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JUST IN: Suspect Identified In Ohio 4th Of July Terror Plot And It’s Not Over Yet

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This morning, Cleveland, Ohio was the target of a thwarted serious terror plot targeting the July 4th Independence Day parade.  The FBI has identified 48-year-old Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts also known as Abdur Raheem Rafeeq after his radicalization here at home to a militant branch of radical Islam.  Pitts was taken into custody Sunday around 10 a.m. and he has been charged by a complaint filed in federal court of “attempted material support of a foreign terrorist organization for allegedly planning an Independence Day attack.”

United States Attorney Justin Herdman stated of Pitts – “He talked about wanting to target people watching fireworks over downtown Cleveland.”

Pitts is known as an Al Qaeda sympathizer who expressed his desire to recruit others to kill as many Americans as possible, especially military personnel and their families, as well as federal and local law enforcement agents.

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The FBI reports they have been monitoring his activities since 2017 after a series of social media posts and statements indicating his allegiance to the terrorist organization,  as well as “violent intentions” toward US armed forces and local law enforcement, including a desire to mutilate their bodies. He also spoke of fantasies he had of beheading President Donald Trump according to the 33-page affidavit filed with the courts just prior to the Pitts’ arrest.

Authorities reported Pitts has been under investigation since 2017 and during the course of that investigation, he made some “disturbing” Facebook posts with comments urging other Muslims to learn how to shoot guns and throw hand grenades. Authorities stated they had begun to pay closer attention to Pitts back in 2015 stemming from “disturbing” messages he sent to a local TV program.

After more alarming Facebook comments in 2017 in which Pitts expressed an interest in joining al Qaeda, training overseas and returning to the U.S. to stage an attack the FBI opened an active investigation, according to the complaint.

“Additional conversations with extremely concerning statements of intentions made by Pitts are specified in the federal complaint,” said Stephen Anthony, FBI Special Agent in Charge. “They include topics such as hatred for the military, wanting to chop off heads and hands and disposing of bodies.”

“His Facebook posts, quite frankly, were disturbing,” Anthony told reporters during a press conference. ”They included verbiage that had words to the effect: ‘We, as Muslims, need to start training like this every day, we to know how to shoot guns, throw hand grenades, hand-to-hand combat.’”

Pitts will make his first court appearance at 2 p.m. Monday. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

In May, Pitts relocated from a town outside Cincinnati to the greater Cleveland area and continued to express his radical ideology and desire to commit violence against the United States, Anthony said. During a meeting with an undercover agent last week, Anthony said, Pitts plainly laid out his intentions.

According to an undercover FBI agent – Last week, Pitts stated to the agent – “I did tell myself that their holiday is coming up. The Fourth of July. Independence Day. What would hit them in the core? Blow up. Have a bomb. Blow up at the Fourth of July parade.”

The undercover agent also states Pitts confided in him of his plans to pack a van full of explosives in a series of recorded conversations. Those conversations detail how Pitts fantasized about beheading President Donald Trump, attacking U.S. soldiers, and sowing terror in Cleveland on Independence Day.

An FBI informant provided a bus pass to Pitts so he could travel to downtown Cleveland to perform reconnaissance and take pictures of potential bombing targets. An affidavit filed with the court reveals that Pitts is alleged to have pledged his allegiance to terrorist leaders in videos made with a cell phone. The video was also provided by the FBI along with his passcode – 0704 – the date of the now thwarted attack.

Pitts also told undercover agents he wished to do additional reconnaissance in Philadelphia stating he knew the area well since he used to live there.

The complaint states – “Pitts indicated it was his ‘job’ to ‘go look at the base of the ground,’ and that it was up to other ‘brothers’ to complete the other parts of the job.”

“I don’t wanna meet all the Brothers,” he told the undercover FBI employee at one point.

“Now what about the detonator guy?” the FBI employee asked.

“Now I don’t even wanna meet him,” Pitts said. “He has nothing to do with me.

“The only thing I’m going to be responsible for is going to look at the spot, to scope out the scenery,” he added.

NBC News reports

“There’s no indication that Pitts could have carried off any attack on his own. The criminal complaint suggests he viewed his role as planning and surveillance and did not want to be involved in obtaining or building any explosives.

Pitts served time in Ohio for a 1989 robbery and pleaded guilty to theft in Ohio in 2007. In 2016, the state of Pennsylvania had asked Ohio to extradite Pitts as a fugitive from charges of assault, robbery and theft.”

 

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This is a paid invasion army. It’s time to close the border immediately. I hope President Trump does so.

When you look at this illegal invasion.. you can clearly see most are men. Not women or children. Let’s hope they stop this in time.

From Zero Hedge:

Since President Trump threatened to close the Southern border due to Honduras’ unwillingness to comply with his requests for assistance in stopping a migrant caravan marching toward the US, the migrants have successfully crossed into Mexico and on Sunday regrouped after being temporarily delayed at the Mexican border by border guards who failed to force the migrants to turn back.

So, for the second time this year, it appears President Trump is ready to send more US troops to the border, as he said in a tweet Monday morning that he’d notified the border patrol and military that this is a “national emergency” while reiterating that the blame lay with Democrats for refusing to change our “pathetic” immigration laws.

