Heiress to Predatory Mortgage Empire to Spend $200 Million for Dems

usan Sandler, the daughter of billionaire banking giants Herb and Marion Sandler, announced Monday that she is investing $200 million in “racial justice groups” as part of an effort to build a liberal infrastructure in states “undergoing rapid demographic change” such as Texas, Florida, and Georgia. The move from Sandler, a longtime donor to Democratic candidates and groups, is the start of a transition away from the short-term world of supporting campaigns to a long-term effort at building power, according to the Times.

The source of Sandler’s cash injection is her parents’ subprime mortgage company, Golden West Financial Corp., which was sold to Wachovia Bank in 2006 for a reported $25 billion. The couple built its fortune by offering millions of adjustable-rate mortgage loans to individuals, many of whom couldn’t afford them and eventually defaulted on their homes.

While the Sandlers came away with billions of dollars, many blame the loans they offered for causing the burst of the U.S. housing bubble and resulting financial crisis of 2007. The defaulted loans cost Wachovia billions of dollars, forcing it to merge with Wells Fargo, which eventually agreed to pay a $50 million settlement to borrowers who were misled by the Sandlers.

Exclusive — U.S. Ambassador to France Denies The Atlantic Story: ‘POTUS Has Never Denigrated Any Member of U.S. Military’

U.S. Ambassador to France and Monaco Jamie McCourt told Breitbart News exclusively on Monday that the Atlantic story about President Donald Trump allegedly bashing troops is untrue.

Ambassador McCourt was there the day President Trump’s team called off the trip to the cemetery at Belleau Wood because of inclement weather. She is the latest U.S. official who was actually present at the event to publicly deny the Atlantic’s account of events, which is based entirely on anonymous sources.

Needless to say, I never spoke to the Atlantic, and I can’t imagine who would,” McCourt told Breitbart News. “In my presence, POTUS has NEVER denigrated any member of the U.S. military or anyone in service to our country. And he certainly did not that day, either. Let me add, he was devastated to not be able to go to the cemetery at Belleau Wood. In fact, the next day, he attended and spoke at the ceremony in Suresnes in the pouring rain.”

McCourt’s denial regarding the Atlantic comes after former White House deputy chief of staff Zach Fuentes, a top confidante of former chief of staff John Kelly, denied the story earlier on Monday in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News.

In addition to Fuentes, former National Security adviser John Bolton has denied the account—as has every other person who could have witnessed the president saying this: officials who were there, from former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to senior adviser Stephen Miller to advisers such as Jordan Karem and Derek Lyons. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was traveling with the president there, has also denied the report. In addition, first lady Melania Trump has denied the report and called the Atlantic article fake news.

While Kelly himself has not said anything publicly at this stage, Fuentes’s denial essentially serves as a denial from Kelly. That’s because Fuentes, in his denial, made clear that Kelly would not have stood idly by if Trump had, in fact, made the remarks that were alleged in the Atlantic story.

“Honestly, do you think General Kelly would have stood by and let ANYONE call fallen Marines losers?” Fuentes asked Breitbart News.

Now, with McCourt’s denial, along with those of everyone else who was in the president’s presence in France during this supposed episode, White House officials familiar with the matter told Breitbart News that there is nobody left who could have witnessed the president say something like this privately about fallen troops:

Anti-Trump GOP group led by Jeb Bush aide will spend millions in Florida to help Biden

A group of Republicans who want to rid their party of President Donald Trump is making a hefty investment to turn Florida blue.

And they have help from one of ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s former top political strategists.

Officials with Republican Voters Against Trump, a national super PAC, said Monday they would begin a campaign aimed at persuading politically moderate Floridians to back Joe Biden, hopeful that the support of those voters can swing the battleground state — and possibly the presidency — toward the Democratic presidential candidate this fall.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article245376785.html

I’m Sick of Covid-19

Let me first say there is a virus that can be fatal, but the overreaction to what is going on now is literally making me sick. You can’t get it by being in the same room or touching something someone else has touched, unless there is some type of fluid on the surface. If it were that contagious every person in the grocery store or at a gas pump on that has touched any other surface would have contracted this virus. Cans of vegetables, key pads, etc would have spread this virus exponentially. I am not a medical doctor, but I am sick of what is happening in our country.

Don’t you think it’s time to live. I say we all just live like this virus never happened. I haven’t worn a mask except to go into a business and then I immediately take it off. I have not necessarily practiced any social distancing. I know personally of at least 3 families that a member of the family had covid and none of the rest of the family contracted it. Explain that. All in close contact with each other. In all cases it was the mom, the care giver who had it.

