Melania Trump to Return to Modeling in the Name of Fighting Coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) — First lady Melania Trump will urge Americans to wash their hands and keep their distance from one another to fight coronavirus in a new TV ad campaign produced with major U.S. broadcast networks, the White House said on Wednesday.
ABC, CBS, NBC and other networks will air the public service announcements, which will also include other Trump administration officials and “communicate the most important ways Americans can protect themselves and those most at risk,” the White House said in a statement.
Nickleodon will create a separate campaign for children.
The air time will be donated by media networks, the White House said.
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Trump, a former fashion model, has avoided the public arena more than many first ladies. Her signature initiative has been a campaign called Be Best, which focuses on the safety and well-being of children.
All the ads will direct audiences to coronavirus.gov, a website containing the latest information about the outbreak.
Former GOP consultant Rick Wilson, a bombastic Trump critic, reacted to the news on Twitter with a crude parody of the fist lady’s Be Best campaign.
“#BeInfected” he said, provoking a wave of backlash from conservatives.
Wilson later denied he was wishing harm on Trump even as he stoked outrage on his Twitter feed.
Meanwhile, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 rose to at least 146, with the number of infections closing in on 8,000 as millions of Americans stayed home instead going to work or school and President Donald Trump said hospital ships would be deployed to make up for an anticipated shortage of hospital beds.
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(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; editing by Cynthia Osterman)

Ex-FEMA Chief Storms Off During MSNBC Segment — Says He Doesn’t ‘Have Time to Listen to Bullsh*t’

The former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency removed his earpiece and stormed off a live MSNBC segment on Thursday, saying he didn’t “have time to listen to bulls–t.”
“The myth of a single person in charge taking control and running this is a myth,” Craig Fugate, who served as the head of FEMA under President Barack Obama, said during a panel discussion centered around dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“This is going to be dealt with on the front lines and local and state levels, and each state is going to be addressing this unique to their systems,” he told MSNBC host Katy Tur and fellow guest Andy Slavitt.
Fugate said the best way for the federal government to support state governors is to “get out of their way.”
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“As we’re running out of stuff, I’m asking the question, why are we not looking at idle capabilities now and governors just go contract for that resource? Why wait for the federal government to do it?” he said.
Slavitt, the former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Obama, disagreed.
“What your other guest is suggesting here is not helpful,” he said. “We need a great partnership between the federal and state government.”
Fugate responded by taking off his earpiece and leaving the interview.
“I don’t have time to listen to bullshit, people,” he muttered before storming off.
Later in the day, Fugate addressed the incident on Twitter.
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“At the point I’m not helping, time to step back. Never was good at the talking head thing anyway. This is too critical of a time to let emotions get in the way. My apologies to you and your audience,” he tweeted.

Hillary Clinton: I want to be CEO of Facebook to Ensure People Read ‘Accurate Information’ (Video)

While receiving the Radcliffe Award at Harvard on Friday, Hillary Clinton was asked if she could be CEO of any company what would it be – without hesitation, she told Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey that she wants to be CEO of Facebook. Clinton said that the social media giant “is the biggest news platform in the world.”

Hillary is correct, and for that reason conservatives have been under attack by the media giant as was proven recently when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was grilled before congress for Diamond and Silk’s page being heavily censored.

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During the 2016 presidential election Donald Trump took full advantage of his reach to millions of conservatives and Trump supporters and used his platform to get his message out which helped him win the election.

So of course Hillary would want to be CEO of Facebook so she can control what people read, and eliminate the so-called fake news, which, is what the mainstream media reports.

“If you could be a CEO of any company right now, what would you choose?” Healey asked.

“Facebook,” Clinton said in response.

The social media giant, she explained, “is the biggest news platform in the world.”

“Most people in our country get their news, true or not, from Facebook,” she added. “It really is critical to our democracy that people get accurate information on which to make decisions.”

