Thursday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” while discussing NRA president Wayne LaPierre’s CPAC speech, network political contributor and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called the speech “30 minutes of verbal vomit.” Nutter said, “First of all that was 30 minutes of verbal vomit from Wayne LaPierre who clearly demonstrated he has no concern for those young people at that particular school or any others. Those, as you point out, are the loudest voices. And they’re not opportunists. They are survivors. They are talking about their own lives. Maybe he missed the CNN town hall last night.” He added, “It is clear that the letters NRA stand for no real answers. He refused to recognize the power and the death and destruction that comes from the weapon of choice, the AR-15 in particular and others like it, with no explanation as to why someone should actually have to have a military style weapon in the first place as a civilian.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
Lawyers. The very term scares us. It’s usually analogous to receiving a letter from the IRS. Should we open it (after all they aren’t writing to inform us of our lottery winnings) or throw it away hoping they’ll lose our address and forget about us? We don’t know the law – except what we gleaned from Perry Mason – and so we’re now exposed to a world outside our comfort zone. What do they know we don’t? What actions are they likely to take against me? How can I protect myself without giving up my entire life’s savings and that of my great grandchildren?
Add the government into the mix and you see the pressure, confusion and problems that mount with every rejected phone call and unopened letter. And today, that entity known as the top law enforcement of the land, the Department of Justice, adds even more gravity to the mere existence of the American public, either individually or collectively.
In peering deep into the depths of the legal pit known as the DOJ, there’s one person who has been there, done that, survived the less prominent (of her time) legal lies and entanglements on the inside and come out alive. She lays out this mantra of madness and maneuvering in her successful book, Licensed to Lie. (more of that later)
#Sidney Powell served in the Department of Justice for ten years, and has devoted her private practice to federal appeals for more than twenty years. She was the youngest Assistant US Attorney in the country when she was appointed. She has represented clients in a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation in our federal courts, serving as counsel in more than five hundred complex appeals to the Fifth Circuit. Her legal accomplishments would fill the shelves of a legal library, but they include a wide variety of memberships in associations and organizations, instructor, as well as author and coauthor of articles and books. Ms. Powell has served as chairperson and lecturer at each annual Fifth Circuit Appellate Practice and Advocacy Seminar from 1987 to 2010.
She is a Senior Advisor for America First Policies and a Senior Fellow of the London Center. She has been heard on Dennis PragerU Live, Hannity’s radio show, seen on his FOX show, NEWSMAX TV and many others
I reference these biographical milestones to establish an understanding of this “Super Lawyer’s” valued perspective in seeing things for what they are; for exposing the corruption she’s seen over time; and as a basis for her integrity and insight to answer my questions in our interview. The level of her judicial savvy certain matches her physical stature, bringing confidence and credibility to any legal situation or client.
RB – You started very young as an Assistant US Attorney. With the high pressure, dog eat dog, male dominated legal arena in Western Texas, what motivated a young lady from Raleigh, NC to one, enter law, and two, seek such an inimitable position vs. being some clerk in a local law office?
SP – My mother said that I was an unusual child. I would go home from kindergarten and watch Perry Mason. I had decided and announced at the end of first grade that I was going to be a lawyer. I didn’t think about it being difficult or male-dominated. I remember people telling me there were too many lawyers. My standard reply was: “There are not enough good ones.” I clerked for a local law firm as soon as I was 16 and could drive, and I used to spend spring break and vacation time sitting in a courtroom. Sometimes my mother would go with me.
RB – As the youngest Assistant US Attorney ever appointed, was there a sense of intimidation, or a confirmation of your own legal prowess that filled your mental thoughts and calendar.
SP – I don’t think I have ever felt intimidated by anyone or anything in my entire life. My parents raised me as a strong, independent-minded person with a strong, innate sense of right and wrong. My father was a World War II veteran who earned a Distinguished Flying Cross on one of his 27 missions over Germany with the Eighth Army Aircorps. He taught me how to play baseball and do lots of different things. He also lived a life of integrity. He would not even bring a pencil home from the office because it wasn’t his. I learned how to shoot a gun when I was 5 or 6 and built my own treehouse. My grandfather was a carpenter and an automobile mechanic. I loved to work with him in his shop and fix things. My grandmother taught me how to sew and make ceramics. My mother taught me her special recipes. I have more interests than I possibly have time for, and no one in my family ever said I couldn’t do something because I was a girl.
The position with the United States Attorneys’ offices came with the assistance and mentoring of a longtime friend in Raleigh, Thomas P. McNamara, who was the US Attorney for the Eastern District of NC and hired me after my first year of law school to work in his office. The next year, he recommended me as an intern for the US Attorney in San Antonio. That US Attorney hired me upon graduation. I never looked for a job.
RB – It must have been a valuable learning experience working alongside those with more specific and in-depth experience with government legal proceedings?
SP – Working in the United States Attorneys’ Offices in three districts, under 9 US Attorneys from both political parties and countless good trial and appellate lawyers, was an invaluable experience. I may be the only lawyer in private practice who has only ever practiced in federal court. I feel very blessed to have had the experiences and opportunities that I have had.
RB – What pushed you to make your move from government insider to your own shingle hanging in a private practice?
SP – First I went from government to a partnership in a large firm. That move was prompted upon receiving a call from a “head-hunter” who was working for the firm I joined. Their timing was good however. I had been with the government for approximately 10 years. I was copying and binding my own briefs at midnight. Half of our secretaries bordered on useless–they were just marking time as civil servants. I also realized that a lot of Assistant US Attorneys who stayed more than 10 years lost their edge, got jaded, cynical, and myopic. I did not want to stay too long. I believe change is a good thing. Change produces growth whether we want it or not. So, I went from heading an appellate section for the Western district of Texas to the head of the Appellate Section for the Northern District of Texas, and then to the appellate section of a large regional firm. I was a partner there for approximately 5 years. I left there to start my own appellate shop after I had to turn down some terrific clients and cases because of the conflicts with other clients of the firm, and I realized that the big firm environment didn’t fit with my maverick propensities.
