Citizens for Legitimate Government

Deep State Truth

CLG Breaking News and Commentary

Click here!

Contribute to CLG

Subscribe to Syndicate

Trump announces sanctions targeting Iranian supreme leader in response to shooting down of drone

Trump announces sanctions targeting Iranian supreme leader in response to shooting down of drone | 24 June 2019 | US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order imposing new "strong sanctions" against Iran in response to Tehran's downing of an American drone last week. Trump said the latest sanctions would target Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday that Khamenei and his associates would be denied access to financial resources by the new sanctions...The US will "continue to increase" pressure on Tehran, he added, saying that the fresh sanctions would have been imposed regardless of the incident with the downed drone.

Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate

Drug companies donated millions to California lawmakers before vaccine debate | 28 May 2019 | A subplot to the vociferous debate over the student vaccination bill moving through California's Capitol is opponents' allegations that the effort reflects the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. Critics of Senate Bill 277, which would eliminate the personal belief and religious exemptions for schoolchildren, accuse the measure's supporters in the Legislature of doing the bidding of donors who make vaccines and other pharmaceuticals...Pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups gave more than $2 million to current members of the Legislature in 2013-2014, about 2 percent of the total raised, records show...Receiving more than $95,000, the top recipient of industry campaign cash is Sen. Richard Pan, a Sacramento Democrat and doctor who is carrying the vaccine bill.

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border | 23 June 2019 | Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press conference among Republican leaders and Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris that additional Guard members will assist at new detention facilities in the Rio Grande Valley and El Paso and at ports of entry. It brings the total number of Guard members on the Texas border to more than 2,000, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said.

Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops, says US watchdog

Bad spending oversight hampers Afghan troops, says US watchdog | 23 June 2019 | A lack of coordinated oversight of America's spending in Afghanistan has led to a waste of funds and hampered training and development of the country's security forces, according to a watchdog group that monitors billions of dollars in U.S. aid to the country. The U.S. has so far spent more than $84 billion dollars on Afghan forces over the last 17 years but those forces continue to suffer staggering losses and bleed personnel. Soldiers go home on leave and never return. The report from Washington's Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction, or SIGAR, released late Thursday painted a troubling picture of a costly Afghan security development scheme, with multiple supervising U.S. and NATO departments that don't coordinate with one another.

House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway

House Oversight Committee to vote on authorizing subpoena for Kellyanne Conway | 23 June 2019 | The House Oversight Committee will vote on whether to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne Conway over a government watchdog's finding that she violated the Hatch Act. On Wednesday, the House panel "will hold a hearing to examine the recommendation of the independent Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that President Trump remove Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway from federal service, as well as reports by OSC about Ms. Conway and other Trump Administration appointees," the committee said in a memo. Conway and Henry J. Kerner of the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) are both invited to testify before the committee.

US launched cyber-strike against Iran while backing away from military attack - report

US launched cyber-strike against Iran while backing away from military attack - report | 23 June 2019 | Offensive cyber-strikes against Iran reportedly disabled its computer systems that control rocket and missile launches on Thursday night, when the military attack was called off by President Donald Trump. President Trump approved the cyber offensive against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Washington Post reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Although the attack came after Iran had shot down an American surveillance drone, it had reportedly been months in the making. The strike was conducted by US Cyber Command in coordination with Central Command, which is in charge of US military activity in the Middle East.

We Now Know Why THIS City was The HOT ZONE Event Destination...

Boeing hit with lawsuit for 'unprecedented cover-up'

Boeing hit with lawsuit for 'unprecedented cover-up' | 22 June 2019 | Boeing was slapped with a class-action lawsuit from more than 400 pilots who say the company covered up design flaws in its 737 Max planes. The Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) reported Saturday that the lawsuit alleged that Boeing engaged in and "unprecedented cover-up" of the "known design flaws" in the 737 Max planes, which were grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes that killed more than 300 people in total.

Trump says 'major additional sanctions' on Iran to come Monday

Trump says 'major additional sanctions' on Iran to come Monday | 22 June 2019 | US President Donald Trump has said that "additional sanctions" against Iran are aimed at stopping the country from developing a nuclear bomb, but warned that military actions against Tehran remains on the table. "We are putting major additional Sanctions on Iran on Monday," Trump wrote on his Twitter on Saturday afternoon. He immediately added that he looks forward to the day when "sanctions come off Iran, and they become a productive and prosperous nation again."

