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ACLJ Files 2 New Lawsuits Against Deep State DOJ and FBI Over Comey’s Sham Investigation and Uranium One Scandal

We’re once again taking on the deep state over both the sham Clinton investigation and the Uranium One scandal.

Yesterday, in response to what has become an all-too-familiar pattern and practice of failure by several federal bureaucratic agencies to comply with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements and answer the ACLJ’s FOIA requests as the law requires, we filed two new FOIA lawsuits in which we are asking a federal court to order the agencies to issue determinations and produce documents responsive to the ACLJ’s FOIA request.

The first lawsuit is against four agencies:

  1. Department of State
  2. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and
  4. U.S. Treasury Department.

In this suit, we are seeking to obtain documents concerning a decision by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) to transfer the U.S.’s controlling interest in Uranium One to the Russian state-owned ARMZ – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Russian nuclear giant, Rosatom.

As we reported last November, the U.S. transfer is highly suspect. Why would the Obama Administration approve a deal that would result in making Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and bring Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain? It is further reported that at the time CFIUS approved the deal:

  1. The FBI was investigating bribes, kickbacks and racketeering by the Russian conglomerate’s American subsidiary calculated to compromise contracts in the American nuclear energy industry and the Attorney General’s representative sat on CFIUS;
  2. Russian nuclear officials had reportedly given $145 million to the Clinton Foundation while then-Secretary Clinton’s representative sat on the CFIUS; and
  3. Then-Secretary Clinton’s husband received $500,000 from the Russian government for a speech in Moscow.

The ACLJ’s FOIA, and now the resulting lawsuit, seeks information that would shed light on this ill-advised—and, frankly, foolish—deal approved by CFIUS. Specifically, the information the ACLJ has demanded in its FOIA request will reveal just how much information the Obama FBI/DOJ provided to members of the CFIUS before its approval of the deal, as well as the validity of reports that Russia tried to bribe Hillary Clinton.

Just last week, an FBI informant involved in the controversial Uranium One deal (silenced under the Obama Administration and threatened with prosecution for sharing details regarding the Uranium One deal) gave a 10-page statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee, House Intelligence Committee, and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that APCO Worldwide – a global public affairs consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. – was hired by Russia in an effort to influence the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton. According to the informant, Russian nuclear officials “told [him] at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of its funds received from Russia to provide in-kind support for the Clintons’ Global Initiative.”  Specifically, in exchange for Russia’s payment of more than $3 million dollars, “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the US-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”

In light of this newly released information, the immediate release of the information sought by the ACLJ in its FOIA request is more important than ever – a fact that even the DOJ and the FBI have acknowledged. In an initial response to our FOIA request, the DOJ and FBI conceded that the information the ACLJ seeks is “a matter of widespread and exceptional media interest in which there exist possible questions about the government’s integrity which affect public confidence,” and should be released as soon as possible. The DOJ’s National Security Division further reiterated that there “is a particular urgency to inform the public about an actual or alleged federal government activity.” Despite these acknowledgments, the government – after more than three months’ time – has yet to produce any documents.

The ACLJ’s new lawsuit, because it will proceed under the supervision of a federal court, will prevent further delay by these agencies in responding to our FOIA request.

In our second lawsuit, the ACLJ demands documents long-overdue from the DOJ and FBI relating to the FBI’s investigation – under fired FBI Director James Comey – into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers and treatment of classified information.

As you might recall, late last year, the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained information, including the transcripts of FBI interviews of multiple witnesses in the investigation, which calls into question the objectivity of the FBI’s investigation. As the interviews revealed, Comey drafted his statement clearing Clinton as early as April or May – months before the FBI interviewed several key witnesses, including Clinton herself (who wasn’t interviewed until July 2 – days before Comey publicly announced his decision not to pursue criminal charges). In addition, the DOJ entered into “highly unusual” immunity agreements with key witnesses in the investigation, including Cheryl Mills (Clinton’s top aide) and Heather Samuelson (the aide tasked with going through the Clinton emails and deciding which should be made public and which deleted). It is reported that Mills and Samuelson agreed to allow the agency access to their computers in exchange for immunity – i.e. DOJ’s assurances that the findings of those searches would not be used against them.

We now know that early drafts of Comey’s statement announcing his decision not to pursue criminal charges against Hillary Clinton strongly indicated she had violated federal law by hosting and sharing top secret information on a private server.