RB – A friend of mine retired after 30 years as an agent with the FBI. He always spoke with pride of the days where being either an attorney or an accountant was the prerequisite for being an agent. In the DOJ of 30 years ago, did you see or experience a hint of the corruption, deceit, or political bias that we see so pervasive today?
SP – No. All of the agents with whom I ever worked from any agency were first rate, dedicated, and worked tirelessly. When we made mistakes, or they did, we owned up to them. There are several cases in which either the agents or the trial lawyers made errors, and we had to “confess” those to the court of appeals and reverse the convictions. It was painful, but we did the right thing.
RB – When you hear about the many, many occurrences of deliberate abuses of our laws by high ranking officials; illegal email servers, deliberate destruction of subpoenaed evidence of their crimes, collusion to subvert our rights and security, the taking of tens, no, hundreds of millions of dollars enriching their coffers for personal gain, their own lies to dissuade investigations…. What must run through your mind to see such antics of anarchy at the highest levels? And then to see them dismissed like so many parking tickets plastered on a governor’s car?
SP – Outrage. I think of all of the people who are really the engine of this country, the people that work two jobs, pay their taxes, take care of their kids, and then the double-standard applied to the benefit of the government or the political elite. Most of Americans who make this country run every day are outraged. People contact me often.
RB – It probably goes without saying, but what goes through your thought process as you see the Director of the FBI, following the lead of a lower level investigator changing legal definitions to protect a candidate for our highest office, then using government time, equipment and resources to leak sensitive information to an outside source, only to prompt a far reaching, multi-million dollar investigation by his long-time friend and associate in order to justify losing an election and hopefully to bring down a duly elected president?
SP – It is so intellectually dishonest and legally dishonest, it is really unfathomable. At the same time, from what I have already seen and written about, it is not a surprise. It makes me very sad. I believe that we are going to find that the elite of the FBI and DOJ were conspiring with FUSION GPS to create the “Steele dossier” and feed it back to the intel community and court to get the FISA court’s approval to cover the illegal surveillance they had done and were doing. Comey is in all of it up to his eyeballs.
RB – Does Sidney Powell see any real, final justice being served to those who appear daily in constant parades of suspects, having openly broken laws, abused their power and shattered the rust we placed in them? Or are their crimes to be swept under the DOJ’s rug or hidden in some back-office closet never to be mentioned again in polite political circles?
SP – Since I wrote LICENSED TO LIE, and have been speaking on this issue in every forum available to me, and with Trump’s election, I think the tide is turning. I am hopeful that between the Congressional investigations, investigative reporters, the Inspector General for the DOJ, and Judicial Watch, we are beginning to get the truth. I think it will be so clear and so horrible that the DOJ will have to prosecute the crimes and their perpetrators as they are revealed. I also think the trail goes right to Obama.
RB – In writing “Licensed to Lie,” you’ve said “It was a book I hoped I would never have to write… I couldn’t sleep without this story being told.” What was the original overwhelming event, environment or reasoning that culminated into finally bringing you to expose your feelings of the inside?
SP – When the bar associations refused to take any action against the powerful lawyers who were the subject of the lengthy and well-documented grievances that leading legal ethics expert Bill Hodes and I filed against them, it was the only thing remaining that I could do to bring this egregious problem to light.
In part 2 we’ll focus the spyglass of truth on the current DOJ fiasco involving Mueller, Comey, Sessions, Weissman, and other players in the game of shuffling facts and truths. We’ll also find great some insights into Ms. Powell’s fascinating book, “Licensed to Lie.”
Follow her on Twitter @SidneyPowell1
2018 – The year of the ultimate Washington cleanup? Will it salvage America’s freedoms and reputation?
Will this be the year that Washington corruption sees its doom?
Will they feel the fear, the wrath of truth? It’s a fear forged in our founding fathers beliefs of freedom, equality and justice.
When Trump ran for president, many proclaimed his questionable past, his business dealings, his “Russian” connections. And yet being unproven he still pushes forward with his agenda to “Make America Great Again.” Will his inquisition and accusations finally fade away while the real truths of DC be judiciously dealt with?
In fulfilling his duties as president, and meeting his promises to improve this country, could he ever have known – or even thought – that such corruption was not only present, but prevalent in his new city of residence? Was he prepared to meet the challenges of lies, deceit, misinformation and political hackery?
like rats from that famous ship, we see the dumpster diving antics of politicians leaping for security away from their desks of deception rather than being exposed for the vermin they are. But we all live in hope that the prescribed pesticide of precept will find them in their duplicitous dens of deceit. We’ve seen an FBI director get fired leaving multiple questions of lawbreaking in his own wake. Replaced by another whose wife took hundreds of thousands of dollars in her democratic campaign causing serious conflict of interest proclamations. And so many of this DOJ clan are tainted with their own involvements into the Uranium One debacle as to be laughable in any serious discussion. We’ve seen an impotent Attorney General who seems to bypass any opportunity to defend the rule of law by not fully pursuing those who, in the eyes of the general public, have commited open and overt acts of corruption, lawlessness and possibly treason. yes, treason. What else do you call selling out America?
We’ve seen a special council appointed who is hell bent on finding, what seems to be, non-existent evidence of a US hating Trump and his imaginary “Russian Connection”, while a previous president’s political book is laid open with more and more pages stained with the blood of American lives, potential treasonous acts, and an agenda that bespeaks of nothing aligned with truth and patriotism.
Is this drawn out charade of justice meant to delay the inevitable until the presence of a new “leftier” congress is in place to carry out the impeachment marching orders of the radical progressives with more unsupported rhetoric from this wasteful effort?
And through all this, we again see the Clintons at the middle of scheme after scheme after slimy money grabbing scheme. All designed to personally enrich themselves, sell their influence and power. But are they now skating on the thin ice of lies over a sea of opposition and truth? Are their chickens about to visit home and walk right through the front door? Are they close to seeing the justice so many in this country want for their concealed crimes again the country and possibly truly innocent individuals?