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Clinton said that she hopes the company “gets it right” while trying to deal with so-called “fake news.” Especially with the primaries coming up and the Democrats needing to take the House so they can start bogus impeachment charges against President Trump.

“Apparently,” NTK Network said, “Clinton would like to be the one deciding the ‘accurate information’ that Americans see.

That could be — after all, her campaign made it clear that if she won the 2016 election, Breitbart and sites like it would be destroyed.

After the election, she wasted no time blaming “fake news” for her loss. During her ‘What Happened’ book tour she blamed everything and everyone except herself.

Here’s video of Clinton’s statement:

Mark Zuckerberg should watch his back, he might have an accident like many others who crossed the Clintons’.

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Deaths Connected to Obama: Coincidence or Obama’s ‘Dead Pool’ to Protect Obama’s Illegal Presidency

This is a comprehensive accounting of people associated with Obama in some fashion or another who’ve either met with untimely deaths or whose death is questionable due to unusual circumstances. Never before has so much controversy surrounded a potus without consequences or investigation. Even when family and associates question the deaths they suddenly withdraw from doing so as if warned the same may happen to them.

This is not conspiracy theory people – this is fact, and its happening on a grand scale with many accomplices in the Obama administration!

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PLEASE SEE THIS COMPREHENSIVE ACCOUNTING OF DEATHS ASSOCIATED WITH OBAMA: http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm

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Trump Is 100% Vindicated, And 7 Other Things You Should Know

1. Yes, Trump Is 100% Vindicated On Wiretapping

Yeppers, I said 100% vindicated, and those who disagree are either being stubbornly hyper-literal about the word “wiretap,” or the placing of a “physical wiretap,” or Obama himself placing the wiretap, or standing by the point Ben Shapiro makes that Trump is still wrong because the surveillance was “incidental,” The Daily Caller reports.

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I’ll touch on the “incidental” issue at length in the points below, but to immediately address Ben’s argument, even if the collection was incidental, once the unmasking and dissemination of that “incidental” information occurs, that is the Obama administration illegally targeting Trump using surveillance, and that is the exact same thing as outright spying. And being illegally spied on was, of course, Trump’s overall claim.

As far as the THIS WASN’T A WIRETAP nonsense, it reminds me of someone accusing a 70-year-old (Trump’s age) of lying when he claims someone stole his record collection after the bad guy is found only with the old man’s iPod. You said records! Where’s the vinyl! Where’s the vinyl! Where’s the vinyl!

Not for a second did I imagine Trump meant an actual physical phone tap — you know, like you’d see Mike Connors do on “Mannix.” Welcome to the 21st Century, pedants!

Anyway, if we’re going to obsess over definitions, this is an excerpt from a 2010 MIT book called “Privacy On The Line,” which clearly shows that the word “wiretap” fits the exact definition we are talking about:

Wiretapping is the traditional term for interception of telephone conversations. This should not be taken too literally. The word is no longer restricted to communications traveling by wire, and contemporary wiretaps are more commonly placed on radio links [ed. cell phones] or inside telephone offices. The meaning has also broadened in that the thing being tapped need no longer be a telephone call in the classic sense; it may be some other form of electronic communication, such as a fax or data.

Compared with the more precise but more general phrase “communications interception,” the word “wiretapping” has two connotations. Much the strong of these is that a wiretap is aimed at a particular target, in sharp contrast to the “vacuum cleaner” interception widely practiced by national intelligence agencies. The weaker connotation is that it is being done by the police. [ed. Big hat tip to Stuart Dean]

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And that is precisely what the Obama administration did. I’ll make this point clearer below, but for now put yourself in Trump’s shoes…

1) The leaking is everywhere, including Mike Flynn’s telephone calls and the President’s own calls with foreign leaders.

2) The media knows about all the palace intrigue.

3) Media report after media report actually reveal that the Obama administration obtained surveillance warrants on you and/or your team. The New York Times reports that the Obama White House is looking at your “wiretap intel.”