To shed light on what appears – more and more – to be a sham investigation by the Comey-led FBI, the ACLJ’s FOIA request seeks several distinct categories of records, including:

  1. all records concerning or relating in any manner to the decision of the FBI declining to prosecute Hillary Rodham Clinton;
  2. all drafts of then-Director Comey’s statement closing the Clinton investigation, from his original draft in early 2016 to the final version;
  3. all records regarding Comey’s decision to close the Hillary Clinton investigation and not prosecute her;
  4. all “evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information” referenced by Comey in his statement on July 5, 2016;
  5. all records concerning the immunity agreements entered into between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and witnesses and/or subjects of the FBI’s Clinton investigation, including Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson; and
  6. all grand jury subpoenas obtained by the FBI to compel information from Hillary Clinton’s internet service providers.

While the FBI responded to the ACLJ’s request in October 2017 in what purported to be a final and complete response to the ACLJ’s request (simply directing the ACLJ to the FBI’s FOIA Library (The Vault) on the FBI’s public website), the ACLJ quickly determined that the FBI’s response was woefully inadequate. In fact, the documents on The Vault were responsive – at best – to only one category of documents requested (prior drafts of Comey’s statement). In addition, the documents contained inappropriate redactions by the FBI. Two  of the three emails from then-Director Comey posted on the Vault were entirely redacted. Dozens of other pages presumably relating to Comey’s draft statement were withheld in their entirety. Thus, the ACLJ appealed the FBI’s determination, but, predictably, the FBI/DOJ never responded to the ACLJ’s appeal.

In the lawsuit filed yesterday against the FBI and DOJ, the ACLJ challenges the adequacy of the FBI’s search for documents and asks the court, among other things, to (1) direct the FBI to perform an expedited, adequate search and produce all responsive records in its possession and (2) order that DOJ immediately respond to the ACLJ’s appeal.

We will continue to hold the deep state bureaucracy accountable.

Original article: Uranium One Scandal


The Unspoken Secret Behind America’s Decline by Ed Kugler

We live in historic times in America. The Left is in a full-scale war against a sitting President. Socialism is in vogue, thanks to Bernie Sanders. College campuses are social reeducation camps, and young Americans everywhere are sure life isn’t fair. Suddenly being offended, the current fad, is as popular as the Pet Rock used to be. Our descent to Third World status is reaching warp speed.

The people we elected to protect our rights, enforce our Constitution and keep us safe from our enemies are doing none of it. Instead, they vote themselves raises, pensions and exempt themselves from the very laws they enact upon we the people. A neighbor of mine growing up told me that if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. Our elected officials, the elite, who now rule us and pander to the world money men, think every problem in America has a legislative solution, their nail. The lawyers see more law as the solution to everything from healthcare to conducting a war or dealing with child abuse. So what is the unspoken secret, the root of the problem.

Bernie Sanders, a Socialist who would have been the Democrats selection for President albeit for some crooked politics, was sure it was more money and a government that takes care of everything. Is that the secret? In the past year, the Department of Health & Human Services, HHS, spent $1.1 Trillion on we the people. That is nearly $9,000 for every single citizen. The latest statistics show we have 41 million people on welfare. Are programs and money going to solve the problem? Based on results, apparently not?  The ‘war on drugs’ is working well.

How bad are the problems? A new Kindergarten teacher I talked with a year ago told me she found two little boys, who were missing from her class after recess, performing oral sex in the bathroom. And yes, it was at what the community considered to be one of the ‘good’ schools. What exactly will a new program do for this problem? More importantly, where did a Kindergarten student learn about oral sex? We can rule out President Clinton’s example since they’re too young. What happened to morals?

A few years back I was speaking to students at a local high school. The school invited me to come in and discuss the Vietnam War. They set me up in the library, with tables for the students, and cycled in about thirty at a time for three days. The school was 50% Native American. As each class entered, their teacher sat in the back, and all Native American students chose to sit on the floor, under the table with their backs to me. I looked at the teacher each time, some shrugged their shoulders, others looked away, and I went on. What happened to respect?

If you talk with teachers today, you’ll be horrified at what goes on in our schools. Elementary kids are showing up with no coats in the dead of winter, meals before, during and after school. Teachers are expected to be Mother, Father, and Cop. The Superintendents are much like our elite in Washington, staying far removed from the action and above the fray. We spend $112 billion a year on a Department of Education that is primarily responsible for adding more and more regulations that require more time for teachers and more money spent on non-teachers. America spends more money per pupil than any other country on earth, except Luxomberg, a tiny financial capital in Europe. We rank only average in the world in reading and science and below average in mathematics. What happened to American education?