Bill’s, speaking fees from a Russian bank involved with a cobal to take over partial control of a valuable American resource. The globe circling foundation, with their tens of millions of foreign dollars that serve to fill the silk lined pockets of the Clintons – all of them – rather than serving the starving, unclothed masses continually extolled most vociferously to gain the exchange of more and more checks and favors. Are these funds gathered for the purpose of buying a seat at the Clinton table of power to further their estranged grip on American assets and privilege?
All while, yes… American uranium was shipped out of the country to…. well, we’re not sure yet where to except it’s not here where it belongs. Uranium rich ore, a valuable resource not just for the making of weapons, but used for valuable medical isotopes such as Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99 or “moly-99”). A commodity we need for life saving research and treatments for some 56,000 citizens a day – but instead of making it here, we spend millions to import it because we have a shortage of… uranium.
The growing “email scandal” is still off the front burner but slowly making its way from the rear of discussions as people see the veiled attempts to run questionable activities out of public view. Destroying evidence after issued subpoenas? The use of unsecured resources putting our country and its secrets at risk? Hammering and hiding Blackberrys, laptops and smartphones for the purpose of… well, who really knows yet at this point.
The DNC reveling in its own misdeeds paying for concocted files on a political rival under the guise of “opposition research”. A ruse involving participation of the nation’s top law enforcement agency and possibly their money- OUR money? A falsehood potentially used to obtain illegal warrants for the purpose of spying on their opposition, then… involving people and information obtained to prosecute for the purpose of political control and destruction?
And we haven’t touched on the sex scandals that are “exposing themselves” at every turn of the congressional calendar, or the other DNC and office holders whose actions exhibit questionable legalities in the lofty positions they hold.
And will B Hussein finally be exposed for his socialist/fascist/Communist/Muslim accommodating destructiveness he wrought, and, worse yet, will America care enough to perceive their responsibility to follow through? Will his continued opposition to this country and its principals through his Organizing for Action group, boasting tens of thousands of lemmings out to disrupt our society, have its desired affect on our freedom? Will his cohorts of Lynch, Holder, Rice, Lerner and countless hidden others be swept into the light of truth to face their rightful day in court?
Will his revealed actions teach America a lesson of how close we came to political and economic meltdown, or will the blind obsession of the left keep wielding the sword of socialism till a NWO emerges to control us through some power hungry group like the UN invading our borders?
Coming soon, we look at the DOJ from the inside, from the perspective of the youngest Assistant US Attorney to hold the office in the 90’s, and we see how things have changed into the cesspool of dishonesty, disloyalty and the furthering falsehoods we have today. Could such a brothel of brummagem have been seen and even imagined for this great country?
Sidney Powell will expose this for what it is. Her recent book, Licensed to Lie, is more telling now than ever about the dangers present, and the ones yet to come.
If our leaders fulfill their appropriate and expected duties, the unraveling of this onerous onion will continue and we’ll see more and more of the lies we’ve been living under, and allow true justice to take its course.
Washington should fear the light of day. They should understand their time of treasonous actions is about to come to a close as America exposes them for what they are; And dispenses justice on their deeds. Yes, it’s a fear forged in our founding fathers beliefs of freedom, equality and justice.
As we look forward to a new year, may we all find peace, prosperity, personal power and presence of mind to better ourselves and our country.
God bless America.
THINK ABOUT IT AMERICA – What makes it work? People! The good people who work, who contribute and commit, step up and help others. People who give of their time and money for charities, helping others they don’t even know, selfishly participating in others’ lives. In the case of first responders actually placing their lives in danger for the benefit and well being of their fellow citizens.
This week saw the repulsive antithesis of good – evil. The true and real personification of what can go wrong when people put themselves above others. The total, ultimate and final resolution of personal hate and disdain for society, it’s rules, laws, and yes its participants. What causes – what forces someone to plan out an attack, living with ingrained hatred for days or weeks wanting to do one thing…. kill people they don’t even know. If we knew that we could probably solve crime in America.
We can make an excuse for those who kill out of rage or revenge, who take a life in defense or retribution but to wantonly take lives of people doing nothing more than enjoying their lives, their freedoms, their love of life is without reason or sanity. We find no solace in half truths, explanations of one’s anathema for humanity because in most cases there is no acceptable, reasonable reason for reactions so destructive. To harm those who don’t know, who have done you no wrong, who are not in your life in any way other than to breathe the same air of freedom and opportunity is wordless in its description.
The balance of this lunacy are the lines of people who stood for 6-8 hours to give their life’s blood for those they simply heard needed their help, their support, their élan vital of life, giving subsistence to those who need it more. People who answered the call with no knowledge of the needy other than… they have a need. People who give their time and blood without benefit of reward other than that personal satisfaction and smile that lingers for days or weeks when remembering “they were there to help their fellow man,” they were part of the anonymous army that cared, that responded, that gave and saved.
It’s been said many times and by many means that no man is an island. The people killed did not live under a vacuousness veil of society anonymity. Their lives touched many people; they had families, friends, coworkers, they were contributors to the collective whole of America. Their passing leaves a potential for greater loss given their future beneficence to us all. The only small flickering ray of rank reality was the cowardice of the gunman – who shall go unnamed here – for taking his own desperate life saving taxpayers millions in trials, treatments and useless attempts at reform and rehabilitation – for there is none for such unspeakable heinousness.
The only shortcoming of this result is the lack of reason for the families of victims – the truth behind the turmoil that might offer some comfort and contentment, some final closure and cessation of the pains of life, if even for a moment of personal relief. But in the end… there may be no reason other than a selfish, self-serving act, a delirious desire for dominance on the world stage if only for the time it takes to forget such malevolent motion of murderousness inhumanity.
God bless the innocent victims, their families, their community and God bless America as we deal with the evil in our midst.
At times that’s what many people think when I express my views and reveal my rants on current affairs, social and political misfires. I can’t stand idiocy, lunacy, stupidity or haranguing diatribe from either side of the political sewer.
