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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

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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?

Indestructible.

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.

King Leir & His Three Daughters

King Leir once ruled in this land
With princely power and peace,
And had all things with hearts content,
That might his joys increase.
Amongst those things that nature gave,
Three daughters fair had he,
So princely seeming beautiful,
As fairer could not be.

So on a time it pleas’d the king
A question thus to move,
Which of his daughters to his grace
Could shew the dearest love:
“For to my age you bring content,”
Quoth he, “then let me hear,
Which of you three in plighted troth
The kindest will appear.”

To whom the eldest thus began:
“Dear father, mind,” quoth she,
“Before your face, to do you good,
My blood shall render’d be.
And for your sake my bleeding heart
Shall here be cut in twain,
Ere that I see your reverend age
The smallest grief sustain.”

“And so will I,” the second said;
“Dear father, for your sake,
The worst of all extremities
I’ll gently undertake:
And serve your highness night and day
With diligence and love;
That sweet content and quietness
Discomforts may remove.”

“In doing so, you glad my soul,”
The aged king reply’d;
“But what sayst thou, my youngest girl,
How is thy love ally’d?”
“My love” (quoth young Cordelia then),
“Which to your grace I owe,
Shall be the duty of a child,
And that is all I’ll show.”

“And wilt thou shew no more,” quoth he,
“Than doth thy duty bind?
I well perceive thy love is small,
When as no more I find.
Henceforth I banish thee my court;
Thou art no child of mine;
Nor any part of this my realm
By favour shall be thine.

“Thy elder sisters’ loves are more
Than well I can demand;
To whom I equally bestow
My kingdome and my land,
My pompal state and all my goods,
That lovingly I may
With those thy sisters be maintain’d
Until my dying day.”

Thus flattering speeches won renown,
By these two sisters here;
The third had causeless banishment,
Yet was her love more dear.
For poor Cordelia patiently
Went wandring up and down,
Unhelp’d, unpity’d, gentle maid,
Through many an English town:

Untill at last in famous France
She gentler fortunes found;
Though poor and bare, yet she was deem’d
The fairest on the ground:
Where when the king her virtues heard,
And this fair lady seen,
With full consent of all his court
He made his wife and queen.

Her father, old King Leir, this while
With his two daughters staid;
Forgetful of their promis’d loves,
Full soon the same decay’d;
And living in Queen Ragan’s court,
The eldest of the twain,
She took from him his chiefest means,
And most of all his train.

For whereas twenty men were wont
To wait with bended knee,
She gave allowance but to ten,
And after scarce to three,
Nay, one she thought too much for him;
So took she all away,
In hope that in her court, good king,
He would no longer stay.

“Am I rewarded thus,” quoth he,
“In giving all I have
Unto my children, and to beg
For what I lately gave?
I’ll go unto my Gonorell:
My second child, I know,
Will be more kind and pitiful,
And will relieve my woe.”

Full fast he hies then to her court;
Where when she heard his moan,
Return’d him answer, that she griev’d
That all his means were gone,
But no way could relieve his wants;
Yet if that he would stay
Within her kitchen, he should have
What scullions gave away.

When he had heard, with bitter tears,
He made his answer then;
“In what I did, let me be made
Example to all men.
I will return again,” quoth he,
“Unto my Ragan’s court;
She will not use me thus, I hope,
But in a kinder sort.”

Where when he came, she gave command
To drive him thence away:
When he was well within her court,
(She said) he would not stay.
Then back again to Gonorel
The woeful king did hie,
That in her kitchen he might have
What scullion boys set by.

But there of that he was deny’d
Which she had promis’d late
For once refusing, he should not,
Come after to her gate.
Thus twixt his daughters for relief
He wandred up and down,
Being glad to feed on beggars’ food
That lately wore a crown.

And calling to remembrance then
His youngest daughters words,
That said, the duty of a child
Was all that love affords—
But doubting to repair to her,
Whom he had ban’sh’d so,
Grew frantic mad; for in his mind
He bore the wounds of woe.

Which made him rend his milk-white locks
And tresses from his head,
And all with blood bestain his cheeks,
With age and honour spread.
To hills and woods and watry founts,
He made his hourly moan,
Till hills and woods and senseless things
Did seem to sigh and groan.

Even thus possest with discontents,
He passed o’er to France,
In hopes from fair Cordelia there
To find some gentler chance.
Most virtuous dame! which, when she heard
Of this her father’s grief,
As duty bound, she quickly sent
Him comfort and relief.

And by a train of noble peers,
In brave and gallant sort,
She gave in charge he should be brought
To Aganippus’ court;
Whose royal king, with noble mind,
So freely gave consent
To muster up his knights at arms,
To fame and courage bent.

And so to England came with speed,
To repossesse King Leir,
And drive his daughters from their thrones
By his Cordelia dear.
Where she, true-hearted, noble queen,
Was in the battel stain;
Yet he, good king, in his old days,
Possest his crown again.

But when he heard Cordelia’s death,
Who died indeed for love
Of her dear father, in whose cause
She did this battle move,
He swooning fell upon her breast,
From whence he never parted;
But on her bosom left his life
That was so truly hearted.

The lords and nobles, when they saw
The end of these events,
The other sisters unto death
They doomed by consents;
And being dead, their crowns they left
Unto the next of kin:
Thus have you seen the fall of pride,
And disobedient sin.