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Adopted daughter of military family will have to leave the country, court rules

By Tara Copp, Military Times

A federal court in Kansas has ruled that the adopted daughter of a now-retired Army officer — who missed a key immigration deadline for her while he was deployed to Afghanistan — will have to leave the U.S., her father confirmed Monday.

Former Army Lt. Col. Patrick Schreiber and his family had put off formal adoption of now-daughter Hyebin in 2013 because he was about to deploy for a year as the director of military intelligence for the 4th Infantry Division at RC-South. He and wife Soo Jin legally adopted Hyebin after he got back, then started the official paperwork to seek citizenship for her. She had just turned 17.

But the U.S. immigration law cutoff for a foreign-born adopted child to become a naturalized citizen is 16, and on Friday a U.S. District Court in Kansas ruled in favor of U.S. Customs and Immigration Services that there would not be an exception in Hyebin’s case. She is allowed to complete her degree in chemical engineering at the University of Kansas, which she will do next year. Then she must return to Korea, Schreiber said Monday.

The family is planning to file an appeal, but is preparing for the reality that it’s likely Hyebin will not be allowed to stay, Schreiber said.

“As I tell my daughter, life isn’t fair,” Schreiber said Monday. “The main thing is to be resilient.”

“It was disappointing, but we’ve always known this is not the end of the road,” said family attorney Rekha Sharma-Crawford. “But it’s still hard on this family.”

Schreiber served in the military for 27 years, meeting his wife Soo Jin while he was serving as a tank company executive officer and in other positions in Korea with 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor Regiment in the late 1990s. Hyebin was Soo Jin’s niece, and when Hyebin’s home life became too difficult, Schreiber and his wife took her in as their own daughter.

During his military career, Schreiber jumped with the 82nd Airborne Division into Panama during Operation Just Cause, served in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2006 and then again from 2007 to 2008. He was sent to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011 and then again from 2013 to 2014. He retired in 2015 and still works for DoD as a contractor.

If the family loses its appeal, all of them will move to Korea, Schreiber said.


Trump Lashes Out At Feinstein, Booker, Blumenthal: ‘They’re Not Angels’

By Daily Caller

President Donald Trump told reporters that the Senate Democrats demanding answers for the accusations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh are not “angels.”

“I watch those senators on the Democrat side and I thought it was a disgrace,” Trump told reporters gathered at the White House for a press conference on the new trade agreement reached between the U.S., Mexico and Canada. “Partially because I know them. I know them too well. You know what? They are not angels.”

Trump expounded on the “angels” allegation later on in the press conference when asked about the timetables for the FBI investigation.

“Look at Blumenthal. He lied about Vietnam — he didn’t just say ‘Hey, I went to Vietnam.’ For 15 years he said he was a war hero. He fought in Da-Nang province. We call him Da-Nang Richard. … He never went to Vietnam. And he’s up there saying, ‘We need honesty, and we need integrity.’ This guy lied.”

Blumenthal lied multiple times about serving in Vietnam, saying he “misspoke” about his stolen valor.

Trump continued, speaking about Blumenthal, “Here’s a guy [who] lied, and he’s up there talking like he’s holier-than-thou. You know what? Take a look at his record. And when he got out, and when he apologized, he was crying.”

Trump was not done yet. The president went after Cory Booker.

“Take a look at Cory Booker. He ran Newark, New Jersey, into the ground. He was a horrible mayor. And he made statements that, when he was in high school or college, what he was doing, he actually made the statements. And now he is talking about Judge Kavanaugh.”

Trump may have been referring to an article written by Booker admitting to getting drunk and groping an intoxicated woman.

Finally, Tump moved on to Dianne Feinstein, saying the the reporter, “You’re telling me about time. Dianne Feinstein knew about this two months earlier. If she wanted a really thorough investigation, we had all the time in the world. She didn’t have to wait until after the hearing was closed, essentially. She should have said, ‘Listen, I have a problem. I have this report. I would like the FBI to look at it while we’re doing the hearings.’ We had two months … and then she probably leaked it. But, you know, who am I to say?”

Feinstein had the allegations for months before they were made public on the eve of the Kavanaugh vote to advance the nomination by the Judiciary Committee.

Left Turns to Homophobia to Attack Lindsey Graham: ‘Closeted Idiot’

By Justin Caruso, Breitbart

Following Lindsey Graham’s passionate defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh this week, many on the left took to making homophobic attacks against Graham.

Lindsey Graham, who is unmarried, has occasionally been derisively accused of being gay by critics and pundits who engage in homophobia by using homosexuality as an implicit insult.