As a basis…. I’m older than a half century, started and have run my own business for 46 years, am a proud US Army veteran and graduate of special schooling at the US Naval Academy. Have been a survivor in life making my own way with creativity and hard work having not been born into money or taking anything from society.
When asked about being either an “R” or a “D” I usually reply, “I’m an American and I want the best for this country wherever the ideas come from.”
I believe what’s true is true, and the pig with lipstick is still… well you know. And teaching that pig to sing… still doesn’t work. I believe in personal responsibility. If I can do it almost anyone can and I’m an equal opportunity believer…. Your race or religion, your personal sexual persuasions, your background or environment shouldn’t be the excuse for your failures.
Too many people from the wrong side of the river, with physical handicaps or lack of monetary foundations have been overwhelmingly successful in life. (I’m still working on mine) 🙂 And God bless their contributions to our society and the world.
But the thing that really pulls my chain, that influences people to want me committed, is the direction of the country. The lack of respect on the part of young people – a DIRECT result of poor parenting (or none) and the social acceptance promoted by our socialist/fascist leaders.
The lack of education being taught, or applied, that leads people to wonder through their day disrupting the lives of normal hard working people with their pedantic, pretentious displays of moral outrage at the reality of life. The botched belief they should condemn and control others with vicious, vituperative, vehement violence for the sake of pushing socialistic agendas NOT in the best interest of this free and capitalistic country.
The misconception that some lives matter more than others, or are dismissed by those of a different color without regard to any real truths. The free wheeling feeling that destruction of private and TAXPAYER supported property is an acceptable target or that others’ personal lives don’t matter as much as their personal volumes of verbosity express. There’s a war being waged against freedom and this country needs to heed the wake up call of patriotism and reason to combat the forces of evil which are prevalent, yea already prevailing in the perseverant persona of personal promotion.
Freedom of speech? ABSOLUTELY. Freedom of chaos and revolution? UNACCEPTABLE. Face it, anarchy is the method and goal of these Soros funded, Obama approved and trained messengers of misrule. They hate America, they hate its people, and they hate the success some have achieved and who will be accused of denying others of their rights and entitlements. For them, America is the reason the world is “unequal” and “unjust” and it’s their personal pilgrimage and primary pursuit that drives them to consume and crush cultures.
They don’t care about your right to survive, grow, produce and enjoy the fruits of your own labors. They want you to curtail your profits and not sell Pumpkin Spice lattes if you’re in a Trump building. They want you to “share the wealth” with those less fortunate (code word for lazy) while their citadels of abundance like Facebook and Google continue to overflow with the funds from the working class they despise.
The concept or name of your sports team is probably racist. And you’re certainly a racist if you oppose a religion that wants to kill you or speak out against the illegal ignoring the rule of law, sneaking across our borders and wanting your job or wasting public funds with free this and that while flipping the finger of foulness at you for your lack of compassion and caring. Yea… let me get out my checkbook and take care of those unfortunates.
Schools want to kick you out if you wear an American flag t-shirt yet encourage, or order police to stand down while roaming hoards of paid, mask wearing, rock throwing, organized anarchists disrupt public gatherings and burn public buildings. Certain governmental “occupiers” want to diminish your personal religious beliefs and rights, using them as excuses for deleting you from positions and public acceptance.
The education system is setting us up to fail in future generations with social acceptance of idiotic social sideshows of leftist, radical teachers.
Cities, under the leadership of left leaning progressives, allow and participate in the dramatic and damaging dissolution of our country’s history. The defacing and tearing down of statutes of figures who, according to them, had no place in our country or our history. Countries, leaders, standards and behaviors evolve and define over time yet to use their presence as an excuse to destroy should be objectionable and repugnant, yet many communities allow their leaders to ignore, acquiesce or promote such.
Six times this year (180 days) I’ve been banned from Facebook for expressing personal, non-violent views against certain leaders, groups, cults/religions that want to bring down our country, even destroy our way of life. All while others are openly allowed to promote violence, hateful, anti-American rhetoric and views contrary to a reasonable discourse for growing our society. Ever heard about that Muslim group or mass murderer who was posting on Facebook just before his abhorrent act of violence? Who was watching and banning him? And in FB’s incapacity to use common sense and intelligence, the posts they ban me for are from a year or more in the past. NO acceptance of the fact someone might have “learned to confirm” and improve their posts… they just want me gone from communicating with like-minded conservatives my proclivity for passionate points of patriotism.
Yes, maybe there are times I should be caged but muzzled? I still think non-violent speech is allowed and acceptable even when I disagree. But don’t think me a combative opposing fool when trying to pull blankets of idiocy over me all while beating me with your club of acceptable and understanding.
Was Trump to be the savior of this country we’ve been wanting for 4, 8, 16, 20+ years? He’s no self proclaimed Messiah, but is trying his best non-political ways of dealing with the hand he was left with at the table of leadership. Take a deep breathe and imagine the chaos and calamity had he lost this important turning point election. If this country grows and succeeds – so does he in the long run. If the traitors on the left and the Trump haters, detractors and dissenters have their way… we all suffer and we could be looking at irreversible deterioration of the best country ever to inhabit this planet.
It’s been said that:
The decline from democracy to tyranny is both a natural and inevitable one. It’s a fact, nonetheless.
In every case, a democracy will deteriorate as the result of the electorate accepting the loss of freedom in trade for largess from their government. This process may be fascism, socialism, communism, or a basket of “isms,” but tyranny is the inevitable endgame of democracy.
And while America is not a democracy, the same can be said for a republic founded on the principles of freedom and God given rights, operating under the rule of law.
I believe our founders were some of the most brilliant men ever to conceive a country. They came from the tyranny of governmental controls that confined its people and restrained their spirit. They knew what would make and keep this new bastion of freedom free and growing, centuries after their parting. As I’ve written before, their beliefs played a dominant part in our founding and it’s our charge to continue their dreams, to fight for their vision of this republic and its people.
