IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT MASSACRE

Why hasn’t the pay for play scheme” under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, where foreign money was fed into the Clinton Foundation,not on the radar. The three impediments to what happened during the Clinton tenure regarding the uranium deal, Benghazi, email whitewash investigation by the FBI where no records were kept, interviews not taped and cell phones disposed of, Loretta Lynch going down on the tarmac when Slick Willie made her an offer she couldn’t refuse, the DNC GPS Fusion escapade paid by none other than Lock Her Up Clinton (WHAT DID OBAMA KNOW ABOUT THIS? WAS HE INVOLVED?) and last but not least the influence Huma Abedin had on Middle East policy, all leads us to Rod Rosenstein, Wray and Sessions. All shills for the Democrats. Trump must act now and fire Jeff Sessions, Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein.

Lets see what information is released today by the  internal investigation completed by Inspector General Michael Horowitz.

THE OBAMA LIE – SELLOUT TO THE MULLAHS PROVES HIS ALLEGIANCE TO ALLAH

Barack Hussein Obama, the fraudulent ex-president of the United States, a Muslim Brotherhood life member, hid from the American people and Congress the secret deals, the under the table schemes, the back door collusion and most of all the selling out the United States of America. These lies, deceptions and deceits are High Crimes and Misdemeanors and they placed America in great peril for the foreseeable future.

President Trump has spent valuable time in his pursuit to right the wrongs of Obama’s lies which undercut the safety of American citizens.  The Iran deal, which was not approved by Congress and never would have, was a traitor type of act. Now it is up to President Trump to right a wrong; one that should never have taken place.

The Mullah regime is hated by the majority of Iranians. Trump’s plan is to create the atmosphere for them to manifest their disdain for this illegal theocracy. Once critical mass is attained the revolt against tyranny will come full circle. This is the plan. Bring the Mullah trouble makers to their knees and they will beg for mercy. Will it happen? Time will tell.

We be that these Mullahs are watching the Singapore negotiations with their eyes peeled.

ALLEGATION: THE PRESIDENT INDULGES IN CLASS WARFARE – WHO IS HE? TRUMP

A president who believes in his own facts contrary to the reality on the ground is in most cases called out to be a megalomaniac; the actual intent is to inflame a segment of the population to revolt. We have seen this over and over again. A president who ostensibly defies judges and written law runs the risk of impeachment. Violating the constitution is not something you would expect from the president, but some defy the law with gusto. Causing riots by instigation of racial inequalities is a throw in your face take that. Standing with those who seek to divide us is anathema to a president expected to serve all. But that is not decorum, think violating tradition by executive order. Promoting military AWOL with verve.  This is the behavior one expects from a tyrant. Nominating justices to various courts with preconceived political agendas who ostensibly are over turned by higher courts. Continue to berate those who disagree limit the effectiveness of a dynamic administration. Consistently lying to the public can bring down ones credibility.

First off was the Professor Louis Gates controversy, secondly he George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin scuffle, thirdly was Michael Brown disobeying the the police to his detriment. The words of President Obama:

On July 16, 2009, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested at his Cambridge, Massachusetts, home by local police officer Sgt. James Crowley, who was responding to a 9-1-1 caller’s report of men breaking and entering the residence. The arrest initiated a series of events that unfolded under the spotlight of the international news media.

The arrest occurred just after Gates returned home to Cambridge after a trip to China  Gates found the front door to his home jammed shut and, with the help of his driver, tried to force it open. A local witness reported their activity to the police as a potential burglary in progress. Accounts regarding the ensuing confrontation differ, but Gates was arrested by the responding officer, Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley, and charged with disorderly conduct. On July 21, the charges against Gates were dropped. The arrest generated a national debate about whether or not it represented an example of racial profiling by police.

Regarding Professor Gates: On July 22, President Barack Obama said about the incident, “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that. But I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry; number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home, and, number three, what I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there’s a long history in this country of African Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately.

Obama on Trayvon Martin: The man acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin says President Obama amped up racial tensions by allowing a Justice Department investigation of him.