After Graham strongly defended Kavanaugh this week, the same homophobic jokes came back in style among liberal comics and establishment media figures.

Rosie O’Donnell started the hate train Wednesday, calling Graham a “closeted idiot” after Graham sent a tweet defending Kavanaugh.

“I very much believe in allowing people to be heard. But I am not going to be played, and I’m not going to have my intelligence insulted by the Michael Avenattis of the world. I will not be a participant in wholesale character assassination that defies credibility,” Graham tweeted.

Rosie O’Donnell replied, “fuck u u closeted idiot – this is the patriarchy exposed – this is reality deal with it !!#NoKavanaughConfirmation #NotMyPresident”

Trump calls Kavanaugh accuser a ‘credible’ witness

By Morgan Chalfant, The Hill

President Trump on Friday called the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault a “credible witness” and deferred to the Senate on whether to delay a vote on his confirmation.

“I thought her testimony was very compelling and she looks like a very fine woman to me,” Trump said following a meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera at the White House.

“I thought that Brett’s testimony, likewise, was really something that I haven’t seen before, it was incredible,” Trump said. “I think it will work out very well for the country.”

Asked if he had considered a replacement for Kavanaugh, Trump responded, “Not even a little bit.”

The president’s remarks came after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Friday joined other Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee in voting to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate.

But Flake called for a one-week delay in the floor vote pending an FBI investigation into the allegations brought against him this month.

Trump on Friday deferred to the Judiciary Committee on whether to reopen the FBI background investigation into Kavanaugh.

“I will be totally reliant on what [Judiciary Chairman Chuck] Grassley [R-Iowa] and the group decides to do,” Trump said. “They have to do what they think is right. They have to be comfortable with themselves.”

Ultimately, it would be up to Trump to ask the FBI to reopen its background investigation into Kavanaugh. The president has not yet done so.

The events Friday capped a dramatic week during which Kavanaugh battled new allegations of sexual misconduct.

“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” defends Kavanaugh

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by Joel Pollak, Breitbart

Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivered a fiery opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon, responding to accusations of sexual misconduct decades ago: “This confirmation process has become a national disgrace … You have replaced ‘advice and consent’ with ‘search and destroy.’”

Kavanaugh ripped the Senate — and, by implication, Senate Democrats — for  “false, last-minute smears designed to scare me and drive me out of the process before any hearing occurred.”

He read from a personal statement that he had appended to his prepared testimony, and written the day before.

In a searing indictment of the politicians before him, he mentioned some of the comments made by Democrats — including members of the committee — such as the claim by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) that supporting Kavanaugh meant being “complicit in evil.” Others, he noted, said that “people will die if I am confirmed.”

The campaign to stop his confirmation, he said, had “destroyed my good name and my family” through a “calculated and orchestrated political hit.”

Whatever the reason, — whether fueled by “pent-up anger” over the election, or for other motives — he decried the damage done to him, to the Supreme Court, and to the country.

“This is a circus. The consequences will extend long past my nomination. The consequences will be with us for decades,” he said.

However, he vowed:

“Coordinated and well-funded effort to destroy my good name, and destroy my family, will not drive me out.”

“You may defeat me in the final vote, but you’ll never get me to quit. Never.”

Kavanaugh also repeated his denials about any and all allegations of sexual assault. He seemed to choke up when mentioning his mother, a judge who inspired him to become a judge. And he teared up and paused when stating that his ten-year-old daughter had told him that they should pray for Dr. Ford.

Fox News anchors on Kavanaugh after hearing Ford: ‘This is a disaster for the Republicans’

By Jennifer Kline of

Several Fox News anchors voiced measured support for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the midst of her Senate testimony on Thursday.

As the hearing broke midmorning for a recess, roundtable panelists discussed Dr. Ford, and the tone a marked change for the network from even just 24 hours prior.

“You read the opening statement from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and it is one thing,” Bret Baier said. “But then you hear it, and in the way that she expresses it … it is a totally different thing after you hear it.”

Chris Wallace was even more forceful in his reaction, calling the testimony “extremely emotional, extremely raw and extremely credible”: “This is a disaster for the Republicans,” Wallace said firmly.

President Trump, a noted consistent viewer of Fox News, reportedly agrees with the panelists’ perceptions of the testimony, according to Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman.

“Trump telling people he’s furious that WH aides didn’t have advance knowledge of how credible Ford would seem,” Sherman tweeted during the hearing’s lunch recess, citing two sources.

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