BREAKING: Body Of Missing CDC Scientist Has Just Been FOUND – ‘This Doesn’t Look Good’

Center for Disease Control and Prevention scientist, Tim Cunningham, disappeared on February 12, 2018, under exceptionally mysterious circumstances. Right before he went missing, Cunningham, who seemed to live a quiet average life, reportedly told his neighbor to erase his number from his phone. He then went missing from his Atlanta, Georgia home, strangely leaving behind critical belongings, including his wallet, cell phone, car keys and other important cards and documents, WHAS reported.

His disappearance had been questionable since it was out of character for the seemingly stable scientist who began having sudden bouts of illness three times leading up to the day he disappeared. A week prior to going missing, Cunningham had allegedly learned that the promotion he was up for at the CDC had gone someone else. However, the CDC later said that was untrue. On Thursday and Friday of that week, he had called out sick and missed work.

Upon returning that following Monday, February 12, he allegedly met with his supervisor who explained why he was denied the promotion. Shortly after that meeting, he was feeling unwell again and went home. This was the last he had been seen until his body was found today, on April 5.

While driving home from work that Monday for feeling sick, Cunningham had reportedly called his mother who lives in Maryland. However, nobody answered and he was never heard from again. Concerned that he couldn’t be reached for days after, which was unusual for their son, the scientist’s parents traveled to his home to check on him. On arrival, they found that he was not there, but noticed something else. Two windows had been left open: one to a bathroom and one to a laundry room. These were never windows their son opened so it was an immediate reason for concern.

Now, just over seven weeks later, the Atlanta Police Department confirmed the identity of a body they found that is Cunningham. His body had been recovered late Tuesday, April 4 from the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta.

“UPDATE: The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta late Tuesday to be missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham. A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. ET at APD Headquarters on the investigation,” the police department announced on Twitter Wednesday morning, April 5.

Considering the critical information that Cunningham was privy to at the CDC, some people found his disappearance and now death to be exceptionally questionable. The details during the investigation leading up to this discovery, such as telling a neighbor to erase his number, taking nothing with him when he left, and finding two windows in his home unopen, have only raised more questions as to foul play for a sinister reason. Although Atlanta Police Major Michael O’Connor said early on in the investigation that there was “no evidence suggesting anything,” the CDC seemed to contradict details given out by police.

11 Alive reports:

The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention is discounting information that police released regarding missing employee Timothy Cunningham as erroneous.

In a statement from the government agency, officials said that information in the news that claimed Cunningham had been passed over for a promotion was untrue.

Those details were actually released by the Atlanta Police Department during a press conference on their ongoing attempts to find Cunningham, who went missing on Feb. 12 after leaving work and supposedly returning home. But the truth, according to the CDC, is the exact opposite.

The local news outlet reported on April 5 how officers found Cunningham’s body:

On Tuesday night, fishermen discovered a body on the Chattahoochee River and called 911. Investigators later confirmed the body was Cunningham’s, and said its condition was consistent with his Feb. 12 missing date.

There were no signs of foul play, and it appeared drowning was the cause of death, police said.

“We may never be able to tell you how he got into the river,” police said in a Thursday afternoon news conference.

The CDC released a statement in the immediate aftermath of Cunningham’s body being found after

CDR Timothy Cunningham’s colleagues and friends at CDC are deeply saddened to learn of his death. Tim was a treasured member of the CDC family and his work as an epidemiologist was invaluable to CDC’s efforts to protect the health, safety, and security of Americans.

Tim was a team lead in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch of CDC’s Division of Population Health. He also completed CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer program. His research has been oriented towards understanding health differences related to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, and geography. CDR Cunningham also deployed for numerous public health emergency responses, including Superstorm Sandy, Ebola, and Zika. He served in multiple leadership roles with the Atlanta Commissioned Officers Association.
Tim’s impact will be felt not only through his significant contributions to CDC’s mission, but also through his influence on the lives of his colleagues and friends. We extend our condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time

LOCK HER UP!! Oregon’s Governor Took ENORMOUS Payoff Days Before Telling Trump ‘I Won’t Protect America’

A shady liberal Democrat governor from Oregon, who was previously endorsed by former President Barack Obama, has just been linked to taking a payout from the wilted old evil mastermind that many people call George Soros. He’s a billionaire leftist who manages hedge-funds and wafts his money around the stringent air of Democrats as if he’s the donor and his minions are all broke people trying to escape socialism. His recent payment to Governor Kate Brown exists merely to remind readers of Soros’ involvement and highly pulled puppet strings among the lesser known politicians. For example, not many people have ever heard of Kate Brown until today when people reported her accepting Soros money. Now she’s in the “in crowd” and it’s only a matter of time until she puts the money to waste, which is something Democrat politicians are very good at. For example, many major cities living with high levels of poverty are historically run by Democrat mayors who pander to the poor for the votes, then keep them poor with a life filled of broken promises.

A reporter named Willamette Week uncovered some other truths about Kate Brown. They stated, and this is their words, not mine, that Brown allegedly ignored problems that many Oregonians faced on a daily basis. That sounds par for the course under the leadership of a Democrat Governor. The Oregon GOP doesn’t appear to be thrilled with the puppetry string pulling and Kate Brown as she’s accused of being toted around as if she’s under the hypnosis of big money. With that said, the people aren’t happy with her.

Oregon GOP reported: “Willamette Week is reporting (link is external) that Governor Kate Brown has accepted “an unprecedented” campaign check from George Soros, a billionaire left-wing hedge-fund manager and campaign donor who resides in New York. This is Soros’ “first direct involvement” in Oregon.

