FBI Director James Comey Confirms Russia Investigation
The FBI is investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, including potential links with the Trump campaign, FBI Director James Comey said Monday, March 20.
Speaking before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said that he had been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm the investigation publicly “in an extraordinary step” since the agency does not typically do so with open investigations.
“I have been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI, as part out our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election and that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Drumpf campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts,” he said.
National Security Agency Director and Adm. Mike Rogers is also expected to testify about Russian interference in the American election process.
Comey is also was questioned about whether President Drumpf’s claim on Twitter that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower prior to the 2016 election is true.
This North Carolina “HB2 Law” has not sat well with me.
Some of you may know the reasons behind my feelings.
Aside from being a proud member of the LGBT community, I was taught that America was the land of opportunity and the we are all created equal.
The second paragraph in the Declaration of Independence states,
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
Yet, here we are, in the 21st century, bickering about the triviality of which bathroom people should use.
Seems it has become fashionable now to direct hate and discrimination unto a group of citizens who have very frequently been at this receiving end for most of their lives.
I posted a video about this on Facebook a couple of days ago.
THIS EXPLAINS WHY THIS ISSUE IS SO IMPORTANT
This morning a FB “friend” commented:
I hope and pray North Carolina wins.
I asked why he thought that.
Men have no right going in women’s bathrooms.
If you have a penis swinging between your legs, stay out.
God doesn’t make mistakes and any that believe he does will know at the end of time.
Then how can you say you have faith or even believe in God. You’re saying he messed up. It’s impossible for him to make mistakes.
I’m a psychotherapist I have the book … the DSM-5.
I know that God doesn’t make mistakes and just because people want to say inside I’m a man or a woman doesn’t make it so.
Good luck to you, and I will pray for you.
I disagree! Your thinking seems to be very narrow and lacks compassion for those experiencing these feelings (trapped in the wrong body) and seems too cut and dry.
The new DSM eliminates the term “gender identity disorder,” long considered stigmatizing by mental health specialists and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists. That old diagnosis meant that a man who believed he was destined to be a woman was considered mentally ill. No longer so.
Oh, now I know … Pastor at New Life Apostolic.
Now I understand. TY … but I don’t need you prayers!!
I think I’m hitting the “blocked” button soon.
“I hope and pray that the DOJ wins.”
Let the video speak for itself.
He’s still at it.
This is my last comment.
“I’m not questioning your right to live any life style or believe what you want according to the men of this world. In that manner you’re correct. You can do what ever you want.
God’s ways are not man’s ways according to the bible. When man gets his hands on what God intends to be holy, clean, and righteous, it become dirty, corrupt, and sinful. So, if you want to live according to what men say is okay and not what God says that’s your choice.
In the garden it was Adam & Eve, not Adam & Steve.
God meant for a relationship between a man and a woman for procreation. With that said kind of hard to do if in my mind I should be a woman and I’m really a man.
The Department of Justice has sued the state of North Carolina over HB2, the controversial “bathroom bill” enacted in March.
In impassioned remarks Monday afternoon, May 9, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch blasted the law as “state-sponsored discrimination,” compared the law to segregation provisions of yore, and spoke directly to transgender people from a lectern at the Justice Department.
“This action is about a great deal more than bathrooms. This is about the dignity and the respect that we accord our fellow citizens,” she said. “It’s about the founding ideals that have led this country, haltingly but inexorably, in the direction of fairness, inclusion, and equality for all Americans.”
Lynch, who is a North Carolina native, placed HB2 on a continuum with state reactions against civil-rights progress, from Jim Crow to Brown v. Board of Education. She pointed out that just a few decades ago, black people were also barred from using certain bathrooms.
“Let me speak now directly to the people of the great state, the beautiful state, my home state of North Carolina,” she said. “You have been told that this law protects vulnerable populations from harm. That is just not the case. What this law does is inflict further indignity for a population that has already suffered far more than its far share. This law provides no benefit to society, and all it does is harm innocent Americans.”
“Let us learn from our history and avoid repeating the mistakes of our past,” she said. “Let us reflect on the obvious: State-sanctioned discrimination never works, and it never looks good in retrospect.”
The lawsuit is the culmination of a week of heated exchanges.