Michelle Fields Doubles Down: Breitbart Knew the Truth From The Very Beginning

Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields repeated her contention Monday night that Breitbart editor Matthew Boyle spoke with Corey Lewandowski on the phone immediately following last week’s “GrabGate” incident.

Fields told Megyn Kelly last night on Fox News’ Kelly File that Lewandowski, Donald Trump’s Campaign manager, admitted that he was the culprit and indicated that an apology would be ensuing.

“They knew the truth from the very beginning,” Fields said. “My editor, as soon as it happened, had spoken to Corey. He said Corey had admitted to it and I was getting an apology so I stayed quiet – I wasn’t going to make a big deal about it. ‘Look, it’s bruises – whatever. It’s fine,’ I thought. ‘I’m not going to make a big deal.’ But that didn’t happen, instead, they embarked on this smear campaign against me!”

Fields continued, “my company knew the truth and they sided with Donald Trump.”

She also alleged that Boyle had tried to put a positive spin on the imbroglio because it meant that Breitbart would get more access to the Trump campaign as a result.

“Matthew Boyle said ‘don’t worry, this is going to be great because Donald Trump is going to give us so many exclusives now, because they’re going to feel like they have to do it because of what they did,'” Fields explained. “This is how my company was looking at this – instead of saying, wow what happened, we’ll defend you, they were thinking this was a good thing because they would have more access to Donald Trump.”

Kelly noted that Breitbart released text messages between Lewindowski and Breitbart editor Matthew Boyle that indicated that they never spoke on the phone. (I would love to see their phone records, myself.)

Fields answered, “let’s see if what he says if God forbid we go to court, we’re subpoenaed and have to testify under oath.”

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Kurt Bardell, CNN: Why I quit over Breitbart and the Trump campaign

Loyalty is a two-way street. No one would begrudge Breitbart for standing behind its reporter. Even if the entire incident unfolded as a misunderstanding, there would be zero blowback from anyone in the press for Breitbart taking a position supporting one of its own.

So why didn’t Breitbart?

Because its alignment with Trump has created a massive conflict of interest that has finally erupted into the public view.

As published by Breitbart News, political editor Matthew Boyle exchanged a few text messages with Lewandowski in the immediate aftermath of the Fields incident where Boyle himself reveals a bias toward the Trump campaign, writing, “K I wanna make sure that this doesn’t turn into a big story. It sounds to me like it was a misunderstanding.”

That is the lens with which Breitbart has viewed this incident from the very beginning, and underscores the inherent doubt it had for Fields’ account. It clearly very much wanted Lewandowski to be exonerated and for Fields to be guilty of making up some perverse hoax.

As I said on CNN with Don Lemon, the idea that Breitbart fully supported Fields is a lie. It just isn’t true.

As the story unfolded, Breitbart became obsessed with uncovering any type of “evidence” that could disprove Fields’ account, or at the very least, create a certain amount of reasonable doubt.

That’s right.

A news organization was working to undermine one of its own reporters. For me, this was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. Breitbart had abandoned its own reporter and did so with the objective to protect Trump’s campaign.

PJ Media: Breitbart Exodus: Two More Employees Bail:

Two more Breitbart News employees announced their resignations on Monday, joining Ben Shapiro, his father David Shapiro, and Michelle Fields, who tendered their resignations on Sunday night. Former Breitbart spokesman Kurt Bardella also resigned last week. On Monday afternoon, Breitbart’s Jordan Schachtel and Jarrett Stepman announced their resignations, bringing the total number of staffers who have bolted from the organization to six. Schachtel said in a statement, “The company no longer resembles the ideals that inspired me to start writing for them three years ago.” He attacked the website’s consistent support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump as a central reason for his departure, saying, “Some of us have been fighting behind the scenes against the party-line Trump propaganda for some time, but without any success, unfortunately.”

Breitbart News is no longer a journalistic enterprise, but instead, in my opinion, something resembling an unaffiliated media Super PAC for the Trump campaign. I signed my contract to work as a journalist, not as a member of the Donald J. Trump for President media network. As recent events have proven, there is no longer a point in trying to reform the company from within, so I must step aside with my dignity intact.

Stepman repeated the same theme in his statement:

Breitbart News has always been about being a grassroots, conservative publication, but in my opinion we are working with or perhaps even taking direction from a presidential campaign, which is unacceptable journalistic behavior. I believe Breitbart News is becoming less of a news site and more of a propaganda organization dedicated to the Trump campaign.

Politico: Breitbart sends ‘cease and desist’ letters to former staffers:

Breitbart is getting litigious.

The company sent out cease and desist letters to some of the employees who left the company in the past week, multiple sources with knowledge of the letters told POLITICO. Six staffers resigned in the past few days, citing the aftermath of how the site handled one of its reporters, Michelle Fields, accusing Donald Trump’s campaign manager of strong-arming her as she tried to ask the candidate’s attention.

