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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Why Offering $25,000 To "Debunk" A Conspiracy Theory Is Pure "Bunk"

Recently, I had run across a few posts on social media offering a cash reward to anyone who could "debunk pizzagate." I cringed.  Admittedly, this was not the first time I've run across such an offer.  As with many major news events, there are those who undoubtedly fall into one of three categories:

1.  Those who blindly accept a news story at "face-value," question nothing and believe every aspect of the story as reported by the media as 100% fact.
2. Those believe some of a news story may be true, but not all facts seem to align in a way that would make logical or common sense, and therefore there may be some questions about the narrative left unresolved, sometimes months or years later.
3. Those who believe almost nothing mainstream news publishes and opt for a more nefarious or sinister side of a story, ultimately luring them to dive down the rabbit holes otherwise known as "conspiracy theories."

Having been known for diving down my fair share of rabbit holes myself, I can attest to the morbid curiosity that some stories just naturally lend themselves to.  Social media, for all of its positive traits, has a dark side too, and is hardly an innocent bystander.  By that I mean simply this; if there is a conspiracy theory to be looked at, you need to look no further than your favorite social media platform's "news feed" to pick any number of holes to jump down into head first.  And really, there is no harm in that;  it keeps life interesting, and offers a reader a more active role in looking at an event rather than merely being a spectator.  To demonstrate, here are just some of the more popular ongoing conspiracy theories, some of which have been going on for decades:

1. President John F. Kennedy was killed by the "mafia" / CIA / Mossad (insert any agency here).
2. September 11, 2001 attacks were an "inside job."
3. No astronauts ever landed or walked on the moon.
4. Adam Lanza could not have been the (sole) killer at Sandy Hook.
5. The Pulse Orlando nightclub massacre was a hoax.
6. PizzaGate is a pure "fake news" story fabricated by Russia or Wikileaks.

On the flip side of this coin, are the professional "debunkers."  For every possible conspiracy theory, there is a virtual army of keyboard warriors all too willing to rip your virtual face off for even mentioning that something just doesn't sound right with a particular news event.  There are several forums and websites who dedicate their collective resources, brain power, and sometimes even cash rewards to those who can "debunk" a particular conspiracy theory.  But is that even possible?

Let's just examine the last one I mentioned above, PizzaGate, as an example of this dilemma.  To many, the concept or "conspiracy theory" labeled as "PizzaGate" emerged late in the 2016 Presidential elections after a series of leaked emails between Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta and his colleagues had referenced the term "pizza" not only repeatedly, but in what to many would seem to be in either inappropriate or just outright bizarre context.  Because of the way pizza was used out of context within the emails, as well as other strange coincidences found by internet sleuths examining the Wikileaks documents, Podesta's and Podesta associates' social media profiles, along with one particular pizza joint run by one of Washington, DC's most influential people who had a penitent for kinky musical acts at the pizza place he runs, there appeared to be ample ingredients for one huge "coincidence lasagna."



In fact, the amount of coincidences that exists is so vast, it's actually impossible to discuss here (but here are some links to rabbit holes you can jump down on your own, here, here and here.

Back to the point of this article.  One of my own pet peeves (hey, we all have them) is when I see comments written by well-intended individuals (yes, I'm giving the benefit of the doubt that they are well-intended folks, misinformed, but well-intended) stating that "so-and-so is offering money for anyone who can debunk _______________." (Insert any conspiracy theory you like in the blank spot)

Having witnessed just one too many of said statements being made, I finally decided to comment back, just to assist them to understand why reposting such a statement is a bad practice and an exercise in futility.  Below is my actual comment I left (please let me know your opinion):

"The problem with statements like "there's a $25,000 reward for anyone who can *debunk* pizzagate..." lies within the way that is phrased.

To "debunk" something, means to prove something is false.  Above that, is also the notion that by "debunking" something, one not only has proved it false, but also proved it's a sham as well.


Here's the problem:  No one, other than investigative agencies, will ever be able to "debunk" pizzagate (which is a theory about pedo rings with central ties to Washington DC & global elites).  One can never "debunk" that; in essence the challenge being laid out there is "prove beyond doubt that a conspiracy theory is false."  


