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Treason in America – Again
Lawrence Kadish

As Benedict Arnold cynically realized centuries ago, treason may be the most threatening weapon our enemies can aim at the heart of a democracy, especially the one that leads the free world to keep it safe from tyranny. (Image source: MPI/Getty Images)
Benedict Arnold, move over.

Loathed as one of America’s most despised traitors, we are reminded that Arnold once was the hero of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War, only to become a turncoat prepared to hand over West Point to the British.

During the last century there was Aldrich Ames, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer turned KGB double agent. Now serving a life sentence without parole, he did enormous damage to our national security while sending many American intelligence assets to their deaths in the Soviet Union. You want an example of how one American can do incalculable damage to his country? Read the Ames file.

But wait. There is now a 21st Century indictment that, if proven in a court of law, is absolutely mind-numbing.

The FBI’s former top spy-hunter based in New York, Charles McGonigal, has been charged with violating U.S. sanctions and other criminal counts stemming from alleged ties to Russian oligarch billionaire Oleg Deripaska, a confident of Vladimir Putin.

The indictment also says McGonigal is accused of trying to get Deripaska removed from a U.S. sanctions list.

A second indictment accuses the G-man of hiding payments totaling $225,000 that he allegedly received from an individual considered an asset by an Albanian intelligence agency.

For those who believe that our nation, with all of its faults, remains mankind’s last best hope, this is stunning news. Not only does this indictment suggest that our country’s security can be purchased by our enemies, but also that those sworn to defend America can allegedly be bought and paid for – again.

How is this possible? How low can the human spirit sink that there would be those who would sell their souls, and their nation’s safety, for cash?

Ames once provided an answer to CNN during a 1998 interview.

He said his reasons were “personal, banal, and amounted really to greed and folly.” The “payout” for his betrayal was approximately $2.7 million. Tell that to the men and women buried at Arlington.

This most recent indictment of a former FBI spy hunter is a searing reminder that treason is not some distant crime found in lamented chapters of our history. Its poison is still found among individuals of authority within our national institutions, where it remains insidious, lethal, and malignant:

“Article III, Section 3, Clause 1: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.” (United States Constitution)

As Benedict Arnold cynically realized centuries ago, treason may be the most threatening weapon our enemies can aim at the heart of a democracy, especially the one that leads the free world to keep it safe from tyranny.

Lawrence Kadish serves on the Board of Governors of Gatestone Institute.

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Written by Steve Cannon for USSA News.

It’s an insult to injury, service members who were fired over refusing the Pentagon’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate are now being forced to repay signing bonuses after serving their country for years and putting their lives on the line.

One former Army service member who refused the jab last May and was kicked out of the military for it told Fox News Digital in an interview that he is now being forced to pay back his original signing bonus. The Pentagon is claiming it wants its money back because the service member failed to complete the commitment in his contract.

Members of the US military that were fired for not getting the Covid Vax are now being forced to repay their signing bonuses.

This is unacceptable to say the least.

The Biden administration is the biggest disgrace in our nation’s history.

— JohnGalt 🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@JohnJGaltrules) January 24, 2023

The soldier signed up for a six-year stretch with the Army and received a $7,000 signing bonus. Since he was discharged before the six years were up, the military notified him that he would have to pay back a prorated amount of just over $4,000. To cover the cost, he had to “sell” 60 of his unused vacation days to cover the amount owed. He was evidently one of the lucky ones who had that recourse. Many didn’t.

The service member contends that the whole situation has affected his mental health. He asserts that the way the military treated him was a “final kick in the face.”

“I’ve deployed multiple times, and I feel like the last thing I had was selling leave days that I earned and was never able to take due to me being deployed or needing that time to prepare for the training cycle. I was about to enter a new world with no income, and that extra bit would have been a nice buffer in my rainy day fund to keep me afloat until I was able to find new employment,” he commented.

“The Department of Defense continues to fall short on reestablishing trust for wrongdoings, and this is yet another example of that,” another service member told Fox News Digital in an interview. He stated that the recoupment of signing bonuses is the “icing on the cake” of the Pentagon’s deplorable treatment of military members.

There is a lot of anger and resentment out there and with this kind of treatment of the military, it will likely only get worse.

“The appalling treatment these individuals endured broke the trust that is owed to our citizens and our volunteers. America’s sons and daughters,” the Army member bitterly remarked in a statement.

