Daily Recap — October 22

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THE CARAVAN MARCHES ON

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My blood pressure may not survive this latest saga.

The so-called “caravan of migrants” continues to make its way north, Honduran flags displayed prominently out front of the invading horde.

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PDT doesn’t appear to be any happier about this situation than those of us who voted for him to fix it, taking to Twitter today to voice his displeasure with where things are headed. He also noted several reasons that any sane American should be upset, too, although most sane Americans are way ahead of him in that regard.
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In order to give as full a picture as possible, I’m going to dive in and give the larger story behind Trump’s tweets, since 280 characters can’t do the subject matter justice.
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How much success has Mexico had altogether stopping the caravan?

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PDT tweeted today that “Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States.”
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Caravan organizer Dennis Omar Contreras says his fellow Soros Inc. employees did a count this morning and found the caravan to be approximately 7500 strong, although some reports have put the number as high as 14000. 
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He said the migrants will leave Mexico’s Tapachula for the town of Huixtla, which is located more than 20 miles northwest of their location this morning. While Mexican authorities said before the caravan’s arrival that anyone who entered the country “in an irregular manner” could be subject to apprehension and deportation, many migrants from the caravan appear to have circumvented authorities.
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Many witnesses have reported migrants jumping off a bridge at the Mexico-Guatemala border and riding rafts to reach Mexican soil. Mexican authorities say more than 1,000 Central American migrants officially applied for refugee status in Mexico over the past three days.
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How Mexican authorities will respond to the thousands of other migrants currently marching north is anyone’s guess, but I have a feeling it’s all up to us now. So the answer to the question is “not much success.”
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Are there “unknown Middle Easterners” “mixed” into the migrant caravan?

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I suppose it depends on who you talk to.

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PDT tweeted “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed” into the caravan, making the case for why this is a national emergency. The Fake News seized on the remark to point out that none of their beloved intelligence agencies have issued reports regarding Middle Easterners infiltrating the crowd, as if that’s the Holy Gospel and ends debate on the topic altogether. Just a pro tip for the Fake News: the IC doesn’t report everything it knows to you. I understand how it may seem that way after 8 years of Obama, but actual intelligence professionals don’t leak official reports to the media. While we still have a ways to go, we are replacing political hatchet men with actual intel professionals.
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Meanwhile, Sarah Sanders said this afternoon that the administration “absolutely” has evidence of Middle Easterners in the caravan, “and we know this is a continuing problem.”
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While I’m not privy to the information the administration has, I do know that our Department of Homeland Security has taken the claims of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales very seriously. President Morales says that his country has been able to capture around 100 terrorists. 
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“We are looking into that claim from the President Morales on the numbers,” said DHS official Jonathan Hoffman. “It is not unusual to see people from Middle Eastern countries or other areas of the world pop up and attempt to cross our borders.”
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Did you catch that? It’s not uncommon for Arabs to pop up in Central America and make their way toward our border. So guess what that means — a caravan of thousands upon thousands of people could very well be infiltrated by unknown, unvetted persons from the Middle East. One may even argue it should be assumed.
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This claim from Morales didn’t merely surface from thin air upon the emergence of the caravan. Earlier this month, Morales spoke of the terrorists his administration has captured in the country during his term, which began in January 2016.
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“We have arrested almost 100 people highly linked to terrorist groups, specifically ISIS. We have not only detained them in our territory, they have also been deported to their countries of origin. All of you here have information to that effect,” Morales said during a Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America event, which was attended by Secretary of State Pompeo.
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While there’s no direct link or correlation between Morales’ statement and PDT’s assertion on Twitter, it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to understand the danger posed by thousands of unvetted people, not to mention thousands of unvetted people who have demonstrated no concern whatsoever for our laws or sovereignty.
In fiscal year 2018, Customs and Border Protection apprehended 17,256 criminals, 1,019 gang members, and 3,028 special interest aliens from countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Somalia — all countries ravaged by Islamism. Additionally, Customs prevented 10 known or suspected terrorists from traveling to or entering the United States every day in fiscal year 2017.
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Bottom Line: YOU DON’T NEED A PICTURE OF A TERRORIST HOLDING UP HIS ISIS ID CARD TO UNDERSTAND THE INHERENT THREAT OF TERRORISM WITHIN CENTRAL AMERICAN MOBS. 
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Can PDT cut federal aid to the countries who failed us?

