Trump-Hating Beltway Pundits Insult Jews by Invoking Holocaust to Criticize Border Enforcement

Joel Pollak at Birkenau (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

By Joel B. Pollak

Beltway pundits who dislike President Donald Trump seem to agree that the Holocaust is now fair game when it comes to attacking the administration’s immigration policies.

On Friday, left-wing hosts on MSNBC, such as Joe Scarborough, compared U.S. Border Patrol agents to “Nazis.” The White House objected, but others continued.

Former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele referred to the facilities used to detain and shelter illegal alien children as “concentration camps for kids” and warned that the Trump administration could target the children of U.S. citizens as well.

It was not the first time Steele has abused the Holocaust: in 2006, as lieutenant governor of Maryland, he had to apologize for comparing stem cell research to Nazi experiments on humans.

Over the weekend, retired General Michael Hayden, who served as Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief in the Bush administration, and as National Security Agency (NSA) chief in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, tweeted an image of the death camp of Birkenau as a comment on Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration, which often results in the children of arrested migrants being held separately and sent to shelters.

Hayden was hailed by Trump’s critics — but criticized by other observers, such as Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, who called his tweet “a form of Holocaust denial.”

Hayden tried to defend his use of the image on CNN on Monday morning, saying he wanted to “grab people’s attention.” He apologized, somewhat: “If I overachieved [sic] by comparing it to Birkenau, I apologize to anyone who may have felt offended,” he told CNN.

The Holocaust analogy is deeply offensive to Jews, six million of whom were murdered by the Nazis merely for being Jews. They had not crossed an international border illegally; in many cases they were patriotic citizens of Germany and other nations that collaborated in their murder.

When the U.S. Border Patrol separates children from parents who are arrested, it is to protect the children, and help them, with the intention of reuniting them with their families. When the guards at death camps like Birkenau separated children, it was to lead them to the gas chambers.

Not to be outdone, First Lady Laura Bush “>wrote an op-ed in Monday’s Washington Post comparing Trump’s policy to the internment of Japanese-Americans in World War II. They were citizens of the U.S.

Citing atrocity, falsely, not only makes civil debate impossible, but insults Jews and others who have been the real victims of historic injustice.

Devin Nunes: DOJ Document Deadline | Rosenstein’s Impeachment | More Campaign Spies | Wray

Devin Nunes joins Maria Bartiromo on Fox News Sunday Morning Futures to discuss DOJ Document deadline by wed this week or there weill be “hell to pay”, The Washington Post story about more spy’s in the Trump campaign? What to do with Rosenstein? Contempt or Impeachment? Paul Ryan, Trey Gowdy, Roger Stone, I.G. Report, Horowitz, Strzok, China, and so much more!

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FARRELL – IG REPORT SHOWS OBAMA RAN FBI OPERATION AGAINST TRUMP

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By Rick Wells

Judicial Watch’s Chris Farrell says the IG report on FBI malfeasance in the sham Clinton Probe shows Obama was running the covert operation from the White House…

In welcoming Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch to his program, Lou Dobbs makes what may be his most understated observation of the year, that President Trump “has been very constrained with this Justice Department and FBI,” asking for his opinion on the President’s comments as to whether or not Comey should be locked up. Of course there’s no reason to stop with Comey or to exclude present DOJ and FBI leadership.

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Trump doesn’t want to tie his own hands by calling for Comey to be locked up, but certainly he’s labeling him a criminal, which the content of the IG report reinforces. Farrell notes that the report itself contains useful information as to the nature of some of the improprieties, illegalities and potential illegalities that occurred. He says, “It’s weak, it loses its horsepower when it comes to recommendations. It’s a standard IG cover up document from that perspective, it’s not hard-hitting.”

Dobbs interrupts to give credit to Farrell as the only one of his many guests who correctly predicted the watered-down product that would be the result of this process, noting his earlier statements that “the Inspector General’s office is where truth goes to die.” Farrell describes IGs as being universally, “departments of cover ups, that’s what they do.”

