End Of Day Report

Monday, July 31, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has fired White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci.

After a tumultuous ten-day tenure, sources say President Trump was not happy with Scaramucci’s vulgar rant that appeared late last week in The New Yorker. Rarely has a new hire made such a big mistake so quickly. And for a communications director, it was a whopper.

This is not a sign of chaos. Quite the opposite. Additional reports suggest that Scaramucci’s abrupt departure was an early marker of new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s authority, not to mention Marine-like discipline and efficiency.

Kelly In Command

The dramatic announcement late Friday evening that General John Kelly was leaving the Department of Homeland Security to become President Trump’s new White House chief of staff dominated political news.

Kudos to Reince Priebus for demonstrating tremendous class as he left. He played a significant role in transforming the Republican National Committee and in the historic 2016 Trump victory. He is a good and decent man.

In my view, the appointment of Gen. Kelly is a grand slam home run. My hope is that he will be given full authority to coordinate access and communication to the president, and will help the administration focus its message and achieve its big goals.

Of course, his new assignment raises an obvious concern: Will the president be able to find someone of equal caliber to replace Gen. Kelly at the Department of Homeland Security?

The appointment of a general as White House chief of staff is causing some on the left to meltdown. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) condemned Kelly’s appointment, alleging that President Trump is “militarizing the White House” and “putting our executive branch in the hands of an extremist.”

Gen. Kelly is an American hero. He lost his son in Afghanistan. He believes in secure borders. He fought for the president’s policy of temporarily suspending immigration from six jihadi countries known to be hotbeds of terrorism. He was confirmed 88-to-11 to his previous position as secretary of Homeland Security.

But to Ms. Lee that looks like extremism because she is committed to gutting the defense budget and to open borders.

New Korean Crisis

The danger from North Korea continues to grow. Friday the Stalinist regime test-fired a ballistic missile which experts say puts “Los Angeles, Denver and Chicago well within [North Korea’s] range.” Some fear New York City and Boston could also be hit.

While there is great concern, virtually nobody in the media is addressing the elephant in the room: How did we get into this position? The answer is Barack Obama’s neglect and worse.

It’s not just that Barack Obama did nothing for the past eight years. It’s that he made the situation worse.

Obama made a deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran to supposedly stop the mullah’s nuclear program. That deal ended sanctions against Iran, giving it billions of dollars. Some was even delivered in cash and gold by plane in the middle of the night.

It is possible some of that money is in the hands of North Korea. The two nations are allies. There is tremendous cooperation between Tehran and Pyongyang in nuclear and missile technology. It wouldn’t be surprising if Iran bought technology it didn’t have from North Korea.

The payoff to Iran agreed to by Obama, and unanimously supported by the media and much of the foreign policy establishment, was surely noticed in North Korea. Kim Jong-un is undoubtedly asking where’s his bribe to “stop” his nuclear program. Eight years of appeasement has consequences.

We conduct surveillance on nations like Iran and North Korea with satellites, spy planes and the monitoring of electronic communications. Yet time and again, Iran has surprised us. We would find out, often from Israeli intelligence, that there was another hidden nuclear site or another underground facility.

The odds are overwhelming that even under Obama’s deal, the Islamic Republic is secretly working on its nuclear program. It is making no effort to hide the fact that it is furiously working on its ICBM program. And the only reason you need ICBMs is to carry nuclear weapons.

During the Obama years, officials repeatedly told us that North Korea was years away from being a serious threat to the United States. Recent North Korean missile displays have surprised Western experts. What a shock that the regime was hiding its work from us.

Now we have yet another test demonstrating even more advanced abilities, and the new consensus says we may have a year at most.

And yet not one major media outlet is asking the obvious question: Why did the Obama Administration ignore this threat for eight years?

Trump Not Giving Up

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to throw in the towel last week, saying it was “time to move on” after losing the vote on the so-called “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill. President Trump, however, isn’t giving up.

The president met Friday with Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Dean Heller (D-NV) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to discuss legislation to transfer Obamacare’s funding and responsibility to the states. President Trump also harshly criticized the GOP’s slavish adherence to arcane rules that allow the minority to control the agenda.

