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3-6-17 Briefs

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Mass Surveillance Cases Could Shed Light on Alleged Trump Wiretap Obama Denials Not Credible According to Court Rulings and Whistleblower By Larry Klayman: The newest revelations that the Obama administration wiretapped, that is "bugged" President Trump and all of his men, in the lead up to and after the November 8, 2016, elections are not surprising. In this regard, for over 2 years the highest levels of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been secretly investigating the "harvesting" of highly confidential information including financial records of the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, over 156 judges, prominent businessmen like Donald Trump, and public activists like me. In this regard, a whistleblower named Dennis Montgomery, a former NSA/CIA contractor, came forward to FBI Director Comey with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of largely classified information, under grants of use and derivative use immunity, which I obtained for him with the U.S Attorney for the District of Columbia. Later, Montgomery, who suffers from a potentially fatal brain aneurism, testified under oath, for over 2-and-a-half hours before FBI Special Agents Walter Giardina and William Barnett in a secure room at the FBI's field office in Washington, D.C. The testimony was under oath and videotaped and I have reminded the FBI recently to preserve this evidence. Continue Reading...

The Maricopa County Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm., Tues., March 7 at AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St. in Phoenix. Contact Chr Chris Herring.

The Cochise County Republican Executive Committee will meet at 4 pm., Mon., March 6 at CCRC Headquarters, 325 W Fry Blvd. in Sierra Vista. Contact: 1+520-417-1000 ccrc@cochisereps.com

LD 18 Republicans will meet at 6:45 pm., Wed., March 8 at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix.

LD30 Date Changed: The LD30 Precinct Committeeman training, original scheduled for March 11, has been reset for March 18 due to the AZ Executive Committee meeting in Yuma. For update training meeting information contact Timothy Schwartz Alive.Kicking.TS@icloud.com

LD29 Republicans will gather at Ginny G’s Restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Road in Phoenix at 7 pm., Mon., March 13 at 7 pm. Social/dinner at 6:30 pm.

Surprise Tea Party Patriots will meet at 6:30 pm., Tues., March 7 with Dr Carl Goldberg to discuss “Radical Islam” in the Grand Canyon Room in the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 WRH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West, AZ 85375. Goldberg is an expert on Islamic teachings and extreme Islamic Terrorism.

Former AZGOP Chairman Tom Morrissey: Regarding the newly elected AZ GOP Treasurer (and Secretary) attempts at getting hold of certain documents and records --   documents and records that they should have had access to, the moment they were elected at the State Statutory Meeting, where the Statutory Officers were elected.  Statutory Officers are the only elected state party leaders who are subject to state laws regarding party business and they are Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.  Why have the treasurer and secretary been denied access and what has happened to records and documents that are to be preserved?  Makes me wonder.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ely: This is a reminder of an email received from a past chairman.  Words to the effect, what are the duties of a chairman?  Anything he/she can get away with.  So, who’s to blame for an adverse action???  The voters who elected him/her, or a laid back Executive Committee?  So, who’s going to do anything about what?

The Coconino County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner will feature Gov Doug Ducey are it’s keynote speaker. Tickets are available at www.FlagstaffVotes.com for the 5:30 pm banquet at the Little America Hotel. Also payable by personal check to CCRC, 2532 N 4th St., #118, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 – include name and phone. Raffles include a silent auction item from the Staveley's of Canyoneers for a Grand Canyon white water river trip for two for 6 nights and 7 days! You must be present to win.

Action Requested: Activist Anita Christy to Common Core Fighters: Please take action on SB1314 'Student Data Privacy' Bill as written We are working with House Education members to get an amendment to our 3 concerns.  SB1314 will be heard in the House Education Committee AT 2 PM., Mon., March 6. See objection details at 3-4-17-Briefs

Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for several events on Wed., March 8. He will appear at:

     · 9:30 am, Saddlebrooke Republican Club Coffee in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ. Free admission.

     ·  Noon at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washgington in Phoenix to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.

