TSG: So When Does Lying FBI Informant Al Sharpton Get His Unpaid Suspension?

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Now that Lyin’ Brian Williams has been thrown under the bus by NBC News for lying to its viewers, the Smoking Gun is asking why the lying “Rev. Al” is still clinging to the bumper.

Now that the media conglomerate has delineated that bright line, when does the Rev. Al Sharpton’s suspension without pay begin?

In the wake of last year’s lengthy TSG report about Sharpton’s secret work as a paid FBI Mafia informant, the MSNBC host sought to blunt the story’s disclosures with a series of lies told at a pair of press conferences, on his nightly “Politics Nation” program, and in a report on Williams’s own NBC Nightly News (which was rebroadcast on NBC’s Today show).

Sharpton, 60, cast himself as a victim who first ran into the FBI’s warm embrace when a scary gangster purportedly threatened his life. He was “an American citizen with every right to call law enforcement” for protection, Sharpton told his MSNBC audience. His sole motivation was to “try to protect myself and others.”

He needed the FBI’s help, Sharpton claimed, because his relentless advocacy on behalf of African-American concert promoters had angered wiseguys with hooks in the music business. “I did the right thing working with the authorities,” Sharpton assured viewers. As for being branded an informant, that was a label for others to worry about. “I didn’t consider myself, quote, an informant. Wasn’t told I was that,” said Sharpton.

These claims, broadcast by NBC Universal, were demonstrably false.

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Read on here for the whole sordid story.

Meanwhile, Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren has been wondering why tax cheat Sharpton gets a free pass from the IRS.

Why should Reverend Al Sharpton getting a pass from the IRS and the White House? (and the NYC Mayor!)

1. Why hasn’t the IRS garnished Reverend Al Sharpton’s MS/NBC pay for all his back taxes? Reports are that he owes more than 4 million dollars in back state and federal taxes.

2. And why does the Obama Administration continue to invite him to the White House for his advice while he has outstanding this reported (New York Times) tax debt? Why not make him pay up, and then invite him?

I have read article after article that Reverend Al Sharpton owes lots and lots of back taxes — that means he owes you. And, to the extent he is not paying his taxes, you are picking up the tab.

The IRS and state revenue divisions need to be garnishing his wages (like it does to others who owe taxes.) Reverend Sharpton gets paid a hefty salary at MS/NBC and the IRS and state revenue divisions can find MS/NBC…it is just not that hard. (Try googling its address!)

And until he gets current in his debt to the taxpayer, he should not have “most favored nation” status with President Obama and the White House.

There is just a tiny conflict of interest, there. It’s nice that there are at least SOME members of the media willing to point these things out.

Judicial Watch’s “District of Corruption” Now Available On iTunes (Video)

In the Fall of 2012, Judicial Watch released District of Corruption a documentary film that follows three administrations (Clinton, Bush, Obama) and JW’s battles against corruption and/or lack of transparency. The last half of the film indicts the Obama administration for its outrageous lawlessness including the examples of Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Acorn/voter fraud, and Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration law.
It is a testament to the Obama Regime’s epic corruption that this film could pack such a powerful punch months before the floodgates opened to their endemic corruption in May of 2013, when the IRS, DOJ and NSA scandals all broke within weeks of each other. Since then, we have seen the VA scandal, corrupt Bergdahl swap, and the Regime’s continued refusal to uphold our nation’s immigration laws using unconstitutional executive orders.. With each passing day, America reels in horror at the latest political atrocity as we flit from one scandal to the next and the Regime patiently runs out the clock, and a hapless Congress fumbles and bumbles in response.

Judicial Watch, the nation’s largest government watchdog organization, and Victory Film Group have made  “District of Corruption” available for download through iTunes.

Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, the writer/director of “The Hope & Change” and the Sarah Palin film “The Undefeated,” and produced in association with Constant Motion Entertainment, the Judicial Watch film was released nationally by Rocky Mountain Pictures, the distributors of the documentary blockbuster “Obama 2016.” Judicial Watch partnered with Movie to Movement, the grassroots group that helped turn out record numbers of movie goers for “Obama 2016.”