So, yes, unless you want to argue with MIT or become so painfully literal we all have to talk like a Vulcan, Trump was 100% correct about Obama “tapping his wires.” Incidentally or not, his wires were tapped, and then the surveillance was intentionally made not-so incidental through the illegal act of unmasking, disseminating, and worst of all, the horrific act of leaking classified information to the media for purely partisan purposes.

And according to no less than CNN, it was Trump’s transition team that was “picked up,” and where was his transition team?

Trump Tower.

Surveilled.

Wiretapped.

Potato.

Potatoh.

2. “Incidental,” My Aunt Fanny

Sorry, no.

Not for a moment do I believe the Obama administration “inadvertently” or “incidentally captured” Team Trump communications.

What? — and then they “inadvertently” (and illegally) “unmasked” the Trump staffer not named on the surveillance warrant; and then “inadvertently” disseminated information (that had nothing to do with Russia) throughout the intelligence community; and then “inadvertently” leaked to the media information coming from Trump’s transition team, information that included communications about Trump’s own family, and almost certainly included game-planning the first 100 days?

I don’t believe that anymore than I believe the IRS “inadvertently swept up” conservative groups for crippling, Kafka-esque persecution while Hail Satan high school clubs sailed through the same tax-exempt process.

Let’s not be stupid.

3. Obama’s Creepy History of Manipulating the FISA System

In order to spy on James Rosen of Fox News, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder named him as a criminal co-conspirator and, quite incredibly, a flight risk. This gave the Obama administration “legal” access not only to Rosen’s emails but Rosen’s parents’ phone records.

According to numerous media reports, going back to last summer, the Obama administration applied for a warrant to “monitor” members of Trump’s team. They were turned down. In October, however, while the election was still on (another claim of Trump’s was that the spying occurred during the election), a surveillance warrant was granted.

Another trick the Obama Administration could have played was to ask for surveillance warrants of those who they believed Team Trump might be speaking with. Using this end-run, they could then still monitor Trump and enjoy “plausible deniability” when the truth was revealed.

Regardless of how it was collected, once Team Trump communications were “unmasked” and disseminated, that is when the illegal spying began. The leaks to the public through the media (which was almost certainly done by Obama appointees and partisans) are just icing on the felonious cake.

4. This Was Political Spying; This Was a Successful Watergate Bugging

The whole point behind the Watergate break-in was to bug the headquarters of the Democrat National Committee simply for the sake of political advantage — to find out what the other side was up to.

That is exactly what happened here, and there is little doubt in my mind that was the Obama administration’s intent all along, especially after Trump won, which would explain why the bulk of the spying appears to have occurred during the transition.

5. The National Media Knew All Of This and Covered It Up

The media knew!

Say it loud, say it proud!

The media knew!

Of course the media knew what the Obama administration had done.

First off, when they thought the news would hurt Trump, the national media publicly reported on the fact that the Obama administration had spied on Team Trump. It was only after that knowledge became a liability for Precious Barry that the media pretended otherwise. In other words, they LIED.

Why do you think I was such a dog with a bone with that story? Because the media knew the Obama administration had spied on Trump and then tried to pretend otherwise.

Secondly, who do you think most benefited from all of this surveillance intel?

Of course it was the media. They are the ones who got the intel, reported it out (unnamed sources), including transcripts of phone calls that could have only come from — wait for it, wait for it — wiretaps!

While the national media was receiving information that could have only come from surveillance; while the media was drinking white wine with their Deep State Source and chortling over the illegally obtained communications about Trump’s family; while the media was using this Intel to plot its own strategy to undermine Trump’s agenda — THEY WERE SMEARING TRUMP AS A LIAR WHEN THEY KNEW HE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH.

6. Devin Nunes Handled This Exactly Right

We don’t live in Candyland. We live in a hard, cold world where leaks, illegal surveillance, and the entire infrastructure of the national media are coordinating to destroy and remove a duly elected American president.

You want to play by some idealized version of The Rules while CNN’s Jake Tapper is stopping the world from turning using BREAKING FAKE NEWS based on what he knows are lies?