     · 2 pm reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address and phone number on the payment form so his staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here

Janice Miano, Chair Heritage Alliance Advocacy Committee: HB2369 will Eliminate State Parks Board, UPDATE: (repeal: state boards and committees) has moved to the Senate.  This bill has been assigned to the Senate Government Committee BUT has not been put on agenda yet.  As a result we are continuing to gather signatures for the open letter "Coalition to Keep Arizona State Parks Board" that will be sent to the Governor and all members of the Senate soon.  If you oppose HB2369, and have not yet added your name to the list of individuals and organizations who care deeply about Arizona's state parks and oppose HB2369, please take a minute and sign onto the letter by clicking this link: HB2359 letter

See Latest AZRRT Call To Action  By Jose Borrajero in the 3-5-17-briefs

AzCDL Legislative Update: Getting bills passed in the Senate this year is our biggest challenge.  The Arizona Senate has 30 members – 13 (D) 17 (R). A bill needs 16 votes to pass in the Senate.  With very rare exceptions, Dems will vote as a bloc against legislation restoring or protecting your right to keep and bear arms.  Unfortunately, we cannot always count on Republicans to vote for your rights.   If all 13 Dems are going to vote against a pro-rights firearm bill, then 16 GOP votes are needed for it to pass.  If just 2 Republicans fail to vote for a bill, it fails.  That's what we are encountering this year. Below are key pro-rights firearms bills that have recently moved on the Senate floor.  In each case, all the Democrats voted against the bill.  We are highlighting the Republican Senators who have joined the Democrats in voting against your right to keep and bear arms.
   SB1122, which would prohibit the search of any federal or state database as a requirement for transferring personal property (like your firearms), passed out of the Senate on March 1 by a 16 to 14 vote.  Republican Senator
Kate Brophy McGee (LD 28) voted against the passage of SB 1122.
   SB 1159, the AzCDL-requested "gun free zone liability" legislation, passed out of the Senate on February 28 by a 16 to 14 vote.  Republican Senator
Kate Brophy McGee (LD 28) voted against the passage of SB 1159.
   SB 1243, the AzCDL-requested bill that would exempt CCW permit holders from disarming in public buildings or events that don't screen everyone for weapons, failed in the Senate on February 28 by a 14 to 16 vote.  Republican Senators
Kate Brophy McGee (LD 28), Frank Pratt (LD 8) and Bob Worsley (LD 25) voted to defeat SB 1243.  Senator Worsley has voted against similar versions of the same legislation every year it has been introduced.
   SB 1344, which would remove the authority of political subdivisions to regulate firearms possession of employees and contractors on their personal property or vehicles, passed out of the Senate on February 28 by a 16 to 14 vote.  Republican Senator
Kate Brophy McGee (LD 28) voted against the passage of SB 1344.
With the thin margin of pro-rights votes in the Senate, it's critical that we let our Senators know when we want legislation to pass.  Doing nothing is surrendering to those who want to disarm us.
In the 60 member House, there are 35 (R) and 25 (D). 31 votes are needed for a bill to pass.  While we can't trust all Republicans to vote for pro-rights bills, the odds of passage in the House are greater than in the Senate.  The following are bills that have passed out of the House and have been sent to the Senate.
   HB 2022, which would allow for .22 caliber (or smaller) rimfire snake or rat shot to be discharged within the limits of a municipality, passed out of the House on February 1 and the Senate Government committee on March 1.
   HB 2117, which would clarify that members of the state militia have a right to keep and bear arms, passed out of the House on February 23 and is waiting for a Senate Committee assignment.
   HB 2216, which would make it unlawful to "require a person to use or be subject to" electronic firearm tracking technology, passed out of the House on February 6 and has been assigned to the Senate Government committee.
   HB 2287, which would change the requirement for prosecuting the unlawful discharge of a firearm as a Class 6 felony from criminal negligence to intentionally, knowingly or recklessly, passed out of the House on February 9 and the Senate Government committee on March 1.
   HCR 2029, a proposed constitutional amendment that would require statewide ballot measure petitions to have a specific percentage of signatures from each legislative district, demonstrating actual statewide support, passed out of the House on March 1 and has been assigned to the Senate Judiciary committee.
More information on these, and other, bills that we are monitoring can be found on AzCDL's
Bill Tracking page.

