Walk Like An Egyptian

An American citizen who was imprisoned in Egypt for three years has been released after pressure was applied by the Trump administration.

An Egyptian American charity worker who was imprisoned in Cairo for three years and became the global face of Egypt’s brutal crackdown on civil society returned home to the United States after the Trump administration quietly negotiated her release.

President Trump and his aides worked for several weeks with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to secure the freedom of Aya Hijazi, 30, a U.S. citizen, as well as her husband, Mohamed Hassanein, who is Egyptian, and four other humanitarian workers. Trump dispatched a U.S. government aircraft to Cairo to bring Hijazi and her family to Washington.

The Washington Post, ever the liberal stalwart, added, “The Obama administration unsuccessfully pressed Sissi’s government for their release..” Uh huh. I’m sure Obama fought tooth and nail to get our citizens released. /sarcasm

The couple and their co-workers had been incarcerated since May 1, 2014, on child abuse and trafficking charges that were widely dismissed by human rights workers and U.S. officials as false. Virtually no evidence was ever presented against them, and for nearly three years they were held as hearings were inexplicably postponed and trial dates canceled. Human rights groups alleged that they were abused in detention. (H/T – Kevin)

Look, I don’t agree with everything President Trump does, but the effort he has put forth so far has been nothing less than incredible. This is reminiscent of the transition period between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. America is strong again, and both our allies and enemies know it.

Syria Receives A Gift By Airmail

President Trump the launch of over fifty Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian military installation. The order was given in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people.

Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha’irat in Homs province in western Syria. That’s the airfield from which the United States believes the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired the banned weapons.

There was no immediate word on casualties. U.S. officials [said] people were not targeted and that aircraft and infrastructure at the site were hit, including the runway and gas fuel pumps.

While I am all for punishing the murderous Assad, the players in this civil war are equally unsavory. Assad is backed by Putin, and the “resistance” is reportedly in bed with ISIS. In my opinion, an escalation in Syria would be a mistake.

Lied Rice

Obama hack Susan Rice, the woman who lied about the Benghazi attacks on national television, was behind the unmasking of Americans caught up in the surveillance of the Trump transition team.

White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign.

The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on “unmasking” the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like “U.S. Person One.”

Rush Limbaugh has continually reminded people the one name which has never come up during the alleged Russian hacking scandal is Barack Obama. It is clear now that Obama not only knew about the surveillance and unmasking, but also approved it. The former president needs to be dragged before Congress immediately.

Federal Judge Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

Believe it or not, there are still plenty of jurists who rule on the facts and not by their emotions. One such judge in the Eastern District of Virginia believes the former is more important than the latter.

Judge Anthony Trenga of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Trump was within his legal rights to impose the travel ban and that it was not discriminatory toward Muslims. The injunction had been brought forward by Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, who was represented by an attorney from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Trenga, a George W. Bush appointee, wrote in his opinion that “the President has unqualified authority to bar physical entry to the United States at the border.” He said that the executive order makes no mention of religion and has a “state secular purpose” of protecting U.S. citizens from terrorist attacks.

The primary duty of an American president is to protect the citizens. This travel ban goes a long way toward doing that, and is another protection against European/Britain-style terror attacks.

Double Tap

The House Intelligence Committee Chairman announced yesterday U.S. intelligence services had President Trump’s transition team under surveillance since the November election. Chairman Devin Nunes claimed what he read “bothered” him and should bother the president and all Americans.

The U.S. intelligence community incidentally collected information on members of President Trump’s transition team and the information was “widely disseminated” in intelligence reports, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said Wednesday.

“I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community collected information on U.S. individuals involved in the Trump transition.”

The intelligence collected has nothing to do with Russia or the investigation into Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, according to Nunes.

Nunes later told reporters he believes the details should “bother” the president and his team because some of the collection seemed “inappropriate.”

Nunes did not go into specific details, but one wonders who ordered the surveillance, and for what reason. Interestingly, President Obama changed the way intelligence is shared a week before Trump’s inauguration. Now, if I was a conspiracy guy…

As serious as this story is, what amazes me is how every “crazy” accusation the president has lobbed at his detractors has come to fruition.

You Deserve A Snake Today

McDonald’s verified corporate Twitter account sent out a despicable tweet attacking President Donald Trump yesterday, cementing itself in the annals of businesses I boycott.

McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) quickly deleted a tweet sent from the company’s handle slamming U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said its official Twitter account had been compromised.

