Trump admits he has no tapes of Comey meetings

More than a month after threatening former FBI Director James Comey with the release of tapes of their conversations in the White House, President Trump said Thursday he does not have any such recordings.

In a pair of tweets, Trump wrote, “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea…whether there are ‘tapes’ or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”

The statements came as the Senate was unveiling a controversial draft health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

Days after Trump fired Comey in May, the president warned, also via Twitter, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

Thursday, the White House was asked if the president’s original tweet was an attempt to threaten Comey. “Not that I’m aware of,” deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answered.

Although Trump did not record the pair’s conversations, Comey did — but in writing. The ousted FBI director testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month that he kept detailed memos on his interactions with Trump and later directed a friend to leak those memos to the press, in hopes that it would trigger the appointment of a special counsel to take over the FBI’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to influence the presidential election.

Comey said Trump’s original tweet suggesting there could be tapes of their conversations inspired him to publicize his own memos.

“The president tweeted on Friday after I got fired that I better hope there’s not tapes,” Comey said. “I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night because it didn’t dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration for our conversation, there might be a tape. And my judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square. So I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. I didn’t do it myself, for a variety of reasons, but I asked him to ‘cause I thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”

Robert Mueller, another former FBI director, was named special counsel to oversee the Russia probe in May.

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Judge: Another Mistrial in Case Against Former Officer in Deadly Ohio Shooting

A mistrial was declared Friday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, who was accused of murder and manslaughter in the 2015 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black motorist.

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Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House.

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Mourners remember U.S. student held prisoner by North Korea

By Ginny McCabe

WYOMING, Ohio (Reuters) – Thousands of friends and family members gathered in suburban Cincinnati on Thursday to say goodbye to an American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.

Otto Warmbier, 22, was arrested in the reclusive communist country while visiting as a tourist. He was brought back to the United States last week with brain damage, in what doctors described as state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” and died on Monday.

Some 2,500 mourners attended a Thursday morning memorial at Wyoming High School. Warmbier graduated from the school in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming as salutatorian in 2013.

A hearse carried Warmbier’s casket from the school to a burial service at a local cemetery. Blue and white ribbons, the colors of Wyoming High School, were tied to the fence there.

The exact cause of Warmbier’s death is unclear. Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated, declined to provide details, and his family asked the Hamilton County Coroner on Tuesday not to perform an autopsy.

Warmbier’s brother and sister spoke at Thursday’s memorial, as did a number of his friends, said attendee Fred Koss.

“I had to come out to support the family, and also just to show, in my opinion, the North Korean government that we are a dignified country, unlike them,” said Koss a 70-year-old Wyoming resident.

A program for the memorial carried a quote from Andy Bernard, a character on the television show “The Office”: “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.”

Warmbier was scheduled to graduate this year from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

“He was able to connect with grownups and children, and he was one of those people that made you feel like you were his best friend, even though you had just met him,” said his college counselor, Cynthia Meis, who attended the service.

“He was genuine and authentic, and so smart.”

Warmbier was traveling in North Korea with a tour group. He was arrested at Pyongyang airport as he was about to leave.

He was sentenced two months later to 15 years of hard labor for trying to steal an item bearing a propaganda slogan from his hotel, North Korea state media said.

Warmbier’s treatment was “appalling,” U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio told reporters outside the memorial.

North Korean officials told U.S. envoys that Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and lapsed into a coma after taking a sleeping pill. The family disbelieves that account.

Warmbier’s death has heightened tensions aggravated by dozens of North Korean missile launches and two nuclear bomb tests since last year.

(Wrting and additional reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen in Copenhagen; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn and Bernard Orr)

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Report Claims Russian Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data

Hackers with ties to the Russian government successfully altered voter information stole thousands of voter records containing private information during attempts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Time reported.

According to current and former officials who spoke with Time, hackers targeting local election databases were able to modify voter rolls in at least one instance and made off with information including partial Social Security numbers belonging to registered voters.

Read: Did Russia Hack U.S. Election? NSA Details Attempts To Compromise Election Systems, Report Says

Another case found hackers were able to manipulate voter data in a county’s voter database but the changes were discovered and restored, undermining the potential effects of the hack. In that case, the hackers were not identified as Russian agents.

In Illinois, Russian state actors stole more than 90,000 records from the state’s voter rolls. Ninety percent of those records contained driver’s license numbers. Another quarter of them contained the last four digits of the voter’s Social Security number.

While there is an ongoing investigation into ties between members of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign team and members of the Russian government, there is no evidence to suggest the stolen voter records were provided to the Trump campaign—though Congressional investigators are investigating that possibility.

“If any campaign, Trump or otherwise, used inappropriate data the questions are, How did they get it? From whom? And with what level of knowledge?” the former top Democratic staffer on the House Intelligence Committee, Michael Bahar, told TIME. “That is a crux of the investigation.”

