Sunday, June 4, 2017

6-4-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

At Least Six Civilians Were Killed and more than 30 were taken to hospitals after the attacks on and near London Bridge in England Saturday night, authorities said. Police believe all assailants are dead. See london-attacks: 6-civilians-killed, 3-attackers-dead-in-hit-and-run-stabbings-police-say and london-attack-what-we know-so-far

Navajo County Republican Party Chairman Steven Slaton writes: I read about Chairman Jonathan Lines and his wife Rosalie being in Hawaii last week attending the 50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War Veterans. 6-3-17-briefs One has to ask, did Lines personally pay for this trip; if not, did the AZGOP pay for the trip? Since Lines took over as Chairman of the AZGOP, he has reportedly not allowed an audit to be performed which is required by State statutes as well as AZGOP Bylaws. One has to ask why no audit has been performed? I hope this trip was paid for by Lines; if not we have a bigger problem than just getting an audit accomplished by the AZGOP. Editor’s Note: The AZGOP Executive Committee is scheduled to meet June 17 in Flagstaff. For clarification and to get to the bottom of the rumors that have been circulating in political circles for several weeks, the Exec Comm/LD Chairmen/State Committeemen should:

  1. Insist on answers from Lines or Treasurer Bob Lettieri  regarding whether or not an audit is in process or has been completed. Lines has not responded to Briefs April 24, 2017 question: “There are reports that the AZGOP is currently under a Forensic Audit.  Are these reports accurate?”         
  2. Get answers to
    1. Who paid for the Lines trip to Hawaii?
    2. Did AZGOP pay for former AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham’s trip to Hawaii for the same event?
    3. Did the AZGOP pay for Graham’s trip to the Republican National Committee (RNC) meeting in San Diego in early May where Graham reportedly told attendees that he was considering running for State Senate in 2018 against Sen Jeff Flake.  (Graham has not responded to Briefs May 13 and May 17 messages that read,  Getting reports that you are thinking about running for senate against Jeff Flake.  Are you?” )
  3. Insist on a full explanation regarding the approximately $250,000 AZGOP debt that Lines discovered when he took the reins of the AZGOP.  Why was Lines (the former treasurer) not aware of the debt and how is that debt to be paid?
  4. Request a complete list of the AZGOP staff, their titles, duties, salaries and contact phone/e-mail.
  5. Question what become of Lines appointed Bylaws Committee that reportedly has yet to meet. Who are the committee members and their contact information? (so PCs can communicate their suggestions/recommendations to them. -- ft 

The Past Few Weeks Reports have circulated that the Republican National Committee directed AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines to obtain non-disclosure documentation signatures from the new treasurer and various other party officers. Since this has not been normal RNC procedure over the past decade or so, Briefs sent questions to the RNC’s Arizona liaison Alexis Valdez Darnell on May 17 regarding the reports. Darnell has not responded. However, last night Briefs received a message from AZGOP Executive Director Matthew Kenney saying, “No NDAs are being required. It's a rumor.”   Hmm, one can only ponder on how a rumor like that grew roots. - ft

The Arizona Republican Assembly West Chapter will host a “Meet and Greet” between 8a m and noon, Sat., June 10 at Friendship Park, 12325 W McDowell Road in Avondale. Speakers include LD22 Sen Debbie Lesko, LD13 Rep Darin Mitchell, Avondale City Council member Mike Pineda. Free hot dogs, chips and water. Voter registration available. Look for the AzRA banner. Contact President Cirilo (CID) De La Fuente (623)312-7054

Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th Birthday with "A Gathering Of Friends" Wednesday, June 14, between 5-8 p.m., at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liz Alcorn, Cyndi Love, Alex & Roberta Meluskey, And Tom & Kris Morrissey. A Wishing Well will be at his celebration to drop a card or gift if you choose. RSVP to by June 8th.

