Created by R.D. on August 29, 2017
David M. Hardy, FBI records section chief, told Ty Clevenger, that he sufficiently demonstrated that the public’s interest in disclosing (Hillary’s FBI records relating to her personal secret server email investigation) outweighed personal privacy interests. With this petition, we will show the Executive branch that there is more than enough public interest in releasing all FBI records pertaining to this case. Hillary Clinton was protected by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey during the email “investigation”. Hillary has continued to echo Russian interference in the 2016 election and releasing these records should help clear the air on this matter. President Trump should compel the FBI to release to the public all records related to this investigation.
“After consultation with my generals and military experts please be advised that the United States government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military.
Hooray, we just got some victory! President Trump’s protection ban will be able to be implemented, minus a couple of details. It may sound like a partial reason to celebrate, but hey, this is just the first round.
The arguments will be heard by the court during the Supreme Court’s first session in October.
The Court appears to recognize the President’s broad authority to limit travel to the US by those who have no direct ties to the US.
“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security. It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective,” the president said in a statement.
The the order will take a direct hit on those who are less likely to have connections to the United States.
Three justices — Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch — said they would have allowed the entirety of Trump’s travel ban to take effect while the court mulls the case.
The people admitted to U.S. universities or hired previously for work by American businesses may be exempt from Trump’s new visa restrictions, the justices concluded. Individuals having a close familial relationship is required.
“Today’s compromise will burden executive officials with the task of deciding — on peril of contempt — whether individuals from the six affected nations who wish to enter the United States have a sufficient connection to a person or entity in this country,” Thomas wrote, adding that it also would invite more litigation.
It’s not clear what action from Trump would be needed for parts of the directive to take effect.
Trump’s March directive said the visa ban would last 90 days and the refugee halt would run for 120 days. After the lower court injunctions, Trump issued a memo saying that no blocked part of his directive takes effect until “72 hours after all applicable injunctions are lifted or stayed with respect to that provision.”
“To avoid any confusion, the presidential memorandum issued last week will likely be amended to include a discussion of the waiver and reissued,” said Paul Virtue, a partner at law firm MayerBrown and former chief counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals turned down the Trump administration’s initial request to lift the injunction.
“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter earlier this month. It is apparent that the President tried to comply with the 9th Court, but in so doing, they reneged on their request and turned him down.
The rewritten order Trump signed March 6 removed Iraq from the list of seven countries targeted for a 90-day suspension of visa issuance, leaving Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The 120-day halt to refugee admissions remained essentially the same.
Earlier this month, a three-judge 9th Circuit panel also ruled against the revised executive order, but it did so on the narrower ground that Trump hadn’t met the standards Congress set out in law to take the sorts of steps he did. The three judges — all Clinton appointees — left in place the core of the Hawaii judge’s injunction barring
The 9th Circuit did rein in the injunction issued out of Hawaii, giving the Trump administration the go-ahead to move forward with vetting studies and other internal reviews that are required under the presidential directive.
Trump’s more informal public statements about the litigation, often delivered through Twitter, have frequently complicated or undermined the arguments elite Justice Department attorneys were mustering in court to defend the travel ban.
Trump’s reference last month to the revised executive order as a “watered down, politically correct” version of the first undercut the federal government’s position that the revised directive was essentially independent of the first one and lacked any taint of religious discrimination that some saw in the earlier order.
The president’s statement also seemed to bolster critics’ arguments that the March order was indeed a version of the Muslim ban he promised during the campaign.
And Trump’s repeated use of the phrase “travel ban” to describe his orders seems to be at tension with Justice Department arguments that the actions did not amount to a complete change in government policy but only a “temporary pause” in travel while officials shore up the process for checking the backgrounds of those seeking to come to the United States.
1) The US must drastically reduce its emissions now, but China and India, the biggest polluters in the world, can continually increase their emissions to 2030 at which time they may or may not agree to comply with the agreement.
2) India, before it makes up it’s mind, demands to be paid 2.5 trillion dollars.
3) The US has to reduce our coal production. China and India does not and can increase it.
4) Russia can actually increase its emissions by 50%.
5) The US along with the rest of the developed world, have to pay hundreds of millions dollars into the United Nation’s climate fund with no guarantees that any other nation would do it. Given their existing track record with NATO and the UN, don’t expect that to happen.