Republican lawmaker suggests he would shoot state troopers if sent to get him for climate vote

Republican lawmaker suggests he would shoot state troopers if sent to get him for climate vote | 20 June 2019 | Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist (R) on Wednesday suggested that he would shoot state troopers if Gov. Kate Brown (D) sends them to round-up Republican lawmakers denying Democrats the quorum to vote on a climate bill. "This is what I told the superintendent," Boquist said, referring to OSP Superintendent Travis Hampton. "Send bachelors and come heavily armed. I'm not going to be a political prisoner in the state of Oregon. It's just that simple."...Brown hinted Wednesday that state troopers might be sent to round-up the uncooperative lawmakers, saying in a statement that she is "in close communication with Oregon State Police."

Oregon Senate closes due to 'possible militia threat' after Republican walkout

Oregon Senate closes due to 'possible militia threat' after Republican walkout | 22 June 2019 | The Oregon state Senate closed Saturday after a "possible militia threat" from a right-wing group -- amid a broader drama over a walkout by Republican lawmakers over looming climate change legislation. Right-wing groups posted their support for the 12 rebel Republicans on Friday, including one group -- the Oregon Three Percenters...On Friday, a spokeswoman for Senate President Peter Courtney told The Associated Press that the Oregon state police "recommended that the Capitol be closed tomorrow due to a possible militia threat."  ..."Protesting cap-and-trade by walking out today represents our constituency and exactly how we should be doing our job," Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr., of Grants Pass, said in a statement Thursday. "We have endured threats of arrest, fines and pulling community project funds from the governor, Senate president and majority leader. We will not stand by and be bullied by the majority party any longer."

'Come heavily armed:' Showdown in Oregon as governor sends police to round up Republican lawmakers

'Come heavily armed:' Showdown in Oregon as governor sends police to round up Republican lawmakers | 22 June 2019 | A Republican state senator in Oregon told police to show up ready for a fight if they moved to enforce Democrat Governor Kate Brown's order to compel attendance for a contentious vote on climate-change legislation. Democrats have a supermajority in the state legislature, but cannot approve a bill that would impose carbon caps in the name of combating climate change without at least the presence of Republican lawmakers. After days of heated debate, the GOP chose to boycott the vote, prompting Governor Brown to authorize Oregon State Police to round up the senators and force them to participate. Oregon Republican Senator Brian Boquist was having none of it, telling a reporter in response to the governor's threat that he would not be a political prisoner, and said the state troopers should prepare for a shootout.

Iran gave 2 warnings before downing US drone, says Revolutionary Guards general

Iran gave 2 warnings before downing US drone, says Revolutionary Guards general | 21 June 2019 | Iran gave two warnings before downing a US reconnaissance drone over the Gulf of Oman, the commander of the aerospace arm of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Friday (June 21). "Twice we...sent warnings," Brigadier-General Amirali Hajizadeh told state television. Brig-Gen Hajizadeh said that even pilotless drones, like the one shot down on Thursday, had systems to relay warnings and other communications to their operators thousands of kilometres away in the United States.

Iran refrained from targeting US plane with 35 on board flying beside downed drone - commander

Iran refrained from targeting US plane with 35 on board flying beside downed drone - commander | 21 June 2019 | The commander of the Iranian Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claims that the downing of a US drone was a warning to an American military aircraft that was flying alongside its UAV. Brigadier General Hajizadeh told state TV that the main reason for shooting down the drone, which marked a serious escalation in tensions with the US, was to force the American P-8 military aircraft to divert course, according to Iranian media. Hajizadeh also claims that there were some 35 personnel on board the US P-8, though he did not cite a source for this figure.

Judge orders special prosecutor be appointed to look into Jussie Smollett controversy

Judge orders special prosecutor be appointed to look into Jussie Smollett controversy | 21 June 2019 | A Cook County judge on Friday ordered the surprise appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the short-lived prosecution of Jussie Smollett, saying it may have been legally invalid from the very beginning. Judge Michael Toomin ruled that State's Attorney Kim Foxx had the right to withdraw herself from overseeing the prosecution but held no legal authority to delegate that responsibility to her top deputy. With the deputy holding no real authority, the Smollett case made its way through the court system without a prosecutor at the helm, the veteran judge said.

Jussie Smollett could be charged again, says Chicago judge

Jussie Smollett could be charged again, says Chicago judge | 21 June 2019 |A Chicago judge on Friday appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the Jussie Smollett case -- which could mean new charges against the actor, reports said. Judge Michael Toomin ruled that a special prosecutor could "further prosecute Smollett" if the office deems it "in the interest of justice," the Chicago Tribune reported. Because Smollett was never acquitted or found guilty of a crime, he could still be tried in the case.