“Kate Brown has consistently ignored problems facing everyday Oregonians and has instead used the office of Governor to make herself a national left-wing celebrity. Now, Brown is cashing in and taking big campaign donations from notorious leftist puppet master, billionaire George Soros,” stated Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier.

“We need a Governor who tackles crime, faltering state agencies, and the PERS pension crisis, and a leader who will rescue our bottom performing K-12 schools and stop the out-of-control spending and endless tax increases,” added Currier. “Kate Brown is more interested in wooing George Soros and the out-of-state, leftist, super-rich donor class than truly confronting the serious problems at home. Now we know who she really works for.”

“Oregon voters have yet another reason to send petty politician Kate Brown packing by ending her disastrous governorship this November.”

It appears as though the level of potentially corrupt money is way too high and reaches states that many people weren’t paying attention to until the cash rolled in. Once Soros gets his old fleshy fingers on the strings of a Democrat leader, the taste of the big money is too delicious for the shady politicians to turn away from. It borders on the edge of socialism and insanity as the politicians cash checks and the residents linger and live paycheck to paycheck.

Residents who found out about Kate’s payout, also known as a donation, from Soros will inquire about how she plans to spend the money. Will the money be used to benefit the residents or will it line the interior of her bank account?

This same governor was caught in another scandalous moment as she openly stated that she would not allow her unit of the National Guard to be sent towards the Mexican border to help protect Americans and prevent the massive illegal immigrant invasion that was carrying on. Thousands of people were storming the border, hailing all the way from Central America, and demanded entry and benefits from the country without having to follow the protocol for people who become legal immigrants. Unfortunately, America has rules and everyone must follow them.

The Oregon governor was featured in an article at CNN about her lack of interest in doing what’s right by the American way.

CNN reported: “Oregon’s governor says that if President Donald Trump asks to dispatch members of her state’s National Guard to the US southern border, she’ll “say no.”

In a set of tweets Wednesday, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown said she was “deeply troubled” by Trump’s plan to send members of the US military to the border and implied that the President is doing so as a political distraction.
“If @realDonaldTrump asks me to deploy Oregon Guard troops to the Mexico border, I’ll say no. As Commander of Oregon’s Guard, I’m deeply troubled by Trump’s plan to militarize our border,” the tweet said.”

WATCH: Pissed Off Black Man Just Gave The Most Incredible Plea For Guns – ‘It’s Time’

Gun owners and second amendment supporters have had to watch many anti-gun rants in recent years. Including the most rabid ones which have come recently. Such as the March For Our Lives speaker admitting the truth about their gun control plans and Michael Ian Black comparing pro-gun people to slave owners.

But this man from North Carolina in the video below managed to blow away all the gun control advocates with one short speech.  In a time when so many are falling for the left wing narrative against guns and the second amendment someone comes out speaks the truth.

As you clearly saw in the video above this man, Mark Robinson, takes a North Carolina city council to task over their anti-gun rhetoric by first asking them when they will start standing up with the majority such as himself. The law-abiding gun owners who have never shot anyone. But every single time there is a shooting the first people they go after are the lawful gun owners, while at the same time no one even dares blame the shooter.

He then goes on to add that every time there is a tragic shooting like the one we saw at Parkland or the YouTube headquarters in California politicians and activist first and foremost want to restrict law-abiding gun owners from owning firearms, which in turn restricts our rights to defend ourselves. Amen

Here is more on the real reason why the Parkland Florida students are so active via Town Hall:

“CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: The NRA says that what you guys want to do is not just take away semi-automatic weapons, just take away high-capacity weapons, you really want to take away people’s guns.

Here is one of your fellow students at parkland, Kyle Kashuv, talking during the march yesterday.

KYLE KASHUV, PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING SURVIVOR: They truly don’t know what they’re marching for. They think that they are marching to end school violence, but in reality, the March for Our Lives Website has it listed that they want to ban assault rifles.

WALLACE: Cameron, how do you respond to Kyle?

CAMERON KASKY, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL: Well, first of all, we are not just marching to end school violence. We are marching to end violence all over the country, because that’s where it happens.

Second of all, we are not trying to take everybody’s guns away. My father was a reserve police officer. We have guns in our house. They are responsibly managed and hidden from anyone but him.

The point is, we are not trying to take away everybody’s guns away and the NRA wants people to think that. They are fear-mongers. They want to sell weapons by exploiting people’s fears. So, the second we want to put common sense resolutions on these assault weapons, the NRA will say they are trying to steal every single one of your guns and people believe them. Fortunately, the majority of the American people see past this.

WALLACE: So, where would you draw the line in terms of eliminating guns? Would it just be assault weapons?

KASKY: I think assault weapons need to be banned and I think that smaller weapons used more for protection of your homes can be sold, but there need to be more restrictions. You need to go through mental health check, you need to be 21. These are all things that are common sense and I think getting a handgun to protect your home is an important thing if you need to, but it can’t be that easy.”

And it continued

“WALLACE: We had a school shooting, as I’m sure you know, here in Maryland last week where a student went into the school and killed his former girlfriend, but he was stopped and died, we’re not sure whether he killed himself or he was shot by a sheriff’s deputy at the school who confronted him.

A host on NRA TV yesterday talked about that deputy.

COLION NOIR, NRA TV HOST: To all the kids from Parkland getting ready to use your First Amendment to attack everyone else’s Second Amendment at your march on Saturday, I wish a hero like Blaine had been at Marjory Douglas High School last month, because her classmates would still be alive and no one would know your names.

WALLACE: Delaney, your reaction to that in your reaction to the NRA argument, which is the best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun?

TARR: Well, first of all, our school is Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, not Marjory Douglas High School. So, I felt like I needed to clarify that.

