The U.S. actually sat down and negotiated with these Iranian thugs.
A top Iranian military leader warned on Monday that Iran is plotting strikes outside of its own borders and will even go "beyond the seas" to carry out attacks on those it perceives as enemies, statements that further highlight Iran's clandestine operations inside the United States and in Europe.
"We warn the enemies of the Islamic Revolution that if they make an aggression against the Islamic Iran, we will chase and punish them not only outside the borders but also beyond the seas," General Yahya Rahim Safavi, a top aide to Iran's Supreme Leader, was quoted as saying on Monday in remarks in Tehran.
The comments come just days after Iran's Revolution Guard Corps, or IRGC, launched a missile strike in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Iran has promised further strikes in that country.
Safavi's rhetoric also comes on the heels of the arrest of two Iranians in the United States who were accused of plotting terror attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets. U.S. officials have warned that Iran's spy operations expand far beyond its borders and that the Islamic Republic has the capability of launching terror strikes across the region and even the globe.
Every time you hear threats like that from Iran, you should remind yourself who enabled those threats by releasing tens of billions of dollars of Iranian assets that now allow Tehran to carry out attacks beyond its borders.
Some call it treason. I call it simple naivete and stupidity. Obama actually believed that being nice to the Iranians and negotiating with them as if they were a legitimate government would moderate their behavior. It seems fantastic that anyone with two brain cells working would think that, but apparently, this is the case.
Citizens, be of good cheer. Our FBI and Justice Department are on the job, faithfully fulfilling their oath to uphold the Constitution by discharging their responsibilities in a professional, non-partisan manner, ignoring any possible political bias in pursuit of the truth.
Someone get me a barf bag.
Newly released text messages and documents obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveal that senior members of the FBI and Department of Justice led a coordinated effort to leak unverified information to the press regarding alleged collusion with Russia to damage President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a letter sent by the committee to the DOJ Monday.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-NC, sent the letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein saying a “review of the new documents raises grave concerns regarding an apparent systemic culture of media leaking by high-ranking officials at the FBI and DOJ related to ongoing investigations.”
The review of the documents suggests that the FBI and DOJ coordinated efforts to get information to the press that would potentially be “harmful to President Trump’s administration.” Those leaks pertained to information regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrant used to spy on short-term campaign volunteer Carter Page.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but leaking information from a FISA court is a crime.
The letter lists several examples:
April 10, 2017: (former FBI Special Agent) Peter Strzok contacts (former FBI Attorney) Lisa Page to discuss a “media leak strategy.” Specifically, the text says: “I had literally just gone to find this phone to tell you I want to talk to you about media leak strategy with DOJ before you go.”
April 12, 2017: Peter Strzok congratulates Lisa Page on a job well done while referring to two derogatory articles about Carter Page. In the text, Strzok warns Page two articles are coming out, one which is “worse” than the other about Lisa’s “namesake”.” Strzok added: “Well done, Page.”
Of course, this is a non-story for most of the media. So is the fiction that the FBI and Justice Department officials are too "professional" to allow their political biases to influence their actions.
Nothing these people have done surprises me anymore.
I feel like I am one of the last people on the internet to have picked up on this, but in case you weren't already aware, actor Randy Quaid has been providing a unique service every day by acting out President Trump's colorful tweets.
Here's today's effort:
Quaid explained why he was doing the tweet performances here:
Here's one of my favorites:
And, oh my gosh -- this is just -- wow!
Are you not entertained?
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