RTS Action Needed: The following bills are scheduled for committee hearings in the coming week.  Please log in to your Request to Speak (RTS) accounts and urge the committee members to vote for their passage.  Click here for instructions on using RTS.  If you need assistance in setting up an RTS account, please contact Fred at treasurer@azcdl.org.  RTS accounts that are not created at official RTS terminals are not functional for commenting on legislation until they have been activated.
    SB 1159 and SB 1344 are scheduled for Wednesday, March 8 hearings in the House Judiciary and Public Safety committee.
   HB 2216 is scheduled for a Wednesday, March 8 hearing in the Senate Government committee. - the Arizona Citizens Defense League (
AzCDL).

In recognition of Arizona Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Mark Brnovich released a list of the Top AZ Consumer Fraud Complaints received in 2016.  The Attorney General’s Office received more than 15,000 consumer complaints and recovered more than $3.9 million dollars for Arizona consumers in 2016. “Con-artists are constantly creating new schemes to steal money from hardworking Arizonans,” said Brnovich. “Education is the key to protecting yourself and your loved ones.” Arizona Consumer Protection Week is held in conjunction with National Consumer Protection week, a nationwide campaign aimed at consumer protection and fighting fraud.

2016 Top AZ Consumer Fraud Complaints:

·         Motor Vehicle Sales, Repairs, & Rentals

·         Telemarketing Scams

·         Mortgages and Real Estate Services

·         Internet Service & Cell Phones

·         Online Sales

5 Warning Signs of a Scam:
1. The Offer Seems Too Good to be True - If it seems too good to be true, it is. Examples include money left to you from an unknown relative or being awarded a grant you did not apply for. Be very suspicious of winning a large sweepstakes prize unless you can confirm its authenticity.
2. They Want Private Information - Anytime someone tries to get your bank account number, Social Security Number, or other sensitive information, you should automatically be on alert. Don't give out personal information.
3. They Ask You to Wire Money - STOP! It's a scam. Con-artists prefer untraceable payment methods like wire transfers.
4. Requests for Fees - Never pay fees or taxes in advance unless you are 100% certain it is not a scam. It is illegal for someone to require up-front payment before funding a loan or paying out a sweepstakes prize.
5. Pressure - Scammers will often put pressure on their victims and urge them to pay immediately or lose the opportunity.

For more consumer protection tips visit the Arizona Attorney General’s Office website at www.azag.gov. If you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, please contact the Attorney General’s Office in Phoenix at (602) 542-5763, in Tucson at (520) 628-6504, or outside the metro areas at (800) 352-8431. Bilingual consumer protection staff is available to assist. Consumers can also file complaints online by visiting the Attorney General’s website at https://www.azag.gov/complaints/consumer.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 6

The Lincoln Republican Women’s Club will be wearing green when they meet for dinner on Mon, March 6 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-3548. Meet and Greet at 5:30 pm., 6 pm mtg, 6:20 dinner, 7 pm program. Spouses welcome. $35. Breanna Vales, director of Red Light Rebellion, and John R Raeder, Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family, are the speakers for the evening. Reservations required. RSVP by sending a check made out to “LRW” or bring Cash to Patricia Kaufman,7436 E. Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250,480-368-2777or email her at patiamiam@gmail.com

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has scheduled public forum between 6-8 pm., Mon., March 6 at the AzGFD office, 555 N. Greasewood Road in Tucson to meet with constituents about developing the 2017 fall hunt recommendations for deer, bighorn sheep, turkey, javelina, bison, bear, mountain lion, and small game animals.