“Until true efforts are made to establish trust, the recruiting and retention shortfalls will only continue. The individuals who make public statements that they are unsure what has contributed to the current recruiting and retention shortfalls need to take a look in the mirror, and perhaps they should resign for the betterment of our nation,” he added.

The claw-back of signing bonuses by the Pentagon from discharged service members follows Illegitimate Illegitimate President Biden’s signing of the fiscal year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included a provision to repeal the administration’s military vaccine mandate.

The military should not be booting servicemembers for exercising the very same rights they swore to defend.

— Representative Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 18, 2023

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin also signed a memo updating records and removing letters of reprimand from troops whose exemption requests for the vaccine were denied.

In light of those developments, there appears to be no excuse for the Pentagon to take its pound of flesh from service members in retaliation for submitting to the vaccine mandate. Many agree it’s incredibly bad PR for the military.

Collin Rugg January 20, 2023

According to a bombshell new report, the Biden White House and the Department of Justice made a secret agreement to hide the classified document scandal for as long as possible.

Instead of being transparent with the American people like they vowed to do, the Biden administration knew about the classified documents but stayed quiet.

According to the Washington Post: “Early on, Biden’s attorneys and Justice Department investigators both thought they had a shared understanding about keeping the matter quiet,” the Post said, adding that the Biden administration’s tried to hide the finding of the classified documents in Biden’s Delaware home.

“CBS News was the first news organization to learn of the matter, contacting the White House on Jan. 6 to ask about the Penn Biden Center documents,” the report added. “White House officials confirmed the scoop, but since the investigation was ongoing, they decided not to offer any additional details — including the critical information that a second batch of documents had been discovered at Biden’s home.”

Despite this news, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre continues to falsely claim that Biden is being transparent.

“There was transparency in doing what you’re supposed to do when these items were discovered,” she said.

The classified document scandal continues to get worse for Joe Biden.

According to Fox News, an inside source revealed that the Secret Service does have logs of those who visited President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home where classified documents were recently discovered.

The statement from Fox News’ source directly contradicts statements made by the Biden White House who claimed that no such logs exist.

Visitor logs are extremely important considering sensitive classified documents were found in Biden’s home and there could be national security threats if Biden’s visitors had access to these documents.

Fox News reports:

The U.S. Secret Service is prepared to offer names of individuals who visited President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home if requested by Congress, Fox News has learned.

The White House continues to insist that there exists no formal visitor log for the personal residence where two troves of classified documents were found.

While the White House has not kept a formal list, the Secret Service does collect information on guests with regular access to the home.

Retention of the names of those vetted by the Secret Service depends on a variety of factors, including proximity to the president and the nature of the background check.

“The Secret Service does not maintain visitor logs at the private residences of protectees,” said U.S. Secret Service chief of communications Anthony Guglielmi. “While the Secret Service does generate law enforcement and criminal justice information records for various individuals who may come into contact with Secret Service protected sites, we are not able to comment further as this speaks to the means and methods of our protective operations.”

The source told Fox News that the Secret Service is prepared to cooperate with Congress.

Bonchie 7:40 AM on January 15, 2023

The Real Scandal Behind Joe Biden's Classified Documents Scandal
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

The discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center on Monday set off a bomb in the political arena. Joe Biden, who had recently chastised Donald Trump’s handling of classified information, stating that he couldn’t understand how anyone could “be that irresponsible,” now suddenly had his own scandal to worry about.

Things only deteriorated from there. After initially framing the incident as a one-off resulting from hurried packing after Biden’s vice presidency, more documents were “found” in the president’s garage at his Delaware residence. Then, weeks later, yet another document was found in an adjacent room.

In reality, almost all of this had already taken place by the time the public was informed, with the second batch of documents being secretly reported to the DOJ on December 20th, 2022. The White House obviously wanted to give the opposite impression, though, choosing to brag about its supposed transparency in the matter, and on Thursday, Karine Jean-Pierre triumphantly announced that the search had been completed.

For a moment, the left breathed a sigh of relief. Perhaps it was all over? Surely, Biden could blame the illegal possession of all those classified documents on careless staffers who “accidentally” swept up SCI material into packing boxes. Of course, SCI material isn’t supposed to ever legally leave a SCIF, so how it even got to Biden’s vice presidential office is an issue, but hey, details, right? And yeah, the documents ended up separated out into three different unsecured locations, clearly having been moved multiple times. But is that really all that suspicious?