We have been fed a lie to control us. Thank God our church is open for business, otherwise I might just go off the deep end. Well not really. I know some may disagree with this, but just my opinion. Here where I live people are pretty much living life and we have no great outbreak at all. Let’s just say it, it’s over and let’s start living.

By the way if a mask works and you are wearing one, you are safe, even if I don’t. And if it doesn’t…..

At least we know the expiration date of the virus. Nov. 3 2020.

Four more plead guilty in Los Angeles homeless voter fraud scheme

Homeless received cigarettes, money in exchange for fraudulent signatures.

Four Los Angeles residents have pleaded guilty to organizing a voter fraud scheme in the city’s Skid Row neighborhood, paying homeless people with cigarettes and cash to obtain fake signatures on various voter documents. 

The defendants “admitted their role in a scheme where money and cigarettes were offered to homeless people on Skid Row in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms,” the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in an announcement this week. 

The admissions of guilt follow another participant in the scheme pleading guilty in February to taking part in the fraudulent activity. 

https://justthenews.com/government/courts-law/four-more-plead-guilty-los-angeles-homeless-voter-fraud-scheme

Blue blowback: More than 100 police agencies bow out of DNC convention over crowd rules

Most agencies are pulling out citing Milwaukee’s new ban on the use of tear gas and pepper spray by police

More than 100 police agencies are now backing out of agreements to send officers to next Month’s Democratic National Convention, in Milwaukee. Among the given reasons is that officers are concerned about a recent order by local authorities halting the use tear gas to control unruly crowds.

Last week, the Milwaukee police chief was order to justify his department’s usage of tear gas during protests in late May and early June spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A citizen oversight commission has now ordered the Milwaukee police department to ban the use of tear gas and pepper spray. Police Chief Alfonso Morales reportedly could lose his position, should he fail to meet that requirement.

Since the order went into effect, Morales says that more than 100 law enforcement agencies from in-state and across the country have opted against coming to Milwaukee for the convention. The initial plan for the convention included having 1,000 officers on hand to assist with security measures. Morales now says the city is considering asking for assistance from the federal government and/or mobilizing the National Guard.

In my opinion it just shows how out of touch democrats are to ask police for safety when they are actively trying to defund and are constantly blaming police at every turn. In my mind this is more reap what you sow than anything else. Why is it only the ruling class gets protection in this country? Democrats want your money, guns, religion and your soul to bow down to their version of little (god) government. They always know best, as long as it hinders your freedom. Tyranny vs Freedom in 2020 election. Watch and learn what the future will hold. You are seeing it play out before your eyes.

Poll from 10 Battleground States: Reports of Trump’s Defeat ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Poll results released Wednesday by American Principles Project (APP) and SPRY Strategies found that President Donald Trump leads Joe Biden in seven of ten battleground states, with a narrow lead in four of them.

According to the poll, Trump is currently leading Biden in Georgia (49-46 percent); Kentucky (60-34 percent); Michigan (50-45 percent); Montana (52-42 percent); North Carolina (49-46 percent); Pennsylvania (48-47 percent); and Texas (49-45 percent)

The results also indicate Biden is leading Trump in Arizona (49-45 percent); Iowa (48-46 percent); and Wisconsin (46-45 percent).

“It is clear from our polling that the reports of President Trump’s impending electoral doom are greatly exaggerated,” said Terry Schilling, executive director at APP, a nonprofit dedicated to the Constitution. He added:

While the Trump campaign still has much work to do in defining Joe Biden as a feckless enabler of the worst elements of the radical left, the fundamentals of this race are encouraging. While Trump currently trails in some battlegrounds, he also leads in several states where many political pundits have already written him off.

According to APP, the ten states were selected based on their “expected competitiveness” in the general election “in either the presidential race, a U.S. Senate race, or both,” said a press release.

The poll yielded the following results in nine U.S. Senate races:

Arizona: Mark Kelly (D) 48% vs. Martha McSally (R) 41%

Georgia: David Perdue (R) 46% vs. Jon Ossoff (D) 44%

Georgia: (Special): Doug Collins (R) 29%, Matt Lieberman (D) 23%, Kelly Loeffler (R) 19%, Ed Tarver (D) 9%

Iowa: Theresa Greenfield (D) 45%, Joni Ernst (R) 43%

Kentucky: Mitch McConnell (R) 55%, Amy McGrath (D) 33

Michigan: Gary Peters (D) 47%, John James (R) 37%

Montana: Steve Daines (R) 47%, Steve Bullock (D) 44%

North Carolina: Cal Cunningham (D) 40%, Thom Tillis (R) 40%

Texas: John Cornyn (R) 47%, M.J. Hegar (D) 37%

A survey also asked participants about issues such as Black Lives Matter, removing statues and monuments, transgender athletes and medical interventions, online pornography, and Big Tech’s suppression of free speech. Links are provided above to each state’s results.