The final proposed draft hunt recommendations will be made available for public review at several regional open houses and posted on the department’s website at www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines in late March. The final fall hunt recommendations will be presented to the commission for consideration at its April 8 meeting in Phoenix. See hunt recommendations and hunt guidelines processes, visit www.azgfd.gov/huntguidelines.

Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., March 6 to spend an “Evening With Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas” at 3375 E Shea Blvd., in Phoenix (32nd St/Shea), according to Chr Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.

March 7

Republican Women of Prescott will participate in “A Day at the Capitol” including a tour of the capitol, museum, and grounds, on March 7 at 1700 W Washington in Phoenix. Coach Bus transportation - $25 per person. Bus departs Prescott at 8 am, returning 4:30 pm. Bus will accommodate 50 people. Spouses and guests invited. For reservations contact: Elsie Tyree 928-778-0235 or tyree200@msn.com

March 8

Ron Paul Will Be In Arizona for several events on March 8. He will be at the State Capitol Museum, 1700 W Washington in Phoenix at noon on March 8 to promote Rep Mark Finchem’s HB2014 that seeks to restore precious metals in Arizona – ending the Federal Reserve’s money monopoly. HB2014 support petitions will be available for signing. They will be hand-delivered to the Senate Finance Committee where HB2014 will be heard. Free ticket registration march-8-noon-tickets The noon event is free and open to the public.

Ron Paul will have coffee at 9:30 am, Wed., March 8 with the Saddlebrooke Republican Club in the East Room of the Mountain View Club House, 38759 South Mountain View Road, Saddlebrooke, AZ. Free event

Ron Paul Will Be Featured at a 2pm, Wed, March 8 reception in Paradise Valley where guests can mingle, take photos and enjoy light refreshments while Paul shares details on “Audit the Fed and sound money.” Tickets are $150 per person. Limited space. Be sure to enter your email address and phone number on the payment form so his staff can send you the address after your ticket purchase. reception tickets here

March 9

A Young Professionals Reception in support of Phoenix City Council candidate Chris DeRose will be held between 5:30 – 7 pm, Thurs., March 9 at the home of Jess Yescalis in Phoenix. Co-hosts include Mark Briggs, Starlee Coleman, Eric Crown, Sal DiCiccio, Tom Galvin, Marcus Huey, Cal Kendrick, Catie Kendrick, Pascal Kropf, Heather Lauer, Robert Meyer, Bea Rocklin, Tysen Schlink, Brandy Wells and Jim Waring. $250 for reception, $500 host committee and $1,000 to co-chair. RSVP to Schlink at tysen.schlink@gmail.com 480-789-9869.

Pima County Tea Party Patriots are planning their 5th “Stand With Trump Rally” between 4:30-5:30 pm., Thurs., March 9 in front of Sen John McCain’s office, 407 W Congress St #103 in Tucson. Participants are asked to bring signs, posters and American flags. Can't make it to the Stand With Trump Rally. Express yourself by calling the Senator's office  (520) 670-6334.

March 11

The AZGOP’s first Executive Committee meeting is scheduled March 11 in Yuma. AZGOP Chairman Jonathon Lines will be hosting an optional BBQ and range day following the official meeting. Details were sent out in a call letter from AZGOP Secretary Gabby Saucedo Mercer. Contact: AZGOP HQ (602) 957-7770

The “Salute A Soldier 5K Run or 1 Mile Walkhonoring wounded heroes is scheduled at 9 am. Sat. March 11 in Freestone Park, 1045 E Juniper Road in Gilbert. Register now and pickup your packet at 8am the day of the race, according to coordinator Kathy Pearce. $40 - 5K RUN/$30 - 5K Run for Military or $25 for 1 Mile Walk . Register: salute-a-soldier-5k-run-1-mile-walk-2017?   or you can visit our website AZHeroestoHometowns.org Register early and receive a $15 discount on the 5K by using code SAS15– good until January 22nd, 2017. Military use MIL10 for $5 off until March 9. Kathy Pearce kathy@azheroestohometowns.org or Mail to: AZ Heroes to Hometowns P. O. BOX 31646, Mesa, AZ 85275.