I’m sorry, but losing like a gentleman when your country is at stake is no virtue.

By breaking the news about the Obama Administration’s surveillance on members of Trump’s transition team, and doing so in the most dramatic and disruptive way imaginable, Nunes beat these evil bastards at their own evil game.

We all know what would have happened had Nunes gone through proper channels — the truth would have been smothered like an unloved stepchild until it was dead.

7. CNN Is a Deep State Propaganda Arm

It is no coincidence that just hours after Nunes dropped his bombshell that we all saw left-wing CNN try to change the subject by turning a Nothingburger into a Somethingburger.

CNN’s breathless, BREAKING NON-NEWS report last night about possibly, perhaps, maybe this kinda mighta happened, was not only an embarrassment to CNN, but whoever their likely F.B.I. sources are.

Here is CNN’s idea of news, with my emphasis:

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, US officials told CNN.

The Nunes bombshell might have just outed F.B.I. director James Comey as a liar, maybe even a perjurer. In response, working hand-in-hand with the most unethical news outlet in America, the Deep State fired off a sad, little *squeak* squirrel.

Whether it is through a phony scandal or outright assassination, CNN wants Trump gone, and in order to achieve that, The Least Trusted Name In News is willing to conspire with Deep State disinformation propaganda or create an outright climate of hate.

8. The F.B.I. Investigation Into RussiaGate Is Now Tainted

If Nunes is correct, we’ll know more on Friday, then it appears as though the F.B.I. director lied about the Trump surveillance. At best, he was highly and intentionally deceptive.

We are also being told that the F.B. I. is now refusing to cooperate in this matter.

When you combine this with the Nothingburger CNN leak that likely came from the F.B.I. last night, there is no question the entire F.B.I. is politicized, which means its entire investigation into RussiGate is already compromised.

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Hillary Clinton Makes Bold Claim About 2020 Election

Hillary Clinton is still claiming that President Trump is not the legitimate President of the United States and that he stole the election from her.

In an interview with Jane Pauley, CBS Sunday Morning, Clinton talks about the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, whom she said posing a “direct threat” to the country’s standing in the world and to the U.S. government.

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The interview took place just hours before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she is moving forward with her formal impeachment inquiry, based on Trump’s dealings with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the belief that he used the foreign government to undermine Joe Biden’s election campaign — therefore aiding his own re-election.

“My view is that, given the latest revelation, which is such a blatant effort to use his presidential position to advance his personal and political interests, there should be an impeachment inquiry opened,” said Clinton. “And I think, sadly, there are a number of grounds.”

Clinton said that she does not believe that President Trump will be re-elected for a second term.

“I believe that, look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again. And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game,” Clinton says.

Clinton was asked whether she gets angry about Trump’s references to her being “locked up.”

She said, “No, it doesn’t kill me, because I know he’s an illegitimate president. I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that — there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”

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Clinton outlined the goal for Democrats in 2020.

“The objective is to field whoever is the strongest candidate to defeat Donald Trump,” Clinton says. “Because Donald Trump right now poses a direct threat, a clear and present danger to the institutions of our government, to the rule of law, to our standing in the world.”

Clinton also called Trump a “corrupt human tornado,” and that “the president of the United States is betraying our country on a daily basis.”

“This man who is in the Oval Office right now is a clear and present danger to the future of the United States,” she added.

Clinton told People magazine that she supports the Democrats formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” Clinton told People in an interview published this month. “I did not come to that decision easily or quickly, but this is an emergency as I see it. This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin — if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is.”

Clinton’s interview with People was published shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump over the president asking Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son’s scandalous business dealings in the Eastern European country.

“The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law,” said Pelosi during a news conference Tuesday, accusing Trump of betraying his oath of office and endangering national security.

For months Pelosi has resisted the far left of her party calling for Trump to be impeached. But at the end of a day meeting with House Democrats she said she was directing six House committees already investigating Trump to continue their probes “under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry.”

