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Trump Slams Biden’s DOJ for Giving McCabe Pension Back: ‘Another Mockery to Our Country’

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Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe has his pension back even after being fired for cause because he lied about leaks to the media — and it’s a political decision former President Donald Trump is calling “another mockery to our country.”

According to the Daily Caller, McCabe will get his pension back as part of a settlement with the Department of Justice announced last week.

“In addition to receiving his pension going forward, McCabe will also receive $200,000 in back pension pay and $539,000 in attorneys’ fees, as part of an agreement with the DOJ signed Thursday,” the Daily Caller reported.

“Then-Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions fired McCabe two days before his scheduled retirement in March 2018, after an inspector general (IG) report found that he authorized leaks about the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation.”

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That IG report found that in 2016, McCabe was behind a leak to The Wall Street Journal regarding an investigation into the Clinton Foundation for an article published nine days prior to the presidential election. In the piece, the Journal reported there were disagreements in the FBI camp regarding how to investigate Clinton emails discovered on the laptop of disgraced former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Weiner, the husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, had his laptop seized because of an unrelated investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with a minor.

The IG report concluded McCabe’s leak was done “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of Department leadership” and “concluded that McCabe’s disclosure of the existence of an ongoing investigation in this manner violated the FBI’s and the Department’s media policy and constituted misconduct.”

In addition, the report found he “lacked candor” when he talked with investigators — a euphemistic way of noting that if he didn’t lie by commission, a lie of omission wasn’t out of the question. At the very least, the report indicated he elided over the truth during his discussions with authorities on the matter; two of these talks were under oath.

Whatever the case may have been, according to a Daily Beast report from January of 2020, McCabe admitted some form of mendacity in his talks with investigators: “Yeah, I’m sorry,” he told internal FBI investigators, after originally telling the FBI he didn’t “know how the Journal story came to be.”

Thus, McCabe was fired for cause by Sessions before his retirement so that he wouldn’t collect his pension. McCabe felt he was wronged as part of an “unconstitutional plan and scheme to discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him,” his suit alleged.

The DOJ, now under new management, was apparently inclined to agree — something which didn’t make the former president happy.

“Isn’t it terrible that all of Andrew McCabe’s benefits, pensions, salary, etc., were just fully reinstated by the Justice Department?” Trump said in a statement Friday, according to The Hill.

“This is yet another mockery to our Country. Among other things, McCabe’s wife received hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats while Crooked Hillary was under investigation, which was quickly dropped, of course.”

McCabe’s wife Jill, who ran for state Senate in Virginia in 2015, received a $1.2 million donation from Hillary Clinton.

“What a bad chapter this has been for the once storied FBI—I hate to see it happening, so many GREAT people work there,” Trump said.

Of course, McCabe is spinning the Biden Department of Justice deciding the Trump Department of Justice was too harsh on one of the Democrats’ own as some sort of victory for truth, justice and the American way.

“Politics should never play a role in the fair administration of justice and Civil Service personnel decisions,” said McCabe in a statement to The New York Times.

“I hope that this result encourages the men and women of the FBI to continue to protect the American people by standing up for the truth and doing their jobs without fear of political retaliation.”

But he still worries:

“I mean, I feel better, but I don’t feel free,” McCabe told CNN, according to the Washington Examiner. “I mean, I don’t kid myself to think that the president is going to put aside his horrific judgment, his constant lying, and his tormenting of me and my family. I’m sure this will just add another log to the fire. He’ll probably be saying all kinds of things about it tomorrow. But you know what, I’m just to the point where I don’t care. I don’t care what that guy has to say.”

Fine. Care about the facts. You “lacked candor” — what an understatement — when you talked to the FBI about your self-serving leaks about Hillary Clinton and then went ballistic when you were expected to be held accountable for that.

You called it a political witch-hunt and are now trying to paint this as a vendetta by Donald Trump when it was your own malfeasance that led to this.

“What a bad chapter this has been for the once storied FBI,” indeed. McCabe may not care about what Trump says, except the former president got it right.

The only good thing to come out of this settlement is that — pension or not — Americans can now look in the rearview mirror for the days when McDabe was a high-ranking FBI official — even the bureau’s acting director at one point, as the New York Post noted.

The bad part is with President Joe Biden in the White House and Merrick Garland as attorney general, the country can’t expect much of an improvement.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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State Trooper Came Mere Inches from Losing His Life, Dashcam Caught the Whole Thing

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Every cop knows that death rides with him on every patrol, emerging out of nowhere when a shift may seem routine.

For one Idaho state trooper, that moment almost came on Wednesday along Interstate 84 near the town of Meridian, according to the Idaho Stateman.

Dashcam video of the incident shows that in less time than it takes to read this sentence, the trooper and a motorist he was helping on the shoulder of the highway had to jump over a concrete median as a pickup truck came barreling toward them.

According to an Idaho State Police news release, the trooper had been helping a motorist with a flat tire.

The officer was wearing a yellow safety vest. His patrol car had its emergency lights on and was parked behind the Toyota with the flat tire.

What the dashcam video does not show was described in the release.

“One vehicle began to slow prior to passing the patrol car. That vehicle was hit by another, causing a chain reaction of four eastbound vehicles,” the release said.

But that was not all.

“Two involved pickups were pushed left, sideswiping the parked patrol car and hitting the rear of the Toyota.”

The trooper was taken to a hospital with injuries sustained when he vaulted the concrete barrier, but was sent home with what the release called “minor injuries.”