How does one exactly prove something is a negative (or a falsehood), even more importantly, why would someone want to do so?  It's very difficult, if not impossible to do, but more importantly, it works against the person trying to prove a conspiracy theory is TRUE.  Proving something as 100% untrue is nearly impossible unless one has access to every witness, every physical location, every potential victim, etc. 


However, should the claim be "prove within a degree of certainty that pizzagate is real.." well, that makes the challenge not only possible, but probable."


TL;DR Version: The entity offering the $25,000 reward already believes pizzagate is false.  One can't "prove" a falsehood as being even more false.

I hope you are able to make the subtle, but important distinction here.  The ones who generally offer cash rewards tend to be those who already believe the conspiracy theory to be FALSE.  Since they are controlling the purse-strings, there is no amount of evidence, either circumstantial or concrete, that will ever be enough to substantiate that a "conspiracy theory" is true.  Proving a conspiracy theory as true, has its own challenges;  after all, once a conspiracy theory is proven to be true, it's actually no longer a conspiracy theory, but rather, it becomes fact.  That is a rather wide chasm to cross successfully.

What is your opinion on those offering cash rewards to "debunk" something they already believe to be "false?"  Is it even possible to do?  Or is this merely a way to find out who is willing to accept the challenge, collect names, data, etc.?  Or is that yet another conspiracy theory all together?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Jason Chaffetz Pursues Criminal Charges Against Hillary Clinton Aide Bryan Pagliano: "Failure To Appear Before Congress"

February 16, 2017

Bryan Pagliano, a State Department / Hillary Clinton I.T. Aide, is now being referred to the Justice Department / Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on criminal charges for "FAILURE TO APPEAR" before Congress.  This stems from several attempts to have Mr. Pagliano appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in September, 2016 to testify with regards to the private server set up for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Pagliano had intended on pleading the 5th, meaning, he had no intention of responding to questions, however, there was a lawful subpoena issued for his appearance, as well as his immunity agreement with the Department of Justice.  Since he did not appear, and since he did not produce his immunity agreement, Jason Chaffetz has now requested that Attorney General Jeff Sessions issue and summon a Grand Jury to determine if criminal charges can / shall apply for this act of defiance.






Letter To Attorney General As Submitted:



































Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jason Chaffetz Probes White House's Handling of "Sensitive Information" At Florida Location Last Weekend



CHAFFETZ PROBES WHITE HOUSE’S HANDLING OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION

PUBLISHED: FEB 14, 2017


Related:  Inspector General Request On Classified Info Leaks To Media

Letter requests information related to Mar-a-Lago event
WASHINGTON – Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus asking for answers relating to widespread reports that sensitive information may have been shared or discussed in a common area at Mar-a-Lago.
The letter states:
“Accounts and photographs from other diners seem to indicate these communications occurred in the presence of other guests. Reportedly, documents were provided by what appeared to be White House staff for the President’s review while the dinner proceeded.
“Discussions with foreign leaders regarding international missile tests, and documents used to support those discussions, are presumptively sensitive.
“While the President is always on duty, and cannot dictate the timing of when he needs to receive sensitive information about urgent matters, we hope the White House will cooperate in providing the Committee with additional information.”
Full text of the letter can be viewed here, and below.
February 14, 2017
The Honorable Reince Priebus
Chief of Staff
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Mr. Priebus:
News reports have recounted on February 11, 2017, the President and the Prime Minister of Japan discussed North Korea’s launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile while at dinner at the Mar-a-Lago resort’s public dining area. Accounts and photographs from other diners seem to indicate these communications occurred in the presence of other guests. Reportedly, documents were provided by what appeared to be White House staff for the President’s review while the dinner proceeded. During this time, according to reports, the President made telephone calls to staff in Washington, D.C. These reports and social media accounts have suggested White House staff used their own cell phones to provide illumination for reviewing documents.[1] Separately, one Mar-a-Lago guest posted to his Facebook page a photograph with a man described to be the holder of the “nuclear football.”[2]
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said no classified information was present in the Mar-a-Lago dining room, as the President was briefed in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) both before and after the dinner.[3] Nevertheless, discussions with foreign leaders regarding international missile tests, and documents used to support those discussions, are presumptively sensitive. While the President is always on duty, and cannot dictate the timing of when he needs to receive sensitive information about urgent matters, we hope the White House will cooperate in providing the Committee with additional information.
Please provide the following information to the Committee as soon as possible, but no later than February 28, 2017:
  1. An explanation of whether proper security protocols were followed with regard to discussions at Mar-a-Lago, as well as who set those protocols;
  1. Identify the documents reviewed at the dinner table and other common areas at Mar-a-Lago, and whether any of those documents were classified or otherwise sensitive, and if so, what classification level and handling caveats applied;
  1. An explanation of whether any classified information was discussed in common areas at Mar-a-Lago, including while any individuals were speaking or recording on cellular telephones;
  1. An explanation about whether and how the guests, employees, and residents at Mar-a-Lago are vetted in order to ensure that they are not foreign agents or spies on behalf of a foreign government; and
  1. In addition to the SCIF at Mar-a-Lago, what other security protocols are in place to protect sensitive information at Mar-a-Lago.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions regarding this request, please have your staff contact the Committee staff at (202) 225-5074.
Sincerely,
Jason Chaffetz
Chairman

