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Police arrested and charged an employee of a Gravesend day care center with felony assault on Tuesday after she was caught on camera throwing a 2-year-old boy to the ground and kicking him, according to authorities.

Cops cuffed 36-year-old Gravesend resident Valeriaya Buonadonna on April 10 just after 4 p.m. at Znayka Day Care, on Avenue U between W. Fourth and W. Fifth streets, where a surveillance camera caught her picking up a 2-year-old boy and throwing him to the ground, causing him to hit his knees on the floor. She then kicked the youngster, causing bruising and swelling to his right knee, according to police.

PIX11 first reported news of the incident and obtained the video footage of it, and reported that the boy’s mother said that Buonadonna flew into her rage because her son refused to take a nap. A witness told the boy’s parents about what happened, prompting them to alert police, according to PIX11.

A woman who answered the phone at the day care on Thursday told a reporter that she had no comment on the incident or the assault charge.

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Police arrested and charged an employee of a Gravesend day care center with felony assault on Tuesday after she was caught on camera throwing a 2-year-old boy to the ground and kicking him, according to authorities.

Cops cuffed 36-year-old Gravesend resident Valeriaya Buonadonna on April 10 just after 4 p.m. at Znayka Day Care, on Avenue U between W. Fourth and W. Fifth streets, where a surveillance camera caught her picking up a 2-year-old boy and throwing him to the ground, causing him to hit his knees on the floor. She then kicked the youngster, causing bruising and swelling to his right knee, according to police.

PIX11 first reported news of the incident and obtained the video footage of it, and reported that the boy’s mother said that Buonadonna flew into her rage because her son refused to take a nap. A witness told the boy’s parents about what happened, prompting them to alert police, according to PIX11.

A woman who answered the phone at the day care on Thursday told a reporter that she had no comment on the incident or the assault charge.

Reach reporter Julianne McShane at (718) 260–2523 or by e-mail at jmcshane@schnepsmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @juliannemcshane.

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The American people are being treated to a dose of reality about Washington, D.C. Comey is a symptom. The disease is a voracious, rapacious government filled at high levels by people of immense ego and viciousness. Whether it is the IRS’s Lois Lerner, Comey, or the political thugs Obama installed at the highest echelons of the U.S. Department of Justice, the CIA, the DNI, and the NSC, they all share a common bond: allegiance to a cause unrelated to the Constitution, a cause borne of disdain for the average American and dedicated to power and its use and abuse against political “enemies.”

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James Brien Comey Jr. is an American lawyer who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey had been a registered Republican for most of his adult life; in 2016, he described himself as unaffiliated. Wikipedia