But that’s not all. President Trump warned that he might end Obamacare’s bailouts to insurance companies as well as the exemption given to members of Congress.

Polling in 2013 found that more than 90% of voters objected to the congressional exemption from Obamacare. I doubt opinions on this matter have changed much. It seems reasonable to most Americans that if they have to live with Obamacare, so should those who passed it and refuse to repeal it.

End Of Day Report

Friday, July 28, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Every Democrat & Three Renegades

That’s who dealt a terrible blow last night to millions of Americans who have been shafted by Obamacare. The media, the entire Democrat Party and three renegade Republican senators — McCain, Murkowski and Collins — once again demonstrated why it is virtually impossible to get rid of entitlement programs.

This debate has been dominated by talk about those potentially uninsured and those with pre-existing conditions. Forgotten in all the sturm und drang were the millions of Americans whose lives were turned upside down by Obama’s quasi-socialized healthcare scheme. The entire law was built on lies.

Obama said you could keep your insurance. That was the “Lie of the Year.”

Obama said you could keep your doctor. Millions couldn’t.

Obama said premiums would go down. They skyrocketed.

Countless small business owners, hanging by a thread after the Great Recession, were pushed over the edge. One reason Obama never achieved 3% economic growth during his presidency was because of the crushing weight of Obamacare’s taxes and regulations on job creators.

I know it is tempting to be angry at the Republican Party. I confess that I am not very happy with the GOP right now. That said, another circular firing squad would cause even more cheering from the left.

Forty-nine Republican senators — 94% of GOP Senate caucus — did the right thing. All of the Democrats did the wrong thing. Unfortunately, it only took three GOP renegades to kill our chances.

The solution in my view is obvious: We must elect more conservatives!

McCain’s Legacy

Senator John McCain said that the worst thing about Obamacare was the way it was passed — “rammed through Congress . . . on a strict-party line basis.” He’s wrong. The worst thing about Obamacare is the way it hurt so many people.

McCain went on to say that Obamacare should not be repealed in the same way it was passed — on a strict-party line basis. He added that the Senate must return to “regular order.”

This is why Republicans have not been able to stop the constant drift toward bigger government. The left changes the rules to accomplish its goals, while our party gets hung up on the process.

I don’t know if any Republican could have won in 2008. But John McCain surrendered any chance he had when he decided it would be too divisive to make an issue out of Barack Obama’s attendance at a church led by an America-hating, bigoted pastor. That decision guaranteed Obama’s election and the senator has now guaranteed that Obama’s legacy will survive.

I will continue to pray for Senator McCain’s victory over brain cancer, but his illness does not change the reality that his vote last night was a major victory for the big government left.

Is Top FBI Lawyer A Leaker?

Circa reports that the FBI’s general counsel, James Baker, is the subject of a criminal investigation for leaking classified information to the media. Baker is reportedly a “close confidant” of James Comey.

We will see where this investigation goes. But I was amused by the fact that not one of the major left-wing media outlets reported this news. I guess they were too busy obsessing over Russia and reporting fake news.

Another Hero Falls

Lt. Aaron Allen responded to a car crash yesterday afternoon. As he approached the vehicle, which had flipped over, someone inside the car opened fire. Allen, 38, was hit multiple times and killed.

Nicknamed “Teddy Bear,” Allen was a beloved figure in the community. He had 20 years of law enforcement experience and had wanted to be a police officer since he was five years old. In 2015, Allen was recognized as the “Officer of the Year” by the Southport Indiana Police Department.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett praised Lt. Allen, saying he “was doing what officers do each day: responding to the scene of an accident to help someone in their time of need.”

Once again, a community has lost a dedicated public servant and a family has lost a loved one who devoted his life to protecting us. This is what the sick, anti-law enforcement atmosphere generated by left-wing academics, organizations and politicians has led to. Our police officers deserve so much better.

Please join Carol and me in praying for the family of Lt. Aaron Allen.