But also, I’m glad that that sheriff had a gun, because he is a person who should have a gun. But a teacher? A teacher does not need a weapon like that. A teacher’s job is to educate, not to defend.

They are pushing that a good guy with a gun — what do you define as a good guy with a gun? Because I would define it as a highly trained professional, not as filling our classrooms with weapons. That is not a good guy with a gun.

WALLACE: And what about the application when he says nobody would know your name, that this is an ego trip?

KASKY: Yes. I think that’s the most pathetic thing I’ve seen out of this, possibly even beating (ph) crisis actors. And that’s the NRA. You’ll notice. They can’t attack our argument, so they are attacking us personally. The fact that they are saying that all we want out of this is for people to know our names, they have no idea how much each of us would give for it to be February 13th again. So, the fact that they stooped that low, I can’t imagine how much lower they can get.”

The saddest part about all this is that on any given weekend you have at least 25 young black men shot by other young black men in inner-city Chicago, which is for all intent and purpose is probably the most gun controlled city in the nation. But leaving that fact aside, when do we get to care about those young men? Or do they just have to be good looking kids from affluent areas that are supposed to enrage us enough to want to give up our second amendment and God-given right to defend ourselves?

IT’S LAW! If You Want Your Welfare Handout You’re Now Going To Have To Make Major Sacrifice To Keep It!

America has a huge problem with people not wanting to work. There are so many able-bodied people refusing to work while they abuse the American welfare system for handouts. There are so many people searching for jobs who can’t find one. There are people who work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. The worst people of all are those who simply refuse to work and they allow their entitlement to carry them through life on the back of the tax paying citizens who work hard their entire life. There are so many people abusing the system that finally one state has decided to act on it and place heavy requirements on the leeches of society. This governor is forcing people to be active and productive citizens in their state and the results will be astounding once this kicks in.

Some people are going to have a huge problem with a bill that just passed in West Virginia, but those people are most likely the ones who abuse the system. It was Governor Jim Justice who signed the new bill that will have a hopefully positive impact on the state and locality where it’s being implemented. This will affect food stamp recipients starting in October and it will require people to work or volunteer in order to continue receiving their welfare based handouts. It’s a positive move that will hopefully encourage more people to begin working and contribute to society.

WV Gazette reported more details on the bill: “Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill into law Tuesday that will impose work requirements on certain adults receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Justice did not issue a release or convene any news conference to break the news, though the Legislature’s website quietly noted the change. Butch Antolini, communications director for Justice, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Starting Oct. 1, 2018, any able-bodied adult — a person between 18 and 49 years of age without dependents — must either work, volunteer or participate in workforce training programs for 20 hours per week to receive SNAP benefits.

Specifically, the bill rescinds West Virginia’s ability to allow the Department of Health and Human Resources to issue waivers to SNAP recipients from the federal work requirements for able-bodied working adults.

However, people in counties with a 12-month average unemployment rate above 10 percent, a 24-month average unemployment rate 20 percent above the national average for the same period, or a “labor surplus area” as designated by the U.S. Department of Labor, can receive the waivers until October 2022.

At that point, barring a change in state law, no able-bodied working adults in the state can receive waivers from the work requirement.

Those who do not receive a waiver and do not meet the work requirements can receive SNAP benefits for up to three months every three years.

The bill also requires DHHR to report the employment impact of the work requirements, SNAP caseload and other figures to the Legislature on a county-by-county basis.

Nine counties in the state have undergone a pilot program of SNAP work requirements. According to DHHR’s analysis of the pilot program, it did not have a significant impact on employment figures for the population of able-bodied adults without dependents, although it did slash the SNAP caseload.”

The bill to get people working and volunteering to keep their benefits will hopefully be successful and carry over to other states. President Trump has already seen a major decrease in the number of people receiving benefits during his first year in the White House. This is likely due to the number of job increases and a stimulated economy. Trump has seen numerous wins for which helped boom America’s job count and lower the unemployment levels.

People who need help are often granted help, but the major problem is when people who don’t need help try to essentially steal the helping hands from the taxpayers. Too many people have been caught in fraudulent activity involving theft of welfare benefits. One of the major crimes that involve the theft is when people trade a lower amount of cash for a higher amount of food stamps. This is a problem in some smaller independent deli stores where the owner allows people to buy “generic” items, or items not legally allowed to and charges them double the number of food stamps.

President Trump has a goal to get people working and it seems like his message is traveling to others. We need to work and we need to work hard.

We help those who need it and we work when we’re able to.

The days of easy money sitting on the couch are over and stealing from the hard working American taxpayers is just about over.

IRONY ALERT: Armed Security Going In NOW To Protect Anti-Gun Employees Who Say They Need It And You Don’t

It was a day they won’t ever forget. They were working hard at the YouTube headquarters, spending time censoring people, demonetizing others, and limiting the right to post instructional gun videos on their platform. One of the people who was reportedly censored or demonetized had finally broken their anger and did something about it. She plotted revenge on the people she thought were responsible for her YouTube channel being ruined with violations of constitutional rights to voice her craft the way she pleases. Sure, it’s a platform that people sign up and agree to the rules, but when the rules are bent for some and broken for others and the bias is highly obvious, then people have a right to be angered. Her videos were awkward, but they were hers and she was proud of them. Others, like people from YouTube, were not.

It was then that the vegan, alt-left, Muslim, female known as Nasim Aghdam took her anger at YouTube’s system and acted upon it in a gun free zone where strict anti-gun laws were in place. She broke the law, injured people, and lost her own life in the process. She won’t ever make another YouTube video, but she fought against something she believed in. What she did was horrible and should not ever be imitated, for breaking crimes and shooting people over YouTube is not the answer that we need, but it certainly got the message across that what YouTube and other big media giants are doing is completely wrong as well.

