The Trump Administration has announced that United States foreign assistance dollars will no longer be provided to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) based on its promotion and support of forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations in China.United States funding will be directed instead to other family planning and health programs not involved in Chinas population control program. The cut amounts to at least $32.5 million for 2017, and funds will be directed to the U.S. Agency for International Development, which provides medical care to families across the world. The State Department determined that the UNFPA was in violation of the Kemp-Kasten Amendment, which was originally enacted in 1985 by the Reagan Administration in response to its extensive involvement in Chinas coercive program. The amendment prohibits giving U.S. “population assistance” funds to “any organization or program which, as determined by the President of the United States, supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.” Even though the Kemp-Kasten Amendment has been renewed each year by Congress, the anti-coercion law was not enforced under the administrations of President Clinton and President Obama. During fiscal year 2016, the Obama Administration gave $67.88 million to UNFPA.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered Justice Department officials to review reform agreements with troubled police forces nationwide, saying it was necessary to ensure that these pacts do not work against the Trump administration’s goals of promoting officer safety and morale while fighting violent crime. In a two-page memo released Monday, Sessions said agreements reached previously between the department’s civil rights division and local police departments — a key legacy of the Obama administration — will be subject to review by his two top deputies, throwing into question whether all of the agreements will stay in place. The memo was released not long before the department’s civil rights lawyers asked a federal judge to postpone until at least the end of June a hearing on a sweeping police reform agreement, known as a consent decree, with the Baltimore Police Department that was announced just days before President Trump took office.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the United Nations Population Fund, the international bodys agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.In a letter to U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, the State Department said it was dropping the funding because the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) “supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”
Fatcat news is just come upon new information that may result in the toppling of the Trump administration. An anonymous unknown informant was not yet been tested has informed us by encrypted email that after an exhausted investigation and has been found, even though cannot be proven, that every restaurant in every trump owned building will serve you Russian salad, topped with Russian salad dressing upon request. This is not unusual however if you were to ask the waiter for patriotic American salad with a patriotic American salad dressing he will stare at you like he doesn’t know what you’re talking about. This caused our informant look deeper into the possible connection with the Trump campaign and the Russian government. They found a photograph along with an audible recording of Trump when he was seven years old standing next to a statue with his Russian wolfhound. The statue, even though it not confirmed, appears to be a statue of a Russian spy. On the audible recording of the incident you can clearly hear the dog barking in code directly at the statue. This code is so secret that the top American intelligence agencies have not been able to decipher what the communications was about. It is believed by many that the ring Trump was wearing, and still wears to this day, was a secret decoder ring used by Russian intelligent officers to communicate with Russian molds.
We’ve also discovered by a second untested but possibly reliable informant that trump as refused to admit that he speaks fluent Russian and has refused to answer questions when given to him in Russian, just another cloud coming from the smoking gun.
The question of whether former President Obama actually spied on President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition has been tantalizing Washington since President Trump first made the allegation nearly two weeks ago. Since then, three investigations have been launched — one by the FBI, one by the House of Representatives and one by the Senate. Are the investigators chasing a phantom, or did this actually happen?Here is the back story.Mr. Obama would not have needed a warrant to authorize surveillance on Mr. Trump. Mr. Obama was the president and as such enjoyed authority under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to order surveillance on any person in America, without suspicion, probable cause or a warrant.FISA contemplates that the surveillance it authorizes will be for national security purposes, but this is an amorphous phrase and an ambiguous standard that has been the favorite excuse of most modern presidents for extraconstitutional behavior. In the early 1970s, President Richard Nixon used national security as a pretext to deploying the FBI and CIA to spy on students and even to break in to the office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg, one of his tormentors.
Ken Paxton, Texas attorney general, backs up Donald Trump claim of illegal immigrants at polls – Washington Times
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton supports President Trump’s claim that noncitizens are voting in U.S. elections, saying prosecutors in his own state have won convictions for voter fraud.“I know it’s an issue because I deal with it,” Mr. Paxton told The Washington Times. “We just got a conviction on an illegal that voted in an election.”Putting a number on how many illegal votes were cast is difficult, however, because local election officials aren’t looking for that kind of fraud.“They’re complicit in allowing it to happen,” he said. “I guarantee it is happening — whatever people say.”Mr. Trump has said millions of illegal votes were cast in the presidential election, distorting the national vote tally in favor of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, and has called for an investigation into the matter. In November, Mr. Trump said he would have won the national vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
Two separate sources with links to the counter-intelligence community have confirmed to Heat Street that the FBI sought, and was granted, a FISA court warrant in October, giving counter-intelligence permission to examine the activities of ‘U.S. persons’ in Donald Trump’s campaign with ties to Russia.Contrary to earlier reporting in the New York Times, which cited FBI sources as saying that the agency did not believe that the private server in Donald Trump’s Trump Tower which was connected to a Russian bank had any nefarious purpose, the FBI’s counter-intelligence arm, sources say, re-drew an earlier FISA court request around possible financial and banking offenses related to the server. The first request, which, sources say, named Trump, was denied back in June, but the second was drawn more narrowly and was granted in October after evidence was presented of a server, possibly related to the Trump campaign, and its alleged links to two banks; SVB Bank and Russia’s Alfa Bank.
Simply titled the “Obamacare Replacement Act,” Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) presented the new bill in a press conference.“I think thats whats really represented here in this bill that a lot of folks have worked on, whether from the caucus standpoint or from Senator Pauls standpoint, is an inflection point,” Sanford said. “This is not about replacing the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. This is about where do we go next in terms of health care so that people are in control.”The bill entails a handful of different measures, including an elimination of the essential health benefits requirement, the creation of a $5,000 tax credit for individuals and families contributing to a health savings account, and the option to purchase health insurance across state lines.