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Tuesday, October 6, 2015


The major question of the year is whether or not the residents of District 2 will be conned into reelecting Dillon Pesce to another term on the Town Council.  Dillon Pesce has spent a great deal of effort portraying himself as champion of the people.  However, he has graduated to become a very effect politician providing only half truths to the people.  I attend almost every workshop, Public Hearing and Council Meeting I can and have seen Mr. Pesce in action.  Below is a listing of the “rest of the story":

1.      The first is his statement:  :…I have been committed to being an instrumental voice of ALL members of our community and not letting the loud special interest groups take over.

Mr. Pecse has never implemented anything the people have brought out.  He listens, because the law mandates he do so, but he has not implemented the desires of the people.  As far as the loud special interest group, this group is made up of voters, parents and concerned citizens and they have gotten loud because their concerns land on deaf ears.  Mr. Pesce has his own agenda and sticks to it.

2.      As far as transparency goes, Chairman Pesce establishes the Council Agenda and sees what subjects are conducted in Executive Sessions.  Lately, town own property is sold behind closed doors after the town received bids for the property.  Also, discussion of retirement incentives are also discussed behind closed doors and you call this transparency.

3.      Now let’s look at accountability, there have been several incidents in the Public Works and sewer areas and no one has been held accountable for anything.  So much for accountability.

4.     This is probably my favorite of all.  Chairman Pesce demanded the School Department cut $600,000 from its budget sole on the fact the school budget is twice the size of the Municipal Budget.  Councilor Pesce had no idea what kind of impact a cut of this nature would have on the operations of our school system and apparently did not care.  As Referendums come and go the vote was always the same “NO TOO LOW”.  So what did Chairman Pesce do, remember he said he was an instrumental voice of ALL members of our community, he lower the school budget even lower the next time.  After, that one did not pass; Mr. Pesce orders taxes to be committed because the town could not pay their bills.  This was because our legal costs are way over budget because of Mr. Pesce seeking so many legal reviews.  The Undesignated Fund is too low to support our bills because of excess spending by the Town Council.  Making major cutting without knowing the impact is totally irresponsible.

5.      Chairman Pesce does not allow any citizen to speak at Council meetings without putting time limits on them.  Thanks to Chairman Pesce, there are no dialogues during a council meeting.  Mr. Pesce censors the voice of the people and responds by avoiding the questions with double-talk.

There are plenty of citizens who can verify how Chairman Pesce speaks to them during meetings. 

6.      The people submitted a petition for a Special Town meeting.  The Town Clerk provided the blank petitions to gather signatures, after a legal review.  Then when the people turned in over 700 signatures, which was approximately 100 over the requirement, the petition was denied after a second review.  Denying the people and citizens a Special Town meeting to resolve the difference in figures from the School Department and the Town Council is just plain wrong.  I thought this was the purpose of the Charter procedure.

I thought residents of District 2 need to know what is happening and how Mr. Dillon Pesce contributes to the problem.

Also, look at Charter Change Number 1 to change the two term limit on the Chair position of the Town Council.  Mr. Pesce wants to change this to unlimited terms for the Chairman of the Town Council. 

I wonder whom that is for.

Larry Fillmore


GOPDD: Should Female Cops Be Allowed To Wear Hijabs? Group Stands Up To CAIR Over It

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Somewhere along the line, the need for someone to express their identity became more important than doing one’s job or maintaining security. After a group filed a complaint to allow female officers to wear hijabs, a conservative group is fighting back.

Despite its name, the Tampa-based Florida Family Association is taking its goal of defending American values to Ohio, where its taking on the powerful Council on American-Islamic Relations.



Monday, October 5, 2015

GOPDD: BEN CARSON Joins Donald Trump “NO” To Obama’s Treacherous Plan to Bring In Hundreds Of Thousands Of So-Called Syrian ‘Refugees’

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Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from Syria because they are “infiltrated” with Muslim extremists who seek to harm America. Carson has taken an increasingly skeptical view of Muslims in recent days, as his political fortunes have improved and now finds himself among the top contenders in national Republican preference polls.

