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Fox News Op-ed: The Trump army must march to the polls in 2018 and send a message to Democrats

By David N. Bossie | Fox News March 1, 2018

The announcement that President Trump has hired 2016 Trump campaign veteran Brad Parscale to manage his 2020 re-election effort is a master stroke of genius that accomplishes many objectives.

First of all, I know Brad well having worked with him during the 2016 campaign. He’s smart, he knows how to win, and he knows how the candidate works. He’s also a genius when it comes to digital and online communications, a space that all campaigns will focus more and more on in 2018, 2020, and beyond.

The timing of the Parscale roll-out is very savvy in that it eviscerates the fake news that pops up in the mainstream media from time to time speculating that perhaps the president would not seek re-election. This story is now dead as a doornail; President Donald J. Trump will be the Republican nominee for president in 2020 with an outstanding record of conservative accomplishments to run on.

It also sends the unequivocal signal that President Trump enjoys leading our great country that he loves, that he’s ready to fight for a second term, and that he is determined to see his entire Make America Great Again agenda enacted.

At two years and eight months until November 2020, can anyone question the president’s resolve and purpose when it comes to making the case to the American people for another four years?


The Hill: Bossie Op-ed: IG is our best hope for criminal investigation of Clinton dealings

During the summer of 2015, I called for an impartial nonpartisan special counsel to be appointed to investigate Hillary Clinton's private email server and related matters. It was clear to me that Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the time had a conflict of interest because President Clinton appointed her as United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York in 1999.

How does a political appointee like Lynch fairly investigate her party’s own frontrunner for president who also happens to be Bill Clinton’s spouse? My suspicions were correct. We now see that President Obama’s Justice Department was in the tank for Hillary Clinton all along. Since then, many lawmakers also have called for a special counsel for the Clinton case.

The secret tarmac meeting between Attorney General Lynch and President Clinton as Hillary’s email server investigation was reaching critical mass smacked of obstruction of justice. For me, it put an exclamation point on her obvious conflict with regard to investigating the Clintons. That this troubling episode didn’t trigger a special counsel told me all I needed to know. It seemed the fix was in for Hillary. I knew it. Donald Trump knew it. And tens of millions of Americans knew it.

Since then, we’ve learned that former FBI Director James Comey’s highly suspect public announcement that Clinton would not be prosecuted was just window dressing designed to fool the American people. Now we know that fateful decision was already being baked months before. Americans are right to be outraged when they see a person cleared of criminal wrongdoing before being questioned by law enforcement. This is preferential treatment by the elites, for the elites.


Bossie Op-Ed: Team Trump should prosecute California attorney general who won't enforce immigration law

The recent announcement by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra that he will prosecute any California employer that cooperates with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") in the enforcement of federal immigration law deserves a swift and hard-hitting response by federal law enforcement officials.  U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should throw the proverbial book at Becerra by having him arrested and charged, at a minimum, with conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

When then-Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio stood up to the Obama Administration’s lax immigration enforcement policy, the United States Department of Justice under Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s stewardship showed no hesitancy in prosecuting him for criminal contempt charges. Arpaio was subsequently convicted and but for President Trump's pardon, he might well be in jail today.

The shoe is now on the other foot. On Thursday, Becerra responded to reports that ICE was stepping up its presence in California by issuing an ultimatum to California employers – either refuse to cooperate with ICE or be prosecuted under California's new sanctuary state law that imposes fines of up to $10,000 against any employer that voluntarily provides federal immigration officials with information relevant to an employee’s immigration status.

Just as Mr. Becerra thumbs his nose at U.S. homeland security officials, recent polling indicates that upwards of 76 percent of the American people want more ICE officers hired. Furthermore, a whopping 82 percent want tougher laws against illegal immigrants who commit criminal acts. The U.S. House of Representatives has done its part by passing "Kate’s Law" and "The No Sanctuary For Criminals Act" last summer. If it weren’t for the obstructionist Democrats in the U.S. Senate led by Chuck "Shutdown" Schumer, these measures would likely already be the law of the land.


Fox New Op-Ed: Hey Republicans, if you want to avoid a government shutdown, it's time to go it alone without Democrats

It’s time for Republicans in the U.S. House to take decisive action without delay on the issues of immigration reform and government funding that will prevent a government shutdown Friday night.    