How does this benefit the United States?
The above described agreement isn’t a contractual agreement, but it is a rape of the United States workers and taxpayers.
When China and India get serious about reducing carbon emissions, then maybe we could work some sort of fair deal. Meanwhile, I suggest they start with cleaning up New Dehli and Beijing.
Author: Diana Milligan
Seems the former FBI director threw a “stick of dynamite” into the Department of Justice, and committed “atrocities” in his handling of the Clinton email saga, so said White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Accusations were denied that Trump put the Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein up to recommending the firing. Sanders said, Rosenstein actually recommended the firing on Monday while he was in a meeting with Trump. “I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails,” Rosenstein wrote in his letter to Trump, “and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken. Almost everyone agrees that the director made serious mistakes; it is one of the few issues that unites people of diverse perspectives.” Though President Trump told reporters on Wednesday that the decision came because Comey “was not doing a good job.” Democrats decided to use this firing as another way to attack the President. They surmise that the firing is related to the FBI’s investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. This is ridiculous because after months of investigation, nobody has found any such link. The Democrats using the Liberal News Media to spread decisiveness has created this scenario which has been totally unfounded. During the Press Briefing, Sanders said that since Trump’s election, he had been considering letting Comey go and that there had been “an erosion of confidence,” but obviously, the final straw for Rosenstein and Trump was Comey’s testimony last week before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Sarah added that Comey’s testimony proved that he had committed atrocities in circumventing the chain of command at the Department of Justice and then she said he had thrown a “stick of dynamite” by going around then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in calling a press conference in July 2016 to announce his recommendation not to press charges against Clinton. Then all a sudden a reporter argued at the briefing, that there was little in Comey’s testimony that was not already widely known, Sanders answered and said it was the first time Comey had “publicly and openly” made clear how Comey had handled the probe. It was exciting to watch Sanders taking a shot at the Democrats for complaining about how the President fired Comey. She said it was the “purest form of hypocrisy” because of their many past criticisms concerning Comey. Just a week ago Hillary blamed him for costing her the election. You would have thought the Democrats would have rejoiced. That was Sander’s thoughts too and she shared it.
Want a list of President Trump’s Executive orders since he has been president? Here you go, the Executive Orders in the first 100 days of Presidency:
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies – The memorandum orders a freeze on all nonemergency regulations being registered pending review by the administration.
Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal – Executive departments were given authority to stop the collection of fees related to the Affordable Care Act.
Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Hiring Freeze – A freeze was announced for all civilian federal employees in executive departments. The White House wants a reduction in the federal government’s work force through attrition.
Presidential Memorandum Regarding Withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Agreement – The statement withdraws the U.S. from TPP negotiations.
Presidential Memorandum Regarding the Mexico City Policy – The memorandum cuts funding for agencies that provide abortions overseas.
Presidential Memorandum Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing – The order speeds up “expedited reviews of and approvals for proposals to construct or expand manufacturing facilities and through reductions in regulatory burdens affecting domestic manufacturing.”
Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline – “I believe that construction and operation of lawfully permitted pipeline infrastructure serve the national interest,” the memorandum stated. The Army Corps of Engineers declined to grant an easement for the project.
Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline – TransCanada is invited to resubmit its application to build the pipeline that had been rejected by Obama’s State Department in 2015.
Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects – The order directs agencies to “streamline and expedite” environmental reviews and approvals for their projects.
Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines – The Secretary of Commerce was directed to make sure materials use in pipelines are made in the U.S.
Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements – Trump signed actions in support of a border wall with Mexico.
Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States – Trump threw down the gauntlet, saying that “sanctuary cities” will lose federal funding.
President Trump Releases National School Choice Week Proclamation – The week, from Jan. 22 through Jan. 28, is designed to draw attention to school choice, including charter schools.
Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States – The order suspends the refugee program for 120 days to review the vetting process and blocks visa and green-card holders from seven countries. (Note: A copy of the executive order has yet to be released on whitehouse.gov.)
Executive Order: Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees – The order restricts those working for executive government departments from lobbying after their government work is complete, including a five-year ban on lobbying the department in which they worked, a ban on lobbying for foreign governments and a ban on accepting gifts from lobbyists.