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Singer / Actress Joy Villa Pulls Off The Most Amazing Dress Switch At the 2017 Grammy's Red Carpet

ENTERTAINMENT / 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS

JOY VILLA ROCKS A "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN" (#MAGA) DRESS ON THE RED CARPET PULLING OFF THE ULTIMATE BAIT-AND-SWITCH



Singer / Pop Star Joy Villa (www.JoyVilla.com) appears to pull off the grand-daddy of all troll moves;  she hints at wearing a white dress to the 2017 Grammy Awards show, however, underneath was the real treat;  a custom "Make America Great Again" Trump Dress.

Her Instagram and other social media immediately began being flooded with hate-message, so please, let's show some #Trump love, and send positive comments her way!

Link To Joy Villa Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyvilla/
Link To Joy Villa Twitter: https://twitter.com/Joy_Villa

Who is Joy? True to the lyrics of her song "Vagabonds", Joy Villa is a singer songwriter who's never slowing down. Having lived in Hollywood, Seattle, Las Vegas, and now residing in NYC, touring extensively since 2012 to Asia, Australia the US and Europe. 


 Joy's favorite genre has always been rock and roll, and she considers herself lucky to be a female that looks different than the normal "Rockstar".  A classic renaissance woman, she also paints, models, acts, dances, composes poetry, and writes screenplays and books. 


Joy grew up with an Italian father and an African American mother, blending two cultures to create a perfect mix. This "mixed life" outpours in her musical influences, listening to everything from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross, to Blondie and Nirvana as a child. 


(Excerpt From Official Website)


About the Designer:  Andre Soriano

Andre Soriano was born and raised to a Filipino family in Manila, Philippines, currently residing in the San Diego, California. He is the son of Josephine, an very caring mother. His interest in fashion design started early, and as a child when his mother used to design draperies for the family members and that's how Andre learned his art.
He attended FIDM, a fashion school in San Francisco and In 2004, Andre opened a store in San Francisco which sells Active wear and Ready-to-wear clothing. His true passion is to make couture gowns. He moved to San Diego in 2008 and established an Atelier from home with help of his significant other Thomas Brown. He was on first season of Styled to Rock where he created a dress for Carly Rae Jepsen and other celebrities. 
He has been featured at New York Fashion Times presenting Pre Fall 2014 Collection at Style Fashion Week L.A. a regular article at Fine Magazine. 
The 2015 Grammy dress he designed for Joy Villa was a talk of the town during Grammys, that is until 2017 of course, where his "Make America Great Again" / TRUMP dress caught social media by storm. 

Article Links:

1. Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/02/12/photos-joy-villa-unveils-donald-trump-dress-grammys/

2. Fox News:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/slideshow/2017/02/12/2017-grammy-awards-most-eye-catching-red-carpet-looks.html#/slide/making-a-statement

3. The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/319161-singer-wears-make-america-great-again-dress-at-grammys