It was suggested that the YouTube headquarters has a relaxed atmosphere laced with gimmicks and fun things to play with or on. They have a slide that takes people from one floor to another and it seems like one of the most fun places to work on days where people aren’t getting shot. It almost sounds like Disney World for people who love technology and Internet-based business. It was a nightmare when Nasim Aghdam arrived, but before that, it seemed like a pleasant place – a place that wouldn’t ever need armed security to protect them. Of course, that is until YouTube started going after people’s rights, targetting their work, and doing so which such obvious bias that everyone from every side of politics can see it happening.

In walks the shooter, bang bang bang goes a few people, and now YouTube will likely have to employ multiple armed guards to protect their complex. They went from banning gun videos to getting shot and needing someone with a gun to protect them. The level of irony here is too high.

Critics have blamed the shooting at YouTube’s sprawling HQ in San Bruno, California, on lax security and the technology industry’s apparent obsession with giving employees a trendy work environment and good benefits over safety. They now need armed guards to protect the headquarters so this does not ever happen again – or if it does, it’s neutralized faster.

It was a day they won’t ever forget. They were working hard at the YouTube headquarters, spending time censoring people, demonetizing others, and limiting the right to post instructional gun videos on their platform. One of the people who was reportedly censored or demonetized had finally broken their anger and did something about it. She plotted revenge on the people she thought were responsible for her YouTube channel being ruined with violations of constitutional rights to voice her craft the way she pleases. Sure, it’s a platform that people sign up and agree to the rules, but when the rules are bent for some and broken for others and the bias is highly obvious, then people have a right to be angered. Her videos were awkward, but they were hers and she was proud of them. Others, like people from YouTube, were not.

It was then that the vegan, alt-left, Muslim, female known as Nasim Aghdam took her anger at YouTube’s system and acted upon it in a gun free zone where strict anti-gun laws were in place. She broke the law, injured people, and lost her own life in the process. She won’t ever make another YouTube video, but she fought against something she believed in. What she did was horrible and should not ever be imitated, for breaking crimes and shooting people over YouTube is not the answer that we need, but it certainly got the message across that what YouTube and other big media giants are doing is completely wrong as well.

It was suggested that the YouTube headquarters has a relaxed atmosphere laced with gimmicks and fun things to play with or on. They have a slide that takes people from one floor to another and it seems like one of the most fun places to work on days where people aren’t getting shot. It almost sounds like Disney World for people who love technology and Internet-based business. It was a nightmare when Nasim Aghdam arrived, but before that, it seemed like a pleasant place – a place that wouldn’t ever need armed security to protect them. Of course, that is until YouTube started going after people’s rights, targetting their work, and doing so which such obvious bias that everyone from every side of politics can see it happening.

In walks the shooter, bang bang bang goes a few people, and now YouTube will likely have to employ multiple armed guards to protect their complex. They went from banning gun videos to getting shot and needing someone with a gun to protect them. The level of irony here is too high.

Critics have blamed the shooting at YouTube’s sprawling HQ in San Bruno, California, on lax security and the technology industry’s apparent obsession with giving employees a trendy work environment and good benefits over safety. They now need armed guards to protect the headquarters so this does not ever happen again – or if it does, it’s neutralized faster.

As reported by the Daily Mail “Among those crying out for tightened security at all of the sites in the wake of Tuesday’s shooting was the NRA.

Its national spokeswoman Dana Loesch said it was a ‘weakness’ in the building’s planning or security which allowed Aghdam to open fire.

‘The weakness will be found. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have happened,’ she said on the association’s own TV channel.

YouTube’s parent company Google, which commented after the shooting on Tuesday to say it would cooperate with authorities, did not respond to questions about its security measures on Wednesday.”

She’s right. A company that large who now targets, demonetizes, and censors people based on their beliefs and hobbies had become a target themselves. When a company angers thousands of YouTube video makers and threatens their livelihood (some people do YouTube videos for a career), then, of course, they will face the wrath if someone is pushed to the edge.

YouTube and other big companies, especially social media giants, do not need to spend much time on censorship because people will already censor things themselves. Websites can place filters on the site that allow people to follow/unfollow content and create their own experience. For example, if you don’t want to see something, then you can have the ability to turn it off YOURSELF and not be told by the media company that something is bad. That’s all subjective and people should have the right to decide for themselves what they watch.

Time.com recently reported that it was just a few years ago when there was supposed to be security hired to work, but now we’re unsure whatever happened to them and if they were ever hired. If they were, then they sure were not present when YouTube was shot up by the one person who could destroy the entire leftist narrative on guns. Time reported “Silicon Valley security officers number in the thousands, working for companies like Facebook, Cicso, Google and Apple. In 2014, Google announced it would hire about 200 in-house security guards for its Mountain View headquarters and for YouTube’s headquarters, as several Silicon Valley firms came under scrutiny for relying on outside contractors for security services.”

Where are they now?

NY Rep Explains Why He Won’t Be Attending This Weekend’s Local Gun Forum With Students

Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) will not be attending this Saturday’s gun forum organized by local students in Western New York.

The “Town Hall for Our Lives,” rally is to be held at Buffalo’s St. Paul’s Cathedral this Saturday.

“The idea is to generate a respectful discussion on the merits of gun control and potential solutions to the mass shootings that have devastated communities and schools throughout the country,” according to local reports.

Collins isn’t so sure.

“This rally is going to be an anti-gun rally,” Collins explained in an interview with WBEN Radio 930AM Thursday morning.

