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Fox News: David Bossie on IG report: Some FBI employees desperately wanted to stop Trump from being elected

A week ago it was reported that Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz would finally be releasing his report on how Obama-era leaders at the department and the FBI badly botched their 2016 investigation of Hillary Clinton’s serious mishandling of sensitive government emails when she was secretary of state. But it seems that once the release date became public, deep state actors and the Trump-hating media went to work.

A strategic leaker fed an unverified rumor to the media Wednesday about President Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to distract the public from focusing on the highly inflammatory and damning IG’s report that was issued Thursday. This political tactic is used routinely, but Americans are smart enough to recognize that is was part of the left’s coordinated witch hunt to take down President Trump.

Now that the IG report has been made public, the American people can see the truth for themselves. The truth is that certain high-level bad actors in the FBI wanted desperately to stop candidate Donald Trump from becoming president of the United States.

One new text message disclosed in Horowitz’s report is a smoking gun. On August 8, 2016, FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, who were romantically involved, exchanged a text that confirmed our worst nightmares.

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Fox News: David Bossie: Much-anticipated Inspector General's report on DOJ, FBI comes out this week -- then what?

By David N. Bossie | Fox News (06/11/2018)

Department of Justice Inspector General (“IG”) Michael Horowitz’s report will finally be made public on Thursday of this week. After an investigation that’s lasted well over a year, I’m cautiously optimistic that the report will answer many questions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former Director James Comey and Acting-Director Andrew McCabe and the Justice Department under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This report may also help restore some of the American people’s trust that was lost in the FBI and DOJ over the controversial investigations surrounding the 2016 presidential election.

However, as a veteran of Washington, this is not the first highly anticipated government report that I’ve waited on. Once the media drumbeat begins, expectations can build and this time is no exception. The inflammatory allegations that are under investigation are driving public interest. But IG reports are infamous in this town because sometimes they leave you frustrated and wanting more information, like in the case of the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi. More times than not they’re short on details, and are usually remembered for what information was redacted or edited as opposed to what actually ends up being disclosed.

That being said, I believe that Inspector General Horowitz understands this is not your everyday IG report that will be thrown into the circular file and forgotten about in a hot second. He must know that he has got to do everything in his power to get this right. The American people want and deserve accountability. After such a long and drawn out investigation, this report must be seen as thorough. If the highlights of the investigation are only that James Comey was “insubordinate” in his actions and Loretta Lynch is “rebuked” for her handling of the Clinton case, that won’t cut the mustard. Americans from coast to coast are eager for serious consequences and criminal referrals, like the one sent to the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia concerning Leakin’ Andy McCabe.

There are scores of questions, subject areas, and allegations in play. The central question in my opinion is did Hillary Clinton and her cronies get preferential treatment in her email server investigation for political reasons? If Horowitz finds evidence of this, the natural question is, will there ever be an impartial investigation of the Clinton email scandal and by whom? This is why I along with many others have called for a second special counsel in this case.

Other pressing questions center on James Comey’s infamous exoneration memo that we now know was written months before Hillary Clinton’s FBI interview, as well as what Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton really spoke about during their secret obstruction of justice summit on the tarmac in Phoenix.

There are also many unanswered questions concerning FBI official Peter Strzok’s text message about an “insurance policy” to investigate the Trump campaign and another text that states former President Obama “wants to know everything we’re doing." As you may recall, President Obama went out of his way to ensure the public that the Hillary Clinton email investigation was free from any White House political influence. This text says something entirely different, which leads to the question: what did Barack Obama know and when did he know it?

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Fox News: David Bossie: Sorry, Democrats, primary results prove that Trump’s agenda is a smash hit

The results in Tuesday's primaries in eight states are an early indication that President Trump's "America First" agenda and accomplishments are winning the support of the American people. This is good news for Republicans running in the Nov. 6 midterm elections.

The Trump agenda of economic growth, job creation, border security, and peace through strength abroad is causing voters to seriously consider the consequences of supporting candidates who carry the Democratic mantle of tax hikes, protecting sanctuary cities, and the hyper-partisan and baseless impeachment witch hunt.

In California, it will be hard for Democrats to point to evidence that a blue wave is coming in November. In congressional districts 39, 45 and 48 – all key pieces of the puzzle for a Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives – Republican candidates received over 50 percent of the vote in the “jungle primary” system.

With Democrats clinging to a meager 3 percent advantage in generic ballot polling averages, picking up the 23 House seats necessary to win a Democratic majority looks like it will be more difficult than expected.

Democrats also failed in their quest to send two open-border liberals to the general election in the California gubernatorial contest. Republican businessman John Cox captured second place, due to strong support from President Trump.