The tweet, which was copied and shared widely before being deleted, came a day after the Twitter accounts of a number of major news organizations, chief executives, government agencies and other high-profile users were hijacked.

“Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Terri Hickey said in a statement.

Every single time some liberal – or liberal organization – gets backlash from a despicable tweet, they immediately claim they were hacked. Funny, not one of my 900+ followers have ever claimed their Twitter accounts have been hacked. Not one.

The tweet sent from @McDonaldsCorp on Thursday morning read: “@realdonaldtrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands.”

Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is now the head of corporate relations at McDonald’s. Of course, a former Obama lackey wouldn’t have an ax to grind against Donald Trump, amirite?

Oh, and by the way, nowhere in McDonald’s explanatory tweet is an apology, so take that for what it is.

So, How Does That Foot Taste?

I realize this story is from yesterday, but the good news is this post can be read at a discount, just like day-old doughnuts. MSNBC newsman Rachel Maddow teased a blockbuster story on Twitter Tuesday, claiming “We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously).”

Huge, right? Well he certainly thought so.

On her Tuesday show, Rachel Maddow teased a scoop: She had Donald Trump’s 2005 tax returns. It was the first time his federal returns would be released.

So this dude purposely misled his audience by implying he scored Trump’s 2016 tax returns. He also came into possession of someone else’s tax forms, which is a felony.

Anyway, when she finally revealed what was in the taxes, it was not a huge deal. Trump earned about $150 million in income in 2005, and paid $38 million in taxes, thanks to the alternative minimum tax, which he wants to kill.

This gives Trump an effective tax rate of about 24 percent, which Johnston pointed out was roughly equal to what he and his wife, who are an upper middle class couple, pay. And, sure, for a billionaire, you can argue that he should pay more in taxes. But, $38 million is a big number. As is $150 million in income.

During the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton continually argued Trump did not pay any taxes, and demanded Trump’s tax forms be disseminated to the public. The MSM, ever the Democrat ladogs, followed suit.

Now Maddow got his grubby little hands on the president’s tax forms – which again, is a felony – and the only thing we learned is 1. Trump does indeed pay taxes, and 2. Trump also taxed at a higher rate than MSNBC, Mitt Romney, Bernie Sanders, and Barack Obama.

Fantastic scoop, man. Bravo.

Kofi Annan Gonna Work Here Anymore

President Trump is reportedly considering massive governmental cuts in his budget proposal, including cutting funding to the United Nations by half.

I think I just had my first real orgasm.

State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen, according to three sources.

The push for such draconian measures comes as the White House is scheduled on Thursday to release its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign assistance programs, including the U.N., in next year’s budget. The United States spends about $10 billion a year on the United Nations. (H/TAOSHQ)

The fact the media is losing their shite over this should immediately win you over. If these cuts are bad from their point of view, they are galactically awesome from ours. The president promised to drain the swamp. Slashing funds to the U.N. is a fantastic start.

President Prissypants’ Temper Tantrum

Barack Hussein Obama, the scourge of the Constitution, reportedly threw a hissy fit when hearing about President Trump’s allegation Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped.

Barack Obama was livid when he found out that Donald Trump accused him of wiretapping Trump Tower.

The former president thought Trump’s claim questioned both the integrity of the office and himself, people familiar with him told the Wall Street Journal.

Others told CNN that Obama was “irked, exasperated” and “in disbelief.” Another added that Trump’s predecessor “rolled his eyes” at the news.

Yet, nowhere in the article does it quote Obama’s denial. In fact, no one from the Obama regime has come out to expressly and specifically deny Trump’s allegations. Interesting.

Tap Out

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President Trump claims his phones were tapped in the weeks before the November election. Trump is asserting the taps were executed by President Obama and his administration.

President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower days before the 2016 presidential election in a series of tweets.

Some Trump campaign officials allegedly had contact with Russian intelligence during the campaign. The Justice department officials cited intercepted phone calls between the campaign officials and the intelligence officers.

Obama administration aides also spread classified intelligence related to possible Trump campaign contact with Russia around the government. The effort centered on leaving a trail of alleged evidence for government investigators to follow.

Let me say this about that. Do I know for sure the Obama administration tapped Trump’s phones? Of course not. Do I believe Barack Obama would have no problem initiating an illegal wiretap? Absolutely.

The problem here – and in the country as a whole – is the Trump administration not only has to defend itself from Democrats and the MSM, but also the “deep state” operatives friendly to Obama, and the “principled conservatives” infesting the #NeverTrump regime.

From where I stand, the people suffering most from this insurgency are the American citizens.