Townhall (h/t Mike F) Carson has also launched a petition challenging the tax exempt status of the largest Muslim advocacy group, part of an escalating rift with the U.S. Muslim community. ben-carson-wants-irs-investigation-of-designated-terrorist-group-cairs-tax-exempt-status


GOPDD: The end of ISIS? Putin ‘sending 150,000 soldiers to Syria to WIPE OUT evil Islamic State’

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I’m confused…and I supposed to cheer for Putin here? Do I wonder where our leaders are in developing our own strategy?

           The Russian leader is reportedly mounting an enormous military mission to take control of the
           terror group’s stronghold of Raqqa.


GOPDD: Video: Trump Storms Nashville Pushing 2nd Amendment Rights… Crowd of 4,000 Goes Wild!

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Donald Trump really wowed them in Nashville! He had a sold-out house of 3,000 with 1,000 in the overflow area. Those 1,000 were in the rain and stayed the whole time just to hear Trump and see him. He spoke on gun rights and the Second Amendment and the crowd went absolutely wild over him! He read from his Second Amendment position paper and related it to the shootings in Oregon last week. He rightly pointed out that if a couple of teachers had been armed, most of the bloodshed could have been averted and lives would have been saved. He stated flatly that it should not have been a gun free zone and that the shooter was mentally unbalanced. Trump also railed against our military being unarmed at installations. He had a number one hit in Nashville and he’s still moving up the charts.


GOPDD: Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey Tells ‘Fellow Christians’ That They Should Arm Themselves

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As more news comes to light about the Oregon shooter targeting Christians, Tennessee’s Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey took to Facebook to tell fellow Christians in the state that they should be armed and on alert. 

In his Facebook posting, Ramsey, who is also speaker of the Tennessee senate, said the recent spate of mass shootings around the nation is “truly troubling.”

The Blountville Republican said, “whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West.”


GOPDD: Democrat Leader Leaves Job for Radical Islamic Group

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For over six years, Tamara “Tammy” Ayon was leading the Democratic Party in Broward County, Florida. But that changed this year, when she left her position as Executive Director of the party to take a job with an Islamist group with ties to terrorism and bigotry. And while both groups work to involve themselves with politicians, the goals and associations of the two are as distant from each other as the difference between a petty thief and a mass murderer.

On April 22nd of this year, Tamara Tillman Ayon, then-Executive Director of the Broward Democratic Party, sent out a tweet from her Twitter account calling on people to sign a petition to “ban fracking on public lands.” Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas which is contained inside.


GOPDD: Huckabee: What If Shooter Had Targeted Muslims? Bet Obama Would’ve Mentioned That! (Video)

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MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 12: Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Freedom Summit held its inaugural event where national conservative leaders bring together grassroots activists on the eve of tax day. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mike Huckabee gets this one precisely right. More proposed gun laws will not stop these shootings. In fact, disarming regular Americans will cause more crime. Gun free zones are like magnets for these unstable, murderous crazies. Obama should pay more attention to the First Amendment, rather than trying to gut the Second Amendment. You can bet that if the killer had gone after Muslims, that would have been Obama’s primary focus. This was a hate crime against Christians and Obama doesn’t mention it at all. This was evil committed to become infamous. When you glorify unspeakable acts, other nuts are going to do these things as well. Huckabee is right, we should not mention their names or give them credit. The media should take some responsibility and not glamorize mass murder.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee observed that President Barack Obama “conveniently just ignores it” when victims of a violent act, such as Thursday’s mass shooting at an Oregon community college, are Christian.


Saturday, October 3, 2015

GOPDD: Video: Obama Ordered State Department to Snub Netanyahu at UN

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Obama Ordered Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Ambassador Samantha Power to Snub Netanyahu at UN.

Lower level US State Department officials attended the Israeli Prime Minister’s speech at the UN. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly today in New York City.