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PDT tweeted that because “Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the US,” we “will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.”
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It’s unclear where the administration will propose to make the cuts the PDT appears to be talking about and the White House has yet to elaborate.
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However, the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act prohibits the President from withholding — or impounding — money appropriated by Congress. What’s worse, Dims are actively working to ensure that PDT is hamstrung in this regard.
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New York Rep. Eliot Engel, the top Dim on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said today that his office has reached out to the Government Accountability Office to ensure that PDT does not violated the act.
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“Fortunately, Congress — not the President — has the power of the purse, and my colleagues and I will not stand idly by as this Administration ignores congressional intent,” Engel said in a statement.
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That’s pretty damn unfortunate, considering Congress’s “intent” seems to be to allow anyone in the world free rein to storm our borders anytime they choose. What a disgrace.
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The good news is, PDT has already worked with the GOP Congress to substantially reduce foreign aid to those and other countries throughout this year, notably after the first caravans began their trek to America.
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Under the Trump administration, there have already been significant cuts to foreign aid to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras — the three countries he mentioned today — and the administration plans to continue making cuts in fiscal year 2019.
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Will PDT declare a national emergency?

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It’s unclear exactly what executive action, if any, PDT will take following his tweet saying that he has “alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a national emergency.”
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Previous administrations have ordered troops to the southern border, and PDT issued a similar memo earlier this year ordering National Guard troops to be deployed south. The memo came around the same time another, smaller migrant caravan was moving toward the US through Central America.
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Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis, a spokesman for the Defense Department, released a statement saying “beyond the National Guard soldiers currently supporting the Department of Homeland Security on our southern border, in a Title 32, U.S. Code, section 502(f) duty status under the command and control of the respective State Governors, the Department of Defense has not been tasked to provide additional support at this time.”
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The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 makes clear that active duty military is not to be used for domestic policing purposes, but there have been a couple instances throughout history in which the executive branch used a provision to waive that restriction. President Reagan, in fact, used it to deal with a wave of Cuban refugees back in the 80’s. 
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Essentially, there has to be an exceptional case that requires support beyond what is normally required. While that is a subjective judgment, I think it’s well within reason to consider 7000-14000 people barreling toward our border an exceptional case. If the President of the United States can’t call a giant horde of foreigners marching toward our country waving a foreign flag an “invasion,” then what the hell can be?
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So will PDT declare a national emergency in order to waive the restrictions put in place by the PCA? He hasn’t yet. But he’d well within his rights to do just that.
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Big Picture:

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I wish I had better news, but the overall picture hasn’t really improved since last week.

Our detention centers are full and illegals are taking full advantage. They get their “notices to appear” in court, which are a joke, then are released into the interior of the country.

PDT is going to have to pull the trigger on some extreme measures if we’re going to stem the flow of invaders. That means he may have to close down the border as he’s threatened to do several times since taking office. That would mean massive economic losses for the duration of the closing, but I don’t really see any other way.

PDT says he is indeed sending “as many troops as necessary” to secure the border. I certainly hope he does.

We have to do something. The status quo has become national suicide.

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SAUDI UPDATE

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I suppose we’d better get the latest info on the Saudi murder investigation, since the Fake News has declared it to be the most important story of the past century.

PDT said today he is dissatisfied with Saudi Arabia’s explanation for the death of Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamist journalist Jamal Khashoggi, even after speaking to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

PDT said he has talked with MBS since Khashoggi’s death, but urged the kingdom to be more forthcoming about how WaPo’s resident Bin Laden apologist was killed.

“I’m not satisfied with what I’ve heard,” Trump told reporters at the White House. 

PDT also signaled that he wasn’t keen on the kingdom’s request to have one month to complete its full investigation into the killing.

“I think that’s a long time,” PDT said. “There’s no reason for that much.”

When asked what he felt about the proposed time extension, former government nerd Trey Vaught expressed indifference:

“What’s that? He’s not a US citizen and he’s aligned with terror networks that have been rivals of the Saudi royal family for decades? I really don’t care how they handle their own investigation. That’s their business. Our country can’t even secure our own border. Once we’ve safeguarded our own citizens, we can start worrying about other countries.”

Wow! Now THAT’S a breath of fresh air! We should elect that guy POTUS. Or at least subscribe to his blog.


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PDT vowed he would “get to the bottom of” Khashoggi’s death and said he would know more tomorrow after “top intelligence people” in Turkey return to the U.S. 

But he also stressed his reluctance to cancel or suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia, claiming that losing Saudi investments in the U.S. could cost 1 million jobs.