What we really need to focus on, he said, is “the root cause” of these shootings. “It’s not the gun, it’s the shooter.”

Yet, the hosts wondered if Collins’s no show makes it seem like he’s “turning his back” on the kids.

“i don’t think so,” he said, because he’s going to be at two high schools this weekend talking to kids. He’d be “happy” to go to Clarence High School at some point for legitimate discussions.

The forum, on the other hand, is “an anti-Republican situation.”

“It’s hypocrites of the worst kind.”

The forum speakers, he predicted, are going to be standing up on stage saying they’re going to ban the AR-15.

That is unproductive, he said, because most guns in America are semiautomatic. “We’ve had them for 130 years.”

“Banning a gun doesn’t change the shooter,” he said.

He mentioned his own efforts to address shootings, including voting for the NICS bill that passed Congress last week to strengthen background checks.

He won’t be bringing that message to Saturday’s forum, he elaborated, because it’s just going to be a political demonstration.

“It’s going to be a circus,” he added. “It’s not a productive use of my time. This is a trap I’m not going to fall into.”

The hosts asked him if he meant to make his recent controversial comment, which was met with backlash in the community, that the kids in question are “radical partisans.”

“They have been co-opted by radical partisans,” he clarified. “I feel bad for them.”

While the forum may have been a chance for Collins to offer a conservative voice, he surmised that that’s not this event’s intent. After all, candidates running for office will be there.

“The minute they start inviting opponents of his” like Democrat Nathan McMurray, who aren’t even holding office at the federal level, he knew he would not be attending.

“Why aren’t they holding this at Clarence High School?”

McMurray listened in on the conversation and quickly responded.

The Memo: Kelly said to be losing influence with Trump

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has lost significant influence with President Trump, according to several sources within Trump’s orbit.

Those sources tell that Trump has proven increasingly resistant to the discipline that Kelly has sought to impose on the White House since he took over from Reince Priebus last summer.

One former administration official said that Kelly had “ruled the West Wing with an iron fist” during the first six months of his tenure but added, “I don’t think that is the case any longer.”

A difference source within Trump’s orbit said, “John, I think, is frustrated because his influence has been diminished and he cannot control what the president does.”

As examples of Trump chafing at his chief of staff, insiders cite some off-the-cuff policy pronouncements from the president that seemed aimed, at least in part, at demonstrating defiance of Kelly.

They also point to personnel changes that have weakened Kelly’s position internally. Like minded  figures such as national security advisor H.R. McMaster are on the way out. Kelly is said to have limited input or influence over new arrivals such as McMaster’s replacement John Bolton or Larry Kudlow, who is replacing Gary Cohn as chief economic advisor.

Two sources also said Kelly had been championing Mercedes Schlapp for the position of communications director recently vacated by Hope Hicks. The fact that he has not, so far, won that battle is asserted to be another example of his diminished clout.

In the telling of several sources among a half-dozen who spoke to , the president’s willingness to follow his instincts has risen to greater heights than ever in recent weeks.

“Now Trump isn’t talking to Kelly about this stuff anymore — ‘what is your opinion on the Syria issue?’ — because what the president is becoming more comfortable with is his intuition, his gut. That’s what is driving him,” said the source within Trump’s orbit.

Confusion has reigned over precisely what the administration’s policy is on Syria since Trump announced last week — to the apparent surprise of senior members of his staff — that he wanted the U.S. out of the war-torn nation “very soon.” He made the remark during a speech in Ohio that was mainly about infrastructure.

This week, Trump reiterated during a Tuesday news conference with the leaders of three Baltic nations that, “I want to get out. I want to bring our troops back home. … It’s time.”

But those statements came in the wake of a January statement from then-secretary of State Rex Tillerson that “it is vital for the United States to remain engaged in Syria.” The Associated Press has reported that Trump signed off on that speech.

A Wednesday statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought, with limited success, to clarify the situation.

Referring to the battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Sanders said that “the military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end.”

But she added that, “the United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated.”

Reflecting the confusion, some news outlets emphasized Trump drawing down in Syria, while others contended that he was walking back his earlier pledge by declining to set a timetable for withdrawal.

Either way, sources told that the to-ing and fro-ing was anathema to Kelly, a retired Marine general.

Kelly is in little immediate danger of being fired, but there are growing questions about how long he will be willing to endure the current situation, where his advice can be disregarded and his sensibilities defied.

One GOP operative went so far as to say that Kelly is “gone in fact, if not in title.”

But Kelly still has allies on staff and in the wider Trump world.

Those allies insist that enemies with agendas are greatly exaggerating the possibility of Kelly’s demise, in part in the hope of restoring their own access to Trump.

The pro-Kelly voices also raise eyebrows at why, if the chief of staff is so weakened, his critics are only willing to speak under cover of anonymity.

“People say he restricts the information flow, but his job is not controlling the president,” said Michael Caputo, a longtime Trump friend. “I don’t know why people are saying this, but I know they are saying it off the record, which tells you all you need to know about their courage.”

Barry Bennett, a senior advisor to Trump’s 2016 campaign, wryly noted that, “no one has ever restrained Donald Trump.”

He also pushed back at the idea that Kelly is a diminished presence.

“I don’t think John Kelly is less powerful. Everybody still reports to him. The president is always going to be the same guy he was — he likes being in control. But I don’t think that is any measure of John Kelly.”

Even if that is so, however, it is common knowledge that Kelly sought to clean house when he was first appointed. Chief strategist Steve Bannon departed soon after he arrived, as did former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who served as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison.

Numerous sources noted that Kelly’s broader efforts to limit the number of people who had access to the president sat uneasily with the way Trump had managed his business empire for decades.

