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Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day


A group of lawmakers is planning to request a congressional investigation of a $418 million U.S. weapons sale to Kenya approved by the Obama administration on its last day in office.
The sale, approved by the State Department and privately notified to Congress on January 19, would allow Kenya to buy 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist group al-Shabaab.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/02/21/exclusive-lawmakers-to-request-probe-of-418m-arms-sale-to-kenya-on-obamas-last-day/

How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency


When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.

In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.

He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama-is-scheming-to-sabotage-trumps-presidency/

Trump ready to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain that Obama blocked


The Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say.

While the White House declined to discuss its plans, one U.S. official directly involved in the transfers told The Washington Times that a roughly $300 million precision-guided missile technology package for Riyadh and a multibillion-dollar F-16 deal for Bahrain are now in the pipeline ready for clearance from the new administration.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

http://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/7/trump-ready-to-approve-weapons-packages-to-saudi-a/

Republicans Rebrand Obamacare Strategy From ‘Repeal’ to ‘Repair’

Here’s How Republicans Are Working to Repeal Obamacare
Some Republicans in Congress are starting to talk more about trying to “repair” Obamacare, rather than simply calling for “repeal and replace.”

There’s good reason for that.

The repair language was discussed by Republicans during their closed-door policy retreat in Philadelphia last week as a better way to brand their strategy. Some of that discussion flowed from views that Republicans may not be headed toward a total replacement, said one conservative House lawmaker who didn’t want to be identified.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-01/republicans-rebrand-obamacare-strategy-from-repeal-to-repair

HEAVY: Obama Pardons 2016 List By State: Drug Dealers, Gun Offenders

HEAVY: President Barack Obama’s 2016 wave of sentence commutations and pardons has cut short the sentences of career criminals, meth and cocaine dealers, and gun offenders, including some men dubbed the most significant drug dealers in their communities.

In some cases, judges had already rejected their bids for sentence reductions, and law enforcement agencies spent years painstakingly building cases against major drug dealers.

In other cases, on December 19, Obama commuted the sentences of a series of people imprisoned for life terms over drug offenses because of three-strikes laws, including marijuana dealing, as well as people who demonstrated that they were candidates for a second change. The New York Times described it as “one of the larger uses of the presidential power to show mercy in modern presidential history,” saying Obama has now shown clemency to 1,324 people.

Obama’s pardons went to everyone from a former court staff who took bribes to a former Pittsburgh City Council member, Sala Udin, who was “a onetime Freedom Rider who was beaten up registering voters in 1960s Mississippi.” His offense: “Driving fellow protesters home from the South, he was stopped for speeding in Kentucky and arrested after police found an unloaded shotgun and a jug of moonshine in the car,” said Yahoo News.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

http://heavy.com/news/2016/12/obama-pardons-2016-prisoners-criminals-by-state-list-race-clemency-crimes-commutations-sentence-reduction/

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https://www.justice.gov/pardon/obama-pardons

Obama Administration Released $221m to Palestinians Hours Before Trump Inauguration


BREAKING NEWS: Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority.

GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR 

http://www.haaretz.com/us-news/1.767083?v=17FA1FC8C0CC022ADEEC63B862DC925D

NY TIMES: OBAMA KNEW ABOUT CLINTON PRIVATE SERVER 

​- – – -In a March 2015 interview, President Obama said that he had learned about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state “the same time everybody else learned it, through news reports.”
But that assertion concerned aides of Mrs. Clinton, who knew that the president himself had received emails from the private address, according to a hacked email made public on Tuesday by WikiLeaks.
“We need to clean this up — he has emails from her — they do not say state.gov,” Cheryl D. Mills, a top aide, wrote to John D. Podesta, another senior adviser, on March 7, 2015.          CLICK LINK TO VIEW THE WHOLE STORY  – JR         – – http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/politics/wikileaks-hillary-clinton-emails.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/

Obama Blames ‘Far-Right Media’ for ‘Pumping Out All Kinds of Crazy Toxic Stuff’

“Trump didn’t come out of nowhere now,” Obama said during a campaign speech in Miami. “For years, Republican politicians and far-right media outlets had just been pumping out all kinds of toxic, crazy stuff.”

FOR THE FULL STORY FOLLOW THE LINK –JR

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/22/obama-blames-far-right-media-pumping-kinds-crazy-toxic-stuff/