BornDecember 14, 1960 (age 58 years), Yonkers, New York, United States
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Wyatt Earp. Elliot Ness. J. Edgar Hoover. Inspector Clouseau. James Comey. The names reflect a continuum, from greatness to farce and mediocrity.
In the annals of U.S. law enforcement, no individual has reached such depths of disgrace as James “Cardinal” Comey. The “Cardinal” was a sobriquet that FBI agents used to denigrate their leader. As Deputy Attorney General, he was called “drama queen.” Known for his pomposity and self-regard, Comey cut a swath of arrogance unmatched in the histories of either of those illustrious organizations. He was the cult of personality. He surrounded himself with sycophants, people dedicated to his promotion and their advancement. The Bureau and the public became the losers.
The Comey Memos, a 15-page suicide note, reveal a deeply tortured and troubled man. They have a hausfrau sentimentality. But they are telling nonetheless.
As we watch in amazement the mendacious and fiction-laced Comey book tour (truly a tour de farce), one is struck by the utter phantasm he has created around and about him. With each successive lie, he sinks to a new low. Ask yourself this question: Can you imagine William Webster or Louie Freeh mounting this psychodrama defense of their tenures as FBI director? To ask the question is to answer it.
The American people are being treated to a dose of reality about Washington, D.C. Comey is a symptom. The disease is a voracious, rapacious government filled at high levels by people of immense ego and viciousness. Whether it is the IRS’s Lois Lerner, Comey, or the political thugs Obama installed at the highest echelons of the U.S. Department of Justice, the CIA, the DNI, and the NSC, they all share a common bond: allegiance to a cause unrelated to the Constitution, a cause borne of disdain for the average American and dedicated to power and its use and abuse against political “enemies.”
There now can be no doubt that there was a brazen plot by senior officials of the Obama Justice Department, FBI, CIA, NSC, and DNI to carry out two objectives: to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton in the email server investigation; and if she lost the election, to frame Trump and his team for crimes they did not commit.
As a former U.S. Attorney, Independent Counsel, Special Counsel to the House of Representatives, and investigator for more than 40 years, I can say all the known facts of record and the reasonable inferences to be drawn therefrom point to just that.
These individuals concluded, with Comey in the lead, that Donald Trump was not fit to be president. They loathed him and everything he stood for. They loved Hillary and everything she stood for. He had to be stopped. She had to be elected. And if she couldn’t be elected, he had to be immobilized, degraded, and run out of office. That meant that the rules of the constitutional game no longer applied because the end result – removing Trump – had a higher moral value. Indeed, it was a moral necessity. The Comey book tour underscores that maniacal belief.
They concocted a scheme to use foreign intelligence lackies to serve their interests. And in the course of that endeavor, they enlisted the likes of Christopher Steele, whose deposition in a London court as a defendant in a libel case is worth reading. He saw nothing. He knows nothing. What is all this about collusion, he testifies. What dossier? What facts? None of the dossier “facts” is verified, he says.
In this endeavor, Steele was sponsored by “opposition research” firm, Fusion GPS, the Clinton Campaign, and the law firm Perkins-Coie. Comey, to his eternal discredit, briefed the president about the dossier at Trump Tower shortly after the election but says he didn’t tell the president it was funded by Hillary’s campaign; yet to Bret Baier he laments that to this day he doesn’t know who paid for the dossier. When you join the Resistance, this is what you sound like.
The Obama FBI and DOJ apparatchiks used the Steele Dossier to corrupt the FISA warrant process to obtain warrants to spy on the campaign of the opposition party’s nominee. It is the greatest political scandal in American history, yet the press is disinterested. They whine about the threat that this president allegedly poses to the First Amendment. Yet he has not — and his Department of Justice has not — issued a single subpoena to a newspaper or news organization, as Eric Holder did under Barack Obama. Apparently, that was fine, since it was a Democrat doing the dirty work. “And when they came for me…”
James Clapper, Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, testified so incompletely and so falsely on so many occasions that it is impossible to list them all here. Suffice it say that he has no credibility left. So, naturally, he is a consultant to CNN. There’s the rub. He conspired with James Comey, our hero, to leak to his new employer, CNN, the news that Comey had briefed the president-elect on the salacious content of the unverified material in the Steele Dossier. This was the “hook” that CNN was looking for to justify publishing the fictional trash in the dossier. Clapper and Comey complied. Comey gave a Hooverian blackmail briefing to the unsuspecting Trump. Then he told Clapper the deed was done. Clapper promptly leaked that fact to CNN, his soon-to-be employer.
Comey and Clapper were aided and abetted during the campaign, the transition, and the post-Inauguration by John Brennan, CIA head. Brennan, who voted for Communist Party USA candidate for President Gus Hall, has displayed an animus, vitriol, and vituperation so vicious that it has shocked former and current members of the intelligence community. Indeed, his Twitter rants have demeaned both him and the agency he once headed.
But Brennan’s bursts of anger have unwittingly revealed an important fact: he had a motive and desire to collude with others in the Obama administration to take down the opposition party’s candidate for president by any means necessary. So fierce was his opposition to Trump that he believed the power of the intelligence community had to be unleashed illegally to stop Trump. Thus was born the FISA corruption and the unmasking and illegal leaking of that intelligence product. Brennan has unmasked himself by so doing.
Comey politicized the FBI, America’s premier law enforcement agency. It started on July 6, 2016, when he usurped the authority of Attorney General Loretta Lynch in violation of the Constitution, the law, and DOJ regulations. He destroyed Hillary’s campaign when he unethically and unprofessionally described her conduct with pejorative words as criminal and then illegally exonerated her of the crimes. President Obama should have fired him that day. But he did not. Why? Perhaps because he had knowledge of Hillary’s avoidance of any protected email channels – after all, he communicated with her on her private server using a pseudonym.