The Wounded Heroes Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled Sat., Sept 9 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. 6:15 registration. 7:am shotgun start. Entry forms must be in by Sept 2nd. Entry Fee Includes: green fee, cart, range balls, tee package, team photo and post tournament lunch. Post tournament lunch, scoring and raffle will be held at: Frasher’s Smokehouse, 3222 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 8501. See www.azheroestohometowns or Kathy @

Fountain Hills High School Seniors Robert Cole, Eri Koroli, Katelyn McErlean, and Charlotte Tornee each received $500 scholarships from the  Fountain Hills Republican Club  during the Senior Recognition Night 2017 celebration at the Fountain Hills Community Center. Funds will be deposited in an account at the school of their choice.

LD23 PC Lynn Breyer: My good friend who happens to have the same name as me has joined several Democrat email lists.  Keep your enemy closer!  She recently received several pleas for money from Planned Parenthood, touting how great they are at providing mammograms, general health services and cancer screenings.  In fact, their recent Annual Report shows that PP performed far fewer health screenings in 2015-2016 than ever before but the rate of abortions increased substantially. 2015-2016 annual report  To thwart Planned Parenthoods misleading fundraising activities, designed to replace funding they are likely to lose when President Trump defunds their abortion services, my friend opens the mail, takes out the postage paid envelope and stuffs it with all of her junk mail and sends it back to Planned Parenthood so they can recycle it.  Two great services in one: get rid of your junk mail and get rid of Planned Parenthood.  If you follow this program, make sure your name is not on anything you put in the envelope.

Floating the Internet: Do You Remember…

   · Remember when Donald Trump was business partners with the Russian government and his company got $53 million from the Russian government investment fund called Rusnano that was started by Vladimir Putin and is referred to as "Putin's Child"?.... Oh, wait, that wasn't Trump, it was John Podesta.‼

   · Remember when Donald Trump received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow and paid for by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies?.....Oh, wait, that was Bill Clinton.‼

   · Remember when Donald Trump approved the sale of 20% of US uranium to the Russians while he was Secretary of State which gave control of it to Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation?...... Oh, wait, that was Hillary

   · Remember when Donald Trump lied about that and said he wasn't a part of approving the deal that gave the Russians 1/5 of our uranium, but then his emails were leaked showing he did lie about it?..... Oh, wait, that was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.‼

   · Remember when Donald Trump got $145 million from shareholders of the uranium company sold to the Russians?.. Oh, wait, that was Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.‼

   · Remember when Donald Trump accepted millions in donations from Russian Oligarchs like the chairman of a company that's part of the Russian Nuclear Research Cluster, the wife of the mayor of Moscow, and a close pal of Putins?... Oh, wait, that was the Clinton Foundation.‼

    · Remember when Donald Trump failed to disclose all those donations before becoming the Secretary of State, and it was only found out when a journalist went through Canadian tax records?.... Oh, wait, that was Hillary Clinton.‼

Coconino County Republican Chairman Jeff Oravits is hosting a “Let’s Have Breakfast” chat on current events at 7:45 am., Wed., June 7 at the Village Inn in east Flagstaff. He’ll buy the coffee.

Nohl Rosen has posted an online "Bring-President-Trump-To-Wickenburg, AZ" Petition Rosen said, “We would like President Trump to come to Wickenburg, AZ for a visit and for a rally. The town voted overwhelmingly for President Trump during the election and we believe it deserves a presidential visit instead of the big city.” When asked who is sponsoring the petition, and who would be paying for security if Trump made the visit, Rosen said, he posted the petition to see if we can get Trump to come. Contact Rosen at

A Gun Show, hosted by, is scheduled 4 in the Fountain Hills Community Center. Admission - $12 between 9 am-5 pm., Sat and 9 am-3 pm, Sun. Contact: 650-520-6002 or visit

The Arizona Department of Health Services yesterday released its latest data on opioid overdoses in Arizona showing the highest number of deaths in 10 years. In 2016, 790 Arizonans died from opioid overdoses. The trend shows a startling increase of 74 percent over the past four years. “Opioids are powerful painkillers that are highly addictive,” said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. “We know most people using opioids for pain do not intend to become hooked or understand the potential for death.” The 2016 opioid report shows an average of more than two Arizonans die each day as the result of an opioid overdose. Over half of the 1,497 drug overdose deaths last year were due to opioids as the primary cause of death. Opioids include heroin as well as prescription medication. The number of heroin deaths alone has tripled since 2012. A complete copy of the 2016 Arizona Opioid Report may be found online at Information and help are available for substance abuse problems at