Cox will be a strong advocate for the president's pro-growth economic record in California. This will be a sharp contrast to Democrat Gavin Newsom's ultra-liberal objectives, which will only continue California's charge into the abyss.

Also worth noting is that a Democratic state senator in California was recalled for voting for gas tax increases, costing California Democrats the supermajority in the Legislature necessary to raise taxes even more.

Fresh off one of the best jobs reports in years, voters came to the polls in the eight states where primaries were held with growing optimism and a feeling that there is reason to feel good again in America.

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Fox News Op-Ed: State Department says it'll take 45 to 65 YEARS to get me info on its role in the 2016 election

For years my organization, Citizens United, battled the Obama State Department over dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and lawsuits. It became common knowledge that if you wanted to get information out of the State Department in a timely manner, you had to go to court.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, it was Citizens United and Judicial Watch that pried open Foggy Bottom to expose Hillary Clinton’s emails and pay to play scandals at the Clinton Foundation.

Fast forward to today and we are still being forced to litigate with the “Deep State” Department. Unbeknownst to President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the State Department continues to stonewall our investigations by slow-walking the production of vital documents that might be detrimental to the left’s fake narrative of so-called Russian collusion with the Trump presidential campaign.

Last October, Citizens United filed a FOIA request for the emails and phone messages of former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. Our investigation is seeking to learn what role Nuland played in the Obama State Department facilitating the efforts of former British spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS in advancing the fake Trump dossier.

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David Bossie: Pompeo vote is Democrats' latest unhinged stunt -- He should be confirmed as secretary of state

The effort by Senate Democrats to block CIA Director Mike Pompeo from being confirmed as secretary of state is just the latest political stunt that unhinged liberals are trying to pull. Our Founding Fathers did not design our constitutional republic with this level of obstruction in mind from the minority party in the legislative branch.

Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with that nation’s leader – Kim Jong Un – to lay the groundwork for denuclearization talks with President Trump. Kim subsequently announced Saturday that he is suspending tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, and closing a nuclear test site.

Democratic obstruction of Pompeo’s confirmation at this sensitive time – an effort led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. – is flat-out dangerous.

Pompeo has the trust of President Trump and is uniquely qualified to be our nation’s next chief diplomat. He was confirmed by this same group of senators as CIA director by a vote of 66-32 just 15 short months ago in January 2017. And he is highly regarded for his foreign policy intellect, experience and leadership skills.

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Fox News Op-ed: The Trump army must march to the polls in 2018 and send a message to Democrats

By David N. Bossie | Fox News March 1, 2018

The announcement that President Trump has hired 2016 Trump campaign veteran Brad Parscale to manage his 2020 re-election effort is a master stroke of genius that accomplishes many objectives.

First of all, I know Brad well having worked with him during the 2016 campaign. He’s smart, he knows how to win, and he knows how the candidate works. He’s also a genius when it comes to digital and online communications, a space that all campaigns will focus more and more on in 2018, 2020, and beyond.

The timing of the Parscale roll-out is very savvy in that it eviscerates the fake news that pops up in the mainstream media from time to time speculating that perhaps the president would not seek re-election. This story is now dead as a doornail; President Donald J. Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2020 with an outstanding record of conservative accomplishments to run on.

It also sends the unequivocal signal that President Trump enjoys leading our great country that he loves, that he’s ready to fight for a second term, and that he is determined to see his entire Make America Great Again agenda enacted.

At two years and eight months until November 2020, can anyone question the president’s resolve and purpose when it comes to making the case to the American people for another four years?

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The Hill: Bossie Op-ed: IG is our best hope for criminal investigation of Clinton dealings

During the summer of 2015, I called for an impartial nonpartisan special counsel to be appointed to investigate Hillary Clinton's private email server and related matters. It was clear to me that Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the time had a conflict of interest because President Clinton appointed her as United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999.

How does a political appointee like Lynch fairly investigate her party’s own frontrunner for president who also happens to be Bill Clinton’s spouse? My suspicions were correct. We now see that President Obama’s Justice Department was in the tank for Hillary Clinton all along. Since then, many lawmakers also have called for a special counsel for the Clinton case.

The secret tarmac meeting between Attorney General Lynch and President Clinton as Hillary’s email server investigation was reaching critical mass smacked of obstruction of justice. For me, it put an exclamation point on her obvious conflict with regard to investigating the Clintons. That this troubling episode didn’t trigger a special counsel told me all I needed to know. It seemed the fix was in for Hillary. I knew it. Donald Trump knew it. And tens of millions of Americans knew it.