How is all this working out for our kids? Our test scores are an indicator that the future may not be so bright. How do we treat our children in this new, fast-paced world of the future, full of equality at any cost and social justice as a vocation? We had 1.3 million homeless kids attending public school last year. At least they are in school, how many are there we don’t know. Do you know that in 2015 nearly five children died every day in America from child abuse? 80% are under three years of age. In 1998 that number was three killed per day, with over half abused more than once, and roughly 80% of those abused are by parents. I’ll stop there on the little ones; it only gets worse.

What happens to our kids as they age, outside of abuse that is. Do you know that young people 12-20 years old consume 11% of all alcohol sold in our great Nation? Over 11 teens die each day from alcohol, and over 550 teens visit the ER every day due to alcohol. 35% of 12th graders drink and 10% drink and drive. 8% of 8th graders drink and 4% of 8th graders admitted to binge drinking. And then there are drugs.

A recent survey says 3,300 new students try pot every day. Of course, the Left would have us believe it’s okay, legalize marijuana. According to Recovery Village, 10% of A students smoke pot while 48% of D & F students do. In their findings pot lowers your IQ by at least 8 points. Besides allowing you not to have to deal with the big bad world.

In studies on the availability of drugs in our schools, high school students across the country responded, 91% of those surveyed said pot was readily available, another 24% said prescription drugs were no problem, 9% said cocaine was available, and 7% knew where to get Excstacy. Our ‘social experiments by FDR & LBJ et al., don’t seem to be working?

So what is the unspoken secret? I think John Adams nailed it in 1778 when he said, “The foundation of national morality must be laid in private families. … In vain are Schools, Academies, and Universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years. The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children.” Mr. Adams could be talking about today. Another wise man many years ago said, “No success can compensate for failure in the home.” Therein lays the unspoken secret, the destruction of the family.

The home is the key to a stable nation and producing productive adults. The home is where you learn morals, values, and accountability. The destruction of the family began many years ago. The root of its beginnings and its sustaining energy today comes from the Left. Democrats, Progressives, Liberals, whatever they call themselves today, are bent on destroying the family? We need only look to the Democratically controlled cities of Washington DC, Detroit or Baltimore for shining examples of family destruction.

As I write this word comes in of another school shooting in Florida. Multiple casualties, several dead and the never ending question of why? There’s no easy answer to that one. I do know the root cause comes from the destruction of the family unit. The first school shooting was in the 18th century when Indians attacked a school. The 19th century saw 28 school shootings and the 20th century shootings were 226. So far, including the most recent Florida shooting, there have been 212 in the first decade and a half of the 21st century. At this rate there will be 1,642 school shootings in this century. It’s not the guns, they’ve always been around. It’s the madness that has become our society.

What is driving the assault on families? Many things but a look back to January 10, 1963, when these folks were then known as Communists, gives us a clue. On that date a wise member of Congress, Representative A. S. Herlong of Florida read into the Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 the then current Communist Party goals. There were 45 in all and the two below; I think you would agree, have been accomplished quite well.

Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

A loose coalition of communists, socialists, progressives, and Marxists have been chipping away from the inside out for many years. They have taken over the Democratic Party, most of the Republican Party and thanks to 8 years of Obama, the institutions that make up our federal government. Marxists control nearly every college campus in America and wield more than a small influence in our nations school system. It’s an ideology; the conspiracy is among the worlds elite money men.

The question at this point in the war, and we are at war, is what will you do about it now that you know. The secret is out. Every problem listed above is the result of the destruction of the family and the elimination of the Judea Christian values of our nation. There is no amount of money in the world that will solve the lack of moral fiber we now face. And morality cannot be legislated, in spite of the current wave of attempts from the Left. The time is now.

Henry David Thoreau once said, “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” Are you going to pick up your ax and strike at the root? Or are you going continue hacking at the leaves as you sit in front of the big screen? We still have freedom of choice in America; the choice is yours.

Not to be Served, But Serve

You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your servant — just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Jesus of Nazareth, Gospel of Matthew 20:25-28

ἐνδυναμόω (verb)

en-dü-nä-mo’-ō — From ἐν (G1722) and δυναμόω (G1412)

The KJV translates Strong’s G1743 in the following manner: be strong (3x), strengthen (2x), increase in strength (1x), enable (1x), be made strong (1x).

  1. to be strong, endue with strength, strengthen;

  2. to receive strength, be strengthened, increase in strength;

  3. in a bad sense: be bold, headstrong.

