Alert: 2 Refugees Just Caught Doing Something Terrifying – Feds Immediately Take Action

Two Middle Eastern refugees were arrested Thursday, one in Texas and one in California, and charged with deceiving federal officials about their connections to terrorist organizations. Officials said the two men — both Palestinians born in Iraq — were in communication with each other.

“Based on the facts, as we know them, today’s action may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event in the making and saved countless lives,” said Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.

Officials said Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, of Houston, was charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, 23, of Sacramento was charged with making a false statement involving international terrorism.

“Who else is there? What are they planning next?,” said Texas senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz when learning of the arrests. Cruz repeated his call for a ban on Syrian refugees coming to the U.S. and urged a “systematic and careful retroactive assessment” to determine if refugees already in the U.S. have terrorist ties.

 

The criminal complaint against Jayab said he communicated with a Texas man other sources identified as Hardan regarding weapons and training in Syria.

“I need to learn from your weapon expertise,” the Texan wrote to Jayab, according to the complaint.

“We will make your abilities very strong,” Jayab allegedly replied. “Our concern now is only to arrive there. When you arrive to al-Sham (Syria) you will be trained.”

The complaint also captured an exchanged from 2013 in which Hardan allegedly wrote to Jayab, describing his inexperience with a type of Russian-made rifle.

“Do you know that I have never sprayed fire with a Kalashnikov?,” Hardan wrote.

“God willing, you will have your chance to shoot,” Jayab replied.

Hardan, who entered America as an Iraqi refugee in November 2009, was granted legal permanent resident status in August 2011, the Justice Department said.

Jayab entered the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee in October 2012, the Justice Department said.

h/t: CNN

Ex-US Attorney Comes Forward With Hillary Criminal Bombshell- “In The Next 60 Days…”

The mounting evidence against Hillary Clinton in her email scandal may soon force federal officials to make an indictment, a former U.S. attorney said Tuesday.

Joe DiGenova, a Republican U.S. attorney appointed by President Reagan, said failure to move forward with an indictment could spawn a massive internal revolt within the Justice Department and the American intelligence community.

“They have reached a critical mass in their investigation of the secretary and all of her senior staff,” DiGenova said on the Laura Ingraham Show. “And, it’s going to come to a head, I would suggest, in the next 60 days.”

The FBI has been investigating whether Clinton mishandled classified information by using a private email server at her home instead of a secure government email.

“It’s going to be a very complex matter for the Department of Justice, but they’re not going to be able to walk away from it,” DiGenova said. “They are now at over 1,200 classified emails. And, that’s just for the ones we know about from the State Department. That does not include the ones that the FBI is, in fact, recovering from her hard drives.”

Although indicting Clinton — the Democrats’ front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination — could be a major problem for the Obama administration, DiGenova said any failure to act when faced with overwhelming evidence would be equally troublesome.

“I believe that the evidence that the FBI is compiling will be so compelling that, unless (Attorney General Loretta Lynch) agrees to the charges, there will be a massive revolt inside the FBI, which she will not be able to survive as an attorney general. It will be like Watergate. It will be unbelievable,” DiGenova said.

“The evidence against the Clinton staff and the secretary is so overwhelming at this point that if, in fact, she chooses not to charge Hillary, they will never be able to charge another federal employee with the negligent handling of classified information,” he added. “The intelligence community will not stand for that. They will fight for indictment and they are already in the process of gearing themselves to basically revolt if she refuses to bring charges.”

h/t: Washington Examiner

Obama Admin FINALLY Announces Decision On IRS Lois Lerner Charges- Some Are Enraged

An inspector general’s audit more than two years ago discovered that the IRS had singled out Tea Party groups for scrutiny of their tax exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections.

In turn, multiple congressional committees and the Justice Department embarked on an investigation of the scandal.

Now, the Justice Department has announced its decision: there will be no criminal charges brought by the department against Lois Lerner or other IRS officials.

The Justice Department’s letter was addressed to the leaders of the House Judiciary Committee and stated that, while “mismanagement, poor judgment and institutional inertia” were discovered, the department found “no evidence that would support a criminal prosecution.”

Assistant Attorney General Peter J. Kadzik wrote: “What occurred is disquieting and may necessitate corrective action — but it does not warrant criminal prosecution.”

The Department of Justice letter stated that there was no evidence that Lerner exercised her authority in a “partisan manner generally,” or that her political views impacted the way she addressed the tax-exempt applications.

It noted that she did, however, exercise “poor judgement” in using her IRS email account to send personal messages that voiced “political views.”

Lerner has since retired.

The letter found “no one person” responsible, and blamed “discrete mistakes by line-level revenue agents.”

Lerner was voted to be in contempt of Congress last year by the House after she refused to answer questions at two House Oversight hearings.

What do you think of the decision by the Justice Department to not criminally prosecute Lerner or other IRS officials?