The film opened on October 26, 2012, in three states: Florida, Ohio and Texas. It opened later in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 9, 2012. It scored the second highest per-screen average at the box office on its opening weekend. The film averaged $7,374 per theater, finishing behind one other debut film, vaunted film festival favorite “The Loneliest Planet.”

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The film features interviews with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell and Director of Litigation Paul Orfanedes, as well as some of the conservative movement’s most influential and cutting-edge voices, including J. Christian Adams (Election Law Center), Matthew Boyle (Breitbart.com), Mike Flynn (Breitbart.com), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Vern McKinley (author, Financing Failure: A Century of Bailouts), Anita MonCrief (former ACORN insider), Katie Pavlich (Townhall.com), Kerry Picket (Breitbart.com), Peter Schweizer (Author, Throw Them All Out), Mark Tapscott (Washington Examiner), and Matthew Vadum (Author, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayer).

 

Holder: I Cleaned Up Bush’s Politicized Justice Dept (Video)

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A favorite tactic of Obama and members of his Regime, is to run with the biggest, boldest lie possible, and dare anyone to question it. Eric Holder – easily the most corrupt Attorney General in our nation’s history –  fully embraced that tactic in spectacular fashion at a press conference Tuesday when he made the ludicrous claim that he cleaned up Bush’s Justice Dept. 

Yep. He actually said that.

Via The Washington Times: 

Attorney General Eric Holder pushed back against Republicans who said the Justice Department, under his leadership, had become little more than a political machine to push liberal causes — and said that he’s actually cleaned up all the politicking that had taken place under the former Bush administration.

In a press conference that began with his personal introduction — “For the record, I am Eric Holder” — the exiting agency head took shots at critics who suggested that nominee Loretta Lynch was his mirror image, and those who said the Justice Department was too political.

“It’s a little irresponsible for people on the hill to say that policy differences that we have with them … can be characterized as political,” Mr. Holder said, Mediaite reported. “There’s been no politicization of this Justice Department.”

He then went on to say that those who further such claims are wrong — that their jabs are “totally inconsistent with the facts,” Mr. Holder said in an ABC News video.

Mr. Holder also said with a bit of an bitter tone that former President George W. Bush’s Justice Department was the one that was truly political — and that he had been forced to clean it up when he took over as attorney general.

The unrepentant Holder also said that he was “proud of the historic things” his DOJ has done and expressed his hope that people wouldn’t pay attention to “interesting sound bites” that are “simply not consistent with facts.”

“I will leave this department in the way I found it when I came here back in 1976 — with high moral, with people who are dedicated to doing things only on the basis of the facts and the law,” he said in the ABC News video. “I’m proud of the historic things we have done. I hope the American people would not fall prey to interesting sound bites that are simply not consistent with facts.”

“The facts” have actually been quite consistent, as former DOJ Civil Rights Attorney J Christian Adams chronicled in his “Every Single One” series of articles at PJ Media about Holder’s hyper-political hiring practices.  (Read parts one, two, three, four, five,  six, and  seven.)

It is the hyper-politicization of the Justice Department that has led to the mind-blowing corruption and incompetence under Holder’s watch.

This is Eric Holder’s legacy and he is not happy about it.

Eric Holder, Most Corrupt Attorney General in the History of the USA (Oct. 6, 2014)

Eric Holder, possibly the most corrupt Attorney General in the history of the United States of America (May 30, 2013)

Buh-Bye: Most Corrupt Attorney General In American History Stepping Down (September, 25, 2014) 

Most extreme, corrupt Attorney General in history resigns (September 27, 2014)

Most Corrupt, Racist Attorney General In American History Finally Resigns (Sept. 25, 2014)

Sixteen Scandals: The Legacy of Eric Holder (June 26th, 2013)

Republican Lawmakers Mock Eric Holder on His Way Out (Sep 25, 2014) 

Maybe it makes him uneasy to know that he will always be remembered as the most corrupt Attorney General in our nation’s history?