STRONGS NT – 1743ἐνδυναμόω

ἐνδυναμόωἐνδυνάμω; 1 aorist ἐνεδυναμωσα; passive (present imperative 2 person singular ἐνδυναμοῦ, 2 person plural ἐνδυναμοῦσθε); imperfect 3 person singular ἐνεδυναμοῦτο; 1 aorist ἐνεδυναμωθην; (from ἐνδυναμος equivalent to ἐν δυνάμει ὤν); to make strong, endue with strength, strengthenτιναPhilippians 4:131 Timothy 1:122 Timothy 4:17; passively, to receive strength, be strengthened, increase in strengthActs 9:22ἐν τίνι, in anything, 2 Timothy 2:1ἐν κυρίῳ in union with the Lord, Ephesians 6:10; with the dative of respect, τῇ πίστειRomans 4:20ἀπό ἀσθενείας, to recover strength from weakness or disease, Hebrews 11:34 R G; (in a bad sense, be bold, headstrong, Psalm 51:9 ( Ps. 52:9); (Judges 6:34 Alex.Ald.Complutensian1 Chronicles 12:18 Alex.Genesis 7:20 Aq.); elsewhere only in ecclesiastical writings).

Beyond Eden

725,324 days ago we got all the solutions to all the problems.

That equals 17,407,776 hours; or 1,044,466,560 minutes; or 62,667,993,600 seconds.

That’s right: 1,985 years, 10 months and 12 days ago we got all the answers to sexism, racism, slavery, imperialism, colonialism, totalitarianism, ecology and the environment, finance, government, society, justice, propriety, science, tradition, hope, joy, love, family, faith and all the rest.

Even War.

20 centuries later, we are only now beginning to realize the futurist gleam of the greatest life ever lived, and the great document that recorded that life: an entire testament dedicated just to you.

Despite what Disney and so many others would have you believe, these solutions are eternal. Why? Because at the core of all these injustices and errors — is Man and his endless generations.

And the core of Man is his heart.

No, not his mind — his heart.

Technology is born of science, and science can only master the material world simply because matter and energy cannot change their mind. Man can change his mind, yes, but his heart often seems far colder than his thoughts.

Exactly what “past” is it Disney is trying to get you to “move on” from?

  • Are you still wearing powdered wigs?
  • Still coming to work in a horse-drawn carriage?
  • Are you making all your clothes on a loom?
  • Lose a few beads on your abacus?
  • Broke a wooden wheel on your chariot?
  • Can’t figure out your butter churn?
  • Haven’t oiled your gladius in a while?
  • Having to write down your thoughts on parchment or lamb’s skin?

No, you’re not.

Everyone has already moved on from the past — that’s exactly why it’s called the “past.”

The Amish and all those Stone Age tribes in the Amazon (or anywhere else) have chosen to live in the past, but the present is certainly available to them.

No, there is only One Past so many want you to abandon simply because it is one thing that has survived to the present… and it will survive into the future.

Do you know why?

It is eternal.

Guess what a synonym for eternal is?


The past they want to destroy is indestructible and that is exactly why they are afraid of it.

And it is indestructible precisely because it is true.

So instead of trying to uproot this excellent part of our past — this singular inheritance, this unique love letter – why don’t we start living up to it?

All our problems (locally, nationally, globally) exist only because so many of us have not changed our hearts.

There is only one eternal image, one indestructible icon, you should be concerning yourself with.

Reject it, and you will remain trapped in the very wreckage of the world you so wish “someone, somewhere” could fix. And you will definitely find someone to blame, I can assure you. Of course, you’ll exonerate yourself.

As for Disney, I can assure you they will not fix it. Neither will Google nor Facebook repair it. Their profits are in line with their invasive and overbearing wills and desire the world remain separated from its indestructible past.

Well, that past is yours: eternal, indestructible, and true.

It is their past too. In fact, it belongs to everyone, but so many would rather shake their fists at an imaginary enemy than open their hand to new friends and family.

Put on this one image, this one icon, this Everlasting Man, and you will have Eden within the reach of your arm.

And everyone in Eden is family.

It’s the better deal.

It’s the better you.

Corespondenta Divina

My apologies in advance, but I am going to be blunt on this matter.

Many people claim God never speaks to them.

If an all-loving, all good Deity who is dedicated exclusively to truth, life, grace and compassion…

Doesn’t want to talk to you

Yeah, you might want to take a long, hard, good look at yourself.

Now the real answer:

A Father always talks to His children and your Father wants to chat with you.

Let him.

You literally have a manual
to help you with this.