For him to make incendiary comments as he did, and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far over-stretched, over-reached,” George Zimmerman told his lawyer in a videotaped interview obtained by The Orlando Sentinel.

Zimmerman particularly criticized Obama for his comment that, if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.

And last but not least, Michael Brown; we have seen the store robbery video numerous times. Michael Brown was a two bit gang banker leveraging his huge size in pushing people around. The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri, a northern suburb of St. Louis. Brown, an 18-year-old African American, was a suspect in a “strong-arm” robbery of a convenience store. Brown was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, a 28-year-old white police officer in an encounter that took place a short distance away from the convenience store, several minutes after Officer Wilson received a radio alert which included a description of a suspect. Brown was accompanied by his friend Dorian Johnson who was 22.

Wilson said that an altercation ensued when Brown attacked Wilson in his police vehicle for control of Wilson’s gun until it was fired. Brown and Johnson then fled, with Wilson in pursuit of Brown. Wilson stated that Brown stopped and charged him after a short pursuit. In the entire altercation, Wilson fired a total of twelve bullets, including twice during the struggle in the car; the last was probably the fatal shot. Brown was hit a total of 6 times from the front.

On August 11, 2014, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a civil rights investigation into the incident.[44] A spokeswoman for the FBI’s St. Louis field office said the decision to open an investigation was not motivated by the protests and riots which had ensued.[45] Forty FBI agents went door-to-door looking for potential witnesses who may have had information about the shooting.[46] Additionally, attorneys from the Civil Rights Division and from the United States Attorney’s Office were participating in the investigation.[47]

On March 4, 2015, the federal investigation cleared Wilson of civil rights violations in the shooting. The investigation concluded there was no evidence upon which prosecutors could rely to disprove Wilson’s asserted belief that he feared for his safety, that witnesses who contradicted Wilson were not credible, that forensic evidence and credible witnesses corroborated Wilson’s account, and that the facts did not support the filing of criminal charges against Wilson. Credible witnesses did not support accounts that Brown had his hands up in surrender. He was not shot in the back. Forensic evidence showed he was moving toward Wilson. Numerous witnesses were found to have given accounts of actions they were unable to see from their vantage points, or to be recounting others’ accounts.

Obama tempered his words here: President Obama said the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American justice system that “stains the heart of black children.”

Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night, Mr. Obama said the death of Michael Brown “awakened our nation” to a reality that black citizens already understood.

“In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”

DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals who were brought to the United States illegally as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. Unlike the proposed DREAM Act, DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients. The policy was announced by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012.

In November 2014, Obama announced his intention to expand DACA to cover additional illegal immigrants. Although multiple states immediately sued to prevent the expansion, their attempt was ultimately blocked by the courts. The United States Department of Homeland Security rescinded the expansion on June 16, 2017, while continuing to review the existence of the DACA program as a whole. Plans to phase out DACA were initiated by the Trump Administration on September 5, 2017, allowing Congress six months to pass the Dream Act, which would provide the path to citizenship for Dreamers under DACA that Congress had originally intended.

Greisa Martinez, Policy and Advocacy Director, United We Dream: “Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department are the bullies. Their goal is to make sure not one more young immigrant is protected with DACA and to pass a mass deportation plan that must be stopped. That’s what our community is fighting against — attacks on immigrant youth and community members as well as people of color by the anti-immigrant bullies in the Trump administration.

With the Supreme Court essentially taking a hands-off approach to the debate, at least at this juncture, and leaving stand the ruling by U.S. District Judge William Alsup on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals it appears that things are somewhat in limbo: Trump had originally set March 5 as the end date for the DACA program. But Alsup’s injunction orders that new applications must be accepted indefinitely.

On the recommendation of Senator Barbara Boxer, Alsup was nominated to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California by President Bill Clinton on March 24, 1999. Alsup was confirmed by the Senate on July 30, 1999 on a voice vote and received commission on August 17, 1999.

President Trump’s effort to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could land on the Supreme Court’s docket in a matter of months, according to legal experts.

The court this week ignored the Trump administration’s request to bypass the appeals process, and rule immediately on whether a lower court can block it from winding down DACA, the Obama-era program that helped 700,000 illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. and work.

What does DACA do?