Trump Honors First Responders

At a White House ceremony yesterday, President Trump honored the first responders who saved the life of House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, as well as the lives of other members of Congress, during last month’s assassination attempt at a northern Virginia baseball field. I am pleased to report that Rep. Scalise was released from the hospital this week.

President Trump presented the Medal of Valor — the nation’s highest award for a public safety officer — to Special Agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey, and to Alexandria Police Department Officers Nicole Battaglia, Kevin Jobe and Alex Jensen.

Here are some of the president’s remarks:

“These officers saved the lives of every innocent person on the field that day — many of them friends of [Vice President Pence] and myself. They are American heroes and we salute them. . .

“The assault on June 14th reminded us that evil exists in this world. But it also reminded us that heroes walk in our midst, that love triumphs over tragedy, and that our resolve is stronger than ever.

“We praise America’s law enforcement . . . for doing the tough jobs, the dangerous jobs, and sometimes [a] thankless job with tremendous integrity, devotion, and courage. So I just want to thank law enforcement generally. Thank you. . .

“When our human instincts tell us to run — there’s danger — our police and first responders run straight at it, standing in the breach, protecting the innocent, and keeping our loved ones safe. . . Congratulations to all of you. We are forever in your debt. Thank you. . . God bless our truly amazing law enforcement.”

End Of Day Report

Thursday, July 27, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

A Revealing Reaction

The left’s reaction to President Trump’s announcement yesterday regarding transgendered individuals serving in the military was over-the-top in its vitriol and emotional appeals. Left-wing groups immediately played the bigotry card.

What was missing were fact-based explanations for how Obama’s policy mainstreaming transgenderism and the associated costs, which are significant, help the military keep us safe and win wars.

At the risk of being politically incorrect, the military is not an equal opportunity employer. There are many reasons why people are not able to serve.

I am sure most of us feel tremendous compassion for those wrestling with gender dysphoria. Research shows these individuals are bedeviled with many psychological issues before and after “gender reassignment” surgery. This is precisely the very reason why the military should not be forced to spend billions accommodating so few people in combat deployments or other high-stress situations with cramped quarters.

Something jumped out at me yesterday as I watched the breathless coverage and read the hyperbolic tweets from Hollywood celebrities who rarely show much interest in national defense policy.

For most of the Obama Administration, there was an ongoing scandal at the Veterans Administration over the disgraceful treatment of our heroes. I am sure I don’t have to remind you of what it was like to learn that our veterans who survived bullets and bombs in Baghdad were dying because of bureaucratic neglect.

Most of the people who were in tears yesterday or who were screaming into microphones or furiously tweeting at the president rarely showed such emotion as the VA scandal unfolded week after week after week. In fact, many progressives made excuses for the bureaucrats and fought efforts to hold VA officials accountable for the negligence.

So the health care of millions of American veterans didn’t appear to be a high priority for the left. But the left is full of righteous indignation over a miniscule segment of active duty personnel.

That is a very revealing commentary on the growing chasm between progressive elites and average Americans.

I often get messages from frustrated readers asking, “Why can’t Republicans and Democrats just get along and do what is best for the country?”

Well, this issue is a prime example of why it is so difficult for the Trump/Pence Administration to advance an agenda for the common good when the opposition’s worldview is so distorted.

Democrat senators like Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Bob Casey (D-PA), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Jon Tester (D-MT) now face a very high-risk moment. They all represent states Donald Trump won.

Will they support common sense and preserve the military as an effective fighting force?

Or will they side with the extreme left of their party, which is attacking every institution that sustains our republic?

This CNN headline — “Democrats Say They’re Ready For A Culture War” — suggests they will side with the extreme left.

We must be able to defend our values and defeat left-wing Democrats.

Stand with me now!

Thank You, Mr. President

I am thankful that President Trump had the courage to reject Obama’s radical left-wing agenda. And I have heard from many of you who also appreciated his strong and unequivocal statement yesterday. But someone else needs to hear from you too — President Trump!

Please take a moment to call the White House comment line 202-456-1111 and offer a message of encouragement. If you would prefer, you can send an email from this link.

Bringing Jobs Back

At the White House yesterday, President Trump announced that Foxconn — a Taiwanese manufacturing company with clients that include Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Sony — was opening a new plant in Wisconsin. “The company’s initial investment of more than $10 billion will create 3,000 jobs, at a minimum, with the potential for up to 13,000 jobs in the very near future,” the president said.

Terry Gou, Foxconn’s chairman, had high praise for Trump Administration. “Foxconn is committed to build in America,” Gou said. Gou added that he had spoken to President Trump three times and every time Trump “emphasized the importance of manufacturing in America and providing high-skill jobs for American workers.”

ABC News reported that Gou “complimented Trump’s leadership at the event by saying, ‘Mr. President, the eagle flies.'”

Indeed, Donald Trump promised to make America great again. And a great nation makes things. His relentless focus on creating jobs in the U.S. and rebuilding our manufacturing base is key to making America great again. This is not rhetorical fluff. President Trump is making it happen.

The day before the president was in Youngstown, Ohio. According to one media account, he received “a hero’s welcome,” with more than 20,000 people requesting tickets to the event. He was introduced by a life-long Democrat, Geno DiFabio.

Many in the GOP establishment still don’t get it. This president understands that the campaign isn’t over. Don’t believe me? Just this week, the progressives launched a new campaign to appeal to the American middle class. They have nothing to offer.

But this president is bringing real jobs to people in states like Wisconsin, which Democrats thought they had wrapped up. Just ask Hillary Clinton who took the state for granted and never campaigned there.

Speaking Of Hillary. . . 

Mrs. Clinton has a new book coming out called “What Happened.” All the reports indicate that she is doubling down on the idea that Russia and James Comey cost her the election.

So I guess that means James Comey and Vladimir Putin convinced her to ignore blue collar states like Wisconsin. I guess they convinced Hillary to put our national security secrets on unsecured servers. And I suppose they convinced her to adopt radical policy positions that made her one of the most unpopular political figures in modern American history.

End Of Day Report

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Trump Stands With The Troops

Usually surprises in Washington are bad. Today was one of those rare occasions when the surprise was good. In a series of tweets this morning, President Trump rolled back yet another of Barack Obama’s signature initiatives. Here’s the president’s statement:

“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. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical cost and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”
I couldn’t agree more.

Predictably, the left reacted with howls of outrage. Bradley Manning accused the president of “cowardice.” Congressional Democrats blasted the president’s statement as “despicable,” “hateful” and “un-American.” The ACLU and other radical organizations all piled on.

Once again, the left could not be more out-of-touch. According to a recent poll, only 23% of voters think Obama’s policy of “allowing openly transgendered individuals to serve is good for the military.” And only 12% of active duty soldiers felt this radical policy has helped military readiness.

We have been working hard with our allies in the Trump Administration, arguing against social experimentation in the military and explaining why it is bad for unit cohesion, morale and readiness. Vice President Mike Pence played a key role in today’s announcement.

In the Obama years, the military was starved for funds and used as a playground for the left’s bizarre ideas. In the Trump/Pence Administration, our warriors are being freed from the left’s progressive experiments. That is something to celebrate.

But, my friends, the left’s counterattack is coming. We must be ready.

Please stand with CWF now.

Democrat IT Staffer Arrested

We’ve told you before about members of Awan family, Pakistani brothers who worked as IT consultants for more than two dozen House Democrats, including some who served on sensitive committees. One of their clients was former Democrat National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

Top political figures. Reported connections to terrorist groups. Rumors of blackmail. This may sound like a blockbuster Hollywood script, but the media were never interested in this scandal because it doesn’t further any of the left’s narratives.

We always thought there was more here than meets the eye, and you may be hearing more about this story in the days ahead.

It was reported two days ago that the FBI seized smashed hard drives from a home the brothers were renting. The FBI has confirmed that it is investigating the Awan brothers in connection to “several massive cyber security breaches and transferring sensitive congressional data offsite.”

Now we are learning that Imran Awan was arrested Monday night at Dulles International Airport attempting to flee the country. Stay tuned!

Speaking Of Crimes. . .

Washington is buzzing with reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to announce several criminal leak investigations. Some pundits say the announcement is in response to pressure from President Trump. But that may not be the case.