Executive Order: Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice


EXECUTIVE ORDER
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PROVIDING AN ORDER OF SUCCESSION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
     By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby ordered that:
     Section 1.  Order of Succession Subject to the provisions of section 2 of this order, the following officers, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General during any period in which the Attorney General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, and any officers designated by the Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508 to act as Attorney General, have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, until such time as at least one of the officers mentioned above is able to perform the functions and duties of that office:
     (a)  United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia;
     (b)  United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; and
     (c)  United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
     Sec. 2.  Exceptions.  (a)  No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1 of this order in an acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as Attorney General pursuant to this order.
     (b)  No individual listed in section 1 shall act as Attorney General unless that individual is otherwise eligible to so serve under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
     (c)  Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by law, to depart from this order in designating an acting Attorney General.
     Sec. 3.  Revocation of Executive Order.  Executive Order 13762 of January 13, 2017, is revoked.
     Sec. 4.  General Provision.  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 9, 2017.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister of Iraq: Iran A Common and Immediate Threat

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq

President Donald J. Trump spoke yesterday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi of Iraq to underscore the support of the United States for the Iraqi people in our shared fight against the terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  President Trump emphasized the buildup of the United States military.  President Trump also congratulated Iraqi forces on their recent progress in Mosul, thanked Prime Minister al-Abadi for his leadership, and expressed condolences for the many Iraqi lives lost in the counter-ISIS campaign.  The two leaders discussed the strong partnership between the Iraqi and United States militaries, as well as the great sacrifice by both countries.  Both leaders spoke to the threat Iran presents across the entire region.  They also reaffirmed their commitment to the long-term partnership between the United States and Iraq grounded in the U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.

Representative Trey Gowdy Statement On 9th Circuit Court Of Appeals Decision: Non-Citizens Do Not Have Same Rights

REP. GOWDY STATEMENT ON 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS DECISION


February 9, 2017  
Press Release 
Spartanburg, SC - Rep. Trey Gowdy released the following statement after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to block President Trump's executive order on immigration.
"No one familiar with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be surprised at today's ruling. The 9th Circuit has a well-earned reputation for being presumptively reversible. Unlike the district court order, there is at least a court opinion which can be evaluated.
Of particular interest is the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' suggestion that even those unlawfully present in the country have certain due process rights with respect to immigration. The Court cites Zadvydas v. Davis, 533 U.S. 678, 695 (2001) for the proposition that even aliens who have committed and been convicted of certain crimes while in the U.S. unlawfully may have due process rights with respect to travel to or from the United States. In addition, the Court ventures curiously into its own role in reviewing a President's national security conclusions. 
Legal permanent residents, non-citizens with current valid visas, non-citizens with expired visas (which were once valid), aliens with no legal standing, aliens who have committed a crime but have not yet been deported and aliens who are not even present in the United States but seek to come are just a few of the categories the Supreme Court will need to determine what process is due, if any. It seems clear to most of us - not on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - there is no right to come to this country for non-citizens of the United States. It also seems clear judges are neither in a position, practically or jurisprudentially, to second guess national security determinations made by the Commander in Chief. There is a reason we elect the Commander in Chief and do not elect federal judges.  
For those, like Alexander Hamilton, who once or now wondered if the Judicial Branch would be too weak. Wonder no more." 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lybia: State Department Expresses Concern Over Tactical Forces Entering Tripoli

On Recent Events in Tripoli

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner 
Acting Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 10, 2017

The United States notes with serious concern reports that numerous tactical vehicles from an organization claiming to be the “Libyan National Guard” have entered Tripoli. This deployment has the potential to further destabilize the already fragile security situation in Tripoli.
Libya should work to build a unified national military force under civilian command that is capable of providing security for all Libyans and combating terrorist groups. Disunity and lack of coordination among Libyan forces only benefit ISIS and other terrorist groups seeking to exploit Libyan territory and resources.
We continue to encourage all Libyans to support political reconciliation and the Government of National Accord (GNA) as it works‎ to address Libya’s critical security and economic challenges, preserve Libya’s unity, and oversee the transition to a new government through peaceful elections, within the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA).
We urge all parties to renew efforts toward national reconciliation through political dialogue.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary


First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as the White House Social Secretary.  As the White House Social Secretary, Ms. Niceta Lloyd - known as Rickie - along with the First Lady, will be responsible for the planning and execution of events that take place at the White House.  She will oversee all social events and gatherings, from Official State Dinners, White House social calendar events, official policy-related events, to the First Lady’s initiatives.
“Rickie brings with her over twenty-two years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience,” said First Lady Melania Trump. "I am looking forward to sharing my ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality to America's house, my new home as well. That, along with Rickie's vast experience, I am even more excited."
Ms. Niceta Lloyd’s gracious entertaining style perfectly aligns with that of the First Lady.  She  worked with both Democratic and Republican JCCIC leadership in planning the last five Inaugurations.  During her time at Design Cuisine she assisted the State Department's Office of Protocol in executing numerous State Luncheons, Summits and Conferences under Secretaries Albright, Powell, Rice, Clinton and Kerry.  Her extensive experience includes events for the NRCC, DCCC, DNC, RNC, Speaker of the House and Secretary of the Senate.  Most recently she executed events during President Trump's 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee celebrations.
Ms. Niceta Lloyd is married to Thomas Lloyd, grandson of the late Bunny Mellon, wife of Paul Mellon, friend and mentor to Jacqueline Kennedy.
Mrs. Mellon was instrumental in designing the White House Rose Garden with First Lady Mrs. Kennedy.  Ms. Niceta Lloyd's formidable precision and elegance was greatly influenced by Mrs. Mellon.  Ms. Niceta Lloyd, along with her husband and two children live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

President Trump Gets Carrier, Sprint, GM and Intel To Create / Retain Thousands of New Jobs

Intel Announces $7 Billion Investment Creating 10,000 New Jobs

President Trump is Getting America Back to Work


The past 8 years have taken a toll on American workers. But now, we have already begun bringing OUR jobs back to OUR country.
Today we are excited to announce that Intel has pledged to make a $7 billion investment in Arizona, creating 10,000 jobs!
Companies across America are making the commitment to creating thousands of new jobs everyday:
  • 11/29/2016: Carrier pledges to create 1,000 new jobs
  • 12/28/2016: Sprint and OneWeb announces creating and saving of 8,000 jobs
  • 01/17/2017: GM pledges $1 billion in manufacturing to create 1,500 new jobs
  • 02/08/2017: Intel announces $7 Billion investment in 10,000 new jobs in Arizona
President Trump made a promise to this country – bring jobs back to America. The spirit of optimism sweeping the country is already boosting job growth, and it is only the beginning.
Over the next 4 years, President Trump is committed to creating new policies and embracing challenges in the labor force that will put America First in job creation, growth and innovation.
We are getting America back to work. And with each new success, we continue to make America great again. 

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers


EXECUTIVE ORDER
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PREVENTING VIOLENCE AGAINST FEDERAL, STATE, TRIBAL,
AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1.  Policy.  It shall be the policy of the executive branch to:
(a)  enforce all Federal laws in order to enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, and thereby all Americans;
(b)  develop strategies, in a process led by the Department of Justice (Department) and within the boundaries of the Constitution and existing Federal laws, to further enhance the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers; and
(c)  pursue appropriate legislation, consistent with the Constitution's regime of limited and enumerated Federal powers, that will define new Federal crimes, and increase penalties for existing Federal crimes, in order to prevent violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers.
Sec. 2.  Implementation.  In furtherance of the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the Attorney General shall:
(a)  develop a strategy for the Department's use of existing Federal laws to prosecute individuals who commit or attempt to commit crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers;
(b)  coordinate with State, tribal, and local governments, and with law enforcement agencies at all levels, including other Federal agencies, in prosecuting crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers in order to advance adequate multi-jurisdiction prosecution efforts;
(c)  review existing Federal laws to determine whether those laws are adequate to address the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers;
(d)  following that review, and in coordination with other Federal agencies, as appropriate, make recommendations to the President for legislation to address the protection and safety of Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, including, if warranted, legislation defining new crimes of violence and establishing new mandatory minimum sentences for existing crimes of violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers, as well as for related crimes;
(e)  coordinate with other Federal agencies to develop an executive branch strategy to prevent violence against Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers;
(f)  thoroughly evaluate all grant funding programs currently administered by the Department to determine the extent to which its grant funding supports and protects Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers; and
(g)  recommend to the President any changes to grant funding, based on the evaluation required by subsection (f) of this section, including recommendations for legislation, as appropriate, to adequately support and protect Federal, State, tribal, and local law enforcement officers.
Sec. 3.  General Provisions.  (a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    February 9, 2017