Among other things, it provides protection from deportation and offers work permits to about 800,000 young people, many who were brought to the this country by their families illegally. After the Trump Administration tried to kill the program, which threatened to trigger a forced emigration for Dreamers back the countries they had come from, lawsuits were filed by immigration activists and one of those arguments ended up before Judge Alsup last month.

There is no doubt that the DACA program executive order by Obama will be overturned by the Supreme Court. Stopped from being rescinded by Trump’s executive order by now by none other than a liberal judge. But in the end Obama’s executive order will be negated by the court. The President has the authority to determine who enters the United States.

Lying presidents fear the press, but some are immune. This is the case with one particular president who was give a free pass in many compromising situations. Agenda setting 5th estate has been active for years pressing the progressive agenda. 85% of correspondents are of the liberal bias. In stories they write about we often note their myopic view. For instance “President Barack Obama’s attempt at explanation has only fanned the flames of controversy over his campaign line, “If you like your health care, you can keep it.”

Presidential weekly address, Aug. 8, 2009: “Under the reforms we seek, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”

 Town hall in Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009: “Under the reform we’re proposing, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.”

The Fifth Estate is a socio-cultural reference to groupings of outlier viewpoints in contemporary society, and is most associated with bloggers, journalists publishing in non-mainstream media outlets, and the social media or “social license”. The “Fifth” Estate extends the sequence of the three classical Estates of the Realm and the preceding Fourth Estate, essentially the mainstream press. The use of “fifth estate” dates to the 1960s counterculture, and in particular the influential The Fifth Estate, an underground newspaper first published in Detroit in 1965. Web-based technologies have enhanced the scope and power of the Fifth Estate far beyond the modest and boutique conditions of its beginnings.

ONE THING IS CLEAR, ALL OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED ACTIONS OBAMA TOOK WERE ILLEGAL OR FLAT OUT LIES. THE PRESS GAVE HIM A FREE PASS. BUT BEWARE OF THE 5TH ESTATE WILL DO ALL IT CAN TO DE-LEGITIMIZE TRUMP.

Notice how the idea of one political party using the FBI to spy on another isn’t the constitutional crisis in the eyes of the media.

WE KNOW WHO THEY ARE. STAND UP FOR AMERICA!

When the end comes, it eventually will and it will not result in a peace treaty, but civil war. Those who think they have the right to muscle their way into the country will have their day in court. It won’t be pretty as our National Police Force (National Guard) will clear the violators who don’t believe in our unalienable right of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Those who are guilty of criminal trespass do not believe in laws, it is time that the justice comes down on them hard. 

CONSPIRACY IN THE MAKING! HUGO CHAVEZ CHANNELED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION – DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE

To guarantee the defeat of Donald Trump the FBI in coordination with the Democrat party infiltrated Trump’s campaign targeting individuals and Trump himself in order to hide the rogue DEEP STATE criminal activity. We all know what their plan was and is; we have seen it with liberal progressive judges superseding their authority, regulators and administrators writing regulations, rules and edicts stymieing individual freedom in violation of the Constitution. This has been going on for years and they, the Democrat liberal entrenched bureaucracy sought to keep it that way. The Swamp is deeper than we ever thought, but with evidence of such an “internal coup d’etat” coming forth by the day proves and substantiates that our Democracy was under siege.

The Obama Administration in stealth mode sought to undermine our Democracy. Surreptitiously they planted a mole in the campaign of Donald Trump. The mole, who has been outed, was to get dirt on dubious connections the Trump team had with Russians and other foreign governments. Then, under  the auspices of “cloak and dagger” their man would supply information to the FBI. How they did this was through a covert setup organized by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in coordination with the iconic sleuth organization.

The DNC paid an outfit named GPS Fusion who intern hired Richard Steele, a suspicious character if there ever was one. Using fake information, not verified, his pseudo intelligence was forwarded to the FBI. They in turn acted on it without verification; making arrests of small players and underlings who worked for Trump. Through it all these Democrat weasels spied on Trump Tower in a vain effort to propel “lock her up” Clinton onto the thrown. Appointing a special prosecutor with Democrat credentials is the last straw. We must halt this fishing expedition now. Fire Mueller, Rosenstein and Sesssions.

