Texas Governor Offers $20,000 for Info on ‘Murder’ of Border Patrol Agent

The Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering $20,000 for information on the death of a Border Patrol agent in Texas. One agent was killed and one agent left hospitalized in serious condition after an event on the morning of November, 19, 2017. Border Patrol agents are saying that their brother in service was murdered, though federal agencies are refusing to release any additional information on what occurred.

Breitbart Texas broke the news of the death and injuries to the agents, as well as the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) asserting that the agent was murdered by illegal aliens smashing his skull in with rocks.

The news has caused shockwaves to ripple across the federal agencies involved and the political scenes in both Texas and Washington, DC. The FBI leads the investigation and the agency has refused to release any additional information on what occurred. Calls to officials in a variety of federal agencies result in claims of them not yet being sure what happened; however, Border Patrol agents on the ground are reporting that this is untrue and that the death was a murder. The agents point to the massive law enforcement manhunt and internal Customs and Border Protection (CBP) communications as evidence that findings at the scene of the event revealed an attack did indeed occur.

“We owe a great deal of gratitude to the brave men and women of the United States Border Patrol who serve every day to protect our homeland,” Governor Abbott said in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “Cecilia and I offer our deepest condolences to the families of the agents killed and seriously injured in this attack. As authorities continue their investigation, it is important that they receive any and all information to help apprehend and deliver swift justice to those responsible.”

“The other agent arrived on scene a short time later and was also ambushed and struck in the head with what is believed to have been a rock or rocks,” Judd explained. “These disgusting acts and complete disregard for human life need to stop immediately.”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also expressed his shock at the “attack” on two Border Patrol agents.

“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure[d] border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them,” the senator stated. “We are grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our border agents who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe. I remain fully committed to working with the Border Patrol to provide them with all the resources they need to safeguard our nation.”

Speaking of Martinez’s partner, Cruz said, “We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked.”

President Trump was the first to assert that the incident was an attack. He did so on Twitter. He wrote, “Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”

The second agent is still reported to be in serious condition on Monday afternoon.

Brandon Darby is managing director and editor-in-chief of Breitbart Texas. He co-founded the Cartel Chronicles project with Ildefonso Ortiz and Stephen K. Bannon. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He can be contacted at bdarby@breitbart.com.

Bob Price serves as associate editor and senior political news contributor for Breitbart Texas. He is a founding member of the Breitbart Texas team. Follow him on Twitter @BobPriceBBTXGab, and Facebook.

CBS News, PBS fire Charlie Rose following sexual misconduct allegations

CBS News has fired “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Charlie Rose after the veteran journalist was accused of sexual harassment by several women. PBS also parted ways with Rose shortly after the CBS decision.

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately,” CBS News executives emailed staffers Tuesday in a memo obtained by Fox News.

On Monday, a bombshell report by the Washington Post accused Rose, 75, of making unwanted sexual advances toward at least eight women.

When asked by TMZ Monday night if he would like to comment on the women who have accused him of “wrongdoings,” Rose simply replied, “It’s not wrongdoings.”

CBS News President David Rhodes continued his email to staffers:

“A short time ago we terminated Charlie Rose’s employment with CBS News, effective immediately. This followed the revelation yesterday of extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior said to have revolved around his PBS program.

“Despite Charlie’s important journalistic contribution to our news division, there is absolutely nothing more important, in this or any organization, than ensuring a safe, professional workplace — a supportive environment where people feel they can do their best work. We need to be such a place.

“I’ve often heard that things used to be different. And no one may be able to correct the past. But what may once have been accepted should not ever have been acceptable.

“CBS News has reported on extraordinary revelations at other media companies this year and last. Our credibility in that reporting requires credibility managing basic standards of behavior. That is why we have taken these actions.

“Let’s please remember our obligations to each other as colleagues. We will have human resources support today and every day, and we are organizing more personal and direct training, which you will hear about from senior management shortly.

CBS "This Morning" co-Hosts Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, and Gayle King on December 7th, 2016.

 (CBS)

“I’m deeply disappointed and angry that people were victimized –and that even people not connected with these events could see their hard work undermined. If all of us commit to the best behavior and the best work – that is what we can be known for.”

“CBS This Morning” has been growing rapidly since it launched in 2012, but still struggles to match the viewership of rivals “Today” and “Good Morning America,” while Rose’s show on PBS has aired regularly since 1991.