At one point the auditorium broke out is applause after Netanyahu’s comments on Iranian threats.


GOPDD: Evangelist Franklin Graham STANDS Firm: ‘STOP ALL Immigration Of Muslims To The U.S.’

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Well-known Christian evangelist Franklin Graham is NOT changing his mind. No more Muslim immigrants to the U.S.

Until ongoing terror threats subside, Graham says we shouldn’t let anymore Muslim immigrants into our country. He defended that stance in an interview with The Church Boys podcast this week.


GOPDD: #IAMACHRISTIAN: Dr. Ben Carson Lights Up Facebook In Response to Oregon School Shooting

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Dr. Ben Carson, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate and world-renowned neurosurgeon, has launched a social media response effort to the Oregon gunman’s reported targeting of Christians in his shooting spree on a community college campus on Thursday.

In one of several consecutive Facebook posts, Carson urges his millions of followers to change their Facebook photograph to an image of a hashtag: #IAmAChristian. The other Facebook photograph shows Carson holding up a piece of paper with the words “I am a Christian” written on it.


EAGLERISING: Every Crime Hillary Commits is the GOP's Fault

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GOPDD: Must-Read Open Letter: ‘To The Moms Whose Children Were Killed In Oregon For Being Christians’

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She encouraged all believers to look at the example left by these students.

As reports surfaced that the gunman responsible for this week’s mass shooting in Oregon specifically targeted Christians, one woman felt a specific urge to reach out to the mothers whose children died after proclaiming their faith in Jesus.


Friday, October 2, 2015


Ever wonder what goes on in Executive Sessions and is it legal?  I personally do not believe it is legal in accordance with Maine Statute 405 (6) (C).  So let’s take a look at the statue.  Below is the statute:

          C. Discussion or consideration of the condition, acquisition or the use of real or personal property permanently attached to real property or interests therein or disposition of publicly held property or economic development ONLY if premature disclosures of the information would prejudice the competitive or bargaining position of the body or agency; [1987, c. 477, §3 (AMD).]

As you can see it is very specific as to when you can hide behind this part of the statute.  Chairman Pesce and the Town Council agreed to have town owned property go out for bid in order to sell the property.  This is the same procedure utilized to procure a truck, fuel and winter sands.  Bidders submit sealed bids by a certain date and then the town opens the bids and recommend to the Town Council which bid to accept.  The Town Council then votes on which bid to accept without ever meeting the bidders.

Now let’s take a look at what took place in Executive Session on September 15, 2015.  This is straight from the minutes of the meeting for September 15, 2015.

                                                EXECUTIVE SESSION

 OTE (2015-284 & 285) Councilor Bickford, seconded by Councilor Metivier moved to go into Executive Session per 1 MRSA Section 405 (6) (C) Acquisition or disposition of real property or economic development, and 405 (6) (E) Consultations with legal counsel.  Order passed – Vote 7-0.

Councilor Pesce announced that a vote could possibly follow.  Councilor Metivier, seconded by Councilor Bickford moved to return to regular session at 9:26 PM.  Order passed 7-0.  The Chairman resumed the meeting at 9:30 PM.

VOTE (2015 -285A) Councilor Pesce, seconded by Councilor Garrison moved to convey property at 3 Village Street to Lisbon Holding, LLC under terms to be negotiated by the Town Manager and Town Attorney and to authorize the Town Manager to execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction.

Order passed – Vote 6-1 (Opposed:  Lunt) Councilor Brunelle indicated Councilor Lunt wanted more information that he is just not going to get.

VOTE (2015-285B) Councilor Pesce, seconded by Councilor Bickford moved that the Town sell property on Ridge Road, Tax Map R05, Lot 1C, to Dale John Crafts for the Town’s asking price of $82,900 and to authorize the Town Manager to execute all documents necessary to complete the transaction.  Order passed – Vote 6-0-1. (Abstained:  Crafts)

VOTE (2015-285C) Councilor Pesce, seconded by Councilor Bickford moved that the Town offer a retirement incentive to employees with at least 35 years of continues service to the town as of September 1, 2015 that would all employees who select to participate to receive a monthly payment of $833 toward the cost of health insurance for a period of three (3) years following their separation of employment.  Order passed – Vote 7-0.