Too bad. He should have thought about that before he politicized his office and abandoned his oath to uphold our nation’s laws.

The DOJ’s Press flacks did a yeoman’s job cleaning up this man’s messes and keeping the media at bay –  but history is not going to judge Eric Holder well. I hope he’s beginning to feel that.

Video: Gowdy Calls For Cutting Budgets As 47 IGs Complain About Being Stonewalled

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing Tuesday to look into allegations of obstruction from a stunning number of government watchdogs. 47 Inspectors General are accusing the Obama administration of stonewalling their investigations. Three of them were on the panel and and the rest of the IGs were in the room watching.

This was Rep Jason Chaffetz’s first hearing as the new Chairman of the committee.

Via The Washington Examiner:

The Peace Corps, Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department inspectors general each argued to members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that some of their investigations had been thwarted or stalled by officials who refused to release necessary information to their offices.

Committee members from both parties doubled down on criticisms of the Justice Department’s lack of transparency and called for solutions to the government-wide problem during their first official hearing of the 114th Congress.

“If you can’t do your job, then we can’t do our job in Congress,” Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told the three witnesses and the scores of agency watchdogs who also attended, including the Department of Homeland Security and General Service Administration inspectors general.

Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department’s inspector general, testified that the FBI began reviewing requested documents in 2010 in what he said was a clear violation of federal law that is supposed to grant watchdogs unfettered access to agency records.

The FBI’s process, which involves clearing the release of documents with the attorney general or deputy attorney general, “seriously impairs inspector general independence, creates excessive delays, and may lead to incomplete, inaccurate or significantly delayed findings or recommendations,” Horowitz said.

You can watch videos from the hearing, here.

Trey Gowdy went On the Record with Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night to talk about the hearing.

These “independent auditors” are entitled to all documents and materials they request per statute, but they’re being stonewalled by the Regime.

Asked by Greta what could be done about the stonewalling, Gowdy answered, “you have to hit them in the only place anyone in Washington ever feels and that’s the back pocket. Get the appropriators in the House and the Senate involved and say if you don’t comply with this statute, we’re going to cut your budget.”

 

Holder on Defensive: “Our Record of Support for Law Enforcement Has Been Strong and Unambiguous (Video)

Speaking at a Justice Department event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder said  he was  “troubled and deeply disturbed by recent mischaracterizations” of the Obama administration’s regard for police officers. The comments came in the wake of a scathing open letter to Holder from a retired FBI agent that went viral.

“For the past six years, our record of support for law enforcement has been both strong and unambiguous,” Holder intoned.

The fact that the top law enforcement officer of the United States felt the need to get in front of a microphone and insist that he has been a big supporter of law enforcement – tells you all you need to know about how “unambiguous” that support has been.

Shannon Bream, filling in for Megyn Kelly, Thursday night, had former DOJ Civil Rights Attorney J Christian Adams on to discuss the letter, and Holder’s bristling response.

“This attorney general, contrary to what he said, today, has done more to put police officers in danger than any other attorney general though his policies, through his priorities, through his rhetoric,” Adams said. “He’s put officers in danger by opposing what officers try to do. This letter details a lot of the harm that this attorney general has done, and it’s coming from a former FBI agent who worked with the Justice Department on a lot of high profile civil rights cases.”

Adams continued blasting Holder; “this justice department has opposed the cops in so many ways, we don’t have the time to cover it,” he said. “They’ve imposed sensitivity training on police officers to be conducted by radical anti-cop groups and the tax payers are paying for it. They want to collect data on police officers, impose federal will on local police departments. The record is not something he can gloss over in one speech at Main Justice this afternoon.”

As regards to the always controversial Al Sharpton, Adams said, “this is not good company to keep for a person who believes in the rule of law.”

He added, “this is a person who should not be within a hundred miles of this White House, but he seems to have an open invitation both to the 5th floor of the Justice Department and to the Oval Office.”