Read: Can US Elections Be Hacked? Security Experts Call For More Protections Against Election Hacking

The report provides new detail into the scope of Russia’s hacking efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Earlier this month, former FBI director James Comey revealed that “hundreds” if not more than one thousand entities in the U.S. were targeted by Russian hacking efforts.

A National Security Agency (NSA) document published by the Intercept this month provided details into how Russian military-backed hackers targeted U.S. companies that manufacture election software and hardware. The report found the attacks were successful in compromising at least one voting software maker, and that data was used to target at least 122 local election officials across the country in the days leading up to the presidential election.

Following the publication of the NSA document, Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said Russian attempts to attack U.S. election software and hardware manufacturers were more serious and pervasive than the leak indicated.

This week, the Department of Homeland Security’s acting Director of Cyber Division of the department’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis Samuel Liles told the Senate Intelligence Committee the intelligence community found 21 states “were potentially targeted by Russian government-linked cyber actors.” At the time, he did not provide details into which states were affected.

Liles said only a small number of the attempted intrusions into the election systems were successful, and none are believed to have led to the manipulation of any results. According to Liles, the U.S. election system is likely to detect any attempt to change votes and said the intelligence community has a “very high level of confidence” in that conclusion.

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Both Putin and Obama Feared an Alien Attack-Is Trump Joining Them?

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Donald Trump recently tweeted that something very “threatening” Most have taken this threat and have linked it to Chinese EMP weapons. Given what I have written in the past, I agree that this is a strong possibility. However, We should note that during the Obama administration, Putin threatened to reveal the existence of UFO’s. Is this one of the reasons behind the marginalization of Russia by the Deep State?  More stunning evidence surfaced in an UK publication that is revealing the Obama and Putin had discussed creating a planetary defense system to defend against alien attack. Of course, most will be skeptical. However, we should be mindful of the Operation Bluebeam was indeed real and it was about perpetuating a fake alien invasion in order to introduce a planetary government in response to the threat and here’s why.

When Trump talks about a vague and nebulous threat of an unspecified nature, this is one of the places my mind will visit.

The Prevalence of the Perception of the Alien Threat

The Internet is increasingly carrying content about the ET/UFO subject. For example, the highly respected Mike Adams (Natural News) wrote a story on the pitfalls of first contact. Famous people from many walks of life are taking notice. From Presidents (e.g. Jimmy Carter) to Astronauts (e.g. Edgar Mitchel who walked on the moon) to high ranking government officials (e.g. Paul Hellyer the retired Canadian Secretary of Defense), have proclaimed interest and knowledge on the topic. Yet, there is not formal recognition of the phenomenon from our leaders. Putin has warned the United States that if disclosure does not come soon, he will force the issue out into the open.

One would have to possess a very closed mind to not give this topic some attention.

Three Possibilities

From where I sit, there are three possibilities when it comes to the topics of ET’s/UFO’s.

  1. There are ET’s behind the scenes manipulating mankind in order to control our destiny. Some suggest that is why the planet is in such disarray.
  2. This is part of the great deception and ET’s are actually fallen angels and the have come to deceive and form one world government for Satan to rule over.
  3. This is a carefully orchestrated plot designed to fool the people on this planet that we are in danger from ET’s and will come to accept global governance.

Catholic Doctrine has Been Morphed Into the Perverted Practice Global Religious Unification

The leaders of the multi-religious, pagan event, sponsored a gathering last year known as the  “Mekudeshet”.

This was the beginning of the mandatory One World Religion. The Pope popularizd Chrislam, the blending of Christianity and Islam. This is something that Francis has been working towards. However, this is not the only thing that the Pope, or more accurately, the anti-Pope has been pursuing over the last couple of years. He has seemingly been on a one man crusade to promote belief in the notion of the existence of exterrestial life.

The Pope and ET’s

The current pope is no stranger to the topic of ET's an has been very outspoken in his beliefs.

The current pope is no stranger to the topic of ET’s an has been very outspoken in his beliefs.

I have been noticing a trend in Hollywood movies with an extraterrestrial overtone (e.g. Independence Day) and this tone is reaching a crescendo within the past month. In a search for predictive programming trends, I have noticed a distinct pattern with regard various networks to play older movies that involve the people of the Earth versus some alien threat.

Christianity and Islam worship the same God.

Christianity and Islam worship the same God.

pope and etI have long thought that this Pope might be suffering from early onset dementia as he recently said he would baptize extraterrestrials as they would visit the Earth. This is the same Pope who has stated that Islam and Christianity are basically one and the same religion. This false doctrine sets the stage for the official state sponsored (United Nations) approved religion which we commonly call Gaia which is about as a pagan of a religion that there is. In light of these facts, does anyone have any questions as to why I have great trepidation with regard to the upcoming religious unification conference?