Some expressed sympathy with Kelly’s instincts to impose order on the unruly atmosphere that had festered during Priebus’s time as chief of staff.

“Early on — typically, in any administration — you would have less than 10 people with walk-in rights,” said a source who worked closely with Trump’s transition team. With Trump “even from the get-go, there were maybe 30 people with walk-in rights, because he wanted to have the same structure he had in the Trump Organization.”

This source added, “from a government perspective, that seems to create a bit of a chaotic environment. You need them to focus.”

Bennett, the former campaign advisor, argued that Trump’s understands someone needs to do the kind of job that is now Kelly’s.

“I guarantee you that Donald Trump wants nothing to do with the daily management of all those people — department heads and others. Donald Trump is very happy that John Kelly is doing all of that. But people who think that he can tell Donald Trump not to tweet? That’s foolish.”

Still, others insist that Trump needs a more free flowing atmosphere than Kelly is willing to provide.

The two are on a collision course, they say — and it will end badly sooner or later.

“What [Trump] has expressed is missing the opportunity to interact with individuals,” the source within Trump’s orbit said. “All these stories of the White House in chaos are missing the point.

“To him, it is stagnation because he is getting his information now from two or three people. He is used to being inundated with people all day long.”

“He doesn’t see that as chaos,” the source said — before adding that when Trump contemplates the current, more buttoned-down atmosphere “he sees it as a morgue.”

The Memo is a reported column by Niall Stanage, primarily focused on Donald Trump’s presidency.

Senator Tim Scott Makes Shocking Admission About Trump, Liberals Are Stunned

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott just made a shocking admission about a private moment that he had with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Liberals are stunned b what he had to say, which was captured on video.

Even before President Donald Trump took office, liberals have gone out of their way to paint him as a racist and a bigot. Everyone from Democrats to the mainstream media has continually tried to portray our President as a closed-minded buffoon and as someone who isn’t sensitive to the rocky history of race relations in our country. However, after they see a CNN interview with Senator Scott (R-SC), they won’t have a leg to stand on.

According to Daily Caller, during the interview with CNN host Alisyn Camerota, Scott shared the set with Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and relayed a very specific encounter that he had with President Donald Trump. Liberals weren’t ready to hear about this.

“I tell you the truth, I go back to a specific incident in the Charlottesville situation, where I had some very harsh comments about the president. And, I was very candid about my displeasure and how I found some of his comments to be indefensible. He invited me into the Oval Office after my criticism, and I found something quite surprising happening in the Oval Office,” Sen. Scott recounted.

“He said, ‘We’re not on the same page on the history of race relations in this country. Help me find the way forward.’ So, I started talking about legislative remedies that would help poor kids from poor communities, like the ones I grew up in,” Scott continued. According to Newsmax, Scott credits that conversation with Trump as what eventually led to the bipartisan passage of new legislation.

“And, he said that he was interested in the legislation. Long story short, he supported the legislation, and now, Cory Booker and myself, Chris Coons, and other Democrats, along with Republicans on the finance committee got that bill passed into law, and every state is now looking at ways to create opportunities,” Scott explained.

 

“Yes, the rhetoric cannot be helpful, it can be indefensible at times, but the challenge I laid on the president’s desk was to help me find a path forward, and legislatively you had to concede that that legislation, as well as now record low unemployment in communities of color, are helpful targets from a public policy standpoint,” Scott continued. “But, we still have to wrestle with the rhetoric that can sometimes be hurtful.”

Obviously caught off guard by Scott’s candid and unexpected story about Trump, Camerota simply said, “I think that’s a really valuable story.” It’s never easy for liberals to give Trump credit for being open-minded or even to admit that he isn’t filled with contempt for people of color.

Liberals will eventually have to come to terms with the fact that Donald Trump is probably one of the greatest presidents our country has ever had. In all honesty, former President Barack Obama didn’t exactly set the bar for performance very high after eight years of increasing debt and destructive policies across the board.

Despite his predecessor having been an absolute failure, Trump is proving himself to be a true leader for all Americans regardless of their ethnicity. Trump’s accomplishments in the jobs sector alone prove that he is a far better President than Obama ever was for minorities.

Still, these are things that liberals have trouble seeing because they aren’t interested in Americans having a higher quality of life. The unfortunate truth is that the left really only thrives when people fail and when they become dependent on the government for sustenance.

After decades of that kind of thinking, there are entire cities that have become criminal hotbeds where the majority of minorities live in sub-poverty conditions. I think Chicago is a great example to look at when criticizing liberals for the negative effects of their ideology. I applaud Senator Scott for taking the time to compliment our President for his quality of character and open-mindedness when it comes to bringing different views to the table.

BREAKING: Famous Celeb Just Caught Making Assassination Gesture Against Ivanka Trump

Another day goes by and another round of harsh criticism from outrageous celebrities clashes with the Presidential Trump family. This celebrity just visualized Ivanka Trump in the trunk of his car. Whether she’s dead or alive, we don’t know – but this is the type of anti-climatic presidential disrespect that many people feel should come with a consequence. Older generations will remember the days where people spoke of the President and their family with respect. Even if they disagreed with the President or members of their family, they still showed respect. That’s a legendary attribute that’s missing from many of today’s youth and especially the hypocritical celebrity population who so thankfully takes a few moments from sexually assaulting each other, doing mass amounts of drugs, and reminding normal everyday people who work for a living how to behave.

