As the endless drone of “Trump/Russia collusion” continues, more evidence is to coming to light that key Democrats — including President Barack Obama — used the power of the surveillance state to illegally spy on prominent Americans — including Donald Trump (even before he was a candidate). As part of what President Trump has repeatedly called a “witch hunt,” the Obama administration collected confidential data on Trump and others, according to freedom activist lawyer Larry Klayman, who is also the founder of both Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch.
via Whistleblower: Obama-era Deep State Surveillance Program Spied on Trump, Judges, Others
FBI Investigated Whether Trump Is a Russian Mole and a "Possible Threat to National Security" Besides the well-known criminal investigation into whether the firing of James Comey as FBI Director constitutes obstruction of justice, the FBI also quietly launched a counterintelligence investigation into whether Donald Trump is a Russian agent. The counterintelligence investigation was begun at the same time as the criminal investigation — within days of Comey’s firing.
via FBI Investigated Whether Trump Is a Russian Mole and a "Possible Threat to National Security"
What we know: Strong arctic high pressure will bring much colder air southward from Canada into the Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes late this week into next weekend. A storm system entering the West Coast Thursday will tap into that cold air once it moves through the central and eastern states Friday through next weekend, likely delivering a widespread area of snow.
via Arctic Cold Could Fuel Another Snowstorm From Rockies to Plains, Midwest and Northeast Late-Week Into Next Weekend | The Weather Channel
The US Air Force is putting China on notice as it announced Friday a new deployment of three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers to Hawaii for training in the Pacific. The nuclear-capable aircraft departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and touched down at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, along with 200 support personnel airmen, as part of a U.S Strategic Command-led Bomber Task Force mission.
via "China's Nightmare": B-2 Stealth Bombers Deployed To Hawaii, "On Watch" 24/7 | Zero Hedge
When Digital Platforms Become Censors Call 2018 the “Year of Deplatforming.” The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers. But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they don’t like. If you rely on someone else’s platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, you’re now at risk. This raises troubling questions, not only for free speech but for the future of American politics and media.
via  Flashback: When Digital Platforms Become Censors - WSJ