Since then, we’ve learned that former FBI Director James Comey’s highly suspect public announcement that Clinton would not be prosecuted was just window dressing designed to fool the American people. Now we know that fateful decision was already being baked months before. Americans are right to be outraged when they see a person cleared of criminal wrongdoing before being questioned by law enforcement. This is preferential treatment by the elites, for the elites.

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Bossie Op-Ed: Team Trump should prosecute California attorney general who won't enforce immigration law

The recent announcement by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that he will prosecute any California employer that cooperates with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") in the enforcement of federal immigration law deserves a swift and hard-hitting response by federal law enforcement officials.  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should throw the proverbial book at Becerra by having him arrested and charged, at a minimum, with conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

When then-Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio stood up to the Obama Administration’s lax immigration enforcement policy, the United States Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s stewardship showed no hesitancy in prosecuting him for criminal contempt charges. Arpaio was subsequently convicted and but for President Trump's pardon, he might well be in jail today.

The shoe is now on the other foot. On Thursday, Becerra responded to reports that ICE was stepping up its presence in California by issuing an ultimatum to California employers – either refuse to cooperate with ICE or be prosecuted under California's new sanctuary state law that imposes fines of up to $10,000 against any employer that voluntarily provides federal immigration officials with information relevant to an employee’s immigration status.

Just as Mr. Becerra thumbs his nose at U.S. homeland security officials, recent polling indicates that upwards of 76 percent of the American people want more ICE officers hired. Furthermore, a whopping 82 percent want tougher laws against illegal immigrants who commit criminal acts. The U.S. House of Representatives has done its part by passing "Kate’s Law" and "The No Sanctuary For Criminals Act" last summer. If it weren’t for the obstructionist Democrats in the U.S. Senate led by Chuck "Shutdown" Schumer, these measures would likely already be the law of the land.

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Fox New Op-Ed: Hey Republicans, if you want to avoid a government shutdown, it's time to go it alone without Democrats

It’s time for Republicans in the U.S. House to take decisive action without delay on the issues of immigration reform and government funding that will prevent a government shutdown Friday night.    

The House should debate and vote on a two-year budget bill backed by the White House that increases military funding. It should do the same on the Securing America’s Future Act introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

As the immigration and budget negotiations unfold, the conservative majority in the House should not sit idly by and play victim. Over the past year, the Democrats have shown no genuine interest in working with President Trump or the Republican majority in Congress on any issue. The truth is that the Democrats desperately want a government shutdown.

Anyone who thinks that top congressional Democrats – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois – are negotiating in good faith on immigration or the budget should take a mental health test.

The delusional obstructionists in charge of the Democratic Party have no problem with allowing our military to twist in the wind if they don’t get the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) fix that they want on their terms. Everyone in America knows that’s not how negotiating works.

Citizens who reside in states represented by Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester on Montana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sherrod Brown of Ohio – and other Democrats who are on the ballot this year – fully understand that the position of Washington liberals on DACA is out of touch with reality.

The DACA program was created by an executive order issued by President Obama in 2012 and allows about 700,000 illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to temporarily remain in the country. President Trump has said he will end the program in March unless Congress passes legislation to continue it, coupled with immigration reforms and more funding for border security.

Now it’s time for Republicans to move forward without the Democrats. The American people want the issues of immigration and the budget resolved and President Trump was put in charge to handle it.

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Fox News Op-ed: Bossie - Mark Zuckerberg and liberals seek to weaken bail system that keeps us safe

For any liberal to entertain winning the Democratic nomination for president these days, there are some important boxes to be checked, including taking on America’s system of law and order. Now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has begun checking the boxes.

Zuckerberg has hired Hillary Clinton’s pollster. He’s hired Barack Obama’s campaign manager. He’s even visited the first presidential caucus state of Iowa. And he’s pandering to the left’s machine by funding a campaign that aims to get rid of our nation’s bail system.

In the dangerous push to end our current bail system, liberals like Zuckerberg are arguing that people across America are being wrongly held in jail because they can’t afford to post bail. This is ridiculous. Our bail system is in place to keep law-abiding Americans safe and to ensure that a person accused of a crime actually appears in court so justice is served.

States that have attempted to pass bail reform policies are seeing the failures of unsecured release up close. Harris County in Texas is fighting a federal lawsuit claiming its bail schedule is unconstitutional and that it keeps poor people in jail.

Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal issued a federal order requiring Harris County to make immediate changes to its pretrial release system. The order requires the sheriff’s office to release anyone charged with a misdemeanor offense on unsecured release within 24 hours.

According to Harris County data since the order took effect, 32 percent of defendants released on unsecured bond have failed to appear for court, compared to only 4 percent released on a surety bond. Failures to appear cause havoc and long delays in the criminal justice system. Justice cannot be served if the accused does not appear for court.

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