OK, cage me, but I’ll never relinquish my attempt to express my views and love of this country. I’ll never give up hope that we can reverse the efforts of satanic and anarchist deviants that wish to destroy. I won’t acquiesce my oath to the military and the country for its protection and betterment.
Whatever your race, religion, status in life, political party, personal beliefs or opinions, I trust you’ll do your part as so many others have, and do what you can to #MAGA in one way or another.
For the longest time, the collective liberal legions thought and expected that democrats were just “helping the poor”, “aiding the downtrodden”, and “bettering America.” Then instead of a helping hand it grew to give away the store while replacing personal responsibility, then in the last eight years we’ve seen Obama’s true gift to America…. the expanded concept of redistribution of wealth. (as leaked to Joe the plumber) Taking from those who earned it and giving to those who want it but are too lazy to work for it. (*)
But lately we’ve seen the real truth of liberal progressiveness. It’s the takeover of America, the total control of money, power, and even the actions and thoughts of a free citizenry. The complete rule over one’s being and existence.
The accomplishment of this goal is not as originally schemed, through the ballot box, but the subversion of our very government. The twisted misuse of our laws and the well considered intentions of our founding fathers. The destructive, satanic and ritualistic lies and violent disorder of social unrest all meant to distract and pervert our way of life.
The original simplistic strategy and insidious intention was to win and control through the greedy votes of the electorate, whose minds had been warped by many theories of “you deserve”, “The other guys are taking from you”, and in essence “get you some.” But seeing this was slow and hampered by reason and truth, seeing more and more the em-battlement against them was strong, more sabotage and deceit was required.
Enter lawlessness. No one (of reason) can deny the growth of lies, manipulations, down- right corruption and chaos has entered our governing body. We saw lies and malfeasance about in the Obama years with scandal after scandal perpetrated through abuse of power. The growing, blatant assault on freedom was right there in front for all to see and yet most either ignored, accepted or acquiesced, or some cases justified and supported.
The most perfect, recent and shameless example is the handling of foreign involvement in our governmental rule. The pay-to-play schemes of the Clintons and their traitorous actions giving away portions of America’s uranium to an enemy for cash. The intrusion of religious groups from foreign lands who have no acceptance of our way of life or freedoms, yet worming their way into the fabric of our lives, dictating policies, taking and squandering our monies and minds.
And unless you’ve been under a rock or in a Pakistani cave for the last couple of weeks, the revealed abhorrent behavior of former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz is on full display. Her actions bespeak the underlying corruption of a system gone bad – placing full trust in our leaders hoping they are there to protect us.
Mr. Imran Awan, 37, began working for House Democrats as an IT staffer in 2004. By the next year, he was working for future Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Over time he would add his wife, two brothers, a brother’s wife and a friend to the payroll—and at handsome sums. One brother, Jamal, hired in 2014 reportedly at age 20, was paid $160,000. That’s in line with what a chief of staff makes—about four times the average Capitol Hill staffer. No Democrat appears to have investigated these huge numbers or been asked to account for them.
According to an analysis by the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak, the family has collected $5 million since 2003 and “appeared at one time or another on an estimated 80 House Democrats’ payrolls.” Yet Mr. Rosiak interviewed House staffers who claim most of the family were “ghost” employees and didn’t come to work. Only in government does nobody notice when staffers fail to show up. [ It’s been noted that some of this clan worked at McDonald’s or a car dealership – Abid Awan, a brother- while collecting huge salaries and one apparently stayed home a lot ]
The family was plenty busy elsewhere. A litany of court documents accuse them of bankruptcy fraud, life-insurance fraud, tax fraud and extortion. Abid Awan, ran up more than $1 million in debts on a failed car dealership he somehow operated while supposedly working full time on the Hill. One document ties the family to a loan from a man stripped of his Maryland medical license after false billing. Capitol Police are investigating allegations of procurement fraud and theft. The brothers filed false financial-disclosure forms, with Imran Awan claiming his wife had no income, even as she worked as a fellow House IT staffer
Most recent FBI affidavit accuses Imran Awan of defrauding the Congressional Federal Credit Union by lying about the use of his rental properties to get a $165,000 home-equity loan—which he immediately wrapped into a $283,000 wire transfer to Pakistan. At one point, (pretending to be his wife on the phone) lied about sending money to Pakistan,for “funeral arrangements.”
This clan of Pakistani thieves and subversives not only had access to our payrolls but to thousands of documents of House Democrats through the multiple servers they could penetrate. Hence, our nation’s secrets at risk – AGAIN. [staffer’s services were “so important” to congressional members, that on March 22, 2016, eight democrat members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a letter, requesting that their IT staffers be granted access to Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI). Of those that signed the letter were representatives Jackie Speier (CA) and Andre Carson (IN), the second Muslim in Congress, both of whom employed the Awan brothers.]
Enter Ms Schultz continued to shield Imran Awan to the end – even after he had been banned from working for democrats on the hill. Yes, the amounts of money, and the ties to Pakistan, are strange. Yes, it is alarming that emails show Imran Awan knew Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, and that the family might have had wider access to the accounts of lawmakers on the House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.
This IT staffer Imran Awan was arrested at Dulles airport while trying to flee the United States. His wife had already fled leaving behind 2 smashed hard drives in their home which the FBI now has. The Capitol Police retrieved a laptop and other computer equipment from behind cabinets in an abandoned home’s garage.
Schultz fought hard – even threatening Capitol Police – over the return of a laptop. A threat she has yet to explain to those in power asking about her unprofessional and potentially illegal actions. [“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”]
This is just another dripping chapter in the ongoing saga of corruption, lies, overly deceitful bravado, and subversion which encircle even the DNC’s candidate, HRC. The money flowing to her foundation, the enlarged enormous speaking fees paid to hubby Bill, her own email problems and lies, allowing more access to our enemies with total disregard for our country while flagrantly waving the flag of equality for women, and Russian influences.