“This is just the beginning.”

– Former Trump aide Michael Caputo –

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Trump said Sunday he’d formally seek a Department of Justice probe into whether government agents surveilled the campaign for political purposes, and whether any such demands came from the Obama administration.

“Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president,” Trump tweeted Friday. “It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a ‘hot’ Fake News story. If true – all time biggest political scandal!”

Reports are there was indeed at least one FBI representative implanted, for political purposes, into my campaign for president. It took place very early on, and long before the phony Russia Hoax became a “hot” Fake News story. If true – all time biggest political scandal!

The question comes down to this, Americans voted for Trump, they knew what they were getting. He was elected to shatter the old ways of doing things; bringing in new thinking and vigor. Also, when electing Democrats we knew what would happen – socialistic policies across the board, pushing the envelope has hard as can be.
On the other hand Trump was an unknown quantity, but most of those who cast their ballot for him were anxious to see him take on the swamp. However, we must add, suppose a Maduro of Venezueala was running and elected over “Jail the Bird” and he initiated social systems akin to the Venezuealan swamp, no one and we repeat no one would be alarmed because that’s what they voted for. 
ADVICE TO TRUMP – “GO ROUGE – GO NUCLEAR” get your justices in place, laws passed and those who break the law jailed. 

JUDGE THIS

Presidents come and go, but Judges go on forever and death do us part. The opportunity presenting itself to the conservative aficionado is numerous indeed. Trump is hell bent on filling vacant court positions with strict constructionists in the mold of Anton Scalia. His opportunity just rose with the appointment of  Michael Brennan.  The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Mr. Brennan to a lifetime seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ― a vacancy that Republicans prevented President Barack Obama from filling for six years.

From the mouth of Mitch McConnell: “This is my top priority in the Senate,” McConnell told conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt last week. “By appointing and confirming these strict constructionists to the courts who are in their late 40s or early 50s … I believe we’re making a generational change in the country.”

As the month of May dissipates into June we are patiently awaiting the next Mother of All Opportunities, that being a replacement of one and maybe two Supreme Court Justices. Bader Ginsburg is slowly gasping down her last breaths and Justice Kennedy inferred that the time has come for him to step down. We can’t wait for the fisticuffs to begin.

NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN IMPLODES OBAMA’S LEGACY

What setting an agenda it is wise to bring the other side into negotiations. They may not want to compromise but realpolitik requires it. And Obama will not admit it, but the cause of him losing Congress and “lock her upthe election can be partly attributed to Obamacare. When the shoe is on the other foot a schism is in the realm of possibility – we are beginning to see the fissures; wider than those on the Big Island.

For instance Obamacare and the Nuclear deal with the Mullahs was a one sided affair. Obamacare was shoved down Americas throat, no negotiations with the Republicans but a quick “take this” and shove it where the sun don’t shine. We all know how Obamacare turned out – being eviscerated by the Trump administration. Its carcass lies waiting for the rest of the vultures to pick it clean. And don’t say we didn’t warn you on the Nuclear bargain. Obama didn’t go to Congress because they were dead set against it. So again the Muslim in Chief once again shoved it down our throats. And to boot he greased their skids with $150 billion. ENTER DONALD TRUMP.

 

President Trump is withdrawing the U.S. from the controversial Iran nuclear deal and imposing greater sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation, he said from the White House on May 8.

Calling the 2015 landmark accord “decaying and rotten,” Trump said the U.S. would “not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail” and promised to reinstate the highest level of sanctions on Iran. For months, Trump left open whether he would move to officially scrap the agreement or renegotiate it.

The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), had lifted most U.S. and international sanctions on Tehran as certain restrictions were placed on Iran’s nuclear program. The historic agreement was reached by Iran and several world powers, including the U.S., in 2015 under Barack Obama’s presidency.

Top Iran official says country will up $$$ on ballistic missile program after US exit from 2015 accord. 

The Iranians are good at threats, but they now face several dangers. Their execution of increasing the magnitude of the ballistic missile program faces several challenges – Israel, U.S. Saudi Arabia and others that are waiting in the wings.