“I don’t want to lose all of that investment that’s being made in our country. I don’t want to lose a million jobs,” PDT said to the horror of coddled journalists who can’t imagine anything taking precedent over one of their Fake News buddies getting taken out by his rivals. 


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Faux Outrage in Congress

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It wouldn’t be a Monday without Congress pretending to be the conscience of America, all in an apparent attempt to annoy me to the point of madness.

The Swamp is mulling legislation to punish the Saudis for Khashoggi’s death, and yes, both sides of the aisle are on board. They can’t work together to perform their most basic task of securing our country, but undermining PDT on the world stage? Oh yeah, they’ve got plenty of bipartisanship in the tank to get that done.

Leading the way is everyone’s favorite undocumented Democrat, Jeff Snowflake:

“If you have an ally that you work with on certain things, you don’t want to disrupt that relationship. But we have to, we have to have some values,” Flake said to a political panel over in his natural habitat, CNN. “And speaking out against a regime if they’ve murdered a journalist, that ought to be an easy call.”

GEE, JEFF, I WONDER IF THAT’S WHY PDT HAS DONE EXACTLY THAT FROM THE BEGINNING. THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING YOU JUST SAID THAT PDT HASN’T DONE FROM THE ONSET, AND THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP WITH FOREIGN POLICY. PLEASE GO THE HELL HOME ALREADY.

Thankfully, Congress is out of town until mid-November so they’re limited in the damage they can do, but members of both parties are floating a range of potential options to crack down the Saudi government, from new financial penalties to ending arms sales and expelling Saudi diplomats. Reports are that behind-the-scenes discussions are ongoing.

Little person Rand Paul — who never misses an opportunity to say, “See! We need an 19th century foreign policy!” — said he has discussed with PDT his belief that we should end arms sales, but he expects the administration to keep trying to sell equipment to Riyadh.

“I think if we would get another vote now we could actually block them,” Paul told reporters today. “These sales will have to eventually be announced, but I think they’re going to try everything they can to avoid it in the middle of this outcry over the murder.”

The Senate has previously tried but failed to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Senators last year fell four votes short to advance a resolution that would block part of Trump’s $110 billion arms deal with the country.

But the number of senators in favor of blocking future arms sales appears to be growing in the wake of Khashoggi’s death. Several lawmakers who voted against last year’s failed resolution now say it should now be on the table.

#NeverTrump leader Ben Sasse (R-NE), who voted against the 2017 resolution, said yesterday that Saudi Arabia has “got a lot of explaining to do.”

“And I think everything should be on the table,” he added.

He was joined by Twinketoes Graham and Lil Marco Rubio. Graham said the murder was a deep “betrayal,” whereas Rubio remarked that it was “disrespectful to Trump [and] those of us who have supported the strategic alliance,” adding that it left PDT in “a terrible predicament.”

How benevolent of them to worry so much about PDT being done wrong. Maybe they can carry that newfound respect over to other pieces of legislation, like, say, devoting 0.25% of the federal budget to fulfilling the president’s main campaign promise and building the wall.

Ahhhh that’s right, their concern for PDT is a selective one.

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Big Picture:

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Who the hell knows where this thing is going, but I can tell you where it’s not going. The US/Saudi relationship is going to be seriously severed.

Yes, we’ve got some economic skin in the game, mostly in the form of weapons contracts. But we also need a counterbalance to Iran in the region. Heres the dill, pickle: the Saudis and Iranians are going to be mortal enemies regardless of what we do. And if we don’t proactively work with the Saudis on the Iranian problem, guess what they’re gonna do — you guessed it, build the bomb! Yes, a nuclear bomb. Because that’s exactly what Iran is trying to do, and if you think the Saudis will sit around and let that happen without getting one of their own, I have a Russian collusion story to sell you.

We can either use the arms race to our advantage by controlling the strategy (and putting Americans to work in the process), or we can listen to the old wise men in Congress, cut bait over something the Saudis have been doing as long as we’ve known them, and lose not only billions of dollars but a say in who has what weapons in the Middle East.

Yes, murder is bad. But some things are worse.

Hopefully, a grown-up will emerge to spell this out for the American public.

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL

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Writing day in and day out about the Trump news cycle can be very emotionally and psychologically taxing. That’s why when bad things happen to #CreepyPornLawyer Michael Avenatti, they must be savored, celebrated and documented for posterity.

Heartwarming stories such as these keep me going.