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions | 20 June 2019 | Iran's Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. surveillance drone Thursday in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran's unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. The two countries disputed the circumstances leading up to an Iranian surface-to-air missile bringing down the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft with a wingspan larger than a Boeing 737 jetliner and costing over $100 million. Iran said the drone "violated" its territorial airspace, while the U.S. called the missile fire "an unprovoked attack" in international airspace over the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump tweeted that "Iran made a very big mistake!"

FAA issues emergency order barring commercial operators from some Iranian airspace

FAA issues emergency order barring commercial operators from some Iranian airspace | 20 June 2019 | The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday evening issued an emergency order that bars U.S. aircraft from an overwater area of Iranian airspace amid increased U.S./Iran tensions, according to Reuters. The order covers a Tehran-controlled section over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. The agency also issued a separate advisory to operators that said the nearest civil aircraft was within approximately 45 nautical miles of the drone Iran shot down this week.

Trump approved Iranian strike before pulling back - report

Breaking: Trump approved Iranian strike before pulling back - report | 20 June 2019 | President Trump approved a military strike on Iran Thursday in response to the downing of a drone before eventually pulling back, according to a report from the New York Times. The New York Times reported that as late at 7 p.m., military and diplomatic officials were expecting the military strike before dawn on Friday on a series of targets including radar and missile batteries. The strike was called off but the Times reported that it was unclear if Trump changed his mind or the administration changed its strategy on Iran. The White House and Pentagon officials declined to comment to the Times.

Here's where 2020 Democrats stand on slavery reparations

Here's where 2020 Democrats stand on slavery reparations | 20 June 2019 | As the 2020 race Opens a New Window. begins to heat up -- 23 Democrats have already filed to run for president with the Federal Election Commission -- some of the biggest talking points and policy debates are beginning to come into focus. That includes the discussion of reparations for the descendants of slaves in the U.S., a policy that’s been addressed by several Democratic presidential hopefuls -- a marked turn from previous election cycles. Both Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, and former President Barack Obama opposed reparations...Here's a closer look at what the New Jersey Democrat [Sen. Cory Booker, who testified on the topic] and some of the top Democratic presidential candidates have said about reparations.

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back

Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back | 20 June 2019 | President Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions. As late as 7 p.m. Thursday, military and diplomatic officials were expecting a strike, after intense discussions and debate at the White House among the president's top national security officials and congressional leaders, according to multiple senior administration officials involved in or briefed on the deliberations. Officials said the president had initially approved attacks on a handful of Iranian targets, like radar and missile batteries.

Trump can block funding to clinics that make abortion referrals, appeals court rules

Trump can block funding to clinics that make abortion referrals, appeals court rules | 20 June 2019 | A federal appeals court decided unanimously Thursday to lift three injunctions that barred the Trump administration from denying funds to family planning clinics that refer clients for abortions. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was a significant setback for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The court said the 2019 Trump directive may be enforced pending appeal of orders by judges in California, Washington and Oregon blocking the new rule.

New York passes law allowing undocumented immigrants to have drivers' licenses

New York passes law allowing undocumented immigrants to have drivers' licenses | 19 June 2019 | New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed on Monday the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the "Green Light Bill," which amends the Vehicle and Traffic Law (VTL) to allow undocumented immigrants access to driver's licenses. The bill authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue standard drivers' licenses and restricts what information can be retained and given out on those applying or holding standard driver's licenses.The bill adds restrictions on the disclosure of personal information from non-commercial driver's license applications and on the release of records to immigration and law enforcement agencies.

Iranian UN envoy condemns 'unlawful destabilizing measures' by US

Iranian UN envoy condemns 'unlawful destabilizing measures' by US | 20 June 2019 | Iran's envoy to the United Nations has called on the international community to end "unlawful destabilizing measures" by the US, declaring that while Iran does not seek war, it "reserves the right to counter any hostile act." Iranian envoy to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi has condemned continuing US provocations that culminated Thursday morning in the downing of an American surveillance drone by the Iranian air force over Hormozgan province. The drone "had turned off its identification equipment and [was] engaged in a clear spying operation," Ravanchi confirmed in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, adding that the aircraft had ignored "repeated radio warnings" in order to enter Iranian airspace near the Strait of Hormuz.