The House should debate and vote on a two-year budget bill backed by the White House that increases military funding. It should do the same on the Securing America’s Future Act introduced by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.

As the immigration and budget negotiations unfold, the conservative majority in the House should not sit idly by and play victim. Over the past year, the Democrats have shown no genuine interest in working with President Trump or the Republican majority in Congress on any issue. The truth is that the Democrats desperately want a government shutdown.

Anyone who thinks that top congressional Democrats – Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Minority Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois – are negotiating in good faith on immigration or the budget should take a mental health test.

The delusional obstructionists in charge of the Democratic Party have no problem with allowing our military to twist in the wind if they don’t get the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) fix that they want on their terms. Everyone in America knows that’s not how negotiating works.

Citizens who reside in states represented by Democratic Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Jon Tester on Montana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sherrod Brown of Ohio – and other Democrats who are on the ballot this year – fully understand that the position of Washington liberals on DACA is out of touch with reality.

The DACA program was created by an executive order issued by President Obama in 2012 and allows about 700,000 illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to temporarily remain in the country. President Trump has said he will end the program in March unless Congress passes legislation to continue it, coupled with immigration reforms and more funding for border security.

Now it’s time for Republicans to move forward without the Democrats. The American people want the issues of immigration and the budget resolved and President Trump was put in charge to handle it.


Fox News Op-ed: Bossie - Mark Zuckerberg and liberals seek to weaken bail system that keeps us safe

For any liberal to entertain winning the Democratic nomination for president these days, there are some important boxes to be checked, including taking on America’s system of law and order. Now Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has begun checking the boxes.

Zuckerberg has hired Hillary Clinton’s pollster. He’s hired Barack Obama’s campaign manager. He’s even visited the first presidential caucus state of Iowa. And he’s pandering to the left’s machine by funding a campaign that aims to get rid of our nation’s bail system.

In the dangerous push to end our current bail system, liberals like Zuckerberg are arguing that people across America are being wrongly held in jail because they can’t afford to post bail. This is ridiculous. Our bail system is in place to keep law-abiding Americans safe and to ensure that a person accused of a crime actually appears in court so justice is served.

States that have attempted to pass bail reform policies are seeing the failures of unsecured release up close. Harris County in Texas is fighting a federal lawsuit claiming its bail schedule is unconstitutional and that it keeps poor people in jail.

Chief U.S. District Judge Lee H. Rosenthal issued a federal order requiring Harris County to make immediate changes to its pretrial release system. The order requires the sheriff’s office to release anyone charged with a misdemeanor offense on unsecured release within 24 hours.

According to Harris County data since the order took effect, 32 percent of defendants released on unsecured bond have failed to appear for court, compared to only 4 percent released on a surety bond. Failures to appear cause havoc and long delays in the criminal justice system. Justice cannot be served if the accused does not appear for court.


The Hill: Bossie: It's time for a special counsel on Hillary Clinton's Russia scandal

When the story broke in April 2015 that the Obama administration, with the help of Hillary Clinton’s State Department, paved the way for Russia to gain control of 20 percent of America’s uranium, it sent shock waves through the halls of power in Washington. It caused red flags to go up and raised scores of questions with enormous implications.

Many people wondered why the United States would give Russia and Vladimir Putin a sweetheart deal like this. In the context of the 2016 presidential campaign, the central questions were about the money flowing to the Clinton Foundation, accusations of pay for play with financial benefits for the Clintons winning out over national security concerns, and why the Obama Justice Department seemed to do nothing about it.

There was more than enough smoke for the FBI to investigate official government favors in exchange for big donations to the Clinton Foundation, but agents ran into a hyper-politicized Attorney General in Loretta Lynch, whose public integrity section said it “did not have enough evidence to move forward,” according to to Washington Post in October 2016.


Bossie: The GOP Congress needs to pass tax reform -- or face primaries. Voters have had enough

The American people are frustrated and rightly so. Tens of millions of Americans came together and elected the ultimate political outsider Donald Trump president of the United States in 2016.  This was a continuation of the message sent by voters in 2010 and again in 2014 that Washington, D.C., is broken.  

Now nine months into the reform-minded Trump administration, that feeling of frustration is palpable and growing with each day. It’s growing because Republican leaders in Congress can’t seem to get their act together to keep their promises to the American people and pass the president’s conservative reform agenda. The Republican majority is Congress is not enormous but it’s large enough to pass the big ticket items that virtually every member of the House and Senate caucuses has supported and campaigned on over the years.