Melania Trump Cuts Bloated First Lady Payroll From Exorbitant Michelle Obama Days

First Lady Melania Trump is often in the headlines of the mainstream media who is quick to take issue with her every move and her attire. But there is one thing they will not be reporting, how much less Melania is spending as Frist Lady compared to Michelle Obama.

Melania is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history, Fox News reports.

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According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady’s office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama. Exorbitant
During then-President Barack Obama’s first year in office, 16 people were listed working for Michelle Obama, earning a combined $1.24 million a year.

This year, just four people were listed working for Melania Trump as of June. Their salaries totaled $486,700.

The details are contained in an annual report the White House sends to Congress showing the names, positions and salaries of all its personnel. Both the Obama and Trump administrations acknowledged several additional staffers beyond those listed in the report with the term “first lady” in their titles. But even counting all those employees — 24 for Michelle Obama and nine for the current first lady — Melania Trump’s office is relatively small.

It’s an approach her spokeswoman says is intentional.“As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity,” communications director Stephanie Grisham said in an email. “It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as first lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.”

While the 2009 annual report listed 16 staffers for Michelle Obama, her press secretary said at the time the staff actually included 24 people. A 2009 FactCheck.org story said Obama’s 24 aides might have broken records.

“That may indeed be the largest of any first lady, but Hillary Clinton, with 19 staffers, and Laura Bush with at least 18 and perhaps more, weren’t far behind,” FactCheck.org said.

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The first lady’s office isn’t the only place in the White House where the Trump administration has trimmed staff positions. When the White House personnel report was released in June, Forbes reported 110 fewer employees under Donald Trump than Barack Obama and said the projected four-year savings resulting from the cuts could be more than $22 million.

“She is more like a Pat Nixon or a Bess Truman than a Hillary Clinton or a Michelle Obama,” Andrew Och, a first lady historian who was a producer for the C-SPAN’s “First Ladies: Influence and Image” series, said of Melania Trump.

Melania Trump, he said, does not come from the world of politics and “clearly does not feel the need for the larger staffs that her predecessors have had.”

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Hillary Clinton Jokes, “They All Look Alike” When Interviewer Mixes Up Black Democrats (Video)

Conservative commentators are outraged after Hillary Clinton made a racist joke, saying that African-Americans “all look alike” after she corrected her interviewer who mixed up two Democrat politicians.
The video exchange shows Clinton getting interviewed on stage in New York, by Kara Swisher of the tech news site Recode.

“What do you think of Cory Booker,” Swisher asked, “saying ‘kick them in the shins,’ essentially?”

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“Well that was Eric Holder,” Clinton shot back, deadpanning a beat later, “Yeah, I know they all look alike.”

You can hear the shock in the crowd as Swisher responds with a resounding, ‘no, they don’t.’

Clinton would, of course, know it was Holder who said that. The former attorney general in the Obama administration argued that Democrats should “kick” Republicans who take the low moral ground mere days after Clinton herself told CNN that one “cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”

Moreover, Holder’s short-cropped grey hair and dark mustache set him apart from the bald-headed, clean-shaven senator from New Jersey, even though they are both African-American.

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Conservative Twitterati were quick to point the accusing finger at Clinton for being racist and claim that a Republican politician would get crucified for the comment, even if they conceded the quip may have been a joke aimed at Swisher’s obvious mistake. Conservatives from President Donald Trump himself to Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis have been accused of racism for “dog whistles” and “code words” somehow only Democrats hear.

Clinton had just finished arguing that what some call “political correctness” was “just politeness” that Democrats valued because they were all about diversity.

“I don’t want to go around insulting people. I don’t want to paint with a broad brush every immigrant is this, every African-American is that, every, you know, other person with different religious beliefs or whatever — that’s childish,” she had just told Swisher before the Booker-Holder mix-up.