This latest attack on Ivanka Trump comes from aging rapper, Eminem, who’s drug-riddled past and drama with his mama used to be the bane of his existence and the topic of his highly sold albums. Then Trump broke Eminem and now the fledgling rapper spends time talking about politics and his hate for Trump. His previous work was touted as extremely talented, provocative, and engagingly creative – even though the content was for mature audiences, he still showcased high levels of talent. Nowadays he seems to have lost his ways and his anger towards President Trump doesn’t seem to match the audience that he previously catered to. There are former songs of his that use gay slurs or talk about killing people, which is something that most people in America are against using and doing. Everyone understands that Eminem is just like any other rapper who often uses shocking and provocative language to induce emotion in listeners to generate plays, downloads, or purchases of his music. That’s his job, but it’s very hypocritical of someone who talks like that to point his anger towards the President possibly fantasize about murdering his daughter.

Watch the video:

The Sun reported: “The video for the latest track from his album Revival shows Eminem as an escaped asylum patient on a murder spree he doesn’t remember and telling officers he was “framed” for his crimes.

On the track the Detroit rapper says: “Woke up, it was dawn, musta knew somethin’ was wrong.

“Think I’m becomin’ a monster ’cause of the drugs that I’m on, Donald Duck’s on, there’s a Tonka Truck in the yard, but dog, how the f**k is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car?”

He continues: “Gotta get to the bottom of it to try to solve it, must go above and beyond, ’cause it’s incumbent upon me… Plus I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde, girl that m**********in’ baton twirler that got dumped in the pond.”

He also mentions “sneaking into where Christie Brinkley dwells,” and having “three personalities” inside of him.

The video concludes with his capture and being returned to the asylum where he injected with a substance.

While the Trump family have not commented on the rapper’s controversial lyrics, it’s not the first time Eminem has taken aim at the First Family.

At the BET Awards in 2017, Eminem did a live freestyle in which he castigated both the president and his fans who are Trump supporters saying: “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against.

“And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: F**k you.”

“The rest of America, stand up! We love our military, and we love our country… But we f****n’ hate Trump!”

Not everyone hates Donald Trump. In fact, millions of Americans support the President. Many who dislike him still respect his position as the leader of the country. Not everyone has to like the President, but they should respect him just like any other President.

The entertainment industry faces a long battle thanks to their own double standards and hypocritical behavior that involves a lot of “do what I say, and not what I do” engagements. Ratings for awards shows and the movie industry have slumped and it’s mostly because celebrities continue placing themselves on a higher throne of virtue in which they interject their opinions on politics upon their platform of entertainment. Most fans of music, movies, and other forms of entertainment wish that the celebrities would remove the politics from their platform and stick to doing their job. People today can’t seem to watch an award show filled with rich celebrities patting themselves on the back without having to listen to politics.

Another day goes by and another round of harsh criticism from outrageous celebrities clashes with the Presidential Trump family. This celebrity just visualized Ivanka Trump in the trunk of his car. Whether she’s dead or alive, we don’t know – but this is the type of anti-climatic presidential disrespect that many people feel should come with a consequence. Older generations will remember the days where people spoke of the President and their family with respect. Even if they disagreed with the President or members of their family, they still showed respect. That’s a legendary attribute that’s missing from many of today’s youth and especially the hypocritical celebrity population who so thankfully takes a few moments from sexually assaulting each other, doing mass amounts of drugs, and reminding normal everyday people who work for a living how to behave.

This latest attack on Ivanka Trump comes from aging rapper, Eminem, who’s drug-riddled past and drama with his mama used to be the bane of his existence and the topic of his highly sold albums. Then Trump broke Eminem and now the fledgling rapper spends time talking about politics and his hate for Trump. His previous work was touted as extremely talented, provocative, and engagingly creative – even though the content was for mature audiences, he still showcased high levels of talent. Nowadays he seems to have lost his ways and his anger towards President Trump doesn’t seem to match the audience that he previously catered to. There are former songs of his that use gay slurs or talk about killing people, which is something that most people in America are against using and doing. Everyone understands that Eminem is just like any other rapper who often uses shocking and provocative language to induce emotion in listeners to generate plays, downloads, or purchases of his music. That’s his job, but it’s very hypocritical of someone who talks like that to point his anger towards the President possibly fantasize about murdering his daughter.

Watch the video:

The Sun reported: “The video for the latest track from his album Revival shows Eminem as an escaped asylum patient on a murder spree he doesn’t remember and telling officers he was “framed” for his crimes.

On the track the Detroit rapper says: “Woke up, it was dawn, musta knew somethin’ was wrong.

“Think I’m becomin’ a monster ’cause of the drugs that I’m on, Donald Duck’s on, there’s a Tonka Truck in the yard, but dog, how the f**k is Ivanka Trump in the trunk of my car?”

He continues: “Gotta get to the bottom of it to try to solve it, must go above and beyond, ’cause it’s incumbent upon me… Plus I feel somewhat responsible for the dumb little blonde, girl that m**********in’ baton twirler that got dumped in the pond.”

He also mentions “sneaking into where Christie Brinkley dwells,” and having “three personalities” inside of him.

The video concludes with his capture and being returned to the asylum where he injected with a substance.

While the Trump family have not commented on the rapper’s controversial lyrics, it’s not the first time Eminem has taken aim at the First Family.

At the BET Awards in 2017, Eminem did a live freestyle in which he castigated both the president and his fans who are Trump supporters saying: “Any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against.

“And if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this: F**k you.”

“The rest of America, stand up! We love our military, and we love our country… But we f****n’ hate Trump!”

Not everyone hates Donald Trump. In fact, millions of Americans support the President. Many who dislike him still respect his position as the leader of the country. Not everyone has to like the President, but they should respect him just like any other President.