Republicans across the board have been in agreement on the need to repeal and replace the disaster that is ObamaCare for seven years. Now it appears that senators like John McCain would rather stab their constituents in the back than make good on a campaign promise. John McCain doesn’t like President Trump and everyone knows it, but he let his spite get in the way of doing what is right for America. Senator McCain’s decision to oppose Graham-Cassidy and kill Republican health care efforts smacks of a typical career Washington politician who has become a poster boy for congressional term limits. The American people are sick and tired of politicians who say one thing and do another.

I sincerely hope that history does not repeat itself with tax reform. Republican Senator Bob Corker has long supported tax reform for his overtaxed constituents in Tennessee. His constituents sent him to Washington to now deliver on the conservative agenda that eluded them during the Obama years. Tennesseans delivered their electoral votes to Donald Trump with an overwhelming 61 percent of the vote.

Tennesseans want Senator Corker and the Republican majority in Congress to pass tax reform this year. Presidents and Senators of the same party can have public spats, but at the end of the day, the agenda and promises made to the people must carry the day. There is a direct correlation between how much of President Trump’s agenda Congress can pass with how many incumbents will face conservative primary challenges around the country in 2018. The American people have had enough; get something done that you promised us or we’re going to find someone to take your place. It’s common sense.

Incumbent Republicans in Congress need something to run on and I would recommend tax reform. Your constituents demand it and will appreciate it. This is America after all, where hard work and success are rewarded.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.

Bossie: The Hill: Establishment will pay at polls if Congress kills Trump's agenda

This week marks the ninth anniversary of the enactment of the federal government’s infamous $700 billion bank bailout known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program. From the moment President George W. Bush signed the bill into law on Oct. 3, 2008, politics in America would never be the same. Our government’s willingness to bailout our nation’s leading financial institutions, the most wealthy and powerful among us, at hardworking taxpayer’s expense, kickstarted a new era of politics in America that started with the formation of the Tea Party in 2009 and culminated with the election of the ultimate political outsider, Donald Trump, as president in 2016. Fast forward to October 2017 and the movement continues with more ferocity than ever, because it seems Washington still hasn’t gotten the message.

The 2008 bailout serves as an exclamation point for the forgotten men and women in America, exemplified by the working folks in the Rust Belt, that Washington politicians in both parties were no longer looking out for their interests. The election of radical leftist and big government advocate President Obama only exacerbated the problem as the anti-Washington coalition of voters began to take shape in 2009. At the time of the bailout and Obama’s first election, our national debt stood at a once unthinkable $10 trillion.

When the ObamaCare nightmare deemed and passed Congress, at the time led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, in March 2010 using questionable means, that was enough to pave the way for the election of change agents senators like Mike Lee and Rand Paul, with Ted Cruz following them shortly thereafter. While those victories were consequential, the Washington establishment was still determined to operate business as usual. Republicans went ahead and nominated Mitt Romney, who couldn’t appeal to the growing anti-Washington voters in the electoral vote rich states that mattered. Congress continued to pass unreadable spending bills worth billions and billions of dollars with little meaningful debate.


Bossie: The Las Vegas attack's unsung heroes - say a prayer of thanks for our first responders

Monday was a dark day in American history.   The massacre of innocence in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and more than 500 wounded and injured at the hands of a shooter perched on the 32nd floor of a high rise casino hotel is a real-life nightmare that reminds us that there is "pure evil" in the world. 

President Trump delivered a stirring tribute to those who perished as well as the unsung heroes of the Las Vegas massacre. First responders ran toward an active shooter situation that became a mass casualty event. As scores of terrified concert goers ran for their lives, police, fire, and other emergency personnel acted quickly to subdue the gunman and treat the wounded.

Today we should all stop and say a prayer of thanks for our police men and women - the thin blue line – who quietly and without fanfare, go about their jobs knowing that a tragedy may come their way at any moment. We’ve already started hearing the stories about the bravery of those who sacrificed their lives so others might live as concert goers responded to the call of their fellow citizens in need.

