treat any civilians at all it’s because they are allowed to by whatever warlord controls their hospital. They are The Taliban’s M*A*S*H unit. They are also a useful propaganda cover too.
The report may also open the group to accusations that it violated international law by forcibly removing civilian patients in favor of wounded Taliban soldiers.
Doctors without Borders, which is globally known as Medicins Sans Frontiers or MSF, is an international organization of medical personnel that provides health services in long-lost parts of the world, including in war zones. It has charged that the Oct. 3 U.S. air strike on their Kunduz trauma center constituted a war crime.
On Nov. 5 the group released its “initial MFS internal review” that divulged new details about their activities while operating in Taliban occupied territory and about circumstances surrounding the attack.
The Korea Institute for International Economic Policy says Korea’s real GDP will grow 1.7 to 1.8 percent 10 years down the road if it joins the TPP trade pact, but if it does not, GDP will shrink 0.12 percent.
That puts opponents of the Washington-led deal here in a difficult position, especially since Chile, Malaysia, Vietnam and other countries with smaller economies did join the TPP.
If Korea is to join the ranks of the world’s advanced economies, it needs to stop dragging its feet over opening its markets out of fear of opposition from various interest groups. It must take the initiative by further opening the agricultural market and streamlining regulations on intellectual property and tariffs and customs. If it is to pull its economy out of the low-growth trap, additional market-opening measures are essential and unavoidable.
Nine Korean totem poles that were severely damaged by religious fanatics in St. Petersburg have been removed from the site.
They were donated by Korea as a symbol of friendship to Russia’s second largest city on its 300th anniversary in 2003.
But the Jangseung totem poles, which are traditionally placed outside Korean villages to frighten away demons, attracted the ire of religious fanatics who insisted that Russia is a Christian Orthodox country and attacked them with chainsaws on April 15 this year.
They were irreparably damaged. According to local media, city officials removed the three remaining totem poles, which had stood in a park, on Sept. 22 while officials from the Korean Consulate General looked on.
City authorities apologized to the Korean Consulate General and began an investigation but failed to catch the vandals.
Kim Jong-heung, a famous Jangseung sculptor, made the totem poles from Russian pine trees.
They will be replaced by Harubang, a stone folklore symbol of Jeju Island believed to bring protection and fertility and ward off evil spirits, the consulate said.
Wow. Russia has really turned over a new leaf.
(Sidebar: Jangseung are Korean totem poles thought to protect villages and crops. One still sees them in rural areas though not many people see their significance beyond the cultural.)
“Complaint says crosses at Catholic school offensive, prevent Muslim prayers,” reads the headline at BeliefNet
It’s one of those headlines that sounds like a bad joke, but it isn’t. It’s not exactly a serious complaint, either, and it isn’t coming from actual Muslim students in any event. “Baffled Catholic University officials say they have never received a complaint from any of the schools Muslim students,” writes BeliefNet.
In fact, the university expressed its bafflement in a full-length statement: “Catholic University’s faithfulness to our Catholic tradition has also made us a welcome home to students of other religions. No students have registered complaints about the exercise of their religions on our campus. We understand that a professor unaffiliated with Catholic University has made public allegations claiming that we are discriminating against our students on religious grounds, but we have not seen any legal filing – and will respond to them if we do.”
The sixty-page complaint was filed with the Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights by a one-man nuisance-lawsuit factory, George Washington University Law School Professor John Banzhaf. Muslim students are but pawns in Banzhaf’s game against Catholics…
According to Wiki, “In recent years Banzhaf has focused his efforts against obesity, following the 2001 Surgeon General’s report on obesity. In particular, Banzhaf has criticized the contracts for soft-drink machines in schools and McDonald’s, alleging that both have helped to contribute to childhood obesity.”
I assume that is why someone created the photo above, which I found by searching for ‘John Banzaf jerk’
Drones Targeted His ‘Inner Child’ Because They Are Mean
Brandon Bryant is an obvious hipster-douchebag, fantasist, and serial liar, and you’d think the U.S. Military could screen out for those psychiatric disorders; ‘guess not. You’d also think that would keep you off the Beeb’s more serious news programs, and you’d be wrong there too! Remember, they only hate the American and Israeli drones; all other drones are benign.
Just to give you a clue what a dishonest whack-a-doodle he is (and we are talking Code-Pink levels of delusion, denial and dishonesty here), he announced that al Qaeda “spiritual advisor” Anwar al-Awlaki (and winner of the CIA’s 2011 Hellfire Lottery) was a man of peace, until the U.S. made al-Awlaki turn to violence, or something.