When Nikolas Cruz opened fire on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 students and staff, the media immediately blamed guns and the NRA, despite evidence that there were numerous ignored red flags leading up to that fateful day, including indications of Cruz's mental illness and violent tendencies. Newer revelations now show that Obama-era discipline directives may also be culpable for their failure to have prevented the shooting.

The legal storms surrounding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — who is facing possible criminal charges related to lying under oath about leaks he made to the Wall Street Journal in 2016 — are intensifying. The ousted McCabe may wind up facing criminal charges for the possible obstruction of justice issues underlying those leaks. And as more comes to light, he may face other charges, as well.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted three studies in the 1990s showing that about 2.5 million Americans use guns in self-defense every year. But the studies were never published.

This writer and The New American would like to take this moment to honor Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey along with the other 40 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice already this year.

On Thursday — one day after almost a dozen GOP House members sent a referral for criminal investigation of former FBI Director James Comey, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Hillary Clinton, and others — the DOJ’s Office of Inspector General sent its own criminal referral to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington naming McCabe.

 

 

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