On hot-button issues, the survey results were also very interesting. Black Lives Matter is very popular, until voters learn what Black Lives Matter actually supports — then it becomes very unpopular. Voters hate the idea of biological males competing against female athletes in women’s sports. They strongly oppose minors being subjected to sex changes or gender conversion therapy. They want to protect kids from online pornography, and they want Big Tech companies to allow free speech and free expression on their platforms. BREITBART NEWS written by Dr. Susan Berry

Trump orders voting districts to exclude people in U.S. illegallyWASHINGTON/NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Tuesday that would prevent migrants who are in the United States illegally from being counted when U.S. congressional voting districts are next redrawn, triggering swift rebukes from Democrats and at least one promise of litigation.U.S. census experts and lawyers say the action is legally dubious, and not easily executed in practice. In theory, it could benefit Trump’s Republican Party by eliminating the largely non-white population of migrants in the United States illegally, creating voting districts that skew more Caucasian.It could also cause populous states with large immigrant contingents to lose seats in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives, including big left-leaning states like California – currently with 53 seats – and New York, with 27.The process of drawing voting maps for federal congressional districts is known as apportionment.“Including these illegal aliens in the population of the state for the purpose of apportionment could result in the allocation of two or three more congressional seats than would otherwise be allocated,” the memo said.Redistricting, in which voting districts are redrawn to reflect changes in the population, is next slated for 2021, after the results of the 2020 U.S. census are in.Each state will be given a share of the 435 congressional seats based on population. Historically, the distribution of seats has been based on total population, regardless of immigration status. Trump’s memo would exclude those not in the U.S. legally.RELATED COVERAGETrump signs memo aimed at excluding illegal migrants from redrawn districtsU.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said in a statement the measure was “unlawful” and was “designed to again inject fear and distrust into vulnerable and traditionally undercounted communities, while sowing chaos with the Census.”‘WHOLE NUMBER OF PERSONS’From a legal standpoint, the move is far from a slam-dunk.Proponents of citizens-only voting districts argue each vote should carry the same weight. If one district has far fewer eligible voters than another, they say, each vote there has more influence on election outcomes.But, while the U.S. Supreme Court has left the door open for citizen-based voting maps for state legislatures, experts see it as a long shot at the federal congressional level.That is because the U.S. Constitution explicitly says congressional districts must be based on “the whole number of persons” in each district, as counted in each decennial U.S. census.Dale Ho, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, vowed litigation, saying in a statement, “We’ll see him in court, and win,” referring to the president.Vanita Gupta, president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, said Trump was “trying to scare” undocumented people from participating in the ongoing 2020 census.In the memo, Trump said the word “persons” “has never been understood to include … every individual physically present within a state’s boundaries.”In fact it has, census experts say: Multiple federal laws have reinforced that apportionment must include everyone, and U.S. Supreme Court precedent has endorsed that view, said Joshua Geltzer, a constitutional law expert and professor at Georgetown Law.‘ANTI-GRAVITY’Some see the order as mainly theater – especially because it is unclear how Trump would gather the data necessary to identify – and exclude – people in the United States illegally.In 2019, the president signed an executive order calling on states to provide his administration with government records, such as driver’s license databases, that could be used to determine the non-citizen population. Other surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau provide estimates of the non-citizen population.But those data are incomplete and unreliable, demographers have argued.“There is no count,” said Justin Levitt, a professor at Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles, and former U.S. Department of Justice official under then-President Barack Obama, a Democrat.“It’s as if (Trump) has ordered the National Basketball Association commissioner to implement rules for the use of anti-gravity boots,” Levitt said. “(The commissioner) says anti-gravity boots shall be permitted or shall not be permitted — but they don’t exist.”Trump’s memorandum could prove popular with the president’s base as he tries to generate enthusiasm for his re-election in November, Levitt said.Trump has spent much of his presidency seeking to limit the number of migrants who illegally enter the United States.His past efforts to use the U.S. census to identify and limit the political power of undocumented immigrants have faced roadblocks.In 2018, the administration said it would ask respondents to the 2020 census whether they were citizens, a move ultimately nixed by the Supreme Court.Following the defeat, Trump issued an executive order in July 2019 aiming to determine citizenship status through a trove of administrative records. The order is still facing litigation from immigration advocates including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund.Reporting by Nick Brown and Mica Rosenberg in New York, and Mimi Dwyer in Los Angeles.; Additional reporting by Richard Cowan and Alexandra Alper in Washington and Kristina Cooke in Los Angeles; Editing by Ross Colvin, Matthew Lewis and Jonathan OatisOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles