Newsy Bits

Leaking classified info

COMEY: The acting FBI Chief FOIA Officer has confirmed that ALL of the documents then FBI Director James Comey leaked to a liberal reporter and friend to publish were classified at the time they were written and are still classified today.

http://thegatewaypundit.com/2018/01/comey-busted-fbi-chief-foia-officer-confirms-comeys-memos-classified-time-written/

18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of classified information

IRAN: From Vice President Pence: “The last administration’s refusal to act ultimately emboldened Iran’s tyrannical rulers to crack down on the dissent. The Green Revolution was ruthlessly put down, and the deadly silence on the streets of Iran matched the deafening silence from the White House. To this day, many Iranians blame the United States for abandoning them in their hour of need. Today, the Iranian people are once again rising up to demand freedom and opportunity, and under President Trump, the United States is standing with them. This time, we will not be silent.”

IRAN: The U.S. Treasury Department announced it’s placing new sanctions against five Iranian entities over ties to the country’s ballistic missile program and said that “additional sanctions targeting human rights abuses would be forthcoming.”

TAX CUTS: To date, more than 100 companies are giving “Trump bonuses” after the Republicans’ historic tax victory. “There is a broad and deep tsunami building,” John Kartch of Americans for Tax Reform tells the paper, as businesses across the country look to raise wages, increase charitable giving, and extend bonuses.

REFUGEES: Violent crime in Germany rose by about 10% in 2015 and 2016. A study found that 90% of that crime was attributed to young male refugees.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-europe-migrants-germany-crime/violent-crime-rises-in-germany-and-is-attributed-to-refugees-idUSKBN1ES16J

DRUGS: Under Obama, states were advised the DOJ would not obstruct states that legalized marijuana, despite the fact that marijuana use is illegal under federal law. Trump’s DOJ has just rescinded all that policy.

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  1. Under Obama, states were advised the DOJ would not obstruct states that legalized marijuana, despite the fact that marijuana use is illegal under federal law. Trump’s DOJ has just rescinded all that policy.

    Some online commenters complain that Sessions’s DoJ has done nothing notable, and now mock him for going after potheads.

    The main reason pot got banned Federally was a combination of manipulative press and alcohol-fighters looking for work after repeal. There was never a good reason for it to be illegal, especially Federally. I’ve seen far more damage done by bad law and black market than by pot use.

    Trump seems to be giving it back to Congress and the States whether to continue to have, and resume enforcing, Federal Prohibition. Exactly what needs to happen. The whole thing of lax enforcement is a crisis of the rule of law. Enforce or repeal!

    And I’m saying this as a lifelong “libertarian” about Prohibition, and as the creator (decades ago) of Head Shop Comix (mostly safe for work).

    😀

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