The true “definition” of this “D” party is palpable given they are “D-estructive”, “D-eceitful”, “D-fiant”, “D-uplicitous”, “D-ishonest”, “D-ouble Dealing”, “D-eceptive”, “D-isingenous”, “D-elusory”…… well… you get my Dominant Deliberate Disappointing point.
How long will America tolerate this totalitarian test? How long can we survive the slough of socialism, the carnage of communistic creep? How many times will we allow the predominant parlaying of personal promotion and prosperity?
Yes, we have been leaning this way more and more and the facts of fascism have presented themselves and are our own accepted doom without our relentless resistance.
Will the Trump train and a small segment of responsible republicans take the lead in curing our country of this cancerous cause? It’s about time and it seems more and more of our distressed, concerned and aware citizens are starting to see the light….. and they don’t like what they see.
*PS – I believe in social safety nets. But they’re not hammocks.
Dennis Michael Lynch (or DML as he prefers) is an American businessman, documentary film maker, and conservative political commentator. He often appears as a guest on Fox News, The Kelly File, and The Blaze.
He has captured America’s eye and focused it on such subjects as the growing immigration problem with films such as “THEY COME TO America” parts I, II, and III. He shows the increasingly liberal media and their take on the news with “WE RIDE TO DC,” and, with his upcoming “FIGHTING FOR AMERICA,” looks at our declining life in America and what we should do about it.
In his 2015 film, “POWER GRAB,” He spends time with Dick Morris and looked at Obama’s remaining time in office and his plans for a one-party political system.
This is the 2nd part of our interview with DML’s responses that show his personal beliefs and motivations for producing the films and books he does. No racism, no rhetoric, just facts and reality as the camera and DML have seen them. Part 1 can be found HERE.
Part 2 –
Ron: Your recent successful projects (They Come to America I, II, & III) deal with the overwhelming immigration crisis we face. Not tens, but hundreds of thousands rushing our borders for freedom, opportunity or criminal advantage, take your pick. Either way, is this just one part of Obama’s realization of the Cloward-Piven strategy of causing harm to America by “overwhelming the system?” Will other “overwhelming” actions such as prisoner releases, crushing debt, takeover of the areas such as education and medicine, and suffocating regulatory environmental controls be part of your projects?
DML: Obama’s fundamental transformation of America leaves a guy like me with no shortage of topics to cover. Whether it’s a Cloward-Piven strategy he follows, or just his upside-down vision for America that fueled his moves, only he can answer that question. I just know he’s been very effective at screwing up this country. He has a full year to create more harm and I think he will. That said, I could make 100 movies about what he’s done to America, and none of it is good. As noted, I’m in pre-production on films covering welfare abuse, and another one on the abuse of veterans. I tend to find myself interested in diving into areas where other people don’t go. I’m passionate about some topics more than others, and I think my passion will dictate what I do versus don’t do. Unlike Dinesh D’Souza, I don’t see myself making films about a single person like he did with Obama, and he has another coming out about Hillary. I could never make a film entirely about one person who I don’t like. For example, I would never make a film about Hillary — I would despise doing such a film. I didn’t get into films so I can showcase 90-minutes of beating down on someone even if they deserve it. I need and want my films to identify a problem, and then offer a solution. If I can’t offer a solution, I won’t engage the topic.
Ron: For whatever reason, in whatever form, do you fear Obama’s plan, and execution of it, for America, and shouldn’t people be waking up to our real future as never imagined?
DML: I think Obama’s damage is done, especially when it comes to immigration. And if Hillary is elected, or if the wrong Republican is elected, I fear we take on the sort of trouble that is irreversible. And as a father of 4, that scares me to no end.
Ron: You say that your biggest fear was filming the Cliven Bundy Ranch incident with the BLM? Are we seeing the beginnings of a tyrannical, dictatorial gov’t not previously allowed or even imagined in this country of the free?
DML: I get asked a lot about the Bundy event and why the gov’t did what they did to Cliven. I don’t have an answer. I don’t know Cliven, and I didn’t spend much time getting into the back story. I didn’t do what I did for Cliven or his cattle. I stood in front of the BLM machine guns because the situation was getting hot and it needed leadership. I didn’t want to see one American die regardless of what side they were on. That said, I was really scared that people were going to die, including myself — I feared I would get caught in crossfire. So I stepped up and tried to defuse the situation. Thankfully everything ended peacefully. I’ve made a film about that day, it releases on DVD this November.
As for gov’t take-overs, I don’t think agencies like the BLM are trying to control people, etc. That sort of thinking is a bit over the top in my opinion. I think the BLM is the poster child for big government gone awry. It’s a sign of gov’t being out of control. And if we had a Reagan-like president, I think agencies like the BLM would be done away with. Then again, I could be wrong — I just don’t know. But I can tell you without pause that the scene in Nevada was as dangerous as it was preventable.
Ron: Are you meeting your personal goals for reaching, informing, warning, motivating action from citizens, or do you restrict your documentary style so your films are reflective of society and informational, hoping to get people involved?
DML: I am very frustrated about my films not being in theaters, but I cannot break through the liberal gatekeepers who don’t want my immigration films to see the light of day. If it was not for FOX NEWS, conservative radio, and NewsmaxTV you wouldn’t know my name. But sadly those outlets are not enough, that’s why I give away the free DVDs with the purchase of one. People have shared my films over and over again, and because I don’t do the theater thing, I will never have a true idea of how many people have seen the films. I do know it’s more than 1,000,000, and that’s cool by me, but I’d like it to be 100 million.
Ron: Many of your projects have focused the light on illegal, mainly Hispanic, immigration and yet, should we also be looking at Obama’s “legal” immigration of increasingly disconcerting Muslim populations? Are these the real destructive forces being introduced to America. Are they a part of a bigger Obama plan (or are we paranoid) and do you have any plans for a future look at this increasing problem? isn’t it a major problem when “They Come to America” bringing Sharia law and archaic customs?
