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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Move over Loretta...here comes Jane




Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane hire lawyers as Feds open investigation into whether she falsified loan applications to try and save the liberal arts college she ran



Bernie Sanders and his wife have hired lawyers after the feds opened an investigation into loan applications she made to help save a Vermont college, according to reports.

A probe is being launched into whether Jane Sanders falsified information on loan documents in order to expand the campus of Burlington College while she served as president.

Jane ran the of the liberal arts school from 2004 to 2011. During that time the college fell $10million in debt.



Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane Sanders (pictured together in Chicago on June 10), have hired lawyers amidst a federal investigation, according to reports



A probe is being launched into whether Jane Sanders falsified information on loan documents in order to expand the campus of the now-defunct Burlington College (pictured) while she served as president of the liberal arts school from 2004 to 2011



According to Politico Magazine, Brady Toensing, an attorney who chaired Trump's Vermont campaign, looked at the school's loan documents.

He allegedly saw that Jane Sanders had convinced a bank that the college - which had an annual budget of $4million - could repay the sum.

She also claimed the college could count on $2.6million in donations to pay for the 33 lakeside acres meant for the campus, according to a 2010 loan application.

But Jane only raised one-quarter of that amount, raking in $676,000 in donations over the next four years.

VTDigger, a local Vermont online publication, says the numbers that donors say they pledged differ from what Jane documented.

The school ended up closing its doors last May after filing for bankruptcy. 

Burlington attorney and Sanders supporter Rich Cassidy has reportedly been hired to represent the Vermont Senator. Meanwhile, high-profile Washington attorney Larry Robbins is working for Jane Sanders.

Senator Sanders indicated that he believes the investigation stemmed from politics.



Jane (pictured with Senator Sanders in Chicago on June 10) allegedly claimed the college could count on $2.6million in donations to pay for the 33 lakeside acres meant for the campus, according to a 2010 loan application. But she only raised one-quarter of that amount, raking in $676,000 in donations over the next four years



The investigation was started more than a year ago under President Obama, his Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and his United States Attorney, all of whom are Democrats.

(Probably because he wanted his girl to get elected)







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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Senate goes after Loretta Lynch as Republicans and Democrats probe how Obama's attorney general impeded Clinton's email investigation







Loud and clear. Lard-ass didn't do this on her own initiative. Barry led her by the nose to the trough. The funny thing is why be so blatantly obvious about the plot for all the world to see when Bill could have simply called her on the phone? Besides Barry and Susan Rice who else would be listening in on the conversation? Certainly not Republicans. Hell, you couldn't have two better collaborators.

The Democrats and their accomplices the MSM are turning over every rock, checking every nook and cranny, looking for Russian collusion (which came back to bite them in the ass) but overlook the most tainted FBI, DOJ, investigation of all time. The attempted fixing of a presidential race! 



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The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched an investigation into what former Attorney General Loretta Lynch may have done in 2016 to influence an FBI investigation related to Hillary Clinton's classified email scandal.


Lynch was widely criticized for meeting with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac last summer while his wife was under criminal investigation for mishandling classified materials.


Mrs. Clinton, a former secretary of state and at that time the Democratic White House nominee, kept her State Department work emails on a private email server at her home, obscuring them from government record-keepers.


She was ultimately not prosecuted even though thousands of classified emails were later recovered from the server.






Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is now the subject of a U.S. Senate inquest into whether she held back the FBI from a hard-charging probe of Hillary Clinton's classified emails




Clinton, who was at the time the Democratic presidential nominee, was let off the hook for the copious classified materials found on her private email server




The Senate committee asked Lynch in a letter on Thursday to describe her involvement in the Clinton probe. Both Republicans and Democrats in the committee's leadership signed it.


The letter cites an April 22 New York Times story that describes a memo 'written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.'


That document, the Times reported, was recovered from Russian hackers who were unaware the FBI could see what they had taken from U.S. networks.


The Washington Post described in May 'a Russian intelligence document' that 'cited a supposed email describing how then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter.'