CNN reports that “the announcement has been in the works for some time.” In fact, Attorney General Sessions said several weeks ago that the Justice Department had “already initiated appropriate steps to address these rampant leaks that undermine our national security.”

I assume the leak investigations will begin with fired FBI Director James Comey, who admitted under oath that he leaked information to the New York Times. And I am pleased to report that some House conservatives are putting forward legislation to help.

Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) are seeking to force a thorough probe of how James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton.

This issue drives half the country insane. I know from your emails!

Progressives seize an issue — say Russian collusion — and work it and twist it and use it to paralyze an administration. Sometimes people go to jail on absurd charges. (Just ask Scooter Libby.)

But after eight years of Obama scandals — the IRS scandal, the VA scandal, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Hillary’s mishandling of classified information, abuses of our national security apparatus, etc. — nobody went to jail or was seemingly held accountable.

End of Day Report

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Imam: Annihilate The Jews

Last Friday, as riots erupted in Jerusalem, Imam Ammar Shahin preached a sermon to his followers about the Al-Aqsa mosque in which he quoted from the teachings of Muhammad. Here is an excerpt:

“The Prophet Muhammad said: ‘Judgment Day will not come until the Muslims fight the Jews, and the Jews hide behind stones and trees, and the stones and the trees say: Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah. . .’ They will not say: Oh Egyptian, oh Palestinian, oh Jordanian, oh Syrian, oh Afghan, oh Pakistani. The Prophet Muhammad says that the time will come, the Last Hour will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews. We don’t say if it is in Palestine or another place. . .”
The imam also prayed that Allah would “liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews” and that Allah would “count them one by one and annihilate them.”

This is the kind of vile incitement that is regularly taking place in Gaza and the West Bank, in Iran and Saudi Arabia. It explains much of the wonton violence and bloodlust of the Palestinians against Israeli Jews. Sadly, this kind of rabid anti-Semitism is standard fare in nations with large Muslim populations.

But Imam Shahin wasn’t preaching in Tehran or Mecca or Ramallah or Cairo or Islamabad. He was preaching at the Islamic Center of Davis, California, not far from Sacramento and San Francisco.

Kudos to our friends at MEMRI, the Middle East Media Research Institute, for bringing this sermon out of the shadows and exposing its message of hate. I hope the FBI is investigating this mosque and Imam Shahin because I read his statement as a call for jihad in America.

The imam quite deliberately points out that he is not talking about Egyptians, Palestinians, Jordanians, but all Muslims — including those in America — because, as he put it, “We don’t say if it is in Palestine or another place.” It could be San Bernardino or Orlando.

And in his prayer about “annihilating the filth of the Jews,” he also said, “Oh Allah, make this happen by our hands. Let us play a part in this. Oh Allah, let us support them in words and in deeds.”

We have seen how the left even resists President Trump’s effort to screen out terrorists. But we really need a bigger conservation about the fact that we haven’t been doing anything to keep out those who reject the founding principles and values of America.

We have done nothing to keep out the Jew haters and those who hate Christians. We have done nothing to keep out those who think women are property.

There is nothing compassionate or decent about letting people with these repugnant views migrate legally or otherwise to our country. Coming to America is not a right, it is a privilege. We have no obligation to import hate.

If you missed my recent opinion piece about the dangers of Islamism and lax immigration, please check it out today at The Daily Caller. Share it with friends and family members.

Trump Defends God & Country

President Trump got a rousing reception yesterday from the 40,000 Boy Scouts at the National Scout Jamboree in Glen Jean, West Virginia. President Trump was the eighth sitting president to address a Boy Scout Jamboree.

It’s not hard to understand why the president was so warmly received. He delivered a great tribute to America, to our veterans and to the values of service and patriotism. Here is a brief excerpt of his remarks:

“You learn to contribute to your communities, to take pride in your nation, and to seek out opportunities to serve. You pledge to help other people at all times. . . you pledge on your honor to do your best and to do your duty to God and your country. . . you’re pledging to be a great American patriot.”
Trump also took a swipe at his predecessor, Barack Obama, asking the crowd, “By the way, just a question: Did President Obama ever come to a jamboree?” The audience roared back, “NO!” In fact, CBS News noted that Obama turned down the Scouts’ invitation in 2013.

