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VIDEO: Donald Trump Has Univision Reporter Removed From Press Conference

During a news conference in Iowa on Tuesday, billionaire mogul and GOP candidate Donald Trump had a confrontation with Jorge Ramos, an anchor for Univision.

Ramos stood up and began to ask Trump about his plans to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, and to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Excuse me, sit down. You weren’t called,” Trump quickly responded. “Sit down. Sit down.”

[quote_center]Ramos continued to speak, and Trump said, “You haven’t been called on, go back to Univision.”[/quote_center]

“I am a reporter. Don’t touch me. I have a right to ask the question,” said Ramos, as a security officer approached him and began to push him from the room.

While other journalists proceeded to question Trump as to why he wouldn’t take questions from Ramos, an Emmy award-winning Mexican-American journalist, Trump insisted that it was because Ramos asked a question out of turn.


Approximately 15 minutes after he was removed from the room, Ramos returned, and he and Trump began to debate Trump’s plans for immigration as a Presidential hopeful.

“You cannot deny citizenship to children,” Ramos insisted. He went on to question how Trump planned to deport 11 million people.

“Very humanely,” said Trump, who ultimately called his plan for dealing with illegal immigrants “management.”

[RELATED: Trump’s Hotel Construction Site Employs Workers Who Came To The U.S. Illegally]

Trump sued the entire Univision network for $500 million in June after it dropped coverage of his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants following comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

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Fact Check: Holes in Hillary’s Email Story

Hillary Clinton addressed her use of private email to conduct government business during her tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, from 2009 to 2013, at a press conference at the United Nations on Tuesday. 

“When I got to work as secretary of state, I opted for convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the State Department, because I thought it would be easier to carry just one device for my work and for my personal emails instead of two,” Clinton said.

While Clinton said that she used her private email for “convenience,” in order to carry just one device, she made a comment about using two different devices in an interview two weeks before.

At the Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women on Feb. 24, Clinton was asked if she preferred an iPhone or an Android. “iPhone,” Clinton responded. She then added, “Okay – in full disclosure – and a Blackberry.”

There are reasons when you start out in Washington on a Blackberry you stay on it in many instances,” Clinton said. “I don’t know, I don’t throw anything away. I’m like two steps short of a hoarder. So I have an iPad, a mini iPad, an iPhone and a Blackberry.”

While Clinton claimed at her press conference that she did not want to deal with the hassle of carrying two devices to keep up with her emails, she also revealed that she did go through the hassle of deleting about half, or 30,000 of her emails, which she categorized as personal and “chose not to keep.”

In going through the emails, there were over 60,000 in total, sent and received. About half were work-related and went to State Department, and about half were personal that were not in any way related to my work,” Clinton said.

Clinton also made a comment about her the fact that while she did not use proper protocol, and her own emails were not saved onto the government system, the government employees she corresponded with were using the correct addresses, and their overall correspondence was recorded.

The vast majority of my work emails went to government employees at their government addresses, which meant they were captured and preserved immediately on the system at the State Department,” Clinton said.

During the question-and-answer portion of the press conference, Clinton made a comment about deciphering between which emails were “work-related” and which ones were personal.

The process produced over 30,000 you know, work emails, and I think that we have more than met the requests from the State Department,” Clinton said. “The server contains personal communications from my husband and me, and I believe I have met all of my responsibilities and the server will remain private and I think that the State Department will be able, over time, to release all of the records that were provided.

Clinton claimed that the server contains “personal communications” between her and her husband, and she added that the private server, which has been traced back to her home in Chappaqua, New York, was “set up for President Clinton’s office.”

However, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Bill Clinton “still doesn’t use email,” and “has sent a grand total of two emails during his entire life,” both while he was president.


CSPOA To Hold Press Conference On Constitution Day

Former Arizona sheriff and Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) Executive Director Richard Mack spoke with Benswann.com to discuss the organization’s upcoming press conference to be held Wednesday, September 17th in Washington, D.C. Mack said that this press conference will be part of a series of “Lighting the Lamp Of Liberty” events.

The press conference revolves largely around the CSPOA’s resolution, available here, to be presented to Congress. The resolution affirms “that any federal officer, agent, or employee, regardless of supposed congressional authorization, is required to obey and observe limitations consisting of the enumerated powers as detailed within Article 1 Section 8 of the U S Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.” 

The resolution also specifies acts from government agencies that are denounced by CSPOA members, which include confiscation of firearms without probable cause, improper auditing and searching of a person’s finances, and “domestic utilization of our nation’s military or federal agencies operating under power granted under the laws of war against American citizens.”

The CSPOA is an organization comprised of former and current sheriffs, peace officers and public officials nationwide who are determined to protect citizens by strictly abiding by their Constitutional limits. The CSPOA created this resolution to take a stand against overreaching power used by federal agencies; notable examples of federal overstepping includes attempted land grabs by the  Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at the standoff at the Bundy Ranch earlier this year resulting in troubling aftermath, and the battle between the BLM and land owner Bill Johnson.

Mack wrote in his new book “Are You A David?” that police officers have been following orders to detain and punish citizens for uneventful acts like gardening against city ordinances and dancing at memorials; he also criticized federal agencies for paramilitary raids on organic farms and food co-ops. Mack and the CSPOA denounce using police force to raid homes, confiscate property and enact violence on people who “aren’t hurting anyone, but who engaged in behaviors” that lawmakers decided are illegal.

The CSPOA’s mission is dedicated to not only protecting land owners from the BLM, but to stand against federal agencies usurping authority from sheriffs, officers and public officials and to ensure that these agencies check in with local authorities and cooperate with them rather than strong-arming them in times of crisis.

Sheriff Mack, known for his leadership as Graham County, AZ sheriff, gained national exposure in the 1990s after he and six other sheriffs challenged the constitutionality of a provision of the Brady Bill that required chief law enforcement officers (CLEOs) to perform background checks. The Supreme Court ruled the provision unconstitutional, although background checks remain optional.

“That’s my calling card,” Mack said. “That’s what I did that brought me to the freedom movement in America. When I was sheriff in Arizona, I sued to stop the overreach of the Brady Bill. I sued the Clinton Administration. I was the first sheriff in American history to sue the federal government, take the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and win.”

Speakers at the conference will include Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), a critic of police militarization, Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners Of America, Ben Swann, and many others. Sheriff Mack says that this conference and presentation of the resolution will foster a spirit of working together and protecting the public.