Before I discuss Operation Blue Beam, it is important to note that the predictive programming for this event goes far beyond Hollywood as we are seeing predictive programming in many segments of our society.

Key General Predicts that Graduating Officers Will One Day Fight Aliens

The following video depicts General Mark A Milley, mentioning “little green men”, and he’s not joking” as being one of the potential adversaries in the lineup of enemies that a graduating class of military officers will one day have to fight.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

In the 1951 movie, The Day the Earth stood Still,  visiting alien,  Klaatu,  emerges from a spaceship and addresses an assembled dignatiaries, concluding with “It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us, and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration.”

 

This planetary unification message  is common. IT was the theme behind Independence Day.  The message is clear, the only way for man to survive is to capitulate to a world government.

Conclusion

What do you think? Clearly there is something to this phenomenon. What is it in your opinion? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section. Many people feel it, this is coming to a climax.

Steve Quaye covered some of these possibilities in his book, Empire Beneath the Ice which is available at www.stevequayle.com

It will be interesting to see where this narrative takes us.

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Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Tulsa 2017

Tusla may be the belt buckle of the Bible Belt, but it’s will be a fun city on the 4th of July.

That is because the city will have a multitude of events that will celebrate Uncle Sam’s birthday in a huge way, with many ending in a spectacular fireworks display. So, if you’re looking for a great fireworks show in Tulsa, try these five events out for size.

2017 Bixby Freedom Celebration
Jun. 30 @ 4:30 pm
121st St. @ S. Memorial Dr., Bixby, OK
(918) 394-4330

The suburb of Bixby will be the sight of one of the largest 4th of July parties in the Tulsa area. The Bixby Freedom Celebration will have rides, attractions, and live entertainment, but the main attraction is the fireworks display that will light up the town sky and will leave everyone in awe.

Folds of Honor FreedomFest 2017
July 4 @ 9 pm
Downtown Tulsa
(918) 596-2001

Freedom and Fireworks will be the major themes at this Downtown Tulsa July 4th event. Folds of Honor FreedomFest will provide a full day of fun for the whole family, but the true highlight of the event will be the massive fireworks display over the Arkansas River, which is one of the largest in the nation.

Fireworks on the Square
July 4 @ 10 pm
Downtown Pawnee
(918) 762-2108

Oklahoma is filled with small town pride, and this 4th of July event will be the perfect showcase for it. The town of Pawnee with host their annual July 4th Celebration, which will include Fireworks on the Square, beautiful fireworks show that will dazzle all those in attendance.

Bartlesville Freedom Fest
July 4 @ 6 pm
Downtown Bartlesville
(918) 977-4300

Bartlesville will also be celebrating freedom at their annual 4th of July celebration. The Bartlesville Freedom Fest will not be short on things to do for the entire family, and at the end of the festivities, there will be a massive fireworks display that will be the envy of smaller towns.

OKC at 4th Fest
July 4th @ 4 pm
Downtown Oklahoma City
No Phone Number

If you’re up for a trip down to Oklahoma City, then you will not want to miss this event. The OKC at 4th Fest is an annual tradition in this sprawling city, and their fireworks display, which is one of the largest in the country, will be a memory that no one will be able to forget.

 

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Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Salt Lake City 2017

Salt Lake City will be ablaze in red, white, and blue for the July 4th weekend.

There will be a number of fireworks displays that will showcase the beauty of the American spirit in Utah’s largest city, and if you’re looking to catch the fireworks, here are the five best that will make you proud to be an American.

Murray Fun Days
July 4th @ 10 pm
Murray Park Softball Field —  296 E. Murray Park Ave., Murray, UT 84107
(801) 264-2614

The town of Murray will be full of fun during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Murray Fun Days have become a tradition among many Salt Lake City area families, and their fireworks display is truly something that cannot be missed.

America’s Freedom Festival at Provo
Jun. 30-July 4 @ Various Times
Downtown Provo
(801) 818-1776

The largest 4th of July party of its kind in the state of Utah will be held in downtown Provo. America’s Freedom Festival at Provo is one of the largest 4th of July parties in the nation, and don’t miss their grand fireworks show inside the “Stadium of Fire,” which is one of the loudest shows in the U.S.A.

Park City Mountain July 4th Celebration and Fireworks
July 4th @ 11 am
Downtown Park City
No Phone Number

Park City is one of the top destinations for ski lovers, and it will also be one of the top destinations for fireworks lovers as well. The Park City Mountain July 4th Celebration and Fireworks is one that will leave those who come in awe over the splendid fireworks show that will be put on in this famed resort town.

Oakley Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration
Jun. 30 – July 4 @ Various Times
Oakley City — 960 W. Center St., Oakley, UT 84055
(435) 783-5752

For the 82nd year, the rodeo will take over the city of Oakley. The Rodeo and 4th of July Celebration is one of the best events in Summit County, and at the end of the evening, you can watch nice fireworks show to light up the show grounds below.