Sadly, I can tell you there were all kinds of establishment Republicans in Washington who winced when Trump called out Obama. Not surprising, some leftists are already condemning the Jamboree as a “Hitler youth rally.”

But Trump once again was demonstrating the fact that he is one of just a handful of GOP leaders who understand and appreciate how the culture war we are in sets the stage for the political battles we are fighting day after day.

President Obama never once felt the impulse to go to a Boy Scout Jamboree. Instead, he invited the leaders of radical Black Lives Matter to the White House.

He attended a church whose pastor railed against America and against Jews. He attacked the police and nuns. He alienated our allies and appeased our enemies. And he turned down the chance to speak to thousands of boys who honor God and country.

Yes, there is a culture war in America and our nation, sadly, is divided on fundamental values. But we won’t win this war by pretending it isn’t happening or by wishing it would go away.

President Trump reminded those Boy Scouts and every man in America who once was a Boy Scout about the values that made America great, and that is vintage Trump.

Senate Debates Obamacare

Senate Republicans won a victory today when the body voted 51-to-50 — with Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote — to begin debate on legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare.

It is not at all certain what, if anything, will ultimately pass. But, thankfully, the Senate majority mustered the courage to at least begin the process of undoing the mess that is Obamacare. We will keep you posted as events develop.

End Of Day Report

Monday, July 24, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

Focus On Fusion GPS

Donald Trump Jr., Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are testifying this week to various congressional committees investigating allegations of Russian influence in last year’s presidential election. These are very high-risk, high-profile events in the left’s efforts to nullify the election results.

One person who did not lose sleep last night is Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, the left-wing opposition research company that produced the now infamous Trump/Russia dossier.

Simpson was subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify Wednesday. But his attorney informed committee leaders that Simpson would be “asserting his Fifth Amendment rights,” meaning he won’t answer questions because he might incriminate himself.

This is exactly what Obama Administration officials and Clinton campaign operatives did repeatedly. And they got away with it. Here’s why Simpson is so skittish:

  • His firm is described as an opposition research company, but it looks like a disinformation operation.
  • Fusion GPS contracted with former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who produced a 35-page dossier on Trump that appears to be a collection of conspiracy theories, popular on far-left websites.
  • Credible people in Washington say there is significant evidence that Steele was fed information by Russian operatives.
  • During the campaign, the dossier made its way to then-CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama intelligence chiefs. Those Obama political appointees used the dossier to justify phone intercepts of Carter Page, an informal Trump campaign advisor, and others associated with the Trump campaign. That led to the Comey/FBI investigation.
  • Even though virtually everything in the dossier has been discredited, there are reports that the FBI, and perhaps even the special counsel, are using the dossier as a “checklist” in the questioning of witnesses.
  • Further complicating matters are reports that Fusion also worked with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr., and lobbied on several issues important to Russia. Now you can see why Fusion’s founder is not interested in testifying before Congress.

    It is also telling that big media, which has been able to learn every jot and tittle of phone conservations that appear to discredit Trump or his appointees, has not chosen to lay out as I just did the highly suspicious circumstances surrounding Fusion GPS.

    I was never shocked that the Russians might be trying to undermine American democracy. It has been doing that for decades. What is beyond belief is that they would have preferred Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.

    My guess is that Russia’s plan involved discrediting either candidate who happened to win, in the hopes of paralyzing America’s constitutional republic. I imagine Vladimir Putin is sitting in his Kremlin office with a bottle of vodka, saluting his good fortune.

    Kushner: No Collusion

    Jared Kushner is meeting today and tomorrow with the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. This morning, his attorneys released a detailed statement outlining four interactions with Russians and denying any collusion.

    “I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” Kushner wrote in the statement.