Sunday night unthinkable tragedy came to Vegas and our first responders, police, fire, and emergency workers, stepped up with extraordinary valor and their acts of courage saved lives. As a volunteer firefighter/EMT in Maryland for over fifteen years, I know that the scene from last night's attack will be seared into the minds of the first responders for the rest of their lives. When these American heroes arrived at the scene, little did they know that they would be entering a war zone with a battlefield of dead and wounded. These first responders didn't think twice, they went to work - just like they always do. These unthinkable images will have a deep psychological impact on the police and first responders who found themselves on the front line of terror. They deserve our deepest gratitude.

Now the doctors and nurses and hospital workers will work around the clock to saves lives and heal the wounded. Like New York City, Sandy Hook, Boston, Orlando, and others before, the Las Vegas community will rise to the occasion and come together. Americans from around the country will hold them up in prayer every step of the way. President Trump will do his part and lead by example as comforter-in-chief when he visits Nevada on Wednesday. His respect for the men and women of law enforcement, fire service, EMS, and hospital medical staff is apparent and that makes me very proud of our president.

These are the dark times when petty partisan politics and the left's desperate assault on the 2nd Amendment should take a back seat. All of us should be reflecting about what is truly important in our lives and in our country instead.

When violent events take place, when horrific acts unfold in any town at any moment in our country, I am grateful for our everyday heroes, our first responders and leaders like President Trump and Vice President Pence who take time to honor their service.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.

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New op-ed from Citizens United: CFPB chief Cordray thinks he's above the law

CFPB chief Cordray thinks he’s above the law – no surprise since his Pelosi-created agency is too

Everyone knows you can’t run for Governor of Ohio and head up an agency of the United States government at the same time.  Then why is Richard Cordray, the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), doing just that? 

It was recently reported that a state judge in Ohio by the name of Bill O’Neill was asked by a friend of Cordray’s if he would stay out of the race for governor if Cordray became an official candidate.  This is a campaign maneuver that’s regularly employed in order to mitigate headaches in an upcoming race.  In this case, Cordray is trying to limit the number of primary challengers he would face in the upcoming Democrat primary election next spring.

This is an outrage and another example of a liberal elitist who thinks the law doesn’t apply to him.  Engaging in this type of political activity is a clear violation of the Hatch Act and the allegations should be investigated by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel without delay. 

According to the Special Counsel’s “Guide to the Hatch Act for Federal Employees,” a covered employee:  “May not be a candidate for nomination or election to public office in a partisan election” and “may not use his or her official authority or influence to interfere with or affect the result of an election.” I’m glad to see that the Republican Governor’s Association has filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for relevant documents.  RGA should be prepared to file a FOIA lawsuit if the CFPB doesn’t comply in a timely manner.  Hardworking American taxpayers - including the millions of Ohioans who fall into this category - should demand that Cordray come clean and resign or state publicly that he won’t be a candidate.  President Trump could also fire him if he believes that Cordray is playing politics on taxpayer time.

It’s not surprising that Cordray thinks he’s above the law since the agency he leads was set up in exactly that fashion.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not subject to traditional congressional oversight and is currently being threatened with contempt of Congress for not fully complying with committee subpoenas.  It was a Nancy Pelosi-led Congress that structured CFPB’s budget so it’s not subject to the congressional appropriations process. 

The CFPB was created because of the disastrous Dodd-Frank law and specializes in job-killing regulations.  Congress should place it on the ash heap of history or drastically reform it so that the agency can be forever defunded.  Regardless of his campaign timetable, Cordray’s five-year term ends in July 2018 and he ought to be remembered as the first and last director of this agency that exists to stifle American economic growth.  At the end of the day, Dodd-Frank and the CFPB were Obama-era mistakes and along with ObamaCare, big reasons why Republicans won control of Congress after the 2010 midterm elections.

Cordray is likely delaying his resignation so that he can continue to draw his nice taxpayer-funded salary as long as possible, since he would become an unemployed full-time candidate once he comes out of the shadows and starts running officially.  The Democrat candidates already running for the Ohio governor’s mansion should turn up the heat on Cordray and tell him that he can’t have it both ways. 

When Richard Cordray does finally return to Ohio, he might be surprised by what he finds.  President Donald Trump carried the Buckeye State by a whopping eight points running against the anemic Obama economy that Cordray himself helped create.  Make no mistake about it - the Ohio voters who helped propel Donald Trump to the presidency fully understand this fact.

David N. Bossie is President of Citizens United, a Fox News Contributor and the former Deputy Campaign Manager for Donald Trump for President.

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