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TIME TO RIGHT A WRONG

Back yonder the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to none other than President Obama, who by the way was an unknown quantity at that point in time, but for some reason which we all know, was the greatest sham of the century . To quote the committee, “has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.” Have you ever heard of a bunch of garbage? Obama condoned the development of nuclear weapons in North Korea. He gave Iran the key to nuclear development by the mullahs. His foreign policy decisions were the white flag ticket to the Russians, Turkey and Isis in Syria. Don’t forget the 400,000 killed in this conflict. Obama is responsible for this blood letting; there is more blood on his hands then the local butcher.

Soon we shall see the Iran agreement that Obama agreed to come full circle under President Trump. May 12 is the date to watch. Foreign policy expert, John Bolton now part of the Trump administration, is not fooled by words, but sees the action on the ground in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon as the long arm of Islamic terrorist organization known as the Revolutionary Guards spreading their hegemony across the Levant. However, he hasn’t turned a blind eye to eventual encounter Israel will have with Iran. Seal of the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution.svg

For sure we know that past is prelude; Israel took out a partially built Iranian nuclear reactor in 1981 – the same holds true for a partially built nuclear reactor site in Syria -constructed by the North Koreans. Israel cannot afford to see the spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Their defense establishment has the plans and operations ready at the get go to repeat the 1981 mission. This is not hyperbole, but it will be coming to a theater near you. Russia, will not sit idly by when the conflict goes full bore, we guarantee it. Along with the destruction of Iran’s nuclear capability, Syria will suffer a destruction of their military establishment too.

Mattis: Iran-Israel clash is close, but US military focus shifts out of Syria to Iraq

The dangers we face today are the result of Obama’s White Flag, he lived in a Utopian world made up of bad actors. The hoax here is that Obama was their point man. Obama, the man of peace as the Nobel Committee designated was not one at all, but a criminal perpetrator of war.

Do the right thing Nobel Committee, take back Obama’s Peace Prize and awarded it to President Trump.

DIAMOND AND SILK

Census to ask “are you a citizen.”

https://www.alipac.us/f13/diamond-silk-2020-federal-census-citizenship-question-357280/

Facebook reconsiders ‘unsafe for community’ tag on pro-Trump Diamond and Silk videos after Fox & Friends appearance

(click)Facebook is reconsidering classifying videos produced by Diamond and Silk, two of President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters, as “unsafe to the community” after the dynamic duo went on Fox News’ morning show asking why the embattled social media giant had labeled them as such.

In a statement to Fox News, a Facebook spokesperson said: “We have communicated directly with Diamond And Silk about this issue. The message they received last week was inaccurate and not reflective of the way we communicate with our community and the people who run Pages on our platform. We have provided them with more information about our policies and the tools that are applicable to their Page and look forward to the opportunity to speak with them.”

FOO = FACEBOOK

(click)Controversy continues to swirl around how the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from over 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and used it to target ads to individuals in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected president in 2016.

But a more serious case of apparent misconduct involves Facebook data going to a different presidential campaign – this time in 2012. In this case, which is getting far less attention, Facebook reportedly voluntarily provided data on millions of its users to the re-election campaign of President Obama.

 If true, such action by Facebook may constitute a major violation of federal campaign finance law as an illegal corporate campaign contribution. The matter should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission – an agency I am quite familiar with, because I served as one of its commissioners from 2006 to 2007. The commission enforces campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections.

A federal law bans corporations from making “direct or indirect” contributions to federal candidates. That ban extends beyond cash contributions to “any services, or anything of value.” In other words, corporations cannot provide federal candidates with free services of any kind. Under the Federal Election Commission’s regulations, “anything of value” includes any “in-kind contribution.”

Whether or not the Obama campaign and Facebook violated this ban is an open question. It should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission and potentially the U.S. Department of Justice.

For example, if a corporation decided to offer a presidential candidate free office space, that would violate federal law. Corporations can certainly offer their services, including office space, to federal campaigns. But the campaigns are required to pay the fair market value for such services or rental properties.

