CLOSING IN: Package bombs contain ‘treasure trove’ of evidence, say officials

WASHINGTON – Investigators working around the clock to identify the culprit behind a series of package bombs sent to an array of high-profile Democrats this week say the devices themselves contain a ‘treasure trove’ of evidence that they’re certain will lead them their sender.

“There’s DNA that can be recovered from the device,” Ryan Morris, founder of Tripwire Operation Group, a company that provides explosives training to law enforcement and military officials, told Fox News Thursday.

“If there is a human involved, there is a high probability you’re going to get somewhere investigative,” Larry Johnson, a former head of criminal investigations for the U.S. Secret Service told The Associated Press. “There will be no stone left unturned.”

James Fitzgerald, a retired FBI profiler and forensic linguist who, in 1996, helped catch “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, agrees.

“The linguist in me noticed that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the last name is spelled missing a ‘c’ and John Brennan’s name is spelled missing an ‘n’ and that kind of surprised me and I have a feeling that was done on purpose to make this look like somebody who doesn’t really know who these people are and that it wasn’t an honest mistake. If he had this much anger and vitriol against these people, you would think he would know how to spell their names,” Fitzgerald told Fox News.

Fitzgerald also added that additional evidence may present itself to lend clues to the would-be bomber’s identity.

“There may be some sort of a letter or social media aspect or videotape, or something equivalent to that comes in the mail, a DVD or whatever that claims responsibility for this, but we’re too early, this person had a point they had to make with these devices and quite frankly they’ve made it.”

Fran Townsend, former Homeland Security Advisor in the George W Bush administration, told CBS News on Thursday that the bombs were “not a standard recipe”.

“He didn’t go on the internet and just pull down the standard Al Qaeda recipe which we’ve seen before, so he’s left his own signature, there’s something unique about the way this has been put together which will be very helpful for investigators,” said Thompson, who added that the suspect’s sloppiness will certainly play into law enforcement’s hands.

“This is somebody who has made plenty of mistakes – the wrong address to Eric Holder, misspelling John Brennan’s name, John Brennan doesn’t work at CNN, he works at NBC, so this is somebody who has made plenty of mistakes along the way. All the outside packages are identical – six stamps, two tiers, printed labels. This is somebody who has likely left a lot of clues.”

Packages containing explosive devices were sent this week to the homes and offices of former presidents Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton, Democratic Senator Debbie Wasserman- Schultz, billionaire business tycoon George Soros and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Fortunately, none of the devices received exploded and no one was hurt in either instance.

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SECOND AMENDMENT UNDER FIRE: Dems push bill to require background checks for ammunition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D- Fla.) has announced her intent to pass the Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018, a federal law that would require background checks for the purchase of ammunition.

“I can assure you that Saturday was day one. Saturday was a launch pad,” Wasserman-Schultz told a room of reporters of Saturday’s “March for our Lives,” an organized protest to demand stricter gun control.

“Federal law does not require a background check for ammunition. This is just such a gaping and grave and dangerous loophole that I could not wrap my mind around it when I was told that was the case,” Wasserman-Schultz during a press conference she called to announce the proposed legislation. “Ammunition sellers across the country currently have no way to determine if a potential buyer is legal or if they are prohibited from buying bullets, which are, obviously, what kills after a gun is fired.”

The current system allows purchasers of ammo to “buy as much ammunition as they want, without so much as being asked their first name, and walk out,” she added.

If passed, said Wasserman-Schultz, the bill, which she is filing in cooperation with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D- Conn.) would require would-be purchasers of ammo to be approved via FBI background check.

“The Ammunition Background Check Act of 2018 that I filed on Thursday, and that is being filed in the United States Senate by Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, will close that gaping loophole to require all buyers of ammunition to undergo an instant background check,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Blumenthal, a staunch gun control activist, also posted to social media his support for the bill.

“Without background checks on ammunition sales, there’s nothing to stop dangerous people – barred from buying guns – from amassing vast ammunition arsenals. This ludicrous loophole puts lives at risk,” Blumenthal tweeted .

Under current law, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New Jersey require a background check in order to purchase or possess ammunition. California will also begin requiring background checks for ammunition buyers beginning July 1, 2019 — a move that is currently being challenged by the National Rifle Association. If passed, the bill would expand that requirement nationwide.

Meanwhile, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Tuesday advocated for a repeal of the Second Amendment.

“A concern that a national standing army might pose a threat to the security of the separate states led to the adoption of that amendment,” Stevens wrote in an opinion piece published in The New York Times. “Today that concern is a relic of the 18th century.”

In a response posted to its website, the National Rifle Association fired back, calling Stevens’ comments a direct attack on the Constitution.

“The 97-year-old retired justice has long held the opinion that American citizens do not have the individual right to own a firearm for self-protection,” the Second-Amendment rights group wrote.

“Emboldened by the mainstream media, the gun-control lobby is no longer distancing themselves from the radical idea of repealing the Second Amendment and banning all firearms. The protestors in last week’s march told us with their words and placards that the current debate is not about fake terms like “common sense” gun regulation. It’s about banning all guns,” the statement continued.

“The men and women of the National Rifle Association, along with the majority of the American people and the Supreme Court, believe in the Second Amendment right to self-protection and we will unapologetically continue to fight to protect this fundamental freedom,” the statement concluded.

Calls for comment to an NRA spokesperson regarding the Scultz-Blumenthal bill were not immediately returned.

