Here are some of the top stories making headlines in conservative politics today:
LA paid illegal aliens $1.3 billion in welfare; House Dems approve healthcare for illegal aliens, but deny for veterans; Dems to target Trump-Putin phone calls next; Majority of Republicans and independents against impeachment inquiry; State Department ramping up the probe into Clinton’s email server.
L.A. paid $1.3 billion to illegal aliens via welfare, courtesy US taxpayers
The sanctuary city of Los Angeles, California paid nearly $1.3 billion in welfare money to families of illegal aliens during 2015 and 2016. For every dollar illegal immigrants spend, they get three dollars in benefits from the county.
According to a recent American community survey, 22.1 million people in Los Angeles County are “not a US citizen,”.
House Dems passed bill to give illegal aliens health insurance, refused to do the same for veterans
House Democrats voted and passed a bill to give free medical insurance to illegal immigrants, the bill went to the Senate. Senate Republicans asked that all veterans be included in this bill – Democrats refused, and the members voted to exclude all veterans.
Representative Tim Burchett (R-Tennessee) tweeted: “Amendment to give VETERANS same healthcare as ILLEGALS fails. Are you kidding me? We are so out of wack.”
Schiff and Dems to target Trump-Putin phone calls next
Representative Adam Schiff (D-California), U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s chairman, said Democrats are seeking to get access to President Donald Trump’s phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders next, citing concerns over national security.
“I think the paramount need here is to protect the national security of the United States and see whether in the conversations with other world leaders – and in particular with Putin – that the president was also undermining our security in a way that he thought would personally benefit his campaign,” Schiff said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
CBS poll shows 77% of Republicans, 51% of independents against impeachment inquiry
It’s all in how you slant the headline, folks…Without a doubt, if you look at the headlines of this the liberal-leaning media – which is practically all media – you will see the headline reading “the majority of Americans support impeachment inquiry” or something to that effect.
What they aren’t telling you is that in the latest CBS poll, 77% of Republicans and the majority of Independents, 51%, disapprove of the impeachment inquiry. When you combine Republicans and independents, the true result is that the majority of Americans are against the Trump impeachment inquiry. But of course, the liberal media spins it the other direction to push a false narrative.
Further, when asked whether President Trump “deserves” or “does not deserve” or “too soon to say” regarding impeachment – 70% of Republicans and 41% of Independents say President Trump does not deserve to be impeached over Ukraine.
The CBS poll shows that 55% of Americans approve of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, while 45% disapprove, which is an amalgamation of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Among party lines, nearly 9 in 10 Democrats approve of the inquiry, 87%, with two-thirds of those strongly approving. Among independents, only 49% percent approve.
State Department ramping up the probe into Clinton’s email server
State Department is reportedly ramping up its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State.
According to the Washington Post, as many as 130 former Clinton aides have been contacted in recent weeks. A senior State Department official told the Post that the probe has nothing to do with the current pressure on Trump. “This is about the time it took to go through millions of emails, which is about three and a half years,” the official said.
Clinton spokesperson said the action was “a politically biased effort to deflect.” In July 2016, former FBI director James Comey said the Bureau was not recommending criminal charges against Clinton, even though she was “extremely careless” and using the private server.
The FBI notified Congress in November it was reopening the probe, then Comey shut down the probe on November 6, 2016, just two days before the election.