According to Carol Davidsen, the former media director for Obama for America, Facebook gave the 2012 Obama campaign direct access to the personal data of Facebook users in violation of its internal rules, making a special exception for the campaign. The Daily Mail, a British newspaper, reported that Davidsen said on Twitter March 18 that Facebook employees came to the campaign office and “were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.”

The type of data that the Obama campaign was mining from Facebook is a more sophisticated version of the type of data that has long been provided by professional direct mail marketers – something pioneered by Richard Viguerie. Viguerie, for example, has detailed personal data on “12 million conservative donors and activists” to whom his company sends letters and emails on behalf of his clients. He provides information to campaigns looking for votes and money, and to nonprofit and advocacy organizations raising funds.

Political campaigns must pay for these services. Under a Federal Election Commission regulation, giving a mailing list or something similar to a campaign is considered an “in-kind contribution.”

So if Facebook gave the Obama campaign free access to this type of data when it normally does not do so for other entities – or usually charges for such access – then Facebook would appear to have violated the federal ban on in-kind contributions by a corporation. And the Obama campaign may have violated the law by accepting such a corporate contribution.

What about the story currently in the news about Cambridge Analytica using Facebook data for the Trump campaign? The important legal distinction may be in the way the data were obtained. Fox News reported that the Trump campaign hired Cambridge Analytica to do political research on voters and reportedly to “help the campaign target specific voters with ads and stories.”

The real controversy now involving the Trump campaign deals with exactly how Cambridge Analytica obtained the data it used for the campaign. A CNBC report says that Cambridge Analytica bought the data from Aleksandr Kogan and his company, Global Science Research, which obtained the data through an app and a psychological test taken by Facebook users.

The amounts paid by the Trump campaign to Cambridge Analytica for its services – and the use of the Facebook data – are listed in its spending reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. This proves that the Trump campaign paid for services in the same way that campaigns routinely hire and pay direct mail marketers. So the Trump campaign did not get an illegal corporate contribution from Cambridge Analytica or Facebook when it received free access to very valuable data.

Whether or not Global Science Research and Cambridge Analytica violated any Facebook rules regarding this data is not the responsibility of the Trump campaign. From the standpoint of federal campaign finance law, the Trump campaign met its obligation to pay for and report this spending and did not violate the ban on corporate contributions.

However, whether or not the Obama campaign and Facebook violated this ban is an open question. It should be investigated by the Federal Election Commission and potentially the U.S. Department of Justice. The commission handles most routine violations of the law, which are civil matters. The Justice Department is responsible for investigating knowingand intentional violations of the law, which are criminal matters.

Although the statute of limitations may have already run out on this conduct by the Obama campaign, one thing seems certain: Carol Davidsen’s admissions should provide a sufficient basis for opening a federal investigation of what may have been a serious violation of the law by the Obama campaign.

DEMOCRATS HANG WITH FARRAKHAN

Liberal leaders called out for ties to Nation of Islam chief

More than a week after Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan delivered a blistering speech in Chicago in which he said “powerful Jews are my enemy” and “white folks are going down,” calls are growing louder for Democratic leaders and Women’s March founders with ties to denounce him or step down.

Among those in the line of fire are several members of Congress and Women’s March co-chairwoman Tamika Mallory, who attended the Nation of Islam’s national convention late last month, There, Farrakhan delivered the controversial address and Mallory, who has expressed admiration for him in the past, posted Instagram photos from the Chicago event.

“Here’s the problem: Farrakhan does have an audience and still has widespread popularity among his devoted followers,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, wrote in a blog published on Thursday. “Because of Farrakhan’s reach and influence and his broad name recognition and something like celebrity status, some public officials, politicians and hip-hop entertainers are still willing to meet with him, still willing to have their pictures taken with him.

They seemingly have a blind spot when it comes to his anti-Semitism,” he added.

President Obama was recently criticized when a photograph of him with Farrakhan, taken before his 2008 election, surfaced. The photographer said he buried the picture on orders from tthe Congressional Black Caucus, which believed it would hurt Obama’s election chances.

Seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus have had ties with Farrakhan, according to The Daily Caller, which said it had reviewed videos and witness accounts to create the tally.