The morning show — normally hosted by Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King — was down to the two women on Tuesday and the accusations against their colleague was their lead story.

“This has to end,” said O’Donnell.

King said she considered Rose a friend and held him in high regard, but was struggling because “what do you say when someone that you deeply care about has done something so horrible?

“Charlie does not get a pass here.”

– Gayle King

“How do you wrap your brain around that?” she said. “I’m really grappling with that. That said, Charlie does not get a pass here. He doesn’t get a pass from anyone in this room.”

She said that while the story described a Rose she did not know, “I’m also clearly on the side of the women who have been very hurt and damaged by this.”

Rose’s accusers were between 21 and 37 years old at the time of the alleged encounters and the Post noted that there are “striking commonalities” in the accounts of the women. His alleged behavior typically included offering jobs to females and then using his power to put them in uncomfortable positions of a sexual nature. He allegedly would offer women a six-figure position that disappeared once they rejected his advances.

“For all of the women, reporters interviewed friends, colleagues or family members who said the women had confided in them about aspects of the incidents. Three of the eight spoke on the record. Five of the women spoke on the condition of anonymity out of fear of Rose’s stature in the industry, his power over their careers or what they described as his volatile temper,” the Post said in a statement about the bombshell.

CBS This Morning co-hosts (L-R) Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King with Chris Licht, Vice President, programming, CBS News and executive producer, CBS This Morning participate in a panel for CBS News and 'CBS This Morning' during the CBS sessions at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, California July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR35M9Y

None of the women who made accusations against Rose to The Post worked for PBS or CBS.

He has expressed remorse for some of the allegations.

“In my 45 years in journalism, I have prided myself on being an advocate for the careers of the women with whom I have worked,” Rose said in a statement provided to The Post. “Nevertheless, in the past few days, claims have been made about my behavior toward some former female colleagues… It is essential that these women know I hear them and that I deeply apologize for my inappropriate behavior. I am greatly embarrassed.”

Rose continued: “I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. I always felt that I was pursuing shared feelings, even though I now realize I was mistaken.”

Powerful and influential men have been facing allegations of sexual misconduct on a regular basis since disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was outed as a sexual predator with a pair of bombshell reports in The New York Times and New Yorker earlier this year. High-profile media members such as Glenn Thrush, Bill O’Reilly and Mark Halperin have joined celebrities such as Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and a handful of politicians recently accused of sexual misconduct.

Ironically, Rose once appeared as himself on an episode of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” which has been rocked by the accusations against Spacey.

According to the report by Post contributor Irin Carmon and investigative reporter Amy Brittain, one accuser, Reah Bravo, was an intern and then associate producer for Rose’s PBS show beginning in 2007. In various interviews, she detailed unwanted sexual advances from Rose.

“I have behaved insensitively at times, and I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate.”

– Charlie Rose

“It has taken 10 years and a fierce moment of cultural reckoning for me to understand these moments for what they were,” she told The Post. “He was a sexual predator, and I was his victim.”

Another accuser, Kyle Godfrey-Ryan, was Rose’s former assistant and detailed “at least a dozen instances where Rose walked nude in front of her while she worked in one of his New York City homes.” She claims the CBS and PBS star also “repeatedly called” her “at night or early in the morning to describe his fantasies of her swimming naked.”

Megan Creydt worked as a coordinator on the show from 2005 to 2006 and was a colleague of Godfrey-Ryan. She told the Post that Rose “put his hand on my mid-thigh” and understands that other claims are more serious but she was willing to speak to the paper to “support other women who were coming forward.”

The 75-year-old was considered a broadcasting legend and has interviewed everyone from Steve Jobs to Barack Obama. Time magazine named Rose one of its 100 most influential people in 2014 and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg once described him as “one of the most important and influential people in journalism.”

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

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‘US designation of N. Korea as terrorism sponsor is backdoor for military action’

By designating Pyongyang as a state sponsor of terrorism, US President Donald Trump has opened a backdoor for a potential military option to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, under the pretext of “not talking to terrorists,” experts have told RT.

Announcing the news Monday, Trump stressed that this designation “will impose further sanctions and penalties on North Korea and related persons and supports our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the murderous regime.”