Presidential Memorandum Organization of the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council – The memorandum directs the organizing of a system for national security policy development and decision-making.
Presidential Memorandum Plan to Defeat the Islamic State of Iraq – The memorandum directs his administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS.
President Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order Concerning Extreme Vetting – Trump defends his recent “extreme vetting” order as being needed for national security and said it’s not a Muslim ban.
Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs – White House called the directive a “one in, two out” plan, requiring government agencies with new regulations to identify two regulations they will cut from their own departments. The order specifically targeted small business regulations, but it was unclear how the action would be implemented.
Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System – Among the principles detailed, the administration financial policy should prevent taxpayer-funded bailouts, “empower Americans to make independent financial decisions,” and more rigorous analysis of the impact of regulations.
Presidential Memorandum on Fiduciary Duty Rule – Trump signed executive actions taking aim at financial regulations in the wake of the 2008 stock market crash – the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial overhaul, as part of his war on federal regulations.
Providing an order of succession within the Department of Justice – The order designates an order of succession if the Department of Justice leadership become incapacitated or are otherwise unable to serve.
Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety – With an stated intention of reducing crime, the executive order announced a task force on public safety.
Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers – The order aims to evaluate and suggest further legislation to buttress the safety of law enforcement.
Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking – The order intends to maximize coordination among federal agencies to “thwart transnational criminal organizations.” The order creates a Threat Mitigation Working Group co-chaired by the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence, or their designees.
On enforcing the regulatory reform agenda – The order directs federal agencies to start an evaluation of regulations, designating a “regulatory reform officer” within 60 days in order to “lower regulatory burdens on the American people by implementing and enforcing regulatory reform.”
A review of the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule – The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Assistant Secretary) were directed to review the rule, including the definition of “Navigable Waters” in future rulemaking.
White House initiative to promote excellence and innovation at historically black colleges and universities – Among other goals, the initiative on HBCU’s is designed to “foster more and better opportunities in higher education; strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide the highest-quality education; provide equitable opportunities for HBCUs to participate in Federal programs.”
New travel ban – Among the changes, the revised travel ban removes Iraq from the list of countries affected and removed green card holders and people who already have visas from the banned list.
Reorganizing executive branch – According to the executive order, the head of each agency must submit a plan to reorganize their agency to improve effectiveness within 180 days.
Revocation of contracting executive orders – The order nullified three Obama-era executive orders related to contracting.
Executive order unraveling Obama climate change measures – Titled “promoting energy independence and economic growth,” the executive order suspends, rescinds or targets for review several Obama-era measures, including the Clean Power Plan, in an effort to boost fossil-fuel energy production.
Anti-drug abuse commission formed – The president established the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading the commission.
‘Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits’ – The order cracks down on what Trump termed as trade abuses, directs officials to identify trade decisions that contribute to the trade deficit.
‘Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws’ – The order targets countries that subsidize products so that they can be sold below-cost.
DOJ order of succession – The order rescinds the Feb. 9 order, providing for different U.S. attorneys to take over if DOJ leadership should not be able to perform their duties.
‘Hire American, Buy American’ – Trump’s executive order directs the federal government to “maximize, consistent with law, through terms and conditions of Federal financial assistance awards and Federal procurements, the use of goods, products, and materials produced in the United States,” as well as “to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad.”
‘Steel dumping’ – Trump ordered an investigation by the Secretary of Commerce on the impact of foreign “steel dumping” on national security and industry.
Examining Dodd-Frank – Two execution actions target aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, one related to the liquidation of failing firms. A second is to determine which non-bank firms are “too big to fail.”
Tax reform – An executive order directs the Secretary of the Treasury to identify ways to reduce “regulatory burdens” on taxpayers.
‘Rural prosperity’ executive order – The executive order creates an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to promote American agriculture.
National monument review – The executive order directs the Secretary of the Interior to review national monuments of 100,000 acres of more designated after 1996. A dozen monuments fall under this designation, including Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah.
Education – The executive order authorizes the Secretary of Education to review all department regulations to make sure states rights in education are protected.
VA – The president signed an executive order to create an accountability agency for Veterans Affairs.
Aluminum imports – The president signed an executive memorandum giving the Secretary of Commerce the authority to investigate the effect of imported aluminum on national security.
Offshore drilling – Trump signed an executive order to expand offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.