DML: I am not a racist, nor do I target people by their skin color or nationality. Anyone who knows me knows I am a big hearted guy who loves all people. And so when people say my films are anti-Latino it’s just a big fat lie used to deflect the facts regarding who is coming here illegally. The reason why you see so many Hispanics in my films is because fact is Hispanics are coming through the southern border in droves. If the Irish and Italian were coming in illegally through Mexico, my films would be flooded with Irish and Italian people.
As for Islam, same principle applies — I don’t put a bullseye on someone for the sake of their religion. Frankly, I don’t care who you pray to. But I am concerned about Islamic extremism, and I’m also turned off when people blame their religion as the reason why they can’t adapt to American culture. My response is, “Why live here?” That said, I do cover Islamic extremism in my films, and in They Come to America 3, I do discuss what I witnessed in Michigan. When I traveled through Dearborn it was like being in another country at times. I’d see one store after the next filled with signs written in Arabic. Residential streets are filled with hundreds of women wearing full burkas and not one of them would say hello to me. But the worst was driving through neighborhoods without seeing a single American flag waving from a flagpole or porch. When that sort of thing happens it’s going to make it into my film.
Ron: One politically active veteran and civil servant opined that it was delusional for you to consider running for president last year. And yet, don‘t we need passionate, patriotic, intelligent, almost “every day“ people running for local and national offices (as originally intended) rather than the elite, the political opportunists, the career office holders who have already proven their destructive results? Do you think your films are inspiring people to get more involved?
DML: I’ve had people who love me say that running for office is crazy, especially when I’ve built a nice career doing what I love (i.e. making films). As for some stranger who doesn’t know me but is willing to take their time to write nasty things about my efforts, I feel bad for that person. But then again there is no shortage of keyboard cowboys on the Internet who have a lot to say but little to offer, especially bloggers and Facebook warriors who hide behind alias names and fake profiles so they can spew lies.
I don’t think it was delusional of me at all. In fact, I wish I hadn’t gotten sick because I believe I’d be polling towards the top. For example, Megyn Kelly had me on her show to discuss my 2016 strategy. I told her I was exploring a run for the presidency because I am in love with my country, and that no person is more qualified than myself when it comes to securing the border and stopping the illegal alien invasion. Plus, I’ve created jobs for 25 years as a businessman, and I understand the issues facing America and how they need to be solved. And I can’t be bought or lobbied to by special interest groups. When her show was over she ran a poll on her Facebook page asking viewers if they’d vote for me. Over 4k people responded, of which 88% said yes they would vote for me. Lots of delusional people, I guess?
Ron: You have some exciting film and book projects coming up with your “A Day At Bundy’s”, “Fighting for America,” and ultimately your remake of “King of the Hamptons.” Anything else you want to tease us with and will these be an expansion, another beginning to a longer story yet to unfold on America’s future?
DML: I am making a film about the 2016 race, that’s all I can say for now.
Ron: Any final words of wisdom, encouragement, warning for American in light of our election next year? Will ultimately Neal Diamond’s song end in such societal disharmony and a sour discord we don’t even want to consider it?
DML: If Donald Trump has taught us one thing it’s that America is tired of the political correctness and the DC insiders. So if you’re tired of being tossed under the bus, stand up — don’t be afraid of voicing your concerns. Remember, being pro-America doesn’t mean your anti-anything. As for my films, if people go to TheyComeToAmerica.com and buy a DVD, I send them free copies to hand out to people so the truth can get out there. Some people say giving away more DVDs than I sell makes me delusional, I say it makes me feel good to know I’m doing what I can to help my country.
Our thanks to Mr. Lynch for his time in conversing about his projects, and these timely subjects so important to America.
There are times it is interesting to look back and see how views of the past reflect the reality of what happened and what’s going to happen moving forward. In my travels I have opportunity to interview different people and DML is one of them.
Dennis Michael Lynch (or DML as he prefers) is an American businessman, documentary film maker, and conservative political commentator. He often appears as a guest on Fox News, The Kelly File, and The Blaze.
He has captured America’s eye and focused it on such subjects as the growing immigration problem with successful films such as “THEY COME TO AMERICA” parts I, II, and III. He shows the increasingly liberal media and their take on the news with “WE RIDE TO DC,” and, with his upcoming “FIGHTING FOR AMERICA,” looks at our declining life in America and what we should do about it.
In his 2015 film, “POWER GRAB,” He spends time with Dick Morris and looks at Obama’s remaining time in office and his plans for a one-party political system.
This is a 2-part interview with DML’s responses that show his personal beliefs and motivations for producing the films and books he does. No racism, no rhetoric, just facts and reality as the camera and DML have seen them.
Part 1 –
Ron: Having witnessed 9/11 first hand, watching citizens jumping to their deaths, seeing the destruction, dust and debris, it must have been such a life changing impression that you enrolled in the New York Film Academy. You started with shorter, simpler, more commercially appealing films, but did you find the goal pretty quickly to start your pursuit of telling the important stories or did that take time to evolve during your studies?
DML: After living 9/11 and seeing my fellow Americans jump from 80 stories, and after seeing what 19 people could do to the most powerful country on Earth, I decided to make a change. I no longer desired to continue as a CEO and chase money, but instead chase my dream of making films. And during the making of my first film “King of the Hamptons’, which includes many Hollywood stars, I met a man who protests against illegal immigration each and every day. He does this because he lost his ability to earn a living because of the illegal aliens who undercut his prices (he’s a contractor). And so he protests on the corner of a 7-Eleven where dishonest contractors come to pick up the illegal aliens who stand there each morning looking for work. After speaking with the guy (Tom), I decided to make a film about illegal immigration and its impact on America.
It was the experience of touring the country and making They Come to America which opened my eyes. It enabled me to truly see how immigration has not only grown out of control, but how the media is ignoring the negative impact immigration is having on American workers, America’s culture, and our national security. I made that film in 2010 – 2011, and I’ve been locked in ever since. I’ve made three films about immigration and will make more, I am sure. It’s like the Roach Motel, once you get in you never get out. And I’m here to stay until the issue is addressed the way it needs to be.