The expert community, however, disagrees that further punitive measures against Pyongyang will help foster dialogue between the US and North Korea, considering that the North was removed from the terrorist sponsor list in 2008 as part of the George W. Bush administration’s push for progress in denuclearization talks.

“This is going to make the diplomatic pathway that much further away… and I’m afraid it is not going to help the situation,” Sourabh Gupta, an Asia-Pacific strategic and economic policy specialist, told RT. “It is just a little further step more which is paving the way for military action. It just makes the path to diplomacy that much more harder to get to. Even talks about talks regarding talks to get to the negotiating table are stuck at this point in time. These sort of labels will provide no assistance whatsoever.”

“I believe the reason why we’re seeing this it at this point in time is more connected to the fact that the United States is frustrated that it can’t effectuate the change it wants to see in North Korea without the military action. Military action isn’t an option, and so it wants to appear like it is taking further action, but this idea of additional sanctions is probably a bit hollow because there are so many actions now in place that I don’t see it adding that much more to the depth to make a difference,” Eric Sirotkin, a human rights lawyer, told RT.

Experts also dispute Washington’s claim that North Korea sponsors international terrorism. The only case that could arguably back up this claim, Gupta believes, could be the assassination of Kim Jong-nam – the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – who was killed on February 13.

“I assume he has done so primarily because of the attack Kim Jong-un coordinated on his half-brother, regarding killing him in Malaysia airport using a banned chemical agent,” Gupta said, at the same time stressing that this was “something that has been in the works for quite a long time… There has been the political desire in Washington to move down this route.”

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Sirotkin meanwhile believes there’s no evidence which would justify the Trump administration placing Pyongyang on its blacklist.

“The banter about the term terrorism a lot because it gets people afraid. It is the buzz word since the Cold War to justify certain military actions and other actions. But frankly, the designation violates the very law that it said to be based upon, which requires there to be repeated support for state-sponsored international acts of terrorism,” Sirotkin told RT. “By doing that we’re faced with a situation where there is not that kind of evidence against North Korea. We can disagree with their human rights; we can believe in non-proliferation of nuclear weapons but in reality that does not meet the definition.”

While Pyongyang has not yet formally responded to Washington’s designation of it as a state sponsor of terrorism, experts believe that the tensions on the Korean Peninsula will only get worse.

“I feel in the next couple of months the situation is going to get very, very hard, simply because the current Trump administration believes that its leverage gets negated when North Korea has an ICBM with a deliverable nuclear warhead,” Gupta told RT. “So there is the belief, and I would say a wrongful belief, that there is still a military option left.”

READ MORE: US to ‘pay dearly’ if it re-includes N. Korea in terrorism sponsors blacklist – official

“It is a backdoor way to try to prevent dialogue and diplomacy… and to maintain the instability that is going on there,”Sirotkin said. “It is not constructive; it does not lead to dialogue. You don’t do name calling and labeling and then say, ‘hey, do you want to talk?’ It is an effort to demean and isolate, and perhaps just not talking to them, because, ‘We don’t talk to terrorists.’”

Courtesy: RT

US nuclear general says would resist ‘illegal’ Trump strike order

Amid rising nuclear tensions with North Korea and concern over the potential for war, the top U.S. nuclear commander said on Saturday that he would resist President Donald Trump if he ordered an “illegal” launch of nuclear weapons.

Air Force General John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), told an audience at the Halifax International Security Forum in Nova Scotia, Canada that he had thought a lot about what to say if he received such an order.

“I think some people think we’re stupid,” Hyten said in response to a question about such a scenario, reports Reuters. “We’re not stupid people. We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it?”

Hyten, who is responsible for overseeing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, detailed the process that would follow such a command.

As head of STRATCOM “I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do,” he said in his remarks, which were retransmitted in a video posted on the forum’s Facebook page.

“And if it’s illegal, guess what’s going to happen? I‘m going to say, ‘Mr. President, that’s illegal.’ And guess what he’s going to do? He’s going to say, ‘What would be legal?’ And we’ll come up with options, of a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that’s the way it works. It’s not that complicated.”

Hyten said running through scenarios of how to react in the event of an illegal order was standard practice, and added: “If you execute an unlawful order, you will go to jail. You could go to jail for the rest of your life.”

The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on Hyten’s remarks.

