Required Reading – June 21 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Solomon: FBI, warned early and often that Manafort file might be fake, used it anyway

“When the final chapter of the Russia collusion caper is written, it is likely two seminal documents the FBI used to justify investigating Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign will turn out to be bunk. And the behavior of FBI agents and federal prosecutors who promoted that faulty evidence may disturb us more than we now know. The first, the Christopher Steele dossier, has received enormous attention. And the more scrutiny it receives, the more its truthfulness wanes. Its credibility . . .  The second document, known as the ‘black cash ledger,’ remarkably has escaped the same scrutiny, even though its emergence in Ukraine in the summer of 2016 forced Paul Manafort to resign as Trump’s campaign chairman and eventually face U.S. indictment. In search warrant affidavits, the FBI portrayed the ledger as . . .”

Read more at The Hill.

Kirkwood: Europol Report: IS Views Women As Crucial In Jihad, War Against Infidels

“The Islamic State is dramatically increasing not only the visibility of women in its propaganda but also their participation in jihad, a report from the European Union’s police agency says. In drawing that conclusion, the report from Europol details the integral role IS wants them to play in building that murderous organization, and how women are integrated into its terror attacks against the West. Although IS propaganda says women must be covered head-to-toe and that their place is in the home, so to speak, it also recognizes that women play a crucial role in the subversive war against the West and the expansion of the caliphate.”

Read more at The New American.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper: Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that US runs ‘concentration camps’ is absurd and insulting

“Ocasio-Cortez doubled down in a tweet Tuesday, writing: ‘This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying. This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis.’

The congresswoman also sought to make a nonexistent distinction, tweeting Tuesday: ‘And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.’ […] . . . calling Trump a fascist and implying he is following in the footsteps of Nazi Fuhrer Adolf Hitler has no basis in reality. Before others join the chorus proclaiming that President Trump is a Nazi bent on murdering millions of migrants, they would do well to brush up on what actually took place in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.”

Read more at Fox News.

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