    Referring to the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Russia lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Kushner wrote that he expected the meeting to be a waste of time, but went as a courtesy to Trump’s son. He arrived late and the only thing being discussed was international adoptions. Realizing it was a waste of time, he emailed an assistant asking, “Can u pls call me on my cell? Need excuse to get out of meeting.”

    Referring to previous reports that he attempted to set up a “backdoor channel of communications” with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyac after the election, Kushner wrote, “The fact that I was asking about ways to start a dialogue after Election Day should of course be viewed as strong evidence that I was not aware of one that existed before Election Day.”

    My friends, note the stark contrast here. Hillary Clinton did everything she could to obstruct various investigations — be it her mishandling of national security secrets or the Benghazi attacks.

    In contrast, Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Carter Page have asked to testify in order to clear their names.

    Here’s my prediction: Whatever happens in Kushner’s closed-door meetings today and tomorrow, there will be a distorted leak within 24 hours by progressives on the committees to the detriment of the White House. If that happens, I will have the same reaction that the president had: Why aren’t more Republicans fighting back with more passion?

    Israel Under Siege

    In one of its final acts last year, the Obama Administration allowed a biased U.N. resolution against Israel to pass. The Obama Administration had previously vetoed a similar resolution, but on the eve of Chanukah and Christmas — Barack Obama reversed course and refused to veto it.

    This wasn’t a minor controversy. That resolution said Israel has no legal presence in Jerusalem’s Old City and on the Temple Mount. Imams in the West Bank and elsewhere have been telling Palestinians, “The U.N. says all this belongs to us! Israel is the occupier!”

    This is exactly the incitement that Prime Minister Netanyahu has cited as the reason why there is no peace.

    Now let’s review some recent events.

    On June 16th, Hadas Malka, a 23 year-old Israeli police officer, was stabbed to death at the Damascus Gate. On July 14th, two Israeli police officers protecting the Temple Mount were shot in the back by Palestinian attackers who smuggled guns onto the holy site.

    Fearing more attacks on the Temple Mount, Israel restricted Palestinian access and installed metal detectors at the holy site. Mosques and Palestinian officials began inciting violence. Rioting broke out near the Temple Mount, in the West Bank and in Jordan, which has a large Palestinian population.

    Three members of an Orthodox Jewish family were stabbed to death at a Sabbath dinner Friday night.

    There are reports that three Palestinians lost their lives in the rioting. A guard at the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, was attacked by a Jordanian worker. The guard opened fire, killing two Jordanians.

    As we reported last week, security at the Temple Mount is no different than security at the Vatican, at Mecca or mosques in virtually any other major city. Yes, Palestinians should be outraged. But they should direct their anger and demonstrations against the jihadists who violated their sacred place, not Israel which is trying to prevent more bloodshed.

    In this atmosphere, Israel should not be pressured to make any concessions for a Palestinian state. If such a state is created, turning over any portion of the Old City and the Temple Mount to these fanatics will not bring peace. It will not be seen as a gesture of goodwill, but as an act of surrender to the “resistance.” It will embolden the extremists. It will guarantee war.

 

End Of Day Report

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

 

Stop Blaming Israel

The State Department’s latest report on terrorism incredibly attempts to blame Israel for growing tensions while whitewashing the Palestinian Authority’s responsibility for violence. Consider this excerpt:

“The PA [Palestinian Authority] has taken significant steps during President Abbas’ tenure (2005 to date) to ensure that official institutions . . . under its control do not create or disseminate content that incites violence. . . Explicit calls for violence . . . are rare and the leadership does not generally tolerate it.”

 

That statement is disgusting and obscene. There isn’t enough space to list the many instances of official Palestinian incitement. But trust me, it is anything but “rare.” Here, here, here and here.

Moreover, there is another form of official Palestinian incitement — the PA actually subsidizes terrorism against Israelis. It just increased its budget for its so-called “martyr’s fund payments” by 12% to more than $330 million a year.

The president, vice president and every major West Wing figure disagrees with the State Department’s analysis. But outrages like this will continue until the stonewalling of confirmations is overcome and competent political appointees are in charge of the bureaucracy.

In the meantime, the individuals who produced this report, knowing it was at odds with administration policy, should be fired if possible or reprimanded and reassigned at a minimum.