The Gila County Republican Committee’s March 11 Lincoln Day Dinner starts with a 5:15 pm cash bar, followed by dinner with speakers Jeff DeWit, Arizona State Treasurer and advisor to the Trump transition team, and Congressman Paul Gosar, at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Get a behind the scenes report on the Trump election campaign and the latest on President Trumps plans. Find out what is happening in Congress and its implementation of President Trumps plans. Tickets available at www.gilagop.com/ or call 928-478-8186.

March 13

LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm, Mon, March 13 at Ginny G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd.  Social time starts at 6:30.  If you want to eat dinner, please arrive early so the meeting can begin at 7. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert ld29chairman@gmail.com 623.330.3622.

NEWS LINKS

· John-Mccains-Campaign-Manager-Arrested-Over-Pedophilia-Charges-Against-Young-Boys, Media-Silent

· 8-Injured-After-Car-Falls-Off-Cliff-Near-Apache-Junction

· Rescuing Unwanted Fruits, Veggies: Arizona's Food Waste Could Feed Thousands

· Poll: Has Donald Trump Been Your Pick For President Since The Beginning Of Election Season?

· Poll: Do You Support Donald Trump’s Plan To Immediately Deport All Criminal Aliens?

· Poll: Do You Think That Obama Has Done Any Good For This Country During His Two Terms?

· The Pirate Fault North Of Tucson

· Left-Wing Terrorists Attack Trump Supporters At Berkeley Rally

· University Revises Expressive Activity Policy

· Court Overturns Re-Entry Conviction For Man Arrested In Nogales Port

· President Trump Requests Congress Determine Whether The Obama White House Abused Its Powers In 2016

· Pelosi Lied About Meeting With Russians - Trump Calls For Investigation

· Dangerous-New-Social-Media-Challenge-Every-Parent-Needs-To Be Aware

· AG Jeff Sessions To Pelosi: Expect Pedophile Investigations To Begin

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Obama’s Shadow Government Is A Reality Dems Hypocritically Engage In Mind-Boggling Double Standard

· Trump Rally: 12 Noon Sat. March 4

· Arpaio Denied Jury Trial: Judge To Decide Contempt Case Bill Montgomery’s Change Of Heart On Animal Cruelty

· Donald Trump Became The President With Speech To Congress

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· The Russia / Trump Disinformation Campaign May Almost Be Over

· The Politics Of The FISA Court & Trump

· Sonoran Alliance Trades In Garbage

· Can The Grace Of God Truly Reach Them?

· 170304-1035 - AZRRT Call To Action

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Obama-Administration-Has-Record-Of Spying On ...

· President-Trumps-Weekly-Address-March-3

· Dem Controversey On AG Jeff Sessions By George Chanos

· Russian-Ambassador-Sergey-I-Kislyak Sits With Dems At Trump Speech

Sessions Not Alone: Russian Ambassador Also Met With Numerous Democrats

ALLEN-WEST

· Deep Stategate: The-Shadow-Government-Undermining-President-Trump

More Obama Spying Comes To Light

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/ newsletter@azgop.org

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Leon Panetta: White House "Paying A Price" For Lack Of Discipline

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Loretta-Lynch: Need-More-Marching-Blood-Death-On-Streets

· Pelosi Defends Claims Of Never Meeting Russian Ambassador

MILITARY/VETERANS/DEFENSE

· Ex-Nato Commander: Us Falling Behind On Military Modernization

CONGRESS

· GOP Senator On Russia Probe: 'We're Going To Follow The Facts Wherever They Lead Us'

INTERNATIONAL

· Iran-Scrambles-To-Contain-Suppress-Rising-Demonstrations

· Syrian Forces, Backed By Hizbullah And Russia, Retake Palmyra From Isis

· South-Africas-President-Calls-For-Confiscation-Of-White-Owned-Land-Without-Compensation

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