Farrell references “Incredible commentary from Lisa Page asserting that everything that they were doing was being coordinated or is being briefed to the ‘president,’ meaning Mr. Obama. So this reaches back into the Obama White House, without any doubt or any sort of waffling. The Obama White House owns this, this is their activity. These crooked, dirty FBI agents and attorneys were coordinating their operations with the Obama White House.”

Farrell also notes what he calls a “startling admission by the character who is named as attorney number 2, where he says that there are legal documents with his name all over it…investigating President Trump’s staff” written the day after the election.

Farrell says, “This is a stop the presses moment. We’ve got the ‘president’ of the United States, Obama, wrapped up in this investigation, according to Lisa Page, and you have an FBI attorney talking about how he was investigating the president’s staff the day after the election.”

DOJ IG Report: Humiliation for FBI ‘Trump’s Supporters Are All Poor, Uneducated, Lazy POS’ ‘Crazies Won’ ‘We have to fight this again’ in 4 Years ‘Also Pence is stupid’

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By Joshua Caplan

The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General report on the FBI handling of the Clinton email investigation reveals a bureau staffer made remarks attacking the “Deplorables,” the voters who elected Donald Trump.

On November 9, 2016, one day after the 2016 presidential election, an FBI staffer disparaged Trump voters to “FBI Attorney 2,” according to exchanges published in the report.

10:43:46, FBI Employee: “I’m very upset.”
10:43:47, FBI Employee: “haha”
10:51:48, FBI Attorney 2: “I am so stressed about what I could have done differently.”
10:54:29, FBI Employee: “Don’t stress. None of that mattered.”
10:54:31, FBI Employee: “The FBI’s influence.”
10:59:36, FBI Attorney 2: “I don’t know. We broke the momentum.”
11:00:03, FBI Employee: “That is not so.”
11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”

Moments later, the attorney lamented how a Trump presidency would erase would erase the Obama administration’s legislative achievements.

“I just can’t imagine the systematic disassembly of the progress we made over the last 8 years. ACA is gone,” the attorney said.

“Who knows if the rhetoric about deporting people, walls, and crap is true. I honestly feel like there is going to be a lot more gun issues, too, the crazies won finally. This is the tea party on steroids. And the GOP is going to be lost, they have to deal with an incumbent in 4 years. We have to fight this again.”

“Also Pence is stupid,” added the attorney.

When Justice Department investigators asked if the comments demonstrated a political bias, the attorney said, “personal political feelings or beliefs… in no way impacted” the staffer’s work undertaken on either the Clinton email probe or the Russia investigation.

‘Viva Le Resistance’: Mueller attorney removed over anti-Trump texts…

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By Chuck Ross

An FBI attorney who worked on the special counsel’s Russia investigation until earlier this year sent anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, including one exclaiming: “Viva le Resistance.”

The attorney’s comments are revealed in a Justice Department inspector general’s report released on Thursday.

The lawyer is not identified, but he worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation and was the FBI’s lead attorney on the investigation into Russian election interference. He was assigned to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation soon after it began in May 2017 and left in late February of this year after some of his private messages were shared with the special counsel.

The inspector general’s report focuses on instant messages that the attorney exchanged with a colleague about the Clinton and Russia probes. (RELATED: ‘Willingness’ To Impact The Election: IG’s Clinton Report Is Loaded With Bombshells)

“I am numb,” the attorney wrote on Nov. 9, 2016, the day after President Trump’s election.

“I am so stressed about what I could have done differently,” the lawyer continued, apparently referring to the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email probe.

The attorney’s messages show that he was distressed at the FBI’s decision in October 2016 to re-open the investigation into Clinton’s emails. Democrats have claimed that decision hurt Clinton at the polls.

The FBI lawyer also suggested that he would work to resist the Trump administration.

“Is it making you rethink your commitment to the Trump administration?” one FBI lawyer wrote on Nov. 22, 2016.

“Hell no. Viva le resistance,” the future Mueller attorney responded.

During interviews with the office of the inspector general, the lawyer claimed that his “personal political feelings or beliefs … in no way impacted” his work on the Clinton or Russia investigations.

The lawyer did acknowledge that the messages created the perception of anti-Trump bias. He told investigators that he “can understand the, the perception issues that come from” the Nov. 22, 2016 exchange.

The special counsel’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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