Salt Lake City’s Independence Day Celebration
July 4 @ 10 pm
Jordan Park — 1060 S. 900 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 974-2411

If you’re planning on staying in Salt Lake City to watch the fireworks, make your way to Jordan Park. Here, the city will put on their annual Independence Day Celebration, which will feature a wonderful fireworks display that many will not forget.

 

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Concerts and shows to check out July 4th weekend in Kansas City 2017

The Kansas City area is ready to celebrate the July 4th holiday. Over the holiday weekend, the city has a number of great entertainment options going on. There is a wide variety of concerts going on during that time that are guaranteed to satisfy those fans of all genres. Here are just a few options.

Bleachers
June 30 @ 7 p.m.
KC Live!, 1100 Walnut St., Unit 3000, Kansas City, MO, 64106

Indie pop band Bleachers are headed to Kansas City on June 30. The band is out touring behind their latest release Gone Now. The show at KC Live! is part of the Coors Light Block Party with special guest MUNA. Tickets for the show can be purchased here. The show is 21 and up and tickets start at $15.

Walter Trout
July 1 @ 6:30 p.m.
Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester, Kansas City, MO, 64120

Walter Trout is out on tour with the Marcus King Band and will be playing a show on July 1 at Knuckleheads. The blues guitarist is touring behind his 2016 live album Alive In Amsterdam . The show also features Teresa James and The Rhythm Tramps. Tickets for the show can be purchased here. The show is all ages and tickets start at $25.

Dirty Heads
July 2 @ 6 p.m.
Crossroads KC, 417 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108

Reggae band Dirty Hands will be taking the stage at Crossroads KC on July 2. The band is out touring behind their self-titled 2016 album. The show also features SOJA, The Green and RDGLDGRN. Tickets for the show can be purchased here. The show is all ages and tickets start at $28.

311
July 3 @ 6:30 p.m.
Crossroads KC, 417 E 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64108

311 is back out on the road and headed to Kansas City on July 3. The reggae rock band is touring in support of their latest release Mosaic. The show will also feature performances from New Politics and The Skints. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.The show is all ages and tickets start at $40.

Train
July 3 @ 7 p.m.
Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road, Kansas City, MO, 64132

Roots rockers Train are headed back to Kansas City on July 3 where they will take the stage at the Starlight Theatre. The band recently released their new album, A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat. The July 3 show will also feature Natasha Bedingfield. Tickets for the show can be purchased here. The show is all ages and tickets start at $29.50.

 

 

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Where to watch July 4th fireworks in Austin 2017

The 4th of July in Austin will be a magical time in this growing city.

There will be a plethora of events that will be centered around a spectacular fireworks display that will light up the Central Texas sky, and if you’re in the market for a great sky show in the Austin area, check out the following five events.

San Marcos SummerFest
July 4 @ 6 pm
San Marcos Plaza Park — 206 N C.M. Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-8400

Get ready to party, San Marcos style. The San Marcos SummerFest is a tradition among Central Texas families, with food and activities galore. The real treat to this festival, however, is the spectacular fireworks show that patrons will be treated to bring an end to a great 4th of July.

Pfirecracker Pfestival at The Pfield
July 4 @ 5 pm
1440 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville, TX 78660
(512) 990-6113

This year’s addition of the Pfirecracker Pfestival in Pflugerville won’t be held at a lake, but this funky festival will be just as fun. With food trucks and activities and live entertainment, this one of the more popular festivals in the Austin area, but the true star of the show here will be the fireworks display that will be Pfantastic.

Cedar Park 4th of July Parade and Celebration
July 4th @ 4 pm
Elizabeth Milburn Park — 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 401-5530

Head to the northeastern suburbs for this awesome parade and celebration. The Cedar Park 4th of July Parade and Celebration will be fun for everyone, but it will be even better when the fireworks kick off and color the big Texas sky above in a superior array of colors.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
July 4 @ 6:30 pm
Hill Country Galleria — 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, TX 78738
(512) 263-0001

You may not think of heading to a shopping center to celebrate the 4th of July, but the town of Bee Cave will implore you to reconsider. The Independence Day Celebration at the Hill Country Galleria will have live music and fun for the whole family, and at the end of the event, the fireworks will certainly bring this awesome event to a beautiful ending.

HEB July 4th Concert & Fireworks
July 4 @ 8:30 pm
Vic Mathis Shores — 900 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-6064

For the past 40 years, the Austin Symphony has performed a sterling 4th of July concert. That tradition will continue this year at Vic Mathis Shores as the HEB July 4th Concert & Fireworks event will surely be one for the history books, including spectacular fireworks shows that will make Austin’s already impressive skyline even more memorable.

 

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