Several of the now former employees issued scathing statements about the company as part of their resignations, and some have given interviews on television and in major newspapers.

Ralph Peters’ Advice For US in Afghanistan: “Smite Fart!” (Video)

The global war on terror took an foul turn on Fox News today when the usually well-spoken Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret.) made a humorous verbal gaffe in a discussion about the U.S. war in Afghanistan..

Peters was on America’s Newsroom, to give his take on the Pentagon’s recent forecast that “it may take decades until an American presence is no longer needed in Afghanistan.”

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters sounded a pessimistic tone, saying the U.S. won’t be withdrawing troops anytime soon because “we keep lying to ourselves…about the enemy.”

“We’re faced with this malignant cancer of Islamist terrorism, and told ourselves it’s just a skin rash.”

Peters gave his prescription to deal with the cancer:   “We can’t afford to dump money on these problems anymore, we’ve got to smite fart!” he said with gusto.

Talk about your “unconventional warfare,” huh?

Immediately realizing his mistake, he laughingly corrected himself: “Fight smart!

Fox News host Heather Childers graciously offered some cover, “we understand what you’re saying.”
“Yeah, that was interesting,” Peters laughed.

Judge Jeanine: The Real Hero In Washington Needs Our Support

Judge Jeanine’s opening statement Saturday night was a change in form for her. Instead of reaming Barack Obama (or Hillary, or some other vile Democrat) for seven straight minutes, she defended the integrity of a man she knows and obviously has deep admiration for – FBI Director James Comey.

His name has come up on her show in the past, during discussions about the Clinton email investigation, which she has maintained is being conducted by the FBI in a non-partisan and above board manner.

On Saturday night’s Justice, Pirro ran through a number of clashes Comey’s had with Obama for the past year – some of which – was news to me.

On October 22, he went before Congress to say terrorists were getting in with refugees, weeks before Administration officials defended the refugee vetting system as “robust.”

In July, he raised concerns before Congress that law enforcement tools to fight terrorism were “increasingly ineffective.”

Pirro said that politics play no role in Comey’s work.

She got to know him when he was U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“He is not only brilliant. He is honest, hard working and comes from a long line of law enforcement … And Mr. President, you need to let this man do his job.”

There’s more, and it’s all good to know:

Pirro also tackled a story broken by Fox News, last week.

A DHS Whistleblower claims that an investigation he was working on at the National Targeting Center was halted by the State Department because the targeting of radical mosques was “problematic.” The mosque in question was the one in Riverside Ca that was attended by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook.

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PJ Media: DHS Whistleblower Says His Investigation Could Have Prevented San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

PJ Media: Deobandi Butchery in San Bernadino: 1977 Roots of the Jihad

 

Ralph Peters Is Worried About Obama: ‘My God, We’re in Even Deeper Trouble Than I Thought’

Lt Col Ralph Peters (Ret.) confessed to Bill O’Reilly Monday that he is deeply worried about the state of affairs Obama has put us, calling him the most destructive president since Jefferson Davis.

“Listening to the president presser in Turkey, this morning I thought –  My God, we’re in even deeper trouble than I thought,” Peters said.

“The only president on the American continent who has done more damage was actually Jefferson Davis – the president of the Confederate States of America. Charles [Krauthammer] used the word ‘delusional.’ It is just beyond delusional – this guy is so arrogant – and at the same time so sensitive, he cannot admit that he’s wrong – and boy is he wrong and has been wrong about Islamic terror.”

Peters continued, “Today I listened to him – He reacted as though the massacre in Paris was a kind of political annoyance. The French are in this now. But they can’t do it,  NATO can’t do it, nobody can do it without us and we’re AWOL.”

Peters characterized NATO as “Lady Liberty with some European costume jewelry,” and noted that without America’s leadership “the Europeans can’t even get there.”

“I would welcome a NATO effort,” he said. “But it’s not going to happen because Obama doesn’t want it to.”

Peters added that “one of the reasons I worry so much – is because even if this president somehow, miraculously turned around and gave our generals a one word order – ‘WIN’ – the Pentagon is so infected with PC, [political correctness] it would be a halting effort.”

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Peter Wehner, Commentary: Our Bitter and Graceless President:

 We all know people of towering arrogance and we all know people of staggering incompetence, but Barack Obama is quite possibly the perfect package. No one on the scene today combines these two qualities in quite the same way as Mr. Obama.

Michael Goodwin, NY Post: Obama’s inaction plants doubt he can keep America safe:

President Obama’s appallingly tepid response to the Paris slaughter makes him an outlier in a world suddenly determined to crush the Islamic State barbarians. In one of the worst appearances ever by an American president during a crisis, Obama, meeting in Turkey with other heads of state, called the atrocity a “setback” and urged patience.