Comey is a poseur. He pretends to be Thomas Beckett but he is, in fact, the assassin, Henry II. He claims in his memos that he doesn’t do sneaky things, leak, or do other weaselly things. Yet in his Bret Baier interview, he pretended not to know what a leak is. The president performed a public service by firing him. He should have done it the day after the Inauguration.
The treachery revealed by Comey, Clapper, and Brennan requires accountability. That can only happen through a federal grand jury investigation headed by John W. Huber, the U.S. Attorney in Utah who has been appointed to investigate the FISA criminality by the Obama FBI and DOJ.
The evidence of illegal and unconstitutional abuse of law enforcement and intelligence community power and authority is clear. Grand jury subpoenas need to issue. These individuals have stolen 15 months of a new president’s tenure. They have needlessly thrown the country into spasms of doubt about the bona fides of an election. Cardinal Comey should get the first grand jury subpoena.
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After two-plus years of Donald Trump’s presidency, senior U.S. officials going after the FBI can feel like just another Wednesday.
But former counterintelligence officials were still struck by Attorney General Bill Barr’s suggestion this week that FBI leaders intentionally spied on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
As attorney general, Barr has ultimate authority over the bureau, which, in turn, leads U.S. counterintelligence operations.
“He as the attorney general, he’s the boss of bosses. He’s the boss over the FBI and all the other DOJ agencies,” said Dave Gomez, a retired FBI counterterrorism executive.
Former FBI officials told TPM that Barr’s testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee was inaccurate and irresponsible. Tossing around a loaded term like “spying” further erodes the domestic and international perception of the FBI at a moment when the U.S. is facing acute counterintelligence threats from China, Russia and other foreign nations, they said.
“Political influence is one aspect of the totality of a [foreign] influence operation,” Bob Anderson, a former top official at the FBI’s counterintelligence division, told TPM.
“These influence operations are causing infighting between the people that run the government, the people that protect the country and so on and so forth,” Anderson continued. “And if you’re the ‘bad guy’ on the other end of this, you love it because it’s causing confusion.”
Barr triggered a firestorm Wednesday by saying point-blank that he believed “spying did occur” during the 2016 campaign. Pressed on the point by Democratic lawmakers, Barr softened his wording to possible “unauthorized surveillance,” and said he simply wanted to ensure that no such thing happened. He said he had “no specific evidence” available to support his claims.
The comments were catnip to Trump, who maintains that the Russia probe was an illegitimate plot hatched by “deep state” FBI officials to derail his campaign. Barr’s comments were “very accurate” and “absolutely true,” Trump said Thursday, insisting again that “illegal spying” occurred.
Language is key here. The FBI did look into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia as part of their counterintelligence investigation into that country’s interference in the 2016 election. But they were authorized to do so.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted FBI agents a warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page’s communications, and did so after he left the campaign. Top officials at both the Justice Department and FBI are involved in signing off on these warrant applications.
Court-authorized surveillance is not the same as “spying,” which implies illegal freelance activity, ex-intelligence officials say.
Gomez echoed former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in calling the term a “pejorative” in the law enforcement community.
“I think he needs to be more careful and judicious in the way he testifies,” Gomez told TPM. “I can say that myself and probably a lot of former and active agents took offense at the suggestion we would commit essentially an illegal act—engaging in domestic spying as opposed to a legitimate court-ordered surveillance, which is what it was.”
“So he needs to be more careful about how he talks about all of this because the FBI is already on the ropes,” Gomez said.
Collapsing these distinctions paints an overly simplistic, nefarious picture of counterintelligence investigations that further undermines morale at the agency Trump has personally targeted since 2016, ex-officials said. They also come at a moment where the U.S.—and Trump himself—are facing an onslaught of foreign counterintelligence operations.
In January of this year, current DNI Dan Coats testified that foreign nations including Russia, China and Iran are likely already planning to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia in particular would focus on “aggravating” social and racial tensions via social media influence campaigns in order to further sow discord in the U.S. FBI Director Chris Wray testified that these campaigns present a “particularly vexing and challenging problem.”
Then there are the apparent recent efforts to breach security at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. The FBI is investigating whether a Chinese national arrested there in late March was a spy for China’s intelligence agencies. She was found with multiple cellphones, an external hard drive, and nine USB thumb drives, including one loaded with malware.
In a Wednesday Washington Post op-ed, former FBI counterterrorism agent Ali Soufan called Mar-a-Lago a “counterintelligence nightmare.”
“Every hostile intelligence service worthy of the name must have eyes and ears at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump resorts,” Soufan wrote.
For FBI agents trying to root out foreign government spying, hearing their boss accuse his own staffers of spying “takes an internal toll,” Gomez said.
“It’s a lot of work to figure these things out,” he continued. “If you’re not allowed to investigate because your government doesn’t trust you, you start to think, ‘Why bother?’”
Anderson, the former FBI counterintelligence official, said it was “disturbing” that Barr didn’t think through the impact of making out-of-context public comments about the FBI’s Russia probe.
“It doesn’t help America or any part of these investigations because it makes people start questioning everything that’s going on,” Anderson said.