 

Meanwhile, In Jerusalem. . .

If you need another example of Palestinian incitement, look at what is taking place on the Temple Mount, a compound that also houses the Dome of the Rock mosque.

Last week, three Palestinians smuggled weapons onto what they claim is one of their holy sites. Days later, they shot two Israeli police officers in the back. There have been numerous terrorist attacks in Jerusalem and near the Temple Mount, but last week’s brazen murders on the site itself were extremely evil acts.

In response, Israel set up metal detectors to prevent the smuggling of weapons and additional attacks. All week long, imams and Palestinian officials have been inciting violence. They declared a “Day of Rage.” They have accused Israel of upsetting the status quo on the Temple Mount.

Saudi Arabia does not allow people to wander freely at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. There are thousands of cameras and security officers. The Vatican uses metal detectors, as do mosques all over the world.

Only Israeli Jews are condemned for attempting to guarantee the security of a holy site. Not surprisingly, CAIR is trying to get in on the act.

And while jihadis do the dirty work on the ground, U.N. bureaucrats in tailored suits are doing their best to “ethnically cleanse” Jewish and Christian history in Israel.

UNESCO, a major U.N. body, has rejected Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem’s Old City and declared Hebron, with the Tomb of the Patriarchs, a Palestinian World Heritage Site.

Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO denounced the biased organization as “a full partner to the false incitement by Palestinians and radical Islam.”

Long before there were Muslims or Palestinians in Hebron, the Jews were there. The real estate transaction when Abraham purchased that land is recorded in the Book of Genesis.

 

The Left Embraces Hitler

University of Chicago Professor Jerry Coyne recently posed this question:

“If you are allowed to abort a fetus that has a severe genetic defect . . . then why aren’t you able to euthanize that same fetus just after it’s born? After all, newborn babies aren’t aware of death, aren’t nearly as sentient as an older child or adult. . . It makes little sense to keep alive a suffering child. . .”

 

He goes on to suggest that evolving opinions about euthanasia are “the result of a tide of increasing morality in our world.”

Murdering babies is the furthest thing from “increasing morality.” It is a sign of growing decadence.

This is what happens when Judeo-Christian ethics are shoved out of the public square and society starts down the slippery slope of abortion on demand. Apparently, Professor Coyne would like to extend the culture of death beyond the abortionist’s clinic and into the pediatrician’s office.

But why stop there? How much more aware or sentient is an Alzheimer’s patient? If suffering is the standard, why not euthanize the severely disabled or critically ill?

There is great irony here. The left accuses people who want to protect innocent life of being “Nazis.” Well, the original Nazi, Adolf Hitler, fully embraced Professor Coyne’s reasoning. Long before he went after the Jews, Hitler set out to eliminate people with disabilities and lower IQs.

The origins of the Nazi death camps can be traced to a September 1939 memo by Adolf Hitler in which he wrote that “after the most careful assessment . . . those suffering from illnesses deemed to be incurable may be granted a mercy death.” He issued that memo after being petitioned by a father who wanted to euthanize his disabled child.

As we are seeing in Great Britain today in the case of Baby Charlie, free health care is not free at all. To paraphrase a famous saying, the benevolent state that is big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take your freedom and big enough to dictate who lives and who dies.

 

Trump Defends The West

The left’s irrational, knee-jerk reaction to anything President Trump does was perhaps best displayed by the attacks on his tremendous speech in Warsaw, Poland, defending Western Civilization.

The president’s praise for our values and culture and his vow to defeat militant Islamism was attacked as “racist,” “religious paranoia” and “white-nationalist dog whistles.”

Progressive elites couldn’t be more wrong and out-of-touch.

Voters want a president whose foreign policy is more like Ronald Reagan’s than Barack Obama’s.

And 79% of voters say it is important for schools to teach the values of Western Civilization, but only 27% think they do a good job of it.

Thankfully, we now have a president who is willing to defend Judeo-Christian culture. If you missed President Trump’s Warsaw speech, watch this brief video featuring some highlights. Share it with friends and family members. It is a great antidote for the past eight years!