I recommend you skip the next segment as Bream had on a black pastor to talk about his solutions for “healing the racial divide.” The solutions include “economic development” programs, police reforms and educational reforms. In other words – stuff that won’t make a damn bit of difference because the problems are not ones that government can solve.

Want to Know What LEOs Think of Eric Holder? Read This Blistering Open Letter From A Retired FBI Agent

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Regular readers of this blog already know what I think of Attorney General Eric Holder. He wasn’t in office for more than a few months before it became obvious to me that he would become the most corrupt Attorney General in our nation’s history.

Retired FBI Special Agent K. Dee McCown shares that opinion and made explicit his disappointment and disgust with Holder in an open letter that has been confirmed as legit by Snopes. To say that this letter is a complete excoriation and repudiation of everything Holder (and his ilk) stands for is an understatement.

Via Tomas Lifson at the American Thinker, here is the letter in full:

K. Dee McCown

College Station, Texas
December 28, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

Dear Attorney General Holder,

It is unlikely that we met while I served in the FBI. That being said, we served at the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the same years and on the same “team” conceptually speaking. During my service in the FBI I worked with a number of U.S. Attorney Offices in the United States to include a tour at FBIHQ where I worked with the Department of Justice (Main) on a daily basis.

I begin my letter with this comment to highlight that I am not a bystander on the topic of law enforcement in the United States. I worked and managed a variety of federal investigations during my 12 years of service in the FBI, to include the management of several Civil Rights cases in the State of Texas. In fact, during my last tour in the Bureau, I was an FBI Supervisor responsible for managing federal investigations in nine (9) Texas counties, many of which were rural; in places where one would suspect racism to flourish given the narrative often pushed by Hollywood and urban progressive elites like yourself. I performed this mission diligently and under the close supervision of two FBI managers; an Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) and Special Agent in Charge (SAC,) both of which happened to be African American and outstanding law enforcement professionals. I also performed this mission serving side by side with a variety of law enforcement agencies at the Federal, State and local level.

I have observed you closely during your tenure as Attorney General and notably during these last tumultuous years; watching you negotiate a number of controversial public matters to include the ATF Fast and Furious scandal, Black Panther Party intimidation at voting booths, IRS targeting of American citizens (citizen groups opposed to the Obama Administration,) the ignoring of US Immigration laws, DOJ criminal indictments of select news reporters and your management of several high profile criminal investigations involving subjects of race, notably African Americans.

Until today, I chose to hold my tongue. However, with the assassination of two NYPD Lieutenants last weekend in New York City, at the hands of a African American man with a lengthy criminal record, fresh from his participation in anti-police activities; coupled with numerous “don’t shoot, hands up,” and “black lives matter” anti-police protests (some of which are violent) occurring daily around the nation, I am compelled to write you this letter.

To be blunt Mr. Holder, I am appalled at your lack of leadership as the Attorney General of the United States and your blatant politicizing of the Department of Justice. Your actions, both publicly and privately, have done nothing to quell the complex racial issues we face in our country and have done everything to inflame them. As the “top cop” of the United States, you share in the blame for much of the violence and protests we are now witnessing against law enforcement officers honorably serving throughout our nation.

During one of your first public speeches as Attorney General you made it a point to call America “a nation of cowards” concerning race relations. That speech, followed by other public announcements where you emphatically opined that the odds were stacked against African Americans in regard to the enforcement of law, your intention to change the law and permit convicted felons to vote after incarceration, and your changes to federal law ending “racial profiling,” are poignant examples of how detached you remain from the challenges faced by law enforcement officers serving in crime ridden neighborhoods throughout the nation.

These opinions are also indicative of a man that lives and works in the elitist “bubble” of Washington D.C.

Your performance, as the nation’s Attorney General, during the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, Florida and the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri clearly highlights your myopic view on this topic. Contrary to your embarrassing prejudgment in the Brown case and evasive post trial remarks on the Martin case, neither Brown nor Martin were targeted and/or killed because of their African American race.