The general’s comments came after U.S. lawmakers, including some Republicans, expressing concern about Trump’s authority to wage war using nuclear weapons.

Trump has traded insults with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and threatened in his maiden United Nations address to “totally destroy” the country of 26 million people if it threatened America.

Some senators want legislation to alter the nuclear authority of the U.S. president and a Senate committee on Tuesday held the first congressional hearing in more than four decades on the president’s authority to launch a nuclear strike.

Courtesy: Fox News

Lena Dunham apologizes for defending ‘Girls’ writer-producer accused of raping underage actress

Lena Dunham apologized Saturday for defending a male writer and executive producer on her TV show “Girls” who is accused of raping an actress when she was 17.

In a new statement Dunham issued on Twitter, she said that she’d “naively believed” sharing her opinion of the situation from her vantage point “was important.” But she now understood “that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward” and said “I am so sorry.”

“Every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard, fully and completely, and our relationship to the accused should not be part of the calculation anyone makes when examining her case,” Dunham wrote in regards to the statment she made Friday. “We apologize to any woman who have been disappointed.”

Shortly after being posted, the tweet was briefly taken down from the site before reappearing shortly thereafter.

According to The Wrap, “Passengers” actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report alleging that Murray Miller sexually assaulted her after a night out in Los Angeles in 2012.

“I woke up in Murray’s bed naked,” Perrineau said in a statement for a polygraph test she took in September, the site reported. “He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray.”

During their night out, Perrineau said she “repeatedly” told Miller she was 17.

Dunham — who tweeted last month that men who spoke out against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein were “more sexually irresistible (consensually, of course)” — issued a joint statement to The Hollywood Reporter with “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner.

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“During the windfall of deeply necessary accusations over the last few months in Hollywood, we have been thrilled to see so many women’s voices heard and dark experiences in this industry justified,” Dunham and Konner’s statement said. ” … But during every time of change there are also incidences of the culture, in its enthusiasm and zeal, taking down the wrong targets. We believe, having worked closely with him for more than half a decade, that this is the case with Murray Miller.

“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year,” the statement added. “… We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue.”

An attorney for Miller accused Perrineau of trying to extort money from him.

“After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who — on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf — sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims,” Don Walerstein told The Hollywood Reporter. “Only after her demands for money were rebuffed did Ms. Perrineau go to the police.”

Miller was an executive producer or co-executive producer on 52 episodes of “Girls,” which ran for six seasons on HBO before going off the air earlier this year. He’s also worked on the animated shows “American Dad!” and “King of the Hill.”

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Dem candidate apologizes after boasting of ‘hayloft’ romp, sex with 50 women

Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill O’Neill apologized Saturday after boasting, unprovoked, in a viral Facebook post this week that he’s had sexual relationships with at least 50 women in his life.

“If I offended anyone, particularly the wonderful women in my life, I apologize,” O’Neill wrote on Facebook.

Earlier, O’Neill’s opponents for governor had called on him to resign from the state Supreme Court.

“Sexual harassment, degrading and devaluing women is not a joke,” tweeted Democratic candidate, Nan Whaley. “Justice O’Neill should resign.”

“As an attorney I’m appalled at these remarks of @billforohio, a Justice, as a democrat I’m horrified he would belittle victims of sexual harassment/assault this way and as a woman I’m outraged he would equate sexual assault with indiscretion. He should resign immediately,” former U.S. Rep. Betty Sutton, who is also running for governor, said Friday.

O’Neill’s sexcapade diary was in response to the Al Franken scandal, and included a hayloft romp with a “gorgeous blonde” and a fling with a “red head from Cleveland.”

“Now that the dogs of war are calling for the head of Senator Al Franken I believe it is time to speak up on behalf of all heterosexual males,” O’Neill posted on Facebook. “As a candidate for Governor let me save my opponents some research time.”

O’Neill went on to say: “In the last fifty years I was sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females. It ranged from a gorgeous blonde who was my first true love and we made passionate love in the hayloft of her parent’s barn and ended with a drop dead gorgeous red head from Cleveland.”

According to Cleveland.com, the initial version of the post provided more specific information about the women in question.

The post was met with a cascade of stunned criticism, with users offering commentary ranging from “Mother of God” to “What did I just read” to “Dear god please tell me your facebook account was hacked.”