The owner of the wrecked Toyota was also injured leaping out of the truck’s way, but was not taken to a hospital.

The wreckage from the chain reaction crash blocked the highway for about 90 minutes.

“Traffic stops are very high risk. They’re necessary to keep people safe on the road and to help those stranded, but we need motorists’ help so we can all go home at night,” Idaho State Police Sgt. Brandalyn Crapo said.

“Slowing down and moving over for emergency vehicles and workers isn’t just a courtesy, it’s the law. Drivers need to be alert to emergency lights and vehicles and always alert to what’s happening around them. That keeps all of us safe.”

Idaho law requires drivers to slow down, change lanes or both when passing police and other emergency vehicles that are stopped on the roadway.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Every cop knows that death rides with him on every patrol, emerging out of nowhere when a shift may seem routine. For one Idaho state trooper, that moment almost came on Wednesday along Interstate 84 near the town of Meridian, according to the Idaho Stateman. Dashcam video of the incident shows that in less time than it takes to read this sentence, the trooper and a motorist he was helping on the shoulder of the highway had to jump over a concrete median as a pickup truck came barreling toward them. Idaho State Trooper injured while helping man on the freeway. Notice how quickly the trooper jumped in front of the man. pic.twitter.com/2TuCTIYGdE — Yoshi The Patriot (@rinohuntah) December 3, 2021 According to an Idaho State Police news release, the trooper had been helping a motorist with a flat tire. The officer was wearing a yellow safety vest. His patrol car had its emergency lights on and was parked behind the Toyota with the flat tire. What the dashcam video does not show was described in the release. “One vehicle began to slow prior to passing the patrol car. That vehicle was hit by another, causing a chain reaction of four eastbound vehicles,” the release said. But that was not all. “Two involved pickups were pushed left, sideswiping the parked patrol car and hitting the rear of the Toyota.” The trooper was taken to a hospital with injuries sustained when he vaulted the concrete barrier, but was sent home with what the release called “minor injuries.” The owner of the wrecked Toyota was also injured leaping out of the truck’s way, but was not taken to a hospital. The wreckage from the chain reaction crash blocked the highway for about 90 minutes. “Traffic stops are very high risk. They’re necessary…

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Store Apologizes After Employee Sign with Instructions on How to Deal with Africans Goes Public

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An Australian store has been forced to apologize for a sign that warned staff to sound an alert if an African customer entered the store.

An IGA store in Melbourne was pilloried on social media because of a sign behind the counter that read, “If an African customer comes to the bottle shop, presses [sic] the button for assistant immediately! Minimum two staffs in front while we serve Africans,” the sign read, according to Australia’s News.com.au.

In its reporting on the sign, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said the sign had been in place for three years before it was noticed by anyone and became a social media furor.

“Sure they’re independently owned but the African community should be allowed to feel safe and comfortable at their local supermarket,” a TikTok comment read.

The ABC report quoted the store manager, who it did not name, as offering apologies for any offense.

“We don’t really mean for this, we apologize for what we’ve done. I’m sorry it will never happen again like that,” he said. “I’ve done the wrong thing for the public, we should not do like this.”

The manager said he should have told employees to hit the button if they saw a group of strangers in the store.

“It is my mistake. Big mistake,” he said.

A poster using the name Jack he on Twitter said he was the store manager and offered an explanation.

“Im store manager iGA sunshine west, we got robbed by 5 African men, one of the staff had a gun put to our head, we were scared, Im sorry for that i done,i told the ABC news all the reason behind this, But i don’t see any main point been reported, this is unfair, unfair news,” he tweeted.

ABC reported that a spokesperson for wholesaler Metcash, which operates the IGAs, said the company had the offending sign removed.

“This type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in any IGA store across the country,” a spokesman said.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting local communities across Australia, we will ensure ALL IGA employees continue to create a shopping environment where all are welcome and equal,” the spokesman said.

The store now has a new note.

“We would like to apologies [sic] to anyone that got offended by the note we had … it was not our intention to offend,” the note says.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

An Australian store has been forced to apologize for a sign that warned staff to sound an alert if an African customer entered the store. An IGA store in Melbourne was pilloried on social media because of a sign behind the counter that read, “If an African customer comes to the bottle shop, presses [sic] the button for assistant immediately! Minimum two staffs in front while we serve Africans,” the sign read, according to Australia’s News.com.au. In its reporting on the sign, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. said the sign had been in place for three years before it was noticed by anyone and became a social media furor. “Sure they’re independently owned but the African community should be allowed to feel safe and comfortable at their local supermarket,” a TikTok comment read. ‘Completely unacceptable’: IGA supermarket under fire for sign racially profiling African customers https://t.co/83nMJg7SgU — Natalie Spencer (@natscloset) December 2, 2021 The ABC report quoted the store manager, who it did not name, as offering apologies for any offense. “We don’t really mean for this, we apologize for what we’ve done. I’m sorry it will never happen again like that,” he said. “I’ve done the wrong thing for the public, we should not do like this.” The manager said he should have told employees to hit the button if they saw a group of strangers in the store. “It is my mistake. Big mistake,” he said. A poster using the name Jack he on Twitter said he was the store manager and offered an explanation. “Im store manager iGA sunshine west, we got robbed by 5 African men, one of the staff had a gun put to our head, we were scared, Im sorry for that i done,i told the ABC news all the reason behind this, But i don’t see any…

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