Lynch and former president Bill Clinton (center-right) met on an airport tarmac in Arizona last year, but insisted they never discussed Hillary's pending case. Clinton is pictured with Bryan Pagliano, who ran his wife's secret email server




James Comey, the fired FBI director, told Congress last month that Lynch's involvement in the case was one factor that pushed him to go public with his knowledge of Clinton's activities




Fired FBI Director James Comey said during his May 3 Senate testimony that he was prodded to come forward last July with his findings about Clinton in part because he feared Lynch's activity could compromise his agency's independence.


'A number of things had gone on, some of which I cannot talk about yet,' he said, that made me worry that the Department leadership could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to the American people's confidence in the justice system.'




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Friday, June 23, 2017

Trump 'has spent $133,000 on White House furnishings in his first five months in office' - more than twice the amount Obama did



I guess they forgot Trump refused to take a $400,000 a year salary instead donated it to charity. The first president in history to do so. Unlike Barry's lavish golf vacations in Hawaii and other exotic destinations, Trump often owns the properties he plays golf on as well as the accommodations he stays at which are not charged to the taxpayer. The use of Air Force One as well as the security detail is charged to the taxpayer as with any president.

 It makes me laugh when it comes to comparing Barry's spending 'habits' to Trump. Barry took a $10.6 trillion national debt he inherited... and almost doubled it before leaving office!!!

Give me a F-ing break.

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President Donald Trump has spent more taxpayer funds on White House furnishings in the first five months of his administration than his predecessor, Barack Obama, spent in the same span of time, it was reported on Friday.

American Bridge PAC, an organization which is 'committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions,' obtained copies of federal procurement records through May 31, according to Mic.

The records show that in his first 150 days in office, Trump spent $133,053.95 on office furniture.

That's more than twice the amount that Obama spent in his first five months in office - $51,204.25.

The most notable purchase made by Trump was a $13,000 custom conference table from Kittinger Company.


President Donald Trump has spent more taxpayer funds on White House furnishings in the first five months of his administration than his predecessor, Barack Obama, spent in the same span of time. Trump is seen with Argentine President Mauricio Macri (second from left) and their wives, Juliana Awada (left), and Melania Trump (right) in the Oval Office on April 27



American Bridge PAC, an organization which is 'committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions,' obtained copies of federal procurement records through May 31. The records show that in his first 150 days in office, Trump spent $133,053.95 on office furniture



Before Trump ran for office, he frequently criticized Obama for taking trips and vacations that cost significant taxpayer funds

Kittinger has 'built custom furnishings for many of the finest offices in this county and throughout the world, including many government offices at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue for more than two centuries.'

While Trump may have outspent Obama in the first five months, the 45th president has some catching up to do in June.

During Obama's first June in office, he spent almost a whopping $70,000.

So far, Trump has spent just south of $17,000 so far this month.

Before Trump ran for office, he frequently criticized Obama for taking trips and vacations that cost significant taxpayer funds.



That's more than twice the amount that Obama spent in his first five months in office - $51,204.25. Obama is seen in the Oval Office with Staff Secretary Joani Walsh on December 18, 2015



The above chart shows the expenditures made by Obama from his inauguration on January 20, 2009 until May 31, 2009



Trump also took Obama to task for playing too much golf.

Yet if current trends continue, Trump will surpass Obama in taxpayer expenditures on holiday travel as well as golfing.

In eight years in office, Obama spent $97million on travel that was not work-related, including ski trips to Aspen and vacationing in Martha's Vineyard, according to the conservative Judicial Watch. 

In the first few months of the Trump administration, the president has spent in excess of $21million, according to CNN.

CNN also said Ossoff was going to win by 5 percentage points in GA.


This is how they looked when their own bullshit came back to slap them in the face. 

You gotta love it!






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Did Al call Marie Osmond?






Since Barry's absence, Al hasn't been living so high off the hog. No more WH visits. No more feasting on "Hands up don't shoot." No more banquets of "No Justice No Peace." I started to wonder about the IRS. Since he owes them millions and lost his protector Barry I thought he would make good on his promise to move to Canada if Trump won the election. 

 Of all the celebrities, can you name me one, just one, who actually moved to Canada? Liars all... Al is in good company. 