As you can see, the property at 3 Village Street and Ridge Road were sold.  If this was a result of bids received by the Town; why are these transactions in Executive Session because the bid process is the same for a truck, fuel and winter sands.  All of these items are decided at an “open” Town Council meeting.  Why were these two properties being decided in Executive Session?  Could it be the Town Council is conducting business behind closed doors illegally?

Also, it is nice to see the Town Council being so free with our tax money.  If we had to commit taxes this year because the town was low on funds and could not pay the town’s bills; where is all this money coming from.  It certainly cannot be the Undesignated Fund because that too is below the recommended level.

Isn’t it nice to know what the Town Council does behind closed doors?

Larry Fillmore




During last Tuesday’s Town Council Workshop, the second agenda item was a Police Officer Vacancy Discussion.  The Town Manager started off the discussion by explaining that there is a vacancy in the Patrol Division and requested that the town receive permission to fill this position.  According to Chief Brooks’, the town tried to fill this position but the candidate did not accept the offer.  The Council gave permission to start the process again, without a vote being taken.

After the workshop was completed, Chairman Pesce opened the workshop for the audience to make comments.  I asked Chairman Pesce if the Police Department had eliminated the “Unobligated Time”, identified in the Police Study.  Chairman Pesce did not answer the question but provided double-talk about what our officers are currently doing. 

The Town Council paid to have an independent study performed by subject matter experts (SME) from The Tideview Group.  This cost approximately $6,000.00 of taxpayers’ money.  These subject matter experts completed the study and provided their findings to the Town Council.  In their study, The Tideview Group provided 10 recommendations to improving the cost effectiveness and to provide manpower recommendations on our Police Department.  Below are two of the recommendations from page 27 of the Police Study:

          .  That the use of unobligated time be reviewed to insure that this time is being spent in a proactive manner.

          . That current staffing levels of officers in the Patrol Division be maintained and reevaluated after unobligated time is being used to maximum potential.

 Since the taxpayers paid for this study and The Tideview Group provided recommendations to the town; it is only right that the taxpayers be kept informed as the progress the Police Department is making to accomplish the recommendations provided.  It makes no sense to pay for a study and then not utilize the study to improve the efficiency of our Police Department.  Chairman Pesce did not provide an answer to the question of “is the unobligated time being used to maximum potential”. 

This issue of unobligated time needs to be resolved prior to spending any more tax dollars on a Patrol Officer.  If the Town Council, though the Town Manager, is not going to monitor the progress of  resolving these recommendations; then the study is useless and the town wasted $6,000.00.

Chairman Pesce should not be so short with the residents of this community and answer their questions instead of giving then double-talk.

Larry Fillmore


GOPDD: Green Beret Is Discharged For Beating Alleged Afghan Child Rapist!

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It’s amazing how the left operates. Religious tolerance is unacceptable… unless it’s tolerance for extreme Muslim practices such as child rape. Then, we must exercise an absurd level of “tolerance” by accepting perversion as a legitimate expression of faith. One man acted when others wouldn’t when he saw our Muslim allies raping children and is now facing the consequences in Obama’s military.

Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, the Green Beret being separated involuntarily from the U.S. Army for kicking and body slamming an Afghan police commander he describes as a “brutal child rapist,” began telling his side of the story Monday.


GOPDD: BEN CARSON Wants IRS Investigation Of Designated Terrorist Group CAIR’s ‘Tax Exempt’ Status

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Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson wants the IRS to investigate the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). The Saudi-funded, terror-tied CAIR may have jeopardized its non-profit status and violated the law by calling for Carson to step down and withdraw from the presidential race. 