A Commiefornia judge has ordered Avenatti to pay a whopping $4.85 million to an attorney who worked at his former law firm, an order that holds the leading Dim presidential candidate (lol) personally liable in a lawsuit over back pay.

#YouHaveToPayYourEmployeesFolks #DoWeLoveOurEmployeesOrWhat #SoImportant

The Los Angeles judge ordered the payout the same day a separate ruling came down evicting Eagan Avenatti LLC from its office space in Southern Cal after four months of unpaid rent.

#WeHaveToPayOurRentFolks #DoWeHaveTheGreatestLandlordsOrWhat #SoImportant

In the case over back pay, LA Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin ruled that Avenatti personally guaranteed a settlement with attorney Jason Frank, who said Eagan Avenatti misstated its profits and that he was owed millions of dollars.

Avenatti was too busy booking appearances on CNN to attend today’s hearing and never filed arguments in the case.


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He told The Associated Press that Frank owes him and the firm $12 million “for his fraud.” He did not provide details of course — he never does — and declined to comment further. We don’t yet know whether Avenatti has filed any litigation in the matter against Frank, whose attorney said Frank doesn’t owe Avenatti a dime and that saying so is defamatory.

You hear that, Mikey? There’s a defamation suit that might not be thrown out of court! 

Avenatti can appeal the ruling but since he never filed arguments about why he shouldn’t have to pay the $4.85 million, any such effort would likely go nowhere, much like his presidential ambitions.

“He’s managed to delay this for ages,” said Frank’s attorney, Eric George. “At the end of the day, this is money that’s owed. No matter how you try to spin it, it comes back to the fact that he took money, it wasn’t his and now there’s a judgment saying it’s owed to my client.”

Frank had worked at Avenatti’s former firm under an independent contractor agreement and was supposed to collect 25% of its annual profits, along with 20% of fees his clients paid, court documents say.

“It’ll be important to keep an eye on him and sources of money that are coming in, see what his assets are, and take it from there,” George said.

Pro tip, George: You may want to wear gloves when examining that money, because a lot of those bills have been places you’d rather not go. Mikey is in deep financial trouble and Stormy is having to dance double shifts these days.


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Meanwhile, the gang-bang of bad news continued for Avenatti when Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Moss issued an order today terminating Eagan Avenatti’s lease from office space in Newport Beach and ordering the law firm to pay $154,000 for four months of back rent. No one appeared in court on behalf of the firm.

Today’s developments came five months after a U.S. bankruptcy court judge ordered the firm to pay Frank $10 million. The $4.85 million for which Avenatti is now personally liable is in addition to that judgment.

Oh man, the fun never ends.

In July, the DOJ accused Avenatti of making misrepresentations in the bankruptcy case and said his former law firm owed more than $440,000 in unpaid federal taxes.

Avenatti’s lawyer said at the time that the matter had been resolved. That was news to the DOJ, who insisted that settlement negotiations were continuing but the debt was still owed.

This latest ruling against Avenatti also comes a week after a federal judge dismissed Stormy’s idiotic defamation lawsuit against PDT, saying the president made a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch that Avenatti has released, which just happend to look exactly like Stormy’s ex-boyfriend.

It’s been one hell of a bad month for the porn lawyer.


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BIG PICTURE:

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MORE AMAZING NEWS!

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Well, almost.

An explosive device was found today in a mailbox at the Westchester County home of globalist terror funder George Soros.

A law enforcement official confirmed that the device was found near Soros’s home. The package didn’t reach its intended target, unfortunately, and bomb squad technicians “proactively detonated” it, the official said.

Federal and state law enforcement officials responded to the scene in Katonah, N.Y., a hamlet in the upscale town of Bedford in northern Westchester, after the Bedford Police Department received a call about a suspicious package at about 3:45 p.m.

“An employee of the residence opened the package, revealing what appeared to be an explosive device,” the police said in a statement. “The employee placed the package in a wooded area and called the Bedford police.”

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Sadly, Soros wasn’t home at the time and thus could not be there to suffer the blast.
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The police said they had turned the case over to the FBI, which have yet to release any details but are expected to be up in arms over the attempted assassination of their employer. In a tweet tonight, the bureau’s New York office said it was conducting an investigation “at and around a residence in Bedford” and that there was no threat to public safety.


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BIG PICTURE:

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Good try to whoever did it. Hopefully you can learn from the mistakes you made this time and complete the operation in the next iteration.

Can’t blame a guy (or girl) for trying!

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