The entertainment industry faces a long battle thanks to their own double standards and hypocritical behavior that involves a lot of “do what I say, and not what I do” engagements. Ratings for awards shows and the movie industry have slumped and it’s mostly because celebrities continue placing themselves on a higher throne of virtue in which they interject their opinions on politics upon their platform of entertainment. Most fans of music, movies, and other forms of entertainment wish that the celebrities would remove the politics from their platform and stick to doing their job. People today can’t seem to watch an award show filled with rich celebrities patting themselves on the back without having to listen to politics.

The bottom line is that people don’t want politics in their entertainment. When everyone makes everything about politics, then people get burned out and turn away from the entertainment that they used to love. There’s no fun in entertainment when overpaid celebrities attack the President or his daughter and turn their schtick into that of a poorly thought out political news blurb.

People who want to listen to music aren’t interested in vicious attacks on Ivanka Trump or politics.

Eminem could help make entertainment great again by keeping politics out of entertainment.

Mother Says She’s “Proud Of Daughter” Who Disrespected Veterans In Front Of 47,000 People

It’s getting worse and worse every day. The lack of respect for our military, flag and our nation is growing by leaps and bounds. This time two elementary school students who were part of a choir which was invited to perform the national anthem before the start of the Seattle Mariner’s baseball game, decided to take a knee.

One of the girls Helena Gamet told her mother ahead of time what she and a friend were planning, It was a rare chance to make a statement on a big stage and she had her mother’s support.

The girl said she did this because she believes in the Black Lives Matter movement and thinks that in this country, a lot of social injustice is happening and a lot of racial inequality is happening to black people for which they aren’t receiving justice.

The girl’s mother, in an interview, stated that she told her daughter that if she was going to do this, there’s going to be pros and cons. Adding that there was going to be ignorant people who say ignorant things and they’re not going to care that these girls are 12.

Although the girl did later state that she meant no disrespect for our military judging by the mother’s answer it’s clear where this girl gets her disrespect for the nation that houses her.

Watch.

In what other nation in this world are blacks better off than they are in the U.S? And that’s an honest question. Elitist athletes disrespect our country because Collin Kaepernick had to find a way to remain in the news after being benched by the San Francisco Forty Niners for being a poor player and all these rich players follow suit. Most of whom probably don’t know much history other than the one Hollywood makes up for them so they think it’s ok to disrespect our flag.

How things have changed, if anyone from my generation would have pulled a stunt like this, there would have been hell to pay at home for being disrespectful towards the nation which gives endless opportunities to those who want them.

Here are more arguments for and against players kneeling during sporting events via The Boston Globe:

“YES

Amanda Orlando Kesterson

Gloucester resident, Republican State Committee member

Amanda Orlando Kesterson
The practice of playing our country’s national anthem before sporting events is a time-honored tradition. The highly-paid NFL athletes who sparked national controversy by kneeling during the anthem to protest what they term a “racist America” spit in the eye of the same country that tunes in each week to pay their exorbitant salaries.

When the NFL allows disrespect for the flag and the anthem, it disrespects the brave men and women who have provided the freedom and opportunity those athletes enjoy. No country is perfect, but this imperfect nation has liberated other countries and provided opportunities to millions seeking freedom. Our flag and what it represents deserves respect, especially from those as privileged as professional athletes.

The government should never punish anyone for peaceful protest, which is protected by our Constitution. But the NFL owners absolutely should punish players for these actions or it will continue to suffer financial consequences from consumers who resent the anti-American messaging put forth by the players.

When an NFL player dons his uniform and steps onto the field, he is no longer simply an individual peacefully protesting. He is an employee, representing an organization, and his actions while on the job reflect on that company. Private companies set expectations for employees’ behavior, dress, hair length, visible tattoos, and other issues that they feel are important for marketing their brand. Athletes might be highly paid, but they are still employees. The NFL should deal with rogue employees who choose to send an anti-American message to consumers.

In 2012, a young woman visited Arlington National Cemetery and posed for a photo — which went viral — while making an obscene gesture and pretending to yell next to a sign asking for silence and respect while visiting the grounds. Thousands of calls poured in to her employer complaining about her lack of respect for our veterans buried there, and her employer fired the woman and her coworkers who took the shot for not representing the company’s values while on the job.

The right to free speech is protected from government oppression, but not private sector scrutiny. That employer sent a message that codes of appropriate behavior are expected when on the job. The NFL owners should do the same.

NO

Anthony Owens

Salem resident, volunteer, Essex County Community Organization

Anthony Owens
The answer is “no” and we should be examining very deeply why this type of question is even being raised. National Football League teams should not (and cannot) punish their players for kneeling during the playing of the national anthem. The First Amendment of the Constitution protects freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to protest. As it reads, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Inspired by the example set by Colin Kaepernick last season, more than 200 NFL players kneeled — a respectful symbol of selflessness, humility, and supplication — or sat in conscientious objection during the playing of the national anthem on Sept. 24, 2017. They were making a public statement and, in the language of our Constitution, to petition for a redress of their grievances regarding police abuse and the killing by police officers of African Americans across the United States.

In Kaepernick’s own words to NFL Media in 2016, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Instead of trifling questions like this one that only serve to distract, we should instead be asking ourselves some more important questions:

1. Does this very question of whether punishment should be assessed for kneeling during the national anthem (but not after a touchdown, as with Tim Tebow) underscore Kaepernick’s very point about racial oppression in the US?

2. Why individuals who have killed citizens that they are supposed to be protecting and serving are not punished in this country?

3. How can we as Americans who believe in “liberty and justice for all” stem the obvious patterns of injustice that Kaepernick and his peers have raised, when we so clearly will do anything to avoid looking at them?”