Caught by Clinton’s remark, Swisher merely responded with “Oh, well done,” as the former secretary of state smiled at her own wit. And why not – the racially loaded quip was unscripted and seemed far more genuine than Clinton’s previous attempts at humor, from reacting to the murder of Libya’s ruler with “We came, we saw, he died!” in 2011 to the cringe-worthy “How about Pokemon Go-to-the-polls?” during the 2016 campaign.

Joe Biden: Lindsey Graham Will ‘Regret’ Investigating Me ‘His Whole Life’ (Video)

In reaction to South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s request for documents from the State Department related to Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, the vice president said that Graham “is about to go down”.

Biden said that he was “embarrassed” for Graham in an interview with CNN on Friday, and said that President Trump is “holding power” over Graham.

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“They have him under their thumb right now. They know he knows, if he comes out against Trump, he’s got a real tough road for re-election,” Biden said.

Graham, the Senate Judiciary chairman, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Thursday requesting documentation in the possession of the State Department about Biden’s communications with Ukraine’s former president, and about an alleged business meeting between a Hunter Biden associate and the former Secretary of State John Kerry.

“I am disappointed, and quite frankly I’m angered by the fact that he knows me, he knows my son, he knows there’s nothing to this,” Biden said Friday.

“Lindsey is about to go down in a way that I think he’s going to regret his whole life,” Biden said. “I say, Lindsey, I’m just embarrassed by what you’re doing, for you.”

Today, I sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documents related to contacts between:

➡️ Vice President Biden
➡️ Hunter Biden
➡️ other Obama administration officials and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

OBAMA IS RAGING AFTER HIS SINISTER SECRET HE HAS HIDDEN FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WAS REVEALED

Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia for records on sites that were considered for the resettlement of refugees in the United States during the last two years of the Obama administration. (Judicial Watch vs. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-01244))

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the State Department failed to respond to a February 23, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

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All records reflecting the locations within the United States that were considered as possible sites for refugee resettlement under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in 2015 and 2016.
All records reflecting the criteria used to determine suitability of locations as refugee resettlement sites in 2015 and 2016.
All records reflecting the names of local organizations promoting any of the locations identified above for consideration as refugee resettlement sites.
In October 2016, Judicial Watch made public 128 pages of documents it obtained from the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, showing a concerted effort by the mayor and a number of private organizations to conceal from the public their plans to resettle 100 Syrian refugees into the small southern Vermont town. The mayor and resettlement organizations shrouded the plan in such secrecy that not even the town’s aldermen were informed of what was taking place behind closed doors. The aldermen eventually wrote to the U.S. Department of State protesting the plan and opened an investigation into the mayor’s actions.

The State Department says it currently works with nine nonprofit organizations to resettle refugees. Those nonprofits have about 315 affiliates in 180 communities throughout the U.S.

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the U.S. admitted 84,994 refugees during fiscal year 2016, just short of the 85,000 target set by the Obama administration. The U.S. admitted 16,370 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 12,587 from Syria, 12,347 from Myanmar, 9,880 from Iraq and 9,020 from Somalia.

The U.N.’s massive Dadaab camp in Kenya sends a steady stream of Somali refugees to the United States.

Pew Research reports that nearly 39,000 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, the highest number on record, according to analysis of data from the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center.

In fiscal year 2015, the U.S. reportedly admitted 70,000 refugees.

The Obama administration also proposed admitting 110,000 refugees for fiscal year 2017.

President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017 issued Executive Order 13769, which included a suspension of the USRAP for 120 days. There were 29,022 refugees reportedly admitted to the U.S. in 2017 – the lowest number since 2002.

In a July 2017 report on the refugee applicant screening process and associated fraud risks, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted that “Increases in the number of USRAP applicants approved for resettlement in the United States from countries where terrorists operate have raised questions about the adequacy of applicant screening.”

“Judicial Watch is suing to find out which towns across America were, without input and over the objections of residents, targeted for refugee settlements by the Obama administration,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “And we are investigating to make sure now that the current State Department is being more transparent in its placement of refugees.”

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