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Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of




Pelosi's party begins to turn on her after defeats, stagnation, and demand she quit her position as House Minority Leader.



Pelosi’s response was glorious:
"So you want me to sing my praises, is that what you’re saying? Why should I? Well, I’m a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections — sad to say." 
She finished with, "How long I stay is not up to them."
Last time I checked it IS up to them.

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President Donald Trump said he hopes Democrats keep Nancy Pelosi in her role as House Minority Leader.

Those thoughts - expressed this morning in a tweet from the president - aren't an endorsement of Pelosi, however. Rather, the president said having the California Representative in charge of Democrats is good for the Republican party.


Trump tweeted:





The tweet comes as Democrats are questioning if Pelosi is the right person to lead the party in the House.

"We need leadership change," New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice recently told CNN. "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team."

Criticism of Pelosi increased after Democrats lost in a House special election in Georgia this week, with Republican Karen Handel's win over Jon Ossoff.

On Morning Joe Thursday, Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., made a plea for Pelosi's ouster. 

'Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker, she was a great leader, but her time has come and gone,' the New York Democrat said. 

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, had challenged Pelosi for her leadership position earlier this year, and agreed, during an interview on CNN Wednesday night, that Republicans' ads using her as a Democratic boogey-woman have been effective.

'I don't think it's fair,' Ryan told Don Lemon. 'But, clearly, these ads using her, linking her to our candidates is still working.' 

'I mean, I wish it wasn't true,' he added. 

Asked by Lemon if he thought Pelosi was more toxic than Trump, Ryan said yes. 

'You know what, the honest answer is in some areas of the country – yes, she is. That's the honest answer,' Ryan answered. 

Ryan told Lemon that earlier that night, another member of Congress, clearly a Republican, had pulled him aside and said, 'Please tell me you're not going to get rid of Nancy Pelosi, please tell me she's not going to retire because that's who I run against.' 

'She's less popular than Donald Trump in my district,' Ryan admitted.

Pelosi wasn't the only one receiving the president's tongue-in-cheek good wishes.

Trump's comments about "crying Chuck" are in reference to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. The two have repeatedly sparred after Schumer burst into tears over the travel ban impacting his precious terrorists/Muslims. 









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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Obama Issues Statement On Otto Warmbier After Being Blasted By Donald Trump & Man’s Parents



 If I was Obama, who I can't stomach, I would have said:

"Of all the countries in the world to visit Otto had to go to North Korea?"

And Obama would be right. Look, I certainly feel bad the kid is dead but wonder where his brains were when he made the fatal decision to take a trip to North Korea. He was unaware of North Korea's track record of detaining Americas on phony trumped up charges to be used later as a bargaining chip? He's an adult, but what advice did his parents give him? Certainly, had anyone close to me said they were going to North Korea my response would be...what are you..nuts!?! Look at it like this. If I gave you an all expense paid 2-week vacation in North Korea would you take it? The silver lining is that 2-weeks could easily turn into 10 years. 


I'll never make Wikipedia. Otto did, and sadly, it could have been easily avoided. 


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Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement about Otto Warmbier, American college student who died this week, days after being released from North Korea in a coma after more than a year in captivity.

“During the course of the Obama Administration, we had no higher priority than securing the release of Americans detained overseas,” Obama spokesman Ned Price said in the statement. “Their tireless efforts resulted in the release of at least 10 Americans from North Korean custody during the course of the Obama administration.”

It's true. His highest priority was getting prisoners released. In our jails and Gitmo.

Added Price, who was National Security Counsel spokesperson during Obama’s administration: “It is painful that Mr. Warmbier was not among them, but our efforts on his behalf never ceased, even in the waning days of the administration. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Warmbier’s family and all who had the blessing of knowing him.”

Warmbier’s father blasted Obama during a news conference at the time of his son’s release, when cued up with a question as to what more could have been done to secure the young man’s release before Donald Trump entered the White House.

“The question is, do I think the past administration could have done more?” he shot back. “I think the results speak for themselves.”

President Trump similarly asserted this week that “the results would have been different” had Warmbier been brought home sooner. He did not elaborate but added, “He should have been brought home that day.”

Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after being found guilty of trying to steal a propaganda poster from a hotel during a January 2016 visit to North Korea’s capital.





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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Liberal Logic



If a politician gets shot it's a conservative's fault no matter what.


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It's clear from Pelley's commentary that his answers to all three elements are "Yes." 

Hey, Pelly, the truth is Hodgkinson was a staunch Sanders supporter and campaigned for the left-wing senator to get the Democratic nomination for president last year.



Hodgkinson a madman, with a history of violence, was only too eager to get caught up in the liberal hysteria possibly inspired by the likes of the Hollywood crowd.
 
Wasn't it Madonna who put out a call to blow up the WH? Didn't Di Niro say he wanted to punch Trump in the mouth? Did Kathy Giffin cut his head off? And let's not forget Ashley Judd who said the Trump inauguration was akin to her being raped...again. I touched on only a few. Some liberals on Twitter and Facebook called for his assassination.  

Liberals who won't let conservatives speak at certain colleges.. OWS.. BLM.. isn't their calling card phyisical violence and the destruction of property? In the last 8 years of Obama, how much violence and millions of dollars of property damage were perpetrated by liberals vs conservatives?

But that f-ing Scalise had it coming?


So when Gabby Giffords was shot by this guy.


 A madman, of course, it was self-inflicted right?


No..No..No..that was Sarah Palin's fault.





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Sunday, June 18, 2017

OK...Now they went too far











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Judicial Watch seeking documents ‘unlawfully removed’ by Comey





They said he’s not above the law. I say he is above the law just like Clinton the target of his investigation. 



Somehow it seems to me he contracted 'Clintonitis' during the fiasco. Unlawfully removed sounds quite a bit like illegally deleted.

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By Brooke Singman Published June 16, 2017 

Conservative watchdog Judicial Watch is calling on Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to recover and release federal records and memos it claims were “unlawfully” removed by former Director James Comey, threatening the FBI with a lawsuit should the bureau not comply.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, penned a letter to McCabe on June 14 warning of a potential violation of the Federal Records Act, which is the basis for the federal government’s policies regarding the “creating, maintaining, and disposing” of federal records.

“As you may be aware, the Federal Records Act imposes a direct responsibility on you to take steps to recover any records unlawfully removed from the FBI,” Fitton wrote in the letter, claiming Comey unlawfully removed memos that could contain contents regarding the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. “Upon learning that records have been unlawfully removed from the FBI, you then are required to initiate action through the Attorney General for the recovery of records.”

The FBI told Fox News that they have no comment on the letter from Fitton. 

“We’re looking to get action on the records that Comey unlawfully took from the FBI, and we know initially there are memos, but depending on what the nature of the documents are, there could be liabilities for Mr. Comey,” Fitton told Fox News. 

The "memos" in question were written by Comey himself, leaving unclear how the FBI or the courts would view them; Judicial Watch insists they are official records. 

Earlier this month, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he gave one of his memos regarding a meeting with President Trump to a friend, Columbia University Professor Daniel Richman, who then leaked the contents of the memo to the New York Times.

“I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter—I thought that might prompt the appointment of special counsel,” Comey said in his testimony.

Fitton said that the case of Comey removing documents from the FBI is “the Hillary Clinton email scandal all over again.”

But retired FBI special agent and former national FBI spokesman, John Iannarelli, told Fox News that he didn’t see “the case.”

“The things Comey allegedly took are not classified,” Iannarelli said. “The issue is not him taking documents, but the matter of how he released them—classified or not, there is a procedure in doing that which he did not follow.”

But Fitton insisted Comey’s memos and other related documents he may have were federal records which the Justice Department and FBI are “obligated” to get back.

“The former FBI director isn’t above the law and current leadership of the FBI should stop protecting him and take action,” he said. 

The letter said that if McCabe and the FBI do not respond by June 26, Judicial Watch will file a lawsuit in federal district court “seeking that you be compelled to comply with the law.” 







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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Should change their name to...The New York Bias









If it's the New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Times, just to name a few, and it's a story about Trump, I guarantee you it ain't going to be good. 