Of course, on Saturday, that narrative took another beating with the discoveryof a fourth trove of classified documents. This time, they were found in Biden’s filing cabinet at his home office. To say that it belabors belief that they ended up there without the president’s knowledge is to severely understate the situation. Clearly, with so many documents floating around in so many different locations, this wasn’t just some staffers haphazardly packing boxes in the final days of the Obama administration.

Yet, somehow, as big of a scandal as the possession of those classified documents is, they’ve actually served as a useful tool in revealing a possibly bigger scandal. Namely, how the Biden family garners and handles money. For example, isn’t it a little concerning that Joe Biden was paid nearly $1,000,000 as part of the Penn Biden Center, a university arm that allegedly received $61 million from the Chinese? Given he never actually taught a class, what exactly was he getting paid to do?

One of the more peculiar aspects of Biden’s political career has been his dogged subservience to the Chinese communists, and certainly, the circumstances of his entanglements warrant further investigation. There’s no doubt that would occur if we were dealing with a Republican president, and the proof of that lies in the ongoing hysteria over Donald Trump’s supposed foreign connections.

Still, his allies would dismiss Biden’s sudden enrichment as politics as usual, akin to the Clinton Foundation grift. Things get a lot worse when Hunter Biden enters the picture, and with this classified documents scandal, he has now entered the picture like the Kool-Aid man.

Just reading the top line there, things look really bad. Here, we have a probable criminal in Hunter Biden claiming on a background form that he owned Joe Biden’s house at the time when it was doubling as illegal storage for classified documents. But when you look at the form, things go from bad to worse.

For some reason, Hunter Biden claimed that he was paying $49,910 in rent for Joe Biden’s Delaware residence. The house itself is only worth $2,000,000 in today’s market (and was built for a fraction of that). Why was Hunter Biden paying $49,910 in rent to his father? Where did all that money go?

There’s been a lot of speculation about how Biden’s son, who is currently facing a criminal investigation for tax fraud, may have funneled cash to his father. That speculation picked up several years ago after a mention of “10 percent for the Big Guy” was found in one of Hunter Biden’s emails. Paying a comically large amount of “rent” to Joe Biden would seem to be a little suspicious, would it not?

On the other hand, perhaps Hunter Biden was lying on the form and didn’t actually pay nearly $600,000 a year in “rent” for his family home. That’s precisely why this stuff needs to be investigated. Yes, the classified documents scandal is a really big deal, but it feels like just the tip of the iceberg for the Biden family. Things are escalating, and none of this is going away just because CNN wills it.

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Tuesday, 10 January 2023

Horowitz: Conservatives must stop conserving a military that no longer exists

Daniel Horowitz

Being pro-military was the hallmark of a Reagan conservative that informed the minds of the past two generations of conservative policy. However, conserving and even growing a military that is now irrevocably woke – a military in which you must carry a vaccine card and mask on base but can’t carry a weapon; a military where Christianity is scorned and transgenderism is embraced – is not conservative at all. Rather than Republicans throwing more money at a woke and broken Pentagon and military-industrial complex, the time has come to make systemic reforms to the purpose of the military. Then we can discuss the dollars and cents. 

Our military today resembles nothing from its Gulf War-era culture. It is unhospitable to Christians and conservatives and imbued with racism, transgendersim, and coed social engineering, and nearly every official above the rank of lieutenant colonel is to the left of a Hollywood actress. Moreover, for an entire generation, the mission of our military has been muddled and primarily focused on social change, refereeing sectarian civil wars, and nation-building. 

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More recently, there are growing concerns that the NSA is spying on Americans, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is engaged in unbridled biomedical security experimentation and hyper-obsession with vaccines, and the medical-industrial complex is inextricably tied into the transhumanist endeavors promoted by Bill Gates and the World Economic Forum. We have all taken pride in our military for most of our lifetimes, but what happens when the most powerful and expensive apparatus of your government is captured by the left? Well, now, sadly, it has become the greatest menace to our liberties. Thus, absent systemic reforms, any desire to throw endless, unaccountable spending increases at the Pentagon brass will create a bigger threat to what the Biden administration calls “domestic terrorists,” aka we the people, than to our true foreign enemies like China. 