Sally Kizer, Chairman of the Colorado River Tea Party, could use a couple of BBQ cooks, a set up and clean-up crew, and helpers to serve food at the CRTP’s June 24 “Support America First Rally” in Yuma. Donations welcome. Volunteers should contact Kizer at 928-210-1219 or

YouTube Removes Investigative Video That Exposes Planned Parenthood. Damning footage shows PP execs laughing over ripping apart unborn babies. Full Story

Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at

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Cochise County Republicans – 4 pm, Cochise County GOP HQ, 325 W. Fry Blvd. Sierra Vist, AZ 85635.

The Lincoln Republican Women will meet at 5:30 pm., Mon., June 5 at the Millennium Resort Scottsdale-McCormick Ranch, 7401 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale for dinner and to hear Mark Spencer, the Arizona Southwest Projects Coordinator for Judicial Watch, and Brian Seitchik, Trump Campaign Director for Arizona. Meet/greet at 5:30 pm., 6 pm- mtg, 6:20 pm - dinner, 7 pm - program. Spouses invited. $35 per person. Reservation checks to Patricia Kaufman, 7436 E Tuckey Lane, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 or contact her at 480-368-2777 or

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 Pm, Mon., June 5 at 3375 E Shea Blvd #2 in Phoenix featuring “The True Story Of The Star Spangled Banner.” They’ll also address Larry Elder’s radio interview of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews “Hard Ball” Fake News. Chairman Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.


Maricopa County Republican Committee -   7 pm, Arizona Republican Party, 3501 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 .


Coconino County Republican Chairman Jeff Oravits is hosting a “Let’s Have Breakfast” chat on current events at 7:45 am., Wed., June 7 at the Village Inn in east Flagstaff. He’ll buy the coffee.


Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 8, June 12, June 15 July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at


AzRA West Chapter is hosting a Meet & Greet for Sen Debbie Lesko, Rep Darin Mitchell, and Avondale City Council member Mike Pineda between 10 am and noon, Sat., June 10 at Friendship Park, 12325 W McDowell Road in Avondale. Serving hot dogs, chips and water. Voter registration available. Look for the AZRA banner. Contact: Pres. Cirilo ( CID ) De La Fuente (623)312-7054

The Paradise Republican Women’s Patriotic Flag Day Recognition Brunch with Barbara Hatch, the executive program director founder of Veterans Heritage Project, is scheduled at 10 am., Sat., June 10 at Gainey Golf Club, 6700 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. Social – 9:30 am, 11 am – brunch. “Martha Washington” and “Nanthanael Greene” will also make special appearances. $28 per ticket. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170.


LD30 will meet with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio at 7 pm., Mon., June 12 at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. Contact: Chair Brett Sexton or  First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz


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· Sen-Jeff-Flake-Tries-To Counter-President-Donald-Trumps-NAFTA-Bashing

· Multistate Outbreaks Of Human Salmonella Infections Linked Backyard Poultry Flocks

· Bundy Ranch Gets Visit From Interior Department About Gold Butte Monument Designation

· Arizona Woman Pleads Guilty To Terrorism, Sent ISIS Bomb Info To Husband In Prison

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· Illegal Immigrants Abandon Injured Man, DPS, BP, Cochise County SAR To The Rescue

· Trump Plan To Exit Paris Accord Riles Arizona Democrats, Warms GOP

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· Hillary 'Made Herself Pathetic' by Repeating 'Right Wing Conspiracy'


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· UN Refugee Agency Begs Trump For Funding

· Trump Announces Pick For Secretary Of The Navy


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· Andrea Mitchell Admits Russiagate Is Clinton’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’

· Hillary Whines About How ‘Difficult’ It Is To Become President In America Under A Mass Democracy

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· Sweden: 16 Sexually Assaulted Girls Called “Racists” “Islamophobes” For Complaining

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