The candidate apparently later deleted the more personal information about the women, responding to commenters: “Hey I do listen. I have deleted all references to the women involved. That was disrespectful.”

But he defended his post in an interview with Cleveland.com, while also defending Franken and Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is facing claims of sexual misconduct from multiple women.

“Roy Moore apparently seems to be a challenged individual when it comes to morality,” O’Neill reportedly said. “I think that’s very, very clear. He’s been convicted of nothing and he’s never had the opportunity to defend himself and that violates due process in America. The media is about to determine the election of a United States Senate campaign.”

FILE - In this July 12, 2017 file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour and of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., allegedly groped and kissed a woman without her consent.  (AP)

But it was the groping allegations against Democratic Sen. Franken that apparently prompted the post, which the Ohio candidate concluded with a pivot back to legislative issues.

“Now can we get back to discussing legalizing marijuana and opening the state hospital network to combat the opioid crisis. I am sooooo disappointed by this national feeding frenzy about sexual indiscretions decades ago,” he wrote.

A spokesperson for the Ohio Democratic Party told Fox News that O’Neill’s post added “nothing” to the important national conversation about sexual harassment.

“We’re having a serious national conversation about rape culture and sexual harassment, and it’s crucial for men to take time to listen to women and consider their experiences and insights,” Ohio Democratic Party spokeswoman Kirstin Alvanitakis told Fox News. “Unfortunately, Justice O’Neill’s Facebook comments that dehumanize women add nothing to this important conversation, which is actually about harassment and abuse, not encounters between consenting adults.”

O’Neill is one candidate in a crowded Democratic primary field in the race to replace Republican Gov. John Kasich. There are currently five Democrats and four Republicans who have announced their gubernatorial bids.

 

Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.

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Muslim student files complaint after being kicked off college basketball team for anthem incident

Muslim student files complaint after being kicked off college basketball team for anthem incident
Rasool Samir, a student at Garden City Community College (GCCC), Kansas, who was dismissed from the basketball team following refusal to participate in the anthem ceremony, has filed a complaint for violation of his civil rights.

The incident occurred on November 1 before Garden City’s game against Sterling when Samir, 19, continued shooting baskets during the playing of the national anthem. He later explained that his refusal to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner was because “his faith prohibits acts of reverence to anything but God.”

Samir’s actions led to a verbal and physical altercation with a school booster, who confronted Samir for allegedly disrespecting the anthem. A campus police officer was reportedly needed to prevent further escalation.

“I’ve had enough of disrespecting our flag,”  said Jim Howard, the school booster involved in the confrontation.

“I’ve been raising money for 32 years for this college, trying to help pay for scholarships for these kids. If they’re not going to respect our flag, then they need to get off of our campus and out of Garden City.”

Samir was ordered to leave the arena and return to his dorm and later summoned to a meeting with coaching staff, where he said his refusal to stand for the anthem had not been an issue at previous games.

During the meeting, the college informed Samir he would be removed from the team and the player left Garden City on November 3. GCCC athletic director John Green initially said that Samir intended to leave the team of his own accord, but later admitted that Samir was kicked off for violation of team rules.

“This dismissal is not related to the National Anthem, but for conduct following the event,” Green said.

Following his departure from Garden City, Samir filed a complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU).

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On November 9, Lauren Bonds, legal director of the ACLU of Kansas, sent a letter to John Green, Director of Athletics at Garden City Community College, to clarify the reason for Samir’s dismissal from the basketball team.

“The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Kansas (ACLU-KS) received a complaint from Rasool Samir, a former student-athlete at Garden City Community College (GCCC) who was ejected from GCCC’s game against Sterling College and kicked off the team for declining to participate in the national anthem,” Bonds wrote.

“We believe any disciplinary action by GCCC against Mr. Samir for abstaining from the anthem is antithetical to our American values and a violation of his First Amendment rights.”

“More than 70 years ago, the Supreme Court held that the First Amendment bars public schools from requiring students to participate in patriotic ceremonies – in that case, saluting the American flag during the pledge of allegiance,” the statement reads.

Samir later apologized for the incident, adding he didn’t “mean any disrespect at all to the fans or the flag… I am truly sorry to anyone that felt disrespected, and I am also sorry to the school. I apologize for what happened,” he told the Garden City Telegram.

Courtesy: RT

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