Oregon governor authorizes state police to bring GOP lawmakers back to capital for climate vote

Oregon governor authorizes state police to bring GOP lawmakers back to capital for climate vote | 20 June 2019 | Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) authorized the state police to bring Republican lawmakers back to Salem after several left the state to avoid a vote on a climate bill. GOP state senators walked out this week after voicing concerns over the bill's impacts on a number of "energy intensive, trade-exposed" businesses in rural communities. Though the bill has already passed the House and Democrats hold a supermajority in the state Senate, Republicans have the numbers to deny a quorum in the upper chamber.

Senate votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale

Senate votes to block Trump's Saudi arms sale | 20 June 2019 | The Senate voted to block President Trump's Saudi arms deal on Thursday, paving the way for a veto clash with the White House. The Senate voted 53-45 on resolutions to block two of the sales, with GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kansas), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.) joining Democrats. They voted 51-45 to block the additional 20 arms sales. Murkwoski flipped to vote for the sale, while Lee did not vote.

Man who shared video of New Zealand mosque shooting gets 21 months in prison

Man who shared video of New Zealand mosque shooting gets 21 months in prison | 18 June 2019 | A Christchurch businessman who shared a video of worshippers being slaughtered at a New Zealand mosque was sentenced on Tuesday to 21 months in prison. Philip Arps had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing the video, which was livestreamed on Facebook by a gunman on March 15 as he began killing 51 people at two mosques...Christchurch District Court Judge Stephen O'Driscoll said Arps had sent the video to 30 associates. Under New Zealand laws aimed at preventing the distribution of objectionable material, Arps faced up to 14 years imprisonment on each count.

Supreme Court rules Peace Cross war memorial can stand

Supreme Court rules Peace Cross war memorial can stand | 20 June 2019 | The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Peace Cross war memorial on public land outside Washington, D.C., can stand, determining in a 7-2 decision that it does not violate the Constitution. Residents of Prince George's County, Maryland and the American Humanist Association (AHA) had sued to have the cross taken down, and the American Legion, whose symbol is also on the memorial, intervened to defend it. While the residents and AHA claimed that a cross memorial on public land violated the Constitution, the Court determined that factors, including the history of the memorial, support the idea that it is not religious in nature.

Men need not apply: university set to open jobs just to women

Men need not apply: university set to open jobs just to women | 18 June 2019 | A Dutch engineering university is taking radical action to increase its share of female academics by opening job vacancies to women only. Starting on 1 July, the Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in the Netherlands will not allow men to apply for permanent academic jobs for the first 6 months of the recruitment process under a new fellowship program. If no suitable applicant has been found within that time, men can then apply, but the selection committee will still have to nominate at least one candidate of each gender. The [insane] plan was announced today and is already attracting controversy.

Activists target Mayor Eric Garcetti with a recall campaign, citing homelessness crisis

Activists target Mayor Eric Garcetti with a recall campaign, citing homelessness crisis --According to the latest count, homelessness has swelled 16% over the past year. | 19 June 2019 | Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is being targeted for removal from office over his handling of the homelessness crisis. On Wednesday, Alexandra Datig, a political commentator who is leading the effort, told reporters at a news conference outside City Hall that the mayor was served with a notice of intent for recall -- the first step of a long-shot attempt. "He can't handle the crisis," said Datig, a registered Republican who described herself as longtime Angeleno frustrated by the surging number of people living on the street. "He needs to step down."

Pages

CLG is on Facebook and Twitter. Like and follow us!

Syndicate our feed: CLG RSS feed

Click here! to the CLG Newsletter!

Email a friend about this website.

Support CLG with your generous donations
Please send a donation. Thank you!

You don't need a PayPal account to make credit card donations through PayPal!

Click here to donate to CLG

Please mail a check or money order to the CLG:
Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG)
P.O. Box 1142
Bristol, CT 06011-1142

Donations are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes.

CLG: Your source for Deep-State truth.
*****

'We want either a hammer or a fire, to break the spell or dissolve the ice.' Artisan radical freethinker, George Jacob Holyoake, Reasoner V (1848): 2.

CLG's Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. and Lori Price receive the Patrick Henry Think Tank's American Hero Award 02 Nov 2005 The Patrick Henry Democratic Club --A Think Tank working to give the government back to the people. "Give me liberty or give me death!"

HOME | CONTRIBUTE | CONTACT US

Copyright © 2000 - 2019, Citizens For Legitimate Government ® All rights reserved.

Subscribe to CLG News RSS