The president also claimed that “unknown Middle Easterners” had become “mixed in” with the caravan.

And since Honduras and Guatemala did nothing to stop the migrants despite Trump’s requests for assistance, the president added that we would be cutting off aid: “We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them.”

The backlash to the migrants has intensified over the weekend, as the mile-long caravan has continued unimpeded toward the US’s southern border. Amusingly, liberals bullied the Associated Press on Sunday into correcting one of its headlines after the wire service described the caravan as an “army of migrants”.

“A ragged, growing army of migrants resumes march toward US,” read the original headline on the AP story. The AP later changed the headline to replace the word “army” with “caravan.”

Though the AP has used the word “army” to refer to large groups of people besides migrants – including nurses and political activists – many on the political left criticized the wire service for its original headline.

Meanwhile, videos have emerged of people handing out cash to the migrants, raising suspicions that the caravan has received outside funding for its assault on the southern border.

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Congress Officially Filing Impeachment Charges Against Anti-Trump Politician – Then Unthinkable Happens

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President Trump is the Deep State’s biggest enemy. While Trump may be quite alone in his quest to “drain the swamp,” he does have some allies on the Hill.

Members of the Freedom Caucus have been assisting Trump in his battle with Mueller & his band of Democrats in charge of the witch hunt that after two years has produced zero evidence of Russian collusion.

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A few months ago, Freedom Caucus leaders Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan filed impeachment charges against Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The reason for the filing was because Rosenstein hadn’t handed over enough documents that had been asked for.

In July Vox reported:

“Hardline conservatives have backed down from a threat to imminently force a House vote on impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

On Wednesday night, Freedom Caucus leaders Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) filed articles of impeachment against Rosenstein. The stated reason was mainly that Rosenstein allegedly wasn’t giving enough documents to Congress. But in context, the move — which wasn’t even certain to pass the House, let alone lead to Rosenstein’s removal from office — was clearly part of an effort by President Trump’s allies to attack the Justice Department and undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which Rosenstein supervises.

When Meadows filed the impeachment articles, only 11 of the 236 Republicans in the House were willing to sign on to them, making it unclear how much support his effort had. House Oversight Committee Chair Trey Gowdy, for instance, had said earlier that he wouldn’t back the effort (“Impeach him for what?” he asked). GOP leaders were also unenthusiastic about the controversial push, which would likely divide their party.

However, Meadows had the opportunity to use House rules to file a “privileged motion,” which would require a vote from the full House in the next two days — effectively forcing his colleagues to take a stand on impeaching Rosenstein even though there have been no hearings on the matter and little debate about it. Republicans facing tough races in November would not have been thrilled.

In the end, however, Meadows decided not to carry out that threat — for now, at least. He did not file a privileged motion for impeachment, and House Republicans announced Thursday morning that they would not vote on the matter before they leave for a month-long recess.

It is possible the effort could be revived in September when the House returns to Washington. But that would be closer to the midterms, meaning Republicans would be even less enthusiastic to take a divisive and controversial vote.

The current word is that Republican leaders agreed to hold a vote on whether Rosenstein is in contempt of Congress in the first week of September, if conservatives don’t get the documents they want by then. (That’s a weaker alternative to an impeachment vote, which at least had the potential to remove him from office.)

After conservatives had agreed to back down from the impeachment push, Speaker Paul Ryan announced publicly that he did not support impeaching Rosenstein. “I don’t think that this rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors,” he said.

Meanwhile, word leaked out that Jordan, who co-wrote the impeachment articles, will soon announce that he’s running to replace the retiring Ryan as speaker.”

Now, this could be seen as bad news in the fight against the Deep State, but there is a little hope.

Last month, leaked audio of Rep. Devin Nunes seemed to indicate that Rosenstein could be impeached at a later date. The timing was wrong for it.

USA Today reported:

“Leaked audio of Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., speaking at a Republican dinner fundraiser made public Thursday evening shows the congressman addressing why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hasn’t been impeached and saying that Republicans could be the only force stopping President Donald Trump from being impeached.

The audio, obtained exclusively by MSNBC, is of Nunes talking at a dinner event in Spokane, Washington, on July 30. He is asked by an audience member about the effort to impeach Rosenstein, which was only publicly supported by a small group of Republicans.

Nunes, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, seems to explain the main reason Congress hasn’t taken up the issue is due to timing and the upcoming midterm elections.

“It’s a bit complicated,” he told the audience member. “We only have so many months left.”

“So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up,” he said, explaining that it could take away from other priorities of Congress.

He said everything would have to be dropped if impeachment was up for a vote. “So it’s not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. It’s a matter of, it’s a matter of timing.”

“Do you want them to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?” he added.

Later, he talks about the midterms and the sincere need to keep a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, something Democrats are hoping to clinch. Nunes details one big reason Republicans are needed: to protect Trump.”

Here’s the audio of Nunes.

Let’s hope Republicans in the House follow through & do their part to drain the swamp & get rid of those who are biased against Trump.

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