‘PHASED WITHDRAWAL’: Feds To Pull Out Of Portland As Riots Rage On, Says Oregon Governor

PORTLAND — Federal agents sent in by President Donald Trump to secure the city will begin a “phased withdrawal” from Portland, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said Wednesday.

The agents, who have frequently clashed with protesters, will begin leaving the city limits on Thursday.

The news comes the same day that Trump warned the “Beaver State” that either Oregon officials get a grip on the rioting that has shook the city in recent weeks or the federal government will.

“Either they’re gonna clean up Portland soon, or the federal government is going up, and we’re gonna do it for them. So either they clean out Portland — the governor and the mayor, who are weak — either they clean out Portland or we’re gong in to do it for them,” Trump told reporters Wednesday before departing on a trip to Texas.

In a statement, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said a plan negotiated with Brown over the last 24 hours includes a “robust presence” of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland to quell the violence.

“State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months,” Wolf said.

The riots, which began shortly after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, have led to multiple deaths, hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage.

A PLANNED ATTACK: Race Riots Have Been In The Works ‘For Months’ Says Intelligence Report; Antifa To Blame

WASHINGTON — Antifa’s plan to carry out an anti-government insurgency has been in the works since last November, intelligence reports have uncovered.

According to a report published by The Washington Times, the organization, which President Donald Trump recently declared a domestic terrorist group, has been planning race based riots since the kick off of the 2020 election campaign.

“Antifa’s actions represent a hard break with the long tradition of a peaceful political process in the United States,” former National Security Council staff member Rich Higgins told the Times. “Their Marxist ideology seeks not only to influence elections in the short term but to destroy the use of elections as the determining factor in political legitimacy.”

Joe Myers, a former Defense Intelligence Agency official and counterinsurgency expert, concurred with Higgins’ comments to the Times, adding, “President Trump’s election and revitalization of America are a threat to Antifa’s nihilist goals. They are fomenting this violence to create havoc, despair and to target the Trump campaign for defeat in 2020.”

According to the report, Antifa leaders used the death of George Floyd, a black man who died shortly after being taken into custody by Minneapolis police, as the call to launch riots in cities throughout the U.S..

“In recent days, our nation has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, antifa, and others,” Trump said Monday in response to the riots.

The White House National Security Council followed the president’s comments by announcing it is investigating the coordinated plots and gathering intelligence from cities affected by the riots throughout the past week.

“The president and the attorney general want to know from [FBI] Director [Christopher] Wray what the FBI has been doing to track and dismantle and surveil and prosecute antifa,” White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien told the Times. “And if that hasn’t been happening, we want to know what the plan is going forward.”

TRUMP TO NEW YORK: ‘Bring In The Guard!’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to call in National Guard troops to help combat rioters in the wake of escalating violence throughout the state.

Protests Monday night near Rockefeller Center quickly escalated to violence as rioters smashed windows and looted various stores while upstate an SUV plowed into a group of officers during a demonstration in Buffalo.

In a tweet referencing the high rate of infections and deaths from Covid-19 in the state’s nursing homes, the president, a native New Yorker himself, urged Governor Cuomo to “act fast.”

“The lowlifes and losers are ripping you apart. Act fast! Don’t make the same horrible and deadly mistake you made with the Nursing Homes!!!” Trump tweeted.

During a press conference Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo put the blame solely on the shoulders of the NYPD, who he said failed in their duty to protect the public from looting and other criminal activity and on the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, who he claimed did not take the situation seriously enough.

“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night,” Cuomo said. “I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem.”

During Cuomo’s press briefing the governor also took a swing back at President Trump, who he said was putting undue focus on the riots so that “he doesn’t have to talk about the killing” of George Floyd.

During an address Tuesday, Trump said that he himself will order National Guard troops into New York State if state and local officials refuse to act on the violence. Federal law allows presidents to order such actions, but officials in New York have argued that the president has no authority to do so against the will of local governments.

EXPOSED: Violent anti-Trump ‘resistance’ group donors revealed. Big names such as Kelloggs, Ford among them

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies behind the funding of the leftist groups waging an all-out war against President Donald Trump have been revealed courtesy unredacted tax forms and some of the names on the list are, to say the least, shocking.

According to records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing group, has been engaged in anti-Trump protests and related activities since early 2016. The group, who’s leaders sit on the board of several other left-leaning extremist organizations, received a $3,000,000 donation from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, better known as The Kellogg Company. The records show the organization also received a donation in the amount of $2,350,000, courtesy the Ford Motor Company and $1,750,000 from billionaire George Soros, who has been credited with organizing riots and protests throughout the nation.

Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which donated $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which gave $505,100; and the National Immigration Law Center, which donated $316,000 (https://www.scribd.com/document/360602355/Center-for-Community-Change-2015-Donors?irgwc=1&content=27795&campaign=VigLink&ad_group=1726779&keyword=ft500noi&source=impactradius&medium=affiliate#from_embed).

In addition to Soros, another notable person of interest uncovered in the report is that of Charlene Sinclair, who serves as the director of reinvestment at the Center for Community Change. In addition to her role at CFCC, Sinclair sits on the board of a group called The Emergent Fund, which has donated tens of thousands to the violent Black Lives Matter movement.

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VIDEO AND FULL TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT TRUMP COMMENTS ON CHARLOTTESVILLE; VOWS FEDERAL RESPONSE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump on Monday issued statement from the White House about the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. last weekend after white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, resulting in one death and dozens of injuries.

Following is the complete transcript of his remarks:

PRESIDENT TRUMP:

“Thank you.

I’m in Washington today to meet with my economic team about trade policy and major tax cuts and reform. We are renegotiating trade deals and making them good for the American worker. And it’s about time.

Our economy is now strong. The stock market continues to hit record highs. Unemployment is at a 16-year low and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. Companies are moving back to the United States and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. We have already created over one million jobs since I took office. We will be discussing economic issues in greater detail later this afternoon.

But based on the events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, I would like to provide the nation with an update on the ongoing federal response to the horrific attack and violence that was witnessed by everyone. I just met with F.B.I. Director Christopher Wray, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others.

To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered. As I said on Saturday, we condemn, in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America.

And as I have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws. We all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God.

We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty, that bring us together as Americans.

Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution.

Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America. Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer, was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers and our love.

We also mourn the two Virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country. Troopers Jay Cullen and Berke Bates exemplify the very best of America and our hearts go out to their families, their friends and every member of American law enforcement.

These three fallen Americans embody the goodness and decency of our nation. In times such as these, America has always shown its true character. Responding to hate with love, division with unity and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice.

As a candidate I promised to restore law and order to our country and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. We will spare no resource in fighting so that every American child can grow up free from violence and fear.

We will defend and protect the sacred rights of all Americans, and we will work together so that every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams, in their hearts, and to express the love and joy in their souls.

Thank you. God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you very much.”

Click link below for full video of the president’s speech courtesy Associated Press:

https://static01.nyt.com/video/players/offsite/index.html?videoId=100000005363413

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MORE TO COME: WHITE NATIONALISTS SAY CHARLOTTESVILLE ‘JUST THE BEGINNING’

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Organizers behind last weekend’s White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia say the event, which led to rioting, one death and dozens more injured, was just the beginning and that they have plan on pulling back their efforts, despite President Trump’s call on Monday for a federal crackdown.

The University of Florida confirmed on Monday that “white rights” leader Richard Spencer has sought permission to speak there next month. Also on Monday, white nationalist Preston Wiginton said he is planning a “White Lives Matter” rally at Texas A&M University to be held sometime in September.

“We’re going to be more active than ever before,” Matthew Heimbach, a leader in the white nationalist movement, said Monday.

Violence at the event erupted on Saturday after James Alex Fields Jr. was charged with killing a woman by driving his car into a group of counter-protesters at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Fields, 20, was held without bail on murder charges. Before the attack Fields was photographed at the rally wearing a shield bearing the emblem of the white nationalist Vanguard America, though the group has denied that he was a member.

“It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Robert Armengol, who was on scene for a live podcast he hosts with students at the University of Virginia. “After that it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running.”

Speaking at the White House, President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the violence and vowed “swift” federal response.

“Racism is evil,” Trump said at the White House. “And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

“I just met with FBI director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Department of Justice has opened a civil-rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others,” the president added. “To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held accountable. Justice will be delivered.”

Despite the president’s condemnation of the event, Jeff Schoep, director of the White Nationalist movement said Charlottesville praised the efforts of the protesters, but also condemned the violence that occurred at the rally. “Any time someone loses their life it’s unfortunate,” he said.

Schoep went on to say that inadequate police protection and counter-demonstrators were to blame for the violence and that white nationalists will not be deterred from planning future demonstrations or their efforts to preserve their southern heritage.

“It’s an assault on American freedoms. Today it’s Confederate monuments. Tomorrow it may be the Constitution or the American flag,” Schoep said.

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