New York Times assails right wing over political violence before running correction

By Howard Kurtz Published June 16, 2017 

So much for unity.

Just when a debate erupts over the role of media and mendacity in the shooting of a Republican congressman, the New York Times revives a discredited theory about the six-year-old shooting of a Democratic congresswoman.

This was so egregious and embarrassing that the Times editorial page was compelled yesterday to run a correction.

And worse than that, it was utterly tone-deaf in the wake of the shooting of Steve Scalise and four others, with the Republican whip still in critical condition. The editorial seemed to say, the hell with that, what about right-wing hatred?

The argument involving the near-fatal shooting of Gabby Giffords wasn’t true at the time, and appears even more ludicrous in retrospect. To resurrect it now undercuts any effort at breaking the cycle of guilt by association. The editorial suggests that it’s fine to blame conservative rhetoric, but not liberal rhetoric, for senseless violence. 


“Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.

“Conservatives and right-wing media were quick on Wednesday to demand forceful condemnation of hate speech and crimes by anti-Trump liberals. They’re right. Though there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack, liberals should of course hold themselves to the same standard of decency that they ask of the right.”

Palin’s use of the crosshairs may have been unfortunate, but to link it to the mass shooting was, and is, nonsensical. 

As I wrote on the day of the Giffords shooting, well before I worked at Fox: “This isn't about a nearly year-old Sarah Palin map; it's about a lone nutjob who doesn't value human life.”

The Times has now published this correction:

“An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.”

In Tuesday’s shooting in Virginia, James Hodgkinson was an anti-Trump zealot who despised Republicans and volunteered for Bernie Sanders—not that that makes him a stand-in for every liberal who doesn’t like the president.

But Loughner was a delusional guy with incoherent political views. He had been obsessed with Giffords for years, and there’s no evidence he even saw the Palin committee’s map.

National Review’s David French noted that the Times’s own reporting from six years ago invalidates the editorial:

“As he alienated himself from his small clutch of friends, grew contemptuous of women in positions of power and became increasingly oblivious to basic social mores, Mr. Loughner seemed to develop a dreamy alternate world, where the sky was sometimes orange, the grass sometimes blue and the Internet’s informational chaos provided refuge.”

Palin tweeted yesterday that she is talking to lawyers and “exploring options.”

This erroneous attack was beneath the New York Times. Which top editor thought this was fit to print?


I disagree with him here. Nothing is beneath the NYT's.







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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Scalise shooter ID'd as James Hodgkinson






Hodgkinson was a staunch Sanders supporter and campaigned for the left-wing senator to get the Democratic nomination for president last year. The union tradesman, who ran a home inspection business, threatened to 'destroy' the president and his administration on social media but was not known to Secret Service



The left's vitriol has finally come to a head. What you see now is the culmination... of the left's hatred towards Trump and everything Republican. Almost immediately, even before the inauguration, they were calling for his assassination. Then Kathy Griffin held up his bloody severed head. And who could forget the recent Shakespeare in the Park depicting stabbing Trump to death. Is it any wonder this happened? 



Scalise (top), congressional staffer Zachary Barth (center) and lobbyist Matt Mika (bottom) were all shot.






US Capitol Police Officer David Bailey is being hailed as a hero for returning fire on the gunman with his pistol despite being injured himself 

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A gunman believed to be a supporter of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sprayed a hail of bullets at a GOP baseball practice Wednesday morning, injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four others before U.S. Capitol Police took down the rifle-wielding assailant.

The shooter, who had a violent history including arrests for battery, resisting arrest and drunken driving, was identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson, of Illinois, Fox News confirmed. President Trump said Hodgkinson died from injuries sustained when he was shot by police.

"I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign," Sanders said in a statement. "I am sickened by this despicable act. Let me be as clear as I can be. Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms."

President Trump addressed the nation before noon and revealed Hodgkinson died in police custody.

"Steve Scalise was shot and badly wounded and is now in stable condition at the hospital along with two very brave Capitol Police officers," Trump said in a White House address. "At least two others were also wounded."

Zack Barth, a congressional aide to Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, and Tyson Foods director of government relations Matt Mika were also injured in the incident. Mika was shot multiple times and was in critical condition, his family said in a statement.

Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner were both wounded in the incident. Griner was shot in the foot or leg and Bailey, who was not shot, sustained another, unspecified injury.

“Congressman Scalise is a friend and a very good friend,” Trump said. “He’s a patriot and a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers of not only an entire city behind you, but the entire nation – and frankly the entire world.”

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., told Fox News he left just before the shooting. As he walked to his car, a man asked DeSantis if it was Republicans or Democrats practicing. About 3 minutes later, at around 7:09 a.m., the shooting began, DeSantis said. He later told Fox Business he believed the man who approached him was the shooter.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., described the chaotic scene to Fox News: "We were like sitting ducks."

"Without the Capitol Hill police it would have been a massacre," Paul said, calling the scene "sort of a killing field."

Hodgkinson was shot by Capitol Police and Alexandria Police, apprehended and taken to the hospital, officials said. The incident occurred at Simpson Field in Alexandria, about 10 miles from Washington D.C. The FBI was taking over the investigation because a federal official -- Scalise -- was assaulted in the attack.

"An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us," House Speaker Paul Ryan said in an address from the floor of the House of Representatives. His words were greeted by a bipartisan standing ovation from the gathered legislators.

Ryan added: "We are all one family. These are our brothers and sisters who were in the line of fire."

FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office Timothy Slater said it was too early to tell if the attack was terror-related.

Trump had spoken to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ryan, Scalise's wife and chief of staff and the chief of the Capitol Hill Police.

The Department of Homeland Security was monitoring the episode.

Williams was seen being taken from the field on a stretcher, but he was reportedly injured while jumping into the dugout as the shots rang out.

"Finally, the shooter was shot behind home plate as he was circling around to the first base dugout where there were a number of US congressmen and other folks," Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., told FMTALK1065. "Our security detail was able to incapacitate him at that point. I don't know if he [the shooter] was dead. He was wounded. I don't know how many times he was wounded."

Brooks reportedly used a belt as a tourniquet to stop the bleeding of an aide who was shot in the leg.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, told Fox News he "felt like I was in Iraq, but without my weapon." 

"Behind third base, I see a rifle...I hear Steve Scalise over near 2nd base scream," Brooks said. "...While all of this is going on, Steve Scalise our whip was lying on the ground near the second base position crawling into right field, leaving a trail of blood."

Brooks said the gunman was using the dugout as cover and estimated the assailant got off 50-100 shots during the attack on the 15-25 people gathered at the field.

“We were there within 3 minutes,” Brown said. “Two of our officers engaged in gunfire and returned fire.”

A man walking his dog at a park near the field told Fox News he heard police yelling at the gunman to put the gun down followed by someone in or around the dugout screaming back "Just shoot him."

Aside from Scalise, Williams, Paul, Brooks, Wenstrup and DeSantis, Sen. Jeff Flake and Reps. Mike Bishop, Jack Bergman, Chuck Fleischmann and Joe Barton were also at the field. A photographer and Bishop's aides were present, too.

Alexandria schools were placed on lockdown as the incident unfolded. There was an uptick in the police presence around the Capitol, however, the building was still open. There was not expected to be any votes held on Wednesday in light of the shooting.

Witnesses and residents described a shattered calm Wednesday morning in a normally peaceful neighborhood now plastered with police tape.

Reba Winstead, who lives in the area, described hearing a “boom boom boom boom." She said she was getting her daughter ready for school and then “all of a sudden there was gunfire in our neighborhood.”

Scalise, 51, is the House majority whip. He has represented Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District since 2008 and chairs the House Republican Study Committee. He is married with two children. Scalise's district includes New Orleans.

Since he's in leadership, Scalise has a security detail.

Scalise, who studied computer science at Louisiana State University, worked as a systems engineer before launching his political career. Scalise endorsed President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign, and has been a vocal backer of Trump’s travel ban. As leader of the powerful study group, he has also spearheaded the effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

The Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled for June 15 at Nationals Park. The game, which has been a tradition since 1909, pits Senate and House members of each party who sport the uniform of their home state.

Congressional leaders said the game would go on as planned.









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