FYI: CAIR’s tax-exempt status was taken away during the George W. Bush administration, but was quickly restored as soon as Barack Hussein Obama took office.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

GOPDD: BREAKING: World Leader Accuses Obama of TREASON on the Floor of the United Nations

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Red Flag News United Nations General Assembly

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GOPDD: Donald Trump Says He’ll Send the Syrian Migrants Back When He is President (VIDEO)

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GOPDD: BREAKING News: Umpqua Shooter Identified as ‘Chris Harper Mercer’

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Umpqua Shooter Identified as Chris Harper Mercer – Student at College
Chris Mercer killed 9 people before being shot by police.Chris Harper Mercer was an atheist. (MySpace Image)

The profile contains several Irish Revolutionary Army images (WTH?)


Wednesday, September 30, 2015


The Town Council is working extremely hard to save the taxpayers’ dollars by reducing the operating cost of the town.  One of the major projects is the consolidation of Lisbon’s Communication Center (Dispatching) with the Androscoggin County Dispatch Center.  The Council has been working with the Town Manager and Sheriff Samson of the Androscoggin County.

Sheriff Samson, with the consent of the Town Council, applied for a Federal Grant which was turned down.  This grant was using “Dark Fiber” for connectivity.  Come to find out this option is not available in this area.  As a backup plan, Sheriff Samson requested that approximately $225,000.00 be added to Androscoggin County Dispatch Center’s budget to consolidate Lisbon Communication Center with the county.  In this proposal, the connectivity was changed to use high speed fiber with dual firewalls.  These are experts in communication and record keeping. Sheriff Samson has several subject matter experts (SME) to design and implement this project. 

At Tuesday night’s workshop, Sheriff Samson briefed everyone on the current status of the project and asked the Town Council for approval to move ahead with the project.  This project has the potential saving to the taxpayers of approximately $140,000.00 to $150,000.00 annually per the Town Manager.  The Town Council originally estimated the saving to be roughly $190,000.00 annually.  I personally believe it will be a lot more saving to the taxpayers, however time will tell.  No matter what the savings is going to be it will be significant to the community.

In order for a project to be successful, all the players involved have to be dedicated and devote 100% to the project.  Anyone whom does not believe in the project will cause delays and additional expense.  Chief Brooks’ is not interested in seeing this project succeed or doing what is best for the community.  Completion of this project will reduce Chief Brooks’ department in half.  Chief Brooks’ interrogated Sheriff Samson on technical aspect of the project Tuesday night.  Sheriff Samson did an excellent job of answering all Chief Brooks question even though Sheriff Samson is not a SME in communications.  When all of the questions were answered, Chief Brooks’ used intimidation by trying to point out the town was using a Homeland Security Grant that had an expiration date of 2017 and that if the town did not use the equipment through this date there may be repercussions.  This will never happen for the following reasons:  (1) this project does not go live until July 2016 at the earliest, which is 6 month from 2017;   (2) this project will reduce the need for additional funds for Lisbon thus improving the efficiency of the equipment; and finally (3) the town will be able to show an effect way to eliminate redundancy in live saving procedures.  I have forty years working for the Federal government and dealing with grants, and have never seen the government retaliate when the system is being used properly.

Change is always challenging because of the unknown.  However, consolidation of communication centers is being down all over the country very successfully.  These consolidations are saving dollars and improving efficiency within the systems.  There will be a short period of time to shake out the bugs in every project but in the long run will become an asset to the county and will reduce tax dollars.

The people of this community need to get on board with this project.  Please call your Councilors and the Town Manager to go ahead with project.

Larry Fillmore



At last night’s Town Council Workshop, the Council discussed three topics.  Below is a small summary of each:

1.    Dispatch Consolidation Discussion – Town Manager, Diane Barnes started off by telling the Council of the savings this project would save the town.  The saving was between $140,000.00 and $150,000.00.  This was a different figure from what the Town Council quoted of $190,000.00 by Chairman Pesce.  Next, Sheriff Samson explained that the grant the county had applied for was disapproved because of technical problems.  Sheriff Samson also explained that he had applied to the County Commissioners for approximately $230,000.00 is placed in their budget for approval.   The Town Manager explained that the Lisbon Dispatch is costing annually $337,000.00 of taxpayers’ dollars.  Chief Brooks spoke asking questions of Sheriff Samson, who is not a Subject Matter Expert (SME), in the field of Communications.  Sheriff Samson did his best to resolve all of Chief Brooks’ questions.   