One Of Hillary’s Emails Shows Her Asking For Something That Raises MAJOR Red Flags

Hillary Clinton sought to borrow a book that included tips on how to permanently delete emails, according to a report by ABC News.

The last batch of the Democratic presidential candidate’s emails released by the State Department included one from Clinton asking to borrow a book called “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” by David Shipley and Will Schwalbe. Chapter Six, titled, “The Email That Can Land You In Jail,” includes a section entitled, “How to Delete Something So It Stays Deleted.”

Since news broke in March of her use of a personal email address on a server kept in her New York home, Clinton has insisted that she’s turned over all of her work-related emails to the State Department and deleted 30,000 other so-called personal emails. On Tuesday, she turned the server over to the Justice Department after refusing to do so since March.

Experts say the server may not hold many revelations.

“Being the fact that this is Hillary Clinton with significant resources and a reputation to uphold, I would say that those who are seeking out additional information on the servers … would have a very difficult time finding something,” said Robert Siciliano, an online-security expert.

Former FBI Assistant Director Ronald Hosko said Clinton wouldn’t be able to shift blame if any sensitive material at all is discovered on her home server.

“Presumably, whatever she did with the server, it was done at her direction. Did she do it deliberately? You have to assume she did. It’s her server. Then you have to ask yourself why,” he said.

The FBI plans to sift through the server for possible security violations during her four-year tenure as secretary of state.

Clinton has been dogged by poll numbers showing that more Americans, by a margin of about 20 percentage points, say she’s not trustworthy rather than trustworthy. A late July CNN/ORC poll found that 58% of all registered voters say it is extremely important that the next president be honest and trustworthy.

“The revelation that Secretary Clinton exclusively used private email for official public business, and the multitude of issues that emanated from her decision, including this most recent one, demonstrates what can happen when Congress and those equally committed to exposing the truth, doggedly pursue facts and follow them,” said Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

h/t: Breitbart

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The NY Times Just Did Something Stunning At Hillary’s Request, Immediately Paid A Big Price

Feedback from fellow reporters has been less than stellar after it was revealed that the New York Times made significant edits (including changing the headline) to a story it wrote about two inspector generals’ requests that the Justice Department open a criminal investigation regarding the use of a private email server by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Politico reports that the original headline ran by the Times Thursday was “Criminal Inquiry Sought in Hillary Clinton’s Use of Email.” However, that headline was changed sometime after midnight to the less damning “Criminal Inquiry Is Sought in Clinton Email Account.”

Likewise, the lead sentence was changed from saying that the probe would be “into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state,” to “into whether sensitive government information was mishandled in connection with the personal email account Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state.”

One of the writers of the story, Michael Schmidt, explained to Politico early Friday that the Clinton campaign had complained about the story to the Times.

“It was a response to complaints we received from the Clinton camp that we thought were reasonable, and we made them,” Schmidt said.

Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, released a statement on Twitter on Friday: “Contrary to the initial story, which has already been significantly revised, she followed appropriate practices in dealing with classified materials. As has been reported on multiple occasions, any released emails deemed classified by the administration have been done so after the fact, and not at the time they were transmitted.”

Mediaite’s Alex Griswold points out: “What [Merrill] left off was that the story had been “significantly revised” because of pressure from the Clinton camp.”

In March at a press conference at the U.N., Clinton insisted that she was careful in her handling of sensitive information with her private account. “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,” she said. “There is no classified material. So I’m certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send classified material.”

A former senior State Department official found Clinton’s claim lacked credibility. He told the New York Times in March: “’I would assume that more than 50 percent of what the secretary of state dealt with was classified…Was every single email of the secretary of state completely unclassified? Maybe, but it’s hard to imagine.’”

On Friday, the Times finally decided to inform its readers of the change to its Thursday story.

An earlier version of this article and an earlier headline, using information from senior government officials, misstated the nature of the referral to the Justice Department regarding Hillary Clinton’s personal email account while she was secretary of state. The referral addressed the potential compromise of classified information in connection with that personal email account. It did not specifically request an investigation into Mrs. Clinton.

Mediaite chronicled the critical responses of some in the media–from both Left and Right–to the Times’ “stealth edit.”

NY Times changes Hillary Story III - Tweet 1

Perhaps the hardest hitting rebuke came from Ricochet’s Stephen Miller:

NY Times changes Hillary Story - Tweet 1As reported by Western Journalism, one of Clinton’s claims from her U.N. press conference about her emails has been shown to be false. The State Department confirmed last month that she did not turn over all her work-related emails. Select Committee on Benghazi chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said in a statement regarding the revelation: “This has implications far beyond Libya, Benghazi and our committee’s work. This conclusively shows her email arrangement with herself, which was then vetted by her own lawyers, has resulted in an incomplete public record.”

According to the Times, the Justice Department has not decided whether to open a criminal investigation into the transmission of classified material through Clinton’s private email accounts.

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