Rather, as non-emotive investigations determined, both teens died as a consequence of their own tragic and egregious behavior; behavior that involved a violent assault on a law abiding citizen in the Trayvon Martin case, and a violent assault on a young police officer in the Michael Brown case. Yet you, as the number one spokesman for law enforcement in the country, blame the deaths of these men on years of institutional racism and the alleged epidemic targeting of African American men by police departments around the country; nothing could be further from the truth. Following the Michael Brown case Grand Jury decision all you could muster was the following comment: “The Department of Justice is currently investigating not only the shooting but also the Ferguson police department in what is called a “patterns and practices” inquiry to determine if the police department has engaged in systematic racism.”

So, let’s get this straight. At a decisive moment in history when our nation required a strong and unbiased voice from its’ senior law enforcement official, you Mr. Holder, made it your personal mission to join with other racial antagonist and politicize a tragic event, accusing a young white police officer of a racially motivated killing in what we now know was a justified self-defense shooting of a predatory felon. Your behavior is unbelievable. You sir, have sacrificed your integrity on the altar of political expediency. You, Mr. Holder, are the “coward” and hypocrite you so loudly denounce when speaking of broken race relations in America.

Further to this point Mr. Holder, law enforcement officers around the country remain dismayed and shocked at the counsel you keep; that being your close relationship with none other than Al Sharpton, a racist “shake down artist” who spreads hate, divisiveness and the promotion of anti-law enforcement sentiment throughout the country; a tax evading fraudster who has unbelievably visited the White House over 80 times in recent years. It is simply beyond my comprehension as a former federal law enforcement professional, that you, the Attorney General of the United States, joined arms in common cause with a charlatan like “the Reverend” Al Sharpton; and it speaks volumes to your personal character and lack of professional judgment.

Violent crime, out of wedlock births, drug abuse, rampant unemployment and poverty found in many low-income minority neighborhoods are not a result of racist community policing and racial profiling as you so quickly assert, and frankly most law abiding Americans are exhausted of hearing this false narrative repeated time and again by you and others in the racial grievance industry. While no one, me included, would ever suggest that African Americans have not suffered from institutional racism in the past, I would strongly argue that we no longer live in the Mississippi of 1965, nor do we live in a country that even closely resembles the “Jim Crow” South of yesteryear. Those days, thankfully, are in the past as are the generations of Americans that supported such egregious behavior and endured such suffering.

Rather, Mr. Holder, we live in a day and time where the root cause of many problems faced in our African American communities can be attributed to the breakdown of civil order due to the rejection of institutional and family authority and the practice of counter-culture values; and most notably, from the absence of strong male leadership in fatherless black families. The reason that our local police officers are so often entwined in tragic events in black communities is because it is the police that have filled the void in these communities that should be occupied by moral and strong black men leading family units with Godly values. You, Mr. Holder, especially, should be thanking the police rather than persecuting them for the gap they fill in these communities because if it were not for the intervention of local police many African American neighborhoods would be in a state of total anarchy.

Yet tragically, you and your race-baiting colleague Al Sharpton (a paid media personality under contract with MSNBC news) choose to remain silent because to publicly speak this self-evident truth threatens to not only alienate and offend the most loyal voting constituency of the Democratic Party but diminish your and Al Sharpton’s self-serving power base in these suffering communities. God forbid that you would suggest individual citizens accept responsibility for their own behavior and the collective failure of their communities; it is so much easier for you and others like you to make excuses, play the victim card, and pander rather than address the real root causes that plague many low income neighborhoods.

Mr. Holder, the public is aware of FBI statistics that tell a different story than the one you and Sharpton preach. We know that young African American males, representing a tiny fraction of the U.S. population, are by far the greatest perpetrators of violent crime in America when compared to their peers in other ethnic groups, and, we know that citizens of African American descent overwhelmingly make up the majority of their victims. We also know that incidents where white police officers shoot and kill black perpetrators are rare and on the decline. We know further that although there are legitimate and bona fide Federal Civil Rights investigations in the United States worthy of pursuing, they are miniscule when compared to the false narrative portrayed by you, President Obama and Sharpton declaring rampant discrimination against African American men by police officers throughout the country. You are just plain wrong.