Even after French President François Hollande gave a rousing speech to Parliament, declaring, “We are in a war against jihadist terrorism, which is threatening the whole world,” and urged Obama to join a coordinated effort, the president said no.

“It’s best that we don’t, you know, shoot first and aim later,” Obama said.

So much for solidarity with the French.

WFB: Report: al Qaeda Terrorists Entered United States Through Refugee Program:

Two al Qaeda terrorists who had killedAmerican soldiers were able to enter the country as refugees, according to a reportreleased Wednesday from the House Homeland Security committee.

Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, two Iraqi refugees settled in Bowling Green, Kentucky, after killing American soldiers, whom they bragged about having “for lunch and dinner.” In 2010, they were caught handling weapons, including included a machine gun and a missile launcher, that they planned to smuggle to insurgents in Iraq.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if there were many more than that,” said Rep. Michael McCaul (R., Texas), the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. “And these are trained terrorists in the art of bombmaking that are inside the United States; and quite frankly, from a homeland security perspective, that really concerns me.”

Weasel Zippers: President Obama Has Threatened To Veto A Bill That Would Intensify Screenings Of Refugees…

Via ABC:

President Barack Obama is vowing to veto a bill from House Republicans that would increase screening for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States.

The White House says the legislation would introduce “unnecessary and impractical requirements” that would harm efforts to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Judicial Watch: ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois:

The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention.

His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah’s terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic Sears Tower. In late August of last year Karakrah was arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through Chicago streets as an ISIS flag waved from his car. When Chicago Police finally stopped and arrested Karakrah, he told officers his car was rigged with explosives that would detonate if searched. Bomb disposal units secured the vehicle without incident, but Karakrah’s arrest helped expose a narco-terrorist network with roots and financing in El Paso, Texas.

ABC: Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US:

The 2013 ABC News investigation also revealed that several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted U.S. troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the U.S. as Iraq and Afghanistan War refugees, among the tens of thousands of innocent immigrants.

The Obama administration insists now that Syrian refugees are subjected to intense vetting before they’re allowed to settle in the U.S. and that a vast majority of the millions of refugees the U.S. has resettled since the 1970s are normal, peaceful people, but the program has had serious security problems before. In 2009, a flaw in background screening of Iraqi refugees allowed the two al Qaeda-linked terrorists to settle in Bowling Green and led to a temporary suspension of the refugee program, officials told ABC News in a 2013 investigation.

The Daily Mail: America’s ‘enemies within’: How nearly SEVENTY have been arrested in America over ISIS plots in last 18 months – including refugees who had been given safe haven but ‘turned to terror’

US authorities have charged at least 66 men and women with ISIS-related terror plots on American soil – including a handful of refugees, Daily Mail Online can reveal.
The terror group has set its sights on Washington, D.C. as it vows to further infiltrate the West and ramp up its blood-soaked offensive.
Presidents Obama insists that ‘slamming the door’ on Syrian refugees fleeing ISIS would be a betrayal of American values.
But 34 governors are refusing to take in any more, in case jihadi fighters slip into their states and repeat the carnage of Paris.
Analysis by Daily Mail Online reveals that a handful of foiled plots have already involved immigrants accused of harboring sympathy for ISIS.

PJ Media: Headed for U.S., Five Syrians With Doctored Passports Caught in Honduras:

Thanks to Honduran police officers, five Syrian men bearing stolen, doctored Greek passports will not be entering the United States through our southern border. A police spokesman in Tegucigalpa told Reuters Wednesday that they caught the quintet as they were trying to make their way to the United States through Mexico.

The Federalist: This Column Is Exactly What ISIS Wants:

President Obama was in Manila yesterday getting worked up about the only thing that really grinds his gears, the GOP. “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s been coming out of here,” he said of Republicans, who were demanding a pause in the influx of Syrian refugees.

Oh, c’mon! Not one? I can. In fact, I can think of a bunch, because ever since Paris was attacked by a group of religiously unaffiliated men who happened to also yell “Allahu Akbar!” before randomly shooting civilians, liberals have offered an array of conceivable causes for the proliferation of terrorism. There’s Republican rhetoric, of course. Climate change. People drawing mean cartoons about Islam. Blowback for various wars Americans have started without any provocation whatsoever.

The problem is that no matter what the GOP says these days it is “doing exactly what ISIS wants” — the most popular platitude this side of ‘those Syrian refugees are just like Baby Jesus.’

Walter Russel Mead, The American Interest: President Obama’s Cynical Refugee Ploy:

Obama’s own policy decisions—allowing Assad to convert peaceful demonstrations into an increasingly ugly civil war, refusing to declare safe havens and no fly zones—were instrumental in creating the Syrian refugee crisis. This crisis is in large part the direct consequence of President Obama’s decision to stand aside and watch Syria burn. For him to try and use a derisory and symbolic program to allow 10,000 refugees into the United States in order to posture as more caring than those evil Jacksonian rednecks out in the benighted sticks is one of the most cynical, cold-blooded, and nastily divisive moves an American President has made in a long time.

