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First Ground Video From Germanwings Plane Crash Site in French Alps


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A massive recovery operation at the crash site, in a remote mountain ravine

New Video from French Interior Minister


 

Government Report: DEA Agents Had Sex Parties With Prostitutes Paid For By Columbian Drug Cartels

You can't make this stuff up.
How many times? Once? Twice? Maybe Three times?

The parties with prostitutes happened 'over a period of several years' according to the DOJ Office of Inspector General


NYDN
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents partook in wild sex parties with hookers hired by Colombian drug cartels, claims a bombshell report released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General.

The parties, which took place between 2005 and 2008, were held at properties in Colombia paid for by the U.S. government and were ignored by multiple federal agencies, according to the report.

In addition, the report says, several DEA agents were gifted money and weapons from drug cartel members in Colombia.

“The (DEA) foreign officer allegedly arranged ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these DEA agents at their government-leased quarters, over a period of several years,” the report said.


“Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds,” investigators wrote. “The foreign officers further alleged that in addition to soliciting prostitutes, three DEA SSAs (special agents) in particular were provided money, expensive gifts and weapons from drug cartel members.

During the parties, which reportedly occurred between 2005 and 2008, agents allegedly paid Colombian police officers to provide security and “protection for the DEA agents’ weapons and property,” the report claimed.


 

Video: Mitt in the Mirror

Mitt Romney on Jimmy Fallon last night



Romney then talked about his fight against Evander Holyfield



 

Member of Army National Guard Arrested, Charged With Providing Material Support to ISIS

Hasan Edmonds was trying to fly to Egypt, he is from the Chicago area

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The FBI has arrested two men -- one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard -- for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, authorities said.

Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Chicago Midway International Airport as he was trying to fly to Egypt, according to authorities. His cousin, Jonas Edmonds, 29, was arrested at his home.

Both men are from Aurora, Illinois, and will be appearing in federal court later today.





 

Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Federal Prison


Jackson is heading to a Baltimore area halfway house


myfoxchicago/AP 
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items, his father said.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson described his son's release from the minimum security federal prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, as a "joyous reunion" and said the younger Jackson was doing "very well."

Jackson, a 50-year-old Illinois Democrat, began his sentence on Nov. 1, 2013. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lists his release date as Sept. 20, 2015. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, who visited Jackson on Monday, said Jackson would serve out the remainder of his 2 1/2-year term in a Washington, D.C., halfway house. Jackson must also spend three years on supervised release and complete 500 hours of community service.

ABC News:
It wasn't immediately clear if Jackson, Illinois Democrat and Inmate would live at a halfway house to serve the remainder of his 2 1/2-year term. Another possibility, according to U.S. Bureau of Prison policy, is that he serve out his sentence under home confinement.

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Germanwings Co-Pilot Appeared to Want to 'Destroy the Plane': French Prosecutor

Video of the prosecutor's press conference



ABC News
The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings plane appeared to want to "destroy the plane," Brice Robin, Public Prosecutor of Marseille, said today.

Robin also confirmed reports about the pilot being heard on the voice recorder asking co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen, to take over the controls, with a chair heard being moved and door heard closing.

The co-pilot was in control, Robin said, and the accelerated descent was made manually.

The pilot can be heard knocking on the door and asking over the speaker to enter the cockpit, but there was no response from the co-pilot, Robin said.

The co-pilot can be heard breathing until the moment of impact, he added, so officials believe he was alive until the crash.

Air traffic control can also be heard calling, with no response from the cockpit



 

Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes in Yemen


Trying to stop the advance of Iranian-backed Houthi rebels


Fox News
Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against the Houthi rebels in Yemen early Friday, one day after the U.S.-backed Yemeni president was driven out of the country.

President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the military operations, National Security Council spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said late Wednesday night. She added that while U.S. forces were not taking direct military action in Yemen, Washington was establishing a Joint Planning Cell with Saudi Arabia to coordinate U.S. military and intelligence support.

Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir said the operations began at 7 p.m. Eastern time.

He said the Houthis, widely believed to be backed by Iran, "have always chosen the path of violence." He declined to say whether the Saudi campaign involved U.S. intelligence assistance

Saudi Ambassador to U.S.: Saudi Arabia's Air Force has taken control of Yemeni airspace


 

Watch Trey Gowdy Take Apart Secret Service Director Clancy In Seconds


Another one of those awesome Trey Gowdy videos...

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy has a little trouble keeping up with Trey Gowdy's cross-examination. Congressman Gowdy is grilling the Director for not turning over the video footage of Secret Service agents crashing into a WH barrier last month.

Clancy actually argues that he can't turn over all the video because there's an ongoing investigation from the OIG. Trey Gowdy says, so we, the House Oversight Committee can't investigate at the same time the OIG is investigating?

Watch the video





 

Low-Information Voters: 49% of Have 'Never Heard of' Scott Walker, 62% Have 'Never Heard of' Dr. Ben Carson


These are the voters who will finally tune in sometime around Labor Day of 2016 and the lib media will tell them who to vote for.

Gallup did Favorable/Unfavorable numbers
Here are some of the results.  This is terrible









 

U.S. Military to Charge Bowe Bergdahl With Desertion


Why did it take almost a year to charge him when you had other soldiers in his platoon who said right from the start that Bergdahl  deserted?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says the Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years will be court martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior before the enemy, said the official, who was not authorized to discuss the announcement publicly on the record and spoke on condition of anonymity.

The U.S. military plans an announcement at Fort Bragg in North Carolina Wednesday afternoon.  Bergdahl walked away from his post in Afghanistan and was captured, then released from Taliban capture in a prisoner exchange.

Gen. Mark Milley, head of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, has been reviewing the massive case files and had a broad range of legal options, including various degrees of desertion charges.

A major consideration was whether military officials would be able to prove that Bergdahl had no intention of returning to his unit — a key element in the more serious desertion charges.

Flashback-- MSNBC's Schultz: 'Pure Speculation' That Bergdahl Was a Deserter, 'No Proof of That Whatsoever'
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"That's Astounding"-- Jon Karl Grills WH Press Sec: You Still Believe Yemen Is a Counter-Terror Success Story Even After the Central Gov Has Collapsed?

This is unbelievable.

ABC News WH Correspondent Jon Karl points out that there is "complete chaos" in Yemen. The Central Government has collapsed, Yemen's president has fled the country, Saudi troops are on one border and Iranians are supporting the rebels....And this is a model of success?

Josh Earnest: Yes, it is. We stand by it.