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After two-plus years of Donald Trump’s presidency, senior U.S. officials going after the FBI can feel like just another Wednesday.
But former counterintelligence officials were still struck by Attorney General Bill Barr’s suggestion this week that FBI leaders intentionally spied on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
As attorney general, Barr has ultimate authority over the bureau, which, in turn, leads U.S. counterintelligence operations.
“He as the attorney general, he’s the boss of bosses. He’s the boss over the FBI and all the other DOJ agencies,” said Dave Gomez, a retired FBI counterterrorism executive.
Former FBI officials told TPM that Barr’s testimony before the Senate Appropriations Committee was inaccurate and irresponsible. Tossing around a loaded term like “spying” further erodes the domestic and international perception of the FBI at a moment when the U.S. is facing acute counterintelligence threats from China, Russia and other foreign nations, they said.
“Political influence is one aspect of the totality of a [foreign] influence operation,” Bob Anderson, a former top official at the FBI’s counterintelligence division, told TPM.
“These influence operations are causing infighting between the people that run the government, the people that protect the country and so on and so forth,” Anderson continued. “And if you’re the ‘bad guy’ on the other end of this, you love it because it’s causing confusion.”
Barr triggered a firestorm Wednesday by saying point-blank that he believed “spying did occur” during the 2016 campaign. Pressed on the point by Democratic lawmakers, Barr softened his wording to possible “unauthorized surveillance,” and said he simply wanted to ensure that no such thing happened. He said he had “no specific evidence” available to support his claims.
The comments were catnip to Trump, who maintains that the Russia probe was an illegitimate plot hatched by “deep state” FBI officials to derail his campaign. Barr’s comments were “very accurate” and “absolutely true,” Trump said Thursday, insisting again that “illegal spying” occurred.
Language is key here. The FBI did look into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia as part of their counterintelligence investigation into that country’s interference in the 2016 election. But they were authorized to do so.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted FBI agents a warrant to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page’s communications, and did so after he left the campaign. Top officials at both the Justice Department and FBI are involved in signing off on these warrant applications.
Court-authorized surveillance is not the same as “spying,” which implies illegal freelance activity, ex-intelligence officials say.
Gomez echoed former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper in calling the term a “pejorative” in the law enforcement community.
“I think he needs to be more careful and judicious in the way he testifies,” Gomez told TPM. “I can say that myself and probably a lot of former and active agents took offense at the suggestion we would commit essentially an illegal act—engaging in domestic spying as opposed to a legitimate court-ordered surveillance, which is what it was.”
“So he needs to be more careful about how he talks about all of this because the FBI is already on the ropes,” Gomez said.
Collapsing these distinctions paints an overly simplistic, nefarious picture of counterintelligence investigations that further undermines morale at the agency Trump has personally targeted since 2016, ex-officials said. They also come at a moment where the U.S.—and Trump himself—are facing an onslaught of foreign counterintelligence operations.
In January of this year, current DNI Dan Coats testified that foreign nations including Russia, China and Iran are likely already planning to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Russia in particular would focus on “aggravating” social and racial tensions via social media influence campaigns in order to further sow discord in the U.S. FBI Director Chris Wray testified that these campaigns present a “particularly vexing and challenging problem.”
Then there are the apparent recent efforts to breach security at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. The FBI is investigating whether a Chinese national arrested there in late March was a spy for China’s intelligence agencies. She was found with multiple cellphones, an external hard drive, and nine USB thumb drives, including one loaded with malware.
In a Wednesday Washington Post op-ed, former FBI counterterrorism agent Ali Soufan called Mar-a-Lago a “counterintelligence nightmare.”
“Every hostile intelligence service worthy of the name must have eyes and ears at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump resorts,” Soufan wrote.
For FBI agents trying to root out foreign government spying, hearing their boss accuse his own staffers of spying “takes an internal toll,” Gomez said.
“It’s a lot of work to figure these things out,” he continued. “If you’re not allowed to investigate because your government doesn’t trust you, you start to think, ‘Why bother?’”
Anderson, the former FBI counterintelligence official, said it was “disturbing” that Barr didn’t think through the impact of making out-of-context public comments about the FBI’s Russia probe.
“It doesn’t help America or any part of these investigations because it makes people start questioning everything that’s going on,” Anderson said.
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El por ciento de sequía moderada en la isla se mantuvo desde la pasada semana, mientras que el por ciento de sequía anómala mostró un leve descenso, según se desprende de los datos más recientes divulgados por el Monitor de Sequía de Estados Unidos.El informe, divulgado el jueves, precisa que el por ciento en sequía moderada se mantuvo en 10.35.Los municipios bajo este nivel de sequía son: Ciales, Morovis, Corozal, Naranjito, Toa Alta, Bayamón, Aguas Buenas, Caguas, Cidra, Cayey, Aibonito, Comerío, Barranquitas, Coamo y Orocovis.Asimismo, el informe indica que el por ciento de la isla que está en sequía anómala redujo de 59.37 a 58.99. El 41.01 por ciento del terreno no enfrenta condiciones secas.La mayoría de los pueblos de la zona noroeste de la isla están fuera de condiciones de sequía, a pesar que Rincón, Aguada, Moca y Añasco están sequía anómala.Según detalla el informe, la población estimada en áreas de sequía es de 342,613. El máximo nivel de sequía es sequía excepcional.Accede el informe del Monitor de Sequía de Estados Unidos aquí: https://bit.ly/2QsI9UH .
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