Ralph Peters: Obama Hates America, Doesn’t Care About American Casualties or Defeating ISIS

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters was on the O’Reilly Factor Thursday night to discuss the low marks the American people are giving President Selfie-Stick on foreign policy.

A new AP poll shows that 61% of the us disapprove of the way Ovomit is handling ISIS. 58% disapprove of the way he is handling foreign affairs. Although I would think a healthy and sane country would disapprove of such an obviously incompetent and corrupt boob in even higher numbers, (in the 90%-95% range) O’Reilly seemed to think 58% and 61% were significant.

He began by asking Peters if he thought it was an ISIS bomb that blew up the Russian plane over Egypt. Peters responded without hesitation, “Yes.”

He said that although there was still an outside possibility that there had been a technical issue, the circumstantial evidence seemed to indicate a bomb.

“The terrorists in the case got a three-for, Bill,” said Peters. “They got to derail Putin’s narrative and really, really embarrass him. They got to humiliate President al Sisi of Egypt – who has really cracked down on Islamic extremism, and they whacked – just about destroyed –  the Egyptian tourist industry which is 11% of their GDP.”

“President Obama’s response to ISIS is to send 50 Special Forces troops into Syria,” O’Reilly said rolling his eyes. “Fifty. 5-0. And I’m saying to myself – it’s almost like MAD Magazine’s foreign policy. I mean – 50???” He asked Peters, “does he not want to defeat them?

“That’s not a rhetorical question,” Peters answered. “No, he does not care about defeating them. He cares about making it to the end of his term without another major disaster that can be blamed on him. And that is it!”

“Why send anybody then?” O’Reilly wondered.

“Because it’s getting worse and worse and worse and he’s trying to do the absolute minimum to stave off an open catastrophe.”

O’Reilly wasn’t satisfied with Peters’ explanation.

“If you send no one, there’s no story because he’s already  not done much,” he argued.. “If he sends fifty – then that gets people like you and me going, ‘what???’ Fifty? That doesn’t even give our Special Forces enough power to protect themselves.”
“Stop thinking rationally! It does not work with the Obama White House!” Peters exclaimed. “That inner cabal that knows nothing about history, nothing about military affairs, denies that Islamic extremism has anything to do with Islam, they live in a fantasy world, in that fantasy world where they don’t take military advice – they just chatter to each other.”

Peters added that, “it will make a very local, tactical difference. It will not make a decisive difference – not a strategic difference.”

O’Reilly noted that putting a mere fifty troops in Syria is putting them in harm’s way for nothing…

Peters interjected, “do you think the president cares about that?!”

He continued, “Bill, we have a president whose vision of the world has been, remains and will remain divorced from reality.”

“He hates America,” Peters continued. “Despises it and doesn’t want to do what it takes to defeat ISIS.”

“The American people are not tired of war, they’re tired of losing!” Peters concluded.  “They’re tired of seeing their sons and daughters killed and maimed for the vanity of an inept and ineffective and cowardly president.”

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PJ Media: The Obama Administration Debuts Its Latest Euphemism

Rich Lowry: Carly Cut off Trump’s Balls With the Precision of a Surgeon…”

National Review Editor Rich Lowry, Wednesday night, used shockingly salty language to describe Carly Fiorina’s winning performance at last week’s GOP debate.

Lowry was appearing on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly and Blaze talk show host Chris Salcedo, to discuss the Republican horse race.

Donald Trump, as you may have heard, reignited his feud with Fox News earlier in the day, Wednesday, vowing not to appear on the network for the foreseeable future.

Asked to react to Trump’s latest attacks on Carly Fiorina, Lowry didn’t mince words.

“Trump obviously attacks everyone, but she’s become a much bigger target, and part of what’s going on here is that last debate, Lowry began. “Let’s be honest. Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon…”

“What did you just say?” Megyn Kelly exclaimed, while Chris Salcedo chuckled.

“And he knows it!” Lowry continued, while Megyn protested laughingly, “you can’t say that!”

“He’s insulted and bullied his way to the top of the polls – no one was able to best him ever – except for this tough lady on that stage, and it must kill him.He must be simmering about it to this night”

“It’s becoming more and more clear that he’s very thin skinned,” Lowry noted later on.  “She’s gotten under his skin, clearly.”

Trump, who apparently watches Fox News every night without fail, took to Twitter immediately to blast Fox News and Rich Lowry:

Twitchy: Donald Trump wants National Review’s Rich Lowry banned from TV, fined by FCC:

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And Lowry fired back:

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Good Gad, what a hot mess this man is.