Read it.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Your Creator

The whole universe and everything within it is God’s special love letter to you, me, and every other member of the human race. I have written about these love letters in previous web articles and in my book, Improbable Planet.1 Here are a few of my favorites with brief descriptions (most of the photos come from my nature excursions) and links for those of you who want to explore more fully the depths of God’s love:

1. Flowers: Flowers are not just for romance. Our very existence would be impossible without flowering plants. Without them we would lack the rainfall we need for global civilization. Without flowering plants Earth’s surface would be too hot for human existence. Without flowering plants there would be a catastrophic drop in the number of plants and other species Earth could sustain. We would lack the food we need. Flowers show us how carefully, generously, and beautifully God designed Earth and all its life for our specific benefit.2

2. Whales: Whales efficiently fertilize the photic zone of the world’s oceans, thereby greatly increasing the abundance of phytoplankton. This great abundance of phytoplankton sustains enormous stocks of fish that we are able to harvest for nutritious food. Furthermore, the great abundance of phytoplankton removes greenhouse gases from our atmosphere, which makes Earth’s surface cool enough for our existence.3 Whales also are fun for us to watch.

3. BeaversBeavers do not exist simply to supply warm fur coats. Through their building of dams and lodges, beavers are one of the most important producers of valley sedimentation, wetlands, and wet meadows. These beaver construction projects enhance both the diversity and abundance of plant and animal species. They also help purify and oxygenate our lakes, rivers, and waterways. Busy beavers benefit all life and model for us an outstanding work ethic.4

4. Sulfate-reducing bacteria: For the first three billion years of life’s history on Earth, only microbes existed. During that time, Earth’s habitats were too toxic for animals. Thanks to over two billion years of sulfate-reducing bacteria transforming soluble metals into insoluble metals, Earth’s surface became a safe environment for life, where for each metal the amount in soluble form became optimal for animals.5 The concentrated insoluble metal ores produced by the sulfate-reducing bacteria made possible the launch of metallurgy and our high-technology civilization.

5. Cryptogamic crusts: The vascular plants that we depend on to feed ourselves and our animals need nutrient-rich, well-conditioned soils. It took over a billion years of complex ecosystems of microbes known as biological soil crusts or cryptogamic crusts to transform the barren chunks of silicates that comprised Earth’s early continents into rich, conditioned soil that allow vascular plants to live and thrive.6 God showed his love for us in that he made our planet “dirty”—comprised of the just-right kind of dirt.

6. Sand: Sand is essential for maintaining the texture and moisture retention of terrestrial soils that advanced plants require.7 It is also crucial for sustaining our civilization and technology.8 Earth did not start out with sand. God’s hand is evident in shaping Earth’s formation and history to ensure that the planet continuously possesses just-right geophysical and geochemical processes operating at just-right rates, times, and places to create an abundance of sand.

7. Falling leaves: Plots with the greatest quantity of leaf litter receive the greatest enrichment of inorganic nitrogen and nitrates—the keys to forest growth and health. Too much leaf litter, however, prevents seeds from gaining access to the soil. The fine-tuned abundance of leaf litter in Earth’s forests speaks of thoughtful, intentional, loving design.9

8. Wildfires: These events keep the leaf litter from accumulating to too great a degree. Wildfires also deposit charcoal into the soil, an important nutrient, conditioner, and aerator to enable vascular plants to thrive. God designed Earth’s atmosphere and Earth’s vegetation to give us the optimal number and intensity of wildfires.10

9. Merging neutron stars: Nearly all of half the elements heavier than iron are manufactured when two neutron stars merge together to become a black hole.11 These elements include platinum, gold, palladium, thorium, and uranium. Thanks to thorium and uranium, Earth has continents and a magnetic field that protects us from solar and cosmic radiation. Thanks to platinum, gold, palladium, and other elements manufactured by merging neutron stars, we can enjoy high-technology civilization. God showed his love by exposing Earth to neutron star merging events when it was forming but kept Earth very far away from these events during the epoch of advanced life.

10. Mountains: The diverse and variable diet of herbivores, and consequently of carnivores, is significantly higher in mountainous forests than it is in flat lowland plains. One of Earth’s miracles is its abundance and extent of mountain ranges and volcanoes. These mountains play a crucial role in enhancing rainfall and species diversity and in providing spectacular scenery for us to enjoy.12

These are just ten of the billions of Valentine’s cards God has sent us through what he has created and designed in the realm of nature. How can we not see and be grateful for his surpassing love for us?

Original article: Happy Valentine’s Day from the Creator