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COINCIDENCE? PHOTO SUGGESTS LINK BETWEEN WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ AID IMRAN AWAN AND DNC STAFFER’S MURDER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A newly surfaced photograph suggests a potential link between disgraced Debbie Wasserman Schultz aide Imran Awan and murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, according to Trump administration insider Roger Stone.

Stone, a political consultant, lobbyist, and strategist for the Republican party, has been vocal in his belief that Rich, who was found murdered in July of 2016, was victim of a hit by the DNC.

Rich, who many suspect to be the source behind thousands of emails that were leaked to WikiLeaks, worked as the Voter Expansion Data Director for the Democratic National Committee and had access to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad when the DNC emails were leaked to Wikileaks.

Shortly after the emails were obtained by the anti-secrecy group, Rich’s lifeless body was found lying face down in a suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. Although his death was ruled by police the probable result of a robbery gone bad, the fact that his cell phone, wallet and credit cards were left untouched on his person left many to question law enforcement’s official story.

Friends of Rich have claimed there around 90 minutes of of “unaccounted for” time between the time Rich is known to have left the bar he had visited just before his death and the time his body was discovered. Now, a photo released to social media on Tuesday, appears to show Awan with Rich at the bar just moments before he left.

“FACT – Wasserman-Schulz “IT consultant” Awan was partying with Seth Rich the night of his murder ! Eat it @TheAtlantic !” Stone tweeted of the discovery (https://twitter.com/RogerJStoneJr/status/892265715780026368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.infowars.com%2Froger-stone-seth-rich-was-partying-with-imran-awan-on-the-night-of-his-murder%2F).

According to Stone, Awan also had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad and hard drives later recovered from Awan’s home were found to be smashed up with a hammer.

Awan, who records show received more than twice the average Congressional I.T. employee salary (http://congressional-staff.insidegov.com/l/22830/Imran-Awan), was arrested at Dulles airport last week after wiring $300,000 to Pakistan and attempting to flee the country.

In light of Awan’s arrest, Wasserman Schultz terminated his “part-time” employment last week and is now coming under mounting pressure to explain why she kept the IT worker on the payroll despite a months long criminal investigation. The Florida congresswoman who led the Democratic National Committee until she was removed from her position after it was alleged that she “fixed” votes within the DNC to ensure Hillary Clinton’s nomination is facing increasing calls from Republicans to testify as to what she knows.

“I think she should testify,” Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told conservative radio host Dana Loesch on Monday. “If I had a staff member, an IT staff member, who had access to all of our data and all of our infrastructure and he had come under investigation … you better believe I would be cooperating.”

Meanwhile, in a related development, a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Fox News network by Rod Wheeler claims the cable news giant worked with the Trump administration and wealthy Republican Trump supporter to concoct a false story about the death of Rich, an allegation that both the network and the president has vehemently denied.

“The president had no knowledge of the story,” White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at a White House briefing on Tuesday, “it’s completely untrue” that he or anyone at the White House was involved with the story.”

In a separate statement the Fox News network called the allegations “completely erroneous.”

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DEMOCRATS IN CHAOS: DNC BATTLES LAWSUIT OVER HILLARY ‘PLOT’ TO OVERTHROW SANDERS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The scandal laden Democratic party is reportedly in the midst of a new set of woes.

According to a report published by Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/22/dnc-battling-class-action-suit-alleging-sanders-was-robbed-in-2016.html), a class-action lawsuit on behalf of residents of 45 states against the DNC and former chairwomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz is gaining traction in the courts.

The lawsuit, which alleges that the Democratic National Committee conspired against former Vermont senator Bernie Sanders to ensure that Hillary Clinton won the party’s 2016 nomination, was filed on the basis of what attorneys for the plantiffs called “election fraud” (http://jampac.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/042517cw2.pdf).

Jared Beck, the plaintiffs’ lead attorney, is fighting for the DNC to repay Sanders supporters for contributions they made during the election, alleging misappropriation of funds.

“If we can’t trust the two political parties to run an election in a fair manner, who can we trust?” Beck told Fox News.

Although the Article 5, Section 4 of the Democratic Party charter stipulates that it will function with total neutrality during Democratic primaries, Bruce Spiva, a lawyer for the DNC, argued in a motion to dismiss the case that the party holds the exclusive right to choose it’s candidate any way it feels necessary and that the DNC is not “bound by pledges of fairness”.

“We could have voluntarily decided that, ‘Look, we’re gonna go into back rooms like they used to and smoke cigars and pick the candidate that way.’ That’s not the way it was done. But they could have. And that would have also been their right,” Spiva argued (http://jampac.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/042517cw2.pdf). “There’s no right to not have your candidate disadvantaged or have another candidate advantaged. There’s no contractual obligation here,” he said.

The lawsuit was initially filed in June 2016 in response to revelations courtesy a wealth of hacked emails from within the DNC that Wasserman Schultz used the her position within the organization to tip the scales in Hillary Clinton’s favor. The scandal quickly exploded and Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down.

Despite the denials of DNC officials, the suspicions of Sanders supporters were later confirmed when Clinton campaign Manager John Podesta’s hacked emails, came to light after the primaries ended, verifying what members of the Sanders camp said they already knew (http://observer.com/2016/07/wikileaks-proves-primary-was-rigged-dnc-undermined-democracy/.

According to court records, the DNC filed another motion to dismiss this week, but experts say the chances of a dismissal at this point is unlikely.

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