2.    Police Officer Vacancy Discussion - Next the Town Manager asked to start the process to fill a Patrol Officer position.  The Town Council authorized the Town Manager and Chief Brooks to start the process.

3.   Shooting Range Ordinance – There were approximately 15 to 20 citizens to talk about incidents at the Shooting Range and how to control noise and mishaps.  The town currently does not have an Ordinance to cover the range so the Council agreed to form a committee to draft up an ordinance to cover the Shooting Range.

The discussions lasted approximately one and half hours.

Larry Fillmore

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TOWNHALL: Of Course: Hillary's Email Storage Wasn't Safe For Highly Sensitive Messages

Matt Vespa | Sep 29, 2015        

Matt Vespa

Another chapter has been added to Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email fiasco; the State Department has admitted to investigators that the method in which Clinton’s lawyer could review the emails was not secure enough. Why? They didn’t think highly classified information that was sent through the server would be, indeed, that sensitive (via Associated ):


Monday, September 28, 2015



GOPDD: BOOM: Trump Slams Pope Francis On Climate Change With This One Blunt Statement

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Leave it to Donald Trump to keep telling it like it is, even when he’s talking about the leader of the Catholic Church.

After Pope Francis talked to the US Congress and President Obama mostly about climate change, Trump took a shot at the Pope that sets him apart from all the other Republican presidential candidates.


GOPDD: All Across America Marines Are Warning Muslim Terrorists With THIS Brutal Billboard. Do You Love It?

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Radical Islamic terrorists are infamous for spreading their messages of fear, hate and destruction through aggressively worded campaigns like, “Convert or die,” which turn out to be surprisingly effective. 

Recently the Islamic State group has been putting out “hit lists” of their potential targets in an effort to intimidate the west, but we won’t just take it in stride. U.S. Marines have fired back with a billboard of their own – I wouldn’t want to be on the other side of their aggression!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

FREEBEACON: Service Dog, Wounded Marine Denied Seat on Flight After Winning Award

Service Dog of the Year and retired Marine stranded in Los Angeles by American Airlines 

Jason Haag and Axel
Jason Haag and Axel / Photo provided by the American Human Association

A retired Marine and his service dog were denied a seat on an American Airlines flight the same day they had been honored with the Service Dog of the Year award.
Jason Haag, his wife, and his dog Axel were returning from the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards where Axel had been honored as the Service Dog of the Year on Sunday when American Airlines employees at Los Angeles International Airport refused to allow them to board a plane to Reagan National Airport.
The airline employees did not believe that Axel was a service dog though Haag provided an animal identification card. Axel was also wearing a harness identifying him as a service dog.


GOPDD: BOMBSHELL! Christmas Came Early For Trey Gowdy Over 900 EMAILS Clinton Failed To Turn Over Involving..

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Independent Review The State Department has turned over a new trove of Hillary Clinton emails to Trey Gowdy’s House Select Committee on Benghazi, despite repeated insistences that it had turned over all relevant documents.

As reported by Tim Mak at The Daily Beast, some of those emails involve Benghazi:
“Following our second review of former Secretary Clinton’s emails… the Department is producing a small number of emails relating to Benghazi.”
Asked by Mak to clarify what a “small number” meant, a spokesman replied that it was a “handful.” Other emails in the collection include potentially unrelated emails about Libya, as well as personal emails State had previously deemed unworthy of the committee’s attention.

BOMBSHELL! Christmas Came Early For Trey Gowdy Over 900 EMAILS Clinton Failed To Turn Over Involving..