Ron: Your first major film, “King of the Hamptons” was a success with the local film festival crowds who had the chance to view this non-released film. It was more personal, almost motivational questioning of people’s lives dealing with midlife crises, and seemingly very separated from the political energy of current projects. With your upcoming remake, will you add the political elements in today’s life’s decisions and its influence on our daily existence? Is the political environment today more intrusive, more restrictive, in allowing us “to be all we can be” than it was even in 2010?
DML: So many people have asked to see the film. But to release the original would add no value to the viewer today. I always have a need to add value — I want to put out a movie that makes people think, and then to act — I want my films to push people to move forward be it for themselves or for a cause. That said, I decided it would be far more valuable to do a remake of the film. In short, the remake will marry the best parts of the original film with new scenes that show where I am today and how I got here. My hope is the film will provide a gateway for people who find themselves stuck in a place of uncertainty. What does that mean?
So many people have dreams and ideas, they know they are destined to do something great — they know they want to use their talents and determination to scale higher and to be more, but for some reason they are scared to try. And so I think if people see where I was in 2008 (when I started making the film), to where I am now, they will get fired up about taking a chance on themselves even if they don’t know where they will land. As for politics, sure there will be political tones in the film but it’s only because I’ve become so engrossed in politics. But I won’t do what the left does — I won’t try to push my politics onto the viewer. That’s not my style — not in this film anyhow.
Ron: When you started your quest for immigration research and documentation, did you ever imagine the many stories of incidents like San Francisco’s Kate Steinle, or the Kansas City woman kidnapped at knife point, repeatedly raped and driven to New York by an illegal, the two Virginia girls killed by the illegal Alfredo Ramos driving drunk or our own Arizona police officer killed by an illegal drunk driver? Add to these the hundreds, no thousands of crimes committed by first time and returning illegals?
DML: I had NO IDEA about the amount of crime generated by illegal aliens. Most people have no idea how bad it is, unless of course you’re one of the victims, or a loved-one of a victim.
I receive gifts and letters in the mail each week, and some of them make me cry. Example. I had a veteran send me his medal from Vietnam and ask, “Please don’t stop doing what you do, my son was killed by an illegal alien.” I mean WOW, how do I not continue on with the next film?
Fact is, the cost of illegal immigration goes beyond a dollar figure. How do you put a price on a lost life, or a child raped? For example, in N. Carolina alone, last year more than 1,000 illegal aliens were arrested for more than 5,000 counts of rape of CHILDREN. To me, that’s terrorism. That’s our government allowing illegal aliens to come into this country and terrorize our children. I want it stopped!
Ron: Have you imagined any final, ultimate story to break or is that yet to be written by future events? Do you think we’ll find a positive outcome for America?
DML: As far as immigration goes, until a major public figure is killed by an illegal alien nothing will be done. That is unless we get a president who really cares about the American people and understands like I do the damage being doing to America, then, perhaps, it will be addressed. I say it is the number one issue in America, and I say that because I know it touches almost every issue we face, including education, welfare, jobs, national security, healthcare, etc.
As for the long term outlook for America as a whole, I hate to bet against the country I love, so I won’t. But if Hillary Clinton was elected, I may want to change my bet.
Ron: Immigration was the first main theme of your released films, then you moved to exposing the liberal media and then a more in depth look at Obama’s transformation of America earlier this year. Do you have a long term “pattern” or “route” in mind when picking your subjects or just taking things as they seem timely and important?
DML: The media film is called WE RIDE TO DC. And I didn’t plan on making it. About 8-months earlier I was asked by producers if I would provide an exclusive to The Kelly File. Meaning, I would appear only on Megyn’s show and to go out and shoot the sort of eye-opening video my films offer. I agreed to try it, and in doing so I was exposed to various events, and I captured so much on camera. I also got a real look at the media, and the bias that exists within it.
For example, The Kelly File was interested in me covering the government shutdown and the Memorials being closed. And so in WE RIDE TO DC the viewer is shown what really took place when the veterans protested by throwing the barricades down in front of the White House. The other media outlets like CNN and MSNBC where there covering the story with me, but they aired selective sound bites that made the veterans look like maniacs and racists. It was so far from the truth and I had the clips to prove it. That said, after 6 months of similar events and situations where I could show the media bias that powers the airwaves, I decided to use my footage to make a film. And so I made WE RIDE TO DC in a matter of weeks and funny enough, after its release is when people began asking me to run for president.
Moving forward, I see myself expanding into other issues. I’m getting ready to do a film about welfare, another about veterans, and a biggie in time for 2016, but I cannot share details about that one at the moment.
Ron: In 2007 I started my own research into this new player on the block – this Barack Obama, who, except for a previous speech at the Democratic convention in ’04, was virtually unknown. It was quickly apparent to me, a basically non-political person, that we were dealing with someone with long running associations such as the New party, the SDS, Socialists and Communists who would have an agenda not in keeping with our values and with possibly very destructive consequences. Have you had this same revelation and does it play a part in your writing and directing, or do you try to keep a more reserve, centered, “make your own decision” approach for the viewers?
DML: I recall the first time I heard Obama speak. He gave a speech at the DNC, and for some reason we were watching it on TV. I looked at my wife and said, “That guy will be president one day.” I said such not knowing who he was. I was simply reacting to his ability to deliver a speech. I did not vote for him, and so I never looked at his background because frankly, I wasn’t interested in politics at the time. But today, knowing what I know, and diving into the nuances of news and politics each and every day like I do, he is a terrible president and I cannot believe the man was reelected in 2012. It just shows how far downhill our country has gone, and how disconnected people are when it comes to knowing about what is taking place in America. It’s one reason why I am happy about Trump being in the race. His presence has reignited an interest in politics. And so maybe more people will pay attention to who they elect.
As for my films, I tell the story as I see it happen in front of me. I am conservative, but make no mistake, when it comes to the politicians, I am tougher on Republicans than I am on Democrats because I expect more.
Don’t miss Part 2 as we look at his new projects and thoughts of the elections of 2016.