Anyone who considers himself both a conservative and a defense hawk should not be offended by this grim assessment of the military. In fact, a true defense hawk who cares about the troops should be leading the charge with intrepid fortitude to reform our military rather than empowering a woke, broken, and dangerously ideological military brass. 

Yet the defense “hawks” who are truly doves, led by incoming House Armed Services Committee Chair Mike Rogers, believe that anyone who will stop the gravy train and ask questions about the military is somehow an enemy of the state. This is why he was angrier about the speaker coup than even the other moderate Republicans and appeared to lunge at Rep. Matt Gaetz on the House floor last Friday night. The establishment “hawks” are now concerned that a desire to focus on a balanced budget will spill over to their fiefdom. 

Defense spending was already boosted by 10% last year, now topping $858 billion, again funding foreign escapades, biomedical tyranny, surveillance of Americans, and woke policies. The same way those who oppose a blank check without policy concessions are tagged as opposing the troops, I can suggest those who support the status quo hate the troops and hate Americans because they are empowering the current military brass, whom we should all agree are a threat to our liberties and certainly don’t scare our enemies.

What ultimately needs to happen is that before we debate spending levels in appropriations bills, we must finally have a real debate on the National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA was designed to first lay out the priorities and vision of national defense, the role the military must play in that vision, and the scope of procurements we will need in the near term. Where do we need bases, and where are they outdated? Where do we need a military presence? Where do we need to fund allies, and are they indeed allies who serve our interests?

Then, based on those priorities, we would write an appropriations bill to fund the military. But in recent years, the NDAA has been primarily about spending levels without regard for formulating a strategic vision. This year, the NDAA must audit every theater in which our military is engaged and determine whether there is a vital national security interest there. In general, our entire defense deterrent needs to be reoriented away from the theaters we’ve been in over the past generation or two and focused like a laser beam on China. 

So yes, we might need spending increases in some areas of the military hardware we all support, but there are undoubtedly foreign entanglement expenditures we can and must cut. We must also reassess the structure of the military as well. For example, as Rep. Jim Jordan recently observed, “Focus our military spending on the soldiers and not having so many generals — the ratio of general officers to enlisted individuals now is so out of whack.” 

But most importantly, we must clean up the military culture itself. Here are some policies that the Armed Services Committee should focus on beginning this week rather than simply debating top-line spending levels: 

  • Ban the Pentagon from ever instituting a mask mandate.
  • Force reinstatement and back pay for those terminated under the vaccine mandate.
  • Expand parameters of religious and medical exemptions for other vaccines and permanently ban mRNA shots in the military.
  • End the weaponization of the military medical system forcing behavioral evaluations on service members as forms of retaliation for whistleblowing, per the Seth Ritter story at Fort Benning. The entire Defense Health Agency needs to be overhauled to focus on military readiness rather than the biomedical Karen agenda. 
  • Allow our own soldiers to carry weapons on U.S. bases.
  • End the Saudi training programs on U.S. military bases. After one such trainee killed three Americans in a terror attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola in 2019, the Trump administration failed to terminate the program
  • Prohibit all transgender or critical race theory training and programs.
  • Cancel all green energy mandates on military hardware and vitiate any military mission “combatting” the climate. For example, the Biden administration is requiring that 60,000 vehicles be retrofitted with $50,000 battery packs (likely made in China).
  • Terminate all NSA programs spying on Americans.
  • A full audit of the mission and activities of DARPA and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, particularly as it relates to their work on gain-of-function pathogens and vaccines in biolabs across the world. 
  • Terminate all social engineering programs lowering standards to place women in combat.
  • Craft a religious liberty bill of rights ensuring that no soldier is forced to violate his religious conscience through his tour of duty in the military.

Just how broken is our military? Despite Congress halting the COVID jab mandate on the military, the Pentagon is still enforcing it on the National Guard. It demonstrates a level of malfeasance and unaccountability that stems from the GOP’s categorical affinity for all things Department of Defense. We must not forget that it is perhaps the department whose left-wing takeover is probably more consequential to our life and liberty than any other department. Commensurate with how important we regard its role is how alarmed we should be by its subversion. 

Why are the so-called defense hawks not concerned about the aforementioned issues within the military?

Is this really about being a hawk for our soldiers, our national security, and the values the military is there to defense — or about being a hawk for Lockheed Martin?