In closing Mr. Holder I will leave you with this thought; you were given a rare opportunity to lead with integrity during a variety of divisive and controversial issues during your tenure as the 82d Attorney General of the United States and rather than be a man of moral courage you chose instead to cower, further inflame racial tensions, advance false narratives and play progressive political activist.

Time and again you chose to “politicize” the mission of the Department of Justice rather than pursue justice and now, tragically, we are witnessing the fruits of your irresponsible behavior in the murder of two innocent police officers in New York City, assassinated by a man motivated by the flames of racial hatred that you personally fanned. How many more police officers will be injured or die in the coming days because of the perilous conditions you helped create in this nation. You, President Obama and Al Sharpton own this problem lock, stock and barrel and now it is your legacy.

As thousands of NYPD officers turn their collective back on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, another dishonest politician and Sharpton disciple, so too do countless Federal law enforcement officers turn our backs on you.

K. Dee McCown
FBI (1997 – 2008)
CC: Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator John Cornyn
Senator Ted Cruz
Senator Harry Reid
The Honorable Bill Flores
The Honorable John Boehner
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
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FROM MCCOWN’S LINKEDIN PAGE:

Director, Global Security Operations

Corporate Risk Inernational/Altegrity

August 2008 – February 2011 (2 years 7 months)Houston

CRI specialized in major domestic (USA) and international due diligence and investigative projects,
white collar crime investigations, business intelligence gathering,
undercover investigative operations and anti-money laundering analyses.
CRI also conducts security and risk assessment surveys, executive
protection, emergency evacuations, and responds to cases involving
kidnapping, illegal detention and extortion.

Special Agent/Supervisory Special Agent

FBI

March 1997 – August 2008 (11 years 6 months)

Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, Criminal Programs, Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)

CPT

US Army Infantry & Special Operations (75th Ranger Regiment)

 

 

Daniel Bongino Rips Obama A New One For Lying About Secret Service

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Copied in its entirety from  Bongino’s Facebook page:

 As a former Secret Service agent I am apoplectic that the President is, again, blaming security and, by default, the Secret Service for skipping the historic rally in Paris. This President is absolutely incorrigible and appears to have no shame at this point.
He is not telling the truth. Don’t you find it just a bit odd that the Nelson Mandela funeral, which was an organizational security threat given that it was scheduled to take place just five days after his death, was attended by the President despite the chaos, and the Paris rally wasn’t.The truth is that the President screwed up and made a bad call. The Secret Service doesn’t tell the President where to go, his staff makes that call. If he wanted to go to the rally the Secret Service would have made it happen. We have an office in Paris that does just this type of visit. What makes this President different is his compete inability to acknowledge mistakes and move on. He must blame others and find a scapegoat to cover for his inadequacies. He has done this before with the Secret Service when he placed the blame on them for the suspension of the White House tours, which was another tall-tale.The Secret Service doesn’t have the luxury of being able to publicly respond to this garbage so I’ll do it for them. Stop blaming the men and women who subordinate their lives, and their safety, to yours to fix your self-inflicted political problems. What you did was shameful and I hope Americans see through it.
The real reason Obama didn’t go? Apathy. Obama and his aides thought the Charlie Hebdo terror event was a 3-day story tops. No big deal. Make a statement, tweet #IAmCharlie, sign a condolence book at the French Embassy and that should be that.
But the off-key, out of step,  White House was “caught off guard” at the massive outpouring in Paris. Wait –  people care about freedom of politically incorrect speech?
Via the Politico:

White House aides were so caught off guard by the march’s massive size and attention that they hadn’t even asked President Barack Obama if he wanted to go.

So by Monday morning, the intensity of criticism was so fierce that the aides knew they had to apologize. The media, they felt, had constructed a problem. This time, though, they thought the media might have a point. But they were also counting on the low-attention-span White House press corps to move on as soon as they gave in.

Um yeah – Good call.
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